Wednesday Morning Rant [Joe Mannix]

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The Cartel Economy

The concept of a cartel is simple: various players in an industry work together to control the market. Traditionally, the purpose of this is to maximize profits and the mechanisms can vary. It always involves collusion or conspiracy among the players involved, but sometimes it is to control price (squeeze customers), sometimes to restrict entry into the market by new players and thus protect their market shares (guilds), and there are other less-common purposes (historically, anyway) like political action.

Cartels are illegal for various reasons, for most of the same reasons that monopolies are illegal. Cartels are anti-competitive, harm consumers, reduce innovation, raise prices and - increasingly - dictate ideological compliance. Cartels are sclerotic and destructive. Despite being illegal, cartels are now commonplace and dominate critical industries with downstream effects on everything else. Cartels are now not only tolerated, cartelism has become prevailing corporate model in parts of the economy. There are perhaps no greater examples of this than Big Tech and Big Finance, two thoroughly cartelized areas.

Big Tech is particularly egregious and public with what they do. Many of these firms hold direct monopolies in their respective segments: Alphabet holds monopolies in search, advertising, long-form video; Meta holds monopolies in traditional social networking and image sharing; Twitter holds a monopoly in microblogging; Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet together dominate cloud services, PayPal and Stripe control payments, etc. Where they don't hold monopolies, they openly collude in an obvious cartel. When they want to cancel someone, they coordinate. An unperson will be booted from (or suppressed on) all of the platforms in coordinated action. Competitors will be crushed if they intersect with any cartel member's properties (Parler, anyone?). This is done for competitive reasons (eliminate challengers from the market), for ideological reasons (eliminate deplorables from the public square), for personal enrichment (OnlyFans/Meta, alleged) (I closed comments, but don't comment on old threads). All of this is not only dishonorable, bad and other ways of saying "wrong," it's illegal. Not that law matters. Hell, the "law" protects them at every turn.

Ditto Big Finance. The despicable and dangerous concept called "ESG" is a product of cartelization. The cartel didn't invent the concept, but the cartel is the driver and enforcement mechanism. Big outfits like Blackrock and Goldman Sachs all subscribe to - and enforce - ESG concepts. All of the bigs and countless little outfits actively work together to enforce ESG standards by any means necessary. They get together and put up a united front to withhold financing and financial services from businesses and from governments if they don't comply with the ESG requirement of the moment. Be it "decarbonization" or "racial equity" or whatever else they have decided is of primary importance, they will openly collude to force changes on their customers. If the customer doesn't comply, there is no money (and no services) for the customer. Some governments have been able to push back, but smaller players have not (same reminder: don't comment on old threads).

This is all flatly illegal. The laws aren't even recent, they're more than a century old. None of these behaviors in Big Tech or Big Finance (and others, like Big Medical and Big Entertainment) are acceptable and the firms should all be broken up and its principals punished. This is why we have an FTC. But the goals of the cartels and the goals of the state align nicely, so the cartels grow and cartelization grows with it. How long will it be until every industry is run by a cartel? We're getting there.

This is a political problem. And, as is the norm, there is no political will to tackle it. There isn't even any desire.

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1 SPONGE!

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 05, 2022 11:00 AM (lf83v)

2 Hola

Posted by: Thanatopsis at October 05, 2022 11:01 AM (ei6zE)

3 Maybe the Russians should import/hire some of the Mexican cartels...they seem to be able to control borders.

Posted by: BignJames at October 05, 2022 11:02 AM (AwYPR)

4 I already miss our budding discussion of hot Italian women...

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at October 05, 2022 11:02 AM (KbCG3)

5 Cartels also can't exist without government protection. We don't need government to get rid of cartels, we need government to protect the free market.

Posted by: Earl Schlobodowicz at October 05, 2022 11:03 AM (P7Iz+)

6 The Brandon Cartel.

Yep. That's what it is.

Posted by: Just Lily at October 05, 2022 11:03 AM (RNy8F)

7 As to political will - it's extremely difficult to get a politician to fight something that he's being very well payed to ignore.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 05, 2022 11:03 AM (UhCah)

8
Remember when $ 5 billion was too much for trumps wall?

And now we hav given Ukraine $70B?

Posted by: Yo! Ultra MAGA at October 05, 2022 11:04 AM (t2gt9)

9 I saw Monkey Cartel open for Krater at the Kulturekammeren in 2007.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 05, 2022 11:04 AM (44ww/)

10 There are three more of the most dangerous and pernicious cartels: Academia, Hollywood and the MSM. All control entry into their guild, and all control the public and what they allow them to see.

Posted by: Archimedes at October 05, 2022 11:05 AM (ayzS/)

11 Canuck!
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It's a Seinfeld reference, m.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at October 05, 2022 11:05 AM (yikp0)

12 Junta or Cartel, what is the difference?

Posted by: Puddinhead at October 05, 2022 11:08 AM (HTCOy)

13 The most dangerous cartel is the DOJ.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at October 05, 2022 11:08 AM (lTGtQ)

14 Junta or Cartel, what is the difference?

Posted by: Puddinhead at October 05, 2022 11:08 AM (HTCOy)

pronunciation...and spelling

Posted by: BignJames at October 05, 2022 11:09 AM (AwYPR)

15 10 There are three more of the most dangerous and pernicious cartels: Academia, Hollywood and the MSM. All control entry into their guild, and all control the public and what they allow them to see.
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You are missing the Big Fat Spider that owns and operates your list - the money lenders.

Posted by: Puddinhead at October 05, 2022 11:09 AM (HTCOy)

16 All cartels bow to the WEF

Posted by: Miss Issippi at October 05, 2022 11:09 AM (sI15f)

17 This is a political problem. And, as is the norm, there is no political will to tackle it. There isn't even any desire.

why would one destroy the very thing that fattens one's wallet?

Posted by: kallisto at October 05, 2022 11:09 AM (dCxaZ)

18 Mannix!

*jazzy music plays*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at October 05, 2022 11:11 AM (V6f9+)

19 Russians and Mexican cartels. It will not be long before Mexico begins to openly agitate for re-annexation of most of the American southwest based on the Russian model as well as the Sudetenland, etc.

Posted by: Erik In Texas at October 05, 2022 11:11 AM (aGGj6)

20 You are missing the Big Fat Spider that owns and operates your list - the money lenders.

Eh, I don't think Harvard needs a lot of loans. Perhaps you meant the Federal government? They sure provide lots of financial support.

Posted by: Archimedes at October 05, 2022 11:11 AM (ayzS/)

21 The cartel issue could also be referred to a the privatization of tyranny. A particularly sobering aspect of this is even if our most radically-favorable proposals were to occur, e.g. a National Divorce or Convention of the States that reformed our Constitution more to its original intent, we would still be left with the same set of "private", controlling bad actor international corporations.

Posted by: Zek at October 05, 2022 11:12 AM (fsV7e)

22 Russians and Mexican cartels. It will not be long before Mexico begins to openly agitate for re-annexation of most of the American southwest based on the Russian model as well as the Sudetenland, etc.

I'm glad you pointed out the parallel between the Mexican and Russian models. I've been thinking about that.

Posted by: Archimedes at October 05, 2022 11:12 AM (ayzS/)

23 King harv would never participate in a cartel.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at October 05, 2022 11:13 AM (ZMPCu)

24 19 Russians and Mexican cartels. It will not be long before Mexico begins to openly agitate for re-annexation of most of the American southwest based on the Russian model as well as the Sudetenland, etc.
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You seem to think the Mexican Government has any control on Northern Mexico and what goes on there. You are mistaken. Northern Mexico is our Ukraine. Literally a borderland.

Posted by: Puddinhead at October 05, 2022 11:14 AM (HTCOy)

25 It will not be long before Mexico begins to openly agitate for re-annexation of most of the American southwest based on the Russian model as well as the Sudetenland, etc.

The US is conducting regular artillery strikes on ethnic Mexicans and depriving them of representation in the nation they're allegedly citizens of?

Posted by: Methos at October 05, 2022 11:14 AM (kOpft)

26 Alec Baldwin has settled with the family of the woman he killed. Terms unknown.

He's going ahead with continuing the production of the shitty movie he was making.

I suppose he thinks: "Hey, I paid the bitch's spawn a bunch of money! That gets me off the hook criminally, right?!"

Jerk.

Posted by: Sharkman at October 05, 2022 11:14 AM (yKoKL)

27 Whig mentioned Karen Carpenter on the last thread, saying she had an "alto" voice. Another source I consulted when I was researching a story a while back said she was a contralto. I remember the terms from junior high vocal music class, but no specifics. What's the difference?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at October 05, 2022 11:14 AM (J2vNu)

28 I dunno. You probably shouldn't image search her unless you were planning on leaving your job anyway (or you work at the SEC, where apparently anything goes), but Macy Cartel is a bit of alright.

Posted by: spindrift at October 05, 2022 11:15 AM (h5TKJ)

29 BTW, WTF is an "old thread"? Five days, three weeks, what?

When you threaten banning, there should be a bright line. "Vague and unenforceable " and all that.

Posted by: buddhaha at October 05, 2022 11:15 AM (aAdBs)

30 27 Whig mentioned Karen Carpenter on the last thread, saying she had an "alto" voice. Another source I consulted when I was researching a story a while back said she was a contralto. I remember the terms from junior high vocal music class, but no specifics. What's the difference?


her range was such that she could hit higher notes than an alto, probably. she had incredible range. soprano - mezzosoprano - contralto - alto is the range from high pitches to low.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at October 05, 2022 11:16 AM (w0NJk)

31 It is a contested view, that there is some centralized control over these BigTech cartels. imo it may not be a strict chain of command, but there is certainly a "DeepState", and a Banking cartel (20 world banks above our laws), and the Davos crowd of billionaires that meet and discuss strategy like "Flood" (flood the media, censor all other voices) to implement their Woke ideology.

And the Woke Ideology is for control, not to actually wake people to any high enlightenment. "Be a team player" or be cancelled. The central planners have the AG and FBI to back up those threats. This did not happen arbitrarily or "organically".

Not sure if there is one head to the hydra, but destroying The West and our history would seem to be their main target. They prefer control over subservient worker/consumers, and no more than necessary.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 05, 2022 11:16 AM (Cus5s)

32 We're just like Mexico, the government is the cartel and the cartel is the government.

Posted by: Eromero at October 05, 2022 11:16 AM (C8vcJ)

33 Whig mentioned Karen Carpenter on the last thread, saying she had an "alto" voice. Another source I consulted when I was researching a story a while back said she was a contralto. I remember the terms from junior high vocal music class, but no specifics. What's the difference?

Google says it's a poorly defined difference, but some say that contralto is lower than alto.

Posted by: Archimedes at October 05, 2022 11:16 AM (ayzS/)

34 33 Google says it's a poorly defined difference, but some say that contralto is lower than alto.

pretty sure the current terminology is "transalto" and "cisalto".

Posted by: stochastic kulak anachronda at October 05, 2022 11:18 AM (oY6Yp)

35 Google says it's a poorly defined difference, but some say that contralto is lower than alto.


or maybe it's that! so

soprano (highest) - mezzosoprano - alto - contralto

?

in choir they never divided that finely, I was just an alto

Posted by: BlackOrchid at October 05, 2022 11:18 AM (w0NJk)

36 Is there a Contralto Sax? Imma asking for a friend.

Posted by: Puddinhead at October 05, 2022 11:18 AM (HTCOy)

37 The OPEC Cartel is forcing Biden to be reckoned with his own energy policies. I can't emphasize what a dangerous position Democrats have put us in. We now have an SPR that's been drained to levels not seen since 1984, all for political reasons. It needs to be refilled and there are very few options. The potential ban on foreign sales combined with some of the other policies under consideration are going to raise prices and leave us even more vulnerable. OPEC and the Russians know that Biden's intransigence will lead him to make very specific choices, choices which will have incalculably bad impacts for the American people and the energy sector in general. We are now producing 3 millions barrels a day less than under President Trump. Biden and Democrats are cutting off all new federal leases and crushing private drilling and refinement with their regulations and policies. This isnt going to end well for our country if it's not stopped.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 05, 2022 11:18 AM (b82nJ)

38 BTW, WTF is an "old thread"?


I have found that if it is still on the front page it is safe.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 05, 2022 11:19 AM (yQpMk)

39 If by "cartel" you mean the left, then yea... they're on their to total domination.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 05, 2022 11:19 AM (BFigT)

40 To expect bright line rules in a pirate enterprise is to take the fun away. Old thread will not be defined. Why? Because adventure is the spice of life.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at October 05, 2022 11:20 AM (ZMPCu)

41 And, yes, we have an Oligarchy, not a Republic now

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at October 05, 2022 11:20 AM (V6f9+)

42 16 All cartels bow to the WEF

the wrestling folks?

Posted by: stochastic kulak anachronda at October 05, 2022 11:20 AM (oY6Yp)

43
The term "alto" largely describes a lower female choral part, while "contralto" is the term for a solo voice between a tenor and mezzo-soprano.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 05, 2022 11:21 AM (1Nxff)

44 Four best female singing voices, in my opinion (and in alphabetical order):

Julie Andrews
Karen Carpenter
Shirley Jones
Linda Ronstadt

Karen is dead, and I understand that Julie and Linda can no longer sing due to medical issues with their voice boxes, or something. Does anyone know if Shirley is still performing?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at October 05, 2022 11:22 AM (OnZzD)

45 To expect bright line rules in a pirate enterprise is to take the fun away. Old thread will not be defined. Why? Because adventure is the spice of life.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at October 05, 2022 11:20 AM (ZMPCu)

The razor's edge.

Posted by: BignJames at October 05, 2022 11:22 AM (AwYPR)

46 The most dangerous cartel is the DOJ.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at October 05, 2022 11:08 AM (lTGtQ)

The most dangerous cartel is the US government. It is the most powerful, the richest and the most corrupt entity in human history.

Posted by: JCT at October 05, 2022 11:22 AM (ojNBr)

47 Alec Baldwin has settled with the family of the woman he killed.


He wouldn't have enough money to settle if it were me.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace at October 05, 2022 11:22 AM (OzJjC)

48 My singing voice is in the unbearable-o range.

Posted by: Archimedes at October 05, 2022 11:22 AM (ayzS/)

49 The term "alto" largely describes a lower female choral part, while "contralto" is the term for a solo voice between a tenor and mezzo-soprano.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 05, 2022 11:21 AM (1Nxff)


Tony Soprano should've named his daughter Mezzo.

Posted by: spindrift at October 05, 2022 11:23 AM (h5TKJ)

50 BTW, WTF is an "old thread"? Five days, three weeks, what?

When you threaten banning, there should be a bright line. "Vague and unenforceable " and all that.
Posted by: buddhaha at October 05, 2022 11:15 AM (aAdBs)
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It's not a threat so much as an automated process Pixy set up to reduce the problems with spambots commenting on old threads. It's just generally a good idea to not comment on threads that are more than a few days old because you'll inadvertently ban yourself and have to request an "unbanning." There isn't a formal process for that, as far I know...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 05, 2022 11:23 AM (YIVH2)

51
With Germany set to freeze and have its economy grind to a halt this winter, what is the Green Party saying about it? Anyone seen former chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, now a Gazprom mogul, recently?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 05, 2022 11:23 AM (1Nxff)

52 Stevie Nicks is one of the most well-known contraltos.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 05, 2022 11:23 AM (lf83v)

53 Cartels defend their position best when they can get themselves regulated by the government: this means there is restricted entry into the industry (out of a concern for quality and standards) and the participants in the cartel can guarantee that there is a watchdog undercutting their fixed prices, quality of product or delivery time

This is a form of regulatory capture.

Government oversight makes things worse every time because it removes the need to compete.

Rumble and Locals (Ticker RUM) has gone public. This is a better solution

Posted by: Kindltot at October 05, 2022 11:24 AM (xhaym)

54 Biden and Democrats are cutting off all new federal leases and crushing private drilling and refinement with their regulations and policies. This isnt going to end well for our country if it's not stopped.

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And Pete Bootyjuice just said that this "transition" is complex, so basically we're told to suck it up. The only light I see is that things are going to get so much worse for the American people, and that's unfortunately what needs to happen to wake up the masses who are still semi-asleep.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 05, 2022 11:24 AM (sVtYq)

55 Four best female singing voices, in my opinion (and in alphabetical order):

Julie Andrews
Karen Carpenter
Shirley Jones
Linda Ronstadt


I resist such lists, because a singing voice depends on the song, type of music, and my mood. There are times when I think Adele has the best female voice I've ever heard, but other times, it's someone else.

Posted by: Archimedes at October 05, 2022 11:24 AM (ayzS/)

56 54 And Pete Bootyjuice just said that this "transition" is complex, so basically we're told to suck it up. The only light I see is that things are going to get so much worse for the American people, and that's unfortunately what needs to happen to wake up the masses who are still semi-asleep.
Posted by: Lady in Black at October 05, 2022 11:24 AM (sVtYq)

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"We'll steal another election. That'll fix everything."
-Democrats

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 05, 2022 11:25 AM (LvTSG)

57 Cartels also can't exist without government protection. We don't need government to get rid of cartels, we need government to protect the free market.
Posted by: Earl Schlobodowicz at October 05, 2022 11:03 AM (P7Iz+)


When the government determines what can be bought and sold, the first thing bought and sold are the politicians.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 05, 2022 11:25 AM (xhaym)

58 All cartels bow to the WEF


I doubt the Sinoloa Cartel bows to anyone.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace at October 05, 2022 11:25 AM (OzJjC)

59 51
With Germany set to freeze and have its economy grind to a halt this winter, what is the Green Party saying about it? Anyone seen former chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, now a Gazprom mogul, recently?
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Pretty sure the answer is its Trump's fault - somehow. No way they are gonna take responsibility for selling their countrymen out for Magic Solar Power. Who'd be that dumb? (Angela Merkel?)

Posted by: Puddinhead at October 05, 2022 11:26 AM (HTCOy)

60 The most common saxophones are soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 05, 2022 11:26 AM (44ww/)

61 "We'll steal another election. That'll fix everything."
-Democrats
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 05, 2022 11:25 AM (LvTSG)
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Their magical thinking--where they believe reality bends to their will and not to forces beyond their ken--is why we are in the situation we are now.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 05, 2022 11:26 AM (YIVH2)

62
Four best female singing voices, in my opinion (and in alphabetical order):

__________

Kirsten Flagstad
Birgit Nilsson
Joan Sutherland
Renata Tebaldi

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 05, 2022 11:26 AM (1Nxff)

63 Stevie Nicks is one of the most well-known contraltos.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 05, 2022 11:23 AM (lf83v)


So contraltos sound like coffee grinders running low on beans?

Posted by: spindrift at October 05, 2022 11:27 AM (h5TKJ)

64 When I took music theory and composition, the contralto range was considered lower than regular alto. Like the difference between basso profundo and standard bass or bass-baritone.

Posted by: JTB at October 05, 2022 11:27 AM (7EjX1)

65 Patsy Cline says hello.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at October 05, 2022 11:27 AM (AaLDK)

66 I am a contralto, which is basically tenor. Most women's natural singing range is falsetto for me.

Smoky with a rounded tone. My speaking voice is quite lilted with a southern drawl, which is why I think I'm naturally a contralto. My speaking voice and singing voice is not much different.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at October 05, 2022 11:27 AM (sI15f)

67 " To expect bright line rules in a pirate enterprise is to take the fun away. Old thread will not be defined. Why? Because adventure is the spice of life."

It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.

Posted by: buddhaha at October 05, 2022 11:28 AM (aAdBs)

68 63 Stevie Nicks is one of the most well-known contraltos.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 05, 2022 11:23 AM (lf83v)

So contraltos sound like coffee grinders running low on beans?
Posted by: spindrift at October 05, 2022 11:27 AM (h5TKJ)

Stevie Nicks sounds like a goat to me.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at October 05, 2022 11:28 AM (sI15f)

69 Remember when $ 5 billion was too much for trumps wall?

And now we hav given Ukraine $70B?
Posted by: Yo! Ultra MAGA at October 05, 2022 11:04 AM (t2gt9)

to be fair, we've only given Ukraine about $20B of that. The rest has been split up between NGO's, arms manufacturers, and friends and family of congressmen.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 05, 2022 11:28 AM (trdmm)

70 60 The most common saxophones are soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone.
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So you're saying no Contralto Sax, rite?

Posted by: Puddinhead at October 05, 2022 11:29 AM (HTCOy)

71 The most common saxophones are soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 05, 2022 11:26 AM


What am I, chopped liver?

Posted by: Bass Saxophone at October 05, 2022 11:29 AM (a3Q+t)

72 Easy to form Cartels with the Just in Time inventory system. Humans have continued to shoot themselves in the foot since Guns were invented.

Posted by: polynikes at October 05, 2022 11:29 AM (9MoRr)

73 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at October 05, 2022 11:29 AM (7Q7Ca)

74 Stephen Kruiser had an excellent post this morning, in which he describes a Kamala Harris ascendance soon, and that that's the best outcome we can hope for until '24. Assuming the GOP takes over the House and/or Senate, nothing will get done,and again that's probably the best we can hope for.

The problem with that scenario is that if things go pear-shaped, the person in charge is...Kamala Harris.

https://tinyurl.com/5fx4utbn

Posted by: Archimedes at October 05, 2022 11:29 AM (ayzS/)

75 Unfortunately, ESG is supported by the financial regulators. As usual, our elected officials seem fine with unelected bureaucrats making law to circumvent voters.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at October 05, 2022 11:30 AM (fs1hN)

76 Also, I could add Judy Garland to my list, at least until the smoker’s voice set in.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at October 05, 2022 11:30 AM (OnZzD)

77 Like the difference between basso profundo and standard bass or bass-baritone.

Basso profundo is fun to say. Sort of like sotto voce.

Posted by: Archimedes at October 05, 2022 11:30 AM (ayzS/)

78 The most common saxophones are soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 05, 2022 11:26 AM

Soprano sax is for croc wearing guys.

Posted by: polynikes at October 05, 2022 11:30 AM (9MoRr)

79 Pretty sure the answer is its Trump's fault - somehow. No way they are gonna take responsibility for selling their countrymen out for Magic Solar Power. Who'd be that dumb? (Angela Merkel?)
Posted by: Puddinhead at October 05, 2022 11:26 AM (HTCOy)

The german left is saying it's all Capitalisms fault and the only answer is to immediately institute pure Marxist doctrine. no joke. Of course that's been the only real goal of the "green" movement from the beginning.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 05, 2022 11:30 AM (trdmm)

80 Patsy Cline says hello.

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A beautiful singing voice. I'm putting Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson (the black singer) and Peggy Lee up there too.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 05, 2022 11:31 AM (sVtYq)

81 "And Pete Bootyjuice just said that this "transition" is complex, so basically we're told to suck it up. The only light I see is that things are going to get so much worse for the American people, and that's unfortunately what needs to happen to wake up the masses who are still semi-asleep."

It's not a "transition". It's a complete destruction of our energy industry which is a giant part of our economy. Few people realize how inherently dangerous what they are doing is to our general well being. The price of fuel is going to be the least of it.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 05, 2022 11:31 AM (b82nJ)

82 Patsy Cline says hello.

Oh, yeah. Spectacular voice.

Posted by: Archimedes at October 05, 2022 11:31 AM (ayzS/)

83 21
'"private", controlling bad actor international corporations.'

Then we would suspend their rights as corporations until they comply with our interpretation of the constitution.

This would include freezing of corporate bank accounts and removal of liability limitations.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at October 05, 2022 11:31 AM (ruYJi)

84 The most common saxophones are soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 05, 2022 11:26 AM


You forgot yakety.

Posted by: spindrift at October 05, 2022 11:31 AM (h5TKJ)

85 78 The most common saxophones are soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 05, 2022 11:26 AM

Soprano sax is for croc wearing guys.
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So Garrett blows a soprano?

Posted by: Puddinhead at October 05, 2022 11:32 AM (HTCOy)

86 Health care providers in the US have a cartel.

Posted by: IronDave at October 05, 2022 11:32 AM (k3crU)

87 The problem with that scenario is that if things go pear-shaped, the person in charge is...Kamala Harris.

https://tinyurl.com/5fx4utbn
Posted by: Archimedes at October 05, 2022 11:29 AM (ayzS/)
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Everyone seems to freak out about the possibility of "President" Harris. Sure, she'll be terrible, but we all know she will not be allowed to make any decisions, despite what she believes. She'll spit out word salad as a figurehead for the KH junta, just as FJB does now. And that's it. The day-to-day operations will be directed by someone else.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 05, 2022 11:32 AM (YIVH2)

88 King harv would never participate in a cartel.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still




Hmm. What is a King, really, if not the leader of a cartel?

Posted by: Sharkman at October 05, 2022 11:32 AM (yKoKL)

89 >>The most common saxophones are soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone.


Rashad Roland Kirk played them all. Pretty much at the same time.

Posted by: garrett at October 05, 2022 11:32 AM (h3wJQ)

90 The most common saxophones are soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 05, 2022 11:26 AM

You forgot yakety.


And violins. Sax and violins.

Posted by: Archimedes at October 05, 2022 11:32 AM (ayzS/)

91 There's too much sax and violins on TV nowadays.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at October 05, 2022 11:32 AM (yikp0)

92 74 The problem with that scenario is that if things go pear-shaped, the person in charge is...Kamala Harris.

https://tinyurl.com/5fx4utbn
Posted by: Archimedes at October 05, 2022 11:29 AM (ayzS/)

=======

Whoever is incumbent in 2024 is going to be one of the most unpopular incumbents in history.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 05, 2022 11:32 AM (LvTSG)

93 Horde mind!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at October 05, 2022 11:33 AM (yikp0)

94 The problem with that scenario is that if things go pear-shaped, the person in charge is...Kamala Harris.
https://tinyurl.com/5fx4utbn
Posted by: Archimedes at October 05, 2022 11:29 AM (ayzS/)

78 The most common saxophones are soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 05, 2022 11:26 AM

Kamala Harris can play a mean tune on the bone-aphone.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 05, 2022 11:33 AM (trdmm)

95 >>The problem with that scenario is that if things go pear-shaped, the person in charge is...Kamala Harris.


We are cool with that.

Posted by: North Korea at October 05, 2022 11:33 AM (h3wJQ)

96 I remember the terms from junior high vocal music class, but no specifics. What's the difference?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere



An "alto" is someone with a high voice.

"Contralto", of course, is the exact opposite.

Posted by: Sharkman at October 05, 2022 11:33 AM (yKoKL)

97 The german left is saying it's all Capitalisms fault and the only answer is to immediately institute pure Marxist doctrine. no joke. Of course that's been the only real goal of the "green" movement from the beginning.
---------------------
Germans do socialism with lots of flair.

Posted by: Puddinhead at October 05, 2022 11:33 AM (HTCOy)

98 VP Isabel Martínez de Perón was far smarter and competent than VP Harris.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 05, 2022 11:33 AM (xhaym)

99 Eva Cassidy is one of the most underrated singer/musicians to have ever lived.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at October 05, 2022 11:33 AM (sI15f)

100 A beautiful singing voice. I'm putting Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson (the black singer) and Peggy Lee up there too.
Posted by: Lady in Black at October 05, 2022 11:31 AM (sVtYq)

Add Eva Cassidy to the list.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 05, 2022 11:33 AM (Y2hJS)

101 87 Everyone seems to freak out about the possibility of "President" Harris. Sure, she'll be terrible, but we all know she will not be allowed to make any decisions, despite what she believes. She'll spit out word salad as a figurehead for the KH junta, just as FJB does now. And that's it. The day-to-day operations will be directed by someone else.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 05, 2022 11:32 AM (YIVH2)

=========

You know, what we have now. Except the media will get more shrill by deflecting every bad piece of news as racist and sexist.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 05, 2022 11:33 AM (LvTSG)

102 Everyone seems to freak out about the possibility of "President" Harris. Sure, she'll be terrible, but we all know she will not be allowed to make any decisions, despite what she believes. She'll spit out word salad as a figurehead for the KH junta, just as FJB does now. And that's it. The day-to-day operations will be directed by someone else.

Which is okay until things are really dire. Who then is in charge? Are they competent, evil, Blofeld, what? You seem more sanguine at the prospect than I am.

Posted by: Archimedes at October 05, 2022 11:34 AM (ayzS/)

103 A+ rant. This needs to be picked up and spread by conservative blogs and aggregators. There is nothing “conservative” or “free market” about the tech and finance cartels.

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at October 05, 2022 11:34 AM (hOfCr)

104 T-25 for SpaceX launch

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 05, 2022 11:34 AM (4I/2K)

105 Keeping it to pop music I'll go with:

Karen Carpenter
Ann Wilson
Sindean O'Connor



Posted by: JCT at October 05, 2022 11:34 AM (ojNBr)

106 An "alto" is someone with a high voice.

I think you are thinking of soprano. Alto's are not known for having a high voice.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at October 05, 2022 11:34 AM (sI15f)

107 I have to hand it to the individuals who established these cartels though. They basically started out unknowns and within 20-25 years have become some of the richest, most powerful people on the planet.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at October 05, 2022 11:34 AM (BdMk6)

108 Alec Baldwin has settled with the family of the woman he killed.


He wouldn't have enough money to settle if it were me.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace



It would be pistols at dawn between me and him, with his estate paying $100M if I win, and $50M if I lose.

Posted by: Sharkman at October 05, 2022 11:35 AM (yKoKL)

109 Eva Cassidy is one of the most underrated singer/musicians to have ever lived.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at October 05, 2022 11:33 AM (sI15f)

Add Eva Cassidy to the list.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 05, 2022 11:33 AM (Y2hJS)

I rate these statements...true.

Posted by: BignJames at October 05, 2022 11:35 AM (AwYPR)

110 I doubt the Sinoloa Cartel bows to anyone.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace at October 05, 2022 11:25 AM (OzJjC)


Sinaloa Cartel has the benefit of being its own government in the areas it controls.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 05, 2022 11:35 AM (xhaym)

111 >>Keeping it to pop music I'll go with:


Lady Miss Kier

Posted by: garrett at October 05, 2022 11:35 AM (h3wJQ)

112 so where are we on that thing

Posted by: DB at October 05, 2022 11:36 AM (geLO8)

113 So Obama picks Biden and Biden picked Kamala. So who is dumber than Obama, Biden and Kamala to be the next VP?

Posted by: Puddinhead at October 05, 2022 11:36 AM (HTCOy)

114 Keeping it to pop music I'll go with:

Karen Carpenter
Ann Wilson
Sindean O'Connor

Posted by: JCT at October 05, 2022 11:34 AM (ojNBr)


Sinéad?

Sine-Aid, Sinbad, whatever the hell your name is!

Posted by: Frank Sinatra at October 05, 2022 11:37 AM (ZSK0i)

115 26 Alec Baldwin has settled with the family of the woman he killed. Terms unknown.

He's going ahead with continuing the production of the shitty movie he was making.

I suppose he thinks: "Hey, I paid the bitch's spawn a bunch of money! That gets me off the hook criminally, right?!"

Jerk.
Posted by: Sharkman at October 05, 2022 11:14 AM (yKoKL)

It may be even worse than that. From the account that I read, the widower will now get executive producing credit on the movie, and make a portion of the profits from the production once it gets released.

I can easily imagine Baldwin cutting a deal where he pays relatively little cash out of his pocket, and depends on nonexistent box office from a snakebit movie to settle the balance 'on the back end'. Typical Hollywood accounting, if that turns out to be the case.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at October 05, 2022 11:37 AM (9miN6)

116 Which is okay until things are really dire. Who then is in charge? Are they competent, evil, Blofeld, what? You seem more sanguine at the prospect than I am.
Posted by: Archimedes at October 05, 2022 11:34 AM (ayzS/)

I'm not sanquine, but it would be no different than what we have now. Biden isn't in control of anything, he just does what he's told (and does it very badly).

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 05, 2022 11:37 AM (trdmm)

117 The leftists have it so easy. When they mangle and destroy everything they touch and make people utterly miserable, all they have to say is "it's capitalism's fault."

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 05, 2022 11:37 AM (sVtYq)

118 It's not a "transition". It's a complete destruction of our energy industry which is a giant part of our economy. Few people realize how inherently dangerous what they are doing is to our general well being. The price of fuel is going to be the least of it.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 05, 2022 11:31 AM (b82nJ)

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I've assumed for nearly two years now that they fully intend to starve Americans (outright ban or make "fossil fuels" so expensive that trucks stop running), and then use the consequent riots & looting as the pretext to declare martial law, cancel elections, and go Full Totalitarian.

Posted by: ShainS -- Triple-Jabbed & Quad-Boosted with the Biden Hurricane-22 Vaccine at October 05, 2022 11:37 AM (0YRH4)

119 It's not a "transition". It's a complete destruction of our energy industry which is a giant part of our economy. Few people realize how inherently dangerous what they are doing is to our general well being. The price of fuel is going to be the least of it.
Posted by: Marcus T

Very few realize what comes from a barrel of oil.
If everyone goes electric, that bottom 15% that is used to make everything that is made from oil, will be able to use the other 85% of the barrel too.

That means we cut the overall amount of oil. When we cut the overall amount used, it costs more to acquire oil. At a certain point, it will cost more than it benefits.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace at October 05, 2022 11:37 AM (OzJjC)

120 Always loved Astrud Gilberto, too.

Posted by: garrett at October 05, 2022 11:37 AM (h3wJQ)

121 It's a bit overboard to call guilds inherently destructive. Yes, they can be. But there's another side to it. They prevented concentration in a few big companies. We saw this factor survive into my life, in the case of doctors and lawyers. Unlike pharmacists, doctors mostly were not just employees of a big corporations, at least, not until recently. (Lawyers are still more independent than that.)

That alone works against the thesis above, in this one case, at least. Whether it is, on balance, preferable, remains debatable. To those strongly influenced by Chesterton, it will be.

Posted by: Eeyore at October 05, 2022 11:37 AM (TgBWG)

122 So Obama picks Biden and Biden picked Kamala. So who is dumber than Obama, Biden and Kamala to be the next VP?
Posted by: Puddinhead at October 05, 2022 11:36 AM (HTCOy)

Tanned, rested, and ready.

Posted by: Stacey Abrams at October 05, 2022 11:38 AM (Y2hJS)

123 "Whoever is incumbent in 2024 is going to be one of the most unpopular incumbents in history." Posted by: TheJamesMadison

so they will bring in a shiny new face ... like Hillary?

they seem to be prepping her, even though she is old regime corrupt like Biden. The true leftists maybe want pretty boy Newsome?

Posted by: illiniwek at October 05, 2022 11:38 AM (Cus5s)

124 An "alto" is someone with a high voice.

I think you are thinking of soprano. Alto's are not known for having a high voice.

Posted by: Miss Issippi



I was going for a stupid play on Alto and "Contra" Alto being "opposite" (which they aren't). I don't know shit about music, voices, or anything related to music other than I know what I like.

Posted by: Sharkman at October 05, 2022 11:38 AM (yKoKL)

125 It's not a "transition". It's a complete destruction of our energy industry which is a giant part of our economy. Few people realize how inherently dangerous what they are doing is to our general well being. The price of fuel is going to be the least of it.
Posted by: Marcus T

I paid 3.79 for gas yesterday. Received my Excel bill this weekend for nat gas. No furnace use, only stove top and water heater. Up $43 in one month.

Posted by: Infidel at October 05, 2022 11:39 AM (Ur3ox)

126 62
Four best female singing voices, in my opinion (and in alphabetical order):

__________

Kirsten Flagstad
Birgit Nilsson
Joan Sutherland
Renata Tebaldi
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 05, 2022 11:26 AM (1Nxff)
_______

Lucia Popp.

Posted by: Eeyore at October 05, 2022 11:40 AM (TgBWG)

127 100 A beautiful singing voice. I'm putting Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson (the black singer) and Peggy Lee up there too.
Posted by: Lady in Black at October 05, 2022 11:31 AM (sVtYq)

Add Eva Cassidy to the list.
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I've always had a thing for Anita O'Day's voice. Chick would slice with a knife if you pissed her off.

Posted by: Puddinhead at October 05, 2022 11:40 AM (HTCOy)

128 Their magical thinking--where they believe reality bends to their will and not to forces beyond their ken--is why we are in the situation we are now.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 05, 2022 11:26 AM (YIVH2)


Gato's Posutlate: why "big government" is always the path to "government by deluded rube"


https://bit.ly/3CdcVqz

It is really worth a read

Posted by: Kindltot at October 05, 2022 11:40 AM (xhaym)

129 Hillary is like that dog crap you step in and think you've scraped it off your shoe, only to walk through your house realizing it's still there.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 05, 2022 11:40 AM (sVtYq)

130 A+ rant. This needs to be picked up and spread by conservative blogs and aggregators. There is nothing “conservative” or “free market” about the tech and finance cartels.

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at October 05, 2022 11:34 AM (hOfCr)

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Ditto.

Posted by: ShainS -- Triple-Jabbed & Quad-Boosted with the Biden Hurricane-22 Vaccine at October 05, 2022 11:40 AM (UFfHH)

131 The left will cripple the energy industry that's a given. If and when the right regains some semblance of control (they'll never regain total control of the government) they'll find out that reinstituting sane energy practices will be nearly impossible. It's not just the drilling, transporting and refining. It's the sale, use and ultimately the legal and legislative hurdles put there by the left that will be an issue.

The idea is to totally fuck up the energy sector so it simply can't be "put back the way it was."

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 05, 2022 11:40 AM (BFigT)

132 Kamala Harris can play a mean tune on the bone-aphone.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 05, 2022 11:33 AM (trdmm)
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I thought she played the skinflute...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 05, 2022 11:40 AM (YIVH2)

133 I can easily imagine Baldwin cutting a deal where he pays relatively little cash out of his pocket, and depends on nonexistent box office from a snakebit movie to settle the balance 'on the back end'. Typical Hollywood accounting, if that turns out to be the case.

Posted by: Darrell Harris



Yep. He's such a prick. I can't imagine settling with him under the circumstances, but I suppose the family is worried about a jury getting all "Hollywood Star" googly-eyed and finding him not liable somehow.

As I said, Pistols at Dawn.

Posted by: Sharkman at October 05, 2022 11:40 AM (yKoKL)

134 Send $100 asap so we can break up the cartels!!!!
- Mitch and The Boyz

Posted by: Joe XiDen at October 05, 2022 11:40 AM (3vQN0)

135 That alone works against the thesis above, in this one case, at least. Whether it is, on balance, preferable, remains debatable. To those strongly influenced by Chesterton, it will be.

Posted by: Eeyore


Eeyore wins. The first person to bring in Chesterton is the victor. It's like the Godwin rule, but good.

Posted by: Archimedes at October 05, 2022 11:41 AM (ayzS/)

136 Alice Clark.

YOU HIT ME :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ivnJ8Bac4k

Posted by: garrett at October 05, 2022 11:41 AM (h3wJQ)

137 One of the odd little quirks of Sharia law is that a murderer can be let go if he cuts a good enough financial deal with the victim's family. That's why village wars happen so often in places like Afghanistan; it's just a way to redistribute the local wealth. Bait the rich guy into killing a couple of your brain dead, slack jawed kids, and he has to buy you a new house.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 05, 2022 11:41 AM (trdmm)

138 Hillary is like that dog crap you step in and think you've scraped it off your shoe, only to walk through your house realizing it's still there.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 05, 2022 11:40 AM (sVtYq)

Cat puke in a darkened hallway.

Posted by: BignJames at October 05, 2022 11:42 AM (AwYPR)

139 Cass Eliot

Posted by: JCT at October 05, 2022 11:42 AM (ojNBr)

140 91
' There's too much sax and violins on TV nowadays.'

Golf clap.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at October 05, 2022 11:42 AM (ruYJi)

141 It's the sale, use and ultimately the legal and legislative hurdles put there by the left that will be an issue.

The idea is to totally fuck up the energy sector so it simply can't be "put back the way it was."
Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 05, 2022 11:40 AM (BFigT)

There are times that things get so bad, physically, that entire swaths of old law are simply erased.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 05, 2022 11:42 AM (trdmm)

142 Repeat after me

Hillary

Will

Not

Run

In

2024

Posted by: Joe XiDen at October 05, 2022 11:42 AM (3vQN0)

143 I want Biden to stay where he is till 24' election.... he's doing a bang-up job of taking the Dems down.. Kamala gets in and as dumb as she is she will be protected because "black" and woman

Posted by: It's me donna at October 05, 2022 11:43 AM (bs+z0)

144 142 Repeat after me
Hillary
Will
Not
Run
In
2024


NO
RUN
I

Posted by: horta at October 05, 2022 11:43 AM (oY6Yp)

145 A saxophone is an ill wind that nobody blows good...

Posted by: Benny Hill at October 05, 2022 11:44 AM (l3SW6)

146 ' There's too much sax and violins on TV nowadays.'

Golf clap.
Posted by: Dr. Claw


No sax, no peace!
Know sax, still no peace!

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace at October 05, 2022 11:44 AM (OzJjC)

147 CA has the highest gas price and in the top 5 highest electric rates. And they vote 60%+ Democrat every single election.

Some people are perfectly happy with paying through the nose for energy.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at October 05, 2022 11:44 AM (3vQN0)

148 2024
Posted by: Joe XiDen at October 05, 2022 11:42 AM (3vQN0)

Won't run, will waddle.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 05, 2022 11:44 AM (Y2hJS)

149

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at October 05, 2022 11:44 AM (76Hj0)

150 Hillary is like that dog crap you step in and think you've scraped it off your shoe, only to walk through your house realizing it's still there.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 05, 2022 11:40 AM (sVtYq)

Cat puke in a darkened hallway.
Posted by: BignJames

While wearing socks.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace at October 05, 2022 11:45 AM (OzJjC)

151 The really pressing question for next month is not "what will they do to steal it", because there are too many possibilities. I'd suggest "What can't they do?" just to narrow the range.

I see no reason to believe that outright force is out of the question.

Posted by: Eeyore at October 05, 2022 11:45 AM (TgBWG)

152 The cartel economy will never be broken as long as money from them flows into the pocket of politicians.

We must cleanse corruption from our government and nothing cleanses quite like fire.


Posted by: Archer at October 05, 2022 11:46 AM (gmo/4)

153 The idea is to totally fuck up the energy sector so it simply can't be "put back the way it was."
Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 05, 2022 11:40 AM (BFigT)
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I think it's even more insidious than that. They plan to fuck things up so bad, they can blame all of the problems on Republicans, giving them cover for eliminating them entirely as a party (maybe even literally) for the next thousand years.

It will take continuous *generations* to repair the damage the Left has inflicted on this country.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 05, 2022 11:46 AM (YIVH2)

154 Anyone mention Amy Lee or Pat Benatar?

Posted by: polynikes at October 05, 2022 11:47 AM (9MoRr)

155 123 so they will bring in a shiny new face ... like Hillary?

they seem to be prepping her, even though she is old regime corrupt like Biden. The true leftists maybe want pretty boy Newsome?
Posted by: illiniwek at October 05, 2022 11:38 AM (Cus5s)

==========

There is going to be a huge fight in the Democratic primary in 2024.

And Joe Biden will not only still be president, he'll run for re-election.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 05, 2022 11:47 AM (LvTSG)

156 I want Biden to stay where he is till 24' election.... he's doing a bang-up job of taking the Dems down.. Kamala gets in and as dumb as she is she will be protected because "black" and woman

--

ITA, donna. It's not like it's just Biden who is destroying America. They all are, so it doesn't matter which mannequin they put in there. But he doesn't have the victim shield that she will automatically have.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 05, 2022 11:47 AM (sVtYq)

157 Fanny Franklin (Orgone) also has an amazing voice.

ORGONE : AIN'T NO USE (Live)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcK-FDtKz_4

Posted by: garrett at October 05, 2022 11:47 AM (h3wJQ)

158 There are times that things get so bad, physically, that entire swaths of old law are simply erased.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 05, 2022 11:42 AM (trdmm)
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And whole swaths of even older laws, fundamental to human nature, stage a comeback...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 05, 2022 11:47 AM (YIVH2)

159 They plan to f*** things up so bad, they can blame all of the problems on Republicans, giving them cover for eliminating them entirely as a party (maybe even literally) for the next thousand years.

Current voting trends suggest this is not a sound strategy. They're in control. They will get the blame.

Posted by: Archimedes at October 05, 2022 11:47 AM (ayzS/)

160 CA has the highest gas price and in the top 5 highest electric rates. And they vote 60%+ Democrat every single election.

Some mix of

Fraud
Illegals voting
LIVs being LIVs
and no opposition party.

I do wonder though if you sent the 10M illegals home from CA (and that's how many are just in CA!) what do the voting results look like?

Posted by: 18-1 at October 05, 2022 11:48 AM (ESjRY)

161 It's me donna, I agree with you 100%

Posted by: Ben Had at October 05, 2022 11:49 AM (omPWo)

162 I can't recall if it was Canadian army in Afghanistan or the US somewhere in the Moslem world, but I recall the MFM getting pissed off that a "wrongful death suit" was paid in livestock instead of the hundreds of thousands of dollars [or million plus] that would have been a settlement in a Western court.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at October 05, 2022 11:49 AM (yikp0)

163 Someone posted in the morning thread that RCP has 47 GOP senate seats and 7 tossups.

The GOP is going to win 5 of those 7, and maybe 6.

As of right now the only one I am unsure of is AZ (waiting to see Baris' polling).

I don't expect a win in NH, despite how poor a candidate Hasan is.

Senate will be 53 or 54 Republican.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 05, 2022 11:49 AM (wr6pm)

164 And whole swaths of even older laws, fundamental to human nature, stage a comeback...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel




The law of "I Keel You!"

Posted by: Sharkman at October 05, 2022 11:49 AM (yKoKL)

165 There are times that things get so bad, physically, that entire swaths of old law are simply erased.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 05, 2022 11:42 AM (trdmm)


It is Reverse-Schumpeter. Instead of new ideas and technology pushing out the old ways, all you have to do to progress to the next level is to DESTROY WHAT IS STANDING AND FORCE EVERYONE TO LIVE IN THE RUINS UNTIL THEY GET BETTER

This avoids the fact that once you have destroyed all that prior investment you have to find the wealth to rebuild. Which can be problematic since the old system was built with the wealth of generations.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 05, 2022 11:49 AM (xhaym)

166 The most common saxophones are soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 05, 2022 11:26 AM

You forgot yakety.
Posted by: spindrift at October 05, 2022 11:31 AM (h5TKJ)

that's my queue...

Posted by: Zombie Benny Hill at October 05, 2022 11:49 AM (Mkvkw)

167 > There are times that things get so bad, physically, that entire swaths of old law are simply erased.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 05, 2022 11:42 AM (trdmm)
__________

True.

But California and other like-minded states will have a say. The idiots in CA have made a mess of the logistical / supply chain with their stupid diesel truck rules (among other things.) They can be stubborn to relax those even with the majority of the country breathing down their collective neck.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 05, 2022 11:49 AM (BFigT)

168 Posted by: Joe XiDen at October 05, 2022 11:42 AM (3vQN0)

I swear to God you are bipolar

Posted by: Kindltot at October 05, 2022 11:50 AM (xhaym)

169 I do wonder though if you sent the 10M illegals home from CA (and that's how many are just in CA!) what do the voting results look like?
Posted by: 18-1 at October 05, 2022 11:48 AM (ESjRY)

Since Democrat Party operatives now fill out most of the ballots (as authorized by State law), the results would not be the tiniest bit different.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 05, 2022 11:50 AM (trdmm)

170 The idea is to totally fuck up the energy sector so it simply can't be "put back the way it was."
Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 05, 2022 11:40 AM (BFigT)


The end game with energy, transportation, finance, and the rest of the sectors is serfdom. Will you settle to be a serf or will you fight to be a citizen?

Posted by: Archer at October 05, 2022 11:50 AM (gmo/4)

171 but I recall the MFM getting pissed off that a "wrongful death suit" was paid in livestock

Imagine explaining to an American in say the 40s that in our wars in 'Stan and Iraq we routinely paid the families of jihadis we killed because they attacked us.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 05, 2022 11:50 AM (ESjRY)

172 168 Posted by: Joe XiDen at October 05, 2022 11:42 AM (3vQN0)

I swear to God you are bipolar
Posted by: Kindltot at October 05, 2022 11:50 AM (xhaym)

Feeling like acetone, Joe?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 05, 2022 11:51 AM (CwQXo)

173 As of right now the only one I am unsure of is AZ (waiting to see Baris' polling).


I'll make a wager with you. I think Lake is going to clean up.

Posted by: Archimedes at October 05, 2022 11:51 AM (ayzS/)

174 Gomer Pyle, basso profundo

Posted by: Chuck Martel at October 05, 2022 11:51 AM (fs1hN)

175 173 I'll make a wager with you. I think Lake is going to clean up.
Posted by: Archimedes at October 05, 2022 11:51 AM (ayzS/)

=========

Lake is running for governor.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 05, 2022 11:51 AM (LvTSG)

176 If Hillary runs it means the Clinton's made Gavin a deal he couldn't refuse.

Posted by: JCT at October 05, 2022 11:52 AM (ojNBr)

177 >>I do wonder though if you sent the 10M illegals home from CA (and that's how many are just in CA!) what do the voting results look like?
Posted by: 18-1 at October 05, 2022 11:48 AM (ESjRY)


I suspect that illegals don't really vote, but the CA Dems use their registrations for fraudulent vote dumps.

Posted by: J. Frank Parnell at October 05, 2022 11:52 AM (t4BDZ)

178
I'll make a wager with you. I think Lake is going to clean up.
Posted by: Archimedes at October 05, 2022 11:51 AM (ayzS/)

I'm thinking she might drag him across the finish line with her barring any major cheat

Posted by: It's me donna at October 05, 2022 11:52 AM (bs+z0)

179 Health care providers in the US have a cartel.
Posted by: IronDave at October 05, 2022 11:32 AM (k3crU)
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Different animal, I think. In health care the proportion of payments coming from the federal government has inexorably risen over the years, exceeding something along the lines of 55% of all money spent now. He who pays, decides, so 'Socialism' might be a better term for this side of the equation.

In support of the Feds, a small oligopoly of Medicare adjudicators exists, dominated by United Healthcare, and a large group of medical technology firms. Again, not really a cartel (though maybe one exists in practice management systems).

The actual providers of medical care, practices and hospitals, are pretty entrepreneurial, especially in their pursuit of Uncle Sugar's billions.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 05, 2022 11:52 AM (rx4Ri)

180 Senate will be 53 or 54 Republican.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 05, 2022 11:49 AM (wr6pm)
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Is that margin large enough for them to play a role in salvaging what's left of this country back together?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 05, 2022 11:52 AM (YIVH2)

181 The idea is to totally fuck up the energy sector so it simply can't be "put back the way it was."
Posted by: Martini Farmer

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^^^THIS Pennsylvania residents in particular.

Posted by: Lola at October 05, 2022 11:52 AM (NIYa7)

182 But California and other like-minded states will have a say. The idiots in CA have made a mess of the logistical / supply chain with their stupid diesel truck rules (among other things.) They can be stubborn to relax those even with the majority of the country breathing down their collective neck.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 05, 2022 11:49 AM (BFigT)

California is going to have to be shut off from the rest of the country if there is to be any hope of survival. That state is lost, and we must take extreme efforts to shield ourselves from their impending collapse.

At some point, all local government will have to be abolished and martial law imposed under military governors - but that might be a few years til we get there.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 05, 2022 11:52 AM (trdmm)

183 177 I suspect that illegals don't really vote, but the CA Dems use their registrations for fraudulent vote dumps.
Posted by: J. Frank Parnell at October 05, 2022 11:52 AM (t4BDZ)

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"Cleaning up the voting rolls is institutional racism."
-Some random Twitter user

*wets pants*
-CA GOP

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 05, 2022 11:53 AM (LvTSG)

184 T-10 for SpaceX Falcon9 Dragon Crew-5 launch. Beautiful day at the Cape.

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 05, 2022 11:53 AM (4I/2K)

185 My favorite female singers have voices that are evocative. They can convey whatever the singer wants. Ella Fitzgerald is top of the list. She can go from smoky blues to soprano sax scat. More recently, I would include Diana Krall, Jane Monheit, and Nancy LaMott. (LaMott died so young. What a loss.)

Posted by: JTB at October 05, 2022 11:53 AM (7EjX1)

186 177
'I suspect that illegals don't really vote, but the CA Dems use their registrations for fraudulent vote dumps.'

In effect, voting. But without being present.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at October 05, 2022 11:53 AM (ruYJi)

187 Some people believe I'm a blusterous POS windbag that never follows through, and I am but, Big Tech should be coddled, not spanked.

Trey Gowdy call me.


Posted by: Jim Jordan at October 05, 2022 11:53 AM (QIYML)

188 I'll make a wager with you. I think Lake is going to clean up.
Posted by: Archimedes
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Lake needs to be planning her decor for the Governor's mansion. She is going to win.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 05, 2022 11:54 AM (wr6pm)

189 Is that margin large enough for them to play a role in salvaging what's left of this country back together?
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 05, 2022 11:52 AM (YIVH2)

no, not without owning the bureaucracy. But it's a solid base to work from when rebuilding from the ashes finally begins.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 05, 2022 11:54 AM (trdmm)

190 180 Senate will be 53 or 54 Republican.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 05, 2022 11:49 AM (wr6pm)
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Is that margin large enough for them to play a role in salvaging what's left of this country back together?
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 05, 2022 11:52 AM (YIVH2)

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It's enough so that stuff like BBB is no longer a topic of discussion. Instead, we will get stories about the "do nothing Congress" and how Americans want an active Congress to save us from all of our ills.

We will also see Biden get 95% of his appointment picks sail through instead of 99.9%.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 05, 2022 11:54 AM (LvTSG)

191 Lake is running for governor.

D'oh!

Posted by: Archimedes at October 05, 2022 11:54 AM (ayzS/)

192 Biden Administration will also consult with Congress on additional tools and authorities to reduce OPEC's control over energy prices

https://on.mktw.net/3fKpaTW

What's the stupid fuck going to do? Start a war to force OPEC to increase production all while doing everything he can to close production down here?

Posted by: bonhomme at October 05, 2022 11:54 AM (eyxn4)

193 139 Cass Eliot
Posted by: JCT at October 05, 2022 11:42 AM (ojNBr)

Great voice.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 05, 2022 11:54 AM (CwQXo)

194 >> Biden Administration will also consult with Congress on additional tools and authorities to reduce OPEC's control over energy prices


Shutting down US Oil Production didn't work?


Weird, that.

Posted by: garrett at October 05, 2022 11:55 AM (h3wJQ)

195 Senate will be 53 or 54 Republican.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 05, 2022 11:49 AM (wr6pm)

I say 52. Mitch will throw one or two.

Posted by: JCT at October 05, 2022 11:56 AM (ojNBr)

196 193
Silenced too soon.

Posted by: Ham Sandwich at October 05, 2022 11:56 AM (ruYJi)

197 Is that margin large enough for them to play a role in salvaging what's left of this country back together?
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel
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That is a net 10 loss of McConnell support in favor of Trump aligned Senators.

Could be 11, but I suspect Murkowski will win in AK.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 05, 2022 11:56 AM (wr6pm)

198 "Dilbert," supposedly lost a lot of business by tilting at ESG.

https://dilbert.com/strip/2022-09-15

https://bit.ly/Scott_Smegged

Posted by: Marooned at October 05, 2022 11:56 AM (w6hJ9)

199 Cartels? Oh, lets talk about NAFTA then... right?

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 05, 2022 11:57 AM (oHd/0)

200 >>Senate will be 53 or 54 Republican.


Now.
Subtract Romney, Murkowski, the dumb cunt from Maine and Graham.

Posted by: garrett at October 05, 2022 11:57 AM (h3wJQ)

201 196 193
Silenced too soon.
Posted by: Ham Sandwich at October 05, 2022 11:56 AM (ruYJi)

*cringing golfclap*

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 05, 2022 11:57 AM (CwQXo)

202 What's the stupid fuck going to do? Start a war to force OPEC to increase production all while doing everything he can to close production down here?

That's the scenario least likely to lower prices at the pump, so that's probably the plan.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at October 05, 2022 11:57 AM (Bd6X8)

203 199 Cartels? Oh, lets talk about NAFTA then... right?
Posted by: Romeo13 at October 05, 2022 11:57 AM (oHd/0)

Damn.... NEED COFFEEEEEEE... meant OPEC... geez... still half asleep

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 05, 2022 11:57 AM (oHd/0)

204 194 >> Biden Administration will also consult with Congress on additional tools and authorities to reduce OPEC's control over energy prices

Shutting down US Oil Production didn't work?
Weird, that.
Posted by: garrett at October 05, 2022 11:55 AM (h3wJQ)

I always love how leftists think that passing some law in the US is going to control what other nations do, or do not do. Why didn't we just arrest Adolf and put him on trial for saying mean things? All that nasty WW2 stuff could have been avoided!

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 05, 2022 11:57 AM (trdmm)

205 T- 3

https://youtu.be/kakZMJU94vU

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 05, 2022 11:58 AM (4I/2K)

206 Okay, this looks like fun.

From the same folks who brought you "Nobody" and "Bullet Train":

"Violent Night"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a53e4HHnx_s&t=162s

Looks like it was made especially for all you who call "Die Hard" a Christmas movie.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 05, 2022 11:58 AM (KLPy8)

207 Cass Elliot gets my vote for best female singer.

Words of Love (Live on Sullivan)

https://youtu.be/L2BmO7hCQrY

Posted by: lace whig at October 05, 2022 11:58 AM (a0abO)

208 If Hillary runs it means the Clinton's made Gavin a deal he couldn't refuse.
Posted by: JCT at October 05, 2022 11:52 AM (ojNBr)

they promise to NOT take him jogging in ft macey park?

Posted by: SturmToddler at October 05, 2022 11:58 AM (Mkvkw)

209 What exactly is the cutoff for "old threads" that we shouldn't post comments on? 2 Days? A week? I have just never seen anything specifying what is an old thread.

Posted by: Devildog Dan at October 05, 2022 11:58 AM (R/gyP)

210 192 Biden Administration will also consult with Congress on additional tools and authorities to reduce OPEC's control over energy prices

https://on.mktw.net/3fKpaTW

What's the stupid fuck going to do? Start a war to force OPEC to increase production all while doing everything he can to close production down here?


he'll mail each of us a gallon of oil from the strategic petroleum reserve

Posted by: stochastic kulak anachronda at October 05, 2022 11:59 AM (oY6Yp)

211 194 Shutting down US Oil Production didn't work?


Weird, that.
Posted by: garrett at October 05, 2022 11:55 AM (h3wJQ)

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You get the feeling that the Politburo is getting the sense that their theories don't match reality.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 05, 2022 11:59 AM (LvTSG)

212 201 196 193
Silenced too soon.
Posted by: Ham Sandwich at October 05, 2022 11:56 AM (ruYJi)

*cringing golfclap*

LOL!

Posted by: lace whig at October 05, 2022 11:59 AM (a0abO)

213 204 I always love how leftists think that passing some law in the US is going to control what other nations do, or do not do. Why didn't we just arrest Adolf and put him on trial for saying mean things? All that nasty WW2 stuff could have been avoided!
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 05, 2022 11:57 AM (trdmm)

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Passing a law to depose Stalin would have been just the worst, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 05, 2022 11:59 AM (LvTSG)

214 209 What exactly is the cutoff for "old threads" that we shouldn't post comments on? 2 Days? A week? I have just never seen anything specifying what is an old thread.
Posted by: Devildog Dan at October 05, 2022 11:58 AM (R/gyP)

you could experiment. And after you're unbanned, tell us.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 05, 2022 11:59 AM (trdmm)

215 Crew-5 Mission | Launch

https://ytube.io/3WiO

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 05, 2022 11:59 AM (yQpMk)

216 You get the feeling that the Politburo is getting the sense that their theories don't match reality.

Nah. In their world, it's always the fault of wreckers.

Posted by: Archimedes at October 05, 2022 11:59 AM (ayzS/)

217 209 What exactly is the cutoff for "old threads" that we shouldn't post comments on? 2 Days? A week? I have just never seen anything specifying what is an old thread.
Posted by: Devildog Dan at October 05, 2022 11:58 AM (R/gyP)

===========

I've asked this before and never gotten an answer.

Pixy is probably the only one who actually knows.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 05, 2022 12:00 PM (LvTSG)

218 McConnell already tried to throw AZ. It isn't working.

ATM my biggest worry is that Dems will win MI and PA governor, which will be bad for 2024 cheating. Trump is going to need to win one of those two.

Also if Witmer wins, I expect her to be the 2024 Democrat nominee.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 05, 2022 12:00 PM (wr6pm)

219 177 I suspect that illegals don't really vote

ah. an optimist.

Posted by: stochastic kulak anachronda at October 05, 2022 12:00 PM (oY6Yp)

220 You get the feeling that the Politburo is getting the sense that their theories don't match reality.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 05, 2022 11:59 AM (LvTSG)

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Check your premises; they know exactly what they're doing and it's consequences. Nihilism is not just a river in Egypt ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Triple-Jabbed & Quad-Boosted with the Biden Hurricane-22 Vaccine at October 05, 2022 12:00 PM (pgfir)

221 T- 30 seconds

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 05, 2022 12:00 PM (4I/2K)

222 That Bobulinski interview with Tucker was something else... That is one brave man.. Actually two including Tucker

Posted by: It's me donna at October 05, 2022 12:01 PM (bs+z0)

223 216 You get the feeling that the Politburo is getting the sense that their theories don't match reality.

Nah. In their world, it's always the fault of wreckers.
Posted by: Archimedes at October 05, 2022 11:59 AM (ayzS/)

==========

"Has it ever occurred to anyone in this room that it will be impossible to remove all of the wreckers from a population and we should modify our theories to account for them instead of assuming that they just don't exist?"

"Throw him in the volcano. He is a wrecker. Probably gay, too."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 05, 2022 12:01 PM (LvTSG)

224 216 You get the feeling that the Politburo is getting the sense that their theories don't match reality.

Nah. In their world, it's always the fault of wreckers.
Posted by: Archimedes at October 05, 2022 11:59 AM (ayzS/)

This.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 05, 2022 12:01 PM (CwQXo)

225 nood david french tranny case...

Posted by: SturmToddler at October 05, 2022 12:01 PM (Mkvkw)

226 Germans do socialism with lots of flair.
Posted by: Puddinhead at October 05, 2022 11:33 AM (HTCOy)
==
And lots of violence - don't forget the violence.

Posted by: Black JEM at October 05, 2022 12:01 PM (xWZcb)

227 Gomer Pyle, basso profundo
Posted by: Chuck Martel at October 05, 2022


***
Ken Curtis had a remarkable singing voice. The hillbilly dialect he assumed as Festus Haggen on Gunsmoke and in 2 earlier appearances on Have Gun -- Will Travel fooled you, like Jim Nabors did. Then his hillbilly voice completely disappeared and he sang with an astonishing power.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at October 05, 2022 12:01 PM (J2vNu)

228 Also if Witmer wins, I expect her to be the 2024 Democrat nominee.

Whoa! You heard it here first, folks. (can't say I agree, but what the hell do I know)

Posted by: Archimedes at October 05, 2022 12:02 PM (ayzS/)

229 Speaking of cartels, OPEC just agreed to cut oil production.

Posted by: Diesel Jones, Biologist at October 05, 2022 12:02 PM (Vu7A1)

230 Dinah Washington

Posted by: Ben Had at October 05, 2022 12:02 PM (omPWo)

231 >> I suspect that illegals don't really vote


Of all the Voting scams the Dems employ, illegals are probably the riskiest and thus the least likely to be employed.

Better to have the Civil War Vets and Unions do the Heavy Lifting.

Posted by: garrett at October 05, 2022 12:02 PM (h3wJQ)

232 Stevie Nicks sounds like a goat to me.
Posted by: Miss Issippi

You have a singing goat ?

Posted by: JT at October 05, 2022 12:03 PM (T4tVD)

233
Kamala Harris can play a mean tune on the bone-aphone.
Posted by: Tom Servo
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I thought she played the skinflute...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel


She's a contra buffoon.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 05, 2022 12:03 PM (63Dwl)

234 Also if Witmer wins, I expect her to be the 2024 Democrat nominee.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 05, 2022 12:00 PM (wr6pm)

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Hillary / Gretchen 2024 -- Two Witches for the Price of One Broomstick!

Posted by: ShainS -- Triple-Jabbed & Quad-Boosted with the Biden Hurricane-22 Vaccine at October 05, 2022 12:07 PM (R8+BZ)

235 233
Kamala Harris can play a mean tune on the bone-aphone.
Posted by: Tom Servo
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I thought she played the skinflute...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel

She's a contra buffoon.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 05, 2022 12:03 PM (63Dwl)

L.O.L.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at October 05, 2022 12:08 PM (sI15f)

236 CA has the highest gas price and in the top 5 highest electric rates. And they vote 60%+ Democrat every single election.

Some people are perfectly happy with paying through the nose for energy.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at October 05, 2022 11:44 AM (3vQN0)
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Very fair - but in a state with non-existent ballot control - take everything you know about 2020, add in all the statistical anomalies from 2020, multiply by 10. That's California. It's an organized crime syndicate fronting as a state government. And they've reached peak stupidity. Once a few more states start suing all the techies for violating the T&C's all the time, the gravy tax train that is Silicon Vally will dry up, leaving the state bankrupt, and a kind of lord of the flies hell hole. California has much further to fall, it's all downhill from here.

Posted by: Black JEM at October 05, 2022 12:09 PM (xWZcb)

237 232 Stevie Nicks sounds like a goat to me.
Posted by: Miss Issippi

You have a singing goat ?
Posted by: JT at October 05, 2022 12:03 PM (T4tVD)

Only when Stevie shows up to my house.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at October 05, 2022 12:09 PM (sI15f)

238 I don't expect a win in NH, despite how poor a candidate Hasan is.

Senate will be 53 or 54 Republican.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 05, 2022 11:49 AM (wr6pm)
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Sure you saw this but Trafalgar has Hassan continuing to lose support. I'm not sure the governor can't pull the R over the line.

Posted by: Black JEM at October 05, 2022 12:11 PM (xWZcb)

239
Very few realize what comes from a barrel of oil.
If everyone goes electric, that bottom 15% that is used to make everything that is made from oil, will be able to use the other 85% of the barrel too.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace


So many people don't understand, or care what comes from a barrel of oil. Tell a New Yawker that the most important part of a New Yawk bagel is diesel fuel. Because last time I checked, they don't grow wheat in Central Park.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 05, 2022 12:12 PM (n+4am)

240 Canada showed us the government intervening in individuals' personal financial accounts when they those individuals disagreed with the government.

Posted by: T C at October 05, 2022 12:13 PM (oXfO0)

241 That is a net 10 loss of McConnell support in favor of Trump aligned Senators.

Could be 11, but I suspect Murkowski will win in AK.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 05, 2022 11:56 AM (wr6pm)
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I assume this sets up for 2024 GOP wins where Mitch can no longer control the Majority Leaders seat, and I assume he will retire.

Posted by: Black JEM at October 05, 2022 12:14 PM (xWZcb)

242 Canada showed us the government intervening in individuals' personal financial accounts when they those individuals disagreed with the government.
Posted by: T C at October 05, 2022 12:13 PM (oXfO0)


I am not sure how well that goes, in general. In Lebanon the banks are freezing accounts because the banks are going broke, and don't have the money to cover the customers deposits. So fairly ordinary people are holding the banks up to get their money out of their own accounts. That is really screwed up

Posted by: Kindltot at October 05, 2022 12:17 PM (xhaym)

243 ATM my biggest worry is that Dems will win MI and PA governor, which will be bad for 2024 cheating. Trump is going to need to win one of those two.

Also if Witmer wins, I expect her to be the 2024 Democrat nominee.
==
I don't see how Witmer loses. She is up five points, and nothing has been done to shut down the Detroit vote machine. Now the R AG is ahead.

Posted by: Black JEM at October 05, 2022 12:18 PM (xWZcb)

244 Whoa! You heard it here first, folks. (can't say I agree, but what the hell do I know)
Posted by: Archimedes at October 05, 2022 12:02 PM (ayzS/)
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others here have said Whitmer ever since the Democrats went balls to the wall to defend her governorship, arresting one opponent and dirty-tricking many others to disqualify them from the race.

Personally, I agree Whitmer is the Junta choice.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 05, 2022 12:21 PM (KwXeN)

245 Senate will be 53 or 54 Republican.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 05, 2022 11:49 AM (wr6pm)
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fantastic.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 05, 2022 12:22 PM (KwXeN)

246 We will also see Biden get 95% of his appointment picks sail through instead of 99.9%.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at October 05, 2022 11:54 AM (LvTSG)
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Just barely cynical enough!

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 05, 2022 12:23 PM (KwXeN)

247 I assume this sets up for 2024 GOP wins where Mitch can no longer control the Majority Leaders seat, and I assume he will retire.
Posted by: Black JEM at October 05, 2022 12:14 PM (xWZcb)
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per the TJM Rule in @190, I'm betting Bitch McConnell stays as ML

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 05, 2022 12:26 PM (KwXeN)

248 "The most common saxophones are soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 05, 2022 11:26 AM

What am I, chopped liver?"

Yep. Along with the sopranino, c-melody, and contrabass.

Posted by: buddhaha at October 05, 2022 12:27 PM (aAdBs)

249 >>>The despicable and dangerous concept called "ESG" is a product of cartelization.

ESG doesn't work, for me, as an acronym. I can never remember what it stands for. I know it's "woke." Eh, maybe that'll somehow hurt their cause.

Posted by: m at October 05, 2022 01:22 PM (r8enq)

250 198 "Dilbert," supposedly lost a lot of business by tilting at ESG.

https://dilbert.com/strip/2022-09-15

https://bit.ly/Scott_Smegged
Posted by: Marooned at October 05, 2022 11:56 AM (w6hJ9)

I would put my money on him!

Posted by: m at October 05, 2022 01:23 PM (r8enq)

251 "Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is a term used to represent an organization's corporate financial interests that focus mainly on sustainable and ethical impacts. Capital markets use ESG to evaluate organizations and determine future financial performance." (found via google)

Aagghh, I feel dumber for having read that.

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