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The Morning Report — 5/14/24

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Good morning, kids. There's cluelessness and then there's cluelessness. Sometimes I guess it's just a way of coping; trying to process the events in front of one's own eyes while preserving one's sanity and worldview. And then there's just having one's head shoved so far up their alimentary canal they can see light from their own nostrils.

The former applies to Jonathan Turley. Here are his observations about Michael Cohen's performance in the Stormy Daniels anti-Trump show trial:

Michael Cohen apparently wants a reality show but, if his testimony Monday is any indication, reality is about to sink in for not just Cohen but the prosecutors and the court. In stoking interest in his own appearance, the former Trump counsel promised the public that they should be “prepared to be surprised.” Thus far, however, Cohen has offered nothing new and, more importantly, nothing to make the case for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. . .

. . . With the prosecution’s case almost over, Bragg needed Cohen to clearly state that Trump intentionally committed fraud to conceal some still poorly defined crime. The problem is that Cohen only confirmed that Trump knew he was going to pay for the nondisclosure agreement and that it would be buried before the election. None of that is unlawful. 

On his reality show promo, Cohen tells viewers that he is now there to fix their problems because “the little guy doesn’t usually have access to people with my particular set of skills. ”Those skills seem to have escaped all of the witnesses who were compelled to work with him. Witnesses detailed how Cohen was ridiculed as someone “prone to exaggeration” and unprofessional. . .

. . . Absent a sudden epiphany in his final testimony on Tuesday, Merchan should rule in favor of a directed verdict — that is, throwing the case out before it goes to a jury. If he instead sends this farcical case to the jury, it is Merchan, not Cohen, who may have a better claim to a reality show as the ultimate “Fix It Man.”

I will give Turley credit for that last paragraph. He is a brilliant legal scholar but sadly he, like Alan Dershowitz and others, still believe we are living in a country where, flawed as our legal system was, is still the best/fairest that the world has ever seen and justice will prevail.

The sad truth of the matter is if that were still the case, this pornographic farce of banana-republicanism would never have happened in the first place. Ditto the other show trials Trump is facing. Does Turley actually believe that a NYC jury is going to acquit Trump or that Merchan, whose fangs dripping with nitric acid have been bared against Trump from the get-go is going to throw this case out?

Meh, why should I hammer away at a decent guy like Turley? He's merely trying not to have a complete breakdown by realizing the profession and cause he devoted his entire life to is now a farce. In a mirror universe way, it's why Merchan and all the others are going all out to destroy Trump and by extension all of us. They are true believers in every sense of the word that what they are doing is absolutely justified to save "our precious democracy."

For them to actually follow the very same law in the same way that Turley has tried all his life would create an equal if not opposite crisis of conscience that Turley faces by letting the scales fall from his eyes. It'd be a fascinating Beale vs Loki situation were it not for the fact that it has such dire and direct consequences on every one of us.

In the "having one's head shoved so far up their alimentary canal they can see light from their own nostrils" category, we have another entry from the floundering ship that is The American Conservative these days:

My conundrum begins with the base concept that there is no such thing as hate speech according to the First Amendment. I believe something very different than the encampment protesters at Columbia. But I believe in defending their right to protest legally just as much. Makes for some uncomfortable times, but it’s the thought that counts.

There are no laws against “hate speech.” Some people have developed an alternate understanding of free speech, with students in particular believing “offensive” speech should not be protected, particularly when the offense is directed at groups defined by race, religion, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. But the 1A says a speaker can call people names and insult them by their religion. What many people think and say is hateful. It is in fact carefully thought out to inspire hate, to promote hate, to appeal to crude and base instincts. Indeed, that is the point. Free speech means just that, with any limited restrictions content-neutral. So there’s nothing in the law per se preventing people from holding and/or shouting anti-Semitic views.\

(BONUS: Much of what follows applies to Donald Trump’s own statements to the mob on January 6. His so-called inflammatory statements that morning are protected by much of the same law as the Gaza encampment people. It should make a college age ACLU donor proud to know her $25 contribution with Mom’s credit card helps the Gaza encampment people, Israel supporters, and Trump all at once.) . . .

. . . Universities like Columbia, which accept pubic funds, are avoiding the 1A by claiming their protesting students are trespassing or violating school Codes of Ethics that specify time, place, and manner of protests. Whether the latter would stand up in court is an open question.

There is no legal or other justification for banning speech based on who it may offend or threaten; in fact, quite the opposite. Wendell Holmes declared a “marketplace of ideas”—all ideas, not just popular ones. Free speech is messy as hell, but it is our essential defense against fascism, whether from the left or the right.

Even in the week before finals.

Bravo, Peter Van Buren, for a fairly rational, cogent, point by point argument. And bonus points for your nice "bonus" shot at Trump, despite the fact what you said about his "inciting" the J-6 crowd, and even the nature of that crowd, is complete bullshit. But seriously, given everything we know about cancel culture and our own government colluding with media to actively silence all voices of opposition and prosecute parents at school board meetings among many other things, do you really expect us to believe that you believe we have a level playing field where all opinions are welcome? Give me a fucking break. The title of the above quoted drivel, "Free Speech Still Applies at Universities" is the giveaway.

As a palate cleanser, there's no one better than Daniel Greenfield:

After weeks in which college students at campuses from Columbia to Harvard to UCLA celebrated murders and rapes, waved the flags of Islamic terrorist organizations and assaulted Jewish people, one student has finally been held accountable.

The student, a frat brother at University of Mississippi, was a counterprotester who allegedly mocked a pro-terror student as “Lizzo” and made sounds some thought resembled a monkey.

While no amount of calls for the destruction of America or assaults on Jewish students led to any outrage in the media or actual consequences (including Khymani James, a leader of the Columbia University encampment who talked to university officials about killing Jews), the incident at a decidedly non-Ivy school has actually generated outrage and consequences.

Knocking a Jewish female UCLA student unconscious didn’t do it. Barring Jewish students from being able to go to their classes didn’t do it. Assaulting staff members and faculty at universities didn’t do it. But call a fat black female activist Lizzo” and it’s an instant nationwide outrage. . .

. . . No university would tolerate a KKK rally on its premises. When racists marched at the University of Virginia, it was a national outrage, but when UVA recently cleared an encampment of Hamas supporters, the president felt the need to offer multiple apologies to the terrorist supporters. The terrorist rallies are not protected because of free speech, but because the Left backs them.

Even while defending the Hamas encampments, universities and the media have taken every opportunity to criminalize and punish opponents and counter-protesters. Whether it was assistant professor Shai Davidai being banned from the Columbia campus, Yale spending a year investigating Evan Morris, a Jewish engineering professor, for signing a letter condemning campus antisemitism, or blaming UCLA Jewish counterprotesters for fighting back against violent assaults by Hamas supporters or the Ole Miss incident, there’s a consistent pattern of harassing, penalizing and demonizing anyone who gets in the way of the Hamas supporters.

That’s not free speech either. . .

. . . Now the unfortunate former frat brother at ‘Ole Miss’ is the latest national villain because it allows the media to distort the conflict between Jewish students and Hamas supporters in the Ivies into a more familiar story about a showdown between Southern racists and black people. While the story of the frat brother was covered by every major national media outlet, the story of Eleanor Saghian, a Jewish UCLA student who was knocked unconscious, only appeared on FOX News. Milagro Jones, a formerly homeless non-Jewish UCLA student who was mistakenly assaulted by Hamas supporters, was likewise only able to tell his story to FOX News.

The perpetrators of the assaults have not been suspended or expelled from campus. If Hamas supporters violently assault students, the national media will boycott the story, but if a counterprotester insults a Hamas supporter, the media will make sure it’s front page news.

Meanwhile, we have this garbage. Not from a cave in the Tora Bora hinterlands. But from right here in the good old US of A! In Miami of all places.

Jews — who are “tyrannical” and the “brothers of apes and pigs” — should be “annihilate[d],” according to a Florida Islamic cleric, who also accused Israel’s army of being “worse than the Nazis.”

During a sermon at the North Miami Islamic Center in Florida in late April, Imam Dr. Fadi Kablawi called for Allah to support “our oppressed brothers” in Palestine, as well as for the total annihilation of Jews, whom he referred to as “apes and pigs” — a phrase that radical Islamists have historically used to describe Jews.

“Oh Allah, annihilate the tyrannical Jews… for they are no match for You,” he said. “Oh Allah, annihilate the brothers of apes and pigs… [and] cut off their seed.”

. . . “[Israel’s army] is the most immoral army… they are worse than Nazis,” he claimed, adding that he “apologized to the Nazis last week because these people have been proven to be worse than the Nazis.”

“They steal the skin of the Palestinians. It is not enough that they stole their land; now they steal their skin,” he added, claiming that organs are “missing from children [and] from adults.” 

Kablawi, who called for Allah to “show us the black days that you inflict upon the Jews” just weeks after the October 7 massacre, then suggested identifying just “who is behind organ trading” both in the United States and around the world, reviving conspiracy theories alleging that Israeli rescue and medical teams sent to Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake participated in organ trafficking.

Kablawi. No doubt named after that most stylish of Muslim sartorial perfections that goes Ka-bloo-ee in Israeli pizzerias, London tube stations, German nightclubs and US Marine barracks, right? Funny how Jews are worse than Nazis who managed to annihilate two thirds of Europe's Jews, and who Hamas has emulated since forever in trying to achieve the same not just in Israel but all over the world. Which is funny given their constant yammering that the Holocaust was a myth. Also, referring to him as a "radical Islamist" is a redundancy given the nature of Islam itself. He's a Muslim. Period.

Is this protected speech Mr. Van Buren? Well, okay. But I double dog dare you or anyone else to set up a sound truck and blast "Hava Nagila" in front of his mosque or set up a barbecue and do a pork roast during Ramadan and see what happens.

You'll be indicted by Alvin Bragg 34 times. One for each piece of your desecrated body they can find after scraping up the rest of you from the pavement.

Meh. At some point, when sharia rules from "the river to the sea" – that is from the Hudson to the Pacific – this conversation will be moot. Or impossible due to our tongues having been cut out.

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1
Good Morning

Posted by: four seasons at May 14, 2024 07:22 AM (PisyI)

2 Thank you, JJ!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2024 07:24 AM (a1415)

3 Dos

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2024 07:24 AM (ENQN6)

4 Mooornin'

Posted by: Hawkpilot at May 14, 2024 07:24 AM (2PMed)

5 Good morning, J.J.
Good morning, Horde.

Posted by: Inogame at May 14, 2024 07:26 AM (53oGX)

6 Nooded the techies. Thanks J.J. And hope you’re well.

Posted by: Rufus T. Firefly at May 14, 2024 07:26 AM (U5wpN)

7 Good morning, Horde! Despite being sick, it's a good day today.

Now to read the articles which is why I'm here.

Posted by: NR Pax at May 14, 2024 07:27 AM (lXCUP)

8 Yonder Horde

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 14, 2024 07:27 AM (Q4IgG)

9 Good morning horde!

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 07:28 AM (nR2nR)

10 Repost Counter +=1;


So apparently, gas taxes in Cali are going up by 50 cents.

Gavin Newsome will win by an even bigger landslide than his recall election, which, ironically was bigger than his general election.

Or alternatively....

So unpopular to generate a recall but also so wildly popular that he wins in a landslide.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 14, 2024 07:29 AM (XV/Pl)

11 “A well regulated Militia being necessary for the security of a free State, the right to bear Arms shall not be infringed.” - Jerry Nadler, 2024.

Houston, I think we have a problem: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." It is always the people part these bastards skip over.

Posted by: lost in space at May 14, 2024 07:30 AM (Amk6c)

12 Not first!

Posted by: The Man from Athens at May 14, 2024 07:31 AM (DKn0U)

13 Good morning JJ and horde

Posted by: Skip at May 14, 2024 07:32 AM (1fDxc)

14 Good Morning all. May you all experience joy today.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at May 14, 2024 07:33 AM (DKn0U)

15 but sadly he, like Alan Dershowitz and others, still believe we are living in a country where, flawed as our legal system was, is still the best/fairest that the world has ever seen and justice will prevail.

Which is why, as I have said before, if the Deep State allows his legal shenanigans to go away and Trump to 'win,' he will never go full-on Pinochet and Co. on the bastards. He'll be so happy that 'justice' prevailed that he will spend the next four years blathering about how America has the best, most wonderful, yugest justice system in the world.

Trump still believes in the rule of law and the Constitution. That is his Achilles heel and will be his downfall yet again.

Anyway, back to work.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing (aka Eloquent Depression) at May 14, 2024 07:34 AM (Q0kLU)

16 11 It is always the people part these bastards skip over.
Posted by: lost in space at May 14, 2024 07:30 AM (Amk6c)


If I had a time machine, I'd persuade the Founders to simply write down "The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed" and save their reasoning in ten separate locations.

Posted by: NR Pax at May 14, 2024 07:36 AM (//rwW)

17 Good morning again dear horde and happy birthday! JJ

Greenfield really nailed it this morning. Read the whole thing.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 14, 2024 07:36 AM (RIvkX)

18 Kamala sure is a classy whore. I hope she at least gets a couple of months as president so she can forever hold the title of First Female President.

Posted by: fd at May 14, 2024 07:37 AM (vFG9F)

19 Not quite up to the main point of Arkady Vaksberg's
The Prosecutor and the Prey
Vyshilinsky and the 1930s Moscow Show Trials
But do think we are seeing a repeat of the Bolsheviks campaign to destroy Trump. Saw yesterday a Grand Jury in Arizona is out to get 14 ( I think) Trump supporters and employees.
I really should make a book report for Tje Bokk Thread as no one else will ever see this book but it might be a very important foresight.

Posted by: Skip at May 14, 2024 07:37 AM (1fDxc)

20 America’s worst epidemic is an addiction to cheap and vulnerable labor. It brings together unlikely bedfellows like the farm-and-ranch lobby and open-borders progressives in the White House and beyond. Curing the addiction will require a similar pro-worker alliance across partisan and regional lines.

Or maybe realizing that we have created a modern slavery-type system that has created a Second Civil War divide. One side wants a free, economically sound citizenship and country while the other needs tens of millions of serfs that will give them power in exchange for a morsel of government graft.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2024 07:38 AM (ENQN6)

21 If Jerry Nadler weren't such a damn liar, being called out for that omission would be an embarrassment to both him and his party.

But......revising the Constitution on the fly is what they do.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2024 07:38 AM (a1415)

22 @16

>>If I had a time machine, I'd persuade the Founders to simply write down "The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed" and save their reasoning in ten separate locations.

They did, you can read notes on the convention or any contemporaneous account of what their thinking was behind all of the amendments.

Basically, the masterminds act as if all of this was handed down from aliens and they scream to the sky, WHAT DOES IT MEAN, WHAT DOES IT MEAN????

What the founding fathers intended was crystal clear.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 14, 2024 07:39 AM (XV/Pl)

23 "The researchers assert that the aim has been to reproduce the symptoms of Ebola in a laboratory so as to better understand the condition and prevent its spread."

That's like the guys caught with child porn on their computers claiming it was for research and to help them understand the mindset of the people that download it.

Posted by: NR Pax at May 14, 2024 07:39 AM (//rwW)

24 America’s worst epidemic is an addiction to cheap and vulnerable labor. It brings together unlikely bedfellows like the farm-and-ranch lobby and open-borders progressives in the White House and beyond. Curing the addiction will require a similar pro-worker alliance across partisan and regional lines.

It will also require:

1. The recognition that not everyone is suited to technical, or professional, occupations and, therefore, have no need of college.
2. The recognition that, while some people can find themselves in hard times and need a hand, permitting people to live their entire lives as children of the State is evil.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 07:39 AM (nR2nR)

25 In the early morning of May 3, two men in a box truck pulled up to the front gate of Quantico Marine Corps Base, 35 miles southwest of Washington, DC, and tried to lie their way in, claiming they were Amazon delivery men.

The 9/11 people ran many trials.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2024 07:39 AM (ENQN6)

26 What the founding fathers intended was crystal clear.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 14, 2024 07:39 AM (XV/Pl)


But they were white (Until History Majors get around to that) so they can be disregarded.

Posted by: NR Pax at May 14, 2024 07:40 AM (//rwW)

27 “If the geographical Iran suffers under your religious despotism, the cultural Iran lives in the collective mind of millions of Iranians who were forced to leave Iran due to your oppression and brutality, and no power can impose its will on it. From today, I reside in cultural Iran, a boundless land built by millions of Iranians with an ancient history and culture in every corner of the world. And they eagerly await to bury you and your regime of darkness in the depths of history. Then, like a phoenix, a new life will begin from that soil.”
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You could replace "Iran" with "America" in that passage and it would be just as relevant.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 14, 2024 07:40 AM (7fElN)

28 Had a long talk with the over-educated Asian friend of Mrs VIA's yesterday.

While a conservative, she was absolutely ignorant of the saga of Ashely Biden's diary.

As well as many other events taking place in today's world.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2024 07:41 AM (a1415)

29 But call a fat black female activist Lizzo” and it’s an instant nationwide outrage. . .

This class of outrage and the seething reparations adjacent demands are the seeds of creating an American unaccountable class that is beyond reproach.

Posted by: lost in space at May 14, 2024 07:42 AM (Amk6c)

30
g'mornin' again, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 14, 2024 07:42 AM (bEb2S)

31 >> “For them to actually follow the very same law in the same way that Turley has tried all his life would create an equal if not opposite crisis of conscience that Turley faces by letting the scales fall from his eyes“

Brilliant point, JJ!

It’s hard (downright impossible for some) to break out of a paradigm of thought. In my case, it took the huge upheaval of covid (lockdowns and mask/vax mandates) to finally open my eyes to the reality that the country’s institutions are sick/broken… followed by an openly stolen election. Nothing short of those huge earthquakes could’ve woken me out of my stupor…. There’s precisely ZERO chance Merchan directs a not guilty verdict. Theres about a 10% chance the jury acquits and a 40% chance they hang (IOW, it’s a 50-50 coin flip on Trump being found guilty)…

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 14, 2024 07:42 AM (xT8gx)

32 Kamala sure is a classy whore. I hope she at least gets a couple of months as president so she can forever hold the title of First Female President.
Posted by: fd at May 14, 2024 07:37 AM (vFG9F)
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If she gets to be POTUS for 1 single day, that will be the last straw that send HRC into an apoplectic meltdown.

It will be glorious to watch.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 14, 2024 07:43 AM (7fElN)

33 Is 'Lizzo' a recognized unit of weight measurement?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2024 07:43 AM (a1415)

34 One Lizzo = two giraffes

Posted by: fd at May 14, 2024 07:45 AM (vFG9F)

35
If she gets to be POTUS for 1 single day, that will be the last straw that send HRC into an apoplectic meltdown.

Kamala appoints Hillary as VP.
Kamala lasts through Hillary's swearing.
Then is shiv'd.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 14, 2024 07:47 AM (RKVpM)

36 "Blowin' in the Wind: Boston Startup to Create a Vaccine to Reduce Cow Emissions"

Dead cows = Zero emissions

Posted by: fd at May 14, 2024 07:48 AM (vFG9F)

37 @34

>>One Lizzo = two giraffes

Or 36 Capybara's.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 14, 2024 07:49 AM (XV/Pl)

38 "Dead cows = Zero emissions"

You ever smell a really long dead cow?


They emit.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2024 07:49 AM (a1415)

39
Nutria vs. Capybara.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2024 07:50 AM (x0n13)

40 Hiya

Posted by: JT at May 14, 2024 07:50 AM (T4tVD)

41 , this pornographic farce of banana-republicanism

Brilliant !

Posted by: JT at May 14, 2024 07:51 AM (T4tVD)

42 "Kick the fucking door down"

Let's find out what's Behind The Brown Door.

Posted by: fd at May 14, 2024 07:51 AM (vFG9F)

43 I still don’t know who Lizzo is (and don’t want to), but from comments seen here guess she’s a really fat singer… or a herd of water buffalo

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 14, 2024 07:52 AM (xT8gx)

44 While a conservative, she was absolutely ignorant of the saga of Ashely Biden's diary.

As well as many other events taking place in today's world.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2024 07:41 AM (a1415)
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I am often shocked at how under- and ill-informed many leftists are. They resist opposing points of view or sources as tainted and untrustworthy.

They usually demonstrate the arrogance of ignorance. They never reflect on results.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 14, 2024 07:52 AM (RIvkX)

45 Good morning. Having some coffee cake with my coffee. It makes sense.

Posted by: dantesed at May 14, 2024 07:53 AM (Oy/m2)

46 In the shipping industry, I believe it is 1 Long Ton equals 1.23 LEU's (Lizzo Equivalent Units).

It's used for draft calculations.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2024 07:54 AM (a1415)

47 You ever smell a really long dead cow? ...
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2024 07:49 AM (a1415)
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I did not attend Princeton.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 14, 2024 07:54 AM (RIvkX)

48 "I am often shocked at how under- and ill-informed many leftists are."

People in general. I asked my boys, who both live in Fulton County, if they were following the Fani farce. Their response: "Who?".

Posted by: fd at May 14, 2024 07:54 AM (vFG9F)

49 38. Live cows are hard enough to be around for me.

Posted by: Gryph at May 14, 2024 07:55 AM (aCVzN)

50 46 In the shipping industry, I believe it is 1 Long Ton equals 1.23 LEU's (Lizzo Equivalent Units).

It's used for draft calculations.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2024 07:54 AM (a1415)


How does this compare with the Milli-Kohn as a unit of measurement?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2024 07:55 AM (x0n13)

51 morning horde

happy not monday, i guess

time to see what fresh hell awaits,

i have coffee, on to the content

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 14, 2024 07:56 AM (nXhwP)

52 @49

>>How does this compare with the Milli-Kohn as a unit of measurement?

A Lizzo is a unit of weigh measure a Milli-Kohn is a measure of inverse synapse electrical conductivity.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 14, 2024 07:57 AM (XV/Pl)

53 51. Nothing fresh about this hell. If you're "shocked" at what's been going on lately, you haven't been paying attention.

Posted by: Gryph at May 14, 2024 07:57 AM (aCVzN)

54 "How does this compare with the Milli-Kohn as a unit of measurement?"

I believe that one is a weight measurement, and the other is a measurement of intellect.


So it's kinda like comparing apples to oranges lead to helium.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2024 07:58 AM (a1415)

55 Fat x Drunk x Stupid is no way to go through life.
-Dean Wormer

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 14, 2024 07:58 AM (RIvkX)

56 The story of Lizzo is the story of how being morbidly obese is actually healthy for you.

As well as the story of how diabetes and other health issues disproportionately impact women of color.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2024 08:00 AM (a1415)

57 Muzzies are always running around wanting to "annihilate" Jews, Christians, Red Chinamen, Dogs, Clits, Fags, Pigs, Salman Rushdie and anything else they can think of.

It's time the world woke up and flipped it on the muzzies and annihilate them.

No one would miss them.

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 14, 2024 08:01 AM (IebSC)

58 Who Had Chinese Ebola Hamsters on Their 2024 Bingo Card?

We are approaching the point where only nuclear annihilation of every major city in certain countries will save the world.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 08:02 AM (nR2nR)

59 "House Republicans Schedule Markup to Consider Resolution Recommending That AG Garland Be Found in Contempt of Congress" - Deb Heine
===

Those Republicans, they are relly fighting the good fight. Aw shucks. Golly gee. On our side and stuff.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 14, 2024 08:03 AM (RIvkX)

60 With the prosecution’s case almost over, Bragg needed Cohen to clearly state that Trump intentionally committed fraud to conceal some still poorly defined crime. The problem is that Cohen only confirmed that Trump knew he was going to pay for the nondisclosure agreement and that it would be buried before the election. None of that is unlawful.
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When a guy as openly mercenary and dishonest as Cohen is your star witness, you have a problem.

Cohen has been the star witness more than once.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 08:05 AM (d04cU)

61 Theres about a 10% chance the jury acquits and a 40% chance they hang (IOW, it’s a 50-50 coin flip on Trump being found guilty)…
Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 14, 2024 07:42 AM (xT8gx)

Oh come on, this is like the Mark Steyn/Michael Mann trial; this verdict was written months before the jury was even selected.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2024 08:06 AM (S6gqv)

62 60. Trump sure knows how to pick his friends/business associates, eh?

Posted by: Gryph at May 14, 2024 08:07 AM (aCVzN)

63 The Left Hates Us So Much That We're Now on an 'Enemies List'
______
It seems as if every PJM story - really, every Salem story - ends up turning into an Ovaltine ad.

Posted by: Eeyore at May 14, 2024 08:07 AM (1bNHn)

64 They are true believers in every sense of the word that what they are doing is absolutely justified to save "our precious democracy."

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Nah. The NPCs are true believers. They believe whatever the phones tell them to believe.

The closest thing people like Merchan have to a belief in is class. Specifically that his class, the ruling class, should remain in power, and the subject classes should continue to bend the knee on command.

Shitstains like him came up through the institutions, and on every step of that ladder, there's always another, stinkier shitstain one rung above you to remind you to protect their racket or get knocked down to the ground to wallow in the mud with the grubby proletariat.

The will to power is a very, very simple belief system. Simplest ever conceived.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2024 08:07 AM (0FoWg)

65 Those Republicans, they are relly fighting the good fight. Aw shucks. Golly gee. On our side and stuff.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 14, 2024 08:03 AM (RIvkX)

Patriot and brother in arms, please send cash money so we can fight the good fight for you!

Posted by: GOPe money pit at May 14, 2024 08:07 AM (/6GbT)

66 "Blowin' in the Wind: Boston Startup to Create a Vaccine to Reduce Cow Emissions"

Dead cows = Zero emissions
Posted by: fd

These nitwits never stop to consider that North American once overrun with millions of bison for thousands of years and somehow life did not end on planet earth. But totalitarians gonna do what totalitarians do best which is being totalitarians.

Posted by: lost in space at May 14, 2024 08:07 AM (Amk6c)

67 "this verdict was written months before the jury was even selected charges were even handed down*.


*Suggested edit.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2024 08:08 AM (a1415)

68 Meh, why should I hammer away at a decent guy like Turley? He's merely trying not to have a complete breakdown by realizing the profession and cause he devoted his entire life to is now a farce.
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Only if you're high-profile. If you're in the realm of Rube Justice - that is, defending or prosecuting normal people - you might have a chance to keep your soul. The state is still corrupt, the prosecutors will still lie and manufacture evidence, it will still be hinkey as hell, but the stakes are low. A lawyer might be able to do his job on previously-accepted terms when defending a normal, private citizen facing small-change problems. Better odds in civil court than criminal. It is imperfect and deeply corrupt, but achievement may still be possible.

If engaging in Party Law or Enemy Law, however, there is zero chance. The same rules and standards don't apply. It's a game with a fixed outcome.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 08:08 AM (d04cU)

69 It's National Buttermilk Biscuit Day.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 14, 2024 08:10 AM (NpAcC)

70 Morning all

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2024 08:10 AM (gMj+h)

71 There is no legal or other justification for banning speech based on who it may offend or threaten; in fact, quite the opposite. Wendell Holmes declared a “marketplace of ideas”—all ideas, not just popular ones. Free speech is messy as hell, but it is our essential defense against fascism, whether from the left or the right.

Even in the week before finals.

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Especially in the week before finals. High stakes are high stakes. The equivalent argument would be, "we all need to be quiet and nice during election years." No.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 08:10 AM (d04cU)

72 You ever smell a really long dead cow? ...
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2024 07:49 AM (a1415)
====

I did not attend Princeton.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

For the Win!

Posted by: lost in space at May 14, 2024 08:10 AM (Amk6c)

73 Biscuit with honey.

Posted by: dantesed at May 14, 2024 08:11 AM (Oy/m2)

74 While a conservative, she was absolutely ignorant of the saga of Ashely Biden's diary.

As well as many other events taking place in today's world.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2024 07:41 AM (a1415)


Unless you are aware of, and frequent, alternative sources of information, how would you know?

How many people still think the Ukrainians are days away from conquering Russia?

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 08:11 AM (nR2nR)

75 Live cows are hard enough to be around for me.

Posted by: Gryph at May 14, 2024 07:55 AM (aCVzN)

The discussion at the knitting/sewing circle last night reinforced my lifelong belief that you could not pay me to be a farmer's wife.

Posted by: pookysgirl's grandparents raised sheep at May 14, 2024 08:11 AM (dtlDP)

76 Things Robert Corman taught me - in "The Big Doll House" and "The Big Bird Cage", Pam Grier's first two movies, Roger taught me that in women's prisons in the Philippines, the first thing that happens in any big prison fight is that all the women rip their blouses off and fight bare-breasted. I found those films very educational at an impressionable age.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2024 08:12 AM (S6gqv)

77 It's Primary election day in Maryland!

https://tinyurl.com/24xsass5

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2024 08:12 AM (a1415)

78 It's Primary election day in Maryland!

https://tinyurl.com/24xsass5
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2024 08:12 AM (a
******
And West Virginia.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 14, 2024 08:14 AM (NpAcC)

79 "It's National Buttermilk Biscuit Day.
Posted by: redridinghood"

Red Lobsters' Cheddar Bay biscuits, which kept the company afloat way past any normal expectations, never got a day.

Posted by: Dead Buttons at May 14, 2024 08:14 AM (vFG9F)

80 The student, a frat brother at University of Mississippi, was a counterprotester who allegedly mocked a pro-terror student as “Lizzo” and made sounds some thought resembled a monkey.
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A crime worse than rape or murder, committed by a member of an unprotected class.

I'm sorry that this guy will be destroyed by this. Even if he doesn't get expelled, he'll likely be evicted from his frat and punitively graded by his professors. Financial aid will dry up. He'll likely become a pariah on campus, unwelcome at parties and without friends. Even if he squeaks by without charges or expulsion, his college life just got a lot harder both academically and psychologically, and a lot more expensive. He'll pay for it for years, if he gets through at all.

For a group that rejects shame as such, they sure do use shaming/shunning/pariah/etc. tactics all the time.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 08:14 AM (d04cU)

81 Oh come on, this is like the Mark Steyn/Michael Mann trial; this verdict was written months before the jury was even selected.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2024 08:06 AM (S6gqv)

You’re probably right, alas. I have a natural optimism that sometimes overcomes what I’ve seen with my own eyes…

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 14, 2024 08:14 AM (xT8gx)

82 “They steal the skin of the Palestinians. It is not enough that they stole their land; now they steal their skin,” he added, claiming that organs are “missing from children [and] from adults.”
++++
Madness, simple lying, or projection?

Taking all bets!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 08:15 AM (d04cU)

83 Unless you are aware of, and frequent, alternative sources of information, how would you know?

How many people still think the Ukrainians are days away from conquering Russia?
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 08:11 AM (nR2nR)

I can understand this to an extent - the great majority of people I see in day to day life have turned off all news sources because they think they're hopelessly corrupt, and now only pay attention to those things that directly affect their day to day life.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2024 08:15 AM (S6gqv)

84 Is this protected speech Mr. Van Buren? Well, okay. But I double dog dare you or anyone else to set up a sound truck and blast "Hava Nagila" in front of his mosque or set up a barbecue and do a pork roast during Ramadan and see what happens.

You'll be indicted by Alvin Bragg 34 times. One for each piece of your desecrated body they can find after scraping up the rest of you from the pavement.

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Yup.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 08:15 AM (d04cU)

85 These nitwits never stop to consider that North American once overrun with millions of bison for thousands of years and somehow life did not end on planet earth.
Posted by: lost in space at May 14, 2024 08:07 AM (Amk6c)


Bison are like women, they neither burp nor fart. -- Ruminant Equity and Emission Expert

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 08:16 AM (nR2nR)

86 As a Jew, I'll say this: if any doctor ever puts a dirty Arab organ in me, I'll kill that bastard right before I remove it with a kitchen knife.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2024 08:16 AM (0FoWg)

87 Things Robert Corman taught me - in "The Big Doll House" and "The Big Bird Cage", Pam Grier's first two movies, Roger taught me that in women's prisons in the Philippines, the first thing that happens in any big prison fight is that all the women rip their blouses off and fight bare-breasted. I found those films very educational at an impressionable age.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2024 08:12 AM (S6gqv)

Cat fight… giddyup!!

Posted by: Cosmo Kramer at May 14, 2024 08:17 AM (xT8gx)

88 Morning Horde, thx JJ. I've never watched the View but I've seen clips and the light going on in those creatures brains is like watching Beavis and Butthead where a light bulb appeared over their heads and briefly sparked and then went out. No thought process whatsoever

Posted by: Smell the Glove at May 14, 2024 08:17 AM (ZpWmh)

89 "Bison are like women, they neither burp nor fart. -- Ruminant Equity and Emission Expert"

This is scientific falsehood right here...

Everyone knows that if women don't fart, their ankles will swell up.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2024 08:18 AM (a1415)

90 "Apes and pigs."

Been a while since I heard that one.

Posted by: mr tmz at May 14, 2024 08:18 AM (rJ48h)

91 Oh come on, this is like the Mark Steyn/Michael Mann trial; this verdict was written months before the jury was even selected.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2024 08:06 AM (S6gqv)
++++
There is a zero percent chance of Trump success, but I'd say only a bit more than even odds of prosecution success. The jury will *never* acquit, but it might well hang at this point. It's been a total shit show. The fix is in and Trump won't be exonerated, but a hung jury is possible.

And that's where we are now. Acquittal of a Party Enemy is impossible, and the bet is on whether or not the corrupt jury will hang.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 08:18 AM (d04cU)

92 I'm sorry that this guy will be destroyed by this. Even if he doesn't get expelled, he'll likely be evicted from his frat and punitively graded by his professors."

I disagree - he's in Mississippi. He'll live his life in Mississippi, he'll find it easy to get a job in Mississippi. Only New Yorkers and other wokesters care about this kind of thing.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2024 08:18 AM (S6gqv)

93 There's seriously a terror imam named "Dr. Kablawi"? We really do live in a simulation.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 14, 2024 08:18 AM (xrQwm)

94 Seinfeld pal sock off

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 14, 2024 08:18 AM (xT8gx)

95 There are no laws against “hate speech.”

Actually there are two states, Texas is one of them, that criminalizes making threats.

In Chaplinsky vs New Hampshire, the 1942 SCOTUS case established the doctrine of "fighting words", so the Jews are being harassed at Columbia would, in absence of any LEO action against "disturbing the peace" could beat the asses of the jokers who are generating "hate speech" (or sub-contract it out to some of these morally flexible creatures invading our country and looking for work)

Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at May 14, 2024 08:19 AM (iruKY)

96 Morning Horde, thx JJ. I've never watched the View but I've seen clips and the light going on in those creatures brains is like watching Beavis and Butthead where a light bulb appeared over their heads and briefly sparked and then went out. No thought process whatsoever
Posted by: Smell the Glove at May 14, 2024 08:17 AM (ZpWmh)
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Beavis and Butthead are titans of intellectualism compared to the harpies on The View.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 14, 2024 08:19 AM (7fElN)

97 And that's where we are now. Acquittal of a Party Enemy is impossible, and the bet is on whether or not the corrupt jury will hang.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 08:18 AM (d04cU)

The only question is how good a job they did at making sure that only the Party Faithful were allowed onto the jury.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2024 08:19 AM (S6gqv)

98 Speaker Mike Johnson as well as Vivek Ramaswamy will be in the courthouse supporting Trump today.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 14, 2024 08:20 AM (NpAcC)

99 >>Who Had Chinese Ebola Hamsters on Their 2024 Bingo Card?

:checks Bingo card:

Not quite. Mine says "hampsters".

Morning, J.J.!

Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 14, 2024 08:20 AM (iRX3h)

100
As a Jew, I'll say this: if any doctor ever puts a dirty Arab organ in me

YT's Arab Organ: "Kill him. Kill him."
YT: "Kill who?"
YT's Arab Organ: "Kill the Jew."
YT: "Dumb ass, if I die, you die."
YT's Arab Organ: "Kill him. Kill him."

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 14, 2024 08:22 AM (RKVpM)

101 "Who Had Chinese Ebola Hamsters on Their 2024 Bingo Card?

:checks Bingo card:

Not quite. Mine says "hampsters".



I've heard it both ways.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2024 08:22 AM (a1415)

102 I disagree - he's in Mississippi. He'll live his life in Mississippi, he'll find it easy to get a job in Mississippi. Only New Yorkers and other wokesters care about this kind of thing.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2024 08:18 AM (S6gqv)
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Once he gets out of college, possibly. But it doesn't matter that it's Mississippi, it's still a university. Universities are corrupt and monstrous without exception (well, maybe some, but so small a number than you could count them on one hand).

While he's still in school, it's going to be hell. He will absolutely be punitively graded by his professors and tormented by his fellow students in the hopes of making him drop out if they don't expel him, and they will probably find all kinds of fancy excuses to strip student aid from him if he's getting any. The rest of his college experience is going to be unalloyed hell.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 08:22 AM (d04cU)

103 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 08:22 AM (Zz0t1)

104 Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2024 08:19 AM (S6gqv)

Even if they're not Party faithful, they know they'll be doxxed and destroyed if they vote the wrong way - it's gonna take someone with a lot of moral courage to hang that jury. I'm doubtful there's a righteous man in Sodom on the Hudson.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2024 08:22 AM (0FoWg)

105 Michael Cohen Is A Smart Man And A Lawyer - He Knows What He Has To Do and how to conduct himself in this situation. MSM talking heads saying he's got to keep his cool? He was TSF's right hand man for years. He knows where the skeleton's are hidden. Tr**p threw him under the bus after all the years he lied for him.

We have seen Cohen on TV many times, professional and well spoken. I agree, the hype about him is ridiculous. Trump is the one who might blow a gasket.

Corporate media talking heads must create drama where there is none. they are just filler between the blocks of ads. Even the local news is like a shopping channel or infomercial now.

I think we should maybe keep the plaudits and laurel wreaths to a minimum until we see how his testimony really plays out. there's a whole lot of baggage there with this man too - and if you think the lawyers savaged Stormy on cross...

I have great hopes for Cohen's testimony. It could put Trump away!

Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at May 14, 2024 08:22 AM (ycI94)

106 I had grilled pork chops for dinner last night.

F*ck islham.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 08:22 AM (Zz0t1)

107 The only question is how good a job they did at making sure that only the Party Faithful were allowed onto the jury.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2024 08:19 AM (S6gqv)
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Yup. Probably a fairly good job. But to vote to convict on this one requires not just Party loyalty, but paramount Party loyalty, where everything else in life is subordinate. Do they have 12 *full* Party loyalists? Dunno. We'll see.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 08:23 AM (d04cU)

108 YT's Arab Organ: "Kill him. Kill him."
YT: "Kill who?"
YT's Arab Organ: "Kill the Jew."
YT: "Dumb ass, if I die, you die."
YT's Arab Organ: "Kill him. Kill him."


That's like the old story where a man is granted one wish, but with the caveat that whatever he wishes for, his neighbor will get double.

So the man wishes to lose one eye.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing (aka Eloquent Depression) at May 14, 2024 08:23 AM (Q0kLU)

109
Speaker Mike Johnson as well as Vivek Ramaswamy will be in the courthouse supporting Trump today.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 14, 2024 08:20 AM


That's an interesting, and perhaps very effective method of jury intimidation. Maybe intimidation is too strong a word, give me a better one...

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 14, 2024 08:24 AM (RKVpM)

110 Michael Cohen Is A Smart Man And A Lawyer - He Knows What He Has To Do and how to conduct himself in this situation. MSM talking heads saying he's got to keep his cool? He was TSF's right hand man for years. He knows where the skeleton's are hidden. Tr**p threw him under the bus after all the years he lied for him. ...
Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at May 14, 2024 08:22 AM (ycI94)
++++
We've always been at war with Eastasia.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 08:24 AM (d04cU)

111 90 "Apes and pigs."

Been a while since I heard that one.
Posted by: mr tmz at May 14, 2024 08:18 AM (rJ48h)


"Some Dr. Zaiuses are more equal than others!"

- - Planet of the Animal Farms

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2024 08:24 AM (x0n13)

112 Michael Cohen Is A Smart Man And A Lawyer - He Knows What He Has To Do

======

No anymore he aint.

Posted by: BruceWayne at May 14, 2024 08:25 AM (CIS44)

113 This class of outrage and the seething reparations adjacent demands are the seeds of creating an American unaccountable class that is beyond reproach.
Posted by: lost in space

Seeds? It's a great big tree. They don't use inner city women to steal elections for nothing -- it works because no matter what, nobody can tell black women "No."

Nobody even dares.

Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 14, 2024 08:25 AM (iRX3h)

114 NYC, DC, and other blue-controlled caliphates are destroying their reputations in their gleeful burning of legal and Constitutional norms to 'get Trump.' JJ notes that Dershowitz and Turley are naive in their belief that we still live in a flawed but alive US of America, I think there is something bigger going on--the recentering of America away from the sclerotic Liberal centers like the NE and West coast, toward the dynamic red centers of the southeast and midwest. Who would do business in NCY or DC where juries are willing to convict innocent people on trumped-up charges if they are of the wrong party?

Posted by: iandeal at May 14, 2024 08:25 AM (DpvxR)

115 107 Yup. Probably a fairly good job. But to vote to convict on this one requires not just Party loyalty, but paramount Party loyalty, where everything else in life is subordinate. Do they have 12 *full* Party loyalists? Dunno. We'll see.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 08:23 AM (d04cU)


Do they have one Antifa-FBI enforcer to make sure they come up with the right verdict -- or else their family dies in a fire?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2024 08:25 AM (x0n13)

116 Speaker Mike Johnson as well as Vivek Ramaswamy will be in the courthouse supporting Trump today.
Posted by: redridinghood at May 14, 2024 08:20 AM (NpAcC)
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So Ramaswamy planned to go and now the Party is sending Johnson as a counterweight? The Jury can't see a notable Trump supporter show up without a counterbalance in the form of a loyal Party man...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 08:25 AM (d04cU)

117 Pigs are lovely little animals, and of far greater benefit to the earth and humanity than a bunch of headchopping carpetfuckers.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2024 08:25 AM (+yhUM)

118 It's National Buttermilk Biscuit Day.
Posted by: redridinghood at May 14, 2024 08:10 AM (NpAcC)



Day asked for it........


https://youtu.be/DLbObZ42iK4

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 08:26 AM (Zz0t1)

119 I keep waiting for Michael Avenatti and Michael Cohen to announce their engagement and wedding registry at Bloomingdales.

Posted by: lost in space at May 14, 2024 08:26 AM (Amk6c)

120 Do they have one Antifa-FBI enforcer to make sure the come up with the right verdict -- or else their family dies in a fire?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2024 08:25 AM (x0n13)
++++
That is well within the realm of possibility, too.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 08:26 AM (d04cU)

121 I have great hopes for Cohen's testimony. It could put Trump away!

Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at May 14, 2024 08:22 AM (ycI94)

Aaaaaaaaand there it is. Our entire system of jurisprudence goes out the window because ORANGE MAN BAD!

Posted by: pookysgirl, beyond cynical at May 14, 2024 08:26 AM (dtlDP)

122 Beavis and Butthead are titans of intellectualism compared to the harpies on The View.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 14, 2024 08:19 AM (7fElN)
************
And the barking seals in the audience.

Posted by: Rufus T. Firefly at May 14, 2024 08:27 AM (U5wpN)

123 Biden signed an EO mandating every federal agency use “nonpartisan” groups to register voters. Examples so far are felons getting registered, newly naturalized citizens getting registered, govt employees of course. In other words potentially millions of Democrats registered using tax dollars.

Republican response? Hearings.

Posted by: Montec at May 14, 2024 08:27 AM (tpjlM)

124 That's an interesting, and perhaps very effective method of jury intimidation. Maybe intimidation is too strong a word, give me a better one...
Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 14, 2024 08:24 AM (RKVpM)


A private citizen and the soon to be former Speaker - from Louisiana. Seems like pretty weak intimidation. Which, now that I think about it, is par for the course with Republicans.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 08:27 AM (nR2nR)

125 114 Posted by: iandeal at May 14, 2024 08:25 AM (DpvxR)

Good observations but I do think that the psychological component is the bigger factor. To see that you've devoted your life to what is now right in front of your eyes as a sham and a lie has got to be shattering.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2024 08:28 AM (x0n13)

126 "And the barking seals in the audience."

Penguin Poop points and laughs at them as well.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2024 08:28 AM (a1415)

127 120 Do they have one Antifa-FBI enforcer to make sure the come up with the right verdict -- or else their family dies in a fire?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2024 08:25 AM (x0n13)
++++
That is well within the realm of possibility, too.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 08:26 AM (d04cU)


It's why Kyle Rittenhouse being acquitted is still rather a shock, all things considered.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2024 08:29 AM (x0n13)

128 Speaking of how universities, even in red states, are different places… I happened to see the news item that Lisa Bluder (Caitlyn Clark’s round ball coach at Iowa) was retiring and her top assistant gets the job. So I did a quick search on new head coach and… surprise surprise, she’s a lesbian and married to another woman. This in Iowa….. I know the university of Iowa is in Johnson county (the lone place to vote for Nikki over Trump in the caucus) but still this is deep red Iowa. But on campus it don’t matter….

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 14, 2024 08:29 AM (xT8gx)

129 "Republican response? Hearings. "

Followed by the Sternly Worded Letter?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2024 08:29 AM (a1415)

130 Who would do business in NCY or DC where juries are willing to convict innocent people on trumped-up charges if they are of the wrong party?
Posted by: iandeal at May 14, 2024 08:25 AM (DpvxR)


But... 3 am Thai food... and, and, museums I'll never visit... and, and, parties... parks I can visit and get mugged in... the stench of the big city. I can't give that up.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 08:30 AM (nR2nR)

131 The union representing Columbia’s custodians is planning to sue over the university’s indifference and negligence regarding the safety of its members, who were trapped and made captives in the student seizure of Hamilton Hall.

Transport Workers Union boss John Samuelsen told Fox News, “They stormed in . . . but two of the custodians had to fight their way out.

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2024 08:30 AM (Vy4ic)

132 Former CDC Director Says Bird Flu Will Be the Great Pandemic

Most likely around mid-September.

Posted by: lost in space at May 14, 2024 08:30 AM (Amk6c)

133 123 Biden signed an EO mandating every federal agency use “nonpartisan” groups to register voters. Examples so far are felons getting registered, newly naturalized citizens getting registered, govt employees of course. In other words potentially millions of Democrats registered using tax dollars.

Republican response? Hearings.

Posted by: Montec at May 14, 2024 08:27 AM (tpjlM)


Cut off the money. Meh, even if Johnson had the stones to do what it, Biden would tell him to fuck off like he did SCOTUS with the student loan bailout.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2024 08:30 AM (x0n13)

134 On this date in 1998, the last episode of Seinfeld aired. Just minutes after airing on the East Coast, the death of Frank Sinatra was announced.

Posted by: Start Spreading The News at May 14, 2024 08:31 AM (V5BDR)

135 >>>The legislation defines a woman as “a human female who is not a minor” and female as “an individual who has, had, will have through the course of normal development, or would have had, but for a developmental anomaly, genetic anomaly, disease, or injury, the reproductive system that at some point produces ova.” (Listen and learn Justice Jumanji Brown-25 - jjs)
=====


I think this definition has a big loophole Lawfare will try to exploit (if Federal Judge Kona "Pineapple" Zulu does not rule it un-Constitutional):

"...through the course of normal development..."

The Tranny-ists have worked very hard to establish sex 'change' as normal development. They have legions of M.D.'s who will give expert testimony supporting this fiction.

Posted by: Gref at May 14, 2024 08:31 AM (5fDan)

136 I read this headline: "Solar Storm Knocked Out Critical GPS System For Farmers".

Couple thoughts:
• How close are we to peak efficiency in agriculture?†
• Why doesn't this storm have a name?

† And is nearing peak the reason why Western governments are working tirelessly to salt the fields?

Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at May 14, 2024 08:31 AM (iruKY)

137 Good morning!

Posted by: gp Decays To Plage at May 14, 2024 08:32 AM (MvF+J)

138
It's why Kyle Rittenhouse being acquitted is still rather a shock, all things considered.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2024 08:29 AM (x0n13)



I see your Rittenhouse and raise you a Zimmerman.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 08:32 AM (Zz0t1)

139 April producer price index came in at .5% increase vs .3% expected.other indicia up as well. . Yay Bidenomics

Posted by: Smell the Glove at May 14, 2024 08:32 AM (ZpWmh)

140 Today Biden plans to address the Bidenomics economy from the WH rose garden.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 14, 2024 08:33 AM (NpAcC)

141 the stench of the big city. I can't give that up.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 08:30 AM (nR2nR)




Times Square at 1 am does smell like a trash dump.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 08:33 AM (Zz0t1)

142 Former CDC Director Says Bird Flu Will Be the Great Pandemic

Most likely around mid-September.
Posted by: lost in space at May 14, 2024 08:30 AM (Amk6c)


Good thing I'm not a bird. Seriously, though, companies are trying... and struggling... to get members of the "laptop class" to return to the office. This would put a stake through the heart of that and, likely, public education. Kind of a pyrrhic victory.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 08:33 AM (nR2nR)

143 The legislation defines a woman as “a human female who is not a minor” and female as “an individual who has, had, will have through the course of normal development, or would have had, but for a developmental anomaly, genetic anomaly, disease, or injury, the reproductive system that at some point produces ova.”

What is wrong with "Doesn't have a Y chromosome"?

Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at May 14, 2024 08:33 AM (iruKY)

144 Good observations but I do think that the psychological component is the bigger factor. To see that you've devoted your life to what is now right in front of your eyes as a sham and a lie has got to be shattering.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2024 08:28 AM (x0n13)
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Yeah. The collapse of one's entire worldview is hard, especially when that worldview is also the basis for one's livelihood.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 08:34 AM (d04cU)

145 I view the election as a sportsball game where one side owns the refs. Owning the refs doesn’t guarantee a win. But it makes it much more likely.

Posted by: Montec at May 14, 2024 08:34 AM (tpjlM)

146 The Tranny-ists have worked very hard to establish sex 'change' as normal development. They have legions of M.D.'s who will give expert testimony supporting this fiction.
Posted by: Gref at May 14, 2024 08:31 AM (5fDan)
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But that doesn't produce ova, which is probably the reason for the very long definition.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 08:34 AM (d04cU)

147 Good thing I'm not a bird. Seriously, though, companies are trying... and struggling... to get members of the "laptop class" to return to the office. This would put a stake through the heart of that and, likely, public education. Kind of a pyrrhic victory.

Rampant crime is keeping the laptop class out of the office.

Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at May 14, 2024 08:35 AM (iruKY)

148 " I read this headline: "Solar Storm Knocked Out Critical GPS System For Farmers".

The integration of GPS into farming and agriculture is absolutely amazing.

Everything from seed placement to arial cropdusting is using it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2024 08:35 AM (a1415)

149 What is wrong with "Doesn't have a Y chromosome"?
Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at May 14, 2024 08:33 AM (iruKY)
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XXY. Rare, but it happens. It's a genetic defect. Those people are "women" under the new law, and I suspect that's on purpose. If not for the genetic defect, they'd be XX and therefore women.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 08:36 AM (d04cU)

150 Speaking of how universities, even in red states, are different places… I happened to see the news item that Lisa Bluder (Caitlyn Clark’s round ball coach at Iowa) was retiring and her top assistant gets the job. So I did a quick search on new head coach and… surprise surprise, she’s a lesbian and married to another woman. This in Iowa….. I know the university of Iowa is in Johnson county (the lone place to vote for Nikki over Trump in the caucus) but still this is deep red Iowa. But on campus it don’t matter….

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 14, 2024 08:29 AM (xT8gx)

Until Caitlin Clark, U of I football was the only reason most of the state tolerated the university's liberal bent. (The rest of the state is *shudder* ISU fans, who at least have the point that ISU is generally better at basketball.)

Posted by: pookysgirl, born and raised a Hawkeye at May 14, 2024 08:36 AM (dtlDP)

151 I get the two Turleys mixed up. There's this Jonathan and then there's Steve.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 14, 2024 08:37 AM (4I/2K)

152 Until Caitlin Clark, U of I football was the only reason most of the state tolerated the university's liberal bent. (The rest of the state is *shudder* ISU fans, who at least have the point that ISU is generally better at basketball.)
Posted by: pookysgirl, born and raised a Hawkeye at May 14, 2024 08:36 AM (dtlDP)



The Big XII is the toughest basketball conference in the country.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 08:37 AM (Zz0t1)

153 of course Trump will be found guilty
foregone conclusion

Posted by: Don Black at May 14, 2024 08:37 AM (/7KEl)

154 What's wrong with equality under the law, and if you got janky chromosomes that's between you and your doctor?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2024 08:38 AM (+yhUM)

155 Today Biden plans to address the Bidenomics economy from the WH rose garden.
Posted by: redridinghood at May 14, 2024 08:33 AM (NpAcC)

I read that as "The WH nose garden"

(I think I need new glasses)

Posted by: JT at May 14, 2024 08:38 AM (T4tVD)

156 So Ramaswamy planned to go and now the Party is sending Johnson as a counterweight? The Jury can't see a notable Trump supporter show up without a counterbalance in the form of a loyal Party man...


exactly I hope everyone snubs that little treasonous pustule of a man

Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 14, 2024 08:38 AM (s3qiR)

157 Rampant crime is keeping the laptop class out of the office.
Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at May 14, 2024 08:35 AM (iruKY)


I work in tech. My normal hours are 4am - 2pm whereas my fellows generally work 10 - 6. I see no reason to pay gas and tolls to sit at a desk in an empty office just so my 4 levels up boss can jerk to how many drones he has in the office.

For some roles I can see the benefit but management can't pull their heads out of their asses and see that not all things are equal. On the plus side, if they do finally insist on making me come into the office, I'll start working an 8 hour day rather than a 10.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 08:39 AM (nR2nR)

158 Gotta love when the woke eat its own, lol.

Bumble is a dating app run by a wymyn and made for stronk wymyn users. The company ran an ad saying celibacy is a bad thing and you need to get on bumble to find hookups. Cuz you know, strong wymyn are all about being sluts.

The backlash has been delicious with feminists upset that it’s a patriarchy thing to demand women fuck men.

🤡

Posted by: Montec at May 14, 2024 08:39 AM (tpjlM)

159 I read that as "The WH nose garden"


That's what I call it!

Posted by: Hunt at May 14, 2024 08:39 AM (s3qiR)

160 Good thing I'm not a bird. Seriously, though, companies are trying... and struggling... to get members of the "laptop class" to return to the office. This would put a stake through the heart of that and, likely, public education. Kind of a pyrrhic victory.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 08:33 AM (nR2nR)
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My company has had a fairly easy time of it through hard, inflexible ruthlessness. They handed down an ultimatum: "if you're within range of an office, you will be in the office. If you are within range of multiple offices, you will be in the office with the largest number of your direct team mates, even if it is further away. If you don't like it, you're fired. No arguments. Be at your desk or find the nearest exit."

The complaining is loud and plentiful, but people are back in the office.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 08:39 AM (d04cU)

161
Everything from seed placement to arial cropdusting is using it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2024 08:35 AM


The technology in farming is something to behold. I live next to a farm and when the hay is baled some dude runs around with a powered lift truck, retrieves the bales, then loads them on a flat bed trailer. It takes a couple of hours.

Saw a video on X this morning of a device mounted on the flat bed that scoops the bales up off the ground and stacks them all by itself.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 14, 2024 08:39 AM (RKVpM)

162 I read that as "The WH nose garden"

(I think I need new glasses)
Posted by: JT at May 14, 2024 08:38 AM (T4tVD)

The Hunter S. Biden Booger Sugar Conservatory and Schneefeteria.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2024 08:40 AM (+yhUM)

163 It's why Kyle Rittenhouse being acquitted is still rather a shock, all things considered.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2024 08:29 AM (x0n13)

Mainly because of the most Incompetent Prosecution team ever. Some of the best exchanges ever took place during that trial; the best (iirc) was when a witness was questioned about his affidavit stating that Kyle had not been threatened before he fired. The witness contradicted his affidavit on the stand, and the Prosecutor was incensed: "Doesn't your sworn affidavit say the opposite?"
"Yeah it does, but it's wrong." "
So you're saying you swore to something that's false?" "Well I didn't write it."
"So why did you sign something that was false?"
"Because YOU wrote it and YOU told me I'd never be allowed to leave the police station until I signed it, so I did."

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2024 08:40 AM (S6gqv)

164 Rampant crime is keeping the laptop class out of the office.
Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at May 14, 2024 08:35 AM (iruKY)

That's part of it. There's a whole host of reasons why voluntarily living in a major American city is a dumb thing to do. It has practically no upside. People seem to be figuring out that 3am Thai food isn't a sufficient reason to live in a filthy hellhole full of bloodthirsty CHUDs who hate all normies.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2024 08:40 AM (0FoWg)

165 Posted by: Montec at May 14, 2024 08:34 AM (tpjlM)

Which is why I don't think Trump will not win the election. He has to win either Michigan or Pennsylvania to have a chance. I just don't see how he can with current 'referees'.

Posted by: dantesed at May 14, 2024 08:41 AM (Oy/m2)

166 I work in tech. My normal hours are 4am - 2pm whereas my fellows generally work 10 - 6. I see no reason to pay gas and tolls to sit at a desk in an empty office just so my 4 levels up boss can jerk to how many drones he has in the office.

For some roles I can see the benefit but management can't pull their heads out of their asses and see that not all things are equal. On the plus side, if they do finally insist on making me come into the office, I'll start working an 8 hour day rather than a 10.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 08:39 AM (nR2nR)



The biggest problem with remote work is it's hard to measure metrics on the amount of work done. People suck. They'll take advantage of situations at the drop of a hat. It's hard to measure productivity when there's nothing tangible to measure against, which is the case in a lot of situations.

Businesses know they can't trust their employees to be honest and give an honest day's work from home.

So they're calling them back to the office.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 08:41 AM (Zz0t1)

167 Getting started kn book reading, already seeing how the judge and prosecutor are on the same side, and the laws crimes are being made up as they go along. And how defendants are suckered into admitting bull shit crimes.

Posted by: Skip at May 14, 2024 08:41 AM (1fDxc)

168 What's wrong with equality under the law, and if you got janky chromosomes that's between you and your doctor?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2024 08:38 AM (+yhUM)
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Because the trannies hide behind the extremely rare "intersex" conditions to justify their position, and so that means in order to block them, "woman" has to be strictly defined and that strict definition must take into account the intersex shield.

This is how absurdities in either direction get codified into law. Revolutionaries reject the operating mode and demand a response.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 08:42 AM (d04cU)

169 My company has had a fairly easy time of it through hard, inflexible ruthlessness. They handed down an ultimatum: "if you're within range of an office, you will be in the office. If you are within range of multiple offices, you will be in the office with the largest number of your direct team mates, even if it is further away. If you don't like it, you're fired. No arguments. Be at your desk or find the nearest exit."

The complaining is loud and plentiful, but people are back in the office.
Posted by: Joe Mannix



Our ENTIRE IT department, except for desktop support, said FU, we're not coming back into the office. The company can't afford to not have one IT person for one hour, let alone fire the entire department.

Guess who gets to wfh?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2024 08:43 AM (gMj+h)

170 NYC has lost a net 550k people since 2020. And that’s including the hundreds of thousands of “migrants” who came into the city. Meaning 750kP Americans have left NYC in 4 years.

Posted by: Montec at May 14, 2024 08:43 AM (tpjlM)

171 Businesses know they can't trust their employees to be honest and give an honest day's work from home.

So they're calling them back to the office.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 08:41 AM (Zz0t1)

In my case, I'm a little child who needs constant affirmation, so every time i get something to work i text my boss squeeing with delight that something actually worked, and he replies that he has no idea what the everloving fuck I'm even talking about, but keep at it.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2024 08:44 AM (+yhUM)

172
Clueless Schmuck of the Week Entry: Free Speech Still Applies at Universities
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Funny how the Left ALWAYS finds time for rights when it's about eliminating Jews or dumping Christ in a bucket of piss. They seem to forget them for everything else.

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2024 08:45 AM (9yFRo)

173 The biggest problem with remote work is it's hard to measure metrics on the amount of work done. People suck. They'll take advantage of situations at the drop of a hat. It's hard to measure productivity when there's nothing tangible to measure against, which is the case in a lot of situations.

Businesses know they can't trust their employees to be honest and give an honest day's work from home.

So they're calling them back to the office.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 08:41 AM (Zz0t1)
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Remote work does have its uses in limited situations. We are working from home on Thursday this week because the building in which I work is undergoing maintenance on the power infrastructure.

For summer classes, it can be a boon to both students and faculty. Students can find a local job or internship and attend classes online. Faculty can teach and work on research from home (we have a fair number of commuter faculty.

Don't recommend it for full-time unless you have self-discipline and solid work ethic.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 14, 2024 08:45 AM (7fElN)

174 Who would do business in NCY or DC where juries are willing to convict innocent people on trumped-up charges if they are of the wrong party?

It isn't the firm goalposts of Party Loyalty, for many Jews will crawl over broken glass to support a Hamas-Democrat politician, its the mobile goal posts where given decades of permission to stomp on people, they return to their core strengths of religious and ethnic persecution and slavery.

A strong Democrat who isn't the correct shade of melanin or has a perceived form of religion that is above devotion to the State is enough to be dragged before the magistrate and persecuted.

Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at May 14, 2024 08:45 AM (iruKY)

175 >>But I believe in defending their right to protest legally just as much. Makes for some uncomfortable times, but it’s the thought that counts.


Oh, well aren't you the most reasonable man in the room. Bravo, sir!

You're also an idiot for refusing to recognize the BS narrative being fed to you precisely so that you would react this way. Why, why, why do people always fall for the Left BS narrative instead of realizing they've been tricked into believing this is a reasonable discussion, a fair fight -- instead of them taking advantage of people's good will to take over???

These are not kids, this is being led by non-student professional activists. They targeted campuses because they knew school administrators would be slow to send in the police, etc.. after years of giving these snowflakes their safe spaces. They are engaging in a heckuva lot more than "speech" - destruction of property, denying the paying students their education, harassment of students, violence, kidnapping, etc..

Go ahead, play the reasonable guy while they burn this country down. IDIOT

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2024 08:45 AM (cCVOS)

176 The technology in farming is something to behold. I live next to a farm and when the hay is baled some dude runs around with a powered lift truck, retrieves the bales, then loads them on a flat bed trailer. It takes a couple of hours.

Saw a video on X this morning of a device mounted on the flat bed that scoops the bales up off the ground and stacks them all by itself.
Posted by: Divide by Zero

I can't wait until all the agricultural equipment runs on lithium batteries. It is at that point we all become North Koreans from the starvation perspective.

Posted by: lost in space at May 14, 2024 08:45 AM (Amk6c)

177 Until Caitlin Clark, U of I football was the only reason most of the state tolerated the university's liberal bent. (The rest of the state is *shudder* ISU fans, who at least have the point that ISU is generally better at basketball.)
Posted by: pookysgirl, born and raised a Hawkeye at May 14, 2024 08:36 AM (dtlDP)


The Big XII is the toughest basketball conference in the country.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 08:37 AM (Zz0t1)

I lived in Iowa as a kid and went to college there. As far as I’m concerned, the biggest sporting success in that state by far was and is Iowa wrestling. Dan Gable… nothing else need be said

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 14, 2024 08:45 AM (xT8gx)

178 I'm sorry that this guy will be destroyed by this. Even if he doesn't get expelled, he'll likely be evicted from his frat and punitively graded by his professors. Financial aid will dry up. He'll likely become a pariah on campus, unwelcome at parties and without friends. Even if he squeaks by without charges or expulsion, his college life just got a lot harder both academically and psychologically, and a lot more expensive. He'll pay for it for years, if he gets through at all.

For a group that rejects shame as such, they sure do use shaming/shunning/pariah/etc. tactics all the time.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

From local coverage down here in the Magnolia State, it appears that he has been kicked out of his fraternity. From the footage, it also appears that he was an idiot who nearly ruined what was an actual, positive grass-roots reaction against the Hamas-lovers. What may not be getting into media coverage outside of Mississippi is that one of the people under an Ole Miss investigation in relation to the event has the last name of Boyce.

At a university whose current Chancellor is Glenn Boyce.

Posted by: John Drake Nearing the Caspian Sea at May 14, 2024 08:46 AM (u/Zei)

179 company has had a fairly easy time of it through hard, inflexible ruthlessness. They handed down an ultimatum: "if you're within range of an office, you will be in the office. If you are within range of multiple offices, you will be in the office with the largest number of your direct team mates, even if it is further away. If you don't like it, you're fired. No arguments. Be at your desk or find the nearest exit."

The complaining is loud and plentiful, but people are back in the office.
Posted by: Joe Mannix

Mine did the exact opposite. It said if yiu want to be remote, be remote. As a result the company is moving offices to a much smaller place. Win win. Employees are happy company saves a bunch of money in office rent.

I just hired someone and everyone I interviewed basically said if I have to be in the office full time im not interested. To which I said no worries I’m never in the office myself.

Companies who take your company’s line will be at a big disadvantage for talent.

Posted by: Montec at May 14, 2024 08:46 AM (tpjlM)

180 114 NYC, DC, and other blue-controlled caliphates are destroying their reputations in their gleeful burning of legal and Constitutional norms to 'get Trump.' JJ notes that Dershowitz and Turley are naive in their belief that we still live in a flawed but alive US of America, I think there is something bigger going on--the recentering of America away from the sclerotic Liberal centers like the NE and West coast, toward the dynamic red centers of the southeast and midwest. Who would do business in NCY or DC where juries are willing to convict innocent people on trumped-up charges if they are of the wrong party?
Posted by: iandeal at May 14, 2024 08:25 AM (DpvxR)

But the large urban centers still have far too much institutional power, and far too much support from the FedGov. Which makes a breakup much more likely than a reformation.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2024 08:46 AM (S6gqv)

181 I never promised you a nose garden!

Posted by: zombie Lynn Anderson at May 14, 2024 08:46 AM (ZdexC)

182 The biggest problem with remote work is it's hard to measure metrics on the amount of work done. People suck. They'll take advantage of situations at the drop of a hat. It's hard to measure productivity when there's nothing tangible to measure against, which is the case in a lot of situations.

Businesses know they can't trust their employees to be honest and give an honest day's work from home.

So they're calling them back to the office.
Posted by: Sponge


Except my company could. And we turned in the highest numbers ever in my 35 years here.
So much so, they gave everyone a December Christmas bonus for the first time ever. On top of the annual bonus.

(Tomorrow is my 35th work anniversary, May 15, 1989)

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2024 08:47 AM (gMj+h)

183 The only thing really like to restrain people like Merchan is the possibility of Trump winning the election.

And I really really hope that Trump has learned - if he does win his first agenda item should be having everyone like Bragg or Smith arrested for election interference or BS process crimes.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 08:47 AM (ibTVg)

184 Which makes a breakup much more likely than a reformation.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2024 08:46 AM (S6gqv)

Civil War II > Thirty Years War II ?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2024 08:48 AM (+yhUM)

185 ... Bumble is a dating app run by a wymyn and made for stronk wymyn users. The company ran an ad saying celibacy is a bad thing and you need to get on bumble to find hookups. Cuz you know, strong wymyn are all about being sluts. ...
Posted by: Montec at May 14, 2024 08:39 AM (tpjlM)
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The mainstream mainstream feminists probably aren't complaining. Old, bitter, "sex-negative" feminists might be, but Bumble is what it is.

The bigger problem is that Bumble and Hinge don't work well, and Tinder works less well. Those ads aren't aimed at women, they're aimed at men. There is a growing dearth of men on those platforms, because men don't succeed on them. A small number of men are knee-deep in pussy and the rest get nothing. Why pay for something that doesn't work? But they *need* men on those platforms, and lots of them. The women need to be able to have the pick of the litter, reject the average or ugly, and flock to the top tier. The companies need the revenues.

Men are figuring out that the app platforms don't really work for them. They need to be enticed back on. The women on those platforms can get laid anyway, it's just easier with the app.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 08:48 AM (d04cU)

186 Clueless Schmuck of the Week Entry: Free Speech Still Applies at Universities



Try having a proud boys meeting on campus and see how much free speech there is.

Posted by: Montec at May 14, 2024 08:48 AM (tpjlM)

187 Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2024 08:44 AM (+yhUM)

You're good enough. You're smart enough. And gosh darn it people like you.

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2024 08:48 AM (9yFRo)

188 The biggest problem with remote work is it's hard to measure metrics on the amount of work done. People suck. They'll take advantage of situations at the drop of a hat. It's hard to measure productivity when there's nothing tangible to measure against, which is the case in a lot of situations.

How much work do people actually get done in the office?

Yes it is a little harder to slack but not as much for the sorts of jobs that can be done at home...

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 08:48 AM (ibTVg)

189 Don't recommend it for full-time unless you have self-discipline and solid work ethic.

I end up being more productive in the daily/weekly sense because I don't have clear delineation between "work" and "not work".

The same computer I use for stupid crap (like Right Now) is the same equipment I use to create products for my clients. Only keeping a time-clock would help there, but I don't work on the basis of hours spent, but on a more subjective goals and objectives achieved for the day.

Requires me to plan my day during my early morning walks, and then execute the plan before I can return to Me Time.

Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at May 14, 2024 08:49 AM (iruKY)

190
Maybe Trump could have a dozen or so Hell's Angel types sit behind him. Let the jury think long and hard about their decision.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 14, 2024 08:49 AM (RKVpM)

191 Birdbath status?

Posted by: Just Wondering at May 14, 2024 08:49 AM (dg+HA)

192 Except my company could. And we turned in the highest numbers ever in my 35 years here.
So much so, they gave everyone a December Christmas bonus for the first time ever. On top of the annual bonus.

(Tomorrow is my 35th work anniversary, May 15, 1989)
Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2024 08:47 AM (gMj+h)



What's a bonus?

And goodness....that's long term right there. VERY rare these days. I feel blessed that I've had the same employer for 15 years (would've been 18 had they grandfathered my time at the company they purchased to get me).

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 08:49 AM (Zz0t1)

193 Listen to Lord Conrad Black talk about his experiences in our 'Justice' system; 95% of cases are plea-bargained due to federal threats against innocent family members...

Out here 50 miles away from Murderapolis... I am considering burying a pig in the newly purchased muslim graveyard where caskets aren't used.

God bless Judeo Christians.

Posted by: Danimal28 at May 14, 2024 08:50 AM (klw0w)

194 The biggest problem with remote work is it's hard to measure metrics on the amount of work done.



Then the company sucks at measuring output. Whether I work in a cube or in my an enemy doesn’t affect my output. If a company needs me in a cube to be able to measure it, that’ tells me the company has no clue how to measure productivity.

Posted by: Montec at May 14, 2024 08:50 AM (tpjlM)

195 Our ENTIRE IT department, except for desktop support, said FU, we're not coming back into the office. The company can't afford to not have one IT person for one hour, let alone fire the entire department.

Guess who gets to wfh?
Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2024 08:43 AM (gMj+h)
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Wouldn't work at my company. The boss man would call the bluff and if IT falls apart, then they'll deal with it when the time comes - and everyone knows it.

Whether that's good long-term strategy is a different issue. My company does not miss deadlines, even if meeting the deadline is a disaster.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 08:50 AM (d04cU)

196 Just another "student" using "free speech:"
he head of a radical activist group who urged anti-Israel protesters at Columbia University to channel the deadly Black Lives Matter riots of 2020 is a career agitator who spent “years” in the socialist haven of Cuba, The Post can reveal.

Manolo De Los Santos, the 35-year-old leader of the Midtown-based nonprofit The People’s Forum (TPF), came to The Bronx from his native Dominican Republic at age 5 and has made a career of spurring protests on the streets of New York City.

He first traveled to Cuba in 2006 and was there as recently as March to demand an end to the US blockade against the socialist state which has been in place since 1962. . .
“When we finally deal that final blow to destroy Israel, when the state of Israel is finally destroyed and erased from history, that will be the single most important blow we can give to destroying capitalism and imperialism in our lifetime,” De Los Santos said in January in front of a cheering crowd in a now-viral video.


de los Santos also gave a fiery speech encouraging the takeover of Hamilton building at Columbia. More on his campus activities at WSJ from Mary Anastasia O'Grady

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2024 08:51 AM (cCVOS)

197 Yes it is a little harder to slack but not as much for the sorts of jobs that can be done at home...
Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 08:48 AM (ibTVg)

My desk is in a corner behind a door that's always open.... between my hidey hole and wandering the shop bullshitting, i don't get a damn thing done.

At home, I'm up at 6:30 and already taking care of shit, until i look up and say holy camoley it's freaking 3 already.

WFH is just like anything else. It can work. It can not work. Blanket policies based on vanity or fear are just bad practice for any boss or manager.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2024 08:51 AM (+yhUM)

198 The odd time I do go into the office I get nothing done. All day long I’m interrupted by people. Plus it’s loud as fuck. And there’s always the temptation to get some snacks or coffee from the lavish break room where again chances are I’ll spend 20 minutes chatting with someone. By 3 or 4 I realize shit I’ve done nothing today.

Posted by: Montec at May 14, 2024 08:53 AM (tpjlM)

199 I never promised you a nose garden!
Posted by: zombie Lynn Anderson at May 14, 2024 08:46 AM (ZdexC)

LOL !!!

Posted by: JT at May 14, 2024 08:53 AM (T4tVD)

200 Posted by: Montec at May 14, 2024 08:53 AM (tpjlM)

But you get paid for that, no?

Posted by: dantesed at May 14, 2024 08:54 AM (Oy/m2)

201 By 3 or 4 I realize shit I’ve done nothing today.
Posted by: Montec at May 14, 2024 08:53 AM (tpjlM)

My whiteboard at the shop is a static picture. My whiteboard in my home office is an ever swirling maelstrom.

I feel ya.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2024 08:54 AM (+yhUM)

202 Sheila Gunn Reid @SheilaGunnReid Mar 11
A Syrian refugee who was in a 'fawning' BBC documentary about the plight of asylum seekers has been convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl seven times dailymail.co.uk/news/article…

Syrian refugee who was in BBC documentary convicted of raping girl, 13
Omar and Mohamed Badreddin, along with two others, were sentenced to a total of 38.5 years for the rape of the child between August 2018 and April 2019 in Newcastle Crown Court this week.
dailymail.co.uk

Posted by: andycanuck (ZdexC) at May 14, 2024 08:55 AM (ZdexC)

203 The odd time I do go into the office I get nothing done. All day long I’m interrupted by people. Plus it’s loud as fuck. And there’s always the temptation to get some snacks or coffee from the lavish break room where again chances are I’ll spend 20 minutes chatting with someone. By 3 or 4 I realize shit I’ve done nothing today.
Posted by: Montec at May 14, 2024 08:53 AM (tpjlM)
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That's also the upshot to being in the office. If I need help, or a coworker does, it's easy to walk up to my (or his) office or cube and ask. Or to talk through something and get some feedback. It's synchronous. I don't have to wait on a chat or hope he picks up the phone.

It depends on what you do and where you colleagues are. For a couple of years before the world ended, most of my colleagues were on other continents. I worked online almost all the time anyway. The locale made no difference. At other times, I've been in the thick of it in the office.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 08:55 AM (d04cU)

204 Ironically dating apps are best for high status men but...they don't need them much as they have other venues.

And for women the apps give them the illusion of almost infinite choice. You'll get thousands of messages if you are decent looking.

And likely as a woman you can "pick" the man you want but...since he's got many other women messaging him too he is likely not looking for you for a relationship (the ILLUSION of choice).

So high status men get women from all over the world to pick for sex, average and above women can pick high status men...but mostly just for sex...and almost everyone is unhappy.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 08:55 AM (ibTVg)

205 Birdbath status?
Posted by: Just Wondering

Serving customers.

Posted by: JT at May 14, 2024 08:56 AM (T4tVD)

206 At home, I'm up at 6:30 and already taking care of shit, until i look up and say holy camoley it's freaking 3 already.

WFH is just like anything else. It can work. It can not work. Blanket policies based on vanity or fear are just bad practice for any boss or manager.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2024 08:51 AM (+yhUM)
----
Yep. During the pandemic, we worked from home for a few months. Turned out I was at least as productive working from home, but I stretched out my working hours during the day. Work from 6 to 8 or 9 am, take a break for breakfast and take a walk. Then work from 10 - 2, take another break (and a nap), then work an hour or two in the evening. Same amount of work, just spaced out over a different period of time.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 14, 2024 08:56 AM (7fElN)

207 My team and I have projects we work on. Those projects have tasks to complete and deadlines to meet. All anyone cares about is meeting those deadlines and completing the tasks. Whether that’s done in office at home or on Mars doesn’t matter. Same with time of days. 9-5? Great. 7-3 have at it. Like working late at night and want to take the afternoon off to play golf? Wonderful.



Posted by: Montec at May 14, 2024 08:56 AM (tpjlM)

208 And goodness....that's long term right there. VERY rare these days. I feel blessed that I've had the same employer for 15 years (would've been 18 had they grandfathered my time at the company they purchased to get me).
Posted by: Sponge


Don't ask how it happened. I honestly have no idea. Yeah. Come in. Keep my mouth shut, head down & do the scut work. No advancement because no degree, but 401k, Medical & Dental, 6 weeks paid vacay.

I guess it's a trade off. Job vs career.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2024 08:57 AM (gMj+h)

209 Oh and meeting through work, a common way for men and women to meet before, is now rather dangerous for men.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 08:57 AM (ibTVg)

210 Libs of TikTok
@libsoftiktok

INSANE: College students are so brainwashed by gender ideology that they're willing to donate their own t*sticles to a trans person to "fight toxic masculinity."

tinyurl.com/ytrt8pma

Posted by: redridinghood at May 14, 2024 08:57 AM (NpAcC)

211 So high status men get women from all over the world to pick for sex, average and above women can pick high status men...but mostly just for sex...and almost everyone is unhappy.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 08:55 AM (ibTVg)
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Average and below. Men have different standards.

Even some women are, finally, figuring out that on the apps, they're whores. Chad can message them and send an Uber to bring them by for sex, then send them away when he's finished. But hey, he's Chad. It's fun. Until it isn't, and your prospects for marriage are ruined.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 08:58 AM (d04cU)

212 How much work do people actually get done in the office?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 08:48 AM (ibTVg)


Honestly, in software - at least at my company, probably less. You work in cubes, or in the new "we're just like Google so we have little sofa areas to sit around", so there's always noise... people stop by to chat... there's constant distractions... I knew people who would book conference rooms just so they could get some peace and quiet. I have that all the time at home. Add in the fact that I don't actually work "with" anyone else and coming into the office is entirely a waste of time and resources.

Hardware guys would probably be better off coming in, teams who work on big features requiring lots of coordination would probably be better off coming in, but not everyone.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 08:58 AM (nR2nR)

213 My X feed is innudated with pro Hamas shills. Lots of propaganda about Jewish terrorism and innocent Arab child death and destruction of peaceful Arab housing.

Posted by: torabora at May 14, 2024 08:58 AM (G23G9)

214 @170;a lot of those people who left NYC moved up to my neck of the woods. Oh joy

Posted by: Smell the Glove at May 14, 2024 08:59 AM (ZpWmh)

215 Stephen Harper @stephenharper 1h
My best wishes to the State and people of Israel as you celebrate the 76th anniversary of your independence. May you stand tall, proud, and defeat your enemies.

Posted by: andycanuck (ZdexC) at May 14, 2024 08:59 AM (ZdexC)

216 199 I never promised you a nose garden!
Posted by: zombie Lynn Anderson at May 14, 2024 08:46 AM (ZdexC)

LOL !!!
Posted by: JT at May 14, 2024 08:53 AM (T4tVD)


"Love is a nose, so you better not pick it . . ."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2024 08:59 AM (x0n13)

217 140 Today Biden plans to address the Bidenomics economy from the WH rose garden.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 14, 2024 08:33 AM (NpAcC)


"Bidenomics gave you enough money to spend!"

Posted by: Gref at May 14, 2024 08:59 AM (5fDan)

218
INSANE: College students are so brainwashed by gender ideology that they're willing to donate their own t*sticles to a trans person to "fight toxic masculinity."

That's the end of the genetic line for men that dumb. So it's a really good thing.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 14, 2024 08:59 AM (RKVpM)

219 Oh and meeting through work, a common way for men and women to meet before, is now rather dangerous for men.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 08:57 AM (ibTVg)
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Insanely dangerous. It's a fairly serious problem, actually. There used to be three good places to meet women: school, church and work. The first has an end date, the second may still work, the third will now result in termination or prosecution unless you're extremely attractive.

The fourth option used to be stuff like civic clubs (the coed ones, anyway), but clubs have mostly died off.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 09:00 AM (d04cU)

220 that they're willing to donate their own t*sticles to a trans person to "fight toxic masculinity."

tinyurl.com/ytrt8pma
Posted by: redridinghood at May 14, 2024 08:57 AM (NpAcC)

As the recipient's endocrine system shrieks "AHHHHH GET IT OUT GET IT OUT AHHHHHH!!!!"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2024 09:00 AM (+yhUM)

221
That's part of it. There's a whole host of reasons why voluntarily living in a major American city is a dumb thing to do. It has practically no upside


Opportunity.

In some of these sleepy rural towns there is either one industrial employer, or its just retail and nursing home gigs.

If a person wants to grind out an existence at $12-$20/hr wages until their body wears out a/o the substance abuse takes its toll, they head to the city to work the same warehouse gig that pays $5-$10/hr more but at least there are dating opportunities rather than the small-town high-school slut that everyone already tried.

Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at May 14, 2024 09:00 AM (iruKY)

222 Average and below. Men have different standards.

Yes studies show men find half of women "below average" but women find 80% of men "below average"

This is part of the reason we are slowly moving to de facto polygamy as we've given women more and more power over relationships and sex.

Given a choice between sharing a high status man or being in a mutual relationship with one "below average" man many women will choose the former.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 09:02 AM (ibTVg)

223 Opportunity.

In some of these sleepy rural towns there is either one industrial employer, or its just retail and nursing home gigs. ...
Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at May 14, 2024 09:00 AM (iruKY)
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Opportunity is real. There's also network effects. When you put lots of people together, the odds of something new happening go up dramatically. Sometimes it's a bad something, but sometimes not. But the odds of *something* happening go up a lot with more people.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 09:02 AM (d04cU)

224 Don't recommend it for full-time unless you have self-discipline and solid work ethic.

==

that's gen Z right there!

Posted by: runner at May 14, 2024 09:02 AM (V13WU)

225 So high status men get women from all over the world to pick for sex, average and above women can pick high status men...but mostly just for sex...and almost everyone is unhappy.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 08:55 AM (ibTVg)
++++
Average and below. Men have different standards.

Even some women are, finally, figuring out that on the apps, they're whores. Chad can message them and send an Uber to bring them by for sex, then send them away when he's finished. But hey, he's Chad. It's fun. Until it isn't, and your prospects for marriage are ruined.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 08:58 AM (d04cU)

This gives me ideas for a new theory.

Posted by: Zombie John Nash at May 14, 2024 09:03 AM (4I/2K)

226 Jeff Jacoby @Jeff_Jacoby 13h
The UN said Palestine should be split into 2 states, one Jewish, one Arab. The Jews agreed & proclaimed the state of Israel. The Arabs refused & launched "a war of extermination" to kill the Jews.

The infant state survived. Today is Israel's 76th Independence Day. #YomHaatzmaut

https://tinyurl.com/365zzm2j
Newspaper front page IMAGE

Posted by: andycanuck (ZdexC) at May 14, 2024 09:04 AM (ZdexC)

227 that they're willing to donate their own t*sticles to a trans person to "fight toxic masculinity."


I'm reminded of the scene in Conan, the original, where Thulsa Doom asks one of his cult members to jump off a cliff to show Conan how powerful he is and she just does...dying merely because her cult leader asks her to...

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 09:04 AM (ibTVg)

228 It’s not black and white. The debate is NYC or small town of 800 people. There’s a lot of space in between those two extremes. There are cities with 50k or 250k people all over the country. As well as towns with 8000 people.

Lots of options for living situations out there.

Posted by: Montec at May 14, 2024 09:04 AM (tpjlM)

229 Lizzy the whole "I don't agree with you but I'll fight to the death for your right to express it" only works if all sides feel that way. It's also an ancient relic of a society that unfortunately never existed.

The fact that Conservative Inc still wants to play that one, having learned nothing from watching the Left "progressively" bind and silence us is rpredictable if nothing else. I feel like they're the camp guards telling us how comfortable and cozy the 10 by 10 rooms full of 100 people are.

Seriously if you're gonna play the Fight to the Death For Your Right To Speak card, please do it with people that wouldn't cut off your head the moment your back is turned. But better yet, do yourself a favor and tear it up because you're a big dummy.

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2024 09:04 AM (9yFRo)

230 WFH is just like anything else. It can work. It can not work. Blanket policies based on vanity or fear are just bad practice for any boss or manager.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2024 08:51 AM (+yhUM)

Amen.

Posted by: Nova Local at May 14, 2024 09:04 AM (exHjb)

231 Hardware guys would probably be better off coming in

My client shipped to me a retail kiosk to work on. I have it stashed in the corner hooked up to cat-6 so I can talk to it and do things that requires attending the device to see if it works.

Otherwise I can VPN in to the lab and test drivers and platform equipment from hundreds of miles away.

Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at May 14, 2024 09:04 AM (iruKY)

232 Wait... I thought I was supposed to be the next hellish pandemic

Posted by: Monkeypox at May 14, 2024 09:05 AM (ZV+pB)

233 Opportunity is real. There's also network effects. When you put lots of people together, the odds of something new happening go up dramatically. Sometimes it's a bad something, but sometimes not. But the odds of *something* happening go up a lot with more people.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 09:02 AM (d04cU)

Medici effect FTW!?

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 14, 2024 09:05 AM (xT8gx)

234 Given a choice between sharing a high status man or being in a mutual relationship with one "below average" man many women will choose the former.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 09:02 AM (ibTVg)
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The number of women in harems is astounding. And they choose it in their 20s when they can get away with it, but it has increasing odds of ruining their lives in their 30s and beyond, when they're unmarriageable and - consciously or not - dissatisfied with their options because they compare it to the fun, good times of rotating through their roster of hot guys (to whom they no longer have access, because the next batch have taken their places).

Comparison is the enemy of joy.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 09:06 AM (d04cU)

235 Joey's gonna give a speech today in the Rose garden ? They must really be upping his meds today

Posted by: It's me donna at May 14, 2024 09:06 AM (Akjoo)

236 Wait... I thought I was supposed to be the next hellish pandemic
Posted by: Monkeypox at May 14, 2024 09:05 AM (ZV+pB)



Only in bathhouses.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 09:07 AM (Zz0t1)

237 Given a choice between sharing a high status man or being in a mutual relationship with one "below average" man many women will choose the former.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 09:02 AM (ibTVg)


Once upon a time a woman could only extract resources from a man if she were giving him the booty. Now she gives the booty to Hotty McBigPecs and the government extracts resources from the guys she cannot be bothered with.

It's the end of civilization... in the long run... but not many people care in the here and now.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 09:07 AM (nR2nR)

238 Yes studies show men find half of women "below average" but women find 80% of men "below average"
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I don't think I've ever had as much hope as I obtained upon reading this. I AM THE 80%.

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2024 09:07 AM (9yFRo)

239 It’s not black and white. The debate is NYC or small town of 800 people. There’s a lot of space in between those two extremes. There are cities with 50k or 250k people all over the country. As well as towns with 8000 people.

Lots of options for living situations out there.
Posted by: Montec at May 14, 2024 09:04 AM (tpjlM)
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Absolutely. For me, I like the small to midsized non-dense city environment. I live in a small city (about 40k, I think) that's 15 minutes from a midsized city metropolitan complex (about 500k). It's a really good balance for me. I am out of town but have access to town, I can afford a real house with some land, and there's a real economy with a surprising amount of economic diversity.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 09:08 AM (d04cU)

240 There used to be three good places to meet women: school, church and work. The first has an end date, the second may still work, the third will now result in termination or prosecution unless you're extremely attractive.
The fourth option used to be stuff like civic clubs (the coed ones, anyway), but clubs have mostly died off.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 09:00 AM (d04cU)

Yup...Well, that's where most guys mess up. You can't go to no bar to find a nice woman. You gotta go to a nice place, a quiet place like a library, there's good women there and 'erm, church, they're good girls.

Posted by: Clarence The Barber at May 14, 2024 09:08 AM (IebSC)

241 Don't recommend it for full-time unless you have self-discipline and solid work ethic.

I don't have either one, but my work (medical transcription) is structured so that I feel obligated to get things done as quickly as possible, though there are multiple points during the day where I can slack off (as my presence here indicates).

Anyway, 2 days / week from home and 5 days off. I can live with that.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing (aka Eloquent Depression) at May 14, 2024 09:09 AM (Q0kLU)

242 Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at May 14, 2024 09:04 AM (iruKY)

Fair enough. I was thinking more where I'm at where the hardware guys are inventing new things but, even there, I guess it may not matter.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 09:09 AM (nR2nR)

243 Here’s what I don’t get with the “a small percent of guys are fucking all the hot women” theory. What about the sorta hot women. Don’t they fuck the sorta hot guys, and so on down the line?

And yes I’m old and grew up in the olden days of the 90s before dating apps were a thing. 😀 we had to actually talk to girls. In person. The horror!!

Posted by: Montec at May 14, 2024 09:10 AM (tpjlM)

244 Once upon a time a woman could only extract resources from a man if she were giving him the booty. Now she gives the booty to Hotty McBigPecs and the government extracts resources from the guys she cannot be bothered with.


There are hints that there may have been tribes like this prior to the rise of civilization - the information isn't really solid. Basically resources were "shared" and there wasn't really any sort of formal sexual relationship...

But then they all got displaced by more "patriarchal" tribes and it isn't hard to see why...

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 09:10 AM (ibTVg)

245 Omar and Mohamed Badreddin, along with two others, were sentenced to a total of 38.5 years
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Journalism, do you do it.

Does this mean a total of 38.5 years between the four men??

Any which way even 38.5 years isn't nearly enough and if it's 38 years between them there are no words for the travesty that is the Western "justice" system.

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2024 09:10 AM (9yFRo)

246 Good morning and Happy Birthday JJ!

Your office linebacker hit on Turley is well placed. I see people who all the time are "oh why would they ever do that?" about stuff Leftists do. As if the Leftists are abiding by the rules in our civil society, or they they care about such things.

We need to understand that these people don't just disagree about marginal tax rates or which week is the limit for when a baby has human rights.

These people would slit our throats in our sleep and not have a second thought about it.

Posted by: blaster at May 14, 2024 09:10 AM (xhfG9)

247 146 The Tranny-ists have worked very hard to establish sex 'change' as normal development. They have legions of M.D.'s who will give expert testimony supporting this fiction.
Posted by: Gref at May 14, 2024 08:31 AM (5fDan)
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But that doesn't produce ova, which is probably the reason for the very long definition.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 08:34 AM (d04cU)


'Ova' is a discriminatory sexist term! And if you don't like that one, I can dream-up many more ways to rule the law un-Constitutional!

Posted by: Federal Judge Kono "Pineapple" Zulu at May 14, 2024 09:10 AM (5fDan)

248 LOL!!!:

CHEYENNE — As the Denver Police Department braces for an expected $8.4 million in budget cuts, or 1.9%, the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office is taking advantage of the potential marketing edge to try to poach Colorado law enforcement officers.

This week, LCSO unveiled a billboard in downtown Denver that reads “Work in Wyoming, where breaking the law is still illegal & cops are funded!” Laramie County Sheriff Brian Kozak said this move is a part of LCSO’s ongoing efforts to recruit from across the nation.

“We’ve been focusing on recruiting from Colorado for over a year now,” Kozak said. “Last year, in 2023, we focused a lot on digital advertising, social media (and) digital TV in the Colorado area, and we were very successful. We hired 72 people in just one year.”


Well played, Wyoming!!
https://tinyurl.com/5ph6t9sk

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2024 09:11 AM (cCVOS)

249 Sadly, I lost the wfh capability when I changed jobs. But as a contractor, we can't be outsourced to other countries so my checkbook reflects that.

Posted by: NR Pax at May 14, 2024 09:11 AM (//rwW)

250 Comparison is the enemy of joy.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 09:06 AM (d04cU)


As the philosopher Petula Clark said, "The other man's grass is always greener / The sun shines brighter on the other side."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing (aka Eloquent Depression) at May 14, 2024 09:12 AM (Q0kLU)

251 43 I still don’t know who Lizzo is (and don’t want to), but from comments seen here guess she’s a really fat singer… or a herd of water buffalo

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 14, 2024 07:52 AM (xT8gx)
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Yes

Posted by: Ciampino - is there a rhinopotamus? at May 14, 2024 09:12 AM (qfLjt)

252 Omar and Mohamed Badreddin, along with two others, were sentenced to a total of 38.5 years


Bedridden for a long time . . . Kablooee!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2024 09:12 AM (x0n13)

253 >>The fact that Conservative Inc still wants to play that one, having learned nothing from watching the Left "progressively" bind and silence us is rpredictable if nothing else. I feel like they're the camp guards telling us how comfortable and cozy the 10 by 10 rooms full of 100 people are.


Crazy, right?
Who are they trying to impress? Not like they'll get hired at The Atlantic or CNN?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2024 09:12 AM (cCVOS)

254 Insanely dangerous. It's a fairly serious problem, actually

I have had several clients in the past few years who made EVERYONE take the DEI crap. They emphasized that dating within the workplace is dangerous.

40 years ago when I put on my first shirt and tie for work, I was told the way of the world, and one of the first rules was "Don't Get Your Meat Where You Get Your Bread".

New HR communications cleaned up that simple message into a 30 minutes video.

Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at May 14, 2024 09:13 AM (iruKY)

255 “where breaking the law is still illegal ”

Haha. Sad but true statement.

Posted by: Montec at May 14, 2024 09:13 AM (tpjlM)

256 250 Comparison is the enemy of joy.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 09:06 AM (d04cU)

As the philosopher Petula Clark said, "The other man's grass is always greener / The sun shines brighter on the other side."
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing (aka Eloquent Depression) at May 14, 2024 09:12 AM (Q0kLU)


"Don't sleep in the subway, darling . . . (you'll miss your own mugging)"

- - Cousin Brucie

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2024 09:13 AM (x0n13)

257 CHEYENNE — As the Denver Police Department braces for an expected $8.4 million in budget cuts, or 1.9%, the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office is taking advantage of the potential marketing edge to try to poach Colorado law enforcement officers.

This week, LCSO unveiled a billboard in downtown Denver that reads “Work in Wyoming, where breaking the law is still illegal & cops are funded!”




Galactic level trolling. 😂😂😂

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2024 09:14 AM (gMj+h)

258 Here’s what I don’t get with the “a small percent of guys are fucking all the hot women” theory. What about the sorta hot women. Don’t they fuck the sorta hot guys, and so on down the line? ...
Posted by: Montec at May 14, 2024 09:10 AM (tpjlM)
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The initial assessment is incorrect. It's more like "a small percentage of guys are fucking all the women." The sorta-hot and not-hot women are fucking the same guys, by and large, as the hot women. Hot guys are more than willing to bed homely women, especially if they are just part of a wider group that includes better-looking women. It's about quantity and access, and they have it so they "spread the love."

Even plain women will get dozens or hundreds of hits a week on the apps and some number of them will convert if they want them to. Plain men will not, they might get a couple of hits a month and few if any will convert.

Men and women are different, which is why the apps don't work. They're all based on Tinder, and Tinder is based on Grindr. Grindr is one big sex party with lots of mutual access - but Grindr is for gay men, so men are both sides of the transaction. It didn't translate equitably to a heterosexual user base.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 09:14 AM (d04cU)

259 >>I still don’t know who Lizzo is (and don’t want to), but from comments seen here guess she’s a really fat singer… or a herd of water buffalo


Really fat singer who dresses like a p0rnstar on stage.
Her instagram is p0rny, too, it's gross.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2024 09:14 AM (cCVOS)

260 I think I may be of the first generation of internet dating. Met my wife via the online personals, back in the pre-app days.

We've been married for almost 25 years.

Posted by: American Hawkman at May 14, 2024 09:14 AM (skAOD)

261 Gamestop is now officially one of the 500 largest public companies in the US.

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2024 09:14 AM (RHGPo)

262 47
I did not attend Princeton.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 14, 2024 07:54 AM (RIvkX)
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I wonder what was the ultimate fate of the steer?

Posted by: Ciampino - is there a rhinopotamus?? at May 14, 2024 09:15 AM (qfLjt)

263 From 2 days ago now as mentioned here earlier. BTW, it was First Communion for 60 2nd-graders

Breaking911 @Breaking911
WATCH: Parishioners at Louisiana church stop possible mass shooting
https://tinyurl.com/ynney3wj
1:09 minutes

Posted by: andycanuck (ZdexC) at May 14, 2024 09:15 AM (ZdexC)

264 I have had several clients in the past few years who made EVERYONE take the DEI crap. They emphasized that dating within the workplace is dangerous. ...
Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at May 14, 2024 09:13 AM (iruKY)
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"Why don't men approach us anymore?"

Uhhh, y'all told us not to.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 09:15 AM (d04cU)

265 40 years ago when I put on my first shirt and tie for work, I was told the way of the world, and one of the first rules was "Don't Get Your Meat Where You Get Your Bread".


Heard both:
Never get your honey where you get your money.
Don't shit where you eat.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2024 09:15 AM (gMj+h)

266 the fact that pro-pali intifada is allowed to go on, but as soon as someone objects he goes to jail is proof that all this pro-pali stuff is an op. like st george, when feral gangs were allowed to trash and loot everything in their path, but flag waving grandmas and moms with kids went to jail

Posted by: runner at May 14, 2024 09:15 AM (V13WU)

267 260 I think I may be of the first generation of internet dating. Met my wife via the online personals, back in the pre-app days.

We've been married for almost 25 years.
Posted by: American Hawkman at May 14, 2024 09:14 AM (skAOD)


Wife and I met on line. Literally. Standing on line at the NYC DMV.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2024 09:15 AM (x0n13)

268 Head of the Main Personnel Directorate of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Lieutenant General Yuri Kuznetsov, was detained, law enforcement agencies told TASS. "Lieutenant General General Kuznetsov was detained as a suspect in a criminal offense. The case is being investigated by the Main Military Investigation Department of the Russian Investigative Committee," the source said.

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2024 09:16 AM (RHGPo)

269 I date a woman in marketing once. She worked on the 17th floor I was on 21st. So it was like we weren’t really do-workers anyway.

Marketing is where the best looking girls always seem to be. Sometimes accounting too, weirdly enough.

Posted by: Montec at May 14, 2024 09:16 AM (tpjlM)

270 I think I may be of the first generation of internet dating. Met my wife via the online personals, back in the pre-app days.

We've been married for almost 25 years.
Posted by: American Hawkman at May 14, 2024 09:14 AM (skAOD)



A bud is doing the online dating thing and has been for a while. The current lady has decided that because her therapist said she should be the most important person in her world and any love interests world, he should've dropped everything at an instant to call her and ask the question he wanted to ask and because he didn't, their budding relationship is now limping along, bleeding out.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 09:17 AM (Zz0t1)

271 I lived in Iowa as a kid and went to college there. As far as I’m concerned, the biggest sporting success in that state by far was and is Iowa wrestling. Dan Gable… nothing else need be said

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 14, 2024 08:45 AM (xT8gx)

Hah, given your name, I should've known!

Posted by: pookysgirl has the Dutchest last name ever at May 14, 2024 09:17 AM (dtlDP)

272 - Through 202 comments on the current state of things and not one mention of the most important, really only important, Entity involved in everything that's going on in this world.

Posted by: TeeJ at May 14, 2024 09:17 AM (xZpzx)

273 Latest new on University of Denver protest: Administrators have been insisting that student (or air quotes "students") show college ID before they will engage in further discussion. Students have refused for over 24 hours, despite warning. Gee, I wonder why?

They better clear them out today!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2024 09:17 AM (cCVOS)

274 I don't think I've ever had as much hope as I obtained upon reading this. I AM THE 80%.
Posted by: ... at May 14, 2024 09:07 AM (9yFRo)


Same here. If you were a lady who met me in person and spoke with me, I can talk past my face in about half an hour.

If all you saw was my face on a dating app, you'd throw up and then look for someone else.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing (aka Eloquent Depression) at May 14, 2024 09:17 AM (Q0kLU)

275 Let me dispel this really hot guys are doing all the women myth right now - I only have one woman.

That should settle it.

Posted by: blaster at May 14, 2024 09:17 AM (xhfG9)

276 I think I may be of the first generation of internet dating. Met my wife via the online personals, back in the pre-app days.

We've been married for almost 25 years.
Posted by: American Hawkman at May 14, 2024 09:14 AM (skAOD)
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It collapsed, largely for two reasons, I think.

First, "dating" doesn't exist anymore. It's an open sex market, not a dating market. Promiscuity rules the day. Different expectations, different outcomes. Second, moving it online just brings to that market higher efficiency, like eCommerce did for the retail business.

Not to mention that it allows for casting a *very* wide net. You used to have access to people you could find and meet in real life. Now, you have access to an entire city, region, country or world (depending on how much you're willing to shell out to bring the object of your transient affection to you).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 09:18 AM (d04cU)

277 Houston Police chief resigns, mayor 'shocked' by latest investigation’s revelation

In February, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner first announced that the Houston Police Department dropped 264,000 crime reports, including violent crimes and sexual assaults, which weren’t investigated because a “lack of personnel” code was assigned to them, The Center Square reported.

.. no wonder crime is down

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2024 09:18 AM (RHGPo)

278 Wife and I met on line. Literally. Standing on line at the NYC DMV.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2024 09:15 AM (x0n13)



Wife and I met in a dentist's office. She was the assistant. I was getting a wisdom tooth yanked. With my face all numb and mouth full of cotton, I clumsily asked her to a hockey game.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 09:18 AM (Zz0t1)

279 remember that judge who told the jury who acquitted Flynn "Nah fuck that, I'm going to prosecute this case myself"

get ready for the reboot.

There's NO WAY Trump isn't getting convicted by these Neomarxist assholes. No way.

Show me the man, I'll show you the crime.

Posted by: Smoothbrain McShitlib at May 14, 2024 09:18 AM (N/oGZ)

280 >>Never get your honey where you get your money.
Don't shit where you eat.


Don't fish off the company pier!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2024 09:18 AM (cCVOS)

281 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 09:14 AM (d04cU)

Makes sense. I assumed Chad was only banging Barbie. Then I forgot Chad is a dude who will bang anything that moves.

Posted by: Montec at May 14, 2024 09:18 AM (tpjlM)

282 Here’s what I don’t get with the “a small percent of guys are fucking all the hot women” theory. What about the sorta hot women. Don’t they fuck the sorta hot guys, and so on down the line?

Posted by: Montec at May 14, 2024 09:10 AM (tpjlM)


All of this is based on data gleaned from apps and research in college towns so normal places may be better but, no, guys who are a 7 or below basically get shut out or girls will go out with them to get them to pay for dinner with no intention of ever having anything more.

Social media and dating apps have turned everything into cancer. Men are lied to and walk away. Women are lied to and become toxic. It's almost like there's a concerted effort to prevent the next generation from being conceived.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 09:18 AM (nR2nR)

283 Businesses know they can't trust their employees to be honest and give an honest day's work from home.

So they're calling them back to the office.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden

For the most part, I agree. Just as important, is the water cooler talk. Be it gossip, family stories or the latest change in product or direction, those informal discussions really help the business and productivity.

Slack Marsha who says Slack John who says Slack HR (assuming you're at home) takes more time than just exiting your office for a short walk.

Plus, folks on the production floor who came into work wearing masks and being temp screened are the reason these office types still have a job.

Get back to the office, though if you work a hybrid Monday and Friday at home are out of the question.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at May 14, 2024 09:19 AM (FxH7T)

284 "Why don't men approach us anymore?"
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Because 95% of men are gay. Don't you watch TV?

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2024 09:19 AM (9yFRo)

285 Anyone know where Gas Pump Guy was from?

Looks Italian.

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 14, 2024 09:19 AM (IebSC)

286 Latest new on University of Denver protest: Administrators have been insisting that student (or air quotes "students") show college ID before they will engage in further discussion. Students have refused for over 24 hours, despite warning. Gee, I wonder why? ...
Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2024 09:17 AM (cCVOS)
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They're still printing the ID cards up?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 09:19 AM (d04cU)

287
In February, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner first announced that the Houston Police Department dropped 264,000 crime reports, including violent crimes and sexual assaults, which weren’t investigated because a “lack of personnel” code was assigned to them, The Center Square reported.

.. no wonder crime is down
Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2024 09:18 AM (RHGPo)



It's not a crime if it isn't reported.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 09:19 AM (Zz0t1)

288 Eugene Vindman
@YVindman
I'm Eugene Vindman. I reported Donald Trump's corruption, and it cost me my military career.

Now, I am running for Congress to stop MAGA extremists from banning books, abortion, and IVF.

I will always do what's right, no matter the cost. Please share our new TV ad!

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2024 09:19 AM (RHGPo)

289 Wife and I met in a dentist's office. She was the assistant. I was getting a wisdom tooth yanked. With my face all numb and mouth full of cotton, I clumsily asked her to a hockey game.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 09:18 AM (Zz0t1)
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Congratulations on your beautiful wife. I've never once met a homely dental assistant.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 09:20 AM (d04cU)

290 Back in my day a little booze got everyone laid, hot, ugly, tall, short. Errbody was fucking errbody else.

Posted by: Montec at May 14, 2024 09:20 AM (tpjlM)

291 I think I may be of the first generation of internet dating. Met my wife via the online personals, back in the pre-app days.

We've been married for almost 25 years.
Posted by: American Hawkman


Congratulations! Met mine on a dating app. Been married 11 years.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2024 09:20 AM (gMj+h)

292 >>Second, moving it online just brings to that market higher efficiency, like eCommerce did for the retail business.


Saw an ad recently from Tinder: New feature -- share your activity with friends! Wait 'till all these gals realize they're all sleeping with the same 10% (or whatever) of guys that are getting all the action . Yiiiiikes

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2024 09:21 AM (cCVOS)

293 I met Rev, get this, at church.

Posted by: grammie winger - cheesehead at May 14, 2024 09:21 AM (SfhV1)

294 WFH is just like anything else. It can work. It can not work. Blanket policies based on vanity or fear are just bad practice for any boss or manager.

When half your team is 10.5 hours difference, where your code repository sits doesn't matter, its more of a challenge organizing meetings with key people where someone isn't working in the middle of the night.

Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at May 14, 2024 09:22 AM (iruKY)

295 Saw an ad recently from Tinder: New feature -- share your activity with friends! Wait 'till all these gals realize they're all sleeping with the same 10% (or whatever) of guys that are getting all the action . Yiiiiikes
Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2024 09:21 AM (cCVOS)
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I could easily see this new feature backfiring, yeah.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 09:22 AM (d04cU)

296 ++++
Congratulations on your beautiful wife. I've never once met a homely dental assistant.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 09:20 AM (d04cU)



Dated for 7, lived together 4 of those years, married for 20 this year.

Thanks!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 09:22 AM (Zz0t1)

297 1000s Of Islamists Protest Against 'Censorship' After Calls For A Caliphate In Germenay Are Banned

The Salafist group organizers claimed unfair censorship after strict conditions were imposed on Muslims calling for a caliphate in Germany and against anti-Semitic rhetoric

... that immigration policy just didn't work the way it was supposed to

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2024 09:23 AM (RHGPo)

298 Pelosi Attacker Faces 40 Years, While Kavanaugh’s Attempted Murderer May Get ZERO Jail Time
=======================
John Hinckley did 40 years (the last four under supervised release) for actually shooting the President.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at May 14, 2024 09:24 AM (bs3S1)

299 "Kick the fucking door down"

Kamala Raises Eyebrows With Intense Advice For Young People



The MSM didn't report the entire sentence, which if I remember correctly was:

"Kick the fucking door down and blow the most important guy in the room."

Posted by: naturalfake at May 14, 2024 09:24 AM (eDfFs)

300 Met my wife via the online personals, back in the pre-app days.


I tell people who ask, that I was driving through the parking lot in a van when I saw her and said something rude and she agreed, and its been 25 years together since.

I like the look on church people's face when they hear that.

Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at May 14, 2024 09:24 AM (iruKY)

301 Don't fish off the company pier!
Posted by: Lizzy


That's a good one!

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2024 09:24 AM (gMj+h)

302 >>I'm Eugene Vindman. I reported Donald Trump's corruption, and it cost me my military career.

Now, I am running for Congress to stop MAGA extremists from banning books, abortion, and IVF.


Of, FFS, Bearclaw wants to hold elective office?
I guess that Defense Minister for Ukraine offer didn't come through after all?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2024 09:24 AM (cCVOS)

303 288 Eugene Vindman
@YVindman
I'm Eugene Vindman. I reported Donald Trump's corruption, and it cost me my military career.

Now, I am running for Congress to stop MAGA extremists from banning books, abortion, and IVF.

I will always do what's right, no matter the cost. Please share our new TV ad!
Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2024 09:19 AM (RHGPo)


Seriously ?

Posted by: It's me donna at May 14, 2024 09:24 AM (Akjoo)

304 U.S. Department of Justice @TheJusticeDept 15h
Today, Attorney General Garland convened a meeting of the Election Threats Task Force, underscoring the Department’s #ElectionSecurity efforts to safeguard election workers - whether elected, appointed, or volunteer - from threats and intimidation.
🔗: justice.gov/opa/speech/attor…

Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 @julie_kelly2 8m
Whenever you see these 3 thugs together, you know something bad is afoot.

DOJ plans to use the full weight of federal law enforcement to investigate and prosecute whatever they deem as a “threat” to election workers—something that is not a federal issue whatsoever but instead a way to leverage J6-like terrorism vibes to warn Americans not to criticize anyone tied to administering elections.

This will include county election clerks, secretaries of state, and governors who again try to rig/steal the 2024 election. And a “threat,” as we’ve seen with Jan 6 prosecution, can include posting memes critical of Democrats on Facebook.

Aren’t you glad the GOP keeps finding this treachery?
====
So saying, "WTF are you blocking the windows with Bristol board for?" will get you charged à la J6.

Posted by: andycanuck (ZdexC) at May 14, 2024 09:24 AM (ZdexC)

305
For the most part, I agree. Just as important, is the water cooler talk. Be it gossip, family stories

-/-

Fuuuck no. I really don’t care what you did over the weekend. And I’m pretty sure you don’t care what if did. I barely know if my co-workers are married or not.

One of the problems of modern offices is the “we’re all a family” bullshit. Uhm no we’re not. We’re business partners who are replaceable at a moment’s notice and will be forgotten 5 minutes after we leave. Family members don’t get laid off because profits dropped 4% last quarter.

And if you still want to know what Marsha did Saturday night, Teams or Zoom is there to discuss it.

Posted by: Montec at May 14, 2024 09:25 AM (tpjlM)

306 278 With my face all numb and mouth full of cotton, I clumsily asked her to a hockey game.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 09:18 AM (Zz0t1)

I could make a Huma Hilary joke but shall resist.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2024 09:25 AM (x0n13)

307 89 "Bison are like women, they neither burp nor fart. -- Ruminant Equity and Emission Expert"

This is scientific falsehood right here...

Everyone knows that if women don't fart, their ankles will swell up.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2024 08:18 AM (a1415)
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Yes but only when wearing pantyhose.

Posted by: Ciampino - is there a lizzopotamus?? at May 14, 2024 09:25 AM (qfLjt)

308 I tell people who ask, that I was driving through the parking lot in a van when I saw her and said something rude and she agreed, and its been 25 years together since.

I like the look on church people's face when they hear that.
Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure


I can't even make the easy joke. Just wouldn't be right.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2024 09:25 AM (gMj+h)

309 @julie_kelly2
Whenever you see these 3 thugs together, you know something bad is afoot. ...
Posted by: andycanuck (ZdexC) at May 14, 2024 09:24 AM (ZdexC)
++++
Terse. Clear. Pointed.

One of the better tweets ever written.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 09:26 AM (d04cU)

310 So saying, "WTF are you blocking the windows with Bristol board for?" will get you charged à la J6.
Posted by: andycanuck (ZdexC) a


Now you're getting it comrade.
-AG Garland

Posted by: BruceWayne at May 14, 2024 09:26 AM (CIS44)

311 I thought that vindman thing was parody.

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2024 09:26 AM (9yFRo)

312 "Bison are like women, they neither burp nor fart. -- Ruminant Equity and Emission Expert"

This is scientific falsehood right here...

Everyone knows that if women don't fart, their ankles will swell up.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


Women can't fart. Scientific fact. They can't keep their mouths shut long enough to build up enough pressure.


(Sorry 'ettes. It's just a joke)

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2024 09:27 AM (gMj+h)

313 Social media and dating apps have turned everything into cancer. Men are lied to and walk away. Women are lied to and become toxic. It's almost like there's a concerted effort to prevent the next generation from being conceived.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 09:18 AM (nR2nR)

which is why in about 40 years or so, the US will be inhabited primarily by very conservative Christians, and Mexicans. And that'll be an interesting culture.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2024 09:27 AM (S6gqv)

314 Now, I am running for Congress to stop MAGA extremists from banning books, abortion, and IVF.
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That are all states issues and not federal. Some are even just municipal.

Posted by: andycanuck (ZdexC) at May 14, 2024 09:27 AM (ZdexC)

315 311 I thought that vindman thing was parody.
Posted by: ... at May 14, 2024 09:26 AM (9yFRo)


What his wife said on their honeymoon night.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2024 09:27 AM (x0n13)

316 >>I could easily see this new feature backfiring, yeah.


Also, I'm old enough to remember those early AIDs PSAs where they did the math on hookups - something like I slept with a guy, who's slept with X people, and each of them has slept with X people, and they slept with X people and on and on. . .

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2024 09:27 AM (cCVOS)

317 Congratulations on your beautiful wife. I've never once met a homely dental assistant.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 09:20 AM (d04cU)


Dated for 7, lived together 4 of those years, married for 20 this year.

Thanks!
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 09:22 AM (Zz0t1)



This is Sponge's beautiful house.

This is Sponge's beautiful wife.

My God! What did Sponge do?

Posted by: Pre-Zombie David Bryne Got Bonked On the Head and Forgot What He Was Singing at May 14, 2024 09:27 AM (eDfFs)

318 Eugene Vindman?

Doesn't he live next to Krispy Kreme?

Posted by: dantesed at May 14, 2024 09:27 AM (Oy/m2)

319 Posted by: Pre-Zombie David Bryne Got Bonked On the Head and Forgot What He Was Singing at May 14, 2024 09:27 AM (eDfFs)
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I laughed. A nice thing to have happen in the morning. Thanks, naturalfake.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 09:28 AM (d04cU)

320 You never see an old dental hygienist. Are they like stewardesses in the 1960s? Forced to retire at 27 or when they get married.

Posted by: Montec at May 14, 2024 09:29 AM (tpjlM)

321 Of, FFS, Bearclaw wants to hold elective office?
I guess that Defense Minister for Ukraine offer didn't come through after all?
Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2024 09:24 AM (cCVOS)


Isn't that BoB? Brother of Bearclaw?

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 09:29 AM (nR2nR)

322 Hedge Funds Hammered As 'Roaring Kitty' Returns; Bitcoin & Black Gold Bid

...worst day for hedge funds since June 2021 (when 'roaring kitty' last appeared on X)

Gamestop is now officially one of the 500 largest public companies in the US.

... these morons still brought 'naked' puts on Gamestop after getting burned in 2021

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2024 09:29 AM (RHGPo)

323 Byron Donalds will also be in the courthouse today supporting Trump.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 14, 2024 09:30 AM (NpAcC)

324 Congratulations on your beautiful wife. I've never once met a homely dental assistant.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 09:20 AM (d04cU)

Mrs Aspirin Factory is a hygienist and this comment rates true.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at May 14, 2024 09:30 AM (CFoZl)

325 Don't dip your pen in the company inkwell.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 14, 2024 09:30 AM (4I/2K)

326 Dated for 7, lived together 4 of those years, married for 20 this year.

Thanks!
Posted by: Sponge


Congratulations! 31 years total.
The woman is a saint.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2024 09:30 AM (gMj+h)

327 For the most part, I agree. Just as important, is the water cooler talk. Be it gossip, family stories

I work in tech in a big city. All water cooler talk is about the latest gay orgy, how their transition is going, or how we need to overturn western civilization to stop ORANGEMAN. I can do without.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 09:31 AM (nR2nR)

328 The whole "Our company is like a family" thing is code for "We are together on nights, weekends, and major holidays, because that's when families SHOULD be together". So, essentially, if that's a buzzword where you work, run.

Posted by: American Hawkman at May 14, 2024 09:31 AM (skAOD)

329 NOODlum.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 09:31 AM (Zz0t1)

330 Mrs Aspirin Factory is a hygienist and this comment rates true.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at May 14, 2024 09:30 AM (CFoZl)
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I feel genuinely bad for homely girls who want to work in the dental business but aren't dentists. They have no shot. Maybe working for a female dentist. I dunno. The only profession in my experience that is on average better looking than dental hygienists and assistants is pharmaceutical sales reps.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 09:31 AM (d04cU)

331 And if you still want to know what Marsha did Saturday night, Teams or Zoom is there to discuss it.

Posted by: Montec

That, ALONG WITH product design update or new direction travels faster than the CEO email.

You're simply wrong that as a supervisor not asking your direct report how their weekend went or how's your husband's chemo going doesn't add cohesion.

Yes, the above are extremes. Which simply means most in-between counts. You're spending 8-10 hours with your team or co-workers. Office banter is not bad.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at May 14, 2024 09:32 AM (FxH7T)

332 #304 Addendum: Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 retweeted
Charlie Kirk @charliekirk11 14h
Attorney General Merrick Garland flanked by Deputy AG Lisa Monaco and FBI Director Chris Wray, gives an update on how the Election Threats Taskforce has "accelerated" its work.

Last week, Sec. Mayorkas announced that DHS is working with the FBI and ramping up "with intensity" to respond to "election threats" including "far-right extremist activity" and to combat spreaders of "disinformation."

Joe Biden said last week Trump will not accept the results of the election, despite Trump being way ahead in the polls.

Joe Biden says simply that "the polling is wrong."

As the lawfare continues to backfire, they're laying the groundwork for their next scheme. 🤔

Posted by: andycanuck (ZdexC) at May 14, 2024 09:32 AM (ZdexC)

333
Congratulations! 31 years total.
The woman is a saint.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2024 09:30 AM (gMj+h)



Well, 27 total. We lived together for 4 of the 7 years we dated, but overall, you're correct.

She's blessed me beyond anything I could've asked for.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 09:32 AM (Zz0t1)

334 I thought it was Vindman's twin brother who was running - but this lying sack of shit is running, too?

Oh Yevgevny is the twin brother, Alexander is the real shitbird. Oh they both claim they were whistleblowers?

That district is currently represented by Abigail Spannberger. It is rural enough that it could be Republican. In 2020, Spannberger lost the race. Until someone found a thumb drive with 84,000 votes just for her on it. No, really, stop laughing the only thing that would make it funnier is if they had a lame excuse like oh we forgot about it because we reused a 4GB usb drive to save taxpayers money!

Oh, wait.

Spannberger was one of a few CIA women to run and win Congressional seats. She's going to be the Democrat candidate for governor in Virginia. Don't know who is going to win the power struggle on the Republican side - I'd like to see Winsome Sears take on Spannberger.

Posted by: blaster at May 14, 2024 09:34 AM (xhfG9)

335 You're simply wrong that as a supervisor not asking your direct report how their weekend went or how's your husband's chemo going doesn't add cohesion.

Yes, the above are extremes. Which simply means most in-between counts. You're spending 8-10 hours with your team or co-workers. Office banter is not bad.
Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at May 14, 2024 09:32 AM (FxH7T)

I manage a team of 7, soon to be 8. We do just fine without me knowing what they do in their spare time. And that’s the key we don’t spend 8/10 hours together. We’re all remote. We spend maybe 3 hours together in meetings. The rest of the time we are on our own.

Posted by: Montec at May 14, 2024 09:34 AM (tpjlM)

336 - The producer price index, a measure of what producers receive for the goods they produce, increased 0.5% in April and was up 2.2% on a 12-month basis, the biggest gain in a year.
- The core PPI also rose 0.5% compared with the 0.2% Dow Jones estimate.
- Services prices boosted the wholesale inflation reading, climbing 0.6% and accounting for about three-quarters of the headline gain.

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2024 09:36 AM (RHGPo)

337 Thank you, Mr. Sefton - great post, as always. Before a muslim is permitted entry to a western country, he should be required to stand on the koran while eating a ham sandwich and washing it down with a bottle of MD 20/20.

Posted by: Oglebay at May 14, 2024 09:37 AM (ogTiX)

338 The producer price index, a measure of what producers receive for the goods they produce, increased 0.5% in April and was up 2.2% on a 12-month basis, the biggest gain in a year.
- The core PPI also rose 0.5% compared with the 0.2% Dow Jones estimate.
- Services prices boosted the wholesale inflation reading, climbing 0.6% and accounting for about three-quarters of the headline gain.
Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2024 09:36 AM (RHGPo)
++++
This is fine. No need to fear downstream CPI inflation effects over the next 1-3 quarters. All is well. Vote for the Party!

Posted by: Financial TV at May 14, 2024 09:40 AM (d04cU)

339 Good morning, all, and thanks, J.J. 🙏

Then:
Times of Israel, 3 Aug 2020, ‘Seinfeld’ actor Jason Alexander to host Biden’s fundraiser on anti-Semitism
Online event will feature a conversation between two Jewish lawmakers, Sen. Jacky Rosen and Rep. Adam Schiff; tickets range from $250 to $50,000

JTA org, Aug 3, 2020, 'Biden holding fundraiser with Jacky Rosen, Adam Schiff and Jason Alexander focused on fighting anti-Semitism'

Times of Israel, 5 Aug 2020, 'At Biden fundraiser, top Dems and Jason Alexander bash Trump, and get personal
Event, which nominee does not attend, billed as ‘Virtual Conversation on Anti-Semitism,’ focuses on president’s role in rising hate'

Haaretz | U.S. News, Aug 5, 2020, 'At Biden Fundraiser Focused on anti-Semitism, Schiff, Rosen and Jason Alexander Bash Trump — and Get Personal
Jewish critics of Trump point to several examples that they say proves he either has a blind spot on anti-Semitism or actively engenders it'

Now: May 12, 2024, White House, Remarks by President Biden at a Campaign Reception | Medina, WA

(In part) "Look, before I begin, let me answer a question related t the hostage deal I get - keep getting asked by the

Cont'd: 1/3

Posted by: L - If they do it with you, they'll do it to you, too at May 14, 2024 10:31 AM (NFX2v)

340 2/3: by the press and all the folks out there.

You know, there would be a ceasefire tomorrow if Hara- — Hamas would release the hostages — the women and the elderly and the wounded. Israel said it’s up to Hamas; if they wanted to do it, we could end it tomorrow. And the ceasefire would begin tomorrow. It all has to do — you know, we’ve not — anyway, I don’t want to — I guess I shouldn’t get into all this about Israel. But, you know — well, I don’t want to get going, I guess. (Laughter.)"

> U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Chinese Persecution of the Uyghurs and US Responses to China’s Crimes Against the Uyghurs

Then: In June 2020, the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 became US law. On January 19, 2021, then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a determination that the atrocities against Muslim Uyghurs and other members of ethnic and religious minority groups in Xinjiang constituted genocide and crimes against humanity.

Now: (So quiet, and...) CBS News, Jan. 2024, Rebranding China's conflicted Xinjiang Region as a tourist destination

Continued 2/3

Posted by: L - If they do it with you, they'll do it to you, too at May 14, 2024 10:31 AM (NFX2v)

341 > The White House, March 11, 2024 (Note: Released during FJB's West Coast billionaire begathon) FACT SHEET: The President’s Budget Cuts Taxes for Working Families and Makes Big Corporations and the Wealthy Pay Their Fair Share

"President Biden's tax plan would build on this progress with reforms that will finally make the wealthiest Americans pay their fair share. The President's Budget: Requires Billionaires to Pay at Least 25 Percent of Income in Taxes."

Both now & then as we've heard this at least four solid years.

What's the real plan? An example: "And Microsoft is investing $3 billion to build a data center in Racine to power their artifial intelligence system. It's being built on the same site that Trump promised FoxComm would build a $10 billion manufacturing center. Trump even showed up at the groundbreaking with, literally, a golden shovel -[laughter] - promising this would be the, quote, "eighth wonder of the world." Give me a break. Anyway - [laughter] - "

So the real billionaire plan has always been to give it to FJB & his cohorts and they'll play nice, too? 🤔


Continued 3/4

Posted by: L - If they do it with you, they'll do it to you, too at May 14, 2024 10:31 AM (NFX2v)

342 One more billionaire (who hates the idea of peasants on his 'private' beach) sponsor of JFB's West Coast begathon last week had fun on X:

"The question I keep asking myself is would his supporters want their own kids to be like @realDonaldTrump and have #Trumpvalues? Do you want your kids to be like him? Republicans and Democrats can disagree on priorities but its Democrats, Republicans and #DONkeyRump Trump hijack victims," K wrote (Hindustan Times)

And also,

"Justice Thomas decries 'nastiness' and 'lies' against him. With all the sketchy things he has done & not been transparent about, does he think this is unjustified? We have to sometimes presume likelihood of guilt even if we can't convict him based on that."

DONkeyRump Trump hijack victims? Add that to your list of insults. (Amazing that somehow the FJB Idiot Clan always has someone carrying the water for them.)
----
Anyway, have fun reading about last week's campaign receptions. And note how the group of deplorables ever grows.

I stand with Israel, pray for the release of ALL Hamas hostages (ages 1 through 86, and of several nationalities) and for the strength and accuracy of the IDF.

4/4


Posted by: L - If they do it with you, they'll do it to you, too at May 14, 2024 10:31 AM (NFX2v)

343 The *only* thing that matters in the Trump persecutions is jury selection. No testimony, facts, evidence, or lack thereof matters in the least.

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