McAuliffe Leads Youngkin By 3% in VA

    We have a new poll from CBS News and YouGov showing Terry McAuliffe with a 3% lead over Glenn Youngkin as we are now three weeks away from Election Day.

    Terry McAuliffe (D) 50%
    Glenn Youngkin (R) 47%

    I used ot subscribe to the theory in the early days of early voting that it didn’t matter who had a perceived advantage in early voting since it was usually a small percentage and it wouldn’t change the overall vote total enough to make much of a difference. but with early voting almost becoming as popular (or even more popular) than Election Day voting and the fact that early voting is not going away, Republicans are going to have figure out a way to get their voters to also vote early in the same percentage numbers as Democrats. Every early vote that occurs is one less vote a party has to chase to get to the polls on Election Day. This poll shows among people who have already voted, McAuliffe is already ahead 61%-37%.

    This poll was done October 4-11 among 1040 likely voters.

    Posted by Dave at 10:13 pm
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    907 Responses to “McAuliffe Leads Youngkin By 3% in VA”

    1. Bitterlaw says:


    2. jason says:

      I don’t have a problem with “if you can’t beat them join them” when it comes to early voting in person.

      The problem is VBM. If Rs subscribe to that theory with VBM they are screwed. Unless they are willing to engage in fraud in R areas in the same percentage Ds do in D areas (not going to happen and would be a lot more difficult anyway).

    3. Bitterlaw says:

      I remain opposed to early voting. One Election Day with very limited absentee ballots cuts down, but does not eliminate, fraud.

    4. Wes says:

      You must be opposed to fact that GWB won in 2000 then, Bitter, because votes cast for him before the DUI revelation were a factor in his win.

    5. michael corleone says:

      Early voting is why 2022 will not be a GOP wipe out. Ds will have months to vote. We have effectively destroyed the voting system with early voting and VBM.

    6. Meldrim says:

      #986 in the prior thread, mnw. of course I factored in that the GOP needs to shore up MO-02. But that’s in the opposite side of the state as the MO-05, and making the MO-05 GOP-leaning wouldn’t adversely affect the MO-02. What I would do in the eastern part of MO is to expand the MO-01 to the most heavily D parts of St, Louis County not currently in MO-01, have the heavily GOP MO08 take in all of Jefferson County and a big chunk of St. Louis County (shedding Cape Girardeau, the Bootheel and the SW parts of the CD), and drawing a comfortably GOP MO-02 that takes in all of St. Charles, Franklin, Warren and Gasconade counties as well as a portion of St. Louis County (including Ann Wagner’s hone area around Ballwin). The 2020 Trump percentage would go from 49% to like 57% or 58%.

    7. michael corleone says:

      If the 2000 election was conducted under the same circumstances as 2020 with all the BS junk mail, there is no way GWB would have won.

    8. Phil says:


      You are absolutely correct.

    9. michael corleone says:

      Phil #8

      … and this is precisely what makes Liz Cheney’s bs so annoying. Her daddy would have never been VP.

    10. jason says:

      You must be opposed to fact that GWB won in 2000″

      We are hundreds of years away from 2000 in terms of election rules.

    11. jason says:

      We have effectively destroyed the voting system with early voting and VBM”

      Yep, that is it in a nutshell.

    12. Tgca says:

      Note to self.

      No need to worry about election fraud unless it’s rampant in NC because as NC so does the entire country. Besides, the GOP will have plenty of cash reserves to purchase political ads on TV targeting suburban women voters and that will offset any potential fraud.

    13. Tgca says:

      Note to discuss with pooch tomorrow AM.

      In special election today, GOP picks up IA House seat held by Dems for years. Interesting.

    14. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes – Do I have to research the results of every election in every state going back to 1789 (or the date a state was admitted if later) before making a post? I did not recall that Florida had early voting in 2000. I understand your point but it is pure speculation unless you want to post how many Dems and how many Republicans voted early in Florida in 2000.

      I do not believe that PA had early voting in 2016 because I never planned on voting early so there was no reason to look it up. Trump won in 2016. When early voting and VBM came to PA in 2020, Trump lost by a very narrow margin. I don’t think that was a coincidence.

    15. Bitterlaw says:

      Interesting case from the UK. I think the judge was wrong. I do not have one of these cameras but this is a bad idea if it comes to American courts.

    16. jason says:

      Yes, PA has had early voting for as long as I have lived here. But at least in York, there was only one location in the county to do so, the registrar’s office. I did vote early several times due to travel, but each time I was the only person doing it. They had a little voting booth set up in a back office, they would check your ID, confirm your address, hand you a paper ballot and you would hand them back a sealed envelope signed across the back. No machines.

    17. Tgca says:

      Note to self.

      Order Xmas gifts for friends at HHR while supplies last and to ensure arrival before holidays due to national materials shortage and transportation delays.

    18. jason says:

      Tgca, if you are looking for something for me, these 15lb packs are very convenient.

    19. Tgca says:

      Note to self.

      Check internet for urban dictionary for definition of “leafy Radnor.”

      In fact, Delaware County – a unique mix of wealthy and working-class communities, from the Main Line’s leafy Radnor to blue-collar locales such as Ridley Township – is key to understanding Pennsylvania’s suburban political dynamics.

    20. Phil says:

      F Joe Biden mugs make a nice gift.

    21. Tgca says:

      Update personal vocabulary list for definition of “leafy” per urban dictionary.

      Leafy People Definition:
      Somebody who is stupid and doesn’t know what they’re talking about.

      Sentence Usage:
      Leafy people live in leafy towns like leafy Radnor.

      Ah! Makes sense to me now.

    22. Meldrim says:

      Bitter, FL had absentee voting in 2000, with senior citizens not needing to give any other excuse for voting absentee. So even if senior citizens were not going to be outside the state on Election Day, they could viote absentee. And since in-state absentee ballots in FL needed to arrive by Election Day (the federal UOCAVA law permitted absentees cast by Floridians residing abroad ten days to arrive, but it doesn’t apply to in-state absentees), a big chunk of FL absentees were cast prior to the DWI story being leaked and disseminated (which story was devastating to the Bush campaign, not least because it broke while Ross Perot was about to announce his endorsenent of Bush on the Larry King Show, and Larry cut away from Perot for CNN coverage of the story), and, as Wes mentioned, it might have been crucial gir Bush’s victory that he had banked so many votes cast before the story broke. Bush won FL by 0.01%, so every little thing was crucial. (Similarly, had that photogrpher not captured Elian being ripped from Donato Dalrymple’s arms by DOJ thugs, Bush likely would have gotten at least a thousand fewer Cuban-American votes in Miami and lost the election.)

      That being said, one can favor voting taking place only on Election Day without it meaning that one preferred Gore to win. Heck, Wes tells everyone he meets that, in hindsight, he wishes that Gore had won, and that doesn’t mean that he therefore needs to oppose pre-Election-Day absentee voting.

      I think that states should eliminate early voting and permit absentee voting only for very specific and limited reasons (such as military and diplomatic personnel stationed outside the state, college students attending school outside the state, religious missionaries and Peace Corps types working abroad, migrant workers temporarily outside the state, airline personnel wirking outside the state that day, and a few other similar categories). Apart from those limited exceptions, voting should be in-person, on Election Day, so as to ensure a secret ballot with no coercion (a battered wife can be cierced by her abusive husband to vote his way when it’s an absentee ballot, but she can vote freely if it’s in person at the polls). If a voter is too ill to go to the polls, then election authorities can deliver, on Election Day, paper ballots to such registered voters that request such service and ensure that the voter casts his ballot in private (unpess they physically need help filling in the votes) and in any event without coercion. My personal preference would be that absentee votes, too, should be required to be postmarked *on* Election Day (before such time as the polls close), in order to ensure that citizens vote with the same facts being available; that would mean that it would take a few days before any absentee votes arrive, but they would be relatively few votes and, if it’s a very close election, waiting a week to find out who won is par for the course.

      There should be one Election Day, and states should act accordingly. And given that the Constitution empowers Congress to set Election Day for federal elections, I think that Congress could implement some of what I mentioned above if states continue to have election rules that establish Election Month instead.

    23. Bitterlaw says:

      I know Tgclown grew up in Newark and may not be familiar with trees. Yes. There are trees in Radnor. The trees have leaves on them. Until they fall off and I have to rake them to the curb. I did not plant the trees but I will not apologize for their presence.

    24. Phil says:

      I also prefer Election Day voting only with absentee voting available for those who will be out of town on Election Day or who are in some way disabled. They must request the ballots by a due date and have some system of voter ID. Since we will never go back to Election Day voting only I am partial to the Florida and Texas system. Early voting but strong election integrity.

      Florida should be the model on election night. They have nine million votes counted by 11:00. They completely fixed the 2000 mess. It’s a great system. When Broward County attempted to steal the 2018 seat for Nelson they stopped the theft.

      Then there are the election joke states like Nevada, California and Pennsylvania….

    25. Tgca says:

      Personal notes to self.

      Look up meaning of “unpess.”

      Never heard that word before.

      Add to personal vocabulary to impress people like those who brag they got into Ivy League schools on minority scholarships and are grammar and vocabulary hoes.

      Kick self in butt too for not listening to educational counselor to apply to Princeton because of good grades and minority status with good bleeding heart liberal story to tell about Newark upbringing.

    26. Tgca says:

      Memo reminder to self.

      Draft memo for HHR that explains difference between leaves and leafy people, as in leafy Radnor.

    27. Bitterlaw says:

      Interesting article on Delaware County/Delco. However, the author must not be familiar with maps. Villanova University does not “border” Delaware County. Most of it is in Delaware County. A small section is right over the line into Montgomery County.

    28. Tgca says:

      Note to self to EDUMACATE stoopid people that Newark NJ is vastly abundant with trees and specifically has the largest collection of Cherry Blossom trees in the US in Branch Brook Park alone not counting city streets.

    29. Tgca says:


      Correction to self. Should say “leafy” people and not “stoopid” people.

    30. mnw says:

      RAS 43/56– actually a slight improvement.

      Qpac 38/53 today– big drop-off since last time.

    31. SoHope says:

      I’m glad to see signs that Republicans and showing signs of being agressive in redistricting. Some of the seats on my wishlist:
      *All but 3 NC seats
      *Clear up GA suburbs problems
      *Permanently hold 3/4 IA seats
      *NH-Carve out 1 always GOP seat
      *Delete OH-13 from the dems
      *Do well in FL firm SFL seats & split Tallahassee/Jax seat & good I-4 corridor outcomes
      *Hold their own in the split states of MI, PA, WI, and AZ


    32. mnw says:


      Sad one would have to pay people to move to such a beautiful place.

    33. mnw says:


      Should be able to get rid of Axne (D-IA-03). She won by less than 1% last time. I THINK that would give the GOP 4 of 4 in IA, wouldn’t it?

    34. Tina says:

      Don’t worry, Putzaki said that some Christmas items will not be available.


      But… but… the smart people said…

    35. Tgca says:

      Note to self.

      Break it gently to carnivorous friends that “yoots” are leaving city and corporate jobs for farm work because they’re more environmentally conscientious.

      This could mean the conscientious snowflakes advocate for expanded Civil Rights protection for farm animals such as the right NOT to:

      – be slaughtered and eaten
      – be caged like illegal immigrants at the border
      – have forced separation from children
      – have embryos stolen without contractual arrangement for adequate consideration
      – work under egregious and unfair labor hours without just and fair compensation and federally mandated breaks
      – be deprived of bodily fluids produced for offspring without fair compensation
      – be forced to take vaccines and other injections
      – make choices on personal medical matters “my body, my choice”

      Crops manager Matt Celona said he’s not surprised by the applicants now looking for work on the farm.

      “Makes sense to me. They’ve tried a job, they don’t like it. They want to try something else. They have an interest in the environment,” Celona said.

    36. Cash Cow TM says:

      I have now stopped counting COVID related stories on DRUDGE and AOL News.

      I have proved my point that the MSM-LSD has collectively decided to move away from this story as it has helped tank Biden’s liberal popularity.

      I have now moved to cover another issue.
      Illegal immigration and crisis at U.S. southern border.

      Of course, the media wants you to move on, nothing to see here.

      DRUDGE has 73 news stories up including:
      –Queen of England seen walking with a cane
      –world’s oldest rhino dies
      –New Superman comic strip character is queer
      –Reagan ranch threatened by fire
      –some article about the new “Squide” game by Netflix


      If you Guessed TWO come and claim your prize.

      AOL New has 63 news stories up.


    37. Cash Cow TM says:

      TWO southern border crisis stories on AOL.

      To wit:

      –“U.S. To Lift Border Restrictions on Vaccinated Travelers”

      –“Biden WH: No More Trump-style mass workplace arrests”

      Absolute journalistic incompetence at it’s best.

    38. Cash Cow TM says:

      “mnw says:
      October 13, 2021 at 10:02 am

      Sad one would have to pay people to move to such a beautiful place.”

      WV is a beautiful state with tons of wonderful people, but we have bled population since 1960, though not where I live as the two far east counties in WV are among the fastest 50 growing counties in the nation in population.

    39. Cash Cow TM says:


      Congress is beset by women’s groups wanting to reduce breast cancer.

      They previously had asked the governor/legislature in stat X, Y or Z to advance the cause of fighting breast cancer by repainting all double yellow lines in pink. States X,Y,Z refused citing safety and cost issues.

      So the women descend on Congress and DEMAND that all federal funds be withheld from states X,Y,Z until they comply.

      The women say if any congressman does NOT vote to force the painting of yellow lines PINK, then those congressmen hate women and should be voted out.

      Congress does what the fight breast cancer women want nd force states X,Y,Z to paint all double lines pink.

      Then, some National African American splinter group does same thing wanting to paint all double yellow lines green to advance the cause of fighting racism…

      They descend on Congress and make a big ruckus and do same thing as breast cancer fighters did. “Any congressman who opposes this is a racist and should be voted out!”

      So congress does what this group wants and the states are pressured to paint the double lines green…

      …and on, and on, and on.

    40. Cash Cow TM says:

      When you all do your math on how many seats the Rs will gain in the next census due to redistricting, don’t forget to subtract one R from WV due to # of members in House of Rep. going from 3 to 2.

    41. SoHope says:

      It’s going to be difficult to gain IA-3 while shoring up the neighboring seat we won by 6 votes when the seat next door we only won by 2% and the giant republican vote sink in the north west lost population. IA has strict redistricting map rules and I doubt too much gaming the map will be allowed.

    42. mnw says:


      We disagree. I consider Axne to be the most vulnerable DEM in the House. She won by less than 1% in 2020? She’s gone in 2022, unless Biden’s JA recovers. She’ll lose in her current district. The GOP doesn’t even have to touch the map.

      I contributed to Hinson. She’s a wonderful candidate! And now she has the additional advantages of incumbency AND an off year election in 2022.

      The most recent Selzer poll in IA was brutal for Biden, and Axne is campaigning in IA this week with… wait for it… Dr. Jill!

      Plus, did you see 13 above? Pls take a look. Another one bit the dust last night. IA is a House of Horrors for the DEMs right now.

    43. Tina says:

      Inflation came in at 5.4%. The highest in 13 years. But no mean tweets.

    44. Phil says:

      As bad as California, Virginia, Colorado look for the GOP along with discouraging trends in Arizona and Georgia over the past decade, GOP prospects have gone decidedly up in Iowa, Florida, and Ohio.

    45. Phil says:

      MSM headlines no doubt will be something along the lines of


    46. Tina says:

      Arizona has voting irregularities. Maricopa and Pima counties are a mess.

      Georgia is also a mess due to Fulton.

      In contrast, Florida has cleaned up its voter rolls.

    47. Phil says:

      Florida is the gold standard.

    48. mnw says:

      44 Tina

      That excludes food & energy, doesn’t it? Those are WORSE. But… what do typical Americans care about food & energy, anyway?

    49. Bitterlaw says:


    50. SoHope says:
      The problems are 3 fold:
      1. IA: Map rules require no county splitting or odd shaped districts
      2. IA-3 will have to lose 75k pop and most will have to go to the ruby red IA-4.
      3. Miller-Meeks won by 8 votes and will need some of IA-3’s rural counties to shore it up, making IA-3 bluer.

      The only way to get all 4 is to move Suburban 50/50 Dallas Co into IA-4 and send a lot of rural counties to offset and then shore up Miller-Meeks but that will be some irregular district lines. I’m all for it if they can pull it off but it depends on if the IA rules stop them.

    51. Phil says:

      Iowa one of those states you just can’t push it. Solidifying 3 of 4 districts for the next decade will be just fine.

    52. SoHope says:

      IA GOP will also have to dance with the independent commission.
      1st map they released was 2/2. They said the 2nd map will be ready about 2 weeks before the deadline. If they reject it quickly they will have a week to draw up their own GOP 3/1 or if we are lucky 4/0 map. But it’s a lot to ask for a super GOP aligned map that quickly without “breaking” redistricting map rules that will get overturned by the courts.

    53. Gordon Allen says:

      Food and energy are what consumers face regularly. They don’t buy dishwashers or home computers every week

    54. mnw says:

      SoHope & Phil

      No, not my view. I think you may be treating 2 things too lightly:

      1) If there’s a red wave nationally in ’22 (seems likely right now), there’ll be a red tsunami in IA.

      2) Hinson is a former local TV news personality (as I recall)– very attractive & articulate. As an incumbent now in a better year, I bet she can’t be beaten no matter how her district is redrawn.

      I see IA as being differently situated than equally red MO– in IA there aren’t enough AAs to worry about dilution, altho I’d like to see Meldrin’s thoughts here.

      Did you guys see that most recent Ann Selzer/Des Moines newspaper poll? It was startling, & very few will deny she’s one of the best pollsters in America.

    55. mnw says:


      That was my point– I should’ve added /s at the end.

    56. Meldrim says:

      SoHope and mnw, I believe tha tthe rules about no county splitting, no weird district shapes, etc. are the ones that the IA nonpartisan redistricting committee must follow. But the state legislature is free to reject such maps and adopt its own map. And, besides, if you look at the current IA congressional map, it has some of the funkiest shapes out there.

      It would be relatively easy to draw a congressional map with four CDs that each gave Trump between 52.6% and 53.4% while only splitting four counties (and only one, Democrat Johnson County, being an important one to split)–I know this because I did this on a spreadsheet. The trick to drawing four CDs that each are close to the Trump statewide percentage is to connect Des Moines’s Polk County to the hyper-Republican Dutch counties in the NW part of the state. That map almost certainly would produce four GOP CDs. The current IA congressional map has one overwhelmingly GOP that gave Trump 62.7% and three CDs that gave Trump between 49% and 51%, and in 2020 the Democrats only managed to hold on to the 49% Trump IA-03. Boosting Trump’s vote percentage in Axne’s CD from 49.1% to 52.6% would do the trick, and if Axne decides not to run in that Polk County-to-NW IA CD where incumbent Republican Randy Feenstra would be strongly favored, she’d still lose in a 53% or so Trump CD.

      If the legislature had to once again forgo having four CDs of equal population and go with a map with no county splits, then it might force one of the CDs to have given Trump only 52% or so (the two CDs that split Johnson County in my map gave Trump over 53%). But, in any event, the legislature should go for a 4-0 map, since drawing one ultra-Democrat CD would not even guarantee a 3-1 map unless Polk County (which is too far removed from the most heavily Democrat counties in the state to be placed in a Democrat sinkhole) is joined with NW IA, which would be the most controversial part of the 4-0 map.

    57. Wes says:

      Bitterlaw says:
      October 13, 2021 at 3:46 am
      Wes – Do I have to research the results of every election in every state going back to 1789 (or the date a state was admitted if later) before making a post? I did not recall that Florida had early voting in 2000. I understand your point but it is pure speculation unless you want to post how many Dems and how many Republicans voted early in Florida in 2000.

      I do not believe that PA had early voting in 2016 because I never planned on voting early so there was no reason to look it up. Trump won in 2016. When early voting and VBM came to PA in 2020, Trump lost by a very narrow margin. I don’t think that was a coincidence.

      Actually, Bitter, it’s not sheer speculation. In his book Stealing Elections, John Fund–who spends most of the book skewering Democrats for election fraud–points out how Democrats’ push for increased early voting in 2000 backfired because a certain percentage of Bush supporters in critical states said they would have flipped their votes to Gore had they known Bush had a DUI.

      He cites polling in his statement. Unfortunately I don’t have the book in front of me to point you to his citation. Still, there you go. As far as I can tell, Fund is a Republican, yet he points out, complete with citation, Bush would have lost votes–and therefore almost certainly the election given its knife’s-edge margin–had Bush not already banked votes among people who would have voted for Gore had they known about the DUI.

    58. mnw says:



      Axne certainly seems like she intends to run for reelection. If she were a Republican doing that in a bad GOP year, I’d have to say I admire her guts.

      Here’s something that hasn’t been mentioned here, as far as I know, & it applies in IA & elsewhere:

      The DEMs are likely to have real trouble recruiting quality challengers to GOP incumbents, like Hinson & Miller-M, in 2022. Suppose the DNC approaches you & asks you to run because they think you’d be a strong candidate. They promise to help you raise money so you can be competitive.

      Would you do it in 2022? Or say, “No thanks, I’ll wait for a more promising year”? Most good candidates probably prefer not to launch their political careers by going 0-1. (Once again, I feel like I’m providing a glimpse into the obvious.)

    59. Gordon Allen says:

      MN. I was agreeing with you,and just adding emphasis to how politically important ” food and energy” are to peoples perceptions
      It is mind numbing how much damage the slavish devotion to ” green energy”( and Democratic Donors) has cost us,when we had pretty much reached energy independence.

    60. Cash Cow TM says:

      “Bitterlaw says:
      October 13, 2021 at 12:01 pm


      Get the L out of here. 🙂

      Which reminds me of a good catchphrase I thought about for a certain computer manufacturing company.

      “Having trouble with your current computer company?

      Then you can go to Dell.”

    61. Wes says:

      Mnw, on RRH, a Democrat actually said an increase in gas prices actually won’t hurt Democrats because we’re moving away from fossil fuel usage for vehicles. While the underlying reasoning regarding fossil fuels is true to some degree, we’re still far from being past use of fossil fuels. Of course such things aren’t confined to the internal combustion engine since an increase in oil prices also increases the prices of numerous non-car-related products oil is a component of; still, Democrats are so blind to reality they’re actually refusing to acknowledge the fallout of current events on Biden and the Democratic Party.

      I agree with your premise about candidate recruitment by the way. It’s been noteworthy here in NC in the Senate race where despite the closely divided nature of the state last year, Democrats have punted on the race to succeed Burr and have attracted only B- and C-listers well to the left of the state to their primary. Of course the GOP field is not stellar, but any of the three principal Republicans running is at least competent. That’s far more than the Dems can say about their pool of candidates.

    62. Wes says:

      By the way, Republicans flipped a state legislative seat in IA they hadn’t won in 46 years. The Republican who won had lost the 2020 election by 3 but won the special by 20.

    63. mnw says:

      60 Gordon

      The “green energy” vs real world disconnect is just INCREDIBLE! And nobody’s noticed.

      1) The price of natural gas in Europe has gone up 600% this year, & that’s not a typo. So what’s happening now? The most zealously green govts on earth are turning to that remarkable new renewable energy source… COAL! For real.

      2) Here where the buffalo roam, Biden is trying to regulate (and legislate) America away from oil, while simultaneously begging the Saudis to increase oil production– to save our economy (& Biden’s adz). How green is THAT overall? We cut oil consumption here, while asking the Saudis to make up the difference & SELL it back to us. (California does the same thing with electricity– replaces all the electricity it lost by running PG&E out of business by importing electricity from surrounding states.)

      3) And guess what else? U.S. consumption of coal this year is up 22%! Biden has done more for the coal industry than poor Trump ever did.

      4) However, China just announced that it will be building more windmill energy farms and mandating solar panels in all new construction, plus the CCP is investing heavily in thermal energy generation, and… that’s all nonsense I made up for my own amusement.

      What China has ACTUALLY done (& quite recently) is to announce that it plans to build additional NEW coal-powered plants, & that as a result it won’t be able to meet its announced targets for reducing emissions. For the first time ever, N. Korea is now exporting coal to China, too.

      How many green new deal advocates know any of that? Green energy: It. Just. Doesn’t. Work.

      All this has implications for investors!

    64. Meldrim says:

      #62, Wes, so I take it that you don’t believe that former Chief Justice Beasley is an A-lister? I didn’t think that she was, but it’s good to hear that a North Carolinian agrees with me.

      BTW, it’s certainly possible that, after the NC legislature approves new congressional district maps, one or more of the displaced Democrat congressmen run for the Senate instead. Personally, I think that would be to the GOP’s benefit, since if, for example, Manning didn’t run in a redrawn Guilford County CD, it would make it even easier for the GOP to pick it up, and it’s not as if Manning would be a world-beater running statewide.

    65. Phil says:

      Democrats should give family values Cal another shot.

    66. mnw says:

      62 Wes

      Same thing with the DEMs & recruiting a candidate for the open Senate seat in MO.

      There’s only one formidable DEM left in MO– former Gov. Jay Nixon, and he said quote, “I’d like to help you, son, but you’re too young to vote.”

      So now, the DEMs in MO are left with a bunch of some dudes, as they say at RRH.

    67. Wes says:

      Beasley did well in her race because Democrats worked furiously to get her retained for a full term, Meldrim, but even with the man who appointed her on the ballot, she lost. Of course the far-left politics of the NCSC had a role in that as Republicans swept the judicial races–the one place besides the governorship where Dems have made gains against the GOP here since 2010–in 2020.

      She couldn’t get her vote out in a closely divided state with Cooper and Biden both on the ticket. With Biden’s approval plummeting both here and nationally, I see no scenario where Beasley can even come close in the 2022 Senate race, especially since the GOP will be eager to tie her to the Court’s numerous unpopular decisions since 2019.

    68. Wes says:

      The Senate proved elusive to Nixon in two cycles–1988 and 1998–where Democrats actually did well, Mnw. Now, decades on with the aftermath of Ferguson as a talking point against him in a Dem midterm, he probably decided to finish his career on a win rather than a loss.

      Part of me regrets he won’t have to concede a Senate race a third time though.

    69. Phil says:

      Beasley did a lot of damage while in office.

    70. Wes says:

      No argument here, Phil. Of course NC Republicans did that to themselves by not taking the judicial races during the 2010s seriously while focusing on everything else. That resulted in an extremely liberal 6D-1R NCSC by 2019. Had the GOP taken the judicial races in 2014, 2016, and 2018 as seriously as they took all the non-judicial races, then when Beasley replaced Martin, she wouldn’t have had a majority to back up her extreme liberalism.

    71. mnw says:

      CNN reports today that Biden’s JA is tied 50/50.

      Economist/YouGov reports today that the generic party preference is D+8.

      I believe I recall reading that YouGov uses a mix of polling + some kind of panel they select themselves.

    72. Wes says:

      For some reason, Asa Hutchinson (R?-AR) will let the state redistricting bill become law without his signature. Republicans have decided to draw a map that will boost the most marginal Republican in the ARCD, French Hill, and ensure Republicans are likely to keep complete control of the delegation for the full decade.

      I don’t get it. Hutchinson can’t possibly have a problem with a map that keeps Dems out of power in the ARCD.

    73. Wes says:

      Didn’t CNN say “50 is the new 60” when Biden took office with middling approval ratings, Mnw?

    74. Meldrim says:

      Wes, the congressional redistricting map approved by the Arkansas legislature splits Little Rock’s Pulaski County three ways while improving the GOP vote percentage in the AR-02 only marginally. Hutchinson had warned against splitting Pulaski three ways and presumably doesn’t want his name attached to such plan. What AR Republicans should have done is attach Pulaski to the most heavily Republican suburban and rural counties in the vicinity and in the northern tier of the state (avoiding, e.g., Faulkner County), which would have improved the Trump percentage in the AR-02 by more than in the approved plan while eliminating the argument that Republicans “split Little Rock three ways to dilute the black vote.” The AR-02 is not a VRA district, and I don’t believe that the Pulaski precincts placed in adjoining CDs are heavily black (or even within the Little Rock city limits), but I consider the new AR congressional map both a missed opportunity and an unforced error.

    75. Tgca says:

      Note to self to explain to non-minorities why this is RACIST and bigoted towards two minority groups. Outline tawkin’ points so bigots like Mitt Romney and his sycophants understand.

      Seattle school cancels Halloween over ‘equity,’ says Black kids don’t celebrate

      Bull dinky! AA celebrate Halloween! I’ve had AA kids come to my home in a number of areas I lived grubbing for sweets. To say AA don’t celebrate Halloween is BS! As a child, I went door to door grubbing for treats with my darker skinned companions in the bee-yoo-tee-ful city of Newark.

      Also, canceling Halloween is an affront to gays as it is the only official holiday that gays look forward to each year.

      Halloween in the adult gay community is better known as “National Drag Day” and when gay men crowd the streets in outings from San Francisco to NYC by the thousands in heels, dresses, and wigs cemented in style with Aquanet, the only day of the year stores run low on it.

      Many gays spend months designing their outfit and prepping for this one night to be all they can be.

      The San Francisco events gathers hundreds of thousands annually. It’s a mad house and you can barely (or bearly in some cases) move.

      Stop the anti-gay hate!!! Bring back Halloween!

    76. Phil says:

      Wait a second.

      The Economist/You Government Poll has Democrats at generic D+8?

      How did they come up with that howler?

      Quick. All those retiring Democrats need to reconsider. Lol

    77. Wes says:

      Note to Tg:

      When liberals speak contemptuously of people because of race, that’s racism.

      When Romney says something untoward about people in a lower economic class than his, that’s not racism.

      I’m amazed I had to explain that to you.

    78. Tgca says:

      Note to self.

      Wes is on list of posters to ignore, along with fascists at HHR, not worth engaging anymore

    79. Wes says:

      Eventually Tgca is going to be fully reduced to Bunu-like conversations with himself if he keeps ignoring everyone else.

    80. Tina says:

      Putzaki is such a light weight. Incompetent idiot.

      Yes the same used car (year/make/model) cost $16,000 last year, is now $22,000. Source: used car lot in my area.

      Daily Caller
      · 2h
      Psaki answers a question about inflation: “We all understand the American people are not looking at cost-to-cost comparisons from this year to two years ago.”

    81. Tina says:

      Social Security COLA is 5.9% next year.

      The largest increase in 40 years.

      I may have to par-tee.

      Actually not so fast.

    82. Wes says:

      Tina finally found a Democrat to criticize. Call me shocked.

    83. Tina says:

      Buttplug has no,clue on the supply chain issue.

      How many Rs voted to confirm the most idiotic sec of transportation ever.

      He is not qualified to be a dog walker.

    84. Tina says:


      Jack Posobiec ??
      BREAKING: Trump Appointed Judge Blocks United Airlines Vaccine Mandate

    85. Tina says:


      Julie Kelly Flag of United States
      · 6h
      Judge Lamberth just found the DC Jail Warden and DC DOC Director in contempt of court for refusing to turn over requested documents related to care for cancer-stricken J6 detainee. Says civil rights are being violated at the jail, will refer to Attorney General office.

    86. Tina says:

      Putzaki translated. We understand that the America public does not have a household budget, or understand what a budget is.

    87. jason says:


      Tina is returning to form.

    88. jason says:

      We are going to have to ban assault bow and arrows.

      “A man armed with a bow and arrows killed several people and wounded others Wednesday near the Norwegian capital of Oslo before he was arrested, authorities said.”

    89. Waingro says:

      Trump releases statement:

      “If we don’t solve the Presidential Election Fraud of 2020 (which we have thoroughly and conclusively documented), Republicans will not be voting in ‘22 or ‘24. It is the single most important thing for Republicans to do.”

    90. Tina says:

      Putzaki said we had 7 cents savings on the Fourth of July,

      ather Long
      Where are Americans seeing inflation?

      A lot of places:
      Rental cars +43% over last Sept
      Gas 42%
      Used cars 24%
      Bacon 19%
      Hotels 18%
      Beef 18%
      Pork 13%
      Eggs 13%
      TVs 13%
      Kids’ shoes 12%
      Furniture 11%
      New cars 9%
      Chicken 8%
      Apples 8%
      Restaurant prices: 5%
      Electricity 5%
      Rent 2.9%

    91. Phil says:

      CNN has Biden’s approval at 50%

      Good news for Biden?


      They had him at 52% in mid September which was also post Afghanistan. Inflated in September and inflated in October…and still dropped. Oh yeah. Party ID in this one is D+6. Is that reasonable? Again, hardly. It was D+1 on Election Day 2020 according to the exits.

      CNN with a gas light poll. Who knew? Look folks. Biden with a majority favorable.


      I’m not noted around here for my rose colored glasses and optimism regarding Republican prospects. That’s an understatement…….so you can trust me when I say that this poll is a steaming pile of horse sh*t.

    92. Meldrim says:

      #86, Wes, I see that the sexual-abuse allegations against Dale Kildee seemed to have been memory-holed; hopefully this was because they were false and not because they were embarrassing to the Democrat Party.

      MLive did not mention the accusations at all in its article regarding Kildee’s passing. This is what MLive was publishing ten years ago regarding Kildee:

      Surely this means that, when Justices Thomas and Kavanaugh pass away (hopefully many decades from now), newspaper articles will report only positive things about them and would not dare mention that each had a woman who accused him of sexual harassment. (Yeah, right.)

    93. mnw says:

      I saw something I’ve never seen before today The U.S. post office where I live had a big plastic banner outside, over the main entrance, reading, “Now Hiring.”

      Folks, those are decent paying jobs, not car wash jobs. And the federal govt has about the best benefits package there is– health insurance; 5% matching IRA contribution; no possibility of ever being laid off, etc.

      People should be RACING down to apply for those post office jobs, but…this is all about the extended unemployment checks.


      As I posted, I think YouGov isn’t a traditional poll– I think they mix in a panel with their polling sample somehow.

      75 Wes

      Can’t recall. I doubt you’ll be surprised to learn I only watch CNN at airport terminals, & sometimes I’ll leave the gate area just to get away from the communist squawk box.

    94. Wes says:

      I give the allegation against Kildee about as much credence as I give the allegations against Kavanaugh and Thomas, Meldrim; that is, none.

      His nephew came forward in 2011 about things that had supposedly happened in 1961. I have a hard time believing the nephew would have waited all that time if Kildee had actually molested him–especially since Kildee had been in public office for decades at the time of the allegation.

    95. Robbie says:

      Sam Stein
      Trump statement just now: “If we don’t solve the Presidential Election Fraud of 2020 (which we have thoroughly and conclusively documented), Republicans will not be voting in ‘22 or ‘24. It is the single most important thing for Republicans to do.”

      – Jason fraud pumps his fist in the air and celebrates the possibility Trump could do nationally to Republicans what he did to the two Republican Senators in Georgia.

      “MAGA forever, baby! We don’t need to win elections. We just need to appease what ever idiotic BS that comes out of Trump’s mouth. Screw the suburbs. Republicans don’t need them.” Jason fraud screams in delight.

    96. Robbie says:

      Tom Elliott
      Plan to Retake Washington:

      — First lose all the elections
      — Then ask Democrats to change the rules to help Republicans win
      — ??
      — ??
      — GOP SWEEP!

      – Jason fraud yells, “That’s right baby. Trump’s magic. He can make this work because MAGA is undefeated! Screw the suburbs. We don’t need them. Rural MAGA forever. Voting is for suckers”.

    97. Bitterlaw says:

      I will believe Robbie cares about Republicans winning elections when he actually voted for one.

    98. mnw says:


      He also needs to learn to spell “whatever.”

    99. Country Dick Montana says:


      $1000 to Biden campaign
      $500 to ActBlue

      Just remember that and repeat it everytime he posts. He will never deny it because it is true and he knows that I know it for sure. Ain’t that right Tiger.

    100. Bitterlaw says:

      CDM – Did Robbie post that he made those donations? Maybe he did. As for not denying it, maybe he is just wiser than I am. I actually deny all the lies told about me.

    101. Country Dick Montana says:

      Not a lie Bitter. You should know me better than that. How I know that is my business.

    102. Meldrim says:

      #97, Wes, the kid’s family (relatives of Kildee’s, who, when he was campaigning for Congress, let him stay in their basement in which their 12-year-old son slept) believed their son when he told him, while in jail in his late 30s, that Kildee had abused him sexually for five years and that that’s why he ended up so messed up. I share your apprehension of allegations that come decades later, but it wouldn’t be the first time that an abused child doesn’t come forward until much later (or that sexual abuse by a relative completely screws up his life). As I said initially, I hope that the reason why the allegations were not mentioned at all by MLive today is that it turned out that the allegations were false.

    103. Phil says:

      Robbie with another drive by.

      His streak continues. Ten months without a peep out of him about the Biden presidency. Not one single criticism of Biden’s policies…from the fraud who claims he’s worried about GOP electoral prospects.

      What a fraud.

    104. Bitterlaw says:

      Sorry, CDM. I did not mean to say you lied about Robbie. I just wondered about your very specific claim. Robbie has been at war with the GOP for years.

    105. Phil says:

      ‘’Robbie has been at war with the GOP for years”

      True….and all the while pretending it was because he wanted the best outcome for Republicans.

      Fraud. Total and complete fraud.

    106. jason says:

      Living rent free in Amoral Scumbag’s head is a lot of fun.

    107. jason says:

      Btw, Trump is right to scare R legislators into taking action on voter fraud.

      I already cancelled my registration months ago because I think the voting system in PA is corrupt and I don’t want be part of it.

      Maybe if more R legislators were afraid R voters have lost faith in the system we would see some action.

      Rs control the PA House and Senate and have done NOTHING to address fraud.

    108. jason says:

      Youngkin at 32% at Predictit

    109. Bitterlaw says:

      Sorry but no points. Robbie has not had new material for years.

    110. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Robbie’s fly-by was sort of rambling. He must be suffering from altitude sickness complicated by Trump Derangement Syndrome. There is no cure, but the Wuhan Lab is working on it. Fauci is optimist since the proposed treatment is made from bat antibodies.

    111. michael corleone says:

      #111 Jason

      Why would you expect the GOP morons in PA to do anything about fraud? Rs carry the state for the first time in decades in 2016 and then the GOP legislature gives us junk mail voting in 2019 —-before Covid—just to ensure the theft in Philly is carried out over months, rather than a day. Absolute morons. Absolute morons.

    112. jason says:

      I don’t expect it.

      That is why I no longer work, contribute or vote for any of them.

    113. Phil says:


      Jason is as frustrated as you, michael. I think that’s why he said he won’t even bother to vote. What’s the use. I said the same thing after the quasi election of 2020 but I backed off of that when the Texas legislature reinforced voter integrity in my state of Texas. I’ll now be voting since I’m confident my vote will count. Pennsylvania? What a joke. Expect thousands of mail in ballots to show up skirting voter ID safeguards and counted up to three days after the next election. They will know exactly how many votes they will need to win and simply manufacture them – just like 2020.

      Yes, the Republican “leaders” in that state are spineless morons.

    114. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      John Stossel wrote an excellent article titled “Let Life Resume”, here is a quote from it:

      “Australia’s been almost that tough. They’ve also imposed curfews and arrested people for not wearing masks. In some places, police proudly announced they “smashed windows of people in cars and pull them out … because they weren’t telling us where they were going.”
      Don’t worry about losing freedom, says Daniel Andrews, premier of the state of Victoria. “They’re not rules that are against you. They are rules for you.”
      “So say all dictators and tyrants,” retorts Boudreaux.
      These countries can’t lock down forever. When the lockdowns stop, COVID-19 will return.
      That’s why Denmark ended COVID-19 restrictions.
      “It’s not admitting defeat; it’s admitting reality,” says Boudreaux. “We learn to live with COVID in the same way that we learn to live with many other pathogens. … The bacteria that caused the Black Death is still circulating in the human population. A handful of people every year still die of it.””

    115. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden Job Approval
      Among adults:
      Approve 40%
      Disapprove 50%

      Among RV:
      Approve 42%
      Disapprove 51%


    116. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Rasmussen on Twitter pointed out how bogus the CNN poll was:

      “NYT & CNN 2020 exit poll data indicates act voter party splits at D37, R36 & IND27 or D+1

      Our Likely Voter weights: D38, R36, IND 26 or D+2

      Adults (not RV) here weighted D35, R29, IND36 or D+6

      All Adults don’t vote. Registered or Likely Voters do.”

    117. jason says:

      No, the LAT says nothing about party, so does anyone want to guess?

      ‘Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas was indicted Wednesday on federal charges of taking bribes from a former USC dean in exchange for supporting millions of dollars in L.A. County contracts with the university when he was on the county Board of Supervisors.

      A federal grand jury accused Ridley-Thomas of conspiring with Marilyn Louise Flynn, then dean of USC’s School of Social Work, to steer county money to the university in return for admitting his son Sebastian into graduate school with a full-tuition scholarship and a paid professorship.

      The 20-count indictment alleges that Flynn and Ridley-Thomas also concocted a scheme to funnel $100,000 from one of his campaign committees through the university to a nonprofit where his son would work.

      Ridley-Thomas, 66, one of the most powerful political figures in Los Angeles, and Flynn each face charges of conspiracy, bribery, mail and wire fraud.”

    118. jason says:

      “All Adults don’t vote. Registered or Likely Voters do.”

      Sorry Ras, that is old school.

    119. Tina says:


      Ragsdale ? ??
      Never Trumpers & Corporatist Republicans opposed Trump’s tariffs because

      1. Price of consumer goods would increase

      2. There would be shortages

      Now under Biden we have both but without the benefit of restoring American manufacturing.

    120. Tina says:

      Phil, they are also spineless nationally.

      These voting issues won’t go away because Trump is “gone.”

      The R leaders are failing to see this because they are just dumb.

    121. Phil says:

      Yeah, I’m always amazed that some continue to poo poo the voting fraud that occurs and which absolutely was rampant in 2020. The Democrats did a great job of turning 2020 into the great pseudo election. Ballot chain of custody issues, Drop boxes in some states virtually unattended, waiving of signature verifications with mail in ballots, ballot harvesting, ballot deadlines thrown out…..just about everything you can think of to invite voter fraud you can possibly think of. Oh, and my favorite, Nevada where ballots were mailed out to everyone, old addresses and all. The ballot process in Clark County was an absolute joke….and then there was the clown show in Georgia where they mysteriously just kept finding more and more ballots in Fulton County days after Election Day unti Biden got the lead.

      Is it a coincidence that one party was all in on trying to nationally codify this garbage? Is it a coincidence that Democrats made HB1 their first piece of legislation once they got control of Congress? The fit Democrats threw when they didn’t get their way on that tells you all you need to know. No, it wasn’t infrastructure that Democrats attempted to move first. It was “voting reform”

      They came within one vote on the filibuster of moving their voter fraud bill. Let that soak in.

    122. Tgca says:

      Note to self to inform Jadon on 122.

      Translation: CA will define this as a misdemeanor. Nothing to see here folks because it’s not fraud.

      Fraud only occurs if it occurs in NC because as NC goes so does the nation.

    123. Tgca says:

      Note to Phil to just shut up in 126 because he don’t know chit!

      Fraud only occurs elsewhere if it occurs in NC, as noted by HHR’s self-appointed political authority who determined Trump’s 2020 loss had nothing to do with fraud but because he was meany tweeter that turned people off.

    124. Tgca says:

      Note to self to prepare a memo to “leafy” people at HHR on school indoctrination.

      Parent finds list on son’s laptop documenting and tracking improper behaviors of other students not in compliance with lefty agenda.

      I guess laptop is the new “little red book.” Mao would be proud!

    125. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Latest deaths in San Diego County from coronavirus. The old, those with health conditions, and the unvaccinated at highest risk; similar to national statistics. Almost 80% of San Diego County is vaccinated.

      “A total of 37 new deaths were reported since the last report on Oct. 6, with 27 men and 10 women dying between Aug. 22 and Oct. 10. Seven were 80 years of age or older, nine were in their 70s, eight were in their 60s, six were in their 50s, five were in their 40s and two were in their 30s. Six of the people who died were fully vaccinated and 31 were not fully vaccinated. Thirty-five had underlying medical conditions, one did not, and one has medical history pending.”

    126. Tgca says:

      Note to self asking HHR to support me in my trans-racial recognition so I can collect any future reparations now that this issue is gaining international support.

      Need folks at HHR attesting that they believe I may be black, at least for some portion of the day as my mood changes, because:

      I have traces of black lineage in my DNA that would make Elizabeth Warren envious

      I occasionally speak ghetto or Newark

      I spent a large part of childhood in Newark where most playmates were black or Latin

      I had thick wild wavy curly hair that no comb could penetrate as a child that often led some to refer to me as a white N…

      I attended predominantly black schools where many of my teachers were black and Mrs. Dean made us listen to reenactment recordings of AA leaders like Fredrick Douglass, Harriet Tubman in the 4th grade where I was the only non-AA person in the class

      I have seen black men naked at the gym where they smiled at me

      I sponsored a black child from Africa with monthly support through Sally Struthers volunteer organization

      I like to eat collard greens and black-eye peas in salty southern sauces

      I am a fan of many of the black TV shows of the 70s as well as the black exploitation action films of that same era – like who doesn’t love Shaft or Blacula, right?

      I have been known to support black causes, and

      I have felt outraged by racism and inequities against blacks, for example from Mitt Romney’s 47% comment in 2012 and when Vanessa Williams had to relinquish her Miss America title in the 80s.

      A leading higher education trade union in Britain has drawn criticism after supporting so-called trans-racialism, in which people can self-identify as another race.

      The post linked to a 2019 document entitled “UCU position on trans inclusion”, in which the union argued for its members to be able to self-identify as “being black, disabled, LGBT+ or women”.

    127. Tgca says:

      Note to self to take poll to see how many people think this terrorist looks like Mr. Potato Head.

      Norway Terror Update — White Muslim convert kills 5 with bow and arrow…

    128. DW says:

      132 – naturally, the “National Bow & Arrow Association” (NBAA) will be held responsible. If only they would ban these weapons from being owned by law abiding citizens, then these killings wouldn’t happen.

    129. jason says:

      Chicago Police Union to Defy Vaccine Mandate and Dare the City to Enforce It’

      Possible only 50% of cops will show up this weekend.

      Let’s see what happens.

    130. Tgca says:

      Note to self. Make sure “leafy” folks at HHR don’t get confused with biased reporting.

      This is bogus claim of election fraud because election fraud did not exist if it did not exist in NC 1st because as NC goes so does the US.

      “MI Nursing Home Employee, Caregiver of “legally incapacitated persons” Charged With Submitting 26 Absentee Ballot Applications, Forging Residents Signatures In 2020 Election…MI SOS Says Charges Prove “Our election system is secure”

    131. Tina says:

      Heating a home or filling up with gas is such a “high class problem”. These commies are out of touch.

      Anders Hagstrom
      · 2h
      Two days after White House officials warned of empty shelves come Christmastime, Ron Klain calls inflation and supply chain chaos a “high class problem.”

    132. DW says:

      136 -they are “sticking it to the rich” indeed. The “rich” in America include those not laboring 7 days a week harvesting crops for 12 hours a day in the hot sun for .50 cents an hour, destined to die from fatigue by age 30.

    133. Tina says:

      Jack Posobiec ??
      #EmptyShelvesJoe just hit the number 1 trend nationwide amid Biden’s supply chain crisis

    134. mnw says:

      136 & 137

      That comment by Klain is insane! It reflects the mindset of someone living in an alternate reality. The “high class” (presumably he means “the wealthy”) view inflation as an opportunity. Working class voters will get hit hard.

      If Klain is the de facto POTUS, I begin to see how Biden’s administration got to where it so fast.

    135. jason says:

      Keep pissing her off…

      “U.S. Senator Sinema rejects vote on big Biden package before infrastructure-source”

    136. mnw says:

      Zogby 36/61. Down 2 from last time.

      Zogby note says support among women is down esp sharply.

    137. NYCmike says:

      “Rs control the PA House and Senate and have done NOTHING to address fraud.”


      In 2011, when I called out Corbett and PA Republicans for not acting boldly like Scott Walker did in Wisconsin, the 3 A-Holes, MD, jason and Bitterlaw, all called me a “deadender” and other names…..10 years later, one A-Hole finally accepted what I said a decade earlier…….these A-Holes are really tough to crack!

    138. NYCmike says:

      “Not a lie Bitter. You should know me better than that. How I know that is my business.”

      -They don’t call him “Country Dick Montana” for nuthin’!

    139. Bitterlaw says:

      You are a Deadender. Prying the A-holes apart does not change that.

    140. jason says:

      Yeah, and guess what, you are still a deadender.

    141. jason says:

      boldly like Scott Walker did in Wisconsin”


      Trump ‘lost” WI by 20k votes, it was stolen there too.


    142. jason says:

      In 2011, when I called out Corbett and PA Republicans”

      Wanna make a little bet that argument had NOTHING to do with voter fraud.

      How about $500, if you win I send your man Schumer $500 if I win the York ASPCA dine on steak?

    143. Tina says:

      I bet the jebots are still with Empty shelves Biden

    144. Phil says:

      Tina, they absolutely are. No doubt about it.

    145. Cash Cow TM says:

      Does anyone else get psaddened and psurly whenever they hear that psilly and psanctimonious psh!t head Psaki pspeak at these press conferences?

      Cow sure does.


    146. Tina says:

      Putzaki, “and inevitable.”

      *Walter Bloomberg
      · 1h

    147. mnw says:


      Are you as ready for the regular season to start as I am? The Blues have looked intriguing in the preseason, it must be admitted. Knock wood.

      On another topic:

      I believe that Psaki will soon announce that inflation is being caused by the unvaccinated.

    148. Wes says:

      I finally finished watching Hiroshi Inagaki’s Samurai Trilogy–Musashi Miyamoto, Duel at Ichijoji Temple, and Duel at Ganryu Island–a sprawling epic about the author of The Book of Five Rings based on one of the bestselling novels originally written in Japanese.

      In the narrative, following the Battle of Sekigahara, a young warrior becomes singularly devoted to life as an itinerant ronin despite attracting the attention of two beautiful women, one of whose story becomes particularly tragic because of her unrequited love for him. Toshiro Mifuni of Seven Samurai fame is compelling in his most popular role not associated with iconic director Akira Kurosawa.

      Acting is superb. Characterization is solid. Feudal Japan is portrayed realistically without the idealism Western culture often gives it with many samurai acting like louts during the course of the story, one even raping a woman because of her alliance with another man. The world feels authentic, and camera angles and lighting underscore the narrative. One minor flaw from my perspective is the cluttered attempt toward the end of the first movie to set up multiple plot threads in the second, though this may be a sign of Japanese storytelling and stem from the episodic serial nature of the novel.

      The trilogy climaxes beautifully with the titular duel in the third movie occurring on a beach at sunset with the victor immediately unclear at its conclusion. Musashi has completed his Campbellian Hero’s Journey and is now ready to both become and fully embrace his status as Japan’s greatest warrior. It’s a remarkable series with fully fleshed characters and an authentic feeling background that both compliments and underscores the actions of the characters.

      It may be one of the finest series of movies ever made.

    149. mnw says:

      I saw a Japanese film I really liked: “Departures” (2008). It was the first Japanese film to win an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.

      But… there are no duels.

    150. Wes says:

      Actually it would be the second, Mnw. Musashi Miyamoto (1954) won the 1955 Oscar for Best Foreign Film.

    151. mnw says:

      Then the Wiki entry for “Departures” is in error.

      Or, as posters here prefer to say, “Wiki lied!”

    152. mnw says:


      On further reflection, the name of the award in questionwas changed not too long ago from Best Foreign Language Film to Best Foreign Film.

      That probably explains the discrepancy.

    153. Tina says:

      Where is the R leadership? On vacation at the resort?

      Stephen Miller
      Oct 13
      Also, the reconciliation bill includes the Made In America Tax: it dramatically raises taxes on products manufactured in the USA, thereby giving a tax break to companies that offshore to China. Biden’s bill is an outsourcer’s dream.

    154. mnw says:


      The GOP House Study Group just released a paper called “42 Reasons Why Biden’s $3.5 T Bill Would Destroy America.”

      It’s good.

      The same group also criticized GOP leadership for not doing a better job exposing specific parts of the bill.

    155. Cash Cow TM says:

      U.S> Southern border crisis stories today on DRUDGE and AOL News”

      If you guessed 1 total article, step up to claim your prize.

      Zero stories on AOL today,
      1 on DRUDGE
      (“Children as young as 10 recruited by Mexico cartels…”)


      Let’s do a current web search…

      “SHOCK RASMUSSEN POLL: Americans Against Amnesty, 73% ……
      According to the most recent Rasmussen poll, an overwhelming majority of Americans are concerned about the Biden-created border crisis.Further, a majority of Americans are against amnesty for …

      Politico Poll: ‘Declining Support’ For Giving Illegals …
      The Politico/Morning Consult poll, released Wednesday, shows that 43% of voters overall think illegal immigrants now in the United States should be able to become legal citizens, a 14 percentage point decline since January. With Democrats, support plunged from 72% to 57% during that time period.

      Harvard poll: 80% see border disaster, want Trump closure ……
      The Biden administration is failing big time with its inability to control illegal immigration, adding it to one of several issues that could doom Democrats if left unchecked. In a new…

      New Poll on COVID and Illegal Migrants Is a Nightmare for Joe …
      A new poll that heavily sampled Democrats found that almost three-quarters of voters want illegal migrants who test positive for COVID-19 to be immediately deported. Naturally, because the Echelon Insights poll oversampled Democrats, people like Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former President Donald Trump were viewed mostly unfavorably.

      Most Americans disapprove of Joe Biden’s border control: poll…
      A new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds that a majority of Americans disapprove of the job President Joe Biden is doing on immigration — as illegal border crossings smash records.”

    156. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      It is clear Biden’s coronavirus policy is based on politics, and not advice of independent medical experts. His push for booster shots is an example: it appears to be an attempt to show the public that he is taking action — despite the question if boosters shots would really be beneficial at this point. Likewise, Biden is attempting to scapegoat the unvaccinated, and blame them for his failure to successfully address the epidemic.

      “the White House and its top medical advisers announced sweeping plans to offer boosters to nearly all adults, citing signs of waning protection and the then-surging delta variant. But they were rebuffed by many experts who said little data shows whether such broad use would stop breakthrough infections or curb the overall trajectory of cases.”

      Robbie used to regularly post about the coronavirus, often with very good information. Since Biden’s election he has been silent.

    157. mnw says:


      Over at RRH they’re cackling with delight at some poll showing Sinema losing a hypothetical DEM primary in AZ to someone named Gallegos (I think that’s the name) by a better than 3-1 margin.

      When I posted that I believe that poll is likely accurate, & that means Sinema needs to switch parties SOON, because she has no future as a DEM, they were horrified– explained to me that her pro-choice record & her 2 votes to impeach Trump mean she could NEVER win a GOP primary in AZ. Out of the question!

      I notice all the people at RRH explaining passionately why Sinema is a non-starter in the GOP are… Democrats. I think they’re whistling past the cemetery.

      Sinema isn’t stupid. She knows there’s no going back to the DEMs now, I bet.

    158. Tgca says:

      Note to self educate fascists on Covid vaccines and civil rights.

      In the past 2 years:

      1. Roughly 25,000 people in US died of AIDS, the vast majority of them gay men, approximately at 70% based on consistent annual infection rates of HIV. That comes out to about .35% of adult gay male population, meaning 99.65% of gay men did NOT die of AIDS related illness.

      2. Roughly 700,000 people in US died of Covid. That comes out to be about .33% of adult population, meaning 99.67% of adults did NOT die of Covid.

      3. Roughly 960,000 people in the US died from smoking related illnesses. That comes out to about .49% of adult population, meaning 99.51% adults did NOT die from smoking.

      4. Roughly 600,000 people in the US died from obesity related illnesses. That comes out to about .29% of the adult population, meaning 99.71% of adults did NOT die from obesity.

      Now aren’t these telling simple based statistics.

      A gay adult male has a slightly higher chance dying of AIDS then Covid the last two years.

      You’re more likely to die from smoking than Covid the last two years.

      Your about equally likely to die from obesity as from Covid the last two years.


      Should we be requiring HIV passports to reduce the transmission of AIDS? After all, if you restrict the activities of gay men with HIV, then we should be able to significantly reduce transmission.

      Should we restrict overweight people room eating out in order to save their lives?

      Should we ban cigarettes to save the lives of smokers?

      Just some thoughts fir those that think it’s ok for businesses to restrict the rights of unvaccinated folks.

    159. mnw says:

      Two new polls in VA tonight:

      Trafalgar has it tied 50/50.

      FOX News has it 51-46 McAuliffe

    160. Chicon says:

      Hello, mnw. The Fox News polls are not known for accuracy, no?

    161. mnw says:

      Hi, Chicon

      Good to see u again.

      The FOX polls haven’t been GOP-friendly in a long time. That’s my impression, anyway.

    162. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Never bother Biden during nap time, he gets petulant:

      “Asleep thru entire ceremony, and kept nodding off during reception. Jill takes a stern, caretaker tone with him when he’s groggy. He decided he wasn’t going to eat what the chef had prepared and only wanted capriottis.”

    163. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      164. By contrast Nate Silver rated Trafalgar A-, and found it was the second most accurate poll in 2020.

    164. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      168. The most accurate poll in 2020 according to Nate Silver was AtlasIntel. Trafalgar was 2nd.

    165. Gordon Allen says:

      When a Fox poll shows a Republican ahead,get up early to watch the sun rise in the West

    166. Wes says:

      This is the real issue Trump should be talking about in his melodrama over the 2020 election:

      It’d be nice if Trump would highlight this and urge Republicans to find a way to combat it rather than continually trying to litigate a long-lost race.

    167. Tina says:

      So, transportation hack, butttplugg, is on leave while the shelves go bare and the ports are backed up.

      Would be nice if the Failed R leadership scalp Buttplug.

      But too busy I guess. Buttplug should have never been confirmed to this position,

    168. Tina says:

      Thank you R leadership for helping to confirm

      Commie Garland.

      Lisa Monaco


      And many others.

    169. Gordon Allen says:

      The entire vbm covd scam,imposed by branches of government not being the Legislature,has to be vocally addressed.
      Trump is right in pointing out the deafening silence of most republican ” leadership” on this,or ot will be repeated.

    170. Tina says:

      The r leadership stupidly thinks the “vbm issue” will go away since Trump is gone.

      It’s fraud on steroids. And needs to be addressed ASAP.

    171. Phil says:

      Fox polls ALWAYS skew left – both national and state. Always. Missed badly in both 2016 and 2020 nationally. Had Biden winning by 8 nationally and 3 in Ohio (He lost Ohio by over 8) Lol Other examples? Well, here’s a couple of doozies. Had Donnelly winning his senate seat in Indiana (11 points off) and McCaskell winning narrowly her senate seat in Mo (she lost by 7)

      The problem according to Baris is in their samples. They don’t get anywhere near enough rural vote. They are lazy pollsters Independents in rural areas are more conservative than suburban and urban indies and it takes more calls to properly get them. They get their quota of indies as well as partisans from more populated areas and then just cease calling. It takes more targeted polling and they just don’t do the work. Requires more calls.

      Fox state polls are abysmal.

      McAuliffe isn’t up 5 points in Virginia. Trust me. Is he running like he’s 5 points ahead? Uh, no.

      My guess is it’s really close. Probably a one or two point race. If anyone here wants to make a little wager on the accuracy of the Fox Va poll I will happily take them up on it.

    172. Phil says:

      ….and Tina is absolutely right about the VBM. It’s a huge problem for the GOP. It has taken Nevada and probably Pa off the table.

    173. Phil says:

      Illinois Democrats are unveiling their new redistricting map today and it is as expected eliminating two Republican seats. Republicans lose 2 seats and Democrats gain one. Illinois lost one seat with the latest census.

      Oh, one of the Republicans losing his seat will be Kinzinger. No loss there. Democrats thank him for carrying their water. LOL

    174. mnw says:

      moderation hell

    175. Cash Cow TM says:

      News stories today on the various crises caused by collapse of the southern U.S. border:

      0 DRUDGE
      1 AOL News

      It was about Biden administration reinstituting Trump stay in Mexico plan.

      Collusion continues.

    176. Cash Cow TM says:

      Young fellow working as a clerk in a store.
      Customers comes up to counter, slowly eases himself to the floor and then screams and hollers that the clerk pushed him down.

      Manager comes to address situation, clerk vows he did not touch the customer. They review what is on the store security camera and it shows the clerk is faultless.

      Manager fires clerk anyway.

      Clerk goes to a lawyer to fight his firing. Lawyer says the court case is scheduled for next Tuesday and advises the young fellow to be sure to dress up when he comes to court.

      The young fellow says he will wear a white shirt, tie and an


      I will show myself out…

    177. Cash Cow TM says:

      In the WV congressional redistricting, the new line will pit republican incumbents McKinley and Mooney against one another.

      Both announced yesterday they will seek reelection to win the seat in congress.

      The new CD will include McKinley’s home area in the northern panhandle, the Morgantown/Clarksburg/Fairmont area and the Eastern Panhandle where Mooney calls home.

    178. mnw says:

      Third time lucky? Moderated twice.

      171 Wes

      I agree. Since when has a philanthropist ever donated $500 million to… LOCAL ELECTION BOARDS?

      Zuck does election boards just like Soros does prosecutors.

      Mollie Hemingway also spotlights Zuckerberg in her new book “Rigged.”

    179. jason says:

      Bitter hardest hit.

      “NFL Removes All Coaches, Players, Fans Who Have Ever Said A Bad Word, Only Tim Tebow Remains”

    180. jason says:

      It’d be nice if Trump would highlight this and urge Republicans to find a way to combat it rather than continually trying to litigate a long-lost race.”

      The only problem with that theory is that is wasn’t really lost.

      And if you don’t litigate it, then it will just keep happening again.

      But hey, I am glad you guys think voter fraud will just go away by itself.

      I wish I believed in the tooth fairy too.

    181. jason says:

      Maybe this is why Bitter doesn’t own a gun…so he won’t be tempted.

      MEXICO CITY (AP) — A lawyer shot his client to death in a courtroom in northern Mexico Wednesday, than fled into an adjoining chamber and killed himself with a gunshot to the head.”

    182. jason says:

      The entire vbm covd scam,imposed by branches of government not being the Legislature,has to be vocally addressed.
      Trump is right in pointing out the deafening silence of most republican ” leadership” on this,or ot will be repeated.”

      Of course he is right.

      But I guess it is just easier to ‘move on’ until it happens again.

    183. lisab says:

      just fyi

      the empty shelves are starting again in minnesota

      i an see another tp panic before christmas

    184. Tgca says:

      Note to self to send Memo to HHR and school them on election fraud.

      Clueless posters still think we need to move on from the 2020 election fraud and it will just magically disappear by being “nicer” to attract suburban women voters.

      These posters think like the woke bureaucrats who believe if you just get the jab and wear a mask, Covid will magically disappear or if you give him to the radicals they will be satisfied and not seek further radical changes.

      Really a lack of understanding of what the underlying causes of the events and politics and why the significant majority of the GOP and large section of independents still believes the election was fraudulent.

    185. Tgca says:

      Note to self to purchase 80 rolls of toilet paper and 40 rolls of paper towels today.

    186. Tgca says:

      Note to self to reach out to HHR plus size posters and wish them a belated “Plus Size Appreciation Day” from earlier this month.

    187. Tina says:

      Let’s move on from 2020 election, then when ut happen again in 20ww, then what?

      It needs to be fixed now and the inept R leadership is again asleep or at the beach retreat.

    188. Tina says:


    189. mnw says:

      This is about journalism:

      USA Today has a superb story up about the collapse of the Surfside condo building. It’s old-fashioned investigative reporting, involving a team of reporters working for months.

      But when was the LAST time we saw anything similar, anywhere?

      Here’s a nutshell version of the Surfside story: Mexican money launderers, working on behalf of the cartels, colluded with the owners from the gitgo. When a builder is in bed with organized crime, they all steal every place they can, including via shoddy construction.

      I didn’t know any of that. Journalism the way it used to be.

    190. jason says:

      Surprised USA did any kind of real investigation, my view of them is that they just regurgitate left wing talking points from other sources.

      Do you have a link? I would like to read it.

    191. jason says:

      Let’s move on from 2020 election, then when ut happen again in 20ww, then what?”

      Just keep moving on….

    192. Tina says:

      This has been known for a while now. She was unarmed and their were people directly behind her, including other cops.

      Jim Hanson
      · 2h
      DC PD report on #AshliBabbitt killing shows there was no justification for the use of deadly force

      She was murdered

    193. Tina says:

      This “cop” also left his gun in a bathroom unattended,

      He is clearly incompetent and should have been arrested for manslaughter.

    194. lisab says:

      Let’s move on from 2020 election, then when ut happen again in 20ww, then what?

      the never trumpers don’t care

      they pretty much agree with open borders, outsourcing usa jobs, america last, and being the money source for the international community

      if they didn’t love wars in the middle east, they wouldn’t fund the military, they just love what me wars do for their stock portfolios

    195. Tina says:

      The other officers behind her could have easily detained her and arrested her for “trespassing” (or parading as the Unjustice Departmennt charges the Maga grandparents with.

      Notice how when the jebots and their ilk tried to storm the White House during the “race riots” over Floyd, they injured 50 Secret Service.

      Nobody was charged – not even with “parading.”

    196. Wes says:

      Tina says:
      October 15, 2021 at 12:27 pm
      Let’s move on from 2020 election, then when ut happen again in 20ww, then what?

      It needs to be fixed now and the inept R leadership is again asleep or at the beach retreat.

      You obviously didn’t read what the article I posted said, Tina. That’s not surprising because anything you can comprehend says exactly one of two things:

      1) Trump is infallible.

      2) Every Republican other than Trump is an incompetent imbecile who enables Democrats.

      When Zuckerberg–a left-wing multi billionaire–literally dumped a fortune into the election processes of several key states Trump lost narrowly, there you have a major reason–if not the determinative one–why Trump lost.

      Let’s make this into a sideshow with interminable audits, the first of which just failed spectacularly to show fraud. Meanwhile, Zuckerberg and his liberal cronies will repeat the process in 2024. Then Trump can lose again to a guy who has as much business in the White House as Christine O’Donnell had winning a Senate nomination.

      After all, it’s more important to have Trump be in the headlines pushing audits that are bearing no fruit than to have Trump maybe address a major underlying cause of his defeat–and make sure the Democrats and their liberal plutocrat allies can’t do it again.

      That’s not as self-gratifying as stroking Trump’s ego though, so obviously it won’t happen.

    197. Tina says:

      Wes, I did not see your comment. My reply was to Tgca.

      Arizona is the only state that has done a partial audit (Maricopa county specifically.) They found plenty there. No state has done a full forensic audit.

      We need to look at vbm (my original post) and Cuckberger’s shenanigans.

      Vbm won’t fix itself.

    198. Tina says:

      With that said leadership needs to be more proactive.

      R leadership just flat out sucks right now,

      Hopefully, there are changes.

    199. Tina says:

      Empty shelves Biden is at 20% among Is in this poll.

      9 percent among “Rs.”

    200. Waingro says:

      Happy Friday, everyone. The latest from Ras WITH the Ras has the generic ballot at 41-40 for the GOP:

    201. NYCmike says:

      “Wanna make a little bet that argument had NOTHING to do with voter fraud.”

      -No, it had nothing to do with voter fraud. It had to do with other issues.

      The behavior of Corbett and the Republican legislature is the issue.

      They didn’t do what was needed.

      You finally caught on a decade later…….once again, later than I did. Not bragging, just fact.

    202. Wes says:

      I’m sorry then, Tina. I assumed you were responding to me and sarcastically implying I was saying Republicans don’t actually need to address election issues when in fact I was saying the GOP needs to be aware of what Zuckerberg and his ilk did last year and work aggressively to combat such shenanigans in upcoming elections.

    203. NYCmike says:


      N Y Islanders mandated vaccine for all players and personnel. Screw them all.

      I’ll watch from afar with little interest. I have a golf game to work on, plus a new account that may be our biggest yet! Plenty of other things to take up my time.

    204. NYCmike says:

      “I assumed”……enough said.

    205. Wes says:

      At least I admitted I was wrong when Tina explained, Mikey. Unlike you, I never claimed to not want Schumer to be Senate Majority Leader while invariably supporting Republicans Schumer’s lackeys were locks to beat.

    206. Wes says:

      This is probably not what TMac wanted:

      The Superintendent of the Loudoun County School Board claimed to have “misunderstood” the question when directly asked about rapes committed against female students by a boy claiming to be trans.

      I thought liberals were supportive of women’s rights. I guess not when sexual predators claim to be transgender to facilitate rape.

    207. Wes says:

      The country is in a supply chain crisis. Pete Buttigieg took time off to bond with a baby he didn’t give birth to.

      The Biden Administration makes the Carter Administration look competent by comparison.

      Atlas must shrug at some point. Biden is a disaster creating ever expanding crises as President. I hope all those Wokesters in the suburbs finally wake up in the upcoming elections and realize this man has no business in the White House.

      What do I know? Liberals on RRH are assuring us Democrats will suffer no blowback at all for how horrendously Biden is running the country.

    208. DW says:

      “Here’s a nutshell version of the Surfside story: Mexican money launderers, working on behalf of the cartels, colluded with the owners from the gitgo.”

      Similar to the story from about 1996 when corruption in Illinois involved getting trucker licenses for drivers who did not know English, and so when the trucker was on I-94 near the IL/WI border, and had a piece of pipe dangling off the back of his trailer, other truckers tried to warn the driver, but he didn’t know English, and so the pipe fell off, a minivan full of six kids ran over it, which punctured the gas tank, and the six kids were instantly incinerated, and the parents escaped with severe burns.

    209. NYCmike says:


      There is a shortage of trailer drivers in this country. I can say, without a doubt, there are still language barriers among the ones who are getting licenses today.

      That is besides the fact that 1/2 of them are inept at backing into a dock, which is a whole other issue.

    210. NYCmike says:

      #210 – you must really tell some good stories when working.

    211. Wes says:

      Nothing compared to the stories you tell on here about not supporting Schumer, your actions be damned, Mikey.

    212. lisab says:

      costco is rationing some things again

    213. mnw says:

      It turns out the murderer of the UK MP was a Christian Science reading room monitor, just as everyone suspected.

    214. NYCmike says:

      Yes, I won the contest!

      I don’t “trust the science”, and I have a double mistrust of scientists who are christian!

    215. Bitterlaw says:

      Good luck with the new client, NYC.

    216. GF says:

      Per the WaPo; inflation isn’t bad because of what t does to our wallets and our savings, it’s only bad because of how it gets into our heads!

    217. mnw says:


      From me also.

    218. Meldrim says:

      mnw, you left off the at the end.

      From the BBC:

      “A government source told the BBC the man arrested was a British national who, according to initial inquiries, is of Somali heritage.”

      Hey, only 99.8% of Somalia’s population is Muslim, so there’s a 0.2% chance that the man who stabbed the British MP to death wasn’t a Muslim. (Cue Jim Carrey in “Dumb and Dumber”: “So you’re saying there’s a chance.”)

    219. Tina says:

      She is a dumbarse.

      · 1h
      Jen Psaki Defends Rising Prices: ‘Good Thing’ Because it Means ‘More People are Buying Goods’

    220. Tina says:

      So, the Doj settled with Andy Mcrappe. He got his pension back and thr gubment paid his lawyah fees.

      Disgrace.that guy should be in jail.

      Notice how drats always take care of their peeps.

    221. lisab says:

      COVID-19 Exposes the Racist Side of Breastfeeding

      Breastfeeding is one of the defining acts of motherhood—and it is also one of the most controversial. Popular wisdom about its benefits differs drastically when mom is Black from when she is White. These differences represent a longstanding racial gap in breastfeeding rates that has become even more dangerous in the time of Covid-19.

      A long history of discouraging Black women from breastfeeding has made their infants more vulnerable to the current formula shortage.

    222. lisab says:

      Supermarkets are powerful flash points in racial politics

    223. lisab says:

      Casino planners aim to assuage claims of racism with hiring …

    224. lisab says:

      Chance the Rapper Confronts Batman’s Racist Policing …

    225. lisab says:

      The iPhone X is ‘racist’ because it can’t tell Chinese people apart

    226. lisab says:

      Addressing Anti-Blackness in Specialty Coffee

    227. mnw says:


      I don’t know what it means, but one of the mods at RRH points out that VA early voting is down very dramatically from 2020 on the same date.

      Early in-person voting is down from 706k in 2020 to 252k in 2022.

      Early mail-in voting is down from 565k in 2020 to 144k in 2022.

      My only observation is that it may indicate that interest in the election is down overall, which MIGHT benefit Youngkin.

      IF it indicates that a higher percentage of voters are waiting to vote on 11/2, obviously that would benefit Youngkin.

      Any time mail-in voting is down, that’s likely good for the GOP, as of late.

    228. lisab says:

      i invented a new game … pick a topic, google it, and see if it is racist

      btw, scrabble? racist

      Missouri teachers held Scrabble letters spelling racial slur

    229. lisab says:

      Chicago Mayor Blasts Union’s ‘Scooby-Doo’ Tweet as Racist

    230. lisab says:

      Brown Bag Lunches Are Racist?

    231. lisab says:

      Extinction Rebellion campaigner claims ‘cheese is racist’

    232. mnw says:

      232 addendum:

      Mail-in voting is down MORE than in-person voting, too. It’s not decimal dust, either. Mail-in is down substantially more.

    233. lisab says:

      uh oh jason

      DayZ adding bacon is racist.

    234. Phil says:

      Hard to compare early voting presidential election numbers with off year early voting numbers and make much of it.

    235. mnw says:


      I dunno. I wonder if they’re not getting Souls to the Polls like they did last time. I also wonder if proportionately more voters plan to vote on 11/2.

    236. NYCmike says:

      Bitterlaw, mnw,

      Thanks for the good wishes.

      Lot of work, but streamlining the process and couple of new hires seem to be working out so far. Fingers crossed.

    237. NYCmike says:

      ” (Cue Jim Carrey in “Dumb and Dumber”: “So you’re saying there’s a chance.”)”


    238. Phil says:


      Yeah, that’s really the question. In what proportion are they voting – also, a better comparison would be the 2017 governor’s race. Off year Election to off year Election.

    239. jason says:

      “Wanna make a little bet that argument had NOTHING to do with voter fraud.”

      -No, it had nothing to do with voter fraud. It had to do with other issues.”

      Translation: caught lying again, trying to move goalposts.

      Failing miserably.

    240. jason says:

      Of course, this only happen in a few “bad” areas of Philly.

    241. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Let’s go Dodgers(and Brandon). Why is MLB allowing post-season baseball games to be played in Atlanta, GA after it pulled the All Star Game from that City? The Voter Integrity Law passed by the State which was the basis for the change in venue has not been altered. As it is said—GO WOKE,GO BROKE!!!! Hopefully, MLB has learned from its mistake.

    242. jason says:

      Biden: “Everyone knows I like kids better than people”

    243. mnw says:


      Who says bipartisanship is dead?

      Look how well EVERYBODY worked together to get rid of Adam Kinzinger!

    244. Bitterlaw says:

      Damn. They still have not found Bigfoot or the Oak Island treasure. Maybe next week’s episodes.

    245. jason says:

      Kinzinger will get a job as a contributor on MSNBC, no problem.

    246. jason says:

      Predictit has Youngkin back down to 25%, the Fox poll showing McAuliffe ahead by 11 among RVs is now part of Silverhack’s average. Silverhack lists both (RV and LV) in his average, yes, you can’t make this sh-t up.

      The Trafalgar poll showing Youngkin up by 1 so far has not changed anything.

      My number for investing is 4-1. If it gets down to that again I will bet $800.

    247. jason says:

      Did I miss something? I thought the new Oak Island episodes started in November.

      I am not crazy about Bigfoot. The script does not change. The most exciting thing that happens is when someone howls into the night or knocks on a tree, followed by silence and then someone says “hey, did you hear that”?

      At least on Oak Island they find shards of pottery and buttons and coins and pieces of tunnels previous treasure hunters built.

    248. mnw says:

      Biden = Uh-oh!

      1) Natural gas prices in the U.S. are up 150% from a year ago (in Europe +600%)

      2) Appx 49% of American homes are heated with natural gas

      3) The general consensus among market analysts at MarketEdge & CNBC, etc. seems to be that heating bills for homes heated with natural gas will be up 50% this winter!

      P.S. For those who think inflation is an equal opportunity employer, “the rich” can buy natural gas equities & futures. Joe Sixpack?… not so much.

      P.S.S. The cost of heating a home is a major concern in states like NH and WI. In MS, not so much. Which of these states have battleground Senate races next year?

    249. jason says:

      I have walked through the woods for years and never saw a bigfoot. I did see fresh scratches on a tree once that were like 9 ft high.

      It was either the biggest bear in PA or a bigfoot.
      Either way for the next 30 minutes I walked with my rifle in hand.

    250. Cash Cow TM says:

      News stories on the various disasters directly devolving from the disaster of demented democrats diabolical defund the southern border:

      0 DRUDGE
      0 AOL News

      You cannot believe the stupid kinds of top stories DRUDGE and AOL News are putting up….

      Cow was going to cut and paste some stupid here but am embarrassed to do so.

      Things like “Woman admits she oozes breast milk from her arm pit when she breast feeds”

      One did have a story on Ghannystan.

      How some parents are selling their children in order to survive there…

    251. Bitterlaw says:

      No. I saw an ad for it and thought, “Another season? Guess they are still looking for the treasure.” Maybe in a few years they will find Bigfoot sitting on the treasure with DB Cooper and some Templar Knights.

    252. jason says:

      Thank God. If I had missed finding the Ark of the Covenant at the bottom of the money pit I would have to kill myself.

    253. mnw says:

      Biden can explain the great PRIDE he takes in having finally stopped that damn Keystone pipeline!… to miserable voters in the frost belt.

      And how great it is that he reversed Bad Orange Man’s energy independence achievement, so that now we’re back to begging OPEC for help again… just like Jimmy Carter did.

    254. jason says:

      Millions freezing to death is a small sacrifice to pay for saving billions from rising oceans.

      – Confucius

    255. jason says:

      I don’t completely disbelieve Bigfoot, hard to imagine the thousands of people who have seen one are all frauds.

      But it bothers me there is not one Bigfoot bone to be found.

      I know, bones are elusive for a very rare creature. PA has at least 25,000 bears, thousands probably die of natural causes, and in years of stomping through the woods I never saw bear bones, Actually bones of any kind are hard to find, even deer. So if Bigfoots bury their dead, it could make sense you wouldn’t find any bones.

      Let’s say I don’t believe they exist, but I don’t disbelieve either. Sue me.

    256. Tgca says:

      Note to self to EDUMACATE the privileged white folk at HHR who just don’t get it.

      Free Jussie!!!

      The systemic white RACIST justice system is trying to bring down another one of my fellow AA brethren because they hate seeing us black people succeed.

      White folk are inherently RACIST – think Mitt Romney and his 47% comment.

      The white folk don’t understand that an AA gay man, a professional actor, acting out what he believes was an injustice to him by RACIST white Trump supporters is seen differently by us black folks than the “white rules” forced on a society that discriminates against black and brown people.

      The fact that Jussie made up this tale is not the point. The point is he was illustrating what could have happened to him on that night in Chicago by rabidly RACIST Trump supporters and he was displaying his creative talent to make a point about systemic racism and social injustices and now they’re trying to prosecute him on a technicality for lying and concocting a story. People lie all the time to the FBI and police. Think of any white politician and all those white girls looking for some fun with a black man until her friends and family find out and they cry rape.

      Notice Andrew McCabe lied and concocted stories and the FBI did not prosecute him or hold him accountable and restored his benefits in full.

      This is why we must FREE Jesse from the injustices of the systemic RACIST white justice system.

      As a black man, I ask people set aside their inherent bigotry and stand with me and seek Justice for Jussie!

    257. Tgca says:

      Note to self to share with HHR.

      Dining APARTHEID!

      Catchy slogan me thinks.

      Unfortunately, it will outrage a few of our HHR posters here who are FASCISTS that believe people need to show their papers to get food in their bellies, and would proudly march with Justin Trudeau as he pushes Canada one step closer to FASCISM.

    258. Bitterlaw says:

      Maybe the reason we don’t find bones of Bigfoot!Bigfeet (?) is the same reason nobody finds bones of Walt. They are immortal.

      I believe there is life throughout the universe. Not sure anybody from other worlds has traveled here.

      I believe that many very normal, sane people claim to have seen/experienced ghosts. The fact that ghosts are not interested in meeting me does not prove they don’t exist.

    259. Tina says:

      Lol, I could have told them that for a $1 million fee.

      Science Insider
      2 hours ago
      States spent at least $89 million on COVID-19 vaccine lotteries. None of them worked, new research suggests.

    260. jason says:

      I certainly believe in UFOs, I have seen a couple.

      I am just not sure they were alien ships.

    261. jason says:

      None of them worked, new research suggests.”

      It worked the lucky bastards that won the lotteries.

    262. jason says:

      President Joe Biden said on Friday the Justice Department should prosecute people who defy subpoenas to testify before a congressional select committee probing the deadly Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol.”

      But remember, his DOJ is entirely independent.

    263. Wobbles says:

      I know I have said this before, and I know my assorted cast of heroes like Steele, Schiiff, Cohen and Avenatti didn’t come through, but you Magatards are screwed now.

      Sand Dune Gate is going to be huge. Nobody is going to be talking about the disaster at the border, soaring fuel and food prices, shortages everywhere, Afghanistan debacle, Biden’s cognitive fall off the cliff, 6 trillion dollar boondoggles and other right-wing distractions.

      It’s over.

    264. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      From Donald Trump:

      “While I have never painted before, Hunter has inspired me to immediately begin painting because I’ve always felt I have a talent at that, and could surely get at least $2 million dollars per canvas—and probably a lot more. I will begin immediately.”

    265. jason says:

      I am thinking of selling some llama drawings here at HHR myself.

      My status as former Lt. Governor here and my unique Incan-Amish perspective should drive sales.

      I will charge more to wealthy posters like Bitter, Meldrim, mnw, Gordon, etc. but will offer a discount to oppressed minorities like Tgca, because the wealthy should pay their fair share.

    266. jason says:

      A Texas school district administrator told teachers that if they have books about the Holocaust in their classrooms, they should also have books that offer “opposing” or “other” viewpoints on the subject.”


    267. mnw says:

      UK police now say British MP’s murder was terrorism, tied to Islamic extremism.

      With the new emphasis on domestic terrorism, I wonder (altho I don’t know) if the level of surveillance & monitoring of Islamic extremist groups & individuals may have dropped off.

      When I retired, the ratio of international to domestic extremism monitoring was appx 99-1. Domestic extremism investigations were dormant, at least in my district. Every once and awhile, it would be announced at a meeting that some white supremacist had just been released from prison– that was about the extent of domestic terrorism interest as of 5 years ago.

    268. mnw says:


      If you’re out there:

      You suggested the better comparison for early voting in VA would be to compare EV this year to 2017, not to 2020, recall?

      I don’t know whether this is true, but someone at RRH posted that EV this year is down 34% from EV on this same date in 2017.

      Again, that’s just what somebody posted… but the geeks over there are usually accurate, or else some other geek will jump them about it.

    269. Tina says:

      This is the only domestic carrier I will use.

      BREAKING: Delta Air Lines CEO ditches ‘divisive’ COVID vaccine mandate; marks 90% employee vaccination rate

    270. Phil says:

      If that is true, mnw, that could be significant no doubt.

    271. jason says:

      CNN has and article on the British MP assassination.

      The word Islamic or Muslim does not appear once, even though it states the police has called it terrorism.

    272. Meldrim says:

      #277, Jason, why would the article mention “Muslim” or “Islamic”? All thaf we know about the perpetrator is that he is Somali. We shouldn’t jump to conclusions about his religion, since a whopping 0.2% of Somalis are not Muslim.

    273. DW says:

      Why would anyone bet on the VA Gov race? You wouldn’t step into a casino and make a wager in a game that you knew was fixed?

      There is a 60% chance the Youngkin will get the most valid votes.

      There is a 100% chance McAwful will be declared the ‘winner.”

    274. mnw says:


      And don’t forget also that there is SOME chance he could be a right wing, white supremacist Muslim Somali as well.

    275. jason says:

      I will accept 4-1 odds that Youngkin will overcome the margin of fraud.

      It only means that you think it is 100% probable that doesn’t happen, I am at 80%.

    276. jason says:

      Make that 75%.

    277. jason says:

      ‘Watergate sleuth Carl Bernstein says supporters of former President Donald Trump need to be investigated as part of a broader examination beyond the Capitol riot.”

    278. jason says:

      Trump got 75 million votes, plus he probably has supporters that didn’t vote.

      This is going to be a major investigation.

    279. Phil says:

      Actually, since they are going to investigate everyone who deposits $600 or more into their bank account, investigating 75 million Trump voters won’t be that much of an adjustment.

    280. jason says:

      Investigative reporter:

      “If Manchin isn’t stopped, climate destruction is *ensured*. That’s what we’re talking about here.’

      These people are truly crazy.

      And they are in power.

    281. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The Buttigieg Scandal is much worse than people even realize. Not only was a Cab Secy on secret leave during a nat’l crisis impacting MILLIONS for which he had prime responsibility, but Biden evidently failed to appoint an Acting Secretary.

    282. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Here is Australia’s take on Joe Biden. This 1 minute clip is very funny and, unfortunately, true and scary!

    283. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      287. The fact that Buttigieg was gone for months, and no one seems to have noticed or cared, says a lot about the Biden administration.

    284. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Jen Psaki Defends Rising Prices: ‘Good Thing’ Because it Means ‘More People are Buying Goods’

      The lunatics are running the asylum.

    285. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      290. Speaking of lunatics, we have not had a Robbie fly-by in some time.

      You know Biden is a disaster when the trolls are to embarrassed and ashamed to post on the board.

    286. Phil says:

      …..nor has Robbie’s running buddy Corey shown up in the last four months.

      Tells you all you need to know about how their boy in the WH is running things. This administration is simply flat out embarrassing. It’s as simple as that.

    287. Tina says:

      This is only going to get worse.

      · Oct 15
      Hospitals brace for strikes as California workers protest staff shortages:

      Almost a third of California hospitals report insufficient numbers of critical workers, including nurses, technicians and janitors

    288. jason says:

      290. Speaking of lunatics, we have not had a Robbie fly-by in some time.”

      He is in mourning because his idol Kinzinger is going to be gerrymandered out of Congress.

      You need to respect his loss.

      I certainly do, so if he misses a few posts where he ignores the Biden debacle to attack me and Trump I will not be too hurt, just a little.

    289. jason says:

      WHy does CA need hospitals.

      Didn’t Newsome defeat COVID by locking down the state for a year and a half?

    290. jason says:

      Some days start out better than others.

      I cooked 12 slices of slab bacon six for me and six for my wife. Usually what happens is she will eat 2 and not to let good bacon go to waste, I will be forced to eat hers too.

      Today she says I guess I will save some slices for my BLT sandwich tomorrow.

      I wonder if she needs four slices for her BLT, seems like a lot.

    291. Tina says:

      Buttplug is incompetent,

      Election Wizard
      · 1h
      Mayor Pete says supply chain disruptions will continue. He claims demand is up “because the president has successfully guided this economy out of the teeth of a terrifying recession.”

    292. jason says:

      I wonder who the Eagles will lose to today.

    293. jason says:

      Virginia, we defeated Trump in 2016 and 2020. We’re going to do it again this November. 18 days to go. Let’s do this”

      McAuliffe running against Trump for Governor of Virginia.

    294. Bitterlaw says:

      But Trump is running for Governor of New Jersey. At least according to Murphy’s ads.

    295. michael corleone says:

      The economy is so bad right now the Rs in VA and NJ should just embrace the Trump comparisons. We had a great economy for four years plus global stability. In 10 short months Biden destroyed that – gave us hyper inflation, stagnant growth, supply chain problems, and the worst self-inflicted foreign policy disaster ever.

    296. mnw says:


      Salena Zito writes in today’s Washington Examiner that EV in VA is “way down” from 2017, and also 2013. This is credible info, & several cuts above the commenter at RRH who posted the same thing. The RRH poster said EV was down 34% from 2017. Zito just says it’s “way down.”

      Zito is an excellent reporter, imo. Washington Examiner header is “McAuliffe Is Misreading What Virginia Voters Care About.” (No pay wall.)

    297. jason says:

      Yeah we don’t want people like this as state troopers.

      “This is my final sign-off after 22 years serving the citizens of the state of Washington, I’ve been asked to leave because I am dirty,’ the officer began.

      ‘Numerous fatalities, injuries, I’ve worked sick, I’ve played sick, buried lots of friends over these years.

      ‘I’d like to thank you guys, as well as the citizens of Yakima County as well as my fellow officers within the valley. Without you guys I wouldn’t have been very successful.’

      He continued: ‘You’ve kept me safe and got me home to my family every night. Thank you for that. I wish I could say more, but this is it.

      ‘So State 1034 this is the last time you’ll hear me in a state patrol car… And Jay Inslee can kiss my a**.’

      The officer received a response from the radio operator thanking him for his years of loyal service and listing off a list of accomplishments.

      She said: ‘1034 thank you for your 22 years of service to the citizens of Washington State.

      ‘You’ve taken on many roles in your time with the patrol. In your first year, you delivered a baby while on patrol. You’ve been a theory instructor and part of the chaplaincy board.

      ‘You’ve been a great role model and a mentor for all the young troopers serving in the area by sharing your knowledge and experience throughout the years.

      ‘Thank you for your service.’

    298. Phil says:

      I’ve been keeping an eye out on the UK case numbers over the last months. Their new Covid cases are now running over 45K a day during the last week. That would be equal to about 200K a day in the US given the differences in population between the two nations. IHME which has been right on the money over the last year in its projections, forecasts an almost doubling of cases in the UK by mid December.

      Why is this significant to the US? It is important because the UK is significantly more vaccinated than the US….and look what is happening.

      The vaccines won’t save the Biden administration on this. They aren’t in any way the magic bullet that was promised.

    299. Tina says:

      You cannot find anything on the shelves because the economy is so awesome.

      Jen Putzaki.

    300. jason says:

      The only magic bullet is to have covid and survive it.

      That is why vaccinating healthy children is so stupid.

    301. lisab says:

      #305 yakima is NOT what most people think of when they think of washington, its in the plains. nothing like seattle.

      they grow apples and have vineyards there … which is why i know it 🙂

      if they are losing cops in central washington, things in that state are bad

    302. jason says:

      These things only happen in the ‘bad’ parts of Philadelphia, at least that is what I read here.

      “A 35-year-old man in Pennsylvania is facing rape and assault charges after a woman was sexually assaulted on board a public transit train Wednesday night as riders witnessed the attack but did not intervene, authorities said on Friday.

      The woman was assaulted at around 11 p.m. while riding the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Market-Frankford line towards the town of Upper Darby.

      “The assault was observed by a SEPTA employee, who called 911, enabling SEPTA officers to respond immediately and apprehend the suspect in the act,” Andrew Busch, a SEPTA spokesperson, said in a statement”

    303. lisab says:

      #293 ive heard that the reason you cannot get helped in hospitals, “the bed shortage due to covid”, is actually due to a lack of staff. they have beds, they don’t have staff because many nurses are sitting out, the older ones, and the younger ones can get better working conditions elsewhere.

    304. lisab says:

      #310 “officers”?!!!

      why weren’t crisis management people called?

    305. jason says:

      The vast majority of WA state is not like Seattle.

      Trump won Yakima Co. 52-46.

      Trump lost WA by 785k votes.

      He lost 3 Seattle area counties, King, Snohonish and Pierce by about that same amount.

    306. lisab says:

      #288 joe biden (angrily) “there ate less democracies today than there were 15 years ago!”

      you mean like in kabul?

      ummmmmmm … wasn’t joe biden running things for a whole bunch of that 15 years?

    307. lisab says:

      #313 i only know the wine country

      as such i’ve been to yakima.

      i’m a multi-state drunkard 🙂

    308. lisab says:

      obviously i did see seattle’s airport

      “welcome to seattle, home of something something something something…”

      “hi, can you tell me where the busses to the wineries are?”

    309. lisab says:

      washington state was one of the places installing high speed internet cables across the state, so my husband interviewed for a job there

    310. Tgca says:

      Note to self to send to HHR to warn of Septa.

      Rode Septa once. Philly station at Broad was putrid and filthy. Walked by it a number of times and it’s littered with foul smelling people sitting outside it. I could have sworn flies were swirling around that station like flies on chit or maybe it was just a typical summer day in Philly.

      NYC subways may be old and dingy looking but never saw that level of filth in main midtown or downtown stations. Every larger city has a few dirty stations but you would expect the most used locations would be safer and cleaner.

      Why can’t they just level Philly to the ground and rebuild it again and get rid of the filth and decay?

      The Founding Fathers would roll over in their graves if they saw Philly today. Ben Franklin would probably relocate to a picturesque city in the south.

      Good thing they moved the US Capitol or the US would have one of the worst capitols in the world.

    311. Cash Cow TM says:

      41% approval of Biden handling the economy.



      –Expected job creation of 500,000 people only comes in last month at 165,000 or some such.


      –Wages UP–but due to inflation, the worker is taking home LESS MONEY!

      –SUPPLY CHAIN COLLAPSE and bare shelves!


      –and wait till the $3.5 Trillion social welfare passes leading to tons of higher taxes on gas, energy production, food, and everything else!

    312. mnw says:



      We all know about food and energy. But wait, there’s more!

      RENT! Up .5% in Sept. & .3% in August. “Rent” (housing cost) makes up appx 1/3 of the CPI.

      So, food, gasoline, heating oil, natural gas… and RENT.

      There used to be a commonplace saying that voters make up their minds sitting around the kitchen table, talking about their personal financial situation– “kitchen table issues.”

      Are you better or worse off now than you were when Biden took office?

    313. jan says:

      #306. Phil,

      The most highly vaccinated countries, the UK, Israel, and the U.S., have the highest rate of breakthrough cases. In the states it appears to follow a similar ratio, with Vermont being the highest vaccinated state and now experiencing a big surge in breakthrough COVID. In the meantime, places like India, Japan and Mexico, with lower vaccination rates are doing much better. Florida, now, has the 3rd lowest infection rate, validating the guidance given by DeSantis.

    314. jan says:

      Cash cow, all good points about how much our economy has fallen under Biden. I think, though, people are blinded by their loyalty to their party affiliation, which is why his numbers aren’t much lower.

    315. Tgca says:

      Note to self on supply chain issues.

      I’m seeing lotsa empty shelves or out-of-stock items on store shelves whether it be Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s or Publix.

      Not as bad as when we are expecting a direct hit hurricane or the 1st few weeks of the China lab pandemic in March 2020 but unusual to the point I’ve never seen this before with signs on the shelves either limiting to how much you can purchase or apologies for supplier issues while the homo Trans Cabinet Secretary is nowhere to be found on paternity leave bottle feeding newborns and hanging in hospital beds taking selfies as if he’s birthed the little critters himself.

      My biggest fear is going to Whole Foods and finding a sign on the tofu shelf apologizing for being out of stock.

    316. Tgca says:

      I could not imagine a time of crisis in our country where a cabinet Secretary goes on extended leave. Perhaps Mayor Butt should be asked to step aside and let a real woman do the job, as often women leaders balance child rearing with their career.

    317. Bitterlaw says:

      The Marker-Frankfort line connects bad neighborhoods in West Philadelphia to bad neighborhoods in Notth Philadelphia. It starts in Upper Darby, PA. Years ago I broke my righ foot and had to take 2 trains to work because I could not drive. I was the only white person on the train.

      The passengers who did not help that women should be charged as accomplices.

    318. Bitterlaw says:

      Tgca ride SEPTA once? Which line? Broad Street or Regional Rail? Suburban Station at 16th and JFK Boulevard is ok during rush hour. Homeless come out later. Police are stationed throughout the facility. Of course, there have been crimes but every city has that.

      If Tgca came in from New Jersey, he would have taken the high speed line that goes through beautiful Camden, NJ.

    319. Bitterlaw says:

      Meanwhile, Jason’s area had a busy week. A murder, near sighting and a pig running loose.

    320. Bitterlaw says:

      Bear sighting.

    321. Tgca says:

      Note to self to EDUMACATE HHR on Septa station entrances in Philly.

      I took Septa from downtown Philly to airport once. Filthy dirty smelly downtown station entrance. Derelicts hanging outside fouling up the air. I wanted to fumigate myself after passing by. It smelled like a dirty public urinal.

      Septa could learn a great deal from other cities and how they keep their locations somewhat clean. Stations in major cities like NY, DC, SF, LA… much much cleaner than Philly Septa.

    322. Bitterlaw says:

      Maybe you should learn it is called SEPTA. You took the Yellow Line. Has a stop on University of Pennsylvania campus. I did not say SEPTA is cleaner than other transit systems. It is not. But you are exaggerating to impress people who want to hate Philadelphia as much as you do.

      My most-hated transit system is the DC Metro. It always seems like a zombie attack is imminent. It is dark and often abandoned.

    323. Tgca says:

      Memo to self to remind stoopid people at HHR that others know that capitalized acronyms are used for most municipal systems but folks using the internet know it doesn’t always punctuate, capitalize, spell, or use grammar as intended, and some of us are too damn lazy on Sunday to make the effort in an informal setting.

      Maybe it should be renamed SEPTIC instead of SEPTA, as that appears more appropriate for a filthy smelly transit system. Even Newark Penn is much cleaner and smells better than the whiff you get walking by the Philly stations both SEPTIC and underground stations that smell like portable potties walking into them.

    324. Bitterlaw says:

      In other news…..China has a new missile that will kill us all. Maybe.

    325. Wes says:

      Since we have two upcoming gubernatorial elections, I guess I’ll give my rankings.


      Solid D Hold-NJ

      Sewer Staters voted overwhelmingly and knowingly to reelect a corrupt child molester to the Senate in 2018. That makes a 0% chance Murphy falls in that blighted cesspool.

      TMac has been running a poor, discursive campaign while Youngkin has been a solid candidate. I’m not sold on Youngkin’s ability to run ahead of TMac simply because NoVA is heavily populated with the same kinds of people who would willingly vote for a corrupt child molester over a Republican as live in the Sewer State, but Youngkin is in the position to win there of any Republican since Bob McDonnell in 2009.

    326. mnw says:

      “U.S. Households Likely to Pay Much Higher Heating Bills This Winter,” EIA (Energy Information Agency) Says.

      And this winter expected to be colder than last winter, too.

      Oh my.

      I hope Biden keeps on talking climate change, new wind farms, and canceling pipelines right through Nov. 2022.

    327. Cash Cow TM says:

      After the Whack-a-Doodles spend $80 katrillion zillion dollars in efforts to “control” natural climate change, they can start working on measures to overcome nature’s gravity.

      Too many people are falling, tripping, etc.
      Too many airplanes crash to the ground, in part because of gravity.

      Trees get blown over and gravity makes them fall DOWN.

      When landsides cut loose, they always travel in a DOWNWARD way due to that pesky b**ch gravity.

      Lots of people die and calamities happen as a partial result of gravity.

      We cannot let gravity control us. We are smart humans who must exert our control. No way should we let natural things have control over us.

      Besides that, I hear gravity is racist.

      And anyone who ever spoke, or wrote in an email in support of gravity is a racist.

    328. mnw says:

      Oil (WTI) hits 3-yr high at $83.00. “$100 oil is quite possible,” observes Vladimir Putin.

      The little people drive too much anyway.

      Looks like a Challenging, Gray, Christmas!

    329. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes- I saw Halloween Kills. It was better than expected. Very high body count.

    330. jason says:

      The Marker-Frankfort line connects bad neighborhoods in West Philadelphia to bad neighborhoods in Notth Philadelphia.”

      Dang, Philly has bad neighborhoods connected to more bad neighborhoods?

      I am sure this is news to Bitter.

      I am glad he is doing a little research.

    331. Bitterlaw says:

      How could it be news to me if I am the one who posted it and have ridden that train many times? You should read your posts before you submit them.

    332. Wes says:

      Well, Youngkin now has something else to use against TMac:

    333. jason says:

      Ma, the late night bait works in the morning.

    334. jason says:

      Colin Powell dead of Covid complications.

    335. Wes says:

      RIP, Colin Powell.

    336. Bitterlaw says:

      RIP, General Colin Powell

    337. Tina says:

      · 10h
      To avoid election night meltdowns this year- everyone should know in advance Fairfax has changed its posting system and will be reporting late. Youngkin will be ahead obviously until that happens.

    338. Tina says:

      Ben Tibbett tweet on Va.

      Rip General.

    339. Bitterlaw says:

      If I respond to jason’s stupid posts, I am taking the bait.

      If I don’t respond to jason’s stupid posts, I am agreeing with them.

      Maybe I should move closer to Jason for safety. Oh. Wait.

    340. Tina says:

      Scary Dunleavy ??
      Powell Family: “General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from Covid 19. He was fully vaccinated. We want to thank the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center…”

    341. Tina says:

      Justin Hart
      There were 3,000 new cases of COVID-19 in San Diego this past week.
      – 1,591 breakthrough cases
      – 1,334 cases among the not fully vaccinated.
      54% of cases in San Diego were from fully vaccinated individuals.

    342. jason says:

      Ma the fish are edgy this morning, plan accordingly.

    343. Chicon says:

      Powell was no McCain.

    344. jason says:

      My view of Powell was he was black first, republican second, conservative third. What was his excuse for not endorsing McCain or Romney, mean tweets?

    345. Phil says:

      Powell was black first …one of the left’s useful “Republicans”…..and conservative not at all.

      None of the above diminish what he accomplished in life, but he was a political disappointment over the last decade and a half.

      Just one man’s opinion.


    346. Tgca says:


      Powell was selectively conservative. He was a social liberal and I saw a quote from 2014 where he says he is still a Republican and suggests he could fit in both parties but the GOP needs him more than the Dems need him though in the last 4 elections he supported and voted for the radical Dems that have had a major negative impact on our country.

      That’s NOT conservative!

      He lied to the world about WMDs. In retrospect, I do not believe he was naive enough to believe all the misleading intelligence we later learned about but that he was instead part of the collaborated effort that started an unnecessary war, even if he went so reluctantly.

      He also was a bigot against gays and felt they should not be in the active military and used the same arguments that people made against blacks serving in the military. He further argued being gay was a choice when that was not the same for AA even though the science of the times was clear of the genetic link and the bogus choice argument. Who in their right mind would ever choose to be gay back then?

      He also said he saw nothing wrong with General Mundy comparing gays to the KKK, Nazis and rapists during the DADT discussions.

      So for me, Powell was no conservative and failed to recognize that he was a hypocrite on gays vs AA discrimination. I get he was a different generation and upbringing but then that same excuse should apply to those that felt that AA could not serve in an integrated military as well, and we should not malign those as bigots of their time which the AA community often does.

      So though I respect his military service, I’m no fan of him with respect to conservatism, decisions of what constitute moral character, and the Iraq wars.

    347. Cash Cow TM says:

      Covid related stories on DRUDGE and AOL News

      10 DRUDGE
      2 AOL News
      Various crises related to collapse of U.S. southern border:

      0 DRUDGE
      0 AOL News
      (I know you are getting tired of me reporting on this–well G ood F or Y ou!)

    348. Cash Cow TM says:

      Can we get Haitian gangs to kidnap Let’s Go Brandon?

      Probably be like Ransom Of Red Chief” movie.

      Speaking of “Let’s Go Brandon”, when will the Biden administration direct the FBI to investigate those radicals chanting that?

      And tell Facebook, Twitter and other social media to immediately cease any and all “Let’s Go Brandon” people put up on their platforms?


      OH, and might I add: LET’S GO BRANDON!

    349. mnw says:

      355 Phil

      My view also. I would’ve left off the RIP, though.

    350. Bitterlaw says:

      Cash Cow – I forget the origin of your Let’s Go Brandon to replace F Joe Biden. Can you explain it?

    351. Robbie says:
      WISCONSIN. Donald Trump calls on ex-Cong Sean Duffy (R) to run vs Gov Tony Evers (D). Trump preemptively endorsed him, too. One problem: Duffy sold his WI home and seemingly moved to NJ last month. Ex-LG Rebecca Kleefisch (R) & others already running.

      – “We must be willing to vote for candidates who aren’t even eligible to run for office. It’s the only way to own the libs. Trump has commanded it. We must comply.”, Jason fraud probably as he wonders how many more presidential medals of freedom Fauci should get.

    352. Tgca says:


      With respect to claiming Powell was of one of the left’s useful Republicans, it would then be fair to argue he was also the GOPs token AA Republican. Many in the GOP knew of his liberal leanings but were all too happy to have Powell as part of the GOP national face to fend off the characterization of the GOP being an all white party.

      Powell was the typical good respected soldier who followed orders and played the game well and that helped him in his career immensely, and he can’t be faulted for that because that’s just part of the military advancement structure.

      I doubt very much if Powell did not have some of those “conservative” values he would be anyone of consequence in US history because I doubt he would have been chosen by GOP leaders as someone to elevate. In the 80s and 90s, the GOP was desperate to change the face of the GOP due to changing times so Powell was the right man at the right time. Nothing wrong with that but again, he was hardly what many would deem a true conservative and the GOP was just fine with that at the time.

    353. Tina says:

      No insider trading here. /s
      · 16m
      JUST IN – Chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, reportedly sold up to $5 million worth of stock right before the stock market suffered a significant drop (Prospect)

    354. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #361- Robbie
      Anything else? This is thin gruel even for you. You’re losing your touch fast! At one time your insults had a high degree of cognition! Not anymore!
      Please return to HHR with better material!

    355. Tgca says:

      Note to self.

      Dr Fow-chee is getting desperate. Refuses to admit that all these breakout cases are not the result of the unvaccinated. More and more studies are showing natural immunity is as good or better then the vaccine immunity which is showing to be much less beneficial than originally thought.

      More and more reports are showing the vaccinated are out there infecting one another because they’re under the false impression they’re protected from the significantly underperforming vaccine.

      Dr. Fow-chee is digging himself deeper in a hole by now stating conspiracy theories about why his popularity has significantly waned. He won’t admit he has anything to do with that.

      He is refusing to accept the science and keeps saying stoopid chit like the vaccinated should be allowed to go and celebrate the holidays while the unvaccinated refrain from it after just a few weeks earlier saying the opposite and that during the pandemic he feels comfortable mandating rules on society when he specifically argued against such rules at the height of the pandemic last year.

      He is not following the science! He’s desperately trying to cover up his numerous incorrect assessments that have not panned out. He is highly incompetent and making matters worse. He should be removed from his role but he won’t. Thankfully, time will reflect very badly on this idiot.

      He got schooled by Senator Rand Paul who has the current science backing him up when all Dr. Fow-chee does is try to deflect and cry about theories ofbwhy people don’t like him anymore.

    356. Tgca says:

      Note to self.

      I’m sure the few Fascists at HHR will welcome this Aussie law which is now targeting bikers and folks with tattoos calling them “criminal gangs.” It will be illegal to display tattoos on their bodies and social media.

      But hey, freedom of speech reigns free, eh!

      Cover up those tattoos and show me your vaccination card mate!

    357. Tina says:

      Australia is trying to out do China and North Korea.

    358. Tgca says:


      …and on our own borders, Canadians make it illegal to chant “Let’s Go Brandon” or any variation of it for gubbermint employees.

      “There will be zero tolerance…Additionally, violating the policy will result in “dismissal without recourse or labour union representation.”

      So not only will you be fired for exercising humor but you’ll have no recourse to appeal your termination, all to protect those in power.

      Let Freedom Ring!

    359. DW says:

      336–Cow, similarly, something must be done to stop the dangerous levels of dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) in people’s homes, places of business and even recreational areas. Minorities are most adversely affected as the rich can afford to avoid DHMO.

      Inhalation of even trace amounts can bring about severe coughing, and breathing in higher levels of DHMO causes complete lung function failure, resulting in sudden death.

      Skin tissue can be severely damaged by exposure to solidified DHMO and of course minorities are at much greater risk, being less able to avoid the dangers of solidified DHMO.

      When DHMO undergoes rapid vaporization, there are grave dangers to humans who may come into contact with it. The hazards vary from minor to severe loss of skin tissue, to the possibility of amputation in more severe exposures.

      And yet the Democrats in power do nothing to stop the proliferation of DHMO. It remains legal and unregulated.

    360. Waingro says:

      “jason says:
      October 18, 2021 at 9:15 am
      My view of Powell was he was black first, republican second, conservative third. What was his excuse for not endorsing McCain or Romney, mean tweets?”

      His failure to endorse “maverick” McCain over Barry completely exposed his ideology. He was a good man and loyal soldier for his previous POTUS bosses and was extremely patriotic, but he was no conservative.

      Either way, I’m very sad to hear about his passing. RIP.

    361. Phil says:

      Got to take wife in for 6 month Pet Scan today. It means I may be stuck watching CNN in the waiting area for two hours. Uhhh

    362. mnw says:

      363 Tina

      You don’t get a job like that without being stone cold rich already. I very much doubt it was insider trading. Most of those folks have their stuff in a blind trust anyway, and that’s probably like $1.25 to an average person.

      It’s not like Hunter’s artwork.

    363. Bitterlaw says:

      Good luck to you and your wife, Phil. You are lucky to have each other.

    364. lisab says:

      Got to take wife in for 6 month Pet Scan today. It means I may be stuck watching CNN in the waiting area for two hours. Uhhh

      good luck today, fingers crossed for you and your wife.

      just fyi, my husband has a key chain universal remote that allows him to turn off tvs in most public areas — it’s called a universal mini remote.

    365. lisab says:

      His failure to endorse “maverick” McCain over Barry completely exposed his ideology.

      i think most blacks would vote for the first black president, at least in 2008

      it was a historic win for the first black candidate

    366. Tina says:

      Mnw, he could have told his advisor to sell. Just curious timing.

      They are indeed wealthy folks.

    367. mnw says:


      Why do you consider the timing curious? I ask because I genuinely don’t know.

      To me, it would’ve been curious if it was right before COVID tanked the market, but right now doesn’t seem especially curious.

    368. Wes says:

      I have to say I didn’t see this coming:

      The NAACP is suing to prevent implementation of the Illinois legislative maps because Democrats drew black officeholders out of seats to shore up white Democrats. Maybe blacks are finally waking up to the fact that Democrats care about their votes but will toss them overboard when convenient.

    369. Waingro says:

      “i think most blacks would vote for the first black president, at least in 2008

      it was a historic win for the first black candidate”

      Yes, he cared more about race than he did policies. And doubled down on that 4 years later.

      But he also never really articulated any conservative policies he supported that I remember. He was more of a “neo-con” interventionist if anything but seemed down-the-line leftist on all other issues.

    370. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag just trolled by to talk about me and Fauci.

      Biden wants to thank him, he doesn’t get many passes here, so he is very grateful.

    371. Wes says:

      Powell, John Warner, and Chuck Hagel were all nominal Republicans who after their time in public appointed or elected office, became Democrats in all but name.

    372. jason says:

      i think most blacks would vote for the first black president, at least in 2008

      it was a historic win for the first black candidate”

      Nah, that dog won’t hunt. Sure most blacks vote Democrat.

      But Powell would have to sell out all his principles to vote for Obama. Obama was weak on just about everything that Powell supposedly stood for, especially the military.

      So Powell chose race over principle, let alone party.

      For that reason I said the was ‘Black first”.

    373. jason says:

      And btw, Powell openly declared he had left the R party, so he wasn’t even a “nominal Republican’.

    374. Tina says:

      Mnw, I inferred (from the tweet) that it was March of 2020 (before shutdown due to covid). If it was a different time then he could be fine,

      I could only remember stocks tanking feb/March of 2020.

    375. jason says:

      UST IN – Chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, reportedly sold up to $5 million worth of stock right before the stock market suffered a significant drop (Prospect)

      This is not necessarily “insider trading”, probably isn’t insider trading at all. Powell is worth $50 million and unless it could be proven that he used non-available information to sell his stock, he is entitled to trade at any time.

    376. jason says:

      Normal, not only in Portland.

    377. Tina says:

      Doj releases video showing cops waving in the Maga grandparents on 1/6 (at least through this area).

      Senator Johnson says that 300 folks came through this corridor and were waved through,

      The issue is many were charged and pleaded guilty for parading. Doj appears to have hidden this video for obvious reasons. Looks like they should appeall.

    378. jason says:

      ‘According to the Daily Mail, a violent mob of about 100 “anarchists” began running wild through the city, vandalizing walls, smashing windows, and setting fires at around 10 pm last Tuesday night. This resulted in $500,000 worth of damage. Despite the overwhelming chaos, police report that they could only stand by and watch as their city fell to rioters as new laws tied their hands and prevented them from acting.’

    379. NYCmike says:

      In regard to Powell and his stock sales, it looks sleazy, just like it did for the ex-Georgia Senator.

      She should have resigned and got out of the race, and Powell should step aside as well. Any other officeholder who sells and/or buys right before a big change in the market should come under intense scrutiny to resign the office.

      If I was to become a representative, I would make all trades before taking my oath, and then only invest any savings accrued in US bonds.

    380. NYCmike says:

      #389 – is there a link for that story?

    381. Wes says:

      A major GOP donor is using a PAC to finance a primary challenge to John Boozman (R-AR):

      Of course Boozman hails from the heart of the ARGOP–AR-3–while Bequette hails from Little Rock, which has comparatively few GOP primary voters. I’m not really sure about the point of this challenge.

    382. Tina says:

      · 5m
      Dr. Gottlieb Warns New “Super Variant” Is Behind Latest COVID Comeback In UK

    383. Tina says:


      Cameron Joseph
      · 2h
      Two different senior House Dems announced they’ll retire today – Mike Doyle (D-PA) and David Price (D-NC). More signs of how confident Dems are feeling about holding the House next fall.

    384. Tina says:

      I agree,

      · 13m
      Colin Powell played a key role driving us into one of the worst foreign policy blunders in History, but he also wrote an email worrying about a Hillary presidency because “Bill is still out there dicking bimbos”, so my feelings about his legacy are mixed.

    385. Wobbles says:

      Remember when I used to come here breathlessly to announce ever R retirement and then portray it as impending doom for the party.

      I have evolved. I am glad the Democrats are renewing their ranks with young socialists.

    386. jason says:

      As pointed out by someone on the Internet, Powell probably would not have left people behind Afghanistan.

    387. Tina says:

      Was General Millie Vanilli warned in advance of Chinas space nuke?

    388. Bitterlaw says:


    389. jason says:

      NYC hardest hit.

      The Dem deadenders are even lashing out at Schumer over at DKos.

      “I have been of this mindset for at least the past 20 years. Where are the Dems with passion, chutzpah, and forcefulness? Where is the outrage over the condition Tramp left this country and our government in after totally screwing it up during his 4 years in office. Why aren’t any of the Dem congressional representatives screaming every day about how he sabotaged America, and continues to sabotage it daily?

      Schumer needs to go! He is way too dry and passive. Garland needs to go! He is way too weak. His demeanor and persona scream weakness! The entire Dem party needs people who know how to market, sell, and articulate strong, progressive messages.

      The Dems are much too polite and respectful. It’s time to take the gloves off and fight fire with fire!”

      I have to disagree with the poster that Dems lack chutzpah, however.

    390. Tina says:


      · 42m
      NEW: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says the city’s Fraternal Order of Police is attempting to “induce an insurrection” by opposing vaccine mandate.

    391. Tina says:

      Lol, I thought only trump caused “insurrections?”

      · 42m
      NEW: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says the city’s Fraternal Order of Police is attempting to “induce an insurrection” by opposing vaccine mandate.

    392. Tgca says:

      Note to share with stoopid liberals.

      Dr. Fow-chee proven WRONG again!

      A multi-city study reporting the impacts of large outdoor sporting events has concluded they did not result in the superspreader events predicted even though the good doctor is still against these events.

    393. Tina says:

      Jason D. Meister ??
      Florida currently has the lowest per capita COVID cases among the contiguous 48 states.

      I expect wall to wall coverage giving
      credit for crushing the virus despite not implementing vaccine passports and mask mandates.

    394. Phil says:

      Better vaccinated than the US, United Kingdom hit 50K new cases today. That’s their biggest one day total since mid July.

    395. jason says:

      Jason Dee Master?

      Must be a relative.

    396. Tgca says:

      I think these kids are from Radnor. This is what wokeness brings to our culture. Insanity!!!

    397. Tgca says:

      Note to self.

      Jadon is more fitting to be called Burgermeister Meisterburger than Jadon Dee Master especially in this upcoming Holiday season.

    398. jason says:

      Bitter is now reading the crime reports from York and Lancaster, in an effort to shore up his credentials as King of the False Equivalencies.

      So far his has compared rape on public transportation witnessed by other riders who just stood by with a bear sighting in York.

      Failing to find anything significant in York he moved east to another county and is trying to compare an isolated mall shooting with no fatalities with the daily carnage of shootings and murders in Philadelphia.

      He has definitely shored up his credentials.

      Btw, this map pretty much dispels any truth to Bitter’s contention that there is only crime in a few bad neighborhoods of Philly.

    399. Tgca says:

      Note to self to send to Jadon report on Amish and Covid 19 approach in Lancaster County.

      Most Amish refused vaccine and treatment and pretty much achieved herd immunity with natural immunity.

      Surprised Dr. Fow-chee has not suggesting shutting down the Amish businesses and taking their horses away.

    400. jason says:


      Biden Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm: “We don’t have much moral authority” to call out Communist China.”

    401. Bitterlaw says:

      There is crime in every part of the city. The shootings/murders are mostly in a few neighborhoods in North Philadelphia, West Philadelphia, Logan (but not Logan Circle), Strawberry Mansion, Juniata, and Kensington (also has highest drug traffic and prostitution). My offer stands. I will drive Jason to tour all of these areas..

    402. jason says:

      Most of the Amish have had Covid. Some died, it was the will of God, but not many.

      They don’t wear masks, although some do at markets that sell to the English because they probably think the English expect it.

    403. jason says:

      My offer stands. I will drive Jason to tour all of these areas..’

      Sorry, I prefer to tour with someone with a realistic view of the situation.

      Nothing personal.

    404. jason says:

      The shootings/murders are mostly in a few neighborhoods in North Philadelphia, West Philadelphia, Logan (but not Logan Circle), Strawberry Mansion, Juniata, and Kensington”

      A ‘few”neighborhoods in N. Philadelphia, a ‘few’ in W. Philadelphia, Logan, Strawbery Mansion, Juniata and Kensington. And probably a “few” more Bitter forgot about.

      That is a lot of “fews”. And a lot of BS.

    405. Bitterlaw says:

      A Philly A-hole who is afraid of Philadelphia? Ironic. I thought a soldier would have more courage.

    406. Chicon says:

      So, other than six neighborhoods, Philly is safe. Is that it? Just six?

    407. jason says:

      To be fair, it looks like he listed about 25.

    408. jason says:

      A Philly A-hole who is afraid of Philadelphia? Ironic. I thought a soldier would have more courage”

      I didn’t say afraid. I said it was a crime infested, drug ridden, corrupt cesspool.

    409. Bitterlaw says:

      Chicon – I lived in Philadelphia between 1994 and 2002. I have worked in the City since 1994 (except for a year in Horsham and a few months in Bala Cynwyd but still went to courts in Philadelphia). I have never been threatened, harmed or felt unsafe in any neighborhood in the city. That includes the neighborhoods I named when I needed to meet with witness/investigate accidents.

    410. jason says:

      See, I don’t believe in eating a worm infested apple on the theory some of it has fewer worms.

    411. jason says:

      Zzzzzz… Bitter “lived” in Philly 20 years ago.
      Of course he hasn’t noticed it might have changed, because he only parks there now and scurries into a building probably like a frightened rabbit.

    412. Bitterlaw says:

      I guess what I find surprising is that Jason fears the city. He is right that there are areas devastated by drugs. Like every part of the state, including York.

    413. Bitterlaw says:

      I fired a shotgun once at targets. Jason owns several guns but is afraid of Philadelphia.

    414. jason says:

      ‘there are areas”


      Cousin of the “few”.

    415. jason says:

      I guess what I find surprising is that Jason fears the city”


      I grew up in much more challenging areas than where Bitter ‘lived” in Philadelphia. I am also 50 times more culturally adapted to survive in a bad area than he is.

      I just point out that Bitter’s rosy and unrealistic view of Philadelphia is superficial and foolish and shows he lives close to the city but know very little about it.

    416. Bitterlaw says:

      Walt and WVAlly have been to Philadelphia and had lunch with me. Maybe they could hold Jason’s hand if he visits.

    417. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason is adapted to live in a bad area but won’t even have dinner in Philadelphia. What a badass.

      I lived in the city from 1994 to 2002. You put “” around live for some reason. Do you want the address? I don’t think the current resident wants you stopping by. I will say it was on S. 18th Street.

    418. jason says:

      And btw, pointing out York City has a drug problem does not offend me, just like Bitter should not be offended by the FACT Philadelphia is one of the most dangerous, high crime, high murder rate, high drug problem and politically corrupt cities in America.

    419. jason says:

      I have been to Philly dozens of times.

      It doesn’t change any of the facts.

    420. Bitterlaw says:

      Maybe jason thinks if he can scare me I will move to the middle of nowhere so I can be bored and live in fear like he does.

    421. jason says:

      Bitter “lived” in Philly 20 years ago.

      What a badass.

    422. Bitterlaw says:

      So you have been there at least 8000 fewer times than I have. Good to know. If it is so horrible, why did you come back after the first time?

    423. jason says:

      FACT all of Bitter’s lies cannot hide.

      July 23, 2021

      “PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As of Thursday, the number of homicide victims in Philadelphia this year is up to at least 314 people. That’s up 35% from this time last year.

      Philadelphia now has the highest murder rate in the country per capita of the country’s 10 largest cities.”

    424. Bitterlaw says:

      You and your “” can GFY. I lived there.

    425. jason says:

      If it is so horrible, why did you come back after the first time?”

      Because, contrary to what you said, I am not “afraid” of going. I am used to traveling to high crime cities. I take normal precautions but I am not paranoid.

      But again, this is not about me. My view doesn’t change the facts and neither do yours.

      It is what it is. It is not what you say it is.

    426. Wes says:

      All right. Interesting argument Bitter and Jason have going here.

    427. jason says:

      Maybe jason thinks if he can scare me”


      Nobody is trying to scare you.

    428. Bitterlaw says:

      Find a single post where I denied that there is a high murder rate in Philadelphia. You won’t. What your fear-filled mind can’t accept is that Rittenhouse Square is different than Kensington and that the corner of N. 23rd and Cecil B. Moore is different than the corner of Broad and E. Passyunk. You don’t know anything about the city so you reduce it all to a single terrible place your fear-filled mind can accept.

    429. jason says:

      Does anyone beside Bitter really want to deny this statement?

      “Philadelphia is one of the most dangerous, high crime, high murder rate, high drug problem and politically corrupt cities in America.”

    430. Bitterlaw says:

      I have never been a victim of crime in Philadelphia. How is that possible in such a terrible place?

    431. jason says:

      Rittenhouse Square is different than Kensington”

      Zzzzzzz…we are back to “Philly has some nice neighborhoods with lower crime rates than others”.

      Nobody ever said otherwise.

      Does it change:

      “Philadelphia is one of the most dangerous, high crime, high murder rate, high drug problem and politically corrupt cities in America.”

      Of course not.

    432. jason says:

      Bitterlaw says:
      October 18, 2021 at 8:45 pm

      I have never been a victim of crime in Philadelphia. How is that possible in such a terrible place’?

      This wins the “stupid argument of the month” hands down.

      Philadelphia cannot be a high crime, drug ridden, politically corrupt cesspool, because somebody who lives in Radnor was not a victim of a crime in Philadelphia.

    433. Bitterlaw says:

      Does anybody really believe frightened Jason has been to Philadelphia dozens of times? If he has, he probably sat in a hotel room on Broad Street (maybe the Bellevue or Double Tree) and ordered room service or ate in the hotel restaurant.

    434. jason says:

      Heh, funny from somebody who never goes anywhere.

    435. Bitterlaw says:

      8 1/2 years of living in Philadelphia. Working in Philadelphia Summers of 1991 and 1992. Since November of 2002, worked in the City or went to court there or went in for dining, museums, sporting events, etc. 300 days a year. You would think I would have been a crime victim at least once. I’m not armed. I should have been an easy target.

    436. Wes says:

      I just received my collection of 1930s Bela Lugosi serials. Unfortunately the collection didn’t include Return of Chandu (1934)–the serial I wanted most after The Phantom Creeps (1939). Instead, Raiders of Lost City, a 1944 serial starring Lionel Atwill was included. I don’t know if I should grouse or be happy I received a serial I would otherwise have had a hard time finding.

      PS: I enjoy the nostalgic feel of those 1930s and 1940s serials as they often are quite similar to the pulp literature of the time I like to read.

      Just a random rant I decided to make to break up the interminable Bitter-Jason fight.

    437. jason says:

      I bet you can’t name a city anywhere in the world considered dangerous that I haven’t been to.

      Can you say the same just because you are brave enough to scurry from your parking spot to your office building during broad daylight?

    438. jason says:

      Wow, Bitter wasn’t robbed at a nice restaurant or a museum.

      What a badass!

    439. jason says:

      Let’s cut to the chase here.

      “Philadelphia is one of the most dangerous, high crime, high murder rate, high drug problem and politically corrupt cities in America.”

      True or false?

    440. Bitterlaw says:

      Good thing I don’t listen to Jason. I would have skipped going to places like Rome, Chicago, Cleveland and Pittsburgh. I really liked all of them.

    441. jason says:

      Heh, like I ever told you not to go anywhere.

    442. jason says:

      So, let’s just end this.

      One word.

      True or false?

    443. jason says:

      The argument will be over whichever word you choose.

    444. Wes says:

      Ugh, Jason. I call BS on that. You and Bitter will never stop arguing.

    445. Bitterlaw says:

      True by statistics but not everywhere. So what? I’m not a pussy like you. I would not want to live embracing boredom because of fear like you do. I bet your old neighbors in Texas would feel sorry for you now.

    446. Bitterlaw says:

      A Philly A-hole afraid of Philadelphia? Never expected to see that.

    447. jason says:

      True by statistics”


    448. Wes says:

      All right. Let’s cancel a Founding Father who expanded the country west and began the preparations to keep Britain from reabsorbing our country:

    449. jason says:

      “I would not want to live embracing boredom because of fear like you do.

      You do live in boredom. You live in Radnor, remember?


    450. Wes says:

      So, hottest Sinbad girl: Kathryn Grant (7th Voyage of Sinbad), Caroline Munro (Golden Voyage of Sinbad), Jane Seymour (Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger), or Taryn Power (same movie as Seymour)?


    451. jason says:


      Bitter admits “STATISTICS” show that:

      “Philadelphia is one of the most dangerous, high crime, high murder rate, high drug problem and politically corrupt cities in America.”

      We can move on.

    452. jason says:

      I would ask how you would know that if not for “statistics” but the argument is over.

    453. jason says:

      Can we have some pictures.

      I only remember Jane Seymour.

    454. Bitterlaw says:

      There are great neighborhoods and things to do in Philadelphia.

      True or False?

      Nobody ever moved to Central Pennsylvania for history (except Gettysburg), excitement, culture, or a Top 10 school district.

      True or False?

    455. jason says:

      Not even close so far.


    456. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes – Halloween Kills was pretty good. It is funny to compare how much more frightening the original was with so few killings than this bloodbath.

    457. jason says:

      1) True.

      And just about every large city has nice neighborhoods and things to do without being the murder and drug and political corruption capital of the country.

      2) False

      Not sure about that. But I only speak for myself.
      I didn’t move here for the climate history, excitement or school district. I figured I was close enough to DC, Baltimore, Philly, and NYC for culture however. Also, it is quite a beautiful area.

    458. Wes says:

      I’ve heard mixed reviews about it, Bitter. Basically the kills are cool, but the dialogue is horrible while the subtlety of the original is non-existent.

      I haven’t seen it personally to judge yet.

    459. Wes says:

      Right after I post pictures of four hot women, Jason and Bitter go back to arguing.

      Ay Dios Mio.

    460. jason says:

      Whoop, Karyn is a contender.

    461. jason says:

      No more argument.

      I answered Bitter’s question.

      He answered mine.

    462. Bitterlaw says:

      There are beautiful areas of Pennsylvania. For a weekend. After 2 days of trees and hills, it is time to leave. Same with lakes.

    463. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason prefers Baltimore to Philadelphia? Baltimore has a higher violent crime rate. And the Inner Harbor sucks.

    464. Wes says:

      So, Bitter, which Sinbad girl did you prefer?

    465. Bitterlaw says:

      Munro but I thought it was a weak field.

    466. Wes says:

      How do you consider a field both Caroline Munro and Jane Seymour are in weak?

    467. jason says:

      Jason prefers Baltimore to Philadelphia? Baltimore has a higher violent crime rate. And the Inner Harbor sucks.”

      How do you get that from:

      ” I was close enough to DC, Baltimore, Philly, and NYC for culture however”

      Baltimore is a crime and drug ridden cesspool too.

      And the inner harbor is polluted and the restaurants overrated and overpriced.

    468. Bitterlaw says:

      Any group without Kate Upton is a weak field. Jane Seymour lost points for growing up to be Dr. Quinn – Medicine Woman. My mom liked that show.

    469. jason says:

      However, it is 50 miles from here while Philly is over a 100 so there is that.

      I can grab a crab in half the time I could grab a cheese steak.

    470. Tgca says:

      Note to self to share with others on HHR.

      I have come in and out of Newark well over a thousand times as an adult. I also worked in downtown Newark for 2 years.

      I worked in Camden for over a year on a project and drove through nasty neighborhoods to and from work daily.

      I worked on a project in Oakland for nearly a year and had to drive through bad neighborhoods to and from work as well as walking to a parking lot at night.

      I have NEVER had a problem during that time in Newark, Camden or Oakland.

      That doesn’t change the fact that Newark, Camden and Oakland are still crime-ridden, drug infested, dangerous, corrupt cities with high murder and assault rates.

      In my yoot, I also went to some gay bars in seedy areas of cities before they were routinely allowed in decent neighborhoods.

      I guess all this makes me fearless and braver than any other poster on HHR. I deserve some sort of heroic medal.

    471. Tgca says:

      This pisses me off!

      Stoopid former gay surgeon general Adams blamed the unvaccinated for Colin Powell’s death.

      How the f*ck does this moron draw that conclusion that a specific person’s death is because of the unvaccinated when study after study shows the vaccinated are spreading the virus.

      Former Trump administration Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Monday on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” that former Secretary of State Colin Powell died because some Americans were not vaccinated.

    472. jason says:

      I give Tgca the “Pat yourself on the back Emeritus” medal.

    473. Tgca says:

      Note to self.

      Send thank you to Jadon for recognizing my heroic deeds of so bravely navigating through the streets of Newark, Camden, and Oakland in my adult life without concern or regard of the dangers I faced and that is only rivaled by Bitter walking 9 blocks to his office in the white privileged dominated rush hour crowds in Philly carry a briefcase with 30 lbs of Coca Cola.

    474. Wes says:

      I don’t understand the fascination with Kate Upton, Bitter. She’s pretty, but there are more attractive women. For instance, Florence Colgate has the world’s perfect face:

    475. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes will appreciate this. Last night, the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Kraken! Seattle got an NHL team and named it after a mythological creature. It is a cool name. .

    476. Tgca says:

      Note to self.

      Not sure what context this is in but if it’s actual routine drilling practices in the military then this is the epitome of wokeness in the military.

    477. jason says:

      Two guys jaywalked in York. Supposedly, dozens of bystanders did nothing.

      In Philly bystanders filmed a woman being raped.

      “PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man charged with raping a woman on a commuter train just outside of Philadelphia harassed her for more than 40 minutes while multiple people held up their phones to seemingly record the assault without intervening, authorities said.

      More than two dozen train stops passed as the man harassed, groped and eventually raped the woman, the police chief for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority said at a news conference Monday.”

    478. jason says:

      Luckily this only happens in the 25-30 “bad” neighborhoods in Philly.

    479. jason says:

      Should we root for the Braves? I hope they score more touchdowns (or is it goals?) than the other teams.

      “This is the beauty of sports. Even as the ball does not care what color skin throws, catches, hits, or otherwise manipulates its behavior, it is equally indifferent to which city it resides. Whether the Braves players have any great fealty to the city of Atlanta is solely their concern. They clearly enjoy playing for one another, and their flair for the dramatic is fun except for Dodgers fans.

      The series is far from over. If any major league team can rip off four wins in the next five games, it’s the Dodgers. Still, after the childish virtue-signaling baseball commissioner Rob Manfred bathed in by yanking this year’s All-Star Game from Atlanta after the state passed a comprehensive voting reform law, wouldn’t it be sweet justice indeed to watch him have to present the World Series championship trophy there?”

    480. jason says:

      If there is any justice they will settle them in NYC’s neighborhood as he bleats WE ARE WINNING! and tells his friends and neighbors he expects th Senate to vote on a 50% cut to legal immigration soon.

      “Planeloads of underage migrants are being flown secretly into suburban New York in an effort by President Biden’s administration to quietly resettle them across the region, The Post has learned.

      The charter flights originate in Texas, where the ongoing border crisis has overwhelmed local immigration officials, and have been underway since at least August, according to sources familiar with the matter.

      Last week, The Post saw two planes land at the Westchester County Airport, where most of the passengers who got off appeared to be children and teens, with a small portion appearing to be men in their 20s.”

    481. Bitterlaw says:

      So jason did not mean it when he said the debate regarding Philadelphia was over. Typical.

    482. jason says:

      Debate is over. I was just filling in the posters with the news.

      Don’t be offended.

    483. jason says:

      You answered “True according by statistics” to the statement

      “Philadelphia is one of the most dangerous, high crime, high murder rate, high drug problem and politically corrupt cities in America.”

      We are in complete agreement.

      I answered true to the statement:

      “There are great neighborhoods and things to do in Philadelphia.”

      Nothing left to argue about.

    484. jason says:

      Poor Bitter woke up wanting to fight.

      Tgca, do you want to help out?


    485. Bitterlaw says:

      Fine. You know I am not planning on moving out of Radnor and I intend to keep working in Philadelphia no matter how many posts you make, right?

    486. jason says:

      Dang. I guess my plan of enticing you to buy my house here in Bittersville when I retire to FL and buy Tgca’s beach house is not working.


    487. jason says:

      Don’t worry. Lupita is getting old, so if you are worried about having to take care of her it might not be an issue by then.

    488. mnw says:


      Powell’s “insider” trades:

      1) WSJ reports his trades were “within fed rules.” These trades were timely disclosed.

      2) Powell traded a broad-based “total market return” fund (Vanguard Total Market Return). This is not a suspicious looking trade, at least to me. Buying/selling a vaccine stock might be. He cashed out about $5 million. Trading the total market is kind of plain vanilla for someone who is supposedly trading on inside information.

      3) After Powell sold, the Vanguard fund dropped 1.5%– and then went up +35%.

      I don’t care whether Powell lives or dies– I couldn’t pick him out of a lineup. But this supposed insider trading scandal looks to me like a nothingball. The classic example of insider trading would be buying worthless (out of the money) put or call options on a stock– the day before some dramatic news about that stock.

    489. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      So GOP Congressman, Jeff Fortenbury(NE), announced that this week he will be indicted for “lying” to an FBI investigator.
      I have no clue if he did or not, but what gets me is that Andrew McCabe most definitely did but it was characterized as “at times, he was not candid”. McCabe escaped indictment and the current DOJ has decided he was a “victim” and restored his compensation and honor.
      Please don’t get me started on all the indictable offenses committed by one Hunter Biden in which federal law enforcement has looked the other way.

      Anyone who tells you that their are not two tiers of political justice in this Country is a moron!

    490. Tgca says:

      504. Jadon

      As usual, I prefer to stay neutral and keep my opinions to myself and let you guys work out your differences.

      I will say that Philly does have some interesting historical sites and folks should enjoy it while it lasts before it’s all removed due to wokeness.

      With respect to crime, Philly does rank high on the list so I’m glad Bitter has never been a victim of crime and I hope he avoids the trains as I would hate to see him become a rape victim on septa while other passengers film but do not intervene to help him out.

    491. mnw says:


      Point well taken.

      But at least that district is R+11. So there’s that.

    492. Meldrim says:

      #449, “I just received my collection of 1930s Bela Lugosi serials.”

      Wes, I had no idea that they made Count Chocula back in the 1930s.

      Oh, you wrote “serials” … .

      : )

    493. Meldrim says:

      And the winner is Munro, no contest.

    494. jason says:

      Insider trading is actually very hard to prove. And for it to happen you have to have been given access to information that is not available by any other means or sources and use it to your advantage. If you attend a meeting and someone says “I think this virus thing is going to tank the market” and you think, damm, he may be right and sell your holdings that is not ‘insider information”.

      It is kind of like bribery in the sense that for someone to be accused of bribery there needs to be a quid pro quo.

    495. jason says:

      I will say that Philly does have some interesting historical sites and folks should enjoy it while it lasts before it’s all removed due to wokeness.”

      Yeah, that cracked bell is probably racist. And Ben Franklin will have to cancelled eventually, there are rumors he was white.

    496. jason says:

      “There are already seven House Democrats retiring, with another five seeking other office. So 12 are not running again. According to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), there may be even more Democrats deciding to pack it in after the holidays. The more there are, the more they may breed, when it looks more and more doubtful that the Democrats will be able to hold the House.

      Of those seven known to be retiring now, four of them are in very competitive districts including Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Filemon Vela (D-TX), and Ron Kind (D-WI). Of the people leaving their seats for other positions, Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA) and Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) narrowly won, indicating that their seats are likely to be very competitive, as well.”

      I don’t know if Rs have a good candidate for Lamb’s seat. I think Sean Parnell would be a shoo-in, I am doubtful he even really lost in 2020 given the vote difference, but he is running for the senate. Crist won by 6 against Paulina Luna, who was involved in a weird stalking case, now dismissed. Not sure she is the best R candidate.

    497. lisab says:

      Yeah, that cracked bell is probably racist. And Ben Franklin will have to cancelled eventually, there are rumors he was white.

      For Whom Will the Liberty Bell Toll? From Controversy to Collaboration

      What has added to the drama in presenting the Liberty Bell anew is the chunk of real estate upon which the new pavilion is being erected. The site is where the widow of William Masters, mighty merchant and Philadelphia mayor in the 1750s, erected a fine mansion in about 1767-68. As it turns out, Masters was probably Philadelphia’s largest slaveowner; in 1761, his probated estate listed the names of 34 slaves of African descent. Some of them may have helped build the house. In 1772, Widow Masters gifted the mansion to her daughter Polly, after she married Richard Penn, grandson of William Penn. Polly and Richard Penn were also slaveowners, but on a small scale. The mansion’s next occupant, shortly after the Revolution erupted, was Sir William Howe, the British general leading the army that occupied Philadelphia from September 1777 to June 1778. After Howe’s recall, Sir Henry Clinton moved in and, like Howe, his enslaved Africans toiled on this site. After the British decamped, Benedict Arnold arrived to declare martial law and occupy the Masters-Penn mansion. Two enslaved Africans were among his household retinue of seven. Then in 1781, Robert Morris, financier of the American Revolution as he has been called, purchased the house and began to reconstruct it, probably with the labor of his several slaves, not including Hero, who had fled to the British just before they took the city. Thus, for the entire revolutionary period, the lives of the free and unfree mingled intimately on this piece of Philadelphia.

    498. NYCmike says:

      Let’s go Braves!

      As for Powell, after seeing more information, I repeal my earlier statement. Having his money in a Vanguard account would be acceptable to me.

    499. mnw says:

      That 14 second clip where Biden tries to talk over the band music, until his wife walks up & says “Look at me!”, & then he wanders off? By far the worst example of his cognitive decline I’ve seen to date.

      I guess his mental deterioration is baked into the cake now, & his supporters just don’t care about it.

    500. jason says:

      The lectern was just sitting there, people were milling around and you can see nobody expected Biden to speak.

      He seems like he just is attracted to it and then blurts out “let me tell you’ completely out of the blue.

      Very scary.

    501. NYCmike says:


      That “Dr.” is a real nasty piece of arse.

    502. NYCmike says:

      Where is the link to watch our President doing this?

    503. Gordon Allen says:

      MN. It must be clear to secret service agents,and longtime staff at the WH too.
      At what point does loyalty end,as so far oy crickets. Or the MSM buries leaders.
      But it is really dangerous, and only more so as time goes by

    504. jason says:

      “We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government. It is unreasonable, invasive, and unsafe to force our restaurant associates to segregate customers,” wrote Wensigner.’

      Of course, the HHR fascists actually think it is ok for private businesses to act as vaccination police even though it is unreasonable, invasive and unsafe to segregate customers.

    505. Gordon Allen says:

      Leakers. Auto correct is awful

    506. jason says:

      It looks like the Secret Service guy also intervenes and says something to him.

    507. jason says:

      Geezus, I read “really nice piece of arse’ and thought NYC is having cognitive decline even worse than Biden.

      Since I read it wrong, maybe the thousands of martinis are finally taking their toll.

    508. Cash Cow TM says:

      I think you could see a more effective congress by just picking peoples’ names out of a hat from every state to go to be in congress.

      Read an discuss:

      The rules of selection would include:

      1–same age requirement as in constitution

      2–be a U.S. Citizen for at leas 10 years

      3–live in that state they are representing for at least 5 years

      4–score at 100 or above on an IQ test

      5–must pass a physical and mental exam to weed out the infirmed and afflicted

      6–must pass a basic test on government

      7–must communicate orally and verbally in English

      8–must own personal or real estate property valued at $5,000 or above (weeds out most of the homeless living under bridges)

      9–must not have been convicted of a felony

      10–if any of them accept any money or emoluments from anyone they get kicked out of congress immediately and have to turn over all they were given to go to the border protection fund.

      11–perhaps we should also require that they either identify as a male or a female…


      We do this and get rid of elections to congress and there is no need to get donations for running for re-election since the next election will also be random drawing of people who meet the qualifications above.

      We also annual seize the average amount of political donations given to candidates by any and all businesses, organizations and groups (such as unions) that they have given over the past 10 years. We use that money to go to the border protection fund.

      We also pass a law to annually just seize the average amount over the past 10 years in political related donations and ideologically motivated moneys given to various whack-a-doodle groups by the likes of Soros, Bezos, Zuckerberg, Bill and Melinda Gates, etc.

      We use that money to buy hay for cows.
      Or maybe to reduce the national debt.

      DISCUSS !!

      (a discussion of the above would be FAR preferred than the inane arguments between jason and Bitter.)

    509. NYCmike says:

      “Since I read it wrong, maybe the thousands of martinis are finally taking their toll.”

      -No, you were always an a-hole, with or without the drink.

    510. Tina says:

      Joel Pollak
      · 1h
      Wow. @EmeraldRobinson asks @PressSec why @SecretaryPete isn’t back at work. Psaki says he was on a conference call. Robinson asks if he’s physically at work. Psaki deflects. Robinson asks who is in charge while Pete is gone. Answer: a “range of officials,” & no one in particular.

    511. jason says:

      -No, you were always an a-hole, with or without the drink.”

      Thanks man, I would hate not to be genuine.

    512. Gordon Allen says:

      On a more substantive,non pissing contest note, the Atlanta fed gdp 3rd quarter number is
      .05%. Barely above negative growth.

    513. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag’s hero Michael Cohen is upset the he is reaping what he sowed.

      Takes a scumbag to know one.

      “Michael Cohen dismissed British ex-spy Christopher Steele as a “f***ing liar” and “Austin Powers” after the ex-MI6 agent suggested former President Donald Trump’s lawyer committed “treason.”

      In an interview with George Stephanopoulos, former President Bill Clinton’s communications director, Steele defended his discredited anti-Trump dossier. The line where Steele accused Cohen of “treason” was not included in the ABC News clip on Sunday, only appearing in the full episode on Hulu on Monday.

      Steele compiled the discredited Trump-Russia dossier after being hired by opposition research firm Fusion GPS, which itself had been hired by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016.

      During the interview, the agent reiterated his evidence-free claim about alleged Russian collusion in Prague despite findings by special counsel Robert Mueller and the FBI that this was false.

      Stephanopoulos noted that Cohen turned on Trump and said it defied logic he would continue to deny the meeting if it were true.

      “I don’t agree with that. It’s self-incriminating to a very great degree,” Steele insisted.

      Stephanopoulos asked what Cohen would be incriminating himself in, and Steele replied, “Treason, presumably.”

      Cohen, who pleaded guilty to a number of crimes in 2018, released a new episode of his Mea Culpa podcast on Monday.

      “Guess what’s back again? The Steele report, that piece of s*** document produced by Austin Powers,” Cohen said. “Steele is a f***ing liar. He’s a fraud.”

    514. jason says:

      On a more substantive,non pissing contest note,”

      “Substantive” is in the eye of the beholder.


    515. NYCmike says:

      -Just to remind the Jebots, and the rest of you……that said, I really wish Trump would change a little bit…..alas, 70+ years of being the same person change is probably too hard to do.

    516. DW says:

      Here is a dumb headline:

      “94% of the universe’s galaxies are permanently beyond our reach”

      Voyager and New Horizons are barely outside our solar system, but the nearest star is 4.37 light-years, and we currently have no mechanism or technology to get there.

      The Andromeda Galaxy is a whopping 2.1 million light years away, and that’s right next door compared to other galaxies. The others are much much further away.

      Probably safe to say 100% are permanently beyond our reach.

    517. NYCmike says:


      Donald Trump became President of the United States.

      NEVER say NEVER (unless you are jason and it doesn’t translate the same in Quechuan)!

    518. Tina says:

      The economy is cratering.

      4th quarter gonna be bad.

    519. DW says:

      540 – Trump won, partly because Hillary was absolutely stupid, arrogant, overconfident and in denial. The new white house drapes were ordered, her cabinet picked, and just so as to not jinx it, she canceled the fireworks scheduled for election night.

      Now if the Mets ever win the world series again, then I will reconsider if its possible to get to Andromeda. In 1986, the Mets took over the debt of the Red Sox’ Bambino curse in exchange for the Game 6 comeback.

      Now they are stuck with it.

    520. Wes says:

      Well, DW, theoretically the Einstein-Rosen Bridge is possible. Assuming one wouldn’t trigger the nightmare scenario seen in Event Horizon (1997), an Einstein-Rosen Bridge would enable visitation of every part of the universe.

    521. DW says:

      543 – the wiki article on the Einstein-Rosen Bridge is so full of ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ that its clearly in the realm of Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock.

    522. Wes says:

      That’s all theoretical science, DW. Since Einstein himself believed in the possibility of one, he must have calculated its theoretical existence as more than simply a fantasy.

    523. DW says:

      Speaking of fantasy…

      This one I had called correctly, right from the start. Back when it first came out I had called it out for being a hoax, and that’s what it turned out to be. They had four employees and were not an aerospace company and did not have any technology or contracts with any providers of technology.

      They had a lot of clever artist renderings and they raked in tens of millions of dollars from dupes.

    524. Tina says:

      More Putzaki…

      Washington Free Beacon
      · 3h
      When NYT reporter Michael Shear asks about the ongoing supply chain crisis, Psaki jokes about “the tragedy of the treadmill that’s delayed”
      Show this thread

    525. Wes says:

      TMac tries to distance himself from a stupid statement–and makes it worse:

      I’m tempted to shift this to Lean R Pickup. I’m keeping Sewer State-Gov at Solid D Hold though. Too many people up there take the Bitterlaw position of being fine with corruption and sleaze even as the world burns around them.

    526. lisab says:

      the move to monitor spending over $600

      has now changed to $10,000, so it only targets high income people

      because only high income people deposit more tan $10,000 in a year

    527. mnw says:

      548 Wes

      And the Loudoun County School Board “rape-by-a-boy-in-a-dress” controversy is the perfect background music!

    528. mnw says:


      I confess to having a touch of Trump fatigue too, occasionally.

      I sure don’t want Trump & the stolen election dominating the ’22 midterms.

    529. Wes says:

      That actually has ties to McAuliffe, Mnw. I’m guessing the Kossacks on RRH are still saying TMac is a lock to win.

    530. Tina says:

      Notice how Mcawful is trying to walk back his incredibly stupid statement.

      I remember rush back in 1999/2000 referring to him as the punk.

    531. Tina says:

      We know that Munchkin will fold here.

      Enema has bigger balls than Munchkin.

    532. mnw says:

      I scroll through the comments on RRH daily, & I haven’t seen any “TMac is a lock” posts lately. That may be because there haven’t been any new polls, though.

      I agree with Allahpundit that McA wouldn’t have cut that “out of context” ad if he hadn’t seen some alarming private polling on that issue.

      Youngkin is VERY good at quick reaction, I’ve noticed. VERY good indeed, and… I still think he’ll likely lose.

    533. Tina says:

      (Forgot to add this to my previous post on Munchkin.

      Chad Pergram
      · 1h
      From colleague Kelly Phares. Manchin on negotiations on social spending plan: “We’ll keep talking until we understand each other.” Says “it’s possible” they could get a deal by end of the week. “We’re talking every morning and night to see if there’s a framework we can agree on”

    534. Wes says:

      I’m not sure if Youngkin is a likely loser at this point, Mnw. Things have so badly deteriorated for the Dems over the past nine months at worst TMac gets a win of of 1-3 points at the tail end of the night on 11-2.

    535. Bitterlaw says:

      548. Zzzzzzzzzzzz. I have never voted for the Democrat nominee in any election in New Jersey or Pennsylvania. I moved out of New Jersey in 1994. My family still living in New Jersey only vote for Republicans. They certainly voted for the Republicans who ran against Menendez. None of us is fine with corruption or sleaze.

      Stupid argument that my 94 year old dad in his hospice bed and my brother and his wife should move out of New Jersey (leaving their daughter’s grave behind) in 3…2…1…

    536. Tina says:

      Is this new? If so, he is getting into Mute 43 Territory.

      Ryan James Girdusky
      (Quinnipiac) Do you approve/disapprove of Biden?

      Overall: 37/52
      GOP: 3/95
      Dem: 80/11
      Indie: 28/56
      Men: 30/58
      Women: 43/45
      White w/ degree: 50/46
      White w/o degree: 25/65
      White: 33/59
      Black: 65/22
      Hispanic: 33/51

    537. Wes says:

      Well, Bitter, you frequently tell us how much you hate Southerners because of accents. You’ve never once told us how bad Sewer Staters are for knowingly and willingly voting for a corrupt child rapist–by double digits.

      Why exactly is that?

      I can conclude only the thing you express hatred for bothers you while the thing you rarely or never criticize does not.

      Tell me how I’m wrong.

    538. Tgca says:


      I don’t recall being polled by Quinnipiac on Biden’s approval but I would definitely fall into the 22% of blacks that disapprove.

    539. Bitterlaw says:

      You’re wrong. Actually, you are the one who frequently and repeatedly brings up my past reasons for not wanting to live in the South. I did not say I hate Southerners. You keep bringing it up. Why? Your need for me to accept where you live is odd considering the contempt I inspire in you.

    540. Wes says:

      You said you hate Southerners for their accents and supposed fake politeness.

      Those were your words.

      Obviously since you’ve repeatedly felt the need to type that on here, it’s a feeling you have.

      You refused to answer the question by the way.

      I’ll rephrase:

      Why do people who talk a certain way bother you while people who actively vote for someone as vile as Bob Menendez do not?

      No sidestepping. Just answer the question.

    541. Wes says:

      Just to compare things for you, Bitter, the South has 24 Senators while New Jersey has two. None of the current Senators from the South has ever come under scrutiny for raping sex slaves in a foreign country while one of the two Senators from New Jersey has.

      Why does the region without a history of voting for corrupt child rapists bother you while the state that can’t claim that doesn’t?

    542. Bitterlaw says:

      Find the post where I said I “hate” Southerners. I do find the accents grating and the politeness to be fake.

      Not sidestepping. I don’t like anybody voting for any Democrat, especially Menendez. Of course, 46% of voters voted against Menendez in the last election so there are good people in New Jersey, too.

    543. Bitterlaw says:

      What do you want me to do, Wes? Not visit my family to impress you? I said repeatedly that Menendez should have been convicted and jailed. You know that.

      My phone number is on FB if you want to be a man and call me rather than curry favor with the vipers.

    544. Phil says:

      Who are the 3% of Republicans who approve of the job Biden is doing? I want to meet them. On second thought, I actually don’t. Three percent of the Republican Party is made up of Corey types.

    545. Wes says:

      I’m not trying to curry favor with anyone, Bitter. I just love watching you twisting in the wind to justify your antipathy toward the South while giving lackadaisical condemnation to all your friends who want Menendez to represent them in the Senate.

    546. DW says:

      Wes, I just don’t see how Youngkin can get past the margin of fraud. Here are the sort of polls I would need to see:

      Trafalgar – Youngkin +7
      Christopher Newport – Youngkin +5
      PPP-D – Youngkin +1
      Fox News – Tied
      CBS – Youngkin +2
      Roanoke College – Youngkin +3
      Quinnipiac – Youngkin +2

      Those sort of polls would give me some hope.

    547. Bitterlaw says:

      YOU are the one who repeatedly brings up my feelings about the South. YOU.

      My friends and family in New Jersey voted to defeat Menendez.

    548. Wes says:

      Well, if you didn’t say it, Bitter, I wouldn’t have anything to use against you, would I?

    549. Wes says:

      Your friends and family knew their votes were pointless because Menendez was a lock for reelection, Bitter.

    550. Wes says:

      Remember how wildly inaccurate polling was last year, DW?

      We’re now almost a year into the Biden Administration with literally everything spiraling out of control. I’m not prepared–yet–to say Youngkin will win, but he’s clearly the best positioned Republican to win statewide office in VA since Bob McDonnell in 2009.

    551. Bitterlaw says:

      So you admit you keep bringing it up to have something to use against me. Good to know you need to manufacture fights with me when I don’t mention your beloved South.

      Votes are pointless? Didn’t think you would be against voting. If their votes were pointless, why didn’t they vote for Menendez? Because they did not want him to win.

    552. Tgca says:

      Note to self.

      I’m glad I rise above the petty fighting on HHR over silly meaningless things. I see no need to delve into personal attacks or manufacture distortions of what people post to justify a viewpoint.

    553. Wes says:

      Who was manufacturing a fight, Bitter? I just brought up your own statements and contrasted them with your muted criticism of heinous activities committed by people living in your home state.

    554. jason says:

      I sure don’t want Trump & the stolen election dominating the ’22 midterms.”

      Translation: let’s ignore the stolen election so the Dems can keep stealing them over and over.

      Brilliant strategy.

    555. Bitterlaw says:

      Where on this thread did I criticize the South? Or the last thread? At least you admitted I criticize Menendez but you can stop with the “muted” part.

    556. DW says:

      573 – Wes, I am just in the mode of believing it when I see it.

    557. jason says:

      Probably safe to say 100% are permanently beyond our reach.”

      I doubt it. Just think how out of reach the moon was for Christopher Columbus, let alone the cavemen.

      Yes, the leap in technology for interstellar travel is a lot greater, but that is how technology evolves, exponentially.

    558. Wes says:

      Let’s compare the number of times you’ve criticized Menendez and the number of times you’ve attacked the South for its accents, Bitter.

      It won’t even be close–especially since Menendez is a target of your criticism strictly when I mock you for not expressing opprobrium toward him while the South draws your ire on little or no pretext.

    559. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Rasmussen Poll, LVs
      Biden’s handling of economic issues:
      34% good or excellent
      51% Poor

      “A new national telephone and online survey by Rasmussen Reports and The National Pulse finds that just 34 percent of Likely U.S. Voters rate Biden’s handling of economic issues excellent or good, while 51 percent now give the president a poor rating on the economy. That’s a significant decline since July, when 42 percent of voters rated Biden good or excellent on economic issues and 43 percent gave him a poor rating.

      Eighty-three percent of voters now say they are concerned about inflation, including 57 percent who are Very Concerned, while just 14 percent are not concerned about inflation. Inflation worries have risen since May, when 76 percent of voters were concerned, including 45 percent who were Very Concerned.”

    560. Wes says:

      I understand that, DW. I just look at the totality of current trends including Biden’s repeated failures as President and TMac’s frequent missteps on the campaign and think Youngkin has a good chance at victory.

    561. jason says:

      I hate arguments I am not part of.

    562. jason says:

      Silverhack giving up?

      He only adjusted the Quinn poll from 37-52 to 39-51.

    563. jason says:

      I think DW’s scenario that Youngkin gets the most votes but can’t overcome the MOF is very plausible.

      They will hold Fairfax out until they know how many votes they need.

      Hard formula to overcome.

    564. Bitterlaw says:

      So you admit I made no recent criticisms of the South. Good to know.

      Let me know how many times I should criticize Menendez per day to earn your approval.

    565. Tgca says:

      Note to self.

      More attempts at MSM vaccine indoctrination of the public by trying to personalize a Covid test result and extrapolate it across a diverse population to scare people into a desired action.

      Neil Cavuto, who has MS, has now tested Covid positive after being 2x vaccinated authoritatively states he is not in dire medical situation because he was vaccinated.

      Then he goes on to lecture that all get vaccinated NOT only for yourself but for everyone around you.

      Let’s look at facts. Agreed, there is a stronger possibility he may have been in a more dire medical state had he not been vaxed but many people have been vaxed and still die of Covid and many with medical conditions not vaxed have survived as well. Each case is different even though there are trends that can be noted as occurring but not definitively always occurring.

      He shows himself to be ignorant of the science by claiming with such authority when there is no proof to his claim, especially given other doubled vaccinated with medical issues have still died from Covid and studies seem to show natural immunity is the same or better than an emergency va vine with unknown long term impacts.

      Why can’t he just say that he was fortunate and that being double vaxed probably reduced the severity of his illness instead of exaggerating and stating false conclusions suggesting it saved his life.

      I have a friend who has diabetes and wears a monitor to keep his condition in check. He is high risk category for Covid. He got Covid before the vaxes were available and did not even get sick and only found out by routine antibody testing which he confirmed again. High risk but didn’t even get sick. That is proof positive that not all people will be impacted the same on an infection that has a 99.7% survival rate for most and in the 90% range for elderly and others with less than ideal health.

      STOP the preaching and trying to scare people!

    566. Tgca says:

      Note to self to share with stoopid MSM.

      MSM and gubbermint officials pushing Colin Powell died because of the unvaccinated even though he was 2x vaccinated.

      Where is that proof?

      Who are these unvaccinated people that infected him? Track them down. Take names.

      So what’s the message here to those reluctant to take the vax? The vax doesn’t work? You still die if you have other medical issues? Then why take the vax in the 1st place and put yourself at risk for vaccine side effects that are significant compared to other vaccines historically?

      These people pushing conspiracy theories should be called on their BS and have it explained to them it only further deters vaccination by the reluctant if you point out fully vaxed people dying of Covid.

    567. Wes says:

      One criticism of Menendez for every bigoted attack on Southern accents will convince you’re at least willing to pretend Menendez bothers you as much as the South does, Bitter.

    568. Bitterlaw says:

      So because I have not mentioned Southern accents for weeks or months, I’m good. Thanks, Wes.

      Why is it bigoted to not like a particular accent? Do you like all accents?

    569. Phil says:

      Yeah, I also read where Fairfax County will hold off their count until the end. Pretty obvious what’s going to go down here, boys. Fairfax has always been relatively late in getting all of their vote counted. Now for some reason they announce it will be counted last? You’d have to be stupid not to see what’s fixing to happen here.

      I’m with Wes that Youngkin has a good chance with the current trends. Unlike Wes, however, I’m much more inclined to factor in Democratic fraud in these elections. In this case, due to the closeness of the race, I expect the fraud in Fairfax to be the decisive factor.

    570. Wes says:

      All right, Bitter. I’ll repost your question with a slight change. That should answer your question for you:

      Why is it bigoted to not like a particular skin tone? Do you like all skin tones?

      Do you see why you’re expressing bigotry now?

    571. lisab says:

      #578 Where on this thread did I criticize the South? Or the last thread?

      well … in #565

    572. Wobbles says:

      (Quinnipiac) Do you approve/disapprove of Biden?

      Overall: 37/52″

      This would have been terrible for Trump.

      But that was then, now is now.

      These are great numbers for Biden, unless he gets down to under 15, no worries.

    573. Bitterlaw says:

      I like all skin tones.

      Do you like all accents? I don’t remember who wrote it but somebody said they did not like Northeast or New York accents and I did not care. I also do not have an accent. You can watch the videos.

    574. jason says:

      well … in #565″

      Yeah, I am going call BS on that one too.

      Bitter says I can’t criticize Philadelphia because I don’t live there (neither does he, btw).

      But there is nothing “fake” about Southern politeness.

      In general, people in the South ARE friendlier, more polite, more helpful and more hospitable.

      I have lived in both places and it is a fact.

    575. jason says:

      I am not a big fan of Southern accents, but it is no more grating to me than a Boston accent, or a Maine accent, or a New Yawk accent.

    576. Bitterlaw says:

      Lisabitch should read 560 to see where Wes started the discussion about the South. She has been relatively absent lately. Unfortunately, she’s back.

    577. Wes says:

      I’ve never mentioned anything about accents on here, Bitter. I do find it hilarious how you sidestep the question of how attacking people for accents is bigotry when the both questions but for two words in my post are identical to your questions.

    578. Bitterlaw says:


      Bless your heart, Jason.

      Wes – Jason is bigoted against Southern , New York, Boston, and Maine accents. Go after him.

    579. lisab says:

      Where on this thread did I criticize the South?

      a simple question, with a simple answer …

      in #565

    580. Bitterlaw says:

      578 was in reference to the thread before 560 where Wes started this fight. But you knew that.

      Maybe you can repeat your posts when you trashed the Southern women who showed you around town when your husband was interviewing for a job. You also trashed them for being Christians.

    581. jason says:

      I think the VA election hinges on some of the NOVA parents rejecting the woke school boards and McAuliffe as an extension of them.

      In 2020 Fairfax Co.

      Biden 419,000 70%
      Trump 168,000 28%

      Youngkin can’t win with that kind of margin in Fairfax, he needs to get to 35%. He needs to improve in Loudoun from 36% to about 42% and in Prince William from 35% to around 40%.

      If he does that he can win.

    582. jason says:

      Wes – Jason is bigoted against Southern , New York, Boston, and Maine accents. Go after him.’


      I said they don’t bother me any more than Southern accents.


    583. jason says:

      Saying Southern politeness is “fake” sure sounds like an attack on the South to me.

    584. Bitterlaw says:

      Not a lie. You said you are “not a big fan” of Southern accents. Then you said they are “no more grating” than Boston, Maine or New Yawk accents. Implicit in that statement is that you find Southern, Boston, New Yawk and Maine accents grating.

    585. jason says:

      Bitter still lying as he lied that he didn’t attack the South.

      None of it is “grating” for me, you used that word, not me. I just made the comparison that Southern accents don’t bother me anymore than other accents.

      GFY again.

    586. jason says:

      I stayed out of the argument, but I had to call bs on the “fake politeness” of the South.

      Nothing fake about it, it is very real.

    587. lisab says:

      I would hire somebody from the South as long as they did not speak.


    588. Bitterlaw says:

      None of it is “grating” for me, you used that word, not me. I just made the comparison that Southern accents don’t bother me anymore than other accents.

      I am not a big fan of Southern accents, but it is no more grating to me than a Boston accent, or a Maine accent, or a New Yawk accent.

      Jason used the word grating in the sentence where he said that he is not a big fan of Southern accents. He should just use Quechua and then we can ask Google to translate his posts.

    589. Bitterlaw says:

      Come on, lisab. Tell us about your contempt for the women who gave you a tour of that Southern town.

    590. Bitterlaw says:

      So when a Southerner calls somebody a moron by saying, “Bless his heart,” they are not being fake? Good to know.

    591. lisab says:

      None of it is “grating” for me, you used that word, not me.

      However, if I lived in the South, I would have to endure the insincere grating noise of the drawl every day.


    592. Bitterlaw says:

      Were they Baptists or Methodists, lisab? You really loved roasting them.

    593. lisab says:

      Were they Baptists or Methodists, lisab?

      you mean the women who kept interrogating me about my religion during my husband’s job interview?

      some kind of evangelical church i would guess, not mainline protestants … i.e. not methodists. i would lean toward baptist,

      however, since it was in the context of a job interview, i did not ask.

    594. Bitterlaw says:

      I made the posts about Southern accents, weather, fake politeness and blood-soaked history starting years ago. I stand by them. I do not hate people in the South.

    595. lisab says:

      see everyone,

      bitter only hates southerners when they talk

    596. Bitterlaw says:

      Yeah. Those were the women you trashed. Southern women. You kept a running commentary about them.

      I don’t think it was polite to ask about your religion but Jason and Wes would give them a pass on it.

    597. Bitterlaw says:

      See, everybody.

      Lisab only hates Christian women in the South.

    598. Bitterlaw says:

      I am surprised lisab, a New England woman with an English degree, could not find a better response to those women than to skulk back to post on a blog.

    599. lisab says:

      yes, they were 4 specific southern women

      yes, they definitely offended me, especially since i believe that my not being an evangelical christian cost my hubby the job.

      c’est la vie

    600. mnw says:

      McA got snippy with a local TV reporter today. Cut the scheduled 20-minute interview short by 10 minutes, & told the reporter, “You should’ve asked better questions. Questions your viewers care about.”

      Reporter: “I did.”

      Apparently McA was irritated because the reporter kept asking too many questions about the school boards/ parent thing.

      Pressure getting to him? As reporters go, this local reporter was polite, respectful. & soft spoken– Jim Acosta/Chuck Todd he was NOT.

    601. lisab says:

      in fairness, parents typically do not decide what schools teach

      states have very specific standards that teachers have to follow

      this is from virginia

      Number and Number Sense
      3.1 The student will
      a) read, write, and identify the place and value of each digit in a six-digit whole number,
      with and without models;
      b) round whole numbers, 9,999 or less, to the nearest ten, hundred, and thousand; and
      c) compare and order whole numbers, each 9,999 or less.

    602. lisab says:

      each subject in each grade have lists of items that have to be taught

      parents don’t have much say, nor do teachers

    603. Bitterlaw says:

      Offended you? You’re pretty soft. You could have said, “Thank you for the lovely tour of the town and churches that mean so much to YOU.”

      Ever since we had children, people felt free to ask us “how are you raising your children?” I just replied, “With bitterness and confusion.” It was not their business if they ended up Jewish, Christian or anything else.

    604. lisab says:

      You could have said, “Thank you for the lovely tour of the town and churches that mean so much to YOU.”

      i could have, but i did not think it appropriate to talk about religion during a job interview

      so i said, “oh look a piggly wiggly”

    605. lisab says:

      so i said, “oh look a piggly wiggly”

      those are real

    606. lisab says:

      “Thank you for the lovely tour of the town and churches that mean so much to YOU.”


      they did not actually show me any churches … i might have actually been interested in seeing a church … i regularly visit churches while on vacation,

      they showed me various minister’s houses, obviously hoping i’d ask, “oh, do you think he’d mind if we stopped in?”, when they hit the right one.

      but i would not have done that even if not on a job interview. people from massachusetts don’t just drop by … we make appointments like any rational human being

    607. Tgca says:

      People from Philly, NY, and NJ with regional accents are generally portrayed as loudmouth, stoopid, and ignorant because of the way they sound and act. Look at many movies and culture. It’s not something to be proud of being from the northeast. So I think it’s odd that northeastern folk have the gall to criticize other’s accents given how they are generally viewed by most of the country.

      I also think it’s ironic that northeastern folks criticize the south about the Civil War with blood on their hands when people in the northeast, specifically in the metro NY area pretty much wiped out the Native American population not only by disease but by forcing them out of their lands. I remember reading about all the Native American history in NJ but good luck finding Native American descendants in the northeast.

      So again, people from the northeast are like people in glass houses.

    608. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Sinema should become a political Independent; the Democrats will never renominate her in Arizona for the Senate. She needs to start establishing a new political identity starting now; polls show she would likely loss in a Democratic primary in Arizona.

      “While Manchin has been willing to discuss his priorities in detail with his colleagues in the Senate, Sinema only negotiates with the White House.

      “I’m not going to share with you or with Schumer or with Pelosi,” she told one Democratic senator recently. “I have already told the White House what I am willing to do and what I’m not willing to do. I’m not mysterious. It’s not that I can’t make up my mind. I communicated it to them in detail. They just don’t like what they’re hearing.””

    609. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      This resembles the “era of limitations” rhetoric that existed during the Carter presidency.

      Opinion: Don’t rant about short-staffed stores and supply chain woes. Try to lower expectations.”

      Adding to the comparison, like Jimmy Carter, Biden already has had a foreign policy fiasco that resulted in the U.S. being humiliated. Biden now appears a worthy competitor with Jimmy Carter for the title of the worse U S. president in modern history. Both Carter and Biden share a certain aura of being helpless and pathetic.

    610. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Zogby Poll
      Biden Job Approval
      36% Positive
      61% Negative

      “Our latest polling shows President Biden with a 36% positive job performance rating (excellent-15% and good-21% combined), while his negative rating is 61% (fair-19% and poor-42% combined),” pollster Jonathan Zogby of Zogby Analytics told us.”

    611. Gordon Allen says:

      Quinn at 37% for Biden? Wow!

    612. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Here is the just-released Selzer & Co. / Grinnell College National Poll which shows Biden way underwater in his approval/ disapproval rating and he and Trump tied for the 2024 national vote.

    613. Tgca says:

      Note to self to EDUMACATE stoopid peeps at HHR.

      Find alternative solutions to combat supply chain issues and stop whining. Do you really need to use toilet paper in the fall when the streets are littered with thousands of fallen leaves in your neighborhood? Besides, the leaves are much prettier than toilet paper.

      …and remember, expectations to have an adequate supply of toilet paper is just more systemic racist oppression and signifies white supremacy.

      Don’t think we black and brown people are not observant and that we don’t notice that toilet paper is always white.

      Has anyone ever seen brown toilet paper? Unused toilet paper that is brown.

      Washington Post: Americans Should ‘Try to Lower Expectations,’ Accept Biden’s Supply Chain Crisis

      Opinion: Don’t rant about short-staffed stores and supply chain woes. Try to lower expectations

    614. Tgca says:


      Well, ain’t this a Bish!

      Federal court tosses Illinois Democrats’ legislative maps, give challengers chance to fix

    615. jason says:

      Unfortunately, I don’t think the ruling will have much impact on the final maps, it seems to be limited to adjustments to Census numbers.

    616. jason says:


      “New Jersey taxpayers are on the hook for $40 million in one-time payments for undocumented people living in the state.

      Last week, the state Department of Human Services (DHS) launched a new website for its so-called Excluded New Jerseyans Fund (ENJF). It targets those living in New Jersey who were not eligible for previous federal stimulus programs, including undocumented individuals.”

      Of course, Tgca, as an excluded disadvantaged minority, will be eligible because it would be racist to exclude someone just because they no longer live in NJ.

    617. jason says:

      Has anyone ever seen brown toilet paper? Unused toilet paper that is brown.”

      I have seen used brown paper.

    618. mnw says:

      The rapist on the SEPTA train is a Congolese illegal alien. I learned this from a BRITISH newspaper, of course.

    619. jason says:

      Sorry, Aaron, you are right but the woke mob rules.

      “There’s a game within the game,” Rodgers continued. “If the player abides by the rules of the game, he’s part of the game. The rules of the game are: You must acquiesce with the woke mob at all times. However, when you live above the game, the game does not exist, and that’s where I’m at.”

    620. Gordon Allen says:

      RAS 41-58,50 % STRONG disapproval

    621. jason says:

      Hmmm.. it might not be rape then, because it could be a cultural issue that has to be taken into account.

    622. Phil says:

      I agree. It’s a cultural issue. Nothing to see here.

    623. Cash Cow TM says:


    624. jason says:

      Remember, we read here that Philly is only high crime due to ‘statistics”.

      If rapes on the trains are no longer considered rape, this will help the “statistics”.

      This is brilliant, more of these cities that only have high crime due to “statistics” could benefit from this approach.

    625. Phil says:

      In perusing the political reporting this morning I’m amused by the number of commentators discussing the paring down of the reconciliation bill to a likely two trillion as some sort of Republican victory. Lol

      That’s two TRILLION on top of a 1.9 trillion “bipartisan” bill on top of 3 trillion in Covid related spending last year.

      This is insane.

    626. jason says:

      Life is exciting in FL, no wonder Tgca lives there.

      “VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two newly hired physical education teachers at a Florida elementary school were arrested after the shooting of a man whose apartment they entered thinking it belonged to someone else following a night of drinking.

      One of the teachers mistakenly climbed into bed with the man, his wife and their baby, and the other teacher went to the bathroom before the male occupant of the house escorted them out. The teachers believed they had entered the apartment of one of their friends.

      While outside, one of the teachers, Darius Cohen, got into a scuffle with the male occupant, which was broken up by the other teacher, Akkua Hallback. While the male resident was returning to his apartment, Cohen chased him and fired four shots, striking him once in the back, according to an arrest affidavit. The man’s injuries were not life threatening.”

      So you enter someone’s apt, climb into bed with the resident, his wife and baby and then you shoot him.

      Maybe it is another cultural issue.

    627. jason says:

      Yeah, I think Rs are being rolled here.

      You throw 3.5 trillion out there as a “compromise” from 6 trillion (where the “compromisers” are moonbats).

      Then you settle for $2 trillion.

      I don’t see the “win” either.

    628. jason says:

      Of course, over at Dkos they actually thought they were getting 3.5 trillion, so we can thank Manchin and Sinema for at least torturing the moonbats.

    629. Tgca says:

      I know Vero Beach. Nobody here knows Vero Beach like me. Been there like 3 times. I’ve walked the streets of Vero Beach and never had a problem. I know Vero Beach just as good as anyone knows Philly.

      Plenty to do in Vero Beach too like golfing, fishing, and water sports – the ocean type of water sports, not the type of water sports SDC’ kind are into.

      A number of gated communities so perhaps Gordon might move to Vero Beach one day too.

    630. Tgca says:

      This pisses me off BIG TIME!

      No wonder I can’t find any tofu in the stores.

      People Are Hoarding’ — Food Shortages Spike as Supply Chain Crumbles

    631. mnw says:

      Morning Consult & YouGov BOTH have the generic at D+5 this morning, so apparently we’re headed toward a blue wave!

    632. jason says:

      I always keep 50-60 lbs of bacon in stock even in normal times.

      I hope nobody thinks I am hoarding.

    633. Bitterlaw says:

      Tofu is food? Seriously?

    634. Tgca says:

      Note to self.

      Good to know Bitter is safe. I did not see him post today and was worried that he might have become another crime statistic in Philly, the filthiest, highest crime, most corrupt big city in the US even though statistics are really nothing but racist categorization of the downtrodden.

      Well glad Bitter survived his walk from his car to his office while lugging 30 cans of Coke in his briefcase.

    635. jason says:

      Big swing for Youngkin in new Monmouth poll.

    636. jason says:


      Last poll was 48-43 McAuliffe.

      More important than the numbers is the trend and momentum.

    637. jason says:

      I mentioned this last night as crucial for Youngkin.

      “The biggest swing in support from Monmouth’s last poll comes from independent voters, registering a 48% to 39% lead for Youngkin now compared with a 37% to 46% deficit in September.”

      “Suburban women, especially in Northern Virginia, have been crucial to the sizable victories Democrats have enjoyed in the commonwealth since 2017. However, their support is not registering at the same level this time around. This is due partly to a shift in key issues important to these voters and partly to dampened enthusiasm among the party faithful,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute”

    638. jason says:

      If suburban women really are concerned about CRT and woke school boards, this could be game changer.

      But I say IF, because there are a lot of woke suburban women.

    639. jason says:

      I should have bought Youngkin at 4-1 underdog.

      At 2-1 I am not interested because of the fraud risk.

    640. Waingro says:

      Ruh oh!

      David Corn
      has told associates that he is considering leaving the Democratic Party. And he already has an exit plan. Please read and RT.

    641. jason says:

      If he still caucuses with the Dems it wouldn’t mean much.

    642. jason says:

      Corn is a far left Mother Jones reporter, not sure he has a lot of Manchin associate connections.

    643. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Rasmussen poll
      Biden Job Approval
      41% Approve
      58% Disapprove

    644. NYCmike says:

      -A gift for jason.

      This guy is real jack*ss. Embarrassed to call him my spiritual leader, since he refuses to stick strictly to the spiritual realm.

    645. jason says:

      Facebook changing its name.

      I suggest Wokeface.

    646. jason says:

      Bitter to say what the Communist Pope says doesn’t matter because it is out of the ‘spiritual realm” in 3, 2, 1….

    647. jason says:

      Actually, the “big food corporations” are what makes bread production available to the “hungry” at affordable prices.

    648. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden Job Approval

      Among Adults (915):
      Approve 37%
      Disapprove 50%

      Among Likely Voters (735):
      Approve 40%
      Disapprove 51%


    649. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden Job Approval
      Among Adults:
      Approve 37%
      Disapprove 52%

      Among RV:
      Approve 40%
      Disapprove 51%


    650. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      2024 National General Election Poll:

      Donald Trump 40%
      Joe Biden 40%

      ~ 735 LV ~ 10/13-10/17

    651. NYCmike says:

      “Even WM is now woke.”

      -The kids of Sam Walton seem like a bunch of spoiled rotten trustafarian kids who are guilty about never having to work a day in their lives, and their executives are just as bad.

    652. lisab says:

      Has anyone ever seen brown toilet paper?

      yes, lots of places have unbleached toilet paper

    653. Tina says:

      Wain, that is funnny.

      Munchkin is a drama king.

    654. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden’s parakeet just laid an egg, and Biden is the adoptive parent. That should be grounds for Biden to go on indefinite paternity leave.

    655. Waingro says:

      #679, Tina, he’s already denying it now and calling it BS. LOL.

    656. jason says:

      Thought it was BS.

    657. mnw says:

      673 SDC

      I can’t understand how Biden would poll 4 points better among RVs than he does among “adults.”

      Makes no sense to me. Just as Biden always polls the worst among LVs, I would expect him to poll the best among “adults,” which includes unregistered voters– disproportionately lo-fo & minorities.

    658. Meldrim says:

      #683, “I can’t understand how Biden would poll 4 points better among RVs than he does among “adults.””

      If Jason and Phil not only threatened to stop voting, but also deregistered, and other disgruntled conservatives follow the same “strategy,” then that would explain it.

    659. jason says:

      Not sure what an “unregistered voter” is exactly but mnw is right that adult polls include non-citizens, especially non-citizen Hispanics that would normally be more Democratic.

      Maybe Biden is becoming unpopular among this group also, perhaps because so far he has not been able to pass amnesty for them.

    660. jason says:

      If Jason and Phil not only threatened to stop voting, but also deregistered,”

      I already “deregistered” in January, so its hardly at “threat”.

    661. jason says:

      a threat, geezus.

    662. jason says:

      disgruntled conservatives”

      I am not a disgruntled conservative. I am still a conservative.

      I prefer disenfranchised conservative.

      I refuse to participate in a corrupt and dishonest election process where my vote doesn’t count in the hopes that next time it might. I don’t believe that doing the same thing over and over hoping for a different outcome is a rational strategy.

    663. mnw says:

      FOX News says that Corn’s report of Manchin possibly switching parties “is full of details that are hard to discount.”

    664. jason says:

      It says he would become an “American Independent” not a Republican, but I guess what counts is who he would caucus with.

      Yesterday he was hugging Bernie Sanders on national TV.

      Color me skeptical.

    665. Tina says:

      Faux allied with Corn,

      I am sure Corns dossier on the russian hoax was also highly accurate too.

    666. Tgca says:

      A friend of mine dined in a NYC restaurant this week. Each one of the dinner guests in their party had to show not only their vaccine ID but additional valid ID to prove they were the person identified on the vaccination ID.

      HHR’s 3 known fascist posters would be proud that businesses can make these personal decisions to protect their patrons and livelihood.

      Hello. Welcome to Amerika’s Super Burgers. I’m Justine, and I will be your food server today. My preferred pronoun is THEY. Before I take your order, please show me your valid US drivers license or passport in addition to your vaccine certificate before I take your order. While you’re getting your IDs, I’ll just let you know we have two main specials today in addition to our menu choices. They are the Commie Burger and our Auschwitz burger.

      I think these vaccine checks are too much administrative burden for restaurants and slows down the process. NYC should just require the unvaccinated to wear certain identifiable outfits while out so they can more easily and quickly be denied to eat.

      This might work.

    667. Meldrim says:

      #688, Jason, by referring to you as a “disgruntled conservative,” I wasn’t saying that you were upset at being a conservative, I was saying that you are a conservative who is disgruntled. Here’s the definition and sample sentence (based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary) from

      [ dis-gruhn-tld ]


      displeased and discontented; sulky; peevish:

      Her disgruntled husband refused to join us.

      Note that referring to her “disgruntled husband” didn’t imply that he no longer was her husband, but that, currently, he was displeased and discontented, sulky and/or peevish.

      I think that, since the 2020 elections, it is fair to describe you as “disgruntled.” But if you wish for me to describe you as “gruntled but no longer registered to vote,” I can do that.

    668. mnw says:


      Based on the movement in the Monmouth poll, I’m changing my prediction to Youngkin wins.

      It’s the movement in the polls, not the numbers themselves.

      Also, McA is acting like a man who is STRESSED! Serene and confident? I don’t think so. Sunny & optimistic? Not in evidence.

      There are some at Politico who think the VA House of Delegates is in play too, btw.

    669. jason says:

      Yeah, Meldrim I don’t think the RH definition of “displeased and discontented” or sulky and peevish fits my situation.

      MW has a similar “annoyed and unhappy”.

      I don’t identify with any of those feelings, and as a matter of fact it is actually the opposite. My disconnection from Republican politics, working for campaigns, attending meetings, contributing money has freed financial resources and time to do other things.

      All those definitions imply it was an emotional reaction, when really it wasn’t. An emotional reaction was being upset at the results, which of course I was. But that is very separate from my conclusion that I should no longer be involved in a corrupt and dishonest PA electoral process where in essence I am disenfranchised.

      But whatever, “gruntled but no longer registered is fine too.”

    670. DW says:

      I am still in the mode of believing it when I see McAwful concede and Youngkin claim victory. Both would have to happen for it to begin to become true.

      My guess is Youngkin will be way ahead in the early returns, and maybe even be declared winner by a network or two, then northern VA begins to report in, and the gap shortens by a lot, but still with Youngkin well ahead. McAwful won’t concede defeat.

      Then Fairfax will announce its stopping at 98% reported in and they won’t have anything more to say until Wednesday morning.

      Wednesday morning will come and go. Then Wednesday evening there will be a sudden bomb of an incredible number of more votes, sort of a 125% turnout kind of thing, and McAwful will be ahead by 269 votes.

    671. Gordon Allen says:

      A number of polls have shown Biden doing better among RV’s than ” adults”; hard to figure. Although doing terribly in both.

    672. jason says:

      Btw, there is a GE election in PA Nov 2.

      It will be the first GE I will miss since I became eligible to vote over 30 years ago.

      For those PA voters who believe their vote will count, I recommend voting for Kevin Brobson for Pa Supreme Court.

    673. jason says:

      Wednesday morning will come and go. Then Wednesday evening there will be a sudden bomb of an incredible number of more votes, sort of a 125% turnout kind of thing, and McAwful will be ahead by 269 votes.”

      Really makes you want to participate in the process doesn’t it?

    674. jason says:

      “Today on International Pronouns Day, we share why many people list pronouns on their email and social media profiles. Read more here on @ShareAmerica:

      — Department of State (@StateDept) October 20, 2021″


    675. Gordon Allen says:

      Trafalgar has R ahead in VA by 1 point.Trend is your friend.
      Hope R vote counters don’t go home early election night.
      Not that elections are seen mind you.

    676. Tina says:

      Can someone arrest the garden gnome, Fraudci?

      Hans Mahncke
      New from Fauci’s organization.

      Note that they are no longer arguing that the virus didn’t come out of the lab, only that it had nothing to do with NIH funding.

      Also interesting timing to publish this now, after Daszak’s Covid-19 blueprint was leaked.

    677. Tina says:

      Seems to me mcawful has run a bad campaign and has made verifiable errors.

      But it’s Virginia.

    678. Gordon Allen says:

      Stolen not seen. Can someone tell me if autocorrect can be shut down,and how?

    679. Wes says:

      Biden beat Trump by 10 in VA last year. Trump lost MA by three times that in 2016 and 2018, yet Hogan had no problem winning in Trump’s midterm with a similar electorate to what VA has. With Biden and TMac melting down, I’m not throwing in the towel for Youngkin.

    680. Wes says:

      MD, not MA.

    681. Skippy says:

      Youngkin is going to win.

    682. jason says:

      McAuliffe is a re-thread, one of this problems.

      Another is he is running against Trump, not Youngkin.

      That is all and well, except that Trump did get 44% in VA, so the question is does running against Trump really ensure you will repeat Biden’s 54%.

      10 points is a lot, but it really means a 5% swing can decide the election. Youngkin seems to be hanging on to Trump’s base and eating away at soft Biden voters on issues like education and public safety.

    683. jason says:

      Skippy says:
      October 20, 2021 at 6:53 pm

      Youngkin is going to win.”


      Skippy’s predictions are the kiss of death.

    684. Wes says:

      The moment Phoenixrisen and Pitchaboy say Youngkin will win, I’m moving VA-Gov to Solid D Hold. They’re Howard Dean-level bad in making predictions.

    685. jason says:

      The only thing that can save Youngkin now is if Noncensus drives by and predicts a McAuliffe win.

    686. mnw says:

      There is also a special Congressional election in OH, but it’s PVI is R +13, going by memory only, & the R leads by +11 in the only poll, going by memory alone.

    687. Skippy says:


      Trump has nothing to do with the VA Governor race.

      Cost of living issues revolving around inflation and chain supply is cutting into DEMs margins within educated white females. 2017 VA GOV race the Dems won Hispanic vote by 67-32. Two weeks from tonight Youngkin will lose the Hispanic vote by less than 12%.

      Youngkin will win.

    688. Skippy says:

      Youngkin 46%
      McAuliffe 46%

      Monmouth University Polling Institute from October 16 to 19, 2021 with a statewide random sample of 1,005 Virginia voters drawn from a list of registered voters.



      “Suburban women, especially in Northern Virginia, have been crucial to the sizable victories Democrats have enjoyed in the commonwealth since 2017. However, their support is not registering at the same level this time around. This is due partly to a shift in key issues important to these voters and partly to dampened enthusiasm among the party faithful,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.”

      Look at the FAVS/UNFAVS

      Youngkin will win.

    689. Phil says:

      The movement in Virginia is in the right direction. There is absolutely no doubt about that. Polls are moving in one direction. McAliffe’s behavior on the trail…. All point to a Republican narrow victory IMO…in a fair election that is.

      Unfortunately, fraud is the Democrats’ ace in the hole. Fairfax County election board of supervisors has requested that witness signatures on mail in absentee ballots be waived by the governor, and more importantly, Fairfax County has announced that they will hold back counting their vote until the end on election night…… other words, wait until they see how many votes they need. Richmond (mostly black) already holds back their vote until the very end.

      Soooo…..I’m fearful of a close “loss”.

    690. jason says:

      Skippy, I agree with your analysis and hope you are right but your prediction track record here is horrendous.

      But nobody can be wrong 100% of the time, right?

      Hope springs eternal.

    691. jason says:

      Youngkin seems to be peaking at the right time although 2 weeks can be an eternity in politics.

    692. Phil says:

      The only sure thing about Virginia is that Democrats will try and steal it.

    693. Cash Cow TM says:


      Although stories of deer and monkeys have been sparse, they have one up today.

      “Scientists Create New Sperm Using Monkey Stem Cells…”

    694. jason says:

      Predictit now has the race 65-32 for McAulifffe.

      First time McAuliffe has been under 70 or Youngkin over 30.

    695. dylan says:

      What possible rationale would Richmond and/or Fairfax County have to state IN ADVANCE that they are going to hold their vote counts back? other than cheating . . . ?

    696. Phil says:

      Actually, Richmond didn’t announce it. They just do it every election…sort of votes in reserve if they need them. Fairfax? I have no clue why they’d signal that in advance. They are usually late with their final numbers anyway.

      I just know Democrats aren’t going to make the mistake they made in Philly in 2016 when they counted and released their final numbers early in the evening before they had the state totals. Different state but same principle….that is, bump the number to the total necessary once they see what they need.

      This is how they operate and you’ll see how it works in two weeks.

      Democrats play to win…by any means. Some are-ublicans are just flat out naive.

    697. Tina says:

      CNBCs Cramer sounds the alarm on inflation. But Putzaki told us not to worry about it.

    698. mnw says:


      Seems to me like a large criminal conspiracy of the type you describe might attract the professional interest of a federal prosecutor and a federal GJ..

    699. Tina says:

      Phil, don’t worry, I am told that the voter fraud disappears because the mean tweet guy is gone, Mitchie, Ronna, and the Wyoming Beotch tell me,

    700. jason says:

      Seems to me like a large criminal conspiracy of the type you describe might attract the professional interest of a federal prosecutor and a federal GJ”

      Like they were “attracted” to Nevada, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona and Michigan?

    701. Bitterlaw says:

      Watching a show about Robin Williams. A true comedic genius. Gone much too soon.

    702. Wes says:

      This article tries to paint a picture of an improving economy under Biden and give the Dems credit for it but acknowledges Dems are in for a rough ride next year:

    703. Bitterlaw says:

      He was a friend of John Belushi. Another genius lost. He was only 33.

    704. Wes says:

      Iron Maiden made a touching tribute to Robin Williams:

    705. mnw says:

      Well… all I can say is, the folks who enter into criminal conspiracies to steal elections and commit multiple felonies in furtherance thereof have a lot more group loyalty to their fellow co-conspirators than drug dealers do.

      Odd that the election co-conspirators never seem to get in trouble later on and rat each other out!

      The feds prosecute vote fraud all the time– going from memory only, I believe 3 people were indicted (and I think pled guilty?) in EDPA (Philadelphia) within the last week.

      Even Mollie Hemingway, who wrote “Rigged,” DOESN’T claim that a bunch of co-conspirators worked together to commit massive fraud on election night. What happened, she argues, was far more subtle than that, and the heart of it was rule changes due to COVID that were conducive to individual acts of fraud.

    706. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      More bad news for Democrats. Nate Silver rates Selzer polling an A+.

      McLaughlin & Associates poll, 1,000 LV
      Harris 46%
      Trump, Sr. 49%

      Selzer & Company, 735 LV
      Trump, Sr 40%
      Biden 40%

    707. Phil says:

      Yeah, Biden isn’t running again. He will be 82 going on 83 and he can barely function now. Can you imagine this guy in three yrs?

      Now the really really bad news for Democrats. Kamala Harris on deck. You know – the border czar. Look at her favorables. Lol. DeSantis would clobber her. Hell, even Trump beats her. A three point popular vote win for any Republican translates into 350 electoral votes easy. Hopefully, Trump hangs them up and doesn’t run, but no way he loses to Kamala Harris.

      Democrats will need to find someone else….or I should say, they better.

    708. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      734. Agree the Democrats need to find someone else. But rejecting a black woman vice president because she is a bad candidate might totally offend key Democratic constituencies. The Democrats have put themselves into an awful situation — it is likely that Harris will run regardless, and the Democratic primary will be a bloodbath in 2024.

    709. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      ” I normally don’t brag about expensive trips, but I just got back from the gas station.”

      In a matter of months, Biden is well on his way to destroying American energy independence and low cost energy for Americans. He is now begging Arab nations to supply us with more oil. Then again, as we saw in Afghanistan, Biden seems to like to beg.

    710. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      REPORTER: “Given the seriousness of the supply chain crisis…wouldn’t it be wise for the Secretary (Buttigieg) to…come back to work?”

      PSAKI: “I think what you’re getting at here is this question of whether men, parents, women, should have paternity and maternity leave.”

      Did she practice being this clueless?

    711. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      I am going to get some hounddogs and see if I can find where are our trolls are hiding. The varmints seem to have fled into the bushes. Less than a year ago they were telling us that Biden would be a great president.

    712. Pitchaboy says:

      Young kin will go to bed 200k ahead and wake up 50k behind. A big bag of votes at 2AM will make Wes smile.

    713. Wes says:

      Actually, Pitch, you just made me smile when I read that. You have one of the worst accuracy ratings for your predictions on here. Since you just predicted TMac will win, I think Youngkin should be able to rest easily on Election Night knowing he’ll be the next Governor of Virginia.

    714. Wes says:

      My updated 2021 gubernatorial rankings:

      Likely R Pickup-VA

      Solid D Hold-NJ

      The Sewer State will continue its track record of voting for the worst available candidate in every statewide race.

      Youngkin is peaking at the right time, and TMac is melting down while Biden is a huge millstone around the Dems’ collective neck. Having literally never made a correct prediction on here, Pitchaboy sealed the deal for me thus morning. Of course I do have to take into account the fact that Pitch has been defying the laws of probability for a decade now and should by all logic finally get one right; hence why I gave Youngkin a Likely rather than Solid ranking. Still, I’m comfortable enough with all I’m seeing to say Youngkin will beat TMac in two weeks.

    715. Tgca says:

      The communist Pope wants Big Tech to censor more free speech to stop hate and conspiracy theories.

      Hmmm…I’m wondering if he means the hate speech and conspiracy theories like the numerous Catholic priests that have molested young boys and that the church tries to cover up.

    716. mnw says:

      UNH has Sununu +3 on Hassan this morning.

    717. jason says:

      Youngkin will get the most votes. Whether he wins we will see.

    718. jason says:

      Odd that the election co-conspirators never seem to get in trouble later on and rat each other outt.


      I can’t think of anything less odd.

    719. jason says:

      He was a friend of John Belushi. Another genius lost. He was only 33.’

      I wonder what they put in that organic hemp coffee at Wah-Wah.

      Belushi died in 1982.

    720. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason must be so desperate to pick a fight today he will ignore history.

      Robin Williams lived from 1951 until 2014.

      John Belushi lived from 1949 until 1982.

      It does not high level thinking to see that they were alive and could be friends until Belushi’s death.

      It’s called Wawa and I never drink coffee. GFY

    721. Meldrim says:

      Obviously, I submitted before having read Bitter’s last post (which wasn’t up yet on my screen).

    722. Meldrim says:

      Wait, my submission didn’t go through? I wrote a post pointing out that the “he” in Bitter’s pist must have been Belushi (who died at 33), not Williams. But now that post has disappeared. I guess that it’s in “moderation.”

    723. jason says:

      DOESN’T claim that a bunch of co-conspirators worked together to commit massive fraud on election night. What happened, she argues, was far more subtle than that, and the heart of it was rule changes due to COVID that were conducive to individual acts of fraud.”

      Everybody understands the rule changes were made so that fraud could be committed more easily. Hemingway is clear partisan election officials committed fraud, I have not read the book but I listened to several interviews she has given on TV and on the radio about its contents.

      As far as whether the election was stolen by many co-conspirators or by “individuals” is not very relevant, we don’t know how many “individuals” it would take to steal 10k votes in Fulton or 20k in Milwaukee or 80k in Philly given that there was no control on the VBM and no supervision on the counting.

      Also, fraud doesn’t only occur on election night.
      There is illegal ballot harvesting. There are illegals voting. Dead people voting. People registered in more than one state. If you allow these votes to be counted, you are allowing the election to be stolen.

      Here is what Hemingway says about Wisconsin.

      “As of 2019, Wisconsin voter rolls included more than 234,000 names of people who had moved either out of state or to a new address in Wisconsin. By law, a notice was supposed to be sent to those names and addresses and, if they didn’t reply, they were supposed to be flagged by election officials as ineligible. The notice was sent, but the voters who failed to reply weren’t removed from the rolls.”

      Hemingway wrote that The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty sued the Wisconsin Elections Board over the error and it was ordered to remove the outdated names from the voter rolls, however, the board was fined for a failure to comply with the judge’s orders.

      Hemingway said, “Wisconsin election officials appealed the ruling, and an appeals court allowed the names to stay.”

      Hemingway makes the case that mail-in voting gives more room for voter fraud to be present, because of “the lack of oversight and ballot custody” for mail-in ballots. When voting in-person, voters generally need to show identification, but when voting with a mail-in ballot, voters only need to show identification the first time they vote by mail.

      Calling that requirement the “one election protection Wisconsin maintained,” Hemingway explained the state also had a loophole for the identification requirements.

      She wrote, “Wisconsin law had an exception to ID requirements for those who say they are ‘indefinitely’ confined because of age, illness, infirmity, or disability. The highly partisan clerks of Wisconsin’s two biggest and most Democratic counties told their residents to claim that they were ‘indefinitely confined’ even if they weren’t.”

      Hemingway said that over a quarter of a million people voted in Wisconsin in the 2020 election without any sort of identification check whatsoever.

      She wrote, “About 195,000 of the nearly 1 million people who voted by mail in April claimed they were indefinitely confined, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission. An additional 50,000 ‘indefinitely confined’ claims were made prior to the November election. That meant that up to a quarter of a million votes were cast in Wisconsin’s presidential election without any identification check at all.”

      “Fraudulently voting by mail by assuming the identity of any of the 234,000 phantom voters still on the state’s rolls could not possibly have been easier,” Dan O’Donnell, an individual who assisted the Wisconsin think tank the MacIver Institute in investigating the 2020 election, said.”

    724. jason says:

      Ma, the Wah-Wah organic bait is good.

      Reeled one in within 5 minutes.

    725. Meldrim says:

      #708, “Youngkin seems to be hanging on to Trump’s base and eating away at soft Biden voters on issues like education and public safety.”

      Jason, that is correct. But perhaps a bigger factor in Youngkin’s potential upset victory is not that Biden voters will vote for Youngkin, but that a disproportionately greater number of Biden voters than Trump voters will stay home. Remember, turnout in (odd-year) VA state elections is always much lower than it is in presidential elections, so which 2020 voters sit it out this time will be crucial. While getting Biden voters to vite for Youngkin is twice as good as having Biden voters stay home, there will be a lot more ofvthe latter than the former.

    726. jason says:

      Wait, my submission didn’t go through? I wrote a post pointing out that the “he” in Bitter’s pist must have been Belushi (who died at 33), not Williams.”

      I got it. Bitter didn’t get that I got it.

      Must be the Wah-Wah organic tea made of leaves excreted by forest elephants after they raid the tea farms.

    727. jason says:

      752. True. A depressed Dem turnout will be more valuable to Youngkin then any votes he can flip.

      It is just that I feel some of the parents in those NOVA counties that are angry about the lack of safety for their kids and McAuliffe’s contention they shouldn’t have a say in their kid’s education are not all Trump voters. Some could be Biden voters that believed him when he claimed to be a moderate.

      Can you see McCauliffe doing better with ANY demographic than Biden did?

    728. mnw says:

      Cnbc has a new poll out this morning. It’s awful for Biden, like most of the others, with a steep drop-off since their last poll in July. However, it does show a plurality in favor of the Reconciliation bill– which is the only good news for Biden in this poll.

      Otoh, the poll shows inflation now tied with COVID as voters’ #1 concern.

    729. Gordon Allen says:

      If you asked 100 voters to name 3 items in the reconciliation bill,how many do you think cod do so?
      Maybe 5 to 8?

    730. Phil says:

      Baris will be out with his Va poll late today or tomorrow morning. He is hinting on Twitter it will be extremely close. Says Youngkin is trying hard to balance appeal in NOVA with efforts to get rural Va Trump vote. Says it is a delicate balancing act. Says Youngkin is doing well but is running slightly behind the generic R number statewide. Needs to do better with Trump voters in Hampton Roads and the Shenandoah Vally and Hampton Roads.

      …and, of course, no poll measures fraud.

    731. SoHope says:

      The VA Lt Gov race is looking good for the GOP as well. Our candidate is black female former Marine.

      It’s looking like Trump is going to strong arm Kemp out and replace him with Vernon Jones. Even if it causes the Dems to win with Stacy Abrams.

      However if they all win we will have a Republican:
      Latina Lt Gov in FL
      Black Gov in GA
      Black Lt Gov in NC
      Black Lt Gov in VA
      Black Lt Gov in MD

      For what it’s worth

    732. Bitterlaw says:

      Maybe Jason is thinking about the Wawa he pretended to go to until I called him on it since there are no Wawa stores near him. Wawa is not the pretentious upscale store he is trying to portray. It’s headquarters is located in Media, PA. (Delaware County).

    733. Bitterlaw says:


    734. jason says:

      I went to a Wah-Wah in MD.

      And YOU were the one that compared Wah-Wah as upscale and Sheetz as for deplorables, not me.

      That is how this all started, I didn’t even know what Wah-Wah was.


    735. jason says:

      It’s looking like Trump is going to strong arm Kemp out and replace him with Vernon Jones. ”

      I doubt it.

      But if you believe Jones will be the nominee you can make a killing on Predictit.

    736. jason says:

      Good news.

      “Congressional leaders say Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s (D-Ariz.) potential opposition to any corporate or personal tax increase will complicate — and potentially delay — President Biden’s $2 trillion plan to expand the social safety net.”

    737. Bitterlaw says:

      Find the post where I said Wawa was upscale or admit you lied. I said Wawa’s food is better. I did not say it was upscale. It serves everybody. Go to the Wawa across the street from Bryn Mawr hospital and you will see doctors, nurses, students, police officers, electricians, plumbers, etc. in line. I know it does not fit your lie but deplorables are strong patrons of Wawa.

    738. Bitterlaw says:

      International businessman Jason likes to pretend he is a deplorable. Irony Meter explodes.

    739. DW says:

      Fairfax announcing their delay of vote counting two weeks before the election is just their way of giving us all the obscene gesture. They know they are cheating, we know it, everyone knows it and there is nothing anyone is going to do about it, so there it is.

      Even many banana republics like to at least pretend it is a real election, complete with Jimmy Carter’s oversight and blessing.

      But not anymore here in Virginia.

    740. jason says:

      They are desperate over at Dkos, the Sinema hatred is unreal

      “RS should audit all her big donors.
      DOJ should start a bribery investigation.
      Yes, those would be Nixonian moves, but the fate of the Republic and the biosphere are at stake.”

    741. jason says:

      Find the post where I said Wawa was upscale or admit you lied. I said Wawa’s food is better. I did not say it was upscale. It serves everybody”


      YOU were the one that used Wah-wah to attack deplorables that go to Sheetz and you were the one that gloated that there was no Wah-Wah in deplorable areas like York but only in upscale areas like Radnor.


    742. jason says:

      International businessman Jason likes to pretend he is a deplorable. Irony Meter explodes.’

      I don’t pretend to be deplorable, but neither do I ooze contempt and disdain for them like you do.

    743. Tina says:

      Let’s Build a MAGA Chaz!
      So the same federal government that produced lie after lie to boot Trump from office also funded the coronavirus.

      And the coronavirus was released at the beginning of an election year and used as an excuse to change election rules.

      No way is this a coincidence.

    744. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason can get his chai tea at Sheetz.

      I gloated? Find that post, too. Wawa is in every type of area.

      And stop being jealous of Radnor. You can easily afford to live here. Because you are older, you probably don’t need the number 1 school district in PA but it keeps property values up.

    745. Pitchaboy says:

      Predicting is a meaningless excercise in a banana republic

    746. Bitterlaw says:

      Ooze contempt and disdain? Zzzzz

      I respect them and admire anybody with useful skills, business owners, farmers, etc. I wish I had the ability to be a mechanic or plumber or run a business. With no useful skills, I became a lawyer.

    747. jason says:

      Pitchaboy says:
      October 21, 2021 at 11:44 am

      Predicting is a meaningless excercise in a banana republic”

      So is voting unfortunately.

    748. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason claims he does not pretend to be a deplorable? Zzzzzzz. He just speaks for them as the Deplorable Whisperer.

    749. jason says:

      And stop being jealous of Radnor’

      I have been to Radnor. It is very nice. But too urban for me.

      When I move from here, it will be to a warmer climate.

    750. jason says:

      He just speaks for them as the Deplorable Whisperer.”


      And Amish Whisperer too.

      I am multi talented.

    751. Wes says:

      Pitchaboy says:
      October 21, 2021 at 11:44 am
      Predicting is a meaningless excercise in a banana republic

      You’d know since in a whole decade of doing it, you have yet to get one right.

    752. Phil says:

      UK hit over 52,000 new Covid cases today. UK more vaccinated than US.

    753. Wes says:

      I do thank you for being the quintessential contrarian indicator though, Pitch. You make my own role as an amateur psephologist incredibly easy.

    754. Bitterlaw says:

      Lupita does not want to move. She likes snow.

    755. Cash Cow TM says:

      Interesting anecdotal tidbit on VA governor election.

      a week or so ago, Walt went to Leesburg, VA to have lunch with friends and walk around the town a bit.

      One McAwful sign…
      …In the front yard of a VA dept. of corrections parole/probation office.

      On the side streets, there were some Youngkin signs in citizens’ residence yards..

    756. Gordon Allen says:

      DW. Afraid you’re right. R has to win by close to a landslide to overcome the fraud( which doesn’t exist)
      Can we ask for EU election monitors?

    757. DW says:

      The sad truth for those few Republicans who live in Dem strongholds–once you die, you thereafter vote Democrat for years to come.

      For Youngkin to win in Virginia, it would have to be so overwhelming, that Fairfax officials would know that they couldn’t possibly overcome even the most lazy of investigations.

    758. Tgca says:

      Note to self.

      I wonder if our 3 known HHR fascists will organize a boycott of Chick-fil-a now that the company has decided not to discriminate against the unvaccinated. Hmmm…

      This insurrection cannot be allowed!!!

      If people want to eat in the US, then they MUST show their vaccinations ID.

      NO vax ID, No food! That simple.

      Let them starve.

    759. mnw says:

      Since the 2020 GE, five states have banned private donations to state offices which administer elections: GA; FL; TX; AZ; and IA.

    760. jason says:

      I wonder if our 3 known HHR fascists will organize a boycott of Chick-fil-a now”

      I am sure they are writing the CEO right now to berate him for not using his “freedom” to discriminate against and demand papers from his customers.

      “What do you mean you won’t use your freedom to be a fascist. Fascism only really works if we are all fascists”!

    761. jason says:

      Those are cool llama diapers.

      Maybe if I put one on Lupita my wife will allow her in the house to watch Wicked Tuna with me.

    762. Wes says:

      Democrats have gone completely Orwellian.

    763. Tgca says:


      Llama thongs!

      If the llamas go to Haulover Beach in south Florida, they can go in their birthday suit. Most Florida beaches require bathing suits though.

    764. jason says:

      So there was some fire beneath yesterday’s smoke.

      “Moderate Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia said Thursday he had offered to drop his formal affiliation with the Democratic Party and instead be independent if he were causing a “problem” for the caucus.

      He was asked by reporters at the Capitol about a report that he had threatened to leave the party if his demands weren’t met on the social spending bill under negotiation by moderate and progressive Democrats.

      “No,” he said. But he disclosed a conversation in which he said that if he were ever “an embarrassment” to Democratic colleagues and the president, if “me being a moderate centrist Democrat if that causes you a problem, let me know, and I’d switch to be an independent, but I’d still be caucusing with Democrats.”

    765. Tina says:

      Munchkin is a wimp.

    766. Tina says:

      CGarland is getting beat up in his disastrous hearing.

      “I’m not aware of what you’re talking about.”


      Garland claims he has no idea that Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg poured over $400 million to interfere in the 2020 presidential election and takeover polling places

    767. jason says:

      It is not too late for Dems to switch to Princess Blanding instead of McAuliffe.

      She could win!

    768. jason says:

      “Address food oppression through eliminating food deserts, making fresh food affordable, local food accessible across the commonwealth.”

      No, Tgca, do not panic, she said deserts, not desserts.

    769. jason says:

      Before I send her a check, is bacon fresh food?

    770. Wes says:

      Tarheel Republicans are playing hardball with the Dems on the NCSC:

      Tina to attack them for daring be Republicans not named Trump in 3…2…1…

    771. Phil says:

      No. Tarheel Republicans are CONSIDERING playing hardball.

      I’ll believe it when I see it.

    772. Wes says:

      There’s no evidence the General Assembly won’t do this if the Dems on the NCSC attempt to force a recusal of two Justices to save Jimmy Ervin’s ass, Phil. They’ve punched back every time local Dems have tried these shenanigans–and invariably won.

      If the Dems try it, the Assembly will remove two of their members. Then Jimmy will have to decide between petty partisan loyalty and his continued judicial career.

    773. Tina says:

      But the press Secretary told me this is not an issue.

      John Cardillo
      How bad of a POTUS is Biden?

      Supermarket shelves were stocked even under Jimmy Carter,

      That’s how bad.

    774. Tina says:

      The guy with the red hat shouting, “go into the capitol” is fed 100%. It is so obvious.

    775. Tina says:

      Shame on the 48 Rs that voted to confirm this person, he should be forced to resign asap.

      Jesse Kelly
      He got a letter. And he “read in the newspapers”.

      That’s how the top law enforcement officer in America made the decision to sic the FBI on concerned parents.
      Quote Tweet

      The First
      · 4h
      Biden AG Merrick Garland concedes that he started targeting parents for “possible domestic terrorism” because the NSBA sent a letter.


    776. Wes says:

      The juicy thing about this is that the Dem Justices, once impeached, would be off the Court until the State Senate takes up their trial. Effectively Democrats would be handing Republicans a majority on the NCSC through 2023–with a near certain majority for the GOP after that time.

    777. Wes says:

      This just confirms my contention that the Sewer State–the most wretched hive of scum and villainy on the planet–will continue to vote for self-destruction:

    778. Tgca says:

      Note to self.

      Me thinks Manchin is sending a signal to Dems to get off his back by suggesting he thought of becoming an independent. Even if he sided with Dems on most votes, the fact that he left the Dem party would be the big story and very embarrassing for Biden and team because it happened on their watch because of them.

      Me thinks Sinema must realize she’s lost all chance of ever being embraced by Dems in the future even if she gave them what they want now because too many see her as not one to be trusted. Her strategy to survive should be to try and build an independent minded politician reputation not following any party blindly and that could help her in the long run. Not sure it will win hearts in AZ but it’s better than being a party patsy and then not rewarded with support in the next election.

    779. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Nine fake conservatives voted to hold Steve Bannon in contempt over an invented left-wing narrative stemming from a fake insurrection:(Jack Posobiec)

      Adam Kinzinger
      Anthony Gonzalez
      John Katko
      Nancy Mace
      Jaime Herrera Beutler
      Brian Fitzpatrick
      Fred Upton
      Peter Meijer
      Liz Cheney

      Nancy Mace from SC? Wow! She is an enigma and will be primaried. The others are predictable.

    780. Phil says:

      Latest Fox poll has Biden 46/53.

      If you know anything about Fox’s polling you’d know just how bad this is. Their polling skews heavily left and always has.

    781. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes is going to be jealous. I am going to an Air Supply concert with my wife tonight. 80’s power love ballads!

    782. Chicon says:

      Bitter, Air Supply is the favorite band of guys who wear sweaters and go to flower shows….

    783. Wes says:

      Air Supply, huh, Bitter? You couldn’t at least go to a Judas Priest or Krokus concert?

    784. Wes says:

      How effeminate can one man’s music be?

    785. mnw says:

      809 Sheep

      I contributed to Mace. I’m shocked. In THAT district, there is no reason whatsoever to pander to the nevertrump scum.

    786. Tina says:

      The Atlanta Fed (gdp now) chart looks depressing. I know somebody mentioned 0.5 growth rate,

      It looks like ccp Biden’s pole numbers.

    787. mnw says:

      810 Phil

      The new FOX poll shows a 4-point swing against Biden since the last one, then.

      FOX is pimping that their new poll shows the “school board issue/CRT” is starting to hurt the DEMs. (Probably not great news for McA, either.)

    788. Phil says:

      Fox polls are lousy, mnw. Really lousy. Their state polls are particularly garbage. National Fox polls over inflate D numbers by about 5 pts.

      Had Biden winning nationally in 2020 by 8 pts. They do a crummy job of polling rural voters.

    789. mnw says:



      But it’s the movement that counts, not their topline, as we here know.

      I DID find their explanation about the CRT poll questions to be interesting. That issue seems to be resonating. McA calling it “a racist dog whistle” probably wasn’t the best response– instead of just saying, “It’s stupid. I oppose it. I’ve always stood against it, & that’s why it’s not being taught anywhere in VA schools.”

    790. Bitterlaw says:

      No sweaters in the audience. Plenty of concert t-shirts including at least a dozen Guns ‘n Roses ones. A good number of guys wearing Veterans hats – Vietnam was the most common. Good show.

    791. Bitterlaw says:

      Might see The Hooters tomorrow if tickets are available. I think we have Goo Goo Dolls and Bryan Adams soon. So many concerts were rescheduled from last year.

    792. SoHope says:

      Alec Baldwin shot a killed someone today while filming a movie…

    793. Bitterlaw says:

      Baldwin fired a prop gun. Very odd and tragic. Reminiscent of the death of Bruce Lee’s son, Brandon, on set.

      Alec Baldwin is a flaming leftist a-hole. However, that must be a heavy thing to carry on his conscience.

    794. jason says:

      Something strange with this story. A prop gun either has blanks or dummy bullets. Blanks have wadding so you don’t to fire it close to your body because the wadding can be ejected with enough force to cause harm. Actor Jon-Erik Hexum died while fooling around with a prop gun, he put it to his head and fired it, the wadding drove a piece of his skull bone into his brain, a fatal injury.

      Brandon was killed by a dummy bullet. Lacking real dummies, the crew had made some from real bullets, removing the gun powder. A real bullet tip became lodged in the cylinder or barrel, so later when a blank was fired at Brandon in another scene the bullet tip hit him in the stomach and killed him.

      However there is no way a prop gun should have had enough fire power to hit two people at a distance, killing one and wounding another.

      It sounds like the prop gun was loaded with real bullets.

    795. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      823. One of the basic rules of gun safety. Always assume a gun is loaded — and that applies to any type of gun, even ones you think are harmless. A gun of any sort should not be pointed at anyone.

    796. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Buttigieg Donors Want Him to Challenge Harris”

      “Influential Democratic donors who backed Pete Buttigieg in 2020 are privately chattering about prodding him to run for the White House in 2024 if President Joe Biden doesn’t seek reelection,” Insider reports.

      More than two dozen Democratic donors who want to eventually see the 39-year-old transportation secretary in the White House have been attending secret and informal dinners over the summer and into late September in traditional Democratic money-raising hubs including Washington, Wall Street, and Silicon Valley.

      They’re driven in part by a lack of confidence in Vice President Kamala Harris’ performance so far, and some don’t think Buttigieg should wait in line behind Harris if Biden opts against running for a second term.”

      So an individual who decides to adopt children and takes a maternity leave from newly appointed presidential cabinet position is somehow qualified to be president?

    797. Tina says:

      Every R should call for Fraudci to be fired and prosecuted.

      Quote Tweet

      Fox News
      · 1h
      NIH acknowledges US funded gain-of-function at Wuhan lab, despite Fauci’s denials

    798. mnw says:

      Gallup today has Biden’s JA @ 42-52, -1 since their last poll. Notes “extreme polarization” among voters.

    799. Tgca says:

      Note to self.

      No details on how Alec Baldwin killed one of his co-workers but honestly, how could this happen? Is gun safety not a priority to Hollywood if they’re gonna use them in film, even if loaded with blanks?

      Most folks who own guns know basic gun safety and that you NEVER point a gun at anyone unless you’re ready to use lethal force, especially 1st checking to see if it’s loaded 1st.

      Even prop guns with blanks have hazardous consequences as folks have unfortunately learned over the years.

      Something smells fishy here with the missing details . How did two people get shot? How many times was the gun fired? Did one bullet do this damage to two people?

      Alec got some bad karma coming his way for the way he treated people over the years and its reported he mocked Dick Cheney too over his hunting accident. I have no concern for his conscience, if he has one; he will forever now be mocked and the butt of jokes but unfortunately a young lady lost her life.

    800. Tina says:

      It would be nice If Rs pounced on this, but…

      Katie Pavlich
      · 23h
      Attorney General Merrick Garland doesn’t want to comment on the FBI’s involvement in January 6. Says a lot, actually.

    801. Tgca says:


      Why says even more is that Garland acknowledged, as far as he knows no one has been charged with insurrection. and he also acknowledged the incarcerators in DC are being investigated for inappropriate treatment of the incarcerated.

    802. jason says:

      There is no way a blank would injure two people. And since the dead victim was a cinematographer it is unlikely Baldwin would be close enough to her to injure her with a blank.

      More likely there was a live round in the gun, or something stuck in the barrel that acted as a projectile similar to what happened to Brandon Lee.

      I have no sympathy for Baldwin, an arrogant and despicable ass, only for the victims and their families. The woman had a small child, really tragic. The other person has been released from the hospital.

    803. jason says:

      Hey Ameister, long time no see. How goes it.

    804. jason says:

      One of the basic rules of gun safety. Always assume a gun is loaded”

      Yes, and always make double sure it is unloaded before putting it away after loading/firing it.

      When you store a gun, it is easy six months or a year later to assume it is unloaded. This happened to me once like 25 years ago. I took a gun I rarely used out of storage, and as usual checked to see that it was unloaded. The clip was detached and empty, but lo and behold, there was a round in the chamber. I never made that mistake again.

    805. jason says:

      Thought so…

      “RedState has new information on the story. Industry sources told RedState that IATSE Local 44 sent out an email very late Thursday night saying that there was a single live round in the gun Baldwin fired.”

    806. jason says:

      Somebody screwed up.

    807. jason says:


      BIDEN ON THE BORDER: “I guess I should go down, but the whole point of it is I haven’t had a whole hell of a lot of time to get down. I’ve been spending time going around looking at the $900 billion damage done by hurricanes and floods and weather and traveling around the world.”

    808. Tina says:

      Garland is not doing any “investigation” into the treatment of the Maga grandparents in jail.

      That was a court order and it’s a Dc jail (not a Fed jail).

      Stupid to hold people for 10 months on “parading” charges.

      When BLM destroyed federal property, left employees in the federal courthouse while they tried to burn it, and injured 50 secret service when they assaulted the Whitehouse in June of 2020. Remember, how funny it was when the mean tweet guy had to hide in the bunker?

      Anyway, nobody was charged

    809. Skippy says:


      “…among the undecided voters, 59% are leaning towards Ciattarelli and 41% are leaning towards Murphy. When these voters are allocated, the race tightens to four points, with Murphy at 52% and Ciattarelli at 48%.”

      The undecided voters will probably break heavily against Murphy here in the homestretch and I think we can project some if this happening in Virginia against the Democrats.

      The cost of living increases caused by inflation month after month is biting into the Democrats advantages among the census college educated whites in suburbs.

      Hispanics are drifting away from the are Asians.

      Youngkin is going to win this sucker…troubled times ahead for Biden and Democrats in 2022.

    810. mnw says:


      Valid points about the contrast in the way left & right protesters were treated. I hate that, btw.

      DC jails are by definition federal lockups. In every federal judicial district in the U.S., the USM (Marshals) house federal prisoners in county jails– usually those prisoners who are awaiting trial; or brought in for federal court hearings which aren’t expected to be lengthy. So the housing of the Jan. 6th defendants isn’t unusual, but the denial of bail IS.

      If I could change just ONE thing, I’d like to see a cease fire in the politicization of federal law enforcement. I’d like to see the clock dialed back to 1988 or so on that.

      I was shocked this week to learn that one of my former colleagues, i.e., before I retired (someone I liked a lot) had VOLUNTEERED to accept TDY in DC to help prosecute the Jan. 6th defendants. I knew her well & never suspected she had those kind of instincts.

    811. Bitterlaw says:

      Murphy’s latest ad has people sitting at a desk with a sign that says “Governor.” It is a mix of children, teens and an old guy saying what they would do if they were Governor. Liberal wish list of higher taxes on rich, protect the climate, etc. Teen girl wants a Governor who protects her right to abortion. Then it switched to Murphy saying he has done all of those things.

      Ciattarelli’s ads attack Murphy for killing nursing home residents and destroying the economy.

      Wes will say Murphy is a lock but a few points to rebut that:

      A Democrat has not been elected to a second term of their own since the 1970s.

      NeBiden is President and Murphy is keeping him away unless I missed a visit on the news.

      Ciattarelli is advertising heavily on Philadelphia tv and radio – more than Murphy’s first opponent. This should help him run up votes in Central and South Jersey. Maybe NYC can tell us what ads are running on New York stations. I am visiting my dad this weekend so I will see if Ciattarelli is advertising up there.

    812. Bitterlaw says:

      Not sure who NeBiden is. Biden.

    813. Tina says:

      Mnw,, the ag indicated that he was limited on what he could do since it’s a sc jail.

      He’s testified to this yesterday.

      Bigger points they are reacting to a court order about the alleged deplorable treatment in the prison.

    814. Tina says:

      Dc jail* not federal property.

      Of bigger concern perhaps is the Ag seemed aloof and had no knowledge of the Louden school matter.

    815. Tina says:

      The, you have the problem is that some people were allowed to enter the capitol by the Leo’s.

      They literally waved them through.

      Some of the folks were charged with “parading.”

      We need to be concerned with criminal justice abuses on either side.

    816. jason says:

      Another explanation is that a dummy bullet or piece of it AND a blank were both loaded into the prop gun, where the dummy bullet was pushed into the barrel, so when the blank was fired the dummy bullet became a real projectile. That happened with Brandon Lee, the dummy bullet tip was still in the barrel.

      Hard to see how that would happen, because in the Brandon Lee set they were using real bullets. without the powder, there should not have been any real bullets on this movie set.

    817. jason says:

      I’d like to see a cease fire in the politicization of federal law enforcement.”

      Will never happen.

    818. mnw says:


      The Attorney General of the United States (!!!) claims “he’s limited on what he can do since it’s a DC jail”? He said that? I hAdn’t realized that.

      There are about 5000 AUSAs (going from memory & my info may be dated). But this is a FACT: the newest AUSA in Helena, MT can pick up the phone & ask the USM to move a federal prisoner to another jail, & the USM will usually do it within a few days at the most.

      So if the AG is saying he has “limited ability” to get a fed prisoner moved to a different jail, that’s coffee-spewing nonsense, if that’s what hew’s claiming. The AG’s SECRETARY could do that!

    819. Skippy says:

      Baris has the race tied in Virginia 47-47. Best Youngkin result thus far in his polls. Youngkin is down by only 12 among Hispanics which compared to 2017 results of 67-32 among Hispanics is quite telling.

      Youngkin is going to win.

    820. Phil says:

      Well, Baris said it was going to be close.

      He wasn’t kidding.

    821. jason says:

      I would rather be Youngkin than McAuliffe in a tied race at this point because Youngkin seems to be on the upswing.

    822. jason says:

      Babylon Bee:

      “Kamala Harris Instructed To Stop Answering All Her Phone Calls With ‘Did He Die?'”

    823. mnw says:

      For longtime posters here who remember poster RDELBOV:

      He has lengthy posts in the Comments section at RRH today, regarding EV in VA. RDEL concludes that the EV in VA looks promising for Youngkin so far, because proportionately more of the EV is coming from rural counties.

      DEM posters at RRH furiously challenge RDEL’s EV analysis.

      RDEL stopped posting here years ago, because he hated all the crude, profane posts.

    824. jason says:

      Rdel did the right thing, if he didn’t like it here. I recommend it for anyone else that doesn'[t like the “crude, profane posts”.

      But I think another reason rdelbov left was because he got a lot of grief for “unskewing polls”.

      In any case he would be welcome back.

    825. jason says:

      RDEL concludes that the EV in VA looks promising for Youngkin so far, because proportionately more of the EV is coming from rural counties.”

      Not sure that alone is very promising, because you are probably just cannibalizing the rural vote.

      What you need is there to be a lower turnout in the large urban center vote, and the change in the urban/rural vote ratio may or may not indicate that.

      It could be that urban voters are more comfortable voting in person than they were in 2020. Or it could be they are less enthusiastic. We will know soon.

    826. Wes says:

      It might be close, Bitter, but Ciattarelli has a 0% chance against Murphy even in the current political environment. New Jersey is simply too far gone. I’d love to see Murphy lose. It’s not going to happen.

    827. Tina says:

      Mnw, he said a lot of whoppers.

      I am surprised that Republicans are not asking him to resign.

    828. jason says:

      Youngkin says his internal polling has him + 3.


    829. jason says:

      I am surprised that Republicans are not asking him to resign”

      Let’s get real, he won’t resign.

      But remember when the Dems whined he didn’t get a vote in the senate which was supposedly a travesty because he was a “moderate”.

      He is no moderate, he is a far left wing ideologue.

    830. DW says:

      “If Murphy only wins by 6 in NJ McAuliffe is toast in VA.”

      jason–that was in the old USA. These things no longer move together, in the age of one state producing an honest election, while another is stolen. For instance, in 2020: Cleveland, OH is the same demographic as Milwaukee, WI. The alleged turnout in the two cities was radically different because WI was stolen, while OH was not.

    831. Tina says:

      How Rs voted to confirm the “moderate.”

    832. Tina says:

      When will they arrest Fraudci, the garden gnome?

      Jereme a deplorable MAGA patriot!!
      Scalise says GOP memo on closed-door Birx testimony confirms world was ‘misled’ on COVID.

    833. Bitterlaw says:

      RDelbov was a good poster but his unskewing polls almost always lead to bad predictions.

    834. jason says:

      It might be close, Bitter, but Ciattarelli has a 0% chance against Murphy”

      I wouldn’t say 0. I give him a 10% chance. 20% if there is a huge storm over Hudson, Essex and Union counties on election day.

    835. Tina says:

      Stateless Departmenr confirms that there are 360 hostages still in Afghanistan. Not 100.

      And probably way more too.

    836. jason says:

      I was talking about SCOTUS, Garland never got a vote, thanks to McConnell.

    837. Wes says:

      I’ll give him 0%, Jason. New Jersey is a festering sore of a state. The inhabitants like it that way; ergo, Murphy is a guaranteed winner.

    838. Wes says:

      We are talking about the same people who knowingly and willingly reelected a corrupt child molester who literally in public threatened federal prosecutors for charging him after the jury deadlocked to the Senate by double digits in 2018. I have no hope Murphy loses.

    839. jason says:

      I give him more than the 1% that Princeton pollster gave Trump in 2016. The one that had to eat a live bug on national TV.

    840. Wes says:

      You have to remember, Jason, New Jersey is essentially a third-world banana republic run by a thugocracy. I’m not sure how that translates to even a remote chance for Ciattarelli.

    841. SoHope says:

      So the 2nd IA map came out and is has some mangled lines…it will obviously be rejected by the gop. Seeing how badly drawn the “bipartisan commission” are making the lines to make a 2-2 delegation I am actually starting to thing the GOP can gerrymander a 4-0 and it look no worse than the 2nd map.

    842. jason says:


      McAuliffe sends out fundraising letter warning “enthusiasm at an all time low”.

    843. Wes says:

      This is just sick:

      Essentially school board liberals knew about the rape of that young girl by a boy claiming to be transgender and tried to cover it up.

      Where exactly are all the liberals in the #MeToo movement on this?

      Why are they not outraged a school board tried to cover up the rape of a teenage girl?

    844. Wes says:

      Fundraising letters generally use apocalyptic language to generate enthusiasm both for money and for turnout in races. What McAuliffe sent out smacks more of desperation.

      Thankfully Pitchaboy called the race for TMac yesterday, so I’m comfortable with saying Youngkin wins.

    845. NYCmike says:

      Purely from an on-the-ground view, I don’t see how Jack gets 50.001% to win. I do think it will be close, as I don’t see the minority vote coming out in force for Murphy. BUT, I also don’t see many suburban moms switching their Democratic votes to Republican ones, especially since there are still mail-in options available to them.

    846. NYCmike says:

      Hope I am wrong.

      One thing I think Murphy did that was smart – he gave employees the option of vaccination or testing. He did not mandate the vaccine.

    847. mnw says:

      RDEL at RRH:

      “You call it tortured– I call it a nuanced but balanced explanation of the VA EV numbers. Imo, the best assurance I have that my observations are correct is that the MSM and liberal sites are not ecstatic about the EV numbers in VA… Go back and look at media coverage of EV numbers in GA in 2020. Our D posters here linked to article after article about how great the EV numbers were in GA. Go out there and try to find even ONE article about how happy the Ds are with the VA EV numbers… The % of D counties that have turned out relative to the % of R counties from 2020 to 2021 is down. That is the headline. The overall decline in EV suggests that younger voters & minority voters are turning out in lesser numbers than in 2020. That is the rest of the story.”

    848. mnw says:

      881 NYC

      I read that in 2020, NJ sent out ballots to everyone registered to vote, but that this year a voter has to request that one be mailed.

      I can’t vouch for the accuracy of that.

    849. NYCmike says:


      I thought NJ had gone back to needing a request, but I have seen reports in local rags about ballots being received. Those reports are not confirmed.

    850. Wes says:

      Mnw, I often don’t agree with Rdel’s analysis because his bias frequently skews him away from reality. He has a point with this one though. That a Democrat on that site who’s already declared TMac will win feels the need to nitpick him and try to dismiss what he says tells me something.

    851. lisab says:

      my mother was registered to vote in massachusetts for several years after she died

      i know this because I briefly lived in massachusetts around 2012 or so, and voted at the same polling station, and her name was just after mine on the rv list

      she died in 2008, so 4 years at least

      we both may still be registered there, i still am in ny

    852. lisab says:

      still registered in il, nh and maine too i think, but not in indiana anymore

    853. Tina says:

      What was changed?

      Margot Cleveland
      What is going on in VA right now with changes in voting rules is a huge shot across the bow for the future of voting integrity. More on this on Monday.

    854. Wes says:

      This is interesting:

      Nick Begich III will challenge Don Young in the AK-AL primary.

      Begich is the grandson of AK’s last Dem Congressman–Nick Begich–who in 1972 disappeared along with LA Congressman Hale Biggs.

    855. Wes says:

      Boggs*, who was viewed as the potential next Speaker of the House. Neither Boggs nor Begich was ever recovered, and Alaskans in a show of sympathy posthumously reelected Begich in 1972. This triggered a special election current Congressman Don Young won in March 1973.

      Begich is also the nephew of former AK Senator Mark Begich (D). His pedigree makes the younger Begich’s political affiliation curious.

    856. mnw says:

      889 Tina

      One DEM county announced they were going to ignore the state law requiring voters to put the last 4 #s of their SSN on mail-in ballot requests. They got sued immediately, & that’s the last I heard. This was yesterday.

      Some counties have asked the governor to put back in place all the extra COVID-related drop boxes they had in 2020, but I don’t think that’s happened yet.

      I don’t know what else Margot Cleveland is referring to. (Sounds to me like she’s teasing her Monday article!)

    857. mnw says:


      “Begich” is certainly not a name one expects to see on a GOP primary ballot. If I were voting up there, I’d want to make very sure Begich isn’t a Murkowski RINO.

      The USAF looked for the plane crash site every day for MONTHS. You ever know anybody who died in a plane crash? I don’t. In AK, almost everyone does.

      Mindy Boggs (D-LA) was Hale’s daughter, I think, wasn’t she? — a big pain in the tail she was, too.

    858. Wes says:

      Interesting thing about Nick Begich, Mnw:

      He defeated Don Young posthumously but also in 1970 defeated future Senator and Governor Frank Murkowski.

      Putting aside his daughter’s frequently RINOish tendencies–though she has remained a loyal ally of her co-Senator, Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and campaigned fiercely for him in 2014–and his own disastrous tenure as Governor, Murkowski probably benefited from the loss as it helped him hone his campaign skills and become in 1980 the first Republican ever elected to AK’s Class 3 Senate seat.

      Despite frequently being a target of both Democrats and Republicans for defeat, Don Young has had a solid hold on his House seat for nearly 50 years and shows no sign of retiring till he becomes physically unable to hang onto the seat.

      If Young manages to survive that long, in April 2033, just short of his 100th birthday, he’ll be the longest serving Congressman in history.

    859. Tina says:

      Mnw, thanks, I guess stay tune for her article on Monday,

    860. Wes says:

      More trivia about Young:

      In 2013 with the death of Congressman Bill Young (R-FL), Young became the Dean of the House Republican Conference. It’s ironic that at the time, the two most senior Republicans were named Young.

      Four years later, in 2017, Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) resigned because of a sexual harassment scandal. At that point, Young became the first GOP Dean of the House since March 1933.

    861. Wes says:

      Actually, Mnw, Lindy Boggs was the wife of Hale Boggs.

    862. Wes says:

      Bill Jefferson (D-LA) succeeded Lindy as the Congressman from the New Orleans-based seat. He ultimately lost reelection to Joseph Cao (R-LA) in a December 2008 special election. Cao subsequently lost reelection to Cedric Richmond (D-LA), currently a member of the Biden Administration whom Joe himself recently insulted as “boy.”

    863. Tgca says:

      The Nation says of Gubbernor Murphy:

      Many who were once skeptical of the former investment banker now admit that New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s policies are compassionate and forward-thinking.

    864. JulStol says:


    865. NYCmike says:

      Murphy has simply stayed more reasonable, or killed fewer elderly, than most Democratic governors.

      He is still a tax-and-spend liberal Democrat….but then again, spending doesn’t seem to be a big issue these days……

    866. NYCmike says:

      JulStol – how are you doing?

      Are you now a Dad? Correct?

    867. NYCmike says:

      Did I already congratulate you on that?

    868. JulStol says:

      Doing well. Little guy is 3 and a half months old. He’s perfect. Even sleeping through the night.

    869. mnw says:


      Nice to see you posting here again.

    870. JulStol says:

      I’m always around, just don’t generally post. I’m usually lurking over on RRH too.

    871. mnw says:

      Those of us who wade through RRH deserve some sort of hardship bonus.

      News from the “Right” perspective? It’s a perspective I can’t recognize as politically to the “Right” in any way.