The Morning Report — 8/17/22

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Good morning, kids. Well, it's a good day insofar as Liz-ard Cheney got her ass kicked in yesterday's primary by Trump-supported Harriet Hageman. Also, up in the Last Frontier, Sarah Palin has advanced in her bid for a House seat but unfortunately, the emu/Skeksis-looking hybrid Lisa "the Alaskan Snowblower" Murkowski won her primary.

UPDATE/CORRECTION: the HQ's polling and election guru Dave in FL states:

Murkowski didn't "win". It is a ranked choice jungle primary. Top 4 after ranking will advance to the general. Don't black pill this. Murkowski is not doing very well here and will need massive Democrat votes in the general to hold her seat. We won't know final results until after Sept 2nd.

I stand corrected.

But the Cheney drubbing sends a number of clear messages. Primarily, it's a good barometer that at the very least, the vast majority of those who vote Republican (the phraseology there is intentional) see her as the traitor and collaborator with those who actually committed actual insurrection in stealing the 2020 election and then creating the giant entrapment sting and process crime resulting in the J6 kangaroo court and show trial. In short, the myth the Left is attempting to sell the American people is not being swallowed. The other aspect of this is, of course, the fact that Hageman was backed to the hilt by Donald Trump. Get ready for the media post mortem which no doubt will range from "the victory is meaningless," to the invective of the late, grating Peter Jennings that "the electorate had a temper tantrum" all the way to "serious irregularities at the polls." Give me a break.

Look, it's only one House race, but on a symbolic level it sure is perhaps one of the most important of the entire primary season. Cheney is not just a nemesis of Trump and the MAGA movement. She was who the Democrats "groomed" as the alleged voice of reason, symbolic of the majority of Americans and most Republicans appalled at Trump and Trumpism. Myth status: exploded. Cheney represents everything wrong about post-war American government: cronyism, dynastic nepotism, elitist entitlement in the service of pursuing of policies that transformed society from a nation where the power was supposed to be vested as close to the individual as possible to one of an ever growing, ever more omnipotent and omnipresent central government — with her and her ilk as the warders, and us filthy ungrateful lumpenprole the inmates.

But, all that said, let's not kid ourselves that Liz-ard Cheney is finished or washed up. She'll be rewarded with everything from gigs on the propaganda house organs to book deals to seats on the corporate boards of the military industrial complex who could care less that American blood and treasure is sent off to the world's shit holes in stiletto fuck-me pumps and pregnancy flight suits so long as their balance sheets are solidly in the black. Just like dear old dad. Her oleaginous mien might be less evident on your TV screens going forward in the long term, unless of course there is an actual Trump show trial, but her and her kind are like radioactive alien herpes: there is no cure and the eruptions are both painful and happen when they're least convenient.

And speaking of the metastasizing, all-powerful State, that insane "Inflation Reduction Act" was signed into law by Pres. Sponge-Brain Shits-Pants yesterday, wasting 3/4 of Trillion dollars that we do not have on both destroying what's left of our industrial capacity and petrochemical sector in the name of "saving the planet," something the vast majority of Americans do not think is a problem at all, while super-sizing an already feral IRS to go after ordinary citizens.

An audit notice from the IRS is scary. Up to 87,000 more IRS agents in the “Inflation Reduction Act” President Joe Biden signed Tuesday is troubling. And the IRS stockpile of 4,600 guns and 5 million rounds of ammunition is downright unnerving.

How many of the new agents will be packing heat? Democrats won’t say.

The IRS arsenal of 4,600 guns includes 3,282 pistols, 621 shotguns, 539 rifles, 15 fully automatic weapons and four revolvers. It’s unclear who agents plan to shoot at. A recent IRS job posting says applicants must “be willing to use deadly force.”

Democrats voted in lockstep to take $80 billion from taxpayers to supersize the IRS. A possible 87,000 new agents are a force larger than the combined personnel on all 11 US aircraft carriers. Four times the number of Border Patrol agents. Enough to fill every seat in Madison Square Garden four times.

Why does the IRS have guns and play police officer? The agency got into the policing business in 1919 and over time became abusive, conducting armed raids on innocent small businesses exposed in 1997 and 1998 congressional hearings.

Democrats won’t tell you there are significant criminal-justice ramifications to giving the IRS this much money and power.

As inspector general reports detail, the IRS doesn’t respect your privacy or the concept of due process. Evidence-handling practices are abysmal. Handing the IRS a huge pile of cash won’t change the agency’s culture.

The IRS’s official government watchdog, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, has flagged severe problems with IRS gun management in numerous audits over the years. . .

. . . As the IRS deploys tens of thousands of new agents, expect fishing-expedition audits of small businesses. Corner stores, bodegas, barbershops and cash-intensive enterprises should be on alert because the agency has proven to be a bit slippery when approaching small-business owners.

A 2017 inspector general report, for example, detailed the ways in which IRS agents violated taxpayer rights and due process when investigating Americans for allegedly violating the $10,000 cash-reporting requirements. It seized assets before it even interviewed property owners. . .

. . . An audit can easily take two to three years and weigh heavily on a small company. Time, money, stress. America’s small businesses have been battered by politicians over the past three years. A fishing-expedition audit could mean lights out for some. With more agents, you’ll see more law-abiding small-business owners give up and write a check to settle an IRS bill they don’t legally owe, just to get the agency off their back. . .

. . . Biden and the Democrats say they’re simply targeting the rich and corporations. But there are only 700 or so billionaires. The rest of the country is you and me.

Yeah, I know it's from Grover Norquist but he's on the money here. The one thing that he does not say is the real reason for the supersizing and arming to the teeth of these pencil-pushers. Make no mistake; it's not about finding tax cheats. It's about silencing and intimidating the people into towing the junta line, and stepping on the neck of anyone who opposes them.

What happened at Mar-a-Lago, what happened to Roger Stone and Paul Manafort, what happened to Michael Flynn, what could have happened to the parents at the Loudon County school board meeting, the scores of hapless Americans still languishing as political prisoners in the Garland Archipelago in the wake of the J6 entrapment scam, and frankly what did happen to Ashli Babbitt and Roseanne Boyland is what is in store for all of us.

Take that to the bank.

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Posted by: J.J. Sefton at 07:35 AM




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1 WTFO??

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 17, 2022 07:35 AM (BRHaw)

2 Election round up.

I was too generous to Cheney, thinking she would get 35% of the vote. She didn't even get 30%. Possibly the worst performance by an incumbent in history.

Palin will win in AK.

Murkowski is not seeing the lead she should have in the early vote. She will very likely still advance to the general, but there is a larger than expected vote against her happening.

AK will literally take weeks to determine due to the ranked choice system.

Democrats were destroyed last night everywhere. MAGA turnout was extremely strong. Primary turnout is highly predictive of performance in the general. The results from AZ, MO, MI, WY, and AK should frighten Democrats.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 17, 2022 07:36 AM (5p7BC)

3 Second!

Posted by: Gooshy at August 17, 2022 07:37 AM (Sol8M)

4 Thank you, J.J.!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 17, 2022 07:37 AM (1n+EO)

5 First!

Posted by: Blackstone at August 17, 2022 07:37 AM (9byfS)

6 Present

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 17, 2022 07:37 AM (BFigT)

7 well crap.

Posted by: Gooshy at August 17, 2022 07:37 AM (Sol8M)

8 First

Posted by: Blackstone at August 17, 2022 07:37 AM (9byfS)

9 Moronin', Hourde!

Posted by: Hans O'Lo at August 17, 2022 07:38 AM (u7pQw)

10 Dang!!!

Posted by: Blackstone at August 17, 2022 07:38 AM (9byfS)

11 contact tracing and quarantine of exposed individuals are not recommended in any circumstances.

Dont say monkeypox!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 17, 2022 07:39 AM (BRHaw)

12 The IRS has four revolvers? Are they pearl handled?

Posted by: fd at August 17, 2022 07:39 AM (sn5EN)

13
The Center for Disease Control advises Republicans jubilant over the Cheney defeat that, due to MonkeyPox concerns, it is not time to start svcking each others dicks yet.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 17, 2022 07:39 AM (jE276)

14 "John Roberts Failure Has Set A Dangerous Precedent"


A good all-purpose headline.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 17, 2022 07:40 AM (9VUoo)

15

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 17, 2022 07:40 AM (SWi3y)

16 morning horde

top 20

and won my hockey game last night, so it'll be a good hump day!! even better if i'm the humper, and not the humpee.

either way, hope you get the position of your choice. covfefe is ready. on to the content...

Posted by: SturmToddler (WhsXQ) at August 17, 2022 07:40 AM (WhsXQ)

17 JJ - Murkowski didn't "win". It is a ranked choice jungle primary. Top 4 after ranking will advance to the general.

Don't black pill this. Murkowski is not doing very well here and will need massive Democrat votes in the general to hold her seat.

We won't know final results until after Sept 2nd.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 17, 2022 07:41 AM (5p7BC)

18 What isn't normal, what is worrying, is the glee with which many in America celebrate each new step guaranteed to make larger and larger slices of the population stop believing in the system's legitimacy. It’s things like Hillary Clinton selling merchandise with the slogan “But Her Emails” to celebrate the FBI’s raid on Donald Trump.

Anyone that pulled the lever for Hilldog is just scum! Plain old scum!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 17, 2022 07:41 AM (BRHaw)

19 Good morning morons and feliz cumpleanos JJ

JJ you make an important point. The IRS expansion is about audits yes, but it is more about using the tax power to threaten, intimidate, and control. Garnish wages, seize real property, and put opponents in jail.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 17, 2022 07:41 AM (EZebt)

20 Thanks, JJ. Many happy returns.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 17, 2022 07:41 AM (4I/2K)

21 hiya

Posted by: JT at August 17, 2022 07:42 AM (T4tVD)

22 The term representative implies representing the people who elected you. Liz Cheney portrays herself as noble as she does the exact opposite of representing her constituency.

Posted by: IanDeal at August 17, 2022 07:42 AM (MGjjz)

23
Brought up from Tech Thread:

Wyoming allows anyone to switch parties up until the day before the primary, pretty sure a metric a$$ ton of democrats switched parties to vote for the lizard because there were only 4,500 votes in the democrat primary versus 113,000 on the republican side. That's extremely lopsided even in Wyoming.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS)


Those 4,500 democrats are Biden's path to reelection. /s

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 17, 2022 07:42 AM (jE276)

24 The fourth place Republican in the Cheney primary appears to have more votes than the leading Fascist. Makes me think enthusiasm was pretty high in Wyoming. Thank you, Wyoming voters!

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 17, 2022 07:43 AM (9VUoo)

25 Those 4,500 democrats are Biden's path to reelection. /s
Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 17, 2022 07:42 AM (jE276)

They just need a little fortifying, thass all.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 17, 2022 07:43 AM (4I/2K)

26 Alternate headline:

"NYC To Pay for Illegal Immigrants To Infest Luxury Manhattan Hotel"

Posted by: fd at August 17, 2022 07:44 AM (sn5EN)

27 Down Goes Cheney! Down Goes Cheney!

Never Give Up Your Guns!

Rootin For Putin!

Free Buffalo Guy!

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 17, 2022 07:44 AM (X/UGK)

28 A recent survey (last week) by the Trafalgar Group found that 79% of Americans believe we have two tiers of justice – one system for politicians and D.C. insiders and another system for everyone else.

Once again proof positive that 1 out 5 people are just plain fucking nutz!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 17, 2022 07:44 AM (BRHaw)

29 Cheney's net worth increased nearly $30 million during her short tenure in congress. I would suggest that an investigation would be in order to see how she managed to do that, but unfortunately, there is no uncorrupted investigative body in the US to do so.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 17, 2022 07:44 AM (lTGtQ)

30 wow

4,500 votes in the democrat primary versus 113,000 on the republican side.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 17, 2022 07:45 AM (BRHaw)

31
Those 4,500 democrats are Biden's path to reelection. /s
Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 17, 2022 07:42 AM (jE276)

They just need a little fortifying, thass all.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 17, 2022 07:43 AM


LOL. You misspelled 'massive voter fraud'.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 17, 2022 07:46 AM (jE276)

32 Once again proof positive that 1 out 5 people are just plain fucking nutz!
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 17, 2022 07:44 AM (BRHaw)

The other 21% think there are three tiers.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 17, 2022 07:47 AM (+sIaE)

33 "Cheney's net worth increased nearly $30 million during her short tenure in congress."


Imagine President Trump siccing 87,000 armed IRS agents on the corrupt denizens of DC.


Yeah, fantasy, but still...

Posted by: davidt at August 17, 2022 07:48 AM (oTZbj)

34 Good morning, JJ. Good morning, Horde.

Posted by: Inogame, non alius regit at August 17, 2022 07:48 AM (53oGX)

35 17 Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 17, 2022 07:41 AM (5p7BC)

Duly noted, Dave. See above.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 17, 2022 07:48 AM (x0n13)

36 JJ, the link for the nuclear sub secrets spying conviction isn't working, I don't think.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 17, 2022 07:48 AM (9VUoo)

37 Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip's phone at August 17, 2022 07:49 AM (MwTOW)

38 22 The term representative implies representing the people who elected you. Liz Cheney portrays herself as noble as she does the exact opposite of representing her constituency.
Posted by: IanDeal at August 17, 2022 07:42 AM (MGjjz)

Feckless toadying to people who seek to own humanity is noble?

Boy, is my moral compass messed up....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 17, 2022 07:49 AM (+sIaE)

39 Once again proof positive that 1 out 5 people are just plain fucking nutz!
Posted by: rhennigantx

But they're not fucking cashews because cashews are a legume.

Posted by: JT at August 17, 2022 07:49 AM (T4tVD)

40 Cheney's net worth increased nearly $30 million during her short tenure in congress. I would suggest that an investigation would be in order to see how she managed to do that, but unfortunately, there is no uncorrupted investigative body in the US to do so.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 17, 2022 07:44 AM (lTGtQ)
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I can assure you that 87,000 IRS will remain studiously disinterested.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 17, 2022 07:50 AM (EZebt)

41 "couldn't care less"

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at August 17, 2022 07:50 AM (JVCkA)

42 36 JJ, the link for the nuclear sub secrets spying conviction isn't working, I don't think.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 17, 2022 07:48 AM (9VUoo)


Fixed. Thanks.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 17, 2022 07:50 AM (x0n13)

43 Remember how well the Obama/Biden American Recovery and Reinvestment Act worked? That one only cost $831 Billion dollars.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at August 17, 2022 07:52 AM (flINI)

44 The IRS expansion really agitates me

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at August 17, 2022 07:52 AM (gbzeC)

45 43 Remember how well the Obama/Biden American Recovery and Reinvestment Act worked? That one only cost $831 Billion dollars.
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at August 17, 2022 07:52 AM (flINI)

Remember: $831 Billion dollars EVERY YEAR. It's now baked into the cake. As is this probably.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 17, 2022 07:53 AM (x0n13)

46 Ah, cool JJ!

Theory is that not very many people who voted against Murk put her in as 2nd choice. Once those 2nd choice votes are distributed, she will fall. Could end up in 2nd or 3rd.

Kind of a repeat of WA-03 where early count is a poor indicator.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 17, 2022 07:53 AM (5p7BC)

47 Don't you think some of these RINO pubs would take a screaming clue from the voters?

Posted by: Tom at August 17, 2022 07:53 AM (UC9jk)

48 Happy Birthday J.J.!

Good point by Eric Trump -- if there were nuke codes, why no urgency?:

"I mean they pulled the warrant on Friday, they didn't actually execute the warrant until Monday. So when I hear about these nonsense speculations about nuclear codes. So FBI agents were so busy over a weekend, over nuclear codes they waited four days. I mean it's nonsense. It’s absolutely phishing."

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at August 17, 2022 07:54 AM (Dc2NZ)

49 > 38 22 The term representative implies representing the people who elected you. Liz Cheney portrays herself as noble as she does the exact opposite of representing her constituency.
______________

TBH they all do this. It's about the money and power.

Mostly the money. Also the power.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 17, 2022 07:54 AM (BFigT)

50 And PDT fires another swamp creature.

But, I guess since it didn't happen while PDT was president, it doesn't count.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 17, 2022 07:54 AM (5pTK/)

51 Nanzi Pelosi recruited Liz to make her J6 execution squad look bipartisan. Liz took the bait, and, like a rat, it killed her.

Posted by: Caliban at August 17, 2022 07:54 AM (HgGBT)

52 The IRS expansion really agitates me

It scares the crap out of me. I keep pretty good records but I wonder how they are going to deal with people like me who have a lot of cash sales?

Posted by: jewells45 at August 17, 2022 07:55 AM (nxdel)

53 The IRS ad is seeking heartless psychopaths who will enjoy cruelling harming taxpayers regardless of the ethics or morals of the situation.

Posted by: Tom at August 17, 2022 07:55 AM (UC9jk)

54 I can assure you that 87,000 IRS will remain studiously disinterested.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 17, 2022 07:50 AM (EZebt)

***

True. They'll be much more interested in the gal out there selling Beanie Babies on ebay.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at August 17, 2022 07:55 AM (flINI)

55 Let the utter USELESSNESS and FAILURE of the McConnell and Luntz-McCarthy team pass unnoticed.

Thanks for nothing. How much has your net worth increased, hmm?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 17, 2022 07:55 AM (EZebt)

56
The IRS expansion really agitates me

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at August 17, 2022 07:52 AM


If you are angry and can drive a truck, give us a call!

Posted by: Albert Qaeda at August 17, 2022 07:56 AM (jE276)

57 LASue and m, ICYMI I replied near the end of the tech thread.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 17, 2022 07:56 AM (4I/2K)

58 Alternate headline:

"Fiat Will Stop Building Chargers, Challengers in Favor of Electric Cars"

Posted by: fd at August 17, 2022 07:57 AM (sn5EN)

59 100 days have passed since the infamous leak of the U.S. Supreme Court’s majority draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and Americans are still no closer to finding out the identity of the leaker than the day the draft decision was published.

Whats funny is that when PDT is re elected the leakers will step forward and claim they were doing the right thing!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 17, 2022 07:57 AM (BRHaw)

60 We already knew this here, but 44% of expectant mothers who participated in the Pfizer covid vaccine trials lost their babies (22 out of 50 pregnant women).

Despite this, Pfizer and the government continued to insist that the vaccine was safe for pregnant "people." And the government is still recommending jabs for pregnant women today, even though there has been a huge spike in spontaneous abortions and miscarriages worldwide in the past few years, no doubt due to the vaccines.

https://tinyurl.com/mry9x68m

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at August 17, 2022 07:57 AM (MvHI3)

61 Tim Scott Says He’s Not Running for President But His New Book Tells a Different Story

==

Whoa, this kind of insinuates he's got a notion to run for president? That's interesting, if true. Tim Scott is my senator. My solid support for him over the last few short years has absolutely plummeted. He has all the charisma of a wet rag. He's a fence sitter at best. If he has designs on the presidency, he's got delusions of grandeur that will never materialize.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 17, 2022 07:57 AM (sVtYq)

62 More coffee...

Posted by: dantesed at August 17, 2022 07:59 AM (88xKn)

63 Despite this, Pfizer and the government continued to insist that the vaccine was safe for pregnant "people." And the government is still recommending jabs for pregnant women today, even though there has been a huge spike in spontaneous abortions and miscarriages worldwide in the past few years, no doubt due to the vaccines.

Should be headline news. Media strangely not reporting on it.

Posted by: jewells45 at August 17, 2022 08:00 AM (nxdel)

64 He's a fence sitter at best. If he has designs on the presidency, he's got delusions of grandeur that will never materialize.
Posted by: Lady in Black at August 17, 2022 07:57 AM (sVtYq)
===

To be fair, they all have delusions of grandeur.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 17, 2022 08:00 AM (EZebt)

65 During the Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference on Wednesday, Ford CEO Jim Farley stated that he expects to see the cost of making electric vehicles fall in the coming years, allowing them to be sold for as cheap as $25,000.

1. They will be built in China
b. They will suck
iii. There will never be an elec car less than $39k

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 17, 2022 08:00 AM (BRHaw)

66 "That's interesting, if true. Tim Scott is my senator. My solid support for him over the last few short years has absolutely plummeted. He has all the charisma of a wet rag. He's a fence sitter at best. If he has designs on the presidency, he's got delusions of grandeur that will never materialize."

*Fist-Bump*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 17, 2022 08:01 AM (1n+EO)

67 Every Senator when looking in the mirror, sees a President.

Stuff Jefferson Said, Vol II

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 17, 2022 08:01 AM (4I/2K)

68 33 "Cheney's net worth increased nearly $30 million during her short tenure in congress."

Imagine President Trump siccing 87,000 armed IRS agents on the corrupt denizens of DC.

Yeah, fantasy, but still... Posted by: davidt
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If Trump wants to actually govern, he will have to go after Congress critters like Mitch with investigations involving foreign ties.

By opening investigations into them, the shoe would be on the other foot where the Congressional conspirators suddenly have to worry about process crimes.

Cleaning up Congress would be a popular bipartisan activity as even the left and right agree--no one likes these petty despots.

Posted by: whig at August 17, 2022 08:02 AM (CXr4y)

69 Did anyone notice the "arc of history" claptrap from Liz?

Pure neo-Marxism.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at August 17, 2022 08:02 AM (JVCkA)

70 Cheney's net worth increased nearly $30 million during her short tenure in congress. I would suggest that an investigation would be in order to see how she managed to do that, but unfortunately, there is no uncorrupted investigative body in the US to do so.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 17, 2022 07:44 AM (lTGtQ)
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She's just an extremely shrewd and capable businesswoman. Like Elon Musk, only more presidential!

/sarc

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 17, 2022 08:02 AM (YIVH2)

71
Way back when, the IRS stored tax records on tape reels. In a local IRS location they somehow 'lost' some of the reels. Five years after the fact my business started getting dunning letters claiming a weekly tax payment wasn't made. The basement of the business got flooded where 'my side' of the records were stored and I had no proof. It went on for years. They finally 'took' the money from the corporate bank account.

So 87,000 more agents should scare the shit out of any person in business. More people equals more screw ups.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 17, 2022 08:02 AM (jE276)

72 There are frequent CDC / Ad Council commercials on the radio telling pregnant women that getting vaccinated is the smart thing to do. For you and your baby.

I haven't gone on an Ad Council rant lately, but they are as damaging as any other corrupt government organization and should be abolished. It's another propaganda arm of the Feds that we pay for.

Posted by: fd at August 17, 2022 08:02 AM (sn5EN)

73 As with any fascistic movement, green propaganda is hyperbolic, primal, and terrifying: rising seas, flooding, super fires, extreme weather, burning heat—and anyone who says otherwise is the enemy.

You forgot the Jew Weather Machines!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 17, 2022 08:03 AM (BRHaw)

74 I foresee the big car manufacturers trying to outrun one another in a woke competition to kill production of their gas-fueled cars for electric. The avalanche is already starting, first with Ford, now Dodge. Maybe all the empty car lots who can't get any inventory on their lots is a hidden plan to make it all the harder to buy gas-powered vehicles altogether. What I hope happens is that they spend $millions making these things and nobody buys them. This is all woke driven. And I hope they reap their just rewards.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 17, 2022 08:03 AM (sVtYq)

75 57 LASue and m, ICYMI I replied near the end of the tech thread.
Posted by: Count de Mon

Thanks

Posted by: LASue at August 17, 2022 08:03 AM (Ed8Zd)

76 I read that article on the Krauts, electric heaters, and the power grid. While living in Erie, the boiler conked out. The landlord brought some electric space heaters over until the boiler could be fixed.This took about a week as the old monster needed replaced. My Penelec bill was pretty consistent, about $30-35 a month. Five days running that little heater maybe 12 hours a day doubled it for the month. So lets get a zillion cars plugged in.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 17, 2022 08:04 AM (lz5hY)

77 Soros is still at work, I see, embedding his evil beliefs into the fabric of the federal bureaucracy.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 17, 2022 08:05 AM (9VUoo)

78 "Don't take the brown acid."

-Thos. Jefferson, 1801

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at August 17, 2022 08:05 AM (flINI)

79 Please note that Cheney invokes Lincoln to explain her treason. The cult of Lincoln needs to be retired. It got the largest percentage of Americans killed under one president in our history. Maybe the Constitution isn't a Suicide Pact? Maybe? Oddly, secessionist states claiming themselves Sanctuaries are above the Lincoln Law.

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 17, 2022 08:05 AM (KY22T)

80 Cheney's net worth increased nearly $30 million during her short tenure in congress. I would suggest that an investigation would be in order to see how she managed to do that, but unfortunately, there is no uncorrupted investigative body in the US to do so.

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This turns my stomach. And you can bet your bottom dollar it's the norm. Why is this allowed to happen? Each and every member of Congress should be required to disclose their personal financial worth each and every year they "serve." Like charity organizations are required to do.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 17, 2022 08:06 AM (sVtYq)

81 From Pixy's thread below:

Biden Inflation Act Promises Tax Credit Worth Up To $7,500 For New Electric Vehicle Buyers – Ford Increases Price Of Electric Vehicles By Up to $8,500
_____________

Yea, FordMoCo is grifting off this bullshit. However they're also making it harder to buy an EV. Almost as if they're either not fully onboard with the program and are trying to;
1. Tank it
or
2. Not have to build many EV's

If Ford was truly on board with the EVangelicals they'd make them as easy to by as a F-150. But they're not. Perhaps they know the end goal is really no personal transportation.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 17, 2022 08:06 AM (BFigT)

82 Did anyone notice the outfit that Liz Cheney was wearing last night? It look like some kind of costume.

Posted by: dantesed at August 17, 2022 08:06 AM (88xKn)

83 66 "That's interesting, if true. Tim Scott is my senator. My solid support for him over the last few short years has absolutely plummeted. He has all the charisma of a wet rag. He's a fence sitter at best. If he has designs on the presidency, he's got delusions of grandeur that will never materialize."

*Fist-Bump*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice
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Scott is positioned to run as a favorite son in SC GOP primary against Trump or DeSantis. Same reason Lady Lindsay ran in 2016.
GOPe runs the same strategy over and over again--smears, going to Dems for political support (see Cheney for example), raising gobs of money for negative ads, and using multiple willing no-hopers to run as 'true conservatives'. Some of these 'true' conservatives are ringers with scanty backgrounds to demonstrate any commitment to action rather than purty words while others are simply there for a paycheck.

Posted by: whig at August 17, 2022 08:06 AM (CXr4y)

84 Cheney's net worth increased nearly $30 million during her short tenure in congress."

Dan Crenshaw approves

Posted by: 7man at August 17, 2022 08:06 AM (qwO6y)

85 Cheney s optics last night was a theatrical failure. She wanted to look like she understood and loved the wide open Wyoming spaces with a podium set up in a ranch hayfield. Instead her dad looked like a man between a rock and a hard place( he was seated right up against a rock) and it highlighted how Cheney has spent so little time in Wyoming she did not have a physical HQ. The ranch hands in cowboy hats were a nice touch and likely got a bonus for showing up.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 17, 2022 08:06 AM (1C6mk)

86 Only a member of the junta could confidently consider a run for higher office after getting shlubbed in an election of a few thousand votes.

Because being rejected by the voters in such a lop-sided way imparts no shame whatsoever. F*ck da voters!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 17, 2022 08:07 AM (EZebt)

87 Good point by Eric Trump -- if there were nuke codes, why no urgency?:

"I mean they pulled the warrant on Friday, they didn't actually execute the warrant until Monday. So when I hear about these nonsense speculations about nuclear codes. So FBI agents were so busy over a weekend, over nuclear codes they waited four days. I mean it's nonsense. It’s absolutely phishing."
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It's not just that they waited over the weekend for this absolutely vital national security information, Trump had been out of office nearly two years. If the documents he had were so damn sensitive and urgent, why didn't the FBI and DOJ go after them a lot sooner -- like in January or February of 2021?

Letting the evil Trump retain those vitally important and highly urgent national security records for nearly two years was the height of malfeasance and irresponsibility by the DOJ!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at August 17, 2022 08:07 AM (MvHI3)

88 What is it with Prince George's County, MD (in this case, re: face masks)? I lived in upper middle class, Karen-rich Howard County for quite a while, and it was never as crazy lib as PGC.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at August 17, 2022 08:07 AM (Dc2NZ)

89 Job One for the GOP: Kill the Inflation Reduction Act

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I haven't seen this anywhere, but did any Republican, either House or Senate, vote for that piece of garbage bill?

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 17, 2022 08:07 AM (sVtYq)

90 I haven't seen this anywhere, but did any Republican, either House or Senate, vote for that piece of garbage bill?

No.

Posted by: Squid at August 17, 2022 08:08 AM (MHrAQ)

91 I'm more worried about Biden having sensitive nuclear information than Trump.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 17, 2022 08:08 AM (6FeV1)

92 We've been saying all summer that Alaska has put a completely weird voting system in place.

of course the biggest problem in Sarah Palin's race is that she and Nick Begich are splitting the R vote, leaving a big window for the Dem to sneak in a win.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 17, 2022 08:09 AM (r46W7)

93 “When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing - When you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors - When you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you - When you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice - You may know that your society is doomed.” - Ayn Rand

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 17, 2022 08:09 AM (wUiVU)

94 52 The IRS expansion really agitates me

It scares the crap out of me. I keep pretty good records but I wonder how they are going to deal with people like me who have a lot of cash sales?

Posted by: jewells45
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Hire professionals. Former IRS agents often leave the agency to become CPA's and they know the ropes as well as the local agents. Same as hiring a former prosecutor as defense attorney.

Posted by: whig at August 17, 2022 08:09 AM (CXr4y)

95 "Scott is positioned to run as a favorite son in SC GOP primary against Trump or DeSantis. Same reason Lady Lindsay ran in 2016. "

Scott needs to understand that 'Least Worse" in a Senate run is not the same as 'Preferred candidate' in a Presidential run.

The Senator is getting too far over his skis.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 17, 2022 08:09 AM (1n+EO)

96 Morning all.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 17, 2022 08:10 AM (LNtgV)

97 Hire professionals. Former IRS agents often leave the agency to become CPA's and they know the ropes as well as the local agents. Same as hiring a former prosecutor as defense attorney.
Posted by: whig
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Yeah, not everyone can afford that.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 17, 2022 08:10 AM (wUiVU)

98 Ayn Rand
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 17, 2022 08:09 AM (wUiVU)

I don't know who this Ayn guy is, but he sounds pretty sexist to me.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 17, 2022 08:11 AM (6FeV1)

99 89 Job One for the GOP: Kill the Inflation Reduction Act
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I haven't seen this anywhere, but did any Republican, either House or Senate, vote for that piece of garbage bill?
Posted by: Lady in Black at August 17, 2022 08:07 AM (sVtYq)


I believe no one in the GOP voted for it. That said, the headline and premise of the article is laughable, considering Obamacare most especially, let alone every other piece of socialist crap since the New Deal. Even Ike did nothing to try and repeal it all, and he should have.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 17, 2022 08:11 AM (x0n13)

100 Please note that Cheney invokes Lincoln to explain her treason. The cult of Lincoln needs to be retired. It got the largest percentage of Americans killed under one president in our history.
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That is about as twisted a version of history as I can imagine. The Civil War was all Lincoln's fault, in your universe?

We don't have enough problems here and now? We should re-fight history nearly two centuries ago all over again?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 17, 2022 08:11 AM (9VUoo)

101 89. No.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 17, 2022 08:11 AM (1C6mk)

102 I'm more worried about Biden having sensitive nuclear information than Trump.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 17, 2022 08:08 AM (6FeV1)

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You think those in power have let Joey Stankfinger see or have access to those codes?

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at August 17, 2022 08:12 AM (flINI)

103 I haven't seen this anywhere, but did any Republican, either House or Senate, vote for that piece of garbage bill?
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No, just like Obamacare, this is a Dem production.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 17, 2022 08:12 AM (wUiVU)

104 GOP isn't even effective as a speed bump.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 17, 2022 08:13 AM (wUiVU)

105 Today, the governor is hosting the signing ceremony for H.B. 2853, which will provide every family in Arizona with an “empowerment scholarship account” (ESA) and an annual $7,000 per child to take to any educational institution of their choice, including private schools, religious schools, and homeschool programs.

If DeSantis would do this with Federal Dollars he would be elected Kings for Life!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 17, 2022 08:13 AM (BRHaw)

106 Those IRS agents have all had firearms training, right?

Posted by: Ziba at August 17, 2022 08:14 AM (4h9M3)

107 Why would 87k new eye our ess employees even be necessary in an increasingly automated, electronic digital internet panopticon?

There's probably something more nefarious afoot. If I had to guess, it involves firearm confiscation amongst the decent peaceable citizenry, but that may just be my natural skepticism or cynicism speaking, before my caffeine levels have been normalized.

I doubt there would be any legal nexus for this, but as has been amply demonstrated leftists have only a tenuous grasp on legality, and no one to stop them, so why not?

Posted by: Common Tater at August 17, 2022 08:14 AM (yrttK)

108 86 Only a member of the junta could confidently consider a run for higher office after getting shlubbed in an election of a few thousand votes.

Because being rejected by the voters in such a lop-sided way imparts no shame whatsoever. F*ck da voters!
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 17, 2022 08:07 AM (EZebt)

I was noting last night that her financial promoters have missed something big - if she had made a close race last night, she could have built on that to justify future runs. But losing by 37 points? Those are laughingstock numbers, and nobody builds a political career on being a national laughingstock.

Not to mention that *both* left and right hate her now.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 17, 2022 08:14 AM (r46W7)

109 The best part about the Cheney loss is that she was polling 27 points behind Harriet Hageman. But last night she lost by 37 points.

Even the polls showing a massive Cheney loss were understated.

Posted by: Caiwyn at August 17, 2022 08:14 AM (w+Ywy)

110 GOPe won't try to kill the economic reduction act. They'll try to 'improve' it so they get a piece of the action, as in how they tried to get a piece of Obamaocare.

Posted by: davidt at August 17, 2022 08:15 AM (oTZbj)

111 Appalachian prepper lady reads persimmon seeds (folklore) to predict the winter.

https://youtu.be/jma75zdFu9w

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 17, 2022 08:15 AM (4I/2K)

112 Shot
However, state law says it can “impose sanctions only for violation of the statute, not for violations of JCOPE’s rules.”
Chaser
Governor Cuomo’s attorney Rita Glavin said in a statement that the rule of law prevailed and exposed the ethics commission’s “utter lawlessness” against the former New York leader.
“JCOPE’s conduct was shameful, unlawful, and a waste of taxpayer’s funds,” Glavin said.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 17, 2022 08:15 AM (BRHaw)

113 97. I believe the number of Tax resolution companies that advertise endlessly on radio were created by former IRS agents. I am sure they joined turbo tax in lobbying for this expansion.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 17, 2022 08:15 AM (1C6mk)

114 Palin will win in AK.

AK will literally take weeks to determine due to the ranked choice system.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 17, 2022 07:36 AM (5p7BC)
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Mary Peltola DEM
Sarah Palin GOP
Nick Begich GOP

The Dem is ahead and last I heard is the Republicans are worried that the 2 Republicans are splitting the Republican vote.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 17, 2022 08:15 AM (NpAcC)

115 Two Oklahoma school districts get "downgraded" for sneaking racist CRT into teaching pedagogies, and it costs them actual money.

Excellent news.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 17, 2022 08:16 AM (9VUoo)

116 The IRS expansion followed by increased audits and general harassment will force a lot of folks who deal in cash into an underground economy. Barbers, lawnkeepers, to a lesser extent cabdrivers, and others will just say the hell with it and close the business and go the cash under the table route.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 17, 2022 08:16 AM (lz5hY)

117 Given the absolute beat down Cheney took last night I wonder how big her reward will be. She clearly has no constituency in the emerging Republican party and Democrats have no use for other than to use as a tool to split the party.

And even if she is given money and position in the private sector I don't care. She's already rich beyond measure and she will soon be out of my life forever.

If I was Pelosi or any of the other lackwits on the Jan 6th committee I might take a pause and see just how bad this crap is going down with at least half the country. We aren't ashamed and we aren't afraid and you are just pissing us off more.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 17, 2022 08:16 AM (ZLI7S)

118 There's probably something more nefarious afoot. If I had to guess, it involves firearm confiscation amongst the decent peaceable citizenry, but that may just be my natural skepticism or cynicism speaking, before my caffeine levels have been normalized.

Posted by: Common Tater at August 17, 2022 08:14 AM (yrttK)
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At the moment the IRS only has around 4,600 guns. Not enough for the 87,000 new agents. They'll need to get more guns from *somewhere* so why not steal them directly from the citizens subjects?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 17, 2022 08:16 AM (YIVH2)

119 How Many of Biden’s New IRS Agents Will Be Packing Heat — And How Many of Us Will They Target?

With the exception of the Presidential Protection Detail, US Marshals, and Border Patrol, no civilian federal agent should be armed as part of their job.

If the FBI wants to arrest someone, they should have to enlist the local police.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at August 17, 2022 08:17 AM (z99Zw)

120 Tim Scott is the Cory Booker of the Rep party. Any presidential campaign he mounts will follow the same trajectory.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 17, 2022 08:17 AM (r46W7)

121 If the documents he had were so damn sensitive and urgent, why didn't the FBI and DOJ go after them a lot sooner -- like in January or February of 2021?


Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at August 17, 2022 08:07 AM (MvHI3)

So they don't change their nuclear codes between presidents? There was/is a secret phone number Trump could call, and using his nuclear codes, launch a nuclear attack?

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at August 17, 2022 08:17 AM (CCf67)

122 If I was Pelosi or any of the other lackwits on the Jan 6th committee I might take a pause and see just how bad this crap is going down with at least half the country. We aren't ashamed and we aren't afraid and you are just pissing us off more.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 17, 2022 08:16 AM (ZLI7S)
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You are assuming any of those lackwits are capable of even a shred of self-reflection. Clearly they are not.

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

123 I swear if I see the word "accountability" from our side one more time.......

Honestly it comes up every day. What "we" aren't saying when we talk about accountability is what it would mean. And the reason we won't talk about that, but shroud it under this big feelgood word, is that it will NEVER happen.

The form it would take is jailtime at a minimum. Mass firings. And perhaps much, much more. But we say "accountability" in the same way "we" used to talk about "repealing and replacing" ObamaCare. It's a faux comforting garbage word.

Posted by: ... at August 17, 2022 08:18 AM (feqn2)

124 Hey ellipsis.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 17, 2022 08:18 AM (wUiVU)

125 61 He has all the charisma of a wet rag. He's a fence sitter at best. If he has designs on the presidency, he's got delusions of grandeur that will never materialize.
Posted by: Lady in Black at August 17, 2022 07:57 AM (sVtYq)

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His recent moves feel like donors saying they'll fund his presidential campaign if he plays ball.

I hope he runs. The clown car of Trump Killers isn't stuffed full enough yet. I need David French to be drafted again.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 08:18 AM (LvTSG)

126 Hello SMH sweetheart. I hope you are well.

Posted by: ... at August 17, 2022 08:19 AM (feqn2)

127 18 What isn't normal, what is worrying, is the glee with which many in America celebrate each new step guaranteed to make larger and larger slices of the population stop believing in the system's legitimacy. It’s things like Hillary Clinton selling merchandise with the slogan “But Her Emails” to celebrate the FBI’s raid on Donald Trump.

Anyone that pulled the lever for Hilldog is just scum! Plain old scum!

Posted by: rhennigantx
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Most of them believe in claptrap like the End of History or Progress or the World is Flat. Essentially, they are the partiers in the castle in Poe's Masque of the Red Death. As Talleyrand described the Bourbon royal line, "They know nothing and forget nothing."

Posted by: whig at August 17, 2022 08:19 AM (CXr4y)

128 The Senator is getting too far over his skis.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


We all know what happened last time someone got "too far over his skis".

ABC Wide World of Sports and the agony of da feet.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 17, 2022 08:19 AM (LNtgV)

129 I'm okay.

Glad that Liz lost for the Horde's sake.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 17, 2022 08:20 AM (wUiVU)

130 Eric Trump: We Can Release Surveillance Footage of FBI Raid ‘At the Right Time’

And when, exactly, will that be? When you've reached some nebulous fund-raising amount? When the MFM has twisted Americans' attention to some other shiny object? When the Dems dismiss the MAL raid as "old news?"

FFS, I am sick to the back teeth of this worn-out skirt-lifting tease act. Either release the footage now or STFU.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 17, 2022 08:20 AM (AW0uW)

131 >>You are assuming any of those lackwits are capable of even a shred of self-reflection. Clearly they are not.

Most likely not. But if there is one thing all of them are keenly aware of it's the mood of the electorate. They've been walking on us for decades but we were never organized to fight back. We are now.

That silly red hat doesn't look so silly now.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 17, 2022 08:20 AM (ZLI7S)

132 My county ( yes, the entire county ) has about 6,500 registered Republicans, 350 registered Democrats, and 530 registered "nonpartisan". Actual turnout was 4k R, 88 D, and 44 np. However, only 13 0f 19 precincts are complete, so I won't see solid numbers until later today. Early indications show that Liz still got some Republican votes. So even Wyoming has homegrown neverTrumpers.

Posted by: Rocky Mountain High at August 17, 2022 08:20 AM (IxVKZ)

133 Let us not forget that Liz Cheney won her 2020 primary against Blake Stanley by 47%.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 08:20 AM (LvTSG)

134 And I am glad, as I said on the other thread, that Cheney lost. I did not think that would happen.

That being said, I don't think Palin will win, but will be happy to be wrong.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 17, 2022 08:20 AM (AW0uW)

135 If the FBI wants to arrest someone, they should have to enlist the local police.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic
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Used to be that way until Hoover got his way in the 30's. Federal lawbreakers until the 1870's were kept in state or local prisons.

Posted by: whig at August 17, 2022 08:21 AM (CXr4y)

136 There are a few organizations that could step in and save Alaska from this rank voting shit show.
The RNC and the Alaska GOP could put national pressure on the candidates that didn't win the most votes to bow out.
The RNSC and the RNCC have to apply that same pressure and only give money to the leading vote getter in their party. It won't happen.

Posted by: lowandslow at August 17, 2022 08:21 AM (qH6FZ)

137 The Senator is getting too far over his skis.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

We all know what happened last time someone got "too far over his skis".

ABC Wide World of Sports and the agony of da feet.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 17, 2022 08:19 AM (LNtgV)

Yeppers.

Posted by: Sonny Bono at August 17, 2022 08:21 AM (4I/2K)

138 Eric Trump: We Can Release Surveillance Footage of FBI Raid ‘At the Right Time’

And when, exactly, will that be? When you've reached some nebulous fund-raising amount? When the MFM has twisted Americans' attention to some other shiny object? When the Dems dismiss the MAL raid as "old news?"

FFS, I am sick to the back teeth of this worn-out skirt-lifting tease act. Either release the footage now or STFU.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing
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This^

This is a big reason why I trust none of them, even Trump, because of bullshit like this.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 17, 2022 08:22 AM (wUiVU)

139 We do have a CPA that does our taxes every year. I guess my question, or point is...since I have a lot of cash sales and my only record of them is what I write down in my book are they going to take my word for it? Or will there be some new rule I have to abide by as far as cash sales go?

Posted by: jewells45 at August 17, 2022 08:22 AM (nxdel)

140 PJ Media discovered a lawsuit called Bray v. Planned Parenthood in which Lasley was one of the defense attorneys on behalf of the abortion giant. Is it a coincidence that likely illegal alien Lourdes Gomez just happened to get a lawyer connected to Planned Parenthood after Planned Parenthood activist and abortion doctor Caitlin Bernard used the woman’s daughter as the poster child for abortion on demand in a post-Roe media campaign?

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 17, 2022 08:23 AM (BRHaw)

141 Seeing Fat Ass Liz's concession speech....who are all the dumb asses who would attend such an event.

I counted at least 2 dozen smooth brained attendees.

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 17, 2022 08:23 AM (X/UGK)

142 Democrats were destroyed last night everywhere. MAGA turnout was extremely strong. Primary turnout is highly predictive of performance in the general. The results from AZ, MO, MI, WY, and AK should frighten Democrats.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 17, 2022 07:36 AM (5p7BC)

To play devil's advocate, MI has Dominion. Whitler already had about 4 potential R Governor opponents disqualified for ballot sigs.

Despite this, I'm an optimist.

Posted by: clutch at August 17, 2022 08:24 AM (9UmRs)

143 Noting Liz Cheney's post-defeat comments only confirms what we've learned about our progressive elite: they are completely, psychologically incapable of humility. That is to say, they are categorically mentally ill.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 17, 2022 08:24 AM (H8QX8)

144 Jewells, Ex-ex is in the same boat in regards to his sidework. Not everyone pays by credit card or debit.

And yeah, I fully expect news rules regarding cash transactions, to phase out cash in the long run.

Gotta get everyone to use digital only.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 17, 2022 08:24 AM (wUiVU)

145 Germany Could Face Power Grid Collapse Due to Soaring Demand For Electric Heaters

I feel so bad for them...no, wait, not that...what's that thing where you laugh when someone's stupidity causes them grief? That's what I'm feeling.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at August 17, 2022 08:24 AM (z99Zw)

146 The best part about the Cheney loss is that she was polling 27 points behind Harriet Hageman. But last night she lost by 37 points.

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Wow, that is what I call a humiliating shellacking.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 17, 2022 08:25 AM (sVtYq)

147 142 To play devil's advocate, MI has Dominion. Whitler already had about 4 potential R Governor opponents disqualified for ballot sigs.

Despite this, I'm an optimist.
Posted by: clutch at August 17, 2022 08:24 AM (9UmRs)

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Doesn't Wyoming have Dominion?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 08:25 AM (LvTSG)

148 139 We do have a CPA that does our taxes every year. I guess my question, or point is...since I have a lot of cash sales and my only record of them is what I write down in my book are they going to take my word for it? Or will there be some new rule I have to abide by as far as cash sales go?
Posted by: jewells45 at August 17, 2022 08:22 AM (nxdel)

Don't think there's any sort of new rule like that. If the IRS wanted to make a case against you they'd probably look at your bank accounts and such and question where you got your money, trying to argue that the wealth you have exceeds the income you reported.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 17, 2022 08:25 AM (b2nrj)

149 Just stopped at Walmart to get some dog food for the Sheriff who takes in older rescue dogs he has about 30 right now, the price stayed the same but the bags went from 20 pounds to 18.5 pounds.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 17, 2022 08:25 AM (bVYXr)

150 109 The best part about the Cheney loss is that she was polling 27 points behind Harriet Hageman. But last night she lost by 37 points.

Even the polls showing a massive Cheney loss were understated.
Posted by: Caiwyn at August 17, 2022 08:14 AM (w+Ywy)

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And those were polls trying to get it right. So, definitely believe that the polls of general election races taken in August are 100% accurate. Because polling hasn't proven itself to be thoroughly broken over the past decade.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 08:26 AM (LvTSG)

151 111 Appalachian prepper lady reads persimmon seeds (folklore) to predict the winter.

https://youtu.be/jma75zdFu9w
Posted by: Count de Monet at August 17, 2022 08:15 AM (4I/2K)
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I like Patera at Appalachian Homestead.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at August 17, 2022 08:26 AM (Dc2NZ)

152 Gotta love shrinkflation.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 17, 2022 08:26 AM (wUiVU)

153 And the cherry on top of Liz Cheney losing is that Hagemen is solid, knows the issues and can articulate them.

I've watched numerous interviews of her and have been very impressed by her.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 17, 2022 08:27 AM (5jd9x)

154 Right that is how they do it. Tyson did that with my favorite chicken strips

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 08:27 AM (WY8d2)

155 We do have a CPA that does our taxes every year. I guess my question, or point is...since I have a lot of cash sales and my only record of them is what I write down in my book are they going to take my word for it? Or will there be some new rule I have to abide by as far as cash sales go?
Posted by: jewells45 at August 17, 2022 08:22 AM (nxdel)

Ask your CPA about current best practice for cash receipts. Used to be that using a Cash Receipts book of properly and completely filled out carbonless forms (one for you, one for buyer) was sufficient documentation.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 17, 2022 08:27 AM (4I/2K)

156 The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) uncovered and destroyed an underground terror tunnel dug from Gaza into Israel, the Israeli media reported Monday.

Pumping in 500 gallons of super unleaded and a few road flares stops this real fast!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 17, 2022 08:27 AM (BRHaw)

157 Cheney needs to do something about that stupid facial expression she puts on for DEMOCRACY.

Posted by: Ziba at August 17, 2022 08:27 AM (4h9M3)

158 So, after Liz Cheney's successful defeat in her congressional run she can now be positioned for a successful defeat in a presidential run?

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 17, 2022 08:28 AM (BFigT)

159 SMH I think that's where this will all end up at some point. I have no problem with credit card sales. It's usually 60/40 at my shows. Obviously I lose about 2 to 3% but that's the price of doing business I guess.

Posted by: jewells45 at August 17, 2022 08:28 AM (nxdel)

160 I am really amused and amazed that after the full court press put on by Romney and Dick Cheney and all of the usual suspects, Miss Piggy couldn't even break the 30% mark. It's been reported that she raised close to $100 million for this race; if she had spent it, that would have been about $2000 spent for each vote she managed to get. (of course she didn't spend much of it, because all those "donations" weren't about winning this race, they were about setting her up with independent wealth so she could continue to be a deep state lickspittle for the next 2 years, at least.

Also nice to see the shreds of Dick Cheney's reputation crash and burn along with his daughter's.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 17, 2022 08:28 AM (r46W7)

161 So, at this point, House Republicans have to figure that there is an 80% chance of getting bumped off by going against Trump in the most public of ways.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 08:28 AM (LvTSG)

162 Another bus load of illegals just arrived in NYC. LOLGF, Eric Adams.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 17, 2022 08:28 AM (zm+d5)

163 I may be audited. I fit within the profile of small, sole-proprietorship LLC which does some cash business. I keep good records but does that even mean anything to these "eaters of substance"?

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 17, 2022 08:28 AM (H8QX8)

164 158 So, after Liz Cheney's successful defeat in her congressional run she can now be positioned for a successful defeat in a presidential run?
Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 17, 2022 08:28 AM (BFigT)

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Yes.

She is the one to save the GOP from Trumpism. It's obvious. Send her money, liberals. Send her all of your money.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 08:29 AM (LvTSG)

165 Liz Cheney is a hero to me... She can come and live with me in my ditch in Crawford TX

Posted by: Cindy Sheehan at August 17, 2022 08:29 AM (flINI)

166 Want to hear a real horror story. Few years back when the US Senate opened up in Wyo, Cheney was offered it on a silver platter by Wyo GOP. she declined to rise in power in the House instead.

Can you imagine here right now with 4 years to go on her Senate term?

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 08:29 AM (WY8d2)

167 157 Cheney needs to do something about that stupid facial expression she puts on for DEMOCRACY.
Posted by: Ziba at August 17, 2022 08:27 AM (4h9M3)

she is one of those people who really looked much better wearing the mask. Really, she should go for the whole paper bag.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 17, 2022 08:29 AM (r46W7)

168 Anyone else notice how things have changed since PDT won? I remember cheering when Liz Cheney won in WY, another conservative to help straighten out DC. Well actually, no. PDT's short time in DC showed a lot of people what DC has become, me included. If PDT doesn't run in 2024, I'm hoping he won't, but I will support him if he does at least he's opened the eyes of a lot of people that trusted Bush, Cheney, Romney, McCain and the like through the years. No more squishy, power hungry, purchased by special interest not really conservatives, needed.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at August 17, 2022 08:29 AM (2NHgQ)

169 FDA has agreed to no longer require Rx for hearing aids. They will become OTC. Advocates say this will slash prices.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 17, 2022 08:30 AM (uDAZ+)

170 157 Cheney needs to do something about that stupid facial expression she puts on for DEMOCRACY.
Posted by: Ziba at August 17, 2022 08:27 AM (4h9M3)

How about that curled-lip sneer of her pater?

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 17, 2022 08:30 AM (H8QX8)

171 Cheney will slowly fade, as she has no real power anymore

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 08:30 AM (WY8d2)

172 Liz Cheney Says She Could Have 'Easily' Won Primary

.. yeah, and I could have been the Rock of Gibraltar

Posted by: SMOD at August 17, 2022 08:30 AM (uRZZ/)

173 There are a few organizations that could step in and save Alaska from this rank voting shit show.
The RNC and the Alaska GOP could put national pressure on the candidates that didn't win the most votes to bow out.
The RNSC and the RNCC have to apply that same pressure and only give money to the leading vote getter in their party. It won't happen.

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I'm going to throw in closed primaries as something the Rs in each state need to do. Nothing but shenanigans can, do and will happen when open primaries are allowed. And ranked choice voting is a s**t show that should never have gotten off the ground anywhere.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 17, 2022 08:30 AM (sVtYq)

174 Eric Trump: We Can Release Surveillance Footage of FBI Raid ‘At the Right Time’
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The "right time" is ASAP. Every day you don't release it may have been your last chance to do so. These guys aren't fooling around. If they were smart, it would already be over.

Posted by: Eeyore at August 17, 2022 08:30 AM (TgBWG)

175 I believe no one in the GOP voted for it. That said, the headline and premise of the article is laughable, considering Obamacare most especially, let alone every other piece of socialist crap since the New Deal. Even Ike did nothing to try and repeal it all, and he should have. Posted by: J.J. Sefton
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Ike was no fool. Attempting to repeal Social Security would be a fools errand at the time on par with Bush II's social security reform.

Medicare also became embedded in a similar way. So, the only way you can even 'cut', not eliminate either of these programs is to essentially eliminate zero out all the agencies and return those functions to the states AND go back to the pre WWII defense posture and manning.

Congress would never go for that and so we will borrow and borrow, tax and tax, spend and spend until a) the US loses reserve currency status or b) we accelerate into hyperinflation where we default by making the currency worthless.

Posted by: whig at August 17, 2022 08:30 AM (CXr4y)

176 Used to be that using a Cash Receipts book of properly and completely filled out carbonless forms (one for you, one for buyer) was sufficient documentation.

Yeah I have one of those but that's a royal pain in the ass when you are at a show and 2 or 3 people are waiting to pay for something. I have had a few occasions where a customer put down the item and walked away because they got tired of waiting (usually when my Square acts up!)

Posted by: jewells45 at August 17, 2022 08:31 AM (nxdel)

177 @164

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She is the one to save the GOP from Trumpism.

Trump is a Chaotic Paladin and agent of change, there's no going back.

And I think the GOPe may finally be made to understand this.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 17, 2022 08:31 AM (5jd9x)

178 I'm going to throw in closed primaries as something the Rs in each state need to do. Nothing but shenanigans can, do and will happen when open primaries are allowed. And ranked choice voting is a s**t show that should never have gotten off the ground anywhere.

Posted by: Lady in Black
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Agreed.

Posted by: whig at August 17, 2022 08:31 AM (CXr4y)

179 Don't think there's any sort of new rule like that. If the IRS wanted to make a case against you they'd probably look at your bank accounts and such and question where you got your money, trying to argue that the wealth you have exceeds the income you reported.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 17, 2022 08:25 AM (b2nrj)

And this is another good reason to keep your business banking separate from your personal household banking for the self-employed. Yes, it's a pain and business bank accounts are not cheap. But untangling personal transactions intermingled into business transactions at tax time is a big pain and definitely costly.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 17, 2022 08:31 AM (4I/2K)

180 2. thanks for the roundup Dave

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 08:32 AM (WY8d2)

181 169 FDA has agreed to no longer require Rx for hearing aids. They will become OTC. Advocates say this will slash prices.
Posted by: Jen the original at August 17, 2022 08:30 AM (uDAZ+)

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That's unpossible.

Government protects old people from the greedy profit motive of private companies by regulating things correctly and wisely.

Hearing aids will now become things of the past, the playthings of the rich, handed out at cocktail parties as favors but unattainable to the masses forever. The government is destroying our olds, and we must give government more power to protect us from Big Hearing AId.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 08:32 AM (LvTSG)

182 I sure hope that ritzy hotel in NYC puts up the bano signs. You know, the ones advising new arrivals that the papel hygenico gets flushed, not put in the trash can.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 17, 2022 08:32 AM (lz5hY)

183 Trans Activists Shout Down 80-year-old Woman Who Spoke Out Against Biological Male In Women’s Changing Room
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Author of 'Live Not By Lies' Rod Dreher wrote a piece about the danger of the trans movement.

Trans Totalitarianism: Time For Moral Panic.
https://tinyurl.com/8arbxbwk

"I talked to a senior physician at a major US hospital in a conservative state. The man only talked to me if I agreed not to use his name. His family emigrated to the West from the USSR when he was a child. Now, he said, he is seeing things that didn’t even exist in the Soviet Union. He told me that at his hospital, the management instructed all the physicians to give to any patient, including children, any gender-transition assistance they asked for — even if it violated the physician’s best judgment about that particular patient."

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 17, 2022 08:32 AM (EuFDw)

184
since I have a lot of cash sales and my only record of them is what I write down in my book are they going to take my word for it? Or will there be some new rule I have to abide by as far as cash sales go?

Posted by: jewells45 at August 17, 2022 08:22 AM (nxdel)


Think of your bank as a sub-agency of the IRS. Any money you deposit the IRS can see - not only see, but remove from your account, sitting at their desks. If you are depositing too much to your personal account, way outside of profits you report - well that's why they want more agents.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 17, 2022 08:32 AM (jE276)

185 AT&T yahoo headline blares that Cheney's loss means GOP rubes swallowed the lies about the "election fraud."

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 17, 2022 08:32 AM (H8QX8)

186 Miss Piggy couldn't even break the 30% mark. It's been reported that she raised close to $100 million for this race; if she had spent it, that would have been about $2000 spent for each vote she managed to get.
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 17, 2022 08:28 AM (r46W7)

She is an amateur. My votes cost more!

Please clap!

Posted by: Jeb! An Inbred Tool at August 17, 2022 08:33 AM (X/UGK)

187 Anybody who does not have any cash or a bug out bag right now, is ignorant

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 08:33 AM (WY8d2)

188 So they don't change their nuclear codes between presidents? There was/is a secret phone number Trump could call, and using his nuclear codes, launch a nuclear attack?
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Ah, we all know this raid was nothing but a fishing expedition by that hyper-partisan scumbag Merrick Garland.

Given what's at stake here, and the fact that there was prior lying and criminal behavior by the government in the FISA courts, the SCOTUS should really intervene. They should reach down and pull the case up to them for review. It would be unprecedented, but this entire case is unprecedented.

We have a corrupt and senile POS president and a clearly unfit AG using a weaponized FBI and DOJ to target an ex-president, whom they repeatedly tried to take down during his presidency, using falsified affidavits in the FISA courts. These criminals are destroying Americans' faith in the justice system and turning our country into a banana republic (even the president of the Dominican Republic remarked the other day that if a similar raid had happened there, the U.S. and U.N. both would have condemned it).

SCOTUS should intervene. For the good of the country.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at August 17, 2022 08:33 AM (MvHI3)

189 Anybody who does not have any cash or a bug out bag right now, is ignorant
Posted by: Jonah
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Hooah.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 17, 2022 08:33 AM (EuFDw)

190 I am really amused and amazed that after the full court press put on by Romney and Dick Cheney and all of the usual suspects, Miss Piggy couldn't even break the 30% mark.

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I like that it also crystalizes the lack of influence the NT punditry class has. Nobody cares what they have to say. Are you listening, Meggie Big Mac?

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 17, 2022 08:33 AM (sVtYq)

191 177 Trump is a Chaotic Paladin and agent of change, there's no going back.

And I think the GOPe may finally be made to understand this.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 17, 2022 08:31 AM (5jd9x)

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That's incorrect. The GOP is incapable of any change at all. The GOP of today is exactly the same as it was in 2003. George W. Bush is the only way to save this party from the destructive path created by Trump that leads to the media saying nasty things about the Republican Party, like comparing them to Nazis.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 08:33 AM (LvTSG)

192 Who leads the world in prescription "medication"?

Tranquilizers, mood enhancers? You know, happy pills? Take a guess.

It is illegal to operate heavy machinery or drive a car while drunk, and to be sure, many prescription drugs. Not widely enforced (though it should be)

Is not the entire Federal Government a kind of "heavy machinery"?

Yeah - what kind of drugs are all these wack jobs in government taking? Guaranteed this explains a big part of the clown world aspect of everything.

Posted by: Common Tater at August 17, 2022 08:34 AM (yrttK)

193 The "right time" is ASAP. Every day you don't release it may have been your last chance to do so. These guys aren't fooling around. If they were smart, it would already be over.

Posted by: Eeyore
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Given Iranian death squads have Trump as a target among other ill wishers like the nutjob that wanted to take out SC justices, personal security could very well be affected by releasing the tapes wholesale.

Posted by: whig at August 17, 2022 08:34 AM (CXr4y)

194 185 AT&T yahoo headline blares that Cheney's loss means GOP rubes swallowed the lies about the "election fraud."
Posted by: Ordinary American at August 17, 2022 08:32 AM (H8QX

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Maybe arresting more people who think there were problems with the 2020 election will fix that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 08:34 AM (LvTSG)

195 The IRS ad is seeking heartless psychopaths who will enjoy cruelling harming taxpayers regardless of the ethics or morals of the situation.

Bsically the same pool of people that debt collection agencies rely on. This time we are giving them guns.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at August 17, 2022 08:34 AM (3hSHB)

196 Liz Cheney craves attention. It's obvious. She loves to remind everyone how only she has the credentials to "take back our democracy."

Some one should ask her why she thinks she owns "democracy?"

Seems.... sorta' like a fallacy.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 17, 2022 08:35 AM (BFigT)

197 Doesn't Wyoming have Dominion?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 08:25 AM (LvTSG)

Yes, but WY does not have Detroit and Flint.

Posted by: clutch at August 17, 2022 08:35 AM (9UmRs)

198 165 Liz Cheney is a hero to me... She can come and live with me in my ditch in Crawford TX
Posted by: Cindy Sheehan at August 17, 2022 08:29 AM (flINI)

Obama killed many moar Mohammedans than Bush and you never said shit! Fuck you Cindy!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 17, 2022 08:35 AM (BRHaw)

199 197 Doesn't Wyoming have Dominion?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 08:25 AM (LvTSG)

Yes, but WY does not have Detroit and Flint.
Posted by: clutch at August 17, 2022 08:35 AM (9UmRs)

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I was assured that Jackson was going to manufacture every vote necessary and Liz Cheney was going to laugh her way into the Speakership next year.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 08:35 AM (LvTSG)

200 .. In short, the myth the Left is attempting to sell the American people is not being swallowed. The other aspect of this is, of course, the fact that Hageman was backed to the hilt by Donald Trump. Get ready for the media post mortem which no doubt will range from "the victory is meaningless," to the invective of the late, grating Peter Jennings that "the electorate had a temper tantrum" all the way to "serious irregularities at the polls."
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But it *is* that, Mr. Sefton. Wyoming is an essentially unpopulated backwater of little - if any - national importance. The regressive, knee-jerk reactionaries who live there are not a barometer for the wider country. Like how large, functional, established families often have a "black sheep" member who doesn't fit in, Wyoming is that "black sheep" in the United States.

It is a sparsely populated large state with little industry, little economic significance and no social or cultural significance. Their reactionary proclivities are no indicator of how the more American parts of the country will vote or what they prefer.

Posted by: Big Journalism, Fair and Balanced at August 17, 2022 08:35 AM (WWh8n)

201 Less than 90 days. Any bets on when the first "Big One" act of desperation by the America haters will happen? And I'm not counting MAL. . . .that was a target on DJT, not on the midterms. My bet is Sept 15. . . . riots. . . . .assassinations. . . . a new Chinese Lung Rot. . . .martial law. . . . whatever.

Posted by: Despise Marxist Rat Bastards & Jackson Corn Holers at August 17, 2022 08:35 AM (8m/Xb)

202 Lizard Cheney is the congressional equivalent of an Ace of Spades Troll. Probably ought to be reported anonymously to the IRS once she is out of office, and has no actual power anymore. Its not like she came by those millions honestly.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at August 17, 2022 08:36 AM (CecP5)

203 Good morning, JJ.

Good morning, Horde.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 17, 2022 08:36 AM (WWh8n)

204 Want to hear a real horror story. Few years back when the US Senate opened up in Wyo, Cheney was offered it on a silver platter by Wyo GOP. she declined to rise in power in the House instead.
Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 08:29 AM (WY8d2)

None of that is true.

Posted by: lowandslow at August 17, 2022 08:36 AM (qH6FZ)

205 198 Obama killed many moar Mohammedans than Bush and you never said shit! Fuck you Cindy!
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 17, 2022 08:35 AM (BRHaw)

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Pretty sure she did.

She even ran against Nancy Pelosi for her House seat.

There's a reason Cindy Sheehan disappeared from news networks, and I'm pretty sure it's not because she became an Obama fangirl.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 08:36 AM (LvTSG)

206 161 So, at this point, House Republicans have to figure that there is an 80% chance of getting bumped off by going against Trump in the most public of ways.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 08:28 AM (LvTSG)

when things look too pessimistic, it's good to remember that in 2017, there were at least 50 House republicans that adamantly opposed Trump in everything he did, led by Paul Ryan. In the new Congress, there will only be 2 - and they are keeping their heads down and being very quiet about it. Newhouse and Valadao, and there's no guarantee that either of them will win their general races in November.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 17, 2022 08:36 AM (r46W7)

207 IRS Whistleblower: ‘Billionaires … Laughing’ as Biden Plan Targets Working, Middle Class with Audits
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There's a reference there to the IRS targeting the elderly. That reminded me that C S Lewis cited that as a modern abuse parallel to those complained of in some of the Psalms. Really. (In his book Reflections on the Psalms.)

Posted by: Eeyore at August 17, 2022 08:36 AM (TgBWG)

208 @191

>>That's incorrect. The GOP is incapable of any change.

Largely true but if we can somehow manage to send a good majority of the Cheneys and Kinzingrs of the world packing and replace them with Hagemens and other America Firsters then we have a shot at turning this around.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 17, 2022 08:37 AM (5jd9x)

209 I feel so bad for them...no, wait, not that...what's that thing where you laugh when someone's stupidity causes them grief? That's what I'm feeling.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at August 17, 2022 08:24 AM (z99Zw)
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I believe the technical term is schadenboner

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 17, 2022 08:37 AM (YIVH2)

210 Ya know how McConnell is. He cannot be happy that Murkowski voted no on Kavanaugh. He Probably hates the bitch. But he wants the seat locked down, no RNC money needed to spend. No matter how awful th cu%t is

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 08:37 AM (WY8d2)

211 >>Given Iranian death squads have Trump as a target among other ill wishers like the nutjob that wanted to take out SC justices, personal security could very well be affected by releasing the tapes wholesale.


Trump has been fighting these bastards for 6 straight years and doing it largely on his own. As far as I'm concerned he's earned the right to fight back in the way he sees best and while we might be wondering exactly why they did this I doubt he is. He knows what the documents say.

It's his ass personally on the line.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 17, 2022 08:37 AM (ZLI7S)

212 206 when things look too pessimistic, it's good to remember that in 2017, there were at least 50 House republicans that adamantly opposed Trump in everything he did, led by Paul Ryan. In the new Congress, there will only be 2 - and they are keeping their heads down and being very quiet about it. Newhouse and Valadao, and there's no guarantee that either of them will win their general races in November.
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 17, 2022 08:36 AM (r46W7)

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But voting is pointless and does nothing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 08:38 AM (LvTSG)

213 Yeah I have one of those but that's a royal pain in the ass when you are at a show and 2 or 3 people are waiting to pay for something. I have had a few occasions where a customer put down the item and walked away because they got tired of waiting (usually when my Square acts up!)
Posted by: jewells45 at August 17, 2022 08:31 AM (nxdel)

Understand, and no, it won't be perfect like an Accounting 101 final project, but having one as complete as possible is far better than not using one at all. Point being to contemporaneously record and document that day's sales apart from bank deposit receipts.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 17, 2022 08:38 AM (4I/2K)

214 Yeah, I know it's from Grover Norquist but he's on the money here. The one thing that he does not say is the real reason for the supersizing and arming to the teeth of these pencil-pushers. Make no mistake; it's not about finding tax cheats. It's about silencing and intimidating the people into towing the junta line, and stepping on the neck of anyone who opposes them.
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It's both. You don't need 87,000 more people - more than doubling the size of the IRS - to selectively target subversives. They can do much of that with AI and "shadowban" them from society. They need more people to do it, but not *that* many more people.

I suspect the reason for the big workforce is, by and large, probably what they say it's for. There will be nice bonuses involved like more effectively suppressing subversives, but the core mission is to squeeze the middle class. The more of them that can be thrust into poverty, the better.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 17, 2022 08:38 AM (WWh8n)

215 What is it with Prince George's County, MD (in this case, re: face masks)? I lived in upper middle class, Karen-rich Howard County for quite a while, and it was never as crazy lib as PGC.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at August 17, 2022 08:07 AM (Dc2NZ)
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Liberal creep from DC bleeding outwards. When I grew up in Fairfax County, it was pretty much rock-solid Republican. Loudoun County was mostly farms, and also solidly Republican. Now look at them.

Same thing happened to MD.

Posted by: bluebell at August 17, 2022 08:38 AM (aeePL)

216 208 Largely true but if we can somehow manage to send a good majority of the Cheneys and Kinzingrs of the world packing and replace them with Hagemens and other America Firsters then we have a shot at turning this around.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 17, 2022 08:37 AM (5jd9x)

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But voting doesn't do anything. I have been told that "voting harder" is stupid and people should just arm up instead because there's no other possible way to make anything remotely better ever.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 08:38 AM (LvTSG)

217 Kitzinger was from the most conservative seat in IL. Won it every year because he would wear his uniform every two years before the vote.

If he shut his damn mouth, he would be running for governor right now. Stupid F$$k

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 08:39 AM (WY8d2)

218 Think of your bank as a sub-agency of the IRS. Any money you deposit the IRS can see - not only see, but remove from your account, sitting at their desks. If you are depositing too much to your personal account, way outside of profits you report - well that's why they want more agents.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 17, 2022 08:32 AM (jE276)

Do what I do. I stick my money in a mattress.

Posted by: Ravadem Patel at August 17, 2022 08:39 AM (X/UGK)

219 177 Trump is a Chaotic Paladin and agent of change, there's no going back.

And I think the GOPe may finally be made to understand this.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 17, 2022 08:31 AM (5jd9x)

No, they'll never "understand", not in an internalized sense that leads to manifest reform. They'll "understand" only as lip service. That means Trump's next term will be fairly identical to his first in terms of party relations unless he understands what "change agent" really means, i.e., he internalizes the radical nature of what is required. Short of forming another party, what else is there to do?

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 17, 2022 08:39 AM (H8QX8)

220 Rank choice voting. Maine was a pioneer in getting that mess. Collins and Murky are BFF, and Susie probably gave Murky the idea to push for it. Over a chardonnay (Mitt wasn't there).

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 17, 2022 08:39 AM (lz5hY)

221 Also nice to see the shreds of Dick Cheney's reputation crash and burn along with his daughter's.

As I said yesterday, I'm embarrassed that I ever glowingly referred to that POS as "The Warcock."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 17, 2022 08:40 AM (AW0uW)

222 217 Kitzinger was from the most conservative seat in IL. Won it every year because he would wear his uniform every two years before the vote.

If he shut his damn mouth, he would be running for governor right now. Stupid F$$k Posted by: Jonah
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Play stupid games, get stupid prizes.

Posted by: whig at August 17, 2022 08:40 AM (CXr4y)

223 210 Ya know how McConnell is. He cannot be happy that Murkowski voted no on Kavanaugh. He Probably hates the bitch. But he wants the seat locked down, no RNC money needed to spend. No matter how awful th cu%t is
Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 08:37 AM (WY8d2)

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The meeting with the recalcitrant three (Romney, Collins, and Murkowski) went like this:

"Kavanaugh is getting on SCOTUS. You need to figure it out between yourselves and Manchin how to make that happen. If Kavanaugh isn't on SCOTUS, I will pull funding for your re-elections."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 08:40 AM (LvTSG)

224 Do what I do. I stick my money in a mattress.
Posted by: Ravadem Patel at August 17, 2022 08:39 AM (X/UGK)
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My grandfather owned a bank for a while. After he got on the "inside" of that business, he started keeping his money at home.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 17, 2022 08:40 AM (WWh8n)

225 I stand corrected.
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I thought you were sitting down, facing forward?

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 17, 2022 08:40 AM (yikp0)

226 "AK will literally take weeks to determine due to the ranked choice system."

How voters willingly submitted to a system where the only people able to determine who wins a RCV race are statisticians with advanced math degrees, rather than an eighth grader who can count paper ballots, will forever be a mystery to me.

No need for Dominion to rig an election anymore. Just mess with the RCV algorithm.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 17, 2022 08:41 AM (OB+je)

227 "The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ."

2 Corinthians 10:5-6

Posted by: Marcus T at August 17, 2022 08:41 AM (VpIIl)

228 187 Anybody who does not have any cash or a bug out bag right now, is ignorant
Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 08:33 AM (WY8d2)

I agree with cash, but where would you go? Maybe your neighborhood isn't so great? If so, go now.

Posted by: clutch at August 17, 2022 08:41 AM (9UmRs)

229 Now, that the myth of “no taxes for those making less than $400,000 has exploded, we can look forward to the myth that those new IRS agents won’t audit those under $400,000 exploding too

Posted by: SMOD at August 17, 2022 08:41 AM (uRZZ/)

230 Less than 90 days. Any bets on when the first "Big One" act of desperation by the America haters will happen? And I'm not counting MAL. . . .that was a target on DJT, not on the midterms. My bet is Sept 15. . . . riots. . . . .assassinations. . . . a new Chinese Lung Rot. . . .martial law. . . . whatever.

Already made my prediction:
1. Trump arrested - charges don't matter
2. Trump Epsteined.
3. Gov asks for calm while they investigate
4. Power grid taken down due to claimed EMP
5. Martial law - election canceled
6. Planned famine to kill smelly Wallmart people.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at August 17, 2022 08:41 AM (CecP5)

231 Used to be that using a Cash Receipts book of properly and completely filled out carbonless forms (one for you, one for buyer) was sufficient documentation.

Yeah I have one of those but that's a royal pain in the ass when you are at a show and 2 or 3 people are waiting to pay for something. I have had a few occasions where a customer put down the item and walked away because they got tired of waiting (usually when my Square acts up!)
Posted by: jewells45

Ya gotta work on yer tackleing

Posted by: JT at August 17, 2022 08:41 AM (T4tVD)

232 Liberal creep from DC bleeding outwards.

Yup. On the MD side, the DC collar counties are noticeably farther left than Baltimore City.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 17, 2022 08:41 AM (zm+d5)

233 Rank choice voting. Maine was a pioneer in getting that mess. Collins and Murky are BFF, and Susie probably gave Murky the idea to push for it. Over a chardonnay (Mitt wasn't there).
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 17, 2022 08:39 AM (lz5hY)
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RCV is a fraud and should be illegal. Any state that doesn't have it should pass constitutional amendments to prevent it. RCV makes election results opaque, opens huge new vectors for fraud complicates audit, exploits a lack of sophistication among the voters and makes elections much more ... "manageable."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 17, 2022 08:42 AM (WWh8n)

234 Take a look at the GOP Senators, Governors, and Congressman from these states and it will answer why the GOP is so f'ed up.

Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma. These elected people are mostly timid towards the D.C Leviathan. should be the ones fighting in safe seats

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 08:42 AM (WY8d2)

235 You can look at Teton County's results here: http://www.tetonwyo.org/271/Election-Results

Posted by: Rocky Mountain High at August 17, 2022 08:42 AM (IxVKZ)

236 221 Also nice to see the shreds of Dick Cheney's reputation crash and burn along with his daughter's.

As I said yesterday, I'm embarrassed that I ever glowingly referred to that POS as "The Warcock."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing
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Don't be embarrassed. GOPe insiders, including Cheney, had a lot of people fooled and then 9/11 put the focus of the country's right on winning the wars and supporting our troops during the GWB era. We had no idea that the intention was to Invade the World, Invite the World until GWB's second term.

Posted by: whig at August 17, 2022 08:42 AM (CXr4y)

237 >>No, they'll never "understand", not in an internalized sense that leads to manifest reform. They'll "understand" only as lip service. That means Trump's next term will be fairly identical to his first in terms of party relations unless he understands what "change agent" really means, i.e., he internalizes the radical nature of what is required. Short of forming another party, what else is there to do?

Exactly what Trump is doing, take over the GOP.

Look at what has been happening in states all across the country. Trump backed America First candidates are winning and replacing the old GOP establishment. That's always been the way to do it. It's the way the commies took over the Democrat party which bears zero resemblance to the party of Tip O'Neil.

For better or worse we are a 2 party country and the only way to win is to own one of them The Republican party is becoming the party of America First and the establishment knows it.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 17, 2022 08:42 AM (ZLI7S)

238 201

How about polio? TIME mag is pushing its comeback in its cover story: "Polio is back."

Posted by: Ziba at August 17, 2022 08:43 AM (4h9M3)

239 I said this on the ONT, but for a guy who's had the Feds steal important docs from his house at MAL, Trump is very calm about the whole thing.

Almost like he spent the last 19 months making copies of all the docs the Feds took, and has them in a secret hiding place.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 17, 2022 08:43 AM (OB+je)

240 234 Take a look at the GOP Senators, Governors, and Congressman from these states and it will answer why the GOP is so f'ed up.

Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma. These elected people are mostly timid towards the D.C Leviathan. should be the ones fighting in safe seats
Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 08:42 AM (WY8d2)

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"Don't make waves, and you'll never have to worry about fundraising again."
-The RSCC's welcome message in a basket of fruit

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 08:44 AM (LvTSG)

241 It’s amazing that the common mission statement … “customer delight thru continuous improvement” .. isn’t even considered by the federal government

Posted by: SMOD at August 17, 2022 08:44 AM (uRZZ/)

242 The raid on Trump is also a diversion. Remember if you're talking about that, your not talking about the dire economic situations American families are finding themselves in. You're not talking about Democrats assault on our children. You're not talking about the border. You're not talking about the IRS Army, Democrats, hiding behind Joe Manchin's skirt have unleashed on us. Remember that.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 17, 2022 08:44 AM (+Odgf)

243 Democrats were destroyed last night everywhere. MAGA turnout was extremely strong. Primary turnout is highly predictive of performance in the general. The results from AZ, MO, MI, WY, and AK should frighten Democrats.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 17, 2022 07:36 AM (5p7BC)


Lesse here.

If that's the case, then I expect Senile Joe/Democrats to generally follow the Merrick Garland Mar-a-Lago Principle and-

Nuke Phoenix, Joplin, Lansing, Cheyenne, and Juneau
to prevent an outbreak of Russian COVID.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 17, 2022 08:44 AM (5NkmN)

244 201

How about polio? TIME mag is pushing its comeback in its cover story: "Polio is back."
Posted by: Ziba at August 17, 2022 08:43 AM (4h9M3)

If TIME said it, I know it's not true. My father used to call Time Magazine "the weekly fiction magazine."

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 17, 2022 08:45 AM (H8QX8)

245 JJ’s Photoshop needs a second panel of the Trump Runner saying “meep meep!”.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 17, 2022 08:45 AM (zm+d5)

246 Obama killed many moar Mohammedans than Bush and you never said shit! Fuck you Cindy!

Actually, IIRC, she did - to her credit - blast the JEF for his murders, but she was treated to a MFM blackout, since (as we all know), speaking out against Obama was the highest form of racism.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 17, 2022 08:46 AM (AW0uW)

247 "243 Democrats were destroyed last night everywhere."

Which means brace yourself. Tyranny ratchets up.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 17, 2022 08:46 AM (H8QX8)

248 Now, that the myth of “no taxes for those making less than $400,000 has exploded, we can look forward to the myth that those new IRS agents won’t audit those under $400,000 exploding too
Posted by: SMOD at August 17, 2022 08:41 AM (uRZZ/)
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Yeah, the arithmetic blows that up.

Per the IRS itself, 1.8% of returns are for $400k or more. There were 154 million returns filed. 1.8% of 154 million is 2.77 million. With 87k new IRS agents, they could be assigned to those individuals at a 1:32 ratio - each new IRS employee would have 32 high-income individuals to manage. That's easy, even at government productivity levels. It would be absurd overstaffing.

That's not what these guys are for.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 17, 2022 08:46 AM (WWh8n)

249 246 Actually, IIRC, she did - to her credit - blast the JEF for his murders, but she was treated to a MFM blackout, since (as we all know), speaking out against Obama was the highest form of racism.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 17, 2022 08:46 AM (AW0uW)

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To be fair, speaking out against Joe Biden is also the highest form of racism against black people.

I don't get it, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 08:46 AM (LvTSG)

250 Rino's want to lose the Senate, so they can blame Trump.

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 08:46 AM (WY8d2)

251 Ya gotta work on yer tackleing

lol!

Posted by: jewells45 at August 17, 2022 08:47 AM (nxdel)

252 Per D.C.’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education website, “Beginning in the 2022-23 school year, the COVID-19 vaccine is required for school enrollment and attendance in the District of Columbia for all students who are of an age for which there is a COVID-19 vaccination fully approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).”

As of right now, that means D.C. students aged 12 and up will have to be vaccinated or they will be unable to attend school in person.

Why do progressive hate the Black people?

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 17, 2022 08:47 AM (BRHaw)

253 Can somebody explain to me how, if traditional gender roles are just a social construct as the left insists, how is it that fetuses/babies are born with the innate characteristics and preferences of one group and may need to be surgery to align their parts with their gender if "mis-assigned" at birth?


A question you will never hear the woke left discuss or even acknowledge.

Posted by: Ripley at August 17, 2022 08:47 AM (MxEKc)

254 240. Well Said TJM

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 08:47 AM (WY8d2)

255 Mary Peltola DEM
Sarah Palin GOP
Nick Begich GOP

The Dem is ahead and last I heard is the Republicans are worried that the 2 Republicans are splitting the Republican vote.
Posted by: redridinghood
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Ranked choice system and Peltola didn't get anywhere near the Dem turnout she needed. 4 will advance to the next round.

Palin will win this election. But the system is so complex that I can't explain it in Pixy's limited space.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 17, 2022 08:48 AM (0BIgw)

256 "... but her and her kind are ..." Uhhh, "... but she and her kind ..."

Engrish orny,
Prease

Posted by: Marooned at August 17, 2022 08:48 AM (w6hJ9)

257 Did NYC (read: taxpayers) purchase that hotel to gain operating rights to run it as an illegal immigrant center?

Posted by: Ziba at August 17, 2022 08:48 AM (4h9M3)

258 253 Can somebody explain to me how, if traditional gender roles are just a social construct as the left insists, how is it that fetuses/babies are born with the innate characteristics and preferences of one group and may need to be surgery to align their parts with their gender if "mis-assigned" at birth?


A question you will never hear the woke left discuss or even acknowledge.
Posted by: Ripley at August 17, 2022 08:47 AM (MxEKc)

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If the natural state of humanity is pure and goodness, where did the evil influence of society originate?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 08:48 AM (LvTSG)

259 But voting doesn't do anything. I have been told that "voting harder" is stupid and people should just arm up instead because there's no other possible way to make anything remotely better ever.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 08:38 AM (LvTSG)


"Voting harder" is stupid when you support a phony MAGAt like Crenshaw, only to watch him turn into Eyepatch McStain the moment he slithers into his office.

I'll wait to see what all of these supposed hard-right, super-conservative "MAGA" types do before I drop my well-earned depressive cynicism. As a wise man once said, let's not start punching each others' babies in the dicks just yet.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 17, 2022 08:48 AM (AW0uW)

260 Same thing happened to MD.

Posted by: bluebell at August 17, 2022 08:38 AM (aeePL)

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Frederick County MD is a case in point. Montgomery County is moving up here to escape the shithole they created there... and they are replicating it here in Gods country. It's sad.

Posted by: Cindy Sheehan at August 17, 2022 08:49 AM (flINI)

261
Second look at abolishing the 17th Amendment?

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 17, 2022 08:49 AM (jE276)

262 I found an interesting quote by Aristotle this morning, which I think we can all apply in our lives:

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.”

However, if applied to Liz Cheney it should read:

“We are what we repeatedly do. Being whiny, obese, and entitled, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.”

#BeBetterLizard

Posted by: naturalfake at August 17, 2022 08:50 AM (5NkmN)

263 thanks for all your work, Dave in FL

Posted by: REDACTED at August 17, 2022 08:50 AM (us2H3)

264 Some GOP Strategist was on Mike Gallagher's rdio show yesterday, saying cheney was surging at the end

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 08:50 AM (WY8d2)

265 The "election" results really means political violence will be tolerated... as long as Republicans are on the receiving end.

The left thinks that will teach us a lesson. To a certain degree it's already started.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 17, 2022 08:50 AM (BFigT)

266 "Democrats were destroyed last night everywhere. MAGA turnout was extremely strong. Primary turnout is highly predictive of performance in the general. The results from AZ, MO, MI, WY, and AK should frighten Democrats.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 17, 2022 07:36 AM (5p7BC)"

Weird. Just yesterday, the WaPo told me the red wave was disappearing due to the raid on Trump's home and the roll back of gratuitous baby killing.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 17, 2022 08:50 AM (VpIIl)

267 As I think Dave has pointed out, I believe it's significant that Cheney underperformed even the most pessimistic (for her) polls. A couple days ago the idiot at Hot Air was musing "well if she can get within 20 points she can call it a moral victory" - nope, not even close.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 17, 2022 08:51 AM (r46W7)

268 Good morning, all, and thank you, Mr Sefton, for the MR.

". . . whether their customers want them or not."
So true. Our truck is on its last legs...erm, tires. So we decided to go with a new SUV with towing capabilities. Used are few and almost as expensive as new. Anyway, we got the Consumer Reports New Car Guide to help with the search. THEY are pushing EV's, too. We're not biting that worm. One blurb was touting the "17 mile(s)" one charge of the battery on a plug in hybrid could reach. That wouldn't even get me to my destinations, let alone the round trip.

Posted by: Flyover at August 17, 2022 08:51 AM (Rbu5d)

269 Want to hear a real horror story. Few years back when the US Senate opened up in Wyo, Cheney was offered it on a silver platter by Wyo GOP. she declined to rise in power in the House instead.
Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 08:29 AM (WY8d2)

None of that is true.
Posted by: lowandslow at August 17, 2022 08:36 AM (qH6FZ)
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Yeah, I think she tried to primary Mike Enzi and was so far behind that she gave up.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 17, 2022 08:52 AM (JHp89)

270 Look, it's only one House race, but on a symbolic level it sure is perhaps one of the most important of the entire primary season.

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And in the larger scheme of things, as Sundance over at CTH has been tracking, Lizzard Cheney was the 8th of the 10 House "Republicans" that voted to impeach Trump who will be gone -- either via not running for re-election or having been rebuked by their constituents.

Here's his image of them with the eight strikes: https://tinyurl.com/2p9fp5yr

Now, if some MAGA conservative could just take a clue-bat to Utah and get Pierre Delecto flushed down the proverbial toilet ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 17, 2022 08:52 AM (WtAgB)

271 not sure how Liz lost so bad

she had all the bases covered

Posted by: REDACTED at August 17, 2022 08:52 AM (us2H3)

272 And great news about Lizzy C.

Posted by: Flyover at August 17, 2022 08:52 AM (Rbu5d)

273 259 I'll wait to see what all of these supposed hard-right, super-conservative "MAGA" types do before I drop my well-earned depressive cynicism. As a wise man once said, let's not start punching each others' babies in the dicks just yet.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 17, 2022 08:48 AM (AW0uW)

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The practical goal was never to turn the GOP into Trump-clones in the space of a couple of years. It's a war of attrition that takes a very long time. Hell, it's arguable that we're still in some late phase of the Tea Party fight.

The GOP of 2007 and the GOP of 2022 are not remotely the same. Most of leadership from 07 is gone. The GOPe's host of loyal backbenchers were wiped out (by Ryan himself, which, in retrospect, is hilarious).

It's a slow grind that takes a long time and a lot of effort. Not every victory will be ours (Crenshaw is a pain, and if I lived in his district I wouldn't vote third party, I'd vote Democrat), but the overall direction of the GOP is obvious, and it's not towards a more W-like compassionate conservatism.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 08:52 AM (LvTSG)

274 61 Tim Scott Says He’s Not Running for President But His New Book Tells a Different Story

He’s a follower not a leader. As President, Timmeh would be another in a line of frontmen being controlled totally by the Deep State
Hard pass

Posted by: FIB = KGB at August 17, 2022 08:52 AM (LcVJM)

275 Oh happy day, Cheney lost!

Yeah, she'll make the loooong trek to her McLean* McMansion, where she's lived and raised her kids and slip right back into the National Security biz, once again working alongside her DC beltway insiders.


*OK, not sure she lives in this particular NoVA town, but it makes for great alliteration

Posted by: Lizzy at August 17, 2022 08:52 AM (I/doM)

276 Frederick County MD is a case in point. Montgomery County is moving up here to escape the shithole they created there... and they are replicating it here in Gods country. It's sad.
Posted by: Cindy Sheehan at August 17, 2022 08:49 AM (flINI)
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You live in a beautiful place. I'm sorry it's happening to you too.

I remember a bumper sticker from years ago that people in Loudoun County were sporting that read "Don't Fairfax Loudoun." It didn't work.

Posted by: bluebell at August 17, 2022 08:52 AM (aeePL)

277 266 Weird. Just yesterday, the WaPo told me the red wave was disappearing due to the raid on Trump's home and the roll back of gratuitous baby killing.
Posted by: Marcus T at August 17, 2022 08:50 AM (VpIIl)

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And you repeated it without question.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 08:53 AM (LvTSG)

278 Just yesterday, the WaPo told me the red wave was disappearing due to the raid on Trump's home


Posted by: Marcus T at August 17, 2022 08:50 AM (VpIIl)


I changed my vote to the Trump-endorsed candidate for governor just for that reason.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 17, 2022 08:53 AM (45fpk)

279 264 Some GOP Strategist was on Mike Gallagher's rdio show yesterday, saying cheney was surging at the end
Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 08:50 AM (WY8d2)

might be handy to keep track of his name, because he clearly was being paid by the GOP-e and deep state reps to go out and spread that lie.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 17, 2022 08:53 AM (r46W7)

280 She is an amateur. My votes cost more!

Please clap!
Posted by: Jeb! An Inbred Tool at August 17, 2022 08:33 AM (X/UGK)

************

I did clap while laughing out loud!

You made my day with this post!

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at August 17, 2022 08:53 AM (xxG/v)

281 I just wonder, how many of Cheney's votes were dims ?

did she even get 20% of the GOP vote ?

Posted by: REDACTED at August 17, 2022 08:54 AM (us2H3)

282 UPDATE 10:26 p.m. ET:

Now Liz Cheney is comparing herself to Abraham Lincoln. Seriously. She is talking about how Lincoln lost some elections before he eventually won. Cheney’s delusions of grandeur were too much for even Fox News which cut away from her speech when she discussed herself as in the mold of Lincoln. Side note, Never Trumpers already tried a group called THE LINCOLN PROJECT, which failed spectacularly when actual pedophilia scandals tore apart the organization.

Posted by: SMOD at August 17, 2022 08:54 AM (uRZZ/)

283 Republicans should be running ads, ad nauseum, that next time you have an issue with the IRS, thank a Democrat. But alas, they're feckless.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 17, 2022 08:54 AM (VpIIl)

284 With more than 95% of the votes counted, Hageman secured greater than 66% of the vote while Cheney was only at 28.9%.
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Getting more than twice as many votes as your competitor counts, I think, as a curb-stomping.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 17, 2022 08:55 AM (WWh8n)

285 unfortunately, UT is not WY

Posted by: REDACTED at August 17, 2022 08:55 AM (us2H3)

286 Second look at abolishing the 17th Amendment?

Posted by: Divide by Zero
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Waste of time. You might as well call a Convention of the States to propose a list of amendments which would be far easier than getting Congress to propose revoking the 17th.

The real story of the 17th is that by the time it passed, most states legislatures had delegated their powers to the people to pick senators via referenda anyway. Only a few still had the state legislatures involved. Illinois was one of those states during the Lincoln-Douglas debates. State legislatures picking senators broke down during the party system and often seats remained vacant if the legislatures did not agree on a candidate.

You want more responsive government--have voting done electronically from the home state by senators and representatives who only meet ceremonially in DC and ban any funds from outside of a state to be spent on campaigns. At least one of those would take amendments currently.

Posted by: whig at August 17, 2022 08:55 AM (CXr4y)

287 Newhouse and Valadao, and there's no guarantee that either of them will win their general races in November.
Posted by: Tom Servo
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Valadao is going to lose.

Newhouse could have GOP voters vote Dem just to get rid of him in prep for 24.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 17, 2022 08:55 AM (0BIgw)

288 Leftist Calls for a ‘Meat Tax’ Reach Fever Pitch

The communists don't want farmers to use fertilizer, and they don't want farmers to use manure. What they want is for you and your family to become weak, easily led serfs. Or dead.

Posted by: Flyover at August 17, 2022 08:55 AM (Rbu5d)

289 61 Tim Scott Says He’s Not Running for President But His New Book Tells a Different Story

He’s a follower not a leader.
Posted by: FIB = KGB at August 17, 2022 08:52 AM (LcVJM)

He's my senator. I've come to despise him. His response to the FBI was perfect Tim Scott. And he was on the end of a vicious Leftist smear job a few years ago; he obviously learned nothing from it. Ineducable, weak, establishment tool.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 17, 2022 08:56 AM (H8QX8)

290 Ryan James Girdusky
@RyanGirdusky

Ron DeSantis' anti-woke law is working. We just need to win the school board elections on August 23rd to give him the much needed back up.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 17, 2022 08:56 AM (NpAcC)

291 "And you repeated it without question.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 08:53 AM (LvTSG) "

Actually, I was stunned by their sophism, Prometheus.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 17, 2022 08:57 AM (VpIIl)

292 "well if she can get within 20 points she can call it a moral an anal victory"
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Fixed.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 17, 2022 08:57 AM (yikp0)

293 Now, if some MAGA conservative could just take a clue-bat to Utah and get Pierre Delecto flushed down the proverbial toilet ...
Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 17, 2022 08:52 AM (WtAgB)

I'll be surprised if he runs again in 2024 - all of his actions recently say he's not interested, and is looking at retirement.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 17, 2022 08:58 AM (r46W7)

294 265

Election results mean that MerrICK and the DOJ/FBI
try harder to annihilate Trump. Whatever it takes.
Annihilate him.

Posted by: Ziba at August 17, 2022 08:58 AM (4h9M3)

295 the idiot at Hot Air was musing "well if she can get within 20 points she can call it a moral victory" - nope, not even close.

Posted by: Tom Servo
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Since her loss was greater than 20 points despite her huge presence in fundraising and national media profile, can we say she at least won an immoral victory?

Posted by: whig at August 17, 2022 08:59 AM (CXr4y)

296 I remember a bumper sticker from years ago that people in Loudoun County were sporting that read "Don't Fairfax Loudoun." It didn't work.
Posted by: bluebell at August 17, 2022 08:52 AM (aeePL)

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I left my stupid sock on. It is sad. Builders coming up here and clear cutting beautiful rolling forest lands to slap up $600 thousand plastic mcmansions and the people that move into them have that "montgomery county" attitude. Once they get in they want to slam the door shut and complain about traffic and the farm smells. I might have to move to WV or south central PA

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at August 17, 2022 08:59 AM (flINI)

297 Before bed last night I prayed she would lose. 5 am my prayer was answered.

Posted by: sidney at August 17, 2022 08:59 AM (Uy/WF)

298 295 Since her loss was greater than 20 points despite her huge presence in fundraising and national media profile, can we say she at least won an immoral victory?
Posted by: whig at August 17, 2022 08:59 AM (CXr4y)

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Amoral?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 08:59 AM (LvTSG)

299 When Palin wins, she needs to set herself up with Newsmax, and stay away from Fox


Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 08:59 AM (WY8d2)

300 "He's my senator. I've come to despise him. His response to the FBI was perfect Tim Scott."

Scott is one of those people you really want to like. Great life story, hard working guy who really battled to get where he is. But once he got there, it seems like he forgot how he arrived there. He says and does some of the most inexplicable things sometimes.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 17, 2022 09:00 AM (VpIIl)

301 I wouldn't even walk on the same side of the street as this guy.
https://bit.ly/3A2AKAf
And I'm supposed to trust him about his former org?

Posted by: Flyover at August 17, 2022 09:00 AM (Rbu5d)

302 293. The Utah Governor is worse than Romney

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 09:01 AM (WY8d2)

303 "The results from AZ, MO, MI, WY, and AK should frighten Democrats.
Posted by: Dave in Fla"


I'm sure the effects of the Inflation Reduction Act will calm their nerves.

Posted by: Ripley at August 17, 2022 09:01 AM (MxEKc)

304 Anyway, we got the Consumer Reports New Car Guide to help with the search. THEY are pushing EV's, too. We're not biting that worm. One blurb was touting the "17 mile(s)" one charge of the battery on a plug in hybrid could reach. That wouldn't even get me to my destinations, let alone the round trip.

Posted by: Flyover
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Consumer Reports is dead to me--one is for fecklessness in their refusal to change how they do reviews and the second is their endorsement which was fully bullshit of Obamacare that it would make healthcare better.

Posted by: whig at August 17, 2022 09:02 AM (CXr4y)

305 Ranked choice system and Peltola didn't get anywhere near the Dem turnout she needed. 4 will advance to the next round.

Palin will win this election. But the system is so complex that I can't explain it in Pixy's limited space.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 17, 2022 08:48 AM (0BIgw)
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Maybe you can do a thread on it.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 17, 2022 09:02 AM (NpAcC)

306 Builders coming up here and clear cutting beautiful rolling forest lands to slap up $600 thousand plastic mcmansions and the people that move into them have that "montgomery county" attitude. Once they get in they want to slam the door shut and complain about traffic and the farm smells.
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at August 17, 2022 08:59 AM (flINI)

You're sort of describing what's happening here in eastern South Carolina. From CT, NJ, MA, NH and soon complaining on NextDoor about hunters' gunfire and burning leaves.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 17, 2022 09:02 AM (H8QX8)

307 All those people who bought a house in the last 18 months or so, prepare to lose at least a third of your value. This won't end well.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 17, 2022 09:02 AM (VpIIl)

308
Now Liz Cheney is comparing herself to Abraham Lincoln. Seriously. She is talking about how Lincoln lost some elections before he eventually won."

Just to point out how idiotic her comparison is, Lincoln *never* won election, took office, betrayed all of his most loyal supporters, got tossed out of office in complete disgrace, and then hoped for some big comeback.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 17, 2022 09:02 AM (r46W7)

309 MPPP - some of us have been saying this for over a year, but you don't seem to be understanding.

Voting harder means voting out the GOPe, even if it means voting for a Dem. In certain districts this is possible. WA-04 is the perfect example. That is an R+5 district, but this year the smart vote is for the Dem to get the NeverTrumper out. In 24 that seat will flip back, but with someone better.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 17, 2022 09:03 AM (0BIgw)

310 I'd like to see billboards on the freeways with pics of IRS agents toting firearms, knocking on citizens' front doors. Caption: Open up! IRS!
Thank a Democrat.

Posted by: Ziba at August 17, 2022 09:04 AM (4h9M3)

311 298, TJM, I put immoral in there because of her hideous Jan 6 cmte work that makes Stalin's show trials the paragon of fairness.

Posted by: whig at August 17, 2022 09:04 AM (CXr4y)

312 307 All those people who bought a house in the last 18 months or so, prepare to lose at least a third of your value. This won't end well.
Posted by: Marcus T at August 17, 2022 09:02 AM (VpIIl)

Look on the bright side - we might end up with 30% inflation on a yearly basis, so nominal house prices could hold steady.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 17, 2022 09:04 AM (r46W7)

313 300 "He's my senator. I've come to despise him. His response to the FBI was perfect Tim Scott."

Scott is one of those people you really want to like. Great life story, hard working guy who really battled to get where he is. But once he got there, it seems like he forgot how he arrived there. He says and does some of the most inexplicable things sometimes.
Posted by: Marcus T at August 17, 2022 09:00 AM (VpIIl)

He was one of the first to fall for the Charlottesville smear, when if he stuck his neck out to tell the truth about what Trump said it would have stopped an early anti-Trump talking point in its tracks. Always the first to condemn Trump, and POTUS always extended an olive branch to the guy - especially around the crime bill Scott championed unsuccessfully in the Senate (the Dems declared it dead in the water, and did nothing to support it).

He's an idiot, and I was against him since Charlottesville.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 17, 2022 09:04 AM (OB+je)

314 289. Agree. That is what infuriates me about National Republicans. They get trashed and called rapists by the Dems and MSM. But they still want to be liked by them.

McCain, Romney, Dick Cheney, Bush etc... Makes me sick

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 09:04 AM (WY8d2)

315 >> Now, that the myth of “no taxes for those making less than $400,000 has exploded, we can look forward to the myth that those new IRS agents won’t audit those under $400,000 exploding too



And how many businesses and NGOs will now be audited by the 89k auditors -- you know, like Lois Lerner's political handiwork to help Obama win in 2012?

Posted by: Lizzy at August 17, 2022 09:04 AM (I/doM)

316 You're sort of describing what's happening here in eastern South Carolina. From CT, NJ, MA, NH and soon complaining on NextDoor about hunters' gunfire and burning leaves.

Burning leaves is illegal in MA. I love that smell. And I live downwind from a farm, so that doesn't bother me, either.

I hate this shithole state.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 17, 2022 09:05 AM (AW0uW)

317 Israel says it will restore full diplomatic relations with Turkey and will return ambassadors to each other's countries.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 17, 2022 09:05 AM (yikp0)

318 292 "well if she can get within 20 points she can call it a moral an anal victory"
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She does appear to be a bit constipated. Must be all that sitting for the Jan 6 Show Trial.

Posted by: whig at August 17, 2022 09:06 AM (CXr4y)

319 Scott is one of those people you really want to like. Great life story, hard working guy who really battled to get where he is. But once he got there, it seems like he forgot how he arrived there. He says and does some of the most inexplicable things sometimes.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 17, 2022 09:00 AM (VpIIl)


He's been co-opted by the uni-party/globalists. We've seen this happen almost every time a "conservative" gets elected. those who resist the uni-party/globalists are extremely rare. And, even some of those who seem to resist are just playing a part and when push comes to shove, fall into line.

The lure of the "elite" and having their backing financially and politically appears to be incredibly strong.

Posted by: Mehive at August 17, 2022 09:06 AM (ky+MF)

320 309. Dave, I feel the wave will be so big, that even Newhouse will win easily in the General

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 09:06 AM (WY8d2)

321 Always the first to condemn Trump, and POTUS always extended an olive branch to the guy
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Trump was unfailingly gracious and generous to him. Scott just arched his head and looked slightly away as if Trump was beneath him. F*ck off.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 17, 2022 09:06 AM (H8QX8)

322 >>The Utah Governor is worse than Romney


Utah is a complete waste of some lovely scenery.

Posted by: garrett at August 17, 2022 09:06 AM (IDNOW)

323 The First time a Freshman republican steps into D.C, he becomes like a New Car, the day you drive it off the lot.

Depreciation

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 09:07 AM (WY8d2)

324 I don't get these locusts moving into states like NC, SC, Fl, etc. who want to change the local culture. I'm a simple guy, but I thought that was part of the attraction. That is, the reason those states are so attractive is because they are different then where you came from, ergo they've prospered. Methinks these Northeast liberals who believe they're so smart because they have a degree in paper mache, are not. They simply see that it is somewhat cheaper, and them immediately move to destroy everything that kept it both inexpensive and socially pleasing...

Posted by: Marcus T at August 17, 2022 09:08 AM (VpIIl)

325 >>"well if she can get within 20 points she can call it a moral an anal victory"


That is just the stupidest, nonsensical and meaningless bit of political "analysis" I've heard. Why would losing by 19 pts be moral?

Gah! I've lost IQ points just considering it.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 17, 2022 09:08 AM (I/doM)

326 He's been co-opted by the uni-party/globalists. We've seen this happen almost every time a "conservative" gets elected. those who resist the uni-party/globalists are extremely rare. And, even some of those who seem to resist are just playing a part and when push comes to shove, fall into line.

The lure of the "elite" and having their backing financially and politically appears to be incredibly strong.

Posted by: Mehive
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Being a senator means generational wealth and opportunities for your kids. Defying the PTB in the Senate and you get persecuted even way back. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington was based somewhat on some real political stories in DC. Only difference is the Cold War made grifting much more profitable worldwide than serving the interests of the US and their constituents.

Posted by: whig at August 17, 2022 09:08 AM (CXr4y)

327 The lure of the "elite" and having their backing financially and politically appears to be incredibly strong.
Posted by: Mehive at August 17, 2022 09:06 AM (ky+MF)

This is the thing that gets me. MTG has no trouble raising money from small donors, and her shop gets to keep all the money, rather than give a vig to the 'consultants' who represent the Bigs. If you have a strong message and a website, you'll get all the money you need - especially for a House race.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 17, 2022 09:08 AM (OB+je)

328 MPPP - some of us have been saying this for over a year, but you don't seem to be understanding.

Voting harder means voting out the GOPe, even if it means voting for a Dem. In certain districts this is possible. WA-04 is the perfect example. That is an R+5 district, but this year the smart vote is for the Dem to get the NeverTrumper out. In 24 that seat will flip back, but with someone better.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 17, 2022 09:03 AM (0BIgw)


With respect, Dave, I think I do understand. And I am absolutely behind any push to get rid of the GOPe / NeverTrump scum. But we have been burned too many times by tough talking, 'ultra patriots' who turn out to be nothing but Deep State felchers the moment they get into office.

Hageman makes all the right noises. Right now. But will she push the MAGA agenda if she wins? That's what I am skeptical about.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 17, 2022 09:09 AM (AW0uW)

329 I remember a bumper sticker from years ago that people in Loudoun County were sporting that read "Don't Fairfax Loudoun." It didn't work.

Posted by: bluebell at August 17, 2022 08:52 AM (aeePL)

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Have been seeing those around AZ since we moved here nearly a decade ago, where they usually have the state images instead of names or abbreviations: "Don't [California image] My [Arizona image]."

Another big one you see primarily on pickup trucks: "No Cal."

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 17, 2022 09:09 AM (WtAgB)

330 326 Being a senator means generational wealth and opportunities for your kids. Defying the PTB in the Senate and you get persecuted even way back. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington was based somewhat on some real political stories in DC. Only difference is the Cold War made grifting much more profitable worldwide than serving the interests of the US and their constituents.
Posted by: whig at August 17, 2022 09:08 AM (CXr4y)

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I'm likely to do a run of Frank Capra's movies in the near future (within a year or so). I have the 4K of Mr. Smith, and I haven't even put it in the player (I got it in a pack of 6 movies).

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 09:10 AM (LvTSG)

331 322 >>The Utah Governor is worse than Romney


Utah is a complete waste of some lovely scenery.

Posted by: garrett at August 17, 2022 09:06 AM (IDNOW)


Utah is not nearly as conservative as we believe it to be. Remember Orrin Hatch?

LDS is a big proponent of open borders, for instance. They see all those new immigrants (legal or illegal) as potential recruits for conversion. Outside of abortion and gay marriage, Mormons can be pretty leftist.

Posted by: Mehive at August 17, 2022 09:10 AM (ky+MF)

332 289 61 Tim Scott Says He’s Not Running for President But His New Book Tells a Different Story


maybe he can't read

Posted by: REDACTED at August 17, 2022 09:10 AM (us2H3)

333 307. Agree Marcus. Have buddies who are head in the sand types. Vote GOP but not much else. Try to tell them that home values will plummet soon. Say I am wearing tinfoil

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 09:10 AM (WY8d2)

334 324 I don't get these locusts moving into states like NC, SC, Fl, etc. who want to change the local culture. I'm a simple guy, but I thought that was part of the attraction. That is, the reason those states are so attractive is because they are different then where you came from, ergo they've prospered. Methinks these Northeast liberals who believe they're so smart because they have a degree in paper mache, are not. They simply see that it is somewhat cheaper, and them immediately move to destroy everything that kept it both inexpensive and socially pleasing...
Posted by: Marcus T at August 17, 2022 09:08 AM (VpIIl)

Now do the thing on shithole lawless illegal invaders making America a better place!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 17, 2022 09:11 AM (BRHaw)

335 ..and for anyone so inclined : https://ruggedrosaries.com/

Posted by: RoMoHi at August 17, 2022 09:11 AM (IxVKZ)

336 Being a senator means generational wealth and opportunities for your kids. Defying the PTB in the Senate and you get persecuted even way back. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington was based somewhat on some real political stories in DC. Only difference is the Cold War made grifting much more profitable worldwide than serving the interests of the US and their constituents.
Posted by: whig at August 17, 2022 09:08 AM (CXr4y)

I mentioned that I saw Mr. Smith on video a couple of weekends ago. People in 1939 must have thought it fanciful that Mr. Taylor could boycott news of Smith's filibuster in the entire state. My 2020 self knows that the Dems could boycott news of Hunter Biden's corruption in the entire country.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 17, 2022 09:11 AM (OB+je)

337 >>Utah is not nearly as conservative as we believe it to be.


I have no delusions re. Utah.

Posted by: garrett at August 17, 2022 09:11 AM (IDNOW)

338 325 >>"well if she can get within 20 points she can call it a moral an anal victory"


That is just the stupidest, nonsensical and meaningless bit of political "analysis" I've heard. Why would losing by 19 pts be moral?

Gah! I've lost IQ points just considering it.
Posted by: Lizzy at August 17, 2022 09:08 AM (I/doM)

If you can't win, redefine your victory conditions.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 17, 2022 09:11 AM (b2nrj)

339 "The lure of the "elite" and having their backing financially and politically appears to be incredibly strong. "

The problem for a man like Scott, is that he has great personal instincts. That got him where he is today. He doesn't need the desultory influence that comes from Washington. That's the difference between "good" and "great". Greatness is independent of those influences. It won't allow anything t get in the way of principle, no matter what the cost.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 17, 2022 09:11 AM (VpIIl)

340 In a very divided district, Newhouse won his primary with only 25% of the vote - terrible for an incumbent. He is counting on the Trump supporters in his district to say "oh well gotta vote R in November, no matter who it is." But if they believe that they're better off with an honest Dem rather than lying piece of shit Newhouse, he's not going to get much more than the 25% he got in this race - and that will be against only one opponent, not a big list.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 17, 2022 09:12 AM (r46W7)

341 330. Please do. I still cherish my my dvd collection of Capra.

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 09:12 AM (WY8d2)

342 325 >>"well if she can get within 20 points she can call it a moral an anal victory"


That is just the stupidest, nonsensical and meaningless bit of political "analysis" I've heard. Why would losing by 19 pts be moral?

Gah! I've lost IQ points just considering it.
Posted by: Lizzy at August 17, 2022 09:08 AM (I/doM)

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Moral victories are what the GOPe wants, so I say we give them all the moral victories they can stomach.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 09:12 AM (LvTSG)

343 >>> 258 253 Can somebody explain to me how, if traditional gender roles are just a social construct as the left insists, how is it that fetuses/babies are born with the innate characteristics and preferences of one group and may need to be surgery to align their parts with their gender if "mis-assigned" at birth?


A question you will never hear the woke left discuss or even acknowledge.
Posted by: Ripley at August 17, 2022 08:47 AM (MxEKc)

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If the natural state of humanity is pure and goodness, where did the evil influence of society originate?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 08:48 AM (LvTSG)

I don't exist.

Posted by: Stan at August 17, 2022 09:12 AM (llON8)

344 >> I don't get these locusts moving into states like NC, SC, Fl, etc. who want to change the local culture.


Because they are arrogant a$$holes who consider themselves the more cultured, enlightened people who must help locals get with the program. They cannot connect the dots between their politics/values and their sh#thole former homes.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 17, 2022 09:13 AM (I/doM)

345 >>Try to tell them that home values will plummet soon.


Depends on your location. No sign of the market softening in the Intermountain West. None.

Posted by: garrett at August 17, 2022 09:13 AM (IDNOW)

346 maybe SC will turn to the right like TN did

but UT, not a chance in hell

Posted by: REDACTED at August 17, 2022 09:13 AM (us2H3)

347 Cheney has something like 50,000 votes and I recall reading she raised over $15 million, mostly from lobbyists and in California. Did she really spend $300 per vote? That's kind of amazing.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 17, 2022 09:14 AM (RPJEV)

348 Great article on American Thinker: Stop calling them Democrats. Call them what they are, communists.

Maybe Tucker will take that on.

Posted by: Ziba at August 17, 2022 09:14 AM (4h9M3)

349 With respect, Dave, I think I do understand. And I am absolutely behind any push to get rid of the GOPe / NeverTrump scum. But we have been burned too many times by tough talking, 'ultra patriots' who turn out to be nothing but Deep State felchers the moment they get into office.

Hageman makes all the right noises. Right now. But will she push the MAGA agenda if she wins? That's what I am skeptical about.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 17, 2022 09:09 AM (AW0uW)

I will never make fun of the black community (which I'm part of) for blindly voting Dem, when we Republicans will vote for any GOPe that says that if you don't vote them in, we're getting socialism. If we don't credibly threaten to vote for a Dem rather than a GOPer, we deserve to get snookered by the Establishment every time.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 17, 2022 09:14 AM (OB+je)

350 I bought a cheap Acer Aspire computer for non serious things like email etc. The Documentation says it will only take 8 gig of memory. I bought 16 gig worth of memory sticks. Windows now reports 16 gig of memory available.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at August 17, 2022 09:14 AM (CecP5)

351 ". . . Biden and the Democrats say they’re simply targeting the rich and corporations. But there are only 700 or so billionaires. The rest of the country is you and me."


I wonder how many people with incomes over a million bucks are routinely audited each year? How many over $400,000? You'd think high-earners have been, or will be, fighting against suddenly being audited each and every year. But if they are already being audited, the additional IRS goons have no impact to them. I, for one, will not welcome my new IRS Overlords of the Middle Class.

Posted by: Gref at August 17, 2022 09:14 AM (AMIL/)

352 Burger King in Austria joins the You Will Own Nothing And Be Happy meal club:

Wittgenstein @backtolife_2023; 23m

https://twitter.com/backtolife_2023/status/
1559881195227340800

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 17, 2022 09:14 AM (yikp0)

353 This is the thing that gets me. MTG has no trouble raising money from small donors, and her shop gets to keep all the money, rather than give a vig to the 'consultants' who represent the Bigs. If you have a strong message and a website, you'll get all the money you need - especially for a House race.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 17, 2022 09:08 AM (OB+je)


In most states, there is an enormous difference in the money needed to win a Senate race versus a house race.

And, trying to be somewhat fair to conservative senators - it is much easier to be a firebrand conservative in a +20 republican district than in a state-wide race where the difference is usually much smaller and many of the republican voters aren't really that conservative.

I can understand GOP senators being less aggressively conservative than a MGT - what I can't understand is when they refuse to do conservative things that ARE popular across the board, such as border security and dealing with illegal immigration.

Posted by: Mehive at August 17, 2022 09:14 AM (ky+MF)

354 From my brother regarding EVs.
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In the future a law will be passed mandating all electric cars be equipped with a fire suppression system , because they all will be made in China and they will all catch on fire.

This law will add $10K to cost of each EV.
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Thanks bro'.

Posted by: CapeFear at August 17, 2022 09:14 AM (zCqhJ)

355 LDS is a big proponent of open borders, for instance. They see all those new immigrants (legal or illegal) as potential recruits for conversion. Outside of abortion and gay marriage, Mormons can be pretty leftist.
Posted by: Mehive at August 17, 2022 09:10 AM (ky+MF)

Even well known Mormons like Harry Reid, and Jeff Flake, and Evan Mcmullin?

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 17, 2022 09:14 AM (r46W7)

356 And you repeated it without question.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 08:53 AM


Is that wrong?

Posted by: Amy Schumer at August 17, 2022 09:14 AM (a3Q+t)

357 340. You may be right Tom, but the waves are swelling. Silly summer, no one at home polling, may show a dead cat bounce for Dems. Giving incumbency to rat is not a good idea. They will be massively funded in 2024 by the Abortion groups etc.. Is Newhouse Pro-Life

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 09:15 AM (WY8d2)

358 >>Did she really spend $300 per vote?


No. The Reservation Votes don't cost 10% of that.

Posted by: garrett at August 17, 2022 09:15 AM (IDNOW)

359 355. Udall's

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 09:16 AM (WY8d2)

360 >>> 270 Look, it's only one House race, but on a symbolic level it sure is perhaps one of the most important of the entire primary season.

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And in the larger scheme of things, as Sundance over at CTH has been tracking, Lizzard Cheney was the 8th of the 10 House "Republicans" that voted to impeach Trump who will be gone -- either via not running for re-election or having been rebuked by their constituents.

Here's his image of them with the eight strikes: https://tinyurl.com/2p9fp5yr

Now, if some MAGA conservative could just take a clue-bat to Utah and get Pierre Delecto flushed down the proverbial toilet ...
Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 17, 2022 08:52 AM (WtAgB)

Larry Correia, who is no fan on the baggie full of hair gel, had a post not long ago about how Utah fcks with its voters - iirc some primary-rules shenanigans to help the UniParty's selected candidates make it to the general.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 17, 2022 09:16 AM (llON8)

361 Trump needs to get up to AK every other week and throw beer, cigarette, and cured meat rallies. Murk won't have a chance.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 17, 2022 09:16 AM (m7R0k)

362 The practical goal was never to turn the GOP into Trump-clones in the space of a couple of years. It's a war of attrition that takes a very long time. Hell, it's arguable that we're still in some late phase of the Tea Party fight.

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Glenn Beck rekindled a memory recently regarding the Tea Party. In hindsight, we see it as having failed since it was co-opted by hustlers & rejected by the GOPee, but apparently in a memoir "written by" the DogEater post-presidency (would never read and don't know it's title or author, probably Billy "the Domestic Terrorist" Ayers?) he complained that it was the success of The Tea Party movement in 2010 that prevented him from fundamentally transforming destroying the country faster -- as we're witnessing now in his third term.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 17, 2022 09:16 AM (WtAgB)

363 garrett. The market softening on sales no, but financing is becoming an issue. Neighbor who currently has a barndominium they are living in cannot get financing for their house to be built. Not enough equity, mortgage rates rising and cannot raise the additional down payment amount. Husband and wife have good incomes. The finance side of things tightening up. Home prices will have to go down if you do not have lots of cash to nail down a loan.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at August 17, 2022 09:17 AM (2NHgQ)

364 The problem for a man like Scott, is that he has great personal instincts. That got him where he is today. He doesn't need the desultory influence that comes from Washington. That's the difference between "good" and "great". Greatness is independent of those influences. It won't allow anything t get in the way of principle, no matter what the cost.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 17, 2022 09:11 AM (VpIIl)


Yes, but there are very few people with that kind of inner strength and courage. that's the problem.

As someone wise once said (I forget who), the point is to vote in people who will do the right thing because they are afraid of losing the next election, not trying to vote in "courageous, strong people" who will do the right thing on their own - because the latter is almost always a losing proposition.

Posted by: Mehive at August 17, 2022 09:17 AM (ky+MF)

365 I guess footballs will come down in price now that there is so much pigskin on the market

Posted by: REDACTED at August 17, 2022 09:17 AM (us2H3)

366 LDS is a big proponent of open borders, for instance. They see all those new immigrants (legal or illegal) as potential recruits for conversion. Outside of abortion and gay marriage, Mormons can be pretty leftist.
Posted by: Mehive at August 17, 2022 09:10 AM (ky+MF)

Why cant they be Mormons and stay in their shithole countries?

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 17, 2022 09:17 AM (BRHaw)

367
LDS is a big proponent of open borders, for instance. They see all those new immigrants (legal or illegal) as potential recruits for conversion. Outside of abortion and gay marriage, Mormons can be pretty leftist.

Posted by: Mehive at August 17, 2022 09:10 AM


They've also screwed up the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy 'deal'. They were supposed to put millions into the pot, in return be absolved of responsibility for any scouts sexual abuse in their troops - and apparently there was plenty. They re-wrote the deal to absolve themselves from any and all sexual abuse including stuff outside of scouting. The bankruptcy judge read all the fine print and caught it.

So, it's back to the bargaining table with them.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 17, 2022 09:17 AM (jE276)

368 361 Trump needs to get up to AK every other week and throw beer, cigarette, and cured meat rallies. Murk won't have a chance.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 17, 2022 09:16 AM (m7R0k)

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"Free AK-15's to all rally attendees!"

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 17, 2022 09:18 AM (WtAgB)

369 I am so old that I remember burning my trash in a burn barrel in the alley... Like God intended! THis was in Saint Paul in the 70's. My oh my how things have changed.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at August 17, 2022 09:18 AM (flINI)

370 >>No. The Reservation Votes don't cost 10% of that.

Crossover Democrat votes are free and she got a lot of them.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 17, 2022 09:18 AM (ZLI7S)

371 "Agree Marcus. Have buddies who are head in the sand types. Vote GOP but not much else. Try to tell them that home values will plummet soon. Say I am wearing tinfoil"

It's a material argument at this point. The only question is how far it will fall. The problem is, it cascades. You have historically high prices because of demand and cheap money. Now you have historically falling demand, higher rates, growing inventory and to top it off, falling prices. The last part is bad for people who bought in the last 18 months since they are going to watch their equity slip away. I don't see that trajectory as a good one. Real estate value are already falling in major markets and a record number of people are backing out of contracts, especially for new homes. It's becoming a shit puddle very quickly.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 17, 2022 09:18 AM (VpIIl)

372 the LDS is a problem

they can't even spell "acid"

Posted by: REDACTED at August 17, 2022 09:19 AM (us2H3)

373 >>Home prices will have to go down if you do not have lots of cash to nail down a loan.


There's the peanut.
There is no dearth of people with the means.
They aren't necessarily locals, though. Sadly.

Posted by: garrett at August 17, 2022 09:19 AM (IDNOW)

374 Why cant they be Mormons and stay in their shithole countries?
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 17, 2022 09:17 AM (BRHaw)

'cuz then they couldn't get baptized for all of their ancestors in that big dunking tank in Salt Lake City, and their ancestors won't get to rule their own planets.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 17, 2022 09:19 AM (r46W7)

375 As someone wise once said (I forget who), the point is to vote in people who will do the right thing because they are afraid of losing the next election, not trying to vote in "courageous, strong people" who will do the right thing on their own - because the latter is almost always a losing proposition.
Posted by: Mehive at August 17, 2022 09:17 AM (ky+MF)

- Stuff Jefferson Said, Vol. I

Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 17, 2022 09:19 AM (OB+je)

376 Well, Byron Donald is the GOP Rep for the Fort Myers area, the old Connie Mack Seat. A seat that has not flipped in 50 years. Very conservative. He is black and a fighter. Excellent on Newsmax over Mar Lago

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 09:19 AM (WY8d2)

377 Mayor Alejandro Flores @alxflores01 · 10h
Great turnout today at Mario's Tacos! Thank you Congresswomen Flores for your powerful speech. We are the latino conservative movement! We are Pro-God, Pro-Life and Pro-Country!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 17, 2022 09:19 AM (yikp0)

378 As someone wise once said (I forget who), the point is to vote in people who will do the right thing because they are afraid of losing the next election, not trying to vote in "courageous, strong people" who will do the right thing on their own - because the latter is almost always a losing proposition.

Posted by: Mehive at August 17, 2022 09:17 AM (ky+MF)

-------

Milton Friedman.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 17, 2022 09:20 AM (WtAgB)

379 Apparently, NY Attorney General Letitia James threatened a church in Batavia, NY (halfway between Rochester and Buffalo) with prosecution for "civil rights crimes" if it hosted Eric Trump for a "Reawaken America" night. She wrote a letter to them, literally threatening them with investigation and potential prosecution.

Legal Insurrection has the story, but the TLR is that James is a nutbag of the highest order.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 17, 2022 09:20 AM (uL2Yf)

380 363 garrett. The market softening on sales no, but financing is becoming an issue. Neighbor who currently has a barndominium they are living in cannot get financing for their house to be built. Not enough equity, mortgage rates rising and cannot raise the additional down payment amount. Husband and wife have good incomes. The finance side of things tightening up. Home prices will have to go down if you do not have lots of cash to nail down a loan.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at August 17, 2022 09:17 AM (2NHgQ)

Builders have been pretty restrained about adding supply though. There may not be a large crash.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 17, 2022 09:20 AM (b2nrj)

381 "Utah is not nearly as conservative as we believe it to be. Remember Orrin Hatch?"


Sen. Mike Lee was actually surprising to me, I thought for sure he would fall in line with the kinder and gentler GOP idiots. He's turned out better than expected, I think he would be okay on SCOTUS but I still worry about the whole Mormon thing.

Posted by: lowandslow at August 17, 2022 09:20 AM (qH6FZ)

382 >> ". . . Biden and the Democrats say they’re simply targeting the rich and corporations.


small
business
owners

Recall under Obama: Gibson Guitar (donated to GOP), Bundy Ranch (it was grazing fees, but the same use of govt. force to seize/destroy property from non-Democrats).

Posted by: Lizzy at August 17, 2022 09:20 AM (I/doM)

383 No. The Reservation Votes don't cost 10% of that.
Posted by: garrett at August 17, 2022 09:15 AM (IDNOW)

have you seen the price of wampum lately ?

Posted by: REDACTED at August 17, 2022 09:20 AM (us2H3)

384 garrett. The market softening on sales no, but financing is becoming an issue. Neighbor who currently has a barndominium they are living in cannot get financing for their house to be built. Not enough equity, mortgage rates rising and cannot raise the additional down payment amount. Husband and wife have good incomes. The finance side of things tightening up. Home prices will have to go down if you do not have lots of cash to nail down a loan.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine

We close on ours Friday. Bringing $73,000 cash to the table.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 17, 2022 09:21 AM (LNtgV)

385 Marcus, do you think there will be a bull market after the midterms?

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 09:21 AM (WY8d2)

386 Wondering how long it will take the AICPA to update their audit risk model?

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at August 17, 2022 09:21 AM (kC+Z2)

387 379 Legal Insurrection has the story, but the TLR is that James is a nutbag of the highest order.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 17, 2022 09:20 AM (uL2Yf)

=========

And she has tremendous political and legal power in NYS because the Democratic machine wants her to have it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 17, 2022 09:21 AM (LvTSG)

388 Wyoming has come through for trump, now it is Alaska's turn to take out the trash.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 17, 2022 09:21 AM (QSjkU)

389 MPPP - but if people did not vote for Hageman, then we know exactly what Cheney is and she would hold the seat.

It's the choice between a known terrible outcome and a chance on a better outcome where we might be disappointed.

There is no rational reason for not taking a chance.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 17, 2022 09:21 AM (0BIgw)

390 >>We close on ours Friday. Bringing $73,000 cash to the table.


It is King...and, Congrats!

Posted by: garrett at August 17, 2022 09:21 AM (IDNOW)

391 My brother is jn the mortgage loan business. He's been sounding the alarm for a while now.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 17, 2022 09:22 AM (89T5c)

392 28 percent of liberals surveyed said they removed someone from their social media circle because of the content that person posted, compared with 8 percent of conservatives.”

3 and a half to 1 my guess the real number is 10 to 1!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 17, 2022 09:22 AM (BRHaw)

393 381. Lee is a pro amnesty and foreign worker guy though

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 09:22 AM (WY8d2)

394 From a leftist, Far East foreign correspondent:

William Yang @WilliamYang120 · 11h
The chairman of a bipartisan group of Japanese lawmakers working to advance relations with #Taiwan plans to visit the self-governed island next week, sources close to the matter said Tuesday.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 17, 2022 09:22 AM (yikp0)

395 Rank Choice Voting and Mail-In Ballots Debut in Deep Red Alaska Where Democrat May Now Steal US House Seat from Sarah Palin

https://tinyurl.com/yunnpevw

Posted by: redridinghood at August 17, 2022 09:23 AM (NpAcC)

396 >> do you think there will be a bull market after the midterms?


I am going on the reord with a solid : NO.

Posted by: garrett at August 17, 2022 09:23 AM (IDNOW)

397 Murkowski cheats like George Constanza

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 09:23 AM (WY8d2)

398 "Yes, but there are very few people with that kind of inner strength and courage. that's the problem"

And very few of them are in the GOP. In fact, I can't name one who has not been corrupted. It's also funny, but I see Trump as having the ability to be great. His instincts on material matters that help the country, economy, people and liberty are innate. His distractions isn't Washington, which makes the former an even bigger contributor to his greatness. But it's his own personal demons- vanity, pathos,etc. that detract from his ability to be truly, and universally great.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 17, 2022 09:24 AM (VpIIl)

399
Letitia James threatened a church in Batavia, NY (halfway between Rochester and Buffalo)

It's a little known fact, but there's a Batavia in NY, OH, and Illinois.

Posted by: Cliff Clavin at August 17, 2022 09:24 AM (jE276)

400 396 >> do you think there will be a bull market after the midterms?


I am going on the record with a solid : NO.
Posted by: garrett at August 17, 2022 09:23 AM (IDNOW)

I think there'll be a relief rally. I don't think there's much reason for an extremely strong market, but we could see the market near where it was at the start of the year or a tad higher by year-end.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 17, 2022 09:24 AM (b2nrj)

401 It is King...and, Congrats!
Posted by: garrett


Thanks. We've been lucky and just in front of everything bad coming down the pike.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 17, 2022 09:25 AM (LNtgV)

402 Today is National Black Cat Appreciation Day.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 17, 2022 09:25 AM (NpAcC)

403 And very few of them are in the GOP. In fact, I can't name one who has not been corrupted.

Louie Gohmert?

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 17, 2022 09:26 AM (QSjkU)

404 It's one thing to be anti-Trump. But Liz Cheney embraced the Election Fraud Coup. That is way, WAY bigger than Donald Trump. For one thing, they stole the House and Senate, too.

But they stole Self-Government from the People.

I regard Honest Elections as THE Civil Right. That's how we ensure all the others by hiring those who will protect and enforce them. It also gives a voice to everyone so we can live together without devolving into the Law of the Jungle and fighting it out in the streets.

So you can quote Reagan and the Fouders all day long. But if you embrace this Fraudulent Installation of the OBiden Junta over Honest Elections, you're not a conservative.

You're barely American.

Good riddance, Liz.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at August 17, 2022 09:26 AM (Ndje9)

405 Posted by: Marcus T at August 17, 2022 09:24 AM (VpIIl)

Fine analysis.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 17, 2022 09:26 AM (H8QX8)

406 Jane Lubchenco, the deputy director for climate and environment at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, has been pulled up by the NAS for editing a paper later found to contain technical errors, as well as having worked with the scientists involved in it, one of which turned out to be her brother-in law.

Lubchenco was found to have violated NAS Code of Conduct Section 3, which states that “NAS members shall avoid those detrimental research practices that are clear violations of the fundamental tenets of research.”

Who would have thot Uncle Joe would have a liar and a cheat working for him??

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 17, 2022 09:26 AM (BRHaw)

407 >>Today is National Black Cat Appreciation Day.


Bottle Rockets for Everyone!

Posted by: garrett at August 17, 2022 09:26 AM (IDNOW)

408 do you think there will be a bull market after the midterms?

Absolutely. People like Mr. French will be even more depressed.

Posted by: Mrs. David French at August 17, 2022 09:26 AM (a3Q+t)

409 396 >> do you think there will be a bull market after the midterms?

I am going on the reord with a solid : NO.
Posted by: garrett at August 17, 2022 09:23 AM (IDNOW)

Absolutely no - a new Congress can cause a lot of trouble for Biden and his bureaucracy and create some chaos, but there's nothing they can do to actually make things better - gotta control the bureaucracy, the only true source of power in our government, to do that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 17, 2022 09:27 AM (r46W7)

410 This is a big reason why I trust none of them, even Trump, because of bullshit like this.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 17, 2022 08:22 AM (wUiVU)

It's a little different with this. I don't think the Trump's are teasing *us* with such declarations.

They are letting the enemy know they have footage, and that they don't want them to know what they have.

This isn't standard Project Veritas we have something big politics. Their lives are on the line here. The feds would put every Trump in jail if they could. Easy to forget from our vantage point that it's real for them.

Posted by: ... at August 17, 2022 09:27 AM (feqn2)

411 402 Today is National Black Cat Appreciation Day.
Posted by: redridinghood at August 17, 2022 09:25 AM (NpAcC)

Seems July 4th would be more appropriate!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 17, 2022 09:27 AM (BRHaw)

412 309> I agree Dave.

Posted by: sidney at August 17, 2022 09:27 AM (Uy/WF)

413 Leftists want a "meat tax" because feeding plants to animals make them fart, and it's better for humans to eat the plants instead?

Ummm.... seems to me that humans eating plants also fart, so more humans eating more plants makes more farts, so there's still the same amount of fart gas being made, so why not just let the animals do the farting and we can still enjoy steak and bacon? (And smoked brisket...and pulled pork... and roast turkey... and..and..)

Posted by: George V at August 17, 2022 09:27 AM (ugbqN)

414 "The Dem is ahead and last I heard is the Republicans are worried that the 2 Republicans are splitting the Republican vote."

yeah, that is crazy, if in the general there are two (or three?) Repubs and one Dem. But maybe Murky will steal some of the Dem votes?

The point of the primary is to get the one best R to face the Dem. Murky don't care, it is all about her.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 17, 2022 09:27 AM (Cus5s)

415 We >>had

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 17, 2022 09:28 AM (m7R0k)

416 Rank Choice Voting is a scam to prevent conservatives from winning elections when nobody gets a solid majority.

Liberal / mushy republicans will vote for Murkowski.

Conservatives will vote for the conservative, but b/c she's GOP, will at least put Murkowski 2nd because at the end of the day, they'd rather see a GOP senator than a dem senator.

Dems will put Murkowsi second b/c they don't want the conservative.

Independents who don't vote Murkowski will likely put Murkowski 2nd if they voted Dem and even if they vote for the conservative.

So, if nobody gets 50.1% of the vote, they go to second choices, and low and behold - Murkowsi wins.

I doubt there is a scenario where a true conservative wins after they go to 2nd choices.

Posted by: Mehive at August 17, 2022 09:28 AM (ky+MF)

417 Utah is the one state that California fleeing marxists cannot crack yet.

Ruined Oregon, Wash, AZ, Colorado, NM, and NV so far

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 09:28 AM (WY8d2)

418 Today is National Black Cat Appreciation Day.


Bottle Rockets for Everyone!
Posted by: garrett


ISWYDT

Posted by: rickb223 at August 17, 2022 09:29 AM (LNtgV)

419 >>Rank Choice Voting is a scam


It is. But it is preferential to many alternatives.

Posted by: Ghost of Ted Stevens at August 17, 2022 09:29 AM (IDNOW)

420 I mentioned that I saw Mr. Smith on video a couple of weekends ago. People in 1939 must have thought it fanciful that Mr. Taylor could boycott news of Smith's filibuster in the entire state. My 2020 self knows that the Dems could boycott news of Hunter Biden's corruption in the entire country.

Posted by: Darrell Harris
--------------------------------
The means of communications have changed but power always seeks to stifle news not to their liking. Newspapers were the PTB's voice then it became radio then TV. Now, it is social media.

Posted by: whig at August 17, 2022 09:29 AM (CXr4y)

421 I'm still dubious about "voting." I'm also (ahem) way past 29.

Voting Republican is a lot like playing the lottery. You can spend a lot of money trying to get your preferred candidate in, but you're still likely to lose. Politicians are no longer beholden to their constituents. The second they take "the oath of office" they are off to the grifting table to grab a seat. Putting your faith, real religious-like faith in a politician is never a winning strategy. Yet there are millions of voters out there who do just that.

If you're a leftist however you're more than likely to get exactly what you're paying for.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 17, 2022 09:29 AM (BFigT)

422 Bumper sticker in 1981:

Don't Californicate Colorado.

LOL

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at August 17, 2022 09:29 AM (JVCkA)

423 "Obey the law! Back the Blue! Even if their badge says IRS."

F..king statist c..nts.

Posted by: Riptide at August 17, 2022 09:29 AM (eAZl+)

424 From my brother regarding EVs.
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In the future a law will be passed mandating all electric cars be equipped with a fire suppression system , because they all will be made in China and they will all catch on fire.

This law will add $10K to cost of each EV.
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Thanks bro'.

Posted by: CapeFear at August 17, 2022 09:14 AM (zCqhJ)
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Don't know if that's real or hyperbole, but I made that same statement as a joke here about a month ago (sans China part).

I'mma gonna have to get some new conspiracy theories hyperbole, because all my old ones keep coming true.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 17, 2022 09:29 AM (WtAgB)

425 409. Guess I was basing it on 1994. when Gingrich was able to get Bubba to move to the center

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 09:30 AM (WY8d2)

426 "Marcus, do you think there will be a bull market after the midterms?

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 09:21 AM (WY8d2)"

I hate doing crystal ball stuff, but all indications are "no". I believe at that point we will be in a solid recession. Corporate earnings, which drive a lot of the economy are going to take a hit. The new Manchin Tax bill is going to sting from the corporate sector down to consumers. Ditto the growth engine, small businesses, who will continue to struggle. Also, this doubling of the IRS is no small matter. They will be going after a lot of people and that's going to hurt the economy. Same for the job market. It will roll along, but it will continue to sink, and the quality of job, hourly wages will take a hit. We already have a record number of people working two jobs, that will continue. That said, I don't see where the equities market rallies, or when.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 17, 2022 09:31 AM (VpIIl)

427 Art up. Rawhide!

Posted by: rickb223 at August 17, 2022 09:31 AM (LNtgV)

428 I don't get these locusts moving into states like NC, SC, Fl, etc. who want to change the local culture...
... and them immediately move to destroy everything that kept it both inexpensive and socially pleasing...
Posted by: Marcus T at August 17, 2022 09:08 AM (VpIIl)

^This. RTP is a mess. As many Syracuse fans at a NCSU BB game as Wolfpack fans. *spit

Posted by: Backwoods Guy at August 17, 2022 09:31 AM (aX0CW)

429 >>Guess I was basing it on 1994. when Gingrich was able to get Bubba to move to the center


They seized on Covid to crash the Economy to remove Trump.

No way a Mid-Term slows their roll.

Posted by: garrett at August 17, 2022 09:31 AM (IDNOW)

430 Letitia James threatened a church in Batavia, NY (halfway between Rochester and Buffalo)

It's a little known fact, but there's a Batavia in NY, OH, and Illinois.
Posted by: Cliff Clavin at August 17, 2022 09:24 AM (jE276)

***

According to the U.S. Geological Survey there are currently 34 populated places named Springfield in 25 U.S. states, including five in Wisconsin; additionally, there are at least 36 Springfield Townships, including 11 in Ohio.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at August 17, 2022 09:32 AM (flINI)

431 >>Rank Choice Voting is a scam to prevent conservatives from winning elections when nobody gets a solid majority.


How do you do a recount with RCV?

It's so easy to steal the election by tweaking the fractional votes just apply .2 more of each vote for your candidate when splitting someone's one vote between 2 or 3 candidate and who will know?

Posted by: Lizzy at August 17, 2022 09:32 AM (I/doM)

432 "Dodge has announced a “last call” for its Charger and Challenger models, as the company is “celebrating the end of an era” and switching to electric vehicles — whether their customers want them or not."


We are rapidly being forced into a Communo-Fascist-Climate Emergency Command Economy. If the only vehicles for sale due to Government regulations are electric, you will buy electric. If the only stoves, water heaters, and furnaces for sale are electric due to Gov't regulations, you'll buy electric. If the only food for sale is insects and quinoa, you'll eat insects and quinoa.

No explicit laws are required for these steps. All it takes is a Porkulus bill giving the heads of Exec Departments and Agencies the power to "issue appropriate rules and regulations to meet The President's emission goals."

Posted by: Gref at August 17, 2022 09:32 AM (AMIL/)

433 Sharyl Attkisson🕵️‍♂️ @SharylAttkisson · 12h
Boston Children's Hospital Throws Child Off Roof After She Claims To Be A Bird
https://babylonbee.com

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 17, 2022 09:32 AM (yikp0)

434 We had a real estate lawyer last year in northern AZ that was devout LDS. He thought Romney should have won the presidency and Trump was awful. We fired his ass immediately. There are lots of LDS outside the state of Utah by the way. Idaho has many.


Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 17, 2022 09:33 AM (m7R0k)

435 Absolutely no - a new Congress can cause a lot of trouble for Biden and his bureaucracy and create some chaos, but there's nothing they can do to actually make things better - gotta control the bureaucracy, the only true source of power in our government, to do that.

Posted by: Tom Servo
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The GOP can control the bureaucracy but they have to go back to regular order along with using the Holman rule and spending restrictions. Also let the shutdowns happen as they will when the junta vetoes these. A rolling shutdown of departments is harder for the media to spin than the omnibus spending vehicles.

Posted by: whig at August 17, 2022 09:33 AM (CXr4y)

436 They seized on Covid to crash the Economy to remove Trump.

No way a Mid-Term slows their roll.
Posted by: garrett at August 17, 2022 09:31 AM (IDNOW)

And Obama showed 'em they don't need no stinking Congress. 2 1/2 more years of this shit if we make it that far.

Posted by: Backwoods Guy at August 17, 2022 09:33 AM (aX0CW)

437 Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 17, 2022 09:32 AM (yikp0)

I'm a satire guy but that shit is Too real

Posted by: ... at August 17, 2022 09:33 AM (feqn2)

438 >>There are lots of LDS outside the state of Utah by the way. Idaho has many.


Idaho and some areas of Montana are filthy with them.

Posted by: garrett at August 17, 2022 09:34 AM (IDNOW)

439 Utah is not nearly as conservative as we believe it to be.

Rural Utah, of which there's a lot, is very conservative. Salt Lake City swamps that though, and they've gotten a lot of Cali tech industry migration recently (like Boise and some other cities in that region).

Posted by: Ian S. at August 17, 2022 09:35 AM (ZGrMX)

440 I've been trackng home prices in the Midwest for a year now. They didn't have a big run up and are not dropping much now. Nice place to look if you work from home. I close 9/1 and am paying cash.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 17, 2022 09:35 AM (9WSy4)

441 In 1998, for NV, AZ, Co, and NM there 8 US Seante seats. GOP held 6 of them. today all Dem seats.

that is brutal

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 09:35 AM (WY8d2)

442 >>Voting Republican is a lot like playing the lottery. You can spend a lot of money trying to get your preferred candidate in, but you're still likely to lose. Politicians are no longer beholden to their constituents. The second they take "the oath of office" they are off to the grifting table to grab a seat. Putting your faith, real religious-like faith in a politician is never a winning strategy. Yet there are millions of voters out there who do just that.

It seems like times are changing. Cheney got schlonged last night specifically because she did not represent the wishes of her constituents any longer.

I think people make the mistake of thinking times don't change and this is 20 years ago. We are in a completely different environment. We aren't being asked to hold our noses and vote for another GOP candidate because the Democrat is worse. At least not everywhere.

I've been listening to Hageman speak for the better part of a year and if she's not the real deal she is one hell of an actress and she fooled the entire state of Wyoming. She has vowed to represent the people of Wyoming and be an America First rep and I think she will be.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 17, 2022 09:36 AM (ZLI7S)

443 440. As long as you avoid Illinois

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 09:36 AM (WY8d2)

444 >>In 1998, for NV, AZ, Co, and NM there 8 US Seante seats. GOP held 6 of them. today all Dem seats.


McCain was a 'Republican'.

...so.

Posted by: garrett at August 17, 2022 09:36 AM (IDNOW)

445 Hageman has to run every two years. She will be solid. Senate is the problem

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 09:37 AM (WY8d2)

446 444. Touche

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 09:37 AM (WY8d2)

447 Seized on Covid. They created Covid in Wuhan to defeat Trump

Posted by: Jonah at August 17, 2022 09:38 AM (WY8d2)

448 As long as you avoid Illinois
Posted by: Jonah
___

Too late for us.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 17, 2022 09:38 AM (EuFDw)

449 Posted by: Backwoods Guy at August 17, 2022 09:33 AM (aX0CW)

This nic has an all too familiar ring.

Posted by: ... at August 17, 2022 09:39 AM (feqn2)

450 447 Seized on Covid. They created Covid in Wuhan to defeat Trump
Posted by: Jonah


They played Trump like a germaphobe fiddle.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 17, 2022 09:44 AM (m7R0k)

451 They played Trump like a germaphobe fiddle.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 17, 2022 09:44 AM (m7R0k)

No. They lied to him every step of the way and are bragging about it now. If it was about germophobia there would have been no need to lie because he wouldn't have been questioning anything.

Posted by: ... at August 17, 2022 09:48 AM (feqn2)

452 Montana or Wyoming? Giddy up, little doggie, I can now go back to thinking of retiring in Wyoming.

Posted by: sidney at August 17, 2022 09:54 AM (Uy/WF)

453 I know there are people who get annoyed at Bongino, but you really need to listen to his show from yesterday, where his being a former federal agent really matters, so you can see what he sees about the Mar-a-lago raid.

https://tinyurl.com/bdesnkh6

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at August 17, 2022 10:01 AM (CecP5)

454 Cheney was worth 7 million when she entered congress six years ago..

Now she is worth 42 million. Tell me how she accpmplished that.

Use the IRS to audit every member of the government.

Posted by: Obama's boyfriend at August 17, 2022 10:11 AM (EcD5Y)

455 Regarding the Mar-a-Lago Warrant:
Tristan Snell: "There was PROOF presented to the judge"

Just like there was proof AND affidavits for the FISA warrants, right?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 17, 2022 10:36 AM (ynpvh)

456
Don't underestimate the damage Liz Cheney can do until her fat ass is out of office in January 2023.

Posted by: portlandon at August 17, 2022 10:57 AM (+oR7L)

457 454 She probably earned it. . . . . . knocking down all of those protein shakes from the entire Bush clan

Posted by: Despise Marxist Rat Bastards & Jackson Corn Holers at August 17, 2022 11:07 AM (8m/Xb)

458 My understanding of Manafort...
He paid his landscaper $400,000 with checks written on a Ukrainian bank and didn't report to IRS THE REPATRIATION.
See, he made bank grifting in Ukraine corruption cesspool.

Not all these rich guys are like you and I.
If his pal had not been Trump he still would be doing hard time in his mansion.

Posted by: torabora at August 17, 2022 11:09 AM (Y274z)

459 450 447 Seized on Covid. They created Covid in Wuhan to defeat Trump
Posted by: Jonah

They played Trump like a germaphobe fiddle.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 17, 2022 09:44 AM (m7R0k)


Being germaphobic is one thing. Being the president and being told by doctors and experts that a virus that could kill millions is a direct immediate threat is quite something else.

You can't blame him for the initial response. His not fighting back on the therapeutics is something else.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 17, 2022 11:19 AM (x0n13)

460 I'm late to the post (see my nic) but just an editing note for J.J.:
The phrase is "toeing the line" and not "towing the line."
It's in reference to drawing a line in the dirt and getting so close to the line that your toes touch it. ;-)

Posted by: Just Got Here at August 17, 2022 11:20 AM (0NV2q)

461 Toeing the line, not towing!

Posted by: Mattman26 at August 17, 2022 11:21 AM (Cn7iV)

462 461 Toeing the line, not towing!

Posted by: Mattman26 at August 17, 2022 11:21 AM (Cn7iV)

Towing the line? That line be heavy...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 17, 2022 11:25 AM (ynpvh)

463 460 Posted by: Just Got Here at August 17, 2022 11:20 AM (0NV2q)


I blame autocorrect.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 17, 2022 01:28 PM (x0n13)

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