Keeping Newsom Leads By 8% in CA, McAuliffe Leads Two More Polls in VA

    Is the attempt to recall Governor Gavin Newsom starting to fizzle. It seems most of the polling has either shown the recall effort to be at worst even and in many cases favorable to Newsom maintaining his job. The latest comes from Survey USA which has the “Keep” leading the “Remove” by 8%.

    Keep 51%
    Remove 43%

    Larry Elder (R) 27%
    John Cox (R) 6%
    Kevin Paffrath (D) 6%
    Holly Baade (D) 5%
    Kevin Kiley (R) 5%
    Brandon Ross (D) 5%
    Kevin Faulconer (R) 5%
    Everyone Else 3% or less

    This poll was done August 26-28 among 816 likely voters. Meanwhile in Virginia, two more polls showing Terry McAuliffe ahead of Glenn Youngkin although the poll from Trafalgar Group has it within a single percent age point while Monmouth University shows a 5% lead for McAuliffe.

    GOVERNOR – VIRGINIA (Trafalgar)
    Terry McAuliffe (D) 47%
    Glenn Youngkin (R) 46%

    GOVERNOR – VIRGINIA (Monmouth)
    Terry McAuliffe (D) 47%
    Glenn Youngkin (R) 42%

    Trafalgar Group completed their latest poll between August 26-29 among 1074 likely voters and Monmouth University did their poll between August 24-29 among 802 registered voters. Glenn Youngkin has still yet to lead a single public poll in the Virginia gubernatorial race since the General election period began.

    Posted by Dave at 4:37 pm
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    300 Responses to “Keeping Newsom Leads By 8% in CA, McAuliffe Leads Two More Polls in VA”

    1. SanDiegoCitizen says:


    2. Waingro says:


      WMUR TV
      The latest poll from the St. Anselm College Survey Center at
      takes another look at the potential Hassan-Sununu #NHSen blockbuster match-up:


      More from this poll tonight at 5pm & 6pm on

      #NHPolitics via

    3. Phil says:

      Republicans capture the NH seat. Unfortunately, that’s cancelled out by the certain loss of the Pa seat. That one is LONG GONE.

    4. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Rasmussen Polls
      Biden Job Approval:
      Approve 44%
      Disapprove 54%

      Significantly, 45% Strongly Disapprove;
      Only 25% Strongly Approve

    5. Phil says:

      Don’t worry, SDC. Nate Silver will “readjust” the Rasmussen poll numbers to 50-48 positive.

    6. Waingro says:

      “Phil says:
      August 31, 2021 at 5:13 pm
      Republicans capture the NH seat. Unfortunately, that’s cancelled out by the certain loss of the Pa seat. That one is LONG GONE.”

      Why do you say that Phil out of curiosity? Margin of Fraud/Stealing etc.??

      I know it’s going to be a lot tougher without Toomey on there, but the only polling I’ve seen so far is from a far left polling outlet, which has Fetterman ahead by 8 on Parnell.

      And that’s not factoring in the growing likelihood that this is going to be a big red wave election. This NH poll is a sign of that.

    7. lisab says:

      biggest airlift evah!

      rhat was always the plan

    8. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      5. “Don’t worry, SDC. Nate Silver will “readjust” the Rasmussen poll numbers to 50-48 positive.”

      The irony is that Nate Silver found Rasmussen was one of the most accurate polls in the 2020 US Presidential Race. The top five most accurate polls were:

      AtlasIntel (1.94%)
      Trafalgar Group (2.31%)
      Wick (2.33%)
      Insider/Advantage (2.78%)
      Rasmussen Reports (3.28%)

      By contrast, Quinnipiac University was at the bottom at 8.62%; and Public Policy Polling fifth from the bottom at 6.56%

    9. Phil says:

      I know, SDC. It absolutely is ironic. Silver is nothing but a hack of course.

    10. Tgca says:

      Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
      Ha! Ha! Ha!

      Stoopid teacher removing and mockingly disrespecting US flag from class and telling students they can pledge allegiance to gay pride flag in the class instead is removed from teaching duties while under investigation.

      It may not go anywhere because it’s CA but at least the skank has been outed and this will follow her for ever.

    11. Phil says:

      Fraud, Waingo. The same fraudulent system is in place in Pa that was concocted by Democrats in the 2020 election. No change whatsoever.

      One of the reasons Jason says he won’t be bothering to vote there. Bitter, on the other hand, actually thinks his vote is going to count.

    12. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Regarding the comment in the heading: “Is the attempt to recall Governor Gavin Newsom starting to fizzle” based on a Survey USA poll that found:
      Keep 51%
      Remove 43%

      The August 4th thread on this board featured a Survey USA poll that found: Remove 51%, Keep 40%

      I expressed my opinion that Survey USA poll, which also applies to the current poll:

      “August 4, 2021 at 8:33 pm
      2. The reputation of SurveyUSA is that it’s polling in California is a complete joke. As example, it predicted some years ago a San Diego mayoral race was too close to call. Actually, one candidate won in a landslide.

      Survey USA did the recall poll online, based on a voter list provided by an New Orleans marketing firm. The poll results were “weighted” and “raked” and subject to other forms of hocus pocus. In short the “poll” is worthless.

      Emerson is a respectable polling firm; and it’s results are similar to several other reputable polls that have been done recently. It’s going to be close.”

    13. Gordon Allen says:

      Biden,always late waiting for the pick me ups to pick him up.has totally lost it.
      Dangerously so. He can’t last.

    14. Tgca says:

      Latest cumulative Covid mortality numbers as of Aug 30th.

      Rate of deaths per 100,000 people.

      A few things to note:

      – of top 10 states, equally split among Dem and GOP states of 5 each

      – of top 20 states, equally split among Dem amd GOP states of 10 each

      – Sorry gubbernor Noem, you rank 10th highest while FL ranks 20th

      – number of children who have died in Florida (per capita) is not only exactly in line with the national average, but around five times lower than D.C.’s number, and just over half of New York’s

      – Florida’s vaccination rate is above the national average

      – despite having a disproportionately old population, Florida sits in the bottom half for deaths among senior citizens.

      Rank State Rate

      1 NJ 302
      2 NY 279
      3 MS 279
      4 LA 266
      5 MA 264
      6 RI 261
      7 AZ 258
      8 AL 249
      9 CT 234
      10 SD 233
      11 AR 228
      12 PA 220
      13 MI 215
      14 NM 215
      15 IN 213
      16 GA 212
      17 ND 209
      18 NV 209
      19 IL 208
      20 FL 205
      21 SC 203
      22 IA 199
      23 OK 197
      24 TX 195
      25 TN 195
      26 DE 193
      27 KS 191
      28 MO 178
      29 OH 178
      30 KY 172
      31 WV 171
      32 MT 167
      33 CA 166
      34 MD 165
      35 DC 164
      36 WI 145
      37 WY 144
      38 MN 140
      39 VA 138
      40 NC 137
      41 ID 130
      42 CO 123
      43 NB 120
      44 NH 104
      45 WA 85
      46 UT 82
      47 OR 74
      48 ME 69
      49 AK 60
      50 VT 44
      51 HI 42

    15. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil and a certain PA prediction. I feel better now.

    16. jason says:

      One of the reasons Jason says he won’t be bothering to vote there. Bitter, on the other hand, actually thinks his vote is going to count.”

      Hope springs eternal.

    17. jason says:

      Phil, I would vote in TX after the new law passed. It seems like the Texas Rs have eliminated some of the most obvious paths to fraud like the “midnight voting”, ballot harvesting, ID requirement for mail ballot, etc.

      Unfortunately, none of that will happen here in PA. If anything, it will get worse.

    18. jason says:

      Et tu, WAPO?

      “This is a moral disaster, one attributable not to the actions of military and diplomatic personnel in Kabul — who have been courageous and professional, in the face of deadly dangers — but to mistakes, strategic and tactical, by Mr. Biden and his administration.”

    19. jason says:

      I know it’s going to be a lot tougher without Toomey on there, but the only polling I’ve seen so far is from a far left polling outlet, which has Fetterman ahead by 8 on Parnell.”

      Parnell is a good candidate, I wouldn’t be surprised he actually beat Connor Lamb in 2020 barring fraud.

      He will look good in a debate with Fetterman, who looks like a cross between the Incredible Hulk and Jesse Ventura.

      But the deck is stacked against him.

      Right now I would give him a 25% chance, lower than Predictit which gives an R a 40% chance.

    20. jason says:

      wes’ theory that Mandel and JD Vance will split the vote seems to be playing out on Predictit.

      The problem is that is doesn’t help Timken, at least not yet.

    21. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason – I forget why you moved to a place you hate so much? If Texas was so great, why move here?

    22. Wes says:

      This is a marathon, not a sprint, Jason. Timken has plenty of time to continue organizing while Mandel and Vance continue to be fifth graders in a sandbox.

    23. Bitterlaw says:

      Damn. England has nothing close to a ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Read Jane Austen to avoid jail?

    24. Cash Cow TM says:

      Went with Walt and his missus into central WV for a 2 day get-a-way. One of the places we went was to the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston WV (For over 160+ years it was the WV State mental hospital–construction began in 1858 [when this was still VA] and it closed in 1994).

      It is the largest hand hewn sandstone building in the U.S. Second in size in the world–second only to the Kremlin in Roosha.

      One and a half hour tour…

      In one room there was a file drawer labeled “Wally”…I think it was full of stuff about WALT!
      He tried to shoo me and his missus away from that file drawer and was acting funny…

    25. jason says:

      Jason – I forget why you moved to a place you hate so much? If Texas was so great, why move here?”

      Hello? Did I ever say I hate PA? Ever?

      I hate PA because it has voter fraud?

      SO you must hate it too, under that theory, since you say there was fraud too.

    26. Cash Cow TM says:

      Comment about Gannystan debacle…

      I heard on radio where some Biden flunky (was NOT Pee-Sack-e) said that all the U.S> military equipment left behind was “left inoperable” and Taliban could only look at them and take pictures but not actually operate.

      HE IS A LYING S.O.S…

      Because I saw on TV a U.S. Blackhawk helo flying over Kabull with the body of some poor soul hanging from a rope dangling beneath the helo. The news report video (was it on DRUDGE?) said it was a U.S. help operated by the Taliban who were taking a joy ride.

      Biden spokesperson is a sack of crap.

    27. jason says:

      This is a marathon, not a sprint, Jason. Timken has plenty of time to continue organizing while Mandel and Vance continue to be fifth graders in a sandbox.”

      I hope so. Even though I think Mandel at least could win the GE, the 2 front runners might further damage each other irreparably.

    28. jason says:

      Bitter, don’t you wish PA would pass an election law like the one that passed in TX?

    29. Cash Cow TM says:

      A couple days ago I also heard some high ranking Biden administration admiral holding a press conference and talking and taking questions.


      Kept punctuating every sentence with “you know”…”you know”…”you know” and being evasive, besides being inarticulate…

    30. jason says:

      Full disclosure: saying yes doesn’t make you a TX lover anymore than opposing electoral fraud in PA makes me a PA hater.

    31. lisab says:

      supposedly, all the equipment left over the last few weeks was left inoperable

      the afghan army’s equipment still worked

    32. lisab says:

      also, isn’t charging someone for downloading nazi propaganda a little dubious?

      even if some pages were bomb making recipes, i’m not so sure that would be illegal in every state. it would get you onna watch list for sure, but arrested?

    33. jason says:


      Biden encouraging Ghani to lie?

      “I need not tell you the perception around the world and in parts of Afghanistan, I believe, is that things are not going well in terms of the fight against the Taliban,” Biden said. “And there is a need, whether it is true or not, there is a need to project a different picture.”

      I actually don’t see a problem with these type of conversations. But one like it was used as an excuse to impeach Trump. At the time I said these types of conversations occur hundreds of times during a Presidency.

      Where is the whistleblower?

    34. jason says:

      They didn’t disable everything… there were 22000 humvees…

      But hopefully they disabled the blackhawks, C-130s missiles, drones, etc.

    35. jason says:

      Biden has gone over the edge:

      “I respectfully suggest you ask yourself this question: if we had been attacked on September 11th 2001 from Yemen instead of Afghanistan – would we have ever gone to war in Afghanistan?”

    36. Bitterlaw says:

      28 Yes. I like the laws in Texas. I just can’t stand its location, weather, accents, fake friendliness, and history. I also hate the Dallas Cowboys. However, I do not hate Cowboys fans who live in Texas. I hate Cowboys fans who do not live in Texas.

      So, why did you move to Pennsylvania?

    37. jason says:

      So Bitter admits I never said I hated PA?

    38. jason says:

      There is no “fake friendliness” in Texas. People are genuinely friendly. And helpful.

      The location is great. The accents are fine. The Cowboys are ok.

      Houston weather sucks.

    39. jason says:

      I needed to be closer to DC, NY, and Chicago than TX for my work but I didn’t want to live in a big city anymore. So I ended up in Amishland.

    40. Phil says:


      Everything Jason said about Texas is true….and the summer weather and humidity in Houston does suck…royally.

      Would love to hear where bitter picked up the fake friendliness bit.

    41. NYCmike says:

      -And most of these people, at one point or another, probably accused Trump of only caring about the money!

    42. NYCmike says:

      Lets go Larry Elder! Bring it home!

    43. Bitterlaw says:

      I did not invent the expression, “bless his heart” to call somebody a moron. Seems pretty damning evidence of fake friendliness. It just does not seem realistic that people are so nice.

    44. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      This is the same GOP Congressman who hugged the Capitol Policeman, Byrd, after the A. Babbitt shooting!
      I would call him a “foolish patriot”!

    45. Bitterlaw says:

      I can’t recall the last time Jason said anything positive about Pennsylvania.

    46. Tgca says:

      For you 80% of HHR posters who don’t identify as LBGTQIA2S+, here’s something for you to drool over this morning.

      What a perty thing.×4096

    47. Tgca says:

      The DOJ needs to get on this right away.! Racist bastards infringing on the rights of illegal aliens and dead people to vote…multiple times.

      The Republican-controlled Texas state House and Senate on Tuesday passed the final versions of the controversial voter integrity legislation, which the Democrats tried to oppose for months.

    48. jason says:

      “Bitterlaw says:
      August 31, 2021 at 9:27 pm

      Jason – I forget why you moved to a place you hate so much?

      Bitterlaw says:
      September 1, 2021 at 9:01 am

      I can’t recall the last time Jason said anything positive about Pennsylvania.”

      Ok, Bitter wins the Goal Post Moving Award for August, under stiff competition. We went from “hating PA” to “not saying anything positive” overnight, poor bastard must have labored hard.

    49. Tgca says:

      42. NYC

      Why are you rooting for Elder? As an active Schumer supporter, I don’t think Schumer would approve of this. Watch your back!

    50. jason says:

      I think Bitter is confusing PA with crime ridden corrupt hellhole Philadelphia.

      PA, at least where I live, is beautiful. The Amish are very nice. It is easy to buy guns and easy to get a weapons permit (in PA it is not called concealed weapons permit). There is a lot of game.

    51. Tgca says:


      Hot and humid in TX and FL for 3 months is awful but I think breathing is worse in NYC and Philly in the summer because you’re surrounded by filth and big buildings that trap the smelly air. I avoid those cities in the summer. People used to it don’t smell it but outsiders that visit can. It’s not only hot and humid in these big concrete cities but it stinks and past studies show folks from these big cities are sucking in polluted air and tend to have more respiratory illnesses.

    52. jason says:


      Why are you rooting for Elder?”

      Yeah, I think he is confused. It could be risky, if Elder wins and something happens to Feinstein, there could be a risk Elder would appoint a R.

      That would be bad for NYC’s mentor Chuckie.

    53. Bitterlaw says:

      51 Translation – Jason does not appreciate history, museums, concerts, sports, world class restaurants, and excellent medical facilities (if you plan on having a brain tumor, you better hope you are near Philadelphia and not York).

    54. Tgca says:

      As for Texas being fake, evidently folks have not been to TX. Northeast metro big cities are much more plastic than Texans. Yes, NYC folks are more blunt but it’s rude obnoxious put up a front blunt, not an honest blunt. NYC, or at least Manhattan I should say, is all about running in the big city pretending you’re special and trying to impress people by being someone you’re not.

      I worked in NYC for 6 years and grew up within 5 miles of it for 20 years and found it to be one of the most plastic cities I’ve been too in the US with people putting up a front and trying to be something they’re not, whether it trying to act tough, uncaring, or sophisticated and elitist.

      Similar with DC and Philadelphia, only Philly has an inferiority complex because it wants to be NYC but it can’t come close because it’s for the most part a run down dingy poor city like many parts of DC.

    55. jason says:

      (if you plan on having a brain tumor, you better hope you are near Philadelphia and not York).

      Zzzzz…. us deplorables have medical facilities too…. we just don’t have Wah-Wahs…

    56. Tgca says:


      True if you like history, but you still have to hold your breath in the smelly air and walk through dirty dingy streets and hope you’re not mugged or sexually assaulted.

      One thing I hate about a Philly is the air quality and dingy facades all over the place. Truly has to be one of the dirtiest big cities in Amerika in respects to its congregating areas.

    57. Tgca says:


      Looks perty and less likely to catch a respiratory illness walking into the hospital.

    58. Phil says:

      Bitter is a yankee and can’t fathom how any group of people could basically be friendly……hence, the ‘fake friendly” howler.

      Nothing but projection from a yankee.

    59. Tgca says:

      Dairy Queen, better known as “white trash ice cream shop,” has added a new flavor topping to its menu it appears.

    60. jason says:

      We have great museums too. I bet there is no museum in Philly where you can learn to milk a cow.

      “Step into a 1916 trolley car or sit in the seat of a 1940 train switcher engine in the Transportation Gallery. Explore the Local Industry Galleries to try your hand at using rotary phones operated by a 1930s switchboard. Discover what it’s like to milk a dairy cow in the Agricultural Gallery and check out the working 3-story grist mill during your visit. You will also be able to enjoy exhibits on pottery making, casket manufacturing, wallpaper creation, pianos and organs, as well as the York Plan, which was York’s industrial contribution to World War II. Before leaving, do not miss the Hall of Giants Gallery to see a 72-ton A-frame ammonia compressor used for producing ice in the early 1900s.”

    61. Tgca says:

      59. Phil

      I grew up and around NYC and worked there for years, and I can tell you those in Manhattan are much more plastic than southerners. This has not changed for decades. The northeast attracts a lot of plasticity in the city and surrounding upscale towns just like LA, only it’s a different type of fakeness. People from the the non-Manhattan and Brooklyn waterfront boroughs are the genuine real New Yorkers.

      I recall people who could afford nothing more than a studio or shared two bedroom in an old building with roaches acting as if they were living in Central Park West thinking they were hip and sophisticated but then run home to their dive or sardine apt at night.

      Most folks living below 96th streets in Manhattan that are not wealthy are transplants from out of state. I used to work with people from the Midwest bragging they were from NY when I would correct them they were not.

    62. jason says:

      Rotary phones are now in museums?


    63. Tgca says:


      Don’t forget those Amish girls can get really freaky in the sheets too. Looks can be deceiving.

    64. Hugh says:

      60. That man is my hero

      . Biden in free fall in Ras. The late phone call will surely not help him

    65. jason says:

      People in the South are genuinely friendlier, more helpful and more generous than people in the North, having lived in both places.

      I don’t know why that offends Bitter that much.

      I can say that and still be glad the South got crushed in the Civil War.

    66. jason says:

      Don’t forget those Amish girls can get really freaky in the sheets too. Looks can be deceiving.”

      You have to hand it to Tgca, there is no end to his expertise.

    67. jason says:

      DQ later sold a lot of “Mellow Yellow” snow cones.

    68. Bitterlaw says:

      82 years ago today, Germany invaded Poland. Japan had already been at war with China for years. Thankfully, there were leaders and citizens willing to risk everything to fight back. There are very few members of the Greatest Generation left.

    69. Bitterlaw says:

      Tgca claims to be an expert on Philadelphia because he spent a few days there in a hotel.

    70. Tina says:

      Ccp Biden at 42%.

      Disaster in krapistan. Leave Americans behind.

      Economy Falling

      Massive inflation

      Covid not contained.

    71. Tgca says:


      I’ve been to Philly dozens of times, probably 50 times. One can get a good feel of a city having visited it that many times.

      Bitter has not been to the south as much as I’ve been to Philly but thinks he’s an expert on the south.

      How many times has Bitter been to Texas in order to inform an option?

      I’ve been to NYC probably a thousand times – literally – so how many times has Bitter been to NYC?

      Does anyone follow Bitters logic here which appears to be if he’s been someplace at least once he can inform an opinion of it but you can’t inform an opinion of NYC or Philly unless you’ve been there more than he has! even if it’s 50 times you’ve been there?

    72. Tgca says:

      72 opinion not option.

      Stoopid f*ckin iPad spelling monitor.

    73. Tgca says:

      For the record, I’ve been in many areas of Philly – down by city hall, historic areas, library, cathedral, baseball stadium, Center Gay City, university areas, medical plaza areas, chithole neighborhoods, theaters, shopping, restaurants, etc.

      It has history but it’s littered with dingy dirty buildings, streets, and sidewalks. Even the cleaner areas look dingy…maybe it’s just the construction materials used but it just doesn’t look clean.

    74. Tgca says:

      Biden’s claim to the successful evacuation of Afghanistan is up there with Germany touting they brought peace to Europe in WWII by surrendering.

    75. Gordon Allen says:

      Yes Biden at 42-56, and an unbelievable 24/47. An incredible minus 23 on strong approval/strong disapproval, virtually impossible for a Democrat.
      In addition to being senile/demented, he comes across as mean spirited, tempermental and completely uncaring(although some of the latter characteristics are absolutely compatible with Dementia ..
      It’s dangerous to have him in the WH (this is beyond political), and heclearly can’t last(or be permitted to last) through 2024, but what is the feasible exit plan?? No Afghanistan dig intended.

    76. Phil says:

      Agree, Gordon. No way does this guy last three and a half more years. That’s saying something considering the coer he can expect from his MSM stooges.

      What a disaster….but no mean tweets. Corey to be here any moment to remind us of that. Well, maybe not since he’s still in hiding.

    77. Tgca says:

      76. Gordy

      It is apparent the Dems know they are in a bind and that Biden is not up to the job but they can’t go public with that.

      His callous treatment of the families of those who lost their lives in Afghanistan is atrocious and unfitting for Commander in Chief and the last straw for me.

      I can understand not everyone is warm and cuddly but for him to dismiss their grief to talk about his son instead sends the message “well what about me.” It’s not consoling. A number of parents have stated he did this.

      F *ck Beau Biden! Who gives a chit about him. He is no hero and did nothing for his country worthy of making this tragedy about him.

      If I were a parent, I would yell at him and tell him to GFH and his son, as it appears humiliating this POS is the only way to get a point across.

      Military families are not always right in their demands but common decency says that when the grief is new and raw, you don’t dismiss them so callously.

    78. Tgca says:

      Ok! Take your pic. Don’t be greedy! You can only choose one. Let us know your choice so we can tally the vote.

      #1: This

      #2: or this

    79. dylan says:

      Phil-_What is your over/under date for Biden’s expiration from the Presidency? Does he make the mid-term?

    80. Tgca says:

      Gubbernor Noem is clueless. She is not ready for the big tine.

      This article shows she is not willing to fight for the people of her state so why consider her for national role.

      She really is all face and no brains.

      Palin 2.0 only not as gutsy as Palin.

    81. NYCmike says:


      Noem is good for South Dakota, if they want her.

      Please don’t waste time, effort or money trying to go nationwide, Kristi, no matter how good you look.

    82. NYCmike says:

      “DQ later sold a lot of “Mellow Yellow” snow cones.”

      -I was trying to figure something out using their “Blizzard” shake

    83. NYCmike says:

      Biden is a better liar than Clinton. He fully realizes the media will cover for him. Proclaiming the mission was a great success, most awesome airlift EVAH, thanking the troops for their heroism, the guy is a master at political double-speak. He has no shame whatsoever, and it has enriched his family beyond belief.

      Still waiting for “CG” to tell us how proud he is of this moral, upstanding person in the Oval Office!

    84. jason says:

      Tgca claims to be an expert on Philadelphia because he spent a few days there in a hotel.”

      As opposed to Bitter, who claims to be an expert because he drives in and out of a parking garage across the street from his office a few times a week, probably crapping his pants every time he crosses the street.

    85. jason says:

      Biden is a better liar than Clinton”

      I don’t think so.

      Clinton could lie looking straight into the camera without notes and without stumbling over his words.

      Biden looks like he has stage fright while lying, mumbling and hacking his way through a prepared text.

      Actually, I would rate Clinton a better liar than Obama, no slouch either.

    86. jason says:

      Still waiting for “CG” to tell us how proud he is of this moral, upstanding person in the Oval Office!”

      The Biden Troll is on record as saying “a far leftist would be better than Trump”.

      He also said “Hillary is a better person than Trump”.

      So I am sure he thinks Biden is a paragon of virtue and morality.

    87. Tgca says:


      …and holding his nose from the obscene smell of the city.

      Maybe Philly is mandating masks not because of Covid but because it smells so bad and they don’t want folks sucking in that putrid air.

    88. Tgca says:


      I agree on Clinton. As David Geffen was quoted as saying during the 2008 campaign, “the Clintons lie with such ease” or something like that.

      Clinton missed his calling me thinks. He could have been an actor. He could tear up on cue too.

    89. jason says:

      Noem doesn’t have good political instincts.

      She is wrong if she thinks the Constitution somehow allows private businesses to impose mask mandates.

      But the Constitution does protect citizens from invasive restrictions that harm their freedom.

      I think she wants to straddle too many issues that cannot be straddled.

      She says she doesn’t believe in mask mandates, yet she allows the Democrats to impose them in a red state like South Dakota.

      Wolf is imposing mask mandates in PA schools next week. If the Rs in the legislature had any balls, they should impeach him for that. But they won’t… so this is what happens:

      “This is the type of mindset that has allowed Democrats to dominate every cultural institution across the country. When Republicans like Noem refuse to wield power because the business interests bankrolling them tell them it is off limits, this does not stop the Democrats from wielding that same power. In fact, it emboldens them because Republicans refused to take measures that may have slowed down the Democrats or halted their momentum in destroying the country.”

    90. Tgca says:

      52% in Rasmussen poll say Biden should resign. That’s the majority of the country in statistical terms.

      That encompasses 75%, 48%, and 32% of GOP, Indys, and Dems, respectively.

      But hold on… not so fast…

      …538 needs to re-weight the poll to show that actually only 32% want Biden to resign which is made up of 100% GOP and 0% from both Indys and Dems so basically the Ras poll was a worthless partisan poll.

      68% think Biden is doing a tremendous job after inheriting a mess.

    91. NYCmike says:

      “If the Rs in the legislature had any balls, they should impeach him for that. But they won’t… so this is what happens:”

      -Too funny!

      One of the guys who speaks out against primarying incumbents all of a sudden realizes that the entrenched politicians get primaried BECAUSE of their ineptitude……..only a decade or more after the “deadender” supporters figured it out!

      Quick learner, this A-Hole!

    92. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The RCP average of Biden’s approval rating is now:

      45.8% Approve
      49.2% Disapprove

    93. Tina says:

      I said thst norm was palin 2.0.

      She is uni party.

    94. NYCmike says:

      Palin is now uni-party?

      Wow, I must have missed some of Tina’s comments!

    95. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      A CNN article states that Biden’s polling is dropping for more reasons than just Afghanistan:

      “Biden’s declining approval ratings on the coronavirus and economy has been punctuated by how Americans see him handling the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
      In July, before the troop withdrawal, Biden averaged a 58% approval rating when it came to getting the troops out of Afghanistan.
      Biden’s average approval rating on Afghanistan stands at a mere 34% today. You rarely see anything close to a 24-point drop on a president’s handling of an issue in such a short period of time.
      The fact that three big issues are going against Biden at the same time makes it difficult to figure out what is driving his overall approval rating down. It’s probably all three to some degree.
      Indeed, the entire mood of the country has taken a dive recently. Just 33% of the country say the country is going in the right direction in an average of recent polling.
      This 33% is notable because optimism in the country under Biden had been reaching levels it hadn’t seen in a long time. At the beginning of last month, 43% of Americans agreed the country was going in the right direction. The last time 43% said the country was going in the right direction was back in 2009.
      The current 33% is much more like the readings we saw on this metric during the Trump administration.
      The big question going forward is how do American minds change from here. An issue for Biden is that even when the last American troops leave Afghanistan that probably won’t change people’s perceptions on the coronavirus or the economy.”

    96. Tgca says:


      Agreed with my good simple-minded buddy Jadon.

      Kristi is trying to have it both ways. She’s trying to build this image of a tough Constitutional supporter but doesn’t realize she is not protecting constitutional rights within her scope of power and basically saying it’s not her job, let the courts or legislators deal with it.

      Jadon thinks she straddling.

      Maybe that’s because she spending too much time on horses as that tough cowgirl image she’s trying to build but clearly she ain’t no Sara Palin who would wrestle bears barehanded in AK who she saw them invading Amerika via Russia from her kitchen window.

    97. Bitterlaw says:

      Zzzzzzzzzzz. My parking garage is 9 blocks from my office. 15 minute walk each way. Closest thing to exercise for me. I am not afraid of the city. I mix up my routes but often drive through neighborhoods that were smashed up during last Summer’s riots. I also often go in to the city on weekends.

    98. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason – Any time you want to come to Philadelphia, let me know. Give Dave your e-mail address and he can send it to me. I know you are afraid but I will protect you. You can bring your guns but you won’t need them. I haven’t needed any since I started working here in 1990.

    99. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      A Rasmussen poll has found that the majority of voters think Biden should resign:

      “The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan was so badly handled that President Joe Biden should resign because of it, according to a majority of voters. However, most don’t think Vice President Kamala Harris is qualified to replace Biden if he leaves office.

      A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Biden should resign because of the way the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan was handled. Thirty-nine percent (39%) disagree, and nine percent (9%) are not sure.”

    100. Bitterlaw says:

      Where is Ida? My daughter says it’s raining in Pittsburgh but where are the flash floods and tornadoes I was promised.

    101. NYCmike says:

      My house was built in the 1920’s, and there were older homes built on the same land before that.

      Not that worried about flash floods.

      Tornadoes – maybe.

    102. Tgca says:


      I applaud Bitter getting daily exercise walking 9 blocks daily at the risk of polluting his lungs with putrid air and tripping over trash and homeless folks on the sidewalks.

      I’ve always had parking provided to me when I worked in NYC so sometimes it was dangerous for me to cross the street to get to my car from the attendant because of those speeding taxis.

      It was a little different when I worked in other cities like San Francisco where I had parking in the building and valet service but I always felt safe due to the on site security.

      Bitter is indeed a brave man. I say f*ck Dr. Fauci. Give his medal to Bitter instead.

    103. NYCmike says:

      -Wes immediately went after the Republican, but maybe there is more to the story…….I’ll wait for more evidence, Thank You very much, as opposed to accepting the Washington Post story hook, line and sinker.

    104. Bitterlaw says:

      It is 18 blocks/30 minutes (round trip). I guess math is not Tgca’s thing. I also carry a briefcase that weighs 20-30 pounds. At least it is some exercise. Somewhat.

    105. Tgca says:

      103. NYC

      My home in Floreedah was on the water that was about 2.5 miles from the ocean so I had to contend with surges from hurricanes, as well as tornadoes and the pretty lighting storms.

      When we got a direct hit from hurricane Irma in 2017, I watched from my bedroom floor to ceiling windows which sat about 20 feet from the water. I got water surges from the Atlantic that looked like the raging white water rafting waters with waves splashing in my yard.

      Luckily, by the time Irma hit land she dropped from Cat 5 to Cat 3 and the winds were intermittent and did not exceed 130 mph but were strong enough to take down two of my 35+ foot trees. That was my only damage. Even my boat dock survived. My yard looked like a jungle when it was over with tree debri all over the place. The iguanas squatting on my land were now homeless.

      I was prepared though and sat in the bedroom with my guns in case I got like 6 feet of water surrounding the house and some alleegators and sharks thought they’d be in for a feast.

      The water came over the boat dock and seawall and into my yard but only by a couple of inches.

      Had the hurricane remained a cat 5 as it was originally, HHR would have a nice little memorial for me and Bitter would be still running around dressed in black all sad and depressed.

      But the Gods had other plans.

    106. Tgca says:


      My math is just fine Bish! I was talking about exercise one way but I guess you can say you exercised twice daily.

      Carrying a briefcase with 30 pounds is quite a bit. You must sweat like a pig in the summer because that’s like 40 cans of Coke, right?

    107. Cash Cow TM says:

      “Where is Ida?”

      Ida is a ho.

      Walt’s friend Jerry Atricks says he has gotten 1 inch of rain between midnight and noon.
      Another inch of rain came by 1:15 p.m. and another 1/4 inch since then.

      Winds picking up. Gusty.

      More rain is on the way here.

      Tornado has hit Annapolis, MD.

    108. Tgca says:

      105. NYC

      I read last week that some of the Afghani pilots had fled in the US provided planes to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan seeking amnesty from the Taleebon.

      Perhaps Congressman Mullin is repatriating one of those planes Biden left behind back to DC.

      I bet Nancy will not let him land on the Capitol Building lawn.

    109. Tgca says:

      If this chit is true, Biden should step down. Disgusting!

      Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Roger Pardo-Maurer said the U.S. Department of Defense already knew who the bomber was ahead of time, before the bombing and when and where the Kabul attack would occur — the Abbey Gate was at “highest risk.”

      Pardo-Maurer went further in his interview. He said not only did they know where and when it would happen, but that they had a Predator drone lock on the bomber.

      “Permission to shoot was requested and was denied by the Taliban. Because we are in this process of negotiating with the Taliban who aren’t even in control of their own government or their own people.”

    110. jason says:

      “I think the American people have to decide what kind of government they want. I have a feeling the American people didn’t think they voted for this government,” McConnell said in response to a question on impeaching Biden.”


      People knew exactly what they were voting for.

      Maybe they won’t like what they got, but everyone who voted for Biden knew what the agenda was.

    111. jason says:

      One of the guys who speaks out against primarying incumbents all of a sudden realizes that the entrenched politicians get primaried BECAUSE of their ineptitude……..only a decade or more after the “deadender” supporters figured it out!”

      Translation: I am Chuck Schumer’s b-tch. I want to support deadenders sure to lose so they can be replaced by moonbats who will vote to make Chuck Schumer majority leader.

    112. NYCmike says:

      A-Holes like to beat dead llamas?

      Who knew?!?

    113. NYCmike says:

      At this point, McConnell’s answer is the correct one. There is no sense in speaking about impeachment unless more and more evidence comes out and where at least 60% of the American people are on board with such action. At least at that point, there is a slight chance that impeachment will get the necessary votes in the House, and enough votes to convict in the Senate.

      Until then, there is ZERO shot at impeaching Biden, and it is only a distraction, which will make it easier for Democrats to ram through “CG”‘s preferred legislation.

    114. Tina says:

      Where are Quittens and the rinos?

      Ben Domenech
      Wow, the President of the United States had a call with a foreign leader where POTUS asked the leader to lie on his behalf, and promised military assistance if he did as he was told. Do I have that right?

    115. Tgca says:

      VA Supreme Court affirms Appeals Court decision to reinstate teacher ousted by VA school district for refusing to use trans desired pronouns.

      I guess this puts the state legislation on trans students protections signed by the gubbernor in jeopardy in the future if the guidelines from that legislation steps over the line.

      The school tried to argue that the teacher’s religious views were secondary to rights of students to be called by their desired pronouns.

      I say THEY can all go f*ck THEYselves!

    116. jason says:

      I agree impeachment is a waste of time.

      But McConnell is wrong about what people voted for.

      They voted for this government and this agenda.

      Maybe some just don’t like it as much as they thought they would.

      But not that many are disappointed. Polls show a majority wants trillions in infrastructure and the rest of the nanny state goodies. They want their tax dollars funding the climate change rathole.

      The indoctrination has worked well.

    117. jason says:

      “Permission to shoot was requested and was denied by the Taliban.”

      Someone should get fired.

    118. Tina says:

      So, what is the next step? Mitchie to fire off a letter?

      The r leadership is flaccid.

      Sen. Marsha Blackburn
      · 1h
      Joe Biden instructed the Afghan President to lie to the world about the Taliban.

    119. jason says:

      This is not an impeachable offense anymore than Trump’s conversation with the Ukraine President.

      It is however deceit, stupidity and incompetence.

    120. jason says:

      I mix up my routes but often drive through neighborhoods that were smashed up during last Summer’s riots.”

      Dang, Bitter admits there are “smashed up areas”.

      Baby steps, baby steps.

    121. Bitterlaw says:

      I was in the city last summer while smoke from the fires on Walnut Street was still in the air. The glass on the first floor of my office building was shattered during the riots.

      By the way, Ida appeared. Glad I had my Jeep for the ride home through the rivers formerly known as I-76, Montgo meet Avenue and Route 30/Lancaster Avenue.

    122. Tgca says:


      Meghan McCain needs to STFU or her mom Cindy isn’t going to get that Ambassadorship she was promised for selling her support to Biden…

      …or maybe Biden can nominate her Ambassador to the United Taleebon Republic.

      Yeah! That would be fitting. Let’s see if the Taleebon can take her prisoner and hold her for 6 years to beat John McCains captivity record.

    123. Tgca says:


      OMG! How frightening! They shattered the 1st floor windows of your office building like they did 600 other buildings in Philly?

      You must have been terrified watching from home. Thank God you were not in your office on the 25th floor when they climbed up to those windows.

      Again, F*ck Dr. Fow-chee. Give Bitter his medal for bravery.

    124. jason says:

      Some of Bitter’s best friends are riot victims…

    125. jason says:

      33% among whites. 36% among men.

      And that is considering he is still doing well in big population states like CA, IL, and NY.

      The 55-38 in CA is not good for the recall, unless Newsome is less popular than Biden.

    126. jason says:

      Biden at 20% in WV.

      Can someone pls forward that to Manchin.

      Hey Cash Cow, do something useful.

      Send that poll to Manchin’s office.

    127. Tgca says:


      WV are intelligent folks and will figure this out for themselves so they do not need prodding to push Manchin on any action.

      Agree Wes?

    128. Tgca says:

      Clearly North Carolina has gone to Hades!

      School shooting? Really?

      We don’t see this chit in better run states like NJ and NY.

    129. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Will Hunter be attending?

      President Biden
      I look forward to welcoming President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine to the White House today to reaffirm America’s commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and Euro-Atlantic aspirations.

    130. Tgca says:

      CDC’ Walinski says:

      All Americans Should Wear Masks Indoors, Unvaccinated People Should Not Travel on Labor Day weekend.

      F*CK YOU skank! I’m going to Whole Foods this weekend to get tofu and seaweed juice. I ain’t house quarantining!

    131. Meldrim says:

      #3, “that’s cancelled out by the certain loss of the Pa seat. That one is LONG GONE.”

      When Phil speaks with such certainty, it makes me optimistic that the GOP will hold that seat. “Always certain, seldom right.”

    132. Bitterlaw says:

      I have no idea why anybody would live more than 20 miles from a city but people can do what they want.

    133. Tina says:

      Mitchie says no impeachment

      The Bakersfield White Top is finally getting around to stripping committee assignments, ( too little, too late).

      Henry Rodgers
      · 1h
      NEWS: House Republicans urge McCarthy to reconsider Republican Conference rule change regarding committee membership:

    134. Bitterlaw says:

      Careful, Meldrim. Phil will report you to his breakfast club. He will also dismiss you and type LOL.

    135. jason says:

      I live less than 20 miles from York.

      But plenty of attractions around here too.

      Have you ever had barnyard flavor? You won’t find it at Wah-Wah

    136. Tgca says:


      What Bitter means is he does not understand why people would not want to live 20 miles from high crime, drugs, prostitution, air pollution, homelessness, metrosexuality, etc.

    137. jason says:

      Full disclosure, I haven’t seen this building yet but Google says it is in York.

    138. jason says:

      Of course, living in Radnor IS like living 100 miles from Philadelphia, so there is that.

    139. Tgca says:

      136. Meldrim

      Perhaps you should put yourself out here posting your input for assessment by others for accuracy and validity before criticizing a long time HHR poster with a smarmy drive by condescending post.

      Please do share your great wisdom for all to see.

    140. Tgca says:


      Not entirely true!

      Though Radnor doesn’t have high crime and homelessness and the streets are not dirty and smelly like Philly, they do have privileged white elitists and metrosexuals abound like those white folk in Center City who live in pricey apartments.

    141. jason says:

      REPORTER: “Was the president in any way pushing a false narrative in that call?”

      PSAKI: “I am not going to go into the details of a private conversation”


      So Trump’s call to the President of Ukraine was private?

      Who knew?

    142. Bitterlaw says:

      Irony Meter explodes as Tgca lives in a city with every negative condition he listed plus hurricanes.

      Meldrim – Phil’s prediction that Pennsylvania would NEVER vote for a Republican nominee for President was blown up less than a year after he made it. Ignore Tgclown.

    143. Bitterlaw says:

      Backup Irony Meter explodes as Tgclown condemns white elitists in pricey apartments even though he lives in a pricey Miami condo.

    144. Tina says:

      Trumps ad against Ccp Biden is blistering,

      Where is the R “leadership” in Congress? The Country club?

    145. Bitterlaw says:

      143 In addition to not knowing the meaning of never and support, Jason has no ability to read a map. He also can’t understand that I work across the street from City Hall 50+ hours per week and go into the city most weekends with my wife.

    146. Bitterlaw says:

      140. The dairy stays open until 9:00 pm? Wow. I was wrong about the nightlife in Nowhereville.

    147. Tgca says:


      Someone failed US Geography.

      I don’t live in a condo or Miami! I live near Fort Lauderdale 30+ miles north of Miami where there are a number of us conservative supporters approaching 40%. More than double Philly’s rino population that is closer to 15%.

      …and I can’t even see the beach from my one story home unless I climb up on the roof because it’s a very distant 1.5 miles away.

    148. Phil says:

      Hey, Meldrim. Checked the voting guidelines enacted in Pa in 2020? I didn’t think so.

      They’re still there.

      Good luck. Lol

    149. Bitterlaw says:

      I thought you said you moved to a condo on a high floor in Miami.

      1 1/2 miles from the beach? Damn. That’s so impoverished. If you weren’t barely 3 feet tall you wouldn’t have to go on the roof.

      As for Phil, you have to admire somebody who posts one of the worst predictions in HHR history boldly making more predictions. As Jason says, hope springs eternal.

    150. Cash Cow TM says:


      WHO adds ‘Mu’ strain to list of concern…

      Thank God it is not the Moo strain.

    151. Tgca says:


      I ain’t hitting on you but I love to watch cow videos but clearly not as much as Bitter likes cat videos.

      I think cows are bee-yoo-tee-ful peaceful sociable gentle giants.

    152. Bitterlaw says:

      I am happy to hear the cow was rescued. It would be sad for all that meat to be wasted.

    153. Bitterlaw says:

      Phillies-Nationals game rained out. How are the Phillies supposed to catch the Braves without the Nationals help?

    154. jason says:

      Bitter is certain Phil will personally deliver the PA Senate seat to Rs because he predicts they will lose.

      Of course, he wrote 50 posts running interference for NYC because Schumer’s B-tch didn’t actually single handedly elect Schumer as majority leader.

      You have to love it here.

    155. Tgca says:


      I saw an article elsewhere on the mu variant earlier. Supposedly, natural Covid antibodies and the vaccines are useless against it.

      What I found most interesting is that these science folks don’t know their Greek alphabet because they’ve skipped from delta all the way through half the alphabet to mu. At this pace, they’ll run out of Greek variants soon and have to proceed to another alphabet.

      I recommend Spanish.

      After the “en nay” variant we can have the “en yay” variant.

      It’s gonna be a bit of a problem though when we get to the Rs as folks have problems with rolling their tongue.

    156. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason will always defend an A-hole. Unless it’s me. It’s ok. We all know Phil will own that prediction forever.

    157. jason says:

      Hey, Meldrim. Checked the voting guidelines enacted in Pa in 2020? I didn’t think so.”

      Phil, why should he bother.

      We have been told here just vote R and it will all magically to away.

    158. jason says:

      Jason will always defend an A-hole.”


      I take your side all the time.


    159. jason says:

      I think they will have to go to numbers soon because there are not enough letters for the variants.

    160. Bitterlaw says:

      Is there a different HHR where Jason takes my side?

    161. Bitterlaw says:

      I hope the Amish fared well in the storm.

    162. Tgca says:


      Yes. I’m slumming it in it a 2BR 2BA garaged 1,800 square foot duplex with private gated wrap around patio yard with surrounding palm trees and within a few blocks walking distance to town center full of restaurants in one direction and US 1 with every imaginable store in the other direction for less than $3,000 a month.

      Its a good thing I did not get another dog or else my pooch would have to share her bedroom and day bed with trundle as well in our cramped environment.

      No worries though. We’ll survive.

    163. Hugh says:

      168. Are u in Wilton manor

    164. Bitterlaw says:

      I don’t know the square footage of my home. I never felt like measuring it or finding out.

    165. Bitterlaw says:

      Palm trees? Zzzzzzzzz. Almost no shade and does not change color in the Fall. Unless it does. I don’t know. I have only been to Florida in March and August.

    166. Tgca says:


      Well, I’m a math and analytical guy so I like measuring things. Besides, I’m a bit of a control freak so I like to know the size I’m dealing with so I can plan for the most appropriate use.

      One of my Palm Trees has coconuts so it’s a safety issue as a coconut may dispense from the tree and whack me in the head.

      Palm trees provide plenty of shade and they constantly grow and shed their branches after they turn color so there’s always new growth. I was cutting up 6 foot shedded branches tonight.

      Besides, I don’t need natural shade as I have a 9 foot collapsible awning over my patio table to block out sun if I sit outside and since I’m not that wide, its enough to protect me.

    167. Wobbles says:

      I think if Biden goes below 20% he is in big trouble for re-election.

    168. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden Job Approval & Biden vs Trump, same day, 1st term.
      – Biden Disapprove –
      White – 60%
      Black – 39%
      Oth Non-White – 54%
      Dem – 28%
      Unaff – 62%
      GOP – 82%
      All Voters – 56%

    169. jason says:

      I don’t know the square footage of my home. I never felt like measuring it or finding out.”

      Just google the address and it will tell you.

    170. Meldrim says:

      Phil and Tgca, you want me to make a prediction on the 2022 PA Senate race? Here it is: It’s too soon to tell. We have no idea who the nominee will be for either party, much less whether the environment will be like 2010/14, like 2018 or somewhere in the middle. I do know that claiming that a state that had given GW Bush 48% in 2004 and which has a large number of blue-collar and rural conservative Democrats who increasingky found the national Democrat Party too liberal (remember, in the mid-to-late 1990s, 8 of the 11 Democrat Representatives from PA were pro-life: Borski, Holden, Kanjorski, McHale, Murtha, Mascara, Doyle and Klink), could never vote for a Republican presidential candidate was an idiotic assertion, and doubling down on ithe stupid claim after the GOP presidential candidate carried the state and then came within 1% of carrying the state in consecutive elections is even dumber. I don’t give a rip about how long Phil has been posting here–I’ve been lurking and sometimes posting since the days of Calculus , but that doesn’t mean that I can’t be criticized. Phil says the same damn thing every time, and if I feel like ridiculing him for it I will do so.

    171. jason says:

      Bitterlaw says:
      September 1, 2021 at 8:57 pm

      Is there a different HHR where Jason takes my side?

      Yeah, there is one where I say you are certainly qualified to be in Congress.

      The one where I agree with you that the Peace Corp is not “serving your country”.

      The one that agrees with you on the Civil War, GWB, the Iraq War, free trade, for example.


    172. jason says:

      Here it is: It’s too soon to tell”


      I guess Meldrim will be back in a few months with another astounding prediction:

      Someone will win.

    173. jason says:

      We have no idea who the nominee will be for either party,”

      Sure we do. It will be Fetterman or Lamb, likely Fetterman.

      The R will likely be Sean Parnell.

      Does that help?

    174. jason says:

      I give the R a 25$% chance for several reasons. Fetterman is not a great candidate. Other things could happen that could keep Biden enough under water that even the MSM could not contain all the damage, possibly depressing the D turnout (however, with the mail in ballot scheme turnout is not that important).

      I will be a spectator in this election but I will be happy to entertain HHR with my astute commentary.

      Stay tuned.

    175. jason says:

      but that doesn’t mean that I can’t be criticized”

      Bet on it.

    176. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The family of Staff Sgt. Taylor Hoover of Utah, one of the Marine’s killed in Kabul, had the good sense to decline to meet with Biden; stating they “did not want Biden anywhere near them”.

      Instead, a vigil for their son was held at the Utah State Capital which was attended by hundreds of people, and “nearly every dignitary in the state was in attendance. Among those present were Senators Mike Lee and Mitt Romney, Representatives John Curtis, Blake Moore, Burgess Owens and Chris Stewart, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes and Governor Spencer Cox.”

    177. Tgca says:

      176. Meldrim

      No one says you can’t disagree, debate, challenge, or mock but why don’t you engage in a real substantive discussion with your views so others can also respond to your input, good or bad instead of doing a drive by cheap shot that was only intended to mock.

      Your drive by made you look like a troll.

    178. Phil says:


      That’s because he IS a troll, Tgca

      The laughable part is that he thinks anyone cares who he mocks. Least of all me.

      Notice he doesn’t even attempt to address my point regarding fraud. Just blows right by it. Wasn’t all that insignificant in 2020 now was it.

    179. Tgca says:

      So the vote now is 3 to 0 that Meldrim is perceived a troll.

      I personally would like to hear Meldrim’ input whether we agree or not. Regardless, I personally find it interesting to see different viewpoints even if I disagree.

      For example, I know many here are against Robbie but I am not against his viewpoints even if I don’t disagree.

      So join in the fun Meldrim. You’ll be supported at times, disagreed with and even mocked but it’s all part of the HHR experience.

    180. Tgca says:

      SCOTUS refuses to intervene and stop TX ABORTION law from going into effect. The vote is 5-4.

      Guess which Justice voted with the Libs.

      He voted to save Obamacare.

      Yep. That’s right. So called conservative John Roberts votes with libs on ABORTION but loses anyways.

      This decision does not determine the constitutionality of the law, only that it can’t stop TX from implementing the law.

      The law can still be challenged as to constitutionality given the right arguments brought forth.

    181. SanDiegoCitizen says:



    182. Tgca says:


      Traitor! I hope your Cher and Madonna and Lady Gaga collections get stolen.

    183. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      188. “I hope your Cher and Madonna and Lady Gaga collections get stolen.”

      Don’t have any of them (whats a Lady Gaga?). Keep my Deadmas, Tiesto, Avicii & Ercola v. Heikki collection under lock and key.

      By the way, lets not forget that there were predictions not too long ago that Biden’s popularity would not fall below 50% because the MSM would protect him. Believe the Democrats are now experiencing something similar to what it was like to be passengers on the Titanic.

    184. Bitterlaw says:

      3-2. Meldrim is not a troll. He explained the basis for his statement. Phil made the worst prediction in HHR history. He also guaranteed the identity of the 2020 Democratic nominee but kept changing it as each prediction was wrong. Ironically, he did not guarantee it would be Biden. Everybody at HHR makes bad predictions but few are as certain as Phil when they make them.

    185. Wes says:

      Meldrim is no troll. He’s contributed infrequently to this blog since November. He’s the only poster here who’s ever been able to correct me on a matter regarding NC politics. That should earn him his stripes.

      He simply doesn’t appreciate Phil’s doom-laden posts. That he’s no fan of doom saying should not earn him the label of troll.

    186. Wes says:

      Saying Meldrim is a troll because he goes after Phil’s doomcasting is like calling him a troll because he defended the book Ulysses when I called it boring, pedantic, and overrated. It really makes no sense.

    187. Wes says:

      For the record, Phil, I disagree with your apocalyptic prediction about PA-Sen as well. I understand where you’re coming from and realize the sentiment is heartfelt, but I don’t find the underlying basis for the argument compelling and do think you’re much too quick to declare GOP defeat after last year.

    188. Phil says:

      Continue to ignore the effect of fraud in Pa. if it makes you feel better. Just blow it off….but if you are really interested in Pennsylvania, take a hard detailed look at the changes subtle as well as blatant in the voting guidelines set by the Pa Supreme Court in 2020. They haven’t gone away. Address that and then get back to me.

    189. Tgca says:

      Thus far we have a tie on whether Meldrim is perceived as a troll or not.

      To be fair, I am not saying he is a troll, just like I don’t think Robbie is a troll, I’m saying such drive bys can be perceived as a troll as I noted in my 1st post.

      I think Meldrim should post his thoughts so they’re open for discussion by others.

      You girls can’t say Robbie is a troll when he often posts his thoughts in details whether you agree or not but then claim others you agree with are not trolls when they don’t make the same effort as Robbie.

      That just ain’t fair.

    190. Tgca says:

      For the record, I don’t think all is lost for the GOP at the local level like I said before but it is clear that at the POTUS level fraud and advantages for the Dems have been built in voting in certain places and PA is one of them. What the PA Supreme Court did was outrageous and not legal, and SCOTUS refused to address it due to political reasons.

      The MSM and Big Tech also give the Dems an enormous national advantage that in many cases may be illegal, as with Big Tech.

      These are major valid issues.

    191. Phil says:

      Robbie’s posted about four drive by postings since the election after daily multiple rants against Trump for four years. Not a word in criticism regarding Biden. Nothing.

      The guy is not a troll but a Democrat plant and no longer worth mentioning.

    192. Tina says:

      Souter 2.0 strikes again.

      “Supreme Court late Wednesday night refused to block a Texas law banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. The vote was 5-to-4, with three Trump-appointed justices joining two other conservative justices. Dissenting were conservative Chief Justice John Roberts, and the court’s three liberal justices.”

    193. Tina says:

      “Conservative Chief Justice John Roberts”.

    194. Phil says:


      They actually are the elephants in the room that posters here want to gloss over. I refuse to do that because they all do matter. Pretending they don’t matter doesn’t help anyone. 2020 proves they DO matter.

    195. Phil says:

      Yeah, don’t you just love our conservative Chief Justice, Tina. BTW, since we were discussing Pa, this was the joker who two weeks before the November election changed his vote making the vote 4-4 allowing the outrageous Pa Supreme Court election rulings to stand.

    196. Country Dick Montana says:

      Phil it doesn’t matter who we elect at the national level. Congress and the Senate are nothing but big government power hungry narcissists regardless of the party. I will stick to local and state politics. There will come a time where we will all simply pay tribute to the feds but there will be significant parts of the country which will be federal no go zones.

    197. Phil says:


      100% agree,

      The Republican Senate Caucus is a joke.

    198. Phil says:

      Agree with 202 I should have said.

    199. Tina says:

      Yup, the R leadership,is a disaster.

      Two weaklings at the top.


    200. Phil says:

      The Republican Senate rank in file isn’t any better, Tina.


    201. jason says:

      I will break the tie in favor of troll.

      Meldrim just drove by to attack Phil and then refused to make his own prediction. Very troll like.

      When asked to make a prediction himself, he ran away like a scared little slimeball with a bunch of excuses.

      If you have no courage of conviction of your own prediction, then best to keep your mouth shut.

      Bitter said he thinks the R has a 50% chance and gave his reasons. I think its more like 25% and gave my reasons. Phil thinks its closer to zero and gave his reasons.

      And btw, calling Phil’s prediction “doomsday” or “apocalyptic” is stupid. It is neither. Given the system the Dems have implemented to steal the election in 2020 and given that nothing will change in 2022 and given the fact there are a lot more Dems in PA than Rs, the R candidate will be an underdog from the start. It is perfectly reasonable to question whether he has a real chance or not.

    202. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #201- Phil
      More so than the issue decided, I hope that yesterday’s vote by the 5 conservatives is notice by them that they will be who they are and no longer show lockstep deference to CJ Roberts like the new Justices did in the last SCOTUS term.
      Hopefully, the vote was a repudiation of Roberts and a clear signal of independence from his Solomonic inclinations!
      Say tuned!

    203. jason says:

      Continue to ignore the effect of fraud in Pa. if it makes you feel better. Just blow it off….but if you are really interested in Pennsylvania, take a hard detailed look at the changes subtle as well as blatant in the voting guidelines set by the Pa Supreme Court in 2020. They haven’t gone away. Address that and then get back to me.”

      Excellent post, Phil.

      But they won’t address it. They will take the Sergeant Schultz approach and just parrot their favorite meme, “just vote R and it will all go away like magic”.

    204. Tgca says:

      I agree national elections are currently more at risk right now of being manipulated by a few than local ones but the problem is the Feds keep trying to impose on the states and the only way to stop that is through Congress or the courts.

      The courts can take a bit longer to resolve these issues and you can have split jurisdictional red tape so the real solution needs to come from Congress but they are too divided or laden with special interests to get things done timely.

      The fact that we have the Feds trying to mandate masks as a condition of exercising basic freedoms such as where you go (school, shopping, travel) is an example where Congress should nip it in the bud but often they don’t do anything about it.

      Perfect example is a Big Tech which is now the major source of communication in the country and they’re manipulating such communication yet they little regulatory oversight while radio, TV and newspapers are still operating by old regulatory rules that limit their control.

    205. Tgca says:

      I think there are valid points on both sides. I do think PA is a bit different then other states though because the PA Supreme Court intentionally disregarded its own constitutional processes and then SCOTUS just said “not our problem.”

      My good simple-minded yet practical friend Jadon is correct that PA is more at risk for manipulation because not only are they outnumbered in party registration but their own Supreme Court has validated fraud opportunities. That is a major disadvantage to election integrity and an enormous hurdle to get over so I can see why folks give up.

      That is a component of fraud as well, to discourage voters to the point they disenfranchised.

      It’s like trying to get reform done in cities with one-side lopsided control 90% like Newark in the Sewer State where the corruption is so rampant with multiple mayors indicted or accused over the years. It’s nearly insurmountable task to correct.

    206. Bitterlaw says:

      Tina – You have very valid criticisms of Republicans. However, has there ever been a Republican you did not criticize at HHR?

    207. Phil says:

      Rasmussen has Biden at 42/56 again this morning.

      Amazing what happened to Biden’s poll numbers when he lost his MSM cover for just a couple of weeks.

      ….but, hey, just like discounting voter fraud, let’s all just blow off the power of the MSM to influence public opinion.

    208. jason says:

      But of course they did.

      “Jan. 6 select committee elevates Liz Cheney to vice chair”

    209. jason says:

      That is a component of fraud as well, to discourage voters to the point they disenfranchised.”

      I certainly identify with that.

    210. jason says:

      Good news finally from the Babylon Bee:

      Psaki: ‘A Record 331 Million Americans Have Not Been Abandoned In Afghanistan’

    211. Tina says:

      I dunno bl.

      Give me new R leadership,in Senate and House and see how it goes,

      No more Mitchie and the Rino special in the house.

      I am not supporting the existing leadership. Voting R only helps them continue with the weakness, lies, and mediocrity.

    212. Bitterlaw says:

      Fair enough, Tina. But is there ANY Republican in the House or Senate you would want in a leadership role?

    213. Country Dick Montana says:


    214. Phil says:

      Crenshaw. Absolutely.

    215. jason says:

      McCarthy is a RINO special?

      Hard to keep track.

    216. jason says:

      I am skeptical that the next true conservative leader will “fix” the House and Senate.

      The problem is you don’t have a cohesive caucus, you have to herd cats.

      Much of the criticism of McConnell is unfair in my view, without Collins, Murkowski, Romney etc. he just doesn’t have the votes.

      When he has them, such as for judicial appts during Trump’s term, he did a great job. Same with getting ACB on the Supreme Court.

      McCarthy has 10 Rs that voted for a 24 hour impeachment joke of a process.

      You can’t make good food without good ingredients.

      Put Crenshaw and Hawley as leaders with the current make-up and you think they will do miracles?

      They won’t.

    217. Tina says:

      I would want america first in leadership

      Those they want Strong borders, no amnesty and no illegals.

      No nation building and no endless wars.

      So Hawley fits here. Maybe Cruz or rand Paul.

    218. Tina says:

      Crenshaw is questionable.

      While I admire his service, he wanted us to stay in Afghanistan.

      I don’t know if the chamber of Chinese commerce pulls his strings.

    219. Tina says:

      The Bakersfield white head could have stripped the 10 Rs of all committee assignments. He did nothing.

      All he does is fire off a letter and Mitchie does sheot.

    220. Phil says:

      BTW, did anyone know that Biden lost his son Beau in 2015?

      It’s been almost a day since he’s mentioned it so I didn’t want anyone to forget.

    221. Bitterlaw says:

      People drowned in their basements? Damn. I hope NYC is ok.

    222. Tina says:

      I saw the flooding at a NYC Costco. Unbelievable.

    223. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Here is the just-released NPR/Marist Poll. Biden is underwater in his approval/disapproval by 8; 43/51,respectively.Last month Biden was +5.
      In the question who should receive the blame for the failure of the 20 year Afghanistan mission, Bush43 receives the plurality of the demerit.

    224. jason says:

      While I admire his service, he wanted us to stay in Afghanistan. ”

      I wanted us to stay in Afghanistan too.

    225. Bitterlaw says:

      I also wanted us to maintain limited forces in Afghanistan. Leaving lead to more US casualties than staying.

    226. Gordon Allen says:

      Only 82% of Republicans disapprove of Biden in Rasmussen 42-56?? Does anyone know a Republican who doesn’t disapprove of Biden?? Seriously. I don’t

    227. Tgca says:


      Agree with Jadon’s analogy.

      You can’t make healthy and tasty dishes if you’re excluding tofu and green veggies.

    228. NYCmike says:


      As Barry Manilow would say “We made it through the rain!”.

      House in Brooklyn is fine. Queens and Staten Island were hit harder.

      Warehouse is a little damp, roof has always given us issues, fix one part then you get a leak in the next section. Plus the underground aquifers were shooting up geysers during the worst of it. Always have to make sure either covered with the right pallets or plenty of open area for the water to fall.

      Took about 3+ hours to get home last night/this morning. Abandoned cars everywhere, but by the time I left work, the floods that had incapacitated those vehicles had subsided, so once the rookies got out of the way, I was able to navigate through smartly.

      Newark Airport had flooding, and a town called Cranford near there has a square mile all homes underwater. Have friends on either side of that spot, and they had little to no water issues. Amazing how little control one has. Pray for good luck, prepare for the worst!

    229. Meldrim says:

      So now I’m a troll because Phil got his panties tied in a bunch when I pointed out that he is a one-trick pony whose only prediction is doom (whether because Democrats always cheating by enough to win, except when they don’t, or because legal immigration guarantees future Democrat victories)? Well, Good For You!

      I have no problem making a prediction on the NH Senate election: If Chris Sununu runs, he’ll win the primary and the general, but if he doesn’t run, it’s too early to tell whether Hassan will hold on to beat a lesser-known Republican in what could be a very tough environment for Democrats.

      I also will predict that the GOP will take the House in 2022 on the strength of redistricting gains (in particular, the FL legislature should be able to draw a much more favorable congressional map for Republicans now that the state supreme court has a conservative supermajority) and on the expected political environment.

      But it is too soon to tell who will win the 2022 PA gubernatorial or U.S. Senate elections. And Phil being so certain about the results speaks much more about his own prejudices and short attention span than to the state of play in PA. Why the hell would anyone write off a state with GOP majorities in both houses of the state legislature and in which Trump got 48.17% in 2016 and 48,69% in 2020? Only someone who decided never to vote again could be so short-sighted and self-defeating.

    230. Meldrim says:

      I like Dan Crenshaw, too (that ad that he did with Texas GOP House candidates is one of the best campaign ads of the past 20 years), but I’m surprised that Phil likes him:

      My personal view is similar to that of Crenshaw: that the mail-in voting system used in PA, WI, MI, GA, AZ and NV makes it impossible to determine whether Biden and the Democrat Senate candidates (where applicable) actually won in those states, but that we can’t prove that the GOP would have won save for cheating. For example, in GA, they counted hundreds of thousands of mail-in ballots for which we do not know whether the voter’s identity was validated, and since they threw out the envelopes the state couldn’t do a proper audit afterwards. I think that it is implausible that all of those mail-in votes received were legally cast, but I can’t prove it.

      But where I part company with Crenshaw is when he says that Trump would have had to have overturned the results in all five of the most disputed states (PA, WI, GA, AZ and NV) in order to win. That is simply not true: Had Trump been able to carry GA (lost by 0.24%), AZ (lost by 0.31%) and WI (lost by 0.63%), he would have gotten 269 electoral votes and been elected president by the House on the strength of the GOP having majorities in 27 House delegations (and even had the Democrat House seated the Democrat who lost in IA-02 by 6 votes, which would make that delegation evenly split, it still would have given the GOP 26 delegations, enough to elect Trump). Yes, overturning results in three states is far more difficult than doing so in only one, but it is not true that Trump needed to win in all 5 or 6 contested states.

    231. Phil says:

      Hey hot shot, nobody’s pants are in a wad. Least of all me. You are Just another faceless guy on the internet. Who cares?

      You don’t like my predictions? Don’t read them. Hey, go to the betting sites and put down a major chunk on the Pa race…..assuming you ever actually commit to a prediction.

    232. Country Dick Montana says:

      I think the GOP has about an even chance of taking back the House. So what. Not a whole lot different is going to happen. Fantasy baseball for political hobbyists. All cool as long as their team wins.

    233. Phil says:

      Even chance at the House? I’ll buy that. Maybe a little better than that given redistricting.

      Not much changes either way.

    234. Tina says:

      I approve of Biden.


    235. Tina says:

      Don’t worry about Ccp bidens record low approval rate.

      The gop e will bail him out.

    236. Tina says:

      A shut down is nice. Maybe the Biden bots will return here?

      Charles C. W. Cooke
      · 15m
      Joe Manchin: “Instead of rushing to spend trillions on new government programs and additional stimulus funding, Congress should hit a strategic pause on the budget-reconciliation legislation.”…

    237. Meldrim says:

      #244, maybe Cash Cow followed Jason’s advice and informed Manchin that Biden has a 20% approval rating in WV.

    238. NYCmike says:

      i’LL TAKE 2 showers extra tonight, but I agree with jason about McConnell and McCarthy. Now is not the time for recriminations.

      BUT, IF the Republicans do gain power in either chamber, there has to be some sort of hashing out. You need the more “populist” Republican to have more sway than the country club/rotary club/Chamber of Commerce type elitist who is unable to look at the last 50 years and see that there are limits which a country must respect.

    239. Wes says:

      Let’s see, Jason.

      Here’s the definition of apocalyptic:

      [ uh-pok-uh-lip-tik ]SHOW IPA

      predicting or presaging imminent disaster and total or universal destruction:
      the apocalyptic vision of some contemporary writers.

    240. NYCmike says:

      “Fantasy baseball for political hobbyists. All cool as long as their team wins.”

      -Leave me off this “hobbyist” list. I look for the people I choose to turn over the apple cart when they are obviously rotten.

    241. NYCmike says:

      As for Meldrim, spot on. I thought the Phil comment was funny, and spot on.

      Phil, you know I enjoy your commentary!

    242. NYCmike says:

      Spot on twice!

      Meldrim really nailed it!

    243. Wes says:

      Here’s the definition of doomsday:

      [ doomz-dey ]SHOW IPA

      the day of the Last Judgment, at the end of the world.

      any day of judgment or sentence.
      nuclear destruction of the world.
      given to or marked by forebodings or predictions of impending calamity; especially concerned with or predicting future universal destruction:
      the doomsday issue of all-out nuclear war.

    244. Wes says:

      How exactly is it stupid again to use those words in context to describe Phil’s analysis?

    245. NYCmike says:

      -Here’s something to lift your spirits!/s

    246. Wes says:

      Now whether what Phil predicts ultimately happens is a debatable question. I think he’s too quick to declare defeat, but each to his own. He may ultimately be right. He may ultimately be wrong.

      I’m not seeing how using those words properly according to their dictionary definitions is stupid though.

    247. Wes says:

      I’m not going to get into the fight between Meldrim and Phil, but, Meldrim, I’m not entirely certain in a 50-50 tie, Trump would have won in the House.

      Remember, Liz Cheney is the Congresswoman from Wyoming and loathes Trump. Other Republicans voted to impeach him in January. It’s entirely possible enough would have defected to give Biden a 26-24 majority in the House delegations.

      That’s not far-fetched either. Although the House would have voted for GWB to be President in 2000 anyway had the election continued to be unresolved, then-Congressman Gene Taylor (D-MS) openly said he would vote for GWB alongside the two Republicans at the time in the MSCD, thus giving Bush the Magnolia State’s delegation vote.

    248. Wes says:

      CFG has a new poll out saying Murphy leads by only 43-41. It’s obviously a biased poll, so take that into account. Still, it has a high response rate among college grads–an increasingly Dem-trending constituency. I will be utterly shocked if Murphy actually loses, but the RGA may be wise to spend here and begin beta testing messaging for 2022 at least.

    249. Phil says:

      Well, let’s see. Fraud and illegal immigration. Effect on the voting future of the US? Biden has essentially opened the border. Democrats made House Bill 1 their #1 legislative priority this session. Threw a fit when they couldn’t quite get it. Wonder if either one of these actions have anything whatsoever to do with the future voting rolls or in making it easy to commit voting fraud on a 50 state basis.

      Naw. Just a coincidence. Changing demographics by drastically changing border policy? Watering down voter security and eliminating voter ID with federal legislation? Kind of unprecedented, but nothing really to see here. Carry on. None of that is intended to solidify future Democratic power. None of it because fraud and creating a much friendlier demographic wouldn’t provide the slightest Democratic advantage in future election. Total non factors. How do we know? Democrats and their MSM monkeys assure us of it.

      All is well.

    250. NYCmike says:

      “I’m not going to get into the fight between Meldrim and Phil,”

      -If that was a fight, then my name is Cassius Clay!

    251. NYCmike says:

      Wes, are you speaking about NJ Murphy?

      I would be very surprised if so, but I will give Jack Ciattarelli a round of applause for his tenacity and smart campaigning. He is trying everything to get past the media bias in this state.

    252. Wes says:

      Yes, Mikey, I am.

    253. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The standard definition of a vaccine “is a substance introduced into the body to prevent a person from getting a specific disease” It appears the current approved vaccines do not do this; however, they do have a preventive effect against serious illness. Perhaps the term preventive treatment injection would be more appropriate than using the term vaccine.

      From the New England Journal of Medicine:

      “In the letter, the authors note that from March through June 2021 vaccine effectiveness against symptomatic infection was estimated to exceed 90 percent; by July, however, it had fallen to approximately 65 percent.”

      “In July 2021, however, cases among this highly vaccinated population began to rise again, coincident with the emerging dominance of the delta variant in San Diego and the ending of California’s masking mandate on June 15. By July, 125 workers had been diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 and unlike in previous months when approximately 20 percent of these cases involved vaccinated workers, the percentage had risen to 75 percent.”

    254. NYCmike says:


      The joke works well, because most of us agree with you on the long-term outlook, but would like to hold on to some semblance of hope for the future.

    255. NYCmike says:

      #261 – SDC,

      Hence the need for the fascists (Democrats, corporate lackeys, Big Tech) to stop mandating things and allow for some personal choice, with all range of preventive medicines given a platform for people to choose if they want it or not.

    256. Phil says:

      Hope springs eternal

    257. Tina says:

      Regarding The effectiveness of the vaccine, one should look at what is happening in Israel and England. (Rate of 80 percent vaxxed).

      Seems like boosters are needed every 5-7 months.

    258. Tina says:

      I doubt this is true.

      Candace Owens
      UPDATE. It turns out the facility that rejected my ability to take a Covid test receives both state and federal funding.
      So no— she had NO RIGHT to deny me a covid test when my taxes go toward her operations

      This situation is currently being escalated to the HHS.

      Stay tuned!

    259. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      262. In defense of Phil’s prediction; it was made prior to Biden’s totally discrediting himself with the botched Afghan withdraw. This disaster totally changed the factual situation — and even resulted in criticism of Biden from many in the MSM. So we will never know if Phil’s prediction would have been right.

      As someone once said, just when I found all the answers to life, they changed all the questions.

    260. Tgca says:


      I saw that comment the other day by Crenshaw. I usually like him because he’s a practical conservative but he should know better than to use inflammatory words in front of an audience in which 75% of the party feels the election was stolen, rightly or wrongly.

      It shows he’s not ready for national prominence to do such a thing. That is the problem Noem has as well. She seems to have bad instincts on what to say and when to say it even though she may be a reliable conservative.

      The issue I have with Crenshaw and others is they keep repeating the premise that Biden won by 7 million votes and there’s no way that many votes were fraud.

      That is irrelevant because that 7 million vote lead was practically all CA and NY which Trump never contested. I believe if you recalculate the national vote without the states then they are even within a couple hundred thousand votes nationally so the 7 million lead is irrelevant in determining the winner. That is what irks people.

      The election is on the EC and the vote difference in the states where fraud accusation arose there was a vote variance of less than 100,000.

      This makes these politicians look stoopid if they don’t know how the president is elected and why Crenshaw was rightfully criticized.

      His statement is irrelevant and suggests to folks he is lecturing them for being stoopid when it is he who does not understand their point.

      Had Trump gotten those less than 100,000 votes in the other states, he would have won the presidency while still losing the national popular vote by 7 million.

    261. Tgca says:

      It is not impossible for the GOP to win nationally with election integrity issues and Big Tech and MSM bias but it definitely dilutes the GOP opportunity when there is 24/7 criticism and bias. I would bet that this bias translates into a good 5% nationally on a recurring basis.

      Part of this is the GOP fault for not prioritizing legislation. They could have significantly reduced the bad impact had they dealt with the Big Tech oversight in 2017 or 2018 when they controlled all branches of gubbermint but they ignored it.

      This is where I think people are frustrated with party leaders. They ignore it before elections and as soon as they lose they argue it needs to be addressed, after it’s too late.

      It’s like ignoring smoking a pack of cigarettes for 40 years but then saying after you’ve been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer you need to quit smoking to address the issue. Too late!

      Will the GOP leadership ever learn? I’m not sure this current leadership is up to the task.

    262. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The health costs of lockdowns on children:

      @ShellenbergerMD Aug 31
      “Overweight or obesity increased among 5- through 11-year-olds from 36.2% to 45.7% during the pandemic, an absolute increase of 8.7% and relative increase of 23.8%”

    263. Tgca says:

      234. NYC

      I saw the pics of Cranford. Awful! Damn Rahway River!

      I know Cranford because I lived by there. I would frequent the Whole Foods there and there are certain streets that would frequently flood to the point they would block them off during rain storms because enough water would accumulated to be above your tires. It wasn’t usually entire streets but sections of the streets that made passing through not wise.

      This time it was like 6 feet of water or more it looks like.

    264. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Not good. Insulting. Next Biden will claim that he was with Eisenhower when the Concentration Camps were liberated! This is Corey’s guy.

    265. Meldrim says:

      #255, Wes, had Trump received the electoral votes from GA, WI abd AZ to get to 269, there would not have been a massive pro-Trump protest in DC on January 6, no conservatives would have stormed the U.S. Capitol, and Cheney never would have turned agaibst Trump. Remember, Cheney voted against the first impeachment of Trump, and it was only after the January 6 kerfuffle that she went over to the dark side. No way would Cheney have cast WY’s vote for Biden had there been a tie in the Electoral Colllege.

      Had he received 269 electoral votes, the likeliest scenario would be for Trump to have received the votes of 27 state delegations (26 needed for election), since he would get not only WY’s vote but also IA’s vote. Even if the House had illegitimately ruled that the cerified winner in IA-92 (Republican Marianette Miller M_____; I’m forgetting a surname starting with an M) should not be seated, that ould give the GOP a 2-1 edge in the IA House delegation; in order to seat Democrat Rita Hart (I believe that was her name), Democrats would have to vote not to seat MMM, create a committee to investigate the election, have the committee report back that Hart won, and have the House vote to seat Hart, all in just three days, and with an extremely slim majority. Maybe Democrats from non-safe CDs would be willing to commit mass suicide if it meant keeping Trump below 26 state delegations, but not when it would be the superfluous 27th delegation. Remember, in actuality, Democrats voted to seat MMM on January 3, and later several “moderates” publicly warned Pelosi that they would not vote to set Hart following the month-long “investigation,” which is when Pelosi told Hart to get lost.

      A perhaps more interesting contingent election would be in the Senate, where a 269-all result would require the senators (with no VP tiebreak allowed) to elect the VP by majority vote. Starting at noon on Jan. 3, the Senate had 51Rs, 48 Ds ans 1 vacancy (Purdue’s senate seat, which expired at noon that day). 51 R senators could elect Pence on January 6, but under the circumstances GA Gov. Kemp likely would appoint a senator on Jan. 3 to serve in Purdue’s seat until the winner of the Jan. 5 runoff were certified (maybe an elder statesman like retired Sen. Johnny Isakson), so the GOP would have 52 senators on Jan. 6 (whien it would be too soon to tell who won the run-offs, much less have certified winners). Even if Murkowski voted for Harris (for all of their whining, neither Collins nor Romney would be likely to do so), Pence would be reelected. (Of course, if a recount or invalidation of illegal votes prior to the day that the Electoral College meets led to Trump getting GA’s 16 EVs, it is almost certain that Purdue would reach the 59%+1 threshhold to avoid the runoff, so Kemp would not need to make a Jan. 3 Senate appointment.)

    266. NYCmike says:


      Exactly, regarding Cranford. It is a town prone to some flooding, and most homes I know in the are have a french drain and sump pumps. That one area just got walloped, for whatever reason. The several friends I have in the area said their pumps were going most of the night, but water never accumulated. Not sure what triggered that one area getting hit so bad.

    267. Tgca says:


      Ok. Since my Latino brethren Meldrim took the time to post on this I will acknowledge and agree with most of his post.

      I would further add, hypothetically,had the number of legislatures been closer and had Cheney been the one responsible for giving the presidency to Biden instead of Trump, as expected by her constituents in a very conservative state, she would most likely have to resign from Congress and leave WY, if not the country.

      The hatred for her and her family would be so vast there is no doubt in my mind that some crazy loons would seek out vengeance on her and her family.

      I don’t say this to encourage it, I say this to be realistic of the anger and hatred that would ensue due to the division of this country and one person being responsible for changing the outcome of a national election by voting against the will of her constituents out of spite would lead to the equivalent of an American death fatwa on that person.

      To this day, many conservatives, including myself despise John McCain for what he did on Obamacare and are glad he is gone from the senate and that is nothing compared to giving up the presidency to what most conservatives would perceive the enemy.

      I could not imagine how bad this would go for the Cheney clan as they probably would be shut out of society. I’m not saying I agree. I’m saying what I think would happen, and if similarly it happened on the left, I think you would see the same effect.

    268. Tgca says:

      274. NYC

      Funny you should mention sump pumps. I once had a sump pump in a basement. After I relocated, unfortunately, the new folks had some kind of water break and the pump could not keep up with the water flow and the entire basement flooded so they had to pull up and restore the carpeted floor because once you get that much water in the carpet and in the floor and baseboards, it’s usually impossible to salvage and you have severe risk of mold too.

      I know of someone else that happened to in PA too that got their basement flooded from a rain storm so though it’s great to have the pumps, they cannot always keep up with the water flow.

      We don’t worry about that in FL because no one has basements here. We just worry about water surrounding your house or tornadoes after hurricanes.

    269. Tgca says:

      Cranford is a cute town with some decent restaurants in its downtown center and it has a direct frequent service with trains connecting directly into NYC. You could get to NYC Penn Station by train in about 40 minutes.

    270. Dylan says:

      All is lost as Dick Morris now says that the abortion decision will be the key focus and determining issue of 2022. Well, I guess we can now take a GOP victory to the bank.

    271. Tgca says:

      Ok. If this is all true as reported, this is a big deal.

      The trans thing that exposed itself to women and children at Wi Spa in CA a couple of months ago that led to protests and ensuing street violence among protestors by Antifa, has been identified as a 52 year old male serial sex offender convicted twice in the early 2000s for exposing itself to women and also convicted in 2008 for failing to register as a sex offender so that’s 3 prior convictions.

      It is also facing further prosecution for recently exposing itself to women and children in a changing room in LA , I gather before the Wi spa incident.

      Police state in 2018 that this trans thing is homeless and has been accused of identifying as trans simply to access women facilities and exposing itself to women and children.

      If this all pans out as true, then this is a big issue for CA defenders of this trans thing, as well as unfortunately a sad commentary for other trans folks who do not engage in such inappropriate behavior but being stereotyped for such behavior.

    272. Tgca says:

      278 Dylan

      I had been worrying about that timing after the SCOTUS decision the other day.

      Timing is not good because that could energize women to choose between Biden’s failed policies and economics and ABORTION. Otherwise, I would think the focus on Biden’s record now would dampen his support and enthusiasm by women.

      The Dems might try to play this smart and push for Congressional legislation on this, and honestly, it should have been from day one instead of the court defining it in unscientific terms in 1973 with no exact science to back it up, as we know much more today about the science of fetal development and survival outside the womb than we did 50 years ago.

      This could be a rallying cry for Dems to keep Congress, and they may sacrifice other legislation fir passing nationalized ABORTION and put every GOPer in moderate districts on trial to defend their stance.

      However, all is not lost because SCOTUS could take up this case and shoot down the law or some of its very restrictive measures before any rallying cries ensue.

      So, is the direction and economy of the US more important to women or is it ABORTION? And if so, how does that translate to total voting patterns across all genders and ethnicities and cultures.

      That will be the question.

      Incidentally, in recently looking at state polls, one thing was apparent that Biden’s strength in support seems to come from women by at least a few points in most states and in close elections that can make a difference if translated down to the midterms.

    273. Gordon Allen says:

      You overrate the pro abortion vote, especially after a pause after some fetal development ;ie “late term abortion” in some form. That(unrestricted abortion) is NOT a majority view, and getting less so, and won’t help getting votes on net, as the strongest supporters of unrestricted abortion are generally hard core leftists anyway plus on other social/cultural issues
      That’s a political plus, or should be, and Roe was a horrible judicial mistake that needs redressing, at least in part.

    274. Tgca says:

      281. Gordy

      This s not about late term or restricted ABORTION for heinous procedures that many would not otherwise support. This law is very restrictive and makes it nearly impossible for any ABORTION to occur in the practical world.

      I have no idea how this plays out but this can be 24/7 coverage by Dems, Big Tech and MSM putting the GOP, especially men, the vast majority of GOP candidates on defense if women see this as a serious threat.

      Many women see these issues differently than men. It’s about women issues in general and not only some ABORTION restrictions. I know some women that are generally pragmatic but would crawl over glass to keep some level of ABORTION safe and legal. My understanding this bill does not allow exceptions for rape or incest. I don’t see how that stays.

      In spite of all the damage Biden has done to the country, he still has over 50% support from women in various states because women and men often do not see eye to eye on all issues.

      Do not discount how the Dems, MSM, and Big Tech concerted effort could turn this into a big issue for the GOP.

      I don’t think it will come to that because I do see some of the TX provisions being thrown out and therefore quiet down the storm but we don’t know yet.

    275. Robbie says:

      Ryan Grim
      Trump announcing for president “any day now,” Jim Jordan says in Iowa, where a second official says Trump will soon be traveling

      – Well, it looks like 2024 is a loss before it even gets started.

      Trump will win the nomination, but he’ll get blown out in the general election because he’s a corrupt psychopath and the country is sick and tired of him.

      Trump will make brain dead morons like Jason fraud and the “send a message” crowd happy, but it means at least eight years of Democrats packing the courts.

      And if you don’t think Trump will rally voters to the Democrats, just look at California. Because the knuckledraggers in the “send a message” crowd rallied to a kook like Larry Elder, Newsom was able to turn the tide of the recall. The Democrat in 2024 will do the same with Trump.

      But at least Trump tells it like it is.

    276. Phil says:


      Not a word from Robbie over the last eight months while a drooling fool leads America off a cliff.


      Now he shows up with a rant….about Trump.

      You can’t make this sh*t up.

      Get help, dude.

    277. Tgca says:


      BS Robbie on the CA recall.

      1st, the recall was scheduled before Elder even tossed his hat in it. His candidacy came later after the signatures to get the recall approved.

      2nd, Elder almost did not make it on the list because they tried to keep him off so there was never any major leading contender on the GOP side.

      3rd, he is leading the pack in the polls because he is the choice of all the listed candidates so it’s not as if this recall was designed so he could run.

      4th, if Elder were not a candidate, who else or in your words “what other kook” would be leading the pack?

      This was always a long shot so don’t try to make it that the GOP somehow sought out a “kook” to run against Newsom and then created a recall as a political ploy.

      I agree it is political because recalls are always political but not for the reasons you state.

    278. Tgca says:


      With respect to Trump, he is very popular with the GOP base still and looking at the states that count in the EC, he was very close to winning within 100,000 votes. CA and NY giving large popular vote leads don’t matter.

      On the current Biden path, it is not likely Biden will retain the same level of enthusiasm of voters to re-elect him with large margins. I expect, as we are already seeing in polls, that there is buyers remorse with Biden. Now anything can change in 3 years but it is not likely Biden would be re-elected today.

      In fact some recent polls showed he would lose to Trump if it were a do over today, as many have turned against Biden already.

      Time will tell but I suspect Biden or Harris are going to have a tough time convincing Indys to stand by them in the next election if all continues as is today, whereas if Trump were the nominee, I doubt he would lose any of the GOP base, and I suspect, all else equal, the GOP would be very energized in this environment to turn out for Trump, and tip the Indys to him, which would then make it impossible for Biden or Harris to win.

      …and this is all before we see additional mental decline in Biden which is very apparent, and Harris is way under water in polls at this time that she makes Hilary look warm and cuddly.

    279. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag drove by to criticize Trump?


    280. NYCmike says:

      Let’s go Elder!

      Let’s go Trump!

      If Trump decides not to run, let’s go DeSantis (at this early time).

      Robbie and “CG”, GFY!

      Biden is your man, with your preferred policies, at this time.

      If he isn’t your preferred person with your preferred policies, then lets elect someone who will change Biden’s policies!!

      As for corrupt and psychopathic, Trump can’t hold hold Joe’s jockstrap!

    281. jason says:

      “NFL Goes Woke 2.0, Will Allow ‘Social Justice’ Statements on Player Helmets.

      The NFL announced Thursday it will once
      again use the phrases “It Takes All of Us” and “End Racism” in the back of end zones throughout the 2021 season,”

      Bitter, aka Sergeant Schultz, will watch woke messages for hours and pretend he doesn’t see them.

      Then he will claim I told him not to watch football.

    282. Phil says:

      Bitter’s comment?

      I see nothing. Go Eagles!!!!

    283. Wobbles says:

      Did I remember to tell you I think Biden is in real trouble if his approval drops below 20%?

      Otherwise he should win by double digits.

    284. jason says:

      MANCHIN op-ed: “I, for one, won’t support a $3.5 trillion bill, or anywhere near that level of additional spending, without greater clarity about why Congress chooses to ignore the serious effects inflation and debt have on existing government programs.”

      Zzzzzzz… so he will support 2.8 trillion….

    285. Meldrim says:

      #275, Tgca, there’s one more thing to consider in a contingent presidential election that cuts both ways, although, IMHO, it cuts more towards Cheney voting to elect Trump: If the Senate votes to elect Pence, but the House doesn’t elect anyone (because there are 25 delegations for Trump, 24 for Biden (including, arguendo, WY), and 1 split 2-2 so it doesn’t cast a vote (hypothetically, IA if the Democrats managed to seat Hart by January 6), then Pence would becone acting president on January 20 and the House would have to keep revoting, without being able to take up any other business, until it elects either Trump or Biden president (I’m assuming that it was a 269-269 tie without any faithless electors; if someone ekse received an EV, the House could choose among the three top electoral votegetters). So Cheney would get all of the grief and abuse that Tgca mentioned for denying reelection to Trump when her state gave him over 70% of the vote, and what benefit would she get? Bupkis. Biden still wouldn’t be president, and the House would have to keep voting in a neverending contingent election where Cheney would face increasing pressure to get it over with and elect a freaking president. I find it wholly implausible for that to be the result.

      I think that if the Trump electors were certified as the winners, there would be a lot of pressure for a Trump elector to cast a vote for Biden. Once the Electoral College meets and Trump officially gets 269 EVs, the same hypocrites who objected to Bush and/ior Trump electoral votes in 2000, 2004 and 2016 but who called it treason when Republicans objected to Biden electoral votes in 2020 would be making a huge fuss on January 6, but they would know that Trump would be reelected and they wouldn’t go nuclear by both refusing to seat the certified winner MMM and then seating the certified loser Hart within three days (not more than 5 or so Democrats could object to such actions and have them passed, which I can’t fathom happening over a 27th state delegation). So Trump would be elected president and Jamie Rankin would start drafting articles of impeachment for Trump not having recycled his coffee cup or something.

    286. Bitterlaw says:

      Maybe instead of watching the NFL, Jason can watch my public statements against CRT and woke culture. I would watch his public statements but he does not makes any.

      However, because Jason has counseled me to be more assertive, I will say GFY. I will watch the Eagles probably go 6-11 because I love football even if the team sucks. I don’t give a damn what the NFL paints in the endzones because I have no control over it. I am a mf-ing adult and can ignore their bs.

    287. NYCmike says:

      ““NFL Goes Woke 2.0, Will Allow ‘Social Justice’ Statements on Player Helmets.”

      -Three friends I play golf with, who used to NOT play on Sundays when there was an early GIANTS game, all texted me today and said “Any Given Sunday… now OPEN FOR GOLF!”.

      So there is that……

    288. NYCmike says:

      As for Elder, why would anyone be against him for Governor? Especially someone who claims to be a conservative Republican?

      If he can potentially win, how is that a bad thing? How could any energy be spent on going after Elder when that same “conservative Republican” only other choice is Newsome or some other Democrat?

    289. Tgca says:

      293. Meldrim

      Yes. I’m aware of the Senate electing the VP and him sitting as interim POTUS until the House resolved the issue if not settled by the statutory deadline but I don’t think that was ever at issue here.

      Even if Cheney had given the WY state vote to Biden there were still enough state legislature votes to elect Trump only 26 was needed.

      But if it had not been that way, my point still stands. I think Cheney and company would have to run for the hills if she single-handedly handed the presidency to Biden in a legislature tie and subsequent resolutions.

    290. Tgca says:


      Congrats on reaching adulthood!

      So how many cokes you gonna drink during the game?

      *hugs and kisses*

    291. NYCmike says:


    292. NYCmike says: