The GOP Changes Candidates and Changes Strategies, But One Part of Its Failing Formula Never Changes: The Political Consultant Class That Profits Off Endless Losses

Victoria Marshall at The Federalist.

I'll say this about the Democrats: They would never put up with a cadre of failures like this.



For years, millions of dollars in grassroots donations have gone to prop up GOP candidates, only to end up in the pockets of the political consultant class. Back during the 2012 presidential election, 10 of the consulting firms behind the effort to get Mitt Romney to the White House grossed a combined $1 billion in the process. In the 2014 election cycle, the same consultants reaped more than $19.6 billion.

"Big money campaign consultants on the GOP side are in the business of losing," former Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp told The Federalist. "Investing in the ground game makes campaign consultants almost no money -- arguably it costs them money. On the other hand, hundreds of millions of ads put 10-15 percent of that total in hand of the media buyers/consultants -- and upwards of 30-50 percent of campaign mailers typically are profit."

In the 2020 election cycle, for example, four Republican House candidates in dead-end campaigns raised over $42 million combined but drew less than 30 percent of the vote in each of their races. A lot of that money went to pay consultants.

...

"When the incentive is on the money-making, it's time for Republicans to reexamine this consultant class establishment that's been running Republican Party politics," Huelskamp said.

Axiom, one of the top GOP consulting firms, grossed nearly $50 million this past federal election cycle -- despite having a success rate of only 55 percent in both the primaries and the general -- per the FEC.

In just one example, in Arizona's Republican primary for U.S. Senate, Blake Masters defeated Jim Lamon by a resounding 12 points -- after Lamon spent $13,829,274 on Axiom.

On the local level, Republican Lauren Davis ran for county judge in Dallas County, Texas. After spending more than $1 million -- roughly $600,000 of which went to Axiom -- she lost by 25 points.

Such bleak numbers are simply ignored by the political consulting class, which functions as a revolving door between congressional staff, GOP leadership PACs, and media consultants. Any Republican seeking higher office is immediately told which consulting firms and strategists he should hire within the GOP's insider network.

My dear departed friend Michael Flynn told me about this scam. If you run for office, you have to use the GOP insider network. You're forced to. Coerced to.

Because if you don't, the GOP insiders will tell other insiders to tell their donors not to donate to you and other vendors not to provide services to you. They'll starve you for money and make sure you lose -- unless you hire one of the incompetents from this guild, which ruthlessly enforces its right to do all political work for all GOP candidates.

And of course they all do this to make sure they all protect each other's phony-baloney jobs.

They make sure no one can enter this field, except through the guild system, which involves first being a useless office-worker hack in the GOP party structure. After you do your time as a useless GOP functionary, you get out and go into the field to make your real money as a consultant.

This is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. And because it is the pot at the end of the rainbow, all of the people who have gone through the guild accreditation system are very, very insistent that no outsiders are permitted to work in this area, except other Certified Guild Incompetents.

If you haven't spent years learning to repeat "Diversity is our strength" and "Jobs Americans won't do" and "What's good for foreign investors is what's good for America" on command as a GOP party staffer, then you're just not allowed to be GOP political consultant.

And obviously, this system only accepts very liberal effete urban RINO cvcks, who vote Democrat whenever no one's looking.


I mean, half of the former permanent GOP political consultant class is on Twitter right now yelling "Vote Blue No Matter Who."


Back in 2013, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh characterized the GOP consultant class as a "very close-knit, closed group" who are "making filthy amounts of money -- $150 million a campaign -- whether the candidate wins or loses." And "they're all moderates. None of them are really conservative."

I think Rush was too charitable.

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1 Howdy!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 23, 2022 03:16 PM (u73oe)

2 Yeah, this is a large part of the problem.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 23, 2022 03:17 PM (eOEVl)

3 I’ll call the otters.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 23, 2022 03:17 PM (u73oe)

4 Otters called.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 23, 2022 03:17 PM (u73oe)

5 Yet another con.

God thing I'm not a Republican voter, otherwise this would irk me.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 23, 2022 03:17 PM (u9YxO)

6 I mean, how could anyone run a campaign without insights like "you know, what we need here are some TV ads"? It's gold, I tellz ya.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 23, 2022 03:18 PM (eOEVl)

7 JEB!

Posted by: Remember Me? at November 23, 2022 03:18 PM (Y274z)

8 >> I mean, how could anyone run a campaign without insights like "you know, what we need here are some TV ads"? It's gold, I tellz ya.


Needs more White Board.

Posted by: Karl Rove at November 23, 2022 03:19 PM (926be)

9 I hate that word "moderate". Always used in the context of "I'm not an iccky "conservative."

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at November 23, 2022 03:20 PM (PiwSw)

10 I miss Rush.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 23, 2022 03:20 PM (lf83v)

11 It'll be up to the Trumps and DeSantis's of the world to say, "nahhhhh, I wouldn't hire you to pick up dog feces from my yard".

Once that happens, the sluice gates will open.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 23, 2022 03:20 PM (eOEVl)

12 I miss Rush.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot

+1

Posted by: She Hobbit at November 23, 2022 03:21 PM (ftFVW)

13 Trump won without the consultant class and they hate him for it.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 23, 2022 03:21 PM (u73oe)

14 *Dons Sandwich Board*

"Will Consult for Cash (millions)"

Posted by: Miklos, CONSULT ME at November 23, 2022 03:21 PM (NOVDU)

15 Yet another grift. One of a million in a country full of grift.
In fact, the only way to easy money is grifting, and 99% of it is legal!
Can you make more selling drugs or women or weapons? Unless you're the cartel, no.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at November 23, 2022 03:21 PM (FCbAQ)

16 I hate that word "moderate".
________

Me too. I see it a "people pleaser" label.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 23, 2022 03:21 PM (lf83v)

17 Mark Steyn has the tribute he wrote to Rush when he died up on his website.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 23, 2022 03:22 PM (w9YoI)

18 I mean, how could anyone run a campaign without insights like "you know, what we need here are some TV ads"? It's gold, I tellz ya.


Needs more White Board.


Whoa there, Thomas Paine. No need to get crazy.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 23, 2022 03:22 PM (eOEVl)

19 Hey! I highly represent this shitshow. And I'm not returning the $2.5 million Sam gave me.

Posted by: Sen. McConnell at November 23, 2022 03:22 PM (Y274z)

20 So many times I've wondered why Trump didn't start a third party after the 2020 election.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at November 23, 2022 03:22 PM (BdMk6)

21 so much rot in the GOP, so few people who can change it.

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at November 23, 2022 03:22 PM (MLrvz)

22 OT: Nothing is gonna bother me today. The sun is shining, the warmth is back, and my Thanksgiving preps (my pear apple ginger cranberry sauce, my pumpkin pie ice cream pie, my pumpkin pie dip, and my "gloppy" green bean casserole) were all tasted and declared outstanding (so even if the turkey fails, we have good food - and salad, b/c the youngest asked for that this year - I finally have the one person in America who asks for green salad on Thanksgiving). Life is good today and hopefully better tomorrow!

Posted by: Nova local at November 23, 2022 03:22 PM (exHjb)

23 Afternoon.

Fuck Joe Biden.

Fuck the grifters.

Life sucks do day drinking is a go.

In answer to a question on the last thread, truffles are a type of fungus.

Posted by: Robert at November 23, 2022 03:23 PM (1Yy3c)

24 The Scammer Class

Posted by: fd at November 23, 2022 03:23 PM (sn5EN)

25 Everything is Broken.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 23, 2022 03:23 PM (sAmhv)

26 21 it's a swamp of Green Bean Cassarole

Posted by: Beto Ochoa at November 23, 2022 03:23 PM (dzZCL)

27 I guess that's another piece of the failure theater puzzle in place. If they can make the money no matter what, control the success of genuine and phony candidates, and don't really believe the principles they espouse, then the last 20 years make so much more sense to me.

Posted by: She Hobbit at November 23, 2022 03:24 PM (ftFVW)

28 Anyone who needs a consultant shouldn't be running for office.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 23, 2022 03:24 PM (ZLI7S)

29 I'm wondering how many of the "outsider" candidates used these networks. Did Masters switch for the general? Guessing he didn't and that's why his donations were either small donors, or a handful of huge ones. Same with Vance, he seems like he wouldn't use that old network of RINOs.

If these guys could succeed without these consultants (and Masters did succeed in my eyes, and only fell short not because of the money itself, but because the act of pulling the money was Ms. Lindsey's nod to McCain Republicans to vote for Kelly) hopefully they can start pushing them out for advisors who actually have Republican principals, not just craving power.

Posted by: Rbastid at November 23, 2022 03:24 PM (N7MbR)

30 Trump had his share of "help" from this class too. That's how he made such awful choices for his advisors. He had Reince Priebus right next to him for an inordinate amount of time, and that guy was the very definition of what is being discussed here.

Posted by: Oldstoke at November 23, 2022 03:24 PM (TH2A9)

31 I don't know why I vote for the GOP anymore. Why would I support people who hate us?

Vote locally, and ignore most of these other swine.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 23, 2022 03:24 PM (d2bW3)

32 Dittos Rush.

Posted by: We miss you at November 23, 2022 03:24 PM (DhOHl)

33 As far as cons go, the con is in telling voters that the other side will do X so vote for us, when in reality the two parties have divided up the forever issues that appeal to their bases.
Overturning Roe throws a wrench into that, but it won't be long before the uniparty picks another issue they figure won't ever be resolved and whips up the base of each party against the other.

Btw, all this cash they grift has to come from someplace. Let it not be from you.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at November 23, 2022 03:25 PM (FCbAQ)

34 I would argue that they are democrats and are, in their minds, working from within the system to ensure the left stays in power no matter what and are taking money from right wing rubes that otherwise would have been spent effectively to elect conservatives. Win/win.

This isn't an addiction to failure, it is planned failure.

Posted by: Tom at November 23, 2022 03:25 PM (is8JS)

35 I don't give any money to any politician so it's not coming from me.

Posted by: fd at November 23, 2022 03:25 PM (sn5EN)

36 The obvious thing to do is to look at the consultant's W/L ratio. If you lose most of your races, why exactly do I need you? I can lose on my own.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 23, 2022 03:25 PM (eOEVl)

37 But the GOP loves to fail too, so it's only natural that they're drawn to consultants who also fail

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 23, 2022 03:26 PM (iFTx/)

38 I went to the Macy's Parade balloon inflation this afternoon by Central Park. No Hello Kitty balloon again this year. Bastards . . . .

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 23, 2022 03:27 PM (iFTx/)

39 On the bright side, the GOPe found a hill to die on. I mean, I'm not sure I'd have guessed that they would.

Posted by: Inogame, non alius regit at November 23, 2022 03:27 PM (53oGX)

40 Donald Trump's 2016 success was down to relying on Parscale and Cambridge Analytica much more than these tools.

After extensive lawfare, he pretty much won through the power of incumbency DESPITE a GOP email effort so toxic it was likely internal sabotage.

Now, of course, I suspect the consultant money is heading well away from Trump. Hmm, who could be benefitting from Conservative Inc...

Posted by: trev006 at November 23, 2022 03:27 PM (igJSL)

41 This is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
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They're after me election shams!

Posted by: Mc the Leprechaun at November 23, 2022 03:27 PM (Vwz3I)

42 I've never given a penny to a politician or a political party.

Posted by: Mr Mudpants's cliff notes at November 23, 2022 03:27 PM (Gibjk)

43 31 I don't know why I vote for the GOP anymore. Why would I support people who hate us?

Vote locally, and ignore most of these other swine.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 23, 2022 03:24 PM (d2bW3)

Yeah. DC is irreparably broken. Fuck DC. The individual states is where the action will be.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at November 23, 2022 03:27 PM (BdMk6)

44 "Trump had his share of "help" from this class too. That's how he made such awful choices for his advisors. He had Reince Priebus right next to him for an inordinate amount of time, and that guy was the very definition of what is being discussed here.
Posted by: Oldstoke"


It was a naive time. We have learned.

Posted by: fd at November 23, 2022 03:28 PM (sn5EN)

45 Now, of course, I suspect the consultant money is heading well away from Trump. Hmm, who could be benefitting from Conservative Inc...

Posted by: trev006


Tanned, rested, and ready...also boring.

Posted by: Mike Pence at November 23, 2022 03:28 PM (eOEVl)

46 Trump made lots of poor decisions, and they can all be explained in the context of trying to outsmart the GOP insiders.

Posted by: Eric in Atlanta at November 23, 2022 03:28 PM (ysBez)

47 Didn’t JJ’s book reveal that PDT’s war chest to fight fraud was wasted on worthless “advisers” by Ronna Romney? Iirc, Benjamin Braddock in the foreword revealed that.

Posted by: EveR at November 23, 2022 03:28 PM (ZRoxk)

48 The problem with not voting on a ballot line is some enterprising D can fill it in for you later.

Posted by: Ann at November 23, 2022 03:28 PM (rBu2O)

49 Magically delicious!

Posted by: Lucky Charms at November 23, 2022 03:28 PM (DhOHl)

50 Home now for a grocery store trip
Posted by: Skip

You're a braver man than I, Gunga Din !

Posted by: JT at November 23, 2022 03:29 PM (T4tVD)

51 There's a lot more money to be had in being the "Opposition Party " than the party in power.

The GOPe has no intention of ever winning anything more than marginally, if that.

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 23, 2022 03:29 PM (U2p+3)

52 The problem is with the Advent of Citizen journalists and social media we are now just finding out how deep the corruption is embedded in our federal government little did we know this probably has been going on since the second Congress. We're so boned...

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damnit! at November 23, 2022 03:30 PM (QzPUP)

53 >It was a naive time. We have learned.
Posted by: fd at November 23, 2022 03:28 PM (sn5EN)

Oh the old Reincester is still around:

https://is.gd/4hHCLk

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at November 23, 2022 03:30 PM (PiwSw)

54 Don't vote. It only encourages them.

Posted by: George Carlin at November 23, 2022 03:30 PM (DhOHl)

55 I forgot about Rinsed Penis. That guy was a piece of crap.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 23, 2022 03:31 PM (Gibjk)

56 Keep it classy, DC.

Shock Video: White ‘Karen’ Assaults Black DC Uber Driver, Repeatedly Calls Him the ‘N-Word’

https://tinyurl.com/9hry8ecj


Yep, makes me want to visit.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 23, 2022 03:31 PM (u9YxO)

57 Reinvent Priebus’ name alone should have disqualified him for anything.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 23, 2022 03:31 PM (w9YoI)

58 I forgot about Rinsed Penis. That guy was a piece of crap.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 23, 2022 03:31 PM (Gibjk)


Is. Is a piece of crap.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at November 23, 2022 03:31 PM (FCbAQ)

59 DC's not broken. It works exactly the way it's designed to work.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at November 23, 2022 03:32 PM (azZ8r)

60 57 Reinvent Priebus’ name alone should have disqualified him for anything.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 23, 2022 03:31 PM (w9YoI)

See. Even I don't like it.

Posted by: Autocucumber at November 23, 2022 03:32 PM (PiwSw)

61 I forgot about Rinsed Penis. That guy was a piece of crap.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 23, 2022 03:31 PM (Gibjk)



Low has the Star Khan fallen in the Hordes opinion.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at November 23, 2022 03:32 PM (yQpMk)

62 Re Truffle:

I liked him in Close Encounters.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 23, 2022 03:32 PM (w9YoI)

63 @Breaking911 · 23m
BREAKING: DOJ seeks to question Pence in Jan. 6 investigation against Trump - NYT

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) cancel your NY Post at November 23, 2022 03:33 PM (Vwz3I)

64 @Breaking911 · 23m
BREAKING: DOJ seeks to question Pence in Jan. 6 investigation against Trump - NYT
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) cancel your NY Post at November 23, 2022 03:33 PM (Vwz3I)



Waterboard him!

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at November 23, 2022 03:33 PM (yQpMk)

65 I mean fucking Karl Rove still has his gig at Faux Nooz. No one has failed upward more than fucking Rove. Cept maybe Biden.

The worthless grifting GOP

Posted by: Ex-GOP at November 23, 2022 03:33 PM (qPZhe)

66 Why is it that all the full time government types have fucked up names - Reince Priebus? As Dennis Miller said "Dick Luger, how about Schlong Uzi or Cock Beretta."

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at November 23, 2022 03:33 PM (OgrpQ)

67
I don't give any money to any politician so it's not coming from me.
Posted by: fd


The last time I gave out ANY political money was to Scott Brown back in 2010, in the special election to replace Ted the Swimmer. Gave his campaign $50. Within 48 hours, my credit card had been hacked and about a grand had been charged for all kinds of weird shit, including about a hundred bucks for porn. That's when I knew I was hacked, I'm not dumb enough to pay for porn when it's all over the intertubes for free. Got all my money back, but it was a major pain in the ass.

I don't trust any of these motherfuckers anymore.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 23, 2022 03:33 PM (n+4am)

68 I'll say this about the Democrats: They would never put up with a cadre of failures like this.

So...we're not running again in 2024? We have so much more to grift, though! We'll get 'em next time, trust us! Just donate $20 to our victory campaign to help us turn (insert red state name here) blue!

Posted by: Stacy Abrams, Charlie Crist and Beto at November 23, 2022 03:33 PM (JCZqz)

69 59 DC's not broken. It works exactly the way it's designed to work.
Posted by: occam's brassiere at November 23, 2022 03:32 PM (azZ8r)

Good point.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at November 23, 2022 03:34 PM (BdMk6)

70 My prime example for this has always been Nicole Wallace. I really hate that backstabbing grifter.

Posted by: pookysgirl remembers 2008 at November 23, 2022 03:34 PM (XKZwp)

71 Slayer - Dittohead

https://youtu.be/Gvyq6xYPwos

Posted by: Robert at November 23, 2022 03:34 PM (1Yy3c)

72 I honestly don't understand why the GOP can't kick Mitch McConnell to the curb. McConnell has never won anything. An NFL coach with his record would have been fired long ago without apologies or regret. Why does Turtle get away with losing nonstop?
I know it's politics.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at November 23, 2022 03:34 PM (eGTCV)

73 Elections, on both sides are all about making money for the movers and shakers. The GOP is apparently more interested in making money than policy.

Surprising nobody.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 23, 2022 03:35 PM (Q4IgG)

74 Pence probably volunteered.

Posted by: EveR at November 23, 2022 03:35 PM (ZRoxk)

75 I honestly don't understand why the GOP can't kick Mitch McConnell to the curb. McConnell has never won anything. An NFL coach with his record would have been fired long ago without apologies or regret. Why does Turtle get away with losing nonstop?
I know it's politics.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at November 23, 2022 03:34 PM (eGTCV)

Consistency

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at November 23, 2022 03:35 PM (OgrpQ)

76 I know it's politics.
Posted by: That NLurker guy at November 23, 2022 03:34 PM (eGTCV)

I know it is money.

Posted by: Ann at November 23, 2022 03:35 PM (rBu2O)

77 OT: Europe discovers space based solar, and claims it's at the head of the parade.

No. No you aren't.

It's a long commercial for giving ESA more money, so they can not compete with Elon and his ilk.

https://tinyurl.com/3t9sf8az

Posted by: Archimedes at November 23, 2022 03:36 PM (eOEVl)

78 Who names their child Reince?

Posted by: Just Wondering at November 23, 2022 03:36 PM (DhOHl)

79 Why is it that all the full time government types have fucked up names - Reince Priebus? As Dennis Miller said "Dick Luger, how about Schlong Uzi or Cock Beretta."
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at November 23, 2022 03:33 PM (OgrpQ)

LOL. If I would ever change my name, it would be to Cock Beretta.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at November 23, 2022 03:37 PM (BdMk6)

80 Hey Mitch. We gotta blame someone for all the losing and we're blaming you. You're fired.

What's so complicated about that?

Posted by: That NLurker guy at November 23, 2022 03:37 PM (eGTCV)

81 An NFL coach with his record would have been fired long ago without apologies or regret. Why does Turtle get away with losing nonstop?
I know it's politics.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at November 23, 2022 03:34 PM (eGTCV)

He's not a coach per se. More like an owner, ala Jerry Jones. Wins when he wants though, don't he?
That and committee assignments is how he stays in power.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at November 23, 2022 03:37 PM (FCbAQ)

82 Cue Johnny Rotten.

Posted by: mr tmz at November 23, 2022 03:37 PM (rJ48h)

83 I saw Rinsed Penis open for Captain Beefheart at St Bartholomews Bingo Hall and Cloistery in 69'

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damnit! at November 23, 2022 03:38 PM (QzPUP)

84 My actual cash contributions in the last 2 election cycles went to DJT and Lauren Boebert. I have however, contributed over$3000 dollars in Monopoly money to the GOP

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at November 23, 2022 03:38 PM (aNN4E)

85 my pear apple ginger cranberry sauce

Posted by: Nova local at November 23, 2022 03:22 PM (exHjb)

I know where I'm going for Thanksgiving!!!

Posted by: pookysgirl loves cranberries at November 23, 2022 03:38 PM (XKZwp)

86 4 Otters called.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 23, 2022 03:17 PM (u73oe)

Ow! My ass!

Posted by: Guy who says "Ow! My ass!" at November 23, 2022 03:38 PM (pLSJi)

87 What's so complicated about that?

Because the average Senator figures we'll keep voting for him, even if he votes to keep McConnell in place. It's probably a good bet.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 23, 2022 03:38 PM (eOEVl)

88 LOL. If I would ever change my name, it would be to Cock Beretta.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at November 23, 2022 03:37 PM (BdMk6)

Taurus. Clint Taurus.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at November 23, 2022 03:38 PM (xPJvm)

89
An NFL coach with his record would have been fired long ago without apologies or regret.

____________

Yo!

Posted by: Marvin Lewis at November 23, 2022 03:39 PM (MoZTd)

90 Nothing wrong with the Republican party that firing all the people paid to say their part of it wouldn't fix.

Posted by: DaveA at November 23, 2022 03:39 PM (FhXTo)

91 56 Keep it classy, DC.

Shock Video: White ‘Karen’ Assaults Black DC Uber Driver, Repeatedly Calls Him the ‘N-Word’

https://tinyurl.com/9hry8ecj


Yep, makes me want to visit.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 23, 2022 03:31 PM (u9YxO)
_______________

DC is the smelly sweaty asshole of the country. I'll bet you any amount of money I know which political party she votes for. How the fuck do you get into a fight with an Uber driver anyway??

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 23, 2022 03:39 PM (iFTx/)

92 and meanwhile, Barr is saying Trump will burn the whole house down, maybe this is what he meant.

or maybe he meant that the GOP leadership will continue in joining with the left in reacting to their very serious psychosis about trump

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at November 23, 2022 03:39 PM (MLrvz)

93 88 LOL. If I would ever change my name, it would be to Cock Beretta.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at November 23, 2022 03:37 PM (BdMk6)

Taurus. Clint Taurus.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at November 23, 2022 03:38 PM (xPJvm)

I'm Barbie Beretta, nice to meet you.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 23, 2022 03:40 PM (AsEYt)

94 Knew a guy in local GOP politics. He worked for a small time state representative who had his own local pollster for 20+ years. Knew is locale and district to a T.

Decided he wanted to move up to the big leagues and won his congressional primary over the national party objections. He was told exactly how Ace describes, use "our" pollster or you don't get a dime. He had to cut out his friend and 20+ year pollster against his will.

Posted by: bif at November 23, 2022 03:40 PM (KhQhF)

95 As Dennis Miller said "Dick Luger, how about Schlong Uzi or Cock Beretta."


I believe Baretta had a Cockatoo.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at November 23, 2022 03:40 PM (w9Wax)

96 DC is the smelly sweaty asshole of the country. I'll bet you any amount of money I know which political party she votes for. How the fuck do you get into a fight with an Uber driver anyway??
Posted by: Elric Blade
___

When the driver won't let you charge your phone in his car.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 23, 2022 03:40 PM (u9YxO)

97 And they all hate PDJT. He has all the right enemies.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 23, 2022 03:40 PM (0bUR0)

98
I mean fucking Karl Rove still has his gig at Faux Nooz. No one has failed upward more than fucking Rove. Cept maybe Biden.

The worthless grifting GOP
Posted by: Ex-GOP


That guy pulls a single win out of his squeekhole over 20 years ago, hasn't done shit since then, and he's still cited as some kind of political master.

Bitch, please.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 23, 2022 03:41 PM (n+4am)

99 Twitter communists now outraged that Musk "abused" them by unfairly shutting off their corporate credit cards after they got fired.

One of them wasn't even able to buy "farewell drinks" for her buddies because of this. Quelle horreur.

Yes, worse than a Victorian coal mine foreman or a Soviet gulag warden, that Musk.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 23, 2022 03:41 PM (bW8dp)

100 My actual cash contributions in the last 2 election cycles went to DJT and Lauren Boebert. I have however, contributed over$3000 dollars in Monopoly money to the GOP
Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at November 23, 2022 03:38 PM (aNN4E)

May I make a suggestion?

Next time you feel the need to make a political campaign donation? Just send the money to me.

I promise *crosses fingers behind back* that it will be put to better use and not be spent on liquor or Criterion Collection blurays.

Posted by: Robert at November 23, 2022 03:41 PM (1Yy3c)

101 My dear departed friend Michael Flynn told me about this scam. If you run for office, you have to use the GOP insider network. You're forced to. Coerced to.

Because if you don't, the GOP insiders will tell other insiders to tell their donors not to donate to you and other vendors not to provide services to you. They'll starve you for money and make sure you lose -- unless you hire one of the incompetents from this guild, which ruthlessly enforces its right to do all political work for all GOP candidates.

And of course they all do this to make sure they all protect each other's phony-baloney jobs.

And this is one of the big reasons why Don Bolduc - NH running against Maggie Hassan - lost.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 23, 2022 03:42 PM (N39Ws)

102 They are walking Poison Pills. If you run, it's a coin toss whether you win. If you are fighting fraud, they won't help you (concede for "the good of the system"). If you do win, they shuffle their plants into key spots (The entire initial Trump cabinet, pretty much, and most of the cabinet over the 4 year span, including the fucking VP.)

This will change (and is changing, slowly) when candidates stop being afraid of establishment threats and are sincere in fighting for and therefore trusting the people over the consultants. You don't need a squishy asshole billionaire throwing tens of millions at you if you have tens of millions of motivated constituents throwing 20 bucks.

Posted by: Oldstoke at November 23, 2022 03:42 PM (TH2A9)

103 Twitter communists now outraged that Musk "abused" them by unfairly shutting off their corporate credit cards after they got fired.
___

These snowflakes truly do not get how the world actually works.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 23, 2022 03:43 PM (u9YxO)

104 In earlier posts there are commenters that point out stuff like what is in this post as peddling "hopelessness and despondency", pointing out the Republican Party/GOP establishment track record and traits for the last 40+ years.

"The Republicans will do nothing like they always have!" = "shut up doomer/peddler of hopelessness, all you offer is flaccid platitudes and argumentum ad hominem"
There is no way, even though our ships sail in the same direction politically, we will be too busy arguing and fighting amongst each other on how to steer them to defeat the left. The term "Party Of Stupid" includes every single one of us, not just the establishment.

Posted by: JROD (Rick Perry/Scott Walker 2024) at November 23, 2022 03:43 PM (IlL6s)

105 And the cries of a thousand journos rent the air...

||Officials with knowledge of the investigation said they have not found a significant internet presence for Mr. Aldrich or a history of sharing hateful views against the LGBT community or others online.

"He's off social media." said one law-enforcement official with knowledge of the case. "There's not a lot about him."||

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) cancel your NY Post at November 23, 2022 03:43 PM (Vwz3I)

106 Shock Video: White ‘Karen’ Assaults Black DC Uber Driver, Repeatedly Calls Him the ‘N-Word’


I'm guessing that she will not receive a positive review by the driver.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 23, 2022 03:43 PM (eOEVl)

107 Low has the Star Khan fallen in the Hordes opinion.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at November 23, 2022 03:32 PM


It's not the first fall from grace.

Posted by: The 'Stashe, Billy Barr, & Eyepatch at November 23, 2022 03:44 PM (q3AEZ)

108 So I should Send Money?

Posted by: wth at November 23, 2022 03:44 PM (v0R5T)

109
How the fuck do you get into a fight with an Uber driver anyway??
Posted by: Elric Blade

___________

From what I've seen, it's mostly (but not always) women who get into fights. Me? I've taken one trip with Uber. He's driving and it's his car. I cam sit and shut up.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 23, 2022 03:44 PM (MoZTd)

110 86 4 Otters called.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 23, 2022 03:17 PM (u73oe)

Ow! My ass!
Posted by: Guy who says "Ow! My ass!" at November 23, 2022 03:38 PM (pLSJi)

You mean the guy who attacked Paul Pelosi

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 23, 2022 03:44 PM (N39Ws)

111
and meanwhile, Barr is saying Trump will burn the whole house down, maybe this is what he meant.

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner


Which is exactly why Trump was elected in the first place.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 23, 2022 03:44 PM (n+4am)

112 This will change (and is changing, slowly) when candidates stop being afraid of establishment threats and are sincere in fighting for and therefore trusting the people over the consultants. You don't need a squishy asshole billionaire throwing tens of millions at you if you have tens of millions of motivated constituents throwing 20 bucks.

If either Trump or DeS says they won't accept contributions over $100 (or whatever) I think they'll win in a walk.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 23, 2022 03:45 PM (eOEVl)

113 10 I miss Rush.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 23, 2022 03:20 PM (lf83v)

Me too, but by the R40 tour Geddy's voice was shot.
The boys were playing better than ever tho. Then we lost Neil.

Posted by: Sheriff Bart at November 23, 2022 03:45 PM (2cfUo)

114 "there are commenters that point out stuff like what is in this post as peddling "hopelessness and despondency""

It's a defense mechanism. If I thought it was really hopeless I dang sure wouldn't vote.

Posted by: fd at November 23, 2022 03:45 PM (sn5EN)

115 If Trump destroys the GOPe, I will laugh, and laugh...

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 23, 2022 03:45 PM (u9YxO)

116 85 my pear apple ginger cranberry sauce

Posted by: Nova local at November 23, 2022 03:22 PM (exHjb)

I know where I'm going for Thanksgiving!!!
Posted by: pookysgirl loves cranberries at November 23, 2022 03:38 PM (XKZwp)

Kids did love it - this year, it was 2 bags of fresh crans, 1 bottle of pear nectar (9 oz), a little under 1 1/4 cup sugar, 3 bartlett pears, 2 honeycrisp apples, and some powdered ginger. Beautifully tart, but refreshing too...should go REALLY well with the turkey tomorrow...the pear nectar was the best clearance item I bought over the last month (34 cents for the can, which really worked)...

Posted by: Nova local at November 23, 2022 03:46 PM (exHjb)

117 These are the very same consultants who sucked all the money out of those supporting the "Tea Party", then did nothing to advance the efforts of the "Tea Party"

Posted by: SMOD at November 23, 2022 03:46 PM (RHGPo)

118 Hey Mitch. We gotta blame someone for all the losing and we're blaming you. You're fired.

What's so complicated about that?
Posted by: That NLurker guy

He's so far past firing being adequate . He needs to be pilloried on the steps of the Lincoln memorial for the duration of the next congressional session. I will gladly ship overripe and rotten vegetables ro Puddleglum onna regular basis. I want blood and humiliation


Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at November 23, 2022 03:46 PM (aNN4E)

119 It occurs to me that a corrupted political consultant class would have a lot of opportunity to gather opposition research from the inside.

Besides simply being able to observe everything about you from up close, I imagine it's fairly standard practice for some high up consultant to take the candidate aside and say something like, "Listen, we are spending a lot of time and money on you. I need to know there are no surprises in your past that are going to destroy your campaign and put us all out of work. If there is anything, we can deal with it. I just need to know so we have a plan if things crop up."

At which point the politician quietly spills some dirt. Maybe not their deepest, darkest secrets, but something.

Posted by: bonhomme at November 23, 2022 03:46 PM (eyxn4)

120 Fucking Mega Millions...

The winning numbers included 23, 24 AND 2-fucking-5?!?

How is this shit not rigged?

Posted by: Robert at November 23, 2022 03:47 PM (1Yy3c)

121 "Then we lost Neil."

Which sucked.


A toast....to The Professor!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 23, 2022 03:47 PM (uLr+K)

122 This article - . - > hate Donald Trump, MTG, Rand Paul, Kari Lake, Lauren Boebert, Elise Stefanik (?)
They are self financed and can tell the Ruling Class to go and do unto themselves as they do to others.

Current leadership and that mentality must be wiped out.

Never donate to the party donate to the candidate.
There could be a candidate aggregator where we who send money could learn of good out of state candidates who need money. We could help dry the F'ng GOPe up.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 23, 2022 03:48 PM (gfCY0)

123 The thing I tell everyone about my experiences working in GOP politics and fundraising in DC is that they should take their estimation of everyone involved in "the GOP machine" and lower it by an order of magnitude.

The vast majority of pols themselves, and the self-licking ice cream cone of the GOP machine cogs are supremely unimpressive people. I don't fancy myself a soooper genius or anything, but a lot of these folks are dumber than a bag of dick hair, and about as useful as tits on a boar hog.

Posted by: ballistic at November 23, 2022 03:48 PM (oXNqT)

124 Ds do everything ace describes too. They do it better, of course. And these days they don't leave the candidate to chance. That might fuck things up. Someone with an original idea or two? Cant have that. Ds select and create candidates. Strobg minded, independent self starters need not apply. Easily controlled morons and bright young deep starters who don't have to be told how the game is played only, please.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at November 23, 2022 03:48 PM (azZ8r)

125
When the driver won't let you charge your phone in his car.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 23, 2022 03:40 PM

That lady needs to be punched in the face to find out what happens when you get in a strangers face and say horrible things. I blame social media. There are no repercussions online.
Just because you're a girl doesn't give you free rein to be abusive in the most horrific manner to strangers.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 23, 2022 03:48 PM (AsEYt)

126 109
How the fuck do you get into a fight with an Uber driver anyway??
Posted by: Elric Blade

___________

From what I've seen, it's mostly (but not always) women who get into fights. Me? I've taken one trip with Uber. He's driving and it's his car. I cam sit and shut up.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 23, 2022 03:44 PM (MoZTd)
__________________

I use Uber all the time in NYC. The driver (and app) knows exactly who you are and vice versa. It would be pretty dumb to get into a fight with anyone under those conditions. But as I mentioned above, I'll guarantee you this women was just the sort of angry wine karen leftists that ace is always caricaturing.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 23, 2022 03:49 PM (iFTx/)

127 Karl Rove's take on wokism.
https://tinyurl.com/8cbzxrrf

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damnit! at November 23, 2022 03:49 PM (QzPUP)

128 104
'The term "Party Of Stupid" includes every single one of us'

Speak for yourself.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at November 23, 2022 03:49 PM (VNGpB)

129 >>> At which point the politician quietly spills some dirt. Maybe not their deepest, darkest secrets, but something.
Posted by: bonhomme
--------------------------

Yes, they are the sickest of fucks.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 23, 2022 03:50 PM (gfCY0)

130 120 Fucking Mega Millions...

The winning numbers included 23, 24 AND 2-fucking-5?!?

How is this shit not rigged?
Posted by: Robert at November 23, 2022 03:47 PM (1Yy3c)
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Every number is as statistically likely as any other.

Posted by: ballistic at November 23, 2022 03:50 PM (oXNqT)

131 I understand that Karl Rove's folks were running commercials in Pennsylvania trashing the Republican Governor candidate while boosting Oz for Senate.

Posted by: SMOD at November 23, 2022 03:50 PM (RHGPo)

132 I guess in So. Africa they don't learn the usual childhood fables - like the frog and scorpion - because if Musk knew anything about the left and that fable - he'd have dump every one of these left wingers at the beginning and took his chances with advertisers without them.

Posted by: Boswell at November 23, 2022 03:50 PM (+Cgut)

133 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 23, 2022 03:51 PM (Zz0t1)

134 If you do win, they shuffle their plants into key spots (The entire initial Trump cabinet, pretty much, and most of the cabinet over the 4 year span, including the fucking VP.)

Posted by: Oldstoke at November 23, 2022 03:42 PM (TH2A9)

While this is true for the Defense/ AG picks (no one else was getting past the Senate, especially Rudy Giuliani), it's clear that Donald Trump's trade team was extremely effective. Meanwhile, Trump's foreign policy successes, culminating in the Abraham Accords, are all the more remarkable because he would had to relentlessly exclude the State Department at every step.

Posted by: trev006 at November 23, 2022 03:51 PM (igJSL)

135 92
'and meanwhile, Barr is saying Trump will burn the whole house down, maybe this is what he meant.'

Mr. Barr. You lay it too thick. I can only vote for Trump once

Posted by: Dr. Claw at November 23, 2022 03:51 PM (VNGpB)

136 Georgia Supreme Court put a stay on the dumbass lower court ruling that an abortion ban was illegal because abortion was legal when it was written. Its just a stay, until the appeal goes through, but for now abortion is again illegal in Georgia if there is a "Detectable heartbeat" which Stacy Abrams insists is fake

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2022 03:51 PM (cP/Ah)

137 Democrats pick real fking looser and they prop them up

Posted by: Skip at November 23, 2022 03:52 PM (xhxe8)

138 and meanwhile, Barr is saying Trump will burn the whole house down, maybe this is what he meant.

Yeah, I'm okay with that. I think honestly most voters are at this point.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2022 03:52 PM (cP/Ah)

139 131 that is correct. He is a cancer. A failure machine. But Jesse fucking Watters kisses his ass on prime time nightly

Posted by: Ex-GOP at November 23, 2022 03:52 PM (qPZhe)

140 83 I saw Rinsed Penis open for Captain Beefheart at St Bartholomews Bingo Hall and Cloistery in 69'
Posted by: I'm Gumby Damnit! at November 23, 2022 03:38 PM

I've never heard of Rinsed Penis, but they have to be better than Beefheart. You have to get to Yoko-levels of bad to give the Captain a challenge.

Posted by: Musical Moron at November 23, 2022 03:53 PM (JCZqz)

141 The Republican Party is not now, nor will it ever be "conservative".

Posted by: No Shirt Shylock at November 23, 2022 03:53 PM (PWI4f)

142 Excellent & educational post, Ace.

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at November 23, 2022 03:53 PM (e3m1/)

143 Somewhere in this country there is a guy named Dick Hair.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 23, 2022 03:53 PM (ZLI7S)

144 96 DC is the smelly sweaty asshole of the country. I'll bet you any amount of money I know which political party she votes for. How the fuck do you get into a fight with an Uber driver anyway??
Posted by: Elric Blade
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When the driver won't let you charge your phone in his car.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 23, 2022 03:40 PM (u9YxO)
__________________

Oh I see, but I doubt it started with that. Uber drivers make tips so they will usually try to keep riders happy. I'll bet the woman was just a nasty bitch as soon as she got in the car, and the driver just said the hell with this.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 23, 2022 03:53 PM (iFTx/)

145 The winning numbers included 23, 24 AND 2-fucking-5?!?

How is this shit not rigged?


The funny thing about truly random distributions, or as close as humans can get to truly random, is there will be clusters. If you hand a human a bunch of numbered balls and ask them to make a random series, they will likely try to evenly distribute the results so it looks "random."

It's entirely possible to get a 23, 24, 25 in a nearly random draw. It's not likely, but it's possible. It's just as possible you'll get a 37, 2, 45.

Posted by: bonhomme at November 23, 2022 03:53 PM (eyxn4)

146 Like so many words, "moderate" has evolved in it's basic meaning. You can substitute more descriptive words for more precise communication.
Example:

Moderate = limp wristed pussy, or
Moderate = fucking leftard, or
Moderate = pants pissing sissy, or
Moderate = sucks commie dick, or
Moderate = Cuckhold who gets off on humiliation.

Just a suggestion.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 23, 2022 03:53 PM (QSjkU)

147 42 I've never given a penny to a politician or a political party.

.. great idea. I made the mistake of making a "donation" and it took me 10 years to get off their mailing lists

Posted by: SMOD at November 23, 2022 03:53 PM (RHGPo)

148 Easily controlled morons and bright young deep starters who don't have to be told how the game is played only, please.
Posted by: occam's brassiere at November 23, 2022 03:48 PM (azZ8r)

They literally held an audition to run as a candidate and thus we get AOC. Dumb as dirt, but cute enough to get attention, and without any sort of moral compass so she'll say whatever they tell her to say.

Posted by: ballistic at November 23, 2022 03:54 PM (oXNqT)

149 111
and meanwhile, Barr is saying Trump will burn the whole house down, maybe this is what he meant.

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner
-------------------------------------

I've got an idea about Barr and that octopus that he sucks on.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 23, 2022 03:54 PM (gfCY0)

150 Every number is as statistically likely as any other.

True, but in sequence the chances become statistically even less likely every time. Its not any sense that the thing is rigged or something if you see three numbers in sequence but its really unlikely.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2022 03:54 PM (cP/Ah)

151 137 Democrats pick real fking looser and they prop them up
Posted by: Skip at November 23, 2022 03:52 PM (xhxe

You'd better not be talking about my Lumpypoo!

Consequences!

Posted by: Giselle Fetterman at November 23, 2022 03:54 PM (PiwSw)

152 Jesse Watters, like Tucker Carlson, is a fratty rich kid who knows what his job is.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at November 23, 2022 03:54 PM (azZ8r)

153 Clint Taurus.

That cracked me up.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 23, 2022 03:54 PM (Zz0t1)

154
I've got an idea about Barr and that octopus that he sucks on.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 23, 2022 03:54 PM (gfCY0)



I'm listening......

Posted by: Kurt Eichenwald at November 23, 2022 03:55 PM (Zz0t1)

155 Inquiry: Is it okay to use a frother to make a Manhattan?

Posted by: Robert at November 23, 2022 03:55 PM (1Yy3c)

156 Shock Video: White ‘Karen’ Assaults Black DC Uber Driver, Repeatedly Calls Him the ‘N-Word’

How AWFL of her.

Posted by: SWIDT? at November 23, 2022 03:55 PM (pLSJi)

157 I still get mail for my mother, who died 18 years ago

Posted by: SMOD at November 23, 2022 03:56 PM (RHGPo)

158 I think the power sharing agreement between Republicans and Democrats is really more about the distribution of the graft. The problem, as I see it, is that the Democrats are every bit as ruthless on the political side as they are on the grifting side.

The Republicans just want a check.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 23, 2022 03:56 PM (Q4IgG)

159 121 "Then we lost Neil."

Which sucked.

A toast....to The Professor!
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 23, 2022 03:47 PM

To The Professor!! Your like will never be seen again.

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at November 23, 2022 03:57 PM (Oq/TM)

160 They literally held an audition to run as a candidate and thus we get AOC.

You could do worse than a Big Juicy Booty ™

Posted by: Ex-GOP at November 23, 2022 03:57 PM (qPZhe)

161 Inquiry: Is it okay to use a frother to make a Manhattan?
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Yes, if you're concussed Peggy Bundy and you mean a 'frother'.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) cancel your NY Post at November 23, 2022 03:58 PM (Vwz3I)

162 Twitter communists now outraged that Musk "abused" them by unfairly shutting off their corporate credit cards after they got fired.

Yes I find that deeply hilarious. But as SMH says these are young people who have no real understanding of how the world actually works. They went from helicopter mommy saving them from any hardship or pain, to college profs doing the same, to Twitter job where they had free lunch, wine on top, safe space rooms, rooftop yoga, and had to come in like 7 hours a week.

They're ignorant and arrogant in equal measures and it is painful to watch. Its very cringeworthy.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2022 03:58 PM (cP/Ah)

163 I miss Lee Atwater.

Posted by: The Fool at November 23, 2022 03:58 PM (1dzqn)

164 Barr's mind is still back in the 80's before Newt pushed the Democrats out of their 40 years of House controlled and then went fucking insane.
That time is over, and the Democrats at DOJ played him.

Posted by: SMOD at November 23, 2022 03:58 PM (RHGPo)

165 Shock Video: White ‘Karen’ Assaults Black DC Uber Driver, Repeatedly Calls Him the ‘N-Word’

How AWFL of her.
Posted by: SWIDT? at November 23, 2022 03:55 PM (pLSJi)



She had manface. I'm impressed that the man didn't knock her the fuck out and claim he didn't know she wasn't a man because she looks like one.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 23, 2022 03:59 PM (Zz0t1)

166 Because if you don't, the GOP insiders will tell other insiders to tell their donors not to donate to you and other vendors not to provide services to you.
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So they operate exactly like the Left does when you try to make speech more free.

{pondering emoji}

Posted by: ... at November 23, 2022 03:59 PM (nH2om)

167 163 I miss Lee Atwater.

... Lee would love this environment

Posted by: SMOD at November 23, 2022 03:59 PM (RHGPo)

168 She had manface. I'm impressed that the man didn't knock her the fuck out and claim he didn't know she wasn't a man because she looks like one.

"You punched that woman in the face!"
"Hey, I didn't want to assume anyone's gender"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2022 04:00 PM (cP/Ah)

169 157 I still get mail for my mother, who died 18 years ago
Posted by: SMOD at November 23, 2022 03:56 PM (RHGPo)

Bet she still votes too

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 23, 2022 04:00 PM (N39Ws)

170 155 Inquiry: Is it okay to use a frother to make a Manhattan?
Posted by: Robert at November 23, 2022 03:55 PM (1Yy3c)

____________________

Yes. I prefer just shaking it to give a nice little froth on top. Ignore all the stirring fetishists on this site who recoil with horror at the thought of shaking a Manhattan. They need therapy. The froth adds a little flavor and more mouthfeel, as well as looking prettier. Shaking makes it a better drink. Go to any high end bar with experienced bartenders and order a Manhattan. They will shake it unless you say otherwise.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 23, 2022 04:00 PM (iFTx/)

171 That time is over, and the Democrats at DOJ played him.

Posted by: SMOD at November 23, 2022 03:58 PM (RHGPo)

Oh yeah Barr got played like the Briar Patch played Brer Rabbit.

Posted by: ... at November 23, 2022 04:00 PM (nH2om)

172 > Twitter communists now outraged that Musk "abused" them by unfairly shutting off their corporate credit cards after they got fired.

Wait, what? Every manager I've ever known who had a corporate credit card was very careful about only using that card for business purposes. The ones who weren't careful got an earful and either shaped up or got fired fast.

If these people think they have the right to use a corpo card after being fired, they were definitely using it for personal purposes before.

Posted by: bonhomme at November 23, 2022 04:01 PM (eyxn4)

173 Just want to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to the Horde!!

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at November 23, 2022 04:01 PM (Oq/TM)

174 and meanwhile, Barr is saying Trump will burn the whole house down, maybe this is what he meant.

Yeah, I'm okay with that. I think honestly most voters are at this point.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


I'll be pissed with Trump if he doesn't. I done with status quo. Status quo = Bushes.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2022 04:02 PM (H6Wmi)

175 Les Atwater would be in jail in this environment. Roger Stone and Paul Manafort were his partners once upon a time. He'd have been taken out long ago.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at November 23, 2022 04:02 PM (azZ8r)

176 Put a fork in it.

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at November 23, 2022 04:02 PM (ytSiK)

177 "You punched that woman in the face!"
"Hey, I didn't want to assume anyone's gender"
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2022 04:00 PM (cP/Ah)

Diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Posted by: Equal rights...and lefts at November 23, 2022 04:02 PM (pLSJi)

178 You see just how ruthless Republicans can be as soon as it's time for them to fight *us*.

Posted by: ... at November 23, 2022 04:02 PM (nH2om)

179 Happy Thanksgiving Scoob!

Posted by: screaming in digital at November 23, 2022 04:02 PM (pkAcY)

180 I think this explains the snakebit part.

Posted by: Axeman at November 23, 2022 04:03 PM (AylM0)

181 140. Yeah but. the 'Lick My Decals Off Baby' tour was awesome. CB opened for Eric Burton and War member 'Spill the Wine' ? The visibility at the Spectrum in Philly was very cloudy that day I tell you.. - Key Master Louis Tully.Ghost Buster alum...

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damnit! at November 23, 2022 04:03 PM (QzPUP)

182 Anyone who needs a consultant shouldn't be running for office.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 23, 2022 03:24 PM (ZLI7S)

Good point. Hire an ad agency to do the grunt work, but if you don't know how to connect with your voters, you are a grifter!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 23, 2022 04:03 PM (XIJ/X)

183 @128 Dr. Claw-Nope. I'll gladly paint with a broad brush on this. I'll continue to fight, but we are fighting a losing battle precisely for the reasons I described. Even though the left is a complete clusterfuck, we are even worse. The left advance their ideology in spite of themselves. Even with what we've won this past election, given the track record of the last 40+ years of the GOPe, we will not advance shit.

.......but this election cycle the candidates are different, said every f'ing conservative that gets continually burned every election cycle by supposed "conservative" candidates. Party Of Stupid.

Posted by: JROD (Rick Perry/Scott Walker 2024) at November 23, 2022 04:03 PM (IlL6s)

184 My lucky fkn day. Went to start the car to go to the store. Dead battery, all neighbors are gone. Call insurance for roadside asst. after email and local phone didn't work. 45 mins.

Posted by: Infidel at November 23, 2022 04:04 PM (Ur3ox)

185 Dude, the winning numbers are listed in numerical order, regardless of the actual order in which they're drawn. So, having 23, 24, and 25 in the winning numbers mix does not mean they were drawn in that order. Sheesh...

Posted by: Angzarr the Cromulent at November 23, 2022 04:04 PM (S7une)

186 Elon the Repo Man cancelled their credit cards? The horror.

Posted by: wth at November 23, 2022 04:05 PM (v0R5T)

187 I still get mail for my mother, who died 18 years ago
Posted by: SMOD


I still get phone calls for mine after 6 years. We didn't even have the same phone number. Data handling is sloppy AF out there.

Posted by: Brother Tim, still the worst commenter on the blog at November 23, 2022 04:05 PM (OUMaO)

188 The elected/appointed GOP is nothing but a bunch of useless functionaries who run fucked-up, substandard PR campaigns nobody believes in, on behalf of their own bosses, the Democrat Party.

It only makes sense for them to employ the same in their own field operations.

The consultant class is a perfect for the Republicans, as they are a perfect fit for the Democrats. Everything runs exactly as it's supposed to.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 23, 2022 04:05 PM (oINRc)

189 Former "Best GOP Governor in the US" Scott Walker had his short-lived Presidential run derailed by these people.

Posted by: Little Larry Sellers at November 23, 2022 04:05 PM (zdYK9)

190 People are stupid. Stupid bitch didn't know who the uber driver was. Would she have been surprised if he had reached out and slowly choked her stupid ass to death? Stupid people get stupid rewards.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 23, 2022 04:05 PM (QSjkU)

191 Never thought of it like you put it. Explains a lot in California. They are all perfectly happy to lose. They get rich and we get screwed

Posted by: Pj at November 23, 2022 04:05 PM (g4PiN)

192 The froth adds a little flavor and more mouthfeel, as well as looking prettier. Shaking makes it a better drink. Go to any high end bar with experienced bartenders and order a Manhattan. They will shake it unless you say otherwise.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 23, 2022 04:00 PM (iFTx/)

You bruise the bourbon, and that is criminal. Plus, the foam adds nothing but air, which I guess reminds you of the frothy frozen drinks of your youth.

As for quality bartenders? I have never seen a good one shake a Manhattan, and I never specify.

You need help. You are a traitor to American whiskey, and you will go to hell for it.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 23, 2022 04:06 PM (XIJ/X)

193 >>> ... I've ever known who had a corporate credit card was very careful about only using that card for business purposes. The ones who weren't careful got an earful and either shaped up or got fired fast.

Posted by: bonhomme
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Took months of Ba$eball tickets to get a manager at one of my accounts to pull down the red flag. Two weeks later he's busted for company card abuse.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 23, 2022 04:06 PM (gfCY0)

194 186 Elon the Repo Man cancelled their credit cards? The horror.
Posted by: wth at November 23, 2022 04:05 PM (v0R5T)

You don't mess with the Repo Man.

Posted by: Zombie Harry Dean Stanton at November 23, 2022 04:06 PM (PiwSw)

195 Stupid people get stupid rewards.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 23, 2022 04:05 PM (QSjkU)

Sometimes they get government sinecures, board appointments, and executive positions.

Posted by: Life ain't fair. Or a meritocracy. at November 23, 2022 04:06 PM (pLSJi)

196 OT: Just heard from someone who may be interested in buying Jesse's Subaru... need a prayer or two that this will work out, I am stressed about selling this car before I move!

Posted by: screaming in digital at November 23, 2022 04:06 PM (pkAcY)

197 My lucky fkn day. Went to start the car to go to the store. Dead battery, all neighbors are gone. Call insurance for roadside asst. after email and local phone didn't work. 45 mins.
Posted by: Infidel
___

I know the feeling.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 23, 2022 04:06 PM (u9YxO)

198 I know people who wouldn't play 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 because "that would never happen".

Boy do I have some bad news for *them*.

Posted by: ... at November 23, 2022 04:06 PM (nH2om)

199 and meanwhile, Barr is saying Trump will burn the whole house down, maybe this is what he meant.

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Flipping through radio channels this morning, and caught a segment where that asshat Hugh Hewitt said Kari Lake didn't lose because of fraud -- but rather because she was "Too Trumpy for Arizonans" -- and mocking those us who live here, saying we deserve Katie Hobbs.

You can't have it both ways, genius ...

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at November 23, 2022 04:07 PM (e3m1/)

200 You have flipped a coin nine times and it’s come up heads on all nine. You are about to flip it again. What are the odds it comes up heads?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 23, 2022 04:07 PM (u73oe)

201 Prayers up, SiD.

Posted by: ... at November 23, 2022 04:07 PM (nH2om)

202 And "they're all moderates. None of them are really conservative."


Yeh, about that...

They are demoncrat operatives who are there to make sure conservatives lose.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 23, 2022 04:07 PM (Wy1BU)

203 Anyone who needs a consultant shouldn't be running for office.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 23, 2022 03:24 PM (ZLI7S)
........

Yep. Everybody should know what a sack of cash looks like.

Posted by: wth at November 23, 2022 04:07 PM (v0R5T)

204 172 > Wait, what? Every manager I've ever known who had a corporate credit card was very careful about only using that card for business purposes.

... I had a corporate AMEX card that got renewed every year for 4 years after I left that employer. The key rule to using it was to pay it off promptly every month.

Posted by: SMOD at November 23, 2022 04:07 PM (RHGPo)

205 Beginning to think the lesser of two evil isnt.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at November 23, 2022 04:08 PM (Os3ns)

206 At the height of his potential political viabilty, they flattered Petraeus by giving him a cool job he never thought he'd do buy could only help his resume. The dummy fell for it

Ds are good at this shit

Posted by: occam's brassiere at November 23, 2022 04:08 PM (4VaIk)

207 I figure the article doesn't cover a couple of other points. Nepotism and fucking each other.

I'm pretty much convinced the only fix is for a nuke to go off in DC.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at November 23, 2022 04:08 PM (cMXNt)

208
It's all just money-laundering. Any fuckin' idiot can run on a vague platform and then vote how Valerie Jarrett's factors command them to.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 23, 2022 04:08 PM (oINRc)

209 I'll bet the woman was just a nasty bitch as soon as she got in the car, and the driver just said the hell with this.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 23, 2022 03:53 PM (iFTx/)

I have taken Uber a lot, and I have never experienced anything more unpleasant than bad taste in music.

It's a transaction...why anybody would take it more seriously than that is beyond me.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 23, 2022 04:09 PM (XIJ/X)

210 You bruise the bourbon

Girlfriend drinking bourbon and coke said No pour the bourbon last, on top of the coke, otherwise you bruise it.

Ha, she wanted to suck the bourbon off the top before it got lost.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 23, 2022 04:09 PM (gfCY0)

211 196 Get a portable battery charger and put in the trunk. Really cheap and you can use it to charge a phone/laptop in a pinch.

Posted by: Regular joe at November 23, 2022 04:09 PM (nnp+f)

212 200 You have flipped a coin nine times and it’s come up heads on all nine. You are about to flip it again. What are the odds it comes up heads?
Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 23, 2022 04:07 PM (u73oe)

100% by the Bayesian approach, 50% by the statistical syllogism that you start the process with having no data gathered(n-sided object default guess).

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 23, 2022 04:09 PM (eYoxG)

213 Idahoans?

Posted by: JackStraw at November 23, 2022 04:09 PM (ZLI7S)

214 When did the consultant class come into being? Did Washington have consultants? How bout Madison? Lincoln?
Why would you need them, unless you suck and have to have someone tell you how to act and speak?

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 23, 2022 04:10 PM (QSjkU)

215 I still get mail for my mother, who died 18 years ago
Posted by: SMOD

I still get phone calls for mine after 6 years. We didn't even have the same phone number. Data handling is sloppy AF out there.
Posted by: Brother Tim


Pappymahem has been gone for almost three years and I still get fan mail for him from charities and political groups and hearing aid distributors. On the bright side, I also get a nice variety of calendars to choose from.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 23, 2022 04:10 PM (Wy1BU)

216 Bruise the bourbon? Fuckin bourbon had it coming.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 23, 2022 04:10 PM (u73oe)

217 It wasn't a girl killed in the Jerusalem bombing today...

@IsraelinCanada · 9h
As Canadians awoke this morning, we learned of the horrifying terror attacks at separate bus stops in #Jerusalem.

16 year old Canadian Yeshiva student, Aryeh Shchoupik, was killed in the attack. We are devastated. May his memory be a blessing.

At least 18 others were injured.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) cancel your NY Post at November 23, 2022 04:10 PM (Vwz3I)

218 Idahoans?

Posted by: JackStraw at November 23, 2022 04:09 PM (ZLI7S)
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Idahanders?

Posted by: Axeman, Michigander at November 23, 2022 04:11 PM (AylM0)

219 My lucky fkn day. Went to start the car to go to the store. Dead battery, all neighbors are gone. Call insurance for roadside asst. after email and local phone didn't work. 45 mins.
Posted by: Infidel


Found out that it would cost $4500 to repair my truck, and even that wouldn't likely make it pass the next inspection. Fuck it, I guess I get to buy a new one.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at November 23, 2022 04:11 PM (wmDcS)

220 I still get phone calls for mine after 6 years. We didn't even have the same phone number. Data handling is sloppy AF out there.
Posted by: Brother Tim, still the worst commenter on the blog at November 23, 2022 04:05 PM (OUMaO)


There are a number of subscription services that link names to phone numbers, and most of them are bad.
Which is unimportant when you have auto-dialing for your call center because the ones writing the checks are not the ones getting screamed at for calling a deceased's nephew in a different state.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 23, 2022 04:12 PM (xhaym)

221 197 My lucky fkn day. Went to start the car to go to the store. Dead battery, all neighbors are gone. Call insurance for roadside asst. after email and local phone didn't work. 45 mins.
Posted by: Infidel
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I know the feeling.
Posted by: SMH
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Took six (6) hours to get a flat changed.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 23, 2022 04:12 PM (gfCY0)

222 My lucky fkn day. Went to start the car to go to the store. Dead battery, all neighbors are gone. Call insurance for roadside asst. after email and local phone didn't work. 45 mins.
Posted by: Infidel
.......

You ARE lucky. I went to the store today and it was a nuthouse.

Posted by: wth at November 23, 2022 04:12 PM (v0R5T)

223
I know the feeling.
Posted by: SMH

And then off to Batteries Plus for new battery. Not of my list of things to do today.

Posted by: Infidel at November 23, 2022 04:12 PM (Ur3ox)

224 > I had a corporate AMEX card that got renewed every year for 4 years after I left that employer. The key rule to using it was to pay it off promptly every month.

That's really clever. You get to use the benefits of the card. I wouldn't have the balls to do it. I'd be worried someone would nail me for fraud. Yeah, you're paying the bill, but you're getting benefits that don't exactly belong to you.

Posted by: bonhomme at November 23, 2022 04:12 PM (eyxn4)

225 Whew !
It's a good thing Wal-Mart pulled its weapons off the market a few years ago.

Ya know?

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damnit! at November 23, 2022 04:12 PM (QzPUP)

226 202 And "they're all moderates. None of them are really conservative."

.. yeah. That became painfully obvious with the McCain Presidential campaign, when his primary advisors wouldn't stay around for the general election in November

Posted by: SMOD at November 23, 2022 04:13 PM (RHGPo)

227 "When did the consultant class come into heing?"

Kennedy era, probably. The second most overrated president in history made politics "cool". An industry was born.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at November 23, 2022 04:13 PM (JujKB)

228
Any GOP candidate can visit NRO or RedState or whomever, and pay a graphic designer a pittance to assemble campaign mailers and put up snotty tweets repeating the daily controlled opposition messaging they read there.

Alternatively, any GOP candidate can visit a Trump rally, and pay a graphic designer a pittance to assemble campaign mailers and put up snotty tweets repeating the actual opposition messaging they hear and then govern the way NRO says they should.

None of these consultants are needed at all. Money laundering.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 23, 2022 04:13 PM (oINRc)

229 Idahoans?

Posted by: JackStraw at November 23, 2022 04:09 PM (ZLI7S)
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Idahanders?
Posted by: Axeman, Michigander at November 23, 2022 04:11 PM (AylM0)
.......

Idahoids.

Posted by: wth at November 23, 2022 04:13 PM (v0R5T)

230 You need help. You are a traitor to American whiskey, and you will go to hell for it.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 23, 2022 04:06 PM (XIJ/X)

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Heh. Where's Bitter Clinger when you need him to help testify in a potential capital offense?.

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at November 23, 2022 04:13 PM (e3m1/)

231 I will gladly ship overripe and rotten vegetables ro Puddleglum onna regular basis. I want blood and humiliation


I would gladly do it, but I work in Arlington now. My arm isn't strong enough to throw over the Potomac.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 23, 2022 04:13 PM (sAmhv)

232 Elon the Repo Man cancelled their credit cards? The horror.

But Elon and AOC seem to have buried the hatchet.

https://twitter.com/mazemoore/
status/1595305491156111361

(please to be removing space)

Posted by: t-bird at November 23, 2022 04:13 PM (CaJIi)

233 No.... *I* da ho.

Posted by: Kamala at November 23, 2022 04:14 PM (nH2om)

234 Took six (6) hours to get a flat changed.

Posted by: Braenyard
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You can't change a tire by yourself?

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 23, 2022 04:14 PM (u9YxO)

235 Idahnos

Posted by: occam's brassiere at November 23, 2022 04:14 PM (JujKB)

236 Idaho murder LE news conference: "We got nuthin."

Posted by: Let gp Sink In at November 23, 2022 04:15 PM (24fqN)

237 'Hos

Posted by: Axeman at November 23, 2022 04:15 PM (AylM0)

238 I have beaten Scotch whiskey black and blue, and it still tastes like roofing tar.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 23, 2022 04:15 PM (QSjkU)

239 221 197 My lucky fkn day. Went to start the car to go to the store. Dead battery, all neighbors are gone. Call insurance for roadside asst. after email and local phone didn't work. 45 mins.
Posted by: Infidel
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Amazon has Schaumberg 10/20 with a quick start 50amp charger for $70. Schaumberg is a good product and the Quick Start works. They aren't big.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 23, 2022 04:15 PM (gfCY0)

240 While I was going door to door in 2016 I came across an older man that said he worked in the Ford admin and then became a lobbyist. He said he met every President from Nixon up to Clinton. I asked him who he was planning to vote for. He said he never tells anyone because lobbyists don't tell (even after 16 years of retirement). I got the impression it was all $$$$ to him and he didn't care about policy, principles or anything. I figure these consultants are the exact same.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at November 23, 2022 04:15 PM (cMXNt)

241 Elon the Repo Man cancelled their credit cards? The horror.
Posted by: wth at November 23, 2022 04:05 PM (v0R5T)

You don't mess with the Repo Man.
Posted by: Zombie Harry Dean Stanton

That's INTENSE

Posted by: Miklos, going to get sushi and not pay at November 23, 2022 04:15 PM (NOVDU)

242 It makes perfect sense when you realize the Republican party is only permitted to exist to perpetuate the illusion of represenative government.

Posted by: Word to your mother at November 23, 2022 04:15 PM (n5qr8)

243 210 You bruise the bourbon

Girlfriend drinking bourbon and coke said No pour the bourbon last, on top of the coke, otherwise you bruise it.

Ha, she wanted to suck the bourbon off the top before it got lost.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 23, 2022 04:09 PM (gfCY0)

Sounds like marriage material to me.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 23, 2022 04:16 PM (N39Ws)

244 192 The froth adds a little flavor and more mouthfeel, as well as looking prettier. Shaking makes it a better drink. Go to any high end bar with experienced bartenders and order a Manhattan. They will shake it unless you say otherwise.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 23, 2022 04:00 PM (iFTx/)

You bruise the bourbon, and that is criminal. Plus, the foam adds nothing but air, which I guess reminds you of the frothy frozen drinks of your youth.

As for quality bartenders? I have never seen a good one shake a Manhattan, and I never specify.

You need help. You are a traitor to American whiskey, and you will go to hell for it.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 23, 2022 04:06 PM (XIJ/X)
___________________________

There is none so blind as those who will not see! First, a good manhattan is made with rye, not bourbon. The bourbon and sweet vermouth makes the drink too sweet. Second, there is no such thing as "bruising" alcohol; just do a better job of managing ice-to-booze ratio. Whatever the "froth" is, it adds texture to the drink -- which is part of the reason for making a cocktail. If I wanted just "regular" booze I would drink the whiskey straight.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 23, 2022 04:16 PM (iFTx/)

245 The GOP needs to be dismantled and built back from the ground up.

Change my mind.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at November 23, 2022 04:16 PM (fs1hN)

246 You bruise the bourbon, and that is criminal. Plus, the foam adds nothing but air, which I guess reminds you of the frothy frozen drinks of your youth.

Correct, other than the fact that bourbon belongs nowhere near a Manhattan. Rye is the correct whiskey, along with a decent Maraschino cherry.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 23, 2022 04:16 PM (eOEVl)

247 You can't change a tire by yourself?

My mom taught me that, dad would have but he was out of town at that time. I can do it but I'd really rather not.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2022 04:16 PM (cP/Ah)

248 I will gladly ship overripe and rotten vegetables ro Puddleglum onna regular basis. I want blood and humiliation

I would gladly do it, but I work in Arlington now. My arm isn't strong enough to throw over the Potomac.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 23, 2022 04:13 PM (sAmhv)

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One word: Trebuchet!

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at November 23, 2022 04:16 PM (e3m1/)

249 "When did the consultant class come into heing?"

Kennedy era, probably. The second most overrated president in history made politics "cool". An industry was born.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at November 23, 2022 04:13 PM (JujKB)

Mark Hanna for McKinley...1896. But he won!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 23, 2022 04:17 PM (XIJ/X)

250 "The GOP needs to be dismantled and built back from the ground up."

There are no uncorrupted personnel left to recruit from.

Posted by: Let gp Sink In at November 23, 2022 04:17 PM (24fqN)

251 @244
So, you're both right and both wrong. Stirred, not shaken, rye, not bourbon. Angostura bitters and a Luxardo cherry. This isn't complicated.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 23, 2022 04:18 PM (eOEVl)

252 and meanwhile, Barr is saying Trump will burn the whole house down, maybe this is what he meant.


The ruling caste keeps coming up with reasons to vote for Trump.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 23, 2022 04:18 PM (sAmhv)

253 Take a look at the western border of Montana and tell me it isn't Joe Biden sniffing Idaho.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 23, 2022 04:18 PM (ZLI7S)

254 There is none so blind as those who will not see! First, a good manhattan is made with rye, not bourbon.

I like my Manhattans Old Fashioned.

Posted by: Miklos, who is not actually picky at November 23, 2022 04:18 PM (NOVDU)

255 Idaho murder LE news conference: "We got nuthin."

Yeah that one is interesting. According to police, the worst kind of killing is the random one by someone just passing through. Super hard to solve. If someone is careful to avoid the easy to spot forensics stuff it becomes old fashioned cop work and sometimes nobody notices anything. Then what do you do? The case goes cold and you hope something comes up.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2022 04:18 PM (cP/Ah)

256 IdaHoHo's

Posted by: wth at November 23, 2022 04:18 PM (v0R5T)

257 Idahodians

Posted by: bonhomme at November 23, 2022 04:18 PM (eyxn4)

258 >>If I wanted just "regular" booze I would drink the whiskey straight.


Like an actual man.

Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2022 04:18 PM (926be)

259 Tom MacDonald promo for his new albums is fitting for this thread.
https://tinyurl.com/2p86mstb

Posted by: Fool Otto at November 23, 2022 04:19 PM (DB16e)

260 Posted by: Elric Blade at November 23, 2022 04:16 PM (iFTx/)

Good...at least you know to use Rye. I thought I was dealing with a total nutjob and assumed you would use bourbon.

Although I have had passable Manhattans with high-rye bourbons.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 23, 2022 04:19 PM (XIJ/X)

261 The GopE and the consulting class simply can't process that we're at war with the leftists. They will keep doing things they always have right up to and after their heads are caved in by rocks. There last words will be "WELL, I NEVER"

Posted by: Smell the Glove at November 23, 2022 04:19 PM (5+3xu)

262 >> Idahodians


Spuds. Never seen one over 5 foot 7 inches. Not once.

Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2022 04:19 PM (926be)

263 @188 Yudhishthira's Dice-Stop. It. You. Peddler. Of. Hopelessness. And. Despair. This. Election. Cycle. The. Candidates. Are. Different. And. Will. Successfully. Exercise. The. Will. Of. Their. Constituants. Because. The. GOP. Establishment. Will. Allow. it. This. Time.

The. End.

Posted by: JROD (Rick Perry/Scott Walker 2024) at November 23, 2022 04:19 PM (IlL6s)

264 While I was going door to door in 2016 I came across an older man that said he worked in the Ford admin and then became a lobbyist. He said he met every President from Nixon up to Clinton. I asked him who he was planning to vote for. He said he never tells anyone because lobbyists don't tell (even after 16 years of retirement). I got the impression it was all $$$$ to him and he didn't care about policy, principles or anything. I figure these consultants are the exact same.
Posted by: MAGA_Ken at November 23, 2022 04:15 PM (cMXNt)

Anyone who has worked in politics can go one of two ways: sell his soul and become one of these monsters, or walk away in disgust after a few years of seeing the rotten sausage get made. This decision point happens at the State or local level.

I chose Door #2. I voted for awhile longer, halfheartedly and negatively, and then stopped that too.

Once you peek behind that curtain, you can't unsee what you've seen.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 23, 2022 04:19 PM (oINRc)

265 This isn't complicated.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 23, 2022 04:18 PM (eOEVl)

You forgot the vermouth.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 23, 2022 04:20 PM (XIJ/X)

266 255 Conference still going on right now. They've got nuthin. They're filling time by giving a CSI for Dummies bit: explaining what 'evidence' means, and how they 'process' a scene.

Posted by: Let gp Sink In at November 23, 2022 04:20 PM (24fqN)

267 You forgot the vermouth.

It was implied.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 23, 2022 04:20 PM (eOEVl)

268 Oh, and let's not forget WinRed. The Left has so many avenues to collect money from their rubes, but we are stuck with WinRed. The only game in town for Republican candidates, especially on the national level.

I don't give through WinRed, for any reason. I'd rather send cash through the mail than use those jokers.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 23, 2022 04:20 PM (3EKfV)

269 The GopE and the consulting class simply can't process that we're at war with the leftists. They will keep doing things they always have right up to and after their heads are caved in by rocks. There last words will be "WELL, I NEVER"

Posted by: Smell the Glove at November 23, 2022 04:19 PM (5+3xu)

No. They *are* the Left. No one in the world is that thick. They ran to the other side when exposed by Trump because that is who and what they are.

Posted by: Kamala at November 23, 2022 04:21 PM (nH2om)

270 I generally do my own work on my vehicles, unless I need special equipment. I don't trust most of the mechanics, and I am a better mechanic than most of them anyway.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 23, 2022 04:21 PM (QSjkU)

271 209 I'll bet the woman was just a nasty bitch as soon as she got in the car, and the driver just said the hell with this.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 23, 2022 03:53 PM (iFTx/)

I have taken Uber a lot, and I have never experienced anything more unpleasant than bad taste in music.

It's a transaction...why anybody would take it more seriously than that is beyond me.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 23, 2022 04:09 PM (XIJ/X)
________________

Same here, but I just sit in the back and ride. I don't see it as anything more than transportation. But I am sure if I did need to charge my phone, and asked the driver politely, he would let me do it. Why wouldn't he? He gets tips and rated by riders. But if I was an arrogant entitled bitch who looked down my nose at the driver, and barked orders at him to charge my phone, then he would have no incentive to help me.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 23, 2022 04:21 PM (iFTx/)

272 You forgot the vermouth.

It was implied.


Also, I have found very good results using 1/2 oz of sweet vermouth, and 1/2 oz of Amaro, usually Cardamaro.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 23, 2022 04:22 PM (eOEVl)

273 I-da-ho
po-ta-to
I-da-ho
po-ta-to
p-o-t-a-t-o
IDAHO!

Posted by: bonhomme at November 23, 2022 04:22 PM (eyxn4)

274 @184 My lucky fkn day. Went to start the car to go to the store. Dead battery, all neighbors are gone. Call insurance for roadside asst. after email and local phone didn't work. 45 mins.

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This is one of the reasons why I bought a portable jump starter a while back.

Posted by: junior at November 23, 2022 04:22 PM (qm1fz)

275 It was implied.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 23, 2022 04:20 PM (eOEVl)

I have been served Manhattans without it. Which is why my wife has standing orders to kick me in the shins if I look like I am going to order a Manhattan in anything other than a great bar.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 23, 2022 04:23 PM (XIJ/X)

276 I feel bad for cops who are forced to go up and talk to the press on a hot case, and have nothing new to say. Sometimes it takes a while, but you have to keep talking to the idiots in the press who keep asking the same questions you have no answers to.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2022 04:23 PM (cP/Ah)

277 Jumper packs pay for themselves over and over again.

Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2022 04:23 PM (926be)

278 Guy who threw a brick through a NYC gay bar window like a limp-wristed soiboi turns out to be gay...

[pictures only in tweet]
https://twitter.com/SirajAHashmi/status/
1595289068052807680

surprising no one.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) cancel your NY Post at November 23, 2022 04:23 PM (Vwz3I)

279 I have beaten Scotch whiskey black and blue, and it still tastes like roofing tar.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 23, 2022 04:15 PM (QSjkU)

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Heh.. Maybe it's because of my age (and I only started drinking hard liquor about 3 years ago, primarily because of current events at the time causing anxiety, depression, & chronicinsomnia) -- surprising since my paternal grandfather was a Scot and my maternal grandmother Irish -- but I get awful acid & ERD for some reason after drinking scotch. I do tolerate Drambuie better ...

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at November 23, 2022 04:23 PM (e3m1/)

280
One thing I'll give the GOP: when you work for them and tell them you can't do it anymore and you're walking away, they don't necessarily murder you.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 23, 2022 04:23 PM (oINRc)

281 "Idaho" (1943). Roy Rogers!

Posted by: Let gp Sink In at November 23, 2022 04:23 PM (24fqN)

282 1/2 oz of sweet vermouth, and 1/2 oz of Amaro, usually Cardamaro.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 23, 2022 04:22 PM (eOEVl)

I think it is too aggressively bitter. I like the hint of sweetness from the vermouth. And the maple syrup of course.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 23, 2022 04:24 PM (XIJ/X)

283 Women be crazy

Texas woman breaks in and burns down boyfriend's house after another woman answered their FaceTime call: it turned out to be his relative

https://bit.ly/3V4QM63

Posted by: bonhomme at November 23, 2022 04:24 PM (eyxn4)

284 Old and Busted:
Trying to 'Make a difference' in world outcomes.

The New Hotness:
Watching for Jesus Return..

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damnit! at November 23, 2022 04:24 PM (QzPUP)

285 I took an Uber home from the airport once and I had a great driver. He was a retired commercial fisherman and said he was doing the job mainly because he was bored. He was a funny guy and it was a great time.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 23, 2022 04:24 PM (ZLI7S)

286 "This is one of the reasons why I bought a portable jump starter a while back."

AAA is only $65/year.

Posted by: Let gp Sink In at November 23, 2022 04:24 PM (24fqN)

287 The cask of Cardamaro??

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) cancel your NY Post at November 23, 2022 04:24 PM (Vwz3I)

288 Barr wants DJT jailed, I knew he was a Leftist

Posted by: Skip at November 23, 2022 04:24 PM (xhxe8)

289 Im going to an 'event' with George Will and Karl rove. I think i need to ask a few questions about these non-conservative "conservative" advisors.

Posted by: LASue at November 23, 2022 04:25 PM (Ed8Zd)

290 Texas woman breaks in and burns down boyfriend's house after another woman answered their FaceTime call: it turned out to be his relative

Well you lost a house, but you found out what an insane bitch she is, so you're better off in many ways.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2022 04:25 PM (cP/Ah)

291 The fewer avenues to give money to the Republicans means there are fewer avenues for other than the anointed ones to grift. Republicans are all about the money.

Democrats are all about power. And money.

It's sort of like two factions of the same gang, one willing to kill for power and money while the other one settles for ripping off lemonade stands.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 23, 2022 04:26 PM (Q4IgG)

292 > Jumper packs pay for themselves over and over again.

Sure, but you have to remember to keep them charged, and then remember to put them back in your car. The one time I forgot to put it in the car would be the one time I needed it.

Posted by: bonhomme at November 23, 2022 04:26 PM (eyxn4)

293 288
I want Barr trebucheted across the Atlantic. Let's see who gets what they want first.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at November 23, 2022 04:26 PM (VNGpB)

294 The cask of Cardamaro??
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) cancel your NY Post at November 23, 2022 04:24 PM (Vwz3I)
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For the love of God, Montresor!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at November 23, 2022 04:26 PM (AuTCi)

295 I had a Manhattan at my favorite restaurant last night. It's quite high end, and the food is outstanding. I won't deny that I was a bit taken aback when the drink came with one of those fluorescent red cherries with the texture and flavor of styrofoam. It's a little thing, but telling.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 23, 2022 04:26 PM (eOEVl)

296 Posted by: bonhomme at November 23, 2022 04:24 PM (eyxn4)

Cripes, that woman be eugglie.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 23, 2022 04:26 PM (QSjkU)

297 I question the efficacy of Youtube and Google's algorithms.

I keep getting Mini-brand toy commercials on my viewings of RedLetterMedia Best of the Worst videos.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, drinking whiskey and getting into fights with Sam Peckinpah at November 23, 2022 04:27 PM (LvTSG)

298 293 288
I want Barr trebucheted across the Atlantic. Let's see who gets what they want first.
Posted by: Dr. Claw at November 23, 2022 04:26 PM (VNGpB)


I'm rooting for a bizarre bagpipe accident.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at November 23, 2022 04:27 PM (PiwSw)

299 260 Posted by: Elric Blade at November 23, 2022 04:16 PM (iFTx/)

Good...at least you know to use Rye. I thought I was dealing with a total nutjob and assumed you would use bourbon.

Although I have had passable Manhattans with high-rye bourbons.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 23, 2022 04:19 PM (XIJ/X)
________________________

I drink rye straight too. I think it's an under-appreciated whiskey, and unlike bourbon you don't have to spend a lot of money to get good, complex flavor that isn't masked by too much sweetness.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 23, 2022 04:27 PM (iFTx/)

300 Sam Fried says "I would give anything to be able to go back and do things over again."

That's life Sam. And you done f'd yours up.

Posted by: fd at November 23, 2022 04:27 PM (sn5EN)

301 We took an Uber from my daughter's wedding to the hotel.
I don't remember shit about it.

Posted by: wth at November 23, 2022 04:28 PM (v0R5T)

302 @264 Yudishthira's Dice-Thinking I wanted to be an intern in the Nevada State Senate I got a peak behind the curtain at "how the sausage was made" at a local bar/joint/hangout called Bodines in Carson City.

I'm a cynical f'ing prick to the core.

Posted by: JROD (Rick Perry/Scott Walker 2024) at November 23, 2022 04:28 PM (IlL6s)

303
But yeah, I was the kid who starts down this path. Got a (R)enfield Party scholarship out of HS, and then worked for two different (R)enfield legislators out of college for a couple years.

At one point or another, you figure out what a scam the whole thing is. For me it was 2006-7. Once it happens, you can go Full Shell Game, or bail out.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 23, 2022 04:29 PM (oINRc)

304 " Im going to an 'event' with George Will and Karl rove. "

Does this 'event" involve hammers?

Posted by: fd at November 23, 2022 04:29 PM (sn5EN)

305 You can't change a tire by yourself?

My mom taught me that, dad would have but he was out of town at that time. I can do it but I'd really rather not.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2022

I can't anymore because even with a cheater bar I rarely can break free all the lug nuts. I don't carry a torc wrench in my emergency box.

Posted by: Beartooth - DC delenda est at November 23, 2022 04:29 PM (kts79)

306 Disgusting.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at November 23, 2022 04:30 PM (Mzdiz)

307 258 >>If I wanted just "regular" booze I would drink the whiskey straight.


Like an actual man.
Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2022 04:18 PM (926be)
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Don't assume my gender, h8tr!

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 23, 2022 04:30 PM (iFTx/)

308 So am I wrong for using Cheap-o bourbon?

My understanding is never use good stuff in mixed drinks.

Posted by: Robert at November 23, 2022 04:30 PM (1Yy3c)

309 Look at the fancy one percenters and their fancy schmancy cocktails! We had to ferment old corn cobs we found in the compost heap if we wanted liquor!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 23, 2022 04:30 PM (u73oe)

310 There are only three cocktails I order when I go out, depending on my mood.
Bourbon Manhattan, Whiskey Old Fashioned and a Gin Martini. Most places can't fuck them up to bad.

Posted by: lowandslow at November 23, 2022 04:30 PM (qH6FZ)

311 nood, q stuff

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, drinking whiskey and getting into fights with Sam Peckinpah at November 23, 2022 04:31 PM (LvTSG)

312 @286 "This is one of the reasons why I bought a portable jump starter a while back."

AAA is only $65/year.

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The jump-started was either $70 or $80. And I don't have to replace it every year.

It's also got various electrical outlets, so it can be used as a battery for the electronic devices you plug into your car. And I charge it from a wall outlet once a month.

Posted by: junior at November 23, 2022 04:32 PM (qm1fz)

313 Steve Schmitt burned through $160 million of Meg Whitman's money in her failed CA Senate bid. This was before he burned through untold millions of dollars running John McCain's losing campaign.

It's like that Cheers episode where Sam Malone lost all his money taking the recommendation of really rich guys who would always pick losers - on purpose, and for laughs.

That's our GOPe consulting class.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 23, 2022 04:33 PM (3EKfV)

314 I had to change one of the tires on my wife's Explorer this past summer. 21" wheels. Massive. Damn near killed me getting it off to get patched/fixed. Hanging it on the studs was a nightmare.

But... one does what one has to in order to keep the peace.

Plus I learned that Ford's engineers are sadists.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 23, 2022 04:33 PM (Q4IgG)

315 I had to change the tire on my wife's car a couple of weeks ago. It's a Toyota. The stupid thing had lug nuts that didn't fit the lug nut wrench they provided. Apparently Toyota has 21mm lug nuts, so I had to go get a new wrench so I could change the tire.

Also, the jack had these little fins on the face of the jack that comes in contact with the frame. So you have to get down in the muck and guide these little fins into the right part of the frame to lift the vehicle. I get they want you to put the jack at the right point on the frame, I just don't like how they solved that little problem.

Posted by: bonhomme at November 23, 2022 04:34 PM (eyxn4)

316 290 "Texas woman breaks in and burns down boyfriend's house after another woman answered their FaceTime call: it turned out to be his relative"

Well you lost a house, but you found out what an insane bitch she is, so you're better off in many ways.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2022 04:25 PM (cP/Ah)

It's funny because it's true!

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 23, 2022 04:34 PM (eYoxG)

317 Any advertising platform should be banned from making campaign donations, as it creates discriminatory pricing.

For instance, Republicans and Democrats both run ads on ABC.

ABC then turns around and donates money to the DNC. So the DNC gets a greatly reduced net ad cost, though it appears on paper to pay the same rates.

Same goes for tech platforms.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 23, 2022 04:35 PM (Ll5Vg)

318 Sam Fried says "I would give anything to be able to go back and do things over again."
______________

"Because then I'd get a second shot at defrauding a bunch of nitwits."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2022 04:35 PM (OCKbA)

319 And now you know the rest of the story

Posted by: Skip at November 23, 2022 04:38 PM (xhxe8)

320
I bet Sam Bank-Fraud won't be giving up the billions of dollars he grifted, to "go back."

No, I think he'd rather sit in the Bahamas and enjoy that cash, less the $600m he paid them for protection. Like a BOSS.

Will he be able to? Who knows? But I, for one, am rooting for SBF. It's all come a-cropper, and his life is getting dangerous now. May the wind be at his grifting back.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 23, 2022 04:43 PM (oINRc)

321 Sam Fried says "I would give anything to be able to go back and do things over again."
______________

"Because then I'd get a second shot at defrauding a bunch of nitwits."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2022 04:35 PM (OCKbA)
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"I could have doubled my grift by swindling billions from Republicans as well!. Always play both sides ..."

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at November 23, 2022 04:46 PM (e3m1/)

322 True, but in sequence the chances become statistically even less likely every time. Its not any sense that the thing is rigged or something if you see three numbers in sequence but its really unlikely.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2022 03:54 PM (cP/Ah)
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Nope, previous outcomes don't change the statistic probability of the following events.

You're statistically just as likely to draw 24-25-26 as you are to draw 10-20-30.

Posted by: ballistic at November 23, 2022 04:52 PM (oXNqT)

323 Jon Cornin set an example.

There will be no justice. This government is illegitimate.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at November 23, 2022 04:58 PM (I9VC/)

324 "Jobs American's won't do" is a load of shit. I have a valuable skillset, I'm a fixer, I fix things, I know how they work, If I could have been hired as a fixer I would have worked as a fixer gladly; because, that is my skillset, but when you have to feed your family and pay your rent you will do whatever is available.

I went from being a finite component technician, worth about 80K a year, though the hours are relatively long, to literally shoving filthy reusable baby diapers into a laundry machine and having my face covered in day old baby shit for the minimum wage in Indiana of $7.15 an hour for 70 hours a week. If I wasn't shoving in filthy diapers, I was throwing "safety mats" into the laundry that were covered in chemicals that smelled like I smelled when I had pneumonia.

After that, I upgraded to a job that paid me 9 bucks an hour with 70 hours a week doing "industrial reclamation" / "recycling" even though we didn't recycle shit, we stripped equipment for the small amount of gold and platinum and silver that existed in various boards, everything else was sent to china.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 23, 2022 05:03 PM (ON+MG)

325 My fellow employees were, almost to a one, made up of spanish only speakers. I would go entire days not speaking a word of english and my spanish sucks, but I took that job because I had to feed my family and pay rent.

Then I got the job I am capable of and made more than 80K a year within a year of me making 27K a year.

Jobs American's won't do? Maybe talk to an American.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 23, 2022 05:05 PM (ON+MG)

326 A series on this, a deep dive, a collection of admissions by the class' regretful members, would be fascinating and useful Ace.

Posted by: Turnout Man at November 23, 2022 05:05 PM (EcM6C)

327 The "recycling" job is the only job that I have had that I will directly bash, FUCK THAT "Company" that survived off of chicago's bullshit recycling funding. I felt greater satisfaction in my days work at the industrial laundry place where I was covered in chemicals from the mills, and baby shit from the daycares dirty diapers, making less money, than I did at that place. That place was completely exploitive of the new imigrants who couldn't speak the native language of Chicago. Chicago just threw money at the place because "environment." and the managers were pieces of shit. Mistreating the immigrants.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 23, 2022 05:08 PM (ON+MG)

328 C'mon Wickedpinto, don't hold back. Tell us how you really feel.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at November 23, 2022 05:13 PM (I9VC/)

329 Nood.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at November 23, 2022 05:14 PM (I9VC/)

330 Well, that was $190 I hadn't planned to spend.

Posted by: Infidel at November 23, 2022 05:14 PM (Ur3ox)

331 Funny thing about the "recycling" place. The spanish speakers LOVED me. My "team" had me, and a woman who was a returnee, who was fluent in english as well as spenish, so we had to women called Maria. I called them "Maria chiquita" that is the Maria who was a spanish only speaker, and "Maria Englase," who was the returnee. When Maria Chiquita asked me why I called the other Maria "Maria Englase." I told her she speaks english." Marira Chiquita said, "WAIT!" and ran away to talk to Maria Englase. That created an educational paradigm for Maria Chiquita.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 23, 2022 05:14 PM (ON+MG)

332 When we would go into work, we would have to take a bus for about 20 minutes from the "parking lot" to the decrepit dead iron mill warehouse, Maria Chiquita would make a point of forcing Me and Maria Englase to sit with here so that Maria Chiquita would listen to me talk, and have Maria Englase translate, and then Maria Chiquita would try to copy my form of speech which is standard midwestern accent.

I asked why she was so excited she said, "More English For ME!" She was so happy that me and Maria Englase could teacher her more. And when she would speak english it sounded like midwestern news reporter.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 23, 2022 05:17 PM (ON+MG)

333 @chatterbox Yeah, I've learned to be more subdued in my old age.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 23, 2022 05:18 PM (ON+MG)

334 It wasn't just the Maria's it was all of the girls just so eager to be American. The dems think people like me, who are very American, so much so that while I live in Australia, my Australian wife makes a point of saying to anyone asking, "He's American" during a new conversation my wife, in pride, says, "He IS America." Meaning I carry my Americanism with me.

Those girls were every bit American as me, they just didn't have the language and THAT I enjoyed about the job. FUCK THE JOB! and FUCK THE MANAGERS and FUCK THE GOVERNMENT, but the joy on Maria Chiquita's face when she said, "More English for me!" was an inspirational moment in my life.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 23, 2022 05:27 PM (ON+MG)

335 And if anyone is curious if I will name names, the name of that shithole exploitive government funded bullshit piece of crap useless, and dangerous fucking business is called "Regency Technologies." in Chicago Illinois.

FUCK THAT PLACE! The only reason it deserves to exist is to grant jobs to beautiful people like the Marias.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 23, 2022 05:30 PM (ON+MG)

336 And now you know were the never Trump POS came from like the Lincoln Project. Trump told them to pack sand when he ran in 2016 and they hate him for it.

Posted by: SquidbillyCPO at November 23, 2022 05:59 PM (JdnFk)

337 Rush unwittingly did great harm to conservativism. He cheered on mediocrity - middle of the roaders for years. So sad. I do miss him. He came to his senses the last few years - but still was a shill at times.

Posted by: MikeN at November 23, 2022 06:42 PM (itmCs)

338 I had wondered (waaay back, when Walker Stapleton was running for Governor of Colorado against Jared Polis) WHY Stapleton's ads were so awful. He referred to Polis by name, repeatedly, during each ad. This left the impression in viewers' minds that "Jared Polis" was the default name and the name to support. Even a dumb-twit like me knows that commercials DO NOT NAME THE COMPETING PRODUCT; the point is to get the name of the PRODUCT YOU'RE TRYING TO SELL out to the viewer. Whoever was
advising him was SABOTAGING him.

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