The Morning Report — 10/3/22

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Good morning kids. Start of a new week and my hopes and prayers for Florida sadly came to naught as the death toll in the wake of Hurricane Ian now stands at 76 confirmed dead as of this morning. I pray that it doesn't rise, but given the magnitude of devastation, I fear that it undoubtedly will. Governor DeSantis and his team, as well as all the first responders, linemen and other emergency workers are doing everything humanly possible to restore essential services so that the citizenry can begin the process of digging out, cleaning up and ultimately rebuilding. In a sane, rational society, this would be the response at every level of government all the way up to the highest office in the land. But, as we all know too well, that is not America in the year 2022.

So absolute is the divide, and so bereft of morals and decency and in point of fact so heartless are those in power in DC, that they are cheering the carnage of a natural disaster insofar as it can ding their chief political rival and nemesis as well as punish those who oppose them. Even if it means the death of innocent people. That's not hyperbole; that's fact. Because in their warped souls, anyone who opposes them in the slightest is not innocent. The eliminationist rhetoric that has been shrieked at us 24/7 for years now, up to and including the hollowed out husk of a venal pervert who proclaimed at least half this nation "a clear and present danger" has resulted in innocent lives being snuffed out by guns, cars and Molotov cocktails. At least one was at the behest of the government itself. Ashli Babbit shot to death by Capitol cop Michael Byrd and Roseanne Boyland tortured and beaten to death by government-sanctioned goons. But I digress.

Recall in the wake of Hurricane Katrina 17 years ago now, how the Left shrieked at Dubya for allegedly doing nothing to help New Orleans because, in the puerile, racialist ravings of criminal mayor Ray Nagin, his town was a "chocolate city." Worse, the homunculus black hole of racialist hatred Spike Lee spewed the most inflammatory crackpot conspiracy bromide that the Army Corps of Engineers, at the behest of Bush, actually blew up the levees as a genocidal act of ethnic cleansing to cause them to flee the city, and "de-chocolatize" it, if not kill outright as many blacks as possible. Naturally, the fact that for years, Democrat politicians absconded and/or mismanaged the money to maintain and strengthen the levees and in the crucial days before Katrina hit, Nagin and Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco rebuffed the Bush administration's aid and assistance as well as FEMA's urging them to order an evacuation. Oh well, "cannibalism in the Superdome" and Ray Nagin huffing on a crackpipe in a high rise hotel before bugging out while the Big Easy gets wiped out is the price we have to pay to maintain the meme that America is racist to its core.

And now, in the wake of Ian, where it seems that Ron DeSantis who has done almost everything right, the fury of Mother Nature notwithstanding, is to be taken out by projecting everything the Democrats have done wrong, and spectacularly so, onto him. But, of course, it's not working. Ian was as DeSantis stated "a once-in-500-year event" and all things considered, he seems to be the right man in the right place at the right time to get Florida back on its feet.

So, what's the Left to do? One guess.

Four years ago, Ron DeSantis was running for governor in Florida against a socialist drug addict under indictment for corruption, who happened to be black. Instead of asking their candidate to step aside so that they could run a more suitable individual to be the chief executive of one of America’s largest states, the Democrats stayed with their man and placed their hopes on smearing DeSantis as a “racist.” Their evidence? In a speech on the economy he said, “The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state.” There was nothing remotely racist about this statement. However, the Florida NAACP responded by saying comparison of blacks to monkeys – a comparison DeSantis did not make – was “by far the best-known racist reference to African Americans in our national folklore.”

DeSantis was being hung for a perfectly innocent and apt statement that only a party as morally defective as the Florida Democrats could construe in the way they did. This was soon accompanied by a second charge involving me. DeSantis had spoken four times at an event I hosted annually which had featured mainstream conservatives, including three US Attorneys General, and senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Mitch McConnell, Huffington Post reported it under a screaming headline: “DeSantis Gave Four Paid Speeches for Infamous Racist.” That would be me.

Now, four years later, as a very successful Governor DeSantis positions himself for a presidential run, The New York Times’ columnist, Charles Blow has re-opened the charge, saying DeSantis has a significant race problem, holding me up as a case in point: “In a 2018 gubernatorial debate, the moderator asked DeSantis why he had spoken at several conferences hosted by David Horowitz, a conservative writer who the Southern Poverty Law Center says is a ‘driving force of the anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant and anti-Black movements.’” In the four years between these attacks, I have refuted these easily disproven lies of the SPLC, numerous times on the Internet, and in my recent book, aptly titled, The Enemy Within: How A Totalitarian Movement Is Destroying America . . .

. . . The entire aim of the malicious distortions of statements and facts, indeed the whole tenor of the Democrat attacks was that Republicans were racists, unfit to be taken seriously, and that the country would be better off if there were only one party – a party dedicated to the “socially just” future as seen through the eyes of leftwing zealots. Just before the gubernatorial election, which DeSantis won by a hair, Axios published the results of a poll showing that a majority of Democrats – 61% – regarded Republicans as “racists,” “sexists” and “bigots.”

This was entirely predictable for a party which has come to rely on name-calling and hate rather than reason and persuasion, and whose leaders characterize their opponents en masse as “deplorables” and “irredeemables” and “white supremacists.” A party that relies on moral indictments to advance its political agendas, and which elevates tribal groups over the individuals who compose them is a totalitarian party in the making. A party that proposes to “save the planet” or establish a society where “social justice” reigns, is a party that demands intolerance from its adherents, and will regard democratic compromise with an imperfect world as a betrayal of its high-minded cause.

In terms of shifting perceptions electorally and politically, it's not going to work. In fact, just the opposite has happened and continues in the wake of the Trump economic miracle of his first term and its cataclysmic reversal at the hands of Sponge-Brain Shits-Pants' handlers these past 20 months. More minorities, including the jewel in the crown of the Democrat party, American blacks, are not just taking a chance on non-Democrat candidates but abandoning the plantation in growing numbers.

And speaking of "deplorables" per David Horowitz's piece, the confirmation that the racialism schtick isn't going to fly (though doubtless it is a standard and the audience won't go home unless the band plays it) look who's suddenly appeared to run, not on racism, but on open borders:

Hillary Clinton is “dusting off” her husband’s playbook by criticizing the Biden administration’s “open borders” to put herself in place to mount a 2024 presidential run, veteran political consultant Dick Morris said in a new interview.

Morris, a former aide to President Bill Clinton, said Hillary is setting herself up to enter the race as a “moderate” choice for Democrats in two years for what would be her third shot at the White House. . .

. . . “These are all signals that she is going to be the moderate candidate for president. She’s going to say after the election, ‘See, the left cost us the House and the Senate. If we stay with a left-wing candidate in 2024, we’re going to lose the White House. I’m the only one who will tack to the center and give us a chance at victory , ’ ” Morris said.

Morris said he’s aware of the strategy she’s employing “because it’s the strategy I designed for Bill Clinton in 1992” when he won the Democratic nomination. “ Hillary is just dusting off Bill‘s playbook that I wrote for him and applying it herself this year,” he said. . .

. . . “Once Biden pulls out, the polling will show that the Democrats are leaning toward some crazy radical like Gavin Newson, Bernie Sanders. Maybe even AOC herself,” Morris said, referring to progressive lightning rod Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. 

“That’s going to drive the Democratic Party leaders to go to Hillary and say, ‘Hey look. Please run again. We need you to save us from the crazy left,” Morris said.

And guess which Democrat bloc absolutely hates open borders and illegal aliens. Hint: it starts with B-L and ends in A-C-K-S. If whackos like that Charlamagne Tha G-d can see through what the Democrats are doing, QED.

What Morris neglects to say, as if it's not obvious to anyone with at least twice the brain cells of Biden, is this is all an act. She's as radically open borders as anyone. And with a supine and willing GOP-e to help, we will have open borders if she steals 2024. Hillary is not the "crazy left" because she fakes being centrist. Sanders and company have no need for pretense. The cat is out of the bag, as it were. Triangulation and all that crap has gone the way of the dodo.

Hillary and Bill, and indeed every other Democrat like them are on the path to extinction. If they think they can bamboozle so called "independents" they're delusional. As I stated up top, we have become irreconcilably polarized. And with the economy and society headed for collapse, the days of the Clintons and Bushes are over.

    ABOVE THE FOLD, BREAKING, NOTEWORTHY

  • Michael Walsh: "Maybe they should have gone with IED, for improvised explosive device, which is really what the whole thing is: a Strangelovian domestic terrorism bomb, which we've learned to stop worrying about and instead love."
    DEI, Monster, DIE
  • "For all the hubbub about the Hunter Biden laptop, there has been little talk about the laptop owned by DNC data analyst Seth Rich. The FBI’s M.O. on the Seth Rich laptop appears scarily similar."
    The Seth Rich Case: The FBI’s Other Laptop Scandal
  • Victor Davis Hanson: "So how does it all end, and Russian, Ukrainian, European and U.S. agendas become compatible? It doesn’t, and they won’t."
    Pushing the Envelopes in Ukraine

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Posted by: J.J. Sefton at 07:45 AM




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1 first.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 03, 2022 07:45 AM (bVYXr)

2 WTFO??

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 07:45 AM (BRHaw)

3 The lead story on yahoo news is that SCOTUS "could" end affirmative action.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 03, 2022 07:46 AM (bVYXr)

4 Get up! Start something! Finish something! Why so many exclamation marks?

Posted by: IanDeal at October 03, 2022 07:47 AM (MGjjz)

5 Morning

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 03, 2022 07:47 AM (BFigT)

6 Hola

Posted by: Thanatopsis at October 03, 2022 07:48 AM (siBvV)

7 From last thread...

>>In short, your repeated selfishness has called into question the credibility of the entire FBI.

Dude has several book deals, has a teaching gig at Georgetown and does regular paid hits on MSNBC.

Struck-Stroke-Smirk has profited handsomely from his treason.

I'm sure he framed that letter and has it on a wall of honor in his den and farts in it's general direction daily.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 03, 2022 07:48 AM (up/3i)

8 Good morning everyone. Thank you J.J.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 03, 2022 07:48 AM (LsEU/)

9 Saint of the Day
St. Theodore Guerin (1798--1856), was born in Etables, France, towards the end of the French Revolution. She was a pious child who loved prayer and who knew her vocation was to be a nun. However, she took on care of her widowed mother. Finally, when she was 25, and Theodore left home to enter the religious life. She joined the Sisters of Providence who served God by educating children and caring for the poor, the sick, and the dying. In 1840 she was asked to lead a band of missionary sisters and establish her order in the United States, specifically to serve the pioneers in Indiana. Even though her health was fragile, she crossed the Atlantic and then traveled until she reached the wilderness mission of St. Mary of the Woods, which consisted only of a tiny log chapel. She and her five sisters endured the extreme hardships common to life on the frontier. Less than a year after arriving she opened an academy which became the first Catholic women's Liberal Arts college in the United States, still active today, called St. Mary of the Woods College. St. Theodore also established numerous schools, pharmacies, and orphanages throughout the state of Indiana.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 03, 2022 07:49 AM (LsEU/)

10
g'mornin' again, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 03, 2022 07:49 AM (ENBF0)

11 Good morning horde!

My youngest child has been accepted into their professional engineering fraternity so they're pretty stoked about that even though they're still not super keen on the low temperatures.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at October 03, 2022 07:49 AM (GYIa4)

12 The lead story on yahoo news is that SCOTUS "could" end affirmative action.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 03, 2022 07:46 AM (bVYXr)

Sure hope so.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 03, 2022 07:50 AM (dO/0d)

13 I see some people are getting free round trip tickets from Florida to NYC. What a great way to see the USA!

Posted by: fd at October 03, 2022 07:51 AM (sn5EN)

14 The lead story on yahoo news is that SCOTUS "could" end affirmative action.
Posted by: Mister Scott

A giant step back towards a meritocracy?

Oh my!

Posted by: Tonypete at October 03, 2022 07:52 AM (LsEU/)

15 This seems like something (from last thread):
173 BREAKING: 34 US Political Prisoners in DC Gulag Demand Transfer to Guantanamo Bay to Escape Intolerable Conditions in Heartbreaking Letter

Letter and post at Gateway Pundit. Not a Babylon Bee bit.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 03, 2022 07:38 AM (YJwUM)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 03, 2022 07:52 AM (5r4XQ)

16 thx JJ

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 07:53 AM (BRHaw)

17 Morning all

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace at October 03, 2022 07:53 AM (UEL2X)

18 Yo, hfm lammum

Posted by: Uncle Fesstermans Goiter at October 03, 2022 07:53 AM (Uzylu)

19 "Biden Thanks Coast Guard Rescuer Who Is on His Way Out Thanks to the Vaccine Mandate"

Absurdity rides in the back of the bus with this administration.

Posted by: fd 5.1.141 at October 03, 2022 07:55 AM (sn5EN)

20 Get up! Start something! Finish something! Why so many exclamation marks?
Posted by: IanDeal


Because! Because! Because! It's Monday! Monday! Monday! (echo! echo! echo!)

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace at October 03, 2022 07:55 AM (UEL2X)

21 Ace
An update on Fridays story about that liberal in Massachusetts, the National Guardsman who followed athe bus of tourists in the bus with a Tallahassee sticker on it: as I suspected he was NOT a liberal as you accused him if being. He is a LtCol in the MA National Guard on full time duty with 2 combat yours.

[Kurt, can you spell? Being in the military does not ipso facto mean "conservative." Ever hear of Markos Moulitsas?]

During the incident he live streamed to Facebook continually praising Gov Desantis.

[False]

According to that left wing media org Army Times. The Falmouth police reported that LtCol Hoffman appeared to be having some type of mental health incident.

[gee, pregnancy flight suits, transexuals serving openly and declaring climate change our greatest threat and you wonder why?]

Let's hope the GOP allowing Congressional funding increases to allow our military to get the help they need

[by ejecting Lloyd Austin and Vanilli Milley and everyone who thinks like them the hell out. Kurt: Rosa DeLauro called. You're supposed to be delousing her mons veneris with your teeth. Quit lallygagging and get with it. And hit my tip jar! - jjs]

Posted by: Paul [Kurt] at October 03, 2022 07:55 AM (2aT3Q)

22 Good morning dear morons and thanks JJ

So Gavin vs. Hillary vs. Kamala?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 03, 2022 07:55 AM (EZebt)

23 @12

>>Sure hope so.

Would that it were.

What will probably happen is that they will vomit forth a constitutionally violative half measure that will please no one.

I pray KBJ is allowed to write the majority opinion.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 03, 2022 07:56 AM (up/3i)

24 Seth Rich case.

Criminal activity. Laptop. FBI at the center of the action. FOIA's delivering news.

Sound familiar?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 03, 2022 07:57 AM (RZWP0)

25 Let's hope the GOP allowing Congressional funding increases to allow our Paul to get the help they need.

Posted by: fd 5.2.0 at October 03, 2022 07:58 AM (sn5EN)

26 Paul, your fantasy does not include the word "Trump" and is therefore rejected as an inadequate trolling effort.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 03, 2022 07:59 AM (RZWP0)

27 3 The lead story on yahoo news is that SCOTUS "could" end affirmative action.

They should but they won’t. SCOTUS invented affirmative action. Want a single factor explanation for all that ails the nation? Consider AA. The granddaddy of all grievance politics and everything woke.

SCOTUS has been a destructive force in the nation from the beginning. When the rebuild comes we need to rethink Art III

Posted by: Uncle Fesstermans Goiter at October 03, 2022 07:59 AM (Uzylu)

28 I'm betting the Seth Rich laptop will be like the (CBS?) reporter's laptop - Sheryll Atikinsson IIRC - who was informed that she was being spied on and who waited until Trump was in office to turn her laptop over, and then received it back and the hard drive was erased.

Have a nice day!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 07:59 AM (0fs9V)

29 Good morning.

Posted by: Ciampino - crazy Dems at October 03, 2022 07:59 AM (qfLjt)

30 Axios published the results of a poll showing that a majority of Democrats – 61% – regarded Republicans as “racists,” “sexists” and “bigots.”

Please think about this. Two thirds of (D)s think you are “racists,” “sexists” and “bigots.”
Why would you ever have them as a friend or associate with them other than in a biz or forced situation?

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 08:00 AM (BRHaw)

31 with regards to the 2024 elections, I've been saying the same thing for at least a year now.

I'm not saying it's gonna be Hillary.

but it's gonna be Hillary.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 03, 2022 08:00 AM (r46W7)

32 Lord, bless those poor political prisoners in the Garland Archipelago.

America's great shame.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 03, 2022 08:00 AM (RZWP0)

33 "Our culture delights in the desecration of the sacred. "

It's a daily race to see who can be the most outrageous, and it's not getting any easier.

Posted by: fd 5.2.01 at October 03, 2022 08:00 AM (sn5EN)

34 Of course, the Berkeley anti-Zionist campaign is frightening, but equally frightening is the "White Christian Nationalist" bullshit, and CRT, and the incessant drumbeat against white, heterosexual men.

As I said on Pixy's thread, no more "protected groups", same rules of non-discrimination for everyone.

Posted by: CN at October 03, 2022 08:01 AM (Zzbjj)

35 It's weird that the national guard guy who detained the busload of elderly people that he thought was headed for Martha's Vineyard was a MAGA / Desantis guy and for some weird reason Paul supports him.

Makes you almost think it's all BS, doesn't it?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 08:01 AM (0fs9V)

36 As I said on Pixy's thread, no more "protected groups", same rules of non-discrimination for everyone.
Posted by: CN

"This is not who we are."
-- OBummer

Posted by: Tonypete at October 03, 2022 08:02 AM (LsEU/)

37 30 Axios published the results of a poll showing that a majority of Democrats – 61% – regarded Republicans as “racists,” “sexists” and “bigots.”

Please think about this. Two thirds of (D)s think you are “racists,” “sexists” and “bigots.”
Why would you ever have them as a friend or associate with them other than in a biz or forced situation?
Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 08:00 AM (BRHaw)

the icing on the cake is that 90% of (D)'s are racists, sexists, and bigots. Sexual perverts and child abusers, too.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 03, 2022 08:03 AM (r46W7)

38 The Junta marched Biden out yesterday to make war threats against Putin and Russia.

Why? No idea.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 03, 2022 08:03 AM (RZWP0)

39 36. No the country is set on smashing white achievement and demonizing the Western Civilization.

Posted by: CN at October 03, 2022 08:03 AM (Zzbjj)

40 Spike Lee Is Asshoe!

Never Give Up Your Guns!

Rootin For Putin!

Free Buffalo Guy!

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 03, 2022 08:05 AM (Pdsey)

41 Equity is promoting justice, impartiality and fairness within the procedures, processes, and distribution of resources by institutions or systems. Tackling equity issues requires an understanding of the root causes of outcome disparities within our society.

root causes of outcome disparities within our society
Lack of education
Breakdown of family
Bad health decisions

Name 1 single society that has ever had a real plan to fix these!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 08:05 AM (BRHaw)

42 It's weird that the national guard guy who detained the busload of elderly people that he thought was headed for Martha's Vineyard was a MAGA / Desantis guy and for some weird reason Paul supports him.

Makes you almost think it's all BS, doesn't it?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 08:01 AM


I suspect someone is being gaslighted.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 03, 2022 08:05 AM (bVYXr)

43 Only candidates I can see in the Dem Party that could pull off the "moderate" thing is Tulsi Gabbard or Joe Manchin in a legitimate election. Dem voters are that stupid though and would buy Hillary as a moderate, so......

Obviously the Dems can run whoever they want since stealing an election is an option.

".....but election laws states have passed!"

-if the laws are not obeyed or enforced(like our constitution) they are useless.

Posted by: JROD at October 03, 2022 08:05 AM (0jZnq)

44 Trump vs Clinton Two, Electric Boogaloo - This Time it's Personal!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 03, 2022 08:06 AM (r46W7)

45 When I think about how pitifully wimpy the US must look right now to its enemies and how close we are to being incinerated because of The Steal: "This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it" (Admiral Josh Painter character, The Hunt for Red October)

Posted by: Despise Marxist Rat Bastards & Weak Barack Odildo shadow governments at October 03, 2022 08:06 AM (8m/Xb)

46 Thanks, J.J.

Also: BREAKING: 34 US Political Prisoners in DC Gulag Demand Transfer to Guantanamo Bay to Escape Intolerable Conditions in Heartbreaking Letter

Letter and post at Gateway Pundit.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 03, 2022 08:07 AM (YJwUM)

47 Equity > Bust-out racist

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 03, 2022 08:07 AM (EZebt)

48 JJ (and others), remember how we were all amazed that the worldwide response to COVID was all the same?

You'll probably want to click this link, and click through some of their other links:

"As a strategic partner, McKinsey supports the World Economic Forum’s mission of improving the state of the world."

https://tinyurl.com/yanrsp4p

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 08:07 AM (0fs9V)

49 The Lizzo thing continues to enrage and depress - it's not the worst thing we have seen, but seems illustrative of a deep and unrecoverable decay.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at October 03, 2022 08:08 AM (AaLDK)

50 Ukraine's ultimate hopes seem threefold: (1) reestablishing their pre-2014 borders, (2) finding permanent collective security within the West, formally through NATO to acquire future deterrence from the Russian war machine, and (3) weakening the economic and social fabric of Russia itself to the point that it is no longer a superpower capable of such aggression. Translated that means Ukraine wishes to be a permanent proxy of the West, which will pledge its own strategic security on behalf of Zelenskyy's agendas.

Ukraine applied to join NATO over the weekend. NATO pledged to act on the application.

Insane. No other word describes this.

https://tinyurl.com/mr42v88v

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 03, 2022 08:08 AM (RZWP0)

51 This business has been out of control for a while now.

Posted by: Zombie Admiral Josh Painter at October 03, 2022 08:08 AM (oTZbj)

52 43 Only candidates I can see in the Dem Party that could pull off the "moderate" thing is Tulsi Gabbard or Joe Manchin in a legitimate election. Dem voters are that stupid though and would buy Hillary as a moderate, so......

Manchin's political career is over - even W. Va hates him now that his Sooper Dooper Deal with Chuck Schumer has blown up in his face. (as everyone told him it would) Tulsi Gabbard's political career was over the first day she ever sat down and had an on-air talk with Tucker Carlson.

The heart of the Dem Party is with AOC now, especially after all of the so-called "moderate dems" are knocked out in November. But Hillary still has enough money and influence to take back control of it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 03, 2022 08:09 AM (r46W7)

53 It's weird that the national guard guy who detained the busload of elderly people that he thought was headed for Martha's Vineyard was a MAGA / Desantis guy and for some weird reason Paul supports him.

Makes you almost think it's all BS, doesn't it?
Posted by: Moron Robbie

In a way, this is also the story of Ray Epps.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 03, 2022 08:09 AM (YJwUM)

54 Good morning horde.

Posted by: jewells45 at October 03, 2022 08:09 AM (nxdel)

55 Affirmative action, and all that goes with it, is nothing but reverse racism. Which is still racism. So what good is it?

Posted by: Case at October 03, 2022 08:09 AM (tmQgQ)

56 Morning Jewells!

Posted by: Tonypete at October 03, 2022 08:10 AM (LsEU/)

57 Good morning kids. Start of a new week and my hopes and prayers for Florida sadly came to naught as the death toll in the wake of Hurricane Ian now stands at 76 confirmed dead as of this morning. I pray that it doesn't rise, but given the magnitude of devastation, I fear that it undoubtedly will. Governor DeSantis and his team, as well as all the first responders, linemen and other emergency workers are doing everything humanly possible to restore essential services so that the citizenry can begin the process of digging out, cleaning up and ultimately rebuilding.
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Given the scale of the damage and the severity of the flooding, it will likely worsen as people are discovered, but so far it is looking better than I had feared so far. For comparison, Katrina had a death toll that approached 2,000 people.

Kingers crossed and prayers up for Florida. They're going to need all the help they can get.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 08:10 AM (t0OGg)

58 .....and NO, Tulsi Gabbard and Joe Manchin are not moderates.

Posted by: JROD at October 03, 2022 08:10 AM (0jZnq)

59 30 Axios published the results of a poll showing that a majority of Democrats – 61% – regarded Republicans as “racists,” “sexists” and “bigots.”

Please think about this. Two thirds of (D)s think you are “racists,” “sexists” and “bigots.”
Why would you ever have them as a friend or associate with them other than in a biz or forced situation?
******
As Rush would always say, with all serious intent: "the Left are not to be cajoled, congratulated or welcomed warmly into the fold. . . .they are to be destroyed"

Posted by: Despise Marxist Rat Bastards & Weak Barack Odildo shadow governments at October 03, 2022 08:10 AM (8m/Xb)

60 "A Radio-Canada investigation published Friday revealed McKinsey billed the Quebec government $6.6 million — or $35,000 a day — and played a key role in the Quebec government's pandemic response, conducting strategy meetings and advising the government on the purchase of personal protective equipment."

https://tinyurl.com/2esed83u

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 08:11 AM (0fs9V)

61 From the Bee:

Not To Be Outdone By Lizzo, Beyoncé Performs Concert Wearing George Washington's Teeth

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 03, 2022 08:11 AM (YJwUM)

62 "In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials."

1 John 1:6

Posted by: Marcus T at October 03, 2022 08:11 AM (TbpGr)

63 The stranglehold of the Democrat party on white college educated women has always perplexed me, but simple things like using the treatment of women in Iran currently would be an effective cudgel - if we had someone on our side to wield it.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at October 03, 2022 08:12 AM (AaLDK)

64 Darren Bailey Within "Striking Distance" as Illinois Governor’s Race Tightens — "Voters Ready for Change"

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I'd really like to think that fat scumbag will lose, but I know better. Unless Bailey is way, way ahead, he will not win. Unless and until these various states, and the country in general, get a massive grip of the enormous amount of fraud that happens, these entrenched leftists will never be sent packing.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 03, 2022 08:12 AM (sVtYq)

65 SEC charges Kim Kardashian with unlawfully promoting a crypto currency without disclosing she was being paid for the promotion. She has agreed to pay a $1.5M fine and abstain from promoting any crypto currency for 3 years. Apparently she sent an instagram post out about the currency without any notation she was being paid $250,000 for doing so. SEC making example of her.

Posted by: Jen the original at October 03, 2022 08:13 AM (v/t55)

66
Hillary again? No way. Morris just likes to polish his own apple and take credit for Bill Clinton's win.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at October 03, 2022 08:13 AM (y3pKJ)

67 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 08:13 AM (Zz0t1)

68 The Lizzo thing continues to enrage and depress - it's not the worst thing we have seen, but seems illustrative of a deep and unrecoverable decay.

Yeah that whole sticks in my craw. You are correct.

Posted by: jewells45 at October 03, 2022 08:13 AM (nxdel)

69 More minorities, including the jewel in the crown of the Democrat party, American blacks, are not just taking a chance on non-Democrat candidates but abandoning the plantation in growing numbers.
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If that's true - and if it's true enough (at a large enough scale) to make a difference - I have to wonder how much Trump's devastatingly simple and clear argument specifically to American blacks made a difference. It's impossible to quantify but "what the hell do you have to lose" was a simple, effective and entire politically-incorrect argument that made waves.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 08:13 AM (t0OGg)

70 darkly amusing report out of Lyman, Ukraine, part of the recently annexed area which was taken back by Ukraine over the weekend - residents were surprised to hear about the referendum when asked about it by the Ukrainians as they entered, they said there had not been any election there, no one told them about any referendum. Looks like Russia staged a California election; just publish results, no need to waste time and effort on actually trying to have sn election.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 03, 2022 08:14 AM (r46W7)

71 Hillary.

Oh please. Don't go away mad, just go away.

Cünt.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 08:14 AM (Zz0t1)

72 A quibble with VDH's analysis. Catherine the Great purchased Crimea. It has been Russian territory since then. It was only attached to Ukraine as an administrative area under the USSR. It voted, after Ukraine initially broke away from the USSR, to be a part of Russia. So, Russia declaring Crimea a part of Russia is not really a annexation. It is simply part of Russia and has been for centuries.

Posted by: WiNO at October 03, 2022 08:14 AM (EpDzw)

73 Hillary again? No way. Morris just likes to polish his own apple and take credit for Bill Clinton's win.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at October 03, 2022 08:13 AM (y3pKJ)

Morris has not been right about anything for 25 years

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 03, 2022 08:14 AM (dO/0d)

74 Australia:

"The Health Department told 7.30 that McKinsey did not provide any advice on the vaccine sourcing strategy for Australia, and instead "assessed Australia's preparedness for a vaccination program" and its vaccine manufacturing capabilities."

https://tinyurl.com/2jzqj5qt

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 08:15 AM (0fs9V)

75 Morris said he’s aware of the strategy she’s employing “because it’s the strategy I designed for Bill Clinton in 1992” when he won the Democratic nomination. “ Hillary is just dusting off Bill‘s playbook that I wrote for him and applying it herself this year,” he said.
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That'll be a tough row to hoe. Unlike Bill Clinton in 1992, Hillary Clinton in 2024 will have 35 years of solid evidence that is spouting a pack of obvious lies.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 08:15 AM (t0OGg)

76 Hillary again? No way. Morris just likes to polish his own apple and take credit for Bill Clinton's win.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at October 03, 2022 08:13 AM (y3pKJ)

Concur. And toes. He likes to suck on toes.

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 03, 2022 08:15 AM (Pdsey)

77 SEC charges Kim Kardashian with unlawfully promoting a crypto currency without disclosing she was being paid for the promotion. She has agreed to pay a $1.5M fine and abstain from promoting any crypto currency for 3 years. Apparently she sent an instagram post out about the currency without any notation she was being paid $250,000 for doing so. SEC making example of her.
Posted by: Jen the original


Dayum. Gets paid $250k. Gets fined $1.5 mil.
Fine is outta proportion to the "crime".

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace at October 03, 2022 08:15 AM (UEL2X)

78 I have no problem with black people, everyone should own 3 or 4.../s

Posted by: Idahonian at October 03, 2022 08:15 AM (e9hXZ)

79 Cankles is only trying to up her grift profile

she's 8 years older than when she was thrown in a van like a side of beef

beef ages marvelously, humans not so much

Posted by: REDACTED at October 03, 2022 08:15 AM (us2H3)

80 Hillary again? No way. Morris just likes to polish his own apple and take credit for Bill Clinton's win.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at October 03, 2022 08:13 AM (y3pKJ)

Except Dems, in fact, have no one else. She's still got the money and the organization. Thinking that Gavin Newsom is the Great Dem Hope is laughable; he'd do even worse than Hillary.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 03, 2022 08:16 AM (r46W7)

81 It's impossible to quantify but "what the hell do you have to lose" was a simple, effective and entire politically-incorrect argument that made waves.

==

I loved when he said that. It was brilliantly simple.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 03, 2022 08:16 AM (sVtYq)

82 55 Affirmative action, and all that goes with it, is nothing but reverse racism. Which is still racism. So what good is it?
Posted by: Case at October 03, 2022 08:09 AM (tmQgQ)

People want to level the playing field for their own groups. A very well off family I know is now saying that Italians are no longer "white", too. People are no longer looking for "affirmative" action, they're looking for punitive action against the perceived competition .

Posted by: CN at October 03, 2022 08:16 AM (Zzbjj)

83 The lead story on yahoo news is that SCOTUS "could" end affirmative action.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 03, 2022 07:46 AM (bVYXr)


How many years ago was it that Sandra Day O'Connor said...just 25 more years and everything will be perfect.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at October 03, 2022 08:16 AM (GYIa4)

84 Good morning horde.
Posted by: jewells45 at October 03, 2022 08:09 AM (nxdel)



How are you feeling today?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 08:17 AM (Zz0t1)

85 Actually, I find VDH's analysis somewhat lopsided. He seems to believe Russia/Putin is on some power quest and the West didn't do a lot to provoke Russia.

Posted by: WiNO at October 03, 2022 08:17 AM (EpDzw)

86 Starting to see the red wave in the polling, as it becomes too close to the election to hide it.

And the results are happening despite the best efforts of Democrats AND Republicans to lose key races.

I could go over all of them, but PA is the perfect example of what is going on. Oz is now outright leading Fetterman, and the Fetterman campaign is in a panic. And then you have the Mastriano campaign where the Republican Gov Association is trying to lose because they want to prevent Trump winning PA in 2024. Despite their efforts, the voters are giving the middle finger to both parties and electing Mastriano anyway.

The voters are in a "fuck you, Establishment" mood this year. This is especially true with men, who are going to be the majority of voters this cycle.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 03, 2022 08:17 AM (7pwgp)

87 "Hillary had her chance at the Presidency stolen from her in 2008."

Posted by: Never Heard at October 03, 2022 08:18 AM (oTZbj)

88 Equity is promoting justice, impartiality and fairness within the procedures, processes, and distribution of resources by institutions or systems. Tackling equity issues requires an understanding of assuming that the root causes of outcome disparities within our society are due to racism, sexism or Eurocentrism.
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Fixed it for them.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 08:18 AM (t0OGg)

89 The Lizzo thing continues to enrage and depress - it's not the worst thing we have seen, but seems illustrative of a deep and unrecoverable decay.

--

It's a perfect reflection of American culture today. Or, whatever passes for American culture. Up until a few short days ago, I didn't even know who that walrus was.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 03, 2022 08:18 AM (sVtYq)

90 FBI integrity left town a long time ago, but in a strange way the fidelity part still applies. For all but the willfully blind, the FBI is now the Gestapo and KGB of the Biden Junta, a repressive, partisan force incompatible with a constitutional republic.

Duh.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 03, 2022 08:18 AM (3sfj0)

91 85 Actually, I find VDH's analysis somewhat lopsided. He seems to believe Russia/Putin is on some power quest and the West didn't do a lot to provoke Russia.
Posted by: WiNO at October 03, 2022 08:17 AM (EpDzw)

I agree. Even VDH is in fear of cancellation it seems.

Posted by: CN at October 03, 2022 08:18 AM (Zzbjj)

92
Morris has not been right about anything for 25 years

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 03, 2022 08:14 AM


He recently spoke about abolishing the 17th amendment. *That* I think he's right about. Keep the carpet baggers like Liz Cheney and Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney out of the Senate.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at October 03, 2022 08:19 AM (y3pKJ)

93 Leftists keep pushing racism as they themselves do it

Posted by: Skip's phone at October 03, 2022 08:19 AM (7vi6m)

94 Monica Medina started Sharpie Gate.

In which PDT drew the cone of uncertainty that included Alabama. Which at the time was correct.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 08:19 AM (BRHaw)

95 The voters are in a "fuck you, Establishment" mood this year.

As a white college educated female, I am in same frame of mind.

Posted by: Infidel at October 03, 2022 08:19 AM (Ur3ox)

96 77 Dayum. Gets paid $250k. Gets fined $1.5 mil.
Fine is outta proportion to the "crime".

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace at October 03, 2022 08:15 AM (UEL2X)

******
No, that's normal. Now you know what it's like to deal with the SEC or with FINRA. When the fat whores and pimps roll out of FINRA, or sometimes the SEC, where do you think their giant golden parachutes come from?? And FINRA is composed of Broker/Dealers who allegedly call themselves "members" in a SRO (self-regulating organizations). . . . . more like BDSM sex slaves and serfs. . .

Posted by: Despise Marxist Rat Bastards & Weak Barack Odildo shadow governments at October 03, 2022 08:20 AM (8m/Xb)

97 @80 Tom Servo-The Democrats can run anyone they want. You obviously forgot Bernie would have been the nom if they hadn't cheated him out of it.

Do we really believe this last election that was stolen is a one and done thing for the Democrats?

Posted by: JROD at October 03, 2022 08:20 AM (0jZnq)

98 "Morris has not been right about anything for 25 years
Posted by: Nevergiveup "

That's quite a feet.

Posted by: Robert Reich at October 03, 2022 08:20 AM (sn5EN)

99 That'll be a tough row to hoe. Unlike Bill Clinton in 1992, Hillary Clinton in 2024 will have 35 years of solid evidence that is spouting a pack of obvious lies.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 08:15 AM (t0OGg)

I think most people are forgiving of politicians blowing like a reed in the wind. I mean look at Trump. I think it is more will they deliver on what they are saying now? For instance, if Romney had won in 2012, would he have delivered on his Obamacare and immigration pledges? I thought he would. Now, it is obvious he would have stabbed us in the back.

Posted by: WiNO at October 03, 2022 08:20 AM (EpDzw)

100 United States:

"The McKinsey & Company COVID Response Center builds on their insights from working closely with public and private sector leaders who are grappling with the coronavirus outbreak in North America and elsewhere.

https://tinyurl.com/2qt3tohe

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 08:21 AM (0fs9V)

101 That'll be a tough row to hoe. Unlike Bill Clinton in 1992, Hillary Clinton in 2024 will have 35 years of solid evidence that is spouting a pack of obvious lies.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 08:15 AM (t0OGg)

The way they skimmed money off the UN childrens drug funds should be reason enough!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 08:21 AM (BRHaw)

102 I think most people are forgiving of politicians blowing like a reed in the wind. I mean look at Trump. I think it is more will they deliver on what they are saying now? For instance, if Romney had won in 2012, would he have delivered on his Obamacare and immigration pledges? I thought he would. Now, it is obvious he would have stabbed us in the back.
Posted by: WiNO at October 03, 2022 08:20 AM (EpDzw)
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That's part of that 35 years of history now under her - and our - belt. She has a long track record of being a monster, and aiding and abetting monsters. The odds of her delivering on her new promises are zero.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 08:22 AM (t0OGg)

103
I agree. Even VDH is in fear of cancellation it seems.
Posted by: CN at October 03, 2022 08:18 AM (Zzbjj)



Anyone cowering in fear of 'cancellation' deserves to be cancelled. The reason the cancel culture is alive is because those cancelled cater to it.

Fuck them. Crush them. Expose them for what they are.

Then you defeat them.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 08:22 AM (Zz0t1)

104 Thanks TonyPete !

Posted by: JT at October 03, 2022 08:22 AM (T4tVD)

105 No, that's normal. Now you know what it's like to deal with the SEC or with FINRA. When the fat whores and pimps roll out of FINRA, or sometimes the SEC, where do you think their giant golden parachutes come from?? And FINRA is composed of Broker/Dealers who allegedly call themselves "members" in a SRO (self-regulating organizations). . . . . more like BDSM sex slaves and serfs. . .
Posted by: Despise Marxist Rat Bastards & Weak Barack Odildo shadow governments


Except when you crash a $15 billion dollar Ponzi scheme and only get fined $10k.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace at October 03, 2022 08:22 AM (UEL2X)

106 Do we really believe this last election that was stolen is a one and done thing for the Democrats?
Posted by: JROD at October 03, 2022 08:20 AM (0jZnq)

No, they totally got away with it and suppressed and villainized people pointing out their crimes. Fucktarts on the GOP side were instrumental in this.

Posted by: CN at October 03, 2022 08:22 AM (Zzbjj)

107 Hey Sponge. Meh.. I canceled my exercise class. I just don't have the energy. Not feeling so great today.

Posted by: jewells45 at October 03, 2022 08:23 AM (nxdel)

108 hiya

Posted by: JT at October 03, 2022 08:23 AM (T4tVD)

109 Local Democrat candidates here are all in on the MAGA and abortion advertising. People are already pissed at Democrats for crime, inflation, rising taxes and the invasion from our southern border. They are also angry at the assault on their children and schools. Their attempt to change the conversation isn't working. I've never seen people so fired up to vote.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 03, 2022 08:23 AM (TbpGr)

110 ... "The McKinsey & Company COVID Response Center builds on their insights from working closely with public and private sector leaders who are grappling with the coronavirus outbreak in North America and elsewhere. ...
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 08:21 AM (0fs9V)
++++
There is a potential upshot to this. Based on prior corporate experience, it is clear that there are one of two outcomes for the United States government based on McKinsey's consulting input:
1. Nothing changes, though a bunch of money is wasted
2. The McKinsey plan is implemented, a bunch more money is wasted, and the enterprise struggles mightily or ultimately fails

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 08:23 AM (t0OGg)

111 That's quite a feet.
Posted by: Robert Reich


Unlike your little size 5's.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace at October 03, 2022 08:24 AM (UEL2X)

112 Here's the best one, though. July 2020, United States:

"The exigent circumstances left no time to seek competing bids or to fully vet McKinsey’s proposal, Kramer argued. It was the only contractor she and her colleagues were aware of that could provide the required services without needing “ramp-up” time the VA couldn’t afford. Pennington conducted no market research and only a minimal review of the cost, “as there was no time,” he wrote. Kramer approved the $12 million price tag. The contract was signed on March 20.

https://tinyurl.com/y5ycsu7t

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 08:24 AM (0fs9V)

113 Hey Sponge. Meh.. I canceled my exercise class. I just don't have the energy. Not feeling so great today.
Posted by: jewells45 at October 03, 2022 08:23 AM (nxdel)



I'm sorry to hear that. Stay strong. Stay positive. You're going to have bad days, but follow them up with good days. Fight. We're with you all the way.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 08:25 AM (Zz0t1)

114 "The voters are in a "fuck you, Establishment" mood this year. "

Having just finished a 4 day visit in the Lehigh Valley area of Pa, lots of signs for Republican candidates. And plenty of rather large Fcuk Joe Biden signs along major roads. New signs, not left over from 2020.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 03, 2022 08:25 AM (1n+EO)

115 79 Cankles is only trying to up her grift profile

she's 8 years older than when she was thrown in a van like a side of beef

beef ages marvelously, humans not so much

Posted by: REDACTED at October 03, 2022 08:15 AM (us2H3)
*******
"like a side of beef". . . . killin' me. . . . .for that, I had to go back and view the video clip again. . . . props!

Posted by: Despise Marxist Rat Bastards & Weak Barack Odildo shadow governments at October 03, 2022 08:25 AM (8m/Xb)

116 No, that's normal. Now you know what it's like to deal with the SEC or with FINRA. When the fat whores and pimps roll out of FINRA, or sometimes the SEC, where do you think their giant golden parachutes come from?? And FINRA is composed of Broker/Dealers who allegedly call themselves "members" in a SRO (self-regulating organizations). . . . . more like BDSM sex slaves and serfs. . .
Posted by: Despise Marxist Rat Bastards & Weak Barack Odildo shadow governments at October 03, 2022 08:20 AM (8m/Xb)
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Except when it isn't the norm at all. Like when big companies perform billion-dollar frauds and fined a few million bucks.

100% is punishment. More than that gets into the territory of being punitive (which is not always uncalled for). A couple of percent is just the cost of doing business. No different, in essence, from bribery.

If you get one of those "cost of doing business" fines, you're in the club. If you get a punitive fine, you're not.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 08:26 AM (t0OGg)

117 Gay romcom Bros bombed at the box office over the weekend, coming in 4th in its opening.

Apparently, gay is just a boutique thing held up by those who control media companies, and America at large doesn't really want to be part of gay culture?

Nah...gay is the future. No other explanation.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 08:26 AM (LvTSG)

118 It's sad that at a time when the left is really overreaching with their crazy agenda of race baiting, green energy, DEI, etc. there's no opposition party.

There are some political candidates that periodically speak out about this but there's no unified opposition from the GOP.

I hope it's a sign the party, the "G" and "O" part of it are dead or dying off.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 03, 2022 08:26 AM (BFigT)

119 I've noticed in a lot of the Senate races there are a lot of libertarians running against Republicans, but hardly any Green Party candidates. All this does is puts the Democrats in office.
When will people learn.

I seriously would not doubt that many of those libertarian candidates are funded by George Soros and the Lincoln Project.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 03, 2022 08:26 AM (NpAcC)

120 Posted by: jewells45 at October 03, 2022 08:23 AM (nxdel)


I'm sorry to hear that. Stay strong. Stay positive. You're going to have bad days, but follow them up with good days. Fight. We're with you all the way.
Posted by: Sponge -

Seconded !

Posted by: JT at October 03, 2022 08:26 AM (T4tVD)

121 114 "The voters are in a "fuck you, Establishment" mood this year. "

Having just finished a 4 day visit in the Lehigh Valley area of Pa, lots of signs for Republican candidates. And plenty of rather large Fcuk Joe Biden signs along major roads. New signs, not left over from 2020.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 03, 2022 08:25 AM (1n+EO)

=========

But Oz said crudite.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 08:26 AM (LvTSG)

122 The head of SEC enforcement is the former NJ AG. If you're familiar with his stomping of civil liberties in NJ and the tear the SEC has been on to fine and sanction pretty much everyone, then you shouldn't be surprised that once there was a high profile case these attention whore political operatives at the SEC would ride it like a pony. I'm surprised they didn't try to make it into a feature film.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 03, 2022 08:27 AM (TbpGr)

123 Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 08:22 AM (Zz0t1)

Well VDH is cowering and treating the administration with kid gloves. We don't have anyone who is not afraid of the power of the totalitarians in DC. The political prisoners in DC are a huge part of this, as was the murder of Babbitt. If you can kill and imprison the "other side" you silence it.
Their use of "protected" groups is diabolically clever.

Posted by: CN at October 03, 2022 08:27 AM (Zzbjj)

124 Gay romcom Bros bombed at the box office over the weekend, coming in 4th in its opening.

Apparently, gay is just a boutique thing held up by those who control media companies, and America at large doesn't really want to be part of gay culture?

Nah...gay is the future. No other explanation.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 08:26 AM (LvTSG)



When gays don't even buy into your gay lifestyle.......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 08:27 AM (Zz0t1)

125 Looks like Russia staged a California election; just publish results, no need to waste time and effort on actually trying to have sn election.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 03, 2022 08:14 AM (r46W7)


Or the people are, get this, lying to the Ukrainians on the basis that they might be hostile if they were told that the people see them as invaders and not liberators.

Remember...everything you hear about the conflict is a lie. Even if it's accidentally the truth, it's a lie.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at October 03, 2022 08:28 AM (GYIa4)

126
Ron Johnson ads predominate and they destroy Barnes as pro-criminal open borders radical.

Barnes campaign now switching to exclusively abortion advertising to try and ding Johnson and governor candidate Tim Michels.

Have seen ZERO ads for Tony Evers.

I pray my new state stays normal and boots Evers.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 03, 2022 08:28 AM (x0n13)

127 They said they had 141k
What they turned in was under 90k
The 8,175 petitions that were submitted by Save Our Schools only appear to have 88,866 signatures on them. That is WELL below the minimum required.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 08:29 AM (BRHaw)

128 Everyone should chip in for "shower shoes" the Red Wave/Domestic Terrorists will be needing.

Sometime in 2023.....FBI agent; "senator so-n-so we have a warrant for your arrest, come with us please!"

Posted by: JROD at October 03, 2022 08:29 AM (0jZnq)

129 124
When gays don't even buy into your gay lifestyle.......
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 08:27 AM (Zz0t1)


Eventually, even a homo gets tired of swallowing . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 03, 2022 08:29 AM (x0n13)

130
Having just finished a 4 day visit in the Lehigh Valley area of Pa, lots of signs for Republican candidates. And plenty of rather large Fcuk Joe Biden signs along major roads. New signs, not left over from 2020.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 03, 2022 08:25 AM (1n+EO)


The people in the boonies of Pennsylvania have to turn out in mass to keep the Philly steal machine within boundaries. They're our only hope.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at October 03, 2022 08:29 AM (y3pKJ)

131 being the 2024 Dim nominee will be like replacing David Carr on 2002 Houston Texans.

Posted by: REDACTED at October 03, 2022 08:29 AM (us2H3)

132 A quibble with VDH's analysis. Catherine the Great purchased Crimea. It has been Russian territory since then. It was only attached to Ukraine as an administrative area under the USSR. It voted, after Ukraine initially broke away from the USSR, to be a part of Russia. So, Russia declaring Crimea a part of Russia is not really a annexation. It is simply part of Russia and has been for centuries.
Posted by: WiNO at October 03, 2022 08:14 AM (EpDzw)


1. History begins on whatever date is most convenient for a leftist.
2. Isn't VDH a history professor. Kind of embarrassing.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at October 03, 2022 08:29 AM (GYIa4)

133 There are crazy people out there who would proudly vote for Hillary. God help us.

Posted by: Case at October 03, 2022 08:30 AM (tmQgQ)

134 It's a shitty and brutal consideration, but the greatest weapon in the arsenal right now when it comes to this sinister evil of DIE is the recession. If it is long and severe, it is going to erode a lot of this shit.

DIE is being driven from the ivory tower in terms of its creation and from the government in terms of its incentives, but it's being implemented by Hollywood and corporate HR, with an assist from corporate boards of directors.

As equity prices fall, profits fall and interest rates rise, some stuff that stopped mattering - stuff like whether you have any customers, whether you're producing your products and services effectively, whether your business structure is sensible - is going to start mattering again. DIE is luxury that a lot of enterprises are going to be unable to continuing paying for. It won't be loudly repudiated, of course, and they will try to bring it back when things start getting better, but this recession is likely to be a pretty big blow against it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 08:30 AM (t0OGg)

135
Having just finished a 4 day visit in the Lehigh Valley area of Pa, lots of signs for Republican candidates. And plenty of rather large Fcuk Joe Biden signs along major roads. New signs, not left over from 2020.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 03, 2022 08:25 AM (1n+EO)




https://is.gd/BA3CfF

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 08:30 AM (Zz0t1)

136 Kardashian will probably make $250k this week selling body girdles to overweight women.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 03, 2022 08:31 AM (J+nFa)

137 The people who made the film about gays must have actually believed the commercial use of that protected class placing the at about 30% of the population, as opposed to the reality of less than 2%. Can you imagine the incels that might have dreamed of this as a date night?

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at October 03, 2022 08:31 AM (AaLDK)

138 When gays don't even buy into your gay lifestyle.......
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 08:27 AM (Zz0t1)
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Or they do, but it turns out that there aren't actually all that many of them.

Either way is bad news for Hollywood.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 08:31 AM (t0OGg)

139 "If you get one of those "cost of doing business" fines, you're in the club. If you get a punitive fine, you're not."

Although I wasn't a huge fan of Jay Clayton, he spent an extraordinary amount of time trying to build confidence in the public markets and trying to get more companies to use them. IPO's were taking a hit, and he largely slowed that down. Now, it's the opposite. Nobody wants to enter the public markets and delisting as continue to trend up. You can tell the SEC is desperate because they are trying to extend things like the ESG fraud into the private markets. It won't work of course because they do t have the statutory authority. But in the interim they will keep trying until this administration and its acolytes are gone.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 03, 2022 08:32 AM (TbpGr)

140 131 being the 2024 Dim nominee will be like replacing David Carr on 2002 Houston Texans.
Posted by: REDACTED at October 03, 2022 08:29 AM (us2H3)

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I think that Obama hollowed out the Democratic party like Woodrow Wilson did. The only thing that saved them was their well-established ability to cheat mixed with the entire cultural establishment covering for new cheating. Obama destroyed the Democratic image with the American people, and their power is not homegrown or popular at all. This is the leftist establishment using everything they have to keep the pendulum of power from swinging back.

It will swing back one way or another, and the more they force it to resist the natural movement it should follow, the more violent and further it will swing back.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 08:32 AM (LvTSG)

141 134 As equity prices fall, profits fall and interest rates rise, some stuff that stopped mattering - stuff like whether you have any customers, whether you're producing your products and services effectively, whether your business structure is sensible - is going to start mattering again. DIE is luxury that a lot of enterprises are going to be unable to continuing paying for. It won't be loudly repudiated, of course, and they will try to bring it back when things start getting better, but this recession is likely to be a pretty big blow against it.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 08:30 AM (t0OGg)

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I guarantee there's going to be some high profile example of a company hollowing out everything except their DEI and HR divisions before they go broke. They will fire every engineer and salesperson first.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 08:33 AM (LvTSG)

142 Thanks Sponge. I'm going to go meditate, take a walk. I'll feel better.

Posted by: jewells45 at October 03, 2022 08:33 AM (nxdel)

143
Barnes campaign now switching to exclusively abortion advertising to try and ding Johnson and governor candidate Tim Michels.

Have seen ZERO ads for Tony Evers.

I pray my new state stays normal and boots Evers.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 03, 2022 08:28 AM (x0n13)



In Texas, the one and only debate between Beatoff and Abbott showed that Beatoff lies about his stance on defunding the police and abortion is his biggest push. Abbott is GIVING the morning after pill away for rape and incest cases, but Beatoff wants full access to child murder up to the moment of birth.

We're a disgusting society and should feel the wrath of God.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 08:34 AM (Zz0t1)

144 137 The people who made the film about gays must have actually believed the commercial use of that protected class placing the at about 30% of the population, as opposed to the reality of less than 2%. Can you imagine the incels that might have dreamed of this as a date night?
Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at October 03, 2022 08:31 AM (AaLDK)

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The star said something yesterday about it failing because America is homophobic.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 08:34 AM (LvTSG)

145 I guarantee there's going to be some high profile example of a company hollowing out everything except their DEI and HR divisions before they go broke. They will fire every engineer and salesperson first.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 08:33 AM (LvTSG)
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Oh yes. That will happen for sure, and likely in high tech or retail.

And then the company will finish failing. The engineers will likely find work. The HR drones may well not.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 08:34 AM (t0OGg)

146 Thanks Sponge. I'm going to go meditate, take a walk. I'll feel better.
Posted by: jewells45 at October 03, 2022 08:33 AM (nxdel)



Atta girl.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 08:34 AM (Zz0t1)

147 Happy Mojito Monday, my fellow breakfast tacos.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at October 03, 2022 08:34 AM (9k/S4)

148 Because American media does not cover Democrat scandals, I go to the brit media for details about our ruling class's excesses. In Gillum's case, I went to DM, which was a mistake, because they're specialty is lurid photos. Can't unsee that, now.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 03, 2022 08:34 AM (oINRc)

149 Pennsylvania is worrisome. There doesn't seem to be a lot that's been done to dismantle the Philadelphia fraud machine and that of surrounding Democrat counties. The governor and SoS are all in on every fraud op they can create. My guess is it's going to be a mess.

Meanwhile the most extreme, untalented and physically unwell senate candidate is rolling along.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 03, 2022 08:35 AM (TbpGr)

150 2. Isn't VDH a history professor. Kind of embarrassing.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at October 03, 2022 08:29 AM (GYIa4)

He specializes in War History, not Buying Shit History.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 03, 2022 08:35 AM (/EuRN)

151 Gay romcom Bros bombed at the box office over the weekend, coming in 4th in its opening.

*

People need to no longer be afraid to state that it's repulsive and that children shouldn't be exposed to it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 08:36 AM (0fs9V)

152 SEC chair just on CNBC. News host read a question sent in by ad agency wanting to know what they are supposed to state on crypto ads since there is a question as to whether crypto is a security or not. Haha. SEC chair said he believes they are since the public invests in them hoping to make a return. And therefore is covered by the 1930s Congressional act requiring disclosure of celebrity etc. paid endorsement of public investments and ad agency should read and follow. That act is what they used to fine Kardashian.

Posted by: Jen the original at October 03, 2022 08:36 AM (v/t55)

153 And then the company will finish failing. The engineers will likely find work. The HR drones may well not.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 08:34 AM (t0OGg)

You might be misunderestimating the Rainbow Parachute...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 03, 2022 08:36 AM (/EuRN)

154 ++++
Or they do, but it turns out that there aren't actually all that many of them.

Either way is bad news for Hollywood.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 08:31 AM (t0OGg)



But, I thought 85% of society was gay, interracial or trans?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 08:37 AM (Zz0t1)

155
"The McKinsey & Company COVID Response Center builds on their insights from working closely with public and private sector leaders who are grappling with the coronavirus outbreak in North America and elsewhere.

They'll apply a McKinsey solution to COVID: lay off half the United States, give bonuses to the leadership.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 03, 2022 08:37 AM (1Nxff)

156 Meanwhile the most extreme, untalented and physically unwell senate candidate is rolling along.
Posted by: Marcus T

Lumpy ?

Posted by: JT at October 03, 2022 08:38 AM (T4tVD)

157 I have to agree with the presumption a long, severe recession or even a depression will wipe a lot of this political and social nonsense away. When you're scrounging day to day just to get food, medicines, a bit of money to buy gas (if there's any to be had) the diversity of the local bookstore is the least of your worries.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 03, 2022 08:38 AM (BFigT)

158 VDH is a classics scholar - his reasoning lines up with his deep understanding of the fractious Greek city states. Not an excuse, but Catherine the Great is like last week's grocery run for him.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at October 03, 2022 08:39 AM (AaLDK)

159 Off to get some coffee........

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 08:40 AM (Zz0t1)

160 "The McKinsey & Company COVID Response Center builds on their insights from working closely with public and private sector leaders who are grappling with the coronavirus outbreak in North America and elsewhere.

They'll apply a McKinsey solution to COVID: lay off half the United States, give bonuses to the leadership.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 03, 2022 08:37 AM (1Nxff)

Business is good!

Posted by: The Two Bobs at October 03, 2022 08:40 AM (4I/2K)

161 The media's love of insider jargon once again completely subverts the public understanding. Even "Fox" repeats ad nauseum the misleading, quarter-truth of "600,000 Gottaways" this year.

The Border Patrol obviously came up with the distinction between apprehended at the border and known crosser/not apprehended for a variety of reasons. But when media morons (lower case) just repeat that number in all its jargony glory, the impression is that 600,000 illegal crossers came in.

Of course we all know that every many Jack, Juan and Khalid who crossed this and last year, is now in the US for good (are we up to 5 Million in the current Administration?). Yet it's all "600,000 Gottaways" on the lying, bullshit news.

Posted by: Zek at October 03, 2022 08:40 AM (lcQJG)

162 Kardashian will probably make $250k this week selling body girdles to overweight women.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 03, 2022 08:31 AM (J+nFa)


Push that belly down and around and just say you have a big ass.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at October 03, 2022 08:41 AM (GYIa4)

163 moar popcorn please

Biological male Natalie Ryan, who reportedly has been playing disc golf for three years, is suddenly the No. 5-ranked female disc golfer in the world.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 08:41 AM (BRHaw)

164 The voters are in a "fuck you, Establishment" mood this year. This is especially true with men, who are going to be the majority of voters this cycle.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 03, 2022 08:17 AM (7pwgp)

I was about to type 'From your fingers to God's ear.' but, to be honest (to come perilously close to Y5 usage) I am not sure what the hell I want to have happen.

The GOPe is a bunch of feckless jerkweasels. If we could better be assured that whomever we send is not a bunch of GOPe types, then this might be a good thing. If they are a bunch of Crenshaws... well, then does it matter. And I know how that sounds. I know that that is the point of propaganda is not just to break your will, but also your spirit and make you question everything and how that is a dark facade and false. Yet I cannot escape that calculus. I dunno.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 03, 2022 08:42 AM (5r4XQ)

165 What the hell is disc golf?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 03, 2022 08:42 AM (5r4XQ)

166 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 03, 2022 08:25 AM (1n+EO)

You aren't wrong about the people. But we have republican officials endorsing the democrat governor candidate over Mastriano because they are butthurt that we did not choose their establishment favorite Ledbetter. Mastriano must be punished for his election denial. The GOPe still has the attitude that they will take any democrat if their guy isn't the nominee. Well, that game goes both ways, fuckers.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 03, 2022 08:43 AM (t3/qz)

167 Frisbee golf?

I would prefer lawn dart golf. Use effigies of crapweasels as the 'cups.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 03, 2022 08:43 AM (5r4XQ)

168
Biological male Natalie Ryan, who reportedly has been playing disc golf for three years, is suddenly the No. 5-ranked female disc golfer in the world.
Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 08:41 AM (BRHaw)



The events invented for the lazy as fuck millennial generation is long and distinguished.

"We can't do normal competition, so here's some SPIKEBALL for you."

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 08:43 AM (Zz0t1)

169 The voters are in a "fuck you, Establishment" mood this year. This is especially true with men, who are going to be the majority of voters this cycle.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 03, 2022 08:17 AM (7pwgp)
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Wither Patty Murray?

Place your bets, ladies and ... all youse guys.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 03, 2022 08:44 AM (VlI+9)

170 So, does that Tudor Dixon guy have siblings named Plantagenet, Stuart, Hanover, and Windsor?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at October 03, 2022 08:44 AM (9k/S4)

171 What the hell is disc golf?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 03, 2022 08:42 AM (5r4XQ)



Frisbee golf. You throw frisbees down a "fairway" and eventually hit a chain link basket.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 08:45 AM (Zz0t1)

172 Fauci gave Peter Daszak $2 million of our money this year as a reward for being a good Lt. The money is a grant to continue researching bat coronaviruses.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 03, 2022 08:45 AM (t3/qz)

173 97 @80 Tom Servo-The Democrats can run anyone they want. You obviously forgot Bernie would have been the nom if they hadn't cheated him out of it.

Do we really believe this last election that was stolen is a one and done thing for the Democrats?
Posted by: JROD at October 03, 2022 08:20 AM (0jZnq)

As Dave in Fla has talked about often, the Steal was orchestrated by their control of 5 key cities in 5 key states; not much more than that. (exclude California, NYC, and Illinois because their votes for a Democrat were guaranteed without any extra "help")

Those cities were Atlanta; Milwaukee; Phoenix; Las Vegas; and Philadelphia. The fraud there allowed them to switch the electoral votes of those 5 states, and that was the election right there.

but today? They are losing in Arizona (see Kari Lake), losing in Nevada, Losing in Georgia, and losing in Wisconsin. Pennsylvania is still a tossup, but looking worse for the dems every day. And of course with Youngkin in place they already have lost in Virginia.

under these new conditions, I don't think they can pull it off again.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 03, 2022 08:45 AM (r46W7)

174 116 Me thinks you missed the context of what I said. . . . .it is normal egregious behavior (for either the SEC or FINRA)

Posted by: Despise Marxist Rat Bastards & Weak Barack Odildo shadow governments at October 03, 2022 08:45 AM (8m/Xb)

175 Frisbee now has rankings? I've got to get out more.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 03, 2022 08:45 AM (VlI+9)

176 @117

>>Gay romcom Bros bombed at the box office over the weekend, coming in 4th in its opening.

It's no Bird Cage that's for sure, they probably could have used Hank Azaria reprising his role as Agador Spartacus.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 03, 2022 08:45 AM (up/3i)

177 170 So, does that Tudor Dixon guy have siblings named Plantagenet, Stuart, Hanover, and Windsor?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at October 03, 2022 08:44 AM (9k/S4)

And are bitter rivals of the Bourbons? Capets?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 03, 2022 08:46 AM (5r4XQ)

178
It's no Bird Cage that's for sure, they probably could have used Hank Azaria reprising his role as Agador Spartacus.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 03, 2022 08:45 AM (up/3i)



I thought he was cancelled for doing an east indian accent while not being east indian.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 08:47 AM (Zz0t1)

179 I have to agree with the presumption a long, severe recession or even a depression will wipe a lot of this political and social nonsense away. When you're scrounging day to day just to get food, medicines, a bit of money to buy gas (if there's any to be had) the diversity of the local bookstore is the least of your worries.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 03, 2022 08:38 AM (BFigT)


Speaking of...a short while back we were treated to one of those TikTok videos of a woman shrieking. In this particular instance it was about the price of gasoline. Based on the price mentioned, I have to assume she was in California and she said that the prices were high because the religious right was trying to kill them all. Anyone have any idea what the hell she was talking about?

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at October 03, 2022 08:47 AM (GYIa4)

180 What was Kaiser Wilhelm's family name? (I know he was related to Victoria- but then so was everyone in europe and Russia.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 03, 2022 08:47 AM (5r4XQ)

181
And are bitter rivals of the Bourbons? Capets?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 03, 2022 08:46 AM (5r4XQ)



Mmmmmmm....Bourbon.

And boobs....

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 08:47 AM (Zz0t1)

182 @173

>>under these new conditions, I don't think they can pull it off again.

Challenge Accepted.
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PA SOS who just monkeyed around with Vote Registration/Ballot request forms that give me a very large palate of votes in order to "Fortify," the election.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 03, 2022 08:47 AM (up/3i)

183 179 Speaking of...a short while back we were treated to one of those TikTok videos of a woman shrieking. In this particular instance it was about the price of gasoline. Based on the price mentioned, I have to assume she was in California and she said that the prices were high because the religious right was trying to kill them all. Anyone have any idea what the hell she was talking about?
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at October 03, 2022 08:47 AM (GYIa4)

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How else do you explain gas prices being so high in California and so low in Alabama?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 08:47 AM (LvTSG)

184 170 So, does that Tudor Dixon guy have siblings named Plantagenet, Stuart, Hanover, and Windsor?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at October 03, 2022 08:44 AM (9k/S4)

I never get any Respect, I tell ya, no respect at all!

Posted by: Rodney Saxe-Coburg at October 03, 2022 08:47 AM (r46W7)

185 What was Kaiser Wilhelm's family name? (I know he was related to Victoria- but then so was everyone in europe and Russia.)
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 03, 2022 08:47 AM (5r4XQ)



DeBlasio?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 08:47 AM (Zz0t1)

186
What was Kaiser Wilhelm's family name? (I know he was related to Victoria- but then so was everyone in europe and Russia.)
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 03, 2022 08:47 AM (5r4XQ)


Hohenzollern

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 03, 2022 08:48 AM (1Nxff)

187 Mmmmmmm....Bourbon.

And boobs....
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 08:47 AM (Zz0t1)

Tessa Fowler and a bottle of good rye. I can think of FAR worse things.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 03, 2022 08:48 AM (5r4XQ)

188 "Firefly now joins SpaceX, Rocket Lab, ULA, Virgin Orbit, and Northrop Grumman as an operational American commercial rocket companies."
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tens of billions of dollars later, Blue Origin is somehow not on that list.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 03, 2022 08:48 AM (VlI+9)

189 @178

>>I thought he was cancelled for doing an east indian accent while not being east indian.

He cancelled himself, literally no one was calling for him to ditch voicing Apu.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 03, 2022 08:49 AM (up/3i)

190 "...is this is all an act. She's as radically open borders as anyone."

Exactly JJ, et al. Everyone who is not the 10% radical Left knows this. Hell, even they know it. Lefties are getting red-pilled more than you can imagine out here.

Posted by: Danimal28 at October 03, 2022 08:49 AM (klw0w)

191 The SEC Chair will eventually have his ass handed to him. He's exceeded his statutory authority on several issues and there is pretty well established law on some of that. He wants people to challenge it? OK, game on. We will go that route. He is way wrong on crypto and even Congress disagrees with what he's been doing. There were a few proposals stuck in committee. But they largely had bipartisan support. The short version being a lot of what he is doing was the domain of the CFTC and many things he was doing were outside the SEC's authority.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 03, 2022 08:49 AM (TbpGr)

192 Hohenzollern
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 03, 2022 08:48 AM (1Nxff)

Thanks!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 03, 2022 08:49 AM (5r4XQ)

193
Tessa Fowler and a bottle of good rye. I can think of FAR worse things.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 03, 2022 08:48 AM (5r4XQ)



*fistbump*

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 08:50 AM (Zz0t1)

194 Kaiser Wilhelm, also known as Wilhelm II, was born Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert in Potsdam, near Berlin, Germany.

Posted by: Count de Monet, copypasta at October 03, 2022 08:50 AM (4I/2K)

195 Tudor is a woman. LOL

Posted by: CN at October 03, 2022 08:50 AM (Zzbjj)

196 The same crazy people who voted for Biden will "vote" for Hillary.

Posted by: Ziba at October 03, 2022 08:50 AM (4h9M3)

197 ==========

How else do you explain gas prices being so high in California and so low in Alabama?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 08:47 AM (LvTSG)



MAGA must die.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 08:50 AM (Zz0t1)

198 So, does that Tudor Dixon guy have siblings named Plantagenet, Stuart, Hanover, and Windsor?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at October 03, 2022 08:44 AM (9k/S4)
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Tudor Dixon is a chick.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 03, 2022 08:51 AM (VlI+9)

199 Hohenzollern

Gesundheidt !

Posted by: JT at October 03, 2022 08:51 AM (T4tVD)

200 but today? They are losing in Arizona (see Kari Lake), losing in Nevada, Losing in Georgia, and losing in Wisconsin. Pennsylvania is still a tossup, but looking worse for the dems every day. And of course with Youngkin in place they already have lost in Virginia.

under these new conditions, I don't think they can pull it off again.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 03, 2022 08:45 AM (r46W7)


So you're saying that Russia will interfere in our elections in 2024. Funny how these things only happen when Democrats are in charge.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at October 03, 2022 08:51 AM (GYIa4)

201 Potsdam is an odd name for a city.

Posted by: dantesed at October 03, 2022 08:51 AM (88xKn)

202 198 So, does that Tudor Dixon guy have siblings named Plantagenet, Stuart, Hanover, and Windsor?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at October 03, 2022 08:44 AM (9k/S4)
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Tudor Dixon is a chick.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 03, 2022 08:51 AM (VlI+9)

Names being given to women are getting weirder and weirder.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at October 03, 2022 08:51 AM (eYoxG)

203 Speaking of...a short while back we were treated to one of those TikTok videos of a woman shrieking. In this particular instance it was about the price of gasoline. Based on the price mentioned, I have to assume she was in California and she said that the prices were high because the religious right was trying to kill them all. Anyone have any idea what the hell she was talking about?
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at October 03, 2022 08:47 AM (GYIa4)
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It's complicated, but essentially it is because of her knowledge of the secret cabal of evangelists that control all corporations and most of the rest of corporate America.

As a backlash against the righteous election of Joe Biden, the the hard evangelist core of Corporate America - in conjunction with an assist from the fascist Trumpists in those same and other companies and their collaborative control of the media - are now squeezing non-preferred populations to bring them to heel!

Something like that, probably.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 08:52 AM (t0OGg)

204 There are crazy people out there who would proudly vote for Hillary. God help us.

Posted by: Case at October 03, 2022 08:30 AM (tmQgQ)

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Virtually nobody could vote for Hillary and she could still "win." Ask me how I know ..

Posted by: ShainS -- Triple-Jabbed & Quad-Boosted with the Biden Hurricane-22 Vaccine at October 03, 2022 08:52 AM (JfQmR)

205 Mmmmmmm....Bourbon.

And boobs....
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden

And bacon !

Posted by: JT at October 03, 2022 08:52 AM (T4tVD)

206 We don't need no stinking voters

Posted by: Dominion and the donk printing press at October 03, 2022 08:52 AM (Zzbjj)

207 Then at the most recent Disc Golf Pro Tour event held in Leicester, Mass., Ryan once again won a big-time tournament (+1) and took home $9,000 by defeating the world’s No. 1 ranked female competitor Kristin Tattar.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 08:52 AM (BRHaw)

208 Compulsion is on atm

not a bad flick but coulda been one of the great ones had it not been for the casting

whoever cast the movie shoulda been shot

probably Welles

Posted by: REDACTED at October 03, 2022 08:52 AM (us2H3)

209 Mmmmmmm....Bourbon.

And boobs....
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden

And bacon !
Posted by: JT at October 03, 2022 08:52 AM (T4tVD)

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Oh my! Has anybody ever done a Hobo remake of The Wizard of Oz?

Posted by: ShainS -- Triple-Jabbed & Quad-Boosted with the Biden Hurricane-22 Vaccine at October 03, 2022 08:53 AM (JfQmR)

210 "Firefly now joins SpaceX, Rocket Lab, ULA, Virgin Orbit, and Northrop Grumman as an operational American commercial rocket companies."



Can't stop the signal, Mal.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace at October 03, 2022 08:53 AM (UEL2X)

211 What was Kaiser Wilhelm's family name? (I know he was related to Victoria- but then so was everyone in europe and Russia.)
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 03, 2022 08:47 AM (5r4XQ)


Hohenzollern

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at October 03, 2022 08:53 AM (GYIa4)

212 203 As a backlash against the righteous election of Joe Biden, the the hard evangelist core of Corporate America - in conjunction with an assist from the fascist Trumpists in those same and other companies and their collaborative control of the media - are now squeezing non-preferred populations to bring them to heel!

Something like that, probably.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 08:52 AM (t0OGg)

==========

Corporations so loved Trump that they were willing to take small profits to make him look good, but now that Biden's in charge, they are taking gargantuan profits to hurt him.

And there's nothing Biden can do about it.

The solution is clear. If you want corporations to make less money, you have to vote for Trump.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 08:53 AM (LvTSG)

213 Something like that, probably.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 08:52 AM (t0OGg)

Don't forget the Jooos.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 03, 2022 08:53 AM (XIJ/X)

214 206 We don't need no stinking voters
Posted by: Dominion and the donk printing press at October 03, 2022 08:52 AM (Zzbjj)

There are 200k ballot images in Maricopa County with no header or time/date stamps.

Most secure election EVA!!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 08:54 AM (BRHaw)

215 One thing I will note about inflation: This this is an issue that has bedeviled organized governments for... literally all of history. Other than revaluing the currency and reversing debasement, the only 'other' solution that I have seen that worked was Diocletian's.

He did not understand the financial principles at work, but he could not figure out a way to force merchants to accept worthless currency. Even when they tried to revalue the currency and drive the silver/gold content back up, there were too many coins in circulation to reverse the effects, so he came up with a different technocratic solution. Barter. Essentially they catalogued all goods in the empire and assigned them a valuation. You had to turn in so many units of value (shirts, wheat, bricks) in order to pay your taxes. It was wildly 'successful'- and also horrific because it required a massive bureaucracy to not only do the valuations and assessment, but also to administer the collection and so forth.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 03, 2022 08:54 AM (5r4XQ)

216 Oh my! Has anybody ever done a Hobo remake of The Wizard of Oz?
Posted by: ShainS


Up until monkeys fly outta their butts.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace at October 03, 2022 08:54 AM (UEL2X)

217 Mmmmmmm....Bourbon.

And boobs....
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 08:47 AM (Zz0t1)

Tessa Fowler and a bottle of good rye. I can think of FAR worse things.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 03, 2022 08:48 AM (5r4XQ)

Change the rye to a wheated bourbon and specify a leaner Tessa Fowler and I am fully on board. She's lost a point for getting kinda blocky shaped, though still very much a glamour girl.

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 03, 2022 08:54 AM (4I/2K)

218 What was Kaiser Wilhelm's family name? (I know he was related to Victoria- but then so was everyone in europe and Russia.)
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 03, 2022 08:47 AM (5r4XQ)

Were not the Windsor's really the Mountbatten's?

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 08:55 AM (BRHaw)

219 What was Kaiser Wilhelm's family name? (I know he was related to Victoria- but then so was everyone in europe and Russia.)
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 03, 2022 08:47 AM (5r4XQ)


Goldberg!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 03, 2022 08:56 AM (x0n13)

220 Names being given to women are getting weirder and weirder.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at October 03, 2022 08:51 AM (eYoxG)

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This is about Caitlyn Jenner, isn't it?

Posted by: ShainS -- Triple-Jabbed & Quad-Boosted with the Biden Hurricane-22 Vaccine at October 03, 2022 08:56 AM (JfQmR)

221 From the internet:
Zollern, from 1218 Hohenzollern, was a county of the Holy Roman Empire. Later its capital was Hechingen.

Me: Huh. Neat.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 03, 2022 08:56 AM (5r4XQ)

222 The cure for inflation/economic crisis has always been war. It doesn't fix the crisis, it just gives you bigger things to worry about.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 03, 2022 08:56 AM (Y5qcH)

223 Hillary is setting herself up to enter the race as a “moderate” choice for Democrats

==

I'm the new and improved Joe Biden! Better, faster, stronger! Vote for meee!! *hic*

Posted by: Hillary at October 03, 2022 08:56 AM (ZC8hN)

224 Seattle-based radio talk show host Ari Hoffman called out the Seahawks over the move, pointing out that in 2014, the team honored him as part of their "Salute to Service" initiative. "Hey @Seahawks. You guys honored Scott Smiley in 2014," Hoffman tweeted. "Now you're mad about him wearing a Seahawks jersey in a campaign ad because his wife is running as a Republican for Senate. How about you guys focus on football instead of politics? You got enough trouble winning these days."

haha...Seahawks are mad at the Smiley campaign for including a fleeting picture of a team jersey on Smiley's husband. He wore it on a day when the team honored him! They gave it to him that day to wear with the express purpose of exploiting his blindness from a battle wound for publicity purposes!

Now, the shoe is on the other foot and they object. When they gave him the jersey, did they expressly say "If your wife runs for office as a Republican, you cannot wear our jersey any more!".

Fuck. You. NFL.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 03, 2022 08:57 AM (VlI+9)

225 > under these new conditions, I don't think they can pull it off again.
_____________

I don't think the left is finished with the methods to cheat and steal an election yet. The junta has enabled literally every federal agency to become involved with elections. They could very well just litigate their way into office at this point.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 03, 2022 08:57 AM (BFigT)

226 219 What was Kaiser Wilhelm's family name? (I know he was related to Victoria- but then so was everyone in europe and Russia.)
Posted by: Aetius451AD

Hohenzollern--ruling family of Brandenburg-Prussia.

Posted by: whig at October 03, 2022 08:58 AM (CXr4y)

227 Change the rye to a wheated bourbon and specify a leaner Tessa Fowler and I am fully on board. She's lost a point for getting kinda blocky shaped, though still very much a glamour girl.
Posted by: Count de Monet at October 03, 2022 08:54 AM (4I/2K)

So we have:
rye or wheated bourbon (waiting for someone to mention Pappy- there is always that guy)
Lean Tessa Fowler (although I could care less)
And per JT, a rasher of bacon

Are we agreed to these amendments?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 03, 2022 08:58 AM (5r4XQ)

228 “Tudor” was a male name in Welsh (the Welsh form of “Theodore,” I think).

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at October 03, 2022 08:58 AM (9k/S4)

229 Were not the Windsor's really the Mountbatten's?
Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 08:55 AM (BRHaw)

Mountbatten-Windsor since Liz married Phil.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at October 03, 2022 08:58 AM (GYIa4)

230 Were not the Windsor's really the Mountbatten's?

Posted by: rhennigantx
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Saxe Gothenburg.

Posted by: whig at October 03, 2022 08:58 AM (CXr4y)

231 J.J.'s meme image up.

"How Do You Say 'Nudge-Nudge Wink-Wink' in Spanish?"

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"YOU GOT HOT SAUCE ON MY BREAKFAST TACOS!"

Posted by: ShainS -- Triple-Jabbed & Quad-Boosted with the Biden Hurricane-22 Vaccine at October 03, 2022 08:58 AM (JfQmR)

232 He did not understand the financial principles at work, but he could not figure out a way to force merchants to accept worthless currency. Even when they tried to revalue the currency and drive the silver/gold content back up, there were too many coins in circulation to reverse the effects, so he came up with a different technocratic solution. Barter. Essentially they catalogued all goods in the empire and assigned them a valuation. You had to turn in so many units of value (shirts, wheat, bricks) in order to pay your taxes. It was wildly 'successful'- and also horrific because it required a massive bureaucracy to not only do the valuations and assessment, but also to administer the collection and so forth.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 03, 2022 08:54 AM (5r4XQ)

But in the long run, that led to the fall of the Empire itself. That regulatory climate once installed, never left (of course) and one of the ignored aspects of the barbarian invasions of the 5th century is that most outlying cities and areas found it far easier and less restrictive to live as vassals of the new barbarian overlords, rather than having to put up with Roman bureaucracy any more.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 03, 2022 08:59 AM (r46W7)

233 TJM, how did you fare during Ian? Hopefully well!

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 03, 2022 08:59 AM (VlI+9)

234
Fuck. You. NFL.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 03, 2022 08:57 AM (VlI+9)



This.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 08:59 AM (Zz0t1)

235 Heard an interesting point on the Nord explosion. Same reason we toppled Iraq, Libya, and lots of other places.* Germany was going to trade with Russia using their own currency. That absolutely could not be allowed.

* Who apparently decided they were going to do trades using gold.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 08:59 AM (0fs9V)

236 The original was an allegory and a reflection of the way the world was at the time with things like the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. Now we’re going to turn a mirror on where we’re at right now and take disparate characters from the LGBTQ community, from different cultural communities and socioeconomic communities, and tell a story that reflects the world. I think this is the best time to do that.

Translation:
Tinman oilcan scene turn into a gay fest anal insertion festival.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 08:59 AM (BRHaw)

237 “Tudor” was a male name in Welsh

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus



Not enough consonants.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace at October 03, 2022 09:00 AM (UEL2X)

238 216 Oh my! Has anybody ever done a Hobo remake of The Wizard of Oz?
Posted by: ShainS

yeah, the original

Posted by: REDACTED at October 03, 2022 09:00 AM (us2H3)

239 The park near where I grew up had frisbee golf back in the early 80s. Nobody ever played it there, but the baskets were scattered all over the park.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 03, 2022 09:00 AM (t3/qz)

240 228 “Tudor” was a male name in Welsh (the Welsh form of “Theodore,” I think).
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at October 03, 2022 08:58 AM (9k/S4)

I thought it was a car, just like the Fordor.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 03, 2022 09:01 AM (r46W7)

241 233 TJM, how did you fare during Ian? Hopefully well!
Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 03, 2022 08:59 AM (VlI+9)

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Ian didn't do anything to my house.

The next night a 21 year old destroyed my front fence in his dad's car.

So...yeah...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 09:01 AM (LvTSG)

242 Saxe Gothenburg.
Posted by: whig at October 03, 2022 08:58 AM (CXr4y)
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"Saxe-Coburg and Gotha" might be the real title, I believe I read somewhere.

Like anyone cares.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 03, 2022 09:01 AM (VlI+9)

243 Fuck. You. NFL.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 03, 2022 08:57 AM (VlI+9
This.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 08:59 AM (Zz0t1)

Last one in the pool is a rotten egg!

Posted by: Antonio Brown, Sex Freak at October 03, 2022 09:01 AM (Pdsey)

244 The cowardly lion always seemed kinda gay.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 03, 2022 09:01 AM (t3/qz)

245 201 And “Choomsdam” would be any better?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at October 03, 2022 09:01 AM (9k/S4)

246 The park near where I grew up had frisbee golf back in the early 80s

*

Yep. People act like the pickleball phenomenon is something new.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 09:01 AM (0fs9V)

247 I believe DeSantis is running for President.

I think he is planning to do so irrespective of what Trump does.

But if Trump runs, one might ask, how could DeSantis also run, and what would that look like?

I don't think DeSantis is worried about this. It is a question of determined confidence and the sense that history is opening up the way for him. This is something apart from arrogance.

I think forces and realities will play on Trump and ultimately dissuade him from running. Age, family pressures, and the difficult acceptance that it is no longer the moment for him. His endorsement, of course, will have signal impact. It can't be for anyone other than DeSantis (not that the choice will be difficult).

All gut feelings, with some wishful thinking mixed in.

Posted by: Ordinary American at October 03, 2022 09:02 AM (H8QX8)

248 Kaiser Wilhelm's mom was the eldest daughter of Queen Victoria.

Posted by: Count de Monet, copypasta at October 03, 2022 09:02 AM (4I/2K)

249 246 Yep. People act like the pickleball phenomenon is something new.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 09:01 AM (0fs9V)

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Bocce ball is where it's at.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 09:02 AM (LvTSG)

250
Were not the Windsor's really the Mountbatten's?
Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 08:55 AM (BRHaw)


No, Saxe-Coburg and Gotha after Albert married Victoria, who was the House of Hanover. The name was changed to Windsor in 1917.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 03, 2022 09:02 AM (1Nxff)

251 Let me guess, dorothy will be a black gay man.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 03, 2022 09:02 AM (t3/qz)

252
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"YOU GOT HOT SAUCE ON MY BREAKFAST TACOS!"
Posted by: ShainS -- Triple-Jabbed & Quad-Boosted with the Biden Hurricane-22 Vaccine at October 03, 2022 08:58 AM (JfQmR)



Imma go'n git me a beer.

Oh...sorry. Wrong worthless political cünt.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 09:03 AM (Zz0t1)

253 Based on the price mentioned, I have to assume she was in California and she said that the prices were high because the religious right was trying to kill them all. Anyone have any idea what the hell she was talking about?

Posted by: I used to have a different nic
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Most people take in a bad circumstance and then use the mental shortcut of blaming it on whoever they dislike in society. Scapegoating is a long time honored tradition for mental midgets.

Posted by: whig at October 03, 2022 09:03 AM (CXr4y)

254 You know, there was a remake in '77... And it was something, if I do say so myself.

Posted by: The Wiz at October 03, 2022 09:03 AM (ZC8hN)

255 Is bocce the one where it's almost like grown up marbles with croquet balls that you throw at a target ball? I played that camping once and enjoyed it. Simple games that can be played anywhere and with anything are endearing and enduring for a reason.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 09:03 AM (0fs9V)

256 The next night a 21 year old destroyed my front fence in his dad's car.

So...yeah...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 09:01 AM (LvTSG)
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Was he over-celebrated?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 03, 2022 09:03 AM (VlI+9)

257 228 “Tudor” was a male name in Welsh (the Welsh form of “Theodore,” I think).
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at October 03, 2022 08:58 AM (9k/S4)

I thought it was a car, just like the Fordor.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 03, 2022 09:01 AM (r46W7)

*starts slow emphatic clapping*

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 03, 2022 09:03 AM (4I/2K)

258
The next night a 21 year old destroyed my front fence in his dad's car.

So...yeah...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 09:01 AM (LvTSG)



Isn't that twice now?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 09:04 AM (Zz0t1)

259 The cure for inflation/economic crisis has always been war. It doesn't fix the crisis, it just gives you bigger things to worry about.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 03, 2022 08:56 AM (Y5qcH)

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I've been assured that it was FDR's huge socialist spending, programs, and agenda that saved us from the Great Depression.

/I actually heard this idiocy last week by some talking head somewhere (I remember the first political thing I ever heard from my mom -- a JFK Democrat -- was that WWII got us out of the Great Depression, not FDR's programs which actually extended it).

Posted by: ShainS -- Triple-Jabbed & Quad-Boosted with the Biden Hurricane-22 Vaccine at October 03, 2022 09:04 AM (JfQmR)

260 "The stranglehold of the Democrat party on white college educated women has always perplexed me,
Posted by: Indignacio "



It is because it is a know fact that white college educated women in America are one of the most oppressed groups of people in all history.

Posted by: Ripley at October 03, 2022 09:04 AM (MxEKc)

261 How about a mix between bocce and cornhole.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 03, 2022 09:04 AM (t3/qz)

262 " ... and there you have it, in a nutshell."

A jolly G'mornin' to the Horde, and thanks as always to JJS!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at October 03, 2022 09:04 AM (8oyo2)

263 Mmmmm…Tessa Fowler.

It was a good weekend for babeage on TCM — Anne Francis on Forbidden Planet, and Julie London in the Noir.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at October 03, 2022 09:04 AM (9k/S4)

264 Were not the Windsor's really the Mountbatten's?

Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at October 03, 2022 09:05 AM (x61Im)

265 Oh my! Has anybody ever done a Hobo remake of The Wizard of Oz?
Posted by: ShainS

yeah, the original
Posted by: REDACTED at October 03, 2022 09:00 AM (us2H3)

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LOL. I thought that as I was typing it, and wondered if I'd get that response. Well-played ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Triple-Jabbed & Quad-Boosted with the Biden Hurricane-22 Vaccine at October 03, 2022 09:06 AM (JfQmR)

266 Hey J.J., I read your stuff every day & another good piece today. Just would like to correct a small point. Born and raised & living in the burbs of the Big Easy, and as much as I detest what the Democrats have done to one of the most beautiful, unique cities in the formerly U.S. of A., don't lay the levee collapses at the feet of the black politician. The design & maintenance of the levees that broke was all the Corps of Engineers. It was a crap design that obviously did not meet the test of Katrina.

Posted by: Dino58 at October 03, 2022 09:06 AM (LVPff)

267 Let me guess, Auntie Em is a tranny.
More coffee..

Posted by: dantesed at October 03, 2022 09:06 AM (88xKn)

268 The park near where I grew up had frisbee golf back in the early 80s

*

Yep. People act like the pickleball phenomenon is something new.
Posted by: Moron Robbie


Frisbee golf, aka disc golf, was invented in Bladeworth, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1927.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace at October 03, 2022 09:06 AM (UEL2X)

269 258 Isn't that twice now?
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 09:04 AM (Zz0t1)

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Yes.

This time it happened at 10 at night, and the impact shook my house. It brought out the whole neighborhood. Dolley started talking with people about things we could do because people won't stop peeling through the curve at high speeds.

The kid had just turned 21 two weeks ago. When I got out of the house, I saw half a dozen kids just bolt from the car. He stayed (so did one other), and he ended up getting arrested for a DUI. The smell of weed was thick from that car and lasted for more than the 1.5 hours I was out there waiting for the police report. His dad showed up and was beyond pissed. I wouldn't be surprised if he let the kid spend the night in jail at least.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 09:06 AM (LvTSG)

270 0 "The stranglehold of the Democrat party on white college educated women has always perplexed me,
Posted by: Indignacio "

This is a group who can assuage their own racist intentions with money and virtue signaling with a side of projection. They are also mad at daddy and becoming a flaming leftist is a great way to show him that they are their own person now.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 03, 2022 09:06 AM (t3/qz)

271 >>> 203 Speaking of...a short while back we were treated to one of those TikTok videos of a woman shrieking. In this particular instance it was about the price of gasoline. Based on the price mentioned, I have to assume she was in California and she said that the prices were high because the religious right was trying to kill them all. Anyone have any idea what the hell she was talking about?
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at October 03, 2022 08:47 AM (GYIa4)
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It's complicated, but essentially it is because of her knowledge of the secret cabal of evangelists that control all corporations and most of the rest of corporate America.

As a backlash against the righteous election of Joe Biden, the the hard evangelist core of Corporate America - in conjunction with an assist from the fascist Trumpists in those same and other companies and their collaborative control of the media - are now squeezing non-preferred populations to bring them to heel!

Something like that, probably.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 08:52 AM (t0OGg)

"religious right" = hoarders and wreckers

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 03, 2022 09:07 AM (llON8)

272 252
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"YOU GOT HOT SAUCE ON MY BREAKFAST TACOS!"
Posted by: ShainS -- Triple-Jabbed & Quad-Boosted with the Biden Hurricane-22 Vaccine at October 03, 2022 08:58 AM (JfQmR)


Imma go'n git me a beer.

Oh...sorry. Wrong worthless political cünt.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 09:03 AM (Zz0t1)

I'll take things that Chlamydia Thundershart screamed at Huma Abedin in bed fir 1000 alex.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at October 03, 2022 09:07 AM (1ABZu)

273 "Saxe-Coburg and Gotha" might be the real title, I believe I read somewhere.

Like anyone cares.

Posted by: Huck Follywood
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You are correct. Was going off of memory without consulting the nets for accuracy before posting.

Posted by: whig at October 03, 2022 09:07 AM (CXr4y)

274 Battenberg! The Battenberg name was last used by Prince Francis Joseph of Battenberg, youngest son of the Princess of Battenberg, who died childless in 1924. In 1917, most members of the family had been residing in the British Empire and had renounced their Hessian titles, due to rising anti-German sentiment among the British during the First World War. At that point, they changed the family name to Mountbatten, an anglicised version of Battenberg. However, Juan, Count of Barcelona, a son of Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Queen of Spain, bore the surname of Borbón y Battenberg until his death in 1993.

Posted by: Count de Monet, copypasta at October 03, 2022 09:07 AM (4I/2K)

275 Let me guess, Auntie Em is a tranny.
More coffee..
Posted by: dantesed

Miss Gulch was a lez

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace at October 03, 2022 09:07 AM (UEL2X)

276 I think this picture of the damage will work:

https://tinyurl.com/jjcemkpt

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 09:08 AM (LvTSG)

277 Not understanding a common phrase/word definition leads to an embarrassingly stupid post:

"Sue for peace" Chris Hayes
@chrislhayes- "The more concrete problem is what course of action a US citizen could agitate for to lower the risk. I think probably the best answer is cut off weapons to Ukraine and lean on them to sue for peace now. But if that's the way forward, people should make the case"

The more I think about it The more I have to ask. How does one country at war with another, sue them till peace is achieved? Not playing dumb or trying to be intentionally dense. Just I've never seen this happen. would international court handle this complaint? This man has a show that reaches thousands of people. He thinks we should cut Ukraine off and they'd just sue for peace.


The word “sue” here means simply to seek or press for peace, not litigation.

Than why didn't he write that? Also, still don't get the context from your excerpt about how a country sues the word he used.

Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at October 03, 2022 09:08 AM (nzEeq)

278 One had no idea so many Welsh had settled in Missouri -- but as you drive through Kansas City, there are many exits for their village of Trfwy.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at October 03, 2022 09:08 AM (x61Im)

279 "religious right" = hoarders and wreckers
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 03, 2022 09:07 AM (llON

and profiteers

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 09:09 AM (BRHaw)

280 277 The word “sue” here means simply to seek or press for peace, not litigation.

Than why didn't he write that? Also, still don't get the context from your excerpt about how a country sues the word he used.
Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at October 03, 2022 09:08 AM (nzEeq)

==========

"Why did he use a word appropriately? That's not fair. It made me feel dumb. He should be punished."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 09:09 AM (LvTSG)

281 I wouldn't be surprised if he let the kid spend the night in jail at least.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 09:06 AM (LvTSG)
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my lawyer did that when one of her kids got picked up for underage drinking. She didn't get him out until the next day. I think the cops were not real happy to host him overnight, but the kid was not surprised. He never did it (ie, was caught) again. She eventually got the charge dropped, and he is now flying Osprey's for the Marine Corps. So, it ended well.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 03, 2022 09:10 AM (VlI+9)

282 European royalty is making me battenburg.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 03, 2022 09:10 AM (t3/qz)

283 How many "October Surprises" are we in for?

Also, isn't it a bit odd that all the bombshell leaks from Biden's FBI have dried up?

I'm also seeing a lot of wishcasting, false source headlines trying to stir up a fight between Trump and DeSantis.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at October 03, 2022 09:10 AM (Zf0+a)

284 I think this picture of the damage will work:

https://tinyurl.com/jjcemkpt
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 09:08 AM (LvTSG)



Nice.

Must make it fun for when the kids are playing outside in the front yard.......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 09:11 AM (Zz0t1)

285 I think this picture of the damage will work:

https://tinyurl.com/jjcemkpt
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 09:08 AM (LvTSG)

Flattening the hills
Straightening the curves
Stoned out of their gourds

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 03, 2022 09:11 AM (4I/2K)

286 California is now going to start making the winter blend of gas, driving the price higher. Newsome knows nothing will hurt him there.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 03, 2022 09:12 AM (J+nFa)

287 I've been assured that it was FDR's huge socialist spending, programs, and agenda that saved us from the Great Depression.

/I actually heard this idiocy last week by some talking head somewhere (I remember the first political thing I ever heard from my mom -- a JFK Democrat -- was that WWII got us out of the Great Depression, not FDR's programs which actually extended it).

Posted by: ShainS
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One of Thomas Fleming's last books (The New Dealer's War) was on FDR and his administration. Fleming was the rare historian nowadays where Fleming actually admitted that doing the research into FDR's administration made him aware of the incompetence, malice, and bungling of that administration, particularly in economics.

Posted by: whig at October 03, 2022 09:12 AM (CXr4y)

288 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 09:08 AM (LvTSG)
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thanks goodness you were all inside. That's no minor accident, he took out your fence and he tore up the ground as well!

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 03, 2022 09:12 AM (VlI+9)

289 Kaiser Wilhelm also had a withered arm, and possibly brain damage, from a botched delivery when he was born. Could explain a few things…

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at October 03, 2022 09:12 AM (9k/S4)

290 287 One of Thomas Fleming's last books (The New Dealer's War) was on FDR and his administration. Fleming was the rare historian nowadays where Fleming actually admitted that doing the research into FDR's administration made him aware of the incompetence, malice, and bungling of that administration, particularly in economics.
Posted by: whig at October 03, 2022 09:12 AM (CXr4y)

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The Great Depression ended with FDR died.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 09:13 AM (LvTSG)

291 There a house situated on a hill with a curve and guardrail right in front of it. Also a big tree. Not a day goes by that I pass that joint and see some piece of a vehicle in their yard.

The house itself apparently has escaped being hit thus far.

The guardrail has been replaced countless times.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 03, 2022 09:13 AM (BFigT)

292 Dolley started talking with people about things we could do because people won't stop peeling through the curve at high speeds.


Spike strips and pop-up barriers.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 09:13 AM (Zz0t1)

293 What do Hillary and Huma have in common with high-end paneling?

Tongue in groove.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at October 03, 2022 09:13 AM (bW8dp)

294 @173 Tom Servo-I'm not saying we will not win seats with the Red Wave/Domestic Terrorists. BUT do you, Dave in Fla, Jackstraw ever take into consideration what the Democrats will do to steal another election in those same five states/cities? As unlikely as it seems to you, is it impossible? For as stupid as we like to paint the left/Dems they sure do have a knack for stealing/breaking the law and we have a knack for, well, losing even when we have proof of a steal.

Do you guys ever take into account or put yourself in the lefts shoes and ask what you would do to steal another election especially if not obeying the law is not a problem and viable option?

Do you ever ask yourselves why the left should give up the power they have accrued, as in why they shouldn't steal another election(s)?

Not asking to start a huge pissing contest, honestly asking so I can understand how you guys see and are approaching this. Trying to understand the mentality so I can wrap my mind around it. I don't believe the left/Dems are invincible, but they certainly have the higher ground like the majority of our law enforcement institutions for example.

Posted by: JROD at October 03, 2022 09:14 AM (0jZnq)

295 288 thanks goodness you were all inside. That's no minor accident, he took out your fence and he tore up the ground as well!
Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 03, 2022 09:12 AM (VlI+9)

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The most entertaining part was that a woman witnessed it and immediately came over to take the kid's side.

"My kids are inside! My youngest's bedroom is right there!"

"Well, they're fine. So, just go back inside."

I almost punched her.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 09:14 AM (LvTSG)

296 293 What do Hillary and Huma have in common with high-end paneling?

Tongue in groove.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at October 03, 2022 09:13 AM (bW8dp)

easy to nail ??

Posted by: REDACTED at October 03, 2022 09:14 AM (us2H3)

297 Forwarding the James Meredith article to my mom, whose family embraced him and therefore were (essentially) driven out of Mississippi. My grandparents never held ill will toward James, and called him "a nice young man" to the end of their days. Maybe I can obtain his email and let him know that what men meant for ill, God worked for good and my grandpa helped turn a fledgling college into a respected institution for science.

Posted by: pookysgirl, starting to work her interwebs magic at October 03, 2022 09:14 AM (XKZwp)

298 ... This time it happened at 10 at night, and the impact shook my house. It brought out the whole neighborhood. Dolley started talking with people about things we could do because people won't stop peeling through the curve at high speeds. ...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 09:06 AM (LvTSG)
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We had one of those in my neighborhood. He started down the path of replacing the appropriate section of fence with large runs of high-strength tubular steel set into the ground with significant amounts of concrete. His lawyer warned him not to do it, because he feared that it would expose the owner to liability if he made a fence strong enough that a car could bounce off it and seriously hurt the driver or other occupants. He eventually decided not to do it.

I dunno if the lawyer was right or not.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 09:14 AM (t0OGg)

299 In Florida we used fairly sizeable stones to block people from parking on our small grass area in front of our house. You might do the same, only larger. That damage looks like the kid was traveling at speed when he drove through your yard.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 03, 2022 09:14 AM (VlI+9)

300

California is now going to start making the winter blend of gas, driving the price higher. Newsome knows nothing will hurt him there.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 03, 2022 09:12 AM (J+nFa)



I'm still just so glad I left California around 20 years ago! It's a nice place to visit, briefly, but having lived there for better than half my life, it's just not a place to set down permanent roots.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at October 03, 2022 09:14 AM (CCf67)

301 Trump still gets my vote irregardless of how well DeSantis handles the clean up of FL. Trump already cleaned up the country once and can do it again.

Posted by: Ziba at October 03, 2022 09:15 AM (4h9M3)

302 292 Dolley started talking with people about things we could do because people won't stop peeling through the curve at high speeds.


Spike strips and pop-up barriers.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 09:13 AM (Zz0t1)

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Heh. I think a couple of concrete pilons strategically placed would take all of these people coming through the curve too fast and force them to have an accident on the road instead of in my yard. I'd be open to a speedbump or some spears as well.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 09:15 AM (LvTSG)

303 If they're throwing a disc, where does the pickle come in ?

Posted by: JT at October 03, 2022 09:16 AM (T4tVD)

304
"My kids are inside! My youngest's bedroom is right there!"

"Well, they're fine. So, just go back inside."

I almost punched her.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 09:14 AM (LvTSG)



Drive a car into her living room.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 09:16 AM (Zz0t1)

305 ... The more I think about it The more I have to ask. How does one country at war with another, sue them till peace is achieved? Not playing dumb or trying to be intentionally dense. Just I've never seen this happen. would international court handle this complaint? This man has a show that reaches thousands of people. He thinks we should cut Ukraine off and they'd just sue for peace. ...
Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at October 03, 2022 09:08 AM (nzEeq)
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Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the product of American public education.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 09:16 AM (t0OGg)

306 Reminder: HRC wanted the "free flow of people and free flow of goods" from Tierra del Fuego to the North Pole, which she admitted after the 2016 election. In addition, the old, doddering bitch will be knocking on 80 come 2024. Dick Morris is full of shit.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at October 03, 2022 09:16 AM (nMx88)

307 The stranglehold of the Democrat party on white college educated women has always perplexed me
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It's an inverse relationship.
The farther one lives from lower-class minorities the greater one's virtue signal.

No one is farther from, or more racist toward, lower-class minorities than white, college- educated women.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at October 03, 2022 09:16 AM (Zf0+a)

308
In defense of VDH - "negotiations" for the cession of the Crimea were called "the Russo-Turkish War," and they were forced to the table by military force. Also, Russia would not fully cement control of the region until a short time later, when Potemkin and Suvorov ravaged Ochakov Fortress in a display of Oriental barbarity.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 03, 2022 09:16 AM (oINRc)

309 >>> 292 Dolley started talking with people about things we could do because people won't stop peeling through the curve at high speeds.


Spike strips and pop-up barriers.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 09:13 AM (Zz0t1)

Heh. Could you put those huge concrete "temporary" barriers they use for construction along the front?

Really - who can you lobby for the extra-large speed bumps in your neighborhood, or some better form of deterrent / control (the problem with speed bumps is when you need the fire department or such)?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 03, 2022 09:16 AM (llON8)

310 298 We had one of those in my neighborhood. He started down the path of replacing the appropriate section of fence with large runs of high-strength tubular steel set into the ground with significant amounts of concrete. His lawyer warned him not to do it, because he feared that it would expose the owner to liability if he made a fence strong enough that a car could bounce off it and seriously hurt the driver or other occupants. He eventually decided not to do it.

I dunno if the lawyer was right or not.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 09:14 AM (t0OGg)

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The fence isn't actually ours. It belongs to the HOA. They will probably just replace it with some more wood. We've asked them to add in some brick (there are brick sections along the fence of the neighborhood, so it wouldn't be a huge departure in style), but I kind of doubt they'll do it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 09:16 AM (LvTSG)

311 A friend of mine let his son spend 3 days in jail - busted for pot on the beach- he never smoked again.

Posted by: Braenyard's phone at October 03, 2022 09:17 AM (dwYx+)

312 Fleming was the rare historian nowadays where Fleming actually admitted that doing the research into FDR's administration made him aware of the incompetence, malice, and bungling of that administration, particularly in economics.
Posted by: whig at October 03, 2022 09:12 AM (CXr4y)

The Fed Res was a big culprit in this. When a local bank closed the local supply of cash dropped. As this spread the M1 supply fell by about 35%, about the same as the GDP from 35 until 39.

Really poor decision making!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 09:17 AM (BRHaw)

313 Youngkin is the perfect age to be prezzy

Posted by: REDACTED at October 03, 2022 09:17 AM (us2H3)

314 "The stranglehold of the Democrat party on white college educated women has always perplexed me,
Posted by: Indignacio "

It is because it is a know fact that white college educated women in America are one of the most oppressed groups of people in all history.
Posted by: Ripley at October 03, 2022 09:04 AM (MxEKc))

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"Hey -- raising, assigning pronouns to, and caring for 18 cats ain't no picnic, h8r!"

Posted by: ShainS -- Triple-Jabbed & Quad-Boosted with the Biden Hurricane-22 Vaccine at October 03, 2022 09:17 AM (JfQmR)

315 The fence isn't actually ours. It belongs to the HOA. They will probably just replace it with some more wood. We've asked them to add in some brick (there are brick sections along the fence of the neighborhood, so it wouldn't be a huge departure in style), but I kind of doubt they'll do it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 09:16 AM (LvTSG)
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Ah, okay. Yeah, that limits options even further. I thankfully don't have to deal with that. "No HOA" was on my requirements list when I bought a house.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 09:18 AM (t0OGg)

316 Drive a car into her living room.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 09:16 AM (Zz0t1)
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Oops! Oopsie!

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 03, 2022 09:18 AM (VlI+9)

317 The fence isn't actually ours. It belongs to the HOA...

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Seems like the HOA would have the ability to install a speed hump or petition the locale to have one installed.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 09:18 AM (0fs9V)

318
I dunno if the lawyer was right or not.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 09:14 AM (t0OGg)



I believe he is right. Building something like that in an effort to thwart personal property damage ends up being some kind of "premeditated" harm, or some such.

"YOU WANTED THIS TO HAPPEN!!!!"

- - Karen standing over the body

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 09:18 AM (Zz0t1)

319 309 Really - who can you lobby for the extra-large speed bumps in your neighborhood, or some better form of deterrent / control (the problem with speed bumps is when you need the fire department or such)?
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 03, 2022 09:16 AM (llON

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The problem with the speedbump is that local ordinances don't allow for them in areas with speed limits over 30 MPH. The road is 35. So, we'd have to get that changed too. It's on the list of things we're going to be offering the city as a solution.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 09:18 AM (LvTSG)

320
Germany was going to trade with Russia using their own currency. That absolutely could not be allowed.

* Who apparently decided they were going to do trades using gold.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 08:59 AM


Big problem with any theory is that the pipeline is still in Germany. It's broken hundreds of miles downstream of the flow. Simple to cap it on shore and have the gas flow into Germany if they get desperate enough. Which they might.

Breaking the pipeline in the Baltic Sea didn't destroy the pipeline, only prevented Sweden from getting any. Which makes not a lot of sense, but will cost the Russians a fortune to repair.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at October 03, 2022 09:18 AM (y3pKJ)

321 A friend of mine let his son spend 3 days in jail - busted for pot on the beach- he never smoked again.
Posted by: Braenyard's phone at October 03, 2022 09:17 AM (dwYx+)
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It doesn't always work, but it can. I've seen a fair number of people who, when mom and dad refused to bail them out this time, straightened up. It isn't universal by any means, but it can be effective for some people.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 09:19 AM (t0OGg)

322 > Isn't that twice now?

There's a house here that must've been bashed at least half a dozen times over the years.

The road was basically a cowpath when the house was built, I'm sure, but is now a major thoroughfare.

Finally the owner built (or convinced the city to build, I don't know which) a fifteen foot berm on the side of the yard exposed to traffic. Hasn't had his house hit since, though there have been a few cars doing Dukes of Hazzard-style maneuvers off the berm.

Pro tip: when you do one of those maneuvers in real life, your car doesn't magically heal in the next scene.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at October 03, 2022 09:19 AM (bW8dp)

323 Dan Bongino
@dbongino
Lol. The bullshit media is going to lose their marbles over this video

https://tinyurl.com/2rcnjdpr

Posted by: redridinghood at October 03, 2022 09:19 AM (NpAcC)

324 You didn't see it, and it will never, ever make any news-- but I saw it:

A motorcycle road rally of some 200-300 motorcyclists of all races riding in support of the police.

Where? South of Hattiesburg, MS.

Police escorts and everything. But, the media lies and wants you to think there's a racism problem in America.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at October 03, 2022 09:19 AM (Zf0+a)

325 The Great Depression ended with FDR died.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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It is seldom reported but the reason Republicans rallied in 1946 to take over Congress was that the hangover from FDR and Truman's continuance of FDR economics resulted in shortage of practically everything and massive inflation. Thus, the APA and the Taft Hartley acts were passed in that Congress to rein in government agencies and labor unions. Pretty sure that Republicans in Congress won't try to repeat that if they gain power in 2023.

Posted by: whig at October 03, 2022 09:19 AM (CXr4y)

326 Getting a fence repaired after a car hit is a headache.
All the fencing companies want to replace the entire fence (expensive) rather than repair just a section of it and insurance companies only cover a fraction of the real cost.

Posted by: Ziba at October 03, 2022 09:20 AM (4h9M3)

327 My house is also on a curve, but it's set pretty far back from the road so a car would have to be going *really* fast to actually get to the house over the yard.

Thankfully, I haven't had cause to find out yet. The worst that has happened - and it was terrible for the person involved - is a motorcyclist eating pavement on the curve. I got home to find my yard covered with cops and paramedics. There was a blood stain on the road until the next significant rainfall. I don't know if the biker lived or not. I hope so.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 09:21 AM (t0OGg)

328 What do Hillary and Huma have in common with high-end paneling?

Tongue in groove.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

easy to nail ??
Posted by: REDACTED


Nobody wants it anymore.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace at October 03, 2022 09:21 AM (UEL2X)

329 325 Pretty sure that Republicans in Congress won't try to repeat that if they gain power in 2023.
Posted by: whig at October 03, 2022 09:19 AM (CXr4y)

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Congress with either Trump or DeSantis as president in 2025 might try something.

But, no, 2023 is going to be the reintroduction of "Do Nothing Congress" stories.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 09:21 AM (LvTSG)

330 A house on acreage a few miles away sits on the outside of a 90 degree turn at the end of a long straight stretch of 2 lane blacktop. The home is well set back and with a protective drainage ditch just off the road's edge.

He used to have a nice low stone wall framing the driveway and extending several feet on either side of the driveway's apron. Until a cement truck failed to negotiate the curve and plowed through the berm of the drainage ditch, overturned, and took out both the driveway entrance and his stone wall. Also spilled ready mix everywhere.

Trucking company paid for the cleanup and restoration back to original and the county added a shiny new guardrail between the road's edge and the drainage ditch.

I don't go by there often but when I do there's usually fresh skidmarks on the road and crumpled guardrail sections.

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 03, 2022 09:22 AM (4I/2K)

331
Not asking to start a huge pissing contest, honestly asking so I can understand how you guys see and are approaching this. Trying to understand the mentality so I can wrap my mind around it. I don't believe the left/Dems are invincible, but they certainly have the higher ground like the majority of our law enforcement institutions for example.
Posted by: JROD at October 03, 2022 09:14 AM (0jZnq)

To answer that, we have to look at how the steal was accomplished, specifically. Bascially it came down to Democrat operatives controlling the relevant city offices and vote counting machinery, and ALSO the GOP-e looking on and cheering, because they wanted Trump to lose. In Arizona, Kari Lake's primary win even though the GOP-e was trying to steal it from her is evidence their operation there has broken down. In Georgia, even though Kemp and Trump don't get along, Kemp has overseen a cleanup of electoral reforms to guarantee that Stacey Abrams will NOT become what she says she already is - the governor. Wisconsin has been slowly and fitfully cleaning up. Philadelphia is the one big city where it looks like Leftist control is just as strong as ever.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 03, 2022 09:22 AM (r46W7)

332 "Thinking that Gavin Newsom is the Great Dem Hope is laughable; he'd do even worse than Hillary.
Posted by: Tom Serv"


I think dismissing Newsom is a mistake. He will have credibility/experience as governor of California and will try do some things to look moderate next couple years. Compared to Booty-gig, Kamala and and Sanders he will look normal and competent. Plus the MSM will cover for him, far easier that what the job they had to do for Bide., who hid in his basement the whole campaign.

Posted by: Ripley at October 03, 2022 09:22 AM (MxEKc)

333 Big problem with any theory is that the pipeline is still in Germany. It's broken hundreds of miles downstream of the flow. Simple to cap it on shore and have the gas flow into Germany if they get desperate enough. Which they might.

*

Apparently some ex-military high-up was interviewed on TV citing a poll stating the German people think we did it, but I'm not having much luck finding it.

WestExec is trying their hardest to get us into WWIII.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 09:22 AM (0fs9V)

334
Police escorts and everything. But, the media lies and wants you to think there's a racism problem in America.
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at October 03, 2022 09:19 AM (Zf0+a)



There are racist problems in America, but the media won't show the inner city in dem shitholes where it resides.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 09:23 AM (Zz0t1)

335 Getting a fence repaired after a car hit is a headache.
All the fencing companies want to replace the entire fence (expensive) rather than repair just a section of it and insurance companies only cover a fraction of the real cost.
Posted by: Ziba at October 03, 2022 09:20 AM (4h9M3)
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That makes sense. I have no direct experience with it. The closest is my folks had a tree fall and took out a section of fence. They called the guy who built the fence in the first place back out to fix it. He took a look, replaced the section and all was well. I don't know if that's normal - that when the repair contractor is also the build contractor, things go more smoothly - or if the contractor was just a decent guy.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 09:23 AM (t0OGg)

336

A friend of mine let his son spend 3 days in jail - busted for pot on the beach- he never smoked again.
Posted by: Braenyard's phone at October 03, 2022 09:17 AM (dwYx+)



My own kid had a problem with weed, so much that he was kiting checks, and shoplifting to support his habit. He got picked up by the cops for it, unsurprisingly, and my wife and I let him think things over for the four days he spent in jail before the city got tired of feeding him, (because no one would post his bail).

He cleaned his act up, and made restitution to the stores he'd ripped off. He's still smoking weed though. I remain convinced that as long as he's smoking, he'll never accomplish much in his life.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at October 03, 2022 09:23 AM (CCf67)

337 "Young Iranians fight for freedom" juxtaposed in the same section with VDH's "The World wants no part of woke" is perfect positioning.

Young Americans have such an easy life they think they can indulge themselves in lefty fantasies with no repercussions. Tyranny will "never happen here", they think, so they are safe.

It amazes me how we've raised this generation to be completely ignorant of history. Bill Ayers really succeeded.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 03, 2022 09:24 AM (VlI+9)

338 Finally the owner built (or convinced the city to build, I don't know which) a fifteen foot berm on the side of the yard exposed to traffic. Hasn't had his house hit since, though there have been a few cars doing Dukes of Hazzard-style maneuvers off the berm.

Pro tip: when you do one of those maneuvers in real life, your car doesn't magically heal in the next scene.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia
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Berms are the way to go if possible because it is more difficult to argue that mere earth is a hazard in court. There are some traffic design handbooks floating around out there that give guidance to how to passively slow down vehicles leaving the roadway with less damage to the car and driver while protecting your home and yard.

Will also tell you what to lobby for if you want the county/city to do it.

Posted by: whig at October 03, 2022 09:24 AM (CXr4y)

339 332 I think dismissing Newsom is a mistake. He will have credibility/experience as governor of California and will try do some things to look moderate next couple years. Compared to Booty-gig, Kamala and and Sanders he will look normal and competent. Plus the MSM will cover for him, far easier that what the job they had to do for Bide., who hid in his basement the whole campaign.
Posted by: Ripley at October 03, 2022 09:22 AM (MxEKc)

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People keep forgetting how the primaries actually work. They generally go through Middle America first.

This is why their wokefest in 2020 failed so miserably, why they couldn't get favorite daughter Kamala even to Iowa. Why Buttigieg couldn't get his "win" in Iowa to mean anything anywhere else.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 09:24 AM (LvTSG)

340 To answer that, we have to look at how the steal was accomplished, specifically. Bascially it came down to Democrat operatives controlling the relevant city offices and vote counting machinery, and ALSO the GOP-e looking on and cheering, because they wanted Trump to lose....

**

The biggest eye opener to me was that so many states violated the Constitution regarding the election with Secretaries of State and judges working with the Clinton law firm to change election laws, and there wasn't a peep out of Republicans.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 09:24 AM (0fs9V)

341 >>> 317 The fence isn't actually ours. It belongs to the HOA...

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Seems like the HOA would have the ability to install a speed hump or petition the locale to have one installed.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 09:18 AM (0fs9V)

Ugh, this sounds worse than I thought.... not sure how to phrase it, or what to try before getting more aggressive, but at some point you may want to tell the HOA you'll sue their asses off for negligence if your house is damaged, let alone anyone in your family is injured.

(Also I don't miss having a %#)*(&%#* HOA myself)

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 03, 2022 09:25 AM (llON8)

342 I believe he is right. Building something like that in an effort to thwart personal property damage ends up being some kind of "premeditated" harm, or some such.

"YOU WANTED THIS TO HAPPEN!!!!"

- - Karen standing over the body
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 09:18 AM (Zz0t1)

So I guess plate steel with reactive armor is Right Out.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 03, 2022 09:25 AM (r46W7)

343 I think this picture of the damage will work:

https://tinyurl.com/jjcemkpt
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 09:08 AM (LvTSG)
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Yeah, that's really close to the house. Yikes.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 09:25 AM (t0OGg)

344 Really poor decision making!
Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 09:17 AM (BRHaw)
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That presumes they didn't want it to fail.


Posted by: Braenyard's phone at October 03, 2022 09:25 AM (dwYx+)

345 Young Americans have such an easy life they think they can indulge themselves in lefty fantasies with no repercussions. Tyranny will "never happen here", they think, so they are safe.

It amazes me how we've raised this generation to be completely ignorant of history. Bill Ayers really succeeded.

Posted by: Huck Follywood
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Much of the magical thinking brigade are college educated. Those who are not have a lot less insulation from reality.

Posted by: whig at October 03, 2022 09:25 AM (CXr4y)

346 341 Ugh, this sounds worse than I thought.... not sure how to phrase it, or what to try before getting more aggressive, but at some point you may want to tell the HOA you'll sue their asses off for negligence if your house is damaged, let alone anyone in your family is injured.

(Also I don't miss having a %#)*(&%#* HOA myself)
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 03, 2022 09:25 AM (llON

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We have TWO HOAs. We're special.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 09:26 AM (LvTSG)

347 I had a couple of friends who got busted for smoking weed in the Disneyland parking lot, we laughed about that for years.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 03, 2022 09:26 AM (J+nFa)

348 Congress with either Trump or DeSantis as president in 2025 might try something.

But, no, 2023 is going to be the reintroduction of "Do Nothing Congress" stories.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 09:21 AM (LvTSG)

With TRump as pres and majorities in both houses, from 2017-19, the GOP investigated Trump. They are lying scum. I don't see them reversing Biden policies at all, they'll speechify incessantly and complain they are powerless

Posted by: CN at October 03, 2022 09:26 AM (Zzbjj)

349 I think this picture of the damage will work:

**

dang TJM. Good luck.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 09:26 AM (0fs9V)

350 Ugh, this sounds worse than I thought.... not sure how to phrase it, or what to try before getting more aggressive, but at some point you may want to tell the HOA you'll sue their asses off for negligence if your house is damaged, let alone anyone in your family is injured.

(Also I don't miss having a %#)*(&%#* HOA myself)
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 03, 2022 09:25 AM (llON


Had a friend that had to become the president of his HOA to get his pet project done and then after that he wants nothing to do with it.

Posted by: blaster at October 03, 2022 09:27 AM (pwExq)

351 If it continues to rain here I'm gonna hafta build an Ark !

Posted by: JT at October 03, 2022 09:27 AM (T4tVD)

352
It amazes me how we've raised this generation to be completely ignorant of history. Bill Ayers really succeeded.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 03, 2022 09:24 AM (VlI+9)



The fact that he's still breathing free air shows how screwed we have been for a long time.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 09:27 AM (Zz0t1)

353 348 With TRump as pres and majorities in both houses, from 2017-19, the GOP investigated Trump. They are lying scum. I don't see them reversing Biden policies at all, they'll speechify incessantly and complain they are powerless
Posted by: CN at October 03, 2022 09:26 AM (Zzbjj)

==========

And Paul Ryan convinced most of his allies to retire instead of helping Trump.

The GOP is changing. Slowly but surely, it's changing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 09:27 AM (LvTSG)

354 Bombshell Texts Show Milwaukee Mayor Colluding With Democrats To Rig 2022 Election

https://tinyurl.com/4rwn8y97

Posted by: redridinghood at October 03, 2022 09:28 AM (NpAcC)

355 Ugh, this sounds worse than I thought.... not sure how to phrase it, or what to try before getting more aggressive, but at some point you may want to tell the HOA you'll sue their asses off for negligence if your house is damaged, let alone anyone in your family is injured.


*

This might be worth the $200 or whatever a visit to an attorney to draw up a proper letter sent on letterhead.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 09:28 AM (0fs9V)

356
People like HOAs because "property values."

But HOAs are a pain in the ass that reaches back to the teeth.

So here's a better solution: look at older neighborhoods, that weren't planted in the ground wholesale by property developers yesterday.

If the homes and yards are clean and tidy, and have been for 50+ years, it's a solid bet that your potential neighbors aren't letting it go to seed any time soon.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 03, 2022 09:28 AM (oINRc)

357 The GOP is changing. Slowly but surely, it's changing.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 09:27 AM (LvTSG)


Gaetz as Speaker, MTG as chair of every committee.

Boebert as The Whip.

That's my marker

Posted by: blaster at October 03, 2022 09:28 AM (pwExq)

358 Honestly, there are probably a number of lawyers who would do it for free with the understanding that you come back to them for their 25% or whatever.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 09:28 AM (0fs9V)

359 A house on acreage a few miles away sits on the outside of a 90 degree turn at the end of a long straight stretch of 2 lane blacktop. The home is well set back and with a protective drainage ditch just off the road's edge.

He used to have a nice low stone wall framing the driveway and extending several feet on either side of the driveway's apron. Until a cement truck failed to negotiate the curve and plowed through the berm of the drainage ditch, overturned, and took out both the driveway entrance and his stone wall. Also spilled ready mix everywhere.



We had a road like that back in high school. Left the pizza place, headed out towards a farmer's fields, and made a 90 degree turn. So many drunk kids missed it, that the city simply ended the road before the turn. Just ended the road since it really went nowhere. The farmer didn't need it.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace at October 03, 2022 09:29 AM (UEL2X)

360 353. That remains to be seen. With McConnell and Mrs. Luntz in control I see fuckall happening.

Posted by: CN at October 03, 2022 09:29 AM (Zzbjj)

361
And Paul Ryan convinced most of his allies to retire instead of helping Trump.

The GOP is changing. Slowly but surely, it's changing.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 09:27 AM (LvTSG)

From 2016 - 2018, there were 50 (at least) openly anti-Trump GOP House members. After November, there might be 2. might be less than that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 03, 2022 09:29 AM (r46W7)

362 Everyone repeat after me

Hillary

Is

Not

Running

Posted by: Joe XiDen at October 03, 2022 09:30 AM (3vQN0)

363 NOODlum.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 03, 2022 09:30 AM (Zz0t1)

364 CN you discount the number of supporters Trump will have in congress.
All that voted to impeach are gone this election.

Posted by: Braenyard's phone at October 03, 2022 09:31 AM (dwYx+)

365 Noodus gratia artis.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at October 03, 2022 09:31 AM (9k/S4)

366 343 I think this picture of the damage will work:

https://tinyurl.com/jjcemkpt
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 03, 2022 09:08 AM (LvTSG)
++++
Yeah, that's really close to the house. Yikes.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 09:25 AM (t0OGg)
******
The red makes it look like your house is on fire.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 03, 2022 09:31 AM (NpAcC)

367 361. They'll remain undercover or, as silly zombie used to say, "behind enemy lines". I expect nothing from Kevin and democrat obedience from Mitch

Posted by: CN at October 03, 2022 09:31 AM (Zzbjj)

368 A motorcycle rallly took place in my town late this summer. Not as big as 300 but over 100 bikers took to the main thoroughfare in support of the the police. No local news coverage, blue state of CT.

Posted by: Ziba at October 03, 2022 09:31 AM (4h9M3)

369 The biggest eye opener to me was that so many states violated the Constitution regarding the election with Secretaries of State and judges working with the Clinton law firm to change election laws, and there wasn't a peep out of Republicans.

Posted by: Moron Robbie
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I have come to the conclusion that the GOPe is in on the cheating itself--probably mostly in primaries but possibly in general elections. In state after state, even if controlled by the GOP, states do not purge their voter rolls, remove cheating opportunities by criminalizing things like voter harvesting, allow rampant fraud in Dem controlled areas of the state, give third party access to real time voting records, and buy electronic voting systems that are simply unsecured invitations to fraud.

Posted by: whig at October 03, 2022 09:32 AM (CXr4y)

370 @325
>>It is seldom reported but the reason Republicans rallied in 1946 to take over Congress was that the hangover from FDR.

Which lasted two years with another two year stint of control then followed by 40 years of continuous donk control until 1995 and the Gingrich revolution.

The GOP has largely been a Potemkin political party.

Everyone goes on about our gargantuan debt, but remember, the supposedly fiscally conservative GOP has controlled the power of the purse for 20 of the last 28 years.

Both parties suck dog d*ck.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 03, 2022 09:32 AM (up/3i)

371

Hillary Is Not Running

Posted by: Joe XiDen at October 03, 2022 09:30 AM (3vQN0)



If only this were true! But based on her last attempt at lying her way back into the WH, I'm convinced she'll give it another go.

P.S. I had to eliminate the vertical spacing to get this past the spam filter.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at October 03, 2022 09:33 AM (CCf67)

372 364. The ones who voted to impeach were permitted to do so by leadership. There will be nothing to stop the very same leadership from anointing a new group of "mavericks".

Posted by: CN at October 03, 2022 09:33 AM (Zzbjj)

373 Newsom will need to be reckoned with, imho.
The hair gel, the too white teeth, and then some.

Posted by: Ziba at October 03, 2022 09:35 AM (4h9M3)

374 We had a road like that back in high school. Left the pizza place, headed out towards a farmer's fields, and made a 90 degree turn. So many drunk kids missed it, that the city simply ended the road before the turn. Just ended the road since it really went nowhere. The farmer didn't need it.
Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace at October 03, 2022 09:29 AM (UEL2X)

The county here has done that in places, or bought (emminent domained) the land on the inside of the curve and reworked the roadway into a more gentle arch than a 90 degree curve.

This road is a connector. Originally built when that part of the county was mostly ranchland and lightly travelled. Most of the roads were a series of long straights connected by offsetting 90 degree bends. With encroaching development and higher traffic loads, I expect the county to widen the road into 4-lane concrete with a median divider and take out the 90 degree bends. Then comes the traffic lights . . .

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 03, 2022 09:36 AM (4I/2K)

375 Whig that's where the E get their scum in.

Posted by: Braenyard's phone at October 03, 2022 09:36 AM (dwYx+)

376 Everyone goes on about our gargantuan debt, but remember, the supposedly fiscally conservative GOP has controlled the power of the purse for 20 of the last 28 years.

Both parties suck dog d*ck.

Posted by: Thomas Bender
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Once entitlements (which are a feature of every Western country and started by no less than arch conservative Bismarck) begin, then there is no majority for reining in spending in the population. The Republican party is borrow and spend not quite as much while the Democrats are tax, borrow, and spend until the Treasury is empty with a few scraps of paper left of IOUs.

I suspect you cannot have universal suffrage and a sound fiscal policy until the public is badly burned. That lasts for a couple of generations until it doesn't.

Posted by: whig at October 03, 2022 09:36 AM (CXr4y)

377 "Don't underestimate Newsome."

I don't underestimate any Leftist. History has too many painful lessons.

Posted by: Ordinary American at October 03, 2022 09:37 AM (H8QX8)

378 375 Whig that's where the E get their scum in.

Posted by: Braenyard
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Yes. At the local level, it is usually developers of varying flavors. At the state level, it is whatever interest groups donate, hire relatives, etc. to enrich pols, and at the federal level, ditto.

Posted by: whig at October 03, 2022 09:39 AM (CXr4y)

379 @376

>>I suspect you cannot have universal suffrage and a sound fiscal policy until the public is badly burned. That lasts for a couple of generations until it doesn't.

You got you're John Maynard Keynes in my Milton Friedman!!

No, you got you're Milton Friedman in my John Maynard Keynes!

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 03, 2022 09:40 AM (up/3i)

380 Remember how the State of Texas came in with record revenues and a $27 billion surplus? Well, the flip side is California, which just saw 11% personal income tax revenue drop. Funny how chasing away productive taxpayers through punitive taxation and insane over-regulation isn’t a recipe for success

Posted by: SMOD at October 03, 2022 09:44 AM (RHGPo)

381 >>>332 I think dismissing Newsom is a mistake. He will have credibility/experience as governor of California
=================

Well, that opinion truly amazed me. "Credibility"? Is that what you call it?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 03, 2022 09:48 AM (vI/Pp)

382 >>>I have come to the conclusion that the GOPe is in on the cheating itself--probably mostly in primaries but possibly in general elections.
==============
I agree with this. The uniparty only gets offended when the cheating is egregious, like in Phil-thy-delphia, or when it somehow coughs up the wrong result.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 03, 2022 09:51 AM (vI/Pp)

383 Hill's Onward Together is worth a peek as it fundraises for many progressive groups including but not limited to, Swing Left, Indivisible, Color of Change, Emerge America, and Run for Something. Moderate? ha!

I thought such predictions had to be wrong but, yeah, looks for real & she'll be dragging the daughter along behind her.

Posted by: Lola at October 03, 2022 09:53 AM (NIYa7)

384 Tongue in groove.

easy to nail ??

Nobody wants it anymore.
____________________
Hard to find a stud when you go to put up shelves?

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at October 03, 2022 09:53 AM (x61Im)

385 You got you're John Maynard Keynes in my Milton Friedman!!

No, you got you're Milton Friedman in my John Maynard Keynes!

Posted by: Thomas Bender
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Heck, even Keynes is too conservative nowadays as he allowed deficits only when the economy was bad with high unemployment. In good times, governments were supposed to be fiscally prudent with surpluses. Friedman is more or less a Keynesian but focusing on fiat money supply rather than unemployment. Each were addressing what they saw as the problems of the moment.

So, now we get MMT which implicitly repudiates both Keynes and Friedman. In this scenario, taxing is the method of reducing inflation instead of fiscal prudence. Again, the MMT people see the current world of government finances and believe it will continue instead of it being a house of cards that previous theories would predict.

Posted by: whig at October 03, 2022 09:54 AM (CXr4y)

386 arch conservative Bismarck

I think I've found your problem here.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at October 03, 2022 09:56 AM (x61Im)

387 Miranda Devine is Must-Read today.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 03, 2022 09:59 AM (vI/Pp)

388 Mornin' Horde! Dick "Dick" Morris is an idiot, but I don't see anyone on the commie side able to stop the that cackling hag.

Influence peddlers have to have influence, after all.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at October 03, 2022 09:59 AM (XlEmZ)

389 I agree with this. The uniparty only gets offended when the cheating is egregious, like in Phil-thy-delphia, or when it somehow coughs up the wrong result.

Posted by: Huck Follywood
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There is precedent for this--rural counties in the Midwest often cheated for Republicans to counteract Democrats cheating in cities. In the South, there were often local Dem cheat machines in rural areas (and to a lesser extent in cities in the South) to control local patronage and government favors.

The easiest way to cheat regardless of paper or electronic ballots is a bloated voter rolls filled with voters who moved away, died, or simply don't vote time after time (many of these might well be fictitious). So, you get more registered voters than residents in places.

Posted by: whig at October 03, 2022 09:59 AM (CXr4y)

390 The easiest way to cheat regardless of paper or electronic ballots is a bloated voter rolls filled with voters who moved away, died, or simply don't vote time after time (many of these might well be fictitious). So, you get more registered voters than residents in places.
Posted by: whig at October 03, 2022 09:59 AM (CXr4y)
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And this is a problem that's so easily solved that the fact that it remains unsolved tells you all you need to know.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 03, 2022 10:02 AM (t0OGg)

391 In yet another humiliation for Putin ...

Ukrainian forces are advancing in the south and may have scored a major breakthrough of Russian lines as they also take more territory in the east.

Kyiv’s troops are attacking down the west bank of the Dnipro River and have taken the town of Zolota Balka, it was reported Monday, amid claims from pro-Kremlin sources that troops had retreated as far as Dudchany, around 15 miles further south. …

However, pro-Russia military bloggers were far more pessimistic – claiming Ukraine had scored a major breakthrough of the frontlines.

According to multiple accounts, Putin’s troops have been forced to pull back to the town of Dudchany – meaning the Ukrainians had advanced around 20 miles.

If confirmed, it would be one of the largest breakthroughs in Kherson since Ukraine began its offensive in early August, and would be a heavy blow for Putin’s men.

Posted by: SMOD at October 03, 2022 10:03 AM (RHGPo)

392 386 arch conservative Bismarck

I think I've found your problem here.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver
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Bismarck was a conservative and ardent royalist/nationalist in the European tradition. But, he figured that he had to offer butter to the populace in order to get the guns for unifying Germany. Same way wars worked here.

Conservative does not equal libertarian and has never done so. The modern saint of libertarianism is John Stuart Mills and conservatives (Tories) of that era hated Mills and his new fangled ideas. Essentially, libertarianism is an Anglo phenomenon that places the individual at the center of society--traditional conservative viewed individuals as part of a civil society constituting religion, government (primarily local), and social groups. I would suggest reading Tocqueville for that view. Despite the rhetoric, virtually none of the British nor American conservatives historically viewed individuals as free agents but varied a lot on how to best rein in their worst impulses. Regardless of what Russell Kirk said, traditional conservatism is more an attitude than a coherent philosophy of governing.

Posted by: whig at October 03, 2022 10:08 AM (CXr4y)

393 And this is a problem that's so easily solved that the fact that it remains unsolved tells you all you need to know.

Posted by: Joe Mannix
----------------------
Yes and the fact that GOP does not move to curb the cheating suggests that GOPe values its gatekeeping in primaries more than it fears loss to the Dems in general elections. Many of the counties with registrations exceeding population are rural.

Posted by: whig at October 03, 2022 10:10 AM (CXr4y)

394 The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Monday charges against Kim Kardashian for using social media to personally tout a crypto asset security offered and sold by EthereumMax without disclosing the payment she received for the plug.

Kardashian has agreed to settle the charges.

Posted by: SMOD at October 03, 2022 10:18 AM (RHGPo)

395 The best way to stop discrimination by race is to stop discriminating by race.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 03, 2022 10:24 AM (yQpMk)

396 I wouldn't put a whole lot of stock in anything Dick Morris says. Morris has been wrong about pretty much everything since he stopped working for the Clintons.

Posted by: thedeti at October 03, 2022 10:49 AM (C7e3k)

397 Pediatric Gender Clinics...

Such places should never exist, and those pushing it should be jailed for harming children.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 03, 2022 11:01 AM (ynpvh)

398 I am making $.05 an hour working from home eating boogers.

Posted by: www.Prolapse97.Com at October 03, 2022 02:51 PM (xNK28)

399 In the Clinton “Nudge Nudge” article you referred to some guy as “Charlemagne Tha G-d.”

I understand and mostly agree with your reticence to spell out the name of Hashem, and replace one of the letters thereof with a hyphen.

But this Charlemagne fellow is not Hashem. Perhaps in his own mind he is some sort of pagan deity, or maybe he thinks it’s cute to call himself a god.

At any rate, he is not a god, and his ridiculous moniker deserves no special consideration. Maybe, as a made-up proper noun his moniker might be capitalized (as distasteful as that is in this case) but in no way ought it be accorded the fear and respect accorded Hashem when His name is not completely written.

Posted by: LaKa at October 03, 2022 02:56 PM (qISRa)

400 It occurs to me that "do what I say you must do, or else I will kill myself" is considered emotional and psychological abuse. A person who does this is considered an abuser, and the person receiving these threats, the abused.

Just an observation.

Posted by: Goober at October 03, 2022 03:26 PM (Hgvgt)

401 Democrats ruin everything because smoking ruins are the easiest thing to rule.

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