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Washington Post's Eternally Pro-Socialist "Libertarian" Megan McArdle: Akshually, Eggs Are Cheaper Than They've Ever Been Before, Ingrates

I will never trust Megan McArdle again after she announced that she and all of her fellow policy analysts knew that the central promises of Obamacare and a lie -- but didn't inform the public (which is supposed to be their jobs as "journalists" and public-facing policy analysts) because... reasons.

But here's the "Libertarian" who is always pushing for socialism explaining that Joey Bidez is giving you the cheapest eggs in history.

The past 20 years notwithstanding, she means. But if you look at the long view...

"Truly incredible content," @greg_price11 says:


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If you look at old cookbooks, you will notice that the authors seem to view eggs and chicken as almost a luxury good. My 1950 "Betty Crocker's Picture Cook book" contains recipes for making mock chicken dishes -- out of veal. Go back further and the 1896 Fannie Farmer cookbook sternly informs readers that, "eggs, even at twenty-five cents per dozen, should not be freely used by the strict economist." An odd assertion to the modern ear, until you realize that in 1896 a pound of round steak was about 35 percent cheaper than a pound of eggs. (Today, by contrast, a pound of eggs -- about 9 eggs -- would cost you roughly $3.21 at my grocery store, while a pound of round steak is $8.69.)

...

Almost all food items have gotten much cheaper, relative to our incomes, than they were a century ago. But some food prices fell faster than others, and chicken and eggs were among those that saw the greatest improvements, thanks to a combination of agricultural innovations. Raising chickens indoors helped protect them from disease and predators. Providing them with warmer conditions and artificial light helped extend a laying season which otherwise stops in winter. Farmers developed the raised cage system which has helped increase egg production, as have breeding programs. Modern hens have gone from laying about 150 eggs per hen per year in the 1930s, to 296 today.

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But the benefits of this revolution have also been enormous. In 1905, an average male factory worker older than 16 took home $11.16 a week, enough to buy about 41 cartons of eggs. Today, the median man earns $1,176 a week, enough to buy more than 275 cartons of eggs, even at today's elevated prices. If you can't help cringing when you see the cashier ring up eggs that cost twice as much as they did a year ago, it might help to remember that however poor you feel, your ancestors would have taken one look at your grocery cart and declared you rich beyond their dreams.

What if we didn't look at egg prices 100 years ago, but one year ago?

She's eternally flacking for Obama/Biden, as all good "Libertarians" do.

A friend says:

When it's SOTU night and the media is basically forced to fall back on "at least you don't have scurvy like your ancestors" you know things are going swimmingly.

Posted by: Ace at 03:21 PM




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Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at February 07, 2023 03:21 PM (k2CS3)

2 The egg shortage and price hikes are just mechanisms to drive more bugs into your diet.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at February 07, 2023 03:21 PM (AgSNr)

3 Yeaaaaaahhh buddddyyyy!!!

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at February 07, 2023 03:21 PM (k2CS3)

4 blinking guy meme reaction.

you know...vcr's used to be a luxury good too.

Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 07, 2023 03:22 PM (MLrvz)

5 Ah the ol' "You may not be better off now than you were last year, but you're still better off than you would have been 1000 years ago" approach. Works every time.

Posted by: weew at February 07, 2023 03:23 PM (+m+uH)

6 That's quite a hot take.

"Your ancestors in the Medieval ages had it worse, now just accept it."

I remember when I read McArdle pretty regularly. That was a long time ago, and now I see that I haven't missed much.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 03:23 PM (LvTSG)

7 and you know what else, megan, lobsters used to be dirt cheap...peasant and prisoner food.

now they're expensive!

must be slow Joe's doing.

Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 07, 2023 03:23 PM (MLrvz)

8 I honestly can't believe there are people getting mad about this column:

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Because you're dumb?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 03:23 PM (LvTSG)

9 >>>you know...vcr's used to be a luxury good too.

VCRs... when I was young my father would beat me with a large stick and quote lines from "First Blood" to me, and I considered that to be quality entertainment!

Posted by: ace at February 07, 2023 03:23 PM (C1Zwz)

10 What if we didn't look at egg prices 100 years ago, but one year ago?

Why do you hate all women?

Posted by: spindrift at February 07, 2023 03:24 PM (h5TKJ)

11 Hey, be thankful you don't have the Black Plague, peasants.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 07, 2023 03:24 PM (M5z+9)

12 She is and always has been dumb and evil.

Posted by: Ganowicz Commie Exterminators, LTD. at February 07, 2023 03:24 PM (4vi12)

13 I like how ace and tucker are able to help us digest our nation's descent into fascism by skewering the servile press.

Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 07, 2023 03:24 PM (MLrvz)

14 It's still incredibly disheartening that people just don't seem to really give a damn about inflation, at least if we're using 2022 as a guide.

As long as people get to obsess over their pet vanity issues, they'll be fine paying $800 for their weekly groceries under Biden.

Posted by: Blago at February 07, 2023 03:24 PM (cOFom)

15 What's the SOTU drinking word?

Posted by: Marcus T at February 07, 2023 03:24 PM (M5z+9)

16 She's comparing egg prices of 1905 to now?! Can we have Theodore Roosevelt back as President?

Has Megan McArdle ever written anything that was sensible?!!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 07, 2023 03:24 PM (D+F6R)

17 9 >>>you know...vcr's used to be a luxury good too.

VCRs... when I was young my father would beat me with a large stick and quote lines from "First Blood" to me, and I considered that to be quality entertainment!

Posted by: ace at February 07, 2023 03:23 PM (C1Zwz)

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Your dad quoted First Blood?! What a luxury!

Mine quoted Deadly Prey while he beat us, and we thought we were lucky!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 03:24 PM (LvTSG)

18 Washington Post's Eternally Pro-Socialist "Libertarian" Megan McArdle: Akshually, Eggs Are Cheaper Than They've Ever Been Before, Ingrates

She's come a long way from the Jane Galt blog she used to run. You go, girl.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at February 07, 2023 03:25 PM (/iWhV)

19 Are we going because the dollar is worth less?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 07, 2023 03:25 PM (zZu0s)

20 I remember when my dad brought home the deer hunter. two VCR tapes in one box!

My dad turned to me and said, this is the true story of Scranton Joe, Delaware's beloved Senator.

I cried, asking him what we as a nation have done to thank God that we had such valuable men looking out for union members like us

Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 07, 2023 03:25 PM (MLrvz)

21 20 I remember when my dad brought home the deer hunter. two VCR tapes in one box!

My dad turned to me and said, this is the true story of Scranton Joe, Delaware's beloved Senator.

I cried, asking him what we as a nation have done to thank God that we had such valuable men looking out for union members like us
Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 07, 2023 03:25 PM (MLrvz)

*golfclap*

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 07, 2023 03:26 PM (zZu0s)

22 What if we didn't look at egg prices 100 years ago, but one year ago?

As you noted, McCardle has admitted to being dishonest. That's all you really need to know about her.

Libertarian journalists are an even bigger scam than conservative journalists.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at February 07, 2023 03:26 PM (KFhLj)

23 "Why this thing really isn't this thing" is just so on-brand for liberals.

Saying it again, liberalism is a reality-free joy ride.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 07, 2023 03:26 PM (KbCG3)

24 These people never had to work an actual job. You know like a shovel or wheelbarrow, some labor that makes a body sweat.

Posted by: Eromero at February 07, 2023 03:26 PM (MF3yS)

25 I see *someone* is trying to out-stupid Max Boot and Jen Rubin.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 07, 2023 03:26 PM (llON8)

26 If you can't help cringing when you see the cashier ring up eggs that cost twice as much as they did a year ago, it might help to remember that however poor you feel, your ancestors would have taken one look at your grocery cart and declared you rich beyond their dreams.
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"Sure, things are expensive and you're poorer than you were last year but you should be happy we haven't yet reduced you to mud huts like your ancient ancestors had to live in" is not as strong an argument as she thinks...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 03:26 PM (t0OGg)

27 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 07, 2023 03:27 PM (Zz0t1)

28 I honestly can't believe there are people getting mad about this column: https://t.co/2W04VrHX3F

— Megan McArdle (@asymmetricinfo) February 7, 2023

That's because you're a stupid whore, Megan.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 07, 2023 03:27 PM (UuD2k)

29 My grandmother grew up without air conditioning, refrigeration, and electricity. What's your point, lady? Inflation is a tax, and Biden's and the dems' money spending bills to fight it is like raping for virginity.

Posted by: jim (in Kalizonia) at February 07, 2023 03:27 PM (4D0Mw)

30 14 It's still incredibly disheartening that people just don't seem to really give a damn about inflation, at least if we're using 2022 as a guide.

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hey, we got the inflation reduction act and a few other trillion dollar pork bills passed and all it cost us was $5 eggs, $5 gas, and the value of our savings cut in half.

just think how much reparations is going to do!

Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 07, 2023 03:27 PM (MLrvz)

31 She forgot to mention that the chocolate ration has also been increased.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 07, 2023 03:27 PM (lTGtQ)

32 23 "Why this thing really isn't this thing" is just so on-brand for liberals.

Saying it again, liberalism is a reality-free joy ride.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 07, 2023 03:26 PM (KbCG3)

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"Who are you going to believe? Me or your lying eyes?"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 03:27 PM (LvTSG)

33 https://youtu.be/L2W8A942JWQ

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 07, 2023 03:27 PM (Zz0t1)

34 Some people say 'aigs"

Posted by: kallisto at February 07, 2023 03:27 PM (dCxaZ)

35 I honestly can't believe there are people getting mad about this column:
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Perhaps they dislike fellow-traveling quislings.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 07, 2023 03:27 PM (g3gMh)

36 This chick is an idiot

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at February 07, 2023 03:27 PM (NW9xb)

37 "Sure, things are expensive and you're poorer than you were last year but you should be happy we haven't yet reduced you to mud huts like your ancient ancestors had to live in" is not as strong an argument as she thinks...
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 03:26 PM (t0OGg)

'Yet' being the operative word, peasant.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 07, 2023 03:27 PM (zZu0s)

38 32 23 "Why this thing really isn't this thing" is just so on-brand for liberals.

Saying it again, liberalism is a reality-free joy ride.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 07, 2023 03:26 PM (KbCG3)

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"Who are you going to believe? Me or your lying eyes?"
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 03:27 PM (LvTSG)

Remember, only one of these things goes on your social credit score!

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at February 07, 2023 03:27 PM (eYoxG)

39 26 "Sure, things are expensive and you're poorer than you were last year but you should be happy we haven't yet reduced you to mud huts like your ancient ancestors had to live in" is not as strong an argument as she thinks...
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 03:26 PM (t0OGg)

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It's almost like trying to defend the indefensible makes you stupid.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 03:27 PM (LvTSG)

40 This is like SCOAMF telling us how we disappoint him and we should be thanking him.

Mitch is asshoe

Posted by: micky at February 07, 2023 03:27 PM (3byMq)

41 @DavidStrom Replying to @asymmetricinfo
I can. You think like an economist. In fact, you are the most rational person I read, and that I why I read you. But the sudden spike is painful, and you appear to be downplaying their pain, so people resent you for it.

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She's still not going to sleep with you, Dave.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 03:28 PM (t0OGg)

42
You're still a lot better off than a guy who's completely engulfed in flames, so quit yer bellyaching and be grateful!

Posted by: weew at February 07, 2023 03:28 PM (+m+uH)

43 MOTHERF.....


ok teen boy mom here

my big guy costs us $30 a day now!!!! yes he's very tall but omg!!!

so half a gallon of milk / 6 eggs / meat (usually ground beef or whatever, not sirloin steak!) etc for just him every day! and he eats lunch at school!

I want to punch Megan the Idiot in the FACE

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 07, 2023 03:28 PM (w0NJk)

44 28

I like using the scottish Hoor pronunciation

Posted by: jim (in Kalizonia) at February 07, 2023 03:28 PM (4D0Mw)

45 I said this a couple days ago -

The progressive project can be summarized as stealing wealth and freedom from the public, and giving it to the ruling class.

All their programs require making us poorer and less free. The woke agenda, AGW hysteria, their wars,...
People will not consent to this if they understood or had power. They all think they will be the ones with the money making decisions. $8 eggs is only the beginning - they want you to spend 100% of your income on necessities, which will be bugs, tinyhomes, mass transit and tiktok

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at February 07, 2023 03:28 PM (0y6t+)

46 Next, fried chicken eaten by white folks will be declared racist.

Oh, wait......

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at February 07, 2023 03:28 PM (BdMk6)

47 TBH, though, the increase in egg prices have made me happy to pay the extra $2 to get the free range, hippy (although modern hippies are RW) chicken eggs.

Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 07, 2023 03:28 PM (MLrvz)

48 I honestly can't believe there are people getting mad about this column: https://t.co/2W04VrHX3F

— Megan McArdle (@asymmetricinfo) February 7, 2023



Because you stoopid.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 07, 2023 03:28 PM (Zz0t1)

49 35 I honestly can't believe there are people getting mad about this column:
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Perhaps they dislike fellow-traveling quislings.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 07, 2023 03:27 PM (g3gMh)

ace especially seems to feel the sting of the slings and arrows of betrayal. I can't say as I blame him.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 07, 2023 03:28 PM (zZu0s)

50
Next she can tell us to ignore the average lifespan decrease that has occurred in this country over the last several years, by looking instead at how long people lived 100 years ago.

See the big picture. You want to show everyone how smart you are, like Big Brain McArdle, don't you?

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at February 07, 2023 03:28 PM (WMAOf)

51 41 @DavidStrom Replying to @asymmetricinfo
I can. You think like an economist. In fact, you are the most rational person I read, and that I why I read you. But the sudden spike is painful, and you appear to be downplaying their pain, so people resent you for it.
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She's still not going to sleep with you, Dave.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 03:28 PM (t0OGg)

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And she's a CVS 4, too.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 03:28 PM (LvTSG)

52 McArdle, McCain, Markle — What the hell is it with chicks naked “Meghan?”

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 07, 2023 03:28 PM (+rTCi)

53 How much time will Senile Joe spend tonight bragging about how awesome his presidency has been?

Posted by: N.Lurker at February 07, 2023 03:28 PM (eGTCV)

54 And before 1920 you woudn't have been able to vote, beeoch. So back in the kitchen w' ya! You're relatively freeer now than in most of our history!

Posted by: Zek at February 07, 2023 03:28 PM (5FPX4)

55 you know...vcr's used to be a luxury good too.

and the hi-fi

and the tee.vee set

and the air conditioner

Posted by: kallisto at February 07, 2023 03:28 PM (dCxaZ)

56 It's almost like trying to defend the indefensible makes you stupid.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 03:27 PM (LvTSG)

*glares at TJM*

Posted by: Karine Jean-Pierre at February 07, 2023 03:29 PM (PiwSw)

57 This makes perfect sense in the leftist's warped view of Mankind. Progress is not defined by improvements in Man's living conditions and longevity and health...it is defined by political progression.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2023 03:29 PM (XIJ/X)

58 If you think you have things bad under Biden, imagine how cavemen felt!!!

Posted by: ... at February 07, 2023 03:29 PM (1VDk9)

59 McArdle wrote an article right before the 2016 election saying that Trump shouldn't be elected, because Trump couldn't be trusted with control of nuclear weapons, and would obviously trigger off World War Three.

I stopped reading her then.

Just another so-called "conservative" who sold herself to the left-wing media.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 07, 2023 03:29 PM (2tUFv)

60 $4.75 but getting Pa Co-op brand

Posted by: Skip at February 07, 2023 03:29 PM (xhxe8)

61 I honestly can't believe there are people getting mad about this column:
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I don't think she's lying. She probably actually can't believe it. She cannot understand why someone would have a negative reaction to her column about how poverty is prosperity and that we should be grateful to be paying twice as much for eggs because it isn't four times as much.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 03:29 PM (t0OGg)

62 56 It's almost like trying to defend the indefensible makes you stupid.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 03:27 PM (LvTSG)

*glares at TJM*
Posted by: Karine Jean-Pierre at February 07, 2023 03:29 PM (PiwSw)

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Oh, no, honey.

You were stupid already.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 03:29 PM (LvTSG)

63 Our KneePad Media is just perpetually in Lewinsky Mode, gagging and sobbing and happily fellating the latest Leftist liar to occupy the Oval Office.

God help us.

Posted by: Sam Adams at February 07, 2023 03:29 PM (VDbGO)

64 I think the left likes to compare conditions now to what they were more than a century ago, because they have been reliably informed that we are heading back there rapidly.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 07, 2023 03:29 PM (lTGtQ)

65 Hope somebody throws an egg at Joe tonight.

Posted by: wth at February 07, 2023 03:29 PM (v0R5T)

66 Having only recently emerged from my dingy, smoke filled limestone cavern overlooking a primeval European forest, I declare myself rich beyond my dreams to have a large-brained mammal like Megan McArdle to tell me that I'd be better off a few thousand years from now. If I can survive the food deserts and bug-eating that the criminal Joe Biden and his minions are in the process of imposing.

Posted by: Erik In Texas at February 07, 2023 03:29 PM (7N808)

67 But sure same eggs were in $2.xx within 2 years ago

Posted by: Skip at February 07, 2023 03:30 PM (xhxe8)

68 Hope somebody throws an egg at Joe tonight.
Posted by: wth at February 07, 2023 03:29 PM (v0R5T)
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Insurrection *in* the chamber? When the wounds of Jan 6 are still so raw? You're a monster!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 03:30 PM (t0OGg)

69 The fact that our standard of living is the top 1% in the world never seemed to shut people up about Trump Saying Doody but what the hell do I know, go suck your $8 egg and be happy, peasant.

Posted by: ... at February 07, 2023 03:30 PM (1VDk9)

70 McCardle's comments are entirely irrelevant to the issue. Working people buying food are comparing prices to last month or last year, not a hundred years ago.

She is right that our way of life is immeasurably easier than the life of citizens so long ago, but what does that have to do with inflation hitting todays household budget? Nada.

What a dipshit column.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 07, 2023 03:30 PM (N7SoB)

71 I honestly can't believe there are people getting mad about being beaten up.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 07, 2023 03:30 PM (63Dwl)

72 Bullshit. Eggs and milk used to be so common that they were staples of depression-era cooking.

Fuck Megan McArdle.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards (Logan Tiberius 2012-2021) at February 07, 2023 03:30 PM (xcxpd)

73 If you gotta break out 100 plus year old numbers to explain the price of eggs today, your retarded.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 07, 2023 03:30 PM (EIIsz)

74 Yes and in the 70's a Texas Instrument hand held calculator would cost you over $200. A big screen TV 15 years ago was quadruple the price they are now.

Stupid Bint.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 07, 2023 03:30 PM (l4nmh)

75 Well, 100 years ago we had dueling and corrupt politicians could get tarred and feathered. How about we give those a second look?

Posted by: UGAdawg at February 07, 2023 03:30 PM (W6jfi)

76 65 Hope somebody throws an egg at Joe tonight.
Posted by: wth at February 07, 2023 03:29 PM (v0R5T)

House should do a balloon drop at the end. Come on McLuntz!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 07, 2023 03:30 PM (UuD2k)

77 72 Bullshit. Eggs and milk used to be so common that they were staples of depression-era cooking.

Fuck Megan McArdle.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards (Logan Tiberius 2012-2021) at February 07, 2023 03:30 PM (xcxpd)

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I know you wish you could get more, but seriously, you should be able to do better than Megan McArdle.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 03:31 PM (LvTSG)

78 72 Bullshit. Eggs and milk used to be so common that they were staples of depression-era cooking.


exactly!!!

now that said my Nonna had her own chickens, and I'm starting to think I have to go back to old ways too

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 07, 2023 03:31 PM (w0NJk)

79 Something that's always intrigued me lately is how did Libertarians become so over-represented in the media? And I'm not talking fake Libertarians like McArdle. Good grief over half of the FOX News "on air talent" are Libertarians.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 07, 2023 03:31 PM (76Foq)

80 Egg production has probably gotten a whole lot bigger since 1900

Posted by: Skip at February 07, 2023 03:31 PM (xhxe8)

81 >>> 77

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 03:31 PM (LvTSG)

That's just mean.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 07, 2023 03:31 PM (llON8)

82 McCardle's comments are entirely irrelevant to the issue. Working people buying food are comparing prices to last month or last year, not a hundred years ago.

She is right that our way of life is immeasurably easier than the life of citizens so long ago, but what does that have to do with inflation hitting todays household budget? Nada.

What a dipshit column.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 07, 2023 03:30 PM (N7SoB)
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I'll just quote TJM from upthread on this one:

It's almost like trying to defend the indefensible makes you stupid.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 03:27 PM (LvTSG)

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 03:31 PM (t0OGg)

83 Isn't wonderful ... scrofula has been eliminated in the United States (except for parts of Delaware)

Posted by: Megan McFartle at February 07, 2023 03:32 PM (QFC8B)

84 What's the SOTU drinking word?
Posted by: Marcus T at February 07, 2023 03:24 PM (M5z+9)
.........

One word: MAGA Republicans.

Posted by: wth at February 07, 2023 03:32 PM (v0R5T)

85 61 I honestly can't believe there are people getting mad about this column:
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She's lying. She knows exactly what she wrote and why.

Posted by: ... at February 07, 2023 03:32 PM (1VDk9)

86 Ace,

Know you don't read comments much but Martin Gurri has an interesting piece on defining a workable populism at City Journal
https://tinyurl.com/y4rry9sw

His key three unifying values are sovereignty from citizenship to nationhood, equality (not equity) in a political arena, and obligation (values that restrain behavior affecting the common weal).

Posted by: whig at February 07, 2023 03:32 PM (V435m)

87 Hope somebody throws an egg at Joe tonight.

Posted by: wth



Nobody can afford that.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 07, 2023 03:32 PM (lTGtQ)

88
A big screen TV 15 years ago was quadruple the price they are now.

I'm eating my TV.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 07, 2023 03:32 PM (63Dwl)

89 groceries are shocking

we do well - make good money - but I cannot imagine how much this is hurting people without any cushion

because it is DRAMATIC

we also - in southeastern PA - have a lot of shortages, still

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 07, 2023 03:32 PM (w0NJk)

90 Looking at Megan's photo makes me think she needs to get plenty of sun. Her pasty gray face looks like she's dead.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 07, 2023 03:32 PM (D25PY)

91 And the average southern man of wealth before 1860 could buy a whole human being. Your point being...?

Posted by: Zek at February 07, 2023 03:32 PM (5FPX4)

92 "https://youtu.be/L2W8A942JWQ"

LOL! Classic!

Posted by: Shaftoe at February 07, 2023 03:32 PM (BZYCq)

93 A hundred years ago, McArdle would have been barefoot, pregnant, and not writing columns for the Washington Post.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 07, 2023 03:32 PM (2tUFv)

94 It's still incredibly disheartening that people just don't seem to really give a damn about inflation, at least if we're using 2022 as a guide.


Posted by: Blago

And that should be a major point of Sarah's response tonight.

Keep reminding people - with charts and pics of exactly what stuff cost last year and the year before. And then a second pic of what it would cost today at 3% inflation.

Finally, when the world begins to grow what gas will cost 2 years from now compared to today.

Repetitive is the best response to the MSM non reporting

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at February 07, 2023 03:33 PM (NW9xb)

95 She's still not going to sleep with you, Dave.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 03:28 PM (t0OGg)


isn't it cute to watch these simps desperately claw at these bints on the Tweeter?

I find it highly entertaining. Some bint posts the most un-self aware claptrap and all of a sudden her tl is just hopping with incels hoping for a likey and a DM

Posted by: kallisto at February 07, 2023 03:33 PM (dCxaZ)

96 I know you wish you could get more, but seriously, you should be able to do better than Megan McArdle.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 03:31 PM (LvTSG)

You're right. I at least should see her in yoga pants doing squats first before I commit to anything.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards (Logan Tiberius 2012-2021) at February 07, 2023 03:33 PM (xcxpd)

97 What's the SOTU drinking word?

Anything shouted or whispered.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at February 07, 2023 03:33 PM (GFa1g)

98 I wasn't arrested, thrown into a box car, transported to a death camp and then gassed.

I guess I am doing great!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2023 03:33 PM (XIJ/X)

99 An odd assertion to the modern ear, until you realize that in 1896 a pound of round steak was about 35 percent cheaper than a pound of eggs. (Today, by contrast, a pound of eggs -- about 9 eggs -- would cost you roughly $3.21 at my grocery store, while a pound of round steak is $8.69.)

So, do we blame Biden for round steak not costing around $2/lb? 'Cause hearing it, I'm pissed off more than about high egg prices.

Posted by: Grimmy at February 07, 2023 03:33 PM (UrLdJ)

100 54 And before 1920 you woudn't have been able to vote, beeoch. So back in the kitchen w' ya! You're relatively freeer now than in most of our history!

Posted by: Zek at February 07, 2023 03:28 PM (5FPX4)

Barefoot and pregnant with only coat hanger to hang onto?

Posted by: jim (in Kalizonia) at February 07, 2023 03:33 PM (wUAh7)

101 Yes and in the 70's a Texas Instrument hand held calculator would cost you over $200. A big screen TV 15 years ago was quadruple the price they are now. ...
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 07, 2023 03:30 PM (l4nmh)
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This is what "hedonic adjustments" are for, and they are one thing that helps keep the inflation rate low.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 03:33 PM (t0OGg)

102 As she posts an image of eggs costing $8 a dozen.......

Guess she gets her eggs at the local diner in the form of poached or an omelette for $8 and thinks that's how it works.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 07, 2023 03:33 PM (Zz0t1)

103 Mussolini was hanged from a lamppost by his feet. Things changed. The old ways are best.

Posted by: Puddihead at February 07, 2023 03:33 PM (g/54t)

104

I like turtles

Posted by: John Fetterman at February 07, 2023 03:33 PM (vwCZJ)

105 Shorter McCardle: be grateful peasants.

Posted by: mr tmz at February 07, 2023 03:33 PM (rJ48h)

106 When I stop and compare my life to the Bronze Age civilizational collapse, everything is hunky dory.

Posted by: Stupidest Cunt on the Internet Today at February 07, 2023 03:33 PM (KFhLj)

107 If I understand correctly, these are our egg salad days!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 07, 2023 03:33 PM (FVME7)

108 God damn but the price of coal-scrounging urchins has gone up since the 20's. Bah!

Posted by: Zek at February 07, 2023 03:33 PM (5FPX4)

109 Some bint posts the most un-self aware claptrap and all of a sudden her tl is just hopping with incels hoping for a likey and a DM

Posted by: kallisto at February 07, 2023 03:33 PM (dCxaZ)

It has replaced sex for them.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2023 03:34 PM (XIJ/X)

110 How is this surprising. Remember, these are the same libertarians who justify importing goods made by Chinese slave labor with, "Sure, your wages might be depressed by competition, but your flatscreen TV is also cheaper!"

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at February 07, 2023 03:34 PM (wmDcS)

111 Who's bringing the baseball bat duffle to tonights melee? Unapproved pine-tar on the barrel of the bat will not be considered so George Brett should be in the clear.

Posted by: micky at February 07, 2023 03:34 PM (3byMq)

112 Way OT but I had a eureka moment earlier today when I was playing tennis and I saw a couple of women playing pickle ball. I think the name Pickle Ball derives from the combo of Paddle and Whiffle Ball. Phiffle Ball = Pickle Ball.

Is that correct and if so am I the only one that didn't know that?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 07, 2023 03:34 PM (l4nmh)

113 98 I wasn't arrested, thrown into a box car, transported to a death camp and then gassed.

I guess I am doing great!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2023 03:33 PM (XIJ/X)

=========

Pharaoh hasn't chased you down in a chariot once today. You should be grateful.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 03:34 PM (LvTSG)

114 These people never had to work an actual job. You know like a shovel or wheelbarrow, some labor that makes a body sweat.
Posted by: Eromero at February 07, 2023 03:26 PM (MF3yS)

Yup. In the olden days the sweat of my brow would buy me food and booze. But mostly booze.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at February 07, 2023 03:34 PM (BdMk6)

115 Essentially, the goal of those in power is to take all the benefits of civilization for themselves. We are to live as serfs in huts eating bugs.

Civilization provides:
-rule of law
-secure and free trade
-freedom of travel
-economies of scale
-choices
(what else? it is early and I am still half asleep)

They want all that. We eat the bugs.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at February 07, 2023 03:34 PM (0y6t+)

116 Some bint posts the most un-self aware claptrap and all of a sudden her tl is just hopping with incels hoping for a likey and a DM

Posted by: kallisto at February 07, 2023 03:33 PM (dCxaZ)


If they're going after McArdle then they are truly desperate.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at February 07, 2023 03:34 PM (wmDcS)

117 How do stupid people get these well paying jobs? Nobody thinks that the price of eggs today is "cheaper than you might think".

Posted by: Conservative gamer and movie watcher at February 07, 2023 03:34 PM (ZLI7S)

118 "100 years ago people would have appreciated these egg prices. "

That's the essence of her fallacy.

But she's an "economist" and reaching back 100 years on a commodity price in order to try and rationalize your political views is somehow valid.

*makes jerking motion*

Posted by: Marcus T at February 07, 2023 03:35 PM (M5z+9)

119 If they're going after McArdle then they are truly desperate.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at February 07, 2023 03:34 PM (wmDcS)


"any port in a storm" no longer applies?

Posted by: kallisto at February 07, 2023 03:35 PM (dCxaZ)

120 32 23 "Why this thing really isn't this thing" is just so on-brand for liberals.

Saying it again, liberalism is a reality-free joy ride.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 07, 2023 03:26 PM (KbCG3)

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"Who are you going to believe? Me or your lying eyes?"
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 03:27 PM (LvTSG)

"Actually, your eyes aren't lying. They're just operating under a white-man's capitalistic, modern worldview. Here's why everything you see and experience isn't at all what you see and experience."

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 07, 2023 03:35 PM (KbCG3)

121 Looking at Megan's photo makes me think she needs to get plenty of sun. Her pasty gray face looks like she's dead.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 07, 2023 03:32 PM (D25PY)


She's spent the past couple years hiding from COVID.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at February 07, 2023 03:35 PM (wmDcS)

122 People are mad at her for writing that article because they really just want to date her and know they can't.

Posted by: Alexandra Ocrazio CoTits at February 07, 2023 03:35 PM (Zz0t1)

123 isn't it cute to watch these simps desperately claw at these bints on the Tweeter?

I find it highly entertaining. Some bint posts the most un-self aware claptrap and all of a sudden her tl is just hopping with incels hoping for a likey and a DM
Posted by: kallisto at February 07, 2023 03:33 PM (dCxaZ)
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HAHAHHA. While I do not disagree with you, I do want to point out that David Strom is an editor at HotAir. This is a cuck defending a whore against the rubes.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 03:35 PM (t0OGg)

124
20 years ago, McArdle was one of the good ones. The problem with her and other "libertarians" is that Trump and/or life in DC make them leftists.

A house divided against itself cannot stand. Pundits cannot endure, permanently socially liberal and fiscally conservative. They will cease to be divided and become all one thing, and always liberal.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 07, 2023 03:35 PM (MoZTd)

125 >>> 14 It's still incredibly disheartening that people just don't seem to really give a damn about inflation, at least if we're using 2022 as a guide.

As long as people get to obsess over their pet vanity issues, they'll be fine paying $800 for their weekly groceries under Biden.
Posted by: Blago at February 07, 2023 03:24 PM (cOFom)

Anyone who is stressing about inflation is either a class-traitor or a stupid deplorable and thus not worthy of interviewing or even mentioning on the teewee.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 07, 2023 03:35 PM (llON8)

126 55 you know...vcr's used to be a luxury good too.

and the hi-fi

and the tee.vee set

and the air conditioner

Posted by: kallisto at February 07, 2023 03:28 PM (dCxaZ)

And they will be again, but this time gas and wood stoves will be luxuries you aren't allowed to have

Posted by: jim (in Kalizonia) at February 07, 2023 03:35 PM (wUAh7)

127 Megan McArdle is one of those people who inexplicably became prominent for no discernible reason.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 07, 2023 03:35 PM (X6HIX)

128 120 "Actually, your eyes aren't lying. They're just operating under a white-man's capitalistic, modern worldview. Here's why everything you see and experience isn't at all what you see and experience."
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 07, 2023 03:35 PM (KbCG3)

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So...you're saying my eyes are lying?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 03:35 PM (LvTSG)

129 How does the price of the egg salad in Biden's skull today compare to what it would have cost 100 years ago?

Posted by: N.Lurker at February 07, 2023 03:36 PM (eGTCV)

130 Megan McArdle is cheaper than you might think.

Posted by: ... at February 07, 2023 03:36 PM (1VDk9)

131 98 I wasn't arrested, thrown into a box car, transported to a death camp and then gassed.

I guess I am doing great!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2023 03:33 PM (XIJ/X)

Well, there you go, friend!
-Nazi Camp Guard after the war

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 07, 2023 03:36 PM (zZu0s)

132

What's the price on insect eggs? They are really good for you and you people should start embracing them!

Admit they're a little hard to crack did its size but you should just eat their shell too. Lots of nutrients.

Posted by: Karenkunt at February 07, 2023 03:36 PM (xYo5N)

133 But she's an "economist" and reaching back 100 years on a commodity price in order to try and rationalize your political views is somehow valid.

*makes jerking motion*

Posted by: Marcus T at February 07, 2023 03:35 PM (M5z+9)


She's not an economist, she's a fucking journalist and nothing more.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at February 07, 2023 03:36 PM (wmDcS)

134 97 What's the SOTU drinking word?

Anything shouted or whispered.
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With concentration camp fencing up around the 'People's House" imma gonna guess Mega Magas need cleansing. Just a guess.

Posted by: Puddihead at February 07, 2023 03:36 PM (g/54t)

135 Anyone who read McArdle during the health care debates knows she's the farthest thing from a libertarian. I like her writing style, but she doesn't have anything you could call a coherent intellectual framework.

Like Althouse, she makes a big show of deliberating about every election and then votes Democrat just like you knew she would.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 07, 2023 03:36 PM (wGeit)

136 Just to pile on, McArdle has been a 'tard for a long time. Often wondered if Reynolds had something going on with her seeing as she was often linked on his blog way back when.

Then again, he linked an awful lot to that mensa candidate law prof from Wisconsin, whatshername.

And now I've given myself the involuntary shudders

Posted by: KJP is a race and gender swapped Side Show Bob at February 07, 2023 03:36 PM (QpUKb)

137 86
Know you don't read comments much but Martin Gurri has an interesting piece on defining a workable populism at City Journal
https://tinyurl.com/y4rry9sw

His key three unifying values are sovereignty from citizenship to nationhood, equality (not equity) in a political arena, and obligation (values that restrain behavior affecting the common weal).
Posted by: whig at February 07, 2023 03:32 PM (V435m)

That doesn't seem to propose a means to incorporate existing or future elites. Egalitarian nationalism and civic duty is all well and good, but it is not by itself a framework for stable government. Ideology merely for the purpose of campaigning is insufficient.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at February 07, 2023 03:36 PM (eYoxG)

138 Dropping life expectancy isn't as big a deal as you might think.

300 years ago people would love to live as long as they do now.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 07, 2023 03:36 PM (ZLI7S)

139 Way OT but I had a eureka moment earlier today when I was playing tennis and I saw a couple of women playing pickle ball. I think the name Pickle Ball derives from the combo of Paddle and Whiffle Ball. Phiffle Ball = Pickle Ball.

Is that correct and if so am I the only one that didn't know that?
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 07, 2023 03:34 PM (l4nmh)

Yes. You are the only one that didn't know that.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at February 07, 2023 03:36 PM (BdMk6)

140 20 years ago, McArdle was one of the good ones.
______________

I've always thought she was a nitwit.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 07, 2023 03:37 PM (X6HIX)

141 People in the 60's used to be able to drive a brand new car off the lot for $2,000.

The stupid in this woman is weapons grade.

Posted by: Alexandra Ocrazio CoTits at February 07, 2023 03:37 PM (Zz0t1)

142 Dear Lord, these people need to do better head shots.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 07, 2023 03:37 PM (zZu0s)

143 Well my governor, Sarah Sanders, will be giving the Republican rebuttal tonight. That should be interesting. She is generally pretty blunt.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at February 07, 2023 03:37 PM (pohLc)

144 129 How does the price of the egg salad in Biden's skull today compare to what it would have cost 100 years ago?
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Pretty sure Biden's of any age have brains like egg salad. He's Irish, you know.

Posted by: Puddihead at February 07, 2023 03:37 PM (g/54t)

145 124
20 years ago, McArdle was one of the good ones. The problem with her and other "libertarians" is that Trump and/or life in DC make them leftists.

A house divided against itself cannot stand. Pundits cannot endure, permanently socially liberal and fiscally conservative. They will cease to be divided and become all one thing, and always liberal.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 07, 2023 03:35 PM (MoZTd)

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Trump didn't maker her leftist.

The popularity of Trump with the people meant that she could no longer pretend to be libertarian to her media employers. Trump just revealed who she really was. She chose to do that in order to keep getting her thinly sourced thoughts published on a regular basis.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 03:37 PM (LvTSG)

146 Cavity? Smash it with a hammer! So much better than witchcraft like in the olden times.

Posted by: Zek at February 07, 2023 03:37 PM (5FPX4)

147 State of the Union Drinking word:
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Asufutimaehaehfutbw

Posted by: Any Non word - you be drunk five minutes in, and throwing up in 15 at February 07, 2023 03:37 PM (himBl)

148 79 Something that's always intrigued me lately is how did Libertarians become so over-represented in the media? And I'm not talking fake Libertarians like McArdle. Good grief over half of the FOX News "on air talent" are Libertarians.
Posted by: lowandslow
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Libertarianism, Inc, probably due to Koch Bros in the past, has become liberaltarism as an ideology basically means privatizing gains while imposing losses on society. Small ell libertarianism argues that government power more often creates problems to societies when it addresses behaviors best left to individuals or society to address. At the extreme of small ell libertarianism is anarchism where only the individual is fit to judge their own behavior and that is where the do what thou wilt but cause no harm to others comes from as a limiting principle.

Posted by: whig at February 07, 2023 03:37 PM (V435m)

149 138 Dropping life expectancy isn't as big a deal as you might think.

300 years ago people would love to live as long as they do now.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 07, 2023 03:36 PM (ZLI7S)
_____________

Natives in Borneo with bones through their noses would give their formal wear jock straps to live as long as we do now.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 07, 2023 03:38 PM (X6HIX)

150 Her reasoning works for crime too. You think the murder rate is high now? It was worse in some places in the mid-90s, so ignore the fact that in many cities the murder rate is double what it was 4 or 5 years ago.

Posted by: Dave at February 07, 2023 03:38 PM (nLwaa)

151 Posted by: KJP is a race and gender swapped Side Show Bob at February 07, 2023 03:36 PM (QpUKb)


I find this comment in extremely bad taste.

Posted by: Robert Underdunk Terwilliger, Jr. at February 07, 2023 03:38 PM (PiwSw)

152 "It's not happening, h8rs, and you should be grateful that it is!"

Posted by: ShainS -- I'm a Freeborn Man of the USA at February 07, 2023 03:38 PM (Z16YI)

153 LOL

@Factcheckmy0 Replying to @asymmetricinfo
You judge historic figures based on current ideals, why not economy too? 🤡

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 03:38 PM (t0OGg)

154 Is it easier to buy a gun than an egg?

Posted by: Eromero at February 07, 2023 03:38 PM (MF3yS)

155 Libertarianism is political philosophy for arrested adolescents.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 07, 2023 03:38 PM (X6HIX)

156 128 120 "Actually, your eyes aren't lying. They're just operating under a white-man's capitalistic, modern worldview. Here's why everything you see and experience isn't at all what you see and experience."
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 07, 2023 03:35 PM (KbCG3)

=======

So...you're saying my eyes are lying?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 03:35 PM (LvTSG)

No, no, not at all. Yes, you are seeing things becoming more expensive. But what you are not UNDERSTANDING is why that's a good thing and also a great thing!

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 07, 2023 03:38 PM (KbCG3)

157 wait, eggs delivered by horse were more expensive?

Posted by: x at February 07, 2023 03:38 PM (ZBPE2)

158 Megan McArdle is comparing a post-WW2 / Cold War era cookbook with "mock" recipes to today?
The average American (like me) suspect we're on the cusp of WW3, but Megan a prepper?

Posted by: Coki at February 07, 2023 03:38 PM (uA0Ww)

159 McCardle used to have some good writing. I used some of her articles for years when I taught intel analysis. Trump broke her, like he did so many others in DC.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at February 07, 2023 03:38 PM (wmDcS)

160 136 Then again, he linked an awful lot to that mensa candidate law prof from Wisconsin, whatshername.

And now I've given myself the involuntary shudders
Posted by: KJP is a race and gender swapped Side Show Bob at February 07, 2023 03:36 PM (QpUKb)

=========

Ann Althouse was more interesting than McArdle. McArdle, at best, said standard libertarian things you could get anywhere else in places like certain corners of NRO pre-Trump.

Althouse is reflective of mushy-headed midwest women who insist that they vote on ideas but always revert to voting on abortion and personality. I think she was interesting to read that way.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 03:39 PM (LvTSG)

161 Megan McCardle's theme song, courtesy of Monty Python

https://tinyurl.com/3mtywkf8

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 07, 2023 03:39 PM (N7SoB)

162
She's not an economist, she's a fucking journalist and nothing more.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at February 07, 2023 03:36 PM (wmDcS)



HOW DARE YOU!!!!

Posted by: Paula Krugmanberg at February 07, 2023 03:39 PM (Zz0t1)

163 The fatal flaw of libertarianism is assholes. Some asshole is always going to take it too far and ruin it for everyone.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 07, 2023 03:39 PM (Y5qcH)

164 I do want to point out that David Strom is an editor at HotAir.

evidently he doesn't get the concept of "self-respect".

At all.

Posted by: kallisto at February 07, 2023 03:39 PM (dCxaZ)

165 151 Posted by: KJP is a race and gender swapped Side Show Bob at February 07, 2023 03:36 PM (QpUKb)


I find this comment in extremely bad taste.
Posted by: Robert Underdunk Terwilliger, Jr. at February 07, 2023 03:38 PM (PiwSw)

I like to call KJP Shit Show Bob.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 07, 2023 03:39 PM (KbCG3)

166 Trump didn't maker her leftist.

The popularity of Trump with the people meant that she could no longer pretend to be libertarian to her media employers. Trump just revealed who she really was. She chose to do that in order to keep getting her thinly sourced thoughts published on a regular basis.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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I agree, read her on an off for years but ultimately, like Althouse, all of her errors or obfuscations only ran in one direction. I regard Kotkin and a lot of other Insty sources the same way. Apologist for the left but admitting disruptions in the matrix.

Posted by: whig at February 07, 2023 03:40 PM (V435m)

167 Biden is actually quite a bit more intelligent than the average hominid in the Devonian era.

Posted by: Zek at February 07, 2023 03:40 PM (5FPX4)

168 There's something about the whole price of eggs thing that's been bugging me. There has to be a joke in there somewhere involving Faberge eggs but I absolutely can not put my finger on it. I got nothing.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at February 07, 2023 03:40 PM (cupoy)

169 129 How does the price of the egg salad in Biden's skull today compare to what it would have cost 100 years ago?
______________

It's not egg salad, it's moldy guacamole.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 07, 2023 03:40 PM (X6HIX)

170 At the extreme of small ell libertarianism is anarchism where only the individual is fit to judge their own behavior and that is where the do what thou wilt but cause no harm to others comes from as a limiting principle.
Posted by: whig at February 07, 2023 03:37 PM (V435m)

Amusingly this becomes open advocacy for feudalism when the need for a force to enforce the principle is explored. Then they start talking about the incentives to amass bullion...

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at February 07, 2023 03:40 PM (eYoxG)

171 To get an egg all you have to say is "there are three lights"

Posted by: Smell the Glove at February 07, 2023 03:40 PM (D4TsQ)

172 Something that's always intrigued me lately is how did Libertarians become so over-represented in the media? And I'm not talking fake Libertarians like McArdle. Good grief over half of the FOX News "on air talent" are Libertarians.
Posted by: lowandslow


Libertarianism became popular with the college crowd who weren't progressive, but didn't want to be associated with those icky Jesus types. Plus, it was an easy way for moderately attractive women to score a gig on the talk shows.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at February 07, 2023 03:40 PM (wmDcS)

173 Eggs, the perfect food. We're getting chickens this spring. Not because egg prices are higher than before, but for the nutritional and flavor benefits.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at February 07, 2023 03:40 PM (Mzdiz)

174 This bikini brunette on the beach isn't swayed by the argument that because a commodity was more expensive in her grandfather's time, she should be pretty happy about a 100%+ year-over-year increase:
https://is.gd/r1uLXa

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 03:40 PM (t0OGg)

175 How does the price of the egg salad in Biden's skull today compare to what it would have cost 100 years ago?
Posted by: N.Lurker
........

Way cheaper now. Back then you would have to make your own mayonnaise.

Posted by: wth at February 07, 2023 03:40 PM (v0R5T)

176 megan probably gonna get people upset at her column declared domestic terrorists like the NoVa school system did

Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 07, 2023 03:40 PM (MLrvz)

177 It's still incredibly disheartening that people just don't seem to really give a damn about inflation, at least if we're using 2022 as a guide.


Posted by: Blago
==
*chuckles at the irony*

Posted by: then moves on at February 07, 2023 03:41 PM (yxyEF)

178 There's something about the whole price of eggs thing that's been bugging me. There has to be a joke in there somewhere involving Faberge eggs but I absolutely can not put my finger on it. I got nothing.
Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at February 07, 2023 03:40 PM (cupoy)
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The modern industrial, agricultural and commercial supply chains are as fragile as Faberge Eggs.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 03:41 PM (t0OGg)

179 Biden To Give SOTU Speech Tonight, Here's What He's Likely To Read

Biden will likely argue that Americans are doing better on average than when he took office, and falsely claim that inflation isn't his fault.

Posted by: SMOD at February 07, 2023 03:41 PM (RHGPo)

180 Eggs cost AT LEAST 4x more than they did 3 years ago when FJB was installed in office.

Along with other "luxury goods" that now cost more than ever before.

Idiot.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 07, 2023 03:41 PM (YIVH2)

181 154 Is it easier to buy a gun than an egg?
Posted by: Eromero at February 07, 2023 03:38 PM (MF3yS)

It is true. I can find much more variety at my local gun store, and they always have new models coming out. Try that with eggs.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 07, 2023 03:41 PM (zZu0s)

182 >>> 168 There's something about the whole price of eggs thing that's been bugging me. There has to be a joke in there somewhere involving Faberge eggs but I absolutely can not put my finger on it. I got nothing.
Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at February 07, 2023 03:40 PM (cupoy)

What does the big barroon have to do with the price of tea eggs in CHYna?

Posted by: This... is XiNN at February 07, 2023 03:42 PM (llON8)

183 Since we're talking about food back in 19 dickety, how come nobody buys barrels of salted pork anymore?

Posted by: bonhomme at February 07, 2023 03:42 PM (eyxn4)

184 Yep. In my corner of the country, eggs are so cheap that the local grocery store limits shoppers to two one-dozen cartons of eggs. They just can't keep them on the shelves at these prices.

/s

Posted by: Stu Podaso at February 07, 2023 03:42 PM (tG+xg)

185 @DavidStro @asymmetricinfo
I just breezed through some of the comments. Seems like a lot of displaced anger. I am hyper-partisan on many things, but these are basic facts. I don't see Megan ignoring the pain, just putting it in context. And I am firmly lower-middle class and cringe at the prices.

++++
Oy, what a cuck.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 03:42 PM (t0OGg)

186 172 Something that's always intrigued me lately is how did Libertarians become so over-represented in the media? And I'm not talking fake Libertarians like McArdle. Good grief over half of the FOX News "on air talent" are Libertarians.
Posted by: lowandslow

Libertarianism became popular with the college crowd who weren't progressive, but didn't want to be associated with those icky Jesus types. Plus, it was an easy way for moderately attractive women to score a gig on the talk shows.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at February 07, 2023 03:40 PM (wmDcS)

Yeah it's just an op to weaken their opposition by diverting potential converts.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at February 07, 2023 03:42 PM (eYoxG)

187 Anyone ever eat a 100 Year old egg. Century Egg?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 07, 2023 03:42 PM (l4nmh)

188 Never trust a woman with the first name of Megan, or one that sounds even remotely similar.

Ask us how we know.

Posted by: The British Royal Family at February 07, 2023 03:42 PM (w9Wax)

189 Yes, yes, compared to our Paleolithic ancestors life is easy. So let's not complain as we start backsliding to a less prosperous future.

Screw you, Megan.

Posted by: She Hobbit (out and about in Middle Earth) at February 07, 2023 03:43 PM (QeF4b)

190 It's not just eggs.

TheBlaze@theblaze
Jean-Pierre: “We’ve seen gas prices go down, again, because of the work that this president has done.”

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 07, 2023 03:43 PM (FVME7)

191 Eggs, the perfect food. We're getting chickens this spring. Not because egg prices are higher than before, but for the nutritional and flavor benefits.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at February 07, 2023 03:40 PM


Eggs are the most digestible protein that you can feed a dog, hands down the most beneficial food you can feed a dog.


But not at $6.00 a dozen.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 07, 2023 03:43 PM (uNylN)

192 167 Biden is actually quite a bit more intelligent than the average hominid in the Devonian era.
Posted by: Zek at February 07, 2023 03:40 PM (5FPX4)

One of my favorite Far Side cartoons:

https://is.gd/lbridR

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, Doctor of Housekeeping at February 07, 2023 03:43 PM (PiwSw)

193 >>> 173 Eggs, the perfect food. We're getting chickens this spring. Not because egg prices are higher than before, but for the nutritional and flavor benefits.
Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at February 07, 2023 03:40 PM (Mzdiz)

Not to mention, chickenshit is great fertilizer!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 07, 2023 03:43 PM (llON8)

194 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 03:42 PM (t0OGg)

Yeah, heterosexual men don't "breeze" through anything.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 07, 2023 03:43 PM (Y5qcH)

195 There has to be a joke in there somewhere involving Faberge eggs but I absolutely can not put my finger on it. I got nothing.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at February 07, 2023 03:40 PM (cupoy)

I think it would have made a good sock joke

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Fuck, these egg prices are getting ridiculous

Posted by: Faberge at February 07, 2023

Posted by: ... at February 07, 2023 03:43 PM (1VDk9)

196 188 Never trust a woman with the first name of Megan, or one that sounds even remotely similar.

Ask us how we know.
Posted by: The British Royal Family at February 07, 2023 03:42 PM (w9Wax)

I knew a Megan in High School...

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 07, 2023 03:44 PM (zZu0s)

197 A specific protein found in egg yolk help to prevent CoVId from binding to the ACE2 receptors.
Doin a big think here boss.

Posted by: Not Aaron Clarey at February 07, 2023 03:44 PM (rfq+l)

198 Let them eat eggs!

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at February 07, 2023 03:44 PM (TNyrE)

199 It's funny to see this story b/c I was just talking eggs and family dinners with the spouse. When eggs are cheap, it's scrambled eggs for everybody (21 for 6 people - teens eat). When eggs are pricey, it's egg pie/quiche (with rice milk) (about 12 eggs for 2 pies), b/c rice milk is pricey, but when eggs are priced higher than rice milk by volume, well, you make the egg pie.

Which may be on my Thursday dinner list b/c kids are jonesing for eggs and they like both options equally...

Posted by: Nova Local at February 07, 2023 03:44 PM (exHjb)

200 168 There's something about the whole price of eggs thing that's been bugging me. There has to be a joke in there somewhere involving Faberge eggs but I absolutely can not put my finger on it. I got nothing.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at February 07, 2023 03:40 PM (cupoy)

==
Thomas Massie made a crack on Twitter about complying with law and disclosing the value of 2 eggs from his family farm. He added a hashtag "#sassywithmassie."

Posted by: Coki at February 07, 2023 03:44 PM (uA0Ww)

201 It's such a stupid argument. Back then the majority of people didn't even buy eggs. They had their own chickens as we were still majority agrarian.

Posted by: CA Token at February 07, 2023 03:44 PM (JFifj)

202 From an Associate Editor of HOTAIR:

I just breezed through some of the comments. Seems like a lot of displaced anger. I am hyper-partisan on many things, but these are basic facts. I don't see Megan ignoring the pain, just putting it in context. And I am firmly lower-middle class and cringe at the prices.

Posted by: Kyle Coplen at February 07, 2023 03:45 PM (XJijT)

203 185 @DavidStro @asymmetricinfo
I just breezed through some of the comments. Seems like a lot of displaced anger. I am hyper-partisan on many things, but these are basic facts. I don't see Megan ignoring the pain, just putting it in context. And I am firmly lower-middle class and cringe at the prices.
++++
Oy, what a cuck.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 03:42 PM (t0OGg)

So the next time blacks want to bring up reparations, can we use this "your ancestors had it worse so shut up" line of reasoning against it?

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 07, 2023 03:45 PM (KbCG3)

204 My ancestors went for days without any food and drank water from a muddy hoof print.
So what, I don't want to do any of that...

Posted by: gourmand du jour at February 07, 2023 03:45 PM (jTmQV)

205
Ann Althouse is the whitest white woman in the world.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 07, 2023 03:45 PM (MoZTd)

206 187 Anyone ever eat a 100 Year old egg. Century Egg?
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 07, 2023 03:42 PM (l4nmh)

That's just typical Chinese marketing (lying). They aren't 100 years old.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 07, 2023 03:45 PM (Y5qcH)

207 Not to mention, chickenshit is great fertilizer!

my grandmother had this vat of nasty stuff at the ready, by the shed door. She used to scoop it out and pour on the garden soil. Chickenshit-water.

The tomatoes she grew were great!

Posted by: kallisto at February 07, 2023 03:45 PM (dCxaZ)

208 I know a way you can get chicks for free.

Posted by: Dire Straits at February 07, 2023 03:45 PM (yENZo)

209 I just breezed through some of the comments. Seems like a lot of displaced anger. I am hyper-partisan on many things, but these are basic facts. I don't see Megan ignoring the pain, just putting it in context. And I am firmly lower-middle class and cringe at the prices.
==
his tiny little todger is straining at the thought that Megan might see him valiantly defending her and deign to let him sniff her hanky

Posted by: different strokes sad and pathetic strokes as well at February 07, 2023 03:45 PM (0Bz7G)

210 My ancestors were farmers, and paid for chicken feed, not eggs. They would look at the modern lifestyle of cheap imported slave manufactured materialism and conclude that we are poor beyond measure, a shadow of a civilization, an appetite without a soul, feeding on junk food candy while steak sits out rotting.

Posted by: mikethemoose at February 07, 2023 03:45 PM (qort2)

211 I remember when Obama cut unemployment by 30% after tripling it

Posted by: ... at February 07, 2023 03:45 PM (1VDk9)

212 an average male factory worker older than 16 took home $11.16 a week, enough to buy about 41 cartons of eggs. Today, the median man earns $1,176 a week

Today's male factory worker is Southeast Asian or Mexican because $11.16 is too expensive. This 'median man' you apples-and-oranged into the equation is making $30 an hour.

Posted by: t-bird at February 07, 2023 03:46 PM (e2onP)

213 Something that's always intrigued me lately is how did Libertarians become so over-represented in the media?

The media wants fake conservatives who will say something contrarian once in a while while shaking their head ruefully about how bad actual conservatives are. But the media's fake conservatives cannot possibly be allowed to even fake conservativism when it comes to Big Sodomy. Hence, libertarians. They're not libertarians any more than they are conservatives, of course. It's just branding. But the whole point of media libertarianism is fake conservatives who approve of little boys in dresses.

Posted by: Stupidest Cunt on the Internet Today at February 07, 2023 03:46 PM (KFhLj)

214 So the next time blacks want to bring up reparations, can we use this "your ancestors had it worse so shut up" line of reasoning against it?
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 07, 2023 03:45 PM (KbCG3)
++++
Absolutely. The precedent is set.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 03:46 PM (t0OGg)

215 209 his tiny little todger is straining at the thought that Megan might see him valiantly defending her and deign to let him sniff her hanky
Posted by: different strokes sad and pathetic strokes as well at February 07, 2023 03:45 PM (0Bz7G)

=======

Digitally, of course.

He's not going to actually go outside and meet someone in real life.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 03:46 PM (LvTSG)

216 --------
Fuck, these egg prices are getting ridiculous

Posted by: Faberge at February 07, 2023
Posted by: ... at February 07, 2023 03:43 PM (1VDk9)

THERE it is. Right in front of my face.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at February 07, 2023 03:46 PM (cupoy)

217 That doesn't seem to propose a means to incorporate existing or future elites. Egalitarian nationalism and civic duty is all well and good, but it is not by itself a framework for stable government. Ideology merely for the purpose of campaigning is insufficient.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy
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Ideology is necessary for the elites to congregate upon and to govern. Unlike economics and its invisible hand, it is far more difficult to assess costs and benefits without some way to determine how to measure them. Simple dollars is not enough but overall values are. Adams in his largely forgotten Defense of the Constitutions of the United States addresses the problem. He is the one that proposed that the Constitution is for a moral people and not fit for an immoral one. But, at the same time, versus Mercy Warren, he does not despair as much about imperfect humanity.

But his idea of core values of what is good and just for society via shared values is key to being able to measure how any particular policy should be judged.

For example sovereignty---sovereign in a popular society means that society can invite or expel outsiders aka immigrants as it wishes.

Posted by: whig at February 07, 2023 03:46 PM (V435m)

218 Please die, sock.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at February 07, 2023 03:46 PM (KFhLj)

219 "I just breezed through some of the comments. Seems like a lot of displaced anger..."

No. Just cruelty.

Posted by: Zek at February 07, 2023 03:46 PM (5FPX4)

220 =======

Digitally, of course.

He's not going to actually go outside and meet someone in real life.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 03:46 PM (LvTSG)




He whacks off while talking to his Meta girlfriend.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 07, 2023 03:47 PM (Zz0t1)

221 210 My ancestors were farmers, and paid for chicken feed, not eggs. They would look at the modern lifestyle of cheap imported slave manufactured materialism and conclude that we are poor beyond measure, a shadow of a civilization, an appetite without a soul, feeding on junk food candy while steak sits out rotting.
Posted by: mikethemoose at February 07, 2023 03:45 PM (qort2)

Huh. This is an interesting thing to think about. Hard to argue with.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 07, 2023 03:47 PM (zZu0s)

222 214 So the next time blacks want to bring up reparations, can we use this "your ancestors had it worse so shut up" line of reasoning against it?
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 07, 2023 03:45 PM (KbCG3)
++++
Absolutely. The precedent is set.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 03:46 PM (t0OGg)

=========

Reminds me of the reactions around 12 Years a Slave.

Some black viewers watched it and said, "Damn...we have it real bad."
Some white viewers watched it and said, "Damn...blacks used to have it real bad in the past. It's a good thing we've made such progress."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 03:47 PM (LvTSG)

223 I have a great deal for anyone interested in a buggy whip suitable for home use. Much cheaper than a hundred years ago, when they were expensive!

By McCardle's economic rules you will then be a crazy-rich American.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 07, 2023 03:47 PM (FeYN6)

224 Shitshow Bob is great. Put it in the Lexicon

Posted by: ... at February 07, 2023 03:47 PM (1VDk9)

225 I don't get the big deal.

Posted by: BRUT - by Faberge at February 07, 2023 03:47 PM (Zz0t1)

226 220 He whacks off while talking to his Meta girlfriend.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 07, 2023 03:47 PM (Zz0t1)

=========

Still better than what Sid and Paul do with Ashley Biden's diary.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 03:48 PM (LvTSG)

227 Why did the chicken cross the road?

She gets more for her eggs at Safeway.

Posted by: wth at February 07, 2023 03:48 PM (v0R5T)

228 225 I don't get the big deal.
Posted by: BRUT - by Faberge at February 07, 2023 03:47 PM (Zz0t1)

Heh.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 07, 2023 03:48 PM (zZu0s)

229 "I don't understand why people are getting upset at my passive aggressive horseshit!!!"

Posted by: ... at February 07, 2023 03:49 PM (1VDk9)

230 If Megan McCardle and Paul Krugman co-authored a paper, he would argue that breaking your house windows is a good way to stimulate the economy, and she would had how good you would feel about it because window glass is so much cheaper than it was a hundred years ago.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 07, 2023 03:49 PM (FeYN6)

231 Sorry folks, Joe is going to have to cancel Easter.

Posted by: wth at February 07, 2023 03:49 PM (v0R5T)

232 F her and the rooster she rode in on.

Posted by: Ziba at February 07, 2023 03:49 PM (4h9M3)

233
=========

Still better than what Sid and Paul do with Ashley Biden's diary.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 03:48 PM (LvTSG)



Can ya blame 'em? That shit's HOT.

Posted by: Hunter Biden at February 07, 2023 03:49 PM (Zz0t1)

234 Futures prices of eggs have dropped off the cliff recently back down to around 2.50. It's already reflected in my neck of Teh Woods.
People were about to revolt tho. It's almost as if there is so much gotdamn money floating around that the WEF speculators are beta testing spikes in various commodities to gauge public attitudes since the Plandemic kicked off.

Posted by: Not Aaron Clarey at February 07, 2023 03:50 PM (rfq+l)

235 Not to mention, chickenshit is great fertilizer!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 07, 2023 03:43 PM (llON

Eggzackly!

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at February 07, 2023 03:50 PM (Mzdiz)

236 just breezed through some of the comments. Seems like a lot of displaced anger. I am hyper-partisan on many things, but these are basic facts. I don't see Megan ignoring the pain, just putting it in context. And I am firmly lower-middle class and cringe at the prices.
++++
Oy, what a cuck.
Posted by: Joe Mannix
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Megan will be expounding the values of ze bugs in a near future column and Hotair dude will gladly gobble bugs for her.

Posted by: whig at February 07, 2023 03:50 PM (V435m)

237 All minority groups should stop whining because they've never had it so good.

I'm starting to warm to this line of "logic".

Posted by: JackStraw at February 07, 2023 03:50 PM (ZLI7S)

238 Fuck, these egg prices are getting ridiculous

Posted by: Faberge at February 07, 2023
Posted by: ... at February 07, 2023 03:43 PM (1VDk9)

THERE it is. Right in front of my face.
==
Sock jokes, are way better than Jerk Socks.

Posted by: don't ask me how i know at February 07, 2023 03:50 PM (tBbKA)

239 TheBlaze@theblaze
Jean-Pierre: “We’ve seen gas prices go down, again, because of the work that this president has done.”


True. Gas prices here dropped from $3.69/gallon to $4.03/gallon in the last 3 weeks. Thanks Joe Biden!

Posted by: Stu Podaso at February 07, 2023 03:50 PM (tG+xg)

240 Political labels, like "Libertarian" are meaningless anymore. When discussing the media, any of it, the political tilt will universally be leftist. Anything else is plain old domestic terrorism.

There honestly isn't any middle ground anymore.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 07, 2023 03:50 PM (Q4IgG)

241 230 If Megan McCardle and Paul Krugman co-authored a paper, he would argue that breaking your house windows is a good way to stimulate the economy, and she would had how good you would feel about it because window glass is so much cheaper than it was a hundred years ago.
Posted by: Huck Follywood
---------
Heh. Well said.

Posted by: whig at February 07, 2023 03:50 PM (V435m)

242 malaise forever

Posted by: brak at February 07, 2023 03:50 PM (j5Tg0)

243 The typical family farm with just a few chickens probably had more than they could eat. The leftover eggs are what they sold and cost so much. Most city folk historically ate grain and rat on a stick.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at February 07, 2023 03:51 PM (tFSki)

244 231 Sorry folks, Joe is going to have to cancel Easter.
Posted by: wth at February 07, 2023 03:49 PM (v0R5T)

You laugh, but since my kids are older, I did tell them that egg prices and availability had to improve or we'd skip dying eggs this year and do something else (like decorate egg shaped sugar cookies)...We normally do 2 dozen eggs that later become deviled eggs, but it's also work...and holiday work that's cheap or for little kids, okay...holiday work that's not...

Posted by: Nova Local at February 07, 2023 03:51 PM (exHjb)

245 Throwing eggs tonight just wastes more money (that Congress takes from us), might I suggest bringing an airhorn and blowing it every time dementia-joe tells a lie?
It would serve two purposes, one it would call out the lie and two it would remind everyone to drink.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at February 07, 2023 03:51 PM (AgSNr)

246 I honestly can't believe there are people getting mad about this column:
++++
I don't think she's lying. She probably actually can't believe it. She cannot understand why someone would have a negative reaction to her column about how poverty is prosperity and that we should be grateful to be paying twice as much for eggs because it isn't four times as much.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 03:29 PM (t0OGg)

Of course by her own articles reasoning we should be super-duper pissed about the price of meat being so high.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 07, 2023 03:51 PM (eoQWY)

247 Eggs are the most digestible protein that you can feed a dog, hands down the most beneficial food you can feed a dog.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS)

Did a raw diet two dogs ago. Raw chicken, turkey necks, raw yams. Egg every other day.

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at February 07, 2023 03:51 PM (SIZS3)

248 I can only imagine how outlandish the price of Cadbury eggs will be this year.

Maybe I'll take a trip to California and steal about $900 worth at every CVS and Walgreens I come across.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at February 07, 2023 03:51 PM (TNyrE)

249 Looks like we're in for another one of Joe Biden's dark winters.

Posted by: The Weather Man at February 07, 2023 03:51 PM (yENZo)

250 I've noticed cheese is not as expensive as I think it is, too.

Posted by: Ziba at February 07, 2023 03:51 PM (4h9M3)

251 True. Gas prices here dropped from $3.69/gallon to $4.03/gallon in the last 3 weeks. Thanks Joe Biden!
Posted by: Stu Podaso at February 07, 2023 03:50 PM (tG+xg)

Our's spiked from around 2.89 at the low up to 3.20 overnight, then it has marginally backed off to around 3.16 or so.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 07, 2023 03:51 PM (zZu0s)

252 That's just typical Chinese marketing (lying). They aren't 100 years old.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 07, 2023 03:45 PM (Y5qcH)

Yes I know . They though are at least a few months old . Also Birds Nest soup you get in America ain't birds nest soup you get in China. Now that's a real and disgusting dish.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 07, 2023 03:51 PM (l4nmh)

253 243 The typical family farm with just a few chickens probably had more than they could eat. The leftover eggs are what they sold and cost so much. Most city folk historically ate grain and rat on a stick.
Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at February 07, 2023 03:51 PM (tFSki)

Which is weird because everyone had an onion on their belt.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 07, 2023 03:51 PM (Y5qcH)

254 Ideology is necessary for the elites to congregate upon and to govern. Unlike economics and its invisible hand, it is far more difficult to assess costs and benefits without some way to determine how to measure them. Simple dollars is not enough but overall values are. Adams in his largely forgotten Defense of the Constitutions of the United States addresses the problem. He is the one that proposed that the Constitution is for a moral people and not fit for an immoral one. But, at the same time, versus Mercy Warren, he does not despair as much about imperfect humanity.

But his idea of core values of what is good and just for society via shared values is key to being able to measure how any particular policy should be judged.

Posted by: whig at February 07, 2023 03:46 PM (V435m)

They have no reason to support this ideology at present. A primary drive for the subversion they conducted or abetted was to establish themselves more distinctly as a class. The next generation ideology needs to accommodate the existence of class(and have corresponding restrictions and duties).

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at February 07, 2023 03:51 PM (eYoxG)

255 Photobombing an ultrasound.

https://bit.ly/40AwOmF

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 07, 2023 03:52 PM (FVME7)

256

Why did the egg farmer cross the road?

His dick was stuck up my cloaca!

Posted by: Chicken *sobs* at February 07, 2023 03:52 PM (xYo5N)

257 When they're slobbering all over the SOTU for the next three days ask yourself where this "op" to get rid of Biden went.

Posted by: ... at February 07, 2023 03:52 PM (1VDk9)

258 "Libertarianism, Inc, probably due to Koch Bros in the past, has become liberaltarism as an ideology basically means privatizing gains while imposing losses on society."
Posted by: whig at February 07, 2023 03:37 PM (V435m)


I know the Koch Bros started the ball rolling with their funding of CATO and Reason but that's just part of it. It's just weird to me how many there are in the media and punditry. As others mentioned, maybe it's a cool factor with people. A political ideology separate from those icky Christians or something.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 07, 2023 03:52 PM (76Foq)

259 9 TheBlaze@theblaze
Jean-Pierre: “We’ve seen gas prices go down, again, because of the work that this president has done.”



Be THANKFUL you're only paying 80% more than you were 3 years ago instead of the 100% you were 6 MONTHS ago!

Ingrates......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 07, 2023 03:52 PM (Zz0t1)

260 Time for you to learn gratitude, you ignorant worms. Spiritually and attitude adjustments will be necessary but somewhat painless. Do not fear, we love people. Ignore your lying eyes and intellect. It is easy, you will sssssseeeeee.

Posted by: Satans Retards at February 07, 2023 03:52 PM (HN+UP)

261 Raw eggs?

Dis is 'bout me, ain't it?

Posted by: Rocky Balboa at February 07, 2023 03:52 PM (yENZo)

262 You mean those cold boxes don't need huge blocks of ice? And working men have them in their homes? The deuce you say!

Posted by: Zek at February 07, 2023 03:52 PM (5FPX4)

263 "Probly better than 1905" gonna be a killer slogan.

Posted by: itsatax at February 07, 2023 03:52 PM (G0PUA)

264 I swear, these people (who?) sit around thinking;

-"OK, beef has to go. And gas stoves. And what else?"

="Eggs!"

-"Yeah, those chickens probably fart methane. And if those serfs can get cheap protein with eggs they probably won't eat the bugs."
"We can make a lot of money on bugs."

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at February 07, 2023 03:52 PM (0y6t+)

265 247 Eggs are the most digestible protein that you can feed a dog, hands down the most beneficial food you can feed a dog.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS)

Did a raw diet two dogs ago. Raw chicken, turkey necks, raw yams. Egg every other day.
Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at February 07, 2023 03:51 PM (SIZS3)

I find Ajax really likes Vienna Sausages.

Heh.

I just break em in half to put pills in. Scarfs them up every time.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 07, 2023 03:52 PM (zZu0s)

266 Awesome I'll just hop in my time machine with my cheap 2023 eggs and exchange them in 1000 BC for ivory or gold or seashells or camel shit or whatever.

Posted by: NJ Class Traitor at February 07, 2023 03:53 PM (+aI/4)

267 Libertarianism became popular with the college crowd who weren't progressive, but didn't want to be associated with those icky Jesus types.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at February 07, 2023 03:40 PM (wmDcS)
______________

I say again: libertarianism is political philosophy for arrested adolescents. Prove me wrong. Take away legalizing marijuana and they've got nada.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 07, 2023 03:53 PM (X6HIX)

268 >>Most city folk historically ate grain and rat on a stick.

You had a stick?

Posted by: JackStraw at February 07, 2023 03:53 PM (ZLI7S)

269 I've noticed cheese is not as expensive as I think it is, too.
Posted by: Ziba at February 07, 2023 03:51 PM (4h9M3)
........

I wonder why that is.

Posted by: wth at February 07, 2023 03:53 PM (v0R5T)

270 Something that's always intrigued me lately is how did Libertarians become so over-represented in the media? And I'm not talking fake Libertarians like McArdle. Good grief over half of the FOX News "on air talent" are Libertarians.
Posted by: lowandslow

Libertarianism became popular with the college crowd who weren't progressive, but didn't want to be associated with those icky Jesus types. Plus, it was an easy way for moderately attractive women to score a gig on the talk shows.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at February 07, 2023 03:40 PM (wmDcS)

Libertarianism (small or big "L") is nothing but pre-progressivism.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at February 07, 2023 03:53 PM (BdMk6)

271 Why did the egg farmer cross the road?

His dick was stuck up my cloaca!
Posted by: Chicken *sobs* at February 07, 2023 03:52 PM (xYo5N)

I'm sorry, that's HER dick. And it's a blessing of liberty.

Some people. I swear.
-Dacuck French

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 07, 2023 03:54 PM (zZu0s)

272 I'm positive, I'm a glass half full.
It's in a proper perspective like a day off from death camp.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at February 07, 2023 03:54 PM (Bmfvr)

273 Yeah, I don't care how much eggs cost in 1896.

I care about how much they cost today, and how much they cost before Dopey Joe got installed.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 07, 2023 03:54 PM (bW8dp)

274 There honestly isn't any middle ground anymore.
Posted by: Martini Farmer
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Romans, in one era at least, had a curious way to determine whether you were gay or not. Basically if you were the one penetrated, then you were a lesser human whether female or male. The penetrator is the superior being because they control the situation.

I would argue Martini Farmer that extending that metaphor to a political sense, we have those that want to fck others as befits their power and status and those that are getting fcked whether they want it or not.

Posted by: whig at February 07, 2023 03:54 PM (V435m)

275 She and Prince Harry should just shut up.

Different girl, you say? Whatever.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at February 07, 2023 03:54 PM (7Ywsg)

276 The first time I shopped at ALDI eggs were $0.49/dz (15 years ago)

Posted by: Tmitsss at February 07, 2023 03:54 PM (awV2G)

277 Take away legalizing marijuana and they've got nada.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 07, 2023 03:53 PM (X6HIX)

They also seem to think hemp can solve all the worlds problems. Not many seem to know that hemp isn't even marijuana and has been around for centuries.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 07, 2023 03:54 PM (Y5qcH)

278 In 1905, an average male factory worker older than 16 took home $11.16 a week, enough to buy about 41 cartons of eggs. Today, the median man earns $1,176 a week, enough to buy more than 275 cartons of eggs, even at today's elevated prices.
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Wait a second. It looks to me like she's switching around the denominator. Let's assume the numbers are right. The 1905 man "took home" that much because there were no income taxes in 1905. Why didn't she specify that the Today Man "takes" home that much? Is it because he doesn't? He probably doesn't. $1176 per week is $61,152 per year, which it is probably pretax. He's probably actually taking home $976.76, assuming he's in a state without income taxes. But he probably isn't. He's the Median Man, so let's assume a median state income tax of around 8%. Our hypothetical Median Man is probably taking home closer to $898 - or only about 76% of the number she used in the 'ole switcharoo. That 209 cartons of eggs, not 275.

The funny thing is, this doesn't even change her stupid point or argument - but it *is* even more disingenuous and offensive to the reader.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 03:54 PM (t0OGg)

279 my name is 1905
and I just became alive

Posted by: Ox Entwistle at February 07, 2023 03:54 PM (ZBPE2)

280 Lots of stories in the media about the "pall" and "controversy" and "chaos" hanging over the SOTU because of the Classified Docs and Searches, or nah bro?

Posted by: ... at February 07, 2023 03:54 PM (1VDk9)

281 I remember when I read McArdle pretty regularly. That was a long time ago, and now I see that I haven't missed much.

She said some smart things in the immediate wake of 9/11 but it didn't last long.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 07, 2023 03:55 PM (ZGrMX)

282 This just in: Megan McArdle just got laid off from WaPo. Think she'll be changing her tune?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 07, 2023 03:55 PM (X6HIX)

283
Take away legalizing marijuana and they've got nada.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 07, 2023 03:53 PM (X6HIX)

_________

Legalizing prostitution

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 07, 2023 03:55 PM (MoZTd)

284 One of Trtump's Godchildren, Elise Stefanik is a Big Milk shill.

GOP congresswoman gets ROASTED after shilling for Big Dairy in truly absurd way
https://tinyurl.com/5entp5p8

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 07, 2023 03:55 PM (D25PY)

285 > Why did the egg farmer cross the road?

His dick was stuck up my cloaca!
Posted by: Chicken *sobs* at February 07, 2023 03:52 PM (xYo5N)



This, too, is the story of Hunter Biden.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 07, 2023 03:56 PM (bW8dp)

286 Friends don't let friends crack egg jokes.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 07, 2023 03:56 PM (FVME7)

287 No one actually believes this. Her article is just lines of code for the NPC's to update with.

Posted by: Fool Otto at February 07, 2023 03:56 PM (DB16e)

288 Meanwhile, CNBC is reporting that 64% of people are living paycheck to paycheck which is near an all time high.

That's inconvenient.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 07, 2023 03:56 PM (ZLI7S)

289 You had a stick?

We just shared a rusty coat hanger...

Posted by: Tiny Tim at February 07, 2023 03:56 PM (yENZo)

290 took home $11.16 a week, enough to buy about 41 cartons of eggs. Today, the median man earns $1,176

She's celebrating the fact that we need one hundred times as many dollars to buy things? Now you know where your family's savings went.

Posted by: t-bird at February 07, 2023 03:56 PM (ptElO)

291 > Different girl, you say? Whatever.

I think this is the one who played Little Orphan Annie on Broadway, and subjected us all to that horrible "Tomorrow" song?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 07, 2023 03:57 PM (bW8dp)

292 Sorry folks, Joe is going to have to cancel Easter.

Posted by: wth at February 07, 2023 03:49 PM (v0R5T)

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DURING PRIDE MONTH?

REALLY???

Posted by: ShainS -- I'm a Freeborn Man of the USA at February 07, 2023 03:57 PM (FQDuP)

293 They also seem to think hemp can solve all the worlds problems.
______________

Actually I think hemp could play a crucial role in solving a LOT of our problems.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 07, 2023 03:57 PM (X6HIX)

294 I 'member the Wendy's dollar menu.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 07, 2023 03:57 PM (44ww/)

295 This particular chicken needs to get out more and maybe cross a road. Eggs were a staple because chickens ate leftover garbage and produced nice protein bombs. She couldn't be more stupid. Eggs should be cheap, they cost very little to produce and the largest cost is transportation, which we solved years ago but seem to have forgotten.

Bailiff, whack her pee pee.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at February 07, 2023 03:57 PM (okGHj)

296 288 Meanwhile, CNBC is reporting that 64% of people are living paycheck to paycheck which is near an all time high.

That's inconvenient.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 07, 2023 03:56 PM (ZLI7S)

========

"We don't care."
-Philly, Maricopa, Detroit, and Fulton

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 03:57 PM (LvTSG)

297 Posted by: weew at February 07, 2023 03:28 PM (+m+uH)

I laughed. We should probably all send her things like this or "Well at least we don't have the Black Death" or "if we step on a rusty nail and get teatnus shots we won't die" or "We have running water." Thanks so much for cheering us up, Andrea!!"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 07, 2023 03:58 PM (F8Z14)

298 187 Anyone ever eat a 100 Year old egg. Century Egg?
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 07, 2023 03:42 PM
They were a dime a dozen a hundred years ago.

Posted by: Eromero at February 07, 2023 03:58 PM (MF3yS)

299 Ah here's NBC and CBS's take on the SOTU

"Biden will call for fresh bipartisan action at State of the Union but faces big challenges in a divided Congress"

"Some of the notable guests attending Biden's State of the Union address"

This Push Biden Out Under Swirling Controversy isn't a very good one.

Posted by: ... at February 07, 2023 03:58 PM (1VDk9)

300 Friends don't let friends crack egg jokes.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation

You'll have to beat them.

Posted by: wth at February 07, 2023 03:58 PM (v0R5T)

301 Why didn't pop-pop invite us to the state of the union, mommy?

Posted by: Navy Joan Biden at February 07, 2023 03:58 PM (yENZo)

302 This, too, is the story of Hunter Biden.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 07, 2023 03:56 PM (bW8dp)
_______________

And speaking of Hunter Biden, in 1905, Coca-Cola had cocaine in it. Things were much better then!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 07, 2023 03:59 PM (X6HIX)

303 Actually I think hemp could play a crucial role in solving a LOT of our problems.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 07, 2023 03:57 PM (X6HIX)

There is no impediment to hemp. It is legal and widely available on the world market. If it was going to do anything else, it already would have.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 07, 2023 03:59 PM (Y5qcH)

304 Stefanik also likes Big Chocolate.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 07, 2023 03:59 PM (D25PY)

305 McCurled eggs?
a recipe nobody wants.

Posted by: DaveA at February 07, 2023 03:59 PM (FhXTo)

306 "Probly better than 1905" gonna be a killer slogan.
Posted by: itsatax

It doesn't swing like Party Like It's 1999.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 07, 2023 03:59 PM (FVME7)

307 Some of the numb fuck cunt buckets in that twatter thread need to be butt fucked by an angry rhino sporting barbed wire around its horn

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at February 07, 2023 03:59 PM (VTu1l)

308 > I 'member the Wendy's dollar menu.

I remember when McDonalds actually had that as an advertising point. "Get a full meal, and still get change back from a dollar!"

The last time I treated the extended fam to McDonalds (which I don't do very often) it was more like $65.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 07, 2023 03:59 PM (bW8dp)

309 M. McArdle - "@ asymmetricinfo" - with that goofy profile thingy shows what a pathetic 50 year old a-h*le she truly is. I envision her reading the definition of asymmetric information in Investopedia about a 1,000xs & being so pleased with herself, adopting it as her own.

For the present, life for Meg is so much richer with her younger 'old man' now a features editior at Reason Magazine.

Posted by: Lola at February 07, 2023 03:59 PM (Wxlzw)

310 How DARE you get mad about money!
So selfish! Good thing we are here to guide humanity.

Posted by: Satans Retards at February 07, 2023 03:59 PM (HN+UP)

311 McCurdled

Posted by: DaveA at February 07, 2023 03:59 PM (FhXTo)

312 GOP congresswoman gets ROASTED after shilling for Big Dairy in truly absurd way
https://tinyurl.com/5entp5p8

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 07, 2023 03:55 PM (D25PY)

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It does a body good.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at February 07, 2023 03:59 PM (TNyrE)

313 The fatal flaw of libertarianism is assholes. Some asshole is always going to take it too far and ruin it for everyone.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 07, 2023 03:39 PM (Y5qcH)

Its cooked in from the start. L assumes a moral code exists for its mechanics to work while denying the need for a moral code in the first place. That's how they tried to sever themselves from religion, but without Judeo Christian ethics the structure collapses. Result is todays Ls just follow the authoritarians just like every one else because it is easier.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 07, 2023 04:00 PM (eoQWY)

314 McArdle's source for the 1905 numbers was Taylor Lorenz.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at February 07, 2023 04:00 PM (tG+xg)

315 "Some of the notable guests attending Biden's State of the Union address"
________________

Corn Pop, coming back for a rematch?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 07, 2023 04:00 PM (X6HIX)

316 Lots of stories in the media about the "pall" and "controversy" and "chaos" hanging over the SOTU because of the Classified Docs and Searches

That's what the Balloon Op was intended to fix.

Posted by: t-bird at February 07, 2023 04:00 PM (Sv58p)

317 Ah wait here's Yahoo's latest take on Hunter and Classified Docs that are so obviously going to push Biden out:

"Biden Probe May Hurt GOP More Than It Helps"

Wow, just feel the Sting of the Deep State Cobra and all the Warring Democrat Factions

Posted by: ... at February 07, 2023 04:00 PM (1VDk9)

318 Does they have a vax for scurvy? Asking for a friend...

Posted by: Inogame, Si vi pacium para bellum at February 07, 2023 04:00 PM (53oGX)

319 took home $11.16 a week, ---Today, the median man earns $1,176 a week.
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so dollar for dollar the 11.16 used to buy the labor of a man for a week, but now it takes 1,176. Devaluation of the dollar much?

Posted by: I do not think that means what she thinks it means at February 07, 2023 04:00 PM (iKJ8L)

320 Our hypothetical Median Man is probably taking home closer to $898 - or only about 76% of the number she used in the 'ole switcharoo. That 209 cartons of eggs, not 275.
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When you factor in sundries like insurance benefits and retirement benefits in addition to taxes, the take home pay for someone at that income is around $700 a month or so.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 07, 2023 04:00 PM (YIVH2)

321 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 03:54 PM (t0OGg)

I find that people exaggerate the facts that support their point even when it's not necessary.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 07, 2023 04:00 PM (l4nmh)

322 McArdle's source for the 1905 numbers was Taylor Lorenz.

I mean, Helen Thomas died a while ago, so Lorenz is the oldest woman on Earth.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 07, 2023 04:00 PM (ZGrMX)

323 314 McArdle's source for the 1905 numbers was Taylor Lorenz.
Posted by: Stu Podaso at February 07, 2023 04:00 PM (tG+xg)
_______________

1911 >> 1905

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 07, 2023 04:01 PM (X6HIX)

324 "Here's Why Cars are Cheaper Than You Think".
The cost of a Model T Ford in 1908 was $825. The average worker made between $200 and $400 a year. Today the average cost of a new car is $48,094 while the average salary is $55,640. Wait a minute, it appears that cars are not as cheap as you think. I'm sorry Megan "Karen" McArdle cars nor eggs are as cheap as you think, that is, if you think at all.

Posted by: Henry Ford at February 07, 2023 04:01 PM (kPWr2)

325 313 The fatal flaw of libertarianism is assholes. Some asshole is always going to take it too far and ruin it for everyone.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 07, 2023 03:39 PM (Y5qcH)

Its cooked in from the start. L assumes a moral code exists for its mechanics to work while denying the need for a moral code in the first place. That's how they tried to sever themselves from religion, but without Judeo Christian ethics the structure collapses. Result is todays Ls just follow the authoritarians just like every one else because it is easier.
Posted by: Oldcat at February 07, 2023 04:00 PM (eoQWY)

Marxism has the exact same conceit. No need for any enforcement in the utopian post-dictatorship, everyone will just do things right since they know how to.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at February 07, 2023 04:01 PM (eYoxG)

326 Meanwhile, CNBC is reporting that 64% of people are living paycheck to paycheck which is near an all time high.

That's inconvenient.
Posted by: JackStraw

So it's really closer to 84% then.

Posted by: Not Aaron Clarey at February 07, 2023 04:01 PM (rfq+l)

327 @Troy_Tim @asymmetricinfo
It’s because it’s condescending and minimizes the situation that lower income Americans are in. It’s done with useless metric like how many eggs a child laborer could have bought in nineteen dickedy do.

And it’s written in the service of a political movement that hates people.


Finally a sensible reply on that Twitter thread.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 04:01 PM (t0OGg)

328 Our hypothetical Median Man is probably taking home closer to $898 - or only about 76% of the number she used in the 'ole switcharoo. That 209 cartons of eggs, not 275.
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When you factor in sundries like insurance benefits and retirement benefits in addition to taxes, the take home pay for someone at that income is around $700 a month week or so.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 07, 2023 04:00 PM (YIVH2)

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 07, 2023 04:01 PM (YIVH2)

329 > And speaking of Hunter Biden, in 1905, Coca-Cola had cocaine in it. Things were much better then!
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 07, 2023 03:59 PM (X6HIX)

And if you got too wired up/manic from the Coca-Cola, you could always mellow out with a 7-Up, which contained lithium.

I've seen old ads for a teething syrup for babies that contained morphine, cannabis, chloroform, and alcohol.

No doubt it knocked the little devils right out. The problem was, after a week or two they started getting REALLY CRANKY if you were late with they syrup dose.

Consumer brand loyalty at its finest!

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 07, 2023 04:01 PM (bW8dp)

330 Nap over

Posted by: Skip at February 07, 2023 04:02 PM (xhxe8)

331 327 @Troy_Tim @asymmetricinfo
It’s because it’s condescending and minimizes the situation that lower income Americans are in. It’s done with useless metric like how many eggs a child laborer could have bought in nineteen dickedy do.

And it’s written in the service of a political movement that hates people.

Finally a sensible reply on that Twitter thread.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 04:01 PM (t0OGg)

=========

It's the "nineteen dickedy do" that makes it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 04:02 PM (LvTSG)

332 Meanwhile, CNBC is reporting that 64% of people are living paycheck to paycheck which is near an all time high.

That's inconvenient.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 07, 2023 03:56 PM (ZLI7S)

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I wonder if "paycheck" includes government assistance (and what that breakdown is)? Or would that be some component of the other 36%?

Posted by: ShainS -- I'm a Freeborn Man of the USA at February 07, 2023 04:02 PM (FQDuP)

333 Meanwhile, CNBC is reporting that 64% of people are living paycheck to paycheck which is near an all time high.

That's inconvenient.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 07, 2023 03:56 PM (ZLI7S)

I remember Rush quoting a survey that said something like around 60% of this country's job-age population couldn't cover a $500 emergency if it happened.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at February 07, 2023 04:02 PM (BdMk6)

334 so dollar for dollar the 11.16 used to buy the labor of a man for a week, but now it takes 1,176. Devaluation of the dollar much?
Posted by: I do not think that means what she thinks it means at February 07, 2023 04:00 PM (iKJ8L)
++++
Keep in mind that Today Man's labor is much more productive, on average, than 1905 Man's labor.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 04:02 PM (t0OGg)

335 McArdle honestly can't believe there are people getting mad about this column...
I'd call her stupid but her words are deliberate. All part of the propaganda machine.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 07, 2023 04:03 PM (anj39)

336 Sigh...this makes me think of my TDS afflicted wife that went full lefty. I mentioned something to my son about inflation, and she went off about how it was all caused by corporate greed, which could be seen by their record profits. She's turning into Elizabeth Warren....

Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at February 07, 2023 04:03 PM (JCZqz)

337 "Friends don't let friends crack egg jokes."

looks like the yolks on you bud

Posted by: DanMan at February 07, 2023 04:03 PM (DB6tu)

338 Serious you guys, scrofula is all but eliminated in the the U.S. I mean wow, except for States that have a lot of immigration . . .

Posted by: Megan McFartle at February 07, 2023 04:03 PM (gj1Nb)

339 It's the "nineteen dickedy do" that makes it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 04:02 PM (LvTSG)

And most people can't even afford the belt onion anymore.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 07, 2023 04:03 PM (KbCG3)

340 I've seen old ads for a teething syrup for babies that contained morphine, cannabis, chloroform, and alcohol.

I've seen old cough syrups for adults with similar ingredients. You definitely won't have trouble sleeping after taking it.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 07, 2023 04:04 PM (ZGrMX)

341 > Marxism has the exact same conceit.

Yes. A useful metric for any proposed economic system is to ask "Does this system require a fundamental change in human nature in order to work?"

That said, I think we could do with a lot more libertarianism without going full-bore reason.com jughead. We DO have way too many laws, and the government DOES have way too much power.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 07, 2023 04:04 PM (bW8dp)

342 I honestly can't believe there are people getting mad about this column:

I believe you. You're such a bubble-bound fool that I'm sure you think you're being honest and nonpartisan. Protip: you aren't.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 07, 2023 04:04 PM (eOEVl)

343 339 It's the "nineteen dickedy do" that makes it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 04:02 PM (LvTSG)

And most people can't even afford the belt onion anymore.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 07, 2023 04:03 PM (KbCG3)

=======

People will sacrifice for style.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 04:04 PM (LvTSG)

344 Yeah, I don't care how much eggs cost in 1896.

I care about how much they cost today, and how much they cost before Dopey Joe got installed.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia




It just feels like he has been around since 1896.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 07, 2023 04:04 PM (lTGtQ)

345 Wait a second. It looks to me like she's switching around the denominator. Let's assume the numbers are right. The 1905 man "took home" that much because there were no income taxes in 1905. Why didn't she specify that the Today Man "takes" home that much? Is it because he doesn't? He probably doesn't.



The funny thing is, this doesn't even change her stupid point or argument - but it *is* even more disingenuous and offensive to the reader.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 03:54 PM (t0OGg)

When I first started working until a while after college, Social Security took out more money than income taxes. Also not present in 1905.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 07, 2023 04:04 PM (eoQWY)

346 >>It’s done with useless metric like how many eggs a child laborer could have bought in nineteen dickedy do.


Nineteen dickedy do. Heh.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 07, 2023 04:04 PM (ZLI7S)

347 > And speaking of Hunter Biden, in 1905, Coca-Cola had cocaine in it. Things were much better then!

I think by 1905, there was only enough Bolivian marching powder in a Coke to give you a mild buzz.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 07, 2023 04:04 PM (eyxn4)

348 It's the "nineteen dickedy do" that makes it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 04:02 PM (LvTSG)
++++
It doesn't hurt one bit.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 04:04 PM (t0OGg)

349 Keep in mind that Today Man's labor is much more productive, on average, than 1905 Man's labor.
==
Clearly, you do not work in my Company.

Posted by: a moron, with some experience at February 07, 2023 04:04 PM (gj1Nb)

350 *Glances at "Megan's" profile pic*

DUDE LOOKS LIKE A LAAAADAAAY

Posted by: Steven Tyler at February 07, 2023 04:04 PM (PJaTp)

351 Actually I think hemp could play a crucial role in solving a LOT of our problems.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 07, 2023 03:57 PM (X6HIX)

There is no impediment to hemp. It is legal and widely available on the world market. If it was going to do anything else, it already would have.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 07, 2023 03:59 PM (Y5qcH)
_________________

(looks outside) Well, we've got plenty of lamp posts, so ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 07, 2023 04:04 PM (X6HIX)

352 I honestly can't believe there are people getting mad about this column

These people are making money hand over fist. Yes, inflation is annoying but the government, the ultimate source of their salary, will just pay them more.

They don't live in your world. They take from it and tell you that you should be thanking them. Like the aristocrats of old. Without Christianity telling them to stop being assholes.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 07, 2023 04:05 PM (lc5cP)

353 It's the "nineteen dickedy do" that makes it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 04:02 PM (LvTSG)

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Damn, Imma gonna have to add that term to my SOTU drinking game bingo card tonight.

Posted by: ShainS -- I'm a Freeborn Man of the USA at February 07, 2023 04:05 PM (FQDuP)

354 I like her current hairstyle better than the old, frumpy one.

That's about the only positive thing I have to say.

Posted by: Patrick Carroll at February 07, 2023 04:05 PM (7Ozoq)

355 335 McArdle honestly can't believe there are people getting mad about this column...
I'd call her stupid but her words are deliberate. All part of the propaganda machine.
Posted by: Diogenes at February 07, 2023 04:03 PM (anj39)

She can't believe it because her bubble doesn't live paycheck to paycheck and has the ability to look at things like this and go, "Meh, it could be worse."

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 07, 2023 04:05 PM (KbCG3)

356 She's turning into Elizabeth Warren....
Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at February 07, 2023


How.

Posted by: Chief Spouting Bullshit at February 07, 2023 04:05 PM (H9+Ft)

357 Wasn't "dickety do" that proto-hair gel that used to be popular back in the '60s?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 07, 2023 04:05 PM (bW8dp)

358 It's the "nineteen dickedy do" that makes it.

McArdle's pinned post is that she blocks everyone that doesn't follow her, so she probably didn't see that reply. Even Taylor Lorenz isn't that thin-skinned.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 07, 2023 04:05 PM (ZGrMX)

359 Poultry related video from Sunny Skyz

Rooster crows so loudly and long he passes out:

https://tinyurl.com/3vr46xh2

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 07, 2023 04:05 PM (D+F6R)

360 316 Lots of stories in the media about the "pall" and "controversy" and "chaos" hanging over the SOTU because of the Classified Docs and Searches

That's what the Balloon Op was intended to fix.
Posted by: t-bird at February 07, 2023 04:00 PM
And the Ballmer power station op.

Posted by: Eromero at February 07, 2023 04:05 PM (MF3yS)

361 I honestly can't believe there are people getting mad about this column

Oh and this reminds me of the scene from Schitt's Creek where a rich insulated woman is asked how much a single banana costs.

Her answer? "Well it can't be much...certainly not more then $10 right?"

Posted by: 18-1 at February 07, 2023 04:05 PM (lc5cP)

362 That said, I think we could do with a lot more libertarianism without going full-bore reason.com jughead. We DO have way too many laws, and the government DOES have way too much power.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 07, 2023 04:04 PM (bW8dp)

But that in itself not so much an ideology problem (few major thinkers of governance supported large and pointless bureaucracies and rules) as a human nature in governance problem as well.

This is an entropic cycle that republics and monarchies both seem to suffer from in widely different cultures and geographies.

The genocidal and eugenic tendencies are relatively novel though (really only previously observed in the 20th century).

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at February 07, 2023 04:06 PM (eYoxG)

363 When I first started working until a while after college, Social Security took out more money than income taxes. Also not present in 1905.
Posted by: Oldcat at February 07, 2023 04:04 PM (eoQWY)
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Nope, but I did take out Social Security and Medicare from my hypothetical rework. I'm not brilliant, I'm just not as dishonest as Megan McArdle.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 04:06 PM (t0OGg)

364 Now that interest rates are going up again it brings back the anger of having to pay taxes on the interest income as regular income. Talk about a disincentive to 'save'. That was one good economic proposal made by Romney when he was running for President. No tax on savings interest income. He's probably changed his mind now that he's a Democrat.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 07, 2023 04:06 PM (l4nmh)

365
I really need to get into this racket.

"Why The Rain is Drier Than You Think"

"Which Leg Do You Pull, When All of Them Jingle"

"Ten Reasons Why Tilapia Skin Is Better Than Your Wiener"

"UKRAINE: Sometimes You Can Hug Your Children With Nuclear Arms"

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 07, 2023 04:06 PM (oINRc)

366 361 I honestly can't believe there are people getting mad about this column

Oh and this reminds me of the scene from Schitt's Creek where a rich insulated woman is asked how much a single banana costs.

Her answer? "Well it can't be much...certainly not more then $10 right?"
Posted by: 18-1 at February 07, 2023 04:05 PM (lc5cP)

========

San Francisco London Breed last year came out and said she was done even pretending to care about inflation because she could afford it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 04:06 PM (LvTSG)

367 Looks like all those fancy new IRS workers are going after the real tax evaders, people who receive tips.

https://bit.ly/40C5JzC

Posted by: bonhomme at February 07, 2023 04:06 PM (eyxn4)

368 She knows exactly who she's fronting for, and why.

Writers don't just "happen" to write shit, especially if they are political commentators.

She's as surprised at upsetting people as Jill is to find a present in cabbage head's drawers every morning.

Posted by: ... at February 07, 2023 04:07 PM (1VDk9)

369 *Glances at "Megan's" profile pic*

*******************

Yeah she looks like all the estrogen was pressed out of her after an elephant stepped on her face

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at February 07, 2023 04:07 PM (VTu1l)

370 Man I haven't paid any attention to the media whores and their narratives in a long minute, but that end of the year media mashup ace posted around New Years was nothing but 1000 scolds and lecturing from a media that has to be 95% women. Who wants to listen to a nagging bitter old shrew of an ex tell you to suck the black troon peen or else bigot.
It was hell.

Posted by: Not Aaron Clarey at February 07, 2023 04:07 PM (rfq+l)

371 libertarianism is political philosophy for arrested adolescents.

Yeah. Totes unlike our "big ol' floppy dick that won't get hard" brand of Conservative.

Libertarianism works out all right as long as you punch any enemy who arrogates the right to define your belief himself. So a place where there is no actual bar, and anyone can go and hide behind his fake name after making shit up, is all Death to Libertarianism. No arrested adolescence here no sir.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 07, 2023 04:07 PM (jYCXf)

372 (looks outside) Well, we've got plenty of lamp posts, so ...
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 07, 2023 04:04 PM (X6HIX)

Ah, I get it. It just took a while. And an explanation.

I have encountered a few pot heads that think there is some grand conspiracy to suppress hemp and it's the dumbest thing.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 07, 2023 04:07 PM (Y5qcH)

373 DrDMemes @DrDMemes1 · 25m Replying to @asymmetricinfo
Now do the same argument, but with women's rights

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at February 07, 2023 04:07 PM (Vwz3I)

374 "Ten Reasons Why Tilapia Skin Is Better Than Your Wiener"

"UKRAINE: Sometimes You Can Hug Your Children With Nuclear Arms"
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 07, 2023 04:06 PM (oINRc)
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Way to finish strong with those two, YD.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 04:07 PM (t0OGg)

375 > Marxism has the exact same conceit.

Yes. A useful metric for any proposed economic system is to ask "Does this system require a fundamental change in human nature in order to work?"

That said, I think we could do with a lot more libertarianism without going full-bore reason.com jughead. We DO have way too many laws, and the government DOES have way too much power.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 07, 2023 04:04 PM (bW8dp)

We don't need libertarianism for that - that's Americanism of the founding fathers. Self rule at the lowest level where it can be responsible to the people.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 07, 2023 04:08 PM (eoQWY)

376 214 So the next time blacks want to bring up reparations, can we use this "your ancestors had it worse so shut up" line of reasoning against it?
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 07, 2023 03:45 PM (KbCG3)

Less Sickle Cell Due To Less Malaria.

Your Welcome!

Now Pay Me...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 07, 2023 04:08 PM (EIIsz)

377 In the long view, McArdle is right (presuming her numbers are accurate). But she's doing it to apologize and provide cover for F. Joe and his maladministration. The same calculation (done honestly) in 2017 would have given an even larger number of egg cartons that the average worker could buy.

If Victor Davis Hanson advanced this "long view" idea, it wouldn't seem so bad.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 07, 2023 04:08 PM (J2vNu)

378 373 DrDMemes @DrDMemes1 · 25m Replying to @asymmetricinfo
Now do the same argument, but with women's rights
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at February 07, 2023 04:07 PM (Vwz3I)

========

Women in New York are far worse off today than last year because they can't kill their babies in Mississippi without consequence anymore.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 04:08 PM (LvTSG)

379 "Lots of stories in the media about the "pall" and "controversy" and "chaos" hanging over the SOTU because of the Classified Docs and Searches, or nah bro?"

Probably not, because an allegedly Chinese balloon went overhead, so ... Media reset!

Posted by: FeatherBlade at February 07, 2023 04:08 PM (ZQidr)

380 Looks like all those fancy new IRS workers are going after the real tax evaders, people who receive tips.

Whenever the LIVs I know get onboard with some Democrat "tax the rich!" initiative I ask them if they really think the party of the rich is going to go after the rich.

Because the money the government wants is in the middle class's hands.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 07, 2023 04:08 PM (lc5cP)

381 @bobjeffers559 @asymmetricinfo
"Your ancestors used to shit outside in the winter, so quit your complaining" is a real winner, Meg.


This guy should try out being a Moron. I bet he'd like it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 04:08 PM (t0OGg)

382 You have to close your eyes, and open your mouth before you know what I'm doing.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at February 07, 2023 04:08 PM (7xgWk)

383 I've seen old cough syrups for adults with similar ingredients. You definitely won't have trouble sleeping after taking it.
Posted by: Ian S. at February 07, 2023 04:04 PM


Like Lydia Pinkham's Vegetable Compound...beloved of the Temperance crowd, but containing about 20% alcohol.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 07, 2023 04:08 PM (Wnv9h)

384 Yeah she looks like all the estrogen was pressed out of her after an elephant stepped on her face

She was decent looking 20 years ago, but time has not been kind.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 07, 2023 04:08 PM (ZGrMX)

385 Medical care used to be luxury good as well.

And salt, of all things.

And books.

I'd love it if Bidens brain finally broke tonight and he just ended up screaming: "YOU'LL GET NOTHING AND LIKE IT!!!"

Posted by: Sharkman at February 07, 2023 04:09 PM (MPpTK)

386 Tonight we're gonna party
Like its nineteen dickedy do

Posted by: JackStraw at February 07, 2023 04:09 PM (ZLI7S)

387 Libertarianism works out all right as long as you punch any enemy who arrogates the right to define your belief himself.
Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 07, 2023 04:07 PM (jYCXf)

So it literally only works out as long as you're the most powerful warlord?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at February 07, 2023 04:09 PM (eYoxG)

388 Psst...Don't argue, Megan. Just plead incompetence.

Posted by: NORAD at February 07, 2023 04:09 PM (sWM8x)

389 Good thing scrofula (aka "King's evil") is mostly gone. We don't have a king, and somehow I don't think Harry or Megan Saxe-Coburg-Gotha's touch would do the job.

They really used to believe that the touch of a king would cure scrofula. Probably one of the less-pleasant royal duties.

Pic (warning: narrrsty):

https://tinyurl.com/3j45krn4

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 07, 2023 04:09 PM (bW8dp)

390 380 Whenever the LIVs I know get onboard with some Democrat "tax the rich!" initiative I ask them if they really think the party of the rich is going to go after the rich.

Because the money the government wants is in the middle class's hands.
Posted by: 18-1 at February 07, 2023 04:08 PM (lc5cP)

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"You think the government isn't already extracting every dime they can from the upper classes? And that the upper classes aren't powerful enough to have connections in the federal government to keep that minimized? What kind of moron are you?"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 04:09 PM (LvTSG)

391 If Victor Davis Hanson advanced this "long view" idea, it wouldn't seem so bad.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 07, 2023 04:08 PM (J2vNu)
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But he wouldn't. If he made this kind of observation, it would probably be along the lines of "we made huge progress over the past century and change, so why are we giving it all back for these jackasses?"

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 04:09 PM (t0OGg)

392 THERE SHOULD BE NO MINIMUM AGE OF CONSENT TO HAVE SEX!

Posted by: The Last Libertarian Candidate I Watched on TV at February 07, 2023 04:09 PM (VTu1l)

393 381 @bobjeffers559 @asymmetricinfo
"Your ancestors used to shit outside in the winter, so quit your complaining" is a real winner, Meg.

This guy should try out being a Moron. I bet he'd like it.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 04:08 PM (t0OGg)

========

He probably puts carrots in chili.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 04:10 PM (LvTSG)

394 If the price of goods goes up, what else goes up? That's right, tax amount collected. 3% sales tax on $200 certainly less than sales tax on $2,000.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at February 07, 2023 04:10 PM (2YtOq)

395 Wasn't "dickety do" that proto-hair gel that used to be popular back in the '60s?
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 07, 2023


***
Dippity-Do. I think.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 07, 2023 04:10 PM (J2vNu)

396 "Ten Reasons Why Tilapia Skin Is Better Than Your Wiener"
===
*Chef's Kiss*

YD seriously, if most people knew what they were using tilapia skin for they would form a mob like the towns people in Frankenstein and seek to end the mad science of evil doctors.

Posted by: a moron, with some experience at February 07, 2023 04:10 PM (y2wkC)

397 393 381 @bobjeffers559 @asymmetricinfo
"Your ancestors used to shit outside in the winter, so quit your complaining" is a real winner, Meg.

This guy should try out being a Moron. I bet he'd like it.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 04:08 PM (t0OGg)

========

He probably puts carrots in chili.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 04:10 PM (LvTSG)

And likes Nickleback...

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 07, 2023 04:10 PM (KbCG3)

398 People used to wipe their ass with a corncob. So Biden really is a great President when you think about it.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 07, 2023 04:10 PM (Y5qcH)

399 Looks like all those fancy new IRS workers are going after the real tax evaders, people who receive tips.

https://bit.ly/40C5JzC
Posted by: bonhomme at February 07, 2023 04:06 PM (eyxn4)

I wonder when we will see all the whining articles wondering why restaurants are vanishing from their urban islands?

Posted by: Oldcat at February 07, 2023 04:11 PM (eoQWY)

400 Is Costco hiring pole dancers to drum up more business?

https://bit.ly/40Hp2HF

Posted by: bonhomme at February 07, 2023 04:11 PM (eyxn4)

401 If you can't help cringing when you see the cashier ring up eggs that cost twice as much as they did a year ago, it might help to remember that however poor you feel, your ancestors would have taken one look at your grocery cart and declared you rich beyond their dreams.


This is the most darkly amusing timeline possible.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 07, 2023 04:11 PM (yQpMk)

402 She was decent looking 20 years ago, but time has not been kind.

***********

It never is to woke shriveled up vagina caverns

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at February 07, 2023 04:11 PM (VTu1l)

403 If the price of goods goes up, what else goes up? That's right, tax amount collected. 3% sales tax on $200 certainly less than sales tax on $2,000.
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So you're saying the reason they want higher gas prices is not because they like electric cars?

Posted by: a moron, with some experience at February 07, 2023 04:12 PM (y2wkC)

404 It’s done with useless metric like how many eggs a child laborer could have bought in nineteen dickedy do.


Nineteen dickedy do. Heh.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 07, 2023 04:04 PM (ZLI7S)

A new meme is born.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at February 07, 2023 04:12 PM (BdMk6)

405 If Victor Davis Hanson advanced this "long view" idea, it wouldn't seem so bad.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 07, 2023

++++
But he wouldn't. If he made this kind of observation, it would probably be along the lines of "we made huge progress over the past century and change, so why are we giving it all back for these jackasses?"
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023


***
Right; he'd draw a different moral or conclusion. And he wouldn't be covering for the fecklessness of Mushbrain and his minions.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 07, 2023 04:12 PM (J2vNu)

406 Ten Reasons Why Tilapia Skin Is Better Than Your Wiener

OMG. I get that reference. Can someone please write those ten reasons now?

Posted by: Ian S. at February 07, 2023 04:12 PM (ZGrMX)

407 If you can't help cringing when you see the cashier ring up eggs that cost twice as much as they did a year ago, it might help to remember that however poor you feel, your ancestors would have taken one look at your grocery cart and declared you rich beyond their dreams.

-
Just wait until they find out about the free intenet porn.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 07, 2023 04:13 PM (FVME7)

408 >>Wasn't "dickety do" that proto-hair gel that used to be popular back in the '60s?

Dickedy do was the hair gel in Something About Mary.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 07, 2023 04:13 PM (ZLI7S)

409 On the other hand, maybe it's appropriate than Meghan McArdle write about the price of eggs in 1905, because her brain and logic certainly are scrambled.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 07, 2023 04:13 PM (D+F6R)

410 He probably puts carrots in chili.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 04:10 PM (LvTSG)

He probably puts maple syrup in chili.

Posted by: Moron Chef at February 07, 2023 04:13 PM (JCZqz)

411 I'm thinking of that Neal Stephenson story with time travel, where an old-school Viking horde stages a raid on an undefended "treasure house" (aka: a Walmart).

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 07, 2023 04:13 PM (bW8dp)

412 Too many people vote.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 07, 2023 04:14 PM (44ww/)

413 > Whenever the LIVs I know get onboard with some Democrat "tax the rich!" initiative I ask them if they really think the party of the rich is going to go after the rich.

Most of these chuckleheads still think of Republicans as the old blue blood party controlled by all the Billionaires. You can show them a list of all the leftist Billionaires and they'll still laugh at you and bring up the Koch brothers.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 07, 2023 04:14 PM (eyxn4)

414 So you're saying the reason they want higher gas prices is not because they like electric cars?
Posted by: a moron, with some experience at February 07, 2023 04:12 PM (y2wkC)

If EV became a significant portion of our transportation, at the current production rate, gas prices would plummet. Hard.

Then everyone would jump back into ICE's.

Aren't govt dictated markets fun?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 07, 2023 04:14 PM (Y5qcH)

415 "You think the government isn't already extracting every dime they can from the upper classes? And that the upper classes aren't powerful enough to have connections in the federal government to keep that minimized? What kind of moron are you?"
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 04:09 PM (LvTSG)
_________________

Something like 50% of California's income tax revenue comes from the top 1% of taxpayers. Who are now starting to leave. Uh oh.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 07, 2023 04:14 PM (X6HIX)

416 Hah, Fen!

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at February 07, 2023 04:14 PM (2YtOq)

417 I'm thinking of that Neal Stephenson story with time travel, where an old-school Viking horde stages a raid on an undefended "treasure house" (aka: a Walmart).

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 07, 2023


***
What a grand story idea . . .!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 07, 2023 04:14 PM (J2vNu)

418 Eggs are cheaper than you think-- if you can think like your great-grandparents.

Posted by: JM in Fla/Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at February 07, 2023 04:15 PM (dtHqC)

419 Ten Reasons Why Tilapia Skin Is Better Than Your Wiener

OMG. I get that reference. Can someone please write those ten reasons now?


1. No shrinkage in cold water!

2. Genitals that are the envy of Aquaman!

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at February 07, 2023 04:15 PM (KFhLj)

420 Back in 1066 the average American only made two bushels of corn per season.

He could barely afford an iWatch, let alone bacon.

Posted by: Leftists, who are dumb at February 07, 2023 04:15 PM (zwDuR)

421 413 > Whenever the LIVs I know get onboard with some Democrat "tax the rich!" initiative I ask them if they really think the party of the rich is going to go after the rich.

Most of these chuckleheads still think of Republicans as the old blue blood party controlled by all the Billionaires. You can show them a list of all the leftist Billionaires and they'll still laugh at you and bring up the Koch brothers.
Posted by: bonhomme at February 07, 2023 04:14 PM (eyxn4)

The Koch Brothers don't like Trump. But yeah nothing gets through. Not that reason is terribly persuasive generally.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at February 07, 2023 04:15 PM (eYoxG)

422 3. Two words: mermaid cooz!

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at February 07, 2023 04:16 PM (KFhLj)

423 Something like 50% of California's income tax revenue comes from the top 1% of taxpayers. Who are now starting to leave. Uh oh.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 07, 2023 04:14 PM (X6HIX)
++++
See also: New York
See also also: lots of places

This is a huge risk everyone ignores. If a business has 60% of its sales come from a single customer, that business is at huge risk of failure and will do everything in its power to diversify its customer base.

Governments are no different, except in that they fail to acknowledge the risks.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 04:16 PM (t0OGg)

424 421 The Koch Brothers don't like Trump. But yeah nothing gets through. Not that reason is terribly persuasive generally.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at February 07, 2023 04:15 PM (eYoxG)

=======

They also loved gay marriage and open borders.

But that's not why the left hated them. They hated them because they were, at worst, GOPe.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 04:16 PM (LvTSG)

425 The chocolate ration has been increased, you Trumper ingrates!

Posted by: Megan McArdle at February 07, 2023 04:16 PM (E+3bw)

426 Too many people vote.
Posted by: BourbonChicken

Civil war was fought a couple of threads ago.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at February 07, 2023 04:16 PM (AgSNr)

427 If Victor Davis Hanson were to advance this "Long View", he would be certain to work in the Peloponnesian War somehow.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 07, 2023 04:16 PM (trdmm)

428 megan's point is that the egg ration has increased from over 1000 cartons of eggs in 2020 to 275 today.

Posted by: x at February 07, 2023 04:16 PM (ZBPE2)

429 > What a grand story idea . . .!

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and some chick.

The first one was pretty good (Stephenson even wrote a Viking saga poem in classic alliterative verse about the sacking of the Walmart). The second one, only by "some chick" (without Stephenson), sucked.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 07, 2023 04:17 PM (bW8dp)

430 "Tonight we're gonna party
Like its nineteen dickedy do"

Did the Kaiser steal your twenty?

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at February 07, 2023 04:17 PM (89Sog)

431 My first pc and printer cost me $4000 in 1984. These frickin' idiots

Posted by: JM in Fla/Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at February 07, 2023 04:17 PM (dtHqC)

432 431 My first pc and printer cost me $4000 in 1984. These frickin' idiots
Posted by: JM in Fla/Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at February 07, 2023 04:17 PM (dtHqC)

========

And it barely played Skyrim.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 04:17 PM (LvTSG)

433 "I just can't understand why people are unhappy about having to take out a second mortgage to pay for groceries and bills!"

Posted by: Mhandisi at February 07, 2023 04:18 PM (SKxfg)

434 In happy news,
A couple black chicks are raging at each other and calling HR because one said the other was "giving off angry black woman vibes."

DURING BLACK PEOPLE MONTH!

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 07, 2023 04:18 PM (gYkRR)

435 So eggs are cheaper than when Oregon Trail was real life?

Store-bought eggs, city slicker.

A country boy can survive.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 07, 2023 04:18 PM (Rhq4H)

436 My first pc and printer cost me $4000 in 1984. These frickin' idiots
Posted by: JM in Fla/Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at February 07, 2023 04:17 PM (dtHqC)
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And it couldn't even play Crysis!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 04:18 PM (t0OGg)

437 Trans lives matter sidebar related
https://tinyurl.com/424fdfdd
TS Posobiec link

"transurrection"

Posted by: Fool Otto at February 07, 2023 04:18 PM (DB16e)

438 Gee, if I'm so well off now, maybe I should allow myself *two* eggs for breakfast tomorrow! Or have some bacon tonight as part of dinner!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 07, 2023 04:18 PM (J2vNu)

439 >>My first pc and printer cost me $4000 in 1984. These frickin' idiots

You should have just waited. They are much cheaper now.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 07, 2023 04:18 PM (ZLI7S)

440 434 In happy news,
A couple black chicks are raging at each other and calling HR because one said the other was "giving off angry black woman vibes."

DURING BLACK PEOPLE MONTH!
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 07, 2023 04:18 PM (gYkRR)

Must be an awful dilemma for HR. A real Gordian knot of racial grievance.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at February 07, 2023 04:18 PM (eYoxG)

441 Egg companies owned by our untaxed elites are taking in record breaking profits.
Ace has nothing to say about that.

Posted by: Paul at February 07, 2023 04:19 PM (LqR6J)

442 vagina caverns

Is that a wet cave or a dry cave?

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at February 07, 2023 04:19 PM (GFa1g)

443 What are MegAN's pronouns? That is some manly jaw, there.

Posted by: Joe Mama at February 07, 2023 04:19 PM (WmGrA)

444 "I just can't understand why people are unhappy about having to take out a second mortgage to pay for groceries and bills!"

**************

That Arrested Development meme of the mother being completely oblivious to the cost of bananas thinking $10 for one was cheap fits perfectly

Fuck these Karen scrunty cunties

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at February 07, 2023 04:19 PM (VTu1l)

445 "I just can't understand why people are unhappy about having to take out a second mortgage to pay for groceries and bills!"
==
I mean seriously, gas is 3.50 a gal but in 1896 there was no gasoline AT ALL, and you'd have to go to sea to kill a whale for oil. See, Joe Biden is GREAT!!!!

Posted by: Megan McFartle at February 07, 2023 04:19 PM (tBbKA)

446 There's an Isaac Asimov story (I think it's the one about entropy that ends with a super computer being god) where some characters marvel at the reduced size of computers.

They can fit the whole thing inside an airplane! Amazing!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 04:19 PM (LvTSG)

447 Something like 50% of California's income tax revenue comes from the top 1% of taxpayers. Who are now starting to leave. Uh oh.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 07, 2023 04:14 PM (X6HIX)

---------

The only solution is to build another Iron Curtain and forbid wealthy Californians from leaving.

"You can check-out anytime you like ...
"

Posted by: ShainS -- I'm a Freeborn Man of the USA at February 07, 2023 04:19 PM (AlCoY)

448 Four skulls and seven threads ago our co-bloggers brought upon this HQ a new argument, conceited in liberty, that all opinions are equally bullshit.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 07, 2023 04:20 PM (44ww/)

449 Can you imagine the eye-rolls if McArdle trotted out this argument at a dinner party?

Posted by: JM in Fla/Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at February 07, 2023 04:20 PM (dtHqC)

450 "Must be an awful dilemma for HR. A real Gordian knot of racial grievance."

Not one they can solve with a sword, this time.

... now there's an idea for resolving workplace grievances: armed combat!

Posted by: FeatherBlade at February 07, 2023 04:20 PM (ZQidr)

451 O/T
For some reason, Mother Jones sent me a free sample issue. Here are the headlines on the cover:
1. Trump and Big Oil stalled for a time, but here's why a green economy is coming faster than they think
2. The hidden costs of US gun violence add up to $229 billion every year
3. Your veggie burger may contain an EPA-registered air pollutant
4. Two-thirds of US companies pay no income tax
5. Republicans are working overtime to keep your vote from counting

Who reads this trash?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 04:20 PM (t0OGg)

452 446 There's an Isaac Asimov story (I think it's the one about entropy that ends with a super computer being god) where some characters marvel at the reduced size of computers.

They can fit the whole thing inside an airplane! Amazing!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 04:19 PM (LvTSG)

Well that does seem pretty small for a Deus Ex Machina.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at February 07, 2023 04:20 PM (eYoxG)

453 "Some chick" = Nicole Galland.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 07, 2023 04:20 PM (bW8dp)

454 Egg companies owned by our untaxed elites are taking in record breaking profits.

Everyone is to blame for Biden-flation.

Except Joe Biden.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 07, 2023 04:20 PM (lc5cP)

455 I'm just going to be willowed, aren't I?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 07, 2023 04:20 PM (XF9Gj)

456 Bring back the golden age of The Atlantic Blogs!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 07, 2023 04:20 PM (k+C2q)

457 What a grand story idea . . .!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 07, 2023 04:14 PM (J2vNu)

Murray Leinster, Sideways in Time, somewhere in the 30s.

There's a 'timequake' where slabs of the planet change and alternate timelines / periods in time coexist. So a group led by someone who detected it coming goes off to find a place where he can be a conquistador - even takes some coeds along. They ride through a few zones and have some adventures, then the party breaks up when they find a zone for home, but the leader goes on with some of the group. Eventually the slippage settles down except for a few odd parts where ancient animals / and people from other lines now remain in place.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 07, 2023 04:21 PM (eoQWY)

458 >>I mean seriously, gas is 3.50 a gal but in 1896 there was no gasoline AT ALL, and you'd have to go to sea to kill a whale for oil.

Now the whales come to New Jersey beaches.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 07, 2023 04:21 PM (ZLI7S)

459 5. Republicans are working overtime to keep your vote from counting

Who reads this trash?


As per a few threads ago, unmarried women?

Posted by: Ian S. at February 07, 2023 04:21 PM (X4R3E)

460 Ok, so its all about how our ancestors were treated vice today?

A Peasant in medieval times would owe ONE days labor, per week, to his Lord. This could be a monetary contribution, or Labor itself.... and one day belonged to THE Lord (Sunday)... thus the 'Government' took 1/6th of his Labor, in a tax.... or 16.67%.

In Calif, for State and Local (with Sales), it averages 13.5%. Then Median Fed Income Tax of 13.3%. Then Soc Sec of 12.4%....

/counts on fingers and toes.... Oh.... 39.2% yep, more than TWICE what a Peasant paid.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 07, 2023 04:21 PM (oHd/0)

461 > The only solution is to build another Iron Curtain and forbid wealthy Californians from leaving.

They're already trying to make you pay California taxes for essentially the rest of your life after you leave.

That's why I've stopped even changing planes in California, if I can possibly avoid it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 07, 2023 04:21 PM (bW8dp)

462 Shorter Megan:
Why didn't you poors budget for inflation like I did?

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 07, 2023 04:21 PM (Rhq4H)

463 someday the rains will come and wash the filth and stupidity away

But not this day. Not today

https://www.bitchute.com/video/diqezow7i00q/

Posted by: Kindltot at February 07, 2023 04:21 PM (xhaym)

464 The only solution is to build another Iron Curtain and forbid wealthy Californians from leaving.
_____________

The legislature has been toying with the idea of an "exit tax."

I mean, "ransom" is such an ugly word.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 07, 2023 04:22 PM (X6HIX)

465
Sidebar: Somehow the thing with the Trans Lives Matter terrorists taking over the Oklahoma State House seems like it's prime for a happy ending. Namely, an urban assault by Meal Team Six with liberal use of bratwursts as blackjacks and bludgeons.

At the very least, it should be amusing.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 07, 2023 04:22 PM (n+4am)

466 For some reason, Mother Jones sent me a free sample issue. Here are the headlines on the cover:
. . .
3. Your veggie burger may contain an EPA-registered air pollutant . . .

Who reads this trash?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023


***
3. Your veggie burger may *cause you to emit* an EPA-registered air pollutant. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 07, 2023 04:22 PM (J2vNu)

467 As per a few threads ago, unmarried women?
Posted by: Ian S. at February 07, 2023 04:21 PM (X4R3E)
++++
Yeah, probably. And the cover image is a poor Photoshop job of Trump's head on a dinosaur and childlike handwriting text that reads, "the LAST DINOSAUR"

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 04:22 PM (t0OGg)

468 Eggs cost $20 when Trump was in the White House.

My word as a Biden.

Posted by: President Pudding Cup at February 07, 2023 04:22 PM (j40lz)

469 My first pc and printer cost me $4000 in 1984. These frickin' idiots
Posted by: JM in Fla/Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at February 07, 2023 04:17 PM (dtHqC)


Mine cost about that, but it was a 486DX!

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 07, 2023 04:22 PM (yQpMk)

470 2 The egg shortage and price hikes are just mechanisms to drive more bugs into your diet.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at February 07, 2023 03:21 PM (AgSNr)

we LIKE eating bugz!

Posted by: Flyover's Hens at February 07, 2023 04:23 PM (Rbu5d)

471 3. Your veggie burger may *cause you to emit* an EPA-registered air pollutant. . . .
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 07, 2023 04:22 PM (J2vNu)
____________

And forget about your burrito.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 07, 2023 04:23 PM (X6HIX)

472 Faux-bertarians are handmaidens to the scum of DC. After this madness is settle, they need a turn in the box.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 07, 2023 04:23 PM (XF9Gj)

473 467 As per a few threads ago, unmarried women?
Posted by: Ian S. at February 07, 2023 04:21 PM (X4R3E)
++++
Yeah, probably. And the cover image is a poor Photoshop job of Trump's head on a dinosaur and childlike handwriting text that reads, "the LAST DINOSAUR"
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 04:22 PM (t0OGg)

I've thought for a while that he's an appropriate figure for The Last President. Like The Last Emperor.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at February 07, 2023 04:23 PM (eYoxG)

474 3. Your veggie burger may contain an EPA-registered air pollutant
==
Pretty sure Woke as Fcuk Burger King uses gas for their flame broiled whoppers. Hope the left turns on them viciously. *Ponders is there anything I can do to help*

Posted by: Calling 4chan at February 07, 2023 04:23 PM (QFC8B)

475 https://www.bitchute.com/video/diqezow7i00q/
Posted by: Kindltot at February 07, 2023 04:21 PM (xhaym)
++++
LOL.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 04:24 PM (t0OGg)

476 I feel better now that someone has explained the cost of eggs to me.

Posted by: jwest at February 07, 2023 04:24 PM (/BlEx)

477 Under Reagan a microwave oven would cost you 800 bones. Under Biden you can pick one up for under 40.
Biden should be POTUS forever.

Posted by: Fool Otto at February 07, 2023 04:24 PM (DB16e)

478 Nood Hunter

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 07, 2023 04:24 PM (u73oe)

479 3. Your veggie burger may contain an EPA-registered air pollutant . . .

So don't smoke your veggie burger? I don't get it. Does MJ think food goes to your lungs?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 07, 2023 04:24 PM (UuD2k)

480 473 I've thought for a while that he's an appropriate figure for The Last President. Like The Last Emperor.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at February 07, 2023 04:23 PM (eYoxG)

========

I don't think Trump would make a very good gardener.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 04:24 PM (LvTSG)

481 Eggs cost $20 when Trump was in the White House.
______________

And now they're 5 rubles. Except there aren't any eggs, but if there were, they'd be cheap.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 07, 2023 04:24 PM (X6HIX)

482 > Pretty sure Woke as Fcuk Burger King uses gas for their flame broiled whoppers.

I think most of 'em just microwave pre-cooked patties these days, with painted on "grill marks". I don't remember the last time I saw an actual flame grill in a BK.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 07, 2023 04:24 PM (bW8dp)

483 Murray Leinster, Sideways in Time, somewhere in the 30s.

There's a 'timequake' where slabs of the planet change and alternate timelines / periods in time coexist. So a group led by someone who detected it coming goes off to find a place where he can be a conquistador - even takes some coeds along. They ride through a few zones and have some adventures, then the party breaks up when they find a zone for home, but the leader goes on with some of the group. Eventually the slippage settles down except for a few odd parts where ancient animals / and people from other lines now remain in place.
Posted by: Oldcat at February 07, 2023


***
I think Leinster's is considered the first alternate timeline story.

Your summary sounds like the pitch for the TV series Sliders!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 07, 2023 04:25 PM (J2vNu)

484 Angela McArdle >>>>>>>Megan McArdle

[sings] One of these Libertarians ain't like the other . . .

Posted by: Kindltot at February 07, 2023 04:25 PM (xhaym)

485 Since our elites obviously intend we should eat bugs, I think I'll start marketing free range bugs right now.

For de earf.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at February 07, 2023 04:25 PM (2YtOq)

486 The current problem is, in order to be useful to the current regime, the useful idiots have to really amp up their idiocy

Posted by: zombie Vladimir Lenin at February 07, 2023 04:25 PM (5Al3g)

487 This is exactly the point I was trying to make with that remark about eating cake!

Posted by: Marie-Antoinette at February 07, 2023 04:25 PM (+/cpF)

488 I had York peppermint patties for lunch today, so I'm having a hard time thinking about food right now.

Posted by: Weasel at February 07, 2023 04:25 PM (WoIMU)

489 447 The only solution is to build another Iron Curtain and forbid wealthy Californians from leaving.



Read somewhere Californians who escape will continue to be taxed by Cali no matter where they move to...

Posted by: Floridachick at February 07, 2023 04:25 PM (JFy3K)

490 >>>@197 ... A specific protein found in egg yolk help to prevent CoVId from binding to the ACE2 receptors.
Doin a big think here boss. Posted by: Not Aaron Clarey at February 07, 2023 03:44 PM (rfq+l)
.......................
Have seen a few reports of this since early 2021 but didn't dig up the two links below until AFTER seeing the lame-stream media (mostly non-scientists) recently claiming these reports were false ... That's when one is apt to suspect there's at least a nugget of truth TPTB don't want you believing.

LINK ONE (UC Davis): tinyurl.com/yvcd64bt
LINK TWO (NIH): https://tinyurl.com/2p92nce5

You can see "NIH" in the URL in Link.
NIH = National Institutes of Health
NCBI = National Center for Biotechnology
NLM = National Library of Medicine

Posted by: Kathy at February 07, 2023 04:26 PM (JklXp)

491 And the cover image is a poor Photoshop job of Trump's head on a dinosaur and childlike handwriting text that reads, "the LAST DINOSAUR"

The Left can't meme. This is known.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 07, 2023 04:26 PM (ZGrMX)

492 480 473 I've thought for a while that he's an appropriate figure for The Last President. Like The Last Emperor.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at February 07, 2023 04:23 PM (eYoxG)

========

I don't think Trump would make a very good gardener.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 07, 2023 04:24 PM (LvTSG)

I also think his scenes would also be generally more humorous as opposed to melodramatic. Kind of like Life is Beautiful.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at February 07, 2023 04:26 PM (eYoxG)

493
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2023 04:20 PM (t0OGg)

See, this is what I'm talking about.

"Why Is Gas So Expensive? Experts Say We're Out of Wind"

"The Real Financial Killer: How Your AR-15 Is Hurting Your 401(k)"

"OLD & BUSTED: Cow Farts. NEW HOTNESS: Plant Farts."

"Editorial: Government Doesn't Steal Enough"

"Top 1000 Listicle: 100 Reasons Why Voting Is Fascism"

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 07, 2023 04:26 PM (oINRc)

494 We're reprinting the menus over the weekend to reflect the price of eggs, bacon and toast.

When the prices drop back to normal, we'll keep this menu and buy a serious yacht.

Posted by: jwest at February 07, 2023 04:26 PM (/BlEx)

495 3. Your veggie burger may *cause you to emit* an EPA-registered air pollutant. . . .
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 07, 2023
____________

And forget about your burrito.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 07, 2023


***
BRRRR-AAP!

*smiles sheepishly* Sorry about that.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 07, 2023 04:26 PM (J2vNu)

496 The 1% meme is bad and counter-productive. The issue is the 0.05%. The rest of the top 1% is fine.

The current tax regime is a penalty on the "working middle class" by design.

Taxation is definitionally a penalty. And taxation is sometimes needed. But taxation (forced confiscation) of income is totally counter productive rn. It might be a good idea in the future, but not now.

The top 0.05% (as per wealth) are immune from wealth confiscation and most of their wealth needs to be taken away. For the good of everyone.

Posted by: Thesokorus at February 07, 2023 04:26 PM (rlG28)

497 If she compared prices of all goods from 3 years ago, it would show lots of big price increases. The fact that she compared egg prices to a time when everyone was poor is really just stupid and misleading.

Everyone knows prices have been skyrocketing and no one of the Junta gives a shit.

What is old is new again. Three cheers for Biden.

Posted by: Czech Chick at February 07, 2023 04:27 PM (6Tc2R)

498 "I just can't understand why people are unhappy about having to take out a second mortgage to pay for groceries and bills!"
==
I mean seriously, gas is 3.50 a gal but in 1896 there was no gasoline AT ALL, and you'd have to go to sea to kill a whale for oil. See, Joe Biden is GREAT!!!!
Posted by: Megan McFartle at February 07, 2023 04:19 PM (tBbKA)

The real issue here is just elitism in its dopiest form. "People complain about X, but I don't understand and won't bother to ask them since I am so much smarter than they are and who cares about the proles. I'll dash off a poorly thought out column and feel myself better than they are"

Posted by: Oldcat at February 07, 2023 04:27 PM (eoQWY)

499 Ten Reasons Why Tilapia Skin Is Better Than Your Wiener

OMG. I get that reference. Can someone please write those ten reasons now?

1. No shrinkage in cold water!

2. Genitals that are the envy of Aquaman!
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at February 07, 2023 04:15 PM


3. Ribbed Scaled for her pleasure.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 07, 2023 04:28 PM (Wnv9h)

500 Shift in prices, shift in credentials, shift in pay. Watch your doctor go away.

We now have PA's, PRN's, primary Dr.s, and specialists.
PA's can diagnose and prescribe under the authority of a Dr.. PRN's can do same and but in many cases or states it is not necessary for them to work under the authority of a Dr.

What's the shift?

Primary physicians will disappear being replaced by PRN's and PA's will move up behind the PRN's. Why?
Money. Socialized Medicine Lite. Primary Physicians have a boat load of overhead and generally a broad range of study and a focused (mine specialized in hypertension and related chemistry, fancy that) field of study. I'm not denigrating the PRN's they worked hard to attain that position but they are not GP's. - They also don't make a GP's money. And that's the nut, that's where our first line of professional health care is going.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 07, 2023 04:28 PM (gVDpb)

501 > Mine cost about that, but it was a 486DX!

I had a 486 DX 4 100 in college. I was jealous when kids started showing up with their Pentium 1s.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 07, 2023 04:28 PM (eyxn4)

502 A specific protein found in egg yolk help to prevent CoVId from binding to the ACE2 receptors.
==
wasn't it due to the fact that a specific bunch of chickens were inoculated against bird flu - i didnt read it, but read a summary by someone else that was saying it was a specific brown egg, lain by a specific flock that had been innoculated years back. . .

Posted by: I'm just spitballing here at February 07, 2023 04:28 PM (ysESF)

503
I'm thinking of that Neal Stephenson story with time travel, where an old-school Viking horde stages a raid on an undefended "treasure house" (aka: a Walmart).

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 07, 2023

***
What a grand story idea . . .!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere


The Far Arena. A Roman gladiator is found frozen in ice by an oil company and is revived to find himself in modern times surrounded by soft, civilized saps.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 07, 2023 04:29 PM (n+4am)

504 419 Ten Reasons Why Tilapia Skin Is Better Than Your Wiener

OMG. I get that reference. Can someone please write those ten reasons now?

1. No shrinkage in cold water!

2. Genitals that are the envy of Aquaman!
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at February 07, 2023 04:15 PM
Somebody probably sniffed this one out but:
3. Genuine fish smell?

Posted by: Eromero at February 07, 2023 04:30 PM (MF3yS)

505 Guess I'll save it for tonight.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 07, 2023 04:31 PM (gVDpb)

506 A specific protein found in egg yolk help to prevent CoVId from binding to the ACE2 receptors.
==
wasn't it due to the fact that a specific bunch of chickens were inoculated against bird flu - i didnt read it, but read a summary by someone else that was saying it was a specific brown egg, lain by a specific flock that had been innoculated years back. . .
Posted by: I'm just spitballing here

I can't remember. I scanned.
All I know is I'm Eggs Good side of the Bell Curve on this one.

Posted by: Not Aaron Clarey at February 07, 2023 04:31 PM (rfq+l)

507 PRN's and PA's will move up behind the PRN's. Why?
Money. Socialized Medicine Lite. Primary Physicians have a boat load of overhead and generally a broad range of study and a focused (mine specialized in hypertension and related chemistry, fancy that) field of study. I'm not denigrating the PRN's they worked hard to attain that position but they are not GP's. - They also don't make a GP's money. And that's the nut, that's where our first line of professional health care is going.
==
They aren't sending their best. You can get through this field of study and be in practice very quickly. As compared to an MD. What does that mean in practical terms - you aren't weeding out the people who aren't committed. The obsessives who will make sure you results get reviewed and your follow up is taken care of. You'll get a bunch of 9 to fivers who will make an effort between 9 to 5 but that's pretty much it. If they were adapted to applying themselves they'd gone to medical school.

Posted by: Not gonna sugar coat it at February 07, 2023 04:32 PM (CGYH4)

508 All I know is I'm Eggs Good side of the Bell Curve on this one.
==
It may be only a specific strain of chicken, not ALL EGGS good.

I'mma have to check now.

Posted by: I mean I'd not be surprised actually at February 07, 2023 04:33 PM (CGYH4)

509 .25 in 1905 is equal to $8.43 in 2023.

Posted by: jeff at February 07, 2023 05:03 PM (pvt9V)

510 >>>What's the SOTU drinking word?

>Trump


>Interestingly, I heard that everything Megan knows about eggs, she personally researched. Now I want Megan's hot take on STDs.


Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 07, 2023 05:08 PM (Jg7EG)

511 Yeah well everything else is up too. A 20% to 30% inflation rate means a 20% to 30% reduction in standard of living.

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