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    Buttigieg Leads Dem Field in IA

    There was a new poll yesterday from Iowa State University that shows Pete Buttigieg leading the pack of four at the top of the Democratic caucuses in Iowa.

    Pete Buttigieg 24%
    Bernie Sanders 21%
    Elizabeth Warren 18%
    Joe Biden 15%
    Amy Klobuchar 4%
    Andrew Yang 3%
    Cory Booker 3%
    Tulsi Gabbard 3%
    Tom Steyer 2%

    This poll was done December 12-16 among 632 likely caucus goers

    Posted by Dave at 10:42 pm
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    500 Responses to “Buttigieg Leads Dem Field in IA”

    1. MichiganGuy says:


    2. Tgca says:

      Uno Bebe! Uno!

    3. Tgca says:

      Dos Bebe! Dos!

    4. lisab says:

      “Yes, my father Billy Graham founded Christianity Today; but no, he would not agree with their opinion piece. In fact, he would be very disappointed.”

      “I have not previously shared who my father voted for in the past election, but because of this article, I feel it is necessary to share it now. My father knew Donald Trump, he believed in Donald Trump, and he voted for Donald Trump.”

      “Christianity Today feels [Trump] should be removed from office because of false accusations that the President emphatically denies.”

    5. Bitterlaw says:

      A new thread? It’s a Christmas miracle.

    6. Tgca says:

      OMG! I had surgery and taking periodic naps since I can’t sleep long intervals and they got me on these meds that are seriously giving me some mind-blowing acid dropping dreams. Holy chit! My head is spinning. I even dreamt they impeached Trump.

    7. lisab says:


      you have been talking about your injuries for a while,

      if you don’t mind sharing, what happened?

    8. Tgca says:

      7 LisaB

      I got joint and nerve disease and arthritis all over. Started rather young in my 20s. Now instead of going on vacations to exotic places, I have surgeries. I’m going for the Guiness Book of Records on orthopedic surgeries. 8 to date.

      You can thank me for the high cost of health insurance.

    9. Tgca says:

      I’m thinking God is punishing me for poking fun at AaroninTexas. He had to read like 100 pages a day while in grad school.

    10. lisab says:

      oh, i am so sorry to hear that.

      but no worries about the cost, healthcare is now free

    11. lisab says:

      100 pages a day …

      you read a hundred pages and what do you get
      another day older and deeper in debt
      saint peter don’t you call me ’cause I can’t go
      i owe my soul to the company store

    12. lisab says:

      better 100 pages a day …

      you read a hundred pages and what do you get
      another day older and deeper in debt
      saint peter don’t you call me ’cause I can’t go
      i owe my soul to the amazon store

    13. lisab says:

      thousands upon thousands of years ago, cavemen and cave women made a deal … men would go hunt saber-toothed tigers and woolly mammoths, while women would take care of the cave, take care of the children and gather nuts and berries.

      now … several ice ages later, men have built thousands of miles of roads, constructed huge buildings, invented machines that took men to the moon, indeed invented whole schools of thought, including but not limited to philosophy, theology, astronomy, mathematics, logic, physics etc., which have allowed men to do some pretty incredible things … in fact i do not think that i would be wrong in saying that 99% of all structures on earth have been made by men,

      and for this they think themselves rather intelligent over-achievers.

      meanwhile, women, in the west at least, still largely take care of the “cave” — built by men, only now much nicer with running hot and cold running water, indoor plumbing, and blazing fast internet connections for streaming movies produced by mostly men …

      take care of the children, which we now get to largely decide when we want them because of birth control invented by men, …

      and … while you guys are off working as police officers and construction workers and oil rig workers on ocean oil rigs in the north sea, we still go gather nuts and berries … only in cars mostly made by men, on roads mostly paved by men, in stores constructed by men … and when we get there the nuts and berries have been already pre-gathered and packaged for us … mostly by men. in fact, if we take public transportation, polite men will sometimes give us their seat if they see us carrying groceries.

      and because of this we know we ARE rather intelligent over-achievers. 🙂

      (if only these damn democrats would stop messing things up with their are no genders crap!)

    14. lisab says:

      poor aaron_in_texas

      i can imagine him now … a broken down english professor … worn down by years of paper cuts, eyesight ruined … until one day … they send him to that community college in the countryside

    15. lisab says:

      peter buttplug wants to give reparations to illegals.

      that is a big change from when i snuck across the border years ago

    16. lisab says:

      Disadvantaged young people in inner-London are more likely to go to university than wealthier youngsters outside the capital, according to official figures.

      The Department for Education analysis reveals big regional differences across England in the likelihood of getting places in higher education.

      Inner London’s entry rate is 48% for pupils eligible for free school meals.

      This is higher than non-free school meals pupils anywhere outside London.

      The figures show a widening gap in getting places in higher education between disadvantaged and better-off pupils – using eligibility for free school meals as a measure.

    17. lisab says:

      A White House staffer is going around Capitol Hill delivering to democrat offices Trump’s letter to Pelosi along with a Christmas card that says “Merry Christmas”

    18. lisab says:

      Subreddit icon
      •Posted byu/iltdiTX
      5 hours ago
      #Maga is fired up raising $20.6 million by the RNC in November. In the last 48 hours the RNC and the campaign has raised over $10 million! It’s not just donations show enthusiasm. They have already trained 30,000 volunteers in 2016 there was only 5000.

    19. jason says:

      I would volunteer but I worked on Romney’s Project Orca and look what happened.

    20. jason says:

      can imagine him now … a broken down english professor”

      I can see Kommie Kory in a few years at the Karl Marx Senior Home walking around with a chalkboard and yelling at the other patients “see, it DOES add up to 103%”.

    21. jason says:

      I feel I was disadvantaged by not growing up in America, and I probably missed a lot of entitlements that people who were born here got. I would probably have more assets and been more successful had I been born here.

      The first Dem that offers to pay me reparations gets my vote.

      Sorry, sue me, but the llamas have to eat.

    22. jason says:

      Mitch McConnell: ‘I’m Not Sure What Leverage There Is in Refraining From Sending Us Something We Do Not Want’

    23. lisab says:

      Donald Trump Is The Babylon Bee’s Christian Of The Year 2019

    24. jason says:

      Hey Bitter, are hacking government computers and violating espionage laws “political offenses”?

      “Lawyers for Julian Assange said on Thursday they will argue that the WikiLeaks founder cannot be sent from Britain to the United States to face spying charges because a treaty between the two countries bans extradition for political offences.

      Assange, 48, faces 18 counts in the U.S. including conspiring to hack government computers and violating an espionage law. He could spend decades in prison if convicted.

    25. jason says:

      I will give Biden a pass on account Kommie Kory’s “new” math might have taken hold due to the strong influence HHR has in America and indeed the world.

      “Joe Biden defended his age during the Democratic presidential primary debate by saying he would be younger at the end of his first term than Winston Churchill when he left office as British prime minister.

      Churchill, who was prime minister during World War II and died in 1965, left office as prime minister in 1955 when he was 81. Biden, who is turned 77 in November, would be 82 in 2024 and 86 in 2028.”

    26. John says:

      “Personal Income Gains $101B in November….exceeding forecasts”
      “Disposable personal income rose $87B in November exceeding forecasts”
      “Personal consumption expenditures (consumer spending) rose $65B in November exceeding forecasts”
      Recession? What recession?

    27. Wobbles says:

      That is all very well and good, but a good economy is good for Trump.

      We can’t have that. We need it to crash so a socialist will win.

      This will be bad for Trump.

    28. Tgca says:

      22. Jadon

      I don’t think you are eligible for reparations. You were granted asylum here after you and your llama swam all the way here from that chithole country. You have embraced the American dream more than many natural born citizens and made a good life for your family and succeeded here despite your personality and the grotesque fact that you are a proud and unrepentant carnivore. America has been good to you and even when you were threatened with deportation by Amoral Scumbags at HHR, we Americans rallied around you. I even offered marriage to keep you here. I think we Americans have shown our generosity and you should be grateful for that in itself and show some humility and switch to a vegan diet. Sorry! I just don’t think reparations apply in your case.

    29. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      NEW @CNN 15 Battleground States Poll:

      Trump 47
      Biden 47

      Trump 48 (+2)
      Warren 46

      Trump 49 (+4)
      Sanders 45

      Trump 48 (+5)
      Buttigieg 43
      http://cdn.cnn.com/cnn/2019/images/12/20/rel14c.-.economy,.general.election.pdf …

      RCP Averages

      Biden 48% (+4.4%)
      Trump 44%

      Sanders 48% (+2.4%)
      Trump 45%

      Trump 46% (+0.4%)
      Warren 46%

      Trump 45% (+1.29)
      Buttigieg 44%

    30. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      31. The more the voters see of the Democratic candidates, the less they like them. At this point, see Trump favored for re=election, especially if the Democrats nominate the U.S. version of Jeremy Corbyn.

    31. jason says:

      Sorry! I just don’t think reparations apply in your case.”

      Tgca has a lot of good reasons for why I am not owed reparations.

      Nobody ever claimed reparations are fair.

      Now pay up and shut up.

    32. Bitterlaw says:

      I am sorry that Tgca has so many medical issues. Maybe eating real food might help.

    33. lisab says:

      The Russian owned company Paul Pelosi was a board member of appears to be DIRECTLY connected to Russian government. The Ana Shell company SOFTAN PTE. LTD. has the EXACT same office number as Gazprom, the state-owned Russian oil and gas company. @HowleyReporter

    34. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      34. “I am sorry that Tgca has so many medical issues. Maybe eating real food might help.”

      Agree. Why torment yourself with crummy food, when it doesn’t appear to be doing anything for your health. Tgca should try a heavy beef diet for one month. Then see how he feels. I know vegetarians who switched back to eating meat, and their health improved.

    35. lisab says:

      many vegetarians and vegans have very poor diets.

      there are certainly healthy vegetarian diets, practiced for centuries by various cultures, many jains and buddhists for example were/are pretty strict vegetarians

      but many westerners who try to be vegetarians cannot or do not follow the proper diets and thus don’t get the nutrition they need

      i myself have been a vegetarian since about middle school, because of calorie restriction, but in college my room mate convinced me to try being a vegan, which at the time was not well supported at my campus. due to a lack of available food at the time, i dropped down to less than 85 pounds and my doctor yelled at me.

      i probably could be a vegan now, given the wider selection of foods available, but i actually have nothing against eating dairy or eggs, so there is no point.

    36. jason says:

      Personally, I recommend bacon as a supplement to a “heavy beef diet”.

    37. jason says:

      “… men would go hunt saber-toothed tigers and woolly mammoths, while women would take care of the cave, take care of the children and gather nuts and berries.”

      I think this is demeaning to women because most yearn to churn butter too.

    38. Bitterlaw says:

      I am tired of these offensive assumptions about our ancestors. Walt was an excellent berry picker in addition to killing saber toothed tigers.

    39. jason says:

      Walt was gay?

      Oh well, that was a long time ago.

    40. jason says:

      I can’t see Walt frolicking through meadows picking berries.

      Especially knowing he was a delegate to the secret Bear Skull Cave Society.

    41. Bitterlaw says:

      After millions of years dodging dinosaurs. Walt deserved a rest picking berries.

    42. jason says:

      By tbe way, I am sure my reparations will be doubled for being called “Jadon” by Tgca.

      In Quechua, jadon means “he who refuses to bow to the llama Gods”, a clear case of character assassination.

    43. Tgca says:

      Ok, clearly certain HHR posters need to be schooled since they have no clue of nutrition or causes of certain medical conditions. Generally, having joint and nerve disease is not a product of diet, especially since my condition has progressed for 25+ years and started early on in my youth, probably in teen years unbeknownst to me until my 20s. I only became a vegetarian about 4 years ago due to nerve damage in esophageal muscles that might otherwise result in choking to death consuming certain foods, specifically certain fleshy and dry foods. Though I’ve always had a similar diet of veggies, nuts, and certain grains with low salt and sugar, chicken breast was my flesh of choice and only occasional beef and no pork or seafood, which are also high in toxins. However, with a less than 50% of properly working esophageal muscles at this point, these flesh foods could be life-threatening to me.

      2nd, health is measured in crucial organ stability and not diet, and Drs tell me my heart is in excellent shape. I recently had echocardiogram, as well as cardiocatherization a couple years back, and various venal studies and they find no heart disease or blockages at all …and as a middle-aged dude, I still boast a blood pressure rate better than 95% of Americans in any age group with a consistent 100 to 110 over 65 to 80 with similar low cholesterol ratios that has been my norm for decades. On top that, I have clear lungs in excellent shape as well as ideal oxygen levels and pulse rate.

      3rd, muscle mass is an important health attribute as well, and thats where I excel even on a vegetarian diet. Muscle mass supports skeletal and organ stability and is a sign of many other healthy long-life benefits. Though I am not a wide fellow, I fluctuate between 160 to 170 lbs and still fit into 30 to 31 waist pants which is something most 20-something year old American dudes can’t do. In fact, my orthopedic Drs think I’ve done better than most with my disease because I have very superior muscle mass which is unusual compared to most with my condition, hence, the reason I can probably still work and get around without being wheelchair bound at this point….and the added youthful benefit that muscle mass helps keep skin from wrinkling, hence, why I still don’t have wrinkles and frown lines except for tiniest itty bitty fine laugh lines when I squint, as well as a full head of hair… But I digress….

      Joint and nerve disease onset is generally from trauma or genetics and has nothing to do with diet at all and eating more flesh will not improve it. In fact, eating flesh can exacerbate it by reducing healthy pH levels and causing more inflammation in certain cases since eating diets rich in animal fats are acidic and additional body inflammation is the last thing a person with joint and nerve disease needs.

      I have a healthy low carb diet, balanced with healthy fats and proteins, low salt, and low sugar diet for decades and eat quality proteins found in organic eggs and dairy products, that are superior to highly rich carnivore diets of greasy, acidic fats, salts, and other artery clogging accompaniments common in American diets. My diet for decades has reflected a more traditional Mediterranean healthy diet that European ancestors indulged in until the last 100 years of overeating habits. This diet also does well for my rare blood type of AB+ with less than 4% of world population having it, as it is the newest blood type due to migrations and less than 1,000 years old and appears well-suited for certain foods and conditions in this era.

      Now, I may still suffer from joint and nerve disease or get cancer since both are hereditary in my case … and specifically high incidence in my familial tree for various cancers, but diet will not significantly decrease those risks. On top of that, I am extremely energetic and thrive on less than 6 hours of sleep nightly for decades without any related physical limitations that slow down many others from sleep deprivation. Some folks are just designed differently and diet alone will not enhance their performance significantly.

      So the moral of the story here, is that other than joint and nerve disease, my health appears superior for my age group by most medical standards due to a healthy life style for decades and now switching to an acidic meaty diet life style is a really stoopid dumb-@$$ recommendation that only the most ignorant would advocate.

      The human body was not meant to consume the current fatty and acidic rich diets of today. Original human diets consisted of bland foods of meat, fish, vegetables, fruits, and nuts without all the added accompaniment and flavors of today, and folks did not eat regular meals as periodic daily fasting and unavailability of food was quite common and necessary for survival of our species, and important in body cleansing. Overweight, sickly folks from gorging diets would not have been nomadic and able to populate the earth, and persevere in many of the challenging conditions that existed thousands of years ago to grow our species.

      In closing, ignorance is bliss so for you ignorant sl*ts here at HHR, a little education can go a long way. …and remember two important adages about food and health:

      – you are what you eat, and
      – eat to live, not live to eat

      Hugs and kisses always

    44. Tgca says:

      Ha! I think I beat out SDC for longest post of the day but I’m sure he still wins on a regular basis.

    45. jason says:

      Poor Tgca, I doubt he believes any of that drivel, but feels compelled to write it anyway.

      Here is my recommendation. Throw all that crap out, buy yourself a nice porterhouse, cook it rare, and eat it without any vegetables or starches.

      You will be on the road to feeling a lot better.

    46. jason says:

      I am having a nice, acidic, lunch.

      Lamb chops.

    47. jason says:

      Tgca, sorry, but that dog won’t hunt.

      I have seen enough of your diet to know you eat way too much sugar and carbs.

      You are the poster child for the sugar/grain industry.

      I am a poster child for the beef/pork industry.

    48. Tgca says:

      Ha! My drivel, is supported by years of medical research, historical statistics, and common sense by decades of thousands of studies. Countless Americans in poor health due to diet and lifestyle is a reality and not fictitious in the US and many are simply kept alive through drug interventions, otherwise, they would already be dead without these drugs that actually don’t heal but simply delay the inevitable.

      No one is saying a balanced omnivore diet is bad, it’s just that the Americanized evolved omnivore diet practiced by many is bad. Research also shows diets high in acidity causes and exacerbates cancers. Hence, the reasons many cancer patients are put on restricted diets to reduce acidity. Moderation in diet is key and some of the healthiest and long-lived folks in the world have balanced diets.

      Anyone that thinks eating excessive meat is going to cure joint and nerve disease belongs in the same class of folks who think the earth is flat and we only have 11 years left before the climate dooms the Earth forever.

    49. jason says:

      “Excessive meat”


    50. jason says:

      Trending on social media

      “Let’s make impeachment great again”

    51. jason says:

      Tgca reading too much junk science.

      “Alkaline Food Bunk
      There is lots of bluster on the Internet about “acidic” and “alkaline” foods usually based on some story that cancer cells can only survive in an acid environment and it is therefore advisable to eat “alkaline foods” and drink “alkaline water.” The fact is that the only body fluid that can change its pH, or level of acidity, in any significant way in response to food intake is the urine.”

      As one nutritionist puts it: “The low acidic diet is high on bullsh-t and low on science”


    52. Tgca says:


      Ha! I know you like to play on this and it’s all cute and makes for good humor but you can’t produce one post where my regular diet consists of any evidence with excessive grains and sugar. I simply don’t use them. You may not like the taste of what I eat but it is far healthier than what 99% of what most eat. I try not to eat for pleasure as much as for sustenance. Otherwise, I would have all the age-related diseases that most Americans have beyond their youth. Americans on average are 40% overweight and it’s higher if you consider varying degrees of it.

      My carbs are mainly made up of select veggies (not starchy ones) which are not unhealthy carbs and I rarely eat breads, pastas, and other processed grains unless dining out or at an event, and the proof of this is that when I do, I usually feel immediately weighed down, tired, and a loss of energy because my body is not accustomed to such food so it’s letting me know.

      I don’t add salt to my foods either except for extremely rare occasions and I don’t use processed sugars. I use healthy organic maple syrup rich in minerals to flavor any dishes requiring a sweetener and a jar lasts me about 6 months or more.

    53. mRviTO says:

      WSJ: U.S. Sanctions Halt Work on Russia’s Gas Pipeline to Europe

      The pause comes hours after President Trump signed a bill targeting entities working on the project


      Trump continues to be the worst Russian asset in history.

    54. Tgca says:

      Typical where Jadon finds one article when well known studies and medical practices for decades point to acidity in the body as detrimental to health and a leading contribution to diseases that are precursors for stomach and esophageal cancers. Perhaps you need to speak with some GI doctors who treat for acidic diseases and remove damaged tissue regularly. As with excessive salt and sugar, acidity causes rampant damage to internal tissue from extended exposure. In fact, the evidence is clearer today as Drs routinely require diet changes to ward off such risks with patients that experience high acidic diets instead of just prescribing medications.

      No diet is perfect but fad diets telling folks to just eat protein rich foods above all do not consider the long-term damage to body organs like the kidneys. Yeah, you can lose weight quickly but you can also damage internal organs as well, specifically causing kidney damage.

      I suppose next Jadon will jump on the band wagon that cigarettes don’t cause cancer because an extremely small fraction of folks smoked for years without cancer and he found an article of that on the Internet.

    55. jason says:

      There are literally dozens of articles debunking the “low acidic” hoax.

      I just quoted one, there are many more.

      “Ask Ali Zentner, a specialist in internal medicine and obesity and medical director of the Revolution Medical Clinic in Vancouver, about the persistent popularity of the alkaline diet and, at first, she laughs. “It’s ridiculous,” she says. Then she gets angry. “It’s just the resurfacing of another ‘diet of the day’ and it’s a symptom of a bigger issue. Diets are like a religion—people latch on to one and feel theirs is the best, even though there’s no data to support it.”

      In the case of the alkaline diet, not only is there no data to support it as a healthy way to lose weight, she says, but it’s just one more in a long list of fad diets destined to leave people feeling frustrated and as though they’ve failed.
      What is the alkaline diet?

      Andrea D’Ambrosio gets asked about the alkaline diet all the time. “Like any fad diet, people are always intrigued by the promise of fast and easy weight loss,”says the registered dietitian and owner of Dietetic Directions in Kitchener, Ont. “The alkaline diet also grabs people’s attention with celebrity endorsements.” (Kate Hudson, Elle Macpherson, Victoria Beckham and, of course, Gwyneth Paltrow, have all raved about it.)

      The alkaline diet is based on the premise that so-called “acid-producing” foods such as meat, fish, dairy products, sugar, caffeine and grains make the body too acidic, which can lead to weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease. “The theory is that by cutting out ‘acidic’ foods and increasing the intake of ‘alkaline’ (or basic) foods like fruits and vegetables, you can restore the body’s equilibrium and improve energy and weight loss, as well as prevent chronic diseases,” D’Ambrosio says. But, none of this is borne out of scientific study.”

    56. jason says:

      ou may not like the taste of what I eat but it is far healthier than what 99% of what most eat.”

      No, it’s not.

      Stop repeating what “celebrities” say you should eat and think for yourself.

    57. jason says:

      . Research also shows diets high in acidity causes and exacerbates cancers. ”

      And this is a baldfaced lie.

      MD Anderson Hospital, considered one of the most prestigious cancer centers in the world:

      “The alkaline diet is based on the theory that eating certain foods can change the body’s acid levels, also called the pH levels. Some believe that changing the body’s pH levels can improve your health and help you lose weight or even prevent cancer.

      But there’s no way the foods you eat can alter the pH level of your blood. The body’s pH is a very tightly regulated system. If you change your diet, you may see changes in the pH of your saliva or urine because these are waste products, but there’s no way you could ever eat enough that it really impacts your blood.”

    58. jason says:

      Where the “acidic food” causes cancer myth comes from:

      Again, MD Anderson:

      “Some studies have shown that acidic environments help cancer cells grow. So the idea is that a diet high in alkaline foods (high pH) and low in acidic foods will raise the body’s pH levels (make the body more alkaline) and prevent or even cure cancer.

      It should be noted that these are studies of cancer cells in a dish and do not represent the complex nature of how tumors behave in the human body. And food cannot change the pH of your blood.”

      Game, set, match.

    59. jason says:

      In short, Tgca, you are deluding yourself with a fad diet that is completely debunked.

      Now go out and get yourself some nice BBQ ribs and enjoy yourself.

    60. Tgca says:

      Perhaps Jadon needs to see GI surgeons, instead of the Internet for nutritionists who are not experts or qualified in diagnosing stomach and esophageal diseases. I have seen a number of GI specialist associated with top hospitals in NJ, PA, and FL and the message is consistent. Acidic diet impairs functionality and causes disease for many, and it often ones from food choices. I have also done much research in this due to an increased probability of esophageal cancer. It is true that an acidic diet impacts some more than others differently but it is a major factor in GI ailments. These are actually the doctors that due surgery and are considered experts in their field so I trust them over more of the quackery sciences like dieticians, nutritionists, and chiropractors.

      I went to nutritionists for years in CA and got nothing but basic knowledge and conflicting advice when we got into the specifics from these so-called specialists from top CA elite schools. Same with chiropractors for years and my conditioned worsened and finally I stopped going and actually got a bit of pain relief. My orthopedic surgeons later told me I should never have been a candidate for chiropractic care and the radiology reports should have let any competent Dr know that.. You don’t do chiropractic adjustments to folks when their spinal canal is constricting onto the spine. I was lucky one of these Drs did not end up paralyzing me because the bones were entering the spinal canal.

      I’m not saying there’s not a place for these folks in healthcare but when they tell you things and you’re experience is different, then distrust is warranted. I trust a respected surgeon that has done hundreds or thousands of procedures any day over folks who simply sit in a room and gather statistical data without knowledge of the details and spend their time asking folks to complete forms to see if they can determine a trend through unscientific opinions…and yes, that’s what dieticians and nutritionist do…ask you a bunch of questions about what you eat and how you feel or what you notice when you eat certain foods, and then they come up with a plan. Very scientific!!

      I do not believe in fad diets like keto and Atkins either because they focus on only one element of healthcare and miss the bigger picture. People get tricked into believing they lose weight and have more energy and cholesterol goes down that it’s great. What they don’t realize is that those same things would happen in any controlled weight reduction plan and that consistently high protein diets can cause many serious ailments well documented by medical science. People actually poison themselves on high protein diets and this is especially seen in the past in the weight lifting phenomenon of yesteryear.

      So Jadon is the one on the fad diets. I live more a Mediterranean diet which has longed been viewed as the most healthful diet in the world for centuries by the vast majority of the medical field because of its balanced simplicity of key food groups. My diet is probably consistent with both Japanese (minus the fish) and Mediterranean diet, and those seemed to have the healthiest benefits.

    61. Tgca says:

      …and remember, eat to live and not live to eat. If you routinely stuff yourself until you are full and need to rest, that is not healthy eating.

    62. Bitterlaw says:

      Bone problems? Not wanting too much meat? There are so many inappropriate jokes hanging out there.

    63. jason says:

      Hello? The Mediterranean diet is not vegetarian.”

      I never saw “organic maple syrup” as any part of a Mediterranean diet.

    64. jason says:

      Tgca is killing himself on the advice of “celebrities”.


    65. Wes says:

      Tgca is the one constantly bemoaning poor health while Jason has never given us lists of multiple surgeries and ailments.

      However, Tgca claims to have a better diet than Jason.


    66. jason says:

      Perhaps Jadon needs to see GI surgeons”


    67. Tgca says:

      58 stop repeating celebrities?

      Puleez! You’re the one advocating the fad diets that celebrities often use to lose weight quickly for major events and appearances. These include keto dieting, Atkins dieting, water expulsion, grapefruit diets, and your silly belief that you have to starve your body of carbs to be healthy.

      I am not against any of these in moderation and agree you can drop 10 to 20 pounds of mostly water weight in 7 to 10 days on any of these as long as you’re also reducing salt and carbs because carbs and sugar hold many times their weight in water. Once you start getting them out of your system, the water weight flushes out too, usually in a couple of days. But real body fat loss is a long-term reduction event as you have to reduce approx 3,500 calories to lose a pound of body fat. That means for most on a daily 2,500 calorie diet, you would have to eat nothing for one entire week to lose 5lbs of body fat, all else being equal. Probably less because the body goes into conservation mode when caloric intake is extremely reduced. That’s why so many gain the weight back quickly on these short-term fad diets, because they are reducing cell size by expelling water and not releasing fat cells.

      I recall once you teasing me that one should not have more than something like 40 g of carbs a day. That is not wise in the long run because the brain requires an enormous amount of fuel to operate sufficiently in relation to other body maintenance and 40 g is not sufficient for both brain and daily physical needs in the long-run. That’s equivalent to 160 calories or one slice of bread to say that’s all your body needs in carbs daily. There is absolutely no reliable scientific evidence for that. Only anecdotal evidence by folks hocking fad diets for excessive dollars. Excessive protein can lead to severe kidney and blood disorders especially for folks with certain medical histories.

      This is basic physiology which I did take in my science college curriculum along with anatomy, drugs and the body, nutrition, molecular genetics and a few other bio electives. Though I don’t recall it all, over the years, especially during my 10+ years of bodybuilding and nutritional enhancements, I frequently kept up on these practices in my readings as more of a hobby, and nothing I said to date here seems to conflict with all that scientific information I came across in those 15+ years of study and physical training. Though I agree you occasionally see professional disagreement arise over what is and is not good for you but generally these fizzle out quickly like eggs being harmful for you.

      So stop projecting your fad diets onto others Mr. Keto Man.

    68. jason says:

      I don’t eat any fad diets. I eat mostly meat and vegetables, mostly meat.


      Though I agree you occasionally see professional disagreement arise over what is and is not good for you but generally these fizzle out quickly like eggs being harmful for you.”

      Yeah, like meat is bad for you.

      Thanks for making my point.

    69. jason says:

      Sniff, and I wasn’t even invited.

      “President Trump began the holiday break by hosting an Amish delegation in the Oval Office, the first time members of the reclusive community have received that honor.

      They might be an odd pairing — the brash and extravagant billionaire president and the famously humble Amish — but they enjoy a kinship in their Christian faith and work ethic, the Amish visitors told The Washington Times.

      “He is a common man just like me and everybody else — very common, very friendly. He called us friends when we walked in there,” said Levi Miller, 56, an Amish farmer from Ohio. “It gets people excited that we have somebody in there who is not afraid to talk about Jesus Christ.”

    70. jason says:

      Tgca is the one constantly bemoaning poor health while Jason has never given us lists of multiple surgeries and ailments.

      However, Tgca claims to have a better diet than Jason.”

      In all seriousness, although I do kid around a lot about Tgca’s diet (and mine), I do think his health is not well served by his diet. Despite his denials, it seems loaded with sugar and carbs, and probably very poor in the nutrients he would need to improve his health.

      It seems his diet lacks what in the end most nutritionists talk about, which is common sense.

    71. Tgca says:

      68 Wes:

      You show your ignorance between defining poor health and structural disease.

      I have not bemoaned poor health. I have commented on surgeries to address joint and nerve disease that appears genetic though some trauma as well, and diet has no origin in that disease. Otherwise, as I stated, my health seems to be excellent and very stable, according to many doctors, and better them most folks statistically. As I used to joke with friends and my Drs, I may live to be a 100+ just in a wheel chair…though that is not a desire because I believe 70 to 75 is more than an ideal life term for anyone.

      Your analogy is quite simplistic and is tantamount to suggesting someone having an accident where they lose body parts equates to poor health that could be fixed by diets. Not true at all. Many folks with structural disease lead fulfilling life and some actually compete competitively in sports.

      Now consider yourself schooled from the Sewer State you so envy.

    72. jason says:

      I plan to watch the Eagles and Cowboys.

      Cowboys are a better team, but Eagles and the home field advantage and the refs.

      We will see.

    73. Tgca says:

      73 Jadon

      I don’t know where you get that a vegetarian Mediterranean diet is not healthy. I eat very little processed carbs and don’t use processed sugars. Almost everything I eat is freshly prepared and not out of a box or can or package. I eat all fresh food mainly organic from Whole Foods and supplement my protein sources with quality tofu, eggs, and dairy products. I eat very little grains and I take various daily supplements as I have for decades. My fat and protein caloric intake is within ideal ranges. I have weight and body proportionality that 90% of men over 35 don’t have. I have very strong muscle and bone structure (which is different than joint disease). My doctors are well aware of my diet and encourage me to continue it as they believe it is healthy.

      My annual physicals including detailed blood work shows all my stats are within normal to good ranges. No deficiencies anywhere. My blood pressure and oxygen levels are phenomenal and within the 5% healthiest I’m told. My main organs seem to exceed expectations for my age so not sure where you get these ideas that I have a bad diet as I have no heart disease, lung disease, or other organ disease. Just because you don’t like the taste of certain foods, doesn’t mean it’s a poor diet. My diet has been around for centuries where the common western diet is the one with all the health issues by today’s standards.

    74. lisab says:

      Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign Says Asian, Indian And Middle-Eastern Billionaires Are ‘White’

    75. jason says:

      don’t know where you get that a vegetarian Mediterranean diet is not healthy”

      Vegetarian Mediterranean diet is an oxymoron. the Mediterranean diet includes meat, seafood and dairy.

    76. lisab says:

      Senate confirms avalanche of Trump-backed judges despite impeachment

      When Trump took office, nine of the nation’s 13 circuit courts were dominated by Democratic appointees. Now, seven of them have Republican majorities.

      Trump has had 50 of his circuit-court judges confirmed — far more than any other recent president at this point in their first terms. President Barack Obama managed just half that number, 25, in the same time frame.

      Altogether, 187 Trump-nominated federal judges have been confirmed by the Senate — outpacing the 169 new judges named by George W. Bush and the 166 brought on board by Bill Clinton in their first three years.

    77. Tgca says:

      Organic maple syrup is one of the healthiest sweetener alternatives if used in moderation. Instead of using conventional sugar or chemical sweeteners, use organic maple syrup, not the poisonous store brands with corn syrup in it. One to two teaspoons of organic maple syrup is enough in most cases to sweeten a large drink (coffee, milk, water) or cereal and is loaded with valuable minerals and antioxidants that you don’t find in other sweeteners, as these are derived from the sap of maple trees. At approx 15 calories or 4 g of carbs per teaspoon, it is a much healthy alternative to refined sugars. I don’t use it often as I prefer Stevia, which is a natural healthy plant extract with 0 carbs and calories. But sometimes, if you want to add a little more maple flavor as opposed to tart Steviia flavor to a drink, it is a wise choice.

      A bottle of this stuff can last 6 months or more in the fridge without losing taste or nutritional value.

    78. lisab says:

      Republicans Head Into Election Year With Seven Times The Cash Democrats Have, FEC Filings Show

      FEC filings from both parties show the RNC has $63 million in cash on hand compared to the DNC’s $8.3 million, Bloomberg reported. This is more than seven times as much cash on hand as the DNC has, according to Axios.

      The RNC in November raised $20.6 million compared to the DNC’s $8 million, FEC filings show. The DNC did not immediately return the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

    79. jason says:

      Organic maple syrup is one of the healthiest sweetener alternatives”


      “Maple syrup is about 2/3 sucrose, or table sugar — 1/3 cup (80 ml) supplies around 60 grams of sugar.

      The fact that maple syrup contains some minerals is a very poor reason to eat it, given its high sugar content. Most people already eat copious amounts of sugar.”

    80. jason says:

      Maple syrup is not a “sweetener alternative”. It is basically sugar.

    81. Tgca says:


      Check your reading comprehension. I previously stated I eat high quality protein in eggs and dairy, a major staple of my diet. What makes the Mediterranean diet so ideal is that it is low in unhealthy greasy fats and ideal healthier oils and fresh veggies, all of which are in my diet. I am an avid consumer of cruciferous and leafy veggies, probably the healthiest of all veggies and low in carbs that I eat frequently. A one pound bag of broccoli has 20g carbs and 12g of protein for a total of about 120 calories. So please tell me again how my diet is not equivalent to the healthy Mediterranean and Japanese diets simply because I don’t eat greased up meats but consume other high quality proteins. American diets of charred meats which studies show may have cancer links or greasy flavored meats are not healthier. Simple prepared meats without the greasing provide a better alternative to the soaking of the meats in grease. Tell that to the Japanese who on average live longer and healthier lives without greasing up their meats and fishes.

    82. jason says:

      I should say not a “healthy sweetener alternative”.

    83. jason says:

      o please tell me again how my diet is not equivalent to the healthy Mediterranean\”

      Ah, the goalposts are moving, and now we are in “equivalent”.

      But no, the Mediterranean diet is not vegetarian so your diet is not even “equivalent”.

    84. jason says:

      “Greased-up meats”

      “Soakinf of the meats in grease”


      Of course, nothing is tastier than digging into a well marbled steak.

    85. Tgca says:


      Again you lack reading comprehension. I stated using organic maple syrup as an alternative to typical sweeteners, I did. It suggest adding it to your diet as a daily requirement. Not all sweet things are bad either. Organic maple syrup and honey are two of the healthiest sweeteners because they are lower on the glycemic index and have less impact on your blood sugar levels than conventional sweeteners. They also have other healthy benefits that conventional sweeteners do not have. Most fruit juices including OJ have higher glycemic impact on your blood sugar then organic maple syrup. Your simplistic one approach fits all has no basis in science.

    86. jason says:

      I just had some great lamb chops, perfectly cooked medium rare, nothing greasy about them.

    87. jason says:

      rganic maple syrup and honey are two of the healthiest sweeteners because they are lower on the glycemic index?

      Actually, no.

      They are “lower” than sugar but not low. Sugar is 65, maple syrup is 54. Since it is slightly less sweet, you probably use more it than you would sugar, so there is no advantage.

    88. jason says:

      There is nothing “healthy” about maple syrup. It has some minerals and anti-oxidants, but nothing that would justify drinking it to get them. Every cup of maple sugar is 2/3 sucrose (table sugar).

      You need to inform yourself better instead of parroting what celebrities say on TV.

    89. jason says:

      I would love to continuing to point out the serious deficiencies in Tgca’s diet, but I have to concentrate on the Saints since I bet on them.

    90. Tgca says:

      Do you even know what a vegetarian diet is? It includes eggs, dairy, oils, veggies, fruits, legumes, nuts, seeds, selected grains, etc.. Just because I exclude meat and fish does not mean they otherwise have no equivalence or close relationship. When you stick to 80% of a plan, that’s significant. A Mediterranean diet is also meant to be a light simple diet and not one with volumes of food as Americans eat, as overeating is also one of the reasons for many western medical ailments.

      Have you ever eaten at authentic Mediterranean restaurants? You won’t find slabs of pork or bacon or beef on the menu dude! Mediterranean diets require red and fatty meats be occasional by the way, as seafood is the staple flesh source.

    91. Tgca says:

      Again, stop projecting Jadon. I follow no celebrities. I am as anti-Hollywood as you can find. You’re the one with the fad diet Mr. Keto Man that Hollywood celebrities love to follow. I actually had some undergrad training in the anatomical sciences including anatomy, physiology, and nutrition and continued learning over the years where you peruse the internet for fads or links from one-sided sources to try and dominate an argument where you lack knowledge. The fact that you can’t distinguish between conventional sugar and organic maple syrup or honey shows you lack depth and you would be laughed if you argued that with medical professionals. It’s like saying all alcohol and drugs are poisonous to the human body without distinguishing the varying contents in them, use, portion size, and benefits.

    92. Tgca says:


      Fine. We’re done for the day you ignorant SL*T! I’m gonna go make tofu and broccoli with a pepper sauce for dinner. Drool all you wish now.

      Hugs and kisses. Love ya always. Don’t forget to call me soon.

    93. jason says:

      When you stick to 80% of a plan, that’s significant”

      Ah… goalposts moved from following the diet, to “equivalent” diet, to “significant part” of the diet.

      The truth is you don’t eat the Mediterranean diet at all, but at this rate we will gradually get to that conclusion.

    94. Tgca says:

      I figured it out! This is all a ruse by Jadon to try and claim the 100th post of the day. What a sneaky lil B*TCH he is dragging out the posts.

      I will qualify my assessment, 90% Mediterranean by volume now but 80% by category. I guess before I gave up flesh in 2016, I was 100% in both categories.

      Oh wait! I guess I wasn’t a true Mediterranean diet guy back then either because I didn’t drink wine. I guess I’d have to go back 20 years when I indulged in alcohol in Jadon’s simple lil world because if you don’t eat everything on the menu in every meal in every day, it no count!

    95. jason says:

      I know Tgca thinks celebrities are authorities on nutrition but..

      “We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but we feel the need to clarify a common misconception: There’s no such thing as a “healthy” sugar. Or even a “less bad” sugar. Your body doesn’t care if it’s “organic” or “unrefined” or “all-natural,” and it certainly doesn’t care if Gwyneth Paltrow deems it suitable for her children’s consumption.

      Done hyperventilating? Now let’s delve into the nutritional science behind this.

      First things first: All sugar is sugar.

      So why can added sugars like agave nectar, raw honey or coconut palm sugar never really be deemed “healthy”? Because, as Dr. Marion Nestle, the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University, put it, “Sugar is sugar, alas.” Meaning: No matter what type of sugar you consume — whether it’s table sugar or maple syrup chock full of “vitamins” and “minerals” — your blood sugar goes up. “Minerals don’t counter calories or hormones”.

    96. jason says:

      80% by category”


      Stop digging. You are making an ass of yourself.

    97. jason says:

      A Mediterranean diet includes meat, poultry and seafood. And wine.

      You don’t eat any of that. You don’t follow a Mediterranean diet, an equivalent Mediterranean diet, or anything even close to a Mediterranean diet .
      Plus, you are a sugar junkie.

    98. jason says:

      The Saints won. I got my money back from last week.

      I am tired of trying to get Tgca to eat a sensible diet.

      Cowboys getting destroyed by Eagles, but I don’t have a dog in this fight.

    99. jason says:

      Dead man walking wants to have it both ways.

      “Sen. Doug Jones Says He’ll Vote Against Impeachment if ‘Dots Aren’t Connected’

    100. jason says:

      Can he explain if they haven’t been connected yet?

    101. Tgca says:

      This is where Jadon misunderstands what he reads on the Internet. Not all sugar has the same impact on blood sugar. I don’t know how to make that more clear to him. Conventional sugar raises blood sugar faster, as I previously pointed out, having a high glycemic index that is nearly 25% higher than organic maple syrup which has a medium glycemic index. These things matter in practice to medical professionals, especially since glycemic indices are used frequently to assess food impacts on blood sugar levels. Also, there are other nutritional benefits that organic maple syrup has that conventional sugar does not. But Jadon can’t seem to understand this and has to quote internet sources that don’t illustrate the fine print and differences being made. Perhaps I should start posting sources that state these more detailed facts I propose so Jadon could argue why his sources are superior, and he couldn’t possibly be wrong.

      Let’s make this super simple for Jadon. Let’s take marijuana as an example for analogy purposes. The impact on brain cells and lung tissue is significantly worse than cigarettes on a volume basis. Studies clearly show that. If you smoked 20 joints a day for 2 years, you’d probably have no more lungs left whereas the equivalent cigarette indulgence would generally not show the same damage. However, marijuana is used for medicinal purposes as it has other benefits that cigarettes lack. But Jadon will argue that because marijuana destroys brain cells and lung tissue, other benefits simply don’t matter and marijuana is always bad no matter what. No ifs buts or and about it!

      Jadon is a one-track guy who doesn’t seem to be able to think beyond one-dimensional view so we forgive his ignorance.

      Maybe I am wrong, and all these things I learned in undergrad anatomy and nutrition courses, that were taught for decades, have all now been debunked since the onset of the Internet.

    102. Tina says:


      Donald J. Trump
      Verified account

      12m12 minutes ago
      The Democrats and Crooked Hillary paid for & provided a Fake Dossier, with phony information gotten from foreign sources, pushed it to the corrupt media & Dirty Cops, & have now been caught. They spied on my campaign, then tried to cover it up – Just Like Watergate, but bigger!

    103. jason says:

      Maybe I am wrong, and all these things I learned in undergrad anatomy and nutrition courses, that were taught for decades, have all now been debunked since the onset of the Internet.”

      Yes, sugar is sugar is sugar.

      If you learned otherwise, it was wrong.

    104. jason says:

      Mickey mouse late hit foul on the Cowboys.

      My earlier ref comment was bait for Bitter to bite on, but it turns out that it was prophetic.

    105. jason says:

      lso, there are other nutritional benefits that organic maple syrup has that conventional sugar does not.”

      This is like saying you should eat tree bark because somewhere in there something nutritional lurks.

      As quoted above by people who understand nutrition a lot more than Tgca:

      “Meaning: No matter what type of sugar you consume — whether it’s table sugar or maple syrup chock full of “vitamins” and “minerals” — your blood sugar goes up. “Minerals don’t counter calories or hormones”.


      “The fact that maple syrup contains some minerals is a very poor reason to eat it, given its high sugar content.”

    106. Tgca says:


      Let’s compare detailed metabolic bloodwork panels sometimes. I’ll have mine done in early spring. I just had my glucose levels done before surgery. Reported as within range. Consistently annually, every stat shows within the desired ranges. Also, excellent heart and lungs, I’m told by cardiologists and pulmonologist after detailed tests and not just from general MDs after checking your breathing patterns. Just had echocardiogram too and the cardiologist stated the results were EXCELLENT! Usually, Drs don’t qualify things that way when they are signing a legal cardiac releases for surgery if they’re not confident of results, otherwise, enormous legal risk.

      I don’t require any maintenance meds for heart disease or have high blood pressure or unusual pulse rates or high cholesterol. Just the opposite actually. How about you? You require restricted diets or maintenance meds to control? How’s your cholesterol? Did your doctor ever recommend life style changes or weight loss? My doctors consistently tell me my blood pressure is perfect.

      Funny no abnormalities ever show up in my bloodwork or key internal organs after repeated reviews by specialists. My cardiologists have always told me nothing to change or worry about in diet or lifestyle. In fact, they tell me whatever I’m doing seems to work well for me so continue it.

      If I truly was a sugar junkie, or had a poor diet, it would show up in my stats and organs. Can’t deceive the bloodwork. So put up or shut up B*TCH!!!

      But no worries, if I should go before my time due to an accident or something, being an organ donor, and if you needed a good heart, I might be a good source for you if we’re a medical match.

      Now wouldn’t that be something? Jadon would have to walk around with my heart.

      By the way, red meat is not Mediterranean diet…it is noted as occasional recommendation, not even moderate use.

    107. Tgca says:


      Stoopid analogy. You do know that many drugs are extracted from plants but no one suggests folks chew on those plants to get the benefits?

    108. Tgca says:


      Again Jadon, organic maple syrup is medium glycemic index and not high glycemic index for its portion recommendation so again, you misunderstand. Conventional sugar is high glycemic and has no other added benefits like organic maple syrup. Other than for taste, sugar is basically garbage.

      Replacing organic maple syrup is a better solution for you than conventional sugar. Besides low glycemic index impacting blood sugar, it has antioxidants and certain desirable minerals. That’s what I’ve been saying all along. I never once stated you should make any sweetener a regular staple of your diet, as I don’t believe that and rarely use sweeteners other than Stevia which has no impact on sugar levels and has 0 carbs. That is what you keep missing. If you must use a sweetener, my view is to use organic maple syrup or honey instead was the point. If I have to go back and cut and paste to show where I stated that, I will, and it will be clear you are taking statements out of context.

    109. Tgca says:

      Ok. I’ll come back later and be annoyingly detailed as possible but time to stop assisting Jadon in reading comprehension and instead relax and watch a movie and eat a big bowl of Bryers Cookies and Fudge Ice Cream with gobs of high fructose corn caramel syrup and sprinkles with 3 cans of Sprite and a large bag of Twizzlers.

    110. lisab says:

      bread, cheese, red wine, coffee, tea, occasional beer or rum, raw vegetables, roasted vegetables, nuts, berries, yoghurt, kefir and legumes and various beans

      all in moderation …

      but … unlike tgca, i do love to eat

      bread, cheese, coffee and wine? sign me up …

      and none of that low fat stuff either

    111. jason says:

      Conventional sugar is high glycemic and has no other added benefits like organic maple syrup.

      Repeating the same drivel over and over doesn’t improve the message.

      The point is the “added benefits” and not really benefits.

      But I can keep repeating the quotes from people who actually know what they are talking about:

      “Meaning: No matter what type of sugar you consume — whether it’s table sugar or maple syrup chock full of “vitamins” and “minerals” — your blood sugar goes up. “Minerals don’t counter calories or hormones”.


      “The fact that maple syrup contains some minerals is a very poor reason to eat it, given its high sugar content.”

    112. jason says:

      Because maple syrup is only 2/3 table sugar, he probably eats twice as much as he would table sugar to get the same rush. So he would be better off just eating regular sugar.

    113. jason says:

      I think Tgca’s explanation of how maple syrup is good for you makes about as much sense as this explanation from Pelosi on the impeachment article delay:

      “We are, we have, I have… When we bring the bill, which is just so you know, there’s a bill made in order by the Rules Committee that we can call up at any time in order to send it to the Senate and to have the provisions in it to pay for the, for the impeachment. And then the next step, and the eh, que, uh… uhl … … whatever you want to call it, the qu uh, the trial,” Pelosi answered when asked about her decision not to submit the impeachment of President Donald Trump to the Senate.”

    114. jason says:

      New Yorker editor admits to CNN the “press” is very frustrated.

      It’s a great frustration of people like me, and people like you,” Remnick explained, gesturing toward Stelter. “We don’t somehow understand, we don’t understand why, the, um, the evidence of the things, why facts don’t penetrate so many of our brothers and sisters in the United States of America and this is a source of great frustration for the press,” he said. “For the press?” Stelter repeats as if he can’t quite believe that Remnick has admitted this. “

    115. Cash Cow TM says:

      Walt said to tell you all arguing about food, etc. that this is HIS secret to long life:


      Eat food with lots of preservatives…
      bacon, country ham, canned deviled ham, hostess twinkies…etc.

      Eat lots of nuts, peanut butter and crackers and cheese, and M&Ms, and popcorn with 1/4 stick of melted butter added.

      Fruit in moderation.

      Cereal or pop tarts for breakfast.

      Use lots of sugar. And salt.

      Eat meat and potatoes every chance you get.
      alternate with big helpings of crab dishes, lobster, shrimp, scallops, trout, fried chicken, roast fowl, pork chops and beef and pork roasts.


      Alcohol in moderation, but drink lots of cherry Coke. Stay away from water…I hear water can kill you…unless you use it to make coffee or hot tea or iced tea.

      Eat vegetables sparingly. (except lima beans)

    116. lisab says:


      oh you poor thing … haddock is the way to go

      and i say that as a vegetarian … my one weakness when combined with wine, a total aphrodesiac

    117. Tgca says:


      Anyone there?

      Who wants to discuss ABORTION?

    118. ??? says:


    119. jason says:

      I felt bad this morning that Tgca is depriving himself of bacon so I had a double portion.

      I am sure he had a double portion of organic maple syrup in my honor.

      Here at HHR we care for each other.

    120. jason says:

      Putin’s puppet strikes again!

      “U.S. sanctions have temporarily stopped the construction of a pipeline that is set to increase the flow of natural gas directly from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea.

      The sanctions would target all businesses and individuals participating in the construction of the pipeline and would effectively cut off those companies from doing business in the U.S. or with U.S.-linked companies. Washington has long opposed the project on grounds that it would increase Germany’s and Europe’s dependence on Russian energy.”

    121. jason says:

      There you go. Walt’s recipe to live to a million.

      “Eat meat and potatoes every chance you get.
      alternate with big helpings of crab dishes, lobster, shrimp, scallops, trout, fried chicken, roast fowl, pork chops and beef and pork roasts.”

    122. jason says:

      I am with lisab. Haddock over trout.

    123. jason says:

      Not a fan of trout. Unless you catch it yourself and cook it over a campfire. For some reason, then it tastes great.

    124. dblaikie says:

      For me the best fish ever is fresh, wild caught, Alaskan Halibut. Tastes better than chicken.

    125. Bitterlaw says:

      The 4 basic food groups for me are:


      Even with diabetes, I am healthier than Tgca.

    126. jason says:

      Tastes better than chicken.”

      Most things do, unless they are on Tgca’s diet.

    127. Wes says:

      Walt has made it to 4.5 billion, so I guess he’s an expert on long life.

    128. mRviTO says:


      Really good message from Boris Johnson for Hanukkah…

    129. jason says:


      Nicely done.

    130. jason says:

      “A former Labour MP has told how working-class voters in Redcar, north Yorkshire repeatedly expressed outrage at the antisemitism problem under Jeremy Corbyn – even though the region has no Jewish community.

      Anna Turley, who lost the seat to the Conservative candidate at this month’s general election, said anti-Jewish racism, alongside Brexit and fears about the Labour leader’s views on national security, were at the heart of her defeat.

      Speaking to the JC after winning a high court libel battle last week against the Unite trade union and Stephen Walker, editor of the Skwawkbox blog, Ms Turley said: “Corbyn was an issue on almost every single door.”

      “It was his leadership – they don’t like the way the Labour Party is going. In seats where you had lifelong Labour voters, they knew.

      “People said to me: ‘We know these people, we’ve been here before, we don’t want communists running our country’.”

    131. jason says:

      Hopefully the message after the 2020 election will be “we don’t want socialists running our country”.

    132. jason says:

      Dang, NYC is going to be hardest hit with that AL poll.


    133. jason says:

      Soledad O’Brien calls Tulsi Gabbard, who had the courage to rebel against her (almost) entire party and is a war vet, a “coward”.

    134. jason says:

      Man shoots barber 3 times in Texas barbershop because he hated the haircut his 13-yr old son got.

      But guns are the problem and people like me should not be allowed to own them.

    135. DW says:

      The Dems hate the 2nd Amendment and gun rights because its all about social justice. The wealthy and socially privileged can afford guns to defend themselves, while the impoverished cannot afford to do so. The only way to even the playing field is to make everyone equally susceptible to being shot full of holes by criminals. So take away everyone’s guns. Elite Democrats can sit safely in their ivory towers with their bodyguards, while the masses are equally fodder for criminals with guns. It is not fair if one person can shoot back while others cannot.

    136. jason says:

      The Dems basically want a society where only kooks, criminals, and terrorists have guns. They don’t say that, but that is the net result of their fight against the 2nd amendment.

    137. Scooterboy says:

      GFY, Jason !!!!

      Just trying to stay in good graces with my fellow A-holes.

    138. mRviTO says:

      BBWAA Hall Of Fame voting through 50 ballots
      (change over last year from returning voters)

      50 Derek Jeter (N/A)
      43 Larry Walker (+8)
      41 Curt Schilling (+3)

      –above have legit shot–

      38 Barry Bonds (+0)
      38 Roger Clemens (-1)


      24 Omar Vizquel (+0)
      22 Manny Ramirez (+5)
      21 Scott Rolen (+14)


      17 Todd Helton (+9)
      17 Jeff Kent (+11)
      15 Gary Sheffield (+8)


      14 Billy Wagner (+8)
      11 Andruw Jones (+6)
      10 Sammy Sosa (+3)


      07 Andy Pettitte (+2)
      04 Bobby Abreu (N/A)

      No one else received votes… all of these have enough votes to remain on the ballot. Bonds and Clemens don’t have a realistic shot as they aren’t gaining any new voters, and they ended up under 60% last time.

    139. Sheeple, Jr. says:

      Here are the results of a new Hill-Harris X poll for Trump’s Job Performance. To wit: 49% approval and 51% disapproval.


    140. mR.viTO says:

      One more ballot went public while I was posting…

      Helton, Kent, Wagner, Rolen, Schilling, Walker, Jeter

    141. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      139. “Man shoots barber 3 times in Texas barbershop because he hated the haircut his 13-yr old son got. But guns are the problem and people like me should not be allowed to own them.”

      That’s right Jason. We need to enact strict gun control laws like they have in Chicago:

      “Chicago Sun Times (Dec 22, 2019)

      38 shot — 5 fatally — over weekend, including 13 wounded in Englewood house party
      The victims were nine men and four women between 16 and 48 years old, Waller said. Seven people were taken to area hospitals by ambulance, and six others — including one of the suspects — went on their own.
      Four people were in critical condition, including a 16-year-old boy who was taken to St. Bernard Hospital with gunshot wounds to the chest and lower back, police said. The suspect who was shot, a 25-year-old man, is among five people in serious condition. He was being treated at St. Bernard Hospital for gunshot wounds to the buttocks and thigh.
      Witnesses told police the memorial party was being held for 22-year-old Lonell Irvin, who was fatally shot during an attempted carjacking in April, Chicago police spokesman Tom Ahern said.
      While detectives are trying to pinpoint a motive, the preliminary investigation suggests the shooting was an isolated incident.”

      In 2018 there were 561 homicides (almost all gun related) in Chicago, and 2,391 shootings. Imagine how bad it would be if they did not have strict gun control laws.

    142. Tina says:

      Saturday was the biggest shopping day in U.S. retail sales.

      $34.4 billion

    143. Cash Cow TM says:


      Lots of things happening close to my house.

      First, a car dealership caught fire in Charles Town and several million in damages.

      Next, a freight train derailed while crossing the Potomac at Harpers Ferry and several RR cars are in the river, others dangling, and the footbridge beside the tracks over to MD was wiped out.

      Today, some sort of chemical spill at the wastewater treatment plant in Martinsburg caused evacuation of 1/2 mile radius of the plant–including lots of downtown Mtsbg.

      I think it is Trumps fault…
      or maybe Pelosi….or maybe global warming?

      We have escaped all the tragedy unscathed.

    144. Phil says:

      House Democrats now threatening to add more impeachment articles before they send over articles 1 and 2.

    145. jason says:

      Walt escaped the meteorite that did the dinosaurs in, the Great Flood, the Inquisition and the Holocaust, so he sneers at train derailments.

    146. jason says:

      Scooterboy says:
      December 23, 2019 at 5:00 pm

      GFY, Jason !!!!

      Just trying to stay in good graces with my fellow A-holes.”

      Scooter is coming along nicely, I would like to take some credit, but of course the A-hole Admission and Development Center is second to none.

    147. Victrc says:


      Impeachment is not going to end. They will hold the articles through next year, continually adding to them. When they (if they) send them and he is aquited they will just draw up new ones as long as they hold the House.

      If he wins re-election my guess is they keep impeaching him as long as they hold a majority, thereby infantilizing the process of impeachment making it useless going forward

    148. Hugh says:

      If trump wins re-election the gop wins the house. If the dems keep the house trump loses. Nothing else makes sense.

    149. jason says:

      I think Trump can win without the GOP winning the House.

      Actually, I would say that is more probable than both happening.

      Least probable is Trump loses and GOP wins House.

    150. jason says:

      Bunu, GFY.

    151. Wes says:

      I don’t see how a House that impeached a President will be re-elected alongside that President.

      It seems to me if Trump wins, his voters won’t be voting for the same people who tried to overthrow him.

    152. John says:

      #157. Agree.
      I believe that the ‘blowback’ targeted against Democrats that won in Trump districts in 2018 will be gravely underestimated. They are basically telling the voters in these Trump districts “Your voted doesn’t count anymore…I’m in charge now”
      I look for a massive turn reversal here.

    153. lisab says:

      France: Muslim throws Jewish woman out window shouting “Allahu Ackbar”, killing her. Won’t stand trial because he was high on weed.

      some jewish people in france, (and others i assume), have a problem with this

    154. lisab says:

      there may be some blowback,

      but if i had to guess, the big risk for dems is a lack of enthusiasm for their candidate

    155. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Trump is doing better among “non-white” voters than he did in 2016.

      “Hillary Clinton won non-whites 74/21 (+53)
      National @CNN GE Poll Among Non-Whites:

      Sanders 69 (+44)
      Trump 25

      Biden 66 (+41)
      Trump 25

      Warren 64 (+37)
      Trump 27

      Buttigieg 56 (+27)
      Trump 29”

      Meanwhile it appears the last Democratic debate did not change the poll standing of the candidates:

      “National @MorningConsult poll (change pre to post-debate):

      Biden: 31% (-)
      Sanders: 21% (-1)
      Warren: 15% (-)
      Buttigieg: 9% (+1)
      Bloomberg: 6% (-1)
      Yang: 5% (+1)
      Booker: 3% (-)
      Klobuchar: 3% (+1)
      Steyer: 3% (-)
      Gabbard: 2% (-)”

      If Sanders and Warren obtain enough delegates to ensure a far leftist is the nominee, I see a repeat of the recent British election in the U.S.

    156. jason says:

      They are all far left.

    157. jason says:

      don’t see how a House that impeached a President will be re-elected alongside that President.

      It seems to me if Trump wins, his voters won’t be voting for the same people who tried to overthrow him.”

      Not so sure. There is a certain advantage in incumbency, I think some of the Dems in Trump districts will survive. Even if Dems lose half of them they will still be in the majority.

      You yourself think Karen Handel will not win, but Trump will probably carry her district.

    158. jason says:

      Gold booming this week”

      Fool’s gold.

    159. Wes says:

      Handel will lose because she’s a bad candidate, and Trump isn’t certain to carry her district anyway. He barely won it in 2016 while McBath beat Handel and Abrams carried the district last year.

      As for the argument about losing half, if Republicans are putting 16 Dem seats in play, it’s highly likely others will fall too. Republicans need 18 seats to gain a majority. They have a ton of offensive opportunities, and incumbency isn’t always some overwhelming advantage. Just ask all the Republican Congressmen and Democrat Senators who lost last year.

    160. jason says:

      I hope you are right.

    161. jason says:

      China lowering tariffs on pork.

      I am worried, lest it increases price of bacon here.

      “The finance ministry said the tariff rate for frozen pork will be cut to 8% from the most-favored-nation duty of 12%, as China copes to plug a huge supply gap after a severe pig disease decimated its hog herd.”

    162. Wes says:

      This is something the Tea Party has been doing since 2010. Now these clowns are doing it to Trump. Lefties don’t do it as much because most of them are true believers. Tea Partiers aren’t worried about winning elections. They’re mostly interested in self-aggrandizement by piggybacking off legitimate political organizations:


    163. Wes says:

      Of course I would expect nothing else from idiots who thought Christine O’Donnell, Dick the Misogynist Bastard Mourdock, and Greg Brannon somehow lent their movement credibility.

    164. Wes says:

      All right. Democrats impeached Trump once but won’t send the articles to the Senate because they know the Senate won’t convict, and all Dems won’t even vote for conviction. Let’s go for more impeachments during AN ELECTION YEAR.

      What could possibly go wrong—especially with a good 30 Dems running in GOP districts next year?


    165. Wes says:

      Truman ran against a “do-nothing Congress” in 1948. The 80th Congress actually did plenty, but neither congressional Republicans nor Tom Dewey, the presidential nominee at the time, capitalized on it, thus causing Americans to buy into Truman’s demagoguery and vote Republicans out that year.

      In 2002, Republicans ran against a do-nothing Senate led by Tom Daschle that actually did nothing.

      In 2014, Republicans ran against Harry Reid’s do-nothing Senate and won.

      In 2018, Democrats ran against a do-nothing House and won.

      Were I Trump and the broader GOP, I’d run against the current do-nothing Pelosi-led House that has next to no accomplishments beyond a spurious impeachment vote.

      History suggests Republicans can and will win by doing this—especially since it’s such a painfully obvious truth.

    166. mnw says:


      Good catch. Amplifying, from Seeking Alpha (popular market newsletter & website):

      “U.S. consumers are setting more holiday records, as job growth and fatter wallets, along with stronger household finances, have put many in a buying mood this season…. Super Saturday, 12/21, marked the biggest single day* in U.S. retail history.”

      *(that’s “biggest” as in “since the battle of Megiddo”)

    167. PresidentPaul! says:

      Gold bull continues this morning.

    168. Phil says:

      Let me get this straight. Not only is Pelosi holding on to the articles of impeachment, Democrats are becoming more likely to add one or more articles to the bundle? Huh?

    169. Phil says:

      It’s like Stephen Colbert is Speaker.

    170. Tina says:

      She cannot,hold onto the articles.

      The senate should act and dismiss.

      The Supreme Court cannot stop this either, tossing aside Souter 2.0 and sotohatehwhiteymore

    171. DW says:

      I am all for Pelosi to just keep doing what she is doing. The GOP normally would have to pay a political operative HUGE money to help them this much at the ballot box. Pelosi is willing to do this work for free.

    172. PresidentPaul! says:

      I think they are just experimenting to see how they can pressure Collins and whichever other disgruntled republicans are out there.

    173. Tgca says:


      Battle of Megiddo?

      I think I saw that battle in my Godzilla movie collection. Godzilla vs. Ghidora in that epic battle. Of course, after some difficulty, Godzilla prevailed over the three headed flying fire breathing alien.

    174. NYCmike says:

      Merry Christmas to all Hedgehoggers!

      Thank you to Wissing for providing this forum to speak our minds freely, to learn, and to watch certain individuals act the way they do. It is immensely entertaining!

      Stay safe on the roads, and have a healthy, happy, and JOYOUS celebration of the birth of Christ!

    175. Cash Cow TM says:

      “PresidentPaul! says:

      December 24, 2019 at 10:14 am
      Gold bull continues this morning.”
      Gold Bull?

      I know him.

      He plays second fiddle to Cash Cow.



      Yes, Pelosi is the gift that keeps giving.

      She and her cohorts may add MORE articles of impeachment…that she will also refuse to send to the senate, since they will vote DOWN any and all articles of impeachment.

    176. Cash Cow TM says:

      The town Mayor and his wife grew many evergreens of all varieties. They had two HUGE holly trees and noticed branches began to come up missing.

      They suspected the culprits might be their neighbors, Edward and Mary Hall so the mayor lay in wait one night to catch them. Sure enough, here comes Mary Hall across the fence and she proceeds to cut off BIG branches of holly and then trim greenery sprouting off them and discards the holly logs on the ground.

      The mayor jumps out his hiding place and an argument ensues. The furious mayor picked up one of the holly logs and swung it at and hit Mary and she topples back.

      Ed Hall then leaps the fence to defend his wife and the mayor strikes him with the holly log, knocking him out.

      Someone heard the commotion and called the police and they and a newspaper reporter showed up and the Mayor was arrested.

      Headlines in the newspaper the next morning:

      “Mayor Decks the Halls With Boughs of Holly”

    177. Tgca says:

      ‘‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house
      Everyone was drunk, as drunk as a louse
      Grandma and grandpa were juiced singing a song
      While their grandkid was in bed, flogging his do..

      Ok. Maybe I should stop here because not everyone appreciates traditional Xmas Eve recitals from the great Sewer State of New Jersey.

      So Merry Xmas to all
      …and to all…GFY!!!!

      Hugs and kisses always

    178. lisab says:

      California Bill: 1 Year in Jail for Using Wrong Transgender Pronoun

    179. Tgca says:

      Holy chit! Pun intended. What’s become of SF! Geez!

      I used to frequent this Safeway in San Francisco Marina district for years. It’s in a nice, well to do, very exclusively snobby Caucasian and yuppy area close to many shops, bars, and restaurants within walking distance to the Palace of Fine Arts, and situated near the San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, and Presidio.

      Used to rollerblade down there and photo bomb wedding party pics in the picturesque settings.

      I love the “Clean-up in Aisle 3. Thank you Nancy Pelosi!”

      Watch the video for reactions of local residents.


    180. jason says:

      Gold bull”

      Sometimes from the mouths of morons….

    181. jason says:

      Of course I would expect nothing else from idiots who thought Christine O’Donnell, Dick the Misogynist Bastard Mourdock, and Greg Brannon somehow lent their movement credibility.”

      It’s Xmas, be nice to NYC. Besides, don’t kick him while Roy Moore is down.

    182. Bitterlaw says:

      It’s Christmas Eve. Be nice or GFY.

    183. jason says:

      I am sure Corey will be quoting the Rev Al Sharpton soon….

      “MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL FROM AL SHARPTON! Sharpton Claims Trump-Supporting Evangelicals Would ‘Sell out Jesus’

    184. jason says:

      VOX is good at smears, they are good at what they did.

    185. Tina says:

      Tgca, #187.

      The Safeway that is a pick up place for those same sex people.

      May not be pc, but true.

    186. jason says:

      Merry Xmas to all A-holes and non A-holes.

      Screw the eggnog, I am drinking straight vodka.

    187. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      197. “The Safeway that is a pick up place for those same sex people. May not be pc, but true.”

      This is nonsense. The era of the gay gerontocracy is over. The average gay person now has a regular life, and is not interested in picking up someone at a grocery store. Most live in the suburbs, and are not interest in affiliating with the “gay ghetto.”

    188. Marv says:

      Mendoza line

    189. Tgca says:


      Wrong Safeway Tina! The Marina Safeway is the straight Safeway. The Safeway on Market in Castro was the gay Safeway. …and you are right, it was the cruisiest gay supermarket EVAH!

      I did not go to the gay Safeway a lot because I lived in Pacific Heights so Marina Safeway was closer and better parking. Also, Whole Foods was 2 blocks away too, my food store of choice. I mainly went to gay Safeway if I was at the BlockBuster across the street on Sundays when I would go to rent silent films, as they had the city’s best collection of nostalgic film.

    190. Tgca says:


      I don’t know what world you live in SDC but gay life is still quite promiscuous and non-committal relationships at all age, educational, and professional groups are the norm. Now I agree that with current technology, i.e. hook-up sites, gay men are less apt to meet others in stores or any other social environments but that actually makes it worse because folks don’t take the time to socialize before the expected “hook-up.”

      I’ve lived and been to major cities all over the US and one constant you find is gay life is the same in most. Gay marriage has not yet changed attitudes in the gay community. You still find gay men, married or looking for friends with benefits or open-relationships. The percent of gay male monogamous relationships is probably less than 10% of gay male relationships…that and the fact that many STDs are on the rise in gay males thanks to the technology that allows access to “fun” so easy.

      Now maybe in the distant rural areas you may find gay relationships more normalized to expectations of monogamous relationships but that is the vast minority.

      I think it will be another generation or two until gay men let go of these “have your cake and eat it too” mentality.

    191. Tgca says:

      Merry Christmas to all at HHR!

      Today we celebrate the birth of the Good Lord and the meaning his life brought forth so I think it’s quite appropriate to inquire:

      Who wants to discuss ABORTION?

    192. Bitterlaw says:

      ABORTION? Let’s do this. I am against it in almost all cases. It will always be legal in the US. It is 87th on my list of issues.

    193. Bitterlaw says:

      SDC and Tgca are irrelevant to any discussions about gays. We need our gay expert, lisab, to lead the discussion.

    194. jason says:

      Nobody knows more about the Amish gay community than I do.

      Nobody knows less too.

    195. jason says:

      Drank too much last night.

      Thank God for the pitcher of bloody mary, great for hangovers, feel better already.

    196. Tgca says:


      87th on your list? Really? Shameful Catholic!

      ABORTION is not an issue to cower from or to negotiate ranking. The hideously violent murder by ripping apart body part by body part is by far the worst thing that can be done to an innocent defenseless being. Far worse than physical, sexual, and verbal abuse so I don’t condone how anyone could ever see it as an issue that is not #1!

      If I were the Pope, I would deny you Communion! Oh wait! But then again, this Pope would probably not care much as we already see how he protects pedophiles and wishes to promote domineering extreme world order socialism that will enslave folks to group think with no choice.

      Forget it! No worries, you’re ok. But he may deny you Communion if you use plastic straws, especially in San Francisco because those will help speed up the end of times – only like 10 years and 7 months left I believe. See Greta for more details.

    197. jason says:

      “Former NFL player Jack Brewer, who is black, will be among the many African-Americans to cast their vote for President Trump in November. He predicts that the President will receive over 20% of the black vote which may well hand him a victory.

      Brewer, a lifelong Democrat, told the Washington Times, “There is an awakening going on right now in the country. I’m going to take the guy who’s actually putting in the policies that are going to make life better for my young black son and my young black daughter, versus somebody who gives me lip service — like, unfortunately, the Democrats have done for our community for years.”

    198. Cash Cow TM says:

      Merry Christmas to all!

      I hope each of you remembered to put a cow in your Christmas manger scene.

      Cows always seem to HOOF on over and
      HORN in to photobomb manger scenes.
      But they do bring a BAG of milky treats,
      so I do not know what the big BEEF is.

    199. jason says:

      If I was gay I would cruise Hershbarger’s Sheds. The sheds are spread out over 3 acres so there is plenty of cover.

    200. jason says:

      The thought police is alive and well in the Dem party.

      “Former Hawaii governor Neil Abercrombie on Monday called for long-shot presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard to resign from Congress after she voted “present” on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump”

    201. jason says:

      Abortion? Should always be legal in the first trimester, should be mostly illegal after that, partial birth abortion is murder.

      88th on my list of issues I really care about.

    202. Scooterboy says:

      Merry Christmas !!!!

    203. lisab says:

      Michael Moore: White Guys Who Voted For Trump ‘Are Not Good People’ — Be Afraid of Them

    204. lisab says:

      **BREAKING** North Korea gifts server containing Clinton’s 33k emails. It’s a Christmas miracle!

    205. lisab says:

      Michael Bloomberg was caught using Oklahoma prisoners to make campaign phone calls.

    206. lisab says:

      Elizabeth Warren: Black Trans, Nonbinary People Are ‘Backbone of Our Democracy’

    207. PresidentPaul! says:

      The Pelosi tactics of withholding the impeachment articles seems to have had some success. She is just fishing to see which RINOs and GOP chronically disgruntled senators that she can get to act up with her tactics

      RINO Senator Lisa Murkowski Says She is “Disturbed” by McConnell’s Promise to Coordinate Impeachment Trial with White House

    208. Tina says:

      Tg my bad. I mixed up Safeway’s. Shameful what happens at the marina Safeway.

    209. PresidentPaul! says:


      Graph that on from 1989 w gold vs Nikkei. Nikkei 40K in 1989 currently 30 years later has compounded to 23,000.

    210. Hugh says:

      Pelosi’s strategy is a flop. I compare it to a basketball team that was leading for 3 quarters then chokes and are now losing by 8 with 45 seconds left. the coach keeps having his team foul the other team and uses all their timeouts under some theory of hope that they might still win. Instead of winning they now get blown out and lose by 15 irritating everybody’s fans including their own . If you read Murkowski‘s comments in total it’s hardly supportive of anything the Democrats are doing. This is a losing strategy.

    211. jason says:

      She is disturbed but slammed Pelosi for not going to court if she wanted witnesses. Also said House rushed impeachment.

      So a little for everyone.

    212. jason says:

      As far as Bloomberg is concerned, seems like a tempest in a teapot… evidently this was an outsourced company that used some prison labor.

      Of course, if Trump had done it it would be an impeachable offense.

    213. jason says:

      Graph that on from 1989 w gold vs Nikkei”

      Paulbots care about the Nikkei?

      Who knew?

    214. lisab says:

      howie carr is a great radio host/newspaper columnist

      he really doees not want warren to win

    215. lisab says:

      just saw the new little women movie

      flawed but good …

      the winona ryder version was better

      but i cannot say this version was terrible

      the stars in this version were more equal, whereas winona ryder overpowered her costars in the 1994 version

    216. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      223. “If you read Murkowski‘s comments in total it’s hardly supportive of anything the Democrats are doing. This is a losing strategy.”

      I believe that Murkowski’s statement was made to show her independence, and was not an indication of how she intended to vote.

    217. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      217. “Michael Bloomberg was caught using Oklahoma prisoners to make campaign phone calls.”

      So what. Assume they were paid for their work. Is teaching prisoners job skills somehow bad?

    218. Tgca says:


      OMG! The optics on this is absolutely awful. My understanding is these were women prisoners too. He is already doing damage control explaining he did not know, implying if he did, he would never have used them. A white billionaire male using incarcerated women to do basic campaign work as cheap campaign labor is not an image he needs at this point. He mind as well use 3rd world country slave or child labor and pay them 50 cents daily. The optics are horrible and I guarantee this will not sit well with many in the activist Dem party, especially minority and women groups who feel the penal system is already unfair towards women and minorities without financial means,

      Could you imagine if any GOP candidate did this? The outrage would be magnified.

    219. Wes says:

      I have a hard time being outraged at this.

      As SDC points out this a way to provide job skills. If these women can learn a trade and transition into the workforce upon release that decreases their chances of recidivism.

    220. Tom says:

      234. I agree Wes. Convicted criminals entering politics. Sounds like a good fit to me.

    221. jason says:

      Yep, I will give Bloomberg a pass on this.

    222. jason says:

      Richard Jewell is worth seeing.

    223. Sheeple, Jr. says:

      #237- jason
      Thanks. Also, “1917” is a terrific flick!

    224. Tgca says:

      The point here is that the radical Dem activists see a privileged white male billionaire using incarcerated women to do campaign work, not as a job training program. They will spin it as forced labor of the most vulnerable in society.

      Personally, I agree any honest job program for incarcerated folks is good for building skills an getting folks on the right path but that’s not how radical Dems will see it…and if this was Trump, it would be front page day and night, harkening back to the good ole days when minorities in the racist South were imprisoned on fake charges and then used to do hard cheap labor.

      Let’s see if the MSM gives him a pass on this.

    225. jason says:

      Frankly, I doubt Bloomberg even knew about this.

    226. jason says:

      The MSM will give him a pass.

    227. John says:

      Watching this Democrat impeachment charade brings to mind famous game shows from the past…first it was “I Got A Secret”…then it went to “What’s My Line”…then onto “Let’s Make A Deal” and now it’s become “The Gong Show”.

    228. jason says:

      Tgca, give this a shot, I am sure you will feel better. You will certainly enjoy food more.


    229. jason says:

      “Common disease conditions that are often thought to be lifelong and progressive are often reversed on this diet, and in this book, Baker discusses some of the theory behind that phenomenon as well. It outlines a comprehensive strategy for incorporating the Carnivore Diet as a tool or a lifelong eating style, and Baker offers a thorough discussion of the most common misconceptions about this diet and the problems people have when transitioning to it.”

    230. jason says:

      “Shawn Baker is a lifelong multisport elite-level athlete and a medical doctor who served as a combat trauma surgeon and chief of orthopedics while deployed to Afghanistan with the United States Air Force. His focus in recent years has been on using nutrition as a tool for health, performance, and overall well-being.”

    231. Tgca says:

      Sen Murkowski thinks all are fools and tries to pretend she has to view all the facts and circumstances 1st before making her decision on this POLITICAL process of how to vote.

      The fact of the matter is that this is not a trial in the sense you would find in a Court of Law where both sides get to present information not yet largely available to the jurors for review and deliberation.

      As all the rest in DC, she knows exactly what the impeachment charges and all the evidence or lack there of is, as it’s been presented in public hearings. This is a political process and a trial vote can be done in 5 min, if necessary.

      However, for her to try and show she has to 1st hear from all sides and weigh the evidence is absurd and shows she is a political wh*re only interested in self-promotion like most politicians on both sides.

      She carries no clout in this process and knows that but also knows she gets her 15 minutes in the spotlight, mostly from liberal MSM but unfortunately, like many, she’s merely a useful idiot to the MSM.

    232. Tgca says:



      Dr Baker surrendered his medical license in 2017 after recommendation of the New Mexico Medical Licensing Board. He was charged with incompetence and failed to report adverse actions taken against him by healthcare providers. He was also found to violate ethical standards and licensing requirements. Under the New Mexico Medical Board, he could not reapply for his license for anytime in the foreseeable future, and he agreed to this in writing and license surrendering, as well as the findings and conclusions by the Board.

      He subsequently wanted to get his license back and had to go through an investigation and professional evaluation which thereafter recommended some areas of focus for him, specifically technical skills competency requiring future proctoring of his medical practicing. In May 2019, his licensed was restored with significant qualifications after he agreed to take required training and he now is under supervision of other medical professionals until further notice, requiring pre- and post- monthly operative review of his work and the NM Medical Board can review and follow-up on this at their discretion, and it stays in effect until they remove it.

      If these are all true, this sounds like probation to me, and I don’t know any patient in their right mind who would want to use such a Dr for orthopedic surgery or any other medical advice under this public record with extremely serious offenses regarding competency and technical skills but feel free to follow his advise because he is on the Internet.

      These settlements are public so go Google and read it in detail.

    233. NYCmike says:

      I found a Christmas gift for Robbie, as the two of us can once again agree that Pope Francis is terrible for the Roman Catholic Church.


    234. Big Joe says:

      Merry Christmas to all HedgeHoggers!

      Big Joe

    235. Tgca says:

      This Dr claims that personal anecdotal evidence is more relevant than scientific evidence. His view of an all meat diet goes against the face of the entire medical and scientific community, and there are a number of professional
      medical resources out there criticizing this diet as not healthy, and unsustainable.

      He also released his own blood work results and it showed he was pre-diabetic, high bad cholesterol, borderline lowest good cholesterol, low testosterone, and other less than desirable results. He argued these away in a Podcast I read about and leaves the impression they are nothing to worry about when practically every Dr in the US would beg to differ in the reliance of detailed bloodwork, otherwise, why do them and how do you measure what’s going on in your body? You can’t even have surgery without bloodwork.

      Now, there is lotsa evidence that a high balanced protein diet can be beneficial, especially to certain athletes but it is not for everyday folks. Little to no carbs mean no fiber, micronutrients, and a host of vitamins and minerals necessary to efficiently run the human body. The brain requires a certain level of carbs to properly function.

      In addition, high red meat diets, are associated with heart disease, kidney disease, and colon cancer, adding toxicity to the body.

      This reminds me of all the fad diets being pushed by the famous Kevin Trudeau in the 90s and 2000’s who wrote all these fad books and did infomercials before he was convicted of fraud and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

      Any diet that is not balanced in proteins, carbs, and fats is poor and should not be followed, regardless of what folks titles or claims include. Folks at different ages and athletic capabilities can balance nutritional needs within a degree but it’s got to be sensible.

      Bodybuilders and football players, and a host of athletes often suffer on later in life from incomplete nutrient balances for short-term gains.

      Just like in any profession, there are always a certain amount of folks who provide unknowledgeable or misleading advice so a little research is always warranted before following nutritional fads.

    236. NYCmike says:

      When it comes to food, all of you are a bunch of “deadenders”.

      Everything in moderation is the simple rule for freedom-loving, liberty-seeking, truth-oriented, GOD-fearing Americans!

    237. PresidentPaul! says:

      Jeb it’s not your fault that you’re always wrong. Hate every never trumper that’s in your way.
      MetalTrump – The Beautiful People

    238. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      251. “Everything in moderation is the simple rule for freedom-loving, liberty-seeking, truth-oriented, GOD-fearing Americans!”

      Agree, and will add its best to avoid processed food and eat whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Also lean meats, particularly if you are very active. If someone does not want to eat meat; can respect that decision, but believe meat and dairy are very beneficial A huge issue is an active lifestyle that will burn the calories you eat and avoid obesity, which is a major health risk.

    239. PresidentPaul! says:

      Never-Trumper Bill Kristol’s group “Republicans for the Rule of Law” has been targeting Murkowski w million dollar ad buys so that’s part of the reason the Pelosi tactics are working.

    240. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      RCP average, 12/19/19:
      Biden – 27.8
      Sanders – 19.3

      RCP average, 12/19/18:
      Biden – 27.5
      Sanders – 19.0

    241. Tgca says:

      251 and 253

      Finally, people are getting the point. A balanced nutritional diet in moderation for most is what works best, avoiding overly processed, greasy, fatty, sugary, salty foods on a regular basis combined with at least a moderate active lifestyle. This, whether your diet is omnivore or vegetarian…I don’t think strictly carnivore or vegan diets are beneficial for most human consumption on a regular basis though some swear by them before they die an early death.

      My main choice of protein is eggs, prior to being a vegetarian, it was chicken breast – cooked many ways except fried since I don’t like greasy and oily foods. I love eggs and have eaten them daily for decades. You can do so much with eggs, including throwing them at annoying folks who don’t know chit!

    242. Tgca says:

      So now two of the four chosen constitutional scholars used during impeachment hearings have criticized Pelosi, albeit for different legal reasons, for her political ploy of refusing to move forward with impeachment to the Senate. Doesn’t look good when witnesses approved contradict you I guess.

      Perhaps they should ask another constitutional scholar like Obama, who many designate that status upon because he taught as part-time, a class on Constitutional Law though he never practiced such law as an expert or argued cases in court or had scholarly published writings on the topic.

    243. PresidentPaul! says:

      These asset prices combined with the record debt everywhere much larger than 2008 sovereign, corporate and personal makes me a bit sick to the stomach. Any retail investors who are just getting involved in this depending on the timing may get wiped out.

      Given I expect the Fed to just start buying the stock market like in Japan if they have to you can’t afford to be out (FOMO) and miss this growth but all in 100% seems like suicide to me.

    244. Tgca says:

      Time Magazine had an article titled:

      GOP Senator Disturbed

      For a moment, I thought we were back in 2008 where the MSM frequently criticized McCain for lacking all his marbles but then realized it’s just a story on Murkowski disturbed by McConnell’s statements on the impeachment trial.

      You guys ever notice that the MSM never say critical or mocking things about Dems? Hmm…is this a trend not yet widely noticeable or just me being too partisanly sensitive?

    245. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      257. “I don’t think strictly carnivore or vegan diets are beneficial for most human consumption..”

      Agree. Am not a vegetarian, but do know vegetarians who are very healthy because they get enough protein from other sources — Tgca appears to do this. Know a lot of athletes who rely on egg and dairy protein. Fish is another option.

    246. PresidentPaul! says:

      Pescitarians aren’t vegetarians.

    247. Tgca says:

      261. Fish?

      Ewww….can’t stand eating fish…gross. Literally, the taste of fish will make me barf.

      … awaiting Bitter to make gay jokes.

    248. Tgca says:

      Below quoted from Michael Moore interview. Is this guy crazy or what? …and this is what Dems and the MSM see as their voice of reason? Geez!

      Michael Moore declared that white people “are not good people” and that you should “be afraid” of them in an interview on “The Rolling Stone” podcast “Useful Idiot.” Moore warned people that if they see a group of 3 white men approaching them that they should cross the street because at least 2 of them voted for Trump.

      “I refuse to participate in post-racial America,” Moore said. “I refuse to say because we elected Obama that suddenly that means everything is okay, white people have changed. White people have not changed.”

      “Two-thirds of all white guys voted for Trump. That means anytime you see three white guys walking at you, down the street toward you, two of them voted for Trump. You need to move over to the other sidewalk because these are not good people that are walking toward you. You should be afraid of them,” Moore warned.

      Moore joked that the “other guy” with the group of three whites are people “like him” that didn’t vote for Trump.

      “We’re traitors to our race, that’s how they see us,” Moore said of pro-Trump white people.

      This followed a discussion of the Flint Water Crisis in which Moore would not rule out that black people were targeted as a reason for the ongoing problem.

    249. Tgca says:

      Netanyahu wins Likud primary in landslide expecting to take 70% to 80% of the vote.

      Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared victory early Friday in his primary election battle for leadership of the Likud party, as TV stations predicted a landslide win for the longtime Israeli leader.

      The apparent victory means that Netanyahu will lead Likud into March elections, the country’s third election in less than a year. He is also likely to seize on the victory as he battles criminal corruption charges.

    250. Bitterlaw says:

      Netanyahu spent his high school years outside of Philadelphia. Maybe he should be an Honorary A-hole.

    251. Tina says:

      This guy is such a pos.

      Sara A. Carter
      Verified account

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      Marco Rubio told @CNN that he doesn’t think @FBI investigators “did anything wrong” when they applied for #FISA #surveillance on Carter Page. (Video)

    252. PresidentPaul! says:

      Obama had 3 QE’s vs the Fed with Trump was only tightening rates until recently when they cut. Maybe the NY Fed chairman can explain this via his oped where he talks about the goals of the Fed aka to make sure we have the correct president (not Trump)
      Why William Dudley’s advice may destroy the Fed
      William Dudley, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, believes the Fed should fight to defeat President Trump. He wants the Fed to consider a more restrictive policy to undermine the president. His thoughts, published in a Bloomberg Opinion column, are interesting as an opinion piece. As policy, they are reckless. His follow-up piece, an attempt to dampen the firestorm he created, continues to be tone deaf to American politics, policy and history.

    253. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Fox News: “Homelessness crisis: From houseboats to boulders, unconventional methods used to tackle problem in 2019.”

      Few people realize how much money is spent on the homeless in California. In San Francisco about $40,000 is spent annually per homeless person; in Los Angeles and San Diego it near the same level. Where does the money go? Primarily to government employee salaries — who work in social service and the housing field. The homeless crisis provides a significant revenue stream to California cities, and government programs addressing it are structured to ensure the funding spigot stays on.

    254. Tgca says:

      270 SDC

      Homeless? Really? This is very insensitive characterization and meant to demean folks. I’m surprised by this condescension you put forth. When I lived in San Francisco I evolved into referring to such folks in a manner that shows respect and dignity.

      At 1st, when I moved there after working in NYC for years, I referred to them as “bums.” I was told that was highly inappropriate. Later on I switched to “homeless” and that worked for awhile until I was told how demeaning that was so again I had to become more in tune with appropriate designations and learned to refer to them as “ residentially challenged.” But then, I was “woked” because this suggested challenged folks were somehow incapable of achievement. So now I have settled in the current dignified and respectful designation of “in between residences.”

      See…as this easily demonstrates, we are all capable of growing and learning.

    255. dblaikie says:

      Turns out in Court Filing Hunter Biden earned 156 million dollars in Ukraine. It is fitting that the Biden’s corruption is being revealed in a paternity suit.

    256. jason says:

      MA, we reeled in a huge Tgca fish.

      I told you that was good bait.

    257. jason says:

      Hey Bunu, why don’t you GFY and crawl back to whatever Nazi shi-thole you came back from.

    258. Tina says:

      Have the rinos in the senate given in to piglosi and schumah? When will they roll over?
      Maybe goober can go on pawn Hannity

    259. jason says:

      Be nice to the RINOS. You may need them.

    260. NYCmike says:

      $156 million?

      That is a lot of crack!

    261. NYCmike says:


      -Will Republicans benefit from the mask being taken off of these fascist Democrats?

      “This proposal would ban zoning for single-family housing, which would lead to their elimination. You would be able to build them, but land costs would rise while the apartment buildings would make them less attractive.”

    262. NYCmike says:

      “Voting Democrat is the quickest way to destroy the things that mean the most to you. Look how they ruined colleges and the news media.”

      -Staying home is just about the same.

    263. Tina says:

      There is no evidence that Hunter Biden did crack.

      There is no existence that hunter did anything wrong over Burisma


    264. PresidentPaul! says:

      What If Monica Actually Had Taken The Stand?


      Imagine if Monica Lewinsky had taken the stand as a witness in President Clinton’s 1999 impeachment trial. Imagine the drama of the young former White House intern sitting in the well of the Senate recalling how the president encouraged her to sign a false affidavit after learning that she would be a witness against him. It would have been an unforgettable moment. But it didn’t happen for the simple reason that few in the Senate wanted to hear such evidence.

    265. Wes says:

      NYCmike says:
      December 27, 2019 at 1:16 pm
      “Voting Democrat is the quickest way to destroy the things that mean the most to you. Look how they ruined colleges and the news media.”

      -Staying home is just about the same.

      Supporting only Deadenders Schumer wants Republicans to nominate has an identical effect.

    266. lisab says:

      California’s Fires Prove the American Dream Is Flammable

      If we want to keep cities safe in the face of climate change, we need to seriously question the ideal of private homeownership.

    267. lisab says:

      “Bernie Sanders Explains Why Low Unemployment Doesn’t Mean Americans Are Better Off”

    268. lisab says:

      San Fran: In a City Covered with Poop, We Need to Ban Paper Cups

    269. lisab says:

      Pelosi “has the right” to submit Trump to an “involuntary evaluation”: Yale psychiatrist Bandy Lee
      “I am beginning to believe that a mental health hold . . . will become inevitable,” Lee tells Salon in an interview

    270. Phil says:

      Boy, Pelosi sure has a lot of power all of a sudden. First, she gets to decide how the Senate trial can be run and now can “force” the President of the United States to undergo a mental examination.

      Is there anything this woman doesn’t have the power to do. LOL. What’s next? Does she get to confiscate all the guns?

    271. lisab says:

      “Two-thirds of all white guys voted for Trump. That means anytime you see three white guys walking at you, down the street toward you, two of them voted for Trump. You need to move over to the other sidewalk because these are not good people that are walking toward you. You should be afraid of them”

    272. lisab says:

      Fun New Teen Vogue Quiz Helps Girls Find Out What Kind Of Hooker They Should Be

    273. lisab says:

      Fans and critics alike have been calling out Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling for years for her history of playing online footsie with noted transphobes. This week, she finally made explicit what a lot of those fans and critics have argued: She’s an aggressive biological essentialist

    274. lisab says:

      Activists Protest Hogwarts For Having Separate Dormitories For Boys And Girls

    275. lisab says:

      Wise Man Who Brought Myrrh Thought They All Agreed On A Spending Limit

    276. lisab says:

      Historians Now Believe King Solomon Gave Each Of His Wives, Concubines A Peloton Exercise Bike

    277. jason says:

      Chuck Schumer, 1999:

      Chuck Schumer was arguing:

      There was no need to call witnesses
      The Senate Majority should coordinate with the President because he deserved due process
      The American people wanted the Senate to “move on” and get back to doing their jobs.

    278. Wobbles says:

      -#NeverTrumpers silent about this violence.”

      I would comment but Amazon just delivered my Avenatti blow-up doll here to Pogo Pogo, so I am busy.

    279. jason says:

      Biden not polling well with Latinos…

      “New polling shows that former Vice President Joe Biden is struggling mightily with Latino voters. Although he’s doing OK among white, Asian, and black Democrats, Hispanics don’t want to have anything to do with the man. And that spells trouble for him.

      Accorign to recent Insider polling, 55 percent of white people who say they’ll vote in their state’s Democratic primary say they’re satisfied with him. His support among Asians is almost the same, with 54 percent. Among African American Democrats his support is truly high: 66% approve of him.

      It’s a different story with Latinos, however. His approval rating among them is a paltry 40 percent.”

      This could have legs in the GE too if Biden is the nominee. It could hurt him in FL, CO, NV, NM and even VA.

    280. jason says:

      Even 66% approval among black Dems is not stellar.

    281. jason says:

      Three white guys just drove by in an Amish buggy. None voted for Trumph.

    282. jason says:

      Moving to the other side of the street when Michael Moore is walking towards you makes a lot of sense, he takes up a lot of the sidewalk.

    283. jason says:

      Agree, and will add its best to avoid processed food and eat whole grains”

      I don’t think whole grains are good for you, frankly.

      Vegetables and fruits are ok in moderation.

      As far as processing, over at Yoder’s they claim their deer sausage is minimally processed.

    284. jason says:

      Don Imus has passed.

    285. jason says:

      Babylon Bee:

      “EL PASO, TX—An El Paso man reportedly came down from a “totally crazy” acid trip where he hallucinated that he ran for president.

      “People were calling me ‘Beto’ for some reason, the press was treating me like a serious candidate. It was totally wild,” he told reporters. “Oh man, I thought I said a bunch of insane [FLOWERBED] about dismantling the Constitution and stealing everybody’s guns. And the left was just eating it up.”

      The man said he has a vague memory of hallucinating about how the press called him the next Obama and published glowing editorials about him. He also said a large part of the trip was just him saying the “F” word over and over again to appear hip and cool. “I’m glad that was just a bad trip and not something that really happened. That would have been totally embarrassing.”

      “Everyone, remember — drugs are bad. Stay away from the hard st-ff.”

      Coincidentally, at the same time, the rest of the nation also woke up from a bad dream where the same guy ran for president.”

    286. Tina says:

      Breaking China Biden will not comply with subpoena to appear before Senate.

      Isn’t this obstruction of congress?

    287. Tina says:

      So Cia, fib, and other “intelligence agencies” lied?

      One America News
      · Feb 20
      Posobiec: New reports confirm 2018 chemical attack in Syria was staged https://youtu.be/GR4HC5hzxvA via @YouTube @JackPosobiec #OANN

    288. lisab says:

      The fact that Democrats think they might be able to compete at full strength in this campaign without the support of very rich people (who of course would be those who want to get rid of Trump) is laughable. Buttigieg I believe is easily perhaps the strongest pure politician of any Democrat running now, and might be someone who will be heard from again down the road, considering his very young age. ( I was saying the same about Marco Rubio the last cycle though regarding some of his strong debate performances.)

    289. NYCmike says:

      RIP Don Imus!

      Started listening to him in the 1980’s…..probably would be locked up if he had started out in this day and age.

    290. NYCmike says:

      “Isn’t this obstruction of congress?”

      -Laws don’t apply to Democrats unless a “higher power” (Obama?) wants them taken out of the way.

    291. Tina says:

      Gee, I think I said that the Syrian chemical weapons attack was staged at the time.

    292. lisab says:

      Hallmark movies are fascist propaganda

    293. lisab says:

      In Trump’s America “Christian” is no longer a religious faith — it’s white identity politics

    294. lisab says:

      Mayor Pete wins mansplaining contest in otherwise substantive Democratic debate

    295. lisab says:

      Are Republicans afraid of Trump? Hell, no — he’s destroying democracy and they love it

    296. Phil says:

      MCCain was genuine American war hero. I respect that.

      MCCain was also very useful to Democrats at crucial times and there was a reason he was Kerry’s first choice to be his VP in 2004.

      I don’t miss him, but then he had Flake to step up as useful Republican idiot upon his passing. We now have Murkowski to take Flake’s place. Always one Republican who is willing to do anything for MSM adulation.

    297. NYCmike says:

      If you have to write “MCCain was genuine American war hero. I respect that.” every time you speak about his actions AFTER he left the military………..

    298. Tina says:

      Remember, little Mitchie bailed out Senator planned parenthood.

      And what did he get in return?

    299. jason says:

      McCain was a genuine American war hero up to the day he died.


    300. jason says:

      And anyone who doesn’t think McCain did the right thing in turning the dossier over to the FBI is freaking moron.

    301. jason says:

      St. John McCain!”

      McCain did more for his country, for the Republican party and for conservatism than 10000 Chicons who insist on mocking him.

      When I read that sort of crap I just think of how far people will go to to debase themselves.

    302. jason says:

      People who aren’t fit to lick McCain’s boots calling him St John?


      Let me be the first to call Chicon a despicable ass.

    303. Wes says:

      Tina says:
      December 27, 2019 at 10:38 pm
      Remember, little Mitchie bailed out Senator planned parenthood.

      And what did he get in return?

      A Senate seat Joe Miller was actively trying to lose in 2010 and the defeat of Mark Begich in 2010 since Murkowski sold the state hard on electing Dan Sullivan.

      Those judges Trump nominated made it through in part because McConnell had the foresight to back electable Republicans in winnable Senate races over Tea Party buffoons such as Joe Miller.

    304. Chicon says:

      Look, Ma, caught a big one tonight….

    305. Tgca says:

      One can be a man who unfairly suffered awfully and gave a great deal for his country during the war and also be a useful idiot decades later who craved the adulation and attention of the MSM – both can be true!

    306. jason says:

      Remember, little Mitchie bailed out Senator planned parenthood.”

      He got a lot in return. He saved us from deadender Miller, who is probably stupider than Akin, Mourdock, COD, Buck, Moore and Angle combined.

      Ok, maybe just COD and Mourdock combined.

    307. Wes says:

      Joe Miller had his bodyguards assault a reporter in front of cameras. He made gaffe after gaffe after gaffe. He was such a bad candidate he lost two a write-in with a fairly long name who had lost to him in the primary. Miller was a godsend to the Democrats and very well may have lost the general election had Murkowski not stayed in the race.

      (By the way, before departing this blog ignominiously after seeing his predictions Obama would definitely lose in 2008 prove woefully inaccurate, Howard Dean blamed Lisa Murkowski for Miller’s loss—because Murkowski won. Deadender logic, I tell you.)

      Four years later, Murkowski campaigned hard for Dan Sullivan against Mark Begich and was instrumental in Begich’s loss.

      Meanwhile, Miller lost the 2014 primary and tried to help Dems win Murkowski’s Senate seat in 2016 by running as a Deadender Libertarian.

      McConnell got a critical organizational vote and a major assist in beating an Obama puppet by backing Murkowski. This was of course a major help in getting Trump’s judges through even if Murkowski herself hasn’t supported all of them.

      I guess Tina has never looked at the big picture of what McConnell actually got by helping Murkowski win.

    308. Wes says:

      When Miller lost to Murkowski in 2010, MFG said the result was like “losing to a can of Lima beans.”

      As a disastrous candidate, Miller probably would have lost to a can of Lima beans.

    309. Wes says:

      Let’s not forget Miller went the Al Gore route after Murkowski won and tried to contest every ballot to ensure the judiciary would seat him over the will of the voters.

      Hell, Gore wasn’t even that bad because Gore actually finally conceded after the Supreme Court ruled against him. Despite losing all his court challenges, Miller was still trying to get the courts to illegally install him as Senator when the new Congress was seated.

    310. Tina says:

      I forgot that Senator planned parenthood was a yes on SC Nominee, Kavanaugh and is opposed to obumbler care.

    311. Tina says:

      Maybe she also “forgot” that Tom Daschle worked “closely” with the Clinton WH over impeachment.

      She never expressed any “concern” over that.

    312. Tina says:

      When we are winning on impeachment, she has to open her fat mouth and be concerned.

      She is not concerned with the/a president not being given due process rights though.

      Notice how these so called “law and order” Rs act.

    313. Tina says:

      She is also not concerned with FISA Abuse and shutting down FISC.

    314. Tina says:

      Maybe she should express her concern about the 1999 impeachment and daschle coordinating with Clinton.

      Schumah, who lies like the Clinton Groupie, even admits this here:


    315. jason says:

      Yeah, Ma, looks like we were had.

    316. Wes says:

      I’m sure Senator McAdams and Senator Begich would have been ardent allies of Trump in office.

      Senator Miller wouldn’t have been because they would have kept him from serving.

    317. jason says:

      Miller had an R after him in Alaska and still lost to a write-in.

      Heck of a candidate.

      I don’t know if McConnell was responsible for Murkowski winning or not, but if he was, one more thing to thank him for.

    318. jason says:

      Wes, electing McAdams in Alaska would have sent a message.

      You know, the message that it’s better to have a flaming liberal that votes against you interest 100% of the time rather than a “RINO” who only votes for your interests 90% of the time.

    319. Tgca says:

      Most of your opinions here don’t matter because you’re white folk and Michael Moore still thinks white people are not good people. I will take his advice, and if I see y’all on the street, I’m gonna walk on the other side and be afraid. Evil mothaf*ckas!

    320. Wes says:

      I’m not trying to defend the stupid statement Murkowski made, but Senator Castle, Senator Norton, and Senator Ayotte would have been helpful in padding the GOP’s Majority so as to reduce Murkowski’s influence. Thanks to the Deadenders, Coons, Bennet, and Hassan vote 100% opposed to what Tina claims to want and make Murkowski more of an influence in the GOP conference because of the close division in the Senate.

      Elections have consequences.

    321. Wes says:

      Let me get this straight, Tg:

      Michael Moore—a rich white man—claims white People aren’t good people.

      I guess I should start calling him Michael Woke.

    322. jason says:

      Senators Luther Strange, John Brunner and Sue Lowden might have helped too.

    323. jason says:

      Since I was told I was not part of Western Civilization here, I don’t know if I qualify as white.

    324. jason says:

      Joe Biden Vows Not to Comply with Senate Subpoena in Impeachment Trial”

      Dang, I am sure Schiff, Schumer and MSM will be just outraged, I tell you, at this obstruction of justice.

    325. Wobbles says:

      Democrats stand on principle, Republicans obstruct justice.

      I read it over at the Moonbat Corner.

    326. Wes says:

      To be fair, Jason, Josh Hawkeye (R-MO) currently holds the seat Bruning ran for in the 2012 primary.

    327. jason says:

      Meanwhile, Miller lost the 2014 primary and tried to help Dems win Murkowski’s Senate seat in 2016 by running as a Deadender Libertarian.”

      Remember when NYC, dying to implement the Mikey Maneuver in AK, was just outraged at the suggestion that Joe Miller would ever run third party?

    328. jason says:

      True, Wes, but it cost Rs 6 years of Skyqueen voting 95% with Dems.

    329. Wes says:

      I didn’t include Lowden for a couple of reasons:

      1) After the chicken bartering comment, it’s not clear she could have beaten Reid.

      2) After Nevada’s sharp left turn starting in 2016, she probably wouldn’t be a Senator now even had she won in 2010.

    330. Wes says:


      Damn autocorrect!


    331. jason says:

      What a great candidate:.

      “Over the lunch hour this past Wednesday, I got on three computers (not belonging to me) in the office. All of them were on and none of them were locked. I accessed my personal website, for political purposes (participated in a poll), and then cleared the cache on each computer. I did the same thing on my computer. Jill asked the office what happened. I lied about accessing all of the computers. I then admitted about accessing the computers, but lied about what I was doing. Finally, I admitted what I did.”

      “I was an ass. I was beyond stupid,” he said according to notes in the file. It was a “lapse of judgment” and a “total screw up.”

      He had “too much on his platter” and was having problems with his wife because he was “too flipping busy,” according to the notes”

      I mean, why wouldn’t you vote for this guy?

    332. Tina says:

      Well, Goober ain’t going to subpoena his friend, China Biden.

      He rather talk tough on pawn Hannity.

      Two tiers of justice. The fib and cia click lie under oath, but let’s charge wacko Roger Stone with something immaterial, or go after papadope.

    333. Tina says:

      His campaign is a mess and bleeding money. He said the opposite yesterday,

      Joe Biden
      · 57m
      I want to clarify something I said yesterday. In my 40 years in public life, I have always complied with a lawful order and in my eight years as VP, my office — unlike Donald Trump and Mike Pence — cooperated with legitimate congressional oversight requests.

    334. jason says:

      I think Lowden would have beaten Reid. Even Angle only lost by 6, (while Sandoval won by 12) and she did poorly in R counties like Washoe that Lowden would have certainly won.

      As far as re-election, maybe not, but you never know.

      Angle was s sure loser deadender. A horrible candidate.

    335. jason says:

      Has Tina make Goober a RINO again?

      Hard to keep up.

    336. Tgca says:

      Michael Moore may be FAT, rich and white but he is the 1/3 of the three guys walking down the street that did NOT vote for Trump. The other 2 are evil!

      White people are not good people!

      Be afraid!

      Walk on the other side of the street!

    337. John says:

      A prediction before the 2020 predictions…
      the Sunday Night Football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks will be watched regular season game in NFL history.

    338. John says:

      357. Excuse me…the most watched.
      Still on my first cup of joe.

    339. PresidentPaul! says:

      Racist Joe


      “If you think I’m in trouble with you people,” he said then, seeking to assure the crowd that he was on their side, “you ought to hear what my liberal friends are telling me.”

    340. jason says:

      Then and now.

      “I came to the conclusion that it didn’t rise to the high crimes and misdemeanors standard and that there shouldn’t be impeachment,” Schumer said in one debate with D’Amato. “Now the voters know of my view. I’ve made it public, unlike the senator. And I will, they can judge me on that.”
      “To suggest that I should take your position now before the facts have ever been presented to us, absolutely would be improper. It would be wrong,” responded D’Amato.
      “Every New Yorker knows where I stand on that issue, which I think is an important thing for them to know before they vote for one of us,” Schumer said in another debate.”

    341. PresidentPaul! says:


      Apple + Microsoft now larger than the entire German stock market.

    342. Wes says:

      D’Amato was right. Mikey’s favorite Senator really is a putzhead. Of course despite taking the correct position on impeachment—despite the fact that the House shouldn’t have impeached Clinton and was wasting everyo

    343. jason says:

      Sounds like the story of the guy who said to his friend:

      “Are you really going to marry Mary Smith? Everyone in Yonkers has had her.”


      “And is Yonkers such a big town”?

    344. Wes says:

      ne’s time—D’Amato lost precisely because Gingrich and House Republicans were determined to fight an impossible battle.

    345. jason says:

      Personally, I think Clinton should not only have been impeached, he should have been convicted too.

      But in any case, at least there was a crime committed. The Dems claimed it was “perjury about sex”, but at least they admitted to perjury. Again, impeachment is a political exercise, not legal, so we can disagree on whether it rose to an impeachable crime.

      The point that Schumer is lying POS we can certainly agree on.

    346. jason says:

      Judge Rules Against Stacey Abrams’ Group, Allows Georgia to Clean Voter Rolls”

      She believes everyone has the right to vote, just not to vote for her opponent.

    347. Wes says:

      It was a pointless endeavor that empowered Clinton, ran Gingrich out of town, and cost several Republicans their seats in Congress when the GOP had a shot at cementing a generational majority like what the Dems had secured in 1958.

      All that came of it was that oral sex got a new slang term while Bill Clinton became a hugely popular President for his final two years in office.

      I’m not seeing exactly what good Gingrich accomplished with Clinton’s impeachment.

      Maybe you can enlighten me on what I’m not seeing here, Jason.

    348. Wes says:

      Gingrich surrendered his House seat and the Speakership.

      Livingston resigned in disgrace.

      Republicans lost five seats in Clinton’s second midterm—the first time either party had done that since 1906.

      Clinton’s popularity surged to 65%.

      Impeachment failed, never getting more than 50 votes in the Senate.

      Democrats created a new SuperPAC (moveon.org) that began funding far-left candidates such as Sen. Jon Tester (D-MA) and would be instrumental in stealing the 2004 WA Governor’s race.

      The only thing bipartisan about Clinton’s impeachment was opposition to it.

      The only Senators or Congressmen who lost because of it were Republicans.

      No. Still not seeing what good came out of the 1998 impeachment of Bill Clinton.

    349. Wes says:

      Heh. Tester (D-MT). Autocorrect strikes again.

    350. PresidentPaul! says:

      Schumer doesn’t want Pelosi’s son, Biden’s son, fake whistleblower and Biden to testify.

    351. lisab says:

      “It was a pointless endeavor that empowered Clinton, ran Gingrich out of town, and cost several Republicans their seats in Congress ”

      because the republicans mismanaged it

      had the starr report been released after the state of the union, clinton would have been in much bigger trouble

      never let marc antony speak to a crowd

    352. jason says:

      Impeaching Clinton, who in my view committed impeachable offenses, was the right thing to do.

      That is true whether it was politically smart or not, or if anything “good” came out of it.

      I can think of one good thing that came out of it, it showed what a sham and convenience marriage Hillary was part of, and certainly it contributed to her low favorability ratings. So who knows, maybe given the closeness of the election, it helped defeat her?

      If I had to relive it all again, I would still support impeaching him. IMO, being impeached and disbarred were not penalty enough for lying under oath and obstruction of justice.

    353. jason says:

      Actually, all that was needed was for Monica to testify against him.

      He would not have survived that. He dodged a fatal bullet.

    354. jason says:

      Tina will be breaking out the limoncello tonight….

      “Tanzanian conservation authorities said on Saturday the world’s oldest free-ranging female black rhino has died in the Ngorongoro crater aged 57.”

    355. Wes says:

      Impeachment actually helped Hillary in the short term by casting her publicly as a victim and enabling an easy Senate victory for her.

      By 2016, I doubt the revelation of a sham marriage 18 years earlier did her any political damage. It was her arrogance and elitism that cost her the election.

      I would have opposed impeachment. It violated every principle of The Art of War and backfired spectacularly, having repercussions even afterward when highly motivated Democrats turned out in 2000 to toss several Republican Senators out of office and enable Daschle to fire the opening salvo in the judicial wars we’re still fighting.

      It was stupid and accomplished nothing worthwhile.

      It wasn’t worth it, and I would have publicly broken ranks with the GOP in 1998 had I been an elected member of Congress precisely because it was doomed to be a fruitless endeavor.

    356. jason says:

      Our “independent” and “free” press.

      I am sure Amoral Scumbag and Obamacommunist will be proud.

      “NBC’s “Meet the Press” is focusing on “alternative facts” Sunday just days after moderator Chuck Todd became a trending Twitter topic for a recent interview in which he admitted he was initially “naive” about the campaign of “disinformation” he said has come from the Trump administration and top Republicans.

      The show’s team is splitting the hour up into sections: “Politics and Journalism in an Era of ‘Alternative Facts’” with New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet and the Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron; “Anatomy of a Lie” with NBC News national security analyst Clint Watts; and “Borrowing the Russian Disinformation Playbook” with New Yorker staff writer Masha Gessen and former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.”

    357. PresidentPaul! says:

      MSNBC, CNN and Fox news have long been trash TV.

      ESPN even though it’s left wing only talks about politics 1% of the time so it’s decent news. Bloomberg is also decent news since it only does politics maybe 5% of the time and it’s more of an aside.

    358. jason says:

      Bunu only listens to the official news of the American Nazi Party.

    359. Tgca says:

      Hillary won not because of impeachment but because of being publicly humiliated beyond belief by her husband and that resonated with many, including me, as I felt bad for her even though detesting her. That and NY was hemorrhaging Republicans at the time, and then to top it off Lazio crossed the stage during the debate to intimidate her and came off as a bullying butthead, as she clearly was uncomfortable and not expecting the confrontation and backing away.

      The only time NYers care about GOP leadership is when something so bad happens they need someone to come in and clean up the mess. Think NYC electing Giuliani after Dinkins.

    360. jason says:

      I hear Bunu is attending a Final Solution seminar this weekend.

      “Pushing Jews into the sea. Practical methods”

    361. jason says:

      I would have voted for Clinton’s impeachment because it was the right thing to do.

      Sue me.

    362. Wes says:

      Hillary won not because of impeachment but because of being publicly humiliated beyond belief by her husband and that resonated with many, including me, as I felt bad for her even though detesting her.

      Isn’t this another way of saying what I said, Tg?

    363. Wes says:

      You would probably have been sending out resumes in December 1998 too, Jason. I guess you could have pulled a Tom Foley and sued the voters for ousting you on principle.

    364. Wes says:

      I guess I’m just not very bright because I would have applied the advice Sun Tzu gave in The Art of War and avoided political suicide on a hopeless kamikaze mission.

    365. Tgca says:

      Agree with Jadon on Clinton impeachment and it’s a political process having different standards.

      If we consider lying under oath and obstruction of justice not a big deal, simply because it’s related to sex, then codify that in the law as exceptions. Why is it ok to ignore lying under oath about sex but not on a myriad of other minor issues under investigation? Should a politician lying under oath because they took a favor for a $500 contribution also be excused because the amount is so minor? Regular folks are prosecuted everyday for what would otherwise be very minor crimes simply because they got caught lying under oath. Why should politicians be excused?

      That’s the way our justice system works. Lie under oath, pay the consequences. Better to keep your damn mouth shut then lie on the matter.

    366. Wes says:

      Voters didn’t see it that way, Tg. Once they made their displeasure known at the ballot box impeachment was doomed to fail.

      Elections have consequences. Kvetching about how things should be doesn’t change that fundamental truth.

      DAs don’t prosecute people they know are guilty all the time because it would be a waste.

      Clinton’s impeachment was a political example of such an instance.

    367. Tgca says:


      No Wes. If there was never impeachment, I still think Hillary would have benefited the same in that election. It was as if, Clinton and team had to pay her back for what she went through by pulling every string possible.

      At the time, I thought it was awful the humiliation he caused her. She still had to conduct her duties as 1st Lady knowing what everyone thought, many gleeful and many horrified. If Dems controlled the House, there would have been no impeachment but the salacious details of the investigation was still front page news for all.

    368. Tgca says:


      I disagree. What message does it say to the public if it comes out the POTUS obstructed justice and lies under oath? It tells folks that rules only applies to the little people.

      Whether it has beneficial consequences or not should be relevant if the facts are widely known.

      Now, if no one knew about it, and DOJ decided to keep it under wraps, though not ideal, that I see as defensible decision. That happens all the time where DOJ decides not to prosecute. But once everyone knows, it’s a miscarriage of justice to say privileged will not be prosecuted for these sMe crimes but average Joes will.

      That’s why, unfair at times, privileged are made examples of, to simply let folks know the system is working. Think Leona Helmsley and tax evasion. Her sentence was much harsher because of her fame and fortune…and the fact she was known as being a horrid person.

    369. Tgca says:

      Otay. You no good white people play nice tonight.

      I’m off to run an errand.

      …and let it be known, if I see y’all coming my way, I’m crossing the street.

    370. lisab says:

      the republicans simply mismanaged clinton’s impeachment, and very badly

      it is monday morning quarterback sacking, but clearly they could have done much better, say by

      starting a metoo type movement. insutead of focusing on morals, they could have pointed out how clinton ruined lewinsky’s life. many of the casting couch stories that have recently come out actually happened in the 1990’s

      as someone who was against the republicans at the time because of their focus on “christian values” being violated by clinton … (because i never thought the clintons had a monogamous marriage, i assumed they were married for convenience),

      i would have been MUCH more persuaded by an argument that clinton and cosby and weinstein etc. were abusing women

    371. Tina says:

      Yikes, Biden malfunctions.

      e Reckoning ? Retweeted

      ALX ??
      Joe Biden asked about Barack Obama’s lack of experience when he was running for President and how he is now using the same argument that Obama’s rivals used against him to talk about inexperienced 2020 Candidates.

      His response: “I don’t know who Joe Biden is out there”


    372. lisab says:

      crazy joe!

    373. Wes says:

      The only flaw in your logic, Tg, is that as Jason mentioned, impeachment is a political rather than legal process. Americans had a say in it on 11-3-98. Their verdict was resoundingly negative.

      That sealed the deal.

    374. Wes says:

      Republicans wouldn’t have done that, Lisa, because they had their own illicit problems.

      Gingrich left Congress as a direct result of the election returns, but his own salacious sexual escapades came out.

      Livingston was on the cusp of becoming Speaker but resigned before the New Year because of his own foibles.

      Clinton would have ruthlessly hammered the GOP as hypocrites doing the exact same thing as he had the GOP tried that.

      The results would have been similar if not identical.

    375. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      I agree that impeachment is at least in part a political process; the public has to be in substantial agreement with it. Here were the polls after the Nixon impeachment:

      In early August 1974, after the House Judiciary Committee approved articles of impeachment against Richard Nixon, a Harris poll found:

      Support 66%
      Oppose 27%

      Support 56%
      Oppose 31%

      Nixon resigned days later.”

      Trump’s polls numbers by contrast have gone up.

      If the Senate does have an impeachment trial, Hunter Biden should be a witness. The public needs to know the circumstances of how he obtained his Ukrainian contract; what his qualifications were for the position and what he was expected to do, and did Joe Biden know about his son’s Ukrainian contract.

    376. lisab says:

      oh i know … that was why it was so rediculous to many of us that the republicans were saying how immoral clinton was when they were groping everything but the third rail …

      but they should have

      most people who grew up in stable households, church going people, just have no idea how badly some women get treated, because it does not happen in their families, and it is largely hushed up in their stable communities

      but it is bad out there

      (and i am sure it happens to many young boys too, but that is even more hushed up)

    377. lisab says:

      and don’t think your daughters (sons) are safe at school either … i have been lucky to be at pretty good schools, but the tales i could tell about my school districts and some of the horrible things that have happened would curl your hair

    378. lisab says:

      US Has Gone from 1/5th of Global Economy to 1/4th of Global Economy in just three years

    379. lisab says:

      Baltimore Breaks City Record For Killings Per Capita In 2019

    380. jason says:

      but his own salacious sexual escapades came out.”


      Clinton wasn’t impeached for salacious sexual escapades, but wes knows that.

    381. jason says:

      Debbie Downer accuses Trump and McConnell of “rigging” the senate trial.

      Gets the chutzpah award of the week, considering she rigged the primaries to favor Hillary.

    382. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      399. “US Has Gone from 1/5th of Global Economy to 1/4th of Global Economy in just three years.”

      Despite his faults, one of the reasons I will vote for Trump is his economic record. Trump also went out of his way to make sure U.S. was able to engage in fair trade with other countries.

    383. jason says:

      No surprise here, anybody who was not an AFL-CIO conservative could see this coming.

      “Trump Tariffs Hurt U.S. Manufacturing, Cost American Jobs: Federal Reserve Economists

      President Donald Trump’s trade war and his “unprecedented” increase in tariffs on foreign imports hurt the very sector he intended to boost — manufacturing — and cost American jobs, concludes a new paper by Federal Reserve Board economists.

      The academic paper also suggests the trade war approach fails to recognize the sophisticated interconnection of global supply chains that also benefits U.S. companies.

      “We find that tariff increases enacted in 2018 are associated with relative reductions in manufacturing employment and relative increases in producer prices,” the economists concluded.

      While Trump’s tariffs did reduce competition for some industries in the U.S. market, this “small positive effect” was more than offset by rising costs that U.S. companies (and consumers) had to pay for imports and by retaliatory tariffs, the paper found.”

    384. jason says:

      Trump also went out of his way to make sure U.S. was able to engage in fair trade with other countries.”

      LOL…”fair trade”

      We all know what “fair trade” means. The opposite of free trade.

      But hey, let’s use the AFL-CIO talking points, after all, they continue to spend hundreds of millions to defeat conservative candidates.

    385. jason says:

      The academic paper also suggests the trade war approach fails to recognize the sophisticated interconnection of global supply chains that also benefits U.S. companies.”

      No kidding. But only one of the reasons why tariffs don’t work, there are many others.

    386. Wes says:

      Jason lives in a world of denial.

      The genesis of Clinton’s impeachment was oral sex with an intern, but you’re too blinded by hate to acknowledge reality.

      You lost, Jason. Clinton not only survived impeachment but prospered because of it precisely because people around the country could see themselves doing the exact same thing if asked about illicit sexual encounters.

      That’s why impeachment failed.

      Much like the current Trump impeachment, it was a poorly thought out political ploy by people chagrined because Clinton won.

      It was never going to succeed. It never should have succeeded.

      That’s simple reality. It wasn’t about telling a lie about having a woman’s mouth on Clinton’s manhood.

      That was just the excuse made.

      The American people passed judgment, and Clinton was vindicated.

      I know reality is a foreign concept to you, but you honestly should learn to acknowledge it every now and then rather than repeat talking points discredited 21 years ago about its solely being about perjury.

      Clinton won. You lost. Accept reality and acknowledge the truth:

      Your blind, irrational hatred of him is the only reason you wish Clinton had been removed from office.

    387. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      404. The economy is booming a record levels, unemployment is down, but we are still doomed because of Trump’s tariffs. The rhetoric doesn’t match the reality.

    388. Tina says:

      Well fed study is wrong on rising prices

      Import prices down 3 percent year over year. A reason why the fed dropped the rates

      Marketwatch, 9/19

    389. Tina says:

      There has also been record drops in energy and food prices. Components in import prices.

      But muh tariffs says a fed study.

    390. Tina says:

      Trumps tweets are more accurate than Comedy’s fisa apps.

      James Comey
      Verified account

      Follow Follow @Comey
      I often hear Trump supporters say they don’t pay attention to his tweets. But you must. And ask yourselves whether they reflect the values you want in a president and in America. What he tweets matters. Is that who you are? Is that who you want your kids to be? Don’t look away.
      3:42 PM – 28 Dec 2019

    391. Phil says:

      Comey really needs to STFU. He’s lost all credibility and is either too insulated or just too stupid to realize it.

    392. Bitterlaw says:

      Tina loved Comey when he reopened the investigation into Hillary just before the election. Then she hated him for not taking Hillary down. Both can be true.

    393. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      410. “There has also been record drops in energy and food prices. Components in import prices.”

      The U.S. energy prices fell because of the growth in U.S. energy production, which happened despite government projects of more imports. Thank free enterprise and fracking.

      “Oil production and prices
      In 2010, the U.S. Energy Information Administration projected that in 2019, the U.S. would be producing about six million barrels of oil a day. The reality? We’re now producing 12 million barrels of oil a day.

      Meanwhile, EIA projected oil prices would be more than $100 a barrel. They’re currently hovering around $60 a barrel.
      What’s happening: A pair of extraction methods — horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing — have unlocked far more oil and gas than experts had predicted, and companies have gotten hyper-efficient extracting more oil from each well.

      Oil imports

      EIA had projected in 2010 that the U.S. would be importing a net eight million barrels of petroleum by now, which includes crude oil and petroleum products like gasoline. In September, the U.S. actually exported a net 89,000 barrels of petroleum.

      Natural gas production

      In 2010, EIA projected that the U.S. would be producing about 20 trillion cubic feet of natural gas by now. In 2018, the last full year of annual data, we produced more than 30 trillion.


      The EIA had projected that coal electricity would remain dominant in the U.S. and natural gas would remain relatively stable — even drop slightly in its share of power supply. The opposite is happening. Coal-fired power is plummeting and natural gas has risen significantly.

      EIA had projected in 2010 that U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions would continue rising, albeit at a slower pace. In fact, they dropped.

    394. Tina says:

      No bitter you praised him.

      You said I was “jealous” of him.

      You were wrong on him.

    395. Tina says:

      Phil, Comedy has no fear of prosecution.

      If indicted, he would sing.

      He is a psychopath. Unfit to lead Fib.

      The only hope for Fib is firing the lawyahs that are destroying it and hiring a street cop.

      I have said this for a long time.

    396. lisab says:

      tina is correct

    397. Bitterlaw says:

      I am embarrassed by the kind of amoral scumbag we have as President. Many of his tweets are sad, petulant, and crude. However, I am glad every day that Hillary is not President. I hope that he wins in 2020 and I will be relieved the day he leaves office so I never have to see or hear him again. The real world sucks but appalling choices have to be made to defeat Democrats.

    398. Tina says:

      If his tweets offend you, don’t read them

      If a tv program offends you, turn the channel, or better yet cut cable,

      Life is so much easier.

      He tweets to shape news. Otherwise, it’s 99 percent against him. Maybe 40 percent favorable on fox. Yes, only 40 percent since faux supports illegal immigration and endless wars because it’s good for buainsss.

    399. Bitterlaw says:

      Trump was an amoral scumbag back when the MSM loved him, too. When he was donating to Hillary, Reid and Schumer and hosting The Apprentice, he was popular with the MSM. Negative media did not change his awful personal qualities.

      He should fight back. He does not have to talk about plastic surgery to do it.

    400. Tina says:

      I heart integrity lessons from James Comey.


    401. jason says:

      Your blind, irrational hatred of him is the only reason you wish Clinton had been removed from office.”

      LOL, wes, who has a blind irrational hatred of GWB, a fine President, accuses me of blind hatred for Clinton?

      I love this place.

      Clinton was a horrible President and a criminal and a scumbag to boot. He is actually a serial abuser of women and credibly accused of rape.

      He lied under oath and obstructed justice, the “genesis” of why that happened is completely irrelevant. You don’t get to choose what is ok to lie under oath about.

      I didn’t “lose” when Clinton wasn’t removed from office. The rule of law did.


    402. Wes says:

      I didn’t bring up the failed President you drool over and jerk off to, Jason, but since you did I can point out the following:

      Death count from Clinton’s lie about Lewinsky: 0

      Death count from GWB’s lie about Saddam’s mythological post-1991 WMDs and subsequent refusal to actually commit to doing something about the mushrooming violence in Iraq: an estimated 461,000

      You don’t give a good goddamn about all the people GWB sat idly back and let terrorists slaughter for years after lying about things Saddam’s hadn’t had for a decade. You’re just upset because Bill Clinton had Monica Lewinsky’s face in his crotch.

      Meanwhile, Clinton revitalized the GOP into a truly competitive political party for the first time in decades, signed welfare reform, signed the legislation reforming IRAs to be more advantageous to their holders, and signed the 1998 budget bill that enabled the programs employed by the Bush Administration in the War on Terror.

      GWB life to the country about Saddam, let the situation spiral out of control and undermine the central focus of his presidency, spent far more money than Clinton ever dreamed of, expanded the largest Johnson-era entitlement, and became so unpopular Obama inevitably won the White House in 2008.

      By any objective analysis—that is, analysis by anyone who, unlike you, doesn’t want GWB to plow him—GWB was a miserable failure of a President while Clinton was rather decent in his job, personal peccadilloes aside.

      That’s just reality—something you frequently have a problem grasping in your posts.

    403. Bitterlaw says:

      We has a strange dictionary. Slavery is “wrong” but not “evil.” Sexual assault and abuse of women is “ personal peccadilloes.”

    404. Tgca says:


      REALLY! Must you use that language during Kwaanza?

      Show some respect please. Geez!

    405. Wes says:

      I didn’t know Bill Clinton was ever charged with sexual assault or abuse, Bitter. I guess I just learned something new.

      It seems to me your dictionary—the one where lie means “to tell the truth”—is even stranger.

      A good example of this would be the following:

      In the lead up to the Iraq War, George W. Bush lied about Saddam Hussein’s WMDs.

      Those reading your Bizarro World dictionary would conclude GWB was 100% honest and forthright about Iraq upon seeing this sentence or one like it.

    406. Tgca says:

      What is going on in NY? Every time you turn around, there’s another attack on Jewish folks. This time a Rabbi and family in their home as they celebrate Hanukkah last night. Thank God no fatalities.

      With all this knife violence and accidents, it is time to seriously consider regulating and confiscating knives. You listening Gov Northam? No one should be allowed to buy silverware and eating utensils without the appropriate background check.

      Let’s face it! If there were no knives, America would be much safer, especially chefs. We can’t let the American Knife Manufacturer Association (AKMA) continue to influence politicians while everyday Americans are experiencing knife wounds. How many more people have to be rushed to the hospital and get hand stitches from cutting up chicken and beef, or slicing carrots and celery? When will the madness stop? It drives up the cost of healthcare and the only beneficiaries are Johnson & Johnson, as they sell more bandaids.

      We are better than this as a nation. We can do more to stop knife violence and accidents in America. Regulate all knives NOW!!!

    407. Tina says:

      Will we here about muh Afghanistan tomorrow? The Republicrats will be upset.

      Quote Tweet

      The Associated Press
      · 27m
      BREAKING: The Taliban ruling council has agreed to a cease-fire in Afghanistan to allow for signing of a peace deal with the United States. A peace deal would allow Washington to bring home troops and end its 18-year military engagement there. http://apne.ws/1rBSFuq

    408. Bitterlaw says:

      GWB said the same think as Israel, France, UK, and Germany said. Being wrong is not the same as lying.

      Given the way Wes treats women, it is understandable why he gives Clinton a free pass.

    409. lisab says:

      the republicans and democrats both gave clinton a free pass on abusing women

      the gop should have started the metoo movement back then, but they didn’t

      because they themselves were guilty of it

    410. Bitterlaw says:

      Tina trusts the Taliban? Cute.

      The US can leave Afghanistan. In a few months/years, the Taliban will allow Afghanistan to be a staging area for terrorists. The real world sucks.

    411. Bitterlaw says:

      Andy Reid’s Kansas City Chiefs secure first round bye in the playoffs.

      Jason hardest hit.

    412. Tina says:

      Bl, can give us his military plan for Afghanistan after 19 years. Of course he does not have any.

    413. Bitterlaw says:

      Tina’s plan for every military conflict – leave.

    414. lisab says:

      the usa has had no plan for afghanistan

      if we are not prepared to seriously remake it, which we are not

      then we should leave.

    415. dblaikie says:

      Don’t really want to get into the middle of this but since I remember the events I have decided to comment. First Bill Clinton wasn’t impeached for having oral sex in the Oval Office with an intern — disgusting as that is. No I remember he committed perjury to a grand jury and pressured others to do the same. Those are felonies.

      Now GW Bush did make a mistake in thinking that there WMD in Iraq. And in his terms he did cling to the failed policy of nation building in the Middle East. He was wrong about that but he wasn’t venal like Clinton. After all let’s remember that Saddam had no problem gassing his own people and committing genocide against the Shia in the Basra area. Clinton was a criminal thug who gave the impression of just being a good old guy. Bush was a person who listened too much to the wrong people. Bush was wrong, Clinton was and is a crook.

    416. Tina says:

      Nobody has a plan for Afghanistan.

      We had to go in, but we should have gotten out.

      Many years ago.

      The war party is mad. Watch the $.

      The Rino, Military industrial complex.

    417. Big Joe says:

      Well it’s been a crazy year and a crazy month of December with work and travels. Finally have a few days to relax and thought I’d check back into HHR to see how you all felt about the impeachment (which I haven’t watched). Went back a few threads and saw the news on Tim V’s passing. Bitter, thank you for informing us. Very sad news.

      Tim V was an all-time HHR great. I remember he would get really upset with me and accused me of single-handedly ruining the country LOL, I thanked him for thinking I had so much power, we enjoyed a good virtual laugh and talked sports. You see, Tim V always took the time to read and understand the opposing point of view (after some prompting 😀 ), but he was a fair guy who could be persuaded that “his side” was not always right and that the “other side” was not evil incarnate.

      He (along with rdel) became guest thread creators after the 2008 election. He did his best to keep this blog going as it had really become dead post-election. His threads skewed religious and I remember Dave’s brother or cousin periodically stopping by here and posting WTF happened to HHR with all the religious stuff LOL. He would also post random trivia questions and held contests to try to keep us all engaged.

      Tim V loved baseball, Tim V would be a 1st ballot HHR Hall of Famer. Rest easy, my friend.

      Big Joe

    418. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Have been preparing for a major winter storm to hit San Diego this evening, with one or two inches of rain. Suddenly the weather service says it is not coming. Am looking at blue skies. Apparently the previous days weather computer modeling was incorrect.


      But we are supposed to believe that computer modeling can predict the Earth’s weather and temperature several decades in the future?

    419. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Weather prediction from Dec. 28th.

      The fourth in a series of Pacific Storms is expected to hit San Diego late Sunday night with moderate rain and heavy mountain snow.

      The National Weather Service office in San Diego warned that the snow could make portions of Interstates 8 and 15 impassable through the mountains prior to New Year’s Eve.

    420. PresidentPaul! says:

      Buy even more Apple 2020!!

    421. Tgca says:

      429. OUCH!!!

      You’re being a meanie during Kwaanza Bitter. Unnecessary. Chill dude!

      Like you never porked some broad and then gave her the wrong number or slapped some whiny high maintenance chick around to let her know to STFU! Dats da way Jersey guys treat their b*tches.

    422. lisab says:

      Opinion: It’s becoming clear that Trump won’t run in 2020

      Joe Scarborough

    423. Wes says:

      Bitter’s plan for war (extrapolated from his servile adulation of GWB):

      1) Lie to start a war

      2) Do nothing for years while hundreds of thousands die violently

      3) Declare anyone who has the slightest reservations about the war and its handling a traitor

      4) Lose popular support for the war

      5) See the party opposed to the war win sweeping victories

      6) Bitch because the opposition capitalized on the incompetent handling of the war and ended our participation in it

    424. PresidentPaul! says:

      At least Jeb! isn’t president. This way we don’t have to listen to Ana Navarro cheer him on for four years.

    425. Wes says:

      To be fair, at least Ron Paul isn’t President either. That way—we’ll, let’s be honest. Ron Paul never had a snowball’s chance in Perdition of becoming President.

    426. PresidentPaul! says:

      Chemical weapons in Syria turned out to be another war hoax.

      Of course we knew it was gonna be hoax we were just waiting for the confirmation.

    427. PresidentPaul! says:

      I’m happy with Trump. Voted for him twice so far.

    428. Tgca says:


      1. Lie to start a war or rush to judgment with bad intelligence and over confident military leadership? There’s a UUUUUUUGE difference.

      2. Do nothing while hundreds of thousands die violently – that isn’t exactly accurate but it was dragged out mainly due to the Bush admin caving to MSM, world leaders lacking a spine, wavering allies, and anti-American Dems not wanting to take hard measures to administrate the war quickly and harshly instead of dragging it out with nonsense unworkable options for years.

      3. Traitor – Most Americans were for the war until they realized it was tougher than they thought and the MSM, Dems, and greedy allies backed off supporting so not sure traitor is accurate criticism as hypocrite seems more applicable.

      4. Lose popular support – see 2 and 3

      5. Sweeping victories that were shortly thereafter undone very bigly. Of the 10 election cycles since GWB was elected, GOP has controlled 7 of them in the House and 5 in Senate. The pendulum sweeps back and forth depending on many influences but what is most telling is that the Dems have lost their super or near super majorities over the decades and has not been able to keep control of the House for more than 2 consecutive cycles.

      6. Speak Engwish – not sure what you is saying here.

    429. lisab says:

      “Little Women,” Laurie, and the Argument for Racebent Casting

      The March sisters and Laurie have been lauded as influential role models for young readers since the novel’s original release, and their image has been given to white audiences for generations. If the appearances of the characters do not matter, if Jo can be blonde without protest, then why couldn’t she be shown as black, Latinx, Indigenous, or Asian? It is time for young people of color watching or reading Little Women to be shown that they can be as independent as Jo, as ambitious as Amy, as compassionate as Beth, and as loving as Meg.

    430. lisab says:

      a protester at town hall in Milford, NH yells at Biden: “Don’t touch kids, you pervert!!!” Calls him “Creepy Uncle Biden”.

    431. Bitterlaw says:


      I never called Wes a traitor. Of course, his copying DailyKos and Code Pink talking points are nothing to be proud of.

    432. lisab says:

      Democrats Seek To Outlaw Suburban, Single-Family House Zoning, Calling It Racist And Bad For The Environment

    433. lisab says:

      Hillary Clinton Asked To Leave Costco After Repeatedly Accusing Sample Lady Of Being A Russian Asset

    434. Chicon says:

      Unlike my Bears, the Eagles are charging into the playoffs. The Seahawks are beat up, so I think the Eagles have a shot.

    435. Phil says:

      Mueller didn’t work so they went to the sham Ukranian impeachment card. It isn’t working out so the play is to hold onto the articles of impeachment until they can dictate a sham trial in the senate. No leverage there so now we’re onto the “mental health hold” ploy.



    436. lisab says:

      it seems like pete and sanders have a good shot at 1 & 2 in iowa and nh

      if warren is not in the top 2 she will not be able to compete on super tuesday

      biden can still fight through but if he comes in wounded to super tuesday, bloomberg may take a good chink of his support

      i think sanders has a good chance

    437. lisab says:

      Thousands demand Trump’s impeachment before they end up with jobs

      Unemployed liberals across the country are fuming at the low unemployment rate numbers, so much so that they are demanding that President Donald Trump is impeached and removed from office before they all end up with jobs.

      “This is a travesty. An injustice,” said Bernie Wertles of Portland, Oregon. “If this keeps up, I’m going to end up working and I don’t want to work. I want to complain about how bad the economy is.”

      The department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday, Dec. 6, that the unemployment rate for November was 3.5%, little changed from October and noting that job gains occurred in the healthcare and technical services industries. Employment rose in manufacturing, according to a news release by the bureau, reflecting the return of workers from a strike.

      “This is all Trump’s fault!” screamed one pierced protester who refused to be named (or gendered). “We need him out of office so I don’t have to work and become a productive member of society!”

      The protest comes on the heels of Rep. Ilhan Omar claiming that Trump is taking away benefits to minorities by giving them jobs.

    438. lisab says:

      Bernie promises ‘most Americans’ a 0-hour work day if elected president

      At the Iowa United Food and Commercial Workers forum on Sunday, democratic socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was asked whether he would be open to cutting the hours of work in a day from eight to zero for most Americans in an unprecedented economic shift.

      “Shortening the workday is certainly one idea that we have got to look at,” Sanders said, though he also noted there are “a number of other ideas” to improve the wellbeing of American workers.

      Sanders has been campaigning with freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who is also a self-proclaimed democratic socialist. She says the workday is too long as well.

      “Unemployment is too low because the workday is too long,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “We need to crack down on these horrible capitalist companies that a making all these people work for a living.”

      The idea behind reducing the number of hours that Americans work is straightforward. Theoretically, it’s another method of destroying the economic growth that has been so evident over the last decade.

      “You work too hard and you have too many choices of deodorant,” Sanders told Iowans. “When I’m president, there won’t be any jobs and you won’t have to work!”

    439. lisab says:

      Transgender player vents fury after being dropped from Australia’s women’s handball team ‘because teammates didn’t want to get changed and shower with her’

      Hannah Mouncey was previously a member of the men’s handball team

      She helped the women’s team qualify for the world championships

      She claimed she was told she was not liked and therefore not picked for worlds

      She had refused requests to use a separate changeroom to her teammates

      Handball Australia denied the assertions and Mouncey refused to appeal

    440. lisab says:

      Plans by the International Olympic Committee to introduce stricter guidelines for transgender athletes before the Tokyo 2020 Games have run into the sand because its panel of scientists is struggling to reach agreement on such a thorny issue.

      Under the current IOC guidelines, issued in November 2015, athletes who transition from male to female can compete in the women’s category without requiring surgery to remove their testes provided their total testosterone level in serum is kept below 10 nanomoles per litre for at least 12 months.

      Those guidelines, used by most sports federations to draw up their transgender policies, have proved controversial, given that women’s testosterone levels tend to range between 0.12 and 1.79 nmol/l, while men’s are typically between 7.7 to 29.4 nmol/l.

    441. lisab says:

      Men, self-identifying as women, are poised to make a clean sweep of the Women’s Olympics, triggering a very public debate on this third-rail subject. That firestorm, pitting pro-women feminists against extreme pro-transgender progressives, will begin July 24, just as the presidential sweepstakes moves into its sprint to the finish line.

      One controversial case involves a man now calling himself Laurel Hubbard. Before conversion, he’d competed as a man in Olympic-caliber weightlifting events, well into his 30s, before he transitioned at age 35. Recently, he took two golds and a silver at the games in Samoa, dominating three women’s heavyweight lifting categories.

    442. Tina says:

      Ignore him in charge of investigating the president and using gubment resources.

      See new Tweets

      LIVE Breaking News
      BREAKING: In a court document filed today, former FBI agent Peter Strzok claims that the FBI and Justice Department violated his rights of free speech and privacy by firing him for text messages that criticized President Trump – The Hill
      12:00 PM · Dec 30, 2019·TweetDeck

    443. lisab says:

      Biden says he’d consider nominating Obama to the Supreme Court

    444. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      National General Election:

      Trump 46% (+1)
      Biden 45%

      Trump 44% (+1)
      Bloomberg 43%

      Trump 47% (+2)
      Sanders 45%

      Trump 47% (+4)
      Warren 43%

      Trump 45% (+4)
      Buttigieg 41%

      Zogby Analytics Poll

    445. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Economist/YouGov & Morning Consult Polls side-by-side

      Biden 30, 31
      Sanders 17, 21
      Warren 19, 15
      Buttigieg 7, 9
      Bloomberg 4, 6
      Klobuchar 5, 3
      Yang 3, 5
      Booker 2, 3
      Gabbard 2, 2
      Steyer 1, 3
      Castro 1, 1
      Delaney 1, 1
      Bennet 0 1

      Sanders would be 79 and Biden 78 at their inauguration if they were elected. Bloomberg would be 78.

    446. Bitterlaw says:

      Chicon- The Eagles are very injured as well. Yesterday, there were practice squad players in the game. At one point, there was a line of Eagles players standing outside the medical tent waiting to be evaluated.

    447. Bitterlaw says:

      Good luck to Rep. Lewis. He is a flaming lib but he also put it on the line to oppose segregation and the Jim Crow laws. Cancer sucks.

    448. jason says:

      Elections have consequences. Baltimore mayor on the fact Baltimore has the most homicides per capita.

      “Mayor Jack Young on Baltimore homicides: “I’m not committing the murders. The police commissioner has not committed it. The council’s not committing it. So how can you fault leadership?”

    449. lisab says:

      Beto O’Rourke
      · Dec 29, 2019

      So saddened to hear about another church shooting in Texas, this one in White Settlement near Fort Worth. Clearly what we are doing in Texas, what we are doing in this country, when it comes to guns is not working. https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2019/12/29/2-dead-1-in-critical-condition-after-reported-shooting-at-church-in-white-settlement/

    450. jason says:

      I am so saddened Beto is such a complete moron.

    451. jason says:

      Happy New Year. I plan to help the French economy with some real champagne. I know Tgca will be concocting his own “champagne” out of organic maple syrup and Mountain Dew.


    452. Sheeple, Jr. says:

      Mason-Dixon Polling has a new Florida Poll which shows the President 4+ against all Democrats except Biden where DJT is down 45/47%.


    453. NYCmike says:

      Happy New Year to all Hedgehoggers, even the #NeverTrumpers who are trying to elect a socialist in 2020!

      Enjoy some bubbly tonight!

    454. jason says:

      “NY Times and AP Call Iranian-Backed Militia Attacking U.S. Embassy ‘Iraqi Mourners’

    455. Wobbles says:

      “even the #NeverTrumpers who are trying to elect a socialist in 2020!”

      Thanks, man.

      A fermented coconut milk toast to you to from Bogo Pogo.

    456. Cash Cow TM says:


      “16-year-old rock climber survives 500-foot fall on Oregon’s Mount Hood…”

      So I guess a year of his life flashed before his eyes for every 31.25 feet he fell.
      If it had been WALT…., about 100 years of his life would have flashed for every foot HE fell.

      HA! BEAT YA TO IT!

    457. Cash Cow TM says:


      “Furry, cute and drooling herpes: What to do with Florida’s invasive monkeys?”

      “Hunt for ‘insane’ simian after animal attacked more than hundred people…

      PS… ‘simian’ is just a nice sounding name for a monkey

    458. Cash Cow TM says:

      Liberals in the 1970s-1980s were outraged over incarcerating insane people and pretty much changed the practice of an put an end to incarceration of insane people. Instead turn them loose and give them drugs that they hope they will take to curb their insanity (which most do not do).

      Now liberals are enraged over the huge problem of insane people shooting people and committing atrocities.

    459. NYCmike says:

      Liberals are also once again allowing perps to walk free for small, “petty” crimes……wife and I are having serious discussions about leaving the city, or at the least, selling the house and renting for a bit, just in case NYC really does go back to pre-Rudy days.

    460. DW says:

      Next year either Trump will be re-elected or the country goes full communist. We don’t know which will happen. Happy New Year.

    461. Cash Cow TM says:

      Happy new year to all..from the astute to the asinine.

    462. DW says:

      VA will likely go blue again, though the gun grab by the moron governor we have here will turn out 100% in the rural areas for Trump. But they still do not outnumber the scum from the overflow of the swamp in Northern VA.

    463. NYCmike says:


      How about that bill to change the zoning areas for 2 family housing etc?

      Won’t that make some suburban liberals take a second look?

    464. jason says:

      Maybe the gun grab will unite the GOP in VA and make them realize nominating deadenders does not help the cause of conservatives.

      I know, NYC will say SEND A MESSAGE in 3, 2, 1….

      The message has been heard loud and clear in VA and the Dems say thanks.

    465. Wobbles says:

      Next year either Trump will be re-elected or the country goes full communist.”

      Is “full communist” bad for Trump?

      Sometimes you have to bite the bullet.

    466. NYCmike says:


      -The press/Democrats, along with #NeverTrumpers, silent……..and its deafening!

    467. Tina says:

      Breaking from the ny slimes

      “Iraqi mourners storm US embassy”

      Reality the so called mourners are Iranian terrorists that tried blowing up the embassy.

    468. Wes says:

      Reading some of the Mad Max Apocalypse scenarios for predictions on RRH, I wonder if I’m not living in the closing scenes of In the Mouth of Madness.

      I swear, sometimes I feel I need to take an antidepressant to read the comments on that blog.

    469. NYCmike says:

      “I swear, sometimes I feel I need to take an antidepressant to read the comments on that blog.”

      -You need meds to deal with pessimistic people….on a blog??


    470. Wes says:

      Mikey is too stupid to understand the meaning of the word “hyperbole.”

      Why am I not surprised?

    471. NYCmike says:

      I could imagine Wes living in NYC with 1000’s of other people doing the exact same thing he does…..somewhere, a psychiatrist would be adding a room on his/her vacation house.

    472. NYCmike says:

      Yup, I don’t know the meaning of the word “hyperbole”.

      And EVERY word that Trump speaks is the GOSPEL TRUTH!