The Government, Media, Corporations and Institutions Constantly Lying to the Public Continue to Wonder Why The Public No Longer Trusts Them

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The non-recession -- which the cow-eyed imbecile says is just a "transition" from an economy fueled by fossil energy to a Mad Max style apocalypse not fueled by fossil energy (and can't wait to cut those campaign commercials!) -- hit another 40 year record for inflation, and the inflation continues accelerating, despite the large increases in interest rates.

Furthermore, consumer spending continues weakening, a warning that the recession, which is already here, may be on the way.

An inflation gauge that is closely tracked by the Federal Reserve jumped 6.8% in June from a year ago, the biggest increase in four decades, and leaving Americans with no relief from surging costs.

Friday's government figures underscored the persistence of the inflation that is eroding Americans' purchasing power, dimming their confidence in the economy and threatening Democrats in Congress in the run-up to the November midterm elections.

On a month-to-month basis, prices rose 1% from May to June, faster than the 0.6% rise from April to May and the biggest such jump since 2005.

A separate government report Friday reinforced the fact that the economy remains gripped by inflation pressures. A measure of employees' wages, excluding government workers, jumped 1.6% in the April-June quarter, matching a record high reached last fall. Higher wages can fuel inflation if companies pass their higher labor costs on to their customers, as they typically do.

The government also reported Friday that consumer spending managed to just outpace inflation last month, rising 0.1% from May to June after adjusting for price changes. Consumer spending, the main driver of the economy, has weakened in the face of high inflation. But for now, it's still helping fuel inflation, with demand still strong for services, ranging from airline tickets and hotel rooms to restaurant meals and autos.

Many retail and consumer goods chains, though, say inflation is squeezing shoppers and limiting how far their money goes -- a sign that consumer spending could further weaken.

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Inflation has been rising so fast that despite the pay raises many workers have received, most consumers are falling behind the pace of cost-of-living expenses.

High inflation and interest rates are also hampering the U.S. economy, which shrank in the April-June quarter for a second straight quarter, intensifying fears that a recession is looming.

It's looming so much it is in fact already present.

Two quarters of declining growth meet an informal rule of thumb for when a recession begins...

You don't say?

...although robust hiring suggests that the economy still maintains pockets of strength and isn't yet in a downturn.

Sure, super robust hiring.

Glenn Reynolds has a wild theory about why people have this irrational distrust of government and other formerly trust institutions:

It's because they're not worthy of trust.


Why don't Americans trust the government and other institutions? Maybe it's because the government and other institutions aren't trustworthy.

There's certainly plenty of evidence for both the lack of trust and the lack of trustworthiness. And if the trend continues, it bodes poorly for America.

The news is bad on the lack of trust. A recent University of Chicago Institute of Politics poll found that a majority of Americans think that the government is "corrupt and rigged against people like me." Two-thirds of Republicans and independents felt that way, but things weren't much better among liberals, 51% of whom agreed. So this isn't the usual sour grapes from the party out of power -- it's a general sentiment.

Why do people feel that way? Well, that's a real poser, but I'm going to offer a suggestion: They feel that way because they've noticed that the government is corrupt and rigged against people like them.

Those in government live in a world of revolving doors and no consequences. Fail in protecting or serving the public? You'll likely get off scot-free and land in a cushy private-sector position after your "public service" is over. Then, next time your party is in power, you'll likely move back into another government position that will set you up for an even cushier private-sector job later.

Did you champion a policy that failed spectacularly, spread misery around the globe or got people killed? No matter! The chance that you'll face anything worse than a critical op-ed is tiny.

As Peggy Noonan says, our society is divided into the "protected" class, which makes policies, and the "unprotected" class that has to live with the policies and their consequences. Your kids may lose their jobs because of green-energy policies; the protected class' kids will find lucrative positions as green-energy consultants or private-equity partners. Inflation makes food and gas expensive? You'll feel it, but they will barely notice. War overseas? Their kids won't be the ones fighting.

And they've become shameless. Note this week's effort to redefine recession before Thursday's bad gross-domestic-product announcement. Previously, as investment expert Jeffrey Carter notes, a recession meant two consecutive quarters (six months) of economic decline. Now it means . . . something else.

What else? Whatever is convenient. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen went on TV and said that even if this quarter's numbers print negative (they did), it's not a recession because . . . well, just because. As Carter says, "She's wrong. She knows it. Plus, she told a pretty big fib for a political spin and didn't do it convincingly. "

When asked to define a recession, White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre wouldn't be specific but said we're not in one. Or even in a "pre-recession," whatever that is.

Other administration mouthpieces claimed it won't count as a recession until the National Bureau of Economic Research pronounces it one, a year or more after the fact. (And conveniently after the midterms, too.)

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Tucker Carlson titled his opening monologue "Reimaging Recession," and documented the media and the Democrats (but I repeat myself) repeatedly defining a recession as two quarters of negative growth -- until two weeks ago, when the Great Reset-shen (as Instapundit called it) began.

He also assailed Biden's competency and branded the "press conference" -- really, the messaging coordination meeting with his staff in the various "news" bureaus -- one of the most bizarre he's ever seen.


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1 First!

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at July 29, 2022 02:02 PM (b2nrj)

2 Hola

Posted by: Thanatopsis at July 29, 2022 02:02 PM (HIjlU)

3 The recession isn't starting.

The recession has been going since at least January.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at July 29, 2022 02:03 PM (LvTSG)

4 It's only a recession if it's from the Depression region of France.
Otherwise it's just sparkling economic downturn.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 29, 2022 02:03 PM (6yQ3Y)

5 ...although robust hiring suggests that the economy still maintains pockets of strength and isn't yet in a downturn.

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So...we've hit the pre-covid employment numbers (plus population growth), right?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at July 29, 2022 02:04 PM (LvTSG)

6 The economy was in the pool! It was in the pool!

Posted by: 496 at July 29, 2022 02:04 PM (VJsqe)

7 Its Fucking Recovery Summer. There are a shit ton of Green Shoots. Stay Calm!

Posted by: Puddinhead at July 29, 2022 02:05 PM (D8mow)

8 Up twinkles.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 29, 2022 02:05 PM (6yQ3Y)

9 Biden's reccession recision.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 29, 2022 02:05 PM (ynpvh)

10 None of Biden’s EOs have been rescinded.

So it isn’t a rescission.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 29, 2022 02:06 PM (mp7ix)

11 This thread reminds me I need to buy a few Mega Millons tickets today.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 29, 2022 02:06 PM (AW0uW)

12 You shut your mouf!

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 29, 2022 02:07 PM (89T5c)

13 Whenever I see "green shoots," I remember the retort some blogger used throughout 2009 at least: The Fundamentals Still Suck.

Tough part is they have been sucking since at least the 1990s.

Posted by: Catherine at July 29, 2022 02:07 PM (ZSsrh)

14 11 This thread reminds me I need to buy a few Mega Millons tickets today.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 29, 2022 02:06 PM (AW0uW)

Get it now, before it becomes worthless Weimer marks!

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 29, 2022 02:07 PM (ynpvh)

15 A recession so soon after pride Month?

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at July 29, 2022 02:07 PM (MDJ/M)

16 but, but...Jerry Rivers tells us inflation is a hoax because gas prices are down to twice what they were during the Age of Trump!

Posted by: kallisto at July 29, 2022 02:07 PM (dCxaZ)

17 We are a stupid and unserious country.

Posted by: mr tmz at July 29, 2022 02:07 PM (rJ48h)

18 The job market is also a diversion. When you dig down on the fundamentals it's clear that;
- Unemployment is back to pre COVID levels.
- A lot of the job gains are people taking second jobs
- Retired people are taking jobs because their fixed income isn't enough to live.

That's before we get to some of the local food bank numbers, which are greatly increased.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 29, 2022 02:07 PM (ZeDNp)

19 And then they edit Wiki. This is full on 1984 now.

Posted by: mikethemoose at July 29, 2022 02:08 PM (T/vhV)

20 A recession is when your neighbor loses his job.
A depression is when you lose your job.
A recovery is when Biden loses his job.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 29, 2022 02:08 PM (gbzeC)

21 A lot of restaurants and bars around here having trouble hiring and keeping staff. Some of them have resorted to closing early or openly only part-time. And they are having to pay big bucks for minimum wage jobs.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 29, 2022 02:08 PM (ZLI7S)

22 None of the EOs have been edited, either.

So it’s also not a rescension.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 29, 2022 02:08 PM (mp7ix)

23 Cernovich @Cernovich
Wikipedia changed the definition of recession to favor the Biden regime, and then locked the page.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 29, 2022 02:08 PM (yikp0)

24 Please! This is supposed to be a happy occasion. Let's not bicker and argue about the definition of recession.

Posted by: Dr. Jill Biden at July 29, 2022 02:09 PM (a3Q+t)

25 5 ...although robust hiring suggests that the economy still maintains pockets of strength and isn't yet in a downturn.

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So...we've hit the pre-covid employment numbers (plus population growth), right?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at July 29, 2022 02:04 PM (LvTSG)

Think we're still a bit shy.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at July 29, 2022 02:09 PM (b2nrj)

26 >>>Glenn Reynolds has a wild theory about why people have this irrational distrust of government and other formerly trust institutions:

>>>It's because they're not worthy of trust.

Well, that's just insane rantings of a mad man.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at July 29, 2022 02:09 PM (U3uv2)

27 So if two consecutive quarters of declining GDP isn't a recession, is three? Four? Five? Ten? What number, bitches? Because that's where we're headed. At some point, someone has to say "recession." But will they? Don't bet on it.

Posted by: Ordinary American at July 29, 2022 02:10 PM (H8QX8)

28 We need a proven economic savior but we have Kamala.

Posted by: Puddinhead at July 29, 2022 02:10 PM (D8mow)

29 Bring on the Japanese school girls with their Hello Kitties

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 29, 2022 02:10 PM (P6j3m)

30

Recession? That's where you pull out before coming.

Pro tip: The bitch can still get pregnant..

Posted by: Hunter Bidet, Crack Pilot at July 29, 2022 02:10 PM (7DYli)

31 A lot of restaurants and bars around here having trouble hiring and keeping staff. Some of them have resorted to closing early or openly only part-time. And they are having to pay big bucks for minimum wage jobs.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 29, 2022 02:08 PM (ZLI7S)

Going Galt?

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at July 29, 2022 02:10 PM (U3uv2)

32 #23 Oops. I didn't notice it was a screencap of the whole tweet and the altered Wiki page. Doh!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 29, 2022 02:11 PM (yikp0)

33 When did Baghdad Bob start working for the White House?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 29, 2022 02:11 PM (eGTCV)

34 Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 29, 2022 02:08 PM (yikp0)

We joke about not the reading the content, but you really should try to every once and a while Andy.

Posted by: lowandslow at July 29, 2022 02:11 PM (qH6FZ)

35 However, there will be a reception at the WH tonight.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 29, 2022 02:11 PM (mp7ix)

36 Wait until The Joe Manchin Economic Destruction Act passes. This gets worse.

Oh, and just to make sure West Virginians publicly take it on the squeak hole, Manchin got them a new tax on coal. Suckers.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 29, 2022 02:12 PM (ZeDNp)

37 Pride Month has been extended until September 20th, so that Pride goeth before the fall.

Posted by: AoSHQ News Bureau at July 29, 2022 02:12 PM (a3Q+t)

38 29 Bring on the Japanese school girls with their Hello Kitties
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With kilts and knee socks. Me so horney.

Posted by: Puddinhead at July 29, 2022 02:12 PM (D8mow)

39 19 And then they edit Wiki. This is full on 1984 now.

Posted by: mikethemoose
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Wiki has not been reliable for years as hackivists and unaccountable admins have captured it. These people do no productive work but simply squat on a page and prevent unfavorable to teh narrative edits or allow friendly edits.

Even a co-founder of Wikipedia claims that it has lost its way.

Posted by: whig at July 29, 2022 02:12 PM (CXr4y)

40 Wikipedia also locked the topic, to prevent the truth from being put out.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at July 29, 2022 02:12 PM (lTGtQ)

41 We joke about not the reading the content, but you really should try to every once and a while, Andy.
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At least I didn't get El Greco and Goya confused!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 29, 2022 02:12 PM (yikp0)

42 Cernovich @Cernovich
Wikipedia changed the definition of recession to favor the Biden regime, and then locked the page.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 29, 2022 02:08 PM (yikp0)

Leftists can't do shit right. Even under their new definition, we are in a recession.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at July 29, 2022 02:12 PM (U3uv2)

43 Glenn Reynolds is a pretty smart dude.

Posted by: exdem13 at July 29, 2022 02:12 PM (W+kMI)

44 It's only a recession if it's from the Depression region of France.
Otherwise it's just sparkling economic downturn.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 29, 2022 02:03 PM


We're getting Reimed.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 29, 2022 02:12 PM (RkC6l)

45 Bring on the Japanese school girls with their Hello Kitties
Posted by: AmericanKestrel
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heh

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:13 PM (ZsSGI)

46 Expect the lie. You won't be disappointed. Until they say 'You're free to go (your name here).' And they shoot you in the back as you walk away.

Posted by: Eromero at July 29, 2022 02:13 PM (gktX6)

47 I had always thought that even a simpleton would eventually recognize massive lying on a grandiose scale. Guess I was wrong.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at July 29, 2022 02:13 PM (Xrfse)

48 Why can't businesses find people to work? Is it indeed they make more off the government teat? Are the excess workers dead?

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at July 29, 2022 02:13 PM (oWBc3)

49 44 It's only a recession if it's from the Depression region of France.
Otherwise it's just sparkling economic downturn.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 29, 2022 02:03 PM

We're getting Reimed.
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Vere Dun.

Posted by: Puddinhead at July 29, 2022 02:13 PM (D8mow)

50 Effing bloody economic illiterates. I should check that page yesterday from ABC News back in 2008 stating what a recession was. It might be wiped by now.

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at July 29, 2022 02:14 PM (WsJuq)

51 36 Wait until The Joe Manchin Economic Destruction Act passes. This gets worse.

Oh, and just to make sure West Virginians publicly take it on the squeak hole, Manchin got them a new tax on coal. Suckers.
Posted by: Marcus T at July 29, 2022 02:12 PM (ZeDNp)

I believe Manchin decided he's never going to run for office again, and held out until he got a mega-million payoff, presumably waiting for him on some small Caribbean island.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 29, 2022 02:14 PM (r46W7)

52 43 Glenn Reynolds is a pretty smart dude.
Posted by: exdem13 at July 29, 2022 02:12 PM (W+kMI)

He can do a lot better than quoting Peggy Noonan.

Posted by: Ordinary American at July 29, 2022 02:14 PM (H8QX8)

53 I use Infogalactic now instead of Wikipedia.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 29, 2022 02:14 PM (mp7ix)

54 We've lied to colored folk for decades about caring for them, then bringing nothing but poverty, misery and dependency to them, and they still trust us. What gives?

Posted by: Dem and MSM strategy meeting at July 29, 2022 02:14 PM (JCZqz)

55 The White House is one big Potemkin Village.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at July 29, 2022 02:14 PM (PJRzw)

56 Finally there's a leader in the White House. From things Bill Kristol said.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 29, 2022 02:14 PM (eGTCV)

57

Hey everybody
Nothin' we can buy
Chump Hare Rama, ain't no good to try
Recession
Depression

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 29, 2022 02:14 PM (63Dwl)

58 Bring on the Japanese school girls with their Hello Kitties
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With kilts and knee socks. Me so horney.

Well...ok...I'm looking at their previously unknown ability to deal with "problems"

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 29, 2022 02:14 PM (P6j3m)

59 A lot of restaurants and bars around here having trouble hiring and keeping staff. Some of them have resorted to closing early or openly only part-time. And they are having to pay big bucks for minimum wage jobs.

Posted by: JackStraw


They are only hiring part time, so they don't have to offer medical benefits. More people are working two or more jobs now than at any time in US history.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at July 29, 2022 02:15 PM (lTGtQ)

60 19 And then they edit Wiki. This is full on 1984 now.
Posted by: mikethemoose at July 29, 2022 02:08 PM (T/vhV)

"This article is completely in ruin and an Admin must step in to correct this."

There is a full-blown war on Wikipedia about the changing definitions of 'recession'. They've locked the editing until this can get resolved.

https://is.gd/fecfoz

Posted by: Darrell Harris at July 29, 2022 02:15 PM (Ayh4D)

61 Quick. What rhymes with political sucide and nuclear weapons.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at July 29, 2022 02:16 PM (/W+oS)

62 I'd light my hair on fire but I have neither the inclination nor the energy to do so.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at July 29, 2022 02:16 PM (Xrfse)

63 What gives?
Posted by: Dem and MSM strategy meeting at July 29, 2022 02:14 PM (JCZqz)

75 years of being told that Republicans are out-of-touch, heartless, racist elitists. Narratives work.

Posted by: Ordinary American at July 29, 2022 02:16 PM (H8QX8)

64 Are any of Biden's or his security vehicles electric?

Posted by: ryukyu at July 29, 2022 02:16 PM (4n6fw)

65 Will Smith offered a public video apology for slapping Chris Rock like a nutless cuck on national TV. Its not gonna help his movie career. Will Smith turned decades of goodwill into "really? That's the real Will Smith? A cuck who slaps another man for making a joke?" He has the scent of 18th century fop about him forever now.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 29, 2022 02:17 PM (Ivdso)

66 59 A lot of restaurants and bars around here having trouble hiring and keeping staff. Some of them have resorted to closing early or openly only part-time. And they are having to pay big bucks for minimum wage jobs.

Posted by: JackStraw


They are only hiring part time, so they don't have to offer medical benefits. More people are working two or more jobs now than at any time in US history.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at July 29, 2022 02:15 PM (lTGtQ)

Thanks Obama. If we really do see interest rate normalization, insurance rates ought to come down over time though.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at July 29, 2022 02:17 PM (b2nrj)

67 >>Going Galt?

Something like that. The service industry in general is having a hard time finding people who want to go back to waiting tables and the like after the virus lockdowns. Pretty rare around here to see a business that doesn't have a help wanted sign.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 29, 2022 02:17 PM (ZLI7S)

68 How many times has Senile Joe turned abruptly and walked away from the press without comment?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 29, 2022 02:17 PM (eGTCV)

69 26 >>>Glenn Reynolds has a wild theory about why people have this irrational distrust of government and other formerly trust institutions:

>>>It's because they're not worthy of trust.

Well, that's just insane rantings of a mad man.

Posted by: Comrade flounder
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Actually there was a pretty important dialogue in APSR during the 70's over it in the aftermath of Watergate, Vietnam, Church Cmte, stagflation, etc. Using survey data, the question was whether the decline in trust in government would lead to revolution or not. At the time, a researcher Jack Citrin, found using additional survey responses for context, the lack of trust was for the people running the government but not the system itself. Thus, policy failures drove the lack of trust in government in survey responses in the 70's but not in the system itself.

We may now be looking at a failure in trust for the system itself including liberals. The divide and conquer strategy by the elites of both parties to engorge themselves at the public trough and leave everyone else by the wayside might just be excessive enough that average people have had it.

Posted by: whig at July 29, 2022 02:18 PM (CXr4y)

70
There is a full-blown war on Wikipedia about the changing definitions of 'recession'. They've locked the editing until this can get resolved.

https://is.gd/fecfoz

Words have meanings. Messing with meaning can only end badly.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 29, 2022 02:18 PM (P6j3m)

71 I'm still reeling about the BBB / Manchin news.

This economic mess is just getting started, families are trying to figure out how to tread water, and politicians cruise by in a Chinese lobbyist's enormous yacht and throw an anchor to them.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 29, 2022 02:18 PM (1uEb/)

72 Quick. What rhymes with political sucide and nuclear weapons.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at July 29, 2022 02:16 PM


Orange.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 29, 2022 02:18 PM (RkC6l)

73 Why can't businesses find people to work?

What a silly question.

Posted by: Operation Warp Speed at July 29, 2022 02:18 PM (Xrfse)

74 How many times has Senile Joe turned abruptly and walked away from the press without comment?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 29, 2022 02:17 PM (eGTCV)

He has the runs, in more ways than one !

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 29, 2022 02:19 PM (M+Lyo)

75 Sure, super robust hiring.

ZH had an article addressing this #butmuhhiring a few weeks back.

Turns out it isn't really robust job growth for new individuals in workplace participation.

Most of the hiring growth is driven by existing job holders taking second jobs.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 29, 2022 02:19 PM (c+nqc)

76 And they are having to pay big bucks for minimum wage jobs.

Posted by: JackStraw

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Yep. When a McDonalds fry cook is starting at a wage similar to a Toyota technician that has five years of experience, things aren't heading in a good direction.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 29, 2022 02:19 PM (1uEb/)

77 There are apparently quite a few things this administration can't define. Men, women, success, recession, etc.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 29, 2022 02:19 PM (BFigT)

78 This one-two punch of the coof plandemic then the usurper in chief "economic policy" is going to leave a LOT of Americans hurting.

Posted by: kallisto at July 29, 2022 02:19 PM (dCxaZ)

79 Quick. What rhymes with political sucide and nuclear weapons.

I'm no Muldoon, but, I think it's, war.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 29, 2022 02:20 PM (P6j3m)

80 How many times has Senile Joe turned abruptly and walked away from the press without comment?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 29, 2022 02:17 PM (eGTCV)

He has the runs, in more ways than one !
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 29, 2022 02:19 PM (M+Lyo)

People think it's funny, but its really wet and runny

Posted by: Joe Bitem at July 29, 2022 02:20 PM (M+Lyo)

81 reimaging is not the word -- this implies the MRI A/D conversions failed or fix.it.again.tony

reimagining

Posted by: micky at July 29, 2022 02:21 PM (3byMq)

82 CEO of a company (Raising Cane) bought 50,000 lottery tickets, Plans to share winning with employess if he comes up winner:

https://tinyurl.com/yfpdrknt

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 29, 2022 02:21 PM (fL5aK)

83 Words have meanings. Messing with meaning can only end badly.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 29, 2022 02:18 PM (P6j3m)

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."

"The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."

"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master -- that's all."

Posted by: Darrell Harris at July 29, 2022 02:21 PM (Ayh4D)

84 How many times has Senile Joe turned abruptly and walked away from the press without comment?

"It shows such strength and leadership! Spank me daddy Biden!"
--Legacy Media reporter

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 29, 2022 02:21 PM (Ivdso)

85 82 CEO of a company (Raising Cane) bought 50,000 lottery tickets, Plans to share winning with employess if he comes up winner:

https://tinyurl.com/yfpdrknt
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 29, 2022 02:21 PM (fL5aK)

If nothing else, I do like their chicken.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at July 29, 2022 02:21 PM (b2nrj)

86 One this is predictable and has been since 2008. This is going to get worse before it gets any better.

(it did get worse with Trump, not due to him, but in reaction to him)

Its a death spiral. We are in a flat spin and goose has to pull the ejection handle.

Posted by: Y'all know what happened to goose at July 29, 2022 02:22 PM (v3D+o)

87 The middle class is now becoming the working poor.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:22 PM (ZsSGI)

88 Quick. What rhymes with political sucide and nuclear weapons.
Posted by: humphreyrobot at July 29, 2022 02:16 PM (/W+oS)


Maybe silver, if you make it a trochee

(glad to see you back)

Posted by: Kindltot at July 29, 2022 02:22 PM (xhaym)

89 This economic mess is just getting started, families are trying to figure out how to tread water, and politicians cruise by in a Chinese lobbyist's enormous yacht and throw an anchor to them.

Feels like final looting stage.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 29, 2022 02:22 PM (P6j3m)

90 High inflation and interest rates are also hampering the U.S. economy, which shrank in the April-June quarter for a second straight quarter, intensifying fears that a recession is looming.


This is the very definition of resession despite what that liar Biden says.

Posted by: vic /s at July 29, 2022 02:22 PM (mZwKe)

91 "He also assailed Biden's competency and branded the "press conference" -- really, the messaging coordination meeting with his staff in the various "news" bureaus -- one of the most bizarre he's ever seen."

Which is saying something these days. Wait till next week, Tucker!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 29, 2022 02:22 PM (dNqv+)

92 But we did not just enter the recession.

By normal definition the recession starts when the contraction starts. We don't officially know it is a recession until two quarters in.

It is like a record snowstorm - it starts when the snow starts falling, but you don't know it's a record until it has accumulated.

Posted by: who am i at July 29, 2022 02:23 PM (VUwnA)

93 I'm old enough to remember when AOC was derisive of the Trump economy because she said it was all secondary jobs.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at July 29, 2022 02:23 PM (LvTSG)

94 These fools make Jimmy Carter look like an economic genius.

Or, perhaps in comparison, he IS.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 29, 2022 02:23 PM (KATBx)

95 CEO of a company (Raising Cane) bought 50,000 lottery tickets, Plans to share winning with employess if he comes up winner:
==
Would've been pissed if I was behind him in the checkout line . . .

Posted by: just sayin at July 29, 2022 02:23 PM (v3D+o)

96 >>Yep. When a McDonalds fry cook is starting at a wage similar to a Toyota technician that has five years of experience, things aren't heading in a good direction.

It's crazy. We are trying to work with a US company, a solid company, that was offering us a flat price to do a partial assembly on our product. It is not complex work at all but pretty high volume.

The price they are offering now is double what they were asking pre lockdown and they claim it is 100% because of the increased labor charges they are paying for pretty unskilled labor.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 29, 2022 02:23 PM (ZLI7S)

97 I think the dynamite just might be the rising unexplained death rate from cardiac events which most likely is due to the vaxx. Australia has just reported double digit increases in deaths from last year just like other countries where the vaxx was prevalent. A similar double digit decrease in fertility is also being seen.

If it is proven that the vaxx is actually killing people and causing massive societal fertility issues, the public's fury is likely to be hotter than hell at the politicians, the public health/docs/hospitals, and big pharma.

Posted by: whig at July 29, 2022 02:23 PM (CXr4y)

98 People who know what they're talking about will tell you, we're no longer in a position where raising interest rates will control inflation.

As they're adding fractions of a point, the actual requirement to halt inflation will require adding something like 20 something percent. Not fractions of a percent.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 29, 2022 02:23 PM (NWBBy)

99 It's only a recession if it's from the Depression region of France.
Otherwise it's just sparkling economic downturn.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 29, 2022 02:03 PM

We're getting Reimed.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 29, 2022 02:12 PM (RkC6l)


They're all a bunch of loire-ers.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 29, 2022 02:24 PM (anj39)

100 "The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master -- that's all."
Posted by: Darrell Harris at July 29, 2022

Yes. And my voice is too small to master more than myself...but I'm watching.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 29, 2022 02:24 PM (P6j3m)

101 94 These fools make Jimmy Carter look like an economic genius.

Or, perhaps in comparison, he IS.
Posted by: irongrampa at July 29, 2022 02:23 PM (KATBx)

Carter was probably not trying to do it intentionally. They ARE.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 29, 2022 02:24 PM (dNqv+)

102 The chyron should say:

Biden denies recession as US enters THIRD quarter of a recession.

Posted by: who am i at July 29, 2022 02:24 PM (VUwnA)

103 In the 1930s Unemployment reached about 25%

In those days, they didn't count government employees in general as "employed", nor the military. They sure as hell do now.

Notably, Farmers and Ranchers were not counted in official Unemployment figures either. That puts 25% in a whole new light.

I've often wondered what the true Unemployment numbers are in this country. There's about 90 Million people getting welfare in one form or another. Whether they actually have "A job" is immaterial.

Let's remove government employees, military, and anyone on welfare to get a truer picture of employment.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 29, 2022 02:25 PM (sXPKk)

104 Australia has just reported double digit increases in deaths from last year just like other countries where the vaxx was prevalent

The other side of the equation is the birth rate which plummeted last year in nations who forced the shot on people.

Probably unrelated though. Just like all those sportsball players collapsing and dying on the field, it just happens. I mean not before but you gotta expect young men in peak physical condition at their most healthy to suddenly die.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 29, 2022 02:25 PM (Ivdso)

105 Posted by: just sayin at July 29, 2022 02:23 PM (v3D+o)

LOL. Yep; But maybe he arranged to do it in off hours.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 29, 2022 02:25 PM (fL5aK)

106 If it is proven that the vaxx is actually killing people and causing massive societal fertility issues, the public's fury is likely to be hotter than hell at the politicians, the public health/docs/hospitals, and big pharma.
Posted by: whig

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

You funny boy, we kill you last!

Posted by: Chinese Supervillain at July 29, 2022 02:25 PM (7DYli)

107 Which is saying something these days. Wait till next week, Tucker!
_______________

New and Improved Tucker! Now with even more Directness and Outright Mockery!

Posted by: Chuck Martel at July 29, 2022 02:25 PM (fs1hN)

108 76 And they are having to pay big bucks for minimum wage jobs.

Posted by: JackStraw

**

Yep. When a McDonalds fry cook is starting at a wage similar to a Toyota technician that has five years of experience, things aren't heading in a good direction.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 29, 2022 02:19 PM (1uEb/)

The wage price spiral will continue until alternative means of support (ie welfare and entitlements) are reduced in real value sufficiently to drive the reservation wage down enough to increase the labor supply. Most of what is consumed in any given year is produced by the existing work force, so a long-term decline in the labor force means a lower standard of living (offset potentially by advances in technology).

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at July 29, 2022 02:25 PM (b2nrj)

109 “they had come to a time when no one dared speak his mind, when fierce, growling dogs roamed everywhere, and when you had to watch your comrades torn to pieces after confessing to shocking crimes.”

George Orwell

Well, here we are!

Posted by: Jeff Gillooly at July 29, 2022 02:25 PM (z9V4B)

110 Carter was probably not trying to do it intentionally. They ARE.


*

Yep. The middle class has to be put in its place.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 29, 2022 02:25 PM (1uEb/)

111 But we did not just enter the recession.

By normal definition the recession starts when the contraction starts. We don't officially know it is a recession until two quarters in.

It is like a record snowstorm - it starts when the snow starts falling, but you don't know it's a record until it has accumulated.
Posted by: who am i at July 29, 2022 02:23 PM (VUwnA)

Yup, I have a feeling when we're about 13 quarters into this thing, we won't be arguing anymore about whether two quarters equals a recession.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 29, 2022 02:26 PM (NWBBy)

112 Up twinkles.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 29, 2022 02:05 PM (6yQ3Y)


HEY twinkles!
You heard the lady! Get yur ass up!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 29, 2022 02:26 PM (anj39)

113 If it is proven that the vaxx is actually killing people and causing massive societal fertility issues, the public's fury is likely to be hotter than hell at the politicians, the public health/docs/hospitals, and big pharma.
Posted by: whig
___

Doctors Said the Vaccine Was Safe

“We were just following orders,” the doctors will say when the truth comes out. Where have we heard that before?

https://tinyurl.com/36yzprst

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:26 PM (ZsSGI)

114 The public's fury is likely to be hotter than hell at the politicians, the public health/docs/hospitals, and big pharm

And so it should be.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 29, 2022 02:26 PM (fL5aK)

115 CEO of a company (Raising Cane) bought 50,000 lottery tickets, Plans to share winning with employess if he comes up winner:

https://tinyurl.com/yfpdrknt
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 29, 2022 02:21 PM (fL5aK)

How much did 50k tickets cost? Probably could have divided it up for a funflation bonus

Posted by: A dude in MI at July 29, 2022 02:26 PM (/6GbT)

116
I don't see why folks are concerned about a recession -- I loved recess!

-- Joe, (Re)living Large and In Charge

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at July 29, 2022 02:26 PM (ZvxPV)

117 Gell-Mann amnesia effect is real, tho.
People don't trust the media, but they still consume their content and it still swings elections.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at July 29, 2022 02:26 PM (V6f9+)

118 Orange.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 29, 2022 02:18 PM


Ah, but what color is a green orange, Grasshopper?

Posted by: Master Pixy at July 29, 2022 02:27 PM (a3Q+t)

119 "I just want to ask all the doctors who injected their patients and promised total safety—when they knew they had no right to make such a promise—what are you going to do now? What if it gradually becomes clear that you have harmed and damaged hundreds or thousands of people, perhaps permanently?"

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:27 PM (ZsSGI)

120 Notably, Farmers and Ranchers were not counted in official Unemployment figures either. That puts 25% in a whole new light.

I've often wondered what the true Unemployment numbers are in this country. There's about 90 Million people getting welfare in one form or another. Whether they actually have "A job" is immaterial.

Let's remove government employees, military, and anyone on welfare to get a truer picture of employment.
Posted by: Common Tater at July 29, 2022 02:25 PM (sXPKk)

Employed in a productive capacity is a much more useful metric for estimating productivity. The conventional unemployment metric just looks at whether a subset of people who want a job, have a job.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at July 29, 2022 02:27 PM (b2nrj)

121 VDH might have clued Tucker in about AoS, It wouldn't surprise me if he has someone on his staff lurking.

*waves hello*

Posted by: Chuck Martel at July 29, 2022 02:28 PM (fs1hN)

122 Recession? As with everything that goes badly
for Joe and the Junta, on Recession they say, "Everyone we asked said we are not in a recession." In other words, the list of pet Leftist experts for a given topic.

They do not explicitly say "everyone we asked" but they never name or give a bean-count of any dissenters. Anyway, it's the way the Leftists play the game. Ask a question of so-called experts who you know are be all-aboard with your policies and lame excuses. Or simply tell them what to say, or tell them to sign a written propaganda paper for media consumption.

It is the Appeal to Authority logical fallacy.

Posted by: Gref at July 29, 2022 02:28 PM (AMIL/)

123 CEO of a company (Raising Cane) bought 50,000 lottery tickets, Plans to share winning with employess if he comes up winner.


Great.

Now rich people even take away the off chance of winning the lottery.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 29, 2022 02:28 PM (c+nqc)

124 The late comedian Mitch Hedberg had a joke where he said he used to do drugs. "I still do, but I used to, too." Maybe that's what Biden means. Inflation is coming. It's here, too, but it's also still coming.

Posted by: Wally at July 29, 2022 02:28 PM (FJYfm)

125 So can the employer give $9999 to each employee as a gift to avoid the gift taxes and he keeps the rest, or does the relationship as their boss ("with employees") establish it as a bonus that they have to pay taxes on?

Also I wonder if he got to write off the 50K ticket "business investment"

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 29, 2022 02:29 PM (1uEb/)

126 The worst part about the "Vaccine" is that it is the living fulfilment of what all those dumb anti-vaxxers have been saying for years. It really IS causing the problems they feared from perfectly safe and necessary vaccines. Its like finding a flat planet or a world where Family Guy is funny.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 29, 2022 02:29 PM (Ivdso)

127 "CEO of a company (Raising Cane) bought 50,000 lottery tickets, Plans to share winning with employess if he comes up winner:"
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 29, 2022 02:21 PM (fL5aK)


If I worked for that guy I would be constantly looking for a different job. What kind of CEO is that irresponsible with company money.

Posted by: lowandslow at July 29, 2022 02:29 PM (qH6FZ)

128 53 I use Infogalactic now instead of Wikipedia.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus
----------------------
Unfortunately, network effects limit its spread and the number of people willing to write/edit/update articles for it. They had to begin though with Wikipedia as a base to start with. Brilliant conception on a shoestring budget with a more efficient search engine but chief ramrod of the project, Theodore Beale is a controversial figure on the Right that manages to even piss his potential allies off now and again. His kowtowing toward Putin and Xi recently has not helped.

Posted by: whig at July 29, 2022 02:29 PM (CXr4y)

129 59
They are only hiring part time, so they don't have to offer medical benefits. More people are working two or more jobs now than at any time in US history.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at July 29, 2022 02:15 PM

That counts as two jobs created! Two jobs created, and -100% to the unemployment rate! Pretty soon, people will have to work three jobs, and unemployment will drop even more!

Posted by: Joe Biden's mouth, speaking poorly written words, processed by his addled brain at July 29, 2022 02:29 PM (JCZqz)

130 Hey, you whiners, Sarah has tried repeatedly to share the secret of economic prosperity, but all you do is mock her. Talk about no good deed going unpunished. Sheesh.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 29, 2022 02:29 PM (mp7ix)

131 Doctors Said the Vaccine Was Safe

“We were just following orders,” the doctors will say when the truth comes out. Where have we heard that before?

https://tinyurl.com/36yzprst
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:26 PM (ZsSGI)

Just take your Paxlovid, citizen. It's totally safe, and will solve all your problems. Trust us. -

-Pfizer

Posted by: BurtTC at July 29, 2022 02:29 PM (NWBBy)

132 Negative growth


Like a Retrograde Advance?

Posted by: Miklos, needing clarification at July 29, 2022 02:29 PM (WBs1t)

133 If it is proven that the vaxx is actually killing people and causing massive societal fertility issues, the public's fury is likely to be hotter than hell at the politicians, the public health/docs/hospitals, and big pharma.
==
And president trump.

Already told the wife (M.D.) she needs to turn in her retirement papers in Jan. - year she turns 55.

They are going to have to screen patients through metal detectors in about six months.

Posted by: just sayin at July 29, 2022 02:29 PM (6JLEB)

134 It is a transition in which things slow down, and sometimes stop.

Posted by: Yanet Jellin at July 29, 2022 02:29 PM (j40lz)

135 115 CEO of a company (Raising Cane) bought 50,000 lottery tickets, Plans to share winning with employess if he comes up winner:

https://tinyurl.com/yfpdrknt
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 29, 2022 02:21 PM (fL5aK)

How much did 50k tickets cost? Probably could have divided it up for a funflation bonus
Posted by: A dude in MI at July 29, 2022 02:26 PM (/6GbT)

Sounds like he bought one ticket per employee, so a few bucks per person?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at July 29, 2022 02:30 PM (b2nrj)

136 If inflation is running high than the official number they tell us (it is) wouldn't that mean the contraction is greater than reported since the GDP is adjusted for inflation?


I imagine this question would be banned on social media.

Posted by: Ripley at July 29, 2022 02:30 PM (MxEKc)

137 >>> 23 Cernovich @Cernovich
Wikipedia changed the definition of recession to favor the Biden regime, and then locked the page.
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 29, 2022 02:08 PM (yikp0)

Wait until they update the 'famine' page.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 29, 2022 02:30 PM (llON8)

138 Why does the media even show up for Biden pressers? Just hand the press the teleprompter script and walk away.

Biden flips them off and they return like dutiful minions. They are fools.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at July 29, 2022 02:30 PM (PJRzw)

139 It's only a recession if it's from the Depression region of France.
Otherwise it's just sparkling economic downturn.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 29, 2022 02:03 PM


don't worry, this won't be part of the official cannon.
It will be all written out of history and cleaned up in a sequel. My guess is that this will be called the Trump recession.

Posted by: who am i at July 29, 2022 02:30 PM (VUwnA)

140 Infogalactic?

https://youtu.be/qORYO0atB6g

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 29, 2022 02:30 PM (Ivdso)

141 I no longer trust ANY institution. Not a one. What institutions do you still trust?

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at July 29, 2022 02:30 PM (flINI)

142 "I just want to ask all the doctors who injected their patients and promised total safety—when they knew they had no right to make such a promise—what are you going to do now? What if it gradually becomes clear that you have harmed and damaged hundreds or thousands of people, perhaps permanently?"
Posted by: SMH

*

I mentioned it last week, but one of my favorite Alabama players - 2021 superstar wide receiver John Metchie - announced he has leukemia. Whoopsie!

He also was part of a group of players doing PSAs to try and convince Alabama residents to get their vaxxines.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 29, 2022 02:31 PM (1uEb/)

143 octors Said the Vaccine Was Safe

“We were just following orders,” the doctors will say when the truth comes out. Where have we heard that before?
==
The real conspirators will say, we have immunity and you were supposed to rely on your doctors advice (learned intermediary defense).

Its a fcukin op and Trump was the patsy.

Posted by: Pharma and (FDA CDC) at July 29, 2022 02:31 PM (6JLEB)

144 "Friday's government figures underscored the persistence of the inflation that is eroding Americans' purchasing power, dimming their confidence in the economy and threatening Democrats in Congress in the run-up to the November midterm elections."

It really pisses me off that in the midst of all the personal anguish and financial hardship being endured by the American people all the fucking press can do is point out that OMG it might effect the party that caused this flaming clown car of doom in the next election.
Oh Noes!!
There's a million other ways they could highlight what this level of inflation is doing and will continue to do, but Ohmagerd the midterms.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 29, 2022 02:31 PM (MFphb)

145 I no longer trust ANY institution. Not a one. What institutions do you still trust?
Posted by: Truck Monkey
___

None.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:31 PM (ZsSGI)

146 Bullshit, it's what's for dinner!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at July 29, 2022 02:31 PM (FVME7)

147 VDH might have clued Tucker in about AoS, It wouldn't surprise me if he has someone on his staff lurking.
*waves hello*
Posted by: Chuck Martel at July 29, 2022 02:28 PM (fs1hN)


High-grade veins of snark, and we lift it aggregate it from the best sources

Posted by: Kindltot at July 29, 2022 02:32 PM (xhaym)

148 If it is proven that the vaxx is actually killing people and causing massive societal fertility issues, the public's fury is likely to be hotter than hell at the politicians, the public health/docs/hospitals, and big pharma.

Just don't see that happening. The sheeple have bought into "the greater good" with regards to the jab.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at July 29, 2022 02:32 PM (Xrfse)

149 Hey, you whiners, Sarah has tried repeatedly to share the secret of economic prosperity, but all you do is mock her. Talk about no good deed going unpunished. Sheesh.

Much like the current administration, Sarah keeps redefining prosperity down. Her mockery is earned.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at July 29, 2022 02:32 PM (Bd6X8)

150 If inflation is running high than the official number they tell us (it is) wouldn't that mean the contraction is greater than reported since the GDP is adjusted for inflation?

Significantly worse yes. With 18+ % real inflation, the contraction is probably closer to 5%.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 29, 2022 02:32 PM (Ivdso)

151 How much did 50k tickets cost? Probably could have divided it up for a funflation bonus
Posted by: A dude in MI at July 29, 2022 02:26 PM (/6GbT)


PowerBall Lotto in CA is $2, so I guess it depends on employee count. But if that turned into even just half a mil, he'd probably have some happy employees. I could also see him vanishing to some remote South Pacific island if it turned out to be a $64M winner.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at July 29, 2022 02:32 PM (zB/T/)

152 I no longer trust ANY institution. Not a one. What institutions do you still trust?
Posted by: Truck Monkey

Whisky.
I trust whisky.

Posted by: Roland THTG at July 29, 2022 02:33 PM (j40lz)

153 Its a fcukin op and Trump was the patsy.

Unfortunately when it came to the shot, he's been more than a willing participant.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 29, 2022 02:33 PM (Ivdso)

154 119 "I just want to ask all the doctors who injected their patients and promised total safety—when they knew they had no right to make such a promise—what are you going to do now? What if it gradually becomes clear that you have harmed and damaged hundreds or thousands of people, perhaps permanently?"

Posted by: SMH
-------------------------
Many of those doctors may not be around much longer themselves as it appears the more shots of the vaxx, the worse it gets. Plus, we may see cancer deaths popping up in additional to cardiac deaths. THere is some suggestion in the data that the vaxx can revive past cancers into reactivation but it can take years for new cancers to pop up. That is why vaccines and medicines have such a long time line to approval is the risk of side effects.

To my mind, in 2024, we may be discussing the Vaxx as a major issue just as much as the economy. That is DJT's kryptonite right there as there is no doubt he not only funded it but also pushed it on people as a treatment post presidency.

Posted by: whig at July 29, 2022 02:33 PM (CXr4y)

155 Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:26 PM (ZsSGI

Almost everytime I hear a story now of someone having massive health issues after previously being healthy I wonder if it's the result of getting one shot or more(I know people can get diseases having not had a shot (I did) but too much of this is happening. I did a kind of exchange of vows service for two young people (It wasn't the legal kind but they wanted to do it for his grandmother who was dying) and in the premarital discussions it came up about how much they wanted to have a family, She's a pediatrician and had several shots required by the hospital she works at. I hope to God they can indeed have a family after those Covid shots.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 29, 2022 02:33 PM (fL5aK)

156 The Economy is doing great!*



*Downhill, in a hurricane

--Joe Isuzu Biden

Posted by: 29Victor at July 29, 2022 02:33 PM (BJKQV)

157
Wait until they update the 'famine' page.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 29, 2022 02:30 PM (llON

Reminder... every famine ever has always been a political problem, not a food shortage problem.

Always.

But we're going to start calling famine a result of climate change. Guaranteed.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 29, 2022 02:34 PM (NWBBy)

158 Sen Kennedy(R-LA) said McConnell got Winky Doo'd on the climate change and Obamacare funding bill.


Posted by: Maj. Healey at July 29, 2022 02:34 PM (m7R0k)

159 I no longer trust ANY institution. Not a one. What institutions do you still trust?
Posted by: Truck Monkey
___


I trust the institution of marriage.

Posted by: JLo at July 29, 2022 02:34 PM (FJYfm)

160
Significantly worse yes. With 18+ % real inflation, the contraction is probably closer to 5%.

*

18%? I'd love 18% real inflation. I'm guessing we're closer to 40%.

FWIW, I saw two six packs of Coca-Cola in the grocery store, on sale, at two for $14.98 last Sunday. That's over twice what they were this time last year.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 29, 2022 02:34 PM (1uEb/)

161 I could also see him vanishing to some remote South Pacific island if it turned out to be a $64M winner.

"I sent them all a coupon for 50% off for a McRib!"
--former CEO from his Costa Rica mansion

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 29, 2022 02:34 PM (Ivdso)

162 I no longer trust ANY institution. Not a one. What institutions do you still trust?

My own, for whatever that's worth.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at July 29, 2022 02:34 PM (Xrfse)

163 He/they lost. The 50K ticket buy at $2 per was for last drawing, not the current one.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at July 29, 2022 02:34 PM (pRzWi)

164 I still trust Santa Claus. Is that OK?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 29, 2022 02:34 PM (mp7ix)

165 Oh, and don't miss that that's a SALE price.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 29, 2022 02:34 PM (1uEb/)

166 150 "If inflation is running high than the official number they tell us (it is) wouldn't that mean the contraction is greater than reported since the GDP is adjusted for inflation?"

Significantly worse yes. With 18+ % real inflation, the contraction is probably closer to 5%.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 29, 2022 02:32 PM (Ivdso)

Well if you want the full story, you'd also want it per capita. A fair amount of real gdp growth has traditionally been population growth. Positive real gdp per capita growth has typically been closer to 1% per year. A low or near zero real gdp growth is a declining standard of living.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at July 29, 2022 02:35 PM (b2nrj)

167 Equally as worrisome...recruiting for the military.
Recruiting goes on the fiscal year. We are in the fourth quarter with things standing at about 50%. Meanwhile about 20-25% of the force are finishing their enlistments and are getting out. This trend is national suicide.
By 2024 this country will not be able to protect itself much less any allies overseas.
Dangerous times ahead.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 29, 2022 02:35 PM (anj39)

168 Tucker FTW

Posted by: wth at July 29, 2022 02:35 PM (v0R5T)

169 Negative growth

Like a Retrograde Advance?
Posted by: Miklos, needing clarification at July 29, 2022 02:29 PM


"I used to say I have 0 faith in Democratic leadership I was wrong. I now have negative faith."
-- @DavidHogg111

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 29, 2022 02:35 PM (a3Q+t)

170 Could you not take the total workforce, subtract the unemployed and express the difference as a percentage?

Posted by: irongrampa at July 29, 2022 02:35 PM (KATBx)

171 Biden could collapse on stage with blooding gushing from every orifice and the media will insist he is in great health.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 29, 2022 02:35 PM (eGTCV)

172 I no longer trust ANY institution. Not a one. What institutions do you still trust?
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at July 29, 2022 02:30 PM (flINI)

NAMBLA. They do what they say, and say what they do.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 29, 2022 02:36 PM (NWBBy)

173 I still trust Santa Claus. Is that OK?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 29, 2022


***
Maybe. Tell him you won't wear a mask or get the clot shot, and see if he reacts like a Karen or like a sensible person.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 29, 2022 02:36 PM (txdEq)

174 FWIW, I saw two six packs of Coca-Cola in the grocery store, on sale, at two for $14.98 last Sunday. That's over twice what they were this time last year.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 29, 2022 02:34 PM

I buy the 36 count eggs at Walmart. They've been $2.50/36 for the past couple of years. Last week 36 eggs were $9.20 at Walmart. This week, $10.03. For 36 eggs.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at July 29, 2022 02:36 PM (pRzWi)

175 By 2024 this country will not be able to protect itself much less any allies overseas.

First move if I were president would be to FREAKING BRING HOME ALL THE TROOPS DOING EXTRALEGAL GROUND POUNDING IN LIKE 50 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD.

For the love of God why are we sending troops all over to every craphole on earth to die in some jungle for a corrupt government like they're agents of Hydra or something??

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 29, 2022 02:36 PM (Ivdso)

176 The amusing part of all this is that the left openly talks about what they want to do.

And they want to reduce the standard of living of the American working/middle class. They make no bones about this.

But...so the argument goes...it is to stave off disaster.

So one would expect, come election time, for Dems to be calling for $10 gas and then the people can decide if they believe them or not.

However, they know that they'll be crushed because no one believes them and while people will mouth a belief about global warming or whatever they are NOT willing to see their standards of living reduced.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 29, 2022 02:36 PM (ESjRY)

177 https://tinyurl.com/36yzprst
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:26 PM (ZsSGI)


I read the article and the author has one thing wrong: It's not the drug companies that will take the hit...Doctors are already being thrown under the bus for pushing the jabs.

Also, she seems to think that the docs were pushing the jabs due to the fact that they themselves submitted. This may be true in some cases, but many of the anti-jabbers related stories of doctors confiding in them, saying they would never get the jab nor would their children.

Posted by: kallisto at July 29, 2022 02:36 PM (dCxaZ)

178 158 Winky Doo’d? Is that like wee-weed up?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 29, 2022 02:36 PM (mp7ix)

179 So, 1984 got it wrong.
Orwell never imagined there would be no need for a swarm of government censors.

Now we see the media and ordinary, devout citizens will censor the present, edit the past and enforce the party edicts for free.
And with much greater zeal than a mere employee.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at July 29, 2022 02:36 PM (Xn549)

180 Biden could collapse on stage with blooding gushing from every orifice and the media will insist he is in great health.

He could drop dead and the media would report his condition as "stable."

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at July 29, 2022 02:37 PM (Bd6X8)

181 But wouldn't be nice-aside from winning the lottery yourself-is if this CEO is on the up and up and wins and gives the money to his employees?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 29, 2022 02:37 PM (fL5aK)

182 fun-ces-ssion
When two consecutive quarters of bank runs and bread lines occur.

Posted by: wth at July 29, 2022 02:37 PM (v0R5T)

183 145 I no longer trust ANY institution. Not a one. What institutions do you still trust?
Posted by: Truck Monkey
___

None.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:31 PM

I can still trust Ace not to do that thing in my mouth again, right? He promised! After he puts up my shelves...

Posted by: Ewok hobo hooker, that Ace did that thing in her mouth once at July 29, 2022 02:37 PM (JCZqz)

184 By 2024 this country will not be able to protect itself much less any allies overseas.

By 2024 you say?

Hey watch me do donuts in this sweet Humvee you guy abandoned!

Posted by: The Taliban at July 29, 2022 02:37 PM (ESjRY)

185 By 2024 this country will not be able to protect itself much less any allies overseas.
Dangerous times ahead.
Posted by: Diogenes
___

Oh well.

Last thing this junta should have is a strong military.

Seems the good Lord agrees.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:37 PM (ZsSGI)

186 >>> 175 By 2024 this country will not be able to protect itself much less any allies overseas.

First move if I were president would be to FREAKING BRING HOME ALL THE TROOPS DOING EXTRALEGAL GROUND POUNDING IN LIKE 50 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD.

For the love of God why are we sending troops all over to every craphole on earth to die in some jungle for a corrupt government like they're agents of Hydra or something??
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 29, 2022 02:36 PM (Ivdso)

I'm sorry Christopher, I can't do that.

Posted by: Pentragram 9000 at July 29, 2022 02:38 PM (llON8)

187 "and the inflation continues accelerating, despite the large increases in interest rates."

As I've been saying, you can increase the interest rates all you want, but it won't tame this inflation. You can throw all the economics books and theories out the window. We are in a no-mans-land of economic conditions brought about by unprecedented levels of spending, fake money, years of government-enforced lockdowns, and a deliberate sabotage of a critical industry (oil and gas). There is no solution for this mess other than to ride it out.

Posted by: Elric Blade at July 29, 2022 02:38 PM (iFTx/)

188 What if it gradually becomes clear that you have harmed and damaged hundreds or thousands of people, perhaps permanently?
Posted by: SMH


I dunno.

Posted by: Agent Orange and Burn Pits at July 29, 2022 02:38 PM (a3Q+t)

189 158 Sen Kennedy(R-LA) said McConnell got Winky Doo'd on the climate change and Obamacare funding bill.
____________

Aren't you supposed to avoid being Winky Doo'd to protect from monkey-pox?

Posted by: Chuck Martel at July 29, 2022 02:38 PM (fs1hN)

190 >>178 158 Winky Doo’d? Is that like wee-weed up?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus

Not exactly. It means Turtle got fucked in the ass by Schumer's 24 inch spiked dildo.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at July 29, 2022 02:38 PM (m7R0k)

191 Just don't see that happening. The sheeple have bought into "the greater good" with regards to the jab.

Posted by: Notorious BFD
-----------------
No they have not. Very very few are actually vaccinating their babies (less than 1 percent) and they are destroying mass quantities of the vaxx now because no one wants it. For the first time, people are blasting the FDA for emergency approval of the vaxx for babies despite NO evidence that it was safe or effective. For the most part, ignore whatever media blather is in the story and focus on hard numbers--like the number of vaxx doses destroyed, the percentage boosted, the rise in abnormal deaths, drops in fertility from miscarriages and so on.

Too many people believe that everyone else is an idiot except them. Most people are slow on the uptake because politics and policies rank around cleaning the toilet as a pleasurable task. But, they sure as hell recognize the effects in their lives like miscarriages, the friends dying at 26 from heart disease, and so on. Even the media cannot hide soccer players in the prime of life or tennis players being struck down. This will continue.

Posted by: whig at July 29, 2022 02:38 PM (CXr4y)

192 Not to be a style-guide moaner but I think beady eyed rather than cow eyed would be more appropriate for Joey B.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 29, 2022 02:38 PM (wj3Rl)

193 Just don't see that happening. The sheeple have bought into "the greater good" with regards to the jab.
=
Which is why they will be SOOOO Angry when instructed that it was a mistake, made by Trump and the medical establishment (which was not gifted immunity).

Never let a crisis go to waste 101.

The medical establishment will be GUTTED and will beg to nationalized.



Posted by: its all part of the plan at July 29, 2022 02:38 PM (qCCI4)

194 NYP doesn't go more than a day or two without reporting on some athlete, quasi-celebrity, or just in general young person who has either died in their sleep or had heart-related incident they try very hard not to define.

Posted by: Ktgreat at July 29, 2022 02:39 PM (t6t6M)

195 Reminder... every famine ever has always been a political problem, not a food shortage problem.

Always.

But we're going to start calling famine a result of climate change. Guaranteed.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 29, 2022


***
Even when the crops failed in Ancient Egypt, it was a political problem? The pharaohs' responses would have been political, but the actual failure might not have been. The Nile just didn't rise enough that year to irrigate the crops, or something.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 29, 2022 02:39 PM (txdEq)

196 I got a truck load of history. Where do you want it?

Posted by: humphreyrobot at July 29, 2022 02:39 PM (/W+oS)

197 Sen Kennedy(R-LA) said McConnell got Winky Doo'd on the climate change and Obamacare funding bill.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at July 29, 2022 02:34 PM (m7R0k)

Used to be everyone said nobody pulls a fast one on McConnell. That he's the one single person in the Senate who understands better than anybody, how to strategize. Which is why they've left him in that position.

Either he's getting old and senile (like everyone else), or no, he's not been tricked.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 29, 2022 02:39 PM (NWBBy)

198 Trump and Alito face off.
The ladies smile approvingly

https://bit.ly/3OHWcQj

Posted by: Braenyard at July 29, 2022 02:39 PM (wj3Rl)

199 When Senile Joe finally gets around to dropping the N word in a speech, the media will insist it doesn't mean when everyone knows it means.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 29, 2022 02:39 PM (eGTCV)

200 BREAKING: WHO, CDC, Biden Junta, MDM-MSM , and Wikipedia refine Starvation as "a severe deficiency in caloric energy intake, below the level needed to maintain an organism's life. It is the most extreme form of malnutrition. In humans, prolonged starvation can cause permanent organ damage, eventual death, and only ever occurred in the United States between January 20th of 2017 and January 19th of 2021. Developing ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at July 29, 2022 02:39 PM (2+qAk)

201 The US is beyond bankrupt. Even if we wanted to we can no longer afford foreign engagements.

We spent that money on welfare for illegals, Obamacare, and the Solyndra.

Right now we are just pissing away our grand children's inheritance.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 29, 2022 02:39 PM (ESjRY)

202 I dunno.

Posted by: Agent Orange and Burn Pits at July 29, 2022 02:38 PM


Just adding another family member.

Posted by: Asbestos at July 29, 2022 02:39 PM (zqofG)

203 Isn't a recession defined as two or more consecutive quarters of cognitive decline. Cause I think Brandon has had that.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at July 29, 2022 02:39 PM (ZEHVO)

204 What if it gradually becomes clear that you have harmed and damaged hundreds or thousands of people, perhaps permanently?

if you're going to make a global socialist utopia omelet, you've gotta break a few billion eggs

Posted by: WEF at July 29, 2022 02:40 PM (j5Tg0)

205 When Senile Joe finally gets around to dropping the N word in a speech, the media will insist it doesn't mean when everyone knows it means.

"That just shows how hip and black he is, deep down. He may be our third black president after Clinton and Obama!"
--Legacy Media

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 29, 2022 02:40 PM (Ivdso)

206 Deny recession until the whole world is clearly in a full on depression like the 1930s.

Declare an emergency and pass some destructive "relief and stimulus" bill

Enjoy the Weimar Republic currency devaluation.

Q. Are the DC elites investing in gold and silver etc? If so you know they figure #3 is inevitable and they are just living large and trying to accumulate stuff that holds value when the currency goes hyper inflationary.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at July 29, 2022 02:40 PM (3cGpq)

207 We need Nuremberg trials for the Clot Shot. We have more then enough evidence right now to put Fauci and the heads of Pfizer/Moderna on trial.

But we are lacking national leaders willing to do so.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 29, 2022 02:40 PM (ESjRY)

208 >>> 195

***
Even when the crops failed in Ancient Egypt, it was a political problem? The pharaohs' responses would have been political, but the actual failure might not have been. The Nile just didn't rise enough that year to irrigate the crops, or something.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 29, 2022 02:39 PM (txdEq)

Those guys lived in a FCKING DESERT!

Aaaaaaahhh!

Posted by: Sam Kinison at July 29, 2022 02:40 PM (llON8)

209 136 If inflation is running high than the official number they tell us (it is) wouldn't that mean the contraction is greater than reported since the GDP is adjusted for inflation?

I imagine this question would be banned on social media.
Posted by: Ripley at July 29, 2022 02:30 PM (MxEKc)

It's a fair point, but inflation has been broken since they removed gas and food anyway.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 29, 2022 02:41 PM (dNqv+)

210 "I no longer trust ANY institution. Not a one. What institutions do you still trust?
Posted by: Truck Monkey"


I went to two separate school orientation days for my sons yesterday. Numerous left wing propaganda posters all over the place. Typical and most annoying are the ones of Obama with some idiotic, inspirational thing he said. And every teacher now has some mini-mission statement under their name at their room like Compassion or Justice or Equality. It's mind numbing just walking through and seeing it. And they wonder why so many parent are pissed at the school board?

Posted by: Ripley at July 29, 2022 02:41 PM (MxEKc)

211 195 Reminder... every famine ever has always been a political problem, not a food shortage problem.

Always.

But we're going to start calling famine a result of climate change. Guaranteed.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 29, 2022

***
Even when the crops failed in Ancient Egypt, it was a political problem? The pharaohs' responses would have been political, but the actual failure might not have been. The Nile just didn't rise enough that year to irrigate the crops, or something.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 29, 2022 02:39 PM (txdEq)

And then there was the little ice age and the ice age of late antiquity. We have records of grain prices and such for some periods, there can be long stretches of really bad climate conditions for food.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at July 29, 2022 02:41 PM (b2nrj)

212 Have to give Biden credit - having a recession and hyper inflation at the same time shouldn't be possible.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 29, 2022 02:41 PM (ESjRY)

213 You win the billion in a lottery, but of course you take the cash option and you are down to 630M, then you have taxes and you are down to 320M, subtract ongoing inflation you are down to 100M, biden and manchin new taxes get you to 50M,
tithing down to 45M, lawyers and accountants and bank fees down to 40M, various other govt theft get you to 10M, a good steak and potato dinner drops you to 9M, liz warren new tax on millionaires drops you to 900K, pay off expenses and fund college for your children drops you to 100K, pay off lawsuit for ill advised chicken dance drops you to 10K, loss of time value of money gets you down to $10. But hey that's a 5X return on your $2 ticket!

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 29, 2022 02:41 PM (8GBH4)

214 Right now we are just pissing away our grand children's inheritance.
Posted by: 18-1
___

My grandchildren have 16 acres in the Ozarks.

Best we can do.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:41 PM (ZsSGI)

215 Wikipedia was always sketchy, but they have now beclowned themselves for all time.

Posted by: Eternity Matters at July 29, 2022 02:41 PM (OAOcb)

216 I still trust Santa Claus. Is that OK?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 29, 2022 02:34 PM


Sure, just use my correct pronouns and don't deadname me.

Posted by: Ruldolflene at July 29, 2022 02:41 PM (a3Q+t)

217 Its a fcukin op and Trump was the patsy.

Unfortunately when it came to the shot, he's been more than a willing participant.
==
that's the patsy for ya.

All enthusiasm but no clue

Posted by: its all part of the plan at July 29, 2022 02:41 PM (7/yBi)

218 Posted by: BurtTC at July 29, 2022

Even when the crops failed in Ancient Egypt, it was a political problem? The pharaohs' responses would have been political, but the actual failure might not have been. The Nile just didn't rise enough that year to irrigate the crops, or something.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 29, 2022 02:39 PM (txdEq)

I'm basically talking about modern history, but yeah, probably. Crop failures have always occurred, and what tends to happen is the rich and powerful get theirs, and let the little guy starve, even if he doesn't have to.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 29, 2022 02:42 PM (NWBBy)

219 Townhall.com@townhallcom
JEAN-PIERRE:

"We have a plan to fight inflation...and Republicans are opposing that...because of 'false rage.'"

-
No, no. I can testify the rage is real!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at July 29, 2022 02:42 PM (FVME7)

220 196 You should’ve socked that as the Balkans.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 29, 2022 02:42 PM (mp7ix)

221 167 Equally as worrisome...recruiting for the military.
Recruiting goes on the fiscal year. We are in the fourth quarter with things standing at about 50%. Meanwhile about 20-25% of the force are finishing their enlistments and are getting out. This trend is national suicide.
By 2024 this country will not be able to protect itself much less any allies overseas.
Dangerous times ahead.

Posted by: Diogenes
-------------------
We will be able to protect ourselves more or less. What we will not be able to do is protect our allies via force projection. Whether you think this is a good or bad thing depends on your view of the role of the military. Since 1898, the focus of the military has been external and since 1945 on world stability. Both of those may not be true in the future.

Posted by: whig at July 29, 2022 02:42 PM (CXr4y)

222 Even when the crops failed in Ancient Egypt, it was a political problem?

Just like today it was a religious issue. Just like today they would do governmental things to address the issue, but it was a religious solution, not a political one. So say, they blame it on insufficient piety by the people that only greater sacrifice can solve.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 29, 2022 02:42 PM (Ivdso)

223 I trust the institution of marriage.
Posted by: JLo at July 29, 2022 02:34 PM (FJYfm)

***

Same

Posted by: Elizabeth Taylor at July 29, 2022 02:42 PM (flINI)

224 Am I the only person at the HQ not playing the lottery?

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:42 PM (ZsSGI)

225 Just don't see that happening. The sheeple have bought into "the greater good" with regards to the jab. Posted by: Notorious BFD at July 29, 2022 02:32 PM (Xrfse)


I thing there is a chance you are right, the people affected are so blown down by everything that they only want to find a flag to follow and a position to defend to make it all right and normal again

And then I think on Kathe Kollwitz' series on the peasant revolt. The suffering has to be kept in silence until either it affects those you are trying to protect, or it becomes so great no one can keep silent

Her Whetting the scythe is a terrible image

https://tinyurl.com/3ky2c244

Posted by: Kindltot at July 29, 2022 02:42 PM (xhaym)

226 When Senile Joe finally gets around to dropping the N word in a speech, the media will insist it doesn't mean when everyone knows it means.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 29, 2022 02:39 PM (eGTCV)

--------

It will become the new, accepted, and actively encouraged redefined term for white supremacist.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at July 29, 2022 02:42 PM (2+qAk)

227 Dick's Sporting doing very well after going NO GUNZ

Posted by: Paul at July 29, 2022 02:42 PM (A7vtb)

228 I went to two separate school orientation days for my sons yesterday.

Gods way of telling you that putting your kids in the hands of government indoctrinators for most of their waking hours 5 days a week isn't a good idea.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 29, 2022 02:43 PM (Ivdso)

229 Do mid-westerners bleed when a bull shark bites?

Oh, the shark has pretty teeth, dear
And he shows them, pearly white

When the shark bites with his teeth, dear
Scarlet billows start to spread

Posted by: Braenyard at July 29, 2022 02:43 PM (wj3Rl)

230 Everyone I know has a story about how the clot shot has harmed them or someone close to them and I live in a blue shithole.

I think you get rid of the FNM censorship you'd see the people as a whole demanding justice Romanian style.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 29, 2022 02:44 PM (ESjRY)

231 Negative growth

Like a Retrograde Advance?
Posted by: Miklos, needing clarification at July 29, 2022 02:29 PM

***

Hard charging retreat

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at July 29, 2022 02:44 PM (flINI)

232

Hate doctors? Great!

Next time you get cancer or have the big one, call a hippie!

Posted by: Peace Dove at July 29, 2022 02:44 PM (Jf5XY)

233 Am I the only person at the HQ not playing the lottery?
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:42 PM (ZsSGI)


I would have more fun taking my money out into the back yard and setting it on fire.

for one, we are under burn-ban and the fire department can be guaranteed to show up with sirens and lights. Wheee!

Posted by: Kindltot at July 29, 2022 02:44 PM (xhaym)

234 We need Nuremberg trials for the Clot Shot. We have more then enough evidence right now to put Fauci and the heads of Pfizer/Moderna on trial.

But we are lacking national leaders willing to do so.
Posted by: 18-1 at July 29, 2022 02:40 PM (ESjRY)

Rand says he intends to do just that. Didn't call it Nuremberg trials, but has essentially put Falci on notice that he's got some 'splainin' to do once they take the Senate.

Now... what happens then? Probably nothing, because Rand's just one guy.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 29, 2022 02:44 PM (NWBBy)

235 Hey I'd pay a lot of money for some good dicks!

Posted by: Barack Obama at July 29, 2022 02:44 PM (ESjRY)

236 >>> 224 Am I the only person at the HQ not playing the lottery?
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:42 PM (ZsSGI)

I think about buying a ticket from time to time but I haven't been motivated to actually *do* so.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 29, 2022 02:44 PM (llON8)

237 Those guys lived in a FCKING DESERT!
Posted by: Sam Kinison at July 29, 2022 02:40 PM


It felt good to be out of the rain.

Posted by: The Horse with no name at July 29, 2022 02:44 PM (a3Q+t)

238 Yeah, it's a tad disheartening to look at 30+ years of working and living within your means and glancing at your retirement account that you diligently pushed money towards every year instead of vacations, new cars, new boats, etc., and knowing that it's going to be worth 1/3rd or so of its current value when Biden leaves office *if we're lucky*. Not even from a market crash. Just inflation. Poof, gone. A non-legislative tax. All of that work to save, and it's gone.

I should've bought the f*cking boats.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 29, 2022 02:44 PM (1uEb/)

239 Am I the only person at the HQ not playing the lottery?

I bought a lottery ticket once, as a young man, in a moment of weakness. Its a stupid waste of money, but I guess so is buying a set of metal polyhedral dice because I think they look so cool.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 29, 2022 02:44 PM (Ivdso)

240 Q. Are the DC elites investing in gold and silver etc? If so you know they figure #3 is inevitable and they are just living large and trying to accumulate stuff that holds value when the currency goes hyper inflationary.

Posted by: PaleRider
-------------------
Foodstuffs, medicine, armaments, clothes, some means of heat, and clean water may just be a lot more important than silver or gold if the economy stops functioning.

Posted by: whig at July 29, 2022 02:44 PM (CXr4y)

241 I trust the institution of marriage.
Posted by: JLo at July 29, 2022 02:34 PM (FJYfm)

***

Same
Posted by: Elizabeth Taylor

Dahlink!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at July 29, 2022 02:44 PM (WBs1t)

242 Am I the only person at the HQ not playing the lottery?

Posted by: SMH



Never even once in my life.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at July 29, 2022 02:45 PM (lTGtQ)

243 I trust the institution of marriage.
Posted by: JLo at July 29, 2022 02:34 PM (FJYfm)

***

Same
Posted by: Elizabeth Taylor at July 29, 2022

*hits Crack pipe*

Posted by: Hunter Biden at July 29, 2022 02:45 PM (89T5c)

244 Quick. What rhymes with political sucide and nuclear weapons.
Posted by: humphreyrobot at July 29, 2022 02:16 PM (/W+oS)
.........

Biden

Posted by: wth at July 29, 2022 02:45 PM (v0R5T)

245 I don't hate doctors.

Just don't trust 'em.

And if I get cancer, I die.

Big deal.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:45 PM (ZsSGI)

246 Custer simply experienced a negative victory at Little Big Horn.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 29, 2022 02:45 PM (eGTCV)

247

Wreakers and Hoarders eat all food! Must weld up in house!

Posted by: Chinese Supervillain at July 29, 2022 02:45 PM (7DYli)

248 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - RIP Dave in Texas at July 29, 2022 02:46 PM (Zz0t1)

249 I don't do the lottery, ever. It's immoral and it's stupid; I will not support it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 29, 2022 02:46 PM (X8UMK)

250
Next time you get cancer or have the big one, call a hippie!


A woman in my circle of friends got cancer - not long after she got the clot shot.

The went in to remove the cancer and almost killed her because they f'd up the surgery.

She recently finished recovering and found out...she still has cancer.

Modern American medicine is not what people think it is.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 29, 2022 02:46 PM (ESjRY)

251 Collision of memes -

Winky doo'd in the fartclam

Posted by: Chuck Martel at July 29, 2022 02:46 PM (fs1hN)

252 Am I the only person at the HQ not playing the lottery?
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:42 PM (ZsSGI)

No, if I'm going to throw away my money, it'll be on hookers and blow.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 29, 2022 02:46 PM (NWBBy)

253 while people will mouth a belief about global warming or whatever they are NOT willing to see their standards of living reduced

I would respectfully disagree. There are at least two generations before us who have bought into this horseshit, without reservation. Those minions will continue to rabidly advocate for an irreversible return to nevermore. The long march continues apace.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at July 29, 2022 02:46 PM (Xrfse)

254 Am I the only person at the HQ not playing the lottery?
Posted by: SMH

*

No, I'm not, either.

Although I'd love to be like the dad who was determined to teach his sons a lesson and bought the $1 ticket to show them what a waste of money it is compared to 40 years of compounded interest, and he won two million dollars.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 29, 2022 02:46 PM (1uEb/)

255 Is there an archived copy of the wiki article before the edit war?

Posted by: McLurkerson at July 29, 2022 02:46 PM (wNDOJ)

256 190 >>178 158 Winky Doo’d? Is that like wee-weed up?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus

Not exactly. It means Turtle got fucked in the ass by Schumer's 24 inch spiked dildo.

Posted by: Maj. Healey
------------------
Thing is Turtle enjoyed it and wants a repeat soon. The shame is part of the kink for GOPe senators.

Posted by: whig at July 29, 2022 02:46 PM (CXr4y)

257 242 Am I the only person at the HQ not playing the lottery?

Posted by: SMH

Never even once in my life.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at July 29, 2022 02:45 PM (lTGtQ)

Never bought any myself.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at July 29, 2022 02:46 PM (b2nrj)

258 My brother used to say that the lottery was a tax on people who are bad at math.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 29, 2022 02:47 PM (mp7ix)

259 It's hysterical how Joe Biden looks more and more like Jeff Dunham's Walter puppet.

Posted by: Sponge - RIP Dave in Texas at July 29, 2022 02:47 PM (Zz0t1)

260 I trust the institution of marriage.
Posted by: JLo at July 29, 2022 02:34 PM (FJYfm)
........

You better after marrying Fat Batman.

Posted by: wth at July 29, 2022 02:47 PM (v0R5T)

261 Am I the only person at the HQ not playing the lottery?
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:42 PM


Lotteries are a voluntary tax on ilnumeracy.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 29, 2022 02:47 PM (a3Q+t)

262 I don't do the lottery, ever. It's immoral and it's stupid; I will not support it.
Posted by: Tom Servo
___

Amen.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:47 PM (ZsSGI)

263 220 196 You should’ve socked that as the Balkans.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 29, 2022 02:42 PM

You'll be lucky to end up as successful and stable as we are. We have multiple wars and genocides, and successive regional conquests, to blame for our problems, and a relatively easy solution to implement (national boundaries based on ethnic populations).

You guys have no external excuse, and no clear lines to draw. Good luck!

Posted by: The Balkans at July 29, 2022 02:48 PM (JCZqz)

264 Am I the only person at the HQ not playing the lottery?
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:42 PM (ZsSGI)

I bought one ticket. I am not expecting to win and I am certainly not praying to do so, but I thought it would be nice to use some of the money to help people put their kids in private schools. I don't really have dreams for big money. It would just be nice to put the boy through two more years of college and to move.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 29, 2022 02:48 PM (fL5aK)

265

If you no play lotto, you can't lose money playing lotto!

Wait, sum ting wong...

Posted by: Chinese Supervillain at July 29, 2022 02:48 PM (7DYli)

266 255 Is there an archived copy of the wiki article before the edit war?

Posted by: McLurkerson
--------------
Try infogalactic. Used to be a way to see all the edits on a wiki page but dunno if that is still the case.

Easiest way is don't rely on wiki for anything political or controversial. Gilligan's Island episode synopsis and casting and other such innocuous things are fine.

Posted by: whig at July 29, 2022 02:48 PM (CXr4y)

267 My brother used to say that the lottery was a tax on people who are bad at math.
---

Isn't that called innumeracy?

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:48 PM (ZsSGI)

268 Nah bruh. All the rules changed post Covid. Inflation is transitory recessions don’t happen anymore. And spending $500b reduces inflation.

Smart people keep telling me this.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at July 29, 2022 02:48 PM (OalnH)

269 My brother used to say that the lottery was a tax on people who are bad at math.

*

Present company excluded because I know a lot of people here are playing for fun, but I've always been amused at "the stupid tax."

There's a fairly significant percentage of Americans who really believe they're going to use it for retirement.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 29, 2022 02:48 PM (1uEb/)

270 259 It's hysterical how Joe Biden looks more and more like Jeff Dunham's Walter puppet.
Posted by: Sponge - RIP Dave in Texas at July 29, 2022 02:47 PM (Zz0t1)

Or albino Down's Syndrome banjo boy.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 29, 2022 02:48 PM (eGTCV)

271 @224 Am I the only person at the HQ not playing the lottery?

----

No

Posted by: junior at July 29, 2022 02:48 PM (OgOOD)

272 The truest believers in global warmening are the ones least likely to change their lifestyle to fight it. Its everyone else who has to change, you see.

These are the people who say they are going to fix the world and save us all, but you can't sit in the passenger side of the car because its window-level deep in fast food wrappers and empty starbucks cups.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 29, 2022 02:48 PM (Ivdso)

273 I'm going to spend $12 on lottery tickets.

And by "lottery tickets" I mean a bottle of Old Crow.

Posted by: Miklos is focusing on Essentials at July 29, 2022 02:48 PM (WBs1t)

274 Strictly speaking it is not a recession if there is no recovery.

That is a collapse. That is what the Junta is trying to say when they say it is not a recession. And they mean for there to be no way out of it.

So, go sit in the dark and eat your bugs... if you one of the lucky ones they let live.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at July 29, 2022 02:49 PM (3E2O1)

275 "Equally as worrisome...recruiting for the military.
Recruiting goes on the fiscal year. We are in the fourth quarter with things standing at about 50%."


I've got to believe they aren't getting as many norms and people that aren't down with all the woke and anti-white messaging. If, so the regime will be more than happy to have less recruits but dumber and more loyal than the previous ones.

Posted by: Ripley at July 29, 2022 02:49 PM (MxEKc)

276 245 I don't hate doctors.

Just don't trust 'em.

And if I get cancer, I die.

Big deal.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:45 PM (ZsSGI)

Well, if you're in the younger period of your life, your spouse and kids might think this is a big deal and probably don't want you to take the "I have cancer, so I'll just die" tack. It's not so bad if you're in the twilight period...

Posted by: Nova local at July 29, 2022 02:49 PM (exHjb)

277 I don't do the lottery, ever. It's immoral and it's stupid; I will not support it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 29, 2022 02:46 PM (X8UMK)

***

Actually it's a tax on the stupid... Sorry, it's true

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at July 29, 2022 02:49 PM (flINI)

278 Do you tithe on lottery winnings, and is a church allowed to accept them?

Hmm... I think it might be best to donate anonymously to not put them in a difficult situation.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 29, 2022 02:49 PM (1uEb/)

279 Thank You to the 80 million losers that voted for this idiot and all the losers in Georgia for voting two Demoncrats as Senators. West Virginia is also responsible for the crap also....

Posted by: Ferd Berfall at July 29, 2022 02:49 PM (p3lya)

280 236 >>> 224 Am I the only person at the HQ not playing the lottery?
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:42 PM (ZsSGI)

I think about buying a ticket from time to time but I haven't been motivated to actually *do* so.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 29, 2022 02:44 PM (llON

Pretty much my thoughts.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 29, 2022 02:49 PM (dNqv+)

281 Am I the only person at the HQ not playing the lottery?
Posted by: SMH
==
Probably. Never fear. I'm sure if one of us wins it will trickle down . . .

Posted by: guffaw at July 29, 2022 02:49 PM (EV9YM)

282 And spending $500b reduces inflation.

I called my credit card company and told them the only way I could keep meeting my monthly minimums is if they upped my credit limit so I could buy a new car.

Can you believe they hung up on me? Those f*ckers don't know anything about economics!

Posted by: 18-1 at July 29, 2022 02:49 PM (ESjRY)

283 Am I the only person at the HQ not playing the lottery?

I actually purchase a couple for this one. Not sure why. A waste of meager capital.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at July 29, 2022 02:50 PM (Xrfse)

284 Since 1898, the focus of the military has been external and since 1945 on world stability. Both of those may not be true in the future.
Posted by: whig at July 29, 2022 02:42 PM (CXr4y)


Concur...it may indeed not be true in the future.
The problem of low recruiting is that the problem intensifies across the branches of each Service with each year. Given three years of 50%'ish numbers and the result is a shortfall in certain skills positions. soon tanks won't get start, ships sit in port, and aircraft become dangerous. Now assume a turnaround in 2025, it'll take 2-3 years to even catch up to where we are today.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 29, 2022 02:50 PM (anj39)

285 Sources: Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan overruled FTC staff to sue Meta over its Within acquisition; the FTC didn't take sworn interviews of company execs in the nine-month inquiry

Posted by: SMOD at July 29, 2022 02:50 PM (X5CsJ)

286 My brother used to say that the lottery was a tax on people who are bad at math.

I know a retired math teacher who has a form of this saying on a thing on her fridge.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 29, 2022 02:50 PM (fL5aK)

287 I don't hate doctors.
Just don't trust 'em.
And if I get cancer, I die.
Big deal.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:45 PM (ZsSGI)

We had this discussion in my family recently (due to the Covids making rounds). No, I don't hate doctors. Including the ones in my family. In particular, I don't hate my mom's doctor, but I don't trust him. At all.

My doctor at this point doesn't even know I have/had Covid. No reason why. They might want to do something, and I don't need that. At all.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 29, 2022 02:50 PM (NWBBy)

288 Lottery: a tax on people who don’t understand statistics.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at July 29, 2022 02:50 PM (OalnH)

289 I went to two separate school orientation days for my sons yesterday. Numerous left wing propaganda posters all over the place. *** And every teacher now has some mini-mission statement under their name at their room like Compassion or Justice or Equality. ***I
Posted by: Ripley at July 29, 2022 02:41 PM (MxEKc)

How about "Learning" or "Education" or Excellence" or "Classics" or "Critical Thinking" or "Logic" or "Achievement", not to mention "Reading" "Writing" and "Arithmetic."
ugh.

Posted by: Zombie Pederast Harry Reid at July 29, 2022 02:50 PM (Ed8Zd)

290 My daughter just got a great job she loves, making good money. She told me last night she finally made it firmly into the middle class, just as the middle class is collapsing.

Posted by: Megthered at July 29, 2022 02:50 PM (1fDPs)

291 off creepy zombie sock.

Posted by: LASue at July 29, 2022 02:51 PM (Ed8Zd)

292 Do you tithe on lottery winnings, and is a church allowed to accept them?

Meat offered to idols. The origin of the cash may be immoral but its just cash when you donate it to some place.

Like I keep having to tell my mom, that money in your bank is not divided up between "money I got for my Birthday" and "money my sister gave me" and "money I got for turning in cans" etc.

Its just money.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 29, 2022 02:51 PM (Ivdso)

293 Am I the only person at the HQ not playing the lottery?
Posted by: SMH
==
Probably. Never fear. I'm sure if one of us wins it will trickle down . . .
Posted by: guffaw at July 29, 2022 02:49 PM


The MoMe will be lit AF!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 29, 2022 02:51 PM (RkC6l)

294 We bought 1 quick pick for the billion because it's a billion.

The ticket was purchased online, so I didn't even have to get off my fat ass to do it.

If I win a billion, SO worth it.

Posted by: Sponge - RIP Dave in Texas at July 29, 2022 02:51 PM (Zz0t1)

295 Well, if you're in the younger period of your life, your spouse and kids might think this is a big deal and probably don't want you to take the "I have cancer, so I'll just die" tack. It's not so bad if you're in the twilight period...
Posted by: Nova local
___

My care would be at the VA.

Outcome will likely be the same.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:51 PM (ZsSGI)

296 I don't hate doctors.
Just don't trust 'em.
And if I get cancer, I die.
Big deal.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:45 PM (ZsSGI)

80 years from now every one of us will be dead. I doubt it matters much from what.

Posted by: LASue at July 29, 2022 02:52 PM (Ed8Zd)

297 Are the DC elites investing in gold and silver etc?

It appears they are going with farm land in less populous states.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 29, 2022 02:52 PM (8GBH4)

298 There's a fairly significant percentage of Americans who really believe they're going to use it for retirement.
==
half of the US has a below average IQ.

Some of the people, all of the time . . .

hard to go broke underestimating the intelligence of the american public

Posted by: guffaw at July 29, 2022 02:52 PM (xHm+b)

299 You know, all of the videos on youtube of them making 'damascus steel' from common metal items has kind of ruined the allure.

Next, we make 'Damascus Steel' from these speculums!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 29, 2022 02:52 PM (dNqv+)

300 Lottery: a tax on people who don’t understand statistics.
Posted by: Joe Xiden

You stole that

Posted by: Thomas Jefferson or maybe Gandhi at July 29, 2022 02:52 PM (WBs1t)

301

A fair number of cancers are entirely curable now.

If treated.

By doctors.

But it's entirely appropriate to always ask "why" and get multiple opinions.

Posted by: Peace Dove at July 29, 2022 02:52 PM (Jf5XY)

302 I stopped trusting doctors long ago. They have 2 modes of operation. Antibiotics or tests. Not sure why you need medical school for that. I can do it on my own and much cheaper.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at July 29, 2022 02:52 PM (OalnH)

303 I stopped trusting doctors when my kids pediatrician asked me how many guns I had in the house

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at July 29, 2022 02:53 PM (flINI)

304 Five minutes ago, Careening Jean-Pierre disagreed that the hiring over the past 18 months has been almost completely re-filling of jobs lost due to COVID-driven lay-offs. She said "we" have CREATED 9 million new jobs in the past 18 months.


Posted by: Gref at July 29, 2022 02:53 PM (AMIL/)

305 Here it is:

In a 1999 survey by the Consumer Federation of America and financial services firm Primerica found that 40% of Americans with incomes between $25, 000 and $35, 000 a year, thought that the lottery would give them their retirement nest egg. What is interesting is that the same study found that number to increase to 50% when the income is $15, 000 to $25, 000 a year.

EzineArticles.com/2460176
***

The interesting part is $25-$35k/year wasn't a horrible wage up until 2020 and the $15/hour minimum wage BS.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 29, 2022 02:53 PM (1uEb/)

306 If I was bequeathed a billion dollars by Bill Gates, I'd hire a cruise ship and buy everyone here a ticket and transportation for a week-long meetup and cruise around the Caribbean.

Then hire Van Halen to play at my birthday party.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 29, 2022 02:53 PM (Ivdso)

307 ".. won't count as a recession until the National Bureau of Economic Research pronounces it one"

NBER called the Covid slowdown a "recession" even though it was only two months. Weird, Trump had a 2 month long "recession".

"In June 2020 the NBER said the U.S. economy's expansion peaked in February 2020, falling into a recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic the next month. The economic expansion dating from June 2009 had lasted 128 months, surpassing the 120-month expansion from 1991 to 2001 as the longest stretch of uninterrupted growth in U.S. history.

In July 2021, the NBER concluded the recession that followed was the shortest on record at two months, with economic activity bottoming in April 2020"
Investopedia.com

Posted by: illiniwek at July 29, 2022 02:53 PM (Cus5s)

308 This is going to be a Baghdad Bob meme.

Posted by: Orson at July 29, 2022 02:53 PM (TBRtK)

309 Ah yes, all the people playing the lottery are having wrongfun and should be spending their pocket change wisely, like everyone else here does.

Posted by: McLurkerson at July 29, 2022 02:54 PM (wNDOJ)

310 Will Smith offered a public video apology for slapping Chris Rock like a nutless cuck on national TV. Its not gonna help his movie career. Will Smith turned decades of goodwill into "really? That's the real Will Smith? A cuck who slaps another man for making a joke?" He has the scent of 18th century fop about him forever now.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 29, 2022 02:17 PM (Ivdso)

The man in his prime could have pulled dimes like your uncle finding coins behind your ear. That would have been the proper (not optimum but proper) response to being so thoroughly humiliated by his ex. Instead he debased himself to the nasty woman beyond any hope of getting laid.

Chris Rock did nothing wrong.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 29, 2022 02:54 PM (44ww/)

311 Statistically, the after tax and cash value return vs the odds of winning make it so that it is now an even bet to buy 1 ticket. Buying 2 tickets puts you at a negative expected value though.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 29, 2022 02:54 PM (8GBH4)

312 "I have cancer, so I'll just die" tack. It's not so bad if you're in the twilight period...
Posted by: Nova local

**

Yeah, I've already discussed it with my family. If it's a choice between all of our stuff in exchange for me sticking around for six months of laying in bed, I'll just see y'all in Heaven and I hope you enjoy the stuff while you're still here.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 29, 2022 02:55 PM (1uEb/)

313
Then hire Van Halen to play at my birthday party.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 29, 2022 02:53 PM (Ivdso)



Totally awesome!!

Posted by: Jeff Spicoli at July 29, 2022 02:55 PM (Zz0t1)

314 Present company excluded because I know a lot of people here are playing for fun, but I've always been amused at "the stupid tax."

There's a fairly significant percentage of Americans who really believe they're going to use it for retirement.


I buy lottery tickets for the cheap entertainment. I get to dream about having F you money for a bit. When I finally get around to checking the numbers, nothing's changed except I saved money compared to going to a movie.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at July 29, 2022 02:55 PM (Bd6X8)

315 Sen Kennedy(R-LA) said McConnell got Winky Doo'd on the climate change and Obamacare funding bill.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at July 29, 2022 02:34 PM (m7R0k)

Bullshit piled on more bullshit.
Give us amnesty now in exchange for more border security later was the '80s version, but this sleight of hand has knowingly been going on for decades.
The R leadership is in on it, and the timing is perfect to gives D's what both parties want and still not pay the price in Nov.
They could have stopped this, but oopsie, we got had is such an overused trope as to be useless.

Like wondering what is going to happen to the half-clad co-ed who here's a noise in a dark basement and decides to check it out. Oh, the suspense!

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 29, 2022 02:55 PM (MFphb)

316 Isn't that called innumeracy?
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:48 PM (ZsSGI)


If "innumeracy" is the inability to understand numbers and "illiteracy" is the inability to read:

What does iPhone mean?

Posted by: Kindltot at July 29, 2022 02:55 PM (xhaym)

317 I only trust doctors that are trained in Hot Iron.

Posted by: wth at July 29, 2022 02:56 PM (v0R5T)

318 I’m actually kind of intrigued by the idea of eating lightning bugs. Might give me a behind that I could flash on and off at will. That would be kinda neat.

Or am I oversharing here?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 29, 2022 02:56 PM (mp7ix)

319 Doctors are good for purely mechanical things - knees, bones basic plumbing ie arteries.. but when it comes to general health or anything out of the ordinary, they have no clue.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 29, 2022 02:56 PM (X8UMK)

320 Ah yes, all the people playing the lottery are having wrongfun and should be spending their pocket change wisely, like everyone else here does.
Posted by: McLurkerson at July 29, 2022 02:54 PM (wNDOJ)


Hmmm...
$5 for tickets? Or $5 for a beer down at the pub?
One is guaranteed.
Lemme think now...

Posted by: Diogenes at July 29, 2022 02:56 PM (anj39)

321 If I was bequeathed a billion dollars by Bill Gates, I'd hire a cruise ship and buy everyone here a ticket and transportation for a week-long meetup and cruise around the Caribbean.
===
I think you're going to need a bigger boat . . .

Posted by: guffaw at July 29, 2022 02:56 PM (xHm+b)

322 316 Isn't that called innumeracy?
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:48 PM (ZsSGI)

If "innumeracy" is the inability to understand numbers and "illiteracy" is the inability to read:

What does iPhone mean?
Posted by: Kindltot at July 29, 2022 02:55 PM (xhaym)

The inability to vocalize?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at July 29, 2022 02:56 PM (b2nrj)

323 I buy the 36 count eggs at Walmart. They've been $2.50/36 for the past couple of years. Last week 36 eggs were $9.20 at Walmart. This week, $10.03. For 36 eggs.

I suggest you do what the North Koreans do. A diet of grass and tree bark is inexpensive and quite tasty.

Posted by: Karine Jean-Pierre at July 29, 2022 02:56 PM (z9V4B)

324 I've got to believe they aren't getting as many norms and people that aren't down with all the woke and anti-white messaging. If, so the regime will be more than happy to have less recruits but dumber and more loyal than the previous ones.
___

About 40% of recruits come from legacy families (parents, grandparents, etc who served).

These legacy families are flipping the military the bird, and telling their kids and grandkids to not sign up.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:57 PM (ZsSGI)

325 I’m actually kind of intrigued by the idea of eating lightning bugs. Might give me a behind that I could flash on and off at will. That would be kinda neat.

They used the chemical lightning bugs use to light up, Luciferase, in making the clot shot.

No reports of people glowing though...yet.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 29, 2022 02:57 PM (ESjRY)

326 309 Ah yes, all the people playing the lottery are having wrongfun and should be spending their pocket change wisely, like everyone else here does.
Posted by: McLurkerson at July 29, 2022 02:54 PM (wNDOJ)

Nah, you can spend the money however you want to. For myself, I just figure the fantasy of hitting the lottery is like a mirage in the desert.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 29, 2022 02:57 PM (dNqv+)

327 all the people playing the lottery are having wrongfun

We all spend money on dumb things, its just a matter of what the dumb thing is. For me its stuff like the aforementioned metal polyhedral dice and replacing our VHS collection with DVD. For others its their gun collection or a resto of a car, or a huge collection of shoes.

The lottery is largely based on greed (I want the money and I don't want to have to work for it) but that doesn't make the purchase its self immoral. The Bible does not outlaw gambling or lottery purchases, it outlaws the greed that might be behind it, the motivations. Its the intent and the heart that matters to God.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 29, 2022 02:57 PM (Ivdso)

328 What does iPhone mean?

Apple has more money to push woke bullshit.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at July 29, 2022 02:57 PM (Bd6X8)

329 Lottery tickets > political donations

Posted by: wth at July 29, 2022 02:57 PM (v0R5T)

330

Confucius say, man who eat lightening bugs no need to turn on bathroom light to poop...

Posted by: Chinese Supervillain at July 29, 2022 02:57 PM (7DYli)

331 Then hire Van Halen to play at my birthday party.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 29, 2022 02:53 PM (Ivdso

They might need a lead guitar.

Posted by: Hunter Biden at July 29, 2022 02:57 PM (89T5c)

332 >>>We need Nuremberg trials for the Clot Shot. We have more then enough evidence right now to put Fauci and the heads of Pfizer/Moderna on trial.

Nothing fancy. Maybe just an ad hoc trial of twelve random guys from the tavern, a rope, and a couple of minutes to spare to vote, and maybe someone with a mop on their head to play judge and the bookie can keep a record.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at July 29, 2022 02:57 PM (CgSZo)

333 Then hire Van Halen to play at my birthday party.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 29, 2022 02:53 PM (Ivdso)

How much of that billion will you have spent on a time machine? Or are you intending to reanimate Eddie's corpse?

Posted by: BurtTC at July 29, 2022 02:57 PM (NWBBy)

334 I buy lottery tickets for the cheap entertainment. I get to dream about having F you money for a bit. When I finally get around to checking the numbers, nothing's changed except I saved money compared to going to a movie.


Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at July 29, 2022 02:55 PM (Bd6X

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No no no, I have it on good authority that this means you don't understand math, and you're probably going to hell.

Posted by: McLurkerson at July 29, 2022 02:58 PM (wNDOJ)

335 273 I'm going to spend $12 on lottery tickets.

And by "lottery tickets" I mean a bottle of Old Crow.
Posted by: Miklos is focusing on Essentials at July 29, 2022 02:48 PM

A bottle for yourself and a bottle for the bar floozie you leave a dive bar with at closing time...much better odds of getting "lucky".

Posted by: Drunk ghetto Confucius at July 29, 2022 02:58 PM (JCZqz)

336 Ah yes, all the people playing the lottery are having wrongfun and should be spending their pocket change wisely, like everyone else here does.
Posted by: McLurkerson

*

Like I already said, I'm fine with people playing. I'm extremely pro-freedom that way. I do feel bad for folks who are barely scraping by and who think they're going to get out the easy way, though, when the $100/month they spend on lottery and scratch offs would add up to pretty decent winnings over time.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 29, 2022 02:58 PM (1uEb/)

337 What does iPhone mean?

A fool and his money.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 29, 2022 02:58 PM (Ivdso)

338 I love it when Joe mumbles "that doesn't sound like a recession to me" and then meanders toward the door. Hey Joe--the old bluster trick doesn't cut it on the world stage.

Posted by: Caliban at July 29, 2022 02:58 PM (HgGBT)

339 No reports of people glowing though...yet.
Posted by: 18-1 at July 29, 2022 02:57 PM (ESjRY)

There's always the FBI.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 29, 2022 02:58 PM (dNqv+)

340 "Equally as worrisome...recruiting for the military. "

The problem with the military is the same problem as the economists have at the moment.
Complete lack of credibility.
People eventually notice.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, staying hungry at July 29, 2022 02:59 PM (jTmQV)

341 I have it on good authority that this means you don't understand math, and you're probably going to hell.

Methinks the fellow doth protest overmuch

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 29, 2022 02:59 PM (Ivdso)

342 In ‘99 $35K a year was a decent salary. About $55-60k today.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at July 29, 2022 02:59 PM (OalnH)

343 Ah yes, all the people playing the lottery are having wrongfun and should be spending their pocket change wisely, like everyone else here does.
Posted by: McLurkerson at July 29, 2022 02:54 PM (wNDOJ)

You mean like spending 60 cents a round on a pallet of "freedom seeds" one has no intention of ever using?

Hey, those are investments in precious metals!

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 29, 2022 02:59 PM (MFphb)

344 That is a collapse. That is what the Junta is trying to say when they say it is not a recession. And they mean for there to be no way out of it.

So, go sit in the dark and eat your bugs... if you one of the lucky ones they let live.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher


You got it.

Posted by: Prime Sister at July 29, 2022 02:59 PM (tQL7r)

345 It appears they are going with farm land in less populous states.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 29, 2022 02:52 PM (8GBH4)


Ah, the Senators are buying up land for their latifundiae?

Posted by: Kindltot at July 29, 2022 02:59 PM (xhaym)

346 Oh I have to share - just got a note via our city FB page that our towns black community will host their Juneteenth celebration next weekend at the park the city bought for them some years ago - yes they have their own park. As for the date issue, although June 19th is the official date, the news didn't reach our people of color until August 4th of that year hence our special day. We are 120 miles from Galveston. Must have been a slow mule. Clown world.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at July 29, 2022 02:59 PM (oWBc3)

347 329 Lottery tickets > political donations
Posted by: wth at July 29, 2022 02:57 PM (v0R5T)

This is true. If you win, you might be able to buy a couple republicans to actually do the right thing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 29, 2022 02:59 PM (dNqv+)

348 Ah yes, all the people playing the lottery are having wrongfun and should be spending their pocket change wisely, like everyone else here does.
Posted by: McLurkerson
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Can't say I give a crap what people spend their money on.

Isn't this a place where we can express different opinions?

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:59 PM (ZsSGI)

349 The point of the lottery is to raise money, so people that think they'll make money from it are, on the average, mistaken. But two points...

1) As long as you know that it is YOUR money. Make your own decisions.

2) For some people getting a trivial shot at "the big money" is worth losing a few hundred/thousand dollars.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 29, 2022 02:59 PM (ESjRY)

350 I’m actually kind of intrigued by the idea of eating lightning bugs. Might give me a behind that I could flash on and off at will. That would be kinda neat.

Or am I oversharing here?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus

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Depends on what you're trying to get Will to do.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 29, 2022 03:00 PM (1uEb/)

351 Confusedus say man who eat lightning bugs have light poops.

Posted by: Confusedus at July 29, 2022 03:00 PM (sn5EN)

352 No no no, I have it on good authority that this means you don't understand math, and you're probably going to hell.

There's a reason I'm not a CPA. As for the other, I made my choices.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at July 29, 2022 03:00 PM (Bd6X8)

353 Methinks the fellow doth protest overmuch


Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 29, 2022 02:59 PM (Ivdso)

Protest? No. Mocking the self-righteousness? A little.

Posted by: McLurkerson at July 29, 2022 03:00 PM (wNDOJ)

354 What’s the lump sum payment? Cuz the $1b is if you take it over 25 years.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at July 29, 2022 03:00 PM (OalnH)

355 >>> 293
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The MoMe will be lit AF!
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 29, 2022 02:51 PM (RkC6l)

Heh. I could buy a *lot* of bacon. Also one of these: https://is.gd/9m6Wxd

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 29, 2022 03:01 PM (llON8)

356 I love it when Joe mumbles "that doesn't sound like a recession to me" and then meanders toward the door. Hey Joe--the old bluster trick doesn't cut it on the world stage.
Posted by: Caliban at July 29, 2022 02:58 PM (HgGBT)
.........

The guy tries to be president forever then fucks it up in 18 months. What a buffoon.

Posted by: wth at July 29, 2022 03:01 PM (v0R5T)

357 "Equally as worrisome...recruiting for the military."
___

Between Iraq and the 'Stan, why would anyone join?

It's not like we win wars anymore.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 03:01 PM (ZsSGI)

358 Lottery tickets > political donations
Posted by: wth at July 29, 2022 02:57 PM (v0R5T)

This is true. If you win, you might be able to buy a couple republicans to actually do the right thing.


Sure, if they stay bought.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at July 29, 2022 03:01 PM (Bd6X8)

359 Buying the first lottery ticket is harmless if you can spare a buck or two, any more than one is wasteful.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at July 29, 2022 03:02 PM (oWBc3)

360 354 What’s the lump sum payment? Cuz the $1b is if you take it over 25 years.
Posted by: Joe Xiden at July 29, 2022 03:00 PM (OalnH)

I saw like a week ago, that it worked out to 480ism million. Then the feds and state took 365 million.

Still $40 million a year is easy enough to live on.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 29, 2022 03:02 PM (dNqv+)

361 I saw a doc on lotteries that was very eye opening. They fuck up a lot of people. And the marketing used by states to promote it is pretty sketchy too.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at July 29, 2022 03:02 PM (OalnH)

362 Get home AoSHq is blank, tried on phone and same

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 29, 2022 03:02 PM (k8B25)

363 $650 mill

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at July 29, 2022 03:02 PM (oWBc3)

364 I saw a doc on lotteries that was very eye opening. They fuck up a lot of people. And the marketing used by states to promote it is pretty sketchy too.
Posted by: Joe Xiden
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I think I saw that same doc.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 03:03 PM (ZsSGI)

365 Heh. I could buy a *lot* of bacon. Also one of these: https://is.gd/9m6Wxd


Shiny!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at July 29, 2022 03:03 PM (Bd6X8)

366 Isn't this a place where we can express different opinions?
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Not if that opinion is that it is ok to ogle pictures of scantily clad young women!!

Posted by: scoldylocks at July 29, 2022 03:03 PM (PwsJ8)

367 361 I saw a doc on lotteries that was very eye opening. They fuck up a lot of people. And the marketing used by states to promote it is pretty sketchy too.
Posted by: Joe Xiden at July 29, 2022 03:02 PM (OalnH)

A LOT of them go broke.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 29, 2022 03:03 PM (dNqv+)

368

$747M lump, less 50% in taxes = $373M.

Hardly worth it.

Posted by: Say Wut? at July 29, 2022 03:03 PM (7DYli)

369 My doctor at this point doesn't even know I have/had Covid. No reason why. They might want to do something, and I don't need that. At all.

Posted by: BurtTC
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Piece of advice having had the Coof twice (autoimmune issues). Take it VERY easy on recovery and do your blood pressure on a regular basis--STOP what you are doing if you are feeling out of breath etc and rest. The Coof spike (and most likely the vaxx imitation spike) does something funky with your receptors that are necessary for cardiac system regulation.

In my case, I was having bp spikes up to stroke level despite never having high blood pressure in my life walking across a room. Had to take clonidine and bed rest to sort it out. And in both cases, I had the long coof with post coof infections--bronchitis the first time and pneumonia the second.

So take it easy post Coof even if it seems that you are good to go. People do not always have symptoms of high bp.



Posted by: whig at July 29, 2022 03:03 PM (CXr4y)

370 361 I saw a doc on lotteries that was very eye opening. They fuck up a lot of people. And the marketing used by states to promote it is pretty sketchy too.
Posted by: Joe Xiden at July 29, 2022 03:02 PM (OalnH)

Well a lot of the people buying lotto tickets are poor. Celebrities also often have poor backgrounds and are not good with money(there are a few notable exceptions). Given how celebrities use their money it's not that surprising that most lotto winners don't do a great job either.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at July 29, 2022 03:04 PM (b2nrj)

371 I don't play the lotto, but that said I would buy $100 in tickets vs a $100 green fee. I might want to mention I hate golf.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 29, 2022 03:04 PM (8GBH4)

372 Am I the only person at the HQ not playing the lottery?

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 02:42 PM (ZsSGI)

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I used to have a gambling problem, and I would never even consider playing the lottery. Hell, with my luck, I usually have about a 50% chance of winning a 50% bet.

Your chances are far nearly infinitely greater playing Keno, which has by far the best house advantage in Vegas.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at July 29, 2022 03:04 PM (2+qAk)

373 Not buying a ticket you have 0 chance.

Buying one ticket you have just above 0 chance. And the same with 10 or 100 or 1000 tickets. That’s the part where it’s a tax on people who don’t understand statistics comes in.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at July 29, 2022 03:04 PM (OalnH)

374 >>> 319 Doctors are good for purely mechanical things - knees, bones basic plumbing ie arteries.. but when it comes to general health or anything out of the ordinary, they have no clue.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 29, 2022 02:56 PM (X8UMK)

I can tell you it's NOT Lupus.

Posted by: House at July 29, 2022 03:04 PM (llON8)

375 Buying the first lottery ticket is harmless if you can spare a buck or two, any more than one is wasteful.

Its the same level of wasteful as ordering food delivered when you're not feeling like cooking or impulse buying a book. I agree as others have stated that its a really poor investment and a demonstration that you don't really understand the odds involved, but hey, I do dumb stuff too. Its not as bad as getting a big tattoo of your girlfriend's name or a nose piercing.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 29, 2022 03:04 PM (Ivdso)

376 What’s the lump sum payment? Cuz the $1b is if you take it over 25 years.
Posted by: Joe Xiden at July 29, 2022 03:00 PM (OalnH)

***

That's a gubmint guarantee... just like social security

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at July 29, 2022 03:04 PM (flINI)

377 NOOD !

Posted by: JT at July 29, 2022 03:05 PM (T4tVD)

378 50% in taxes? Where do you live?

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at July 29, 2022 03:05 PM (oWBc3)

379 I refuse to hand over one dollar for a ticket to the state of Illinois.

We pay enough taxes as it is.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 29, 2022 03:05 PM (ZsSGI)

380 I am making a real GOOD MONEY (80$ to 92$ / hr. )online from my laptop. Last month I GOT a check of nearly 21,000$, this online work is simple and straightforward, I don't have to go to the OFFICE, Its home online job. At that point this work opportunity is for you. If you are interested. Simply give it a shot on the accompanying site... http://www.salarycash1.com

Posted by: Sarah at July 29, 2022 03:05 PM (cpwcb)

381 82 CEO of a company (Raising Cane) bought 50,000 lottery tickets, Plans to share winning with employess if he comes up winner:

Phew... for a moment there I fought you said "CFO"! I guess this is understandable.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at July 29, 2022 03:06 PM (3mXS5)

382 The interesting part is $25-$35k/year wasn't a horrible wage up until 2020 and the $15/hour minimum wage BS.
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I'll just leave this here for anyone who is constantly confused by discussions at the HQ. Census dot gov:

"Median household income was $67,521 in 2020, a decrease of 2.9 percent from the 2019 median of $69,560 (Figure 1 and Table A-1). This is the first statistically significant decline in median household income since 2011."

https://tinyurl.com/2sn7up39

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 29, 2022 03:07 PM (1uEb/)

383 I quit buying lottery tickets for the big jackpots because my imaginings went from fantasy fun to stress. "I'd have to try to start a productive business if I won hundreds of millions" So fun fantasy land would be the 1 to 10 million range. But I'm too cheap to buy tickets twice a week for the lower jackpots. I'd rather buy books and horse feed for my entertainment spending.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at July 29, 2022 03:07 PM (3cGpq)

384 338 I love it when Joe mumbles "that doesn't sound like a recession to me" and then meanders toward the door. Hey Joe--the old bluster trick doesn't cut it on the world stage.

Posted by: Caliban at July 29, 2022 02:58 PM (HgGBT)

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Stage management of The Vegetable was different yesterday. No teleprompter - he read everything off of note cards. No turning his back on everyone and exiting a door to the rear of the podium - he went to a door off-screen to his right, one that is in front of the podium position.

Why? What does this mean? I think the Junta is trying to improve Joe's TV image. Didn't work if so. He looked weak with his head down 90 percent of the time to read the cards. He looked just as disdainful towards the press and TV viewers, shuffling off stage-right with a blank look on his face.

Posted by: Gref at July 29, 2022 03:07 PM (AMIL/)

385 Sure, if they stay bought.

Nah, fund your own senate campaign, and then be really rich and protected!

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 29, 2022 03:07 PM (8GBH4)

386 Very few people are able to handle a sudden huge influx of money. They buy stupid crap and aren't good at estimating how much money will last how long. A million bucks sounds like a lot of cash, but look at your current income per year: how much of a million is it? That's how long it lasts with no increase in spending.

Forty million sounds like a huge amount of money but, its not really. And if you cannot keep that perspective you'll blow through it then find out suddenly that you have a ton of new expenses and nothing to maintain it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 29, 2022 03:07 PM (Ivdso)

387 Someone should point out to the junta how much money they could save (and then transfer to the US grifters) by bringing all the troops home.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 29, 2022 03:07 PM (StBu4)

388 Protest? No. Mocking the self-righteousness? A little.
Posted by: McLurkerson at July 29, 2022 03:00 PM (wNDOJ)

Self-righteousness? I saw people expressing opinions. You're the only one getting bent out of shape about it, even though nobody told you to stop.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 29, 2022 03:07 PM (NWBBy)

389 Posted by: Sarah at July 29, 2022 03:05 PM (cpwcb)

Give Sarah a 'shot' or buy a lotto ticket?

Well, a lotto ticket doesn't give you a boil on your back...sorry Sarah.

Posted by: Boswell at July 29, 2022 03:08 PM (+Cgut)

390 Sarah can afford lots of lottery tickets from the money she earns on Only Fans

Posted by: Ripley at July 29, 2022 03:08 PM (MxEKc)

391 >>> 336 Ah yes, all the people playing the lottery are having wrongfun and should be spending their pocket change wisely, like everyone else here does.
Posted by: McLurkerson

*

Like I already said, I'm fine with people playing. I'm extremely pro-freedom that way. I do feel bad for folks who are barely scraping by and who think they're going to get out the easy way, though, when the $100/month they spend on lottery and scratch offs would add up to pretty decent winnings over time.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 29, 2022 02:58 PM (1uEb/)

This. Most of the people buying and especially over-buying are not suburban Karen McWinemoms who can afford starbux every day. But hey, the state throws a couple billboards up with a gambling addiction hotline number...

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 29, 2022 03:09 PM (llON8)

392 Sarah can afford lots of lottery tickets from the money she earns on Only Fans
Posted by: Ripley at July 29, 2022 03:08 PM (MxEKc)

Oh yeah? Well, then, let's tell Sarah if she knows the rule...

Posted by: Boswell at July 29, 2022 03:10 PM (+Cgut)

393 And if you cannot keep that perspective you'll blow through it then find out suddenly that you have a ton of new expenses and nothing to maintain it.
==
Wait you mean that fleet of cars and boats needs to be insured, and kept in fuel?

Posted by: half of americans at July 29, 2022 03:10 PM (zrUZM)

394 Concur...it may indeed not be true in the future.
The problem of low recruiting is that the problem intensifies across the branches of each Service with each year. Given three years of 50%'ish numbers and the result is a shortfall in certain skills positions. soon tanks won't get start, ships sit in port, and aircraft become dangerous. Now assume a turnaround in 2025, it'll take 2-3 years to even catch up to where we are today.

Posted by: Diogenes
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Yes it does. Perhaps though we will need to pivot to a reserve system more like the Israelis. With the coming deficits and debt problems, the public is simply not going be supportive of cutting Social Security and Medicare to fund the latest bomber etc.

It does not help that the military and legislative branch itself have destroyed the procurement system by allowing monopolies to form, assuming temporary needs are permanent, and trying to be all things for all possible situations. Choices are going to have to be made and they are going to gore each of the military's golden gooses such as man crewed aircraft, Ford class carriers, tanks, etc.

Posted by: whig at July 29, 2022 03:13 PM (CXr4y)

395 Posted by: scoldylocks at July 29, 2022 03:03 PM (PwsJ

Oh, deary me. Am I being scolded again and by a weenie under another handle? You can express any damn opinion you want and so can I and boobapolozza will go on if Joe feels so inclined. I actually only made one comment yesterday and that was, "I don't think she's a leftist." If nobody saw the point I was trying to make-that maybe pictures with boobs hanging almost completely out as opposed to sexy women in swimsuits which i don't really mind) sort of presented the idea that the only important thing about women is their breasts and various holes-was not the kindest idea. Since most women here probably don't want to pose with their boobs hanging out except to significant others maybe some people here should consider a men only forum. We did not have boobapolloza to this extent until several months ago

There, buddy you got your attention for the day. Whoopee.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 29, 2022 03:14 PM (fL5aK)

396 395 I much prefer the pictures that leave it up to the imagination.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at July 29, 2022 03:20 PM (vcv8B)

397 Gambling: https://youtu.be/wXQ6dTw30Gk

Posted by: WiNO - Amish Vampires in Space at July 29, 2022 03:20 PM (EpDzw)

398 >>> ___ About 40% of recruits come from legacy families (parents, grandparents, etc who served).

These legacy families are flipping the military the bird, and telling their kids and grandkids to not sign up.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming
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I read that too.
And legacy recruits statistically are higher achievers in the military.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 29, 2022 03:20 PM (wj3Rl)

399 I don't. I prefer nudity. My imagination isn't very good.

Posted by: E. A. Blair at July 29, 2022 03:21 PM (UGpPs)

400 Am I the only person at the HQ not playing the lottery?
Posted by: SMH at what's coming

Well, you have the same chance of winning whether you buy a ticket or not.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at July 29, 2022 03:22 PM (FVME7)

401 Today, WAPO: States hope for revenue boost with Mega Millions Craze.

One paragraph of the article: "However, critics of these lottery-funded programs note that lower-income players foot the bill for benefits they won’t proportionately reap."

Posted by: Lola at July 29, 2022 03:22 PM (NIYa7)

402 Fen,

Why do you click on those pictures Joe posts? I've never clicked on a one since I know what they are and they don't interest me.

Posted by: Brunnhilde at July 29, 2022 03:24 PM (aW5/6)

403 Posted by: Brunnhilde at July 29, 2022 03:24 PM (aW5/6)

I have been asked that before and the answer is because I like mocking them, and since I only posted on one picture yesterday to say "I don't think she's a leftist" and it was actually a fine picture and not boobapolozza I think I am now at the point where I can cease commenting, and weenies using fake handles can stop their routines and the various known commentators can stop saying I the worstest Christian evah.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 29, 2022 03:31 PM (fL5aK)

404 You see, if the government keeps watering down our personal wealth by printing money, pretty soon they are going to be the only source for anything and we will have to lick their boots to survive.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at July 29, 2022 03:39 PM (h1jJh)

405 IP update/ban check

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at July 29, 2022 03:42 PM (5LoLC)

406 https://bit.ly/Old_Wiki_Definition

Posted by: Marooned at July 29, 2022 03:56 PM (w6hJ9)

407 403-Meant "I don't think she's a conservative."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 29, 2022 03:59 PM (fL5aK)

408 I see t he New York Slimes advirertising on the Internet for readers their losing the trust of the American People and hope it gets worst for them

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at July 29, 2022 06:09 PM (wGqjj)

409 It's only a recession if it's from the Recession region of France, otherwise it's sparkling misery.

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