DeSantis: Apple's Threat to Deplatform Twitter from Its App Store is an Act of "Raw Monopolistic Power" Which Should Be Met by Congressional Action


Florida's Voice
@FLVoiceNews

WATCH: Ron DeSantis says Apple removing @elonmusk's Twitter from app store warrants Congressional response

"That would be a huge, huge mistake, and it would be a really raw exercise of monopolistic power that I think would merit a response from the United States Congress."


Mollie
@MZHemingway
One of the most INFURIATING things about the current moment is the utter and complete silence and weakness of roughly 100% of DC establishment Republicans. Every single elected GOP person with a brain and/or spine or even a freaking PULSE should be saying at least this much.


I don't have words for how much I loathe establishment GOP & its unfailing weakness and humiliating impotence in the face of the left's assaults. Desperate to fellate the media and other regime actors with performative gatekeeping instead of real action, they are beneath contempt

I can't wait to read National Review's thorough commentary on this.

And I know National Review will in fact take a strong position on the antitrust violations of its corporate sponsors, because Rich Lowry tells me that National Review, unlike Some Other Conservative Blogs, is "fearless."


Donald Trump Wants National Review to Die

By RICH LOWRY
November 21, 2022 6:30 AM


You can keep us strong.

Donald Trump issued, by his standards, a fairly mild denunciation of National Review the other day.

He didn't insult anyone's wife, give us a nickname, or say that the title of our magazine somehow sounds Chinese.


He only said that we are lightweights who serve no purpose and whose publication deserves to die.

If you think he has a point, the rest of this post is probably not for you.

If you think, to the contrary, that it's more important than ever to have a fearless voice speaking the truth to try to get the party past the cycle of failure and frustration currently gripping it -- thanks largely to the destructiveness of the 45th president -- then I'm hoping you will contribute to our little fundraising effort.

Our position in the Trump era hasn't necessarily been a popular one -- and certainly not an opportunistic one.

Say, Rich, I notice your little blog has almost completely embargoed any mention of the enormous proofs that have emerged that your corporate patrons colluded with the federal government to censors the speech of conservatives -- which makes this not a case of Precious Corporate Speech, as you routinely defend such censorship, but of Government Censorship Through Corporate Deputies.

Apart from allowing your news blogger to write up a story here or there as these bombshells have emerged, you haven't had any of your lawyer-bloggers explain to your readers that this puts your corporate donors' censorship actions in an entirely different category of legality.

It's almost as if people who work there know that they're not allowed to speak badly about FaceBook and Google.

But you're "fearless," right, Rich? You tell the truth no matter what the consequences? You tell the truth without fear or favor, right?



The dynamic of the past several years has been that if you lose your mind about Trump and allow him to unmoor you from your conservative foundations, you will get widely praised and have opportunities in the mainstream media that you wouldn't otherwise, and hard-core Never Trump and/or Democratic donors will fund your publication.

On the other hand, if you a find a way to evade or justify all of Trump's failings and allow him to unmoor you from your conservative foundations (just in a different way from the category of people above), you will be hailed for your bravery and handsomely rewarded by MAGA world.

If you eschew both of those approaches and are happy to give Trump credit where it's due and maintain all your preexisting conservative commitments, but call out Trump as warranted and warn of his deleterious political effects, well, then, you are condemned as quislings or cowards by both the "Never" and "Always" factions.

How much money do you make for pretending for three fucking years to not notice that your primary donors are illegally colluding with government to censor the speech of your readers?


I'm not complaining. I think the ground NR has staked out is principled, prudent, and correct. The point is that no one would do it for self-serving reasons.

And, indeed, we haven't.

Except that your stupid little blog would go out of business if you upset your paymasters Google and FaceBook, so you don't upset them.

Rich boosts DeSantis here.

Does that mean that Lowry endorses DeSantis' notions that maybe Corporations don't have plenary power to limit citizen speech as the whim moves them? That maybe there are some limits on the censorship rights of Conservative, Inc.'s Holy Corporate Patrons? That maybe antitrust law is not, as Conservative, Inc. argues sub silentio, dead letter and just another part of the law that we ignore because "that's like a hundred years old, man"?

LOL, I doubt it.

"Fearless."

Fuck you, money-grubbing ridiculous gussied-up whore.

(don't write long "lolololol" or "hahahaha" strings in the comments, keep them 30 characters or fewer)

Posted by: Ace at 01:00 PM




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1 Yo.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at November 29, 2022 01:00 PM (DTX3h)

2 You would think that but we are living in a tyranny now.

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at November 29, 2022 01:01 PM (qZdIZ)

3 Go suck your dead mothers dick Lowry

Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger at November 29, 2022 01:02 PM (VTu1l)

4 It's monopolistic when it's click-addicted Twitterites.

It's fine when it's Gab.

Posted by: Mabe Galor at November 29, 2022 01:02 PM (g4JKw)

5 Ban the use of iPhones for state government use?

That could be a start.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating a corrupt and violent world with Clint Eastwood at November 29, 2022 01:03 PM (LvTSG)

6 DeSantis' speech is good red meat for the faithful, but can he personally do anything to Apple if they choose to block Twitter between now and a potential DeSantis admin in 2025?

Posted by: Octochicken at November 29, 2022 01:03 PM (oCS0o)

7 Funny how no one cared when they did this to the little guys.

Posted by: Catherine at November 29, 2022 01:04 PM (ZSsrh)

8 (don't write long "lolololol" or "hahahaha" strings in the comments, keep them 30 characters or fewer)

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Best I can do is full urls of news articles.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating a corrupt and violent world with Clint Eastwood at November 29, 2022 01:04 PM (LvTSG)

9 I used to love Apple and the cohesiveness of the ecosystem, getting everything from an iPad to the Apple Watch. I havent bought an apple product since 2019, and now have a newfound desire to learn Ubuntu

Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger at November 29, 2022 01:04 PM (VTu1l)

10 I have no issue with this. Big Tech has been suppressing viewpoints under government orders. Strip them of their protections and laugh at the wailings of their soyboys.

Posted by: NR Pax at November 29, 2022 01:04 PM (4olE8)

11 And I know National Review will in fact take a strong position

The Coservative Case FOR Monopolies (except Twitter).

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2022 01:04 PM (ynpvh)

12 (don't write long "lolololol" or "hahahaha" strings in the comments, keep them 30 characters or fewer)
Posted by: Ace


https://tinyhaha.com/lol

Posted by: mikeski at November 29, 2022 01:04 PM (P1f+c)

13 The subjects of today's posts are in ascending order of gayness.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at November 29, 2022 01:05 PM (VbI7r)

14 Sun-bleached dogshit > GOPe

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 29, 2022 01:05 PM (gGPg3)

15 Is there a phone that works that isn't under the thumb of Apple or Alphabet?

Posted by: Catherine at November 29, 2022 01:05 PM (ZSsrh)

16 Mollie
@MZHemingway
One of the most INFURIATING things about the current moment is the utter and complete silence and weakness of roughly 100% of DC establishment Republicans. Every single elected GOP person with a brain and/or spine or even a freaking PULSE should be saying at least this much.


And they wonder why the Red Tsunami turned into the Red Ooze. Our so-called "leaders" do nothing for causes that ae important to us even if they do get voted into office, so what's the point of voting at all?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at November 29, 2022 01:06 PM (guGkK)

17 Using Google search is foolish: you only get curated results.
Use that French one Ace recommended last week or use Brave Search (I like it better than the French one).

People who buy Apple hardware are throwing money away (Apple software is different and runs on other OSs).

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at November 29, 2022 01:06 PM (RFZrT)

18 15 Is there a phone that works that isn't under the thumb of Apple or Alphabet?
Posted by: Catherine at November 29, 2022 01:05 PM (ZSsrh)

========

Microsoft had a phone for a while.

It kind of sucked.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating a corrupt and violent world with Clint Eastwood at November 29, 2022 01:06 PM (LvTSG)

19 On a related note, Apple nerfed the AirDrop functionality on Chinese iPhones with a recent iOS update which can only help the CCP and hurt Chinese dissidents.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/byhvsnn7

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at November 29, 2022 01:06 PM (DTX3h)

20 Gussied-up is truly underused.

Posted by: Catherine at November 29, 2022 01:06 PM (ZSsrh)

21 You can have my lololol when you pry it from my cold dead hands.

Posted by: hahaha at November 29, 2022 01:06 PM (t4fCu)

22 Also, no way this depilated cretin is being trusted with any kind of tradecraft. It exists merely to launder money and piss off the rubes.

Yeah that dude just wanted to swipe a woman's suitcase for clothes. Probably does it routinely, and just got caught this time.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2022 01:06 PM (cP/Ah)

23 Muhahaha! x 10.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO at November 29, 2022 01:06 PM (F5ekr)

24 Good for deSantis. He seems to be the only major politician calling out the Left, these days.

Posted by: Patrick Carroll at November 29, 2022 01:06 PM (7Ozoq)

25 14 Sun-bleached dogshit > GOPe

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 29, 2022 01:05 PM (gGPg3)

That's a somewhat large gap...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2022 01:06 PM (ynpvh)

26 Funny how I want NR to die, also. But I find it fascinating that while Trump talks a big game, DeSantis is the one who's pushing serious, consequential responses to what our corporate enemies are doing. DeSantis looks to be seizing the opportunity to become the second coming of the Great TrustBuster, Teddy Roosevelt.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2022 01:06 PM (trdmm)

27 he personally do anything to Apple if they choose to block Twitter between now and a potential DeSantis admin in 2025?

********

He might be able to instruct the AG to bring a class action suit on behalf of Florida residents, namely those who are app developers that got fucked over by Apples App Store bullshit as a starting point

Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger at November 29, 2022 01:06 PM (VTu1l)

28 Gotta' love how flaccid the GOP is.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 29, 2022 01:07 PM (MH24+)

29 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 29, 2022 01:07 PM (IXZGh)

30 15 Is there a phone that works that isn't under the thumb of Apple or Alphabet?

Posted by: Catherine at November 29, 2022 01:05 PM (ZSsrh)

Those run by the Chinese

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2022 01:07 PM (ynpvh)

31 hahahahahahahahahahahahaha...

*counts on fingers*

ha...

haha?

lol.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2022 01:07 PM (/EuRN)

32 it would be a really raw exercise of monopolistic power that I think would merit a response from the United States Congress.

Both Apple and Android are exercising illegal control of their products, and should face immediate action. They should be sued by a huge number of people, but also congress needs to nail them with legislation to force them to open up their stores.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2022 01:07 PM (cP/Ah)

33 27 He might be able to instruct the AG to bring a class action suit on behalf of Florida residents, namely those who are app developers that got fucked over by Apples App Store bullshit as a starting point
Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger at November 29, 2022 01:06 PM (VTu1l)

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Declaring iPhones unsafe for state government use and mandating the use of Patriot Phones!

I have just copyrighted Patriot Phones, by the way.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating a corrupt and violent world with Clint Eastwood at November 29, 2022 01:07 PM (LvTSG)

34 Ace,

DeSantis is rapidly becoming the corporate-conservative media's second favorite whipping boy.

Which suggests to me that their problem isn't with strong conservative leaders...it's with conservatism itself.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 29, 2022 01:07 PM (XIJ/X)

35 Whoa. Mollie said fellate.
BRB

Posted by: wth at November 29, 2022 01:07 PM (v0R5T)

36 I use Duck Duck Go.

Is that curated?

Posted by: eleven at November 29, 2022 01:07 PM (t4fCu)

37 I think he meant feckless.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at November 29, 2022 01:08 PM (FVME7)

38 I'm having trouble understanding what Lowry is trying to say. But I honestly don't care.

Posted by: That NLurker guy where's my Irene Adler? at November 29, 2022 01:08 PM (eGTCV)

39 I started subscribing to NR in 1967. I gave up after a few years of Lowry in charge. He really destroyed it. The last year, I pretty much read only Florence King.

Posted by: Eeyore at November 29, 2022 01:08 PM (TgBWG)

40 34 Which suggests to me that their problem isn't with strong conservative leaders...it's with conservatism itself.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 29, 2022 01:07 PM (XIJ/X)

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News from the first month of Trump's administration?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating a corrupt and violent world with Clint Eastwood at November 29, 2022 01:08 PM (LvTSG)

41
You would think that but we are living in a tyranny now.
Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen?


Living in a tranny world.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 29, 2022 01:08 PM (63Dwl)

42 36 I use Duck Duck Go.

Is that curated?

Posted by: eleven at November 29, 2022 01:07 PM (t4fCu)

Possibly, these days.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2022 01:08 PM (ynpvh)

43 Paul Joseph Watson
F**k Apple

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uS8tUbdBNc

Posted by: SMH while living in the USSA at November 29, 2022 01:08 PM (MtEM5)

44 6 DeSantis' speech is good red meat for the faithful, but can he personally do anything to Apple if they choose to block Twitter between now and a potential DeSantis admin in 2025?
Posted by: Octochicken at November 29, 2022 01:03 PM (oCS0o)

That's a silly question. He's still only a State Governor, and they have no legal jurisdiction over matters involving interstate commerce. That is exclusively Federal.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2022 01:09 PM (trdmm)

45 Good for deSantis. He seems to be the only major politician calling out the Left, these days.

This is where Trump could get his mojo back. Instead of campaigning on "vote for me because I'm me" he needs to focus on "vote for me and I will do this to the crazy and evil around us". DeSantis seriously has him beat right now with his approach.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2022 01:09 PM (cP/Ah)

46 37 I think he meant feckless.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at November 29, 2022 01:08 PM (FVME7)

Feckless: (adj) No Fecks left to give.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2022 01:09 PM (ynpvh)

47 If you think, to the contrary, that it's more important than ever to have a fearless voice speaking the truth to try to get the party past the cycle of failure and frustration currently gripping it -- thanks largely to the destructiveness of the 45th president -- then I'm hoping you will contribute to our little fundraising effort.


If that's what you did, I would support you. But, you don't. There's no truth in your publication. None. You're a communist propaganda machine and should die a miserable death.

GFY.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 29, 2022 01:09 PM (IXZGh)

48 "Trump wants National Review to Die" is about the best endorsement he could get.

Posted by: SFGoth at November 29, 2022 01:09 PM (KAi1n)

49 If you think, to the contrary, that it's more important than ever to have a fearless voice speaking the truth to try to get the party past the cycle of failure and frustration currently gripping it -- thanks largely to the destructiveness of the 45th president -- then I'm hoping you will contribute to our little fundraising effort.
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Fearless, Rich? Fearless?

You're freaking terrified. Of everything. You're afraid that someone might not listen to you. You're afraid that your buddies in Silicon Valley might cut off the cash. You're afraid of other publications. You're afraid of being disinvited from a party. You're afraid of your own damn shadow.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2022 01:09 PM (t0OGg)

50 All tech is compromised. All tech is infected with wokeness. It would be an interesting study of how the industry was co- opted.

Posted by: kraken at November 29, 2022 01:09 PM (Vr12I)

51 6 DeSantis' speech is good red meat for the faithful, but can he personally do anything to Apple if they choose to block Twitter between now and a potential DeSantis admin in 2025?

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Divest Florida's public pensions from Apple stock.

Ban the use of Apple hardware by any entity in Florida that receives public funds, including government, schools and universities.

Find whatever loopholes Apple might enjoy in the FL tax code and slam them shut, like he did with Disney.

Not much, but ya gotta start somewhere.

Posted by: The Fool at November 29, 2022 01:09 PM (1dzqn)

52 Jeepers Ace ! The threads are comin' fast and furious today !

Posted by: JT at November 29, 2022 01:09 PM (T4tVD)

53 I had the Microsoft phone and I liked it. My thinking now is to go back to the flip phone without the internet. I don't like being tracked

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at November 29, 2022 01:09 PM (flINI)

54 36 I use Duck Duck Go.

Is that curated?
Posted by: eleven at November 29, 2022 01:07 PM (t4fCu)

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It doesn't appear to recommend or rank results, so it appears not to be.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO at November 29, 2022 01:09 PM (F5ekr)

55 Here's where Kevin McCarthy is told the Biden Ad. is keeping an eye on Twitter by Steve Doocey. I don't what this guy's staff does all day. Reading think piece from the AEI or something I guess.

https://tinyurl.com/yzu7j7a3

Posted by: lowandslow at November 29, 2022 01:09 PM (qH6FZ)

56 Shit. Every time we lionize some Trump ally, we give them credibility with our audience, and then they do stuff like this.

Maybe we should quit falling for every op Trump puts out there.

Posted by: The MFM at November 29, 2022 01:10 PM (Sv58p)

57 The NRO dilemma, needing to signal boost Desantis' anti-Chyna speech which is icky MAGA red meat, but also needing to sucks Apple's female penis at the same time.

Posted by: UwU_Power at November 29, 2022 01:10 PM (euQe0)

58 Wow, Mollie almost sounds upset. Beltway GOP is actually not of much use, and is contributing to the country's degradation? Wow. Had never noticed that, except for, oh, years now.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 29, 2022 01:10 PM (OTzUX)

59 Noticed Jonah Fatberg was on mslsd last night...where he belongs.

Posted by: BignJames at November 29, 2022 01:10 PM (AwYPR)

60 Apple tax-free shopping coming soon to nine US states, with Florida starting today
Ben Lovejoy - Jul. 25th 2022

There are different eligibility dates for different product types in each participating state, but nine of them allow tax-free shopping for various product categories sold by Apple at around the same time - starting from today.

Apple has a web page promoting the deals.

"Innovative. Powerful. And now tax-free.
Shop select Apple products in a store or online and save during your state’s tax holiday. And explore our additional offers for more savings.
Eligible products vary from state to state. And while the tax savings on your order may not appear at purchase, they will appear on the final receipt."

Apple has detailed which of its products are eligible for upcoming sales tax holidays in select U.S. states, including Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia

Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe at November 29, 2022 01:10 PM (MFZ8i)

61 Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado and Sen. Mike Lee of Utah — the top Republicans on the House and Senate Judiciary committees’ antitrust panels — pushed for action on antitrust legislation that would ease Apple’s and Google’s control over their app markets.

Posted by: polynikes at November 29, 2022 01:11 PM (IM3Hm)

62 Do state have anti-trust laws they can enforce?

Because calling on the feds or Congress is Failure Theater-- you know, I know, everyone knows neither will do anything.

Here's what I can guarantee: A blue states AG would already be drafting a lawsuit.
At the very least: Every state has a law which requires every single corporation that does business in their state to register.
FL or TX could easily file a suit tomorrow to cancel their registration-- and make it illegal for them to do business in their state.
Each could extort hundreds of millions from Apple and a nasty consent decree going forward.

But they won't cause corporations are our Frenz

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at November 29, 2022 01:11 PM (KMYsd)

63 My thinking now is to go back to the flip phone without the internet. I don't like being tracked

Its tough to do, because 90% of humanity would rather communicate via text than voice. While you can get an old style flip phone with text, that automatically tracks you.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2022 01:11 PM (cP/Ah)

64 59 Noticed Jonah Fatberg was on mslsd last night...where he belongs.

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I thought the natural habitat of fatbergs was the London sewers.

Posted by: The Fool at November 29, 2022 01:11 PM (1dzqn)

65 Loly’s, Loly’s, Loly’s, get your haha’s here.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 29, 2022 01:11 PM (hXqlg)

66 National Review is dead.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 29, 2022 01:11 PM (HMTci)

67 The Babylon Bee ought to do a full length parody of NR like National Lampoon used to do of things like newspapers and a High School Annual.

Posted by: whig at November 29, 2022 01:11 PM (bDjBG)

68 "Fearless."

Fuck you, money-grubbing ridiculous gussied-up whore.




LMFAO.


Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 29, 2022 01:11 PM (IXZGh)

69 I have just copyrighted Patriot Phones, by the way.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating a corrupt and violent world with Clint Eastwood at November 29, 2022 01:07 PM (LvTSG)

Available in digital camo, tactical black, and original Solo red.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2022 01:12 PM (/EuRN)

70 Fuck the MFM, fuck Lowry and fuck NR.

Like my vote for Dubya, I am ashamed I ever had a subscription to that worthless, suck-up to power rag.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 29, 2022 01:12 PM (AW0uW)

71 My theory is that conservatism inc only supports DeSantis as a means to stop or end Trump and are happy to see a Trump-DeSantis war, but if DeSantis becomes a clear front runner by 2024 they will be hating him and accusing him of golden showers more than they did Trump

Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger at November 29, 2022 01:12 PM (VTu1l)

72 Ban the use of Apple hardware by any entity in Florida that receives public funds, including government, schools and universities.


Yeah!

Switch them over to Google and Microsoft products!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 29, 2022 01:12 PM (g4JKw)

73 41
You would think that but we are living in a tyranny now.
Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen?

Living in a tranny world.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 29, 2022 01:08 PM (63Dwl)
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Like a "murder" of crows, a large group of trannies could be called a "tyranny" of trannies.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO at November 29, 2022 01:12 PM (F5ekr)

74 Fuck you, money-grubbing ridiculous gussied-up whore.

Signs point toward Ace not contributing to National Review's Fund Drive.

Posted by: Magic 8-Ball at November 29, 2022 01:12 PM (a3Q+t)

75 The dynamic of the past several years has been that if you lose your mind about Trump and allow him to unmoor you from your conservative foundations, you will get widely praised and have opportunities in the mainstream media that you wouldn't otherwise, and hard-core Never Trump and/or Democratic donors will fund your publication.
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Huh? Is this from the same article? Is this from the same guy? He is describing himself. He lost his mind about Trump and became "unmoored from his conservative foundations" (they were never moored, of course, but that is beside the point) and his circle gets to go on MSNBC and laugh at the rubes and cash checks from other hardcore Never Trump or leftist donors. He is describing himself, with a fair amount of clarity.

Also, enough with this canard, Rich. Trump was a spendthrift, which isn't conservative (though it is very GOP) and did the prison reform thing (ditto). But on most of the rest - regulation, trade, foreign policy, abortion, etc. - he is far, far more conservative than you ever were.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2022 01:12 PM (t0OGg)

76 My thinking now is to go back to the flip phone without the internet. I don't like being tracked
___

Too late.

Do you use credit or debit cards?

You're tracked.

Posted by: SMH while living in the USSA at November 29, 2022 01:13 PM (MtEM5)

77 Neither the GOP or DNC are interested in individual liberty. They're both big corporate parties ... and have been since the implementation of NAFTA, through the response to 9/11, until now. If anything, the DNC lagged behind for a bit. But they've sure as shit made up plenty of ground and then some.

#VoteHarder

Posted by: Jaguar at November 29, 2022 01:13 PM (B3Biy)

78 My thinking now is to go back to the flip phone without the internet. I don't like being tracked
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at November 29, 2022 01:09 PM (flINI)
........

That's what I have, but they keep telling me it's not going to work with 5G at the end of the year.
Ohnoes OMG wuddamigonnado?

Posted by: wth at November 29, 2022 01:13 PM (v0R5T)

79 The Gormless Old Prats are perfectly fine with this. They WANT it. The dims and pubes WANT THE EXACT SAME THING - GOVERNMENT CONTROL.

I don't know why it's so hard to see this.

"Both Apple and Android are exercising illegal control of their products, and should face immediate action. They should be sued by a huge number of people, but also congress needs to nail them with legislation to force them to open up their stores."
- Christopher R Taylor

This will never happen.

Posted by: No Shirt Shylock at November 29, 2022 01:13 PM (PWI4f)

80 Ubuntu is pretty easy to learn.
And the hardware is cheap and fast.
I got a no frills Ubuntu rig slightly larger than a hockey puck for under $200.
It's made in China but then, so are Apple products.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, now with 50% less content at November 29, 2022 01:13 PM (jTmQV)

81 If Republicans believe they're going to be able to sit on their thumbs and spit out a bunch of platitudes about "principle", maybe they should find something else to do. We don't need a bunch of cowards defending corporations and the status quo because they've sold out to donors and corporations. We call those types "simps", "cowards", ass-kissers and perfidious, flaccid wussies.

I'm looking at you, Rich.

Posted by: Marcus T at November 29, 2022 01:13 PM (82U+n)

82 Rich, this is a new low, even for you. You're playing the victim card while trying to claim the mantle of being above the fray.

You're less than a two bit grfter with fewer morals than an alley cat in heat.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at November 29, 2022 01:13 PM (5pTK/)

83 I don't own a single Apple product. I think they're counter intuitive and a bitch to use.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 29, 2022 01:13 PM (HMTci)

84 Trump's accomplishments per White House website...
Pretty impressive.
Obviously, this does not fare well for GOPe.
So, GET RID OF TRUMP!
Good grief....


https://tinyurl.com/uu58f8yr

Posted by: COMountainMarie at November 29, 2022 01:13 PM (pYIiP)

85 All tech is compromised. All tech is infected with wokeness. It would be an interesting study of how the industry was co- opted.
Posted by: kraken at November 29, 2022 01:09 PM (Vr12I)


The same way the rest of western institutions were corrupted: easy money and a lot of built-up social capital to play with. It meant that for years these organizations didn't actually have to be a net positive. Tech companies didn't have to run a profit, merely take more money from investors on the vague promises of some day being profitable.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at November 29, 2022 01:13 PM (wmDcS)

86 I dont see it as an issue since nobody needs an app store in order to download an app. The app store is an app itself, and you don't need to use it. Phones also have web browers. With a web browser you can download an app from anywhere.

Posted by: Jimco Industries at November 29, 2022 01:13 PM (buTO7)

87 Like my vote for Dubya, I am ashamed I ever had a subscription to that worthless, suck-up to power rag

********

I voted for McCain, there is no nuclear fire on earth powerful enough to burn that stench off my soul

Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger at November 29, 2022 01:13 PM (VTu1l)

88 hahahaha lololololol

I mean, the National Review "fearless" part.

I don't require that anyone like Trump, but disliking him doesn't require becoming an absolute squish on absolutely everything.

When Trump says it's useless, he's just making an observation. Same with "Reason" anymore. Maybe take some time to recall and itemize basic values and goals and then vigorously and robustly promote those values and goals? Otherwise what's the point of you? The National Review really shouldn't be populist, but it should at least be something, shouldn't it? Maybe express some fire in defense of the Constitution? Liberty? Human dignity related to not being dependent for an entire lifetime?

Posted by: Synova at November 29, 2022 01:13 PM (BD/yx)

89 Afternoon .

l o l h a l o l h a l o l h a l o l h a

Posted by: Robert - Metallica, 72 Seasons, out 4/14 at November 29, 2022 01:14 PM (1hpTD)

90 36 I use Duck Duck Go.

Is that curated?
Posted by: eleven at November 29, 2022 01:07 PM (t4fCu)


They have stated publicly that they censor information they deem to be OMG RUSSIAN DISINFORMATION so who the hell knows what else they're censoring.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at November 29, 2022 01:14 PM (DTX3h)

91 (don't write long "lolololol" or "hahahaha" strings in the comments, keep them 30 characters or fewer)


This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Dr. T at November 29, 2022 01:14 PM (bhRsz)

92 I want a cellphone with a taser installed.

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 29, 2022 01:14 PM (3FiQa)

93 63 My thinking now is to go back to the flip phone without the internet. I don't like being tracked

Its tough to do, because 90% of humanity would rather communicate via text than voice. While you can get an old style flip phone with text, that automatically tracks you.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2022 01:11 PM (cP/Ah)

If electricity is involved, it can be tracked. Maybe smoke signals, or ink on paper???

Posted by: kraken at November 29, 2022 01:14 PM (Vr12I)

94 Available in digital camo, tactical black, and original Solo red.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2022 01:12 PM


Ahem. Those colors are already copyrighted.

Posted by: Crocs at November 29, 2022 01:14 PM (a3Q+t)

95 Do you use credit or debit cards?

You're tracked.
Posted by: SMH while living in the USSA at November 29, 2022 01:13 PM (MtEM5)

***

True. Those people that flee civilization to Alaska are onto something methinks...

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at November 29, 2022 01:14 PM (flINI)

96 55 I don't what this guy's staff does all day. Reading think piece from the AEI or something I guess.

https://tinyurl.com/yzu7j7a3
Posted by: lowandslow

---------------------
McCarthy got where he is by raising buttloads of money and giving them to his favorites. He learned that from Boehner, Mitch, and Lyan Ryan.

So his staff is doing dialing for dollars, not legislative work.

Posted by: whig at November 29, 2022 01:14 PM (bDjBG)

97 The Babylon Bee ought to do a full length parody of NR like National Lampoon used to do of things like newspapers and a High School Annual.
Posted by: whig

That's not funny!

https://bit.ly/3VzmxE7

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at November 29, 2022 01:14 PM (FVME7)

98
Fearless?

Oh, FFS.

This Butt-Head-looking motherfucker is, like all ConInc. figures, a fearful, cunty little bitch.

He's afraid of a whole lot of shit, but the main fear, the root fear, is of losing status.

These people collect large amounts of graft and get to count themselves among the ruling class. Even if it's the bottom rung of the ruling class, the one where you stay for life looking up at the ass of every Democrat on his way up, it's central to their self___.

Rich is important. Didn't you hear? VERY important, you see. And an orange man ruined all that. So, ya know... orangemanbad.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 29, 2022 01:14 PM (oINRc)

99 What I like best about the GOP leadership is how it ripped into Biden's proposal to field 81,000 armed IRS agents.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at November 29, 2022 01:14 PM (guGkK)

100 Dan McLaughlin (baseballcuck) had a Twitter Spat with Tom Nichols and Ric Wilson. It looks like NR and it's writers are trying to differentiate themselves from the NeverTrumps who have now gone hard core leftist. (most of them) I think NR is stuck aiming to carve out about 3% of the public as their "base".

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2022 01:14 PM (trdmm)

101 I don't have words for how much I loathe establishment GOP & its unfailing weakness and humiliating impotence in the face of the left's assaults.
==
Molly, you might want to sit down, this is going to be hard for you to hear. There. Is. Only. One. Party. And. You. Are. Soaking. In. It.

Posted by: a broken record at November 29, 2022 01:14 PM (29UUx)

102 I'm not complaining. I think the ground NR has staked out is principled, prudent, and correct. The point is that no one would do it for self-serving reasons.
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He's not wrong.

They are principled. The guiding principle is "be a lapdog for the establishment and get your chin scratched by your betters." The prudent thing to do is to try to maintain that position by groveling in front of your Silicon Valley money men. That is, in fact, the only correct thing to do.

His principles are dog shit, his prudence is self-serving and his interpretation of correctness is entirely relative and situational.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2022 01:14 PM (t0OGg)

103 I would donate to NPR or the SPLC before I would donate to National Review.

Posted by: Chuck C at November 29, 2022 01:14 PM (xttsV)

104 You can always count on NR to mention unpleasant things about the Deep State after their leftwing Twitter pals give them the green light. That means, of course, most unpleasant things about the Deep State go unmentioned by NR. Maybe we could compile a list of The Unmentioned or, to speed things up, The Mentioned.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at November 29, 2022 01:15 PM (kJLpK)

105 Ubuntu is not made in China, whoever said that. Sheesh.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO at November 29, 2022 01:15 PM (F5ekr)

106 Apple sure is pissed at Elon kicking all the pedos off twitter

Posted by: Buzzion at November 29, 2022 01:15 PM (ETZEG)

107 (don't write long "lolololol" or "hahahaha" strings in the comments, keep them 30 characters or fewer)


Uh oh.....I see another pixy update coming that makes us miserable......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 29, 2022 01:15 PM (IXZGh)

108 I don't own a single Apple product. I think they're counter intuitive and a bitch to use.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 29, 2022 01:13 PM (HMTci)

Preach it!

I think their operating system sucks, their GUI is opaque, and they cost way too much for the performance.

But the packaging is gorgeous, so I guess that makes them better.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 29, 2022 01:15 PM (XIJ/X)

109 I'm not saying it was the clot shot...

Clarence Gilyard, the tech genius from "Die Hard" and star of "Walker, Texas Ranger," dies at 66

Clarence Gilyard, the fine arts professor and actor remembered for his standout roles in action films and television series in the 80s and 90s, has died, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, announced in a statement. Gilyard, who taught film and theater courses at the university, was 66. Details surrounding his death, and what may have caused it, were not disclosed.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2022 01:15 PM (ekL79)

110 I still don't know how Apple can get away with being the sole provider of applications for people's Apple devices. It's a billion times more egregious than pre-installing a web browser like what Microsoft did. Hell even Google gets in trouble with its Play Store policies and ... they aren't even the only place you can get apps for your android device.

Apple needs to be split up into a bunch of smaller companies toot f'in sweet.

Posted by: Defenestratus at November 29, 2022 01:15 PM (R7crs)

111 All tech is compromised. All tech is infected with wokeness. It would be an interesting study of how the industry was co- opted.

Timewise it looks like it was H1Bs.

Tech used to be old white straight guys. Then in the 00s they start getting replaced with cheap labor from India/China.

I'm guessing it was a trade with the deep state in return for giving the latter control of the platforms.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 29, 2022 01:16 PM (ESjRY)

112 But I find it fascinating that while Trump talks a big game, DeSantis is the one who's pushing serious, consequential responses to what our corporate enemies are doing.

Maybe Trump should be Heavy D's press secretary. I'd love for "the media is the enemy of the people" to be more than a sick joke.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 29, 2022 01:16 PM (AW0uW)

113 One of the most INFURIATING things about the current moment is the utter and complete silence and weakness of roughly 100% of DC establishment Republicans. Every single elected GOP person with a brain and/or spine or even a freaking PULSE should be saying at least this much.

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

The DC GOPe work for their corporate overlords and no one else. Once the deregulation and tax cuts were passed in 2017/2018 they were ordered to go on standby and that is what they have done for 4 years.

And then we wonder why they weren't successful in 2022 (outside of Dem cheating) and blame Trump.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at November 29, 2022 01:16 PM (cMXNt)

114 "In sober retrospect, our reaction to Trump may have been more dyspeptic than what was warranted."

~NR November 2135

Posted by: Bourbonchicken at November 29, 2022 01:16 PM (44ww/)

115 I want a cellphone with a taser installed.
Posted by: Puddinhead at November 29, 2022 01:14 PM (3FiQa)

***

And a chainsaw bayonette and the thing that pops up...

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at November 29, 2022 01:16 PM (flINI)

116 "That would be a huge, huge mistake, and it would be a really raw exercise of monopolistic power that I think would merit a response from the United States Congress."
++++
Perhaps, if new law is for some reason needed. It really merits a response from the Federal Trade Commission. This is, quite literally, that agency's damn *job.*

The correct congressional response is to demand - publicly - that the FTC do its job - or else. The "or else" is writing its budget to zero, repealing the law that formed it, and creating a new agency or taking direct action itself.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2022 01:16 PM (t0OGg)

117 He only said that we are lightweights who serve no purpose and whose publication deserves to die.

If you think he has a point, the rest of this post is probably not for you.



C-Ya!

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2022 01:16 PM (ekL79)

118 Switch them over to Google and Microsoft products!

---------

There are other options.

Posted by: The Fool at November 29, 2022 01:16 PM (1dzqn)

119 Why do we need new laws, did someone repeal the Sherman act? I don’t think so. File suit,
Governor

Posted by: Ex-GOP at November 29, 2022 01:16 PM (YTBIQ)

120 86 I dont see it as an issue since nobody needs an app store in order to download an app. The app store is an app itself, and you don't need to use it. Phones also have web browers. With a web browser you can download an app from anywhere.
Posted by: Jimco Industries at November 29, 2022 01:13 PM (buTO7)

I don't use Apple products, but I understand that if you have an i-phone or an i-pad, you can *only* get apps from the Apple Store.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2022 01:16 PM (trdmm)

121 Uh oh.....I see another pixy update coming that makes us miserable......
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 29, 2022 01:15 PM (IXZGh)

Green!

GREEN!!!!!

Posted by: Robert - Metallica, 72 Seasons, out 4/14 at November 29, 2022 01:16 PM (rqKUO)

122 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 29, 2022 01:16 PM

MP4, check your email.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 29, 2022 01:17 PM (Wnv9h)

123 And a chainsaw bayonette and the thing that pops up...
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report


They already have those.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2022 01:17 PM (ekL79)

124 I use Duck Duck Go.

Is that curated?
Posted by: eleven

How DDG makes it's money. Hint it isn't on selling your privacy.

https://is.gd/rvvw6a

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at November 29, 2022 01:17 PM (RFZrT)

125 You're freaking terrified. Of everything. You're afraid that someone might not listen to you. You're afraid that your buddies in Silicon Valley might cut off the cash. You're afraid of other publications. You're afraid of being disinvited from a party. You're afraid of your own damn shadow.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)


Have you seen my shadow? It's terrifying! It looks like the outline of a creepy pedophile or something!

Posted by: R. Lowry at November 29, 2022 01:17 PM (P1f+c)

126 Google and Microsoft - yeah, that’s a great alternative.

Posted by: kraken at November 29, 2022 01:17 PM (Vr12I)

127
Have to wait until David Brooks weighs in on this on PBS this weekend to get the correct conservative line.

Posted by: Auspex at November 29, 2022 01:17 PM (zIXOb)

128 Mollie is throwing down! You better get your shit squared away!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 29, 2022 01:17 PM (geVLo)

129 He only said that we are lightweights who serve no purpose and whose publication deserves to die.
If you think he has a point, the rest of this post is probably not for you.

++++
Don't let the door hit you on the way out. Whoever gets your premises after your richly-deserved bankruptcy isn't going to want Rich Lowry ass-prints all over his new door.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2022 01:17 PM (t0OGg)

130 Maybe Trump should be Heavy D's press secretary. I'd love for "the media is the enemy of the people" to be more than a sick joke.

Commerce - it was the area of his greatest success as President.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 29, 2022 01:17 PM (ESjRY)

131 112 But I find it fascinating that while Trump talks a big game, DeSantis is the one who's pushing serious, consequential responses to what our corporate enemies are doing.

Maybe Trump should be Heavy D's press secretary. I'd love for "the media is the enemy of the people" to be more than a sick joke.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 29, 2022 01:16 PM (AW0uW)


President DeSantis should let Trump be a "kingmaker" for the constitutionalist populist movement. Oh, and the Czar of Settling Family Business. Being Czar - there are no ROE.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 29, 2022 01:17 PM (N39Ws)

132 Is there a phone that works that isn't under the thumb of Apple or Alphabet?

Posted by: Catherine at November 29, 2022 01:05 PM (ZSsrh)


Sports Illustrated football phone?

Posted by: Doof at November 29, 2022 01:18 PM (yYFOV)

133 "then I'm hoping you will contribute to our little fundraising effort."

I have some chewed gum and a set of rubber bull balls I can pull off one of my neighbors trucks, if you want them.

Posted by: Marcus T at November 29, 2022 01:18 PM (82U+n)

134 My theory is that conservatism inc only supports DeSantis as a means to stop or end Trump and are happy to see a Trump-DeSantis war, but if DeSantis becomes a clear front runner by 2024 they will be hating him and accusing him of golden showers more than they did Trump
Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger at November 29, 2022 01:12 PM (VTu1l)


Are you saying the True Conservatives are trying to bait Trump and DeSantis into mutual destruction and thus ensure the election of a UniParty moderate/progressive in 2024?

That doesn't sound like the True Severely Conservatives I know.

Posted by: Dr. T at November 29, 2022 01:18 PM (bhRsz)

135 If electricity is involved, it can be tracked. Maybe smoke signals, or ink on paper???

Yeah you cannot use a cell phone that cannot be tracked, because it has to connect to nearby towers etc.

I can just guess what the NRO will say about Apple etc, they never met a mega corporation they didn't love and always back monopolies. But then its one megacorporation virtual monopoly against another so...

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2022 01:18 PM (cP/Ah)

136 I used to love Apple and the cohesiveness of the ecosystem, getting everything from an iPad to the Apple Watch. I havent bought an apple product since 2019, and now have a newfound desire to learn Ubuntu

Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger at November 29, 2022 01:04 PM (VTu1l)


https://youtu.be/CPRvc2UMeMI

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at November 29, 2022 01:18 PM (uvymP)

137 10 PRINT "LO";: GOTO 10

Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at November 29, 2022 01:18 PM (YJwUM)

138 If electricity is involved, it can be tracked. Maybe smoke signals, or ink on paper???
Posted by: kraken

Faraday cage (actually pouches for cell phones or other electronic broadcasting gizmos.

Reportedly, smart phones and probably their flip phone cousins now allow GPS tracking even if your phone is off by dialing home on the down low.

Want better security, look at something like installing Lineage OS (de googled open source Android) or some other alternative cell phone software (Pine phone and I think a new linux based one is out there now). Some folks are still updating the Ubuntu phone and Windows phones that are less problematic as far as you can more easily access key data functions of those phones.

Posted by: whig at November 29, 2022 01:18 PM (bDjBG)

139 I use Duck Duck Go.

There's either a Daisy Duck or an Inspector Gadget joke in there somewhere.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 29, 2022 01:18 PM (AW0uW)

140 100 Dan McLaughlin (baseballcuck) had a Twitter Spat with Tom Nichols and Ric Wilson. It looks like NR and it's writers are trying to differentiate themselves from the NeverTrumps who have now gone hard core leftist. (most of them) I think NR is stuck aiming to carve out about 3% of the public as their "base".
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2022 01:14 PM (trdmm)

They want to pretend they're still being principled conservatives. That's why they claim they're willing to give him praise when he does something right. But read everything else he said and it's just gosh dammit Trump was just so awful and destructive.

Posted by: Buzzion at November 29, 2022 01:18 PM (ETZEG)

141 128 Mollie is throwing down! You better get your shit squared away!
Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 29, 2022 01:17 PM (geVLo)

Molly and Margot Cleveland should be required reading.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 29, 2022 01:18 PM (N39Ws)

142 National Review is useless to Trump because they attack him directly. If they would write a few positive Trump articles he would forget how shitty they are.

Posted by: polynikes at November 29, 2022 01:18 PM (IM3Hm)

143 26 Funny how I want NR to die, also. But I find it fascinating that while Trump talks a big game, DeSantis is the one who's pushing serious, consequential responses to what our corporate enemies are doing. DeSantis looks to be seizing the opportunity to become the second coming of the Great TrustBuster, Teddy Roosevelt.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2022 01:06 PM (trdmm)

*********

This is the dealbreaker for me with Trump. We need someone who will come up with plans and strategies on how to deal with the anti-Americans who control our government now and then have the courage to put these plans and strategies into effect.

Trump falls short on the action part too often but DeSantis has shown that he'll follow through with the action parts, and that's why I'm supporting DeSantis during the primaries.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at November 29, 2022 01:18 PM (xxG/v)

144 Desantis is a beast, and would be an amazing president. I assume, he, like Trump would start clamping down on these tech assholes.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 29, 2022 01:18 PM (d2bW3)

145 Imagine that! Pundits and politicians that claim to be conservative but aren't are separate from conservative philosophy(?) Who knew!!? So death of conservatism or death of MAGA?(though both are the same)

Can we kill one of the two or should we kill both? Let's come up with new names! Resurrect Nationalism/Populism?(NattyPops)

Posted by: JROD (Rick Perry/Scott Walker 2024) at November 29, 2022 01:18 PM (IlL6s)

146 and now have a newfound desire to learn Ubuntu

Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger at November 29, 2022 01:04 PM (VTu1l)

Ubuntu or Linux Mint is an excellent choice. You can run it live from a USB drive without installing it on your hard drive. Highly recommended to get an idea if the user interface and general operation meets your needs.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at November 29, 2022 01:19 PM (KXkkH)

147 President DeSantis should let Trump be a "kingmaker" for the constitutionalist populist movement. Oh, and the Czar of Settling Family Business.

Being Czar - there are no ROE.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed


Wartime consigliere.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2022 01:19 PM (ekL79)

148 "that I think would merit a response from the United States Congress"

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. DeathSantis is funny. Congress is bought and paid for by left-wing monopolists like Apple. They ain't gonna do shit -- except maybe punish Twatter.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 29, 2022 01:19 PM (iFTx/)

149 All tech is infected with wokeness.
==
Its all gone to shit. Was watching The Great Christmas Lightfight last night. 45 minutes in the "family" in Las Vegas was two "dudes", a porky, and one of the dudes was a female impersonator and we were treated to seeing him dress up and become LIza or whatever and strutting around talking about his decorations. You get ambushed CONSTANTLY.

Posted by: a broken record at November 29, 2022 01:19 PM (mD6kb)

150 Details surrounding his death, and what may have caused it, were not disclosed.

So, clot shot?

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at November 29, 2022 01:20 PM (qGOwt)

151 Clarence Gilyard, the fine arts professor and actor remembered for his standout roles in action films and television series in the 80s and 90s, has died, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, announced in a statement. Gilyard, who taught film and theater courses at the university, was 66. Details surrounding his death, and what may have caused it, were not disclosed.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2022 01:15 PM (ekL79)


Damn. I always liked him.

Posted by: Dr. T at November 29, 2022 01:20 PM (bhRsz)

152 Is there a phone that works that isn't under the thumb of Apple or Alphabet?

Posted by: Catherine at November 29, 2022 01:05 PM (ZSsrh)

Sports Illustrated football phone?
Posted by: Doof at November 29, 2022 01:18 PM (yYFOV)

Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring BANANA PHONE!!!!!

Posted by: Robert - Metallica, 72 Seasons, out 4/14 at November 29, 2022 01:20 PM (rqKUO)

153 I missed some great stuff this morning already... too bad those powerball numbers didn't come in, I'd be all over this -ish.

Seriously, though, everyone is on fire this morning.
Thanks

Posted by: Inogame, non alius regit at November 29, 2022 01:20 PM (53oGX)

154 I dont see it as an issue since nobody needs an app store in order to download an app. The app store is an app itself, and you don't need to use it. Phones also have web browers. With a web browser you can download an app from anywhere.
Posted by: Jimco Industries at November 29, 2022 01:13 PM (buTO7)
++++
You absolutely need an app installer. The only way around it is to either use the mobile website (which is often slower and more cumbersome than the app, and notifications usually don't work as well or even properly at all) or to break the walled garden and load your own software ("sideloading" or "jailbreaking"), either of which will violate your EULA and technically let Apple terminate services without recourse if they want to, as well as deny any warranty service or technical support.

Apple and Google's walled gardens (Apple's is more complete) are ostensibly to ensure software quality, not software content.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2022 01:20 PM (t0OGg)

155 You have the materiality of DeSantis versus the hyperbole of Trump. In a debate on substance and action, DeSantis would probably wipe the floor with Trump. You can only spout so many fallacies until even the most pedestrian person sees what's going on.

Posted by: Marcus T at November 29, 2022 01:21 PM (82U+n)

156
The brave firefighter shtick is pretty irritating.

And, it's so... weird. Press-men are in such a bubble that they don't know that three-quarters of the country hate them. Not ignore, or distrust, but *hate* them.

People (real ones with human DNA, not journalists) look at them and just want to kick the shit out of them.

They are not brave. They are bien-pensant midwit mouthpieces whose job protects them from any consequences, ever, for any of the disgusting behavior they exhibit from cradle to grave.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 29, 2022 01:21 PM (oINRc)

157 National Review, Weakly Sub Standard, the Entire Republican Party:

It started as a Mission.

Then it became a Business.

Now it has decayed into a Racket.

Posted by: rd at November 29, 2022 01:21 PM (Z32m1)

158 I don't have words for how much I loathe establishment GOP & its unfailing weakness and humiliating impotence in the face of the left's assaults.

Desperate to fellate the media and other regime actors with performative gatekeeping instead of real action, they are beneath contempt


Mollie's giving Ace competition for the VDH cruelty award. Lookin' good, Mollie.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 29, 2022 01:21 PM (BJC33)

159 It's 1st amendment in the trash can by Apple

Posted by: Skip's phone at November 29, 2022 01:21 PM (QXEmv)

160 So, clot shot?
Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions


When they don't say, then yes.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2022 01:21 PM (ekL79)

161 Apple's Three-Month Tax Savings under President Trump's New Tax Law: $1.68 Billion
ITEP - May 2, 2018
Apple, the nation's most profitable corporation, revealed its quarterly earnings report earlier this week, providing the first concrete indicator of just how big a boost the new tax law is for the tech world darling. The report, covering the first three months of the company's activities under the new tax rules, shows $16.1 billion of worldwide pretax income, and an income tax provision of $2.35 billion, for a tax rate of 14.5 percent. By comparison, the company's effective tax rate for the first three months of calendar 2017 was 24.9 percent. If last year's effective tax rate were still applicable, the company’s first quarter income taxes would be $1.68 billion higher.

If its recent tax savings are a predictor of how Apple will fare over the rest of 2018, the company could see a net tax reduction of $6.7 billion in 2018. This is in addition to the $40 billion one-time tax savings ITEP has estimated Apple will receive from the deemed repatriation tax provision in last year’s tax bill.

Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe at November 29, 2022 01:21 PM (MFZ8i)

162 69 I have just copyrighted Patriot Phones, by the way.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating a corrupt and violent world with Clint Eastwood at November 29, 2022 01:07 PM (LvTSG)

Available in digital camo, tactical black, and original Solo red.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2022 01:12 PM (/EuRN)

===========

"I didn't know that the phones where manufactured by Huawei, for that I apologize."
-9 months later

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating a corrupt and violent world with Clint Eastwood at November 29, 2022 01:21 PM (LvTSG)

163 152 Is there a phone that works that isn't under the thumb of Apple or Alphabet?

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https://calyxos.org/

Posted by: The Fool at November 29, 2022 01:21 PM (1dzqn)

164 Its all gone to shit. Was watching The Great Christmas Lightfight last night. 45 minutes in the "family" in Las Vegas was two "dudes", a porky, and one of the dudes was a female impersonator and we were treated to seeing him dress up and become LIza or whatever and strutting around talking about his decorations. You get ambushed CONSTANTLY.
Posted by: a broken record at November 29, 2022 01:19 PM (mD6kb)


I almost turned that on last night out of curiosity. Sounds like I dodged a bullet.

Posted by: Dr. T at November 29, 2022 01:21 PM (bhRsz)

165 119 Why do we need new laws, did someone repeal the Sherman act? I don’t think so. File suit,
Governor
Posted by: Ex-GOP at November 29, 2022 01:16 PM (YTBIQ)

Enforcement of the Sherman Act is controlled by the FTC. It is possible for private parties to sue, but they must show specific financial damages caused to them personally by the anticompetitive action, with the potential of being awarded triple damages.

Many people think it's possible to just "sue" because you don't like something, but it is far more complicated than that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2022 01:22 PM (trdmm)

166 Apple users your screwed

Posted by: Skip's phone at November 29, 2022 01:22 PM (QXEmv)

167 They are not brave. They are bien-pensant midwit mouthpieces whose job protects them from any consequences, ever, for any of the disgusting behavior they exhibit from cradle to grave.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 29, 2022 01:21 PM (oINRc)

Kicking out Jim Acosta's teeth would be doing a favor for Jim Acosta's teeth.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2022 01:22 PM (/EuRN)

168 Sports Illustrated football phone?
Posted by: Doof at November 29, 2022 01:18 PM (yYFOV)
........

is that the one for trannies?

Posted by: wth at November 29, 2022 01:22 PM (v0R5T)

169 I don't worry about tracking or other technology pitfalls. I used to, but once I developed a rapport with my smart toilet all that anxiety just floated away.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at November 29, 2022 01:22 PM (ppBhU)

170 Calling on Congress to do its job isn’t exactly awe- inspiring stuff. You have an Attorney General, governor, tell her to look up the Sherman act and do her job.

Posted by: Ex-GOP at November 29, 2022 01:22 PM (YTBIQ)

171 ConPop Party!!! ConPops!

Our Nation is screwed.......I like it!

Posted by: JROD (Rick Perry/Scott Walker 2024) at November 29, 2022 01:22 PM (IlL6s)

172 72 Ban the use of Apple hardware by any entity in Florida that receives public funds, including government, schools and universities.


Yeah!

Switch them over to Google and Microsoft products!
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 29, 2022 01:12 PM (g4JKw)

=========

Used Blackberry phones.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating a corrupt and violent world with Clint Eastwood at November 29, 2022 01:22 PM (LvTSG)

173 131 112 But I find it fascinating that while Trump talks a big game, DeSantis is the one who's pushing serious, consequential responses to what our corporate enemies are doing.

Maybe Trump should be Heavy D's press secretary. I'd love for "the media is the enemy of the people" to be more than a sick joke.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

Trump at heart is a deal maker. It is unclear what a DeSantis administration would do because Congress is hostile to any reform and the bureaucracy is much more resistant to any GOP president. I would not expect the same latitude in DC that DeSantis got from the Florida legislature and courts and we will see if the Disney or the Tampa Bay stadium issues are quietly fixed on the down low. That is how GOP usually does it. Blowhard and then go back to biz as usual when the publicity fades.

Posted by: whig at November 29, 2022 01:22 PM (bDjBG)

174 15 Is there a phone that works that isn't under the thumb of Apple or Alphabet?
Posted by: Catherine at November 29, 2022 01:05 PM (ZSsrh)
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Linux phones:

https://www.startpage.com/do/search?q=linux+phones

Posted by: Biden's Dog, who knows no margin bounds at November 29, 2022 01:22 PM (UK1vv)

175 Its all gone to shit. Was watching The Great Christmas Lightfight last night. 45 minutes in the "family" in Las Vegas was two "dudes", a porky, and one of the dudes was a female impersonator and we were treated to seeing him dress up and become LIza or whatever and strutting around talking about his decorations. You get ambushed CONSTANTLY.
Posted by: a broken record at November 29, 2022 01:19 PM (mD6kb)
++++
What on earth is "The Great Christmas Lightfight?"

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2022 01:23 PM (t0OGg)

176 @KariLakeWarRoom
🚨 Breaking 🚨

"I found out today that I have no choice but to vote "Aye" or I will be arrested and charged with a felony."

Ron Gould of the Mohave County Board of Supervisors was told he would be arrested if he did not certify the election.

Mohave was certified under duress.

https://tinyurl.com/23uk68ab

Via Robert Shibley at Instapundit.

Posted by: Robert - Metallica, 72 Seasons, out 4/14 at November 29, 2022 01:23 PM (rqKUO)

177 Sports Illustrated football phone?
----------------
Those things were special.

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 29, 2022 01:23 PM (3FiQa)

178 71 My theory is that conservatism inc only supports DeSantis as a means to stop or end Trump and are happy to see a Trump-DeSantis war, but if DeSantis becomes a clear front runner by 2024 they will be hating him and accusing him of golden showers more than they did Trump
Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger at November 29, 2022 01:12 PM (VTu1l)

That's possible. It's also possible they think they can better infiltrate DeSantis since he is a political animal and having been in Congress they have possible "ins" with him. I think it will be interesting if he does announce he's running and collapses into the Scott Walker trap. Not saying he would at all, but we've had conservative darling governors that suddenly think they need to moderate once Iowa comes around.

Posted by: Buzzion at November 29, 2022 01:23 PM (ETZEG)

179 You have the materiality of DeSantis versus the hyperbole of Trump. In a debate on substance and action, DeSantis would probably wipe the floor with Trump. You can only spout so many fallacies until even the most pedestrian person sees what's going on.
Posted by: Marcus T at November 29, 2022 01:21 PM (82U+n)


====================

I do have a lot of doubts about DeSantis.

I had a lot of similar doubts about Trump all through 2016.

Posted by: rd at November 29, 2022 01:23 PM (Z32m1)

180 I prepare for the day when fatbergs gain sentience.

Keep your feet away from the storm-drains!

Posted by: Bourbonchicken at November 29, 2022 01:24 PM (44ww/)

181 >>> How DDG makes it's money. Hint it isn't on selling your privacy.

https://is.gd/rvvw6a
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at November 29, 2022 01:17 PM (RFZrT)

=====

Fwiw: I used ddg to search Sam Brinton yesterday. Like Smell The Glove, I got no hits about his arrest unless I typed in Sam Brinton arrested for stealing suitcase from baggage carousel.

Posted by: Turn two at November 29, 2022 01:24 PM (JfxgE)

182 The new car gadgets track you. The map functions on your phone or pad can track you. I checked out my home location on my phone app, and it showed a garbage can at my place by the driveway. And that is just the vanilla offering of maps - not the government stuff. If they want to find you or spy on you in any old way, they can. The biggest guarantee of privacy in our times is to go - unnoticed, and unremarkable. Being HERE, incidentally, is not the best way.

Posted by: kraken at November 29, 2022 01:24 PM (Vr12I)

183 176 holy smokes

Posted by: Piper at November 29, 2022 01:24 PM (ZdaMQ)

184 Release a toughly worded statement, this is what passes for leadership in the GOP. Pffft

Posted by: Ex-GOP at November 29, 2022 01:25 PM (YTBIQ)

185 Apple?

Posted by: Adam at November 29, 2022 01:25 PM (oTZbj)

186 DeathSantis is funny. Congress is bought and paid for by left-wing monopolists like Apple. They ain't gonna do shit -- except maybe punish Twatter.
Posted by: Elric Blade at November 29, 2022 01:19 PM (iFTx/)

He said it because Legally and Tactically, he's absolutely correct. The FTC is the first body that could "do something" about it, but obviously they are on Apple's payroll so they won't. Next organization with authority is Congress.

There is no third option, except bitch and moan and do nothing.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2022 01:25 PM (trdmm)

187 The "destructiveness" of the 45th president???

Is this a quote from Pelosi, or Hakeem Jeffries, or Jenn Rubin?

I miss a lot, so it's probably me, but I missed all the "destructive" stuff? What was that?

Posted by: rhomboid at November 29, 2022 01:25 PM (OTzUX)

188 "I found out today that I have no choice but to vote "Aye" or I will be arrested and charged with a felony."
___

Oh well.

Maybe next time.

Posted by: SMH while living in the USSA at November 29, 2022 01:25 PM (vcwBL)

189 I don't use Apple products, but I understand that if you have an i-phone or an i-pad, you can *only* get apps from the Apple Store.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2022 01:16 PM (trdmm)
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I have an ipad but only use it for the security cams, and have barely a clue how to do anything else with it but a google search of - download app without using app store brings up information which shows that its fairly easy, but I havent tested it on the ipad

Posted by: Jimco Industries at November 29, 2022 01:25 PM (buTO7)

190 Sports Illustrated football phone?

I remember seeing those ads and concluding that giving special bonus stuff only to people who are new subscribers hurts your business model (magazines are much better off with ongoing subscribers). But then I realized the bonus was an ugly piece of plastic crap you'd be embarrassed to use.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2022 01:26 PM (cP/Ah)

191
Lot of speculation about whether DeSantis will even run. If not, I wish he'd clarify that. Spare us two f'n years of strident debate about which candidate should be gelded by his own Party while Democrats run amok.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 29, 2022 01:26 PM (oINRc)

192 >>>Apple and Google's walled gardens (Apple's is more complete) are ostensibly to ensure software quality, not software content.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)
-------------------------------------

Why must I have an apple map app in order to use Bing maps? Nope, apps do two things they restrict/direct usage and they track your usage and movements.
They are a cancer.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 29, 2022 01:26 PM (BJC33)

193 Gotta love that intestinal fortitude.

"Give me liberty or give me...wait, I can go to jail??"

Posted by: SMH while living in the USSA at November 29, 2022 01:26 PM (vcwBL)

194 Got your e-mail, RMBS. Reply sent.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 29, 2022 01:27 PM (AW0uW)

195 They have stated publicly that they censor information they deem to be OMG RUSSIAN DISINFORMATION so who the hell knows what else they're censoring.
Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik

You could just use Yandex, which is a Russian search engine. And get your "Russian Disinformation" wholesale, direct from the source.

And Yandex search results are not curated. Use it, sometimes, and compare results with Google, Yahoo/Bing, etc.
We live in interesting times, and the government/big tech oligopolies know who you are.

Posted by: A face in the crowd..... at November 29, 2022 01:27 PM (vcOmj)

196 >>> That's not funny!

https://bit.ly/3VzmxE7
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at November 29, 2022 01:14 PM (FVME7)


The phrases, "punch up" and "clap back" from that twitter idiot are always helpful early warning signs that someone's an idiot. Their strange speech and dogmas are very helpful to us the sane non-woke so we can ignore them.

Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2022 01:27 PM (cqFb3)

197 I have another dumb question.


Can't apple users just type in "Twitter" to get on Twitter?

I'll hang up and listen.

Posted by: eleven at November 29, 2022 01:27 PM (t4fCu)

198 @15 Is there a phone that works that isn't under the thumb of Apple or Alphabet?

----

Musk suggested on Twitter the other day that he might make one. But given that it was Musk, it's an open question how serious he was about it.

Posted by: junior at November 29, 2022 01:27 PM (PTw5h)

199 I guess if you don't know how to use Unix commands, you could have an issue with Apple's GUI. I've had to support both Apple and Windows PCs for several years now. Apple's OS has been more stable and consistent. If you disagree, please install Window's 8 and we'll talk.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at November 29, 2022 01:27 PM (uz3Px)

200 If the GOP remains hostile to DeSantis, should he win the nomination, DeSantis is probably the real deal. If, however, the GOP embraces DeSantis....

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at November 29, 2022 01:27 PM (5pTK/)

201 "Posted by: whig at November 29, 2022 01:22 PM (bDjBG)"

Well, there seems to currently be a lot the Executive Branch is doing without Congress. I suppose one could argue that's ephemeral, but irrespective a Republican President could at a minimum do the same thing. If that's a the way they want to play the game. Turnabout is fair play and all that.

I would also argue that if Republicans in Congress don't get off their asses and at least attempt to accomplish some material actions in the next two years, their majority will be short lived.

Posted by: Marcus T at November 29, 2022 01:28 PM (82U+n)

202 Mohave was certified under duress.

99% of DNC folks would have gladly been arrested than certify a loss. 99% of the GOP acts like an arrest gets them a friggin' scarlet letter.

Posted by: Jaguar at November 29, 2022 01:28 PM (B3Biy)

203 Ron Gould of the Mohave County Board of Supervisors was told he would be arrested if he did not certify the election.

I mean, there's a lot to say here, but the main takeaway is... how seriously are you to take a government that would arrest someone for not agreeing with their election? How is it certification if you are compelled to do it by threat of arrest and legal action? That's not agreement, its just a forced step to impose a tyrant's power.

If its not voluntary and cannot be refused, then its not certification at all its just rubber stamping the tyrant's will.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2022 01:28 PM (cP/Ah)

204 Linux phones:

https://www.startpage.com/do/search?q=linux+phones
Posted by: Biden's Dog, who knows no margin bounds at November 29, 2022 01:22 PM (UK1vv)
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I'm thinking that will be my next phone when this android falls out the window of my car, then I back up to get it and drive over it like the last one I had.

Posted by: Jimco Industries at November 29, 2022 01:28 PM (buTO7)

205 Can't apple users just type in "Twitter" to get on Twitter?

I'll hang up and listen.
Posted by: eleven
___

I have a Macbook Air, and since I have no desire to ever use Twitter, can't say I care.

Posted by: SMH while living in the USSA at November 29, 2022 01:28 PM (vcwBL)

206 191
Lot of speculation about whether DeSantis will even run. If not, I wish he'd clarify that. Spare us two f'n years of strident debate about which candidate should be gelded by his own Party while Democrats run amok.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 29, 2022 01:26 PM (oINRc)

===========

I think he only jumps into the race if we get to a few weeks before Iowa and Trump doesn't obviously have it sewn up with the existing competition.

So, it'll be Trump vs. a bunch of lefty corporatists for about a year. I really doubt that Trump ever leads by less than 40 points in any poll against that field.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating a corrupt and violent world with Clint Eastwood at November 29, 2022 01:28 PM (LvTSG)

207 Lot of speculation about whether DeSantis will even run. If not, I wish he'd clarify that. Spare us two f'n years of strident debate about which candidate should be gelded by his own Party while Democrats run amok.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 29, 2022 01:26 PM (oINRc)


He's said multiple times that he wouldn't run if Trump declared, which he has. If DeSantis goes back on his word, he looks bad.

I certainly hope he doesn't run and keeps his word.

The Trump/DeSantis thing is only a thing in the media because they want to CHOOSE OUR CANDIDATE yet again.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 29, 2022 01:28 PM (IXZGh)

208 So, clot shot?
Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions

When they don't say, then yes.
Posted by: rickb223


Old and Busted: "when they don't say, it was kinky sex games gone wrong."

New Hotness: "when they don't say, it was government-enforced medical care."

I liked it better when the tranny puppy bois were unmentionable, and the NIH wasn't.

Posted by: mikeski requests all the puppy bois to get off his damn lawn, for multiple reasons at November 29, 2022 01:28 PM (P1f+c)

209 186 DeathSantis is funny. Congress is bought and paid for by left-wing monopolists like Apple. They ain't gonna do shit -- except maybe punish Twatter.
Posted by: Elric Blade at November 29, 2022 01:19 PM (iFTx/)

He said it because Legally and Tactically, he's absolutely correct. The FTC is the first body that could "do something" about it, but obviously they are on Apple's payroll so they won't. Next organization with authority is Congress.

There is no third option, except bitch and moan and do nothing.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2022 01:25 PM (trdmm)

Frankly there's not much difference between the options. Which makes it all the odder to complain about Trump merely complaining and pointing out issues that he has no power to fix. That is literally the limit to what either of them can do.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 29, 2022 01:28 PM (eYoxG)

210 I wonder if the government threatens to regulate the companies it is getting to censor speech they don't like? Or is it as simple as they are all on the same page?

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 29, 2022 01:28 PM (doasI)

211 -
I prepare for the day when fatbergs gain sentience.

Keep your feet away from the storm-drains!

Posted by: Bourbonchicken at November 29, 2022 01:24 PM
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---------

We are Legion.

Posted by: Michael Moore, Rosie O'Donnell, Whoopie Goldberg, etc., etc., etc. at November 29, 2022 01:28 PM (SchQD)

212 I believe Musk is working on the Tesla Phone.

Posted by: davidt at November 29, 2022 01:29 PM (oTZbj)

213 155 You have the materiality of DeSantis versus the hyperbole of Trump. In a debate on substance and action, DeSantis would probably wipe the floor with Trump. You can only spout so many fallacies until even the most pedestrian person sees what's going on.
Posted by: Marcus T

Until DeSantis takes aim at the spineless DC GOPe unlike Trump did from the very start, my fear is that DeSantis in office, because like Nixon, he is very calculating, will simply try to triangulate too much. Nixon did lasting damage to the US domestically by trading domestic liberalism with guns and butter for continuing the Vietnam War and Cold War. His appointees to the court were largely abysmal and his domestic legislation pure liberalism. Nixon and his henchman Kissinger essentially saw the whole world as a real life Risk game. Reagan or Barry would have made far better presidents in 68 than Nixon.

Posted by: whig at November 29, 2022 01:29 PM (bDjBG)

214 >>> Lot of speculation about whether DeSantis will even run. If not, I wish he'd clarify that. Spare us two f'n years of strident debate about which candidate should be gelded by his own Party while Democrats run amok.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 29, 2022 01:26 PM (oINRc)

There is no advantage to doing anything early. Always keep your enemies guessing what you're going to do.

Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2022 01:29 PM (cqFb3)

215 If you disagree, please install Window's 8 and we'll talk.

Why would you compare modern Apple OS with a product from a decade ago?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2022 01:29 PM (cP/Ah)

216 99% of DNC folks would have gladly been arrested than certify a loss. 99% of the GOP acts like an arrest gets them a friggin' scarlet letter.
Posted by: Jaguar
___

Yep.

Posted by: SMH while living in the USSA at November 29, 2022 01:29 PM (vcwBL)

217 I know we like to bash the Congressional GOP but they have been preparing for all of this pushback against Musk for a month. Lot of proposed legislation including reducing the monopoly Apple and Google have on Apps. They aren't just sitting on their hands.

Posted by: polynikes at November 29, 2022 01:29 PM (IM3Hm)

218 Wow! Lots to unpack here.

For right now, Ron, Mollie, and Ace have brightened my day immensely.

Posted by: RM at November 29, 2022 01:29 PM (0eYOS)

219 Many people think it's possible to just "sue" because you don't like something, but it is far more complicated than that.
---
Compare to the NY AG suing Trump for public fraud based on private contracts where neither party suffered any harm.

Yeah. Laws don't apply any more-- this day is about power and the willingness to use it.

One side is willing to use it. The other whines about laws not being followed....

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at November 29, 2022 01:29 PM (KMYsd)

220 Musk comes out with his own smartphone I am getting one. No bullshit.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 29, 2022 01:29 PM (QSjkU)

221 What on earth is "The Great Christmas Lightfight?"
Posted by: Joe Mannix
==
ABC seasonal reality contest show. People enter to have their christmas home displays judged. Winner gets 50K. Lots of OCD on parade.

Posted by: some people overdo their displays and some are pretty good at November 29, 2022 01:30 PM (nYNEs)

222 >>>"I found out today that I have no choice but to vote "Aye" or I will be arrested and charged with a felony."


We have a very intricate, safe, and foolproof electoral system. The way it works is, the results we come up with get confirmed at every step of the process, and anyone who questions them gets kneecapped.

Posted by: The Deep State, Defenders of Democracy at November 29, 2022 01:30 PM (bhRsz)

223 "I do have a lot of doubts about DeSantis"

I have my doubts about a lot of people. But Trump has shown us his ass more than anyone.

That's why I want a good, rigorous primary. So we can see who these people are.

Posted by: Marcus T at November 29, 2022 01:30 PM (82U+n)

224 Well, there seems to currently be a lot the Executive Branch is doing without Congress. I suppose one could argue that's ephemeral, but irrespective a Republican President could at a minimum do the same thing. If that's a the way they want to play the game. Turnabout is fair play and all that.

I would also argue that if Republicans in Congress don't get off their asses and at least attempt to accomplish some material actions in the next two years, their majority will be short lived.
Posted by: Marcus T at November 29, 2022 01:28 PM (82U+n)

Don't you remember DACA? A Democrat president may unilaterally implement, but a Republican president may not remove.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 29, 2022 01:30 PM (eYoxG)

225 Woke Disney LGBT cartoon movie expected to lose over $140 million.

Also, Disney organizes super-cute joke, has children come out holding up sign saying "We Love You Satan" instead of "Santa".

Oppsie! Tee-hee-hee!

https://tinyurl.com/4hwnmczb

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 29, 2022 01:30 PM (g4JKw)

226 Can't apple users just type in "Twitter" to get on Twitter?

I'll hang up and listen.
Posted by: eleven at November 29, 2022 01:27 PM

Yes. I guess some people prefer using the apps.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 29, 2022 01:30 PM (doasI)

227 My theory is that conservatism inc only supports DeSantis as a means to stop or end Trump and are happy to see a Trump-DeSantis war, but if DeSantis becomes a clear front runner by 2024 they will be hating him and accusing him of golden showers more than they did Trump
Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger at November 29, 2022 01:12 PM (VTu1l)

That's possible. It's also possible they think they can better infiltrate DeSantis since he is a political animal and having been in Congress they have possible "ins" with him. I think it will be interesting if he does announce he's running and collapses into the Scott Walker trap. Not saying he would at all, but we've had conservative darling governors that suddenly think they need to moderate once Iowa comes around.
Posted by: Buzzion at November 29, 2022 01:23 PM (ETZEG)

____________________
THIS!!!!
These are my doubts about DeSantis.
And every politician / non-politician. They hire the "Campaign Experts" and become a cookie cutter, sound bite politician. They are suddenly much more "Nuanced," and all the right people gush about their sudden "Statesman-like" moderation. Then the DC Capture is 95% complete.

Posted by: rd at November 29, 2022 01:30 PM (Z32m1)

228 Everyone needs to go back to using paper maps and road atlases.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 29, 2022 01:30 PM (hXqlg)

229 ABC seasonal reality contest show.
___

I'm so glad I don't watch TV.

Posted by: SMH while living in the USSA at November 29, 2022 01:30 PM (vcwBL)

230 I am reasonably sure Musk already is working on a phone, because he's trying to create the One Ring of internet, which he controls and gets all the money from.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2022 01:30 PM (cP/Ah)

231
But the packaging is gorgeous, so I guess that makes them better.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

This is about me, isn't it

Posted by: Sam Brinton at November 29, 2022 01:31 PM (NOVDU)

232 I guess if you don't know how to use Unix commands, you could have an issue with Apple's GUI. I've had to support both Apple and Windows PCs for several years now. Apple's OS has been more stable and consistent. If you disagree, please install Window's 8 and we'll talk.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at November 29, 2022 01:27 PM (uz3Px)
++++
8 is old news, and they sort of fixed it with 8.1 (which was actually 9). Windows 10 was pretty good. Windows 11 pisses me off and enrages me at every possible juncture. I don't know if there's under-the-covers stuff (like the driver model or somesuch) that's better, but from a usability standpoint 11 is worse in every single way than 10. So is the new version of Office. They're productivity-destroying trash.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2022 01:31 PM (t0OGg)

233 It will be Trump in 24, if he is not dead or imprisoned. I doubt he will be allowed to win, and I think they want him to run.

Posted by: kraken at November 29, 2022 01:31 PM (Vr12I)

234 Everyone needs to go back to using paper maps and road atlases.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus
___

Hub and I still do.

Posted by: SMH while living in the USSA at November 29, 2022 01:31 PM (vcwBL)

235 Muhahaha! x 10.

JAPC. Just Another Perl Commenter.

Posted by: Oddbob at November 29, 2022 01:31 PM (nfrXX)

236 One side is willing to use it. The other whines about laws not being followed....
==
Well, riddle me this, when there is, in reality, ONLY ONE SIDE, then what happens . . .

Posted by: a broken record at November 29, 2022 01:31 PM (aQxo4)

237 There is no third option, except bitch and moan and do nothing.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2022 01:25 PM (trdmm)


Fourth option --- send money to NRO and establishment types to "conserve conservatism"

Posted by: Rich Lowry at November 29, 2022 01:31 PM (8aKLl)

238 Ironic.

I think it was in National Review that Williamson published his piece about how some towns need to die.

Posted by: Axeman at November 29, 2022 01:31 PM (krQz2)

239 What would an Elon Musk smartphone be called?

Posted by: Robert - Metallica, 72 Seasons, out 4/14 at November 29, 2022 01:31 PM (1hpTD)

240 Musk comes out with his own smartphone I am getting one. No bullshit.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 29, 2022 01:29 PM (QSjkU)
..........

Rumor is it will run on diesel.

Posted by: wth at November 29, 2022 01:32 PM (v0R5T)

241 99% of DNC folks would have gladly been arrested than certify a loss. 99% of the GOP acts like an arrest gets them a friggin' scarlet letter.
Posted by: Jaguar


Yeah. And 99% of the DNC people would have been let go after an hour with a promise to appear.
Pubbies would still be in jail two years later. See J6 for roadmap.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2022 01:32 PM (ekL79)

242 191
Lot of speculation about whether DeSantis will even run. If not, I wish he'd clarify that. Spare us two f'n years of strident debate about which candidate should be gelded by his own Party while Democrats run amok.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice
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It's free political press for him and Trump.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 29, 2022 01:32 PM (BJC33)

243 Desantis is despicable. We need him to be doing important things, like taking meetings with Ye, Milo, and a 20-something Holocaust denier, not attacking a corporation for having its own policy on speech.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at November 29, 2022 01:32 PM (ppBhU)

244 Everyone needs to go back to using paper maps and road atlases.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus

I just memorize the Earf

Posted by: Miklos, who can't get there from here at November 29, 2022 01:32 PM (NOVDU)

245 Calling on Congress to do its job isn’t exactly awe- inspiring stuff. You have an Attorney General, governor, tell her to look up the Sherman act and do her job.

Posted by: Ex-GOP at November 29, 2022 01:22 PM (YTBIQ)


Well, the Sherman Anti-trust act is a Federal act, and was created to smear Senator John Sherman's political opponent, Russel Alger, by alleging his participation in the Diamond Match Company in revenge for what he considered Alger's blocking of Sherman's candidacy for Presidency.
After that it was ignored until Teddy Roosevelt, that tower of political rectitude, needed a hammer to go after his own political enemies.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 29, 2022 01:32 PM (xhaym)

246 I believe Musk is working on the Tesla Phone.

Musk should buy up the rest of Blackberry for cheap, and use their IP to build a secure, satellite capable smartphone.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at November 29, 2022 01:32 PM (JChPb)

247 Compare to the NY AG suing Trump for public fraud based on private contracts where neither party suffered any harm.

Yeah. Laws don't apply any more-- this day is about power and the willingness to use it.

One side is willing to use it. The other whines about laws not being followed....
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at November 29, 2022 01:29 PM (KMYsd)

The NY AG's case is going to get tossed out after who knows how much dinking around, but of course the point is harrassment, not doing anything legal.

If we're going to just give up on the idea of using actual law seriously, I'd be in favor of cutting to the chase and just going straight to the death squads.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2022 01:33 PM (trdmm)

248 Already said I hope Trump is the only GOP candidate even though I'm not a fan. I think any primary battle will result in a schism that we won't be able to overcome and will just empower the Left even more. I understand that if you're in the LIB club that may be desirable. I'm not there yet.

Posted by: polynikes at November 29, 2022 01:33 PM (IM3Hm)

249 217 I know we like to bash the Congressional GOP but they have been preparing for all of this pushback against Musk for a month. Lot of proposed legislation including reducing the monopoly Apple and Google have on Apps. They aren't just sitting on their hands.
Posted by: polynikes at November 29, 2022 01:29 PM (IM3Hm)

Hey guys the GOP is totally going to repeal Obamacare!

Posted by: Buzzion at November 29, 2022 01:33 PM (ETZEG)

250 I started my NR subscription in college. I even have a signed letter from WFB that I'm proud of. I ended my subscription when they went against Trump.

Fuck them. I actually have more respect for The Nation.

Posted by: Chairborne!...Desk From Above! at November 29, 2022 01:33 PM (rPOSk)

251 Trump can tap into the conservative market just by not being a fucking communist. Pretty easy seems to me.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 29, 2022 01:33 PM (QSjkU)

252 I am reasonably sure Musk already is working on a phone, because he's trying to create the One Ring of internet, which he controls and gets all the money from.
==
He needs to create a "new" device. The phones are too passe' now. Think star trek shirt button.

Posted by: but you are correct, twitter is the beginning, a tent pole for the tent at November 29, 2022 01:33 PM (tuUmv)

253 >>> Everyone needs to go back to using paper maps and road atlases.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus
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Hub and I still do.
Posted by: SMH while living in the USSA at November 29, 2022 01:31 PM (vcwBL)


I actually enjoyed doing that. Planning trips on paper, making itineraries based on fuel, coming up with waypoints, then bringing maps with you.

Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2022 01:34 PM (cqFb3)

254 I know we like to bash the Congressional GOP but they have been preparing for all of this pushback against Musk for a month. Lot of proposed legislation including reducing the monopoly Apple and Google have on Apps. They aren't just sitting on their hands.
Posted by: polynikes
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LOL!

That's cute.

Posted by: SMH while living in the USSA at November 29, 2022 01:34 PM (vcwBL)

255 99% of DNC folks would have gladly been arrested than certify a loss. 99% of the GOP acts like an arrest gets them a friggin' scarlet letter.
Posted by: Jaguar at November 29, 2022 01:28 PM (B3Biy)


Yes....but.

How many Democrat operatives face serious long-term consequences to being arrested? What are the chances this Gould character, or any other GOP official, would face such consequences?

Obviously, we can argue that he should have been willing to put his liberty on the line anyway. But let's not pretend we don't know what his fate would have been had he refused.

Posted by: Dr. T at November 29, 2022 01:34 PM (bhRsz)

256 Gah. Four more hours until I can leave work.

Yes, I'm bored here; why do you ask?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 29, 2022 01:34 PM (J2vNu)

257 >99% of DNC folks would have gladly been arrested than certify a loss. 99% of the GOP acts like an arrest gets them a friggin' scarlet letter.
Posted by: Jaguar

DNC remembers who helped them and rewards hugely.

Makes you think don't it?

Posted by: Bourbonchicken at November 29, 2022 01:34 PM (44ww/)

258 @173 whig-Nobody wants to differentiate the Florida legislature from the United States congress in the DeSantis effectiveness argument. Its a dead end. Debated with conservative author James Anthony last week for a few days.
"We" already know what a DeSantis Administration is going to look like AND accomplish when he is ELECTED(however thats going to work) so debating/arguing is pointless. Politics is a bizarre thing these days.

I'll vote for whomever the R is even as a meaningless futile gesture.

Posted by: JROD (Rick Perry/Scott Walker 2024) at November 29, 2022 01:34 PM (IlL6s)

259 What would an Elon Musk smartphone be called?

Probably the Hemp Phone or something juvenile like that. The man loves his weed jokes

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2022 01:34 PM (cP/Ah)

260 One of the most INFURIATING things about the current moment is the utter and complete silence and weakness of roughly 100% of DC establishment Republicans. Every single elected GOP person with a brain and/or spine or even a freaking PULSE should be saying at least this much.

Huh? What? Frank advises me to stay silent.

Posted by: Mrs. Frank McCarthy-Luntz at November 29, 2022 01:35 PM (UigWn)

261 248 Already said I hope Trump is the only GOP candidate even though I'm not a fan. I think any primary battle will result in a schism that we won't be able to overcome and will just empower the Left even more. I understand that if you're in the LIB club that may be desirable. I'm not there yet.
Posted by: polynikes at November 29, 2022 01:33 PM (IM3Hm)

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The GOPe is going to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to take the party back from Trump in 2024. He will not be the only candidate.

However, he will be the only candidate to the right of Ted Cruz who has any money or gains any traction. The only other candidate that could capture the base like him is DeSantis, and he won't announce for at least a year if he does at all.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating a corrupt and violent world with Clint Eastwood at November 29, 2022 01:35 PM (LvTSG)

262 I actually enjoyed doing that. Planning trips on paper, making itineraries based on fuel, coming up with waypoints, then bringing maps with you.
Posted by: banana Dream
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Land navigation courses kinda stuck with us.

Posted by: SMH while living in the USSA at November 29, 2022 01:35 PM (vcwBL)

263 I also supported both Windows and Apple computers for years. Of course Apple is more stable. Apple certifies the hardware used for their OS.

The true reality is: it's amazing Windows is as stable as it is, considering the wide variety of hardware it will run on.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at November 29, 2022 01:35 PM (5pTK/)

264 >>>if you lose your mind about Trump and allow him to unmoor you from your conservative foundations ... if you a find a way to evade or justify all of Trump's failings and allow him to unmoor you from your conservative foundations ... If you eschew both of those approaches

Rich Lowry simply can't write.

Posted by: m at November 29, 2022 01:35 PM (RuTUS)

265 See, with DeSantis it's a real warning -- like a rattlesnake's rattle; not just an empty threat

Posted by: Regular joe at November 29, 2022 01:35 PM (nnp+f)

266 I would also argue that if Republicans in Congress don't get off their asses and at least attempt to accomplish some material actions in the next two years, their majority will be short lived.
Posted by: Marcus T
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The powers in the GOP in Congress simply do not care--they have their own little iron triangle of donors, party and campaign officials, and candidates that scratch each other's back. Constituents almost always get the shaft unless you have the rare GOP Congress critter that actually represents their district or state.

GOPe values generational wealth over any long term survival of the US as they figure to be on the beach somewhere else when the shit hits the fan. The Dems will fight over a dunghill for power, the GOP prefers to flee with their ill gotten gains. GOPe view politics as a business where they get rich in return for offering servicing to donors.

On DeSantis doing anything GOPe doesn't like unilaterally, he will be ignored or sabotaged by the courts and bureaucracy.

Posted by: whig at November 29, 2022 01:35 PM (bDjBG)

267 What would Heavy D and Trump debate, that is, differ, about?? And that's sort of a reminder of what matters. Not either person, who like everyone else is disposable. Only policy and results matter. For the other vapid crap there's entertainment and sports.

What does DeSantis push that's any different? Specifics. There must be some. But nothing very consequential.

And I mean direct conflict, not shades of an essentially similar policy. Which is why I wonder what a primary battle would even look like. Other than style differences that are of consequence only to the unserious, what important policy differences are there?

Posted by: rhomboid at November 29, 2022 01:35 PM (OTzUX)

268 Lot of proposed legislation including reducing the monopoly Apple and Google have on Apps. They aren't just sitting on their hands.
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I'm so excited about bills that will die in the Senate that I'm gonna pee myself.

Lulz.

How about a regular order budget that cuts the budget of the FTC for failing to enforce the laws?
Instead, we'll get Failure Theater Bills and omnibus spending increase continuing resolutions

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at November 29, 2022 01:35 PM (KMYsd)

269 213 155 You have the materiality of DeSantis versus the hyperbole of Trump. In a debate on substance and action, DeSantis would probably wipe the floor with Trump. You can only spout so many fallacies until even the most pedestrian person sees what's going on.
Posted by: Marcus T

Until DeSantis takes aim at the spineless DC GOPe unlike Trump did from the very start, my fear is that DeSantis in office, because like Nixon, he is very calculating, will simply try to triangulate too much. Nixon did lasting damage to the US domestically by trading domestic liberalism with guns and butter for continuing the Vietnam War and Cold War. His appointees to the court were largely abysmal and his domestic legislation pure liberalism. Nixon and his henchman Kissinger essentially saw the whole world as a real life Risk game. Reagan or Barry would have made far better presidents in 68 than Nixon.
Posted by: whig at November 29, 2022 01:29 PM
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You mean like Trump endorsing GOPe McCarthy for speaker two weeks ago? Or was that Trump endorsing GOPe Elise Stefanik for reelection?

Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe at November 29, 2022 01:35 PM (MFZ8i)

270 234 Everyone needs to go back to using paper maps and road atlases.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus
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Hub and I still do.
Posted by: SMH
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You betcha'.
With a map you know everything
GPS, if it's accurate, you're in a tunnel.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 29, 2022 01:35 PM (BJC33)

271 182 The new car gadgets track you. The map functions on your phone or pad can track you. I checked out my home location on my phone app, and it showed a garbage can at my place by the driveway. And that is just the vanilla offering of maps - not the government stuff. If they want to find you or spy on you in any old way, they can. The biggest guarantee of privacy in our times is to go - unnoticed, and unremarkable. Being HERE, incidentally, is not the best way.
Posted by: kraken at November 29, 2022 01:24

My mechanic knows that my tires are low and I'm out of gas. He wants to service my car today. He can see my car on an app on his phone.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 29, 2022 01:36 PM (doasI)

272 258 @173 whig-Nobody wants to differentiate the Florida legislature from the United States congress in the DeSantis effectiveness argument. Its a dead end. Debated with conservative author James Anthony last week for a few days.
"We" already know what a DeSantis Administration is going to look like AND accomplish when he is ELECTED(however thats going to work) so debating/arguing is pointless. Politics is a bizarre thing these days.

I'll vote for whomever the R is even as a meaningless futile gesture.
Posted by: JROD (Rick Perry/Scott Walker 2024) at November 29, 2022 01:34 PM (IlL6s)

Well the main claim by DeSantis's proponents is that his administration will be like Trump, but with a cooperative legislature. I don't really believe the second part, so it's not a particularly strong sale.

Furthermore it has been primarily Trump working to remake the legislature.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 29, 2022 01:36 PM (eYoxG)

273 I know we like to bash the Congressional GOP but they have been preparing for all of this pushback against Musk for a month. Lot of proposed legislation including reducing the monopoly Apple and Google have on Apps. They aren't just sitting on their hands.
Posted by: polynikes
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The Google and Apple checks are going to be HUGE

Posted by: Mrs. Frank McCarthy-Luntz at November 29, 2022 01:36 PM (UigWn)

274 They want to pretend they're still being principled conservatives. That's why they claim they're willing to give him praise when he does something right. But read everything else he said and it's just gosh dammit Trump was just so awful and destructive.
Posted by: Buzzion at November 29, 2022 01:18 PM (ETZEG)

The thing is, their "conservatism" conserved nothing and most people realize it. It consisted of mouthing so-con issues but never achieving results. Meanwhile it pushed for endless wars, low taxes for corporations, and shipping manufacturing overseas. Plus, it now supports monopolies.

Posted by: WiNO at November 29, 2022 01:36 PM (+XtQr)

275 Kari Lake would've been a good Gov.

Pity.

Posted by: SMH while living in the USSA at November 29, 2022 01:36 PM (vcwBL)

276 Muhahaha! x 10.

JAPC. Just Another Perl Commenter.
Posted by: Oddbob at November 29, 2022 01:31 PM (nfrXX)
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Bareword error.

Posted by: Axeman at November 29, 2022 01:37 PM (krQz2)

277 What would an Elon-created institute of higher learning with a department devoted to the study of the Cthulhu Mythos be called?

Muskatonic University, of course!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 29, 2022 01:37 PM (J2vNu)

278 I am reasonably sure Musk already is working on a phone, because he's trying to create the One Ring of internet, which he controls and gets all the money from.


When my download, while sitting in a pasture, is 191 Mbps with a 1 terabyte a month cap before throttling, for $110 a month, he gets my money.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2022 01:37 PM (ekL79)

279 Tesla Phone... to be called the Pi...


https://tinyurl.com/ypunp37u

Posted by: davidt at November 29, 2022 01:37 PM (oTZbj)

280 "Hub and I still do.
Posted by: SMH while living in the USSA at November 29, 2022 01:31 PM (vcwBL) "

$100 says you have a sighting compass too.

Posted by: Marcus T at November 29, 2022 01:37 PM (82U+n)

281 I understand that if you're in the LIB club that may be desirable. I'm not there yet.
Posted by: polynikes
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Through the magic of commenting on a blog, Trump will be summarily ostracized, Desantis will be elevated on high, and primaries will be declared UNECESSARY. Thus avoiding the primary problem . . . wait cancelling the primaries not going to happen either is it. BUT LET'S ALL DECIDE NOW!!! (its pretty obviously the shill sales move of creating the impression of LIMITED TIME ONLY)

Posted by: We must decide this now - is pretty lame at November 29, 2022 01:37 PM (NQwjX)

282 Headline at Daily Mail (looks like he's running for POTUS, and he's not wrong):

"Mike Pompeo says teachers union president Randi Weingarten is the most 'dangerous person in the world' and is more likely to 'take our republic down' with the 'filth they teach our kids' than China's Xi"

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at November 29, 2022 01:37 PM (JLj2w)

283 My mechanic knows that my tires are low and I'm out of gas. He wants to service my car today. He can see my car on an app on his phone.
Posted by: CaliGirl
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And you're okay with this...because convenience?

Posted by: SMH while living in the USSA at November 29, 2022 01:37 PM (vcwBL)

284 Posted by: CaliGirl at November 29, 2022 01:36 PM (doasI)

Can he see up your skirt?

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 29, 2022 01:37 PM (QSjkU)

285 By the way, willowed from below...

I did, in fact, rejoin Twitter a week or so ago. If anybody is on there, it's @hawkpilot64.

So far so good. I noted that there are precisely two genders, and that COVID was created in a Chinese lab, which was funded by Dr Fauci. Still not banned.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at November 29, 2022 01:38 PM (JChPb)

286 Our choice continues to be to vote for the evil that lies to our face, like Rubio, or the evil that directly tells us what it thinks of us and freedom (deplorable, irredeemable). Why play? How would life in America be any worse with Val Demings as my senator? Primary all the RINOs, then boycott the general if they win. Until we excise the cancer of the bushite, neoleftist garbage, we got nuthin.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at November 29, 2022 01:38 PM (Tvpiw)

287
Kari Lake seems ok. But, then, they all do 'til they get into office. And then they all turn out to be cucks.

I won't shed a tear for what might, but almost certainly wouldn't, have been.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 29, 2022 01:38 PM (oINRc)

288 Can't apple users just type in "Twitter" to get on Twitter?

I'll hang up and listen.
Posted by: eleven

Yes. I guess some people prefer using the apps.
Posted by: CaliGirl


If you go to Twitter on Safari, you get a pop-up asking if you want to install the app instead. If the app goes away, I'll have one fewer pop-up to cancel. Winning!

Posted by: mikeski at November 29, 2022 01:38 PM (P1f+c)

289 I'll vote for whomever the R is even as a meaningless futile gesture. Posted by: JROD
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I vote R for national offices as a delaying tactic to allow more prep time. Focusing on establishing more extensive vegetable gardens this next year. Alternatives on power and heat have been addressed along with super insulating home. And some other steps as well.

Posted by: whig at November 29, 2022 01:38 PM (bDjBG)

290 Posted by: Farmer Bob at November 29, 2022 01:38 PM (Tvpiw)

There's my LIB man .

Posted by: polynikes at November 29, 2022 01:38 PM (IM3Hm)

291 Again, without legislative or regulatory action, this is largely a time wasting, mastebatory exercise.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at November 29, 2022 01:38 PM (7klpr)

292 $100 says you have a sighting compass too.
Posted by: Marcus T
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No...

*shifty eyes*

Posted by: SMH while living in the USSA at November 29, 2022 01:39 PM (vcwBL)

293 "That would be a huge, huge mistake, and it would be a really raw exercise of monopolistic power that I think would merit a response from the United States Congress."
=
Congress: *Cheers for more pro-globalist censorship*

Posted by: Methos at November 29, 2022 01:39 PM (kOpft)

294 He needs to create a "new" device. The phones are too passe' now. Think star trek shirt button.
Posted by: but you are correct, twitter is the beginning, a tent pole for the tent at November 29, 2022 01:33 PM (tuUmv)


Oh pardon me lassie, I was only trying to make a phone call.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at November 29, 2022 01:39 PM (mVMcL)

295 My mechanic knows that my tires are low and I'm out of gas. He wants to service my car today. He can see my car on an app on his phone.
Posted by: CaliGirl


Wife's truck has an app for it.

Try as I might, I could not get the air pressure in her tires to 100%. Best I could do was 97 in one and 94 in the rest.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2022 01:39 PM (ekL79)

296 The true reality is: it's amazing Windows is as stable as it is, considering the wide variety of hardware it will run on.
Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at November 29, 2022 01:35 PM (5pTK/)
.......

Bill Gates has moobs.

Posted by: wth at November 29, 2022 01:40 PM (v0R5T)

297 So i got this creeping fear that one day, a "stolen election" narrative will be judo-flipped into high gear and will be used as a pretext for some really REALLY nasty people to attempt to seize power. I mean like WEF goons taking shit over in the name of "Global Security" kind of shit.

If the news goons suddenly flip and start reporting on how utterly broken US elections actually are, find the nearest Katy and get her to the nearest door post haste.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2022 01:40 PM (/EuRN)

298 Tesla Phone... to be called the Pi...

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... for Radicals Squared!

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at November 29, 2022 01:40 PM (JLj2w)

299 He needs to create a "new" device. The phones are too passe' now. Think star trek shirt button.
Posted by: but you are correct, twitter is the beginning, a tent pole for the tent at November 29, 2022 01:33 PM (tuUmv)
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Maybe he can invent, oh, I dunno, a way to connect your brain to a computer.

Posted by: SMH while living in the USSA at November 29, 2022 01:40 PM (vcwBL)

300 283 My mechanic knows that my tires are low and I'm out of gas. He wants to service my car today. He can see my car on an app on his phone.
Posted by: CaliGirl

And you're okay with this...because convenience?
Posted by: SMH while living in the USSA at

I didn't know. He called me. I asked how he knew, he told me he can see it on his app. I'm going to make him take my car off. He's responsible for all the maintenance of every vehicle.
So if he can see that, I wonder what chevy sees.

I

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 29, 2022 01:40 PM (doasI)

301 For everyone arguing over Trump/DeSantis, it doesn't matter. Get it through your skulls that voting at the national level does not matter. We will get the same policies regardless. They will never let Trump win again. And if they were to let DeSantis win, that tells you all you need to know. So stop arguing over the pointless.

Posted by: WiNO at November 29, 2022 01:40 PM (+XtQr)

302 > Apple's OS has been more stable and consistent.

Apple has a big advantage in that they don't support old versions of their OS. They also don't support their own, very controlled versions of hardware, for as long as Microsoft supports old versions of their software.

Also, I would argue for probably the last two decades, almost all blue screens are directly related to hardware or poorly coded drivers.

Posted by: bonhomme at November 29, 2022 01:40 PM (j2Xg6)

303 Don't you remember DACA? A Democrat president may unilaterally implement, but a Republican president may not remove.

I felt like a broken record every day ... saying that Trump needs 34 Senators sworn to back his play ... then simply ignore the judiciary on a multitude of issues. When the game is obviously rigged, its a dumb play to pretend the game is straight.

Posted by: Jaguar at November 29, 2022 01:41 PM (B3Biy)

304 Dave in Texas aside, I told you all that Kari Lake had to be stopped, and they'd do whatever it took to do so. Reason being, they could not allow a new wave of DeSantis-style governors taking office. Losing the Senate sucks, but its by a small enough margin that it won't matter for the Democrats. Losing the House sucks, but its temporary and they can rely on the GOPe to "reach across the aisle" anyway.

But governors, they have to prevent strong, fierce, conservative governors from taking office. At any cost.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2022 01:41 PM (cP/Ah)

305 Pence is demanding Trump apologize for a dinner date. Not a word about Apple or Musk, or anything at all about the Left and its depredations for that matter.

Posted by: Ordinary American at November 29, 2022 01:41 PM (H8QX8)

306 I am reasonably sure Musk already is working on a phone, because he's trying to create the One Ring of internet, which he controls and gets all the money from.
==
He needs to create a "new" device. The phones are too passe' now. Think star trek shirt button.
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he's going to have a vertically integrated media/communications/space/transportation company

Posted by: If they don't destroy him first at November 29, 2022 01:41 PM (Sdwlu)

307
Apple just threated to raise the cost of using them.

Just like all these censorious platforms add the cost of being censorious assholes.

Posted by: Axeman at November 29, 2022 01:41 PM (krQz2)

308
Lawfare. Process as punishment. Pence and the pantywaists prohibited.

Problem is getting on a ballot unless you’re a D or R,

Posted by: Auspex at November 29, 2022 01:41 PM (zIXOb)

309 So if he can see that, I wonder what chevy sees.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 29, 2022 01:40 PM (doasI)

Chevy sees everything through OnStar.

Posted by: WiNO at November 29, 2022 01:41 PM (+XtQr)

310 Musk comes out with his own smartphone I am getting one. No bullshit.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 29, 2022 01:29 PM (QSjkU)


It might be really stylish, it might catch on fire, and it might butt dial itself.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 29, 2022 01:41 PM (xhaym)

311 I would totally buy a Star Trek communicator style button.

But I'm not going to wear the onesie.

Posted by: Robert - Metallica, 72 Seasons, out 4/14 at November 29, 2022 01:41 PM (1hpTD)

312 "Ban the use of Apple hardware by any entity in Florida that receives public funds, including government, schools and universities."

Yep - he could get that done. And a bunch of red states could follow.

Posted by: Black JEM at November 29, 2022 01:42 PM (UVyKP)

313 I use Duck Duck Go.

Is that curated?


Yes.

https://tinyurl.com/2hhn5dux

Posted by: Diesel Jones, Biologist to the Stars at November 29, 2022 01:42 PM (Vu7A1)

314 259 Hemp Phone


I initially read that as “Hump Phone.”

The Hump Phone is what Fetterman has.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 29, 2022 01:42 PM (hXqlg)

315 We need parallel infrastructure (banking, internet), parallel education (choice schools, esp. classical, k-college), and, of course, parallel governance (red states). From these will spring the new land of the free, the old one isn't anymore. There's a handful of red states that vote purple because they haven't made meaningful election integrity reforms (AZ, NV, PA) that could be part of the new or fall to the marxists.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at November 29, 2022 01:42 PM (Tvpiw)

316 But governors, they have to prevent strong, fierce, conservative governors from taking office. At any cost.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2022 01:41 PM (cP/Ah)

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And the traitorous McCain machine played a huge part in the loss here.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at November 29, 2022 01:43 PM (5pTK/)

317 Don't you remember DACA? A Democrat president may unilaterally implement, but a Republican president may not remove

Trump was willing to implement in exchange for funding for the wall.

Posted by: polynikes at November 29, 2022 01:43 PM (IM3Hm)

318 Woke Disney LGBT cartoon movie expected to lose over $140 million.

There is a homo bromance movie, Spoiler Alert whose nauseating promos are all over network TV. I want that flick to die the death of a thousand dogs.

I am really starting to embrace the whole George V attitude towards this shit these days.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 29, 2022 01:43 PM (AW0uW)

319 It will be Trump in 24, if he is not dead or imprisoned. I doubt he will be allowed to win, and I think they want him to run.
Posted by: kraken

Yes, I think this is the "game plan". Trump has been made out to be extremely polarizing. No matter what he actually says or does, it's Emmanuel Goldstein - Trump, every day.
This penetrates the psyche of people, even people who think of themselves as resistant to the drumbeat of Popular Corporate Propaganda.
My problem with Ron DeSantis (and he is a good guy, really) is that he is NOT personally wealthy (as is Donald Trump), and will be beholden to the Big Donors regarding his policies, plants, etc, if he becomes President.
A relative handful (maybe 100-200) of very wealthy people control both parties, and they have a lot more in common with EACH OTHER than they have with normal folks, like those that comment here on AoS. They have control, although most of them are pretty publicly invisible.
Rich Lowry speaks and acts as he is told. And that is why. Rich people who subsidize National Review control what the content is, relatively speaking.

Posted by: A face in the crowd..... at November 29, 2022 01:43 PM (vcOmj)

320 Wife's truck has an app for it.

Try as I might, I could not get the air pressure in her tires to 100%. Best I could do was 97 in one and 94 in the rest.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2022


***
You mean it displays only the percentage filled, not the actual (or approximate) psi?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 29, 2022 01:43 PM (J2vNu)

321 If its not voluntary and cannot be refused, then its not certification at all its just rubber stamping the tyrant's will.
___________

If you thought the election was clean, but still received the threat of arrest for a no vote, you'd have to vote against certifying since the threat alone is enough to taint the election.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at November 29, 2022 01:43 PM (fs1hN)

322 Pence is demanding Trump apologize for a dinner date.
==
This too, is how you know it was an "op". Mr. - I don't go on dates with strange wymyn - criticizing him on a dinner date. Please go fcuk yourselves uniparty.

Posted by: a broken record at November 29, 2022 01:43 PM (nYciZ)

323 Clarence Gilyard, the fine arts professor and actor remembered for his standout roles in action films and television series in the 80s and 90s, has died, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, announced in a statement. Gilyard, who taught film and theater courses at the university, was 66. Details surrounding his death, and what may have caused it, were not disclosed.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2022 01:15 PM


another grim milestone for the biden administration

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 29, 2022 01:43 PM (ENBF0)

324 I mentioned this the other day.

So. Musk and his team create the bestest, most awesomest new smartphone ever.

How are they going to find the raw materials, chips and manpower necessary to produce them?

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 29, 2022 01:43 PM (24hgG)

325 309 So if he can see that, I wonder what chevy sees.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 29, 2022 01:40 PM (doasI)

Chevy sees everything through OnStar.
Posted by: WiNO at November 29, 2022 01:41 PM

It's really creepy. I had no idea my guy could see my truck. I knew he was able to track the tractors through an app but not my car.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 29, 2022 01:43 PM (doasI)

326 I told you all that Kari Lake had to be stopped, and they'd do whatever it took to do so. Reason being, they could not allow a new wave of DeSantis-style governors taking office.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2022 01:41 PM (cP/Ah)

Exactly what I said for months.

Posted by: Ordinary American at November 29, 2022 01:43 PM (H8QX8)

327 One bad Apple don't spoil the whole bunch, girl

Posted by: zombie Michael Jackson at November 29, 2022 01:43 PM (a3Q+t)

328 Even a non-useless GOP House would have serious limits on their powers, of course we're not talking about a serious or useful GOP at this point.

Of course even in this situation, much can be done, in the way of politicizing or highlighting things to affect public discourse and be in a position to eventually take real action.

Like a serious attempted attack, and lots of blabbing, about the monopolies and oligopolies in tech, including everyone's favorites being mentioned here today. Or the same thing *directly confronting the outlandish hypothesis of AGW*, rejecting it by applying normal scientific standards, and common sense. NOT just quibbling about "costs" and "feasibility", which is a dumb and ruinous approach. No laws will be passed, but FFS how about reintroducing politics to politics?

Oh, and I'd mention O-care, and the long-term distortion and waste and dysfunction of the medical financing system of which it was the crowning atrocity - but the GOP of course probably could never mention that one again without the derisive laughter (of its own voters) drowning out the message.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 29, 2022 01:44 PM (OTzUX)

329 303 "Don't you remember DACA? A Democrat president may unilaterally implement, but a Republican president may not remove."

I felt like a broken record every day ... saying that Trump needs 34 Senators sworn to back his play ... then simply ignore the judiciary on a multitude of issues. When the game is obviously rigged, its a dumb play to pretend the game is straight.
Posted by: Jaguar at November 29, 2022 01:41 PM (B3Biy)

He would also need personnel to actually execute his orders. The existing bureaucracy being so left-wing, they'll just disregard them like occurred with Covid. Maybe calling up former soldiers as a special task force.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 29, 2022 01:44 PM (eYoxG)

330 I've seen enough. DeSantis can now add Rich Lowry to an impressive list of luminary endorsements that includes Paul Ryan, Ken Griffin, Karl Rove, Paul Singer, Rupert Murdoch, and Jeb!.

Anyone backed by that rogues' gallery of GOPe slime is controlled opposition. It's Trump or Bust.

Posted by: Brock at November 29, 2022 01:44 PM (OpX6M)

331 Sorry, I'm on an hour long call (so far) with Century Link,, trying to call in a repair ticket for a bonded circuit. I've called four different numbers so far. The most recent wanted to send me back to the department that transferred me to her.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at November 29, 2022 01:44 PM (uz3Px)

332 324 I mentioned this the other day.

So. Musk and his team create the bestest, most awesomest new smartphone ever.

How are they going to find the raw materials, chips and manpower necessary to produce them?
Posted by: nurse ratched at November 29, 2022 01:43 PM (24hgG)

He is well loved in China. That would be helpful.

Posted by: kraken at November 29, 2022 01:44 PM (Vr12I)

333 Fearless?

Oh, FFS.

This Butt-Head-looking motherfucker is, like all ConInc. figures, a fearful, cunty little bitch.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 29, 2022 01:14 PM (oINRc)

One thing actual fearless men rarely describe themselves as is fearless. It just is natural for them.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 29, 2022 01:44 PM (eoQWY)

334 So if he can see that, I wonder what chevy sees.

A whole buncha shit.

Posted by: Bob at the NSA at November 29, 2022 01:44 PM (gGPg3)

335 DeSantis has walked the walk repeatedly during these last few bleak years and has won just about every battle. He has been a strong leader while others have cowered and grifted. Anyone attacking DeSantis is just another feckless GOP coward, quisling, backstabber, and/or grifter.

Posted by: Anti-Faucist at November 29, 2022 01:44 PM (ik/65)

336 Pence is demanding Trump apologize for a dinner date.


Oh drop dead, you worthless piece of shit.

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 29, 2022 01:44 PM (24hgG)

337 I drove my brothers Chevy Bolt last weekend. It's like a Smart Phone with wheels. Weird fucking thing.

Posted by: wth at November 29, 2022 01:44 PM (v0R5T)

338 He needs to create a "new" device. The phones are too passe' now. Think star trek shirt button.

They already created those dumbass watches that only 1% of the population use. The reason the phone rules is that its big and easy to use enough that you can do all sorts of stuff on it. Making it smaller and not as useful would negate its purpose. People watch movies on their phone, they play games.

If all people wanted was something to make calls with, yeah, that would work fine. To replace the phone you'd have to come up with some kind of cyber interface into your brain that gave you an internal HUD that you could interact with like Iron Man.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2022 01:45 PM (cP/Ah)

339 Jackson had the spoils system when he disregarded the court, unfortunately much harder these days.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 29, 2022 01:45 PM (eYoxG)

340 My problem with Ron DeSantis (and he is a good guy, really) is that he is NOT personally wealthy (as is Donald Trump), and will be beholden to the Big Donors regarding his policies, plants, etc, if he becomes President.
==
a problem he solves by getting on the ticket as VP and becoming the heir apparent.

Posted by: a broken record at November 29, 2022 01:45 PM (nYciZ)

341 Any doubts about DeSantis as president are now gone.

Posted by: DavidH at November 29, 2022 01:45 PM (LfE+L)

342 Kari Lake seems ok.

I don't really have an opinion about her per se. But one of the more amazing phenomena on the blog is the belief that Lake, a journalist who's never held office, is dreamy, but that Desantis, who has held office and has pretty much the best record of any GOP governor, is suspect.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at November 29, 2022 01:45 PM (ppBhU)

343 How are they going to find the raw materials, chips and manpower necessary to produce them?
Posted by: nurse ratched
___

Same place Musk gets his batteries for his Teslas.

China.

Posted by: SMH while living in the USSA at November 29, 2022 01:45 PM (vcwBL)

344 I would buy a Muskaphone. I love my Apple products, they run my business even if my franchise insist on a stupid google platform. My 2 desktops are Macs, my laptop, my phones, my personal iPad and my business iPad for pop ups. Heck, I have the last iPod for my music during classes I bought when they announced they were stopping them (yes, I could just get a phone, it was stupid change is hard stuff). I love them because technically, I am, um, challenged and apple is very intuitive so a DA like me can navigate it.

Posted by: Piper at November 29, 2022 01:45 PM (ZdaMQ)

345 @203 I mean, there's a lot to say here, but the main takeaway is... how seriously are you to take a government that would arrest someone for not agreeing with their election? How is it certification if you are compelled to do it by threat of arrest and legal action? That's not agreement, its just a forced step to impose a tyrant's power.

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Thing is, the threat of arrest makes a certain amount of sense. My understanding is that County A's certification is only supposed to apply to County A's election results. The fact that County B had a blatantly bad election but is certifying it anyway has nothing to do with whether County A's results should be certified. Because the two counties are basing their refusal to certify on the bad actions of a different county, the arrest threat is probably legal.

On the plus side, if it were legal for a county to refuse to certify because of the bad actions of another county, we'd probably see Democratic strongholds finding excuses to refuse to certify when the Republicans overcame the level of fraud in state-wide elections.

Republicans in Maricopa should be demonstrating 24/7 outside the homes of everyone involved.

Posted by: junior at November 29, 2022 01:45 PM (PTw5h)

346 Posted by: nurse ratched at November 29, 2022 01:43 PM (24hgG)

He didn't become the richest man in the world without considering obvious problems and finding solutions.

Posted by: polynikes at November 29, 2022 01:45 PM (IM3Hm)

347 You mean it displays only the percentage filled, not the actual (or approximate) psi?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


That's a blonde joke going around Facebook.

Yeah. It displays psi. I had 37 psi in one and 39 in the other three and they are supposed to have 35. I've got to drop them.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2022 01:45 PM (ekL79)

348 When Ace starts writing about NR, he turns into Conan the Barbarian, muscles, sword, and all. Ace is a bad ass mofo!

Posted by: John Milton's Ghost at November 29, 2022 01:46 PM (ATyck)

349 30 ha or lo, OK got it.

How many halal's are haram ?

Posted by: Next2Nothing at November 29, 2022 01:46 PM (tA1/w)

350 e kind of cyber interface into your brain that gave you an internal HUD that you could interact with like Iron Man.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
==
You know one of his companies is working on a computer brain interface right?

Posted by: nods head at November 29, 2022 01:46 PM (nYciZ)

351 "Mike Pompeo says teachers union president Randi Weingarten is the most 'dangerous person in the world' and is more likely to 'take our republic down' with the 'filth they teach our kids' than China's Xi"
Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink

Pompeo!
Pompeo!
Daylight come and me wan' go home

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at November 29, 2022 01:46 PM (FVME7)

352 Chevy sees everything through OnStar.
Posted by: WiNO at November 29, 2022 01:41 PM

It's really creepy. I had no idea my guy could see my truck. I knew he was able to track the tractors through an app but not my car.
Posted by: CaliGirl at November 29, 2022 01:43 PM (doasI)
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A buddy of mine worked programming OnStar. They can see everything that the car has sensors to see.

Posted by: Axeman at November 29, 2022 01:46 PM (krQz2)

353 I drove my brothers Chevy Bolt last weekend. It's like a Smart Phone with wheels.

Yeah a whole generation grew up watching Star Trek the Next Generation and think that's what the world should look and act like. Tech fixation is very real, people get bluetooth on ridiculously pointless stuff just because its connected and HIGH TECH! They don't even know how this stuff works, they just worship the technology. DUDE MY TOOTHBRUSH CONNECTS TO BLUETOOTH!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2022 01:46 PM (cP/Ah)

354 So i got this creeping fear that one day, a "stolen election" narrative will be judo-flipped into high gear and will be used as a pretext for some really REALLY nasty people to attempt to seize power. I mean like WEF goons taking shit over in the name of "Global Security" kind of shit.

Something like this will happen if and when Republicans start getting serious about mail-in voting and ballot harvesting. If they are successful at beating the Democrats at their own game, they will wail to high heaven and accuse the Republicans of stealing elections--and THEY'LL get an investigation.

Posted by: JoeF. at November 29, 2022 01:46 PM (mR6Gs)

355 The Republican 2024 Primary has a good chance of devolving into a Taft-Roosevelt split IF DeSantis decides to run.

If DeSantis does not run, we know who will be nominated.

Posted by: rd at November 29, 2022 01:46 PM (Z32m1)

356 I read a bio of Theodore Roosevelt. According to what I read, his purpose in pursuing anti-trust was to restrict monopolistic corporations from limiting the economic opportunities of other businesses. Isn't this Apple/Twitter conflict just a repeat of what Roosevelt was talking about? You know what that reform was called in TR's day? PROGRESSIVE! There, now we can claim back that mantle as well.

Posted by: Isophorone at November 29, 2022 01:46 PM (/DCxd)

357 My problem with Ron DeSantis (and he is a good guy, really) is that he is NOT personally wealthy (as is Donald Trump), and will be beholden to the Big Donors regarding his policies, plants, etc, if he becomes President.
==
a problem he solves by getting on the ticket as VP and becoming the heir apparent.
Posted by: a broken record


I

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2022 01:47 PM (ekL79)

358 On the plus side, if it were legal for a county to refuse to certify because of the bad actions of another county, we'd probably see Democratic strongholds finding excuses to refuse to certify when the Republicans overcame the level of fraud in state-wide elections.

Posted by: junior at November 29, 2022 01:45 PM (PTw5h)

That's an acceptable way for elections to breakdown. I'm perfectly happy for elections to start being uncertified regularly.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 29, 2022 01:47 PM (eYoxG)

359 Bake the cake, Apple

Posted by: TexasDan at November 29, 2022 01:47 PM (lgp1R)

360 I drove my brothers Chevy Bolt last weekend. It's like a Smart Phone with wheels.
___

Spyware on wheels.

Posted by: SMH while living in the USSA at November 29, 2022 01:47 PM (vcwBL)

361 You mean like Trump endorsing GOPe McCarthy for speaker two weeks ago? Or was that Trump endorsing GOPe Elise Stefanik for reelection?
Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe

------------------------------------
And? I am not particularly happy about Trump running again but DeSantis so far has refused to denounce shitheads like Paul Ryan's support or other GOPe types nor their dirty money from people like Citadel Hedge Fund guy. When DeSantis tells Mitch to go off and die somewhere or the same for McCarthy, remind me.

Politics is the art of the possible and politicians-ALL OF THEM, will break your heart, steal your lunch money and liberty, and screw different groups at time for gain. I view a sanitation worker as serving for a more useful function.

For me, the republic is past saving at the national level, the question is divorce, collapse, or civil war (pick any two probably). So, my state and local officials make a helluva lot more difference than what the feds will do. In the world and at home, increasingly the only thing the feds can do is screw stuff up, not fix it. I've accepted that and this election was a perfect example of why the GOP will never change its stripes.

Posted by: whig at November 29, 2022 01:47 PM (bDjBG)

362 But I'm not going to wear the onesie.
Posted by: Robert - Metallica, 72 Seasons, out 4/14 at November 29, 2022 01:41 PM


You say that like it's a Bad Thing.

Posted by: Obama's Hot Chocolate Guy at November 29, 2022 01:47 PM (a3Q+t)

363
Yeah. It displays psi. I had 37 psi in one and 39 in the other three and they are supposed to have 35. I've got to drop them.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2022 01:45

Can you see location of the vehicle on the app?

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 29, 2022 01:47 PM (doasI)

364 If musk came out with a smaller phone. Like the with and height of a 2x3.5 deck of cards but half the thickness of a deck, I think that would sell well. I don't need to surf the internet or watch movies on my phone. Just light browsing and I could do that on something card deck size if it had a thin bezel. And it would be much easier in the pocket. I'm tired of the huge size of phones these days. I want to have keys, knife, money clip, and small phone in my front pockets and with a big phone in my left pocket most of the other stuff gets jammed into my other pocket and it's not comfortable.

Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2022 01:47 PM (cqFb3)

365 My problem with DeSantis is his problematic love of Nickelback.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating a corrupt and violent world with Clint Eastwood at November 29, 2022 01:47 PM (LvTSG)

366 Pence is demanding Trump apologize for a dinner date. Not a word about Apple or Musk, or anything at all about the Left and its depredations for that matter.

That fucking Judas needs to apologize for high-fiving Nancy Pelosi. Too bad nobody will tweet that back at that grifting, sanctimonious Phariseeing nickelfucker.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 29, 2022 01:47 PM (AW0uW)

367 Clarence Gilyard, the fine arts professor and actor remembered for his standout roles in action films and television series in the 80s and 90s, has died, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, announced in a statement. Gilyard, who taught film and theater courses at the university, was 66. Details surrounding his death, and what may have caused it, were not disclosed.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2022


***
"Theo" the tech wiz in Die Hard. He was only 33 then.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 29, 2022 01:48 PM (J2vNu)

368 You know one of his companies is working on a computer brain interface right?

Yeah I think we're a good 50-100 years from that working at any good level, but its in our future.

Now imagine having your brain hooked up to something the government can control. Don't like this person's activities online? Tell their brain to release certain chemicals to make them more docile or forgetful.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2022 01:48 PM (cP/Ah)

369 I never heard of this so called white supremacist until yesterday, but find it odd that Trump, being a racissss (sorry Ace) invited his black friend to dinner, as racists always do, and his black friend brought his friend, who happens to hate blacks. And a gay.

Posted by: Jimco Industries at November 29, 2022 01:48 PM (buTO7)

370 So the new thing is to forget what Trump did going after Chyna for the first time in modern political history? We just forget the tariffs (that worked no matter how much NRO and Ben Shapiro), pushing made in America with actual benefits to the working class here, and trying to get a trade deal done before the Chyna Virus conveniently helped the CCP? And that this was all done with the cucks in DC fighting him every step because muh globalization Huawei's good bro there's no problems at all bro?

Even for Desantis supporters this seems incredibly weak revisionism.

Posted by: UwU_Power at November 29, 2022 01:48 PM (euQe0)

371 Any doubts about DeSantis as president are now gone.
Posted by: DavidH
==
?
Well if your "doubts" weren't based on logic, but emotion, you wouldn't need evidence for them to be "gone" just a change in mood.

If you dont have doubts about both, hell anyone, you aren't paying attention.

Posted by: a broken record at November 29, 2022 01:48 PM (tuUmv)

372 36 I use Duck Duck Go.

Is that curated?
Posted by: eleven at November 29, 2022 01:07 PM (t4fCu)
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My understanding is DDG is a mask that uses google but hides you identity. DDG recently went full in woke and suppression so I think it just as bad.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at November 29, 2022 01:49 PM (u4CEu)

373 I think what's useless is the GOP in general if the left can now just steal elections by shutting down voting centers in red counties.

goes beyond harvesting and open air drop boxes.

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at November 29, 2022 01:49 PM (MLrvz)

374 DeSantis is waiting to see if the Dems and the GOPe are successful in keeping Trump off the ballot.

Posted by: davidt at November 29, 2022 01:49 PM (oTZbj)

375 My problem with Ron DeSantis (and he is a good guy, really) is that he is NOT personally wealthy (as is Donald Trump), and will be beholden to the Big Donors regarding his policies, plants, etc, if he becomes President.
==
a problem he solves by getting on the ticket as VP and becoming the heir apparent.
Posted by: a broken record at November 29, 2022 01:45 PM (nYciZ

That ticket would be unbeatable.

Posted by: JoeF. at November 29, 2022 01:49 PM (mR6Gs)

376 Details surrounding his death, and what may have caused it, were not disclosed.

I'm seeing this a lot lately, and it always says "vax related death" to me.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2022 01:49 PM (cP/Ah)

377 Yeah I think we're a good 50-100 years from that working at any good level, but its in our future.

Now imagine having your brain hooked up to something the government can control. Don't like this person's activities online? Tell their brain to release certain chemicals to make them more docile or forgetful.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


Just flip the off switch.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2022 01:49 PM (ekL79)

378 So far so good. I noted that there are precisely two genders, and that COVID was created in a Chinese lab, which was funded by Dr Fauci. Still not banned.
Posted by: Hawkpilot

Covid 19 (as it has been called) was developed at UNC and Fort Dietrich by Ralph Baric. Along about 2015, there was beginning to be an uproar in the biomedical tech industry about "gain of function" research, and how dangerous it could be.
Peter Daszak and EcoHealth Alliance (largely funded by the CIA) took Baric's research and went to the Wuhan lab, where development was complete, with the help of Shengli Xi, "the bat lady", to develop the virus for release.
It was not a "lab leak". It was a deliberate release. And several strains were made of varying toxicity.
See Italy.
The Chinese already had the polypeptide code available for the mRNA vaccine "spike protein", and sold it to Pfizer and Moderna in early 2020.

Posted by: A face in the crowd..... at November 29, 2022 01:49 PM (vcOmj)

379 I think Musk could get the Palm Pre OS pretty cheap. I think HP bought it and used it for their printers? But it was a decent phone and Apple copied some of their interface.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at November 29, 2022 01:49 PM (uz3Px)

380 Commerce - it was the area of his greatest success as President.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 29, 2022 01:17 PM (ESjRY)


The Abraham Accords suggest that foreign policy might be in the running.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at November 29, 2022 01:49 PM (uvymP)

381 Ubuntu or Linux Mint is an excellent choice. You can run it live from a USB drive without installing it on your hard drive. Highly recommended to get an idea if the user interface and general operation meets your needs.
Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at November 29, 2022 01:19 PM (KXkkH)

And after that you can reduce the size of your Windows partition and make one for Mint, and install it there. You can boot into Windows or Mint, and read the Windows drive from inside Mint.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 29, 2022 01:49 PM (eoQWY)

382
Trump is running for personal reasons - he wants vindication and revenge for what happened to him. I wish him the best, but that doesn't matter to me or affect me, because his second Presidency would be a re-run of the first. It's a purely symbolic thing.

Any other Republican running for the Presidency can only grift, advance the Dem agenda, or get sidelined just like Trump did, and they all know that. The Presidency (and Congress) are effectively obsolete offices, anyway, but doubly so for a Republican.

If they're running, they're scamming you.

At least Trump's pointless run has *something* more to it than 'grab cash, screw my voters, and perpetuate the scam for another day.'

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 29, 2022 01:49 PM (oINRc)

383 375. Sure, if elections were honest.

Posted by: Piper at November 29, 2022 01:50 PM (ZdaMQ)

384 Anyone attacking DeSantis is just another feckless GOP coward, quisling, backstabber, and/or grifter.
Posted by: Anti-Faucist at November 29, 2022 01:44 PM (ik/65)

Or fed plant...

Posted by: Nova local at November 29, 2022 01:50 PM (exHjb)

385 Obviously, we can argue that he should have been willing to put his liberty on the line anyway. But let's not pretend we don't know what his fate would have been had he refused.

If he didn't have the balls to do the job, he should have never asked for the job. It wasn't like he was drafted.

No sympathy for the cuck from me.

Posted by: Jaguar at November 29, 2022 01:50 PM (B3Biy)

386
At least Trump's pointless run has *something* more to it than 'grab cash, screw my voters, and perpetuate the scam for another day.'
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 29, 2022 01:49 PM (oINRc)

It's a personal fuck you to the people who hate me!

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 29, 2022 01:50 PM (eYoxG)

387 I'm seeing this a lot lately, and it always says "vax related death" to me.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
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#diedsuddenly

Posted by: SMH while living in the USSA at November 29, 2022 01:50 PM (vcwBL)

388 232 Windows 10 was pretty good. Windows 11 pisses me off and enrages me at every possible juncture. I don't know if there's under-the-covers stuff (like the driver model or somesuch) that's better, but from a usability standpoint 11 is worse in every single way than 10.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2022 01:31 PM (t0OGg)


I was fine with Windows 7 and 10 (once Open Shell is installed and the built-in spyware is hobbled via O&O ShutUp10). With the compulsory Microsoft online account association, Windows 11 is a non-starter. I'm building out an AMD 7950x system and it'll likely be Linux-only though I may dabble with running a non-activated Windows 10 VM with GPU pass-through.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at November 29, 2022 01:50 PM (DTX3h)

389 My problem with Ron DeSantis (and he is a good guy, really) is that he is NOT personally wealthy (as is Donald Trump), and will be beholden to the Big Donors regarding his policies, plants, etc, if he becomes President...


Which IMO is precisely why Trump was so effective. Trump, again IMO is far closer to what the founders had in mind - citizen politicians - as opposed to abominations like the current President, who has done literally nothing else in his life other than being a politician. And spectacularly wrong, even as that, cf former SecDef Gates as an example.

Posted by: Chairborne!...Desk From Above! at November 29, 2022 01:50 PM (rPOSk)

390 @354 Something like this will happen if and when Republicans start getting serious about mail-in voting and ballot harvesting. If they are successful at beating the Democrats at their own game, they will wail to high heaven and accuse the Republicans of stealing elections--and THEY'LL get an investigation.

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Ballot harvesting doesn't work with Republicans. The Republicans here in California tried it, but discovered that Republican voters are reluctant to trust their ballots to people they don't know who show up on their front doorsteps.

Drop boxes was the solution that the California Republican Party came up with instead.

Posted by: junior at November 29, 2022 01:50 PM (PTw5h)

391 You know one of his companies is working on a computer brain interface right?

Yeah I think we're a good 50-100 years from that working at any good level, but its in our future.

Now imagine having your brain hooked up to something the government can control. Don't like this person's activities online? Tell their brain to release certain chemicals to make them more docile or forgetful.
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You wanted chemicals to be released to modify your thoughts, you'd settle for electrical shocks, you'll get . . . a really loud continuous recording of Obama's speeches.

Posted by: Harrison Bergeron at November 29, 2022 01:50 PM (Y9hTp)

392 385 I don’t understand the purpose of a vote to certify if you have to vote yay.

Posted by: Piper at November 29, 2022 01:51 PM (ZdaMQ)

393 LOL! And haha.

Ace waves a red flag in front of the bull.

The bull tramples him.

Posted by: creeper at November 29, 2022 01:51 PM (cTCuP)

394 I never heard of this so called white supremacist until yesterday, but find it odd that Trump, being a racissss (sorry Ace) invited his black friend to dinner, as racists always do, and his black friend brought his friend, who happens to hate blacks. And a gay.
Posted by: Jimco Industries at November 29, 2022 01:48 PM (buTO7)

They whole thing is so fucking stupid, but very illustrative of the double standard that exists between Trump and the Democrats

Posted by: JoeF. at November 29, 2022 01:51 PM (mR6Gs)

395 I'm seeing this a lot lately, and it always says "vax related death" to me.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2022 01:49 PM (cP/Ah)

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For those who haven't seen the documentary "Died Suddenly" -- I think it's both on Rumble and YouTube -- it's a must-see and creepy as fuck.

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at November 29, 2022 01:51 PM (1FGdS)

396 Yeah, like we'll hear a ringing denunciation of ChinApple any moment now from Mitch McConnell. It's "Cricket City" here, folks.

Posted by: mrp at November 29, 2022 01:51 PM (6eRlp)

397 330 I've seen enough. DeSantis can now add Rich Lowry to an impressive list of luminary endorsements that includes Paul Ryan, Ken Griffin, Karl Rove, Paul Singer, Rupert Murdoch, and Jeb!.


My question is, is DeSantis courting any of this, or is he is just coyly letting it play out and has no intention of singing any of their RINO tunes. He seems like a smart guy.

Posted by: Ordinary American at November 29, 2022 01:51 PM (H8QX8)

398 Can you see location of the vehicle on the app?
Posted by: CaliGirl


No. Not for the F150. I'm sure you can on a Lincoln Navigator. But not for a simple F-150.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2022 01:51 PM (ekL79)

399 The most galling thing is that they pretend to have principles. They sold those long ago to the highest bidder they could find.

I have no respect for anyone whose principles are for sale.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at November 29, 2022 01:51 PM (lTGtQ)

400 WHO is threatening to arrest that election board guy, and under what statute?

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen at November 29, 2022 01:52 PM (dReA3)

401 314 259 Hemp Phone


I initially read that as “Hump Phone.”

The Hump Phone is what Fetterman has.
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A hump phone is a PRC-77. Oh, and you have to climb hills in order to make the call.

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 29, 2022 01:52 PM (3FiQa)

402 Anyone attacking DeSantis is just another feckless GOP coward, quisling, backstabber, and/or grifter.
Posted by: Anti-Faucist

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Are you trying to be ironic? All politicians will disappoint you, the question is what will the topic be--immigration, defense policy, mounting deficits, etc.

Unless DeSantis is planning to cross the Rubicon with an Army and declare himself Caesar, we will have disappointment and failures along with some triumphs just like Trump did. And the republic will continue to fail because it is downstream from society and no politician can fix a broken society. Only individuals can at the state and local level.

Posted by: whig at November 29, 2022 01:52 PM (bDjBG)

403 With the GOP establishment still firmly in control in DC, it's clear the only politicians willing to act like Republicans are thousands of miles away. Trump letting himself get so easily dragged down confirms what I thought of him when he let Jeff sessions play him into a two-year-long Russian collusion investigation.

Posted by: Rock Doc at November 29, 2022 01:52 PM (wqLWC)

404 For those who haven't seen the documentary "Died Suddenly" -- I think it's both on Rumble and YouTube -- it's a must-see and creepy as fuck.
Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at November 29, 2022 01:51 PM (1FGdS)
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Wife and I just watched this weekend.

The footage at the end is a must see to take in the enormity.

Posted by: Axeman at November 29, 2022 01:52 PM (krQz2)

405 So if he can see that, I wonder what chevy sees.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 29, 2022 01:40 PM (doasI)


Stop wiping your boogers on the dashboard.

Posted by: Chevrolet at November 29, 2022 01:52 PM (Vu7A1)

406 My problem with DeSantis is his problematic love of Nickelback.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating a corrupt and violent world with Clint Eastwood at November 29, 2022 01:47 PM (LvTSG)

This will not do.

Posted by: Robert sez Death To False Metal - Metallica, 72 Seasons, out 4/14 at November 29, 2022 01:52 PM (1hpTD)

407 109 I'm not saying it was the clot shot...

Clarence Gilyard, the tech genius from "Die Hard" and star of "Walker, Texas Ranger," dies at 66

Clarence Gilyard, the fine arts professor and actor remembered for his standout roles in action films and television series in the 80s and 90s, has died, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, announced in a statement. Gilyard, who taught film and theater courses at the university, was 66. Details surrounding his death, and what may have caused it, were not disclosed.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2022 01:15 PM (ekL79)
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Too bad. He was really good in Walker, Texas Ranger too.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 29, 2022 01:52 PM (iFTx/)

408 392 385 I don’t understand the purpose of a vote to certify if you have to vote yay.
Posted by: Piper at November 29, 2022 01:51 PM (ZdaMQ)

The auditor isn't there to check the accounting is valid, he's there to tell everyone else it's valid!

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 29, 2022 01:52 PM (eYoxG)

409 I drove my brothers Chevy Bolt last weekend. It's like a Smart Phone with wheels.

Yeah a whole generation grew up watching Star Trek the Next Generation and think that's what the world should look and act like. Tech fixation is very real, people get bluetooth on ridiculously pointless stuff just because its connected and HIGH TECH! They don't even know how this stuff works, they just worship the technology. DUDE MY TOOTHBRUSH CONNECTS TO BLUETOOTH!
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2022 01:46 PM (cP/Ah)


Just wait until some asshole decides to make a little app that randomly throws the computer run car into reverse, applies full throttle and applies full right to the steering. And he distributes it to hundreds of people.

It will be soo funny watching the car run in backwards circles! lulz!

Right up until it mows down three children or a little old lady.

Posted by: rd at November 29, 2022 01:53 PM (Z32m1)

410 Conservative, Inc.'s Holy Corporate Patrons?

Or wholely Corporate Patrons as fewer individuals pay for a subscription every month.

Posted by: DaveA at November 29, 2022 01:53 PM (FhXTo)

411 I love Molly Hemingway in every way.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 29, 2022 01:53 PM (ufFY8)

412 DUDE MY TOOTHBRUSH CONNECTS TO BLUETOOTH!

You really should go see a periodontist about that shit.

Posted by: OnStar at November 29, 2022 01:53 PM (v0R5T)

413 That fucking Judas needs to apologize for high-fiving Nancy Pelosi. Too bad nobody will tweet that back at that grifting, sanctimonious Phariseeing nickelfucker.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 29, 2022 01:47 PM (AW0uW)



Well said! Pence is the epitome of spineless Republican and represents everything wrong with that Party that I've witnessed for most of my life.

Posted by: Chairborne!...Desk From Above! at November 29, 2022 01:53 PM (rPOSk)

414 For those who haven't seen the documentary "Died Suddenly" -- I think it's both on Rumble and YouTube -- it's a must-see and creepy as fuck.
Posted by: ShainS
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Folks who have gotten the slab jab aren't keen on watching it, for obvious reasons.

Besides, it's only a conspiracy theory.

Posted by: SMH while living in the USSA at November 29, 2022 01:53 PM (vcwBL)

415 I started subscribing to NR in 1967. I gave up after a few years of Lowry in charge. He really destroyed it. The last year, I pretty much read only Florence King.
Posted by: Eeyore
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Same here. After WFB passed away, it was all downhill.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,, etc., etc. at November 29, 2022 01:53 PM (wwrbf)

416 you wanna screw with their ballot harvesting operations?

Dress up like a dipshit, put some asshole obama looking logo on a hoodie, lug around a big dumb metal box, and hit up the shittiest areas for their ballots. As a Service, you see. For Democracy. OUR Democracy. Because you dumb poor people obviously can't figure out where a drop box is. My stars, you can barely even trust that they won't be tampered with by some MAGAt. With your poor little ballot sitting in a box, all unattended. We'll make sure Your Vote Counts, honest we will.

Then chuck them all in the fucking river.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2022 01:54 PM (/EuRN)

417 I like Nickelback- especially that "big rockstar" song, it's funny.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at November 29, 2022 01:54 PM (Tvpiw)

418 Windows 10 was pretty good. Windows 11 pisses me off and enrages me at every possible juncture.

The only difference I've seen between 10 and 11 is that 11 doesn't reset all my settings with every update, and has fewer updates.

WHO is threatening to arrest that election board guy, and under what statute?

I cannot imagine there is a law that compels someone to certify an election, or what's the point of having someone to certify it?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2022 01:54 PM (cP/Ah)

419 If'n I was El Presidente, I'd do two thing immediatly.

1. Executive Order that All Foreign Aid depends on if said country embraces our Bill of Rights, including ACTUAL Freedom of Speech... if not? no foreign aid.

2. Push for a National Law much like the Race Discrimination laws, which say if you discriminate you can't get a business License in the US... but add that it goes for ALL Rights enshrined in the Bill of Rights.

We really do not HAVE property rights anymore in the US... most of us Pay Rent to a Government in property taxes, and ALL have some regulations saying what we can do with our land... so why does that trump the RIGHTS of others to Free Speech or to carry a gun?

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 29, 2022 01:54 PM (oHd/0)

420 And after that you can reduce the size of your Windows partition and make one for Mint, and install it there. You can boot into Windows or Mint, and read the Windows drive from inside Mint.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 29, 2022 01:49 PM (eoQWY)

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I dual boot Windows and Ubuntu. However, I'm using separate HDD's and select the appropriate drive at the bios level.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at November 29, 2022 01:54 PM (5pTK/)

421 DUDE MY TOOTHBRUSH CONNECTS TO BLUETOOTH!

I need my toothbrush to connect to the internet so that the tracking devices in my fillings are as effective as they can be.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at November 29, 2022 01:54 PM (ppBhU)

422 Sarah Reese Jones@PoliticusSarah
Adam Schiff says the 1/6 Committee is taking steps to stop Jim Jordan from cherry-picking evidence, "We certainly don't want the Jim Jordans of the world to cherry-pick anything not disclosed and make a false or misleading narrative out of it."

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Yeah, boy, if there's one thing we won't stand for it's making a false or misleading narrative out of 1/6!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at November 29, 2022 01:55 PM (FVME7)

423 At least Trump's pointless run has *something* more to it than 'grab cash, screw my voters, and perpetuate the scam for another day.'
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True outsiders get shit on. Like Trump did. He wasn't/isn't a grifter. It cost him a lot. His relationship with the PGA for one. Half the country won't stay at his hotels now. And at his international properties its probably more than half the world. Getting into politics, if you are running a business, is a great way to destroy your brand. Which is why most of the people in politics stay in politics. Its polarizing and limits your market audience.

Posted by: Harrison Bergeron at November 29, 2022 01:55 PM (NQwjX)

424 DeSantis is waiting to see if the Dems and the GOPe are successful in keeping Trump off the ballot.
Posted by: davidt at November 29, 2022 01:49 PM (oTZbj)

I get that; politics is cutthroat.
But if they DO keep Trump off the ballot, does DeSantis denounce that? Or keep silent?

Posted by: JoeF. at November 29, 2022 01:55 PM (mR6Gs)

425 398 Can you see location of the vehicle on the app?
Posted by: CaliGirl


No. Not for the F150. I'm sure you can on a Lincoln Navigator. But not for a simple F-150.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2022 01:51

It's a Tahoe. I am going to see if he can see my location or just that my tires are low and I need gas. If he can't track my location I don't care.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 29, 2022 01:55 PM (doasI)

426 410 Conservative, Inc.'s Holy Corporate Patrons?

Or wholely Corporate Patrons as fewer individuals pay for a subscription every month.
Posted by: DaveA at November 29, 2022 01:53 PM (FhXTo)

Or hole-ly, because lol.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2022 01:55 PM (/EuRN)

427 Rich lowry, the national review and even Donald Trump are becoming less relevant as time moves on here.

Posted by: Rock Doc at November 29, 2022 01:56 PM (wqLWC)

428 I like Nickelback
Posted by: Farmer Bob at November 29, 2022 01:54 PM (Tvpiw)

* Unsheaths Stygian blade, calls upon the righteous vengeance of Odin*

Posted by: Robert sez Death To False Metal - Metallica, 72 Seasons, out 4/14 at November 29, 2022 01:56 PM (1hpTD)

429 The World Health Organization is getting involved in elections now?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 29, 2022 01:56 PM (hXqlg)

430 Ron Desantis' reference to "raw monopolistic power" is a shameful display of the type of Anti-Semitism that is allowed on the right today!

Posted by: ADL at November 29, 2022 01:56 PM (krQz2)

431 Yeah, like we'll hear a ringing denunciation of ChinApple any moment now from Mitch McConnell. It's "Cricket City" here, folks.

Posted by: mrp at November 29, 2022 01:51 PM (6eRlp)

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"Forget it, Jake ... it's Crickettown."

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at November 29, 2022 01:56 PM (7fSS7)

432 Sarah Reese Jones@PoliticusSarah
Adam Schiff says the 1/6 Committee is taking steps to stop Jim Jordan from cherry-picking evidence, "We certainly don't want the Jim Jordans of the world to cherry-pick anything not disclosed and make a false or misleading narrative out of it."

Adam Schiff has to be the biggest scumbag in Congress, bar none.

Posted by: JoeF. at November 29, 2022 01:56 PM (mR6Gs)

433 I've never understood the "we all must hate this thing" phenomenon. Watched all my kids love Barney right up until kindergarten, then he's for babies and must die. But my son with autism still loves him.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at November 29, 2022 01:56 PM (Tvpiw)

434 Too bad. He was really good in Walker, Texas Ranger too.
Posted by: Elric Blade at November 29, 2022


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I never realized that was the same actor who played Theo in Die Hard. True, I thought he looked kinda dumb in that large-brimmed hat on WTR -- but I was never a fan of Norris's headgear either.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 29, 2022 01:57 PM (J2vNu)

435 If they can keep DJT off the ballot, just what makes you all think they won't do the same to RDS?

The sheer force of will or something like that?

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at November 29, 2022 01:57 PM (1DgE4)

436 I tried brave search for a while and wasn't impressed with it. It does have a promising feature that's still in beta though. Something called "goggles" which allows someone to make up a curated list of sources for a particular kind of search. Like you could make a search engine that was just scraping aoshq and other righty sights. Then you can make that search available to the public.

Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2022 01:57 PM (cqFb3)

437 408 392 385 I don’t understand the purpose of a vote to certify if you have to vote yay.
Posted by: Piper at November 29, 2022 01:51 PM (ZdaMQ)

The auditor isn't there to check the accounting is valid, he's there to tell everyone else it's valid!
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 29, 2022 01:52 PM (eYoxG)

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You might be arrested!

Pledge our lives, our fortunes, our sacred honor, something, something.

Say NO! You will become legend. Even Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested and jailed.

Posted by: rd at November 29, 2022 01:58 PM (Z32m1)

438 My question is, is DeSantis courting any of this, or is he is just coyly letting it play out and has no intention of singing any of their RINO tunes. He seems like a smart guy. Posted by: Ordinary American

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Unfortunately others get a say too and unless DeSantis plans to become Caesar, the GOP Senate under Thune will act to thwart his appointees that rock the boat, continue our fiscal collapse and the Dems will be even worse.

Like Trump found out after 2020 election, he looked behind and found little succor and support from his erstwhile fellow party officeholders. If you think that DeSantis won't have the same basic issue, I have a bridge to sell you.

And btw, I am not against DeSantis or Trump being the nominee like I am for such as Nikki or other snakes. I don't really care much one way or another but neither can save the dying republic but they might buy us some time. Trump bought us 4 years for those paying attention. If we can get another 4, it might just keep us from being obliterated by a nuclear attack or descending into Somalia.

Posted by: whig at November 29, 2022 01:58 PM (bDjBG)

439 417 But what’s your opinion of Prometheus?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 29, 2022 01:58 PM (hXqlg)

440
I've never understood the "we all must hate this thing" phenomenon. Watched all my kids love Barney right up until kindergarten, then he's for babies and must die. But my son with autism still loves him.
Posted by: Farmer Bob at November 29, 2022 01:56 PM (Tvpiw)

Heh, when I was a little dude I didn't like Barney because it was "baby stuff," and by kindergarten I was trying unsuccessfully to figure out how to imitate adults in all things (this situation would persist for 20 more years).

Now that I'm grown, Barney is kind of charming.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 29, 2022 01:58 PM (oINRc)

441 Can you see location of the vehicle on the app?
Posted by: CaliGirl at November 29, 2022 01:47 PM (doasI)

The app wants to know what you are wearing

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at November 29, 2022 01:58 PM (M+Lyo)

442 some asshole obama looking logo

Volkswagen Italy's Instagram handle is "Volkswagenitalia".

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at November 29, 2022 01:58 PM (FVME7)

443 What is Desantis plan about the cheat if he decides to run?

Posted by: Max Power at November 29, 2022 01:58 PM (Hucnr)

444 My question is, is DeSantis courting any of this, or is he is just coyly letting it play out and has no intention of singing any of their RINO tunes. He seems like a smart guy.
Posted by: Ordinary American at November 29, 2022 01:51 PM (H8QX

I think DeSantis is adhering to Reagan's 11th Comandment... thou shall not speak ill of a fellow Republican. He holds his snark for Dems and the Media.

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 29, 2022 01:58 PM (oHd/0)

445 he let Jeff sessions play him into a two-year-long Russian collusion investigation
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Lol because Sessions was sooooo suspect everybody saw that he couldn't be trusted right from the start!!!

Posted by: try harder at November 29, 2022 01:59 PM (mCJB5)

446 "You mean like Trump endorsing GOPe McCarthy for speaker two weeks ago? Or was that Trump endorsing GOPe Elise Stefanik for reelection?
Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe "

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You mean like DeSantis' endorsing and campaigning for that slob RINO Senate candidate in Colorado who lost by like 20 points?

Or DeSantis literally voting for Paul Ryan for speaker?

Posted by: Brock at November 29, 2022 01:59 PM (OpX6M)

447 I get that; politics is cutthroat.

Posted by: JoeF. at November 29, 2022 01:55 PM (mR6Gs)
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That statement would show how out of line with the role of public servants politicians have become.

Posted by: Axeman at November 29, 2022 01:59 PM (krQz2)

448 >>> Adam Schiff has to be the biggest scumbag in Congress, bar none.
Posted by: JoeF. at November 29, 2022 01:56 PM (mR6Gs)


Paper shredder go BRRR

Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2022 01:59 PM (cqFb3)

449 Has Trump made a statement on the Apple Store banning threat? If he hasn't, is this DeSantis telling him it's time to shit or get off the pot?

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue surrounded by influenza and Tylenol at November 29, 2022 01:59 PM (9bmgc)

450 Hey guys did you hear the big news that Elon Musk has been revealed to be an anti-semite?

No seriously the proof is in the NYT.

He criticized Col Bear Claw. See? Proven!

Oh you didn't know Bear Claw was Jewish? And Musk's criticism has nothing to do with Bear Claw's religion? What are you...some...RUSSIAN BOT?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 29, 2022 01:59 PM (ESjRY)

451 Sometimes I long for the days when cars had way less gadgets

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at November 29, 2022 01:59 PM (M+Lyo)

452 Dress up like a dipshit, put some asshole obama looking logo on a hoodie, lug around a big dumb metal box, and hit up the shittiest areas for their ballots. As a Service, you see. For Democracy. OUR Democracy. Because you dumb poor people obviously can't figure out where a drop box is. My stars, you can barely even trust that they won't be tampered with by some MAGAt. With your poor little ballot sitting in a box, all unattended. We'll make sure Your Vote Counts, honest we will.

Then chuck them all in the fucking river.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

yep

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 29, 2022 01:59 PM (gGPg3)

453 >>> ome asshole obama looking logo

Volkswagen Italy's Instagram handle is "Volkswagenitalia".
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at November 29, 2022 01:58 PM (FVME7)


There was a power company that had powergenitalia

Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2022 02:00 PM (cqFb3)

454
Unless DeSantis is planning to cross the Rubicon with an Army and declare himself Caesar, we will have disappointment and failures along with some triumphs just like Trump did. And the republic will continue to fail because it is downstream from society and no politician can fix a broken society. Only individuals can at the state and local level.
Posted by: whig at November 29, 2022 01:52 PM (bDjBG)

DeSantis did talk about re-establishing a Florida State Guard....hmmm.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 29, 2022 02:00 PM (eoQWY)

455 >The World Health Organization is getting involved in elections now?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 29, 2022 01:56 PM (hXqlg)

I was too askeered of spending time in the Barrel to try to use tags for emphasis...

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen at November 29, 2022 02:00 PM (dReA3)

456 What makes Schiff extra annoying is that no one who interviews him will ever say, "you mean cherry-pick evidence like YOU always do?"

It's all tightly controlled.

No Democrat will ever be put on the spot like Joe McCarthy. No one will ever say to them, "Have you no decency?"

Posted by: JoeF. at November 29, 2022 02:00 PM (mR6Gs)

457 I tried brave search for a while and wasn't impressed with it. . . .
Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2022


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Ace mentioned his positive results using Qwant.com.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 29, 2022 02:00 PM (J2vNu)

458
th!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 29, 2022 02:00 PM (pNxlR)

459 Misery/More Misery 2024!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 29, 2022 02:00 PM (geVLo)

460 My brother-in-law from Germany who has a new pacemaker was taking a nap in the recliner the other day. I walked up and started poking him in the chest. He woke and said: "What are you doing?"
"Looking for the "ON" button."

Posted by: wth at November 29, 2022 02:01 PM (v0R5T)

461 sigh

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 29, 2022 02:01 PM (gGPg3)

462 The rainbow-flag wearing wannabes are about to run around the pitch with the mullahs moon worshippers.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 29, 2022 02:01 PM (ufFY8)

463 Dress up like a dipshit, put some asshole obama looking logo on a hoodie, lug around a big dumb metal box, and hit up the shittiest areas for their ballots. As a Service, you see. For Democracy. OUR Democracy. Because you dumb poor people obviously can't figure out where a drop box is. My stars, you can barely even trust that they won't be tampered with by some MAGAt. With your poor little ballot sitting in a box, all unattended. We'll make sure Your Vote Counts, honest we will.

Then chuck them all in the fucking river.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

yep
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 29, 2022 01:59 PM (gGPg3)

There was a box/bag of ballots found down in a Canyon in Santa Cruz CA this last election...no fraud here!

Posted by: Oldcat at November 29, 2022 02:01 PM (eoQWY)

464 Those IoT toothbrushes are going to know where your mouth has been.

Posted by: TexasDan at November 29, 2022 02:01 PM (CxH0T)

465 WHO is threatening to arrest that election board guy, and under what statute?

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen at November 29, 2022 01:52 PM (dReA3)

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Late to the thread so if the context is Arizona: I'm guessing "Governor-Fraud-Elect, Soros Buttbitch, and current Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. And it's apparently a Class 6 Felony (what I had heard) somewhere to fail to approve, as a member of the County Board of Supervisors, the canvas of the election within a certain time period.

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at November 29, 2022 02:02 PM (jW/QK)

466 It's a Tahoe. I am going to see if he can see my location or just that my tires are low and I need gas. If he can't track my location I don't care.
Posted by: CaliGirl at November 29, 2022 01:55 PM (doasI)

I talked to my dealer about it... its OnStar reporting to the dealer who sold you the truck (drive a Tahoe meself).

Even though I'm not now, nor EVER paid for OnStar, they are still tracking us... I'd like to disable, but not sure if it is even possible.

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 29, 2022 02:02 PM (oHd/0)

467 462 The rainbow-flag wearing wannabes are about to run around the pitch with the mullahs moon worshippers.
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 29, 2022 02:01 PM (ufFY

I'd send the ayatollah $1,000 if their team just started beating the shit out of those prissy little jocksniffers on global live television and got proudly DQ'd.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2022 02:02 PM (/EuRN)

468 >Now that I'm grown, Barney is kind of charming.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 29, 2022 01:58 PM (oINRc)

Yeah, but then he kind of went off the rails:
https://youtu.be/63xEHHJfCPs
(warning: language NSFW)

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen at November 29, 2022 02:02 PM (dReA3)

469
Then chuck them all in the fucking river.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

This is a smart idea, and I wish I'd thought of it years ago, before it was too late.

Obviously, if you work for a harvesting org, they are going to be checking that work. But if you just did it for one cycle, you could learn exactly how they do it, and how to appear legit to their dull voters, and then train 50 others to do the same.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 29, 2022 02:02 PM (oINRc)

470 I never realized that was the same actor who played Theo in Die Hard. True, I thought he looked kinda dumb in that large-brimmed hat on WTR -- but I was never a fan of Norris's headgear either.

Also played Maverick's temporary RIO after Goose's death. "Sundown".

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue surrounded by influenza and Tylenol at November 29, 2022 02:02 PM (9bmgc)

471 I like Nickelback
Posted by: Farmer Bob at November 29, 2022 01:54 PM (Tvpiw)
........

I like the dude with the head shaped like a light bulb.

Posted by: wth at November 29, 2022 02:03 PM (v0R5T)

472 Sometimes I long for the days when cars had way less gadgets
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at November 29, 2022


***
I know I do. My W126 Mercedes S-Class was easy to work on and didn't go reporting me at every opportunity. Yes, 19 mpg city on premium was not attractive, but it rode very well, was solid and reliable, and had the essential luxuries like power windows. No built-in compass, but can't you still buy an aftermarket one to stick on your dash?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 29, 2022 02:03 PM (J2vNu)

473 Hey guys the GOP is totally going to repeal Obamacare!
Posted by: Buzzion
****
Oh, do tell!

Posted by: Obamacare at November 29, 2022 02:03 PM (n8jTi)

474 Those IoT toothbrushes are going to know where your mouth has been.

Posted by: TexasDan at November 29, 2022 02:01 PM (CxH0T)

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Not as much as those IoT teeth!

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at November 29, 2022 02:03 PM (jW/QK)

475 . And it's apparently a Class 6 Felony (what I had heard) somewhere to fail to approve, as a member of the County Board of Supervisors, the canvas of the election within a certain time period.

Then: We pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.

Now: They threatened to arrest me for a class 6 Felony!

Posted by: 18-1 at November 29, 2022 02:03 PM (ESjRY)

476 DeSantis has the same fucking questions to answer as Trump does. Neither have been asked and neither have addressed. They need to be nailed down on certain subjects. Nothing vague or speculation by fans of either, they need to be nailed to the fucking ground and leave NO DOUBT as to being aware, and WTF they intend to do about things if by some miracle they were to be elected. No more bullshit speculation by DeSantis fans or Trump fans. I say it like a broken fucking record, VET your candidates. No more projection and wishcasting. This is why we get burned, this is why we lose.

Posted by: JROD (Rick Perry/Scott Walker 2024) at November 29, 2022 02:04 PM (IlL6s)

477 The US must win to advance. No sister kissing this game.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 29, 2022 02:04 PM (ufFY8)

478 Fuck them. I actually have more respect for The Nation.
Posted by: Chairborne!

FUN FACT

The very Left The Nation is, and has always been, funded by Rich People.

The most recent boss, and still main funder, Katrina vanden Heuvel, is herself quite the wealthy third generation heiress.

Posted by: Miklos, noting for the Record at November 29, 2022 02:04 PM (NOVDU)

479 394 the tie that binds is anti-semetism.

Posted by: Piper at November 29, 2022 02:04 PM (ZdaMQ)

480 And it's apparently a Class 6 Felony (what I had heard) somewhere to fail to approve, as a member of the County Board of Supervisors, the canvas of the election within a certain time period.

Why is there a certification step at all if its compulsory?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2022 02:04 PM (cP/Ah)

481 479 and I don’t mean Trump. Mean the 3 guests

Posted by: Piper at November 29, 2022 02:05 PM (ZdaMQ)

482 "We are rapidly approaching an era where people vs government becomes a worldwide phenomenon." - John McAfee

Posted by: SMH while living in the USSA at November 29, 2022 02:05 PM (vcwBL)

483 Fuck them. I actually have more respect for The Nation.
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As in all things, (D)racula and (R)enfield are exactly the same, except for the part where (D) is honest about it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 29, 2022 02:05 PM (oINRc)

484 I think DeSantis is adhering to Reagan's 11th Comandment... thou shall not speak ill of a fellow Republican. He holds his snark for Dems and the Media.
==
As I have explained before. We are going to find out how smart he is over the next year. If he is a long term planner, or will he be tempted by the one ring which the dark lords are dangling in front of him. He tucks into the VP slot and we maybe get 12 years of good ol fashion conservative presidenting. And he is not beholden to the money boys. He can independently raise all the dough he needs as the heir apparent. He runs in a few primaries, gets an idea of his strengths outside florida, relative to trump. He makes his plans . . . no reason to commit/decide now - unless his goal is something else ... pay attention he's going to show you who he is.

Posted by: tell me why you like somebody better, not why you hate somebody at November 29, 2022 02:06 PM (mD6kb)

485 Folks waggin' genitalia.

Posted by: Axeman at November 29, 2022 02:06 PM (krQz2)

486 We are rapidly approaching an era where people vs government becomes a worldwide phenomenon." - John McAfee

Epstein'd before Epstein was you'll note.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 29, 2022 02:06 PM (ESjRY)

487 "We are rapidly approaching an era where people vs government becomes a worldwide phenomenon." - John McAfee

Posted by: SMH

I am not sure that he killed himself.

Posted by: Miklos, conspiracy theorist at November 29, 2022 02:06 PM (NOVDU)

488 Nood Kardashian. Think it's an NBA centric post.

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue surrounded by influenza and Tylenol at November 29, 2022 02:06 PM (9bmgc)

489 176 @KariLakeWarRoom
🚨 Breaking 🚨

"I found out today that I have no choice but to vote "Aye" or I will be arrested and charged with a felony."

Ron Gould of the Mohave County Board of Supervisors was told he would be arrested if he did not certify the election.

Mohave was certified under duress.

https://tinyurl.com/23uk68ab

Via Robert Shibley at Instapundit.
Posted by: Robert - Metallica, 72 Seasons, out 4/14 at November 29, 2022 01:23 PM (rqKUO)

What is the point of certification if it's mandatory to do so?
Asking for the Enron Accountants.

Posted by: Inogame, non alius regit at November 29, 2022 02:06 PM (53oGX)

490 18-1,

Yep.

Posted by: SMH while living in the USSA at November 29, 2022 02:06 PM (vcwBL)

491 Why is there a certification step at all if its compulsory?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2022 02:04 PM (cP/Ah)

it's not compulsory at all. He is perfectly free to chose the right answer any time he likes.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2022 02:06 PM (/EuRN)

492 I dual boot Windows and Ubuntu. However, I'm using separate HDD's and select the appropriate drive at the bios level.
Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at November 29, 2022 01:54 PM (5pTK/)

Mint and Linuxes can install their own bootloader and allow you to boot any you want. It's is a bit of an annoyance if you are going for the non-default partitition since you have to catch it in the act, but aside from that painless.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 29, 2022 02:07 PM (eoQWY)

493 Barney stills sucks. It's an objective truth. But no matter what, Barney can never suck as much as Calliou. Calliou is the children's cartoon equivalent of sissy hypo pron. No matter how much something sucks, it sucks less than Calliou. Even full-blown AIDS.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at November 29, 2022 02:07 PM (ppBhU)

494 WeaselWoman says I'm not allowed to have multiple wives, but I'd marry Mollie based on that one comment regarding Republicans.

Posted by: Weasel at November 29, 2022 02:07 PM (mGiQ2)

495 Posted by: SMH

I am not sure that he killed himself.
Posted by: Miklos, conspiracy theorist at November 29, 2022 02:06 PM (NOVDU)

I don't think he's actually dead.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2022 02:07 PM (/EuRN)

496 Nood Khardashian

Posted by: rd at November 29, 2022 02:08 PM (Z32m1)

497 Now I want to write long LOL strings, peppered with some hahas.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at November 29, 2022 02:08 PM (Mzdiz)

498 I drive an 04 Camry - it doesn’t talk to anyone.

Posted by: kraken at November 29, 2022 02:08 PM (Vr12I)

499 "My question is, is DeSantis courting any of this, or is he is just coyly letting it play out and has no intention of singing any of their RINO tunes. He seems like a smart guy."

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He's courting it. There's been an invisible primary going on for about a year. Campaigns have been competing behind the scenes to lock-in donors and staff. It's a very small circle of GOP presidential-level donors and staff, so word gets around when recruiting efforts are made, particularly when the subjects of those efforts were in the past committed to a certain former president.

It's been an open secret in GOP circles that DeSantis would run since last winter, which is why the claim that Trump attacked DeSantis "out of the blue"/unprovoked is so disingenuous.

Posted by: Brock at November 29, 2022 02:08 PM (OpX6M)

500 BOth Emerald Robinson and Mollie Hemingway are very high on my list of esteem. They are reporters who actually do their jobs. Its sad when just being professional makes you stand apart so starkly from the rest in your employment.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2022 02:09 PM (cP/Ah)

501 Even though I'm not now, nor EVER paid for OnStar, they are still tracking us... I'd like to disable, but not sure if it is even possible.
Posted by: Romeo13 at November 29, 2022 02:02 PM (oHd/0)

Cutting the wires on the connector on the antenna oughta do something.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 29, 2022 02:09 PM (eoQWY)

502 Hey Mollie, the GOPe next move will be to “cross the aisle” and elect a Democrat speaker and committee chairs.

Posted by: Queequeg the Harpooner at November 29, 2022 02:09 PM (9X60i)

503 Even though I'm not now, nor EVER paid for OnStar, they are still tracking us... I'd like to disable, but not sure if it is even possible.
Posted by: Romeo13


Does OnStar tie into the ignition? If not, cut it out.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2022 02:09 PM (ekL79)

504 I think DeSantis is adhering to Reagan's 11th Comandment... thou shall not speak ill of a fellow Republican. He holds his snark for Dems and the Media.
Posted by: Romeo13

Stop with the Eleventh Commandment shit. That was a tactical nuke by Reagan invoked in 1980 to keep his frontrunner position for the nomination and prevent attack on him from the GOPe. He attacked Ford plenty in 1976 primaries.

If DeSantis has criticisms of Trump, let the guy air them, let Trump fire back. That is how you get candidates vetted instead of finding out the month before the election some crap that destroys them.

I have always despised the GOP fighting their political battles by passive aggressive bullshit behind aides or leaks. Trump using Twitter was a refreshing change. Instead, the GOP luvs them some coronations if the nominee is GOPe friendly and tries to backstab them if they don't like Goldwater, Reagan, and Trump.

Posted by: whig at November 29, 2022 02:10 PM (bDjBG)

505 No seriously the proof is in the NYT.

He criticized Col Bear Claw. See? Proven!

Oh you didn't know Bear Claw was Jewish? And Musk's criticism has nothing to do with Bear Claw's religion? What are you...some...RUSSIAN BOT?
==
Oh, wait, so now we have to be OKAY with Antisemites?!!!

Posted by: sarcastic point maker at November 29, 2022 02:10 PM (KOxId)

506 Adam Schiff has to be the biggest scumbag in Congress, bar none.
Posted by: JoeF
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Only a matter of degree. The differences are small. The next biggest scumbag is only incrementally 'better'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,, etc., etc. at November 29, 2022 02:12 PM (wwrbf)

507 GOPe hasn't figured out the real money isn't playing ball with the tech Giants. Threats and shakedowns are much more lucrative and allows you more ability to placate your base with loud threats!

Posted by: Rock Doc at November 29, 2022 02:13 PM (wqLWC)

508 'Takes responsibility'
---------


Translation: 'This old news, let's move on'

Posted by: Mike Hammer,, etc., etc. at November 29, 2022 02:14 PM (wwrbf)

509 No more projection and wishcasting. This is why we get burned, this is why we lose.
Posted by: JROD
-------------------------
Wise advice but it is easy for people to get emotional as we see decline and rot everywhere. Always tempting to want a man on a white horse to come and save us which is why it is a trope in Latin American politics.


Posted by: whig at November 29, 2022 02:14 PM (bDjBG)

510 Karl Rove told me that we would have gay marriage unless we all voted Republican.

Posted by: Queequeg the Harpooner at November 29, 2022 02:15 PM (9X60i)

511 Is everything going to be Trump v. DeSantis for the next two years?

Posted by: BurtTC at November 29, 2022 02:16 PM (YV6PJ)

512 507 GOPe hasn't figured out the real money isn't playing ball with the tech Giants. Threats and shakedowns are much more lucrative and allows you more ability to placate your base with loud threats! Posted by: Rock Doc
-----------------
The whale donors that call the shots in the GOPe don't like any threat to 'free enterprise' which is why the American Enterprise Institute and Cato Institute hires leftists that explain how corporations voluntarily supporting government censorship, tax avoidance, ESG, carbon taxes, open border, industry cartels, and corporate subsidies is very free enterprise.

Posted by: whig at November 29, 2022 02:19 PM (bDjBG)

513 510 Karl Rove told me that we would have gay marriage unless we all voted Republican.
Posted by: Queequeg

He was misquoted. Rove said we would have gay marriage because the GOP felt it was mean to deny the Dems a victory.

Posted by: whig at November 29, 2022 02:20 PM (bDjBG)

514 @511

>>Is everything going to be Trump v. DeSantis for the next two years?

Until DeSantis either man's up or pussies out, this is going to be the way it is for the foreseeable future.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at November 29, 2022 02:22 PM (5026n)

515 Ace mentioned his positive results using Qwant.com.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 29, 2022 02:00 PM (J2vNu)
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Switched to Qwant after reading that.
Haven't gone back.
Results not ads
Results not herding

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 29, 2022 02:23 PM (BJC33)

516 Mollie Hemingway's takedown of Republicuckery is hits the mark dead center. But none of the GOPes care because they know - at the moment - they're rolling with the Winners.

Posted by: kallisto at November 29, 2022 02:24 PM (dCxaZ)

517 Switched to Qwant after reading that.
Haven't gone back.
Results not ads
Results not herding
Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 29, 2022 02:23 PM (BJC33)
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My search engine of choice as well.

Posted by: Axeman at November 29, 2022 02:24 PM (krQz2)

518 Mollie Hemingway's takedown of Republicuckery is hits the mark dead center. But none of the GOPes care because they know - at the moment - they're rolling with the Winners.
Posted by: kallisto at November 29, 2022 02:24 PM (dCxaZ)
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I always remember that Mollie is the first person to use the phrase "Orangeman bad" on Fox News.

Posted by: Axeman at November 29, 2022 02:25 PM (krQz2)

519 Mollie said "Orange man bad" while making robot arm gestures.

Posted by: Bourbonchicken at November 29, 2022 02:27 PM (44ww/)

520 Re: Computer -brain interface. Hooking up a computer to Pelosi's brain would reduce the computer to a 1978 TI calculator with a low battery.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 29, 2022 02:30 PM (QSjkU)

521 So, Congress should step in when Apple threatens to ban Twitter but everyone was silent when Apple, Google, etc. banned Parler and countless other apps.

One might think that people are only trying to grab some headlines and clicks and aren't actually serious about the problem.

Posted by: Damiano at November 29, 2022 02:32 PM (U46Me)

522 Thank the Boy Scouts for learning compass & map reading, it made the Boot Camp map debacle a breeze, my squad was the only one who did the night navigation section and reached the designated area.

Because 2 of us knew how the fuck maps and compasses worked together.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 29, 2022 02:35 PM (KATBx)

523 "Don't piss off the people who have your search history," - All US Congressmen and Senators, probably

Posted by: thesgm at November 29, 2022 04:11 PM (VhDvQ)

524 >> 35 Whoa. Mollie said fellate. BRB

Easy there.

Posted by: Mark Hemingway at November 29, 2022 04:52 PM (uWF4x)

525 Time to core and peel this rotten Apple

Posted by: Tamaa the DrongoBird at November 29, 2022 06:30 PM (wGqjj)

526 Please stop referencing FlVoiceNews. Brendan Leslie, affectionally known as Brenda in Florida, was just another liberal hack not too long ago, doing pizza reviews at the local news station in Fort Myers.

He’s a grifter to the nth degree, fully supportive
Of every RINO in the state.

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