Wednesday Morning Rant [Joe Mannix]

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Promises Kept

As campaign season heats up and the battle lines become clearer, political advertising is going to start deluging the airwaves and internet soon. In some places, it's already begun. Commercials, billboards, yard signs, banner ads and more will once again become a continuous presence in daily life. Given the widespread use of the midterms as a referendum on the administration, the Biden Administration's performance is going to be front and center in the campaign.

So how is he doing? Well, if you ask me, he's doing pretty well indeed at holding up his campaign promises. He isn't batting 1.000, of course, but he's making real progress on his promised agenda. Here's a little scorecard on some of his key commitments.

Campaign promise: Get tough on Russia
And then you find out that everything is going on here about Russia is wanting to make sure that I do not get elected the next President of the United States because they know I know them, and they know me.

Big check on this one. Biden is so tough on Russia that Russia did something they didn't do under the last guy: invaded Ukraine. There's now a regional war into which we're pouring billions of dollars in cash and equipment, and have responded with economic sanctions resulting in serious global consequences for various commodities, namely wheat, energy and cooking oils all while Russia's currency continues to hold up. If this isn't keeping a promise, I don't know what is.

Campaign Promise: Open up immigration and sanctuary
You come to the United States and you make your case. That's how you seek asylum, based on the following premise, why I deserve it under American law.

Mission accomplished. We have "migrant caravans" again. We have vastly increasing numbers of Border Patrol "contacts" with illegal aliens. Catch-and-release is being restored. The prior administration's border and immigration policies have been shelved. The "Muslim Ban" on people from terrorist rogue states is gone. Biden's promise: Kept

Campaign promise: Attack the oil industry
I would transition from the oil industry. Yes.

Incomplete, but well underway. Have you seen the price of gas and diesel recently? You don't get that without visionary energy policy in the name of Mother Earth. Directly through policy and indirectly through alliances with capital market players, the Biden Administration is delivering on his promise to destroy the oil industry. Production is down, pipelines are suspended, refinery capacity is shrinking and despite all of this we're still shipping our oil to our allies in Europe who need it as a result of Biden's "tough on Russia" promise. Rome wasn't built in a day, but it can't be torn down in a day, either. I'm confident that by the end of his administration, even more progress will be made on this 'keystone' promise.

Campaign Promise: Deal with climate change
Climate change, climate warming, global warming is an existential threat to humanity. We have a moral obligation to deal with it.

Great progress is being made. We're back in the Paris Accords. The economy is sliding downhill - and what's better for the environment than reduced economic activity? Oil - already discussed - is long since on the outs. Hooray for the climate! We continue to concentrate our pollution offshore in places where poor people live, and we're doing our bit for the climate by pursuing penury at home and abroad via treaty! This isn't a full win, but boy are we on our way.
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So how are we looking? Two solid wins and two great leaps of progress on four major campaign issues. Not a bad scorecard. Biden's administration is doing what Biden promised to do on the campaign trail, and they are wildly successful on multiple fronts. They're delivering the goods, and the consequences of these actions are the cost of the Biden Administration keeping its promises.

And if the GOP has any gumption in the slightest, they'll readily point out all of the campaign promises that this administration is keeping.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 11:00 AM




Comments

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1 Biden is an unnatural disaster

Posted by: 496 at June 22, 2022 11:01 AM (VJsqe)

2 Hola

Posted by: Thanatopsis at June 22, 2022 11:01 AM (epbgs)

3 not sponge

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at June 22, 2022 11:02 AM (LvTSG)

4 Joe da hero.

Posted by: BignJames at June 22, 2022 11:02 AM (AwYPR)

5 F to the J to the B

Posted by: kallisto at June 22, 2022 11:03 AM (DJFLF)

6 Just talked to a person I know in the Cruz campaign, said Cornyn's office is "stunned" by the reaction from home. Dumbasses.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at June 22, 2022 11:03 AM (oWBc3)

7 I am so sick of campaign promises. Why can't they just go back to lying to me?

Posted by: Diogenes at June 22, 2022 11:03 AM (anj39)

8 Just talked to a person I know in the Cruz campaign, said Cornyn's office is "stunned" by the reaction from home. Dumbasses.
Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at June 22, 2022 11:03 AM (oWBc3)
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It should be absurd, but I believe it. Our ruling class is awfully insulated.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 11:03 AM (WWh8n)

9 No mean tweets - 100% success

A sniff of every preteen girl across america - in progress!

Posted by: Scott_T at June 22, 2022 11:03 AM (2waQ7)

10 Happy Hump Day, all.

Thanks, JJ, for the delightful pic of Cornyn. Yeesh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:04 AM (ptqGC)

11 6 Just talked to a person I know in the Cruz campaign, said Cornyn's office is "stunned" by the reaction from home. Dumbasses.
Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at June 22, 2022 11:03 AM (oWBc3)

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It's not like Cornyn's been in Texas politics his whole life or anything.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at June 22, 2022 11:04 AM (LvTSG)

12 Just talked to a person I know in the Cruz campaign, said Cornyn's office is "stunned" by the reaction from home. Dumbasses.

I'm stunned. Really. I thought the Soviets would love an invasion.

Posted by: A. Schickelgruber at June 22, 2022 11:04 AM (/NCI4)

13 campaign season = my mailbox stuffed with junk mailers from wannabe pols

really wasteful, environment-wise

Posted by: DB at June 22, 2022 11:05 AM (geLO8)

14 Just talked to a person I know in the Cruz campaign, said Cornyn's office is "stunned" by the reaction from home. Dumbasses.
Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at June 22, 2022 11:03 AM (oWBc3)

I guess the resounding "boos" he got at the TX GOP meeting the other day didn't tip him off.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:05 AM (ptqGC)

15 F to the J to the B
Posted by: kallisto at June 22, 2022 11:03 AM (DJFLF)

I said-a hip, hop, the hippie, the hippie
To the hip hip hop-a you don't stop the rock
It to the bang-bang boogie, say up jump the boogie
To the rhythm of the boogie, the beat

Posted by: Funk Master C de Monet at June 22, 2022 11:05 AM (4I/2K)

16 And if the GOP has any gumption in the slightest, they'll readily point out all of the campaign promises that this administration is keeping.

I'm on it! - Sen. Cornyn

Posted by: t_bodie - Lurker. Unless you are reading this. at June 22, 2022 11:05 AM (6jpby)

17 Stolen elections have consequences.

However, delusion is strong with the left. The left always looks for villains, because their policies are always pure and only thwarted by evil industry and the stupidity of Republicans.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 22, 2022 11:05 AM (5pTK/)

18 11 6 Just talked to a person I know in the Cruz campaign, said Cornyn's office is "stunned" by the reaction from home. Dumbasses.


I have to assume his staff are all recent Top 20 college graduates or something?!?!

dumbasses

Posted by: BlackOrchidOfDerp at June 22, 2022 11:06 AM (w0NJk)

19 Willowed but, pertinent:
-Did you see head of the doe Granholm tell us that the oil companies need to invest in more capacity now; but, to be aware they will be shut down completely in 10 years?

Yeah, because bringing on capacity for a short time is such a fine investment strategy and oil companies exist for short term investments...

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 22, 2022 11:06 AM (oiERh)

20 There is no such thing as climate change.

Posted by: vic at June 22, 2022 11:06 AM (mZwKe)

21 14 Just talked to a person I know in the Cruz campaign, said Cornyn's office is "stunned" by the reaction from home. Dumbasses.
Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at June 22, 2022 11:03 AM (oWBc3)

I guess the resounding "boos" he got at the TX GOP meeting the other day didn't tip him off.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:05 AM (ptqGC)

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He's not going to listen to no mob.

They'll vote for him in the most important election ever (2026) no matter what he does. Can't let Democrats take that seat, and the primary candidate will be just a kook.

Third party voting would be the same as voting for Democrats!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at June 22, 2022 11:06 AM (LvTSG)

22 I guess the resounding "boos" he got at the TX GOP meeting the other day didn't tip him off.


he's pretty much used to those tho

Posted by: BlackOrchidOfDerp at June 22, 2022 11:06 AM (w0NJk)

23 But I thought everyone wanted their property and rights taken w/o due process.

JC

Posted by: BignJames at June 22, 2022 11:06 AM (AwYPR)

24 We had an earthquake in GA a few days ago, seventy miles west of Savannah.

Saw pictures this morning of damage to the Westin Resort parking deck and partially collapsed ferry dock. Yikes. I had no idea. We didn't feel a thing here, but apparently it was felt in Hilton Head, SC.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:07 AM (ptqGC)

25 we all know a politician's priorities:

1) election
2) re-election
3) pleasing the donors
4) currying favor with the press
5) ka-CHING

'the People' suck hind tit

Posted by: DB at June 22, 2022 11:07 AM (geLO8)

26 However, delusion is strong with the left. The left always looks for villains, because their policies are always pure and only thwarted by evil industry and the stupidity of Republicans.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 22, 2022 11:05 AM (5pTK/)
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It's an idiosyncrasy of socialism. It's always deviant external forces or internal deviants wrecking the plan. Notice how only socialists have widespread problems of "wrecking" - of willful destruction by the populace, real or imagined?

At least the old kings had the decency to just blame external parties and go to war with them and chew up the peasants when things got bad. The new kings look inward first.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 11:07 AM (WWh8n)

27 did Biden say anything about making the streets safer for the poor and oppressed who are often reduced to committing crime in order to feed their kids and pay for more tattoos, but mostly for tattoos?

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 22, 2022 11:07 AM (Ynyl9)

28 They have no spine, and they largely agree. They voted for the taxpayers to finance the uke oligarchs' war. They love illegals, and they don't care about inflation

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2022 11:07 AM (ONvIw)

29 I’m liking the Reps midterm theme of Just Be Gay.

Posted by: Squid at June 22, 2022 11:07 AM (NFN9G)

30 It's not like Cornyn's been in Texas politics his whole life or anything.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Obviously he's been in DC politics longer than Texas politics.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 22, 2022 11:07 AM (oiERh)

31 Biden's promises real like a list of felonies.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at June 22, 2022 11:07 AM (QSjkU)

32 I guess this was written prior to the gun control bill- another promise kept to the left by the uniparty to the detriment of the people. Fundamental transformation from free citizen to subject/serf.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at June 22, 2022 11:07 AM (950ZJ)

33 Chimp has a lot of vices.

Posted by: Hands at June 22, 2022 11:08 AM (786Ro)

34 Just talked to a person I know in the Cruz campaign, said Cornyn's office is "stunned" by the reaction from home. Dumbasses.
Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem


How in the world could he be that ignorant? Even after years in DC? The man has no core principles.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 22, 2022 11:08 AM (S4k/R)

35 White wine women and minorities will be hardest hit.

Posted by: puddinhead at June 22, 2022 11:08 AM (ifUkZ)

36 34 How in the world could he be that ignorant? Even after years in DC? The man has no core principles.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 22, 2022 11:08 AM (S4k/R)

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I'm pretty sure this is very false.

He just lies about his core principles.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at June 22, 2022 11:08 AM (LvTSG)

37 a recession is not inevitable

there's a recession

you're fault for not giving us what we wanted.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 22, 2022 11:08 AM (Ynyl9)

38 The GOP not only does not have any gumption, they aren't even an opposition party.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at June 22, 2022 11:09 AM (T/s40)

39 35 good. Preferably with a locomotive

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2022 11:09 AM (ONvIw)

40 War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength, Hating America is Loving America!

Posted by: Chuck Martel at June 22, 2022 11:09 AM (fs1hN)

41 Yeah, because bringing on capacity for a short time is such a fine investment strategy and oil companies exist for short term investments...
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 22, 2022 11:06 AM (oiERh)
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It's perfect government logic. And if the oil companies comply with the diktat, they will raise prices to cover the now-short capital lifecycle and so will be vilified again.

Yet again, thanks to government logic, they see no problems with any of this.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 11:09 AM (WWh8n)

42 And if the GOP has any gumption in the slightest, they'll readily point out all of the campaign promises that this administration is keeping.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 11:00 AM

Point it out???
Why they'll be happy to add to his CV with Gun Control and Amnesty. All in the name of.. uh... uh...
Idunno. I got nothing there. There seems to be no good logical reason they'd do it, but here we are.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at June 22, 2022 11:09 AM (MFphb)

43

The Biden administration signaled Tuesday that it will develop a proposed rule to establish a maximum nicotine level in cigarettes and other tobacco products that will essentially lower the amount of nicotine in products available in the US.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 22, 2022 11:09 AM (63Dwl)

44 The systematic dismantling of the United States of America.

Brought to you by George Soros.

Posted by: Miss Issippi - TRANSparent-Pronouns Who/Where at June 22, 2022 11:10 AM (sI15f)

45 Lol.

@MarcACaputo - 39m

Andrew Gillum, the once-rising Florida Democratic star who narrowly lost his 2018 gubernatorial race against Ron DeSantis, has told associates that he expects to be indicted in federal court as early as today for alleged fraud tied to his campaign, NBC News has learned.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:10 AM (ptqGC)

46 Hump Day is every day for Biden.

Posted by: mpfs at June 22, 2022 11:10 AM (t3/qz)

47 Hey! Thanks for the kudos. No joke. I'm doing it for all Americans. North, South, Central, all of 'em. That's a fact. The whole world will be thanking me. Even Russia, after I beat Putin's ass with a pool chain.

Posted by: Joe Biteum at June 22, 2022 11:10 AM (YKsci)

48 38 The GOP not only does not have any gumption, they aren't even an opposition party.
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They've been on puberty blockers for awhile now.

Posted by: puddinhead at June 22, 2022 11:10 AM (ifUkZ)

49 >>Campaign promise: Get tough on Russia

He's so tough on Russia the ruble is now soaring to some of the highest levels ever against the dollar and Russia is selling all the oil Europe didn't want to China, India and others.

If he gets any tougher Vlad will take the EU without a shot.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 22, 2022 11:10 AM (ZLI7S)

50 45 Andrew Gillum, the once-rising Florida Democratic star who narrowly lost his 2018 gubernatorial race against Ron DeSantis, has told associates that he expects to be indicted in federal court as early as today for alleged fraud tied to his campaign, NBC News has learned.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:10 AM (ptqGC)

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The left has no use for him, I guess.

They prefer Charlie Crist because they are racist.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at June 22, 2022 11:10 AM (LvTSG)

51 34. Cornyn's DC office, like Cruz's is probably full of coastal fake conservatives. They do what consultants, like Roe, tell them

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2022 11:11 AM (ONvIw)

52 Andrew Gillum, the once-rising Florida Democratic star who narrowly lost his 2018 gubernatorial race against Ron DeSantis, has told associates that he expects to be indicted in federal court as early as today for alleged fraud tied to his campaign, NBC News has learned.
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Huh, a stand up guy like Andrew?

Posted by: puddinhead at June 22, 2022 11:11 AM (ifUkZ)

53 Yeah, because bringing on capacity for a short time is such a fine investment strategy and oil companies exist for short term investments...
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 22, 2022 11:06 AM (oiERh)
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Even if the specialized steel was available, and I doubt it is, it takes a couple of years to bring new capacity online. And, I'm willing to bet normal amortization of such expansion is measured in decades, not a few years.

I barely graduated high school, yet, even I know better than this.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 22, 2022 11:11 AM (5pTK/)

54 This what happens when you allow an election to be stolen.

This guy ran on what almost nobody wanted, which is why the election had to be stolen.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 22, 2022 11:11 AM (S4k/R)

55 Walmart announced it has removed Chaokoh coconut milk from its shelves following two undercover investigations by animal rights organization PETA. PETA accused the coconut milk brand of using chained and caged monkeys in its production, leading to 86,000 e-mails to Walmart from PETA supporters requesting the product be pulled from its stores.

Posted by: SMOD at June 22, 2022 11:11 AM (RHGPo)

56 I guess this was written prior to the gun control bill- another promise kept to the left by the uniparty to the detriment of the people. Fundamental transformation from free citizen to subject/serf.
Posted by: Farmer Bob at June 22, 2022 11:07 AM (950ZJ)
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It was (parts of it), but that deal ain't done yet. I suspect that it will be, but the jury is still out.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 11:11 AM (WWh8n)

57 Biden: I'm going to raise the price of gas

LIVs: Wow it really sucks the price of gas went up. But who could have predicted that?

Posted by: 18-1 at June 22, 2022 11:11 AM (ESjRY)

58 Just talked to a person I know in the Cruz campaign, said Cornyn's office is "stunned" by the reaction from home. Dumbasses.

The office is stunned. Cornyn himself apparently couldn't give a sh*t. Sad part is that he's right. He'll be the senior senator from Texas for as long as he wants to be.

Posted by: Oddbob at June 22, 2022 11:11 AM (nfrXX)

59 Midterms are nothing. If you really want to win, we have to take the GOP before we can concern ourselves with taking Congress.

If can't take the GOP, then we must defeat it.

I'm not sure how realistic this task is. But I do know there's very little to be gained from winning Congress if we have not first won the GOP.

Posted by: Hands at June 22, 2022 11:12 AM (786Ro)

60 Gillum going to pound you in the ass prison isn't a downer

Posted by: NCKate at June 22, 2022 11:12 AM (2oJif)

61 They prefer Charlie Crist because they are racist.
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I though Charlie was orange? Oh right, orange is 'white adjacent', that is racist!

Posted by: Chuck Martel at June 22, 2022 11:12 AM (fs1hN)

62 I have this wild theory that Retarded, drooling, falling down everydamthing, Joe is in office because of a stolen election. And to tell you the truth, I'm mad as hell about it.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at June 22, 2022 11:12 AM (QSjkU)

63 'Gumption' is the type of word used by the type of person who uses the word 'Geewhillikers!"

Posted by: Muldoon at June 22, 2022 11:12 AM (kXYt5)

64 PETA accused the coconut milk brand of using chained and caged monkeys in its production

So...what percentage of products offered in Walmart are made by enslaved *people* in China?

10%? 50%?

Posted by: 18-1 at June 22, 2022 11:12 AM (ESjRY)

65 Hump Day is every day for Biden.
Posted by: mpfs

But the baby girl camels are so hard to hold down.
~LGB

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 22, 2022 11:12 AM (6uE0M)

66 In keeping with the topic theme, I'm going to add "demonize police." A general platform position within the Democrat Party. And this is the end result...a horrific story that happened here in Spartanburg, SC yesterday:

https://bit.ly/3zRhCGZ

South Carolina Deputy dies after being shot responding to domestic incident. - Deputy Austin Derek Aldridge, 25, died just before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night "from an injury received after being ambushed," Clevenger said.

This young deputy, only 3 years on the force, was ambushed while walking to the front door of the residence in response to the call. It sounds like they were lying in wait. Nothing short of swift execution will suffice.

Posted by: Lady in Black at June 22, 2022 11:13 AM (sVtYq)

67 Idunno. I got nothing there. There seems to be no good logical reason they'd do it, but here we are.
Posted by: OneEyedJack at June 22, 2022 11:09 AM (MFphb)
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There are reasons, and they're even logical in terms of the internal logic of state power. Money, power, fear, capture, mutual blackmail - lots of reasons. None of them good.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 11:13 AM (WWh8n)

68 59 I'm not sure how realistic this task is. But I do know there's very little to be gained from winning Congress if we have not first won the GOP.
Posted by: Hands at June 22, 2022 11:12 AM (786Ro)

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If you want to take over the GOP, it happens from the bottom up. The local and state elections this year are far more important than the federal ones.

Imagine a NM with a newly GOP legislature and governor suddenly trying to pass election integrity bills.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at June 22, 2022 11:13 AM (LvTSG)

69 58 Just talked to a person I know in the Cruz campaign, said Cornyn's office is "stunned" by the reaction from home. Dumbasses.
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When Cornyn is being rolled out on a gurney I will believe Cornyn's office.

Posted by: puddinhead at June 22, 2022 11:13 AM (ifUkZ)

70 >>PETA accused the coconut milk brand of using chained and caged monkeys in its production


do the monkeys help crack the coconuts open, or what

Posted by: DB at June 22, 2022 11:13 AM (geLO8)

71 We have a completely dysfunctional government nominally headed by a guy who's family is completely dysfunctional.

I'm sort of in awe at the symmetry.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 22, 2022 11:13 AM (5pTK/)

72 Did you see head of the doe Granholm tell us that the oil companies need to invest in more capacity now; but, to be aware they will be shut down completely in 10 years?

Yeah, because bringing on capacity for a short time is such a fine investment strategy and oil companies exist for short term investments...
Posted by: AZ deplorable



It takes 5 years and a couple of billion to build, and the payoff is over 20 plus years. This shows what fools are in charge.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 22, 2022 11:13 AM (S4k/R)

73 lololol

@CharlieCrist - 15h

I'm Charlie Crist. I'm running against the governor responsible for the "Don't Say Gay" bill & the bans on math textbooks in Florida -- Ron DeSantis.

Can you give this a retweet to help me hit 200k followers so I can defeat him in Nov.?

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The responses are gold.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:14 AM (ptqGC)

74 Two solid wins and two great leaps of progress on four major campaign issues

Tyrannical leftists sure do like the great leaps forward. Does he have any 5 year plans in the works? Aside from "hide dementia", "protect Hunter" and "get re-elected re-selected".

Posted by: Mao at June 22, 2022 11:14 AM (JCZqz)

75 And if the GOP has any gumption in the slightest


they don't

Posted by: Hands at June 22, 2022 11:14 AM (786Ro)

76 Just talked to a person I know in the Cruz campaign, said Cornyn's office is "stunned" by the reaction from home. Dumbasses.

Republican voters: Don't take away my rights

Republican pols: I'm going to take away your rights, but just a little.

Republican pols: Wow they are mad at us for doing the thing they told us not to do? What a surprise?!? Well, good thing they'll still vote for us!

Posted by: 18-1 at June 22, 2022 11:14 AM (ESjRY)

77 I presume people like Cornyn enjoy when they get a line of praise from the NY Times and Max Boob.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 22, 2022 11:14 AM (Ynyl9)

78 Just talked to a person I know in the Cruz campaign, said Cornyn's office is "stunned" by the reaction from home. Dumbasses.
Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at June 22, 2022 11:03 AM (oWBc3)


Assuming this is true, it proves, once again, that these people spend far too much time in DC and not nearly enough time at home.

While we have instantaneous communication, it serves no purpose if our representative "doesn't want to hear it".

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at June 22, 2022 11:14 AM (uvymP)

79 76 Republican pols: Wow they are mad at us for doing the thing they told us not to do? What a surprise?!? Well, good thing they'll still vote for us!
Posted by: 18-1 at June 22, 2022 11:14 AM (ESjRY)

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"But I can't vote against Dan Crenshaw in the general! We need every seat to retake Congress!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at June 22, 2022 11:15 AM (LvTSG)

80 Biden: I'm going to raise the price of gas

*this works fadter than expected*

Also Biden: Presidents can't control the price of gas.

Posted by: t_bodie - Lurker. Unless you are reading this. at June 22, 2022 11:15 AM (6jpby)

81 They did not steal the election because they thought their ideas were superior. They stole it to implement what voters reject.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 22, 2022 11:15 AM (Qy7kP)

82 Campaign Promise: Deal with climate change
Climate change, climate warming, global warming is an existential threat to humanity. We have a moral obligation to deal with it.


By going to weather based energy?

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at June 22, 2022 11:15 AM (4XTQO)

83 Just sent a note to Henry McMaster's office.
Basically, if our elected Republican officials are gonna act like Democrats, we might as well just vote for the Democrat.
And a reminder that our Gubernatorial election is in November.

Yeh, he might not be Graham, but hey....shit splatters. And some just might splash on him.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 22, 2022 11:15 AM (1n+EO)

84 We have a completely dysfunctional government nominally headed by a guy who's family is completely dysfunctional.


Joe is just doing the same thing to us that he did to Ashley.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 22, 2022 11:15 AM (ESjRY)

85 It's not like Cornyn's been in Texas politics his whole life or anything.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Obviously he's been in DC politics longer than Texas politics.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 22, 2022 11:07 AM (oiERh)
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He made his deal.
As soon as the little gun kerfluffle passes by, he will have a couple "hard hitting...get 'em where it hurts" amendments to some bullshit bills that will re-establish his gravitas. The dems will cry and rend their clothes and make him a hero in the eyes of...
Oh hell. Who am I kidding?

Posted by: Diogenes at June 22, 2022 11:15 AM (anj39)

86 Biden: The only US President to give two shits about the Faith.

Biden: Only US President to give a shit about Camilla Bowles.

Talk about a shitty President!

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 22, 2022 11:15 AM (N39Ws)

87 This guy ran on what almost nobody wanted, which is why the election had to be stolen.

Posted by: Thomas Paine


Depends how you look at it. He ran on what the Deep State/Davoslings wanted. They approved and took the measures needed. Assuming any of this is actually aimed at us is a fool's conceit.

Remember, when they say "our democracy", that's a tell. It's not "of the people, by the people, for the people" anymore and hasn't been for a long time now.

Posted by: Brother Tim, actually a random opossum with a VPN at June 22, 2022 11:16 AM (OUMaO)

88 Shorter Charlie Crist: "Please clap[/] retweet."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:16 AM (ptqGC)

89 oops.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:16 AM (ptqGC)

90
do the monkeys help crack the coconuts open, or what
Posted by: DB


They put the lime in the coconut.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 22, 2022 11:16 AM (63Dwl)

91 ... If can't take the GOP, then we must defeat it. ...
Posted by: Hands at June 22, 2022 11:12 AM (786Ro)
++++
Endorsed. I also think capturing the GOP is impossible and the party should be killed off, but I also understand that I am in a minority on that position. I also understand that killing off the GOP will also allow the current breakneck pace to continue because the sole function the of the GOP is to occasionally act as a retarder on the overall shared policy pursuits.

But I also think the federal government is unsalvageable at this point and the federal union is doomed one way or another - either because it becomes the sole source of power and dictator as the God-King state or through fracture or dissolution. I'm also a profound pessimist.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 11:16 AM (WWh8n)

92 Missed the barrel by >< much.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:17 AM (ptqGC)

93 No lube up the dirt chute. Just the way these asshole roll.

Posted by: A Scotsman, lifting up his kilt at June 22, 2022 11:17 AM (89T5c)

94 The Biden administration signaled Tuesday that it will develop a proposed rule to establish a maximum nicotine level in cigarettes and other tobacco products that will essentially lower the amount of nicotine in products available in the US.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot

This law will be supportive of Big-Cigarette's profits.
Nicotine is an additive drug.
If the level of nicotine is lower per smoke more smokes will be smoked so the smoker gets his regular dose (of smoke!).
Result: more cigarette sales!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 22, 2022 11:17 AM (6uE0M)

95 >oops.

Posted by: Jane D'oh


I think you mean "D'oh!"
ah, I crack myself up

Posted by: DB at June 22, 2022 11:17 AM (geLO8)

96 66
'Nothing short of swift execution will suffice.'
I prefer that their execution last at least an hour.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at June 22, 2022 11:17 AM (T/s40)

97 re 72: like I said above (at 37), what ever happens is someone else's fault, never theirs.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 22, 2022 11:17 AM (Ynyl9)

98 My. Goodness.

https://tinyurl.com/5xppbtdf

Posted by: 496 at June 22, 2022 11:17 AM (VJsqe)

99 45 Lol.

@MarcACaputo - 39m

Andrew Gillum, the once-rising Florida Democratic star who narrowly lost his 2018 gubernatorial race against Ron DeSantis, has told associates that he expects to be indicted in federal court as early as today for alleged fraud tied to his campaign, NBC News has learned.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:10 AM (ptqGC)

Gillum almost won that 2018 race. Can you imagine what this country would have been like if Heavy D didn't pull that one out, with Trump's help?

Easily the most important statewide election in the past 30 years. The national implications are almost incalculable.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at June 22, 2022 11:18 AM (Uc0pL)

100 100

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 22, 2022 11:18 AM (Qy7kP)

101 Didn’t Trump endorse Cornyn for reelection prior to the primaries in 2020?

Posted by: Tofer732 at June 22, 2022 11:18 AM (GcxM3)

102 they don't
Posted by: Hands at June 22, 2022 11:14 AM (786Ro)
++++
No, they don't. Not a single ounce. Even precision measuring tools that measure down to the femtogram won't find any trace of gumption or honor in the structural GOP.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 11:18 AM (WWh8n)

103 In fairness to Cornyn, he assumed that after the painstaking effort that the globalists went through to massacre children while police stood around with their thumbs up their asses that Texans would be in the forefront of insisting on getting rid of guns.

His advisor, Chang Liu Wen, assured him that the march of the people's progress would not be halted. Then he said something about "round eyed devils" but John had already moved on to thinking about his Starbucks order.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at June 22, 2022 11:18 AM (uvymP)

104 My guess is Cornyn got a fat slice of the Ukraine Hustle. Dittos the others.

Posted by: puddinhead at June 22, 2022 11:19 AM (ifUkZ)

105 Jane in the barrel?
oooooooooo!!!!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at June 22, 2022 11:19 AM (anj39)

106 PETA accused the coconut milk brand of using chained and caged monkeys in its production,[ii]

*******

Two possibilities with this phrasing.

1. They are milking the monkeys and selling it as coconut milk.'

2. They are using slave monkeys to milk the coconuts. (Picture tiny monkey hands in tiny rubber gloves on tiny little coconut teats)

Posted by: Muldoon at June 22, 2022 11:19 AM (kXYt5)

107 >. My. Goodness.

https://tinyurl.com/5xppbtdf

Posted by: 496


seriously
every American needs to see this

Posted by: DB at June 22, 2022 11:19 AM (geLO8)

108 Gillum almost won that 2018 race. Can you imagine what this country would have been like if Heavy D didn't pull that one out, with Trump's help?

Easily the most important statewide election in the past 30 years. The national implications are almost incalculable.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at June 22, 2022 11:18 AM (Uc0pL)

------------

No kidding. And there are still libs on Twitter saying he should have won.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:19 AM (ptqGC)

109 Happy Hump Day, all.

Thanks, JJ, for the delightful pic of Cornyn. Yeesh.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:04 AM


What hump?

Posted by: Eyegore at June 22, 2022 11:19 AM (RkC6l)

110 Obama called gas tax holiday a ‘gimmick’ in 2008 as Biden now says he’s considering it

Posted by: SMOD at June 22, 2022 11:19 AM (RHGPo)

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 11:19 AM (WWh8n)

112 Walmart banned the My Pillow
Not because they are made in America and a great product
But politics
Walmart sucks farts

Posted by: Yo! Ultra MAGA at June 22, 2022 11:19 AM (njInY)

113 Jane in the barrel?
oooooooooo!!!!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at June 22, 2022 11:19 AM (anj39)

--------

Nope! Heh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:20 AM (ptqGC)

114 Lithuania is cutting off access by land to Kaliningrad.
Russia promises action.
Lithuania is NATO.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at June 22, 2022 11:20 AM (jTmQV)

115 This is my suspicion as well. I don't think the police response was from ineptitude. I think it was purposeful.

Posted by: Pork chops & Bacons at June 22, 2022 10:17 AM (Qhnrt)

It's had federal uniparty fingerprints on it from the beginning and yet we've heard of zero involvement from them. IOW it stinks on ice.

Posted by: ... at June 22, 2022 11:20 AM (Kd3uR)

116 Yeh, he might not be Graham, but hey....shit splatters. And some just might splash on him.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 22, 2022 11:15 AM (1n+EO)


Didn't he just win his primary with like 80% of the vote?

Posted by: blaster at June 22, 2022 11:20 AM (6TxNR)

117 Are they gonna reduce the thc in weed too?

Posted by: fd at June 22, 2022 11:20 AM (YKsci)

118 Gillum almost won that 2018 race. Can you imagine what this country would have been like if Heavy D didn't pull that one out, with Trump's help?

Easily the most important statewide election in the past 30 years. The national implications are almost incalculable.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at June 22, 2022 11:18 AM (Uc0pL)
++++
Gillum would have "won" if not for the coincidental/accidental interception of a truckload of fraudulent ballots.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 11:20 AM (WWh8n)

119 116 Yeh, he might not be Graham, but hey....shit splatters. And some just might splash on him.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 22, 2022 11:15 AM (1n+EO)

Didn't he just win his primary with like 80% of the vote?

Posted by: blaster at June 22, 2022 11:20 AM (6TxNR)

=========

Yes, he did.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at June 22, 2022 11:20 AM (LvTSG)

120 Actually, monkeys are uniquely equipped to harvest coconuts. This would be my guess.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at June 22, 2022 11:21 AM (QSjkU)

121 While some people in the R primaries want a GOPer like Cornyn, most would prefer an actual conservative but...they still vote for the GOPer.

Why? I presume ignorance (who are these other schmucks running against him?).

But if you don't know and won't research...STOP VOTING.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 22, 2022 11:21 AM (ESjRY)

122 Just talked to a person I know in the Cruz campaign, said Cornyn's office is "stunned" by the reaction from home. Dumbasses.
Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem


Talk to them again. Tell the Cruz's ass is also on the chopping block. Fucking turncoat.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at June 22, 2022 11:21 AM (4XTQO)

123 re 86: so the Dems introduce legislation that they know won't pass, but it will let the GOPe types declare victory and send emails asking for money. A good way to keep the scam going.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 22, 2022 11:21 AM (Ynyl9)

124 "Didn't he just win his primary with like 80% of the vote?
"

Yes.

So threats would seem to just bounce off him. But what the hell, gotta try something.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 22, 2022 11:21 AM (1n+EO)

125 No kidding. And there are still libs on Twitter saying he should have won.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:19 AM (ptqGC)

Just needed a few more hours unsupervised in Broward and Palm Beach counties

Posted by: Tofer732 at June 22, 2022 11:21 AM (GcxM3)

126 85 It's not like Cornyn's been in Texas politics his whole life or anything.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Obviously he's been in DC politics longer than Texas politics.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 22, 2022 11:07 AM (oiERh)
***

He made his deal.
As soon as the little gun kerfluffle passes by, he will have a couple "hard hitting...get 'em where it hurts" amendments to some bullshit bills that will re-establish his gravitas. The dems will cry and rend their clothes and make him a hero in the eyes of...
Oh hell. Who am I kidding?
Posted by: Diogenes at June 22, 2022 11:15 AM (anj39)

I get the beef with Cornyn, but he's only one senator. While he was trying to make his 'deal' with Murphy, why was the rest of the GOP sitting on the sidelines waiting for what they were going to squeeze out? Cruz? Lee? Cotton? Bueller?

Posted by: Darrell Harris at June 22, 2022 11:21 AM (Uc0pL)

127 70 >>PETA accused the coconut milk brand of using chained and caged monkeys in its production

do the monkeys help crack the coconuts open, or what
Posted by: DB at June 22, 2022 11:13 AM

Apparently they're forced(?) to climb up the trees to get the coconuts. Sounds good to me. Peta says they're chained up, not fed or allowed to play, and they don't live natural money lives. I'm okay with the use of animals in domestic labor, so as long as they aren't abused, what's the problem.

Posted by: Googled It at June 22, 2022 11:21 AM (JCZqz)

128 I called Cornyns office last week and this guy who answered the phone told me I was absolutely wrong, there were no red flags in the bill, I quoted many news sources, he continued lambasting me. I told him BS, he told me I was lying

Well, lying liars are going to lie

Posted by: Gonzotx at June 22, 2022 11:21 AM (CJGEh)

129 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 22, 2022 11:21 AM (tjClK)

130 101 Didn’t Trump endorse Cornyn for reelection prior to the primaries in 2020?
Posted by: Tofer732 at June 22, 2022 11:18 AM (GcxM3)

Probably. He has endorsed most of the current national Republican officeholders who ran for election while he was President.

Posted by: Someguy's at June 22, 2022 11:21 AM (q0gRb)

131 A fed gas tax holiday would reduce the price by less that 20 cents per gallon. Gee, thanks.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 22, 2022 11:21 AM (Qy7kP)

132 So...what percentage of products offered in Walmart are made by enslaved *people* in China?
___________

Whatever the percentage, it just went up after refusing to stock Lindell's My Pillow.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at June 22, 2022 11:22 AM (fs1hN)

133 Andrew Gillum, the once-rising Florida Democratic star who narrowly lost his 2018 gubernatorial race against Ron DeSantis, has told associates that he expects to be indicted in federal court as early as today for alleged fraud tied to his campaign, NBC News has learned.

--

I can't believe a guy who faceplanted, face down and naked in his own urine and vomit, has a fraud charge hanging over his stellar name! I shan't believe it. I simply shannot!

Posted by: Lady in Black at June 22, 2022 11:22 AM (sVtYq)

134 F*ck Joe Biden.

F*ck his entire bloodline.

F*ck his administration.

F*ck John Cornyn.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 22, 2022 11:22 AM (tjClK)

135 Gillum would have "won" if not for the coincidental/accidental interception of a truckload of fraudulent ballots.
Posted by: Joe Mannix



Yes, and that by itself is not only huge, but proof of the 2020 theft.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 22, 2022 11:22 AM (S4k/R)

136 the gumption was left on the formula car, when people show gumption, like palin, like bachman, they get crushed, whats her real name, niki haley, get promoted up, even though she disparaged every southerner, but comparing that tweaker who should have been in jail,

Posted by: no 6 at June 22, 2022 11:22 AM (i0Lci)

137 How the hell do you use monkeys to make coconut milk?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 22, 2022 11:22 AM (LsPHb)

138 12 Just talked to a person I know in the Cruz campaign, said Cornyn's office is "stunned" by the reaction from home. Dumbasses.

I'm stunned. Really. I thought the Soviets would love an invasion.
Posted by: A. Schickelgruber at June 22, 2022 11:04 AM (/NCI4)

As God as my witness, I thought Turkeys could fly...

Posted by: Arthur Carlson at June 22, 2022 11:23 AM (BgMrQ)

139 Lunch time

Posted by: Skip's phone at June 22, 2022 11:23 AM (Zijzp)

140 So...what percentage of products offered in Walmart are made by enslaved *people* in China? ...
Posted by: 18-1 at June 22, 2022 11:12 AM (ESjRY)
++++
Who knows. A lot. But those are foreign people who are far away, so they don't count. Those cute monkeys, though, are another story. They're innocent animals rather than sinister humans.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 11:23 AM (WWh8n)

141 128 I called Cornyns office last week and this guy who answered the phone told me I was absolutely wrong, there were no red flags in the bill, I quoted many news sources, he continued lambasting me. I told him BS, he told me I was lying

Well, lying liars are going to lie
Posted by: Gonzotx at June 22, 2022 11:21 AM (CJGEh)

========

There is funding for states to implement red flag laws.

Totally different.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at June 22, 2022 11:23 AM (LvTSG)

142 The Biden administration signaled Tuesday that it will develop a proposed rule to establish a maximum nicotine level in cigarettes and other tobacco products that will essentially lower the amount of nicotine in products available in the US.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 22, 2022 11:09 AM (63Dwl)


Which will cause people to smoke more costing them more money and increasing the number of tobacco related deaths. Almost as if there were a plan to reduce the Earth's population.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at June 22, 2022 11:23 AM (uvymP)

143 Nope! Heh.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:20 AM (ptqGC)


Whew!
I was there once.
It changes you...

**assumes 1000 meter stare**

Posted by: Diogenes at June 22, 2022 11:23 AM (anj39)

144 matt gaetz has been stalked by the ministry of love, for carp they don't show,

oh the downlow tweaker, well we dodged a bullet there,

Posted by: no 6 at June 22, 2022 11:25 AM (i0Lci)

145 How the hell do you use monkeys to make coconut milk?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus


Climb the trees and throw down the coconuts 🌴?

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at June 22, 2022 11:25 AM (4XTQO)

146 I woke up angry this morning over the GA flying monkeys who testified (falsely) in Schiff's sham hearing yesterday.

So we're not supposed to believe our lying eyes when we saw Shay Moss and her mother, Ruby Freeman, tell everyone to leave State Farm Arena because of a "water leak," and they'd resume counting ballots the next morning. And as soon as the coast was clear, pull two black suitcases full of ballots out from under a table covered with a black tablecloth, and begin feeding the ballots *multiple times* through counting machines.

And chubby Gabe Sterling, "foodie, cyclist, conservative" told us there was nothing out of the ordinary and everything was above-board.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:25 AM (ptqGC)

147 They're innocent animals rather than sinister humans.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 11:23 AM (WWh8n)

Fucking lefties.

Posted by: Someguy's at June 22, 2022 11:25 AM (q0gRb)

148 The GOP-e will split the vote on getting rid of RINO's and lock in a Democrat victory in Congress. We're screwed, blued and tattooed.

Posted by: Paladin at June 22, 2022 11:25 AM (KX5Wh)

149 Apparently they're forced(?) to climb up the trees to get the coconuts. Sounds good to me. Peta says they're chained up, not fed or allowed to play, and they don't live natural money lives. I'm okay with the use of animals in domestic labor, so as long as they aren't abused, what's the problem.


PETA is ALWAYS against animals doing anything productive. they hate Aussies herding too. They're idiots. I always say with cows - if we didn't milk them (PETA prefers we don't) there WOULD BE NO COWS. PETA really does actually hate animals in a way, many (maybe not the cows I dunno) enjoy working and yet to PETA it's all always exploitation

Posted by: BlackOrchidOfDerp at June 22, 2022 11:25 AM (w0NJk)

150 Trump is getting too big for his britches.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 22, 2022 11:25 AM (yQpMk)

151 Gillum will do nicely in lockup

Posted by: REDACTED at June 22, 2022 11:25 AM (us2H3)

152 Which will cause people to smoke more costing them more money and increasing the number of tobacco related deaths. Almost as if there were a plan to reduce the Earth's population.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at June 22, 2022 11:23 AM (uvymP)
++++
Yup. Nicotine isn't good for you. It's highly addictive and it causes high blood pressure. On balance, though, nicotine also isn't all that catastrophically bad for you. The real problem with cigarettes isn't the nicotine, it's all the other stuff. By reducing nicotine and thus increasing smoking, they will increase exposure to the actual harm done by smoking. It'll raise some revenue, though, so that's the important thing.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 11:25 AM (WWh8n)

153 Bull fucking shit Cornyn's office is stunned. The fix is in. Lies upon lies.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 22, 2022 11:26 AM (89T5c)

154 F*ck Joe Biden.

F*ck his entire bloodline.

F*ck his administration.

F*ck John Cornyn.
Posted by: Sponge

No I refuse! You can't make me. They all suck!.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 22, 2022 11:26 AM (6uE0M)

155 It is not just that GOP senators sell our rights for bribe money, but that their price is so cheap.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 22, 2022 11:26 AM (S4k/R)

156 Almost as if there were a plan to reduce the Earth's population.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic


No one wants to take one for the Davos team and start another world war.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at June 22, 2022 11:26 AM (4XTQO)

157 re 107: I didn't know that "eye snot" was one word.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 22, 2022 11:26 AM (Ynyl9)

158 >A fed gas tax holiday would reduce the price by less that 20 cents per gallon. Gee, thanks.

Posted by: Duke



Hey! That's almost $5 a tank! I can buy a soda and a bag of chips with that!

Posted by: DB at June 22, 2022 11:26 AM (geLO8)

159 107 >. My. Goodness.
https://tinyurl.com/5xppbtdf

Posted by: 496

seriously
every American needs to see this
Posted by: DB at June 22, 2022 11:19 AM (geLO

-------
But it's 7 seconds long. Many Americans won't be able to pay attention for 7 seconds.

Posted by: 496 at June 22, 2022 11:27 AM (VJsqe)

160 Ken, Barbie's lover and a Rino walks up the steps leading to the gallows.

Even the ghosts of his evil have their own ghost cheerleaders.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at June 22, 2022 11:27 AM (yvCl0)

161 > Just talked to a person I know in the Cruz campaign, said Cornyn's office is "stunned" by the reaction from home. Dumbasses.
_____________

"Stunned" will be the go-to word as the GOP loses seat after seat after seat. They not only are "the stupid party" but they demonstrate time and time again they don't give a fuck about the voters.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 22, 2022 11:27 AM (BFigT)

162 Just talked to a person I know in the Cruz campaign, said Cornyn's office is "stunned" by the reaction from home. Dumbasses.
Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at June 22, 2022 11:03 AM (oWBc3)



Dear Senator Cornyn:

I am one of your constituents. After your recent comments about "not being bullied," I feel it necessary to remind you who you work for: Me and all the others that voted for you. We didn't elect you to be bullied and in turn, capitulate to Democrats. We elected you to DEFEAT the Democrats and their tyrannical agenda. We don't need you reaching across the aisle. We need you slapping that reach down and DEFEATING them. You find it alright to talk tough toward your constituents , but NOT the Democrats. WHY IS THAT, senator?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 22, 2022 11:27 AM (tjClK)

163 Hey! That's almost $5 a tank! I can buy a soda and a bag of chips with that!
Posted by: DB at June 22, 2022 11:26 AM (geLO
++++
Both? For five bucks? After sales tax? At a convenience store? Where do you live?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 11:27 AM (WWh8n)

164 How many of the GOP senators who signed onto this gun bill are up for re-election this year?

I think someone here said none of the GOP senators who signed this have to face voters this year.

If that's true, gosh, what a coincidence!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 22, 2022 11:27 AM (5pTK/)

165 Campaign Promise: Deal with climate change

-
I have kept my promise to defeat the unicorn menace. No unicorn has been spotted in the 48 contiguous states in decades!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Spring Is In the Air! at June 22, 2022 11:27 AM (FVME7)

166 I’m betting that monkey milk tastes pretty damn nasty.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 22, 2022 11:28 AM (LsPHb)

167 21-count indictment returned against Gilliam. LOL

Posted by: Squid at June 22, 2022 11:28 AM (NFN9G)

168 I know why the caged monkey sings.

Posted by: Maya Angelou at June 22, 2022 11:28 AM (63Dwl)

169 Gillum

Posted by: Squid at June 22, 2022 11:28 AM (NFN9G)

170 Gollum > Gillum

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at June 22, 2022 11:28 AM (LvTSG)

171 I’m betting that monkey milk tastes pretty damn nasty.

Personally I like bear "milk". Isn't that right Reggie?

Posted by: Barack Obama at June 22, 2022 11:28 AM (ESjRY)

172 >>How the hell do you use monkeys to make coconut milk?

you can find the recipe online

Posted by: DB at June 22, 2022 11:28 AM (geLO8)

173
Are they gonna reduce the thc in weed too?
Posted by: fd


Reduce the nicotine in cigarettes

Smokers smoke more cigarettes to keep their nicotine levels where they prefer them

Smoking more cigarettes means selling more packs of them

Guess on what basis cigarette taxes are set? That's right, the pack.

IT'S FOR THE CHIRRUNS, ALL Y'ALL!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at June 22, 2022 11:28 AM (pNxlR)

174 Can't be attacked for breaking campaign promises if you don't make any.
/s/ GOPe

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at June 22, 2022 11:28 AM (Zf0+a)

175 There's not enough brain bleach in the world to unsee Gillum on the feces-covered bed in a hotel room with his gay escort.

He'll probably enjoy prison.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:29 AM (ptqGC)

176 Cornyn is just another form of Dick Lugar

a DC scumbag that thinks the country is his plaything

why Mitch and him are frot buds

Posted by: REDACTED at June 22, 2022 11:29 AM (us2H3)

177 Yeah Sundowner and his Puppeteers are doing well on their agenda. And the GOP barely missed a bullet Into their foot last night.

Posted by: Skip's phone at June 22, 2022 11:29 AM (Zijzp)

178 I've said this before - but try to recall Cornyn right now.

Yes the courts will smack it down - but force them to save his ass.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 22, 2022 11:29 AM (ESjRY)

179 35 White wine women and minorities will be hardest hit.

Posted by: puddinhead at June 22, 2022 11:08 AM (ifUkZ)
----
You mean paleface women or white-hair women?
(asking for First-Nation braves) eh!

Posted by: Ciampino at June 22, 2022 11:29 AM (qfLjt)

180 When do we get a monkey wearing a bulletproof vest and camo jacket?

(See the sidebar article. Technically, it would be a dead monkey wearing a bulletproof vest and camo jacket)

Posted by: a.moron at June 22, 2022 11:29 AM (tu3iY)

181 You promised me dog or hiyah!

Posted by: Mayor Quimby at June 22, 2022 11:30 AM (yQpMk)

182
Maya Angelou


"De ribber, de rock and de coconut milk ..."

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at June 22, 2022 11:30 AM (pNxlR)

183 "When someone tells you who they are, believe them."

Posted by: The Fool at June 22, 2022 11:30 AM (1dzqn)

184 PETA is ALWAYS against animals doing anything productive. they hate Aussies herding too. They're idiots. I always say with cows - if we didn't milk them (PETA prefers we don't) there WOULD BE NO COWS. PETA really does actually hate animals in a way, many (maybe not the cows I dunno) enjoy working and yet to PETA it's all always exploitation
Posted by: BlackOrchidOfDerp


PETA wants extinction. If we didn't get milk or meat, cow would become extinct. Because no one is spending the money required just to raise yard art.

IOW, cows are expensive to raise.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at June 22, 2022 11:30 AM (4XTQO)

185 183 "When someone tells you who they are, believe them."
Posted by: The Fool at June 22, 2022 11:30 AM (1dzqn)

==========

"I am a direct conduit to God, and he says to send me money!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at June 22, 2022 11:31 AM (LvTSG)

186 The natives used tobacco, but it was for special occasions.
It wasn't an all day every day thing.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at June 22, 2022 11:31 AM (jTmQV)

187 137 How the hell do you use monkeys to make coconut milk?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus

Use them to get coconuts down off the tree. Not having to use a cherrypicker/lift/ladders to get men with a manchette up there to hack it off the tree.

Posted by: Scott_T at June 22, 2022 11:31 AM (2waQ7)

188
IOW, cows are expensive to raise.
Posted by: rickb223

They're expensive to buy as a side of beef too!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 22, 2022 11:31 AM (6uE0M)

189 I’m betting that monkey milk tastes pretty damn nasty.

*

That isn't what monkeys are for.
- gay men whose entire identity is their anus and/or feces covered penis

Posted by: Moron Robbie - screw anyone here who thinks he should tell Americans what they need or should buy at June 22, 2022 11:32 AM (p9pEU)

190 Eff the GOP with a rusty M1905. I will never vote for another Republican. Let it burn brightly.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at June 22, 2022 11:32 AM (MkYsY)

191 151 Gillum will do nicely in lockup
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We morons should send him an aid pack with lots of AstroGlide.

Posted by: puddinhead at June 22, 2022 11:32 AM (ifUkZ)

192 IOW, cows are expensive to raise.
Posted by: rickb223

They're expensive to buy as a side of beef too!
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 22, 2022 11:31 AM (6uE0M)

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This July 4th they will be $0.16 cheaper!

Posted by: 496 at June 22, 2022 11:32 AM (VJsqe)

193 182
Maya Angelou

"De ribber, de rock and de coconut milk ..."
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at June 22, 2022 11:30 AM (pNxlR)

You put de lime in de coconut...

Posted by: Harry Nillson at June 22, 2022 11:32 AM (BgMrQ)

194 100 people dying, everyday, from Fentanyl overdoses and the dumbass in chief is cutting nicotine in cigs. Brilliant.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at June 22, 2022 11:32 AM (oWBc3)

195 180 When do we get a monkey wearing a bulletproof vest and camo jacket?

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Smithers, this monkey is going to need most of your skin.

Posted by: The Fool at June 22, 2022 11:32 AM (1dzqn)

196 I didn't think that Biden would be back from Delaware yet. He has to get the house ready for the great fourth of July celebration. Prune juice, will be the drink of choice. He will leave for Delaware this coming Friday and be back at the WH sometime after the 4th. Kamala will be in charge, sort of.

Posted by: Colin at June 22, 2022 11:32 AM (YVx1O)

197 But I also think the federal government is unsalvageable at this point and the federal union is doomed one way or another - either because it becomes the sole source of power and dictator as the God-King state or through fracture or dissolution. I'm also a profound pessimist.

Posted by: Joe Mannix
--------------------------
Essentially, the West in general faces this issue. The ruling elite have ossified into a corrupt aristocracy that is only united by its lusts for power, sex, and money. To gratify those lusts, they are despoiling their countries and their populations. So, for the interim during the twilight of the republic, make sure that your local political leaders are solid, make friends of your neighbors, and prepare for societal disruptions.

Posted by: whig at June 22, 2022 11:33 AM (xA2KX)

198 How the hell do you use monkeys to make coconut milk?


*********

You put da lemur in da coconut and drink it all up!

Posted by: Muldoon at June 22, 2022 11:33 AM (kXYt5)

199 Prune juice, will be the drink of choice.
Posted by: Colin

A warrior's drink.
~Worf

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 22, 2022 11:33 AM (6uE0M)

200 Karen Gillan >> Gollum > Gillum

Posted by: Archimedes at June 22, 2022 11:33 AM (/NCI4)

201 the US has become just too fucking unwieldy

and this unwieldiness begats chaos

and the dims thrive on chaos

and chaos is the natural order of things

so, we're fucked

Posted by: REDACTED at June 22, 2022 11:34 AM (us2H3)

202 47 ...... Even Russia, after I beat Putin's ass with a pool chain.

Posted by: Joe Biteum at June 22, 2022 11:10 AM (YKsci)
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You meant a 'pull chain' didn't you .....

Posted by: Ciampino in an okd-fashioned toilet with a tank above at June 22, 2022 11:34 AM (qfLjt)

203 Andrew Gillum, the once-rising Florida Democratic star who narrowly lost his 2018 gubernatorial race against Ron DeSantis, has told associates that he expects to be indicted in federal court as early as today for alleged fraud tied to his campaign, NBC News has learned.
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Wow, how shocking. Who would have thought that a fine, young, homosexual-on-the-downlow, drug addict, party animal like Gillum, who enjoyed lying about himself to the public, and having wild homosexual, drug-fueled orgies with random dudes in sleazy hotel rooms, would engage in fraud? It's just so unbelievable! He seemed like such a fine, upstanding character!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at June 22, 2022 11:34 AM (MvHI3)

204 Stolen elections have consequences.

However, delusion is strong with the left. The left always looks for villains, because their policies are always pure and only thwarted by evil industry and the stupidity of Republicans.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 22, 2022 11:05 AM (5pTK/)

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Funny, they always say it is messaging. Somehow, the "smartest" people out there can't explain their hopes, aspirations, or goals for America so that the public understands.

Posted by: Darth Randall at June 22, 2022 11:34 AM (zL564)

205 >>> My. Goodness.

https://tinyurl.com/5xppbtdf

Posted by: 496


seriously
every American needs to see this
Posted by: DB at June 22, 2022 11:19 AM (geLO


I know what he's trying to say. It starts with F and ends with ucked.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 22, 2022 11:34 AM (rWGyP)

206 Essentially, the West in general faces this issue. The ruling elite have ossified into a corrupt aristocracy that is only united by its lusts for power, sex, and money. To gratify those lusts, they are despoiling their countries and their populations. So, for the interim during the twilight of the republic, make sure that your local political leaders are solid, make friends of your neighbors, and prepare for societal disruptions.
Posted by: whig at June 22, 2022 11:33 AM (xA2KX)
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Well said.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 22, 2022 11:34 AM (5pTK/)

207 Just talked to a person I know in the Cruz campaign, said Cornyn's office is "stunned" by the reaction from home. Dumbasses.
Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at June 22, 2022 11:03 AM (oWBc3)
*********
Good. I called his office his office this morning. He is tone deaf to his constituents.
I probably should have called sooner then waiting till today.

Posted by: redridinghood at June 22, 2022 11:34 AM (NpAcC)

208 @JoshuaKarp
Have you heard of the secret GOP poll that shows the Florida governor's face tied between @CharlieCrist and @RonDeSantisFL?

@MarcCaputo got a look at it:
Crist 48%
DeSantis 47%

No wonder DeSantis is campaigning like his career's in the balance.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:34 AM (ptqGC)

209 "I am a direct conduit to God, and he says to send me money!"

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Better send him money, then.

Posted by: The Fool at June 22, 2022 11:35 AM (1dzqn)

210 NASA prepares to power-down Voyager spacecraft after 44 years


So, someone started on that project, worked 40 years, got their pension and it's still going. Pretty good investment.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at June 22, 2022 11:11 AM (4XTQO)


They're doing that to conserve what nuclear power they still have left on the spacecraft.

Go Nukes!

Posted by: Archer at June 22, 2022 11:35 AM (gmo/4)

211 Wow, how shocking. Who would have thought that a fine, young, homosexual-on-the-downlow, drug addict, party animal like Gillum, who enjoyed lying about himself to the public, and having wild homosexual, drug-fueled orgies with random dudes in sleazy hotel rooms, would engage in fraud? It's just so unbelievable! He seemed like such a fine, upstanding character!

He's an aspiring rapper who's turning his life around.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 22, 2022 11:35 AM (/NCI4)

212 "141
There is funding for states to implement red flag laws.

Totally different.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at June 22, 2022 11:23 AM (LvTSG)"

Yep. 750 million for state red flag funding, 100 mil for FBI payroll to support it, plus 100 mil for additional FBI expenses. Another 750 million for "mental health" which is really a nice way of saying "finish integrating medical records into the panopticon".

A lot of you know what they have in mind for this, but don't understand the scope. Look at my county as an example; the *county* funds a staff to review social media all day, every day, and do nothing but file red flags. This money is going to be used for that EVERYWHERE. They are skipping from "Disinformation Management Board" to "everyone rat out the conservatives so we can kill them at 2 AM".

I warn you again: cache stuff. NOW.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at June 22, 2022 11:35 AM (27Un2)

213 And if the GOP has any gumption in the slightest,

Dreaming of Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy leaders of the Irish mafia.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 22, 2022 11:35 AM (Ff89T)

214 186 The natives used tobacco, but it was for special occasions.
It wasn't an all day every day thing.
Posted by: gourmand du jour at June 22, 2022 11:31 AM (jTmQV)

Because they couldn't produce much.

Posted by: Someguy's at June 22, 2022 11:35 AM (q0gRb)

215 Ive seen the "Let the Indians monopolize the Casinos Bill" 100 times already. The Indians are scared they might lose this anti American scam.

Posted by: Fisht at June 22, 2022 11:36 AM (ZRarh)

216 186 The natives used tobacco, but it was for special occasions.
It wasn't an all day every day thing.
Posted by: gourmand du jour at June 22, 2022 11:31 AM (jTmQV)

That's not how nicotine works.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 22, 2022 11:36 AM (Y5qcH)

217 IOW, cows are expensive to raise.

*******

But it's a good investment as they will be willing to care for you in your old age...

Posted by: Muldoon at June 22, 2022 11:36 AM (kXYt5)

218 did the Indians inhale?

Posted by: DB at June 22, 2022 11:36 AM (geLO8)

219 Funny, they always say it is messaging. Somehow, the "smartest" people out there can't explain their hopes, aspirations, or goals for America so that the public understands.

It's your fault you're blind to our brilliance. Do better, America.

Posted by: Soi-disant elites at June 22, 2022 11:36 AM (/NCI4)

220 8 Just talked to a person I know in the Cruz campaign, said Cornyn's office is "stunned" by the reaction from home. Dumbasses.
Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem
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He's stunned that these repugnant creeps don't know their place.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 22, 2022 11:37 AM (Ff89T)

221 It's hard sometimes to laugh at Biden, when you see he actually does keep his promises, as opposed to Republicans who lie to voters, then do the bidding of their corporatist masters.

The bloodbath in November is going to be followed by a LOT of anger and frustration for republican voters who find their new majorities get them precisely jack squat in the "promises kept" department.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 22, 2022 11:37 AM (eKy99)

222 The US became unwieldy when the Dems and Commies, but I repeat myself, starting gutting the core of the culture with FDR, then LBJ and the Warren Court forward. There's a lot of ruin in a great nation, but we are nearing the end.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at June 22, 2022 11:37 AM (oWBc3)

223 Andrew Gillum, the once-rising Florida Democratic star who narrowly lost his 2018 gubernatorial race against Ron DeSantis, has told associates that he expects to be indicted in federal court as early as today for alleged fraud tied to his campaign, NBC News has learned.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:10 AM (ptqGC)

We laugh now, but I'm wondering why the Feds are going after Gillum now, instead of when Trump was POTUS. I think the answer is in this quote from the CBS report:

"The indictment alleges that between 2016 and 2019, Gillum and co-defendant Sharon Janet Lettman-Hicks conspired to commit wire fraud, by unlawfully soliciting and obtaining funds from various entities and individuals through false and fraudulent promises and representations that the funds would be used for a legitimate purpose."

If the J6 Committee is trying to say that Trump did something wrong by raising $250 million for ED2020 legal fees and not spending it, Gillum could be a predicate for charging Trump. I don't put anything past Garland's DOJ.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at June 22, 2022 11:37 AM (Uc0pL)

224 149
PETA is ALWAYS against animals doing anything productive. they hate Aussies herding too. They're idiots.
Posted by: BlackOrchidOfDerp at June 22, 2022 11:25 AM

I think PETA hates when people of any nationality herd animals...unless they don't view Australians as human? They aren't Scandis, but I'm open to the idea...

Posted by: Confused Moron at June 22, 2022 11:37 AM (Zsn31)

225 The natives used tobacco, but it was for special occasions.
It wasn't an all day every day thing.
Posted by: gourmand du jour


They also used peyote.
When's that available at 7-11?

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at June 22, 2022 11:37 AM (4XTQO)

226 208 @JoshuaKarp
Have you heard of the secret GOP poll that shows the Florida governor's face tied between @CharlieCrist and @RonDeSantisFL?

@MarcCaputo got a look at it:
Crist 48%
DeSantis 47%

No wonder DeSantis is campaigning like his career's in the balance.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:34 AM (ptqGC

I am going to call massive BS on this one

Posted by: Tofer732 at June 22, 2022 11:37 AM (GcxM3)

227 That's not how nicotine works.
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This is true.

Posted by: puddinhead at June 22, 2022 11:38 AM (ifUkZ)

228 The only difference in a medicine and a poison is often the dosage.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at June 22, 2022 11:38 AM (jTmQV)

229 Funny, they always say it is messaging. Somehow, the "smartest" people out there can't explain their hopes, aspirations, or goals for America so that the public understands.
Posted by: Darth Randall at June 22, 2022 11:34 AM (zL564)
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When they say it's a messaging problem, and, it's not working, it really means: They've run out of ways to package their lies so people will believe them.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 22, 2022 11:38 AM (5pTK/)

230 >IOW, cows are expensive to raise.


worth it
my grocer had bone-in ribeyes at 50% off this week

Posted by: DB at June 22, 2022 11:38 AM (geLO8)

231 And if the GOP has any gumption in the slightest, they'll readily point out all of the campaign promises that this administration is keeping.
_______
Cornyn and Co have answered that. They're crooks, just like the Dems. For me, the "red wave" means my waving goodbye to the GOP.

Posted by: Eeyore at June 22, 2022 11:38 AM (R0Tis)

232 Help us GOP! You're our only hope!
Aahhahahahahhaahahhahaha!

We are sofa king screwed.

Posted by: The Mitch at June 22, 2022 11:38 AM (Qcsjz)

233 225 The natives used tobacco, but it was for special occasions.
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The Aztecs would give themselves enemas made of brewed tobacco to commune with the gods.

Posted by: puddinhead at June 22, 2022 11:38 AM (ifUkZ)

234 JoshuaKarp
Have you heard of the secret GOP poll that shows the Florida governor's face tied between @CharlieCrist and @RonDeSantisFL?

*

I believe it.

Same as destroying Trump, I suspect the Richard Burr and Thom Tillis type True Republicans are furious that someone with an R next to his name is accomplishing something.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - screw anyone here who thinks he should tell Americans what they need or should buy at June 22, 2022 11:38 AM (p9pEU)

235 I am going to call massive BS on this one

Posted by: Tofer732 at June 22, 2022 11:37 AM (GcxM3)

Same. Crist is on Twitter begging people for retweets.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:38 AM (ptqGC)

236 Have you heard of the secret GOP poll that shows the Florida governor's face tied between @CharlieCrist and @RonDeSantisFL?

@MarcCaputo got a look at it:
Crist 48%
DeSantis 47%

calling BS on this, a fund raising scheme for the lagging Crist

Crist is gonna lose like the cocksucker he is

Posted by: REDACTED at June 22, 2022 11:39 AM (us2H3)

237 When a lunatic tells you he's going to kill you, believe him

Posted by: Elric Blade at June 22, 2022 11:39 AM (iFTx/)

238 I seem to recall the Gillium was under investigation during the 2018 election related to his time as mayor of Tallahassee.

Posted by: Tofer732 at June 22, 2022 11:39 AM (GcxM3)

239 >>Crist 48%
DeSantis 47%

I find that a tad hard to believe.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 22, 2022 11:39 AM (ZLI7S)

240 Assuming this is true, it proves, once again, that these people spend far too much time in DC and not nearly enough time at home.

While we have instantaneous communication, it serves no purpose if our representative "doesn't want to hear it".
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at June 22, 2022 11:14 AM (uvymP)

I think his is a completely predictable reaction from someone who lives in DC and never listens to anything except the WaPo and the NYT.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 22, 2022 11:39 AM (trdmm)

241 Cornyn called the GOP voters "a mob". And he's stunned. It's funny that libs on Facebook are seen as real constituents

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2022 11:39 AM (ONvIw)

242 >>Crist 48%
DeSantis 47%

I find that a tad hard to believe.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 22, 2022 11:39 AM (ZLI7S)


Dave in FL would get a kick out of that.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:40 AM (ptqGC)

243 Have you heard of the secret GOP poll that shows the Florida governor's face tied between @CharlieCrist and @RonDeSantisFL?

@MarcCaputo got a look at it:
Crist 48%
DeSantis 47%
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Yeah, someone forgot a decimal point, most likely. Crist is probably polling at 4.8%.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 22, 2022 11:40 AM (5pTK/)

244 worth it
my grocer had bone-in ribeyes at 50% off this week
Posted by: DB


That's the point. It won't be worth keeping cows around when everyone goes vegan/bug.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at June 22, 2022 11:40 AM (4XTQO)

245 128 I called Cornyns office last week and this guy who answered the phone told me I was absolutely wrong, there were no red flags in the bill, I quoted many news sources, he continued lambasting me. I told him BS, he told me I was lying

Well, lying liars are going to lie

Posted by: Gonzotx
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Technically, the bill does not create federal red flag laws. It simply bribes the states to create their own star chambers/red flag courts which destroy the rights of the state's citizenry. This is part of the aftershocks of Jan 6 that GOPe wants to secure their putrid hides. They know that the people on Jan 6 were unarmed and for the most part, aside from agents provocateurs, peaceful. The GOPe and their partners in crime fear that the next time will be different and they will embrace tyranny by the feds to protect themselves from retribution for their evil deeds. The guilty fleeth when no man pursueth.

Posted by: whig at June 22, 2022 11:40 AM (xA2KX)

246 239 they're setting up a steal

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2022 11:40 AM (ONvIw)

247 239 >>Crist 48%
DeSantis 47%

I find that a tad hard to believe.
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They must be polling the voters in Haiti, Jamaica and Georgia.

Posted by: puddinhead at June 22, 2022 11:40 AM (ifUkZ)

248 JoshuaKarp
Have you heard of the secret GOP poll -

There is no such thing. Polls are meant to change public opinion, not measure it. This 'poll' was always going to be made public, to send a message.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at June 22, 2022 11:41 AM (Uc0pL)

249 Zero fucking chance Crist is anywhere near the Death Star.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at June 22, 2022 11:41 AM (oWBc3)

250 No one wants to take one for the Davos team and start another world war.
Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at June 22, 2022 11:26 AM (4XTQO)


Lithuania seems to be stepping up the plate.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at June 22, 2022 11:41 AM (uvymP)

251 239 >>Crist 48%
DeSantis 47%

I find that a tad hard to believe.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 22, 2022 11:39 AM (ZLI7S)

A piece pointed out why it was ridiculous. Also pointed out that the only people trying to push it were Trump associates, in an apparent attempt to discredit DeSantis early.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 22, 2022 11:41 AM (trdmm)

252 239 they're setting up a steal

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2022 11:40 AM (ONvIw)

Yep. They succeeded in 2020. Its was a warmup for what's to come.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:41 AM (ptqGC)

253 Assuming this is true, it proves, once again, that these people spend far too much time in DC and not nearly enough time at home.



It’s difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary graft depends on his not understanding it.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 22, 2022 11:41 AM (yQpMk)

254 Cornyn called the GOP voters "a mob". And he's stunned. It's funny that libs on Facebook are seen as real constituents

Either Trump or DeSantis needs to hire Cornyn into his administration, and then fire his ass on day 1.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 22, 2022 11:41 AM (/NCI4)

255 PETA is ALWAYS against animals doing anything productive. they hate Aussies herding too. They're idiots.

Posted by: BlackOrchidOfDerp at June 22, 2022 11:25 AM

Unless they all commit mass suicide, I'll continue to doubt their sincerity.

Posted by: BignJames at June 22, 2022 11:41 AM (AwYPR)

256 247 239 >>Crist 48%
DeSantis 47%

I find that a tad hard to believe.
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They must be polling the voters in Haiti, Jamaica and Georgia.
Posted by: puddinhead at June 22, 2022 11:40 AM (ifUkZ)

Georgia has typically been redder than Florida. Enough so that Florida is traditionally a swing state and Georgia isn't.

Posted by: Someguy's at June 22, 2022 11:42 AM (q0gRb)

257 252 i don't believe Raff was reelected either

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2022 11:42 AM (ONvIw)

258 We keep our promises and give it to you good and hard. First we'll take your Second Amendment rights, next we will give illegal immigrants amnesty.

Posted by: The GOP at June 22, 2022 11:42 AM (amOmU)

259 8 Just talked to a person I know in the Cruz campaign, said Cornyn's office is "stunned" by the reaction from home. Dumbasses.
Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at June 22, 2022 11:03 AM (oWBc3)
++++
It should be absurd, but I believe it. Our ruling class is awfully insulated.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 11:03 AM (WWh8n)
____________________________

I think it's more than that. I think Cornyn and the rest of the squishy cowards actually think they did a great job for conservatives by joining this "bipartisan" anti-gun bill.

Posted by: Elric Blade at June 22, 2022 11:42 AM (iFTx/)

260 That is hilarious about Crist. DeSantis is the GOAT in the state of Florida and everyone there knows it.

Posted by: Miss Issippi - TRANSparent-Pronouns Who/Where at June 22, 2022 11:42 AM (sI15f)

261 >>> If the J6 Committee is trying to say that Trump did something wrong by raising $250 million for ED2020 legal fees and not spending it, Gillum could be a predicate for charging Trump. I don't put anything past Garland's DOJ.
Posted by: Darrell Harris
----------------------

You think like a lawyer, very creative.
And scary.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 22, 2022 11:42 AM (Ff89T)

262 they musta been only polling in bathhouses and frot bars

Charlie's purty fucking popular in those venues

Posted by: REDACTED at June 22, 2022 11:42 AM (us2H3)

263 Yep. 750 million for state red flag funding, 100 mil for FBI payroll to support it, plus 100 mil for additional FBI expenses. Another 750 million for "mental health" which is really a nice way of saying "finish integrating medical records into the panopticon". ...
Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at June 22, 2022 11:35 AM (27Un2)
++++
The FBI budget in 2020 was $9.31 billion. An extra $200 million amounts to an increase of 2.15% of the total organizational funding, all for an *optional* program.

What's interesting is on the non-payroll side. Payroll and "expenses" account for a whopping 99.5% of the FBI budget. It's almost all personnel and related costs (salaries, pensions, travel, vehicle fleet, etc.). This increase is only half payroll, so where is the other half going and what's it for? That $100 million is nearly double the $52 million they got in 2020 for construction, the biggest non-personnel line-item.

What the hell are they going to build?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 11:43 AM (WWh8n)

264 258 We keep our promises and give it to you good and hard. First we'll take your Second Amendment rights, next we will give illegal immigrants amnesty.
Posted by: The GOP at June 22, 2022 11:42 AM (amOmU)

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Bad things come in threes...

Posted by: 496 at June 22, 2022 11:43 AM (VJsqe)

265 they're setting up a steal

*

It's going to look like DeSantis won, but in the following weeks, after all the votes are counted, the Republican will win.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - screw anyone here who thinks he should tell Americans what they need or should buy at June 22, 2022 11:43 AM (p9pEU)

266 If you really want to fight China in a super cold war, you'd need to work for the Taiwanese.

Our intelligences work for China.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at June 22, 2022 11:43 AM (yvCl0)

267 Crist 48%
DeSantis 47%

Not a chance.

Posted by: Squid at June 22, 2022 11:43 AM (NFN9G)

268 Coryn went to the Mitch McConnell school for gifted Benedict Arnolds.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 22, 2022 11:44 AM (VJFAr)

269 Georgia has typically been redder than Florida. Enough so that Florida is traditionally a swing state and Georgia isn't.
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Can I introduce you to Sens Warnock and Ossof?

Posted by: puddinhead at June 22, 2022 11:44 AM (ifUkZ)

270 260 That is hilarious about Crist. DeSantis is the GOAT in the state of Florida and everyone there knows it.
Posted by: Miss Issippi - TRANSparent-Pronouns Who/Where at June 22, 2022 11:42 AM (sI15f)

wait just a fucking minute !!

Posted by: Brady at June 22, 2022 11:44 AM (us2H3)

271 Is Ted's kid still a they/them?

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2022 11:44 AM (ONvIw)

272 Cornyn called the GOP voters "a mob".


At a state Republican convention. These aren't just voters, these are party workers he is telling to shut up.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 22, 2022 11:44 AM (yQpMk)

273 I think it's more than that. I think Cornyn and the rest of the squishy cowards actually think they did a great job for conservatives by joining this "bipartisan" anti-gun bill.
Posted by: Elric Blade at June 22, 2022 11:42 AM (iFTx/)
++++
Their insulation makes such self-deceit possible.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 11:44 AM (WWh8n)

274 208 @JoshuaKarp
@MarcCaputo got a look at it:
Crist 48%
DeSantis 47%

That DeSantis is SO embarrassing! Just like Trump, he may be helping the economy and all, but he's so crude, and hates all the minority groups and initiatives I have to signal I support on social media! Pass.

Posted by: AWFLs and their RINO suburban wine mom clones at June 22, 2022 11:44 AM (Zsn31)

275 ____________________________

I think it's more than that. I think Cornyn and the rest of the squishy cowards actually think they did a great job for conservatives by joining this "bipartisan" anti-gun bill.
Posted by: Elric Blade
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Cornyn doesn't listen to his constituents he listens to a higher authority.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 22, 2022 11:44 AM (Ff89T)

276 269. Stolen

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2022 11:44 AM (ONvIw)

277 "Cornyn called the GOP voters "a mob"

He didn't stop there. Last night he said, and I quote, "he didn't care what people think". By people I guess he meant the voters.

See what giving the GOP a 6 year senate term gets you? It gets you poked in the squeak hole, peasant.

Posted by: The GOP at June 22, 2022 11:44 AM (amOmU)

278 Crist 48%
DeSantis 47%

I find that a tad hard to believe.


*******


They only polled two people. Crist and his wife.

Posted by: Muldoon at June 22, 2022 11:45 AM (kXYt5)

279 269 Georgia has typically been redder than Florida. Enough so that Florida is traditionally a swing state and Georgia isn't.
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Can I introduce you to Sens Warnock and Ossof?
Posted by: puddinhead at June 22, 2022 11:44 AM (ifUkZ)

That's how fucked the elections were. In all likelihood Georgia is still a few percentage points redder than Florida.

Posted by: Someguy's at June 22, 2022 11:45 AM (q0gRb)

280 Completely OT...
Grandson just caught his first fish. Beautiful trout up just east of Yellowstone. 14.5 inches and 2 lbs.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 22, 2022 11:45 AM (anj39)

281 Jeebus. More interesting times:

@ChuckCallesto - 4m

BREAKING REPORT: Finland warns Russia it is READY TO FIGHT them and US declares NATO's 'ironclad' support for Lithuania as Moscow's fury grows over Kaliningrad blockade...

WILL THE KALININGRAD BLOCKADE BRING THE WORLD TO WAR?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:45 AM (ptqGC)

282 The pollsters used the same bad methodology that was used to pretend that Beto was within 5 points of Abbott a couple weeks ago. Only poll high population/high democrat areas, and don't screen for likely voters, thus negating the entire enthusiasm gap this fall. It's so transparent that it's clear the poll was created solely to produce a false result.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 22, 2022 11:45 AM (trdmm)

283 "And if the GOP has any gumption in the slightest, they'll readily point out all of the campaign promises that this administration is keeping."

Sounds good to me. Try to use the child-groping videos more also. Like every primetime evening in October.

Posted by: gp Is Moving Toward An Attempted Controlled Unwind Position at June 22, 2022 11:45 AM (qpX6U)

284 Smoking more cigarettes means selling more packs of them

Guess on what basis cigarette taxes are set? That's right, the pack.

IT'S FOR THE CHIRRUNS, ALL Y'ALL!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot

This made me think about incentives.
Bringing the level of nicotine down per cigarette could also be accomplished by making cigarettes thinner.
More to a pack, no increase in tax revenue and the companies get to stay within the letter of the law.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 22, 2022 11:45 AM (6uE0M)

285 This bikini brunette wishes those promises weren't kept - in fact, she wishes the election hadn't been stolen at all:
https://is.gd/ILykU4

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 11:45 AM (WWh8n)

286 Whatever happened to the investigation around the campaign worker whose car exploded like something out of the Godfather?

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2022 11:46 AM (ONvIw)

287 Posted by: Diogenes at June 22, 2022 11:45 AM (anj39)

Nice catch!

Posted by: 496 at June 22, 2022 11:46 AM (VJsqe)

288 Also pointed out that the only people trying to push it were Trump associates, in an apparent attempt to discredit DeSantis early.

I hope this isn't true, but if it is, Trump needs to step on them hard. We don't need fratricidal conflict. If it is true, it suggests that Trump is making this election about him, instead of the country. Again, IF.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 22, 2022 11:46 AM (/NCI4)

289 This smiling and modestly dressed woman wearing glasses and who is a conservative after having a political conversion in college, and who keeps up on politics appreciated Joe Mannix's rant very much. She wants to know if he doesn't have a significant other whether she and Joe could have a coffee sometime and discuss more about politics.

https://tinyurl.com/5bp8zvkf

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 22, 2022 11:46 AM (FZ2cV)

290 278 Crist 48%
DeSantis 47%

I find that a tad hard to believe.

*******


They only polled two people. Crist and his wife.
Posted by: Muldoon at June 22, 2022 11:45 AM (kXYt5)
_______________________________

Three people: Crist, his wife, and her boyfriend.

Posted by: Elric Blade at June 22, 2022 11:46 AM (iFTx/)

291 Can I introduce you to Sens Warnock and Ossof?
Posted by: puddinhead at June 22, 2022 11:44 AM (ifUkZ)

Part of the steal.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:46 AM (ptqGC)

292 Alabama, much redder than either Georgia or Florida, also had a D senator for a few years recently.

Posted by: Someguy's at June 22, 2022 11:46 AM (q0gRb)

293 Georgia passed a bunch of tax breaks for Hollywood types and they moved a bunch of film production there (Walking Dead, many others).
This has been a decade or more ago.
Entire production crews, staff, catering, the whole bit.
Hollywood people are about 98% reliable Democrats.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at June 22, 2022 11:46 AM (jTmQV)

294 BREAKING REPORT: Finland warns Russia it is READY TO FIGHT them and US declares NATO's 'ironclad' support for Lithuania as Moscow's fury grows over Kaliningrad blockade...

WILL THE KALININGRAD BLOCKADE BRING THE WORLD TO WAR?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:45 AM (ptqGC


They are trying their hardest to get Putin to nuke the world.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 22, 2022 11:47 AM (VJFAr)

295 This made me think about incentives.
Bringing the level of nicotine down per cigarette could also be accomplished by making cigarettes thinner.
More to a pack, no increase in tax revenue and the companies get to stay within the letter of the law.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 22, 2022 11:45 AM (6uE0M)
++++
But skinny cigarettes are for girls!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 11:47 AM (WWh8n)

296 266 If you really want to fight China in a super cold war, you'd need to work for the Taiwanese.

Our intelligences work for China.
Posted by: humphreyrobot
------------------

There's a sticky sub rosa in the Taiwan deal.
Japan.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 22, 2022 11:47 AM (Ff89T)

297 286 Whatever happened to the investigation around the campaign worker whose car exploded like something out of the Godfather?
Posted by: CN at June 22, 2022 11:46 AM (ONvIw)

You thought that happened, but we're telling you, that never happened. Who you gonna believe, us or your lying eyes?

Posted by: The FBI at June 22, 2022 11:47 AM (trdmm)

298 What the hell are they going to build?
Posted by: Joe Mannix



I'm going to go with concentration camps.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 22, 2022 11:47 AM (S4k/R)

299 Rich Baris who along with Trafalgar has been the most accurate pollster in the country announced earlier this month that there isn't even a reason to bother polling the Florida governors race this year because there is no point, DeSantis is that far ahead.

And Baris lives in Florida.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 22, 2022 11:47 AM (ZLI7S)

300 Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:46 AM (ptqGC)

Jane. WTF happened to Mo Brooks ? Wouldn't he have had a better chance than that Woman ?

Posted by: It's me donna at June 22, 2022 11:47 AM (bs+z0)

301 292 Alabama, much redder than either Georgia or Florida, also had a D senator for a few years recently.
Posted by: Someguy's at June 22, 2022 11:46 AM (q0gRb

That was just a weird one off. The choices on the right were pretty bad.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 22, 2022 11:48 AM (VJFAr)

302 281 with the Ukes on the brink of collapse, DC needs to try WWIII otherwise Zelensky will go public on the corruption

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2022 11:48 AM (ONvIw)

303 I think it's more than that. I think Cornyn and the rest of the squishy cowards actually think they did a great job for conservatives by joining this "bipartisan" anti-gun bill.

Posted by: Elric Blade at June 22, 2022 11:42 AM (iFTx/)

Nah, "stunned" is a lie. They know. They all know.

Posted by: ... at June 22, 2022 11:48 AM (F5on1)

304 Three people: Crist, his wife, and her boyfriend.
Posted by: Elric Blade at June 22, 2022 11:46 AM (iFTx/)

you mean THEIR boyfriend

Posted by: REDACTED at June 22, 2022 11:48 AM (us2H3)

305 127 70 >>PETA accused the coconut milk brand of using chained and caged monkeys in its production

do the monkeys help crack the coconuts open, or what
Posted by: DB at June 22, 2022 11:13 AM

Apparently they're forced(?) to climb up the trees to get the coconuts. Sounds good to me. Peta says they're chained up, not fed or allowed to play, and they don't live natural money lives. I'm okay with the use of animals in domestic labor, so as long as they aren't abused, what's the problem.

Posted by: Googled It at June 22, 2022 11:21 AM (JCZqz)
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Chained and caged.

Posted by: Ciampino in an okd-fashioned toilet with a tank above at June 22, 2022 11:48 AM (qfLjt)

306 Charlie Crist is super gay.

His wife is hot but he's def gay as fuck.

Posted by: MJ at June 22, 2022 11:48 AM (zwDuR)

307 If it is true, it suggests that Trump is making this election about him, instead of the country. Again, IF.
Posted by: Archimedes at June 22, 2022 11:46 AM (/NCI4)



Dr. Oz and Katy Britt say Hi!

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 22, 2022 11:48 AM (yQpMk)

308
I hope this isn't true, but if it is, Trump needs to step on them hard. We don't need fratricidal conflict. If it is true, it suggests that Trump is making this election about him, instead of the country. Again, IF.
Posted by: Archimedes at June 22, 2022 11:46 AM (/NCI4)

This standard rules out anyone who has ever run in a competitive primary. Except for Ben Carson maybe.

Posted by: Someguy's at June 22, 2022 11:48 AM (q0gRb)

309 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 11:45 AM (WWh8n)

That bikini is not a brunette. It is- I guess you could say blonde with spots-although the woman is a brunette.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 22, 2022 11:48 AM (FZ2cV)

310 You should see the vote on stealing your Second Amendment rights and most likely amnesty as what it is. It is the Vichy Republicans sending the voters a signal. That they will pass whatever they want and you can't do a thing about it. They believe there is safety in numbers and with McConnell's imprimatur. They are giving the middle finger to the "Trump" wing of the party. They are also giving the finger to what will most likely be a majority Republican conservative House in November. It's the same thing they did with the Tea Party. Until all 14 on that list are gone from the senate, republicans voters will be neutered.

Posted by: The GOP at June 22, 2022 11:48 AM (amOmU)

311 DIVORCE

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 22, 2022 11:49 AM (76TDd)

312 288 Also pointed out that the only people trying to push it were Trump associates, in an apparent attempt to discredit DeSantis early.

---------

Whether this is true or not, Trump seriously needs to go away. He's an embarrassment at this point. And I say this as a fan -- you gotta know when to hang it up. Don't let yourself become the Fat Elvis.

Posted by: The Fool at June 22, 2022 11:49 AM (1dzqn)

313 Rome wasn't built in a day, but it can't be torn down in a day, either.

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"Caligula & Nero may not have had a nuclear football, but I'll have you know I was quite the punter on Delaware's 1061 National Championship team back in college."

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 22, 2022 11:49 AM (2ZLtm)

314 The purpose of "stunned" is to call us mongoloids essentially. They are stunned we are mongoloids who don't want to protec the chirren

Posted by: ... at June 22, 2022 11:49 AM (F5on1)

315
WILL THE KALININGRAD BLOCKADE BRING THE WORLD TO WAR?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:45 AM (ptqGC)
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I keep waiting for such a war to start brewing up, then, magically, a peacemaker rises, from one of the Slavic countries, and, somehow, manages to survive a serious head wound.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 22, 2022 11:49 AM (5pTK/)

316 Jane. WTF happened to Mo Brooks ? Wouldn't he have had a better chance than that Woman ?
Posted by: It's me donna at June 22, 2022 11:47 AM (bs+z0)


Mo is mouthy as hell. I know this personally. He also had a horrible campaign strategy and wouldn't quit whining about Trump. He basically could have competed against her but spent the whole time bitching.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 22, 2022 11:49 AM (VJFAr)

317 There's a sticky sub rosa in the Taiwan deal.
Japan.


PLease to elaborate.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 22, 2022 11:49 AM (/NCI4)

318 I hope this isn't true, but if it is, Trump needs to step on them hard. We don't need fratricidal conflict. If it is true, it suggests that Trump is making this election about him, instead of the country. Again, IF.


I'm sure he's behind their efforts. Losing is one thing he will basically do ANYTHING to avoid.

ask Kathy Barnette.

Posted by: BlackOrchidOfDerp at June 22, 2022 11:49 AM (w0NJk)

319 297 my lyin eyes. They gave the election to donks rather than be killed.

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2022 11:49 AM (ONvIw)

320 Cornyn called the GOP voters "a mob"

He didn't stop there. Last night he said, and I quote, "he didn't care what people think".




That is his only job.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 22, 2022 11:49 AM (S4k/R)

321 94 This law will be supportive of Big-Cigarette's profits.
Nicotine is an additive drug.
If the level of nicotine is lower per smoke more smokes will be smoked so the smoker gets his regular dose (of smoke!).
Result: more cigarette sales!
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 22, 2022 11:17 AM (6uE0M)


Also: more ingestion of tar! Yay!

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik [DHS Verdict: MDM] at June 22, 2022 11:49 AM (DTX3h)

322 The funniest thing about this cigarette nonsense is that it is guaranteed to piss off Black Men more than any other group. Biden sez "Haha thanks for your support suckerzzz! This is your reward!!!!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 22, 2022 11:49 AM (trdmm)

323 279 269 Georgia has typically been redder than Florida. Enough so that Florida is traditionally a swing state and Georgia isn't.
--------------
Can I introduce you to Sens Warnock and Ossof?
Posted by: puddinhead at June 22, 2022 11:44 AM (ifUkZ)

That's how fucked the elections were. In all likelihood Georgia is still a few percentage points redder than Florida.
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Florida doesn't have Atlanta. Warnock got the door prize. Ossof is King.

Posted by: puddinhead at June 22, 2022 11:49 AM (ifUkZ)

324 268 Coryn went to the Mitch McConnell school for gifted Benedict Arnolds.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 22, 2022 11:44 AM

It's true! Liz Cheney was my partner for the end of term kabuki performance. That Benedict was a true patriot...whatever happened to that guy, anyway?

Posted by: Senator Cornyn at June 22, 2022 11:49 AM (JCZqz)

325 "They are trying their hardest to get Putin to nuke the world."
Putin has stated (for what it's worth, maybe zero...) that he would never call a nuke first strike.
Unlike the USA...

Posted by: gourmand du jour at June 22, 2022 11:50 AM (jTmQV)

326 I keep waiting for such a war to start brewing up, then, magically, a peacemaker rises, from one of the Slavic countries, and, somehow, manages to survive a serious head wound.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 22, 2022 11:49 AM (5pTK/)


This guy knows.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 22, 2022 11:50 AM (VJFAr)

327 This smiling and modestly dressed woman wearing glasses and who is a conservative after having a political conversion in college, and who keeps up on politics appreciated Joe Mannix's rant very much. She wants to know if he doesn't have a significant other whether she and Joe could have a coffee sometime and discuss more about politics. ...
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 22, 2022 11:46 AM (FZ2cV)
++++
I can't see the picture, but the description works for me. Give her my number.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 11:50 AM (WWh8n)

328 Whatever happened to the investigation around the campaign worker whose car exploded like something out of the Godfather?
Posted by: CN at June 22, 2022 11:46 AM (ONvIw)

Nice young man who was a campaign worker for Kelly Loeffler. He was dating Brian Kemp's daughter.

"Accident" happened on I-16 just west of Savannah. Very, very weird...huge explosion...like a bomb...

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:50 AM (ptqGC)

329 259
'the squishy cowards actually think they did a great job for conservatives by joining this "bipartisan" anti-gun bill.'

Let's all say thank you by cutting their (political) throats.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at June 22, 2022 11:50 AM (T/s40)

330 Trump is too busy lamenting the last election. Mostly because it hurt his ego. He can't get off the stolen election. If you think he will have a plan to hit the ground running and wind back all these excesses on Day 1, think again. He'll be to busy complaining.

Posted by: The GOP at June 22, 2022 11:51 AM (amOmU)

331 Earthquake in Afghanistan. Quick! Send them $100 billion!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2022 11:51 AM (Pc/Ee)

332 Grandson just caught his first fish. Beautiful trout up just east of Yellowstone. 14.5 inches and 2 lbs.
Posted by: Diogenes


******

14.5" and 2 lbs?

Tell him, "Sorry kid. It's all downhill from there."

Posted by: Muldoon at June 22, 2022 11:51 AM (kXYt5)

333 Let's all say thank you by cutting their (political) throats.
Posted by: Dr. Claw at June 22, 2022 11:50 AM (T/s40)

I think they've done that all by themselves

Posted by: It's me donna at June 22, 2022 11:51 AM (bs+z0)

334 Why do they call them 'jaws of life?' Call em 'life jaws,' save a syllable and thereby incrementally reduce emergency response times.

Posted by: gp Is Moving Toward An Attempted Controlled Unwind Position at June 22, 2022 11:51 AM (qpX6U)

335 I've said this before about McConnell: he politics like it's 1822 and not 2022. The same can be said for all the rank and file GOP. Especially the Olde Guard congress pyrsons. Being "bipartisan" and reaching across the aisle are all political ideals of a bygone era. The Democrats have no interest in either, but Republicans, being the stupid party, haven't figured that out. That, and to be honest, they are part and parcel Democrats at heart. Equally corrupt and only marginally less evil.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 22, 2022 11:51 AM (BFigT)

336 "Lithuania says it is only following the EU sanctions imposed over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.

Kaliningrad - a strategic region where Russia's Baltic Fleet is headquartered - has no border with mainland Russia."

Ruh Roh



Posted by: Braenyard at June 22, 2022 11:51 AM (Ff89T)

337 Don't let yourself become the Fat Elvis.

Stolen.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 22, 2022 11:51 AM (/NCI4)

338 328 because it probably was a bomb...a warning to follow orders

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2022 11:51 AM (ONvIw)

339 Essentially, the West in general faces this issue. The ruling elite have ossified into a corrupt aristocracy that is only united by its lusts for power, sex, and money. To gratify those lusts, they are despoiling their countries and their populations. So, for the interim during the twilight of the republic, make sure that your local political leaders are solid, make friends of your neighbors, and prepare for societal disruptions.
Posted by: whig at June 22, 2022 11:33 AM (xA2KX)


I suppose I could mention that there's a world leader who's been pounding this drum for a while now. I suppose that's why we need to be at war with his country.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at June 22, 2022 11:51 AM (uvymP)

340 I am not putting my faith in any man to save this country.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2022 11:52 AM (Pc/Ee)

341 That was just a weird one off. The choices on the right were pretty bad.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 22, 2022 11:48 AM (VJFAr)



That loss was entirely on Richard Shelby who encouraged Republicans to not vote for the Republican candidate.

I would say goodbye to bad rubbish but his former press secretary just won the nomination to his seat.

Thanks Donald.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 22, 2022 11:52 AM (yQpMk)

342 And if the GOP has any gumption in the slightest, they'll readily point out all of the campaign promises that this administration is keeping.

--------

"That's just not who we are ... send MOAR money, rubes!"

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 22, 2022 11:52 AM (2ZLtm)

343 We shouldn't bote for DeSantis if he plays politics in the primaries. Attacking other right wingers is unacceptable.
Also any hint of moderation, for campaign purposes or not, is damning.

^this is what some people sound like right now

Posted by: Someguy's at June 22, 2022 11:52 AM (q0gRb)

344 SO WHAT IF I'M A EUNUCH?

Posted by: TATER at June 22, 2022 11:52 AM (z9V4B)

345 But skinny cigarettes are for girls!
Posted by: Joe Mannix

And/or emasculated males.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 22, 2022 11:52 AM (6uE0M)

346 137 How the hell do you use monkeys to make coconut milk?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 22, 2022 11:22 AM (LsPHb)
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You use them to climb the palms and pick the coconuts.
Lime optionally added later.

Posted by: Ciampino - always put lime in the coconut at June 22, 2022 11:53 AM (qfLjt)

347 340 I am not putting my faith in any man to save this country.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2022 11:52 AM (Pc/Ee


My preacher said something that we all needed to be reminded of.

We are simply travelers in a strange land here on earth. We are just passing through on our way home. Don't concern yourself too much with the politics of the cities you pass by.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 22, 2022 11:53 AM (VJFAr)

348 John Cornhole is a typical lawyer who wormed his way onto the bench, then stole into an AG's spot then slobbered his way into the senate, stealing, raping and grifting his way the whole time.

He has nothing in common with his constituents other than living in the same state as them but even that is probably not so as he most likely spends his time in washington dc getting bribes and fucking his whores on the side.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 22, 2022 11:53 AM (pbYrN)

349 >>How the hell do you use monkeys to make coconut milk?



First, get a large, ripe monkey. Then squeeze...

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 22, 2022 11:53 AM (KYKwc)

350 281

Less than 40 years ago Finland's president was a known KGB agent. Finland is/is about to become a member of NATO. See how that works.

Posted by: Ziba at June 22, 2022 11:53 AM (4h9M3)

351 PLease to elaborate.
Posted by: Archimedes at June 22, 2022 11:49 AM (/NCI4)
++++
Japan and Taiwan have a lot of integration. Japanese industry has been withdrawing from China for the past several years, accelerating hard in 2020-2021 after the Japanese government started directly subsidizing Japanese firms to withdraw from the mainland. High-value R&D and precision manufacturing is largely returning to Japan and the lower-value high-volume manufacturing is moving to SE Asia (Vietnam) and India. The next PM is likely to be significantly more China-skeptical if not China-hostile. Japan has stated national interest in the maintenance of Taiwanese independence. A regional undercurrent in this is also Korea, which is less coupled to China than it has been in a long time, and where people are increasingly hostile to the CCP.

The great risk is that the Pacific Rim will align to Red China. It is looking a lot like it is moving the other direction - they are aligning to each other in opposition. These are major economies, major industrial powers and skilled military actors that may well act as a fly in the ointment for mainland China.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 11:53 AM (WWh8n)

352 Alabama, much redder than either Georgia or Florida, also had a D senator for a few years recently.

*

The parties switched sides, but somehow Alabama didn't elect a republican governor until the late 80s, and then they elected a Democrat every other election or so.

Square that circle.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - screw anyone here who thinks he should tell Americans what they need or should buy at June 22, 2022 11:53 AM (p9pEU)

353 Please don't ever put us on the same sentence with gumption again.

Thank you.

Posted by: The GOP at June 22, 2022 11:53 AM (amOmU)

354 Obama doubled the price of tobacco in one of the first moves in office. No one gave a fuck. Barely anyone knows that tobacco products cost double what they should (literally) because of the "tax".

Posted by: ... at June 22, 2022 11:54 AM (9BWf5)

355 301 292 Alabama, much redder than either Georgia or Florida, also had a D senator for a few years recently.
Posted by: Someguy's at June 22, 2022 11:46 AM (q0gRb

That was just a weird one off. The choices on the right were pretty bad.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 22, 2022 11:48 AM (VJFAr)

=========

I blame the GOPe for that. Strange was the worst kind of GOPe pondscum, and his decision to run for the race set up the failure that was to come.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at June 22, 2022 11:54 AM (LvTSG)

356 Posted by: CN at June 22, 2022 11:46 AM (ONvIw)

Nice young man who was a campaign worker for Kelly Loeffler. He was dating Brian Kemp's daughter.

"Accident" happened on I-16 just west of Savannah. Very, very weird...huge explosion...like a bomb...
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:50 AM (ptqGC)
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They're not your daddy's Democrats, they'er Stalin's Democrats.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 22, 2022 11:54 AM (Ff89T)

357 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 11:50 AM (WWh8n)

LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 22, 2022 11:54 AM (FZ2cV)

358 348 infidelity to the Mrs? Hang him. Lying to the voters, totes cool

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2022 11:54 AM (ONvIw)

359 Now the NRA is all against any red flag laws. Just fuck them in the ass with the same rusty M1905.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at June 22, 2022 11:55 AM (MkYsY)

360 Why did Kalingrad get the works?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2022 11:55 AM (Pc/Ee)

361 Southern states have a problem. Most of them have open primaries that allow Dems to cross over to vote in GOP primaries as a relic of the time when the GOP was desperate to get any votes from anyone. But, the GOP power structure in the South just loves open primaries as a way to get Dems to vote in leftists GOPe types like Lady Lindsay or Nikki. The only populists then are rural types in very red districts that have little or no power.

Essentially, the sons and daughters of the old Jim Crow Democrats became Republicans but continued the genteel corruption in return for cash by favoring 'bidness'. What has happened though, is that bidness corruption has become global via mega corporations and these global corporations want cheap labor, subsidies, and for the local pols to not bother their leftist managers with popular policies.

Southern Republicans, by and large are corrupticans that like now extinct Blue Dog Democrats, pose as conservative at home while voting for every thing that the leftist global class wants and killing any policies that favor the state's own citizenry.

Posted by: whig at June 22, 2022 11:55 AM (xA2KX)

362 @ChadPergram -1m

From colleague Jason Donner. Hoyer says there is "some optimism" on the Senate gun agreement. When asked if the House would stay in session to finish the bill he says he wants to "see what they do before I say yes..I want to get this done as soon as possible"

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 11:55 AM (ptqGC)

363 That's how fucked the elections were. In all likelihood Georgia is still a few percentage points redder than Florida.
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Florida doesn't have Atlanta. Warnock got the door prize. Ossof is King.
Posted by: puddinhead at June 22, 2022 11:49 AM (ifUk

400k less Republican voters for the run offs than voted for Trump in the election. The Dems had the same turnout. Shot ourself in the foot and lot of that was fromTrump and cohorts complaining that ' what's the use of voting if there'd is going to be fraud.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 22, 2022 11:55 AM (76TDd)

364 Don't let yourself become the Fat Elvis

*

FWIW, Fat Comeback Tour Elvis is usually the most popular version of Elvis among guys.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - screw anyone here who thinks he should tell Americans what they need or should buy at June 22, 2022 11:56 AM (p9pEU)

365 330

Yeah, well F the GOP.

Posted by: Ziba at June 22, 2022 11:56 AM (4h9M3)

366 https://tinyurl.com/2vb74hrb

how to kill the incompetocracy
Posted by: Kindltot at June 22, 2022 11:00 AM (xhaym)

British PM Cameron or Blair, I forget which, wanted to write Britain's own "bill of rights" not knowing that Britain's bill of rights was written in 1689.

First lesson is that the elites are historically illiterate. Second that global homogeneity is of an American quality.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 22, 2022 11:56 AM (44ww/)

367 322 The funniest thing about this cigarette nonsense is that it is guaranteed to piss off Black Men more than any other group. Biden sez "Haha thanks for your support suckerzzz! This is your reward!!!!"
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 22, 2022 11:49 AM

It's for their own good, of course. We're so virtuous! And if they vote against us, we'll whine that they've been brainwashed and are voting against their best interests!

Posted by: Dems at June 22, 2022 11:56 AM (JCZqz)

368 >>> There is no such thing as climate change.

I'd stop the world and melt with you.

Posted by: Laurentide ice sheet at June 22, 2022 11:56 AM (UnQlg)

369 361 Southern Republicans, by and large are corrupticans that like now extinct Blue Dog Democrats, pose as conservative at home while voting for every thing that the leftist global class wants and killing any policies that favor the state's own citizenry.
Posted by: whig at June 22, 2022 11:55 AM (xA2KX)

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On the GOP primary ballot in SC this year was a question on whether voters should register by their party in the state. It passed 85-15%.

It felt like the first step towards a closed primary. Baby steps.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at June 22, 2022 11:57 AM (LvTSG)

370 Cornyn doesn't listen to his constituents he listens to a higher authority.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 22, 2022 11:44 AM (Ff89T)


He works for Hebrew National?

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at June 22, 2022 11:57 AM (uvymP)

371 Re Andrew Gillum: Federal prosecutors could save themselves and us a lot of time by just preemptively indicting every Democrat in the country for fraud, campaign finance violations, indecency with a minor, child pron, sexual assault, ...

Posted by: FriscoYoda at June 22, 2022 11:57 AM (S7une)

372 Burned ny membership card in the just vote harder club in November 2020. Even if the color scheme decorating Congress is flipped to red all we will see is the ass ends of a bunch of Rinos at the communal watering hole.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at June 22, 2022 11:57 AM (0kKVH)

373 Trump needs to shut up and let Democrats take the Narrative on 2020 and do whatever they want with it.

So what if he didn't lose. Let the people who stole it brand him a loser, and then Move On.

This is the kind of advice that was given to Romney and McCain and look where it got them.

Posted by: ... at June 22, 2022 11:57 AM (L/xQa)

374 Euler solved the Bridges of Kaliningrad problem. He said it was impossible to do, which isn't much of a 'solution' when it comes right down to it.

Posted by: gp Is Moving Toward An Attempted Controlled Unwind Position at June 22, 2022 11:57 AM (qpX6U)

375 The great risk is that the Pacific Rim will align to Red China. It is looking a lot like it is moving the other direction - they are aligning to each other in opposition. These are major economies, major industrial powers and skilled military actors that may well act as a fly in the ointment for mainland China.

Agree. The Chinese have managed to anger almost everyone with their high-handed tactics, when, if they'd only behaved themselves, they'd be sitting pretty. I mean, how asshoe do you have to be to convince East and South Asians that JAPAN is the better choice for an ally.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 22, 2022 11:57 AM (/NCI4)

376 >>> Japan has stated national interest in the maintenance of Taiwanese independence.
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Japan's southern most island is 80 miles from Taiwan.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 22, 2022 11:58 AM (Ff89T)

377 322 The funniest thing about this cigarette nonsense is that it is guaranteed to piss off Black Men more than any other group. Biden sez "Haha thanks for your support suckerzzz! This is your reward!!!!"

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First cigarettes, now Juuls. This move against nicotine just might backfire. The few smokers I know are all liberals, mostly in the entertainment and creative communities, musicians, artists, etc. The ones who don't smoke all vape.

All my right-leaning friends are runners, Crossfitters, cyclists, etc. The

There's a reason why the loons have started linking physical fitness to "white supremacy."

Posted by: The Fool at June 22, 2022 11:58 AM (1dzqn)

378 The funniest thing about this cigarette nonsense is that it is guaranteed to piss off Black Men more than any other group. Biden sez "Haha thanks for your support suckerzzz! This is your reward!!!!"
Posted by: Tom Servo

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I've got $500 that says all of the cigarette nonsense is based entirely on Obama being unable to stop smoking, so his solution is to ban Kools and limit cigarettes for other people because he's weak.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - screw anyone here who thinks he should tell Americans what they need or should buy at June 22, 2022 11:59 AM (p9pEU)

379 374
Wouldn't Kaliningrad have been Konigsberg in Euler's time?

Posted by: Dr. Claw at June 22, 2022 11:59 AM (T/s40)

380 373. Yes.we should have stopped this with Franken

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2022 11:59 AM (ONvIw)

381 Posted by: ... at June 22, 2022 11:57 AM (L/xQa)

How about if he just changed his narrative which is what the poster was saying.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 22, 2022 11:59 AM (76TDd)

382 14.5" and 2 lbs?

Tell him, "Sorry kid. It's all downhill from there."
Posted by: Muldoon at June 22, 2022 11:51 AM (kXYt5)


This place has been pun crazy for the last few days but have to say it here...he is hooked!
I've already been charged with the responsibility to line up a salmon charter for later this summer.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 22, 2022 11:59 AM (anj39)

383 "Wouldn't Kaliningrad have been Konigsberg in Euler's time?"

Yes, another flaw in the solution.

Posted by: gp Is Moving Toward An Attempted Controlled Unwind Position at June 22, 2022 11:59 AM (qpX6U)

384 142 Which will cause people to smoke more costing them more money and increasing the number of tobacco related deaths and tax receipts, but mostly tax receipts.

fixt

Posted by: kulak anachronda at June 22, 2022 12:00 PM (oY6Yp)

385 I know people who think Biden is doing an amazing job. Like not ironically. They legit think he saved the country and the world from Trump. And inflation is just a right wing talking point and Putin is to blame for everything.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 22, 2022 12:00 PM (3vQN0)

386 Why did Kalingrad get the works?

That's nobody's business but the Slavs.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 22, 2022 12:00 PM (/NCI4)

387 366
British PM Cameron or Blair, I forget which, wanted to write Britain's own "bill of rights" not knowing that Britain's bill of rights was written in 1689.

First lesson is that the elites are historically illiterate. Second that global homogeneity is of an American quality.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 22, 2022 11:56 AM

The first lesson should be a written Constitution is enforced by humans, who will enforce or ignore written law according to their whims, and what others will allow. Second lesson should be to arm the public, so they can at least fend for themselves when thr inevitable tyranny or anarchy comes.

Posted by: The US Constitution at June 22, 2022 12:00 PM (JCZqz)

388 373 Trump needs to shut up and let Democrats take the Narrative on 2020 and do whatever they want with it.

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Trump needs to shut up because he endorsed Dr. Oz and Kevin McCarthy. Among other reasons.

Posted by: The Fool at June 22, 2022 12:00 PM (1dzqn)

389 Bringing the level of nicotine down per cigarette could also be accomplished by making cigarettes thinner.
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Smoke two at once!

Posted by: Chuck Martel at June 22, 2022 12:01 PM (fs1hN)

390 Huh.

@LionelMedia

Oh, we haven't even started this one yet. Get ready, kids.

FBI Investigation Uncovers 256 Emails Between Schiff and Epstein. americaslastlineofdefense.com

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 12:01 PM (ptqGC)

391 The great risk is that the Pacific Rim will align to Red China. It is looking a lot like it is moving the other direction - they are aligning to each other in opposition. These are major economies, major industrial powers and skilled military actors that may well act as a fly in the ointment for mainland China.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 202
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Taiwan, hard no on China. Japan, hardish (?) no. Korea, probably no. Philippines, hard no in theory but lacks economic and other strength so maybe a "maybe." The smaller PR countries? Unknown. There is so much complicated history in the region and near-tribal conflicts.

Posted by: Elric Blade at June 22, 2022 12:01 PM (iFTx/)

392 385 I know people who think Biden is doing an amazing job. Like not ironically. They legit think he saved the country and the world from Trump. And inflation is just a right wing talking point and Putin is to blame for everything.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 22, 2022 12:00 PM (3vQN0


I'd make sure to stand clear of them when they use a butter knife.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 22, 2022 12:01 PM (VJFAr)

393 about this cigarette nonsense is that it is guaranteed to piss off Black Men more than any other group. Biden sez "Haha thanks for your support suckerzzz! This is your reward!!!!"
Posted by: Tom Servo

Yeah black support for Dems will plummet from 91.77% all the way down to 91.68% over this.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 22, 2022 12:01 PM (3vQN0)

394 385

Brain dead people can think?

Posted by: Ziba at June 22, 2022 12:01 PM (4h9M3)

395 "The natives used tobacco, but it was for special occasions. It wasn't an all day every day thing."

Actually yeah, it was an all day thing, every day. Nothing got done, no parlay, no negotiations, nothing was done without first "smoking a pipe". Or put another way, they had "special occasions" several times a day, and at night.

Posted by: Common Tater at June 22, 2022 12:02 PM (83Vsn)

396 email the other day from Talcum X:

Last weekend, 31 members of a white supremacist terrorist cell called the Patriot Front came together from 11 states to terrorize a Pride march in Idaho.

Luckily, a good citizen saw them loading up their U-Haul and reported it. Police stopped their truck before they reached the event and found dozens of members hiding in the back, dressed like a small army, holding weapons and covering their faces.

[what weapons..? and you know that this idiot wouldn't hesitate to point a finger at law enforcement if he and his ilk could blame some act of left wing violence on the FBI or the cops]

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 22, 2022 12:02 PM (Ynyl9)

397 Trump needs to shut up because he endorsed Dr. Oz and Kevin McCarthy. Among other reasons.
Posted by: The Fool at June 22, 2022 12:00 PM (1dzqn)

Trump says he didn't endorse McCarthy

Posted by: It's me donna at June 22, 2022 12:02 PM (bs+z0)

398 Shot ourself in the foot and lot of that was fromTrump and cohorts complaining that ' what's the use of voting if there'd is going to be fraud.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 22, 2022 11:55 AM (76TDd)

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Trump held rallies in GA and endorsed both GOP candidates, but sure.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 22, 2022 12:02 PM (Qy7kP)

399 The parties switched sides, but somehow Alabama didn't elect a republican governor until the late 80s, and then they elected a Democrat every other election or so.

Square that circle.

Posted by: Moron Robbie
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The 70's Republicans were largely transplants from the North and ran in suburban districts in the South. At that time, in the South, the Democrat party was more focused on local policies that the population wanted at the local level rather than tax cuts, etc. that were part of the national Republican policies. Fighting communism was not a Dem/Rep issue in Southern states at the time. Over time, those that would have been Democrats at the local level either switched parties during the 90's or pronounced themselves as Republicans all along. This happened at different speeds in different Southern states at the local level based on demographics and the increasing focus of the Dems on unpopular leftist social issues at the national level. Those that would have been S. Dems or later Blue Dogs became Republicans in name only.

Posted by: whig at June 22, 2022 12:02 PM (xA2KX)

400 I know people who think Biden is doing an amazing job. Like not ironically. They legit think he saved the country and the world from Trump. And inflation is just a right wing talking point and Putin is to blame for everything.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 22, 2022 12:00 PM (3vQN0)
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And those people are not in the voting pool, ever, for the GOP. They don't matter. They belong to the Dems and always will. No amount of marketing or direct campaigning will make a lick of difference in that group.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 12:02 PM (WWh8n)

401 I guess they had dancing boys on Epstein Island for Schiff.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 22, 2022 12:02 PM (89T5c)

402 Of the 15 who voted for the gun bill i know the bitch from Alaska Lisa is up this year.

Posted by: Genzconservativist at June 22, 2022 12:02 PM (pmoqr)

403 I hope this isn't true, but if it is, Trump needs to step on them hard. We don't need fratricidal conflict. If it is true, it suggests that Trump is making this election about him, instead of the country. Again, IF.
Posted by: Archimedes
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You're just figuring this out now?

I honestly believe if say Trump got beat in the next primary, he would do everything he could to make sure the Democrat won so he could say "I told you so"

Posted by: Blago at June 22, 2022 12:03 PM (PwNLq)

404 OK.... just went nosing around...

Russian oil production is UP this year.... by like 5%. US oil production is back to where it was Feb of 2019.

Why am I paying more than $6.50 a gallon for gas in California? There is now more oil production than Pre Pandemic, yes much higher prices?

If we are pumping oil... and Russia is pumping more oil... who the hell is keeping prices artificially High?

/looks squinky eyed at OPEC.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2022 12:03 PM (oHd/0)

405 >>Trump needs to shut up and let Democrats take the Narrative on 2020 and do whatever they want with it.

Absolutely not. There is no single issue more important than election integrity. If we walk away from that and let Democrats continue to cheat then it doesn't matter who we nominate or what issues we want pursued.

If we hadn't allowed Democrats to cheat constantly year after year we wouldn't be in this mess.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 22, 2022 12:03 PM (ZLI7S)

406 WW3 starting in fucking Lithuania? That's just perfect.

Posted by: Indignatio Vindacatorem at June 22, 2022 12:03 PM (moGH1)

407 How about if he just changed his narrative which is what the poster was saying.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 22, 2022 11:59 AM (76TDd)

Trump can't shut up about the election being stolen because shutting up about it, a la the GOP, is a dereliction of duty. It's kind of an important thing.

It's not the "past". It is now, it is the truth, and it is integral to the story of what is happening. Shutting up about it lets the liars' demon seed take root. I despise anyone who wants to tell me something is more important than these fuckers stealing the country out from under us and then proceeding to destroy the world.

Posted by: ... at June 22, 2022 12:03 PM (TJJl0)

408 Trump needs to shut up because he endorsed Dr. Oz and Kevin McCarthy. Among other reasons.
Posted by: The Fool at June 22, 2022 12:00 PM (1dzqn)

DeSantis has made endorsements. Some of them will have been for political reasons or be bad candidates. Therefore DeSantis needs to shut up. Among other reasons.

Posted by: Someguy's at June 22, 2022 12:03 PM (q0gRb)

409 re me at 396: and any follow up on what happened to those guys that were arrested?

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 22, 2022 12:03 PM (Ynyl9)

410 It's true! Liz Cheney was my partner for the end of term kabuki performance. That Benedict was a true patriot...whatever happened to that guy, anyway?

Posted by: Senator Cornyn at June 22, 2022 11:49 AM (JCZqz)

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He became the Chief Justice of the SCOTUS and wipes his ass with the US Constitution every chance he gets. Thanks W!

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 22, 2022 12:04 PM (rd/uy)

411 "The Biden administration has been quietly packing the nation’s immigration courts, ousting Trump-hired judges and installing judges deemed to be friendlier to the immigrants whose cases they hear, in what one Justice Department official called an “unprecedented” injection of politics into the courts."

as promised...

Posted by: brak at June 22, 2022 12:04 PM (j5Tg0)

412 402 Of the 15 who voted for the gun bill i know the bitch from Alaska Lisa is up this year.
Posted by: Genzconservativist at June 22, 2022 12:02 PM (pmoqr)

She is going to loose that primary... maybe to Sarah Palin.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2022 12:04 PM (oHd/0)

413 I know people who think Biden is doing an amazing job."

you sure know some certifiable idiots, then. Why even maintain any association with such people? If you work with them, you need a new job. If they are relatives, you need a new family. If they are neighbors, you need a new city.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 22, 2022 12:04 PM (trdmm)

414 I honestly believe if say Trump got beat in the next primary, he would do everything he could to make sure the Democrat won so he could say "I told you so"
Posted by: Blago at June 22, 2022 12:03 PM (PwNLq)
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I cannot square this with Trump congratulating the gal who won against his endorsed candidate and telling her he looked forward to working with her. (don't remember the election)

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 22, 2022 12:04 PM (5pTK/)

415 Dr. Oz scrubbed Trump from his web site. LOL.

I dont think Oz will win, but you're going to see the biggest 180 ever from Oz. But don't ever question Trump's judgement.

Posted by: Blago at June 22, 2022 12:04 PM (PwNLq)

416 Sunny Hostin on The View sez "the brain power alone [a Kamala/Buttigieg ticket] would blow Trump away."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 12:05 PM (ptqGC)

417 Trump held rallies in GA and endorsed both GOP candidates, but sure.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 22, 2022 12:02 PM (Qy7kP)

Besides it being half hearted go ahead and ignore everything else that was said by Trump and his supporters at the time and the fact of 400k less voters.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 22, 2022 12:05 PM (76TDd)

418 Let Zelensky go down. No war for Zelensky

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2022 12:05 PM (ONvIw)

419 Judges are politicians.

Always have been.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 22, 2022 12:05 PM (VJFAr)

420 Trump needs to shut up because he endorsed Dr. Oz and Kevin McCarthy. Among other reasons.

Posted by: The Fool at June 22, 2022 12:00 PM (1dzqn)

The fact that Trump remains our best hope is an indictment of the shitty GOP, not him.

Posted by: ... at June 22, 2022 12:05 PM (TJJl0)

421 And those people are not in the voting pool, ever, for the GOP. They don't matter. They belong to the Dems and always will. No amount of marketing or direct campaigning will make a lick of difference in that group.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 12:02 PM (WWh8n)

Absolutely. I was just pointing out that these people do exist and in fairly large numbers. Which is why we have to stop assuming approval polls are fake and that Biden is really at 20% or whatever. Like it or not around 40% of the population lives the mother fucker.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 22, 2022 12:05 PM (3vQN0)

422 Taiwan, hard no on China. Japan, hardish (?) no. Korea, probably no. Philippines, hard no in theory but lacks economic and other strength so maybe a "maybe." The smaller PR countries? Unknown. There is so much complicated history in the region and near-tribal conflicts.
Posted by: Elric Blade at June 22, 2022 12:01 PM (iFTx/)
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Yes, Asia is an incredibly complicated place and there are lots of hard feelings after thousands of years of various empires.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 12:05 PM (WWh8n)

423
She is going to loose that primary... maybe to Sarah Palin.
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2022 12:04 PM (oHd/0)

Palin's not running for Senator and I wouldn't count Murkowski out.. Her cheat is big there

Posted by: It's me donna at June 22, 2022 12:05 PM (bs+z0)

424 Trump says he didn't endorse McCarthy
Posted by: It's me donna at June 22, 2022 12:02 PM (bs+z0)



Maybe not expressly for Speaker. He did endorse his reelection bid and called him the "strong and fearless Leader of the House Republican Conference".

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 22, 2022 12:05 PM (yQpMk)

425 416

People like her are the reason one needs to vote Trump.

Posted by: Ziba at June 22, 2022 12:05 PM (4h9M3)

426 Trump says he didn't endorse McCarthy

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No, Trump says he didn't endorse him *for speaker* - but he does support him for re-election. That is pissing on our legs and telling us it's raining.

"In Congress, Kevin is a tireless advocate for the people of Bakersfield and the Central Valley," wrote Trump. "He is working incredibly hard to Stop Inflation, Deliver Water Solutions and Hold Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi Accountable for their catastrophic failures and dereliction of duty."

That sounds like an endorsement to me.

Posted by: The Fool at June 22, 2022 12:06 PM (1dzqn)

427 Dr. Oz scrubbed Trump from his web site. LOL.

I dont think Oz will win, but you're going to see the biggest 180 ever from Oz. But don't ever question Trump's judgement.
Posted by: Blago at June 22, 2022 12:04 PM (PwNLq)

Still a Turkish citizen.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 22, 2022 12:06 PM (76TDd)

428 340 I am not putting my faith in any man to save this country.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2022 11:52 AM (Pc/Ee)

We already know that this is true. There was no Trump Administration. There was only Trump.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at June 22, 2022 12:06 PM (Uc0pL)

429 It's amazing that as horrendous as the Biden admin is, the GOP still manages to earn my hate

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 22, 2022 12:06 PM (O1uOl)

430 First cigarettes, now Juuls. This move against nicotine just might backfire. The few smokers I know are all liberals, mostly in the entertainment and creative communities, musicians, artists, etc. The ones who don't smoke all vape.

All my right-leaning friends are runners, Crossfitters, cyclists, etc. The

There's a reason why the loons have started linking physical fitness to "white supremacy."
Posted by: The Fool

Just finished my ten minutes on the heavy bag. Three times a week. Does wonders for the mental attitude as well. Enjoying my morning cig as I type.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at June 22, 2022 12:06 PM (0kKVH)

431 Oz will be a Turkish Susan Collins without the shakes.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 22, 2022 12:06 PM (89T5c)

432 "Why even maintain any association with such people?"

She's been my barber for around 40 years. I'm going bald, so I figure the relationship will end soon anyway.

Posted by: gp Is Moving Toward An Attempted Controlled Unwind Position at June 22, 2022 12:06 PM (qpX6U)

433 I know people who think Biden is doing an amazing job. Like not ironically. They legit think he saved the country and the world from Trump. And inflation is just a right wing talking point and Putin is to blame for everything.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 22, 2022 12:00 PM (3vQN0)
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I live in a socialist college town and literally everyone I know voted for Biden, except for a small number, but I know very few who think he's doing even a passable job. They like his oil industry bullshit (because, stupid), but I don't know anyone who thinks he did a good job in Afghanistan and no one likes recession. They still hate mean tweets more, though.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at June 22, 2022 12:06 PM (YSyQM)

434 If we hadn't allowed Democrats to cheat constantly year after year we wouldn't be in this mess.
Posted by: JackStraw

year after year?
How about decade after decade.
JFK was elected by election cheating.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 22, 2022 12:06 PM (6uE0M)

435 You're just figuring this out now?

I honestly believe if say Trump got beat in the next primary, he would do everything he could to make sure the Democrat won so he could say "I told you so"
Posted by: Blago at June 22, 2022 12:03 PM (PwNLq)

So two contradictory narratives.

Trump will support people who backstab him.
Trump won't support other Rs if he loses.

Posted by: Someguy's at June 22, 2022 12:06 PM (q0gRb)

436 I've got $500 that says all of the cigarette nonsense is based entirely on Obama being unable to stop smoking, so his solution is to ban Kools and limit cigarettes for other people because he's weak.


I'll take your money b/c this latest thing with nicotine content is purely to get people to have to buy more packs and thereby pay more in taxes.

the fact that people are giving up smoking is hitting the govt slush funds, hard. they're looking to surreptitiously increase the cigarette taxes with this.

Posted by: BlackOrchidOfDerp at June 22, 2022 12:07 PM (w0NJk)

437 Cornyn has assured me that I have nothing to worry about with red flag laws. Cuz you see they only take effect if a judge says so. And as we all know, judges are all 100% down the middle with no political biases.

Phew. And here I was worried over nothing.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 22, 2022 12:07 PM (3vQN0)

438 Besides it being half hearted go ahead and ignore everything else that was said by Trump and his supporters at the time and the fact of 400k less voters.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 22, 2022 12:05 PM (76TDd)

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Oh, so he wasn't enthusiastic enough. Got it.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 22, 2022 12:07 PM (Qy7kP)

439 422 Taiwan, hard no on China. Japan, hardish (?) no. Korea, probably no. Philippines, hard no in theory but lacks economic and other strength so maybe a "maybe." The smaller PR countries? Unknown. There is so much complicated history in the region and near-tribal conflicts.
Posted by: Elric Blade at June 22, 2022 12:01 PM (iFTx/)
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Yes, Asia is an incredibly complicated place and there are lots of hard feelings after thousands of years of various empires.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 12:05 PM (WWh8n)
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Great place to visit, though. And the women . . . .

Posted by: Elric Blade at June 22, 2022 12:07 PM (iFTx/)

440 Trump endorsed Romney.

He also brought him in for an interview and essentially told him to lick his ass.

Who gives a shit about endorsements.

Posted by: ... at June 22, 2022 12:07 PM (U+A9O)

441 I cannot square this with Trump congratulating the gal who won against his endorsed candidate and telling her he looked forward to working with her. (don't remember the election)
Posted by: blake

In the Georgia primary where Kemp won 70/20 against Trump's endorsed Perdue, Trump insinuated the primary was rigged because of how lopsided it was.

I guess it just depends on Trumps mood.

Posted by: Blago at June 22, 2022 12:07 PM (PwNLq)

442 Pelosi in May 16 2017 went on twitter to announce that "Our election was hijacked. There is no question." She added that Congress has a duty to investigate.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 22, 2022 12:07 PM (Ynyl9)

443 Just finished my ten minutes on the heavy bag. Three times a week. Does wonders for the mental attitude as well. Enjoying my morning cig as I type.
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Racist.

Posted by: The Fool at June 22, 2022 12:07 PM (1dzqn)

444
No, Trump says he didn't endorse him *for speaker* - but he does support him for re-election. That is pissing on our legs and telling us it's raining.

It's CA. I'd endorse McCarthy too.. Not for speaker

Posted by: It's me donna at June 22, 2022 12:07 PM (bs+z0)

445 Also pointed out that the only people trying to push it were Trump associates, in an apparent attempt to discredit DeSantis early.


We're arguing past each other. Trump can make the argument that the election was stolen, which it was, but that's not the same thing as trying to kneecap DeSantis, if that is, in fact, what happened.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 22, 2022 12:08 PM (/NCI4)

446 So if DeSantis finds it beneficial to ever endorse squishes, that's disqualifying, right guys?

Posted by: Someguy's at June 22, 2022 12:08 PM (q0gRb)

447 Zelensky on line taking questions from NYU students, he'll take a professorship and a big apartment in NYC. Better than more war.

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2022 12:08 PM (ONvIw)

448 I live in a socialist college town and literally everyone I know voted for Biden, except for a small number, but I know very few who think he's doing even a passable job. They like his oil industry bullshit (because, stupid), but I don't know anyone who thinks he did a good job in Afghanistan and no one likes recession. They still hate mean tweets more, though.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at June 22, 2022 12:06 PM (YSyQM)
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My lefty daughter elides over the problems of the current administration and, instead, goes on about how people have taken back power.

I don't know the left endorses Biden so much as deflects from his actual policies.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 22, 2022 12:08 PM (5pTK/)

449 The Chinese successful test of their ASAT system is a huge shot across the bow. Taiwanese security just got kicked in the nads.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 22, 2022 12:08 PM (anj39)

450 412
'She is going to loose that primary'
From your gray box to God's eyes.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at June 22, 2022 12:09 PM (T/s40)

451 Great place to visit, though. And the women . . . .
Posted by: Elric Blade at June 22, 2022 12:07 PM (iFTx/)
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Asian women are beautiful. Amerasian/Eurasian women even moreso.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 12:09 PM (WWh8n)

452 We're arguing past each other. Trump can make the argument that the election was stolen, which it was, but that's not the same thing as trying to kneecap DeSantis, if that is, in fact, what happened.
Posted by: Archimedes at June 22, 2022 12:08 PM (/NCI4)

If they every primary against each other it'll be as ugly as DeSantis v Putnam. And then water under the bridge the second the primary ends.

Posted by: Someguy's at June 22, 2022 12:09 PM (q0gRb)

453 390 Huh.

@LionelMedia

Oh, we haven't even started this one yet. Get ready, kids.

FBI Investigation Uncovers 256 Emails Between Schiff and Epstein. americaslastlineofdefense.com
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Wow, shocking! I didn't think Schiff would be interested in underage girls. I thought it would be underage boys.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at June 22, 2022 12:09 PM (fs1hN)

454 Zardoz > Dr. Oz

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 22, 2022 12:09 PM (pbYrN)

455
I live in a socialist college town and literally everyone I know voted for Biden, except for a small number, but I know very few who think he's doing even a passable job. They like his oil industry bullshit (because, stupid), but I don't know anyone who thinks he did a good job in Afghanistan and no one likes recession. They still hate mean tweets more, though.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at June 22, 2022 12:06 PM (YSyQM)

For my idiots, Afghanistan could have gone better but getting out was a wise move by Biden. The recession and all economic problems are either Putin, Big (fill in the industry) greed or Republicans not passing the Biden agenda.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 22, 2022 12:09 PM (3vQN0)

456 Absolutely not. There is no single issue more important than election integrity. If we walk away from that and let Democrats continue to cheat then it doesn't matter who we nominate or what issues we want pursued.

If we hadn't allowed Democrats to cheat constantly year after year we wouldn't be in this mess.
Posted by: JackStraw


How do you propose to stop the cheating cheaters who cheat when it's both parties?

I know how I'd stop them, but most don't want CWII.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at June 22, 2022 12:10 PM (4XTQO)

457 Oz will be a Turkish Susan Collins without the shakes.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory
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I doubt he ever becomes a Senator. But Oz was on TV, and that's really important for Trump that a C list celebrity didn't insult him.

Trump could have been such an effective kingmaker for a MAGA agenda, but it really is all about who flatters his ego the most.

Posted by: Blago at June 22, 2022 12:10 PM (PwNLq)

458 Climate always changes.

Posted by: Cow Demon at June 22, 2022 12:10 PM (CdZ4i)

459 It's amazing that as horrendous as the Biden admin is, the GOP still manages to earn my hate
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 22, 2022 12:06 PM (O1uOl)
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It's because Democrats are who they are, whereas traitors are universally reviled.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 22, 2022 12:10 PM (5pTK/)

460 416 Sunny Hostin on The View sez "the brain power alone [a Kamala/Buttigieg ticket] would blow Trump away."
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 12:05 PM (ptqGC)

The cosmic event of those two negative intellects coming together would cause a ripple in space time, causing an immediate black hole.

Which we all know, sucks everything in.... yes... Trump would get blown... towards the event horizon.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2022 12:10 PM (oHd/0)

461 Trump wars.. Begun they have

Posted by: Yoda at June 22, 2022 12:10 PM (bs+z0)

462 The 70's Republicans were largely transplants from the North and ran in suburban districts in the South...

*

I'll stop you there and say I grew up there.

Point being racist sh*theads were democrats and remain democrats to this day.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - screw anyone here who thinks he should tell Americans what they need or should buy at June 22, 2022 12:11 PM (p9pEU)

463 Why am I paying more than $6.50 a gallon for gas in California? There is now more oil production than Pre Pandemic, yes much higher prices?

If we are pumping oil... and Russia is pumping more oil... who the hell is keeping prices artificially High?

/looks squinky eyed at OPEC.
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2022 12:03 PM (oHd/0)

The price of gasoline is only partially related to the price of crude; it is also heavily influenced by total demand and by logistics. California's biggest problem is that because they started a jihad against in state oil production decades ago (California could have been self sufficient) now the vast majority of California's oil supplies come from Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Columbia. So California pays what those sellers are charging.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 22, 2022 12:11 PM (trdmm)

464 So objectively what is Trump’s batting average with endorsements so far? Is it even .500?

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 22, 2022 12:11 PM (3vQN0)

465 "I live in a socialist college town and literally everyone I know voted for Biden,"

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Same.

Many of you will not believe me, but in Burlington, VT it is considered beyond the pale to laugh at Biden falling off a bike. Same with calling Hillary a crook. People gasp with shocked faces if you say anything negative about dems. It's just not done here.

My wife was actually angry at me that I took pleasure at Biden's fall. I reminded her that I also laughed at COVFEFE and I told her one of the great things about Trump being president was that it was ok to laugh at our president again.

Posted by: 496 at June 22, 2022 12:11 PM (VJsqe)

466 @LionelMedia
Oh, we haven't even started this one yet. Get ready, kids.
FBI Investigation Uncovers 256 Emails Between Schiff and Epstein. americaslastlineofdefense.com
____________
Wow, shocking! I didn't think Schiff would be interested in underage girls. I thought it would be underage boys.
Posted by: Chuck Martel at June 22, 2022 12:09 PM (fs1hN)
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You'll never find out. This FBI investigation will be run with their typical degree of honesty and integrity.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 12:11 PM (WWh8n)

467 So if DeSantis finds it beneficial to ever endorse squishes, that's disqualifying, right guys?
Posted by: Someguy's at June 22, 2022 12:08 PM (q0gRb)

It's definitely a consideration. Especially squishes like Oz where I'm trying to determine how that is supposed to be beneficial?

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 22, 2022 12:11 PM (76TDd)

468 >>We're arguing past each other. Trump can make the argument that the election was stolen, which it was, but that's not the same thing as trying to kneecap DeSantis, if that is, in fact, what happened.

If that is in fact what happened.

Any evidence?

Posted by: JackStraw at June 22, 2022 12:11 PM (ZLI7S)

469 re 434: I forget which channel but there was a docu about Sam Giancone (spelling?) who might have helped JFK win (Chicago) and then got pissed when JFK wouldn't call A G Bobby K off.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 22, 2022 12:11 PM (Ynyl9)

470 286 Whatever happened to the investigation around the campaign worker whose car exploded like something out of the Godfather?
Posted by: CN at June 22, 2022 11:46 AM (ONvIw)

And the investigator that died while investigating this...

Posted by: Inogame at June 22, 2022 12:11 PM (53oGX)

471 437 Cornyn has assured me that I have nothing to worry about with red flag laws. Cuz you see they only take effect if a judge says so. And as we all know, judges are all 100% down the middle with no political biases.

Phew. And here I was worried over nothing.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 22, 2022 12:07 PM (3vQN0)

Cornyn has been in the swamp way, way too long.

Posted by: Cow Demon at June 22, 2022 12:12 PM (CdZ4i)

472 Climate always changes.
Posted by: Cow Demon

Weather changes . Climate shifts.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at June 22, 2022 12:12 PM (0kKVH)

473 451 Great place to visit, though. And the women . . . .
Posted by: Elric Blade at June 22, 2022 12:07 PM (iFTx/)
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Asian women are beautiful. Amerasian/Eurasian women even moreso.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 12:09 PM (WWh8n)
________________________________

Philippines is the place for you then, bruh. Although overall, and having travelled all throughout Asian and SE Asia, my vote is for Vietnamese women.

Posted by: Elric Blade at June 22, 2022 12:12 PM (iFTx/)

474 Wow, shocking! I didn't think Schiff would be interested in underage girls. I thought it would be underage boys.
Posted by: Chuck Martel at June 22, 2022 12:09 PM (fs1hN)

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Epstein also had lots of money.

Posted by: 496 at June 22, 2022 12:12 PM (VJsqe)

475 467 So if DeSantis finds it beneficial to ever endorse squishes, that's disqualifying, right guys?
Posted by: Someguy's at June 22, 2022 12:08 PM (q0gRb)

It's definitely a consideration. Especially squishes like Oz where I'm trying to determine how that is supposed to be beneficial?
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 22, 2022 12:11 PM (76TDd)

The initially endorsed guy dropped out and the other guy is McConnell's guy. Seems straightforward to me, you hope the other guy sticks by you instead of Mitch.

Posted by: Someguy's at June 22, 2022 12:12 PM (q0gRb)

476 If that is in fact what happened.

Any evidence?


None, whatsoever. Note the prolific use of the word "if".

Posted by: Archimedes at June 22, 2022 12:12 PM (/NCI4)

477 Endorsements are like polls. Best ignored, except when they're in your favor, of course.

Posted by: Ziba at June 22, 2022 12:13 PM (4h9M3)

478 292 Alabama, much redder than either Georgia or Florida, also had a D senator for a few years recently.
Posted by: Someguy's at June 22, 2022 11:46 AM (q0gRb)

Well, that's because the 'wrong' guy won the primary so Mitch and his crew worked for the Dems to win...

Posted by: Inogame at June 22, 2022 12:13 PM (53oGX)

479 440 Trump endorsed Romney.

He also brought him in for an interview and essentially told him to lick his ass.

Who gives a shit about endorsements.

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Thanks for reminding me, Trump is also a terrible judge of character.

Posted by: The Fool at June 22, 2022 12:13 PM (1dzqn)

480 Oil is about 60% of the price of US retail gasoline . The other 40% is taxes, refinery costs, transportation costs and retail profit (the fee cents a gallon the Exxon owner makes per gallon).

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 22, 2022 12:13 PM (3vQN0)

481 NoDoz > Zardoz > Dr. Oz

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 22, 2022 12:13 PM (nJfEc)

482 Red flag laws are bad enough where some have to worry about an ex wife going nuts, now some will have to worry about crazy ex girl friends. Many years ago, I had a GF, broke up nicely, and didn't see her for awhile. She had shuffled off to Oberlin and was totally contaminated. Can you imagine what the woke ones will do with red flag laws and no apparent penalty for misuse?

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at June 22, 2022 12:13 PM (lz5hY)

483 "400k less Republican voters for the run offs than voted for Trump in the election"

I went a voted against Warnok. I dont think we should capitulate by not voting.

Posted by: fd at June 22, 2022 12:14 PM (YKsci)

484 Well, time to wander, My BP isn't liking the current stupidity, at all.

later!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 22, 2022 12:14 PM (5pTK/)

485 So isn't Oz running against a really weird Dem who had a heart attack ?

Posted by: It's me donna at June 22, 2022 12:14 PM (bs+z0)

486 Joe Mannix, thanks for the good thread.
Always interesting.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 22, 2022 12:14 PM (Ff89T)

487 The initially endorsed guy dropped out and the other guy is McConnell's guy. Seems straightforward to me, you hope the other guy sticks by you instead of Mitch.
Posted by: Someguy's at June 22, 2022 12:12 PM (q0gRb)

The other guy was Cruz's guy and embraced that endorsement.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 22, 2022 12:14 PM (76TDd)

488 I think he also promised a tranny in every school!

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 22, 2022 12:14 PM (yrol0)

489 Crist 48%
DeSantis 47%

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Custer 48%
Crazy Horse 47%

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Spring Is In the Air! at June 22, 2022 12:14 PM (FVME7)

490 thx Joe M

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 22, 2022 12:15 PM (yrol0)

491 Absolutely. I was just pointing out that these people do exist and in fairly large numbers.
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What evidence is there this is so? Even the Economist poll (usually very favorable to Democrats) recently showed only 21% of registered (not likely) voters answered this way. Once you get into specific issues, even smaller numbers express the kind of approval you describe.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at June 22, 2022 12:15 PM (b7IAq)

492 Why do they call them 'jaws of life?' Call em 'life jaws,' save a syllable and thereby incrementally reduce emergency response times.
Posted by: gp Is Moving Toward An Attempted Controlled Unwind Position at June 22, 2022 11:51 AM (qpX6U)


Excuse me? Are you the Sub-Deputy Undersecretary For Naming Emergency Equipment? Stay in your lane.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at June 22, 2022 12:15 PM (uvymP)

493 >>Red flag laws are bad enough where some have to worry about an ex wife going nuts, now some will have to worry about crazy ex girl friends. Many years ago, I had a GF, broke up nicely, and didn't see her for awhile. She had shuffled off to Oberlin and was totally contaminated. Can you imagine what the woke ones will do with red flag laws and no apparent penalty for misuse?

If Red Flag laws are such an important issue should we look to a state where they already exist and are being used, Florida?

Posted by: JackStraw at June 22, 2022 12:15 PM (ZLI7S)

494 485 yes, I think oz will win.

Posted by: Genzconservativist at June 22, 2022 12:15 PM (pmoqr)

495 489 Crist 48%
DeSantis 47%

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Custer 48%
Crazy Horse 47%
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Spring Is In the Air! at June 22, 2022 12:14 PM (FVME7)

Wheres that from!

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 22, 2022 12:15 PM (yrol0)

496 Can you imagine what the woke ones will do with red flag laws and no apparent penalty for misuse?
Posted by: bill in arkansas


THAT'S what needs work on. Penalties for misuse.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at June 22, 2022 12:15 PM (4XTQO)

497 Thanks for reminding me there are people whose comments I always skip for a reason.

Posted by: ... at June 22, 2022 12:15 PM (wFSSM)

498 464 So objectively what is Trump’s batting average with endorsements so far? Is it even .500?
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 22, 2022 12:11 PM (3vQN0)

In what sense? Something like 90%+ for wining primaries, going to be closer to 50% for the general. At the end of the day a lot will be squishes.

Posted by: Someguy's at June 22, 2022 12:15 PM (q0gRb)

499 Also, we out source evil governmental evil to other countries.

Maybe they will fly immigrants all over America. Fly Americans to happy fun cartel camps in Mexico.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at June 22, 2022 12:15 PM (h6YOU)

500 197 Essentially, the West in general faces this issue. The ruling elite have ossified into a corrupt aristocracy that is only united by its lusts for power, sex, and money.

hmm. for some reason, i read that as "assified".

Posted by: kulak anachronda at June 22, 2022 12:15 PM (oY6Yp)

501 "Battle lines"

Dems: all of the idiocies Joe Mannix highlighted

GOP: none of that!

The worse the Dems become, the worse the GOP can and will become.

Enjoy!

Posted by: rhomboid at June 22, 2022 12:15 PM (OTzUX)

502 456. Exactly

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2022 12:16 PM (ONvIw)

503 Well, that's because the 'wrong' guy won the primary so Mitch and his crew worked for the Dems to win...
Posted by: Inogame
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Also a groomer getting the GOP nomination didn't help.

I still would have voted for Roy Moore over a Dem, but I'll never buy the narrative the guy was railroaded.

He admitted dating under 18 teens as a much older man on Hannity's show. That was his nail in the coffin for me.

Posted by: Blago at June 22, 2022 12:16 PM (PwNLq)

504 And if the GOP has any gumption in the slightest, they'll readily point out all of the campaign promises that this administration is keeping

Our job is to conserve the gains he's making.

Posted by: GOPe at June 22, 2022 12:16 PM (D6lWx)

505 Trump is no going to kneecap DeSantis.

Trump wants DeSantis to win.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 22, 2022 12:16 PM (Ff89T)

506 Custer 48%
Crazy Horse 47%
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Spring Is In the Air! at June 22, 2022 12:14 PM (FVME7)

Wheres that from!
Posted by: rhennigantx


Little Big Horn?

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at June 22, 2022 12:16 PM (4XTQO)

507 It should be absurd, but I believe it. Our ruling class is awfully insulated.

Our ruling class is awfully stupid and doesn't give a s!!t about us. FIFY

Posted by: TecumsehTea at June 22, 2022 12:16 PM (BjGT6)

508

My ani, the Junta, they make them burn!

Posted by: The Man with Three Ani at June 22, 2022 12:16 PM (0pwaP)

509 Racist.
Posted by: The Fool

You forgot white privileged patriarchal Christian domestic terrorist.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at June 22, 2022 12:16 PM (0kKVH)

510 487 The initially endorsed guy dropped out and the other guy is McConnell's guy. Seems straightforward to me, you hope the other guy sticks by you instead of Mitch.
Posted by: Someguy's at June 22, 2022 12:12 PM (q0gRb)

The other guy was Cruz's guy and embraced that endorsement.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 22, 2022 12:14 PM (76TDd)

He's McConnell's candidate. Yeah Cruz ends up endorsing squishes and dubious candidates too, that's politics.

Posted by: Someguy's at June 22, 2022 12:16 PM (q0gRb)

511 Still a Turkish citizen.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter
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You might actually want to find out how many other elected officials have dual citizenship. Scotus is to blame because of a Warren Court decision in the 1960's.

Posted by: whig at June 22, 2022 12:17 PM (xA2KX)

512 THAT'S what needs work on. Penalties for misuse.

You have accepted their premise. Very good...

Posted by: GOPe at June 22, 2022 12:17 PM (D6lWx)

513 and the hits keep on coming...

https://tinyurl.com/2w9fukkh

Study concludes mRna jab reduces sperm count in men.

Posted by: kallisto at June 22, 2022 12:17 PM (DJFLF)

514 Trump is still supporting the jabs. DeSantis has played this well as his actions show Trump is a complete egomaniac.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at June 22, 2022 12:17 PM (MkYsY)

515 It is Time Trump moves on. He cN do a lot of work behind the scenes. But he wont, because first and foremost he loves the spotlight. Doing the Soros type work to advance the cause while remaining invisible is not fun.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 22, 2022 12:17 PM (3vQN0)

516 479

Look at the last 18 months. WGAF about Trump's poor judgment of character?

Posted by: Ziba at June 22, 2022 12:17 PM (4h9M3)

517 It's definitely a consideration. Especially squishes like Oz where I'm trying to determine how that is supposed to be beneficial?

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 22, 2022 12:11 PM (76TDd)

Could be as simple as forecasting that he's going to win due to name recognition and getting an endorsement in, in the slim hopes it is looked at later as a favor owed.

Posted by: ... at June 22, 2022 12:17 PM (PNAh6)

518 469 Sam Giancana. Anecdote about him coming in for a sit down with AG RFK. Bobby said "Sammy, lose the sunglasses,they make you look like a gangster". Giancana replied "Bobby, here's five bucks. Get a haircut, you look like a queer".

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at June 22, 2022 12:17 PM (lz5hY)

519 THAT'S what needs work on. Penalties for misuse.

STEINER WILL COME

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at June 22, 2022 12:18 PM (gz1VM)

520 sigh

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 22, 2022 12:18 PM (89T5c)

521 485 So isn't Oz running against a really weird Dem who had a heart attack ?


yep!

I like the idea of Oz moderating to the middle to win this. everyone just calm down. it's a smart move!

Fetterman in the Senate would be a DISASTER! not to mention TWO leftist PA Senators!!!! no no no

I like Dr Oz and I think disassociating from PDJT at this point, in this stupid state full of wine moms, it's a very smart play.

it doesn't mean he's a leftist. it means he wants to win. Oz winning is good. BECAUSE THE ALTERNATIVE IS FETTERMAN.

Posted by: BlackOrchidOfDerp at June 22, 2022 12:18 PM (w0NJk)

522 "Sub-Deputy Undersecretary For Naming Emergency Equipment"

I tried for that appointment, but they laughed at my puny bribe. So I freelance it.

Posted by: gp Is Moving Toward An Attempted Controlled Unwind Position at June 22, 2022 12:18 PM (qpX6U)

523 THAT'S what needs work on. Penalties for misuse.

You have accepted their premise. Very good...
Posted by: GOPe


Any proposed law needs that in the original framework. Even the Article V Convention.

Without it, it's a non-starter.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at June 22, 2022 12:18 PM (4XTQO)

524 468 >>We're arguing past each other. Trump can make the argument that the election was stolen, which it was, but that's not the same thing as trying to kneecap DeSantis, if that is, in fact, what happened.
If that is in fact what happened.
Any evidence?
Posted by: JackStraw at June 22, 2022 12:11 PM (ZLI7S)

Yes. The poll was carried out (bad methodology and all) and promoted by Tony Fabrizio, Trump's private pollster. Who promptly leaked it to several news outlets, presumably at Trump's urging.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 22, 2022 12:19 PM (trdmm)

525 Also a groomer getting the GOP nomination didn't help.

I still would have voted for Roy Moore over a Dem, but I'll never buy the narrative the guy was railroaded.

He admitted dating under 18 teens as a much older man on Hannity's show. That was his nail in the coffin for me.
Posted by: Blago at June 22, 2022 12:16 PM (PwNLq)



Roy Moore would have voted in the Senate exactly the way I want. That is why I voted for him, and would again.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 22, 2022 12:19 PM (yQpMk)

526 There is no scenario on earth where there is a national red wave and a Democrat wins FL governor. So if DeSantis is in trouble then there is no red wave. Or vice versa.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 22, 2022 12:19 PM (3vQN0)

527 And BTW I'm not happy with the Oz thing but that doesn't mean I can't see where it *could* potentially benefit our side/Trump. Trump's not dumb and he's not a squish. He deserves benefit of the doubt for taking slings and arrows and actually improving America for a time.

Posted by: ... at June 22, 2022 12:19 PM (PNAh6)

528 ____________
Wow, shocking! I didn't think Schiff would be interested in underage girls. I thought it would be underage boys.
Posted by: Chuck Martel at June 22, 2022 12:09 PM (fs1hN)

If there is such a thing as pervert face, Schiff has it.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at June 22, 2022 12:19 PM (eGTCV)

529 So if DeSantis finds it beneficial to ever endorse squishes, that's disqualifying, right guys?
Posted by: Someguy

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I honestly dont care if Trump endorses "squishes" (he does so on a regular basis)

I do care though if he causes us to lose elections with unelectable Republicans because he just wants a bunch of sycophants to kiss his ring.

I really believe getting the Trump endorsement has almost zero to do with anything besides who flatters him the most.

Posted by: Blago at June 22, 2022 12:19 PM (PwNLq)

530 @LionelMedia
Oh, we haven't even started this one yet. Get ready, kids.
FBI Investigation Uncovers 256 Emails Between Schiff and Epstein. americaslastlineofdefense.com


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Out: The laptop from hell.
In: The lapdance from hell

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 22, 2022 12:19 PM (nJfEc)

531 RCP has DeSantis up 9 points against Crist

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 22, 2022 12:19 PM (yrol0)

532 Sam Giancana. Anecdote about him coming in for a sit down with AG RFK. Bobby said "Sammy, lose the sunglasses,they make you look like a gangster". Giancana replied "Bobby, here's five bucks. Get a haircut, you look like a queer".

Even homicidal gangsters have their good points.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 22, 2022 12:19 PM (/NCI4)

533 >>Yes. The poll was carried out (bad methodology and all) and promoted by Tony Fabrizio, Trump's private pollster. Who promptly leaked it to several news outlets, presumably at Trump's urging.

Ok, where is the evidence?

Posted by: JackStraw at June 22, 2022 12:20 PM (ZLI7S)

534 Roy Moore Is still married to his wife of 37 years.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 22, 2022 12:20 PM (76TDd)

535 You might actually want to find out how many other elected officials have dual citizenship. Scotus is to blame because of a Warren Court decision in the 1960's. Posted by: whig at June 22, 2022 12:17 PM (xA2KX)

Karzai kept the foreign passports of all his ministers in a safe in his office.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at June 22, 2022 12:20 PM (7B5FA)

536 Posted by: Tom Servo at June 22, 2022 12:11 PM (trdmm)

Price of crude was fairly stable through the pandemic, then started rising in Jan 2022.

Even though there was no downturn in production then, and in fact production has increased every month since then in both Russia and the US.

US oil demand, concurrently has now reached pre pandemic levels, BUT NOT RECORDS. Unless other markets have increased demand significantly.... this 40% increase in crude prices looks hinky.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2022 12:20 PM (oHd/0)

537 >>> 441 I cannot square this with Trump congratulating the gal who won against his endorsed candidate and telling her he looked forward to working with her.
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It's called grace, or good manners, and biting the hand you and your people will have to work with would be painful.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 22, 2022 12:21 PM (Ff89T)

538
Roy Moore would have voted in the Senate exactly the way I want. That is why I voted for him, and would again.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)



Amen. That is the only thing that matters. All the rest of it like is he a “decent” man, is he moral is he this is he that is irrelevant. All that matters is will he vote in ways that make my life better. Period.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 22, 2022 12:21 PM (3vQN0)

539 It's CA. I'd endorse McCarthy too.. Not for speaker
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But that's not what you said. You just simped for Trump.

See, this is the problem. McCarthy is a fraud. The only way the party will ever change direction is to cut squishes like him loose altogether. An "ally" who will sell us out is worse than useless, they're crippling.

Compromise is a losers game. What happened yesterday with the gun bill should make that clear.

Posted by: The Fool at June 22, 2022 12:21 PM (1dzqn)

540 how are red flag laws constitutional

how is this not the law going after people it suspects of 'crimethink' ?

Posted by: DB at June 22, 2022 12:21 PM (geLO8)

541 >>THAT'S what needs work on. Penalties for misuse.


No. Red Flag Laws are patently Unconstitutional.

Posted by: garrett at June 22, 2022 12:21 PM (bAgz5)

542 Wow, shocking! I didn't think Schiff would be interested in underage girls. I thought it would be underage boys. Posted by: Chuck Martel at June 22, 2022 12:09 PM (fs1hN)

Embrace the power of "and."

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at June 22, 2022 12:21 PM (7B5FA)

543 400k less Republican voters for the run offs than voted for Trump in the election. The Dems had the same turnout. Shot ourself in the foot and lot of that was fromTrump and cohorts complaining that ' what's the use of voting if there'd is going to be fraud.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 22, 2022 11:55 AM (76TDd)

Trump seems to get blamed for this except it was the GOPe who immediately cut Trumps legs out from under him. In fact Mitch underestimated the people's reaction so poorly he had to walk back remarks he made because he was facing the end of the GOP. This was also coincidentally when a bunch of commentaries were written about not starting a new party because it will fail, yadda yadda...

Posted by: Inogame at June 22, 2022 12:22 PM (53oGX)

544 535 You might actually want to find out how many other elected officials have dual citizenship. Scotus is to blame because of a Warren Court decision in the 1960's. Posted by: whig at June 22, 2022 12:17 PM (xA2KX)

Karzai kept the foreign passports of all his ministers in a safe in his office.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at June 22, 2022 12:20 PM (7B5FA)

Hmmm.... did Congress ever actually rescind the Law which made it illegal to be a dual citizen? I know the court said it was Un Con... but... if the law was never rescinded, as the COURT has no jurisdiction in what is a LEGISLATIVE not Constitutional decision?

Tell them to pack sand.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2022 12:22 PM (oHd/0)

545 I really believe getting the Trump endorsement has almost zero to do with anything besides who flatters him the most.
Posted by: Blago at June 22, 2022 12:19 PM (PwNLq)

That doesn't really track with how Trump acts, but it is a narrative that some people have consistently believed. Media loves pushing it.

Posted by: Someguy's at June 22, 2022 12:22 PM (q0gRb)

546 ...California's biggest problem is that because they started a jihad against in state oil production decades ago (California could have been self sufficient) now the vast majority of California's oil supplies come from Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Columbia. So California pays what those sellers are charging.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 22, 2022 12:11 PM (trdmm)


I remember when driving through Central and SoCal there were oil pumps everywhere back in the 60's and 70's. Still a few here and there, but mostly long gone.

IIRC we have a $.35 tax on regular petrol (diesel is higher still) and that's not including the sales tax, which in my neck of the woods is around 10%. I remember somebody pointing out the tax is applied to the price post-tax, which wouldn't surprise me a bit. Newsom had said a few months ago that he'd push back the new tax increase in July, but then recently I read he's changed his mind on that. Sadly, my new digs are in a pretty swank part of CA, and gas is over $7/gal. My timing to bail on my current gig turned out to be the right move - or I'd have to increase prices as it took me all over the bay area. Nothing like spending $75 just to top off.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at June 22, 2022 12:22 PM (zB/T/)

547
Any proposed law needs that in the original framework. Even the Article V Convention.

Without it, it's a non-starter.
Posted by: rickb223

Even with a 'framework' an Article V convention has no limitations. Any pre-framework does not bear on the convention.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 22, 2022 12:22 PM (6uE0M)

548 538
Roy Moore would have voted in the Senate exactly the way I want. That is why I voted for him, and would again.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)



Amen. That is the only thing that matters. All the rest of it like is he a “decent” man, is he moral is he this is he that is irrelevant. All that matters is will he vote in ways that make my life better. Period.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 22, 2022 12:21 PM (3vQN0)
_________________________________

Dumocraps get this. Republicans do not. For shame. I truly don't give a rat's ass who the guy or girl is. My only concern is that he or she votes the way I want.

Posted by: Elric Blade at June 22, 2022 12:22 PM (iFTx/)

549 @ChadPergram - 1m

Colleague Tyler Olson rpts that Hse GOP Whip Scalise will encourage GOP mbrs to vote against bipartisan Senate gun bill.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 12:23 PM (ptqGC)

550 542 The ol' found in bed with a dead girl or live boy.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at June 22, 2022 12:23 PM (lz5hY)

551 540 how are red flag laws constitutional

how is this not the law going after people it suspects of 'crimethink' ?
Posted by: DB at June 22, 2022 12:21 PM (geLO

Next up... they will declare you a Russian Oligarch, and take you property that way!

Yes! You are a Russian Oligarch... and YOU are a Russian Oligarch.... and...

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2022 12:23 PM (oHd/0)

552 Wow, shocking! I didn't think Schiff would be interested in underage girls. I thought it would be underage boys. Posted by: Chuck Martel at June 22, 2022 12:09 PM (fs1hN)

Embrace the power of "and."
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at June 22, 2022 12:21 PM (7B5FA)


He doesn't care as long as the pronouns are correct.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at June 22, 2022 12:23 PM (zB/T/)

553 Fetterman had a stroke. Also, he was the mayor of Braddock, PA. It was a dump before he was mayor and its still a dump post after he is gone. His policies should make it a ghost town, as his Globalist masters desire.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 22, 2022 12:24 PM (sAmhv)

554 Oh Great! Now I have to toast Cornyn's email and phone lines with my utter loathing of his newest sellout on immigration. Who has time for this crap? It's like house breaking a dog that just won't stop shitting where it lives.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at June 22, 2022 12:24 PM (cCxiu)

555 But that's not what you said. You just simped for Trump.


LOL.. I simped for Trump...

Posted by: It's me donna at June 22, 2022 12:24 PM (bs+z0)

556 US oil demand, concurrently has now reached pre pandemic levels, BUT NOT RECORDS. Unless other markets have increased demand significantly.... this 40% increase in crude prices looks hinky.
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2022 12:20 PM (oHd/0)

Futures markets determine the price of crude. Most of it is speculation by the financial industry. Only a small portion of it is by people that actually take delivery of crude oil.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 22, 2022 12:24 PM (UuD2k)

557 some will have to worry about crazy ex girl friends

Makes Rule #1 even more important. I don't care if she's hot.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at June 22, 2022 12:25 PM (7B5FA)

558 530 Out: The laptop from hell.
In: The lapdance from hell


could combine them into the lapdance from dell

Posted by: kulak anachronda at June 22, 2022 12:25 PM (oY6Yp)

559 Roy Moore Is still married to his wife of 37 years.
Posted by: Anti

What difference does that make?
The Clintons have been married since 1975.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 22, 2022 12:25 PM (6uE0M)

560 When the vaccines start killing off 7 in 10 people they'll hang it around Trump's neck like a rotten pork chop. Then push him into the gator pond.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at June 22, 2022 12:25 PM (MkYsY)

561 "I remember when driving through Central and SoCal there were oil pumps everywhere back in the 60's and 70's."

Derricks all over LA in the early 20th century; still some downtown, disguised. Lotsa old movies shot on LA locations show forests of derricks.

Posted by: gp Is Moving Toward An Attempted Controlled Unwind Position at June 22, 2022 12:26 PM (qpX6U)

562 Townhall.com
@townhallcom
TOOBIN: "There is a lot of right-wing terrorism in this country."

-
Also, the Moon is trying to kill us!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Spring Is In the Air! at June 22, 2022 12:26 PM (FVME7)

563 Ok, where is the evidence?
Posted by: JackStraw at June 22, 2022 12:20 PM (ZLI7S)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Fabrizio

so read his bio, and ask yourself, why is THIS guy doing what no Democrat is doing, and trying to pump out false push polls with the sole purpose of making DeSantis look bad? It goes without saying (which you also will learn from his bio) that he never acts on his own, he always acts on the direction of his important clients.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 22, 2022 12:26 PM (trdmm)

564 No. Red Flag Laws are patently Unconstitutional.
Posted by: garrett at June 22, 2022 12:21 PM (bAgz5
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My idea is to use taxpayer money to force states to put them in and it'll take years for the SCOTUS to invalidate them, and the plaintiff will spend millions of their own money to win the case, if ever they do.

In other words, it won't matter.

Posted by: John Cornyn, Majority Leader To Be at June 22, 2022 12:26 PM (b7IAq)

565
You're just figuring this out now?

I honestly believe if say Trump got beat in the next primary, he would do everything he could to make sure the Democrat won so he could say "I told you so"
Posted by: Blago at June 22, 2022 12:03 PM (PwNLq)

He didn't endorse Nancy Mace, but already said congrats to her and to support her in the general.

Posted by: Inogame at June 22, 2022 12:26 PM (53oGX)

566 >>See, this is the problem. McCarthy is a fraud. The only way the party will ever change direction is to cut squishes like him loose altogether. An "ally" who will sell us out is worse than useless, they're crippling.


So who did you support in the primary against McCarthy?

Posted by: JackStraw at June 22, 2022 12:26 PM (ZLI7S)

567 390 Huh.
@LionelMedia
Oh, we haven't even started this one yet. Get ready, kids.
FBI Investigation Uncovers 256 Emails Between Schiff and Epstein. americaslastlineofdefense.com
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No surprise here. Epstein was connected to a lot of high-placed people for whom he was acting as pimp. May also explain why he was a dead man after agreeing to his plea deal.

Posted by: exdem13 at June 22, 2022 12:26 PM (W+kMI)

568 You might actually want to find out how many other elected officials have dual citizenship. Scotus is to blame because of a Warren Court decision in the 1960's.

Posted by: whig at June 22, 2022 12:17 PM (xA2KX

Come on Whig don't be obtuse. You know the background of his citizenship. It's not like when Cruz had dual citizenship with Canada. Oz sought out keeping his Turkish citizenship though he was born in the USA and even joined the Turkish military. He has refused to drop it unless he wins .

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 22, 2022 12:26 PM (76TDd)

569 could combine them into the lapdance from dell
Posted by: kulak anachronda at June 22, 2022 12:25 PM (oY6Yp)
++++
Hot, sturdy, reasonably easy to service and expensive.

Sounds kinky.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 12:27 PM (WWh8n)

570 210 NASA prepares to power-down Voyager spacecraft after 44 years

They're doing that to conserve what nuclear power they still have left on the spacecraft.

Go Nukes!
Posted by: Archer at June 22, 2022 11:35 AM (gmo/4)
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It doesn't work that way.
The radio-isotope, used as a power source, will keep fissioning so there is no 'conserving'. Do you know different?

Posted by: Ciampino at June 22, 2022 12:27 PM (qfLjt)

571 The People unanimously voted for Joe Biden and his agenda. And fortunately, the People are getting what we wanted. Saving the planet is all that really matters, and we MUST get used to having less. We must get used to a lower standard of living.

Posted by: Sid at June 22, 2022 12:27 PM (N90z1)

572 Unless other markets have increased demand significantly.... this 40% increase in crude prices looks hinky.
Posted by: Romeo13


The Chinese bought oil from Iran and now they buy from Russia while we don't. Hence, Iran is in trouble and we pay for supply constrained oil.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 22, 2022 12:27 PM (S4k/R)

573 Can you imagine what the woke ones will do with red flag laws and no apparent penalty for misuse?

Doesn't really matter, after the fact. Your life will already be ruined.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 22, 2022 12:27 PM (Xrfse)

574 The local news says we may get a new record high temperature today. The record was last set 101 years ago.

Posted by: fd at June 22, 2022 12:27 PM (YKsci)

575 CA has been doing the opposite of "build it and they will come" for at least 40 years.
The attitude now is "don't build it or else we might need it".

Posted by: gourmand du jour at June 22, 2022 12:28 PM (jTmQV)

576 Only a small portion of it is by people that actually take delivery of crude oil.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 22, 2022 12:24 PM (UuD2k)

I don't think this is correct. There's a huge amount of hedging done by oil companies and refineries. Maybe a lot of day to day movement is speculators, but I think most of the contracts are by the businesses.

Posted by: Someguy's at June 22, 2022 12:28 PM (q0gRb)

577 >>@townhallcom
TOOBIN: "There is a lot of right-wing terrorism in this country."


Go beat your dick online, Cuck.

Posted by: garrett at June 22, 2022 12:28 PM (bAgz5)

578 Okay, I'm calling it. Sid isn't a troll, he's a sock. Nobody, not even hardcore envirosocialists, openly calls for lower standards of living. That's a poor marketing strategy and even they know it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 12:28 PM (WWh8n)

579 I'll stop you there and say I grew up there.
Point being racist sh*theads were democrats and remain democrats to this day. Posted by: Moron Robbie
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I have lived in the South all my life and been involved in politics for about as long. I believe you are misunderstanding what I am saying. The old line Jim Crow type Democrats remained so but had lost power to the new sleek seemingly moderate Democrats in the 70's. There were a few Republican Congress critters, from suburban districts, but rural areas still voted Dem for people like Sonny Montgomery, William Natcher, and even Nathan Deal. Same in state legislatures, there were a smattering of Republicans, largely urban or from the mountains in some states (TN, AR, and VA) but senators and governors were Dems.

During the 60's the South began to vote for Republicans as president but Dems down ballot. In part, there were few Republicans to vote for in those races. In the 70's and 80's, more Republicans were elected but the 90's and 00's ended the South as a Dem stronghold. GA was the last of the Southern states to elect a Republican post reconstruction as governor and that was in 2002.

Posted by: whig at June 22, 2022 12:28 PM (xA2KX)

580 Wow, shocking! I didn't think Schiff would be interested in underage girls. I thought it would be underage boys.
Posted by: Chuck Martel at June 22, 2022 12:09 PM (fs1hN)


It was boys. There are photos - nothing pornographic, entirely deniable...still.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at June 22, 2022 12:28 PM (uvymP)

581 Derricks all over LA in the early 20th century; still some downtown, disguised. Lotsa old movies shot on LA locations show forests of derricks.
Posted by: gp Is Moving Toward An Attempted Controlled Unwind Position at June 22, 2022 12:26 PM (qpX6U)

Search for photos of Long Beach or Hunting Beach from the 1920s. People were playing on the beaches right in front of the oil wells.

There was one old refinery in CA that got it's oil by canal. Not barges on a canal. An actual canal filled with oil.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 22, 2022 12:28 PM (UuD2k)

582 453 390 Huh.

@LionelMedia

Oh, we haven't even started this one yet. Get ready, kids.

FBI Investigation Uncovers 256 Emails Between Schiff and Epstein. americaslastlineofdefense.com
____________

Wow, shocking! I didn't think Schiff would be interested in underage girls. I thought it would be underage boys.
Posted by: Chuck Martel



I hate to be the 'nothing will happen' guy but nothing will happen. Maybe if we had a competent and reasonably honest FBI, sure, but we don't. They're Democrat Stasi.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 22, 2022 12:29 PM (sAmhv)

583 >>so read his bio, and ask yourself, why is THIS guy doing what no Democrat is doing, and trying to pump out false push polls with the sole purpose of making DeSantis look bad? It goes without saying (which you also will learn from his bio) that he never acts on his own, he always acts on the direction of his important clients.


That's what I'm asking, where is the evidence he did what you said cause its not on his Wikipedia page.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 22, 2022 12:29 PM (ZLI7S)

584 Roy Moore Is still married to his wife of 37 years.
Posted by: Anti

What difference does that make?
The Clintons have been married since 1975.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 22, 2022 12:25 PM (6uE0M)

With no evidence of any infidelity. You really don't see the difference?

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 22, 2022 12:29 PM (76TDd)

585 Seen on Insty: the Anglican archbishops of Nigeria, Rwanda, and Uganda sent a very polite letter to leadership in the UK telling them to go fuck themselves with this gay shit, and that they should try reading the Bible sometime. Beautiful.

Posted by: Ian S. at June 22, 2022 12:29 PM (ZGrMX)

586 NASA prepares to power-down Voyager spacecraft after 44 years

They're doing that to conserve what nuclear power they still have left on the spacecraft.

Go Nukes!
Posted by: Archer at June 22, 2022 11:35 AM (gmo/4)
----
It doesn't work that way.
The radio-isotope, used as a power source, will keep fissioning so there is no 'conserving'. Do you know different?
Posted by: Ciampino at June 22, 2022 12:27 PM (qfLjt)
***
Well, given where it is, it's not like it has anything to report.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 22, 2022 12:29 PM (anj39)

587 Sid! The prophet for Progress!!!

Posted by: Rex B at June 22, 2022 12:30 PM (csvZG)

588 RCP has DeSantis up 9 points against Crist
Posted by: rhennigantx

How many times does Crist need to lose an election before Dems cut bait with him?

I remember Crist was on the short list for McCain's VP slot. Figures.

Posted by: Blago at June 22, 2022 12:30 PM (PwNLq)

589 Dumocraps get this. Republicans do not. For shame. I truly don't give a rat's ass who the guy or girl is. My only concern is that he or she votes the way I want.

Posted by: Elric Blade at June 22, 2022 12:22 PM (iFTx/)

The problem is pieces of shit are far more likely to vote leftist and upstanding people are more likely to vote with us.

Posted by: ... at June 22, 2022 12:30 PM (6qTc2)

590 I do care though if he causes us to lose elections with unelectable Republicans because he just wants a bunch of sycophants to kiss his ring.

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It also demonstrates how badly out of touch he is. His endorsements of idiots like Oz or McCarthy might have little impact on those races in particular. But they do call Trump's judgement into question. The man is just a terrible judge of character. The last thing we need is a second Trump term full of more bonehead hires and treacherous swamp creatures. By endorsing traitors and frauds, Trump makes it clear he'll make the same sorts of mistakes all over again.

Posted by: The Fool at June 22, 2022 12:30 PM (1dzqn)

591 I don't think this is correct. There's a huge amount of hedging done by oil companies and refineries. Maybe a lot of day to day movement is speculators, but I think most of the contracts are by the businesses.
Posted by: Someguy's at June 22, 2022 12:28 PM (q0gRb)

Less than 5% of the WTI futures market is delivered.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 22, 2022 12:31 PM (UuD2k)

592 Gillum going to pound you in the ass prison isn't a downer
Posted by: NCKate
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It's almost too bad that he wasn't elected. It would have been interesting, perhaps.

A while back, I looked into the number of mayors who have been jailed, including, of course, our own Patrick Cannon. The best figure I could come up with (since 1985) was 42. I expect that has notched up a bit. At any rate, 39 of the 42 were Democrats.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 22, 2022 12:31 PM (xsETX)

593 Another Twitter account banned. First one was banned for, a kid you not, calling Jack a coward a few years ago when he bended knee to the mob over Chik Fil A. I broke no rules but Twitter does what it wants. Today I was banned for replying to a news story about a kid being "trans", saying it's part mental illness. Again, how does that break the rules. I hope Musk reinstates all banned accounts when he takes over. Little people like me have no recourse to get our accounts reinstated.

Posted by: BillBixby at June 22, 2022 12:31 PM (nPGg6)

594 NOOD

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 22, 2022 12:31 PM (ptqGC)

595 Well, given where it is, it's not like it has anything to report.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 22, 2022 12:29 PM (anj39)
++++
Yes ... Nothing. Nothing at all. Power it down.

Posted by: Gray aliens observing Earth from the other half of the solar system at June 22, 2022 12:31 PM (WWh8n)

596 Any tax that can go on holiday is a non-essential tax and should be repealed permanently.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at June 22, 2022 12:31 PM (Zf0+a)

597 I hate to be the 'nothing will happen' guy but nothing will happen. Maybe if we had a competent and reasonably honest FBI, sure, but we don't. They're Democrat Stasi.
Posted by: Puddleglum at June 22, 2022 12:29 PM (sAmhv)

Inb4 The emails were stolen!

Posted by: Someguy's at June 22, 2022 12:31 PM (q0gRb)

598 During the 60's the South began to vote for Republicans as president but Dems down ballot. In part, there were few Republicans to vote for in those races. In the 70's and 80's, more Republicans were elected but the 90's and 00's ended the South as a Dem stronghold. GA was the last of the Southern states to elect a Republican post reconstruction as governor and that was in 2002.
Posted by: whig at June 22, 2022 12:28 PM (xA2KX)

I understand your point and agree. In practical terms, there's very little difference in the political beliefs of John Cornyn and Lloyd Bentsen. The people who were comfortable with Bensten as Senator for Life are comfortable with Cornyn for the same reasons.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 22, 2022 12:31 PM (trdmm)

599 Sure to be willowed:

From Maggies Farm today:

Hiker dies on Mt Washington from exposure.

Fellow was white adjacent...but still stupid.

Posted by: Harry Nillson at June 22, 2022 12:32 PM (BgMrQ)

600 578 Okay, I'm calling it. Sid isn't a troll, he's a sock. Nobody, not even hardcore envirosocialists, openly calls for lower standards of living. That's a poor marketing strategy and even they know it.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)



Embrace Serfdom, for the Greater Good!

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 22, 2022 12:32 PM (sAmhv)

601 Oil companies can only hedge their physical barrels otherwise it's speculation. Hedge funds speculate and their books are multiple times their physical coverage.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at June 22, 2022 12:32 PM (oWBc3)

602 /off nillson schmillson sock

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at June 22, 2022 12:32 PM (BgMrQ)

603 By endorsing traitors and frauds, Trump makes it clear he'll make the same sorts of mistakes all over again.
Posted by: The Fool
____

That's my biggest problem, Trump has learned nothing.

I think Trump would lose in 2024, but let's say he does win in a squeaker. What changes? It would just be a repeat of Trump stepping on rakes over and over again.

He surrounds himself with idiots.

Posted by: Blago at June 22, 2022 12:32 PM (PwNLq)

604 Roy Moore Is still married to his wife of 37 years.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 22, 2022 12:20 PM (76TDd)

Oh not that guy! He signed some teenager's yearbook.

He's a pervert.

(faints)

Posted by: Hayseed Alabama Voter at June 22, 2022 12:33 PM (pbYrN)

605 I fucking hated Bentsen, good analogy to Cornyn.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at June 22, 2022 12:33 PM (oWBc3)

606 591 I don't think this is correct. There's a huge amount of hedging done by oil companies and refineries. Maybe a lot of day to day movement is speculators, but I think most of the contracts are by the businesses.
Posted by: Someguy's at June 22, 2022 12:28 PM (q0gRb)

Less than 5% of the WTI futures market is delivered.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 22, 2022 12:31 PM (UuD2k)

In a technical sense since WTI is only one storage facility in Cushing. But the contracts are used to hedge physical delivery of similar grades.

Posted by: Someguy's at June 22, 2022 12:33 PM (q0gRb)

607 Also a groomer getting the GOP nomination didn't help.

I still would have voted for Roy Moore over a Dem, but I'll never buy the narrative the guy was railroaded.

He admitted dating under 18 teens as a much older man on Hannity's show. That was his nail in the coffin for me.
Posted by: Blago at June 22, 2022 12:16 PM (PwNLq)

Yeah, groomer who happened to be married to the same woman for decades. With never a whisper of impropriety until he won the wrong election.
How many times does this have to happen to clue everyone in that its rigged up?

Posted by: Inogame at June 22, 2022 12:33 PM (53oGX)

608 "NASA prepares to power-down Voyager spacecraft after 44 years"

How is it that hackers never seem to try to fuck with satellites? You'd think a 44 year old probe would be easy to hack. I sincerely hope they never do, but it seems like the kind of challenge they would find irresistible.

Posted by: gp Is Moving Toward An Attempted Controlled Unwind Position at June 22, 2022 12:34 PM (qpX6U)

609 >>He surrounds himself with idiots.

Kind of amazing how much he accomplished surrounded by idiots.

Image what it might be like during a 4 year term where he isn't under constant assault with fake hoaxes and his own party refusing to pass the legislation he wants.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 22, 2022 12:34 PM (ZLI7S)

610 So who did you support in the primary against McCarthy?

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Wrong question. I'd honestly support a dead cat in that race. The GOP leadership has to go, they have failed.

But the real question is, why the hell doesn't Trump get that? They betrayed him.

Posted by: The Fool at June 22, 2022 12:34 PM (1dzqn)

611 After 20,000 more years of travel, Voyager will pass by Proxima Centari, the star nearest to earth.

Posted by: John Cornyn, Majority Leader To Be at June 22, 2022 12:35 PM (b7IAq)

612 Kind of amazing how much he accomplished surrounded by idiots.

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To pull a Homer: To succeed by chance or accident.

Posted by: The Fool at June 22, 2022 12:35 PM (1dzqn)

613 We must get used to a lower standard of living.
Posted by: Sid

Good idea Sid, to start would you please get off the internet?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 22, 2022 12:35 PM (6uE0M)

614 Come on Whig don't be obtuse. You know the background of his citizenship. It's not like when Cruz had dual citizenship with Canada. Oz sought out keeping his Turkish citizenship though he was born in the USA and even joined the Turkish military. He has refused to drop it unless he wins .

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter
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Objectively, your qualifications would touch other current elected officials and Turkey was not what it is today under Erdogan. Personally, I do not care whether he wins or loses and McCormick, the other potential candidate would vote probably about the same.

Essentially, the only GOP senator whose opinion matters in the Senate is boss bitch McConnell. Once you realize that he sells off his caucus's vote and controls roughly a quarter of all GOP senators via his different handouts of patronage. Then all becomes clear. He hates you, me, and any other impediment to crossing the aisles for grift. The Hill had an interesting article on the Gun Bill and who supported McConnell's cave. Every one of them had McConnell ties. The other 3/4 of the GOP Senate says nothing or covertly supports McConnell's uniparty grift operation.

Posted by: whig at June 22, 2022 12:36 PM (xA2KX)

615 proof of Fabrizio's involvement is seen in this rather long NBC article from June 1:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/rcna31186

"But a survey of 1,200 registered Florida voters conducted in mid-May by Trump pollster Tony Fabrizio and obtained by NBC News showed DeSantis earning 47 percent of the vote and his top Democratic rival, former Gov. Charlie Crist, earning 48 percent — essentially a tie when the poll’s margin of error of +/- 2.9 percent is factored in."

It appears to be a privately conducted poll, so how did NBC news get it unless it was intentionally sent to them? By Fabrizio himself? It's either him or his client, which was presumably Trump himself.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 22, 2022 12:37 PM (trdmm)

616 Did Trump endorse McCarthy as a candidate for the House or did he endorse McCarthy as a candidate for Speaker of the House?

The election is not for Speaker it is for a seat in the House.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 22, 2022 12:37 PM (Ff89T)

617 Seen on Insty: the Anglican archbishops of Nigeria, Rwanda, and Uganda sent a very polite letter to leadership in the UK telling them to go f*** themselves with this gay s***, and that they should try reading the Bible sometime. Beautiful.

They really pulled no punches. Basically told the head bishop to get bent. Given that Africa is the ONLY source of growth in the Episcopal Church, the HB might want to tread lightly.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 22, 2022 12:37 PM (/NCI4)

618 In other words, it won't matter.
Posted by: John Cornyn,

You want law abiding gun owners to cower in fear. What you will get is multiple Ruby Ridges with full internet coverage.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at June 22, 2022 12:37 PM (0kKVH)

619 256 247 239 >>Crist 48%
DeSantis 47%

I find that a tad hard to believe.
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They must be polling the voters in Haiti, Jamaica and Georgia.
Posted by: puddinhead at June 22, 2022 11:40 AM (ifUkZ)

Georgia has typically been redder than Florida. Enough so that Florida is traditionally a swing state and Georgia isn't.

Posted by: Someguy's at June 22, 2022 11:42 AM (q0gRb)
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Maybe it's the European Georgia?

Posted by: Ciampino at June 22, 2022 12:38 PM (qfLjt)

620 Yeah, groomer who happened to be married to the same woman for decades. With never a whisper of impropriety until he won the wrong election.
How many times does this have to happen to clue everyone in that its rigged up?
Posted by: Inogame
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Do you really think someone being married a long time means anything?

Just a quick search on that interview, its full of cringe. I know things were different back then, but I have zero doubt the guy was a predator. But whatever, it cost him the election.


https://tinyurl.com/mr2mfbzr

Posted by: Blago at June 22, 2022 12:39 PM (PwNLq)

621 >>Wrong question. I'd honestly support a dead cat in that race. The GOP leadership has to go, they have failed.

No, absolutely the right question. Politics is often a binary choice. You don't get to pick some mythical character in every race, you get to choose from who is running.

And Trump didn't endorse him for Speaker. He endorsed him in his race in CA against 2 guys who got a combined 6,000 votes. It's up to the House members to choose the Speaker.

Trump tries to get more conservative members but sometimes your best play is to try and co-opt someone how is going to win no matter what you do. That's all he did.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 22, 2022 12:39 PM (ZLI7S)

622 611 After 20,000 more years of travel, Voyager will pass by Proxima Centari, the star nearest to earth.

Posted by: John Cornyn, Majority Leader To Be at June 22, 2022 12:35 PM (b7IAq)
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Proxima Centauri

Posted by: Ciampino at June 22, 2022 12:42 PM (qfLjt)

623 With all the Posivity, I need Mannix babe pics to accompany my justified day drinking.

Posted by: Miklos, coping and self-medicating at June 22, 2022 12:42 PM (85b0r)

624 608 How is it that hackers never seem to try to fuck with satellites?

satellites don't often hold databases of personal information that can be sold on the darknet.

Posted by: kulak anachronda at June 22, 2022 12:42 PM (oY6Yp)

625
Posted by: Blago at June 22, 2022 12:39 PM (PwNLq)

I don't need to rewatch it, I also don't buy it. I'll buy that Moore was not prepared for what was coming, but the groomer stuff is completely made up. There was never any evidence of him doing anything untoward. They had to fabricate what little there was.

Posted by: Inogame at June 22, 2022 12:42 PM (53oGX)

626 I said-a hip, hop, the hippie, the hippie
To the hip hip hop-a you don't stop the rock
It to the bang-bang boogie, say up jump the boogie
To the rhythm of the boogie, the beat

Posted by: Funk Master C de Monet at June 22, 2022 11:05 AM (4I/2K)


I just now saw this, what a blast from the past!

Posted by: kallisto at June 22, 2022 12:43 PM (DJFLF)

627 The problem is pieces of shit are far more likely to vote leftist and upstanding people are more likely to vote with us.

Posted by: ...
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History has many personally corrupt and terrible people that nevertheless were smart and made good decisions governing. Master rascal Tallyrand comes to mind. Unfortunately, humans are complex and the particular skill set of politicians resembles that of prostitutes and actors more than anything.

As Milton Friedman said (from memory) that a good political system incentivizes even bad people to act in a good way as far as the public is concerned.

Posted by: whig at June 22, 2022 12:44 PM (xA2KX)

628 Maybe it's the European Georgia?
Posted by: Ciampino

Georgia, Georgia

Moonlight drop boxes in the pines

Posted by: Miklos "Hoagie" Carmichael at June 22, 2022 12:44 PM (85b0r)

629 /sock

Posted by: Oddbob at June 22, 2022 12:47 PM (nfrXX)

630 I don't need to rewatch it, I also don't buy it. I'll buy that Moore was not prepared for what was coming, but the groomer stuff is completely made up. There was never any evidence of him doing anything untoward. They had to fabricate what little there was.

Posted by: Inogame
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This was an example of how Mitch rolls. He purposefully shivved Moore in the back just as he did for Chris McDaniel in Mississippi. He has a pattern of disloyalty to his own party and its voters.

Mitch and the local GOPe purposefully will encourage Dem votes in the GOP primary, spread dirt (see the Greitens hit from Karl Rove and co), and other such crap. Even McCain got a taste of it coming against the anointed GOP nominee GWB in South Carolina in the presidential primary with anonymous fliers about his adopted black child.

Posted by: whig at June 22, 2022 12:48 PM (xA2KX)

631 I don't remember Roy Moore being accused of dating pre-18-yr-olds. He was ~29 and the chick was 19. Full adult, and 10-year difference, which is darn near a perfect delta in many ways (50 year old dude with still hot 40 year old wife). Yeah, the case against Moore was bullshit, IMHO.

Posted by: FriscoYoda at June 22, 2022 12:51 PM (S7une)

632 It'll raise some revenue, though, so that's the important thing.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2022 11:25 AM (WWh8n)

Gotta keep the tobacco settlement money pipeline full. For the children lawyers, NGOs, and politicians.

Posted by: Fox2! at June 22, 2022 01:10 PM (0Ua/E)

633 “It is no longer appropriate to see China and Russia as distinct strategic challenges. The two countries are part of a coalescing
autocratic axis at the heart of Eurasia” -- Hal Brands

Is the new China/Russia partnership a "Gathering Storm" similar to Germany and Italy in the 1930s that Churchill called out and was ignored? Or is it something different? It feels like the sands of power are shifting, and Joey Soft Serve doesn't see it.

Posted by: jeff at June 22, 2022 01:37 PM (Rviza)

634 "The Biden administration signaled Tuesday that it will develop a proposed rule to establish a maximum nicotine level in cigarettes and other tobacco products that will essentially lower the amount of nicotine in products available in the US."

Tobacco seeds are cheap (and tiny lil suckers too). Order a turkish, a virginia and a kentucky. Keep them away from each so they don't cross pollinate. There is a tobacco leaf shredder at the same site.

Even if you don't smoke this makes a great barter item.

Way things are going I'd be looking into starting beekeeping, chickens, goats, garden and orchard for those who haven't done so already.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at June 22, 2022 01:39 PM (cCxiu)

635 oops- where to buy tobacco seeds

https://tinyurl.com/2zs3v5dd

Posted by: The Walking Dude at June 22, 2022 01:40 PM (cCxiu)

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