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    Warnock Leads All Republicans in GA US Senate Race for 2022

    Regaining one of the US Senate seats in the state of Georgia may not be too easy for Republicans as even their top candidate trails Raphael Warnock in a potential match up for 2022 according to a new poll from Public Policy Polling.

    US SENATE – GEORGIA (PPP)
    Raphael Warnock (D-inc) 48%
    Herschel Walker (R) 46%

    Raphael Warnock (D-inc) 47%
    Kelly Loeffler (R) 44%

    Raphael Warnock (D-inc) 46%
    Gary Black (R) 38%

    This poll was done August 4-5 among 622 likely voters.

    Posted by Dave at 9:39 am
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    559 Responses to “Warnock Leads All Republicans in GA US Senate Race for 2022”

    1. jason says:

      Is this the best PPP-D can do?

      Horrors.

    2. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      D+3 PPP Poll whereas the 2020 PID in GA was R+4; a 7 pt. turn around!

    3. jason says:

      Bitter is going to a Pub?

      I can see him now, bellying up to the bar, slamming his fist on the counter and yelling:

      DIET WOKA-COLA!

    4. jason says:

      Hershel seems to have some baggage, of course Warnock does too.

      I like Loeffler but I am leery of retreads.

      If you are going to run a retread then I think Perdue might be the better choice.

      Seems like the GA GOP doesn’t have much of a bench.

    5. jason says:

      We need to recruit some posters from GA.

      I know, we have/had Big Joe and Tim, but they are Dems.

    6. Bitterlaw says:

      Alcohol is poison to the Bitters. I choose to not drink it. GFY.

    7. jason says:

      Et tu, WAPO?

      “If the Trump administration had ignored a direct warning from the Supreme Court, Democrats would rightfully line up to condemn the president. Mr. Biden does not get a pass on the rule of law because his heart is in the right place.”

    8. jason says:

      Alcohol is poison to the Bitters. I choose to not drink it. GFY.”

      A little touchy this morning?

    9. Bitterlaw says:

      GFY. My position on alcohol is the same as my position on guns. Buy as much as you want.

    10. Cash Cow TM says:

      Yesterday, the number of DRUDGE COVID related stories dropped to less than 20.

      Calls and threats were apparently made and DRUDGE has improved it’s COVID related stories today to 23.

      **********************************************

      Today, AOL news has 14 of their 51 news stories on Covid.

    11. jason says:

      Bonchie
      @bonchieredstate
      ·
      Trump makes a mean tweet and Romney is on Twitter faster than a fat kid gets to the table after the dinner bell rings. But Joe Biden blows up the foundation of our constitutional republic while admitting he knows it’s illegal and Romney is nowhere to be found. Weird, right?”

    12. jason says:

      Not weird at all. Romney is a scumbag.

    13. jason says:

      GFY. My position on alcohol is the same as my position on guns. Buy as much as you want.”

      Really touchy, huh?

    14. Country Dick Montana says:

      Irish-Monterey Pub on Monterey Street in Northside. This is a neighborhood place, packed on weekends. Suggest that you Uber or take a cab from where you are as parking there is nonexistent. Harp and Fiddle in the Strip District is another choice.

      Italian-Bloomfield is the Italian neighborhood in Pittsburgh. No place comes to mind but there are tons of restaurants.

      For Sunday morning make a reservation at The Grand Concourse at Station Square for brunch. Thanks old train station, classy place.

      Pittsburgh is a food town. I am not as familiar with Oakland as I never really get up there.

    15. Country Dick Montana says:

      Monterey Pub may be closed. Sorry. Bloomfield and Strip District are best bets for food. Stay away from Southside, especially on weekend nights. Mostly bars and out of control young adults.

    16. Tgca says:

      Another gay Dem operative caught with an underage teen. Seems like to be a few of these popping up lately.

      Tony Naverette, 30-something AZ state senator, arrested for sexual conduct with a minor. Details still coming.

      I guess he’ll have to resign now. Age of consent in AZ is 18.

      https://www.lawofficer.com/arizona-dem-tony-navarette-arrested-sex-minor/

    17. Tgca says:

      Floreedah Chamber of Commerce poll shows DeSantis with 54% approval rating kicking butt in da gubbernor election leading Crist by 8 points, 51-43 and leading Fried by 9 points, 51-42. This is in stark contrast to the St. Pete Poll last week showing Crist ahead of DeSantis by 1 point.

      The only 2018 Floreedah chamber of Comnerce poll I saw on the gubbernor race was in Sep 2018, and they had Gillum up by 4 points then.

      https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/08/06/poll-ron-desantis-crushing-competitors-near-double-digits/

    18. jason says:

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Conor Lamb, a moderate Democrat with a track record of winning districts with large numbers of conservative voters, on Friday launched a bid for the U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania held by retiring Republican Senator Pat Toomey.”

      A “moderate” that votes 100% with Nancy Pelosi.

    19. lisab says:

      guess he’ll have to resign now.
      ———————-

      nah … he’s a democrat

      remember gary studds

    20. Phil says:

      The last St Pete poll in 2020 (5 days before the election} had Biden up a point in Florida. Trump won the state comfortably (for Florida} by three and a half points.

      St Petersburg Poll is right there with Quinnipiac. Not as bad but bad.

      DeSantis will win re-election comfortably, and this is from someone who believes the Republican Party is toast moving forward.

    21. lisab says:

      de blasio criticizing cuomo?!!!

    22. lisab says:

      Only one member of the US soccer team is not an America hater.
      ———————–

      unfortunately both the men’s and women’s woke basketball teams will win gold

    23. lisab says:

      Cori Bush Hires Mercenary Army To Arrest Anyone Who Doesn’t Want To Defund The Police

    24. lisab says:

      Man Getting Evicted Wishes There Were Some Way He Could Go Out And Exchange His Labor For Money To Pay Rent

    25. lisab says:

      Government Scientists Warn Of New Supersized Double Mega Limited Edition Teenage Mutant Ninja Snyder Cut COVID Variant With Frickin’ Laser Cannons

    26. lisab says:

      BREAKING: Fauci orders drone strike on Rand Paul

    27. lisab says:

      Fauci warns a 4th booster shot may be necessary for those who haven’t died yet

    28. lisab says:

      Lightfoot urges all Chicagoans to get vaccinated to keep everyone safe while shooting each other this weekend

    29. Phil says:

      29

      Now THATS funny!

    30. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil – Remember that these are copy and paste jokes from lisab. She does not capitalize original posts.

    31. Phil says:

      Yeah, I know. Still funny.

    32. jason says:

      Trumka died?

      AFL-CIO conservatives and Donald Trump hardest hit.

    33. Bitterlaw says:

      Trumka was a Villanova Law School Alumni. I remember he spoke at the school. He came across as a nice guy despite me disagreeing with everything he said.

      If Trump was still President, the flags at the White House would fly at half-staff for a month.

    34. jason says:

      No translation available, sorry.

      “All kidding aside, I got to know you,” Biden said to officers in attendance at the White House Rose Garden event.

      “You’re the same ones after a ballgame in a visiting field who come walking out of the gym after you won and you may get jumped by the other team or their supporters. You may be all by yourself, the only one standing there, when you watch six people jump one of our teammates. What the hell would you do? You’d jump in, you’d jump in, knowing you’re gonna have the hell beat out of you, too.”

    35. Tom says:

      Wow just Wow – Conservatives now being silenced and censored everywhere!

      Activist says Southwest told her to cover Trump sign because ‘many’ were offended

      On Friday, Jenny Grondahl flew from Miami to New Orleans, carrying a souvenir: a cardboard sign she wanted to frame when she got home to Southern California. It read “Floridanos Con Trump” and was made by an artist named Javier Torres.

      It marked an accomplishment for the labor organizer – outreach to Latinos in Florida to vote for Donald Trump for president in 2020. Grondahl serves on the executive board of Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), representing workers in Florida Texas and Arizona. She also volunteered for the Trump campaign, and a friend had given her the sign for the hours she worked.

      “I worked very hard to register Latino voters … And Latinos showed up, Florida went red,” she said, explaining why it meant so much to her.

      When she got to the gate, Grondahl said, a Southwest Airlines employee told her, “Many customers are offended by your sign.” The agent asked her to either cover it with white paper and tape or to fold it to put underneath her seat.

      Then Grondahl asked what would have happened if she had been wearing a T-shirt supporting President Trump. The agent told her that she would have had to turn it inside out to board the flight.

      Instead of covering up the sign, Grondahl folded it and placed it under her seat.

      As Americans return to the skies during the pandemic, they are facing unruliness among fellow passengers. Flight attendants are getting the worst of it as passengers become violent and refuse mask mandates.

      But fliers may also be reminded of other disruptions: the arbitrary power over passenger dress code and what they can bring onboard. Airlines have long been able to enforce this, but in this political climate, it could include signage and other memorabilia.

      “I’m looking around at the gate, and I’m thinking, how many of you was it – 20 out of 110 people? And how offended were you? What did you say?” she told The Washington Post several days after the incident. “How could people have such a visceral reaction to seeing the name of a president on a sign?”

    36. Meldrim says:

      #34, “Trumka was a Villanova Law School Alumni.”

      Bitter, I find accusations of you being “Woke” to be absurd, particularly when they are based on the fact that you watch football and drink Coke. But I must say that you referring to Richard Trumka in the plural (he was a Villanova *alumnus*; a group of former students are *alumni*) is pretty close to referring to him as “they,” like some (illiterate) transgenders want.

    37. lisab says:

      new study finds woke posters most upset at others reposting babylon bee stories

    38. lisab says:

      trumka and trump also did not get along

    39. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Biden says 350 million Americans are vaccinated, which is more than the entire U.S. population.”

    40. lisab says:

      that depends on who you think are usa residents

      biden includes all of north and south america

    41. Bitterlaw says:

      New study finds that vicious posters just hate being caught plagiarizing Babylon Bee.

    42. Bitterlaw says:

      Tom – I appreciate the correction. Now, GFY and enjoy your weekend. Post more often.

    43. Bitterlaw says:

      I thought the Babylon Bee headlines were funny. Lisab trying to take credit for it is sad.

    44. lisab says:

      150 million people have been killed since 2000 from gun violence

    45. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      ““Cancel culture” is everywhere now, and nearly two-thirds of Americans see political correctness as an infringement of free speech.

      The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 28% of American Adults believe Americans have true freedom of speech today. Sixty-five percent (65%) say instead that Americans have to be careful not to say something politically incorrect to avoid getting in trouble”

    46. Wes says:

      Random trivia for the day:

      Who was the first Governor in the US to succeed a recalled Governor?

    47. Wes says:

      More random trivia:

      Of the Presidents native to Virginia, who is the only one to start his political career in another state?

    48. lisab says:

      would the other state be wv?

    49. Wes says:

      No, Lisa.

      I actually have a topical reason for the question, which will become apparent after the answer.

    50. Cash Cow TM says:

      DRUDGE now up to 27 COVID related stories.

      Told you they were in trouble when yesterday it dropped below 20 stories.

    51. Wes says:

      Is Nancy Pelosi secretly posting as Phil?

      https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pelosi-democrats-win-house-2022-slim-majority

      Sorry, Phil. I couldn’t resist.

    52. lisab says:

      then i will say wilson?

    53. Tgca says:

      Ok. Maybe SOD Austin was right about trans folk serving as far back as the revolutionary war. This warrior who lived over 900 years ago appears to have been non-binary.

      DNA analysis of the 900+ year-old medieval grave shows a warrior dressed in more feminine clothing for that period but they actually is not a woman warrior, as long believed.

      It appears the warrior was non-binary because new DNA analysis shows there was an extra X chromosome which means anatomically male as either (XY) or (XXY).

      https://www.wnd.com/2021/08/female-warrior-buried-medieval-grave-may-non-binary/

    54. Tgca says:

      52

      Clearly Wes did not read the fine print.

      Even the DCCC projects that Democrats would lose the majority if elections were held today

      The key word is “today.”

      There is plenty of time until next year for the Dems to rig the system and create fraud to bring it home so gloriously for the Dems.

    55. Wes says:

      You are correct, Lisa.

      Wilson was born in Virginia but began his political career in 1910 by running for Governor of New Jersey.

      I picked that as one of my random trivia questions because Virginia and New Jersey are the only two states with governorships up this year.

    56. Wes says:

      Let’s make a bet on that, Tg.

    57. Phil says:

      Wes, Pelosi is counting on the media to dominate the airways along with the left’s domination of social media. She knows her side controls the flow of information.

      It put Joe Biden in the WH.

    58. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes – Phil is more certain than Pelosi that the Dems will romp in 2022.

    59. Tgca says:

      Okay! I’m not a total prude. Having lived and worked in big cities, I think I’m pretty open to respecting the private rights of many to pretty much do what they wish in private but I DO NOT want to see Pelosi ROMPING with anyone.

    60. Tgca says:

      Speaking about romping, Pelosi and her beloved San Francisco.

      This is what’s going on in broad daylight in San Francisco these days.

      https://twitter.com/kaisparnas/status/1422289666011631625/photo/1

    61. Bitterlaw says:

      Does anybody other than Tgca wants to discuss ABORTION?

    62. Wes says:

      I have an abortion-related question, Bitter:

      How many Hedgehoggers agree with Dick the Misogynist Bastard Mourdock God intends rape to initiate pregnancy?

      I believe Mikey agrees with him. I hope no one else does.

    63. Tgca says:

      AHA!!!

      This is exactly what I was talking about the other day with autoimmune risks triggered by viruses or virus vaccines.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/canada-adds-bells-palsy-warning-to-pfizer-vaccine/

    64. Bitterlaw says:

      I don’t think anybody at HHR agrees with it.

    65. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes – Did NYC day he agreed with that or are you holding him responsible for the candidate’s position? Be careful. By that standard, you agreed with GWB that Iraq had WMDs since you voted for him in 2000 and 2004.

    66. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The Pfizer vaccine was authorized through an emergency process. It has not received full approval, although that is now being rushed forward. There are increasing reports of side effects, and we do not know the long-term consequences. It’s benefits may be only for a limited duration. Making it mandatory is in effect making the general population into guinea pigs. It’s an individual decision.

      Here is another report of side effects.

      “Health Canada has updated the label on the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to reflect very rare reports of Bell’s Palsy. In very rare scenarios, cases of Bell’s Palsy have been reported in a number of people in Canada and internationally. So far in Canada, “there has been a total of 206 reports of Bell’s Palsy following a Pfizer vaccination,” the health agency told Global News in an email Friday.

    67. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Israel is considering giving children just one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, rather than the usual two, amid reports of mild health problems among some teenagers who received the COVID-19 immunization.

      The possible change to regular inoculation protocol is being explored as US health officials probe several dozen reports of mostly mild heart problems — a condition called myocarditis — after young people received vaccines.”

      Meanwhile, Fauci is proposing Americans get a third vaccine shot. If that isn’t effective enough, is there a fourth and a fifth?

      Does anyone have any confidence that these people know what they are doing?

    68. Bitterlaw says:

      I think the scientists rushed things and cut corners in order to satisfy politicians and the MSM demanding instant solutions. Science is not set up to be fast.

    69. Wes says:

      Actually, Bitter, Mikey defended him. Even BayernFan–a socon as far as I’m aware, who lives in Indiana–called what Mourdock said stupid.

    70. Bitterlaw says:

      Ok, Wes.

    71. Wes says:

      Off and on, I’ve been watching Waxwork II (1992) today. I have to admit it:

      This movie is dumb. It revels in being stupid. Despite being from the early ’90s, it feels like an ’80s B movie. That’s apropos as it’s the sequel to a quintessential ’80s B movie: Waxwork (1988).

      It has little to do with the previous movie but the title. Continuity between the two is suspect. Notably 5’6″ Deborah Foreman from the first movie is replaced by 6’1″ Monika Schnarre here.

      Everything revolves around a series of time portals taking the leads from parody to parody of multiple movies and situations: Frankenstein, The Haunting, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dawn of the Dead, Nosferatu, Alien, and even Godzilla. The best parts about these sequences are the adoption of the filming style of the originals for the sequences. For instance, the Frankenstein sequence adopts the style of Curse of Frankenstein (1957). Godzilla involves bad dubbing. Nosferatu is in black and white and has title cards for speech. You get the idea.

      Its longer sequence is both its most original and weakest involving a convoluted medieval sequence and a kind of multiplayer arcade game between God and Satan. (Don’t ask. I didn’t understand either.)

      It’s certainly nothing remotely resembling a good movie, but it’s a dumb movie that enjoys being dumb. It’s not nearly as good as the first Waxwork, but I did mind evacuating my mind of any deep thoughts and sitting through the campy cheese.

    72. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes- There is no shame in watching bad movies. I saw many in the theaters in the 80s. Yeah. I paid to see Manequin. Cocktail. Look who’s taking? European Vacation. Short Circuit.

    73. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Real Clear Polling average of polls regarding the direction the country is going:

      55% Wrong Direction
      38% Right Direction

      Biden’s average approval is 50%.

    74. Phil says:

      The media will keep Biden at 50% or higher. It’s simple. The MSM as well as social media completely control the flow of information to the masses in this country. As long as that remains the case the left will control everything. One party nation, now and forever.

    75. Wes says:

      If that’s the case, then why is Biden losing ground in almost all polling right now, Phil?

      It seems to me the full-court press by the media for Biden isn’t exactly having the desired effect.

    76. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      75. @ScottWRasmussen
      “The political environment will play a bigger role in 2022 than any state voting law changes. If President Biden defies political gravity (and history) by remaining above 50% in Job Approval, Dems have a good chance. If Biden’s numbers slip, GOP will have a good night.”

    77. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil – If the MSM controls everything, why do WE know Biden sucks? And if WE know Biden sucks, shouldn’t other people know Biden sucks? The all powerful MSM should have Biden at 70% Approval – unless hovering at 50% is part of their evil plan so nobody realizes they have an evil plan.

      Before you complain, I agree the MSM is entirely against Republicans unless they serve the MSM narrative.

    78. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      76. The band can continue to play, but like the Titanic, Biden is going down.

      This country is in total chaos; crime is rampant, inflation is rapidly rising, and Biden’s “follow the science” coronavirus strategy is sinking faster than the Titanic. Add to that Afghanistan is looking like a repeat of the fall of Saigon, and the immigration fiasco.
      Biden presidency has so far been a disaster.

    79. Cash Cow TM says:

      Are there any possible scenarios where a state or group of states could peacefully exit the U.S.?

      I know the Constitution is silent about that, and the 1861 attempted secession of 11 of the 15 states where slavery was legal was militarily defeated by the U.S. government.

      But would it be possible for one or more states to be granted a peaceful divorce from the union?

      Historically, there have been movements in various parts of the U.S. to try to do just that (not just the southern states in 1861).

    80. Bitterlaw says:

      Cash Cow – Stay in the US. Look at a map. West Virginia is completely surrounded so it would be extremely difficult to get by on its own. The US and the breakaway states might fight to NOT take it.

    81. Cash Cow TM says:

      I was not thinking about specifically WV pulling out of the union.

      But a group of other states maybe…

      Of course it could be a problem if the states who wanted to pull out were not all contiguous with one another…

    82. Tgca says:

      Here’s a cute one for you. Better get your dibs in before Wes snatches her up.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/call-a-freak-a-freak/

    83. Bitterlaw says:

      Cash Cow – I am opposed to states breaking away. It sets up perpetual chaos. Every time a state’s politics shift right or left they can join up with other states? What if the party out of power regains control of the state’s government? Does it come back to the US until the next election? Allowing secession now dishonors the Union troops who fought and died in the Civil War.

      I know many disagree. That’s fine.

    84. Cash Cow TM says:

      When WV pulled out of the mother state of VA (without–BTW–the approval of VA, as provided by the U.S. Constitution) and illegally admitted as the 35th state there eventually was a court case after the Civil War where WV had to pay VA so many tens of millions of dollars to VA for government building, roads, etc. that VA had built in what became WV. Took many years for that to be paid back…

      And I have always been puzzled by the U.S. government admitting WV as a state. WV broke away from VA when VA (and the other 10 states) attempted to break away from the U.S.

      But the U.S. government refused to recognize VA leaving and went to war to force VA to stay in the marriage…err, union. The U.S. government said VA and the other states that seceded were still part of the union and they had to put down the rebellion where those 11 states were trying to run away from the rest of the U.S.

      BTW, was there ever a plan by the Confederacy to overthrow the U.S. government in D.C.? Or to conquer the northern states and force them to become part of the Confederacy? Or to force all Northern states to own slaves? Or did they just want win the civil war and force the north to sign the divorce papers and agree to let the 11 or the 15 states where slavery was legal to leave the union?
      ************************************
      But the U.S. government allowed WV to secede from VA (without VA’s approval, as required by the U.S. Constitution) and admitted WV as a separate state.
      [and the terms of WV entering the union included the fact that slavery would be legal in WV for the next bunch of years].

      WV.
      Only state formed from another state with permission of that state…

      It is quite a story…

    85. Cash Cow TM says:

      “Every time a state’s politics shift right or left they can join up with other states? What if the party out of power regains control of the state’s government? Does it come back to the US until the next election?”
      **************************
      Yeah, that could create revolving mayhem for the flag makers and how many stars it would have to have on it…

    86. Bitterlaw says:

      The Confederate army invaded Northern Territory at Antietam and Gettysburg. The idea that Virginia, which ripped up the Constitution by seceding and taking up arms against complains about the legality of the US admitting WV as a state is laughable.

      The Fugitive Slave law and Dred Scott case essentially forced the North to accept slavery everywhere. The South feared the North would eventually outlaw slavery. However, the South embraced popular sovereignty hoping it could makes new states into slave states and swing control of the Senate back to the slave states.

      I am disappointed that Cash Cow is pushing this revisionist garbage of the noble Confederates just wanting to be left alone.

    87. Bitterlaw says:

      I prefer to think of it as the noble US allowing WV to stay in the Union and escape the traitors in Virginia.

    88. Bitterlaw says:

      Here is the Cornerstone Speech.

      https://www.battlefields.org/learn/primary-sources/cornerstone-speech

      Cash Cow trusted this group to rule wisely.

    89. Meldrim says:

      Wes, Woodrow Wilson was the *second* Virginia-born president to have started his political career in a different state. William Henry Harrison was born and raised in VA (his father was Benjamin Harrison V, signer of the Declaration of Independence and governor of VA from 1781-84), and his first political office was as Secretary of the Northwest Territory (which, at the time, encompassed what later became the states of OH, IN, IL, MI, WI and part of MN) in 1798, when he was 25 years old. The next year, he was elected to Congress as the Delegate from the Northwest Territory. When the Indiana Territory became a separate territory in 1801, he was appointed its governor, serving until 1812, when he resigned upon his designation as major general in the War of 1812 (he previously had served in the military, of course, most famously at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811 against Tecumseh’s confederacy). After the war, he moved to Ohio, where he was elected first to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1816 and then to the U.S. Senate in 1824. By the time that Harrison became president in 1841, he had lived outside VA for over 40 years.

    90. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      We lost another World War II hero:

      “SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dave Severance, the Marine company commander whose troops planted the American flag on Iwo Jima during World War II, a moment captured in one of the most iconic war” photographs in history, has died. He was 102.

      Severance died Monday at his home in the San Diego suburb of La Jolla, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.”

      Severance also flew 40 missions as an aviator in the Korean War. He did not retire from the Marine Corp until 1968.

      When the World War II generation passed on, this nation went to s–t. The boomers were worthless, and the generations after them are proving evolution can take a species in a negative direction.

    91. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      NEW YORK
      The way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as governor:
      Approve 28%
      Disapprove 63%
      .
      Do you think Andrew Cuomo should resign as Governor of New York?
      Yes 70%
      No 25%

      @QuinnipiacPoll 615 RV, 8/4-5

    92. Bitterlaw says:

      Cuomo should resign but I hope he does not. I want to see that arrogant bastard impeached and convicted.

    93. Country Dick Montana says:

      In 1776 Bitter would have been a Tory, stating that the “list of grievances” that we now know as the Declaration of Independence, was the work of a bunch of traitors, all of whom (and their descendants) forever should be hung. Give it a rest.

    94. jason says:

      Phil – If the MSM controls everything, why do WE know Biden sucks?”

      I give this idiocy the Naive Comment of the Month Award.

      We know Biden sucks because we are political junkies that seek information outside the MSM, and thus are much more informed than the average voter.

      But tens of millions don’t. They get their news from Good Morning America, local news, network news, their daily newspaper, Sunday news shows, 60 minutes, Yahoo news, late night shows, all overwhelmingly liberal.

      The fact Bitter pretends not to know that is scary.

    95. jason says:

      Meanwhile, Fauci is proposing Americans get a third vaccine shot. If that isn’t effective enough, is there a fourth and a fifth?”

      Yes, so SHOW ME YOUR PAPERS can go to SHOW ME YOUR UPDATED PAPERS.

    96. jason says:

      Stay in the US. Look at a map. West Virginia is completely surrounded so it would be extremely difficult to get by on its own. ”

      Zzzzz… complete BS.

      Look at a map of Europe, there are many completely landlocked countries.

    97. jason says:

      he all powerful MSM should have Biden at 70% Approval – unless hovering at 50% is part of their evil plan so nobody realizes they have an evil plan.”

      More naive claptrap.

      Biden should be at 10% because he is cognitively impaired and unfit for office. If Trump had said 10% of what Biden has said in public there would have been massive calls for intervention and resignation.

      The fact half the country at least is not aware of it or thinks it is ok is testament to the power of the MSM.

    98. jason says:

      Biden yesterday:

      Joe Biden loses his train of thought while trying to say “pandemic of the unvaccinated”: “Vaxation of the unvaccinated”

      “Joe Biden says 350 million people have been vaccinated in the US.”

      You can see this at Redstate. But you won’t see it on the MSM.

    99. Phil says:

      Inflation, wide open borders, critical race theory in the schools, trillions in unpaid for spending, all over the place messaging on Covid….on and on. And this fool Biden is above 50%. It just reaffirms how powerful and one sided the media is.

      Seriously, some of you are so naive when it comes to how the flow of information works in today’s America and the stranglehold the left through the media has over the masses. The media is pure propaganda…and it’s 24/7. I mean, our borders are being overwhelmed and you won’t hear a peep about any of it on the network news which reaches 20 million a night (Fox reaches 4 million BTW). We’re f#cked.

    100. Tgca says:

      I learned years ago that a large part of the population do not read beyond headlines. There are many reasons for that including too busy with others things, trusting what the MSM reports, or just sheer boredom with the details.

      People would rather read gossip and celebrity news that has no impact on their life than to read about proposed legislation of a politician that actually could impact their life.

      It’s a shame but it is what it is.

    101. Phil says:

      Biden blatantly and openly defies the Supreme Court on evictions and private property. Not a peep out of the media. To be fair, not a peep out of Republicans in the Senate either…the Thunes, Cornyns, Toomeys…..worthless.

    102. Tgca says:

      If you go back and watch some of the B sci-fi films from the 80s and 90s, in many senses their creativity caught the path we’re on where we are moving towards a one-world order where people are controlled by select big companies and one mind messaging media. Big Tech and MSM will be the down fall of our freedoms eventually if we don’t prevail in this war on freedom.

      Even the silent film Metropolis caught a glimpse of this future where folks fall prey to this mass serving the elite. Let’s hope we don’t get there or the movie endings come to fruition where these systems break down but that’s to be seen.

    103. Phil says:

      The elites have pledged their allegiance to the left and are now in complete control of all institutions. Unfortunately, the Republican establishment is right there with them.

      It’s over. Think Thume and Toomey are going to save you? Lol.

      Bend over suckers.

    104. Phil says:

      Thune

    105. jason says:

      Inflation, wide open borders, critical race theory in the schools, trillions in unpaid for spending, all over the place messaging on Covid….on and on. And this fool Biden is above 50%. It just reaffirms how powerful and one sided the media is.”

      Yep, but some useful idiots still want to downplay their influence.

    106. Phil says:

      Yep. I’m not surprised by bitter. Wes is the one that gets me. You’d think he’d know better.

    107. Country Dick Montana says:

      Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.

      H. L. Mencken

    108. Tgca says:

      I actually liked Short Circuit and Mannequin was kinda cute and original at the time.

      I was not a big Cruise fan so Cocktail did not impress me because it was a chick flick as most of his movies then were besides maybe his gay epic flick Top Gun which was okay.

      Waxwork 2…really? At least the original Waxwork was somewhat creative though I prefer a little more creativity in my teenfest-stoopid yoots screamfests like Jeepers Creepers which came much later or maybe a little bit more camp like Fright Night.

      The 80s had a good deal of light-hearted fun films and burgeoning sci-fi films that led the way for the overplayed sci-fi frenzy we see today. 80s film were much more creative than the crap today where it feels like they’ve run out of ideas so they’re in constant recycling mode with miscastings.

    109. Tgca says:

      108

      Phil said Wes gets him. Hmm…

      Very Brokeback Mountain I’d say.

      Wait until Phil tries to quit Wes.

    110. Gordon Allen says:

      Jason: I’m pretty sure in the real world Biden is not at 50%. The “polls” are like the MSM; liberal mouthpieces. Not one soul who opposed him in 2020 supports him now; a number who (actually) voted for him now regret it, and the number is growing.
      But you’re right that but for the MSM he would be in the low 40’s/high 30’s.
      I sent back to Senator Scott yet again a note about his NRSC fundraising letter with the reasons I’m not sending any money; my reasons were the list of RINO Senators who by their existence prohibit me from doing so.
      All my money is going to selected Republican candidates here in Florida for 2022.

    111. Cash Cow TM says:

      “The Confederate army invaded Northern Territory at Antietam and Gettysburg.”

      After the Fall of Ft. Sumpter, it took the Northern army about 3 months to invade VA and have the First Battle of Bull Run.

      The huge majority of civil war battles and campaigns took place on southern soils.

      The Confederate army only mounted two invasions into Northern states. First one being a year and a half after the commencing of hostilities and ending in the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg, MD) whose location is only about five miles north of the Potomac River at Shepherdstown (then VA).

      The second was two and 1/4 years after the commencing of hostilities when Confederate forces moved into MD and then PA and ended with the battle of Gettysburg. (Gettysburg being about 70 miles away from Shepherdstown as the crow flies)

      Late in the war, the Confederate forces did, unfortunately, also burn down Chambersburg PA. At least one Confederate officer (a Col.) refused the order to do so and was arrested. Other Confederates helped townspeople escape and other Confederate soldiers from various units tried to put out the flames. One townsperson died from smoke inhalation and three Confederate soldiers were killed by townspeople.

    112. Bitterlaw says:

      ABC and NBC MORNINGS COMBINE FOR 7 million viewers.

      Phil assumes that anybody not posting at HHR is clueless that Biden sucks. Pretty elitist of him.

    113. jason says:

      Yep, but some useful idiots still want to downplay their influence.
      Phil says:
      August 7, 2021 at 11:01 am

      Yep. I’m not surprised by bitter. Wes is the one that gets me. You’d think he’d know better.”

      And I did not even name any names….

    114. Tgca says:

      DeSantos brutal smack down of Biden after Biden quips Governor Who?

      https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1423788728535846912

    115. jason says:

      ABC and NBC MORNINGS COMBINE FOR 7 million viewers.”

      LOL, Bitter now running interference for the MSM is hilarious.

      Let’s ignore all the viewership for nightly network news on ABC, CBS, NBC, local news daily and nightly on same channels, Sunday shows, late night talk shows, PBS, 60 minutes, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC. Let’s ignore the AP, Reuters, UPI, Yahoo News, Huffpost, etc. Let’s ignore the entire print media that is liberal, NYT, WAPO, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, USA Today, just about every paper in the country is liberal.

      But Bitter comes up with “morning shows are “only” 7 million.

      Geezus.

    116. jason says:

      DeSantos”

      Good marketing.

      Make him Hispanic.

    117. Tgca says:

      118

      Ha! I knew Jadon was going to comment on that after I realized the typo.

      I tell ya!

      I got Jadon pegged!

    118. Tgca says:

      In all serious though, I could not imagine Biden being able to debate DeSantis.

      I knew sooner or later DeSantis and team were going to turn this on Biden. It was just stoopid for Biden to walk in that trap.

      I think this would make an excellent ad. Show Biden making the Gubbernor WHO and and then DeSantis response.

    119. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @EmeraldRobinson
      How bad are things right now? Things are so bad that the guy who funded the Wuhan Lab to create COVID is the same guy the US government wants you to listen to for medical advice on preventing COVID

    120. Annie says:

      Yikes, more Gold metals for China and our men dressed as women can’t even get a participation metal. Disgraceful in Senile Joe’s America

      14 yr old China kids running laps around our women I mean men, I mean whatever they can’t even figure out their own gender

    121. Bitterlaw says:

      Zzzzzzzzzzz. The snipers completely ignored that I said the MSM is entirely against Republicans except for the few that serve their purposes. Typical.

      Since prices are going up on everything and the pandemic seems here to stay, I suspect that many more than just Elitist Phil and Jason have caught on to the fact that Biden sucks. Phil thinks HHR is the only place people can see that Biden sucks. Well, HHR and his breakfast club.

    122. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “CDC has also published some puzzling data. According to the agency’s website, 197,845 children under 12 have received at least one shot. Vaccines aren’t authorized in the U.S. for children that young. Vaccine makers are evaluating whether the shots are safe for children in clinical trials.

      A CDC spokeswoman said the tally could include children participating in clinical trials. The CDC also said birthdays could have been entered in its databases incorrectly. Moderna Inc. and Pfizer Inc. with its partner BioNTech SE are conducting clinical trials aiming to enroll some 11,000 total children in the U.S.

      Pfizer isn’t aware of any vaccinations outside of its trial for children under 12, a spokeswoman said.”

    123. lisab says:

      Meldrim,

      it was a trick question

      william henry harrison was not born in the state of virginia

      he was born in the colony

    124. lisab says:

      give bitter a break

      a woke team finally won gold yesterday so he’s all happy

      the usa men’s basketball team won gold

      it was only against france

      but that still counts

    125. lisab says:

      usa women’s golfer also won gold

      our lesbians are just way ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to golf

      thank you dinah

    126. lisab says:

      russians outraged, outraged i tell you, that israeli athlete linoy ashram won the gold for rhythmic gymnastics over the russian clones

      dina and arina averina

    127. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      For the doomsayers who predict the media will never allow Biden’s support to fall below 50%. The Biden presidency has hit the six month mark. Here are Biden’s current favorable polling numbers:

      50.2% RCP Average

      Here are polls from the RCP that have Biden below 50%:

      Rasmussen 48% (one of 2020’s most accurate polls)
      YouGov 49%
      CNBC 48%
      Quinnipiac 47%
      Monmouth 49%

      Biden’s poll numbers are clearly falling. The country is going into chaos; crime is in rampant; the virus is spreading again. Afghanistan is about to be taken by the Taliban. Illegal immigration is out of control. I can go on and on.

      Can someone describe the love campaign the media can conduct to get Biden’s polling numbers to go up? Maybe a slogan like: “Our best senile president ever!”

    128. Phil says:

      Can I describe it, San Diego? Sure.

      Something along the lines of out and out lying — Russian collusion story for four years. Trump calling those who died for their country “losers”. The bogus Ukrainian impeachment thing. DeSantis withheld Covid death numbers. Georgia passed a “voter suppression bill”. BLM riots last summer were “mostly peaceful”. In other words, San Diego, more of the same over the rest of Biden’s term.

      …and then there will be their strategy of omission of any story that cuts against Democrats – ala media’s complete omission of Hunter Biden’s lap top story ten days before the election. Expect, a continued black out of any story citing inflation, rampant crime or out of control border. Nothing on the Biden family’s out and out corruption etc etc

      So you wanted a description on how the media intends to get Biden’s numbers to go up? I just described it to you. You’ve seen the blueprint over the last four years.

    129. lisab says:

      Phil,

      i’d go with,

      “the current system doesn’t work, see we have high crime, people getting evicted, covid, schools closed, masks being used everywhere, huge student loans and no way out for regular people, people dying in the street etc.

      we need to have more government and higher taxes for those 1-percenters (that work for a living)”

    130. Michael says:

      Another CovIDIOT getting just what he deserves. Hoping he didn’t kill other innocent people.

      https://www.yahoo.com/news/anti-vaxxer-florida-radio-host-191433478.html

    131. Tgca says:

      129

      Agree with fellow LBGTQIA2S+ poster SDC. Not sure what gender he is today but I know mine might change to another of the 68+ genders in a few hours depending how I feel…but I digress.

      Illegal immigration is out of control.

      Covid is still causing much havoc and dividing Americans. Thanks China! Your plan worked.

      Crime is rampant. I know this 1st hand as I just stole my neighbor’s delivery from Whole Foods off their porch after it was sitting out there for like 10 minutes. Whole Foods delivery always leaves deliveries out in the open so I did not want it to spoil in the Florida sun. Bummer! No tofu though.

    132. Tgca says:

      132

      Wow! Homo Michael has descended into radical lefty hateful bliss and taking joy in the death of others.

      So is “CovIDIOT getting just what he deserves” like all the gays in Mikeys generation getting what they deserve for spreading HIV 40 years after that “Gay Pandemic” thinking “positive undetectable” is a lifestyle?

    133. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Sadly, Israel which lead the world in early vaccination of it’s population, now is finding 50% of newly diagnosed Covid cases are among the vaccinated, some of whom are becoming seriously ill.

      “She explained that Israel’s decision to make available a booster shot is based on evidence of the difference between infection rates in those who were vaccinated early on and those vaccinated later, but also the evidence of increased hospitalizations of severe and critical cases among the 60 and above population who are fully immunized.

      “That, together with the fact that we’re seeing lack of response to the vaccine over time, has led us to suggest and allow people to be vaccinated for a third time. It’s not just that we’re seeing more disease, but that they’re getting into severe and critical conditions,” she said.

    134. Tgca says:

      134

      Hey Mikey!

      What about the young 31 yo obese AA hairdresser who was fully vaccinated but still got Covid and died due to her morbidity.

      Did she deserve it? You wanna go tell that to her mother who was heart-broken over her loss?

      …or are you to busy hooking up with HIV positive undetectable folks Grindr and Tinder as your generation continues to spread HIV.

    135. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Have noticed a lot of liberals have gotten very shrill in denouncing the unvaccinated as the limitations of the vaccines are increasingly becoming apparent. The reality of what we may be facing now is pretty grim.

    136. Phil says:

      Liberals getting very shrill.

      That’s sort of their normal state is it not?

    137. lisab says:

      Have noticed a lot of liberals have gotten very shrill in denouncing the unvaccinated
      ——————-

      liberals really wouldn’t support forcing people to get treatments they don’t want

    138. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      133. “Agree with fellow LBGTQIA2S+ poster SDC”

      How did you find the combination to my bike lock?

    139. Tgca says:

      140

      I am very resourceful.

    140. Wes says:

      I’m sorry to hear you like Jeepers Creepers, Tg, since Victor Salva, the series creator, is a known rapist who used his connections to get a lighter sentence.

    141. Michael says:

      Funny tgca the homophobe doesn’t know the difference between someone fully vaccinated who takes precautions to protect herself and others and some idiot who knowingly put himself and others at risk of dying purposely.

      He thinks its ok for CovIDIOTS to kill innocent people.

    142. Wes says:

      Mike falls into the liberal trap on Covid. This is one of the weakest pandemics on record, Mike. People have legitimate concerns both about the efficacy and about the safety of the vaccines. Some people, like me, have preexisting breathing problems unrelated to Covid that make long-term mask Wearing difficult.

      For you to take glee in the death of someone for his personal decision not to join the liberal herd mentality on Covid despite legitimate concerns about the advocated preventative measures for the virus is really sickening.

    143. Wes says:

      Weird. Last I checked, Tgca is openly gay (as opposed to Jason, who expresses clear homoerotic feelings for GWB yet claims to be straight); nonetheless, Mike says Tgca is a “homophobe.”

      Interesting.

    144. Phil says:

      This is one of the weakest pandemics on record.

      This. I think we tend to lose sight of that. This is another example of the media creating the narrative.

      Never

      Ever

      Underestimate

      The

      Power

      Of

      The

      Media

      They completely shape and control public opinion in this country. Don’t ever forget it.

    145. Wes says:

      While I agree the media have great power over public perception, Phil, their pro-Dem cheerleading has failed to prop Biden–who’s been on a near continuous long-term slide in popularity–up. This is probably because the media can’t control what people see in their own back yards and personal lives.

      For example, when the gas shortage affected a host of states in May, a huge number of people felt and experienced the effects personally. Cheerleading about how great things were for Biden did exactly nothing to help the President’s image among those directly affected by the shortage.

      These kinds of things, along with the current crime wave and other national problems, tend to circumvent media narratives. That’s why Biden is in an increasingly weak position despite fawning media coverage. Even Pravda couldn’t prevent the average Russian from eventually realizing just how badly run the Soviet Union was. This realization despite state-run media attempts to control the national narrative finally led to the USSR’s entering the “dust bin of history.”

    146. Bitterlaw says:

      Quick responses

      I mentioned GMA because Phil did.

      I did not know who won the gold in men’s basketball until lisab posted it since I did not care.

      Wes – The MSM thinks most Americans are morons who will believe everything they say. Phil thinks most Americans are morons who will believe everything the MSM says. See the difference?

    147. Phil says:

      ….or you can look at it the other way, Wes

      Complete open borders
      Rampant crime increase
      Inflation we haven’t seen since the 80s
      Radical race theory in our k thru 12

      Wild stuff and yet the media has kept Biden at 50 percent Obama levels. Seems to me that just proves the media’s grip on the flow of information. Biden should be no where near 50=53 percent with all that. The media gives him a floor of 50%.

      Don’t forget, even with Trump’s baggage, Biden would not have squeaked by in Arizona, Georgia, and Wisconsin to get past 270 had it not been for the lying, slanted media.

    148. Phil says:

      Most Americans, bitter? Apparently enough to put that drooling idiot in the WH. Absolutely Proves the power of the media.

    149. Country Dick Montana says:

      “This realization despite state-run media attempts to control the national narrative finally led to the USSR’s entering the “dust bin of history.””

      Any chance that the next election, should the GOP run the table relegate the current Federal Bureaucracy to the dustbin of history? Any chance of continuing deficit spending being relegated to the dustbin of history?

      Judging by GOP support of the infrastructure bill, probably not. At the federal level there really isn’t much difference between DEM and GOP. I will continue to participate at the local and state level. National and federal offices aren’t worth the time.

    150. Bitterlaw says:

      https://www.visitpa.com/region/pennsylvania-wilds/grand-canyon-pennsylvania

      I think it is an above-average canyon. There were many Mennonites visiting it as well. Unfortunately, the Little League Museum in Williamsport is closed. Not much interest in Reptileland.

    151. Phil says:

      Of course, even then, Biden needed voter fraud to get where he is. Of course that’s why Democrats made HB1 their number one priority in this legislative session.

    152. Country Dick Montana says:

      Did you go on the Kinzua Bridge?

    153. Tgca says:

      142

      I did not know the director of Jeepers Creepers is a rapist. All rapists should have their genitals surgically removed and/or mutilated, not that it would decrease their urges but it would give them something to reflect upon at least.

      That being said, I think Jeepers was an interesting horror concept just like Halloween and Freddie Krueger before they got too ridiculous with so many sequels.

    154. Tgca says:

      144

      Agreed! Wearing masks is very difficult for many, including me. Sometimes I feel like I can’t get enough air into my lungs and start breathing heavy.

      Also, wearing masks for long periods mean you are breathing out carbon dioxide (CO2) into a mask that accumulates CO2 over time. Even though studies claim there is no toxicological danger associated with this, it can cause minor side effects like dizziness, headaches, etc.

      It also depends how long you wear the masks. I do not believe wearing a mask for 2+ hours is healthy no matter what they said, especially since studies I’ve seen are for short periods of time only.

      Also, studies I’ve seen show CO2 wearing a mask of various exercises is measured to be 3 to 6 times more than without the exercise.

      For folks with respiratory issues, even minor ones, this can cause difficulty.

      Also, like any fabric, masks become polluted and dirty over time so you don’t want to be wearing something over your airway intake for extended periods that accumulates other environmental pollution as well.

    155. Michael says:

      Wes seems confused. I didn’t say anything about masks or Jason. Wes thinks that tgca addressing me like “Mike the Homo” is not homophobic.

      I’m so sick of this. I can’t believe I spent so much time here.

      Bye until next time

    156. Phil says:

      Runaway Democrats sue Governor Abbott.

      No, this is not from the Babylon Bee. It’s really happening. They are claiming “pain and suffering” due to being away from their families.

      LMAO

      Do you really think they’d do something this stupid if they didn’t think the media would spin this for them?

      Well, the media is quite effective at laying out leftist propaganda, but even they can’t pull that off.

    157. Tgca says:

      145

      Michael is your typical selfish self-centered radical homo. He will bend himself into a pretzel defending the behaviors and responsibilities of gays but criticize others.

      I am sorry! But there is no reason for continued spread of HIV in this day and age the way it is, especially in the young. I think that is sad and wish we can shake common sense into gay men but my point is not to insult gays but to point out the hypocrisy of gay behavior that still results in HIV being a major medical concern in the gay community due to continued spread of the disease and that of the behaviors of the unvaccinated for Covid.

      So people who live in glass houses should not throw stones I say.

    158. Tgca says:

      157

      …but you are a homo Blanche! You are!!!

    159. Wes says:

      You were a big Trump supporter, CDM. That makes your attacks on Republicans for federal spending impossible to take seriously.

    160. Tgca says:

      160. Wes

      That’s disgusting he served only 15 months for forcing a 12 year old boy into sex.

      Unfortunately, pedophilia is no stranger to Hollywood or often in the rich and famous.

      I remember a few years ago when Barbra Streisand stoopidly and horrifically remarked about the accusations of Michael Jackson – “ his sexual needs were his sexual needs.”

      …and let us not forget the adulation Hollywood still has for Roman Polanski who drugged and raped a 14-yo girl and fled the US to avoid prison but got a standing and roaring ovation for his academy award for The Pianist.

      I believe this thought process is more common in Hollywood are not horrified by the behaviors of some as most in society would be because of their radical lefty views.

    161. Country Dick Montana says:

      162 – Wes. My support for Trump was based on a couple of things. The biggest being that he was a huge middle finger to the elite in DC and the coasts. He brought a voice to people who had been beaten down and let down by the Feds and their allies in the press and big business. I liked him because he let me do my business. I liked him be cause he killed high level terrorists. Doesn’t mean that I liked everything that he did.

      Again, you deflect. If the GOP runs the table, do we see the end of deficit spending and a reduction in the size and influence of the Federal Government? I would wager money that the answer to that one is a resounding NO! And I bet deep down, you also know that is true. So if there is no change, why bother?

    162. Wes says:

      You know that’s not going to happen, CDM, but you’re deflecting. You’re taking Republicans in Washington to task for deficit spending even though the President you were a fan of was as big an offender as the other three Presidents elected this century have been.

      The only time Washington took deficit spending under anything resembling control in recent memory was when Bill Clinton and a Republican Congress were in office from 1995 to 2001.

      Trump was absolutely horrendous on spending–just as GWB and Obama were and Biden has been–so liking him for being a middle finger to elites in Washington accomplished exactly nothing of what you process to want and in fact arguably exacerbated the situation.

      As I said, that makes your criticism of Republicans in Washington for rampant federal spending impossible to take seriously.

    163. Country Dick Montana says:

      “You know that’s not going to happen, CDM”
      Should have stopped there, it would have been more honest.

      I get it, this is your hobby. Your team is the GOP. If they win, hooray, if they lose, well we get to fight another day. When I was a geeky little kid, I was into politics and current events like nobody’s business. For a long time into adulthood, I thought it was important and who I voted for at the Federal level meant something.

      It doesn’t.

      And in spite of everything that you say, spending bills start in Congress, at least that is my understanding of the Constitution. So yes, I will call the GOP to task. And if it takes what we had from 1995 to 2001, then so be it.

    164. Wes says:

      Phil, you overlook the fact that Biden started higher and has had only a few ridiculously high showings in rescue polls to keep him at a nominal 50%.

      For the record, 50% is lower than GWB was (53%) at this time in 2001 after a listless beginning to his presidency and frequent attacks by the media. Thus, if the media are doing such a good job of propping Biden up, why have his numbers declined to a lower point than GWB enjoyed at an identical time in his presidency 20 years ago.

      Don’t forget Democrats were frequently railing about the 2000 election back then and had the media posting almost daily articles discussing that election. They couldn’t criticize him enough for the most prominent initiative he was involved in at the time–the regulation of stem-cell lines–and gave him absolutely no favorable coverage. They were even writing articles about how his dip to 53% in summer 2001 meant he was certain to lose in 2004.

      Now, despite fawning media coverage, Biden has consistently lost ground and has a number of real-world things the media can’t gloss over–the Covid resurgence, the crime epidemic, rising inflation, et al–that have contributed to his loss of popularity. This is a marathon, not a sprint, so for Biden to be on the decline despite structural media advantages actually tells me things are getting worse for him despite his allies.

    165. Wes says:

      It’s sophomoric to cite only the fact that Congress originates spending bills, CDM. That ignores the actual way the process works involving negotiations with the President and members of the body.

      Yes, constitutionally Congress creates spending bills, but no President has ever been a disinterested observer who had no input on what Congress did. If Trump had been a fiscal hawk who either tried to negotiate less congressional spending or vetoes spending bills, you’d have a point.

      As it stands, you seem to be acting as if he were an innocent bystander while the dastardly Congress spent trillions we don’t have. That was never the case as you well know.

    166. Wes says:

      Never, not ever

    167. Meldrim says:

      #96, “Only state formed from another state with permission of that state…”

      Cow, WV is not the only state with such honor. Heck, it’s not even the only state tgat needed permission from the legislature of the Commonwealth of Virginia in order to be admitted; Kentucky was created from Virginia’s westernmost area. Other states created from a portion of an existing state, and thus requiring the consent of that state’s legislature, were Tennessee (from NC) and Maine (from Massachusetts). In the latter case, the admission of Maine as a free state was part of l the Missouri Compromise (which Walt helped negotiate, I believe. so you should ask him.

    168. Meldrim says:

      #125, lisab, by that rationale, Wilson isn’t the correct answer, either, since he wasn’t born in the “State of Virginia.”

    169. Tgca says:

      Dr. Fow-chee says:

      As soon as the Food and Drug Administration issues a full approval for a COVID-19 vaccine, there will be “a flood” of vaccine mandates at businesses and schools across the nation

      He further says:

      The public is awash in lies and misinformation about COVID-19 and the vaccines, “they are being misled.”

      FINALLY! Something we can agree upon! The public is being misled Dr. Fow-chee…by YOU!!!

      https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/08/06/anthony-fauci-covid-vaccine-mandates-fda-full-approval/5513121001/

    170. Country Dick Montana says:

      Whether he has influence or not or was a disinterested observer or not, the GOP Congress did his bidding. They didn’t have to.

      Why can’t you just admit the the GOP is just as corrupt and power hungry as the Democrats at the federal level. We move left, only at a slightly different rate of speed. I would rather get there faster so that if freedom and a less intrusive government are worth fighting for then people will actually do something about it.

      Robbie once said, all I wanted was to see things burn. He was correct.

    171. Bitterlaw says:

      CDM – We did not get to the Kinzua Bridge. This trip is to see my son and his girlfriend in Williamsport. We make the trip to Pittsburgh in 2 weeks.

      I am pleased to report that my winning streak against my daughter in air hockey continues. However, it is getting harder to win. She has the advantage of being left-handed so her shots come from the other side. My wife and children are left handed. I am the righty.

    172. Wes says:

      This isn’t about corruption or lust for power, CDM. You brought up an issue not germane to the discussion. We were discussing spending, which you’re trying to pretend Donald Trump had no part in. If you’re going to criticize Republican spending, then you need to remember who the most recent GOP President was.

      Harry Truman famously said, “The buck stop here.” That means with the President. Blaming Congress while ignoring the President’s role in things is simply disingenuous.

    173. Bitterlaw says:

      I think JulStol wanted everything to burn.

      I seriously doubt that was Michael. He has told me on FB that he has not posted on FB for many months.

    174. Hugh says:

      The only thing that can save Biden and the democrats in 2022 is the Republican establishment. Like the 17 traitors getting ready to give Biden a big win.

    175. Wes says:

      Honestly, CDM, you sound like Trump’s version of an Obama supporter. Obama’s people always blamed everything on someone other than Obama. That’s exactly what you’re doing by giving Trump a pass while taking the congressional GOP to task for spending.

      He was the President of the United States. That automatically made him just as culpable as Paul Ryan or Mitch McConnell or anyone else in Congress for the spending you so decry.

    176. jason says:

      Michael has gone full moonbat.

      Sad.

    177. Country Dick Montana says:

      178 – And therein lies the problem with political types. The Constitution is simply a historical document. You don’t believe in it.

      Spending is simply one part of the equation and and a pretty big factor in the corruption at the Federal Level. I honestly can’t understand your love affair with the Federal Government.

      As usual, you attribute wards to posters with whom you disagree, that they did not say. Go ahead and declare victory. Your MO.

    178. Bitterlaw says:

      The GOP Congress spent too much. President Trump signed the GOP spending bills that spent too much. They are both to blame. It would have been different if Trump had vetoed the spending bills and Congress overrode the vetoes. That never happened. Pretending that Trump was chained to his chair while his evil zombie hand signed the bills is absurd. Trump did many good things as President. Controlling spending was not one of them. He probably cost the control of the Senate by calling for even larger stimulus checks than what Congress wanted after there was a deal.

    179. Wes says:

      You cited the Constitution for your criticism of Congressional GOP spending, CDM. Here’s the full text of law passage including the President’s role in it:

      Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.

      Thus, by the very document you cited, Trump was just as responsible as the congressional GOP.

    180. jason says:

      CovIDIOTS”

      Zzzzzz…. straight out of DKos, supposedly really clever like “Rethugs”.

      Michael has been brainwashed poor bastard.

    181. jason says:

      Tgca is a homophobe?

      Who knew?

    182. Country Dick Montana says:

      Wes – I am fully aware of what the Constitution says on the issue. I am even fully aware that Trump signed those bills. I pretty much say that in 173.

      They did not send a balanced budget for him to veto. They are no better than the Democrats. So again, give me a reason to vote for them? We have a bunch of GOP Senators rolling over and playing dead for Biden on infrastructure.

    183. Wes says:

      You have not posted one critical word about Trump regarding spending, CDM. In fact you tried to go off on an unrelated issue to the one you yourself brought up. Don’t pretend you’re not giving Trump a pass when you explicitly blamed only members of Congress for it.

      I actually cited the very process for bill approval. You’re the one pretending Trump had nothing to do with what happened.

    184. Wes says:

      Did Trump advocate a balanced budget, CDM?

      No.

      Once again, you’re doing exactly what Obama’s supporters did when he was in office and blaming everyone but the man you like for the government’s overspending.

      You could at least admit that, but you keep trying to deflect and bring up issues having little or nothing to do with the very issue you cited initially.

    185. Phil says:

      The media will save the Democrats in 2022, Hugh. They set the parameters of what issues will dominate the election. They decide what information the masses get. The only issues which will be covered by the media will be the “insurrection” of Jan 6th, the problem of systemic racism in American society, and voter suppression by Republicans. The issues of crime, inflation, and the border will be buried – just like they buried Hunter Biden’s laptop story for the ten days prior to the 2020 election.

      One party rule as far as the eye can see.

    186. Bitterlaw says:

      That was not the real Michael. I believe the real Michael will post soon.

    187. Wes says:

      By the way, CDM, where’s the evidence Trump had any interest in signing a balanced budget?

      I’d like to see it because nothing from either his two presidential campaigns or his presidency indicates even the slightest interest on his part in it.

    188. Country Dick Montana says:

      Another MO. Giving Trump a pass. Nobody here has given him a pass, and even if I do, please explain how that absolves the Congressional GOP from being spendthrifts.

      So explain to me (using small words, as I don’t possess your superior intellect)how electing the GOP at the Federal level will reduce (not reduce the rate of increase, but actually reduce) spending and give the citizens of the US relief from an ever intrusive Federal Bureaucracy.

      Sell it to me. Convince me. It might convince Phil, Jason and some of the others who have left here to get back into the game again.

    189. Tgca says:

      173

      Agreed! It is very rare that a DC politician from either party is concerned over spending, and though they preach it for the cameras, it is not seriously reflected in their actions as they all yearn to spend on their pet projects.

      Clinton was forced to agree to spending cuts by virtue of his losing the House and Senate by significant margins and salvaging his presidency by working with the GOP on things like welfare reform which no one could envision any Dem doing today. It was the best thing that happened to him in that regard but let’s be honest, he would not have done this on his own, especially with the Dems in charge prior to the 2994 election.

    190. Tgca says:

      When considering spending, ignoring the time value of money and factoring out events like war or pandemics, one has to generally consider the annual increase of spend in percent as well as the annual increase of spending in comparison to percentage changes in revenues to get a true picture of spending patterns compared to other administrations over time.

      Sheer deficit numbers by themselves don’t tell an entire story because windfalls or unexpected decrease in revenues can distort the true spending patterns in relation to revenues.

      Financial institutions don’t look at just raw dollar increases or decreases, they look at the relation between revenues and costs.

      If spending is going up and so are revenues, closer look has to be made to see the conoatatove relationship. Clearly, if there is a trend of revenues decreasing or growing at a small rate compared to spending or vice versa, that tells a much different story.

    191. Wes says:

      You talk about my MO, CDM. Well, let’s talk about yours. On the issue of spending, you posted this:

      And in spite of everything that you say, spending bills start in Congress,

      Then when I posted the complete process outlining the process of a bill’s becoming law, you indicated you knew about the process.

      Conveniently you had left that second half entirely out of your post. Since you have laid your criticism completely at the door of the congressional GOP and never even so much as said Trump should have vetoed a spending bill or not advocated such high spending, what else am I to conclude but that you are intentionally giving Trump a pass?

      As for convincing you about how to vote, that’s not what I’m doing. I’m calling you out for your repeatedly blaming one party on this issue while glossing over the role of another. If you don’t want to vote again, then vaya con Dios.

      All I’m asking that you be intellectually honest and place blame on all parties involved. You have repeatedly refused to do that.

    192. Country Dick Montana says:

      Trump was complicit in increasing the deficit by not vetoing spending bills. That good enough?

      I am not asking you to tell me how to vote. I have been doing that about as long as you have been on this earth and can figure that part out on my own. I am asking how electing a GOP Congress and even President will reduce spending and reduce the size of the federal government.

    193. Michael says:

      I am the real Michael.

    194. Bitterlaw says:

      I heard 3 on 3 basketball was an Olympic sport. I did not see how something I run in practice

    195. Wes says:

      Finally, CDM.

      It took a ton of browbeating, but you finally reached the point of laying blame on all parties involved.

      That was all I ever asked.

    196. Bitterlaw says:

      deserves to be in the Olympics. I watched 3 minutes. They could take 3 women off any rec center court in North Philadelphia or just send 3 women from a Division III college and beat the rest of the world.

    197. Bitterlaw says:

      CC

    198. Bitterlaw says:

      This entire fight could have been avoided. Here is the full explanation.

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

    199. Tgca says:

      Prime Minister Boris Johnson contradicts numerous leaders throughout the world by speaking the truth as uncomfortable as it is to say, though not economically sustainable.

      It’s very very important for everyone to understand that reductions … in infections, hospitalizations, and deaths has not been achieved by the vaccination program…it’s the lockdown that’s overwhelmingly important in delivering the improvement.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/boris-johnson-credits-the-lockdown-not-the-vax/

    200. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Dr. Fauci: “The public is awash in lies and misinformation about COVID-19 and the vaccines, “they are being misled.”

      So Fauci is rushing to get final approval of the Pfizer vaccine, and at the same time get approval for a third “booster” dose of the vaccine, as the initial vaccine is not working for a part of the population.

      Oh, and those who are vaccinated should wear masks, because even though vaccinated they can still catch the virus, and it replicates in their vaccinated bodies, and can be transmitted to and infect other people.

      But despite these irritating facts, Fauci believes the vaccine should still receive final approval, and made mandatory because even though the vaccine does not prevent a person being infected, it is claimed a vaccinated person will not become serious ill from the virus. However, Israeli studies are saying this assumption is false.

      Fauci claims the public is being misled may be true, but he may be the one doing it.

    201. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Tgca, believe the fact we both have experienced a past epidemic makes us a bit more aware of the bureaucratic malfeasance that is taking place now with the coronavirus.

    202. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      201. “This entire fight could have been avoided. Here is the full explanation.”

      Are you talking about the Olympics, or the strange multi-thread cat fight that has been happening on the board?

    203. lisab says:

      well, the woke us women’s olympic team won the gold against japan

      of course they did have 6 foot 9 inch brittney griner

      who wears size 17 male shoes

      and is, let’s just say, like any other man you might meet in the nba

    204. lisab says:

      of course as much as the woke people are celebrating the win of the women’s basketball team

      they are crying too because that win put the usa over china in the medal count

    205. lisab says:

      team usa’s women’s basketball, volleyball and soccer teams are quite the lollapalooza

      i haven’t seen this many lesbians in one place since provincetown’s single women weekend in 2012!

    206. lisab says:

      some of the brazillian volleyball players are wearing masks

    207. lisab says:

      its official, the usa topped china in the medal count

      although the women’s soccer team lost badly

    208. Country Dick Montana says:

      198 – “That was all I ever asked.”

      You declared victory and moved on. Again, your MO.

      All I ever asked is for you to explain to me how voting GOP at the Federal level will reduce spending, debt, and the size of out larger and larger, ever intrusive government. Something that you have yet to do.

      You love the gamesmanship aspect of politics, i.e. who wins, who loses, the strategy behind putting together a winning campaign. Your knowledge of that is considerable. I don’t think you give much thought to the consequences of who wins or loses, as the game will simply be played again every 2 to 4 years.

    209. jason says:

      I have stayed out of this argument because both sides have a point.

      wes is correct that Trump absolutely is at least partly to blame for runaway deficit spending.

      CDM is absolutely right that voting GOP will not reduce “spending, debt, and the size of a larger and larger ever intrusive government”.

    210. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason thinks both sides have a point. Seems dangerously close to analyzing issues.

    211. Bitterlaw says:

      Of course, Wes stated a fact and CDM expressed an opinion but it is a good first step for Jason to think critically.

    212. jason says:

      Seems dangerously close to analyzing issues.”

      Awwww…..

      Bitter feels lonely and wants company on the fence?

    213. jason says:

      There are two issues here.

      The first is whether Trump is at least partly responsible for uncontrolled spending. The answer is absolutely yes. It is a fact.

      The second is whether voting GOP has resulted in a reduction in the size of government. The answer is absolutely no. That is not an “opinion” it is also a fact.

    214. Bitterlaw says:

      Poor Jason. He finally thinks about something and feels embarrassed he was caught.

    215. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason is confusing “has not” and “will not.” Has not look backward and is a fact. Will not looks forward and is an opinion.

    216. jason says:

      Will not looks forward and is an opinion.”f

      Zzzz….

      “The second is whether voting GOP has resulted in a reduction in the size of government.:”

      Fact.

      Now if you want to make the argument that voting GOP in the future will reduce the size of government, pls state why you think that will happen.

      This should be good.

      You might start out by explaining how that will happen when a senator from deep red Louisiana is spouting Dem talking points on a 1.2 trillion boondoggle.

    217. jason says:

      Poor Jason. He finally thinks about something and feels embarrassed he was caught.”

      Poor Bitter.

      Wants company in “looking at it from all sides” so he never has to take a stand on anything.

    218. jason says:

      The sun will rise is in the East tomorrow is not really an opinion. Of course, there is a small chance the Earth will be destroyed by a gigantic meteor before that happens.

      The odds of the GOP actually reducing the size of government are about the same as the meteor strike.

    219. Phil says:

      Still waiting for a single Republican Senator to open his or her mouth about Biden completely throwing aside the Supreme Court decision on rent moratoriums and evictions. Crickets.

      Don’t worry, gang. The Thunes and Cassidys will save us.

      Suckers.

    220. jason says:

      Phil, did you look at it from all sides before you posted that?

      I mean, maybe if you thought about it a little more you could find some good reason why any GOP senator would not condemn that.

    221. Tgca says:

      I am glad Jadon has agreed with me that the GOP can’t be trusted with the gubbermint purse anymore than Dems. History has shown that to be true and it goes back decades that both sides have not made strides significant progress in curbing spending on their own.

      History repeats itself, and though it is possible to change it, it is not likely. Both parties will continue to spend like drunken sailors.

      To say something is not a fact because it hasn’t happened yet misses the point.

      It is not a proven fact that if we defund the police that crime will get worse because facts can’t be applied to the future, but does anyone deny that if we defund the police crime will worsen?

    222. Phil says:

      ….or maybe Kavanaugh will jump in and issue an injunction actually enforcing the Court’s decision.

      Naw.

      Aren’t you all glad we all went to bat for that guy during his confirmation? Another elitist Republican as useless as the elitist Republicans who barely confirmed him.

      Hey, I got an idea. Let’s all send some more $$ to the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee. Yeah, that’s the ticket. These guys are fighting for you, baby!!

      Cornyn and the gang sitting around in the cloakroom counting their campaign contributions from what they regard as the “rubes”. Laughing their collective asses off.

    223. Bitterlaw says:

      Walt has seen every sunrise since the Earth was formed but even he can’t guarantee it is coming up tomorrow.

    224. Tgca says:

      I think CDM and Wes both have their points but they are debating pass one another. It’s not that one is right over the other but they are nuancing and debating different points.

      I think CDM is correct in his overall assumption that the GOP politicians can’t be trusted on spending in the future. Vast spending bills originate in the House and it is those politicians and only those politicians that can control the spending. POTUS can push for spending but only Congress can ultimately deliver it for approval or not.

      This is not a debate of being technically correct, it is a debate about trust in politicians to do what they often claim and since they have failed to do so repeatedly in the past, it is not likely they will keep their promise on spending in the future either.

    225. Country Dick Montana says:

      “Wes stated a fact and CDM expressed an opinion”

      CDM

      168 – “pending bills start in Congress,” Fact
      185 – “They did not send a balanced budget for him to veto.” – Fact
      195 – “Trump was complicit in increasing the deficit by not vetoing spending bills.” – Fact

      While past is not prologue, I would say that given recent events and the lack of fortitude by the GOP, we aren’t going to see any changes soon. And yes, that is an opinion.

      Bitter, institutions are important to you. They provide safety and order, and when you believe in them you really don’t have to think real hard or accept that they may not be so good anymore. I love the ideals that are the US, not the Bureaucracy or even the elected officials. I feel the same way about organized religion. It is a construct of man not to worship God, but to keep an in power over others.

      One last thing, history shows again and again how nature points out the folly of men…oops, wrong thought.

      History shows that eventually when a large enough group of people believe that they have been wronged and the regular course of action is unavailable to them, they turn to alternate ways of expressing themselves. Ignoring where they can the law, low level criminality and in some cases violence. I hope that I am gone when or if it comes to that, but almost all independence movements are born of it.

    226. Gordon Allen says:

      The problem with vetoing spending bills is that there virtually are never any “spending bills” to veto.
      Congress has figured out that never passing any, but bundling them into Congressional Budget Resolutions just before Christmas, with government spending authority about to lapse( “shutdowns of government” makes them un veto able_. The Democrats then package higher domestic spending-which they want with higher defense spending(which we desperately need btw) the Republicans/Republican President wants, a deal is struck and the government stays open.
      Everybody’s hero here, Ronald Reagan, got sucked into this as well “signing” these bills.
      In fact one of these Resolutions contained the Boland Amendment prohibiting Aid to the Contras, violently opposed by Reagan, which almost got him impeached.
      There is no answer to this other than Congress actually passing spending bills separately before the end of the Fiscal Year, which can be vetoed.
      The chances of the Democrats and RINO toadies in Congress agreeing to do that are ZERO.
      The answer does not lie in the White House occupant.
      We absolutely need to modernize our military in the face of combined Russian/Chinese developments that are rapidly eclipsing our outdated capabilities. And before Wes goes on another ignorant anti Trump rant blaming him, Trump pushed and has numerous advanced systems in development
      to be fielded in the mid to late 2020’s( with continued funding.) But these take a decade plus to go from Research, Development, and then Production, and he needed both terms to see them into full scale production before he left.But mean tweets were more important to some.
      It is so obvious a need even the Democrat run Armed Services Committee voted to ADD 25 Billion to Biden’s Defense Budget(hardly ever happens).
      But pouring TRILLIONS into the Budget as Biden wants, as opposed to BILLIONS under Trump, will completely crowd out any hope for sustained military modernization. If the Republicans don’t pull out the stops to stop the INSANE 3-5 TRILLION request coming along, the Republican Party truly is useless and needs to become extinct, and be replaced.
      Things are on a knife’s edge in more ways than I can count, but the absolute complacency of the Republican “Leadership” so far is unbelievable.

      The need is so obviuous

    227. Tgca says:

      In my EXPERT opinion, I generally agree with CDM and Gordy in posts above.

      We are entering a period in the US not seen in our recent history where politicians are being aided by select powerful groups like Big Tech and the MSM to shut down dissent and compromise to achieve a goal which I believe is to solidify their continued power well into the future. They do this not only by trying to control the masses through their influence of access to their services but to indoctrinate them all simply for financial gain and power. This is like corporate fascism. It’s what we see in B sci-fi movies but now slowly becoming a reality.

      The fact that there are people in gubbermint and business suggesting we starve people from society – deny them the ability to use basic services or move about freely if they don’t comply – or threaten to jail them is very concerning.

      How is this any different than rounding people up and putting them in Jewish ghettos or Japanese concentration camps that we’ve seen gubbermint do in the past?

    228. jason says:

      Bitter, institutions are important to you. They provide safety and order, and when you believe in them you really don’t have to think real hard or accept that they may not be so good anymore.”

      CDM, Bitter thought long and hard and looked at it from all sides before deciding he doesn’t have to think real hard.

      It is just easier to believe all this will go away with the next election because in the past there was alternating power, because understanding that the changes the Dems are trying to implement are designed to be permanent requires more than (deep) wishful thinking.

      I personally don’t think the Sergeant Schultz approach reflects any deep thinking.

    229. SoHope says:

      NC’s 10th largest county has had a Democrat sheriff for 16 years. He just left the democratic party and is announced he isnt running for reelection.

      https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/gaston-county-sheriff-leave-democratic-party-will-not-seek-re-election/2V7AA5PNMRHFHHGGIX562JO424/?outputType=amp

    230. jason says:

      “We are entering a period in the US not seen in our recent history where politicians are being aided by select powerful groups like Big Tech and the MSM to shut down dissent and compromise to achieve a goal which I believe is to solidify their continued power well into the future. They do this not only by trying to control the masses through their influence of access to their services but to indoctrinate them all simply for financial gain and power. This is like corporate fascism. It’s what we see in B sci-fi movies but now slowly becoming a reality.

      The fact that there are people in gubbermint and business suggesting we starve people from society – deny them the ability to use basic services or move about freely if they don’t comply – or threaten to jail them is very concerning.”

      Don’t worry. It will all go away if you vote for the GOP in the next election.

    231. Wes says:

      You just can’t help yourself, CDM?

      You literally did the thing I was trying to get you to do. What else was I supposed to do?

      Now because you’re asshurt because you had to admit Donald Trump was part of the spending problem in Washington, you have to restart a fight that had already ended.

      Goddamn, man.

      Get over it.

    232. jason says:

      “As of Aug 7, 2021, $52.1 million has been raised specifically for the recall election.

      Supporters of the recall have raised approximately $5.3 million and opponents have raised about $46.9 million.”

    233. jason says:

      The AFL-CIO is spending bigtime to save Newsome.

      But heck the AFL-CIO conservatives here love their agenda.

    234. lisab says:

      MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin removed a large boulder from its Madison campus on Friday at the request of minority students who view the rock as a symbol of racism.

    235. lisab says:

      i’d just like to say that i want no part of all these racist rocks you republicans have strewn around all over the place

      and don’t get me started on the sand

    236. SoHope says:

      Show me on this doll where that racist rock oppressed you

    237. Bitterlaw says:

      Zzzzzzzzz. I love when people tell me they know what I think. They don’t.

      What is hilarious is that Jason, without thinking, knows everything that is wrong with the country. He details every thing that is wrong. He then boldly proclaims with absolute certainty that he will do….nothing. A true Profile in Courage.

    238. Bitterlaw says:

      I rank Reagan as a Top 5 President. I wish that he had done a better job at controlling domestic spending. I supported the spending on the military. I don’t excuse him for signing budget bills. The length to which people go to excuse Trump for signing spending bills is extraordinary. Maybe he did have a zombie hand signing the bills.

    239. Country Dick Montana says:

      Wes, you are the one that needs to give it a rest. Either you believe that voting GOP will result in a smaller government and less spending or you don’t. If you don’t believe it then what is the point. We will agree to disagree on the rest.

    240. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      If you don’t like the weather, pay to change it. Three Las Vegas tv stations participanted in the scheme:

      “We have it on the very best authority that in the early 1990s, at least one well-known Laughlin casino paid Las Vegas TV stations to report a temperature lower than it actually was in Laughlin to keep potential visitors from baulking at the extreme heat.”

      They reported the heat as 10 degrees lower.

    241. Wes says:

      It’s all right, CDM. You hated having to criticize Trump in any way even if the process was like a tooth extraction. It’s all over now.

      Get over it and move on.

    242. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Israel vaccination statistics:

      5.8 population
      5.3 vaccinated
      422,316 had 3rd booster vaccine

      Despite high vaccination rate; the situation is described as grim:

      “The moderate measures, which also were adopted late, were replaced by warnings about a fourth wave, horror scenarios of thousands of seriously ill and talk of a definite lockdown during the Jewish religious festivals in September – a lockdown that would last for six to eight weeks.”

    243. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      246. One assumption that perhaps can be made is genetically engineered viruses may act differently than other viruses, particularly if “gain of function” manipulation has taken place to make them more virulent.

    244. Tgca says:

      SDC

      I’ll repost this from yesterday. It’s very telling.

      Prime Minister Boris Johnson contradicts numerous leaders throughout the world by speaking the truth as uncomfortable as it is to say, though not economically sustainable.

      It’s very very important for everyone to understand that reductions … in infections, hospitalizations, and deaths has not been achieved by the vaccination program…it’s the lockdown that’s overwhelmingly important in delivering the improvement.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/boris-johnson-credits-the-lockdown-not-the-vax/

    245. Tgca says:

      Even with the vax you can still both get Covid and transmit Covid to others, as I’ve recently seen with people I know who were fully vax. The vax reduces the risk of severity like hospitalization and death but it does not reduce transmission.

      The fact that all these folks got the vax does not mean they can’t transmit it to those who did not get the vax.

      We keep hearing about the concerns that the unvax potentially infecting the vax folks but you don’t hear the concerns about the vax folks infecting the unvax.

      People like me who are not vaccinated take great care to avoid crowded environments. However, those vax go on about there business without such care believing the vax means they will neither get Covid or transmit so it is likely I could be infected by a vax person whether I get the vax or not if I’m surrounded by many vax folks.

      It’s like the flu vax, you can still be exposed to it by others who got the flu vax.

    246. Tgca says:

      …and lastly on this, the studies coming now throughout the world are showing the vax is not as effective as originally believed, hence, the reason vax are getting Covid and transmitting it to others as well. Some studies are showing folks are losing immunity faster than expected, down to 50% to 60% in some cases, hence, the push for more booster vax without knowing the long-term impact.

      One could make the argument that just as the vax have the right not to be infected by the unvax, everyone has the right not to be infected by the vax who go out and about as if there is no transmission risk.

      As Boris Johnson said, the only way to really reduce the risk is to lock all down again though I don’t agree with that.

      But in theory, we could argue if the vax did not go out and about as they are doing, there would be less transmission as well.

      Do there is also an argument to be made that perhaps the vax are also spreading this further and it doesn’t matter if it’s by 10% or 50%, they are spreading it to both vax and unvax folks.

    247. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      It’s nice to get an honest comment from Boris Johnson. They are being very candid about the actual situation in Israel as well.

      We are stuck with Fauci’s continually changing narratives and recommendations, accompanied by the confused ramblings of the current occupant of the White House. Often Fauci’s actions seem to be motivated by an attempt to cover his tracks; he knows a lot more about the origins of this virus than he admits.

    248. lisab says:

      the woke are very upset today

      the official medal count is in

      and the usa trumped china

      39 to 38 gold medals!

    249. Tgca says:

      251. SDC

      Agreed! I think Israel is an example where you would expect to get what would normally be herd immunity levels with the amount they vaxed but they still haven’t got herd immunity which tells us this virus is tricky and whether you’re vaxed or not, it appears you can both get it and transmit it.

      Luckily, the survival rate is astronomically high but I’m not sure these vaxes will be the final solution to Covid. It may take more studies and years to learn what we don’t know.

      Let’s just hope these vaxes don’t have any long-term effect because compared to other vaxes over the years, these vaxes have had significantly higher complications with side effects and deaths.

    250. Tgca says:

      252

      China would be leading the US in gold medals if they allowed a virus event. Clearly, the Chinese virus would dominate the competition.

    251. Bitterlaw says:

      Where is our HHR physician? He warned us that COVID was going to keep going. I hope he is ok.

    252. lisab says:

      too bad the losing Chinese athletes and their families are all dead now

    253. jason says:

      What is hilarious is that Jason, without thinking, knows everything that is wrong with the country. He details every thing that is wrong. He then boldly proclaims with absolute certainty that he will do….nothing. A true Profile in Courage”

      What is hilarious is that Bitter, without thinking, knows nothing is wrong with the country. Then he details that he will continued doing the same thing over and over because nothing is wrong.
      A True Profile in the Ostrich Syndrome.

    254. Tgca says:

      UK epidemiologist Dr. Ferguson, the UKs equivalent to the US Dr. Fow-chee who led the effort for a UK lockdown and who was later forced to resign from their medical task force due to personally violating lockdowns for his gal pal while fear-mongering the rest of the UK about the need for a lockdown due to his failed predictions that were over 500% off, predicted a month ago about 200,000 infections daily if lockdowns were not done when it only came in at 1/10th of that, now admits his model was wrong but blames it on the soccer fans for which he was modeling the behavior from, and now predicts the virus will decrease substantially by fall and we will just learn to live with it from here on in.

      The gross incompetence of this guy and Dr. Fow-chee has destroyed their credibility, as well as devastated economies and led to a host of other medical issues exploding and not addressed timely due to their fear mongering and misleading leaders about what was necessary.

      https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/08/08/professor-lockdown-admits-doomsday-predictions-were-off/

    255. Country Dick Montana says:

      Debating Wes is like debating Vicini. Same general logic. Same general results.

    256. Wes says:

      I see you’re still upset because I wouldn’t let you get away with blaming everyone in the Republican Party other than Trump for runaway spending, CDM. Well, the Eagles have some advice for you:

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8eVtbXaGO8E

    257. Bitterlaw says:

      What is hilarious is that Bitter, without thinking, knows nothing is wrong with the country.

      Zzzzzzzzzzz. Not only does jason avoid thinking, he avoids reading my actual posts. Things he ignores:

      I said repeatedly that CRT and cancel culture are the most dangerous threat to America and even more dangerous that the extremely dangerous Democrats’ proposed voting changes.

      I said repeatedly, including on this this thread, that the MSM is entirely against the GOP except for a few Republicans who serve their purposes.

      I NEVER said that everything wrong with the country will be fixed in the next election.

    258. Bitterlaw says:

      If Wes was more conciliatory, he would have gone with this Eagles’ song.

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4v8KEbQA8kw

    259. Bitterlaw says:

      Wow. On Naked and Afraid, they caught a fish big enough to eat in a fish trap. A rare feat, indeed.

    260. jason says:

      I can’t watch Wicked Tuna and Naked and Afraid at the same time.

      I am sure in Radnor they have the technology solved for that.

    261. Bitterlaw says:

      Watch one and record the other OR just switch back and forth. They really are not that action-packed.

      RIP, Bobby Bowden.

    262. Bitterlaw says:

      My son told me he likes Sheetz better than Wawa. My daughter just increased her inheritance without even trying.

    263. jason says:

      Don’t be so hard on him.

      Maybe the tofu-barley husk-quinoa burgers don’t agree with him.

    264. jason says:

      Bitter’s worst nightmare.

      His son would rather be deplorable than woke.

    265. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “The latest Florida Chamber statewide poll shows likely Florida voters overwhelmingly support Governor Ron DeSantis with a strong job approval rating of 54%, receiving 87% support from Republicans and 52% from NPA’s.”

      Looks like the liberal media and Biden failed in their attempt to smear DiSantis.

    266. Bitterlaw says:

      Have you ever been to Wawa? The headquarters is in Delaware County a/k/ Delco. Delco is the center of deplorable in the Philadelphia suburbs. Your caricature that it is somehow like a Starbucks on the Upper West Side of Manhattan is absurd. There is nothing elitist about a hoagie.

    267. Bitterlaw says:

      Maybe Jason can point to this doll and show where the Wawa menu hurt him.

      https://www.wawa.com/fresh-food

    268. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      250. “In the U.K., Public Health England released a report that found 26 out of 73 deaths caused by the delta variant occurred in fully vaccinated people from June 8 to June 14.”

      Can see why Boris Johnson made his comments.

    269. jason says:

      Ma, that night bait is really good.

    270. jason says:

      Can see why Boris Johnson made his comments.”

      73 deaths in a week?

      Zzzzzz…..

    271. jason says:

      Boris Johnson is the Mitt Romney of the UK.

    272. lisab says:

      what if we agree to covid picture id passports

      but … you have to show them to vote

    273. Tgca says:

      This is heart-breaking. The scum that shot the two cops in Chicago ambush style, in which the one officer, Ella French, just 29, passed away, had just returned from maternity leave so she leaves a newborn baby behind.

      When will this madness stop? Where are these woke companies and celebrities now?

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/photo-of-police-officer-ella-french-murdered-by-democrats-last-night-in-chicago/

    274. Wes says:

      Tg, I just watched RiffTrax make fun of Plan 9 from Outer Space. The jokes were hilarious.

    275. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Plan Nine from Outer Space was a great movie. If you watch closely you will see similarities to the Biden administration.

    276. Wes says:

      Apparently I’m an insomniac. I just finished watching a movie I wanted to like more than I ultimately did: Apotheosis (2018).

      I like the style of the movie. It makes effective use of camera angles and lighting and gives us excellent performances out of the leads. It’s structured like a novel with eight chapters dividing the action.

      The first four chapters of the movie are the strongest part with extensive time given to character development and showing us a believable relationship between two flawed individuals. In this half, the languid pacing gives us a chance to know the characters and become invested in them. When the female lead dies mysteriously at the end of Chapter 4, the movie gives a sense of a major occurrence in the narrative.

      Unfortunately the near-perfect setup quickly comes undone in the second half. The somewhat intrusive narration and flashbacks of the first half become more prominent in the second half. The male lead’s life spirals out of control as he comes under suspicion for his girlfriend’s murder. Then the movie fails to pay off anything satisfyingly. Events shown directly contradict each other as we, the audience, begin to wonder what’s real or imagined. This could be interesting, but the effect is a directionless cacophony of images and scenes that ultimately add up to nothing, tell us nothing, and in the end make little–if any–sense. We don’t even get remotely satisfying payoff as the movie just ends with no attempt to tell us what direction the film intended to take.

      If I could grade it based on the first half alone, I’d easily give it a five-star review. Unfortunately I have to grade it based on all right chapters and say what could have been a great movie was ultimately just above average.

    277. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Liberals swoon over Iceland, it has about a 90% vaccination rate, and it was claimed that the epidemic was all but ended.

      Now reality hit with a thud – raging virus; talk of seeking herd immunity without new lockdown:

      @AlexBerenson
      1/ Stunning news from Iceland – among the world’s most vaccinated countries – today.

      “Facing a huge new #Covid outbreak that translates into ~100,000 new US cases a day, the country’s chief epidemiologist now says natural infection is the only way to reach herd immunity.”

    278. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      281. @AlexBerenson
      2/ And he is not going to propose more lockdowns or widespread boosters. They do want to vaccinate teens but they are getting pushback. From an Icelandic reader (as you can see, the articles back him).

      Put Iceland on Team Reality. Virus gonna virus.

    279. jason says:

      I wasn’t invited. It’s ok, that food doesn’t look that good anyway.

      https://nypost.com/2021/08/08/dj-posts-pics-of-obamas-birthday-party-before-being-forced-to-delete-them/

    280. jason says:

      There is nothing elitist about a hoagie”

      Here in deplorable land it is called a sub.

    281. jason says:

      “A NYT reporter on CNN justifying Obama’s huge maskless birthday bash because he only invited “a sophisticated, vaccinated crowd”

      Sniff… now I know why I wasn’t invited.

      Of course, Radnor residents like Bitter would qualify.

    282. jason says:

      Bernie Madoff’s last days…

      “It was just before midnight on April 6 when the nurse’s station at the federal prison hospital in Butner, N.C. received a call about an inmate screaming for help.

      When a nurse arrived at cell 5420D she looked in and saw Bernie Madoff sitting on the side of his bed staring down at the ground and wiggling his left foot. He then screamed: “Help! I hate this f***ing place!”

      The nurse told him to stop yelling as he was disturbing other inmates, to which the man behind the biggest Ponzi scheme in history replied: “F**k them!”

    283. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason – I already denied your request to make Madonna an Honorary A-hole.

    284. Tgca says:

      275.

      Boris Johnson may be an a$$ but at least he came clean on the Covid BS where others are still lying and trying to fool people if everyone gets vaccinated then this will go away. It won’t or doesn’t appear to anytime soon.

      As SDC posted in 281 about Iceland, and as we’ve seen elsewhere, people with vax may not be dying at the rate of those unhealthy non-vax but we know the vax is not all it was made out to be and that vax folks can spread the infection to both vax and nonvax in which both cases serious illness or death can occur depending in individual morbidity.

      Again, this is an experimental emergency use vax and that’s fine but it is not meant to solve the problem as people think it was because of continuing to be misled.

    285. Tgca says:

      287

      Now Madonna is truly someone who deserves the title of skank, slut and every other derogatory term one can think of a selfish, self-centered, conceited, trampy, immature, narcissistic stoopid person with little values.

    286. Tgca says:

      287

      …and I would say similar about Bernie Maddoff too!

      …but throw in some male derogatory terms too.

    287. Bitterlaw says:

      The hoagie was originally made by Italian immigrants working in shipyards. Hardly the elitist sandwich Jason claims.

    288. Tgca says:

      Dr. Fow-Chee has gone full fascist now. There is no doubt that Dr. “Give Me My 15+ Minutes of Fame Forever” is all in on forcing mandates which is the equivalent of shutting these people out of society until they comply with his draconian view of the world on an emergency vax with serious concerns for many on a disease that is deadly only in minute % of extreme situations for those with certain medical issues only.

      Once this door is opened than fly shots and other mandates are just a matter of time.

      And I strongly support that. The time has come and we’ve got to go the extra step to get people vaccinated. You want to persuade them, that’s good. And I believe that some people, on their own, once it gets approved as a full approval will go ahead and get vaccinated. But for those who do not want it, I believe mandates at the local level need to be done.”

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/fauci-goes-full-fascist/

    289. Cash Cow TM says:

      AAs it has become tiresome to report how many COVID related stories DRUDGE daily puts up, Cow will only post the number if the COVID stories falls below 20.

      No, today is not one of those days…

    290. Cash Cow TM says:

      I also am saddened that my attempt to get a debate started on HHR a couple days ago about the Civil War failed miserably.

      And we have lots of Sheetz, but no WaWa.
      ********************************************
      “Get your Sheetz together. Shop Sheetz!”

    291. jason says:

      The hoagie was originally made by Italian immigrants working in shipyards. Hardly the elitist sandwich Jason claims.”

      The hoagie is not elitist. Only calling a sub a hoagie is.

      “Does Philly say hoagie or sub?
      A hoagie is called a sub in many other parts of the country, but not in Philly- and especially not at Wawa (not just your normal gas station) where during the summer Hoagiefest lasts for over two months.”

      Hoagiefest? Zzzzzzz….

      Actually, there are not only subs and hoagies, there are also grinders, heroes, torpedoes, poorboys…

    292. jason says:

      Jason – I already denied your request to make Madonna an Honorary A-hole.”

      Dang, when was that, after a 5 martini lunch?

    293. Bitterlaw says:

      In 287, Madoff was autocorrected to Madonna. I should have caught that. GFY anyway.

    294. Bitterlaw says:

      Cash Cow – I responded to your proposal to break up the US. I said it was absurd.

    295. Tgca says:

      Twee Hundwid bishes!

      Twee Hundwid I thay!

    296. jason says:

      So here is a question.

      Would you accept a life of incredible luxury for 30 years, 40 million dollar penthouse on Central Park, 20 million dollar yacht, estate in Palm Beach, apartment in Paris, respect, adulation, prestige knowing the next 10 years you would be languishing in jail sick and alone?

      Forget about his son’s suicide and the damage he did to thousands of people, just assume you are single and your crime did not involve stealing from investors.

      Would you accept the trade?

    297. Bitterlaw says:

      No.

      Are you telling me that my investment in llama farm franchises is about to go under?

    298. NYCmike says:

      “Would you accept the trade?”

      -No.

      Just got back from a week in Maine. It was wonderful. My wife is great, and happy, and my son is a good person getting ready to go away to college.

      Call me George Bailey if you want, but I’ll take hard, honest work, a loving family, and my pack of lifelong friends over the promises of luxury, adulation based on supposed investment prowess and the ability to accumulate THINGS that you can’t take with you when you depart this Earth.

      Cheers.

      Oh, CDM was right about federal spending. And he didn’t give Trump a pass whatsoever.

    299. Bitterlaw says:

      NYC – Congratulations to your son. Exciting time.

    300. Cash Cow TM says:

      “Cash Cow – I responded to your proposal to break up the US. I said it was absurd.”
      **************************************
      I know, Bitter.
      But I was unable to lure in others…

    301. Cash Cow TM says:

      I just got back from the Obama birthday bash at Martha’s Vineyard. Cow was one of the 700 invited.

      But I doubt I will be invited back.
      As a prank, I sneaked in Obama’s bedroom, pulled back the sheets and dropped a load.
      ******************************************
      I rode my motorcycle up there.
      It is a COW-asockie.

    302. NYCmike says:

      Thanks, Bitterlaw.

      I pray his sense of urgency catches up with the excitement of the time!!

    303. NYCmike says:

      Ca$h Cow,

      Be careful with those jokes, just in case Walt’s government connections get that legislation through the WV legislature which will allow four-legged creatures to serve in that body…….they may come back to soil your reputation and foil your bid for election!

    304. Bitterlaw says:

      Breaking News – OJ has not found the real killer of Ron and Nicole yet. However, he did find who signed all the spending bills against Trump’s wishes.

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OiNYr-5tyfU

    305. NYCmike says:

      https://sports.yahoo.com/sorry-america-chinas-leading-the-real-olympic-medal-count-081228981.html

      Did anyone last week mention this article written by Dan Wentzel of Yahoo Sports?

      I have not seen a new article where he touts the US getting the most Gold medals……..unless he is using the CCP’s numbers, which add the totals for Taiwan to the China totals, which gives them the lead in Gold…..

    306. NYCmike says:

      “However, he did find who signed all the spending bills against Trump’s wishes.”

      -Trump signed them, and he has been correctly called out for it!

      OJ, meanwhile, refuses to ever go to Los Angeles again, as he is worried the real killer will go after him.

    307. lisab says:

      which add the totals for Taiwan to the China totals, which gives them the lead in Gold
      ——————————————–

      well apart from taiwan not being part of mainland china …

      taiwan only got two golds, which you might think would give china the lead

      except puerto rico also got a gold

      so we still WIN!!!!!

      kiss woke athlete ass china!

    308. Tgca says:

      Oh my Gawd! You got to hear this.

      I’ve been called worse by Wes.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/how-to-greet-deblasio-profanity-warning/

    309. NYCmike says:

      https://www.cbsnews.com/news/january-6-capitol-riot-capitol-police-field-offices-florida-california/

      -As jason would say…..”Normal.”

      Makes sense to stay home and NOT VOTE in federal elections……..

    310. Wes says:

      Hey, Tg, have you ever watched American Werewolf in London before?

      I’d forgotten just how well it balances humor and comedy till I watched it this morning. Unfortunately John Landis would become a scumbag whose flagrant disregard of basic safety protocols would cost three of his actors–two of them kids–their lives just over a year later, but he’s in top form here.

      Of course I have to admit to some bias toward a film a gorgeous twenty-something Jenny Agutter (Logan’s Run) was in, but I really liked the movie with all its surreal imagery and deadpan comedy juxtaposed with the hero’s slow-burning change. Rick Baker gave great special effects as always.

    311. lisab says:

      cuomo sexually harassed me

      he once said to me,

      “I think naturally my orientation is from my father.”

      i was in shock … i said nothing at the time, but now we must stick together and come forward

      (i’ll take my settlement in 100’s please)

    312. Wes says:

      I love seeing liberals getting the #MeToo treatment, Lisa. They’re the biggest hypocrites on the planet, claiming to oppose sexual harassment and assault while frequently engaging in it themselves. I would love to see Biden suffer for this kind of thing eventually. He’s one of the worst offenders, but the Left consistently gave him a pass because the Orange Man was bad.

    313. Tgca says:

      317. Wes

      Of course! I’ve seen American Werewolf in London a few times over the years. It’s a classic though a bit dated in sine parts due to early 80s culture.

      It reminds me of the same horror-comedy theme in Lost Boys, Fright Night, Evil Dead series and later in the Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and World’s End movies…I absolutely love Hot Fuzz and think it was creative genius.

    314. Tgca says:

      317

      Logan’s Run was a good movie too though a bit dated. I thought it told an interesting sci-fi story without all the ridiculousness many sci-fi movies of the 50s through early 70s focused on.

      It had a little known Farrah Fawcett in a supporting role with her Farrah hair do that would sweep the nation just months later when she became a household name in Charlie’s Angels. I think the TV series and movie were released like 4 months apart.

    315. lisab says:

      I love seeing liberals getting the #MeToo treatment, Lisa.
      ————–

      most of those who have lost their jobs are actually democrats

      please don’t say liberals … a real liberal would not sexually abuse someone, it is a violation of individual rights, which is a cornerstone of liberalism

    316. Wes says:

      You of course know I was referring to liberalism in contemporary American parlance, Lisa.

    317. Wes says:

      Well, Tg, Logan’s Run was based on a book that’s even darker than the movie (if you can believe that). It and THX-1138 (George Lucas’ first movie) are two excellent low-budget post apocalyptic thrillers from the ’70s.

    318. Bitterlaw says:

      I watched the Logan’s Run tv show. That puts me in pretty rare company.

      Shaun of the Dead is one of my favorite movies.

    319. Gordon Allen says:

      I keep hearing about all the spending bill(s) trump signed. You mean the “don’t shut the government down bills” more accurately.
      Funny. I remember many here saying how politically stupid it would be to shut the government down over 10-20 Billion Dollars. Was that another site, not this one??

    320. NYCmike says:

      Gordon,

      Exactly!

      The same people that say Trump was the real problem in regard to spending, as opposed to only the last part of the problem, are the same exact ones who say “You can’t shut down the government!” when the inevitable omnibus sh*tshow emerges from Congress.

    321. lisab says:

      You of course know I was referring to liberalism in contemporary American parlance,
      ———————–

      i do

      and

      we should not equate leftists and marxists with liberals, they are anything but liberals

    322. Wes says:

      Who said Trump was the real problem regarding spending, Mikey?

      I know when I was debating CDM, I personally didn’t. In fact, I explicitly said Trump and Republicans in Congress were both to blame.

    323. Gordon Allen says:

      BTW unless I’m reading the graphs wrong from CBO 1977-2021 non defense discretionary spending increased at a faster rate during the 1980’s under Reagan than they did 2017-2021 under Trump. Just saying.
      Also, the % of total spending allocated to total discretionary spending vis a vis “mandatory spending” has steadily decreased. Signing Budget bills, or not,has virtually nothing to do with “spending”; it’s the autopilot of entitlement spending that is the cause of the problem, and only Congress can change that.
      This is clearly true until now. The avalanche of spending proposed by Biden IS through the appropriation process(3.5-5 TRILLION dollars.
      But gosh,. no mean treats. Aren’t we lucky.
      So Wes and Bitterlaw are yet again hitting a straw man named Trump as is their reflex, even though they voted for him)smiley face)
      And yes I support Trump picking up the Defense portion of discretionary spending faster than non defense discretionary spending which were relatively moderate.And one reason the Left hated Trump.

    324. Bitterlaw says:

      The relentless and absurd attempt to make Trump equal to or greater than Reagan continues.

    325. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @Rasmussen_Poll
      “Should people be required to show proof they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 before going to indoor public places like restaurants, gyms and theaters?”

      “YES”
      White – 43%
      Black – 50%
      Oth Non-White – 43%
      Dem – 65%
      Unaffil – 36%
      GOP – 29%
      All Adults – 44%

    326. Wes says:

      Of course if non-defense discretionary spending increased a slower rate under Trump than under Reagan, what was CDM complaining about?

      You can’t have it both ways. If some semblance of fiscal responsibility is something laudable for the GOP, then in a situation where Republicans control everything, both the President and Congress get credit. Conversely, if spending is out of control under such circumstances, both are to blame.

      It’s simply impossible to divorce one from the other. The irresponsible yellow journalism prevalent on here in an attempt to canonize Trump while demonizing Congress when the two work hand in hand is really a sight to behold.

    327. Phil says:

      Overspending will never cease. The balanced budget battle was lost ages ago.

      Concentrate on the issues which are presently killing this country – completely open borders, rampant crime, leftist indoctrination in our K-12 schools. If you don’t solve those spending doesn’t mean aquat.

    328. Tgca says:

      Hot Fuzz was the funniest in the franchise of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and World End’s movies starring Simon Pegg, who I think is very funny in an English comedy sort of fashion.

      Paul was also a movie he did with his cohort Nick Frost who starred in the 1st three movies though I thought Paul was more blatantly obnoxious than funny.

      I laughed so hard at certain parts of Hot Fuzz and was in tears with an aching stomach. I remember when I found this gem and many Americans had not seen it yet.

    329. NYCmike says:

      “I know when I was debating CDM, I personally didn’t. In fact, I explicitly said Trump and Republicans in Congress were both to blame.”

      -As usual, the one point you miss and repeatedly ignore is that Congress is in charge of the $$$ amounts for the budget.

      If the Republican Congress had been more thrifty. then Trump would have had to make a choice – go with their budget, or veto and demand more spending, at which time the question would be answered – that Trump is more responsible for higher spending.

      The Republican Congress did NOT give us the chance to find out……they acted like Democrats, just on a smaller scale, like CDM said.

      Of course, I disagree with CDM in that I still see some value in Republicans holding power over Democrats in federal offices.

    330. NYCmike says:

      ” If you don’t solve those spending doesn’t mean aquat.”

      -Unfortunately, Phil is correct. Spending is probably the last issue to be tackled……unless we get tackled by the deficit first.

    331. Bitterlaw says:

      I did not usually laugh out loud during many movies. I did repeatedly during This is the End.

    332. Tgca says:

      338

      This is the End or The World Ends?

      I enjoyed both and own a copy of the latter.

      This is the End is obnoxiously funny and definitely a guy movie. The scene with Channing Tatum is hilarious.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1O6uSQl200

    333. Wes says:

      You’re not really aware of how things work in Washington, are you, Mikey?

      The President is not a disinterested party in it. He negotiates with Congress–especially a Congress of the same party–and the two sides reach a mutually agreeable deal.

      Then Congress passes the bill, and the President signs it.

      You’re still trying to pretend Trump had no part in anything when his signature was on the bills. It doesn’t work that way.

    334. Tgca says:

      I think Rand Paul gave a very articulate and well-reasoned response on the Covid mandates, and he threatens to stall all Senate bills with anti-mandate legislation and calling for defunding those departments that try to mandate vax.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/rand-paul-i-choose-freedom/

    335. Wes says:

      I just looked Hot Fuzz up, Tg. I actually have seen the movie though I didn’t know the title when I saw it. It definitely is hilarious.

    336. Wes says:

      I saw This Is the End twice in the theaters. I remember enjoying it mostly because of Danny McBride.

      Now I wish I hadn’t seen it since according to Seth Rogen, since I don’t agree with his radical left-wing politics, I need to stop “watching [his] f*cking movies.”

    337. Tgca says:

      342. Wes

      Hot Fuzz is I believe 2nd in this weird trilogy with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, I think same director too. I thought Hot Fuzz was best of the three although all three were very good. I think maybe Shaun of Dead and Worlds End are pretty tied for 2nd.

      I think English and American humor can be very different in movies and often both are irreverent in different ways.

      Reminds me of the Benny Hill re-runs I watched as a kid which I thought were hysterical but you could probably not do today.

    338. Tgca says:

      343. Wes

      I was never a big Seth Rogan fan. I think he was the least appealing of the main characters in this movie.

      I thought This is the End was funny because it poked fun at Hollywood and their narcissism. I think it’s funny when Rihanna gets eaten up by the Hell sinkhole. They did not care who they poked fun at. No one was spared.

      …and the Emma Watson scene about where she mistakenly over hears them and thinks they’re planning to rape her you could probably not get away with today. Rape is clearly not funny but the way they portrayed looking out for her and she mistakes it otherwise is classically funny.

    339. Tgca says:

      This is where I think there are differences in men and women in our culture. Many guys would find these movies hilarious where often females might not find it as appealing.

      It’s like The Notebook. Many women love this and romantic comedies like Maid in Manhattan, where most guys who do not identify as LGBTQIA2S+ and the related 68+ genders would rather watch sine of these movies referenced here today.

    340. NYCmike says:

      “You’re not really aware of how things work in Washington, are you, Mikey?”

      -You have got to be kidding me!

      Paul Ryan and McConnell didn’t give 2 rats arses for what Trump had to say in 2017. They passed what they wanted to pass and sent it to Trump, who was still trying to get his own team in place.

      If you think otherwise, you are not as bright as you proclaim to be.

    341. Tgca says:

      I also like the Rapture scene in This is the End because I have a slight obsession with religion and apocalypse themes.

      Years ago, I collected and read the entire LeHaye-Jenkins Left Behind series, like 13 books over 12 years. It wasn’t great writing but the concept and storytelling with religious believes around the apocalypse were interesting…just like I enjoy reading about nephilim.

    342. NYCmike says:

      You guys watch a lot of movies!

    343. Tgca says:

      349. NYC

      Not really.

      Between my DVD and Blu-ray collection, and digital movies on Amazon, I’m approaching only 600 movies in my collection.

      Hardly something to brag about. Before I downsized, I had nearly 3 times that many books in my library.

    344. Tgca says:

      SOD Austin to mandate all military personnel to be vaxed by 9/15. Refusal to take the vax can be treated as refusal of an order and subject to court martial.

      Not sure how many will refuse but if 10% of military personnel refused, you’re going to court martial tens of thousands of folks?

      Good luck with that prosecuting them and troop morale.

      https://nationalfile.com/breaking-biden-regime-to-mandate-vaccine-for-all-military-personnel-by-sept-15-refusal-is-grounds-for-court-martial/

    345. Wes says:

      NYCmike says:
      August 9, 2021 at 4:38 pm
      “You’re not really aware of how things work in Washington, are you, Mikey?”

      -You have got to be kidding me!

      Paul Ryan and McConnell didn’t give 2 rats arses for what Trump had to say in 2017. They passed what they wanted to pass and sent it to Trump, who was still trying to get his own team in place.

      If you think otherwise, you are not as bright as you proclaim to be.

      You really are an absolute moron, Mikey. Did you forget Trump’s infamous Twitter account, which he used to attack literally anyone and everyone who even slightly disagreed with him?

      More importantly for a political observer, your ignorance of how bills pass in Washington is both hilarious and appalling.

    346. Wes says:

      I’m an avid cinephile and bibliophile, Mikey.

    347. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Will Mr. Wissing post this just-released Florida Chamber of Commerce Poll showing Ron DeSantis (R) with a comfortable lead in next year’s FL Governor’s Race?
      Maybe Wissing truly believes the veracity of the St. Pete Polls, which he posted at lightening speed!

      https://www.flchamber.com/new-florida-chamber-statewide-poll-shows-strong-confidence-in-local-business-and-governor-ron-desantis-strongly-positioned-for-2022/

    348. NYCmike says:

      “Did you forget Trump’s infamous Twitter account, which he used to attack literally anyone and everyone who even slightly disagreed with him?”

      -Wes,

      Maybe because I am a New Yorker, and have seen the Trump act since my pre-teen days, but if Ryan & McConnell could get to their respective positions yet still be intimidated into action because of Trump’s Twitter, then this country is in worse shape than even Phil could imagine!

      I am appalled that you would even use that as an excuse!

      The fact that you would accept such timid leaders on your chosen side of elected officials is alarming!

      A Twitter feed?! Are you f*ck*ng kidding me!?!?

    349. Wes says:

      When did Dr. Zaius lobotomize you, Mikey?

      I wasn’t saying Trump intimidated McConnell and Ryan into passing his legislative priorities. I was saying if Trump didn’t get what he wanted in legislative negotiations we would have known about it because he would have blasted it on Twitter, and all his supporters would have been caterwauling about how McConnell and Ryan were traitors showing no loyalty to Trump.

      How do you even know how to breathe being so stupid?

    350. Country Dick Montana says:

      Aww, you guys kept the debate going.

      You’re welcome.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrENha7E1xc

    351. Country Dick Montana says:

      And especially for Wes today and forever.

      https://existentialcomics.com/

    352. lisab says:

      not really following the argument

      but paul ryan did not want to help trump in any way

      he pretty much totally undermined trump in order to follow a more mitt romney course

    353. jason says:

      Bitterlaw says:
      August 9, 2021 at 3:24 pm

      The relentless and absurd attempt to make Trump equal to or greater than Reagan continues.”

      And the epic fail of that effort continues too.

    354. jason says:

      I can see NYC is still pretending Trump had nothing to do with deficit spending because he “only signed” the bills.

      Let’s get real. Trump signed them because he was never a small government proponent. NYC should know that if he has seen “Trump since his pre-teen days”. Trump, not only was a Democrat, was also a classic crony capitalist.

      The fact is Trump was entirely comfortable with deficit spending.

      He is on record as saying if the government runs out of money, you can just print more.

      “Donald Trump declared Monday the U.S. never has to default on debt “because you print the money,” while trying to clarify his strategy for managing the national debt”

      He also repeated his claim that he is “the king of debt.”

      “I understand debt better than probably anybody. I know how to deal with debt very well. I love debt – but you know, debt is tricky and it’s dangerous, and you have to be careful and you have to know what you’re doing,” Trump said.

      Does this sound like someone who is against deficit spending?

    355. Bitterlaw says:

      Remember when Trump tweeted “Those Mf-ers in Congress should pass a bill for major spending cuts and I will sign it!”

      No? That didn’t happen?

    356. jason says:

      How do you even know how to breathe being so stupid?”

      Too bad NYC is not an A-hole.

      That would be worth a few points.

    357. Bitterlaw says:

      Trump hated spending so much that tried to more than triple the last stimulus checks approved by Congress and cost 2 Georgia Senate seats.

    358. jason says:

      I give credit for a lot of things.

      Fiscal responsibility is not one of them.

    359. jason says:

      Give Trump credit.

    360. Bitterlaw says:

      Trump was a good President. He signed spending bills that spent too much money. Both can be true.

    361. jason says:

      He was a good President. He supported the AFL-CIO failed agenda of the last 70 years with his stupid tariffs and trade wars.

      Both can be true.

    362. lisab says:

      a better question to ask is,

      who was the second best republican president since the 1960’s?

    363. lisab says:

      every republican president prior to ww2 was pro-tarriff

      only reagan and bush 1 & 2 were against them, and not so much reagan actually, it was mostly bush 1 & 2

      reagan famously put tarriffs on motorcycles to save harley

    364. lisab says:

      imo, eisenhower and truman are the two best presidents since ww2

    365. Tgca says:

      360

      This woman acts like she did something brave. She ran in front of him as he was looking back and he just barreled over her and lost his balancing as she went to the ground and then he lost his balancing and tumbled over the fence. She did not tackle him as the headline implied. The full video shows that.

      He should’ve elbowed her in the face and broke her nose and then she could try to get her 15 minutes of fame of being an idiot instead of trying to act like she did a great deed.

      The crowd was actually cheering him on louder the more he ran. The article is disingenuous in the facts as the video shows. She’s just capitalizing on her 15 minutes of fame making like she saved the day.

      True hero’s don’t have to show the world on their social media “look at me and what I did.”

      Typical of today’s younger generation.

      Me! Me! Me!

    366. Bitterlaw says:

      Typical of today’s younger generation

      The videos were posted by others first. Not her. Unless you think she had a camera set up somewhere to take the videos of her. Damn. Tgca really hates women for some reason.

    367. Tgca says:

      372

      I would hardly call Truman a great President. I always think of him as the accidental president because he always seemed 2nd or 3rd choice for the big wigs that ran the political machine he was a lackey to most of his political career.

      It’s funny that folks say Truman was his own man but I don’t think that came to be until after he was POTUS and once you’re in charge, you pretty much are you’re own man but how you got there is not always how you end up leading.

      McCullough has a good biography of Truman that addresses a lot of his political rising or more like being guided and mentored by the MO political machine.

      That being said, of course, after the war, Truman did make some changes that helped define America as the lone world leader so there are definitely areas of accomplishment.

      I’m not sure I would say Eisenhower was great either but he definitely had successes and furthered our growth in the 20th century and solidified us as the would leader all while taking on the beginning of the Cold War.

    368. jason says:

      I think Truman was in way over his head, and I am not a fan of Eisenhower.

      IMO Reagan, GWB and Trump in that order were the best Presidents in my lifetime.

    369. jason says:

      Funny how the same people who claim Trump was not really pro-tariffs although he placed tariffs on just about every trading partner of the US and whose entire trade policy was based on trade wars are the same people who say Reagan was “pro tariff” when in reality he only agreed to very limited temporary and targeted tariffs (not that I agree with any of those either).

    370. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason hates Ike for not starting a war with the Soviets in the ruins of Berlin and pushing on to Moscow.

    371. Tgca says:

      374

      No! Her personal accounts shared them and she is out there seeking her 15 minutes posting the pics and videos. To me, that is not being humble.

      …and it’s not hating women to state the obvious.

      Stop being like the wokesters thinking women can do everything a man can physically and that she accomplished a great feat because that’s just not the case here.

      He toppled over and knocked her down while looking back at those chasing him. If he charged her head on he would have probably flattened her and then she’d be getting the sympathy of how can you do that to a woman, especially if she got seriously hurt.

      Typical PR campaign out of nothing trying to get her 15 minutes of fame and wokesters trying to make a hero of a woman who did nothing but try and block him as he was concentrating on the guys chasing him.

      I respect and admire women with real accomplishments and courage. Not someone who did absolutely nothing extraordinary.

      If a guy did that same deed, we would not even know of it.

    372. Tgca says:

      376

      I would not consider GWB a great President. In fact, I’ve never met anyone who thought that honestly. I think he benefited from the war on terror and made sine good along with bad calls there, otherwise, I don’t think his presidency stands out as one to follow.

      Maybe Wes does though so wait to hear from him.

    373. Tgca says:

      381

      There’s a difference between stopping someone in their tracks and taking them down to the ground and jumping in front of someone and getting knocked to the ground in the process.

      Stop making these people, woman or man, like they’re doing good deeds. A true humble person doesn’t need to go tell the world “look what I did” and shop it around.

      A true humble person would stay anonymous.

      Again, it’s reflective of this generation.

    374. Bitterlaw says:

      If you watch it again, she positioned herself in front of him and pushed him into the fence. He was NOT looking back at the guards.

    375. Bitterlaw says:

      She was also not knocked to the ground. She dove at him to push him into the fence. She got right up.

      Her bio said she is a teacher and gymnastics coach. I am sure she played softball at some point.

    376. lisab says:

      truman wa great for several reasons

      ending the war with japan of course

      and later for truman vs macarthur

    377. lisab says:

      eisenhower for starting desegregation

    378. Tgca says:

      I watched it a few times. She did not tackle him or level him as they reported. She collided with him and got knocked to the ground in the process.

      Why are you trying to make her a hero? A 12 year old kid weighing 110 pounds could’ve accomplished the same thing.

      I believe that what’s wrong with the younger generation.

      I was taught, clearly not by my parents, that you don’t look for rewards or adulation when trying to do a deed.

      Had he elbowed her at his speed, he could have done serious damage to her and folks would be whining about hurting a girl.

    379. Bitterlaw says:

      A true humble person would stay anonymous.

      And that’s possible when people had already posted the video while she was still working at the game? Such a hater of women. I’m amazed you did not call her a skank. Yet.

    380. Bitterlaw says:

      A 12 year old kid weighing 110 pounds could’ve kicked Tgca’s ass.

      Fixed it.

    381. Bitterlaw says:

      He toppled over (wrong) and knocked her down (wrong) while looking back at those chasing him (wrong).

    382. Tgca says:

      Just for the record, I also don’t think people should go on TV shows spouting what they did if they did a good deed to help others.

      I think it says something to either stay anonymous or not try to capitalize on doing a good deed.

      Clearly, that is not the generation of today.

      Many of our veterans of WW II remained silent on their good deeds because they were raised to believe in that. That’s what I admire in people. Not someone who says “look at me, look at me” and that’s exactly what posting your deeds in social media is doing.

    383. Tgca says:

      390

      Clearly we can see why Bitter identifies with his entourage so much over adults. He is like them. Needs to always be acknowledged and seek approval of others. Look at me! Look at me!

      If this is how you coach, sorry for those kids lacking a real mentor teaching them the value of being humble.

    384. Tgca says:

      This is hysterical mocking of Mitt Romney.

      It’s amazing how far he has fallen after running for POTUS in 2012.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRZFlN1A3xk&t=29s

    385. Bitterlaw says:

      Every one of Tgca’s posts screams Look at me!

      My players are taught to win with class, lose with grace. Before the pandemic, we lined up and shook hands as the teams passed each other. Now we yell “good game” across the field or court. Those league rules. I think it is stupid.

      I will try to forgive Tgca’s ignorance of how I coach. I am secure in my 17 year record of coaching hundreds in baseball, softball and basketball. I am too humble to acknowledge my awards as coach and volunteer of the year.

    386. Bitterlaw says:

      Perhaps the Great Mentor could some time out of his busy retirement to help somebody. Anybody.

    387. Bitterlaw says:

      One of the benefits of being Wes’ FB friend is the constant stream of friend suggestions from women in bikinis. I have not accepted any.

    388. Bitterlaw says:

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9878007/Dossier-shows-ministers-think-Geronimo-alpaca.html

      Damn. When will the madness stop? Alpacas and llamas deserve better.

    389. lisab says:

      My players are taught to win with class, lose with grace.
      ——————–

      did you bring someone in to teach them that?

    390. Bitterlaw says:

      CD

      No. GFY. I am a different person in the real world. This pit of vipers deserves neither grace nor class. Except for Cash Cow. I like and respect Cash Cow.

    391. NYCmike says:

      “I was saying if Trump didn’t get what he wanted in legislative negotiations we would have known about it because he would have blasted it on Twitter, and all his supporters would have been caterwauling about how McConnell and Ryan were traitors showing no loyalty to Trump.”

      -This is exactly the point.

      If the Congress didn’t give the increased spending because they were actually thrifty, and IF Trump was really the big spender instead of Congress, the reduced $$$ amounts in the bill sent to Trump would have forced Trump to Twitter yelling for more $$$$.

      He NEVER had to do that in 2017 and 2018!!!

    392. Bitterlaw says:

      Maybe in the real world lisab is not a vicious, vindictive person. I doubt it but it is possible.

    393. Bitterlaw says:

      401 was a lot of tortured reasoning to finally state that Trump agreed with Congress to spend too much.

    394. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Now cancel culture includes the pronunciation of names:

      “Gov. Spencer Cox, a Republican, needs to change his “obscene” name forthwith, according to a letter from a constituent that told him that “when people say your surname, it sounds like” an obscenity.

      “Us decent people here in Utah will not stand for it. The honorable Republican party will not stand for it. Most importantly, I will not stand for it. Because of your reluctance to change your foul, dirty, and obscene surname myself and thousands of other Utahns will be sitting in protest, not standing until you change your heinous surname to something less offensive. This is a social justice issue and we will not be denied basic human decency!” the letter said.”

    395. lisab says:

      I am a different person in the real world.
      ——————–

      you pretend to be a different person in the real world

      this is who you are

    396. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      When Karl Rowe is quoting Andrew Sullivan, you know its going to be interesting. This appears very similar to the approach now being followed in Iceland:

      “The one silver lining of plagues in the past is that, at some point, they blew themselves out, by creating herd immunity. What we have done with Covid is greatly slow that process down. We did so for good reasons — because it would give us time to get a vaccine, and because a full-scale epidemic would overwhelm the healthcare system. But now that we have several vaccines, and can adjust them from time to time, and the healthcare system is not on the verge of collapse, the logic for lockdowns and masking has completely disappeared.

      By getting rid of these barriers to transmission, we can actually accelerate the end of the plague, by allowing natural forces to take the helm. Which suggests another reason for getting this over with more quickly: the longer a virus hangs out in a population, the more able it is to mutate and evolve. Quickening this process can reduce that possibility.”

    397. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The vaccination rate in Iceland is 96% for women, and 90% for men, age 16 and over. The virus is spreading rapidly: “it has become clear that vaccinated people can easily contract it as well as spread it to others.”

      “While data shows vaccination is reducing the rate of serious illness due to COVID-19 in Iceland, the country’s Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason says it has not led to the herd immunity that experts hoped for. In the past two to three weeks, the Delta variant has outstripped all others in Iceland and it has become clear that vaccinated people can easily contract it as well as spread it to others, Þórólfur stated in a briefing this morning.”

      By contrast, studies in the U.S. have shown that those who recover from COVID-19 infection had immunity to it for at least eight months, maybe longer. “Several months ago, our studies showed that natural infection induced a strong response, and this study now shows the response last.” (NIH study, in journal Science in January 2021)

    398. Gordon Allen says:

      As usual Bitter you throw unsupported generalizations out, believing endless repetition makes them accurate. Not so.
      Trump’s “spending’ from actual appropriations, not built in “entitlements”, was better than Reagans or the Bushes, and domestic discretionary spending as a percentage of our GDP has been declining for most of 30 years.
      I would be THRILLED if Biden kept his spending plans even close to Trumps in the discretionary side of things domestically, but he’s blowing that out.
      Our problem has been “entitlement” spending which is impervious to any President. It now is
      around 75 % of all federal spending, and for discretionary spending around half or more of that is for defense(which I favor).
      Get off your endless diatribes against Trump(however specious most are), even though you “voted” for him.

    399. jason says:

      Get off your endless diatribes against Trump”

      Translation: correctly pointing out that Trump was never for smaller government and never had any objection to deficit spending and was a crony capitalist from the get go.

      Yes entitlement spending is a problem, but let’s get real, when Ryan proposed cuts in entitlement spending Trump was the first to oppose it.

      “House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday said House Republicans will aim to cut spending on Medicare, Medicaid and welfare programs next year as a way to trim the federal deficit.

      “We’re going to have to get back next year at entitlement reform, which is how you tackle the debt and the deficit,” Ryan said during an interview on Ross Kaminsky’s talk radio show.

      Health-care entitlements such as Medicare and Medicaid “are the big drivers of debt,” Ryan said, “so we spend more time on the health-care entitlements, because that’s really where the problem lies, fiscally speaking.”

      Ryan said he’s been speaking privately with President Trump, who is beginning to warm to the idea of slowing the spending growth in entitlements.

      During his campaign, Trump repeatedly promised not to cut Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security.”

    400. jason says:

      “While data shows vaccination is reducing the rate of serious illness due to COVID-19 in Iceland,”

      So if vaccination reduces the rate of serious illness, and serious illness is what we are trying to avoid, let’s now deal with COVID like we deal with every other virus.

      We vaccinate and we treat the sick. Those with highest risk take precautions. The rest of us move on with our lives.

      No more masks, no more shutdowns, no more vaccine passports, no more restrictions of any kind.

    401. jason says:

      Damn. When will the madness stop? Alpacas and llamas deserve better.”

      If they come for Lupita they will get the reception they deserve.

    402. jason says:

      This pit of vipers deserves neither grace nor class. Except for Cash Cow. I like and respect Cash Cow.”

      Sniff… and I thought Bitter liked me.

      I guess he invited me to be Lt. Governor at HHR only because of the competence, gravitas, experience, diversity and votes I brought to the ticket rather than personal friendship I thought was the reason.

      That hurts.

    403. jason says:

      Bitterlaw says:
      August 9, 2021 at 11:19 pm

      401 was a lot of tortured reasoning to finally state that Trump agreed with Congress to spend too much”

      Ditto for #408

    404. Phil says:

      Still waiting for my $2400 teacher retirement check. The money is there because the TRS investments have put the pension fund in excellent shape. Won’t cost the State of Texas a dime. Abbott and the state legislative leaders are on board. Waiting for the stupid Democrats to show up to give the House and Senate a quorum. There are 17 items on the legislative agenda besides the voting bill. All ground to a halt. Apparently, the new norm for democracy is that if you don’t have a majority in the legislature just completely shut the legislative process down. Why even have elections if you no longer have a functioning legislature”. This is madness. Complete and utter insanity.

    405. Phil says:

      Btw, I don’t need the damn $2400, but there are lots of retirees that do. Democratic legislators to those folks? F you.

    406. Phil says:

      Five more of the 17 provisional capitals in Afghanistan have fallen to the Taliban over the last ten days. Not that I particularly give a sh*t. Just pointing it out since you won’t hear about it from the MSM.

    407. Phil says:

      I see Senator Cassidy is still making the rounds on CNN singing the praises of Biden’s “infrastructure”. He become quite chummy with the CNN crowd ever since he voted to impeach Trump. He’s sort of a Liz Cheney without the skirt. He is what passes these days as a Senate Republican. Still waiting for a single Senate Republican to utter a single sentence against Biden’s continued ignoring of the Supreme Court decision ruling On collection of rent. Crickets. Lol

    408. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason – I like and respect you except when you post your absurd accusations of wokeness against me. Being liked and respected the other 10% of the time is not enough? GFY

    409. Phil says:

      Fortunately, all we are just one midterm election away from fixing things.

      Sure, we are.

    410. Gordon Allen says:

      417. Because they’re establishment first and “Republican ” second.
      BTW Biden is at a horrific minus 17 today on Rasmussen. What a target for relentless GOP attack ala that of the Democrats on Trump. If they “manned up” Biden would be cratering about now, and many Democrats thinking about jumping ship.
      But that would be “partisan”!!! It’s really getting hard supporting the Republican Party with losers like these in Washington.

    411. jason says:

      I like and respect Bitter except when he is running interference for woke culture and attacking those that oppose it.

    412. jason says:

      Fortunately, all we are just one midterm election away from fixing things.”

      All normal, Phil.

      Just vote for the GOP and be worry free.

    413. Cash Cow TM says:

      ALERT!

      DRUDGE only has 19 COVID related articles up!

      AOL only has 15 of 60 top stories COVID related.
      ***********************************************
      Somebody will soon get an a$$-kicking at those places.

    414. jason says:

      NYCmike says:
      August 9, 2021 at 1:12 pm

      Makes sense to stay home and NOT VOTE in federal elections……..”

      This is from the guy who encouraged everyone to vote for deadenders so that Chuck Schumer could be majority leader.

    415. Phil says:

      Well, Gordon, I came to the conclusion back last fall that supporting Republican Senators was fool’s gold. There are a handful of worthwhile R Senators – Hawley, Cotton, Johnson types. Most of the rest are worthless. Many are out and out useful idiots. Actually, they aren’t idiots. They know exactly what they are doing. They sit around the the Senate cloakrooms and laugh at their Republican constituents. I wouldn’t send any of them a dime.

    416. Cash Cow TM says:

      The Dixie fire in CA is huge.

      Name is VERY un-wokeful.

      Has there been a movement to rename the fire because someone might be offended by the name “Dixie”?

    417. Phil says:

      Yeah, vote for Republicans. They’ll take care of you. Lol

    418. Cash Cow TM says:

      Henry Ford was VERY openly anti Jewish in what he said and wrote.
      *****************************
      Do any Jewish people today buy Ford automobiles?

      Do any “woke” people drive Ford vehicles?
      If so, WHY?

      Are there any statues of Henry Ford we can tear down?

      Streets named after Ford where we can riot?

    419. Tgca says:

      396

      You have no idea what I do in my spare time or what volunteer work I’ve done or contributions I make because the topic has not come up in the sense that I need to share it.

      The difference is you have to post about them here to let everyone know “look at me” as if somehow that will make up for your personality. If it makes you feel like a good person to give $10 to charity and post to everyone here you did so be it.

      But your need to please all sides on all issues while refusing to accept the consequences of your support is indicative of need for acceptance and your wokeness and its why you’re mocked incessantly here for it by nearly all. All your protesting in the world on this will not change that. You are not someone to rely upon in the war against wokeness no matter how highly you regard yourself.

    420. jason says:

      Henry Ford was a raging anti-semite.

      But it is kind of like saying you won’t buy a Mercedes because their factory was used to build tanks for the Nazis, and not only that, with slave labor to boot.

    421. Tgca says:

      400

      Pit of vipers? Because someone disagrees with you or calls you on your woke support?

      Why come here if you’re so attacked? Why would you want to be here if there is no joy in it?

    422. jason says:

      OJ Simpson says he won’t go to LA because he doesn’t want to run into the real killer of Nicolle Brown.

    423. Wobbles says:

      I understand completely.

      For this reason I don’t go to Florida, I am afraid I will run into the real killer of Jeb’s candidacy.

    424. Bitterlaw says:

      Zzzzzzzzzzzzz. If I am so terrible, why have I never been removed as a coach over 17 years in 3 sports? You keep forgetting that $100 has 2 zeroes.

      I doubt you contribute time or money to help anybody.

    425. jason says:

      I am proud of being associated with a pit of vipers.

    426. Tgca says:

      …now on to more interesting things like politics and movies.

      I decided to watch Hot Fuzz last night after our discussions of movies yesterday and it still is a fun movie.

    427. Bitterlaw says:

      I said I will never leave HHR. I know what never means. There is little joy in posting here anymore but I won’t be driven out by a clown and the other vipers.

    428. jason says:

      Tgca feels he contributes enough to society by spending thousands on helping sugar producers all over the world.

      Give him a break.

    429. Tgca says:

      430

      Well, I can see how some concentration camp survivors could take that view if a company never acknowledged its past and recognized it was a mistake.

      I personally try and avoid supporting any that promote and support ideas that I find repulsive but I agree holding a grudge forever by the acts of others now long gone is not always fair, especially if those service providers don’t support those same positions anymore.

    430. Bitterlaw says:

      Tgca should go on Naked & Afraid. He will be the first contestant to gain weight on the show.

    431. Tgca says:

      437

      No one is asking you to leave.

      Just saying that if you’re gonna whine and complain about being the main victim here, why do wish to torture yourself?

      Besides, if you left we would have no more wokesters here to debate all different angles of why it’s important to support the woke supporters.

    432. Tgca says:

      In this CNN clip where Cooper interviews Gates on mandating vax, Cooper actually has the audacity to suggest denying folks their social security and other gubbermint benefits until they get vaxed.

      What is wrong with these people?

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/bill-gates-smiles-at-the-suggestion-get-the-vaccine-or-lose-your-social-security/

    433. jason says:

      Tgca should go on Naked & Afraid. He will be the first contestant to gain weight on the show.”

      Except for a desert setting.

      He needs organic tree bark to thrive.

    434. Phil says:

      Nothing is wrong with these people. It’s how they think and they know the MSM will push the agenda…and what’s most delicious to the left is they don’t have to worry about any meaningful push back from DC Republicans.

      Republican Party.

      Worthless.

    435. Tgca says:

      This hypocrisy of reducing Covid travel restrictions for thousands of folks pushing climate change is why gubbermint can’t be trusted or believed.

      Either you have a risk of transmitting Covid or not. Covid is not less risky at crowded climate change events than at school or shopping malls.

      You either potentially spread it or not. So by making exceptions to the elite and sophisticated, it sends the message that Covid is really not much of a threat.

      https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/08/10/rules-for-thee-and-not-for-me-uk-to-relax-travel-restrictions-for-un-climate-conference/

    436. Bitterlaw says:

      Tgclown promised to leave at noon on January 20, 2021. Still here.

    437. Bitterlaw says:

      Cuomo is resigning.

    438. Tgca says:

      446

      Someone needs to keep your wokeness in check. Jadon can’t do it by himself. It’s clearly a full time job.

    439. Tgca says:

      Wow! Oregon gubbernor signs bill ending proficiency requirement to graduate high school. The requirement was only 9th grade level.

      Why would anyone want to hire folks who can’t do 9th grade level reading or math?

      As one amusing poster posted, the only jobs this qualifies you for is Antifa or politics.

      Democrats in the legislature overwhelmingly supported ending the longtime proficiency requirement, while Republicans criticized it as a lowering of academic standards.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/kate-brown-signs-new-law-allowing-illiterate-oregon-students-to-graduate/

    440. NYCmike says:

      Glad, but sad, to see Cuomo go so soon.

      I wanted him to resign due to the nursing home and book deal scandals, once they came out, not these sexual allegations. The women should have handled his come-ons with a quick knee to his crotch. I know that is how my sisters and the women friends I have would have taken care of him. They also should have adopted a two-deep method of being around him, like VP Pence put in place…….but I suspect several of them were looking to take advantage of his position to benefit themselves.

    441. Bitterlaw says:

      Some day, a future HHR historian will be able to pinpoint exactly when and why the war between Tgca and Bitterlaw started. It was some time after June of 2020.

      Maybe Walt can do it since he is immortal.

    442. Bitterlaw says:

      I wanted him impeached and convicted. I wonder if he told the AG that he would resign if she stopped investigating nursing home deaths and other scandals.

    443. lisab says:

      But it is kind of like saying you won’t buy a Mercedes because their factory was used to build tanks for the Nazis
      —————————-

      mercedes did not build tanks, they mostly built engines (and small arms)

      are might be thinking of porsche?

    444. Bitterlaw says:

      Getting grabbed by Cuomo should have lead to a throat punch.

    445. Tgca says:

      451

      I have mixed emotions on Cuomo resigning. I prefer him to stay as a wounded gubbernor and use him as a national piñata against the Dem party going into the midterms. But on the Covid issue, he definitely should be held accountable.

      As for the sexual harassment charges, this is mostly politics and these anonymous charges are not credible if they can’t be challenged openly. No one should lose their job over their interpretations of events without hearing from both sides.

      Also, the NY AG was disgraceful in arguing a case of “women must be believed” as that is not a proper or legal standard to say a class of people should be believed over others because that in itself is discriminatory behavior, especially when we know women lie just as much as men do and make chit up.

    446. lisab says:

      why have I never been removed as a coach over 17 years
      —————————

      well … they don’t work with you on a daily basis … and membership of teams changes frequently

      now those who do work with you on a daily basis … well … that’s a different story

    447. Tgca says:

      452

      It started because Bitter was viciously cruel and insulted my tofu recipes and had the audacity to acknowledge other gay posters at HHR when I was the original HHR homo! I cannot be shoved aside and replaced by lesser homos.

      UNFORGIVABLE!!!

    448. Tom says:

      Lesser homos? There’s a homo hierarchy? Who knew?!

    449. lisab says:

      Wow! Oregon gubbernor signs bill ending proficiency requirement to graduate high school. The requirement was only 9th grade level.

      Why would anyone want to hire folks who can’t do 9th grade level reading or math?
      ——————————

      in part it has to do with illegal aliens

      the state is obligated to allow anyone under 22 into the appropriate classroom — often that is done based on ability not age

      so you end up with 20 year old illegal alien men in middle schools

      this way they can say, you are approximately equal to a 9th grader, get out

      (there have been many instances of older “youths” in middle schools who are really just selling drugs, abusing girls etc.)

    450. Tgca says:

      460

      There are ways to deal with age limits and drug pushers than to adopt lower graduation standards across the board which is never helpful.

    451. lisab says:

      surprisingly, POTENTIALLY, texas will allow illegal aliens into schools until age

      TWENTY SIX!!!

      i say potentially because i’ve never been to texas, so maybe they offer special remedial schools or something, but unless it is a misprint

      texas requires free k-12 education until age 26!!!

    452. Bitterlaw says:

      Zzzzzzzzzzzz. There is a zero tolerance policy in coaching. Any inappropriate action or statement gets you tossed. Call the leagues about me. Save your stupid not my monkey post.

      Historian Walt can write multiple volumes on the lisab-Bitterlaw fight.

    453. Tgca says:

      459

      Tom you silly boy.

      Of course there is a homo hierarchy just like political hierarchy.

      Clearly, Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon, and Rachel Maddow are not in the same league as everday peasant homos on the street.

      Just like the Obamas’s and their hundreds of party guests are sophisticated and in a different league than everyday Dems.

      Everyone knows these truths.

    454. Tgca says:

      Looks like Walt will have a very busy future writing about all the Bitter feuds.

    455. lisab says:

      There are ways to deal with age limits
      —————————————–

      you would think … but not in practice

      it is very common

      but obviously not talked about much

      it is extremely common to see people who are obviously much older in middle-schools and above

      in my school district we have one (woman) who is somalian, who looks like she is at least 18 in 8th grade — she towers over everyone

      we don’t talk about it

    456. NYCmike says:

      “Some day, a future HHR historian will be able to pinpoint exactly when and why the war between Tgca and Bitterlaw started.”

      -Not interested in the start date, but interest is high in the end date!

      PLEASE, both of you, callate!

    457. NYCmike says:

      Excuse me – callense!

    458. lisab says:

      Save your stupid not my monkey post.
      ——————————————

      it’s “not my circus not my monkey”

      the first rule of special ed

      don’t get involved with a crazy person unless they are in your circus

    459. Wes says:

      Ding dong! The Witch is dead!

      Cuomo is resigning. Last year this guy was–according to the media at least–the most popular and successful politician in the country. This of course was largely based on their fawning coverage of his Covid response policies that killed thousands. Now, faced with near certain removal from office for sexual harassment, he, like his father, will fail to beat Nelson Rockefeller’s record as longest-serving Governor of New York.

    460. NYCmike says:

      “it’s “not my circus not my monkey””

      -The height of compassion for the liberal mindset!

    461. NYCmike says:

      Unfortunately, both Cuomo’s as well as Rockefeller were disastrous for NY.

    462. lisab says:

      The height of compassion for the liberal mindset!
      —————————————-

      we have our own circus and monkeys that we are responsible for

      don’t go looking for extra problems

      otherwise known as, “mind your own business”

    463. Wes says:

      You can look at it this way, Mikey:

      At least Schumer didn’t have to resign. That would have been a mortal blow to you, I know.

    464. Bitterlaw says:

      So lisab compared me to a special education student and a crazy person. Her equating special education and craziness is an interesting post by a special education teacher. Since she deems me to be terrible, comparing me to a special education student would be frowned upon by employers. However, since she believes HHR shows a person’s real character, may her District likes vicious, vindictive people.

    465. NYCmike says:

      “otherwise known as, “mind your own business””

      -Until a fellow employee or student doesn’t want to get an untested vaccine…….

    466. lisab says:

      So lisab compared me to a special education student and a crazy person.
      ———————————–

      no … just a crazy person … if that was not clear

    467. Bitterlaw says:

      Lisab compares teaching special education students to a circus with monkeys. Nice. Teacher of the Year.

    468. lisab says:

      Until a fellow employee or student doesn’t want to get an untested vaccine
      ——————————-

      you are obviously confusing me with someone else …

      i never cared about the covid vax, and from the video i posted yesterday,

      it could be a very bad idea

      the video in post #316, if true, suggests that the covid vaccine is actually not helpful and perhaps bad for widespread use

    469. lisab says:

      Lisab compares teaching special education students to a circus with monkeys.
      ———————————-

      no, i am using a common idiom which means to “mind your own business”

      i would not get involved in your mess for all the tea in china

      and that is a lot of tea

      i’d have no place to put it

    470. Bitterlaw says:

      Common idiom? Has anybody ever heard that expression before lisab posted it?

    471. Bitterlaw says:

      Maybe Cuomo should talk to his daughters instead of making them listen to him droning on until he addresses them

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9880479/Cuomo-stands-week-AG-report.html

    472. Tgca says:

      474

      Don’t worry about Schumer. AOC is gonna take that white mofo privileged man down!

      AOC is refusing to confirm she will not try to primary him in 2022. When asked directly in a new CNN series airing Monday she tried to shrug it off but then made these comments.

      “I make decisions based on what I think our people need, and my community needs, and so I’m not commenting on that.”

      “For what it’s worth, Sen. Schumer and I have been working very closely on a lot of legislation and that, to me, is important,” Ocasio-Cortez told CNN. “And so, we shall see.”

      https://www.wnd.com/2021/08/aoc-refuses-rule-challenging-chuck-schumer-senate-seat/

    473. lisab says:

      Common idiom? Has anybody ever heard that expression before lisab posted it?
      —————————————–

      sigh … if i have to spend time teaching you every common thing you don’t know … i’m going to need to get paid

      https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/depression-management-techniques/201412/not-my-circus-not-my-monkeys

    474. Wes says:

      AOC has as much of a chance against Schumer in a primary as you have, Tg. If she did run, Mikey would just have to increase his time phone banking for Schumer and going door to door for him to ensure his state’s senior Senator won the primary convincingly.

    475. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Perhaps as a run up to the 2022 presidential election, the liberal media has been running a smear campaign against Florida Governor DiSantis. What appears to be a preemptive strike is not working.

      2022 #FLGov General Election Poll:
      Ron DeSantis (R-Inc) 51% (+8)
      Charlie Crist (D) 43%

      Cherry Communications/
      @FlChamber
      ~ 610 LV ~ 7/26-8/4
      https://tallahasseereports.com/2021/08/07/new-florida-chamber-of-commerce-poll-shows-desantis-ahead-of-crist/

    476. Tgca says:

      So another friend, fully vaccinated who was sick this weekend with flu-like symptoms all achy and the like but now feeling a better with minor lingering effects found out today he is Covid positive in spite of having had both shots of the vax and taking precautions and wearing face masks at work and when he’s out and about.

      I is so lucky I’ve been secluded in my home away from all the last couple of weeks clinging to my guns and Bible because I coulda been infected.

      Why are all these vaccinated folks wearing masks infecting others? 3rd person I know of now that was fully vaccinated, and got sick with Covid despite following work protocols like wearing masks.

      F*CK YOU Dr. Fow-chee!!! I don’t believe a word you say.

    477. lisab says:

      he is Covid positive in spite of having had both shots of the vax and taking precautions and wearing face masks at work and when he’s out and about.
      ———————————————–

      check out the video in #316

      i guess vaccines never keep you from getting or spreading a virus

    478. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “By a lopsided 2-1 margin, likely voters in a new Rasmussen Reports survey disagreed with anti-police sentiments aired by “Squad” member Rep. Cori Bush, who said last week that “defunding the police has to happen. We need to defund the police and put that money into social safety nets.”
      Some 63% disagreed and 31% agreed with the defunding call, said Rasmussen
      And by a 57%-33% margin, voters also agree that “new Democrats in Washington attack and degrade all law enforcement officers.”
      The survey also revealed the depth of support that law enforcement officers have. It found that 71% rated their police departments as good to excellent.
      And on the key question of police being racist, 68% “don’t think most police officers are racist,” according to survey results ….”

    479. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      487. The argument that vaccines prevent people from getting very sick does not take into consideration that many of the most vulnerable have already either gotten sick or died, and the fact that herd immunity may already exist among a large percentage of the population.

      At this point, we know the vaccine does not prevent a person from becoming infection, and that a vaccinated person can infect other people. We are now seeing vaccinated people getting sick, and some are dying. It may have provided a short-term benefit by lowering the excess burden on the medical system for several months, but otherwise the vaccine has been a disappointment.

    480. Bitterlaw says:

      So lisab’s common idiom comes from a blog. But nobody else at HHR admitted hearing it before she posted it.

    481. NYCmike says:

      https://fee.org/articles/ted-cruz-perfectly-explains-in-viral-video-why-congress-shouldn-t-regulate-cryptocurrency/

      -Just about the smartest guy in the Senate, the “Showboat” as some like to call him, is the one saying government should stay out of the way because they don’t understand something.

      Smarts + humility = goodness.

      Thanks, Senator Cruz, for speaking sensibly.

    482. NYCmike says:

      https://www.fluentu.com/blog/english/english-idioms-6/

      -Bitterlaw,

      “common idiom” must only be taught in certain “neighborhoods”………

    483. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Dr. Robert Redfield, the former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, predicted that the fall will have a dark turn in the coronavirus pandemic.

      Redfield said on Fox News Channel’s “The Story” that he thinks the coronavirus will continue to replicate quickly among humans, and so the risk of variant evolution is high.

      “You know we dealt with the U.K. variant; everyone thought that was pretty bad, it was twice as infectious, but lo and behold three, four months later we had the delta variant and now it’s a dominant variant in the United States,” Redfield said.

      He then predicted that there will be another, more dangerous coronavirus variant by the fall.”

    484. Bitterlaw says:

      NYC- Lisab’s article is from 2014. I am sure that common idiom will actually be in common usage any day now.

    485. NYCmike says:

      The state-wide mandates by DeSantis and Abbott to not allow local authorities to set their own mask rules……..I don’t understand why they would try to exert that control.

      What is the reasoning for giving statewide mandates?

      I don’t see how that is a winner from a political standpoint.

    486. Tgca says:

      485

      Disagree Wes!

      AOC claims white patriarchy is like rape so if she runs against a white guy, she can claim she’s feeling like being raped so then the white guy will need to drop out of the race.

      Make sense now?

    487. NYCmike says:

      Bitterlaw,

      I have seen the term “common idiom” since I was in high school English classes. I never really use it when speaking, it was always more of a technical term, as far as I knew.

    488. NYCmike says:

      Whats up

    489. NYCmike says:

      D

    490. NYCmike says:

      Just to get this straight – the Senate passed a 1.5 trillion infrastructure bill today, but the House wants 3.5 trillion??

    491. Tgca says:

      494. SDC

      I mentioned this last week I think.

      We expect to have epsilon and zeta variants next as it appears this virus is not going away.

      I find it interesting though that these variant seems to follow the Greek alphabet in order. Hmmm…

    492. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      BREAKING: The Texas Supreme Court has voided the lower court’s TRO against the arrest of TX House Democrats.
      The TX Rangers(not baseball) are now allowed to start “The Hunt”!

    493. NYCmike says:

      https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/08/09/why-tuckers-trip-to-hungary-has-sparked-outrage/

      -Saw 1 segment of the interview……still waiting to see evidence from rest of media why this guy is so bad.

    494. lisab says:

      on what legal basis can they hunt the democrats?

      surely it is not illegal to leave the state

    495. NYCmike says:

      I also applaud Tucker Carlson for doing the interview. He actually takes his position as a media/journalism personality seriously, and knows that a free and independent press is the antidote to tyrannical government.

    496. NYCmike says:

      “on what legal basis can they hunt the democrats?”

      -They are supposed to report to do the work they were elected to do.

    497. NYCmike says:

      They are part-time legislators, I believe.

      BUT, the Governor is able to call for special sessions, and they are supposed to report for those.

    498. NYCmike says:

      Then again, maybe they believe they are like public school “educators”, and get to decide when they have to go back to work.

    499. lisab says:

      bitter is supposed to be doing legal work, not spend all day on the internet

      they just fire him,

      they don’t send the texas rangers to arrest him

    500. lisab says:

      if goofing off on the job is now a criminal offense

      bitter will get the chair!

    501. lisab says:

      #510 i don’t know about ny city

      but most teachers I know hated last school year and would not like a repeat … except for some older teachers who would be in high risks groups

      the sooner schools get back to normal the better

    502. Bitterlaw says:

      I never eat lunch during work hours. I usually work an additional 2-3 hours at night when I get home. I was never let go for not working hard. I have never taken more than 10 days off and lose at least 2 weeks of vacation per year. On vacations to Canada and Rome I was the first employee to request my company cell phone have international access. i answered work calls at the Coliseum in Rome. GFY.

    503. lisab says:

      and yet …

    504. Phil says:

      I would suggest that if you are an AWOL Texas legislator from a swing district you get your ass back to the Texas Capital building and answer the quorum call. The stunt is not polling well with independents. The Democrats involved in this fiasco have to face the voters next year.

    505. Wes says:

      Let’s ask Mikey, Tg:

      Mikey, in a hypothetical primary between them in your state next year, how badly will your favorite Senator, Chuck Schumer beat AOC?

    506. lisab says:

      was the first employee to request my company cell phone have international access.
      ———————

      also, you need to be more specific … which law firm were you at then?

      (also, it may have escaped your notice, but you are claiming you don’t goof off on company time, while gooding off on company time ? )

    507. Bitterlaw says:

      If this phrase is so common, why has nobody else at HHR heard it other than lisab?

      That would be like me saying everybody knows that on a dropped third strike, first base open, and a runner on third base with only one out you NEVER throw to first unless you are willing to concede the run.

    508. lisab says:

      phil,

      it makes sense that awol legislators will face their constituents, who either will support their actions or not

      but arresting them seems over the top

      what if someone gets hurt in the process, even in a simple car accident?

    509. Phil says:

      No one is going to get hurt.

    510. Bitterlaw says:

      I work on billable hours. I don’t punch a clock. Like I said, I work nights and weekends. There is no set “company time.”

    511. Wes says:

      Ron Kind (D-WI) will retire next year. That’s one seat the Dems can kiss goodbye.

    512. lisab says:

      unmmmmmmm … if the saying is popular enough that multiple companies sell tee shirts and coffee mugs

      and it is on websites like wiktionary

      it is not my fault you don’t know it

      again, if i have to explain every piece of the vernacular on hhr that you don’t understand, i’ll need a check

      https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/not_my_circus,_not_my_monkeys

    513. lisab says:

      I work on billable hours
      —————————

      and we are all impressed that you don’t starve

      i guess watching naked and afraid is helpful for you

    514. Wes says:

      By the way, considering Ron Kind is relatively young for a Congressman (58) and has solid committee assignments, it should be clear what Dems are expecting next year.

      People like Kind don’t retire in years like this unless they’re planning to move up or facing career-ending scandal.

    515. Wes says:

      Tara Reade–the former Senate aide who claimed Joe Biden digitally assaulted her in 1993–weighs in on Cuomo and Biden:

      https://www.foxnews.com/media/tara-reade-cuomo-resignation-biden

    516. Cash Cow TM says:

      So let me get this straight….

      CDC says we must maintain a 6 foot distance from one another…

      Except in schools where the 6 foot rule shrinks to 3 feet?

      *******************
      Did the CDC issue any distance rules during George Floyd/BLM/Antifa “mostly peaceful” riots?

    517. Phil says:

      Yeah, Wes. That seat is probably a goner for Democrats. Trump carried it by about 5 points in 2020 and Kind barely hung on.

      I’m upping my chances for Republicans to capture the House to fifty percent from my previous prediction of forty percent. A shot at the Senate too but, unfortunately, losing Pennsylvania will offset a possible R Pickup in NH. Still keeps the Senate at 50-50 with Johnson’s Wisconsin seat looking iffy. Just not any Republican Senate pickup opportunities this cycle. Of course, considering the Republican Jokes in the Senate it doesn’t really matter one way or the other.

    518. Tgca says:

      528

      CDC rule shrinkage in schools to 3 feet makes sense since kids are generally smaller.

      Nurseries can shrink to 1.5 feet since babies are even smaller.

    519. lisab says:

      had to get my car an oil change today, but the guy i made the appointment with was on a break when i dropped the car off, and some young guy took the car in

      so when i come back to pick up i get s bill for a new diamond embedded oil filter and 10 quarts of premium critically endangered atlantic right whale blubber oil for $10,000 per quart

      what the youngster didn’t know was that i have some kind of deal where i don’t have to pay for routine maintenance … is was part of the package the car came with, as long as i use a dealer that stuff is free.

      so now i have super premium right whale blubber oil because the kid didn’t know i get free maintenance, and thus the cheaper corn oil 🙂

    520. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      529. Phil, although we view things differently, our election predictions are fairly similiar. I would estimate a 60-70% chance the Republicans take control of the House, but am not optimistic about the Senate. Agree the Republicans have a “shot” at it, but it will be difficult.

      Biden is going to have a rough time over the rest of the year with the crime wave, inflation and government overspending, potential fall of Afghanistan, and the epidemic possibly spinning out of control again. If the vaccine proves ineffective, it will be even worse. Am not now seeing anything that would likely be good news for the Biden presidency on the horizon.

    521. Tgca says:

      This privileged white Bish deserves the title of stoopid slutty skank of the day even if she was a virgin.

      Jessica Maiolo, 31, was kicked off Team USA Paintball for ‘fat-shaming’ a minority teenager hospitalized with COVID-19.

      Not only did she mock him but watch her grin at the end, standing behind a screenshot of him in his hospital bed.

      Now of course she deleted the video after it goes viral and she gets all the hate and then tries with the obligatory “this is not who I am” apology that no one is buying.

      https://www.news.com.au/sport/sports-life/professional-paintballer-sacked-over-cruel-fatshaming-tik-tok/news-story/4ec32c1aa91899849c3c6d4447cc81d2

    522. lisab says:

      #533 can’t say i like either young woman

      the professional paintballer, whatever that is, and the toaster strudle heiress should both just mind their own business

      this would actually be a perfect time to use that old saying, “not your circus, not your monkeys”, to both young ladies

    523. jason says:

      Some 63% disagreed and 31% agreed with the defunding call, said Rasmussen”

      Don’t see how this is good news.

      A third of the country wants the police defunded.

      Normal.

    524. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      535. Unfortunately, it has become normal in urban areas. It has become a political cliche. Hear my liberal friends carry on about the homeless problems and crime, but they at the same time also advocate for defunding the police. It makes no sense, but who ever said liberals were able to think logically — its about emotion and being politically correct.

      Despite an increase in crime in San Diego, liberals protested when the police budget was actually increased in San Diego this year by $19 million. The mayor said it was “due to factors beyond his control”, as $15.1 million went into police pensions, and rising insurance and other increased costs took most the rest. This was sort of a smoke screen; the municipal employee unions are powerful, and politicians fear their power. Plus San Diego is not as radical as other cities, and there is fear of a backlash as crime rises.

    525. Wes says:

      I was just checking the RRH comments on Cuomo’s resignation. They make a good point:

      In Mikey’s state, people don’t mind if the Governor wrecks the local economy and by proxy sentences thousands to death. They want him gone for something equally reprehensible but less deadly.

    526. Wes says:

      Kathy Hochul will soon become Governor of New York. She lacks Cuomo’s clout with the political establishment, so she’ll likely be a rubber stamp for all the left-wing lunacy coming out of Albany.

    527. Bitterlaw says:

      Watched a few minutes of Little League baseball. They are 12-13 years old. Batter was 4’10” tall. Pitcher was 6’ tall. Batter laid down a perfect bunt.

    528. Tgca says:

      539

      AOC for NYC gubbernor!

    529. Tgca says:

      534

      Yes LisaB

      The other woman seemed annoying too but I can’t imagine showing an image of a teen in bed suffering from Covid, and not only mocking him, but then leaning into the camera in the last few seconds with a taunting message to his mom and grinning with a final smirk as if she’s happy he’s suffering.

      Then she posted this for all to see. This was not bad judgment. This was purposely cruel. It says she is a lowlife individual.

      She’s just ruined her business and life. Who wants to go and be associated with her now?

    530. Tgca says:

      541

      NYS gubbenor not NYC gubbernor but maybe she can be a write in for NYC mayor.

    531. Tgca says:

      Not fair!!!

      Gubbernor Cuomo resigns on the same day accused AZ pedophile Dem State Senator resigns too, overshadowing the ped’s resignation.

      At least Cuomo was accused of harassing adults. This pig was accused of having oral sex with a 12 year old boy and police supposedly have him admitting it on tape. He should do the McGreever speech and announce he’s a gay American too to invoke more sympathy. I’m sure NAMBLA will defend him then.

      https://nationalfile.com/breaking-democrat-arizona-senator-charged-with-child-molestation-resigns-after-six-days-of-outcry/

    532. Tgca says:

      540

      Wow! Bitter brags about adolescents getting stoned during sporting events.

      Shameful!

    533. Tgca says:

      Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
      Ha! Ha! Ha!

      MSN says Cuomo is Pandemic Hero.

      Pandemic Hero? REALLY!!!

      More like Nursing Home Gestapo.

      Pandemic ‘Hero’ Andrew Cuomo Finally Resigns in Disgrace

      https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/pandemic-hero-andrew-cuomo-finally-resigns-in-disgrace/ar-AAN9LGU

    534. Cash Cow TM says:

      As you know WV is among a slew of states giving away stuff to get people vaccinated. Cars, cash, etc.

      The granddaughter of a former coworker of Walt’s wife apparently just won over $588,000 in the WV lottery Gov. Justice has going on for people who have gotten vaccinated

    535. Cash Cow TM says:

      Cuomo resigns…

      Maybe it was to keep his pension.

      If he is removed by impeachment and conviction, I am not sure he gets his pension…

    536. Cash Cow TM says:

      Today was entertaining.

      I watched Walt try to figure out how to get to the fluorescent light fixture mounted in the middle of the 20 foot ceiling in the garage.

      He wrestled out the one big-assed ladder that folds in many ways to make a giant stepladder. But when he climbed it, the fixture was still about 6 inches away from his fingers.

      So he got some boards and plyboard and made a 6 inch platform on which he put the ladder.
      But it was still kinda dicey.

      So he got out the 20 foot extension ladder and bungee corded onto the big-assed so he could reach the light fixture. Took several tries…

      After laboring mightily, he changed both bulbs.
      STILL DIDN’T WORK!

      He checked the breaker box.
      He checked the GFI.
      He took light switch in laundry room apart–all ok.
      He watched many You Tube videos on troubleshooting those type of lights.
      NADA help.

      So he got frustrated and gave up and went outside in 11 degree heat and installed another 45 feet of pavers around yet another flower bed.

    537. Cash Cow TM says:

      CRISIS ALERT!!
      #########################
      DRUDGE has only 10 COVID-related stories up.

      Cuomo related articles had pushed COVID aside.

    538. Cash Cow TM says:

      WTF?

      Where did everyone go?

    539. Cash Cow TM says:

      12 out of 54 top news stories on AOL news are COVID related, So AOL will not be in nearly as much trouble as DRUDGE.

    540. jason says:

      I am accepting money and gifts to get vaccinated.

      I thank those contributing in advance.

    541. jason says:

      So he got frustrated and gave up and went outside in 11 degree heat”

      Walt is tough.

      He thinks 11 degrees is warm.

      It probably was when he walked across the Bering Sea.

    542. Cash Cow TM says:

      West Liberty University (near Wheeling WV) will be charging a $750 fee to any students who attend WLU who are not vaccinated for COVID.

    543. jason says:

      Pat All Gun Owners are Criminals Toomey voted against the infrastructure boondoggle.

      Wow, that will piss off his woke friends.

    544. jason says:

      I hope they get sued to remove the word Liberty from their name.

    545. Cash Cow TM says:

      It should have read:

      100 degree heat.

      Walt hiberates when it is only 11 degrees and refuses to go outside.

    546. Tgca says:

      New thwed!