Amy Curtis: The "Washington Generals of Punditry" Still Have Not Given a Single Moment of Reflection to Their Own Failures or Betrayals -- Or Their Own Starring Role in Electing President Donald John Trump

(No discussion of dicks allowed in this thread. This is a dick-free zone.)

A rant.


Amy Curtis
@RantyAmyCurtis

I'm gonna go off because I'm just that fed up.

For years, the GOP pundit class pushed weak, ineffective candidates. Guys who talked about taxes while letting the left steamroll education, culture, news media, social media.

Those candidates lost. Repeatedly. 2012 was a very WINNABLE election. And what did Romney do when they accused him of giving a woman cancer and other horrible, not-true things? He shrugged. He didn't fight. He just took it. "Dignity." Fighting back was beneath him. Or something.

Every Republican, for as long as I can remember, has been the reincarnation of Hitler every election cycle. The left HATED Dick Cheney from 2000-2008. And now? He's their hero for speaking out against Trump. But when he sheds this mortal coil, they'll dance and spit on his grave.

Every single member of the Washington Generals of Punditry has betrayed every principle they claimed to have. On abortion. On taxes. On foreign policy. Every last one. And why? Because hating Trump is more important and lucrative than those principles.

They have literally endorsed Democrats -- including the barley sentient vegetable currently occupying the Oval Office -- because of their unhinged hatred of Trump. And his voters.

And instead of trying to figure out how they got Trump in the first place -- because they had a HUGE HAND in it -- they double down on calling voters stupid and deplorable & a slew of other pejoratives because it gets them head pats from the media/left. Who still hate them anyway.

Because while they were fawning over absolutely milquetoast candidates the left was making headway in schools and culture. Now? Your white kid is likely to learn he's a horrible racist simply because of his skin color.

Your daughter could be brainwashed into thinking she's a boy because her teacher told her so.

Good luck trying to be a white, cis, hetero person trying to break into publishing these days. Good luck trying to find kids books that don't show fellatio or other woke garbage.

Parents were labeled terrorists -- TERRORISTS -- for speaking out at school board meetings. By the federal government. While Antifa and BLM and Jane's Revenge burn your cities to the ground.

If you had your business shut down, couldn't visit your dying loved ones, couldn't have a funeral while you watch George Floyd get multiple ones, and BLM/Antifa march through the streets during COVID, thank the GOP pundit class. Who did NOTHING to defend your rights.

Like every other social/cultural issue, they expected you to bend over and take it. And when someone tries to stand up to the nonsense -- DeSantis -- they whine about dictators and the breakdown of norms.

When what they mean by norms is "doing things our way, even if it sucks."

And when a candidate like DeSantis comes along, who is an alternative to Trump -- they say he's just like Trump because they want to go back to the McCains and Romneys and Jebs.

News flash: we aren't.

So if you want to get rid of Trump, stop obsessing over your hatred of him. Start endorsing Republican candidates who aren't Trump. Instead of, you know, Democrats.

And for the love of God, spend ten minutes reflecting on how we got here today, and how you played a big part in it. Maybe talk to normal people outside the Beltway about life and politics.

Via Twitchy, which had commentary as well.

On this very subject, Dave Reaboi has written Liz Cheney's political Oh, Bitch-uary.

Liz Cheney's martyrdom is catnip for a dwindling number of Republicans who, unable to recognize what time it is, prioritize performative virtue in politics. These people--nearly all suburban, moderate, establishment Republicans employed as conservative columnists--seek their reflection in the politicians they support, because their heroes' supposedly superior virtue reflects back on them.

This allows them to flatter their own egos without feelings of shame or self-aggrandizement. "Mitt Romney is a good man," they've repeated, mantra-like since the Utah Senator's spectacular loss in 2012--even as that assessment is based solely on a carefully-crafted media campaign that hardened, through much repetition, into conventional wisdom. (Of course, Romney is a stand-in for any number of political figures the media has assured us are "good, honorable men," from Volodymyr Zelensky to John McCain. Just ask them.)

It's no accident that, like French and Bill Kristol, most of Cheney's once-Republican fans and defenders came of age professionally during the George W. Bush administration--and it's clear that they'll go to their retirements with the strong imprint of the politics of that time. While Bush's GOP will always be known for the unwon wars in the Middle East, it was nevertheless a "compassionate conservatism," prioritizing virtue-signaling and heroic posturing rhetoric as policy, regardless of its absurdity.

For some liberal Republicans terrified and confused in the current moment in American political life, a frenzied hatred of Donald Trump masks issues that seem intractable. Not only is there no danger of being canceled by hostile reporters, editors and cable news hosts, these faux-dissidents can bask in media coverage usually reserved for the most progressive Democrats. But these are benefits that accrue to anyone willing to abandon conservatives.

Cheney has a seriousness and sobriety about her, which is key to her appeal as a martyr. The martyr fetish is something that overlaps with the sexual or political cuckold: the humiliation that comes from rejection is the thrill.

This is best exemplified by performative martyr David French, the Atlantic writer who, for the last half-decade, has seemed eager to play out his psychosexual fantasies publicly. Since 2016, he has lashed out in vicious and brutal columns about Trump voters, especially Christians--and then, of course, he gets to wave his own bloody shirt, writing almost erotically about people saying nasty things to and about him on the Internet. Like a martyr or a cuckold, the hatred he engenders proves the rightness of his cause and, more importantly, his superior virtue.

@davereaboi
David Reaboi, Late Republic Nonsense
@davereaboi

"Honor," my ass. It's David French's cuck honor--a gimp's mixture of limitless self-regard, an intense martyr fetish, and grotesque, lickspittle devotion to a party and movement that's defined half the country as less-than-human terrorists.

Replying to:


Jeff B. is *BOX OFFICE POISON* @EsotericCD

Make no mistake: Liz Cheney *chose* this fate. She was not squeezed by circumstance or the vulgarities of politics or need for private gain. She could have remained Representative (and maybe then Senator) for life from Wyoming if she'd said nothing.

She chose honor instead.

...

No, it didn't begin with January 6th. For four years on the Hill, Cheney--together with the remnants of the failed Weekly Standard--relatively quietly indulged in the Democrats' most absurd Russia conspiracy theories. They circulated now-discredited opposition research, listened to maniacs hawking books and podcasts to Democrat hyper-partisans, and nodded sagely when discussing absurdities like Jon Chait's 4000-word claim that the ex-president has spent nearly four decades as a deep cover KGB agent of influence.

Cheney and the boys who send her love notes at the Dispatch and Bulwark aren't necessarily dumb or unsophisticated people; they're just broken. They are blinded by a hatred that deforms their ability to properly assess situations. The bottomless evil they saw in Trump, they believed, made him capable of anything. And, if he was capable, he was surely guilty of anything the most fevered imagination could concoct.


Well, you know: It's not just Trump they're repulsed by. It's Trump's voters -- and they are determined that Trump's Voters must never have a say in electoral politics.

The cvcks spent 50 years conning, duping, sabotaging, undermining, gatekeeping, bullying, Hobbitting, and silencing Trump Voters from ever having any say in the Republican Party.

What they're really angry at is that their greatest achievement -- Making the Republican Party Safe for Liberal Democrats -- was undone by a single boorish man talking about putting up an uncouth wall at the Mexican border.

And they are determined that the Underpeople will never be permitted to have their votes counted again.

I'm glad all of these filthy interlopers have gone back to the Democrat Party that they came from. And, let's face it, the Democrat Party is a lot close to the their Dream Party now that they're all on the same side as far as censoring the opposition, controlling thought, punishing dissidents, officially ensconcing a neo-feudal Professional Managerial Class as an aristocracy with rights and privileges beyond those allowed the commoners, using the FBI and even the CIA against the opposition, going to war promiscuously to show we can still get it hard on a national level, etc.

Asa Hutchinson, who, as Tucker remarked, is has been taking powerful hormones to transition into a liberal Walmart board member, confirms every nasty thing said about the Establishment Corporate Traitor class:


Jeff B. is *BOX OFFICE POISON*
@EsotericCD

Make no mistake: Liz Cheney *chose* this fate. She was not squeezed by circumstance or the vulgarities of politics or need for private gain. She could have remained Representative (and maybe then Senator) for life from Wyoming if she'd said nothing.

She chose honor instead.


Mollie
@MZHemingway


There is nothing honorable about denying your enemies due process, running a kangaroo court, pushing the country into poorly thought out wars, or joining with the left in its republic-destroying hysteria. Stop calling seething hatred honorable.

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1 First!

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 16, 2022 06:27 PM (b2nrj)

2 Ok.

Posted by: Infidel at August 16, 2022 06:28 PM (mn1Pi)

3 Hey Mr. O'Spades. Thanks for the Sarah Longwell eye-candy in the post below this one. Thanks a bunch.....

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron! at August 16, 2022 06:28 PM (2sCft)

4 Chuy has spoken!

So...

Boobs

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 16, 2022 06:28 PM (V6f9+)

5 Top 10

Posted by: Skip at August 16, 2022 06:29 PM (k8B25)

6 And Amy Curtis is right.
And hopefully stacked, nicely stacked. If she's not...don't ruin my mental image of her, please.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 16, 2022 06:29 PM (V6f9+)

7 (No discussion of dicks allowed in this thread. This is a dick-free zone.)

I'm out.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 16, 2022 06:30 PM (yHsuS)

8 Darn. I wanted to come in first.

Posted by: Randy Johnson at August 16, 2022 06:30 PM (sn5EN)

9

"Stop!" Asa ejaculated...

Posted by: Sinep Nam at August 16, 2022 06:31 PM (ZS6b7)

10 How is Chuy pronounced?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 16, 2022 06:31 PM (eGTCV)

11 "She chose honor instead."

This JeffB guy is kind of a, um, wiener.

Posted by: fd at August 16, 2022 06:31 PM (sn5EN)

12 Who is Amy Curtis and should I care?

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 16, 2022 06:31 PM (sVtYq)

13 Thanks for the Sarah Longwell eye-candy in the post below this one. Thanks a bunch.....

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron! at August 16, 2022 06:28 PM (2sCft)

Eye-candy? Food is not love, honey.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 16, 2022 06:31 PM (yHsuS)

14 Is Wyoming in Mountain Time?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) repeats himself at August 16, 2022 06:31 PM (yQpMk)

15

Throat warbler mangrove

Posted by: Sinep Nam at August 16, 2022 06:31 PM (ZS6b7)

16 liz cheney is still going to lose tonight.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 16, 2022 06:31 PM (bVYXr)

17 >>>McCains and Romneys and Jebs.

I hoped we would stop talking about dicks on this post.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at August 16, 2022 06:32 PM (mpUff)

18 Amy Curtis certainly doesn't have one

Posted by: Skip at August 16, 2022 06:32 PM (k8B25)

19 Cheney hasn't lost yet. A pipe could bust or something.

Posted by: fd at August 16, 2022 06:32 PM (sn5EN)

20 Liz Cheney: The Big Fat Surprise.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 16, 2022 06:32 PM (eGTCV)

21 We'll never see normal again.

Posted by: Last Days of the Republic at August 16, 2022 06:32 PM (9FBGz)

22 4 Chuy has spoken!

So...

Boobs
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 16, 2022 06:28 PM (V6f9+)

Boobs make my... wait a second. Shit.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 16, 2022 06:32 PM (b2nrj)

23 Nope, sorry. The "cocktail party" quips were funny a decade ago, but considering Hastert, Larry Craig, and Michael Steele it's pretty obvious that the GOP leadership is mostly composed of extremely sick freaks. Even a former Manhattan hedonist like Donald Trump is likely disgusted.

They're all extremely blackmailable by the Epstein network, and I have no doubt that Cawthorn only scratched the surface of it. It's actually for the best that he lost his primary. His soul is simply worth more than winning, and if he disagrees there wouldn't be much value to his win anyways.

Posted by: trev006 at August 16, 2022 06:33 PM (D1PpJ)

24 She chose honor instead.

He misspelled "hooring for the left."

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 16, 2022 06:33 PM (yHsuS)

25 It's not possible there could be massive cheating so that Liz Cheney will win?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 16, 2022 06:33 PM (wvo9L)

26 So why can't we talk about dicks?? Why is this now a dick free zone???

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron! at August 16, 2022 06:33 PM (2sCft)

27 (No discussion of dicks allowed in this thread. This is a dick-free zone.)

Duck season!

Posted by: Bugs Bunny at August 16, 2022 06:33 PM (4I/2K)

28 Barley is a grain, not a sentient vegetable.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 16, 2022 06:34 PM (e+yf1)

29 Cry harder, fattie:

@ananavarro

How I wish there was a principled Republican like @Liz_Cheney, who puts country above partisanship that I could vote for in Florida.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 16, 2022 06:34 PM (ptqGC)

30 Hopefully Liz will lose very badly

Posted by: Skip at August 16, 2022 06:34 PM (k8B25)

31 Toe fungus > NeverTrump

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 16, 2022 06:34 PM (s7Nnc)

32
No discussion of dicks allowed in this thread. This is a dick-free zone.



Like that's going to stop Teh Horde...

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 16, 2022 06:34 PM (n+4am)

33 Respectfully, Jeff B. is insufferable.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 16, 2022 06:34 PM (bkUtD)

34 I, myself, would prefer to be behind Kat Dennings.

Long as you can muzzle her first.

As for "honor" that's the coward and weakling's word for "mindless obedience to deep state orders." Few things could symbolize the attitude and worldview of the nevertrumper better than a teary-eyed salute to the many idiot representatives who voted to impeach the president for a fraud being mowed down by voters.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 06:34 PM (Ivdso)

35 Chuy = chewie

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 16, 2022 06:34 PM (89T5c)

36 >>>The FBI is simply carrying out their responsibilities under the law.

In a one-sided manner, but yeah, "simply carrying out their responsibilities under the law." Douche.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 16, 2022 06:35 PM (yHsuS)

37 Capt. "Standby" Nance > Adam Kinzinger

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 16, 2022 06:35 PM (ptqGC)

38 the GOPe are a buncha large Richards

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (MrZQl) - at August 16, 2022 06:35 PM (MrZQl)

39 10 How is Chuy pronounced?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 16, 2022 06:31 PM (eGTCV)

Like the inside of a nougat bar. Chewy.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 16, 2022 06:35 PM (V6f9+)

40 It's not possible there could be massive cheating so that Liz Cheney will win?

I don't think even the Democrats can pull that off in Wyoming with this much hate toward that woman.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 06:35 PM (Ivdso)

41 oh, again...here's the typical lib and cuckCon thought process..."everyone else has no honor, just people who agree with me"

I think Trump was great, he was very serious in office. It was his duty and he was honor bound to stop the steal.

I would say Cheney was honor bound to at least provide an opposing voice instead of joining in on a soviet show trial full of nonsensical hearsay evidence produced by poor people who had been squeezed into composing by the full weight of the federal govt

Posted by: Doctor sockamster-Doom Speaker-EdD Intersectional Dynamics at August 16, 2022 06:35 PM (OuH7W)

42 Do they still pretend Ana Navarro is a republican ?

Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2022 06:35 PM (bs+z0)

43 so, yeah, cheney was honorbound to provide a fair 1/6 hearing, she failed. she has no honor.

Posted by: Doctor sockamster-Doom Speaker-EdD Intersectional Dynamics at August 16, 2022 06:35 PM (OuH7W)

44 Tucker was pretty awesome last night despite his dweebishness. He laid out the case for overthrowing the government and restoring the Republic.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 16, 2022 06:35 PM (yQpMk)

45 42 Do they still pretend Ana Navarro is a republican ?
Posted by: It's me donna at Augus

---> say what?

Posted by: Doctor sockamster-Doom Speaker-EdD Intersectional Dynamics at August 16, 2022 06:36 PM (OuH7W)

46 So why can't we talk about dicks?? Why is this now a dick free zone???

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron! at August 16, 2022 06:33 PM (2sCft)

We might summon Garrett.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 16, 2022 06:36 PM (yHsuS)

47 Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!

Posted by: Willy Woodpecker at August 16, 2022 06:36 PM (sn5EN)

48 Do they still pretend Ana Navarro is a republican ?

Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2022 06:35 PM (bs+z0)

Yes. Her idiot lib fans love her because she's "principled."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 16, 2022 06:36 PM (ptqGC)

49 I remember when JeffB. was our local jerk right here on AOS.

And then he left for the big city.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at August 16, 2022 06:36 PM (ZSK0i)

50 Jeff B has poor taste in women.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 16, 2022 06:36 PM (yQpMk)

51 @42: "Do they still pretend Ana Navarro is a republican ?"

Is Jeb! still waiting for applause?

Posted by: Walter Freeman at August 16, 2022 06:36 PM (bM7vb)

52 44 Tucker was pretty awesome last night despite his dweebishness. He laid out the case for overthrowing the government and restoring the Republic.
Posted by: G'rump928(c

you would think that the gOPe would be honorbound to fight back against leftwing lawfare. But no, let them cowardly await their own predestined fbi swat raid, hoping to be eaten last.

Posted by: Doctor sockamster-Doom Speaker-EdD Intersectional Dynamics at August 16, 2022 06:37 PM (OuH7W)

53 Any dick comments yet?

Posted by: Squid at August 16, 2022 06:37 PM (MHrAQ)

54 Jeff B has poor taste in women.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 16, 2022 06:36 PM (yQpMk)

And steak restaurants

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 16, 2022 06:37 PM (xDh35)

55 Word free zones are the worst!

Posted by: Draki at August 16, 2022 06:37 PM (f5YF0)

56 Jeff B has poor taste in women.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 16, 2022 06:36 PM (yQpMk)

And steak restaurants
Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 16, 2022 06:37 PM (xDh35)


That's Chemjeff.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at August 16, 2022 06:37 PM (ZSK0i)

57 How come Fatty Ana's arteries haven't turned to solid lead pipes?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 16, 2022 06:37 PM (eGTCV)

58 Ham Hock Lizzie reminds me of Sunset Boulevard.

Joe Gillis: You're Norma Desmond. You used to be in silent pictures. You used to be big.

Norma Desmond: I *am* big. It's the *pictures* that got small.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at August 16, 2022 06:37 PM (FVME7)

59 For years, the GOP pundit class pushed weak, ineffective candidates. Guys who talked about taxes while letting the left steamroll education, culture, news media, social media.

I reply with what I said on twitter: for all the ranting about how Trump lost us the Senate with his election comments during the run-off, we wouldn't have been in that position if the GOP hadn't chosen atrocious candidates in McSally and Loeffler. Both of those women were appointed by establishment-friendly governors, and both were McConnell's picks.

The GOPe likes nice, squishy, corporate-friendly Republicans who will talk about tax cuts and platitudes towards the military and police, but won't make waves. They want low-turnout elections where they don't make big promises.

Trump was the opposite: he wanted high-turnout elections and a bigger coalition.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 16, 2022 06:38 PM (wmDcS)

60 How is Chuy pronounced?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 16, 2022 06:31 PM (eGTCV)

Like the inside of a nougat bar. Chewy.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards


saliva?

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (MrZQl) - at August 16, 2022 06:38 PM (MrZQl)

61 Any dick comments yet?

Posted by: Squid at August 16, 2022 06:37 PM (MHrAQ)

When you outlaw dick comments, only outlaws will have dick comments.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 16, 2022 06:38 PM (yHsuS)

62 November is gonna be something, I tell ya

Posted by: Zeera. 'Nobody Cares, Drink Harder' at August 16, 2022 06:38 PM (DxnGW)

63 Any dick comments yet?

Posted by: Squid at August 16, 2022 06:37 PM


Quit being a dick.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 16, 2022 06:38 PM (bVYXr)

64 57 How come Fatty Ana's arteries haven't turned to solid lead pipes?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 16, 2022 06:37 PM (eGTCV)

Most on the Spew are porkers.. I bet that stage is reinforced

Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2022 06:38 PM (bs+z0)

65 Do they still pretend Ana Navarro is a republican ?

Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2022 06:35 PM (bs+z0)

Her husband pretends she has a waist.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 16, 2022 06:38 PM (4I/2K)

66 I don't think these people even understand; it's bigger than Trump now, this is all about the MAGA movement, where we get a seat at the table which no Republican since Reagan did for us.

Now that we saw we can achieve political power, they aren't going to give it up without a fight because, ew the proles must never make a decision that betters their lives and because, they are all corrupt demons.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at August 16, 2022 06:38 PM (YglAn)

67 The louder she spoke of her honor, the faster we counted our spoons (Emerson)

Posted by: CN, the deer-hater at August 16, 2022 06:38 PM (VuQO/)

68 The Republican POTUS candidate debates will be boring. Cheney will answer every question, from economic policy to national defense the same. "January 6th was the greatest threat ever to Our Precious Democracy! So vote for me!"

If that doesn't make everyone except the cucks hate her, the sound of her voice will.

Posted by: Gref at August 16, 2022 06:38 PM (AMIL/)

69 I watched The Big Country last night, its a pretty good movie with some great performances and wonderful scenes. But its one of those deconstructionist westerns where the eastern dude shows up and teaches all those rubes and hicks that violence is bad and macho displays of strength are actually weak and stupid.

That's what these guys make me think of. They all think they are Gregory Peck standing against the three toothed hayseeds, waving a lawbook in their hand. They think they are the one lone juror in 12 angry men.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 06:39 PM (Ivdso)

70 Boob focused threads are better anyway

Posted by: Draki at August 16, 2022 06:39 PM (f5YF0)

71 4 Chuy has spoken!

So...

Boobs
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 16, 2022 06:28 PM (V6f9+)

If we aren't allowed to talk about boobs here, then the terrorists will have already won.

Posted by: Roy at August 16, 2022 06:39 PM (Ti+Tv)

72 I love this so much:

@MeghanMcCain

Liz Cheney has guts, is an original and goes against the grain and MAGA kool aid drinking group think that's a cancer in GOP leadership.

She should be commended no matter what happens today.

If all you can be today is someone that bends the knee to MAGA - this party is a waste.

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Hey, Megs. The party of the Bushes, Cheneys and McCains is dead. Go binge eat an entire buffet.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 16, 2022 06:39 PM (ptqGC)

73 I hope somebody is watching to keep voting a little more honest.

Posted by: dartist at August 16, 2022 06:39 PM (+ya+t)

74 Do they still pretend Ana Navarro is a republican ?
Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2022

+++++
I believe they are currently insisting that she is not an elephant seal. I don't believe it.

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron! at August 16, 2022 06:40 PM (2sCft)

75 >>For four years on the Hill, Cheney--together with the remnants of the failed Weekly Standard--relatively quietly indulged in the Democrats' most absurd Russia conspiracy theories.

When your sister in law rants about collusion, it is because she believes the lies she is being told by the media. But these people knew it was bullshit.

Cheney knew, that fat shit goldberg knew.. they all knew. They chose to lie and it is not about Trump, but about him doing things the public wanted done.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at August 16, 2022 06:40 PM (mpUff)

76 I'll cast judgement as fast as I fucking want to, Asa.

Posted by: CN, the deer-hater at August 16, 2022 06:40 PM (VuQO/)

77 Quit being a dick.

I tried once and it didn’t work out. Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.

Posted by: Squid at August 16, 2022 06:40 PM (MHrAQ)

78 Go ahead and talk about me!

Posted by: Zombie Tricky "Expletive Deleted" Nixon at August 16, 2022 06:40 PM (Ti+Tv)

79 You can have my dick comments when they pry them from my cold dead hands.

Posted by: Master John Goodfellow at August 16, 2022 06:41 PM (sn5EN)

80 Principled? They keep using that word but I don't think thay know what it means.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at August 16, 2022 06:41 PM (FVME7)

81 So if you want to get rid of Trump, stop obsessing over your hatred of him.
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LMAO they don't want to get rid of Trump. They want to get rid of *us*. We're the problem. They love their masters and their paycheck. That's all.

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2022 06:41 PM (dscaa)

82 Do they still pretend Ana Navarro is a republican ?

Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2022 06:35 PM (bs+z0)

Her husband pretends she has a waist.
Posted by: Count de Monet at August 16, 2022 06:38 PM (4I/2K)

That's not a waist, that is an equator

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 16, 2022 06:41 PM (M+Lyo)

83 If all you can be today is someone that bends the knee to MAGA - this party is a waste.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 16, 2022 06:39 PM (ptqGC)

She's right, you know. The party is a waste. She should run off and join the lefty circus freaks.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 16, 2022 06:41 PM (yHsuS)

84 I'm so glad you posted Amy Curtis rant. I read it earlier and it covers everything I feel. It's perfect!

Posted by: redridinghood at August 16, 2022 06:41 PM (NpAcC)

85 You won't have me to kick around anymore.

Posted by: Dick Nixon at August 16, 2022 06:41 PM (yQpMk)

86 [holds up bottle of pills]
Alright, 'oos got the pox on 'is richard, now?

Posted by: The Chemist at August 16, 2022 06:41 PM (IxVKZ)

87 She should be commended no matter what happens today.

They're all trying to be the one with the best soliloquy praising a fool who ruined her own career by obeying the deep state.

This to men without chests, is honor.

Remember the scene in Gladiator where Commodus lists his virtues? Yeah, that's what this is: they cannot and do not understand honor, virtue, grace, or truth. But they have their own twisted versions of it, as they stick the knife into Uncle Sam.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 06:42 PM (Ivdso)

88 Mollie H's rogues gallery of fools and knaves -

There must be a name for that feeling of that combination of frustration and disbelief mixed with a little dread that comes over you when you see someone with huge mountains of reality right in front of their face and they seem to be totally incapable of seeing it.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at August 16, 2022 06:42 PM (fs1hN)

89 Posted by: ... at August 16, 2022 06:41 PM (dscaa)

Precisely, they HATE us but they also want us to continue paying taxes.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at August 16, 2022 06:42 PM (YglAn)

90 Liz loses by 30 points. Could be 35. I want it to be 40. I’ll take 5.

Posted by: Squid at August 16, 2022 06:42 PM (MHrAQ)

91 Well, you know: It's not just Trump they're repulsed by. It's Trump's voters -- and they are determined that Trump's Voters must never have a say in electoral politics.
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Okay I'm gonna start reading from now on

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2022 06:42 PM (dscaa)

92 All you need to know is that those cucks preferred Jeb Bush over Trump, Cruz, and anyone else. Jeb freaking Bush. He was the big fundraiser early on, and they were prepared to just hand the nomination to him.

Posted by: Eternity Matters at August 16, 2022 06:42 PM (MTm8X)

93 The alternative to Marco Rubio is better? People just want to through any current office holder out?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 16, 2022 06:42 PM (wvo9L)

94 That's not a waist, that is an equator
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 16, 2022 06:41 PM (M+Lyo)



An event horizon.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 16, 2022 06:42 PM (yQpMk)

95 "Make no mistake: Liz Cheney *chose* this fate. She was not squeezed by circumstance or the vulgarities of politics or need for private gain."

Like hell she wasn't. She and her family have prospered for years in and from The Swamp. Trump et al are the existential threat to their access, control, and profit.

The only man to LOSE or forfeit money in a presidency is going to be lectured by these a**hole* whose mission in life is to make bank there?

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel Remembers Babbitt and Perna at August 16, 2022 06:42 PM (aXxgO)

96 Norway killed Freya the walrus. Wyoming is doing the same to Liz Cheney's career.

Posted by: huerfano at August 16, 2022 06:42 PM (dTFZY)

97 Ace seems to embed a fair number of clips with that chubby CNN gal. Seems like he might have a crush.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 16, 2022 06:43 PM (ppBhU)

98 Annie Leibovitz shares images of her glamor photoshoot with Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson for Vogue

https://tinyurl.com/yjmrsnhb

Posted by: redridinghood at August 16, 2022 06:43 PM (NpAcC)

99 Ben Domenech is on Baier's show.

He has really packed on the pounds.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 16, 2022 06:43 PM (ptqGC)

100 When you outlaw dick comments, only outlaws will have dick comments.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 16, 2022
+++++
The simple wisdom of the commenters here never ceases to amaze me.

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron! at August 16, 2022 06:43 PM (2sCft)

101 There must be a name for that feeling of that combination of frustration and disbelief mixed with a little dread that comes over you when you see someone with huge mountains of reality right in front of their face and they seem to be totally incapable of seeing it.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at August 16, 2022 06:42 PM (fs1hN)

Flummoxed?

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 16, 2022 06:43 PM (yHsuS)

102 Sorry. Meant "throw"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 16, 2022 06:43 PM (wvo9L)

103 @MeghanMcCain
Liz Cheney has guts, is an original and goes against the grain and MAGA kool aid drinking group think that's a cancer in GOP leadership.
She should be commended no matter what happens today.
If all you can be today is someone that bends the knee to MAGA - this party is a waste.

-
Don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at August 16, 2022 06:43 PM (FVME7)

104 >>>I'm so glad you posted Amy Curtis rant. I read it earlier and it covers everything I feel. It's perfect!
Posted by: redridinghood


It's a great rant, but not one person in the GOP will read it or understand it.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 16, 2022 06:44 PM (VWp7G)

105 Asa Hutchinson bears a striking resemblance to John Cornyn. How can we be sure they aren't the same guy?

Posted by: huerfano at August 16, 2022 06:44 PM (dTFZY)

106 She should be commended no matter what happens today.
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I thought strange cult-like worship of politicians was just for MAGAts. I'm sure that's what I was told. Nobody else does that.

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2022 06:44 PM (dscaa)

107 Seems like he might have a crush.

"The bigger the cushion, the sweeter the pushin' now that's what I say"
--Nigel Tufnel

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 06:44 PM (Ivdso)

108 Ana! I am the peanut butter. You are the jelly. Come, let us make a sandwich of love.

Posted by: Al Cardenas le Pew at August 16, 2022 06:44 PM (4I/2K)

109 Nice rants.

Seriously, WTF would it be like to live your life on twatter, imparting your wisdom on the unwashed masses - and not only be wrong 100% of the time, but be wrong less than 24 hours after your "opinion"?

Seriously, if I were Jonah I'd have hung it up years ago. Then again, I feel emotions like embarrassment and shame, because I have a fully functional brain and have to deal with what is known in common parlance as "reality" fairly often.

Jeebus Cripes on a Pogo Stick.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at August 16, 2022 06:45 PM (zB/T/)

110 14 Is Wyoming in Mountain Time?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) repeats himself at August 16, 2022 06:31 PM (yQpMk)

Yes.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at August 16, 2022 06:45 PM (OX9vb)

111 63 Any dick comments yet?

Posted by: Squid at August 16, 2022 06:37 PM


Quit being a dick.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS)


Stop dicking around.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 16, 2022 06:45 PM (e+yf1)

112 Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 16, 2022 06:43 PM (ptqGC)

I mean, when in Rome right?

Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at August 16, 2022 06:45 PM (YglAn)

113 Liz loses by 30 points. Could be 35. I want it to be 40. I’ll take 5.

Posted by: Squid at August 16, 2022 06:42 PM (MHrAQ)

I feel for Liz Cheney. Well, for her knees anyway.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 16, 2022 06:45 PM (yHsuS)

114 Asa Hutchinson bears a striking resemblance to John Cornyn. How can we be sure they aren't the same guy?
Posted by: huerfano at August 16, 2022 06:44 PM (dTFZY)



Walmart grows them in a laboratory.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 16, 2022 06:45 PM (yQpMk)

115 Kabuki.

Posted by: Eromero at August 16, 2022 06:45 PM (0OP+5)

116 Biden on vacation again ???

His health (Mental or physical) must be deteriorating rapidly and they do not know what to do because Harris is an idiot.....

Posted by: Ferd Berfall at August 16, 2022 06:45 PM (B/7uq)

117 110 14 Is Wyoming in Mountain Time?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) repeats himself at August 16, 2022 06:31 PM (yQpMk)

Yes.
Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at August 16, 2022 06:45 PM (OX9vb)

What year?

Posted by: Roy at August 16, 2022 06:45 PM (Ti+Tv)

118 Liz Chinney^s buffet buddy chimes in.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 16, 2022 06:45 PM (89T5c)

119 @bdomenech

If Liz was any good at raising money she'd still have a job.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 16, 2022 06:46 PM (ptqGC)

120 >>>Liz loses by 30 points. Could be 35. I want it to be 40. I’ll take 5.

Posted by: Squid


if she could only lost that many pounds...

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 16, 2022 06:46 PM (VWp7G)

121 Annie Leibovitz shares images of her glamor photoshoot with Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson for Vogue

https://tinyurl.com/yjmrsnhb
Posted by: redridinghood

That's glamour, huh? Guess I'll stick with down home.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at August 16, 2022 06:46 PM (FVME7)

122 hiya

Posted by: JT at August 16, 2022 06:46 PM (T4tVD)

123 I seem to have missed the birth of the Chuy meme.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 16, 2022 06:46 PM (RkC6l)

124 98 Annie Leibovitz shares images of her glamor photoshoot with Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson for Vogue

https://tinyurl.com/yjmrsnhb
______

Looks like Annie's magic has run out. But it was an impossible task, so she can take solace in that.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at August 16, 2022 06:46 PM (fs1hN)

125
Nice to see some other 'cruel' writers on our side. It's 1939 Germany and the clock is running out.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 16, 2022 06:46 PM (jE276)

126 It's a great rant, but not one person in the GOP will read it or understand it.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 16, 2022 06:44 PM (VWp7G)

Oh, a chunk of them could understand it. But it wouldn't change anything. They've chosen their sides and there's no take backs.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 16, 2022 06:46 PM (V6f9+)

127 Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 16, 2022 06:46 PM (ptqGC)

LOL No. Just know.

Imagine being this dumb.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at August 16, 2022 06:47 PM (YglAn)

128 To me, the biggest accomplishment of Trump was revealing all of this. I knew there were different wings of the GOP, but I never dreamed it really was a uNiParty conspiracy.

But I feel politically homeless because I don't think Trump is our savior. I think much of what transpired was these people just couldn't help themselves, over stepped, and dropped their masks. Trump was basically the bait.

Posted by: Blago at August 16, 2022 06:47 PM (PwNLq)

129 Beautiful evening out thar......

Posted by: JT at August 16, 2022 06:47 PM (T4tVD)

130 >>>Liz loses by 30 points. Could be 35. I want it to be 40. I’ll take 5.

Posted by: Squid


if she could only lost that many pounds...
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 16, 2022 06:46 PM (VWp7G)



I wish I had Cheney's Haagen-Dazs concession for the next few weeks.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 16, 2022 06:47 PM (yQpMk)

131 I seem to have missed the birth of the Chuy meme.

Couple days ago, just ACE mocking Robert Francis O'rourke's faux mex nickname he runs on trying to fool the masses.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 06:47 PM (Ivdso)

132 Wow, that's quite a rant. Spot on.

Posted by: jewells45 at August 16, 2022 06:48 PM (nxdel)

133 121 Annie Leibovitz shares images of her glamor photoshoot with Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson for Vogue

https://tinyurl.com/yjmrsnhb
Posted by: redridinghood

That's glamour, huh? Guess I'll stick with down home.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at August 16, 2022 06:46 PM (FVME7)

Hey. They did put lipstick on her.

Posted by: Roy at August 16, 2022 06:48 PM (Ti+Tv)

134 Annie Leibovitz shares images of her glamor photoshoot with Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson for Vogue

https://tinyurl.com/yjmrsnhb
Posted by: redridinghood at August 16, 2022 06:43 PM (NpAcC)

Glamour? They keep using that word. I do not think it means what they think it means.

Posted by: Inigo Montoya at August 16, 2022 06:48 PM (4I/2K)

135 33 Respectfully, Jeff B. is insufferable.

The blog is not worse for his departure, that is for sure.

Posted by: Moloch Garland at August 16, 2022 06:48 PM (Tc2CN)

136 MY HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF SUPPORTERS NATIONWIDE WILL AVENGE ME!

I AM GOING TO BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!

MY FIRST ACT AS PRESIDENT WILL BE TO TURN ALL OF WYOMING INTO A NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP!

(HIC!) (SOB!)

Posted by: Drunken Liz Cheney! at August 16, 2022 06:48 PM (I2/tG)

137 Wether you like Trump or don't I think it's indisputable that he has done the party and the country an enormous service by making people show who they really are. There's no more fence sitting or dancing around issues, you are either on one side or the other.

I have zero interest in ever reconciling with the other side. They have shown they are unprincipled liars who only care about power and money and having control over my life. And they think they are elite? Blow me.

Screw them.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 16, 2022 06:49 PM (ZLI7S)

138 Posted by: Moloch Garland at August 16, 2022 06:48 PM (Tc2CN)

I remember those days. I never cared for him or the other dude.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at August 16, 2022 06:49 PM (YglAn)

139 98 Annie Leibovitz shares images of her glamor photoshoot with Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson for Vogue

https://tinyurl.com/yjmrsnhb
Posted by: redridinghood at August 16, 2022 06:43 PM (NpAcC)
One commenter said 'the pictures brought tears to my eyes.' Me too.

Posted by: Eromero at August 16, 2022 06:49 PM (0OP+5)

140 Alaska has a primary today. Lisa Murkowski up for Senate bid against 18 challengers. Quirky Sarah Palin is running for a Congressional seat. Murkowski's father passed and in a very contested election she stole her seat with the help of Rethuglican reps that flew to Alaska to settle the count.. YEP

Posted by: Commentor What Bought a Shrit at August 16, 2022 06:49 PM (kkKmS)

141 Screw them.


and we're back to dicks.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 16, 2022 06:49 PM (yQpMk)

142 I have zero interest in ever reconciling with the other side. They have shown they are unprincipled liars who only care about power and money and having control over my life. And they think they are elite? Blow me.

Screw them.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 16, 2022 06:49 PM (ZLI7S)

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THIS 1,000+

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 16, 2022 06:49 PM (ptqGC)

143 How did Ana Navarro get her platform and income? It's not her looks, or gigantic Flintstones feet. I've never had the impression of intelligence or a quick wit and she's very crude.
How does that add up to money?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 16, 2022 06:50 PM (eGTCV)

144 JeffB? What next, a Malor sighting?

Posted by: Darth Randall at August 16, 2022 06:50 PM (/LoCq)

145 This all seems like arguing over who's berth is better on the Titanic.

Fuck, they'll all still be arguing who's the better conservative as the blindfolds are handed out.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 16, 2022 06:50 PM (mZ3xv)

146 Posted by: JackStraw at August 16, 2022 06:49 PM (ZLI7S)

Don't forget the rampant child sex trafficking.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at August 16, 2022 06:50 PM (YglAn)

147 I'M BIGGER THAN WYOMING!

I'M TOO GOOD FOR THESE RURAL HICK REDNECK LOSERS!

(HIC!) (SOB!)

Posted by: Drunken Liz Cheney! at August 16, 2022 06:51 PM (I2/tG)

148 Liz Cheney has guts, is an original and goes against the grain and MAGA kool aid drinking group think that's a cancer in GOP leadership.
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Seriously is there a more Against the Grain person in politics than Trump? Trump was specifically the anti-Koolaid candidate.

The first and only Third Party President of our lives. What about Lizard would even *approach* a third party sensibility? Nothing. She's straight up injected into the veins GOPe party line.

And so is Meggy Mac btw

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2022 06:51 PM (dscaa)

149 144 JeffB? What next, a Malor sighting?
Posted by: Darth Randall at August 16, 2022 06:50 PM (/LoCq)

Chuy declared this a dick-free zone...so I'm guessing not

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 16, 2022 06:51 PM (V6f9+)

150 Burl Ives was great in The Big Country, I liked old Rufus. I love the line "the next time Henry Terrell comes busting down Blanco Canyon, he's going to be the most surprised dead man you ever saw...."

Posted by: The guy that moves pianos for a living at August 16, 2022 06:51 PM (VntBo)

151 With the GOP as controlled opposition, the United States was a one-party totalitarian state a long, long time before Trump turned over the money changers' tables. The recent actions of the FBI are meant to convey there will be no dissent, no opposition, nothing that approximates democracy brooked.

But, again, within the span of three months we have seen the last Bush (P) and Cheney (Liz) thrown onto the ash heap of history. Is it too late? Probably. But it feels good. These types will remain embedded a long time, and they may be able to outlast the official elimination of actual political opposition, democracy and dissent in the United States.

The raid on Mar-A-Lago had far more to do with the recent defeats of controlled opposition Judas goats than with Trump. I will vote for him, or write him in if he is disqualified or murdered, because it represents a no-confidence vote in the United States government. And they realize it represents a no-confidence vote.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at August 16, 2022 06:51 PM (nMx88)

152 for all the ranting about how Trump lost us the Senate with his election comments during the run-off, we wouldn't have been in that position if the GOP hadn't chosen atrocious candidates in McSally and Loeffler. Both of those women were appointed by establishment-friendly governors, and both were McConnell's picks.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile
___

And what if the Senate nominees this year that Trump hand picked come up short while the rest of the country has a Red Tsunami? What then? What if Dr Oz loses?

I don't like either of the people you named, but they by like 1% in a bad year for Republicans.

Had either one of them run in 2022, they would have won big imo.

I dont really buy into the idea that there are closet uber-conservative voters that sit out elections (in this case they wouldn't even come out and vote for Trump?) but will show up now that a grassroot, Trump endorsed candidate is on the ballot.

Posted by: Blago at August 16, 2022 06:52 PM (PwNLq)

153 How did Ana Navarro get her platform and income? It's not her looks, or gigantic Flintstones feet. I've never had the impression of intelligence or a quick wit and she's very crude.
How does that add up to money?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 16, 2022 06:50 PM (eGTCV)

She started out on CNN as a "Republican consultant" and branched out to The View. She's still a regular on CNN, I suppose because all she does is bash Trump and conservatives.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 16, 2022 06:52 PM (ptqGC)

154 and we're back to dicks.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 16, 2022 06:49 PM

Did we ever really leave?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 16, 2022 06:52 PM (RkC6l)

155 Why lose just one state when I could lose all 50?

-Liz Cheney

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2022 06:52 PM (dscaa)

156 Check the misspelling
Biden administration plans to target men to push abortion rights
https://mol.im/a/11116135

Posted by: Ciampino - RRRRRR at August 16, 2022 06:52 PM (qfLjt)

157 Wait until you see the vote count snafu we have planned for later, anti-Americans!

Posted by: Little Dick Cheney at August 16, 2022 06:52 PM (Tc2CN)

158 I turned on the TV and Rick James is on the A-Team. What a trip.

Posted by: fd at August 16, 2022 06:53 PM (sn5EN)

159 This all seems like arguing over who's berth is better on the Titanic.

Fuck, they'll all still be arguing who's the better conservative as the blindfolds are handed out.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 16, 2022 06:50 PM (mZ3xv)

Just don't provoke the guards.

Posted by: GOPe cuck at August 16, 2022 06:53 PM (4I/2K)

160 have zero interest in ever reconciling with the other side. They have shown they are unprincipled liars who only care about power and money and having control over my life. And they think they are elite? Blow me.

Screw them.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 16, 2022 06:49 PM (ZLI7S)

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

THIS 1,000+
Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 16, 2022 06:49 PM (ptqGC)

Got to cut ties with your liberal acquaintances too unless you think they can be red pilled.

Posted by: polynikes at August 16, 2022 06:53 PM (RH1Zb)

161 Donald Trump is the most popular, most influential politician in the last 40 years.

He's changed things, there's no going back.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 16, 2022 06:53 PM (0wVCE)

162 Cheney--together with the remnants of the failed Weekly Standard--relatively quietly indulged in the Democrats' most absurd Russia conspiracy theories.

Such stupidity.
DC is it's own echo chamber.
And they love the sound of their own voices.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 16, 2022 06:53 PM (anj39)

163 Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at August 16, 2022 06:51 PM (nMx8

Worth repeating.

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2022 06:54 PM (dscaa)

164 >>> 125
Nice to see some other 'cruel' writers on our side. It's 1939 Germany and the clock is running out.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 16, 2022 06:46 PM (jE276)

Except this time the psychos want to kill 98% of everyone, and possibly a similar percent of domestic animals.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 16, 2022 06:54 PM (llON8)

165 Burl Ives was great in The Big Country

He did a great job, better than I expected. Horrible person, but well acted and fun to watch. Lots of complicated, unclear characters in that, Gregory Peck and the incredibly dull schoolmarm love interest being the least complex and interesting.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 06:54 PM (Ivdso)

166 I have zero interest in ever reconciling with the other side. They have shown they are unprincipled liars who only care about power and money and having control over my life. And they think they are elite? Blow me.
Posted by: JackStraw

Next time tell us how you really feel, Jack.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at August 16, 2022 06:54 PM (grhND)

167
I guess I'll have to wait up late tonight for Liz Cheney's concession speech. What's the equivalent of 6 pm eastern in mountain time?

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 16, 2022 06:54 PM (jE276)

168 This is what happens to your face when you're a sodomite and suck too much dick Asa.

https://tinyurl.com/ye7evmzb

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 16, 2022 06:54 PM (m7R0k)

169 I hate Asa Hutchinson. Also Tom Cotton, French Hill, John Boozman. GOPe hacks all.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 16, 2022 06:54 PM (QSjkU)

170 I have zero interest in ever reconciling with the other side. They have shown they are unprincipled liars who only care about power and money and having control over my life. And they think they are elite? Blow me.

Screw them.

Posted by: JackStraw

Israel Suggests America Pursue A Two State Solution

-
From the Bee.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at August 16, 2022 06:54 PM (FVME7)

171 Just don't provoke the guards.
Posted by: GOPe cuck at August 16, 2022 06:53 PM (4I/2K)


The old, 'yeah, but I'll be killed last' approach. Tried and true.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 16, 2022 06:54 PM (mZ3xv)

172 have zero interest in ever reconciling with the other side. They have shown they are unprincipled liars who only care about power and money and having control over my life. And they think they are elite? Blow me.

Screw them.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 16, 2022 06:49 PM (ZLI7S)

With you, brother. Now which party are you referring to again?

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2022 06:54 PM (dscaa)

173 >>>Oh, a chunk of them could understand it. But it wouldn't change anything. They've chosen their sides and there's no take backs.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards


Correct.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 16, 2022 06:55 PM (bkUtD)

174 I like Mollie Hemingway. She speaks the truth more than most.

Posted by: E. A. Blair at August 16, 2022 06:56 PM (Z2guG)

175 >>>I have zero interest in ever reconciling with the other side. They have shown they are unprincipled liars who only care about power and money and having control over my life. And they think they are elite? Blow me.

Screw them.

Agreed 100%.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 16, 2022 06:56 PM (bkUtD)

176 Tom Cottons head looks like a lightbulb. Too bad it's a very dim bulb.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 16, 2022 06:56 PM (m7R0k)

177 maybe folks are honor bound to not scour the bottom of legal barrel to try to find a crime to charge their political enemies with anything, just get them...while at the same time promoting illegal immigration, riots, selling out America to China and Ukraine, and oh let's see...profitting off of inside knowledge from congressional laws being considered

Posted by: Doctor sockamster-Doom Speaker-EdD Intersectional Dynamics at August 16, 2022 06:56 PM (OuH7W)

178 I have zero interest in ever reconciling with the other side. They have shown they are unprincipled liars who only care about power and money and having control over my life. And they think they are elite? Blow me.

Screw them.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 16, 2022 06:49 PM (ZLI7S)

With you, brother. Now which party are you referring to again?
Posted by: ... at August 16, 2022 06:54 PM (dscaa)

I think he's referring to my ex-wife.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 16, 2022 06:56 PM (4I/2K)

179 Liz Cheney will spend the rest of her life getting fat(ter) at the DC trough like all the other Republican grifters including, but not limited to, Boehner and the wrestling coach.

Posted by: mr tmz at August 16, 2022 06:56 PM (rJ48h)

180 "Israel Suggests America Pursue A Two State Solution
-
From the Bee.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks"


Ok. Texas and what?

Posted by: fd at August 16, 2022 06:56 PM (sn5EN)

181 Why lose just one state when I could lose all 50?

-Liz Cheney


Hey! That's my turf!

First I lost 49 states running for President, and then I lost a Senate election in Minnesota!

Posted by: Zombie Walter Mondale! at August 16, 2022 06:57 PM (I2/tG)

182 BREAKING REPORT: Justice Department Officials ADMIT 'IMPROPER CONDUCT' BY FBI AGENTS During Trump Raid at Mar-a-Lago

No further info. They’ve screwed the pooch with the raid.

Posted by: Squid at August 16, 2022 06:57 PM (MHrAQ)

183 I'm fairly confident Ana didn't sleep her way to the top.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 16, 2022 06:57 PM (eGTCV)

184 The odd thing is that they keep talking about how Trump is so polarizing, but there are a host of people who don't care really, a batch that like him okay and appreciate what he's accomplished, and few who worship him.

The other side is 100% total ORANGE MAN MUST DIE, there's no range of ideas or beliefs, no shades of complexity. Its all or nothing for them. That seems psychologically and historically significant.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 06:57 PM (Ivdso)

185 Posted by: Squid at August 16, 2022 06:57 PM (MHrAQ)


Link?

Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at August 16, 2022 06:57 PM (YglAn)

186 I am big. It's the states' borders that got small!

Posted by: Rep. Norma Cheney at August 16, 2022 06:57 PM (yikp0)

187 I have zero interest in ever reconciling with the other side. They have shown they are unprincipled liars who only care about power and money and having control over my life. And they think they are elite? Blow me.
Posted by: JackStraw

Yeah, I worked for 45 years to be able to retire in comfort. Problem is I based that on my investments AND a reasonable rate of inflation.

With 15% real inflation... and a 10% hit on my investments... that's 25% of what I saved my whole damn working life gone...

And I can lay it at THEIR feet. THEIR policies caused this... Well... just so happens I'm alone now... Son is out of State... don't give a damn what the rest of the family thinks... so... Politeness is done.

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 16, 2022 06:58 PM (oHd/0)

188 Remember when the blog called me WarCock? Yeah, good times. i think that was a Jeff B innovation

Posted by: Little Dick Cheney at August 16, 2022 06:58 PM (Tc2CN)

189 Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 16, 2022 06:57 PM (eGTCV)

Let's be real.

She's too fat to ever be on top.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at August 16, 2022 06:58 PM (YglAn)

190 First I lost 49 states running for President, and then I lost a Senate election in Minnesota!
Posted by: Zombie Walter Mondale


"And we threw that big rally/funeral party for him and everything!"
--Dems

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 06:58 PM (Ivdso)

191 Ok, I asked who was Amy Curtis and should I care? I still don't know who she is, but that was a righteous rant and every word was the burning truth.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 16, 2022 06:58 PM (sVtYq)

192 179 Liz Cheney will spend the rest of her life getting fat(ter) at the DC trough like all the other Republican grifters including, but not limited to, Boehner and the wrestling coach.
Posted by: mr tmz


Glad you didn't mention me.

Posted by: Trent Lott at August 16, 2022 06:58 PM (m7R0k)

193 Did Jeff B. really say honor with a straight face? That wasn't ironic?

I mean, I knew he was a jagoff, but wow.

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at August 16, 2022 06:58 PM (QYPq3)

194 I have zero interest in ever reconciling with the other side. They have shown they are unprincipled liars who only care about power and money and having control over my life. And they think they are elite? Blow me.

Screw them.

Agreed 100%.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 16, 2022 06:56 PM (bkUtD)
***

Agree.
I've been places where the most honest people in the room were the commies. At.least.theynwere up front about how they were going to screw us. I'd call bullshit and we got on well.afterwards, laughing at the rubes.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 16, 2022 06:58 PM (anj39)

195 Ben Domenech telling us he worked with Dick Cheney and has enormous respect for him, and wishes Liz could have stayed in her position.

Okay, son-in-law of the Maverick. Whatever keeps you in Budweiser and $$$$$ for life.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 16, 2022 06:58 PM (ptqGC)

196 Liz Cheney will be despised by both parties. She is done in politics. Nobody trusts a traitor.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 16, 2022 06:58 PM (QSjkU)

197 Israel Suggests America Pursue A Two State Solution

-
From the Bee.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at August 16, 2022 06:54 PM (FVME7)


That's got a nice Russian Revolution vibe to it. Proletariat and the Duma sharing power until they don't.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 16, 2022 06:58 PM (mZ3xv)

198


Peel 'em and wring 'em!

Posted by: Sinep Nam at August 16, 2022 06:59 PM (ZS6b7)

199 there is something that does not meet the eye in Liz's hate for Trump

she knows what it is and hasn't got a damn thing to do with the constitution

she's too damn weak to admit what it is, so she hides behind this ruse

it is a story as old as time

Posted by: REDACTED at August 16, 2022 06:59 PM (us2H3)

200 DOJ Admits FBI Over-Collected Trump Docs, Will Give Back Passports and Privileged Docs in the 'Next Two Weeks'

In my sock.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 16, 2022 06:59 PM (yikp0)

201 From the Caspar Star Tribune, reporting exceptional turnout for the primary —

Many voters said they came specifically to vote Liz Cheney out of office.

Send Miss Piggy to the bacon factory!

Posted by: Squid at August 16, 2022 06:59 PM (MHrAQ)

202 Got to cut ties with your liberal acquaintances too unless you think they can be red pilled.
Posted by: polynikes at August 16, 2022 06:53 PM (RH1Zb)


That's why I don't get pissed at people who finally "get it". Yeah, they fucked up and helped get us here. We need all the allies we can get.

But the others?

When they finally go down, and reach out their hand with a smile on their face and reconciliation in their heart, there's really only one thing to do.

Slap their hand away, and start kicking them in the kidneys and face until they're spitting up blood and teeth. Then, and only then, don't stop. Their mothers should weep when identifying the corpse.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at August 16, 2022 07:00 PM (zB/T/)

203 Let's be real.

She's too fat to ever be on top.
Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at August 16, 2022 06:58 PM (YglAn)

Big Girls Ride!
If he dies, he dies.

Posted by: T-Shirt sayings in 3XL to 15XL at August 16, 2022 07:00 PM (4I/2K)

204 182 BREAKING REPORT: Justice Department Officials ADMIT 'IMPROPER CONDUCT' BY FBI AGENTS During Trump Raid at Mar-a-Lago

No further info. They’ve screwed the pooch with the raid.
Posted by: Squid at August 16, 2022 06:57 PM (MHrAQ)


Yeah, it didn't pass the smell test. Sniff. Sniff.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 16, 2022 07:00 PM (mZ3xv)

205 Liz Cheney will be despised by both parties. She is done in politics. Nobody trusts a traitor.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 16, 2022 06:58 PM (QSjkU)

And Adam Kinzinger is despised by Liz.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 16, 2022 07:00 PM (eGTCV)

206 THE FBI AND IRS RAIDS IN WYOMING START TOMORROW!

TETON COUNTY EXEMPTED!

YOU WILL PAY, MFERS!

HOW YOU WILL PAY!

(HIC!) (SOB!)

Posted by: Drunken Liz Cheney! at August 16, 2022 07:00 PM (I2/tG)

207 >>With you, brother. Now which party are you referring to again?

The Republican party is just a means to an end. I'm not really interested in the party other than what it can do to promote my interests.

The people here and those like us is my real party.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 16, 2022 07:00 PM (ZLI7S)

208 Make no mistake: Liz Cheney *chose* this fate. She was not squeezed by circumstance or the vulgarities of politics or need for private gain.
---------

Oh yeah, she's basically Jesus.

She's fightin' for you.

Delusional twat dumbshit faggot dumbfuck.

Honestly how does this douchefunnel manage to get his shoes on in the morning?

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2022 07:01 PM (dscaa)

209 I expect to hear Wyoming called not long after polls close tonight.

For Alaska and Murky, maybe next week at the earliest?

Posted by: Chuck Martel at August 16, 2022 07:01 PM (fs1hN)

210 "Israel Suggests America Pursue A Two State Solution
-
From the Bee.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks"


Ok. Texas and what?
Posted by: fd
_______________

I asked this last night, but isn't the Texas secession proposition officially part of the state GOP platform now? Something about getting on the ballot in 2023? I know I read that recently.

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at August 16, 2022 07:01 PM (es0Dj)

211 Posted by: Romeo13 at August 16, 2022 06:58 PM (oHd/0)

I'm sorry man.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at August 16, 2022 07:01 PM (YglAn)

212 I have zero interest in ever reconciling with the other side. They have shown they are unprincipled liars who only care about power and money and having control over my life. And they think they are elite? Blow me.

Screw them.

Posted by: JackStraw

--

I've thought this for a very long time. These are very bad people. And they are wrecking and ruining everything I cherish and hold dear about my country. They are mean, evil, nasty, ugly, unprincipled, deceitful, stupid liars. I have no compassion for them. No brotherly love. I don't love totalitarian communists. I want them vanquished.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 16, 2022 07:01 PM (sVtYq)

213 For Alaska and Murky, maybe next week at the earliest?

Printers move slower up north in the cold, takes time to get all those ballots done

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 07:01 PM (Ivdso)

214 Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 16, 2022 07:00 PM (mZ3xv)

They've been twitchy about the private camera surveillance footage. Eric Trump said he planned to release it. You know the arrogant, vicious cocksuckers put on quite the show.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at August 16, 2022 07:02 PM (nMx88)

215 The actions of Romney, Cheney, et al make perfect sense when you think of them not as men of principle, but of actors playing a part.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 16, 2022 07:02 PM (2FeAz)

216 DONALD TRUMP JUST WANTS TO DATE ME!

(HIC!) (SOB!)

Posted by: Drunken Liz Cheney! at August 16, 2022 07:02 PM (I2/tG)

217 bdomenech

If Liz was any good at raising money she'd still have a job.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 16, 2022 06:46 PM (ptqGC)
******
I don't get this tweet from Ben.

Liz raised 10x more money than Harriet Hageman and 7 million of it is still unspent.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 16, 2022 07:02 PM (NpAcC)

218 JeffB could have kept his mouth shut and only be thought a fool, instead he chose to open his mouth and remove all doubt.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 16, 2022 07:02 PM (QSjkU)

219 Say, why is it that all these very smart people with the very best ideas of what the Republican Party should do and be are not running for office?

Anywhere, at any level?

Show us how it's done. Rack up the wins. Put your Big Brain in the game.

Cause right now, the score is something like 160 to 8 for Team MAGA over Team GOPe.
Team GOPe needs your mad baller skillz, bro!

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 16, 2022 07:02 PM (Zf0+a)

220 196 Liz Cheney will be despised by both parties. She is done in politics. Nobody trusts a traitor.

It pays damn well, actually

Posted by: Mikey Steele, GOP Chair & CNN Pro at August 16, 2022 07:02 PM (Tc2CN)

221 Yeah, I worked for 45 years to be able to retire in comfort. Problem is I based that on my investments AND a reasonable rate of inflation.

With 15% real inflation... and a 10% hit on my investments... that's 25% of what I saved my whole damn working life gone...

And I can lay it at THEIR feet. THEIR policies caused this... Well... just so happens I'm alone now... Son is out of State... don't give a damn what the rest of the family thinks... so... Politeness is done.
Posted by: Romeo13
___

Inflation is just so dangerous, especially for retirees.

You have a few years of double digit inflation and half your net worth is just gone. Like working for 15 years, just down the drain.

There really should be a revolution happening right now, but I think too many are on the dole and just want their piece of the stimulus action.

Posted by: Blago at August 16, 2022 07:03 PM (PwNLq)

222 Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 16, 2022 06:59 PM (yikp0)

#twoweeksallfuckingoveragain

Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at August 16, 2022 07:03 PM (YglAn)

223 One of the biggest mistakes of the founding fathers was not including a standard mechanism for a state leaving the union. No doubt they thought it was not necessary, since states were considered sovereign and the probably figured a state could leave whenever they wished but would find it more beneficial to stay in the union.

I'm not as well read on the Federalist and anti-Federalist papers maybe something about the topic is in there.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 07:03 PM (Ivdso)

224 so what makes these never trump cucks "republican" or "conservative"?

I guess just being polite and dressing like a farmer on his first day in the big city.

Posted by: Doctor sockamster-Doom Speaker-EdD Intersectional Dynamics at August 16, 2022 07:03 PM (OuH7W)

225 I dont really buy into the idea that there are closet uber-conservative voters that sit out elections (in this case they wouldn't even come out and vote for Trump?) but will show up now that a grassroot, Trump endorsed candidate is on the ballot.

Posted by: Blago
------------------------
it is not uber conservatives but populists. Conservatism as a philosophy for endless wars, open borders, luv them some corporate tax cuts, and surrender to liberals on social issues is DEAD and so are candidates that push that.

The corporate types are pushed by McConnell and GOPe establishment candidates because they get Chamber of Commerce and wealthy donor funding. That can be blown on stupid tv ads, craptastic mailers, endless robocalls, and braindead social media campaigns that make campaign consultants a fortune. In office, these candidates promptly shit on their constituencies in favor of whatever Dems and their big donors want.

That is what killed your type of candidate--they are disingenuous to their voters and exist only to assist Dems by growing in office while the country gets more broken. The only thing these GOP help is themselves to the trough.

Posted by: whig at August 16, 2022 07:03 PM (CXr4y)

226 Link?

Andy Canuck has it in his sock @ 6:59.

Posted by: Squid at August 16, 2022 07:03 PM (MHrAQ)

227 Well, 8% inflation is obviously the same as 0% inflation because "8" is just like two little zeroes written one on top of the other. So zero, duh.

Posted by: die Bananenrepublik at August 16, 2022 07:03 PM (aoFfE)

228 Wait.

I have a dick.

Am I allowed to comment?

Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2022 07:03 PM (OaZlZ)

229 No person of principle can stand with demented Nazi Pelosi.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 16, 2022 07:04 PM (eGTCV)

230 They should call the Northern state Brattleboro. Texas or Brattleboro. Take your pick.

Posted by: fd at August 16, 2022 07:04 PM (sn5EN)

231 What she did was embarrass the hell out of Wyoming. Thus the reckoning.

Posted by: kraken at August 16, 2022 07:04 PM (Vr12I)

232 63 Any dick comments yet?
Posted by: Squid at August 16, 2022 06:37 PM

Quit being a dick.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS)

Stop dicking around.
Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 16, 2022 06:45 PM (e+yf1)
........

Dorks.

Posted by: wth at August 16, 2022 07:05 PM (v0R5T)

233 I'd appreciate this topic more, if it had a penis.

Posted by: Hypothetical Liz Warren Voter at August 16, 2022 07:05 PM (OaZlZ)

234 i posted this earlier but no one commented so it was probably missed.
Talk about entitled. This is Alaskan Royalty and the seat belongs to the family.
Hidden video reveals Murkowski's campaign pushed ranked-choice voting - (Project Veritas)
https://mol.im/a/11113241

Posted by: Ciampino - RRRRRR at August 16, 2022 07:05 PM (qfLjt)

235 from the last dead dick thread:
484 Alaska has a primary today. Lisa Murkowski up for Senate bid against 18 challengers. Sarah Palin running for a congressional seat. Murkowski's father passed and in a very contested election she stole her seat with the help of Rethuglican reps that flew to Alaska to settle the count.. YEP
Posted by: Commentor What B

//

so that explains that. The deepstate swamp dug up 17 challengers to dilute the non-Murk vote. I hope trump at some point gets involved. Murk's scalp, I thought, was going to be his prize pelt.

Posted by: Doctor sockamster-Doom Speaker-EdD Intersectional Dynamics at August 16, 2022 07:05 PM (OuH7W)

236 "I have a dick.
Am I allowed to comment?
Posted by: Axeman"

Dick privilege!

Posted by: fd at August 16, 2022 07:05 PM (sn5EN)

237 Liz Cheney will have a great career on YouPron starring in
Chubby GILF in three and foursomes.

The girl has got to eat...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 16, 2022 07:05 PM (R/m4+)

238 BREAKING REPORT: Justice Department Officials ADMIT 'IMPROPER CONDUCT' BY FBI AGENTS During Trump Raid at Mar-a-Lago

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It's treason to notice!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at August 16, 2022 07:05 PM (FVME7)

239 Liz Cheney’s Net Worth Ballooned along with her azz as Much as 600 Percent During Her Time in Office

https://tinyurl.com/53u644fc

Posted by: Commentor What Bought a Shrit at August 16, 2022 07:06 PM (kkKmS)

240 One of the biggest mistakes of the founding fathers was not including a standard mechanism for a state leaving the union. No doubt they thought it was not necessary, since states were considered sovereign and the probably figured a state could leave whenever they wished but would find it more beneficial to stay in the union.

I'm not as well read on the Federalist and anti-Federalist papers maybe something about the topic is in there.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
____________________

But Texas didn't join like any other state did. It was a sovereign nation. Should count for something.

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at August 16, 2022 07:06 PM (es0Dj)

241 Wyoming voting that foolish woman out of office will clean the slate nicely. Its hard to think ill of Wyoming.

In times past it was assumed that honor was a strictly masculine trait and that women could have no honor. This was partly due to sexist stupidity, partly due to honor being so closely related to combat and feats at arms, and partly due to the idea that someone as changable and emotionally driven as an average woman could not really be consistent and honorable.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 07:06 PM (Ivdso)

242 boobs will dominate any comment thread

Posted by: Draki at August 16, 2022 07:06 PM (f5YF0)

243 Miss a post, miss a lot I guess. What did you reprobates do now???

Posted by: kraken at August 16, 2022 07:07 PM (Vr12I)

244 Is Wyoming in Mountain Time?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) repeats himself at August 16, 2022 06:31 PM (yQpMk)
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Yes.
Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at August 16, 2022 06:45 PM (OX9vb)
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What year?
Posted by: Roy

is this now?
- Bernard, Westworld Host

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (MrZQl) - at August 16, 2022 07:07 PM (MrZQl)

245 Mark me down as pro-boob

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 07:07 PM (Ivdso)

246 Liz Cheney’s Net Worth Ballooned along with her azz as Much as 600 Percent During Her Time in Office
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But I'm guessing her assets can still fit in Wyoming.

Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2022 07:07 PM (OaZlZ)

247 I don't get this tweet from Ben.

Liz raised 10x more money than Harriet Hageman and 7 million of it is still unspent.
Posted by: redridinghood at August 16, 2022 07:02 PM (NpAcC)

Means she can use it in the general to mess with the R candidate, or pretend to run and launder the money into her pockets.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 16, 2022 07:08 PM (eoQWY)

248 Election victory after election victory Republicans would always tell us why they couldnt actually pass any of the policies that they promised they would pass if we would vote for them. And election after election I fell for it and believed them. I will be forever grateful to Trump for exposing these charlatans for who they are and opening my eyes to the fact that I have been a complete fool for most of my life (only Reagan was worthy). Just looking back on the W. Bush years...what a waste! Not only did the Republicans squander 8 years but Bush himself proved that he had nothing but disdain for his base. Every chance he got he scolded us for wanting to harass or kill Muslims like that was inherent in our nature. In retrospect - which Trump has made evident - Bush was the worst of the worst in the "conservative" camp grifting as a good guy for votes.

Posted by: JT Smith at August 16, 2022 07:08 PM (frfx6)

249 Liz Cheney will be given a do-nothing position in daddy's Haliburton, until old Dick(oops), until daddy dies. Then Haliburton will dump her and she'll retire with her trust fund.

Posted by: davidt at August 16, 2022 07:08 PM (oTZbj)

250

Isn't it awfully nice to have a penis?
Isn't it frightfully good to have a dong?
It's swell to have a stiffy,
It's devine to own a dick.
From the tiniest little tadger
To the world's biggest prick!

Posted by: Sinep Nam at August 16, 2022 07:08 PM (ZS6b7)

251 247 Liz Cheney’s Net Worth Ballooned along with her azz as Much as 600 Percent During Her Time in Office
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But I'm guessing her assets can still fit in Wyoming.
Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2022 07:07 PM (OaZlZ)

Well it IS Big Country.

Posted by: kraken at August 16, 2022 07:08 PM (Vr12I)

252 This JeffB guy is kind of a, um, wiener.

Posted by: fd at August 16, 2022 06:31 PM (sn5EN)


This ain't his first chicken rodeo.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 16, 2022 07:09 PM (JOtiF)

253 Yea, Sid's back with his drivel.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at August 16, 2022 07:09 PM (grhND)

254 246 Mark me down as pro-boob

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 07:07 PM (Ivdso


*makes check mark*

Christopher R Taylor likes the knockers.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 16, 2022 07:09 PM (mZ3xv)

255 > Liz Cheney will have a great career on YouPron starring in
Chubby GILF in three and foursomes.

The girl has got to eat...



phrasing

Posted by: mr tmz at August 16, 2022 07:09 PM (rJ48h)

256 Miss a post, miss a lot I guess. What did you reprobates do now???

Posted by: kraken at August 16, 2022 07:07 PM (Vr12I)

Gave one too many tips apparently.

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2022 07:09 PM (dscaa)

257 I explain "Chuy" in the sidebar.

Posted by: Chuy at August 16, 2022 07:09 PM (B3oWe)

258 it is not uber conservatives but populists. Conservatism as a philosophy for endless wars, open borders, luv them some corporate tax cuts, and surrender to liberals on social issues is DEAD and so are candidates that push that.
Posted by: whig

____

I guess we'll have the perfect experiment and see? With the added tail wind that GOP candidates will generically win big in 2022. The Senate contest in AZ is a good example, Blake Masters is a terrible candidate and I predict he'll lose by a bigger margin than Martha McSally did.

Again, I don't buy this theory that someone that shows up to vote Trump, but then votes Democrat or leaves the ballot blank on other candidates. It's a conservative urban legend.

Posted by: Blago at August 16, 2022 07:09 PM (PwNLq)

259 Yeah, I worked for 45 years to be able to retire in comfort. Problem is I based that on my investments AND a reasonable rate of inflation.

With 15% real inflation... and a 10% hit on my investments... that's 25% of what I saved my whole damn working life gone...

And I can lay it at THEIR feet. THEIR policies caused this... Well... just so happens I'm alone now... Son is out of State... don't give a damn what the rest of the family thinks... so... Politeness is done.

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 16, 2022 06:58 PM


Two years of this crap is seriously going to impact our lifestyle going into our 70s just when we need it most. Couple our 401k losses with the lame cost of living increase we see in our social security and Navy pensions and we are losing ground every month. Not to mention our savings account is hemorrhaging money every month to inflation.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 16, 2022 07:10 PM (bVYXr)

260 JeffB- that rings a bell for some reason. Used to hang around here?

Posted by: kraken at August 16, 2022 07:10 PM (Vr12I)

261 Chuy O'Spades

Sounds like a Mexican Pirate.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 16, 2022 07:10 PM (mZ3xv)

262 "@ananavarro

How I wish there was a principled Republican like @Liz_Cheney, who puts country above partisanship that I could vote for in Florida."
----

How bout Daniel Ortega?

Posted by: Javems at August 16, 2022 07:11 PM (AmoqO)

263 Samuel Bickett @SamuelBickett
American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (@AmChamHK) & Facebook (@Meta) are hosting a bunch of pro-CCP propagandists to "celebrate" Hong Kong's subjugation to China.

We need serious government regulation of US companies operating in China. They won't respond to anything less.

https://twitter.com/SamuelBickett/status/
1559589416800337921

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 16, 2022 07:11 PM (yikp0)

264 Means she can use it in the general to mess with the R candidate, or pretend to run and launder the money into her pockets.
Posted by: Oldcat
___

Some relatives will be "consultants" and soak up much of it. Oh well, we know it's liberal money.

Its amazing how much more money liberals are willing to throw around vs conservatives.

Posted by: Blago at August 16, 2022 07:11 PM (PwNLq)

265 >>>I explain "Chuy" in the sidebar.

Posted by: Chuy at August 16, 2022 07:09 PM (B3oWe)

I thought it was a subtle reference to wanting to be a "tall" ewok... AKA a Wookiee

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at August 16, 2022 07:11 PM (QYPq3)

266 When it comes down to it, Cheney and McCain are simply little girls acting out over remarks someone made about their daddy.

Cheney flipped on Trump because he pointed out there was never a war she or her father would pass up which she proved with her constant drumbeat over war with Syria, then Russia over Ukraine, and I'm sure there are at least half a dozen I have left out.

McCain went off when Trump made his comment that McCain was constantly called a hero, but in his opinion, hero s do not get shot down. And since she has little ability to get past her father's death to see what Trump actually did for the country, she can't let it go. She has made it her life's work to demonize Trump over a nasty political remark.

They are both immature little brats who shouldn't have any kind of a platform because their childish emotional states.

Cheney' has single mindedly destroyed her family's political legacy and memory with her mentally ill need to get the great white whale.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 16, 2022 07:11 PM (U4yaZ)

267 215 The actions of Romney, Cheney, et al make perfect sense when you think of them not as men of principle, but of actors playing a part.

Posted by: 29Victor
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In the case of Cheney, he made a lot of money after joining the Bush I administration and opening the door for Newt to eventually gain control. Cheney as was Rumsfeld, his mentor, was an old fashioned Dewey, Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford liberal Northern Republican just as that type was running out of gas intellectually. That type favored a strong national defense but to get support for that as a minority party in Congress, they acceded to all sorts of liberal positions favored by the Dems because defeating the Commies was more important to them. Same as their embrace of global corporatism because that were the major class of Republican donors who wanted their tax breaks from high marginal rates. Reagan destroyed that, the GOP gained southwards as conservatism deepened and the traditional GOP began to lose influence. The fall of Soviet Union and the Gulf War sealed it.

Posted by: whig at August 16, 2022 07:11 PM (CXr4y)

268 Chewy Spades sounds like a character in "Shaft"

Posted by: REDACTED at August 16, 2022 07:12 PM (us2H3)

269 Can we still call him ace - or has he transitioned??

Posted by: kraken at August 16, 2022 07:12 PM (Vr12I)

270 JeffB could have kept his mouth shut and only be thought a fool, instead he chose to open his mouth and remove all doubt.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 16, 2022 07:02 PM (QSjkU)

He saw a dick and couldn't resist.

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2022 07:12 PM (dscaa)

271 121 Annie Leibovitz shares images of her glamor photoshoot with Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson for Vogue

https://tinyurl.com/yjmrsnhb
Posted by: redridinghood

That's glamour, huh? Guess I'll stick with down home.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at August 16, 2022 06:46 PM (FVME7)


You want glamour? Wait for my glamorous photos of Liz Cheney wearing the hottest dresses from the world's top designers! In next month's Vogue! You'll be stunned!

Posted by: Annie Leibovitz at August 16, 2022 07:12 PM (AMIL/)

272 I have no retirement. I have to write up until the day I die and hope like hell my stuff starts selling a lot better. Inflation might be eating away your retirement funds but its just gonna up and kill freelancers and jobbers under a bridge somewhere.

Especially when the FBI goes after us for getting paid cash. Just wait til they pile in on all those waitresses who aren't reporting all of their tips.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 07:12 PM (Ivdso)

273 >>>JeffB- that rings a bell for some reason. Used to hang around here?

Posted by: kraken at August 16, 2022 07:10 PM (Vr12I)

He liked to be tied up and kicked around, a lot.

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at August 16, 2022 07:12 PM (QYPq3)

274 ...
is this now?
- Bernard, Westworld Host
Posted by: BifBewalski @ (MrZQl) - at August 16, 2022 07:07 PM (MrZQl)


Soon!

Posted by: Colonel Sanders at August 16, 2022 07:12 PM (AiZBA)

275 For 20 years they told us to "hold your nose and vote" for these elitist, spineless candidates. But when we nominate Trump, these same people - the responsible, GOP4EVER, "better him than a Democrat" adults in the room - whine like spoiled punk kids, take their ball and go home.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 16, 2022 07:12 PM (2FeAz)

276 explain "Chuy" in the sidebar.
Posted by: Chuy at August 16, 2022 07:09 PM (B3oWe)
---
Yo quiero Taco Bell.

Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2022 07:13 PM (OaZlZ)

277 One of the biggest mistakes of the founding fathers was not including a standard mechanism for a state leaving the union. No doubt they thought it was not necessary, since states were considered sovereign and the probably figured a state could leave whenever they wished but would find it more beneficial to stay in the union.

I'm not as well read on the Federalist and anti-Federalist papers maybe something about the topic is in there.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

Rather, they thought it would never happen. The CSA to be states did a lot of scrabbling around for justifications of why secession was legal as well as good and proper. They didn't do a convincing job.

In the Revolution, we just tossed King George away and didn't look back, we hardly bothered trying to find some dusty old citation in a lawbook that said it was OK. We were ceasing to care what England thought on the matter.

This repeated need for the CSA to be the inheritor of the US tradition is the biggest clue that they hadn't really made a nation of themselves.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 16, 2022 07:13 PM (eoQWY)

278 For 20 years they told us to "hold your nose and vote" for these elitist, spineless candidates. But when we nominate Trump, these same people - the responsible, GOP4EVER, "better him than a Democrat" adults in the room - whine like spoiled punk kids, take their ball and go home.
Posted by: 29Victor at August 16, 2022 07:12 PM (2FeAz)

They don't have a ball.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 16, 2022 07:13 PM (eoQWY)

279 And so is Meggy Mac btw

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2022 06:51 PM (dscaa)

Diabetes is a helluva a drug.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 16, 2022 07:13 PM (yHsuS)

280 273 >>>JeffB- that rings a bell for some reason. Used to hang around here?

Posted by: kraken at August 16, 2022 07:10 PM (Vr12I)

He liked to be tied up and kicked around, a lot.
Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at August 16, 2022 07:12 PM (QYPq3)

Used to put rubber bands on his balls?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 16, 2022 07:14 PM (mZ3xv)

281 That's Chemjeff.
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at August 16, 2022 06:37 PM (ZSK0i)

Opps yes sorry. Did not even make sense as I was typing it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 16, 2022 07:14 PM (xDh35)

282 I love Mollie in just about every way.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 16, 2022 07:14 PM (ufFY8)

283 Posted by: Jen the original at August 16, 2022 07:11 PM (U4yaZ)

I don't give them the satisfaction of believing their lie that's its "personal". That is, after all, the big lefty deception about Trump. It's purely political.

Want confirmation, watch what they do with the *next* Danger to the Republic MAGAt. If there ever is one.

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2022 07:14 PM (dscaa)

284 In the case of Cheney, he made a lot of money after joining the Bush I administration and opening the door for Newt to eventually gain control. Cheney as was Rumsfeld, his mentor, was an old fashioned Dewey, Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford liberal Northern Republican just as that type was running out of gas intellectually. That type favored a strong national defense but to get support for that as a minority party in Congress, they acceded to all sorts of liberal positions favored by the Dems because defeating the Commies was more important to them. Same as their embrace of global corporatism because that were the major class of Republican donors who wanted their tax breaks from high marginal rates. Reagan destroyed that, the GOP gained southwards as conservatism deepened and the traditional GOP began to lose influence. The fall of Soviet Union and the Gulf War sealed it.
Posted by: whig at August 16, 2022 07:11 PM (CXr4y)

Very nice. Thank you

Posted by: Commentor What Bought a Shrit at August 16, 2022 07:14 PM (kkKmS)

285 259
Again, I don't buy this theory that someone that shows up to vote Trump, but then votes Democrat or leaves the ballot blank on other candidates. It's a conservative urban legend.

You need to get around a little more. I don't know anyone as apparently loyal to the old GOPE brand as you seem to be

Posted by: Mikey Steele, GOP Chair & CNN Pro at August 16, 2022 07:15 PM (Tc2CN)

286 I will vote for him, or write him in if he is disqualified or murdered, because it represents a no-confidence vote in the United States government. And they realize it represents a no-confidence vote.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at August 16, 2022 06:51 PM (nMx8

They stole the POTUS and likely other seats. They know. And they know we know.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 16, 2022 07:15 PM (yHsuS)

287 This repeated need for the CSA to be the inheritor of the US tradition is the biggest clue that they hadn't really made a nation of themselves.

I highly suspect that, had the north just said "OK you can go" that the south would have torn its self to pieces in ridiculous infighting and ended up a series of small poverty states on the US border, maybe some joining up into the USA again later. It certainly would have weakened the USA as a whole in later events like WW2.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 07:15 PM (Ivdso)

288 The CSA to be states did a lot of scrabbling around for justifications of why secession was legal as well as good and proper. They didn't do a convincing job.

Posted by: Oldcat
_______________________

But they weren't the first to raise it. Northeastern states were talking secession during the War of 1812.

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at August 16, 2022 07:16 PM (es0Dj)

289 >>>Used to put rubber bands on his balls?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 16, 2022 07:14 PM (mZ3xv)

That would explain... nah, not going there.

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at August 16, 2022 07:16 PM (QYPq3)

290 Annie Leibovitz... Any relation to Fawn?

Posted by: Otter at August 16, 2022 07:17 PM (oTZbj)

291 That is an amazingly awesome rant.

Posted by: LASue at August 16, 2022 07:17 PM (Ed8Zd)

292 188 Remember when the blog called me WarCock? Yeah, good times. i think that was a Jeff B innovation
Posted by: Little Dick Cheney at August 16, 2022 06:58 PM (Tc2CN)
Cougars ran from him in fright.

Posted by: Eromero at August 16, 2022 07:17 PM (0OP+5)

293 explain "Chuy" in the sidebar.
Posted by: Chuy at August 16, 2022 07:09 PM (B3oWe)
---
Yo quiero Taco Bell.
Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2022 07:13 PM (OaZlZ)
......

Mi mofle esta roto.

Posted by: wth at August 16, 2022 07:17 PM (v0R5T)

294 Twitchy person said Trump is a grifters. If that is true, who isn't a grifters? Always got to get a dig in at Trump.

Posted by: chique l'African ViQueen of Greenland, the Merciless, open to talks with the Great MAGA King at August 16, 2022 07:17 PM (23S5D)

295 Amazing how the bootlicking continues unabated.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at August 16, 2022 07:17 PM (T6NRc)

296 It's Schadenfreude time!

Last year the Catholic Jesuits pledged to raise $100,000,000 in atonement for slave trading. Sixteen months later they've raised just 0.21% of their goal.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at August 16, 2022 07:18 PM (FVME7)

297 Northeastern states were talking secession during the War of 1812.

Yeah its difficult to overstate the anger and opposition to that war in places like Massachusetts because of how British blockades would destroy businesses.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 07:18 PM (Ivdso)

298 clutch cargo: "Slap their hand away, and start kicking them in the kidneys and face until they're spitting up blood and teeth. Then, and only then, don't stop. Their mothers should weep when identifying the corpse."

Ace Cruelty Score: Solid 9.5 out of 11

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel Remembers Babbitt and Perna at August 16, 2022 07:18 PM (aXxgO)

299 explain "Chuy" in the sidebar.
Posted by: Chuy at August 16, 2022 07:09 PM (B3oWe)
---
Yo quiero Taco Bell.
Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2022 07:13 PM (OaZlZ)
......

Mi mofle esta roto.
Posted by: wth at August 16, 2022 07:17 PM (v0R5T)


No tire basura.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at August 16, 2022 07:18 PM (AiZBA)

300 https://amgreatness.com/2022/08/15/
the-clown-prince-of-pennsylvania-avenue/


Sounds like Jared Kushner was a real piece of shit. All you people who were wary, and outright disliked him, mark your bingo card.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at August 16, 2022 07:18 PM (YglAn)

301 You want glamour? Wait for my glamorous photos of Liz Cheney wearing the hottest dresses from the world's top designers! In next month's Vogue! You'll be stunned!
Posted by: Annie Leibovitz at August 16, 2022 07:12 PM (AMIL/)

Hope they do the photoshoot in a war zone. It would be so fitting.

Say, once she's finished in WYOMING later this evening, what's the consensus on where she moves next? Chappaqua? I've heard they like carpet baggers there.

Posted by: Just Lily at August 16, 2022 07:18 PM (RLLZj)

302 In the case of Cheney, he made a lot of money after joining the Bush I administration and opening the door for Newt to eventually gain control. Cheney as was Rumsfeld, his mentor, was an old fashioned Dewey, Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford liberal Northern Republican just as that type was running out of gas intellectually. That type favored a strong national defense but to get support for that as a minority party in Congress, they acceded to all sorts of liberal positions favored by the Dems because defeating the Commies was more important to them. Same as their embrace of global corporatism because that were the major class of Republican donors who wanted their tax breaks from high marginal rates. Reagan destroyed that, the GOP gained southwards as conservatism deepened and the traditional GOP began to lose influence. The fall of Soviet Union and the Gulf War sealed it.
Posted by: whig at August 16, 2022 07:11 PM (CXr4y)

Very nice. Thank you

Posted by: Commentor What Bought a Shrit at August 16, 2022 07:14 PM (kkKmS)

Yes, thanks for the history lesson.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 16, 2022 07:18 PM (yHsuS)

303 Again, I don't buy this theory that someone that shows up to vote Trump, but then votes Democrat or leaves the ballot blank on other candidates. It's a conservative urban legend.

Posted by: Blago at August 16, 2022 07:09 PM (PwNLq

But you do believe the congressional Red Wave where the Trump voter is magically missing compared to the Dem Zombie. Because that's what the Most Secure Election Evar folks want everyone to swallow.

Huh.

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2022 07:18 PM (dscaa)

304 Election victory after election victory Republicans would always tell us why they couldnt actually pass any of the policies that they promised they would pass if we would vote for them.
Posted by: JT Smith at August 16, 2022 07:08 PM (frfx6)

Concur. They are a bunch of lying, half stepping, fronting ass mofos.

President Reagan's biggest mistake was getting into bed with The Bushes.



Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 16, 2022 07:18 PM (R/m4+)

305 Last year the Catholic Jesuits pledged to raise $100,000,000 in atonement for slave trading. Sixteen months later they've raised just 0.21% of their goal.

Well atonement is never supposed to be easy.

Of course Christ paid the price in full for all our sins, as the Bible teaches, but some people just have to try to earn their way in.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 07:19 PM (Ivdso)

306 I like DeSantis plenty. But, he doesnt have the FU money Trump does. Hard to see him not playing ball and setting up his kids for life.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at August 16, 2022 07:19 PM (T6NRc)

307 Mollie sounds fed up with this shit.

Posted by: wth at August 16, 2022 07:19 PM (v0R5T)

308 If the "Dick Free Zone" is about the guy who didn't do well in the Alabama rush, I'll tell you a secret--- it wasn't because of his dick. It was because of his horrible cheap Shein boots and his awful Shein dress. And then he BRAGGED about them!! I can't even...

Posted by: LASue at August 16, 2022 07:19 PM (Ed8Zd)

309 I'm still worried about Sid

Posted by: Marty Croft at August 16, 2022 07:19 PM (flINI)

310 Big business gave them the money they needed to convince us to give them our votes. They used the political power our votes gave them to pay back big business.

Trump broke that cycle. He stopped the paybacks. So they gave the finger to us voters and figured out new ways to earn that sweet, sweet corporate cash.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 16, 2022 07:20 PM (2FeAz)

311 The CSA to be states did a lot of scrabbling around for justifications of why secession was legal as well as good and proper. They didn't do a convincing job.

Posted by: Oldcat
_______________________

But they weren't the first to raise it. Northeastern states were talking secession during the War of 1812.

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at August 16, 2022 07:16 PM


Fun fact, over 1/3 of the population of New England States were on the English side during the American revolution. They sided with the crown.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 16, 2022 07:20 PM (bVYXr)

312 Jeff B, ever insufferable.

Posted by: chique l'African ViQueen of Greenland, the Merciless, open to talks with the Great MAGA King at August 16, 2022 07:20 PM (23S5D)

313 I explain "Chuy" in the sidebar.
Posted by: Chuy at August 16, 2022 07:09 PM (B3oWe)
-----
I thought it was a subtle reference to wanting to be a "tall" ewok... AKA a Wookiee
Posted by: In Reel Life

Chuy must be part giant
- wildling speak___ to Bran, North of The Wall

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (MrZQl) - at August 16, 2022 07:20 PM (MrZQl)

314 One of the biggest mistakes of the founding fathers was not including a standard mechanism for a state leaving the union. No doubt they thought it was not necessary, since states were considered sovereign and the probably figured a state could leave whenever they wished but would find it more beneficial to stay in the union.

I'm not as well read on the Federalist and anti-Federalist papers maybe something about the topic is in there.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
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The Civil War answered that question, I think a peaceful secession would have been fine, but Lincoln didn't. The Southern states said since they joined voluntarily they could leave voluntarily.

The Founders made lots of mistakes, we had like 8 "Presidents" before George Washington.

The biggest mistake was probably the Judiciary Branch, it just took about 180 years to rear its ugly head with Earl Warren.

Also, should have had term limits.

Posted by: Blago at August 16, 2022 07:20 PM (PwNLq)

315 Sounds like Jared Kushner was a real piece of shit. All you people who were wary, and outright disliked him, mark your bingo card.
Posted by: thathalfrican
___

Yep.

Interesting read.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 16, 2022 07:20 PM (6BZZn)

316 This repeated need for the CSA to be the inheritor of the US tradition is the biggest clue that they hadn't really made a nation of themselves.

I highly suspect that, had the north just said "OK you can go" that the south would have torn its self to pieces in ridiculous infighting and ended up a series of small poverty states on the US border, maybe some joining up into the USA again later. It certainly would have weakened the USA as a whole in later events like WW2.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 07:15 PM (Ivdso)

Certainly the dropping of the true "freedom line" from Canada to the Ohio would have made escaping more common. The states near the border with the north were already feeling 'pressure' because as the slave percentage dropped the politics became less surely with the slave interest. KY and MO did not secede, half of VA and MD and DE didn't either. VA only remained a reliable slave state by not redistricting for the last 30 years thus ignoring the growth of the inland areas with white small farms which had different interests with few or no slaves.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 16, 2022 07:21 PM (eoQWY)

317 "President Reagan's biggest mistake was getting into bed with The Bushes."

Back then everybody had shag carpet.

Posted by: fd at August 16, 2022 07:21 PM (sn5EN)

318 No tire basura.
Posted by: Napoleon XIV at August 16, 2022 07:18 PM (AiZBA)
.......

cuidado piso mojado

Posted by: wth at August 16, 2022 07:21 PM (v0R5T)

319 I highly suspect that, had the north just said "OK you can go" that the south would have torn its self to pieces in ridiculous infighting and ended up a series of small poverty states on the US border, maybe some joining up into the USA again later. It certainly would have weakened the USA as a whole in later events like WW2.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 07:15 PM (Ivdso)

For their structure they had resurrected the old Articles of Confederation, which had failed miserably the first time they were tried. They would have failed just as badly, and in fact were already failing by the end of the conflict. Lee's army was starving and running out of supplies and ammunition while Georgia and other states were sitting on warehouses full of what Lee needed, refusing to turn it over since they thought they might need it more. Under the articles, the central government had no authority to countermand the State's decision to let the army starve in the field.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 16, 2022 07:21 PM (trdmm)

320 Essentially, in some sense, the Cheney-Bush-Romney types lost their rudder as those moving in their social circles plus their children move left. These are people in the high SES ranks and major contributors in the past to the Republicans. So you see Bush, Cheney, etc. embrace gay marriage, push government run health care, kill the effectiveness of our armed forces by experimentation in social mores, kiss the ass of our foreign dependent countries, and so on. No one in their community lacks a job, education, downward social mobility, and so on because they have been insulated from all the horrendous costs in policy failures that have constituted everything since the Great Society and perhaps the New Deal.

Friedman laid it out succinctly--you can have a welfare state, you can have open borders but you can only chose one of those. I would also add spending vast amounts on defense, not for ourself, but for allies as one of the choices. The combination of world policeman, open borders for trade and immigration even from rival states, and crippling liberal education, health, and social policies have cumulatively destroyed 50 years of wealth for the lower and middle classes.

Posted by: whig at August 16, 2022 07:21 PM (CXr4y)

321 I'll tell you a secret--- it wasn't because of his dick. It was because of his horrible cheap Shein boots and his awful Shein dress. And then he BRAGGED about them!! I can't even...
___

ooh.
scandalous.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 16, 2022 07:21 PM (6BZZn)

322 Posted by: whig at August 16, 2022 07:21 PM (CXr4y)

Cloward and Piven still going strong.

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2022 07:22 PM (dscaa)

323 Election victory after election victory Republicans would always tell us why they couldnt actually pass any of the policies that they promised they would pass if we would vote for them. And election after election I fell for it and believed them. I will be forever grateful to Trump for exposing these charlatans for who they are and opening my eyes to the fact that I have been a complete fool for most of my life (only Reagan was worthy). Just looking back on the W. Bush years...what a waste! Not only did the Republicans squander 8 years but Bush himself proved that he had nothing but disdain for his base. Every chance he got he scolded us for wanting to harass or kill Muslims like that was inherent in our nature. In retrospect - which Trump has made evident - Bush was the worst of the worst in the "conservative" camp grifting as a good guy for votes.

Posted by: JT Smith at August 16, 2022 07:08 PM (frfx6)

Well said.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 16, 2022 07:22 PM (yHsuS)

324 (No discussion of dicks allowed in this thread. This is a dick-free zone.)

===

🤨

Posted by: runner at August 16, 2022 07:23 PM (V13WU)

325 With 15% real inflation... and a 10% hit on my investments... that's 25% of what I saved my whole damn working life gone...
Posted by: Romeo13


It's not gone. The 10% hit will come back if your investments are real companies making real money. Same thing with inflation - eventually the price of companies will inflate too, because their profits are in inflated dollars.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 16, 2022 07:23 PM (e+yf1)

326 Fun fact, over 1/3 of the population of New England States were on the English side during the American revolution. They sided with the crown.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 16, 2022 07:20 PM (bVYXr)

It was even worse in the Mid states and south. Lots of Torys were forced to flee the country. No revolution is 100 percent to 0.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 16, 2022 07:23 PM (eoQWY)

327 305 "Last year the Catholic Jesuits pledged to raise $100,000,000 in atonement for slave trading. Sixteen months later they've raised just 0.21% of their goal."

Well atonement is never supposed to be easy.

Of course Christ paid the price in full for all our sins, as the Bible teaches, but some people just have to try to earn their way in.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 07:19 PM (Ivdso)

Catholics believe works are sanctifying, not that you earn your way into heaven. Atonement helps reinforce the sincerity of repentance and discourages additional lapses. One thing to be repentant in the moment, another to stay that way.

Asking other people to donate as your atonement would seem to miss the point though.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 16, 2022 07:23 PM (b2nrj)

328 The tax-and-spend administration is going to put us in a depression. Our finest leadership.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at August 16, 2022 07:23 PM (WHt4f)

329 Chuy's was my go to Mexican restaurant in Austin while I was attending UT and have very fond memories of the good times I had there.
I now go to the one in Houston, but the original is still the best.
It's pronounced Chewy's.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 16, 2022 07:23 PM (NpAcC)

330 >>>(No discussion of dicks allowed in this thread. This is a dick-free zone.)

You're talking about dicks of the Cheney variety, right?

Good! Because unlike that dick, mine is spectacular. It is really a thing to behold.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 16, 2022 07:23 PM (hVqGz)

331
🤨

Posted by: runner


You missed the party last thread. We all got scolded.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 16, 2022 07:24 PM (e+yf1)

332 It's also rather off to repent of someone else's sin, it often seems that people who do that neglect their own actual misdeeds.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 16, 2022 07:24 PM (b2nrj)

333 Ace, Señor Chewy himself, asked for a dick-free thread.

Yet what do we find? Dicks, in all their multisplendiferous forms.

It's hard to see Chuy getting elected Governor of Texas with this level of Commentatorial respect.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 16, 2022 07:24 PM (a3Q+t)

334 https://amgreatness.com/2022/08/15/
the-clown-prince-of-pennsylvania-avenue/


Sounds like Jared Kushner was a real piece of shit. All you people who were wary, and outright disliked him, mark your bingo card.
Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at August 16, 2022 07:18 PM (YglAn)

I read the piece and enjoyed it as well. I've thought similar things about him. Seems like a sociopathic real estate owner to me.

Posted by: Draki at August 16, 2022 07:24 PM (f5YF0)

335 >>>You missed the party last thread. We all got scolded.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 16, 2022 07:24 PM (e+yf1)

By Chuy or ace?

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at August 16, 2022 07:25 PM (QYPq3)

336 https://amgreatness.com/2022/08/15/
the-clown-prince-of-pennsylvania-avenue/

Sounds like Jared Kushner was a real piece of shit. All you people who were wary, and outright disliked him, mark your bingo card.


The thing is: that article is almost fact-free. Kushner may be horrible (I confess I don't know much about him), but that article is useless in figuring out whether that's true and, if so, why.

That article is like virtually every "conservative" article linked at Instapundit: uninformative, almost information-free filler. There's just no there there.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 16, 2022 07:25 PM (ppBhU)

337 Liz is 'thinking' about running for Pres, so is Asa, so is Hogan.

I'm beginning to detect a pattern here.

Say, how did Katshit and Jeb! do?

The graveyard of losers.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 16, 2022 07:25 PM (JOtiF)

338 rule of law

scumbag Asa wanted Trump to pardon his scumbag pol nephew

who pled guilty to taking multiple bribes while in office

probably so the nephew could get back into Arkansas politics, where the Hutchinson name still has some relavence

Trump told him to fuck off

there's the source of Asa's hate

Posted by: REDACTED at August 16, 2022 07:25 PM (us2H3)

339 I have no idea of anything about Jared Kushner, except for the fact that he was involved in crafting the Abraham accords, so I have no idea -aside from that- if he was a villain or not, So much stuff being thrown out to stick against the wall I have no idea what's true or not, but every week we'll get a new expose on Trump. bah!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 16, 2022 07:25 PM (wvo9L)

340 Pedro Gonzalez will be on Tucker tonight.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 16, 2022 07:26 PM (ybIRR)

341 337 Liz is 'thinking' about running for Pres, so is Asa, so is Hogan.

I'm beginning to detect a pattern here.

Say, how did Katshit and Jeb! do?

The graveyard of losers.
Posted by: GnuBreed at August 16, 2022 07:25 PM (JOtiF)


There is power and money in simply running. Mostly money.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 16, 2022 07:26 PM (mZ3xv)

342 For their structure they had resurrected the old Articles of Confederation, which had failed miserably the first time they were tried. They would have failed just as badly, and in fact were already failing by the end of the conflict. Lee's army was starving and running out of supplies and ammunition while Georgia and other states were sitting on warehouses full of what Lee needed, refusing to turn it over since they thought they might need it more. Under the articles, the central government had no authority to countermand the State's decision to let the army starve in the field.
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 16, 2022 07:21 PM (trdmm)

Some of that is true, but part is that these stores were raised as excess by those states and thus the govt had to automatic call on them. The man in charge of the Commissary was a notorious incompetent and when he was sacked things started to improve quite a bit in getting the inconsistencies worked out. By then it was 1865 and the country had a month or so before their army was crushed.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 16, 2022 07:26 PM (eoQWY)

343 Asking other people to donate as your atonement would seem to miss the point though.

Yeah but you can't really expect Jesuits to work any real jobs.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 07:26 PM (Ivdso)

344 What if Trump is completely hamstrung legally and DeSatan chooses not to run...?

Fuck what a nightmare.

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2022 07:26 PM (dscaa)

345 Kamala on SPAAAAACE travel!!! actress parody:

https://twitter.com/RebelNewsOnline/status/
1559621134202466304

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 16, 2022 07:26 PM (yikp0)

346 Last year the Catholic Jesuits pledged to raise $100,000,000 in atonement for slave trading. Sixteen months later they've raised just 0.21% of their goal.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at August 16, 2022 07:18 PM (FVME7)

What did they claim the money would be spent on?

Posted by: chique l'African ViQueen of Greenland, the Merciless, open to talks with the Great MAGA King at August 16, 2022 07:26 PM (23S5D)

347 there's the source of Asa's hate

Posted by: REDACTED at August 16, 2022 07:25 PM (us2H3)

lol, figures. Always about the grift with these fuckers.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 16, 2022 07:26 PM (yHsuS)

348 Liz is 'thinking' about running for Pres, so is Asa, so is Hogan.

I'm beginning to detect a pattern here.

Say, how did Katshit and Jeb! do?

The graveyard of losers.
Posted by: GnuBreed at August 16, 2022 07:25 PM (JOtiF)
---
It ain't about the office. It's all about the grift. None of those losers are worthy of being dogcatcher, let alone POTUS.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 16, 2022 07:26 PM (K5n5d)

349 You missed the party last thread. We all got scolded.
Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 16, 2022 07:24 PM (e+yf1)


I always miss the best thread parties...

Posted by: runner at August 16, 2022 07:27 PM (V13WU)

350 You missed the party last thread. We all got scolded.
Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 16, 2022 07:24 PM (e+yf1)

Oh, I'm gonna read all that

Posted by: Draki at August 16, 2022 07:27 PM (f5YF0)

351 335 ace

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 16, 2022 07:27 PM (e+yf1)

352
It was even worse in the Mid states and south. Lots of Torys were forced to flee the country. No revolution is 100 percent to 0.
Posted by: Oldcat

*hoists beer*
i hope my 29 year old fat ass is still around to hustle those damned cockroaches off our land.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (MrZQl) - at August 16, 2022 07:27 PM (MrZQl)

353 >>>What if Trump is completely hamstrung legally and DeSatan chooses not to run...?

Fuck what a nightmare.

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2022 07:26 PM (dscaa)

I don't know if you've noticed, but the nightmare is already here.

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at August 16, 2022 07:28 PM (QYPq3)

354 What if Trump is completely hamstrung legally and DeSatan chooses not to run...?
Fuck what a nightmare.
Posted by: ... at August 16, 2022 07:26 PM (dscaa)

Hola!

Please clap...

Posted by: Jeb!, An Inbred Tool at August 16, 2022 07:28 PM (R/m4+)

355 What did they claim the money would be spent on?

Probably throwing money at current slave states.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 07:28 PM (Ivdso)

356 317 "President Reagan's biggest mistake was getting into bed with The Bushes."

Back then everybody had shag carpet.
Posted by: fd at August 16, 2022 07:21 PM (sn5EN)

I remember reading somewhere RR didn't have much choice. Bush Sr. being the former head of the CIA made him an offer he couldn't refuse...

Posted by: Commentor What Got a Shrit at August 16, 2022 07:28 PM (kkKmS)

357 "Last year the Catholic Jesuits pledged to raise $100,000,000 in atonement for slave trading. Sixteen months later they've raised just 0.21% of their goal."

Well, probably because aside from inflation issues, conservative RC's are fed up with leftist Jesuits.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 16, 2022 07:28 PM (wvo9L)

358 You missed the party last thread. We all got scolded.
Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 16, 2022 07:24 PM (e+yf1)

Oh, I'm gonna read all that

Posted by: Draki at August 16, 2022 07:27 PM


Lessons learned, don't be a dick.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 16, 2022 07:28 PM (bVYXr)

359 "Last year the Catholic Jesuits pledged to raise $100,000,000 in atonement for slave trading. Sixteen months later they've raised just 0.21% of their goal."

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 07:19 PM (Ivdso)

You aren't supposed to RAISE money for atonement. You have to give up stuff you bought with prior moneys to get atonement. I don't go to heaven if I make CR Taylor kick in a sawbuck.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 16, 2022 07:28 PM (eoQWY)

360 >>>335 ace

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 16, 2022 07:27 PM (e+yf1)

Figures. Chuy is way cooler.

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at August 16, 2022 07:28 PM (QYPq3)

361 Sounds like Jared Kushner was a real piece of shit. All you people who were wary, and outright disliked him, mark your bingo card.
Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen

Mrs. Wrecks' shirt tail relative was telling me this morning that she thinks that Jared is the FBI's deep cover source that got them the warrant and that's why they can't release the affidavit because Trump could figure out that Jared is the rat then Jared would wake up in the Gulf surrounded by sharks.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at August 16, 2022 07:29 PM (FVME7)

362 I don't know if you've noticed, but the nightmare is already here.

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at August 16, 2022 07:28 PM (QYPq3)

Watching Liz Cheney duke it out with Rubio, Pence and Haley for the nom while the Left runs further riot on us will make today seem like a hand job from an angel.

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2022 07:29 PM (dscaa)

363 bear with asymmetrical - read this;

https://contra.substack.com/p/
contra-the-kushner-problem-8f9

and this

https://dailycaller.com/2022/08/16/
america-first-policy-institute-town-halls/

Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at August 16, 2022 07:29 PM (YglAn)

364 Jared always reminds me of Reverend Runt

Posted by: REDACTED at August 16, 2022 07:29 PM (us2H3)

365 But Texas didn't join like any other state did. It was a sovereign nation. Should count for something.
Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at August 16, 2022 07:06 PM (es0Dj)



Texas got a sweet deal to enter the Union, the right to keep their own navy, the right to split into up to 5 states later, etc.

Unfortunately they had to give all that up as part of being restored to full statehood after the Late Unpleasantness.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 16, 2022 07:30 PM (yQpMk)

366 You aren't supposed to RAISE money for atonement.

Well Jesuits are the monastic lawyers of the Roman Catholic Church so I imagine they found a loophole.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 07:30 PM (Ivdso)

367 https://amgreatness.com/2022/08/15/
the-clown-prince-of-pennsylvania-avenue/

Sounds like Jared Kushner was a real piece of shit. All you people who were wary, and outright disliked him, mark your bingo card.

The thing is: that article is almost fact-free. Kushner may be horrible (I confess I don't know much about him), but that article is useless in figuring out whether that's true and, if so, why.

That article is like virtually every "conservative" article linked at Instapundit: uninformative, almost information-free filler. There's just no there there.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 16, 2022 07:25 PM (ppBhU)

I like your critique. Very much.

Posted by: LASue at August 16, 2022 07:30 PM (Ed8Zd)

368 Lesson learned, don't be a dick.
___

lol

Yeah, like that lesson is gonna stick here.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 16, 2022 07:30 PM (6BZZn)

369 I explain "Chuy" in the sidebar.
Posted by: Chuy

=== WHo are you ????

Posted by: runner at August 16, 2022 07:30 PM (V13WU)

370 Again, I don't buy this theory that someone that shows up to vote Trump, but then votes Democrat or leaves the ballot blank on other candidates. It's a conservative urban legend.

Posted by: Blago
-----------------------
Want to bet. Reagan Democrats were a thing. Reagan had the common touch--Bush did not. Bush lost because he literally could not defend what he did--screwing over the people by acceding to the Dem taxes, not finishing off Saddam, and preparing the US for Ross Perot's giant sucking sound. Bush II, damn near lost reelection and screwed the pooch in 2000 by not revealing his drunk driving in the primaries and dealing with that issue. He pissed off Tom Stafford enough to lose the Senate and once again did the LBJ wars, guns and butter inflation plus the 2006 election disaster giving us batshit crazy Nanzi. Bush barely got some Reagan Dems of them via gay marriage plus patriotism in 04.

Posted by: whig at August 16, 2022 07:30 PM (CXr4y)

371 "Asking other people to donate as your atonement would seem to miss the point though."

True

Posted by: Draki at August 16, 2022 07:31 PM (f5YF0)

372 I remember reading somewhere RR didn't have much choice. Bush Sr. being the former head of the CIA made him an offer he couldn't refuse...
Posted by: Commentor What Got a Shrit at August 16, 2022 07:28 PM (kkKmS)

Bush The Deader had won some primary here and there early if I remember and the press went gaga over his corrupt ass. I had never heard of the guy back in 1980.

Then Ronnie proceeded to whoop ass and Bush The Deader slithered his way into the VP slot so you may be correct.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 16, 2022 07:31 PM (R/m4+)

373 You aren't supposed to RAISE money for atonement.

Well Jesuits are the monastic lawyers of the Roman Catholic Church so I imagine they found a loophole.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 07:30 PM (Ivdso)

Perhaps they should look into the camel and needles eye stuff again.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 16, 2022 07:31 PM (eoQWY)

374 Right, so de we like Peter Navarro ?

Posted by: runner at August 16, 2022 07:31 PM (V13WU)

375 Seems Ivanka is just fine with all this.

Posted by: Infidel at August 16, 2022 07:31 PM (mn1Pi)

376 344 What if Trump is completely hamstrung legally and DeSatan chooses not to run...?

Fuck what a nightmare.
Posted by: ... at August 16, 2022 07:26 PM (dscaa)

Closer look at Kari Lake...

Posted by: Commentor What Got a Shrit at August 16, 2022 07:31 PM (kkKmS)

377 Mom liked Dick best.

Posted by: Tommy Smothers at August 16, 2022 07:32 PM (oTZbj)

378 The thing is: that article is almost fact-free. Kushner may be horrible (I confess I don't know much about him), but that article is useless in figuring out whether that's true and, if so, why.

That article is like virtually every "conservative" article linked at Instapundit: uninformative, almost information-free filler. There's just no there there.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 16, 2022 07:25 PM (ppBhU)


Agreed. It was just off the top of his head made up events of a "typical day". No meat.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at August 16, 2022 07:32 PM (AiZBA)

379 I don't understand the big deal. There were only 63 dicks in the last thread.

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at August 16, 2022 07:32 PM (QYPq3)

380 There were only 63 dicks in the last thread

In a row?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 07:32 PM (Ivdso)

381 What did they claim the money would be spent on?

Probably throwing money at current slave states.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 07:28 PM (Ivdso)

I'm thinking it's more of a gift. Anyway, most likely it won't go anywhere good or useful. Taking other people's money for "atonement" of a sin committed by people long dead is a pretty good scheme. It's just not working for them apparently.

Posted by: chique l'African ViQueen of Greenland, the Merciless, open to talks with the Great MAGA King at August 16, 2022 07:32 PM (23S5D)

382 David French can trace his line back to the loyal Tory who rode into Boston saying "The Americans are coming! The Americans are coming!"

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 16, 2022 07:32 PM (ybIRR)

383 The question has always been, "why has Trump become so popular, why more popular than a Romney who is wealthy, or Carson who was extremely personable?"
Trump, after all, is very flawed man.

over the weekend there was a discussion as to why Rorschach was the hero of the Watchmen, and I think it is because in a world of moral ambiguity, where the powerful (the superheroes in that world) are constrained only by their shifting personal views of what is moral and correct, only Rorschach was inflexible in his morality and what that meant his duty was, and unwilling up to and including death, to abandon it.

I suspect a lot of people felt that way about Trump.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 16, 2022 07:32 PM (xhaym)

384 here's the thing about that

Posted by: DB at August 16, 2022 07:32 PM (geLO8)

385 What did they claim the money would be spent on?

-
If they divided it equally among all the American African Americans, it'd be about $3 a head.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at August 16, 2022 07:33 PM (FVME7)

386 Yeah, like that lesson is gonna stick here.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 16, 2022 07:30 PM (6BZZn)

And I took that... personally.

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2022 07:33 PM (dscaa)

387 The thing is: that article is almost fact-free. Kushner may be horrible (I confess I don't know much about him), but that article is useless in figuring out whether that's true and, if so, why.

That article is like virtually every "conservative" article linked at Instapundit: uninformative, almost information-free filler. There's just no there there.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 16, 2022 07:25 PM (ppBhU)

I'm not defending Kushner, but one sour note in that article is that it criticized Kushner's influence in doing a deal with the Saudi's, rather than throw a fit about the Iranian Agent Kashoggi. Navarro is taking the Joe Biden / WaPo position on that issue, and it makes me question the rest of his judgment

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 16, 2022 07:33 PM (trdmm)

388 Posted by: LASue at August 16, 2022 07:30 PM (Ed8Zd)

I posted extra links.

From what I've read? Kusher has to go. Maybe fired into the sun.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at August 16, 2022 07:33 PM (YglAn)

389 In retrospect - which Trump has made evident - Bush was the worst of the worst in the "conservative" camp grifting as a good guy for votes.

Posted by: JT Smith
--------------------
I agree.

Posted by: whig at August 16, 2022 07:33 PM (CXr4y)

390 Unfortunately they had to give all that up as part of being restored to full statehood after the Late Unpleasantness.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)

Happen when you throw in with the losing side....

Posted by: SFGoth at August 16, 2022 07:33 PM (KAi1n)

391 If I ever grow up, I could be a helluva dick

Posted by: REDACTED at August 16, 2022 07:33 PM (us2H3)

392 What if Trump is completely hamstrung legally and DeSatan chooses not to run...?
Fuck what a nightmare.
Posted by: ... at August 16, 2022 07:26 PM (dscaa)

Hola!

Please clap...
Posted by: Jeb!, An Inbred Tool

i may well decide to burn it all down and vote straight donk ticket if this happens. i'd rather the exciting bit occur while i'm still healthy enough to exact some petty revenge than trusting gen x to stir themselves enough to give a shit.
*present company excepted, of course*

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (MrZQl) - at August 16, 2022 07:33 PM (MrZQl)

393 I'm thinking it's more of a gift. Anyway, most likely it won't go anywhere good or useful. Taking other people's money for "atonement" of a sin committed by people long dead is a pretty good scheme. It's just not working for them apparently.
Posted by: chique l'African ViQueen of Greenland, the Merciless, open to talks with the Great MAGA King at August 16, 2022 07:32 PM (23S5D)


Well... 21% of $100 million is still $21 million. That's not chump change.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at August 16, 2022 07:33 PM (AiZBA)

394 Kari Lake makes me think of a cute brunette girl in 80s movies. Costarring with Judd Nelson and Ally Sheedy

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 07:33 PM (Ivdso)

395 Prayers answered, 1 polyp, 1 biopsy, no other significant problems. went to breakfast chicken-fried steak hashbrowns, grits and eggs. Later soup and banana pudding. Now having a wee drink to give the old gut a full power sprint.

Posted by: Eromero at August 16, 2022 07:34 PM (0OP+5)

396 Good news, Eromero.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 16, 2022 07:34 PM (6BZZn)

397 That article is like virtually every "conservative" article linked at Instapundit: uninformative, almost information-free filler. There's just no there there.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 16, 2022 07:25 PM (ppBhU)

I like your critique. Very much.

Posted by: LASue at August 16, 2022 07:30 PM (Ed8Zd)

BWAB is a level-headed chap.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 16, 2022 07:35 PM (yHsuS)

398 Great news Eromero.

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2022 07:35 PM (dscaa)

399 All politicians look alike to me.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 16, 2022 07:35 PM (6BZZn)

400 Posted by: Eromero at August 16, 2022 07:34 PM (0OP+5)

You love to see it!

Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at August 16, 2022 07:35 PM (YglAn)

401 >>>There were only 63 dicks in the last thread

In a row?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 07:32 PM (Ivdso)

I have the vapors.

Posted by: David French at August 16, 2022 07:36 PM (QYPq3)

402 Never been a Trump fan but I'd take him over any Democrat every day of the week and twice on Sunday.

Posted by: polynikes at August 16, 2022 07:36 PM (RH1Zb)

403 366 "You aren't supposed to RAISE money for atonement."

Well Jesuits are the monastic lawyers of the Roman Catholic Church so I imagine they found a loophole.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 07:30 PM (Ivdso)

They aren't a monastic order and also don't have a specifically lawyerly role. There's not really a legal structure to atonement so it probably just comes down to them being assholes/taken over by communists.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 16, 2022 07:36 PM (b2nrj)

404 Prayers answered, 1 polyp, 1 biopsy, no other significant problems. went to breakfast chicken-fried steak hashbrowns, grits and eggs. Later soup and banana pudding. Now having a wee drink to give the old gut a full power sprint.
Posted by: Eromero

One polyp, one biopsy and one beer ......

Glad you're okay !

Posted by: JT at August 16, 2022 07:36 PM (T4tVD)

405 There were only 63 dicks in the last thread

In a row?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 07:32 PM (Ivdso)

More of a circle.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 16, 2022 07:37 PM (yHsuS)

406 Will there be any Alaska returns tonight or is it going to take weeks to find out who won?

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 16, 2022 07:37 PM (Y+l9t)

407 Bush#1 failed to take out Saddam the first time and we had to go back. That fail was bigger than Afghanistan.

Posted by: fd at August 16, 2022 07:37 PM (sn5EN)

408 >>>All politicians look alike to me.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 16, 2022 07:35 PM (6BZZn)

Wow.

Posted by: Herschel Walker at August 16, 2022 07:37 PM (QYPq3)

409 Posted by: Eromero at August 16, 2022 07:34 PM (0OP+5)

Great news Eromero! Party hard!

Posted by: Draki at August 16, 2022 07:37 PM (f5YF0)

410 Well... 21% of $100 million is still $21 million. That's not chump change.
Posted by: Napoleon XIV at August 16, 2022 07:33 PM (AiZBA)

it was point 2 1 percent, so, what 200K?

Posted by: Oldcat at August 16, 2022 07:37 PM (eoQWY)

411 Bush The Deader had won some primary here and there early if I remember and the press went gaga over his corrupt ass. I had never heard of the guy back in 1980.

Then Ronnie proceeded to whoop ass and Bush The Deader slithered his way into the VP slot so you may be correct.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy
----------
You forgot how that all went down. Bush was begging for the VP slot, but Reagan was trying to get Ford to agree to the spot on the ticket.

Being a former president, Ford toyed with the idea, but in the end turned it down. Going to a VP slot was too much of a loss of prestige.

At that point, Reagan really had no other choices, but the guy who had come in second in the primaries.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 16, 2022 07:37 PM (5p7BC)

412 I suspect a lot of people felt that way about Trump.
Posted by: Kindltot at August 16, 2022 07:32 PM (xhaym)

I believe for most, it's quite simple. Trump is actually on our side. None of those other assholes in Washington are. The people screaming "Trump is horrible, why don't you hate him?" have always been the same people trying to destroy Me and everything I believe in. Now for me, when someone complains about Trump, the only "discussion" I can see happening is "Fuck You! you chose your side, I chose mine. Talking about it is over."

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 16, 2022 07:37 PM (trdmm)

413 Republicans claimed to support any number of things over the last 30 years. And on each one they betrayed us.

And these Quislings talk about integrity? Principle? Honor? F*CK THEM.

Every Republican supporting Biden, Garland, and the like is an insult to this country. At least the Democrat are honest, well sort of, in wanting to turn us into Red China.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 16, 2022 07:38 PM (ESjRY)

414 Well... 21% of $100 million is still $21 million. That's not chump change.
Posted by: Napoleon XIV at August 16, 2022 07:33 PM (AiZBA)

it was point 2 1 percent, so, what 200K?
Posted by: Oldcat at August 16, 2022 07:37 PM (eoQWY)


Never mind.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at August 16, 2022 07:38 PM (AiZBA)

415 Bush#1 failed to take out Saddam the first time and we had to go back. That fail was bigger than Afghanistan.
Posted by: fd at August 16, 2022 07:37 PM (sn5EN)

No, because he didn't leave all the tanks and copters there for Saddam to use in round 2.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 16, 2022 07:38 PM (eoQWY)

416 I'm not defending Kushner, but one sour note in that article is that it criticized Kushner's influence in doing a deal with the Saudi's, rather than throw a fit about the Iranian Agent Kashoggi. Navarro is taking the Joe Biden / WaPo position on that issue, and it makes me question the rest of his judgment

Posted by: Tom Servo
-------------------------
Navarro may be using that as a shrouded signal. Khashoggi was part of the internecine warfare between factions of the royal family. One side had the insidious bin Talal, Prince Bandar, etc. while the other has the King and the new heir Prince Salman. There is some suggestion that the Vegas Mass Shooting was actually a targeted hit on Salman by the other faction that went awry. Thus, payback by incarcerating the other side like Talal and getting rid of some of the other supporters of that faction like Khashoggi. Talal by the way was also a big investor in Fox News.

Who the good guys are over there or the bad guys, I do not know.

Posted by: whig at August 16, 2022 07:38 PM (CXr4y)

417 Conservative voters still don't really understand the full depth of the Republican Party betrayal.

The GOP in control in D.C. does not not believe in any of the things they say they do. They are the Handmaidens to the Democrat party. They are the Eyegore to their Dr. Frahkenshteen. They are the apprentices to the Masters. They know their place. Properly understood the Democrats are the full, firm foot on the accelerator driving the Ever Expanding State; the GOP is the occasional, brief tap on the deceleratrix. The Democrats exist to rough out the HUGE megalithic blocks of society-altering legislation, Supreme Court rulings and irreversible Executive Orders. The GOP serve to dress the rough edges so they slide smoothly into the interlocking cyclopian mega-structure, never to be moved again. The GOP never "fails to deliver", they always succeed in their true objectives.

"Conservative" media like NR and pundicrats like Goldberg's job is to direct our energies and attention down "correct" paths and keep the "crazies" marginalized. They always have been, and they always will. They failed with Trump, which is why they fear and hate him so.

Posted by: TheMitch at August 16, 2022 07:38 PM (cDITE)

418 They aren't a monastic order and also don't have a specifically lawyerly role.

But from what I understand that has been their theological niche through history: the ones most carefully intellectual and studying the laws and rules and coming up with new ones. In theory they are the academics but as with most academics things turn hard left in a hurry :/

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 07:38 PM (Ivdso)

419 Posted by: Eromero at August 16, 2022 07:34 PM (0OP+5)

Outstanding. Now I want chicken-fried steak.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 16, 2022 07:39 PM (yHsuS)

420 Posted by: whig at August 16, 2022 07:38 PM (CXr4y)

I've heard this as well.

As far as good guys and bad guys? Best to stay out of their affairs.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at August 16, 2022 07:39 PM (YglAn)

421 I'm thinking it's more of a gift. Anyway, most likely it won't go anywhere good or useful. Taking other people's money for "atonement" of a sin committed by people long dead is a pretty good scheme. It's just not working for them apparently.
Posted by: chique l'African ViQueen of Greenland, the Merciless, open to talks with the Great MAGA King at August 16, 2022 07:32 PM (23S5D)

Well... 21% of $100 million is still $21 million. That's not chump change.
Posted by: Napoleon XIV at August 16, 2022 07:33 PM (AiZBA)

By the way, I meant *grift*, not gift. And I think it was 0.21%, not 21%.

Posted by: chique l'African ViQueen of Greenland, the Merciless, open to talks with the Great MAGA King at August 16, 2022 07:40 PM (rF64X)

422 At that point, Reagan really had no other choices, but the guy who had come in second in the primaries.

And I think it was a compromise, because Reagan was every bit as shocking and ghastly to the GOP as Trump; he had to make deals to get them to go along with him. Bush was one of those deals.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 07:40 PM (Ivdso)

423 "Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 16, 2022 07:37 PM (5p7BC)"

Is that Florida poll that has Demmings beating Rubio for real?

Posted by: Marcus T at August 16, 2022 07:40 PM (VF4WI)

424 Will there be any Alaska returns tonight or is it going to take weeks to find out who won?
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice)
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We won't even have a clue until September 2nd.

They can't start the ranked choice process until every ballot has been counted, and the overseas ballots are allowed to arrive through the end of the month.

Alaska is probably the most fucked up process in the nation right now.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 16, 2022 07:40 PM (5p7BC)

425 No tire basura.
Posted by: Napoleon XIV at August 16, 2022 07:18 PM (AiZBA)


The signs in Paraguay are No Botar Basura: the snark from a couple elections back were the hand painted sign on a vacant lot that said

No Votar Vasura

This is funny because it is a misspelling that could mean don't throw away trash, or don't vote for trash. (Spanish is a hard language to make a pun in.)

Posted by: Kindltot at August 16, 2022 07:40 PM (xhaym)

426 Who the good guys are over there or the bad guys, I do not know.
Posted by: whig at August 16, 2022 07:38 PM (CXr4y)

What I like about the accords is that it gets the interested parties there talking and working as allies, not as slavish client states of ours, because Trump new that we could no longer be trusted in that part of the world.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 16, 2022 07:40 PM (eoQWY)

427 "Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 16, 2022 07:37 PM (5p7BC)"

Is that Florida poll that has Demmings beating Rubio for real?

Posted by: Marcus T at August 16, 2022 07:40 PM


No.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 16, 2022 07:41 PM (bVYXr)

428 379 I don't understand the big deal. There were only 63 dicks in the last thread.
Posted by: In Reel Life


Barely enough for a monkeypox outbreak.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 16, 2022 07:41 PM (e+yf1)

429 By the way, I meant *grift*, not gift. And I think it was 0.21%, not 21%.
Posted by: chique l'African ViQueen of Greenland, the Merciless, open to talks with the Great MAGA King at August 16, 2022 07:40 PM (rF64X)


If I could read, I'd be dangerous.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at August 16, 2022 07:41 PM (AiZBA)

430 Is that Florida poll that has Demmings beating Rubio for real?
Posted by: Marcus T
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No. Rubio will win easily.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 16, 2022 07:41 PM (5p7BC)

431 "No, because he didn't leave all the tanks and copters there for Saddam to use in round 2.
Posted by: Oldcat"

There never should have been a round two. We were in a position to destroy Saddam and make them want us to never come back.

Posted by: fd at August 16, 2022 07:41 PM (sn5EN)

432 No one would have known she was raped if she had just kept quiet. The rapist was more than willing to keep it all quiet. But she wouldn’t keep her damn mouth shut.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at August 16, 2022 07:41 PM (ZW1rs)

433 At that point, Reagan really had no other choices, but the guy who had come in second in the primaries.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 16, 2022 07:37 PM (5p7BC)

Correct! I forgot about President Ford being involved but I do remember Bush The Deader finishing 2nd.

I don't remember who else Ronnie may have had on his list as 1980 seems like ages ago.

Thanks Dave!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 16, 2022 07:42 PM (R/m4+)

434 But from what I understand that has been their theological niche through history: the ones most carefully intellectual and studying the laws and rules and coming up with new ones. In theory they are the academics but as with most academics things turn hard left in a hurry :/
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 07:38 PM (Ivdso)

The founder was a mystic(not meant in a derogatory fashion, you've got a sort of logician-mystic spectrum on approaches to theology). Most of the not knightly orders are pretty intellectual, the Catholic priesthood as a whole handled most scholarly and scientific stuff post-west Roman empire.

The corruption of the Jesuits is historically pretty recent. Catholic Church has struggled to resist communism/socialism generally despite explicit condemnation.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 16, 2022 07:42 PM (b2nrj)

435 Trump loves his country. The others don't.

*drops mic*

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 16, 2022 07:42 PM (yQpMk)

436 Want to bet. Reagan Democrats were a thing. Reagan had the common touch--Bush did not. Bush lost because he literally could not defend what he did--screwing over the people by acceding to the Dem taxes, not finishing off Saddam, and preparing the US for Ross Perot's giant sucking sound. Bush II, damn near lost reelection and screwed the pooch in 2000 by not revealing his drunk driving in the primaries and dealing with that issue. He pissed off Tom Stafford enough to lose the Senate and once again did the LBJ wars, guns and butter inflation plus the 2006 election disaster giving us batshit crazy Nanzi. Bush barely got some Reagan Dems of them via gay marriage plus patriotism in 04.
Posted by: whig
___

That was the era where conservative Democrats were a real thing. Especially in the South. That's long gone.

HW Bush lost because of a recession, Perot, and he just sucked. Clinton was like the perfect Democrat and we had 12 years of the GOP in the White House.

I don't really think conservative Democrats are the modern swing voter. Or that these people split their tickets by voting all Democrat and then voting Trump.

Posted by: Blago at August 16, 2022 07:42 PM (PwNLq)

437 Cheney has a seriousness and sobriety about her,


===


HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!

Posted by: runner at August 16, 2022 07:42 PM (V13WU)

438 Well... 21% of $100 million is still $21 million. That's not chump change.
Posted by: Napoleon XIV at August 16, 2022 07:33 PM (AiZBA)

By the way, I meant *grift*, not gift. And I think it was 0.21%, not 21%.
Posted by: chique l'African ViQueen of Greenland, the Merciless, open to talks with the Great MAGA King at August 16, 2022 07:40 PM (rF64X)

Buying you a slice of Greenland ice sheet would be the only proper thing for them to do.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 16, 2022 07:42 PM (eoQWY)

439 I always think that they go after Kushner cause he's Jewish. I'll admit that I am sensitive on the issue but he was an obvious influence on ME issues and the Abraham Accords was a monumental success.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 16, 2022 07:42 PM (Y+l9t)

440 Posted by: Blago at August 16, 2022 07:42 PM (PwNLq)

"Read my lips, no new taxes."

Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at August 16, 2022 07:42 PM (YglAn)

441 Who the good guys are over there or the bad guys, I do not know.

Probably no good guys at all.

And everyone remember: Trump may not have been a politician in 2016 but he sure as hell is one now.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 07:42 PM (Ivdso)

442 explain "Chuy" in the sidebar.
Posted by: Chuy at August 16, 2022 07:09 PM

Poetry, ace.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 16, 2022 07:43 PM (RkC6l)

443 Currently 68 dicks in the thread minus Ace's two dick warnings equals 66 dicks.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 16, 2022 07:43 PM (yikp0)

444 Right, so de we like Peter Navarro ?

Posted by: runner at August 16, 2022 07:31 PM (V13WU)


Well, if we follow Rule 1 of Trump, he looks for loyalty (and rarely finds it). See Bannon's treatment after he got into a dustup with Trump's chillens.

Blood, water, etc etc etc. But -- Kushner has apparently cashed in on his Saudi friendz and has made a couple of billion$ thereof, so he'll be too radioactive for public life again.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 16, 2022 07:43 PM (JOtiF)

445 At that point, Reagan really had no other choices, but the guy who had come in second in the primaries.
Posted by: Dave in Fla
___

I'd love an alternate history where Reagan picked someone else.

The Bush family was a horrible curse on the GOP.

Posted by: Blago at August 16, 2022 07:43 PM (PwNLq)

446 412 I suspect a lot of people felt that way about Trump.
Posted by: Kindltot at August 16, 2022 07:32 PM (xhaym)

I believe for most, it's quite simple. Trump is actually on our side. None of those other assholes in Washington are. The people screaming "Trump is horrible, why don't you hate him?" have always been the same people trying to destroy Me and everything I believe in. Now for me, when someone complains about Trump, the only "discussion" I can see happening is "Fuck You! you chose your side, I chose mine. Talking about it is over."
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 16, 2022 07:37 PM (trdmm)
And with me it's personal and not political. They hate me personally.

Posted by: Eromero at August 16, 2022 07:43 PM (0OP+5)

447 Nood cafe.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 16, 2022 07:43 PM (yHsuS)

448 374 Right, so de we like Peter Navarro ?

Posted by: runner
--------------------
FWIW, Kushner's guy, former NEC head (gary cohn) got pushed out by Trump's more hardline Sec. of Commerce, Trade Rep Kitzhaber, and Navarro specifically over tariffs and trade policy.

Kushner leaked it that he supported Cohn over the hard liners. A lot of the discussion hinged around China trade policy with Trump eventually moving toward the harder line with China.

That is where the specific bad blood might be.

Posted by: whig at August 16, 2022 07:43 PM (CXr4y)

449 "No. Rubio will win easily.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 16, 2022 07:41 PM (5p7BC)"

Thought so. Beating him by 4 outside the margin of error seemed like a stretch.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 16, 2022 07:44 PM (VF4WI)

450 ME politics and society in generL are complicated. Whack your enemies on your turf.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 16, 2022 07:44 PM (89T5c)

451 The Bush family was a horrible curse on the GOP Nation.
Posted by: Blago at August 16, 2022 07:43 PM (PwNLq)


FTFY

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 16, 2022 07:44 PM (yQpMk)

452 explain "Chuy" in the sidebar.
Posted by: Chuy at August 16, 2022 07:09 PM

Poetry, ace.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 16, 2022 07:43 PM (RkC6l)

Little known fact Vogon poetry and Ewok poetry share a linguistic root.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 16, 2022 07:44 PM (eGTCV)

453 The ten year inflation average as of August 2022 is 2.44% . The lowest it's been in those ten years was .04 % in November 2008.

Posted by: polynikes at August 16, 2022 07:45 PM (RH1Zb)

454 "No, because he didn't leave all the tanks and copters there for Saddam to use in round 2.
Posted by: Oldcat"

There never should have been a round two. We were in a position to destroy Saddam and make them want us to never come back.
Posted by: fd at August 16, 2022 07:41 PM (sn5EN)

We'd need a different mindset for that. Even in 1990, we'd have done a nice guy occupation and opened the door for the quagmire all the same. Remember, back then we still had troops in Europe and Korea (i think). No way we clobber Iraq and not hang around.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 16, 2022 07:45 PM (eoQWY)

455 366 "You aren't supposed to RAISE money for atonement."

My point exactly'

Posted by: Martin Luther/Commentor What Got a Shrit at August 16, 2022 07:45 PM (kkKmS)

456 Kushner was obviously HEAVILY involved with Trump at every level. And he usually pushed him in the wrong direction, like prison sentencing reform, etc.

Guy was also a huge Democrat donor, endorsed Obama.

We didn't elect Kushner, he's a liberal trust fund brat that had no business wielding that sort of power.

Posted by: Blago at August 16, 2022 07:46 PM (PwNLq)

457 Ewok poetry doesn't drive men mad, it just makes them a little silly.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 16, 2022 07:47 PM (eGTCV)

458 I always think that they go after Kushner cause he's Jewish. I'll admit that I am sensitive on the issue but he was an obvious influence on ME issues and the Abraham Accords was a monumental success.
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 16, 2022 07:42 PM (Y+l9t)

He's Jewish AND a Trump family guy. Double trouble. If they were smart enough to see what the Accords did, triple. But most aren't that smart.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 16, 2022 07:47 PM (eoQWY)

459 Jeff B wouldn't know honor of it puked on his Crocs.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 16, 2022 07:47 PM (VF4WI)

460 Leave Blackadder alone!
Majority of Brits DON'T want to censor classic movies and TV shows which modern audiences now find offensive

Posted by: Braenyard. _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at August 16, 2022 07:48 PM (fsqLk)

461 "You aren't supposed to RAISE money for atonement."

My point exactly'
Posted by: Martin Luther/Commentor What Got a Shrit at August 16, 2022 07:45 PM (kkKmS)

You are still in trouble for that nail damage on the church door, dude. We gotta warrant for property damage.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 16, 2022 07:48 PM (eoQWY)

462 That was the era where conservative Democrats were a real thing. Especially in the South. That's long gone.

HW Bush lost because of a recession, Perot, and he just sucked. Clinton was like the perfect Democrat and we had 12 years of the GOP in the White House.

I don't really think conservative Democrats are the modern swing voter. Or that these people split their tickets by voting all Democrat and then voting Trump.

Posted by: Blago
---------------------------
Wrong, the Reagan Democrats were in the North like Ohio, etc. Southerners were already moving since Nixon toward the GOP because the Dems became identified with school busing, soft on crime, and soft on national defense in the South.

All of this is documented if you actually care to look at old returns and polling from a much more reliable era. I suggest the NES series of polling data which has been done since the 50's. I was actually active in politics during that era working on federal,state and local elections which I kept up until the 90's.

Posted by: whig at August 16, 2022 07:48 PM (CXr4y)

463 I love how they call betrayal, honor.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 16, 2022 07:48 PM (VF4WI)

464 458 I always think that they go after Kushner cause he's Jewish. I'll admit that I am sensitive on the issue but he was an obvious influence on ME issues and the Abraham Accords was a monumental success.
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 16, 2022 07:42 PM (Y+l9t)
---------------------

Agreed.
The only negatives I read are from yapping heel biters.

Posted by: Braenyard. _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at August 16, 2022 07:49 PM (fsqLk)

465 And everyone remember: Trump may not have been a politician in 2016 but he sure as hell is one now.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2022 07:42 PM (Ivdso)
Poetry.

Posted by: Eromero at August 16, 2022 07:50 PM (0OP+5)

466 "nearly all suburban, moderate, establishment Republicans"
Also known as Progressives. They really and truly are.

Posted by: GWB at August 16, 2022 07:50 PM (IlupC)

467 The ten year inflation average as of August 2022 is 2.44%


That certainly shows how bad it is now.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 16, 2022 07:51 PM (yQpMk)

468 Beware of 'thunder fever': Doctor claims downpours could trigger rare weather phenomenon that makes asthma and hay fever much worse TOMORROW

Next Up

Scientist discovers pollen

Posted by: Braenyard. _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at August 16, 2022 07:51 PM (fsqLk)

469 Did I catch a ref to the Cuckold's Cuck, JEFFB in there?


God. That guy has been drinking other men's sperm out of his girl's snatch for how long, now?

Posted by: garrett at August 16, 2022 07:51 PM (ZBidG)

470 445 At that point, Reagan really had no other choices, but the guy who had come in second in the primaries.
Posted by: Dave in Fla

----------------
Reagan had choices but Jim Baker and GOPe pushed hard for a unity ticket of Reagan and Bush. The reason Reagan turned down making Ford VP is that supposedly Ford folks if not Ford demanded a co-presidency. The California folks did not want Ford on the ticket either after the hard feelings in 1976. Bush was chosen to unify the party by giving GOPe a chance to get back into office. Bush used that time, not to study Reagan, but to use his constituency and then promptly stab them in the back just as he did when he lost his House seat.

Posted by: whig at August 16, 2022 07:53 PM (CXr4y)

471 >>We didn't elect Kushner,


You elected the guy that hired him. And you are probably still a fan.

So. Get over it.

Posted by: garrett at August 16, 2022 07:54 PM (ZBidG)

472 always think that they go after Kushner cause he's Jewish. I'll admit that I am sensitive on the issue but he was an obvious influence on ME issues and the Abraham Accords was a monumental success.
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 16, 2022 07:42 PM (Y+l9t)

He did well as our ME rep but he's been a huge liberal his entire life based on other political positions , political contributions and charities. Maybe he's taken half a red pill because of his father-in-law.

Posted by: polynikes at August 16, 2022 07:58 PM (RH1Zb)

473 I always think that they go after Kushner cause he's Jewish. I'll admit that I am sensitive on the issue but he was an obvious influence on ME issues and the Abraham Accords was a monumental success.
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 16, 2022 07:42 PM (Y+l9t)


I don't like him because, at the end of the day, if he advocates for a better Israel - at the expense of a worse America ?

I don't care nearly enough about Israel as I do America. For those that do ? Pick a side.

If there ever pops up a redneck, trailer park homeland - believe me, I'm going back to my people.

Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 16, 2022 07:59 PM (y/HaX)

474 If Kushner does the job he's assigned to do what are you bitching about?

Posted by: Braenyard. _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at August 16, 2022 08:01 PM (fsqLk)

475 Never trumpers. The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Posted by: exodus 21:22-25 at August 16, 2022 08:06 PM (ujds2)

476 Re: Mitt, 47% and "self deportation" we're totally correct but some limp wristed panty waist got Mitt to take them back.

Posted by: Hurricane567 at August 16, 2022 09:27 PM (3Hu8O)

477 "Liz Cheney's martyrdom is catnip for a dwindling number of Republicans who, unable to recognize what time it"

What time it is? He needs to get the watermelon out of his mouth and quit talking like n*gger

Posted by: someasshat at August 16, 2022 09:45 PM (plNsB)

478 I guess we'll have the perfect experiment and see? With the added tail wind that GOP candidates will generically win big in 2022. The Senate contest in AZ is a good example, Blake Masters is a terrible candidate and I predict he'll lose by a bigger margin than Martha McSally did.

Again, I don't buy this theory that someone that shows up to vote Trump, but then votes Democrat or leaves the ballot blank on other candidates. It's a conservative urban legend.
Posted by: Blago at August 16, 2022 07:09 PM (PwNLq)
==
Trafalgar is polling Arizona - Masters is up by 8 points. That seat is gone for the dems right now.

Posted by: Black JEM at August 16, 2022 10:50 PM (xWZcb)

479 I get paid more than $90 to $100 per hour for working online. I heard about this job 3 months ago and after joining this I have earned easily $13,000 from this without having online working skills. Simply give it a shot on
the accompanying weblink.. http://www.salarycash1.com

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