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    McConaughey Leads Abbott By Double Digits in TX

    I could not find any actual information on which party Actor Matthew McConaughey is a member of, but a new poll from The Dallas Morning News and University of Texas Tyler claims he would lead incumbent Republican Governor Greg Abbott by double digits.

    GOVERNOR – TEXAS (DMN/UTT)
    Matthew McConaughey (?) 45%
    Greg Abbott (R-inc) 33%

    This poll was done April 6-13 among 1126 registered voters.

    Posted by Dave at 9:07 pm
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    456 Responses to “McConaughey Leads Abbott By Double Digits in TX”

    1. Phil says:

      What? No Beto? I thought he was the one “born to run”

      Lol

      I’d be shocked if McConaughey ran for anything.

    2. jason says:

      If you are going to criticize me for thinking and analyzing issues, the only reasonable conclusion is you embrace not thinking and oppose analysis.”

      You gave the example of the sun rising in the East. How much thought and analysis did that take?

      My point is that not everything needs to looked at from all angles and requires thoughtful analysis.

      There is right and wrong. And there is a lot of woke BS.

    3. jason says:

      The moral of the story is that Jadon may be a mental midget but he does often surprise us with pragmatic solutions to many of today’s problems that just befuddles the common metrosexual.”

      Dang, the natural conclusion here is that Bitter is worse than a mental midget.

      Harsh.

    4. jason says:

      I thought Matthew was more of a Republican.

      I don’t think the moonbats would like him.

      “McConaughey argued that being “aggressively centric” is a solution to political polarization, calling meeting in the middle a “dare.” He criticized the attitude of the “far left” as a reason why the opposing political parties can’t see eye-to-eye.

      “There are a lot (of people) on that illiberal left that absolutely condescend, patronize, and are arrogant towards that other 50 percent,” the Oscar-winning actor said.

    5. Phil says:

      He’s hard to pin down, Jason. Certainly has had the courage to speak out against the insanity of the left…and he’s done it on multiple occasions. Would almost certainly run as a Democrat, however. Democrats would then push him left I’m almost certain of that much. How far left?nobody knows. He would no doubt not embrace Beto’s platform especially on guns. He’d run away from that for sure.

      Still don’t buy that he’d enter politics.

    6. jason says:

      I feel special.

      I see Bitter was up at 4 AM to attack me on the other thread.

      I can also take solace that he looks at it from every angle and makes a thoughtful analysis before he calls me stupid, ignorant and a religious bigot.

      Most people who insult me here do it from the top of their heads.

    7. Bitterlaw says:

      You gave the example of the sun rising in the East. How much thought and analysis did that take?

      I was making the point that no matter what I post, you go out of your way to criticize it and then complain because I think. It’s a good thing that we actually agree on so many issues or we would have 3000 post threads.

    8. jason says:

      I would respect it more if you didn’t support woke culture AFTER looking at it from all angles and thoughtful analysis.

    9. jason says:

      I was making the point that no matter what I post, you go out of your way to criticize it”

      Zzzzz…playing martyr again?

      No free lunch.

      You can support woke culture. I will call you on it.

      You can deny supporting woke culture. I will call you on it.

      It it makes you feel better to call me stupid and ignorant and a religious bigot because we don’t agree on an issue, so be it.

    10. jason says:

      Sinema triggers left by sipping sangria while wearing a “F-ck Off” ring.

    11. Bitterlaw says:

      I would respect it more if you didn’t support woke culture

      I don’t. You agreed I do not support its beliefs. GFY

    12. Bitterlaw says:

      Zzzzz…playing martyr again?

      Irony meter explodes as jason cries about being called ignorant and stupid for being against thinking.

    13. jason says:

      You agreed I do not support its beliefs”

      LOL

      Bitter takes great solace that I agreed he was not a communist or Antifa member for watching woke football or going to Mass.

      Right, because that is all that woke culture is about.

    14. jason says:

      jason is not against thinking, he is against woke thinking.

      Fixed it for you.

      No, no need to thank me, it’s what I do.

    15. jason says:

      Sinema triggers left by sipping sangria while wearing a “F-ck Off” ring.”

      I wrote her and asked if I could borrow it to wear here at HHR.

    16. Tgca says:

      I’m confused with the Bitter and Jadon woke debate.

      Bitter supports being woke.

      No he doesn’t.

      Yes, he does.

      No he doesn’t.

      I can settle this, let’s just say Bitter supported being woke before he didn’t support it.

      Does that resolve it now? Both sides happy?

    17. Tgca says:

      15

      I think it’s racist she has the nerve to sip Sangria. It’s insensitive.

      That would be like eating a burrito in CA.

      Oh wait! Scratch that. I’m a Rican. That can’t be racist.

      Oh wait, here we go. It’s like me eating sauerkraut in Munich. Now that’s racist and insensitive…or is it?

      Can one be racist against white folk? Hmmm…

    18. jason says:

      can settle this, let’s just say Bitter supported being woke before he didn’t support it

      Bitter supports woke culture but doesn’t think he does because he is not a communist or an Antifa member.

      That’s the best I can do.

    19. jason says:

      “for being against thinking”

      I have to give Bitter credit for this.

      It is hard to find an attack on me that is actually original.

      “against thinking” fits the bill.

      There could be a silver lining however. I can show it to the Thought Police when they come for me and maybe avoid the re-education camp.

    20. jason says:

      Both sides happy?”

      Bitter has made a career here being unhappy, so I doubt it.

      I am roasting an 8-lb pork shoulder for pulled pork sandwiches for lunch so I am happy.

      I will take a gigantic panini roll, split it in two and liberally pour the pork fat on both sides. Then load it up with an enormous amount of pulled pork and because vegetables are important, strategically place jalapeno slices along the sandwich. Add a few pickles slices because you never have too many vegetables and devour sandwich with a cold beer. Repeat.

    21. Phil says:

      Now that’s what I call eating!

    22. Tgca says:

      I had one egg for breakfast.

      Followed by a 4 oz of protein drink.

      Lunch will be veggies and tofu in broth.

    23. Phil says:

      Guy who shot at national guard in Minnesota arrested. Found bullet casings in his SUV that matched the rounds. They should just let him go. He was just following Maxine’s directives on confrontation. No biggie.

    24. Tgca says:

      Eat to live

      NOT

      Live to eat.

    25. Bitterlaw says:

      I can settle this, let’s just say Bitter never supported being woke.

      Fixed it.

    26. Bitterlaw says:

      Eat to live

      NOT

      Live to eat.

      Zzzzzzzz. Most people do not realize you can live just fine only drinking soda for 2 days.

    27. Tgca says:

      This is what supporting wokeness gets you Bishes!

      Watch the full video. Unbelievable! AA are just as RACIST as any other group.

      Watch these AA BLM turn on their white BLM rioters…uh…I mean protestors. Clearly, this wokester was feeling threatened for being woke.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/black-marxists-dont-like-being-told-what-to-do-by-whitey/

    28. jason says:

      “Lunch will be veggies and tofu in broth.”

      or

      “Gigantic panini roll, split it in two and liberally pour the pork fat on both sides. Then load it up with an enormous amount of pulled pork and because vegetables are important, strategically place jalapeno slices along the sandwich. Add a few pickles slices because you never have too many vegetables and devour sandwich with a cold beer.”

      I am on the live to eat side, even if it kills me.

    29. jason says:

      Pulled pork was excellent. Despite Tgca’s slanderous assertions that she is trying to inherit the gun collection and the llamas asap, my wife put it away before I could entertain a second sandwich, but I am thinking between now and dinner I might be able to sneak another one.

    30. Tgca says:

      Wes will not like this.

      GWB describes today’s GOP:

      “I would describe it as isolationist, protectionist, and to a certain extent, nativist,”

      You listening Wes! You southern nativist hick! You’re destroying our country. Thank God we ha e the Dems there to get us back on track.

      GWB also thinks we should be “pro-border enforcement with a compassionate touch” instead of “pro-immigration reform.”

      Words matter people! They really do!

      Why is the GOP filled with so many incompassionate RACISTS!

      If only GWB were POTUS again things would be different.

      https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/04/20/george-w-bush-gop-today-is-isolationist-protectionist-and-to-a-certain-extent-nativist/

    31. Bitterlaw says:

      I had one egg for breakfast.
      Followed by a 4 oz of protein drink.
      Lunch will be veggies and tofu in broth.

      This is a cry for help. Sometimes I think that Tgca just makes things up to see how far he can push the joke that he never eats real food. But then I realized you probably would only know about this if you actually ate it.

    32. Bitterlaw says:

      I do not want to go through my day knowing that I made an A-hole sore.

      Jason is an intelligent person except for when he is not.

    33. Tgca says:

      I KNEW IT!!!

      White Liberals More Likely to Have Mental Health Problems, Study Shows…and by significant margins too when you read the summary.

      I lived in San Francisco so I can attest to this stereotype being mostly true in liberal cities.

      It reminds me of an old CA joke.

      Liberal CA Person A:
      I’ve had such a stressful day and can’t wait to see my therapist tonight.

      Normal CA Person B:
      Yeah. It was pretty stressful today. I can’t wait to go to the gym tonight to unwind.

      Liberal CA Person A:
      Why don’t you just see your therapist instead of going to a crowded gym at night. The gym crowd is even more stressful.

      Normal CA Person B:
      I don’t have a therapist.

      Liberal CA Person A:
      YOU DON’T HAVE A THERAPIST!!! WTF is wrong with you?

      https://www.newsmax.com/politics/white-liberals-mental-health-study/2021/04/20/id/1018293/

    34. Wes says:

      Jason is trying to give himself a heart attack.

      Tgca is trying to look like Gollum.

      Bitterlaw may as well drink sugar water.

      Of the three culinary choices, I’d definitely pick Jason’s despite the strain it would put on my heart.

      I’d look like an extra in Schindler’s List if I tried to eat what Tgca eats.

      I gave up sodas years ago, so Bitter’s “diet” is out.

    35. Wes says:

      I can’t imagine #32 will have much competition for Gayest Post of the Day.

    36. Tgca says:

      33

      I think the proof is in the pudding about white liberals being all messed up in the head.

      Look at all these fat ugly a$$ white chicks out protesting and whining all the time. Who’d want to bring any of these skanks hope to meet their family?

    37. Tgca says:

      Just remember metrosexuals.

      This could be your daughter.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7RIWh-Vo0Y

    38. Tgca says:

      37

      I have to admit I love many of the YouTube comments on the Trigglypuff video.

      “That was probably the most exercise she’s gotten in her entire life”

      “The wiggle from her arms caused ripples in spacetime.”

      “She will die alone with many cats”

      “She will die alone eating those cats when she’s unable to roll out of bed…”

      “It should just stick to yelling at the ice cream truck to stop”

      “Keep your salads off this campus.”

      “This is what happens when you dont find twinkees in your lunch”

      “Drunk guy from the bar: “Is it in yet?
      Trigglypuff: “No, that’s my belly button.”

      “Bring me Solo and the Wookiee!!!”

      “Dammit! This is why the internet exists! You are doing God’s work my friend.”

    39. jason says:

      We no longer need a judicial system, Bitter hardest hit.

      “Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey says “regardless of the decision made by the jury, there is one true reality, which is that George Floyd was killed at the hands of police.”

    40. jason says:

      Jason is trying to give himself a heart attack”

      Pork fat is hearth healthy.

      Follow the science.

      “Lard is a good source of fats that support a healthy heart

      Another compelling reason to use pork lard is heart health. After olive oil, which consists of 77 percent monounsaturated fatty acids, lard has the most monounsaturated fats at 48 percent. These fats help to lower blood cholesterol levels and maintain healthy cells.

      Consumption of the primary monounsaturated fat in lard – oleic acid – is linked to a decreased risk of depression. A 2005 study conducted in Thailand also found that oleic acid may aid in cancer prevention. The study found that oleic acid blocks a cancer-causing oncogene in about one-third of breast cancer patients.”

      https://babsbonebroth.com/2020/11/19/why-cooking-with-pork-lard-is-a-healthy-move/

    41. jason says:

      Heart not hearth.

    42. jason says:

      Jason is an intelligent person except for when he is not.”

      Thanks, we don’t have to get into hypothetical, highly speculative and unrealistic exceptions anyway.

    43. jason says:

      My heart is in top shape considering the studies that say alcohol and lard are good for it.

      I might not be voting for another 30 years.

    44. NYCmike says:

      Just read the last comment on the last thread.

      Bitterlaw, you say you “if he is going to criticize me for thinking before answering a question.”…….do you know how much of a Democrat you sound like?

      That statement infers that he, or shall I say WE, doesn’t think before answering a question. Well, to that I say GFY!, and it’s not the one preferred by Ca$h Cow.

      In some cases, there is simply right and wrong, and if you are willing to give up and think that “everything is relative”, then you are certainly part of the Woke Brigades.

      It’s one thing if we are speaking about levels of funding for a certain government program, or should we teach phonics or use some other less-effective method (see what I did there? 🙂 ). BUT, when we are speaking about due process, or freedom of speech, censorship, etc, etc, a person needs to take a stand once in a while, and actually PUSH BACK AGAINST THE MOB!

    45. NYCmike says:

      “I might not be voting for another 30 years.”

      -By then, Bitterlaw may have taken a stand…..

      ZING!

    46. lisab says:

      “I have to admit I love many of the YouTube comments on the Trigglypuff video.”

      tgca,

      it is actually rather sad, you should not make fun of her

      the more successful you are in life, the more options open up for you, the less successful the more you are locked in

      for example, because of my teaching degree and experience, i can pretty much teach anywhere in the usa and some places overseas … i may not get paid well in some of those places, but i could probably even get a job in hawaii if i wanted to.

      same with my hubby. he used to be able to move pretty much anywhere because of his cisco and oracle background combined with having an engineering degree. now people actually seek him out because of his project management experience. companies will just ask him to apply for jobs because they want his skills.

      that woman obviously has very few options. i doubt many places would hire her. i doubt anyone wants to date her. food is probably her only solace — which is sad.

      there are probably doctors who would refuse her as a patient, that is how unhealthy she is.

    47. jason says:

      then you are certainly part of the Woke Brigades.”

      -By then, Bitterlaw may have taken a stand…..”

      Looks like NYC is taking over the Bitter is Woke meme.

      I don’t mind if my pioneering work on the subject is now being followed by less—, huh, others.

    48. jason says:

      We no longer need a judicial system II.

      “Pres. Biden talks about Derek Chauvin trial while the jury is sequestered during deliberations: “I’m praying the verdict is the right verdict, which is—I think it’s overwhelming, in my view.”

    49. jason says:

      The Mayor and the President declare the defendant guilty.

      Normal.

    50. Tgca says:

      46

      Sorry LisaB.

      I have no sympathy for filth like this that try to tramp all over the rights of Americans and have them scorned. Many in the Antifa and BLM movements are folks like this.

      I grew up around with a number of obese people. It was the personalities that made them ugly and not the obesity, as there are also many endearing sweet loving obese folks too…and God knows I don’t mean Jadon.

      Besides, if we can make fun of Bitter for being a metrosexual, and Jadon for being intellectually challenged and Wes for being a womanizing southern hick or Michael for wearing salmon-colored jackets, we can make fun of Miss TrigglyPuff for putting herself out here in a ridiculous manner.

      Life can be harsh at times.

      She can change her life by going on a diet and becoming a plus size model and being an inspiration to other obese obnoxious loud-mouthed women.

    51. NYCmike says:

      “The Mayor and the President declare the defendant guilty.”

      -Bitterlaw may be the right person to “think” about this situation………will the President, Mayor, and Mad Maxine making public statements give more justification for a mistrial in this case?? Or is that just silly talk on the radio?

    52. NYCmike says:

      “it is actually rather sad, you should not make fun of her”

      -I don’t laugh at her.

      I would politely ask her to be quiet, or hand her a box of freshly made fudge from Provincetown.

    53. Bitterlaw says:

      Looks like NYC is taking over the Bitter is Woke meme.

      Zzzzzz. Maybe he can find the posts jason was unable to fund. He won’t because they don’t exist but he can try. (Even though Yoda said there in no “try”)

    54. Bitterlaw says:

      Besides, if we can make fun of Bitter for being a metrosexual,

      Only Tgca pushes that stupid and completely inaccurate joke.

    55. NYCmike says:

      Bitterlaw,

      That statement you made about “thinking before answering” is so tone-deaf that I would seriously give a look to the other primary candidates running against you. I thought for sure that your humor, along with a lifetime of conservative Republican thought and principles, could help you defeat all comers in that primary race. But now, seeing how you are unable to take a stand AND push back at the same time, I am less confident in your ability to do that.

      Prove me wrong!

    56. Tgca says:

      46

      I should clarify I have compassion for the sick and those really suffering from serious mental illness and not just the white liberals with their fake rage and phony mental anguish.

      I know what it’s like to suffer with a eating disorder too. If you listen to Bitter, you would know I grew up eating lead paint chips off the wall and have struggled with my diet ever since then.

      Just the other day I actually had a half a cup of ice cream. Can you believe I pigged out like that in my moment of weakness? Do you know how many calories is in a half a cup of ice cream?

      Luckily I keep a box of Dulcolax and a bottle of Miralax on hand for moments of weakness like this.

    57. Tgca says:

      You listening Wes!

      GWB has a message for people like you.

      “What’s really troubling is how much misinformation there is, the capacity of the people to spread all kinds of untruth,” he said. “

      Ummm…you mean misinformation like WMDs in Iraq?

      Why is GWB intent on only critiquing the GOP?

      https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/04/20/george_w_bush_on_gop_in_2021_whats_really_troubling_is_how_much_misinformation_there_is.html

    58. Bitterlaw says:

      Bitterlaw,

      That statement you made about “thinking before answering” is so tone-deaf that I would seriously give a look to the other primary candidates running against you. I thought for sure that your humor, along with a lifetime of conservative Republican thought and principles, could help you defeat all comers in that primary race. But now, seeing how you are unable to take a stand AND push back at the same time, I am less confident in your ability to do that.

      Prove me wrong!

      You know debates are not typed, right? It is tone deaf to think before speaking? Wow.

      There are no announced Republican candidates for the race. I will make it easy for you and everybody else at HHR. If I run, I do not want any donations from any of you. A few months ago, I felt differently. Now, after relentless attacks on me and why I am deficient as a person and as a candidate, please direct any donations that might have gone to me to a charity for either pediatric cancer or suicide prevention.

      Even though we agree on almost every issue, that is not enough for HHR. Earlier this week, I was asked about reparations and my answer was they are absurd and insulting to blacks. No comment on that answer from the snipers. I would love to see the rapid thinkers in a debate.

      Moderator – Mr. NYC – What do you think…

      NYC – I don’t. Next question.

      Moderator – I didn’t finish the question…

      NYC – I’m not playing your games. I’m also against it.

      Moderator – Against what?

      NYC – What’s on second

    59. Waingro says:

      Chauvin verdict is in. He’s dunzo.

    60. Phil says:

      Yep, that quick means he’s done. Given how quick the verdict I’d say at this point he’ll be lucky to get 3rd degree murder instead of second but my money at this point would be 2nd….1st if they could give it to him but that’s not possible – not that they wouldn’t if they could do it. Manslaughter no doubt is out given how fast they did this.

      In retrospect, he never had a chance at anything approaching a fair trial. None.

    61. Tgca says:

      58

      Bitter doesn’t want our donations.

      Ungrateful lil Bish after all we’ve done for him.

      Let’s pool our donations and send to the Dem metrosexual candidate instead. Either way, a metrosexual will win this race.

    62. Tgca says:

      Jury verdict in. Released at 4:30.

      Let the RIOTS begin.

    63. Phil says:

      There won’t be any riots. The jury is going to give the mob exactly what they want. This was always a done deal.

    64. Phil says:

      They might just burn some buildings in celebration, however.

    65. Tgca says:

      64

      But will Bitter the Candidate explain that away while Bitter the Citizen disagree with the actions?

    66. Bitterlaw says:

      As I said last summer, any violence must be met and put down with overwhelming force.

    67. lisab says:

      I have no sympathy for filth like this that try to tramp all over the rights of Americans and have them scorned.
      ———————–

      tgca,

      i have no sympathy for her support of antifa etc., make fun of her ideas all day long

      just pointing out that the reason she has those ideas is likely because it is the only way anyone will interact with her. she is in such a bad way, that i doubt she has any regular people in her life. i would be surprised if she has a normal job — i don’t think she could work at walmart for example.

      going back to what i was writing before, her options are extremely limited in life. she looks to be what? 20’s? it is hard to tell.

      unless she makes some major changes in her life, she is probably not going to be a happy person.

    68. lisab says:

      many women in similar positions unfortunately get pregnant and go on the public dole for 30 years

    69. Tgca says:

      66

      Put down with overwhelming force?

      Really? That sounds insensitive.

      I think your potential future peer Mad Maxine would call you out on the floor of the House for inciting slaughtering peaceful protestors, mostly minorities.

      How would CongressCritter Bitter respond to the honorable and distinguished CongressCritter from CA?

    70. Tgca says:

      67

      She is responsible for her choices. No one else.

      I am not going to feel sorry for her anymore than I feel sorry for someone from a broken home that goes on to be a heinous criminal.

      Many obese people go through life without being awful people.

    71. NYCmike says:

      Got it.

      Bitterlaw IS accusing jason, and others, of NOT THINKING.

      Keep saying that on the campaign trail….that will go over well with voters.

    72. NYCmike says:

      ” Earlier this week, I was asked about reparations and my answer was they are absurd and insulting to blacks.”

      -I thought that was a great answer!

    73. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason said he does not have to think since some things are just right or wrong.

    74. Bitterlaw says:

      I think your potential future peer Mad Maxine would call you out on the floor of the House for inciting slaughtering peaceful protestors, mostly minorities.

      How would CongressCritter Bitter respond to the honorable and distinguished CongressCritter from CA?

      I would refer Representative Waters to my remarks that explicitly called for an overwhelming response to VIOLENCE and did not call for any force against peaceful protesters.

    75. Phil says:

      Actually, that would be a pretty point on response.

    76. NYCmike says:

      “I would refer Representative Waters to my remarks that explicitly called for an overwhelming response to VIOLENCE and did not call for any force against peaceful protesters.”

      -Have you watched the tactics the “peaceful protesters” use?

      The “peaceful” ones go in front with their hands up, usually holding umbrellas to help against being identified, and then other ones throw the objects over their heads to hit the police and other authorities.

      Personally, I am fine with kicking all their asses, unless the rally is a legal one with identifiable leaders and boundaries.

    77. Tgca says:

      74

      You would be censured by a Dem Congress and removed from all committee seats and bring great shame and embarrassment to your district and family.

      Your wife will feel humiliated and decide to drop her married surname in order to continue her career.

      Your daughter would be ridiculed and forced to leave her radically left university and would not be indoctrinated in any BLM, Antifa, or ABORTION advocacy groups.

      Ironically, your personal sacrifice of ridicule would have saved your daughter from a lifetime of liberalism and risk of mental illness associated with liberal whites as noted in studies published and reported upon in 33.

      As a father, you will have made the right choices but you will be a disgraced one-term CongressCritter who can collect a lifetime pension and live off the American people.

    78. NYCmike says:

      “As a father, you will have made the right choices but you will be a disgraced one-term CongressCritter who can collect a lifetime pension and live off the American people.”

      -Do you get a pension after 1 term? W T F ! !

    79. Tgca says:

      78

      Sorry! I may be wrong on pension. I thought they got certain benefits after 1 term but maybe not pension.

    80. Bitterlaw says:

      Your dire predictions fail to take into account my delightful personality. I am also on record at HHR saying QAnon is lunacy. Hopefully, lisab would turn over those posts, too.

    81. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil says:
      April 20, 2021 at 5:18 pm
      Actually, that would be a pretty point on response.

      jason hardest hit.

    82. Phil says:

      Lesson from the Chauvin incident.

      If you are going to do something outrageous at least don’t continue to do it in front of cell phone cameras.

    83. NYCmike says:

      Jury: GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS!

      “Peaceful protesters”: NOT ENOUGH! Let’s RIOT…..I mean “express ourselves”!

    84. Phil says:

      The guilty verdicts took away their cover to riot. BLM disappointed at lost opportunity for free stuff sale tonight.

    85. lisab says:

      -Do you get a pension after 1 term? W T F ! !
      ——————

      1 term as senator

      3 terms for congress

    86. jason says:

      Coulter had it right when she called Chauvin “a human sacrifice”.

      I can see manslaughter. Murder is nuts.

    87. Phil says:

      Welp, boys, the riot is back on for tonight. Fifteen year old black girl shot dead in Ohio. Policeman shot her four times.

      Stupid cop. Didn’t he realize that wasn’t going to go well for him? Use your brain, copper.

    88. Phil says:

      ….it’s only ok to shoot someone dead if they happen to be an unarmed Trump supporter climbing through a window. Then it’s no biggie and your identity will be protected.

    89. lisab says:

      I am not going to feel sorry for her anymore than I feel sorry for someone from a broken home that goes on to be a heinous criminal.

      Many obese people go through life without being awful people.
      ————————-

      tgca,

      again, not asking for you to feel sorry for her.

      however, just like in your example of a criminal from a broken home, there IS in fact an issue there. it is an issue that some people CAN overcome, but not everyone is that strong.

      that is why as a society we SHOULD support two parent families, and monogamy, and stable households, because we have evidence that being
      from a broken home IS associated with poverty and criminal activity.

      however, just like we would never say, “ha ha ha you are from a broken home”

      we should not be making fun of her for her obesity. it just makes her worse … it just gives others like her an excuse to act badly … because “meanies” like you are mean 🙂

      that is, as a society we should encourage her to get better, not make her worse, because in reality it is people like us who will pay for her and her children from 3 different fathers

    90. lisab says:

      I can see manslaughter. Murder is nuts.
      ——————————————–

      if you were on the jury

      you knew you would be doxxed

      there was a very real threat to your life and livelihood if you said not guilty

    91. lisab says:

      Fifteen year old black girl shot dead in Ohio. Policeman shot her four times.
      ———————————-

      being a cop is not a smart career move

    92. lisab says:

      Personally, I am fine with kicking all their asses, unless the rally is a legal one with identifiable leaders and boundaries.
      ———————————–

      the only way this ends if cops direct the crowds to the more expensive areas of the city/suburbs

      if maxine waters fears her house might be burnt to the ground, it will end

    93. Phil says:

      You’re in the right profession, Lisa. Hell, you don’t even need to go back to work.

    94. Phil says:

      If Maxine Waters fears her house might be burnt to the ground, it will end.

      Yep.

    95. lisab says:

      most teachers i think want to be back to work

    96. lisab says:

      exception, not older or sick teachers

      they want to stay home

    97. Phil says:

      Most teachers want to go back to work.

      Uh, not their union leaders.

    98. lisab says:

      Uh, not their union leaders.
      ——————————

      at least here the union leaders are fine with going back

      (we are in fact back)

      they are more focused on equity and inclusion

    99. Phil says:

      …of course, we have NEA and AFT here in Texas….but we don’t give them the right to strike and you can teach without being a member of a teacher’s union. Consequently, our teachers have been back to work since last year.

    100. Phil says:

      We don’t have that sh*t in our schools either.

    101. Tgca says:

      This verdict was always going to be guilty. As one legal analyst stated, who would want to be the one or two jurors that voted not guilty knowing they would sooner or later be doxed and be front page news and have their lives destroyed.

      Unfortunately, this is the world we live in now with Big Tech and MSM fanning the flames, along with politicians.

      Both POTUS and the mayor pretty much made their views aware of the verdict they wanted, and it appears Mad Maxine may have been trying to influence the jury.

      I think this is a very complicated case and unfortunately it may impact future cases as well.

      The one consistency here is that not all AA get fair trials and we can’t kid ourselves about that. But also, it appears that law enforcement may not get fair trials as well with all the public pressure now from mob violence.

      I doubt an appellate court will have the guts to throw this case out based on bias of politicians and order a new trial.

      If we don’t reign in the Big Tech and MSM, they will be deciding justice in the future for ratings. Some may work out as intended but my gut feeling is our legal system will have been greatly weakened.

    102. lisab says:

      We don’t have that sh*t in our schools either.
      ————————–

      equity and inclusion are very good things to have in education

    103. Phil says:

      Equity and inclusion are very good things to have in education.

      Sounds great. Unfortunately they have become buzzwords for critical race theory being crammed down our throats….and you know it.

    104. lisab says:

      Unfortunately they have become buzzwords for critical race theory
      —————–

      perhaps, but equity and inclusion are still very good things to have in education

    105. Phil says:

      Perhaps??

      Ha

    106. Tgca says:

      The biggest thing we could do to help minority communities is help them when they’re at risk age.

      I have always felt if we could help every AA young male, starting at a minimum of adolescence to find a mentor to help them through school and get into college or a good training program that would significantly address the issues.

      Corporations make money off them so why not turn around and give it back through local programs funded and managed by business.

      Hollywood and the music industry indoctrinate the youth into their products, often glorifying violence but what do they do to give back to these communities?

      It’s like a drug. Get them hooked on it but take no responsibility for the years of poisoning their hearts and minds.

      We are a wealthy nation but we won’t spend money on our own most at-risk, and then these same leaders in corporations, entertainment, sports, media complain about tje racism of it all when it is THEM that keep these at-risk kids down.

      I think it’s all BS. These leaders could care less about these at-risk kids when the cameras are off.

    107. Cash Cow TM says:

      Well Cow was surprised.

      I thought there were 3 charges against the cop:

      2nd degree murder
      3rd degree murder
      2nd degree manslaughter

      and that the jury was to either find not guilty of any or pick one of the three to declare him guilty.
      ##############################################
      I think Cow might have voted not guilty on all charges due to reasonable doubt.

      –Why?
      Floyd ingested fentynol (and had done so in previous arrest), was acting erratic and combative, claimed early on (before knee on neck) that he ‘couldn’t breathe’ (which is what all perps say…)

      Perhaps Cow might vote to convict on 4th, 5th, or 6th degree involuntary manslaughter.

    108. lisab says:

      Perhaps??

      Ha
      ———————————

      as you know, every school district is different.

      my current school is almost all white, so crt would not play well in my school. however, the next town over has a lot of minorities, so i am sure it is a bigger issue there.

    109. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      If Donald Trump ran for President again in 2024, would you support or oppose him for the Republican nomination?
      Support 82% (+67)
      Oppose 15%
      McLaughlin & Associates, Republican Primary Voters, 4/8-13

      2024 National Republican Primary:
      Trump 55% (+45)
      Pence 10%
      DeSantis 7%
      Cruz 3%
      Romney 3%
      Kasich 3%
      Owens 2%
      Haley 2%
      Cotton 1%
      Rubio 1%
      Carlson 1%
      Tim Scott 1%
      Pompeo 1%
      Rick Scott 1%
      Noem 0%
      McLaughlin & Associates, 4/8-13

    110. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      2024 National Republican Primary, Without Trump:
      Pence 19%
      Trump, Jr. 15%
      DeSantis 14%
      Cruz 10%
      Owens 4%
      Romney 3%
      Haley 3%
      Ivanka Trump 3%
      Rubio 3%
      Carlson 3%
      Kasich 2%
      Cotton 2%
      Pompeo 2%
      Noem 1%
      Tim Scott 1
      Rick Scott 1
      McLaughlin & Associates, 4/8-13

    111. Meldrim says:

      #87, Jason, I agree, it is ludicrous that the jury found Chauvin guilty of either of the two murder charges. He did not appear to have the intent to kill Floyd, and the prosecution certainly did not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he had the mens rea required for murder. Homicide? Sure, I can see that, although I’m not sure that the prosecution proved it beyond a reasonable doubt, either.

      The judge should have granted Chauvin’s motion for removal; how could he have an impartial jury when they all knew what would happen to their city if they didn’t find him guilty on all three counts? Hopefully an appellate court grants a mistrial.

    112. Phil says:

      Agree. Unfortunately, appellate judges are too scared of the mob to grant anything on appeal. How pathetic this all is. Then there is Biden up there today race card in hand pouring gas on the fire. Some Uniter this guy is.

    113. Tgca says:

      Wes hardest hit!

      Once again, the great Sewer State shows it is leading and paving the way for diversity and inclusion moving towards a more advanced and respectful peace loving society while states like NC still remain backwards and bigoted with an IGORENT populace.

      New Jersey will allow people to choose “X” as their gender on their driver’s license or identification card, the state’s Motor Vehicle Commission said in a release.

      https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/genderx-newjersey-lgbtq/2021/04/20/id/1018398/

    114. Wes says:

      As I indicated before, NCLG Mark Robinson will not run for Senate next year:

      https://www.wxii12.com/article/lt-gov-mark-robinson-says-he-is-not-running-for-us-senate/36168255#

      While I like Robinson, I don’t think he was ready for Senate. He will be the frontrunner for the gubernatorial nomination in 2024. He and AG Josh Stein will likely face off in that race.

      Upon looking at the three announced or considering candidates to replace Burr, I prefer Mark Walker. He started early and has done the most legwork thus far to secure the nomination. I have no problem with either Pat McCrory or Ted Budd, but I don’t think either would be as strong as Walker, though I’d avidly support either in the general election.

      I currently list the race as Likely R Hold.

    115. Wes says:

      Things keep getting worse for the Marie Antoinette of Michigan:

      https://www.foxnews.com/politics/whitmer-faces-fresh-criticism-after-visit-to-florida-revealed

      I expect Whitmer to lose decisively next year.

    116. jason says:

      I can see manslaughter. Murder is nuts.
      ——————————————–

      if you were on the jury

      you knew you would be doxxed

      there was a very real threat to your life and livelihood if you said not guilty”

      Normal

    117. jason says:

      “The governor did not go on spring break, and she has not left the state in over a month,”

      OMG, had not left the state for over a month. I mean, that is 4 whole weeks!

      Of course she deserved to travel to Florida.

    118. jason says:

      In fairness to Marie Antoinette of MI, I am sure nobody in MI went over a month without traveling, over a month without eating at a restaurant, going to school, shopping, visiting relatives, attending sporting events, weddings, funerals and parties.

    119. Tgca says:

      It appears the officer made the right choice in shooting this girl with the knife. Based on the size of the knife, shown in close-up in the video on the ground afterwards, and how she had the other girl pinned against the car, had he not shot her, she could have easily got a number of stabs into the girl within seconds, hitting vital organs and potentially causing the other girl’s death.

      I do not have sympathy for someone who attacks someone with a knife, regardless of their age. The officer had less than a second to act and he did his duty. He should be commended for saving a life and not taking the life of someone trying to commit murder…and yes, attacking someone with a knife is attempted murder.

      I would hope the girl saved by the officer and her family would be grateful for the officers split second decision

      It’s unfortunate the girl died but she has no one to blame but herself for attacking someone with a knife.

      Case closed!

      https://www.breitbart.com/law-and-order/2021/04/20/graphic-video-columbus-police-release-bodycam-video-of-shooting/

    120. Tgca says:

      118

      NO! We do not need these libs coming to FL.

      We should require people have their political affiliation stamped on their Covid vaccination ID this way we can more easily turn them away.

    121. Bitterlaw says:

      After thorough analysis that included reading Minnesota statutes, here is my opinion:

      1. Manslaughter was the correct verdict.

      2. Second degree murder was not a correct verdict.

      3. Third degree murder was not correct because the officer did not have a “depraved mind” required for conviction.

      4. There was nowhere that Chauvin could have received a fair trial because the video was seen everywhere.

      5. The judge handed the defense an appealable issue by highlighting the political pressure being placed on the case.

      6. I do not practice in Minnesota so I do not know how AS A MATTER OF LAW its Supreme Court (and that’s where it would end up) would rule. As a matter of not wanting to cause riots, it could just say the jury was sequestered and defer to its decision.

      7. There is nothing to celebrate here by anybody. The video was horrifying and Chauvin deserved to be convicted of manslaughter.

    122. Tgca says:

      Ridiculous news.

      Mother says of knife-wielding daughter attempting to stab another girl before being shot by police.

      “She was a very loving, peaceful little girl. She was 16-years-old. And Makhia had a motherly nature about her. She promoted peace.”

      …except when she’s brandishing a knife in attempted murder assault.

      Yeah, that’s up there with folks saying about Jeffrey Dahmer

      “What a nice quiet polite young man.”

      People are delusional.

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/mother-makhia-bryant-loving-peaceful-little-girl-motherly-nature-video/

    123. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #122- Bitter
      As an appealable issue and a reason why the trial should have been moved to a different jurisdiction, add to your list the $27 million settlement the City made with Floyd’s Family during jury section.

      P.S.- The MN Supreme Court Justices have been appointed by Dem. Governors.

    124. jason says:

      I think Bitter thinks the judicial system is still relevant.

      Biden and the Mayor and Maxine Waters declared the defendant guilty on all counts.

      The trial was a mere formality.

    125. Phil says:

      The girl with the knife who was in the process of stabbing the other girl was a lovely, peaceful young thing. Absolutely. because that is what lovely, peaceful young ladies do – stab other people.

      More like a fat ass thug. Of course, there is no mention of the fact that the girl the officer saved was black. I guess that was a black life that actually didn’t matter. Who knew?

      Pelosi to any moment tell us the “lovely, peaceful young lady” sacrificed her life for Justice”. Our great uniter in the WH to take to the air for the second straight day and remind us again of our systemic racism.

      Lovely.

    126. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #126- Phil
      Maybe you can educate us about why Bush43 has chosen this time to express his anti-GOP feelings.
      In one of his recent myriad of interviews, he said that the GOP must do three(3) things. To wit:

      1) More funding for public education
      2) Comprehensive immigration reform
      3) Become more internationalist and less nativist

      I do not understand him or his family. Do Texans?

    127. Wes says:

      Simple, Sheep:

      The Bushes are elitist, sanctimonious frauds. GWB no longer has to worry about voters and so can shed his faux earthy cowboy persona.

      He’s also never forgiven the GOP for selecting Trump over JEB!; ergo, GWB will never fail to denigrate the GOP for refusing to embrace his personal brand of elitism.

    128. Phil says:

      No, Sheeple. Texans are not on board with the Bushes, Nobody, and I mean nobody, pays any attention to them. They are the ultimate useful idiots and everyone knows it.

      You have to remember something about them. The family has its roots in elitism. George Bush Sr’s father was a wealthy eastern establishment Republican Senator from Connecticut. His son just happened to move down to Texas to to get rich (richer) by getting into the oil business.

      Like Boehner, Paul Ryan, etc they are useless. Actually, that’s not true. They are VERY useful to the other side,

      ….but, to answer your question, Texas Republicans have their number.

    129. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #128- Wes
      Sounds right!
      When was the last time Bush43 either criticized a Democrat or a Democrat policy like cancel culture if he even understands what it is?!

    130. Phil says:

      Wes described the Bush clan perfectly.

    131. jason says:

      He’s also never forgiven the GOP for selecting Trump over JEB!”

      Yep, that is the problem.

      Same with CG the Biden Troll, Robbie Goebbels and all the Lincoln Project morons.

      But there is one thing I do agree with GWB’s comments: the GOP has become a protectionist and isolationist party.

    132. Phil says:

      Want to get a handle on the real Bushes? Take a long look at Nichole Wallace at MSNBC. Member of the Bush administration. Listen to her now. Tells you all you want to know.

    133. jason says:

      I also agree that the GOP should have implemented comprehensive immigration reform instead of thinking they were winning by doing nothing.

      They weren’t winning. As I predicted, the Dems were one election or one SCOTUS justice from implementing open borders.

      They got the election.

      But GWB had a GOP controlled House and Senate for 4 1/2 years while he was President. He could have implemented comprehensive immigration reform if the GOP wanted it.

    134. Phil says:

      Republican Party has become protectionist and isolationist….and in the other corner we have a party that is blatantly anti American. Don’t even try to hide it. They proudly shout it.

    135. Phil says:

      What exactly is “comprehensive immigration reform”

      You’d have to define it before I would sign onto it. Democrats and establishment Republicans throw that term around all the time. Forgive me if I don’t trust them.

    136. jason says:

      I defined it long ago and you agreed with it.

      Too tired to look it up now.

    137. jason says:

      Republican Party has become protectionist and isolationist….and in the other corner we have a party that is blatantly anti American. Don’t even try to hide it. They proudly shout it.”

      The AFL-CIO and union fat cats were always protectionist and isolationist. And always contributing hundreds of millions to elect Democrats and defeat conservatives.

      The advent of AFL-CIO conservatives who now support the failed tariff/trade war AFL-CIO agenda of the last 70 years is a much more recent development.

    138. Phil says:

      Lol. I guess it would be nice to know what I agreed with….but don’t let me put you out.

      Schumer embraces the term enthusiastically. He doesn’t seem to be in any hurry to define it. If that isn’t a big fat red flag I don’t know what is.

    139. jason says:

      Lol. I guess it would be nice to know what I agreed with….but don’t let me put you out.”

      Trust me.

    140. jason says:

      And you can sleep well, my version of comprehensive immigration reform and Schumer’s are not the same.

    141. Phil says:

      I trust you just fine. Schumer? Not so much and he’s throwing around the same term.

    142. jason says:

      If anyone accuses you of supporting Schumer’s version tell them you have an A-hole they can talk to.

    143. Tgca says:

      As I noted yesterday in #30,

      “GWB also thinks we should be “pro-border enforcement with a compassionate touch” instead of “pro-immigration reform.”

      The term pro-immigration reborn is offensive and not inclusive.

      GWB’s phrase “Pro-border enforcement with a compassionate touch” may be a mouthful to say but it is a “kindler and gentler communication.

      Perhaps we can shorten it to PBEWCT (puh bookttt)

    144. Tgca says:

      144

      Reform not reborn but maybe reborn applies here too.

    145. Tgca says:

      So he’s running for NYC mayor but thinks it’s time NYC has a female mayor?

      Ok…is he suggesting he is going tranny soon?

      “New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang said Tuesday the city is “overdue” for a woman mayor before advising he should be elected anyway.”

      https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/04/21/nyc-mayor-candidate-andrew-yang-city-overdue-for-woman-mayor/

    146. NYCmike says:

      Can’t he just change pronouns and identify as a woman?

    147. jason says:

      Yes. But not change, this add pronouns.

      I would suggest that to Mr. Woke too but I am not longer advising his campaign.

    148. jason says:

      “pro-border enforcement with a compassionate touch”

      Jeb angry someone is trying to steal “act of love”.

    149. jason says:

      Gender “X” will indicate a gender is unspecified, and it will be offered alongside the existing “M” (male) and “F” (female) gender choices on licenses and IDs.”

      This is in NJ but I would have suggested Bitter run as Bitterlaw X, F, M.

    150. Tgca says:

      150

      I think if Bitter just goes full tranny he can give the Dem in his district a run for her money because now they will be equal on both Philly suburban issues, as well as gender preferences (white males need not apply).

      In fact, Bitter may have a slight edge as he and Rachel Levine become Trail Blazers in PA.

      Maybe he can get Dr. Levine to campaign with him.

    151. Bitterlaw says:

      I don’t know why I stay.

    152. Tgca says:

      152

      Because you wuv all the special attention.

      We wuv Bitter and Bitter wuvs us. <3

    153. Tgca says:

      153

      One BIG happy dysfunctional family.

    154. Tgca says:

      We’ve all been focused on Covid, Chauvin case, CongressCritters radical lefty agenda that sometimes we have to stop and realize there’s a lot of other important earth shattering news going on out there that’s just as important.

      Like JLo and ARod splitting.

      https://news.yahoo.com/jennifer-lopezs-reported-reason-breaking-141447844.html

    155. Phil says:

      Coke’s general counsel is out – the one who devised the company’s new policy of doling out the company’s billable hours to black attorneys.

      Someone or something got to Coca Cola of late. Sales?

    156. Phil says:

      Anyone on the planet more racist than Lebrun James?

    157. Tgca says:

      BS left wing media stirring things up again. Watch the officer’s videocam. It shows clearly the knife wielding attack.

      Look at the videos from other sites. The girl runs after and attacks one girl that she knocks to the ground, and presumably was going to stab until the girl in pink intervenes, and then she turns her attention to and chases the girl in pink with the knife who she cornered against a car. Both the girl knocked to the ground she was standing over and the girl in pink pinned against the car were in serious risk of losing their lives within an instant as the attacker seemed to have strength, weight, and height dominance over them.

      The pics on other websites and even this link show her with her hand drawn back with the knife directing at the girl in pink she holds against the car as if she’s about to stab her.

      Had the officer not shot when he did, the girl in pink would have been stabbed, possibly multiple times, and killed.

      He had to make a split second decision as he arrived on the scene and was approaching and saw the knife wielding girl attacking another girl from a distance away where he is seen rushing towards yelling, I guess the 1st girl on the ground to “get down” at least 4 times as he is trying to intervene to save the girl in pink. It was a total of about 5 seconds when you see the policeman exit vehicle, approach asking what’s going on, seeing the knife attack, and then rushing forward and shoot to stop her from stabbing the girl in pink.

      Idiot MSNBC Williams suggested he could have used pepper spray instead. REALLY you f*ckin moron?

      This was a split second decision and he was not close enough to her to effectively pull out and use pepper spray, which is not standard intervention by an officer when someone is attacking with a knife. That’s ridiculous.

      The mother claims her daughter was defending herself from these girls. Initially that may be the case as the video does not show the earlier moments but chasing one girl with a knife and then attacking another girl with a knife does not appear to be defending yourself as much as going on the attack, especially since they were retreating from her. Maybe she just snapped, I dunno but it was clearly her attacking others with a knife.

      So sad that a young girl lost her life but the officer acted appropriately, and probably saved the life of the girl in pink. There was no time to fully assess the situation or the girl in pink she had against the car could have been killed.

      This madness has to stop with the MSM, politicians, and organized groups fanning the flames, or more innocent people will die because the message to police is to stand down, do not intervene and let folks harm one another or you’ll be blamed for the consequences of protecting yourself or the public.

      The politicians and the courts need to do their jobs and apply reasonable standards and also educate the public on the risks these officers are dealing with daily, and better train police where appropriate.

      https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-56825871

    158. Tgca says:

      156

      Yep! Woke-a-cola got the message.

      Bitter took our advice and switched sodas and their sales plummeted.

      Those Bishes got the message!

      Thank you Bitter. My hero of the day.

    159. Phil says:

      Sorry.

      LeBron. I didn’t mean to misspell the POS’s name.

    160. lisab says:

      comprehensive immigration reform basically means

      most people already here get citizenship

      2 million+ more immigrants every year

    161. Phil says:

      That’s what I thought.

      Put me down for a no.

    162. jason says:

      That was not my version that Phil signed off on.

    163. lisab says:

      bitter would not even agree to kick out the illegals currently in prison or those pulled

      **every day**

      for violations

    164. Phil says:

      Man, I’m confused. There are so many versions floating around….

      As I said before, it’s a broad term used all the time by all sides without a specific definition.

      I need a common definition. Problem is, there isn’t one.

    165. lisab says:

      pretty much all dems and establishment gop

      at the minimum

      want to deport very few

      and redefine almost all those who are illegal to legal

    166. Phil says:

      I know.

    167. jason says:

      At one point in the pandemic I said India would eventually have the most COVID cases.

      Today they had 300k cases, and although their vaccination program is quite effective, 2.5 million a day vs. 3 million for the US, they have 1.4 billion people.

      So it is possible they will end up with the most cases. On the positive side their mortality is still very low, either the strain there is less deadly or there are other factors like climate or maybe natural immunity or a combination thereof.

    168. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Quiz Time:
      Guess which one GOP Senator voted aye to this nominee’s confirmation. Hint: From the northern most non-contiguous State.

      https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/overcoming-gop-opposition-obamas-ex-doj-civil-rights-chief-vanita-gupta-is-back-at-the-justice-department/

    169. Phil says:

      God, I hate that woman!

    170. Phil says:

      ….Another useless Republican.

    171. Bitterlaw says:

      More lies. I said illegals who are caught should be deported. I also said deporting illegals in prison for convictions depended on the crime. If they committed murder or sexual assaults and crimes against children we let them rot here. If they would be deported to a country that would just release them so they could come back here illegally, they should their sentence here.

    172. Tgca says:

      White House fans the flames of racist rhetoric by using the phrase “Police Violence.”

      It’s no longer “distrust between police and the AA community” but violence perpetuated by one side – the police.

      I think this is purposeful to pander to the woke crowd.

      I hope police start sitting out and not intervening in these lib upper middle class neighborhoods. Let’s these folks pandering feel the pain in their own neighborhood and let the crime skyrocket. Then they can cry like little p*ssies.

      Psaki quotes include:

      “We know that police violence disproportionally impacts Black and Latino people and communities and that black women and girls, like black men and boys, experience higher rates of police violence,” she said.

      “Her death came, as you noted, just as America was hopeful of a step forward after the traumatic and exhausting trial of Derek Chauvin, and the verdict was reached,” she concluded.

      https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/04/21/white-house-condemns-police-violence-response-death-makhia-bryant/

    173. lisab says:

      so then is your position is that if a person is pulled over by a cop, and says they have no license on them, ice should be called to take them into custody?

      (assuming of course they can’t otherwise show proof of being here legally, e.g. call their friend/relative etc. to bring their wallet down to the police station)

    174. lisab says:

      and should all current prisoners who are illegal aliens be deported if they are not convicted murderers or rapists?

      would you consider mexico and central and south american countries to be the type of countries “that would just release them”? as per #172

    175. lisab says:

      which countries specifically would you deport criminals to?

      (i think this will be a much shorter list)

    176. Bitterlaw says:

      I gave my answer. You can play your games all night. Considering that you have not had any interest in discussing anything beyond how I am a failure and unfit to serve in Congress for months, GFY.

    177. jason says:

      and redefine almost all those who are illegal to legal”

      They are de-facto legal now. They get driver’s licenses. They have free schooling, free medical care, they are eligible for benefits. They are protected by sanctuary cities and states. They are not going anywhere, even most criminals are almost never deported. This has been the case for decades under both Dem and Rep administrations. Trump’s policies merely slowed illegal immigration, it didn’t stop or reverse it.

      At one point in time this de facto situation could have been used as a bargaining chip. In exchange for granting work permits with no path to citizenship for those not convicted of any crimes and deportation of all criminals, the Dems would have had to agree to border security in the form of a wall where it made sense and a virtual (monitored) wall where it didn’t. They would have to agree to no catch and release, no application for asylum from within the US, and immediate deportation without court involvement for those caught crossing the border or not registered in the work permit program. Non-felon dreamers would have a path to citizenship based on merit and a quota system after a certain number of years either in military service or gainful employment in certain pre-determined fields.

      Before some moron like Tgca says I am for illegal immigration, this is my idea of a framework that could have been proposed in a comprehensive immigration reform. It is what I think might have been a feasible compromise.

      Too late now, the barn door is open and we will have open borders. Illegals will get citizenship.
      Those that thought we we winning by doing nothing got what you get when you will only settle for everything, nothing. The Dems knew they could be patient, eventually they would get their immigration agenda implemented without any input from Republicans.

    178. Tgca says:

      Ok. This is for my good friend Bitter.

      I’m sure he will get a kick out of this.

      I went to Costco this morning and bought a bunch of men’s outwear like summer t-shirts, golf/polo shirts, and gym shorts. While there I got a call from a friend. I usually don’t chat in stores but I spoke to him for about 5 minutes as I was browsing the gym shorts.

      I noticed they had 2 pairs of Adidas basketball shorts in my fav colors of black and gray for $19.99 in my size of Medium so I just threw them in my cart.

      So tonight I was unpacking the clothes and removing all the clothing tags and putting things away, and I notice the Adidas shorts looked a bit small…so I was like wait a minute…these are mediums because they have big medium tags.

      Well to my surprise, they were Medium in KIDS size for 10/12.

      So needless to say, I’ll be returning them because $20 bucks is $20 bucks.

      So I’m sure Bitter will find this amusing.

    179. Bitterlaw says:

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9495115/Outcry-Iraq-TV-fake-ISIS-fighters.html

      Damn. I can’t find an agent for a novel but somebody was able to push this show on tv.

    180. Phil says:

      Good plan, but no way would Democrats ever have agreed to any of that. Why not? ….. Because that stuff would have shut down any chance of millions of imported Democratic voters – which was and remains their total and ultimate goal.

      The place we’re at now was always where we were going to end up.

    181. Bitterlaw says:

      A gay man in Miami wearing tight shorts? You would not be the first.

    182. Tgca says:

      178

      It’s good to see that Jadon has taken a NUANCED approach in his support of illegal immigration.

      To be fair though, Reagan screwed us over and set the future stage for this with his naive view that the Dems would be satisfied with amnesty.dot.1 in the 80s.

      I agree the last two decades before Obama was just slowing the inevitable. Trump tried to make dramatic changes but he evidently didn’t time it right and when he had a GOP House and Senate, like other things he could have pushed Congress to do like Big Tech reform. It was his naïveté thinking the Dems would play ball by the rules during and after he lost the House.

      I doubt anything will change and Biden will not slow it down unless he loses Congress or we have terrorists slip through the border that do us harm.

      Illegal immigration is all normal now.

      The moral of the story is not to waste time when you have the advantage. If the GOP ever gets the WH and both chambers of Congress again, they need to go big and not waste time because the days of bipartisanship are long gone in Amerika

    183. Tgca says:

      182

      They’d be a lot more than just tight.

    184. lisab says:

      I gave my answer.
      ———————

      you gave a clintonesque answer

      let’s make a list of the countries you might think we could deport criminals to …

      ummmmmmmmmm … luxembourg? nah … too big.

      monaco?

      maybe liechtenstein?

    185. Tgca says:

      BEWARE GRAPHIC CONTENT

      People need to see this and see what risks officers deal with everyday.

      The officer was shot and killed in Feb in NM by a repeat felon. Note how the officer is having a normal non-confrontational discussion with this murdering scum before he exits the vehicle and this scum is also behaving calm and cooperative then just pulls the gun and shoots the officer like 9 times.

      The officer was caught off guard and you hear his last 2- words.

      Then the scum just drives away leaving the officers body lying on the roadside.

      Luckily he was caught later on and died in a shoot out.

      This is so sad. The officer appeared young and had a wife.

      This is why police are on edge when they pull people over. No matter what they look like or sound like, you can easily be a target from scum.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/new-mexico-state-trooper-executed-by-mexican-cartel-member-horrific-video/

    186. Tgca says:

      187

      Here is a little more on the police officer.

      He was 28 and he and his wife were expecting their 4th child.

      He appears to be of Latin ancestry from pics.

      https://www.odmp.org/officer/25110-patrolman-darian-jarrott

    187. Phil says:

      You have to be a little crazy to be a cop…..and a cop in a blue state? You have to be nuts or just have a death wish.

    188. Bitterlaw says:

      Thankfully, there are brave and dedicated men and women willing to serve and protect others. Even in blue states.

    189. Phil says:

      Yeah, how long will that last? No pay, constant stress, and a leftist lynch mob second guessing every split second decision you have to make. Thank God the officer who shot the girl with the knife was in Ohio. I’m sure a Governor Wolf or Cuomo would have been all over the guy within ten minutes of the incident. No way there would be a fair trial in NY, Philly, or Chicago. It would be convict him or the city burns. Jury like an obedient dog would, surprise, come up with a guilty verdict.

    190. Phil says:

      My favorite is the left screaming the cop shouldn’t have interrupted a knife fight. Silly me. I thought a knife fight involved each participant having a knife, but what do I know?

      You can’t make this Sh*t up.

    191. Bitterlaw says:

      Maybe I missed your post on the verdict. I said manslaughter was appropriate but murder was not.

    192. Bitterlaw says:

      Maybe we should ask Tgca about knife fights. He grew up in Newark.

    193. jason says:

      It’s good to see that Jadon has taken a NUANCED approach in his support of illegal immigration.”

      Speaking of NUANCE, has Mr. Nuance showed us the posts where he opposed ANY of the stupid tariffs and trade wars of Trump’s AFL-CIO agenda?

    194. Tgca says:

      I think the most ridiculous statement on the shooting of the girl attacking others and wielding a knife was from Brian Williams in his reporting.

      “…while a knife is visible in the body camera footage of the shooting, the officer “fired his weapon” and there was not any “attempt to use pepper spray or a taser, non-lethal force.”

      Sorry you idiot! But from the time the officer exits the vehicle to the shooting is about 5 seconds. When someone has a deadly weapon and is about to strike with potential deadly force, protocol is not pepper spray or tasing.

      Again, this is the media fanning the flames.

      Sad this had to come to this but it looks like that girl in pink was about to be stabbed, possibly fatally.

      The officer probably saved her life or from being stabbed at a minimum and he should be thanked for that.

      It appears the girl killed was in foster care per some reports I’ve seen so not sure if she was troubled or was being assaulted by the other girls but it’s clear from this video she is chasing two girls with a knife and that makes her behavior assaulting with intent to do serious bodily harm or cause death.

      Just so sad that she was in the predicament that led the officer to make a split second choice.

      https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/04/20/msnbcs-williams-on-columbus-police-shooting-a-knife-can-be-seen-but-cops-didnt-try-to-use-non-lethal-force/

    195. Bitterlaw says:

      Maybe I should apply to be a police officer. I don’t think there is vicious hatred and discrimination against diabetics like there is in the military. I am indifferent towards death which would be a plus these days when police are afraid for their own safety. I’m not. 53 might be a little old to be a rookie but I could try it.

    196. Bitterlaw says:

      NYC was against all tariffs and trade wars except for the Trumpy ones.

    197. Tgca says:

      Bitter

      I knew of a few people stabbed and shot in my yoot.

      One of my class mates who lived across the street, her older brother killed a guy when he was like 19 in a fight with a knife I believe and then hid from the police at a friends house like 6 blocks away until they caught him like a few days later. I remember the police coming around trying to find him in the neighborhood. I was like 10 or 11.

      I also knew of an evil drug dealer who was closer to my older brothers age who shot and killed someone. I don’t recall the circumstances behind it. He also went to prison for murder.

      I also recall a family friends nephew who was shot dead and his body found like a day later when he was like 20.

      An abandoned car with a dead body, stabbed I believed, was found a few houses down where I played with some friends after people reported a foul stench coming from it as it sat their for days in the warm weather.

      …and I knew a woman who stabbed her boyfriend (he was in his 50s and she in her 30s) and he died and she went to prison for that. I think she only served like 5 years because it was supposedly self-defense, as he smacked her around and she quickly reacted. She probably got less time because he did not die until hours later and he told the medics he slipped on the kitchen knife to protect her which later they realized was not true.

      My uncle by marriage was shot while being robbed but survived.

      A childhood friend was shot in the leg when he got caught in the crossfire.

      My brother went to prison for manslaughter in a drunken fight.

      My stepfather was robbed and pistol whipped in an elevator.

      Me and friends were caught in the middle of an armed bank robbery pursuit in a parking lot where the robbers drove in and surrounded by police with weapons drawn but luckily no shots were fired or I may not be posting here right now.

      My brother tried to assault a cop and grab his gun when he got caught doing a B&E when he was a teenager so he’s lucky he did not get shot.

      A neighbor stabbed her husband in a drunken rage but luckily it only ended up being a flesh wound.

      Some stoopid a$$ kid came up to me with a small pocket knife when I was like 12 and requested money and I challenged him because clearly his little pocket knife posed no harm and then he was like he was only kidding and crossed the street.

      I was stabbed by my brother in the hand while we were playing sword fighting with my mother’s butcher knives after watching a 3 Musketeers cartoon when I was about 5.

      …and of course there were a few school knife fights that I don’t recall the details of that were not serious and that did not involve me.

      Those are the ones I recall off the top of my head…oh, and my mom used to sleep with a butcher knife under her pillow when my step father worked the graveyard shift while she was home with kids alone in Newark.

      Is that enough of “Memorable Newark” memories for you? If I can think of any more, I’ll let you know.

      I know growing up in Newark was not as challenging as growing up in Ridgewood in wealthy Bergen County, but hey, we all have our crosses to bear I guess.

    198. Tgca says:

      Toooooooo Hundwid Bishes!

      Toooooooo Hundwid I thay!

    199. Tgca says:

      Oh cool!

      Prostitution no longer to be prosecuted in NY.

      Damn! I wish they’d had done that sooner.

      Often I can’t sleep at night and I could’ve taken the opportunity to better fund my after tax 401K contributions.

      Also, repealing the outdated 70s law “Walking While Trans” which I think is a good thing.

      That reminds me of Polk Street in San Francisco where like for a 6 block stretch between Post and Turk Streets, the tranny hookers would be out and about from like 1AM to 4AM most nights but especially weekends after local bars closed because drunk horny guys knew to drive by for quickie BJs…these were usually straight older men and not gay men cruising for trannies.

      The police would often patrol the area to try and discourage the incidents but you would get these very provocatively and scantily dressed trannies, often with Dolly Parton size breasts in like 6 inch heels and fishnet stockings just walking up and down the streets and around the blocks looking for Johns.

      It was almost comical. A friend that lived nearby told me he overheard one tranny being questioned by a cop what she was doing out so late appearing to loiter around the corners and she explained that her cat escaped and she was out looking for it…dressed in fishnets and heels of course with breasts falling out from scant clothing. Lol!

      I thought that was a riot. The things I learned living in San Francisco I tell ya.

      Hi officer. I’ve seemed to have lost my p*ssy. Can you help me find it please.

      https://www.newsmax.com/us/manhattan-newyork-prostitution/2021/04/21/id/1018521/

    200. Tgca says:

      195

      I’m still waiting for Jadon to stop eating bacon since it’s worsening his dementia.

      Eating just one bacon rasher a day may increase risk of dementia by 44 percent – study

      https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/lifestyle/2021/03/eating-just-one-bacon-rasher-a-day-may-increase-risk-of-dementia-by-44-percent-study.html

    201. lisab says:

      Maybe I should apply to be a police officer.
      —————-

      you are really good at applying for things you know you won’t be accepted for

    202. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Another gutless GOP Governor in the culture wars:

      https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3952733/posts

    203. Wes says:

      Here’s the rather hilarious Pitch Meeting for Bitterlaw’s favorite bandwagon:

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dPx9sfrvocA

    204. jason says:

      Number of states with 10 deaths or less yesterday due to COVID.

      24

    205. jason says:

      Eating just one bacon rasher a day may increase risk of dementia by 44 percent – study”

      The study also shows that eating non-processed meat DECREASES the chance of dementia.

      Pound by pound I eat a lot more non-processed meat than bacon, so it probably accounts for my shrewd, perspicacious, astute, wise, percipient, discerning and brilliant posts.

    206. jason says:

      It is 36 degrees here and snowing.

      Global warming has not yet arrived in Amishland.

    207. Tgca says:

      Ugh! Had to drag myself out of bed and take the pooch outside in this 74 degree morning weather with expected highs of only 82 today and rain later.

      Why should I even leave the house in these drastic weather conditions I ask myself. Soooo depressing.

    208. Tgca says:

      209

      Hmmm…weather outlook has changed it seems. Only partly cloudy today with a high of 83 now and humidity is at a very comfortable 60%with winds at 8mph.

      I guess I’ll take a chance and go out later once the temperatures rise to a bearable 80 degrees.

    209. jason says:

      Hey Tgca take your nice weather and remember what Sinema’s ring said.

    210. Tgca says:

      211

      Jadon thinks partly cloudy with a high of 83 in South Florida is nice weather.

      Clearly he does not know what it is sacrifice.

      Whatevah!

    211. Tgca says:

      But I’ll make the best of this day despite the dreary partly blue skies and warm breezed 83 degrees by having a breakfast made for a king with a mini egg, cheese, and cauliflower frittata downed with a fresh glass of protein drink.

      Yummeee!

    212. jason says:

      NYC was against all tariffs and trade wars except for the Trumpy ones.”

      Hey look, Trump’s tariffs and trade wars were better than all the other failed tariffs and trade wars. They were special.

      So were Trump’s decades of donations to Hillary, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer and to the Democrat committees to use to elect more moonbats. Meanwhile, Marco Rubio was a traitor because he shook hands with Schumer. Planned parenthood donations? Special.

      Big spending bills? Trump only signed them, had nothing to do with them. Besides, they were special once Trump signed them.

      It’s too bad Trump didn’t sign a comprehensive immigration bill. NYC would have supported it as special and would have declared WE ARE WINNING.

    213. jason says:

      breakfast made for a king with a mini egg, cheese, and cauliflower frittata”

      Almost threw up my jumbo eggs, bacon, scrapple and country ham breakfast.

      “mini egg’

      Geezus.

    214. jason says:

      I take Tgca’s posts on nutrition seriously.

      In order to counter the bacon’s risk of dementia by eating more non-processed meats, I have a nice pot roast in the oven for lunch. I am roasting a couple onions with it because vegetables are important.

    215. jason says:

      Snow finally stopped. Hopefully it moved on to Radnor, where the residents will call 911 to report the threat to the recently mulched and planted flower gardens.

    216. Tgca says:

      Oh this is rich.

      GWB and McCain surrogate skanky MSNBC liberal agenda deep throater Nicole Wallace claims most protest violence is from the right. I guess she doesn’t own a TV or read the internet and was secluded from all communication the last year.

      We have GWB and McCain to thank for these type of people. McCain the media ho who would not betray his fellow servicemen in Vietnam but would betray his party for 10 minutes of coverage by the hacks of the MSM, and GWB who is now the official illegal immigration pimp earning the respect of the Clinton’s and Obama’s.

      On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House,” host Nicolle Wallace said that Republicans are trying to “criminalize protests, when all the violence really was on the right, right-wing extremists.” And Democrats have to “stop the policymaking in response to the lies.”

      Wallace said, “I mean, we’ve covered, for weeks now, the voter suppression laws in 47 states, 108 of them in total. We’ve been talking today about laws to criminalize protests, when all the violence really was on the right, right-wing extremists. 97.7% of the Black Lives Matter protests were peaceful.”

    217. jason says:

      I don’t think Bitter would make it as a police officer.

      As the perp pointed a gun at him, he would look at every angle to make a thoughtful decision and would be riddled full of holes before that happened.

      On the other hand, as a firm believer in shoot first, ask questions later, I wouldn’t last long in the woke police force either.

    218. Wes says:

      We all know Babs Bush was pro choice. Why didn’t she do the world an enormous favor and abort her firstborn?

    219. Phil says:

      Couldn’t agree more about McCain. He’s gone now but don’t worry. There’s still W, Boehner, Sasse, Ryan, Liz, and plenty of other useful idiots to fill the void. All most happy to gain favor with the MSM by being useful to the other side.

    220. Phil says:

      We couldn’t get that lucky, Wes.

    221. Phil says:

      Damn, I forgot to include Murkowski on the list. Well, hell, there are just so many….

    222. Tgca says:

      217

      Stoopid! There will be a protest in Radnor not because of threats to gardens, though I expect Bitter will be in a panic over that anyways.

      There will be a protest in Radnor against the systemic racism of snow. Why does snow have to be “white?” It’s clearly meant to demean and marginalize those by reminding them of white rule.

      This is why Radnor will need folks trudging along on the street today to condemn snow and discoloring it’s “whiteness” so the resulting sludge better represents our diverse society.

      This is what living in Radnor is all about – channeling one’s metrosexuality to unify folks into action to take a stand against the injustices and inequities many routinely endure – like snow.

      Snow is RACIST!!!

    223. Tgca says:

      I think I found a back-up plan for Wes if Tink evah dumps his ass.

      A nice girl that can sing alt rock and take care of the kids.

      https://pagesix.com/2021/04/22/ezra-furman-announces-shes-a-transgender-woman/

    224. Tgca says:

      Ha! Ha! Ha!

      LA adds $50M to police budget to combat crimes waves after city cut it $150M last year as part of the “Defund the Police” effort.

      I guess it dawned on these intellectual giants in gubbermint that less police presence means more crime.

      My guess is it’s getting a little to close to home for these bureaucrats as they know exactly where the blame will fall as crime continues to increase and they risk a backlash from the public.

      This is a partial list of increased crime this year:

      Shootings are up 80 percent

      Homicides are up 28 percent

      Aggravated assaults have increased by 14 percent

      Car theft has also spiked 24 percent

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9497053/Los-Angeles-mayor-calls-3-increase-LAPDs-budget.html

    225. Bitterlaw says:

      I know growing up in Newark was not as challenging as growing up in Ridgewood in wealthy Bergen County, but hey, we all have our crosses to bear I guess.

      You will never know the pain of knowing that your friends are leaving the day schools ends to go to their beach houses when you can only go the beach for 2 weeks.

    226. Bitterlaw says:

      As the perp pointed a gun at him, he would look at every angle to make a thoughtful decision and would be riddled full of holes before that happened.

      No. The perp would be so stunned that I didn’t care that he would just stand there. He would then walk away wondering how he had come to this point in his life that nobody was even afraid of him when he was holding a gun.

    227. Bitterlaw says:

      Here’s the rather hilarious Pitch Meeting for Bitterlaw’s favorite bandwagon:

      Wes’ definition of bandwagon – You watch a show based on some comic books you never heard about. Apparently, I should ask Wes for a list of every comic book series just in case one gets made into a show or movie.

    228. Tgca says:

      227

      Beach house? What’s dat?

      I have fond childhood memories of wandering down to the Passaic River watching the green sludge and debris roll by and sorting through piles of motor oil cans, car batteries and other debris on the river bank looking for redeemable coke bottles to cash in to buy some candy before trotting off to the abandoned factories and local condemned housing to explore what treasures were left behind, or sneaking into the local coal storage yard and climbing to the top of the coal heap and feeling like I was king of the world.

      Now that’s how every little boy should spend his summer me thinks.

      Eat your heart out Tom Sawyer!

    229. Wes says:

      Well, Bitter, someone told you a show about a Zombie Apocalypse that features a postapocalyptic dictator followed by another postapocalyptic dictator followed by a third postapocalyptic dictator (am I the only one seeing some redundancy here?) with the occasional zombie attack breaking up the monotony of walking, farming, and Phantom Menace-style politicking was the greatest thing ever. You promptly turned your brain off and blindly agreed.

      That’s why I call you a bandwagon jumper.

    230. NYCmike says:

      “No. The perp would be so stunned that I didn’t care that he would just stand there. He would then walk away wondering how he had come to this point in his life that nobody was even afraid of him when he was holding a gun.”

      -Bitterlaw,

      I know you are serious, but it made me laugh, and it made me think you are better qualified than the rest of the primary candidates who want the job, mainly for the power it may afford them.

      Hope you run.

    231. NYCmike says:

      When Wes gets to the 10th “followed by a” someone shut the light.

      The “sense of humor” found in men with stripper wives is odd, let me tell you!

    232. Wes says:

      I didn’t create the comic or the show, Mikey. I’m just detailing the (lack of) progression in the story.

    233. NYCmike says:

      And the bait is taken……

    234. NYCmike says:

      https://www.battleswarmblog.com/?p=47905

      -Shhhhhh, don’t tell Phil…….

    235. Bitterlaw says:

      Nobody told me about the show or to watch it. I saw an ad for it so I started watching it when the first episode aired. I did not know it was a comic book series until after I started watching it. I have not read any of those.

      I liked zombie movies before The Walking Dead. So does my daughter. She’s still mad Glen died.

    236. Bitterlaw says:

      I thought your link was funny. I agree the story drags but there are too many characters and locations. I am looking forward to the Carol/Darryl spinoff because they will be on the move.

    237. Wes says:

      Another Walking Dead spinoff?

      Two things Walking Dead can’t exist without:

      1) postapocalyptic dictators

      2) spinoffs

    238. NYCmike says:

      Anyone out there ever visit Puerto Rico?

      Have a former employee who re-built his family house down there after the last hurricanes destroyed it, and then added an AirBnB unit. Looks to be doing OK with it.

    239. Wes says:

      As soon as Brnovich announces Mikey will be furiously searching Arizona for some guy named Aaron Day to run as an Indy and help Mark Kelly win reelection:

      https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/arizona-attorney-general-eyes-senate-race-against-mark-kelly/ar-BB1fPmiD?li=BB141NW3

    240. lisab says:

      In Closing Argument, Prosecutor Tearfully Addresses Each Juror By Name, Phone Number, And Street Address

      MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Prosecutor Steve Schleicher delivered powerful closing arguments today in the Derek Chauvin trial. In one especially touching moment, he made sure to individually address every member of the jury by name, phone number, and street address.

      “I call on you, [redacted] whose phone number is [redacted] and who lives at [redacted],” he said through tears. “Do the right thing and pronounce the defendant guilty. And you [redacted], who can be reached at [redacted] and usually comes home each night at 6pm, I implore you to do what’s best for you and your adorable 2-year-old boy. It would be a shame if Antifa found out where he goes to school.”

      Media reports indicated the jury appeared very moved by the closing arguments, as they were all shaking and crying by the end of them.

    241. NYCmike says:

      lisab,

      Is that from the Babylon Bee or somewhere else?

    242. lisab says:

      Minneapolis PD to start arresting random white people in reparations for George Floyd murder

    243. lisab says:

      #242 was from the bee — but i actually noted that very thing in #91

      #244 is from the times

    244. lisab says:

      what happens when the police just decide to step aside one of these riots?

      at some point officers will start to say, “who needs this? i have a family, i am not going to try to stop someone from looting that house.”

    245. lisab says:

      if you are on a jury where a white cop killed a black teen

      and maxine waters is telling people to riot

      who is going to risk their lives to hold out and say not guilty?

      they would try to make sure you got fired. never worked again. your home and car would be vandalized. if you had a business they would try and bankrupt you. your children and family members could also face similar problems if not far worse.

    246. lisab says:

      and another thing

      why can’t a company make a decent tasting vanilla yogurt?

      get off my lawn!

    247. Tgca says:

      Anyone want to discuss ABORTION?

      How about free-trader Reagan’s trade tariffs and quotas of the 80s on cars, motorcycles, computers, TVs, and power tools, some of which resulted in lost American jobs?

      Come on Bishes, we need to spice it up here.

      It’s getting a bit boring just talking about how Bitter is woke all the time.

    248. Tgca says:

      “When governments permit counterfeiting or copying of American products, it is stealing our future, and it is no longer free trade.”

      Ronald Reagan, September 23, 1985, Wall Street Journal

    249. lisab says:

      It’s getting a bit boring just talking about how Bitter is woke all the time.
      —————-

      are they woke or asleep?

    250. Bitterlaw says:

      It’s getting a bit boring just talking about how Bitter is woke all the time.

      Especially since it’s not true.

      Unfortunately, I did not get snow today. Jason is the lucky one.

    251. Bitterlaw says:

      Last night’s game was freezing. One pitcher struggled because it was so cold she couldn’t feel the ball. Fortunately, one of her few good pitches lead to a double play. Another one was lined right back at her and she caught. My shortest player ripped 2 triples. April softball is the best!

    252. NYCmike says:

      “Ronald Reagan, September 23, 1985, Wall Street Journal”

      🙂

      Ronald Reagan, “AFL-CIO conservative”.

    253. Tgca says:

      Over 1 In 3 Americans Rejecting Coca-Cola After Georgia Voter Integrity Interference.

      Good! Count me in that 1/3rd and Bitter in the 2/3rd.

      https://thenationalpulse.com/breaking/over-1-in-3-americans-rejecting-coca-cola-after-georgia-voter-integrity-interference/

    254. Wes says:

      CCLVI

    255. jason says:

      Comparing Reagan’s comments against “counterfeiting” with Trump’s stupid tariff and trade war based trade policy is like comparing Lake Ontario with the Pacific Ocean.

      Trump has decades of defending isolationism and protectionism and when he he got into power he spent the next four years imposing the failed AFL-CIO agenda of the last 70 years against dozens of trading partners on just about every continent.

      Reagan believed in free trade and free markets an imposed very limited and specifically targeted tariffs, not that I agreed with them either, but never had a trade policy based on isolationism and protectionism like Trump.

    256. jason says:

      Over 1 In 3 Americans Rejecting Coca-Cola After Georgia Voter Integrity Interference.

      Good! Count me in that 1/3rd and Bitter in the 2/3rd.”

      According to Mr. Woke, just another “empty gesture” that is costing Coca Cola a third of their revenue.

    257. Tgca says:

      257

      NUANCE

    258. jason says:

      MSNBC’s Joy Reid, guest blame the Columbus police officer for having somehow triggered #MaKhiaBryant into wanting to stab one of the other girls on the scene.

      They add that Bryant didn’t deserve to die because she was having an off day and not behaving “perfect”

      Normal.

    259. jason says:

      I guess this was “triggered” by the police officer and just someone not behaving perfect.

      “In new video of Ohio police shooting, girl can be heard yelling “I’m gonna stab the f— out of you!” seconds before officer intervened.”

    260. jason says:

      257

      NUANCE”

      Speaking of NUANCE, where is it?

      Has Mr. Nuance AFL-CIO conservative come up with ANY posts where he had ANY objection to ANY of the stupid tariffs and trade wars that Trump engaged in while implementing the failed AFL-CIO agenda of the last 70 years?

      I am still waiting for the “nuance”.

    261. jason says:

      That is why there was no nuance.

      Trump never believed in free trade, he has attacked it relentlessly for 40 years. It is the one thing he has been consistent on, having “evolved” from liberal Democrat to “Republican” on many other issues.

      “Years before he entered the race for the White House in 2016, Trump had been a registered Democrat who was pro-choice and had advocated for universal health care. By the time he became a presidential candidate, Trump had reversed all of that, re-branding himself as a Republican culture warrior while continuing to tout his business acumen.

      That transformation never extended to trade, however — putting him at odds with Republicans on one of the sturdiest planks in its platform. But while Trump’s was one of the few Republican voices espousing protectionism, it was also the loudest”.

    262. Tgca says:

      262

      Fake argument. Jadon trying to deflect by saying if you never criticized something publicly, you must be for it.

      I don’t recall Jadon publicly criticizing China on Uighurs on slave trade actively going on today so I guess he must be for it then unless he can produce posts showing he criticized it. So unless I missed a post, please show where you criticized China for enslaving folks to enhance their trade.

      The fact is Trump, like Reagan, was both someone who promoted trade but also cherry-picked tariffs and quotas for political benefit. Trump as a business man operated businesses all over the world and sought to grow and promote his businesses taking advantage of the concept of free trade just like Reagan so neither of them were against free trade but both of them did cherry pick and impose trade limitations against other countries.

      I recall criticism of Reagan back in the day of unnecessarily violating free trade principles. There is ample evidence of Reagan imposing trade limitations to give the US better positioning then they had at the time. Specifically, he fought with Japan over a number of trade principles. He was accused of trying to start trade wars.

      Japan in the 80s was considered to be cheating on trade just like China does today and Reagan took one-sided action against them to try and equalize it and many have reported that cost American jobs by Reagan’s trade impositions.

      Reagan’s own words in 250 are extremely similar to the arguments Trump made against China.

      I’m not saying I agree with it all, but there similarities between Reagan and Trump in this area. Reagan was NOT 100% a free-trader as I proved in posts above.

      Suck it up Bish and accept you are applying exceptions to Reagan with your nuanced approach.

    263. jason says:

      I just read that Coca Cola article and I take back the “losing 1/3rd of their revenue” on my post.

      That is because the way it is worded, they don’t actually ask if people stopped drinking Coke, only if the company position made it more or less likely to do so.

      I don’t drink Coke or any other soda, but I would have answered less likely. Maybe even Mr. Woke would have as well while continuing to drink it, so the impact is hard to quantify.

      “The third and last question on the survey asked: “After the Georgia legislature enacted a new election law requiring voter ID, Coca-Cola was one of the companies that publicly condemned the law. Does that make you more or less likely to purchase Coca-Cola products?”

      Over a third of the respondents – 37 percent – said that they were “Less likely” to purchase Coca-Cola products due to the company’s interference.

      A fourth – 25 percent – said that they were “More likely” to purchase Coca-Cola, while 30 percent said it “does not make much difference” and eight percent were unsure.”

    264. Tgca says:

      Jadon finally admits Reagan was a liberal before he was a conservative.

      Go back in history and look at some of the lefties Reagan supported in the 30s and 40s.

      Baby steps.

    265. jason says:

      I don’t recall Jadon publicly criticizing China on Uighurs on slave trade actively going on today so I guess he must be for it then unless he can produce posts showing he criticized it. So unless I missed a post, please show where you criticized China for enslaving folks to enhance their trade.

      BS.

      China’s policy on Uighurs has never been a topic of conversation here, if it had I would have been critical of it.

      On the other hand, we have been discussing trade here for years and you, fake Mr. Nuance and diehard AFL-CIO conservative, NEVER objected to ANY of Trump’s stupid tariffs or trade wars.

      NOT ONE.

    266. Tgca says:

      Well Bishes, I actually have a number of appts today so have fun discussing ABORTION, woke-a-cola, tariffs, or anything criticizing Bitter.

    267. jason says:

      adon finally admits Reagan was a liberal before he was a conservative.”

      Reagan was not a “liberal”. He was a Democrat, but the Dems were not the same as they are today.

      But you know that.

      Plus, Reagan did not evolve into a Republican in the last 5 minutes of his political life for convenience like Trump, he had actually had a long history as a conservative activist and author for decades before he became President, including 8 years as Governor of California.

      Don’t compare Reagan to Trump, it makes you look stupid.

    268. jason says:

      Now we know why Juan Williams could never be a cop….

      “I guess I would shoot the gun, not necessarily at someone, but maybe shoot the gun and maybe, you know, run at the person and try to disarm them…Hopefully to distract her and tried to stall or something so I could get – or my partner could get the knife away”

    269. jason says:

      Would Juan Williams give the officer a pass if he had “shot the gun” and hit and killed an innocent bystander?

    270. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Bruce/Caitlin Jenner is in as a Republican candidate for CA governor.
      What says SDC & Tina?

    271. WizardofCozz says:

      Just saw and read this article last night…

      https://www.foxnews.com/us/virginia-accelerated-math-courses-equity

      Virginia getting rid of all accelerated math courses before 11th grade. Basically limiting kids who are high achievers, this crap is disgusting. As an educator what do we think we are doing??!!

    272. jason says:

      NC Lt Gov Robinson:

      “The sacrifices of our ancestors so I could have the opportunity to become the first black lieutenant governor of my state, to see a black man sit in the White House, and for millions of us to be leaders in business, athletics, and culture is incredible.

      Now today we hear comparisons of Georgia law compared to Jim Crow, that black voices are being silenced, and that black voices are being kept out. How? By fear of a noose or chains? To be fired from work? To be ostracized by their communities? No. A freeID to vote. Let me say that again, a free ID to vote.

      How absolutely preposterous. Am I to believe that black Americans who have overcome the atrocities of slavery, who were victorious in the civil rights movement, and who now sit in the highest levels of government cannot figure out how to get a free ID to vote?”

      That we need to be coddled by politicians because they don’t think we can figure out how to make our voices heard? Are you kidding me!? The notion that black people must be protected from a Free ID to vote is not just insane, it’s insulting.”

    273. Bitterlaw says:

      Wizz – Why does 2+2 have to equal 4? It makes 3 and 5 feel left out. 22 would also like to be included since there are two 2s.

      Of course, Radnor has some students taking college level math.

    274. jason says:

      Hmmm….I guess the rats don’t like the polls showing 2-1 against court packing…

      “Well, I haven’t seen the legislation,” Kelly replied. When I pointed out it’s simply a bill to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court, Kelly said: “I generally don’t think that’s a great idea. I mean, I think we ought to get back to, you know, working together. The Supreme Court has been, for a while now, nine justices, and so I would certainly have to look at it, but I’m not in favor of that.”

      Asked if he could categorically rule out supporting Court-packing in the future under different circumstances, Kelly replied: “Well, I’m generally not in favor of it.”

      Kelly’s response that he “generally” opposes Court-packing fell short of a pledge he’d never vote to do it. But on Wednesday afternoon, Senator Kelly’s spokesman Jacob Peters contacted me to argue that Kelly’s comments did amount to a firm commitment to always oppose Court-packing. Asked if Kelly would vote against increasing the number of Supreme Court justices under any circumstances, even if Roe v. Wade were overturned, the senator’s spokesman said “yes.”

      “I’m not persuaded yet, but, you know, we’ll just have to see,” said Senator Tim Kaine (D., Va.). His fellow Virginian, Senator Mark Warner, said the Court-packing bill is “not where I’m headed.”

      Senator Jon Ossoff (D., Ga.) said of Markey’s bill: “It’s not something I’m currently advocating for.”

      “It’s not my issue for today,” said Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

      “I’ll take a look at it, but it’s not something that I’ve been pushing for,” said Senator Gary Peters (D., Mich.) …

      “I don’t support that,” New Hampshire senator Jeanne Shaheen said of Markey’s bill. Asked if any Supreme Court rulings could get her to support it, Shaheen replied: “I can’t speculate on that”

    275. jason says:

      Most of them would vote for it, but if it isn’t going to pass, they would rather be in the lifeboat than on the sinking ship.

    276. jason says:

      Roe vs. Wade isn’t going to be overturned, you read it first here.

    277. jason says:

      Why does 2+2 have to equal 4? It makes 3 and 5 feel left out. 22 would also like to be included since there are two 2s.”

      Did Bitter just take a stand against wokiness?

      It might snow again today.

    278. Tgca says:

      269

      No one said Reagan is the same as liberals today. That’s your continued problem with English comprehension and simplistic thinking.

      I doubt very few Dems of the 30s and 40s, except some radicals in Hollywood, would meet the standards of liberals today.

      But early on, Reagan was a reliable liberal of his time supporting liberal causes, and that is not deniable. Go research and see some of the libs he campaigned and supported then, noted liberals of their time, and stop trying to re-write history.

      The fact that Reagan moved right over time is not deniable and a good thing me thinks but stop buying into the myth Reagan was always a REAL conservative, especially not by today’s standards. This myth of Reagan is like the myth of JFK’s greatness. They are myths created over time, just like some are trying today to create a lasting myth of Obama’s greatness. A few people write books distorting legacies and over time people start to believe in those myths.

      People are NUANCED just like you, cherry-picking away.

      Protest all you want but folks here know you take a nuanced view to support your own contradictions but then accuse others if they don’t have a 100% litmus test on an issue of your liking when you don’t apply the same 100% litmus test to your own views.

      Where I come from, we call that hypocrisy.

      So go ahead and post 150 responses today trying to explain why you’re right and everyone else who disagrees with you is wrong and then try to take a victory lap as if you’ve proved anything other than your inability to properly reason and apply consistent judgment to your hypocritical views.

      People don’t give up debating you because you prevailed, they give up out of exhaustion trying to get your “pea-sized” brain to understand debating you non-stop over and over on the same talking points is like debating with a dog not to chase cats or debating BLM to understand not every interaction with police and AA is not systemic racism.

      Now I really do have to go Mr. Nuance!

    279. jason says:

      Bitter, the local market bought too much gefilte fish for Passover and now they are trying to get rid of it at $2 a jar. Good st-ff too, pike and whitefish, not carp.

      Might be a good idea to drive over and stock up for the next few years for your wife, plus you can skip the part about the $2 and claim it is a wedding anniversary gift.

    280. Phil says:

      Democrats have seen the polling. Don’t think for a second if it wasn’t for the filibuster they wouldn’t ram it through anyway. They just don’t have 60 votes and therefore posturing for 2022. Not going to show their hand on a bill that won’t pass anyway.

      Most saw what it did to Bullock’s Senate run last year when he came out for it in his debate with Daines. It basically turned an even race into a ten point blowout.

      The plan is to hold onto the House narrowly, add a couple of Senators, enough to abolish the filibuster, and then ram through

      House Bill1
      DC as 51st state
      Court packing (both Supreme and Circuit Courts)

      The realistic target is 2023. They are simply waiting for the votes to realistically be able to do it.

    281. Bitterlaw says:

      Breaking news – The number 4 issued a statement today – “I have been unfairly labeled and pushed into a category that I did not choose. My truth is that I am an odd number.”

    282. Phil says:

      …and Kelly would gladly do Schumer’s bidding if he didn’t have that inconvenient election in 22 coming up.

      He’s a liar.

    283. jason says:

      So go ahead and post 150 responses today trying to explain why you’re right and everyone else who disagrees with you is wrong and then try to take a victory lap”

      Translation: Mr. Nuance could not come up with ANY posts where he was critical of ANY of Trump’s stupid tariffs and trade wars, so his “nuance” argument is complete BS.

      I will just take one post and one victory lap.

    284. Phil says:

      Of course, we could always just abolish the filibuster and immediately “man up and vote” on the Democrats big three bills.

    285. Tgca says:

      273

      Saw that article earlier. Stoopid!

      So now we’re gonna force people with exceptional math skills to sit in class and be slowed down until others get it?

      I actually experienced this in high school where the math teacher would often have to waste time in class explaining over and over basic math to a certain percentage of class while the rest of us just had to be slowed down from progressing forward to new topics. I was like:

      Can I be please excused to go to the bathroom and masturbate while you teach these idiots for the 5th time what 80% of us understood the 1st time?

      That’s the purpose of AP math. To separate skills by talent.

      Imagine if we told Einstein in college he could not advance to the next level of math until everyone had the same level of understanding he did? We’d still not have an understanding of gravity or mass and energy.

      Idiotic!

      People have different talents.

      Should we do the same in sports, because clearly that also impacts self-esteem and morale? Should everyone play on the school team regardless of talent, and we eliminate tryouts?

      So you have one guy who will ALWAYS strike out at bat and cost the team a game because we need to have equity in everything?

      Forcing everyone to the same level takes away innovation and creativity and makes us less competitive as a society.

      Should we push through these under-achievers in math through school so they can become engineers to build airplanes and buildings that may not work properly because they lack the skills to incorporate the necessary math to test stress levels in aeronautics or structures?

    286. jason says:

      he fact that Reagan moved right over time is not deniable and a good thing me thinks but stop buying into the myth Reagan was always a REAL conservative,”

      “Always” is a long time.

      How about he is was a real conservative for decades longer than Trump, who is still not a “real conservative”.

    287. Phil says:

      India really getting hit on Covid. Democrats to use that as reasons for more lockdowns in the US. Lol

    288. Tgca says:

      288

      …and let the NUANCE begin.

      Jadon says:

      What applies to thee, does not apply to me.

    289. Phil says:

      I’d add drastic gun control legislation to the above Democratic wish list.

    290. Bitterlaw says:

      Reagan supported Democrats in the 30s and 40s so he was not a true conservative? Zzzzzzzzzz.

      On CSpan 3, they ran stories on the Bay of Pigs disaster. They replayed JFK’s speech to newspaper editors from April 20, 1961. Today’s Left would consider him a warmongering fascist.

    291. jason says:

      Biden Homeland Security Vows to Tackle ‘Climate Change’ as ‘National Security Threat'”

      Normal.

    292. jason says:

      …and let the NUANCE begin.”

      Still waiting for the nuance.

      Tgca claims he is “nuanced” on the AFL-CIO protectionist and isolationist agenda.

      We had endless discussions here on the stupid tariffs and trade wars against Mexico, Canada, every country in the EU, Brazil, Pacific rim countries, China, etc.

      Still waiting for Tgca to produce ONE post where is objected to ANY of Trump’s stupid tariffs and trade wars to show his “nuance.

      Nuanced my ass.

    293. jason says:

      And btw, Reagan became a conservative around 1950, thirty years before he became President.

      Trump was still funding Chuck Schumer in 2010.

      Let’s get real.

      Reagan was hired by General Electric (GE) in 1954 to host the General Electric Theater, a weekly TV drama series. He also traveled across the country to give motivational speeches to over 200,000 GE employees. His many speeches—which he wrote himself—were non-partisan but carried a conservative, pro-business message; he was influenced by Lemuel Boulware, a senior GE executive. Boulware, known for his tough stance against unions and his innovative strategies to win over workers, championed the core tenets of modern American conservatism: free markets, anticommunism, lower taxes, and limited government. Eager for a larger stage, but not allowed to enter politics by GE, he quit and formally registered as a Republican. He often said, “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party. The party left me.”

    294. jason says:

      The realistic target is 2023. They are simply waiting for the votes to realistically be able to do it”

      Would it have to pass the House too?

    295. Bitterlaw says:

      Should we do the same in sports, because clearly that also impacts self-esteem and morale? Should everyone play on the school team regardless of talent, and we eliminate tryouts?

      So you have one guy who will ALWAYS strike out at bat and cost the team a game because we need to have equity in everything?

      Did somebody call for Coach Bitterlaw? I absolutely agree that not everybody should make the school team. However, I am happy to coach rec teams so players can play. Some of the players on school teams have also played for me because they just want to play with their friends and I give out unhealthy snacks.

    296. NYCmike says:

      Yo

    297. NYCmike says:

      DJ?

    298. NYCmike says:

      CCC(P)

    299. NYCmike says:

      Got it……..jason still saying how tariffs put on by Trump are bad, but those put in place by Bush, Bush and Reagan were ok.

    300. Bitterlaw says:

      My blood sugar was high this morning so breakfast was diet soda. It crashed at 1:00 so lunch was regular soda. You guys are missing out on a fine diet by eating food.

      In other news, I have a company willing to edit, print and market my book for an upfront cost. I am now researching the company to see if it is legitimate. If I go through with it I will let you know. Then lisab can read it and say it sucks. Or she can save time and money and just say it sucks.

    301. Gordon Allen says:

      Jason. Define a real conservative circa 2021 to you.

    302. Tgca says:

      302. Bitter

      If you like, I can provide an introduction in the forward of your book.

      Also, ditch the Woke-a-cola for other effective diabetes nutritional management.

      A serving or organic maple syrup over tofu eggs scramble with cheese, spinach and broccoli will spike your sugar levels when low immediately, as well as provide you a well-balanced concentration of healthy fat and protein and vitamin and mineral nutrients to sustain stamina and brain function.

      If you notice your sugar is too high, than try the same recipe without the organic maple syrup which by the way is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals.

      Yummmeee!

    303. Wes says:

      Phil says:
      April 23, 2021 at 10:30 am
      Democrats have seen the polling. Don’t think for a second if it wasn’t for the filibuster they wouldn’t ram it through anyway. They just don’t have 60 votes and therefore posturing for 2022. Not going to show their hand on a bill that won’t pass anyway.

      Most saw what it did to Bullock’s Senate run last year when he came out for it in his debate with Daines. It basically turned an even race into a ten point blowout.

      The plan is to hold onto the House narrowly, add a couple of Senators, enough to abolish the filibuster, and then ram through

      House Bill1
      DC as 51st state
      Court packing (both Supreme and Circuit Courts)

      The realistic target is 2023. They are simply waiting for the votes to realistically be able to do it.

      Phil, there’s one obvious flaw in this plan.

    304. Wes says:

      Mark Kelly really gave a vacillating answer on court packing. Brnovich needs to hammer him hard on that.

    305. Bitterlaw says:

      A serving or organic maple syrup over tofu eggs scramble with cheese, spinach and broccoli will spike your sugar levels when low immediately, as well as provide you a well-balanced concentration of healthy fat and protein and vitamin and mineral nutrients to sustain stamina and brain function.

      Yeah. I will cook that up at 3:00 am when the monitor goes off. Or I can drink a can in under 15 seconds without taking a breath.

    306. Gordon Allen says:

      Jason. I wrote several checks to the Democratic Party when our law firm was retained as Town Attorney by the Democratic Town Council.
      It in no way indicated I was a liberal. I wasn’t one in the 60’s at Columbia for gods sake.It was ” business”
      Trumps business was located in NY City.Think there’s a parallel?
      I greatly prefer Trump to long time ” conservatives ” like Liz Cheney don’t you?
      I don’t give a rats bottom about a decade or more before; I care about now and the future.plus I think the conservative love affair with big business and Wall Street is in the rear view mirror,as it should be. Is it for you? Times do change.
      .

    307. Tgca says:

      295

      What Jadon forgets to state is that Reagan needed a job as his star significantly faded in Hollywood, and took the role from GE as part of an effort for them to groom him for politics as many conservatives in business wanted someone they could groom for future political clout against the Dems, especially in CA. I watched this in a documentary on the History Channel or something years ago so it must be true.

      Actually, that was not uncommon back then when selected “political bosses” called the shots and decided who they put their weight behind or groomed next, though it’s a bit different today with technology and getting out a message.

      Just like Rubio was funded by a law firm when he needed a job as he was being groomed for political office.

      Now that is not to say Rubio and Reagan became the Bishes of those that funded them but I’m sure they performed the occasional lap dances to show their appreciation.

      Kinda like Kamala, only they did not have to go as far as blowing Willie Brown to get ahead…but hey look…she’s VP now.

      …though I’m not so sure about Rubio since it is well-documented he did attend Foam Parties back in the day so who knows what he was doing at those events.

    308. Tgca says:

      308

      Jadon is slow to change. Being educated in a one-room straw hut way up high in the mountains where oxygen depletion’s occurs, he developed into a mental midget so it takes more time for him to come around to things.

      But he can relate to your examples of doing business requires balancing your personal politics against the need to thrive in business.

      Back at home, he had to trade with mountain folk for basic necessities, like a spouse with good breeding stock. Part of his dowry to marry a strong woman with good fatty and greasy artery-clogging cooking skills was he bargained for Lupita , or else no deal. That was a very wise on his part at the time when your foraging for rodents for dinner and need a good mountain companion but not so sure it’s relevant anymore in the US.

    309. Bitterlaw says:

      So Gordon’s solid conservative principles were for sale. Got it. I’m sure the Democrats in office were certain to govern in accord with his conservative principles.

    310. lisab says:

      #273 Virginia getting rid of all accelerated math courses before 11th grade.
      —————————–

      if you read the article, the focus is becoming

      “differentiated instruction”

      the theory is that instead of putting students into tiers, as was often done in the past, e.g. high, medium, low, with each tier having different goals

      they are saying that the student learning goals should be the basically the same for everyone, e.g. the student should be able to multiply two digit numbers

      the difference being that an “advanced” math student would be given more difficult problems in the same class as a student who was not great in math.

      the main reason you do have “advanced” math courses in 11th and 12th grade is that at that point you have AP calculus classes, that require teachers who are trained in calculus

    311. NYCmike says:

      “So Gordon’s solid conservative principles were for sale. Got it.”

      -Both Bitterlaw and jason make me laugh, especially when they accuse others of being “deadenders”.

      In NYC, should I have turned my back on Mayor Giuliani when he supported Cuomo over Pataki?

      No, I disagreed with Rudy’s stance. Pretty simple. Then, after Pataki got elected, I hoped him and Rudy would work well together.

      Rudy went on to make NYC reach its rightful spot as “Center of the Universe”, Pataki went on to putting more and more of his friends in patronage positions, and left the state no better, long term, than what he had inherited, thereby destroying any success for the NY Republican Party……..and we see the results to this day.

    312. Tgca says:

      I’ve been thinking about this lately.

      Will the radical Dems and their policies drive another white flight from the cities like they did in the 60s, leaving behind poor communities and minorities to fend for themselves as jobs and tax dollars leave with the middle- and upper- classes?

      Are they taking us back to the stupidity of 50s and 60s with radical lefty ideas that don’t work but may feel good to address inequities of the poor and minorities?

      I always thought it was really stoopid to build a bunch of high rise buildings in a defined area and then throw poor and minorities in them, essentially fenced in with little to no good job prospects.

      It’s a breeding ground for every possible fracture we see in society to dump folks with the least marketable skills, poverty, highest family unit breakdown, and educational challenges into one big cement block.

      I know! I lived in one of these block high rise developments where slowly but surely, the 1st story apartments were boarded up, then the 2nd story, etc to work its way up until the buildings were condemned and abandoned.

      My mother, like many other residents, never wanted to take the elevator in our building because it posed risks of being attacked or sexually assaulted with no escape route available, and my stepdad got pistol whipped and robbed in our building elevator. As a 4 and 5 year-old, I had to climb 8 stories of stairs to avoid the elevators, probably why I got well-defined muscular legs to this day.

      Many of these ghetto developments did not last more than 40 years due to crime and drug infestation.

      Here’s where I spent the 1st 6 years of my life.

      Ain’T it perty?

      Our projects of about 10 buildings lasted less than 20 years fully occupied, and before being demolished in the 1990s had only about 30% occupancy.

      I have fond memories of watching my mother’s 1st fistfight with a neighbor in the lobby as all gathered around to cheer the Battle of the Ghetto Bishes. My mom prevailed the victor against some slutty woman named Maria who was poking my dad.

      When we finally left, it was like 90%+ AA tenants as we were one of the last Caucasian/Hispanic families to leave. In the 50s, it was mostly working class white with a large contingent of AA I’ve been told.

      https://oldnewark.com/publichousing/walshhomes.php

    313. Tgca says:

      312. LisaB

      It is stoopid to put all skill levels in certain classes together, especially stem classes. It really destroys ingenuity to have to focus more on the struggling students.

      I used to tutor all levels of high school math and calculus, DE, etc for high school and college students. Proficiencies vary and attention should be applied appropriately.

      It’s like trying to put someone with a 70 IQ level in a class as someone with a 140 IQ level.

      It doesn’t work!

      It will harm both student levels more in the long run, and it causes friction among students. I remember how frustrated folks get when teachers had to repeatedly go over concepts for those that did not exceed in those skill levels.

      Excelling students think the others are stoopid and they’re wasting time in that class while struggling students feel inadequate in front of all when they can’t perform as well.

      Again, these are “feel good” measures and not classical effective talent development methods.

    314. lisab says:

      tgca,

      in the past, many companies had to have operations in the city. if you supplied a niche product, you had to be in a place that had lots of people or businesses that wanted a niche product.

      now with the internet, you can be located anywhere.

      so, that changes the situation from the 1960’s somewhat

    315. lisab says:

      Proficiencies vary and attention should be applied appropriately.
      ——————————–

      that is the idea

      the lessons are supposed to be tailored to the student, not one size fits all.

      so, if you were in an english class, and the learning goal was to learn how to write a book report

      one student might choose, “esperanza rising”, while a less advanced student might choose, “mr. bunny’s chocolate factory”

      the learning goal would be the same, “write a book report”, but the level of reading is quite different

    316. lisab says:

      in a biology class,

      the learning goal might be to understand about bacteria, molds, yeasts etc.

      an advanced student might create yogurt, with the associated tasks of sterilization of containers etc., while a student with a learning impairment might just grow mold on a piece of bread.

      same goal, but adjusted to the level of the student.

    317. Bitterlaw says:

      NYC- I find it hilarious that I am considered not conservative because I drink soda but self-proclaimed conservatives can write checks to elect Democrats and that is ok.

      I have never voted for a Democrat-nominee in any election. I have never donated to a Democrat. But I am on Naughty List.

    318. NYCmike says:

      Never once did I say you weren’t conservative.

      I have said that you need to be more forceful in your argument, because the other side is looking to RULE us as subjects, not govern in service to its citizens.

    319. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Charlie Christ(D-FL) has announced against Gov. Ron DeSantis.

      Congresswoman “Mean” Val Demmings(D) is expected to announce against Sen. Marco Rubio.

    320. Tgca says:

      319

      Generally, GOP in northern NJ id equivalent to Dem-lite everywhere else in the US.

      Arnold Schwarzenegger was a registered GOP and GOP governor but most people between CA and NJ would not consider him a REAL conservative.

    321. lisab says:

      Never once did I say you weren’t conservative.
      —————

      nycmike,

      actually you are probably his biggest supporter

    322. Tgca says:

      318

      If you’re teaching a class a chapter in Algebra on factoring, the entire class should learn the same material to the same extent on how to factor equations.

      You cannot effectively teach a math class to 30 students teaching them all different levels of math.

      Also, rigorous proofs are based on methods and getting the right solution and not just trying to get the right solution.

      If I tell a student to prove a number is a rational number, they should be able to express that number in a simple proof if they have been taught the basic concepts of rational numbers. Otherwise, they don’t understand the concept and should not be allowed to move forward to the next related subject matter material.

      If some students are so advanced that they can basically pick up a book and teach themselves with high proficiency, they should be separated out into more advanced classes.

      What’s next, telling folks as long as everyone takes the same CPA exams that the right answers don’t matter, that they all pass regardless so they can feel good about themselves?

      Do you think investors want to invest in a company with an Accounting controller responsible for your public financial statements that could not pass the CPA exam? That goes against the principles of the SEC to protect investors by assuring the financial statements are reliable for investors to use to make investment decisions. It could lead to the collapse of the financial market if folks responsible for financial reporting do not fully understand the accounting concepts they report upon.

      Think Enron. Their CFO was not an experienced accounting professional and once their system collapsed due to faulty accounting, he tried to avoid prosecution by arguing he knew little about accounting. Well, he never said that when he was raking in millions as their chief financial officer.

      This is maddening to lower standards to make people feel good about themselves.

    323. Tgca says:

      321

      Charlie Crist is a perfect example of a conservative Republican who was conservative until he wasn’t.

      While FL governor, he was being touted to be a potential future VP candidate.

      We saw how that all turned out.

    324. Tgca says:

      Oh Gawd!

      How did John Kerry ever get to be an elected official?

      He thinks people losing their jobs is a greater opportunity to do something else? Is this guy tone deaf?

      Ok. Tell that to some old fogey like Bitter in their mid 50s that’s afraid to leave his neighborhood that it’s a greater opportunity to try something new if he can’t practice law anymore. It’s up there with teaching those gas line workers how to code software.

      That’s not to suggest my good friend Bitter could not transition professionally elsewhere, as I am sure he could become a successful florist or open a haberdashery in Radnor selling fine sweaters but my point is it’s a ridiculous statement Kerry made and shows he does not understand human nature.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/john-kerry-everyone-losing-their-jobs-is-a-great-opportunity/

    325. Bitterlaw says:

      Why would I move? I like where I live. The softball field is one block over. The basketball gym is less than 2 miles away. I could move back to Center City in Philadelphia but only if was a house and not a condo building.

    326. Tgca says:

      Ouch! Biden makes fool of himself in front of world leaders by wearing mask in virtual discussion while no one else is wearing a mask.

      The picture is stunning example of what not to do when the world is watching.

      Hopefully someone told him sooner than later to remove the mask.

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/another-humiliation-world-stage-idiot-joe-biden-one-wearing-mask-virtual-climate-change-discussion-world-leaders-video/

    327. Tgca says:

      327

      I think Bitter might fit better in with the residents of Center City than Radnor so perhaps he can run in that district instead if he relocated there.

    328. jason says:

      Gordon Allen says:
      April 23, 2021 at 1:51 pm

      Jason. Define a real conservative circa 2021 to you.”

      My definition has not changed because it is 2021.

      A real conservative believes in smaller government, low taxes, strong defense, free enterprise, free markets, free trade, personal responsibility. Equal opportunity, not equal outcomes.

      Ronald Reagan was a firm proponent of all these things, that is why is the best President in my lifetime.

    329. Bitterlaw says:

      I think Bitter might fit better in with the residents of Center City than Radnor so perhaps he can run in that district instead if he relocated there.

      Zzzzzzzzzzzz. Been there. Done that. Got 12%

    330. Tgca says:

      340

      Real conservatives don’t believe in ABORTION either.

      Reagan believed in those things except when he did not believe in those things which today we call NUANCED EXCEPTIONS but at least he believed in them the majority of the time which is good.

      Some of Reagan’s NUANCED EXCEPTIONS:

      1. Gubbermint spending during the early to mid 80s tripled

      2. Raising taxes in CA in the 60s and in the 80s to offset other 80s tax cuts

      3. Free enterprise, free markets , and free trade when not imposing tariffs and quotas on the Japanese markets in the 80s

      4. Personal responsibility except when he just could not remember anything about Iran Contra

      Like JFK before him and Clinton after him, there is an exaggerated legacy that has grown over time of Reagan. He was a good president in many respects but nowhere near the myth that has developed over the years. But again, considering he was surrounded by his peers from Carter and both Bushes, it’s not hard to stick out.

    331. Tgca says:

      331

      But you’re much more metrosexualed now so me thinks you could attract more support now, maybe 13%.

    332. lisab says:

      If you’re teaching a class a chapter in Algebra on factoring, the entire class should learn the same material to the same extent on how to factor equations.
      ——————————-

      actually, no. the learning goal would not be to teach the same material, to the same extent

      less ready students might learn to factor 15 into 3 * 5

      while the most advanced students might learn to factor a^2 – b^2 to (a-b)(a+b)

    333. Gordon Allen says:

      my principles were never for sale.In fact in the late 80′ s/ 90’s the local democrats on the town council were more conservative on town issues than were the Republicans; plus I didn’t live there ,but our offices were there.
      Anybody who was a conservative in the 60’s at Columbia has been consistent.
      I also voted for Joe Lieberman over Lowell Weicker( the guy who later as Governor gave Connecticut the income tax)for senate.I despise leftist country club Republicans as much as I do Democrats. Sue me.
      And I’d vote for Bozo the Clown over Liz Cheney simply to rid America of her. Sue me again.

    334. jason says:

      I will make it clear for Tgca to understand.

      Reagan was a real conservative.

      Trump is not a real conservative.

      I hope it is clear now.

    335. jason says:

      Real conservatives don’t believe in ABORTION either.”

      Says who?

      This is like saying real conservatives can’t be gay.

      I am a real conservative that thinks abortion should be legal in the first trimester.

      In any case, I purposefully left out social
      issues from my definition of real conservatism.

    336. jason says:

      And I’d vote for Bozo the Clown over Liz Cheney simply to rid America of her. Sue me again.”

      I know how you feel. I only didn’t vote for Daffy Duck for President (wes had recommended it) in 2016 because it was too much trouble to write it in.

    337. jason says:

      Zzzzzzzzzzzz. Been there. Done that. Got 12%”

      Yes, but now you are woke, I think you could easily get 15%.

      Ma….

    338. jason says:

      I despise leftist country club Republicans as much as I do Democrats”

      Bitter, are you going to take this attack on your friends and neighbors lying down?

    339. Bitterlaw says:

      The only people I know who belong to country clubs are Democrats.

    340. jason says:

      “there is an exaggerated legacy that has grown over time of Reagan.”

      BS. Exaggerated legacy my ass.

      Hopefully there is a growing recognition of the greatness of Ronald Reagan, who was the most successful President in implementing his vision in the 20th century.

      He wanted to change the conversation from the Great Society meme of how big government could be to how limited it could be. He did that. He wanted to bankrupt and break up the Soviet Union and bring down the Berlin wall and he did that by forcing the Soviets to choose between “butter and arms”.

      And not only was Reagan successful, he was successful with great style, grace and humor.

    341. jason says:

      I acknowledge Trump was a much better President than I expected. I give him credit for a lot of important achievements: judicial appointments, taxes, energy independence, deregulation, rebuilding the military. Had he been re-elected I think he would have had a much more lasting legacy in many of these areas.

      But he was no Ronald Reagan.

    342. Gordon Allen says:

      For those having trouble in the early morning concentrating,let me add the word ” types” to Country Club. Apparently we have to be literal here
      I assume we all know what is meant by country club types.
      Bitter worships at the feet of ” country club types”,which include millennial soccer mom suburban voters.
      Is that better?

    343. Tgca says:

      David W.

      Please ban Jadon from HHR immediately.

      He supports ABORTION.

      There is no place at HHR for a La Raza pimping pig slaughtering mental midget that supports baby murdering especially for those with 850+ cholesterol that have no self respect and eat bacon daily with no regard for that vile act contributing to their declining mental faculties which leads to simple-minded uninspiring posts that do not live up to the intellectual standards of others posting at HHR.

      I will also start a petition to have him deported as well since he brings shame to the Latin community for the utmost egregious choice of not being a Catholic or supporting the Pope, and finally, as he has demonstrated, he is not a REAL conservative like my good friend Bitter who may be a woke metrosexual but would never support ABORTION.

      I urge you to act on this request promptly so we can start the deportation process.

      Thank you.

    344. jason says:

      Please ban Jadon from HHR immediately.

      He supports ABORTION”

      Dang, I thought once “nuance” accepted here, so would my views on abortion.

    345. jason says:

      Bitter worships at the feet of ” country club types”,which include millennial soccer mom suburban voters”

      Worship is a strong word. I would just say he is overly concerned with what they think.

    346. Bitterlaw says:

      Gordon is wrong so he moves the goalposts. Now he talks about “types” of people he thinks I might know.

      I love that people claim to know what I do when only 3 people at HHR have ever met me. I am not concerned about what soccer moms think because I hate soccer. Here is my only conversation with mothers of players;

      Your daughter played great today. That was a great shot/rebound/hit/catch. Hope she is having fun.

    347. Phil says:

      Worship is indeed too strong a word. Overly concerned about the country club set? Absolutely. That’s where his abolish the filibuster “man up and vote” stuff came from. At least, I assume so since I can’t believe he was so clueless as to be unaware of the ramifications of that.

    348. Tgca says:

      Ken Starr is correct. A society that has an important place for religion at the table is a much better society, especially if it’s the one true religion, Catholicism.

      “Religion, morality and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged,” Starr said.

      https://www.newsmax.com/politics/starr-religion-society-courts/2021/04/23/id/1018820/

    349. Tgca says:

      337

      This is like saying real conservatives can’t be gay.

      Sorry Jadon! False equivalence.

      There is NOTHING conservative about ABORTION! Being gay is rooted in compassionate conservatism. Ask GWB.

      Trying to smear gays who have gotten lost from their chosen path and mentor over the eons is a silly comparisons.

      Jesus was compassionate conservative by nature. Jesus hung out with 12 gay dudes. I don’t recall him visiting Planned Parenthood or it’s predecessors.

    350. Bitterlaw says:

      I understand that Jason and Phil are overly concerned with the opinions of the QAnon supporters and Proud Boys but their speculation about who I talk to and where I go is absurd.*

      *See how this game works?

    351. Tgca says:

      Sad!

      There seems to be a link between the vaccine and unexpected deaths. It does not mean the vaccine will not save many, it means there are serious risks that they have not identified for certain conditions still unexplained.

      I am sure Dr. Fow-chee will try to explain it away but I don’t blame people for not wanting to take a rushed vaccine that the scientists don’t fully understand.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/healthy-niece-of-bee-gees-singer-dies-just-days-after-2nd-covid-shot/

    352. Tgca says:

      352

      Don’t let them get to you Bitter.

      We’re all different. Just be true to yourself no matter what they say.

      I find it endearing that you’re a thoughtful overly caring metrosexual that takes the time to see all sides of an issue and lack the spine to simply stand up against those that you disagree with.

    353. jason says:

      This is like saying real conservatives can’t be gay.

      Sorry Jadon! False equivalence.”

      Sorry, but Bitter has the monopoly on false equivalencies here and we know he hates competition.

    354. Bitterlaw says:

      Stand up? So if I drink Dr. Pepper I can be a warrior like you?

    355. Phil says:

      I don’t want you to be a warrior, bitter. I would just settle for you just jettisoning some of your naivety You have zero grasp of ramifications. Makes you very useful to the left.

    356. Bitterlaw says:

      And I want you to vote to prevent those ramifications. At least you are open to voting for DeSantis. Jason won’t. A closed A-hole is very frustrating.

    357. jason says:

      I understand that Jason and Phil are overly concerned with the opinions of the QAnon supporters and Proud Boys”

      Zzzzz….. another false equivalency.

      The difference is I never defended or represented any view of QAnon or Proud Boys, admittedly because I don’t even know what they are.

      You, on the other hand, are afraid not be woke and and have made a career here of trying to straddle every issue because you know how your friends and neighbors think and we certainly don’t want to offend them, do we?

    358. Tgca says:

      356

      Yes! Bitter the Warrior!

      I like it.

      I don’t drink soda but just remember you can prance around in Center City drinking Dr. Pepper. I think would make you a big hit with the community.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvCTaccEkMI

    359. jason says:

      And I want you to vote to prevent those ramifications. ”

      Zzzzz……

      How is voting going to change woke culture?

      You deny the damage woke culture is causing but think voting will change it?

      Phil is right, you are naive and a useful idiot.

    360. jason says:

      Electing DeSantis won’t change woke culture. But DeSantis doesn’t support woke culture and at least he is out there speaking out against it, while you are here mocking anyone who opposes it.

      GFY.

    361. jason says:

      Bitter, here it is in a nutshell.

      Most of us here think this whole woke and cancel culture is doing permanent damage to our institutions, our culture, our history and our system of government.

      You think nothing is permanent in politics, you think the next election can reverse it if people vote for Republicans, you don’t see the danger this poses and you think nothing can be done about it anyway.

      Is that a fair assessment?

    362. jason says:

      “Oklahoma House just passed SB624, a bill that would name an Oklahoma highway the “President Donald J. Trump Highway”.

      One of the comments was:

      “will liberals refuse to drive on it?”

    363. Bitterlaw says:

      No. I am not a supporter of woke or cancel culture. You admitted I don’t share those beliefs. I am opposed to cancel culture and critical race theory. You should recall that I was opposed to removing Confederate statues despite my feeling that these monuments to traitors who should have been hanged should never have been erected.

      The big difference is that you think that not voting is the way to reverse the destruction the Democrats are pushing. I reject that approach completely.

    364. Phil says:

      Only difference between me and Jason right now is that I’m open voting for someone that I’m convinced will actually fight for my vision of the country. It’s why I absolutely will vote for DeSantis. Jason isn’t there yet. He may or may not get there, but I get his hesitancy. What I won’t do is pull the Republican straight party lever. I’m not voting for someone like Cornyn in my own state. Tired of being played. Liz Cheney? Sasse? Paleeeez!

    365. Tgca says:

      365

      The Donald Trump highway is a racist highway. It literally has systemic racism built into it. Ask Mayor Butt if you don’t believe me.

      We need to tear that chit up and rebuild it with non-racist materials and name it after Obama

    366. Bitterlaw says:

      Hopefully, Jason said he will never vote again. That means he will.

    367. jason says:

      Despite Bitter’s BS, I did leave the door open to re-registering in 2024 if I thought my vote would make any difference. I think it is highly unlikely because DeSantis is not going to reverse the decades of far left indoctrination from the educational system, the MSM, and now the corporate world.

      I think it’s too late for elections to make a difference. We have had Republican administrations, Republican majorities, conservative SCOTUS, etc. and it has not made any difference on the trend. The only way to make a difference is to reverse the woke culture in education, the domination of the Marxist media on communications and social media and consequently on the corporate world. And I don’t see any of that happening.

      Bitter’s idea that this will all blow over by the next election is naive useful idiocy.

    368. jason says:

      The big difference is that you think that not voting is the way to reverse the destruction the Democrats are pushing.”

      Another blatant lie Bitter is resorting to all the time now.

      I never said that.

      I think voting is not going to reverse the woke culture trend.

    369. jason says:

      And frankly, one of the reasons it won’t be reversed is the fact that people like you, who don’t necessarily subscribe to its beliefs, have surrendered to it.

      Yet you feel comfortable saying I have surrendered by not voting.

      The hypocrisy is astounding.

    370. Wes says:

      Another day, another Bitter-Jason fight.

      Welcome to life at HHR.

    371. Phil says:

      Some fights are worth having.

    372. Bitterlaw says:

      If I surrendered to it, Jason should easily find at least one post where I did. Still waiting…..

    373. Bitterlaw says:

      If I surrendered to it, Jason should easily find at least one post where I did. Still waiting…..

      And waiting.

    374. Gordon Allen says:

      Having been on a Board of Education in a then Republican town 1998-2000 in Connecticut,and in retirement substitute teacher on Cape Codfor 4 years, and my wife a teacher there for 5,Jason is right about our schools and curriculum being deadly enemies of our history and culture
      The culprit is not only the teachers unions,but the pathetically uninterested parents,completely clueless to what is happening to their own children.Our citizenry as a whole is barely involved or interested.
      Where bitter is catastrophically wrong is that he thinks only votes matter.Noise,loud noise in the public Square matters.
      John Adam’s etc didn’t change history because of any votes,or series of votes they made before July 1776; its because they were loud,impassioned,focused and unafraid to take on the establishment publicly,and often
      Because you might vote against a pork laden bill means jack…
      We need loud aggressive voices,not legislative technocrats,and the run of the mill Republican in Washington today is users to need.

    375. Tgca says:

      370

      Aha!

      I knew it!

      NUANCED voting now.

      Like NUANCED:

      Illegal immigration
      Tariffs
      Reagan
      GWB
      Dr. Fow-chee
      Bacon is heart-healthy food

      We’re making lists here
      We’ll be checking them twice
      Find out who NUANCED or …

    376. Gordon Allen says:

      useless to need. Auto correct drives me crazy.

    377. Bitterlaw says:

      I’m sure that Gordon is head of his retirement community’s Sons of Liberty chapter.

    378. Tgca says:

      377

      I’m loud!

      I’m from Jersey.

      We’re all loudmouths in Jersey.

      Some people say we’re passionate.

      Nope! People from Jersey are just loudmouths.

      Actually, folks in NY-NJ-Philly metro area are ALL loudmouths!

      It might be a genetic anomaly found in the northeast.

      If it turns out there is a gay gene, then certainly they will find the loudmouth gene too.

      Can one be woke and a loudmouth? Most certainly.

      Agree folks should go to the street and let their loudmouths be heard over just voting…

      …the only problem is loudmouths from NY-NJ-Philly metro area want more, not less wokeness.

      There’s a reason I don’t live in Jersey anymore.

      It’s the loudmouths!

      I’m tired of loudmouths.

      GFY loudmouths!

      Here’s the loudmouth anthem from a Bronx Rican loudmouth ghetto Bish.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q91hydQRGyM

    379. Tgca says:

      Dr. Fow-chee to say this is BS study where MIT scientists debunk social distancing requirements of 6 feet.

      YouTube,Twitter, and Facebook to delete their accounts for this heresy.

      MIT to put them on academic leave as they meet with professors of literature to discuss the appropriate recommendation on social distancing.

      Woke banks to cancel their credit cards and raise their mortgage interest rates to make it more equitable for minorities.

      We all know that people need to wear 3 masks when outside and 5 while inside social distancing 6 feet apart …and don’t forget that kids should not play together until vaccinated and also wearing 3 masks.

      This MIT scientific study by two applied mathematicians, one who is also a chemical engineer, suggest social distancing is not reliable science.

      No study on Covid 19 was ever done before and instead it was just made up by the CDC with Dr. Fow-chee’s blessing based on what they think works with cold viruses.

      The stoopid scientists from MIT dat don’t know chit said:

      “It really has no physical basis because the air a person is breathing while wearing a mask tends to rise and comes down elsewhere in the room so you’re more exposed to the average background than you are to a person at a distance,” he added.

      This emphasis on distancing has been really misplaced from the very beginning,” he added.

      “The CDC or WHO have never really provided justification for it, they’ve just said this is what you must do and the only justification I’m aware of, is based on studies of coughs and sneezes, where they look at the largest particles that might sediment onto the floor and even then it’s very approximate, you can certainly have longer or shorter range, large droplets.

      “We need scientific information conveyed to the public in a way that is not just fearmongering but is actually based in analysis,” Bazant said.

      https://www.newsmax.com/us/covid19-schools-restaurants-six-feet/2021/04/24/id/1018849/

    380. jason says:

      Tgca still elevating Fauci to Covid God, breathlessly promoting EVERY statement Fauci makes or EVERY interpretation of the MSM about what Fauci says.

      Without useful idiots like Tgca, Fauci would be relegated to what he really is, just another voice of many on COVID.

      The MSM loves useful idiots like Tgca, so eager to rush out and promote whatever garbage they are serving up next.

    381. jason says:

      Like NUANCED”

      Still waiting for Mr. Nuance to show which stupid Trump tariff or trade war he opposed.

      Unless he wants to claim “nuance” when he fully supported the failed AFL-CIO agenda of the last 70 years by supporting EVERY Trump stupid tariff and trade war.

      Still waiting….

    382. jason says:

      Where bitter is catastrophically wrong is that he thinks only votes matter”

      Exactly.

      He has surrendered on woke culture, but thinks “voting” will save us from it.

      It hasn’t. It won’t/

    383. jason says:

      If I surrendered to it, Jason should easily find at least one post where I did”

      Every post where you defend woke sports. Every posts where you defend woke Nikki Haley. Every post where you defend the communist woke Pope. Every post where you defend woke Pat Toomey. Every post where you defend woke corporate America.

      You have surrendered to all of it. Stop lying.

    384. jason says:

      Bitter, I am honest on why I don’t intend to vote anymore.

      You won’t respect my views, but you want me to respect the fact you have surrendered to woke culture.

      Be honest about it and stop criticizing me for not voting, I will stop criticizing your support for woke culture.

      Deal?

    385. Bitterlaw says:

      Why would I make a deal based on a lie? I neither support nor have I surrendered to woke culture. You are offering a deal because you can’t prove your accusation. On the other hand, you are proud of not voting. No deal.

      Now, if you will stop accusing me of what you can’t prove about me, I won’t mention what I can prove about you.

    386. Tgca says:

      383

      What brass balls Jadon has after calling Dr. Fow-chee awesome and saying he deserved medals, and the leading cheerleader for him at HHR from day 1.

      I never elevated Dr. Fow-chee. I 1st starting criticizing him after he was already stage center at daily press conferences and making rounds on the networks numerous times weekly so Jadon’s argument fails.

      Dr. Fow-chee was already acknowledged as the leading expert on Covid from day 1. Most other people never heard of the others on the Covid team who took a backseat to him.

      Dr. Fow-chee is the lead spokesman for the covid team, as evidenced by his being at the podium with two presidents while everyone else is in the background or off camera.

      When it comes to Covid, Dr. Fow-chee is the single individual associated with it.

      Jadon knows this but it’s his Mad Maxine tactic he tries to use to get out of things when he steps in it.

      I posted awhile back all the wonderful compliments Jadon was throwing around Dr. Fow-chee early on and he did his best to spin his way out of it. Nothing shows intent more than someone’s own words. If this were a court of law, Jadon would be convicted of sycophancy.

      Notice no one here agrees with Jadon on Dr. Fow-chee so Jadon tries to get out of all adulation by saying those that criticize Dr. Fow- chee made him relevant. Stoopid argument and we all know it.

      Dr. Fow- chee is the go to guy in the US gubbermint for Covid because of people like Jadon could not get enough of him early on. It’s been that way since day one and Jadon praised him and only started with this silly “elevation” argument when all started to point out the many errors of Dr. Fow-chee.

      He did the same thing last year on some medical doctor who lost his license and had to go through retraining and be under supervision of other doctors for bad medicine in which Jadon was one of his dupes in pushing his medical advice until we proved the Dr. was a fraud and the Jadon never said anything again.

      Bitter may be the king of wokeness at HHR but Jadon is the king of being duped.

    387. Tgca says:

      387

      No deal!

      You both need to continue having hissy fits over being woke and what it means to vote or not vote.

      I agree with Jadon that Bitter seems to not take wokeness seriously.

      I agree with Bitter that not voting does not help matters and is giving up and helping the other side win.

      I agree with Gordon if folks really want to make a difference, you need to go out and be heard. Sitting at home complaining or not voting accomplishes nothing.

    388. Tgca says:

      384

      Sorry Jadon, you are Mr. Nuanced here not me.

      You are Nuanced on:

      Illegal immigration
      ABORTION
      Ronald Reagan’s tariffs and quotas of the 80s
      Reagan’s tax hikes
      Reagan’s Iran Contra scandal
      Dr. Fow-chee
      …and now voting

      We’re looking forward to more nuance from you in the future

    389. Tgca says:

      386

      Don’t surrender Bitter.

      Remember, as I said in post 360…you’re a WARRIOR!

      Warriors don’t quit!

      Jadon won’t find any posts on you but he will try the Mad Maxine tactics and insist you need to show him your posts to prove your point all while refusing to do the same.

      It’s like Mad Maxine said yesterday when accused of interfering in a jury trial, that it’s all GOP deflection for their Jan 6th riots.

      She thinks she actually deflecting while the vast majority realize she’s a joke and laughs at her the way we do at Jadon.

    390. Bitterlaw says:

      Movie recommendation- Concrete Cowboys. The story of black people who own and ride horses in North Philadelphia. I have seen the horses there.

    391. Bitterlaw says:

      Despite months of unfounded accusations against me, Jason is a wise and principled poster. I will not allow Tgca to smear another A-hole.

    392. jason says:

      Tgca refused the deal I made Bitter?

    393. jason says:

      Bitter may be the king of wokeness at HHR but Jadon is the king of being duped.”

      LOL

      Tgca is the one who was duped by Fauci into making him the COVID God.

      I have always depicted Fauci correctly. Another voice on the task force and someone completely powerless to enact any policy. An expert on infectious diseases, certainly the most renowned expert, but there were others and there were other views. It was up to Trump to decide on policy, not Fauci.

      Useful idiots like Tgca and Robbie Goebbels made him into an exalted human being. Now they whine about the consequences? Zzzzz……

    394. jason says:

      Despite months of unfounded accusations against me,”

      Zzzzzzz….

    395. Bitterlaw says:

      Still no posts to support your accusations. Step up your game, A-hole.

      King of being duped? I generally agree with you on Dr. Fauci. No points.

    396. Bitterlaw says:

      Who wants the CD?

    397. Wes says:

      I’ll take it.

    398. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      In a D+9 poll, the Washington Post/ABC Poll for Slow Joe’s first 100 days shows his approval/ disapproval at 52/42, respectively with 13% of the GOP approving. In this week’s Harris X Poll, it had Biden’s approval/disapproval at 61/39 with 27% of the GOP approving. Absurd!

      https://www.langerresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/1220a2Bidens100Days.pdf

    399. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes – You had to type CD.

    400. Cash Cow TM says:

      Good morning….All calm here in WV.

      The rain last night makes the grass real green and it looks tasty.

    401. Cash Cow TM says:

      Walt dreamed he was in Scotland.

      He went to a pub and lo and behold, there were 6 other members of his slow pitch soft ball team of long ago!

      Then he could not find his wallet and passport. Could not find his luggage. Was out of cigars and only had 2 dollars on him.

      His wife showed up and took him shopping.

      Then he put his cat Lucky a few feet away from an open fire where they were smoking fish and Lucky started smoking (did not catch fire).
      #############################################

      HELP!
      WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN!

    402. Wes says:

      I do things my way, Bitter.

    403. jason says:

      Walt has only had a passport for what, 0.0000001% of his life, so that is probably what it means.

    404. jason says:

      King of being duped? I generally agree with you on Dr. Fauci. No points.”

      I only claim points when NYC agrees with me.

    405. jason says:

      I have a new motto for Tgca, based on ancient Chinese proverb:

      “Live by Fauci, die by Fauci”.

    406. jason says:

      I hear Tgca will ask the Pope to start the process to canonize a new saint: Saint Fauci.

      He will remind the Pope of the words of St. Augustine:

      “Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future”.

    407. jason says:

      Jason is a wise and principled poster”

      For example, if NYC had said this, I would have asked for points.

    408. jason says:

      Still no posts to support your accusations”

      Reminds me of North Woods Law, when a game ranger on a lonely stretch of a Maine river comes upon a fisherman by himself surrounded by illegally caught fish.

      The ranger says did you catch these, and the guy says “no”.

    409. Tee Gee Cee Aye says:

      The rain last night makes the grass real green and it looks tasty.”

      I am jealous. Here in FL the organic swamp grass I had for breakfast smells vaguely of alligator piss.

    410. Gordon Allen says:

      I saw a reference Barris made on Twitter to a D+6 poll of Florida,but a 14 point DeSantis lead over?? I haven’t found such a poll,which is incredible on 2 counts:a D+6 electorate is fantasy,as is a DeSantis( or any one) lead of 14. Nobody wins Florida by 14.
      DeSantis is going to win by 5/6 points,which is a landslide here.
      My curiosity is who did such a poll,and how buried it is. Even Quinnepiac can’t be that bad

    411. Bitterlaw says:

      Reminds me of North Woods Law, when a game ranger on a lonely stretch of a Maine river comes upon a fisherman by himself surrounded by illegally caught fish.

      The ranger says did you catch these, and the guy says “no”.

      Translation – Still no posts to support his accusation.

    412. jason says:

      Still no posts to support his accusation.”

      Reminds me of the guy who complained to the front desk of the hotel about the bedbugs in his room.

      The front desk manager said “sir, there is not a single bedbug in this hotel”

      The guest says “that is true, they are all married with large families too”.

    413. jason says:

      I had to read this headline a couple times before I understood it….. but then, I am not a native speaker.

      ‘Sunken missing Indonesian submarine found cracked open by rescuers’

    414. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason still has no posts to support his accusation. I enjoy his jokes. Both can be true.

    415. Phil says:

      A new Mason-Dixon Poll of 1100 registered voters found 65% oppose expanding the Supreme Court from 9 to 13 members.

      It was opposed by 95% of Republicans. 72% of independents and 30% of Democrats.

      Just in case anyone had any questions as to why Pelosi didn’t bring the proposed bill to the House floor. It certainly was not because she would not have absolutely loved to see it passed into law.

      Ask Senator Bullock how useful it was to his Montana campaign when he came out for it in his last debate with Daines. Turned a close race into a ten point rout.

    416. Phil says:

      A majority in the poll even opposed a commission to study the packing proposal.

    417. jason says:

      Trumps business was located in NY City.Think there’s a parallel?”

      No.

      I think I will have to start calling Gordon Gullible Gordon if he actually believes this garbage. NYC tried to justify Trump’s decades of funding Democrats and Democrat committees and causes as “because he wanted to build in NYC”.

      Trump funded Harry Reid. Chuck Schumer. Hillary Clinton. John Kerry. Joe Biden. Terry McAuliffe. Andrew Cuomo. Ed Rendell. Blago. Ted Kennedy. Gillibrand. Over $100000 to the DSCC to elect more liberal Demss to the Senate.

      In 2014, 2 years before he ran for President, he sent Kamala Harris a $6000 check. Was that to build in Manhattan?

      In 2004, he told CNN that he simply didn’t see himself as a Republican.

      “In many cases, I probably identify more as Democrat,” Trump told Wolf Blitzer at the time. “It just seems that the economy does better under the Democrats than the Republicans.”

      He is on record as supporting partial birth abortion. Socialized medicine.

      I think Trump was a good President. He did advance many conservative causes for which I have given him credit for. I voted for him. I think the election was stolen from him.

      But he is no Ronald Reagan, no “true conservative” and his past as a liberal Dem was not “to build in Manhattan”. I have no problem if some of his positions “evolved”.

      But I hate revisionism of History.

    418. jason says:

      Report: ‘Border Czar’ Kamala Harris’s Book Is Purchased With ‘U.S. Taxpayer Dollars’ and Given to Illegal Aliens”

      Normal.

    419. jason says:

      Jason still has no posts to support his accusation.”

      jason says:
      “April 24, 2021 at 3:41 pm

      Every post where you defend woke sports. Every posts where you defend woke Nikki Haley. Every post where you defend the communist woke Pope. Every post where you defend woke Pat Toomey. Every post where you defend woke corporate America.

      You have surrendered to all of it. Stop lying.”

      I can add to it. Every post where you mock and attack those that oppose woke culture. Every post where you minimize and deny the impact of woke culture on our culture, history and system of government. Every post where you say nothing can be done against woke culture.

      Enough examples?

    420. Phil says:

      The Mason-Dixon Poll also found their nation wide survey of 1100 opposed abolition of the filibuster by 54-37.

      How could anyone in America oppose the proposition of “man up and vote”?

      I just don’t get it.

    421. Phil says:

      In 2003 President Chavez expanded the Venezuela Supreme Court from 20 to 33 members in the name or “reform”

    422. Bitterlaw says:

      Many interpretations and translations by Jason but not a single post of my exact words. Got it.

    423. jason says:

      Many interpretations and translations by Jason but not a single post of my exact words. Got it.”

      ROTATING RED LIGHT ALERT: MOVING GOALPOSTS.

    424. Gordon Allen says:

      Reagan supported jfk in 1960,which would have meant zilch to me in 1966 in his run for Governor. I care more about the pyramids than I do about who contributed to who a decade ago.
      In 1976 I suffered consequences for supporting Reagan over Ford in 1976 in Connecticut ,even though the GOP State Committee voted 34-0 to support Ford. Major.
      I love Reagan. Trump was a better more ” conservative President in his one term than Reagan,who is over idolized here.He compromised often,and in many cases simply talked the talk,not walked the walk
      His appointments of O’Connor( because she was a women) and Kennedy had disastrous consequences. After 1981 he raised taxes,saw an explosion of domestic spending,instituted whole new programs,signed a LITERAL amnesty bill,accomplished zilch in cutting back on Regulations,even when by Trump standards he was given an easy pass by the Democrats ( and increased tariffs).
      He did great things too,most consequential helping end the Cold War,and buying many of the ( now old) weapons we’ve relied on since.
      Notice these are mostly foreign policy successes.He radically improved the economy,but it was never remotely as good as Trumps was pre COVD.
      However,he got two terms to do them in.Without the second term those lasting foreign policy successes would never have happened.
      Trump accomplished more than Reagan,in a far more hostile environment, in his one term than Reagan,and alas was cheated out of a second one.
      Jason you share one trait w Bitterlaw. You can’t admit being wrong. I have said zI was godawful wrong in supporting Rubio over Trump here in Florida in 2016 because I underrated him.I was god awful wrong in believing Bush
      2 would be better than Bush1 God awful wrong in thinking Romney cod win in 2012.
      I think you overestimate the past as prologue to the future,and you elevate Reagan slightly.As bitterly likes to remind me,I’m old enough to remember we the Reagan years,and was active then,and can tell you Reagan sometimes disappointed.
      I rate Reagan and Trump,in that order but close,as by FAR the best GOP Presidents of the last 100 years.
      And Reagan alone as the best politician

    425. jason says:

      The guy who could never find one post where I ever said stop watching woke sports, stop going to Mass, stop drinking Coke but said that somehow I “inferred it” is now looking for “exact words”?

      I love this place.

    426. jason says:

      Jason you share one trait w Bitterlaw. You can’t admit being wrong.”

      Hello? I admitted being wrong about Trump. Many times. I didn’t vote for him in 2016 because I didn’t think he was fit for office. I admitted I was wrong, and that he was a much better President than I expected.

      But Trump did not accomplish more than Reagan. Reagan ended the Cold War. Trump would need 10 terms to accomplish as much.

    427. CG says:

      Ronald Reagan was the National Chair of “Democrats for Nixon” in 1960.

      He also supported Eisenhower in 1952 and 1956

    428. Tgca says:

      Gordon is right on Reagan. Mostly foreign policy successes as domestic success was more challenging for him and astronomical ballooning deficits that ended up causing much pain later on to offset some of temporary gains in the late 80s.

      He was a good at presenting speeches with charm and humor, but that’s all part of his acting training, a natural born orator, like many other leaders.

      He left us with many issues economically even though we saw a boom in the 80s mostly due to the 3rd industrial revolution of the 1900s which was the onset of early Big Tech and scientific advances that started in the 70s. Had these not happened, the 80s would not have thrived as much just like the late 90s and early 2000s thrived until a burst in the bubble.

      Reagan should take credit for them, as they happened on his watch but realistically, he was not the driver of the tech boom in the 80s as it was happening anyway since many of the players were already making there way in that discipline – think Microsoft shortly followed by Apple that both started in the 70s and then grew rapidly in the 80s by changing the world of computing with companies like HP and chip makers surging in revenues.

      Reagan’s 1st two tax acts in 1981 and 1982 did not work out as well as planned and led to double dip recession that the US came out in good timing for Reagan in the 1984 election. It was the bi-partisan1986 tax reform act, the biggest change in the tax code since 1954 that set the pace for the 90s. That was the 3rd major change to the US tax code after 1939 and 1954. How do I know this? Well besides being an EXPERT at all things except all things gay, of which I defer to LisaB, I worked doing taxes for about a decade both in corporations and two of the Big 4 accounting firms before they were the Big 4, and I was also pursuing a Masters in Tax after my MBA.

      I think Reagan’s main contribution was in foreign policy and setting expectations that America still had a lot to offer when at that time the consensus was Japan and Germany would take over as world economic leaders and leave the US behind which I never believed and was ultimately proven right after debating with some for years when Japan spiraled into a decade recession due to their phony banking reports.

      Reagan had a strong equal if not superior intellect in Margaret Thatcher. I do not think either one could have had the foreign policy successes on their own, that in addition to the USSR imploding as they could no longer afford their military build up. Again, I think a lot was them taking advantage of timing as opposed to bringing the USSR to its knees but they deserve credit for keeping the pressure on.

      Presidents are generally a product of their times and Reagan was fortunate because I doubt very much he would have had similar success had he been elected in the 70s instead.

      That is not to take away from Reagan or any president in their time but often myths are built up about them after their terms. That is just the nature of the beast.

      Reagan was a good president but not nearly as good as the myths try to make him. That’s why Nancy Reagan tried feverishly to protect him after he left office because she feared if folks saw his post-presidency, it would deflate the myth, and as a product of Hollywood, she also understood self-marketing.

      This is the same with many leaders from Lincoln to MLK. Their greatness has not grown over time due solely to their insight but because myths are made and legends are created once they’re gone because societies need something to cling to as inspirations of hopes and wonderful memories of times that really may not have been so wonderful.

      Same with Trump. He hit a nerve that propelled him in 2016.

      So there you go. The truth.

      Respectfully yours,

      The EXPERT

    429. Gordon Allen says:

      Jason. If Reagan had only one term he would have done neither.’When the Iranian backed militias bombed the Marine barracks and killed 250 or so Americans, Reagans response was to put his tail between his legs and withdraw. The Iranians openly asserted they had “dunkirked” us. Do you think Trump would have done that??/
      When 1985 arrived how much more energy independent were we than in 1981??
      The entire Cold War win,Russian “defeat” depended 100% on a Reagan 2nd term.If Mondale and a Democrat Congress took over in 1985 I think we both know neither would happen.
      The entirety of the Reagan agenda first term was improve the economy, and restore American military power. The first he did, but not to the level of Trump’s economy, and the latter needed a second term as well. Trump did both in his one term in improving the economy, and setting in place the latter. But a Biden, as could a Mondale derail that in a default second term.

      But Trump did much mote than only those two things. From massive regulatory reform, major energy growth and independence, strong action against terrorists(bye bye ISIS0. a major overhaul of the Judiciary, to border enforcement. to ending “forever Wars”, to huge de Regulation,to forcing our “allies” to kick in more money, and more. I think there’s no contest. Trump had a much wider agenda, against stupendously higher odds and opposition, and pursued it with more energy. Period.
      I only compared the two first terms. I gave Reagan an edge overall because he had two terms to work with .My own view is if Trump had a second term, with a small Republican majority, he would have surpassed Reagan considerably, as the latter basically coasted his last term, but was able to see his seedlings in the first term mature in the second without reversal.
      Trump was vastly more physically energetic at the same point as Reagan, and could watch his seedlings grow in the second, but was primed for a major attack in the Culture, Educational War as well. But we’ll never know.
      Both were outstanding in their time frame, but Reagan had more longevity alas. But in policy performance terms, in a 4 year span. I’ll debate you to the Cows come home on this one as to Trump being equal to, or better than Reagan(who I am a fan of, not an opponent of.
      The point I will concede to you is necessity is the mother of invention. Trump inherited a country going to the dogs like a Stuka dive Bomber, and thus had NO Option but to confront many more issues. The US in 1981 had suffered under Carter’s 4 year incompetence, but as yet had not suffered accumulated decades of leftist termites doing their work. It was still fundamentally a strong country, with a few fixable issues in the economy and a weakening defense posture. Therefore the range of “fix its’ was less/

    430. Tgca says:

      430

      People forget Reagan once supported many liberals and liberal organizations from the 1930s to the 1950s but started to transition in the 50s but did not get to being a hard core conservative until the early 60s, especially after 1964 and the influence of Goldwater. Like JFK, he did not officially believe in supply side economics until later on in the 70s when Kemp and others took up the tax cuts for stirring economic growth model and pushed through bills in Congress. This is evident when he raised taxes as CA gov in the 60s. In fact, the 1981 tax act was actually 1st introduced when Carter was POTUS but it went nowhere until Reagan was elected.

      But Reagan did come around to conservatism in due time like many as the nation changed drastically but it was a multi decade transition from liberal supporter to conservative warrior.

      Now some will argue that Dems of yesteryear were not like Dems of today, and that is true in many senses but the same could be said of the GOP who lost the AA vote after having it for decades. The Dems were not as extreme by sheer number as today but there were many steadfastly libs then and to say there were not is ludicrous, and Reagan supported some of them.

    431. jason says:

      Presidents are judged on their presidencies, not on “what they would do if they had another term”, or “if he didn’t have another term”.

      That is a crock of crap, nobody knows what Trump would or would not have accomplished if he had a second term.

      Nothing Trump did comes close to ending the cold war and breaking up the Soviet Union. And nothing he would do “if he had a second term” would either.

    432. jason says:

      Tgca forgets Trump was a liberal Dem for most of his political life and was funding Chuck Schumer in 2010 and Kamala Harris in 2014 and accuses Reagan of “associating with liberals in the 1930’s”, 50 years before his Presidency?

      The hypocrisy is astounding.

      Reagan was a real conservative for decades before he became President. Trump became a fake Republican and a fake conservative a few years before his Presidency.

      THAT is the truth.

    433. jason says:

      And here is another thing.

      Many of Trumps accomplishments are going to be reversed. His judicial successes will be watered down. His border wall will be a derelict of history. His tax policy will voided. His deregulations will be reversed. His energy independence wins are already becoming moot. Cuts to the military are coming.

      Reagan’s crowning achievement has stood the test of time. Putin might want another Soviet Union, but he didn’t get it yet. The Iron Curtain countries are still free.

    434. jason says:

      I’ll debate you to the Cows come home on this one as to Trump being equal to, or better than Reagan”

      Let’s see how many of Trump’s “policy successes” actually survive before you say he is better than Reagan.

    435. jason says:

      Now this I can believe.

      Biden wraps climate summit, says solutions create jobs ‘not even conceived of yet.’

    436. Bitterlaw says:

      Quick points.

      Jason did not just NOT vote for Trump in 2016. He posted he would NEVER vote for Trump. That is the meaning of Never Trump.

      Gordon claims to be a real and/or true conservative but supported Democrats in local elections to make money and trashes Reagan’s accomplishments.

    437. Tgca says:

      435

      Jadon’s truth.

      Sounds like Mad Maxine again. She has her truth too.

      Reagan did not strongly adopt taxes as supply side economics until the 70s, as he raised taxes in CA in the late 60s. It was some conservative economists and Kemp that sold him on these ideas in the 70s and 80s that transformed him in this specific area of heavily using taxes as a policy to grow the economy.

      Do your research you f*ckin meat eater!

      I am not disagreeing Reagan became a true conservative by the standards of his presidential time but that was not the case going back to the 30s thru 50s where he supported known liberals of their day, and really started evolving as a much stronger conservative in the early 60s and continued that development through his presidency.

      The USSR was not brought to its knees by Reagan or Thatcher alone, though their continued pressure did assist. It happened because the USSR could not sustain their spending in their continued military build-up and dominance they sought for 45 years as the worlds economy was changing and forces within the USSR were pushing for reforms brought on by influence of technology and mediums outside the USSR that emboldened the people to push for change. The more folks got to see of the successes of the west, the more pressure was put on the USSR to change.

      That’s like saying Obama was solely responsible for capturing Bin Laden, as if it couldn’t have happened without him. There were other factors in place that led to this just as there were with the USSR collapse; specifically, Obama left in place the program and strategy of the GWB administration to hunt him down.

      It doesn’t matter when Trump adopted conservatism as long as he governed as one while POTUS which he did for the most part.

      We previously provided examples where Reagan betrayed his steadfast support of conservatism during his presidency. You just wish to explain them away because you “idolize” him where I “respect” him overall. A big difference in evaluating his overall performance.

      Now go out to the barn with Lupita and have a Reagan jackoff session watching videos about him Bish.

      I ‘m outa here.

      I got errands to do. Need to get my pooch her organic chicken breast cutlets, organic spinach, and bottled water for the week, and more importantly, my tofu before they run out of it at Whole Foods.

    438. Tgca says:

      436

      Ummm…many of Reagan’s policies are also reversed under these liberal Dems, as will be every GOP POTUS policies before the libs are done.

      Jadon’s argument is that Reagan saved us from communism and socialism but then argues that we are becoming a socialistic and communistic state over time and that’s why he won’t vote because it won’t matter.

      So moral of the story, nothing is permanent no matter who does it.

      Lincoln ultimately lost the AA allegiance to the Dems too.

      Silly simplistic arguments that Jadon’s small brain makes.

      Ok. Now I really must go before there is a rush on tofu at Whole Foods.

    439. jason says:

      Presidents are generally a product of their times”

      Wow, that is profound, Captain Obvious.

    440. jason says:

      So moral of the story, nothing is permanent no matter who does it.”

      I said Reagan’s crowning achievement has withstood the test of time, and Trump has nothing like it.

      I never said it would last forever. Maybe the Soviet Union will come back. But it hasn’t yet.

      GFY.

    441. jason says:

      That’s like saying Obama was solely responsible for capturing Bin Laden, as if it couldn’t have happened without him. ”

      Tgca just actually compared the breakup of the Soviet Union to the raid that killed Bin Laden?

      He has got to lay off those organic drugs.

    442. jason says:

      That is the meaning of Never Trump.”

      Actually, not even that is accurate, another crock of crap.

      The Never Trump movement pertained to the 2016 primaries and was extended by some (not all) to the 2016 GE. Some Never Trumpers for the primary voted for Trump in the GE.

      Some Never Trumpers are still Never Trumpers. I am not one of them.

      Bitter was a Never Filibuster wasn’t he?

    443. jason says:

      Paul Krugman: GOP supporters believe mobs burned and looted major cities, but the people living there didn’t notice”

      It’s ok. Bitter didn’t notice he is woke either.

    444. Bitterlaw says:

      Zzzzzzzzzz. Jason will never find a post where I supported woke ideas. He will find his own posts saying I did not support woke ideas.

      I was opposed to the filibuster by both sides. I changed my view- what I did not say was that I was NEVER FILIBUSTER. I left open the possibility of change because never has only one meaning. It is permanent and defined. You will not find a single post where Jason typed Never Trump 2016. He only typed Never Trump.

    445. jason says:

      Jason will never find a post where I supported woke ideas.”

      Woke ideas?

      Another moving goal post alert!

    446. jason says:

      Dang now we are going to have to date all statements.

      I oppose woke culture 2021.

    447. Bitterlaw says:

      You don’t have to date all statements when you use a word with only one meaning. Never means you will not do it from when you post it until the end of time. At that point, only Walt will be around to hold you to it.

      You either did not know the meaning of the word OR you did not mean what you said.

    448. Tgca says:

      444

      Yes, most Americans know about the terrorist attack on 9/11 and who was responsible for the deaths of 3,000 people and was the most devastating attack since Pearl Harbor on American soil that has had a lasting impact for a generation.

      How many westerners can tell you when and how the Soviet Union collapsed and how it impacted their lives?

      See which is cataloged more in western history as of importance to western citizens.

    449. lisab says:

      Pat Tillman left the NFL to join the Army after 9/11. He was killed in Afghanistan 17 years ago.

    450. Tgca says:

      443

      It was Reagan’s crowning achievement to his sycophants, just as Clinton sycophants claim he was responsible for dot.com booming economy through early 2000.

      As I explained, the Soviet Union was already in free fall from decades of military build up spending and economic changes, and Gorbachev was already trying to steady the ship from the internal strife.

      Over the course starting in the mid 80s, and especially 1989 thru 1991, I recall reading in the WSJ daily and other mags like Newsweek and Foreign Affairs among others about the slow inevitable dissolution process of the Soviet Union and how it could not be stopped.

      …and if you want to be technically correct, the collapse happened on GHB watch in 1989, not Reagan’s, as I remember that most notable event of the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, as I actually got a small piece of it from my boss who was in Germany that week and witnessed it live, as the rest of us watched it from afar.

      So this gross exaggeration that somehow Reagan single-handedly brought the Soviet Union to its knees, is again part of the myth built up about Reagan over time similar to myths of Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, JFK, MLK, and now Obama.

      Reagan and Thatcher played key roles in keeping pressure up on the Soviet’s but they were not responsible for its collapse. It was inevitable, as it was inevitable that the American colonies would not remain under English rule.

      Serious historians do not credit Reagan with that event, in fact, many I’ve read over the years find it objectionable as they detailed the most significant events.

    451. Tgca says:

      452

      Tillman did an admirable thing and lost his life for it as well. Like hundreds of thousands of mostly young men who lost their lives serving their country since after the Civil War, a debt of respect will always be due him for his service to his country.

      Unfortunately that record was a little tainted because some idiots in the military were less than honest up front about his exact cause of death that caused his family additional grief.

    452. Cash Cow TM says:

      New thread, peeps.

    453. Tgca says:

      452

      Now refrain from talking about “men” things here and stick to your expertise of all things gay and Bitter’s qualifications please.