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THE MORNING RANT: More Winning in the Culture Wars at the State & Local Level

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It cannot be stressed enough that we can win significant battles at the state and local level against the left and their destructive agenda. In fact, we are winning significant battles. There are the high-profile victories, such as Ron DeSantis’ amazing record in Florida against woke corporations and Covid sharia, as well as the growing number of states that have now banned the transgender industry from altering children’s bodies. But below those top-of-the-fold stories, there is a lot more winning happening.

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Last year, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton banned Citigroup from underwriting bond issues in Texas because of its discriminatory policies against gun owners and manufacturers. He has not let up, and he remains on offense against woke capital.

“Texas Bans Barclays from Participating in Bond Market Due to ESG Commitments” [WSJ – 01/26/2024]

Barclays was previously identified as a potential “fossil fuel boycotter” under Texas law. The bank subsequently opted not to respond to questions about its ESG commitments, Paxton’s office said.

The Attorney General’s Public Finance Division ruled that “we will not approve any public security issued on or after today’s date in which Barclays purchases or underwrites the public security or is otherwise a party to a covered contract relating to the public security.”

One state Attorney General like Ken Paxton can do so much more in the fight against the woke agenda than any elected official in Washington, which is also why the RINO-Democrat alliance in Texas fought so hard to remove Paxton from office via impeachment. There were plenty of squish Republicans in Texas who would have played along with the failed impeachment too, but their constituents made it clear that if they terminated Paxton’s career, they would also be terminating their own political careers.

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Over in Arizona, “green energy” was just dealt a serious setback by a somewhat obscure regulatory agency, the Arizona Corporation Commission, which governs and regulates utilities in the state.

“Arizona regulators vote to repeal state renewable energy target, efficiency rules” [S&P Global – 02/08/2024]

In a highly unusual move, Arizona utility regulators ordered their staff to draft new rules that would repeal the state's existing mandates for renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Perhaps this is being reported as a ”highly unusual move” because the left isn’t used to receiving pushback to its eco-communist agenda. The reason this could happen at all is that conservative Republicans hold 4 of the 5 seats on the commission, and they are responsive to rate payers who cannot afford higher rates for unicorn-based electricity.

These regulatory officers were voted into office in statewide elections. While these Corporate Commission seats are not as prestigious as the US Senate seats that Martha McSally keeps losing, they are much more important to the everyday life of Arizonans, and these four Republican commissioners have done more to defeat the anti-carbon agenda than all the Senators in Washington combined.

State and local elections matter.

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We may not be able to defeat BlackRock and the woke financial oligarchy in Washington DC, but we can beat them state by state. There was more good news in the battle against woke capital last week, this time in South Carolina.

“McMaster signs bill to ban ESG from South Carolina’s retirement system” [The Center Square – 02/15/2024]

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster ceremonially signed a measure mandating the state's retirement system to consider only "pecuniary factors" when making investment decisions.

H.3690, the ESG Pension Protection Act, effectively bans the South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission from weighing environmental, social and governance factors and orders the system to maximize the highest rate of return for beneficiaries.

State and local elections in South Carolina put the legislators and Governor in office to make this anti-ESG victory happen.

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While South Carolina wasn’t the first or most prominent state to bar state funds from being used in ESG investments, perhaps it was the straw that broke the Bond villains’ backs.

“JPMorgan Chase, BlackRock drop out of massive UN climate alliance in stunning move” [FoxBusiness – 02/15/2024]

JPMorgan Chase and institutional investors BlackRock and State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) on Thursday announced that they are quitting or, in the case of BlackRock, substantially scaling back involvement in a massive United Nations climate alliance formed to combat global warming through corporate sustainability agreements.

The stunning announcements come as the largest financial institutions in the U.S. and worldwide face an onslaught of pressure from consumer advocates and Republican states over their environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities.

Again, this retrenchment by globalist woke capital isn’t happening because of any Republican in Congress. This is happening because of conservative Republicans elected at the state level, and acting at the state level. Will the globalist villains of high-finance try to rebrand their evil agenda? Of course they will, but now they know that we are watching them, and we are ready to divest if they backslide.

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is celebrating the withdraw of those big investment firms from the climate alliance, but he remains watchful and skeptical of them too.

“Texas still skeptical about companies claiming to withdraw from ESG commitments” [The Center Square – 02/16/2024]

Hegar said in a statement on Thursday that companies distancing themselves from CA100+ is a “welcome development.”

However, he remains skeptical. He explained the experiences his staff have had when talking to people in the financial industry. “We heard firms telling Texas one thing but then providing very different and often contradictory information to states like New York or California,” he said. “Unfortunately, some of that doublespeak continues in these announcements.”

It is a positive development that aspiring politicians in red states have learned they can advance their political careers by going to battle against woke, anti-American corporations. The eco-communists of Wall Street cannot bluff their way through the red state pushback.

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is more important in the culture wars than either of Texas’ senators in Washington.

State and local elections matter.

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Also in Texas, this time on the education battlefront…

“Texas A&M closes satellite Qatar campus citing 'heightened instability’ in the Middle East”

“Heightened instability” is a way of stating that Qatar provides support and protection to Hamas, and as much as the faculty and leadership at Texas A&M may find common cause with Hamas, the average Texan is repulsed by taxpayer money being used by A&M to abet anti-Israeli terrorists.

The move by the board of regents follows revelations in a recent report published by the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism & Policy (ISGAP) which highlighted Qatar’s relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood and uncovered "its extensive financial arrangements with Texas A&M University."

Under pressure from alums and regular citizens, A&M Regents voted 7-1 to close its Qatar campus.

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The Regents voted this way because they have finally learned to fear voters and angry alumni more than they fear the noisy, left-wing radicals that are so prominent in the halls of Texas A&M.

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And also in Texas, and also on the education battlefront…

“UT-Austin eliminates scholarship program for undocumented students following Texas’ DEI ban” [Dallas Morning News – 01/25/2024]

University officials noted that the scholarship potentially violates Texas’ new ban on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in state universities and colleges, according to internal messages obtained by The Dallas Morning News.

A new Texas law, signed by Gov. Greg Abbot in May, requires the elimination of DEI offices and any programming based on race, color, ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation.

Yes, I’m a stuck record, but this victory occurred because voters elected legislators who made it happen, and a Governor who signed the law. And most importantly, many of those elected officials who might not have wanted to vote that way did so because they knew they would pay the price at the ballot box if they betrayed their constituents.

State and local elections matter.

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Primary elections will be held over the next few months to choose candidates for the 2024 general election in November. I implore you to do a little research and find out which Republicans are movement conservatives, and which are just seeking office as a Republican. In red states where Democrats don’t have much of a chance in November, liberal candidates often run as Republicans and then betray their voters once elected.

This is not a foolproof test, but if a political nepot is running on his/her Daddy’s famous political name, politics is the family business, and there is probably a better candidate to vote for in the primary.

Have a wonderful President’s Day. I’ll be celebrating James Polk and Calvin Coolidge today. How about you?

[buck.throckmorton at protonmail dot com]

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at 11:00 AM




Comments

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1 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:01 AM (Zz0t1)

2 Oh?

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 19, 2024 11:01 AM (N1tpc)

3 Ken Paxton has George Washington blood in him.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:02 AM (Zz0t1)

4 I shouldn't have bothered reading content

/hangs head in shame

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 19, 2024 11:02 AM (N1tpc)

5 Just a reminder that the GOPe of Texas is out for Ken Paxton's blood.

Our "betters" are just evil.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 19, 2024 11:02 AM (N1tpc)

6 Just a reminder that the GOPe of Texas is out for Ken Paxton's blood.

Our "betters" are just evil.
Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 19, 2024 11:02 AM (N1tpc)



Lead by the Bush's and Karl Rove.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:03 AM (Zz0t1)

7 State and local elections in South Carolina put the legislators and Governor in office to make this anti-ESG victory happen.

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I'm black pilled on the presidential election, but not every precinct is located in urban Philly.

Voting is still important.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:03 AM (GBKbO)

8 Meanwhile, Cornyn is shit-tweeting Paxton.

Posted by: huerfano at February 19, 2024 11:04 AM (Q4KYm)

9 Meanwhile, Cornyn is shit-tweeting Paxton.
Posted by: huerfano


Cornyn needs to go.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 19, 2024 11:05 AM (ous9O)

10 Over in Arizona, “green energy” was just dealt a serious setback ...


Over in Washington state, green energy will move forward, as soon as it stops raining.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 19, 2024 11:06 AM (W/lyH)

11 I think some of the push-back is that some people were getting physically uncomfortable with the climate/SJW/leftist bullshit. Either they were losing more money than they wanted or it was costing them more than they thought it would to virtue signal their ideology.

Piss on them either way.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 19, 2024 11:06 AM (Q4IgG)

12 9 Meanwhile, Cornyn is shit-tweeting Paxton.
Posted by: huerfano


Cornyn needs to go.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 19, 2024 11:05 AM (ous9O)

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Cornyn is more likely to become the leader of the Republican caucus in the Senate than being defeated in a primary.

I think Texas Republicans like him in the aggregate.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:06 AM (GBKbO)

13 Over in Arizona, “green energy” was just dealt a serious setback ...


Over in Washington state, green energy will move forward, as soon as it stops raining.
Posted by: Diogenes


Solar FTW!

/snort

Posted by: rickb223 at February 19, 2024 11:06 AM (ous9O)

14 "State and local elections matter."

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All fine and dandy, but the "answer" is not in elections. It's in the people reaching the point of recognizing government isn't the answer, government doesn't have the answer, and indeed, government is the problem.

Better government is still bad government.

Posted by: Military Industrial Complex at February 19, 2024 11:07 AM (5BSKN)

15
Over in Washington state, green energy will move forward, as soon as it stops raining.
Posted by: Diogenes



Rain? Good thing they're shutting down hydroelectric.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:07 AM (Zz0t1)

16 Commenting present

Posted by: Skip at February 19, 2024 11:07 AM (Qb3Rx)

17 Karl Rove.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:03 AM (Zz0t1)

Whenever I see this guy, I hit mute...he must have a cot @ the Fox studio.

Posted by: BignJames at February 19, 2024 11:07 AM (AwYPR)

18
Whenever I see this guy, I hit mute...he must have a cot @ the Fox studio.
Posted by: BignJames at February 19, 2024 11:07 AM (AwYPR)



Good thing I don't watch Fox News.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:08 AM (Zz0t1)

19 Ken Paxton reminds Texas politicians ‘The Eyes Of Texas Are Upon You..’.

Posted by: Eromero at February 19, 2024 11:08 AM (NxC5+)

20 14 All fine and dandy, but the "answer" is not in elections. It's in the people reaching the point of recognizing government isn't the answer, government doesn't have the answer, and indeed, government is the problem.

Better government is still bad government.

Posted by: Military Industrial Complex at February 19, 2024 11:07 AM (5BSKN)

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Until you change the nature of man, government will be a necessary evil borne of man's own fallen state.

As Thomas Paine said, society arises from man's good. Government arises from man's evil.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:08 AM (GBKbO)

21 Shit, I told myself to get rid of the sock. To take it off before hitting send.

My brain doesn't listen to me.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2024 11:08 AM (5BSKN)

22 Shit, I told myself to get rid of the sock. To take it off before hitting send.

My brain doesn't listen to me.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2024 11:08 AM (5BSKN)



Happens to the best of us.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:09 AM (Zz0t1)

23 Thx Buck , great post. One of the things driving the collapse in the corporate world of DEI and ESG is the threat of shareholder lawsuits. DEI and ESG aren't profitable and are lowering the value of the shares, ergo the directors and executives should not be engaging in them. Of course the WEF prefers stakeholders aka corporate socialism which says profitablity is irrelevant versus 'goodness"

Posted by: Smell the Glove at February 19, 2024 11:09 AM (byGob)

24 Let's keep in mind that the esg, dei and green crap folks are the same type who tried to push communism for decades. When openly pushing it they made no headway, so they resorted to subterfuge and invaded academe where it was easier to get that thin wedge in the door. Once there they pushed communism, socialism and any other bad ism they could find. This isn't over and everyone needs to be very vigilant.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at February 19, 2024 11:09 AM (2NHgQ)

25 9: Cornyn forgot a long time ago where he came from. I want him out.

The impeachment trial of AG Paxton last year was such bullshit, Lt Gov Patrick put the TX HR on blast on the day of acquittal.

Tomorrow, early voting begins in TX. I’m voting against RINOs like my State Rep. He is in office to serve TASB and the school lobby, not District 88. He must go. (He hates conservatives but man he needs their votes and his propaganda touts his “conservatism”.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 19, 2024 11:10 AM (Bn2JH)

26 I’m celebrating Millard Fillmore this prez day. Just another worthless VP that ascended to the throne upon the demise (physical or political) of his running mate….

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at February 19, 2024 11:10 AM (gqhqp)

27 Until you change the nature of man, government will be a necessary evil borne of man's own fallen state.

As Thomas Paine said, society arises from man's good. Government arises from man's evil.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:08 AM (GBKbO)

Sure, but that's not the same thing as people looking at it as an evil.

Necessary or not, it's still evil, and people don't just instinctively look to government for answers. They have to be trained to do that. And we are.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2024 11:10 AM (5BSKN)

28 I think Texas Republicans like him in the aggregate.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:06 AM

I'd like him covered by 16 tons of #2 gravel.

Posted by: Rock On! at February 19, 2024 11:10 AM (V5BDR)

29 25 Tomorrow, early voting begins in TX. I’m voting against RINOs like my State Rep. He is in office to serve TASB and the school lobby, not District 88. He must go. (He hates conservatives but man he needs their votes and his propaganda touts his “conservatism”.)
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 19, 2024 11:10 AM (Bn2JH)

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Honest question:

If he wins his primary, will you vote for him in the general?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:10 AM (GBKbO)

30 27 Sure, but that's not the same thing as people looking at it as an evil.

Necessary or not, it's still evil, and people don't just instinctively look to government for answers. They have to be trained to do that. And we are.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2024 11:10 AM (5BSKN)

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I'm going to have to ask my local representative to get me in contact with the right government agency so that I can respond to this idea correctly.

Estimated time is 8-12 weeks.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:11 AM (GBKbO)

31 My company (well, the company that bought us out) is going DEI whole hog. Last month got the first email from HR. defining "priveledge".
I'm stlll on family leave and my teen is being trouble, so nothing I can do. If I can get things back on a normal keel, I'm looking for new work.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 19, 2024 11:11 AM (PfMXD)

32 Happens to the best of us.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:09 AM (Zz0t1)

Your brain doesn't listen to me either?

Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2024 11:12 AM (5BSKN)

33 Along similar lines, private businesses can make a difference, too.

Tiny NY town loses its giant Remington factory, it's moving to "gun friendly" Georgia. Remington started in Ilion in upstate New York in 1816 and grew into a one million square foot factory. With a population of just 7,600, the factory has long been the town's main employer.

Cheaper labor. Right-to-work. Whole ny families will be destroyed.

That right there is why they are moving. it isn't about "gun friendly", it's about being able to pay people less and fire at will.

Imagine thinking you've got a job for life, and then this rug gets pulled out from under you? This is going to decimate that town. Itll be another rundown rust belt town with shuttered businesses and boarded up homes.

There's a public library. Wonder how it's funded? This is the kind of hit that hits the library hard!

The funny thing is, Remington makes hunting guns, not assault rifles. They tried AR's and handguns for a time but that mostly failed. Now it's mostly bolt action deer rifles and shotguns. Guns used in mass shootings are rarely Remington models.

Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at February 19, 2024 11:12 AM (ycI94)

34 33 Cheaper labor. Right-to-work. Whole ny families will be destroyed.

That right there is why they are moving. it isn't about "gun friendly", it's about being able to pay people less and fire at will.

Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at February 19, 2024 11:12 AM (ycI94)

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So, they admit that government policy affects business decisions? That government policy creates a type of "business environment" that attracts or repels business investment?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:13 AM (GBKbO)

35 Meanwhile, Cornyn is shit-tweeting Paxton.
Posted by: huerfano at February 19, 2024 11:04 AM (Q4KYm)


Paxton should announce that his office is investigating Cornyn for violating some law which cannot possibly be construed that way under the "OrangeManBad Rule".

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at February 19, 2024 11:14 AM (1Z8zZ)

36 Either they were losing more money than they wanted or it was costing them more than they thought it would to virtue signal their ideology.

Smell the Glove got it right at #23. They see circling lawyers. That's why we need to watch them like hawks. They'll say they're backing off from explicit ESG, but they'll continue doing it if we let them. They will just call it something else.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 11:14 AM (CsUN+)

37
Your brain doesn't listen to me either?
Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2024 11:12 AM (5BSKN)



It doesn't listen to me, why should it listen to you?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:14 AM (Zz0t1)

38 Speaking of struggles, my cats and I are in a constant battle over the litter box. As soon as I clean it out, they leave a nice smelly dump on top. If I don't clean out the box for a few days, they put time and effort into burying the thing.

So it's either instant, piercing stench, or the slow, constant, dull odor.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2024 11:14 AM (5BSKN)

39 Ken Paxton is on Glenn Beck's show right now.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 19, 2024 11:15 AM (63Dwl)

40 Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at February 19, 2024 11:12 AM (ycI94)


The stupid. It burns.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:15 AM (Zz0t1)

41 Tomorrow Mrs.E and I will vote early, eat Texas-shaped waffles, and visit the indoor range. GOD Blessed Texas. May He continue to bless Texas.

Posted by: Eromero at February 19, 2024 11:16 AM (NxC5+)

42 Cornyn is more likely to become the leader of the Republican caucus in the Senate than being defeated in a primary.

I think Texas Republicans like him in the aggregate.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:06 AM (GBKbO)


Bush Republicans like him. They're losing power slowly but if he becomes caucus leader that'll be a hard thing to kill.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at February 19, 2024 11:16 AM (1Z8zZ)

43 Ken Paxton is on Glenn Beck's show right now.

Glenn Beck still has a show?

Posted by: Oddbob at February 19, 2024 11:16 AM (sNc8Y)

44 Unicorn-based electricity.


That's Chuy level cruelty. Bravo. 👏🏻

Posted by: rickb223 at February 19, 2024 11:16 AM (ous9O)

45 The Bush family is very disappointed that you peasants are supporting Paxton, very disappointed.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 19, 2024 11:17 AM (XsUCn)

46 Hey!

Calvin Coolidge may be my favorite president!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 19, 2024 11:17 AM (gSZYf)

47 Cornyn is a shitweenie twat twinkle douche monkey

Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger - Esteemed Trump-Ho and Searcher of Wagshambas at February 19, 2024 11:17 AM (VTu1l)

48 The Bush family is very disappointed that you peasants are supporting Paxton, very disappointed.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 19, 2024 11:17 AM (XsUCn)



I fart in their general direction.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:17 AM (Zz0t1)

49 And most importantly, many of those elected officials who might not have wanted to vote that way did so because they knew they would pay the price at the ballot box if they betrayed their constituents.

This is the whole ballgame. Actual leaders like Washington are very, very rare. These invertebrates will only do what we want them to do if they're contemplating a good hanging.

That's okay. I don't want them to be my heroes, I want them to do as they're damn well told.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 11:17 AM (CsUN+)

50 Your brain doesn't listen to me either?
Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2024 11:12 AM (5BSKN)

It doesn't listen to me, why should it listen to you?
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:14 AM (Zz0t1)

I've been having dreams lately, of being younger, doing younger me things. And then I wake up.

I'm not just not being listened to, I'm being mocked. Like a perpetual Nelson, pointing and laughing.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2024 11:17 AM (5BSKN)

51 It's in the people reaching the point of recognizing government isn't the answer, government doesn't have the answer, and indeed, government is the problem.

911: 911, what's your emergency?
Caller: McDonalds only gave me one packet of sauce for my nuggets.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at February 19, 2024 11:18 AM (1Z8zZ)

52
I'm in favor of some level of solar in the mix. Just so we can make people who don't wanna work grab a squeegee and a bucket of soapy water and spend eight hours every day cleaning bird shit off solar panels. No work, no check.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 19, 2024 11:18 AM (nIvob)

53 38 Speaking of struggles, my cats and I are in a constant battle over the litter box. As soon as I clean it out, they leave a nice smelly dump on top. If I don't clean out the box for a few days, they put time and effort into burying the thing.

So it's either instant, piercing stench, or the slow, constant, dull odor.
Posted by: BurtTC

Maybe you could clean the box more often? You flush the toilet every time you use it, No?

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 19, 2024 11:18 AM (q9vYD)

54 Chris D. Jackson
@ChrisDJackson
🚨 BIDEN RANKED 14TH BEST PRESIDENT ALL-TIME IN NEW SURVEY
Wow! According to the new survey by the Presidential Greatness Project, made up of presidential scholars and historians, President Biden is the 14th best president in all of American history.

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I guess putting him in the top ten was too big a lie even for lefty academics.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 19, 2024 11:19 AM (FVME7)

55 So a bunch of terror-supporting leftwing cunts dropped hundreds of pounds actual shit in front of Pelolsi's SF house. My question: how did anyone notice anything different?

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 19, 2024 11:19 AM (iFTx/)

56 54 Chris D. Jackson
@ChrisDJackson
🚨 BIDEN RANKED 14TH BEST PRESIDENT ALL-TIME IN NEW SURVEY
Wow! According to the new survey by the Presidential Greatness Project, made up of presidential scholars and historians, President Biden is the 14th best president in all of American history.

-
I guess putting him in the top ten was too big a lie even for lefty academics.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 19, 2024 11:19 AM (FVME7)

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Honestly, that's really low for these kinds of surveys.

"Presidential scholars and historians" are leftist shitweasels who put FDR up at the top because he was "active" despite the fact that his policies extended the Great Depression by years.

Obama was regularly high up during his presidency (top five, if I remember correctly). If Biden is 14, then even they think he sucks.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:20 AM (GBKbO)

57 I’m celebrating Millard Fillmore this prez day. Just another worthless VP that ascended to the throne upon the demise (physical or political) of his running mate….
Posted by: LinusVanPelt at February 19, 2024 11:10 AM (gqhqp)

I'm celebrating Donald Trump because it pisses off all the right people.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at February 19, 2024 11:20 AM (1Z8zZ)

58 54 Chris D. Jackson
@ChrisDJackson
🚨 BIDEN RANKED 14TH BEST PRESIDENT ALL-TIME IN NEW SURVEY
Wow! According to the new survey by the Presidential Greatness Project, made up of presidential scholars and historians, President Biden is the 14th best president in all of American history.

-
I guess putting him in the top ten was too big a lie even for lefty academics.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 19, 2024 11:19 AM (FVME7)
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Carter is #15? Or 13?

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 19, 2024 11:20 AM (iFTx/)

59 Bush Republicans like him. They're losing power slowly but if he becomes caucus leader that'll be a hard thing to kill.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at February 19, 2024 11:16 AM (1Z8zZ)

Seems like a constant thing, some young buck gets elected, everyone loves him, then he gets bought by the powers that be. Slowly people recognize he's bought, and through monumental effort, eventually he's deposed and tossed out on his ear.

Replaced by the new young buck who everybody loves.

Rinse, lather, repeat.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2024 11:20 AM (5BSKN)

60 52
I'm in favor of some level of solar in the mix. Just so we can make people who don't wanna work grab a squeegee and a bucket of soapy water and spend eight hours every day cleaning bird shit off solar panels. No work, no check.
Posted by: Divide by Zero
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Nice! I'd include the people who've had their student loans forgiven.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at February 19, 2024 11:20 AM (fs1hN)

61 I celebrate William Henry Harrison today.

He did the least damage.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:21 AM (GBKbO)

62 Replaced by the new young buck who everybody loves.

Rinse, lather, repeat.
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Is this about me?
-Dan "Eyepatch McCain" Crenshaw

Posted by: Chuck Martel at February 19, 2024 11:21 AM (fs1hN)

63 38 Speaking of struggles, my cats and I are in a constant battle over the litter box. As soon as I clean it out, they leave a nice smelly dump on top. If I don't clean out the box for a few days, they put time and effort into burying the thing.

So it's either instant, piercing stench, or the slow, constant, dull odor.
Posted by: BurtTC

Maybe you could clean the box more often? You flush the toilet every time you use it, No?
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 19, 2024 11:18 AM (q9vYD)
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Yeah, you really do have to scoop out their presents at least once a day. Otherwise they'll find places that are not-so-poop-friendly....like your bed.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 19, 2024 11:22 AM (7fElN)

64 Sounds like TX is in the process of turning blue-ish. I think there's a concerted effort to make that happen.

People like Cornyn would probably like that and very well may be providing assistance. Whether it's a successful transition for the state is debatable, but I think there is an effort underway to turn it.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 19, 2024 11:22 AM (Q4IgG)

65 That right there is why they are moving. it isn't about "gun friendly", it's about being able to pay people less and fire at will.[/


Poor Will.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 19, 2024 11:22 AM (W/lyH)

66 “A government is like fire, a handy servant, but a dangerous master.” — George Washington

Posted by: Buffalo Chicken at February 19, 2024 11:22 AM (aD39U)

67 BIDEN RANKED 14TH BEST PRESIDENT ALL-TIME IN NEW SURVEY
Wow! According to the new survey by the Presidential Greatness Project, made up of presidential scholars and historians, President Biden is the 14th best president in all of American history.

-
I guess putting him in the top ten was too big a lie even for lefty academics.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 19, 2024 11:19 AM (FVME7)

Proof once again, if we needed it, Presidential scholars and historians are too stupid to work the fry pit at a fast food restaurant.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2024 11:22 AM (5BSKN)

68 Another great post, Buck.

Thanks for laying out the more positive political news from several states. But I, from one of those always controversial red states, greatly appreciate the following, too:

"Primary elections will be held over the next few months to choose candidates for the 2024 general election in November. I implore you to do a little research and find out which Republicans are movement conservatives, and which are just seeking office as a Republican. In red states where Democrats don’t have much of a chance in November, liberal candidates often run as Republicans and then betray their voters once elected."

Truth, but we can NEVER give up.

Posted by: L - They don't have to outrun and bear, they only have to outrun us - for now at February 19, 2024 11:23 AM (GshMh)

69 All of this is happening because the people who have an eye on the bottom line are beginning to see the the giant hole they have dug themselves into.

The blush is off the rose as far as alternate energy is concerned. At least for this generation. It will go back to being a boutique plaything for the off-grid fringe.

It's going to take a while to get the ship turned around here in the US. By then the Chinese industrial cities will be looking like Pittsburg in the 60- 70's.

Posted by: pawn at February 19, 2024 11:24 AM (QB+5g)

70 BIDEN RANKED 14TH BEST PRESIDENT ALL-TIME IN NEW SURVEY
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I guess it was the presidential scholars and historians turn to step up and take a huge hit to their credibility on behalf of Biden.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at February 19, 2024 11:24 AM (fs1hN)

71 More media auditory hallucinations. They hear "Let's go Biden!" while people without TDS hear "F*ck Joe Biden!"

http://tinyurl.com/ph4zha68

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 19, 2024 11:24 AM (FVME7)

72 Wow! According to the new survey by the Presidential Greatness Project, made up of presidential scholars and historians, President Biden is the 14th best president in all of American history.



Left wing organization puts mental retard in top 15 all time.

Shocking no one. I'm sure Kumswala Harris would poll well with those f*cks as well.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:24 AM (Zz0t1)

73 Wow! According to the new survey by the Presidential Greatness Project, made up of presidential scholars and historians, President Biden is the 14th best president in all of American history.

Carter is #15? Or 13?
Posted by: Elric Blade

My summary from the morning report post:
Reagan is 16th, Clinton 12th, and Obama 7th, GHWB 19th, Carter 22nd, and Bush Jr 33rd for recent comparison.

Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at February 19, 2024 11:24 AM (ycI94)

74
My portable solar panel is wired in series so a little obstruction doesn't effect it much but on some panels a pile of bird crap seriously degrades their performance. What a great make-work job for our low IQ invaders.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 19, 2024 11:24 AM (nIvob)

75 hiya

Posted by: JT at February 19, 2024 11:25 AM (T4tVD)

76 Last president who embodied American greatness and entrepreneurship was me!

Posted by: Zombie Sy Sperling at February 19, 2024 11:25 AM (V5BDR)

77
http://tinyurl.com/ph4zha68
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 19, 2024 11:24 AM (FVME7)



"You know what dey sayin' ho!"

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:25 AM (Zz0t1)

78 Speaking of struggles, my cats and I are in a constant battle over the litter box. As soon as I clean it out, they leave a nice smelly dump on top. If I don't clean out the box for a few days, they put time and effort into burying the thing.

So it's either instant, piercing stench, or the slow, constant, dull odor.
Posted by: BurtTC

My cats use the "Breeze" system...easier cleaning, less smell.

Posted by: BignJames at February 19, 2024 11:25 AM (AwYPR)

79 The Bush family is very disappointed that you peasants are supporting Paxton, very disappointed.
Posted by: Thomas Paine



I'm highly disappointed that the Bushes ever called themselves Republicans.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 19, 2024 11:25 AM (ous9O)

80 🚨 BIDEN RANKED 14TH BEST PRESIDENT ALL-TIME IN NEW SURVEY
Wow! According to the new survey by the Presidential Greatness Project, made up of presidential scholars and historians, President Biden is the 14th best president in all of American history.

-
I guess putting him in the top ten was too big a lie even for lefty academics.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 19, 2024 11:19 AM (FVME7)

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Honestly, that's really low for these kinds of surveys.

"Presidential scholars and historians" are leftist shitweasels who put FDR up at the top because he was "active" despite the fact that his policies extended the Great Depression by years.

Obama was regularly high up during his presidency (top five, if I remember correctly). If Biden is 14, then even they think he sucks.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:20 AM (GBKbO)
_______

I'll bet even money these "presidential scholars and historians" shitbrains can't even name 14 presidents from memory. Increase that to 20 and I'll give odds. Any takers?

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 19, 2024 11:25 AM (iFTx/)

81 Maybe you could clean the box more often? You flush the toilet every time you use it, No?
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 19, 2024 11:18 AM (q9vYD)
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Yeah, you really do have to scoop out their presents at least once a day. Otherwise they'll find places that are not-so-poop-friendly....like your bed.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 19, 2024 11:22 AM (7fElN)

That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works.

Literally, as SOON as I scoop, there's a poop, and it sits on top. If I wait, they bury it.

I'd rather they bury it. And a cat that poops somewhere other than the box is sick. Has nothing to do with how often you scoop.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2024 11:25 AM (5BSKN)

82 Elric Blade, hundreds of pounds? That’s a lot of squatcopping. Must have paid some urban camping enthusiasts in to contribute for the cause.

Posted by: Eromero at February 19, 2024 11:26 AM (NxC5+)

83 But the Biden bull stock market story isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Most of the gains in the market have only made up for the miserable returns in Biden’s disastrous first two years in office when stocks lost almost 15 percent of their value. In other words, for the most part, the last 14 months have simply made up for the lost ground during the 2022 rout in stocks.

Posted by: SMOD at February 19, 2024 11:26 AM (RHGPo)

84 Yeah, you really do have to scoop out their presents at least once a day. Otherwise they'll find places that are not-so-poop-friendly....like your bed.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel

How do you keep dogs from crapping in the bed?

Posted by: Amber Heard at February 19, 2024 11:26 AM (ycI94)

85 Over in Washington state, green energy will move forward, as soon as it stops raining.
Posted by: Diogenes



Rain? Good thing they're shutting down hydroelectric.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:07 AM (Zz0t1)
***

I have no doubt the governors of WA an OR got the best "Expert Blue Ribbon Panel" to give them the best study that money could buy.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 19, 2024 11:26 AM (W/lyH)

86 On bloomberg.com today:

"Largest Covid Vaccine Study Yet Finds Links to Health Conditions

Small increases in neurological, blood, heart-related issues
Looks at medical problems among 99 million immunized people"

--

Whoops! Whoopsies!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Womens power is beauty, mens beauty is power at February 19, 2024 11:26 AM (0+Kup)

87 Who’s the bigger jackhole, Rove or Carville?

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 19, 2024 11:26 AM (BVrf9)

88 87 Who’s the bigger jackhole, Rove or Carville?
Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 19, 2024 11:26 AM (BVrf9)
________

Yes

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 19, 2024 11:27 AM (iFTx/)

89 Who’s the bigger jackhole, Rove or Carville?
Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 19, 2024 11:26 AM (BVrf9)




Carville lives and breathes blue. You know who he is and where he stands at all times.

Rove is a lying, backstabbing piece of shit posing as a Republican.

Where's a single fatality plane crash when you need one?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:28 AM (Zz0t1)

90 My cats use the "Breeze" system...easier cleaning, less smell.
Posted by: BignJames at February 19, 2024 11:25 AM (AwYPR)

I bought a contraption, some years ago. The videos made it look like a breeze (sorry). It wasn't. The thing would clog, muck would stick to the tongs... and the cheap plastic bin was worse than just picking up the stuff myself (with a scoop, I'm not a philistine).

Maybe they make them better these days.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2024 11:29 AM (5BSKN)

91 BurtTCc@ 59-
Dan Crenshaw.

Posted by: Eromero at February 19, 2024 11:30 AM (NxC5+)

92 Carville lives and breathes blue. You know who he is and where he stands at all times.

Rove is a lying, backstabbing piece of shit posing as a Republican.

Where's a single fatality plane crash when you need one?
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:28 AM (Zz0t1)

Now do Carville's wife.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2024 11:30 AM (5BSKN)

93
82 Elric Blade, hundreds of pounds? That’s a lot of squatcopping. Must have paid some urban camping enthusiasts in to contribute for the cause.
Posted by: Eromero at February 19, 2024 11:26 AM (NxC5+)
_____________


http://tinyurl.com/2x8mprat

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 19, 2024 11:30 AM (iFTx/)

94 I sure would like to win some battles at MY local level. Fuck WA GOP.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 19, 2024 11:30 AM (xcxpd)

95 I bought a contraption, some years ago. The videos made it look like a breeze (sorry). It wasn't. The thing would clog, muck would stick to the tongs... and the cheap plastic bin was worse than just picking up the stuff myself (with a scoop, I'm not a philistine).

Maybe they make them better these days.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2024 11:29 AM (5BSKN)
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The self-cleaning litter boxes look great--right up until they break. Then you've spent a lot of money for a fancy box when a plain old plastic tub works just as well and doesn't break down.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 19, 2024 11:30 AM (7fElN)

96 I'm celebrating Donald Trump because it pisses off all the right people.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at February 19, 2024 11:20 AM (1Z8zZ)

Amen brother. I can get with that program. I just get a bit annoyed with prez day because I remember the good old days when we had Washington’s Birthday and it puzzles me why we haven’t celebrate all the worthless prez’s with the greats…

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at February 19, 2024 11:30 AM (gqhqp)

97 For the curious ones among you, Lincoln was ranked 1st, followed by FDR (of course) and Washington. Obama is ranked above Eisenhower. Guess who is dead last.

http://tinyurl.com/rczkbszh

Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 11:31 AM (CsUN+)

98 Some guy named Sig Sauer is stirring up trouble!

http://tinyurl.com/aj279zrk

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 19, 2024 11:31 AM (FVME7)

99 Sounds like TX is in the process of turning blue-ish. I think there's a concerted effort to make that happen.

People like Cornyn would probably like that and very well may be providing assistance. Whether it's a successful transition for the state is debatable, but I think there is an effort underway to turn it.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 19, 2024 11:22 AM (Q4IgG)


There is, and has been, a massive effort to return Texas to the blue camp. Thus far, though, we seem to continue to get redder.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at February 19, 2024 11:31 AM (1Z8zZ)

100 Now do Carville's wife.
Posted by: BurtTC

The Paolo, he has....how you say? Standards.

Posted by: The Paolo at February 19, 2024 11:31 AM (ycI94)

101 97 For the curious ones among you, Lincoln was ranked 1st, followed by FDR (of course) and Washington. Obama is ranked above Eisenhower. Guess who is dead last.

http://tinyurl.com/rczkbszh
Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 11:31 AM (CsUN+)

=======

*nods sagaciously*

Martin Van Buren.

They're not afraid of the Van Buren boys.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:31 AM (GBKbO)

102 And congrats to Sponge

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 19, 2024 11:31 AM (xcxpd)

103 In red states where Democrats don’t have much of a chance in November, liberal candidates often run as Republicans and then betray their voters once elected.

This is a real problem in my state. A perfect example is that rino bastard Boozman. And Tom Cotton isn't much better. Would love to replace both.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at February 19, 2024 11:31 AM (pohLc)

104 Got my Coilorado 'mail-in' 'ballot' today, along with a jumbo refill of 'scare quotes'.

I'll shred it later, cuz landfill is all it's good for.

Posted by: Don Black at February 19, 2024 11:32 AM (geLO8)

105 99 There is, and has been, a massive effort to return Texas to the blue camp. Thus far, though, we seem to continue to get redder.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at February 19, 2024 11:31 AM (1Z8zZ)

========

The evidence of Texas turning blue is always some massively well funded (99% from out of state) challenger who gets within striking distance after spending a hundred million dollars on a campaign while the rest of the ticket goes very solidly red.

Like the year Beto lost only by 5 or so to Cruz while Abbott won his gubernatorial race by 16.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:33 AM (GBKbO)

106 Aright...time for a fresh cup...and a smoke...in the garage.

Posted by: BignJames at February 19, 2024 11:33 AM (AwYPR)

107 72
I get that the filthy leftists hate Trump but lionizing FJB?
Surely, he has to look like a demented corrupt fossil even to them. It’s like mistaking a banana slug for an elephant.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at February 19, 2024 11:33 AM (jbnUc)

108 For the curious ones among you, Lincoln was ranked 1st, followed by FDR (of course) and Washington. Obama is ranked above Eisenhower. Guess who is dead last.

http://tinyurl.com/rczkbszh
Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 11:31 AM (CsUN+)



He'll rate higher in his second term.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 19, 2024 11:33 AM (aD39U)

109 103 In red states where Democrats don’t have much of a chance in November, liberal candidates often run as Republicans and then betray their voters once elected.
...
Posted by: Xipe Totec at February 19, 2024 11:31 AM (pohLc)


Well I never!

Posted by: Thom Tillis, rock-ribbed Republican at February 19, 2024 11:33 AM (PiwSw)

110 I just got here so not sure this is relevant.
Do you think some of this backing off is due to anticipating a Trump Presidency? Or is it just reality settling in?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 19, 2024 11:33 AM (t/2Uw)

111 I have to clean out our cat box every day they use it. They're mostly outside cats, but when it's cold at night the come in.

And use the box.

We use Arm & Hammer's "Cloud Control" litter. I've yet to notice a really bad stench.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 19, 2024 11:34 AM (Q4IgG)

112 The End of Democracy: "What I'm Describing is Military Rule"
https://shorturl.at/mCHLO
(Robert Malone's substack - intro and transcript of Tucker Carlson's interview of Mike Benz)

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 19, 2024 11:34 AM (llON8)

113 Now do Carville's wife.
Posted by: BurtTC

The Paolo, he has....how you say? Standards.
Posted by: The Paolo at February 19, 2024 11:31 AM (ycI94)

Back in the day, she was swooned over. I have no idea how years of living with a human sized penis affected her looks.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2024 11:34 AM (5BSKN)

114 How do you keep dogs from crapping in the bed?
Posted by: Amber Heard at February 19, 2024 11:26 AM (ycI94)

Crazy bitch is an embarrassment, as she is likely a relative of mine.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at February 19, 2024 11:34 AM (pohLc)

115 for the Texas morons...here is a very informative link to how our legislators do vs how they campaign. It has two different groups coming to similar conclusions regarding how liberal they are on both sides.

Glen Hagar is toxic to Paxton. So is Briscoe Cain. Two guys I thought I liked.

https://grassrootspriorities.com/index.php

Posted by: DanMan at February 19, 2024 11:35 AM (8uzBS)

116 A perfect example is that rino bastard Boozman. And Tom Cotton isn't much better. Would love to replace both.

I know I'll regret this, but why do you hate Cotton?

Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 11:35 AM (CsUN+)

117 I caught the last half of Emperor of the North yesterday. Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine battling it out on a train. Great movie. Highly recommend it.

Posted by: Puddinhead at February 19, 2024 11:35 AM (/UtnQ)

118 A No 1

Posted by: BignJames at February 19, 2024 11:36 AM (AwYPR)

119 >>I caught the last half of Emperor of the North yesterday.
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my favorite line: "You coulda been a great bum, kid..."

Posted by: Don Black at February 19, 2024 11:37 AM (geLO8)

120 101 97 For the curious ones among you, Lincoln was ranked 1st, followed by FDR (of course) and Washington. Obama is ranked above Eisenhower. Guess who is dead last.

http://tinyurl.com/rczkbszh
Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 11:31 AM (CsUN+)

=======

*nods sagaciously*

Martin Van Buren.

They're not afraid of the Van Buren boys.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:31 AM (GBKbO)
______

What is everyone's beef with Trump's presidency? I don't get it and nobody ever actual explains it. I get it that many people -- including on this site -- don't like him personally. I'm not here to debate that.

What I'm talking about is his presidency. We had 3+ years of real prosperity, low inflation, low prices, a border as secure as it's been, no foreign wars, relative and increasing peace in the middle east, no Russian aggression, no Chinese aggression, relatively safe and secure streets, etc. What's not to like?? Even if you hate the guy personally, wasn't even leftwing Democraps' lives better under Trump??

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 19, 2024 11:37 AM (iFTx/)

121 I know I'll regret this, but why do you hate Cotton?
Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 11:35 AM (CsUN+)

Calling the murderous Jan 6th cops heros is a start.
He has much in common with eyepatch McCain.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at February 19, 2024 11:38 AM (pohLc)

122 120 What I'm talking about is his presidency. We had 3+ years of real prosperity, low inflation, low prices, a border as secure as it's been, no foreign wars, relative and increasing peace in the middle east, no Russian aggression, no Chinese aggression, relatively safe and secure streets, etc. What's not to like?? Even if you hate the guy personally, wasn't even leftwing Democraps' lives better under Trump??
Posted by: Elric Blade at February 19, 2024 11:37 AM (iFTx/)

======

He personally murdered thousands of transgenders.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:38 AM (GBKbO)

123 What's not to like?? Even if you hate the guy personally, wasn't even leftwing Democraps' lives better under Trump??
Posted by: Elric Blade

You see, Trump has the highest (and only) "Orange Man Bad" rating, which is an immediate disqualfier for anything above last place.

Posted by: Leftist Presidential Historians at February 19, 2024 11:39 AM (ycI94)

124 The evidence of Texas turning blue is always some massively well funded (99% from out of state) challenger who gets within striking distance after spending a hundred million dollars on a campaign while the rest of the ticket goes very solidly red.

Like the year Beto lost only by 5 or so to Cruz while Abbott won his gubernatorial race by 16.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:33 AM (GBKbO)

Ann Richards was the Governor during Bush I, and was famous for saying Bush can't help but say dumb things, he was born with a silver foot in his mouth.

Or something like that. It was a pretty good line. I assume she was the last Democrat to have been elected to high office in that state.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2024 11:39 AM (5BSKN)

125 Just so we can make people who don't wanna work grab a squeegee and a bucket of soapy water and spend eight hours every day cleaning bird shit off solar panels.

Why not hook up generators to turnstiles or treadmills, and eliminate the middleman? "Step up, my lads."
http://tinyurl.com/yc8bhn3b

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 19, 2024 11:39 AM (zdLoL)

126 What is everyone's beef with Trump's presidency? I don't get it and nobody ever actual explains it. I get it that many people -- including on this site -- don't like him personally. I'm not here to debate that.

What I'm talking about is his presidency. We had 3+ years of real prosperity, low inflation, low prices, a border as secure as it's been, no foreign wars, relative and increasing peace in the middle east, no Russian aggression, no Chinese aggression, relatively safe and secure streets, etc. What's not to like?? Even if you hate the guy personally, wasn't even leftwing Democraps' lives better under Trump??
Posted by: Elric Blade at February 19, 2024 11:37 AM (iFTx/)


As the saying goes, it is hard to get someone to understand something when their salary depends on them not understanding.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 19, 2024 11:39 AM (aD39U)

127 A warning from The Economist:

The growing peril of national conservatism
It’s dangerous and it’s spreading. Liberals need to find a way to stop it
WWW.ECONOMIST.COM

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Conservatism: Threat or Peril?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 19, 2024 11:39 AM (FVME7)

128 127 A warning from The Economist:

The growing peril of national conservatism
It’s dangerous and it’s spreading. Liberals need to find a way to stop it
WWW.ECONOMIST.COM

-
Conservatism: Threat or Peril?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 19, 2024 11:39 AM (FVME7)

=======

Alternate headline:

"Better dead than red."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:40 AM (GBKbO)

129 He personally murdered thousands of transgenders.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:38 AM (GBKbO)

Don't forget eating a bat in Wuhan, which caused a bit of trouble.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2024 11:40 AM (5BSKN)

130 Obama apparently is better President than

Eisenhower, who won WWII
Reagan, who won the Cold War, and
Grant, who won the Civil War

I declare the list to be stupid, asinine, ill-conceived, and therefore invalid

Posted by: Don Black at February 19, 2024 11:41 AM (geLO8)

131 To be honest, TX isn't the only red state the left wants to flip. The want all of them blue. But there are some states, like FL and TX that are "crown jewels" for the radicals they'd really love to flip.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 19, 2024 11:41 AM (Q4IgG)

132 He personally murdered thousands of transgenders.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:38 AM (GBKbO)

——————

I was already gonna vote for him. No need to convince me further.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 19, 2024 11:41 AM (u73oe)

133 What I'm talking about is his presidency. We had 3+ years of real prosperity, low inflation, low prices, a border as secure as it's been, no foreign wars, relative and increasing peace in the middle east, no Russian aggression, no Chinese aggression, relatively safe and secure streets, etc. What's not to like?? Even if you hate the guy personally, wasn't even leftwing Democraps' lives better under Trump??

Posted by: Elric Blade

I absolutely agree. the left will rant about him being a homophobic, racist, antisemite,demagogue and no reporter ever asks for an example. No matter how many times Charlottesville is debunked, Ds still believe that Trump is a Nazi.
It is impossible to argue with a leftist because there is no rational basis for their beliefs.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 19, 2024 11:41 AM (t/2Uw)

134 129 He personally murdered thousands of transgenders.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:38 AM (GBKbO)

Don't forget eating a bat in Wuhan, which caused a bit of trouble.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2024 11:40 AM (5BSKN)
_____________

[Raises eyebrow]

-- Ozzy

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 19, 2024 11:41 AM (iFTx/)

135 Cotton statement released on January 6, 2021:

“Last summer, as insurrection gripped the streets, I called to send in the troops if necessary to restore order. Today, insurrectionists occupied our Capitol. Fortunately, the Capitol Police and other law-enforcement agencies restored order without the need for federal troops. But the principle remains the same: no quarter for insurrectionists. Those who attacked the Capitol today should face the full extent of federal law.

It’s past time for the president to accept the results of the election, quit misleading the American people, and repudiate mob violence. And the senators and representatives who fanned the flames by encouraging the president and leading their supporters to believe that their objections could reverse the election results should withdraw those objections. In any event, the Congress will complete its constitutional responsibilities tonight.”


Not his finest moment, but this was long before we really knew what had happened on J6. But sure, let's get rid of one of our best.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 11:41 AM (CsUN+)

136 Some guy named Sig Sauer is stirring up trouble!

With a first name like Sig, what do you expect? We used to have a next door neighbor with a dog named Kimber and another across the street with a dog named Remington. If I ever get another dog, maybe he'll be named Sig.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 19, 2024 11:42 AM (sNc8Y)

137 What is everyone's beef with Trump's presidency? I don't get it and nobody ever actual explains it.
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It's the old Juan Williams line - "Oh there's just too many things to mention!" Okay - well go ahead, we've got time. Then every dumb point gets refuted.

Posted by: jhawk90 at February 19, 2024 11:42 AM (1uuy8)

138 130 Obama apparently is better President than

Eisenhower, who won WWII
Reagan, who won the Cold War, and
Grant, who won the Civil War

I declare the list to be stupid, asinine, ill-conceived, and therefore invalid
Posted by: Don Black at February 19, 2024 11:41 AM (geLO

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In defense of lowering Grant on the scale: his presidency wasn't great. He didn't win the Civil War as president.

His presidency was marred because he was an outsider that the Republican Party felt like they didn't need to deal with in order to get what they wanted, lying to him about how they would support him in private conversation, and then undermining him through Congressional action. Also, his cabinet kind of sucked.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:42 AM (GBKbO)

139 To be honest, TX isn't the only red state the left wants to flip. The want all of them blue. But there are some states, like FL and TX that are "crown jewels" for the radicals they'd really love to flip.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 19, 2024 11:41 AM (Q4IgG)
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Large populations concentrated into a few "blue" segments that control the entire state.

This gives them all the electoral votes they need to control the nation in perpetuity...(see CO for a prime example)

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 19, 2024 11:42 AM (7fElN)

140 64 Sounds like TX is in the process of turning blue-ish. I think there's a concerted effort to make that happen.

People like Cornyn would probably like that and very well may be providing assistance. Whether it's a successful transition for the state is debatable, but I think there is an effort underway to turn it.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 19, 2024 11:22 AM (Q4IgG)



Sorros the commie has openly stated that he intends to turn Texas blue and is giving millions to the pols and projects for that purpose.

Posted by: vic at February 19, 2024 11:43 AM (A5THL)

141 I'm celebrating President Benjamin Harrison who was from Indiana. His house, Grouseland is in Vincennes Indiana near Vincennes University (the oldest college in the state). I attended VU and lived on campus but never did visit the house. I've been to the George Rogers Clark memorial many times but have never visited Grouseland.
I think we will be going to the Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous this year and might have to make time to visit the President's home.
The girl spawn will be attending VU in the fall. Today she is celebrating sleeping.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 19, 2024 11:43 AM (cRrcX)

142 Not his finest moment, but this was long before we really knew what had happened on J6. But sure, let's get rid of one of our best.
Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 11:41 AM (CsUN+)

Fuck him and the rat he rode in on.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at February 19, 2024 11:44 AM (pohLc)

143 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures

A glance into a little known slice of Hollywood history.

Interesting 30 minute video about a congressional investigation into Hollywood anti-Nazi movies in 1940-41 in which Jewish studios were accused of trying to propagandize us into WWII.

http://tinyurl.com/d92fvwu5

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 19, 2024 11:44 AM (FVME7)

144 Benny Johnson @bennyjohnson
🚨The shooter who killed two officers and a paramedic in Burnsville, Minnesota has reportedly been identified as Shannon Cortez Gooden.

Gooden petitioned to have his gun rights restored after a 2008 felony assault conviction.

Watch how fast this story disappears

SOURCE: @AlphaNewsMN
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Yes, he's black; and the photo has him giving the finger to the camera.

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 19, 2024 11:44 AM (2yu8s)

145
In defense of lowering Grant on the scale: his presidency wasn't great. He didn't win the Civil War as president.


True, but it's also true that he did yeoman work during reconstruction. It was under Hayes that everything went south, so to speak.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 11:45 AM (CsUN+)

146 does every comment turn into a history lesson

ARRGGH

Posted by: Don Black at February 19, 2024 11:45 AM (geLO8)

147 Speaking of struggles, my cats and I are in a constant battle over the litter box. As soon as I clean it out, they leave a nice smelly dump on top. If I don't clean out the box for a few days, they put time and effort into burying the thing.

So it's either instant, piercing stench, or the slow, constant, dull odor.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2024 11:14 AM (5BSKN)

Maybe don't get pets that poop in your house?

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 19, 2024 11:45 AM (N1tpc)

148 Had been waiting for 100. (I never understand all of the rules.) Anyway, two things:

#1. The President and The First Lady arrive at the White House, today, this AM.

And some of the Horde mentioned FDR as ranked as a top President:

#2. FEBRUARY 19, 2024, Statement from President Joe Biden on the Day of Remembrance of Japanese American Incarceration, HOME, BRIEFING ROOM, STATEMENTS AND RELEASES

On this day in 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which led to the forcible incarceration of over 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent – half of whom were children. It was shameful. Families were separated. Communities were torn apart. People were stripped of their dignity. And the unconstitutional and unconscionable policy was even upheld by the Supreme Court.

1/2 Continued:

Posted by: L - They don't have to outrun and bear, they only have to outrun us - for now at February 19, 2024 11:45 AM (GshMh)

149 It’s dangerous and it’s spreading. Liberals need to find a way to stop it
WWW.ECONOMIST.COM

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Conservatism: Threat or Peril?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 19, 2024 11:39 AM (FVME7)

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Alternate headline:

"Better dead than red."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


I'm good with that.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 19, 2024 11:45 AM (ous9O)

150 Elric Blade — There was an article linked at RCP this morning. A real lefty who was writing for his fellow travelers warning that there are lots of normies who don’t hate Trump and look back fondly on his presidency as good times economically. This guy said: we lefties better realize that reality and address it or he’s gonna win again. Some on their side know… this was a guy who admitted he was depressed for all 4 years of Trump’s term

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at February 19, 2024 11:46 AM (gqhqp)

151 Continued:

In the face of injustice, 33,000 Japanese Americans stepped up and courageously served in the U.S. military during World War II. They demonstrated loyalty and patriotism. We honor those service men and women, as well as the legacy of civil rights leaders like Fred Korematsu, Minoru Yasui, Gordon Hirabayashi, and Mitsuye Endo, along with every Japanese American who organized and worked to right a wrong. Their sacrifice, their resilience and their belief that civil liberties and freedom must be vigorously defended inspire us today.

I decided to run for President to restore the Soul of America. To confront racism, xenophobia, and hate in all its forms. To strengthen and preserve our democracy. We remember the tragic legacy of Executive Order 9066 – and the trauma it inflicted – by reaffirming the Federal Government’s formal apology to Japanese Americans. And by stating unequivocally: Nidoto Nai Yoni – to “Let It Not Happen Again.”

2/2

Posted by: L - They don't have to outrun and bear, they only have to outrun us - for now at February 19, 2024 11:46 AM (GshMh)

152 Well greetings once again from NC - seven days since the move from MN, and just in time apparently. I graduated from Burnsville, lived in the next town over. Son-in-law is an LEO a couple towns over. They can't get down here soon enough.

Posted by: jhawk90 at February 19, 2024 11:46 AM (1uuy8)

153 Ohio Senate primary on March 19th, winner faces current Dem. POS Sen. Sherrod Brown.

State Sen. Matt Dolan,
Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose,
and businessman Bernie Moreno

Moreno is endorsed by Trump. I'm leaning towards LaRose, he's more polished than Moreno, but I still have doubts about an elected politician. Dolan would be another Tillis or similar.

Polls show a near dead heat among the 3, and all three being narrowly edged out by Brown. Same polls show Trump leading outside margin of error over Biden.

Brown has ads showing how he worked with D's and R's to save steel jobs in OH. After all this, I still don't get how some voters could mark Trump and Brown. Idiots.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at February 19, 2024 11:46 AM (fs1hN)

154
Now do Carville's wife.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2024 11:30 AM (5BSKN)



Not with Ace's dick.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:46 AM (Zz0t1)

155 >>> What is everyone's beef with Trump's presidency? I don't get it and nobody ever actual explains it.

Prison camps. Forced pregnacy. Slavery renewed. Election fraud. Russia. Hitler...
They tell you all these things all time.

Problem is they believe them regardless of facts.
Some people even think the really bad shit Kung Flu related happened under Trump (forced medical experimentation).

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at February 19, 2024 11:46 AM (cOq4q)

156 143 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures

A glance into a little known slice of Hollywood history.

Interesting 30 minute video about a congressional investigation into Hollywood anti-Nazi movies in 1940-41 in which Jewish studios were accused of trying to propagandize us into WWII.

http://tinyurl.com/d92fvwu5
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 19, 2024 11:44 AM (FVME7)

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Was gonna respond on last thread, but willow time.

Anyway, that was an interesting time in Hollywood with factions pulling in different directions. WB, for instance, simply didn't want to cut themselves off from the German market, so they did things like all but eliminating mention of Dreyfus' Jewish heritage in The Life of Emile Zola. On the other end was Chaplin who made The Great Dictator which ended with a plea to fight Hitler all but directly.

In David Fincher's Mank, it's a small plot point designed to shit on Louis B. Mayer (head of MGM) and make Mank into some kind of secular saint.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:46 AM (GBKbO)

157 does every comment turn into a history lesson

ARRGGH


Because "you disagree with me so you suck", followed by "no, you suck", gets old after awhile.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 11:47 AM (CsUN+)

158 Alpha News @AlphaNewsMN · 14h
Several sources have identified Shannon Cortez Gooden, 38, as the deceased suspect in the shooting today that killed 2 Burnsville police officers and a fire medic. He petitioned to have his gun rights restored in 2020 in relation to a 2008 felony assault conviction.

CrimeWatchMpls @CrimeWatchMpls · 13h
We've received the same info from other sources.
Information during the Burnsville standoff this morning also indicated that Shannon was wanted or was to be arrested for 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct.

We're digging into details on that portion of info.

Liz Collin @lizcollin · 1h
PHOTOS: A somber night in Burnsville, MN as many paid their respects to two fallen police officers and a fire medic ambushed on a call. Trooper Ryan Londregan- charged with murder- and his wife were also there to show support.

The war on MN’s law enforcement community is real.
http://tinyurl.com/mr283fb5

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 19, 2024 11:47 AM (2yu8s)

159 Great update and topic, Buck! We flipped our local city council and school board two years ago - no critical theory being taught here in outstate, MN.

I am spending part of the day celebrating the lives of the signers of the Declaration who's lives were taken or ruined. Much like President Trumps.

Silent Cal is a great one to study... "I'll bet I can get you to say three words, Mr. Coolidge..."

"You lose."

Posted by: Danimal28 at February 19, 2024 11:47 AM (klw0w)

160 The whole point of this survey, it's only reason for being, is to give the media yet something else to publish that makes Trump look bad.
No other reason.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 19, 2024 11:47 AM (W/lyH)

161 The move from conservative to reactionary is not a change in position. It is merely looking down and see the sand castle under your feet getting carried away by the lapping waves.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 19, 2024 11:47 AM (cf/0E)

162 160 The whole point of this survey, it's only reason for being, is to give the media yet something else to publish that makes Trump look bad.
No other reason.
Posted by: Diogenes at February 19, 2024 11:47 AM (W/lyH)

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What else are presidential historians supposed to do with their time? Try to get the actual documents from Obama's presidency?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:48 AM (GBKbO)

163 Had been waiting for 100. (I never understand all of the rules.)


The 100 comment rule exists only for The Art Thread, Monday through Friday. Comments must stay ON TOPIC for the first 100 comments, then it's open season after that.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:48 AM (Zz0t1)

164 Every. Incumbent. Out.

Local elections do matter.

Eliminate EBT, and blame the illegal aliens.

Then gimme some popcorn.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 19, 2024 11:48 AM (ufFY8)

165 163 Had been waiting for 100. (I never understand all of the rules.)


The 100 comment rule exists only for The Art Thread, Monday through Friday. Comments must stay ON TOPIC for the first 100 comments, then it's open season after that.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:48 AM (Zz0t1)

========

It is also frowned upon to go off topic on weekend threads.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:49 AM (GBKbO)

166 ======
Yes, he's black; and the photo has him giving the finger to the camera.
Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 19, 2024 11:44 AM (2yu8s)
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Haven't seen - has the media said what the call was they were responding to? Because I know and it's disgusting, makes the whole thing even more infuriating.

Posted by: jhawk90 at February 19, 2024 11:49 AM (1uuy8)

167 And whose brilliant idea was it to add a 29th day to February?

Why not just make July 32 days once in a while?

Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2024 11:49 AM (5jrpm)

168 does every comment turn into a history lesson

ARRGGH
Posted by: Don Black

No.
~The cats

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at February 19, 2024 11:50 AM (gfCv4)

169 A warehouse storing 900 tons of lithium batteries waiting to be recycled went up in flames this afternoon, amid growing fears over their dangers.

The fire in France occurred at a storehouse in the town in Viviez in Aveyron, and residents were told to stay indoors by authorities.

Locals were ordered to keep their doors and window closed as the thick smoke engulfed the town. No injuries or deaths were reported.

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 19, 2024 11:50 AM (2yu8s)

170 138
‘ Also, his cabinet kind of sucked.’

You’re right. The dog eater was obviously better than Grant.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at February 19, 2024 11:50 AM (jbnUc)

171 167 And whose brilliant idea was it to add a 29th day to February?

Why not just make July 32 days once in a while?
Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2024 11:49 AM (5jrpm)

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What's wrong with a December 32nd? Just throw it at the end of the year where no one will notice.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:50 AM (GBKbO)

172 >>> Carter is #15? Or 13?

When he dies he will rise to Top Ten.

When they figure out that Brandon dropped over a year ago and has replaced by paid stand-in (with attached lobes and horned chin) who is hamming it playing "Joe", well then FJB will rise top the Big Three.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at February 19, 2024 11:50 AM (cOq4q)

173 Solar FTW!

/snort
Posted by: rickb223 at February 19, 2024 11:06 AM (ous9O)

Yesterday, drove past a near-new subdivision out east of Queen Creek. Nearly every home (which all looked nearly alike) had arrays of solar panels on the roof. Futility aside, those things are ugly. And the poor bloody taxpayers are paying for them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 19, 2024 11:50 AM (tkR6S)

174 Alpha News @AlphaNewsMN · 14h
Several sources have identified Shannon Cortez Gooden, 38, as the deceased suspect in the shooting today that killed 2 Burnsville police officers and a fire medic. He petitioned to have his gun rights restored in 2020 in relation to a 2008 felony assault conviction.



He was just a fine young man trying to get his life back together when police officers wrongfully attempted to deliver justice by framing him for crimes he couldn't possibly have committed, again.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:50 AM (Zz0t1)

175 Ann Richards left office in 1995. There are those who act as if Texas has been a Republican stronghold for centuries. All states are eminently flippable, and the "you should move to a red state like mine" line has made monkeys of some estimable personages.

Most of us move when our corporations transfer us, or a family needs to be close together. We do our internet best to put a bold revolutionary face on that.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 19, 2024 11:50 AM (zdLoL)

176 Hey remember when the media went ape shit over the KC Super Bowl parade shooting? Whatever happened to that story.

Oh yea, the suspects taken into custody are two black kids and an illegal alien.

The media is nothing more than an extension of the deep state.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 19, 2024 11:51 AM (LkLld)

177 does every comment turn into a history lesson

ARRGGH
Posted by: Don Black at February 19, 2024 11:45 AM (geLO



Two words: Smart Military Blog

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 19, 2024 11:51 AM (aD39U)

178 170 138
‘ Also, his cabinet kind of sucked.’

You’re right. The dog eater was obviously better than Grant.
Posted by: Dr. Claw at February 19, 2024 11:50 AM (jbnUc)

=======

I wonder if you can find the point in my post where I say that Obama was better than Grant. Or, did you invent that yourself?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:51 AM (GBKbO)

179 Daniel Williams, come pick up your junk.

For more than six months, a parade of unsolicited Amazon packages — large and small, cheap and expensive, free or fraudulently billed — have arrived at John DeFiore’s rural Woodside home, addressed to a mysterious Mr. Williams.

“It’s like the Twilight Zone,” said DeFiore, 61, an electrical engineer who is meticulous about his online shopping habits and credit card use.

“We don’t want any of this stuff,” he said. “It’s not ours. We have everything we need.”

Posted by: SMOD at February 19, 2024 11:51 AM (RHGPo)

180 I have an opinion about cats but I won't say it, lest it start a long-running debate on the history of that species

Posted by: Don Black at February 19, 2024 11:51 AM (geLO8)

181 David Hogg shoots himself in the ass again. Well, he would have if he had the strength to pick up a gun.

Damn, he's dumb.

http://tinyurl.com/y9vfmmyc

Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 11:51 AM (CsUN+)

182 It is also frowned upon to go off topic on weekend threads

Y'know who else was frowned upon?

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenkoism in Solidarity with the Struggle to maintain Moron standards at February 19, 2024 11:51 AM (FdVwY)

183 146 does every comment turn into a history lesson

ARRGGH
Posted by: Don Black

Sigh....I guess we can make it a boob thread if you prefer?

http://tinyurl.com/m4byjytk

Although people usually complain about threads always devolving into boob discussions...which sounds pretty gay.

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at February 19, 2024 11:51 AM (ycI94)

184 ========

It is also frowned upon to go off topic on weekend threads.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:49 AM (GBKbO)



Your point is valid, I'm sure, but there are weekend threads?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:52 AM (Zz0t1)

185
It is also frowned upon to go off topic on weekend threads.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

I have noted that it is best to leave politics out of the responses for a bit Sat-Wed.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at February 19, 2024 11:52 AM (gfCv4)

186 >Sigh....I guess we can make it a boob thread if you prefer?


I'm just here for the recipes

Posted by: Don Black at February 19, 2024 11:53 AM (geLO8)

187 A warehouse storing 900 tons of lithium batteries waiting to be recycled went up in flames this afternoon, amid growing fears over their dangers.

I'm sorry, but LOL.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 19, 2024 11:53 AM (ufFY8)

188 Grant did lead a pretty corrupt shithouse of an admin. On the other hand, if you are not a southerner, I would think that you could argue that his admin did not hate Americans.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Johnson work phone at February 19, 2024 11:53 AM (1CKIf)

189 >>Although people usually complain about threads always devolving into boob discussions...which sounds pretty gay.
Posted by: Admiral Ackbar

We're on to you, Ackbar.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 19, 2024 11:53 AM (LkLld)

190 He's right about the history, we should talk more about boobs and guns.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at February 19, 2024 11:53 AM (pohLc)

191
Y'know who else was frowned upon?

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenkoism in Solidarity with the Struggle to maintain Moron standards at February 19, 2024 11:51 AM (FdVwY)



Queensrÿche.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:54 AM (Zz0t1)

192 Washingtons, Adams, and Lincoln. My top 3.

Yes, voting at the state level and below is crucial. At the federal level? Meaningless.

Congress is completely useless. USINT (or Deep State if you prefer) has more power and authority than Congress, and there is no political will to change that. With the other two branches fully captured and illegitimate, nothing at the federal level matters.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at February 19, 2024 11:54 AM (9VubY)

193 What is everyone's beef with Trump's presidency? I don't get it and nobody ever actual explains it. I get it that many people -- including on this site -- don't like him personally. I'm not here to debate that.

What I'm talking about is his presidency. We had 3+ years of real prosperity, low inflation, low prices, a border as secure as it's been, no foreign wars, relative and increasing peace in the middle east, no Russian aggression, no Chinese aggression, relatively safe and secure streets, etc. What's not to like?? Even if you hate the guy personally, wasn't even leftwing Democraps' lives better under Trump??
Posted by: Elric Blade at February 19, 2024 11:37 AM (iFTx/)

That last year was a doozy, though.

Most of the disingenuous people put the blame for the entirety of that year on Trump, to support their claim that he was a failure.

I put blame on him for (as he often did) getting rolled by the bureaucrats and pushing the dangerous vaccine, but he clearly isn't a failure simply for that.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 19, 2024 11:54 AM (N1tpc)

194 ttp://tinyurl.com/m4byjytk

Although people usually complain about threads always devolving into boob discussions...which sounds pretty gay.
Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at February 19, 2024 11:51 AM (ycI94)


I could have gone my entire life without seeing that.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at February 19, 2024 11:54 AM (AiZBA)

195 With a first name like Sig, what do you expect? We used to have a next door neighbor with a dog named Kimber and another across the street with a dog named Remington. If I ever get another dog, maybe he'll be named Sig.
Posted by: Oddbob at February 19, 2024 11:42 AM (sNc8Y)

If I ever become a rap singer, I'm going with the name Walter PPK.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2024 11:54 AM (5jrpm)

196 A warehouse storing 900 tons of lithium batteries waiting to be recycled went up in flames this afternoon, amid growing fears over their dangers.

I'm sorry, but LOL.
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 19, 2024 11:53 AM (ufFY




They are now fully recycled.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:54 AM (Zz0t1)

197 Oh My!
More happy news.
Our buddy, former Prime Minister and President of Russia and currently the Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, has threatened Western capitals with the “entire strategic arsenal” by saying that if the West continues to seek a Ukraine victory, then there would be nuclear strikes on Kiev, Berlin, Washington and London.

I think I'll play some NukeMap this afternoon.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 19, 2024 11:54 AM (W/lyH)

198

Queensrÿche.
Posted by: Sponge

Now that, right there, is funny.
(although the silence should follow the reference.)

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at February 19, 2024 11:55 AM (gfCv4)

199 With a first name like Sig, what do you expect? We used to have a next door neighbor with a dog named Kimber and another across the street with a dog named Remington. If I ever get another dog, maybe he'll be named Sig.
Posted by: Oddbob at February 19, 2024 11:42 AM (sNc8Y)



Wife has a cousin who named his first daughter Remington.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:55 AM (Zz0t1)

200 192 Congress is completely useless. USINT (or Deep State if you prefer) has more power and authority than Congress, and there is no political will to change that. With the other two branches fully captured and illegitimate, nothing at the federal level matters.
Posted by: insurgens ad opus at February 19, 2024 11:54 AM (9VubY)

=========

The GOP is in the middle of a generation long effort to change that started with the Tea Party (which is really just an extension of a fight over the soul of the party that goes back much further).

I maintain that in order to help that along, conservatives need to be willing to vote Democrat in general elections against RINOs. It's one way to get rid of them.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:55 AM (GBKbO)

201 I could have gone my entire life without seeing that.
Posted by: Napoleon XIV at February 19, 2024 11:54 AM (AiZBA)
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Check the nic before you click!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 19, 2024 11:55 AM (7fElN)

202 >>> 148
==
#2. FEBRUARY 19, 2024, Statement from President Joe Biden on the Day of Remembrance of Japanese American Incarceration, HOME, BRIEFING ROOM, STATEMENTS AND RELEASES

On this day in 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which led to the forcible incarceration of over 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent - half of whom were children. It was shameful. Families were separated. Communities were torn apart. People were stripped of their dignity. And the unconstitutional and unconscionable policy was even upheld by the Supreme Court.
==
Posted by: L - They don't have to outrun and bear, they only have to outrun us - for now at February 19, 2024 11:45 AM (GshMh)

Our modern day commie shitstains wanted this for everyone who expressed any doubt in the sacred VAXX.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 19, 2024 11:56 AM (llON8)

203 Our buddy, former Prime Minister and President of Russia and currently the Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, has threatened Western capitals with the “entire strategic arsenal” by saying that if the West continues to seek a Ukraine victory, then there would be nuclear strikes on Kiev, Berlin, Washington and London.

Oh, okay. I'm so scared.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 11:56 AM (CsUN+)

204 A warehouse storing 900 tons of lithium batteries waiting to be recycled went up in flames this afternoon, amid growing fears over their dangers.

I'm sorry, but LOL.
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 19, 2024 11:53 AM (ufFY


Where? That's a nasty fire.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at February 19, 2024 11:56 AM (R4t5M)

205 I have an opinion about cats but I won't say it, lest it start a long-running debate on the history of that species

Posted by: Don Black at February 19, 2024 11:51 AM



I hate cats. Wife forces me to live with one.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:56 AM (Zz0t1)

206

Where? That's a nasty fire.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at February 19, 2024 11:56 AM (R4t5M)



France.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:56 AM (Zz0t1)

207 159
My favorite Calvin Coolidge story is from when he and his wife toured a chicken farm.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at February 19, 2024 11:56 AM (jbnUc)

208 Oh My!
More happy news.
Our buddy, former Prime Minister and President of Russia and currently the Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, has threatened Western capitals with the “entire strategic arsenal” by saying that if the West continues to seek a Ukraine victory, then there would be nuclear strikes on Kiev, Berlin, Washington and London.

I think I'll play some NukeMap this afternoon.
Posted by: Diogenes at February 19, 2024 11:54 AM (W/lyH)


He's finally going to push the red "Reset" button that Hillary gave him.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at February 19, 2024 11:56 AM (AiZBA)

209 181 David Hogg shoots himself in the ass again. Well, he would have if he had the strength to pick up a gun.

I'd shoot in that little twink's ass, again and again, if he wanted...

Posted by: Pete Buttigieg at February 19, 2024 11:56 AM (ycI94)

210 "The 100 comment rule exists only for The Art Thread, Monday through Friday. Comments must stay ON TOPIC for the first 100 comments, then it's open season after that."

Nice painting. Looks like Putin's Gulag.

Posted by: How it's done at February 19, 2024 11:56 AM (vFG9F)

211 Where? That's a nasty fire.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at February 19, 2024 11:56 AM (R4t5M)

Le France.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 19, 2024 11:56 AM (ufFY8)

212 For the curious ones among you, Lincoln was ranked 1st, followed by FDR (of course) and Washington. Obama is ranked above Eisenhower. Guess who is dead last.

http://tinyurl.com/rczkbszh

--

It's funny that #1 was an outright tyrant and #2 was the one who moved post-Lincoln U.S.A. to socialism.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Womens power is beauty, mens beauty is power at February 19, 2024 11:57 AM (0+Kup)

213 Better government is still bad government.

Posted by: Military Industrial Complex at February 19, 2024 11:07 AM (5BSKN)
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Hard facts. Government cannot solve social or economic problems, no matter how well-intentioned or how much wealth it redistributes.

When #conservatives embrace that reality we can begin to turn the tide.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at February 19, 2024 11:57 AM (9VubY)

214 >>I put blame on him for (as he often did) getting rolled by the bureaucrats and pushing the dangerous vaccine, but he clearly isn't a failure simply for that.

He didn't just get rolled by the bureaucrats. He, and if people are being honest, just about everyone got rolled by the vast and worldwide censorship movement that includes the intelligence communities from 5 Eyes and others.

People really ought to watch the Benz interviews with Epoch Times. What they did starting in 2016 is the real world we have been living in. We have been living in the real life equivalent of the Matrix and once you see it everything makes sense.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 19, 2024 11:57 AM (LkLld)

215 Where? That's a nasty fire.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at February 19, 2024 11:56 AM (R4t5M)

France.


So you're saying the recycling plant was run by coneheads?

Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 11:58 AM (CsUN+)

216 I maintain that in order to help that along, conservatives need to be willing to vote Democrat in general elections against RINOs. It's one way to get rid of them.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:55 AM (GBKbO)

The incumbent rinos get support from the GOPe, and low information voters vote for the 'R' behind the name, unfortunately.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at February 19, 2024 11:58 AM (pohLc)

217 Tier list? Washington is #1 with a good bit of space before #2.

I have to agree with Buck, Polk and Coolidge are good arguments for the QST place lovers. Although in hindsight, some of Polk's stuff was a mistake (bank.) Still, he did what he said he'd do.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Johnson work phone at February 19, 2024 11:58 AM (1CKIf)

218 France.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:56 AM (Zz0t1)

Got it. Now it's twice as funny.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at February 19, 2024 11:58 AM (R4t5M)

219 208 Oh My!
More happy news.
Our buddy, former Prime Minister and President of Russia and currently the Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, has threatened Western capitals with the “entire strategic arsenal” by saying that if the West continues to seek a Ukraine victory, then there would be nuclear strikes on Kiev, Berlin, Washington and London.

I think I'll play some NukeMap this afternoon.
Posted by: Diogenes at February 19, 2024 11:54 AM (W/lyH)
___________

And the problem is . . .?

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 19, 2024 11:58 AM (iFTx/)

220
So you're saying the recycling plant was run by coneheads?
Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 11:58 AM (CsUN+)



Quite possibly.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:58 AM (Zz0t1)

221 Haven't seen - has the media said what the call was they were responding to? Because I know and it's disgusting, makes the whole thing even more infuriating.
------
I haven't been following it but the news chyron here just says, "Two police officers and a firefighter killed by a heavily armed man in home that was filled with children near Minneapolis."

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 19, 2024 11:58 AM (2yu8s)

222 What is everyone's beef with Trump's presidency?

I have no beef with the prosperity and peace. My complaints?

1. He didn't lock Hillary up (not that I ever believed he would).

2. His applause line about the MFM being the enemy of the people ended up as a stupid, sick joke.

3. He got completely steamrolled over Kung Flu.

I have other complaints, but those are my top three.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing (aka Eloquent Depression) at February 19, 2024 11:58 AM (Q0kLU)

223 Benny Johnson @bennyjohnson
🚨The shooter who killed two officers and a paramedic in Burnsville, Minnesota has reportedly been identified as Shannon Cortez Gooden.

Gooden petitioned to have his gun rights restored after a 2008 felony assault conviction.

Watch how fast this story disappears

SOURCE: @AlphaNewsMN
======
Yes, he's black; and the photo has him giving the finger to the camera.
Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 19, 2024 11:44 AM

And there's also a video of him doing target practice, saying hes picturing it as white people. Pook goes ANOTHER story.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 19, 2024 11:59 AM (4p0Xq)

224 >>> Y'know who else was frowned upon?

>Bill Clinton?

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 19, 2024 11:59 AM (BVrf9)

225
I think I'll play some NukeMap this afternoon.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 19, 2024 11:54 AM


Being 80 miles away from Washington, DC... hair mussed?

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 19, 2024 11:59 AM (nIvob)

226 Houston morons please consider voting for John Perez for 133 TX Rep in the Republican primary. His opponent Mano DeAyala voted for the Paxton impeachment and covertly supports and is supported by liberal groups. No Democrat is running in the general. That is intentional to help DeAyala.

Going to need a big turnout for Perez to defeat this fraud.

Posted by: Naples Yellow at February 19, 2024 11:59 AM (TSAar)

227 165 163 Had been waiting for 100. (I never understand all of the rules.)


The 100 comment rule exists only for The Art Thread, Monday through Friday. Comments must stay ON TOPIC for the first 100 comments, then it's open season after that.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 11:48 AM (Zz0t1)
========
It is also frowned upon to go off topic on weekend threads.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures

Thank you. I've seen the weekend threads where there's the need to stay on topic or keep politics out of discussion. Have also seen CBD's art thread warnings. I just know there's always more AND I'm also totally incompetent with tiny URLs. (Lessons haven't stuck.)

Posted by: L - They don't have to outrun and bear, they only have to outrun us - for now at February 19, 2024 11:59 AM (GshMh)

228 does every comment turn into a history lesson?

Nope. Also:
Movies
Guns
Medical Advice

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 19, 2024 11:59 AM (t/2Uw)

229 More happy news.
Our buddy, former Prime Minister and President of Russia and currently the Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, has threatened Western capitals with the “entire strategic arsenal” by saying that if the West continues to seek a Ukraine victory, then there would be nuclear strikes on Kiev, Berlin, Washington and London.

is that supposed to be a threat?

Posted by: Xipe Totec at February 19, 2024 11:59 AM (pohLc)

230 does every comment turn into a history lesson?

Nope. Also:
Movies
Guns
Medical Advice
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice)

Boobs.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at February 19, 2024 12:00 PM (R4t5M)

231 >>> That last year was a doozy, though.

Most of the disingenuous people put the blame for the entirety of that year on Trump, to support their claim that he was a failure.

I put blame on him for (as he often did) getting rolled by the bureaucrats and pushing the dangerous vaccine, but he clearly isn't a failure simply for that.
Posted by: Formerly Virginian


The Governor's own 75% of the the shit show, depending on what their State's did.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at February 19, 2024 12:00 PM (cOq4q)

232 we should talk more about boobs and guns.

The history of boobs and guns. For perspective.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 19, 2024 12:00 PM (zdLoL)

233
Nope. Also:
Movies
Guns
Medical Advice
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 19, 2024 11:59 AM (t/2Uw)



And tits.

You forgot tits.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 12:00 PM (Zz0t1)

234 I caught the last half of Emperor of the North yesterday. Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine battling it out on a train. Great movie. Highly recommend it.
Posted by: Puddinhead at February 19, 2024 11:35 AM (/UtnQ)

But now I'm going to show you what happens to people who ride on my train without a ticket.

Posted by: Shack at February 19, 2024 12:00 PM (2ijlT)

235 >>> 197 Oh My!
More happy news.
Our buddy, former Prime Minister and President of Russia and currently the Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, has threatened Western capitals with the "entire strategic arsenal" by saying that if the West continues to seek a Ukraine victory, then there would be nuclear strikes on Kiev, Berlin, Washington and London.

I think I'll play some NukeMap this afternoon.
Posted by: Diogenes at February 19, 2024 11:54 AM (W/lyH)

Oh no!


... assuming *anyone* can still make their nukes work, I'd like to suggest another target or two.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 19, 2024 12:00 PM (llON8)

236
The history of boobs and guns. For perspective.
Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 19, 2024 12:00 PM (zdLoL)



Boobs have been around longer than guns.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 19, 2024 12:00 PM (Zz0t1)

237 Wait, nuke washington?

....

Dammit, there is some good stuff in the national archives.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Johnson work phone at February 19, 2024 12:00 PM (1CKIf)

238 Don't forget eating a bat in Wuhan, which caused a bit of trouble.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2024 11:40 AM (5BSKN)
_____________

[Raises eyebrow]

-- Ozzy
Posted by: Elric Blade at February 19, 2024 11:41 AM (iFTx/)


No respect.

Posted by: Vincent Furnier at February 19, 2024 12:00 PM (PiwSw)

239 I maintain that in order to help that along, conservatives need to be willing to vote Democrat in general elections against RINOs. It's one way to get rid of them.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:55 AM (GBKbO)
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I won't vote for Communists, but I won't vote against them if the alternative is a soft-socialist. Better to let them have the win and force everything toward blood conflict.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at February 19, 2024 12:01 PM (9VubY)

240 People really ought to watch the Benz interviews with Epoch Times. What they did starting in 2016 is the real world we have been living in. We have been living in the real life equivalent of the Matrix and once you see it everything makes sense.
Posted by: JackStraw
_____

I'll have to watch those. I did see this one from Benz with Tucker. Too bad Tucker's Putin interview overshadowed this one. This one is much more interesting.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1758529993280205039

Posted by: Chuck Martel at February 19, 2024 12:01 PM (fs1hN)

241 If you haven't read Mencken sum up Lincoln, and especially the Gettysburg Address, you should:


"that government of the people, by the people, for the people,” should not perish from the earth. It is difficult to imagine anything more untrue. The Union soldiers in that battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of their people to govern themselves. What was the practical effect of the battle of Gettysburg? What else than the destruction of the old sovereignty of the States, i. e., of the people of the States? The Confederates went into battle an absolutely free people; they came out with their freedom subject to the supervision and vote of the rest of the country—and for nearly twenty years that vote was so effective that they enjoyed scarcely any freedom at all. "

http://tinyurl.com/23p5amey

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Womens power is beauty, mens beauty is power at February 19, 2024 12:02 PM (0+Kup)

242 does every comment turn into a history lesson?

Nope. Also:
Movies
Guns
Medical Advice
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 19, 2024 11:59 AM (t/2Uw)


Don't forget Joe Mannix!

Posted by: Diogenes at February 19, 2024 12:03 PM (W/lyH)

243 And tits.

You forgot tits.
Posted by: Sponge

I didn't forget!!!!

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at February 19, 2024 12:03 PM (ycI94)

244 The Confederates went into battle an absolutely free people; they came out with their freedom subject to the supervision and vote of the rest of the country—and for nearly twenty years that vote was so effective that they enjoyed scarcely any freedom at all. "

Ironic. I wonder if the slaves agreed with this.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 12:03 PM (CsUN+)

245 239 I maintain that in order to help that along, conservatives need to be willing to vote Democrat in general elections against RINOs. It's one way to get rid of them.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:55 AM (GBKbO)
------

I won't vote for Communists, but I won't vote against them if the alternative is a soft-socialist. Better to let them have the win and force everything toward blood conflict.
Posted by: insurgens ad opus at February 19, 2024 12:01 PM (9VubY)

NOT in House votes - the Speaker has all the power, and the House will likely decide the 2024 election. If a RINO wins your 2024 House primary race, you HAVE to vote for him. And then try harder in 2026 to get a real primary challenger.

Right now, Mike Johnson is the most conservative speaker we've had in AGES. Let's not sabotage ourselves when the Uniparty is ALREADY trying to do it with all the R incumbent retirements. VOTE R for the HOUSE NO MATTER WHAT IN 2024!

Posted by: Nova Local at February 19, 2024 12:03 PM (exHjb)

246 223 Benny Johnson @bennyjohnson
🚨The shooter who killed two officers and a paramedic in Burnsville, Minnesota has reportedly been identified as Shannon Cortez Gooden.

Gooden petitioned to have his gun rights restored after a 2008 felony assault conviction.

Watch how fast this story disappears

SOURCE: @AlphaNewsMN
======
Yes, he's black; and the photo has him giving the finger to the camera.
Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 19, 2024 11:44 AM

And there's also a video of him doing target practice, saying hes picturing it as white people. Pook goes ANOTHER story.
Posted by: Minnfidel at February 19, 2024 11:59 AM (4p0Xq)
______

You'll have to search for it, but the whole story is infuriating. This was a truly odious piece of shit who never should have been on the streets at all. Rap sheet longer than my dick, including rape. I think that's what the cops were at the house for: domestic violence call. He then barricades himself in the house with 7 kids (I assume they were his). He then lets cops in to negotiate. Then he just starts shooting them.

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 19, 2024 12:03 PM (iFTx/)

247 >>> 237 Wait, nuke washington?

....

Dammit, there is some good stuff in the national archives.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Johnson work phone at February 19, 2024 12:00 PM (1CKIf)

I thought Nicholas Cage rescued the real Declaration several years ago. Moron mission to extract the rest?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 19, 2024 12:04 PM (llON8)

248 >>I'll have to watch those. I did see this one from Benz with Tucker. Too bad Tucker's Putin interview overshadowed this one. This one is much more interesting.


It's very good and definitely worth watching. The 2 part interview that Benz did with Epoch Times happened last year and is probably the reason the Tucker interview happened.

Benz worked in cyber at the State Dept. He knows exactly what happened and it is way bigger than people think. The fact that Trump survived his presidency is a miracle let alone what he was able to accomplish.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 19, 2024 12:04 PM (LkLld)

249 And tits.

You forgot tits.

Posted by: Sponge

"Looks down"
Nope, still there.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 19, 2024 12:04 PM (t/2Uw)

250 What's wrong with a December 32nd? Just throw it at the end of the year where no one will notice.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:50 AM (GBKbO)

I suppose, I would just rather it not be cold. If we have to have an extra day, and apparently all the liberals say we do, why not have it in summer.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2024 12:04 PM (ss0cA)

251 The fire in France occurred at a storehouse in the town in Viviez Remulak in Aveyron, and residents were told to stay indoors by authorities.

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 19, 2024 12:04 PM (2yu8s)

252 Huh, big tit Kristen Aguirre has been missing for a while on the local news, now some skinny young thing has replaced her.
I think she got canned.


The new one is currently dressed like a Catholic school girl, which is creeping me out.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at February 19, 2024 12:04 PM (ufFY8)

253 Right now, Mike Johnson is the most conservative speaker we've had in AGES. Let's not sabotage ourselves when the Uniparty is ALREADY trying to do it with all the R incumbent retirements.


But....he said something I didn't like!

Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 12:04 PM (CsUN+)

254 I maintain that in order to help that along, conservatives need to be willing to vote Democrat in general elections against RINOs. It's one way to get rid of them.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 11:55 AM (GBKbO)

***

I will most likely vote for David Trone (D)ummy over Lockdown Larry Hogan for Senator in Maryland. IF Hogan wins he'll be an annoying figure on CNN and MSLSD for the next 4 years. No thanks, I'd vote for the devil before I'd vote for Hogan

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at February 19, 2024 12:05 PM (ZV+pB)

255 Ironic. I wonder if the slaves agreed with this.
Posted by: Archimedes

-

I don't care.

Not one single, tiny bit. Not even in February.

The point stands.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Womens power is beauty, mens beauty is power at February 19, 2024 12:05 PM (0+Kup)

256 To be fair, Julius Caesar started the leap day thing. Borrow the time machine keys from JJ and take it up with him.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Johnson work phone at February 19, 2024 12:05 PM (1CKIf)

257 254 I will most likely vote for David Trone (D)ummy over Lockdown Larry Hogan for Senator in Maryland. IF Hogan wins he'll be an annoying figure on CNN and MSLSD for the next 4 years. No thanks, I'd vote for the devil before I'd vote for Hogan
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at February 19, 2024 12:05 PM (ZV+pB)

========

He's running to replace Romney as most hated Republican Senator not in leadership.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 12:05 PM (GBKbO)

258 Huh, big tit Kristen Aguirre has been missing for a while on the local news, now some skinny young thing has replaced her.
I think she got canned.


Deliberate pun?

Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 12:05 PM (CsUN+)

259 Yes, he's black; and the photo has him giving the finger to the camera.
Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 19, 2024 11:44 AM
And there's also a video of him doing target practice, saying hes picturing it as white people. Pook goes ANOTHER story.
Posted by: Minnfidel at February 19, 2024 11:59 AM (4p0Xq)

This is what happens when you make people build a country and then steal all their music.

Posted by: Joy Reid, Hate Filled Rayciss at February 19, 2024 12:05 PM (2ijlT)

260 237 Wait, nuke washington
....

Dammit, there is some good stuff in the national archives.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

I thought Nicholas Cage rescued the real Declaration several years ago. Moron mission to extract the rest?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket

What about extracting Morons and 'Ettes?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 19, 2024 12:06 PM (t/2Uw)

261 @141 Grouseland is the home of William Harrison.
Benjamin Harrison's home is in Indianapolis.

There, Don. There's your god-damned history lesson, arrggh.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 19, 2024 12:06 PM (zdLoL)

262 I put blame on him for (as he often did) getting rolled by the bureaucrats and pushing the dangerous vaccine, but he clearly isn't a failure simply for that.
Posted by: Formerly Virginian
-----

President Warpspeed owns the blame for preventing you from suing Pfizer for a heart that's 3 sizes too big.

He certainly owns the blame for allowing the election to be stolen.

Honestly, he was/is a typical Northeastern liberal. He isn't Hillary, but he enabled her, enriched her, rubbed elbows with her.

I'm glad you're fine with it. I'm not. And my attitude toward him didn't make him fail.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at February 19, 2024 12:06 PM (9VubY)

263 178
I acknowledge that your comment which
1) replied to someone complaining that Obola was ranked higher than Grant
2) listed a bunch of reasons to downgrade Grant

did not explicitly use the words Obama was a better president than Grant. I stand corrected..

Posted by: Dr. Claw at February 19, 2024 12:06 PM (jbnUc)

264 I don't care.

Not one single, tiny bit. Not even in February.

The point stands.


Yes, I know. And no, it doesn't.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 12:06 PM (CsUN+)

265 Addendum:

We're reaping the harvest to this day. The United States of America, all of one solid unit with gay marriage laws and gay bathroom laws stretching from sea to shining sea, vs the united states of America, with free people living in each state and the freedom to move from one state to another if you dislike the way a state is run.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Womens power is beauty, mens beauty is power at February 19, 2024 12:07 PM (0+Kup)

266 Yo.

Posted by: gp In Chicago at February 19, 2024 12:07 PM (xR8UB)

267 Huh, big tit Kristen Aguirre has been missing for a while on the local news, now some skinny young thing has replaced her.
I think she got canned.


The new one is currently dressed like a Catholic school girl, which is creeping me out.
Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop

Albanian news girl has entered the chat.
http://tinyurl.com/2ahps493

Posted by: Military Moron at February 19, 2024 12:07 PM (ycI94)

268 David Hogg shoots himself in the ass again. Well, he would have if he had the strength to pick up a gun.

-
I have no idea what he was trying to say or what point he was trying to make.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 19, 2024 12:08 PM (FVME7)

269 Deliberate pun?
Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 12:05 PM (CsUN+)

I noticed it, and left it in.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at February 19, 2024 12:08 PM (ufFY8)

270 []iI will most likely vote for David Trone (D)ummy over Lockdown Larry Hogan for Senator in Maryland. IF Hogan wins he'll be an annoying figure on CNN and MSLSD for the next 4 years. No thanks, I'd vote for the devil before I'd vote for Hogan

You're right, that's exactly what he'll do. You know what else he'll do? Caucus with the Republicans, which means we keep power out of Chuck Schumer's hands. I'll take that trade. It isn't like MD is eventually going to elect another GOP senator if we just hang tough.

The most conservative electable candidate.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 12:09 PM (CsUN+)

271 Our buddy, former Prime Minister and President of Russia and currently the Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, has threatened Western capitals with the “entire strategic arsenal” by saying that if the West continues to seek a Ukraine victory, then there would be nuclear strikes on Kiev, Berlin, Washington and London.

I think I'll play some NukeMap this afternoon.
Posted by: Diogenes at February 19, 2024 11:54 AM (W/lyH)

You people don't seem to be taking seriously, how much we need to send 61 bills to our defense contractors... I mean, Ukraine.

What are they going to have to say next, that Pootin is hinting that Tay Tay is a Russian op, and Travis Kelce is gay?

Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2024 12:09 PM (IKcSj)

272 The Speaker has all the power? How's that been working for ya?

Hey, I hear Pence will save the day with the Electoral College, too.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at February 19, 2024 12:09 PM (9VubY)

273 268 David Hogg shoots himself in the ass again. Well, he would have if he had the strength to pick up a gun.

-
I have no idea what he was trying to say or what point he was trying to make.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 19, 2024 12:08 PM (FVME7)

========

Anti-police rhetoric which meshes really badly with his more constant drumbeat of "disarm the populace because guns are totems of evil".

And then gets even funnier when you realize his dad is an FBI agent.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 12:09 PM (GBKbO)

274 Posted by: Moron Robbie - Womens power is beauty, mens beauty is power at February 19, 2024 12:05 PM (0+Kup)

You mad that Lincoln fought back? That he just didn't say ' okay you can have all the federal military installations' . And that he won.

Sounds like those that are mad at Israel for fighting back .

Posted by: Naples Yellow at February 19, 2024 12:09 PM (TSAar)

275 Nood

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 19, 2024 12:10 PM (u73oe)

276 The Governor's own 75% of the the shit show, depending on what their State's did.
Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at February 19, 2024 12:00 PM (cOq4q)

Yes. Trump didn't respond well to the plandemic, but he doesn't bear full responsibility for how stupid every level of government acted.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 19, 2024 12:10 PM (N1tpc)

277 270 You're right, that's exactly what he'll do. You know what else he'll do? Caucus with the Republicans, which means we keep power out of Chuck Schumer's hands. I'll take that trade. It isn't like MD is eventually going to elect another GOP senator if we just hang tough.

The most conservative electable candidate.
Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 12:09 PM (CsUN+)

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I think it's more important, at this point in our history, to weaken the GOPe leadership and try to change the direction of the party within the Senate than it is to win the Senate.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 12:10 PM (GBKbO)

278 I don't care.

Not one single, tiny bit. Not even in February.

The point stands.

Yes, I know. And no, it doesn't.
Posted by: Archimedes

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I won't tie current America's morals and legislation and business dealings to America of 150+ years ago.

I can only see the truth of freedom in regards to a free people and free states. If you look you can see something similar in Texas standing up to the feds right now.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Womens power is beauty, mens beauty is power at February 19, 2024 12:10 PM (0+Kup)

279 And then gets even funnier when you realize his dad is an FBI agent.
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So Hogg is a fed op. Makes sense.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at February 19, 2024 12:11 PM (fs1hN)

280 vs the united states of America, with free people living in each state and the freedom to move from one state to another if you dislike the way a state is run.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Womens power is beauty, mens beauty is power at February 19, 2024 12:07 PM (0+Kup)


[ the Underground Railroad has entered the chat ]

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 19, 2024 12:11 PM (aD39U)

281 The only chance for any Republican to get elected in MD is Hogan. I don;t care if he is a RINO, it will make no difference if there is a D in the seat except and this is a huge except, the majority gets to determine the make up of committees. It is not 51-49% split on committees. Whether legislation reaches the floor depends on it being read out of committee. Thhis is huge. As well as determining the Senate leadership and McConnel's days are over.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 19, 2024 12:11 PM (t/2Uw)

282 272 The Speaker has all the power? How's that been working for ya?

Hey, I hear Pence will save the day with the Electoral College, too.
Posted by: insurgens ad opus at February 19, 2024 12:09 PM (9VubY)

In 2024, pretty damn good.

The bidding on Ukraine has already dropped by half...and we actually impeached Mayorkas. I'd say 2 wins that are pretty huge and are more than we've had since 1988, maybe?

Posted by: Nova Local at February 19, 2024 12:11 PM (exHjb)

283 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 12:10 PM (GBKbO)


That's exactly how you win a war. /s

Posted by: Naples Yellow at February 19, 2024 12:11 PM (TSAar)

284 141 Grouseland is the home of William Harrison.
Benjamin Harrison's home is in Indianapolis.

There, Don. There's your god-damned history lesson, arrggh.
Posted by: Way, Way Downriver

Told I never went there! And I actually knew that but wrote it wrong and didn't correct before going off to lunch.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 19, 2024 12:11 PM (cRrcX)

285 You mad that Lincoln fought back? That he just didn't say ' okay you can have all the federal military installations' . And that he won.

Sounds like those that are mad at Israel for fighting back .
Posted by: Naples Yellow

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Goodness no. That's how abusive marriages have always worked. The wife is never allowed to leave. We're watching that same thing now with our elections if you haven't noticed.

I'm just pointing out that he was a tyrant.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Womens power is beauty, mens beauty is power at February 19, 2024 12:12 PM (0+Kup)

286 The South (well, SC at a minimum) seceded from the union before Lincoln took office.

Insurrection indeed.

And I am sure the godless commies will threaten the same thing when DJT wins.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 19, 2024 12:12 PM (ufFY8)

287 283 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 12:10 PM (GBKbO)


That's exactly how you win a war. /s
Posted by: Naples Yellow at February 19, 2024 12:11 PM (TSAar)

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If your generals are actively working to make you lose, you should probably try to change generals at some point.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 12:12 PM (GBKbO)

288 I think it's more important, at this point in our history, to weaken the GOPe leadership and try to change the direction of the party within the Senate than it is to win the Senate.

I understand what the goal is, but I'm with those who think a more effective strategy is to change the party from within. If we let the left keep power, I'm genuinely worried it will become an irreversible step.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 12:12 PM (CsUN+)

289 To be fair, Julius Caesar started the leap day thing. Borrow the time machine keys from JJ and take it up with him.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Johnson work phone at February 19, 2024 12:05 PM (1CKIf)

I'll have to brush up on my Latin.

In exchange for getting rid of Leap Day, I'll tell him about the plot. How do you say "beware the Ides of March" in Latin?

I hope he knows Ides means 15.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2024 12:12 PM (IKcSj)

290
Paxton pissed off Yeb's spawn Georgie P by defeating him, did he not?

Boo-freaking-hoo, Shubies!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 19, 2024 12:12 PM (xG4kz)

291 You know what else he'll do? Caucus with the Republicans, which means we keep power out of Chuck Schumer's hands. I'll take that trade. It isn't like MD is eventually going to elect another GOP senator if we just hang tough.

The most conservative electable candidate.
Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 12:09 PM (CsUN+)
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Based. On. What?

Dozens of Republicans voting with Pedocrats over-and-over is caucasing with Republicans? What planet do you come from?

I've never understood this type of fantasy wish-casting in the face of observable reality. Can't help but assume it's trolling or intentional enemy propaganda.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at February 19, 2024 12:13 PM (9VubY)

292 your generals are actively working to make you lose, you should probably try to change generals at some point.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 12:12 PM (GBKbO)

By intentionally losing battles?

But you're right in a way. You change things from the inside.

Posted by: Naples Yellow at February 19, 2024 12:13 PM (TSAar)

293 288 I understand what the goal is, but I'm with those who think a more effective strategy is to change the party from within. If we let the left keep power, I'm genuinely worried it will become an irreversible step.
Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 12:12 PM (CsUN+)

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We passed that a decade ago, at least.

The federal government is a husk of corruption now. One more Republican senator or Republican control of the Senate isn't going to change that.

Changing the party leadership could have positive effects downstream from DC to the states, where our futures truly lie.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 12:14 PM (GBKbO)

294 Dozens of Republicans voting with Pedocrats over-and-over is caucasing with Republicans? What planet do you come from?

I've never understood this type of fantasy wish-casting in the face of observable reality. Can't help but assume it's trolling or intentional enemy propaganda.


This is why we discuss history. Because some people can't seem to get the hang of civil discussion.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 12:14 PM (CsUN+)

295 Re: Underground Railroad

I wonder if schoolkids are being taught about lawn jockeys this February?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Womens power is beauty, mens beauty is power at February 19, 2024 12:15 PM (0+Kup)

296 292 By intentionally losing battles?

But you're right in a way. You change things from the inside.
Posted by: Naples Yellow at February 19, 2024 12:13 PM (TSAar)

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Hogan would simply strengthen the current GOPe leadership in the Senate while he would betray us on key votes.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 12:15 PM (GBKbO)

297 As always, the rich started the war that cost us so much. My father's grandfather left his tobacco farm and fought for South Carolina even though he didn't own any slaves at all.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 19, 2024 12:15 PM (aD39U)

298
I'm going to Grouseland, Grouseland,
In mumblety-mumble Virginny

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 19, 2024 12:15 PM (xG4kz)

299 I think that's what the cops were at the house for: domestic violence call. He then barricades himself in the house with 7 kids (I assume they were his). He then lets cops in to negotiate. Then he just starts shooting them.
Posted by: Elric Blade at February 19, 2024 12:03 PM (iFTx/)
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The reason for the call was he got busted doing one of them

Posted by: jhawk90 at February 19, 2024 12:15 PM (1uuy8)

300 Changing the party leadership could have positive effects downstream from DC to the states, where our futures truly lie.

It won't if we've become a dictatorship.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 12:16 PM (CsUN+)

301 Hogan would simply strengthen the current GOPe leadership in the Senate while he would betray us on key votes.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 12:15 PM (GBKbO)
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But...he'll caucus. Or something.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at February 19, 2024 12:16 PM (9VubY)

302 300 Changing the party leadership could have positive effects downstream from DC to the states, where our futures truly lie.

It won't if we've become a dictatorship.
Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 12:16 PM (CsUN+)

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We literally already have that. The dictatorship of the administrative state.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 12:17 PM (GBKbO)

303 As always, the rich started the war that cost us so much. My father's grandfather left his tobacco farm and fought for South Carolina even though he didn't own any slaves at all.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)

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Can we have one thread that isn't about Ukraine?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Womens power is beauty, mens beauty is power at February 19, 2024 12:17 PM (0+Kup)

304 President Warpspeed owns the blame for preventing you from suing Pfizer for a heart that's 3 sizes too big.

He certainly owns the blame for allowing the election to be stolen.

Honestly, he was/is a typical Northeastern liberal. He isn't Hillary, but he enabled her, enriched her, rubbed elbows with her.

I'm glad you're fine with it. I'm not. And my attitude toward him didn't make him fail.
Posted by: insurgens ad opus at February 19, 2024 12:06 PM (9VubY)

I guess I'm "fine with it" as the alternative (Biden's handleers) is worse.

"Not a failure" doesn't mean "the best presient evah!!!" However, even with his faulures, he's likely the second-best president in my lifetime.

Damning wth faint praise and all.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 19, 2024 12:17 PM (N1tpc)

305 We're going to need to invent a time machine and go back to somewhere around 1963 (maybe earlier) to avoid becoming a dictatorship.

We definitely were by the mid-70s

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Womens power is beauty, mens beauty is power at February 19, 2024 12:18 PM (0+Kup)

306 We literally already have that. The dictatorship of the administrative state.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 19, 2024 12:17 PM (GBKbO)
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Sure, but with a stolen election, we also have an installed dictator running our modern feudal dictatorship.

Change my mind.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at February 19, 2024 12:18 PM (9VubY)

307 always, the rich started the war that cost us so much. My father's grandfather left his tobacco farm and fought for South Carolina even though he didn't own any slaves at all.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 19, 2024 12:15 PM (aD39

Yes at that time it was loyalty to your State that was the reason to fight. So much so that Lee chose to fight for the South.

That tells me the confederacy wouldn't have lasted long if it had survived the war.

Posted by: Naples Yellow at February 19, 2024 12:18 PM (TSAar)

308 We literally already have that. The dictatorship of the administrative state.

If that were the case, the recent border bill would have passed.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 12:19 PM (CsUN+)

309 TJM, I think that the candidates running in Red states and the excellent potential candidates running against weak Ds can change the dynamic pretty dramatically and adding an R from a solidly blue state can only help push in the right direction. R's have a huge advantage this year as there are way more D senate seats up.
A minority of conservative voices in the R delegation in the Houose seems to have made some progress.
I have some hope.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 19, 2024 12:20 PM (t/2Uw)

310 That tells me the confederacy wouldn't have lasted long if it had survived the war.

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Turns out it wasn't the confederacy but the Constitution.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Womens power is beauty, mens beauty is power at February 19, 2024 12:20 PM (0+Kup)

311 TJM, I think that the candidates running in Red states and the excellent potential candidates running against weak Ds can change the dynamic pretty dramatically and adding an R from a solidly blue state can only help push in the right direction.

Excellent point. It's not just that we get one more Senator, it's that they have one less, from a very blue state.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 12:21 PM (CsUN+)

312
I hope he knows Ides means 15.
Posted by: BurtTC


The Ides were not always on the 15th. Sometimes they were on the 13th.

In March, July, October, May,
The Ides are on the fifteenth day
The Nones the Ninth, all else besides
Are two days less for Nones and Ides


I thank you, Lola Morrison (my Latin teacher in high school).

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 19, 2024 12:22 PM (xG4kz)

313 I was on the verge of Let It Burn and then Roe v Wade was overturned. Something that I guess 99% of people here thought would never ever happen including me .

Never say never. There is always a chance if you don't give up.

Posted by: Naples Yellow at February 19, 2024 12:25 PM (TSAar)

314 Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 19, 2024 12:17 PM (N1tpc)
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I was willing to give him plenty of credit for the first 3 years, but it's not how you start, it's how you finish. For me, he'll always be the man who presided over the death of the republic.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at February 19, 2024 12:25 PM (9VubY)

315 If that were the case, the recent border bill would have passed.
Posted by: Archimedes at February 19, 2024 12:19 PM (CsUN+)
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Yeah? Because only if you're actually being dragged off into the night are you suffering under a dictatorship?

Do European countries have freedom? They can be jailed for speech, but most of the time people say what they please.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at February 19, 2024 12:29 PM (9VubY)

316 Large populations concentrated into a few "blue" segments that control the entire state.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 19, 2024 11:42 AM (7fElN)
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We've been fighting against, and losing to, this approach for decades around here. And it's only getting worse.

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at February 19, 2024 12:47 PM (2AUjo)

317
Never say never. There is always a chance if you don't give up.
Posted by: Naples Yellow at February 19, 2024 12:25 PM (TSAar)

Giving up and whining is easier and more fun.

(Whine)

Posted by: The defeatists of AoS at February 19, 2024 01:24 PM (Bn2JH)

318 "Speaking of struggles, my cats and I are in a constant battle over the litter box."

I solved that. I stopped owning cats.

Posted by: Simon Jester at February 19, 2024 01:42 PM (BSu3l)

319 Glenn Hegar is also associated with the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. His wife was one of the founding members of the LCMS church in Katy, Texas.

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at February 19, 2024 01:44 PM (TOe+Q)

320 Which is why Paxton is being hit with criminal charges like Trump in Harris County.

Posted by: SDN at February 19, 2024 02:02 PM (2gqBa)

321 Re scrutinizing GOP primaries: At the moment, there are 57 Reps and only 5 Dems in the WY House of Representatives. There are only 23,000 registered Dem voters left in the entire state, so you KNOW that some of them became Republicans to prop up Liz Cheney in her losing 2022 re-election primary bid. And thus, a some of those 57 reps are really Dems in disguise. Like Dan Bongino says, some Reps are really Dems, but no Dems are really Reps.

Posted by: come with me if you want to live at February 19, 2024 05:03 PM (kvDvI)

322 One of my alma maters opened a campus in some Middle Eastern hellhole, I don't recall which. This mad frenzy of universities to rush over there and bend over for them disgusted me when it started. Glad to see at least one Board of Regents thinks better of it.

Posted by: Someone Else at February 19, 2024 05:14 PM (IrqeV)

323 Paxton for Senate and then President.

Posted by: Sally at February 19, 2024 08:53 PM (bXvrr)

324 Wh᧐а! This blоg looks exactly like my old one! It's
on a totally different subject but it has
pretty mucһ the same page ⅼayout and design. Great choice of colors!

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