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    Gov Race in VA Tied, Murphy Leads Ciattarelli By 6% in NJ

    Its been ten days since my last post so to get a new thread going, here are the two most recent polls for the gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey from Monmouth University and Emerson College respectively.

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

    GOVERNOR – NEW JERSEY (Emerson)
    Phil Murphy (D-inc) 50%
    Jack Ciattarelli (R) 44%

    The VA poll was done October 16-19 among 1005 registered voters. The NJ poll was done October 15-18 among 600 likely voters.

    Posted by Dave at 7:12 pm
    Filed under: General | Comments (360)

    360 Responses to “Gov Race in VA Tied, Murphy Leads Ciattarelli By 6% in NJ”

    1. mnw says:

      frist

    2. jason says:

      El segundo

    3. Wes says:

      Murphy wins. TMac falls.

    4. Tina says:

      Putzaki on gasoline prices ($4.69 here):

      “Lower your expectations.”

    5. Wes says:

      So going by Psaki’s logic, I should expect gas to drop by about a dollar. I’m lowering my expectations.

    6. Cash Cow TM says:

      What kid of sick, demented person would put a needle in a haystack?

      And why would someone spend a lot of time LOOKING for a needle in a haystack? Needles are not that expensive–just go buy another one, for pity sakes!

    7. Cash Cow TM says:

      Sorry.
      I just had to get that personal rant out of the way.

      For those of you who are unlike me and OUTSIDE of the TV airwaves of D.C. stations that target lots of Northern and Eastern VA…

      …the airwaves are full of ads from both McAwful and Youngkin. Including TV ads funded by American Federation of Teachers.

      Lots of both candidates ads are about education.
      Youngkin’s ads are better, IMO—more positive and upbeat. Also some of his ads are about tax reform he plans to undertake (get rid of sales tax on food), his pro-teacher pay raise and education budget he would put forth, his support for law enforcement to reduce the crime rate in VA.

      McA’s ads seem defensive and try to deflect criticism of McA’s statement during the debates that he does not think parents should decide what should be taught in schools.

      The McAwful ads are more negative and say how Youngkin is wrong for VA and how he is (more or less) a Trump clone.

      @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

      Additionally, the Dem. incumbent AG Herring has ads up now, as does the Dem. candidate for LT. Gov.

      The Herring ads say the R guy is too dangerous for VA. Too right wing radical. And they almost imply the R had a hand in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. capitol.

      The R candidate for AG (a Latino) has ads up as well. Miyares highlights the fact that his mother came here from Cuba and he had to teach her the U.S. pledge of allegiance. I was not impressed with the R candidates TV ad. I think he may be a current State legislator.
      ____________________________
      The Dem candidate for Lt. Gov. is a Hispanic woman who I think is a current State legislator.

      The R candidate for Lt. Gov. is a Black woman who the Dem ads say is too right wing radical for VA, against abortion, pro gun to the point she puts guns in the hands of ctriminals…
      She does not have any TV ads up.

    8. mnw says:

      Cow

      Interesting to read about the ads. Thx. The ad about the Pledge sounds appealing. Perhaps all that DEM talk about “too right wing radical” will drive up support for those down ballot Rs in rural areas?

    9. GF says:

      RRH noted that in the crosstabs, undecided broke 3-2 against Murphy, it’s possibly a 52-48 race IF those undecideds bother to make up their minds AND vote.

    10. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes – How about a bet on the New Jersey Governor’s race? If Murphy wins, I send $50 to a charity of your choice. If Murphy loses, you send $25 to Alex’s Lemonade Stand and $25 to a charity for suicide prevention. Deal?

    11. Bitterlaw says:

      GF – I have never understood Independent voters or voters who are undecided close to Election Day. I know that from now until I die, I will vote for the Republican nominee for every office. I would expect a Democrat to only vote for Democrats. Despite what people say, there are stark differences between the parties so choose one. Even a Republican who only agrees with me 1% of the time is better than a Democrat who disagrees with me 100% of the time.

    12. Bitterlaw says:

      The antidote to Deadenders is to nominate the most conservative candidate who can win the General Election. The only message you send by losing is that you lost.

    13. NYCmike says:

      ” Despite what people say, there are stark differences between the parties so choose one.”

      -I bet a large majority of Democratic voters over age 40, if asked if they please would describe their political beliefs………don’t have a clue about the policies being pushed by today’s Democratic Party and simply vote Democratic because they, and their parents, always did.

    14. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Even a lot of Democrats have doubts about Biden:

      “Objections from two Democratic senators have President Joe Biden’s agenda stalled on Capitol Hill, and fewer than half of Democratic voters think their party should follow the president’s lead.

      The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of Likely Democratic Voters believe the Democratic Party should be more like Biden. Thirty percent (30%) feel the party should be more like Senate Democrats. Twenty-five percent (25%) are not sure.”

    15. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      If Buttigieg can take a maternity leave, can Biden take a senility leave?

    16. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      11. “I have never understood Independent voters or voters who are undecided close to Election Day. I know that from now until I die, I will vote for the Republican nominee for every office”

      I am a registered Independent (“Non-Party”) voter in California. I will often vote for a Democrat over a Republican in local races, if the Democrat is more competent. For local and state races, the two candidates who receive the most votes go into a run-off. It is often two Democrats. At this point, there is not one single Republican who represents me in any local, state, or federal office. I personally know almost all my local and state representatives, and congress critter, and we get along despite my more conservative views. Life and business goes on — what I am noticing is some very strong divisions among Democrats on fiscal and other issues. Often the choice in an election is voting for the more fiscally prudent candidate, and against a far leftist.

    17. Wes says:

      Deal, Bitter.

    18. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Here is a just-released Trafalgar Group National Poll. It shows the President’s approval/ disapproval at a respective 39/58. 1/3 of Democrats disapprove. The PID is D +3.5. OUCH!

      https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BK1vrHkQDLxpHONpNpwkycCWPZ0UMUJT/view

    19. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden Job Approval:
      Approve 40%
      Disapprove 56%

      @CenterPolling
      508 LV, 10/12-14
      https://excellenceinpolling.com

    20. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden Job Approval:
      Approve 43%
      Disapprove 39%

      @RedfieldWilton
      1,500 RV, 10/17
      https://redfieldandwiltonstrategies.com/joe-biden-administration-approval-ratings-17-october/

    21. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Real Clear Polling Average Biden approval:

      42.7% Approve
      51.4% Disapprove

      Gallup Poll

      42% Approve
      52% Disapprove

      Making things even more grim is it appears Biden’s mental condition is continuing to noticably deteriorate.

    22. New York City says:

      Even a Republican who only agrees with me 1% of the time is better than a Democrat who disagrees with me 100% of the time.”

      Are you crazy? C’mon man.

      What kind of message is that?

      Any Democrat is better than a R who doesn’t pass all the litmus tests.

    23. New York City says:

      My motto is:

      “If you can’t get it all, better get nothing”.

    24. New York City says:

      The antidote to Deadenders is to nominate the most conservative candidate who can win the General Election. The only message you send by losing is that you lost.”

      Wrong. I would rather live under socialism as long as the RINOS lose.

    25. jason says:

      I know that from now until I die, I will vote for the Republican nominee for every office”

      I used to believe that was the way to go too.

      But now I know better.

    26. jason says:

      My wife suggested that since bacon is so expensive now, maybe I should cut down a little.

      But I was ready for her. I told her since ammo was so difficult to find during the pandemic, I had actually saved more money on ammo than I am paying due to increased bacon costs.

      It pays to be prepared.

    27. jason says:

      Bitter, want to make some money?

      You can buy Ciatarelli for 6 cents at Predictit.

      You can bet $800

      If he wins you will get about $12500, a nice down payment on your new car.

    28. Tina says:

      Thank You, Representative Massie. Only one of the few reliable conservatives

      Thomas Massie
      @RepThomasMassie
      ·
      10h
      Make no mistake: Had there been no DOJ/FBI assets in the crowd or in the Capitol on January 5th and 6th, 2020, AG Merrick Garland would have said so. Instead, he refused to answer my question. The DOJ could put out a statement tomorrow, but they won’t. What does that tell you?

    29. Tina says:

      China Biden’s approval rate looks a lot like the GDP now data from the Atlanta Fed Reserve. Same chart.

      Why are the Rs so in fear of China Biden at 39% approval?

    30. Tina says:

      No fraud here. Move along

      Christina Bobb
      @christina_bobb
      Wisconsin audit findings:
      44,272 individuals voted without proof of ID. The margin of victory in on 20,000
      2:02 PM · Oct 22, 2021
      17

    31. jason says:

      Breaking:

      “In Major Deal, The Babylon Bee Purchases Competing Satire Site CNN”

    32. Hugh says:

      Any idea why younkin is dropping on predictit

    33. Tina says:

      Fraudci and crew are hiding this

      Steve Deace
      @SteveDeaceShow
      · 16h
      This thread is data just released from the CDC. Don’t shoot the messenger. According to just released data from CDC, 40% of all Covid deaths in America last week were vaccinated.

    34. jason says:

      Any idea why younkin is dropping on predictit”

      It is 68-36, no change today.

    35. jason says:

      Hugh, 538 posted a Data For Progress poll showing McCauliffe ahead 50-45, so it is possible this caused a slight drop for Youngkin.

      From the text in the poll I gather this is a left wing pollster, but of course it has a “B” rating from Silvehack.

    36. jason says:

      From further reports on the Baldwin shooting, it says he pointed the gun at the camerawoman and shot her in the chest. The bullet passed through her into the clavicle of the producer.

      This was a rehearsal, not the actual scene.

      Unless the script called for Baldwin to fire directly at the camera, and the rehearsal called for him to actually pull the trigger, then he should be charged at least with involuntary manslaughter, you don’t point a gun (this was a real gun, even if it was supposed to fire blanks) at anyone and pull the trigger even if you think it is unloaded or is loaded with blanks.

    37. Tgca says:

      34

      Tina

      40% of the Covid deaths last week may have been the vaccinated but it’s the unvaccinated who caused their deaths so the fault lies not with the vaccine but the unvaccinated.

      The unvaccinated are causing deaths in the vaccinated who are double vaccinated to protect them from severe effects of Covid. In other words, the vaccine would work if not for the unvaccinated.

      Just like many in the MSM claimed Colin Powell died because of the unvaccinated.

      I’m still waiting to see who gets arrested for killing Colin Powell. Who is this unvaccinated person that caused his death?

      Why isn’t the gubbermint not doing anything about this? I bet if Colin Powell was white the FBI would be out in full force trying to find this unvaccinated person that killed him.

    38. Tgca says:

      Note to self.

      I read Alec Baldwin was in shock and kept asking who gave him a loaded gun?

      I still don’t understand how someone points a gun at someone and pulls the trigger without 1st checking it?

      I have 3 semi automatics and carry one with me most of the time. I always point the gun down when handling it . ALWAYS!!!

      …and though I know there is no bullet in the chamber, I ALWAYS check the clip when I remove the gun from the holster to ensure all bullets are in the clip…as if somehow the gun might have loaded the chamber by itself is my gun safety paranoia.

    39. Phil says:

      Trafalgar Poll results are pathetic for the fool in the WH.

      These are the best results this guy can get with the entire MSM covering for him 24/7? Lol

      Now try to imagine what Biden’s numbers would be if he got the same media coverage Trump was hit with on a daily basis. You’d drop his approval numbers another 4-5 points minimum.

      Let’s go Brandon.

      It’s not just the top line numbers. It’s the fact that those numbers solidify with each and every passing day of this administration’s incompetence. Once perceptions set in and then get reinforced by horrible results, there is no rebounding.

    40. jason says:

      …and though I know there is no bullet in the chamber, I ALWAYS check the clip when I remove the gun from the holster to ensure all bullets are in the clip…as if somehow the gun might have loaded the chamber by itself is my gun safety paranoia.”

      It’s not paranoia. I just make it a habit of checking it whenever I am taking it out of the holster, storing it, un-storing it, or picking it up even if I only recently put it down. I have several guns so who knows, maybe it is not the gun I thought I just put down.

    41. Tina says:

      Looks like warmongers fundraising firm ditched her. She can get a job at cnn with better pay. Then run as the 2% candidate for President in 2024. Buy bye, beotch,

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/liz-cheneys-fundraising-firm-ditches-amid-spat-mccarthy/

    42. Tina says:

      This is true.

      Jack Posobiec ??
      @JackPosobiec
      ·
      12m
      They will all blame the gun. You know they will. It’s what they always do.

    43. jason says:

      Well, if Baldwin doesn’t know anything about guns, and I am sure he doesn’t, “checking the gun” might not have helped, and even if he saw it was loaded he would think it was a blank.

      To me the key issue is what was in the script. Did the rehearsal call for him to point the gun at the camera and fire it? If it did, it was a terrible accident. If it didn’t, then he was negligent and should be charged.

    44. Tina says:

      Ashley Parker
      @AshleyRParker
      · 2h
      “F*ck Joe Biden” signs have begun dotting the country like so many dandelions. @CarissaWolf and I report. https://washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-vulgar-signs-chants/2021/10/22/6071836e-3122-11ec-a880-a9d8c009a0b1_story.html?tid=ss_tw

    45. Tgca says:

      Ok. This is a tad bit on the mean side and a bit sad if not for being true but it’s funny as well and Baldwin with his toxicity towards others over the years brings this ridicule on himself.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/alec-baldwin-guns.jpg

    46. Tgca says:

      41

      Perhaps if you did not eat so much bacon which science shows causes dementia you would remember what gun you just put down.

      …just saying.

    47. DW says:

      As to the Virginia races, I think all of you are way out over your skis…so far over your skis you are looking back up the hill.

      There is no way the GOP can win any of the top three races, Gov, Lt. Gov, or AG.

      Last I checked, Northern Virginia was still there stuffed with evil people who want to destroy our state and our country.

      They will do whatever it takes, and they know that no one will stand up and stop them.

    48. jason says:

      Perhaps if you did not eat so much bacon which science shows causes dementia you would remember what gun you just put down.

      …just saying.”

      Dementia is a small price to pay for eating bacon.

    49. jason says:

      They will do whatever it takes, and they know that no one will stand up and stop them.”

      I share your disgust.

      But there is such a thing as overcoming the margin of fraud.

      We will see if Youngkin can do that.

    50. Phil says:

      DW, the race is winnable. It’s a 50-50 race if the count is on the up and up.

      I trust Baris who has it tied at a D+2 electorate – very reasonable.

      Back to the up and up part. Polls measure the actual vote. Republicans will have to over perform the coming margin of fraud in Fairfax County. That’s the tough hill to climb.

    51. jason says:

      Doesn’t sound like he is voting for it….

      “U.S. Rep. Jared Golden told state lawmakers Thursday that congressional Democrats’ multi-trillion dollar budget proposal is poorly targeted and includes too many budget “gimmicks” as he remains one of the few members of his party in the House not supporting the plan.

      The Thursday letter gives the clearest picture yet of Golden’s objections to the current bill — which many Democrats see as central to President Joe Biden’s agenda — and comes as lawmakers in Washington continue to debate what will be included in the legislation and how they will pay for it.

      Golden, a Democrat from Maine’s swingy 2nd District, criticized several high-profile parts of the proposed legislation in a letter to Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, House Speaker Ryan Fecteau, D-Biddeford, and other Democrats, including the child tax credit, funding for child care and Medicare expansion.

      “In its current form, the draft bill is not sufficiently targeted to working- and middle-class families and makes too frequent use of budget gimmicks, like artificial program sunsets or delayed starts,” Golden wrote.”

    52. DW says:

      Phil, I trust Baris too…he and his lawyer friend Barnes were spot on in 2020, accurately predicting the actual results. But actual results are not what put people into office any longer.

      I would need to see polls showing Youngkin up 6 to 8 points in order to believe that he has a 50/50 shot at actually being sworn in.

      I am nearly certain Youngkin will get the most valid votes. It a shame that’s not what determines the winner any more.

    53. Bitterlaw says:

      You will all be relieved to know that I have never picked up a handgun so I posed no threat to anybody. I was handed a loaded shotgun on a cruise ship, fired it twice, and did not hit the targets.

    54. jason says:

      You will all be relieved to know that I have never picked up a handgun so I posed no threat to anybody.”

      Quite the opposite, people who don’t know how to handle guns pose the greatest danger.

    55. jason says:

      Chris Wallace calls Jen Psaki ‘one of the best press secretaries ever’

      You can’t make this sh-t up.

    56. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason – There is no danger I that will shoot anybody. I will leave owning and handling guns to you. Tgca is dangerous since he is always hungry.

    57. Wes says:

      Hollywood tends to be filled with anti-gun nuts; however, if the actors are going to accept roles requiring use of firearms, they should have to take firearm safety classes before stepping foot in front of a camera with a weapon regardless of whether the weapon is thought to be loaded for the scene.

      Sigourney Weaver is one of the biggest anti-gun people in Hollywood. During the filming of Aliens (1986), James Cameron actually took her to a firing range to show her how to handle a gun and put her through a gun safety class. There were no incidents of injuries or fatalities during that movie’s shoot.

      If a director could do that in 1985 to ensure the safety of his cast and crew because he knew the lead actress had no experience with guns and at the very least needed to look as if she knew what she was doing onscreen, why couldn’t one in 2021 do the same thing?

    58. Chicon says:

      Why is a person as vehemently anti-gun as this idiot glorifying the gun by acting in the movie?

    59. jason says:

      I believe everyone should learn gun safety and how to shoot, even if you don’t own a gun.

    60. jason says:

      Parents that don’t enroll their kids in gun safety/shooting classes are morons.

      My kids knew how to handle guns safely from an early age, so I knew if they were in a situation where guns were being handled unsafely, such as at friend’s house, they would recognize it and act accordingly.

    61. Tina says:

      Disclose.tv
      @disclosetv
      · 4h
      JUST IN – Fauci’s NIH division partly funded a lab to drug dogs and “lock their heads in cages filled with hungry sandflies so that the insects could eat them alive.”

      https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/medical-advances/578086-bipartisan-legislators-demand-answers-from-fauci

    62. Wobbles says:

      Zzzzzz….

      Did you see Romney had a dog crate on his car roof?

    63. Wes says:

      Fauci is despicable.

    64. jason says:

      Nice to see the animals hitting back…

      “An elephant has trampled a suspected poacher to death in South Africa’s famed Kruger National Park, a spokesman said Friday. The mangled body was discovered Thursday during an intelligence operation aimed at preventing poaching, Kruger spokesman Isaac Phaahla told AFP.

      But before any animals were harmed, an elephant stomped one poacher to death while the others fled, Phaahla said.

      “Initial investigations suspect that the deceased was killed by an elephant and left behind by his accomplices,” he added.

      But before any animals were harmed, an elephant stomped one poacher to death while the others fled, Phaahla said.

      “Initial investigations suspect that the deceased was killed by an elephant and left behind by his accomplices,” he added.

      Earlier this year, another suspected poacher was trampled and killed by a herd of elephants at the park. And in 2019, a suspected rhino poacher in was killed by an elephant before his body was apparently eaten by lions at the park.”

    65. Tina says:

      Again?

      Marc E. Elias
      @marceelias
      · 22h
      BREAKING: @vademocrats sue U.S. Postal Service over its failure to process and deliver election-related mail in a timely manner, potentially leading to the disenfranchisement of Virginia voters.

      Proud that @EliasLawGroup is part of this fight.
      https://democracydocket.com/cases/virginia-usps-challenge/

    66. Bitteelaw says:

      Report from New Jersey. In 2020, there were Biden and Trump signs in my hometown. Today, I did not see any Murphy or Ciattarelli signs. There were signs for local and state races.

    67. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      In the Trafalgar poll, Biden job performance only has the approval of 61% of the Democrats. The only question now is whether he will complete his term of office. My hunch is he steps down after the 2022 election. After almost 10 months in office, he has accomplished nothing, and failed miserably in Afghanistan.

      #BidenApproval continues to be dismal:
      #Inds 32.2%,
      #Dem 61.2%,
      #GOP 11.1%,

      39.2% Approve,
      58.4% Disapprove,
      2.4% No Opinion,

    68. Wes says:

      Do Democrats really want Harris to become President, SDC? Biden has been a disaster, but Harris would be an absolute cataclysm. I realize it’s a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation, but Biden seems like the path to lesser damnation than Harris brings.

    69. Phil says:

      They’ll try and hang on to Biden as long as they can praying that he can keep it together until his term runs out….they are well aware how awful Harris is. Thing is, right now I just can’t see them being able to cover up Biden’s cognitive decline and it becomes harder by the day to cover up his dementia.

      It’s bad and it’s getting worse with each passing day.

    70. jason says:

      I don’t know if there will be a choice. Biden’s cognitive decline seems to be getting worse, what will it be in a year? There is only so much that Jill and the MSM can do to cover.

    71. jason says:

      I wrote my comment before I read Phil’s, basically we are saying the same thing.

      They must be feeding Biden with every cognitive enhancement drug they can find, and even so it is not working.

    72. jason says:

      And yes it working, Biden should not be at 40% approval on the economy.

    73. Bitterlaw says:

      I think the Dems are stuck with Harris in 2024. If she wins, they claim the first woman President and black woman President. If she loses, they can claim it is due to anti-woman and racist voters. What 2020 retread would be nominated over Harris? Who else? Even if re-elected, Murphy would not appeal nationally. Gov. Wolf is a zzzzzzzzz

    74. Wes says:

      The alternative way of looking at Biden’s polling on the economy, Jason, is to say despite media cheerleading for the Administration, a wide majority of voters see through the narrative to reality and reject the attempted narrative.

      Most of the rest are certainly hardcore brainwashed Demo while some undoubtedly don’t want to vindicate Trump by admitting Biden is a disaster on the economy. The remainder are probably extremely poor receiving government goodies or extremely rich and thus largely insulated from an economic downturn.

    75. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Putin strongly defends Biden against the claim he is demented, which should worry us.

      Putin rubbished suggestions that the Democrat “performed poorly” at the event, Russian news agency TASS reports.

      He said: “Biden is a professional and one should work very attentively with him to avoid missing any detail. I can say with certainty that he never misses a detail.”

      “Putin said Biden was “in the know” at the meeting despite reports that the Democrat was spotted with a cheat sheet.

      The Russian strongman said: “He is fully in the know. He looked into his notes from time to time but we are all doing this.””

    76. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      70. “but Biden seems like the path to lesser damnation than Harris brings.”

      Wes, I agree with your general premise as things stand now. But if Biden continues to decline to the point it is clear he is mentally incompetent, the Democrats have to act and take a chance on Harris. It appears Biden’s condition is getting worse, and he has made some awful policy decisions, such as his Afghanistan debacle.

      Am sure the Republicans would prefer that Biden remain as president through the 2022 mid-term elections, as they can make his incompetency an issue. The Democrats are in an awful situation, the economy is in chaos, and Biden’s foreign policy is a disaster. I will again ask the question: has Biden had any policy successes during his term in office? Maybe Robbie can make a cameo appearance and tell us what they are? The fact Robbie has not so much as mentioned Biden’s name once during his fly-by posts says something. Our trolls are too ashamed to post — except the one who makes obscene insults to us when he/she/unknown gender is under the influence.

    77. lisab says:

      Do Democrats really want Harris to become President, SDC? Biden has been a disaster, but Harris would be an absolute cataclysm. wes

      They’ll try and hang on to Biden as long as they can praying that he can keep it together until his term runs out…. phil
      ——————————-
      also,

      the biden people do NOT like the harris people

      and don’t want to lose their jobs

    78. Robbie says:

      Vivek Ramaswamy
      @VivekGRamaswamy
      So to sum it up:
      1. US bans gain-of-function research.
      2. Rogue bureaucrats fund it abroad instead.
      3. Lab leak occurs. Global pandemic ensues.
      4. Scientific leaders lie about it and label dissenters as racists.

      Want to create a crisis of trust in science. That’ll do it.

      – Give Fauci another presidential medal of freedom, right Jason fraud?

    79. Robbie says:

      Ajit Pai
      @AjitPai
      Bipartisan group seeks answers following report that NIH grant was used “to drug beagles and lock their heads in mesh cages filled with hungry sand flies so that the insects could eat them alive.” Some dogs’ vocal cords were removed to prevent barking.

      https://t.co/2QhXeIDIpe?amp=1

      – How many more presidential medals of freedom should we give Fauci, Jason fraud?

    80. Chicon says:

      Robbie, your guy Seth Rich says hello.

    81. Bitterlaw says:

      Robbie – Did you know Biden is President now? Maybe you missed the news while feeding your Trump and Fauci obsessions.

    82. Bitterlaw says:

      When there is nothing else worth watching, Law and Order: SVU is always there to fill an hour.

    83. Tina says:

      Byron York
      @ByronYork
      ·
      12h
      Virginia governor’s race turning toward Youngkin. Pollster in
      @RTDNEWS
      : ‘Something has happened in the last few weeks among suburban women.’ Youngkin connecting on education, jobs, economy. 1/4

    84. JeffP says:

      I haven’t posted my thoughts, opinions or rants in several months. Here they are…
      1. The GOP better stop the mail in ballot fraud before it’s too late. No chain of custody invites corruption in large election changing results.
      2. Biden’s presidency is mortally wounded. His free fall in approval so suddenly is another sign that he probably received several million fraudulent mail in votes.
      3. I am praying Trump doesn’t run and supports DeSantis.
      4. I am beginning to think VA might turn red.
      5. I agree Joe resigns after 2022 midterms and they are stuck with Kamala in 2024.

    85. jason says:

      New season of Moonshiners… happy days are here again.

    86. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag trolls by to talk about me and Fauci.

      Completely unhinged because his man Biden is cratering in the polls.

    87. Phil says:

      Kudos to Robbie – has gone the first ten months of the Biden administration without once mentioning Joe Biden….and this is the guy Robbie sent a grand to.

      Lol

    88. jason says:

      I haven’t posted my thoughts, opinions or rants in several months. Here they are…
      1. The GOP better stop the mail in ballot fraud before it’s too late. No chain of custody invites corruption in large election changing results
      YES, IT SHOULD BE OBVIOUS TO ANYONE WITH HALF A BRAIN
      2. Biden’s presidency is mortally wounded. His free fall in approval so suddenly is another sign that he probably received several million fraudulent mail in votes.
      WOUNDED YES. MORTALLY NO.
      3. I am praying Trump doesn’t run and supports DeSantis.
      GOOD LUCK WITH THAT.
      4. I am beginning to think VA might turn red.
      HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL.
      5. I agree Joe resigns after 2022 midterms and they are stuck with Kamala in 2024.
      GOOD CHANCE THAT HAPPENS.

    89. jason says:

      Kudos to Robbie – has gone the first ten months of the Biden administration without once mentioning Joe Biden”

      Yeah, that is hard to do, I give the bastard credit, you wouldn’t think that much hypocrisy was possible.

    90. Tgca says:

      I’ve been seeing this all day and cannot contain my hatred for these people that did this in the name of science. This is NOT science! This is pure EVIL!!! How is this any worse then the evil scientific experiments by the Nazi. It’s not!!!

      I hope every scientist involved in this meets a gruesome and painfully horrible death.

      https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/10/23/report-faucis-nih-division-partially-funded-insects-eating-beagles-alive/

    91. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      80. “Do Democrats really want Harris to become President, SDC? Biden has been a disaster, but Harris would be an absolute cataclysm. wes . . .
      the biden people do NOT like the harris people and don’t want to lose their jobs.”

      Are you realizing the optics here? Some old white guys don’t like a black, female, who is vice president, and are going to work behind the scenes to block her from becoming president. Women and blacks together likely constitute a majority of Democratic Party voters. Identity politics now dominates the Democratic Party, not silly things like competency. Qualifications are measured by how many demographic boxes a candidate can check. A backroom move by Democratic Party operatives to block Harris could turn the Democratic primary in 2024 a bloodbath of identity politics.

    92. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      81. “@VivekGRamaswamy
      So to sum it up:
      1. US bans gain-of-function research.
      2. Rogue bureaucrats fund it abroad instead.
      3. Lab leak occurs. Global pandemic ensues.
      4. Scientific leaders lie about it and label dissenters as racists.

      Want to create a crisis of trust in science. That’ll do it.”

      Now be careful Robbie, your sounding exactly like Trump. Fauci is a Democratic deity — and above criticism. Your going to get your troll card revoked — soon you’ll have a “Make America Great” sticker on the back of your plane.

    93. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Josh Kraushaar
      @HotlineJosh
      · 37m
      “It’s striking to see a sea of red Youngkin campaign signs in some of the bluest precincts in northern Virginia, where it was rare to see any Trump campaign material for miles during the last two presidential elections”

      http://njour.nl/s/715386?unlock=WGT3M6ZKHH9NCP04

    94. jason says:

      Babylon Bee:

      “Fauci Says Attacking Puppy Torture Is An Attack On Science”

    95. jason says:

      Biden to host Manchin in Delaware. Schumer to attend.

    96. Bitterlaw says:

      Political upheaval in my town. A zoning ordinance that would have allowed outdoor dining in my neighborhood (2 restaurants and 3 take out places) failed because Democrat Commissioners from other wards in the township opposed it. So my Commissioner, a Democrat representing the 7th Ward, has endorsed the Republican running in the 4th Ward against the Democrat who voted against the zoning change. There are 7 Wards and the even numbers are up this year. This could erupt into some strongly worded letters in the local newspaper.

    97. Tina says:

      Muh vulgar.

      Byron York
      @ByronYork
      · 1h
      Signs of growing media concern about ‘Let’s go, Brandon’ and ‘F–k Biden’ shouts and signs around country. Yes, vulgar, disrespectful. But will have to go a long way to match ‘F–k Trump’ climate–just in the arts world!–of recent years. So Biden chants not a surprise.

    98. jason says:

      Exciting time in Radnor. Here in Bittersville there are big issues too. Some people want a stop sign at Burkholder Rd and Knaub Hill but it is controversial. Also there are complaints bears have been causing property damage, mostly bird feeders, but there is a segment of the population that think bears will be bears and they will soon be hibernating anyway.

    99. Tina says:

      And not one R calling for his arrest.

      Stephen L. Miller
      @redsteeze
      · 52m
      The most ironic thing is 760,000 Americans are dead likely because of Fauci’s well funded science experiments but he’s going to end up retiring because the public got outraged over a few Beagles.

    100. Bitterlaw says:

      I am in favor of more traffic control devices. I do not think bears will obey any property laws anyway,

    101. jason says:

      I oppose any more traffic devices and any attempts to restrict the bears.

    102. jason says:

      Amish buggy traffic is already intense and stop signs just make things worse.

    103. Tgca says:

      Stephen Miller is an IDIOT! No one honestly believes Dr. Fow-chee purposely planned the death of 700K+ people even though he could indirectly be implicated in extremely bad judgment that may have greatly exacerbated the pandemic.

      However, torturing an animal that is slowly eaten alive in great pain is a purposeful planned inhumane act. There is no equivalence between the two. Perhaps if someone stuck Miller’s lived one’s head in a net and let it be eaten alive then he would think differently.

      It doesn’t matter if it’s a human or a family pet, civilized societies do not do these things.

      Scientists have been known for well over a century for violating decency in the name of pursuing their dreams of academic advancement and achievements going back to routine illegal grave robbing of recently deceased or stealing pets for teaching and experimentation. These scientists should not be celebrated, they should be prosecuted and shunned from society because they lack a sense of decency and morality.

      These vicious crimes against animals should be punishable with the harshest of penalties. IMO, 25 years hard labor is just in this circumstances for those directly involved in this heinous inhumane act.

    104. jason says:

      So the ‘prop gun’ was also being used for target practice in the desert with live rounds.

      Obviously that is how the live round got into the prop gun.

      “The prop gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on a New Mexico movie set had been used by crew members offsite for fun, a new report claims.

      The gun, which was fired by Alec Baldwin on the set of the movie “Rust,” may have even been loaded with live rounds when it was used for what was essentially target practice, TMZ reported.

      Multiple sources connected to the production of the film told TMZ that the gun was fired at off-the-clock gatherings – which could explain how a live round found its way into the gun’s chamber.”

    105. mnw says:

      Something the DEMs almost certainly DREAD, imo:

      Not getting Reconciliation passed before the 11/2 VA election.

      97 Sheep

      Josh Kraushaar is the berries! One of the most perceptive political analysts for a long time, & no personal political bias either way.

    106. jason says:

      I see a lot of comments on how reconciliation would help McAuliffe but I fail to see the connection.

      Pelosi says they will vote on both bills this week.

      Let’s see.

    107. mnw says:

      WSJ: “Biden’s Townhall Performance A Cause For Concern”

      When you’ve lost the Wall Street Journal…

      Btw, the WSJ switched sides, just like the Drudge Report, a LOOONG time ago. Anybody who thinks its viewpoint is conservative now hasn’t been paying attention… OR, knows full well it’s just another liberal rag but wants to exploit the skin suit, i.e., “Why even the WSJ, HARDLY a progressive voice, admits that [insert favorite liberal cause du jour here].”

    108. Pitchaboy says:

      Mcawful to lose race. Wes to let out a primal wail in …..

    109. jason says:

      WSJ news section was never conservative, only the editorial board.

      But even that has been watered down. I would classify it as moderately pro-business, but no longer conservative.

    110. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      From a recent Vanity Fair article. Fauci has been involved in a cover-up:

      “The leaked grant proposal struck a number of scientists and researchers as significant for one reason. One distinctive segment of SARS-CoV-2’s genetic code is a furin cleavage site that makes the virus more infectious by allowing it to efficiently enter human cells. That is just the feature that EcoHealth Alliance and the Wuhan Institute of Virology had proposed to engineer in the 2018 grant proposal. “If I applied for funding to paint Central Park purple and was denied, but then a year later we woke up to find Central Park painted purple, I’d be a prime suspect,” said Jamie Metzl, a former executive vice president of the Asia Society, who sits on the World Health Organization’s advisory committee on human genome editing and has been calling for a transparent investigation into COVID-19’s origins.”

    111. Gordon Allen says:

      I’m being silenced again after a long post. Bottom line. Read Mollie Hemingway’s book “Rigged”

    112. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden might not win the New Hampshire primary if he attempted to run again:

      “Thirty-seven percent of likely Democratic primary voters in 2024 questioned in the University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) latest Granite State survey said that they’d vote for Biden if the primary were held today, a drop of 12 points from UNH’s previous poll in July. Fifty-two percent of those questioned said they were unsure, up nine points, with 11% saying they’d vote for another candidate.”

    113. Gordon Allen says:

      The review process here seems more and more “rigged”. Perhaps because i did mention the word GOD once. naughty me. I read it over twice. This is bad,

    114. Wes says:

      I hope you weren’t actually predicting Youngkin will win, Pitch. He’s been doing too well lately to have you nuke his increasingly likely win by predicting his victory.

    115. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Rasmussen poll:

      On question of whether Biden is physically and mentally able to do job?

      50% of voters are not at all confident
      8% not very confident
      14% somewhat confident
      27% very confident

    116. jason says:

      The review process here seems more and more “rigged”. Perhaps because i did mention the word GOD once. naughty me. I read it over twice. This is bad,”

      There is no review process. There is a list of words that will give you the “moderation message”.

      God is not on the list. Look through it again. Or post one paragraph at a time and see which one is the offending one.

    117. jason says:

      Some of the words seem inoffensive .. such as
      cas-ino, not sure why. Four question marks in a row, because there was an idiot that used to post hundreds of them. For a long time stuff was on the list.

    118. Chicon says:

      Is R-o-b-b-i-e on the list?

    119. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Can anyone watch this video of Biden’s performance at the CNN town hall and say that Biden is mentally competent enough to serve as President?

      https://www.skynews.com.au/world-news/united-states/what-am-i-doing-here-biden-stumbles-again-during-cnn-town-hall-event/video/717ee9c56d6290a181b228c0603614a1

    120. jason says:

      Is R-o-b-b-i-e on the list?b-i-e on the list?”

      I use Amoral Scumbag to be safe.

    121. Wobbles says:

      Can anyone watch this video of Biden’s performance at the CNN town hall and say that Biden is mentally competent enough to serve as President?”

      Yes.

      But this you see a psychologist diagnosed Trump on TV as having mental issues?

      Why is nobody talking about this scandal?

    122. DW says:

      Bongino headlines this story:

      “Biden Silent as Haitian Gang Threatens to Kill 17 U.S. Missionaries If Ransom Doesn’t Arrive”

      https://www.breitbart.com/faith/2021/10/23/haiti-kidnappers-threaten-to-kill-u-s-missionaries-if-ransom-doesnt-arrive/

      Biden Silent? Hardy, he probably hired the gang to get rid of these missionaries.

    123. Gordon Allen says:

      Jason. You’ve got me. I have no idea. Too long?
      Fascinating stuff in Hemingways book was the thrust.
      Does anybody here remember the 2005 Presidential Commission on voting reform?
      Chaired by JIMMY CARTER no less.He found THE greatest possibility of election fraud was absentee/ mail in voting, which the bi partisan group recommended be LIMITED,not expanded!!
      Bottom line in long post is without Florida like security features,or simply less ” mail in” voting,the GOP is cooked.
      ALso, without Covd , and the fantastic,uncheckable mail in voting,Trump would have won easily,however unpopular Trump was according to Wes et al.

      Read the book

    124. Jeff G. says:

      What’s with the Beavis thing Biden is doing with his fists during the Town Hall?

    125. Phil says:

      We are leaderless. This fact alone should scare the hell out of Americans.

    126. DW says:

      132 – its worse than that. The Squad is running the country, using Biden as a sock puppet.

    127. Tina says:

      Biden has not lost me.

      -Jebot

    128. Phil says:

      Yeah, by leaderless, I meant lack of sane, competent leadership. They squad types are indeed in charge behind the scenes and they are running this nation right over a cliff.

    129. Wes says:

      Who’s leading is apparent to me–as is who’s trailing.

    130. Tgca says:

      It is with a heavy heart that I report I added two fish to my aquarium last week and one never acclimated and passed today.

      From day one, she hid and was not interested in eating. No signs of external disease, just stress I guess.

      Unfortunately, it’s quite common for fish to not acclimate to new environments even though I always slowly introduce them to new environment and make sure no extreme parameter changes in the water.

      She may have been stressed prior to purchase but it’s very hard to monitor since the way fish are caught or bred often results in a number who don’t survive long-term.

      I have 32 small freshwater fish of different species in various aquariums so it keeps me busy maintaining them but losing a fish is distressing because often there’s not much you can do to help them once they get ill.

    131. Wes says:

      Maybe you shouldn’t have put her in the tank with the octopus, Tg.

    132. Bitterlaw says:

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10126025/Girl-15-stabbed-stomach-teenage-boys.html

      Some criminals take no pride in their work. You have to get really close to stab somebody. You should not be making a mistake like this.

    133. Tina says:

      A second large caravan is nearing the border.

      Hopefully, his Fraudlency and the Border Czar do something this time,

    134. Wes says:

      I just watched Sisters of Death (1977 but filmed in 1972), a ’70s slasher flick made before Halloween (1978) kicked off the slasher craze of the ’80s.

      It was… interesting. I understand slashers tend to have potential victims make stupid decisions to advance the plot and raise the body count, but I’m not sure I’d willingly sleep–alone no less–in the house of a crazed killer who blames me for his daughter’s death and has explicitly said to my face he intends to kill me.

      The female victims are universally attractive, but the movie, despite the presence of a Playboy Playmate in the cast, coyly avoids the nudity that would become the staple of such movies a decade later. It’s also pretty tame with its inevitable deaths, since most of them occur off screen.

      The pacing is ridiculously slow, though at least we get some character development for both the putative villain and the victims. We get an extended scene of the villain playing a flute followed by an extended scene of bullet manufacturing. Despite my love of the deliberately paced horror movies of Universal and Hammer, I’m not sure I needed all that padding. I’m still not sure what I think about the teleporting dog.

      In contrast to the previous 90% of the movie, the ending is frenetic and tosses in several largely undeveloped twists. The movie saves its final twist for the very last frame, the utter illogic of the twist be damned.

      For fans of non-fantastic slasher films in the years before Black Christmas and Texas Chainsaw Massacre (both 1974) and Halloween gave shape to the genre and fully developed its tropes, this is an interesting if minor curiosum. It’s not bad and tries, while largely failing, to be an actually worthwhile movie. It’s probably best watched with the RiffTrax commentary comedically highlighting its numerous storytelling missteps.

    135. Pitchaboy says:

      Fow Chi is a puppy killer?

    136. Tgca says:

      FINALLY!!!

      A lawsuit that has cross party appeal and merit.

      Woman Sues Kellogg for $5M Over Lack of Strawberries in Pop-Tarts

      https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/kelloggs-pop-tart-million-dollars/2021/10/24/id/1041778/

    137. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes – Why was it delayed 5 years? Was that part of the slow pacing? Maybe they released the trailer in 1972 and then every few months.

    138. jason says:

      Fauci is killing dogs and Tgca is murdering fish.

    139. Wes says:

      I can’t find any information about the delay, Bitter. I’d guess it was an Indy film that spent the five years between the filming and the premiere looking for a distributor.

      The slow pacing comes from the extended conversations in the movie. Rather than actually doing anything for most of it once the killer reveals himself, the victims mostly stand or sit around talking (or in the case of one victim, engaging in some kind of weird zen ritual). Seriously once even says she’s dirty and wants to take a shower. (Spoiler: That isn’t a good idea.)

    140. Wes says:

      One, not once.

    141. Bitterlaw says:

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fz3dB0z08vs

      This movie scared me when I was 5. I didn’t go in the basement of my house for years after seeing it.

    142. Bitterlaw says:

      Burnt Offerings was another movie that terrified me. My parents let me see a lot of scary movies.

    143. jason says:

      The Revenge of the Chupa Cabras was the scariest movie I ever saw.

      I don’t think there is a non-Quechua version though.

    144. Wes says:

      I’ve never seen that one, Bitter, though I did see the 2011 remake produced by Guillermo del Toro.

      That one was decent but annoyed me by completely discarding the established lore of the first for convenience and descending into predictable cliches in the second.

      The actors also repeatedly mispronounced Arthur Machen’s name. Seriously if you’re going to reference one of the greatest gothic horror writers of all time repeatedly and prominently, get it right. It’s MACK-in, not MAKE-in.

    145. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “According to a Rasmussen Reports poll, 65% of voters agree with Sen. Marsha Blackburn’s comment that Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg should either “get back to work or leave” after taking off work for two months of paternity leave.”

      So we are having a transportation crisis at our ports and transit hubs, and Biden’s Secretary of Transportation has been on leave for almost two months. Then again, Biden seems to be snoozing his way through his presidency, so non-attention to issues may be catching on.

      Kamala Harris doesn’t seem to have any desire to be involved in border issues. An it is readily apparent the Secretary of State has accomplished little – other than botching the Afghanistan withdraw, and doing little regarding protection of Taiwan.

      At this point, there does not appear to be a coherent coronavirus policy, other than scold the unvaccinated; meanwhile, virus variants Delta, Beta and Gamma appear to be spreading worldwide. A new variant N501Y seems better at infecting cells and spreading. Beta and Gamma may have a mutation that helps them evade some human immune defences.

      This is not the time for a presidential administration that has hit the snooze button.

    146. lisab says:

      Some of the words seem inoffensive .. such as
      cas-ino, not sure why.
      ——————-

      because cas-ino used to post a lot of ads

    147. lisab says:

      “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” was the scariest series evah

      when i was a young girl

    148. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      At 95 years of age, Queen Elizabeth II seems to be more on the ball than the youngster politican in White House:

      “A few days ago, the queen gracefully turned down an offer by Oldie magazine, which is dedicated to the spirit of longevity, to give her the annual honor of being “Oldie of the Year.” Her private secretary informed the magazine: “Her Majesty believes you are as old as you feel, as such the queen does not believe she meets the relevant criteria to be able to accept, and hopes you will find a more worthy recipient.”

    149. jason says:

      Why Youngkin getting the most vvotes might not matter.

      This is my point about PA too. Local officials are comfortable violating election laws and they have no fear of consequences.

      https://thefederalist.com/2021/10/25/how-virginia-democrats-are-working-to-make-elections-sloppy-again/

    150. jason says:

      because cas-ino used to post a lot of ads”

      Ah, got it.

    151. Pitchaboy says:

      Yes, Wes. Young kin will get more votes than Mcawful. Not sure he will win though. Such is the state of electoral politics in this great country.

    152. jason says:

      New VA poll

      Cygnal 816 LV

      McAuliffe 48.3
      Youngkin 48.3

      Has some good news for Youngkin, especially that he is holding on to Trump’s base (if they turn out).

      “Independent voters and parents of K-12 students are stampeding to support Republicans Glenn Youngkin, Winsome Sears, Jason Miyares and GOP state house candidates,” remarked pollster Brent Buchanan, CEO of Cygnal, a national polling firm ranked as most accurate. “In an interesting twist of political fate, voters under the age of 55 are strongly for Republicans.”

      President Joe Biden is a millstone around the neck of Democratic candidates. For example, he won Virginia female voters in 2020 by 23 points but the generic Republican for General Assembly in 2021 is only losing female voters by 3 points and McAuliffe only leads them by 5 points. Youngkin has a 4 point higher “very favorable” rating while McAuliffe has a 4 point higher “very unfavorable” rating.

      “It’s all been turned upside down in Virginia politics this year. Seventy-one percent of Independents view McAuliffe negatively, and more Democrats than Republicans are defecting to support the candidate of the other party,” Buchanan added.

      Interestingly, 98% of 2020 Trump voters are sticking with Republicans while only 91% of Biden voters are sticking with Democrats.”

    153. DW says:

      I am going to vote in Virginia. My reason for voting is to add to the pile of Youngkin votes so as to force the Dems to cheat by just one more vote.

      The goal is to force them to cheat so much that its obvious to more people, while knowing nothing will be done about it.

      That’s what it has come to in this Banana Republic.

    154. jason says:

      Doesn’t sound like Manchin and Biden and Schumer made any great breakthrough yesterday at their brunch or we would have heard of it by now.

    155. jason says:

      It is a theory, DW. I hope they count your vote without disenfranchising you by diluting it with illegally cast ballots.

      I don’t believe my vote would be honestly counted and I don’t believe it will shame anyone into not cheating so I am sitting out Nov 2 here in PA.

    156. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #164- jason
      Au Contraire. AP reports that both Manchin and Sinema have now agreed, in principle, to the tax side of the legislation.

    157. Phil says:

      The Cygnal Poll tied at 48.3% a piece would indicate Youngkin has a real chance. Too bad polls don’t take into consideration fraud. Youngkin would of had a real shot – better than 50-50 IMO.

      Fairfax County to come in late with just enough to put McAuliffe in the “winner’s” circle. Sad.

      Sad when election fraud by one side is now so expected that the outcome is so predictable. Banana Republic.

      No doubt why nationalizing fraud in the electoral system was the top priority for House and Senate congressional Democrats once they gained their slim majority. First thing they tried before any of their spending priorities….and they are still throwing a fit about it. It wasn’t called HR1 for nothing.

    158. Phil says:

      I understand Jason’s reluctance to bother casting a ballot in Pa. Waste of time.

      I felt the same way. I changed my mind and will be casting a ballot. Simple reason is we actually hae a strict system of ballot security in our electoral system in my state. If my residence was in Pa I’d make the same decision as Jason.

    159. Tgca says:

      I have the Kolchak series on DVD. It was fun and spooky and a shame in only lasted one season.

      I have seen variations of Revenge of Chupacabras over the years. There’s an episode of it in Grimm that is done quite well with a little old sweet lady who turns into the creature and attacks those in the community committing bad deeds.

      I am a UUUUGE fan of horror movies and have a number of them in my movie collection. I love to turn off all the lights and watch them alone in the dark. Even some of the cheesier ones can have their scarier moments. There is something about being momentarily scared, having your heart racing, or jumping out of your skin from an unexpected scene that I find exhilarating.

      I still think the one that gave me the most creeps was the original Nightmare on Elm Street. It was done very well and the fact that you had to force yourself to try and stay awake for fear of falling asleep and meeting Freddy is something that shows the impact a good horror movie can do.

      I would say a close second in making me feel creeped out was Candy Man and Hell Raiser but there are many more with a creepy moment or two.

    160. Gordon Allen says:

      As I recommend. Read the exceptionally detailed/footnoted ‘Rigged”. The Democrats are not even touched by the slightest feeling of electoral honesty or ethics; unlike Republicans they have a win at any cost approach.
      The only ceilings are if the State/Local system in place has strong safeguards, or if the margin of pending victory is sufficient to make fraud self evident, and clearly inexplicable even to dolts.
      I don’t have any idea what that number is in Virginia; at a guess Youngkin probably needs a 3 % cushion.
      The margins Trump won by in 2016 in Michigan, Wisconsin, or PA would be/were not enough to win in 2020, or his likely Arizona and Georgia margins. A 3% win in any of those states by Trump would have likely gotten him over the hump, but there was an insufficient cushion.
      Can Youngkin produce a likely 3 point win in VA?

    161. Tina says:

      W??? N?? C????? ??? ??
      @ShotsRangOut
      · 34m
      Sen. Thune to Endorse Herschel Walker in Georgia Senate Race | http://Newsmax.com

      ?@HerschelWalker? For Senator of Georgia ????????????????

      #TrumpWon https://newsmax.com/politics/thune-herschel-walker-senate-georgia/2021/10/25/id/1041840/

    162. Phil says:

      My guess is Youngkin needs about 2% margin to counter the fraud in Fairfax. That said, since Fairfax will no doubt be reporting last the partisans in Fairfax as well as the ones in Richmond city will be able to come up with the magic number regardless of how many otes they need.

      If Republicans were smart (they’re not) they would hold back some of their totals to not show their hand. This won’t happens, unfortunately.

    163. DW says:

      172 – the deck is stacked against the GOP because the Dems have this centralized location with a large population. The GOP strength in Virginia is all these small towns of 1500 people and rural townships and counties. It does no good for a county with 3000 voters to ‘hold back’ because in the end, they have their 3000 votes and wouldn’t be able to get away with suddenly reporting 15,000 votes.

    164. Pitchaboy says:

      And this is why all votes should be counted in a few locations with representatives from both sides present during transport and counting. This is how it is done in India and UK. If you can’t do it stop lecturing the world about democratic principles.

    165. Phil says:

      DW,

      Good point. It’s stacked.

    166. mnw says:

      Tina

      Margot Cleveland’s hyped article is up at The Federalist, & also re-posted at RCP. It’s a nothingball, imo.

      There isn’t anything new in it. She talks about the “last 4 digits of SSN” matter, which MIGHT effect a tiny handful of votes. She also discusses Fairfax County’s request to the governor to reinstate the drop boxes that were used in 2020. That request is pending, i.e., not happening so far, & the election is only a week off.

    167. jason says:

      Au Contraire. AP reports that both Manchin and Sinema have now agreed, in principle, to the tax side of the legislation.”

      Based on non-named sources.

      Other reports say Sinema was not part of yesterday’s talks and that Manchin did not move from his 1.5 trillion number.

      Do I think there will be a deal? Yes. But I am skeptical it will be $2 trillion with only a “billionaire tax’ to pay for it.

    168. jason says:

      It is obvious that the Dems in Fairfax intend to steal the election.

      The only hope is that Youngkin has a big enough margin to overcome the MOF.

      Probably the 3% “cushion” would be necessary, but so far the polls don’t show that.

    169. Tina says:

      Mnw thanks.

      Seems like a re hash.

      Clickbait.

    170. Tina says:

      Jack Posobiec ??
      @JackPosobiec
      ·
      3m
      #FauciLiedDogsDied

    171. jason says:

      Politico is more skeptical than AP.

      “But it’s not clear yet that they’re meeting some of Manchin’s substantive issues on the bill. And there’s also no indication that Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) has been satisfied yet, and if they’ve removed all the aspects of the bill with which she had issues. Sinema has issues as to some of the taxes they want to impose — and that’s a big obstacle. Meanwhile, notice she’s not there this weekend in Delaware, and there’s no word that she’s about to agree to anything. So Joe appears to be missing how he’s going to convince her.

    172. DW says:

      Worried about offing some dogs….where is the outrage over the atrocities being done to healthy kids who are being irreparably harmed by the lie that they can change genders and live a normal life?

    173. Phil says:

      You could confiscate ALL of billionaires’ wealth in the US and it wouldn’t touch the revenue necessary to cover the trillions they are intent on spending. They are planning on printing it.

    174. DW says:

      Phil…didn’t you hear that Biden will tax all the trillionaires? Too bad there aren’t any.

    175. jason says:

      I am from a state where I am not entitled to be Governor too.

      Woe is me.

      “Stacey Abrams: “I come from a state where I was not entitled to become the governor, but as an American citizen and a citizen of Georgia, I’m going to fight for every person who has the right to vote to be able to cast that vote.”

    176. jason says:

      They say Elon Musk might become the first trillionaire.

      Maybe they can tax his future wealth.

    177. DW says:

      Once Biden turns out currency into monopoly money we all will be trillionaires, and a loaf of bread will cost 1.2 million dollars.

    178. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      jason
      With respect to the so-called “billionaires tax”, the one major component that no one has mentioned is can such a taxpayer take a deductible loss if the value of his portfolio/net worth, mark-to-market, decreases year over year?
      This tax is unworkable IMHO!

    179. Michael says:

      Wow what a stupid ass. Trumps new social media app copied its source code from an open source social media company. Under the softwares license they are required to either release their full source code online (which makes them easy targets for hackers) or shut down the site. Trumps app has been given notice that they have 30 days to comply with either option.

    180. jason says:

      Wow, Michael, you drive by to ignore the disastrous Biden presidency to whine about Trump’s website?

      Zzzzzzz……

    181. jason says:

      jason
      With respect to the so-called “billionaires tax”, the one major component that no one has mentioned is can such a taxpayer take a deductible loss if the value of his portfolio/net worth, mark-to-market, decreases year over year?
      This tax is unworkable IMHO!”

      Accounting firms are drooling like Pavlov’s dogs….

    182. Tgca says:

      Janet Yellin says it’s not a wealth tax. Oh really? I practiced tax for two of the big four audit firms so it would be news to anyone who worked in tax that taxing unrealized gains is not a tax on wealth.

      So taxing you on the FMV of stock you hold and have not sold is not a tax on wealth? Then what it is a tax on?

      This would override 100+ years of federal taxing principle of now taxing holdings instead of taxing sold assets.

      What’s next? Taxing the value of homes that appreciated in value but are not yet sold? Oh yeah! We already tax homes. It’s called real estate taxes.

      What about taxing 401K portfolios or material possessions like cars and jewelry and household appliances annually?

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/janet-yellen-wants-to-impose-new-capital-gains-tax/

    183. Tgca says:

      Michael is a lefty idiot injected with liberal and gay spawn so he can fit in with his ilk hellbent on ruining Amerika with communist ideas! He is typical of selfish self-centered folks of his age group that are lacking in brain activity.

    184. jason says:

      Narrowest margin for VA gov yet at Predictit…

      67(-3) – 38(+4)

    185. DW says:

      195 – the betting market seems to be just calculating into the equation the coming fraud. Betters know that you cannot just go off the polling. The Republican candidate in VA has to be +4 or more in the polling to draw to even in the betting odds.

      But right now the polling is 50/50 so the Dem has significant edge in the betting market.

      Sad. But its the new reality.

    186. Wes says:

      Pitchaboy says:
      October 25, 2021 at 8:58 am
      Yes, Wes. Young kin will get more votes than Mcawful. Not sure he will win though. Such is the state of electoral politics in this great country.

      That’s a pretty weak prediction, Pitch. I guess you’ve learned after your 100% prognostication fail rate not to make definitive predictions anymore.

    187. Tina says:

      Can someone translate this?

      Shem Horne Retweeted

      Rising serpent Flag of United States
      @rising_serpent
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      “As one computer said, if you’re on the train, and they say Portal Bridge, you know you better make other plans”

      WTF?!?

      https://twitter.com/rising_serpent/status/1452702864057507854

    188. jason says:

      In fairness to Pitch, he is right that whomever gets the most votes is not guaranteed to win.

    189. jason says:

      As one computer said, if you’re on the train, and they say Portal Bridge, you know you better make other plans”

      As official HHR translator, I will take a shot:

      “I am cognitively impaired, let me prove it”

    190. Meldrim says:

      Yellin has to pretend that it isn’t a wealth tax because Congress does not have the power to impose a wealth tax (or even a property tax).

      Before ratification of the 16th Amendment, Congress could only impose tariffs and excise taxes and to apportion taxes among the states based on their population. In order to be able to impose a direct income tax upon U.S. residents, Congress amended the Constitution, which reads as follows:

      “The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration..”

      But the amendment, by its own terms, is limited to taxes on “incomes.” Unrealized gains in an investment do not constitute “income” under any legal definition, and neither is the valuation of one’s real property. So, if Democrats are counting on taxing billionaires on their property and not their income, not only would they not come close to raising the amount of money they need to raise, but they would not be able to collect any money before the tax is enjoined.

    191. jason says:

      But right now the polling is 50/50 so the Dem has significant edge in the betting market.”

      Yep, in the past Predictit pretty much reflected the current polling.

      Now it does look like they are taking fraud into account, so a tied race is not really “tied”.

      Smart, actually.

    192. Wes says:

      Personally, Meldrim, I can’t get upset about Dems’ trying to institute a hidden wealth tax. I’m not a member of the “soak the rich” crowd, but Democrats have been benefiting disproportionately from votes and contributions from the rich. Let Democrats impose what they really want with a wealth tax. Then let’s see if all those rich liberals really want to live in the Dems’ would-be banana republic.

    193. jason says:

      The Republican candidate in VA has to be +4 or more in the polling to draw to even in the betting odds.”

      In 2017 there were about 2.6 million votes cast for Governor.

      A 2% lead might translate into about a 50k vote difference.

      I would think Youngkin would need at least that to keep the Dems from “finding” enough votes in “late returns” to wipe that out.

      As for the idea Rs should play the same game and withhold results, DW is right, the R vote is spread out over smaller counties, so “hiding” votes is a lot harder to do than in Fairfax where there are hundreds of thousands of votes.

      I think DW is right, Youngkin better win by like 4 too prevail.

    194. mnw says:

      Meldrin

      If there were ANY chance that such a tax (on unrealized capital gains) might be enacted, billionaires would take their capital gains BEFORE the new tax takes effect. Duh.

      What effect might that have on the IRA portfolios of those who are NOT billionaires? You know, a massive dumping of equities? Well… not good, actually.

      The DEMs always seem to act as if they don’t realize that IRAs have become ubiquitous now, and that middle income households have a disproportionately large percentage of their total assets in these IRAs.

      I think IRAs are the “third rail” of U.S. politics today, which is what everybody used to say about Social Security. I think we have TWO third rails now.

    195. jason says:

      I oppose the wealth tax, even if it affects rich Democrats.

      To me the principle is un-American, and it promotes the idea that other people’s wealth should be shared and is fair game.

      Wrong message.

    196. Jeff G. says:

      It looks like Joe Manchin was always full of crap. He’s on the verge of agreeing to a bill that creates most of Bernie’s programs but only funds them for 3 years so they can claim it costs less. Jason, that’s a true amoral scumbag.

    197. Wes says:

      If they’re going to vote for and contribute to politicians who’ve openly advocated for this kind of thing, Jason, then I don’t mind at all. They’re getting exactly what they voted for. Maybe they’ll keep that in mind next election.

    198. jason says:

      I like DeSantis, but this is too gimmicky for me.

      “Gov. Ron DeSantis hopes to sign legislation offering $5,000 bonuses to out-of-state police who move to Florida:

      “NYPD, Minneapolis, Seattle, if you’re not being treated well, we’ll treat you better here, you can fill important needs for us and we’ll compensate you as a result.”

      $5000 is a joke. If he offers $25k or $50k then I would take him seriously.

    199. Wes says:

      Manchin’s constituents are morons, Jeff. They voted for this clown three times–twice after he began voting in Washington in the exact opposite way of his campaign promises. Who aside from the morons who sent him to Washington from a state by all rights no Democrat should represent in the Senate didn’t realize Manchin would do exactly what Ben Nelson (D-NE) did and prioritize his party over his voters?

    200. jason says:

      If they’re going to vote for and contribute to politicians who’ve openly advocated for this kind of thing, Jason, then I don’t mind at all. They’re getting exactly what they voted for. Maybe they’ll keep that in mind next election”

      Too short term for me. I am thinking more long term.

      Do we really want to encourage a society where the wealth is deemed as sharable and subject to confiscation?

    201. Tina says:

      We all knew Munchkkin Will fold.

      He will fold before Enema.

      Enema has bigger b*lgs than Munchkin.

    202. Wes says:

      You may want to wake up, Jason. Obama advocated a muted version of that in 2012. Bernie and Cherokee Liz ran on that platform last year. Democrats are openly advocating this idiocy already, yet the rich liberals are still flocking to them. Let these clowns suffer the effects of their votes. Then maybe they’ll start doing what the Koch Brothers did and actually work against the excesses the Left has been reveling in.

    203. lisab says:

      You could confiscate ALL of billionaires’ wealth in the US and it wouldn’t touch the revenue necessary to cover the trillions they are intent on spending. They are planning on printing it.
      ————————————

      very quickly, the “rich” will be the middle class

      think about it, a huge percentage of homeowners in california are millionaires, so target them

      a 1,500 sq foot house in san francisco can be a million dollars

    204. Wes says:

      Dave Wasserman–who publicly jerked off about how Dems carved the ILCD up to resemble the WWI trench lines–is complaining the ALCD–which under currently proposed maps will do nothing but maintain status quo–is a racial gerrymander:

      https://mobile.twitter.com/Redistrict/status/1452707215505301508

      He points out Dems will sue to try to change the lines. Good luck with that. There is no liberal judge in any position to force the AL Legislature to draw a map that enables Dems to get a second seat in the Yellowhammer State.

    205. lisab says:

      I oppose the wealth tax, even if it affects rich Democrats.
      ————————–

      the very rich will avoid it

      even we have a large portion of our assets overseas (because we bought a house)

      but billionaires will have ways to avoid paying

    206. mnw says:

      From what I read at financial news sites, such as FOX business & CNBC, the DEMs HOPE their new “billionaires tax” will raise $200 billion during the next 5 years.

      Well, the Reconciliation, most guess, will cost at least 1.7 trillion (Biden said that recently). So… there’s a shortfall between what the tax will HOPEFULLY raise, & what Reconciliation will cost: the shortfall looks to be $1.5 billion.

      Plus the cost of the Reconciliation is kept low by gimmicks, such as sunsetting much of the new spending after 3 years! As if!

    207. mnw says:

      217 sb “shortfall looks to be $1.5 trillion,” not $1.5 billion.

    208. jason says:

      Let these clowns suffer the effects of their votes”

      That may be satisfying in the short run, but in the long run I think it is bad for the country.

      The wealth of billionaires is not fair game for the government.

      If we are to oppose socialism, then we can start by opposing the wealth tax.

    209. Meldrim says:

      Wes, if Congress can impose a wealth tax on “billionaires,” then they can impose one on you and me next. Besides, even if I knew that, politically, they never would impose one on people with my level of wealth (which I certainly don’t know–have you seen what the federal income tax was originally versus what it became within a couple of decades?), if Congress can violate the clear language of the 16th Amendment then nothing would stop it from violating the clear language of other parts of the Constitution. And that’s before we even get to the merits of the effect that such tax would have on the investment and job markets. I’d rather have Zuckerberg, Soros, Bezos, etc. not pay taxes on their unrealized gains than have the Constitution shredded once again.

      mnw, you wrote that “billionaires would take their capital gains BEFORE the new tax takes effect.” But if they realized their capital gains, they would have to pay a much higher tax than if they simply paid the wealth tax (or, more to the point, if they sued when the feds try to collect the wealth tax, arguing that it is unconstitutional). And before you say that “those billionaires have a lot of unrealized capital losses that they could realize in order to offset their realized capital gains,” please note that, if they have the same dollar amount of unrealized losses as unrealized gains that they would not have any “wealth” for Congress to tax.

    210. Wes says:

      Billionaires are voting for the very people who want to make their wealth fair game, Jason. Actions have consequences. Let Zuckerberg, Dorsey, Buffett, and the rest have what they’re voting for. I’m not going to bat for people who actively work to put those who want to demolish their livelihoods in office.

    211. Meldrim says:

      #215, Wes, a part of me wishes that the courts strike down the proposed status-quo (6-1) congressional map of AL with a 55%-black AL-07 (which complies with the VRA’s mandate that it not reduce the number of black-majority districts) and order it to draw a map in which no district is more than 40-45% black. AL Republicans could then split B’ham into two CDs appended to heavily GOP exurban counties, combine the western Black Belt with overwhelmingly Republican rural counties, append Montgomery to the rural SE corner of the state, place Dem and marginal counties east of Montgomery in a district with rural GOP counties to their north, and end up with a 7-0 map in which no CD would have given Trump below 58% of the vote. Democrats would be morons if they objected to the AL status-quo map.

    212. Wes says:

      Meldrim, my point is that these people are useful idiots. They’re going to do their best to get people who despise them and want to do this to them in office. Let it happen. Atlas is going to shrug only if the biggest financiers of left-wing governance in the country stop putting these fools in office.

      The Constitution is routinely shredded now in a variety of ways in the name of good governance. This will be no different. Only when the useful idiots realize the Dems aren’t their friends are they going to have any motivation to change course.

      They’re voting for this by the way. I’m not. I’m just refusing to go to bat for them when they suffer the consequences of their actions.

    213. jason says:

      Billionaires are voting for the very people who want to make their wealth fair game, Jason. Actions have consequences. Let Zuckerberg, Dorsey, Buffett, and the rest have what they’re voting for. I’m not going to bat for people who actively work to put those who want to demolish their livelihoods in office.”

      Except that they are the only billionaires in the US, there are over 700 of them.

      Again, you are missing my point that my opposition is ideological. I reject the notion of wealth confiscation no matter who it is against.

      As Meldrim points out, this is a horrible precedent and a slippery slope.

    214. jason says:

      They are NOT the only billionaires.

    215. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Emerson has just-released a new VA Poll; 49/49 with the Libertarian Princess at 2%.

      https://emersonpolling.reportablenews.com/pr/virginia-2021-poll-points-to-photo-finish-in-governor-s-race

    216. jason says:

      Once you establish that rich people’s money is in fact subject to government confiscation, then you open the doors to “what defines rich”.

      Today, it is billionaires. Tomorrow millionaires. In the end, it will be anyone that has more than what the Dems think you should have.

    217. DW says:

      226 – well…that’s too bad. Another race in Virginia that is close, but not enough. Emerson can be fairly GOP friendly…so if they don’t have Youngkin up by 5 or 6, its not happening folks.

      It is literally impossible for any Republican to win any statewide election in VA by only a few thousand votes or less.

    218. jason says:

      Princess is not a Libertarian, she is a far leftist from the Liberation Party.

    219. Wes says:

      Then maybe those people shouldn’t be trying to put their enemies in office, Jason. If I were a multimillionaire or billionaire I’d vote the same way I do now–against the people who want to do this. I’d obviously be in the minority though.

      Once the Democrats finally implement the wealth tax, I’ll just sit back and say to these useful idiots my favorite H. G. Wells quote:

      I told you so, you damn fools!

      Ideology or no, I’m not going to advocate against self-harm by people who are working hard to turn this country into a kooky leftist utopia that scarcely resembles the country I grew up in.

      Since Zuckerberg wants to drop almost a half billion into election boards to get a doddering old man whose party wants to strip Zuckerberg of his wealth in office, I’m not going to say a word in opposition to Zuck’s getting exactly what he’s voting for and actively working to empower.

    220. Dan says:

      “Phil says:
      October 25, 2021 at 10:29 am
      My guess is Youngkin needs about 2% margin to counter the fraud in Fairfax. That said, since Fairfax will no doubt be reporting last the partisans in Fairfax as well as the ones in Richmond city will be able to come up with the magic number regardless of how many otes they need.”

      That is some serious slander towards all the election board members with decades of experience. You know, people who do this for a living. You actually make up a lie (“to counter the fraud”) when you have no basis in fact what so ever. Who taught you that making up a lie if you can not accept reality/facts is acceptable? That is not hyperbole; serious question. When you can’t admit to being wrong, that is also some serious insecurity and cowardice. smh

    221. Tina says:

      Impeach his Fraudulency and the Commie Ag.

      Christopher F. Rufo Crossed swords
      @realchrisrufo
      ·
      42m
      THE PLOT THICKENS: NSBA president Viola Garcia conspired with the Biden Administration to label parents “domestic terrorists,” then was rewarded with a prestigious appointment. It’s time for an investigation.

    222. mnw says:

      Meldrin

      I guess I’m not clear what the new billionaire tax rate supposedly will BE, then.

      There are also trusts & custodial accounts for minors in which there could be peremptory selling.

      In any event, we can probably agree that any new tax on capital gains (whether realized or unrealized) will put downward pressure on the price of equities, by making alternative investments comparatively more attractive.

      Hey, Wes

      See 226?

      Looks like you Libertarians are fixing to do for VA guv what you did for MT Senate!

    223. Bitterlaw says:

      I have confirmed that HHR’s Michael dud not post here today or recently. He is focused on his own election.

    224. Phil says:

      Dan off his meds again.

      LOL

      What, if you’re experienced you can’t be crooked?

      You’re a riot.

    225. jason says:

      Nationalize “unaffordable” housing….

      “Nationalize vacant, corporate-owned, unaffordable units and place them under community control with rent-to-own programming, bolstering home ownership for marginalized communities.”

      Eradicate laws that “create crime rates”

      “End racist mass incarceration by identifying and eradicating the laws that create crime rates”

    226. jason says:

      Dan troll is unhinged with Biden’s disaster of a Presidency?

      I feel his pain.

    227. Wes says:

      Mnw, Tester got over 50% against a guy who literally ran away from a debate with him. Unlike 2006 and 2012, the Libertarian was a non factor in the 2018 MT Senate race.

      Princess Blanding is an extreme leftist running on the LIBERATION PARTY line. She’s no Libertarian. You may want actually research things before mouthing off.

      On that note, you have repeatedly bragged on here about how proud you are to have helped the far-left Debbie Stabenow win a Senate seat she still holds. Maybe you shouldn’t be throwing stones from your glass house.

    228. jason says:

      Princess Blanding is not a Libertarian, she is a Marxist running even to the left of McAuliffe.

      We want her to get lots of votes.

      Send her a check.

    229. jason says:

      Damm, wes just cut mnw a new a-hole.

    230. jason says:

      Yeah, the hypocrisy meter exploded with mnw, who has never seen a deadender he doesn’t support, actually whining about a Libertarian acting as a spoiler.

    231. jason says:

      End racist mass incarceration by identifying and eradicating the laws that create crime rates”

      You know, there is some truth to this.

      If for example you no longer consider rape and burglary a crime, that would cut the crime rate.

    232. jason says:

      HHR’s Michael dud”

      Bitter is tough on poor Michael, wearing a salmon jacket does not a dud make.

    233. Wes says:

      It’s worse than that, Jason.

      Mnw has literally said he’s PROUD to have backed a third-party spoiler who split Spence Abraham’s vote in the 2000 MI-Sen race. Stabenow, who beat Abraham, is one of the furthest left members of the Senate and has served ever since ousting Abraham. In other words, Mnw is proud to have helped put a person he claims to be ideologically opposed to in office.

      Then he cries because a Libertarian–who didn’t even get enough votes to provide a victory for the Republican–ran in the 2018 MT-Sen race.

      He’s a damn hypocrite.

    234. jason says:

      Ideology or no, I’m not going to advocate against self-harm by people who are working hard to turn this country into a kooky leftist utopia that scarcely resembles the country I grew up in.”

      We are going to have to disagree on this.

      Confiscating money from the rich in the form of a wealth tax (in effect discouraging wealth formation) is fomenting a kooky leftist utopia.

    235. Tina says:

      Christopher F. Rufo ??
      @realchrisrufo
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      BREAKING: House Republicans demand that Attorney General Merrick Garland “fully and unequivocally withdraw [his] memorandum” directing the FBI to investigate parents under domestic terrorism laws.

      We will not stop until the Biden Administration backs down.

    236. Tina says:

      @ChuckRossDC
      ·
      1h
      Scoop
      @FreeBeacon

      The Biden administration tapped the president of the National School Board Association to serve on a federal education governing board.

      The appointment of Viola Garcia was announced *after* she sent the “domestic terrorism” letter.

    237. Phil says:

      They really stepped in it with that school board letter, Tina.

      Waaay overplayed that hand.

      Youngkin couldn’t have scripted it any better.

    238. Wes says:

      I don’t disagree, Jason, but if Zuckerberg, Dorsey, Buffett et al are going to be chickens voting for Colonel Sanders, I’m just going to get out of the way and let them suffer the consequences of their actions.

      I’m still going to vote for Republicans. I just don’t want to hear them crying when Democrats no longer need them as useful idiots and come for them.

    239. GF says:

      RE: VA-Gov and Emerson…

      In the AG race, when pushed, undecideds close it up to 50-49 for Herring; that could be interesting. I’d like to see Herring go down, just to annoy Wasserman.*

      Why no Lt. Gov. numbers? Emerson went through all the trouble to poll the other two contests. Sad!

      D+5? Turnout, turnout, turnout! We’ve got the mo’, I think our base can squeeze that down a tad. Let’s Go, Brandon!

      WRT to a higher # for Rs amongst blacks, don’t forget to take the very high number of military folks in VA into account. I can only speak for the Navy side of the house, but most Sailors I knew that homeported there ended up living there as an official residence. It is a literal career center for long term Sailors, you do a DC/Norfolk/Oceana/Dahlgren tour to cement your career goals, both for officers and enlisted. Almost all the black Rs I ever met were former or current military folks, too.

      *For me, Wasserman’s mask started to come off during the 2013 recount between Herring and Mark Obenshain (something like a 131 vote difference). He got really excited every time more ballots for Herring were discovered/confirmed, and pooh-pooed anything resembling a victory for Obenshain. He seemed legit before all that, such I did not notice a distinct bias, but I haven’t trusted him since.

    240. Tgca says:

      Oh poor Alec!

      Source says he’s inconsolable and devastated and being very hard on himself because he’s someone who deeply cares so he needs time to be alone and deal with it.

      Someone who deeply cares so much that he has used his bully pulpit to ridicule and attack folks for decades who disagree with his radical lefty agenda. Yep! That sounds like a deeply caring person to me.

      Suffer Bish! I don’t care how inconsolable you are. You’ve got your comeuppance. Deal with it!!!

      “He was hysterical and absolutely inconsolable for hours,” a source told People of Baldwin after Hutchins’ death. “Everyone knows this was an accident, but he’s absolutely devastated.”

      The source added that the 63-year-old actor “is canceling other projects,” and is looking “to take some time to himself and re-center himself.”

      “This was pretty devastating,” the source continued. “This is how he handles difficult times. Whenever something bad happens, in the short term, he removes himself from [the] public eye.”

      [Baldwin] is someone who really deeply cares, so he can be very hard on himself,” the source added. “That’s true in general, in situations nowhere near as serious as this. But in this situation, it’s a whole other level because of the loss of life involved.”

      The source told People “it’s going to take him time to figure all this out,” adding that Baldwin “needs to take a while to himself, to be with his family.”

      https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2021/10/25/people-reports-alec-baldwin-canceling-other-projects-after-fatal-shooting/

    241. Tgca says:

      Sorry for being grumpy but my 90 minute nap got interrupted twice today.

      It’s not easy taking early retirement I tell ya!

      Now back to my movie I put on hold for my attempted nap earlier: Day of the Beast

      A 1995 Spanish black comedy horror flick where a heavy-metal fan and a psychic help a priest seek the infant Antichrist in Madrid at Christmas.

    242. mnw says:

      RE: The 3rd party spoiler in VA

      I saw Sheep’s post identifying her as a Libertarian, & accepted that, because Sheep is usually accurate. I never heard of her. I hope she can hold her vote, now that I know what she is. In any event, my mistake.

      Wes

      We’ve always disagreed about MT. We’ll continue do so. I meant that in a light-hearted way, in any event. I said why I think the L there MAY have cost Rosendale that election. I don’t want to renew that old argument, but I still believe that.

    243. Tina says:

      Phil, dumb for the ag to investigate this in the first place.

      Tossinf aside the quid pro quo here, which makes it even worse.

    244. jason says:

      “Pablo Escobar’s cocaine hippos are legally ‘people,’ U.S. judge rules

      ‘Cocaine hippos’ are descendants of animals that Escobar illegally imported to his Colombian ranch in the 1980s when he reigned over the country’s drug trade”

      And some people were upset when corporations were deemed people….

    245. mnw says:

      Wes

      I had forgotten about Spencer Abraham.

      I hated his guts. That’s the only time in 53 years of voting that I ever sent a check to a 3rd party candidate.

      You vote for 3rd Party Libertarians frequently, right? Altho not when the R has a chance, you’ve stated? I’m sure you’ll correct me if I’m misstating your position.

    246. Bitterlaw says:

      Lupita did seem nervous when asked about Cocaine Llamas.

    247. jason says:

      If a hippo can be a person then Lupita certainly can too.

    248. jason says:

      You vote for 3rd Party Libertarians frequently, right?”

      If does it is a well kept secret.

    249. jason says:

      if he does, geezus.

      Two martinis should not be a problem, even if they are doubles.

    250. jason says:

      Veritas is promising some bombshell for the NJ race at 8 PM.

      As usual, I will believe it is consequential after I see it.

    251. jason says:

      In my view, scheduled bombshells are a little like scheduled terrorists attacks, they are not very effective.

    252. Wes says:

      I’ve never voted for a Libertarian, Mnw. I was registered as a Libertarian from 2006 to 2012 because I quit the GOP over my disgust with GWB. In 2012, I re-registered as an Independent so I could vote for Pat McCrory in the GOP gubernatorial primary.

      I’ve never voted for a Libertarian though I did say the Johnson-Weld Libertarian ticket in 2016 was the ticket that could boast the most accomplishments of those running that year. I wasn’t sold on Trump that year, so I wrote in my boss’s name. In 2020, despite my misgivings about Trump’s public persona and ability to win reelection, I repented of my 2016 vote and voted to reelect him. Since his margin in my state declined from 2016 to 2020, I can say I helped him win the state.

      Previously in 2008, I had voted GOP downballot but refused to vote for McCain for President.

      In my now 25 years as a registered voter, those are the only two times I haven’t voted for a GOP nominee in any race.

    253. Bitterlaw says:

      I have only voted for the GOP nominee in every election since I began voting in 1986. Of course, there were some former Democrats running as Republicans in Philadelphia in 1994-2002 who I voted for because real Republicans were rare. Plus very recent Democrat Trump in 2016 and 2020.

    254. jason says:

      I think Trump was the only Democrat I have ever voted for too.

    255. mnw says:

      Voting for McCain was the toughest vote I ever cast. I thought about skipping that race & just voting down ballot. But then I thought about Obama as POTUS, & held my nose HARD, & did what had to be done.

      I have no regrets about Abraham losing. An open borders Republican! I’m close to being a one-issue voter on immigration. I was even more so back then.

    256. jason says:

      Her father was arrested and accused of being a “domestic terrorist” in the National School Board Association letter to the AG.

      He is going to sue the crap out of both of them.

      “There’s breaking news in the horrible case of the young girl who was sexually assaulted in the Loudoun County Public School system that drew so much public attention.

      A Judge ruled that the sexual assault that occurred on May 28 was “nonconsensual” and found the boy guilty on both charges that had been filed against him as to forcible sodomy and forcible fellatio by way of force, threat, or victim helplessness.”

    257. Tina says:

      What will Putzaki say?

      The New York Times
      @nytimes
      · 5h
      Thanksgiving 2021 is shaping up to be the most expensive meal in the history of the holiday. Nearly every ingredient, from the turkey to the after-dinner coffee, is expected to cost more than ever. https://nyti.ms/3noXvbb

    258. jason says:

      Spencer Abraham was not for open borders, he was a staunch supporter of LEGAL immigration like I am.

      Of course, Debbie Stabenow IS for open borders, so once again the deadenders, or better yet, the immigration deadenders, can wallow in their stupidity.

    259. Bitterlaw says:

      Well, mnw, you were calling illegals “wetbacks” then. You have softened your tone since you returned after a long break.

    260. jason says:

      I might have to find an Amish turkey. The Amish don’t sell anything cheap, but it will be good and I won’t have to fight for one in the supermarket.

    261. Wes says:

      Spence Abraham supported increased visas for skilled immigrants, Mnw:

      https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/03/01/trump%E2%80%99s-new-communications-director-not-fan-federation-american-immigration-reform

      As Marlow said in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, “The horror! The horror!”

      Of course Stabenow has the typical leftwing stance of absolutely open borders, but, hey, she’s a clear upgrade. 🙄

    262. Wes says:

      That’s the way to get the border under control:

      Vote out the guy who supports visas for skilled laborers in favor of the down-the-line liberal who has no desire to secure the border in any way.

      Makes perfect sense.

      _ _
      \_(@¿@)_/

    263. mnw says:

      I remember Abraham’s interviews. Also, NumbersUSA gave him a rating of ZERO overall on immigration issues– he had a far worse record than just supporting visas for skilled immigrants.

      BL

      I’ve taken several lengthy breaks. I don’t know which ‘long break’ you’re referring to. I was gone 8 months in 2021. I disliked the profanity and the constant name calling so much, I did decide to try to avoid these things myself.

    264. jason says:

      I remember Abraham’s interviews.”

      I doubt it, since you are lying about what his positions were.

    265. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      After 50 years of predicting climate disaster, don’t these people begin to sound like a broken record:

      @BjornLomborg
      “UN routinely warns us that we have just a few years left until catastrophe: In 1972, half a century ago, Maurice Strong, first UN Environment Programme director warned that the world had just 10 years to avoid catastrophe.”

    266. Bitterlaw says:

      Your wetbacks posts were years ago. You are wiser than I for taking breaks.

    267. jason says:

      Vote out the guy who supports visas for skilled laborers in favor of the down-the-line liberal who has no desire to secure the border in any way.

      Makes perfect sense.”

      Yeah, but it sends a message!

    268. Wes says:

      NumbersUSA is about the most extreme organization on the Right regarding the border imaginable. I doubt they’d give anyone slightly to the left of Francisco Franco a higher rating than 0.

      Of course if I remember correctly, you voted twice for GWB, who twice backed the most expansive amnesty measure in decades. Spence Abraham wanted visas though, so clearly Debbie Stabenow was the better choice

    269. Wes says:

      This by the way is Abraham’s record complete with vote citations. I’m not seeing why Stabenow was preferable:

      https://www.ontheissues.org/International/Spencer_Abraham_Immigration.htm

    270. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      What an anemic group of candidates.

      If Harris as VP can only pull 22%, she is going to have a difficult time in the primaries. The only advantage she has is her potential challengers are awful. Sanders will be 83 years of age. Buttigieg is Biden’s missing Transportation Secretary. Off the top of my head, I do not know who Brown is?

      2024 National Democratic Primary Poll:
      Harris 22%
      Sanders 12%
      Buttigieg 9%
      Warren 8%
      Ocasio-Cortez 7%
      Abrams 7%
      Brown 4%

      @YouGovAmerica/ @YahooNews ~ 671 Adults ~ 10/19-10/21

    271. Bitterlaw says:

      To be fair, Wes, you also voted for GWB twice. All your regret and talk of time machines so you could go back to change your vote in 2000 can’t change it. You have better lines of attack than that.

    272. Wes says:

      I was pointing out how Many actively worked to have Spence Abraham replaced by a far worse offender on the immigration while voting for a man who spearheaded efforts far more egregious than anything Abraham advocated.

    273. Tgca says:

      I see no problem with calling those illegals that swam over as wetbacks. But it is insulting to those illegals who did not swim over or just overstayed their visas.

      Most illegals are criminals because they have broken the laws and many do not pay taxes or use stolen identities. Those are criminal acts. There may be reasons why they do such things that one can sympathize with but they are still criminals.

      Much worse has been said or insinuated by HHR posters in the early days before they became “enlightened” so I see no problem with the term wetback as a descriptive reference in posts at HHR.

    274. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      281. Actually, Biden at age 82 may have to run again to prevent the far leftist Sanders, age 83, from winning.

      Then again, Biden’s job approval ratings continue to tank

      Real Clear Polling Biden Average Approval:
      42.4% Approve
      52.0% Disapprove

      Biden job approve from other polls:
      Rasmussen poll
      43% Approve
      56% Disapprove

      Gallup poll
      42% Approve
      52% Disapprovce

      Trafalgar poll
      39% Approve
      58% Disapprove

      Remember when many on the board thought the liberal media would prevent Biden’s approval rating from going below 50%. The question now is will it go below 40%.

    275. Bitterlaw says:

      AOC was born October 13, 1989. She could pretty much lock down youngest President for all time if elected in 2024.

    276. Bitterlaw says:

      285. I remember those posts. Hi, Phil.

    277. Wes says:

      Here’s the founder of Numbers USA by the way:

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Tanton

      He was a white nationalist with ties to the Sierra Club and Planned Parenthood. I’m not sure I would want to have ties to a group founded by him.

      In fact I’ll say definitely I would never want to be associated with him.

    278. Bitterlaw says:

      Biden is just as much a leftist as Sanders but Sanders is honest about it.

    279. Wes says:

      It gets worse. Tanton was a eugenecist. He was basically Margaret Sanger with male reproductive equipment.

    280. jason says:

      Sounds like someone mnw would love.

    281. Wes says:

      Mnw did cite Tanton’s organization’s ranking for Spence Abraham as a reason for wanting to help Debbie Stabenow beat him, Jason.

    282. jason says:

      Remember when many on the board thought the liberal media would prevent Biden’s approval rating from going below 50%.”

      Zzzzzzz…. you and Bitter can keep running interference for your cherished MSM.

      Keep pretending the MSM is not shilling for Biden and propping up his approval rating, which was clearly what Phil was talking about.

    283. Phil says:

      Hi yourself. Where would his number be if he was actually covered by the MSM objectively – the press intentionally and purposely avoiding coverage of the border debacle, loss of energy independence etc etc. – their refusal to challenge him on anything.

      The MSM is worth about 5 pts in the Democrats direction by just their slanted coverage. Sad. Very sad. Sad isn’t the word really. Pathetic more accurately describes it.

    284. Bitterlaw says:

      I did not say the MSM was not covering up Biden’s failure. I said that eventually things would be so bad, his numbers would drop below 50%. Phil said Biden’s approval would never drop below 50% because of MSM slant. Another “never” prediction that failed within months.

    285. Bitterlaw says:

      2016 A Republican Presidential nominee will never win Pennsylvania again.

      Trump wins PA.

      2020 The MSM will never let Biden’s approval rating fall below 50%

      Biden’s approval rating drops below 50%

      “Never” is not Phil’s friend.

    286. Phil says:

      ….and The Republican senate in Pa. seat is out of reach.

    287. jason says:

      Bitter can’t resist running interference for his MSM heroes.

      Phil is entirely correct that the MSM is propping Biden up, and that without them Biden’s approval numbers would be lower.

    288. jason says:

      But Phil, just keep voting R, all this will go away soon, it always does.

      Everything is normal.

    289. jason says:

      I did not say the MSM was not covering up Biden’s failure.”

      BS.

      Otherwise, why would you attack Phil for correctly saying the MSM is propping Biden up.

    290. jason says:

      Hi yourself. Where would his number be if he was actually covered by the MSM objectively – the press intentionally and purposely avoiding coverage of the border debacle, loss of energy independence etc etc. – their refusal to challenge him on anything.”

      Nah, Bitter thinks the MSM is the paragon of impartiality.

    291. Wes says:

      That’s not at all what Bitter said, Jason. He said Phil claimed Biden wouldn’t fall below 50% because of media coverage. Biden is getting favorable media coverage but is still cratering in the polls.

    292. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason moves the goalpost for Phil from Phil’s absolute prediction that Biden’s approval would NEVER drop below 50% to Biden’s approval would be “lower.”

      Jason and Phil are correct that the MSM is propping Biden up. Phil is absolutely wrong that Biden’s approval would never drop below 50%

    293. jason says:

      Zzzz… the “never” BS again.

      Translation: excuse to run interference for the MSM.

    294. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes – It is not enough to generally agree with Phil and Jason. You must agree 100% with them or you are a heretic.

    295. jason says:

      “That’s not at all what Bitter said, Jason. He said Phil claimed Biden wouldn’t fall below 50% because of media coverage.”

      Phil’s point was that the MSM is propping Biden up, whether its 50%, 40% or 30%.

      Of course, Bitter knows that, but he just can’t stand any criticism of the MSM.

    296. jason says:

      It is not enough to generally agree with Phil and Jason.”

      You don’t agree with Phil and Jason.

      I am more than OK with that.

    297. Phil says:

      Hell yeah, he’s cratering, Wes. Where would he be if he was getting blasted ala the media Trump treatment.

      Biden isn’t still above 40% because the MSM doesn’t have influence. He’s there in spite of it.

      …MSM is worth 5 pts.

    298. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil posted that the MSM would never allow Biden’s approval rating to drop below 50%

      True or False?*

      *You can ask SDC and Wes for help before answering.

      Bonus question- How am I running interference for the MSM when I agree it is propping up Biden’s approval ratings?

    299. jason says:

      I am tired of all the comments that we are “all on the same side” and that “we all agree on most things”.

      Speak for yourselves.

    300. jason says:

      Phil posted that the MSM would never allow Biden’s approval rating to drop below 50%”

      So you deny the MSM is fighting like hell to keep Biden’s approval above 50%?

      Geezus.

    301. Phil says:

      For the record, my prediction on 50% was pre Afghanistan…..which was the tipping point. Even the MSM couldn’t prevent the slide after that debacle. What a clusterf#ck that was.

    302. jason says:

      Biden isn’t still above 40% because the MSM doesn’t have influence. He’s there in spite of it.”

      Nah, Phil, the MSM is impartial, they would never try to influence anything.

      Bitter lives in a alternate universe.

    303. Wes says:

      Phil, I said Biden is cratering despite getting favorable media coverage. That’s literally what I said. Regardless of how the media run interference for him, Americans can see the multitude of problems since he took office. That’s clearly offsetting the fawning coverage. Whether the media are worth five points is debatable. Clearly they’re unable to prop him up despite their incessant cheerleading.

    304. Phil says:

      Bitter lives in the Philly suburbs…which, yeah, is an alternative universe.

    305. jason says:

      For the record, my prediction on 50% was pre Afghanistan…

      Doesn’t matter Phil, the MSM is “untouchable”. Because you said they would try to prop it up above 50%, and it went lower, it must mean the MSM has no influence.

      Get it?

      Don’t ever criticize the MSM, Bitter will be VERY offended.

    306. Bitterlaw says:

      306 Phil’s “point” was that Biden’s approval would never drop below 50%

      Jason can’t rewrite it for him now that it is wrong. Phil is correct that the MSM is doing everything it can to prop up Biden. Phil was wrong that the MSM would prevent Biden’s approval rating from dropping below 50%. Biden is below 50% so a prediction that he would never be below 50% is just plain wrong.

    307. Phil says:

      Five pts at least, Wes. It was influential enough to get that moron elected – by 40,000 votes in three states. That’s not even debatable.

    308. jason says:

      Clearly they’re unable to prop him up despite their incessant cheerleading”

      BS.

      The MSM is covering for Biden on every topic.

      Afghanistan, gas prices, cognitive decline, empty shelves, inflation, COVID you name it.

      If it had happened with Trump, there would be thousands of calls for resignation or impeachment.

    309. Phil says:

      ….and the border. Especially the border.

    310. Wes says:

      319 is pure word salad and in no way addresses what I said, Jason.

    311. jason says:

      Phil’s point was that the MSM is propping up Biden. Absolutely correct.

      That is obviously very offensive to Bitter, and all he has left is to attack Phil on the “never” BS.

      Pathetic.

    312. Bitterlaw says:

      For the record, my prediction on 50% was pre Afghanistan…..which was the tipping point.

      That is the problem with saying something will “never” happen. When it does happen, it means your prediction failed. Again.

    313. jason says:

      319 is pure word salad and in no way addresses what I said, Jason.”

      Yeah, it does.

      I think you are full of it if you really think

      “Clearly they’re unable to prop him up despite their incessant cheerleading.”

      The MSM has been VERY successful at propping him up.

      Compare the support he gets in the MSM right now with what Trump would have gotten.

      Let’s get real.

    314. Phil says:

      My mistake for believing Biden couldn’t possibly pull an Afghanistan.

      Sue me.

      My point was the media would use its influence to prop up Biden…which they work at religiously 24/7 365 days a year – and have some success. About five points worth.

    315. jason says:

      That is the problem with saying something will “never” happen. When it does happen, it means your prediction failed. Again.”

      Zzzzzz…

      The only thing that is a complete failure is your undying loyalty to the partisan, dishonest, biased and fake news MSM.

    316. jason says:

      My point was the media would use its influence to prop up Biden”

      Bitter knows that.

      But it interferes with his narrative. So he has to rely on the “you said never” BS.

    317. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason’s post:

      Of course, Bitter knows that, but he just can’t stand any criticism of the MSM.

      Bitterlaw’s posts:

      I did not say the MSM was not covering up Biden’s failure. I said that eventually things would be so bad, his numbers would drop below 50%. Phil said Biden’s approval would never drop below 50% because of MSM slant. Another “never” prediction that failed within months.

      Bitterlaw says:

      Jason and Phil are correct that the MSM is propping Biden up. Phil is absolutely wrong that Biden’s approval would never drop below 50%

    318. Wes says:

      Here’s what I really think, Jason. I’ll state it in clear English so even you can understand it though you’ll distort it and reply in some more nonsensical and combative word salad:

      1) The media are fawning over Biden.

      2) Biden’s failure as President has offset their cheerleading and caused his popularity to drop sharply.

      Now I’ve stated my position clearly. You’re so determined to fight over nothing you’ll pretend I said something different and reply to points I never actually made.

    319. Cash Cow TM says:

      Tina’s link above at #174 is EXETREMELY interesting and raises LOTS of questions.

      The rest of you HHR riff-raff should be sure to read the whole thing.
      ##############################################
      Thanks Tina.

    320. Bitterlaw says:

      But it interferes with his narrative. So he has to rely on the “you said never” BS

      At least Jason does not deny that Phil said “never.” Baby steps.

    321. Country Dick Montana says:

      No one, not even Wes could foresee the crap show that the Biden administration has been. We all saw at worst an Obama lite Administration. Wes I will bet you never could see Biden going below 48 maybe 47%. His number are historic.

    322. Bitterlaw says:

      Bitter lives in a alternate universe.

      Is that what we call the best school district in PA now?

    323. jason says:

      Americans can see the multitude of problems since he took office.”

      Where? On CNN? MSNBC? ABC? CBS? NBC? CNBC? NYT? LAT? Chicago Tribune? USA Today? PBS? NPR? Reuters? AP? UPI? Atlantic? Newsweek? Huff Post? Yahoo?

    324. Bitterlaw says:

      CDM – I said that Biden would fall below 50% Phil said it would never happen.

    325. jason says:

      Is that what we call the best school district in PA now?”

      Call it whatever you want.

      I call it the Ostrich Syndrome.

    326. Phil says:

      Phil said “never”

      So what?

      It doesn’t detract from my point which is that the media is working tirelessly to prop up Biden….and it certainly doesn’t mean that because he’s under 50% that they aren’t having some success in keeping him from sliding further. It’s why he isn’t where he belongs – under 40.

    327. Bitterlaw says:

      Americans can see the problems at their supermarkets and gas stations. As I said, the MSM could not hide those places from the public so his numbers would drop below 50%

    328. Country Dick Montana says:

      BL- but even in your wildest dreams you Beverly saw him pushing 40%. He has been an historic failure. His own little Black Swan event.

    329. Bitterlaw says:

      It doesn’t detract from my point which is that the media is working tirelessly to prop up Biden

      I agree with that point. So just admit that once again you were wrong to say “never” and we can heal the fissure in the A-holes.

    330. jason says:

      Now I’ve stated my position clearly. You’re so determined to fight over nothing you’ll pretend I said something different and reply to points I never actually made.”

      I got your points wes.

      I don’t agree with them.

      You think the MSM is not successful in propping Biden up.

      I think they are very successful.

      Go to RCP. Biden has a 43% approval average.

      You really think it should be that high?

    331. Phil says:

      Font forget Politico, the Hill, Axios, Houston Chronical, Dallas Morning News, every other big city newspaper in America…

    332. Bitterlaw says:

      BL- but even in your wildest dreams you Beverly saw him pushing 40%.

      Was that autocorrected from “barely?” I did not put a number on Biden’s floor or ceiling.

    333. jason says:

      Phil said “never”

      So what?”

      Phil, Bitter will ignore the 800 lb gorilla and what the real issue is concentrate on “never” until the cows come home.

      Anything else interferes with his narrative.

    334. Phil says:

      Yeah, I give up.

    335. jason says:

      Font forget Politico, the Hill, Axios, Houston Chronical, Dallas Morning News, every other big city newspaper in America…”

      Nah, none of them have any influence.

      I read it here at HHR.

    336. jason says:

      Yeah, I give up.”

      I don’t blame you.

      But don’t forget, Bitter “agrees” with us.

    337. jason says:

      Btw, did the Eagles lose again?

      Bitter’s silence is deafening. What are they, 3-6?

    338. Tgca says:

      290

      Stoopid insensitive post.

      Having male reproductive equipment does not mean you can refer to someone as “He.”

    339. Bitterlaw says:

      I do agree with Phil and Jason that the MSM is propping up Biden. That does not fit Jason’s narrative about me.

    340. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      As I posted before, Phil’s prediction was before the Afghanistan debacle, and several other glaring acts of incompetency by Biden. No one expected Biden to self-destruct in such an incompetent manner. As such, the question whether the liberal media could have kept Biden’s popularity above 50% cannot be answered. After Afghanistan, a lot of the liberal media began subtlely distance themselves from Biden — they realized his presidency was going down like the Titanic.

    341. jason says:

      That does not fit Jason’s narrative about me.”

      Correct.

      We have very different views about the MSM and its influence.

    342. Cash Cow TM says:

      Last I heard, Sen. Manchin (D–WV) has his feet dug in at a top figure for the social stimulus bill of $1.5 Trillion.

      The Wackadoodles want to lower the $3.5 cost for all the new social programs by saying they will only fund them for just a year or two and THAT will be the accounting gimmick that gets the figure down00perhaps to $1.5 Trillion.

      (And we all know that no social program ever started by the federal government is terminated.)

      If that happens, the public–even the dumbest ones in WV–will quickly become aware of this accounting sleight of hand. Manchin will be under lots of pressure from WV voters to just.vote.no on the social spending bill.

      Granted, LOTS will be printed and said about HOW MUCH MONEY this will bring into West Virginians who qualify for for this new federal largess.

      ************************************************
      If Manchin has true b.a.l.l.s, he would have told Dem leaders MONTHS ago to pound sand and he would NEVER vote for all this new social spending of trillions. And if they don’t walk away from the whackadoodle foolishness (and tell Nancy P and the “squad” to pass the REAL infrastructure bill the Senate passed over to them months ago), then he is going to switch parties and become an R (which IMO will never happen).

      But remember, that Manchin won in a 3 way race for U.S> senate last time (D, R and Libertarian) by garnering 49.6% of the votes cast.
      ______________________________________________
      If Manchin votes yes on this social spending bill, he will not win reelection.

      Of course this assumes the Rs in WV can all get behind ONE good candidate and not do a circular firing squad like they did the last time.
      #################################################
      BUT, maybe Manchin (who is 73 or 74 years old) figures this term in the U.S. senate will be his last ANYWAY and will give the Senate Ds the vote they need to bring on the ruination of the country.
      ******************************************
      The fact that Joe Manchin STILL wants to be cooperative with national Dem leaders who have worked 24/7 for years to kill his home state’s economy is beyond me.
      ********************************************
      One could say that he has pretended all these years to be “moderate” but really aligns himself with the “kill fossil fuels/kill WV” group of national Dems.

    343. Meldrim says:

      Good to hear that when Phil makes a categorical statement of purported “fact” regarding a future event, he only means that his prediction will be true *if everything else occurs as he assumes that it will*. So when he said that there was no way that a GOP presidential candidate would carry PA ever again, he meant that, if his assumption that the Democrat candidate would get more votes than the Republican candidate in every presidential election in PA until the end of time was correct, that the Republican candidate would not win another presidential election in PA. Sure, Trump carried PA in 2016, but that only was because Hillary got fewer votes than Trump did, which was an external event for which Phil did not account, and so Phil can’t be held responsible for the real world having disproven, within a year of having made it, his moronic prediction that a state that had given the GOP presidential candidate 48% as recently as 2004 would *never again* vote for a GOP presidential candidate.

      And now he asserts, months before we even know who the nominees will be, that it is impossible for the GOP to hold Pat Toomey’s U.S. Senate seat–in a mid-term election for an unpopular Democrat president, in a state in which Donald Trump got 48.2% in 2016 and 48.7% in 2020, and in which Toomey got 51.0% in 2010 and 48.8% in 2016. Of course, if Phil is wrong, he can take solace in the fact that it would have been because stuff happened that he didn’t think would happen. As Bugs Bunny would say, “what a maroon.”

    344. Tgca says:

      Note to self.

      The “never” debate is silly. If we’re going to hold people to every word in every sentence, then EVERYONE here tonight would have to admit being wrong numerous times in their posts.

      You have to look at context because that’s what the posts were meant to be. There are some things meant to be literal as when one says I will never eat dog poop (or tofu for some) and there are times when it’s meant in context of most likely possibilities within reason like when one says I would never discuss politics with friends. They really have two separate meanings where one is to make a specific point beyond a doubt and one is meant to make a point in general not expected.

      Stoopid people arguing literal meanings to every word just looking for an excuse to try and put someone down.

      Idiotic.

    345. NYCmike says:

      n/t

    346. Meldrim says:

      Phil and Jason, the point isn’t whether the MSM is working overtime to prop up Biden’s job-approval numbers–of course that’s what they’re doing. And of course Biden’s numbers would be even lower if the MSM played fair. But what Phil was claiming was not that Biden would have better job-approval numbers than he deserved; his claim was that Biden would *never* have job-approval numbers below 50% because the system is rigged and he would not be permitted by the MSM to have such a low job-approval number. That is what happens when someone whose IQ is barely higher than the president’s age has access to a computer and can post on a website in which poll numbers are discussed.

    347. Bitterlaw says:

      I admit to being wrong in numerous posts. Phil was completely wrong in his prediction about PA voting in Presidential elections and Biden’s approval ratings.

      That was easy.

    348. Tgca says:

      354

      The resident fascist willing to deny people the right to eat if they’re not vaccinated has the gall to criticize someone else on “words” used on an internet post.

      This is classic liberal elitism. Words are more important than ideas except when it comes to fascist ideology such elitists subscribe to and attempt to push on others.

    349. jason says:

      Youngkin finally breaks 40% at Predicitit….

      Yeah, I am sorry I didn’t invest at 4-1.

      https://www.predictit.org/markets/detail/7001/Which-party-will-win-the-2021-Virginia-gubernatorial-election