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    McAuliffe Leads By 6% and 9% In Two New Polls in VA

    Two more polls from the state of Virginia showing Terry McAuliffe with a lead over Glenn Youngkin. These come from Change Research and Christopher Newport University.

    GOVERNOR – VIRGINIA (Change Research)
    Terry McAuliffe (D) 49%
    Glenn Youngkin (R) 43%

    GOVERNOR – VIRGINIA (CNU)
    Terry McAuliffe (D) 50%
    Glenn Youngkin (R) 41%

    Change Research completed their latest poll between August 17-21 among 1653 likely voters and Christopher Newport University did their poll between August 15-23 among 800 likely voters.

    Posted by Dave at 10:12 pm
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    554 Responses to “McAuliffe Leads By 6% and 9% In Two New Polls in VA”

    1. Bitterlaw says:

      The House approved $430.5 million for the Peace Corps budget for 2022. A complete waste of money on self-centered liberals unwilling to serve the country.

    2. jason says:

      Va deserves mcauliffe

    3. NYCmike says:

      Wissing with nary a word about today’s happenings….

    4. jason says:

      I agree with Bitter. Too much money for a boondoggle for young liberals to feel good about themselves. Just give the money directly if you want to do charity. If people want to volunteer let them do it at their own expense. I am against government paid “volunteerism”.

    5. Tina says:

      Let’s Build a MAGA Chaz!
      @NolteNC
      ·
      25m
      Today was the first time Biden looked like he regretted cheating.

    6. Bitterlaw says:

      Breaking News – Ghost of James Buchanan issues statement:

      “I want to thank President Biden for moving me out of last place on the ranking of Presidents.”

    7. Phil says:

      Agree completely with bitter also. He described the Peace Corps volunteers perfectly.

    8. jason says:

      I am sure there are altruistic people among the volunteers, my problem is with the program itself.
      I think it provides very little cost benefit.

      I remember my parents speaking about the Peace Corps where I lived, the view was they were a bunch of spoiled Americanos that really didn’t know much of anything.

      It should be privatized and operate with its own funds, not government money. That would immediately make it more efficient and professional.

    9. lisab says:

      actually the volunteers don’t much like the bureaucrats running it, although they like it being part of the government.

      a huge amount of the pc budget is just legal bribes to important people in the country, it does not go to the volunteers

      “oh, the president’s daughtner needs a job where she can practice her english, we got just the place for you”

      the money certainly does not go to the volunteers!

    10. lisab says:

      i wanted $12 worth of books from the embassy to help my students learn english

      bastards made me pay for it!

    11. jason says:

      I didn’t say it went to the volunteers, I said I just don’t like the concept in general.

      And of course the expenses of the volunteers are paid for, they don’t get a “salary” but they do cost the government money.

      There is no justification for this to be a government program, it should be privately funded and run.

      It would probably do a lot more good, be a lot more efficient, and the volunteers would get a lot more out of it.

    12. jason says:

      although they like it being part of the government.”

      Of course they do.

    13. lisab says:

      but … i’m not still bitter about it

    14. jason says:

      a huge amount of the pc budget is just legal bribes to important people in the country, ”

      Legal bribes is an oxymoron. But legal or not, it is a waste of money. You have to pay to operate a program that supposedly is designed to help the people in that country.

      Right there you can see there is a problem.

    15. lisab says:

      although they like it being part of the government.”

      Of course they do.
      ——————

      yes, they believe in the usa and are proud to serve their country

    16. lisab says:

      But legal or not, it is a waste of money.
      ——————-

      the volunteers don’t support this, the pc is run out of the embassy

      hiring the relatives of important people is not something the volunteers support, it is just what happens

    17. lisab says:

      There is no justification for this to be a government program, it should be privately funded and run.
      ————————-

      a major point of it is that it is a government program

      much of the world thinks the usa just blows people up

      as reagan said, “By the example of these Peace Corps volunteers, people throughout the world can understand that America’s heart is strong and her heart is good. These builders of peace, men and women of all ages, are not shouting in city parks or trying to second guess our defense planners. They’re using their God-given talents and skills to help others. They are pursuing the noble cause of peace by living the meaning of the poet, Emerson’s, words — “The only gift is a portion of thyself.”

    18. jason says:

      the volunteers don’t support this, the pc is run out of the embassy”

      I understand, but frankly it should not be the role of the embassy.

      If the volunteers are altruistic, they can join a privately funded and operated organization, they don’t need a government program.

      The embassy should be limited to providing emergency support if needed for US citizens in the country.

      The Peace Corps is an expensive boondoggle that should end. It won’t, I know, but I would hope every R endeavors to cut their funding as much as possible.

    19. jason says:

      Reagan is right, but the volunteers can do all that in private organizations. They don’t need the government for applying their “God Given talents and skills to help others”.

      There are many great organizations that are privately funded that use volunteers.

      This is not a role for the government.

    20. lisab says:

      If the volunteers are altruistic, they can join a privately funded and operated organization, they don’t need a government program.
      ————————–

      they don’t want to serve a private organization, and not because of it being private sector, they want to serve the country.

      these are not people that want to just help poor people, they could do that at home in the usa, and most have — it is part of the application

      i cannot say ALL volunteers feel this way, but most are very proud to serve their country

      we have to swear to uphold and defend the constitution and everything, it is a big deal

    21. jason says:

      although they like it being part of the government.”

      Of course they do.
      ——————

      yes, they believe in the usa and are proud to serve their country”

      BS. They are mostly liberals who think the government is the solution for everything, that is why they like working for the government.

      They view it as a socialist experiment, in which they can participate for free.

      I don’t want to pay for it. I would end it in a nanosecond because it is inefficient, poorly run, and as you already pointed out, corrupt to boot.

    22. lisab says:

      They don’t need the government for applying their “God Given talents and skills to help others”.
      ——————-

      like i said, pretty much all volunteers do … you wouldn’t be accepted if you had not already done such things in your community already

      it is definitely the desire of most to serve the usa

    23. jason says:

      Sorry, I think “the serving their country” part is a bunch of hogwash.

      It they really want to serve their country overseas, they should join the military.

      “they don’t want to serve a private organization, and not because of it being private sector, they want to serve the country”

      This makes zero sense. If they think they are “serving their country” by helping people overseas, then they can do that in private organizations. In fact, they will be more efficient, help more people and probably learn a lot more, because private organizations have much more expertise than the Peace Corps does.

    24. jason says:

      they want to serve the country”

      Good.

      I suggest the Marines, not the Peace Corps.

    25. jason says:

      I don’t want to pay for a feel good program for young socialists.

      Sorry.

    26. lisab says:

      BS. They are mostly liberals who think the government is the solution for everything, that is why they like working for the government.
      —————–

      no it is not bs.

      they are pretty idealistic.

      one of my peers actually worked for women in afghanistan … until her friend got blown up

      then she came home

    27. lisab says:

      I don’t want to pay for a feel good program for young socialists.

      Sorry.
      ———————–

      and most of them wouldn’t want to pay for tax breaks for amazon

    28. lisab says:

      to give you an idea of the volunteers do

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw5_yMt3mt0

      it basically makes americans look good overseas.

    29. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @AlexBerenson
      You think the Taliban couldn’t have stopped this?
      This is their parting gift to us. And they know Uncle Joe won’t do a thing.

      It is almost surreal in watching how incompetent and stupid Biden is now, and how liberals are trying to defend him.

    30. Tgca says:

      I don’t have a problem with the Peace Corp getting gubbermint funding if folks are really helping people in need. Who cares about their politics if they’re helping others.

      The Salvation Army and St. Vincent DePaul are volunteer-based religious organizations that receive government grants to assist with providing needs to the public through many of their volunteers. Should they also be 100% privatized as well and stripped of gubbermint funding?

      Churches also do not pay taxes for their services or property taxes even though religions like Catholic Church has enormous wealth in property. One could argue they should not be exempt from taxes which is a gubbermint benefit.

      …and often these religions are pushing an agenda, especially their volunteers so I see them no different than volunteers in the Peace Corps.

    31. Tgca says:

      From the last thread.

      Reagan knew how to deliver a speech because he was an actor and accomplished public personality. A good deal of his persona was Hollywood showmanship just like Bill Clinton, who was also good at acting and captivating audiences. Both knew how to use vocal inflection, facial expressions, and body language and stature to come across as genuine both in audiences and in person.

      I value presidents on their accomplishments and insight and less on their theatrics.

      Again, I think Reagan was a good President but he was not a great one. A lot of his history has been re-written like that of JFK so it’s more about the myth of these men than their accomplishments. Just like there’s a myth being developed on Obama that I think many will see as greatness within 50 years but not because of accomplishments.

      The same could be said of Lincoln and FDR, more myth than facts. Both broke laws and put the Constitution in serious jeopardy but also did great things.

      Presidents are human beings and some are gifted with communication talents that outshine their accomplishments.

    32. Gordon Allen says:

      The “people ” who ” instruct” Biden on who to call on at a press conference instruct him on what else one wonders?

    33. Bitterlaw says:

      Members of the Peace Corps do not serve their country. They aid other countries and serve their own egos.

    34. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Phil
      This is great news! The MSM is super quiet about this Voting Integrity Legislation getting approved by the Texas House as opposed to the useless Democrat walk-out/filibuster of the bill.
      Atta-Boys to the Texas GOP with this big victory.

      https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/26/texas-house-voting-restrictions-bill/

    35. Tom says:

      The problem with the Peace Corp. is the same for too many government programs. There is no evidence that the program is achieving its stated goals or anything useful. There are no metrics built into these programs that quantify their effectiveness. They just launch them, fund them year after year, and never question if they are working or not.

    36. Gordon Allen says:

      TGCA i’m with you on favoring accomplishment over appearance. I believe Reagan was a Great President because in his SECOND term he laid the foundation for the End of the Cold War, and maintained the high level of growth reached in 1983/4. People forget the unemployment rate was 7.4 % on Election Day 1984, and the inflation rate over 4 % still, and the Cold War at full blast.
      Judged on only one term he wouldn’t be considered great, which has been my point often.The only Great one term Presidents in my book were Polk(greatly underrated) and Lincoln; the latter because he only lasted a month into his Second Term.

    37. Bitterlaw says:

      they want to serve the country.

      By leaving it? Well, getting rid of flaming liberals for a few years is a plus. By the way, the great patriots of the Peace Corps ban anybody who ever worked for the CIA from joining it.

    38. Phil says:

      Sheeple, yes, as expected, the Texas voting law goes through easily. I wasn’t thrilled about the slanted way that article was written but, hey, it was the Texas Tribune. What did I expect?

    39. Bitterlaw says:

      For those keeping score at home:

      Jason served the US
      Marv served the US
      GF served the US

      I did not serve the US because of discrimination against diabetics
      Lisab did not serve the US.

    40. jason says:

      I value presidents on their accomplishments and insight and less on their theatrics.”

      Me too.

      That is why Ronald Reagan was by far the best President in my lifetime, probably in the 20th century.

      And of course Tgca keep the cheap shots going against Reagan, making himself look like an ass with the old leftwing talking point about Reagan being an “actor”.

      Reagan was an effective speaker and a great communicator not because he had once been an actor, but because he knew what he was talking about and filled his speeches with real content and delivered them with great wit and competence.

      Reagan’s Presidency was great not based on “myths” or favorable historical reviews, in fact Reagan does not benefit from the JFK Camelot BS because he was a conservative and a Republican. Reagan’s image is positive not because of any “myths”, most of the left wing press and the liberal “historians” don’t like him.

      It is actually the opposite of what Tgca wrote above. Reagan’s accomplishments have not been “re-written” like JFK’s, they have actually been belittled and ignored, but survive nonetheless.

    41. lisab says:

      Biggest and Best Airlift Since Stalingrad

      MSNBC

    42. lisab says:

      bitterlaw did not serve, because he chose not to serve

    43. lisab says:

      the Peace Corps ban anybody who ever worked for the CIA from joining it.
      ———————–

      yes, broadly speaking, you cannot be a spy and join
      countries wouldn’t like that

    44. jason says:

      The Salvation Army and St. Vincent DePaul are volunteer-based religious organizations that receive government grants to assist with providing needs to the public through many of their volunteers. Should they also be 100% privatized as well and stripped of gubbermint funding?”

      The Peace Corps is a government program, nothing like the Salvation Army and St Vincent DePaul.

      I would be ok with the Peace Corps being like them, yes.

      Next question?

    45. jason says:

      countries wouldn’t like that”

      So “countries” get to dictate to the US who gets to “help” them?

      One more reason to get rid of this boondoggle.

      And of course, about 0.1% of CIA workers are “spies”, if that many.

    46. Bitterlaw says:

      Lisab continues this lie. The definition of service to the US is being in the military. I was denied the opportunity but tried 5 times to obtain a waiver. Once in high school when I was sent to West Point for a physical exam. I was told diabetics can’t serve. In college, the colonel who taught the ROTC courses requested a waiver for me to enroll in the program and serve upon graduation. It was denied. In law school, I applied to the JAG for the Army, Navy, and Marines. I was denied by all of them solely because of diabetes.

      Lisab chose not to serve because she is a flaming liberal.

    47. lisab says:

      often these religions are pushing an agenda, especially their volunteers so I see them no different than volunteers in the Peace Corps.
      ————————

      that is the issue

      MANY churches run missions overseas

      and thus many of the only experiences people have with americans are with very religious christians who are not always upfront about their intentions

      they often do things that don’t help the usa

    48. lisab says:

      you did not serve

      and you did not serve because you chose not to

      and the military did not want you because you are physically a liability, they are not a job placement organization for weak men

    49. Bitterlaw says:

      It is not “broadly speaking.” The Peace Corps bans everybody who ever worked for the CIA in any position from joining.

    50. jason says:

      The problem with the Peace Corp. is the same for too many government programs. There is no evidence that the program is achieving its stated goals or anything useful. There are no metrics built into these programs that quantify their effectiveness. They just launch them, fund them year after year, and never question if they are working or not.”

      Exactly.

      The problem with the Peace Corps is that is really designed for the volunteers, not the recipients.

      There are many good ways to “serve your country”, the Peace Corps is not one of them.

    51. lisab says:

      So “countries” get to dictate to the US who gets to “help” them?
      ———————

      yes, surprisingly many countries enforce their borders

      and very often countries do not allow missionaries

    52. Bitterlaw says:

      and you did not serve because you chose not to

      Since the only way to “serve” the US is to enlist in the military AND I applied 5 times to serve in the military but was denied 5 times because of diabetes, how did I “choose” not to serve?

    53. lisab says:

      The problem with the Peace Corps is that is really designed for the volunteers, not the recipients.
      ——————

      it is actually designed for the state department

      (for better or worse)

    54. lisab says:

      gotta run, but just assume i mock bitterlaw for the next 100 posts

      cheers!

    55. jason says:

      they often do things that don’t help the usa”

      Zzzzz…

      lisab is now trying to portray the Peace Corps as some kind of “public relations” for the USA, I am glad she is at least honest enough not to pretend it is of some great benefit to the recipient countries.

      If the purpose of the Peace Corps is “public relations” then we really need to spend the money elsewhere, because in my experience they don’t have that great an “image”, they are often viewed as spoiled elitists that think they know more than the locals when they really don’t.

    56. jason says:

      Is Biden going after him?

      “WASHINGTON — The Taliban’s new self-proclaimed chief of security in Kabul is someone who was designated a terrorist by the U.S. government 10 years ago and is subject to a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture.”

    57. jason says:

      it is actually designed for the state department

      (for better or worse)”

      Worse.

    58. Bitterlaw says:

      Maybe lisab can explain why she chose not to serve the US when she returns.

    59. jason says:

      BREAKING: death toll from Kabul airport attack jumped to 170 people including 32 men, 3 woman & 3 children. Identity or 132 others still unidentifiable. Nearly 200 people also wounded.”

    60. jason says:

      Truth be known, I bet most of the Peace Corps “volunteers” view it as an opportunity to indoctrinate ignorant locals with socialism.

    61. jason says:

      Always go to UK newspapers for a more accurate view of Biden.”

      Why?

      I was told here that the MSM has no influence on what people think.

    62. jason says:

      I am not going to discuss the Peace Corps further, I have said my piece (pun intended, GFYs) but I agree with Bitter that if you volunteer to assist in other countries, no matter how worthwhile the project is, you are not “serving the US”.

      The argument that you are “serving the US” by being some kind of public relations or “ambassador of good will” is very weak.

      If you want to pat yourself on the back, tout whatever successes you had while in the Peace Corps, how many people you implemented rooftop gardens for or dug wells for or whatever.

      But “serving your country”? No.

    63. jason says:

      The Peace Corps should be privatized. It should be non-partisan, non-religious and funded by private donors.

      If there are countries that view them as missionaries and don’t want to allow entry, fine, many others will accept.

      If the US government wants to provide some grants for specific aims viewed as of interest to the US for strategic or humanitarian reasons, I am ok with that.

    64. jason says:

      Ok, now we can discuss the sweater Bitter left on the chair while giving his speech at the meeting.

    65. jason says:

      If you doubted Psaki is a moron…

      “And as I noted a few minutes ago, any day where you lose servicemembers is — may be the worst day of your presidency, and hopefully there’s not more. But we are certainly early in the presidency at this point in time.“

    66. Tina says:

      So, the gubment is blaming the Taliban for a security failure,

    67. jason says:

      “U.S. officials in Kabul gave the Taliban a list of names of American citizens, green card holders and Afghan allies to grant entry into the militant-controlled outer perimeter of the city’s airport, a choice that’s prompted outrage behind the scenes from lawmakers and military officials.”

    68. jason says:

      Taliban thanks US for kill list, saves time and expedites efficiency.

    69. jason says:

      The US should have placed a “self destruct” circuit in all the heavy equipment they gave the Afghan army such as Blackhawk helicopters.

      It would have a “poison pill” that could activated remotely to fry all the electronics and render the equipment useless barring expensive and highly technical overhauls.

    70. jason says:

      Even now they should just send in drones to destroy the helicopters.

    71. Bitterlaw says:

      Ok, now we can discuss the sweater Bitter left on the chair while giving his speech at the meeting.

      Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. I do not own any sweaters. No man should ever wear a sweater. Or drink wine.

    72. jason says:

      Where is NYC?

      WE ARE WINNING!

      https://nypost.com/2021/08/26/hochuls-support-for-illegal-immigrant-funding-suggests-shes-no-moderate/

      Meanwhile, has a vote been called yet on the brilliant idea of reducing LEGAL immigration by 50%?

    73. jason says:

      Real men drink wine. They just don’t drink Merlot.

    74. Tgca says:

      My point is not to glorify the Peace Corp but to state it’s not different than many other organizations that get gubbermint funding.

      …and, yes, I agree the Peace Corps is largely a politically good will organization for the US gubbermint and less about helping others like many other programs we have overseas…think about ambassadorships. They largely are there to show the US wants to show it has an interest in a foreign gubbermint not because they are doing anything of value but for optics. Do we really need a presence in New Zealand, Denmark, Belize, Zimbabwe, Laos, …?

      Do we really need any of these? No! We are there for strategic goodwill, nothing more…and often these positions are staffed by the same do-gooder types that work in the Peace Corp and the UN, or they’re political favors for someone who has party allegiance or supported POTUS.

      By Bitter’s definition, anyone in gubbermint serves their nation because they are working “for the people and support of the US.”

      I guess you could say the Americans who work at the UN are serving their nation too because they are seeking to advance the US interests, as are people who work at the border.

      So it’s silly to trash some perceived wasteful gubbermint supported agencies and not others.

    75. Tgca says:

      64

      I don’t disagree with you there.

      But it is what it is and there is probably no will to change it in the foreseeable future because the US sees it as a gesture of goodwill and optics of its caring for the less fortunate countries.

    76. Tgca says:

      66

      I never had that doubt!

      I would also add “stoopid skanky Bish” in reference to Psaki.

    77. Tgca says:

      70

      I am sure Biden would tell you they considered that as a contingency they planned for as well but opted against for a list of reasons.

      No matter what issue you bring forth, Joe already thought it through because he’s that smart!

    78. jason says:

      the US sees it as a gesture of goodwill and optics of its caring for the less fortunate countries.”

      No the “US”.

      The liberal intelligentsia sees it that way.

    79. Tgca says:

      72

      But what about pomegranate juice?

      Should men drink that?

    80. Tgca says:

      79

      Unfortunately, it’s not just the libs but conservatives too. Many conservatives are part of the intelligentsia class but act like they’re not. Think Romney for one.

      These types love their DC cocktail parties.

    81. Bitterlaw says:

      By Bitter’s definition, anyone in gubbermint serves their nation because they are working “for the people and support of the US.”

      That is not my definition. My definition of service was very specific – “The definition of service to the US is being in the military.”

    82. Bitterlaw says:

      But what about pomegranate juice?

      Should men drink that?

      No

    83. Tgca says:

      82

      I think the police serve just as a vital function as military do so they serve their nation as well. Police officers in many areas are at risk for bodily harm and death, and just like active military in missions, deal with threats daily.

    84. Tgca says:

      83

      Bitter thinks Wes is a p*ssy!

    85. GF says:

      “In law school, I applied to the JAG for the Army, Navy, and Marines. I was denied by all of them solely because of diabetes.”
      ***************************************************

      You should have tried the Chair Force, Bitter; I’m surprised that more of those desk drivers aren’t morbidly obese if not diabetic.

      (And that’s as close as I’ll get to a weight-based joke because I could stand to drop a few myself. Being 6’3″ helps one hide a few of those pounds, but I know how my waistline feels.)

    86. GF says:

      80- Depends, it is a great anti-oxidant, but still very tart. If you can handle the tartness, by all means, drink up.

      Makes a good mixer for a number of cocktails, though.

    87. Tgca says:

      Chit!

      I’m booking a trip to Afghanistan tomorrow.

      Biden leaves stacks and stacks (pallets) of U.S. $100 dollar bills for the Taliban…

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/biden-leaves-stacks-and-stacks-pallets-of-u-s-100-dollar-bills-for-the-taliban/

    88. Tgca says:

      GF

      At 6’3 your ideal healthy weight should be 135 pounds.

      Eat more TOFU!!!

    89. Tgca says:

      87

      Too much juice is not good for you because though there are healthy benefits, it’s sugar, granted healthier sugar than soda or junk food sugars but still sugar and the body needs only do much of those carbs.

      Sugar if any type will be stored and converted to fat if not immediately utilized by the body.

      I’ve known many people to try and lose weight on juice diets and they generally don’t work in the long run due to high content of carbs over protein and fat.

    90. Bitterlaw says:

      84 Good point. Hopefully, we can at least agree that being in the Peace Corps is NOT serving the US.

    91. jason says:

      I think the police serve just as a vital function as military”

      Police are essentially local. They serve the community not really the “US”.

      The FBI however is “US” so I suppose if you go to work for them you are serving the country.

    92. Tgca says:

      92

      No you stoopid f*ckin’ moron simpleton JO nitwit mental midget!

      Local communities are a subset of the US community so by nature they serve the US community as well.

      In essence every gubbermint job is serving the US but I agree not all provide services that are essential or important as others.

    93. Tina says:

      “The FBI however is “US” so I suppose if you go to work for them you are serving the country.”

      Yes, they work at arresting MAGA grandmas and spying on Trump.

    94. Tina says:

      Flaccid R leadership. Useless, Mccrappy is just frustrated. What is Mitchie opinion?

      Rep. Kevin McCarthy: “Look, I’m extremely frustrated with this president.”

    95. Tgca says:

      93

      Sorry! CVS has not delivered my Tourette’s meds yet. I ran out yesterday.

    96. jason says:

      “How many ISIS-K prisoners were left at Bagram and believed to have been released from the prison there & why weren’t they removed before the U.S. pulled out to some place like Gitmo?”

      Kirby: “Well, I don’t know the exact number. Clearly, it’s in the thousands”

    97. jason says:

      Local communities are a subset of the US community so by nature they serve the US community as well.”

      LOL

      No. Local communities are local communities.

      There are local, state and national attributions.

      Stop digging a deeper hole.

      Working for the police force in Blue Ball PA is not a federal job.

    98. Tgca says:

      97

      Stop questioning the Biden admin!

      They know what they’re doing and got this under control.

      They always expected attacks and casualties would escalate to levels not seen in 10 years upon withdrawal.

      They had planned contingencies for every situation and thought everything through but sometimes you have to weigh the consequences of actions too.

      Clearly, you just don’t get the Big picture.

    99. Tina says:

      Guy Benson
      @guypbenson
      ·
      31m
      “They sent my son over there as a paper pusher and then had the Taliban outside providing security… I blame my own military leaders… Biden turned his back on him. That’s it.”
      Quote Tweet

      Lyndsey Fifield
      @lyndseyfifield
      · 38m
      “The Marines who came to deliver the news of Kareem’s death were ‘more choked up than me… I was actually trying to console them…’”

      Dad of Marine Slain in Kabul Vents Anger at Military, Biden: https://bit.ly/3jkCIov

    100. Tgca says:

      99

      I never said working for police is a federal job. I said local law enforcement protect and serve the US which they do in their regional capacity within the US. They are essential to protecting the US at local levels.

      Go back and learn how to read Engwish you fotha muckin’ stoopid a$$ JO simpleton moron dirtbag c*ck sucking retarded Bish!

    101. Tgca says:

      Ding Dong!

      Ah! Be right back.

      My Tourette’s meds have arrived…just in time.

    102. jason says:

      They are essential to protecting the US at local levels.”

      Dang, that is some violent pretzel twisting there…

      Just admit your comment was asinine and we can move on.

    103. jason says:

      hey are essential to protecting the US at local levels.”

      Actually they are protecting the local community at the local level.

      This convoluted and meaningless drivel about “protecting the US at local level” is really unmitigated horse crap.

      Stop digging.

    104. jason says:

      Biden says terrorists don’t deserve to live?

      Zzzzzz…

    105. Tgca says:

      104

      No it’s not asinine! On 9/11 and when we were attacked. The 1st responders to the World Trade Center were local enforcement of which 50+ perished.

      Please tell their families that they did not die serving their country and see how that goes over.

    106. Tgca says:

      Further, local law enforcement is instrumental in providing security and tactical support in local threats of any kind including terrorism.

      I was at NYC Times Square on New Years Eve 2002 and it was jammed with police prepared for terrorist threats.

      I guess they’re not serving their country when there’s a high alert for terrorist threats either, eh?

    107. Tgca says:

      Many large city police departments have tactical units trained to deal with terrorist threats and work in coordination with other federal law enforcement agencies, and they include SWAT, bomb units, etc who are generally 1st on the scene before any federal force shows up.

      Tell them that putting their lives on the line is not serving their country but that your hero Dr. Fow-chee, a bureaucratic desk jockey with a poor record of accuracy, who you revered as serving his country qualifies for such service.

    108. Tgca says:

      Many of these local law enforcement are trained just as well, and often better than military folks serving over seas.

      So whether you protect your country locally, in the air, on the ground, in the water, or in a foreign land, you still play a part and serve your country regardless what department you are in and who pays your salary.

    109. Tgca says:

      This is what’s wrong with American military wokeness.

      Bragging she’s gonna shoot Americans under martial law shows she’s not fit to be in the military.

      This dyke needs to be thrown out of the army ASAP!

      I saw another complete video of her, she’s reported as an LGBTQ activist, where she’s mocking someone for their political rant,p, whether rightly or not, and that’s where this clip came from.

      Regardless of what others say, you don’t post videos in your uniform threatening to shoot Americans if it comes down to it.

      She is no longer fit to serve.

      https://creativedestructionmedia.com/analysis/2021/08/27/cdmedia-initiates-formal-media-inquiry-with-fort-bliss-over-soldier-saying-she-will-shoot-americans/

    110. Meldrim says:

      #30, Tgca, so you think that, when the government grants tax exemption to a religious charity (basically, that it won’t take away private property donated to the charity), it is the equivalent of the government giving money to the Peace Corps? So if you earned $100,000 and the government taxed your income at 35%, do you think that it allowed you to keep $65,000 of your income, meaning that the government “gave you” more than it gave to welfare recipients who get $25,000 a year (or whatever it is)? With “conservatives” like these, who needs Leftists?

    111. Tgca says:

      112

      No Meldrim!

      I’m making a point that if folks think volunteerism should be private with no gubbermint funding, then it should be across the board and not applied selectively due only to political preference.

      I personally don’t advocate taking away tax benefits from churches as long as we don’t provide them special treatment over other organizations that provide similar and often volunteer services for the community.

      As this debate over the Peace Corps has been had here many times before, I think their is a prejudice against them simply because often lefties like the Peace Corp. I doubt you’d see the same reservation here if the Peace Corps was made up of conservatives.

      My point is politics should not dictate what community service organizations get funding and not, but unfortunately that is the nature of the beast on both sides.

      As a devout Catholic, I appreciate the community services churches provide but I also know they’re sitting on great wealth, at least in land and property that could be used for better use if they did not get the tax exemptions for them.

    112. Tgca says:

      I would further say that the Catholic Church is a bit of an oxymoron because they push for certain issues considered conservative like lifestyle and moral compassing, but then they are radically liberal on others like sanctuary for illegal aliens and believing more money should be given towards community servicing.

      If the Catholic Church had its way, every Catholic would give more of their earnings to the church and will the Church their assets upon death.

      That in itself sounds very similar to those that believe gubbermint taxes are the best way to do good for communities.

    113. NYCmike says:

      #113 – Peace Corps is funded with money TAKEN from taxpayers.

      Charities/churches are funded with money GIVEN by its donors.

      What does politics have to do with this?

    114. NYCmike says:

      “If the Catholic Church had its way….”

      -They definitely try to get more and more donations from their faithful, BUT they can only get what is GIVEN to them. They do not have the power to COERCE “donations” like a state entity (government) does.

    115. GF says:

      116- Well, not any more. Back in the bad old days, they had their own sort of Praetorian guard to go around and harass people to get what they wanted (or just torture and burn them outright if they felt like it). I mean, nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition! 😉

      Now, they only have the Swiss Guardsmen, and while halberds are scary, they can’t reach me from their lofty perch in the Vatican, so I only have to worry about nuns armed with rulers.

    116. Tgca says:

      Lastly on the Catholic Church, historically it has protected criminals in addition to servicing their communities.

      I always refer to the one instance, I think from the early 2000s where an illegal alien had on more than one occasion came to the US and used stolen ID to stay and work here. She was deported on more than one occasion but the church held her up in its property for a few months knowing that the gubbermint had no appetite for raiding a church and forcibly deporting her.

      As far as I’m concerned, she is a selfish lying unethical Bish who knowingly stole and fraudulently used ID of others causing them harm with creditors and the IRS until she got busted. The church protected her for months.

      If I had done the same thing, I would be prosecuted and jailed for fraud and theft.

      There’s an example where I think that particular church should lose its tax exemption for harboring criminals, and the protests and nuns be prosecuted for such criminal harboring.

    117. Tgca says:

      115. NYC

      Many community organizations are funded with money taken from Taxpayers.

      What about soup kitchens? Veterans outreach? Memorials? Homelessness? Drug affects? AIDS programs? Community health clinics?

      Should all these be abandoned fir gubbermint funding and replaced with volunteerism because they TAKE money from taxpayers?

      You’re playing politics here because you don’t like liberals. You’re guilty of their same tactics by wanting to do away with programs you don’t agree with over the politics of the servants and not the service provided.

      That’s hypocrisy! Don’t complain about liberal tactics when you’re advocating the same.

    118. Tgca says:

      115

      …and many charities do receive gubbermint funding, including tax benefits which is a source of funding.

      If you don’t pay taxes on donations or property, that’s a gubbermint benefit.

    119. NYCmike says:

      “What about soup kitchens? Veterans outreach? Memorials? Homelessness? Drug affects? AIDS programs? Community health clinics?”

      -ALL of these types of programs, in the early part of this country’s history, were run exclusively by churches/charitable organizations.

      Do I think ALL public services should be gotten rid of? No.

      BUT, the state should definitely perform services where it can be shown they do it better than the private sector.

      As a person who is qualified in statistical data analysis, such as YOU, I would think you would welcome another chance to show off your expertise!

    120. NYCmike says:

      “You’re playing politics here because you don’t like liberals. You’re guilty of their same tactics by wanting to do away with programs you don’t agree with over the politics of the servants and not the service provided.”

      -Not true.

      The Peace Corps is a really NICE idea.

      Should government be the institution in charge of that idea?

      If a religion is in charge of a program, you expect them to proselytize those they are helping…….which is why the space to organize these programs should be open to all religions/groups. Going in, you know they have an agenda, and you get to choose if you want to do what they require to get help.

    121. Wes says:

      What the hell kind of conversation have I opened my browser to?

    122. Tgca says:

      121. NYC

      I don’t understand your comments on analysis but my point is you’re comments suggest you’re cherry picking what gubbermint funding should apply to while ignoring others simply because you disagree politically with folks that choose to support those funded groups.

      I’m just pointing out the hypocrisy of posters here clearly against the Peace Corps simply because it tends to attract bleeding heart liberals. I would bet there would be no such criticism of that group if it attracted mostly right wingers.

      At least those folks in the Peace Corps are trying to help others in need regardless of their politics. So before you critique the volunteer services of others, I ask you what volunteer service have you done to make a difference in the lives of needy people…and sorry…coaching middle and upperclass kids in sports is great community service but not on the same level of helping those truly in need?

    123. Tgca says:

      123

      Shut up Wes! You can’t join in this conversation because you’re not a REAL man because you drink wine and pomegranate juice. See posts from Bitter and Jadon earlier today to understand that reference.

    124. NYCmike says:

      Tgca,

      I haven’t critiqued anyone. God Bless those who volunteer for the Peace Corps!

      Do I put them on the same level as those who serve in the military? NO F*cking way!

      I am asking the same question of every government program that isn’t a constitutionally-backed job: Is the federal (this applies to state/city/county/etc etc level issues as well) government the best entity to be in charge for a specific duty??

    125. Tgca says:

      122

      Bull dinky! You’re excusing away your bias.

      Let me be clear, I am neither advocating or against the Peace Corps but they should not be denied gubbermint funding because you don’t like the politics of their members.

      Under your view, AIDS organizations should not receive gubbermint funding because the vast majority of their organizations members are radically left.

      I am separating the service provided from the service provider. If you can’t do that, then you’re no better than those on the left who you criticize as hypocrites.

      For the record, I agree organizations providing service should not be preaching their politics but we know they do and always will, both left and right, as that is human nature.

      Again, I say focus on the service provided and not the service provider…and if it can be done more efficiently and to better standards privately, without gubbermint funds…great! … I’m all for that as well.

    126. NYCmike says:

      “I don’t understand your comments on analysis….”

      -I believe it was A-Hole jason who earlier mentioned the government does not use any metrics to see if their programs are worthwhile or not.

      That is why I mentioned your “expertise”.

    127. NYCmike says:

      “Under your view, AIDS organizations should not receive gubbermint funding because the vast majority of their organizations members are radically left.”

      -AIDS organizations should not receive ENDLESS government funding unless they can show that the funding is still needed and is being used to make a positive difference……and even then, eventually, private organizations should raise their own funds instead of getting the right politicians to support their organization.

      I say the same for Boy Scouts, Planned Parenthood, parochial schools, etc etc etc.

    128. NYCmike says:

      March Of Dimes
      M.S.
      Cystic Fibrosis

      List goes on and on

      None of these should get government moneys guaranteed to them every year without showing their work, their successes and the reasons why they deserve to get tax-payer money.

    129. Tgca says:

      126

      I never argued they are on the same level as military personnel who are stationed abroad in combat ready missions.

      I’ve argued they provide a service that should be treated equitably for gubbermint funding as organizations that provide similar services.

      In addition, the Peace Corps operate in places where often there is little protection and they are targets for crime. There is a report on the internet that discusses this in detail so I would not minimize their work as all peachy.

    130. NYCmike says:

      ” There is a report on the internet that discusses this in detail so I would not minimize their work as all peachy.”

      -Never did that in the first place!

    131. Tgca says:

      130

      That we could agree on.

      But also be aware that not all charity is equitable across the board. Breast cancer gets enormously more attention and support than other illnesses much more deadlier but that’s because it’s more PC to support breast cancer than other charities.

    132. NYCmike says:

      “But also be aware that not all charity is equitable across the board. Breast cancer gets enormously more attention and support than other illnesses much more deadlier but that’s because it’s more PC to support breast cancer than other charities.”

      -Exactly why government should not be in the charity business!

    133. Tgca says:

      128

      I don’t do private surveys. I rely on professionally garnered data to analyze, and sometimes that data may not be complete, or it may be skewed, or just plain biased as well so analysis does not always draw accurate conclusions.

      Many gubbermint programs require excessive reporting in their grants.

      Years ago, I worked on a project and the amount of paperwork we had to do for the grant and reporting was absurd. I know of companies that pass on gubbermint work relating to grants because the paperwork administration was too unduly burdensome.

      But the gubbermint has numerous oversight departments that supposedly review grants to ensure waste is kept to a minimum but I’m not sure these departments always do a good job in their oversight.

    134. Tgca says:

      134

      I don’t disagree.

      But go ahead and tell all those you listed that the gubbermint will cut funding and watch the onslaught of criticism and negative media exposure that would ensue.

      I don’t think one male politician has the guts to say breast cancer services should be all volunteer and receive no gubbermint funding.

    135. Wes says:

      Fresh off the culmination of a decade worth of commitment to helping Schumer become Senate Majority Leader, Mikey is now railing against frivolous government spending.

      Ironic.

    136. Tgca says:

      Before I forget…

      Hey LisaB

      NYC says in 126 God Bless you for your Peace Corps work.

      This shows what a nice kind person you are to volunteer your time to help the needy.

    137. Tgca says:

      137

      To be fair Wes, I think we can all agree there are many wasteful programs with good intent that the gubbermint will probably never end because either one political side or the other like throwing scraps to their constituents and political supporters.

      I worry more about the reported $85 billion in weapons and machinery the US just donated to the Taleebon then how much funding we give the libs in the Peace Corps.

    138. Tgca says:

      Personally, I think the gubbermint should fund service announcements to get more people to eat tofu.

      Public bulletins with tasty tofu recipes would go a long way to fighting obesity and other unhealthy eating habits.

      This is good gubbermint spending.

    139. NYCmike says:

      “But the gubbermint has numerous oversight departments that supposedly review grants to ensure waste is kept to a minimum but I’m not sure these departments always do a good job in their oversight.”

      -“supposedly” is the key word.

    140. lisab says:

      NYC says in 126 God Bless you for your Peace Corps work.
      ———–

      well thank you nyc,

      but the peace corps is not a charity

      although it is technically an independent organization, functionally it is an extension of the embassy.

      volunteers are put into specific jobs and projects that the embassy thinks will earn the usa good pr.

      for example, education. if a large portion of a country cannot read or write, the embassy might think they can get a lot of good will by teaching people to read or write. same with health, agriculture, business, etc.

      got to run again, just assume i mock bitter for another 100 posts again.

    141. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes – This all started because lisab thinks she “served” the US because she was in the Peace Corps. I said that is absurd. Jason agreed that she did not serve the US.

    142. Bitterlaw says:

      Damn. Lisabitch did not explain how I chose to not serve the US when I was not allowed to serve in the military.

    143. Tgca says:

      142. LisaB

      Don’t be so humble! Learn how to take a compliment.

      You’re a kind sweet person giving to your community.

      Many here know that.

    144. Tgca says:

      …and LisaB…thank you for service to your country and the world community too.

    145. Marv says:

      Hi Folks,

      Anyone heard whether or not the Taliban has control of Kabul International or not? Reports earlier today said the control to pass to them as early as tonight.

      https://m.jpost.com/breaking-news/taliban-forces-in-kabul-airport-ready-to-take-over-taliban-officials-677922/amp?__twitter_impression=true

    146. Tgca says:

      HA!!!

      As expected, fed judge dismisses lawsuit arguing the CA recall election is unconstitutional.

      U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald, an Obama appointee, said there was “nothing unconstitutional about placing in one ballot a vote for or against the recall of the governor and then a vote for a replacement candidate.

      No doubt, it would be cheaper and simpler to replace a sitting governor with the lieutenant governor,” Fitzgerald wrote. “But for over one hundred years, California has chosen a different procedure. The United States Constitution does not prevent that.”

      https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-08-27/judge-dismisses-lawsuit-against-newsom-recall

    147. NYCmike says:

      Marv,

      Hadn’t heard that, but makes total sense! /s

    148. Tgca says:

      148

      Bring the dogs home 1st. Then people. Then cats.

      Also, I’m all for bringing those that supported us in Afghanistan to the US but we still have to make sure we’re not letting in looneys. Unfortunately, sometimes we align ourselves with seedy elements in these hostile area that otherwise may not be outstanding citizens, and even though that may not be the majority of folks, proper vetting is still needed.

      Our folks who worked with them in Afghanistan know who can and cannot be trusted so we need them to be part of that vetting process as well.

    149. Tgca says:

      Anti Trumper Bolton says it’s Trump fault on CNN.

      It’s actually funny that CNN would have Bolton of all people on its network given his past and their disdain for him but if he says Trump is bad…come on down.

      https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/08/27/bolton-blames-trump-for-afghanistan-chaos-negotiated-this-deal-only-with-the-taliban/

    150. Bitterlaw says:

      ISIS “planner” killed in zone strike. Hmmmmm. If the US could find and kill a member of ISIS today, shouldn’t the military have been looking for him 2 days ago? I doubt he decided to become a terrorist yesterday.

    151. Tina says:

      Marv, they don’t have operational control over the Airport,

      They are getting technical advisors from Qatar.

    152. jason says:

      CNN is unhinged.

      “By that standard, George W. Bush should have resigned on September 12, 2001. Franklin Delano Roosevelt should have resigned after Pearl Harbor. Bill Clinton should have resigned after the Oklahoma City bombing.”

      They forgot to mention GWB didn’t cause 9/11, FDR didn’t cause Pearl Harbor and Bill Clinton did not cause the OKC bombing.

      Biden, on the other hand, is responsible for this debacle.

    153. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “With the Taliban growing more violent and adding checkpoints near Kabul’s airport, an all-volunteer group of American veterans of the Afghan war launched a final daring mission on Wednesday night dubbed the “Pineapple Express” to shepherd hundreds of at-risk Afghan elite forces and their families to safety, members of the group told ABC News.”

    154. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Bill Maher at his best:

      “”What’s the lesson of Afghanistan. Maybe it’s that everyone from the giant dorm room b—- session that is the internet should take a good look at what real oppression looks like,” Maher continued. “Ask your maid, ask your Uber driver, ask the Asian woman giving you a massage. … America may not be the country of your faculty lounge and Twitter dreams, but no one here tries to escape by hanging on to an airplane. No, we wait ’til we get inside the plane to fight – and only because they cut off the beverage service.””

    155. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden’s Job approval has fallen. One unexpected cause was a section of the MSM turned against him because of the Afghanistan fiasco.

      “Joe Biden down 5 from a month ago, down 9 from two months ago… The current totals include 22% who Strongly Approve and 35% who Strongly Disapprove.”

      https://scottrasmussen.com/biden-approval

    156. jason says:

      Wes – This all started because lisab thinks she “served” the US because she was in the Peace Corps. I said that is absurd. Jason agreed that she did not serve the US.”

      Right and then Tgca became confused between working for the public sector and serving the country.

    157. jason says:

      So in response to this whole fiasco we are to believe supposedly one terrorist was killed?

    158. Cash Cow TM says:

      Some quick Cow math…

      So Gannystan has a population of @ 39,000,000.

      The U.S. government has thus far evacuated 17,000.

      News reports say there are over 250,000 Afgans who worked with us (state department).

      Say each Afghan who worked with U.S. on average HAS ONE other family member who wants to leave Gannystan.
      That makes 500,000.

      Add to that the 300,000 who were in Afghan military (plus their families).

      Add to that @ 50,000 foreign nationals who want out.

      And of course the 10,000-20,000 Americans who are still there….

      You can see the total that wants out (or should if they value their life) are well over [conservatively numbers]
      1,000,000 out of 39 million total population.

      And we have thus far gotten out 17,000…

      …17,000 out of AT LEAST
      1,000,000 who want out.
      #####################################
      To quote GW Bush: “Hell of a job, Brownie.”
      **********************************************

      Listened to a radio story about 12 former U.S> special ops guys who said they went back into Gannystan with the goal of getting out @ 4,000 Afghans (code name “Pineapple Express”) who worked with them (interpreters, etc.) and they got out over 6,000–so far.

      WOW!
      _______________________________
      Reports say there has been a big backlog at Dulles Airport in processing the incoming Afghans who has so far landed there. Total there so far is in excess of 14,000…

      A local friend who was at an airport in TX to fly back from a wedding she attended there, said an Afghan woman in full Afghan garb (and who spoke no English) with about 5 little kids in tow, approached her at the airport and showed her the ticket papers she was carrying (apparently needing to find what gate to get to and where). My friend asked her where she was going and it sounded like she said something like “Chicago”. One of the little kids piped in (in good English) “We are going to American. It is BEAUTIFUL there.” My friend cried and cried.

      Damn dust in MY eyes now…

      She helped maneuver them to where they were supposed to be and saw a big red neck guy standing there. She figured there was going to be trouble. But the red neck guy saw them and held up his arm on which there was a certain color paper bracelet and the group of Afghans saw him and held up their arms to show the same color bracelet and all was good. He was there to held them.

      **************************************
      TV news from Dulles airport shows lines of Afghans in their Gannystan garb and flip flops streaming through the airport hallways.

      Like the Somalians and others who were brought here, will they be settled in inner city enclaves where 20 years from now they are still not assimilated to U.S. culture?

      Hope not.
      God bless them in these trying times.

    159. Cash Cow TM says:

      “held them” should be “”HELP them”.

      I blame the damn dust in my Cow eyes…

    160. Phil says:

      Good grief. Anyone who buys this “over the horizon” killing of “a planner” is a clueless moron.

      A little too convenient…..both with the timing and the term “over the horizon”. And “planner” of what exactly. I’m sure we will see the drone footage any second now. Not. Of course, even that wouldn’t prove anything.

      I call complete BS. This administration is the biggest group of liars ever assembled.

    161. jason says:

      That was one unlucky “planner”.

    162. jason says:

      Doggate was a lot worse than reported.

      “President Biden’s German shepherd Major attacked many more people than the White House has disclosed, according to newly released emails.

      The documents indicate that Major bit members of the Secret Service eight days in a row in early March — though only one such incident was publicly acknowledged.

      At least one White House visitor also was bitten in early March, according to the emails, which were released Thursday by the conservative transparency group Judicial Watch, which slammed the “cover-up” of the incidents.”

    163. jason says:

      It’s not the event, it’s the cover-up.

    164. lisab says:

      Also, I’m all for bringing those that supported us in Afghanistan to the US but we still have to make sure we’re not letting in looneys.
      ————-

      bitterlaw is already here tgca, what is one more looney?

    165. jason says:

      Sorry, Bitter, no points for “looney”.

      Zzzzzzz…

    166. jason says:

      Harvard’s new chaplain is an atheist.

      Normal.

    167. lisab says:

      Official death toll from #Kabul airport blasts is 170 Afghans, 13 U.S. troops killed

      Makes it deadliest attack in #Afghanistan since 2001

    168. jason says:

      Of course not.

      Maybe they can be issued a “passport” that exempts them from the vaccine passport?

      “Afghan Evacuees Won’t Be Forced to Take the COVID Vaccine, NORTHCOM Commander Says”

    169. Cash Cow TM says:

      Hurricane headed for gulf coast. 5,000 MPH winds.

      Sirha Sirhan released.
      Ceremonies planned to name streets after him.

      Various Hollywood celebrities are either engaged or breaking uppp.

    170. jason says:

      Sirhan certainly won’t be released before the recall election.

    171. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 31% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the United States today is safer than it was before the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Fifty-two percent (52%) disagree and feel the country is less safe today since then. Seventeen percent (17%) are not sure.”

      After eight months in office, I cannot think of one positive accomplishment done by the rambling idiot in the White House.

    172. jason says:

      After secret Kabul trip, Meijer has ‘lost complete faith’ in Biden administration honesty”

      Zzzzz…..

      This moron voted for impeachment, so we can understand why he is so gullible in the first place.

    173. Bitterlaw says:

      That’s ok. Lisab is the worst female poster ever at HHR. That includes Chekote and Kim. I don’t want points from her.

    174. Tgca says:

      160

      Wes

      Jadon leaves out his view that local enforcement fighting as the 1st line of defense against terrorists acts on American soil do not serve their country.

      The 50+ police officers who died on 9/11 are just city workers and did not serve their country but folks in the national guard pushing paper like Mayor Butt who was an administrative asst to military leaders and fetched their coffee served their country and are the true heroes.

      I’m sure Jadon will be well received at the 9/11 memorial in a few weeks telling folks these police did not serve their country.

      Now you see where Jadon and I disagree.

    175. Tgca says:

      Serving your country…part 3

      Want more? We have 50+ more photos to share.

      https://www.pinterest.com/pin/38562140539119949/

    176. Tgca says:

      Jadon says a reserve officer sitting in a base in South Korea pushing paper or a private patrolling the streets of Baghdad after it fell is serving your country

      …but chasing terrorists down and protecting Americans in cities and rushing into burning buildings to evacuate people from a terrorist attack is just municipal service…you know…those municipal guys with the fat a$$ pensions negotiated by corrupt union officials.

    177. jason says:

      You are confused.

      Some people like firemen have jobs that are dangerous and require them to go into burning buildings to save them. They are professionals trained and paid by their communities and they serve them in that capacity.

      And yes, anybody serving in Korea is in harm’s way and is serving their country whether pushing papers or flying fighter jets.

      The fact a job might be dangerous does not mean ‘serving the country’.

      The fact you don’t see the difference is scary.

    178. jason says:

      I’m sure Jadon will be well received at the 9/11 memorial in a few weeks telling folks these police did not serve their country.”

      Zzzzzz…….

    179. jason says:

      Police and firemen killed on 9/11 were doing their duty.

      They are heroes.

      But police and fireman jobs are not “serving the country” as the military do.

      GFY.

    180. jason says:

      Again, Tgca is confusing a public sector job with the military.

    181. Tgca says:

      Jadon does not understand that American law enforcement deal with terrorist activity as well, just as American soldiers do overseas and they are the 1st line of defense on our shores.

      Big city police have specially trained units, as well trained if not better trained than those serving overseas to deal with certain terrorist threats on American soil.

      According to Jadon’s logic 9/11 was not a national terrorist incident, just a local issue.

    182. Tgca says:

      Jadon is talking about who pays salary. I’m talking about the real world and who protects Americans not our land. I’m not talking about hero status.

      Jadon believes Dr. Fow-chee serves his country but not the police who died on 9/11.

      Warped logic!

    183. Tgca says:

      188

      On our land I meant.

    184. Wes says:

      Today is the 43rd anniversary of the death of actor Robert Shaw (Quint from Jaws).

      Rest well.

    185. Phil says:

      Anyone seen the footage of Biden’s joint appearance with the Israeli PM? Lasts around 30 seconds. The PM is sitting next to him and tries to address him. No dice. Biden is sound asleep. Head down, eyes closed. Completely gone.

      Unbelievable.

    186. Tgca says:

      191

      Evidently Biden is channeling Reagan but I don’t think it will work in this situation.

    187. Marv says:

      Wes,

      Also, Doyle Lonnegan from “The Sting”.

    188. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden Job Approval:
      Approve 46%
      Disapprove 46%

      RMG Research, 1,200 RV, 8/20-22

    189. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @Jim_Jordan

      -Joe Biden
      -Susan Rice
      -Anthony Blinken
      -William Burns
      -Wendy Sherman
      -Jake Sullivan

      The same foreign policy “experts” during Benghazi are fumbling foreign policy decisions again today.

    190. Cash Cow TM says:

      “Winken, Blinken and Nod one day
      Sailed off in a wooden shoe”…

      are the first lines from a poem Walt sometimes recites.

    191. Cash Cow TM says:

      DRUDGE back to back headlines:

      “On front lines of desperate battle to keep fire from hitting Tahoe…”

      “Thousands march on Washington in voting rights push…”

      Here is Cow’s suggestion:

      Take all the thousands who want to march in Washington for “voter rights” and send them to
      fight the fires in CA.

    192. Tgca says:

      I have a friend whose son is a forest ranger and fights forest fires in CA. It’s been keeping him quite busy the last few years thanks to stoopid CA policy regarding not allowing appropriate brush clearing due to eco-terrorists demands on preserving the environment.

      It’s also a very dangerous job. Clearly, not as dangerous as my office jobs in the big cities in the past where I could trip over extension cords in my office or get a paper cut but still it’s can be dangerous fighting forest fires.

    193. Tgca says:

      Brietbart has separate articles on about 9 of the 13 Americans who lost their lives in Afghanistan. It’s a nice tribute to know who these folks were – 12 men, 1 lady, mostly young in early 20s with a few just out of high school less than a few years, and an expecting father in 2 weeks.

      Very sad to read these.

      You got to scroll down more than halfway to see them.

      https://www.breitbart.com/

    194. Tgca says:

      Ohhhhhhh! Look at dat!

      Toooo Hundwid Bishes!

      Toooo Hundwid I thay!

    195. Bitterlaw says:

      I read them. I remember after the terrorist attacks in 2001 that I read descriptions of every victim. It took several days but they deserved it. I have been to the memorials in PA and Manhattan. I recommend seeing them to everybody.

    196. Tgca says:

      I have a printed book of those that perished on 9/11. It has names, pictures, and brief descriptions. I found it years ago in a used bookstore.

    197. Tina says:

      thebradfordfile
      @thebradfordfile
      ·
      3h
      America went from a president who sleeps four hours a day to one who is awake four hours a day.

    198. Bitterlaw says:

      I think Time put out a book like that. Probably others as well.

    199. jan says:

      #203. What a great comparison of the two men!

    200. Gordon Allen says:

      Can’t stay awake for meeting w PM of Israel. What if somebody attacks us during one of Bidens nap times??
      Imperative to keep the times of those naps highly classified.
      This would be a laugh in joke but for it being so serious.
      Rely lucky no mean tweets though.

    201. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      BREAKING: NBC reports a large explosion in Kabul!
      DEVELOPING

    202. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Bitter
      Your Congressional opponent Madelaine Dean(D) was just interviewed on MSNBC.
      She expressed concern for those left behind, but clearly stated how ” happy and proud she was that Philadelphia has become the second major city in the USA to take in many, many Afghan refugees”.
      Would your constituents agree?

    203. Phil says:

      207

      Where dis you see that?

    204. jason says:

      I told the garbage collector “thank you for serving America” yesterday.

      I am sure he told the driver “and you thought the Amish were weird”.

    205. Phil says:

      Oregon State trains faculty to confront “systematic whiteness”.

      Normal

    206. jason says:

      But he doesn’t think he should resign.

      Miley stepping in to answer a question posed to Sec. Austin.

      “Milley replies: “Can I make a comment? So, a couple of quick comments here. On Bagram, it’s not necessary tactically, operationally, for what we’re gonna try to do here with Afghanistan. Consolidate on Kabul, with, in support of their government.”

      And then Milley backed up and discussed the “momentum of the Taliban,” which by then was already considerable. They were taking territory across Afghanistan with little to no effective resistance. Milley sought to minimize the Taliban’s control, claiming that about 81 district centers were under their control out of 419 district centers throughout the country, and “There’s no provincial capital that is underneath the Taliban control, and there’s 34 of those.”

      Gen. Milley clearly sought to do two things with his comment: defend the decision to abandon Bagram, which had not been enacted yet; and minimize the Taliban’s advances across Afghanistan. As the top military commander in the United States, his words carried considerable weight.

      Put it another way: If Gen. Milley had said in that moment that the Taliban really was a threat to take over Afghanistan and that closing Bagram was a bad idea, Bagram probably would not have been closed. Milley did not say any of that.”

    207. Phil says:

      Hey guys. Anyone heard a peep out of Thune, Cornyn, Cassidy, Toomey, and the rest of the worthless Republican establishment types in the Senate over any of the lies and incompetence coming out of the WH regarding the clusterf*ck that is Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan? Naw, me neither.

      Worthless.

    208. jason says:

      “The Taliban killed a famous Afghan folk singer on Saturday, a former interior minister said.

      Fawad Andarabi was reportedly dragged from his village home and shot dead.

      The killing follows an interview with a Taliban spokesperson who said, “music is forbidden in Islam.

      Zabihullah Mujahid, who is seen as a likely contender for the new government’s culture minister role, told the paper that the Taliban is hoping to “persuade people” not to perform music.

      It’s not only music that the Taliban intends to crack down on. According to India Today, female voices on TV and radio channels have also been outlawed.”

      This guy is one heck of a “culture minister”

    209. Phil says:

      Don’t worry, Jason. These are the people that the Biden Administration has running security for us outside the airport.

      The Republicans in the Senate are furious. Ha Ha.

      Just kidding.

    210. jason says:

      I am surprised Toomey hasn’t announced yet that law abiding gun owners in America are responsible for the debacle in Afghanistan.

    211. jason says:

      Walt will like this one..

      “A woman who was having an “affair” with a chimpanzee at a Belgian zoo is in fact allowed to continue visiting the venue, despite earlier reports.

      According to Ilse Segers, the communications manager of the Antwerp Zoo, Adie Timmermans was not banned from the zoo but rather asked to “change her behaviour” around Chita the chimpanzee, Segers said in an email to PEOPLE.”

    212. jason says:

      Tgca is going to be drooling like Pavlov’s dogs at my breakfast today.

      Venison sausage, country ham, and slab bacon, omelette with Amish cheese, biscuits and Amish butter.

      Ok, I know the scrapple is missing, ate it all yesterday. I will have to go over to the Dunkelbergers to get more.

      Sue me.

    213. jason says:

      Babylon Bee

      “Biden Drone Strikes White House After Vowing To Kill Those Reponsible For American Military Deaths In Kabul”

    214. Bitterlaw says:

      Sheeple – If those Afghan refugees helped the US and they and their families would otherwise be killed because of it, I am not opposed to them settling in Philadelphia region including Radnor. The issue is whether they fit that category or if they actually pose a threat.

    215. jason says:

      Bitter is going to get all the good Afghan food restaurants…. bastard.

      The aroma of those delicious whole lambs being roasted on spits will be wafting all over Radnor….sighhhh….

    216. Bitterlaw says:

      Unless the Afghan restaurants serve cheeseburgers and fries, they won’t see me.

    217. Cash Cow TM says:

      Will Jen Pee-sack-e being doing any press conferences today?

    218. jason says:

      Sure. If asked if Biden was asleep during meeting with Israeli PM, she will says she will “circle back” on that one.

      Tomorrow she will say Biden was meditating.

    219. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% of American Adults have a favorable impression of Fauci, including 27% whose view of him is Very Favorable. Forty-two percent (42%) view Fauci unfavorably, including 29% whose opinion of him is Very Unfavorable. Fourteen percent (14%) are not sure.”

    220. jason says:

      Unless the Afghan restaurants serve cheeseburgers and fries, they won’t see me.”

      Racist xenophobic bastard.

    221. Tgca says:

      https://citizenfreepress.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/military-flag-afghan-biden.jpg

      A list of the fallen from Afghanistan returned home today, their coffins draped in the American flags, of course.

      How many Dems will take a knee seeing those repulsive flags?

      5 were only 20, 3 each were 22 and 23, one was 25 and one 31. Any loss of life is sad but what is most heart-breaking, especially for parents, is they were barely into their adulthood.

      The fallen service members returning Sunday to Dover are:

      Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, 31, of Salt Lake City, UT

      Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, 25, of Lawrence, MA

      Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, 23, of Sacramento, CA

      Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, CA

      Marine Corps Cpl. Daegan W. Page, 23, of Omaha, NE

      Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, 22, of Logansport, IN

      Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza, 20, of Rio Bravo, TX

      Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz, 20, of St. Charles, MO

      Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum, 20, of Jackson, WY

      Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, CA

      Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, 20, of Norco, CA

      Navy Hospitalman Maxton W. Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, OH

      Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss, 23, of Corryton, TN

    222. jason says:

      Rumor is the food is good, the hookers so-so.

      https://qmenu.us/#/alamodak-hookah-lounge/menu/0

    223. Tgca says:

      225

      Dr. Fow-chee is a disgrace!

      He did NOT serve his country as some here claim. He used his position to seek fame and glory.

      He has helped pushed draconian measures that led to more deaths and illnesses than necessary.

      If the GOP takes back Congress they should start investigations of him ASAP and do everything to remove him from office. Let him resign in disgrace!

      He has become the J. Edgar Hoover of the NIH, and Congress should pass a law limiting the amount of years one can serve in these offices to reduce the corruption and influence of these office holders.

    224. Tgca says:

      Due to the Biden admin screwup, this desperate alert has been issued.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/trump-batman-signal-biden.jpg

    225. jason says:

      Fauci had a long and distinguished career in public service and is considered an expert in his field.

      Presumably that is why Trump appointed him as one of the members of a bi-partisan task force on COVID. In that role, Fauci had no power to implement any policy, policy was implemented by the President on a federal level and governors at state level.

      Sounds like Tgca is blaming Trump for appointing Fauci.

      Nobody is perfect.

    226. Tgca says:

      Israeli Covid study released. It concludes that natural immunity far outpaces protection than Pfizer vaccinations.

      Specifically, compared to natural immunity, vaccinated folks:

      1. were 6 times more likely to get infected and 7 times more likely to get Covid symptoms at any time

      2. were 13 times more likely to get infected and 27 times more likely to get Covid symptoms after 3 months vaccination period.

      This was a large study of 800,000 folks split into various groups. This study was completed before the delta variant emerged so it does not include the possibility of varying results if repeated today. It also did not look at other vaccines or take into consideration social distant, masks, and other behaviors.

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-9930855/Natural-immunity-Covid-infection-stronger-vaccination-Israeli-study-suggests.html

    227. Tgca says:

      231

      To rebut Jadon, Biden has a long and distinguished career as a Senator and viewed as a foreign policy expert having served on related committees over decades and one reason he was chosen as Obama’s VP.

      How did that foreign policy experience work out?

      Even experts can be wrong, especially when we find out they’ve been using their office to enrich themselves, violating the law, and misleading Congress.

      Nobody is questioning education and pedigree, we’re questioning ethical behavior and competence in running your shop.

    228. Tgca says:

      Jadon refuses to accept Dr. Fow-Chee has been incompetent these last two years because Jadon was the one cheerleading him as the best in his field early, giving him accolades and recommending him for awards but is now all of a sudden silent as most of the country turned against the good doctor for his incompetence and violations of the law and lying to Congress.

      The simple-minded llama farmer often digs himself into holes that he can’t get out of like when he supported a medical doctor hocking quack advice over the internet, not knowing the doctor was a fraud who lost his license and had to go through retraining and supervision by other doctors in the future until he could demonstrate competency.

      Those are just two examples. There are more over the years.

    229. jason says:

      ‘to rebut Jadon, Biden has a long and distinguished career as a Senator”

      Really?

      I am sorry, I didn’t even know you were a Biden sycophant.

      I have to disagree, I think Biden has sucked as a Senator.

    230. jason says:

      “as the best in his field early, giving him accolades and recommending him for awards”

      Hmmm…

      Do you think that is why Trump appointed him?

    231. Tgca says:

      235

      Not a Biden sycophant. It was an analogy.

      I think Biden was a mediocre Senator at best and always sucked on foreign policy…just like Dr. Fow-Chee sucks in his role the last 2 years where he has been consistently wrong and provided improper guidance posing more health risks to Americans…not to mention his corruption and lies to Congress.

    232. jason says:

      Tgca calls Fauci a fraud and a quack, he is neither.

      By doing this, and by calling any woman he doesn’t like a skank, he cannot complain about not having any credibility.

      I disagree with Dr. Fauci’s recommendations, always have. Outside of the initial “flatten the curve” lockdown, I never supported any other mandate. Not one.

      But that doesn’t mean I think Fauci is a fraud. I am sure he knows more about infectious diseases than 100000 Tgca’s could learn in a lifetime.

      In my view, Fauci looks at everything from the narrowest of standpoints, what he thinks will prevent the most COVID deaths in the short run. If that means the country will go broke, the economy will tank, millions will die of other causes, the health of children might be compromised in the long run, etc. so be it.

      That is why it has been a huge mistake to elevate his role and make him the COVID guru and “czar” and allow him to be used for political purposes by the MSM and the Democrats.

      But if you want to whine about Fauci, acknowledge there is ONE person responsible for him having the stature (and now power) he has, and his name is Donald Trump.

    233. jason says:

      just like Dr. Fow-Chee sucks in his role the last 2 years where he has been consistently wrong and provided improper guidance posing more health risks to Americans”

      Hmmmm….

      2 years?

      Biden has only been in office 8 months…

      Does that mean…..

    234. Tgca says:

      236

      Nope. Trump appointed him because it was the natural thing to do as head of gubbermint department dealing with this issue. It would be stoopid to exclude him like it would be stoopid to exclude the Joint Chiefs of Staff lead from military decisions.

      Trump later realized his mistake and tried to isolate Dr. Fow-chee even under threat of impeachment hearings and pressures from his own party if he tried to fire the good doctor. The plan was to get rid of Dr. Fow-chee after the election but that did not work out.

      …while you still have not admitted your misplaced judgment in Dr. Fow-chee and we all know that here.

      At least you don’t rave about him anymore and giving him medals so that’s a start.

    235. Tgca says:

      239

      See my comment on threats from Congress about investigations and impeachment if Trump fired Dr. Folw-chee. Tje Trump team did not want the controversy as election approached so they strategically tried to isolate him though that did not stop the MSM, Dems and you looking to him as the “savior” to Covid.

      Again, you’re behind as usual.

      So when should the good doctor get his medal that you so vigorously advocated for in 2020?

    236. lisab says:

      why were so many of those killed nco’s?

    237. Tgca says:

      236

      Seems like you’re the one that thought Trump HAD to keep Dr. Fow-chee at his side.

      So what Trump did before the election was strategically wise I guess you agree. Keep him and then get rid of him after the election.

      Your own post from March 22, 2020

      “Fauci is the most credible person Trump has.

      If he lost Fauci, HE would lose a lot of credibility.

      Trump should tell Laura Ingraham to GFH.

      Ingraham wants to emulate Pelosi and Schumer and play politics.”

    238. lisab says:

      i think it is pretty obvious that had trump know fauci had connections to the lab

      he would not have made him part of the team.

      that is the problem of having a “professional bureaucracy”, they hold most of the positions of power and knowledge in the administration and control the flow of information to the president.

      fauci obviously was going to tell trump, “yup … it was me, i funded the chinese lab”.

      trump and his political advisors obviously relied on the most senior health officials. how could they know that it was the senior health officials were responsible for the pandemic?

    239. lisab says:

      fauci obviously was ** NOT **going to tell trump, “yup … it was me, funded the chinese lab”.

    240. Tgca says:

      245

      Agreed! Besides you being a nice and sweet person that served your country in the Peace Corps, you’re also astute too LisaB.

    241. Tgca says:

      Just like presidents rely on the military leaders for recommendations on military decisions, foreign policy advisors for foreign policy decisions, economic advisors on economic policy, DOJ for legal guidance, etc, the president relies on advisors from the CDC, NIH and Surgeon General for medical advice.

      The president has the last call on these decisions but these decisions are generally not made in a vacuum. More often than not, the president takes credit, good or bad for these decisions but they are generally the advice of their advisors because most presidents lack the detailed knowledge to make the most appropriate choices. They rely on their advisors to dumb it down into policy they can explain to the American public.

      Trump made the decision to follow Dr. Fow-chee’s advice early on but then shyed away from it later when it appeared that advice was routinely wrong, and he lost faith in the good doctor.

      He wanted to fire Dr. Fow-chee but both sides threatened him with hearings and impeachment and it was too close to the election to risk such controversy so the intent was to get rid of Dr. Fow-chee after the election.

    242. Bitterlaw says:

      Tacan is a man at war with himself. He properly honors our fallen heroes who SERVED out nation in 227. But then he cheapens and disrespects them by using the word “served” in connection with the ego-driven time lisab abandoned her country to waste time in the Peace Corps.

    243. Tgca says:

      If some of you haven’t noticed, I think Dr. Fow-chee has been incompetent through the Covid crisis.

      He lied to Congress and it appears from emails, he may have violated the laws on research procedures, specifically, gain of function.

      This has nothing to do with his education, credentials, pedigree, or intellect. It has to do with his incompetence of this particular crisis and consistently being wrong, and seeking to promote himself for fame and glory over responsibly carrying out his duties. The national polls have finally caught up to this fraudster the last few months.

      He is in a protected job that cannot just be terminated at will. That is why if the GOP wins congress in 2022, they need to do a thorough investigation, and if the evidence concludes to wrong-doing to the level reported, especially lying to Congress, he should prosecuted and jailed for being corrupt.

      Examples need to be made those in trusted positions who violate the law and we know from history that folks like J. Edgar Hoover and others, leading departments for decades are more apt to be corrupt and hiding skeletons.

    244. Tgca says:

      Tacan? Who dat?

    245. Tgca says:

      248

      You can serve your country in many ways. The US accepts that the Peace Corps serves their country just as do members of Congress, ambassadors, etc.

      If you’re definition of serving your country only means in combat, fine but that is not the widely accepted definition by the US gubbermint where they acknowledge service in many ways, especially through the federal bureaucracy.

      Incidentally, it estimated that less than 10% of Americans in the military are ever involved in an armed conflict. More often then not they are situated on bases in a “to get ready” status.

      That does not take away from their contributions or serving their country status or potential risks but let’s not get carried away suggesting all that served make great sacrifices because more often than not, the military is a career opportunity like any other career opportunity, and it has helped many use that as an untraditional step to other careers.

    246. Tgca says:

      I’ve known a number of veterans over the years and I respect their choice to serve their country but by and far, veterans are just like most folks in most aspects of life. They are just as likely to do good deeds as well as bad deeds in life. They are not exceptional when it comes to doing the right thing.

      I say honor their service and commitment but don’t put them on a pedestal just simply because they wear a uniform because then that waters down those who served exceptionally.

      Police put themselves in harms way daily too but we don’t honor them simply because of the potential risk, we respect their work and recognize when they act to save others just like we should do with the military.

    247. Tgca says:

      Ed Asner passes away at 91.

      He had a good career and embodied the grumpy grandpa character.

      Even though I disagree with many of his politics, he had some memorable acting to make him a household name in the 70s and 80s.

      RIP Grumpy Ed!

      https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/29/arts/television/ed-asner-dead.html

    248. Tgca says:

      I just looked out of curiosity because I saw a tabloid at the check out counter yesterday boasting of Betty White being 99, and turning 100 this coming January.

      All of the main characters from Mary Tyler Moore show have now passed on except for Betty White who had a recurring role in about 30% of the series episodes. Ironically, she was the oldest of the cast main characters but is still kicking. Good for her!

      …and Betty White also was the oldest of the 4 main characters on The Golden Girls and outlived the other three stars, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, as well.

      The other main stars of The Mary Tyler Moore show:

      Mary Tyler Moore, died at age 80 in 2017
      Gavin MacLeod, died at age 90 in 2021
      Ed Asner, died at age 91 in 2021
      Ted Knight, died at age 62 in 1986
      Valerie Harper, died at age 80 in 2019
      Georgia Engel, died at age 70 in 2019
      Cloris Leachman, died at age 94 in 2021

    249. Tgca says:

      Not very presidential Biden!

      He claims he’s not supposed to take any questions and then walks away in a huff when he decides to rake a question but then doesn’t like the question.

      Who told POTUS he’s not allowed to answer any questions? Was that you Dr. Jill?

      https://twitter.com/CurtisHouck/status/1432064561709035520

    250. Tgca says:

      Romney tells CNN what’s going on in Afghanistan right now is Trump’s fault too!

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/mitt-romney-blames-trump-for-afghan-disaster/

    251. Bitterlaw says:

      Tgca. It was autocorrected to Tacan. But you knew that.

    252. jason says:

      The US accepts that the Peace Corps serves their country”

      I don’t.

      GFY.

    253. jason says:

      If you’re definition of serving your country only means in combat,”

      You are a pathological liar.

      I never said that.

    254. jason says:

      “Trump appointed him because it was the natural thing to do as head of gubbermint department dealing with this issue. It would be stoopid to exclude him like it would be stoopid to exclude the Joint Chiefs of Staff lead from military decisions.”

      Dang, sounds a lot like “Trump had to sign the spending bills”.

      That is a load of BS. Trump appointed Fauci, “it would be stoopid to exclude him” is your made up drivel.

      “Fauci is the most credible person Trump has.

      If he lost Fauci, HE would lose a lot of credibility.”

      Yes, I said that. Do you disagree it would have cost Trump in credibility?

    255. jason says:

      Trump later realized his mistake and tried to isolate Dr. Fow-chee even under threat of impeachment hearings and pressures from his own party if he tried to fire the good doctor.”

      Hmmm. So Trump bowed to political pressure.

      Okay.

      So Tgca admits Trump is responsible for appointing Fauci and Trump is responsible for keeping Fauci even after he supposedly “realized his mistake”.

      Very good.

      Not much left to be said.

    256. jason says:

      Biden had to check his watch during Dover ceremony.

      Probably late for his nap.

    257. Phil says:

      Romney is pond scum.

    258. jason says:

      A real disgusting scumbag.

    259. jason says:

      Obama’s Sec of Education compares people who are not vaccinated with ISIS terrorists.

      “Have you noticed how strikingly similar both the mindsets and actions are between the suicide bombers at Kabul’s airport, and the anti-mask and anti-vax people here?
      They both blow themselves up, inflict harm on those around them, and are convinced they are fighting for freedom.”

      Normal.

    260. jason says:

      Has anyone ever heard ISIS say the are “fighting for freedom”?

    261. Tgca says:

      Tooooo Thix Theven Bishes!

      Toooo Thix Theven I thay!

    262. Tina says:

      Wild World of History
      @history_wild
      ·
      1h
      Mother of Marine killed in Kabul attack calls Biden ‘piece of crap’ https://mol.im/a/9936483 via
      @MailOnline

    263. Tgca says:

      258

      I have no problem if you and Bitter personally disagree with others and wish to advocate that the Peace Corps do not serve Amerika because you have a personal view of what serving Amerika represents.

      I’m just thaying there are those that do? Got it!

    264. Tina says:

      John Cardillo
      @johncardillo
      ·
      10m
      “Thank you for calling
      @thejointstaff
      .

      Please leave a detailed message including your desired pronouns and vaccination status.

      If you’re an American stranded in Afghanistan, please hang up and dial 1-888-TOL-YBON.

      Have your passport number and location ready for the operator.”

    265. Tina says:

      Looks like today’s strike killed a family of 9, including an Afghani translator..

    266. Tgca says:

      260

      No! I don’t think if Trump appointed equally qualified medical experts in the field of immunology from day one that it would have been a problem for Trump.

      The problem was once he appointed fame and glory seeking Dr. Fow-chee, there was no easy way out because both GOP and Dems threatened him if he tried to get rid of the good doctor.

      I don’t think Trump had any idea that Fow-Chee’s best years we’re behind him but that the good doctor’s ego was front and center. It’s why Dr. Fow-chee can’t handle it and loses his cool when Senator Paul can go toe-to-toe with him and calls him out on the scientific BS he is trying to manipulate, as evidenced by numerous recent studies that agree with Senator Paul’s position and not Dr. Fow-chee.

      …and by the way, holding a bureaucratic position in gubbermint for 40 years does not make you the leading authority no more than Joe Biden’s hyped 40+ years of foreign policy make him the leading foreign policy expert in the US.

      Most of the relevant work is done in the private sector or through grants where information is shared with NIH so it’s not like Dr. Fow-chee is doing the daily work himself or supervising it. He is an administrator! This may be why he’s been wrong numerous times in his proclamations because he takes data and tries to spin it without knowing all the facts.

    267. Tgca says:

      261

      Yes! With an election months off, Trump and team decided to isolate Dr. Fow-chee instead of firing him. It was a wise political decision but perhaps a bad administrative one.

      Dems threatened impeachment and some in the GOP seemed to support some sort of public rebuke of Trump if he fired the good doctor.

    268. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason and I spell it “America.” GFY

    269. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      From an Israeli source:

      “To understand the defeat of ANDSF by the Taliban, we must know how the United States Armed Forces trained the Afghan military.

      A question that many of us have been asking ourselves is how the Afghan military collapsed so quickly in the face of the Taliban assault. After all, it seems like it was only a month ago that Biden assured the American people that a Taliban take-over of Afghanistan was “not inevitable”…

      Oh wait, it was just a month ago… during a press briefing on July 8th, to be precise. In that press briefing Biden stressed that the ANDSF (Afghan National Defense and Security Forces) was comprised of approximately 300,000 trained soldiers with weaponry and equipment pitted against about 75,000 Taliban militants. Therefore, there was really no chance of the disaster scenario in Kabul we see unfolding before our very eyes – or so he said.

      In that case how did the Taliban rout and defeat a force as much as four times its size in months or even weeks? After all, when the Soviets left Afghanistan in 1989, it took the Mujahideen about three years to topple the government. As Biden withdrew US forces, the Afghans didn’t even last a month.

      When Biden finally addressed the world regarding Afghanistan on August 16th, 2021, he presented a theory regarding the rapid capitulation of the ANDSF. He stated:

      “The Afghan military collapsed, sometimes without trying to fight… We gave them every tool they could need. We paid their salaries, provided for the maintenance of their air force… What we could not provide them was the will to fight for that future… if Afghanistan is unable to mount any real resistance to the Taliban now, there is no chance that… U.S. military boots on the ground would have made any difference.”

      The Biden administration may wish to console themselves that the responsibility for the abysmal failure of the ANDSF lies solely in the hands of their Afghan allies, but there is a sordid secret just beneath the surface of his blame-shifting rhetoric.

      In order to understand what happened in Afghanistan in the fight of ANDSF against the Taliban, we must first understand how the United States Armed Forces trained the Afghan military. The American military designed the ANDSF to follow an Air / ISR (Intelligence, Support, Reconnaissance) model. In simple terms that means that the Afghan ground troops rely heavily on both detailed and accurate intelligence and especially on strong air support. In other words, the effectiveness of the Afghan military is severely diminished without a functioning air force and efficient intelligence gathering and communication.

      A US Department of Defense Inspector General report to Congress at the end of 2020 emphasized that an international collection of private defense contractors supplemented these functions and were absolutely crucial to the maintenance of the Afghan air force. Without the private contractors, the report indicated that the Afghan military and the air force in particular would collapse almost immediately.”

    270. Tgca says:

      274

      Sorry! But thanks to folks in Radnor and Philly, the latter being one of Amerika’s filthiest and most crime-ridden large cities, turning us into Amerika.

    271. jason says:

      Amerika?

      My country is America.

      GFY.

    272. Bitterlaw says:

      Sometimes I think that maybe I have misjudged Tgca and we could resume a less confrontational relationship. Then I realize that is just not worth it.

    273. jason says:

      Yes! With an election months off, Trump and team decided to isolate Dr. Fow-chee instead of firing him.”

      Did anyone else besides Tgca feel like Fauci was “isolated”?

    274. jason says:

      It is pretty sad if he doesn’t respect the name of his own country.

    275. jason says:

      Good 9/11 documentary on National Geographic.’

      Lot of scenes I had not seen before.

    276. jason says:

      Drone strike kills family of 9 in Kabul.

      I won’t second guess the military. Collateral damage happens, sometimes it is inevitable.

    277. jason says:

      President tell reporter “he is not supposed to answer questions”

      Normal.

      “I’m not supposed to take any questions, but go ahead,” @POTUS told me at FEMA HQ. I asked if there’s still an acute risk at the Kabul airport. “I’m not going to answer on Afghanistan,” he said.

    278. Tgca says:

      277

      I’m mocking the attempted takeover of the US by the socialists you dumba$$. I would think you’d appreciate that since you will no longer be voting due to the socialist takeover of the US you’re expecting.

      FYI. I’ve used that spelling in numerous posts the last year and you’re just noticing it NOW?

      Lay off the fotha muckin’ bacon dude! It’s impacting your memory, as studies show bacon consumption does.

    279. Tgca says:

      279

      Yes! Dr. Fow-chee felt isolated. As he noted once Biden took office he remarked he felt “liberated.”

      https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/dr-anthony-fauci-says-he-now-feels-liberated-speak-freely-n1255220

    280. Tgca says:

      278

      Yes! You have misjudged me…and LisaB too.

      We are sweet, kind, caring, compassionate, loving people and you are…well…you are ummm…just you.

      But as a good Catholic…I’m working on forgiving you.

    281. Tgca says:

      282

      I would totally question the woke incompetent military leaders at this point after the debacle in Afghanistan.

      We have Americans trapped behind enemy lines at this point so should we be hunting down terrorists in their own country now or should we wait until we get our folks out? I don’t know but I hope the military isn’t being pressured for a perceived win at this point and acting recklessly.

      Hopefully, this does not set off the American haters in Afghanistan who take it out on Americans still there.

    282. Bitterlaw says:

      Save the effort. I know exactly what kind of people you are. I don’t believe in redemption or forgiveness. The best I can do is indifference towards those I hate.

    283. Phil says:

      Biden during his Dover photo op looking down at his watch thinking “man, how long is it gonna take to unload these stiffs anyway”.

    284. Phil says:

      ….and another thing. Who exactly is it that Biden keeps telling us that is telling him he’s not supposed to take questions.

    285. jason says:

      I would think you’d appreciate that since you will no longer be voting due to the socialist takeover of the US you’re expecting.”

      No, I don’t appreciate calling the US Amerika.

      GFY.

      And no, the reason I no longer vote is not about the socialist takeover, I have been pessimistic about the direction of the country for years, it is because vote does not count and I don’t feel like participating in a corrupt and fraudulent electoral system.

      GFY again.

    286. jason says:

      .and another thing. Who exactly is it that Biden keeps telling us that is telling him he’s not supposed to take questions.”

      Jill probably.

      Or maybe Jen, she probably told him look if you don’t answer questions I won’t have to lie like a rug and twist myself into a pretzel trying to explain your answers.

    287. jason says:

      If left wing moonbats would resign from school boards, or if people stopped electing them, it would be a positive step in reversing the indoctrination going on in the educational system. But color me skeptical.

      https://redstate.com/mike_miller/2021/08/30/ap-throws-pity-party-for-toxic-and-impossible-job-of-school-boards-n435073

    288. jason says:

      I don’t mind when Tgca mocks Bitter.

      I do mind when he mocks the name of the country.

    289. Tgca says:

      294

      Sorry! It is what it is. It’s where Amerika is headed!

      Perhaps if you vote you can make a difference and restore its historic glory as the beacon of freedom and democracy.

      …and patriotic parents can help too by disowning their kids who are driving the country in that direction. I think there are a few here raising lefty loons.

    290. Tgca says:

      294

      Mock Bitter! Really? I think you’re confusing me with others here.

      Give me one example where I’ve ever mocked the metrosexual who risks his life daily living just 6 miles from Philly…just one I thay.

    291. Tgca says:

      VA Catholic bishop says “no one is trans.”

      Uh-oh! The IRS may have to rescind the Church’s 501c status for such divisive political hate speech.

      Since the claim to “be transgender” “rests on a mistaken view of the human person, rejects the body as a gift from God, and leads to grave harm,”

      Since the claim to “be transgender” “rests on a mistaken view of the human person, rejects the body as a gift from God, and leads to grave harm,”

      https://www.breitbart.com/faith/2021/08/30/virginia-catholic-bishop-no-one-is-transgender/

    292. Tgca says:

      Dr. Fow-chee says on booster shots every 8 months.

      This incompetent moron should be fired but he won’t.

      We’re still planning on 8 months. That’s the calculation we made. This rollout will start on the week of September the 20th. But as we’ve said all along, Chuck, in the original statement, that’s the plan that we have, but we are open to data as they come in.”

    293. Tgca says:

      Thwee Hundwid Bishes!

      Thwee Hundwid I thay!

    294. Tgca says:

      Dr. Fow- Chee further blames the rush to get out a vaccine and felt they would always have required three doses had they been able to take their time.

      What a fraud this guy is. He lies with such ease and keeps changing his story and then whines he is being attacked and claims attacking him is attacking science.

      No! People are attacking him because as more comes out, we realize that he has been grossly incompetent and seeks fame and glory above all.

      He should step aside and let other more competent people step in. He has no credibility at this point except with the looney left and the MSM.

    295. Tgca says:

      “Pregnant Wife of Slain Marine ‘Disappointed’ After Meeting Joe Biden at Transfer Ceremony at Dover”

      Biden again brings up the death of his son by cancer to wife of murdered marine. Does anyone give a chit about his son right now?

      That may seem mean, but this not the time and place to talk about “your” loss thinking it will offer solace. Biden’s son died of cancer in his mid 40s. Her 20 year-old husband was murdered by terrorists because of Biden’s incompetence and rush to get PR optics and tell us how great of a foreign policy wiz he has always been.

      There is no equivalence there in the deaths, especially at this time when their emotion is most raw and searing and they’re in shock from the unexpected horror.

      She felt his words were scripted. Biden is clueless! Someone needs to tell this moron to stop tawkin’ about his son that died of cancer to the families of murdered marines.

      https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/08/30/pregnant-wife-slain-marine-disappointed-after-meeting-joe-biden-transfer-ceremony-dover/

    296. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @joshdcaplan
      “WSJ: North Korea appears to have restarted Yon itgbyon nuclear reactor”

      They realize the demented U.S. president will do nothing in response.

    297. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Hi @JakeSullivan46
      ! Did the Taliban provide the target data for your Kabul strike today that wiped out an interpreter and his entire family.”

    298. NYCmike says:

      “CG” still AWOL……..

    299. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @JackPosobiec
      Biden gave the Taliban 350,000 assault rifles but wants to take yours away

    300. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @ScottAdamsSays
      I’d hate to see what the wrong person would have done.

      @Alyssa_Milano
      I’m proud of @POTUS and the incredible job he’s doing. He’s the right person for the job in this moment in history.

      #IStandWithBiden

    301. jason says:

      He has no credibility at this point except with the looney left and the MSM.”

      Don’t forget he seems to have plenty of credibility with you too, since you hang on to every word and then rush around to divulge it.

    302. jason says:

      Perhaps if you vote you can make a difference and restore its historic glory as the beacon of freedom and democracy.”

      Been there done that.

    303. NYCmike says:

      jason-“I quit.”-llama-lover has “Been there done that.”.

      No more mugs for you!

    304. Bitterlaw says:

      Trump relied on Fauci. Tgca relied on Trump. Now Tgca is at war with himself.

    305. jason says:

      I am glad NYC thinks his voted counted. People need to feel good.

    306. NYCmike says:

      Trump ALMOST got 38% in NY State, all due to my incredible influence!

    307. jason says:

      Trump relied on Fauci. Tgca relied on Trump. Now Tgca is at war with himself.”

      As is everybody who have sold all their principles so they can give Trump a pass on everything.

    308. Wes says:

      Citing a prostate cancer diagnosis, Jeff Colyer has exited the KS-Gov primary. Derek Schmidt now probably has a clear primary field, having attracted Bob Dole’s endorsement.

      This is noteworthy because although Republicans have dominated Kansas’ Senate seats, they’ve frequently lost the governorship in the decades since the Eisenhower Administration, usually because of infighting weakening their gubernatorial candidates.

      Although Kansas has glacially moved left because of increased Dem margins in KS-3 over the past couple of cycles, it’s still a largely GOP state, meaning Kelly can’t be happy with a united GOP.

    309. jason says:

      Trump ALMOST got 38% in NY State, all due to my incredible influence!”

      See what I mean? Don’t you feel good?

      Trump got almost 49% in PA, and my vote didn’t even count.

      Sorry if I don’t buy the theory that it won’t happen again.

    310. New York City says:

      I am trying to recruit deadender Kris Kobach.

      I know, sure loser, but it will SEND A MESSAGE!

    311. jason says:

      Don’t you love it here?

      Chuck Schumer’s little b-tch whining that I don’t vote.

    312. Wes says:

      Kobach is running for KSAG. He’s not getting a free pass in the primary though. Sunflower State Republicans will probably make a concerted effort to keep him from the nomination. His loss to Laura Kelly despite her having a split vote was a point of contention in the state and caused the KSGOP to coalesce around Roger Marshall rather than take a likely loss.

      Back on the topic of the governorship, if Kelly loses, she’ll be the first Dem incumbent to lose reelection to the office since 1960. Three Republicans have lost their bids for reelection since then.

    313. Wes says:

      I wonder if Mikey realizes he’ll never live down his infatuation with Schumer on this blog.

    314. Phil says:

      Looks like the last of the American military have now left. TB will overrun the military in a matter of hours. All that is now left are the Americans who have been left behind.

    315. Phil says:

      Not overrun the military. As I said, they are now gone. I meant to say overrun the airport.

    316. Wes says:

      You know, Phil, when the Viet Cong overran Saigon, Biden was in his first term in the Senate. It happened on Ford’s watch, but the Watergate Congress was responsible.

      Now almost 50 years later, Biden is overseeing a new Saigon–one entirely of his own doing.

    317. Tgca says:

      308

      Jadon hangs on every word of Biden and libs and then regurgitates them with his posts here giving those folks credibility.

      Perhaps Jadon should stop lending credibility to Biden and friends by watching news.

      Touché! Follow your own advice.

    318. Tina says:

      TheLastRefuge
      @TheLastRefuge2
      ·
      48m
      Pentagon Hit by Intel Leak Showing U.S. Knew in Advance Specifics of Kabul Airport Attack That Killed 13 U.S. Military Members

    319. Tina says:

      I bet the uni party is happy with this.

      @JackPosobiec
      ·
      52m
      Convicted rapist reached the U.S. on Afghan evacuation flight

    320. NYCmike says:

      “I wonder if Mikey realizes he’ll never live down his infatuation with Schumer on this blog.”

      -The guy who knows more about fiction writing (according to him) than anyone else on HHR should know!*

      *If this is the cross that I have to bear in life, I’ll consider myself blessed with great fortune!

    321. Tgca says:

      311

      This is real chutzpah from Bitter regarding being at war with oneself.

      This coming from someone who sells his own country down the drain to wokesters for a can of Coke and televised sporting events but then goes around preaching he’s a REAL conservative. ROFL!!!

      Maybe the Gods knew someone who betrays their country for a can of Coke has no place in the military, as we already have enough wokesters there now.

    322. jason says:

      -Nope, no fraud at all.”

      But yet NYC is sure everyone’s vote in GA counted, and they should all keep voting because we know it can’t happen again.

    323. Wes says:

      Your attempts at slagging other posters should at least make sense, Mikey, just for future reference.

    324. jason says:

      This coming from someone who sells his own country down the drain to wokesters for a can of Coke”

      Geezus, Bitter, go ahead and rent the U-Haul for the points.

      I am conceding August, but September is just around the corner.

    325. Dylan says:

      Is anyone here similarly disgusted that our leaders abandoned our $800 Million state of the art embassy?
      N’ary a mention of that but it’s making me want to puke—not the least reason is our weak leader’s concession that it makes no sense to have ANY diplomatic presence there and the Taliban just get to keep our building. How is there any hope for a country that would do this to the taxpayer funds?

      Re dekalb county chain of custody issues on ballots—Kemp wont survive the GOP primary for governor next year nor will the SOS–BUH BYE incompetent rinos

    326. jason says:

      “I wonder if Mikey realizes he’ll never live down his infatuation with Schumer on this blog.”

      When you are that dedicated of course not.

    327. jason says:

      I heard we left 22,000 Humvees.

    328. jason says:

      The SOS won’t, but Kemp might well survive.

    329. jason says:

      Jadon hangs on every word of Biden and libs and then regurgitates them with his posts here giving those folks credibility.”

      Dang, will have to revoke Bitter’s title for HHR King of the False Equivalencies.

    330. NYCmike says:

      Who did I try to insult?

      You are the self-proclaimed wise man of all comic book series, fantasy fiction, anime-based story-tellingseen on HHR. I agree with you.

      And your ideas about fantasy and fiction stretch into the political world, where you say I support Chuck Schumer.

      Great work! You have made a fine little world to exist in, complete with dance poles in your basement, for fitness purposes, of course.

    331. NYCmike says:

      “The SOS won’t, but Kemp might well survive.”

      -Which “deadender” will step up?

    332. Wes says:

      I’m sorry, Mikey. I left my English-Gibberish Gibberish-English dictionary at home. Can you please translate 338 from drivel into something intelligible for me?

    333. jason says:

      -Which “deadender” will step up?”

      You mean you haven’t picked one yet?

      Tsk, tsk, sleeping on the job.

      I know your mentor Chuckie is more interested in the Senate seats, but I am sure he will appreciate a leftist moonbat winning SOS and Gov in GA.

    334. NYCmike says:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0j2dVuhr6s

      -Translator!

      (This may get Dave cancelled, but I think it is still funny.)

    335. Tom says:

      327 – Tina, that makes no sense. All he had to do was grow a beard and join the Taliban and he could indulge his perversion with impunity.

    336. jason says:

      And your ideas about fantasy and fiction stretch into the political world, where you say I support Chuck Schumer.”

      What?

      Senators and former senators Reid, Donelly, Bennett, Koons, Sky Queen, Jones, Hassan and others are very offended about being called “fictitious”.

      Chuckie wants to know they are all real, and he thanks you for helping elect them.

    337. jason says:

      Great work! You have made a fine little world to exist in, complete with dance poles in your basement, for fitness purposes, of course.”

      Sorry, wes, I gave it a shot, but sometimes even the best translators cannot overcome the stupidity.

    338. Tgca says:

      342

      I have the airplane movie collection. They were obnoxiously funny in their time but rather un-PC today.

    339. Tina says:

      Maybe she needs to circle back to this?

      aking911
      @Breaking911
      ·
      1h
      Psaki on 13 Americans killed in Kabul airport attack:

      “The men and women who gave their lives…doesn’t take the place of all of the progress.”

    340. Tina says:

      Racist pos.

      Fox News
      @FoxNews
      ·
      1h
      Biden calls Black adviser ‘boy’ during FEMA briefing

    341. jason says:

      BIDEN: “I’m here, uh, uh, eh, the FEMA’s director’s on, uh, uh, FEMA Director Criswell, she’s on. And I’m here with, uh, with my senior adviser and a boy who knows Louisiana very, very well, man, and, and New Orleans, Cedric Richmond.”

    342. Tgca says:

      349

      Why is Jadon giving Biden credibility?

      Now people will think Biden has Hurricane Ida under control and doing a good job.

    343. jason says:

      LA Teacher’s Union President: ‘Our babies may not have learned all their times tables’ but ‘they know the words insurrection and coup’

      Normal.

    344. jason says:

      Now people will think Biden has Hurricane Ida under control and doing a good job.”

      Zzzzzzz…..

      Fauci’s mouthpiece and chief enabler at HHR actually wants to compare the importance of Fauci with the importance of Biden?

      We know Tgca thinks Fauci is the Covid God, but c’mon man…

      As we say in Texas, that dog won’t hunt.

    345. jason says:

      Of course, we know what Tgca thinks of Biden, quotes don’t lie:

      “Tgca says:
      August 29, 2021 at 1:49 pm

      231

      To rebut Jadon, Biden has a long and distinguished career as a Senator and viewed as a foreign policy expert having served on related committees over decades and one reason he was chosen as Obama’s VP.”

      So I can see why he is upset I post Biden quotes where Biden looks gaga.

    346. Tina says:

      Done, Afghanistan war is ovah.

      Steve Herman
      @W7VOA
      · 2m
      The evacuation was “a monumental accomplishment,” according to Gen. McKenzie.
      Show this thread

    347. jason says:

      Final humiliation:

      Joe Biden’s Secretary of State Antony Blinken: “We’ll be looking to” the Taliban to allow trapped Americans to leave after Biden’s Afghanistan deadline

    348. jason says:

      Murderer to judge:

      Yes, I killed him by stabbing him 75 times.

      But hey, I dug an 8 ft deep grave for him all by myself, a monumental accomplishment.

      Can I get acquitted?

    349. Bitterlaw says:

      Unless NYC actually voted for Schumer, voted illegally in other states for Deadenders, or made donations to Deadenders in other states, he is not responsible for Schumer being in charge of the Senate. Of course, Trump actually donated to Schumer but he gets a pass from most of HHR.

    350. dylan says:

      The tone of the general today was disgusting not only with his use of words “monumental accomplishment” but also with his slick talking verbosity and superfluous wording and general chipper demeanor. We have lost control of the last great institution–leadership of the US military.

    351. Tina says:

      America last.

      Zeke Miller
      @ZekeJMiller
      · 23m
      WASHINGTON (AP) — General says some American citizens who wanted to leave Afghanistan remain in country after US departure.

    352. Wes says:

      Ahem, Bitterlaw. Two words:

      Christine O’Donnell

    353. Dylan says:

      The current Dem leadership totally checkmated the Founding Fathers. They created a scenario where impeachment/removal and/or the 25th amendment would only result in an equal or worse occupant to the presidency at least through President Pro Tem of Senate (4th in succession) and to boot, a scenario where there is too much time left in the term to do existential damage to the country. Well played, lousy dems. Poorly played, lousy RINO scumbags.

    354. NYCmike says:

      Ben Sasse woke up today and realized that Joe Biden is President, and its worse than we thought it could be……………..maybe you should have listened to us the last 18 months, Ben.

    355. NYCmike says:

      Dylan,

      Things don’t look great. I agree.

      BUT, man, get a grip.

      I am sure “CG” will be here anytime soon to tell us how conservative Republicans like Cheney, Romney, Sasse and Murkowski will lead us back to our glory days.

    356. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes – I coined the term “deadender” at HHR specifically to describe COD. However, unless NYC donated to her campaign or voted illegally in Delaware, NYC had no role in her disastrous campaign. Saying he supported her without actually taking any steps to get her the nomination is elevating HHR posts far beyond their importance.

    357. Bitterlaw says:

      NYC – Did you vote for and/or send money to COD?

    358. Wes says:

      Don’t forget conservative “Republicans” like O’Donnell, Buck, Angle, Akin, Mourdock, Hovde, Miller, Tarkanian, Ward, Arpaio, and the dishonorable mention, Day, Mikey.

    359. Dylan says:

      It’s very hard to get a grip when the country is fast fading into very dangerous waters from which there seems no return. Hypothetical Scenario–

      1. USA gets hit with a 9/11 style terrorist attack on the same day one of the following three things happens:
      a. China does something super AGGRESSIVE with Taiwan
      b. Russia does something super aggressive with Ukraine
      c. NORKS do something super aggressive like detonate an EMP over the USA and knock the grid out.

      How do we come out of something like that with any intact currency or credibility in the world?

    360. Tina says:

      Hmm, I may try to print some Ca recall ballots at home.

      What a sheot show.

    361. Tina says:

      “Nobody left behind.”

      Joe Biden
      @JoeBiden

      United States government official
      · Nov 24, 2019
      It’s time we remember who we are as Americans: we treat each other with dignity, we leave nobody behind, and we give hate no safe harbor.

    362. Wes says:

      That explains the lack of circulation to GWB’s brain from the ’70s on, Bitter.

    363. Bitterlaw says:

      Bad news, Wes. You voted for GWB. Twice. That makes you responsible for GWB. On the other hand, NYC bears no responsibility for Schumer or the Deadenders unless he voted for or donated to them.

    364. Wes says:

      Those were the worst two votes I ever cast in my life, Bitter. I wish I could go back in time to 2000 and vote for Gore to keep that incompetent moron out of the White House.

    365. Tgca says:

      Jadon was the one championing Dr. Fow-chee from day one stating he is the leading expert, brings credibility, should receive medals, blah blah blah.

      We’ve all seen the posts so we know that Jadon foolishly believed everything Dr. Fow-chee said.

      Some of us saw through Fow-chee’s BS early on through his repeated bad judgment but Jadon was too naive to see it.

      It was only when Fow-chee started being widely criticized publicly and his errors were widely reported and his approval ratings plummeted did Jadon become VERY quiet on his support of Dr. Fow- chee and no longer cheerleads for him.

      Now he tries to deflect by saying if you criticize Dr. Fow-chee you’re empowering him and making him relevant which is utter nonsense.

      It’s a stoopid argument. Jadon just does not want to discuss Dr. Fow- chee because he has no credibility on the matter due to his cheerleading of the good doctor for months.

      We all know it’s deflection. Practically everyone here disagreed with you on Dr. Fow-chee.

      Of course, you want to change the subject. We get it!

    366. Bitterlaw says:

      Sorry, Wes. You did not vote for GWB once and then change your mind about him. You voted for him twice. Own it.

    367. Phil says:

      I too regret my two votes for Bush. Certainly would not have voted for Kerry but should have left it blank.

    368. Wes says:

      I was stupid, Bitter. People make mistakes in their lives. You of all people should know that.

    369. Tgca says:

      373

      I may not agree with Wes on everything, especially nutritious tasty meals and the best movies and music but he has always been honest about his perceived mistake voting for GWB. He has owned up to his mistake and perhaps Jadon could take a lesson from that too.

      Personally, I don’t know if voting for Gore or Kerry would have been any better but I do agree in hindsight GWB did more long-term damage to the US than good. That is not to say GWB did not have some successes but his foreign policy failures put us in a quagmire for years.

      Sometimes the real impacts of a presidency are not known until years later.

    370. jason says:

      Now he tries to deflect by saying if you criticize Dr. Fow-chee you’re empowering him and making him relevant which is utter nonsense. ”

      Zzzzz….

      Fauci’s chief enabler and mouthpiece is now talking about “criticizing” Fauci?

      Nice moving of goalposts.

      Maybe if you don’t build him up so much, there would be less need for criticizing him.

    371. Tgca says:

      375

      As usual, Bitter makes a stoopid argument. A mature person can accept a mistake and feel remorse over it but Bitter is neither mature nor feels remorse.

      He judges Wes’ actions, who acknowledges he regrets supporting GWB but yet refuses to accept his own support of wokeness by his actions.

      GWB foreign policy has cost the US dearly over the years. Wokeness is destroying our country internally yet Bitter supports that wokeness through his actions and accepts no accountability.

      I say give Wes credit for having the hindsight to admit his error.

      Will Bittetr ever admit his error for supporting woke culture? Doubtful.

    372. Tina says:

      Gwb is the worst Republican President post ww 2.

      Open borders.

      Unpopular wars (nation building)

      A garbage Chief Justice.

      Great Recession.

    373. Tina says:

      No more mean tweets, Rino.

      Rich Lowry
      @RichLowry
      ·
      2h
      It’s hard to imagine any prior American president, outside maybe Jimmy Carter at his worst, leaving hundreds of Americans behind and trying to spin the operation that did so as an inspiring success

    374. jason says:

      “On the other hand, NYC bears no responsibility for Schumer or the Deadenders unless he voted for or donated to them.”

      That is the biggest crock of crap.

      NYC has been Schumer’s b-tch here for years, nobody has promoted more deadenders here so Schumer could become majority leader.

      This “voting” or “donating” red herring isn’t going to fly.

      If that was the new standard at HHR, that you can’t be criticized for supporting a candidate unless you “voted” or “donated” would be recreating history here in a big way.

    375. jason says:

      I think GWB was a great President, the right man at the right moment.

      A fine and honorable man.

      Sue me.

    376. Tgca says:

      379

      There you go again Jadon.

      Jadon gets duped by Dr. Fow-chee just like he got duped by the doctor trying to hock quack advice on the internet, and tries to deflect so he doesn’t look naive.

      Remember, that Dr Jadon was championed released his own blood panel that showed high cholesterol, pre-diabetic, and other issues that were ridiculed by medical professionals and then tried to argue away that those results are meaningless even though such blood panels are the gold standard for monitoring health conditions in the medical profession around the world and required for surgical and other treatment protocols.

      That doctor also lost his medical license and agreed to a court approved settlement where he had to go through medical retraining and practice under the supervision of other doctors.

      But Jadon was following his advice and tried to push it on us too until he was confronted with truth and then as is the Jadon MO…became silent and never cheerleaded that doctor again.

      Jadon is used to being duped by doctors it looks like, and we all know it so why should he change now.

    377. jason says:

      All of that is just one lie after another.

      Complete BS.

    378. Tgca says:

      384

      This tells you everything you need to know about Jadon’s judgment.

      He thinks GWB who started a war to honor his daddy that displaced and killed hundreds of thousands and allowed terrorism to flourish to this day is worthy of greatness status.

      History tells a different story fortunately.

    379. Tgca says:

      386

      Really?

      That doctor you told us about and tried to mock me for did not lose his license? He was not required to do retraining? He was not required to operate under supervision of other doctors as part of the settlement?

      I posted links to that settlement I recall. Should I repost them?

      Refresh everyone’s memory on this board how you advocated for him and then I contrasted you with evidence of this quack.

    380. Bitterlaw says:

      Zzzzzzzzzzzzz. I would comment on Tgca’s public statements against CRT and woke culture but there are none. HHR is a blog. Maybe Tgca can post videos of his public statements.

    381. Bitterlaw says:

      How many candidates were elected solely by HHR posts? Exactly none.

    382. jason says:

      The idea that I base anything on what one doctor says or not is one of Tgca’s many lies and fantasies.

      What I said was that many in the medical profession have changed their views on fat and cholesterol. Many of the recommendations to avoid lard and eggs and other fats have been revised.

      There is not one study supporting this, there are hundreds. Even Harvard Medical Schools is no longer on the ban saturated bandwagon.

      “A handful of recent reports have muddied the link between saturated fat and heart disease. One meta-analysis of 21 studies said that there was not enough evidence to conclude that saturated fat increases the risk of heart disease, but that replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat may indeed reduce risk of heart disease.”

      Of course, a moron like you has substituted fat for sugar, the worse thing you can do.

      So don’t lecture me on nutrition.

      WHen it comes to nutrition, your ignorance is astounding.

    383. Tgca says:

      383

      I don’t recall NYC ever advocating for Schumer but maybe I missed a post. I know some here infer he indirectly helped Schumer become senate majority lead due to gop senate contenders he voted for but that is not the same as saying he supports Schumer.

      Jadon on the other hand actually glorified the unscrupulous Dr. Fow-Chee here…we all know and have seen the Jadon glorifying posts but then Jadon has the audacity to accuse NYC of lending his support to an unscrupulous person like Schumer.

      Who do you think has more credibility when it comes to accusations of who supported who, Jadon or NYC?

    384. jason says:

      Bitterlaw says:
      August 30, 2021 at 7:48 pm

      How many candidates were elected solely by HHR posts? Exactly none.”

      Zzzzz… very few candidates have been elected by one vote or one dollar either.

      Foolish analogy.

      NYC has spent years here promoting candidates that helped Schumer become majority leader.

      As such, saying he is Schumer’s b-tch and saying he has helped Schumer become majority leader is fair.

      GFY.

    385. jason says:

      I don’t recall NYC ever advocating for Schumer”

      Don’t you love it here?

    386. Tgca says:

      391

      I will find the posts you advocated this quack and repost for the world to see.

      As for cholesterol and eggs, I am fully aware of that because eggs for example got a bad wrap but it’s been like 20 years since the medical profession has revised the view on eggs. Remember the egg commercial of eggs being set free from prison? So that’s not at issue here.

      But that is not what we’re talking about here. We’re talking about you pushing a quack doctor who lost his medical license and was pushing junk science degree not supported by research. If you read further in this doctor you would know he had no research to back up his claims other than his own research.

    387. jason says:

      That doctor you told us about and tried to mock me for did not lose his license? ”

      Whatever. Nobody cares.

      I want you to dispute what really was my point.

      That a lot of the medical profession now has gotten off the “ban saturated fat” meme and is pointing to sugar junkies like you who are really at risk.

      There is a consensus now that the real bad fats are trans fats, and the real good fats are monounsaturated fats, while saturated fats are somewhat in between.

    388. Tgca says:

      394

      When did NYC ever directly advocate for Schumer, not your twisted view that if candidates he supported lose and the senate switches over, then that means they supported Schumer because it does not.

    389. Bitterlaw says:

      I don’t think NYC influenced anybody to vote for Deadenders because I don’t recall voters in the states Deadenders were nominated. Delaware and COD? I think only Bio Mom was from there and don’t recall her being a COD fan. Alaska and Joe Miller? No Alaskans at HHR. Angle and Buck? Don’t recall their states having HHR posters.

    390. Phil says:

      W gave us John Roberts and then tried to give us Harriet Miers.

      Ugh

    391. Tgca says:

      396

      Yes. That is the point! You naively put faith in the medical advice of folks simply because they have a degree or a certain pedigree like that doctor and Dr. Fow-Chee and then try to deflect when called on their errors and justifiable criticism.

      Apparently you are easily influenced by pedigree and medical BS you want to hear. We get that!

    392. jason says:

      A balanced view….

      “The bottom line
      What we know:

      It’s not how much fat you eat that’s important — it’s what kinds. As best scientists can tell, trans fats (found in foods like margarine) contribute to cardiovascular diseases, whereas unsaturated fats (found in vegetable oils and fish) actually have the opposite effect — lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease. Saturated fats (found in butter and red meat) fall somewhere in between.

      What we don’t know:

      Some of the biggest controversies surround saturated fats. Scientists disagree about the extent to which saturated fats contribute to important health outcomes like heart disease, stroke, and cancer. The available research does suggest, however, that there are health benefits from replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats in the diet, and that eating lots of nutrient-poor carbs (like sugary cereals, soda, and white bread) instead of fat is a bad idea.
      What this means for you:

      Stay away from foods that are high in trans fats. And you’re likely better off eating foods rich in unsaturated fat instead of saturated fat. But there doesn’t seem to be any need to worry about your total fat intake. So as long as you’re eating a variety of real foods and not too many calories, you’re doing well.”

    393. jason says:

      imply because they have a degree or a certain pedigree like that doctor and Dr. Fow-Chee”

      Dr. Fauci “just has a degree”?

      LOL

      No wonder people here call you a clown.

    394. Tgca says:

      Perhaps I missed a post but let’s settle this once and for all on NYC and Schumer.

      Has NYC ever posted that he supports Schumer and his politics?

      It’s that simple! Yes or no.

      If the answer is yes, then continue mocking him.

      If the answer is no, then it’s just garbage to say he supports Schumer.

    395. jason says:

      I don’t think NYC influenced anybody to vote for Deadenders because I don’t recall voters in the states Deadenders were nominated. Delaware and COD? I think only Bio Mom was from there and don’t recall her being a COD fan. Alaska and Joe Miller? No Alaskans at HHR. Angle and Buck? Don’t recall their states having HHR posters.”

      I see. You think he was a failure at supporting Schumer for Majority Leader.

      That is a more compelling argument.

      But the fact is he DID support all the deadenders and thus the election of Schumer as majority leader.

      So what wes and I say about him endeavoring to elevate Schumer as majority leader is fair and correct.

    396. Tgca says:

      402

      I referenced pedigree too but you conveniently did not state that…and I’m not tawkin about cheap trash dog food either that you would be sucked into buying based on their advertising since you’re so easily influenced by “so-called” experts.

    397. jason says:

      Tgca comes up with some fake narrative and then wants someone to comment on his fake narrative.

      Did NYC support candidates that led to Schumer becoming majority leader?

      Yes or no.

      That is the question.

    398. jason says:

      Tgca is a sugar junkie who thinks he is a nutritional expert.

      I have news for you. You are much better off eating lots of saturated fat like me than eating tons of sugar like you.

    399. Bitterlaw says:

      We Jason does not know the meaning of the word “never.” We can now add the word “support” to things that don’t translate well from Quechua to English.

      Now, Jason could say that NYC preferred Deadenders to candidates with a better chance to win but admit that NYC had no impact on those elections. But he won’t.

    400. Tina says:

      Baghdad Bob 2.0

      Max Abrahms
      @MaxAbrahms
      ·
      24m
      Matthew Dowd is back on CNN saying that the Afghanistan withdrawal went better than anyone anticipated after the Taliban took the country in a week, the $80 billion Afghan military rolled over, Americans were killed in a terror attack & responded by accidentally killing children.

    401. jason says:

      But he won’t”

      NYC is a moron, he might well have had no “impact”,

      But that is moving the goalposts.

      What I have said and wes also in so many words is that nobody has endeavored more to make Chuck Schumer majority leader here than NYC.

      I think that is a fair statement.

    402. jason says:

      Now, Jason could say that NYC preferred Deadenders to candidates with a better chance to win but admit that NYC had no impact on those elections. But he won’t”

      Are you sure I won’t.

      I agree.

      He campaigned here for a series of deadenders that in the end caused the R to lose the senate and make Schumer majority leader.

      That makes him Schumer’s b-tch.

      The “he personally was responsible for this” is your red herring BS.

    403. Bitterlaw says:

      Neither Jason nor Tgca understand that soda is the foundation of a healthy diet. Well, maybe not healthy, but when blood sugar crashes at 3:00 am, you don’t have time for jason’s 7500 calorie snack or Tgca’s 3 calorie tree bark..

    404. jason says:

      I am going to translate Bitter’s ridiculous statement:

      Because NYC was not the one person in the US responsible for electing Chuck Schumer majority leader, he cannot be criticized for endeavoring for years so that would happen.

    405. Bitterlaw says:

      Talk about moving goalposts. Jason goes from NYC supported to Deadenders to be campaigned for them even though neither changed a single vote.

    406. jason says:

      Poor NYC.

      Not only is he Schumer’s b-tch, he wasn’t even successful in making Schumer majority leader.

      An abject failure.

      Bitter is a real bastard when he wants to be.

      Cruel.

    407. Tgca says:

      410

      Fine. If you wish to make the argument that NYC used poor judgment in his support for candidates bit don’t say he supports Schumer because I don’t recall him ever saying he supported Schumer or his overall politics.

      It’s just as fair then as saying your support for GWB resulted in an unjust war based on lies and misinformation that caused the US to lose credibility throughout the world and ended up with more and not less terrorists popping up and being funded.

    408. jason says:

      Jason goes from NYC supported to Deadenders to be campaigned for them even though neither changed a single vote.”

      You think campaigned is better than supported?

      I will be happy to go back to supported, I aim to please.

    409. jason says:

      It’s just as fair then as saying your support for GWB resulted in an unjust war based on lies and misinformation that caused the US to lose credibility throughout the world and ended up with more and not less terrorists popping up and being funded.”

      No, because that is a load of crap.

    410. Tgca says:

      414

      I have to agree with my good from day Bitter who lovingly hates my guts on this one.

      How did NYC actually cause the senate candidates in all those other states outside NY to lose and hand over the senate to Schumer if NYC doesn’t vote in those states?

    411. jason says:

      bit don’t say he supports Schumer because I don’t recall him ever saying he supported Schumer or his overall politics.”

      You don’t get to tell me what to say or not to say, GFY.

      He endeavored for years to make Chuck Schumer majority leader by supporting candidates that made that possible.

      That is fair and accurate.

      You can disagree.

    412. Bitterlaw says:

      I will translate jason’s ridiculous argument.

      NYC never voted for Schumer. In fact, he voted against Schumer every time he ran. However, because some voters outside of New York State might have wandered by and read his posts in favor of Deadenders, he swung those elections.

    413. jason says:

      How did NYC actually cause the senate candidates in all those other states outside NY to lose and hand over the senate to Schumer if NYC doesn’t vote in those states?”

      You guys are really cruel.

      Tgca now calling NYC an abject failure too.

      And he tried so hard too supporting all those deadenders for years.

      Can’t you guys at least give him a A for effort?

    414. Tgca says:

      418

      Load of crap? Really?

      So there was no misinformation or lies used to go into the Iraq War 2.0 better known as the “I Avenge My Daddy” war?

      Terrorist recruitment and funding has not flourished and expanded since that war?

      Other countries did not criticize the US for that war?

    415. jason says:

      NYC never voted for Schumer.”

      Wow, red herrings are becoming red whales.

      Nobody said he voted for Schumer. Nobody said he swung elections.

      What we said was that he endeavored for years to make Schumer majority leader by supporting candidates that made that possible.

    416. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes is responsible for GWB being President. NYC is not responsible for Schumer controlling the Senate. Both can be true.

    417. Tgca says:

      422

      Jadon’s MO is in full gear tonight.

      Trying to change the argument because he can’t debate on the substance. Unfortunately it’s not working as we see through his crap.

      It is not possible for NYC to be a failure when he has no control over who gets elected in other states.

      That’s Jadon’s take on it. No one else here believes that.

    418. jason says:

      So there was no misinformation or lies used to go into the Iraq War 2.0 better known as the “I Avenge My Daddy” war?

      All the intelligence services in the West believed Iraq had WMD. Every single one. So did Bill Clinton, Hillary, Ted Kennedy, Kerry and the other Dems in the leadership. As GWB famously and accurately said, trusting in the sanity of Saddam Hussein was not an option.

      Terrorist recruitment and funding has not flourished and expanded since that war?

      Because of GWB’s war on terror, invasion of Afghanistan, the Patriot Act, Guantanamo, and a willingness to confront terror wherever it appeared, we have have not seen another 9/11 in 20 years. All bets are off now.

      Other countries did not criticize the US for that war?

      Zzzzzzzz……

    419. Bitterlaw says:

      He supported candidates by not voting for or donating to them? He may have more magical powers than COD.

    420. jason says:

      Wes is responsible for GWB being President. NYC is not responsible for Schumer controlling the Senate. Both can be true.”

      BS.

      Wes endeavored to make GWB President by voting for him twice.

      NYC endeavored to make Schumer majority leader for years by supporting every deadender candidate possible.

    421. Tgca says:

      425

      Brilliantly and succinctly said though not 100% accurate on GWB since Wes only had one vote and Bush’s presidency was not determined by just one vote but I get the bigger point being made.

      Tgca “hearts” Bitter on this!

    422. Tgca says:

      429

      Bull dinky!

      How did NYC endeavor to make Schumer majority leader if he could not and did not vote for senators outside of NY?

      Do you know how voting works?

    423. jason says:

      He supported candidates by not voting for or donating to them? He may have more magical powers than COD.”

      Is that the new standard here?

      You can’t support a candidate if you don’t vote or contribute?

      I can’t say I support Caitlyn Jenner for Governor of CA if I don’t vote for her or send her money?

      I just want to make sure this is the new requirement to support a candidate her, it will be quite revolutionary.

    424. jason says:

      How did NYC endeavor to make Schumer majority leader if he could not and did not vote for senators outside of NY?

      Do you know how voting works?”

      Wow, we really have a new standard here.

      I am sorry I won’t be able to support DeSantis for governor of Florida.

      Sad.

    425. jason says:

      How did NYC endeavor to make Schumer majority leader if he could not and did not vote for senators outside of NY?”

      I can’t wait to challenge anyone who supports a candidate they can’t vote for or that don’t financially support.

      This is going to be fun.

    426. Bitterlaw says:

      I agree with Jason that GWB was a good President who worked effectively to keep the US safe. I disagree with Jason that NYC had any impact on Schumer controlling the Senate. NYC’s HHR posts did not change the Deadender primaries.

    427. Tgca says:

      407

      My diet is nutritiously balanced. My diet does not consist of junk food or soda or empty calories.

      My blood panel work always comes back normal to good every time. Anyone with high cholesterol or triglycerides or sugar levels are at risk for a multitude of health issues.

      You’re the one with heart disease from your gluttonous greasy fatty diet that no respectable cardiologist would encourage following.

      Do you take any medications for your heart disease or has your doctor recommended any diets? I don’t have any such issues requiring meds or recommendations.

    428. Tgca says:

      435

      Jadon says GWB was a great president in 384. That’s laughable. It’s like saying Jimmy Carter was a great president.

      Yes, GWB helped keep the country safe after 9/11 but he also created our longest war and lost the US credibility with most of the world on his “Daddy Retribution War” that was not necessary to the safety of the US and that was built on lies and misinformation, and gave us 8 years of Obama that resulted in serious domestic issues for the US.

    429. Cash Cow TM says:

      Here is who I blame for the debacle in Gannystan:

      –GWB for expanding the military mission in Gannystan beyond taking out al kydah and killing Osama Bin Lawdin and making it into nation building, bringing democracy there, and all sorts of other things that flat out was alien to Ganny culture.

      –Biden for being an idiot (closing Bagram base, changing the timeline of U.S. withdrawal, etc. etc. etc.) and Biden advisors and string pullers working behind scenes and making/encouraging decisions to screw this withdraw up.

      –80 million voters who voted for the idiot Biden.

      AND NARY A PEEP OUT OF THE HYPOCRICIAL LIBERAL WHACKADOODLES IN THE U.S. CLAMORING FOR RIGHTS OF WOMEN, LBGTQEIEIOs, HUMAN RIGHTS, TOLERANCE, ETC. who take to the streets of America at the drop of a hat to demonstrate against ANY R elected officials over ANY rumored, pretended, or whatever supposed affront by any R toward women, LBGTQEIEIOs, etc.

    430. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason – You can support anybody you want. But unless you vote for and/or donate to and/or volunteer for them, your support has no impact on the election. Sorry.

    431. jason says:

      I disagree with Jason that NYC had any impact on Schumer controlling the Senate. NYC’s HHR posts did not change the Deadender primaries.”

      I agree with Bitter, since I never said that.

      I hope Bitter agrees with me on what I actually said.

      “He endeavored for years to make Chuck Schumer majority leader by supporting candidates that made that possible.”

    432. jason says:

      You’re the one with heart disease”

      And Tgca wonders why he is considered a clown.

      I will match my health against his any day, especially considering he is constantly having surgeries and health problems, eats a horribly unhealthy diet and is grossly underweight.

    433. jason says:

      But unless you vote for and/or donate to and/or volunteer for them, your support has no impact on the election.”

      I disagree.

      I think you are right regarding a moron like NYC.

      But with a highly persuasive, intelligent and confidence inspiring person like me, it is possible I influence elections far and wide.

      I think there were some people from IA here that were convinced on my influential comments on that congressional election there where the R won by 6 votes.

    434. Bitterlaw says:

      Lies and misinformation? So how did GWB get the intelligence services of the UK, France, Germany, Israel and the UN weapons inspectors to lie for him?

    435. Tgca says:

      Sickening that we left hundreds of Americans behind and now we’re told the process for getting their release will shift from the military to diplomatic solution by the State Department. In other words, they’re hostages to the Taleebon.

      This is the kind of decisions that drive people bonkers about our leaders.

      Biden to address the nation tomorrow. If he tries to call this successful or goes on about his f* kin dead son then he deserves to be impeached.

      He failed America for a failed photo op. Who is going to take care of the hundreds of Americans left behind? Where will their food and shelter come from? Their medical care? Who will protect them?

      It’s disgusting that DNC brags Biden accomplished what other US presidents could not. I assume they mean getting American soldiers killed and leaving Americans behind in a failed exit strategy.

      https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2021/aug/31/afghanistan-live-news-kabul-taliban-biden-final-us-flight-military-forces-leave-airport-islamic-state-latest-updates

    436. Bitterlaw says:

      440 So NYC endeavored to make Schumer Majority leader but did not cast any votes, make any donations, or volunteer any time to the Deadenders he “supported.” Got it.

    437. Tgca says:

      441. Jadon

      So share your cholesterol and triglyceride levels then. If they’re high it’s unhealthy and you can’t get around that. If you take medicine to manage your heart condition, you are not healthy specimen as healthy people do not need to take medication to manage weight or heart conditions.

      If you’re overweight, that is not healthy either. If you’re body fat % is greater than 25% that is not healthy.

      My surgeries were from a degenerative disease that started in my youth. We always knew it would get where I needed surgery since it’s an irreversible disease. It has nothing to do with my diet.

      You eat an unhealthy diet of excessive greasy fats that contribute to cancer and heart disease. You can delude yourself that these are good for you by finding quacks on the internet who lose their medical licenses that seek out stoopid people like you to sell their products to but the vast majority of the medical community would tell you your diet is not healthy.

    438. Tgca says:

      441

      I am not underweight. I have more muscle tone than most my age and always have so technically my weight is higher than expected even though my waist was not but that’s only because muscle weighs more than fat.

      I wonder the last time Jadon did any aerobic exercise. Can you walk your fat a$$ up stairs or a steep hill without getting winded or stopping for a pork chop? Can you jog a mile or walk briskly without calling an ambulance?

      If you can’t do these things you’re not healthy.

    439. Tina says:

      Our generals are so quiet.

      Where is Mad Dog? Where is Milly Vanilly?

    440. Bitterlaw says:

      https://images.app.goo.gl/D98Q7JM28rbw13EA7

      Jason and Tgca used to be closer. Especially when fighting me.

    441. Tina says:

      Pat Ward
      @WardDPatrick
      ·
      27m
      Mark Schmitz, father of fallen Marine Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz to Fox on his meeting with POTUS over the weekend: “It didn’t go well. He talked a bit more about his own son than he did my son and that didn’t sit well with me

    442. Tgca says:

      448. Tina

      They’re quiet because they know the US military has just been humiliated under Biden. It’s one thing to exit gracefully and another to be chased out and be told you leave by this date or else by a ragtag group of mountain goat farmers.

    443. jason says:

      You are full of crap.

      You know nothing of nutrition and you should stop giving advice lest someone kill themself following it.

      Contrary to you I eat a well balanced diet, low on carbs and zero sugar.

      I don’t have any heart condition, high blood pressure and am not overweight. My cholesterol is higher than normal but my HDL is also high, so the ratio is not too bad. My doctor said a low cholesterol diet would not help me, he thinks it is genetic.

      I also enjoy eating real food and don’t eat chemically laden fake foods pretending they are real like you do. You also eat a lot of sugar and delude yourself that maple syrup is not sugar.

      You are in no position to lecture anybody.

      GFY.

    444. jason says:

      So NYC endeavored to make Schumer Majority leader..”

      Glad you got it.

    445. jason says:

      I made the mistake of listening to the radio call of the mother of the Marine that was killed, McCollum I think. It was a replay but it might as well have been live.

      If you don’t want to be haunted, don’t listen to it.

    446. Tgca says:

      449

      I had no idea Jadon was so short but there’s no denying his ethnic look.

      That tall dude must be one of my uncles standing next to Jadon because those Latin features are too dark for me. I got more of the white Latin look…yeah I know…racist but not my fault.

    447. Bitterlaw says:

      In English, you have to read the entire sentence to get the full meaning. Go back and try it again.

    448. jason says:

      Can you walk your fat a$$ up stairs or a steep hill without getting winded or stopping for a pork chop? Can you jog a mile or walk briskly without calling an ambulance?”

      I can walk 10 miles over rough terrain with a loaded rifle and heavy backpack.

      I bet you can’t.

    449. Tina says:

      Miranda Devine
      @mirandadevine
      ·
      14m
      Admirable restraint from grieving goldstar dads Darin Hoover Snr and Mark Schmitz on
      @seanhannity
      as they paid tribute to their late Marine sons Jared Schmitz, 20, and Darin Taylor Hoover Jr, 31. Said Biden was disrespectful Sunday, looking at his watch several times, not once

    450. jason says:

      A 115 lb weakling like you would start puking and fainting after about half a mile through the hills I walk.

    451. Tgca says:

      452

      My diet is veggies if complex carbs, mainly greens. I do not indulge in pastas or breads unless I go out.

      I eat eggs daily for protein and include occasional tofu or protein drinks i make myself which is considered heart healthy and eaten by billions around the world.

      I do not eat fried or charred foods or foods saturated in grease and salt.

      Unless I’m out with friends, I do not do desserts or sugary foods.

      I don’t drink alcohol or smoke.

      I have excellent muscle tone and more than most guys probably from years of weight lifting.

      You can fantasize about my diet all you want but a diet of excessive portions of greasy fat is not healthy.

      Healthy is in moderation and not in gluttony.

      Remember, eat to live, not live to eat.

    452. Tgca says:

      459

      I lived in San Francisco for nearly two decades and walked up hills you could not possibly navigate. I rarely used my car and walked up and down steep hills daily.

      Your fat a$$ would collapse in minutes having to walk up such hills.

    453. jason says:

      What is not healthy is chemically laden sugary and fake foods that comprise most of your ridiculous diet.

    454. jason says:

      I lived in San Francisco for nearly two decades”

      So you used be healthy before you adopted your fake diet?

      I can believe.

    455. Tgca says:

      462

      Please tell me what chemically fake foods I eat.

      Who knew that organic eggs and green veggies and fresh berries were chemically laden fake foods.

      You live on excessive servings of pork one of the unhealthiest of all meats.

    456. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason needs to be in shape to keep up with the llamas.

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DMwsO0mmkgo

    457. Bitterlaw says:

      Prediction – Jason will live to be a happy 85 years old and die surrounded by his family, llamas, and loaded weapons.

      Tgca will live to be 200 surrounded by fish, bark, and Betty White, Keith Richards and Walt.

    458. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @RNCResearch
      On August 19, Biden said “if there are American citizens left, we’re going to stay until we get them all out.”

      He lied.

    459. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      RCP polling average of Biden’s job approve as of August 30th.

      47.4% Approve
      48.6% Disapprove

    460. jason says:

      Please tell me what chemically fake foods I eat.”

      Probably 90% of your diet is fake foods.

      Starting with fake burgers, fake hot dogs and all the other artificial junk you eat.

      I am not going to be lectured on food by a sickly pseudo sugar junkie vegetarian who is full of health problems posing as a nutritional expert.

      I eat real food which I enjoy and that is healthy not the absolute garbage you consume.

      And of course there is nothing “unhealthy” about pork, which IS consumed by billions around the world.

      Here, educate yourself a little before saying something stupid.

      And I suggest you start with some pork chops, so you won’t get blown away by a 15 mile an hour wind.

      “High-quality protein is the main nutritional component of pork, making it useful for muscle growth and maintenance. The fat content of pork varies. It’s mainly made up of saturated and monounsaturated fats.”

      “Pork contains a number of bioactive meat compounds, such as creatine, taurine, and glutathione, that may benefit health in various ways.”

      “Pork is an excellent source of high-quality protein, so it should be effective for the growth and maintenance of muscle mass. Like other types of meat, it may also help improve muscle function and exercise performance.”

      “Pork is an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals, including thiamine, zinc, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, niacin, phosphorus, and iron.”

    461. Bitterlaw says:

      I watched a show on Civil War food and medicine. One historian said the Union troops had the advantage because their diet contained more beef while the Confederates ate mostly pork.

      Not really

    462. Bitterlaw says:

      I watched a show on Civil War food and medicine. One historian said the Union troops had the advantage because their diet contained more beef while the Confederates ate mostly pork.

      Not really a big part of this conversation but interesting.

    463. Bitterlaw says:

      Not sure how 470 was shortened from 471 but appeared first.

    464. jason says:

      Beef is good too.

    465. jason says:

      RCP polling average of Biden’s job approve as of August 30th.

      47.4% Approve
      48.6% Disapprove”

      Depressing.

    466. jason says:

      Anybody who sees that that poll and doesn’t think we are screwed is delusional.

    467. Tgca says:

      466

      Hey! If it’s just me Betty White and nature. I’m good.

    468. NYCmike says:

      Wow! Lot of mentions! Wissing, I should get some $$ for generating so many hits!

      Bitterlaw, and Tgca, Thanks, you know I never supported Chuckie Schumer, and I never would.

      As for Wes and Jason, even though they also know I NEVER (the real definition, not jason’s) supported Chuckie, they show disdain, once again, for the voters of each respective state wanting more choices in primary elections, as too many of our incumbent politicians do NOT govern like they campaign.

      Bitterlaw, I understand your rule about incumbents, and I respect it. BUT, the situation this country finds itself in has a lot to do with Republicans “just trying to get along and get things done, for the People.”, and it needs to be rectified, with strong, conservative-minded people who govern the way they campaign.

    469. jason says:

      Bitterlaw, and Tgca, Thanks, you know I never supported Chuckie Schumer, and I never would.”

      Zzzzzz……

      I bet he would love to send you a mug after all you have done for him.

      Oh wait, Bitter said you were an abject failure, so I will change it to everything you tried to do for him.

    470. jason says:

      they show disdain, once again, for the voters of each respective state wanting more choices in primary elections, as too many of our incumbent politicians do NOT govern like they campaign.”

      Translation: let’s nominate more deadenders so Chuckie Schumer will get an even bigger majority!

    471. Wes says:

      Ah, I see. Criticizing grifters like Christine O’Donnell who cheapen nominations with nonserious campaigns intended to do nothing but increase the grifters’ earning potential is showing “disdain, once again, for the voters of each respective state wanting more choices in primary elections, as too many of our incumbent politicians do NOT govern like they campaign.”

      This is one of the smarmiest, most ridiculous posts I’ve literally ever read on this blog.

      How dare people think gadflies who want to line their own pockets and intend to make no serious attempt at winning the office the primary voters nominate them for should not be regarded as viable candidates regardless of how much the increasingly insular and out-of-touch talk radio hivemind wants to promote them?

      The voters finally rebelled against Mikey, the money-grubbing elitists on talk radio, and the menagerie of morons the so-called “grass roots” were astroturfing in the primaries in 2014 and beat those grifters in the primaries.

      Thank God they did too, or the Supreme Court would have had an extremist liberal majority at least through the end of last year.

      That’s something Mikey, the money- and ratings-seeking bomb throwers on talk radio, and the grifters in the Tea Party never worried or cared about.

      People like to talk about how Donald Trump was a breath of fresh air after a string of out-of-touch presidential nominees in the decade preceding him. There’s some truth to that, and Trump was indeed–initially at least–a boon to the conservative movement.

      People like Mikey though refuse to acknowledge the damage done by talk radio blowhards such as Hannity, Levin, and the late Rush Limbaugh–all of whom put their bottom line ahead of advancing the causes they purportedly espouse–and their chosen pack of astroturfed grifters like Christine O’Donnell and Corey Stewart who were never serious candidates but wanted only to suck the oxygen out of the atmosphere for actually viable candidates in their quest for self-aggrandizement.

      Damn hypocrites, every single one of them.

    472. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      450. “Said Biden was disrespectful Sunday, looking at his watch several times, not once.”

      One can see why his son Hunter is such mess. Biden senior has been caught lying, cheating, and misappropriating the work of others throughout of life. Apparently Joe Biden had no problem watching Hunter engage in influence peddling based on his being Joe Biden’s son. And he may have gotten his “leave some for the old man” share of Hunter’s take. In short, old Joe is a real dirtbag.

    473. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #VAGov race in virtual tie according to @trafalgar_group #poll of likely ‘21 VA Statewide Fall Election voters (conducted 8/26-29).(H/T: RRH)

      @TerryMcAuliffe 46.6%,
      @GlennYoungkin 46.3%,
      Others 2.1%
      Undecided 5%

      See Report: https://t.co/P3figiujyg https://t.co/PKELsMfYYS

    474. Bitterlaw says:

      NYC wanted Deadenders to be nominated. He did nothing to help them be nominated. Both can be true.

    475. Country Dick Montana says:

      What is the definition of a “deadender?” We have seen examples and they admittedly were not the best candidates, but they managed apparently to win primaries. Trump was probably the ultimate deadender, but he defeated Clinton. There is arguably enough irregularities in the 2020 election that he may have likely defeated the current occupant of the WH.

    476. Bitterlaw says:

      Deadenders are “send a message” candidates without enough appeal to win a General Election. Christine O’Donnell in Delaware is the perfect example. She defeated a Republican who had never lost a statewide race because he was not 100% perfect on the Tea Party litmus rests. Here is a good guide – If you have to run ads saying you are not a witch, you are a Deadender.

    477. jason says:

      NYC wanted Deadenders to be nominated. He did nothing to help them be nominated.”

      LOL

    478. Country Dick Montana says:

      Sometimes a message needs to be sent. I see very little difference between Romney, Murkowski, Chaney and the other longtime politicians than I do Democrats.

    479. Tgca says:

      Many in the GOP thought Trump was a deadender too in 2016. He was believed to have a message that resonated with folks but he was unelectable. Many here thought that and did not vote for him.

      They were wrong and Trump was the most accomplished POTUS since Reagan.

      Many thought the same of Rubio in FL in 2010. Another deadender that defied the odds and won.

      You just never know…though I agree if you’ve practiced witchcraft you’re probably not a good candidate prior to 2020 but that might be a plus these days in some states.

    480. Tgca says:

      487

      Agreed! Many in the GOP settle for 2nd best or 3rd best and often it is not really much worse then the Dems. Think Arlen Specter as one example.

      It is highly unlikely you’re going to get a reliable conservative elected from DE, CT, NJ or NY so why waste the resources.

    481. Tgca says:

      Technically, McCain and Dole we’re both deadenders too. Most embarrassing GOP candidates in a long time. Sometimes the GOP strategy of picking its candidates is itself a deadender process.

    482. jason says:

      This is one of the smarmiest, most ridiculous posts I’ve literally ever read on this blog.”

      I am not so sure.

      “NYC wanted Deadenders to be nominated. He did nothing to help them be nominated.”

      It has some competition.

      One has to presume that when you post here, you are trying to defend a point of view and presumably you want others to consider it.

      So the fact that possibly NYC, who is a moron, was an abject failure at defending his point of view doesn’t mean he wasn’t trying to persuade people.

      Bitter’s new standard “But unless you vote for and/or donate to and/or volunteer for them, your support has no impact on the election” is also extremely stupid. If that were true there would be no political ads or opinion articles.

      Nobody said NYC made the difference between Schumer being majority leader or not.

      Here is what I said, fair and accurate.

      “He endeavored for years to make Chuck Schumer majority leader by supporting candidates that made that possible.”

    483. jason says:

      Sometimes a message needs to be sent.”

      Chuck Schumer agrees with you.

    484. Meldrim says:

      I don’t know if National Review’s Kevin Williamson lurks in HHR, but he just wrote about lisab’s favorite expression:

      Words About Words

      There is a Polish proverb I love that is more and more useful every day: Nie mój cyrk, nie moje ma?py, “Not my circus, not my monkeys.” This is especially useful if you are a conservative who watches Fox News from time to time or if you are following the Senate race in Ohio.

      The word monkey is one of those words that are just funny, and it seems to be as funny in Polish as it is in English. Some words are funny because they sound like they should be dirty (dongle, poop-deck, haboob) or because they are foreign-language words that look absurd in English (humuhumunukunukuapua’a), but, sometimes, it’s just the phoneme, in this case, –nk, which is part of a lot of funny words: monkey, funky, honkey, tinkle, spank, spelunk, conk, stank, stunk, zonk, wank, etc. Why is –nk funny? No one knows. It just is, and groups of –nk words, rhyming or not, are funnier still: funky monkey, spank the monkey, junk in the trunk, rinky-dink, drunk as a skunk, yank the crank, etc.

      You can take that to the bank.

      https://www.nationalreview.com/the-tuesday/alexander-hamiltons-revenge/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TUE_20210831&utm_term=Tuesday-Smart

    485. jason says:

      Many in the GOP thought Trump was a deadender too in 2016.”

      I was one of them.

      But there is a difference. There was no incumbent with a much better chance of winning the GE.

      The biggest deadender in 2016, however, was Jeb Bush.

    486. Bitterlaw says:

      COD defeated a reliable conservative to get the nomination. He was so certain to win the GE that Beau Biden chose to not run for the Senate. So Delaware got Senator for Life Chris Coons.

      Jason – What did NYC do to elect any Senate candidate outside of New York? He did not vote for, donate to, or volunteer for any of them.

    487. Country Dick Montana says:

      Ah, the Chuck Schumer agrees with you retort. I am actually living having him and Pelosi and the corpse in charge of everything. I didn’t think that they would screw things up this badly this fast, but they are sure making a good argument for electing others besides Democrats. But if all we get are the same big government, Washington DC controls your lives types, then what is the difference.

      This is a game to everyone here. I want a country that is worth fighting for.

    488. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason is just not bright. Take his statement regarding political ads and opinion columns. They obviously support a candidate. However, except for Presidential campaigns, they are targeted to specific local races. If you want to be elected mayor of Boston, you don’t run ads in Chicago. Of course, ads can be run to raise money outside of a local race BUT unless somebody makes a donation or volunteers, only the donors and volunteers actually support the candidate with any impact.

    489. Tgca says:

      495

      With regard to NYC supporting candidates outside NY, I agree with my Sewer State arch enemy and good friend Bitter who I hate with all my being.

      Unless NYC is a person with prominent national or monetary influence, it is nearly impossible for him to influence elections outside his state so calling him a Schumer supporter is just plain silly and nothing but demagoguery, and raises to the same level of political unseriousness that the losing candidates are accused of being.

    490. Tgca says:

      497

      Regarding Jadon not being too bright, again I agree with my Sewer State arch enemy and good friend Bitter who I despise more than stepping in a big pile of dog chit.

      I find Jadon to be often practical at times but definitely a mental midget otherwise, especially when it comes to understanding details and nuancing.

    491. Tgca says:

      What gold star mom told Biden but the MSM won’t print. Good for her! F*ck Beau Biden! The avoidable deaths is not about him.

      Chappell expressed the pain she was experiencing of never again being able to enjoy her son when Biden “tried to interrupt me” with his own “sob story” and she had to tell him “this isn’t about you so don’t make it about you!”

      You then said you just wanted me to know that you know how I feel and I let you know that you don’t know how I feel and you do not have the right to tell me you know how I feel! You then rolled your f***ing eyes in your head like you were annoyed with me and I let you know that the only reason I was talking to you was out of respect for my son. …

      You turned to walk away and I let you know my sons blood was on your hands and you threw your hand up behind you as you walked away from me like you were saying ‘ok whatever!’

      https://www.dailywire.com/news/another-gold-star-mom-blasts-biden-he-rolled-his-fing-eyes-like-he-was-annoyed-with-me

    492. Phil says:

      Cassidy, Thune, Cornyn, Murkowski, Burr, Romney……

      Anyone heard a word out of these “Republicans” regarding Biden’s cluster f*ck” in Afghanistan”? I mean even one damned word.

      Crickets

      Senate Republicans are worthless. Completely and totally worthless.

      Hey, but Sasse woke up long enough to notice that Biden ain’t such an improvement over Trump. Never mind. He will be back to demonizing Trump voters any day now.

      Lindsey Graham? He’s busy on the Judiciary Committee rubber stamping every loon Biden has sent over to serve on the bench.

      Half the Republican caucus in the Senate sits in DC on a day by day basis looking down on the “peons” that make up the Republican voter base and just laugh.

      Quit being played for suckers.

    493. Tina says:

      The Republican leadership is mute, Phil.

      They are disgraces.

    494. Tgca says:

      Three Gold star parents annoyed Biden kept checking his watch something else you won’t see by the MSM.

      By the way, as my son and the rest of our fallen Heroes were being taken off the plane yesterday, I watched you disrespect us all 5 different times by checking your watch!” she wrote. “What the f*** was so important that you had to keep looking at your watch? You are nobody special Biden! America Hates you!”

      Gold Star fathers Mark Schmitz and Darin Hoover also slammed Biden for looking at his watch during the dignified transfer.

      “In reference to the checking of his watch, that didn’t happen just once,” said Hoover, who lost his son, Marine Staff Sgt. Taylor Hoover, in the attack. “That happened on every single one that came out of that airplane. It happened on every single one of them. They would release the salute, and he would look down at his watch on every last one – all 13 – he looked down at his watch.”

    495. Phil says:

      What leadership, Tina?

    496. Tgca says:

      501

      Sorry Phil but I disagree. I did see where Romney had the courage to voice his conscious and also blamed Trump for the Afghanistan disaster so you should give credit where credit is due.

      Romney had the courage to speak out on CNN and make sure he blamed Trump too.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/mitt-romney-blames-trump-for-afghan-disaster/

    497. jason says:

      Regarding Jadon not being too bright, again I agree with my Sewer State arch enemy and good friend Bitter who I despise more than stepping in a big pile of dog chit.

      I find Jadon to be often practical at times but definitely a mental midget otherwise, especially when it comes to understanding details and nuancing.”

      Hey Bitter, 50/50 on the points?

    498. Tgca says:

      Ouch!

      “90 retired generals and admirals signed an open letter calling for Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley to resign.”

      The letter, published by Flag Officers 4 America, argues that Austin and Milley either did not do enough to persuade President Joe Biden away from a hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan or should have resigned in protest if the president insisted on his plan despite their pleas to the contrary.

      EXACTLY! This is the point I argued the other day. These military leaders should have known better but they did nothing. Mistakes are understandable, dereliction of duty is not.

      I understand POTUS is commander in chief and has final say but they also know right from wrong and must know Biden is not dealing with a full deck at this point.

      https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2021/08/30/90-retired-flag-officers-gens-mark-milley-lloyd-austin-resign-afghanistan/

    499. jason says:

      However, except for Presidential campaigns, they are targeted to specific local races.”

      Poor Bitter, digging an even deeper hole.

      No, if that were true you would only be able to read an opinion in support of a particular senate or congressional candidate in a local newspaper or news feed.

      But as we saw with the GA runoffs, the races were nationalized and the Dems were running ads everywhere regarding the importance of winning these races.

      Same with the Texas voting laws, the Dems are running national ads opposing it.

      NYC did everything he could at HHR to make Chuck Schumer majority leader. That is a fact. How effective he was, whether he convinced anybody, blah, blah, blah is irrelevant.

      If you want to call him Chuck Schumer’s b-tch AND an abject failure go ahead. Fine with me.

    500. jason says:

      only the donors and volunteers actually support the candidate with any impact.”

      LOL

      Major goal post moving alert.

      “With any impact”.

      I love it here.

      Ok, I will make Bitter happy.

      “NYC endeavored for years here at HHR to make Chuck Schumer majority leader. It is doubtful that he actually made a difference in attaining that goal”

    501. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason – I will share the points but give you 75% of them. I owned August so please carry my points over to September.

      Since you concede that NYC had no impact and did not make Schumer Majority Leader, we can move on. GFY

    502. jason says:

      Since you concede that NYC had no impact and did not make Schumer Majority Leader”

      Fine, since I never said anything about what impact he had or didn’t have.

      I am glad you agree with my original statement then that NYC for years endeavored to make Schumer Majority Leader.

      We can agree that he is a failure, no problem.

    503. Meldrim says:

      #495, Bitter, COD was a walking disaster who never should have come close to the nomination, and I agree with you that the man she defeated (congressman, and former governor, Mike Castle) would have won comfortably in that special election (and probably would have won reelection in 2014, although he likely would have been toast in 2020), but Castle was not “a reliable conservative.” That being said, he was a reliable moderate Republican, and far preferable to a reliable liberal Democrat such as Coons–and in a state like Delaware, you can’t hope for someone much better than that (the days of Pete DuPont have come and gone).

    504. Tina says:

      We are on the way to a double dip recession, according to the analyst cited in this article:

      https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/consumer-confidence-crashes-amid-concerns-about-delta-variant-inflation-fear-soar

    505. Marv says:

      Hey Tina

      How goes it for you today?

      I see that a Gov Elder administration is a growing possibility.
      What does it look like from your perspective?

    506. New York City says:

      and far preferable to a reliable liberal Democrat such as Coons’

      Are you crazy?

      We needed to send a message to the RINOS that a liberal Dem that votes 100% against your interests is much better than a RINO that only votes in your interest 90% of the time.

    507. New York City says:

      That’s why I say if we can’t have a 100% litmus tested true conservative Senate we have to send a message.

      Chuck Schumer as majority leader is that message.

      Thanks.

    508. jason says:

      Jason – I will share the points but give you 75% of them. I owned August so please carry my points over to September.”

      Didn’t we pass a rule that carryovers could only occur due to extreme weather conditions caused by global warming such as a major hurricane?

      Oh wait….

    509. Tgca says:

      513

      I approve of Meldrim’s post.

      As noted earlier, it is not likely to get reliable conservative GOP elected in lib states, especially in the midatlantic northeastern states and even if you do, there’s no guarantee they will vote with the GOP on close calls in the senate.

      Mary Land Gubbernor Hogan is a perfect example of someone I would most likely sit out an election for if he were the GOP nominee in my state or for POTUS. He’s more Dem light than GOP conservative.

      Now sometimes you just need to count votes and you’ll take what you can get but on the bigger conservative issues, often these RINOs are not reliable and hence the frustration of why many conservatives either don’t vote or seek less attractive candidates.

    510. Wes says:

      Tgca says:
      August 31, 2021 at 9:32 am
      487

      Agreed! Many in the GOP settle for 2nd best or 3rd best and often it is not really much worse then the Dems. Think Arlen Specter as one example.

      It is highly unlikely you’re going to get a reliable conservative elected from DE, CT, NJ or NY so why waste the resources.

      McCain and Dole were sacrificial lambs in unwinnable races. Clinton had deftly coopted the most popular elements of the GOP agenda and positioned himself as a popular moderate. Dole had no chance but finished respectably and did no damage down ticket. That’s not what Deadender do.

      McCain was the best of a bad lot in a wave year for the opposition party. He actually ran somewhat better than polls, but no one was beating Obama in 2008. Downballot was a disaster and was always going to be in a year when the incumbent President had a 29% approval rating.

      You can’t really say Dole and McCain were Deadenders given the circumstances of their elections.

    511. Tgca says:

      LA gubbernor Edwards tells folks who fled the state due to hurricane Ida not to return until they are told to do so.

      I think he left out the part where he will be resettling Afghani immigrants into their homes during the interim after they register as Dems.

      https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/08/31/us/hurricane-ida-updates

    512. Wes says:

      As far as Trump and Rubio, yes, Trump was suspected to be a Deadender, but he actually put in the legwork for a campaign and deftly used Hillary’s personal moral turpitude against her to negate assaults on his own character and pull out a victory. He didn’t appreciably hurt the party downballot, but he did show weakness in a number of states Dems would exploit in coming years. Thus, not a Deadender though clearly imperfect as a standard bearer.

      I don’t recall anyone’s saying Rubio was a Deadender. People did think he couldn’t beat Crist, but Crist ran a weak campaign and stupidly embraced Obama publicly. He began falling behind in straw polls and revealed his commitment to himself by making noises about running as an Indy. Meanwhile, Rubio continued to gain momentum and beat Crist the second polls closed on Election Night. Thus, not a Deadender.

    513. Tgca says:

      520

      Yes I can! I can say what I want Bish! This is a free country…for now at least.

      I understand the challenges of the times they ran, as timing and events also impact electability beyond the candidate, especially in 2008 trying to get a 3rd term for the party with a major recession and MSM propping up Obama.

      But regardless of the times and events, I think both of these were lackluster horrible candidates even in the best of times. Times have changed and they just don’t energize people. McCain was being outshined by Palin. It’s the 1st time in recent memory that it often appeared there was more interest, good or bad, in the VP then in the presidential candidate.

      Dole was a good senate leader but he did not resonate with folks with his gruff voice and public persona. I actually admire much about Dole and he had great wit too but I always thought he was not presidential material, at least from an optics view. Clearly he had substantive qualifications for the job.

      McCain was similar to Dole in lack of enthusiasm and he made too many enemies in the GOP over the years so even in the best of times he was luke warm to a large portion of the conservative base. I was wish washy on him myself but then lost complete respect for him when he made a spectacle in the senate of voting against the GOP and conservatives on rescinding Obamacare because he wished to settle a vendetta with Trump. That tarnished his reputation for good with many conservatives and evidenced by the enthusiastic leftward plunge his family made in the 2020 election. Doesn’t the McCain family look stoopid now for embracing Joe Biden.

    514. Gordon Allen says:

      Tina. Have been saying that for a while. Next to Biden,and our ” generals”,we also have an incompetent fed.
      The bubble will burst,but when?

    515. jason says:

      Neither Dole or McCain were deadenders, what a load of BS.

      But Tgca is right, he has the right to say something stupid.

    516. jason says:

      Undercover Footage: Pro-Antifa Teacher Admits to Scaring and Guilting Kids Into Being Communists”

      Why worry?

      Vote R in the next election and it will all go away.

    517. Tgca says:

      522. Wes

      I lived in FL and voted for Rubio. I did not originally think he would win because many considered him a little rightwinger in the pockets of the far right during the FL primary.

      As we saw, after winning the primary and election, Rubio betrayed many of the conservative principles he ran on and became the darling of DC. Remember the senate gang of eight on immigration?

      Rubio thought he would be the savior of the GOP because of his Latino heritage and basically ran on that for a couple of years until Ted Cruz came along and challenged him for that role. Remember this ridiculous Time cover?

      http://content.time.com/time/covers/0,16641,20130218,00.html

      Then Rubio bombed in 2016 due to massive ridicule by Christie and later by Trump, having a humiliating and agonizing defeat in FL primary that he has never really recovered from to this day in terms of his prior senate stature.

    518. NYCmike says:

      “Unless NYC is a person with prominent national or monetary influence,…..”

      -It is you who have said it!

    519. Tgca says:

      525

      Name a time from 1988 forward where Dole or McCain could have won against the chosen GOP candidates?

      They were not presidential material from an optics view to most voters. I’m not talking about substantive knowledge. I could not see any circumstance in which they could have won even in the best of times for the GOP since the mid 80s.

      So therefore, if you know they’re not gonna win, then they’re deadenders. Why nominate them?

      They were nominated because the GOP has often followed the next in line mentality until Trump came along, where the Dems have often taken risks instead of next in line, like appeal, think Clinton and Obama as examples.

    520. NYCmike says:

      Through all of jason and Wes’s blubberrings, I have always supported the Republican nominee in the general election.

      Have they done the same?

      What did Wes or jason do to keep Chuckie from becoming Majority Leader? Same as I have. Voted for the other person, in their district, or state.

      That is, until they QUIT.

    521. Phil says:

      Yeah, vote Republican and it will all go away.

      Well, Jason, a majority on here actually believe that drivel.

      Such a sad disconnect from reality.

      I just shake my head.

    522. NYCmike says:

      Vote Republican and then hold them to their campaign promises. If they change, look elsewhere for a better Republican candidate.

      It should be an active pursuit. Incumbency should not be a lifetime guarantee.

    523. NYCmike says:

      “CG” still hasn’t made it down from Mount Sanctimony……..

    524. Tgca says:

      525

      …and it takes brass balls to call someone stoopid when you posted yesterday in 384 that GWB was a great president.

      I have NEVER heard anybody ever make that claim, publicly or privately.

      Perhaps you are the only one outside the Bush family to believe such crap.

    525. Tgca says:

      NYC

      You should know the drill by now with Jadon.

      He will hypocritically twist himself into a pretzel to defend his points (like Trump tariffs bad but Reagan tariffs good and Dr. Fow-chee should get more medals but those that criticize Fow-Chee elevate him ) and claim others said something they never said.

      We know you never advocated for Schumer because under that rationale, then it can be said Jadon advocated for Hillary in 2016 by not supporting Trump. It’s a silly naive argument in either case.

    526. Wes says:

      So therefore, if you know they’re not gonna win, then they’re deadenders. Why nominate them?

      Under that logic, why did Republicans nominate anyone in 1996 and 2008? No Republican was going to win either year. You might as well go with the next person in line as with anyone else. Using your logic, every Republican who ran in those years was a Deadender.

    527. Tgca says:

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      Dearest Wes

      Not necessarily. I don’t see any circumstance where Dole or McCain could have won for the reasons I posted about their enthusiasm factor even in the best of times. They just did not connect well with people.

      I am not convinced that the GOP would have lost 1996 if they had a more enthusiastic candidate, especially since turnout was substantially lower and Clinton still did not hit 50% in his re-election I recall that was the big issue. In fact, I think 1996 still remains the lowest turnout election in recent history of like 100 years.

      Perot ran again but by then he lost significant support and was considered a looney unlike in 1992 when he was considered more of a maverick and got more than double his share of the 1996 vote. I remember the Clinton elections very well since I was living in San Francisco at the time and a group of us guys who worked out at the gym at 6AM daily for years together had healthy political debate on Clinton and Perot in particular.

      If a more enthusiastic GOP candidate was available to run in 1996, that could have made the difference. I’m not sure who would have been as inspiring back then other than Colin Powell who many urged to run in 1996 but he chose not to. I think Colin Powell could have beat Clinton because back then he was highly regarded by both parties and very popular.

      I agree 2008 was probably a loser either way because of the economy and the 3rd term single party issue.

    528. Tina says:

      Ccp Biden’ s speech is delayed.

      I guess the meds are not yet working.

    529. Tina says:

      This idiot just figured this out?

      Erick Erickson
      @EWErickson
      ·
      17m
      It’s not good that the President of the United States is continually late to his press conferences that his team announces and then moves to later in the day. There’s something wrong with Joe Biden.

    530. Tgca says:

      This is an excellent and telling story from one of the fathers who lost his son in Afghanistan and the discussion he had with Biden.

      He claims Biden took more time trying to talk about his son Beau and how he then pulled out a picture of his son and told Biden to remember the names of those that died and to learn their story and Biden reacted defensively.

      This has been like 4 parents now that have gone public with their displeasure of how Biden handled the situation personally.

      I wonder if CNN will cover this…hmmm…

      https://www.newsmax.com/politics/schmitz-biden-kabul-meeting/2021/08/31/id/1034444/

    531. Wes says:

      That’s a long, rambling way of saying no one was going to beat Clinton in 1996, Tg.

      That’s really all you had to say. That Dole held Clinton to 49% even though Clinton was sporting a 60% approval rating just indicates Dole ran better than polls indicated.

      There literally was no Republican who could have beaten Clinton in 1996.

      That you have to go out of your way to create such an ethereal candidate only to provide no indication of one only shows you’re committed to your meme despite any evidence of its validity.

    532. Wes says:

      Gallup was at 60, 60, 58, 57, and 54 in the Gallup polls leading into 1996 elections. Neither Dole nor any other Republican was winning that race.

    533. Tgca says:

      To be fair, if must never be easy for any POTUS to meet the family of those that died serving their country based on decisions the president made. That is very understandable.

      However, any fool knows you don’t look at grieving parents in the face, raw with emotion and shock and start talking about your own son who died years ago in a non-combatant way. Its not meant to be a bonding moment.

      POTUS is there simply to acknowledge their grief and thank them for their loved one’s service and not to say “oh, I know what you’re going through” because chances are you don’t because there’s a big difference between a 46 year-old dying from cancer surrounded by loved ones in his last hours in a hospital and a 20 year-old slaughtered far from home without loved ones around for their final moments.

    534. Gordon Allen says:

      The thing people forget is McCain led Obama in some polls after his convention and before the market meltdown in mid September or slightly later.
      After the crash I remember McCain went from plus 1 or 2 to down 7 in a day or two and never caught up.
      If the Treasury had backed( bailed out) Lehman Bros with what was a comparatively small number the crash might not have happened, or until after the election.
      Otherwise the economy was good.
      I think Obama wasn’t that certain to win,nor in 2012 when the hurricane hit and Christie made love to him for his response. Romney was in fact slightly ahead in the national polls.
      People make Obama out to be an irresistible juggernaut,when he wasn’t.
      But he was incredibly lucky,and as Napoleon said it was better to be lucky than good.

    535. Tgca says:

      I believe Powell would have beaten Clinton. My guess is he would have gotten 90% of the AA vote.

      If I recall, that was the fear the Dems had. That Powell would run against Clinton. Powell was very well respected, I believe the most respect AA in the US at the time too.

      Here’s an article on the exit polls of who folks would have voted for if it was Powell vs. Clinton, and it was 50% to 38% in Powell’s favor.

      I remember many folks wishing Powell would run, in both sides…and that was in San Francisco!

      Even with Clinton’s popularity, he still only got 49% in 1996 so I think Powell, if a serious candidate, would have prevailed over Clinton.

    536. Tgca says:

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      Here’s the link. I know the article says Clinton would have gotten more AA votes but I seriously think when it came time to pull the lever, knowing it was a reality, Powell would have e brought home the AA vote.

      https://www.brendan-nyhan.com/blog/2007/02/1996_exit_poll_.html

    537. Tgca says:

      545

      McCain was widely mocked for pausing his campaign to go back to DC to deal with the financial crisis.

      Also, the press loved Obama and ditched their otherwise fav Hilary for him. Obama lucked out big time too that he displaced Hilary who had no action plan after Super Tuesday because she thought she’d wrap the primary up then but it did not happen.

      I remember commentators saying Obama doesn’t have to say much, because he lacked experience so better to talk in hypotheticals of a brighter future which is all he did talk about.

      He got rock star treatment and Bill Clinton, the previous Dem rock star, was now being accused by some of being a racist.

      It was an unbelievable time that someone who never ran anything or had a staff of more than 10 could outrun the heir apparent, Hilary who spent decades in politics.

    538. dylan says:

      After the 1983 bombing of the Marines Barracks in Beirut that killed over 200+ marines, President Reagan was stopped by one of the young children of a killed marine upon return to the White House. As the story goes, the child said “Mr. President, can you bring my daddy back?” Reagan kneeled down to his level and hugged him and said “I wish i could. I wish I could.” That was real empathy.

      We have an amoral unempathetic egomaniacal narcissistic dementia patient in the white house. God save the USA

    539. Wes says:

      Colin Powell had high favorables because he wasn’t a candidate. You assume his numbers as a rookie candidate against a popular incumbent with a clear love of campaigning in a year with a good economy would have held.

      It’s not even clear Powell would have won a GOP primary with positions well to the left of the median of the party–particularly on abortion.

      Often a potential candidate polls better than a genuine one. Of course given how overtly left Powell has gone since 2008, I find it ironic you’re hyping a potential faceoff between him and Clinton as one Republicans could have won.

    540. NYCmike says:

      “We have an amoral unempathetic egomaniacal narcissistic dementia patient in the white house. God save the USA.”

      -Calling “CG”, where are you?

    541. Tgca says:

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      Wes

      I get all of that as that is standard basic politics. But I tell you, Colin Powell was very highly regarded during that period of time by both parties and there were numerous stories of the GOP encouraging him early on to run. If Colin Powell was serious about running, I bet he would have been pushed for the nomination since the GOP had been trying to find ways to bring minorities, particularly the AA community back in to the party for years. No one ever seriously expected Dole to win but you always hope because you never know.

      Thats how Clinton won. The serious Dem contenders stayed out of 1992 after GHB had high ratings after the 1st Gulf War as no one expected him to lose so a bunch of 2nd tier Dem candidates like Clinton came in and lo and behold the stars aligned as the economy slipped and the rest is history as they say.

    542. Tgca says:

      549

      I’m not sure Biden issue here is empathy. I think it’s just his state of mind. I don’t think he’s working with a full deck anymore or thinks through how to handle these issues.

      Clearly, his staff should know better and should prep him. He bombed in the presser after the attack talking about his son. It was completely irrelevant. He said something to the effect about his sons cancer and how so many people come back from battle with these issues. He was confusing himself and I think the press was at a minimum covering for him and at max being polite. It was totally inappropriate and stoopid to try and equate his middle-aged son ‘s death from cancer surrounded by loved ones with young bombing victims dying alone in a war zone of his making.

    543. Tgca says:

      550

      George H. Bush was known as a quiet and early light pro choice and supporter of Planned Parenthood like his dad before he seriously considered higher level office in the late 70s and took the more traditional view after being Reagan’s running mate in 1980. So was Romney.

      After the 1st Gulf War there was a lot of respect being hailed on the military since it was our 1st major conflict of that size in since Vietnam so I think Powell would have navigated a somewhat similar approach or refocus the attention turn to more important issues of the times.