The Morning Report — 8/8/22

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Good morning, kids. Start of a new week and so the insanity of the Orwellian insult known as the "Inflation Reduction Act," which does the exact opposite of its name (hence, Orwellian) taxes everyone out the wazoo while spending "only" a svelte $700-odd billion instead of the original $5 trillion from last year's attempted Build Bolshevism Biggerer bill passed in the Senate. To absolutely no one's surprise, the hallucinatory brown acid trip of Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema as the saviors of "conservatism" or at best "moderation" had their palms out and got them greased by greasiest of greasy bastards Chuck "Schemer" Schumer. Now we find ourselves paranoid, sweating and retching in the gutter, trying to scoop up our vomitus like Chuck Negron with the DTs in the wake of that bad trip.

Honestly, all things considered, I'm finding it hard in a way to really give a flying fig about whatever spending there is in this monstrosity. The economy is nosediving towards a Weimar/Zimbabwe level catastrophe at the same time and primarily caused by this illegitimate junta's obsession with wiping out carbon, the element and essence of life (the Horta notwithstanding) in all its forms. So what the hell is another $700 billion, that is if you really believe that the actual final figure is $700 billion and no way is it ever going to exceed that, CBO scoring shenanigans and just plain old graft and lying notwithstanding. I have no idea what the page count on this cancer is, but for sure it's got to be in the high hundreds if not into the thousands, like every other damned massive bill that has been written months if not years in advance by armies of obedient Leftist cogs, faculty lounge lizards and C-suite suck-ups, whipped out of file cabinet at the slightest whiff of a crisis that cannot be let go to waste and passed in the dead of night with no time to read even the flyleaf that says "Reg US Pat Off." and the description of the typeface.

Yet, the wastage of money is the least of our worries. It's what's buried in the fine print on page 1,437 that one day reveals itself as the anti-constitutional beast that will suck the life out of us. Remember back to the halcyon days just prior to the Obama reign of error (and arguably that continues to this day from Schloss Kalorama) when the jug-eared, dog-eating purple-lipped fraud/candidate envisioned some Civilian National Security Force that was to be bigger than the Defense Department? Well, it may be knocking on your door in the not too distant future, all in the name of "inflation reduction."

. . . Biden’s handlers are tackling the real problem facing America today: they’re expanding the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to the extent that, according to the Washington Free Beacon, it will soon be larger “than the Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol combined.”

Yes, it’s true. The people who run Joe Biden looked around at their dumpster fire of an administration, and the smoking ruin they have wrought, and decided that what America really needs are tens of thousands of new employees for the IRS. . .

. . . Why does the IRS need so many new full-time employees? Why does it need a six-hundred-percent budget increase? It’s all part of the administration’s ongoing efforts to squeeze the American middle class. The Free Beacon notes that according to “a Congressional Budget Office analysis,” the new behemoth IRS “would result in more than $200 billion in additional revenue for the federal government over the next decade.” This is because the new IRS agents would devote substantial energy to squeezing Americans and bleeding them dry: “Democrats say the hiring of additional IRS agents will help root out tax cheats and other criminals,” for “more than half of that funding is specifically earmarked for ‘enforcement,’ meaning tax audits and other responsibilities such as ‘digital asset monitoring. . .’”

. . . the new IRS agents would devote substantial energy to squeezing Americans and bleeding them dry: “Democrats say the hiring of additional IRS agents will help root out tax cheats and other criminals,” for “more than half of that funding is specifically earmarked for ‘enforcement,’ meaning tax audits and other responsibilities such as ‘digital asset monitoring.’”

It’s easy to see where all this is going. The new super-IRS will be as corrupt and politicized as the FBI already is, and would use its new staff and money to go after dissenters from the Leftist regime in Washington. The IRS is already one of the most hated and feared of all federal agencies, and one that was already politicized during Barack Obama’s first two terms, when the infamous Lois Lerner began persecuting conservative nonprofit organizations.

Look, I'm no John Kenneth Galbraith but if the purveyors of this so-called "modern monetary theory" claim the government can print as much money as it wants to, then why does the government need to tax the citizenry at all? Ask that of a true-believing Lefty and watch him do the Norman Coordinate shuffle. But of course, the is not a dumb question at all. Taxation, at least in the post-war era of an ever-metastasizing bureaucracy is a means to stymie personal freedom as well as a punishment for individual achievement. Money, wealth and property, at whatever amount it is earned by the individual is the measure of independence and, in turn, freedom. Why do you think the Commies have spent the past hundred-odd years trying to take it away from you and why the Davos set are hot and horny for you to have nothing and like it? (see this link on the not-so-stealthy drive for a cashless society in Ireland)

Ironically, as this junta drives us all towards societal dissolution by strangling the goose that laid the golden egg of American prosperity, there won't be any money for the IRS to confiscate. You can always pay it off in debtor's prison or by building that new White Sea Canal or high-speed California railroad. One dead soul per tie just like in Burma.

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Posted by: J.J. Sefton at 07:38 AM




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1 WTFO??

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 08, 2022 07:39 AM (BRHaw)

2 Good morning, everyone!

Posted by: NR Pax at August 08, 2022 07:39 AM (4olE8)

3 And at this point, I'm going to stop feeling so annoyed about my debts since it seems that things are going to crash soon enough.

Posted by: NR Pax at August 08, 2022 07:40 AM (4olE8)

4 Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to the extent that, according to the Washington Free Beacon, it will soon be larger “than the Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol combined.”

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 08, 2022 07:40 AM (BRHaw)

5
g'mornin' again, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 08, 2022 07:40 AM (ENBF0)

6 Top 10?

Posted by: IanDeal at August 08, 2022 07:41 AM (MGjjz)

7 And at this point, I'm going to stop feeling so annoyed about my debts since it seems that things are going to crash soon enough.
Posted by: NR Pax at August 08, 2022 07:40 AM (4olE



It is enough to make me regret not spending half my salary on hookers and blow, and just wasting the other half.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 08, 2022 07:41 AM (MeDDJ)

8 Good morning everyone.

I am so out of it, I read, and missed, the 'JJ' sign below.

More coffee.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 08, 2022 07:42 AM (LsEU/)

9 G'morning, all.

And time for Saltie's upbeat and uplifting morning greeting.

" Good morning!
Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere. "

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 08, 2022 07:42 AM (svdGq)

10 Morning horde. I may have done something incredibly stupid over the weekend. I have 2 yards of dirt and 2 of mulch for the front flowerbeds being delivered today. yeah, i'm not sure i thought this through so well. it's only a little warm out to be doing this after work each day...

ah well, coffee is ready. on to the content...

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 08, 2022 07:42 AM (p03vF)

11 The GOP will fix this after the red wave in the Fall.

Posted by: Guy watching a puppet show at August 08, 2022 07:42 AM (sn5EN)

12 Moronin', Hourde!

Posted by: Hans O'Lo at August 08, 2022 07:42 AM (u7pQw)

13 BOING!

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 08, 2022 07:45 AM (odVni)

14 ho lee fook

On every assessment, black and Hispanic residents were rated lower than white and Asian residents. The researchers hypothesized three possible explanations: bias in faculty assessment, effects of a noninclusive learning environment, or structural inequities in assessment.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 08, 2022 07:45 AM (BRHaw)

15 What Democrats can't persuade Americans to do, they now will be able to terrorize us to do.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 08, 2022 07:45 AM (JrfUP)

16 The researchers hypothesized three possible explanations: bias in faculty assessment, effects of a noninclusive learning environment, or structural inequities in assessment.
Posted by: rhennigantx

Notably, cultural influences and child-rearing impacts weren't mentioned I gather.

Huh? Imagine that.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 08, 2022 07:46 AM (LsEU/)

17 G'morning, all.

Millions? Pocket change. Billions? Pin money. Trillions? Now you're talking about real money.

Posted by: creeper at August 08, 2022 07:47 AM (cTCuP)

18 or structural inequities in assessment.
Posted by: rhennigantx

What the f*** does that even mean?

Posted by: Tonypete at August 08, 2022 07:48 AM (LsEU/)

19 Let me tell you all how it will be. There'll be one for you, nineteen for me.

Posted by: Tax Man at August 08, 2022 07:49 AM (oTZbj)

20 Millions? Pocket change. Billions? Pin money. Trillions? Now you're talking about real money.
Posted by: creeper at August 08, 2022 07:47 AM (cTCuP)


The numbers are just mind-boggling. They grift away sums that that would have supported entire wars just a couple of decades ago.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 08, 2022 07:50 AM (MeDDJ)

21 Okay... literally just minutes ago in Toronto at Keele and Lawrence a guy in handcuffs resists arrest and flees in a Toronto police K-9 unit's SUV with two dogs in the backseat, crashes the cop SUV totalling the front-end, then flees on foot to a taxi and gets in! Cops make arrest, again; the dogs are okay; suspect and [maybe] taxi driver in hospital with injuries.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 08, 2022 07:51 AM (yikp0)

22 We are at the part in the movie where the mob just burns the restaurant down for the insurance.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 08, 2022 07:51 AM (MeDDJ)

23 Nice writeup JJ, and happy birfday. and you're right about the coming collapse, I think. the one nice thing about the new "digital tracking" by the IRS, they'll be after people who buy things online, like amazon and ebay etc. but don't pay sales tax.

if they start seriously enforcing this, people might stop buying from those places, hurting their businesses enough to pay them back a bit. I hope...

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 08, 2022 07:51 AM (p03vF)

24 "What the f*** does that even mean? "

When teaching abilities are evaluated fairly,...
the results show poor teaching abilities?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 08, 2022 07:52 AM (svdGq)

25 I'm more worried about the iniquity than the inequities.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 08, 2022 07:52 AM (6FeV1)

26 "Look, I'm no John Kenneth Galbraith but if the purveyors of this so-called "modern monetary theory" claim the government can print as much money as it wants to, then why does the government need to tax the citizenry at all?"
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This is indeed a question I've been asking myself. Federal monetary policy seems completely divorced from collecting revenue, other than as a means to control. Whenever they want to fund a project, they just print more money, causing more problems.

State and local taxes could still be collected (they can't print their own money), but federal income tax should just be abolished because they don't really "need" it.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 08, 2022 07:53 AM (YIVH2)

27 Anyone who writes off this IRS expansion as more bureaucratic bloat or just about tax collection hasn't been paying attention. It is about targeting and destroying small businesses and political "enemies." Anyone they can identify as a donor or supporter of conservative politicians or causes will be hunted down and persecuted. More Stalinism.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 08, 2022 07:53 AM (H8QX8)

28 Ceasefire after three days of rocket attacks and defensive retaliation in Gaza seems to be holding. [After the Israelis got a bunch of terrorist leaders, I'd point out.]

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 08, 2022 07:54 AM (yikp0)

29 This isn't even MMT. There are at least some rules in MMT. This is fallen empire profligacy without even the courtesy of a reach-around.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 08, 2022 07:55 AM (6FeV1)

30 Now waiting for DC to announce "Everyone in this country is hereby taxed at 100%. We will dole out what you need on a quarterly basis."

Probably should be careful where I post that because some government type would get dreamy eyed at the idea and try to make it happen.

Posted by: NR Pax at August 08, 2022 07:55 AM (4olE8)

31 "Two Georgia men were charged for allegedly using their adopted boys to produce pornographic material".

1. Two men should not be allowed to adopt children.

2. Two men should not be allowed to continue breathing.

These were two white guys. I wonder what color their "boys" are.

Posted by: fd at August 08, 2022 07:55 AM (sn5EN)

32 Probably should be careful where I post that because some government type would get dreamy eyed at the idea and try to make it happen.
Posted by: NR Pax

Never happen.

Posted by: Bob at NSA at August 08, 2022 07:55 AM (LsEU/)

33 25 I'm more worried about the iniquity than the inequities.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 08, 2022 07:52 AM (6FeV1)

The former drives the zealous pursuit of the latter.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 08, 2022 07:56 AM (H8QX8)

34 Dems Poised To Make IRS Larger Than Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol Combined

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This is absolutely incredible. And if you asked 99 out of 100 people if they were aware of what the Democrats just did to "working families," they'd look at you like deer in headlights.

With all that's happening to Americans, with all of the corruption and treachery surrounding our gov't, with our liberties and freedoms being vaporized at break neck speed, with globalism swallowing us piece by piece, with money being siphoned out of our pockets, with our deep fears being that we're headed in the wrong direction as a country...this is what Congress has done.

I'm looking around for a silver lining, but haven't found it yet.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 08, 2022 07:56 AM (sVtYq)

35 87000 irs agents is like 1 new agent for every 2000 taxpayers.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 08, 2022 07:57 AM (R8uWY)

36 More Hoser crime from a few days ago:

Quebec police say the gun used to kill three people in the Montreal area this week was acquired illegally.

Provincial police spokeswoman Genevieve Gagnon says 26-year-old Abdulla Shaikh, who is suspected of killing the three men at random, did not have a firearms licence.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 08, 2022 07:57 AM (yikp0)

37 On every assessment, black and Hispanic residents were rated lower than white and Asian residents. The researchers hypothesized three possible explanations: bias in faculty assessment, effects of a noninclusive learning environment, or structural inequities in assessment.
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 08, 2022 07:45 AM (BRHaw)

===
Good morning dear morons and thanks Jj

What about "failing to position the residents for success"?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 08, 2022 07:57 AM (EZebt)

38 What brain trust pool is the IRS going to pull 87000 accountants? Or will they be lawyers?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 08, 2022 07:58 AM (R8uWY)

39 What brain trust pool is the IRS going to pull 87000 accountants? Or will they be lawyers?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 08, 2022 07:58 AM (R8uWY)



Leg breakers.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 08, 2022 07:58 AM (MeDDJ)

40 Money In A Mattress > Wall Street Smoke & Mirrors

Never Give Up Your Guns!

Rootin For Putin!

Free Buffalo Guy!

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 08, 2022 07:58 AM (2CExO)

41 They'll have to fix the ev tax credit problem in a future bill - China doesn't like it -it will be a midnight addition to the continuing resolution coming in September. None of this matters, we have already declared asses as Consuls.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at August 08, 2022 07:59 AM (oWBc3)

42 The IRS will be the new State Police.

Posted by: Ziba at August 08, 2022 08:00 AM (4h9M3)

43 or structural inequities in assessment.
Posted by: rhennigantx

What the f*** does that even mean?

Posted by: Tonypete at August 08, 2022 07:48 AM (LsEU/)

the democrat researchers are a bunch of racists, but don't know how to cover that up?

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

44 The good part is that all these new revenuers won't have to risk getting shot going door to door to collect, thanks to everybody doing their banking digitally online.

Posted by: davidt at August 08, 2022 08:01 AM (oTZbj)

45 Quebec police say the gun used to kill three people in the Montreal area this week was acquired illegally.
Provincial police spokeswoman Genevieve Gagnon says 26-year-old Abdulla Shaikh, who is suspected of killing the three men at random, did not have a firearms licence.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 08, 2022 07:57 AM


two things:
1. french canadian amish strike again
B. they're 'sposed to say "...acquired illegally in Gary, Indiana..."

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 08, 2022 08:02 AM (ENBF0)

46 Good morning, JJ.

Good morning, Horde.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 08:02 AM (WWh8n)

47 Ceasefire after three days of rocket attacks and defensive retaliation in Gaza seems to be holding. [After the Israelis got a bunch of terrorist leaders, I'd point out.]
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 08, 2022 07:54 AM (yikp0)

that and the pali's kept dropping rockets on gaza...

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 08, 2022 08:03 AM (p03vF)

48 What brain trust pool is the IRS going to pull 87000 accountants? Or will they be lawyers?

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I'm thinking little to no experience necessary, and the applicant pool will be in competition with those applying for nudie scanner jobs at the airport.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 08, 2022 08:03 AM (sVtYq)

49 when did politicians stop endorsing their primary opponents ?

Don't think the money grubbing whore Robson has endorsed Lake

Posted by: REDACTED at August 08, 2022 08:03 AM (us2H3)

50 34 Dems Poised To Make IRS Larger Than Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol Combined

--This is absolutely incredible.
Posted by: Lady in Black at August 08, 2022 07:56 AM (sVtYq)

It's stealth Stalinism, and crudely brilliant. With tax laws and grinding, protracted persecution, the IRS can covertly do with complete political cover what the FBI cannot. Why do you think the democrats went into spasms of rage when Nixon even suggested looking into a political opponent's taxes (over which, by the way, he was rebuked by his own Treasury Secretary)?

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 08, 2022 08:03 AM (H8QX8)

51 Quebec police say the gun used to kill three people in the Montreal area this week was acquired illegally.
Provincial police spokeswoman Genevieve Gagnon says 26-year-old Abdulla Shaikh, who is suspected of killing the three men at random, did not have a firearms licence.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 08, 2022 07:57 AM

two things:
1. french canadian amish strike again
B. they're 'sposed to say "...acquired illegally in Gary, Indiana..."
Posted by: AltonJackson at August 08, 2022 08:02 AM (ENBF0)

gee, if only they could figure out why he did it...

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 08, 2022 08:03 AM (p03vF)

52 well duh!!

The Joint Committee on Taxation has reported that 78 to 90 percent of the taxpayer money raised via new audits and investigations as a result of the legislation would come from American households earning less than $200,000 a year.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 08, 2022 08:04 AM (BRHaw)

53 So we were breakfasting at the NAS Oceana golf course clubhouse yesterday morning, and you will never guess what they had available for purchase.

Choco-Taco's!

They tasted pretty good.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 08, 2022 08:04 AM (svdGq)

54 Morning all.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 08, 2022 08:04 AM (j+4+t)

55 42 The IRS will be the new State Police.
Posted by: Ziba at August 08, 2022 08:00 AM (4h9M3)

There you go.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 08, 2022 08:04 AM (H8QX8)

56 34 I'm looking around for a silver lining, but haven't found it yet.

The only consolation is that the dopes who voted for this will suffer too.

But when do we bid adieu to them? What is it going to take? What’s our excuse for sticking around for more abuse?

Posted by: Beavis at August 08, 2022 08:04 AM (ZGlod)

57 Ukraine’s War Today: Are We Winning or Losing?

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Who's this "we?" I didn't know we were in a war.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 08, 2022 08:04 AM (sVtYq)

58 Frenchwoman suffers serious injuries after polar bear attack in Norway's remote Arctic Svalbard Islands.

Print report says injuries nonlife-threatening to an arm; tourist attacked after alighting from a helicopter; bear scared off by rifle-shots.

BTW, the print report states, "An estimated 20,000-25,000 polar bears live in the Arctic" when the 1950's estimate was around 5,000 IIRC! They sure "in danger of becoming endangered... if all the Arctic ice melts".

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

59 Hey, we can collect up to $1 billion in undercollected taxes. All it will take is 100,000 new agents at an annual cost of $400 billion!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 08, 2022 08:06 AM (R8uWY)

60 Out brown shirts
In brown tweed jackets.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 08, 2022 08:06 AM (R8uWY)

61 I've been audited more times than I care to remember and tho I let my accountant handle most of it, I met a few of the auditors

I was not impressed

they aint hiring the best

Posted by: REDACTED at August 08, 2022 08:06 AM (us2H3)

62 The good part is that all these new revenuers won't have to risk getting shot going door to door to collect, thanks to everybody doing their banking digitally online.
Posted by: davidt

Interestingly enough, we are trying mightily to go cash only but it's impossible. Some, probably soon to be many, don't even accept cash as payment.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 08, 2022 08:07 AM (LsEU/)

63 Alex Coffey is a part-time sportswriter for the Philly Inquirer, a newspaper that probably won't exist much longer. For decades it has been a confused, wildly leftist rag. This writer wants to make a name for herself and went after the execrable Pete Rose, always an easy target (because he says nasty, controversial things even when talking just to himself, so sportswriters love him). Combine those two factors, lefty activism and Pete Rose, and the results are totally predictable: Instant tweet storm.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 08, 2022 08:07 AM (0K6V0)

64 "They sure "in danger of becoming endangered... if all the Arctic ice melts".

I believe polar bears will float, just like ducks.


Which means that polar bears must be witches.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 08, 2022 08:07 AM (svdGq)

65 well duh!!

The Joint Committee on Taxation has reported that 78 to 90 percent of the taxpayer money raised via new audits and investigations as a result of the legislation would come from American households earning less than $200,000 a year.
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 08, 2022 08:04 AM (BRHaw)
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So the junta wants to turn us into Greece, where tax avoidance is a national pastime.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 08, 2022 08:07 AM (YIVH2)

66 An audit? What's that?
-Joe Sixpack

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 08, 2022 08:07 AM (EZebt)

67 I guess the House GOP could choke off the IRS next year

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

68 I remember eating a Choco Taco in my youth.

And it was good.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 08, 2022 08:08 AM (jbPkE)

69 Hey, we can collect up to $1 billion in undercollected taxes. All it will take is 100,000 new agents at an annual cost of $400 billion!
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 08, 2022 08:06 AM (R8uWY)
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Sadly, this does seem to be how the government defines success in any endeavor. It's not about how much money they make, it's about how much they spend.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 08, 2022 08:09 AM (YIVH2)

70 42 The IRS will be the new State Police.

The KGB wannabes at FIB won’t like this

Posted by: Beavis at August 08, 2022 08:09 AM (ZGlod)

71 53 I used to love that golf course. I really loved that place. So many experiences there.

Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2022 08:09 AM (btbnt)

72 Steamy one today
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip's phone at August 08, 2022 08:09 AM (dy9jj)

73 I wish I had confidence Joe Manchin would receive a political death blow over this horrific bill. But I have no belief left in me that the majority of people have any idea what's going on and who's to blame. And yes, I blame him because the rest of his party is insane. He is the reason this advanced, will pass the House and will wind up on the old, doddering imbecile's desk.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 08, 2022 08:09 AM (sVtYq)

74 Interesting comments by Stephen Miller over the weekend about "what red wave?"

Exactly.

Posted by: Ziba at August 08, 2022 08:09 AM (4h9M3)

75 Its times like these --with a threat and an issue like tens of thousands of additional IRS agents in the Orwell Bill.--that a Republican leadership could drive a stake in the Commies hearts.

Alas, we have two Decepticon RINO's , Kevin and Mitch, who are as much as threat to our country as the Communists.
May sound off topic but Bannon says Trump should be Speaker of the House for 100 days then switch to be a candidate for POTUS.
That is a winning move. A Trumpian move.

Do it Trump.


Posted by: Voter theater. at August 08, 2022 08:09 AM (/5Who)

76 "So the junta wants to turn us into Greece, where tax avoidance is a national pastime."

Or Italy.
Undercover 'Receipt Police' randomly accosting people departing stores and shops and demanding to be shown the receipt for the good or service, to ensure that taxes were collected and reported by the shop owner.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 08, 2022 08:09 AM (svdGq)

77 >> if the purveyors of this so-called "modern monetary theory" claim the government can print as much money as it wants to, then why does the government need to tax the citizenry at all?


I have been making this argument for quite some time, now.

Unfortunately, the Leftist agrees that Taxation is not about Duty, but about Punishment.

Posted by: garrett at August 08, 2022 08:10 AM (OtxZd)

78 Haven't been around much and am not sure if this has been posted. Time:

"Summer Gasoline Demand in U.S. Drops Below Pandemic Levels"

https://tinyurl.com/2sktp58w

Pause to think about that for a moment. People weren't *allowed* to go anywhere by the government. Now people can't afford to go anywhere. Also by the same government.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 08, 2022 08:11 AM (fIbtQ)

79 >>"So the junta wants to turn us into Greece, where tax avoidance is a national pastime."


As it should be. Taxation is Theft. Full stop.

Posted by: garrett at August 08, 2022 08:11 AM (OtxZd)

80 The Joint Committee on Taxation has reported that 78 to 90 percent of the taxpayer money raised via new audits and investigations as a result of the legislation would come from American households earning less than $200,000 a year.
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 08, 2022 08:04 AM (BRHaw)

Exactly. Going after the middle-class, and one political part of it. Red flags for an audit will be political contributions and online activity.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 08, 2022 08:11 AM (H8QX8)

81 My wife quite often gets paid via Venmo in her business, and she also sends money to sub-contractors the same way. Since Democrats will now require 1099's for all those transactions she is stopping that practice, cold turkey. It's not that she didn't report her income (she did), it's that she just doesn't want to mess with all that record keeping and paper reconciliation. Screw it.

I bet Venmo sees reduced large transaction volume. It's future is 20-somethings paying each other back for bar drinks.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 08, 2022 08:11 AM (0K6V0)

82 It’s easy to see where all this is going. The new super-IRS will be as corrupt and politicized as the FBI already is, and would use its new staff and money to go after dissenters from the Leftist regime in Washington.
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It already is. The only difference between the IRS and the FBI - or the freaking Department of Education or the EPA, for that matter - is mandate, armament level and scale. This fixes the scale problem by more than doubling the IRS.

They don't need to more than double the workforce to go after rich guys. Then we consider "high net worth individuals" - those with $25 million or more in assets - there are only around 156k households total. The IRS hiring of 87k employees would allow them to be assigned 0.5:1 permanently, with plenty of headroom to cover HNWI growth, vacations, etc.

This workforce isn't for those guys, it's for you and me. More than anything, it's for the guys selling stuff on eBay or Facebook Marketplace or the like - typically blue-collar or lower-end white-collar families with a little side action. Gotta squeeze 'em and ruin their lives.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 08:12 AM (WWh8n)

83 Margot Cleveland tweets that the next Republican Administration must have a Revenge Czar.

This is genius.

Because as a Czar, alexthechick does not require Senate confirmation. Let the smiting begin.

Posted by: blaster at August 08, 2022 08:12 AM (6TxNR)

84 67 I guess the House GOP could choke off the IRS next year

LOL Good one!

Posted by: Kevin Luntz-Bottoms at August 08, 2022 08:12 AM (ZGlod)

85 Tax policy is totally divorced from fiscal policy.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 08, 2022 08:12 AM (EZebt)

86 But it only seemed that way because CNN didn’t bother to cover Fast and Furious, Benghazi, spying on journalists, DoJ corruption, NSA domestic spying, Obamacare deception, and IRS weaponization. “Scandal free” has about as much connection to President Obama as “credibility” does to CNN.

and Clinton emails
and XL approval then disapprove
and sequestration never implemented
and PRISM
and...

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 08, 2022 08:12 AM (BRHaw)

87 "I used to love that golf course. I really loved that place. So many experiences there. "

We always stay on base at the Navy Gateway when visiting our son, stationed here.

A nice and inexpensive breakfast at the club house.

A few bucks for a bucket of balls, and some relaxing bashing of golf balls on the driving range.

Best kept secret in Virginia Beach.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 08, 2022 08:12 AM (svdGq)

88 The Joint Committee on Taxation has reported that 78 to 90 percent of the taxpayer money raised via new audits and investigations as a result of the legislation would come from American households earning less than $200,000 a year.
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Hitting the three strata of the Middle Class [and lower Upper Class?] will bring in alot more revenue than just taxing the very wealthy. Ace did a post about it a long time ago I recall.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 08, 2022 08:13 AM (yikp0)

89 Ironically, as this junta drives us all towards societal dissolution by strangling the goose that laid the golden egg of American prosperity, there won't be any money for the IRS to confiscate.
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And thus the objective is achieved. It isn't about revenue, it's about keeping the peasants in their right place.

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

90 67 I guess the House GOP could choke off the IRS next year
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Sure. Along with NPR.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 08, 2022 08:13 AM (H8QX8)

91 Which means that polar bears must be witches.
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White witches!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 08, 2022 08:14 AM (yikp0)

92 It burns me up that this Congress is spending catastrophic amounts of money when they couldn't muster the wherewithal to give $5 billion -- literally chump change from the couch cushions -- to Trump for border security for the American people.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 08, 2022 08:14 AM (sVtYq)

93 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 08, 2022 08:14 AM (Zz0t1)

94 The IRS will be the new State Police.

The KGB wannabes at FIB won’t like this
Posted by: Beavis at August 08, 2022 08:09 AM (ZGlod)

i can't wait for THAT turf war to erupt...

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

95 87000 irs agents is like 1 new agent for every 2000 taxpayers.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy



That's six audits per day per new agent.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 08, 2022 08:15 AM (lTGtQ)

96 "White witches!"

The worse kind!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 08, 2022 08:15 AM (svdGq)

97 This workforce isn't for those guys, it's for you and me. More than anything, it's for the guys selling stuff on eBay or Facebook Marketplace or the like - typically blue-collar or lower-end white-collar families with a little side action. Gotta squeeze 'em and ruin their lives.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

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Yep. IIRC the democrats specifically refused to vote on legislation that would've prevented the new agents from going after anyone making less than $400K/year.

And I think I read here that Sinema held out exclusively for something that only effects trust fund types.

Yay party of blue collar workers something something.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 08, 2022 08:15 AM (fIbtQ)

98 18 or structural inequities in assessment.
Posted by: rhennigantx

What the f*** does that even mean?

Posted by: Tonypete at August 08, 2022 07:48 AM (LsEU/)


Whatever they want it to. Not only do they want to control the narrative, they want to make it impossible for anyone to understand the narrative.

Posted by: creeper at August 08, 2022 08:16 AM (cTCuP)

99 Four or five muslim men have been murdered in New Mexico, for reasons unknown, and police there theorize that there may be a serial killer stalking muslims. Of course, it could also be another muslim killing fellow muslims for his/her own reasons, but the cops there don't have enough evidence to know either way.

But Slow Joe rushed to give his two cents for a favored Dim identity group, stating that he is outraged that innocent muslims are being targeted by hate (we don't actually know why they're being targeted) and that the WH stands firmly with the muslims.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at August 08, 2022 08:16 AM (MvHI3)

100 AN
@MaxNordau
Schumer: We’re going to spend $485 billion.

Manchin: That doesn’t sound like it will help the inflation situation.

Schumer: Hear me out. We’ll call it the “Inflation Reduction Act.”

Manchin: OK, you have my vote.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 08, 2022 08:16 AM (NpAcC)

101 And thus the objective is achieved. It isn't about revenue, it's about keeping the peasants in their right place.

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Exactly. That is the end game, and another method to slowly reduce and demolish the middle class. Globalism is communism is globalism. There can be no healthy, independent middle class.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 08, 2022 08:16 AM (sVtYq)

102 Senator Gustavo Petro, Colombia's first Leftist president, sworn into office today.

[crosses Colombia off of flight-destination list; buy helicopter futures on Colombian stock-market]

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 08, 2022 08:16 AM (yikp0)

103 Maybe the new IRS army can focus on squeegee kids.

Cause those guys are pulling in some serious unreported coin on a daily basis.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 08, 2022 08:17 AM (svdGq)

104 > The IRS will be the new State Police.
Posted by: Ziba


or, 'home state police'
in German, GEheimSTAdtPOlizei
or, gestapo

Posted by: DB at August 08, 2022 08:17 AM (geLO8)

105 You should never, ever, link anything written by the pseudonymous “Jack Dunphy”. He’s a piece of filth whose only purpose is to defend and justify every bad action by police. Those two ladies the LAPD lit up when they were having their manhunt ? He said it was just fine. He is nothing but a mouthpiece for the worst kind of cops.

Posted by: That guy at August 08, 2022 08:18 AM (zPsjI)

106 IRS vs unlicensed Day Care Centers.

Let the games begin!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 08, 2022 08:18 AM (svdGq)

107 Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 08, 2022 08:11 AM (0K6V0)

Huck, I was aware of long standing requirements for a 1099 for "independent contractors" for any pay over $600. are they now saying ALL such transactions will require 1099s be submitted?

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 08, 2022 08:19 AM (p03vF)

108 73

Joe the Flake Manchin will not suffer any blowback from anyone. Demoncraps get full backing of the MFM to sell this to the illiterate voters as the greatest piece of legislation to ever get passed.

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

109 ... The Joint Committee on Taxation has reported that 78 to 90 percent of the taxpayer money raised via new audits and investigations as a result of the legislation would come from American households earning less than $200,000 a year.
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 08, 2022 08:04 AM (BRHaw)
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No shit.

Now, the fun part. How many US households are there with under $200k in annual earnings? Unsurprisingly, it's almost all of them. All of the brackets up to $199,999 total 89.8% of the total of all households. So that means, with an new tax that is truly flat and applies to everyone, about 90% of the new revenue should come from the sub-$200k group.

But what about breaking out that huge - and essentially useless - "sub-$200k" group? Where does the majority of the majority come from? I strongly suspect it will come from the $30k-$100k, or possibly even the $30k-$75k group. That's the segment - people who aren't full-on flat broke and in poverty, and of whom there are large numbers - that they're really going to squeeze.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 08:19 AM (WWh8n)

110 Sinema demanded they remove a tax that would be paid be rich hedge fund managers that is called carried interest so they did.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 08, 2022 08:19 AM (EZebt)

111 Better donate to the " right" Foundations and NGOs, if you know what's good for you, Citizen!!

Posted by: kraken at August 08, 2022 08:20 AM (Vr12I)

112 Haven't been around much and am not sure if this has been posted. Time:

"Summer Gasoline Demand in U.S. Drops Below Pandemic Levels"

https://tinyurl.com/2sktp58w

Pause to think about that for a moment. People weren't *allowed* to go anywhere by the government. Now people can't afford to go anywhere. Also by the same government.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 08, 2022 08:11 AM (fIbtQ)
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That is remarkable.

Yes, your local traffic might be horrible, like on I-95 through Connecticut, or on the beltways around Houston, but this is a national report and a better gauge of what's actually happening.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 08, 2022 08:20 AM (A4ZXb)

113 Exactly. That is the end game, and another method to slowly reduce and demolish the middle class. Globalism is communism is globalism. There can be no healthy, independent middle class.
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Ding ding ding

We're at 40%+ real inflation right now, and they just passed the Build Back Better bill via the unethical, immoral, borderline illegal reconciliation procedure.

In ten more years that $250K you've saved diligently for retirement isn't going to be worth sh*t. And that's the plan.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 08, 2022 08:20 AM (fIbtQ)

114 This IRS plan has been in the works for a while. They just waited for a 'crisis' to make it happen, then named the plan to fit the 'crisis', the, "Inflation Reduction Act."


Standard operating procedure.

Posted by: davidt at August 08, 2022 08:20 AM (oTZbj)

115 hiya

Posted by: JT at August 08, 2022 08:21 AM (T4tVD)

116 This workforce isn't for those guys, it's for you and me. More than anything, it's for the guys selling stuff on eBay or Facebook Marketplace or the like - typically blue-collar or lower-end white-collar families with a little side action. Gotta squeeze 'em and ruin their lives.

Just like California wanted to destroy the gig economy, this move is to centralize the plundering and destroying of the independent contractor and small business.

I'm trying to figure out what element of We The People were demanding our Representatives torment us in this way. This action appears to be consistent with the grinding down and plundering performed by occupying enemy forces who have just overthrown the previous government.

The only solace I find here is that the IRS is going to find it difficult to find enough sociopaths with accounting abilities. The Universities are certainly cranking out the former, but not the latter skills.

And I wonder how much of this is due to the huge work-at-home productivity drop-off.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at August 08, 2022 08:21 AM (3hSHB)

117 And I think I read here that Sinema held out exclusively for something that only effects trust fund types.

Yay party of blue collar workers something something.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 08, 2022 08:15 AM (fIbtQ)
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Sinema held out specifically for a change that will make Wall Street happy (carried interest, IIRC).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 08:21 AM (WWh8n)

118 But Slow Joe rushed to give his two cents for a favored Dim identity group, stating that he is outraged that innocent muslims are being targeted by hate (we don't actually know why they're being targeted) and that the WH stands firmly with the muslims.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at August 08, 2022 08:16 AM (MvHI3)

i bet they were gay and are haram...

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 08, 2022 08:21 AM (p03vF)

119 The new IRS agents will have one job.

Tax your guns. You will no longer be able to afford them.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 08, 2022 08:21 AM (Zz0t1)

120 Oh sure, Ebay is going to issue 1099's.

Posted by: Ziba at August 08, 2022 08:21 AM (4h9M3)

121 Sinema demanded they remove a tax that would be paid be rich hedge fund managers that is called carried interest so they did.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 08, 2022 08:19 AM (EZebt)



They're standing up for the Little Man.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 08, 2022 08:21 AM (MeDDJ)

122 78 Haven't been around much and am not sure if this has been posted. Time:

"Summer Gasoline Demand in U.S. Drops Below Pandemic Levels"

https://tinyurl.com/2sktp58w

Pause to think about that for a moment. People weren't *allowed* to go anywhere by the government. Now people can't afford to go anywhere. Also by the same government.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 08, 2022 08:11 AM (fIbtQ)

Curiously some financial institutions are accusing the EIA (government entity) of lying about gasoline demand.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 08, 2022 08:22 AM (b2nrj)

123 >>We're at 40%+ real inflation right now, and they just passed the Build Back Better bill via the unethical, immoral, borderline illegal reconciliation procedure.


The Senate parliamentarian should be swinging from a tree.

Posted by: garrett at August 08, 2022 08:22 AM (OtxZd)

124 Manchin played the Rs like a fiddle. His hold out was part of a ruse to make the R senators think that reconciliation was off the table for the BBB bill. Once the hook was set Manchin "caved".

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 08, 2022 08:22 AM (R8uWY)

125 53 So we were breakfasting at the NAS Oceana golf course clubhouse yesterday morning, and you will never guess what they had available for purchase.

Choco-Taco's!


I don't think Klondike realized the love that people have for Choco-Tacos. Whoever had that bright idea to stop making them should be made an example of.

Posted by: NR Pax at August 08, 2022 08:22 AM (4olE8)

126 "The new Indiana law is set to take effect on September 15. The restrictions against abortion include exceptions for rape, incest, and protecting the life of the mother."

More abortions on Gary, then...

Posted by: Flyover at August 08, 2022 08:22 AM (Rbu5d)

127 Oh sure, Ebay is going to issue 1099's.

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They absolutely will if for nothing more than a CYA. It's no skin off of their ass. All they have to do is increase their cut by 1% or whatever to fund whatever it costs.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 08, 2022 08:22 AM (fIbtQ)

128
i bet they were gay and are haram...

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 08, 2022 08:21 AM (p03vF)


that's the smart money bet

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 08, 2022 08:22 AM (ENBF0)

129 ... I'm trying to figure out what element of We The People were demanding our Representatives torment us in this way. ...
Posted by: Reuben Hick at August 08, 2022 08:21 AM (3hSHB)
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Virtually no one demands it. Virtually everyone tolerates it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 08:22 AM (WWh8n)

130 a thought: I expect many of those new IRS agents will be on the prowl for all those wealthy tax cheats with that 'UBER' sign in their windshield.

Posted by: mallfly the peach of Hoboken at August 08, 2022 08:23 AM (Ynyl9)

131 18 or structural inequities in assessment.
Posted by: rhennigantx

What the f*** does that even mean?

Posted by: Tonypete
They used to call that garbage in garbage out.

Posted by: x-ray jeff at August 08, 2022 08:23 AM (iQfO7)

132 The new IRS agents will have one job.

Tax your guns. You will no longer be able to afford them.
Posted by: Sponge


What guns? Austin PD has all mine.
No Questions Asked Gun Buy Back for grocery cards.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 08, 2022 08:23 AM (j+4+t)

133 ]o]114 This IRS plan has been in the works for a while. They just waited for created a 'crisis' to make it happen, then named the plan to fit the 'crisis', the, "Inflation Reduction Act."


Standard operating procedure.
Posted by: davidt at August 08, 2022 08:20 AM (oTZbj)

FIFY

Posted by: creeper at August 08, 2022 08:23 AM (cTCuP)

134 Happy International Cat Day!
Hug your kitty.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 08, 2022 08:24 AM (NpAcC)

135 Nice writeup JJ, and happy birfday. and you're right about the coming collapse, I think. the one nice thing about the new "digital tracking" by the IRS, they'll be after people who buy things online, like amazon and ebay etc. but don't pay sales tax.

if they start seriously enforcing this, people might stop buying from those places, hurting their businesses enough to pay them back a bit. I hope...
Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 08, 2022 07:51 AM (p03vF)

Those sites all enforce local sales tax. Amazon even offers a service for calculating it. All of the major players do it. You have to be some dinky place to avoid it. And by dinky, I mean you do a couple hundred in sales a year.

Posted by: WiNO at August 08, 2022 08:24 AM (EpDzw)

136 Undercover agents stalking NYC street vendors, as well as food service workers who fail to report tips.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 08, 2022 08:24 AM (svdGq)

137 Weird how the GOP can't even campaign on the simple slogan, "Repeal Biden's Bill"
Promise this bill will be repealed, that the funding will go to borders and Americans, not billionaires and bureaucrats

Call it what it is, the Billionaire and Bureaucrat Appreciation Act.

Make Biden veto a bill de-funding the IRS and funding the border.

Only the Stupid Party could mess this up ... on purpose.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 08, 2022 08:24 AM (Zf0+a)

138
What guns? Austin PD has all mine.
No Questions Asked Gun Buy Back for grocery cards.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 08, 2022 08:23 AM (j+4+t)



Mine are at the bottom of some river somewhere after that horrific canoe accident that one day.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 08, 2022 08:24 AM (Zz0t1)

139 123 The Senate parliamentarian should be swinging from a tree.
Posted by: garrett at August 08, 2022 08:22 AM (OtxZd)


Take out the word "parliamentarian" and you're onto something.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 08, 2022 08:25 AM (x0n13)

140 Oh sure, Ebay is going to issue 1099's.

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They absolutely will if for nothing more than a CYA. It's no skin off of their ass. All they have to do is increase their cut by 1% or whatever to fund whatever it costs.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 08, 2022 08:22 AM


Yep, the irs is absolutely one government agency you do not want to get on the wrong side of. They can literally take your house, car and seize your bank accounts with no proof of any crime being omitted.


And they do it constantly.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 08, 2022 08:25 AM (bVYXr)

141 87 nas Oceana IS one of the best golf courses. We need once had M16,s drawn down because the F 15,s were flying large. The reality was that the bs went through..

My dad got shot through both legs in Vietnam. No me asked for proof.

Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2022 08:25 AM (btbnt)

142 Go do a search for Amazon Vine 1099 and tell me ebay won't be issuing 1099s.

Go ahead. I'll wait.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 08, 2022 08:25 AM (fIbtQ)

143 Oh sure, Ebay is going to issue 1099's.
Posted by: Ziba at August 08, 2022 08:21 AM (4h9M3)

it's going to be worse than that.

say good bye to little league sports. all those refs are "independent contractors" who may even be paid cash on site. if ALL of that has to be reported and tracked, yeah, you'll see a lot of refs drop out because it's not worth the hassle for some side money and a long weekend of getting yelled at by idiot parents.

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 08, 2022 08:26 AM (p03vF)

144 >>Take out the word "parliamentarian" and you're onto something.


They get Lamp Posts. I want them seen up and down the roads that lead into DC.

Posted by: garrett at August 08, 2022 08:26 AM (OtxZd)

145 For her hill to die on, Sinema chose to protect carried interest. This enables hedge fund managers to transmute ordinary income into capital gains, taxed at a much lower rate.

Heh. Double heh.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 08, 2022 08:26 AM (R9F71)

146 I don't think Klondike realized the love that people have for Choco-Tacos. Whoever had that bright idea to stop making them should be made an example of.
Posted by: NR Pax


Turned into a scarecrow and hung out front of Corporate HQ. They've missed the window though.

If they'd have hung them in April, they body would have made a great Halloween decoration by then.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 08, 2022 08:26 AM (j+4+t)

147 They absolutely will if for nothing more than a CYA. It's no skin off of their ass. All they have to do is increase their cut by 1% or whatever to fund whatever it costs.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 08, 2022 08:22 AM (fIbtQ)

All of that is computer generated. It takes nothing for them to do it. They have all of the information. They just add on the piece that generates the 1099.

Posted by: WiNO at August 08, 2022 08:27 AM (EpDzw)

148 Remember when these same Republicans - who helped pass this $3.5T Build Back Better bullsh*t - told us $5B for a wall would wreck our economy?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 08, 2022 08:27 AM (fIbtQ)

149 And I wonder how much of this is due to the huge work-at-home productivity drop-off.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at August 08, 2022 08:21 AM (3hSHB)
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Probably some, but not much. IRS workforce has declined by 12% over the past ten years and is around 78k employees. Assuming productivity is down by 25% (that is more than what we're seeing the private sector), that is effectively around 58,500 2012-equivalent employees. To return to 2012 levels of approximately 87k employees at then-current productivity, the total needs to be around 109k employees, or an increase of around 31,000 employees. The actual increase of 80,000 employees is 2.6x larger than would be needed to return to 2012 levels, even with a generous productivity offset.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 08:27 AM (WWh8n)

150 wonder if Mitch realized that the dims were always going to pass this shit and were only holding off until the GOP wouldn't have much time to respond with advertising and the dims could use the "it hasn't taken effect yet" excuse when it doesn't lower inflation

Mitch has got to go

I read somewhere that he has never talked to Blake Masters

Posted by: REDACTED at August 08, 2022 08:27 AM (us2H3)

151 Parliament Funkadelic >>> Senate Parliamentarian

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 08, 2022 08:27 AM (R8uWY)

152 This *is* something. Huge. Brian Sicknick, the officer who died a couple of days after Jan. 6, texted his best friend "Fuckin windows smashed all over... Antifa shitheads".

Julie Kelly Twitter link:

https://tinyurl.com/2p9usf5d

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at August 08, 2022 08:27 AM (M9XmQ)

153 All of that is computer generated. It takes nothing for them to do it. They have all of the information. They just add on the piece that generates the 1099.
Posted by: WiNO

*

Yeah, but it also allows ebay to take an additional 1% (if not more).

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 08, 2022 08:28 AM (fIbtQ)

154 wonder if Mitch realized

Yes

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 08, 2022 08:28 AM (R8uWY)

155 It's amazing what you can accomplish with a stolen presidential election.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 08, 2022 08:28 AM (sVtYq)

156 For her hill to die on, Sinema chose to protect carried interest. This enables hedge fund managers to transmute ordinary income into capital gains, taxed at a much lower rate.

Heh. Double heh.
Posted by: Ignoramus at August 08, 2022 08:26 AM (R9F71)

Capital gains should be taxed at the same rate as normal income. The days of me caring are over.

Posted by: WiNO at August 08, 2022 08:28 AM (EpDzw)

157 well duh!!

The first, known as the social contagion hypothesis, is that adolescents adopt a transgender identity in response to social cues and pressures. This phenomenon was first documented in a 2018 study by Lisa Littman and inspired Abigail Shrier’s book Irreversible Damage. Its plausibility has since been strengthened by clinicians working in the field. According to some proponents of the contagion hypothesis, the effect exists mostly or even exclusively among teenage girls.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 08, 2022 08:28 AM (BRHaw)

158 Undercover agents stalking NYC street vendors, as well as food service workers who fail to report tips.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 08, 2022 08:24 AM


And they don't even have to prove that you got xx $$ in tips, they have a formula that is based on the gross sales of your establishment. If the wait staff didn't report tips in that amount to the irs the establishment will face fines along with all tipped employees and they will go back years to maximize those fines. A guy I know lost his restaurant for that exact reason.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 08, 2022 08:28 AM (bVYXr)

159 >> This *is* something. Huge. Brian Sicknick, the officer who died a couple of days after Jan. 6, texted his best friend "Fuckin windows smashed all over... Antifa shitheads".


Now you know why he, like the officers who yeeted themselves, had to die.

Posted by: garrett at August 08, 2022 08:29 AM (OtxZd)

160 Parliament Funkadelic >>> Senate Parliamentarian
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 08, 2022 08:27 AM (R8uWY)

Flashlight!

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 08, 2022 08:29 AM (p03vF)

161 Simply put, more government control over individuals lives is the point of it all.

Posted by: kraken at August 08, 2022 08:29 AM (Vr12I)

162 This *is* something. Huge. Brian Sicknick, the officer who died a couple of days after Jan. 6, texted his best friend "Fuckin windows smashed all over... Antifa shitheads".

Julie Kelly Twitter link:

https://tinyurl.com/2p9usf5d

***

One of the twitter responses got it immediately:

"Sounds like officer Snicknick wouldn't play ball..."

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 08, 2022 08:29 AM (fIbtQ)

163 This *is* something. Huge. Brian Sicknick, the officer who died a couple of days after Jan. 6, texted his best friend "Fuckin windows smashed all over... Antifa shitheads".

Julie Kelly Twitter link:

https://tinyurl.com/2p9usf5d
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at August 08, 2022 08:27 AM (M9XmQ)
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No, it isn't something. Don't get me wrong - it absolutely *should* be something. But it isn't and it won't be.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 08:29 AM (WWh8n)

164 We knew it was the plan all along. Antifa stirs up shit, Maga gets blamed.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 08, 2022 08:29 AM (R8uWY)

165 141, what the Hell did I just say? My dad got shot threw both legs in Vietnam. He would never ask for help, it was not wholly he was.

Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2022 08:30 AM (btbnt)

166 >>It's amazing what you can accomplish with a stolen presidential election.


Fuck

Joe

Biden

Posted by: garrett at August 08, 2022 08:30 AM (OtxZd)

167 The first, known as the social contagion hypothesis, is that adolescents adopt a transgender identity in response to social cues and pressures. This phenomenon was first documented in a 2018 study by Lisa Littman and inspired Abigail Shrier’s book Irreversible Damage. Its plausibility has since been strengthened by clinicians working in the field. According to some proponents of the contagion hypothesis, the effect exists mostly or even exclusively among teenage girls.
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 08, 2022 08:28 AM (BRHaw)
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Which is particularly disheartening, I am sure, for the people doing this crap. They want boys to line up calmly and march toward their own destruction, not girls.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 08:30 AM (WWh8n)

168 Happy International Cat Day!
Hug your kitty.
Posted by: redridinghood


Not going to take the obvious shot. Wouldn't be prudent.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 08, 2022 08:30 AM (j+4+t)

169 The response to covid was a hoax: lockdowns, mandates, jabs, etc. Likewise the climate change bill hoax: more regulations, rationing, mandates for green energy. We've been there and are about to go there again.

Posted by: Ziba at August 08, 2022 08:31 AM (4h9M3)

170 what the Hell did I just say?
Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2022 08:30 AM (btbnt)

was kind of wondering that myself Quint, but didn't want to call you out before the coffee kicked in...

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

171 what the Hell did I just say? My dad got shot threw both legs in Vietnam. He would never ask for help, it was not wholly he was.
Posted by: Quint


Voice to text? Siri loves putting in words you didn't say.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 08, 2022 08:31 AM (j+4+t)

172 I'd venture to say that the IRS police state we're about to enter is going to first go heavily on very small internet businesses. Like the one I had for 16 years. I'm very glad I decided to close it a couple years ago because I saw the writing on the wall even then. This is truth. They were going to come after people like me and pick my carcass clean. Easy prey.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 08, 2022 08:32 AM (sVtYq)

173 Happy International Cat Day!
Hug your kitty.
Posted by: redridinghood

Not going to take the obvious shot. Wouldn't be prudent.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 08, 2022 08:30 AM (j+4+t)

what about just petting the kitty?

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 08, 2022 08:32 AM (p03vF)

174 >>The first, known as the social contagion hypothesis, is that adolescents adopt a transgender identity in response to social cues and pressures. This phenomenon was first documented in a 2018 study by Lisa Littman and inspired Abigail Shrier’s book Irreversible Damage


This has been a regular topic of conversation with me and a few friends for well over a decade.

First documented in 2018? Sure.

Posted by: garrett at August 08, 2022 08:32 AM (OtxZd)

175 talking about controlling populations...

Hainan Province capital locked down for 13 hours as C-19 'outbreak grows'.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 08, 2022 08:32 AM (yikp0)

176 Hey peasants, you can't have inflation if you no longer have a currency

Two chickens for that peasant shirt and pants...do we have a deal?

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 08:33 AM (ESjRY)

177 Undercover agents stalking NYC street vendors, as well as food service workers who fail to report tips.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 08, 2022 08:24 AM (svdGq)

My fat, lazy, grifting ass got into trouble once for selling things without paying the tax.

Took my breath away it did.

Posted by: Eric Garner, Still Not Breathing at August 08, 2022 08:33 AM (2CExO)

178 We can't fire all of those IRS agents so close to a presidential election! It might cost us votes!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 08, 2022 08:34 AM (R8uWY)

179 No, it isn't something. Don't get me wrong - it absolutely *should* be something. But it isn't and it won't be.

--

The candle snuffer has already been applied. It will garner no oxygen. Nobody will ever know about it.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 08, 2022 08:34 AM (sVtYq)

180 Have calculator.
Will travel.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at August 08, 2022 08:34 AM (fVyML)

181 The first, known as the social contagion hypothesis, is that adolescents adopt a transgender identity in response to social cues and pressures.

When I was a youngin' I remember shortly after the first girl at my school died her hair purple shortly thereafter a half dozen other girls did. All to...embrace their individuality.

Did they plan together? No. But...pretty damn sure the one girl doing it and getting attention led the other ones to follow.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 08:35 AM (ESjRY)

182 Yea! Inflation is going down! Right after your audit suckers.

Posted by: Squid at August 08, 2022 08:35 AM (XJ0So)

183 talking about controlling populations...

Hainan Province capital locked down for 13 hours as C-19 'outbreak grows'.
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 08, 2022 08:32 AM (yikp0)
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Xi's "Dynamic Zero COVID Policy" has been monumentally destructive. I first thought that it was a play to break Shanghai for political reasons (Shanghai and the Eastern Military District is where a lot of Xi's opposition is), but then they kept imposing it on other places, including other major industrial centers, Beijing itself, agricultural districts, etc. It wasn't just a political play in Shanghai, and it's destroying everything it touches.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 08:35 AM (WWh8n)

184 Now you know why he, like the officers who yeeted themselves, had to die.
Posted by: garrett

I always assumed that the others who killed themselves did so because they all knew, and bore an extremely heavy burden.

I wonder if any Uvalde responders have done the same yet. Not like we'll ever hear about it, but I bet more than one already has.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at August 08, 2022 08:35 AM (M9XmQ)

185 We promise to consider drawing down some of the IRS bases and trim the force size of the 3 million agent Army by 2% mission permitting.

-GOP 2032

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 08, 2022 08:36 AM (R8uWY)

186 Undercover agents stalking NYC street vendors, as well as food service workers who fail to report tips.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


You know who's safe? Drug dealers. Agents might not get to go home safe if they fuck with drug dealers.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 08, 2022 08:36 AM (j+4+t)

187 hey y'all

Posted by: Nearsighted Cyclopes at August 08, 2022 08:36 AM (PbwT0)

188 Took my breath away it did.

Posted by: Eric Garner, Still Not Breathing at August 08, 2022 08:33 AM (2CExO)


If there had been an opposition party in NY they would have tried to ban that particular tax and made a big stink about it. Win or lose you'd pin Garner's death on money grubbing government. But...there is no opposition party in NY...

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 08:36 AM (ESjRY)

189 Two chickens for that peasant shirt and pants...do we have a deal?
Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 08:33 AM (ESjRY)

would you take a cow for the peasant girl?

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 08, 2022 08:36 AM (BRHaw)

190 That text is russian disinformation.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 08, 2022 08:37 AM (R8uWY)

191 If you google what causes inflation you get two very different sets of answers

1) Older links that say "government spending"

2) Newer links that blame Russia, COVID, or the Republicans.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 08:37 AM (ESjRY)

192 155 It's amazing what you can accomplish with a stolen presidential election.
Posted by: Lady in Black at August 08, 2022 08:28 AM (sVtYq)

Based on the principle of positive reinforcement, they just might try it again. Who knows.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 08, 2022 08:37 AM (H8QX8)

193 Oh sure, Ebay is going to issue 1099's.

They absolutely will if for nothing more than a CYA. It's no skin off of their ass. All they have to do is increase their cut by 1% or whatever to fund whatever it costs.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns

Ebay started issuing 1099-K's for all yearly sales over $600 on Jan 1 this year. They also implemented a new mandatory feature whereby in order to continue selling on Ebay, you had to fork over your bank account info for direct deposit of all sales monies.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at August 08, 2022 08:37 AM (pRzWi)

194 Happy International Cat Day!
Hug your kitty.
Posted by: redridinghood

Everyone can pet my pussy!!

Posted by: Zombie Mrs. Slocombe at August 08, 2022 08:38 AM (LsEU/)

195 According to some proponents of the contagion hypothesis, the effect exists mostly or even exclusively among teenage girls.
___________

That's probably not accurate. Girls may be more susceptible than boys, but boys are certainly vulnerable to social pressures too.

If a boy feels like a misfit already, and he's being told by teachers, counselors, social media, etc., that his problem is he is really a girl, and that "transitioning" will solve all his problems and make him happy, he'll probably buy into it. The pressure being put on these kids is intense, and they are rarely exposed to any alternative points of view.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at August 08, 2022 08:38 AM (MvHI3)

196 Everyone can pet my pussy!!

I've got dibs on the 1st Fleet bitch!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at August 08, 2022 08:38 AM (ESjRY)

197 I always assumed that the others who killed themselves did so because they all knew, and bore an extremely heavy burden.

I wonder if any Uvalde responders have done the same yet. Not like we'll ever hear about it, but I bet more than one already has.


In the same line of thinking... what happened in the aftermath of the Las Vegas mass murder?

Posted by: Reuben Hick at August 08, 2022 08:39 AM (3hSHB)

198 170 and 171. I respect you guys. My dad did take a bullet in Vietnam. You guys have my best interest at heart. I appreciate you are on my side. It

Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2022 08:39 AM (btbnt)

199 What would be entertaining is seeing the GOP numbnuts targeted first by the brash, new IRS revenue agents. Especially the ones who think they're above this sort of thing.

That'd be all of them.

Reap, sow, something or other....

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 08, 2022 08:39 AM (BFigT)

200 If we did actual social science, they'd get some school, that wasn't an explicitly religious school, to give Christians, or Jews, or Muslims, or whatever tons of extra attention and praise.

And just watch how many students "come out" as that religion.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 08:40 AM (ESjRY)

201 The IRS? They need more people to shoot all the ammunition they've been buying.

When I read stuff like this it doesn't make me hate the Democrats, or the Republicans, or Bill Gates or Klaus Schwab or whoever is running this Orwellian shit-show. It makes me hate the American people. Because roughly half of them are going to run out an put a stamp of approval on this come November.

We need a divorce.

Posted by: SMFH at August 08, 2022 08:40 AM (CEh/e)

202 >>Ebay started issuing 1099-K's for all yearly sales over $600 on Jan 1 this year...


And I pulled the plug on 100% of my eBay listings that same day.




Posted by: garrett at August 08, 2022 08:41 AM (OtxZd)

203 The political class fears civil disobedience and what better way to subdue us than to unleash the confiscatory powers of the IRS.

Posted by: 7man at August 08, 2022 08:42 AM (qwO6y)

204 did any Republicans vote for this bill?

Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 08:42 AM (WY8d2)

205 That first link is excellent, but the cop who wrote it tells only half the story. He carefully ignores the militarization of the police, the careful separation into "Us vs. Them" in the minds of too many of our policemen, and most of all the attitude of the majority of cops who may be honest that what their crooked or brutal (or both) buddies do is to be ignored.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 08, 2022 08:42 AM (XIJ/X)

206 Everyone can pet my pussy!!
Posted by: Zombie Mrs. Slocombe at August 08, 2022 08:38 AM (LsEU/)

Mr. Humphries, are you free?

Posted by: Capt. Peacock at August 08, 2022 08:42 AM (p03vF)

207 >> According to some proponents of the contagion hypothesis, the effect exists mostly or even exclusively among teenage girls.


Women are uniquely exposed to Social Contagion.

Men aren't immune. But, only because of Soy.

Posted by: garrett at August 08, 2022 08:42 AM (OtxZd)

208 According to some proponents of the contagion hypothesis, the effect exists mostly or even exclusively among teenage girls.
=====

Anorexia / Bulimia.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 08, 2022 08:42 AM (MIKMs)

209 >>According to some proponents of the contagion hypothesis, the effect exists mostly or even exclusively among teenage girls.


The Slut Pride was engineered exclusively for them.

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

210 [If a boy feels like a misfit already, and he's being told by teachers, counselors, social media, etc., that his problem is he is really a girl, and that "transitioning" will solve all his problems and make him happy, he'll probably buy into it. The pressure being put on these kids is intense, and they are rarely exposed to any alternative points of view.

In a disposable society where cars and appliances require expensive diagnostic equipment, where schools are definitely geared towards the learning habits of females, absence of strong fathers (or even having it modeled in our culture), few opportunities for individual competitive sports, hunting, fishing, etc. Many things being simulated in VR or game consoles, fewer opportunities to tinker - the male roles are definitely pushed to the periphery.

"A woman can do it just as well as a man" is a bumper-sticker way to say that men are not valued or necessary.

I fully understand the demasculization effort that has been in full swing for a few generations.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at August 08, 2022 08:44 AM (3hSHB)

211 Oh sure, Ebay is going to issue 1099's.

*

They absolutely will if for nothing more than a CYA. It's no skin off of their ass. All they have to do is increase their cut by 1% or whatever to fund whatever it costs.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 08, 2022 08:22 AM (fIbtQ)
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I second that: they absolutely will. This is the whole point of this expansion.

Fortunately the IRS is epically screwed up. Screwed up beyond belief. So it will take a few years for them to figure out how to spend the money. But private companies will start issuing 1099's immediately. The paper flurry is going to be incredible.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 08, 2022 08:44 AM (E0Rvm)

212 Because roughly half of them are going to run out an put a stamp of approval on this come November.

Out of that half, about half are orgasmic over the notion of siccing IRS agents on wreckers and hoarders, and the other half are going to be wondering where their increased allotment of "free shit" is at they get their audit notification in the mail. And no...they won't tie it to Biden increasing the number of IRS agents.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 08:44 AM (ESjRY)

213 did any Republicans vote for this bill?
Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 08:42 AM (WY8d2)
*****
No

Posted by: redridinghood at August 08, 2022 08:44 AM (NpAcC)

214 The political class fears civil disobedience and what better way to subdue us than to unleash the confiscatory powers of the IRS.
Posted by: 7man at August 08, 2022 08:42 AM (qwO6y)
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I've said it here before. The most terrifying person either has NOTHING to lose or EVERYTHING to lose. The IRS will take everything you have, leaving you with nothing.

Now think about how that might affect someone's decisions...

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

215 McConnell is great on Judges , but got played. He supports Red Flag laws and the Chip bill to help Biden and make Manchin happy. Then Manchin stabbed in the back.

Has to go, but Cronyn is worse

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

216 >>"A woman can do it just as well as a man"



PREACH!

Posted by: Lia Thomas at August 08, 2022 08:45 AM (OtxZd)

217 McConnell wants to lose the Senate, so he can blame it on Trump endorsed candidates

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

218 "May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands, to inflict vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples"

Psalm 149:6-7

Posted by: Marcus T at August 08, 2022 08:46 AM (VpIIl)

219 My dad did take a bullet in Vietnam. You guys have my best interest at heart. I appreciate you are on my side. It
Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2022 08:39 AM (btbnt)

Oh I believe you about that. and it sounds like your dad made it through that pretty well. knew a few guys who had been there, friends of my dad, and some did well, others didn't.

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 08, 2022 08:46 AM (p03vF)

220 Half of Americans don't even pay taxes and are clueless at who the IRS is. Naturally most of these are democrats.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 08, 2022 08:46 AM (H8QX8)

221 If Manchin wins in 2024 in West Va, then just burn it down.

Arizona is already gone

Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 08:46 AM (WY8d2)

222 I've said it here before. The most terrifying person either has NOTHING to lose or EVERYTHING to lose. The IRS will take everything you have, leaving you with nothing.

Now think about how that might affect someone's decisions...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel

It's enough to make a person fly a Cessna into an IRS building.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 08, 2022 08:47 AM (j+4+t)

223 ""A woman can do it just as well as a man" is a bumper-sticker way to say that men are not valued or necessary. "

Seems like men are better at everything.
Including women's sports.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 08, 2022 08:47 AM (svdGq)

224 Maasive tax and spending bill, and the SP 500 is up this morning. WTF?

Every time you make a trade or pour in that 401k contribution. Remember, factually, that Wall street gave 90% of their donations in 2020 to Biden. Fucking traitors

Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 08:48 AM (WY8d2)

225 What would be entertaining is seeing the GOP numbnuts targeted first by the brash, new IRS revenue agents. Especially the ones who think they're above this sort of thing.

That'd be all of them.
Reap, sow, something or other....


But you forget a critical failure in that thinking: The GOP, to the last man and woman, are feckless, spineless creatures who don't have a single cell in their body that has any love for the FUSA. The IRS will just be an off-camera vector to have GOP legislate like Democrats.

They will simply take the revelations made to them w/r/t their tax status as helpful motivators to Do The Right Thing. "Nice portfolio you have here, bub; hate to see anything bad happen to it"

Posted by: Reuben Hick at August 08, 2022 08:49 AM (3hSHB)

226 McConnell is great on Judges , but got played. He supports Red Flag laws and the Chip bill to help Biden and make Manchin happy. Then Manchin stabbed in the back.

Has to go, but Cronyn is worse
Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 08:45 AM (WY8d2)

disagree. based on past history, mitch didn't get played, he played along. he gave them what it acceptable to him, and pretends his hands are tied at other times. the ONLY place he does actually hold firm is with judges. and i'm not entirely sure why...

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 08, 2022 08:49 AM (p03vF)

227 >>Maasive tax and spending bill, and the SP 500 is up this morning.


The Market is a shell game.

Posted by: garrett at August 08, 2022 08:49 AM (OtxZd)

228 did any Republicans vote for this bill?
Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 08:42 AM (WY8d2)
*****
No

**

Ah, but you're asking the question wrong:

Did any Republicans help advance this bill?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 08, 2022 08:49 AM (tvM+X)

229 Got the 'Vid on Thursday. Took horse paste dose daily until yesterday. Three days of 101 temp, plus extreme joint and body pain. Today its completely gone. Thank you Ann Banhardt, thank you Durvet sellers.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at August 08, 2022 08:50 AM (M9XmQ)

230 The Decline and Fall of the Blue Wall

-
Old and busted: The Thin Blue Line

New and cool: The Fat Blue Line

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 08, 2022 08:50 AM (FVME7)

231 The mystery of why the IRS stockpiled half the ammo in the country seems to be solved. The voluntary tax compliance system, under the Build Bolshevism Bigger, looks like it's going to start offering some personalized enhanced voluntary compliance, home edition. Since the IRS, at the current staffing level, is able to process all the nation's tax returns it seems prudent to wonder what 87,000 new minted IRS agents are going to be doing. My first guess is they won't be stepping each other's dicks.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 08, 2022 08:50 AM (FF+On)

232 Rumor is, that Ron Johnson's people in Wisconsin, are saying that GOPe wants to lose the Senate, so they can blame Trump and keep him from running in 2024

Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 08:51 AM (WY8d2)

233 >>New and cool: The Fat Blue Line


I am amazed that the Uvalde Police didn't deploy a Roach Coach to that School.

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

234 Folks, clutch your pearls and have your fainting couches ready for this Bulwark article: The Unpresidential Vulgarity of ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ ...the former president remains staunchly dedicated to demeaning American politics. A picture of a "Let's Go Brandon" flag follows, with the caption explaining its from the Rittenhouse trial, and "Rittenhouse is accused of shooting three demonstrators, killing two of them". Guess they never got the update that he wasn't guilty.

The articles explains the phrase's origin, concluding "the crowd began a chant that was difficult to make out. The reporter thought they were chanting “Let’s go Brandon!” when it actually was “Fuck Joe Biden.”

It's all a rambling mess of lies, but this summarizes well: Biden is the oldest president in our nation’s history, a childhood stutterer, given to occasional gaffes. But he has never been anywhere near as bumbling and inarticulate as Donald (“I have the best words” Trump. The notion that Biden is unfit and Trump wasn’t rivals “Stop the Steal” as the GOP’s biggest lie.

Posted by: Intrepid Bulwark AoS Liaison at August 08, 2022 08:51 AM (NCgXW)

235 Given that the IRS would under normal circumstances be interested in people who can do "math" I'm sure the "new math" under CRT will be used to justify taking whatever they want from whomever they want.

What's going to get dicey is when a real accountant goes up against the IRS with real math and gets dicked in the ass with woke bullshit from the feds.

That might cause some folks to go postal, and not just the ones being robbed by the feds.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 08, 2022 08:51 AM (BFigT)

236 The political class fears civil disobedience and what better way to subdue us than to unleash the confiscatory powers of the IRS.
=====

No due process for 'independent' agency. There may be some pretense at constitutional due process at any other agency under the direction of the Executive Branch, but the IRS has no directives from taxpayer elected or funded officials.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 08, 2022 08:51 AM (MIKMs)

237 China, despite its past worldwide economic aspirations (and achievements) is going rapidly inward-focused, again. The country has done this before, as everyone knows from history. Companies are leaving China in droves. Westerners are leaving, and HK is losing it's entrepreneurs to Singapore and Malaysia. I know some people who lived in Shanghai for a decade, owned restaurants and did consulting gigs (working with American companies opening local offices), and even they are leaving. Just closing up and leaving, and not even trying to sell.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 08, 2022 08:51 AM (bCDyu)

238 224

Every time you make a trade or pour in that 401k contribution. Remember, factually, that Wall street gave 90% of their donations in 2020 to Biden. Fucking traitors
Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 08:48 AM (WY8d2)

I think Wall Street was acting in their own interests. They are wedded to government, not the populace. We are revenue producers for them. The government needs to be paid tribute.

Posted by: kraken at August 08, 2022 08:51 AM (Vr12I)

239 Since the IRS, at the current staffing level, is able to process all the nation's tax returns it seems prudent to wonder what 87,000 new minted IRS agents are going to be doing. My first guess is they won't be stepping each other's dicks.
Posted by: Lost In Space at August 08, 2022 08:50 AM (FF+On)

Im' hoping they audit every sitting GOPe congress critter...

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

240 Every single senate Republican should be talking about the economy and this bill, nothing else. They should point out what's in The Manchin-Simena Tax and Audit Americans Act. They should specifically articulate how this will impact every single middle and low income taxpayer when they can least afford it. They should remind people that when the IRS comes knocking on their door for an audit, they should thank Warnock, Kelly, Hassan, Masto and the rest of the Democrats. Make every Democrat defend their votes in the senate that put us in this bad situation.

This isn't that hard, GOP, you idiots.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 08, 2022 08:52 AM (VpIIl)

241 First of all, IRS will only break down doors in RINO suburbs.

None of those blue helmets will be coming to Kingman Arizona or the Bayou

Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 08:53 AM (WY8d2)

242 I've said it here before. The most terrifying person either has NOTHING to lose or EVERYTHING to lose. The IRS will take everything you have, leaving you with nothing.

Now think about how that might affect someone's decisions...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel

It's enough to make a person fly a Cessna into an IRS building.


Minutes after he set his house on fire. I literally watched Joe Stack fly his plane into the building along Research/MoPac as I was outside wondering where the smoke was coming from.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at August 08, 2022 08:53 AM (3hSHB)

243 224 Maasive tax and spending bill, and the SP 500 is up this morning. WTF?

But the democrats DID something to deal with inflation! It's the perception of action. Investors are herd-thinking dumbsh*ts like everyone else.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 08, 2022 08:53 AM (H8QX8)

244 " Revenuers" are making a big comeback then? Shades of the 1920's!!!

Posted by: kraken at August 08, 2022 08:53 AM (Vr12I)

245 >>None of those blue helmets will be coming to Kingman Arizona


Not unless they want some quality Crystal Meth.

Posted by: garrett at August 08, 2022 08:54 AM (OtxZd)

246 228. Well no cloture vote needed. so no i guess.

How many rats in Red House seats will be allowed to vote no

Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 08:54 AM (WY8d2)

247 Bernie: This bill is a pack of lies, and won't slow inflation.

Bernie: Imagonna vote for this bill.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 08, 2022 08:54 AM (svdGq)

248 Minutes after he set his house on fire. I literally watched Joe Stack fly his plane into the building along Research/MoPac as I was outside wondering where the smoke was coming from.
Posted by: Reuben Hick


And not one person I talked to felt bad about the building or the employees.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 08, 2022 08:55 AM (j+4+t)

249 Biden is the oldest president in our nation’s history, a childhood stutterer, given to occasional gaffes. But he has never been anywhere near as bumbling and inarticulate as Donald (“I have the best words” Trump. The notion that Biden is unfit and Trump wasn’t rivals “Stop the Steal” as the GOP’s biggest lie.
Posted by: Intrepid Bulwark AoS Liaison at August 08, 2022 08:51 AM (NCgXW)
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What a bunch of snivelling lickspittles. Do better, Bulwark. Do better.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 08:55 AM (WWh8n)

250 Biden and his cohort are strangling this country in its sleep. It's cold-blooded murder of a country.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 08, 2022 08:55 AM (H8QX8)

251 This isn't that hard, GOP, you idiots.
Posted by: Marcus T at August 08, 2022 08:52 AM (VpIIl)

the only problem there, Maarcus, is you're making the assumption they want to win.

I get the feeling more and more, that the GOPe WISH they could attain success levels the Washington Generals enjoy...

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 08, 2022 08:56 AM (p03vF)

252 ++++
What a bunch of snivelling lickspittles. Do better, Bulwark. Do better.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 08:55 AM (WWh8n)



That's not possible.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 08, 2022 08:56 AM (Zz0t1)

253 "Good morning Mr. Carlson. It's time for your daily audit."

-- Nurse Lerner

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at August 08, 2022 08:56 AM (M9XmQ)

254 >> Biden is the oldest president in our nation’s history, a childhood stutterer, given to occasional gaffes.


Well. 1 / 3 isn't bad.

Unless, Meatloaf is scoring.

Posted by: garrett at August 08, 2022 08:56 AM (OtxZd)

255 That's not possible.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 08, 2022 08:56 AM (Zz0t1)
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Of course not.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 08:56 AM (WWh8n)

256 240. Agreed Marcus. But GOP Senate leaders want Vance, Masters and Walker to lose. Want grifter Murkowski to win

Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 08:57 AM (WY8d2)

257 25 minute video of diary entries of intelligent and thoughtful Russian professor witnessing the two 1917 revolutions. From hope and idealism to terror.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5UeRpI36hKc

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 08, 2022 08:57 AM (FVME7)

258 Liz might as well register as a Democrat, the 16th can't come soon enough.
"Liz Cheney suggests DeSantis' similarity to Trump makes him a 'dangerous' alternative in 2024"

https://tinyurl.com/3fsa9ucp

Posted by: redridinghood at August 08, 2022 08:58 AM (NpAcC)

259 Want grifter Murkowski to win
Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 08:57 AM (WY8d2)

So does our staunch conservative senator Tim Scott.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 08, 2022 08:59 AM (H8QX8)

260 >>Liz might as well register as a Democrat, the 16th can't come soon enough


She will register with FARA as soon as she gets thrown out on her ample ass cheeks.

Posted by: garrett at August 08, 2022 08:59 AM (OtxZd)

261 Jacobs Engineering, a huge company with a long history in modern China, closed its offices and just walked away. That is increasingly typical.

What does all this mean for the future of China? Inward looking, ramped up tyranny, restless military, collapsing demographics....

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 08, 2022 09:00 AM (78kzY)

262 Manchin for a coal state votes for climate crap.

Then in 2024, he will strike a deal with WVA Gop to run the weakest opponent like 2018

Synema will get homewrecker Cindy McCain to help her

Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 09:00 AM (WY8d2)

263 219,

My dad wanted to go to war. He didn’t love wAr but he did want to rain Hell on the enemy. He was a good old Texas boy. At one point his A4 had 115 holes in it.

My dad got shot threw both legs. He got lit up by company who fired into the air. Once my dads plane took 115 hits. He was in Vma 311. He is now buried in Arlington. He is my bettor, may he and my mother rest in peace.

Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2022 09:01 AM (btbnt)

264 >>What does all this mean for the future of China?


They have a whole lotta troops they need to burn.

Posted by: garrett at August 08, 2022 09:01 AM (OtxZd)

265 From the linked article about the Asian SF commiszioner being assaulted.

"San Francisco beating of 70-year-old Asian woman: Police seek 11-year-old, 3 other young suspects"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 08, 2022 09:01 AM (FVME7)

266 215 McConnell is great on Judges , but got played. He supports Red Flag laws and the Chip bill to help Biden and make Manchin happy. Then Manchin stabbed in the back.

Has to go, but Cronyn is worse

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


The reason McConell is "great" on judges is b/c he doesn't care about judges. Despite our (and the left's) obsession with the Courts - they have very little impact on the globalist/uni-party agenda outside a few very narrow areas (abortion and guns).

McConnell and the GOPe knew they could keep us voting R if they gave us judges all while pushing the uni-party/Globalist agenda in legislation. B/c courts aren't going to stop the uni-party/globalist legislative agenda.

So, all the kudos McConnell gets on judges is somewhat misplaced, as it was part of the con. I doubt McConnell cares at all about the Courts. Yes, I'm glad we at least got conservative Judges out of the GOPe, but again - it was just part of the con.

Posted by: Mehive at August 08, 2022 09:01 AM (ky+MF)

267 "San Francisco beating of 70-year-old Asian woman: Police seek 11-year-old, 3 other young suspects"

Bet they end up being "multi-racial white supremacists!"

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 09:02 AM (ESjRY)

268 >>"San Francisco beating of 70-year-old Asian woman: Police seek 11-year-old, 3 other young suspects"


Pray Tell.

Is there anything distinctive about these youths?

Anything at all?

Posted by: garrett at August 08, 2022 09:02 AM (OtxZd)

269 None of those blue helmets will be coming to Kingman Arizona or the Bayou
Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 08:53 AM (WY8d2)
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Which address in Kingman or the Bayou?

Oh, never mind, Bob just told us.

Posted by: IRS Audit Notice Mailing Service at August 08, 2022 09:02 AM (78kzY)

270 "s there anything distinctive about these youths?

Anything at all?"

Father's Day confuses them?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 08, 2022 09:03 AM (svdGq)

271 Manchin's political career is near its end. He'll not be reelected when his current term is up.

He knows that. His price to sell out WV. was met. He won't retire there either. He'll go to some blue state where his millions will buy some land, security and a safe place to store his grift.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 08, 2022 09:03 AM (BFigT)

272 >>The reason McConell is "great" on judges is b/c he doesn't care about judges.


He cares. Just NOT about Conservative / Originalist Judges.

Which is why we are stuck with Kavanaugh, Gorsuch and Barrett.

Posted by: garrett at August 08, 2022 09:03 AM (OtxZd)

273 Mitch was "great" on judges the same way the Republicans were "great" on tax cuts.

They did it for themselves. They did it to get re-elected. They didn't do a single thing for us.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 08, 2022 09:03 AM (tvM+X)

274 What does all this mean for the future of China?

They have a whole lotta troops they need to burn.


We'd better be on the lookout for Chinese popping out of holes they've dug through the Earth.

Posted by: Archimedes at August 08, 2022 09:03 AM (/NCI4)

275 CNN’s Tater Stelter: Hunter Biden ‘Not Just a Right-Wing Media Story’ — ‘A Real Problem’ for Joe Biden in 2024

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The pigs! They're flying!!!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 08, 2022 09:05 AM (FVME7)

276 >>We'd better be on the lookout for Chinese popping out of holes they've dug through the Earth.


It's like a billion degrees just a few feet under the surface!

Posted by: Al Gore at August 08, 2022 09:05 AM (OtxZd)

277 We'd better be on the lookout for Chinese popping out of holes they've dug through the Earth.
Posted by: Archimedes

Hopefully those aren't Nancy Pelosi's holes.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at August 08, 2022 09:05 AM (M9XmQ)

278 Pisses me off that the GOP always allows a Libeterian to ruin so many Senate Races. Happens every cycle with Tester in Montana

Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 09:05 AM (WY8d2)

279 272 >>The reason McConell is "great" on judges is b/c he doesn't care about judges.

He cares. Just NOT about Conservative / Originalist Judges.

Which is why we are stuck with Kavanaugh, Gorsuch and Barrett.

Posted by: garrett at August 08, 2022 09:03 AM (OtxZd)


I think if some even more conservative judges were nominated - he'd still try to push them through. It's the one sop McConnell and the GOPe are willing to give to its conservative voters. Again, b/c the courts don't really effect the globalist/uni-party agenda.

Posted by: Mehive at August 08, 2022 09:05 AM (ky+MF)

280 >>Happens every cycle with Tester in Montana


I hate that fat fuck with the heat of 1000 suns.

Posted by: garrett at August 08, 2022 09:06 AM (OtxZd)

281 272. Not fair. Those Judges overturned Roe

Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 09:06 AM (WY8d2)

282 Jacobs Engineering, a huge company with a long history in modern China, closed its offices and just walked away. That is increasingly typical.

What does all this mean for the future of China? Inward looking, ramped up tyranny, restless military, collapsing demographics....
Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 08, 2022 09:00 AM (78kzY)

holy shit Huck. to just close up shop and write all that off... yeesh, that's not a good sign.

and what does it mean? the trick is determining if they decide now is the right time to take back their island, or if they are feeling froggy and decide now would be a good tim eto go get those extra resources just north of them...

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 08, 2022 09:06 AM (p03vF)

283 25 minute video of diary entries of intelligent and thoughtful Russian professor witnessing the two 1917 revolutions. From hope and idealism to terror.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5UeRpI36hKc
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 08, 2022 08:57 AM (FVME7)
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My idiot lefty siblings should see this to understand their future. The New American Soviet will eat it's own, almost immediately, just like all revolutionary movements have always done.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 08, 2022 09:06 AM (78kzY)

284 215 McConnell is great on Judges , but got played. He supports Red Flag laws and the Chip bill to help Biden and make Manchin happy. Then Manchin stabbed in the back.

Has to go, but Cronyn is worse
Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 08:45 AM (WY8d2)

Mitch did nothing on judges that any other GOP senator couldn't have done

But everything else, he did what almost no other GOP senator woulda done

plus, he too fucking old and dines on his own BS too much

as long as he's there, we're fucked

Posted by: REDACTED at August 08, 2022 09:06 AM (us2H3)

285 268 >>"San Francisco beating of 70-year-old Asian woman: Police seek 11-year-old, 3 other young suspects"

Pray Tell.
Is there anything distinctive about these youths?
Anything at all?
Posted by: garrett at August 08, 2022 09:02 AM

We have video of the event, as well as several eye-witness descriptions, but we wouldn't want to bias anyone that may have information that could lead to an arrest sternly worded letter apology for us being racist. Probably Mormons, or the Amish. Or a visiting redneck from Georgia that hates Stacy Abrams!

Posted by: SFPD Spokepersyn at August 08, 2022 09:07 AM (NCgXW)

286 >> Those Judges overturned Roe


Examine their complete records.

Posted by: garrett at August 08, 2022 09:07 AM (OtxZd)

287 278 Pisses me off that the GOP always allows a Libeterian to ruin so many Senate Races. Happens every cycle with Tester in Montana

Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 09:05 AM (WY8d2)


"Libertarians" are just liberals who like low taxes. They almost always voter democrat and/or - like you said - conveniently help democrats by running a "libertarian" candidate.

Posted by: Mehive at August 08, 2022 09:07 AM (ky+MF)

288 What does all this mean for the future of China? Inward looking, ramped up tyranny, restless military, collapsing demographics....

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 08, 2022 09:00 AM (78kzY)

Hopefully a huge amount of civil unrest and a collapse of their manufacturing capabilities. As bad as that will be for the world, it is necessary to decentralize what China has accumulated.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 08, 2022 09:07 AM (XIJ/X)

289 237...and even they are leaving. Just closing up and leaving, and not even trying to sell.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 08, 2022 08:51 AM (bCDyu)

That sounds more like fleeing before a war.

Posted by: Flyover at August 08, 2022 09:08 AM (Rbu5d)

290 My idiot lefty siblings should see this to understand their future.

Are they LIVs or true believers?

If they are lefty LIVs the key is to show them that people in communist societies do NOT get more "free shit".

If they are true believers the important part is the "terror" when the communists started shooting other communists for lulz

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 09:08 AM (ESjRY)

291 After Lois Lerner scandal, 87k more IRS agents?

Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 09:08 AM (WY8d2)

292 210 I fully understand the demasculization effort that has been in full swing for a few generations.

I've ranted about that on more than one occasion. Society has been treating men as disposable, boys as defective girls with dangly bits and masculinity as "toxic." The hatred of all things male is made worse by the fact not everyone is on board with the idea and that we actually mock them.

Posted by: NR Pax at August 08, 2022 09:09 AM (4olE8)

293 Pisses me off that the GOP always allows a Libeterian to ruin so many Senate Races. Happens every cycle with Tester in Montana
Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 09:05 AM (WY8d2)
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The whole idea of a third party guy is to drain off the most committed voters and thereby give the election to the uniparty candidate.

Republicans/Democrats fund those candidates for exactly these reasons.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 08, 2022 09:09 AM (78kzY)

294 Cold desd hands......

Posted by: Eromero at August 08, 2022 09:09 AM (gktX6)

295 What does all this mean for the future of China? Inward looking, ramped up tyranny, restless military, collapsing demographics....
Posted by: Huck Follywood

Yeah, There's a guy, wrote a book about it, who claims Chyna, among other places, are doomed due to failing birth rates and there isn't a damned thing they can do about it. Trying to recall his name.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 08, 2022 09:10 AM (LsEU/)

296 McConnell is poison to the GOP. He did his JOB on judges, nothing else. He FAILED on all his other responsibilities. He is not a fighter. He is NOT on YOUR side. He's not for liberty or democracy. He is for HIMSELF and the DC establishment. Even if we win the senate, if he becomes leader it will be hard to accomplish anything. You can bank on it. Past IS prologue.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 08, 2022 09:10 AM (VpIIl)

297 25 minute video of diary entries of intelligent and thoughtful Russian professor witnessing the two 1917 revolutions. From hope and idealism to terror.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5UeRpI36hKc
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 08, 2022 08:57 AM (FVME7)

That channel, Voices of the Past, really is great. All sorts of interesting stories from history.

Posted by: Grimmy at August 08, 2022 09:10 AM (NCgXW)

298 My dad got shot threw both legs. He got lit up by company who fired into the air. Once my dads plane took 115 hits. He was in Vma 311. He is now buried in Arlington. He is my bettor, may he and my mother rest in peace.
Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2022 09:01 AM (btbnt)

holy shit. that's amazing. RIP to the both of them, and seems like you're doing your part in making them proud.

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 08, 2022 09:10 AM (p03vF)

299 >>I've ranted about that on more than one occasion. Society has been treating men as disposable,


This is the History of mankind.
Men ARE disposable. Biologically, they are less necessary.
That's why Men, traditionally, do ALL the dangerous work.
100% of it.
The diffence is that they were previously honored for this.

Posted by: garrett at August 08, 2022 09:11 AM (OtxZd)

300 My idiot lefty siblings should see this to understand their future.

Are they LIVs or true believers?
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Ivy-educated true believers. One is a law professor. Socialists. My sister refers to RealClearPolitics, a link site for shits sake, as "extreme right wing garbage". She's convinced the world needs more drag shows in schools to "free the kids". Seriously weird chick.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 08, 2022 09:12 AM (78kzY)

301 At my age, with my dear Parents passed, Ido not have the patience with my left wing Siblings. One is a rabid Aetheist, the other a pro infanticide sister. Have not talked to either since mom died years ago. What is the point

Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 09:12 AM (WY8d2)

302 Not fair. Those Judges overturned Roe

*

If those same rights were given to gun owners so that Class III permission was taken away from the feds and given to states with states being allowed to grant any and all freedom to gun owners within borders, would that be a federal gun ban?

Abortion wasn't overturned. I don't know why we keep saying it was. Pro-abortion was given more freedom than ever. FWIW, that's the way it should be. I'm a big 10th Amendment type. But let's state the facts in the discussion.

I'd love to have the "ban" that the abortion advocates just faced.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 08, 2022 09:13 AM (tvM+X)

303 Real Clear politics is center left. Their state polling averages are always awful

Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 09:13 AM (WY8d2)

304 you can rest assured that Mitch and Chuck will be dining together at some tony DC eatery this week

laughing and giggling at all the rubes

*that's you in Robert Plant voice*

Posted by: REDACTED at August 08, 2022 09:14 AM (us2H3)

305 McCarthy will have his hands full in the House. The people who are running and likely to win are not going to be his patsies, no matter how much money the House Campaign Committee pumps into their coffers. That's where we can make an impact right away. Make sure you vote in November and bring two friends. Turnout is going to be important. DO NOT take anything for granted. Volunteer NOW if you can. Be a poll watcher or see where the party needs a hand.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 08, 2022 09:14 AM (VpIIl)

306 My idiot lefty siblings should see this to understand their future. The New American Soviet will eat it's own, almost immediately, just like all revolutionary movements have always done.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 08, 2022 09:06 AM (78kzY)

it's the one cold comfort that i have to look forward to.

If nothing else, I WANT to live long enough to watch all the little lefty foot soldiers scream and wail as they're lined up in front of the ditch...

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 08, 2022 09:14 AM (p03vF)

307 Was in the groove of watching Tucker and Jesse Waters on Fox for a few months, but after the story of the Murdoch's censoring Trump, I am done for good

Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 09:14 AM (WY8d2)

308 CNN’s Tater Stelter: Hunter Biden ‘Not Just a Right-Wing Media Story’ — ‘A Real Problem’ for Joe Biden in 2024
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The pigs! They're flying!!!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 08, 2022 09:05 AM (FVME7)
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Nah, not yet. I am not sure where CNN is aligned, but the venues to watch are the WaPo (the Party rag) and NYT (the State rag). The TV nets are less clear (though MSNBC is firmly a Party organ). I suspect CNN is more State than Party, but I am not sure. You should expect Biden to go only when the NYT and WaPo both agree that Biden should go.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 09:14 AM (WWh8n)

309 Hopefully a huge amount of civil unrest and a collapse of their manufacturing capabilities. As bad as that will be for the world, it is necessary to decentralize what China has accumulated.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 08, 2022 09:07 AM (XIJ/X)
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that's what I think will happen, too. Unfortunately for Vietnam, India, and the rim countries in the South China Sea, there may also be some unpleasantness mixed in. So much for global supply chains....

A few decades from now it might get straightened out, but not soon.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 08, 2022 09:15 AM (78kzY)

310 303. Agree Marcus. Jim Jordan will be the Biden's nightmare with investigations.

We must protect him

Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 09:15 AM (WY8d2)

311 " CNN’s Tater Stelter: Hunter Biden ‘Not Just a Right-Wing Media Story"

Welcome to the party, fatso.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 08, 2022 09:16 AM (VpIIl)

312 Phillip Perry is a partner with Latham & Watkins in DC. In addition to being one of the largest and mostly politically connected firms in the country it does a lot of lobbying work for China. It is also the firm that is currently defending Hunter Biden against the DOJ. Charges will be decided or not by the DOJ Criminal Division. The lawyer representing Hunter is Christopher Clark.

One of the first acts Biden did after taking office was nominate one of Clark's former colleagues at L & W to head the DOJ Criminal Division, Nicholas McQuaid.

Did I mention that Phillip Perry is the husband of Liz Cheney?

Posted by: JackStraw at August 08, 2022 09:16 AM (ZLI7S)

313 Men ARE disposable. Biologically, they are less necessary.
That's why Men, traditionally, do ALL the dangerous work.
100% of it.
The diffence is that they were previously honored for this.
Posted by: garrett at August 08, 2022 09:11 AM (OtxZd)


That's a fair point and something I should have considered. And now it's gotten to the point that a lot of men are asking "Why should I care?" and not participating any more.

The anti males see that as a Good Thing that will usher in a new era of enlightenment led by STRONK INDEPENDENT WAMENZ who don't need no man. And every failure of this to happen will be blamed on men.

Posted by: NR Pax at August 08, 2022 09:16 AM (4olE8)

314 ... The people who are running and likely to win are not going to be his patsies, no matter how much money the House Campaign Committee pumps into their coffers. ...
Posted by: Marcus T at August 08, 2022 09:14 AM (VpIIl)
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That's a hell of an assumption. I hope you're right, but there's little historical indication that you are.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 09:16 AM (WWh8n)

315 She's convinced the world needs more drag shows in schools to "free the kids".

We really need to start putting these people in jail.

A while back: Why do you rubes think we leftists are a bunch of pedos? Stupid stupid comet pizza!

Then: Jeffrey Epstein isn't real. Or err...he killed himself. Err...and no one important was a client. Except Trump! Definitely him!

Now: Hey those dancing boys, err girls, err, its are really hot!

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 09:16 AM (ESjRY)

316 290
If they are lefty LIVs the key is to show them that people in communist societies do NOT get more "free shit".

If they are true believers the important part is the "terror" when the communists started shooting other communists for lulz
Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 09:08 AM

But that wasn't REAL socialism! This time, we'll do it right!

Posted by: Huck Follywood's lefty siblings at August 08, 2022 09:16 AM (NCgXW)

317 BBC analyst this weekend says that US will not defend Taiwan in the end. And China Knows it

Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 09:16 AM (WY8d2)

318 "government can print as much money as it wants to, then why does the government need to tax the citizenry at all?"

right, it is double taxation increase ... the hidden tax of inflation, and then an increase in working class taxes.

But the one tax Sinema insisted be removed from the bill was increasing the capital gains tax (so that "free income" was not taxed as high as wages).

The experts claim MMT can control inflation by taxation. I guess that means removing money from circulation, but we already have high inflation and they are ADDing trillions.

I think the real purpose of increased taxation plus inflation is to throttle the masses, but that will in turn throttle the whole economy. They won't really remove money from circulation till they own everything, and the masses are unhappy with nothing. MMT is a wrecking ball to Lady Liberty.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 08, 2022 09:17 AM (Cus5s)

319 Ivy-educated true believers. One is a law professor. Socialists. My sister refers to RealClearPolitics, a link site for shits sake, as "extreme right wing garbage". She's convinced the world needs more drag shows in schools to "free the kids". Seriously weird chick.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 08, 2022 09:12 AM (78kzY)

Sorry about that. Families are fascinating in this sense. I am the only conservative of four siblings. All the rest, progressives. Two are academics (one a tenured philosophy professor, a high-functioning alcoholic leftist). The other two are reasonable and kind people. I'm close to my sister, an ex-hippie who's been through hell and come out a good person.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 08, 2022 09:17 AM (H8QX8)

320 The anti males see that as a Good Thing that will usher in a new era of enlightenment led by STRONK INDEPENDENT WAMENZ who don't need no man.

In my own life I see a lot of STRONK INDEPENDENT WAMENZ complaining men don't do anything for them if they aren't having sex with them.

Hell Althouse had a video of a woman complaining that guys don't want to be "platonic friends" with women the other day.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 09:18 AM (ESjRY)

321 BBC analyst this weekend says that US will not defend Taiwan in the end. And China Knows it
Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 09:16 AM (WY8d2)
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I suspect the BBC analyst is correct. The BBC analyst is not necessarily correct about China and Korea, though, and those are fairly important wildcards.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 09:18 AM (WWh8n)

322 Once Cheney loses, her star will fade even to the elites

Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 09:18 AM (WY8d2)

323 "government can print as much money as it wants to, then why does the government need to tax the citizenry at all?"

*

It's punitive. It has been for years.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 08, 2022 09:18 AM (vXEUB)

324 Hell Althouse had a video of a woman complaining that guys don't want to be "platonic friends" with women the other day.

**

(shocked face)

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 08, 2022 09:19 AM (vXEUB)

325 >>Once Cheney loses, her star will fade even to the elites


She'll still get her payoff.

Posted by: garrett at August 08, 2022 09:19 AM (OtxZd)

326 Jim Jordan is itching to become the next Trey Gowdy

Posted by: REDACTED at August 08, 2022 09:19 AM (us2H3)

327 Taiwan going down will cause the markets to crash even more than the Ukraine.

Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 09:19 AM (WY8d2)

328 This weekend I went to an offroading event for vintage "old iron" rigs. There was a Venezuelan there who had this sweet '91 (IIRC) Land Cruiser 70 series. During breakfast on Saturday, in a group of like minded individuals he was going off about how we're going down the same damn path of Venezuela - except faster.
He said when he and his wife got a "stimulus check" in the mail, they looked at each other and were like "NOT AGAIN!"
He was so far to the right he would have made the horde look like granola crunchy socialists.
He also said that AOC will be president. He said that the same mockery, derision and "what an idiot!" talk about AOC was the same for Chavez, then they woke up one morning and he was in charge.
I am of a like mind - as soon as she became the darling on the left I was like "Yep, in a decade she'll be el Presidente".

Posted by: Defenestratus at August 08, 2022 09:19 AM (yrfyd)

329 Hell Althouse had a video of a woman complaining that guys don't want to be "platonic friends" with women the other day.
Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 09:18 AM (ESjRY)
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Astounding.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 09:19 AM (WWh8n)

330 Phillip Perry is a partner with Latham & Watkins in DC. In addition to being one of the largest and mostly politically connected firms in the country it does a lot of lobbying work for China.
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Tightly connected to Wall Street too.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 08, 2022 09:20 AM (78kzY)

331 you can rest assured that Mitch and Chuck will be dining together at some tony DC eatery this week

laughing and giggling at all the rubes

*that's you in Robert Plant voice*

Posted by: REDACTED at August 08, 2022 09:14 AM (us2H3)

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Behind an eminence front
Eminence front, it's a put on

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 08, 2022 09:20 AM (TZivQ)

332 "government can print as much money as it wants to, then why does the government need to tax the citizenry at all?"

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It also gives the printed money an intrinsic value. The govt says you owe them money and they will only accept their printed money in payment.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 08, 2022 09:21 AM (Y5qcH)

333 After my father had a stroke which left him bedridden and 90% unable to speak, and I was wiping his ass and spoon feeding him like a 200 pound infant, the IRS would send an auditor about every month or so to see what I was going to do about satisfying his debt.

I eventually told the agent in charge to take my father with him, and I got my dad out of his bed and put him into a wheelchair and pushed him outside and asked the agent where he wanted him. I told him it wasn't my fucking debt and they could just fucking take him to their office and discuss his records with them. The agent got back in his car and told me that was his last visit.

I hated that, because I loved my dad for all his faults, and being forced to declare him a burden and not a person right in front of him, even with his limited abilities, was cruel. But that is what the American government will do to you. They will suck every dollar out of you, drive you to a mental breakdown and give it to some deadbeat in a ghetto or to some government 'worker' that makes three times as much as you.

It may have been started as the greatest nation on earth, but it isn't anymore and hasn't been for a long time.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 08, 2022 09:21 AM (zajeO)

334 I expect that we will not in fact defend Taiwan. China has spent way too much money on Biden to have him fight back. Likely China will let Biden know he MUST intervene in Ukraine...and then we won't be able to defend Taiwan because we are in the Ukraine war.

But I hope Taiwan has some secret nukes targeted at the 3 Gorges Damn.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 09:21 AM (ESjRY)

335 "That's a hell of an assumption. I hope you're right, but there's little historical indication that you are.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 09:16 AM (WWh8n) "

This crop of candidates ain't the usual bunch. They aren't going to roll for McCarthy over the basic positions and issues they will be elected on. They aren't like that scrunt from Staten Island, Maliotakis, who sold out her constituents after sucking up campaign donations and lying to people. It's different this time and if you take the time to look at individual seats, you will see that consistently. The voters are fed up and the people running largely represent that. They know the games and who is trying to pull the strings.

I realize there are a lot of reasons to be skeptical, but there are a lot of reasons to have hope. Plus I never fucking quit, and nobody else should either

Posted by: Marcus T at August 08, 2022 09:21 AM (VpIIl)

336 I hope all those idiot moderate republicans who voted for Biden, due to Trump's meaness, are going to be happy when the New IRS audits thier asses

Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 09:22 AM (WY8d2)

337 Once Cheney loses, her star will fade even to the elites


eventually but for at least the next couple of years, they will keep her fat ass profile up

she's a somewhat useful idiot atm

esp now since she's even against DeSantis

Posted by: REDACTED at August 08, 2022 09:22 AM (us2H3)

338

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 08, 2022 09:22 AM (SWi3y)

339 Taiwan going down will cause the markets to crash even more than the Ukraine.
Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 09:19 AM (WY8d2)
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Inevitable. It's already over but for the flag-change.

I just hope TSMC can build chip fabs fast enough in the U.S. so we don't get screwed.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 08, 2022 09:22 AM (78kzY)

340 *that's you in Robert Plant voice*

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Behind an eminence front
Eminence front, it's a put on

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Robert Plant wasn't in The Who?

Forget it, I'm rolling ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 08, 2022 09:22 AM (TZivQ)

341 334. Taiwan does not have the center left grifters like Zalensky. I took much heat from friends when I told them the Ukraine was the most corrupt country in the world, and Kiev the sex slave hub of the world

Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 09:24 AM (WY8d2)

342 But I hope Taiwan has some secret nukes targeted at the 3 Gorges Damn.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 09:21 AM (ESjRY)

Chinese cities are so densely populated that even a pittance of ordinance could rack up a huge body count.

Not advocating that of course, but war is war - and ever since the Geneva Conventions, there's never been a definitely resolved war because of the enshrined sanctity of civilian life results in no oppression of the enemy's will to resist.

Posted by: Defenestratus at August 08, 2022 09:24 AM (yrfyd)

343 Did anyone explain why we need to spend a trillion dollars on "healthcare" and "infrastructure" after Obamacare and Obama's stimulus have been in place for over a decade?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 08, 2022 09:25 AM (vXEUB)

344 NYC Mayor Reacts to Buses of Illegals From Texas: "This Is Horrific!"

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Poor baby!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 08, 2022 09:25 AM (FVME7)

345 Cheney and Perry have deep ties to the Bush clan. As long as the Bushies retain power in the DC establishment Cheney and Perry will have a role.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 08, 2022 09:26 AM (ZLI7S)

346 I realize there are a lot of reasons to be skeptical, but there are a lot of reasons to have hope. Plus I never fucking quit, and nobody else should either

Posted by: Marcus T at August 08, 2022 09:21 AM (VpIIl)

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One bolstering data point, Marcus: in the AZ R primaries here last week, it was a Trump-endorsed MAGA Sweep (although I don't trust and didn't vote for Blake Masters for U.S. Senate -- R's here will certainly vote for him against the idiot Kelly in the general)..

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 08, 2022 09:26 AM (TZivQ)

347 "Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 08, 2022 09:21 AM (zajeO) "

You did zero wrong and that was dignified. You forced a soulless bureaucrat whose only concern was matters of this world, to face his own indignity and callousness. That's on him, and he's lucky he wasn't faced with someone like me who would have throat punch him. Then while dwelling on his crushed larynx, would also be dwelling on his own mortality. But I'm bad like that.

Fucking righteous, you are.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 08, 2022 09:26 AM (VpIIl)

348 > But the one tax Sinema insisted be removed from the bill was increasing the capital gains tax
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Likely because she, and everyone else in Congress have huge investment portfolios designed to, get this, increase their personal wealth through gaining capital to reinvest. Like every other investor on the planet.

This is, IMO, a real watering down effort.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 08, 2022 09:26 AM (BFigT)

349 It may have been started as the greatest nation on earth, but it isn't anymore and hasn't been for a long time.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 08, 2022 09:21 AM (zajeO)

We had some of my wife's family come visit on Saturday night on their way out to their vacation on the islands for the week. They brought a friend of theirs who works at the EPA.
Took every ounce of my willpower to not go off and become an unwelcoming host.

Posted by: Defenestratus at August 08, 2022 09:27 AM (yrfyd)

350 I use to like the VXX to trade to short the market, but then their were liquidity and restricted share problems.

What is the best and cheapest way to short the overall markets. spy and QQQ are too expensive.

Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 09:27 AM (WY8d2)

351 I just realized I got through all this news without a cup of coffee.
It's Monday, isn't it...

Posted by: Flyover at August 08, 2022 09:27 AM (Rbu5d)

352 If you peasants can be convinced to settle for less, that would sure be convenient for our garbage ruling caste since it has proven itself utterly incapable of even marginal performance

Schlichter may be full of shit (I can never tell) but give credit where credit is due: That's a helluva opening sentence.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 08, 2022 09:27 AM (78kzY)

353 Hell Althouse had a video of a woman complaining that guys don't want to be "platonic friends" with women the other day.
Posted by: 18-1

Why would they?? At least, when their buddies "break their balls", everyone knows they're joking.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 08, 2022 09:28 AM (j+4+t)

354 "One bolstering data point, Marcus: in the AZ R primaries here last week, it was a Trump-endorsed MAGA Sweep (although I don't trust and didn't vote for Blake Masters for U.S. Senate -- R's here will certainly vote for him against the idiot Kelly in the general)..

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 08, 2022 09:26 AM (TZivQ) "

Yeah, I think there are a lot of psy-op games going on here. They are trying to suppress turnout, and everyone should not only be asking themselves- why?, but also realize they've seen this movie before.

Do NOT let anything keep you from voting. I don't care if they lay down suppressing fire. Go.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 08, 2022 09:28 AM (VpIIl)

355 If you peasants can be convinced to settle for less, that would sure be convenient for our garbage ruling caste since it has proven itself utterly incapable of even marginal performance

If there was an opposition party they would be talking like this consistently.

Everything the Dems are doing now is to lower the living standard of the working/middle class

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 09:28 AM (ESjRY)

356 Yeah, There's a guy, wrote a book about it, who claims Chyna, among other places, are doomed due to failing birth rates and there isn't a damned thing they can do about it. Trying to recall his name.
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Sheik Ramses-Durex??

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 08, 2022 09:28 AM (yikp0)

357 Nice image added up top by J.J.

So Sinema sold out for some simple Andy Jackson's? $20, same as in town ...

[Speaking of which, when do we start referring to those bills as Tubmans instead of Jacksons?]

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 08, 2022 09:28 AM (TZivQ)

358 I just hope TSMC can build chip fabs fast enough in the U.S. so we don't get screwed.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 08, 2022 09:22 AM (78kzY)
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They can't. The bigger question is whether they can exfiltrate their engineers and designs in time, and whether TSMC or the Taiwanese government is willing to scuttle TSMC's domestic (in Taiwan) capacity and facilities.

If the answer to either or both of those question - and the latter is even more important than the former - is "yes" then the world will survive it. It will suck and keep sucking for years, but the event will probably be survivable. If China gets its hands on the next-gen IC technology at TSMC and in other firms, then it's probably game over and Red China will have the world by the balls for the foreseeable future. If Taiwan blows it all into iron filings on as the CCP approaches, it will be ruinous for Taiwan (if it survives the war at all), but you'll also hear the shrieking from Beijing as far away as Alaska.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 09:29 AM (WWh8n)

359 I just realized I got through all this news without a cup of coffee.
It's Monday, isn't it...
Posted by: Flyover at August 08, 2022 09:27 AM (Rbu5d)

are you a zombie or do you have super powers?
because there's no other explanation...

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 08, 2022 09:29 AM (p03vF)

360 Former Nickelodeon Star Says Children's Cable Network Offered $300k In "Hush Money" Not To Reveal Offers Of Unwanted Massages & Underage Alcohol

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Jennette McCurdy, of iCarly and other fame.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 08, 2022 09:29 AM (FVME7)

361 346. They will trot out Gabby Giffords like she is Joan of Arc.

Sad what happened to her, but before she was a sleazy Tucson politician

Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 09:30 AM (WY8d2)

362 Cheney the Elder is a douchebag just like his evil spawn. There are a lot of good men planted because of that asshole. So F him, and his fugly offspring.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 08, 2022 09:30 AM (VpIIl)

363 31
1. Two men should not be allowed to adopt children.

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Same goes for two women.

Posted by: Ciampino - lessons have to be learnt the hard way? at August 08, 2022 09:30 AM (qfLjt)

364 298 storm toddler. I. Lost them both years ago. They are buried on top of each other in Arlington. They are buried in the most sacred place one earth.

When I tell people my dad got hit with an AK-47 they don’t get it. He. Got lit up. He did two tours and he wAnted more. Think of every Vietnam movie. My dad hated all of them

Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2022 09:31 AM (btbnt)

365 Former Nickelodeon Star Says Children's Cable Network Offered $300k In "Hush Money" Not To Reveal Offers Of Unwanted Massages & Underage Alcohol

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Jennette McCurdy, of iCarly and other fame.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 08, 2022 09:29 AM (FVME7)

yeah, it's about time that dark underworld came to light.

honestly, i'm still a little shocked that parents will subject their kids to this. but then...

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 08, 2022 09:32 AM (p03vF)

366 McConnell is poison to the GOP. He did his JOB on judges, nothing else. He FAILED on all his other responsibilities. He is not a fighter. He is NOT on YOUR side. He's not for liberty or democracy. He is for HIMSELF and the DC establishment. Even if we win the senate, if he becomes leader it will be hard to accomplish anything. You can bank on it. Past IS prologue.
Posted by: Marcus T at August 08, 2022 09:10 AM (VpIIl)

Agree.
And Trump will destroy McConnell despite McConnells current overwhelming strength and power.
CPAC -- a bona fide UniParty organ in prior years that seriously debated shunning g Trump back when -- was The Trump PAC this past week in Dallas. Trump is Providential. Trump is a force of nature. Bet on Trump. Trump will destroy the evil known as McConnell.
If McConnell were even half as smart as people here say he is McConnell would have let Trump have his second term in 20.
McConnell is going to suffer greatly in Trumps third term..... if McConnell survives Trumps third term.
I say McConnell leaves the Senate. Prematurely.
Trump wins. Bet on it.

Posted by: Beyond Norman Parameters at August 08, 2022 09:32 AM (wReBR)

367 That article dealing with diversity in the medical field: attempts to 'correct' are going to run smack hard up against IQ / math dunce reality.

It's been argued that doctoring is akin to cookbook medicine. Agreed ...but you have to know the underlying science to know the treatment applied...and that means a doctor has to know math.

Knowing math obliterates the diversity field. That social justice crowd can push all they want but they can't push past DNA and the innate abilities it confers on all of us.

Posted by: torabora at August 08, 2022 09:32 AM (Ii/ys)

368 Los Angeles May Force Private Businesses to House the Homeless Despite Safety Concerns

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What could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 08, 2022 09:33 AM (FVME7)

369 Jennette McCurdy, of iCarly and other fame.

And unlike most of the other Disney/Nick kid actors I see her career feel apart after leaving.

I presume because she said "no" to sex with the producers...

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 09:33 AM (ESjRY)

370 That last piece "A new low" from City Journal under FEMINAZISM, TRANSGENDER PSYCHOSIS, HOMOSEXUALIZATION, WAR ON MASCULINITY/NORMALCY was foreseen by Muldoon and summarized by K.T. on Saturday.

Published by a journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The American Medical Association is going down the tubes, too. But pediatricians say the AAP is worse.

https://ace.mu.nu/archives/400277.php

Posted by: KT at August 08, 2022 09:34 AM (rrtZS)

371 That article dealing with diversity in the medical field: attempts to 'correct' are going to run smack hard up against IQ / math dunce reality.

It's been argued that doctoring is akin to cookbook medicine. Agreed ...but you have to know the underlying science to know the treatment applied...and that means a doctor has to know math.

Knowing math obliterates the diversity field. That social justice crowd can push all they want but they can't push past DNA and the innate abilities it confers on all of us.
Posted by: torabora at August 08, 2022 09:32 AM (Ii/ys)

nah, they're past math and science now. it's all about just clicking on the box with the symptoms and having the computer tell them which treatment to select. I've seen some docs who couldn't explain what as wrong with me even knowing the terms. And I just an idiot engineer, not a doctor but i could figure it out better than them.

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 08, 2022 09:35 AM (p03vF)

372 "That social justice crowd can push all they want but they can't push past DNA and the innate abilities it confers on all of us. "

Look at the Naval Academy. until recently, every grading Senior had received a degree in one of the hard sciences. And hard science requires a strong foundation in math, and, well....science.

Or to put it another way, remember the field of medicine in Idiocracy?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 08, 2022 09:36 AM (svdGq)

373 All have a good day

Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 09:36 AM (WY8d2)

374 Jennette McCurdy, of iCarly and other fame.

And unlike most of the other Disney/Nick kid actors I see her career feel apart after leaving.

I presume because she said "no" to sex with the producers...
Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 09:33 AM (ESjRY)

have to believe she said no. or at least no to dan...

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 08, 2022 09:36 AM (p03vF)

375 nood art

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 08, 2022 09:37 AM (p03vF)

376 Walgreens pharmacy closed Fri/Sat/Sun due to no pharmacist available to fill scripts.

Just returned from Super Cuts. One stylist on duty to cut hair, answer phones, schedule appointment. There for half an hour. Cut took 10 minutes, answering the phone 20.

Posted by: Ziba at August 08, 2022 09:37 AM (4h9M3)

377 McConnell may be a dick (he is) but he knows the Senate like nobody else does. He's not going anywhere. He doesn't care if he's the minority or majority leader in the Senate... the pay's the same. Plus the fucktards here in KY will see to it he gets another term or two.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 08, 2022 09:37 AM (BFigT)

378 A guide to our future. The DOJ probably refers to this now as a subversive document.

https://tinyurl.com/ywcmj4b3

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:


Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 08, 2022 09:38 AM (78kzY)

379 64 "They sure "in danger of becoming endangered... if all the Arctic ice melts".

I believe polar bears will float, just like ducks.


Which means that polar bears must be witches.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 08, 2022 08:07 AM (svdGq)
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and made of wood.

Posted by: Ciampino - tell that to the seals at August 08, 2022 09:39 AM (qfLjt)

380 Great photo and caption up top.

Coming soon to a theatre near you.

Posted by: Ziba at August 08, 2022 09:39 AM (4h9M3)

381 My dad spilled blood in Vietnam and had his own blood spilled. He spilt a shit load more than he got hit with. The funny thing is he wanted to drop snake and nape. This guy commanded thousands but in the end it was about snake and nape.

Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2022 09:41 AM (btbnt)

382 Thank you so much, JJS, for all these great links. I spend all morning getting through them.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 08, 2022 09:42 AM (sMqD7)

383 and the play on words at the top (Sinema Verite") is so apt. Now we see her for what she really is, and Manchin too.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 08, 2022 09:43 AM (sMqD7)

384 So under the "Alex Jones precedent" can Covid families sue anyone who "without evidence" claims Covid was made in a Chinese lab, or its lethality exaggerated? How about Sicknick's familiy suing "J6 Conspiracy theorists" for their "distress" or because "someone sent them death threats."

Worse than the Jones verdict is the obfuscating coverage, that conflates "distress" with defamation, and uniformly prefaces every reference to Jones as "conspiracy theorist."

Under the "Jones doctrine" we are that much closer to trannies suing "conspiracy theorists" for their "distress" and "threats" because of claims "without evidence" they are actually not the gender they claim.

Posted by: Zek at August 08, 2022 09:48 AM (OzNIz)

385 320
Hell Althouse had a video of a woman complaining that guys don't want to be "platonic friends" with women the other day.


I saw that scene in "When Harry Met Sally."

Posted by: NR Pax at August 08, 2022 09:54 AM (4olE8)

386 139 123 The Senate parliamentarian should be swinging from a tree.
Posted by: garrett at August 08, 2022 08:22 AM (OtxZd)


Take out the word "parliamentarian" and you're onto something.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 08, 2022 08:25 AM (x0n13)
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since when do we have a parliament? Are we Canadians now eh!

Posted by: Ciampino - who'se our Prime Minister? at August 08, 2022 09:57 AM (qfLjt)

387 Here it comes.

Yout IRA?

"Converted".

That's what 80k IRS will be doing.

Kiss that IRA but bye.

Posted by: Larry Kudlow, Back on the Blow at August 08, 2022 10:01 AM (rYGv1)

388 @367 they can't push past DNA and the innate abilities it confers on all of us.

Would you like to have DNA profiles instead of entrance exams, then? Hint: I guarantee that I'm whiter than you are. I can prove it with DNA.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at August 08, 2022 10:25 AM (x61Im)

389 By the same logic, Dems should have no problem with Stop and Frisk...if you're not up to something, there's nothing to worry about

Posted by: Josh Brolin's Blistered Taint at August 08, 2022 01:52 PM (AsNmV)

390 I get paid more than $85 every hour for working on the web. I found out about this activity 3 months prior and subsequent to joining this I have earned effectively $15k from this without having internet working abilities

Copy underneath the site to check it.. http://www.salarycash1.com

Posted by: Sarah at August 08, 2022 02:31 PM (PZef2)

391 yep

Posted by: Jonah at August 08, 2022 03:46 PM (WY8d2)

392 Keep this going pⅼeаse, great joЬ!

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