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The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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Sure...everyone knows that the economy-destroying climate policies of the progressive, humanity-hating segment of the Democrat party that now controls the administration are awful for inflation. But where has inflation struck the hardest? And what part of America is most affected by it?

Food and the working poor. The attack ads write themselves, and they would resonate with huge swaths of Americans, because food prices are completely out of control, and getting worse. There is a significant chunk of the electorate that is being injured by the Biden/Obama junta's climate insanity, and they are ripe for the picking by an intelligent and proactive political opponent.

And it's not difficult to explain, even to a detached and disinterested audience. Fuel costs have doubled, and agriculture is a heavy user via farming machinery, fertilizer, and transportation. Labor costs are similarly out of control, and it is obvious that agriculture requires massive labor inputs, particularly in processing.

Historically High Food Prices Will Only Worsen If A Democrat Wins The White House

Americans have already spent a record-high portion of their disposable income on food since Joe Biden became president. A new study by the Buckeye Institute warns that food will become even more unaffordable if Biden or any other Democrat wins the White House this November due to their destructive climate policies.

Oops! Did I say "intelligent and proactive political opponent?" Silly me. The current iteration of the feckless Republican party is far more interested in the graft bonanza of Ukraine to worry about those pesky little potential voters who are struggling with their food budgets and would dearly love an alternative to the smug, sclerotic and thoroughly debunked policies of the Democrat elite. But they won't get one anytime soon, because the Republican elite is indistinguishable from the Democrats...pushing unpopular policies that benefit their bank accounts and their masters in China, Ukraine and defense contractors (Crenshaw, McConnell, and Graham for a start!).

Too bad, because the idea of a new generation of Democrat voters who cross over to vote Republican is a very doable thing. Imagine a Reagan Democrat revolution in 2024.

Yeah...I'm not holding my breath...there is far too much graft available, and besides, those working class voters are icky!

Posted by: CBD at 11:00 AM




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1 st!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 29, 2024 11:01 AM (Wnv9h)

2 Damned tablet.

Posted by: BifBewalski at February 29, 2024 11:02 AM (MsrgL)

3 Foist?

Posted by: Adam Schiff cou de crayon at February 29, 2024 11:02 AM (dUd+1)

4 The Others have been summoned.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 29, 2024 11:03 AM (Wnv9h)

5 SPONGE!!!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 29, 2024 11:03 AM (Wnv9h)

6 The point of FedGov is to take as much money from the populace as it can. The easiest way to do that is inflation.

So get used to prices going up as long as the junta is allowed to loot us.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 29, 2024 11:03 AM (ibTVg)

7 We're being advised to minimize our coffee consumption to save money, and to eat cereal for dinner. To get worse, there'd have to be a coffee embargo and a cereal shortage that compels rationing. No doubt the Democrats are working on something along those lines.

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at February 29, 2024 11:03 AM (Nmmyc)

8 "Historically High Food Prices Will Only Worsen If A Democrat Wins The White House"

It'll get worse no matter who's prez. It took a giant Team Effort to f*ck things up this bad. No single leader is going to fix it.

Posted by: gp Abides at February 29, 2024 11:04 AM (MvF+J)

9 Food and the working poor. The attack ads write themselves, and they would resonate with huge swaths of Americans, because food prices are completely out of control, and getting worse.

Create effective ads that will hurt the Democrats?

Harumph...that is NOT who we are!

Posted by: The GOPe at February 29, 2024 11:04 AM (ibTVg)

10 Boomer raised a generation of idiots, who have now raised their own generation of idiots.

Posted by: BignJames at February 29, 2024 11:04 AM (AwYPR)

11 And what part of America is most affected by it?
Food and the working poor.

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Always, and by definition.

Poor people spend all their money. This is not a negative judgement, but simply a statement of fact. If you have little, it takes all of it just to live.

If you have little but then get even less - and inflation *is* getting less in real terms - then it gets that much harder to live.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 29, 2024 11:05 AM (HnUIn)

12 Appealing to voters--of whatever party or no party--on these old-fashioned pocketbook issues seems like it has a lot of potential.

Maybe if DJT could stop talking about himself for a couple minutes.

Posted by: mattman26 at February 29, 2024 11:05 AM (MCPlK)

13 Looks like I might have to start eating bugs after all. Any good recipes out there?

Posted by: Paco at February 29, 2024 11:05 AM (njExo)

14 No single leader is going to fix it.

Posted by: gp Abides at February 29, 2024 11:04 AM (MvF+J)

Simply freeing the American petroleum industry to do what they do best will decrease inflation significantly. And all that takes a few signatures and an interior secretary who is on-board with the plan.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 29, 2024 11:06 AM (gSZYf)

15 Looks like I might have to start eating bugs after all. Any good recipes out there?

Posted by: Paco at February 29, 2024 11:05 AM (njExo)

Fresh is best.

Posted by: BignJames at February 29, 2024 11:06 AM (AwYPR)

16 Tar, feathers, repeat.

Add fire as desired for a crispy texture

Posted by: Ribbed at February 29, 2024 11:06 AM (Sj5Vi)

17 I was talking to one of the guys working at the grocery. They are experiencing lots of beef going out of date. People won't spend what the store has to sell it for, and this results in "manager's specials", selling it at a loss. Even with dramatic markdowns some of it doesn't move.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at February 29, 2024 11:06 AM (0EOe9)

18 Do the poor care about food prices? The EBTs eat better than I do.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 29, 2024 11:07 AM (gMWM2)

19 I'm reminded of a DU post that our intrepid spy posted here a while back. The DUmmie opined that since inflation is only 3% now and everyone is getting a 5% raise that we are doing good.

And my question at the time, who the hell is getting regular 5% raises?!?

Posted by: The GOPe at February 29, 2024 11:07 AM (ibTVg)

20 13 Looks like I might have to start eating bugs after all. Any good recipes out there?
Posted by: Paco at February 29, 2024 11:05 AM (njExo)


Locusts pair well with wild honey...

Posted by: John the Baptist at February 29, 2024 11:07 AM (PiwSw)

21 Americans have already spent a record-high portion of their disposable income on food since Joe Biden became president.
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This should be pounded into the heads of every voter. Ad after ad.

Everyone who goes to the grocery store regularly knows how incredible the inflation has been in food prices.

Posted by: The Frumious Follywood at February 29, 2024 11:07 AM (s5zoC)

22 The attack ads write themselves, and they would resonate with huge swaths of Americans, because food prices are completely out of control, and getting worse.

Right. But give the prompt to Google Gemini and the Dems are the last great hope of our sacred democracy, saving you from the crazy white Christian Nationalists who are insurrecting and terrorizing all over the place.

Posted by: blaster at February 29, 2024 11:08 AM (ASVTS)

23 $4 for a dozen eggs, normal eggs at that, in Monroe.

Crazy business...and it's gonna get worse morons. Hope you're stockpiling.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 29, 2024 11:08 AM (xcxpd)

24 Stop Bidenspending and you stop Bidenflation...its really that easy

That doesn't mean prices will go back down, but it does mean they will stop going up.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 29, 2024 11:08 AM (ibTVg)

25 But they won't get one anytime soon, because the Republican elite is indistinguishable from the Democrats...pushing unpopular policies that benefit their bank accounts and their masters in China, Ukraine and defense contractors (Crenshaw, McConnell, and Graham for a start!).
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Yup. They're all of the same body, and have the same goals. A major part of the process is being deliberately "unresponsive" to voters most of the time.

The point of the Party is to divorce politics (the accumulation of power and unearned wealth) from the will of the people through the means of deceit when possible, rejection when needed and main force in the event of emergency.

That's it. That's the game. Failing to inspire the base, or to do what the base wants, or to take action to help the base or whatever is *not* a failure of politics or of the Party. The Party is there to ensure that politics *remains* divorced from the people and never bends to or depends on the will of the people, except in such cases where the will of the people is also the will of the Party.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 29, 2024 11:09 AM (HnUIn)

26 14 AFAIK, USA petroleum output has recovered to pre-Biden levels, despite all the roadblocks in its way. But inflation is a monetary phenomenon, according to the Friedmanites, and nobody seems to have control of the money-printers.

Posted by: gp Abides at February 29, 2024 11:09 AM (MvF+J)

27 Yeah...I'm not holding my breath...there is far too much graft available, and besides, those working class voters are icky!
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You said it, brother.

Posted by: Kevin Williamson at February 29, 2024 11:09 AM (HnUIn)

28 "They are experiencing lots of beef going out of date."

So the ethanol subsidies are going as planned. Just remember, folks, the forbidding of eating of meat is a doctrine of devils. If you were curious who you were up against.

Posted by: Ribbed at February 29, 2024 11:09 AM (Sj5Vi)

29 "Historically High Food Prices Will Only Worsen If A Democrat Wins The White House"

We'll make it too expensive for you to live so Climate Change caused by YOU doesn't KILL YOU!

I wonder why Democrats never put this goal of theirs in campaign ads?

Posted by: Gref at February 29, 2024 11:09 AM (5fDan)

30 Locusts pair well with wild honey...
Posted by: John the Baptist

Careful, don't lose your head over it.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 29, 2024 11:09 AM (lxX+z)

31 "Do you ever wonder why our side needs federal funding to get voters out to barely win against candidates who are universally hated by the media institutions?"

"No, why?"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:09 AM (GBKbO)

32 Key Fed inflation measure rose 0.4% in January as expected, up 2.8% from a year ago. Source: CNBC The personal consumption expenditures price index excluding food and energy costs increased 0.4% for the month and 2.8% from a year ago, as expected according to the Dow Jones consensus estimate.

Headline PCE, including the volatile food and energy categories, increased 0.3% monthly and 2.4% on a 12-month basis, compared to respective estimates for 0.3% and 2.4%, according to the numbers released Thursday by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis.

The moves came amid an unexpected jump in personal income, which rose 1%, well above the forecast for 0.3%. Spending decreased 0.1% vs. the estimate for a 0.2% gain.


This is the lowest since March of 2021! This is really good news. 2.8% is excluding food and energy, which went down, when those are included it's 2.4%. DOW futures are up with this news.

where is the recession they promised me? How much longer can I be expected to wait?

I think there were some overly-optimistic pushes for a March cut and I figured no cuts before May.

Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at February 29, 2024 11:10 AM (JCZqz)

33 AFAIK, USA petroleum output has recovered to pre-Biden levels, despite all the roadblocks in its way. But inflation is a monetary phenomenon, according to the Friedmanites, and nobody seems to have control of the money-printers.
Posted by: gp Abides at February 29, 2024 11:09 AM (MvF+J)



Yeah, oil production reached Dec 2019 levels last May. So only a 2.5 year decrease in production.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 29, 2024 11:11 AM (gMWM2)

34 20. Locusts pair well with wild honey... - John the Baptist

Sounds good. I'm also thinking, for a main course, stink bug amandine.

Posted by: Paco at February 29, 2024 11:11 AM (njExo)

35 where is the recession they promised me? How much longer can I be expected to wait?

Its been...2 years going on now?

Posted by: 18-1 at February 29, 2024 11:11 AM (ibTVg)

36 Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at February 29, 2024 11:03 AM (Nmmyc)

Cereal for dinner is a grand way to be both fat and malnourished. It's what Food Pantry patrons have to do out of necessity, not people who are getting by okay.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 29, 2024 11:11 AM (nC+QA)

37 and nobody seems to have control of the money-printers.

Not quite right.

The people in FedGov are getting rich by using the warp speed printing presses. Why would they stop?

Posted by: 18-1 at February 29, 2024 11:12 AM (ibTVg)

38 32 This is the lowest since March of 2021! This is really good news. 2.8% is excluding food and energy, which went down, when those are included it's 2.4%. DOW futures are up with this news.

where is the recession they promised me? How much longer can I be expected to wait?

I think there were some overly-optimistic pushes for a March cut and I figured no cuts before May.
Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at February 29, 2024 11:10 AM (JCZqz)

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So, there have been no more massive pushes to create new federal spending since Biden's first year. The inflation rate spiked. No new big spending passed. Inflation decreases over time (still doesn't reverse, though).

It's almost like massive federal spending affects inflation.

Also, why aren't greedy businesses being greedy anymore?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:12 AM (GBKbO)

39 ... This is the lowest since March of 2021! This is really good news. 2.8% is excluding food and energy, which went down, when those are included it's 2.4%. DOW futures are up with this news. ...
Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at February 29, 2024 11:10 AM (JCZqz)
++++
Oy. "I was getting cornholed by an assailant with a sandpaper condom, but now he's using some lube! #winning!"

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 29, 2024 11:12 AM (HnUIn)

40 The downside of the Reagan Democrat surge is that it gave us the neo-con surge as well, and those effers are screwing us good and hard to this day.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 29, 2024 11:12 AM (D7oie)

41 where is the recession they promised me? How much longer can I be expected to wait?



Tell me you don't have a job without telling me you don't have a job.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 29, 2024 11:12 AM (gMWM2)

42 "Poor" folks don't shop for food like "rich" folks.

Beer, booze, smokes, sweet stuff/snacks and fast foods fill up the horizons of their minds when they aren't gambling, doing drugs or whore chasing in the hood.

The dirty little secret is they ain't poor and they don't care about the cost of such things since taxpayers are footing the bill. Go ask a hood rat who gets EBT and it sure be a lot of monies!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 29, 2024 11:13 AM (2ijlT)

43 Cereal for dinner is a grand way to be both fat and malnourished. It's what Food Pantry patrons have to do out of necessity, not people who are getting by okay.

One very minor change the government could make to dramatically improve people's lives, ban a bunch of food items from EBT cards - from chips to cereal to cookies to ice cream.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 29, 2024 11:13 AM (ibTVg)

44 Bring back actual food stamps.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 29, 2024 11:14 AM (gMWM2)

45 Do the poor care about food prices? The EBTs eat better than I do.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 29, 2024 11:07 AM (gMWM2)

Working poor. Definitely not the welfare state leeches.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 29, 2024 11:15 AM (gSZYf)

46 8
Going to respectfully disagree. Fuel prices are something that a single person ( ie president) can definitely reduce. By removing barriers to drilling, fracking and refining.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at February 29, 2024 11:15 AM (jbnUc)

47 We must remember only the poor work, not rich people. Which is why rich people need to be liquidated. That’s what they deserve for not picking up anything heavier than a pencil right?

(I hate Marxist terms like “working poor”

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 29, 2024 11:15 AM (m6dV4)

48 That's it. That's the game. Failing to inspire the base, or to do what the base wants, or to take action to help the base or whatever is *not* a failure of politics or of the Party. The Party is there to ensure that politics *remains* divorced from the people and never bends to or depends on the will of the people, except in such cases where the will of the people is also the will of the Party.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 29, 2024 11:09 AM (HnUIn)

I cannot think of a single time in my life when I have seen BOTH major political parties so completely divorced from what the vast majority of Americans want. Maybe the late 70's, before Reagan cut through all the republican douchebaggery of his day.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 29, 2024 11:15 AM (i9ffA)

49 Willowed: Right, we'd discussed that here last last year. Some of the commenters have an Advantage plan and love it, some warned me against it. I've looked at a number of plans. They all provide service in areas I'm thinking about relocating to and they cover my few Rxs, too.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 29, 2024
*
Sounds like you've done your homework. Enjoy retirement, after you navigate the government bureaucracy. I'm enjoying mine !
Posted by: BillyD at February 29, 2024


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I'm sure I will enjoy it, if I ever get there. I was planning on the end of March. Now it looks more like the end of May if I'm lucky.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 29, 2024 11:16 AM (J2vNu)

50 So start making the assertion that the Democrats are fulfilling one of a free peoples' worst fear: using food as a weapon.

Posted by: Occasional Commenter at February 29, 2024 11:16 AM (GXBIW)

51 Poor people spend all their money. This is not a negative judgement, but simply a statement of fact. If you have little, it takes all of it just to live.

And even if savings exist it gets eroded by inflation.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 29, 2024 11:16 AM (m6dV4)

52 I've dropped a couple pounds since Ash Wednesday. Laid off the Valu Right and started keeping an eye on the calories. Found out the greatest appetite suppressant going is a simple hard boiled egg. That protein hits your system real quick. At $4 a dozen they should do something.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at February 29, 2024 11:17 AM (0EOe9)

53 FJB

Posted by: Zeera the ungoverened at February 29, 2024 11:17 AM (qGQta)

54 Those text message exchanges between Ashleigh Merchant (a lawyer for one of Trump's co-defendants in the sham Fulton County case) and Terrence Bradley (Thundercock's former law partner) . . . WOW. Just WOW.

Either Bradley is a moron or he wants to see Thundercock burn. I think it has to be the latter. He even texted her "happy hunting!"

Thundercock and Cunt Cave both committed repeated and obvious perjury and violated like a dozen lawyer rules of ethics. In an even remotely fair world, they would both be immediately disbarred, at a minimum.

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 29, 2024 11:17 AM (iFTx/)

55 A key measure of inflation rose last month at the fastest pace since March of 2022.

The personal consumption expenditure price index for services excluding housing and energy services—often called “super core” inflation—rose 0.6 percent in January. This inflation gauge rose this much in March of 2022, December of 2021, and in March of 2021.

It is historically rare for this metric of inflation to rise at this high of a monthly pace.

Posted by: SMOD at February 29, 2024 11:18 AM (RHGPo)

56 54 Thundercock and Cunt Cave both committed repeated and obvious perjury and violated like a dozen lawyer rules of ethics. In an even remotely fair world, they would both be immediately disbarred, at a minimum.
Posted by: Elric Blade at February 29, 2024 11:17 AM (iFTx/)

=======

"It's not germane to this. I order the state of GA to give them raises."
-The judge

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:18 AM (GBKbO)

57 26 14 AFAIK, USA petroleum output has recovered to pre-Biden levels, despite all the roadblocks in its way. But inflation is a monetary phenomenon, according to the Friedmanites, and nobody seems to have control of the money-printers.

Posted by: gp Abides at February 29, 2024 11:09 AM (MvF+J)


The Junta proclaims US oil extraction per year is higher than ever! Historic level!

OK, now tell me the amount extracted per person in the US and the world 10 years ago and today. US and world population has continually increased in that period. Record oil production per year is a meaningless number by itself.

The Junta specializes in the statistics area of Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics. And in calling all of the statistics it touts as Historic!

Posted by: Gref at February 29, 2024 11:18 AM (5fDan)

58 I volunteer as tribute!

Posted by: Trillion Dollar Coins at February 29, 2024 11:19 AM (EHcEg)

59 [bi]Food and the working poor. The attack ads write themselves, and they would resonate with huge swaths of Americans, because food prices are completely out of control,[bi]


but the so-called poor are living off the gov dole and get their groceries with a gov payout card. I had one of those so-called poor in front of me with a grocery cart literally full to the brim and she/it payed for it with one of those cards.

Posted by: vic at February 29, 2024 11:19 AM (A5THL)

60 We're being advised to minimize our coffee consumption to save money, and to eat cereal for dinner. To get worse, there'd have to be a coffee embargo and a cereal shortage that compels rationing. No doubt the Democrats are working on something along those lines.
Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at February 29, 2024 11:03 AM (Nmmyc)



One of Kim Il Sung's legacies was the enforced famine following the collapse of the soviet Union.
The government started a campaign urging citizens to consume less, its cheery slogan: ‘Let’s eat only two meals a day.’ was a response to the loss of fertilizer and financial subsidies from the USSR and flooding from a bad El Niño year.
Some areas were cut off from food distribution and famine was allowed to run its course there, in spite of food aid that was eventually permitted to be imported from the rest of the world.

Whenever you hear someone from the regime say "skip a meal to save" think of the Kim dynasty in North Korea, and their famines and abuses. And expect our own long, arduous march.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 29, 2024 11:19 AM (D7oie)

61 I really don't understand why DU aren't praising corporate America for putting aside their greed in artificially raising prices (since corporate profits are the only source of inflation) in order to help elect Joe Biden.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:19 AM (GBKbO)

62 I cannot think of a single time in my life when I have seen BOTH major political parties so completely divorced from what the vast majority of Americans want. Maybe the late 70's, before Reagan cut through all the republican douchebaggery of his day.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 29, 2024 11:15 AM (i9ffA)
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Look for "bipartisan" "unity."

When the parties converge on an issue, the people are about to get it hard, deep and lube-free.

The post-1990 convergence has been yuge and luxurious.
Immigration/borders? Converged.
Spending/programs? Converged.
War/defense? Converged.
Trade? Converged.
Intelligence/surveillance? Converged.
Education? Converged.

The list goes on.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 29, 2024 11:19 AM (HnUIn)

63 Wanna know something else that has skyrocketed…. My electric bill. If it comes in under $350 a month I’m lucky. I’ve never before had to pay this much for electricity… not even close

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at February 29, 2024 11:20 AM (Dd+/6)

64 Letitia going after Big Beef cow farts, right from the cow's asshole website:
http://tinyurl.com/bdzjne3e

BTW, enjoy the NYSAG search results here:
http://tinyurl.com/2frumwe8

...and try to wrap your head around it.

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 29, 2024 11:20 AM (2yu8s)

65 One large hard-boiled egg (50 grams) provides (1):

Calories: 77
Carbs: 0.6 grams
Total fat: 5.3 grams
Saturated fat: 1.6 grams
Monounsaturated fat: 2.0 grams
Cholesterol: 212 mg
Protein: 6.3 grams
Vitamin A: 6% of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA)
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): 15% of the RDA
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin): 9% of the RDA
Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): 7% of the RDA
Phosphorus: 86 mg, or 9% of the RDA
Selenium: 15.4 mcg, or 22% of the RDA

Posted by: SMOD at February 29, 2024 11:20 AM (RHGPo)

66 Looks like I might have to start eating bugs after all. Any good recipes out there?
Posted by: Paco at February 29, 2024 11:05 AM (njExo)


There are a lot of good Cambodian recipes out there, if you care to try them.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 29, 2024 11:21 AM (D7oie)

67 Manolo doesn’t want to work, he just came here for the free benefits and the pussy.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 29, 2024 11:21 AM (g3dzb)

68 Boomer raised a generation of idiots, who have now raised their own generation of idiots.

You're 28 and a half, and know nothing, so next time you walk past a mirror, remind yourself that you are the generation of idiots that somebody raised. You just aren't big enough to realize it yet.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 29, 2024 11:21 AM (zdLoL)

69 54 Thundercock and Cunt Cave both committed repeated and obvious perjury and violated like a dozen lawyer rules of ethics. In an even remotely fair world, they would both be immediately disbarred, at a minimum.

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 29, 2024 11:17 AM (iFTx/)



But....they are Democrats and thus not followers of the law. They are exempt.

Posted by: vic at February 29, 2024 11:22 AM (A5THL)

70 32

where is the recession they promised me? How much longer can I be expected to wait? ‘

Pretend harder, shitheads. I’m sure when you do it long enough EVERYONE will become as delusional as you.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at February 29, 2024 11:22 AM (jbnUc)

71 54 Those text message exchanges between Ashleigh Merchant (a lawyer for one of Trump's co-defendants in the sham Fulton County case) and Terrence Bradley (Thundercock's former law partner) . . . WOW. Just WOW.

Either Bradley is a moron or he wants to see Thundercock burn. I think it has to be the latter. He even texted her "happy hunting!"

Thundercock and Cunt Cave both committed repeated and obvious perjury and violated like a dozen lawyer rules of ethics. In an even remotely fair world, they would both be immediately disbarred, at a minimum.
Posted by: Elric Blade

Bradley was probably pissed off at loverboy for being dumped out of the partnership just when the profits started to roll in. Doesn't mean he was not telling the truth on the down low and I suspect many others knew it as well. Heck, the judge probably knows what Bradley knew because the Atlanta legal community is not that large and you get lawyers together--they gossip about other lawyers.

Posted by: whig at February 29, 2024 11:23 AM (hKOIV)

72 OK, now tell me the amount extracted per person in the US and the world 10 years ago and today. US and world population has continually increased in that period. Record oil production per year is a meaningless number by itself.
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And how much is being used for domestic diesel and gasoline production and how much is being exported?

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 29, 2024 11:23 AM (2yu8s)

73 66 Looks like I might have to start eating bugs after all. Any good recipes out there?
Posted by: Paco at February 29, 2024 11:05 AM (njExo)

There are a lot of good Cambodian recipes out there, if you care to try them.
Posted by: Kindltot at February 29, 2024 11:21 AM (D7oie)
___________

Grasshoppers are a delicacy in Mexico. Most authentic MX restaurants will have something like grasshopper tacos or pop-ems on the menu. Sadly, there are not many authentic MX places left.

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 29, 2024 11:23 AM (iFTx/)

74 Those EBT cards are magical.

It's not just "welfare". It's whatever disability you get for the disability you ain't got. It's whatever unemployment you get for the rest of your life for getting shitcanned from the job you had for a week and a half when you were 23. It's everything. If you're a particularly unscrupulous person, or just particularly trusting in your local "community organizer", you can live like a king on one of those things.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 29, 2024 11:23 AM (VoAdT)

75 69 But....they are Democrats and thus not followers of the law. They are exempt.
Posted by: vic at February 29, 2024 11:22 AM (A5THL)

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There are not two tiers of law. There is only one tier of law.

Prominent Democrats just don't have to follow it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:24 AM (GBKbO)

76

Bump my stock and I'll shoot 1 billion sperm per second!

Posted by: Dirty Frank at February 29, 2024 11:24 AM (dInyF)

77 Still not seeing much inflation in booze prices here in NoVa. At least, not the plebeian stuff I drink. I understand some of the classier stuff has been affected, though.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 29, 2024 11:25 AM (9yWhg)

78 Looks like I might have to start eating bugs after all. Any good recipes out there?
Posted by: Paco at February 29, 2024 11:05 AM (njExo)


Boil in heavily-salted water. Put in bowl. Smother with Pace Picante Sauce (Medium), Spicy Ketchup, or BBQ Sauce. Eat.

Posted by: Gref at February 29, 2024 11:25 AM (5fDan)

79 It's LEAP DAY!

Leap leap leap leap leap

Whoohoo!

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 29, 2024 11:25 AM (cDxgU)

80 In before the inter-generational wars!

Posted by: ShainS -- Laken Riley (Business is business, and it's a murder most foul) at February 29, 2024 11:25 AM (gqX4V)

81 Cambodians eat the shit out of wasps.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at February 29, 2024 11:26 AM (R4t5M)

82 I traditionally spend leap day at the park next to the Women's College.

Posted by: Ribbed at February 29, 2024 11:26 AM (Sj5Vi)

83 Actually I see it as not only converged but

INVERTED!!!

Every f'in thing is upside down now.

Both parties stand in opposition to what the voters want and what represents a sensible solution/compromise.

The policies don't fix things, they punish those who need it fixed.

Posted by: pawn at February 29, 2024 11:26 AM (QB+5g)

84 I cannot think of a single time in my life when I have seen BOTH major political parties so completely divorced from what the vast majority of Americans want. Maybe the late 70's, before Reagan cut through all the republican douchebaggery of his day.
Posted by: Tom Servo

Money is the reason. The old fashioned view that fiscal policies mattered went out the window in the 2000's due to GWB and then Obama and Co. The world did not end so that meant both Trump and Biden pushed the limit--Trump because he thought the only way out of the debt trap is to grow the economy faster than debt did and the Covid spending was to prevent systemic collapse. Biden pushes it because the Dem party is based on MOAR and cannot restrain its own appetites with a weakened prezzie.

Posted by: whig at February 29, 2024 11:27 AM (hKOIV)

85 Cambodians eat the shit out of wasps.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at February 29, 2024 11:26 AM


Yeah, but 5 minutes later they're hungry again.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 29, 2024 11:27 AM (Wnv9h)

86 42
‘ l. Go ask a hood rat who gets EBT and it sure be a lot of monies!’

I want to take this moment to honor the Moron who suggested we turn off EBT and tell the hood rats we gave all the money to illegal aliens.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at February 29, 2024 11:27 AM (jbnUc)

87 23 $4 for a dozen eggs, normal eggs at that, in Monroe.

Crazy business...and it's gonna get worse morons. Hope you're stockpiling.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 29, 2024 11:08 AM (xcxpd)

I think I'll learn how to grow whatever bugs are for people to eat. I figure we guilt Democrats into eating enough bugs to fatten them up and then eat the Democrats. Oh, and I'm charging Whole Foods prices for the bugs.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at February 29, 2024 11:27 AM (z+89e)

88 #64 in brief:

NY AG James @NewYorkStateAG 21h
I'm suing @JBSFoodsUSA, the world's largest beef producer, for misleading the public about its environmental impact.

The beef industry is one of the largest contributors to climate change, and JBS has falsely advertised its commitment to sustainability and endangered our planet.

Catturd ™ @catturd2 1h
She’s insane. Get the hell out of NYC. Move to a free state.

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 29, 2024 11:27 AM (2yu8s)

89 77 Still not seeing much inflation in booze prices here in NoVa. At least, not the plebeian stuff I drink. I understand some of the classier stuff has been affected, though.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 29, 2024 11:25 AM (9yWhg)

I mentioned that to a cashier at my Total Bev not long ago. She said this is true generally with domestic wines but that prices have risen on imports.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 29, 2024 11:27 AM (T+Iwg)

90 77 Still not seeing much inflation in booze prices here in NoVa. At least, not the plebeian stuff I drink. I understand some of the classier stuff has been affected, though.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 29, 2024 11:25 AM (9yWhg)

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How inflation would affect booze prices, especially something like whiskey, seems like an interesting question to me.

It would be significantly delayed, right? The raw materials were purchased and used years before a bottle gets to the shelf. The only costs that could quickly affect them are things like transport, labor, and any kind of rent costs (assuming long-term industrial rents, if the lands and buildings aren't outright owned, see major fluctuation). Granted, those three aren't small.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:27 AM (GBKbO)

91 > I'm sure I will enjoy it, if I ever get there. I was planning on the end of March. Now it looks more like the end of May if I'm lucky.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere
_____________

Did you ever get your social security stuff sorted out? I did mine online back in January. Pretty easy.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 29, 2024 11:28 AM (Q4IgG)

92 back when I had my heart attack the DR put me on a diet.

I had to minimize eggs on that diet because of the high cholesterol.

Posted by: vic at February 29, 2024 11:28 AM (A5THL)

93 There are a lot of good Cambodian recipes out there, if you care to try them.
Posted by: Kindltot

No need to eat bugs in Cambodian cuisine. Have you heard of stone skull soup?

Posted by: Cambodian Cook Book at February 29, 2024 11:28 AM (JCZqz)

94 It's LEAP DAY!

Leap leap leap leap leap

Whoohoo!
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 29, 2024 11:25 AM (cDxgU)

An extra day of Black History Month! Don't let it slip by!

Posted by: BignJames at February 29, 2024 11:28 AM (AwYPR)

95 $4 for a dozen eggs, normal eggs at that, in Monroe.

You might try Ciolino's in Temperance.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 29, 2024 11:28 AM (zdLoL)

96 88 Catturd ™ @catturd2 1h
She’s insane. Get the hell out of NYC. Move to a free state.
Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 29, 2024 11:27 AM (2yu8s)

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Blue states are going to get so much bluer over the next decade.

It's going to be fascinating to watch.

Also, most indicators seem to be pointing to transplants since 2020 averaging out to be far more conservative than average, but also with experience in watching leftists devour institutions which establishment Republicans in their new states don't want to believe.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:29 AM (GBKbO)

97 > I want to take this moment to honor the Moron who suggested we turn off EBT and tell the hood rats we gave all the money to illegal aliens.
Posted by: Dr. Claw
_______________

The blacks have already been displaced from the front of the free shit line by the illegals, and they are not at all happy about it.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 29, 2024 11:30 AM (Q4IgG)

98 Do the Cambodians eat wasp shit? Or do they eat alot of wasps e.g. they eat a shit-tonne of wasps??

Thank you for any clarification.

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 29, 2024 11:30 AM (2yu8s)

99 There are not two tiers of law. There is only one tier of law.

Prominent Democrats just don't have to follow it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison
========
Works until it doesn't and that is when others feel obliged to give the finger to laws they don't like.

Posted by: whig at February 29, 2024 11:30 AM (hKOIV)

100 AFAIK, USA petroleum output has recovered to pre-Biden levels, despite all the roadblocks in its way. But inflation is a monetary phenomenon, according to the Friedmanites, and nobody seems to have control of the money-printers.
Posted by: gp Abides at February 29, 2024 11:09 AM (MvF+J)

It may have recovered to pre-Biden levels, but it is still behind the curve for where it should be.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 29, 2024 11:31 AM (tkR6S)

101 "where is the recession they promised me? How much longer can I be expected to wait? "

I have to admit, the ability of the regime to avoid a full fledged recession has surprised me. At some point it has to fall apart as all this insanity and stupidity has consequences. Most likely a few hours after Trump is sworn in.

Posted by: Ripley at February 29, 2024 11:31 AM (JojsZ)

102 It's LEAP DAY!

Leap leap leap leap leap

Whoohoo!

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 29, 2024 11:25 AM (cDxgU)

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Reminds me for some reason of the funny dinner scene in the film The Birdcage where the Dianne Wiest character says "Oh, what interesting china. It looks like young men playing leap frog."

Posted by: ShainS -- Laken Riley (Business is business, and it's a murder most foul) at February 29, 2024 11:31 AM (TZd1U)

103 "Blue states are going to get so much bluer over the next decade."

The cure to socialism is socialism. They will rot and implode.

Posted by: Ribbed at February 29, 2024 11:31 AM (Sj5Vi)

104 Occam's Razor indicates that the gopE doesn't want to win.

It all comes down to food. The communis-fascist-proggie monolith know this.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at February 29, 2024 11:31 AM (17s+e)

105 101 I have to admit, the ability of the regime to avoid a full fledged recession has surprised me. At some point it has to fall apart as all this insanity and stupidity has consequences. Most likely a few hours after Trump is sworn in.
Posted by: Ripley at February 29, 2024 11:31 AM (JojsZ)

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Remember when we met the technical definition of a recession and then everyone suddenly decided that that was just a guidleline?

Yeah, I do.

Also, it seems as though most of our growth is a combination of government spending and just outright fudging numbers.

Who trusts the government's numbers anymore? What incentive do they have to present accurate news at all? Especially if its bad?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:32 AM (GBKbO)

106 Yeah, yeah, yeah. Go ahead and celebrate the leap year. Go ahead and have no concept whatsoever of the chaos and trauma caused by leap years.

Leap days. Leap seconds.

Hell. On. Earth.

You guys celebrating this nightmare clearly have never had a network switch crash and start dumping traffic into a black hole because of a leap second. You've never had a bug that manifests only once every four years - and conveniently, three years after implementation and two years after the dev team was laid off - suddenly cause your batch processing to go haywire and confidently report that your transaction volume is a negative number. You've never had to deal with the stresses of magical-thinking executives asserting that you have "a whole extra day" to perform maintenance.

No, of course not. For you people, it's all just sunshine and rainbows. For us, it's a hellish nightmare that is even worse than the semiannual time change. At least that usually results in predictable fuckups.

There's a reason I drink.

Posted by: Grizzled Sysadmin With a Thousand-Yard Stare at February 29, 2024 11:33 AM (HnUIn)

107 Bradley was probably pissed off at loverboy for being dumped out of the partnership just when the profits started to roll in. Doesn't mean he was not telling the truth on the down low and I suspect many others knew it as well. Heck, the judge probably knows what Bradley knew because the Atlanta legal community is not that large and you get lawyers together--they gossip about other lawyers.
Posted by: whig at February 29, 2024 11:23 AM (hKOIV)


I think that you are right that Bradley had beef with Wade over getting kicked out of hte partnership. I think that now he is coming under EXTREME pressure to get over it because he has endangered the plot to get Trump by telling the truth. He said on the stand that the Black Bar coached him into how to give testimony.

Posted by: blaster at February 29, 2024 11:33 AM (ASVTS)

108 The raw materials were purchased and used years before a bottle gets to the shelf.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:27 AM (GBKbO)


Pricing has to reflect current (or expected) replacement cost of the inputs, otherwise you will go out of business very quickly.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 29, 2024 11:33 AM (gSZYf)

109 Did you ever get your social security stuff sorted out? I did mine online back in January. Pretty easy.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 29, 2024


***
My payment has been coming through since early '22. I took taxes out in '23 so I wouldn't have to pay so much this upcoming April. Now I plan to retire and my monthly income aside from SS will be a lot less -- so I don't need withdrawing. But to do that you have to send in a physical form. On the phone this a.m. they said they got it in Jan., and I should see the restored payment in late March.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 29, 2024 11:33 AM (J2vNu)

110 "The blacks have already been displaced from the front of the free shit line by the illegals, and they are not at all happy about it.
Posted by: Martini Farmer"


Just wait until young white women learn they are being blamed for the crime wave.

Posted by: Ripley at February 29, 2024 11:33 AM (JojsZ)

111 Also mentioned by Morons yesterday, like the Letitia beef case:

New York Post @nypost 20h
Panera Bread exempt from California’s $20 minimum wage law after owner donated to Gov. Newsom: report trib.al/tACvPO6

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 29, 2024 11:33 AM (2yu8s)

112 AFAIK, USA petroleum output has recovered to pre-Biden levels, despite all the roadblocks in its way. But inflation is a monetary phenomenon, according to the Friedmanites, and nobody seems to have control of the money-printers.
Posted by: gp Abides at February 29, 2024 11:09 AM (MvF+J)

It may have recovered to pre-Biden levels, but it is still behind the curve for where it should be.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
===

BINGO!

Just like saying that inflation is only 4% (it isn't) that takes away from the fact that your dollar is worth 18% (actually much less) than it was when Joeddolph stole his way into the whitehouse.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at February 29, 2024 11:34 AM (17s+e)

113 Greetings! I'll tell you what helped with my electric bill. Our automatic dishwasher went out in late January. We ordered 1 but it's taking 6 weeks. Now the order has been delayed again. I told the wife To cancel the sale And she did. For heaven's sake there's only 3 of us here and 1 of them eats like a mouse.
I've seen a drop of 10-15 percent in my electric bill.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at February 29, 2024 11:34 AM (MeG8a)

114 101 "where is the recession they promised me? How much longer can I be expected to wait? " [b/]


Walk down an isle in the groc store. You will see plenty of INFLATION. The gov numbers on inflation have always been a lie,

Posted by: vic at February 29, 2024 11:34 AM (A5THL)

115 shit

Posted by: vic at February 29, 2024 11:34 AM (A5THL)

116 What incentive do they have to present accurate news at all? Especially if its bad?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:32 AM (GBKbO)


Depends. Can they blame it on Trump?

Posted by: blaster at February 29, 2024 11:35 AM (ASVTS)

117 Boomer raised a generation of idiots, who have now raised their own generation of idiots.
Posted by: BignJames at February 29, 2024 11:04 AM (AwYPR)

Gen X is the most conservative generation....

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 29, 2024 11:35 AM (N1tpc)

118 The raw materials were purchased and used years before a bottle gets to the shelf.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:27 AM (GBKbO)
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LIFO versus FIFO.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at February 29, 2024 11:35 AM (17s+e)

119 Reminds me for some reason of the funny dinner scene in the film The Birdcage where the Dianne Wiest character says "Oh, what interesting china. It looks like young men playing leap frog."
Posted by: ShainS

That's such a fun movie.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 29, 2024 11:35 AM (VTZ1R)

120 "The blacks have already been displaced from the front of the free shit line by the illegals, and they are not at all happy about it.
Posted by: Martini Farmer"

DNC in Chicago this summer is going to be lit. Literally.

Posted by: Roy at February 29, 2024 11:35 AM (z+ik4)

121 It's LEAP DAY!
Leap leap leap leap leap
Whoohoo!
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 29, 2024 11:25 AM (cDxgU)


https://youtu.be/7WyR4AqRweY?si=7ik_QDKf8smrlqz9

"Boundin'"

Posted by: Kindltot at February 29, 2024 11:36 AM (D7oie)

122 108 Pricing has to reflect current (or expected) replacement cost of the inputs, otherwise you will go out of business very quickly.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 29, 2024 11:33 AM (gSZYf)

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Pricing at which point, though? I guess I'm suddenly pivoting to how contracts work in the liquor world.

How far into the future do wholesalers need to secure stock from distillers? Price on the shelf is more about how the individual dealer interacts with the wholesaler, and if the wholesaler agreed to buy the case 12 months prior to delivery, and then that case get to the retail outlet and sits on the shelf for two months, where does the inflation come into affect the price?

I'm not saying it can't. I'm just wondering if liquor is somehow shielded from inflation to some degree.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:36 AM (GBKbO)

123 Cambodians eat the shit out of wasps.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at February 29, 2024 11:26 AM
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Is that the only part that's edible?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 29, 2024 11:36 AM (7fElN)

124 It all comes down to food. The communis-fascist-proggie monolith know this.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at February 29, 2024 11:31 AM (17s+e)
++++
Eventually, yes.

As long as there is bread on the shelf, power is retained. That's the north star. Everything else can be stolen.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 29, 2024 11:37 AM (HnUIn)

125 Establishment Republicans in their new states don't want to believe.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Establishment GOP is largely the bidness class and they hate anything that might cost them a dollar from outside investors, etc.

That is the true power of the worldwide investor class--they seek to use their money to force local populace to accept social change and rent seeking behavior. The GOPe is fine with rent seeking but the social change agenda for the freaks, deviants, and other clowns among the elites causes problems with the plebes.

The conventional line of thought is that you can keep a small republic if there is little wealth divergence and you maintain neutrality (probably based on Swiss Republic) and a homogeneous population that wants the same things.

Large republics though breakdown either via conquest of diverse populations, losing wars, and/or increasing wealth divergence among the populace. The rich seek to use the powerful state to get richer and displace the costs for imperialism on the poor and middle class via taxes.

Madison's No. 10 was an attempt to reconcile the two views via Federalism.

Posted by: whig at February 29, 2024 11:37 AM (hKOIV)

126 "where is the recession they promised me? How much longer can I be expected to wait? "

I have to admit, the ability of the regime to avoid a full fledged recession has surprised me. At some point it has to fall apart as all this insanity and stupidity has consequences. Most likely a few hours after Trump is sworn in.

Posted by: Ripley at February 29, 2024 11:31 AM (JojsZ)

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Like I was certain we actually were in a depression during DogEater's "recession" -- the books are so cooked and the definitions now redefined (the way the definition of a vaccine has been changed twice in the last 3 years) that we were and still are in a recession (and would be in a full-blown depression if not for the irrational & insane feral government spending and money printing).

"The future is known, comrade -- it's the past that keeps changing!"

Posted by: ShainS -- Laken Riley (Business is business, and it's a murder most foul) at February 29, 2024 11:38 AM (Gg7oU)

127 124 As long as there is bread on the shelf, power is retained. That's the north star. Everything else can be stolen.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 29, 2024 11:37 AM (HnUIn)

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And we have plenty of circuses! Sure, the people don't really like the circuses that much anymore, and we're trying to get people to eat bugs, but it's still bread and circuses!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:38 AM (GBKbO)

128 Cambodians eat the shit out of wasps.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at February 29, 2024 11:26 AM
----
Is that the only part that's edible?
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 29, 2024 11:36 AM


After we're done with them, yeah.

Posted by: Murder Hornets at February 29, 2024 11:38 AM (Wnv9h)

129 I'm looking at doing some part-time remote work, and the company, Toloka, insists that to register with them to work on a project, you have to use a Farcebook, Gorgle, Microsoft, or Apple ID; or a Yandex ID or VK ID. Yandex I use as a search engine, but I don't know about the other. Does anybody know the drawbacks to merely creating a profile on the latter sites in order to get an ID? They're going to ask for all sorts of info, right, and they're Russian companies?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 29, 2024 11:38 AM (J2vNu)

130 54 Thundercock and Cunt Cave both committed repeated and obvious perjury and violated like a dozen lawyer rules of ethics. In an even remotely fair world, they would both be immediately disbarred, at a minimum.

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 29, 2024 11:17 AM (iFTx/)



But....they are Democrats and thus not followers of the law. They are exempt.

Posted by: vic at February 29, 2024 11:22 AM (A5THL)
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It's their culture. Case dismissed.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at February 29, 2024 11:38 AM (17s+e)

131 I have an electric dishwasher. If you don't use the heating elements and the drying cycle they don't use a lot of electricity.

Posted by: vic at February 29, 2024 11:38 AM (A5THL)

132 125 Madison's No. 10 was an attempt to reconcile the two views via Federalism.
Posted by: whig at February 29, 2024 11:37 AM (hKOIV)

=======

Ah, yes.

I remember it well.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:38 AM (GBKbO)

133 Neil Oliver: ‘There’s a storm coming….’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDJ-IqZc628

A shade over 18 minutes. Worth a listen.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at February 29, 2024 11:38 AM (zhLdt)

134 117 Boomer raised a generation of idiots, who have now raised their own generation of idiots.
Posted by: BignJames at February 29, 2024 11:04 AM (AwYPR)

Gen X is the most conservative generation....
Posted by: Formerly Virginian

Both the Boomer and Millennials grew up in times of plenty. Gen X grew up during the disrupted economy of the 70's and the disgrace of Vietnam surrender and Iran's embassy hostage taking.

Posted by: whig at February 29, 2024 11:39 AM (hKOIV)

135 36 Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at February 29, 2024 11:03 AM (Nmmyc)

Cereal for dinner is a grand way to be both fat and malnourished. It's what Food Pantry patrons have to do out of necessity, not people who are getting by okay.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 29, 2024 11:11 AM (nC+QA)

As I was telling someone on another board, while you can loss lead produce and still get a nice selection for a family if you shop multiple stores/week, you can't do this for protein. So, it's trade down or trade off to cereal...or eat a lot of proteins like beans, tofu, and nuts...like a vegan...

Posted by: Nova Local at February 29, 2024 11:40 AM (exHjb)

136 There's a lot of ruin in a country. Just as Britain. We're finding out how much ruin is in the USA.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 29, 2024 11:40 AM (xcxpd)

137 Also mentioned by Morons yesterday, like the Letitia beef case:

New York Post @nypost 20h
Panera Bread exempt from California’s $20 minimum wage law after owner donated to Gov. Newsom: report trib.al/tACvPO6
Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 29, 2024 11:33 AM (2yu8s)


Ahhh - the selling of indulgences.

(See also - "carbon credits")

Posted by: Doof at February 29, 2024 11:40 AM (JunzL)

138 I had to minimize eggs on that diet because of the high cholesterol.
Posted by: vic at February 29, 2024 11:28 AM (A5THL)

I thought it had been pretty well conclusively proven that dietary cholesterol has little to no effect on serum cholesterol?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 29, 2024 11:40 AM (tkR6S)

139 44 Bring back actual food stamps.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 29, 2024 11:14 AM (gMWM2)

Or actual food boxes - either should be what is given, not free money.

Posted by: Nova Local at February 29, 2024 11:40 AM (exHjb)

140 Large republics though breakdown either via conquest of diverse populations, losing wars, and/or increasing wealth divergence among the populace.

It's not exclusive to Republics, but another huge factor is the overproduction of highly educated wannabe "elites". When they find out they aren't, and never will be, in the elite ranks, they get bitter. The education is all too often something useless, like journalism, "studies", and English lit.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 29, 2024 11:41 AM (CsUN+)

141 137 Also mentioned by Morons yesterday, like the Letitia beef case:

New York Post @nypost 20h
Panera Bread exempt from California’s $20 minimum wage law after owner donated to Gov. Newsom: report trib.al/tACvPO6
Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 29, 2024 11:33 AM (2yu8s)

Ahhh - the selling of indulgences.

(See also - "carbon credits")
Posted by: Doof at February 29, 2024 11:40 AM (JunzL)

=======

"I'm so happy that Democrats are the party of the little guy."
-DU, 100% probability

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:41 AM (GBKbO)

142 Also mentioned by Morons yesterday, like the Letitia beef case:

New York Post @nypost 20h
Panera Bread exempt from California’s $20 minimum wage law after owner donated to Gov. Newsom: report trib.al/tACvPO6
Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 29, 2024 11:33 AM (2yu8s)

Ahhh - the selling of indulgences.

(See also - "carbon credits")
Posted by: Doof at February 29, 2024 11:40 AM


Nice business you got there. Shame if something wuz to happen to it.

- Blue State AGs

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 29, 2024 11:41 AM (Wnv9h)

143 As I was telling someone on another board, while you can loss lead produce and still get a nice selection for a family if you shop multiple stores/week, you can't do this for protein. So, it's trade down or trade off to cereal...or eat a lot of proteins like beans, tofu, and nuts...like a vegan...
Posted by: Nova Local at February 29, 2024 11:40 AM (exHjb)
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This guy gets it!

Posted by: Vegan Consortium at February 29, 2024 11:41 AM (7fElN)

144 Gen X is the most conservative generation....
Posted by: Formerly Virginian

Both the Boomer and Millennials grew up in times of plenty. Gen X grew up during the disrupted economy of the 70's and the disgrace of Vietnam surrender and Iran's embassy hostage taking.
Posted by: whig at February 29, 2024 11:39 AM (hKOIV)

I'm at the leading edge of Gen X. While I remember those, what really left its stamp on my mind was the presidency of Ronaldus Maximus.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 29, 2024 11:42 AM (T+Iwg)

145 64 Letitia going after Big Beef cow farts, right from the cow's asshole website:
http://tinyurl.com/bdzjne3e

BTW, enjoy the NYSAG search results here:
http://tinyurl.com/2frumwe8

...and try to wrap your head around it.
Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 29, 2024 11:20 AM (2yu8s)
________

Three quick points:

1. She's nuts and insane.

2. The beef company is nuts and insane for making those clearly idiotic -- and most likely false -- woke claims about how saintly and pure its products and manufacturing is. How did that get past the lawyers??

3. She expects the Trump case to fall apart and needs something new and shiny to distract idiot leftists.

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 29, 2024 11:42 AM (iFTx/)

146 Establishment GOP is largely the bidness class and they hate anything that might cost them a dollar from outside investors, etc.

I disagree. I've met plenty of Establishment Republicans in the upper middle and middle class. They don't own businesses. However, they all have a common denominator - a refusal to look at today through anything other than a 1980s lens. They refuse to see that businesses are predatory and engines of social change - but rather they insist on describing businesses in the pure free market line of thought we were taught in high school econ.

I could give numerous other examples - but you get the point. And yes, the vast majority of these Establishment Republicans are Boomers.

Posted by: The Pimp Hand of Reality at February 29, 2024 11:42 AM (HB1XT)

147 The other advantage is I can be done doing dishes in 10 or 12 minutes as opposed to 90 for the machine.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at February 29, 2024 11:42 AM (MeG8a)

148 "I'm so happy that Democrats are the party of the little guy."
-DU, 100% probability
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:41 AM (GBKbO)


They help "the workin' man"!

(Rush reference not intended - that's just a bonus)

Posted by: Doof at February 29, 2024 11:43 AM (JunzL)

149 134
‘ the disgrace of Vietnam surrender and Iran's embassy hostage taking.’
And like the breaking through the black clouds, Ronald Reagan.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at February 29, 2024 11:43 AM (jbnUc)

150 44 Bring back actual food stamps.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 29, 2024 11:14 AM (gMWM2)

Or actual food boxes - either should be what is given, not free money.
Posted by: Nova Local at February 29, 2024 11:40 AM (exHjb)
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Yep. I help out at local food pantry once in a while. The donors are very generous, but you get what you get. If you don't like it, that's too bad.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 29, 2024 11:43 AM (7fElN)

151 As long as there is bread on the shelf, power is retained. That's the north star. Everything else can be stolen.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 29, 2024 11:37 AM (HnUIn)

I remember reading that during the Russian Civil War, if your village supported the Reds, you got bread and food. If you supported the Whites or tried to avoid things altogether, your village got nothing. Then when the Reds won, if you had the right papers as a civilian, you got bread, If you did not, you got nothing and Heaven help you if you were caught smuggling food.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 29, 2024 11:43 AM (2ijlT)

152 Ah, yes.

I remember it well.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

The problem with Federalism is that Madison did not envisage political parties extending across the US like criminal crime bosses. At first, parties were predominately based on intra state political fights but as the economic stakes got bigger, the parties became national combines and state parties deteriorated into servicing organizations for teh national parties.

Now with the flood of dark money including foreign cash laundered through various means, the national is upending and subverting state parties to do the national bidding of corporate and oligarch patrons.

Posted by: whig at February 29, 2024 11:43 AM (hKOIV)

153 Democrats and Republicans won't cross over much, because both brands are toxic. They'll stick with the poison they know. Republicans are on the way out, for good, for the usual age reasons. They won't have the GOP to kick around much longer, so the restive peasants will turn on them next.

I think it'll come down to Democrats vs. Various & Sundry Movements pretty soon.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 29, 2024 11:44 AM (0FoWg)

154 138 I thought it had been pretty well conclusively proven that dietary cholesterol has little to no effect on serum cholesterol?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 29, 2024 11:40 AM (tkR6S)


After that was found later I went back to eating my eggs.

Posted by: vic at February 29, 2024 11:44 AM (A5THL)

155 I'm just wondering if liquor is somehow shielded from inflation to some degree.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:36 AM (GBKbO)

No. That is impossible.

Distillers buy grain and barrels on today's market. Even if they have contracts for current production, the next contract will reflect higher prices, which rolls to the next step, and the next step.

Futures contracts are used in many industries, in particular the airline industry, but you don't see them dampening prices...you see them protecting current profits.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 29, 2024 11:44 AM (gSZYf)

156 Does anybody know the drawbacks to merely creating a profile on the latter sites in order to get an ID? They're going to ask for all sorts of info, right, and they're Russian companies?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 29, 2024 11:38 AM (J2vNu)


Yandex was recently split into a Russian company and a non Russian company due to disputes between the owner and Putiin. Don't know about VK

Posted by: Kindltot at February 29, 2024 11:45 AM (D7oie)

157 > A new study by the Buckeye Institute warns that food will become even more unaffordable


sounds grim

Posted by: Don Black at February 29, 2024 11:45 AM (geLO8)

158 Both the Boomer and Millennials grew up in times of plenty. Gen X grew up during the disrupted economy of the 70's and the disgrace of Vietnam surrender and Iran's embassy hostage taking.
Posted by: whig at February 29, 2024 11:39 AM (hKOIV)

Gen Z got screwed up because of covid and no school... Left to fend for themselves with Tik Tok

Posted by: It's me donna at February 29, 2024 11:45 AM (Akjoo)

159 108 The raw materials were purchased and used years before a bottle gets to the shelf.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:27 AM (GBKbO)

Pricing has to reflect current (or expected) replacement cost of the inputs, otherwise you will go out of business very quickly.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 29, 2024 11:33 AM (gSZYf)

VA ABC is Govt run...and we've an an R Gov since 2021.

Posted by: Nova Local at February 29, 2024 11:45 AM (exHjb)

160 At first, parties were predominately based on intra state political fights but as the economic stakes got bigger, the parties became national combines and state parties deteriorated into servicing organizations for teh national parties.

I believe we have the political equivalent of a trust - two entities refusing to compete, but instead setting prices across the board politically speaking.

Posted by: The Pimp Hand of Reality at February 29, 2024 11:45 AM (HB1XT)

161 I thought it had been pretty well conclusively proven that dietary cholesterol has little to no effect on serum cholesterol?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 29, 2024 11:40 AM (tkR6S)

Endogenous cholesterol = 75%
Exogenous cholesterol = 25%

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 29, 2024 11:45 AM (gSZYf)

162 155 Futures contracts are used in many industries, in particular the airline industry, but you don't see them dampening prices...you see them protecting current profits.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 29, 2024 11:44 AM (gSZYf)

======

I'm willing to say that I probably just didn't think it through and was going down the wrong path towards wrongness.

Mea culpa. Mea culpa. Mea minima culpa.

Just a bit culpa.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:46 AM (GBKbO)

163 Old & Busted: Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.

New Hotness: Freedom is never more than one stolen presidential election away from extinction.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at February 29, 2024 11:46 AM (17s+e)

164 152 The problem with Federalism is that Madison did not envisage political parties extending across the US like criminal crime bosses. At first, parties were predominately based on intra state political fights but as the economic stakes got bigger, the parties became national combines and state parties deteriorated into servicing organizations for teh national parties.

Now with the flood of dark money including foreign cash laundered through various means, the national is upending and subverting state parties to do the national bidding of corporate and oligarch patrons.

Posted by: whig at February 29, 2024 11:43 AM (hKOIV)

As I recall the movers and shakers of the time hated political parties.

Posted by: vic at February 29, 2024 11:46 AM (A5THL)

165 The other advantage is I can be done doing dishes in 10 or 12 minutes as opposed to 90 for the machine.
Posted by: gourmand du jour at February 29, 2024


***
I run mine once a week . . . but I tend to use the same group of dishes quite a bit. Washing them by hand and putting them into the machine to dry, like a "staging area," is what I do most of the time. Maybe I need to cut out the weekly run and see how my bill looks.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 29, 2024 11:47 AM (J2vNu)

166 I'm at the leading edge of Gen X. While I remember those, what really left its stamp on my mind was the presidency of Ronaldus Maximus.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher
======
Good times versus bad times, optimism of teh 80's and 90's versus the pessimism of the late 60's and 70's.

Posted by: whig at February 29, 2024 11:47 AM (hKOIV)

167 I thought it had been pretty well conclusively proven that dietary cholesterol has little to no effect on serum cholesterol?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 29, 2024 11:40 AM (tkR6S)


"science paradigms advance by one funeral at a time"

MDs tend to be conservative about what they learned 20 years ago in medical school

Posted by: Kindltot at February 29, 2024 11:47 AM (D7oie)

168 Also, I believe Jackson hated political parties.

Posted by: vic at February 29, 2024 11:48 AM (A5THL)

169 Yesterday I was at the grocery store checking out at self checkout. I overheard two employees talking about the piece of something. I’m not sure what it was but one said the price doubled. The other one said fucking greedy corporations man. And the 2nd agreed.

This line of thinking is popular among the masses.

Posted by: Montec at February 29, 2024 11:48 AM (3VOjn)

170 Reagan was a Democrat before he decided to be a Rino. He created the California Coastal Commission taking the vote power and throwing it onto the trash. He also created the CAFE standards and gave AMNESTY to millions of illegal aliens forever making Commiefornia Blue.

Posted by: Fisht at February 29, 2024 11:48 AM (BHEHK)

171 I believe we have the political equivalent of a trust - two entities refusing to compete, but instead setting prices across the board politically speaking.
Posted by: The Pimp Hand of Reality
======
Yes you do. The two parties control the election machinery so that other parties are marginalized through the first past the post election system.

Posted by: whig at February 29, 2024 11:48 AM (hKOIV)

172 167 I thought it had been pretty well conclusively proven that dietary cholesterol has little to no effect on serum cholesterol?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 29, 2024 11:40 AM (tkR6S)

According to my Cardiologist it's hereditary

Posted by: It's me donna at February 29, 2024 11:48 AM (Akjoo)

173 I'm at the leading edge of Gen X. While I remember those, what really left its stamp on my mind was the presidency of Ronaldus Maximus.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 29, 2024 11:42 AM (T+Iwg)

Yep, I’m Gen X and my formative years politically speaking were the disastrous years of the Carter term followed by Reagan. I remember my Dad being truly annoyed when Carter gave away the Panama Canal and really remember the feel-goodz of the Reagan inauguration with the hostages being released from Iran. My first presidential vote was cast for Ronnie in 1984… it’s morning in America again

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at February 29, 2024 11:48 AM (Dd+/6)

174 As I recall the movers and shakers of the time hated political parties.

Posted by: vic at February 29, 2024 11:46 AM (A5THL)


That's what was proposed in the Federalist Papers at least. The States all jealously guarding their own power. The political version of capitalism.

They couldn't imagine what we have today - elected leaders ditching their own State's best interests for the good of the national party. Yet here we are, both Dems and Repubs.

Posted by: The Pimp Hand of Reality at February 29, 2024 11:49 AM (HB1XT)

175 The other advantage is I can be done doing dishes in 10 or 12 minutes as opposed to 90 for the machine.
Posted by: gourmand du jour at February 29, 2024 11:42 AM (MeG8a)

Dishwashers make a fair amount of noise, too. In an area of the house where people tend to congregate.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 29, 2024 11:49 AM (tkR6S)

176 150 44 Bring back actual food stamps.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 29, 2024 11:14 AM (gMWM2)

Or actual food boxes - either should be what is given, not free money.
Posted by: Nova Local at February 29, 2024 11:40 AM (exHjb)
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Yep. I help out at local food pantry once in a while. The donors are very generous, but you get what you get. If you don't like it, that's too bad.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 29, 2024 11:43 AM (7fElN)

You won't starve and you'd be provided ingredients for a healthy diet equivalent to a working poor's salary (vs coke and coke which most current food stamp folks get) - which is the point of food stamps.

Posted by: Nova Local at February 29, 2024 11:49 AM (exHjb)

177 Just a bit culpa.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:46 AM (GBKbO)

Think about a gas station during rising gasoline prices. Their pricing has to reflect the anticipated cost of replacing the gas they are selling today.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 29, 2024 11:49 AM (gSZYf)

178 Found this little gem just now….

Panera to be exempt from CA $20 minimum wage law through a carve out in the law…

Panera Bread is poised to get a boost from a bizarre clause in the fast-food minimum wage law that exempts "chains that bake bread and sell it as a standalone item,"

Every chain should immediately bake and sell some kind of bread, I don’t care if it is homemade hotdog buns for $.10 each.

Posted by: PMRich at February 29, 2024 11:49 AM (eh5ud)

179 169 Yesterday I was at the grocery store checking out at self checkout. I overheard two employees talking about the piece of something. I’m not sure what it was but one said the price doubled. The other one said fucking greedy corporations man. And the 2nd agreed.

This line of thinking is popular among the masses.
Posted by: Montec
---------
Low level employees are often the harshest critics of their own company--to rise--you have to buy in to some degree if only to keep your silence about such matters.

Posted by: whig at February 29, 2024 11:50 AM (hKOIV)

180 168 Also, I believe Jackson hated political parties
He hated other people’s parties. He loved the democrat party just fine.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at February 29, 2024 11:50 AM (jbnUc)

181 Federal Court blocks Texas from state immigration enforcement.

Posted by: old chick at February 29, 2024 11:50 AM (sOete)

182 NBC News @NBCNews 4h
Democratic Gov. Shapiro of Pennsylvania will announce a new election security task force Thursday that will put in place measures that officials hope will keep the 2024 vote in the battleground state free from interference and misinformation. Firemen setting fires gets a new take:

Scott Adams @ScottAdamsSays 3h
Bank robbers guard banks.

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 29, 2024 11:50 AM (2yu8s)

183 Panera Bread is poised to get a boost from a bizarre clause in the fast-food minimum wage law that exempts "chains that bake bread and sell it as a standalone item,"

Every chain should immediately bake and sell some kind of bread, I don’t care if it is homemade hotdog buns for $.10 each.
Posted by: PMRich at February 29, 2024 11:49 AM (eh5ud)

So if McDonalds puts just a plain bun on their menu, they're exempt.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 29, 2024 11:50 AM (VoAdT)

184 155 I'm just wondering if liquor is somehow shielded from inflation to some degree.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:36 AM (GBKbO)

No. That is impossible.

Distillers buy grain and barrels on today's market. Even if they have contracts for current production, the next contract will reflect higher prices, which rolls to the next step, and the next step.

Futures contracts are used in many industries, in particular the airline industry, but you don't see them dampening prices...you see them protecting current profits.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 29, 2024 11:44 AM (gSZYf)
____________

I don't disagree in theory. But compared to pre-Covid, I'm not paying nearly as much more for booze as I am for most other things.

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 29, 2024 11:51 AM (iFTx/)

185 Yep. I help out at local food pantry once in a while. The donors are very generous, but you get what you get. If you don't like it, that's too bad.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 29, 2024 11:43 AM (7fElN)

I still donate to food banks, but I donate more to free Church dinners for parishioners...more folks there are working poor families and low income seniors coming for fellowship and stations who never get a dime. They need healthy and fresh (and tasty) food much more than the person already getting EBT, and free school breakfast/lunch, and take home backbacks, etc...

Posted by: Nova Local at February 29, 2024 11:51 AM (exHjb)

186 It'll get worse no matter who's prez. It took a giant Team Effort to f*ck things up this bad. No single leader is going to fix it.
Posted by: gp Abides at February 29, 2024 11:04 AM (MvF+J)


More to the point, the entire bureaucracy is inline behind it. As with 2017-2020 they'll just ignore any President they disagree with.

We must fundamentally crush fedgov's ability to control anything. It took decades to get to where we are, it will take decades to fix. Even if we just let it all burn down.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at February 29, 2024 11:51 AM (zhLdt)

187 As I recall the movers and shakers of the time hated political parties.
Posted by: vic
=====
Yes they did and then promptly created the first party system.

Posted by: whig at February 29, 2024 11:51 AM (hKOIV)

188 Because of inflation, this chilly brunette can no longer afford to keep her house at a comfortable temperature:
http://tiny.cc/jjb4xz

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 29, 2024 11:52 AM (HnUIn)

189 183 Panera Bread is poised to get a boost from a bizarre clause in the fast-food minimum wage law that exempts "chains that bake bread and sell it as a standalone item,"

Every chain should immediately bake and sell some kind of bread, I don’t care if it is homemade hotdog buns for $.10 each.
Posted by: PMRich at February 29, 2024 11:49 AM (eh5ud)

So if McDonalds puts just a plain bun on their menu, they're exempt.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 29, 2024 11:50 AM (VoAdT)

"Yes, we're making $20 an hour flipping burgers!"

"Hey guys, check out our new menu item, the McBun."

"Nooooooo!"

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 29, 2024 11:52 AM (KbCG3)

190 More to the point, the entire bureaucracy is inline behind it. As with 2017-2020 they'll just ignore any President they disagree with.

We must fundamentally crush fedgov's ability to control anything. It took decades to get to where we are, it will take decades to fix. Even if we just let it all burn down.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic

Two solutions--devolve the money and power to the states and send the mass of the bureaucrats out of DC into the hinterlands of flyaway 'Murica.

Posted by: whig at February 29, 2024 11:53 AM (hKOIV)

191 Poor people spend all their money. This is not a negative judgement, but simply a statement of fact. If you have little, it takes all of it just to live.

If you have little but then get even less - and inflation *is* getting less in real terms - then it gets that much harder to live.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 29, 2024 11:05 AM (HnUIn)


And Uncle Sugar, like the pusher-man, will give you what you need to get by. You just have to give up everything to get it.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at February 29, 2024 11:53 AM (zhLdt)

192 Food prices have gone up about 25% in the last 3 years. The avg household used to spend 10% of its budget on food, now they must spend a whopping 12.5%, Meh
Furring the last 3 years wages have gone up over 7%.
The main reasons for food costs to have gone up are because of energy prices and record high corporate profits
Energy?? The USA is now pumping more oil than at any time in the past despite Biden's "War on Energy"


Corporate profits for companies are at record highs. This has allowed further accumulation of capital, which is the goal of capitalists. Over 40 million Americans are collecting EBT, more than 1/2 are social parasites who have never worked a day in their lives (children)
Red states pay the least because they think that full bellies make people lazy

Posted by: Paul banned at February 29, 2024 11:54 AM (Qqw4f)

193 So if McDonalds puts just a plain bun on their menu, they're exempt.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 29, 2024 11:50 AM (VoAdT)
++++
I don't they bake it at the McDonald's, which they do at Panera.

But this seems like an easy dodge. Bake one batch of buns a day and sell them. When they sell out, they sell out. If they don't sell at all, they get thrown away.

Either way, the store is now a bakery.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 29, 2024 11:54 AM (HnUIn)

194 I don't disagree in theory. But compared to pre-Covid, I'm not paying nearly as much more for booze as I am for most other things.

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 29, 2024 11:51 AM (iFTx/)

Booze is also tremendously elastic. There are dozens of alternatives to your favorite bourbon or hard seltzer or whatever. Pricing probably reflects that, especially at the low end. It's also an industry that is protected from black swan events like bird flu or cold winters that kill lots of cattle.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 29, 2024 11:54 AM (gSZYf)

195 186 It'll get worse no matter who's prez. It took a giant Team Effort to f*ck things up this bad. No single leader is going to fix it.
Posted by: gp Abides at February 29, 2024 11:04 AM (MvF+J)

More to the point, the entire bureaucracy is inline behind it. As with 2017-2020 they'll just ignore any President they disagree with.

We must fundamentally crush fedgov's ability to control anything. It took decades to get to where we are, it will take decades to fix. Even if we just let it all burn down.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at February 29, 2024 11:51 AM (zhLdt)

Biggest problem is that half of the electorate is okay with the direction of the country. If it was just a problem with government, it'd be solvable.

The only way to fix this issue is to accelerate the inevitable and hope some people learn their lesson.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 29, 2024 11:54 AM (KbCG3)

196 Food stamps (WIC)...
As of 2018 there was about 7M recipients. I'd guess it's over 10M now.

Income Eligibility Guidelines
(effective 07/01/2023 - 06/30/2024)
Annually Monthly Weekly
Family of 1 $26,973 $2,248 $519
Family of 2 $36,482 3,041 702
Family of 3 $45,991 3,833 885
Family of 4 $55,500 4,625 1,068
Family of 5 $65,009 5,418 1,251

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 29, 2024 11:54 AM (Q4IgG)

197 172 According to my Cardiologist it's hereditary

Posted by: It's me donna at February 29, 2024 11:48 AM (Akjoo)


It truly is. After my heart attack I read several book and hereditary is the cause ad effect of heart attacks. And all of the male members of my family have had heart problems.

Posted by: vic at February 29, 2024 11:54 AM (A5THL)

198 193 I don't they bake it at the McDonald's, which they do at Panera.

But this seems like an easy dodge. Bake one batch of buns a day and sell them. When they sell out, they sell out. If they don't sell at all, they get thrown away.

Either way, the store is now a bakery.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 29, 2024 11:54 AM (HnUIn)

========

I doubt McDonald's regularly has an oven. I wonder if something made in the microwave would count.

Subway will be able to get around it, though. Just one menu item for plain bread.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:55 AM (GBKbO)

199 >>>So if McDonalds puts just a plain bun on their menu, they're exempt.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 29, 2024 11:50 AM (VoAdT)

=====

As long as it is baked on site.

Posted by: Turn 2 at February 29, 2024 11:55 AM (JfxgE)

200 The other one said f***ing greedy corporations man. And the 2nd agreed.

This line of thinking is popular among the masses.


Twas ever thus. People are angry because they're getting what they voted for, so somebody's screwing them.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 29, 2024 11:55 AM (CsUN+)

201 Hey Momma!
Is it true what they say that Papa never worked a day in his life
And Momma, some bad talk goin' round town sayin' that
Papa had three outside children
And another wife, and that ain't right
Heard some talk Papa doing some storefront preachin'
Talking about saving souls and all the time leechin'
Dealing in dirt, and stealing in the name of the Lord
Momma just hung her head and said...

Posted by: The Temptations at February 29, 2024 11:55 AM (2ijlT)

202 When I donate food to the poor, it's also usualy "immediate consumption" food, so it's not sellable. So, we (my kids and I) do monthly sandwich making for the poor in DC and we do annual baking for the county homeless shelter program in the winter. Again, if I'm giving to the poor, I want it food they actually are ingesting, not selling/pawning for alcohol and drugs.

Posted by: Nova Local at February 29, 2024 11:55 AM (exHjb)

203 My diaper has yummy chocolate!

Posted by: Paul banned at February 29, 2024 11:55 AM (jbnUc)

204 But this seems like an easy dodge. Bake one batch of buns a day and sell them. When they sell out, they sell out. If they don't sell at all, they get thrown away.

Either way, the store is now a bakery.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 29, 2024 11:54 AM (HnUIn)

Exactly. Get your corp lawyers to carefully read the law, and devise a means of malicious compliance.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 29, 2024 11:56 AM (tkR6S)

205 I should note that the dishwasher that died on us was not an installed dishwasher it was a rollaway. So the other advantage is that we now have more room in the kitchen.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at February 29, 2024 11:56 AM (MeG8a)

206 193 So if McDonalds puts just a plain bun on their menu, they're exempt.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 29, 2024 11:50 AM (VoAdT)
++++
I don't they bake it at the McDonald's, which they do at Panera.

But this seems like an easy dodge. Bake one batch of buns a day and sell them. When they sell out, they sell out. If they don't sell at all, they get thrown away.

Either way, the store is now a bakery.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 29, 2024 11:54 AM (HnUIn)

The law said you have to be a bakery by September 2023...I see lawsuits coming against the law...

Posted by: Nova Local at February 29, 2024 11:56 AM (exHjb)

207 188 Because of inflation, this chilly brunette can no longer afford to keep her house at a comfortable temperature:
http://tiny.cc/jjb4xz
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 29, 2024 11:52 AM (HnUIn)

Nipples.

Also, damn firm tits

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 29, 2024 11:57 AM (xcxpd)

208
Apropos...

"A recent analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) reveals that nearly 60 percent of households led by illegal immigrants use some form of welfare, while about 52 percent of households led by legal immigrants also use welfare, compared to fewer than 40 percent of native-born American households.

The study highlights that immigrant-led households use more food stamps, Medicaid benefits, and the Earned Income Tax Credit than native-born households "

Posted by: runner at February 29, 2024 11:57 AM (V13WU)

209 Biggest problem is that half of the electorate is okay with the direction of the country. If it was just a problem with government, it'd be solvable.

The only way to fix this issue is to accelerate the inevitable and hope some people learn their lesson.


*Narrator: They won't. They never do.*

Posted by: Archimedes at February 29, 2024 11:57 AM (CsUN+)

210 Subway will be able to get around it, though. Just one menu item for plain bread.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:55 AM (GBKbO)

Imagine...somebody will buy those rolls.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 29, 2024 11:57 AM (gSZYf)

211 207 Also, damn firm tits
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 29, 2024 11:57 AM (xcxpd)

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Just like...bags of sand...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:57 AM (GBKbO)

212 I doubt McDonald's regularly has an oven. I wonder if something made in the microwave would count.

Subway will be able to get around it, though. Just one menu item for plain bread.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:55 AM (GBKbO)
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They have an oven, or something that can double as one. They have grills and toasters. Either can bake bread. Perhaps not well, but they can do it. The point isn't to produce bread efficiently or well, but to produce it for the sole purpose of malicious compliance.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 29, 2024 11:57 AM (HnUIn)

213 Just remember, folks, the forbidding of eating of meat is a doctrine of devils. If you were curious who you were up against.
Posted by: Ribbed at February 29, 2024 11:09 AM (Sj5Vi)


I recall reading an article that said human's brains got big because we ate meat. As we ate more meat, over time, our brains got even bigger. There's a reason they don't want YOU to eat meat.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at February 29, 2024 11:57 AM (zhLdt)

214 60% is a BS number, since it is most likely 99.9%

Posted by: runner at February 29, 2024 11:58 AM (V13WU)

215 189 …So if McDonalds puts just a plain bun on their menu, they're exempt.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 29, 2024 11:50 AM (VoAdT)


The way I read it, they have to bake it on site. I don’t care if they get an Easy Bake Oven, just make and sell some bread item.

Posted by: PMRich at February 29, 2024 11:58 AM (eh5ud)

216 Just like...bags of sand...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:57 AM (GBKbO)

Um....not to kink shame but that wasn't what sprang to mind for me, metaphorically....

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 29, 2024 11:58 AM (xcxpd)

217 The law said you have to be a bakery by September 2023...I see lawsuits coming against the law...
Posted by: Nova Local at February 29, 2024 11:56 AM (exHjb)
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Wow.

Yeah, lawsuits will be hot and heavy.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 29, 2024 11:58 AM (HnUIn)

218 I run mine once a week . . . but I tend to use the same group of dishes quite a bit. Washing them by hand and putting them into the machine to dry, like a "staging area," is what I do most of the time. Maybe I need to cut out the weekly run and see how my bill looks.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 29, 2024 11:47 AM (J2vNu)


we wash dishes in the sink daily, and I use the water to dump in the worm bin I use for compost. The bits of food get eaten by the worms and the water drains out and I use it on my trees and on the garden in the summer.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 29, 2024 11:59 AM (D7oie)

219 I have an old Hotpoint dishwasher that makes noise- a rhythmic sloshing. It's white noise and quite tolerable.

I'd prefer a beachfront cottage and listening to gently rolling surf, but my dishwasher will do.

Posted by: Don Black at February 29, 2024 11:59 AM (geLO8)

220 Historically High Food Prices Will Only Worsen If A Democrat Wins The White House
____

Why get paid less than $20/hr working at Panera?

Posted by: Chuck Martel at February 29, 2024 11:59 AM (dUd+1)

221 I recall reading an article that said human's brains got big because we ate meat. As we ate more meat, over time, our brains got even bigger. There's a reason they don't want YOU to eat meat.

Fire was the real start of the revolution. Predigesting meat by cooking it ups the calories extracted very significantly.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 29, 2024 11:59 AM (CsUN+)

222 210 Imagine...somebody will buy those rolls.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 29, 2024 11:57 AM (gSZYf)

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I worked at Subway for a year after college. The proofing process (the bread was frozen, then proofed, then baked) just got into every piece of clothing. It infested everything.

And yet, I never got tired of eating it. After working Burger King for several years, I refused to eat BK for years afterwards. After working Subway, I was able to keep eating it.

It's not great sandwich stuff, but I've always liked it fine.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:59 AM (GBKbO)

223 217 The law said you have to be a bakery by September 2023...I see lawsuits coming against the law...
Posted by: Nova Local at February 29, 2024 11:56 AM (exHjb)
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Just stupid... It's not like anyone is gonna live in CA. on a 20 dollar an hour job

Posted by: It's me donna at February 29, 2024 11:59 AM (Akjoo)

224 https://youtu.be/7WyR4AqRweY?si=7ik_QDKf8smrlqz9

"Boundin'"
Posted by: Kindltot

I love that! Thank you!

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 29, 2024 12:00 PM (mca1W)

225 216 Just like...bags of sand...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:57 AM (GBKbO)

Um....not to kink shame but that wasn't what sprang to mind for me, metaphorically....
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 29, 2024 11:58 AM (xcxpd)

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I promise, I'm not a 40 year old virgin.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 12:00 PM (GBKbO)

226 >The law said you have to be a bakery by September 2023


This event occurs in the past

Posted by: Don Black at February 29, 2024 12:00 PM (geLO8)

227 216 Just like...bags of sand...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:57 AM (GBKbO)

Um....not to kink shame but that wasn't what sprang to mind for me, metaphorically....
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 29, 2024 11:58 AM (xcxpd)

He doesn't get it.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 29, 2024 12:00 PM (KbCG3)

228 Posting fail at 220. Meant to respond to Panera being exempt from Commiefornia's min wage law.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at February 29, 2024 12:00 PM (dUd+1)

229 Tell me you don't have a job without telling me you don't have a job.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 29, 2024 11:12 AM (gMWM2)


Or they work for the government. It sure hasn't experienced a recession.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at February 29, 2024 12:00 PM (zhLdt)

230 I worked at Subway for a year after college. The proofing process (the bread was frozen, then proofed, then baked) just got into every piece of clothing. It infested everything.

And yet, I never got tired of eating it. After working Burger King for several years, I refused to eat BK for years afterwards. After working Subway, I was able to keep eating it.

It's not great sandwich stuff, but I've always liked it fine.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:59 AM (GBKbO)

Similarly, I worked at Wendys in the college years. I still love Wendy's food. Its pretty good for fast food. But I do avoid the salad. *shudder*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 29, 2024 12:00 PM (xcxpd)

231 216 Just like...bags of sand...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:57 AM (GBKbO)

Um....not to kink shame but that wasn't what sprang to mind for me, metaphorically....
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 29, 2024 11:58 AM (xcxpd)

I THINK he's channeling Andy Stitzer, although I'm not completely sure.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 29, 2024 12:00 PM (T+Iwg)

232 The way I read it, they have to bake it on site. I don’t care if they get an Easy Bake Oven, just make and sell some bread item.
Posted by: PMRich at February 29, 2024 11:58 AM

They should do it. Sell like 1 loaf per day. LOL.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 29, 2024 12:01 PM (MGqzM)

233 Inevitable.

Texas RINO John Cornyn Declares His Candidacy to Succeed Mitch McConnell as GOP Senate Leader

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 29, 2024 12:01 PM (eYF7X)

234 I worked at Subway for a year after college. The proofing process (the bread was frozen, then proofed, then baked) just got into every piece of clothing. It infested everything.

And yet, I never got tired of eating it. After working Burger King for several years, I refused to eat BK for years afterwards. After working Subway, I was able to keep eating it.

It's not great sandwich stuff, but I've always liked it fine.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:59 AM (GBKbO)

Every Subway smells exactly the same and like no other restaurant.

And it's not an enjoyable smell, yet it doesn't turn you away at the door.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 29, 2024 12:01 PM (KbCG3)

235 I'd like to go to a Newsom speech with a couple hundred like-minded folk and we all throw loaves of bread at him.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 29, 2024 12:01 PM (W/lyH)

236 230 Similarly, I worked at Wendys in the college years. I still love Wendy's food. Its pretty good for fast food. But I do avoid the salad. *shudder*
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 29, 2024 12:00 PM (xcxpd)

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I always liked their chili as a kid.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 12:01 PM (GBKbO)

237 188 Because of inflation, this chilly brunette can no longer afford to keep her house at a comfortable temperature:
http://tiny.cc/jjb4xz
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 29, 2024 11:52 AM (HnUIn)

Roxanne, you don't have to turn on the head lights.

Posted by: Roy at February 29, 2024 12:01 PM (z+ik4)

238 I promise, I'm not a 40 year old virgin.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 12:00 PM (GBKbO)

The whole 'wife and children' is looking pretty sus right about now. No wonder you fled Charleston when I came to visit.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 29, 2024 12:02 PM (xcxpd)

239 10.5 million illegals is the official estimate, unofficial ? proally twice that. All on the dole. And you are paying for it. I do not care if there is aid to those who were born here/legally here. But illegals ? we might as well remit the billions to Mex, and the rest of the world and keep them there , no ? Of course that is happening already....

Posted by: runner at February 29, 2024 12:02 PM (V13WU)

240 It's not great sandwich stuff, but I've always liked it fine.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:59 AM (GBKbO)

I think the mark of a great sandwich is great bread.

There are Italian delis around here that use incredible bread for their sandwiches. Stuff you would be happy to eat plain with some butter.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 29, 2024 12:02 PM (gSZYf)

241 215 Ohio had a very confusing set of liquor licenses, maybe a dozen different types just for bar rooms. One thing you needed to move up as to closing time or types of alcohol served was the ability to provide a hot meal. Used to see a lot of soup warmers on back bars, with a little rack of individual serving Campbell's. Most cans dusty and rusty, but here you go, the bar can serve a hot meal.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at February 29, 2024 12:02 PM (0EOe9)

242 234 Every Subway smells exactly the same and like no other restaurant.

And it's not an enjoyable smell, yet it doesn't turn you away at the door.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 29, 2024 12:01 PM (KbCG3)

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Everyone I worked with at Subway had the same smell in their car.

It got into EVERYTHING and followed you everywhere.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 12:02 PM (GBKbO)

243 "This is the lowest since March of 2021! This is really good news. 2.8% is excluding food and energy, which went down, when those are included it's 2.4%. DOW futures are up with this news."



Government transfer payments increased by $92B in January.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 29, 2024 12:02 PM (NGmQC)

244 Hunter Biden did not deny he shook down a foreign business client with his demand for a $5.1 million payment as his father Joe Biden was seated next to him; instead, he insisted that he wa[i/]


so this gives him a et out of jail free card?

Posted by: vic at February 29, 2024 12:02 PM (A5THL)

245 He...gave AMNESTY to millions of illegal aliens forever making Commiefornia Blue.
Posted by: Fisht

As I recall, he signed a law making illegals citizens, as a one-time solution in exchange for a border barrier and no future amnesty. Congress then backstabbed the nation and never funded the border barrier/security piece, and we've never stopped the discussion of another amnesty. Reagan trusted Dems (and the GOPe) to keep their word, or at least their end of a deal. Dumb mistake, but a lesson we should never forget.

Posted by: Moron Analyst at February 29, 2024 12:02 PM (JCZqz)

246 How inflation would affect booze prices, especially something like whiskey, seems like an interesting question to me.

It would be significantly delayed, right? The raw materials were purchased and used years before a bottle gets to the shelf. The only costs that could quickly affect them are things like transport, labor, and any kind of rent costs (assuming long-term industrial rents, if the lands and buildings aren't outright owned, see major fluctuation). Granted, those three aren't small.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:27 AM (GBKbO)

Businesses most often use "replacement cost" in figuring the cost for inputs.

Otherwise, you're going to be losing money pretty fast on long-held products like these.

So the price of raw materials should also start showing up in whiskey.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 29, 2024 12:02 PM (N1tpc)

247 anyway, as for bakeries...there is something magical about warm bread and butter. I will eat the hell out of that, no matter what restaurant I'm in.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 29, 2024 12:02 PM (xcxpd)

248 I worked at Subway for a year after college. The proofing process (the bread was frozen, then proofed, then baked) just got into every piece of clothing. It infested everything.

And yet, I never got tired of eating it. After working Burger King for several years, I refused to eat BK for years afterwards. After working Subway, I was able to keep eating it.

It's not great sandwich stuff, but I've always liked it fine.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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Heh, my wife worked at both places as a yute.

Posted by: whig at February 29, 2024 12:03 PM (hKOIV)

249 O/T: [The Blaze headline:] "Woke authoritarian agenda": Trudeau Liberals propose LIFE SENTENCES for online "hate speech" in "Online Harms Act."

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre suggested Trudeau is simply trying to ban "the speech he hates."


https://is.gd/FLoVqY

Posted by: ShainS -- Laken Riley (Business is business, and it's a murder most foul) at February 29, 2024 12:03 PM (/ozox)

250 238 The whole 'wife and children' is looking pretty sus right about now. No wonder you fled Charleston when I came to visit.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 29, 2024 12:02 PM (xcxpd)

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Mark is coming. What else can I do?

Well, gotta move house.

I am the American version of David Mitchell.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 12:03 PM (GBKbO)

251 Texas RINO John Cornyn Declares His Candidacy to Succeed Mitch McConnell as GOP Senate Leader
Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 29, 2024 12:01 PM

I am going to change the oil on my truck this weekend. I am going to drain the oil out of the truck. Then I'll replace it with even older used oil.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 29, 2024 12:03 PM (MGqzM)

252 234 Every Subway smells exactly the same and like no other restaurant.

And it's not an enjoyable smell, yet it doesn't turn you away at the door.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 29, 2024 12:01 PM (KbCG3)

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In the city, the Subways smell like piss.

Posted by: Roy at February 29, 2024 12:03 PM (z+ik4)

253 testtest

Posted by: vic at February 29, 2024 12:03 PM (A5THL)

254 I don't they bake it at the McDonald's, which they do at Panera.

But this seems like an easy dodge. Bake one batch of buns a day and sell them. When they sell out, they sell out. If they don't sell at all, they get thrown away.

Either way, the store is now a bakery.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 29, 2024 11:54 AM (HnUIn)


the piping hot McNan with a choice of dipping sauces
You would need a mixer and an oven and it would take up about the same amount of area as a fry-daddy.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 29, 2024 12:03 PM (D7oie)

255 10.5 million illegals is the official estimate, unofficial ? proally twice that. All on the dole. And you are paying for it. I do not care if there is aid to those who were born here/legally here. But illegals ? we might as well remit the billions to Mex, and the rest of the world and keep them there , no ? Of course that is happening already....
Posted by: runner


The number of illegals is over 50 million. It hasn't been anywhere near ten million in 50 years.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 29, 2024 12:04 PM (NGmQC)

256 182 NBC News @NBCNews 4h
Democratic Gov. Shapiro of Pennsylvania will announce a new election security task force Thursday that will put in place measures that officials hope will keep the 2024 vote in the battleground state free from interference and misinformation. Firemen setting fires gets a new take:

Scott Adams @ScottAdamsSays 3h
Bank robbers guard banks.
Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 29, 2024 11:50 AM (2yu8s)
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I see that transparency is not on the list.

Posted by: WisRich at February 29, 2024 12:04 PM (G0vdT)

257 1 of my favorite bakeries bakes only a limited amount of goods everyday. They always sell out their entire inventory. After they sell every item they close for the day. I got there at 2:00 PM one day and they were shut.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at February 29, 2024 12:04 PM (MeG8a)

258 251 Texas RINO John Cornyn Declares His Candidacy to Succeed Mitch McConnell as GOP Senate Leader
Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 29, 2024 12:01 PM

I am going to change the oil on my truck this weekend. I am going to drain the oil out of the truck. Then I'll replace it with even older used oil.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 29, 2024 12:03 PM (MGqzM)


LOL good one

Posted by: vic at February 29, 2024 12:04 PM (A5THL)

259 Buy a pressure canner, canning jars and stock up on that meat on sale. If you trust the grid, I guess you could freeze it. Canned meat lasts a long time.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 29, 2024 12:04 PM (yeEu9)

260 Roxanne, you don't have to turn on the head lights.
Posted by: Roy
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Amusing.

Posted by: whig at February 29, 2024 12:04 PM (hKOIV)

261 ...without the "keep them there" part...

Posted by: runner at February 29, 2024 12:04 PM (V13WU)

262 One yellow Ho Hunter loved...

KanekoaTheGreat @KanekoaTheGreat 21h
🚨I hope congressional investigators question Hunter Biden about his message to Hallie, where he claimed China arrested CIA agents in "retaliation" for the Department of Justice imprisoning "my client the chief of intelligence of the People's Republic of China."

What could that possibly mean?

On November 18, 2017, the DOJ arrested Patrick Ho, Hunter's business partner from CEFC China Energy, for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

[... alot more at the X link]
http://tinyurl.com/yc59d2ft

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 29, 2024 12:05 PM (2yu8s)

263 Baking bread to loophole out of a stupid law is like putting a fake "boat in a moat" and calling it a riverboat casino to skirt the law.

Posted by: Roy at February 29, 2024 12:05 PM (z+ik4)

264 He...gave AMNESTY to millions of illegal aliens forever making Commiefornia Blue.

And he signed EMTALA, thus planting the seeds for the idea of entitlement to health care. And ran the deficit above $1 Trillion for the first time, removing the stigma of deficit spending. And fired back up the disastrous War on Drugs. The Gipper gets a pass from a lot of folks because he made them feel good.

Posted by: The Pimp Hand of Reality at February 29, 2024 12:05 PM (HB1XT)

265 Texas RINO John Cornyn Declares His Candidacy to Succeed Mitch McConnell as GOP Senate Leader
Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 29, 2024 12:01 PM (eYF7X)


Hooray.

Posted by: blaster at February 29, 2024 12:05 PM (ASVTS)

266 Texas RINO John Cornyn Declares His Candidacy to Succeed Mitch McConnell as GOP Senate Leader
Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 29, 2024 12:01 PM
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Well jeepers, didn't see that one coming.

Posted by: WisRich at February 29, 2024 12:05 PM (G0vdT)

267 In the city, the Subways smell like piss.
Posted by: Roy at February 29, 2024 12:03 PM (z+ik4)

We also make our own gravy!

Posted by: Bums who sleep behind Subway Restaurants at February 29, 2024 12:05 PM (2ijlT)

268 Because of inflation, this chilly brunette can no longer afford to keep her house at a comfortable temperature:
http://tiny.cc/jjb4xz
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 29, 2024 11:52 AM (HnUIn)


So...not everything is flat in Kansas.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 29, 2024 12:05 PM (W/lyH)

269 According to my Cardiologist it's hereditary

Posted by: It's me donna at February 29, 2024 11:48 AM (Akjoo)


Yeah, which means it isn't their fault when you follow their prescriptions fanatically and still die.
Oops, Oopsie.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 29, 2024 12:05 PM (D7oie)

270 Corporate profits for companies

This is the kind of phrasing only the genius can attain.

Posted by: spindrift at February 29, 2024 12:06 PM (La/vm)

271 I am the American version of David Mitchell.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 12:03 PM (GBKbO)

I can see that.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 29, 2024 12:06 PM (xcxpd)

272 250 238 The whole 'wife and children' is looking pretty sus right about now. No wonder you fled Charleston when I came to visit.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 29, 2024 12:02 PM (xcxpd)

=======

Mark is coming. What else can I do?

Well, gotta move house.

I am the American version of David Mitchell.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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Always prudent to leave town with the wife and chilluns when a gunman comes to town.

Haven't y'all watched ANY westerns?

Posted by: whig at February 29, 2024 12:06 PM (hKOIV)

273 There is no chain bakery that has good bread. Boudin used to have good sourdough. I think they changed the formula...

Posted by: runner at February 29, 2024 12:06 PM (V13WU)

274 There was a BK years ago by where I worked. I would hit the drive thru once and a while. One day I decided to go in. It was the filthiest shit hole I'd ever been in, aside from a restaurant in Juarez. It was disgusting. Never ate there again. BK always seemed to have gross restaurants. At least McD's is usually clean. Oh and cleanest places with the best FF IMHO. Culvers. Hands down.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 29, 2024 12:06 PM (MGqzM)

275 270 Corporate profits for companies

This is the kind of phrasing only the genius can attain.
Posted by: spindrift at February 29, 2024 12:06 PM (La/vm)

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But...inflation is going down, so corporations are getting less greedy in order to help elect Biden?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 12:07 PM (GBKbO)

276
"I'm so happy that Democrats are the party of the little guy."

Me too!

Posted by: Zombie Billy Barty at February 29, 2024 12:07 PM (63Dwl)

277 246 How inflation would affect booze prices, especially something like whiskey, seems like an interesting question to me.

It would be significantly delayed, right? The raw materials were purchased and used years before a bottle gets to the shelf. The only costs that could quickly affect them are things like transport, labor, and any kind of rent costs (assuming long-term industrial rents, if the lands and buildings aren't outright owned, see major fluctuation). Granted, those three aren't small.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 11:27 AM (GBKbO)

Businesses most often use "replacement cost" in figuring the cost for inputs.

Otherwise, you're going to be losing money pretty fast on long-held products like these.

So the price of raw materials should also start showing up in whiskey.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 29, 2024 12:02 PM (N1tpc)


Gas stations sell gas at the price they expect to pay for their next tanker truck-load.

Posted by: Gref at February 29, 2024 12:07 PM (5fDan)

278 Marie Anroinette: Let them eat cake!

Hairgel Newsom: Let them eat bread!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 29, 2024 12:07 PM (FVME7)

279 266 Texas RINO John Cornyn Declares His Candidacy to Succeed Mitch McConnell as GOP Senate Leader
Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 29, 2024 12:01 PM
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Well jeepers, didn't see that one coming.
Posted by: WisRich at February 29, 2024 12:05 PM (G0vdT)

I hope it wasn't assumed that the gravy train was just one car.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 29, 2024 12:07 PM (KbCG3)

280 THERE ARE LOTS OF HEREDITARY DISEASES THAT HAVE SUCCESSFUL INTERVENTIONS BUT I CAN'T EAT BEEF AND I WILL STILL DIE?

Posted by: Kindltot at February 29, 2024 12:07 PM (D7oie)

281 268 Because of inflation, this chilly brunette can no longer afford to keep her house at a comfortable temperature:
http://tiny.cc/jjb4xz
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 29, 2024 11:52 AM (HnUIn)


So...not everything is flat in Kansas.
Posted by: Diogenes
======
Joe is giving you a preview of the High Points of Kansas.

Posted by: whig at February 29, 2024 12:07 PM (hKOIV)

282 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 29, 2024 12:07 PM (vf0Uk)

283 Marie Anroinette: Let them eat cake!

Hairgel Newsom: Let them eat bread!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 29, 2024 12:07 PM (FVME7)



John Cornyn: Eat a bag of dicks!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 29, 2024 12:08 PM (vf0Uk)

284 OT: But Colorado morons, gun up. You got an 'assault weapons' ban coming. If you don't own an AR-15 or three, now is the time.

And WA is about to lose most of their small FFLs, so brace for that local morons.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 29, 2024 12:08 PM (xcxpd)

285 "63 Wanna know something else that has skyrocketed…. My electric bill. If it comes in under $350 a month I’m lucky. I’ve never before had to pay this much for electricity… not even close
Posted by: LinusVanPelt"
********
But isn't electricity now being generated by "free" wind and solar power?

Posted by: Cosda at February 29, 2024 12:08 PM (XksSp)

286 283 Marie Anroinette: Let them eat cake!

Hairgel Newsom: Let them eat bread!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 29, 2024 12:07 PM (FVME7)


John Cornyn: Eat a bag of dicks!
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 29, 2024 12:08 PM (vf0Uk)


Hahahhaa

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 29, 2024 12:08 PM (KbCG3)

287 281 268 Because of inflation, this chilly brunette can no longer afford to keep her house at a comfortable temperature:
http://tiny.cc/jjb4xz
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 29, 2024 11:52 AM (HnUIn)


So...not everything is flat in Kansas.
Posted by: Diogenes
======
Joe is giving you a preview of the High Points of Kansas.
Posted by: whig at February 29, 2024 12:07 PM (hKOIV)

"way up firm and high"

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 29, 2024 12:09 PM (xcxpd)

288 Augason farms has a Honey Wheat Bread, Roll and Scone mix that is pretty good. You do have to add yeast. It's good for 10 years in unopened cans.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 29, 2024 12:09 PM (yeEu9)

289 And ran the deficit above $1 Trillion for the first time, removing the stigma of deficit spending. And fired back up the disastrous War on Drugs. The Gipper gets a pass from a lot of folks because he made them feel good.
Posted by: The Pimp Hand of Reality at February 29, 2024 12:05 PM (HB1XT)


National debt went over a trillion, not the deficit. First trillion dollar deficit was 2009. You can blame that on Barky. People say it was Bush's budget but Barky larded on top of it.

Posted by: blaster at February 29, 2024 12:09 PM (ASVTS)

290 Utilities are strangling us, too. Natural gas heating bill just went up another $10.00 for state taxes. Home telephone bill (Verizon) also went up $10.00 in the past year. Taxes include Federal Line Cost Charge, Federal Universal Service Fund Surcharge, Federal Tax (aka the Federal Excise Tax), Local Number Portability Surcharge (aka Number Portability Surcharge or LNP), State & Local Taxes (aka Gross Receipts Tax Surcharge, Interstate Tax Surcharge or State Universal Service Fund), 911 Charge, and PA Relay Surcharge.

Internet? All out crazy charges & services - depending on clientele - but there's $ provided to local governments from franchises so get over it if within the 'losing' pool.

Half the produce looks like crap and, even refrigerated promptly, wilts & rots almost instantaneously.

Don't have fancy apps on the cellphone? Lose most ability to get timely services (including telecom hookup & repair services). Also lose out on bonus points, cash back, customer awards, transportation services, etc. from so many venues.

Clothing & shoes often imported & often made blends, rubber, vegan - all still petroleum based.

ALL parties are in. We're the losers.

Posted by: L - We're done for now. We just don't have the guts to turn off the lights on the show at February 29, 2024 12:09 PM (GshMh)

291 > Texas RINO John Cornyn Declares His Candidacy to Succeed Mitch McConnell as GOP Senate Leader
____________

He pulled his head out of McConnell's ass just long enough to spout that garbage? His head will be right back up McConnell's ass shortly.

SLINO *senate leader in name only*

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 29, 2024 12:10 PM (Q4IgG)

292 Texas RINO John Cornyn Declares His Candidacy to Succeed Mitch McConnell as GOP Senate Leader

So the UniParty isn't declaring defeat. They just feel the need for some re-branding.

Posted by: The Pimp Hand of Reality at February 29, 2024 12:10 PM (HB1XT)

293 "way up firm and high"
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards
--------
Quoted the lyric to my wife, she did not believe me that was in "Night Moves".

Posted by: whig at February 29, 2024 12:10 PM (hKOIV)

294 FYI.

Thousand Barrels per Day
U.S. Field Production of Crude Oil

https://bityl.co/OTRZ

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 29, 2024 12:10 PM (gMWM2)

295 McDonalds doesn’t bake the buns on premise so that wouldn’t work.

Posted by: Montec at February 29, 2024 12:11 PM (3VOjn)

296 291 > Texas RINO John Cornyn Declares His Candidacy to Succeed Mitch McConnell as GOP Senate Leader
____________

He pulled his head out of McConnell's ass just long enough to spout that garbage? His head will be right back up McConnell's ass shortly.

SLINO *senate leader in name only*
Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 29, 2024 12:10 PM (Q4IgG)

=======

I dunno. Announcing candidacy seems more like a stab in the back if the report of Mitch using the announcement as a stalling technique are true.

Cornyn's out for power. Mitch's strategy seems, to me, to be backfiring.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 12:11 PM (GBKbO)

297 But inflation is a monetary phenomenon, according to the Friedmanites, and nobody seems to have control of the money-printers.
Posted by: gp Abides


A Karl a day keeps optimism away.

https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?blog=Market-Ticker

Posted by: DaveA at February 29, 2024 12:11 PM (PMJuY)

298 285 "63 Wanna know something else that has skyrocketed…. My electric bill. If it comes in under $350 a month I’m lucky. I’ve never before had to pay this much for electricity… not even close
Posted by: LinusVanPelt"
********
But isn't electricity now being generated by "free" wind and solar power?

Posted by: Cosda at February 29, 2024 12:08 PM (XksSp)


You pay for wind and solar whether or not they are generating electricity. Quite a racket.

Posted by: Gref at February 29, 2024 12:11 PM (5fDan)

299 National debt went over a trillion, not the deficit.

That's what I meant - the debt. I often hear it called "the deficit" - a distinction from the "budget deficit" you describe. Reagan pushed it over a Trillion for the first time. Before Ronnie, that Trillion Dollars was something of a psychological red line.

Posted by: The Pimp Hand of Reality at February 29, 2024 12:12 PM (HB1XT)

300 McDonalds doesn’t bake the buns on premise so that wouldn’t work.
Posted by: Montec at February 29, 2024 12:11 PM

They should bake like one loaf a day and sell it. McBread.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 29, 2024 12:13 PM (MGqzM)

301 Cornyn is from Texas which means he's the most severe kind of conservative!

--The MFM and anyone who listens to them

Posted by: blaster at February 29, 2024 12:13 PM (ASVTS)

302 I decided to help the economy. And by me, I mean J. He bought a car for me BEFORE Ye Olde 2012 Land Rover’s wheels fell off, which was my criteria for a new one. He came home with a 2024 John Cooper Works convertible Mini Cooper with a pathetic little bow on the top instead of a great big one. Was the funniest thing. I love it. It isn’t practical. I can’t fit jack taco in it. But it’s so fun.

Posted by: Piper at February 29, 2024 12:13 PM (ZdaMQ)

303 Baking bread to loophole out of a stupid law is like putting a fake "boat in a moat" and calling it a riverboat casino to skirt the law.
Posted by: Roy at February 29, 2024 12:05 PM (z+ik4)

Correct. Stupid laws are stupid laws. One result is always malicious compliance.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 29, 2024 12:14 PM (tkR6S)

304 I dunno. Announcing candidacy seems more like a stab in the back if the report of Mitch using the announcement as a stalling technique are true.

Cornyn's out for power. Mitch's strategy seems, to me, to be backfiring.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison
=======
Cornyn I think is out of the current leadership so Mitch's announcement simply acted as the starting gun for the outsider. Thune is the inside candidate but will face pressure to announce himself regardless of what Mitch plans to do privately.

Then you have the dissidents outside of Mitch's dirty dozen or so bootlickers. Scott of Florida ran the last time and might presumably want another shot at the crown among others.

Posted by: whig at February 29, 2024 12:15 PM (hKOIV)

305 Buy a pressure canner, canning jars and stock up on that meat on sale. If you trust the grid, I guess you could freeze it. Canned meat lasts a long time.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 29, 2024 12:04 PM (yeEu9)


Either Ford or Carter proposed that everyone can to save on inflation, and that Summer mom was royally pissed because the stores were sold out of canning lids.

So buy your lids a year ahead, those lids are the critical point for canning

Posted by: Kindltot at February 29, 2024 12:15 PM (D7oie)

306 I can’t fit jack taco in it. But it’s so fun.
Posted by: Piper at February 29, 2024 12:13 PM (ZdaMQ)
++++
Oh, shit. She's on to me!

Posted by: The Taco Bell Masturbator at February 29, 2024 12:15 PM (HnUIn)

307 293 "way up firm and high"
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards
--------
Quoted the lyric to my wife, she did not believe me that was in "Night Moves".
Posted by: whig at February 29, 2024 12:10 PM (hKOIV)

I do love Bob Seger. Night Moves is a strangely melancholic song to me.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 29, 2024 12:15 PM (xcxpd)

308 McDonalds doesn’t bake the buns on premise so that wouldn’t work.

They'll come up with a process that involves throwing a chunk of McDough into the McToaster Oven to make McBread.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at February 29, 2024 12:15 PM (dZVON)

309 Before Ronnie, that Trillion Dollars was something of a psychological red line.
Posted by: The Pimp Hand of Reality at February 29, 2024 12:12 PM (HB1XT)


I guess we are fooked until the quadrillion red line appears.

Deficit spending to, you know, defeat the Soviet Union, seems like a not terrible idea.

What's the big concept behind current deficit spending?

Posted by: blaster at February 29, 2024 12:15 PM (ASVTS)

310 National debt went over a trillion, not the deficit.

//

No that’s backwards. Deficit is a trillion. Debt is 30 trillion or whatever the number is these days, deficit is the yearly amount, debt is the cumulative amount.

Posted by: Montec at February 29, 2024 12:16 PM (3VOjn)

311 Hush Puppies are bread. Make 'em in the deep fryer.

Posted by: fd at February 29, 2024 12:17 PM (vFG9F)

312 What's the big concept behind current deficit spending?

Keeps the political hogs at the trough fed.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at February 29, 2024 12:17 PM (dZVON)

313 What's the big concept behind current deficit spending?

-


To make the numbers look like we aren't in an economic he'll.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 29, 2024 12:18 PM (NGmQC)

314 I always used to tell the solar power nuts I worked with that oil was free too. It comes out of a hole in the ground.

Posted by: pawn at February 29, 2024 12:18 PM (QB+5g)

315 I do love Bob Seger. Night Moves is a strangely melancholic song to me.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards
======
Most songs that are reminiscing are melancholy. Seger is missing his lost youth and first sexual experiences.

Posted by: whig at February 29, 2024 12:18 PM (hKOIV)

316 Deficit spending to, you know, defeat the Soviet Union, seems like a not terrible idea.

What's the big concept behind current deficit spending?
Posted by: blaster
======
Payoffs to the elite donor class and buying votes from the poor to keep the grift flowing. The middle class is the one that is getting it from both ends--inflation stagnating income and expenditures soaring in price.

Posted by: whig at February 29, 2024 12:20 PM (hKOIV)

317 noos

Posted by: Kindltot at February 29, 2024 12:21 PM (D7oie)

318 What's the big concept behind current deficit spending?
Posted by: blaster at February 29, 2024 12:15 PM (ASVTS)
++++
It allows us to pretend that we have an indefinite forward ability to consume more than we produce while creating enormous opportunities for graft and other forms of rake-off, redirect capital to preferred vendors and associates, drive further centralization of resources and market power into a handful of extremely large enterprises, maintain a growing underclass that is dependent on us and thus won't get uppity, inflate the top-line GDP figure and subsume more of the wider economy.

It's a win for everybody except those who we ruin by stealing their production, but they don't matter.

Posted by: The Government at February 29, 2024 12:21 PM (HnUIn)

319 290 Utilities are strangling us, too.…


Look up state run website for alternative suppliers. Ex: in Ohio it’s energychoice.ohio.gov.

On our utility bills there is a bit of small font text that will let you know how low of a rate you need to find to beat the local utility. Typically have to contact the new supplier that you select to perform the switch, and that can take a little while to be reflected in your bill.

We just did that last week - went from $0.97 per KWh to $0.0569
Similar savings on gas

Posted by: PMRich at February 29, 2024 12:22 PM (eh5ud)

320 Texas RINO John Cornyn Declares His Candidac
____

Unless they also are calling for Mitch to immediately step down, they are not worthy to lead

Posted by: Chuck Martel at February 29, 2024 12:22 PM (dUd+1)

321 92 back when I had my heart attack the DR put me on a diet.

I had to minimize eggs on that diet because of the high cholesterol.

Posted by: vic at February 29, 2024 11:28 AM (A5THL)
----
Of course the whole 'cholesterol is bad for you' has been debunked at least since 2015 but doctors are slow to change lifetime habits so they don't tell you. Also the makers of statins have a vested interest in keeping doctors prescribing them.

Posted by: Ciampino - dirty trick by Big (vegetable) Oil at February 29, 2024 12:23 PM (qfLjt)

322 We just did that last week - went from $0.97 per KWh to $0.0569
Similar savings on gas
Posted by: PMRich at February 29, 2024 12:22 PM (eh5ud)


That's cool. It doesn't do me any good but here is a state-by-state site.

https://bityl.co/OTSP

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 29, 2024 12:24 PM (gMWM2)

323 Serious typo on that starting electric rate

$.097 / Kwh

Posted by: PMRich at February 29, 2024 12:26 PM (eh5ud)

324 106
No, of course not. For you people, it's all just sunshine and rainbows. For us, it's a hellish nightmare that is even worse than the semiannual time change. At least that usually results in predictable fuckups.

There's a reason I drink.

Posted by: Grizzled Sysadmin With a Thousand-Yard Stare at February 29, 2024 11:33 AM (HnUIn)
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Are you perchance related to the BOFH?

Posted by: Ciampino -Bastard Operator From Hell at February 29, 2024 12:33 PM (qfLjt)

325
Hush Puppies are bread. Make 'em in the deep fryer.
Posted by: fd at February 29, 2024 12:17 PM (vFG9F)


They could just do the apple pies...

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 29, 2024 12:34 PM (n+4am)

326 Too bad, because the idea of a new generation of Democrat voters who cross over to vote Republican is a very doable thing. Imagine a Reagan Democrat revolution in 2024.

We already had the Reagan Democrat revolution happen in November 2020. And the Deep State rigged and stole the election.

They will do the same with the 2024 election, since there were zero consequences for those who rigged and stole 2020 election and zero consequences for those who rigged and stole 2022 Arizona Governor election.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at February 29, 2024 12:53 PM (UKWFA)

327 The current iteration of the feckless Republican party is far more interested in the graft bonanza of Ukraine to worry about those pesky little potential voters...

There is no reason for the Republican party to care about "potential voters" when the elections are rigged and outcomes pre-determined. The GOP establishment has been a part of this Deep State operation for years. Which is why they do nothing to stop it.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at February 29, 2024 12:55 PM (UKWFA)

328 Bob Seger wrote "Night Moves" in 1975 at the age of 30.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 05, 2024 12:34 PM (zdLoL)

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