The Morning Report — 8/5/22

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Good morning, kids. The weekend is here and I'm going to get to the effluent from Dick Cheney's filthy, running sewer because what he said in that ad for his festering bedsore of a daughter is more than just risibly infuriating, it is dangerously chilling. But, as it happens on more than one occasion while coagulating (hat tip Norm Crosby) the links for this report, something just jumps out that makes what's left of my hair hurt yet is just oh so revelatory in its way about the predicament we're in.

A group of Republican lawmakers put forth a proposal on Thursday that it says would relieve student debt crisis without using taxpayer dollars to fund a massive debt forgiveness program.

The Responsible Education Assistance Act would limit the amount of interest borrowers could accumulate on federal student loans to help them more effectively pay back their loans. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R., N.C.), who co-sponsored the bill with Reps. Elise Stefanik (R., N.Y.) and Jim Banks (R., Ind.), said the bill will help in-need Americans without shifting debt onto taxpayers. . .

. . . Experts say the Democratic proposals to forgive student loan debt fail to address the underlying issues that led to the current situation. If [so-called quote-unquote "president"] Joe Biden instituted his loan forgiveness plans, Americans would hold the same amount in three years as today, the Free Beacon reported in July.

The Republican bill takes a different route: the proposal would cap interest on federal student loans after 10 years, in order to help borrowers pay down their principal. It would also cap the amount of money students could borrow from the federal government and block the secretary of education from imposing costly student loan forgiveness plans without congressional approval.

The "underlying issues that led to the current situation" were Democrat-led governmental interference in the free market that encouraged graft, greed and sloth at every level by all involved. Like everything else and every other issue, the Democrats are the ones that call the tune and define the terms so that all the GOP can do is whimper and moan that they have a better and slightly cheaper solution that only exacerbates the problem by making America poorer and less free. As intended. How about proposing this, rising superstar conservative Elise Stefanik?

Debtors? If you took out a student loan, you will pay it back or else suffer the consequences of being a deadbeat.

OR

Universities? You are owed the money so the "forgiveness" angle is on you. Billions of dollars in your endowments so fork it over and "forgive." I'm told forgiveness is like a tranny: "Divine."
OR

Banks? Stop lending money to people who can never pay it back just because you hope or think Uncle Sugar is going to step in and give you your due (yeah, I know, the Hank Paulson/US government strong-arming in the wake of 2008 and that is another story entirely though not unrelated).

Channeling Richard Belzer a bit with his solution, "Hey, school lunch program? Eat fucking tree bark." It sounds cruel but I'm at that point where you gotta be cruel to be kind, so to speak. Again, it's called personal responsibility which goes hand in hand with freedom. In other words "conservatism." Look at that list of names in this proposal. These are the alleged next wave of conservatives that's going to take back the party and move us back to first principles? Not with shit like this.

And now for something completely different, though not entirely on a macro level. Dick Cheney cut an ad for his flailing and failing daughter's campaign. Did the ad pump up whatever attributes or achievements she has had for the people of her district? No. It was a rehash of the very things that have made her campaign and political future go right down the crapper. And a hell of a lot worse:

“In our nation’s 246-year history, there has never been an individual who is a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump,” so says former Vice President Dick Cheney in a campaign ad released Thursday for his daughter’s floundering re-election campaign.

Cheney bases this assessment on his claim that Trump is a liar. According to Cheney, Trump is “a coward” and not a “real man” because “a real man wouldn’t lie to his supporters.”

Would a “real man” lie to the world? That’s what Dick Cheney did. . .

. . . As many as 306,000 civilians and troops died in the Iraq War, and roughly three million Iraqis were displaced as refugees. The true scope of the devastation can never be known. . .

. . . Think of all the service members who died because of Cheney’s lies.

Think of all the veterans who came home forever scarred because of Cheney’s lies.

Think of all the American children who grew up without fathers or mothers because their parents were serving in a war launched because of Cheney’s lies.

Think of all the innocent Iraqis who watched their homes destroyed, their country plundered, and their world turned upside down all because of the lies of Dick Cheney and his mini-me George W. Bush. The fallout from their lies will be felt for generations.

But Dick Cheney wants us to believe that Donald Trump is “a greater threat to our republic” than anyone else in all our 246-year history.

Dick Cheney really is a war-pig, as is the entire military industrial complex that has gotten fat on the blood and treasure of Americans as well as civilians where it decided it needed an un-winnable war. I have to stop myself and marvel at the fact that I'm sounding like Oliver Stone circa 2003. And yet the truth is the truth, albeit in that regard alone. But as I stated above, the reason this ad chills me to the bone is because it's not just a threat, it's a warning:

If Donald Trump somehow is even allowed to run barring a kangaroo court conviction and by some miracle if the election is not rigged like it was last time, he will never be allowed to serve. It's bad enough when Molotov cocktails are hurled by BLM/Antifa terrorists. What Dick Cheney said in that ad is a direct warning shot across the bow at Trump.

Worse, it is a threat and really a promise:

Should Donald Trump run and win in 2024, he is going to be physically taken out by the State.

No longer the Deep State but now simply THE STATE. They're out in the open, in our face and they not only don't care if you know it, they want you to know it. By the way, it applies with equal force to anyone they feel is threat to their power who wins in 2024. Frankly, I cannot see any administration, even if it's staffed top to bottom and inside out with Trumps and DeSantises and Judge Roy Beans, as being able to really do anything to halt the inexorable Leftist surge over the cliff. Our entire system is so corrupt and so embedded with Leftist bureaucrats who wield the real power that any attempt to wrest control back is at best a fool's errand (see this Daniel Greenfield piece).

Some are experiencing schadenfreude over Christopher Wray getting grilled on Capitol Hill but what, if anything, is going to happen to him and his underlings who are nothing more than political hit men with a badge? They're part and parcel of that very bureaucracy as Chuck "Schemer" Schumer boasted can get you "nine ways to Sunday," which is precisely what they did to Trump in 2016 and for sure in 2020. The whole damned thing is rotten, top to bottom. Secession, national divorce, Balkanization? Or us or them? This shit cannot go on. There cannot be an American restoration when there is still an evil entity in the guise of a political party and movement whose mission is absolute power and the destruction of America. And since America was founded as a free society, the paradox of including safeguards that would be anti-constitutional in preventing that evil force from participating in political processes, means we can't really go back to what was lest we risk a lather-rinse-repeat of the past century.

Or, we need a massive campaign of deprogramming/deBolshevization. And that's not going to happen unless we get our "hair mussed" as General Buck Turgidson would say, on a pretty big scale.

By the way, Senator Kinky Boots got bought off too. QED.

Have a good weekend and happy Atomic Bomb Drop Day tomorrow.

    ABOVE THE FOLD, BREAKING, NOTEWORTHY

  • Conrad Black: "The elite war on free enterprise."
    Triumph of Davos Man
  • "In 2016, Harris colluded with Planned Parenthood officials to target undercover journalist David Daleiden. Seven years later, her work lives on."
    Kamala Harris’ Relentless Prosecution of Pro-Life Journalist Lives On 7 Years Later
  • David Horowitz: "The root cause of the American crisis is the moral depravity of the ‘Woke’ progressives."
    Shame of the Nation
  • Scientists at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel, were able to make stem cells taken from mice form early embryo-like structures, including a gastrointestinal tract, a beating heart, and the early stages of a brain. The embryos are considered “synthetic” because they were not derived from a fertilized egg — but preliminary results suggest that “synthetic embryos” are fairly similar to natural embryos. (just because you can does not mean you should - jjs)
    Scientists Create the First Synthetic Embryos

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1 happy fricking friday

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 05, 2022 07:37 AM (BRHaw)

2 First Friday of the school year.

Posted by: IanDeal at August 05, 2022 07:37 AM (MGjjz)

3 woohoo friday! and JJ's birfday.

this calls for a drink. it'll go nicely with the content.

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 05, 2022 07:37 AM (p03vF)

4 Morning peeps

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 05, 2022 07:38 AM (BFigT)

5 Happy Friday, all.

Posted by: NR Pax at August 05, 2022 07:39 AM (4olE8)

6 Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip's phone at August 05, 2022 07:40 AM (zVPrR)

7 My thinking is DJT might be the only one who could go no holds bar in 2024,DeSantis is showing he might be

Posted by: Skip's phone at August 05, 2022 07:41 AM (zVPrR)

8 laissez les bonne temps roulez!

I wish, anyway.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 05, 2022 07:42 AM (wsJPE)

9 Should Donald Trump run and win in 2024, he is going to be physically taken out by the State.

Who wrote that essay bit? - If he runs, he will not win. If he wins, he will not be allowed to take the oath. If he takes the oath, he will not be allowed to serve.

Take it FWIW, but IMO, perhaps Trump should, once he wins the nomination (if he does), make this a centerpiece of his campaign - "make no mistake, friends, the State does not want me to win, and it certainly does not want YOU to win. Prepare for anything and remember your Constitutional rights."

Anyway, no more time to comment this morning, perhaps not at all today. Really bad day at work.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 05, 2022 07:42 AM (AW0uW)

10
Blood rack, barbed wire
Politicians' funeral pyre
Innocents raped with napalm fire

Posted by: Twenty first century Davos man at August 05, 2022 07:42 AM (sn5EN)

11 The New United States will be better.

Posted by: blaster at August 05, 2022 07:43 AM (6TxNR)

12 Good morning and thank you, JJ. My America was people. Now it's the government on one side and people on the other. This is what is called a bad thing.

Posted by: Eromero at August 05, 2022 07:43 AM (gktX6)

13 Morning again, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo, No Cheetos allowed on the 'toon at August 05, 2022 07:43 AM (nb5Ym)

14 Good morning dear morons and happy birthday JJ

Your essay is kind of a bummer JJ.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 05, 2022 07:44 AM (EZebt)

15
g'mornin' again, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 05, 2022 07:44 AM (ENBF0)

16 Trump 2024: "If I win, they will kill me. And then they will kill you"

As slogans go...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 05, 2022 07:45 AM (6FeV1)

17 I thought banks were out of the college loan business. Isn't it all Uncle Sam loans? Or does Uncle Sam just guarantee the loans and the banks still originate them?

Posted by: olddog in mo, No Cheetos allowed on the 'toon at August 05, 2022 07:45 AM (nb5Ym)

18 Lucky China doesn't make any booze anyone cares about as China announces unspecified sanctions on Nanzi. Also halts 'dialogue' with U.S. on climate change, military issues, anti-drug work over Taiwan visit.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 05, 2022 07:45 AM (yikp0)

19 I didn't really follow the Alex Jones trial. But now I'm finding out the judge was probably already biased against him and she ruled he couldn't provide his own defense?

Posted by: Augustine at August 05, 2022 07:45 AM (BDZWU)

20 Are you on Central Time now, JJ?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 05, 2022 07:45 AM (yQpMk)

21 Moronin', Hourde!

Posted by: Hans O'Lo at August 05, 2022 07:46 AM (u7pQw)

22 20 Are you on Central Time now, JJ?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 05, 2022 07:45 AM (yQpMk)

Yes.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 05, 2022 07:46 AM (x0n13)

23 I have begun to think that the terms "The Establishment" and "The STATE" are inadequate. I think I will start using the term "The Empire"!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 05, 2022 07:46 AM (hOUT3)

24 14 Good morning dear morons and happy birthday JJ

Your essay is kind of a bummer JJ.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 05, 2022 07:44 AM (EZebt)

I call it like I see it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 05, 2022 07:47 AM (x0n13)

25 "Woke activists are working overtime to silence comedians whose speech, they claim, causes harm — but their crusade is nothing new."
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Bari Wiess has a really excellent podcast interview on this subject with contemporary comedian Andrew Schulz. He is a surprisingly articulate and thoughtful guy, in between the unavoidably constant self-promotion, and has a refreshingly abrupt take on cancel culture ("fuck 'em"!).

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 05, 2022 07:47 AM (wsJPE)

26 Dick Cheney Is A War Criminal Who Should Be Castrated!

Never Give Up Your Guns!

Rootin For Putin!

Free Buffalo Guy!

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 05, 2022 07:47 AM (2CExO)

27 But now I'm finding out the judge was probably already biased against him and she ruled he couldn't provide his own defense?
Posted by: Augustine at August 05, 2022 07:45 AM (BDZWU)


And yet people said Soros could never buy the judicial system!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 05, 2022 07:47 AM (hOUT3)

28 I'm not remembering any prominent Democrat who spoke of some populist Democrat the way Dickhead is speaking of Trump.

Posted by: davidt at August 05, 2022 07:48 AM (oTZbj)

29 In fact, U.S. fatalities in Iraq totaled 4,598, with another 32,000 injured.

Fuck the whole damn Chaney family!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 05, 2022 07:48 AM (BRHaw)

30 French authorities are tracking a Beluga whale from the Arctic that's ended up in the Seine River. [BTW, news chyron here misspelled it as 'Artic'!]

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 05, 2022 07:49 AM (yikp0)

31 I had a flight that I’m supposed to be high-tailing it to, and I had understood that we were going to be done at 1:30, so that’s how we ended up where we are,” Wray told Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking member who asked why the rush.

PS Fuck you old man!!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 05, 2022 07:49 AM (BRHaw)

32 "Secession, national divorce, Balkanization? Or us or them? This shit cannot go on."

The next R POTUS first tries to bring the administrative state to heel(ie broad axe, epic reductions in the admin state) and if/when that fails, see the quoted passage.

Posted by: Voter theater. at August 05, 2022 07:49 AM (0dBWD)

33 BTW, before I go-

Did Lake win? I mean really win? Certified and everything? In that case, I admit I was wrong.

I'll still say she won't win the general, though.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 05, 2022 07:49 AM (AW0uW)

34 Can we rewind for a minute? Why the fuck is an ad for a Congresswoman all about Trump? He's not running against Lizard.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 05, 2022 07:49 AM (zm+d5)

35 I would like more information about these Establishment Restoration cocks. Sounds simply super.

Posted by: Ms. Lindsey Graham at August 05, 2022 07:50 AM (jk/El)

36 ". . . who cares if the lawsuit prevents thousands of south Texas citizens from having jobs and a thriving economy? It is more important Guevera doesn’t have to hear loud noises."
Environmentalists Opposed to Starship at Boca Chica Appeal Dismissal of Their Lawsuit



As I understand it, the heavy booster for Starship will literally deafen anyone living in Boca, and there are still people living there. Something like 220db.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 05, 2022 07:50 AM (yQpMk)

37 Some are experiencing schadenfreude over Christopher Wray getting grilled on Capitol Hill but what, if anything, is going to happen to him and his underlings who are nothing more than political hit men with a badge?

You'd have to be almost crazily naive to think anything will happen to Wray, or any other FBI criminal, as a result of their plots against citizens and coup-attempts against citizen rule of government.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 05, 2022 07:50 AM (wsJPE)

38 Politics makes for strange bedfellows. Now roll over.

Posted by: Dick Cheney's warcock at August 05, 2022 07:51 AM (sn5EN)

39 India's central bank raises prime to 5.4%

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 05, 2022 07:51 AM (yikp0)

40 So, Trump has two disgraced Vice Presidents with vile offspring nipping at his ankles.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 05, 2022 07:51 AM (PJRzw)

41 [Pillsbury Homeboy] King

ha

Talcum X

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 05, 2022 07:52 AM (BRHaw)

42 and they pass the "Inflation Reduction Act" this weekend...

That and the commentary above warrant my now unbridled pessimism.

Posted by: Ziba at August 05, 2022 07:52 AM (4h9M3)

43 Good morning, JJ.

Good morning, Horde.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 07:52 AM (WWh8n)

44 As I understand it, the heavy booster for Starship will literally deafen anyone living in Boca, and there are still people living there. Something like 220db.
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It's only the one road with a few small houses, afaik, and I would guess SpaceX moves those folks out before a launch.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 05, 2022 07:52 AM (wsJPE)

45 Wray knows that nothing will happen to him. I'm surprised he showed at all.

Posted by: blaster at August 05, 2022 07:52 AM (6TxNR)

46 @34

>>Why the fuck is an ad for a Congresswoman all about Trump? He's not running against Lizard.

Her only hope is to whip up the the dem crazies to vote for her, attacking Trump is like catnip to those retards.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 05, 2022 07:53 AM (OTm0W)

47 The United States ran a merchandise trade deficit of $200,096,600,000 with the People’s Republic of China in the first six months of this year, according to data released today by the Census Bureau.

Just plain old fucking stupid!!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 05, 2022 07:53 AM (BRHaw)

48 So Manchin had a deal, but it was changed to suit Sinema. Are the whores in the Squad just expected to lie back and think of Puerto Rico when it hits the House? What about all those SALT staters? But they will, you can book it.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at August 05, 2022 07:53 AM (oWBc3)

49 That and the commentary above warrant my now unbridled pessimism.
Posted by: Ziba


The US seems to be rapidly approaching the "Abandon Hope All Ye Who Reside Here!" phase.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 05, 2022 07:53 AM (hOUT3)

50 Golliwog says we have shown "RESOUNDING support" for the Inflation Gets Bigger Act.

Bruh.

Posted by: Ziba at August 05, 2022 07:54 AM (4h9M3)

51 High initial unemployment claims do not indicate that there are a large number of new people seeking unemployment benefits.

-Paul Krugman, probably

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 05, 2022 07:55 AM (hwoGt)

52 Happy Friday, JJ & Horde

Posted by: Inogame, non alius regit at August 05, 2022 07:55 AM (53oGX)

53 man, that was a lot of content. great, if infuriating, work JJ.

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 05, 2022 07:55 AM (p03vF)

54 Wray knows that nothing will happen to him. I'm surprised he showed at all.
Posted by: blaster at August 05, 2022 07:52 AM (6TxNR)


Wray most assuredly has access to the complete unedited Epstein files. He has nothing to worry about!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 05, 2022 07:55 AM (hOUT3)

55 I mean, make no mistake, what the government has done will sow the seeds for I think a very, very sharp recovery,” Zandi told CNN in September of 2008. The Obama recovery would end up being the slowest in American history. As late as 2014, Zandi was still claiming Obamacare was slowing health care costs, even though individual health care premiums would double.

How can someone be an EXPERT and ne WRONG every fucking time??

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 05, 2022 07:55 AM (BRHaw)

56 Some are experiencing schadenfreude over Christopher Wray getting grilled on Capitol Hill but what, if anything, is going to happen to him and his underlings who are nothing more than political hit men with a badge?
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Nothing. Christopher Wray won during that hearing. He showed up, sauntered in, refused to answer questions meaningfully, prevaricated for a while, then glanced at his watch and dismissed himself with what essentially a, "yeah, I'm done playing and I have way more important shit to do than talk to a bunch of useless senators. See ya," move. He walked out of that chamber and onto his plane. He not only didn't cooperate with the investigation as is normal (the normal move being to pretend to care and show ersatz respect while spouting obvious lies to Congress), he spit on their floor, waved his dick around and then left.

I am actually somewhat grateful that this happened. Congressional inquiries and hearings are pointless and stupid and full of liars doing a stuffy ballet of deceit. Wray took a shortcut on all that and showed the Senate for what they are: pointless, powerless and useless.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 07:55 AM (WWh8n)

57 The Chinese hate us and want us dead. But also we want cheap rubber dog shit.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 05, 2022 07:56 AM (hwoGt)

58 Are the Hadid sisters actually known for any particularly difficult accomplishments?

I mean besides almost wearing clothes.
And walking.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 05, 2022 07:57 AM (1n+EO)

59 he spit on their floor, waved his dick around and then left.

Common now Joe, who has not done that??

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 05, 2022 07:57 AM (BRHaw)

60 WV man sentenced to 3 years in prison for sending emails threatening Dr. Anthony Fauci and another U.S. federal health official, Dr, Francis Collins, for speaking about Covid-19.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 05, 2022 07:57 AM (yikp0)

61 48 So Manchin had a deal, but it was changed to suit Sinema. Are the whores in the Squad just expected to lie back and think of Puerto Rico when it hits the House? What about all those SALT staters? But they will, you can book it.
Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at August 05, 2022 07:53 AM (oWBc3)

And this is why we need to flip the Senate in November, if just to stop the bleeding. Dems in power will always pass sh&t to worsen the country, even if it takes them awhile. Repubs will pass nothing, but with Dems still in the White House for 2 years, that's fine...

Posted by: Nova local at August 05, 2022 07:57 AM (exHjb)

62 Wray said he was "deeply troubled."

Sit down and shut up now.

Posted by: Ziba at August 05, 2022 07:58 AM (4h9M3)

63 >he spit on their floor, waved his dick around and then left.


Spit?

Posted by: davidt at August 05, 2022 07:58 AM (oTZbj)

64 Trump will run. And with a platform to dismiss the top tier at several agencies. And to recognize that we're in a serious cold war with the Chi-Coms.

This is survival folks.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 05, 2022 07:58 AM (i0slg)

65 Wray will investigate wray to see if wray did anything wrong. If necessary, wray will refer wray to Garland for prosecution.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 05, 2022 07:59 AM (hwoGt)

66 Thanks for the shout-out to Pat Carroll. She was a tremendously funny actress.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 05, 2022 07:59 AM (sVtYq)

67 Newsweek claims the Dick Cheney ad denouncing Trump has had over 6 million views. The population of Wyoming is right at ~600,000. Possibilities include:

[ ] 10 views each for every Wyoming resident

[ ] 1 view each for 6 million bots

[ ] 6 million views for Adam Schiff, masturbating furiously each time, leaving him a desiccated husk

Posted by: Muldoon at August 05, 2022 07:59 AM (kXYt5)

68 It's only the one road with a few small houses, afaik, and I would guess SpaceX moves those folks out before a launch.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 05, 2022 07:52 AM (wsJPE)



So far Musk has been unable to seize these retirees homes via eminent domain, though he is bribing encouraging the state to do so.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 05, 2022 07:59 AM (yQpMk)

69 It's difficult for me to imagine that we have so many delusional people governing us in Congress and the WH. I know there are really stupid and uninformed people in our electorate, however, are there that many that believe the likes of AOC, Liz Cheney, Maxine Waters, President rutabaga and on, and, on I could go. Woohoo gas prices are down so the rutabaga is doing something right and then they grocery shop and a jar of marinara sauce is up 300%. They cannot be that stupid.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at August 05, 2022 08:00 AM (2NHgQ)

70 Wray will investigate wray to see if wray did anything wrong. If necessary, wray will refer wray to Garland for prosecution.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 05, 2022 07:59 AM (hwoGt)

This is what we in The Business call "a nutshell".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 05, 2022 08:00 AM (6FeV1)

71 I have a new antenna channel that plays documentaries all day. Watched one that said Japan had a nuclear bomb and successufully tested it in Korea a couple of weeks before we bombed the shit out of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end the war. Am I the only one who had never heard this before?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at August 05, 2022 08:00 AM (sRUs0)

72 Why do we need a "food security expert?" And why is this fool a paid shill for the CCP?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 05, 2022 08:00 AM (YIVH2)

73 His tag says "Hon Christopher Wray"

Nothing "honorable" about that deep-state sh*tstain.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 05, 2022 08:00 AM (vcv8B)

74 Glad to see Stabenow out of the China closet on this deal. Too bad the unions no longer control the voting machines in Detroit. Oob la dee, oob la dah, life goes on.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at August 05, 2022 08:00 AM (oWBc3)

75 Take it FWIW, but IMO, perhaps Trump should, once he wins the nomination (if he does), make this a centerpiece of his campaign - "make no mistake, friends, the State does not want me to win, and it certainly does not want YOU to win. Prepare for anything and remember your Constitutional rights."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 05, 2022 07:42 AM (AW0uW)

This would actually be an excellent idea. Not just because it's true, but because it reinforces that Donald Trump is a massive threat to the Epsteinite power structure. Ron DeSantis can prove himself, but merely suspending Soros minions doesn't inspire me the way Trump has.

But I don't mind either way. Let them go after Trump. He's not just protecting us from them: he's protecting them from us. If anything happens, their last line of legitimacy is down. So bring it.

Posted by: trev006 at August 05, 2022 08:00 AM (vMboA)

76 I have begun to think that the terms "The Establishment" and "The STATE" are inadequate. I think I will start using the term "The Empire"!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 05, 2022 07:46 AM (hOUT3)

hey hey, we did nothing wrong...

- The Empire in Star Wars

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 05, 2022 08:00 AM (p03vF)

77 High initial unemployment claims do not indicate that there are a large number of new people seeking unemployment benefits.

-Paul Krugman, probably


Given he signed off on finances at Enron, there's not even a need to make stuff up Krugman might have said.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 05, 2022 08:00 AM (zm+d5)

78 Front Page Magazine writes a lot of weird stuff. A good example is todays 3,000 word movie review of Fake Pope Francis' flawed election. Their point is that his ascendency to the papacy didn't follow the letter of canon law, and is therefore invalid, and Francis is a heretic. Strong words.

Won't it be (darkly) humorous if Benedict outlives Frankie?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 05, 2022 08:01 AM (wsJPE)

79 Higher education finance needs to be overhauled. As for the people stuck in the system now, too damn bad. You signed the contract and you're stuck with it. I could see supporting an interest-accumulation cap as a compromise, but no forgiveness and no changing of terms.

Going forward, though, massive reform. Pick a date - say May 15 of 2023 or something like that - and impose new rules as of that date. New rules like the federal government exiting the student loan business, full removal of federal support for higher education students (all grants and scholarships and the like - all direct student support, in its entirety), removal of federal grants to any university for any reason if the project has any Chinese nationals or the university has Chinese-sponsored or Chinese national directors and removing the bankruptcy exemption for student loans.

It'll be messy. Enrollments will plummet. A lot of universities outside the Tier 1 group will go bankrupt. Budgets will be cut to the bone. The big dogs will still be big dogs, but the rest will fall. Five years from now, there will be new schools and costs will probably fall by 50% or more.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 08:01 AM (WWh8n)

80 How about some good news?

Girl F. has become engaged to her bf.

He's a foreigner yes but still a very nice boy and we are thrilled for them both.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 05, 2022 08:01 AM (EZebt)

81 The monkeypox virus spreads through prolonged and close skin-to-skin contact, including hugging, cuddling and kissing, as well as sharing bedding, towels and clothing. The people who have gotten sick so far have been primarily men who have sex with men. But health officials emphasize that the virus can infect anyone.

Judges would have also accepted buttfucking morons!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 05, 2022 08:02 AM (BRHaw)

82 64 Trump will run. And with a platform to dismiss the top tier at several agencies. And to recognize that we're in a serious cold war with the Chi-Coms.

This is survival folks.
Posted by: Ignoramus at August 05, 2022 07:58 AM (i0slg)

Trump will run. I think we're getting to the point DeSantis will, too. I can't tell you who wins that race, except to say that women will probably decide it - if they stay home, Trump wins. If they don't, DeSantis does. Primaries/caucuses always have lower turnout than elections, so who turns out will decide it.

Posted by: Nova local at August 05, 2022 08:02 AM (exHjb)

83 I am actually somewhat grateful that this happened. Congressional inquiries and hearings are pointless and stupid and full of liars doing a stuffy ballet of deceit. Wray took a shortcut on all that and showed the Senate for what they are: pointless, powerless and useless.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 07:55 AM (WWh8n)


Every Congressional Hearing I have ever observed or listened to made me feel like I had lost IQ points by the end.
The one exception was Judge Bork's appearance while under consideration for the Supreme Court. The brilliance of his answers made me feel this is obviously a man that should be on the Supreme Court while at the same time clearly signaled to me that the Senate would never let a man like that EVER get on the SC.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 05, 2022 08:02 AM (hOUT3)

84 High unemployment numbers are a sign of a strong economy where people feel financially secure enough to quit their jobs and have fun.

-Paul Krugman

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 05, 2022 08:02 AM (hwoGt)

85 "I think I will start using the term "The Empire"!"

I've been calling it The Borg, the unhole alliance of BigGov, Academia, Media and co-opted companies.

Mussolini and Hitler would recognize it and be envious.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 05, 2022 08:03 AM (i0slg)

86 Eh, kinky boots probably just lost her election in 2024. I've said for a few weeks, we are going to see more of this nonsense in Congress between now and November. It is a super long lame duck session, and they have to get as much from the trough now before it is gone. This includes Sinema.

The main topic is why I want Trump to run. If we are going to have to live in a tyrannical dictatorship, I want the masks off completely, and for the citizens to know it. Make them have to blatantly assassinate him to stop him.

AP finally called the AZ governor race for Lake. I told you that race was over.

Weirdly the surprise of my night was that WA-03 is NOT over. Joe Kent has been quietly inching up on Butler for that second spot on the ballot. I don't want to get any hopes up, but it is possible he could end up beating Butler.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 05, 2022 08:03 AM (5p7BC)

87 Newsweek claims the Dick Cheney ad denouncing Trump has had over 6 million views. The population of Wyoming is right at ~600,000. Possibilities include:

Posted by: Muldoon at August 05, 2022 07:59 AM (kXYt5)
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I'd be a little curious to see the ratio of likes/dislikes. Many YouTube videos are being "ratioed" into oblivion because the viewers despise the content. (Amazon's Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is a prime example.)

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 05, 2022 08:03 AM (YIVH2)

88 Newsweek claims the Dick Cheney ad denouncing Trump has had over 6 million views. The population of Wyoming is right at ~600,000. Possibilities include:

[ ] 10 views each for every Wyoming resident

[ ] 1 view each for 6 million bots

[ ] 6 million views for Adam Schiff, masturbating furiously each time, leaving him a desiccated husk
Posted by: Muldoon at August 05, 2022 07:59 AM (kXYt5)
[ ] It's the internet, view counts don't mean anything except to advertisers, "hate clicks" are still clicks, anyone can watch this can untargeted ad, and it is utterly irrelevant to outcomes in Wyoming.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 08:04 AM (WWh8n)

89 80 How about some good news?

Girl F. has become engaged to her bf.

He's a foreigner yes but still a very nice boy and we are thrilled for them both.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 05, 2022 08:01 AM (EZebt)

Congrats to the happy couple - awesome news!

Posted by: Nova local at August 05, 2022 08:04 AM (exHjb)

90 Going forward, though, massive reform. Pick a date - say May 15 of 2023 or something like that - and impose new rules as of that date. New rules like the federal government exiting the student loan business, full removal of federal support for higher education students (all grants and scholarships and the like - all direct student support, in its entirety), removal of federal grants to any university for any reason if the project has any Chinese nationals or the university has Chinese-sponsored or Chinese national directors and removing the bankruptcy exemption for student loans.

It'll be messy. Enrollments will plummet. A lot of universities outside the Tier 1 group will go bankrupt.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 08:01 AM (WWh8n)

I love the idea of crashing the Ponzi scheme, but that's also why no politician is going to make that happen. I don't particularly care, though, because spiking interest rates will do what Washington never will. Things that are unsustainable AND toxic will be destroyed.

Posted by: trev006 at August 05, 2022 08:04 AM (vMboA)

91 "hey hey, we did nothing wrong...

- The Empire in Star Wars"

Don't look at us..
All we got wrong was those pesky Reavers.

Posted by: The Alliance at August 05, 2022 08:04 AM (1n+EO)

92 Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 05, 2022 08:01 AM (EZebt)
++++
Congrats to your daughter!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 08:05 AM (WWh8n)

93 Dick “Dick” Cheney has provided a timely reminder about the extreme danger posed by the Republican Party ( the danger of the Rats being well known).

Red wave KMA. No GOP. MAGA only

Posted by: Beavis at August 05, 2022 08:05 AM (ZGlod)

94 They cannot be that stupid.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine


Funny, I thought you were far too smart to make a statement like that.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 05, 2022 08:05 AM (hOUT3)

95 I have begun to think that the terms "The Establishment" and "The STATE" are inadequate. I think I will start using the term "The Empire"!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 05, 2022 07:46 AM (hOUT3)
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Say what you like about the Empire in Star Wars, but Emperor Palpatine got shit DONE!

"Emperor" Biden I, on the other hand...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 05, 2022 08:06 AM (YIVH2)

96 I need to get stuff done, then drive up to NAS Oceana today.

Later.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 05, 2022 08:06 AM (1n+EO)

97 I'd say The Regime is appropriate as well.

Posted by: Augustine at August 05, 2022 08:06 AM (BDZWU)

98 I love the idea of crashing the Ponzi scheme, but that's also why no politician is going to make that happen. I don't particularly care, though, because spiking interest rates will do what Washington never will. Things that are unsustainable AND toxic will be destroyed.
Posted by: trev006 at August 05, 2022 08:04 AM (vMboA)
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Yup. My scheme for college finance is something I think will work, not something I think will ever happen. Nothing will be rolled back, undone or reformed. Not in higher education, not in the government more broadly, nowhere. It keeps going until the whole ball of wax decoheres and the system fails in its entirety.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 08:06 AM (WWh8n)

99 Glenn Reynolds: "We’d like to live in a world where we can trust the experts, both to know what to do and to promote policies that will help us.

JJ

Good Link:

https://tinyurl.com/vjfe5s9k

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 05, 2022 08:07 AM (BRHaw)

100 And this is why we need to flip the Senate in November, if just to stop the bleeding. Dems in power will always pass sh&t to worsen the country, even if it takes them awhile. Repubs will pass nothing

*

It's interesting to note that the republicans only passed their tax cuts that will expire because they were trying to get re-elected. The democrats are passing this because they suspect they aren't.

Compare and contrast.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 05, 2022 08:07 AM (/PDHC)

101 Biden has already been forgiving acccruing interest on student debt, starting back when the virus hit. This has been worth $5,000 to the averge borrower. If this seems high, many have large debt loads, including newly minted lawyers.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 05, 2022 08:07 AM (i0slg)

102 Japan had a nuclear bomb and successfully tested it in Korea a couple of weeks before we bombed the shit out of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end the war. Am I the only one who had never heard this before?
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The History Channel here had one about the Germans were never close to building a bomb and the Norwegian heavy water production wasn't very large; but that the Japs were much further ahead. I don't recall them detonating a test though. There's probably more info online though.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 05, 2022 08:07 AM (yikp0)

103 "Like everything else and every other issue, the Democrats are the ones that call the tune and define the terms so that all the GOP can do is whimper and moan that they have a better and slightly cheaper solution that only exacerbates the problem by making America poorer and less free. As intended."


Well said J.J., the stupid party always falls into this trap.

Posted by: lowandslow at August 05, 2022 08:07 AM (qH6FZ)

104 Dick “Dick” Cheney has provided a timely reminder about the extreme danger posed by the Republican Party...

--

Dick Cheney is a crystal clear reminder of why Trump could get nothing done when Republicans controlled Congress during his presidency. Nearly all of them are filth, and there is no light between them -- and the mindset of Dick Cheney.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 05, 2022 08:07 AM (sVtYq)

105 Dick Cheney's comments shouldn't be dismissed. He has deep roots in the IC... still. Whether The State will "take Trump out" as he said is debatable. That action by itself would open a pretty big can of worms The State might not want to deal with. The State will however make every effort to keep Trump off any and all ballots. On that account they may very well succeed.

Trump still has much to learn about The State.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 05, 2022 08:07 AM (BFigT)

106 the Turtle, being the legislative genius that he is, coulda delayed the chips bill until after the election

Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 08:08 AM (us2H3)

107

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 05, 2022 08:08 AM (SWi3y)

108 0 How about some good news?

Girl F. has become engaged to her bf.

He's a foreigner yes but still a very nice boy and we are thrilled for them both.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 05, 2022 08:01 AM (EZebt)
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very happy news, indeed!

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 05, 2022 08:08 AM (wsJPE)

109 Not just Trump, DeSantis will be taken out too -- or the attempt made. I have no doubt about it. We've crossed the Rubicon, or at least the oligarchy has, and every premise we've ever held about the social compact (premises the Republicans cling to out of fear and denial) have been shattered and lie in shards at our feet. The enemy cares less and less each day about exposure or reprisal and will not stop unless and until it is made to stop.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 05, 2022 08:08 AM (H8QX8)

110 I need to get stuff done, then drive up to NAS Oceana today.
Later.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


Safe travels VIA!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 05, 2022 08:08 AM (hOUT3)

111 Bureaucratic incompetence and Food and Drug Administration foot-dragging. Bureaucrats allowed the vaccine to expire without being replaced because they wanted to develop a freeze-dried version with a longer shelf life. But FDA delays in approval meant that the new vaccine didn’t appear even as the old vaccine expired. The end result was that when a vaccine was needed, nothing was available.

FDA has killed moar people than the Japanese Imperial Army!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 05, 2022 08:08 AM (BRHaw)

112 When the four year university degree ceases to be seen as a valuable commodity, the ponzi scheme will fall on its own. And another will rise in its place.

I honestly think we're on the right trajectory for that to happen. Eventually.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 05, 2022 08:08 AM (6FeV1)

113 Say what you like about the Empire in Star Wars, but Emperor Palpatine got shit DONE!

"Emperor" Biden I, on the other hand...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 05, 2022 08:06 AM (YIVH2)
===

What Palpatine did in his free time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyfFyLNbaxo

Posted by: Augustine at August 05, 2022 08:09 AM (BDZWU)

114 we are thrilled for them both.
Posted by: San Franpsycho
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Congratulations!

Posted by: olddog in mo, No Cheetos allowed on the 'toon at August 05, 2022 08:10 AM (nb5Ym)

115 It's interesting to note that the republicans only passed their tax cuts that will expire because they were trying to get re-elected. The democrats are passing this because they suspect they aren't.

Compare and contrast.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 05, 2022 08:07 AM (/PDHC)
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The Republicans passed their tax cuts that will expire so they could use it to hold people hostage and force them to re-elect Republicans for fear of losing it. It was a cynical and craven move. I am all for universal sunsetting, but this was tactical sunsetting to have a built-in campaign issue in the future. It's sleazy. It isn't evil like the Dems, but that doesn't mean it's visionary. It's exactly the same thing the Dems do with student loan forgiveness - use it as the stick.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 08:10 AM (WWh8n)

116 French authorities are tracking a Beluga whale from the Arctic that's ended up in the Seine River.

*******

Hope it's not Jewish.

The French outlawed Jew sea whales!

Posted by: Muldoon at August 05, 2022 08:10 AM (kXYt5)

117 Senate GOP led By Cronyn, roll over on guns and the Chips deal to help Biden.

But now they are upset, because you guessed it, Tax raises and More IRS agents to scour the country clubs. they feed the beast, and now finally are upset. McConnell got rolled

Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 08:10 AM (WY8d2)

118 " Watched one that said Japan had a nuclear bomb and successufully tested it in Korea a couple of weeks before we bombed the shit out of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end the war. "

That may be the silliest fib that I've ever heard.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 05, 2022 08:11 AM (i0slg)

119 The dems are the party of wealthy white people.

Green energy - a transfer of wealth from poor people to wealthy whites to subsidize investments and purchases of 'green' products.

Raising corporate taxes - mostly paid by consumers of big corporations, ie, working class people, does not affect investors, ie wealthy white people.

Student loan forgiveness - a transfer of wealth from non college educated to college educated wealthy whites.

The interesting part is that they don't even hide it. They literally only support legislation favored by wealthy white people.

Posted by: MJ at August 05, 2022 08:11 AM (zwDuR)

120 F&F showing the first bus of illegals arriving in New York City from Texas sent by Governor Abbott.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 05, 2022 08:12 AM (NpAcC)

121 Debtors? If you took out a student loan, you will pay it back or else suffer the consequences of being a deadbeat.


Does the government disburse the money to universities in full when a loan is taken out from the government or does the government only disburse the money as loan payments are made?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 05, 2022 08:12 AM (+JIgU)

122 FFS, the IRS will now be doubled in size.

In effect, having a small business will be a crime. Audits will be the punishment. Audits run by TSA rejects.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 05, 2022 08:12 AM (i0slg)

123 into many cheating dim head winds, the AZ GOP smashed primary voting records

lets see if Gov Doozy endores Lake

the chicken fucker Meijer, appeared with Gibbs but stop short of endorsing him

Meijer still smarting that the dims fucked him over

stoopid fucker

Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 08:12 AM (us2H3)

124 106 the Turtle, being the legislative genius that he is, coulda delayed the chips bill until after the election
Posted by: REDACTED


The Graft Must Flow!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 05, 2022 08:13 AM (hOUT3)

125 I have a new antenna channel that plays documentaries all day. Watched one that said Japan had a nuclear bomb and successufully tested it in Korea a couple of weeks before we bombed the shit out of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end the war. Am I the only one who had never heard this before?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at August 05, 2022 08:00 AM (sRUs0)
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Japan didn't have the bomb. They might now, but they didn't then. Keep in mind that while we did get it, it was the result of the largest unified industrial operation in the history of man. The Manhattan Project's scale is unfathomable, and the Japanese couldn't do it. They were severely resource-constrained and couldn't fuel or finance such an operation. The home islands were never flush with resources, even at the peak of Imperial Japanese power in the Pacific. There is no way the Japanese had the bomb back in the 40s.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 08:13 AM (WWh8n)

126 Hrothgar, Emperor bai-din is controlled by darth soros?

Posted by: Eromero at August 05, 2022 08:13 AM (gktX6)

127 Joe Kent is currently about 1000 votes behind with about 33,000 votes yet to count. I saw an analysis on who votes at the last minute like this, and a large number of them are people who don't trust the election officials to not cheat. So they show up at the last minute, bring their mail-in ballot by hand and make the clerks open the ballot in front of them to make sure their vote is counted.

That type of voter is going to vote for Joe Kent.

Back of the envelope, Kent needs to take about 56% of the remaining votes that are for him or Butler.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 05, 2022 08:14 AM (5p7BC)

128 What Palpatine did in his free time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyfFyLNbaxo
Posted by: Augustine at August 05, 2022 08:09 AM (BDZWU)
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Interesting video. I recently read "Darth Plagueis" which covers much of this information.

Though I was expecting a Robot Chicken video of the Emperor (they are all hilarious)

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 05, 2022 08:14 AM (YIVH2)

129 IRS rapidly expanding. Rapidly accumulating weapons and ammunition.

Tell me the junta is gonna use the IRS as their new shock troops without telling me...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 05, 2022 08:14 AM (6FeV1)

130 French authorities are tracking a Beluga whale from the Arctic that's ended up in the Seine River.
*******
Hope it's not Jewish.

The French outlawed Jew sea whales!

Posted by: Muldoon at August 05, 2022 08:10 AM (kXYt5)

I don't know whether to boo or clap.

well done Muldoon...

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 05, 2022 08:14 AM (p03vF)

131 "They literally only support legislation favored by wealthy white people."

Notice that Sinema held out over taxation of "carried interest," a matter of vital importance to hedge fund operators.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 05, 2022 08:14 AM (i0slg)

132 Ironic, really, that Dick Cheney called Donald Trump a "Coward".

Keep in mind dear readers, Donald Trump didn't need to run for President. I'm quite certain he would have been happy living his best life as a wealthy real estate guy, playing golf at one of his courses, spending time with his beautiful wife and family, etc.

Running for office as a Republican, he immediately, practically overnight, became Domestic Enemy Numero Uno, as if a switch had been thrown. And he had to know that going in.

Part of the problem with today's politics, is the kind of executive and business leaders needed in government - the people who actually know how to do stuff, who understand things, they want nothing to do with politics, and far too often the people who do, have no business anywhere near the levers of power.

I'd argue Cheney has it exactly wrong - it took a hell of a lot of courage to take on the slings and arrows of both the Republican and the Democrat Establishment, the Media, The intelligence agencies, the foreign governments, the media ...

The guy is a force of nature, you don't have to like the guy, but he'd never run for public office before.

Posted by: Common Tater at August 05, 2022 08:14 AM (vu7c1)

133 In effect, having a small business will be a crime. Audits will be the punishment. Audits run by TSA rejects.
Posted by: Ignoramus at August 05, 2022 08:12 AM (i0slg)

reason # 443 why I'm glad I retired

boy's, better keep your travel log up to date

Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 08:14 AM (us2H3)

134 all eyes on the people of Arizona. they voted in these two pieces of left wing shit in Synema and Kelly. Per Phoenix business experts, Phoenix will get crushed on these new taxes.

After this, if Lake and Masters lose those races, that state is officially California East

Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 08:15 AM (WY8d2)

135 As reported by Post Millennial correspondent and TPUSA Ambassador Katie Daviscourt, Facebook ran interference for President Biden’s failing economic agenda by slapping a “fact-check” on one of the nation’s most accomplished US economists.

The is not the bad economy you are looking for

*waves hand*

Posted by: JoeBi Wan Bidenobi at August 05, 2022 08:15 AM (BRHaw)

136 Japan had a nuclear bomb and successfully tested it in Korea a couple of weeks before we bombed the shit out of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end the war. Am I the only one who had never heard this before?
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I knew they were enriching uranium and researching a bomb but I don't think they actually ever tested one, or even were able to build a prototype. I thought they were far from an actual bomb. Is there evidence on your claim?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 05, 2022 08:15 AM (wsJPE)

137 Hrothgar, Emperor bai-din is controlled by darth soros?
Posted by: Eromero at August 05, 2022 08:13 AM (gktX6)
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Soros certainly looks and acts like a Sith Lord...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 05, 2022 08:15 AM (YIVH2)

138 Does the government disburse the money to universities in full when a loan is taken out from the government or does the government only disburse the money as loan payments are made?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 05, 2022 08:12 AM (+JIgU)
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Neither, usually. Student loans are usually issued to the student. I went through that rigmarole before the government takeover, so it might have changed, but only one of my lenders disbursed directly to the university. Most of my loans landed in my checking account, and I then cut a check to the university.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 08:15 AM (WWh8n)

139 The dems are the party of wealthy white people.


That's not really fair.

I think that Shamiqua's Inner City Semi-Conductors Corporation will really benefit for the Chips For America Act.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 05, 2022 08:15 AM (+JIgU)

140 Though I was expecting a Robot Chicken video of the Emperor (they are all hilarious)
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 05, 2022 08:14 AM (YIVH2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F1d3QWsyk0

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 05, 2022 08:15 AM (p03vF)

141 86 Eh, kinky boots ... . This includes Sinema.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 05, 2022 08:03 AM (5p7BC)


So I'm taking: "kinky boots" = Sinema

I missed this one ... thought it might be AOC.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at August 05, 2022 08:16 AM (5Qjf9)

142 133. What the marxists want. They do not want anybody to open a small business and think for themselves

Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 08:16 AM (WY8d2)

143 Not just Trump, DeSantis will be taken out too -- or the attempt made. I have no doubt about it. We've crossed the Rubicon, or at least the oligarchy has, and every premise we've ever held about the social compact (premises the Republicans cling to out of fear and denial) have been shattered and lie in shards at our feet. The enemy cares less and less each day about exposure or reprisal and will not stop unless and until it is made to stop.
Posted by: Ordinary American at August 05, 2022 08:08 AM (H8QX

True, but now that Hispanics support Trump (?!) the cabal has to be genuinely panicking. The goal was to divide America and flee for "safe" areas like New Zealand and London during the chaos. Many residents of the USA hate Trump, of course, but they're overwhelmingly the soft-handed, unarmed, unprepared urbanites. Of course there is no shortage of LEOs and soldiers ready to take the cabal's shilling, but they'll be needed just to secure strongholds like NYC and Washington.

So don't worry. We can do without the CDC and the EPA. Hell, destroying the FBI to the last man can only benefit the country.

Posted by: trev006 at August 05, 2022 08:17 AM (vMboA)

144 ha MUL

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 05, 2022 08:17 AM (BRHaw)

145 Though I was expecting a Robot Chicken video of the Emperor (they are all hilarious)
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 05, 2022 08:14 AM (YIVH2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F1d3QWsyk0
Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 05, 2022 08:15 AM (p03vF)
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That one never gets old!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 05, 2022 08:17 AM (YIVH2)

146 The French outlawed Jew sea whales!

Posted by: Muldoon at August 05, 2022 08:10 AM (kXYt5)

The Outlaw Jew Sea Whales!

Posted by: trev006 at August 05, 2022 08:18 AM (vMboA)

147 Businessinsider:
Twitter paid to join a political group fighting against abortion as criticism from Republican lawmakers heats up

Posted by: Neo at August 05, 2022 08:18 AM (2eet0)

148 If Blake Masters ousts Mr. Spaceman

Sinnabuns is gonna shit in her boots

Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 08:18 AM (us2H3)

149 I am more disgusted with the GOPe this morning than the marxists on this new bill. Washington Generals

Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 08:18 AM (WY8d2)

150 129

Going forward IRS will arrive unannounced on your doorstep with a SWAT team to conduct your audit.

Posted by: Ziba at August 05, 2022 08:19 AM (4h9M3)

151 hiya

Posted by: JT at August 05, 2022 08:19 AM (T4tVD)

152 The monkeypox virus spreads through prolonged and close skin-to-skin contact, including hugging, cuddling and kissing, as well as sharing bedding, towels and clothing. The people who have gotten sick so far have been primarily men who have sex with men. But health officials emphasize that the virus can infect anyone.


5 children are confirmed to have monkeypox in the us. All 5 are close to the gay community. Not kidding.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 05, 2022 08:20 AM (hwoGt)

153 Rats think that anger over abortion will triumph over the economy

Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 08:20 AM (WY8d2)

154 "No-Knock Audits"

And we thought April 15 was already stressful....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 05, 2022 08:20 AM (6FeV1)

155 If Blake Masters ousts Mr. Spaceman

Sinnabuns is gonna shit in her boots

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2024 is a long ways away in terms of Voter Short Term Memory. She'll throw some chum between now and then and they'll forget all about her sellout to their interests.

I never, ever, ever forget to remember the stupidity of the average voter.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 05, 2022 08:20 AM (sVtYq)

156 "Danuri is now on its way to the Moon, with a planned arrival in lunar orbit on December 16, 2022."

Propulsion powered by a pair of AAA batteries?

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at August 05, 2022 08:21 AM (MkuC5)

157 According to the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress, the Nation’s Report Card, only 37% of U.S. public high school seniors are proficient in reading and 24% have reached proficiency in math. Additionally, proficiency is at just 22% in science and a pathetic 12% in U.S. history. This is pre-COVID data

But our our kids can ride a stripper pole at 10 and blow a tranny for comic book money at 12.

PROGRESS

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 05, 2022 08:21 AM (BRHaw)

158 137 Hrothgar, Emperor bai-din is controlled by darth soros?
Posted by: Eromero at August 05, 2022 08:13 AM (gktX6)
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Soros certainly looks and acts like a Sith Lord...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel


Exactly.
In a true Empire, any benefit to the citizens/residents/kulaks within the Empire sphere of control is purely accidental, never planned as a feature!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 05, 2022 08:22 AM (hOUT3)

159 The schadenfreudalicious thing about Darth Cheney's diatribe is that he (not that it was ever in doubt) just guarateed the end of his daughter not just in Wyoming, but in national politics. He just openly told 70% of the voters in Wyoming (and every Trump voter nationwide) that they disgust him and that he hates them.

The GOP-e's true face revealed.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 05, 2022 08:22 AM (r46W7)

160 Businessinsider:
Twitter paid to join a political group fighting against abortion as criticism from Republican lawmakers heats up

- Twitter reportedly paid $25,000 to the Republican Attorneys General Association.
- The group is raising funds to combat "Democrats' pro-abortion agenda."
- A Twitter spokesperson said the funds were paid membership dues and the money won't go to any political candidates.

Posted by: Neo at August 05, 2022 08:22 AM (2eet0)

161 Arizona is facing the rubicon in November. If they relect Kelly after this crap, then it becomes a blue state for sure in 2024

Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 08:23 AM (WY8d2)

162 "Danuri is now on its way to the Moon, with a planned arrival in lunar orbit on December 16, 2022."
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South Korea is planning more lunar launches, I believe I read. SpaceX is getting lots of international business.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 05, 2022 08:23 AM (wsJPE)

163 Dick " Dick" Cheney has found common ground with the same people who accused him of all kinds of evil democracy destroying for 16 years.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 05, 2022 08:23 AM (hwoGt)

164 5 children are confirmed to have monkeypox in the us. All 5 are close to the gay community. Not kidding.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 05, 2022 08:20 AM (hwoGt)
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I think if you were to look at EVERYONE who's contracted it, you'll find someone who is either gay or gay-adjacent (i.e., in regular close proximity to someone who is gay)

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 05, 2022 08:23 AM (YIVH2)

165 Dick Cheney left the DOD almost 30 years ago. He left the VP 13 years ago. Except for the old GOPe hangers on, the 81 year old has about as much influence right now as Bob Dole did. Just like Bidens family dragging Biden into a presidency he is ill equipped to handle, Cheney s family especially Liz should be excoriated for dragging him into the spotlight to blather a nasty partisan rant about a former president for her own selfish reasons.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 05, 2022 08:24 AM (EG1kw)

166 155 2024 is a long ways away in terms of Voter Short Term Memory. She'll throw some chum between now and then and they'll forget all about her sellout to their interests.

I never, ever, ever forget to remember the stupidity of the average voter.
Posted by: Lady in Black at August 05, 2022 08:20 AM (sVtYq)

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The far left doesn't like her because of her maverick qualities, just like the far right didn't like McCain for the same reasons.

There will be a primary, and the media won't suddenly be at her back. They'll promote the far left, Hispanic, tranny that demands that Sinema cut off her tits because she's not an actual woman, and considering the Democratic base and primary voting patterns, this tactic will potentially succeed.

I think she could win the general election in 2024. I think she has a real shot of losing the primary in 2024.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 08:24 AM (LvTSG)

167 Make them have to blatantly assassinate him to stop him.

That's what they'll do. Then what happens?

Posted by: jewells45 at August 05, 2022 08:24 AM (nxdel)

168 The people who have gotten sick so far have been primarily men who have sex with men. But health officials emphasize that the virus can infect anyone.

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Technically true, I guess. But consuming vast quantities of alcohol in one sitting can also kill any person. But it would also only apply to those who choose to consume vast quantities of alcohol, not the entire population.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 05, 2022 08:24 AM (sVtYq)

169 I think if you were to look at EVERYONE who's contracted it, you'll find someone who is either gay or gay-adjacent (i.e., in regular close proximity to someone who is gay)
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel


Shhh...

Posted by: Researcher Fauci at August 05, 2022 08:24 AM (hOUT3)

170 Exactly.
In a true Empire, any benefit to the citizens/residents/kulaks within the Empire sphere of control is purely accidental, never planned as a feature!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 05, 2022 08:22 AM (hOUT3)
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ALL GLORY TO THE HYNOTOAD!

(I don't know why I said that just now...)

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 05, 2022 08:24 AM (YIVH2)

171 Another excellent segment by Tucker yesterday on George Soros. Wasn't that the untouchable third rail on Fox? Anyway, he makes all the connections. What a wonder it would be to have a Republican who could do this.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 05, 2022 08:24 AM (H8QX8)

172 JJ-

Have a GREAT weekend !

You deserve it !

Posted by: JT at August 05, 2022 08:24 AM (T4tVD)

173 I cannot tell how much arguing etc.. in support of Bush Cheney and iraq leading up to the 2004 election. Feel like a fool

Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 08:24 AM (WY8d2)

174 According to the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress, the Nation’s Report Card, only 37% of U.S. public high school seniors are proficient in reading and 24% have reached proficiency in math. Additionally, proficiency is at just 22% in science and a pathetic 12% in U.S. history. This is pre-COVID data

.....


If you've been raped at gun point, thank a teacher.

If you've had your business burned, thank a teacher.

If your power tools were stolen from your garage and your child has to bring their bicycle inside at night, thank a teacher.

The real heroes.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 05, 2022 08:25 AM (+JIgU)

175 I tried to read through content, but nothing after the Raquel Welch and Ann Margret comment would stick. I was reading but my mind was elsewhere.

Posted by: x-ray jeff at August 05, 2022 08:25 AM (iQfO7)

176 159 The schadenfreudalicious thing about Darth Cheney's diatribe is that he (not that it was ever in doubt) just guarateed the end of his daughter not just in Wyoming, but in national politics. He just openly told 70% of the voters in Wyoming (and every Trump voter nationwide) that they disgust him and that he hates them.

The GOP-e's true face revealed.
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 05, 2022 08:22 AM (r46W7)

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I was really wondering about this move. It's incredibly short-sighted. Dick and Liz will be fine financially and within the circles of the uniparty, but the next generation of Cheneys is going to be like the next generation of Bushes, politically dead.

It also weakens the establishment within the GOP generally. Losing elections doesn't lead to greater strength.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 08:25 AM (LvTSG)

177 163 Dick " Dick" Cheney has found common ground with the same people who accused him of all kinds of evil democracy destroying for 16 years.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 05, 2022 08:23 AM (hwoGt)

Palm grease cures a multitude of past differences

Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 08:25 AM (us2H3)

178 Maybe we should put Fauci's head in a bag with an infected gay man just to be sure.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 05, 2022 08:26 AM (hwoGt)

179 Some are experiencing schadenfreude over Christopher Wray getting grilled on Capitol Hill but what, if anything, is going to happen to him and his underlings who are nothing more than political hit men with a badge?

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Yesterday, Wray /spit/ continually used a neat trick the The Deep State developed long ago to fend-off Congressional questions. The people being questioned state they can't comment about someone or something because of an ongoing investigation. Guess who controls how long internal agency investigations and DoJ investigations continue? The Deep State top dogs. The top dogs can also stall Inspector General investigations in a number of ways.

As with everything nowadays, it is a racket.

Posted by: Gref at August 05, 2022 08:26 AM (AMIL/)

180 He just openly told 70% of the voters in Wyoming (and every Trump voter nationwide) that they disgust him and that he hates them.
The GOP-e's true face revealed.
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 05, 2022 08:22 AM (r46W7)

Yup....He Hate Me.

Fuck the old bastard.......die already Dick. You will not be missed.

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 05, 2022 08:26 AM (2CExO)

181 Douche bag Geraldo Rivera on F&F blaming the population for not fighting crime.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 05, 2022 08:26 AM (EZebt)

182 "peace and quiet amounts to the oppression of minorities"

So they WANT us to make noise??

mkay.

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at August 05, 2022 08:26 AM (MkuC5)

183 173 I cannot tell how much arguing etc.. in support of Bush Cheney and iraq leading up to the 2004 election. Feel like a fool
Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 08:24 AM (WY8d2)

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I was in high school, so I don't blame myself for my bad regurgitation of half-heard and remembered talking points.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 08:27 AM (LvTSG)

184 "But health officials emphasize that the virus can infect anyone."


Another gift from gay wantonness. But the panic won't work this time.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 05, 2022 08:27 AM (H8QX8)

185 Palm grease cures a multitude of past differences
Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 08:25 AM (us2H3)

Buttigieg, you glorious homo, i read your book!!!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 05, 2022 08:27 AM (6FeV1)

186 Dick Cheney only fought the good fight on taxes and necon war crap while in DC

Lets face it . GOPe only cares about taxes and munitions

Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 08:27 AM (WY8d2)

187 From the PJ Media article-
Never realized it would be this complicated-

"It's not Indiana law that's unclear; it's the circumstances surrounding Walorski's death that put a wrinkle in finding her successor. The law stipulates that the district party chair is responsible for naming a successor for the November ballot. That's Zachery Potts, and he perished in the same accident that killed Walorski."


"In the end, it's unclear how to proceed with finding a successor for Walorski. Leaving her name on November's ballot and calling for a special election next year may be the only way to move forward."

Posted by: redridinghood at August 05, 2022 08:27 AM (NpAcC)

188 153

Anger over abortion could triumph over the economy, imo. No accounting for the stupidity of the masses, educated and otherwise.

Gimme gimme gimme my abortion rights cuz you didn't gimme my free birth control pills. And when you gimme that, then you can gimme more food stamps and free tuition. Gimme what I want.

Posted by: Ziba at August 05, 2022 08:27 AM (4h9M3)

189 2024 is a long ways away in terms of Voter Short Term Memory. She'll throw some chum between now and then and they'll forget all about her sellout to their interests.

I never, ever, ever forget to remember the stupidity of the average voter.
Posted by: Lady in Black
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There isn't much chum she can throw when she is no longer the deciding vote or in the majority.

And tossing out a new inflationary bill while heading into the start of a recession is suicide for 2024. We are very likely to be 2 years into a recessionary cycle when she hits the campaign trail, and she will be in a state where Lake has cleaned up the election system in Maricopa.

What everyone hasn't realized yet is that we are already in the 2024 election cycle, this is just the first act. Voter memories are going to be very long this time, and many of them are making up their minds on 2024 right now.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 05, 2022 08:28 AM (5p7BC)

190 I'm going to suggest to Sinema that she run a nekked ad like that lady from TX running for Railroad commissioner, couldn't hurt right?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at August 05, 2022 08:28 AM (sRUs0)

191 188 153

Anger over abortion could triumph over the economy, imo. No accounting for the stupidity of the masses, educated and otherwise.

Gimme gimme gimme my abortion rights cuz you didn't gimme my free birth control pills. And when you gimme that, then you can gimme more food stamps and free tuition. Gimme what I want.
Posted by: Ziba at August 05, 2022 08:27 AM (4h9M3)

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Except that abortion is not an important issue to most of the country according to pretty much every poll ever.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 08:28 AM (LvTSG)

192 181 Douche bag Geraldo Rivera on F&F blaming the population for not fighting crime.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 05, 2022 08:26 AM (EZebt)


You mean like the bodega owner who was arrested for defending his life?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 05, 2022 08:28 AM (x0n13)

193 189 We are very likely to be 2 years into a recessionary cycle when she hits the campaign trail, and she will be in a state where Lake has cleaned up the election system in Maricopa.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 05, 2022 08:28 AM (5p7BC)

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Maricopa understands this potential outcome of a Lake win. So does the McCain machine.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 08:29 AM (LvTSG)

194 173 I cannot tell how much arguing etc.. in support of Bush Cheney and iraq leading up to the 2004 election. Feel like a fool
Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 08:24 AM (WY8d2)

Likewise.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 05, 2022 08:29 AM (H8QX8)

195 About Student Loans:

When students take out student loans, the university needs to have them need to sit down with someone from the university and go over repayment plans, and the costs of repaying the loan. Right now, you fill out a FAFSA and Bob's your uncle: MONEY!

And it is not enough to just sit there and have them nod their head while they listen to the student loan counselor -- they need to do actual homework, so it SINKS INTO THEIR BRAIN.

The student loan counselor needs to go over different scenarios: Different payback periods, different monthly payment amounts, and the principle vs interest amount. Compare payback amounts to projected salaries. There is s ton of information about salaries out there.

I am willing to bet that most people taking out, say, a $50,000 student loan think that they will be paying back $50,000 plus a little interest. Not $50,000 principle plus vast quantities of interest.

I met someone getting an MSW from NYU, NYU is expensive as hell! And social workers do not get paid a lot of money. She should have gone to CUNY or someplace. It is insane.

Posted by: Lee+Also at August 05, 2022 08:29 AM (YPgjG)

196 Jim Jordan will be the most important Republican in D.C in 2023.

Wray and the others know this

Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 08:29 AM (WY8d2)

197 There is no way the Japanese had the bomb back in the 40s.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)


And no way the Soviets would have developed the bomb as fast as they did without the usual mob of traitorous commies in our own ranks.

"The Making of the Atomic Bomb" by Richard Rhodes is an excellent history of the Manhattan Project. Unbelievable what those guys achieved in such a short time.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 05, 2022 08:30 AM (vcv8B)

198 Lets face it . GOPe only cares about taxes and munitions
Posted by: Jonah


You forgot the "appearance of power" without any responsibility to actually perform!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 05, 2022 08:30 AM (hOUT3)

199 192 181 Douche bag Geraldo Rivera on F&F blaming the population for not fighting crime.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 05, 2022 08:26 AM (EZebt)


You mean like the bodega owner who was arrested for defending his life?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 05, 2022 08:28 AM (x0n13)

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He didn't fight crime the right way by not reporting crime to the police so stats would go down.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 08:30 AM (LvTSG)

200 Judge a man by his enemies, I always say.

Seriously there has got to be a lesson in the opposition to Trump. Also never allow someone to blackmail you, because the blackmail never stops.

That means we/he can't possibly succumb to the threats. As a movement, they are telling us what we *must* do. And get this, we need to double and triple down, or they will.

Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 08:30 AM (scXAJ)

201 It also weakens the establishment within the GOP generally. Losing elections doesn't lead to greater strength.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 08:25 AM (LvTSG)

If you don't think elections matter and want to virtue signal to the elite, it's a pretty good move. It further destroys the reputation of the Bush Administration and all their servitors with the average Republican, but Cheney knows that's a done deal already.

I'm thankful because it reinforces the importance of the MAGA movement.

Posted by: trev006 at August 05, 2022 08:30 AM (vMboA)

202 The GOP-e's true face revealed.
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 05, 2022 08:22 AM (r46W7)


the Bushies took the dismantling of JEB! and the Bush dynasty very hard

can't even get one of theirs elected AG of TX

Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 08:30 AM (us2H3)

203 Douche bag Geraldo Rivera on F&F blaming the population for not fighting crime.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 05, 2022 08:26 AM (EZebt)

so Jerry is all for vigilantism? huh, would not have guessed that...

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 05, 2022 08:31 AM (p03vF)

204 "Anger over abortion could triumph over the economy, imo."

I don't think so. For a certain hardcore, perhaps, but that's a lost bloc anyway.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 05, 2022 08:31 AM (H8QX8)

205 67 Newsweek claims the Dick Cheney ad denouncing Trump has had over 6 million views. The population of Wyoming is right at ~600,000. Possibilities include:

[ ] 10 views each for every Wyoming resident

[ ] 1 view each for 6 million bots

[ ] 6 million views for Adam Schiff, masturbating furiously each time, leaving him a desiccated husk

Posted by: Muldoon at August 05, 2022 07:59 AM (kXYt5)
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I vote #3

Posted by: Ciampino - that would be a lot of spunk at August 05, 2022 08:31 AM (qfLjt)

206 Douche bag Geraldo Rivera on F&F blaming the population for not fighting crime.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

Careful what ya wish for.....

Posted by: JT at August 05, 2022 08:31 AM (T4tVD)

207 177 163 Dick " Dick" Cheney has found common ground with the same people who accused him of all kinds of evil democracy destroying for 16 years.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 05, 2022 08:23 AM (hwoGt)
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It's almost like American politics is no different then professional wrestling. Bush and Cheney were just heels and to be honest I've wondered at times if Trump is one too.

Posted by: Augustine at August 05, 2022 08:31 AM (BDZWU)

208 The Uniparty is telling us they have a gun to our head and we must go to a second location with them.

Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 08:31 AM (scXAJ)

209 So since the health virus can infect "anyone" we all will be forced to get the moneypox (not a typo) vax.

And no stigma for the men screwing other men!

Posted by: Ziba at August 05, 2022 08:32 AM (4h9M3)

210 206 Douche bag Geraldo Rivera on F&F blaming the population for not fighting crime.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

Careful what ya wish for.....
Posted by: JT at August 05, 2022 08:31 AM (T4tVD)

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I was assured that Death Wish was right wing fascism and fantasy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 08:32 AM (LvTSG)

211 193. Thankfully Hobbs is a far left pro abort nutjob in AZ.

Do not know who is funding Masters, but he needs to run ads 24/7 on this bill and the economy. Kelly will have his wife Giffords out there all day and night

Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 08:32 AM (WY8d2)

212 Posted by: Augustine at August 05, 2022 08:31 AM (BDZWU)

If Trump is, then everyone is.

Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 08:32 AM (scXAJ)

213 Jack Posobiec
@JackPosobiec

Kari Lake didn't just win

Kari Lake won EVERY SINGLE COUNTY in the state of Arizona

Posted by: redridinghood at August 05, 2022 08:32 AM (NpAcC)

214 According to the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress, the Nation’s Report Card, only 37% of U.S. public high school seniors are proficient in reading and 24% have reached proficiency in math. Additionally, proficiency is at just 22% in science and a pathetic 12% in U.S. history. This is pre-COVID data ...
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 05, 2022 08:21 AM (BRHaw)
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We clearly need to spend a LOT more money on education!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 08:33 AM (WWh8n)

215 I'm going to suggest to Sinema that she run a nekked ad like that lady from TX running for Railroad commissioner, couldn't hurt right?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at August 05, 2022 08:28 AM (sRUs0)

I off my hands as support for this, but only if it's uncensored...

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 05, 2022 08:33 AM (p03vF)

216 213 Jack Posobiec
@JackPosobiec

Kari Lake didn't just win

Kari Lake won EVERY SINGLE COUNTY in the state of Arizona
Posted by: redridinghood at August 05, 2022 08:32 AM (NpAcC)

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"This proves that Trump is weak and Pence is strong."
-Paul

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 08:33 AM (LvTSG)

217 my guess is Jerry Rivers is the ground zero of MonkeyPox

Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 08:33 AM (us2H3)

218 so Jerry is all for vigilantism? huh, would not have guessed that...
Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF)


Right up to the moment vigilantism actually happens!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 05, 2022 08:33 AM (hOUT3)

219 214 We clearly need to spend a LOT more money on education!
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 08:33 AM (WWh8n)

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I say we add $100 billion to fund the teachers' unions in the inflation bill.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 08:33 AM (LvTSG)

220 Douche bag Geraldo Rivera on F&F blaming the population for not fighting crime.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 05, 2022 08:26 AM (EZebt)
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I'll admit that "Jerry Rivers calls for widespread vigilantism" was *not* on my 2022 bingo card.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 08:34 AM (WWh8n)

221 Good morning, JJ, Horde,

Keep an eye on the Assault Weapons Ban. It's moved from the House to the Senate, and the Senate has an identical version of it already waiting -- S.736.

Posted by: callsign claymore at August 05, 2022 08:34 AM (tFNef)

222 I live 20 miles from Chicago, and have not been there for a year and a half. Eateries have become much better in the Chicago burbs, because they saw the trend. Rationale people do not want to get carjacked or deal with the no bail system down there anymore.

Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 08:34 AM (WY8d2)

223 Kari Lake won EVERY SINGLE COUNTY in the state of Arizona
Posted by: redridinghood at August 05, 2022 08:32 AM (NpAcC)

So f&ck you, Pence. You and your trust-fund baby candidate lost.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 05, 2022 08:35 AM (H8QX8)

224 222 I live 20 miles from Chicago, and have not been there for a year and a half. Eateries have become much better in the Chicago burbs, because they saw the trend. Rationale people do not want to get carjacked or deal with the no bail system down there anymore.
Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 08:34 AM (WY8d2)

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Still part of Cook County, though, right?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 08:35 AM (LvTSG)

225 You mean like the bodega owner who was arrested for defending his life?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 05, 2022 08:28 AM (x0n13)
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You mean bogeda?

Posted by: Frau Doctor Biden at August 05, 2022 08:35 AM (EZebt)

226 Keep an eye on the Assault Weapons Ban. It's moved from the House to the Senate, and the Senate has an identical version of it already waiting -- S.736.
Posted by: callsign claymore at August 05, 2022 08:34 AM (tFNef)

luckily, i don't own an assault weapon. none of the ones are select fire...

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 05, 2022 08:35 AM (p03vF)

227 Maricopa understands this potential outcome of a Lake win. So does the McCain machine.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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Watching the canvas in Maricopa this time, I don't think they have a choice but to run a pretty clean election in November.

The cheating there has to be outside the election system, the officials were watched like hawks to make sure they didn't pull any games.

And then the canvas showed that they were taking the voter ID law and the signature match very seriously.

I don't think Maricopa will be able to cheat very much this cycle.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 05, 2022 08:35 AM (5p7BC)

228 am willing to bet that most people taking out, say, a $50,000 student loan think that they will be paying back $50,000 plus a little interest. Not $50,000 principle plus vast quantities of interest.

I met someone getting an MSW from NYU, NYU is expensive as hell! And social workers do not get paid a lot of money. She should have gone to CUNY or someplace. It is insane.

*

You introduced something else entirely.

Most people should not be going to college.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 05, 2022 08:35 AM (/PDHC)

229 Kari Lake won EVERY SINGLE COUNTY in the state of Arizona
Posted by: redridinghood at August 05, 2022 08:32 AM (NpAcC)

Hobbs said Lake woulda lost Pinal County if they hadn't run out of GOP ballots

Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 08:35 AM (us2H3)

230 528,000 jobs added in July. Much higher than expected.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 05, 2022 08:35 AM (NpAcC)

231 Glenn Beck did the chalkboard on all this years I mean years ago. Rush Limbaugh too. We were warned even farther back by Ayn Rand and George Orwell. And oh yeah, GOD. He wrote a Book of Instruction for us.

Posted by: Eromero at August 05, 2022 08:35 AM (gktX6)

232 The Kansas vote DOES indeed spell doom for MAGA in the midterms. You are so outnumbered.

Posted by: Sid at August 05, 2022 08:36 AM (mNSSt)

233 48 So Manchin had a deal, but it was changed to suit Sinema. Are the whores in the Squad just expected to lie back and think of Puerto Rico when it hits the House? What about all those SALT staters? But they will, you can book it.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at August 05, 2022 07:53 AM (oWBc3)


If anyone believes Chuckie was not privately negotiating with Sinema the past year, only with Manchin, today only I will sell you the Brooklyn Bridge for a dollar.

Posted by: Gref at August 05, 2022 08:36 AM (AMIL/)

234 221. Needs 60 votes. If McConnell allows 10 votes to pass it after this spending bill. The GOP Senate is finished

Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 08:36 AM (WY8d2)

235 If Trump is, then everyone is.
Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 08:32 AM (scXAJ)


Very smart DaughterH is convinced that everything is an "op", including Trump!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 05, 2022 08:36 AM (hOUT3)

236 227 I don't think Maricopa will be able to cheat very much this cycle.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 05, 2022 08:35 AM (5p7BC)

=========

Well, hopefully.

And then Lake and Masters win, there won't be any need to look into Maricopa's election machine since it obviously works fine now.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 08:36 AM (LvTSG)

237 I'll admit that "Jerry Rivers calls for widespread vigilantism" was *not* on my 2022 bingo card.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 08:34 AM (WWh8n)

I'm not surprised. He's old enough to remember Bernie Goetz.

Posted by: trev006 at August 05, 2022 08:36 AM (j5AIG)

238 I knew they were enriching uranium and researching a bomb but I don't think they actually ever tested one, or even were able to build a prototype. I thought they were far from an actual bomb. Is there evidence on your claim?
Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 05, 2022 08:15 AM (wsJPE)

It sounds like the plot to an alt-history video game. Or Space Battleship Yamato.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 05, 2022 08:36 AM (r46W7)

239 191

There was a poll out last week (?) that showed abortion was more important than inflation to voters. I wish I could remember the specifics of that.

Posted by: Ziba at August 05, 2022 08:37 AM (4h9M3)

240 Posted by: Sid at August 05, 2022 08:36 AM (mNSSt)

=========

Nothing to worry about then. You probably don't even need to vote.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 08:37 AM (LvTSG)

241 At the moment, Pence has a stranglehold on the GOP

his for the taking

Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 08:37 AM (us2H3)

242 Any truth to the rumor that The Centers for Disease Control plans to shorten their name to simply The Centers for Control?

Posted by: Muldoon at August 05, 2022 08:38 AM (kXYt5)

243

Fauci = Capt. Willard tied to a stake.
Monkeypox victim = Chef's head

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 05, 2022 08:38 AM (x0n13)

244 230. wow. Seems after the Supreme court decisions, we are getting are ass kicked

Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 08:38 AM (WY8d2)

245 Very smart DaughterH is convinced that everything is an "op", including Trump!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 05, 2022 08:36 AM (hOUT3)

Very smart indeed.

I don't think he is but almost everything else is. It's definitely the safer bet most of the time.

Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 08:38 AM (scXAJ)

246 Do not know who is funding Masters, but he needs to run ads 24/7 on this bill and the economy. Kelly will have his wife Giffords out there all day and night
Posted by: Jonah
-------
Peter Thiel, Masters used to work for him.

I listened to Masters the other day. His strategy is to make Kelly defend his record in congress. So yes, what you want is exactly what Masters is going to do.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 05, 2022 08:38 AM (5p7BC)

247 He wrote a Book of Instruction for us.
Posted by: Eromero at August 05, 2022 08:35 AM (gktX6)


So simple, I mean anyone can understand ten basic rules, right?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 05, 2022 08:39 AM (hOUT3)

248 Any truth to the rumor that The Centers for Disease Control plans to shorten their name to simply The Centers for Control?
Posted by: Muldoon at August 05, 2022 08:38 AM (kXYt5)

I thought Control Center would have been the choice, just flows off the tongue better...

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 05, 2022 08:39 AM (p03vF)

249 Any truth to the rumor that The Centers for Disease Control plans to shorten their name to simply The Centers for Control?

Posted by: Muldoon at August 05, 2022 08:38 AM (kXYt5)

They should just be honest and shorten it to Trol.

Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 08:39 AM (scXAJ)

250 Maricopa did elect a GOP elections chief in 2020. The marxist he beat, led the steal

Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 08:39 AM (WY8d2)

251
The Kansas vote DOES indeed spell doom for MAGA in the midterms. You are so outnumbered.

Trool. My Dad was a politician in the 60's and he taught me a lesson about how to word a ballot question in such a way to win. I have a pretty clear idea the people of Kansas had no idea what they were voting for or against.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 05, 2022 08:40 AM (jE276)

252 Any truth to the rumor that The Centers for Disease Control plans to shorten their name to simply The Centers for Control?
Posted by: Muldoon


Nah, actually they are going for The CENTER for Control"!

One ring to rule them all!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 05, 2022 08:40 AM (hOUT3)

253 Any truth to the rumor that The Centers for Disease Control plans to shorten their name to simply The Centers for Control?

I thought their name was "Centers for Disease Creation".

Posted by: Reuben Hick at August 05, 2022 08:40 AM (3hSHB)

254 232 The Kansas vote DOES indeed spell doom for MAGA in the midterms. You are so outnumbered.
Posted by: Sid at August 05, 2022 08:36 AM (mNSSt)


You really have no idea what you're talking about.

Stagflation, crime and societal dissolution spell your electoral doom. Of course you and yours steal elections now openly and brazenly.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 05, 2022 08:41 AM (x0n13)

255 192 181 Douche bag Geraldo Rivera on F&F blaming the population for not fighting crime.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 05, 2022 08:26 AM (EZebt)

You mean like the bodega owner who was arrested for defending his life?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 05, 2022 08:28 AM (x0n13)

The Government has expressed its loss of confidence in the public, and has determined to select a new people.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 05, 2022 08:41 AM (r46W7)

256 "Montreal man" randomly shoots three overnight in, oddly enough, Montreal.

||The gunman at the centre of a seemingly random killing spree that claimed the lives of three people in Montreal and Laval over a 24-hour period was allowed to continue living outside a mental health facility, even though a psychiatrist deemed he was a "significant risk to public safety" last spring.

The shooter, 26-year-old Abdulla Shaikh, was shot dead by Montreal police Thursday morning in a motel parking lot during an operation linked to the three killings.

Court records show Shaikh had a criminal record for charges including assault and mischief.||

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 05, 2022 08:41 AM (yikp0)

257 So then these would be the first new jobs created since 2020 that weren't just people who returned to work?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 05, 2022 08:42 AM (/PDHC)

258 I have a pretty clear idea the people of Kansas had no idea what they were voting for or against.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 05, 2022 08:40 AM (jE276)

Duplicity is such a valuable art!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 05, 2022 08:42 AM (hOUT3)

259 The Kansas vote DOES indeed spell doom for MAGA in the midterms. You are so outnumbered.

Oh no, the sugar walls are closing in.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 05, 2022 08:42 AM (KFhLj)

260 If the dems lose the Senate, look for the filibuster to go about November 15th, and they go YOLO. GOPe will be able to do nothing for two years as they won't have a veto proof majority. Not that they would try to repeal anything their colleagues across the aisle pass because that's not who they are.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 05, 2022 08:42 AM (lz5hY)

261 234 221. Needs 60 votes. If McConnell allows 10 votes to pass it after this spending bill. The GOP Senate is finished
Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 08:36 AM (WY8d2)

you read my damn book !!

Posted by: the Turtle at August 05, 2022 08:42 AM (us2H3)

262
Hippie Hippie Shake > Abdullah Sheikh

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 05, 2022 08:42 AM (x0n13)

263 224. Right sadly on the tip. I am typical of many conservative in Blue states. Love my wife, and all of her family still lives here. I am trapped

Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 08:43 AM (WY8d2)

264 232 The Kansas vote DOES indeed spell doom for MAGA in the midterms. You are so outnumbered.
Posted by: Sid at August 05, 2022 08:36 AM (mNSSt)

Doom! Alarums! Oh what, what will we do!?

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 05, 2022 08:43 AM (H8QX8)

265 You are so outnumbered

*

Probably not the best way to get people to turn in their 30 round magazines.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 05, 2022 08:43 AM (/PDHC)

266 >>The shooter, 26-year-old Abdulla Shaikh, was shot dead by Montreal police


The Strength of Diversity!

Posted by: garrett at August 05, 2022 08:43 AM (ICPiT)

267 181 Douche bag Geraldo Rivera on F&F blaming the population for not fighting crime.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 05, 2022 08:26 AM (EZebt)

Killed an illegal child rapist for bounties would be a great start Jerry!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 05, 2022 08:44 AM (BRHaw)

268 181 Douche bag Geraldo Rivera on F&F blaming the population for not fighting crime.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 05, 2022 08:26 AM (EZebt)

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Don't we hire people to do that for us?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 05, 2022 08:44 AM (YIVH2)

269 268 181 Douche bag Geraldo Rivera on F&F blaming the population for not fighting crime.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 05, 2022 08:26 AM (EZebt)

---
Don't we hire people to do that for us?
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 05, 2022 08:44 AM (YIVH2)

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They got defunded.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 08:44 AM (LvTSG)

270 I saw that Garland had the DOJ arrest the officers in the Breonna Taylor case and will prosecute them on civil rights charges. He really will do just about anything to keep tensions stirred up won't he?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at August 05, 2022 08:44 AM (sRUs0)

271 So simple, I mean anyone can understand ten basic rules, right?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 05, 2022 08:39 AM (hOUT3)
===

Where is "Thou Shalt Kill Thy Baby?"
-Democrat Party

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 05, 2022 08:44 AM (EZebt)

272 >>The Kansas vote DOES indeed spell doom for MAGA in the midterms.



Hey everybody.

Check Out The Retard!

Posted by: garrett at August 05, 2022 08:44 AM (ICPiT)

273 Abdullah The Butcher > Abdullah Sheikh

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 05, 2022 08:44 AM (2CExO)

274 Serious question about student loans.

Why is the government even charging interest? Why isn't the government cutting every American a check every year with the interest money? It's not their money they were loaning out. They shouldn't be making a dime in interest.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 05, 2022 08:45 AM (j+4+t)

275
Even CNN admits the Kansas abortion question was a mess:


(CNN)The wording of the question was convoluted

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 05, 2022 08:45 AM (jE276)

276 260. GOP will be the 2019 Dems in the House. 2 years of investigations, because nothing will get passed in a GOP House.

Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 08:45 AM (WY8d2)

277 CBO confirms Dems Plan will increase inflation.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 05, 2022 08:45 AM (NpAcC)

278 In July, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 15 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $32.27. Over the past 12 months, average hourly earnings have increased by 5.2 percent. In July, average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees rose by 11 cents, or 0.4 percent, to $27.57.
++++
So with CPI inflation running at 8% and wages rising by 0.5%, there's a huge gap. Hourly workers are keeping pace better, but still well below CPI inflation. I need to dig further into the unemployment print to understand more, but the movement on earnings has not been good despite more people working (though we're still well off from before the COVID stupids).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 08:45 AM (WWh8n)

279 "The shooter, 26-year-old Abdulla Shaikh, was shot dead by Montreal police"

Shaikh no longer stirs.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 05, 2022 08:45 AM (H8QX8)

280 239 191

There was a poll out last week (?) that showed abortion was more important than inflation to voters. I wish I could remember the specifics of that.
Posted by: Ziba at August 05, 2022 08:37 AM (4h9M3)

Nonsense. Unless you saw a poll of the Bulwark editorial staff.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 05, 2022 08:45 AM (r46W7)

281 I have to stop myself and marvel at the fact that I'm sounding like Oliver Stone circa 2003.

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Not as easy to abuse patriotism to launch a money making war these day - Ukraine. They maxed out there. Propaganda did not work. When any citizen can buy a drone and make a video, or has access to any info outside the dome , difficult to hide the truth. They resort to threats and Ef bee eye persecution instead, but that is a different topic.

Posted by: runner at August 05, 2022 08:46 AM (1MtXa)

282 Where is "Thou Shalt Kill Thy Baby?"
-Democrat Party
Posted by: San Franpsycho


I think one tablet got left behind on the mountain?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 05, 2022 08:46 AM (hOUT3)

283 Both the GOP and the Democrats and in the midst of a takeover. Younger candidates, more... uh... "radical" than the old farts currents taking up space in Congress are running and winning. The speed at which the Democrats are changing far outpaces the GOP.

Personally, I'll be dead and gone by the time this all shakes out.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 05, 2022 08:46 AM (BFigT)

284 The Kansas vote DOES indeed spell doom for MAGA in the midterms. You are so outnumbered.
Posted by: Sid at August 05, 2022 08:36 AM (mNSSt)



Heh.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 05, 2022 08:46 AM (yQpMk)

285 Big Jobs Report - Inflation will soar. Its an election year.

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 05, 2022 08:46 AM (ppL7t)

286 I respect Cops, but they do what they are told by Mayor's etc... Pension is everything

Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 08:47 AM (WY8d2)

287 "If your child has to bring his bike inside during the day, Thank a Teacher."

Fixed it for ya.

Posted by: Common Tater at August 05, 2022 08:47 AM (vu7c1)

288 (CNN)The wording of the question was convoluted
Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 05, 2022 08:45 AM (jE276)
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I find the wording of most ballot initiatives to be overly complicated. The average person probably has no idea what the ballot initiative is actually about.

This is by design and offends me to the core of my being as a technical writer.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 05, 2022 08:47 AM (YIVH2)

289 102
The History Channel here had one about the Germans were never close to building a bomb and the Norwegian heavy water production wasn't very large; but that the Japs were much further ahead. I don't recall them detonating a test though. There's probably more info online though.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 05, 2022 08:07 AM (yikp0)
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All I've read was that the Germans were sending yellow cake to Japan via submarines. Did the Allies find any sort of enrichment plant? A nuclear reactor for producing plutonium? I never heard of such.

Posted by: Ciampino - I call that bullshit at August 05, 2022 08:47 AM (qfLjt)

290 They shouldn't be making a dime in interest.
Posted by: rickb223


BUT think of the opportunities for graft, then all will be clear...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 05, 2022 08:47 AM (hOUT3)

291 I think one tablet got left behind on the mountain?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 05, 2022 08:46 AM (hOUT3)
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It was on the tablet that Moses dropped (see History of the World Part I)

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 05, 2022 08:48 AM (YIVH2)

292
The shooter, 26-year-old Abdulla Shaikh...

the french canadian amish strike again

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 05, 2022 08:49 AM (ENBF0)

293 One million monkeys sitting at one million typewriters for one million days will eventually produce all of the collective wisdom of Geraldo Rivera.

And take the rest of the afternoon off.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 05, 2022 08:49 AM (kXYt5)

294 274 Serious question about student loans.

Why is the government even charging interest? Why isn't the government cutting every American a check every year with the interest money? It's not their money they were loaning out. They shouldn't be making a dime in interest.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 05, 2022 08:45 AM (j+4+t)

The plan: charge NO interest, then make sure inflation keeps running at a high rate. That way in 20 years, anyone with a loan out can pay it all back for the current price of a big mac.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 05, 2022 08:49 AM (r46W7)

295 It was on the tablet that Moses dropped (see History of the World Part I)
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel


If only Moses had had a MacBook...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 05, 2022 08:49 AM (hOUT3)

296 So then these would be the first new jobs created since 2020 that weren't just people who returned to work?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 05, 2022 08:42 AM (/PDHC)
++++
Depends on sector. Net private employment is finally positive as compared to February 2020, but a lot of sectors are still in the tank, namely in hospitality which is still *way* off and in "government employment" which is still off by about a half million. Most of the recent growth has been in leisure/hospitality (which is still in deficit) and almost the entire net positive move has been in "professional and business services," which is a huge category. A lot of companies have been in a hiring boom, but the first warning shots on that have been coming from Big Tech. Layoffs and likely net staffing reduction are going to happen later this year or in the first half of next year. Big Tech will be a big player in that, but they will not be the only one.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 08:49 AM (WWh8n)

297 "I bring you these Fifteen Commandments!"

*drops tablet*

"Ten Commandments. I bring you these Ten Commandments!"

-Mel Brooks

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 05, 2022 08:50 AM (EZebt)

298 270 I saw that Garland had the DOJ arrest the officers in the Breonna Taylor case and will prosecute them on civil rights charges. He really will do just about anything to keep tensions stirred up won't he?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at August 05, 2022 08:44 AM (sRUs0)

when you spend your whole life posing as a mod

and then when the big payoff check comes, it bounces

well, you get pissed

Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 08:50 AM (us2H3)

299 ichard Grenell
@RichardGrenell

The
@KariLake
movement in Arizona is like nothing I've seen. She speaks to the people - and so the crowds are enormous.

Bureaucrats can't stop this momentum....

Posted by: redridinghood at August 05, 2022 08:50 AM (NpAcC)

300
My Dad, the politician, had a stupid idea and thought the only way to get it to pass was to word it so that people would vote 'No' not realizing that 'No' meant 'Yes' to his stupid idea.

His stupid idea lost, but just barely.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 05, 2022 08:50 AM (jE276)

301 And the population has remained the same in the past 2.5 years, right? So, net positive employment means that we've finally caught up! Good job everyone! We did it!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 08:51 AM (LvTSG)

302 The Kansas vote DOES indeed spell doom for MAGA in the midterms. You are so outnumbered.

Posted by: Sid at August 05, 2022 08:36 AM (mNSSt)



So what.

We gave up on Republicans turning the ship around a long time ago.

Our new plan is to watch from a safe spot as you and your family burn.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 05, 2022 08:51 AM (+JIgU)

303 >>Why is the government even charging interest?


Because Higer Ed is a scam and they want their cut.

Posted by: garrett at August 05, 2022 08:51 AM (ICPiT)

304 Can't fix student loans because that would involve fixing education and government's role in it. The only way out is for that system to collapse.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 05, 2022 08:51 AM (KFhLj)

305 112 When the four year university degree ceases to be seen as a valuable commodity, the ponzi scheme will fall on its own. And another will rise in its place.

I honestly think we're on the right trajectory for that to happen. Eventually.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 05, 2022 08:08 AM (6FeV1)


The student loan forgiveness crap is not pandering only to current debtors. It's a carrot on a stick for LIV middle class parents who have kids who will soon go to college. The Democrat subliminal message: We'll periodically give loan forgiveness for as long as we are in power. Don't worry about your high school kid taking out a loan for a quarter-million bucks to get an art history degree! We'll forgive all or most of that a few years after your kid drops out or graduates. But you must vote Democrat forever if you want that deal.

Posted by: Gref at August 05, 2022 08:51 AM (AMIL/)

306 Even CNN admits the Kansas abortion question was a mess:

(CNN)The wording of the question was convoluted
Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 05, 2022 08:45 AM (jE276)

by voting yes, you are denying the changes requested and instead want to affirm the non-standard language used is to not be replaced with more common verbiage indicating that no changes are not approved and all such modifications shall be reviewed and not enacted until voted on a third time by the relevant committee so that the will of the voters may be properly considered to be discarded by the approximate question on the ballot that the yes vote negated to really mean no vote, but maybe, ...

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 05, 2022 08:52 AM (p03vF)

307 Shaikh no longer stirs.
Posted by: Ordinary American


*******

Heh!

Posted by: Muldoon at August 05, 2022 08:52 AM (kXYt5)

308 My Dad, the politician, had a stupid idea and thought the only way to get it to pass was to word it so that people would vote 'No' not realizing that 'No' meant 'Yes' to his stupid idea.

His stupid idea lost, but just barely.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 05, 2022 08:50 AM (jE276)
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That is indeed how they are often phrased. It's deliberately manipulative to get you to vote in favor of the politician's preferred initiatives.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 05, 2022 08:52 AM (YIVH2)

309 Bureaucrats can't stop this momentum....
Posted by: redridinghood at August 05, 2022 08:50 AM (NpAcC)

They don't need to. Vote counters after midnight will do the job.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 05, 2022 08:52 AM (H8QX8)

310 245 Very smart DaughterH is convinced that everything is an "op", including Trump!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 05, 2022 08:36 AM (hOUT3)

Very smart indeed.

I don't think he is but almost everything else is. It's definitely the safer bet most of the time.
Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 08:38 AM (scXAJ)
===

Which is why I've wondered at times.

Posted by: Augustine at August 05, 2022 08:52 AM (BDZWU)

311 Shooting in a hotel room at the Mirage hotel on the Las Vegas Strip leaves one dead and two 'injured'; suspect is at large.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 05, 2022 08:52 AM (yikp0)

312 I wanna hear how JJ’s threesome with Raquel and Ann-Margaret went.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 05, 2022 08:52 AM (oi8Dv)

313 312 I wanna hear how JJ’s threesome with Raquel and Ann-Margaret went.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 05, 2022 08:52 AM (oi8Dv)

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Both women were disappointed good and hard.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 08:53 AM (LvTSG)

314 U.S. Ran $200 Billion Trade Deficit With Communist China in First Half of 2022

-
I've been Bidenized. My first thought as I read this was, "Well, it's only $200 billion."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 05, 2022 08:53 AM (FVME7)

315 I think one tablet got left behind on the mountain?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 05, 2022 08:46 AM (hOUT3)
================

Always a good time to link Mel Brooks on the Ten Commandments

https://tinyurl.com/wds2a9rp

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 05, 2022 08:53 AM (wsJPE)

316 The student loan forgiveness crap is not pandering only to current debtors. It's a carrot on a stick for LIV middle class parents who have kids who will soon go to college. The Democrat subliminal message: We'll periodically give loan forgiveness for as long as we are in power. Don't worry about your high school kid taking out a loan for a quarter-million bucks to get an art history degree! We'll forgive all or most of that a few years after your kid drops out or graduates. But you must vote Democrat forever if you want that deal.
Posted by: Gref at August 05, 2022 08:51 AM (AMIL/)
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But this depends on - and it's probably absolutely fine that it depends on - people never figuring out that there is no plan to do this and it isn't going to happen. Is it better to promise people to do something permanent at some point in the future and pass another in a long series of deferments, or is it better to cancel the debt?

Promising and deferments is better. That keeps the vote coming in for a long period of time. Canceling the debt means you can't go back to the well.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 08:53 AM (WWh8n)

317 306
Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF)


You're hired!

Posted by: Ballot Wording Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 05, 2022 08:54 AM (hOUT3)

318 Shaikh, when the walls fell.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 05, 2022 08:54 AM (yQpMk)

319 And the Ballot was worded thusly, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Ballot. Then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then votest thou thy selection as to the continuity of authority on the future deliberations regarding the determination of what may or may not be selected."

Yes or No.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 05, 2022 08:55 AM (r46W7)

320 312 I wanna hear how JJ’s threesome with Raquel and Ann-Margaret went.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 05, 2022 08:52 AM (oi8Dv)

word on the street is Amm fell pretty hard for JJ

Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 08:55 AM (us2H3)

321 One million monkeys sitting at one million typewriters for one million days will eventually produce all of the collective wisdom of Geraldo Rivera.

And take the rest of the afternoon off.
Posted by: Muldoon at August 05, 2022 08:49 AM (kXYt5)

is that before or after the drinking has commenced?

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 05, 2022 08:55 AM (p03vF)

322 Republican Governors should apply Kelo to the University System.

Nice Campus. I bet a Developer could really boost the local Tax Base if he had that Campus.

Posted by: garrett at August 05, 2022 08:55 AM (ICPiT)

323 Shooting in a hotel room at the Mirage hotel on the Las Vegas Strip leaves one dead and two 'injured'; suspect is at large.
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 05, 2022 08:52 AM (yikp0)

The Juice Is Loose!

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 05, 2022 08:55 AM (2CExO)

324 Ann, dammitt

Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 08:55 AM (us2H3)

325 Which is why I've wondered at times.
Posted by: Augustine at August 05, 2022 08:52 AM (BDZWU)


There sure seem to be a lot of loose and inconsistent ends to this!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 05, 2022 08:56 AM (hOUT3)

326 Al Gore got his nipples pierced . He heard Bush has a Dick Chainy!!

Posted by: Big Alfredo at August 05, 2022 08:56 AM (E8LGY)

327 Shooting in a hotel room at the Mirage hotel on the Las Vegas Strip leaves one dead and two 'injured'; suspect is at large.

*

Hard to believe Vegas doesn't have any laws against that.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 05, 2022 08:57 AM (/PDHC)

328 311 Shooting in a hotel room at the Mirage hotel on the Las Vegas Strip leaves one dead and two 'injured'; suspect is at large.
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 05, 2022 08:52 AM (yikp0)

didn't even hit double digits? Underachiever.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 05, 2022 08:57 AM (r46W7)

329 Jerry Rivers is undeniable evidence that the end is nigh

Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 08:57 AM (us2H3)

330 Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF)

You're hired!
Posted by: Ballot Wording Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 05, 2022 08:54 AM (hOUT3)

woohooo, come on govt largess. i could use a no work job paying 7 figures...

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 05, 2022 08:57 AM (p03vF)

331 Have a buddy who is a Trump supporter from a swing state, who always puts his head in the sand on politics. Does not want to talk about it. This morning he is finally pissed because he hears the word Tax raise

Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 08:57 AM (WY8d2)

332 Loose and Inconsistent Ends is the working title of Pete Buttwhatevers autobiography.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 05, 2022 08:59 AM (KFhLj)

333 Employment is a lagging indicator, not a leading one.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 05, 2022 08:59 AM (r46W7)

334 Did not realize Kari Lake was a news anchor in Phoenix

Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 08:59 AM (WY8d2)

335 >> Loose and Inconsistent Ends is the working title of Pete Buttwhatevers


I thought the working title was :


I'd Hold It In, If I Could

Posted by: garrett at August 05, 2022 08:59 AM (ICPiT)

336 I always knew that Sen. Cinema was just putting on an act.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 05, 2022 09:00 AM (oi8Dv)

337 "Scarlett Lewis and Neil Heslin lost their 6-year-old son, Jesse, in the 2012 massacre after a gunman attacked his school, killing 20 students and six educators. In the aftermath of the attack, Jones spread false claims that the attack was a hoax."
Alex Jones Ordered To Pay $4.1 Million In Sandy Hook Defamation Trial

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I'm 100% fine with this but where's the judgment for the hoax that law abiding gun owners are responsible for those kids' deaths?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 05, 2022 09:00 AM (FVME7)

338 305 112 When the four year university degree ceases to be seen as a valuable commodity

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I have an 1130 with a team of GenXYZ products of the four year university degree system.

They are struggling with the technological equivalent of flushing a toilet.

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at August 05, 2022 09:01 AM (MkuC5)

339 Paul Sperry
@PaulSperry30

BREAKING: Biden's mass evacuation of Afghan refugees following his disastrous withdrawal last August included at least 324 individuals who showed up on the Defense Dept's terror watchlist and yet were allowed to settle inside the U.S. thanks to shortcuts in screening procedures

Posted by: redridinghood at August 05, 2022 09:01 AM (NpAcC)

340 I am ashamed I ever voted for DICK Cheney, even as the undercard on that ticket. The Trump unmasking continues; that is DJT’s superpower

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at August 05, 2022 09:01 AM (Jxvt5)

341 There is no wave.

Posted by: Greg at August 05, 2022 09:01 AM (scXAJ)

342 here's the thing about that

Posted by: DB at August 05, 2022 09:02 AM (geLO8)

343 Dick Cheney looked near death in that video and clearly has trouble breathing. Thinking Trump is the greatest danger to this republic in its history just means his brain is being starved of oxygen, or he's lying. Or both.

And another thing. He's wearing a long sleeve shirt with a vest over it. That is now the official wear of office-based soft hands "elitist" types who want to portray themselves as men of the people. So obvious. It's happening all over the country during this election cycle.
Pale men with soft hands selling themselves as "just like you dumb dirty dupes" by putting on a vest.
Yeah Tony Evers, I'm looking at you. But it is endemic this cycle. Some fashion consultant must have made this years uniform and it's just being copied.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 05, 2022 09:02 AM (MFphb)

344 There is no wave.


*waves at Greg*

Posted by: grammie winger at August 05, 2022 09:02 AM (45fpk)

345 And I’d actually started to think that Sinema was reasonable? I’m stupid….

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at August 05, 2022 09:02 AM (Jxvt5)

346 341 There is no wave.
Posted by: Greg at August 05, 2022 09:01 AM (scXAJ)

=========

If there's one thing that can prevent historical trends from happening regarding midterm performance of the president's party (despite decades of the GOP generally sucking) it's the presidency of Joe Biden.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 09:03 AM (LvTSG)

347 Posted by: Sid at August 05, 2022 08:36 AM (mNSSt)

***

I'm worried about you

Posted by: Marty Croft at August 05, 2022 09:03 AM (flINI)

348 Yeah, Wyoming Lizzie and that fat frump whiny bitch Meghan McStain came from the same breeding stock of corporatist RINO azzwipes

Posted by: H8 Marxist Rat Bastards & GWBush ball fondlers at August 05, 2022 09:03 AM (8m/Xb)

349 OT: Got an enthics Q, all. In late June I ordered some internal filters for my coffeemaker. They never arrived, Fed Express told me, because of a "wrong street address." Worse, FedEx insisted they couldn't let me give instructions to the driver or update the address because the vendor forbade it. I wrote to the vendor; no answer. Time for a dispute with my credit card company. Sure enough, the vendor finally told me they were starting an investigation. And the money, some $32, came back to me.

Yesterday the filters, the correct ones, showed up. More than a month late. Now: Should I tell the vendor I got it, so they can charge me? Or should I let it slide and see if they hit my card again?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 05, 2022 09:03 AM (txdEq)

350 >>I'm 100% fine with this


Why?

His words didn't affect them in any way and the Parents made themselves into Activists and Public Figures.

Jones, like him or hate him, is a Journalist (of a sort).

An actual Trial might have lent it some credibility to a judgement, but at face this is nothing short of a Judicial Travesty.

Posted by: garrett at August 05, 2022 09:03 AM (ICPiT)

351 Her only hope is to whip up the the dem crazies to vote for her, attacking Trump is like catnip to those retards.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 05, 2022 07:53 AM (OTm0W)

There's not enough Ds.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at August 05, 2022 09:03 AM (NW9xb)

352 349: Hmf. Not "enthics," "ethics."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 05, 2022 09:03 AM (txdEq)

353 261 10 to 15 GOP Senators voted to grab guns under red flag measures less than two months ago. Biden signed it into law.

Nobody snatches defeat from the jaws of victory like the GOP.

Posted by: callsign claymore at August 05, 2022 09:04 AM (tFNef)

354 The Republican who won the primary for Guv here in NM is a former TV weatherman.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at August 05, 2022 09:04 AM (sRUs0)

355 Pale men with soft hands selling themselves as "just like you dumb dirty dupes" by putting on a vest.
Yeah Tony Evers, I'm looking at you.


What's worse is when it's blaze orange.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 05, 2022 09:04 AM (45fpk)

356 They are struggling with the technological equivalent of flushing a toilet.

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at August 05, 2022 09:01 AM (MkuC5)



Teach them nothing.

Poor productivity is the necessary medicine your management must suffer for hiring them.

Jon Galt needn't quit his job to walk away, he need only remain silent.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 05, 2022 09:04 AM (+JIgU)

357 AZ GOP had 40% more votes than the dims

and Brandon won in AZ

BS

Posted by: REDACTED at August 05, 2022 09:04 AM (us2H3)

358 Tomorrow, August 6, is National Mustard Day

Posted by: SMOD at August 05, 2022 09:04 AM (RHGPo)

359 I think the Kansas constitutional amendment ballot question was written by Pinocchio from the Shrek movies:

Uh. Hmm, well, uh, I don't know where he's not. It wouldn't be inaccurate to assume that I couldn't exactly not say that it is or isn't almost partially incorrect. On the contrary, I'm possibly more or less not definitely rejecting the idea that in no way with any amount of uncertainty that I undeniably do or do not know where he shouldn't probably be, if that indeed wasn't where he isn't. Even if he wasn't at where I knew he was, that'd mean I'd really have to know where he wasn't.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 05, 2022 09:05 AM (kXYt5)

360 French's is giving away free mustard dough doughnuts tomorrow

Posted by: SMOD at August 05, 2022 09:05 AM (RHGPo)

361 Promising and deferments is better. That keeps the vote coming in for a long period of time. Canceling the debt means you can't go back to the well.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 08:53 AM (WWh8n)


Yeah, that's why I used the carrot on a stick (in front of the donkey) analogy. Democrat SOP. References: Federal Abortion Law to codify Roe. Illegal Alien amnesty.

Posted by: Gref at August 05, 2022 09:06 AM (AMIL/)

362 The evidence that increased access to higher education has increased the economic well-being of America as a whole is lacking and non-existent.

But you're not allowed to say "most people should not go nor deserve to go to college."

So, those who didn't go are paying for those who shouldn't have gone.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 05, 2022 09:06 AM (Zf0+a)

363 Posted by: Muldoon at August 05, 2022 09:05 AM (kXYt5)


I agree.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 05, 2022 09:06 AM (45fpk)

364 Yes the wording of the Kansas Question is Pure Confusion Lunacy. See next comment.

Posted by: Greg at August 05, 2022 09:06 AM (scXAJ)

365 The increase in IRS agents ain't for the country club set folks. Grandma's minimum IRA distribution needs a look see!

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at August 05, 2022 09:06 AM (oWBc3)

366 352 349: Hmf. Not "enthics," "ethics."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 05, 2022 09:03 AM (txdEq)

IIRC, "Enthics" was the label on one of the modules at Regula-1 in "Wrath of Khan".

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 05, 2022 09:06 AM (906pl)

367 Gimme gimme gimme my abortion rights cuz you didn't gimme my free birth control pills. And when you gimme that, then you can gimme more food stamps and free tuition. Gimme what I want.
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Gimme gimme gimme that cake . . . Cut The Cake. AWB

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 05, 2022 09:06 AM (MIKMs)

368 >Always a good time to link Mel Brooks on the Ten Commandments

https://tinyurl.com/wds2a9rp


when he drops one and says "oy..."
cracks me up every time

Posted by: DB at August 05, 2022 09:07 AM (geLO8)

369 In other news. Dick Cheney is still alive? Well, Liz Chinney and lying Dick will have plenty of time for hunting trips soon.

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 05, 2022 09:07 AM (GwxCX)

370 Of course we have a trade deficit with China. We still have at least some disposable cash to spend on cheap Chinese junk. They have far fewer disposal yuan to spend on expensive overpriced American junk.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 05, 2022 09:07 AM (vjlAX)

371 Explanatory statement. The Value Them Both Amendment would affirm there is no Kansas constitutional right to abortion or to require the government funding of abortion, and would reserve to the people of Kansas, through their elected state legislators, the right to pass laws to regulate abortion, including, but not limited to, in circumstances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest, or when necessary to save the life of the mother.

A vote for the Value Them Both Amendment would affirm there is no Kansas constitutional right to abortion or to require the government funding of abortion, and would reserve to the people of Kansas, through their elected state legislators, the right to pass laws to regulate abortion.

A vote against the Value Them Both Amendment would make no changes to the constitution of the state of Kansas, and could restrict the people, through their elected state legislators, from regulating abortion by leaving in place the recently recognized right to abortion.

Shall the following be adopted?

Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 09:07 AM (scXAJ)

372 Yesterday the filters, the correct ones, showed up. More than a month late. Now: Should I tell the vendor I got it, so they can charge me? Or should I let it slide and see if they hit my card again?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 05, 2022 09:03 AM (txdEq)

personally, I'd let it slide. on the one hand, it is sort of a questionable action. on the other hand, by the vendor NOT responding to you, they indicate they don't actually care. on the third hand, just run with it..., it sounds like ALL involved with the exception of your CC company are running a totally screwed up operation and you should be compensated for pain and suffering...

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 05, 2022 09:07 AM (p03vF)

373 In November I paid off my student loan. I had paid for 13 yrs then had surgery that unbeknown to me would have dire consequences for my livelihood. Instead of being able to pay off the loans in 2 more yrs, it took 10 because of a drastic reduction in pay. I can say with great pride...I'm not a fucking loser when it came to MY LOAN repayment!

Posted by: sidney at August 05, 2022 09:07 AM (Uy/WF)

374 "The brainless beauties who spread malicious Jew-hate."

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At first I thought this was about the View but then I read the word "beauties".

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 05, 2022 09:07 AM (FVME7)

375 I’m not going to David French’s place no matter how many mustard donuts he offers me.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 05, 2022 09:07 AM (oi8Dv)

376 “Trump is the greatest threat to the republic in 246 years. “ Dick the Brick

I don’t get no respect.

Posted by: Jefferson Davis at August 05, 2022 09:08 AM (9X60i)

377 Regulation of abortion.

Because Kansans value both women and children, the constitution of the state of Kansas does not require government funding of abortion and does not create or secure a right to abortion. To the extent permitted by the constitution of the United States, the people, through their elected state representatives and state senators, may pass laws regarding abortion, including, but not limited to, laws that account for circumstances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest, or circumstances of necessity to save the life of the mother

Yes
No

Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 09:08 AM (scXAJ)

378 French's is giving away free mustard dough doughnuts tomorrow
Posted by: SMOD at August 05, 2022 09:05 AM

I would hope it's free because that sounds disgusting.

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 05, 2022 09:08 AM (GwxCX)

379 Was there mustard on the Hiroshima bomb?

Posted by: Mark1971 at August 05, 2022 09:08 AM (xPl2J)

380 Yes

Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 09:08 AM (WY8d2)

381 Yesterday the filters, the correct ones, showed up. More than a month late. Now: Should I tell the vendor I got it, so they can charge me? Or should I let it slide and see if they hit my card again?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 05, 2022 09:03 AM (txdEq)

Just ignore it. Theyre "investigating?" Let them figure it out. Hot tip, they're not investigating. They returned you money and will write off the lost filters.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at August 05, 2022 09:09 AM (HMTci)

382 All ballot language should be tested by having 13 year-old public school students with C-average or better grades from schools ranking in the upper two qunitiles of all schools in the state, randomly selected.

The students must read the ballot language and then re-articulate what it means and what a "yes" or "no" vote entails. If greater than 85% of the students are unable to re-articulate the ballot question and correctly identify what will happen in the event of passage or non-passage on their first attempt to do so, the ballot language is rejected.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 09:09 AM (WWh8n)

383 150 129

Going forward IRS will arrive unannounced on your doorstep with a SWAT team to conduct your audit.

Posted by: Ziba at August 05, 2022 08:19 AM (4h9M3)
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That will work for a short while until that whole team gets taken out. Then no one will want to be on those teams.
Also I doubt if the country is going to be peaceful by that stage. More likely that anyone seen to be a politician or government enforcer will be shot on sight. Remember unlike most other countries, we ARE armed and have done this before.

Posted by: Ciampino - a million armed citizens in DC at August 05, 2022 09:09 AM (qfLjt)

384 328 311 Shooting in a hotel room at the Mirage hotel on the Las Vegas Strip leaves one dead and two 'injured'; suspect is at large.
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 05, 2022 08:52 AM (yikp0)

...........
Dang I just missed the action. Was there last weekend one floor down from the shooting. I have to say last weekend was the first time I have ever been scared in Vegas. For30 years I've been going and getting up before the sun comes up to walk. Usually just sidestep the bums and drunks but this time there were little gangs of people all over and they didn't look like the kind of people you would want to bring home to meet mom.
I watched 2 mornings in a row while guys would just walk into the CVS, help themselves and saunter out.

Posted by: Molly k. at August 05, 2022 09:10 AM (vTX2g)

385 Explanatory statement. The Value Them Both Amendment would affirm there is no Kansas constitutional right to abortion or to require the government funding of abortion, and would reserve to the people of Kansas, through their elected state legislators, the right to pass laws to regulate abortion, including, but not limited to, in circumstances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest, or when necessary to save the life of the mother.

A vote for the Value Them Both Amendment would affirm there is no Kansas constitutional right to abortion or to require the government funding of abortion, and would reserve to the people of Kansas, through their elected state legislators, the right to pass laws to regulate abortion.

A vote against the Value Them Both Amendment would make no changes to the constitution of the state of Kansas, and could restrict the people, through their elected state legislators, from regulating abortion by leaving in place the recently recognized right to abortion.

Shall the following be adopted?
Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 09:07 AM (scXAJ)

so... I was pretty close at 306...

not shocking...

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 05, 2022 09:11 AM (p03vF)

386 need 60 votes in senate to codify Roe. why do people not understand this.

Collins the only one who votes for it. Murkowski in a re-elect battle right now

Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 09:11 AM (WY8d2)

387 French's is giving away free mustard dough doughnuts tomorrow
Posted by: SMOD at August 05, 2022 09:05 AM

Maybe a free bottle of Pepto-Bismol would be better.

Posted by: dantesed at August 05, 2022 09:11 AM (88xKn)

388 Goose step. Skip. Goose step.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at August 05, 2022 09:12 AM (UmEVH)

389 Unexpectedly, Canadian "employment levels" fall. Yes, we could never say "Unemployment rises as expected" under Justin. It might spoil his Costa Rica vacation.

Meanwhile, "U.S. added 528,000 jobs in July versus estimated 250,000 increase", topping the forecast. That sure sounds believable.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 05, 2022 09:12 AM (yikp0)

390
Shall the following be adopted?

Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 09:07 AM


[X] Yes
[X] No

Posted by: Thouroughly Confused Voter at August 05, 2022 09:12 AM (jE276)

391 Honestly. I don't find that Kansas Ballot to be confusing at all.

But, then again, I can read.

Posted by: garrett at August 05, 2022 09:12 AM (ICPiT)

392 up. More than a month late. Now: Should I tell the vendor I got it, so they can charge me? Or should I let it slide and see if they hit my card again?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 05, 2022 09:03 AM (txdEq)

If you're asking an ethics question over $32. You've already answered it

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at August 05, 2022 09:14 AM (NW9xb)

393 If Malig-Nancy Pelosi Cared About Confronting China She’d Do More Than Stage Political Theater

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I thought that Tyrus on Gutfield had a good point. The real question is not why did Nanzi go to Taiwan or what did she do there, however disturbing those questions may be. The real question is why did Biden do as he did, bowing and scraping to China?

P.S. Who'd athunk a big, dumb wrestler like Tyrus would be so smart and funny?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 05, 2022 09:14 AM (FVME7)

394 How does Joe Biden unilaterally send a billion dollars to the Taliban, as the article JJS linked claims, and no Propaganda Press organs even mention the fact?

I am forever shocked at how awful a decline our press has undergone.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 05, 2022 09:14 AM (wsJPE)

395 I don't see why ballot language matters. Does anybody read that shit anyway? No. They see ads and consume media.

Posted by: Mark1971 at August 05, 2022 09:14 AM (xPl2J)

396 Usually just sidestep the bums and drunks but this time there were little gangs of people all over and they didn't look like the kind of people you would want to bring home to meet mom.

I watched 2 mornings in a row while guys would just walk into the CVS, help themselves and saunter out.

Posted by: Molly k. at August 05, 2022 09:10 AM (vTX2g)




I thought Vegas enjoyed its status as Sin City?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 05, 2022 09:14 AM (+JIgU)

397 391 Honestly. I don't find that Kansas Ballot to be confusing at all.

But, then again, I can read.
Posted by: garrett at August 05, 2022 09:12 AM (ICPiT)

Why, dash it all, that amounts to a poll test!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 05, 2022 09:15 AM (/EuRN)

398 need 60 votes in senate to codify Roe. why do people not understand this.
______________________________________________

You can't codify Roe anyway. The Supreme Court has said it is not a federal constitutional issue for the courts, and by extension, for Congress.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 05, 2022 09:15 AM (lf83v)

399
Honestly. I don't find that Kansas Ballot to be confusing at all.

But, then again, I can read.

Posted by: garrett at August 05, 2022 09:12 AM


Was your answer 'No'?

Posted by: Thouroughly Confused Voter at August 05, 2022 09:15 AM (jE276)

400 391 Honestly. I don't find that Kansas Ballot to be confusing at all.

But, then again, I can read.
Posted by: garrett at August 05, 2022 09:12 AM (ICPiT)

It needs to be written for people who's idea of intellectual debate is;
"You stoopid!!!"
"nuh uh, YOU stoopid!!!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 05, 2022 09:15 AM (r46W7)

401 I don't have the patience or wherewithal to bother interpreting the fucking thing, and parsing meaning is one of my few skills. It's ludicrous.

Do you support repealing the ban of the law which allows abortions to not be curtailed in the future, pending a vote that abortions will have not been made illegal in the past due to a potential positive vote on the following measure if your vote is in the negative?

Seriously it's like a Chinese riddle. Unmitigated insanity.

Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 09:15 AM (scXAJ)

402 Similarly, FedEx was dropping packages for one street over address at my door. So was ups. I was getting in the car and delivering their shit to them like 4 times a week. I called FedEx. I left notes on the packages to tell the people to contact FedEx. I chased down the mailman. I called usps. I put in a notice to usps. The usps thing kinda got better. Finally a big fedex box arrived that I didn't feel like delivering for free. I called FedEx 4 times. I waited 2 WEEKS with the pkg on my porch. I now have a free nice set of Pyrex from bed bath and beyond.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at August 05, 2022 09:15 AM (HMTci)

403 The other morning I mentioned that Indiana was getting a LOT of national press and wondered what the heck was going on there. Next day news of the head-on collision death really spooked me. Unnerving that a day after that mention something else tragic happens. [shiver]

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 05, 2022 09:15 AM (MIKMs)

404 McConnell got played by Manchin. Goes along with gun bill, then Manchin stabs us in the back.

Manchin already playing his game for 2024. Acting like he will not support a Dem for Prez, but then helps pass a anti coal bill in the Senate.

Tester in Montana also

Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 09:16 AM (WY8d2)

405 Was there mustard on the Hiroshima bomb?
_____________________________________

Wasabi.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 05, 2022 09:16 AM (lf83v)

406 Honestly. I don't find that Kansas Ballot to be confusing at all.

But, then again, I can read.
Posted by: garrett at August 05, 2022 09:12 AM (ICPiT)

You may be able to read but what you can't do is put yourself in someone else's shoes.

Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 09:16 AM (scXAJ)

407 Scarlett Lewis and Neil Heslin lost their 6-year-old son, Jesse, in the 2012 massacre after a gunman attacked his school, killing 20 students and six educators. In the aftermath of the attack, Jones spread false claims that the attack was a hoax."

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I'm betting Jones never said it didn't happen, but instead suggested it was an op like Covid-19 and saw Epps and Sullivan type people who were present at other mass shootings.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 05, 2022 09:16 AM (/PDHC)

408 398. Touche

Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 09:16 AM (WY8d2)

409 An actual Trial might have lent it some credibility to a judgement, but at face this is nothing short of a Judicial Travesty.
Posted by: garrett at August 05, 2022 09:03 AM (ICPiT)

Concur. Grandstanding activist parents ain't getting paid no how, no way.

Trial was simply a dog and pony show for the left.

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 05, 2022 09:16 AM (2CExO)

410 Many of the ballot initiatives these days are worded like Kamala wrote them. I think part of the reason is whoever actually wrote the text voters see wants the vote to go a particular way. Same with certain polling questions.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 05, 2022 09:17 AM (BFigT)

411 My guess is that Romney, Collins, and Murkowski will vote to pass the inflation reduction act that increases inflation.

Posted by: MJ at August 05, 2022 09:17 AM (zwDuR)

412 >>Tester in Montana also


I hate that fat fuck with the heat of 1000 suns.

Posted by: garrett at August 05, 2022 09:18 AM (ICPiT)

413 CNBC for Biden.. Left wing Comcast trash, except for Santelli

Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 09:18 AM (WY8d2)

414 don't see why ballot language matters. Does anybody read that shit anyway? No. They see ads and consume media.

Posted by: Mark1971 at August 05, 2022 09:14 AM (xPl2J)

Of course it matters. A plurality of people show up to vote and have no clue what they are voting on until they get there. I don't have TV. The only reason I ever knew my local ballot questions and what to do was because I would specifically find out which way leftards wanted me to vote and then do the opposite.

Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 09:19 AM (scXAJ)

415 suspect is at large.

*

Be on the lookout for a man.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 05, 2022 09:19 AM (/PDHC)

416 168
Technically true, I guess. But consuming vast quantities of alcohol in one sitting can also kill any person. But it would also only apply to those who choose to consume vast quantities of alcohol, not the entire population.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 05, 2022 08:24 AM (sVtYq)
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Very nice analogy.

Posted by: Ciampino - we didn't all get AIDS either at August 05, 2022 09:19 AM (qfLjt)

417 The other morning I mentioned that Indiana was getting a LOT of national press and wondered what the heck was going on there. Next day news of the head-on collision death really spooked me. Unnerving that a day after that mention something else tragic happens. [shiver]
Posted by: mustbequantum at August 05, 2022 09:15 AM (MIKMs)

ok, now talk about a horde member in the tidewater winning a big powerball jackpot...

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 05, 2022 09:19 AM (p03vF)

418 333 Employment is a lagging indicator, not a leading one.
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Yep. And no mention on how may are being paid not to work or the numbers to be laid off this quarter. Its all smoke an mirrors.

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 05, 2022 09:19 AM (ppL7t)

419 411. No McConell wil not let them. As said before McConnell holds the team together on Tax issues

Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 09:19 AM (WY8d2)

420 375 I’m not going to David French’s place no matter how many mustard donuts he offers me.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 05, 2022 09:07 AM (oi8Dv)

Well, maybe. But I'd have to take a Kaiser Blade, some folks call it a Sling Blade, I call it a Kaiser Blade, just in case.

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at August 05, 2022 09:19 AM (MkuC5)

421 I now have a free nice set of Pyrex from bed bath and beyond.
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Do you 'cook', dagny??

Posted by: zombie Walter White at August 05, 2022 09:19 AM (yikp0)

422 "Chain establishments flee urban cores, citing safety concerns."
Smell the Coffee

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Shouldn't that be "Wake up and don't smell the coffee"?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 05, 2022 09:20 AM (FVME7)

423 >>You may be able to read but what you can't do is put yourself in someone else's shoes.


If we follow that logic, we'd have to remove text from ALL Ballots and replace it with Emojis.

Posted by: garrett at August 05, 2022 09:20 AM (ICPiT)

424 Tester in Montana.

I could never figure that out. I thought Montana was American?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 05, 2022 09:20 AM (lf83v)

425 Many of the ballot initiatives these days are worded like Kamala wrote them. I think part of the reason is whoever actually wrote the text voters see wants the vote to go a particular way. Same with certain polling questions.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 05, 2022 09:17 AM (BFigT)

"yes or no, are you still beating your wife?"

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 05, 2022 09:20 AM (p03vF)

426 Now: Should I tell the vendor I got it, so they can charge me? Or should I let it slide and see if they hit my card again?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 05, 2022 09:03 AM (txdEq)

You know the right thing to do. Polling a horde of morons is you just not wanting to do the right thing, and hoping we'll tell you not to.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 05, 2022 09:21 AM (MFphb)

427 "The rape and torture of children is not something to be 'relativized' or excused."

~~Christopher Hitchens
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Even though Hitchens directed this famous comment to the Catholic Church it applies even more strenuously to public education and, especially, to our desperately sick post-modern culture. America is "cruising for a bruising", as we used to say as kids, and I fear for the future punishment we are working so hard ot earn.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 05, 2022 09:21 AM (wsJPE)

428 415 suspect is at large.

*

Be on the lookout for a man.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 05, 2022 09:19 AM (/PDHC)
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I've been looking for one for 50 years!

Posted by: Some old maid cried plaintively at August 05, 2022 09:21 AM (qfLjt)

429 Tester is one of those liberals who wear a cowboy hat to show how downhome authentic he is, and Montana voters are stupid enough to keep falling for it. And there's always a libertarian running 3rd party who's only job is to get just enough votes to guarantee that the liberal democrat wins.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 05, 2022 09:22 AM (r46W7)

430 >> I thought Montana was American?


Nope. Between the old Union Towns, the Universities, the Reservations and the Farm Subsidies crowd...the State is actually quite purple.

Posted by: garrett at August 05, 2022 09:22 AM (ICPiT)

431 And I'm sure all the commercials amounted to

"If you care deeply about women and children, vote Yes on 1"

and

"If you care deeply about children and women, vote No on 1"

Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 09:22 AM (scXAJ)

432 405 ROFL. Coffee cup empty thank heaven.

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at August 05, 2022 09:22 AM (MkuC5)

433 Benny Johnson
@bennyjohnson

11m
Ron DeSantis on public health experts making an exception to lockdowns for George Floyd protests: "That's when I knew these people are a bunch of frauds"

https://tinyurl.com/2p8wua98

Posted by: redridinghood at August 05, 2022 09:23 AM (NpAcC)

434 That Cheney thing was a death threat wasn't it.

Posted by: torabora at August 05, 2022 09:23 AM (Y274z)

435 Cheney is just another insurrectionist.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 05, 2022 09:24 AM (wsJPE)

436 391 Honestly. I don't find that Kansas Ballot to be confusing at all.

But, then again, I can read.

Posted by: garrett at August 05, 2022 09:12 AM (ICPiT)


It was written so few would attempt to read all of it. Then Leftard TV, radio, and on-line ads would scream at people to vote the way the Progs want them to. This is taught in communications and poli sci 101 classes.

Posted by: Gref at August 05, 2022 09:24 AM (AMIL/)

437 Yep. And no mention on how may are being paid not to work or the numbers to be laid off this quarter. Its all smoke an mirrors.
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One of my kidlets was informed last week that her position was being eliminated. All of them worked all the way through the 'pandemic' so this was rather 'surprising'.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 05, 2022 09:24 AM (MIKMs)

438 If we follow that logic, we'd have to remove text from ALL Ballots and replace it with Emojis.

Posted by: garrett at August 05, 2022 09:20 AM (ICPiT)

I'm all for anything that negates the power of lefty lies. We can start with a knife to a baby's skull to vote for expanding abortion.

Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 09:25 AM (scXAJ)

439 Should I tell the vendor I got it, so they can charge me? Or should I let it slide and see if they hit my card again?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 05, 2022 09:03 AM (txdEq)



Pay the man. You got what you ordered. Whether you deal with them again is an open question though.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 05, 2022 09:26 AM (yQpMk)

440 It sounds cruel but I'm at that point where you gotta be cruel to be kind, so to speak. Again, it's called personal responsibility which goes hand in hand with freedom. In other words "conservatism." Look at that list of names in this proposal. These are the alleged next wave of conservatives that's going to take back the party and move us back to first principles? Not with shit like this.
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You are raging at the wind, Sefton. Conservatism is not personal responsibility. It's "gibzmedat" but with a veneer of "I worked for it." or "I'm entitled to it!"

The 4 Pillars of Conservatism are:

Welfare for American Citizens
Government Schooling (with pensions!)
Government Jobs
Government Retirement

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at August 05, 2022 09:26 AM (Y206u)

441 Ron DeSantis on public health experts making an exception to lockdowns for George Floyd protests: "That's when I knew these people are a bunch of frauds"

https://tinyurl.com/2p8wua98

Posted by: redridinghood at August 05, 2022 09:23 AM (NpAcC)

That's yuge and beautiful. He's making me like him more and more each day. And honestly I don't think there is anything lower on the planet than a politician.

Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 09:27 AM (scXAJ)

442 Oops, I meant that the jobs come with pensions, but based on how the schooling works, it's a pipeline to a government job, so...

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at August 05, 2022 09:27 AM (Y206u)

443 First Friday of the school year.
Posted by: IanDeal at August 05, 2022 07:37 AM (MGjjz)1

Day after Labor Day here. Been that way forever. We kids enjoyed having the entire summer off. Summer officially ended after Labor Day. And, yeah, I'm waaay past 29. Way past. Kindergarten was in 1952. Lawn, get off of.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at August 05, 2022 09:28 AM (Zvtjl)

444 This world will be a better place without Dick and Dickless Chaney!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 05, 2022 09:28 AM (BRHaw)

445 I don't think there is anything lower on the planet than a politician.
Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 09:27 AM (scXAJ)
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Voters motivated by "What's this politician going to do for ME?"

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at August 05, 2022 09:28 AM (Y206u)

446
Dateline St. Louis:
August 5, 1900 - The first automobile race in the west took place at the Fair Grounds. (Fairgrounds Park) Five vehicles took part, at a time when there were 25 autos in the entire city. It was reported more would have participated if not for the condition of the roads. In the 1 ½ mile race, John L. French came in first with his gasoline powered vehicle. The second and third place finishers drove electric cars.

LOFuckingL

Posted by: rickb223 at August 05, 2022 09:29 AM (j+4+t)

447 Voters motivated by "What's this politician going to do for ME?"

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at August 05, 2022 09:28 AM (Y206u)

Eh. We *do* pay them.

Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 09:29 AM (scXAJ)

448 The California Highway Patrol 11-99 (CHP 11-99) Foundation may revoke Paul Pelosi's membership after reports he flashed membership card during DUI arrest

Posted by: SMOD at August 05, 2022 09:29 AM (RHGPo)

449 The students must read the ballot language and then re-articulate what it means and what a "yes" or "no" vote entails. If greater than 85% of the students are unable to re-articulate the ballot question and correctly identify what will happen in the event of passage or non-passage on their first attempt to do so, the ballot language is rejected.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 05, 2022 09:09 AM (WWh8n)
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I'd be in favor of taking this approach to ALL legislation.

It would expose the failures of the education system (the literacy rate is pretty poor and only gets worse the further the students get into high school).

It would also prevent legislation from being passed if it's not comprehensible to today's 13-year-old students.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 05, 2022 09:30 AM (YIVH2)

450 448 The California Highway Patrol 11-99 (CHP 11-99) Foundation may revoke Paul Pelosi's membership after reports he flashed membership card during DUI arrest
Posted by: SMOD at August 05, 2022 09:29 AM (RHGPo)

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This is like punished Ted Kennedy for killing a woman by saying he can never be president.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 05, 2022 09:30 AM (LvTSG)

451 It doesn't matter if Kent wins it. The Dem will win it in the fall. I am disgusted that they have managed to ruin both Clark and Skamania county.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 05, 2022 09:30 AM (9WSy4)

452 Were any of the others hydrogen cars??

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 05, 2022 09:30 AM (yikp0)

453 LOFuckingL
Posted by: rickb223 at August 05, 2022 09:29 AM (j+4+t)
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Everything old is new again.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at August 05, 2022 09:31 AM (Y206u)

454 >>This is like punished Ted Kennedy for killing a woman by


revoking his Lifeguard Certification.

Posted by: garrett at August 05, 2022 09:31 AM (ICPiT)

455 yes

Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 09:31 AM (WY8d2)

456 "34 Can we rewind for a minute? Why the fuck is an ad for a Congresswoman all about Trump? He's not running against Lizard.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 05, 2022 07:49 AM (zm+d5) "

It turns out, even Dick Cheney has trouble filling 30 seconds of time saying anything good about Liz.

Posted by: Simple Stevo at August 05, 2022 09:31 AM (xvFjy)

457 Eh. We *do* pay them.
Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 09:29 AM (scXAJ)
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And in return for our votes, they. pay. us.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at August 05, 2022 09:31 AM (Y206u)

458 revoking his Lifeguard Certification.

Posted by: garrett at August 05, 2022 09:31 AM (ICPiT)

Lmao

Posted by: ... at August 05, 2022 09:31 AM (scXAJ)

459 I have to stop myself and marvel at the fact that I'm sounding like Oliver Stone circa 2003.

Its OK to admit that we ignored a lot of shit that the Old School Libs warned about in their day. If we don't acknowledge that, we'll find ourselves right back in the same spot sooner rather than later. I don't think we'll ever dig ourselves out of this mess until we acknowledge those blind spots - because we'll continue to back the wrong players if we don't own those mistakes. Not for any sense of contrition, but simply to not repeat them.

Posted by: Good for the Gander at August 05, 2022 09:31 AM (n4QeF)

460 The California Highway Patrol 11-99 (CHP 11-99) Foundation may revoke Paul Pelosi's membership after reports he flashed membership card during DUI arrest

Posted by: SMOD at August 05, 2022 09:29 AM (RHGPo)

LOL. Why? That is what the membership card is for. Why else issue one?

Posted by: Mark1971 at August 05, 2022 09:32 AM (xPl2J)

461 What's worse is when it's blaze orange.
Posted by: grammie winger at August 05, 2022 09:04 AM (45fpk)

Can ah gets me uh huntin license heah?

they photo op in the blaze orange under careful conditions, seeing as how blaze orange makes a very visible target.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 05, 2022 09:32 AM (MFphb)

462 429. Tom, Tester was helped by the fact that every year he won was a great dem year. 2006, 2012, 2018

Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 09:33 AM (WY8d2)

463 Noodus gratia artis.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 05, 2022 09:33 AM (oi8Dv)

464 > The California Highway Patrol 11-99 (CHP 11-99) Foundation may revoke Paul Pelosi's membership after reports he flashed membership card during DUI arrest
____________

A buddy of mine was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Police in MD. He clipped his membership card to his registration. The only time he whipped that out he nearly got busted for attempting to bribe a po-po. I was in the passenger seat laughing my ass off.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 05, 2022 09:34 AM (BFigT)

465 Nice to see the Missouri Senate race has been moved to safe republican. One less thing to worry about

Posted by: Jonah at August 05, 2022 09:35 AM (WY8d2)

466 It would also prevent legislation from being passed if it's not comprehensible to today's 13-year-old students.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 05, 2022 09:30 AM (YIVH2)

RUFKM?
Legislation is deliberately obtuse just so you can't know what is in it. They have staffs of lawyers going through the language of 6 other equally obtuse laws trying to figure out what a change from may to shall in section IV sub 218 clause 4a will mean.

The laws as written in the past 100 years are the Augean Stables

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 05, 2022 09:37 AM (MFphb)

467 @434 torabora-It was certainly a shot across President Trumps bow, that's for sure. It's exactly as JJ described it. Many here get whipped up about Trump not draining the Deep State. Pisses me off too, but then you realize and hear shit like this that reminds you, and it is practically a daily occurrence the warnings for Trump/us by the "left" including the GOPe. I for once would like the commenters here that grumble constantly about Trump not draining the swamp to explain what they think the swamp/Deep State/left would have done in response if Trump even began to "drain" it' People that get upset about what Trump didn't do seem to gloss right over this scenario then claim, oh you're making excuses, can't criticize Trump, etc. No you need to explain to the people that see what is obvious, if the Trump admin had started taking these people out, what it would be labeled as by the left AND the GOPe, and how you think they would have reacted and dealt with Trump. They tell us daily what would have happened, it's plain as day if you stop, listen instead of marveling at how uber conservative you are in comments bitching about what Trump didn't do.

Posted by: JROD at August 05, 2022 09:38 AM (0jZnq)

468 The dictatorship is a fait accompli at this point.

Posted by: Ziba at August 05, 2022 09:41 AM (4h9M3)

469 They tell us daily what would have happened, it's plain as day if you stop, listen instead of marveling at how uber conservative you are in comments bitching about what Trump didn't do.
Posted by: JROD at August 05, 2022 09:38 AM (0jZnq)

Agree.
The Swamp is the war to end all wars. Particularly and specifically for Trump. Literally.

Posted by: Beyond Norman Parameters at August 05, 2022 09:42 AM (wReBR)

470 Posted by: JROD at August 05, 2022 09:38 AM (0jZnq)

So much this. I get a little peeved when people complain that Trump did not exercise perfect omniscience and complete power. Well, duh. He is *human* and happens to have a good heart and loves America. He did what he could with his limited human abilities and it was a lot more than just about anyone else would or could do. Maybe someone else could have done better, but that someone didn't have or take the opportunity.

Posted by: Emmie at August 05, 2022 09:45 AM (t62xj)

471 Art's up.

Posted by: Emmie at August 05, 2022 09:46 AM (t62xj)

472 446
In the 1 ½ mile race, John L. French came in first with his gasoline powered vehicle. The second and third place finishers drove electric cars.

LOFuckingL

Posted by: rickb223 at August 05, 2022 09:29 AM (j+4+t)
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Studebaker went from making luxury train coaches to making electric cars.

Posted by: Ciampino - Studebaker fine cars at August 05, 2022 09:50 AM (qfLjt)

473 The dictatorship is a fait accompli at this point.
Posted by: Ziba at August 05, 2022 09:41 AM (4h9M3)
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Wasn't that true early in the morning of 01/07/2021? The Pedocrats were stuck, trying to pierce the Constitution with a dagger, and the House Republicans all piled on to finally drive it right through the page.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at August 05, 2022 10:02 AM (Y206u)

474 Re: Cheney. The hyperbole is a dead-giveaway that most people just don’t catch. The worst thing you could objectively say about Donald Trump is his demeanor was unpresidential and diminished the offices and his policies were bad [eta: I don’t really care about the first, and disagree with the second statement.] He’s not a “threat to the republic” or any of the other insane rantings his putatively thoughtful enemies indulge.

What’s really at the root of this is the ruling class believes THEY are the United States of America. And the people who won’t go along with their agenda anymore (aka the folks who put Trump in office) are a national security threat.

Posted by: SMFH at August 05, 2022 10:10 AM (+jso1)

475 156 "Danuri is now on its way to the Moon, with a planned arrival in lunar orbit on December 16, 2022."
Propulsion powered by a pair of AAA batteries?
----
It's a long way around, involving first going to the Earth-Sun L1 point. And I think it's four big honkin' D cells.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at August 05, 2022 10:45 AM (peWy1)

476 24. I call it like I see it.

Appreciated. Happy adjusting to central time.

Posted by: Lola at August 05, 2022 11:02 AM (NIYa7)

477 I assume (and probably "know") that Dick Cheney loves his daughter. And Harry Truman famously said of one of his daughter's critics that if Harry and the critic met, the critic would "need a steak for his eye and a supporter below".

So I'll cut Cheney some slack--but I'm not impressed by his accusation that Trump is a "coward". Weak sauce insult that. Cheney should swallow a glass of STFU.

Posted by: GlendaleGreybeard at August 05, 2022 11:13 AM (K57hO)

478 The future is Neofascist. Not many people are aware that the New Deal Democrats and the Italian Fascists were best buds. Mussolini wrote a review FDR's book Moving Forward and gave it 2 thumbs up. He was impressed at FDR's embracing of Fascism and said so. Only problem for FDR was the Supreme Court stymied the more hard core fascist elements of the New Deal. Mention this episode to a modern progressive, and watch their head explode... or change the subject.

Posted by: John K at August 05, 2022 11:23 AM (AtmxM)

479 477 I assume (and probably "know") that Dick Cheney loves his daughter. And Harry Truman famously said of one of his daughter's critics that if Harry and the critic met, the critic would "need a steak for his eye and a supporter below".

So I'll cut Cheney some slack--but I'm not impressed by his accusation that Trump is a "coward". Weak sauce insult that. Cheney should swallow a glass of STFU.
Posted by: GlendaleGreybeard at August 05, 2022 11:13 AM (K57hO)

Sure he loves his daughter. But that accusation and really threat has got nothing to do with loving his daughter. There is no comparison to the Margaret Truman incident. Cheney is threatening Trump, period.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 05, 2022 11:27 AM (x0n13)

480 fixedURL

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 05, 2022 11:28 AM (x0n13)

481 Love DeSantis, but it is a hell of a lot easier to reign in state employees rather than the federal civil leviathan.

Posted by: Danimal28 at August 05, 2022 11:43 AM (klw0w)

482 The collapse is the fitness test that will judge our leadership, there is no way to avoid it. However, it's like chemo therapy, the body might not be strong enough to survive the toxic medicine needed to cure the disease.

Posted by: DFCtomm at August 05, 2022 01:00 PM (OHy0b)

483 I get paid over $85 per hour working from home with 2 kids at home. I never thought I'd be able to do it but my best friend earns over 10k a month doing this and she convinced me to try. The potential with this is endless.
Here's what I've been doing... www.salarycash1.com

Posted by: Sarah at August 05, 2022 01:24 PM (Sp8jq)

484 451 Notsothoreau

1) It natters a helluva lot! I want RINO impeacher JHB taken down in a GOP primary! Not by a DEM in the GE.

2) If Kent wins the GOP primary, he'll easily hold the WA-3 seat in this environment, as Dave in FLA discussed last night.

Posted by: mnw at August 05, 2022 02:34 PM (NLIak)

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