The Morning Report — 12/1/22

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Good morning, kids. Thursday and I give you the bitter irony of oppressed citizens of China and Iran in a life and death struggle for actual liberation while America, the erstwhile beacon of freedom, is moving in the exact opposite direction with nary a peep. That's mostly because the media Mandarins – pun absolutely intended – have done all in their power to silence all protest to the overthrow of our nation and society and culture by the heirs apparent of Mao's Cultural Revolution.

Love him, hate him, indifferent to him, wary of him, or some mix of all of it, Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter hasn't caused this powerful a reaction by the anti-Americans since the near-parallel ascendancy of talk radio and the internet. For good reason; to control the narrative is to control the direction of the nation. In the past 30 years, so many myths about our government and heretofore sacrosanct institutions have been exploded because of new media. That was perhaps the first direct threat to the goal of the post-war "new world order" and the power of those who put us on that path. The election of Donald Trump and then his overthrow four years later was the capstone. And his overthrowing was our overthrowing.

In any case, the genie is out of the bottle and there can be no going back to the way things were. So the gloves are off.

The [so-called quote-unquote "president"] launched into Musk the day after the midterms with a mafioso-style warning that his administration would be investigating whether the 51-year-old billionaire is a “national-security threat” over his purchase of the social-media behemoth. The White House keeps saying ominously that it is “keeping a close eye” on Twitter.

Yet Musk remains intransigent, suggesting at one point this week that he was “going to war . . . This is a battle for the future of civilization. If free speech is lost even in America, tyranny is all that lies ahead.”

In a poll of his 120 million Twitter followers, Musk asked whether he “should publish all censorship actions [Twitter] has taken that affect its customers.” The answer was a resounding “yes,” and so he tweeted tantalizingly: “The people have spoken.”

This is an existential blow to the left’s ability to control the narrative. A lot of secrets are set to be revealed that a lot of powerful people want to remain hidden.

Most important is to reveal details of collusion among the FBI, Big Tech and the government.

This collusion has been the focus of Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s numerous lawsuits against the Biden [junta], alleging that White House officials and federal agencies acted with Big Tech to censor “disfavored speakers, viewpoints and content on social-media platforms.”

Emphasis mine, and absolutely 100% correct. It's funny; the first thing out of an anti-American's pie-hole when an innocent person is arrested is "if they're innocent, they have nothing to worry about." Well, the shoe is now on the other foot, in a way. And that is the essence of the First Amendment vis a vis real dictionary-definition journalism. If every criminal in this criminal junta, from the Bidens to Fauci to Pelosi on down are truly innocent as they claim to be, then why are they sweating bullets and screaming at the top of their lungs?

This in a very real way is a microcosm of the anti-Americans across the board. As Rush Limbaugh of blessed memory would always say, "The Left doesn't want to level the playing field. They want to clear it." That's because in an honest, open, fair debate about who and what they are and what they want, they'd lose the argument every time.

Seriously, if you are so strident in your beliefs, then what do you really have to fear if someone who merely disagrees with you is prevented from even stating his case, nearly to the point of being physically assaulted?

Far-left activists reportedly swarmed an event Turning Point USA (TPUSA) founder Charlie Kirk held at the University of New Mexico on Wednesday evening, with protesters calling to “shut down white supremacy.”

“My welcoming committee at University of New Mexico for tonight’s event,” Kirk tweeted along with a video that showed tens of protesters dressed in black, wearing masks, shouting and holding slogans protesting Kirk’s appearance on their campus. . .

. . . Campus police appeared to form a border between the protesters and the event venue, but that did not prevent the activists from continuing to protest.

The activists shouted through megaphones, banged on items, and marched from behind the barrier. Some protesters could be seen waving signs that read “SHUT DOWN WHITE SUPREMACY.”

The list goes into the scores if not hundreds of intellectuals, politicians, artists and thinkers who are even a millimeter to the right of Leon Trotsky who have been hounded, attacked and suffered actual violence up to the point of lethality from speaking on campuses and in public generally. More frightening perhaps than what Charlie Kirk went through is this madness:

The global law firm Hogan Lovells fired a retired equity partner after she spoke positively about the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in a conference call with other female employees, some of whom expressed anger at her, she wrote in a Tuesday Wall Street Journal opinion piece.

Every other speaker on the company call in June, which had been dubbed a “safe space” for women to talk about the decision, decried the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson ruling that month, attorney Robin Keller alleged. Keller said she received “immediate” outrage after she pointed out that many jurists and commentators argued Roe v. Wade had been incorrectly decided, opined that sending the abortion issue to states was right and “referred to numerous reports of disproportionately high rates of abortion in the black community, which some have called a form of genocide,” calling this “tragic.”

“The next speaker called me a racist and demanded that I leave the meeting,” Keller wrote. “Other participants said they “lost their ability to breathe” on hearing my comments.”

This person is not an infant, nor an adolescent, nor even a teenager. This is a college and law school graduate, and an adult. Beyond merely having a strong opinion about something, even a strident opinion, to claim that you can't breathe because someone voiced an opinion opposite yours indicates that not merely has their been brainwashing in our schools but in point of fact what can only be described as some sort of sustained, multi-generational mass psychosis.

As I stated above, in an honest, open, fair debate about who and what the anti-American Left are and what they want, they'd lose the argument every time. So, what's the answer? Take over the schools, teach lies as truth from pre-school through post-grad, ???, Profit!

Cutting through the madness of this individual's case of the vapors, if I have to tell a grown adult to "use your words" as to WHY you think Roe v. Wade or any other issue under the sun you believe in is right and someone else's is wrong, then we are well and truly fucked.

This is evil. And it starts at the top. That Nuremberg Rally at Independence Hall last Labor Day wherein half the nation was blood libeled as a cancer to be eradicated is all you need to know. This is why I think that even if this nation were to physically split into two halves, there would still never be peace. If we were to live on a planet at the furthest reaches of the galaxy, they'd build a starship to come and get us. To do so, and to thrive while they devolve into squalor, violence and despair as everything they believe in is instituted turns into hell on earth instead of the worker's paradise, would be intolerable.

In the immortal words of Gracie Slick, "When the truth is found to be lies. And all the joy within you dies." That sure describes my political consciousness-raising the past 10-20 years. What of your average leftist and "their truth?"

Gotterdammerung America.

    ABOVE THE FOLD, BREAKING, NOTEWORTHY

  • "Diversity is not always a strength. In this context, diversity means fewer white people, fewer Englishmen, and fewer Christians. There are the who would celebrate that. I would call them racists."

    Why Enoch Was Right

  • "America’s most daring and insightful playwright tried to warn us that we were going haywire. By making him a hate object, American theater has made us all poorer."
    Fuck David Mamet
  • "The pressing question is not whether the border crisis meets the constitutional definition of 'invasion' but whether the Constitution will survive widespread anarchy."
    A Constitutional Comedy of Errors Will Lead to Constitutional Tragedy

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1 WTFO??

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 01, 2022 07:46 AM (BRHaw)

2 Yonder Horde

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 01, 2022 07:46 AM (Q4IgG)

3 hiya

Posted by: JT at December 01, 2022 07:46 AM (T4tVD)

4 morning horde

it's almost the weekend

covfefe is ready. time for content.

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 01, 2022 07:48 AM (nXhwP)

5 Thank you, J.J.!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 01, 2022 07:48 AM (uLr+K)

6 The Dems are the biggest racists around. The party of racists and degenerates.

Posted by: fd at December 01, 2022 07:48 AM (ArbhN)

7 Hola

Posted by: Thanatopsis at December 01, 2022 07:49 AM (C4bcq)

8 Musk isn’t on our side necessarily… but he’s an important ally for the moment

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at December 01, 2022 07:49 AM (xT8gx)

9 Good morning all.

Gotta love the fight Elon is putting up for free speech in America. I may not agree with him on everything, but this is a fight I can get behind.

If we can preserve this in America there is hope for the country and the rest of the world.

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at December 01, 2022 07:50 AM (qoLdL)

10 "The global law firm Hogan Lovells fired a retired equity partner..."
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How do we find out who their clients are, so we can boycott them?

Posted by: Eeyore at December 01, 2022 07:50 AM (TgBWG)

11 As for Brandon, what a decrepit disgusting old fool

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at December 01, 2022 07:50 AM (xT8gx)

12 Good morning horde!

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at December 01, 2022 07:50 AM (zhLdt)

13 Moronin', Hourde!

Posted by: Hans O'Lo at December 01, 2022 07:51 AM (u7pQw)

14 Good morning and Happy December, everyone!

Posted by: NR Pax at December 01, 2022 07:51 AM (4olE8)

15
Every other speaker on the company call in June, which had been dubbed a “safe space” for women to talk about the decision

So it's a "safe space" where you can get fired for expressing doubleplusungoodthink.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 01, 2022 07:52 AM (MoZTd)

16 Georgia's Republican Lt Gov went to the polls to vote in the runoff. He waited an hour to vote and then left without voting because "I just couldn’t find anything that made sense for me to put my vote behind". The fkr is actually saying that it's ok to not vote for Walker.

Then he went on Anderson Pooper's show to crow about it. I wish I had a way to let this guy know how pissed off I am at him. And they expect us to go vote?

Posted by: fd at December 01, 2022 07:52 AM (ArbhN)

17 Terry Jeffrey: "This month, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer introduced the Respect for Marriage Act on the Senate floor. It would effectively require nationwide recognition of same-sex marriages even if the Supreme Court were to overturn Obergefell.

And considering the way the majority of the RCC sucked Caesar's cock over Kung Flu, don't expect them to put up much of a fight against this.

Within two years, at the most, there will be a full-blown 'gay wedding' at St Patrick's Cathedral in NYC and that flouncing queen Dolan will be swanning around, grinning like one of Stan's minions and grunting that the church is 'finally moving into the modern age.'

I really, really wish I were drunk off my ass right now.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 01, 2022 07:53 AM (AW0uW)

18 "The Dems are the biggest racists around. The party of racists and degenerates.
Posted by: fd "

And then you have the cocksuckers on "our side" that want a slurp at the Democrat wang.

Posted by: fd at December 01, 2022 07:54 AM (ArbhN)

19 Buenos dias queridas and thank you JJ

They love Elon
They hate Elon
Elon laughs

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 01, 2022 07:54 AM (EZebt)

20 Was thinking about this last night.

As much as we are sliding into a totalitarian society, witnessed by the cultural purges for wrongthink, is there any country on the planet where there is greater freedom? That is a serious question, because I'm thinking hard about exit strategies.

And no, I don't consider any country under the thumb of the EU to be more free.

Posted by: Dave in Fla (there is no path to 270) at December 01, 2022 07:54 AM (5p7BC)

21 Willowed. Happy 01DEC22! Just thinking, what if we could turn back the clock 100 years? Would our eraser be up to the task?

Posted by: Eromero at December 01, 2022 07:55 AM (/knpl)

22 " is there any country on the planet where there is greater freedom? That is a serious question, because I'm thinking hard about exit strategies."

I'm afraid not. And that's what makes it so scary.
Something has to break.

Posted by: fd at December 01, 2022 07:55 AM (ArbhN)

23 Since Mr. Musk took over twitter, the FBI has gone kinda quiet. Except for Chris Wray's hair of course....it's fabulous!

Never Give Up Your Guns!

Rootin For Putin!

Free Buffalo Guy, The Iranians and The Chinamen!

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 01, 2022 07:56 AM (0ZEfs)

24 Cutting through the madness of this individual's case of the vapors, if I have to tell a grown adult to "use your words" as to WHY you think Roe v. Wade or any other issue under the sun you believe in is right and someone else's is wrong, then we are well and truly fucked.

Sounds about par for the course, honestly. Not shocking at all.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 01, 2022 07:56 AM (R4/36)

25 Was thinking about this last night.

As much as we are sliding into a totalitarian society, witnessed by the cultural purges for wrongthink, is there any country on the planet where there is greater freedom? That is a serious question, because I'm thinking hard about exit strategies.

And no, I don't consider any country under the thumb of the EU to be more free.
Posted by: Dave in Fla


Dave, as we have said many times here,

THIS. IS. IT.
There's no where else to run to.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2022 07:56 AM (R3En5)

26 At least AP/CP used "militants" this time; shame about the "occupied" though...

Israeli forces have killed two Palestinian militants during an arrest raid in the occupied West Bank.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 01, 2022 07:56 AM (Vwz3I)

27

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 01, 2022 07:56 AM (vwCZJ)

28 You are correct to focus on the Twitter fight, JJ. Considering Twitter was very involved in the overthrow of both Mubarak and Quadaffi in 2011... Twitter makes zero cash; it moderates chatter and has no content. That is very expensive - how do you support all of the hardware involved?

Government servers. This isn't merely a leftist fight to hide its secrets, it is much larger than that imho.

Posted by: Danimal28 at December 01, 2022 07:57 AM (klw0w)

29 JJ, you used "mass psychosis" and "Nuremberg Rally" in the same essay. Bravo!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 01, 2022 07:57 AM (EZebt)

30 How does the UK economy benefit from a dozen Eastern European migrants holed up in a one-bedroom flat, working all hours in manual labour and sending the money back home to their motherland? The average Englishman cannot compete.

Now do Amerikkka!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 01, 2022 07:58 AM (BRHaw)

31 Elon's billions are squarely the target of the entrenched Uniparty Deep Staters. The Senate GOP caucus will probably lead the charge.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 01, 2022 07:58 AM (R4/36)

32 Voters Favor More Drilling, Fewer Rules to End Diesel Fuel Shortage: I&I/TIPP Poll
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Who the hell cares what voters favor? They have no influence in the New Improved USA.

Posted by: Eeyore at December 01, 2022 07:59 AM (TgBWG)

33 20 Posted by: Dave in Fla (there is no path to 270) at December 01, 2022 07:54 AM

I do not think there is another country freer than the United States. So you are stuck here.

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at December 01, 2022 07:59 AM (qoLdL)

34 nice that ol' vdh finally figured it out, innit ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at December 01, 2022 08:00 AM (j3SBD)

35
My leftist sister has gone into radio silence since she discovered the family hates her point of view and is actively non-inviting her to family events and excluding her from social media conversations. There's a part of me that is sad for her, but them's the apples.

Elections have consequences. Stolen elections even more so.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 01, 2022 08:00 AM (enJYY)

36 21 Willowed. Happy 01DEC22! Just thinking, what if we could turn back the clock 100 years? Would our eraser be up to the task?
Posted by: Eromero at December 01, 2022 07:55 AM (/knpl)

110. Pre-Wilson.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2022 08:00 AM (x0n13)

37 mpox makes its debut in AP/CP news chyrons...

"Africa to receive its first batch of mpox vaccines in a donation from South Korea."

North Korea would have helped too but they've eaten all the monkeys there so there was no need for working on the vaccines there.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 01, 2022 08:00 AM (Vwz3I)

38 May I humbly suggest an addition up above? A Fleetwood Mac song featuring Christine McVie?

Posted by: grammie winger at December 01, 2022 08:01 AM (45fpk)

39 The Balenciagas of an Anti-Christian World ‘Condemn’ Child Abuse While Castrating, Traumatizing, and Exploiting Kids
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In their sick world, "child abuse" = *preventing* children from being permanently mutilated or from interacting with sexual predators.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 01, 2022 08:01 AM (YIVH2)

40 Hiya Grammie !

Posted by: JT at December 01, 2022 08:02 AM (T4tVD)

41 If Musk really can expose the degree of censorship that is (was) coordinated between fedgov and Twitter that might be news worthy. Especially if he can put the censored content out there with data about who in which agency or bureau coordinated the censoring.

I care less about the staff that is (was) employed at Twitter doing fedgov's bidding than I am about who specifically in the *biden administration was working with them.

If this is possible and Musk does it I don't doubt there will be denials up and down the chain, but it would be interesting to see.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 01, 2022 08:02 AM (Q4IgG)

42 Posted by: Dave in Fla (there is no path to 270) at December 01, 2022 07:54 AM

I do not think there is another country freer than the United States. So you are stuck here.
Posted by: Scuba_Dude


You might be mostly free and left alone in remote parts of Alaska. Yeah, still the US.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2022 08:03 AM (R3En5)

43 I still don't believe Big Mike has any real interest in becoming preezy.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at December 01, 2022 08:03 AM (906pl)

44 In their sick world, "child abuse" = *preventing* children from being permanently mutilated or from interacting with sexual predators.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 01, 2022 08:01 AM (YIVH2)


They exchanged the truth for a lie. - Old Book

Posted by: grammie winger at December 01, 2022 08:03 AM (45fpk)

45 As posted in Drudge . . . [you can turn off your sets, folks - jjs]

Studies in 2ststes [tse-tses? Testes? - jjs] show that covid deaths skewed 76%to be Republicans. Extrapolated nationwide. This would have resulted in 500000more GOP voters dying.
Ivermectin didn't seem to help significantly, did it?

[Ivermectin was banned, asshole. Open wide fool. Those dicks at the glory hole won't suck themselves - jjs]

Posted by: Paul [Kurt] at December 01, 2022 08:03 AM (9FLoF)

46
Lord in Heaven, is Twitter some kind of existential war for America? Never have so many electrons been expended by so many for so little.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 01, 2022 08:03 AM (MoZTd)

47 Hiya JT!

Posted by: grammie winger at December 01, 2022 08:03 AM (45fpk)

48 Hiya JT!
Posted by: grammie winger

Posted by: JT at December 01, 2022 08:04 AM (T4tVD)

49 "It is time for conservative lawyers to roll up their sleeves and join the fray."
Do Conservative Lawyers Know What Time it Is?
________

They know it's whatever time you pay them to think it is. They're lawyers, after all.

Posted by: Eeyore at December 01, 2022 08:04 AM (TgBWG)

50 Especially if he can put the censored content out there with data about who in which agency or bureau coordinated the censoring.

That would be the most important part. Name names. Make them go on camera explaining their actions.

Posted by: NR Pax at December 01, 2022 08:04 AM (4olE8)

51 Grammie, check out ONT last night for McVie memoria

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 01, 2022 08:05 AM (EZebt)

52
g'mornin' again, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 01, 2022 08:05 AM (ENBF0)

53 “Other participants said they “lost their ability to breathe” on hearing my comments.”

What are they, 9 years old?

Wait, is this the woke 9 year old we keep seeing cited?

Posted by: Ian S. at December 01, 2022 08:05 AM (zm+d5)

54 Grammie, check out ONT last night for McVie memoria

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 01, 2022 08:05 AM (EZebt)


Oh! I will! Thank you!

Posted by: grammie winger at December 01, 2022 08:05 AM (45fpk)

55 Funniest comment on the video Ace posted [courtesy of vmom] of the hefty Frenchman tossing the anti-oil road-blocking protesters like ragdolls...

Ian Miles Cheong @stillgray · 12h
Angry French man throws climate protesters around like rag dolls. Is he Obelix?
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.
.
See, vmom? At least someone at the HQ gives credit where it's due!

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 01, 2022 08:05 AM (Vwz3I)

56 Thank you, JJ.
First-class open, as per usual!!

Posted by: democrats, Kidnapping, Raping or Mutilating the Children They Cannot Kill Since 1973 at December 01, 2022 08:06 AM (jV+aN)

57 In total, Google identified 5,723 “unique devices” that “were or could have been within the geofence during the relevant time period.” Of the 5,723 devices, the federal government then obtained a warrant forcing Google to provide “the phone number, google account, or other identifying information” for more than 1,500 cell phones that appeared located completely in the geofence area or in cases where the user had later deleted the location data.

The 2000 Mules could be found in about a week!!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 01, 2022 08:06 AM (BRHaw)

58 Mitch McConnell: Leadership Wants Lame-Duck Congress to Pass Omnibus Spending Bill
________

When they flat out say they don't want your support, don't give it to them. That includes your vote.

Posted by: Eeyore at December 01, 2022 08:06 AM (TgBWG)

59 "while America, the erstwhile beacon of freedom, is moving in the exact opposite direction with nary a peep"...

I am continually amazed at the quality of life this country offers and yet it must be destroyed by its citizens? It boggles my mind.

Posted by: Eddie Spaghetti at December 01, 2022 08:06 AM (ECHKg)

60 The new definition of white supremacy is the speaking out loud of an opinion a leftist does not want to hear.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at December 01, 2022 08:07 AM (lTGtQ)

61 I believe that we need to be a bit more active. Utilize Twitter and Facebook to keep your elected official on their toes. Do not threaten them except with the possibility of expelling them from office and off the gravy train.

We need to become activist's.

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at December 01, 2022 08:07 AM (qoLdL)

62 rabbit rabbit!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at December 01, 2022 08:07 AM (w0NJk)

63 The Left is atheist, and, simply because it is atheist, its religious fanaticism is worse than any of the other fanaticisms of history.

David Mamet.

I hope his voice is heard someday soon because our culture is a wasteland, as Mamet says, and Andrew Breitbart, also brilliant, told us how important culture is to prevent the tyranny Musk frets over.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 01, 2022 08:07 AM (JZa8P)

64 Posted by: Paul [Kurt]


This post changed my life. It had a profound effect on my brain. Now, when I think about this post I pee myself and forget my name. I showed this post to a blind friend and he died.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2022 08:08 AM (R3En5)

65
The 2000 Mules could be found in about a week!!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 01, 2022 08:06 AM


One word - burner phones.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 01, 2022 08:08 AM (enJYY)

66 Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip's phone at December 01, 2022 08:08 AM (5UbrK)

67 Mark Levin was yelling (day ending in "y") about the house freedom caucus holding out on voting for McCarthy and how their action will result in a Dem being elected speaker. Ok, good argument, but why is the freedom caucus holding out (from the "...Poltroonery" link)

That’s a mess partly of McCarthy’s making, given that he’s resisting demands from the House Freedom Caucus to bring the body back to something akin to regular order and to institute some much-needed reforms, banning things like omnibus bills or limiting how much insider stock trading members might engage in. If he doesn’t manage to get the job, it’s on him for failing to meet the standard a growing number of revivalist conservatives in his caucus are setting.

Ok, seems worth it. If we can't get regular order, might as well have a Dem lead the House.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at December 01, 2022 08:09 AM (fs1hN)

68
Posted by: JT at December 01, 2022 08:04 AM (T4tVD)

Birdbath status?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 01, 2022 08:09 AM (MoZTd)

69 I still don't believe Big Mike has any real interest in becoming preezy.

Big Mike wants the power and money and prestige but he doesn't want to do anything to get it.

But the Democrats have solved that problem, because that's exactly Biden (or more accurately DOCTOR JILL).

Posted by: Ian S. at December 01, 2022 08:09 AM (zm+d5)

70 JJ @ 36- Pre-Wilson
Concur fully, erase the 'administrator'.

Posted by: Eromero at December 01, 2022 08:09 AM (/knpl)

71 I'm sad that Christine McVie died. She had a wonderful voice and seemed to be the most normal person in Fleetwood Mac.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at December 01, 2022 08:10 AM (sVfvf)

72 One good thing out of Christine McVie's death is that I've been listening to some old Chicken Shack stuff. Man, what a good band.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 01, 2022 08:10 AM (JZa8P)

73 Elon needs to have a 'food taster'.

Posted by: Eddie Spaghetti at December 01, 2022 08:11 AM (ECHKg)

74 Willowed:

22-Year-Old St. Ambrose University Basketball Player Dies Suddenly

Patrick Torrey, 22, a basketball player at St. Ambrose University (SAU), died suddenly on November 19th, 2022, and his loss has left his friends and family in despair.

https://bit.ly/3UhGZIF

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2022 08:11 AM (R3En5)

75 “Other participants said they “lost their ability to breathe” on hearing my comments.”

*******

Respiratory function is a brainstem-level activity, and does not require cerebral cortex input or cognitive function. .

Just sayiing

Posted by: Muldoon at December 01, 2022 08:11 AM (ykeLU)

76 71. Yes. McVie was a terrific talent. 10 years older than Stevie Nicks

Posted by: Jonah at December 01, 2022 08:11 AM (Cw0fX)

77 ... Musk's takeover of Twitter hasn't caused this powerful a reaction by the anti-Americans since the near-parallel ascendancy of talk radio and the internet.
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The social networking sites were the solution to the Internet Problem. It worked. They use social nets extensively and they make a tremendous control mechanism. Nothing must be allowed to interrupt it. It's why they'll kill Twitter if they have to, before they allow it to be lost. Better to scuttle the ship and figure out what can be rebuilt than for the ship to be seized.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 01, 2022 08:12 AM (t0OGg)

78 Gotterdammerung

Yep

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at December 01, 2022 08:12 AM (H4WRK)

79 @disclosetv · 1h
NEW - Australia shivered through its coldest spring in decades ❄️
From the leftist ABC...
||Spring was the coldest in decades for parts of Australia, a rare feat considering the influence of climate change ensures nearly every season is now warmer than normal. [...]

Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra all shivered through maximums at least one degree below average and the lowest since 1992. Brisbane's spring was the coldest in 12 years, and for Perth it was the coldest in six.

Sydney's maximums were the lowest in four years but the mean temperatures, which includes the minimums, was the coldest since 2003 and the city failed to reach 30C for the first time in three decades.

Hobart was colder in 2021 and Darwin does not have a spring.

Even more unusual is some western suburbs of Sydney, including Penrith, failed to hit 30 degrees for the first time on record.

This spring was only the second time in a decade the mean maximum averaged across Australia was below the long-term average.||

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 01, 2022 08:12 AM (Vwz3I)

80 In other words, if you stop to think about it, you don't have to stop to think about it.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 01, 2022 08:12 AM (ykeLU)

81 In a poll of his 120 million Twitter followers, Musk asked whether he “should publish all censorship actions [Twitter] has taken that affect its customers.” The answer was a resounding “yes,” and so he tweeted tantalizingly: “The people have spoken.”
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Odd. My answer is "no." Twitter should publish all censorship actions. Period.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 01, 2022 08:13 AM (t0OGg)

82 Naturally, the Biden administration is not happy, and ratcheted up its intimidation campaign against Musk Wednesday when US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen declared that efforts by Apple and Google to remove Twitter from their app stores would be a “kind of control that I think is needed.”

Now do you understand these people hate you and wish you would just go away (die)?

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 01, 2022 08:13 AM (BRHaw)

83 "It is time for conservative lawyers to roll up their sleeves and join the fray."
Do Conservative Lawyers Know What Time it Is?
________

They saw what happened to anyone employed by Trump. Investigations, harassments at home, unemployment, disbarment motions....

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 01, 2022 08:13 AM (JZa8P)

84 67. If a dem became speaker, it would be the end of the GOP ASAP.

Posted by: Jonah at December 01, 2022 08:13 AM (Cw0fX)

85 Respiratory function is a brainstem-level activity, and does not require cerebral cortex input or cognitive function. .

Just sayiing
Posted by: Muldoon

I need a Muldoon app on my phone
It would come in handy in so many different ways

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at December 01, 2022 08:14 AM (H4WRK)

86 The entire world's history we are it for freedom, and losing it very fast. No other country in a thousand years was like this, we are the only ones

Posted by: Skip's phone at December 01, 2022 08:14 AM (5UbrK)

87 I showed this post to a blind friend and he died.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2022 08:08 AM (R3En5)

Thanks rick, cawfee all over the screen.

Posted by: Eddie Spaghetti at December 01, 2022 08:14 AM (ECHKg)

88 I don't know why the subject of Mooch running keeps coming up. She ain't running.. too damn lazy.

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at December 01, 2022 08:14 AM (nxdel)

89 >>Lord in Heaven, is Twitter some kind of existential war for America?

Pretty much, yea.

The war over Twitter is the war for free speech and against censorship from the fascist forces of governments around the world and their oligarch partners. Even the White House is admitting they are "monitoring" Twitter while combined entities like China and Apple and the EU are threatening to silence Twitter and more importantly us if we don't behave.

Without free speech all our other rights won't matter. Musk might be the gutsiest guy in the world right now.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 01, 2022 08:14 AM (ZLI7S)

90 Disclose.tv @disclosetv · 16h
NEW - Elizabeth Warren says Elon Musk should not be able to go into a "dark room" alone and make decisions.

Disclose.tv @disclosetv · 16h
Does Zuckerberg have a "dark room" at Facebook?

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 01, 2022 08:14 AM (Vwz3I)

91 What about the Freedom Caucus guys who McCarthy gave Chairmanships to like Jordan, McHenry etc...?

Posted by: Jonah at December 01, 2022 08:15 AM (Cw0fX)

92 "Spring was the coldest in decades for parts of Australia, a rare feat considering the influence of climate change ensures nearly every season is now warmer than norm"

Unless it doesn't. The only thing climate change ensures is more grift.

Posted by: fd at December 01, 2022 08:15 AM (sn5EN)

93 The corrupt FBI is gonna plant some false evidence against Musk.

Posted by: davidt at December 01, 2022 08:15 AM (oTZbj)

94
In other words, if you stop to think about it, you don't have to stop to think about it.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 01, 2022 08:12 AM


Ez for you 2 say.

Posted by: John Festterman at December 01, 2022 08:15 AM (enJYY)

95 The 2000 Mules could be found in about a week!!
Posted by: rhennigantx at December 01, 2022 08:06 AM (BRHaw)


Err, no. When used for information about Democrats, GPS and cell tracking is totally, 100% unreliable.

It is only accurate for enemies of the Democrats.

Posted by: blaster at December 01, 2022 08:15 AM (pwExq)

96 Warren is a economic fool. She pushed Student Loan Forgiveness for 2 years, now the courts have blocked it

Posted by: Jonah at December 01, 2022 08:15 AM (Cw0fX)

97 Athan Koutsiouroumbas
@Athan_K
Nov 28
Competitive State House races saw the largest surge in Mail-In Ballot applicants, meaning candidates and their volunteers/paid canvassers carried the Mail-In Ballot Applications with them while door-knocking. (20/32)

This was Delaware County PA. Exactly why they changed the voter registration form to include a mail in ballot request. So the summer door knockers could register a voter and get them to commit to a mail in ballot. No other PA county took advantage of this.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at December 01, 2022 08:16 AM (+hI+T)

98 Respiratory function is a brainstem-level activity, and does not require cerebral cortex input or cognitive function. .

Posted by: Muldoon at December 01, 2022 08:11 AM (ykeLU)
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Or they simply could've been fully vaxed and boosted.

Posted by: Biden's Dog, who knows no margin bounds at December 01, 2022 08:16 AM (UK1vv)

99 Will the decoupling buy time for America’s political tensions to dissipate as the red states get redder and the blue states bluer...

As long as the feds continue to lie about the results of the census, things will continue to degrade.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at December 01, 2022 08:16 AM (zhLdt)

100 Am I the only one who thought Fleetwood Mac was just an average band?

They had one big album, after that just average.

Posted by: dantesed at December 01, 2022 08:17 AM (88xKn)

101 I showed this post to a blind friend and he died.

Posted by: rickb223

Thanks rick, cawfee all over the screen.
Posted by: Eddie Spaghetti

My job here is done. I made at least one person laugh today.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2022 08:17 AM (R3En5)

102 Today is National Peppermint Bark Day.

Posted by: redridinghood at December 01, 2022 08:17 AM (NpAcC)

103 "Music legend calls out blandness of industry"

Did I mention that I cried?

Posted by: Morrisissy at December 01, 2022 08:18 AM (sn5EN)

104 I know this sounds tinfoil, but the FBI has moles everywhere, and I mean Everywhere. Bet they have a high up aide to McCarthy, and even a sitting rep in the Freedom Caucus

Posted by: Jonah at December 01, 2022 08:18 AM (Cw0fX)

105 .... And a Day Without Art Day.

Posted by: redridinghood at December 01, 2022 08:18 AM (NpAcC)

106 If a dem became speaker, it would be the end of the GOP ASAP.
Posted by: Jonah

Doesn't matter whose ass is in the chair . The osmosis is nearly complete already . Mix red and blue and you get purple the color of royalty.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at December 01, 2022 08:18 AM (H4WRK)

107 The UK's Royal Mint will be minting a collectible coin to mark the Rolling Stones' 60th anniversary.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 01, 2022 08:18 AM (Vwz3I)

108 100. Spot on. Sara, sung by Nicks, is their only great song.

Posted by: Jonah at December 01, 2022 08:19 AM (Cw0fX)

109 Posted by: JT at December 01, 2022 08:04 AM (T4tVD)

Birdbath status?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Frozen

Posted by: JT at December 01, 2022 08:19 AM (T4tVD)

110 In other words, if you stop to think about it, you don't have to stop to think about it.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 01, 2022 08:12 AM
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I don't get this. I mean, I never have to stop to think about anything.

Posted by: Kamala at December 01, 2022 08:19 AM (miw4b)

111 Hiya Skip's phone !

Posted by: JT at December 01, 2022 08:19 AM (T4tVD)

112 Great report JJ.

The US is full of overgrown babies.

Posted by: mr tmz at December 01, 2022 08:19 AM (rJ48h)

113 In other words, if you stop to think about it, you don't have to stop to think about it.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 01, 2022 08:12 AM (ykeLU)

I'm going to light candles, sit on a yoga mat in lotus position and meditate on this comment.

Posted by: Eddie Spaghetti at December 01, 2022 08:20 AM (ECHKg)

114 "The UK's Royal Mint will be minting a collectible coin to mark the Rolling Stones' 60th anniversary."

I thought they would be busy printing new coins with King Jugears face on them.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 01, 2022 08:20 AM (uLr+K)

115 "is there any country on the planet where there is greater freedom?"

We suck. The rest of the world sucks more.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 01, 2022 08:20 AM (SJsWC)

116 Seriously, if you are so strident in your beliefs, then what do you really have to fear if someone who merely disagrees with you is prevented from even stating his case, nearly to the point of being physically assaulted?
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Typical straw man, and an intensely crude and personally hostile one at that. The problem isn't "us," it's the third party that is at risk. People committed to their beliefs and who understand the implications of hateful, racist, anti-progressive disinformation for truth and justice - people like us - cannot be swayed by the despicable rhetoric of people like Kirk.

The persyn in the middle, though - that unaligned third persyn who is merely looking for answers to life's difficult questions - xe is the one who stands to lose everything. That persyn must be defended - even preemptively if need be. We cannot allow xim to be programmed by alt-right racists into a reactionary attitude that endangers not only ximself, but everyone downstream from xim.

Preventing the spread of fascism to the vulnerable, exploited communities that fascists target isn't for our benefit - it's for the benefit of those same communities.

Posted by: Your Kid's Sociology Professor at December 01, 2022 08:21 AM (t0OGg)

117 Seriously, if you are so strident in your beliefs, then what do you really have to fear if someone who merely disagrees with you is prevented from even stating his case, nearly to the point of being physically assaulted?

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In one of his weekly "fireside chat" podcasts for PragerU that are most popular with young people, Dennis Prager was recently asked by a viewer: "Between Left and Right, How Do You Know Which Side Isn’t Telling the Truth?"

He responded -- and subsequently wrote an essay on it -- noting that "With rare exceptions, the party that calls for censorship is lying. People who tell the truth can deal with dissent and different opinions. In fact, truth-tellers welcome debate."

Obvious to we conservatives (and classical liberals) older than 29, but an excellent barometer with which to equip our young ...

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at December 01, 2022 08:21 AM (K3TEc)

118 "Today is National Peppermint Bark Day.
Posted by: redridinghood "

Arf!

Posted by: A dog with nice breath at December 01, 2022 08:21 AM (sn5EN)

119 97. That is reason number 200, why McDaniel has to be dumped. Zeldin has already talked about the VBM and harvesting, as his Long Island GOP kicked ass and flipped seats.

Posted by: Jonah at December 01, 2022 08:21 AM (Cw0fX)

120 I thought they would be busy printing new coins with King Jugears face on them.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 01, 2022 08:20 AM (uLr+K)
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That goes on the OFFICIAL coinage...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 01, 2022 08:22 AM (YIVH2)

121 Real Americans: here's life imitating art: "Get busy living or get busy dying"

Posted by: H8 Marxist Rat Bastards & TechRat Elites at December 01, 2022 08:22 AM (8m/Xb)

122 Am I the only one who thought Fleetwood Mac was just an average band?
They had one big album, after that just average.
Posted by: dantesed at December 01, 2022 08:17 AM (88xKn)

Concur. It was a rolling shit show of drugs, sexual tension and drama, infighting, the occasional rape and of course Mick frightening little children with his creepy looks.

Everything about the late 70's and early 80's rolled into one crappy band for idiots to lap up like pablum.

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 01, 2022 08:22 AM (0ZEfs)

123 Brutality Beckons in Beijing, Poltroonery Prevails in Washington

*******

Word of the Day

Poltroon

n. a military unit, usually consisting of 30-40 chickens, typically under the command of a 2nd Lieutenant

Posted by: Muldoon at December 01, 2022 08:22 AM (ykeLU)

124 Short and Brilliant Video on the (in)Effectiveness of the Jab Goes Viral for All the Right Reasons
_______

It's on twitter and I went to see if attached to it there is the standard "Covid Vax is safe and effective, see link to fact-checker, blah, blah, blah". And...there isn't! thanks Elon!

Posted by: Chuck Martel at December 01, 2022 08:22 AM (fs1hN)

125 Posted by: Your Kid's Sociology Professor at December 01, 2022 08:21 AM (t0OGg)

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Well done (and down-right scary) as always Mannix; timing would have been better had it immediately followed, rather than proceeded, my Prager response -- but an excellent juxtaposition, nontheless.

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at December 01, 2022 08:24 AM (K3TEc)

126 Levin needs to get a grip.

If McCarthy really cared about the caucus he would step aside. Either Scalise or Jordan have the votes to win the speaker chair.

Based on McCarthy's actions, he doesn't have the votes. He needs to give up more if he wants to get them.

There is still a month of horse trading to go, the Freedom Caucus would be dumb to agree right now to support McCarthy.

Posted by: Dave in Fla (there is no path to 270) at December 01, 2022 08:24 AM (5p7BC)

127 Mick Fleetwood kinda looks like Marty Feldman would....if his eyes were fixed.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 01, 2022 08:24 AM (uLr+K)

128 If a dem became speaker, it would be the end of the GOP ASAP.
Posted by: Jonah at December 01, 2022 08:13 AM (Cw0fX)
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Oh, give it a rest.

We have the worst Democrat one could imagine as Speaker right this minute and it hasn't been "the end of the GOP". So your hyperbolic fear is obviously misplaced.

The end of the GOP has come about because of the corruption of its leaders, and their devotion to their own pockets instead of representing the people who elect them. "The end" you fret over cannot come fast enough.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 01, 2022 08:24 AM (cEswE)

129
My wife has a FB account, and most of her FB friends are on the conservative side - family, faith, apple pie, etc. But my leftist sis likes to leave sly comments 'correcting the record' when my wife posts a meme critical of the left. So I showed my wife how to exclude her from seeing a post. It's quick and easy.

By doing this you exclude the left from the conversation. The left wants to dominate the conversation and hates being left out. I'm certain my sis has a 2nd FB account under a different name and it must chap her ass to see she's being excluded.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 01, 2022 08:24 AM (enJYY)

130 one crappy band for idiots to lap up like pablum.


I'm sitting right here, you know.

Posted by: grammie winger at December 01, 2022 08:25 AM (45fpk)

131 The firing of that Hogan Lovells lawyer for essentially agreeing with 6 of 9 and having the temerity to say so is scary. WrongThink is being driven from the public square.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 01, 2022 08:25 AM (SJsWC)

132 Mick Fleetwood kinda looks like Marty Feldman would....if his eyes were fixed.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 01, 2022 08:24 AM (uLr+K)
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so true, but Fleetwood is the plus size Feldman

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 01, 2022 08:25 AM (cEswE)

133 Elon Musk has it right: “This is a battle for the future of civilization.”

--

It's Elon Musk who is saying the obvious. It's Elon Musk who is highlighting just how dire our situation is in America. It's Elon Musk who is trumpeting the alarm bells on free speech and censorship...and what that portends for all free people.

Not the loathsome Mitch McConnell, or any other Republican in Washington DC, save one or two. No, he's too busy passing omnibus spending bills, anti-religious freedom "marriage" bills, and being an all-around useless piece of sh*t.

Posted by: Lady in Black at December 01, 2022 08:26 AM (sVtYq)

134 “The election of Donald Trump and then his overthrow four years later……”

With the arguments brewing over one candidate and the other that hasn’t thrown in his hat in yet, I don’t think everyone here buys into stolen election/overthrown in 2020. I’d be curious just here at AoS how many commenters believe 2020 was stolen and how many believe Trump lost because his popularity waned and quite simply didn’t get enough votes. There is a few of us here that do not see 24’ going our way due to rigging and fraud. Still seems quite a few believe we’ll vote our way out in 24’. Not suggesting giving up, I’m just genuinely curious where people stand? Seems to be separate camps here.

Posted by: JROD at December 01, 2022 08:26 AM (AtoNk)

135 is it just me or has Mommala been disappeared?

Posted by: blaster at December 01, 2022 08:27 AM (pwExq)

136 Elon Musk hopes to begin trials of implanting brain chips into humans with his company Neuralink in 6 months. The chance that the chips suddenly burst into flames is pretty low, probably.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 01, 2022 08:27 AM (AXxfu)

137 "Mitch McConnell: Leadership Wants Lame-Duck Congress to Pass Omnibus Spending Bill"

If I'm Herschal Walker and his campaign manager, I'd spend my last week running against Mitch McConnell and the beltway uniparty. Every speech, every stop, every handshake. "If you want a Senator that isn't a Mitch & Chuck lapdog, vote for me."

Posted by: lowandslow at December 01, 2022 08:27 AM (76Foq)

138 Why Enoch Was Right

The (dot) Indians I know all celebrated the current British leader as Indian. Not as "British of Indian decent".

Britain has been conquered in every bit as a thorough a manner as it conquered India.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 01, 2022 08:27 AM (ESjRY)

139 Short and Brilliant Video on the (in)Effectiveness of the Jab Goes Viral for All the Right Reasons
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That's a very good mashup of headlines. Top-tier propaganda technique, and damn solid marketing. Very effective. I'm glad the guy isn't on their side.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 01, 2022 08:28 AM (t0OGg)

140 Brutality Beckons in Beijing, Poltroonery Prevails in Washington

*****

Nice alliteration. To round iit out they could have gone with:

Brutality Beckons in Beijing, Poltroonery Prevails on the Potomac

Posted by: Muldoon at December 01, 2022 08:28 AM (ykeLU)

141 Yikes.
It's 23 days, 16 hours and 31 minutes till Christmas .

Posted by: redridinghood at December 01, 2022 08:28 AM (NpAcC)

142 Videos: Tanks Deployed On Streets In China Amid Massive Protests

-
An hour later, they'll be bloodthirsty again.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at December 01, 2022 08:28 AM (FVME7)

143
Without free speech all our other rights won't matter. Musk might be the gutsiest guy in the world right now.
Posted by: JackStraw

Piggybacked on to the first amendment battle is the less obvious but just as concerning loss of our fourth amendment rights.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at December 01, 2022 08:28 AM (H4WRK)

144 112 Great report JJ.

The US is full of overgrown babies.

Posted by: mr tmz at December 01, 2022 08:19 AM (rJ48h)
***&*****&***

"Conservatism, in my humble opinion, did not lose last night. It’s just very difficult to beat Santa Claus. It is practically impossible to beat Santa Claus. People are not going to vote against Santa Claus, especially if the alternative is being your own Santa Claus." (Rush Limbaugh, In a nation of children, Santa Claus wins, Nov 7, 2012, the day after the Chicago Thug in Chief, the Kenyan Manchurian, the "transformer" of our nation. . .the Odildo. . .was reelected)

Posted by: H8 Marxist Rat Bastards & TechRat Elites at December 01, 2022 08:28 AM (8m/Xb)

145 This person is not an infant, nor an adolescent, nor even a teenager.

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In body, no. But in emotion, mind, maturity, and psychology? An adult whose development peaked during her "terrible twos" stage ...

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at December 01, 2022 08:28 AM (K3TEc)

146 >>I'm sitting right here, you know.

I like Fleetwood Mac. The problem for me is they became so ubiquitous and our sources for music so limited back then it seemed like ever other song on the radio or at a party was by FM. I just got tired of hearing them over and over.

I'm finding I enjoy hearing the songs again now that I hear them less frequently.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 01, 2022 08:29 AM (ZLI7S)

147
Posted by: JROD
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Stolen

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 01, 2022 08:29 AM (vwCZJ)

148 Not the loathsome Mitch McConnell, or any other Republican in Washington DC, save one or two. No, he's too busy passing omnibus spending bills, anti-religious freedom "marriage" bills, and being an all-around useless piece of sh*t.
Posted by: Lady in Black at December 01, 2022 08:26 AM (sVtYq)


But if you aren't 100% in support of McConnell you are helping the Democrats!

Or something.

Posted by: blaster at December 01, 2022 08:29 AM (pwExq)

149 America's silliest man, Antony Blinken, yesterday pledged "American support for the Ukrainian power grid". Well, at least he's too busy with electricity delivery in Ukraine to cut off weapons deliveries to Israel.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 01, 2022 08:30 AM (cEswE)

150 Yikes.
It's 23 days, 16 hours and 31 minutes till Christmas .
Posted by: redridinghood

All I want for Christmas is a new pair of overalls . Just a suggestion .

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at December 01, 2022 08:30 AM (H4WRK)

151 (Bloomberg) -- Elon Musk met with Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook at the iPhone maker’s headquarters on Wednesday, signaling a detente in a brewing war between the technology companies.
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Read that as: Cook blinked.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 01, 2022 08:30 AM (iEXgF)

152 Still seems quite a few believe we’ll vote our way out in 24’. Not suggesting giving up, I’m just genuinely curious where people stand? Seems to be separate camps here.
Posted by: JROD at December 01, 2022 08:26 AM (AtoNk)

Seems like most people figure its probably a lost cause but why not try anyway.

Posted by: Word to your mother at December 01, 2022 08:30 AM (tLEZq)

153 .... Every other speaker on the company call in June, which had been dubbed a “safe space” for women to talk about the decision, decried the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson ruling that month ...
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"Safe spaces" for political discussion? At work? And people wonder why productivity is down...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 01, 2022 08:31 AM (t0OGg)

154 US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen declared that efforts by Apple and Google to remove Twitter from their app stores would be a “kind of control that I think is needed.”

Now do you understand these people hate you and wish you would just go away (die)?

Posted by: rhennigantx



The more important point is that Yellen is way outside of her purview. The treasury secretary has no business, or any say in this. The fact that the treasury is getting involved shows how laws and rules have no place in a corrupt government.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at December 01, 2022 08:31 AM (lTGtQ)

155 Quoi??

@Breaking911 · 12h
VP Harris with French President Emmanuel Macron: "This visit demonstrates the strength of our partnership, our friendship and our cooperation and truly all as the background to an enduring relationship."

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 01, 2022 08:31 AM (Vwz3I)

156 Yikes.
It's 23 days, 16 hours and 31 minutes till Christmas .
Posted by: redridinghood


IOW, two paychecks.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2022 08:32 AM (R3En5)

157 Not to worry about this free speech thingy.
The Senate, through the shrewd maneuvering of The Gobbler, will stand strong to protect .......their grift and sinecures.

We got nothing. But Trump. Only Trump.

And that was enough until they went full on Stalin and stole two elections in our faces and we, unlike Brazil, did not take to the streets.

They are strong. And We are weak.

Posted by: Voter theater. at December 01, 2022 08:32 AM (/5Who)

158 150 Yikes.
It's 23 days, 16 hours and 31 minutes till Christmas .
Posted by: redridinghood

All I want for Christmas is a new pair of overalls . Just a suggestion .
Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable
----------------------------------------

I'll take a cuddly woman that loves making sammiches.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 01, 2022 08:32 AM (iEXgF)

159 I’d be curious just here at AoS how many commenters believe 2020 was stolen and how many believe Trump lost because his popularity waned and quite simply didn’t get enough votes.
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Trump increased his votes by 5 million.

Biden got 81 millions votes, far exceeding the votes Obama got.

Anyone who believes Trump lost because of loss of popularity is blinded by their dislike of Trump. The math doesn't support the assertion.

Posted by: Dave in Fla (there is no path to 270) at December 01, 2022 08:32 AM (5p7BC)

160 As much as we are sliding into a totalitarian society, witnessed by the cultural purges for wrongthink, is there any country on the planet where there is greater freedom? That is a serious question, because I'm thinking hard about exit strategies.

And no, I don't consider any country under the thumb of the EU to be more free.
Posted by: Dave in Fla
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The sticks in any country is likely to be fairly safe if you become a recluse. Simply too much bother for the state to try to police these places. A typical hidey hole for outcasts in history is in mountainous terrain, deserts, or tundra where relatively few economic opportunities exist for the locusts. Where you want to be is where the masses simply find inconvenient, unpleasant, or very boring with great travel distances to major cities.

Plan to become a dissident, then go some country without an extradition treaty and move around a lot. Building bridges to the locals is a must.

Posted by: whig at December 01, 2022 08:32 AM (bDjBG)

161 This spring was only the second time in a decade the mean maximum averaged across Australia was below the long-term average.
_____________

Climate controls are working! See? We just need a few more years to eliminate all but wind and solar power and get the planet down to the temp it was in the early 1800s and we'll have won a great victory!!!!!
/s

Posted by: Chuck Martel at December 01, 2022 08:32 AM (fs1hN)

162 Hurricane season ended today.

2022: 8 hurricanes and 2 majors
Average season is 7 hurricanes and 3 majors.

https://tinyurl.com/2nbyrexq

Posted by: McCool at December 01, 2022 08:33 AM (BqBIh)

163 "Senator Fetterman, this is your phrenologist's office calling to remind you of your annual phrenology exam on Monday, Dec 5 at 8:00 a.m. We have blocked out the entire day, for obvious reasons. Please do not give your lump anything to eat or drink after midnight.""

Posted by: Muldoon at December 01, 2022 08:33 AM (ykeLU)

164 Read that as: Cook blinked.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 01, 2022 08:30 AM (iEXgF)


Indeed. I read Musk's tweet as BDE. While almost certainly untrue that Apple "never" threatened to take Twitter off of the app store, Cook either had to say it, or agreed to let Musk say that he had said it.

Posted by: blaster at December 01, 2022 08:33 AM (pwExq)

165 134. Well Said JROD. But if we are gonna lose, at least we can do it with competent people. I despise McConnell, but what done is done. But if we re-elect McDaniel, then even my optimistic ass will be doubtful

Posted by: Jonah at December 01, 2022 08:33 AM (Cw0fX)

166 Musk probably realizes that time is not on his side. Getting the info about who, what and why things got censored out into the public domain is key. Yet, the silly "Twitter polls" he's using to validate doing this are wasting valuable time.

I get why he's doing it I just think it's not necessary.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 01, 2022 08:33 AM (Q4IgG)

167 Am I the only one who thought Fleetwood Mac was just an average band?
They had one big album, after that just average.

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I think for many, Fleetwood Mac was lucky enough to be caught up in that mid-late 70s music style that just got latched onto by my generation. Speaking for myself, what high school kid of the time doesn't associate their music with that period? Who didn't have Rumours? I did get to the point where I can hardly stand listening to it anymore because it was just sooo overplayed.

Only two songs come to mind immediately that I still love and never got tired of: Oh Well...and Dreams.

Posted by: Lady in Black at December 01, 2022 08:33 AM (sVtYq)

168 Everything about the late 70's and early 80's rolled into one crappy band for idiots to lap up like pablum.

That could cover a shitload of bands. Eagles, Starship, Aerosmith, Skynyrd. . .

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 01, 2022 08:33 AM (AW0uW)

169 Read that as: Cook blinked.
Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 01, 2022 08:30 AM (iEXgF)
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That's where my nickle is, yeah. Ever since I read the blurb in the sidebar yesterday.

Cook just helped the CCP crack down on its oppressed citizens and then went after Musk at the worst time, when the battle is being waged hugely and governments are getting involved. And given Big Tech's history, I strongly suspect (or maybe I just hope) that Musk has a whole lot of receipts about censorship at Twitter, involvement of the government in it, and overlap with other Big Tech companies like, I dunno, Apple.

Cook didn't just say he's not doing it, he said they never had any plan to do it and it's all just so much fake news. I sincerely doubt that.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 01, 2022 08:34 AM (t0OGg)

170 "Safe spaces" for political discussion? At work? And people wonder why productivity is down...
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 01, 2022 08:31 AM (t0OGg)


Imagine the women of this law firm watching LA Law.

Posted by: blaster at December 01, 2022 08:35 AM (pwExq)

171 159 Dave in Fla.
Trump increased his vote about 11 million from 2016 to 2020. Unprecedented increase and Trump is the only president to receive more votes for reelection than his first one AND LOSE in this century at least.

Posted by: whig at December 01, 2022 08:35 AM (bDjBG)

172 Not suggesting giving up, I’m just genuinely curious where people stand? Seems to be separate camps here.
Posted by: JROD at December 01, 2022 08:26 AM (AtoNk)


2020 was stolen.
2022 was stolen.
2024 will be stolen.

And I have given up. No voting on a national level will change anything. The Pinochet option is all that will.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 01, 2022 08:35 AM (AW0uW)

173 Fartclam went after Kirk last night in twitter for his take that the Freedom Caucus needs to make concessions to McCarthy to ensure there isn't a dem speaker and McCarthy isn't as anti-MAGA as the other GOP leaders, so we should just suck it up because otherwise the dems might win!

Nope nope nope. Not playing that game. McCarthy needs to make concessions to the freedom caucus or step aside. They are now asking the right to move left to be more acceptable to GOP leadership. Fuck this game. Hoist the black flag.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at December 01, 2022 08:35 AM (+hI+T)

174
Fleetwood Mac had two back to back monster albums, "Fleetwood Mac" in '75 and "Rumors" in late '76.

Maybe one tune off of "Tusk" two years later was a semi-hit. The rest of the album, and it was a double album IIRC was at best disappointing.

To achieve anything in the music biz is an accomplishment and those two albums were huge. That said, did it put them on par with groups that had hit album after album? At least in the hit category, I would vote no. But they were great musicians.

And I am a fan of both Lindsey Buckingham and the late Bob Welch, who also had some big hits with "Sentimental Lady" (a near duet with Christine McVie) and the monster "Ebony Eyes."

Buckingham's "Trouble " is among my favorite tunes.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2022 08:35 AM (x0n13)

175 Without free speech all our other rights won't matter. Musk might be the gutsiest guy in the world right now.

Posted by: JackStraw
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Courageous visionary, reminding me of one of my favorite quotes (which I think applies to Trump as well) --

"Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them. They make the impossible happen."

-- Dr. Robert Jarvik, inventor of the artificial heart

[And as one wag here has previously pointed out, that's also true of psychopaths. But still ...]

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at December 01, 2022 08:35 AM (K3TEc)

176 Liberals Are Furious NYC Mayor Wants to Take Dangerous Mentally Ill People Off the Streets

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I just hope they start with the city council.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at December 01, 2022 08:35 AM (FVME7)

177 @117 ShainS-because you disagreeing with the left is encouraging violence against them. You are creating a negative view of the left and thius an atmosphere that could prompt someone to violence against them. You are a fascist/nazi as evident by your political views. Fascist/Nazis have a reputation for violence against those that oppose them philosophically. You must be censored for their protection.

Posted by: JROD at December 01, 2022 08:35 AM (AtoNk)

178 159. Thank Bush appointee John Roberts, for that Dave.

MF'er Chief Justice allows Pennylvania two weeks to count votes in 2020. Legalized cheating for all states basically

Posted by: Jonah at December 01, 2022 08:35 AM (Cw0fX)

179 155 Quoi??

@Breaking911 · 12h
VP Harris with French President Emmanuel Macron: "This visit demonstrates the strength of our partnership, our friendship and our cooperation and truly all as the background to an enduring relationship."
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I)
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Mrs. Macron know about this?

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 01, 2022 08:36 AM (iEXgF)

180 ||Lady Susan Hussey, 83, made the eyebrow-raising remarks to Ngozi Fulani, 61, during an event Tuesday to raise awareness about violence for women, according to the Sunday Times’ royal editor Roya Nikkah.

Fulani, who was attending the event on behalf of the charity Sistah Space, said Hussey — who was made lady of the household by King Charles III — approached her and questioned her about where she came from.

When she replied she was from Hackney, the royal aide allegedly continued to pester her, asking, “No, but what nationality are you?”

“I am born here and am British,” Fulani said she insisted again, recounting the conversation on Twitter.

But Hussey continued to probe, Fulani said, asking, “No but where do you really come from, where do your people come from?”

“Lady! I’m a British national, my parents came here in the ’50s when...,” Fulani said she replied, before Hussey interjected, “Oh, I knew we’d get there in the end, you’re Caribbean.”

“No, lady, I am of African heritage, Caribbean descent and British nationality,” Fulani said she shot back.||

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 01, 2022 08:36 AM (Vwz3I)

181 Mornin’, All.

“Perfect” is an actual surname?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 01, 2022 08:36 AM (MVYuJ)

182 122 Am I the only one who thought Fleetwood Mac was just an average band?
They had one big album, after that just average.
Posted by: dantesed at December 01, 2022 08:17 AM (88xKn)

Concur. It was a rolling shit show of drugs, sexual tension and drama, infighting, the occasional rape and of course Mick frightening little children with his creepy looks.

Everything about the late 70's and early 80's rolled into one crappy band for idiots to lap up like pablum.

More coffee...
******&*******

You would be wrong. There are at least 4 phases to the FM story. . . way before the Buckingham-Nicks soap opera. You seem to not even be aware of the Bob Welch and Peter Green eras. All of the phases were great in their own ways. And Buckingham was a PITA but he's a great guitarist and writer.

Posted by: H8 Marxist Rat Bastards & TechRat Elites at December 01, 2022 08:36 AM (8m/Xb)

183 "Biden Calls for Military Intervention in Haiti"

Biden is padding his record of getting everything wrong on foreign policy, no one will be able to top it.



Posted by: Chuck Martel at December 01, 2022 08:37 AM (fs1hN)

184 181 Mornin’, All.

“Perfect” is an actual surname?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 01, 2022 08:36 AM (MVYuJ)


I know someone whose maiden name is "Superfine." And she is.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2022 08:38 AM (x0n13)

185 I guarantee there were several meetings among the app store executive team discussing exactly whether to ban or make demands of Twitter.

"Never considered" is bullshit.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at December 01, 2022 08:38 AM (+hI+T)

186 My daughter is a devotee of Mrs. Prince of Wales. She and her husband flew from London to Boston yesterday in coach, for a visit. At the same time, Meghan Markle flew to Indianapolis to give an afternoon talk on Girl Empowerment in a rented G4.

The evident hypocrisy made a big impression on my daughter.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 01, 2022 08:38 AM (cEswE)

187 Nope nope nope. Not playing that game. McCarthy needs to make concessions to the freedom caucus or step aside. They are now asking the right to move left to be more acceptable to GOP leadership. Fuck this game. Hoist the black flag.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at December 01, 2022 08:35 AM (+hI+T)
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Better a Dem speaker than continuation of establishment GOP rule. Will failing to elect a speaker due to infighting and then getting a Dem speaker despite being the majority party destroy the GOP? It might, yes. So be it.

McCarthy and the rest of the controlling forces within the Party did everything in their power to kneecap its own candidates and try to engineer razor-thin margins (it even worked for the House) so as to maintain control over a fractured, loose confederation of a majority. They must be punished. If that means a Dem speaker and the destruction of the GOP, then it is what it is.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 01, 2022 08:38 AM (t0OGg)

188 Dave in Fla.
Trump increased his vote about 11 million from 2016 to 2020. Unprecedented increase and Trump is the only president to receive more votes for reelection than his first one AND LOSE in this century at least.
Posted by: whig


Talk about the math not adding up.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2022 08:38 AM (R3En5)

189 Mitch McConnell: Leadership Wants Lame-Duck Congress to Pass Omnibus Spending Bill
_________

Example #69552548 of why we hate you Mitch

Posted by: Chuck Martel at December 01, 2022 08:38 AM (fs1hN)

190 176 Liberals Are Furious NYC Mayor Wants to Take Dangerous Mentally Ill People Off the Streets

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I just hope they start with the city council.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at December 01, 2022 08:35 AM (FVME7)
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I just hope they start with the liberals.

Posted by: Biden's Dog, who knows no margin bounds at December 01, 2022 08:38 AM (UK1vv)

191 You would be wrong. There are at least 4 phases to the FM story. . . way before the Buckingham-Nicks soap opera. You seem to not even be aware of the Bob Welch and Peter Green eras. All of the phases were great in their own ways. And Buckingham was a PITA but he's a great guitarist and writer.
Posted by: H8 Marxist Rat Bastards & TechRat Elites at December 01, 2022 08:36 AM (8m/Xb)


That is more about Fleetwood Mac than I ever wanted to know.

Don't stop thinking about tomorrow.

Posted by: blaster at December 01, 2022 08:39 AM (pwExq)

192 175. Musk is a visionary, and has guts. Twitter will be a $500 stock in the future. CIA and FBI credibility is so tarnished these days, that they cannot put out a you know what. They would blames immediately.

Every elitist Karen and Melvin in my area drives a Tesla

Posted by: Jonah at December 01, 2022 08:39 AM (Cw0fX)

193
On the negative side for Fleetwood Mac, the Clintons glommed onto "Don't Stop" for the 1992 campaign theme song.

Barfed every time I heard it and still do.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2022 08:39 AM (x0n13)

194 160 As much as we are sliding into a totalitarian society, witnessed by the cultural purges for wrongthink, is there any country on the planet where there is greater freedom? That is a serious question, because I'm thinking hard about exit strategies.

And no, I don't consider any country under the thumb of the EU to be more free.
Posted by: Dave in Fla
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We've had this discussion before and came away wanting.

I had been thinking Chile but it along with most of South America is ablaze. The Europeans are nuts and Indonesia just went solid Muslim.

It may be easier to start our own country.

Well, there's Japan but they only like themselves and Brazilian labor.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 01, 2022 08:40 AM (iEXgF)

195 And I have given up. No voting on a national level will change anything.

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I think voting still holds the keys. But there is one thing that is now baked so deeply into the cake that voting is essentially useless. And we all know what that is: Fraud. Nothing is ever going to change until fraud is eradicated, pulled out by its roots, and the perpetrators thrown into the gallows to rot until their skin falls off the powdered bones of their bodies. YMMV

Posted by: Lady in Black at December 01, 2022 08:40 AM (sVtYq)

196 "Safe spaces" for political discussion? At work? And people wonder why productivity is down...
Posted by: Joe Mannix
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Safe for me, not for thee.

Posted by: Kneejerk pseudo Liberals at December 01, 2022 08:40 AM (+M3be)

197 Nope nope nope. Not playing that game. McCarthy needs to make concessions to the freedom caucus or step aside. They are now asking the right to move left to be more acceptable to GOP leadership. Fuck this game. Hoist the black flag.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at December 01, 2022 08:35 AM (+hI+T)


Yep. Oh, the Freedom Caucus, all 30 of them, must make the concessions to all one of McCarthy? How about McCarthy must make the concessions or its HIS fucking fault there is a Dem Speaker?

Posted by: blaster at December 01, 2022 08:40 AM (pwExq)

198 134 - JROD: 2020 was stolen big time. Trump won a landslide but the vote counters stole it

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at December 01, 2022 08:40 AM (cXU5m)

199
Liberals Are Furious NYC Mayor Wants to Take Dangerous Mentally Ill People Off the Streets

But I was assured the pharmaceutical industry had all of the answers.

'Peace in Our Time'!!!

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 01, 2022 08:41 AM (enJYY)

200 On the negative side for Fleetwood Mac, the Clintons glommed onto "Don't Stop" for the 1992 campaign theme song.

Barfed every time I heard it and still do.

==

Ditto. The Clintons poisoned that song.

Posted by: Lady in Black at December 01, 2022 08:41 AM (sVtYq)

201 This is why I think that even if this nation were to physically split into two halves, there would still never be peace.

🤔 maybe
Let’s give it a try, prepare for the worst and find out
There is nothing to lose

Posted by: Ex-GOP at December 01, 2022 08:41 AM (YTBIQ)

202 Thanks, JJ for your hard work and insights!

OT-I would like to share this story that has nothing to do with politics, because I try to laugh at things everyday:
Yesterday, this man who must be in his sixties stopped by the house. He (Christy) has the most wonderful Irish accent-even though he's been here, he said thirty five years and has bright blue eyes. Nice looking guy .He said (Think of the Irish accent here) "I've been noticing that your driveway needs to be redone. Would you be interested in having an estimate? It would be more expensive in the Spring." Lord knows it needs to be done.
.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2022 08:41 AM (vH/6k)

203 With the arguments brewing over one candidate and the other that hasn’t thrown in his hat in yet, I don’t think everyone here buys into stolen election/overthrown in 2020. I’d be curious just here at AoS how many commenters believe 2020 was stolen and how many believe Trump lost because his popularity waned and quite simply didn’t get enough votes. There is a few of us here that do not see 24’ going our way due to rigging and fraud. Still seems quite a few believe we’ll vote our way out in 24’. Not suggesting giving up, I’m just genuinely curious where people stand? Seems to be separate camps here. Posted by: JROD
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Easy. Trump's popularity was not waning nor was Biden popular in any sort of manner. You would not get the Newsweek celebration of fortifying the election otherwise. Essentially, ballots have become separate from people as the entire urban cheat machine which is now being spread to suburbs in major cities depends on harvesting ballots, information suppression by the media--legacy and social, and chicanery in tabulation of the votes.

Posted by: whig at December 01, 2022 08:42 AM (bDjBG)

204 202-Part 2:

This morning he came back and said, " I see you have gray hair and so do I. Some of your steps have some loose stones. "I think of my mother-God rest her soul"-and then he crossed himself "and said" I'd hate you for your husband to be falling down the steps." Forgive me. I'm just a business man trying to drum up some business before he winter and we could do a good job."I found this hysterical. It was like speaking from someone from "The Quiet Man." I looked up his company and it has good reviews (His people are working next door) but I told him we would have to check our finances on this.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2022 08:42 AM (vH/6k)

205 I think a lot of people don't like the word "stolen" when it comes to elections because it infers there was one act that flipped the outcome. That's not the case.

The left has very shrewdly set up a system of actions that influence, interfere, change, pick your word, the outcomes of elections. We just saw it in Arizona were a number of different actions by the left absolutely changed the outcome of a number of races.

Musk admitted yesterday that Twitter has interfered in elections and he has the data to back it up. The most obvious is silencing the Hunter Biden laptop story which influenced millions of votes but so did censoring conservatives and allowing Democrats to set the narratives. I absolutely believe we represent more than half the people in this country which is why the left needs censorship but we need to change a lot of things to win elections and free speech is at the top of the list.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 01, 2022 08:42 AM (ZLI7S)

206 The Feds VS Musk. A bunch of bores vs the Boer who owns the Boring Company.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at December 01, 2022 08:42 AM (lz5hY)

207 Mitch McConnell: Leadership Wants Lame-Duck Congress to Pass Omnibus Spending Bill

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I don't care how much I pay (Too much, Magic Bus)
I wanna drive my bus to my baby each day (Too much, Magic Bus)
I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it ... (You can't have it!)

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at December 01, 2022 08:42 AM (FVME7)

208 I think William and Kate are terrific. They are loyal to the Monarchy, unlike Harry and Medusa, and are keeping traditions. He will be a popular King someday

Posted by: Jonah at December 01, 2022 08:43 AM (Cw0fX)

209 199
Liberals Are Furious NYC Mayor Wants to Take Dangerous Mentally Ill People Off the Streets

But I was assured the pharmaceutical industry had all of the answers.

'Peace in Our Time'!!!
Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 01, 2022 08:41 AM (enJYY)


The ACLU sued then Governor Reagan and the loony bins in CA were emptied because, freedom or something.

And the libs had the gall to claim Reagan denied them mental health care.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2022 08:43 AM (x0n13)

210 Yesterday, this man who must be in his sixties stopped by the house. He (Christy) has the most wonderful Irish accent-even though he's been here, he said thirty five years and has bright blue eyes. Nice looking guy .He said (Think of the Irish accent here) "I've been noticing that your driveway needs to be redone. Would you be interested in having an estimate? It would be more expensive in the Spring." Lord knows it needs to be done.
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Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2022 08:41 AM (vH/6k)


Sounds like an Irish Gypsy. Actually literally sounds like the guy who did my driveway. Did he say he came from a long line of pavers, that his father and grandfather before him were pavers?

Posted by: blaster at December 01, 2022 08:43 AM (pwExq)

211 208 I think William and Kate are terrific. They are loyal to the Monarchy, unlike Harry and Medusa, and are keeping traditions. He will be a popular King someday
Posted by: Jonah at December 01, 2022 08:43 AM (Cw0fX)


Westminster Abbey will go the way of Hagia Sofia long before then, I'm afraid. But I do like them.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2022 08:44 AM (x0n13)

212 Liberals Are Furious NYC Mayor Wants to Take Dangerous Mentally Ill People Off the Streets

But I was assured the pharmaceutical industry had all of the answers.

'Peace in Our Time'!!!
Posted by: Divide by Zero


They do. Thorazine is king. But you have to physically force them to take it.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2022 08:44 AM (R3En5)

213 Marxists are stupid to go after Musk. If they push Elon too far, he will do a 2020 in reverse on the Dem Candiates in 2024

Posted by: Jonah at December 01, 2022 08:45 AM (Cw0fX)

214 >>> “No, lady, I am of African heritage, Caribbean descent and British nationality,” Fulani said she shot back.||
Posted by: andycanuck
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Help me here, I don't understand the context of the conversation and this last sentence is particularly unhelpful.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 01, 2022 08:45 AM (iEXgF)

215 Greetings, daywalkers. Howdy, JJ. Happy New Month.

The sun struggles to rise, just as I did - although the whining doggy was a big assist in my getting going. As usual on our walk, we spooked up a few deer. Daisy dog is one strong critter when she wants to chase something. Keeping her leash is a great morning exercise program for me!

The Report is before me. The coffee's beside me.

Let's make December great.

Posted by: mindful webworker - waiting for the sun at December 01, 2022 08:45 AM (zmGDy)

216
OT-I would like to share this story that has nothing to do with politics, because I try to laugh at things everyday:
Yesterday, this man who must be in his sixties stopped by the house. He (Christy) has the most wonderful Irish accent-even though he's been here, he said thirty five years and has bright blue eyes. Nice looking guy .He said (Think of the Irish accent here) "I've been noticing that your driveway needs to be redone. Would you be interested in having an estimate? It would be more expensive in the Spring." Lord knows it needs to be done.
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Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2022 08:41 AM (vH/6k)
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I hope his last name isn't Kinahan.

Posted by: Biden's Dog, who knows no margin bounds at December 01, 2022 08:45 AM (UK1vv)

217 193 JJ, was that the song that Clinton played on that damn saxophone?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 01, 2022 08:45 AM (MVYuJ)

218 Biden’s HHS Secretary has now confirmed that the Biden [junta] is using taxpayer dollars to push young children to have sex change operations and take dangerous chemicals that do permanent damage to their bodies.

And the FBI investigates anyone who objects.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 01, 2022 08:46 AM (cEswE)

219 Yesterday, this man who must be in his sixties stopped by the house. He (Christy) has the most wonderful Irish accent-even though he's been here, he said thirty five years and has bright blue eyes. Nice looking guy .He said (Think of the Irish accent here) "I've been noticing that your driveway needs to be redone. Would you be interested in having an estimate? It would be more expensive in the Spring." Lord knows it needs to be done.
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Posted by: FenelonSpoke


Yeah. No. If it needs to be done, I'll gladly search out reputable businesses.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2022 08:46 AM (R3En5)

220 211. Yes JJ. And the Tories will get landslided in 2024, and Labour will be looking for blood, including the Royalty

Posted by: Jonah at December 01, 2022 08:46 AM (Cw0fX)

221 Yesterday, this man who must be in his sixties stopped by the house. He (Christy) has the most wonderful Irish accent-even though he's been here, he said thirty five years and has bright blue eyes. Nice looking guy .He said (Think of the Irish accent here) "I've been noticing that your driveway needs to be redone. Would you be interested in having an estimate? It would be more expensive in the Spring." Lord knows it needs to be done.
.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke




That reminds me of the Irishman who emigrated to the US. He said that he was told that the streets were paved with gold. When he got here, he realized that not only were they not paved with gold, they weren't paved at all, and he was expected to pave them.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at December 01, 2022 08:46 AM (lTGtQ)

222 212 Thorazine is king.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2022 08:44 AM (R3En5)


*sound of Jeff Lynne writing follow-up tune to one of ELO's last hits. . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2022 08:46 AM (x0n13)

223 "Honestly, I thought this video was a parody."
Trans Barista WEEPS When Asked to Work an Eight-Hour Shift



i guess the 60 hour work week, plus the full 15 credit hours of undergraduate STEM course work i went through to secure a future for my family are just right the fook out for this pretend vagina fagot.

Posted by: BifBewalski at December 01, 2022 08:47 AM (3CCua)

224 217 193 JJ, was that the song that Clinton played on that damn saxophone?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 01, 2022 08:45 AM (MVYuJ)


I don't remember what tune he played on the sax. I thought it was some old doo-wop tune? Meh.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2022 08:47 AM (x0n13)

225 Posted by: blaster at December 01, 2022 08:43 AM (pwExq)

No; he didn't say that, but he's coming back later. Maybe I can ask him. I sort of admire his persistance and I have a feeling he's actually a legal citizen.

If we do get this done I think I will ask him to our Christmas Eve service. He's obviously RC, but what the heck?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2022 08:47 AM (vH/6k)

226 [And as one wag here has previously pointed out, that's also true of psychopaths. But still ...]
Posted by: ShainS

There is something called the dark triad of personality traits that sociopaths and psychopaths share. "People with these traits tend to be callous and manipulative, willing to do or say practically anything to get their way. They have an inflated view of themselves and are often shameless about self-promotion. These individuals are likely to be impulsive and may engage in dangerous behavior—in some cases, even committing crimes—without any regard for how their actions affect others." from Psychology Today.

Posted by: whig at December 01, 2022 08:47 AM (bDjBG)

227 Imagine the women of this law firm watching LA Law.

Posted by: blaster at December 01, 2022 08:35 AM (pwExq)

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They'd be confused as to why Benny the Retarded Janitor hadn't already been made partner in the name of equity -- despite have three strikes against him as a Jewish white male.

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at December 01, 2022 08:48 AM (K3TEc)

228 Think of the Irish accent here) "I've been noticing that your driveway needs to be redone. Would you be interested in having an estimate? It would be more expensive in the Spring.

Yeah probably one of the many Irish 'travelling people'
he may do a fine job or may just coat your driveway with some used motor oil.

https://tinyurl.com/2lvpdoso

Posted by: McCool at December 01, 2022 08:48 AM (BqBIh)

229 187 Better a Dem speaker than continuation of establishment GOP rule. Will failing to elect a speaker due to infighting and then getting a Dem speaker despite being the majority party destroy the GOP? It might, yes. So be it.

What you said. Ending GOPE is a compelling reason to vote against McCarthy

Posted by: Ex-GOP at December 01, 2022 08:48 AM (YTBIQ)

230 “No, lady, I am of African heritage, Caribbean descent and British nationality,” Fulani said she shot back.||
Posted by: andycanuck
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Help me here, I don't understand the context of the conversation and this last sentence is particularly unhelpful.

Posted by: Braenyard


The old, white broad kept trying to insinuate that she was an immigrant. Not a natural born subject.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2022 08:48 AM (R3En5)

231 @188

>>Talk about the math not adding up.

Talk about the math not adding up, GOP candidates received about 6 million more votes than Donks, the GOP improved with all POC groups and all demos overall except young white women, and apparently the black vote fell by 20 pct in 2022 which is a majority Donk voting block and yet what should have been a massive red wave turned into a weak pee stream that barley got us the house and if we're lucky in Ga, will get us an evenly divided senate.

Nobody can square that circle because it's to square.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 01, 2022 08:48 AM (oJb1g)

232 I have said it here for two plus years. No one is challenging Joe and Kamala. Forget it. There will be no big Democrat Primary Battle. That lazy bitch ain't running for anything except more cash.

It's all fantasy, like the 270-270 EV tie scenario we always hear about, or the "electors will refuse to seat the president" stories, or any number of others.

They want the chaos and challenges all on the one side while they sail their dopey D puppets to inevitable "reelection".

Posted by: ... at December 01, 2022 08:48 AM (zrtGm)

233 Every time a Republican uses some rock song, the artists come out and denounce it. Meanwhile, I bet a Democrat could use a song without any permission from even the publishers, and the same artists would be fine because it’s their side.

Posted by: His name is Neo, he stops bullets with his hand at December 01, 2022 08:48 AM (7kSOl)

234 Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2022 08:46 AM (R3En5)

It is a reputable business. They have a truck with their name and I looked it up. I think this sort of work does need to be done before the winter.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2022 08:49 AM (vH/6k)

235 Mitch McConnell: Leadership Wants Lame-Duck Congress to Pass Omnibus Spending Bill
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Leadership?

He's talking about the Democrats. It's who he follows. Old age can't creep on McConnell fast enough IYKWIM.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 01, 2022 08:49 AM (Q4IgG)

236 Are these Catholic Bishops the East Coast, only in it for the $$$ too.

How can they give mass to politico's that support Infantacide and sex change's for 10 year olds?

Jesus Christ, we live in Babylon

Posted by: Jonah at December 01, 2022 08:49 AM (Cw0fX)

237 · November 30
Former President Bill Clinton tests positive for COVID-19, says he's "grateful to be vaccinated and boosted"

@TheInsiderPaper · 14m
NEW: Bill Clinton tests positive for Covid, says symptoms ‘mild’

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 01, 2022 08:49 AM (Vwz3I)

238 d (Think of the Irish accent here) "I've been noticing that your driveway needs to be redone. Would you be interested in having an estimate?

*******

Likely a Traveler. Common scheme, repaving or tarring driveways, or roofs. (?rooves?)
Work performed ≠ Work promised

Posted by: Muldoon at December 01, 2022 08:49 AM (ykeLU)

239 Doesn't the US consume like 90% of the worlds supply of mind altering drugs already? Maybe it's time to try something different.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 01, 2022 08:49 AM (AXxfu)

240 191 You would be wrong. There are at least 4 phases to the FM story. . . way before the Buckingham-Nicks soap opera. You seem to not even be aware of the Bob Welch and Peter Green eras. All of the phases were great in their own ways. And Buckingham was a PITA but he's a great guitarist and writer.
Posted by: H8 Marxist Rat Bastards & TechRat Elites at December 01, 2022 08:36 AM (8m/Xb)

That is more about Fleetwood Mac than I ever wanted to know.

Don't stop thinking about tomorrow.

Posted by: blaster at December 01, 2022 08:39 AM (pwExq)

****&*****
I can accept that. Earlier Fleetwood Mac is an acquired taste. But delicious.

Posted by: H8 Marxist Rat Bastards & TechRat Elites at December 01, 2022 08:50 AM (8m/Xb)

241 "The criticism towards Disney resurfaced over the weekend when its new movie Strange World bombed, adding more financial troubles for the Mouse."

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I saw an ad on TV last night for a new, gay romantic comedy with some cutesy name that I've repressed.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at December 01, 2022 08:50 AM (FVME7)

242 233 Every time a Republican uses some rock song, the artists come out and denounce it. Meanwhile, I bet a Democrat could use a song without any permission from even the publishers, and the same artists would be fine because it’s their side.
Posted by: His name is Neo, he stops bullets with his hand at December 01, 2022 08:48 AM (7kSOl)


Chrissie Hynde and Rush Limabugh saga re: "Ohio." I give her credit for that at least.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2022 08:50 AM (x0n13)

243 Posted by: McCool at December 01, 2022 08:48 AM (BqBIh)

Well, they seem to be doing a good job next door and he gave me about three business flyers.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2022 08:50 AM (vH/6k)

244 ----------------------------------
Easy. Trump's popularity was not waning nor was Biden popular in any sort of manner. You would not get the Newsweek celebration of fortifying the election otherwise. Essentially, ballots have become separate from people as the entire urban cheat machine which is now being spread to suburbs in major cities depends on harvesting ballots, information suppression by the media--legacy and social, and chicanery in tabulation of the votes.
Posted by: whig
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Local remedial action Italian style would help fix this problem.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 01, 2022 08:50 AM (iEXgF)

245
Limbaugh. Not Limabugh.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2022 08:50 AM (x0n13)

246 Posted by: Thomas Paine at December 01, 2022 08:46 AM (lTGtQ)

I like that story. Maybe I'll tell it to him.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2022 08:51 AM (vH/6k)

247 On this morning's walk, I happened to be at near the railroad track when this very long train came by. What was different this time is that I could not recall hearing the train whistle, which I can always hear at least three miles to the West and again a quarter mile west, and the horn a half mile east and again (depending on time of the day) further east.

Which got me wondering, particularly in light of the American Eagle flight where the pilot vapor-locked in flight and the co-pilot had to return to Chicago. What happens if the locomotive engineer suddenly panicked from all of the disinformation from the Pure Bloods about the totally safe and effective vaxx against Covid and died while the train is traveling along at over 50mph?

Posted by: Reuben Hick at December 01, 2022 08:51 AM (3hSHB)

248 Talk about the math not adding up.
Posted by: rickb223
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Biden getting more black votes than Obama. [While Trump got the best black vote GOP percentage since '64 or '60.]

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 01, 2022 08:51 AM (Vwz3I)

249 The bishop of Pittsburgh is a doucherocket in a funny hat. He'd bless the swat team before the no-knock raid of your house.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 01, 2022 08:52 AM (ZjNUF)

250 JJS: It was “My City Was Gone.”

Posted by: His name is Neo, he stops bullets with his hand at December 01, 2022 08:52 AM (7kSOl)

251 and yet what should have been a massive red wave turned into a weak pee stream that barley got us the house and if we're lucky in Ga, will get us an evenly divided senate.

In states that cleaned their voting process there was a red wave.

In races the R was expected to win easily they did.

In races the R was way behind they almost all beat expectations by a significant margin - Schumer's normal 40 point win was...10 this time.

But in the close races in states that did not clean their voting process there was a completely unexpected "blue surge".

The only rational explanation for this is fraud.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 01, 2022 08:52 AM (ESjRY)

252 Limbaugh. Not Limabugh.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2022 08:50 AM (x0n13)

I believe Limabugh is a type of capicola.

Posted by: ... at December 01, 2022 08:52 AM (zrtGm)

253 229. Freedom Caucus will not dump McCarthy. 5 of the top commitees have been appointed by Kevin to top Freedom Caucus members. A'int gonna happen

Posted by: Jonah at December 01, 2022 08:52 AM (Cw0fX)

254 I looked up his company and it has good reviews (His people are working next door) but I told him we would have to check our finances on this.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2022 08:42 AM (vH/6k)


Fen, I will bet that the website with the reviews is fake. And it will be gone as soon as he and his crew have moved on.

I don't know what I think about the work on my driveway - the driveway itself is well covered with asphalt. But they did not do the work they said they would, and forget any warranty work - they are gone now. They said they would show up with laser levels and do a bunch of prep work etc and so on and they did not - they just packed a lot of asphalt on the old driveway.

They charged me a reasonable price for this area, but there is a lot of sketchiness involved. Like in order to pay with a card he had me pay some portion to a jewelry shop in NYC - a gift for his wife on their anniversary he said.

The Irish Gypsies have a reputation for showing up, doing shoddy work, and disappearing. In retrospect, I think I should have had a local company do the work but it is what it is now.

Posted by: blaster at December 01, 2022 08:52 AM (pwExq)

255 Posted by: blaster at December 01, 2022 08:43 AM (pwExq)

And did the guy who did your driveway do a good job?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2022 08:53 AM (vH/6k)

256 JJS: And it’s not Limbaugh. It’s “Lambauld.” At least according to Al Sharpton.

Posted by: His name is Neo, he stops bullets with his hand at December 01, 2022 08:53 AM (7kSOl)

257

Making money online is more than $15k just by doing simple work from home. I received $18376 last month. It's an easy and simple job to do and its earnings are much better than regular office jobs and even a little child can do this and earn money. Everybody must try this job by just use the info on this page..... www.worksful.com

Posted by: Heather Smith at December 01, 2022 08:53 AM (7a3XH)

258 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 01, 2022 08:53 AM (Zz0t1)

259 221 Yesterday, this man who must be in his sixties stopped by the house. He (Christy) has the most wonderful Irish accent-even though he's been here, he said thirty five years and has bright blue eyes. Nice looking guy .He said (Think of the Irish accent here) "I've been noticing that your driveway needs to be redone. Would you be interested in having an estimate? It would be more expensive in the Spring." Lord knows it needs to be done.
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Posted by: FenelonSpoke
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Be aware there is a nomadic Celtic based community called the Travelers that are essentially con-men posing as contractors. They basically hit a community, often but not always after natural disasters, and try to sell items like driveway, roof, or other repairs which then are done with substandard materials, outright fraud (putting oil instead of driveway sealant on asphalt driveways), and will often complete half the work and then demand much more to complete it or even demand payment for work not done.

They don't have business licenses in your state and any websites, etc. are usually fraudulent designed to attract those who are looking for a 'bargain' in home repairs. Caveat Emptor.

Posted by: whig at December 01, 2022 08:53 AM (bDjBG)

260 Well, they seem to be doing a good job next door and he gave me about three business flyers.

Well if they're doing the job next door and your neighbor is happy, probably legit then.

Posted by: McCool at December 01, 2022 08:53 AM (BqBIh)

261 251. Spot on, Well said

Posted by: Jonah at December 01, 2022 08:53 AM (Cw0fX)

262 Rush Limbaugh was the best thing to ever happen to Chrissy Hynde

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at December 01, 2022 08:53 AM (flINI)

263 232 I have said it here for two plus years. No one is challenging Joe and Kamala. Forget it. There will be no big Democrat Primary Battle. That lazy bitch ain't running for anything except more cash.
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Posted by: ...
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Doesn't matter who the Dems run. They win one of two ways; by cheating, or the Republicans shooting themselves in the foot.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 01, 2022 08:53 AM (iEXgF)

264 I believe Limabugh is a type of capicola.
Posted by: ...

cues more Tom Nichols jokes

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 01, 2022 08:54 AM (ZjNUF)

265 Heather Smith does Butt stuff

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at December 01, 2022 08:54 AM (flINI)

266 It is a local company.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2022 08:55 AM (vH/6k)

267 Republicans have announced they have formed a committee to begin assembling a team of consultants to look into voting irregularities. They expect to have answers by 2026 at the latest.

And when that report comes out, watch out. No wrongdoer will be safe from the accountability of the iron hand of Republican Committee Justice.

Those 2027 hearings are gonna be lit AF.

Posted by: ... at December 01, 2022 08:55 AM (zrtGm)

268 I went to school with a Heather Smith. She was a filthy whore.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 01, 2022 08:55 AM (ZjNUF)

269 To clarify JJS’ post about Chrissie Hynde, Rush’s intro music was the opening to “My City Was Gone” by The Pretenders, and Hynde was the exception that proved the rule, because she was the one lefty rock artist who had no problem with someone on the right using her music. (Even though based on other things she’s said in different contexts, she appears to loathe conservatives and Republicans with every fiber of her being.)

Posted by: His name is Neo, he stops bullets with his hand at December 01, 2022 08:56 AM (7kSOl)

270 JJ, was that the song that Clinton played on that damn saxophone?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 01, 2022 08:45 AM (MVYuJ)

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MTV helped destroy at least two generations (and was the bleeding edge of sexualizing children), while The Clintons were my first realization that America was toast and had become a profoundly unserious nation. To wit:

"Mr. President, all the world’s dying to know ... Is it boxers or briefs?"

And the original narcissistic infant POTUS deigned to actually answer the question ...

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at December 01, 2022 08:56 AM (K3TEc)

271 205

Exactly. IOW purloined, pilfered, stolen.

Posted by: Ziba at December 01, 2022 08:56 AM (4h9M3)

272 What happens if the locomotive engineer suddenly panicked from all of the disinformation from the Pure Bloods about the totally safe and effective vaxx against Covid and died while the train is traveling along at over 50mph?

*******

It's okay. All engineers are accompanied by a monkey (who would sit on a stool)

The. monkey's got the locomotive under control!

Posted by: Muldoon at December 01, 2022 08:56 AM (ykeLU)

273 My bud is in Philly this week. Says it's amazing how broken those people are.

Was sitting at a bar last night and made a comment about the bias in the news program on one TV. A guy overheard his conversation and injected himself into it. He asked the guy "If you can show me real numbers that prove it's a GOOD thing to pay $5 a gallon for milk and how it DOESN'T correlate to the explosion of tent cities, I'll shut up."

The guy immediately went to abortion for some reason. "I'm not talking about morality. I'm talking about actual everyday survival in society."

The guy paid his tab and walked out.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 01, 2022 08:57 AM (Zz0t1)

274 Better a Dem speaker than continuation of establishment GOP rule. Will failing to elect a speaker due to infighting and then getting a Dem speaker despite being the majority party destroy the GOP? It might, yes. So be it.
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My preference was to win elections then reform the Republican Party.

But if option 2 is to burn it to the ground, then rebuild from the ashes, then that is acceptable to me.

We will be having this conversation a lot over the next two years as the GOP self-immolates in their obsession to destroy Trump.

Posted by: Dave in Fla (there is no path to 270) at December 01, 2022 08:57 AM (5p7BC)

275 Fenelon, I added a bit more. Traveller communities exist in NY State and South Carolina (perhaps some other places but those communities I am aware of). In NJ, I am pretty sure that you have contractor license boards, business license requirements, and even solicitation registration. Make sure those exist plus verify workman's compensation coverage plus get estimates from reliable contractors in the area who have been in business for years. For heaven's sake, do not sign any contract nor make any agreement verbally with individuals showing up suddenly offering to 'fix' things.

Posted by: whig at December 01, 2022 08:58 AM (bDjBG)

276 To clarify JJS’ post about Chrissie Hynde, Rush’s intro music was the opening to “My City Was Gone” by The Pretenders, and Hynde was the exception that proved the rule, because she was the one lefty rock artist who had no problem with someone on the right using her music. (Even though based on other things she’s said in different contexts, she appears to loathe conservatives and Republicans with every fiber of her being.)

Posted by: His name is Neo, he stops bullets with his hand at December 01, 2022 08:56 AM (7kSOl)

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As I recall, and to her credit, Hynde said that both of her parents listened to & loved El Rushbo.

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at December 01, 2022 08:58 AM (K3TEc)

277 Lambada: The Forbidden Talk Show Host

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at December 01, 2022 08:58 AM (FVME7)

278 Freedom Caucus will not dump McCarthy. 5 of the top commitees have been appointed by Kevin to top Freedom Caucus members. A'int gonna happen
Posted by: Jonah

His sop to get their vote before he cuts them off at the knees. He has a long way to go to prove to me that he isn't a rotten cocksucking bastard.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at December 01, 2022 08:58 AM (+hI+T)

279 We periodically get a couple of dudes in a van with "extra meat" they claim wasn't need by... whomever. They even have a splashy flyer with very fine looking steaks on it. But what's in the van isn't what's on the flyer.

I'll pass.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 01, 2022 08:58 AM (Q4IgG)

280 “Lady! I’m a British national, my parents came here in the ’50s when...,” Fulani said she replied, before Hussey interjected, “Oh, I knew we’d get there in the end, you’re Caribbean.”

While thinking all the time, "Oh you're a wog."

I wonder if Fulani's family came over on the Windrush.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 01, 2022 08:58 AM (AW0uW)

281 NEW: Bill Clinton tests positive for Covid, says symptoms ‘mild’

Unlike his syphllis symptoms. Dude's looked like Dorian Gray's portrait for a decade or more.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at December 01, 2022 08:58 AM (KFhLj)

282 Exactly. IOW purloined, pilfered, stolen.
Posted by: Ziba


Nicked, looted, peculated, defalcated.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2022 08:59 AM (R3En5)

283 The Travelers tried to target an elderly homeowner across the street for 'driveway' repairs and I helped him fend them off.

Posted by: whig at December 01, 2022 08:59 AM (bDjBG)

284 The guy immediately went to abortion for some reason. "I'm not talking about morality. I'm talking about actual everyday survival in society."

When you are rawdogging a bunch of drug zombiettes you don't want to have to pay a bunch of child support.

Come on man...think!

Posted by: The guy in Philly at December 01, 2022 08:59 AM (ESjRY)

285 First of all - it's hardly an "existential blow" to narrative control. It's a place where a small percentage of people can speak a little more freely than in the rest of our Jacobin society. The entire rest of the media remains, and will remain, a tightly controlled Uniparty plaything.

Moreover, it only protects you on Twitter itself... Your next door commissar and your workplace commissar have not lost their bottomless appetite for dominance and sadism, and they'll be watching it more keenly than ever for signs of dangerous ideological heterodoxy.

It's a good thing and a nice development, but let's not start something something just yet.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 01, 2022 09:00 AM (oINRc)

286 Republicans have also put everyone on alert that they will be investigating voting irregularities on BOTH sides, to avoid the appearance of impropriety. They are interested in the vaunted integrity of Our Democratic Process, not cheap political theater. Also impeachment is off the table.

Posted by: ... at December 01, 2022 09:00 AM (zrtGm)

287 Posted by: whig at December 01, 2022 08:58 AM (bDjBG)

He has a license number on his card, but I will check those things. Thx Apparently you can't do this work in the winter. It's too cold.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2022 09:00 AM (vH/6k)

288 Help me here, I don't understand the context of the conversation and this last sentence is particularly unhelpful.
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An old white lady who is a Royal Aide asked a black woman at a charity event 'where she was from?' 'where her people were from?' that the woman took offence at rather than saying 'I'm British and my family is from the Caribbean', as an icebreaker leading to a nice conversation.

The Royal Aide was forced to quit and the MFM is trying to make it an issue for Will & Kate during their Boston visit.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 01, 2022 09:00 AM (Vwz3I)

289 I like limabughs. Especially in succotash.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 01, 2022 09:00 AM (MVYuJ)

290 We will be having this conversation a lot over the next two years as the GOP self-immolates in their obsession to destroy Trump.
Posted by: Dave in Fla (there is no path to 270) at December 01, 2022 08:57 AM (5p7BC)

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The repukes only, maybe, win with Trump. Anyone else will lose.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at December 01, 2022 09:00 AM (flINI)

291 He said (Think of the Irish accent here) "I've been noticing that your driveway needs to be redone. Would you be interested in having an estimate? It would be more expensive in the Spring." Lord knows it needs to be done.

Don't do it, Fen! That sounds like a classic Traveller scam.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 01, 2022 09:00 AM (AW0uW)

292 278. I respect that Cat. He put Jordan at Judiciary, and a real conservative at Oversight. McHenry at Budget. A good start, but I agree he has to perform

Posted by: Jonah at December 01, 2022 09:01 AM (Cw0fX)

293 "Skynyrd. . ."

Now wait just a galdurn minite.

Posted by: fd at December 01, 2022 09:01 AM (ArbhN)

294 277 Lambada: The Forbidden Talk Show Host

Oh goody, I get to bring up how 80s movie schlockmeisters Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus had a falling-out, produced two competing Lambada movies, and they both bombed.

Posted by: His name is Neo, he stops bullets with his hand at December 01, 2022 09:01 AM (7kSOl)

295 And did the guy who did your driveway do a good job?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2022 08:53 AM (vH/6k)


This is the part I am conflicted about. My driveway is well paved, as near as I can tell. The way they did it was by piling a LOT of asphalt on the old driveway, and they didn't prep by removing the old crumbling pavement the way they said they would. It's only been a couple of years so it has held up so far. What will it be like in 5 years? I don't know, but also, I will not be living here. It was not just coated with oil - there is a lot of new asphalt there. They rolled with a steamroller and there was no oh we can only finish when you pay hijinks.

BUT - the website for their business was fake, and it disappeared soon after they left - and they listed a local address - which was not their business.

Posted by: blaster at December 01, 2022 09:01 AM (pwExq)

296 As long as Bill Clinton "has mild symptoms and is grateful he got his vaccine", I can sleep at night.

Posted by: ... at December 01, 2022 09:01 AM (zrtGm)

297 My bud is in Philly this week. Says it's amazing how broken those people are.

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Thug casually murders parking cop in broad daylight. With video!

https://bit.ly/3OYGqT2

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at December 01, 2022 09:01 AM (FVME7)

298 September 21, 2021:

After the state recently cross-checked more than 673,000 voter applicants’ profiles with the Social Security Administration, it found that 393,017, or 58 percent, of credentials did not have matching records with the SSA, according to the Gateway Pundit.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 01, 2022 09:01 AM (BRHaw)

299 We periodically get a couple of dudes in a van with "extra meat" they claim wasn't need by... whomever. They even have a splashy flyer with very fine looking steaks on it. But what's in the van isn't what's on the flyer.

I'll pass.
Posted by: Martini Farmer


We don't get them here in the new hood.
Then again, having 12 "on the hoof" out back...

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2022 09:02 AM (R3En5)

300 All this talk of unreasonable taxes, disgusting anti-subject hate speech!

Posted by: General Thomas Gage at December 01, 2022 09:02 AM (vOiUd)

301 Sara, sung by Nicks, is their only great song.
Posted by: Jonah at December 01, 2022 08:19 AM (Cw0fX)

Tusk is my favorite.

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 01, 2022 09:02 AM (nXhwP)

302 Republicans have announced they have formed a committee to begin assembling a team of consultants to look into voting irregularities. They expect to have answers by 2026 at the latest.

And when that report comes out, watch out. No wrongdoer will be safe from the accountability of the iron hand of Republican Committee Justice.

Those 2027 hearings are gonna be lit AF
Posted by: ... at December 01, 2022 08:55 AM (zrtGm)

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Lindsey Graham has already pre-booked three weeks of nightly appearances on Hannity!

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at December 01, 2022 09:02 AM (K3TEc)

303 it all starts with dumping McDaniel. Vote only on election day dimwit. No tech

Posted by: Jonah at December 01, 2022 09:02 AM (Cw0fX)

304 Pfizer Inc. @pfizer
Nov 29
Official
Wouldn't it be great if a few internet searches could land you a PhD? Thank goodness for real scientists


Wouldn't it be great is PhDs didn't use their academic credentials as a shield when gaslighting the public to manipulate them into a mass hysteria social experiment and authoritarian control?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at December 01, 2022 09:03 AM (+hI+T)

305 So much for heavy rain by 3 am. It's 6 and barely coming down.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 01, 2022 09:03 AM (KAi1n)

306 What does it matter who's in charge of budget when the House doesn't do those anymore?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at December 01, 2022 09:03 AM (KFhLj)

307 Oh goody, I get to bring up how 80s movie schlockmeisters Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus had a falling-out, produced two competing Lambada movies, and they both bombed.
Posted by: His name is Neo, he stops bullets with his hand

Well, that dance is forbidden.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at December 01, 2022 09:03 AM (FVME7)

308 Which got me wondering, particularly in light of the American Eagle flight where the pilot vapor-locked in flight and the co-pilot had to return to Chicago. What happens if the locomotive engineer suddenly panicked from all of the disinformation from the Pure Bloods about the totally safe and effective vaxx against Covid and died while the train is traveling along at over 50mph?
Posted by: Reuben Hick

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Diesel locomotives used to require the engineer to keep the foot on a pedal like a car accelerator or friction will cause the train to stop naturally. I am sure that there are now all sorts of deadman switches plus trains now have gps monitoring, etc. in a network. Not sure about any possibility for remote control by those data links either.

Posted by: whig at December 01, 2022 09:03 AM (bDjBG)

309 Rush said when relating the initial kerfluffle with Hynde and the use of My City is Gone, that she was completely against his use of the song until Rushs lawyers presented her with the royalty check and future continuing payment numbers and she changed her mind.

Posted by: Jen the original at December 01, 2022 09:04 AM (usT8p)

310 Lord knows it needs to be done.
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Posted by: FenelonSpoke
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Strongly advise that you obtain a couple of quotes from local pavers. Unsolicited offers are often from fly-by-night, substandard operators.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 01, 2022 09:04 AM (Ym2uE)

311 A pretty woman with an Irish accent is my kryptonite. And if she's a redhead forget it.

If Karen Gillan had an Irish accent instead of a Scottish one I would probably be dead by now.

Posted by: ... at December 01, 2022 09:04 AM (zrtGm)

312 Limabugh
--------------
Peruvia's favourite radio host.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 01, 2022 09:04 AM (Vwz3I)

313 Not suggesting giving up, I’m just genuinely curious where people stand? Seems to be separate camps here.
Posted by: JROD


With no path to 270 and the House all gerrymandered into safe districts, federal elections are purely vanity votes and optional. I will not waste any time or money on any of those.

The real action is local, the more local, the more it is personal. The mayor, city council, county managers and sheriff can make your life far more worse than any federal bureaucrat. In many blue cities, pulling permits is required for many trivial things, and they directly effect if criminals are in the streets and whether you have any ability to defend yourself.

School taxes are the largest component of property taxes, and the schools have demonstrated that there is never enough money to satiate their endless desires as year after year their product quality plummets into oblivion.

Time and effort should be focused on getting better schools and counties.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at December 01, 2022 09:04 AM (3hSHB)

314 297. 10 soccer moms could get killed in Philly in broad daylight, and the Karens in that area would still vote Dem, due to Abortion.

Inflation and crime don't matter.

Posted by: Jonah at December 01, 2022 09:04 AM (Cw0fX)

315 I saw an ad on TV last night for a new, gay romantic comedy with some cutesy name that I've repressed.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at December 01, 2022 08:50 AM (FVME7)

Spoiler Alert
, I presume. I hope that piece of shit dies the death of a thousand dogs.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 01, 2022 09:05 AM (AW0uW)

316 302 Lindsey Graham has already pre-booked three weeks of nightly appearances on Hannity!
Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at December 01, 2022 09:02 AM (K3TEc)

And they will all be re-enactments of the “top men” scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Posted by: His name is Neo, he stops bullets with his hand at December 01, 2022 09:05 AM (7kSOl)

317 OTOH I did get some large stumps removed by some dudes randomly driving around my neighborhood and I am talking dirt cheap. They did a great job.

Posted by: ... at December 01, 2022 09:05 AM (zrtGm)

318 Wouldn't it be great if a few internet searches could land you a PhD? Thank goodness for real scientists


Wouldn't it be great if a globo mega corp could be bankrupted for releasing a product on the public without testing it first?

Posted by: 18-1 at December 01, 2022 09:05 AM (ESjRY)

319 Wouldn't it be great if a few internet searches could land you a PhD? Thank goodness for real scientists

Funny, I don't recollect Pfizer having much respect for PhDs back when I was defending it in products suits and plaintiffs' lawyers always had some full-of-shit PhD willing to testify that Pfizer's drugs were the worst thing since Hitler.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at December 01, 2022 09:06 AM (KFhLj)

320 Tick tock, people. Tick tock.

Posted by: ... at December 01, 2022 09:06 AM (zrtGm)

321 Fuco GA

Irregularities in the Recount that lead to the addition of 16,382 votes to the “Batches Loaded Report” (BLR) of December 3, 2020 to the ‘certified result’ on December 4, which included 3,125 duplicate ballots and 17,852 votes of unknown provenance,.

Additional tabulator results from unreported and unidentifiable tabulators that accounted for 20,713 votes in the November 3rd totals.

So at least 56,000 votes (either electronic or paper) just appeared from unknown machines or unknown ballot drops.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 01, 2022 09:07 AM (BRHaw)

322 I am sure that there are now all sorts of deadman switches plus trains now have gps monitoring, etc. in a network. Not sure about any possibility for remote control by those data links either.
Posted by: whig at December 01, 2022 09:03 AM (bDjBG)

Yeah, no. Remember the train that crashed in Philadelphia I think a few years ago, the engineer was driving it 100 mph+ in a section not designed for that?

The data pipes for the railroads are fractional T-1s. It's not a lot of bandwidth.

Posted by: blaster at December 01, 2022 09:07 AM (pwExq)

323 314 297. 10 soccer moms could get killed in Philly in broad daylight, and the Karens in that area would still vote Dem, due to Abortion.

Inflation and crime don't matter.
Posted by: Jonah at December 01, 2022 09:04 AM (Cw0fX)

Karens do seem to love killin the black chillrens!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 01, 2022 09:08 AM (BRHaw)

324 All this talk of unreasonable taxes, disgusting anti-subject hate speech!
Posted by: General Thomas Gage
------

Those opposed to taxation without representation are Insurrectionists !

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 01, 2022 09:08 AM (Ym2uE)

325 Exactly. IOW purloined, pilfered, stolen.
Posted by: Ziba

Nicked, looted, peculated, defalcated.
Posted by: rickb223

Apple employees move customers to help thugs loot.

https://bit.ly/3gUeMtO

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at December 01, 2022 09:08 AM (FVME7)

326
Step 1: Make searches on the internet intentionally useless
Step 2: Mock people for not being to obtain knowledge through searching the internet
Step 3: ????

By the way there is nothing in the world more overrated and self-inflated than a PhD.

Posted by: ... at December 01, 2022 09:08 AM (zrtGm)

327 311. The South Side Chicago St Patty's day parade, would drive you crazy with smokin' redheads

Posted by: Jonah at December 01, 2022 09:08 AM (Cw0fX)

328 317 OTOH I did get some large stumps removed by some dudes randomly driving around my neighborhood and I am talking dirt cheap. They did a great job.
----------------
Free Stumps!

Posted by: Puddinhead at December 01, 2022 09:09 AM (Fbj1q)

329 >>So at least 56,000 votes (either electronic or paper) just appeared from unknown machines or unknown ballot drops.


Suitcases stowed under covered tables within the vote counting area, IIRC.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 01, 2022 09:09 AM (I/doM)

330 To clarify JJS’ post about Chrissie Hynde, Rush’s intro music was the opening to “My City Was Gone” by The Pretenders, and Hynde was the exception that proved the rule, because she was the one lefty rock artist who had no problem with someone on the right using her music. (Even though based on other things she’s said in different contexts, she appears to loathe conservatives and Republicans with every fiber of her being.)

Immediately after 9/11, Hynde screamed during a concert, "We deserve it! Hit us again!"

She can DIAF.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 01, 2022 09:09 AM (AW0uW)

331 NY Times Claims Balenciaga Pedo Scandal is QAnon Conspiracy Theory

In all our proposed definitions of "gaslighting" yesterday, did anyone just say "whatever the NY Times prints"?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 01, 2022 09:10 AM (Z3/eF)

332 By the way there is nothing in the world more overrated and self-inflated than a PhD.
Posted by: ... at December 01, 2022 09:08 AM (zrtGm)

***

Piled
high and
Deep

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at December 01, 2022 09:10 AM (flINI)

333 Tom Elliott
@tomselliott
Don't blame the Biden Admin printing trillions of dollars:
@SecYellen
tells
@StephenAtHome
the real reason inflation is out of control is because Americans are "splurging" on goods; "and, remember, Russia has conducted a brutal
war against Ukraine"

https://tinyurl.com/2kb6hjnc

Posted by: redridinghood at December 01, 2022 09:10 AM (NpAcC)

334 "Limbaugh. Not Limabugh."

I've heard it both ways.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 01, 2022 09:10 AM (uLr+K)

335 319 Funny, I don't recollect Pfizer having much respect for PhDs back when I was defending it in products suits and plaintiffs' lawyers always had some full-of-shit PhD willing to testify that Pfizer's drugs were the worst thing since Hitler.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at December 01, 2022 09:06 AM (KFhLj)

Remember when the left couldn’t shut up about how Big Pharma were a bunch of greedy con artists who constantly gaslit people about being sick so they could sell them overpriced drugs which would have all sorts of side effects that would make them even more sick? Pepperidge Farm remembers.

Posted by: His name is Neo, he stops bullets with his hand at December 01, 2022 09:11 AM (7kSOl)

336 pretty woman with an Irish accent is my kryptonite. And if she's a redhead forget it.


DONT'T WATCH CELTIC WOMAN ON YOUTUBE!

You won't come outta yer bunk for a week.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2022 09:11 AM (R3En5)

337 She can DIAF.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 01, 2022 09:09 AM (AW0uW)

Am I a bad person for becoming, how you say, "less unsympathetic" to certain viewpoints?

Posted by: ... at December 01, 2022 09:11 AM (zrtGm)

338 Rev. Spoke, is that man a known resident of your neighborhood? "Charming Irish accent" and "redoing a driveway" are pretty sure signs of being a Traveller.

Did he have a late-model pickup truck with blacktop sealer and brushes in the back?

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at December 01, 2022 09:11 AM (jYCXf)

339 This is the part I am conflicted about. My driveway is well paved, as near as I can tell. The way they did it was by piling a LOT of asphalt on the old driveway, and they didn't prep by removing the old crumbling pavement the way they said they would. It's only been a couple of years so it has held up so far. Posted by: blaster
-------------------------------
What will happen is that underlying cracks in the old asphalt will travel upwards to the new. Asphalt formulation is a tricky problem and for a long lasting fix requires removal of old material and new sub base installed that allow proper drainage etc in even the worst weather cycles.

Long time ago, I worked for Uncle Sam's military in Civil Engineering which taught me a lot about how proper paving and concrete techniques for runways and taxiways where it is critical for nonfailure of those surfaces. Also built roads including in foreign climes for 'training'. Proper subbase, drainage, sealing (for asphalt) or damage to concrete, plus application is critical.
Blaster that driveway may have required permits per local and state laws and disclosure to future buyers of what you know upon selling may also be an issue.

Posted by: whig at December 01, 2022 09:11 AM (bDjBG)

340 Speaking of Slick Willie, I recenty discovered a timeline on the Alternate History Forum titled "Blue Skies in Camelot” - based on the premise that JFK and Marilyn both survive, JFK gets reelected, yada yada - in that timeline, Bill Clinton eschews politics and becomes a famous sax player instead, and he marries Raquel Welch (!) while Hilary Rodham is a Republican, campaigns in 68 for George Romney (Mitt's dad), and ends up marrying.... George W Bush (!!).


Posted by: Secret Square at December 01, 2022 09:11 AM (9WuX0)

341 Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2022 09:11 AM (R3En5)

brb never

Posted by: ... at December 01, 2022 09:11 AM (zrtGm)

342 Did I tell you they found bubbles in the water on Oak Island. Bubbles In The Water, People!

Posted by: Puddinhead at December 01, 2022 09:12 AM (Fbj1q)

343 I've heard it both ways.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

******

In my family we have always spelled it 'hampster'.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 01, 2022 09:12 AM (ykeLU)

344 How will the Left react to NYC's plan to fight crime?

NYC will involuntarily hospitalize homeless "who appear to be mentally ill". New York City Mayor Eric Adams hopes to combat crime by removing people with severe mental illness from the streets and subways, noting that the City has a "moral obligation" to help.

put them on a bus and send them to Florida I'll bet DeSantis would love to get a few more voters in the Sunshine State.

Mental illness is no joke Even a Desantis zinger on this topic is just not cool. This is a horrifying, violent policy that is yet another way to give cops money and power, and will
end up hurting and killing people.


One of the factors driving homelessness that rarely gets mentioned is the elimination of SROs--Single Room Occupancies. Used to be for a couple of dollars a week you could rent a room. The bathrooms would be down the hall and shared by the people on that floor. As a society we've made being poor more and more difficult.

Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at December 01, 2022 09:13 AM (po8xD)

345 >>Step 1: Make searches on the internet intentionally useless
Step 2: Mock people for not being to obtain knowledge through searching the internet
Step 3: ???
- - --
And also:

Step 1: Censor all mainstream mention of info and opinions outside of The Narrative(tm)

Step 2: People then seek this information in outlier places (substack, Gab, Rumble, etc.)

Step 3: Claim that there is total agreement based on mainstream new/academy in lockstep, dismissing anyone who says otherwise w/links to "fringe" sources.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 01, 2022 09:13 AM (I/doM)

346 I put a sign in my front yard that says "Free stumps" but nobody took them.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at December 01, 2022 09:13 AM (+hI+T)

347 @313 Reuben Hick-I agree and have said as much. I still believe in trying though knowing full well it’s a futile gesture(maybe the dumb bastards will screw up their cheat). More than anything I’m trying to wrap my mind around and understand the rancor of the Trump vs DeSantis thing given what people like you and I (and others) believe. Without hashing out the details and sniping, I think(and maybe you do to) it’s pointless and amounts to a hill of beans. I’m of the mind just nominate one or the other of both and let’s just get this BS with 24’ over with, so as you point out, we can focus on what really matters.

Posted by: JROD at December 01, 2022 09:13 AM (AtoNk)

348 Yeah, no. Remember the train that crashed in Philadelphia I think a few years ago, the engineer was driving it 100 mph+ in a section not designed for that?

The data pipes for the railroads are fractional T-1s. It's not a lot of bandwidth.

Posted by: blaster
-------------------------
Appreciate the knowledge but intentionally driving a locomotive too fast is a bit different than the scenario of a stricken driver with a heart attack.

Interesting to note that RR's have not updated their computer networks.

Posted by: whig at December 01, 2022 09:14 AM (bDjBG)

349 Philly voting:

morning after Election Day, he witnessed the voting warehouse supervisor "24-plus times with 24 sticks, actually, uploading votes from USB sticks," he continued. "I objected, I brought senior law enforcement over, we brought the clerk of elections over."

Stenstrom told Hannity that when he asked for canvassers to "update the vote," there was a 50,000-vote difference in favor of Joe Biden.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 01, 2022 09:14 AM (BRHaw)

350 Am I a bad person for becoming, how you say, "less unsympathetic" to certain viewpoints?

I was going to say something similar but more caustic, but my trolling-the-Horde-for-chuckles account is badly overdrawn just now.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at December 01, 2022 09:14 AM (KFhLj)

351 315 I saw an ad on TV last night for a new, gay romantic comedy with some cutesy name that I've repressed.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at December 01, 2022 08:50 AM (FVME7)

Spoiler Alert, I presume. I hope that piece of shit dies the death of a thousand dogs.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 01, 2022 09:05 AM (AW0uW)
--------------------------------------------------

There's a permalink in the left column on debugging your TV. You can also unplug it, put it in the closet and drag it out on game day if you must.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 01, 2022 09:14 AM (iEXgF)

352 Secret Square, I have mused that if JFK wasn’t assassinated, Vietnam would have gone down exactly the same way but for whose initials would have been in the protesters’ chants.

Posted by: His name is Neo, he stops bullets with his hand at December 01, 2022 09:14 AM (7kSOl)

353 @SecYellen
tells
@StephenAtHome
the real reason inflation is out of control is because Americans are "splurging" on goods; "and, remember, Russia has conducted a brutal
war against Ukraine"

https://tinyurl.com/2kb6hjnc
Posted by: redridinghood at December 01, 2022 09:10 AM (NpAcC)
================
What an idiot

Posted by: Milton Freidman at December 01, 2022 09:14 AM (Z3/eF)

354 Did I tell you they found bubbles in the water on Oak Island. Bubbles In The Water, People!
Posted by: Puddinhead at December 01, 2022 09:12 AM (Fbj1q)

***

Pffft. I can do that on demand.

Posted by: Brian Tater Stelter at December 01, 2022 09:14 AM (flINI)

355 By the way there is nothing in the world more overrated and self-inflated than a PhD.
Posted by: ...

Piled
high and
Deep
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report

BS - bullshit
MS - more shit
Phd - Piled higher & deeper

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2022 09:14 AM (R3En5)

356 One of the factors driving homelessness that rarely gets mentioned is the elimination of SROs--Single Room Occupancies. Used to be for a couple of dollars a week you could rent a room. The bathrooms would be down the hall and shared by the people on that floor. As a society we've made being poor more and more difficult.


And who did that?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at December 01, 2022 09:15 AM (+hI+T)

357 Chode is slang for a penis wider than it is long. It can also refer to the perineum. The term is generally used for humor or as a mild insult.

Posted by: Puddinhead at December 01, 2022 09:15 AM (Fbj1q)

358 Doesn't the US consume like 90% of the worlds supply of mind altering drugs already? Maybe it's time to try something different.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby

Sorry, the progtards consider reality to be a Schedule 1 drug with no currently acceptable medical use and a high risk for abuse

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at December 01, 2022 09:15 AM (H4WRK)

359 Did you ever wonder how all the smart people were able to themselves sift through all this "dangerous misinformation" to become the paragons of perfect knowledge and beliefs that they are today?

Posted by: ... at December 01, 2022 09:15 AM (zrtGm)

360 " The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!"

John 1:29

Posted by: Marcus T at December 01, 2022 09:15 AM (vBMpQ)

361 357 Chode is slang for a penis wider than it is long. It can also refer to the perineum. The term is generally used for humor or as a mild insult.
Posted by: Puddinhead at December 01, 2022 09:15 AM (Fbj1q)

Tuna can also works.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 01, 2022 09:15 AM (Y5qcH)

362 "Interesting to note that RR's have not updated their computer networks."

Maybe they can do that during the upcoming strike.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 01, 2022 09:16 AM (uLr+K)

363 @tomselliott
Don't blame the Biden Admin printing trillions of dollars:
@SecYellen tells @StephenAtHome the real reason inflation is out of control is because Americans are "splurging" on goods; "and, remember, Russia has conducted a brutal war against Ukraine" ...
Posted by: redridinghood at December 01, 2022 09:10 AM (NpAcC)
++++
"Splurging on goods?" Is that why retailers have done "black month" in an effort to drum up demand in the face of rising inflation?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 01, 2022 09:16 AM (t0OGg)

364 347 @313 Reuben Hick-I agree and have said as much. I still believe in trying though knowing full well it’s a futile gesture(maybe the dumb bastards will screw up their cheat). More than anything I’m trying to wrap my mind around and understand the rancor of the Trump vs DeSantis thing given what people like you and I (and others) believe. Without hashing out the details and sniping, I think(and maybe you do to) it’s pointless and amounts to a hill of beans. I’m of the mind just nominate one or the other of both and let’s just get this BS with 24’ over with, so as you point out, we can focus on what really matters. Posted by: JROD
---------------------
JROD, a lot of people are frightened of what may come so that energy gets transferred to arguments over a potential savior. Often, in nations transitioning into authoritarianism, the opposition splinters because they disagree on what to do aided by paid influencers that intentionally sabotage groups from the inside.

Posted by: whig at December 01, 2022 09:16 AM (bDjBG)

365 Inflation is caused when the government increases the money supply.

I guess theoretically you could get inflation by massive borrowing by the public to buy worthless crap but if that was happening interest rates would climb naturally to stop it.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 01, 2022 09:16 AM (ESjRY)

366 >>because she was the one lefty rock artist who had no problem with someone on the right using her music.


IIRC, she said her parents listened to his show

Posted by: Lizzy at December 01, 2022 09:16 AM (I/doM)

367 346 I put a sign in my front yard that says "Free stumps" but nobody took them.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy,
--------------------------------

Put a price tag on them.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 01, 2022 09:17 AM (iEXgF)

368 Funny, I don't recollect Pfizer having much respect for PhDs back when I was defending it in products suits and plaintiffs' lawyers always had some full-of-shit PhD willing to testify that Pfizer's drugs were the worst thing since Hitler.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls
----------
My, admittedly meager, experience with liability suits has been that it is fairly easy to hire supportive 'expert' opinion for any perspective.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 01, 2022 09:17 AM (mKF7G)

369 I believe the medical term is "taint"

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at December 01, 2022 09:18 AM (+hI+T)

370 Trump first to "lose" while increasing his votes. First to "lose" with better tailcoats than his opponent. Plenty more FIRSTS I am sure.

Posted by: Bourbonchicken at December 01, 2022 09:18 AM (44ww/)

371 "Splurging on goods?" Is that why retailers have done "black month" in an effort to drum up demand in the face of rising inflation?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 01, 2022 09:16 AM (t0OGg)

***

So... February?

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at December 01, 2022 09:18 AM (flINI)

372 Despite Longstanding Terror Ties, Biden Approves $1 Billion Arms Sale to Qatar

-
What's the worst that could happen?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at December 01, 2022 09:18 AM (FVME7)

373 I did get some large stumps removed by some dudes randomly driving around my neighborhood and I am talking dirt cheap. They did a great job.

A cynic, or a cop, or a cynical hard-boiled gumshoe... would tell you that the secondary part of the job with all these helpful traveling services is that they are casing properties for robbery.

Posted by: Hard-shoed Gumboil at December 01, 2022 09:18 AM (vOiUd)

374 328 317 OTOH I did get some large stumps removed by some dudes randomly driving around my neighborhood and I am talking dirt cheap. They did a great job.
----------------
Free Stumps!
Posted by: Puddinhead at December 01, 2022 09:09 AM (Fbj1q)

**Sob**

Posted by: Michelle Fields at December 01, 2022 09:18 AM (906pl)

375 I put a sign in my front yard that says "Free stumps" but nobody took them.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy,
--------------------------------

Put a price tag on them.

Posted by: Braenyard
--------

My friends in the construction trade say about dirt, 'When you need it, you can't find it, when you have it, you can't get rid of it'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 01, 2022 09:19 AM (mKF7G)

376 Serbia's plum brandy added to UNESCO's list of intangible items of cultural heritage.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 01, 2022 09:19 AM (Vwz3I)

377 I put a sign in my front yard that says "Free stumps" but nobody took them.

******

You're not the guy who's been dropping them off at the homeless shelter are you?

Posted by: Rebecca DeMornay at December 01, 2022 09:19 AM (ykeLU)

378 Trump first to "lose" while increasing his votes. First to "lose" with better tailcoats than his opponent. Plenty more FIRSTS I am sure.
Posted by: Bourbonchicken at December 01, 2022 09:18 AM (44ww/)

***

^^^ THIS ^^^

It's amazing how incurious the enemedia is...

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at December 01, 2022 09:20 AM (flINI)

379 Stop defining words that shouldn't be words!

Posted by: Bourbonchicken at December 01, 2022 09:20 AM (44ww/)

380 My, admittedly meager, experience with liability suits has been that it is fairly easy to hire supportive 'expert' opinion for any perspective.

Yep.

Defendants have a built in advantage in jurisdictions that take causation proof seriously, because proving causation is hard when you are serious about it.

But it's rare you can't hire someone to say what you want said.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at December 01, 2022 09:20 AM (KFhLj)

381 By the way there is nothing in the world more overrated and self-inflated than a PhD.
Posted by: ...

Piled
high and
Deep
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report

BS - bullshit
MS - more shit
Phd - Piled higher & deeper
Posted by: rickb223

Poor
Hopeless and
Desperate

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at December 01, 2022 09:21 AM (H4WRK)

382 terrible sudden death out my way; I think I mentioned yesterday - young mom died suddenly, no cause yet determined.

I dunno if it's related to mRNA but I guess I kind of always wonder.

https://tinyurl.com/ym3kjef9

Posted by: BlackOrchid at December 01, 2022 09:21 AM (w0NJk)

383 If we do get this done I think I will ask him to our Christmas Eve service. He's obviously RC, but what the heck?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2022 08:47 AM (vH/6k)
~~~~~

Fen--

Don't! You'll be wasting your money. He's likely one of the Irish Travellers (gypsies) and this is their schtick. They're all over NJ. At best you'll get an oily coating that will look great--for a couple of hours.

Posted by: IrishEi at December 01, 2022 09:22 AM (3ImbR)

384 I put a sign in my front yard that says "Free stumps" but nobody took them.

******

You're not the guy who's been dropping them off at the homeless shelter are you?
Posted by: Rebecca DeMornay
--------

There's a thought. Call GoodWill for a pickup.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 01, 2022 09:22 AM (mKF7G)

385 356 One of the factors driving homelessness that rarely gets mentioned is the elimination of SROs--Single Room Occupancies. .....
And who did that?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at December 01, 2022 09:15 AM

When I read that, I thought of the movie "Coming to America". I think they had a dumpy apartment with a communal bathroom down the hall. Even then, as a kid, I remember thinking a communal bathroom in a shitty apartment block would be horrible...

Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at December 01, 2022 09:22 AM (po8xD)

386 By the way there is nothing in the world more overrated and self-inflated than a PhD.
Posted by: ...

Piled
high and
Deep
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report

BS - bullshit
MS - more shit
Phd - Piled higher & deeper
Posted by: rickb223

Poor
Hopeless and
Desperate
Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at December 01, 2022 09:21 AM (H4WRK)
-----------
George: A.B., M.A., Ph.D. Abmaphid! Abmaphid has been variously described as a wonder drug and as a wasting disease of the brain. It is actually both.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 01, 2022 09:22 AM (AuTCi)

387
There's a thought. Call GoodWill for a pickup.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
--------

Then, take a charitable contribution tax deduction!

Posted by: Hillary & Bill at December 01, 2022 09:23 AM (sewR1)

388 The Leftists saying their crimes are the opponents is getting old, from the Russian Revolution to now its a daily thing

Posted by: Skip's phone at December 01, 2022 09:23 AM (5UbrK)

389 One of the factors driving homelessness that rarely gets mentioned is the elimination of SROs--Single Room Occupancies. Used to be for a couple of dollars a week you could rent a room. The bathrooms would be down the hall and shared by the people on that floor. As a society we've made being poor more and more difficult.
Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at December 01, 2022 09:13 AM (po8xD)
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I doubt that's driving homelessness - as in vagrancy - but it probably does drive away people on the margins and forces them into outer areas or away completely.

But assume that it is the core problem and that in NYC, "housing affordability" is the problem driving vagrancy. If that is the core problem then eliminating marginal places to live is contributing to the problem.

But this person needs to ask him or herself a question: who eliminated the SROs? The heyday of the SRO ended in the late 70s, as the city directly incentivized building owners to convert them into anything else (crime a major driver of the change). Most of the decline in SRO capacity happened before *Giuliani* took over, not recently.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 01, 2022 09:23 AM (t0OGg)

390 “The eruption of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, has interrupted a key site that monitors greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, officials said Tuesday."

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The climate changed.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 01, 2022 09:23 AM (UuD2k)

391 372 Despite Longstanding Terror Ties, Biden Approves $1 Billion Arms Sale to Qatar
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Why doesn't Qatar get them from Ukraine cheap?

Posted by: Puddinhead at December 01, 2022 09:23 AM (Fbj1q)

392 Might be Travelers!

Posted by: Amy Schumer at December 01, 2022 09:24 AM (ykeLU)

393 terrible sudden death out my way; I think I mentioned yesterday - young mom died suddenly, no cause yet determined.

I dunno if it's related to mRNA but I guess I kind of always wonder.

https://tinyurl.com/ym3kjef9
Posted by: BlackOrchid


I posted one earlier of a 22 yr old collegiate basketball player, who should have been in excellent shape by the numbers he put up, dropped dead outta the blue.

Yeah. Unless the person was stabbed, shot, or run over, it's Covid.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2022 09:24 AM (R3En5)

394 328 317 OTOH I did get some large stumps removed by some dudes randomly driving around my neighborhood and I am talking dirt cheap. They did a great job.
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Free Stumps!
Posted by: Puddinhead
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Witnessed a stump removal machine, it looked like a giant skill saw mounted on the back of a pickup.
It was huge, the blade must have been 3' or more in diameter. It oscillated back and forth.
Ate that stump down to the ground. (a tad lower)

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 01, 2022 09:24 AM (iEXgF)

395 George: A.B., M.A., Ph.D. Abmaphid! Abmaphid has been variously described as a wonder drug and as a wasting disease of the brain. It is actually both.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 01, 2022 09:22 AM (AuTCi)

***

Floor wax and Desert topping?

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at December 01, 2022 09:24 AM (flINI)

396 Montage of Al Sharpton butchering the English language
(including Rush's name)

https://tinyurl.com/ompeowl

Posted by: McCool at December 01, 2022 09:24 AM (BqBIh)

397 Thank you to Tucker Carlson. As much as I avoid Fox, I admit to relishing Carlson's opening editorial. His rant about Apple's pro-China censorship is tremendous.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 01, 2022 09:24 AM (xgKC5)

398 376 Serbia's plum brandy added to UNESCO's list of intangible items of cultural heritage.
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 01, 2022 09:19 AM

It's called rakia, and it's our cultural heritage! And we make it better than all the other Balkans assholes that stole it from us!

Posted by: Every Balkans Nation at December 01, 2022 09:25 AM (po8xD)

399 "My friends in the construction trade say about dirt, 'When you need it, you can't find it, when you have it, you can't get rid of it'."

Had a relative with a dairy farm that had the Borough maintenance folks pull into the driveway with almost 40 tons of river rock that they just removed from a site down the road.

They said it was easier and cheaper to just give it to him than dispose of it in the normal manner.

And...he just happened to need about 40 tons of river rock.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 01, 2022 09:25 AM (uLr+K)

400 Am I a bad person for becoming, how you say, "less unsympathetic" to certain viewpoints?

No, not at all.

Don't mind me. The Christmas season makes me uttery miserable. I'll probably sign off the HQ after this week and not come back until the new year.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 01, 2022 09:25 AM (AW0uW)

401 He has a license number on his card, but I will check those things. Thx Apparently you can't do this work in the winter. It's too cold.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke
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Depending on the formulation of your asphalt or concrete, you can do work in the cold but it usually requires additives that can be expensive and immediate application from a nearby source for asphalt in cold weather. Too cold asphalt does not roll correctly and tends to lack any binding strength resulting in early failure. Chip and seal type absolutely requires summer application. Concrete can be poured in pretty cold circumstances with the proper additives and heat blankets for curing. Expensive though compared to summer.

In addition, you want the ground and subbase to be stable and depending on your weather that may not be possible with freeze/thaw cycles. Patches though can be applied in a lot of conditions as long as you follow application instructions and can keep a problem from getting worse until a full repair can be done.

Posted by: whig at December 01, 2022 09:25 AM (bDjBG)

402 A million thank-yous, J.J.

The extras are to make up for the ones I've forgotten in the past with a few thrown in as an investment against future omissions.

Posted by: creeper at December 01, 2022 09:26 AM (cTCuP)

403 Disney CEO Bob Iger Claims He’s the Arbiter of What Is Right and Wrong, Confirms Company Will Continue to Promote Acts of Grave Depravity

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He may not have worded it in exactly that way.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at December 01, 2022 09:26 AM (FVME7)

404 376 Serbia's plum brandy added to UNESCO's list of intangible items of cultural heritage.
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 01, 2022 09:19 AM


Slivovitz? Us Yids have been there, done that.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2022 09:26 AM (x0n13)

405 When I read that, I thought of the movie "Coming to America". I think they had a dumpy apartment with a communal bathroom down the hall. Even then, as a kid, I remember thinking a communal bathroom in a shitty apartment block would be horrible...
Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at December 01, 2022 09:22 AM (po8xD)
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They're not good, no. But they are cheap. They're essentially tenements. A lot of them got shut down in the later 70s because they were hotbeds of drug and sex crimes and prostitution. The ones that remain aren't even all that cheap. An SRO is only a bit cheaper than a studio apartment.

The real motivation behind the claim that they need more SROs is slightly different. It is an affordability argument, yes, but they're agitating for regulatory reform (NYC has minimum sizes for apartments, etc. - which they deem to be too big and eliminating low-end housing under the threshold (550 or 600 square feet, IIRC)). The reasons for the argument vary. Sometimes it's about the poor who can't afford to live in NYC otherwise, sometimes it's because housing requirements are racist, etc.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 01, 2022 09:27 AM (t0OGg)

406 305 So much for heavy rain by 3 am. It's 6 and barely coming down.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 01, 2022 09:03 AM (KAi1n)


Probably because a small but very powerful Global Climate Change storm moved across your county. Those darned things are impossible to track on radar.

Posted by: Gref at December 01, 2022 09:27 AM (AMIL/)

407 Witnessed a stump removal machine, it looked like a giant skill saw mounted on the back of a pickup.
It was huge, the blade must have been 3' or more in diameter. It oscillated back and forth.
Ate that stump down to the ground. (a tad lower)
Posted by: Braenyard

Treework is expensive but stump grinding is cheaper than taking a big tree down. Spent a lot of dollars over the years taking down old mature pines and trash trees and having the stumps ground.

Posted by: whig at December 01, 2022 09:27 AM (bDjBG)

408 391 372 Despite Longstanding Terror Ties, Biden Approves $1 Billion Arms Sale to Qatar
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Why doesn't Qatar get them from Ukraine cheap?
Posted by: Puddinhead
================

Isn't Qatar aligned with Iran?

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 01, 2022 09:27 AM (iEXgF)

409 Free Stumps!
Posted by: Puddinhead


********

No, my typical speaking fee is $10,000 plus travel and lodgiing.

Posted by: Robert Reich at December 01, 2022 09:27 AM (ykeLU)

410 Isn't it weird how the media tries to convince you that a degree or two of temperature change is a disaster? Does anyone really notice if it is 68 or 67 out?

Posted by: azjaeger at December 01, 2022 09:28 AM (3/XaG)

411 Montage of Al Sharpton butchering the English language
(including Rush's name)

https://tinyurl.com/ompeowl
Posted by: McCool

My favorite Sharpton fumble tongue was when he pronounced "colleague" as "colly que".

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at December 01, 2022 09:28 AM (FVME7)

412 Chip and seal type absolutely requires summer application.

Chipseal is of the Devil. There is nothing redeeming about it other than the fact if you are looking for a house and see the roads covered in that crap, GO SOMEWHERE ELSE.

The presence of chipseal is like the presence of drug addicts and gang members - a indisputably reliable sign that the local government is stupid, corrupt and hostile to the population they allegedly serve.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at December 01, 2022 09:29 AM (3hSHB)

413
Stump grinding.

Robert Reich motor boating Titty Caca?

And Art thread is here.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2022 09:29 AM (x0n13)

414 @364 whig-Thanks whig. The venom and knives that came out for Trump here and elsewhere after election Tuesday was a hell of a thing to behold. From my perspective it was a holy shit moment seeing what appears to be pent up anger for some. I agree a lot with people misgivings about Trump but to the degree some have gone, its a bit over the top to me.

Posted by: JROD at December 01, 2022 09:29 AM (AtoNk)

415 I just used a large excavator

pops even biguns right out

Posted by: REDACTED at December 01, 2022 09:29 AM (us2H3)

416 ART

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 01, 2022 09:29 AM (BRHaw)

417 Isn't Qatar aligned with Iran?
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This sounds sexual.

Posted by: Puddinhead at December 01, 2022 09:29 AM (Fbj1q)

418 I am mostly trying to stay away from politics today, J.J. but I loved the essay on David Mamet. I have appreciated him ever since I read "Why I am longer a brain dead liberal" years ago and I think he's a fine playwright. Thanks for including the essay.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2022 09:29 AM (vH/6k)

419 Fen--

Something else to be on the lookout for: they will sometimes start the work without your knowledge or permission and then insist that you agreed and demand payment. Keep an eye out for them.

Posted by: IrishEi at December 01, 2022 09:30 AM (3ImbR)

420 Isn't it weird how the media tries to convince you that a degree or two of temperature change is a disaster? Does anyone really notice if it is 68 or 67 out?

I came back from my walk outside and it was noticeably warmer in the house - I almost died from the climate change.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at December 01, 2022 09:30 AM (3hSHB)

421 But assume that it is the core problem and that in NYC, "housing affordability" is the problem driving vagrancy. If that is the core problem then eliminating marginal places to live is contributing to the problem.
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To even discuss 'homelessness' is to cede the debate topic to the Left.

The primary issue is NOT housing, but rather why people are in the circumstances they are in. On the ground, dealing with these folk, you learn that even providing *free* housing would not alter the lifestyle that leads to homelessness, in most cases. Most public policies are simply enabling the problem. See: CA

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 01, 2022 09:30 AM (yMEwp)

422 The presence of chipseal is like the presence of drug addicts and gang members - a indisputably reliable sign that the local government is stupid, corrupt and hostile to the population they allegedly serve.

You know the difference between chipseal and nothing?

Nothing's cheaper.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at December 01, 2022 09:30 AM (Bd6X8)

423 Are they going to fine Pele?

Posted by: fd at December 01, 2022 09:31 AM (ArbhN)

424 Posted by: whig at December 01, 2022 09:25 AM (bDjBG)

Thanks for the insights.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2022 09:31 AM (vH/6k)

425 The presence of chipseal is like the presence of drug addicts and gang members - a indisputably reliable sign that the local government is stupid, corrupt and hostile to the population they allegedly serve.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at December 01, 2022 09:29 AM (3hSHB)
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It's what my dad used to call " 'lection pavement." During an election year, the local government will haphazardly slap down a paper-thin layer of asphalt or chip-and-seal on some of the worse roads in various neighborhoods and campaign on it. It falls apart by February, but there's always more 'lection pavement right around the corner!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 01, 2022 09:32 AM (t0OGg)

426 Did I tell you they found bubbles in the water on Oak Island. Bubbles In The Water, People!
Posted by: Puddinhead at December 01, 2022 09:12 AM (Fbj1q)

I woulda thought the brothers would have have found the secret nazi base where Bigfoot lives with Elvis and Amelia Hardon.

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 01, 2022 09:33 AM (0ZEfs)

427 The primary issue is NOT housing, but rather why people are in the circumstances they are in. On the ground, dealing with these folk, you learn that even providing *free* housing would not alter the lifestyle that leads to homelessness, in most cases. Most public policies are simply enabling the problem. See: CA
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 01, 2022 09:30 AM (yMEwp)
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Right. "Homeless" != "vagrant." Housing that's too expensive can drive homelessness, but it won't drive vagrancy. The guy living in his car while he commutes to work 75 miles away, or the dude who rents a couch at someone's house, etc. - those guys are hidden homeless and they do exist and probably would have reliable housing near where they work if they could afford it.

But they're not on the street. The street people are a different problem, and the underling problem is usually mental illness and/or drugs.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 01, 2022 09:34 AM (t0OGg)

428 I think a lot of people don't like the word "stolen" when it comes to elections because it infers there was one act that flipped the outcome. That's not the case.

The left has very shrewdly set up a system of actions that influence, interfere, change, pick your word, the outcomes of elections. We just saw it in Arizona were a number of different actions by the left absolutely changed the outcome of a number of races.
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^^^THIS^^^ I'm from Chicago area originally and that is how it is done.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 01, 2022 09:35 AM (MIKMs)

429 Disney CEO Bob Iger Claims He’s the Arbiter of What Is Right and Wrong, Confirms Company Will Continue to Promote Acts of Grave Depravity

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He may not have worded it in exactly that way.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

Should I be looking forward to the " Bambi Transitions" movie?

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at December 01, 2022 09:35 AM (H4WRK)

430 America is the hill to die on. We are out of other hills.

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 01, 2022 09:35 AM (ZCYqO)

431 Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2022 09:14 AM (R3En5)

I think it depends on the degree and the person. I know some fine people with PhD's who are not stuck on themselves, and I am glad I got an M.Div and went to seminary, since unlike Al Sharpton nobody was going to ordain me at age 9 even if I had wanted to be ordained then. I think he eventually got a seminary degree but he's still a shyster.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2022 09:36 AM (vH/6k)

432 In case anyone missed Tucker Carlson eviscerating Apple the other night, here it is.

Just outstanding.

https://tinyurl.com/57nrp5cy

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 01, 2022 09:37 AM (yDlKw)

433 Posted by: IrishEi at December 01, 2022 09:30 AM (3ImbR)

No; I would be surprised if he did that, but thanks for the info.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2022 09:38 AM (vH/6k)

434
The presence of chipseal is like the presence of drug addicts and gang members - a indisputably reliable sign that the local government is stupid, corrupt and hostile to the population they allegedly serve.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at December 01, 2022 09:29 AM (3hSHB)

My old man calls it "election pavement" for obvious reasons. In the big poor county where I came up, the local corrupt politicians would always throw down a layer of that garbage at election time, particularly on one thoroughfare where 78% of the tax base lived (IOW, the good neighborhood in the county).

As if the handful of people paying the freight for the entire county were too dumb too know the score.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 01, 2022 09:38 AM (oINRc)

435 Chipseal is of the Devil. There is nothing redeeming about it other than the fact if you are looking for a house and see the roads covered in that crap, GO SOMEWHERE ELSE.

The presence of chipseal is like the presence of drug addicts and gang members - a indisputably reliable sign that the local government is stupid, corrupt and hostile to the population they allegedly serve. Posted by: Reuben Hick
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Heh. You and Joe Mannix are correct on its use for highways. If you do not fix the underlying issues, chip and seal is a fresh coat of paint over rotting wood. Really does poorly over concrete as a cheap fix. For a long driveway though, it is far cheaper, albeit with more maintenance issues, to do than asphalt or concrete. One other feature is that you can alter the look of chip and seal for design reasons with whatever aggregate is available (granite, pea gravel, etc.).

Does require an excellent subbase prep though to last which cuts down on the cost advantage. Nowadays, I would probably recommend geotextile matrix with aggregate fill over chip and seal in northern climes for long driveways.

Posted by: whig at December 01, 2022 09:39 AM (bDjBG)

436 "Musk's Success vs. Trump's Failure"

Helluva lot easier to fire private sector employees than civil 'servants' who know the intelligence apparatus who also know they cannot be fired.

Posted by: Danimal28 at December 01, 2022 09:43 AM (klw0w)

437
Oh, and the same highway department that would put down that shit pavement for the rubes spent the money to build a long paved road in the *middle of nowhere* because the single home in a several-mile radius belonged to a county commissioner.

I could tell stories all day about that corrupt place. The whole government there was running one scam or another.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 01, 2022 09:44 AM (oINRc)

438 Yesterday, this man who must be in his sixties stopped by the house. He (Christy) has the most wonderful Irish accent-even though he's been here, he said thirty five years and has bright blue eyes. Nice looking guy .He said (Think of the Irish accent here) "I've been noticing that your driveway needs to be redone. Would you be interested in having an estimate? It would be more expensive in the Spring." Lord knows it needs to be done.
.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2022 08:41 AM (vH/6k)

Sounds like an Irish Gypsy. Actually literally sounds like the guy who did my driveway. Did he say he came from a long line of pavers, that his father and grandfather before him were pavers?
Posted by: blaster at December 01, 2022 08:43 AM (pwExq)

Do NOT fall for his line!! These guys are frauds in the largest sense of the word. I usually send them running by asking them to show me their permit to solicit in town AND their certificate of insurance.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at December 01, 2022 09:46 AM (Zvtjl)

439 Isn't Qatar aligned with Iran?

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 01, 2022 09:27 AM (iEXgF)
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yes, and the weapons Biden is selling to Qatar will end up in Iran. And Biden knows that. America is arming Iran.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 01, 2022 09:47 AM (yDlKw)

440 Yes. McVie was a terrific talent. 10 years older than Stevie Nicks
Posted by: Jonah at December 01, 2022 08:11 AM

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Stevie Nicks 69? Excellent!!

Posted by: Bill and Ted at December 01, 2022 09:48 AM (ZCYqO)

441 I used to talk politics and religion at my workplace years and years ago; I don't anymore. My basic rule is I'm there to work. I've gotten a pretty good read on the politics of quite a few folks there (slightly more liberal than conservative), but I know better than to bring up politics. I don't even use pronouns anymore.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 01, 2022 09:52 AM (ynpvh)

442 Posted by: IrishEi at December 01, 2022 09:22 AM (3ImbR)


Signs of the place are around in the area.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2022 10:01 AM (vH/6k)

443 House Democrats Now Have Donald Trump’s Taxes, Treasury Department Indicates

To be fair, the detailed tax returns and bank statements of every member of Congress and the WH should be opened to investigation. I mean, what's good for the Goose is good for the Gander, no?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 01, 2022 10:11 AM (ynpvh)

444 Sigh. The Horde has retired to the art gallery, I suppose.

JJ: I don't remember what tune he played on the sax. I thought it was some old doo-wop tune? Meh.

On that one show, Bill played "Heartbreak Hotel."

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Posted by: mindful webworker - click here to watch at December 01, 2022 10:20 AM (aK86z)

445 I stayed at the Hampster Inn on several occasions. Rooms were clean and adequate, but the free breakfast pellets were a bit dry.

Posted by: Heino Fan Club #52, Hamburg at December 01, 2022 10:21 AM (dXilO)

446 "Unless the person was stabbed, shot, or run over, it's Covid."

The UK's John O'Looney said he embalmed a guy who had tire tracks on his body, listed as a Covid death on the certificate. Money could be a factor:

https://tinyurl.com/58ahjd2x

Here, hospitals get $3,200 for OP, $111,000 for non-complex inpatient Covid care, $450,000 for complex inpatient Covid care. They can get a bonus up to $90,000, for $540,000 total.

100 OP patients would bring in $32,000, or if admitted and intubated, a whopping 55 million.

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