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    Trump Leads Both Biden and Harris By 4% Nationally

    In the interest of getting a new thread going, we have another national poll that shows Donald Trump could win another term as President should he run and go up against the current President or Vice President. This poll comes from Redfield & Wilton Strategies.

    PRESIDENT – NATIONAL (Redfield & Wilton Strategies)
    Donald Trump (R) 42%
    Joe Biden (D-inc) 38%

    Donald Trump (R) 42%
    Kamala Harris (D) 38%

    This poll was done December 5th among 1148 likely voters.

    Posted by Dave at 10:16 am
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    968 Responses to “Trump Leads Both Biden and Harris By 4% Nationally”

    1. jason says:

      Put Corey and Amoral Scumbag on suicide watch.

    2. jason says:

      Laurie Cumbo is voting against legislation allowing non-citizens to vote in NYC because, she said, Latinos voted in greater numbers for Donald Trump in 2020. She believes it will empower Latinos at the expense of Black voters.”

      Hilarious.

    3. Gordon Allen says:

      Awful inflation numbers. Good thing it’s transitory or Wed be in trouble.

    4. Bitterlaw says:

      Do alligators eat vegans? If so, that may explain the disappearance of Tgca.

    5. jason says:

      “Inflation surged 6.8% in November, even more than expected, to fastest rate since 1982”

      So Manchin has a good excuse to oppose BBB, if he really needed one.

    6. jason says:

      Tgca is an expert in Florida wildlife in general and American alligators in particular, so unlikely he would get eaten.

      However, Florida does have crocodiles too, I am not sure what his level of expertise is regarding crocs.

    7. jason says:

      Assange may be extradited.

      Unfortunately the US agreed not to send him to a supermax and that he could serve his term in Australia if convicted.

      Zzzzzzzz….

    8. jason says:

      I propose a fair trial and then life in prison.

    9. Tina says:

      Gosh, inflation under Xi Biden went from the largest in 30 years to the largest in 40 years.

      This is a real killer, along with the Covid handling, which voters suggest that he is doing worse than Trump.

      Heading to an ugly situation.

      Rate increases and little gdp growth = stagflation.

    10. Cash Cow TM says:

      Shepherd University (WV) (12-1) led by
      Harlon Hill finalist QB Bageant will play
      Ferris (Buhler) State in the NCAA Division II feetsball semi-final tomorrow (Sat.) up in Michigan. Afternoon, I think.

      #############################################

      Ferris State is top ranked (I think), undefeated, and a real deal. They have already beaten the #3 and #4 teams. At least one of those schools they beat has a student body population of @25,000.

      SU has about 4 to 5 thousand students.

      Weather forecast does not favor a team that counts a lot on passing, as SU does.
      Cold and windy.

      Can lightning strike 3 times in a row?

      Cow fingers…err hooves crossed.

    11. Cash Cow TM says:

      Hopefully, Cow can watch the game on TV with my friends Sally Forthe and Benny Fittz.

    12. jason says:

      Frankly I had never heard of Shepherd University or Ferris State.

    13. jason says:

      With 3 kids applying to college, I thought I had visited every college within a thousand mile radius, but maybe it just seemed like that at the time.

    14. Bitterlaw says:

      Cash Cow – Why watch the entire game? You know the SU games come down to the last minute. I predict SU wins 24-23 on a safety when Ferris fumbles the ball while kneeling down to run out the clock. The ensuing scramble ends with the Ferris QB kicking the ball out of the back of the end zone.

    15. Bitterlaw says:

      I heard you refused to look at Penn State because they have their own herd of cows but no llamas.

    16. jason says:

      Penn State? What? And deprive ole dad from paying out of state and private college tuition?

      Nah, my kids wouldn’t think of it….

    17. Tina says:

      Cry more.

      Newsmax
      @newsmax
      · 1h
      The White House, stung by President Joe Biden’s low approval ratings, is blaming the press for some of its woes, The Hill is reporting. https://newsmax.com/newsfront/biden-media-approval-ratings/2021/12/10/id/1048119/

    18. jason says:

      Biden will be on late night tv with Fallon.

      I am sure the questions will be real hardball.

    19. jason says:

      RIP Demaryus Thomas, dead at 33 of apparent heart attack. Great wide receiver for the Broncos, 4 Pro Bowls, one SB.

      An interesting factoid.

      “In 2015, President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Thomas’ mother, Katrina Stuckey Smith, who was 15 years into a 20-year federal sentence for drug distribution. Obama later commuted the sentence of Thomas’ grandmother Minnie Pearl Thomas, who was serving a life sentence for cocaine trafficking.”

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

    20. dylan says:

      No one watches Fallon anyways.

    21. jason says:

      Bitter has a cast iron stomach for these things, maybe he can give us a report.

      I can see the questions now:

      “Would you give your administration a 9 or a 10 so far”?

      “Was the armed insurrection of Jan 6 worse than the Black Plague or worse than the Holocaust?’

      “Do you think you saved the US from Covid or the entire world”

      “Who do you think killed more people, Trump, Stalin, or Genghis Khan?”

      “Do you think if we don’t eliminate capitalism in the next five years, which major cities do you think will be under water due to global warming besides NYC and Miami?”

    22. Meldrim says:

      #1060 in the prior thread, mnw, there’s at least one other thing to keep in mind when analyzing Russia’s actions and threats against Ukraine’s sovereign territory. On December 5, 1994, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States signed the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances in order to provide security assurances relating to the accession of Ukraine to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. Basically, in return for the recently independent Ukraine to deliver to the Russian Republic the large Soviet nuclear arsenal that had been located within Ukraine for decades, Russia, the UK and the U.S. all covenanted, among other things, to (i) respect Ukrainian independence and sovereignty in the existing borders (which included Crimea, which had been part of Ukraine since 1954, (ii) refrain from the threat or the use of force against Ukraine, and (iii) refrain from using economic pressure on Ukraine to influence its politics. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budapest_Memorandum_on_Security_Assurances

      When Russia annexed Crimea, and when it armed rebels in eastern Ukraine, it violated its treaty commitments to the U.S. and UK, and the Obama-Biden Administration did absolutely nothing (just as it did when Russia basically invaded large swaths of Georgia). What Russia is threatening to do now, which Neville Biden appears to accept, is even worse.

    23. jason says:

      Neville Biden is not the only Neville around.

      There are plenty Nevilles here at HHR and in the protectionist and isolationist Republican Party too.

    24. Cash Cow TM says:

      “Trump Leads Both Biden and Harris By 4% Nationally”

      To be fair I think Yosemite Sam, Buggs Bunny, the ghjost of Christmas Past and Pauxetauny Phil also lead Biden nationally.

      Although by less of a margin than Trump.

    25. dylan says:

      The socialist Seattle lady survived the mail-in ballot recall. And Perdue thinks he is going to beat Stacy Abrams. . . . . .

    26. jason says:

      Georgia is not Seattle….yet.

    27. Gordon Allen says:

      Jason. I’m a defense hawk( ps we’re not the strongest current nuclear power and need to modernize much more rapidly a geriatric nuclear weapons capability),but know strategic realism is in order.
      If Russia invaded the Ukraine to seize the Russian speaking Donetz eastern area,what exactly do you think our response should be?? We have no military options.If you disagree state what they are. PLEASE.
      Promising more than you can deliver is a fatal step to take
      In March 1939 the British and French guaranteed Polish territory and sovereignty,when they had absolutely no capability to guarantee anything in an Eastern Europe sandwiched between Nazi Germany and the USSR. How did that work out for Eastern Europe in 1939,1945,or until 1991??
      Speaking realistically when you don’t have the big gun,and we don’t there,is not ” isolationism”, a loaded,overused term like “rascism”, but simple prudence.
      The situation elsewhere might be different ( Taiwan?), but we have to understand one size doesn’t fit all.
      If Germany and Nato don’t see a reason to intervene,why should( or could) we??

    28. jason says:

      Gordon is about as much a “defense hawk” as he is a free trader.

    29. Transparent Dem Troll says:

      Masks are worthless. I know of a particular situation:

      Person A was diagnosed with Covid.
      The next day Person B agreed to do some emergency work for Person A, knowing it was a risk because Person A had covid.
      Person A had limited interaction with person B and wore not just any mask, but wore an N-95 mask to ensure Person B would not be infected.
      Person B completed the work, and in the next few days come down with covid.

      Everyone involved fully recovered. But if an N-95 mask could not stop the spread, what does that say of the flimsy cloth masks?

    30. jason says:

      And now for breaking news we can all use:

      Feared extinct for nearly half a century, Batman River fish rediscovered in Turkey.

      The yellow-and-brown-striped loach, which grows to only around 1.4 inches, is the Middle East’s smallest loach species. Categorized as critically endangered, it once populated the streams and tributaries around Batman River, which feeds into the Tigris.”

    31. jason says:

      Hey TDT, are you working on finding us some higher quality trolls?

      Not Amoral Scumbag and Biden Troll drive-bys….

      I know with the labor shortage high level trolls must be harder to find, but we should be able to do better than Amoral Scumbag and Biden Troll drive-bys.

    32. jason says:

      If Russia invaded the Ukraine to seize the Russian speaking Donetz eastern area,what exactly do you think our response should be?? We have no military options.”

      Zzzzzz…. isolationism rhetoric at its best.

      We have a million military options, what are you talking about. Air power, cruise missiles, you name it.

      But the Ukrainians have to be willing to defend themselves, so the US should provide them with offensive missile systems and other hardware that would make a Russian invasion expensive in lives and money, in addition to satellite intelligence on Russian troop movements and supply lines.

      I think our response should be to support the Ukrainian military at every level short of actually engaging US troop.

    33. jason says:

      If Russia invaded the Ukraine to seize the Russian speaking Donetz”

      Sounds like Neville Allen thinks its ok for Russia to invade a sovereign country because there are Russian speaking people in part of it?

      So I guess its ok for Mexico to invade Texas because there are Spanish speaking people in El Paso and Laredo?

      “PEACE IN OUR TIME!”

    34. jason says:

      How did that work out for Eastern Europe in 1939,1945,or until 1991??”

      How did “peace in our time” work out?

    35. Transparent Dem Troll says:

      The labor shortage is not hitting us here at the DNC internet troll center.

      With all the Dem retirements for next year, not to mention the local results, and VA and NJ state results last month, there are so many rats fleeing sinking Dem ships, that these staffers are showing up at our door for work.

      Now quality is another question…its easy to fill open slots, but filling positions with qualified candidates is totally another matter.

    36. Tina says:

      What will Putzaki say about the wage decline year over year?

      https://mobile.twitter.com/bencasselman/status/1469306863623811074

    37. jason says:

      This would be big, very big.

      Kaitlan Collins
      @kaitlancollins
      President Biden tells me he doesn’t know if he can get Sen. Manchin’s vote for Build Back Better with inflation numbers this high but he will be speaking to him early next week.”

    38. jason says:

      Now quality is another question…its easy to fill open slots, but filling positions with qualified candidates is totally another matter.”

      Well we are really tired of trolls from the bottom of the troll gene pool.

      Really stupid trolls are high maintenance and time consuming and put undue stress on our troll management systems.

    39. DW says:

      “President Biden tells me he doesn’t know…”

      That part is clearly true….he doesn’t know anything any longer. His handlers are bartering with Manchin. Biden’s corpse will be shoved out to the mic once again with them ready to pull the coverage if he goes off script.

    40. Bitterlaw says:

      The troll quality really tanked when Dave stopped winning Mobbies.

    41. jason says:

      “Graham says he spoke to Joe Manchin this morning about these BBB projections. “He was stunned.. I think he felt vindicated and that his concerns were legitimate.”

    42. Transparent Dem Troll says:

      40 – We have to be able to show our upper management that a blog is worthy of the best trolls. Without mobbies, hard to make the case.

    43. jason says:

      Unfortunately I think the 1.5 trillion does pass, but Manchin will cut some things out, hopefully the provisions that destroy energy production.

    44. jason says:

      We have Mobbies, just a little dusty.

    45. Bitterlaw says:

      I guess having a Wobbles does not count.

    46. Gordon Allen says:

      Jason. Typically you ducked the question. I said no such thing. Read more carefully. Please.
      I said we have no effective capability to stop Russia from doing so.What’s ” right” has NOTHING to do with it. Long ago we lost the ability to control events everywhere,even if we ever had that in the first place.
      Arguing for achieving the unachievable is stupid. Remind me of your pla.n to do so btw. The Eastern Ukraine simply isn’t in our sphere of influence.

    47. mnw says:

      Sounds to me like Ron Johnson is teasing he may run again in WI, during a SiriusXM interview today.

    48. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      To be clear, no one is presently contesting the current situation in the Ukraine where the eastern Russian-speaking ethnic areas have broken away from the control of the Ukrainian government. The status quo remains.

      The concern now is that Russia will attempt to take control of the entire Ukraine, and end it’s independence.

    49. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      49. Recently Russia has for all intents purposes taken over Belarus, after the failure of mass demonstrations to oust the current unpopular dictator. Russia is also taking steps to take control again in Moldova. There is also increased pressure on the Baltic states. Meanwhile Germany is in the process of making itself dependent on Russian natural gas.

      This is no time to have the American version of Neville Chamberlain in the White House, who has a son who travels the world with his hand out.

    50. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Larry Ludlow’s comments regarding Vichy Biden:

      “So, I would ask why is Biden favoring Putin’s Russia instead of US oil and gas producers? Even before today’s meeting, why hasn’t the Biden administration backed the Senate amendment to restore sanctions on all aspects of Nord Stream 2?

      That would have been a shot across the bow. That would have shown strength. That would have shown hard resolution.

      So, I will end as always: save America, kill the bill. But today, I will add: save America, stop Putin”

    51. Gordon Allen says:

      #51.Good questions. But those bothered by Trumps “personality”( as opposed to Biden “warm and fuzzy”?) should have thought of that in 2020.
      A radical green energy candidate was put in office( I didn’t say elected), and elections have consequences.
      These bargaining leverage positions have been lost by the Democratic obsession with “climate change”, even though the climate has changed for 4.6 Billion years, but few if any Republicans challenge the basic premise.(explain the Medieval Warm Period/subsequent Little Ice Age without an SUV or Coal Mine in sight over Centuries).
      The democrats campaigned on this malarkey so there are no excuses to be heard.
      But with those cards dealt, realistically we have ZERO options at our beck and call.

    52. Gordon Allen says:

      Worse, our real long term threat is China, not Russia( who should fear the Chinese too), and we lack the basic economic/military/political muscle to contain both at the same time.
      That’s unpleasant, but is where we are, and facts have to be faced. Personally, I believe Trump/Pompeo wanted to try and wean Russia away from China, and convince Putin China was the real threat to BOTH of us, and that would have been a primary diplomatic effort in a second term.
      But Trump’s “personality” was the REAL issue, so there is no second term, and Biden is too much a dunce to have a larger strategic concept. We are in trouble, and we should accept difficult choices are at hand, and realize we are NOT in the position of strength Reagan was in his second term.Those days are history.

    53. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      53. I agree with what you have said. If Trump was president, he likely would have been able to defuse the Ukrainian situation, which remained calm in his presidency.

      Putin understandably is not happy to have a hostile Ukraine only several hundred miles away from Moscow. Also, I don’t think anyone contests that the Russian population in the eastern Ukraine should have the right to some sort of self-governance.

      Unfortunately, Putin senses Biden is weak, and so is trying to take advantage of it, as is China — which as you said, a much greater threat to American interests. The irony is the Democrats accused Trump of conspiring with Putin; yet under his administration Putin carried on a restrained policy towards the Ukraine. Now he is acting aggressively towards a Democratic administration that claimed they would stand up to him.

    54. NYCmike says:

      Gordon and SDC have an adult conversation!

      Let’s see when the A-Hole decides to come out and cr*p on it with his usual (lack of) substance.

    55. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Most of the 43 COVID-19 cases caused by the Omicron variant identified in the United States so far were in people who were fully vaccinated, and a third of them had received a booster dose, according to a US report published on Friday.”

      Are now facing an epidemic of the vaccinated, instead of unvaccinated?

    56. Bitterlaw says:

      SDC – Are you anti-vaccine? I am against the vaccine mandates, vaccine passports, travel restrictions, mask mandates, and shutdowns. If people want to take the vaccines and boosters, they should. If they do not want to take them, they should not.

    57. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      57. Agree Bitter. I am against government mandates, lockdowns, etc. It should be a personal choice. I had both Pfizer vaccines. The second caused bad side effects. I will not get a booster.

    58. jason says:

      We are in trouble, and we should accept difficult choices are at hand, and realize we are NOT in the position of strength Reagan was in his second term.”

      I know Neville Allen said it, but it IS a great impersonation of Neville Chamberlain.

      Is one of the “difficult choices” to allow Putin to recreate the Soviet Union again?

      I am sorry, but standing up for the integrity of Ukraine’s borders is not a “difficult choice”.

      I hope that is “substantive” enough for Schumer’s Lap Dog.

    59. jason says:

      The PA Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling and threw out Wolf’s stupid mask mandate in schools.

      I am pleasantly surprised, with a 5-2 Dem majority I would have bet the opposite.

      Of course woke school districts will still be able to impose mandates, but most will not and the ones that do will be challenged. Most districts in York and Lancaster were not enforcing the mandate anyway since local prosecutors and law enforcement refused to devote any resources to enforcement.

    60. Gordon Allen says:

      We don’t have any military options is
      my consistent point. Which you avoid addressing like the plague discussing. Because you can’t. Do you favor military action in support of Ukraine, or not.
      If so describe it for us. Otherwise ” standing up” is useless BS
      I deplore Bidens general weakness,not least in not demanding Congress pass a military budget now.
      But the

    61. jason says:

      Do you favor military action in support of Ukraine, or not.
      If so describe it for us. Otherwise ” standing up” is useless BS”

      I already answered this several times above.

      We have many military options, the questions are what do we want to use.

      In any case the answer is yes.

      Biden should make it clear that if Russia invades Ukraine he will immediately provide advanced offensive weapon systems including missiles to the Ukrainians, will share intelligence on Russian troop movements and locations so they can be targeted, and will resupply Ukraine with whatever is necessary, including military airlifts so that an invasion will be costly to the Russians both in lives and financially.

      Most importantly, Ukraine seems like it is ready to fight, which they didn’t do when the Russians invaded Crimea.

      That is key, because the US should not get involved if Ukraine not willing to defend themselves.

      https://www.npr.org/2021/12/10/1062938902/ukrainian-military-long-on-morale-but-short-on-weaponry

    62. jason says:

      Worse, our real long term threat is China, not Russia( who should fear the Chinese too), and we lack the basic economic/military/political muscle to contain both at the same time.”

      Zzzzz… more isolationist BS.

      You don’t get to pick what “threats” you want to confront. The “Russia is not a threat” sounds like Rand Paul’s “a nuclear Iran is not a threat”, an asinine statement not supported by any fact.

      Russia IS a threat because a destabilized Europe is a threat to the world’s economy and consequently to the US. Putin wants to recreate the Soviet Union or at least a smaller version of it. Of course he doesn’t want the dregs of the old Soviet Union, he wants territory with natural resources and industrial and agricultural assets.

      Of course he does recognize Biden’s weakness and understands the military leaders of the US are too concerned with wokiness and not enough concerned with military readiness and capabilities, but we cannot say ok let’s let the Russians and Chinese do what they want until we get a real President and military leadership again. Whatever gains Putin makes he is not giving back, so confronting him NOW is paramount.

    63. jason says:

      Also, I don’t think anyone contests that the Russian population in the eastern Ukraine should have the right to some sort of self-governance.”

      I do.

      You have to remember that while the Soviet Union existed the Russians tried to “Russianize” or colonize many of the Soviet Republics by “exporting” Russians to them. The Baltic states have significant Russians minorities because of this, but I don’t think they need to give these minorities “self governance”.

      “When Ukrainian peasants refused to join collective farms in the 1930s, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin orchestrated mass executions and a famine that killed up to 10 million people. Afterward, Stalin imported millions of Russians and other Soviet citizens to help repopulate the coal- and iron-ore-rich east.”

      Over 90% of Ukrainians voted for independence. They deserve to have their own country, and they are not obligated to give ethnic Russians “self governance”.

    64. jason says:

      I hope this is all “substantive” enough for Schumer’s B-tch.

    65. Bitterlaw says:

      Russia is a threat. China is a threat. Both can be true.

      As jason pointed out, there are military options that do not involve combat troops. The US can also provide intelligence and surveillance. Send Putin a video of how we can watch every military vehicle start its engine and start moving. Say we can share it in real time with Ukraine.

    66. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      62. “On Tuesday, U.S. President Joe Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin in a video conference that Moscow would face “economic consequences like you’ve never seen” if it invades Ukraine, although he noted that Washington would not deploy its military forces there.”

      What a complete idiot. I realize Biden is an imbecile, but doesn’t Biden realize that Putin’s main source of revenue is exporting oil and gas? (believe it was McCain who stated that Russia was a like a giant gas station.) So when Biden closes down U.S. oil and gas production, he is enriching Putin.

      And when Biden withdrew U.S. opposition the Nord Stream pipeline, he enriched Putin in a major way, and provided Putin leverage to blackmail Europe by limiting gas delivery.

      This has to be one of the lowest points in U.S. history; a mentally incompetent president with inexperienced staff, with many of them good candidates for the leadership of a local Mickey Mouse Club.

      No wonder all our trolls are in hiding, except the troll who is a streaker and periodically flashes by on the board with inane comments.

    67. SoHope says:

      https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/redistricting-2022-maps/arizona/

      This is how you game the commission and make gains…heck yeah

    68. jason says:

      From Bob Dole’s farewell letter:

      “I’m a bit curious to learn if I am correct in thinking that Heaven will look a lot like Kansas.

      …And to see, like others who have gone before me, if I will still be able to vote in Chicago.”

    69. jason says:

      BREAKING: The CEOs of Target, Dick’s, Best Buy, Nordstrom, and CVS have asked Congress for help amid recent crime surges.”

      What? I thought you woke guys all supported BLM.

    70. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      64. I believe the Russians in the Baltics deserve respect and should be encouraged to participate in those countries affairs as well.

      However, having been to Estonia, I can tell you that few Russians in Estonia want any sort connection with Russia. Estonia is thriving, and the Russians in Estonia are also. Comparing the living standards in Narva, an Estonian city on the border of Russia which is populated primarily by Russians, and those across the border in Russia, its night and day. Younger people seem to be putting the ethnic division aside.

      Have a neighbor who is from the Ukraine, an attractive younger guy who loves to surf and is in tech. His girlfriend is from Lithuania. He is from central Ukraine, and could be either Ukrainian or Russian — although am curious, have not inquired. Its fairly obvious he wants to put that part of his life behind him.

    71. Wobbles says:

      No wonder all our trolls are in hiding, except the troll who is a streaker and periodically flashes by on the board with inane comments.”

      I am not in hiding. I am just waiting for Jan 21 so I can celebrate one year of talking about Fauci, Trump and jason and ignoring Biden’s disastrous Presidency and poll numbers.

      Will you guys throw a party for me? Thanks.

    72. jason says:

      I believe the Russians in the Baltics deserve respect and should be encouraged to participate in those countries affairs as well.’

      Respect and participation is one thing, self governance another.

    73. jason says:

      More than half of young people surveyed think ‘humanity is doomed’ due to climate change’

      And some people doubt the influence of the MSM.

    74. Tina says:

      China is not a threat

      -Us Chamber of Commerce
      -Rinos /gop-e

    75. jason says:

      GO ARMY!

    76. jason says:

      Maybe Tina can provide a list of the RINOS/GOPe who said China is not a threat.

    77. jason says:

      “John Griffin, @ChrisCuomo’s senior producer at CNN, has been indicted for sexually abusing a 9 year old girl”

    78. jason says:

      Assailant tries to rob pizza shop, begins to strangle employee, gets shot in face by her 14-yr old son.

      Fortunately these things only happen in the “bad” parts of Philly, which according to Bitter are not really Philly.

      https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/philly-pizza-shop-employee-shoots-would-be-robber/3074114/

    79. Bitterlaw says:

      Zzzzzzzzz. The bad parts of Philadelphia and the good parts of Philadelphia are both in Philadelphia. Just like in any other city.

      Good shooting by him.

    80. Bitterlaw says:

      https://york.crimewatchpa.com/yorkpd#:~:text=Homicide%20-%20500%20block%20E.%20Boundary%20Ave%20Incident,to%20York%20Hospital%20via%20a%20privately%20owned%20vehicle.

      Philadelphia has a high crime rate and a huge population compared to York. York is not immune to crime. Both can be true.

    81. jason says:

      Ma, that Philly bait is good.

    82. jason says:

      York has crime and drug problems.

      Philly is a corrupt, crime and drug ridden cesspool.

      Both can be true.

    83. jason says:

      Titleist has banned the phrase “Let’s Go Brandon” from their golf balls but they allow “F Trump”, “ACAB”, “Antifa”, “Kill Cops”, “Impeach Trump” and “Kill Trump.”

      I am sure Bitter’s friends and neighbors will continue to buy Titleist.

      I won’t.

    84. Bitterlaw says:

      Almost all of my friends and neighbors voted for Trump. I don’t golf and I don’t know who does.

    85. Bitterlaw says:

      I would rather be shot and die in Philadelphia than live a long life in York County. Better to bleed out on the sidewalk than be bored.

      Go Navy

    86. Bitterlaw says:

      The international businessman goes to Baltimore and DC for dining and cultural events. Don’t tell him that there are good and bad parts of those cities.

    87. Cash Cow TM says:

      SU and Ferris State is apparently on ESPN but it costs money.

      So not watching.

      Ferris State scored first and went up 7-0/
      then SU scored 7-7.
      the Ferris State scored again and went up 14-7.
      then FS scored again and went up 21-7.

      It is snowy and blustery there.

      That is all I know.

    88. lisab says:

      the usa has an army full of combat veterans

      who are confident in their equipment

      who recently crushed a russian military unit in syria

      the ukraine would be fighting on the defense, with complete air superiority, and

      putin can NOT risk even a minor loss, or the oligarchs will take him out

      half of russian units are conscripts

      and would be attacking in winter

    89. Cash Cow TM says:

      Now it is FS 28, SU 7.

      Ugh.

      Glad it is not on TV.

    90. Bitterlaw says:

      Don’t worry, Cash Cow. SU will score 4 TDs in the final 2 minutes.

    91. jason says:

      Swabbies won, bummer.

    92. Bitterlaw says:

      I guess SU did not rally for a comeback.

    93. jason says:

      Don’t tell him that there are good and bad parts of those cities.”

      Baltimore has a good part?

      Who knew?

    94. Tina says:

      No sympathy for the victims.

      g911
      @Breaking911
      · 4h
      President Biden after deadly tornadoes rip through South, Midwest: “The fact is that we all know everything is more intense when the climate is warming.”

    95. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      62. “Biden should make it clear that if Russia invades Ukraine he will immediately provide advanced offensive weapon systems including missiles to the Ukrainians, will share intelligence on Russian troop movements and locations so they can be targeted, and will resupply Ukraine with whatever is necessary, including military airlifts so that an invasion will be costly to the Russians both in lives and financially.”

      Totally agree, and believe we should be sending the Ukraine military supplies now.

    96. jason says:

      Never let a tragedy be wasted….

    97. jason says:

      Totally agree, and believe we should be sending the Ukraine military supplies now”

      The Neville Chamberlains of HHR will disagree.

    98. Tina says:

      Lisab, it was a combined Russian-Syrian force, which numbered 500. Our forces totaled 40.

      We hit them hard, killing 200-300 and we lost none.

      But remember, trump was pro – Pooty Poot.

    99. Cash Cow TM says:

      Ferris (Buhler) State crushed Shepherd U.

      55-7

      Ugly.

    100. jason says:

      Bitter hardest hit.

      Radnor did not make PA richest city.

      Better luck next year.

      Pennsylvania

      Richest City: Fox Chapel
      Median Household Income: $205,987
      Mean Household Income: $290,007

    101. Bitterlaw says:

      Zzzzzzzz. I never said it was or expected it to be the richest city. Besides, it’s a township.

    102. jason says:

      Don’t get discouraged. Maybe next year.

    103. Bitterlaw says:

      You are the one obsessed with wealth. I moved here for the excellent public schools and proximity to work.

    104. DW says:

      97 – Biden’s handlers know its a red state, so no sympathy, just focus on climate change, even though the people in KY have absolutely nothing to do with climate change–especially compared to the liberal elites who fly all over the world in their private jets.

    105. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      BOOM! The Best Inaugural Speech Ever(by Joe Biden) Man is Departing FOX News.

      https://deadline.com/2021/12/chris-wallace-leaves-fox-news-1234889585/

    106. Phil says:

      Blue Houston just booted two leftist school board members in Saturday’s runoff election.

      Seems critical race theory continues to not play well……anywhere…..but keep pushing it moonbats.

    107. Big E says:

      Phil,

      This good news. I hope the trend continues

    108. jason says:

      Wallace going to CNN.

      No surprise there.

    109. Tina says:

      Brent Baker
      @BrentHBaker
      · 2h
      Biden’s low approval is Trump’s fault. @ChuckTodd frets: “Some of it is out of their control….His two big promises were to get COVID behind us and to get rid of Donald Trump. COVID’s not behind us and Trump’s still lurking. It’s not his fault.” #MTP

    110. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #111- jason

      No surprise! Chris Wallace joins CNN+. Wallace outed for being a source for Brian Stetler’s negative book about FOX News.
      Hopefully, Neil Cavuto is the next to depart.

      https://twitter.com/KyungLahCNN/status/1470070455520284674

    111. Tom says:

      111. And just improved the quality of both networks.

    112. jason says:

      His two big promises were to get COVID behind us and to get rid of Donald Trump. COVID’s not behind us and Trump’s still lurking. It’s not his fault”

      Don’t understand this logic.

      If his two big promises were not met, why is it not his fault?

    113. jason says:

      This could a whole new standard for promises.

      If you don’t come through, then it is not your fault.

      I have a feeling my wife is not going to be happy with this.

    114. jason says:

      I know I promised to clear all my gun cleaning stuff off the dining room table.

      But it didn’t get done. It’s not my fault.

      Worth a shot, not optimistic.

    115. Bitterlaw says:

      There is a show on Science channel later about the Mayans. Jason said the Mayans are p•ssies.

    116. Cash Cow TM says:

      “No surprise! Chris Wallace joins CNN+. Wallace outed for being a source for Brian Stetler’s negative book about FOX News.
      Hopefully, Neil Cavuto is the next to depart.

      https://twitter.com/KyungLahCNN/status/1470070455520284674

      Tom says:
      December 12, 2021 at 2:43 pm

      111. And just improved the quality of both networks.”

      ################################################
      Walt says in the WV legislature that whenever members of the House of Delegates ran for and were elected to the WV State Senate, the former Speaker of the House (the late [D] Bob Kiss) used to say on the House floor that those members “moving from House to Senate raised the average IQ and collective intelligence of both bodies.”

      Walt says he always got a kick out of Speaker Kiss saying that.

    117. Wes says:

      Why didn’t you ever run for the State Senate, Walt?

    118. Cash Cow TM says:

      Wes,

      I asked Walt that question, and he said there were
      too many skeletons in his closet.

    119. Bitterlaw says:

      Walt knew too much about Cain and Abel.

    120. Tina says:

      Doesn’t Fake Flapper realize how stupid he sounds?

      https://twitter.com/ArthurSchwartz/status/1470143928036904976

    121. Cash Cow TM says:

      DRUDGE

      Assange ‘suffers stroke in jail’ after court rules he can be extradited to America…

      I bet Hillary Clinton had something to do with the “stroke”.

    122. jason says:

      Good morning

      GFYs.

    123. Bitterlaw says:

      Which will happen first? They find the treasure on Oak Island or Tgca returns.

    124. DW says:

      Controversy at the end of the Alabama vs Houston basketball game.

      Houston throws up a desperation heave, it clanks off, attempted tip, then defensive player swats it out of bounds as time expires.

      Houston team throws a fit, claiming goaltending. They overturn chairs and garbage cans, and chase the refs out of the building.

      They showed two replays including one from behind the backboard, and it doesn’t really look like the ball is in the cylinder.

      Then much later, someone finally posts a replay from the other side of the court, and not only is there clearly separation between the ball and the cylinder, there is a ref standing right there with very clear line of vision to see that separation between the ball and the rim.

      https://twitter.com/NCrow23/status/1470131776928591876

    125. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      2022 Generic Congressional Ballot Poll:

      Republicans 44% (+10)
      Democrats 34%

      @CNBC ~ 800 Adults ~ 12/1-12/4
      https://cnbc.com/2021/12/10/pub

    126. Bitterlaw says:

      The Jeep Liberty is in hospice. Getting a new radiator free because mechanic did not fix original problem. May be time to just pull the plug. Test drove a Jeep Cherokee. Liked it. I had the Cherokee Sport for 10 years and the Liberty for 11.

    127. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden Job Approval
      Among adults (1,500):
      Approve 39%
      Disapprove 52%

      Among RV (1,265):
      Approve 42%
      Disapprove 53%

      @YouGovAmerica/@TheEconomist
      12/4-7

    128. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden Job Approval
      Among adults (808):
      Approve 40%
      Disapprove 50%

      Among registered voters (753):
      Approve 40%
      Disapprove 50%

      @MonmouthPoll 12/2-6

    129. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      WSJ now releases its poll results among Hispanic voters:

      Biden job performance
      Approve 42%
      Disapprove 54%

      22 generic ballot
      Dem 37%
      GOP 37%

      24 WH
      Biden 44%
      Trump 43%

    130. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      132. @SteveKornacki
      For reference: Per Pew’s post-election study, Biden won Hispanic voters 59-38% in 2020, down from Clinton’s 66-28% margin in ’16

    131. jason says:

      I had the Cherokee Sport for 10 years and the Liberty for 11.”

      Ok, we can make Bitter Honorary Deplorable for a week.

      We will extend the honor for a year if he leaves the Cherokee on blocks in the driveway.

    132. jason says:

      I mean the Liberty, since Bitter was not an aspiring deplorable when he got rid of the Cherokee he probably junked it.

    133. jason says:

      They overturn chairs and garbage cans, and chase the refs out of the building.”

      I think woke sports should get rid of referees.

      They are authority figures that remind many people of slavery.

    134. Bitterlaw says:

      The Cherokee Sport (2000-2010) was my favorite car. The Liberty (2010-?) was second. Jeeps have served me well.

    135. DW says:

      136 – excellent plan. Without refs at the games, whenever a player commits a foul, he will go over to the scorers table and turn himself in.

    136. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden is showing the same incompetency regarding Ukraine as he showed in Afghanistan:

      “Biden, himself a veteran of Ukraine policy, finds himself pursuing the very policies that created the crisis in the first place. After waiving sanctions supported by Congress, Biden, just days after a call with Putin, is now withholding much needed military aide to Ukraine despite the country’s urgent pleas for support.”

    137. Tina says:

      Don’t worry, Putzaki to claim that BBB ends inflation.

      Maria Bartiromo
      @MariaBartiromo
      · 28m
      CBO score blows up White House’s lie that Build Back Better costs zero dollars: Morabito https://video.foxbusiness.com/v/6286594877001/?playlist_id=3166411554001… @FoxBusiness @MorningsMaria

    138. Bitterlaw says:

      Tina- Are you Jewish? You use terms like putz and schmuck which were popularized from Yiddish.

    139. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “An Oxford University study published on Monday found that two-dose COVID-19 vaccines generate a lower antibody response against the omicron strain, suggesting that the variant could lead to more infections among the fully vaccinated and previously infected.”

      Perhaps a more blunt and to the point statement would be the existing vaccines do not appear work against the omicrom virus.

    140. Cash Cow TM says:

      Wasn’t the fake troll poster Kim (who became a watress at the A-Hole club house) from KY?

      I hope she was not in the wake of the tornado there.

    141. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Finally, California is looking at reforming the solar subsidy for the rich. Watch the progressive elites howl with indignation:

      “Critics of net metering say that allowing homeowners with solar panels to sell their energy at market rates effectively excuses them from paying any share in the cost of maintaining grid infrastructure, which is embedded in the price of electricity for normal ratepayers.

      A study by UC Berkeley earlier this year estimated that in San Diego, where home solar accounts for more than 20% of residential power consumption, customers without solar are paying up to an additional $230 on their utility bills per year.

      “It’s a reverse Robin Hood situation,” Matthew Freedman, an attorney with California ratepayer advocacy group The Utility Reform Network (TURN), said in an interview. “And so we ask ourselves, ‘Should we be providing the largest subsidies to the richest customers in the state?’””

    142. Tina says:

      Bl, no.

    143. Tina says:

      What the heck?

      Bloomberg
      @business
      · 22h
      Some of the advice on how to cope with rising inflation includes: Spend your paycheck right away https://trib.al/GMOxGsB

    144. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @Rasmussen_Poll
      Just one more lockdown should do it, right?

      @ianmSC
      What’s amazing about Australia is that despite ~90% of everyone over 16 being vaccinated, mask mandates, vaccine passports and forced quarantines, cases are actually rising again

      The more The Science™ fails, the more we need it

    145. mnw says:

      146 Tina

      That makes a TINY bit of sense only because it would at least keep inflation from diminishing one’s paycheck while it sits in a checking account. It’s still bizarre-o advice, viewed from the totality of “ways to fight inflation,” of course. “Spend your paycheck right away!” sounds like an SNL skit.

      High dividend equities & CEFs/ETFs would be a far better (and more conventional) response to high inflation. With inflation running at just under 7% year-over-year, an investor needs an investment that has a well-covered yield in excess of 7%. The underlying shares themselves need to be low risk also. There are literally hundreds of individual companies & CEFs/ETFs that combine those features, as I’m sure anyone who posts here already knows.

      The people who get killed by inflation are either financially illiterate, &/or have literally no savings whatsoever. It’s trite but true that inflation is a ‘tax’ that hits the very poor the hardest.

    146. jason says:

      Chuck Todd says the reason Biden’s poll numbers suck is that Dems “have not protected elections” and there is a “threat to Democracy”.

      You can’t make this sh-t up.

      “But even after these packages have passed, there is still this constant threat to democracy that we keep talking about. The Democrats have failed to pass any measure to protect and bolster up our election system. So, that has people uneasy. Is it all Joe Biden’s fault? Of course not. Most of it isn’t.”

    147. jason says:

      Tina- Are you Jewish? You use terms like putz and schmuck which were popularized from Yiddish.”

      Bitter does live a sheltered life…

      There are many Yiddish words used by goyim everywhere.

      I use quite a few myself. Schlep is one of my favorites. Spiel. Shtick. Chutzpah.

      Some are so incorporated into gentile day to day speech I don’t think anybody makes the connection anymore. Klutz, schmooze, glitch, even bagel are all Yiddish words.

      I have to be careful. The Biden Troll might drive by to say if I am not Jewish I can’t use Yiddish words.

    148. jason says:

      “Florida governor candidate fundraising for November 2021:
      Crist: $805,000
      Fried: $216,000
      DeSantis: $6,020,000”

    149. Tina says:

      Look at Nurse Ratchet cringe here:

      RNC Research
      @RNCResearch
      · 2h
      Joe Biden says the deaths of our 13 service members in Afghanistan were inevitable.

      “Everybody says, ‘you could’ve gotten out without anybody being hurt.’ No ones come up with a way to indicate to me how that happens.”

      https://twitter.com/sethjlevy

    150. Gordon Allen says:

      If Chuck Todd lost a brain cell he’d be done 50%

    151. jason says:

      Lest you think the Dems are really losing, I saw this contrarian comment on the Internet.

      “(1) Keystone terminated, gasoline, diesel, home heating oil, propane prices soaring, check
      (2) Southern border wide open, millions of destitute Latin Americans enter and flown to all points on the compass, check
      (3) Trillions in new borrowing, labeled “infrastructure”, reality 95% welfare state, check
      (4) Hundreds of January 6th trespassers indefinitely incarcerated, while tens of thousands of 2020 rioters on the streets, check
      (5) military focused on woke policies to the complete disregard of combat readiness and effectiveness, check
      (6) vaccine and mask mandates imposed on private business, check”

      Maybe it is only the American people that are losing.

    152. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Hershal Walker’s son takes after his father. After he attacked Joe Biden for high gas prices because of his anti-energy production policies, this dialogue took place:

      Christian Walker
      @ChristianWalk1r
      I worked at Williams Sonoma at the cash register, while winning two world championships, and skipping a grade.

      I’ve done more in a year than you’ve done in a lifetime. Jealous POS.

      @keithedwards
      Replying to @nickiclyne
      His dad is Herschel Walker. He’s never worked a day in his life.

    153. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @KevinKileyCA
      Asked when the State of Emergency ends, Newsom said “we’ll know it when we experience it.” Our Governor just vacationed in Cabo and went on a book tour. I think we’ve experienced it

    154. lisab says:

      Tina- Are you Jewish? You use terms like putz and schmuck which were popularized from Yiddish.
      —————–

      oy vey

    155. jason says:

      sked when the State of Emergency ends, Newsom said “we’ll know it when we experience it.”

      He really meant “when I say it is”.

    156. Bitterlaw says:

      Bitter does live a sheltered life…

      By being married to a Jewish woman? She very rarely uses Yiddish slang.

    157. Meldrim says:

      Bitter, there is nothing strange about non-MOTs using Yiddish expressions in everyday speech. American Jewish culture is American culture, ingrained after over a century of interactions between Jews and goyim and of Yiddish phrases used in movies, music and TV.

      Your question to Tina, and the specific way in which you phrased it (“You seem to use a lot of Yiddish words; are you Jewish” (I’m paraphrasing)) reminds me of the very first episode of All in the Family, in which Lionel pulls Archie’s chain by pointing out that he just used a Yiddish word and asking whether he’s Jewish. (Lionel also used as evidence of Archie’s Judaism that his parents are named David and Sarah.) I re-watched the episode last week, probably the fifth time that I’ve seen it over the years, and it’s amazing how well it holds up even with the world being such a different place.

    158. Bitterlaw says:

      Somehow, this is going to become a big issue when it is not. Since I already said that Yiddish words have been used broadly, I am not saying their usage alone indicates being Jewish. I was just curious since Tine plays her name game with some Yiddish words. Psaki is pronounced Sack-ee. She added Putz to it. But in the HHR tradition, I will be labeled an anti-Semite in 3…2…1…

    159. jason says:

      I am tired of hearing all this shmegeggy.

    160. jason says:

      I think asking Tina if she is Jewish is racist, because it implies that gentiles using Yiddish words are closet Jews, and we know it is wrong to keep people in the closet.

      Also Bitter never asked me if I was Jewish, even though I frequently use Yiddish words, so that is racist too because it assumes Incans living in Amish country can’t be Jewish.

    161. jason says:

      Hillary says that if Trump wins another election it will be the end of Democracy.

      I guess she doesn’t see the incongruous nature of that statement.

    162. Phil says:

      Not surprisingly, Jason, she no doubt does not see that.

      Hillary will always be Hillary.

    163. Tina says:

      This is a start.

      Hanna Trudo
      @HCTrudo
      · 2h
      Kelly Tshibaka says she will not support McConnell as leader in the Senate https://kellyforak.com/post/kelly-tshibaka-statement-on-mitch-mcconnell

    164. Tina says:

      I think pasaki or Putzaki or saki is an idiot, a liar, and a putz.

      No playing of word games here and I don’t care what her ethnicity or religious denomination is.

    165. jason says:

      Maybe Chewbacca could try getting elected first.

    166. Tina says:

      I use the words, f bomb, beotch, and arsehole a lot too.

      I am sure they originated somewhere too.

    167. Tina says:

      I guess, Bl can fault me for being a bad person and not asking permission to use that word from the Clinton Groupie,

    168. Tina says:

      PPUSA
      @PollProjectUSA
      · 25m
      NEW: @OnMessageInc (R)

      2022 #NVGov GE
      (R) Joe Lombardo 51% (+10)
      (D)* Steve Sisolak 41%

      (R) Dean Heller 49% (+6)
      (D)* Steve Sisolak 43%

      600 LV

    169. Tina says:

      There’s No Sound or Fume… How Do I Know It’s Working?” – Kamala Harris Struggles with Electric Car Charger

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/12/no-sound-fume-know-working-kamala-harris-struggles-electric-car-charger-video/

    170. Bitterlaw says:

      Tina does not need permission to use any words. I think her nicknames are stupid. Both can be true.

    171. Wes says:

      Assuming Tshibaka wins, I guess she’s fine with having no committee assignments.

    172. Tina says:

      This is a disaster.

      Dave Bondy
      @DaveBondyTV
      ·
      45m
      BREAKING NEWS: Air Force discharges 27 for refusing COVID-19 vaccine; believed to be 1st service members removed over shot mandate.

    173. jason says:

      I think 90% of Tina’s nicknames are hilarious, nothing stupid about them.

      Bitter needs to loosen up a little.

    174. jason says:

      I don’t think the Supreme Court will block vax mandates. Mitchie phuqed up again.”

      Best non-sequitur of the day?

    175. jason says:

      The Russians aren’t always wrong.

      “NEW YORK (AP) — Russia on Monday vetoed a first-of-its-kind U.N. Security Council resolution casting climate change as a threat to international peace and security, a vote that sank a years-long effort to make global warming a more central consideration for the U.N.’s most powerful body.”

    176. Bitterlaw says:

      Bad things happen when A-holes loosen up.

    177. Tina says:

      Arthur Schwartz
      @ArthurSchwartz
      ·
      7h
      ABC: Putin sent 10,000 additional troops to the Ukraine border after his call with Biden. America is back!

    178. Wes says:

      Isn’t it amazing how Tina finds a way to say Mitch McConnell is responsible for something he had nothing to do with?

    179. Tina says:

      Depending on the Supreme Court worked so well with obumblercare. Same pathetic strategy used by this guy, just to fundraise.

      “Multiple courts have pushed the pause button on these government vaccine mandates. There is a decent chance the courts will strike them down,” said McConnell on America’s Newsroom on Fox News. “Secondly, next week we are going to have a vote on the vaccine mandate prohibiting that regulation from going into effect. I think it has a decent chance of passing the Senate.”

    180. Tina says:

      In short, no guarantee that Souter 2.0, Bushie, and Beotchie will line up correctly.

    181. lisab says:

      Rudolph Changes Name To Rolanda, Dominates Female Reindeer Games

    182. Tina says:

      “Using inflation as cover.”

      Elizabeth Warren
      @SenWarren
      · 2h
      Families are rightly upset that the price of meat has gone through the roof. Who’s to blame? Meatpacking monopolies that are using inflation as cover to raise prices and make record profits. I’m fighting for stronger antitrust enforcement to lower prices. https://reuters.com/business/meat-packers-profit-margins-jumped-300-during-pandemic-white-house-economics-2021-12-10/

    183. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes – Tina is probably not good enough for Tina.

    184. Tina says:

      Chip Roy
      @chiproytx
      ·
      3h
      Hey
      @HouseGOP
      &
      @SenateGOP
      , do you see NOW why some of us fought to #DefundVaxMandates in the #CR and/or the #NDAA? Never punt Article I responsibility. #HealthcareFreedom

    185. lisab says:

      Nation’s Husbands Freaking Out About Omicron After Learning Symptoms Are Like A Mild Cold

    186. Tina says:

      We had leverage, but Mitchie pissed it away. Never depend on the courts when it’s the responsibility of the Congress,

      Disclose.tv
      @disclosetv
      · 4h
      MORE – This is the first landmark decision regarding compulsory vaccinations in the United States by SCOTUS. 3 dissents: Alito, Gorsuch, and Thomas. Roberts, Barrett, and Kavanaugh sided with the liberals.
      Show this thread

    187. Tina says:

      Powerful dissent by Gorsuch, who is Trumps best pick. Bushie and Bitchie are terrible.

      https://twitter.com/GraduatedBen/status/1470519602748735491

    188. Tina says:

      Hockey Stick Climate Fraud Scientist Michael Mann Says Joe Biden’s Build Back Broke Bill will Prevent Tornadoes From Getting Worse (VIDEO)

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/12/hockey-stick-climate-fraud-michael-mann-says-joe-bidens-build-back-broke-bill-will-prevent-tornadoes-getting-worse-video/

    189. jason says:

      We had leverage, but Mitchie pissed it away.”

      BS.

    190. Meldrim says:

      Tina, irrespective of what some website licensed in Tuvalu (that’s what .tv signifies) claims, SCOTUS did *not* rule on the merits of the NY vaccine mandate for health-care workers, but merely chose not to enjoin NY from continuing to enforce its policy while the case is litigated. I would have voted to enjoin the law, but the decision is no reason to light one’s hair on fire. Please note that, just last week, SCOTUS voted 5-4 not to enjoin the TX six-week abortion ban from being enforced while its constitutionality is litigated, and it similarly did not mean that SCOTUS voted to uphold a six-week abortion ban (which won’t happen until, God willing, SCOTUS overturns Roe and Casey in June of next year).

      And calling the denial of the two requests to block the vaccine mandate while its constitutionality is litigated a “landmark decision” on vaccine mandates is silly, not only because SCOTUS didn’t decide anything, but because SCOTUS did the exact same thing two months ago when it turned down an interlocutory appeal of a Maine vaccine mandate for health-care workers.

      Here’s part of SCOTUSblog’s description of the decision denying the two requests for blocking the law:

      “Although both cases have been fully briefed since Nov. 17, the justices did not act on them until Monday, disposing of both with one-sentence orders. In October, the court rejected a similar challenge to Maine’s vaccine mandate for health care workers who sought religious exemptions. In that case, Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett wrote that the court’s emergency docket is not the proper place to resolve the merits of the challenge. Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch dissented from the court’s decision not to intervene in the Maine case, with Gorsuch writing a dissenting opinion.

      Gorsuch again issued a written opinion dissenting from Monday’s order denying the New York challengers’ emergency request in Dr. A v. Hochul. He would have put the mandate on hold until the Supreme Court can fully take up the challengers’ case. Alito joined Gorsuch’s dissent; Thomas indicated that he would have granted the challengers’ application but did not join the Gorsuch dissent.”

      https://www.scotusblog.com/2021/12/court-rejects-religious-challenge-to-new-yorks-vaccine-mandate-for-health-care-workers/

    191. Tina says:

      I wrote that. I also wrote that mitchies strategery to rely on courts to help is stupid since there is no guarantee in light of these cases and obumbler care.

      Bushie and bitchie are thrash.

    192. jason says:

      McConnell did not “rely on the courts” and as you probably have noticed, Rs don’t have the votes to ban vaccine mandates, and the one vote where he did have the votes, the House will not vote on it and Biden would veto it.

      Also the courts have been pretty supportive of voiding the business vaccine mandates, and I would imagine SCOTUS will likely uphold those decisions.

      Attacking McConnell for things he really has no power over is just partisan trash.

    193. jason says:

      And btw, I disagree withe SCOTUS decision, Gorsuch is right, they should have put the mandate on hold.

      But blaming McConnell for any of this is ridiculous.

    194. jason says:

      Powerful dissent by Gorsuch, who is Trumps best pick. Bushie and Bitchie are terrible.”

      LOL

      Little does Gorsuch know he is only one vote and a nanosecond away from becoming another RINO traitor.

    195. Tina says:

      A confession by somebody who should be in prison?

      The Vigilant Fox
      @VigilantFox
      · 10h
      Dr. Fauci opens up the possibility that the COVID-19 vaccine could be making people more likely to be infected by the virus.

      “This would not be the first time, if it happened, that a vaccine that looked good in initial safety actually made people worse.”

    196. Tina says:

      No sheot, Sherlock.

      AL.com
      @aldotcom
      · 8h
      Sen. Richard Shelby says it was a mistake for Republicans to give in to Democrats on debt reconciliation. https://trib.al/tZpDPAx

    197. jason says:

      Sen. Richard Shelby says it was a mistake for Republicans to give in to Democrats on debt reconciliation”

      Zzzzz…

      As everyone knows, the Dems could pass the debt increase through reconciliation themselves, so Rs were never going to prevent it (not that any wanted to prevent it anyway).

      The idea that shutting down the government at this point is helpful to Rs is asinine.

      I am glad at least 14 Rs realized that if you hand the Dems a loaded gun and say shoot me, they will.

    198. jason says:

      Grandstanding on the debt ceiling with no end game in sight and giving the Dems a lifeline so they can distract from self destructing does not seem like a great strategy to me.

    199. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      202. “This would not be the first time, if it happened, that a vaccine that looked good in initial safety actually made people worse.”

      Yes but Fauci, ever the pimp of the pharmaceutical industry, is pushing additional boosters as the solution. Pharmaceutical stocks are rising in anticipation of huge profits.

      One has to wonder if lockdowns and restrictions on travel might not have actually made the epidemic worse. Perhaps the virus would have run its course earlier, and widespread natural immunity might have resulted. The delay strategy might have instead resulted in giving the virus more time to mutate. What is clear is the management of this epidemic has been up to now a massive failure. We began 2021 being told the vaccine would prevent infection; then it was the vaccine would not prevent infection, but protect from serious illness; and at the end of 2021 we are now hearing that it is possible the vaccine may actually make people more vulnerable to a new virus variant.

      Clearly a new approach is needed, and Fauci should be forced into retirement. However, this is not going to happen with an elderly president who has problem speaking in complete sentences.

    200. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason – You just don’t understand that Trump never made a mistake. NYC knows that it was only Trump’s evil zombie hand that signed the spending bills. Tina knows that Trump only appointed Gorsuch. It was the evil zombie hand that wrote Trump’s nominations of Kavanaugh and Barrett.

    201. Meldrim says:

      Kavanaugh and Barrett have been very mildly disappointing, but they have yet to issue an opinion, or even a vote, that was as reprehensible as Gorsuch’s Opinion of the Court in the Bostock Case, which ridiculously claimed that when Congress banned sex discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 it also, unbeknownst to any of its members, prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation (something that Congress pointedly refused to do whenever bills were brought up to do so over the succeeding 50+ years): https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf/17-1618_hfci.pdf

    202. jason says:

      “Jason – You just don’t understand that Trump never made a mistake.”

      I think there must be a good Trump and a bad Trump. The bad Trump appoints Fauci, ACB and Kavanaugh and signs massive spending bills. The good Trump appoints Gorsuch.

      According to Tina and NYC, the bad Trump always gets a pass and should be ignored. The good Trump should be awarded God status.

      If you stick to this formula, where the bad Trump does not really exist and the good Trump is infallible everything becomes very clear.

    203. jason says:

      One has to wonder if lockdowns and restrictions on travel might not have actually made the epidemic worse.”

      I don’t want to pat myself on the back (ok, I do, GFYs) but what I proposed pretty much since all this started seems like might have been the way to go.

      I proposed only isolating nursing homes and vulnerable populations (very elderly, co-morbidities) while the rest of us took our chances with a 99.9%+ survivable virus. Mitigating measures would have been limited to common sense voluntary social distancing, voluntary work at home and limited indoor gatherings. N-95 masks, the only ones that actually provide protection to the person wearing it, would be worn on a voluntary basis by those not high risk but afraid of getting the virus. No school closings or travel or business shutdowns.

      Perhaps it wouldn’t have saved any lives except for fewer suicides and drug deaths, but our economy wouldn’t have been ruined and most children would not have lost 2 years of school with the associated consequences.

    204. DW says:

      210 – exactly the right way to go. A buddy of mine very early commented on what they were up to by saying, ‘this looks like a cheap junior-high biology experiment.’

    205. Tom says:

      210. I’ve said all along that all the measures taken to mitigate the virus have just postponed the inevitable. It’s time to learn to live with the virus and get on with our lives.

    206. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      This is why McConnell’s move last week on the debt ceiling legislation can tactically backfire BIG TIME. If filibuster rules can be broken once, why not twice for something as urgent as the Democrats gaming the voting system(sarc)? The second reason why McConnell choked on this vote was his months-ling statements that under no circumstances would a GOP Senator help the Democrats with this issue. Fibbing to your base is naughty!

      “Ransomware Attack Hits Virginia Legislature
      December 13, 2021 at 5:54 pm EST By Taegan Goddard 8 Comments

      “A ransomware attack has hit the Virginia state Legislature’s IT branch and state agencies are helping with the recovery,” CNN reports.

      Murkowski Challenger Won’t Back McConnell for Leader
      December 13, 2021 at 5:19 pm EST By Taegan Goddard 120 Comments

      “Kelly Tshibaka, a Republican challenging Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), says she will not support Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as GOP leader, the second Senate hopeful to oppose McConnell as other Republicans publicly attack him to further align themselves with former president Donald Trump,” the Washington Post reports.

      Postal Service Secretly Tested Mobile Voting System
      December 13, 2021 at 5:13 pm EST By Taegan Goddard 51 Comments

      “The U.S. Postal Service pursued a project to build and secretly test a blockchain-based mobile phone voting system before the 2020 election, experimenting with a technology that the government’s own cybersecurity agency says can’t be trusted to securely handle ballots,” the Washington Post reports.

      “The system was never deployed in a live election and was abandoned in 2019… That was after cybersecurity researchers at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs conducted a test of the system during a mock election and found numerous ways that it was vulnerable to hacking.”

      Manchin to Discuss Filibuster Exemption for Voting Rights
      December 13, 2021 at 3:52 pm EST By Taegan Goddard 253 Comments

      Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) will take part in a meeting tomorrow to discuss how Senate Democrats may be able to alter the filibuster to advance national voting rights legislation, Punchbowl News reports.

      “Voting-rights advocates want to see if Manchin would be open to a ‘carve-out’ to the Senate’s filibuster rule for voting rights legislation. The idea gained more urgency for voting rights advocates after the chamber approved a ‘one-time exception’ to its rules to approve a debt-limit increase by a simple majority vote.”

    207. jason says:

      This is key:

      “In a big warning sign, Manchin said BBB shouldn’t rely on temporary spending that could become permanent. “I don’t think that’s a fair evaluation of saying we are going to spend X amount of dollars but then we are going to have to depend on coming back and finding more money”

    208. Tina says:

      U.S. producer price index came in at 9.6%.

    209. Tina says:

      Political Polls
      @Politics_Polls
      ·
      1h
      Biden Job Approval:
      Approve 41%
      Disapprove 57%

      .
      @Rasmussen_Poll
      , 1,500 LV, 12/9-13
      https://rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/biden_administration/biden_approval_index_history

    210. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      209. Trump did not appoint Fauci, he has held his current position for several decades.

    211. jason says:

      Yes, Trump appointed Fauci to the Coronavirus Task Force.

    212. jason says:

      Nassau county is one of them.

      So @GovKathyHochul
      ’s mask/vaccine ‘mandate’ is officially over before it ever started. 15 counties refuse to enforce and I’ve talked to dozens today who report MASS NON-COMPLIANCE all across the state. #LetsGoNY #REVOLT

    213. jason says:

      But the Chair of the Task Force was Birx, not Fauci. Fauci was just one member.

      The MSM and the useful idiots made him into Covid Czar God.

      https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/20/guide-to-trump-administration-coronavirus-response-team/

    214. jason says:

      I don’t trust Manchin but his attending a meeting doesn’t mean he will support a carve-out.

      I am sure he has attended 100 meetings on BBB and still doesn’t support it.

    215. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #221- jason
      Agreed, but the point is that McConnell “opened the door” last week by voting, with 12 other GOP Senators, for the “filibuster exception” for the debt ceiling increase.
      Give the Democrats an inch and they will take a mile!

    216. Tina says:

      I disagreed with Fraudci from the beginning. I thought something was amiss with him with the love and attention to Her Thighness.

      I was correct and The ambulance chaser was wrong, as were many others here.

      Fraudci could also not be fired in his governmental position.

    217. Tina says:

      Actually pence led the task force.

      Nevertheless, a bad pick by trump admin.

      Trumps personnel choices have to be better. I realize the gop-e gave him little help (wrong Wray, as an example.

    218. Bitterlaw says:

      Tina finally admits that her first issue with Dr. Fauci was that he had supported Hillary in 2016 and was not related to medicine.

      Tina knows that I do not sue anybody or represent Plaintiffs/claimants so I am not an ambulance chaser. She has been corrected many times but the lie persists.

    219. Bitterlaw says:

      Tina gives out another free pass to Trump and blames the Evil Establishment for his bad personnel choices.

    220. Tina says:

      You were wrong about Fraudci and comedy, ambulance chaser.

    221. Tina says:

      His politics would have an impact as did his handling of the aids crisis (no push to promote therapeutics).

      Wear a dozen masks, vaccine passports, multiple vaccines, which now may be “harmful” and targeting non vaxxers I know the gop-e and their ilk love this.

      But wait for the courts to stop this. Phuq asking Mitchie and the Bakersfield loser to do their jobs.

    222. Gordon Allen says:

      Tina: Biden and the fed are heading us to Weimar Republic territory.
      Amazing how little this looming catastrophe appears on this forum as important.

    223. Tina says:

      If/when you retake the House, first step would be to defund it and send criminal referrals.

      Rep. Jim Jordan
      @Jim_Jordan
      · 21h
      The FBI:

      -Spied on President Trump

      -Set up General Flynn

      -And it looks like they’re going after Congressman Fortenberry

      Something needs to change.

    224. Tina says:

      And it’s a shame that Bushie, Souter, and Beotchie did not intervene.

      Thousands of people will now be fired.

      You will destroy the economy this way as it’s very tough to fill healthcare jobs, unless you want the, to come from China or Krapistan. I am sure they are well qualified. /s

    225. jason says:

      Actually pence led the task force.”

      He was the coordinator, but Birx was the Chair.

    226. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      From politicalwire.com:

      ‘Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), chair of the Finance Committee, told Politico there are more than 20 issues about President Biden’s social spending bill that are currently playing out before the Senate parliamentarian.

      That means it isn’t just Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) standing in the way of getting the bill done before Dems’ ideal Christmas deadline.’

    227. jason says:

      His politics would have an impact”

      Maybe, but you have zero credibility because your objection to him was that he was a “Democrat”.

      And your criticism of McConnell is also garbage because you give Trump a pass on everything that he did control and try to blame McConnell for things he has no control over.

    228. jason says:

      Trumps personnel choices have to be better. I realize the gop-e gave him little help (wrong Wray, as an example.”

      Zzzzzz….more BS.

      Trump appointed Wray, not the Gop-e.

      Let’s get the facts straight.

      President Donald Trump will nominate Christopher Wray as the next director of the FBI, he announced on Twitter on Wednesday, the day before ousted FBI Director James Comey is to testify at a high-stakes Senate hearing.

      “I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow,” the president wrote.

      “I am proud to announce Christopher as my choice as the director of the FBI,” Trump said in a statement released by the White House more than five hours after the announcement on Twitter. “He is an impeccably qualified individual, and I know that he will again serve his country as a fierce guardian of the law and model of integrity once the Senate confirms him to lead the FBI.”

    229. jason says:

      The evil GOP-e is responsible for all ills because supposedly Trump did what they told him to do.

      I love it here.

    230. jason says:

      I am proud to announce Christopher as my choice as the director of the FBI”

      So Tina, what is it about “my choice” don’t you understand?

    231. jason says:

      The MSM:

      “I’ll tell you what’s going to happen next, Nicolle,” McCaskill said. “These red states are going to do vigilantism laws on immigration, and they’re going to empower citizens to go out and round up people that they think look like foreigners. And that’s what we are coming to in this country. It is incredibly depressing.”

    232. Bitterlaw says:

      Trump’s evil zombie hand made that twitter announcement. Trump was afraid to admit the evil zombie hand was making so many decisions so he backed the hand.

    233. Meldrim says:

      “Agreed, but the point is that McConnell “opened the door” last week by voting, with 12 other GOP Senators, for the “filibuster exception” for the debt ceiling increase.”
      __________________

      That is incorrect. A change to the filibuster rules would require either 67 votes for a rule change (which obviously won’t happen) or, in the alternative, using the “nuclear option,” i.e., having a ruling from the chair that cloture can be called by a simple majority, and then have a simple majority agree with the chair’s ruling. That’s how the Democrats got rid of the filibuster for presidential appointments (including judicial appointments) and how Republicans extended it to Supreme Court justices. The threshold that Democrats would need to get rid of the filibuster for “civil rights” or what have you remains exactly the same today as it was prior to the deal on raising the debt limit.

      What McConnell agreed to do was permitting 10+ Republican senators to vote for cloture (i.e., ending the filibuster of that particular bill) of a law that set a rule requiring a simple majority for approving the increase of the debt ceiling in December 2021. The Senate then approved the debt-ceiling increase by simple majority, with no Republicans voting in favor of it. McConnell wanted Republicans to be able to campaign on how the Democrats approved increased spending with no Republicans voting in favor, and he was able to get that. When the GOP regains the Senate in 2022, Cocaine Mitch’s legislative maneuvers will have been a key component of that achievement.

      And that “precedent” has no bearing at all on how to deal with the Democrats’ election-stealing bill, given that it would take 60 votes to get cloture on such bill. Sure, if 10 Republicans join 50 Democrats to agree to a rule for the election-stealing bill that would allow it to pass by simple majority, then the bill couldn’t be filibustered, but so long as 10 Republicans don’t vote in favor of that rule, the rule itself will be filibustered and never get approved. So the only way that what McConnell did–permitting 10+ Republicans to allow the Democrats to raise the debt ceiling by themselves, instead of shutting down the government–could lead to the filibuster being eliminated would be if somehow that cooperation from Republicans was seen by Manchin and Sinema as a reason to lose faith in the ability of the Senate to come to a compromise. In fact, the Republicans not shutting down the government provides additional arrows in Manchin’s and Sinema’s quivers, since it will be easier for them to maintain their position that Senators can reach compromises and thus the filibuster should not be eliminated through the nuclear option.

      Criticisms of McConnell’s maneuver have things ass-backwards. Years from now, this and other maneuvers will become clear to people, and Cocaine Mitch will be remembered as the greatest Republican in the history of the U.S. Senate.

    234. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Dr. Anthony Fauci made $417,608 in 2019, the latest year for which federal salaries are available. That made him not only the highest paid doctor in the federal government, but the highest paid out of all four million federal employees.”

      Given Fauci headed the NIAID and his role in the NIH, he would be expected to be included in any coronavirus task force. It was his performance on the task force that turned Trump and a big chunk of the population against him. Fauci was always the tool of the pharmaceutical industry both in the AIDS and coronavirus epidemics. They have assured his continuity in his current position, and Fauci in turn uses government money to fund the early research on drugs that industry subsequently made a fortune on. The funding of the “gain of function” research by Fauci at the Wuhan lab is an example. The antivirals that Merck and other companies are bringing to the market to treat Covid-19 were the result of initial taxpayer funded research.

    235. mnw says:

      Trump did make a host of terrible appointments. He would’ve been more successful if he’d limited his choices to people with an impeccable history of conservative political activism. No-one else need apply.

      Almost all the people on the Federalist Society’s recommended judicial nominations list who were appointed have worked out well, going from memory.

      The next GOP President should go more by political history than by “heavily credentialed & recommended by GOP bigshots.”

      Even with military appointments, Trump could’ve “asked around” & come up with more reliable people.

    236. mnw says:

      Meldrin

      So the DEMs can pass HR1 with the same cloture ruling from the chair (Harris), & then just 50 DEM votes, correct?

    237. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      241. Besides his hefty government salary, Fauci has additional income — he also tells a good fairy tale:

      “The press agency reported that two leading researchers, Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and his deputy, Clifford Lane, received payments relating to their development of interleukin 2 as a treatment for HIV/AIDS. Dr Lane told the BMJ that the payment was part of his federal compensation. He explained that the government patented the development and shared the payments it received with the inventors. Since 1997 he has received about $45 000 he says. The institutes awarded $36m in grants for studies to test the treatment.

      Dr Anthony Fauci told the BMJ that as a government employee he was required by law to put his name on the patent for the development of interleukin 2 and was also required by law to receive part of the payment the government received for use of the patent. He said that he felt it was inappropiate to receive payment and donated the entire amount to charity.”

    238. Tina says:

      Notice how the ambulance chase loved Fraudci and comedy, and Wray.

      Wray was supported by gop e. They pushed his appointment,

      Yes, he made terrible staffing picks.

      Yes ultimately it’s on him.

    239. jason says:

      Given Fauci headed the NIAID and his role in the NIH, he would be expected to be included in any coronavirus task force.”

      Yes, and I was ok with that. I just like to mock those that pretend it was not Trump that appointed him.

      The point I always made was the mistake was to let Fauci become the defacto Covid czar and go on the MSM as if he was speaking for the Administration, when in fact he was just one more member of the task force, not even its coordinator or chair. His role was actually a narrow one, how to keep the death count down, and during the Trump administration he had zero power to institute Covid policy for the administration.

      At the time, I said Fauci brought gravitas and inspired confidence at a time when the administration was struggling with a coherent message. I still believe that, and that is why I opposed firing him from the task force. It would have made him a martyr and wouldn’t have taken him off TV.

      Hindsight is 20/20, but yes, Trump bears a lot of responsibility for Fauci’s influence. We can complain all we want about the nature of that influence, but it was Trump (and Pence) who teed the ball and handed Fauci the club.

    240. Tina says:

      And I have not yet indicated any suppor for him or any other R in 2024.

    241. Tina says:

      It’s funny those that are now against Fraudci waited over a year to “figure it all out.”

    242. jason says:

      Wray was supported by gop e. They pushed his appointment”

      I guess Tina still doesn’t understand what “my choice” means.

    243. jason says:

      It’s funny those that are now against Fraudci waited over a year to “figure it all out.”

      As opposed to Tina, who figured it out on day one because Fauci was a “Democrat”.

    244. Meldrim says:

      If the Democrats bring up HR1 and can only get 50 votes for cloture (with 60 needed), Harris could rule that the 60-vote threshold is not required, and, when a Republican objects, Senate members would vote, with simple majority required, on whether the chair’s interpretation of the rule is correct. If a majority of those who voted say that the interpretation is correct, then the rule is deemed not to require 60 votes and thus cloture would be achieved, and HR1 could be approved by simple majority in a separate vote (perhaps with 50 votes plus the VP’s tiebreaker). But please note that it is not altogether clear that the VP can break a tie when the Senate is deciding whether the rule requires 60 votes for cloture, given that the VP is not a Senator, and Senate rules are set by Senators. All past instances of the “nuclear option” being used to change Senate rules have been done with the vote of a majority of Senators, not with a tied vote and a VP tiebreaker.

    245. jason says:

      So the DEMs can pass HR1 with the same cloture ruling from the chair (Harris), & then just 50 DEM votes, correct?”

      No.

    246. Tina says:

      I was ahead of the curve and you were behind it.

    247. Bitterlaw says:

      I am not an ambulance chaser because I do not sue individuals or companies for damages for clients’ injuries.

      I would insult Tina by calling her a Federal employee but mnw was also a Federal employee and would be collateral damage.

    248. Tina says:

      Salvation Army is facing a donation shortage. I won’t donate to them because of what they did.

      https://t.co/x8EWVWfOLK

    249. jason says:

      I was ahead of the curve and you were behind it.”

      Nah, you were ahead in cheap partisan politics, enjoy the win.

    250. Tina says:

      “Cheap partisan politics.”

      No, it was not cheap partisan politics. Just warning signs:

      A person fawning over Her Thighness (or any politician); appointed by Bush 41, how he handled the Aids crisis (no therapeutics); and how he seemed to enjoy the limelight (hand signals to press scum).

    251. Tina says:

      John Carney
      @carney
      ·
      1h
      Supply Chain and Wholesale Inflation Hits 26.5%, Hottest Since 1974 https://breitbart.com/economy/2021/12/14/ppi-intermediate-demand-1974/… via
      @BreitbartNews

    252. jason says:

      5th Court tears the Biden administration a new a-hole on Remain in Mexico.

      “DHS’s proposed approach is as unlawful as it is illogical. Under Supreme Court and Fifth Circuit precedent, this case is nowhere near moot.

      And in any event, the vacatur DHS requests is an equitable remedy, which is unavailable to parties with unclean hands. The Government’s litigation tactics disqualify it from such equitable relief.
      The Government also raises a slew of reviewability arguments, contending that no court may ever review the Termination Decision. DHS
      claims the power to implement a massive policy reversal—affecting billions of dollars and countless people—simply by typing out a new Word document and posting it on the internet. No input from Congress, no ordinary rulemaking procedures, and no judicial review. We address and reject each of the Government’s reviewability arguments and determine that DHS has
      come nowhere close to shouldering its heavy burden to show that it can make law in a vacuum.

      On the merits, the Termination Decision was arbitrary and capricious under the APA. That Act, among other things, requires courts to set aside agency actions that overlook relevant issues or inadequately explain their
      conclusions. We anchor our analysis to a recent Supreme Court decision that
      Case: 21-10806 Document: 00516129200 Page: 3 Date Filed: 12/13/2021
      No. 21-10806 aapplied this doctrine in the immigration context. Under that precedent, this is not a close case.
      The Termination Decision is independently unlawful because it violates 8 U.S.C. § 1225. That statute (among other things) requires DHS to
      detain aliens, pending removal proceedings, who unlawfully enter the United States and seek permission to stay. It’s true that DHS lacks the capacity to detain all such aliens. Congress, however, created a statutory safety valve to
      address that problem. Another part of § 1225 allows DHS to return aliens to contiguous territories, like Mexico, while removal proceedings are pending.

      That safety valve was the statutory basis for the Protocols. DHS’s Termination Decision was a refusal to use the statute’s safety valve. That refusal, combined with DHS’s lack of detention capacity, means DHS is not
      detaining the aliens that Congress required it to detain. The Government insists that a third provision (in § 1182) lets DHS
      parole aliens into the United States on a case-by-case basis. The idea seems to be that DHS can simply parole every alien it lacks the capacity to detain.

      But that solves nothing: The statute allows only case-by-case parole. Deciding to parole aliens en masse is the opposite of case-by-case decisionmaking.”

    253. jason says:

      No, it was not cheap partisan politics. Just warning signs:

      A person fawning over Her Thighness (or any politician); appointed by Bush 41, how he handled the Aids crisis (no therapeutics); and how he seemed to enjoy the limelight (hand signals to press scum).”

      Nah, that dog won’t hunt, all you had against him at the time was that he was a Dem.

      Many here called you on it.

    254. jason says:

      But in any case I am glad you finally admitted that Trump appointed him and ultimately bears sole responsibility.

      If you want to blame somebody, blame Trump.

      No evil GOP-e BS.

    255. Bitterlaw says:

      Tina’s first post about Fauci was solely about his support of Hillary.

    256. jason says:

      Capital crime.

    257. jason says:

      Mark Meadows used his own cellphone, 2 personal Gmail accounts, and Signal for official White House business, January 6 committee says”

      Wow.

    258. Tina says:

      And you withdrew your support over him a year and a half later.

      At least you finally came around.

      On another note, Bl, did you ever get a new car?

    259. NYCmike says:

      jason railed for years against Trump because 54% of his donation$ went to Democrats……and was a main reason why I didn’t vote for him in the NY primary…..of course, when it came to him vs Hillary, who gave 100% of her donations to Democrats, the choice was clearly Trump, as the lesser of 2 evils.

      Then, Tina makes a judgment about someone partially because of his displayed love for Democrats, and the same A-Hole says it wasn’t valid reasoning, despite the fact that hindsight says she was correct to include that in her reasoning…….something stinks in Denmark with that A-hole, in fact, with the other A-Hole as well, who also can’t admit Tina was correct to not trust Fauci.

      Full disclosure: It took me until mid-April 2020 to realize what Tina had been correct about a month or so earlier!

    260. NYCmike says:

      Also, jason was calling for Fauci to receive a Medal of Honor at least until last June, if not later, when even Amoral B*st*rd could see that he was a fraud!

    261. Bitterlaw says:

      Tina – My check tire light comes on but the tires are not flat. There is a noise coming from a tire that could be a bad bearing or a slight bulge in one tire. Getting it checked this week. I told the Jeep it is on a short leash and is going to be replaced if there are any more expensive repairs.

    262. Tina says:

      Got it, thought you bought something new.

    263. Meldrim says:

      “Supply Chain and Wholesale Inflation Hits 26.5%, Hottest Since 1974”
      ___________

      Biden will cite this as further proof of Global Warming ….

    264. Bitterlaw says:

      Tina – I may buy a Jeep Cherokee. The Grand Cherokee is bigger than I need.

    265. Tina says:

      Cool Bl. No use sinking money into an older car.

    266. Bitterlaw says:

      I know but it is hard to say goodbye. Plus, it holds my softball equipment bag and the bucket of balls in the bag. In a new car, the balls will have to go in the back seat. I don’t like radical change like that.

    267. Tina says:

      Got you,

      Always best with something you are most comfortable with.

      My problem is learning all those gizmos on a new car.

    268. jason says:

      ason railed for years against Trump because 54% of his donation$ went to Democrats”

      Ah yes, a “Republican” who donates more to Dems including Hillary, Harry Reid, and Chuck Schumer than Rs gets a pass from NYC, but Fauci is a horrible person because he voted for Hillary?

      Tina was clear that her objection to Fauci was none of the BS she comes up with now, the problem was she was a “drat” that supported Hillary.

      GFY.

    269. jason says:

      Let the records show Fauci, at least until yesterday, is a he.

    270. jason says:

      And you withdrew your support over him a year and a half later.”

      Nah, I always supported his role in the Trump administration, I never “withdrew” anything.

      I will let the hypocrites pretend Trump is not responsible for appointing him.

      Also, beyond the initial “flatten the curve” lockdown, I never supported any mandates or restrictions of any sort. Not one. Nada. Zilch. Zero.

      And btw, let it be clear that Schumer’s B-tch supports the same policy Fauci does, that businesses should have the right to act like Nazis and demand papers and discriminate against the unvaccinated and those with natural immunity.

    271. Tina says:

      We will pretend that those against Fraudci now were against him from the beginning.

    272. Tina says:

      Yes, thank your brilliant leadership team. They should rename the GOP to the Grand Old Retreat.

      Lindsey Graham
      @LindseyGrahamSC
      · 14m
      The Democrats have decided to raise the debt ceiling by $2.5 trillion. Their desire to continue to grow the government is a march towards a socialist America.

    273. Phil says:

      In fairness to Jason, Fauci didn’t definitively show his authoritarian colors until Biden took power last January. He was always pretty much a pompous ass but it’s the last year that his behavior has gone Orwellian. At least, that’s my take on him. I don’t have much use for him now. Anyway, at the time it wasn’t politically feasible for Trump to fire him even if he’d wanted to.

    274. Tina says:

      Can we just open the strategic meat reserves, and send the meat to China?

      Townhall.com
      @townhallcom
      · 1h
      Jen Psaki blames increases in meat prices on “the greed of meat conglomerates.”

    275. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason to find and raid the Strategic Meat Reserve in 3…2…1…

    276. DW says:

      1) Toilet paper prices have risen. Psaki blames greedy paper product conglomerates.

      2) Bottled water prices have skyrocketed. Psaki blames greedy spring water conglomerates.

      3) Soft drink prices have skyrocketed. Psaki blames greedy soft drink conglomerates.

      4) Fuel prices have skyrocketed. Psaki blames evil, greedy oil companies.

      5) Government subsidized college and university tuition costs have skyrocketed. Psaki blames TRUMP!!

      We all know this drill.

    277. DW says:

      And to resolve the problem with rising toilet paper costs, the Biden administration will tap into the strategic toilet paper reserves, and send this supply to India an China.

    278. lisab says:

      Tina’s first post about Fauci was solely about his support of Hillary.
      —————–

      in fairness to tina

      that is a hugely bad sign

    279. NYCmike says:

      “GFY.”

      -Looks like the evidence was stacked against him, so the A-Hole went to the usual A-Hole reply.

    280. Tina says:

      Lisa it’s a bad sign because a cautious and noble scientist would be discreet in his or her support for a candidate or person
      The excessive fawning to me raises issues if thst person is qualified to be the nations top doctor and mentally fit.

      Then , months after, I researched his biography for:the 1980s and was not impressed on how ha handled therapeutics. He did the same with politicizing all alternate treatments for Covid.

      Mistake to have him and Dr.briquette involved.

    281. Tina says:

      Funny how the greedy meat conglomerate did not exist prior to Xi Biden taking over.

    282. Tina says:

      Jack Posobiec Flag of United States
      @JackPosobiec
      ·
      1h
      24 hours later and even the media has dropped the Meadows texts story once they realized it debunked the Jan 6 Committee

      Meadows played you idiots

    283. mnw says:

      Thus far, H. Walker impresses me as a guy who speaks conservative. His English grammar is a little sketchy, but that’s kind of endearing.

      I like the points he’s making, altho sometimes I have to help him out a little, as in “I know what he means.”

    284. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Unfortunately, we chose insanity:

      SanDiegoCitizen says:
      March 17, 2020 at 3:20 am
      259. “I still think we should have just tried to isolate and quarantine the at risk population and let the disease run its course in the general population.”

      This would make the most sense. It is very likely the virus is already widespread and the containment policy will fail.

      The one argument for social isolation is the need to “flatten the curve” which seems “the logical priority from a health care capacity perspective.” If we can limit infections prior to summer, when viral infections decline, it would provide a valuable pause. There is a lot of research on treatments and potential vaccinations. But to continue what amounts a massive economic shut-down over the long-term would be an insane policy. Just walking down the street tonight and seeing all the restaurants and nightspots closed was appalling.

    285. Tina says:

      Marjorie Taylor Greene Flag of United States
      @mtgreenee
      ·
      7h
      The House of Representatives is voting after midnight tonight because
      @LeaderMcConnell
      allowed Democrats to bi-pass the filibuster and ram through the debt ceiling increase to $31.5 TRILLION.

      Mitch is Biden’s bitch.

    286. jason says:

      The House of Representatives is voting after midnight tonight because
      @LeaderMcConnell
      allowed Democrats to bi-pass the filibuster and ram through the debt ceiling increase to $31.5 TRILLION.”

      And MTG is a liar.

    287. New York City says:

      I am Schumer’s Bitch.

      Oh wait, Biden…

    288. Tina says:

      Xi Biden’s Beotch = Mitchie

    289. jason says:

      Chris Cuomo’s producer:

      “Griffin allegedly told the parents things like women were “inferior to men,” that there was a “natural wanton whore at the core of ANY female.” He told one mother that it was her job, in concert with him, to see that her 13-year-old daughter was “trained properly.”

      “When handled appropriately, a woman is a woman regardless of her age,” Griffin told the mother. “One of the big lies of this society is that women are delicate innocent angels and they are in actuality, naturally, the dirtiest sluts possible, in EVERY metric,” he said.

      Griffin allegedly gave the mother $3,350 to bring her nine-year-old child to him at his Vermont ski house where she “was directed to engage in and did engage in illegal sexual activity,” prosecutors allege”

      Of course any parent that takes their daughter to be “trained” by someone like that needs to be thrown in jail too.

    290. jason says:

      Personally, I think McConnell did the right thing and the strategy was brilliant.

      The Dems own the debt increase, which no Rs voted for, but the MSM and the Dems lost the propaganda meme they wanted, the evil Rs shut the government down right before Xmas in the middle of the pandemic and “people died”.

      The Dems would have increased the debt anyway, and shutting down the govt would have only benefited them.

      The choice for Rs was lose-lose or win win.

      McConnell took the win-win.

      And did I forget to say MTG is a moron?

    291. jason says:

      Criticisms of McConnell’s maneuver have things ass-backwards. Years from now, this and other maneuvers will become clear to people, and Cocaine Mitch will be remembered as the greatest Republican in the history of the U.S. Senate.”

      I hate to agree with the HHR fascist, but he is correct on this.

    292. jason says:

      McConnell outfoxed Schumer once again.

    293. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Am sure Biden will tell the Germans this is too harsh:

      “Germany will freeze the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in case of any “escalation” between Russia and Ukraine, the new German foreign minister said, citing an agreement between her country and the United States.

      “In the event of further escalation this gas pipeline could not come into service,” Annalena Baerbock told German media, as quoted by AFP.”

    294. jason says:

      More on why McConnell made the right move from Jazz Shaw at Redstate.

      McConnell is Biden’s Bitch? Not quite:

      “As far as the McConnell angle goes, there are a couple of caveats, as I mentioned above. Remember that Midnight Mitch never said he would stop the raising of the debt ceiling (which should have been all but impossibly in theory anyway given the current makeup of the chambers). He knew he couldn’t do that and allowing a lengthy government shutdown to take place would have stuck a spear in the back of his party just as they’re gaining significant ground across the country on the generic ballot. All he said was that if the debt ceiling was to be raised, the Democrats are the ones spending the money this year so they would need to raise it on their own.

      and:

      The big win for the GOP here (if you can call this sort of spending spree a “win”) is that we will maintain the status quo straight through the midterms. That avoids the messiness and political collateral damage of a government shutdown that the media would have blamed squarely on the Republicans. (Mostly accurately, if we’re being honest.) Now everyone can focus on the November elections and the many, many seats being left vacant by Democrats who have seen the writing on the wall and are either running for different offices or leaving to spend more time with their families.”

    295. jason says:

      In the event of further escalation this gas pipeline could not come into service,” Annalena Baerbock told German media, as quoted by AFP.”

      Baerbock is a far left leader of the Green Party who opposed the pipeline from the beginning, but not because it purportedly favored Russia, but because she opposes fossil fuels.

    296. jason says:

      Dr. Oz has been running a lot of TV and radio ads in my area. The ads are pretty good, btw.

      “Mehmet Oz, the television personality better known as Dr. Oz running as a Republican for Senate in Pennsylvania, has gained the support of a super PAC advised by a collection of experienced political operatives steeped in Washington.

      American Leadership Action was established Nov. 17, according to Federal Election Commission disclosures — nearly two weeks before Oz entered the race for the Republican Senate nomination in the Keystone State. The super PAC’s director is John Fogarty, an attorney with the firm Clark Hill; Michele Reisner is the treasurer; Republican strategist Larry McCarthy handles media; Chip Englander is the pollster; and Jahan Wilcox, a veteran of several GOP Senate campaigns, runs communications.”

    297. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      jason #303
      I hope you and Jazz Shaw are right. I disagree based on the following:
      1) McC lied to the GOP base. See Lindsay Graham(R-SC) about the demerits of doing this.
      2) McC established a bad precedent with respect to prospective filibuster exemptions.
      3) McC received nothing in return for his cooperation with/ surrender to the Democrats AGAIN!
      4) Jazz Shaw’s projection will never happen. Events will skew the straight line Mr. Shaw envisions between now and Election Day in 2022.

    298. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Amusing, but not surprising:

      “Jimmy Fallon’s interview with Biden on Friday reached 1.9M viewers.

      @greggutfeld
      had 1.95M viewers that same night without the sitting POTUS as a guest.”

    299. jason says:

      I blame global warming.

      8 feet of snow possible in mountains as powerful storm lashes California with rain, wind, snow”

    300. jason says:

      jason #303
      I hope you and Jazz Shaw are right. I disagree based on the following:
      1) McC lied to the GOP base. See Lindsay Graham(R-SC) about the demerits of doing this.
      I think he kept his promise. No GOP votes.
      2) McC established a bad precedent with respect to prospective filibuster exemptions.
      Except that he didn’t. This is NOT any filibuster “carve out”. And the final vote will still need 60 votes.
      3) McC received nothing in return for his cooperation with/ surrender to the Democrats AGAIN!
      He got what he really wanted, a clear path to 2022 elections without having the distraction of a stupid shutdown.
      4) Jazz Shaw’s projection will never happen. Events will skew the straight line Mr. Shaw envisions between now and Election Day in 2022.”
      Maybe. But the question is would a shutdown help or hurt Rs?

    301. jason says:

      “Jimmy Fallon’s interview with Biden on Friday reached 1.9M viewers.”

      If Bitter hadn’t watched it would have been 1,899,999.

    302. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Bob Dole quote:

      “I remember one day on the floor I said, ‘Now gentlemen, let me tax your memories.’ And Kennedy jumped up and said, ‘Why haven’t we thought of that before?'”

    303. jason says:

      LOL

      REPORTER: “What does the administration consider your biggest achievement in foreign policy?”

      JEN PSAKI: “This is a great question. I want to be thoughtful about it. I want to talk to the president about it.

    304. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #309
      With respect to above #1 in #309, the debt limit legislation passed 50-49. One GOP Senator who was in the Chamber voted Present. Why you ask?: politicalwire.com claims that McC asked a Republican Senator to do this so Kamala Harris would not be incovenienced by having to travel to the Capitol Building to break the tie!
      I kid you not!

    305. jason says:

      At least she wasn’t stupid enough to say Afghanistan.

    306. jason says:

      hy you ask?: politicalwire.com claims that McC asked a Republican Senator to do this so Kamala Harris would not be incovenienced by having to travel to the Capitol Building to break the tie!”

      Seems reasonable to me. What is your objection?

    307. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      304. “Baerbock is a far left leader of the Green Party who opposed the pipeline from the beginning, but not because it purportedly favored Russia, but because she opposes fossil fuels.”

      Which makes her threat more serious, she genuinely wants to do it. This will provide an justification.

    308. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #315- jason
      Are the House Democrats on the Jan. 6th Commission as accommodating to the Republican interviewees as McC is to Senate Democrats?
      I don’t think so. Senate Republicans continue to bring their knives to a gun fight!
      Yes, the GOP is being reasonable, disgustingly so!

    309. Tina says:

      Thinking like this, will soon lead to battles in the street.

      Jim Cramer
      @jimcramer
      · 54m
      government has a right to force you to obey and has always exercised it especially under GOP

    310. Tina says:

      Paging the House Minority Rino.

      eted

      Ken Cuccinelli
      @KenCuccinelli
      ·
      57m
      How far out of bounds does #LizCheney have to go to be removed from the GOP caucus?

      I’ll add my voice to that call. She has gotten totally outrageous and destructive of America.

    311. Tina says:

      The J6 commission is illegal. There are no Rs appointed to the committee and that beotch took control over things.

      Trumps cos is suing on those grounds,

      Reading texts is also illegal.

    312. Tina says:

      McCarthy won’t do sheot.

      Julie Kelly ??
      @julie_kelly2
      · 23h
      We need to see Cheney’s texts. What did she know ahead of time about the inside job that was January 6?

      For example, why did she arrange for her own security that day? twitter.com/kyledcheney/st…

    313. Phil says:

      Tina, agree with you on Liz Cheney. What a disgrace.

      Bet she doesn’t run again and goes straight to CNN.

    314. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The Jimmy Fallon interview with Biden is bizarre to watch. It appears Biden comments may have been pre-recorded, and the audience cheering likely was a sound track. Fallon excessive swooning over Biden was almost comical. When Biden started talking, his mental decline was readily apparent, despite appearing to read off a script.

      It’s on You Tube.

    315. jason says:

      Yes, there is a positive by putting the Greens in charge of foreign policy. They view the Russians and Chinese as major polluters, so will tend to be hard on them for that reason.

    316. jason says:

      Yes, the GOP is being reasonable, disgustingly so!”

      Sorry, I view reasonable as a positive, maybe it is just me.

    317. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      324. You Tube turned off the dislike button on the video of Biden’s pre-taped “appearance” on the Fallon show

    318. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      At least Biden knows what century he is in, but a little cloudy when trying to be more specific:

      “And so, I think — I think the sky is the limit is what we can do in this — in this second quarter of the 21st century.”

    319. Bitterlaw says:

      310 Did not watch it. GFY

    320. jason says:

      How far out of bounds does #LizCheney have to go to be removed from the GOP caucus?”

      Let the voters decide in November.

      Kicking her off the caucus just makes her a “cause célèbre”, which is what she wants.

      To be invited to all the sunday shows, late night shows, and cable programs to promote herself.

    321. jason says:

      Paging the House Minority Rino.”

      Kevin McCarthy is a RINO?

      Who knew?

    322. jason says:

      PRES. BIDEN ON 2022 MIDTERMS: “I wanna tell my Republican friends: Get ready pal! You’re gonna in for a problem!”

      Let me guess. Not enough offices for that many Republicans?

    323. DW says:

      “I wanna tell my Republican friends: Get ready pal! You’re gonna in for a problem!”

      “friends” (Plural)
      “pal” (Singular)

      “gonna in”?

      I think Biden needs to worry about his own problems.

    324. mnw says:

      Meldrin

      An RRH poster calling him/herself “Missouri_Mapper” posted a 7-1 GOP-DEM map yesterday, which takes out Cleaver in KC, as you posited.

      The arguments for the proposed map are persuasive, so you may have been right & I wrong.

      Otoh, “Missouri_Mapper” calls Cleaver’s seat “de facto open,” which is presumptuous at a minimum.

      AA activists in KC are going to scream bloody murder if something like this map gets adopted. I hope u r right about such a map withstanding court challenges, once again assuming the final map looks like this.

      MO has turned so red that the GOP has lots of room to maneuver, which it didn’t have 10 years ago or 20 years ago. I guess the Carnahans and Sky Queen and Dick Gephardt and Jay Nixon have all fallen & can’t get up.

      If MO would abolish the state income tax as TN did, it would be gaining population (& seats) like TN– instead of constantly losing them. MO is not a bold, pioneering state– it would probably have to be done by ballot initiative.

    325. jason says:

      “Republicans are standing by former President Trump for a 2024 presidential run, while most Democrats want President Biden to run again, according to a new Politico-Morning Consult poll.

      The poll found 60 percent of Democrats want Biden to run for reelection, while 69 percent of Republicans want Trump to take another shot at the presidency.”

    326. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag crushed, zero percent picked Jeb! to ‘take another shot at the Presidency”

    327. Wobbles says:

      when even Amoral B*st*rd could see that he was a fraud!”

      Puhhhhleeeeze……

      It’s Amoral Scumbag, GFY.

      How would you like it if I called you Schumer’s Pet instead of Schumer’s Bitch?

    328. jason says:

      I filed a missing person with the Florida police.

      They are pessimistic they can find someone called Tgca when all the information they have is that he looks like a scarecrow, has a dog and a fish, and claims 138 honorary degrees from 122 universities.

    329. Meldrim says:

      #335, mnw, maybe he said that the seat would be “presumptively open” because he assumes that Cleaver wouldn’t want to run in a GOP district even if it included all of the Jackson County portion of KC (which is how I would draw the new MO-05; I don’t know what the Missouri Mapper from RRH did). Butterfield opted to retire instead of running for reelection in a Democrat-leaning NC-01 because it no longer is strongly Democrat.

      And you’re absolutely right that it would have been a terrible idea for the GOP to try to draw a GOP MO-05 10 years ago (and even more terrible 20 years ago), since rural MO was far less Republican than it is today and such a map would have imperiled several GOP congressmen in the rest of the state. Politics is the art of the possible, and drawing a 7-1 map in MO is possible for Republicans in 2021, but it wasn’t in 2011.

    330. Meldrim says:

      Not “presumptively open,” “de facto open.” But my hypothesis for why he said that stays the same.

    331. jason says:

      Excellent.

      “Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Stop the Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees (W.O.K.E.) Act, a legislative proposal that will give businesses, employees, children and families tools to fight back against woke indoctrination. The Stop W.O.K.E. Act will be the strongest legislation of its kind in the nation and will take on both corporate wokeness and Critical Race Theory. Today’s proposal builds on actions Governor DeSantis has already taken to ban Critical Race Theory and the New York Times’ 1619 project in Florida’s schools. For more information about the Stop W.O.K.E. Act, click here.

      “In Florida we are taking a stand against the state-sanctioned racism that is critical race theory,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “We won’t allow Florida tax dollars to be spent teaching kids to hate our country or to hate each other. We also have a responsibility to ensure that parents have the means to vindicate their rights when it comes to enforcing state standards. Finally, we must protect Florida workers against the hostile work environment that is created when large corporations force their employees to endure CRT-inspired ‘training’ and indoctrination.”

    332. jason says:

      Ok, even I can’t translate that…

      Joe Biden:

      “Everyone, everyone…everyone is a little harder…so…you know, so, mom and grandma can walk out without having…uhh uhh…walk out onto the porch without worrying about falling…can take care of herself…can be left alone…their gonna keep working to pay their bills.”

    333. Tina says:

      Oh noes.

      3 rate hikes in 2022 and 3 in 2023.

      Not good.

    334. Gordon Allen says:

      Clay Travis on the old Rush Limbaugh show said,I heard an hour ago,that Mancin has told Schumer and Biden he is definite no on BBB in its House passed form. Anybody heard that elsewhere?

    335. lisab says:

      “needless to say, the right of women to make decisions about their own bodies is not negotiable. The right of women to make decisions about their own bodies is their decision; it is their body.

      And no legislative institutions have the right to circumvent the Constitution of the United States in an attempt to interfere with, much less to prevent, a woman to make those decisions….

      Except regarding masks and vaccinations, in which case, you have to do what I say, or we will make sure you at a minimum lose your job.” vp harris

    336. lisab says:

      “Clay Travis on the old Rush Limbaugh”

      rush be dead

    337. Tina says:

      Will Mccarthy grow a pair? Seems like he needs to make a move asap, as the committee (the cnn beotch) lied.

      ed

      Matt Schlapp
      @mschlapp
      ·
      6h
      It is time for House GOP leadership to remove all Republicans from the GOP Conference who are aiding the bogus 1/6 Committee. It’s illegitimate as it has silenced the GOP minority. It’s time to hold Reps Cheney and Kinzinger accountable for their collusion. It’s time to act.

    338. jason says:

      Well, we know Manchin was a no on the House bill already. The question is how much is he willing to take out of it.

    339. jason says:

      Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) attended the Connecticut People’s World Committee Amistad Awards. CPWC is a Communist Party affiliate political advocacy organization. They were celebrating the 102nd anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party USA and giving awards to three winners of the Amistad award.

      The hosts invited people to join the Communist Party.

      “We invite you to join the Communist Party in this epic time as we make good trouble to uproot systemic racism, retool the war economy, tax the rich, address climate change, secure voting rights and create a new socialist system that puts people, peace and planet before profits,” emcee Ben McManus told the audience during the event.

      Blumenthal was introduced as a “special guest” by Communist Party member Lisa Bergmann. He said he was “very excited and honored” to be with them and to “share this remarkable occasion” (the founding of the Communist Party in the country).”

      Normal

    340. jason says:

      Clay Travis got it from CNN:

      Manu Raju
      @mkraju
      This kills any virtually any hope of getting the bill done by Christmas as Schumer had hoped. Biden and Manchin not close to a deal”

    341. Tina says:

      It’s been 10 hours since Schiffty tampered with evidence along with the Wyoming Beotch, and noth8ng from McCarthy

    342. jason says:

      I hear McCarthy is going to remove Schiff from the Dem caucus.

    343. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @Rasmussen_Poll
      Who do you trust more to handle the issue of violent crime?

      Republicans – 49%
      Democrats – 27%

    344. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @Rasmussen_Poll
      “Which party do you trust more to deal with the problem of violent crime, Democrats or Republicans?”

      – Party Unaffiliated Voters Only –
      Democrats: 15%
      Republicans: 49%
      The two parties are
      about the same: 31%
      Not Sure: 6%

    345. jason says:

      As I understand it Manchin is not even at the point where he is discussing what programs to keep …there is no agmt on length of funding.

      “The president told the senator during a phone call Monday he didn’t want to budge from his plan to fund some of his programs for one year, and others for 10 years.

      Manchin was equally clear: Before negotiating which individual programs which individual programs should survive, he wants to agree to a common denominator for their funding term

      As he negotiates over the size and scope of Biden’s social spending bill, Manchin insists he’s not trying to bend his party to meet his priorities.

      He says he simply wants to be clear about his own position.
      “I don’t think I am asking anyone to move,” he told CNN’s Manu Raju, during a walking interview to his waiting SUV. “I want people to understand where I am.”
      Asked if Biden is moving closer to him on the spending package, Manchin said: “I wouldn’t say that.”

    346. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      GA GOP Gov primary poll (Fox5/InsiderAdvantage)

      Brian Kemp 41%
      David Perdue 22%
      Vernon Jones 11%
      Kandiss Taylor 4%

      Respondents were *then* told Perdue has Trump’s support and were asked their preference again:

      Kemp 34%
      Perdue 34%
      Jones 10%
      Taylor 4%

      https://insideradvantage.com/2021/12/07/

    347. Tina says:

      Quote Tweet

      @JackPosobiec
      · 10h
      Black juror on Jussie Smollett trial says his testimony made no sense and he could not work out why he put noose back on after fake attack

      ‘Two o’clock in the morning. Cold outside. When you just use your common sense, yeah it just, it didn’t add up’
      https://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10311625/Sole-black-juror-Jussie-Smollett-trial-says-not-work-left-noose-on.html

    348. Cash Cow TM says:

      I think it is wrong for T show “Jeopardy!” to have a week of college professors as all three contestants.

      They need to get average people instead of highly paid college professors who prolly earn in the hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.

    349. Cash Cow TM says:

      If men are from Mars and women are from Venus,
      where are transgenders from?

    350. Cash Cow TM says:

      I think “Jeopardy” out to host a ween of old people (like Walt) who have a higher chance of dementia or declining mental faculties.

      The answers would be more entertaining.

    351. Cash Cow TM says:

      Walt is signed up for “Wheel Of Fortune” Secret whatever..were 3 viewers at home can also win the same amount won by the 3 contestants.

      They show the viewer at home’s secret number and list first name and middle initial and tell how much they won–if they log in to claim their prize within 24 hours.

      Walt’s number has never been called and he is getting depressed.

    352. Cash Cow TM says:

      I predict Biden’s “Build Back Better Bankrupt The Country And Add More Socialist Sh!t” Bill will NOT pass the Senate by the end of the year.

    353. Cash Cow TM says:

      Are you all in other states hearing tons of ads on radio touting the great benefits of “Bidens Build Back Better Bull Sh!t” and urging you to contact your senators tro tell them to support it?

      And also are you hearing tons of radio ads slamming Biden’s BBBBS and urging you to contact you senator and telling them to oppose it?

      Or are these ad blitzes only in WV?

    354. Cash Cow TM says:

      What do Las Vegas oddsmakers say about the possibility that the 2024 presidential election will be Trump vs. Hillary Clinton?

    355. Cash Cow TM says:

      What did Mrs. Claus say to Santa concerning the weather?
      ******************************************
      ANS: Tomorrow it looks like rain, dear.

    356. Cash Cow TM says:

      Later, tater.

    357. lisab says:

      nothing on the airwaves in mn about it

      pretty quiet these days politically

      were the election held today, it would be close in mn

      biden has lost support here

    358. jason says:

      Or are these ad blitzes only in WV?”

      I haven’t seen any.

    359. Wes says:

      Probably just in WV, Walt, since Manchin is the key Senator on this. It’s all pointless anyway since Manchin will eventually cave as he always does just to have stupid West Virginians vote against their own interests and reelect him in a landslide.

    360. Bitterlaw says:

      I have seen some of the BBB ads on the Philadelphia stations. Biden got 200% of his vote in PA here so it makes sense.

    361. Dylan says:

      Why is there no discussion any longer about whether Sinema will vote for the bill? Has she already signaled she is voting for whatever the rest of her colleagues vote for?

    362. jason says:

      Sinema’s objections are different than Manchin’s.

      They are actually conflicting, he wants to raise taxes to pay for everything, she doesn’t want to raise taxes. She also supports some of the programs that he doesn’t.

      I think she is waiting to see what he comes up with first.

    363. jason says:

      Biden got 200% of his vote in PA here so it makes sense.”

      And some people don’t think there was fraud…

    364. jason says:

      It’s all pointless anyway since Manchin will eventually cave as he always does”

      Likely, but he didn’t cave in time to give what the Dems wanted, Xmas pork.

    365. jason says:

      We need Sinema to hold steady in protecting the filibuster.

    366. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Testimony of a biologist at a committee of the Canadian Parliament. If this is true, perhaps it explains why Fauci deceptively denied that his agency funded gain of function research at the Wuhan lab:

      “On whether the virus was modified in the lab before a leak, Chan said: “We have heard from many top virologists that a genetically engineered origin of this virus is reasonable…and this includes virologists who themselves have made modifications to the first SARS virus.

      “We know now that this virus has a very unique feature, called the furin cleavage site that makes it the pandemic pathogen it is. So, without this feature, there’s no way this would be causing this pandemic.”

    367. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      377. Here is an abstract from the respected scientific journal PNAS about how the “unique insertion” of the Furin cleavage increases coronavirus infectability:

      “The novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that is responsible for the global pandemic contains a unique insertion of four amino acids within the spike protein (S). Furin cleavage at this novel insertion site has been shown to increase pseudoviral infectivity and syncytia formation. Here we show that O-glycosylation by certain GALNT family members decreases furin cleavage of S and decreases syncytia formation. Moreover, we show that P681 mutations found in the highly transmissible alpha and delta variants decrease O-glycosylation, which increases furin cleavage and syncytia formation. Our results highlight how host-mediated O-glycosylation may influence viral infectivity and how mutations in the recent alpha and delta variants may circumvent this.”

    368. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Recent study shows natural immunity last longer that that provided by vaccines:

      “The results corroborate an earlier Israeli study showing the superiority of hybrid or natural immunity to uninfected vaccine-induced immunity after two doses. Interestingly, though the number of severe infections was relatively low, it does not seem that protection following double vaccination is higher than natural immunity following infection, at 3-6 months.”

    369. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      An excerpt from a German (Mainz) study of the origin of COVID-19. It supports the lab leak hypothesis. We don’t hear about these studies (and there are a lot of them) because the liberal media, Fauci and Biden are in full cover up mode

      “d) The presence of a human sequence in the virus genome (40) strongly indicates that SARS-CoV-2 was propagated in human cells before it caused the pandemic.

      e) SARS-CoV-2 infection is strongly enhanced by supportive factors such as neuropilin-1 and the proteases MPRSS2 and furin. It is highly unlikely that this complex scenario that facilitates the virus entrance was gained in a single step and in an intermediate animal host. It is more likely that these properties were obtained during virus propagation in human cells, which were engineered (ACE2, DPP4) or in transient transfection experiments in order to improve the conditions for virus entrance. Overall, SARS-CoV-2 appears to be ideally adapted to human cells, which supports the laboratory hypothesis (Figure 3).”

    370. jason says:

      SDC would probably be banned from FB and Twitter and YouTube for posting “misinformation”.

    371. Tom says:

      Read this article about how FDR could have ended WWII 18 months early but he was too sympathetic with Stalin and surrounded by advisors who felt the same. https://www.realclearbooks.com/articles/2021/12/15/no_mere_mistake_808026.html.

      Deja Vu with Biden and the Chinese.

    372. Gordon Allen says:

      40-58,-28. The inflation news is horrific for Biden.

    373. jason says:

      I read the article.

      The problem is whether these two Nazis speaking to the attaché in Istanbul could actually deliver:

      “This agent laid before me a fantastic proposition. Papen and other high-ranking German Army officers, some of them members of the Prussian aristocracy, were prepared to revolt against the Nazi regime, kidnap Hitler, seize control [sic] of the Nazi war machine and surrender to the Allies.”

      I think “fantastic” should be changed to “fantasy”.

      If these two guys actually had the power to do that, they would have done it and THEN negotiated an end to the war.

      This is good yarn but color me skeptical.

    374. Tom says:

      384. Possibly, but it’s still concerning that FDR wouldn’t even consider it. What did he have to lose even if it failed?

    375. jason says:

      384. Possibly, but it’s still concerning that FDR wouldn’t even consider it. What did he have to lose even if it failed?”

      A lot. The President of the US doesn’t change WWII policy based on what 2 guys who show up at the Istanbul Embassy say.

      Plus, he was right not to “consider it”. What I would say is ok, overthrow Hitler and then we will talk.

      The idea that this plot didn’t go forward because it didn’t have FDR’s approval is ridiculous.

    376. jason says:

      Plus the idea that these guys had the power to make the German Army ally itself with the US to make a stand at the Russian border is also pretty farfetched.

      The Allied troops were now going to become buddies with the SS troops? The Allies were going to let the Germans keep their army?

      I am not surprised this didn’t have any legs.

    377. lisab says:

      i think the offer was genuine, and possibly could have worked

      it would have been the german army vs. the ss

      essentially it was the same plan as the valkyrie attempt on hitler, just a year earlier, and probably involved the same people

    378. jason says:

      It wasn’t genuine because it didn’t happen.

      If these guys actually had the will and power to overthrow Hitler they would have done, they didn’t need FDR.

      Also, the idea the German army was not ideologically aligned with Hitler and the SS is BS too.

      Same with the vast majority of the German people.

    379. jason says:

      essentially it was the same plan as the valkyrie attempt on hitler, just a year earlier, and probably involved the same people”

      I doubt it, unless they came back from the dead. Hitler executed 5000 supposed coup members and showed he wasn’t going anywhere.

    380. lisab says:

      If these guys actually had the will and power to overthrow Hitler they would have done
      ——————–

      they tried, they f’d up, they ended up on meat hooks

      always use extra explosives when going after the leader

    381. Bitterlaw says:

      Interesting “What if?” but there is a major flaw. Hitler’s armies brutalized the Soviet Union. There is no way that Stalin would not have ordered the Red Army to seize all of Germany. If American troops were killed, even better in his mind. He was willing to kill millions of his people before and during the war. Losing millions more meant nothing to him.

    382. lisab says:

      stalin did not have the ability to defeat the allies in 1944 in germany

    383. jason says:

      Hitler had almost 15 years to instill absolute loyalty to his vision. Along the way he made sure he purged all of the real and imagined opposition throughout the government and the military.

      The defeats did give rise to some opposition within the military, but it was insignificant and ruthlessly dealt with. Even in his last week Hitler still had people shot for treason.

      The reason the “Istanbul offer” was not credible not only was not it feasible it didn’t happen. There was no attempt to “kidnap Hitler and end the war”.

    384. jason says:

      stalin did not have the ability to defeat the allies in 1944 in germany’

      Yeah, I agree with that. The Russians had a lot of men, but they would not have been a match for the Allies just like they weren’t a match for Hitler’s army when Hitler invaded. Yes, brutal winters, attrition, bad decisions, and massive resupply helped the Russians gain the upper hand later but the Russian army was not equipped to fight the Allies.

      What I don’t agree with is the idea of the Allies becoming pals with the German Army and the SS to guard the German border. Complete fantasy.

    385. Gordon Allen says:

      Stalin didn’t have the capability in June 1944 to drive the Russians from Russia by himself; the germans still occupied Belarus.
      Contrary to widespread misinformation,the overwhelming preponderance of Germany s effort by then was directed against the West,of which Normandy was only a part; the Eastern Front was a secondary front by June 1944

    386. jason says:

      Good sign, wes?

      “North Carolina state Sen. Jeff Jackson (D) is reportedly set to exit the race for U.S. Senate.

      Politico reported late Wednesday that Jackson made phone calls to donors informing them of his plans to drop out of the Senate race. The news outlet cited three unidentified people familiar with the calls.”

    387. jason says:

      Contrary to widespread misinformation,the overwhelming preponderance of Germany s effort by then was directed against the West,of which Normandy was only a part; the Eastern Front was a secondary front by June 1944″

      One more argument for why the Russians were able to advance so rapidly.

    388. Gordon Allen says:

      Re 396.see O’brien, “Hhow the war was Won”
      There were TWO assassination attempts in March 1943 that would have succeeded but for 1 a failure of nerve by the guy who didn’t detonate the bomb in his overcoat when Hitler shook his hand and 2 a bomb successfully planted on Hitler’s plane on a flight from Smolensk to Rastenburg didn’t blowbecause a fuse failed; these were the same people involved in the bomb plot a year and a half later.
      Only after that last plot were people executed and there were none thereafter.
      The plotters were not asking for Allied troops to help them. They wanted freedom to draw all their forces(in all services) from the West to engage the Russians.
      I subscribe to Harry Truman’s advice June 1941( he was on the Senate foreign Relations Committee):”our policy should be to aid Stalin if Hitler is winning, to aid Hitler if Stalin is winning, so that our goal of having the last Nazi fall dead over the last Red is achieved” in short stay neutral, but keep our options open.
      Why we felt compelled to aid a horrible tyrant help defeat another horrible tyrant has always been beyond me.
      FWIW my college thesis was on the political efficacy of Lend Lease to Russia. I opposed giving any unless some iron clad guarantees were developed that the USSR would NOT extend it’s border’s past it’s 1939 frontier PRE Nazi-Soviet Pact. If they refused, or this couldnt be arranged or accepted they were on their own/
      We owed Stalin not a pistol or a birthday card. and our assistance got us….. nothing.I got an A from Professor Shenton, an acknowledged former Communist Party member.
      Contrary to some snark about Russia/Ukraine here, I have always been fiercely anti Russian as well as anti communist.
      Oh. And Russia was the prime great Power responsible for WW 1(Read Great new book by Clark “Sleepwalking”: How Europe slid to War in 1914) Germany got a bad rap in 1919 about this in the Versailles Treaty.

    389. lisab says:

      There was no attempt to “kidnap Hitler and end the war”.
      ————–

      no, they attempted to kill hitler and end the war

      and they paid with their lives

    390. lisab says:

      the SS to guard the German border.
      ———–

      the plan, iirc, was for the ss to be confined, at least until things settled down. the army planned to take over

    391. jason says:

      was for the ss to be confined,”

      LOL

    392. jason says:

      There was no attempt to “kidnap Hitler and end the war”.
      ————–

      no, they attempted to kill hitler and end the war”

      I was talking about the “Istanbul plot”. The proof it was BS was that it never happened.

    393. jason says:

      I would have given Neville Gordon an F for this thesis

      Without lend lease Hitler would have at least stalemated the war and consolidated much of Europe either in full or partial control.

      FDR gets a lot of credit from me for lend lease. I am not a fan of the New Deal or how he and Truman and Eisenhower ended the war, but lend lease was genius. And courageous.

    394. jason says:

      , I have always been fiercely anti Russian as well as anti communist.”

      Zzzzz….

      But you are pro a new Soviet Union.

      I love it here.

    395. lisab says:

      Why we felt compelled to aid a horrible tyrant help defeat another horrible tyrant has always been beyond me.
      —————

      because germany declared war on us

    396. mnw says:

      Have read Sinema won’t go along with filibuster carveout to pass HR1, per several websites. Hope it’s true. I think HR1 is more toxic than BBB.

      Sinema couldn’t win a DEM primary in AZ now if her only opponent was Ghislaine Maxwell. Sinema needs a Plan B ASAP.

    397. lisab says:

      was for the ss to be confined,”

      LOL
      —————–

      the army was a LOT more numerous and powerful than the ss

      and during the initial valkyrie plot, the ss units were disarmed and confined

      until they found out hitler was alive

      most of the combat ss were hundreds of miles away on the eastern front, the ss around berlin and paris were the dregs — completely loyal, but not up to challenging the army

    398. Gordon Allen says:

      By normal standards the US had declared war on Germany three times before that. Lend Lease to Russia BEFORE Pearl Harbora ” neutral nation” doesn’t provide war material to one belligerent against another. ” Convoying” such war material with one’s own navy in league with another belligerent – and assisting that other belligerent in : “( targeting) the U Boats in international waters; and most egregiously declaring a ” shoot on sight policy directing the Navy to destroy any U Boats encountered whether they were threatening or not; a unilateral declaration of war at Sea; in October 1941.
      The latter obviously set up naval clashes to serve as an excuse to declare War on Germany.
      But the Lend Lease agreed to I. July 1941 applies directly to the point. We were already helping one tyrant v another before a state of war existed.
      Roosevelt had decided from his re election in November 1940 that he was getting us into the war,without us being threatened, and not in the long term best interests of the US to boot.Think Cold War. Germany and Russia slaughtering each other benefitted us,as did Japan and China. All totalitarian states btw. So much for a “War for Democracy ”

    399. jason says:

      Hope it’s true. I think HR1 is more toxic than BBB.

      I agree. Hr1 is THE END. BBB is just mortgaging the future.

      “Sinema couldn’t win a DEM primary in AZ now if her only opponent was Ghislaine Maxwell. Sinema needs a Plan B ASAP.”

      Not so sure. In a divided primary she could win. And her primary is not till 2024, lots under the bridge until then.

    400. Bitterlaw says:

      Nazi Germany was not a long term threat to the US?

      Jason’s grade of F is too high.

      As for the Chinese and Japanese slaughtering each other, the slaughter was pretty one-sided.

    401. jason says:

      the army was a LOT more numerous and powerful than the ss”

      Numerous yes. Powerful no.

    402. jason says:

      Both the army and the SS were loyal to Hitler, they were not going to fight each other or “confine” each other.

      Complete fantasy.

    403. Tina says:

      Can I run there, as I have a rental in Garden Grove? Very interesting.

      Rep. Alan Lowenthal
      @RepLowenthal
      · 2h
      After serving the 47th District of California for almost 10 years in Washington, D.C., I have decided not to run for reelection to Congress in 2022. Read my full statement to my constituents:

    404. jason says:

      “Roosevelt had decided from his re election in November 1940 that he was getting us into the war,without us being threatened, ”

      Wow, the ultimate isolationist BS and completely devoid of reality.

      FDR knew we would be in a war and prepared for it.
      “Not being threatened” is isolationist talking point, but of course we were threatened by Hitler as was the entire world, and FDR was smart enough to know that.

      Roosevelt didn’t “get us into the war”, he prepared us for an inevitable war, which is different.

      “We were already helping one tyrant v another before a state of war existed”

      Zzzzzzzz…… helping a “tyrant” was in our interest.

    405. Tina says:

      Enema wrecks Xi Biden’s voting bill aka steal more votes.

      https://t.co/388uDDyjPy

    406. jason says:

      By normal standards the US had declared war on Germany three times before that. Lend Lease to Russia BEFORE Pearl Harbora ” neutral nation” doesn’t provide war material to one belligerent against another. ” Convoying” such war material with one’s own navy in league with another belligerent – and assisting that other belligerent in : “( targeting) the U Boats in international waters; and most egregiously declaring a ” shoot on sight policy directing the Navy to destroy any U Boats encountered whether they were threatening or not; a unilateral declaration of war at Sea; in October 1941.”

      War with Germany was inevitable. So all those things made sense. Call it what you want.

      I call it brilliant strategy by FDR.

    407. Gordon Allen says:

      Germany couldn’t succeed against Britain, without the massive diversion of resources to a Russian campaign Hitler’s prime objective anyway. A Russian /German War was in our interest to FACILITATE, not intervene in.
      It’s amazing how pro Russian some people are here.We helped raise the Soviet’s to superpower status as our enemy, when we absolutely had no need to do so. That was stupid. Even my marxist professor agreed with that. And how many blindly accept that leftist icon Roosevelt’s absurd justifications. You and Jason must be secret Russian trolls.

    408. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason – Shhhhhhhh. Let’s see if Gordon says that FDR knew about the Japanese plan to attack Pearl Harbor but let it happen to get the US into the war.

    409. Tina says:

      Imagine if Trump responded in this way regarding 800,000+ China virus deaths?

      https://twitter.com/RNCResearch/status/1471134913663541248

    410. Tina says:

      @RNCResearch
      · Dec 15
      REPORTER: “800,000 coronavirus deaths — do you have a statement on your responsibility? And why haven’t you asked China to do more, to be transparent on the origins?”

      BIDEN: *smiles, walks away*

    411. lisab says:

      Both the army and the SS were loyal to Hitler, they were not going to fight each other or “confine” each other.

      Complete fantasy.
      —————

      that actually happened during valkyrie

      the ss in berlin were politically powerful, but the army had troops in berlin

      they confined the ss to quarters after disarming them

    412. Tina says:

      G. Elliott Morris
      @gelliottmorris
      · 4h
      Here is my piece on our YouGov/Economist data showing a huge dropoff in support for Biden among young people. The decrease really is quite stunning: -50 points on net approval since January 26th (our first survey of his presidency).

      https://economist.com/graphic-detail/2021/12/16/young-americans-are-turning-against-joe-b

    413. NYCmike says:

      Wow, such riveting WWII information being spewed on this thread!

    414. NYCmike says:

      #357 – how dare Perdue primary an incumbent!

    415. Gordon Allen says:

      #425 Thank you NYC. It’s like today’s current events . There are those who have actually taught and studied the history; and those who pretend and bs their way through,and facing anyone w knowledge revert to generalized ad hominid attacks.
      History,including WW2 history has nuances that escape the Sean Hannity type history that claims only the US stood between the world speaking German and today. The reality that this is a preposterous reading of history doesn’t prevent the mindless repeating of it.
      That is true regarding today’s events as well.

    416. Bitterlaw says:

      History lectures from an isolationist who even 82 years after World War 2 began in Europe who claimed Nazi Germany was not a threat to America ring hollow. The Soviet Union needed American supplies and machines to beat Germany. America need the Soviet Union to sacrifice millions of soldiers while killing many German troops to beat Germany. Both can be true.

    417. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      BREAKING: Per FOX News, the Senate Parliamentarian for the third time has disapproved of Amnesty in the moribund BBB legislation,

    418. Meldrim says:

      “BREAKING: Per FOX News, the Senate Parliamentarian for the third time has disapproved of Amnesty in the moribund BBB legislation”

      I see that history repeats itself, as Jesús is denied three times ….

      (If you don’t get it, see
      https://chuygarcia.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-garc-s-statement-regarding-budget-reconciliation-negotiations)

    419. mnw says:

      Statement from Sinema TODAY: “Sen Sinema continues to support the 60-vote threshold to protect (yadda) & prevent radical reversals (yadda)…”(etc)

      This is awfully dicey, because she says she still supports the underlying, dreadful, substantive HR1.

    420. mnw says:

      I skipped all the WWII ‘what if’ posts because… I COULD.

      Here’s an interesting bit of trivia, though, with no ‘what ifs’ to it:

      Fritz Kolbe was an OSS spy-in-place at the German Foreign Office, an FSO who sometimes traveled with von Ribbentrop. Read all about Kolbe at Wiki, altho I read a book about him, also.

      Kolbe gave the OSS precise info about the location of Hitler’s East Prussian HQ bunker. Because Kolbe had proven reliable previously, the OSS evaluated his report about the location of the bunker complex as accurate & reliable, & passed it on to the USAAF.

      The USAAF never acted upon this real time intelligence for a variety of dubious (imo) reasons, chief among them that it was impossible to say with complete certainty when Hitler was actually THERE. However, it was known that Hitler spent most of his time there during the last year of the war.

      Seems like it would’ve been an intelligent risk/reward gamble to me. Allied air crew casualties could’ve been expected to be heavy, if a long range bombing mission had been attempted, but… allied air crew losses were usually heavy anyway.

    421. jason says:

      You and Jason must be secret Russian trolls.”

      Hey Bitter, 50/50 on the points?

    422. Bitterlaw says:

      Sure. I can’t believe we were finally caught. I waited more than 17 years for somebody to post that Hitler was not a threat to America.

    423. Bitterlaw says:

      I went to the USSR in 1989. I saw a lot of old men still wearing their war medals and ribbons on their clothes. In Leningrad, I visited a cemetery for victims of the siege. Stalin was a murderous bastard. The Russian people deserved much better.

    424. Tina says:

      Jebot and Hhr Site admin crushed.

      New York Post
      @nypost
      · Dec 15
      Nearly two-thirds of Americans doubt they can trust Biden, poll shows https://trib.al/ErBiksn

    425. Tina says:

      Beotch Cheney now caught fabricating evidence, paging useless McCarthy. Well last time to,strip,her of all committee assignments.

      https://thefederalist.com/2021/12/16/j6-committee-fabricates-more-evidence-says-trump-waited-187-minutes-to-call-for-peace-it-was-actually-25/

    426. Tina says:

      Mcccarthy is useless.

      Julie Kelly ??
      @julie_kelly2
      ·
      1h
      Today ?
      @mtgreenee
      ? demanded the firing of the wretched jail warden of DC Gulag. 13 GOP House members joined her—did not include ?
      @GOPLeader
      ?.

      Now you know why they wanted her sidelined…no fear:

    427. Bitterlaw says:

      Marjorie Taylor Greene is loon. There are times she is right on issues. Both can be true.

    428. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Generic Congressional Ballot:
      By ethnicity (R/D):
      White – 53% / 35%
      Black – 30% / 57%
      Other – 41% / 41%

      #Midterms2022

      One of the biggest political shifts that is not being talked about is Hispanics are increasingly voting Republican.

    429. jason says:

      Sure. I can’t believe we were finally caught. I waited more than 17 years for somebody to post that Hitler was not a threat to America.”

      Look, according to Neville Allen, if we had only given Europe, Africa, South America and Russia to Hitler and Asia and Australia and Hawaii to the Japanese we could have had “peace in our time”.

      Yes the Germans would have exterminated all non-Aryans and the Japanese would have killed some tens of millions more, but hey, it wouldn’t have been our problem.

    430. jason says:

      One of the biggest political shifts that is not being talked about is Hispanics are increasingly voting Republican.”

      I remember in 2016 how the Telemundo hosts were shocked that Hispanics in Florida had not voted for Hillary in sufficient numbers for her to win.

      At the time I commented that the Dems think all that Hispanic voters are interested in are Dreamers and open borders and that immigration is their number issue. It is not. Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Venezuelans and other Hispanics from South America have little connection with the US-Mexico border. Not all Mexicans legally in the US or whose families have been here for generations see immigration as their number one issue.

      Open borders is cause célèbre among white liberals and Dems in general see it as a smart electoral strategy. But Hispanics in general have many other issues they are interested in.

    431. jason says:

      Color me skeptical that Rs will get 30% of the black vote for Congress. But I can believe the 57-35 white voter split.

    432. jason says:

      Now that I have been outed as a “secret Russian troll” I have to come clean.

      My llama is not really called Lupita.

      It is Vladimira.

    433. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag, eat your heart out.

      I bet you didn’t get this invitation.

      “This is your last chance to enter your name to win the trip of a lifetime to have an EXCLUSIVE dinner with President Trump at Mar-a-Largo!

      Only our top Trump Patriots have been invited to enter, but your reservation has not been confirmed.

      Be sure to chip in ANY AMOUNT by 11:59 PM TONIGHT to confirm your entry to have dinner with President Trump!”

      I will send in $3 and enter Bitter, Walt and Gordon Allen since they are the only ones here I know their real names, if any of you win pls post a picture of the dinner.

    434. jason says:

      On second thought, I will send in $4 and enter Cow, Cash too, sorry for the oversight.

    435. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “The Salvation Army has withdrawn its controversial “Let’s Talk About … Racism” guide following criticism and donor backlash over the text that asked white supporters of the charity group to deliver “sincere” apologies for their race and the past sins of the Church.”

    436. Tom says:

      448. Not good enough. Apologize for posting it in the first place and fire the people who did.

    437. SoHope says:

      That 30/57 black vote split won’t materialize. But it will manifest in lower AA turnout.

    438. jason says:

      Disband the Fib.

      Defund that sheot agency.”

      DEFUND THE POLICE!

    439. jason says:

      The FBI investigates terrorism, espionage, WMD, organized crime, public corruption, white collar crime, kidnappings, cyber crimes, forgeries, drug traffic, civil rights, crimes against Americans overseas, human trafficking and a host of other crimes.

      In Tina’s tunnel vision world, none of this must be necessary.

      It must be nice to live in that kind of blissful ignorance of the real world.

    440. Phil says:

      Thought I’d let you guys in on what has been going on in my neck of the woods. My son in law lives in a high end suburb of San Antonio. It is a gated community. He says there have been four vehicles stolen out of driveways in the last month. That’s right. Driveways…gated community…high end suburb. Yep.

      Cartels from across the borders according to the authorities. Told my son-in-law it’s happening all over south Texas. Vehicles stolen and never seen again.

      Thanks, Joe.

      Oh yeah, and by all means, let’s defund the police.

      BTW, don’t think for a second this will just be a border state problem. Coming to a neighborhood near you.

    441. Bitterlaw says:

      Good thing I don’t have a gate. Or maybe nobody steals 11 year old Jeep Libertys.

    442. jason says:

      “Coming to a neighborhood near you.”

      Bitter better worry about his new wheels.

      Here in Bittersville someone stole a Xmas fruitcake off a porch, police are investigating.

    443. Bitterlaw says:

      The Jeep may survive. Getting tire/wheel noise checked Sunday.

      Why would anybody steal a fruitcake? It may be less edible than tofu.

    444. jason says:

      I have a fence to try to keep Amos’ cows out.

      I wonder if I can say I live in a gated community.

    445. Country Dick Montana says:

      452-While defunding the FBI is extreme there is a legitimate concern that it, along with other Agencies have been weaponized to be used against political opponents. The FBI personnel are still Federal Employees and are very much for a large government, especially since they are the enforcement arm of it.

      I imagine most of the agents truly want to do a good job, but at the end of the day they are still cops. Having a child in LE I can assure there are many bad ones. To me one problem is the bad agents who allow themselves to be used for political purposes. But the real issue is the good ones who know where the bodies are hidden but keep their mouth shut. Not sure what we do about that unless we zero it out and start over. Don’t get me started about the NSA.

    446. mnw says:

      Golden Oldies from 1968: “A conservative is a liberal who just got mugged.”

      Everything old is new again!

      The liberal response, which I actually liked, was: “A civil libertarian is a conservative who just got indicted.”

    447. jason says:

      While defunding the FBI is extreme..”

      It is more than extreme. It is completely asinine and suicidal.

      It is like saying lets disband the Army, the Navy and the Air Force because their leaders are now woke.

      The FBI is a product of the times. It reflects the leftist indoctrination of the educational systems the people in the agency come from.

      Democratic Presidents have filled government agencies with leftists who hire more leftists and purge conservatives.

      But the functions the FBI is responsible for are essential to the nation.

      Trump could have made a change in the FBI leadership, but he appointed Wray, who doesn’t want to rock the boat. Opportunity missed.

    448. jason says:

      A conservative is someone enamored with existing ills, while a liberal wants to replace them with others.

    449. jason says:

      “Attention to orders,” read Marine Lt. Col. William Kerrigan, military aide to the president. “The president of the United States of America, authorized by act of Congress March 3, 1863, has posthumously awarded in the name of Congress the Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Earl D. Plumlee, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry at the risk of his life and above and beyond the call of duty.”

      There is only one problem. Plumlee was standing next to Biden, and didn’t even know he had died.

    450. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      For those who thought the U.S. should appease Putin regarding his Ukraine demands. Now Putin wants control over Eastern Europe again:

      “Russia demanded that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization roll back almost a quarter-century of expansion by withdrawing forces from eastern Europe and halt further growth, an unprecedented challenge to the U.S. and its allies that could derail efforts to end a standoff over Ukraine”

    451. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      After Biden’s Afghanistan fiasco, the world now knows Biden is a paper tiger. An a mentally decrepit one at that.

    452. Annie says:

      Prayers for Ray Bratcher please, a good white conservative Christian.

      Will a Stand Your Ground Self-Defense Claim Save White Oklahoma Man Who Killed Black Intruder? Legal Expert Says It Depends: ‘I Just Leave It to God’

      With a criminal trial just two months away, Vicky Bratcher is remaining hopeful her husband, Ray Bratcher, 34, will prevail in court.

      “All of his three attorneys, they’ve all said this is a stand your ground,” Vicky Bratcher said of Ray Bratcher, who has been charged with first-degree murder.

      Around 1 a.m., on May 26, 2020, Ray Bratcher, who is white, was at his business, Premium Smoke, LLL, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, when he noticed Daniel Hardwick, 43 and black, trying to break into his business. Vicky Bratcher says this was not the first time Hardwick attempted to break into the business.

      “He was breaking in when my husband gave him his warnings and was like, ‘What are you doing?’ The man continued to break in, and that’s where my husband fired through the door. The man was unfortunately on the other side, my husband could not see what was the man’s position or anything and that’s when the bullet struck him in the head and, unfortunately, the man died,” Vicky Bratcher said.

      Bratcher called police after Hardwick was shot, and when officers arrived, they learned Ray Bratcher was operating his business without an active license, and he was arrested.

      Bratcher quickly bonded out from the lapsed license arrest, but a week later, the Oklahoma County District Attorney charged Bratcher with second-degree murder and his bond was revoked.

      “I believe it was one of the prelim hearings where [D.A. David Prater] said this is not even second degree, I need to look good into this and charge you with first degree and comes back in December and charged LaRue and changed it to first-degree murder and it just made things so much harder on us,” Vicky Bratcher said.

    453. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Another woke company utilizing slave labor. An a liberal politician protecting them.

      @ConsumersFirst
      REPORT: Several top
      @Nike execs funneled over $60,000 to Sen. @Ronald’s campaign, over the course of 16 days in September.

      3 months later, he blocked a bill aimed at preventing US companies from profiting off of Uyghur forced labor in Communist China.

    454. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      465. Are you sure your demographic information was correct?

      “Will a Stand Your Ground Self-Defense Claim Save Black Oklahoma Man Who Killed White Intruder? Legal Expert Says It Depends: ‘I Just Leave It to God’
      Kavontae Smalls
      December 16, 2021, 10:06 am
      With a criminal trial just two months away, Vicky Bratcher is remaining hopeful her husband, LaRue”

    455. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      465. It appears Bratcher has his own legal issues:

      “Officers contacted the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority and OBN to make sure everything was legal, but Bratcher did not have a license to grow marijuana, which is a felony.

      “It was about 480 plants, which comes out to approximately $1,500,000 of marijuana,” Knight told News 4. “Ultimately, he ended up being booked in to the Oklahoma County Jail on unlawful cultivation of marijuana.””

      Why did you post nonsense?

    456. Country Dick Montana says:

      460. How do you fix the problem? Or do we just continue to accept the weaponization of Federal Agencies? They do great things. That is super. At what cost to freedom?

      If the sword of defunding were held over their heads the good ones would do what they have to to save their jobs. Of course they probably have so much dirt on the elected officials no one risks doing anything anyway.

    457. Bitterlaw says:

      SDC – When somebody asks us to pray for somebody and the first reason is that the person is white, I suspect they are trolling us.

    458. jason says:

      460. How do you fix the problem? Or do we just continue to accept the weaponization of Federal Agencies? They do great things. That is super. At what cost to freedom?”

      There is no miracle fix, just like there is none for the country going woke and socialist.

      The fix is in the ideological composition of the people in the agencies. That is not going to happen when 95% of academia is left wing.

      If you started any agency “from scratch” now, do you really think they would be populated with conservatives. I bet the applicant pool would be very similar ideologically to the current members of the agency.

      The military is getting ready to dismiss 30000 non-vaccinated soldiers, airmen and sailors. You can bet the 30000 that replace them will be more woke. And that is fine with the military leadership.

    459. jason says:

      a good white conservative Christian”

      Troll alert!

    460. jason says:

      I have no idea if this guy did the right thing or not. OK is a gun friendly state, I remember a couple years back three teenagers with knives and wearing masks broke into a house in OK, and an armed teenager inside killed all three and there were no charges. OK City is a lot more liberal so it is possible there is a woke prosecutor. The story as I read it doesn’t provide much clarity on the circumstances.

      If someone tries to break in here, I won’t fire blindly through the door however. The guy breaking in might be a nutcase with 3 children behind him, how do I know.

      I would wait until the guy was through the door and then shoot him.

    461. jason says:

      Correction. Shooter in OK breakin was 23.

    462. jason says:

      What was interesting in the OK case was that a 23 yr old woman that dropped off the teenagers and told them to burglarize the house was charged with 3 counts of murder and got 45 years in jail.

    463. NYCmike says:

      “The FBI investigates terrorism, espionage, WMD, organized crime, public corruption, white collar crime, kidnappings, cyber crimes, forgeries, drug traffic, civil rights, crimes against Americans overseas, human trafficking and a host of other crimes.”

      -It investigates all of these things, and then finds out what political party the person committing the crimes are, and then proceeds according to that information……….what is more dangerous – the criminal enterprise which perpetrates the acts, for which a person has the ability to fight against, or a corrupted government entity with full support of The State, investigating corruption and other crimes but who uses that information in a political manner?

    464. NYCmike says:

      “Trump could have made a change in the FBI leadership, but he appointed Wray, who doesn’t want to rock the boat. Opportunity missed.”

      -Agreed.

      He should have picked Guiliani, although I’m not sure if he would have taken the job.

    465. NYCmike says:

      https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kenbensinger/fbi-michigan-kidnap-whitmer

      -Pretty sure Tina called b*llsh*t within 5 minutes after hearing about it, and I agreed………maybe jason has gotten around to that belief by now……..

    466. NYCmike says:

      https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/07/06/fbi-clinton-email-corruption-dylann-roof-arizona-fort-hood-omar-mateen-irs-secret-service-glenn-reynolds-column/86725236/

      ““I’d rather have a sister in a whorehouse than a brother in the FBI.””

      -Maybe the A-Hole doesn’t have a sister……

    467. jason says:

      It investigates all of these things, and then finds out what political party the person committing the crimes are, and then proceeds according to that information”

      zzzzzzz… It certainly has done that, but you really are a moron if you think those kind of cases are even 0.001% of the cases the FBI investigates.

      Oh wait, you ARE a moron.

    468. jason says:

      He should have picked Guiliani, although I’m not sure if he would have taken the job.”

      Nah, he should have picked someone without baggage that could devote all his/her attention to trying to depoliticize the FBI.

      Giuliani would have spent most of his time on hearings and interviews.

    469. jason says:

      Hillary just blamed Comey again for losing the election.

      I don’t think she is right, but if she is, we do owe Comey a debt.

    470. jason says:

      maybe jason has gotten around to that belief by now……..”

      Maybe Schumer’s Lapdog can find ONE post where I ever commented on Whitmer’s kidnapping case.

    471. Cash Cow TM says:

      The rest of the missionaries kidnapped in Haiti were released.

      Thank you Mr. President Brandon.

      BTW, when was the last time someone asked a question of what the administration was doing to secure the freeing of the U.S. missionaries in Haiti?

      I bet Slow Joe did not even know we had missionaries kidnapped in Haiti weeks nd weeks and weeks ago.

    472. jason says:

      Who paid the ransom?

    473. Tina says:

      Fix the fib problem by defunding and putting the bad ones in jail.

      Russian hoax (2 fib directors). .

      NASCAR garage door pull aka race hoax.

      Embedded in J6 crowd, stirring up the pot and probably the ones who early entered the Capitol (men dressed all in black or finding loons like Epps.

      Gretchen Whitmer hoax.

      The Republican house member

      Enough with this sheot

    474. Tina says:

      And during the blm riot in dc, there are pictures of 10 fib agents kneeeling, while on duty.

      Disgusting

    475. Tina says:

      Will this be appealed to Souter, Bushie, and Beotchy?

      Josh Gerstein
      @joshgerstein
      ·
      4m
      JUST IN: Appeals court denies Biden admin stay of order blocking federal contractor vaccinae mandate. 11th Circuit panel votes 3-0: Wilson (Clinton), Luck (Trump) & Grant (Trump.) Doc:

    476. Tina says:

      Is this a joke?

      Biden NatSec Advisor Jake Sullivan: “We Safely and Effectively Drew Down” in Afghanistan (VIDEO)

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/12/biden-natsec-advisor-jake-sullivan-safely-effectively-drew-afghanistan-video/

    477. Tina says:

      Racist.

      Daily Wire
      @realDailyWire
      · 7h
      “There’s no difference between a black entrepreneur and a white entrepreneur in success, except the black entrepreneur usually doesn’t have a lawyer.” -Biden

    478. jason says:

      Fix the fib problem by defunding and putting the bad ones in jail.”

      Zzzzzz….

      The FBI has 35000 employees. If you put 10 in jail they will still have 34990 doing essential work.

    479. Cash Cow TM says:

      BREAKING…

      Walt’s nephew Justin Tyme sent this text:

      Shepherd University (in WV) QB Tyson Bageant (graduate of Martinsburg High School in WV) won the 2021 Harlon Hill Award.

      He got 169 votes in the balloting and finished 63 votes ahead of Nebraska-Kearney QB T.J.Davis.
      **************************************************
      Bageant finished the season as the NATIONAL–(repeat, NATIONAL) leader in passing yardage, passing touchdowns and points responsible for.

      It was just the 9th time EVER–across ALL THREE DIVISIONS of NCAA, and only the 2nd time in Division 2–that a QB had passed for over 5,000 yards and passed for 50 touchdowns.

      Bageant got 44 first place votes and appeared on 66 of the 89 ballots.
      ############################################

      As an alumni of Shepherd College (now university), Walt is very proud.

      Walt said to tell you all that he is buying, so have a drink on him.

      Come on down. He is milking me as I type and lining up many tall glasses of warm milk for you all.

    480. Cash Cow TM says:

      ransom

      O arsman!

    481. Cash Cow TM says:

      I have not read of any ransom being paid….but there could have been.

      By X, Y, or Z.

    482. jason says:

      As an alumni of Shepherd College (now university), Walt is very proud.”

      He should be.

      As the oldest person to ever attend college in the History of mankind Walt is an icon.

    483. Bitterlaw says:

      Tina calls Barrett, a mother of 7 children, a bitch but gives Trump a free pass for nominating her.

    484. jason says:

      Murderers, rapists, sex offenders, kidnappers, counterfeiters, terrorists, embezzlers, fraudsters, and other criminals everywhere of all types want to thank Tina and NYC for their efforts to defund the FBI.

      Combined with the Dem efforts to defund the police, the result is going to be the biggest bonanza for criminals ever.

    485. jason says:

      MTG is Tina’s hero, but little does she know she is one vote or a nanosecond away from being a RINO.

    486. GF says:

      Damn, I missed the WW2 debate. At least we weren’t rehashing Iwo Jima this time.

    487. jason says:

      GF arrives in time to steal the D.

    488. NYCmike says:

      “Giuliani would have spent most of his time on hearings and interviews.”

      -Mobsters circa 1980’s & NYC circa 1993 are trying to call the A-Hole, butt he seems to have his head stuck up his own arse.

    489. NYCmike says:

      “Combined with the Dem efforts to defund the police, the result is going to be the biggest bonanza for criminals ever.”

      -Elected representatives, with support from the FBI, are contemplating spending another $3.5 trillion over the $7 billion or so already allocated for the next year or so………and the A-Hole thinks random criminals are the more serious issue…….corrupt government is the biggest bonanza for criminals, with the history of the world as evidence.

    490. Tina says:

      No Bl, I wanted Barbara Lagoa.

      You wanted Beotchy.

    491. Tina says:

      Robert Barnes warned us about Beotchy. She is pro vaccine mandate. That was a big red flag for me.

      Robert Barnes
      @barnes_law
      ·
      Sep 21, 2020
      Replying to
      @barnes_law
      #Barrett exclaimed the benefits of Jacobson, the decision that green-lit forced vaccines & carved out an emergency exception to Constitutional protection in “public health” or “emergency” cases used to justify forced sterilizations & detention camps. Read: https://politico.com/f/?id=00000174-572b-d057-a37d-7

    492. Bitterlaw says:

      And you would have turned on Lagoa, too.

    493. Bitterlaw says:

      Why is she a bitch? Not sure who hates women more – Tgca or Tina.

    494. NYCmike says:

      I wanted Neomi Rao.

    495. Tina says:

      Keep,digging.

    496. NYCmike says:

      But I liked ACB as well.

      I think all 3 of them, Roberts, Kavanaugh and Roberts have succumbed to some pressure, and Gorsuch screwed up on the sexual identity issue case, which unfortunately was a big one.

      Only Thomas and Alito have been rock-solid.

    497. Tina says:

      Well it’s time for the sc to intervene.

      Let’s see what Bl’s Barrett does here:

      Flag of United States Mike Davis Flag of United States
      @mrddmia
      · 1h
      Police cars revolving light

      In a highly unusual move, the Biden Administration convinced the 6th Circuit to overturn an injunction of the 5th.

      Just in time for Christmas, Biden can now order the firing of unvaccinated employees across America, even those with natural immunity.
      https://opn.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/21a0287p-06.pdf…

    498. Bitterlaw says:

      Tina- The ONLY person you have not turned on is Trump. Your RINO list grows every day.

    499. Bitterlaw says:

      Once Barrett was nominated, Tina wanted her confirmed. She even applauded McConnell for pushing the nomination through.

    500. Tina says:

      NY State has the highest one day covid case number ever.

      Over 21000

    501. NYCmike says:

      “NY State has the highest one day covid case number ever.”

      -I was in Park Slope area of Brooklyn today. Very affluent white area. There were more people WITHOUT masks on the street than I have ever seen before down there.

      Odd now that cases seem to be going up.

      I think they changed the tests to make them even more sensitive.

    502. NYCmike says:

      Meanwhile, a friend went to Florida to visit another friend.

      When he came back, he told me Florida was like it was before.

      One more guy who will probably head south after he retires in 10 years.

    503. Bitterlaw says:

      Case numbers are irrelevant unless they lead to deaths. More people getting a less serious variant does not justify panic.

    504. NYCmike says:

      ” More people getting a less serious variant does not justify panic.”

      -That makes too much sense.

    505. Tina says:

      Cry more.

      Chad Pergram
      @ChadPergram
      · 33m
      Progressives ‘seething’ over Build Back Better delay. My report https://video.foxnews.com/v/6287417936001/

    506. jason says:

      and the A-Hole thinks random criminals are the more serious issue…”

      Maybe Schumer’s Bitch can tell us which of these “random” criminals are not “serious”.

      “Murderers, rapists, sex offenders, kidnappers, counterfeiters, terrorists, embezzlers, fraudsters, and other criminals everywhere of all types want to thank Tina and NYC for their efforts to defund the FBI.”

      This should be

    507. jason says:

      I wanted Barbara Lagoa”

      Zzzzzz…..one vote or one nanosecond from becoming a Rino “beotch” too.

    508. jason says:

      Biden lies about Manchin’s position, gets called on it bigtime.

      Biden

      ‘In these discussions, Senator Manchin has reiterated his support for Build Back Better funding at the level of the framework plan I announced in September,’ he said.

      ‘I believe that we will bridge our differences and advance the Build Back Better plan, even in the face of fierce Republican opposition.’

      Manchin:

      “The president put out a statement. It’s his statement, not mine,” Manchin said. T

    509. jason says:

      Dems implementing new maps in PA that strongly favor them for PA House races.

    510. mnw says:

      My all-time favorite Biden gaffe (and there’s a lot to choose from):

      Biden announcing that he was presenting the MOH posthumously to M. Sgt. Earl Plumlee– who was standing right next to him.

      Did Biden think Plumlee was dead, like the other 2 recipients, or did he not know what the word “posthumously” means?

      He also repeatedly mispronounced the name of one of the OTHER 2 MOH recipients (pronounced “cash,” not “chase”– Biden mispronounced it as “chase” 3 times)… AND Biden was 37 minutes late to the ceremony!

      Helluva job, Mr. President.

    511. jason says:

      What the FBI really does and what NYC calls “random crimes”.

      “A former defense contractor was arrested Wednesday evening in South Dakota for an alleged attempt to send information to Russia, the Justice Department said.

      John Murray Rowe Jr. of Lead, S.D., is charged with attempting to communicate national defense information to aid a foreign government, the agency said in a statement. He faces up to a life sentence in prison if convicted.

      Row, who is originally from Massachusetts, was a test engineer for nearly 40 years for multiple defense contractors, the Justice Department said. Because of this, he held various national security clearances.

      According to an affidavit, Rowe worked for four contractors between 2004 and 2018. He was terminated from employment for multiple security violations, including inquiring about obtaining a security clearance from the Russian government.

      The FBI began investigating based on his past conduct.

      Rowe allegedly met with an undercover FBI employee who was posing as an agent of the Russian government in March 2020 and made multiple disclosures during the meeting about national defense information regarding the Air Force, the affidavit states.

      For eight months following that meeting, Rowe allegedly exchanged over 300 emails with the undercover agent, in which he expressed a willingness to work for the Russian government and discuss knowledge of classified information. In one email, for instance, Rowe is alleged to have disclosed classified information about specific operating details of electronic countermeasure systems used by military fighter jets”

    512. jason says:

      So I forgot to add spies and traitors to the murderers, rapists, kidnappers, embezzlers, terrorists, sex offenders, counterfeiters, forgers, etc. that will be celebrating “defunding the FBI”.

    513. Tina says:

      Biden s beotch is at it again.

      Melissa Mackenzie
      @MelissaTweets
      ·
      2h
      The GOP is silent in the face of tyranny. https://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10322757/Mitch-McConnell-says-January-6-horrendous.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490…

      Unconstitutional, violating House rules, and violating the privacy of thousands with their general warrant searches. And
      @LeaderMcConnell
      is all for it.

    514. Cash Cow TM says:

      Bitter,

      Captain Anthony Mirabella was recently promoted to be the Philadelphia police chief.

      The Mirabella family are family friends of Walt and Mrs. Walt. Mrs. Walts parents had a “vacation on the farm” farm and the Mirabella family came as guests every year for well over 20 years. I remember when “Little Antony” and his other siblings and parents (Gert and Tony) would come stay at the family farm.

      The kids all called Mrs. Walt’s mom and dad “Ma” and “Pa” (and added the last name of Mrs. Walt’s parents).

      We even all travelled to Philly for one of the girls’ weddings. First Catholic wedding I ever attended.

      Wonderful people.
      Wonderful family!
      ##########################################

      If you ever see the new Police Chief, tell him a little cow told you he spent a lot of time vacationing near Mathias, WV at Valley View Farm.

    515. jason says:

      Walt was friends with Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, and Attila the Hun, so its not surprising he knows the new Philly chief of police.

    516. jason says:

      Kid is raking it in.

      At this time I would like to release that NBC and I have reached a settlement. The terms are confidential.

      — Nicholas Sandmann

    517. Tina says:

      Munchkin has done more to derail Xi Biden’s agenda than thr Biden Beotch.

    518. jason says:

      Manchin has done more than any other Dem senator to mitigate the some of the damage of Biden’s agenda.

    519. jason says:

      Biden’s agenda has not been derailed.

      Trillions are been wasted, Afghanistan is a disaster, 99% of his far left appointees have been confirmed, the borders are open, wokeness is permeating every facet of government and society, mandates are being enforced.

      The only major initiative that is really stalled so far is HR-1. Everything else has at most been modified or limited, not derailed.

    520. Bitterlaw says:

      Cash Cow – Congratulations to chief Mirabella. However, the top brass in Philadelphia are the Commissioners.

      https://www.phillypolice.com/about/leadership/index.html

    521. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      So much for the atheist cult:

      @Rasmussen_Poll
      Dec 18
      “Should religious symbols like Christmas Nativity scenes, Hanukkah menorahs and Muslim crescents be allowed on public land?”

      – YES –
      Men: 69%
      Women: 70%
      18-39: 65%
      40-64: 74%
      65+: 66%
      White: 69%
      Black: 58%
      Oth Non-Wht: 76%
      Dem: 65%
      Unafil: 66%
      GOP: 79%
      All Adults: 69%

    522. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Rasmussen Reports
      @Rasmussen_Poll
      Dec 18
      “Should Christmas be celebrated in public schools?”

      – YES –
      Men: 80%
      Women: 72%
      18-39: 71%
      40-64: 80%
      65+: 77%
      White: 76%
      Black: 71%
      Oth Non-Wht: 78%
      Dem: 68%
      Unafil: 74%
      GOP: 89%
      All Adults: 76%

    523. mnw says:

      Manchin made an almost Shermanesque statement today on FOX regarding BBB: “I can’t support this bill in anything like its current form. I don’t know how many more ways I can say it.”

      The man has stood up to a ton of pressure.

    524. jason says:

      Here is the whole statement according to ABC.

      “Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., seems to have sealed the fate of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better bill on “Fox News Sunday,” when he announced that he is a “no” on the legislation.

      “I’ve always said if I can’t go home and explain it to the people of West Virginia, I can’t vote for it. I cannot vote to continue with this piece of legislation. I just can’t. I’ve tried everything humanly possible. I can’t get there,” Manchin said.

      “You’re done? This is a no?” host Bret Baier asked.

      “This is a no on this piece of legislation. I have tried everything I know to do,” he replied, adding that Biden worked “diligently” and was “wonderful to work with” but knew he had concerns.

      Manchin’s comments effectively end Democrats’ hopes of passing Biden’s social spending plan with Democratic votes alone. Manchin is the crucial, 50th vote needed to get the bill across the line.”

      If he is actually ending BBB as we know it, I will revise my view of Manchin as someone who always caves at the end.

    525. Robbie says:

      Josh Kraushaar
      @HotlineJosh
      On ABC News’ “This Week”:

      KARL: “Are we ever going to get to a point where we won’t need to wear masks on airplanes?”

      FAUCI: “I don’t think so. I think when you’re dealing with a closed space… you want to take that extra step.”

      – Hey, Jason fraud. How many more presidential medals of freedom do you want to give Fauci?

    526. jason says:

      Hey Amoral Scumbag, how many more years are you going to keep talking about Fauci and ignoring the disastrous President and agenda you support?

    527. jason says:

      I doubt this will intimidate Manchin.

      “Sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., criticized Manchin for withdrawing his support and urged Democratic leaders to bring the bill to the floor anyway and force Manchin to oppose it.

      “If he doesn’t have the courage to do the right thing for the working families of West Virginia and America, let him vote no in front of the whole world, “ Sanders told CNN’s ”State of the Union.”

    528. jason says:

      Like we have Maxwell Day, we should have Amoral Scumbag Day here at HHR.

      After years of rushing here with every MSN hit on Trump no matter how scurrilous or fake and every poll negative for Trump on January 20th Amoral Scumbag will complete 1 years of completely ignoring Biden’s disastrous presidency.

      I think you have to give credit where credit is due.

    529. mnw says:

      “Manchin is the crucial 50th vote…” But WAS he ever that? Or is that msm/DEM spin, the better to bring pressure on him?

      Sinema never committed to this pos. She said she “wouldn’t negotiate in public,” & she’s walked the walk on that. She hasn’t. Nobody but Sinema and the WH know what her position is/was on BBB.

      I bet a lot of House DEMs in swing districts are secretly delighted today that a newly-enacted BBB spendapalooza will apparently not be available to beat them over the head with in the ’22 GE.

    530. mnw says:

      If Sanders & the DEMs keep demonizing Manchin as they are doing right now, he could switch parties. He alluded to the possibility of doing so once before, “if my Democratic colleagues think I’m an embarrassment.”

      Unlike Manchin, Sinema will be FORCED to switch to either Independent or GOP if she runs again. She has as much chance of winning a DEM primary in AZ as Donald Trump does. And she can’t file for reelection as a DEM and ASSUME her DEM primary opponents will fracture the vote such that she can win the DEEM nomination.

      How’s that strategy working out for Liz Cheney & the Arlen Specter of the Klondike so far?

    531. jason says:

      I agree with mnw’s comments except the part where Sinema can’t win a primary in AZ.

      It is likely there will be several contenders, I wouldn’t bet that she couldn’t win a primary with say 30% of the vote.

      Her primary is going to be 2024 with completely different dynamics, and BBB will be long gone history by then.

    532. jason says:

      Also, Sinema is a good campaigner and will have tons of money.

      I would say her demise as a Dem in AZ is greatly exaggerated.

    533. mnw says:

      Sinema would have to bet the farm on winning the DEM primary on the day she files, without knowing how badly the primary vote will be fractured, or even knowing who will run against her. All she’ll know for sure is how unpopular she is with DEMs in AZ generally.

      The DEMs hate perceived traitors just as much as the GOP base hates theirs, & they’re memories are equally as good.

      Now it looks as if she may get blamed for sinking HR1, too. And she’s going to get renominated? These are the people who chased her into the bathroom!

    534. jason says:

      Nobody but Sinema and the WH know what her position is/was on BBB”

      Maybe, but she has been clear that she opposed new taxes she believes would hurt small businesses and America’s competitiveness.

      I believe she was waiting for the final version of the bill and would then question the funding for it while she let Manchin argue about what programs should be in it and for how long.

    535. jason says:

      These are the people who chased her into the bathroom!”

      Not so sure. Those people were probably not even voters (yet).

      Don’t assume all Dems in AZ are moonbats and radicals.

      The latest poll I saw for Sinema would probably still win her the nomination today, let alone in 2024.

      “46% of Arizona Democrats approved of Sinema’s job performance in the third quarter of 2021, down 21 points from the first quarter.”

    536. mnw says:

      CNN contributor, & former (low level) Clinton staffer Kristen Powers is now imploring Manchin to leave the Democratic party.

    537. jason says:

      Also BBB is not that popular even among Dems, only 62% support it nationally, so it would be less in AZ.

      So AZ Dems are not going to view Sinema as a ‘traitor” in the same number as WY Rs view Cheney as a “traitor”.

      “What’s more, Democrats are bailing on the program. The pollster found that just 62% of Democrats “support” the plan that spreads money across several social welfare issues.”

    538. jason says:

      The Dems decided on the kitchen sink approach on BBB. They threw in things that might not be that popular with moderate Dems (I know, there are not moderate Dems in office, but there are still some voters), like citizenship for illegals and 90000 new IRS agents.

    539. jason says:

      Good, if Manchin leaves the party or caucuses with Rs McConnell will be Majority Leader and Biden’s presidency will be essentially over except for the gaffes.

      I second Kirsten’s motion.

    540. jason says:

      I think this is what could have been the last straw.

    541. jason says:

      Huh, the last straw:

      Biden

      ‘In these discussions, Senator Manchin has reiterated his support for Build Back Better funding at the level of the framework plan I announced in September,’ he said.

      ‘I believe that we will bridge our differences and advance the Build Back Better plan, even in the face of fierce Republican opposition.’

      Manchin:

      “The president put out a statement. It’s his statement, not mine,” Manchin said. T

    542. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      541. Robbie, Biden and the Democrats swoon over Fauci like he is a deity. If your criticizing Fauci, your also attacking Biden as a horrible president, which in fact he is. Why can’t you admit it? Do you realize how ridiculous you look not doing so?

    543. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “@samstein
      A lot to process on the Manchin news but, from a substantive standpoint, it’s just objectively devastating for the planet. The last best chance at climate change legislation is gone.”

      Not only is Manchin going to burn in Hades, he is going to take the planet with him.

    544. jason says:

      Manchin is killing 8 billion people.

      Could be a record.

      Walt is smiling, he survived the Great Flood.

    545. jason says:

      Psaki decides to burn bridges.

      Thanks.

      White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement that Manchin’s statements demonstrated a betrayal to previous commitments he had made directly to Biden.

      “Senator Manchin promised to continue conversations in the days ahead, and to work with us to reach that common ground. If his comments on FOX and written statement indicate an end to that effort, they represent a sudden and inexplicable reversal in his position, and a breach of his commitments to the President and the Senator’s colleagues in the House and Senate,” Psaki said.

    546. jason says:

      they represent a sudden and inexplicable reversal in his position”

      No, it doesn’t.

      He has said for months he is not onboard with this bill.

      Dems were counting on him caving to pressure. It happened before. It might not have happened this time.

      C’est la vie.

    547. jason says:

      Awww…

      I wonder who is hardest hit, her or Amoral Scumbag or the Biden Troll.

      “If Manchin is no on both BBB and voting, Biden is done. Democracy is hanging by a thread. Hard to think of anyone more destructive

      — Jennifer ‘pro-voting’ Rubin”

      If “Manchin is a no on voting”. Hilarious.

    548. jason says:

      Former Sen. Johnny Isakson dies at 76.

    549. jason says:

      I am like Manchin. A no on voting.

    550. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @DrewHolden360
      NEW: The Biden Admin sent talking points out today touting their accomplishments to (some) reporters. It can only be described as a war on reality.

    551. jason says:

      WH thinks this will work on Manchin?

      I doubt it.

      “Just as Senator Manchin reversed his position on Build Back Better this morning, we will continue to press him to see if he will reverse his position yet again, to honor his prior commitments and be true to his word,”

    552. lisab says:

      romney to lead group of 7 on bipartisan bbb legislation

      “we need to come together as a nation to heal the wounds of trump’s failed presidency”

    553. Wes says:

      SanDiegoCitizen says:
      December 19, 2021 at 12:39 pm
      541. Robbie, Biden and the Democrats swoon over Fauci like he is a deity. If your criticizing Fauci, your also attacking Biden as a horrible president, which in fact he is. Why can’t you admit it? Do you realize how ridiculous you look not doing so?

      I hate to have to defend Robbie given the depth of his delusions in his recent drivebys, but he has made his dislike of Fauci clear on here, SDC.

    554. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      There are lots of photos of E. Warren without a mask in crowds:(Hoping for a speedy recovery for her)

      “I regularly test for COVID & while I tested negative earlier this week, today I tested positive with a breakthrough case. Thankfully, I am only experiencing mild symptoms & am grateful for the protection provided against serious illness that comes from being vaccinated & boosted.”
      4:33 PM · Dec 19, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

    555. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      569. I did not intend in the sentence to say Robbie ever supported Fauci, because I agree he did not. Instead was attempting to point out to Robbie that Biden and the Democrats did support Fauci. I was in strong agreement with what Robbie was saying about Fauci last year.

    556. lisab says:

      senate to vote on bbb on monday

      “it’s our best chance to fight covid and climate change”, said senator romney

      cnn

    557. lisab says:

      “covid and climate change”

      is expected to be romney’s slogan in the run up to 2024’s presidential election

    558. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Speaking of climate change, it was only a few weeks ago that the leftist loonies were saying climate change had pushed California into permanent drought. Now they have gone silent because…

      “The sudden change gives California its wettest start to the Water Year in more than 40 years, thanks to several drought-denting rain and snow systems pushing through the area in recent weeks. The Water Year runs from October 1 through September 30 of the following year.”

    559. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      572. Are you trying to claim Romney supports build back better? He doesn’t:

      “@SenatorRomney
      Democrats are pushing for a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, which will bring nothing but bad news to our country. Their so-called “build back better” initiative will raise taxes on hardworking Americans to fund a series of expensive and frivolous measures on their wish-list.”

    560. Tina says:

      Munchkin is a maverick.

      Remember, when the media loved mavericks?

      https://twitter.com/almostjingo/status/1472620358712717318

    561. Tina says:

      Gregory T. Angelo
      @gregorytangelo
      · 2h
      Privately Senator Sinema has been telling people it’s not just her and Manchin who are opposed to #BuildBackBetter — many of their Democrat colleagues are opposed as well, but afraid to speak up. She tells them they’re “hiding behind her s

    562. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The Republicans have the possibility of picking up many Senate seats in 2024:

      “the 2024 map strongly favors the GOP.

      At least nine Democratic-held seats in competitive states will be up in 2024 — Arizona (Kyrsten Sinema), Michigan (Debbie Stabenow), Minnesota (Amy Klobuchar), Montana (Jon Tester), Nevada (Jacky Rosen), Ohio (Sherrod Brown), Pennsylvania (Bob Casey), West Virginia (Joe Manchin III) and Wisconsin (Tammy Baldwin).”

    563. Wes says:

      I don’t see how Klobuchar is vulnerable. She has always run ahead of Generic D in the state. Although Trump came close to winning MN in 2016, Biden throttled him there in 2020. In addition, the most Dem parts of the state account for 60% of its population. Unless Biden is a Dem Herbert Hoover, I’d say Klobuchar is at worst Likely D Hold–with Solid D Hold being a more likely ranking even if Democrats nationally are looking at their version of 1932.

    564. jason says:

      I am skeptical about calling Klobuchar and Baldwin vulnerable. Sinema might be vulnerable in a Dem primary, I don’t think she is vulnerable in the GE.

      Casey is iffy too. I don’t see anyone that could beat him.

      Frankly, the only ones I put below 50-50 are Tester and Manchin, but I don’t think Manchin will run.

    565. jason says:

      This didn’t age well.

      “Pelosi on Build Back Better: I have confidence that Joe Manchin will understand that we will find the agreement that is there to be made. But make no mistake, Joe Biden is in charge.”

    566. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @DonaldJTrumpJr
      Damn white people spreading diseases to the natives.

      @ChadPergram
      Dem MA Sen Warren tests positive for COVID

    567. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      In the world of the Main Stream Media and the Democrats, although I repeat myself, Sen. John McCain(R-AZ) , was a clear thinking maverick and a man of gravitas for bucking his Party on major issues and actions like ObamaCare.
      Joe Manchin(D-WV) , on the other hand, when he acts and behaves like McCain toward his Party, is the coming of the anti-Christ!

      P.S.- Apologies to jason who considers Saint McCain beyond reproach!

    568. Bitterlaw says:

      It’s Monday. GFY

    569. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      A smile to start the week as a result of this just-released PBS/ Marist Poll which shows Biden’s respective approval/ disapproval at 41/55.

      https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/bidens-approval-dips-to-new-low-as-independents-sour-on-his-leadership

    570. jason says:

      P.S.- Apologies to jason who considers Saint McCain beyond reproach!”

      Hey Sheep, GFY.

      I never said anything about McCain being beyond reproach. I disagreed with many of his positions and votes, including campaign finance (McCain-Feingold was horrible legislation), Guantanamo, “torture”, relations with Cuba, and his Obamacare vote, among others (btw, McCain was not for Obamacare, he just didn’t think it should be eliminated without an alternative ready to take its place).

      None of that changes the fact McCain was a true American hero who endured unimaginable personal sacrifices for his country, followed by a distinguished career in public service with great contributions to the Republican party, conservative ideals and especially to the military in thousands of votes during his tenure.

      It doesn’t change the fact that for decades while Trump was a Democrat contributing to Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer and advocating for Democratic big government solutions and isolationism and the AFL-CIO agenda, McCain was fighting for smaller government ,pork barrel politics, lower taxes, free trade, and a stronger military.

    571. jason says:

      Illinois Capitol to Host Satanic Manger Display for Christmas”

      This display features the baby goat demon Baphomet atop a blue silk blanket in clear mockery of Christ’s nativity scene.”

      Normal.

    572. jason says:

      That should have been “against pork barrel politics”.

      We don’t want to confuse McCain with the King of Pork, Ron Paul.

    573. mnw says:

      This marriage won’t survive:

      “They figured surely to God we can move one person. We surely can badger and beat one person up. Surely we can get enough protesters to make that person uncomfortable enough that they’ll just say, ‘OK, I’ll vote for anything.’

      Well, guess what? I’m from West Virginia. I’m not where they’re from and they can just beat the living crap out of people and think they’ll be submissive.”

      — from a radio interview today, with a local WV station

    574. jason says:

      That was Manchin?

    575. jason says:

      The Dems were stupid.

      Manchin would have voted for a $1.75 trillion bill as long as they only put in what he wanted and scored it as he wanted.

      It still would have been a monstrous spending bonanza for the Dems, hundreds of billions for all kinds of pork and climate change BS and freebies to help Dems get elected. It just wouldn’t have been the 5.1 trillion the CBO scored.

      But the moonbats went for all or nothing, and as we have seen on our side too, when you go for all or nothing you often end up with nothing.

      This is what happens when the squad runs your party.

    576. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Chuckie Schumer(D-NY) today:

      US Senate going nuclear in January?
      Sen. Schumer sent a “Dear Colleague” letter ( eye roll) where he says that the Senate will consider voting rights legislation “as early as the first week back” and says that if Republicans continue to filibuster “the Senate will then consider changes to any rules” preventing debate and a final vote.”

      There is less chance that the afore-refenced comes to fruition than Mr. Schumer’s Party becomes the minority Senate Party come January!
      https://twitter.com/mcpli/status/1472910700901244931

    577. lisab says:

      572. Are you trying to claim Romney supports build back better? He doesn’t
      ——————-/—-//-

      made you look 🙂

    578. lisab says:

      @DonaldJTrumpJr
      Damn white people spreading diseases to the natives.

      @ChadPergram
      Dem MA Sen Warren tests positive for COVID
      ———————

      warren is native american

      have you seen her cheek bones

    579. jason says:

      The results don’t match the hype.

      Yesterday:

      NY 21264 cases 21 deaths
      PA 7321 cases 20 deaths
      NJ 7345 cases 6 deaths
      TX 6445 cases 22 deaths
      CA 4333 cases 10 deaths

      99.9985% survival rate.

    580. lisab says:

      hhr mask mandate is now in effect

    581. jason says:

      What are the penalties for not wearing one?

    582. Tina says:

      But his Fraudulency got 80 million votes.

      John – Reliably Reliable Sources – Cardillo
      @johncardillo
      ·
      26m
      Biden’s strong approval is only 20% and strong disapproval around 50% in today’s ?
      @Rasmussen_Poll
      ? daily tracker.

      That trend line is heading into the single digits while strong disapproval is heading towards 70%.

      By all measures this failed presidency is an epic disaster.

    583. lisab says:

      not sure … biden will speak today

      i think they will shoot you for risking your life

      by not wearing a mask

    584. lisab says:

      jason is clearly a threat to democracy for not wearing a mask on a public blog

    585. lisab says:

      how can

      one

      senator

      stop what forty-nine senators want?

      is that democracy?

    586. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      597. “hhr mask mandate is now in effect”

      Does that mean when Robbie posts he has to wear a bag over his head?

    587. NYCmike says:

      “It doesn’t change the fact that for decades while Trump was a Democrat contributing to Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer and advocating for Democratic big government solutions and isolationism and the AFL-CIO agenda, McCain was fighting for smaller government ,pork barrel politics, lower taxes, free trade, and a stronger military.”

      -Too bad that McCain laid down to Obama because he wanted adulation from the media and his Senate colleagues more than he wanted to be President.

    588. mnw says:

      604 NYC

      No, I disagree. That little maniac as POTUS would’ve been far worse than him just lying down for Obama.

    589. NYCmike says:

      “What the FBI really does and what NYC calls “random crimes”.”

      -Congrats to the FBI! They did their job! They can never be criticized!

      https://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2021/12/20/whats_the_deal_with_all_the_perverted_behavior_at_cnn_808597.html

    590. NYCmike says:

      mnw,

      Point taken.

      I understand your position, although I would have liked to see Palin on a daily basis.

    591. Tina says:

      Breaking

      Durham is investigating the Clinton Presidential campaign and it’s employees.

    592. jason says:

      Congrats to the FBI! They did their job! They can never be criticized!”

      ATTENTION: MASSIVE GOAL POST MOVING ALERT!

      We went from defunding and

    593. jason says:

      abolishing the FBI to ‘criticizing it”.

    594. jason says:

      “little maniac”.

      I wish we had a lot more “little maniacs” like John McCain and fewer “little maniacs” like AOC.

    595. jason says:

      oo bad that McCain laid down to Obama because he wanted adulation from the media and his Senate colleagues more than he wanted to be President.”

      A good example of starting out a sentence with a false premise leads you to a false ending.

    596. jason says:

      lisab says:
      December 20, 2021 at 12:40 pm

      jason is clearly a threat to democracy for not wearing a mask on a public blog”

      No exemptions for cultural differences? In my culture wearing a mask could make you look like a dangerous bandido.

      My wife is trained to shoot intruders first and ask questions later so this could be a problem.

    597. jason says:

      Durham is investigating the Clinton Presidential campaign and it’s employees.”

      Hope springs eternal.

    598. NYCmike says:

      False premise?

      McCain chose not to campaign against certain aspects of Obama’s past, that was mentioned in one of the books written by campaign aides.

      He was too “honorable” to campaign in such a “low-handed” way! Lee Atwater rolled over in his grave!

    599. jason says:

      McCain chose not to campaign against certain aspects of Obama’s past, that was mentioned in one of the books written by campaign aides”

      Wow, let’s add McCain was honorable and ethical to all his other “faults”.

      Oh, and anyone who thinks that McCain would have won if he campaigned “against certain aspects of Obama’s past mentioned in a book” is a moron.

      Obama won despite sitting in the front pew while “Rev” Wright shouted “Goddam America” and the 9/11 “chickens have come home to roost” and still won.

    600. jason says:

      McCain ran a poor campaign. He let the MSM define him as old and decrepit and out of touch when he was actually a cognitive genius compared to Biden. The economic and political circumstances that year did not help him. And Obama falsely convinced a lot of indies that he was post partisan and bipartisan.

      That is why McCain lost. He didn’t lose because he failed to explore some “mention in a book”.

    601. Bitterlaw says:

      One of the HHR Myths is that McCain did not mention Obama and Rev. Wright and this contributed to him losing. The Obama/Wright story was well known in 2008. It mattered to the people who voted for McCain. It did not matter to those who voted for Obama.

    602. jason says:

      It certainly didn’t matter to the MSM.

    603. Wes says:

      Let’s not forget Obama vastly outspent McCain, put together one of the best GOTV operations in recent history, and had a GOP President with a 29% approval rating in the White House to use as a punching bag.

      Those were all significant contributing factors in his win.

    604. Wes says:

      NYCmike says:
      December 20, 2021 at 1:24 pm
      “It doesn’t change the fact that for decades while Trump was a Democrat contributing to Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer and advocating for Democratic big government solutions and isolationism and the AFL-CIO agenda, McCain was fighting for smaller government ,pork barrel politics, lower taxes, free trade, and a stronger military.”

      -Too bad that McCain laid down to Obama because he wanted adulation from the media and his Senate colleagues more than he wanted to be President.

      Explain to me how many Republican was going to win that year with both GWB and Lehman Brothers weighing him down, Mikey.

    605. lisab says:

      mccain could have gutted obamacare

      now people who don’t work have free healthcare, with no deductible— including illegal aliens

      middle class people have to ration their healthcare, because deductibles are so high

      fortunately as a teacher, i’m under government healthcare so my deductible is very reasonable

    606. Bitterlaw says:

      The Bill that McCain voted against would not have gutted Obamacare. It would not have repealed or replaced Obamacare,either.

    607. jason says:

      Collins and Murkowski voted the way McCain did, so he was hardly the deciding vote anyway.

      Plus, as Bitter points out, it didn’t end or replace Obamacare. The skinny repeal bill was actually a cop out and even Lindsey Graham called it a “disaster” and a “fraud”.

      “I need assurances from the speaker of the House, and his team, that if I vote for the skinny bill, it will not become the final product,” he continued. “If I don’t get those assurances, I am a no, because I am not going to vote for a pig in a poke, and I’m not going to tell people back in South Carolina that this product actually replaces Obamacare, because it does not. It is a fraud.”

    608. lisab says:

      The bill – officially known as the Health Care Freedom Act – would have eliminated parts of Obamacare – the Affordable Care Act – including the individual mandate requiring all Americans to have health insurance coverage or pay a fine, and the employer mandate, which requires the same of companies with 50 employees or more.
      —————

      that would have gutted it

    609. lisab says:

      but no matter to me

      as a government employee

      i think my copay went up $10

    610. lisab says:

      i think md said his bill was $25,000

    611. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Let’s not forget that Saint McCain and his office were at the forefront of directly, willfully and aggressively distributing the fake Russian Dossier.
      Therefore, he attempted to subvert a sitting President of the USA.

      #624- jason
      Good try on covering for McCain with respect to his Obamacare vote. First, Collins and The Murk are not good company if you are a conservative. Second, he pledged to vote YES and then at a 2:00 a.m. vote, he changed his mind without notice or explanation. What a backstabber!

    612. lisab says:

      also, because obamacare only cared if you had a job, not your wealth,

      i was able to get free endoscopic surgery at a world class hospital the summer i left illinois, but before i started at ny

      as i had no income that summer, i qualified

    613. jason says:

      Second, he pledged to vote YES and then at a 2:00 a.m. vote, he changed his mind without notice or explanation.”

      More lies. If you want to make things up, better educate yourself first.

      “McCain answered the Democrats’ pleas. A vote planned for shortly after midnight on Friday was delayed by more than an hour after top Republicans—first McConnell and Vice President Mike Pence—huddled with the Arizonan in an effort to change his mind. But McCain, trying to live up to his maverick image one more time, would not budge.”

    614. jason says:

      The bill – officially known as the Health Care Freedom Act – would have eliminated parts of Obamacare – the Affordable Care Act – including the individual mandate requiring all Americans to have health insurance coverage or pay a fine, and the employer mandate, which requires the same of companies with 50 employees or more.
      —————

      that would have gutted it”

      No, because there was an agmt with Ryan that it would not become law. It was just something to advance negotiations, it would not gut a damm thing.

      “What McConnell came up with instead was, by the party’s own admission, the “lowest common denominator” of what 50 Republican senators could agree to. And in an inversion of ordinary legislative motivations, it only stood a chance of passage once a group of senators secured assurances from House Speaker Paul Ryan that the skinny repeal would not immediately become law.

      Late Thursday afternoon, McCain and Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin held a surreal press conference to denounce a policy that, just hours later, two of them would vote to advance. They said they would only vote for the skinny repeal as a means to an end—a vehicle to set up a House-Senate conference committee that would allow Republicans another chance to work out a broader replacement bill. “The skinny bill as policy is a disaster. The skinny bill as a replacement for Obamacare is a fraud,” Graham declared.

    615. jason says:

      So Ron Johnson and Graham had the same reservations as McCain.

      McCain was in “good company”.

    616. jason says:

      Good try on covering for McCain with respect to his Obamacare vote.”

      Zzzzz… I already said I disagreed with his vote, although it was stupid not to have an alternative ready.

      I just agreed with Bitter that the bill McCain voted against would not have gutted, repealed or replaced Obamacare.

    617. lisab says:

      McCain was in “good company
      ——

      as long as people who don’t work can get all the free healthcare they want at all the best hospitals

      it totally works

    618. lisab says:

      i don’t think i even had a copay

      but i may have had a $20 copay

      i don’t remember

      thanks mccain!

    619. lisab says:

      as i recall, i actually had the operation twice

      because the first time it was negative, and the doctors didn’t like that result

      so they did it twice!

      since it was free, it was fine with me

    620. Tina says:

      The Republicans sure did a bait and switch on obumbler care.

      Give us the house

      Give us the senate

      Give us the Presidency.

      And no,repeal. Just fundraise.

      The same Rs love open borders too.

    621. lisab says:

      don’t forget multiple foreign wars

      they love those

    622. Tina says:

      Yup, multiple foreign wars with no end in site.

      Faux news loves it too.

    623. NYCmike says:

      https://sports.yahoo.com/news/devils-noah-geertsen-chirps-tyler-bertuzzi-for-being-nhl-only-unvaccinated-player-221401505.html

      -Time to buy a Bertuzzi jersey!

      I don’t understand this Yahoo writer…..his whole argument is that there is no verbal comeback for Bertuzzi to make, while in the same article, he speaks about vaccinated players getting Covid all over the NHL!

    624. NYCmike says:

      jason would have voted FOR the bill, but argues in support of McCain voting AGAINST the bill……this A-Hole is the type of guy who would point out the first person to stop clapping at a North korean political rally

    625. NYCmike says:

      “Let’s not forget that Saint McCain and his office were at the forefront of directly, willfully and aggressively distributing the fake Russian Dossier.
      Therefore, he attempted to subvert a sitting President of the USA.”

      -Hmmmm, no defense of McCain forthcoming on this one?!?!

      A-Holes? Nothing?

    626. jason says:

      ason would have voted FOR the bill, but argues in support of McCain voting AGAINST the bill”

      Schumer’s bitch has a reading comprehension problem.

      I said I disagreed with his vote.

      However, since some people misrepresented what the vote was actually about, I corrected them.

      If that is “in support of McCain voting against it” then I am guilty.

      GFY.

    627. jason says:

      “Let’s not forget that Saint McCain and his office were at the forefront of directly, willfully and aggressively distributing the fake Russian Dossier.

      -Hmmmm, no defense of McCain forthcoming on this one?!?!”

      No “defense” necessary. But I will be happy to set the record straight here too.

      McCain did the right thing, turn it over to the FBI.

      The dossier was given to the media by David Kramer, who alleges it was unintentional (almost certainly a lie).

      But the dossier was going to be disclosed with or without McCain or Kramer because that was Steele’s intent. He only shared it with McCain because he thought McCain would be taken more seriously than a Democrat.

      In Kramer’s deposition, he states other reporters already had the dossier or had seen it anyway.

      And btw I like McCain’s statement on this:

      “I had an obligation to bring to the attention of appropriate officials unproven accusations I could not assess myself, and which, were any of them true, would create a vulnerability to the designs of a hostile foreign power,” McCain and co-author Mark Salter wrote in the book. “I discharged that obligation, and I would do it again. Anyone who doesn’t like it can go to hell.”

      In NYC’s case, that is too mild. I suggest GFY.

    628. jason says:

      “I just agreed with Bitter that the bill McCain voted against would not have gutted, repealed or replaced Obamacare.”

      NYC translated this into “arguing in support of McCain voting against the bill”.

      That is why NYC should leave translations to me.

    629. NYCmike says:

      “McCain did the right thing, turn it over to the FBI.”

      -Got it.

      McCain was as foolish as the A-Hole is to think the FBI would handle a political issue favorably for a person with an (R) after his name.

      Meanwhile, not one word from McCain about Biden’s son………

    630. Bitterlaw says:

      Meanwhile, not one word from McCain about Biden’s son………

      McCain died on August 25, 2018. Joe Biden was not running for the Presidency in 2018. He announced his campaign for the White House on April 25, 2019. Either NYC is blaming McCain for not speaking after he died OR McCain was supposed to condemn the children of unannounced candidates before he died.

    631. jason says:

      McCain was as foolish as the A-Hole is to think the FBI would handle a political issue favorably for a person with an (R) after his name.”

      LOL

      McCain did the right thing, he passed it on to the FBI. McCain is not responsible for what the FBI does with it.

      I love coming here to defend American hero John McCain, since it obviously irritates the haters and “true conservatives”.

      Defend a great man and irritate the petty narrow minded litmus testing haters? Win-win.

    632. jason says:

      Of course, the FBI already had or would have gotten the dossier anyway.

      The notion that what McCain did or didn’t do had ANY bearing on the future course of investigations is so stupid only Schumer’s Bitch could believe it.

    633. jason says:

      Either NYC is blaming McCain for not speaking after he died OR McCain was supposed to condemn the children of unannounced candidates before he died.”

      Hey, when you are so desperate to attack someone and so full of hate like NYC, facts are the last thing on your mind.

    634. Tina says:

      I thought it was orange man bad’s fault?

      The Post Millennial
      @TPostMillennial
      · 1h
      Kamala: “It is no one’s fault that this virus hit our shores, or hit the world.”

    635. jason says:

      When it killed 400k under Trump, it was Trump’s fault.

      Killed 400k under Biden? No one’s fault.

    636. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “@Hotline
      Manchin confidant Steve Clemons: “Given the protests that Manchin’s family has experienced at his home, which is a boat in Washington Harbor…I knew this presidential statement was personalizing the game. It put his family at risk, in my view.””

      Will delivering a suitcase full of cash to Hunter Biden get Manchin out of the Biden’s dog house

    637. jason says:

      NY to start jailing and interning and forcibly vaccinating.

      Normal.

      “Upon determining by clear and convincing evidence that the health of others is or may be endangered by a case, contact or carrier, or suspected case, contact or carrier of a contagious disease that, in the opinion of the governor, after consultation with the commissioner, may pose an imminent and significant threat to the public health resulting in severe morbidity or high mortality, the governor of his or her delegee including, but not limited to the commissioner or heads of local health departments, may order the removal and/or detention of such a person or of a group of such persons by issuing a single order, identifying such persons either by name or by a reasonably specific description of the individuals or group being detained. Such person or group of persons shall be detained by a medical facility or other appropriate facility or premises designated by the governor or his delegee.”

    638. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Last year, this board was infested with trolls. This year none dare post, except Robbie who does the “ring the doorbell and run” routine. It’s sort of silly. Does he not realize every flutter post he does generates laughter?

    639. Bitterlaw says:

      NYC is critical of McCain for not condemning Hunter Biden even though McCain died 8 months before Biden announced he was running for the WH (again).

      NYC gives Trump a free pass for saying in 2008 that Hillary would be a great President.

    640. jason says:

      Meanwhile, not one word from McCain about Biden’s son………”

      Speaking about free passes, how about not a word about Trump (who never served in the military) insulting and attacking the war record of a man who was shot down, tortured and maimed and thrown in a hellhole prison camp for 5 years under horrendous conditions.

    641. jason says:

      “Last year, this board was infested with trolls. ”

      Where is Roadkill Maggot?

    642. Bitterlaw says:

      ButTrump had to criticize McCain’s war record because Trump had to do business in Manhattan….

      Oh. That was the excuse for his campaign donations to Democrats.

    643. Tina says:

      Breaking NHL cancels all games through Christmas holiday due to Covid.

    644. jason says:

      ButTrump had to criticize McCain’s war record because Trump had to do business in Manhattan….”

      Ahh, so that was it. I think it was the same reason Trump is on record as saying he supported universal health care paid for by the government.

      I hear it is a prerequisite for a building permit in Manhattan.

    645. Tom says:

      I have nothing but respect for John McCain’s war record. He was a true American hero. Having said that, I don’t believe he voted against repeal of Obamacare because he wanted a replacement program in place. I believe he did it out of pure spite for Donald Trump by thwarting one of Trump’s signature agenda items. I believe this is also why he didn’t resign when he knew he was dying so the Governor of Arizona could appoint a replacement, thus denying Trump a more reliable vote in the Senate. So while I admire John McCain the war hero, I came to despise John McCain the vindictive politician who put his personal animus above the best interest of the American people.

    646. NYCmike says:

      When I step away, I am almost always rewarded with another sensible American to close up the A-Holes!

      Thank you, Tom.

    647. NYCmike says:

      In more pertinent news……and I must say, I am SHOCKED! S H O C K E D! that our dear Amoral Sc*mbag has not posted this article:

      https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/the-democratic-retirement-floodgates-just-burst-open/ar-AAS0gVg?ocid=entnewsntp&pc=U531

    648. jason says:

      I believe he did it out of pure spite for Donald Trump by thwarting one of Trump’s signature agenda items.

      I believe this is also why he didn’t resign when he knew he was dying so the Governor of Arizona could appoint a replacement, thus denying Trump a more reliable vote in the Senate.”

      You believe a lot of things that aren’t true.

      But IF you were right, maybe Trump shouldn’t have mocked and insulted McCain’s war record which you claim to admire?

    649. jason says:

      came to despise John McCain the vindictive politician who put his personal animus”

      Funny, like Trump was not vindictive? Really?

      I think Trump put his personal animus above the country’s interests when he insulted not only McCain, but every POW in the country.

      What is good for the goose is good for the gander.

    650. mnw says:

      666 NYC

      Murphy (D-inc; FL) is one of the few announced DEM retirements to date, as far as I’ve noticed, that should lead directly to a GOP pickup.

      Most all of the other 22 DEMs leaving (so far) are in deep blue districts. So… I don’t consider retirements like Speier (D-inc; HandSlamCrisco), & Johnson (AA DEM-inc; TX) to be a big whoop.

      At best, I guess such retirements by DEMs in utterly safe seats indicate an unwillingness to continue in the minority, which is not much fun, I hear.

      The DEM Progressive Caucus is going to be one of the biggest winners in ’22– they’re about to become the majority (by FAR) of House DEMs. The so-called “moderate House DEMs” are going the way of the Spotted Owl.

    651. mnw says:

      USAF Lt. Gen (ret.) Thomas McInerney famously referred to the little psycho as “Singin’ John.”

      Guess Lt. Gen. McInerney “put his personal animus” (etc.) too.

    652. jason says:

      “thus denying Trump a more reliable vote in the Senate”

      Here is the deal. The seat belonged to John McCain. HE was elected to it.

      It didn’t belong to Trump and it certainly didn’t belong to any deadenders.

      At the time, I was glad McCain gave a big FU to morons who thought it was his obligation to resign.

    653. jason says:

      little psycho”

      Are you talking about Kris Kobach?

    654. jason says:

      USAF Lt. Gen (ret.) Thomas McInerney famously referred to the little psycho as “Singin’ John.”

      Says a lot more about the character of the General than it says about great American hero John McCain.

    655. jason says:

      This could make a great ad for Rs in swing districts.

      Joe Manchin:

      “My Democratic colleagues in Washington are determined to dramatically reshape our society in a way that leaves our country even more vulnerable to the threats we face.”

    656. jason says:

      143000 cases, 620 deaths.

      Looks like Omicron might be the end of Covid as we know it.

    657. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      So now the left is attacking Manchin for being an evil coal baron, who is protecting his own polluting financial interests and encouraging catastrophic climate change. Manchin has been in office how long? And they just discovered this?

      “When Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced on Fox News on Sunday that he won’t vote for the current version of Build Back Better, experts predicted he may have single-handedly killed the world’s best hope of avoiding catastrophic climate change.”

    658. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      675. Looks like Omicron might be the end of Covid as we know it.

      Until another mutation. One of the problems with lockdowns and “slow the spread” measures is the longer the virus exists, the more likely it is to mutate.

      Also, as was indicated from the testimony at the UK Parliament, this may be a humanly mutated virus, in which case we are in a dystopian world. The questions that Fauci and others are failing to answer may doom doing important research. Having a possibly senile President doesn’t help.

      “We know now that this virus has a very unique feature, called the furin cleavage site that makes it the pandemic pathogen it is. So, without this feature, there’s no way this would be causing this pandemic.””

      More info on Furin cleavage was provided earlier this thread (378, 380).

    659. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      McConnell suggests Manchin become a Republican.

      “… was shocked at the vitriol,” McConnell added. “And basically it seemed to me that they were calling Sen. Manchin a liar. I think that was not smart. This is a 50/50 Senate. It’s going to be 50/50 for another year, and believe me, this is not how I would handle a disappointing vote like that.”

      He remarked that Manchin’s status as a moderate has put him at odds with his own party and added that he would “certainly welcome” Manchin to join the Republicans.

      “He doesn’t fit well over there, but that is a decision ultimately that he has to make. We certainly welcome him to join us if he was so inclined,” McConnell said.”

    660. jason says:

      Until another mutation”

      Not really. As you pointed out, the more it spreads the less it will mutate. And the more it spreads, the more natural immunity it creates.

      In the ideal situation, everyone gets the virus and nobody dies.

      One has to wonder why Africa, with crowded slums and poor medical care and low vaccine rate, has greatly escaped the worst of Covid deaths. I don’t think it is the weather or some kind of ethnic resistance. I am beginning to think it is precisely because there was no way to lock down the population and prevent the spread.

    661. jason says:

      Supposedly Manchin proposed a 1.8 trillion bill with many of the entitlements and climate change provisions contained in Biden’s bill.

      The difference is that it didn’t have the false sunset and other accounting gimmicks that would balloon it to the 5.1 trillion the CBO scored.

      The smart thing for the Dems would be to take the 1.8 trillion and declare victory, but they locked themselves by promising the inflated version to the squad and Sanders as a price for passing the 1 billion bipartisan bill.

      Our best hope is that the radicals in the House say they won’t vote for Manchin’s bill, or Sanders and Fauxcahontas refuse to support.

      We are not out of the woods yet.

    662. jason says:

      I guess Bette Midler is not going to be invited to Walt’s Xmas party.

      What #JoeManchin, who represents a population smaller than Brooklyn, has done to the rest of America, who wants to move forward, not backward, like his state, is horrible. He sold us out. He wants us all to be just like his state, West Virginia. Poor, illiterate and strung out.

      — bettemidler

    663. jason says:

      But then she tried to “fix” it. Should not have bothered.

      “I apologize to the good people of WVA for my last outburst. I’m just seeing red; #JoeManchin and his whole family are a criminal enterprise. Is he really the best WV has to offer its own citizens? Surely there’s someone there who has the state’s interests at heart, not his own!

      — bettemidler”

    664. jason says:

      Yes this is the hope.

      “After sustaining months of concessions meant to placate the Senate’s centrists, progressives say they are in no mood to substantially alter their bill any further. As they see it, the package Manchin rejected was already the scaled-back version of their ambitions.

      “It is abundantly clear that we cannot trust what Sen. Manchin says,” Jayapal (D-Wash.) told reporters Monday. “No one should think that we are going to be satisfied with an even smaller package that leaves people behind or refuses to tackle critical issues like climate change.”

    665. jason says:

      I have been saying this for 2 years, and I don’t even have a medical degree.

      “Natural Immunity Works Better Than COVID Vaccines: New England Journal of Medicine”

    666. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden Job Approval:
      Approve 42%
      Disapprove 52%

      RMG Research/
      @ScottWRasmussen
      1,200 RV, 12/14-15

    667. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Political Polls
      @Politics_Polls
      Biden Job Approval:
      Approve 41%
      Disapprove 57%
      @Rasmussen_Poll 1,500 LV, 12/15-19

    668. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      2024 National Republican Primary Poll:
      Trump 60%
      DeSantis 11%
      Pence 9%
      Haley 3%
      Cruz 3%
      Rubio 2%
      Christie 1%
      Hawley 1%
      R. Scott 1%
      T. Scott 1%
      Pompeo 1%
      Stefanik 0%
      Abbott 0%
      Noem 0%
      Sasse 0%
      Cotton 0%

      @tippinsights/
      @InsightsIssues
      12/1-12/4

    669. jason says:

      I believe Trump at 60%, but I find it difficult to believe DeSantis essentially tied with Pence.

    670. jason says:

      GO RUBIO!

      Not really, but it irritates Amoral Scumbag.

    671. Tina says:

      If this pole is right, trump seems to be strengthening.

      Still a long way off.

      I personally doubt he runs.

    672. Tina says:

      I believe J6 is a badly done Fib operation.

      Look at this:

      Ray Eps who was planning and encouraging the “insurrection” over two days was not arrested.

      Look out man was not arrested.

      Gate/fence cutters not arrested
      .
      Orange hat brigade not arrested.

      Men in black that broke windows were not arrested

    673. Tina says:

      This will trigger the jebots, loon Cheney, and Kryenberg.

      Byron York
      @ByronYork
      ·
      55m
      After Pelosi announces plan to hold ‘full program of events’ to mark anniversary of January 6, Trump says he’ll hold newser that day to discuss ‘the CAUSE of the January 6th protest, which was the rigged Presidential Election of 2020.’

    674. jason says:

      Maybe Jan 6 was the Deep State.

    675. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @Rasmussen_Poll
      “Which of the following politicians most represents your political views?”

      – Republicans Only –
      @AOC – 1%
      Not Sure – 6%
      @JoeBiden- 10%
      @LeaderMcConnell- 10%
      Donald J. Trump- 73%

    676. Bitterlaw says:

      For the sake of argument, let us accept Tina’s premise that the FBI was involved on January 6. Does that mean that all of the people assembled at the Capitol were controlled by the FBI and therefore blameless for any actions they took? I said when it happened that the people outside the building were protesters, the people inside the building were trespassers, and those destroying property or injuring others should be charged for those acts. That does not mean holding them for years or excessive charges.

    677. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Which of the following politicians most represents your political views?”

      – Democrats Only –
      Not Sure – 4%
      @LeaderMcConnell- 5%
      Donald J. Trump – 14%
      @AOC- 19%
      @JoeBiden- 58%

    678. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @Rasmussen_Poll
      “Which of the following politicians most represents your political views?”

      – Independents Only –
      @LeaderMcConnell- 8%
      @AOC- 11%
      Not Sure – 13%
      @JoeBiden – 22%
      Donald J. Trump – 47%.

      Only 31% of all those polled responded Biden represented their views.

    679. Tina says:

      It’s curious that organizers were not arrested. And the Joke 6 commission is not interested in those parties that I outlined.

      While grandmas who entered the building were arrested and have long pre trial hearings.

      Yet, when the hairy women trespassed during the Sc hearing for Bushie, nothing happened to those folks.

      Also, the 50 secret service agents injured during the blm riots, what happened to the BlMers?

    680. Tina says:

      What happens to those trespassers who saw fencing down and were waved on police?

      Do they get lengthy pre trial hearings and months or years in jail?

      When blmers and the hairy women protesters got nothing?

    681. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      697. 44% of all those polled responded Trump represented their views.

    682. mnw says:

      695 BL

      I’ve been out of the game for several years now, but it looks to me as if the Jan. 6th defendants have been targeted for atypically harsh charging decisions, harsh pretrial release decisions, & ESPECIALLY, unusually harsh sentences.

      Imo, they’re getting “handled,” to make their misfortunes a warning to others. “Deterrence” IS one of the factors a court is allowed to consider in determining a sentence. But this looks way out what one would normally expect.

      I suppose this post makes me Captain Obvious to most.

    683. Bitterlaw says:

      Everybody who you mentioned who was not arrested and charged should have been arrested and charged. Go arrest and charge them now.

      Everybody I mentioned who should have been arrested and charged should have been arrested and charged.

      Problem solved.

    684. mnw says:

      Tina

      I think you raise valid points about proportionality.

    685. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @BuckSexton
      Vaccinated, boosted, mask obsessed, still sick with COVID-

      They were wrong, folks. It’s so obvious, they can’t escape it anymore.

      And these “public health experts” are really just glorified back office bureaucrats on a power trip.

      New York Post
      @nypost
      New NY health commissioner Bassett tests positive for COVID: Hochul https://trib.al/hEb4YSa

    686. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      703. Agree

    687. Bitterlaw says:

      mnw – I agree. However, I do believe that some of those at the Capitol did break the law and should be prosecuted under appropriate charges. If there were FBI agents instigating trouble as alleged by Tina, prosecute them as well.

    688. jason says:

      My 2 cents.

      I agree that the issue here is proportionality.

      Most of the people who “attacked the Capital” just walked in through open doors and did not engage in property damage. At most they should be charged with trespassing. If they can show they were waved in by police, as many were, not even that.

      Those that actually did property damage or stole things should be charged with those crimes.

      Those that attacked police officers (not by pushing back barricades, but actually striking them with flagpoles, etc) should be charged with assault.

      In almost every instance, they should have been granted bail, and the sentences do not fit the crime and certainly there is a proportionality issue given the pass the people who actually tried to burn down govt buildings go.

      All other charges are pretty much bogus, sedition and obstruction and all that BS.

      And I think the guy who shot and killed the Trump supporter should be charged, as there was absolutely no need or reason to shoot her.

    689. mnw says:

      BL

      I agree of COURSE that trespassers should be prosecuted, along with shoplifters and car clouters, but this doesn’t feel like ordinary trespassing prosecutions! I’d expect to see those cases routinely assigned to the newest kid in the office.

      In regard to the newest atty in the office, here is something I know for a fact: veteran AUSAs a thousand miles from D.C., including at least one criminal division section chief (!), have volunteered to go on TDY to help prosecute the trespassers.

      There’s something seriously messed up about this, if we’re talking “equal justice.”

    690. Tina says:

      I think we are all saying the same thing.

      Equal prosecution, equal sentencing.

      No two tiers of justice.

    691. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “@CNN The Supreme Court said it has received several appeals asking Justice Brett Kavanaugh to consider the Biden administration’s requirement that large employers mandate their employees obtain a Covid-19 vaccine or submit to weekly testing.”

      This is an absurd policy. It is now known that the vaccinated also can get infected, and can pass the virus to other people. Perhaps the vaccinated should be tested weekly as well as the unvaccinated? Right now the claim is that the vaccine protects from serious illness, not infection. There doesn’t appear to be anyone with common sense making up these weird policies.

    692. NYCmike says:

      https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/washington-secrets/watchdog-warns-biden-can-install-2t-bbb-through-regulations

      -“CG” must be so thrilled!

      You really showed Trump what a “true conservative” stands for!

    693. NYCmike says:

      Didn’t think it was possible, but Gov Hochul almost makes me want Cuomo back.

    694. jason says:

      This is not gerrymandering….only Rs do that.

      “NEW: California’s near-final draft map looks terrific for Dems. All 42 Dem incumbents (except retiring Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D), whose Long Beach seat is folded in w/ LA Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D)’s), get strong seats.

      Meanwhile, *five* of 11 GOP seats get more vulnerable. pic.twitter.com/EUAtN2SRsI

      — Dave Wasserman”

    695. lisab says:

      biden introducing strict new covid mandates

      anyone who doesn’t get vaccinated will be shot

      which shows just how deadly this covid strain is

    696. lisab says:

      my school system may actually go back to zoom learning and complete lockdown

      so far no one is pushing that

      but given mn is a blue state

      we are all worried

    697. NYCmike says:

      “we are all worried”

      -Worried about what?

      NONE of you will miss a paycheck.

    698. lisab says:

      worried about what?
      ——————————

      that our students won’t learn much

      their parents will be hugely inconvenienced

      the community will be harmed

    699. lisab says:

      across the country there are many openings in schools if you are looking

    700. jason says:

      Joy Reid:

      Anybody ever wonder: how can West Virginia and Kentucky have such powerful United States Senators repping them yet be so overwhelmingly poor? Somebody’s getting that money, and it ain’t ordinary West Virginians and Kentuckians”

      I see. So what about the inner cities in most metro centers in America.

      Why are they “poor”? Republican leaders?

    701. Meldrim says:

      #710, Jason, it appears that San Francisco, like downtown Chicago, is MAGA Country.

    702. Waingro says:

      Weekend at Biden’s is struggling through this rambling speech. How does he make it through even 2 years more of this term?

    703. jason says:

      Another question for Joy?

      Was West Virgina “rich” when represented by Jay Rockerfeller and Exalted Cyclops?

    704. lisab says:

      attorney general merrick garland has just banned all alcohol while posting on hhr

      due to covid

    705. jason says:

      Btw, as an interesting factoid, Jay Rockefeller was responsible for an attack on John McCain during the 2008 campaign almost as stupid as Trump’s attaack.

      “McCain was a fighter pilot, who dropped laser-guided missiles from 35,000 feet. He was long gone when they hit. What happened when they get to the ground? He doesn’t know. You have to care about the lives of people. McCain never gets into those issues.”

      Of course, in addition to being stupid, it was inaccurate, fighter pilots don’t drop bombs from 35k feet and laser guided bombs did not exist in the Vietnam War.

      He later apologized and Obama was forced to issue a statement disavowing his comment.

    706. jason says:

      has just banned all alcohol while posting on hhr”

      Inconvenient to have to put the martini down while posting but I will manage.

    707. Waingro says:

      ANGRY Biden now coming out as he rants about BBB. LOL. He’s not unstable or anything.

    708. jason says:

      Ok, took 3 sips, put it down again and now posting.

      Yeah, I can do it.

    709. NYCmike says:

      “the community will be harmed”

      -Then support charter schools.

    710. lisab says:

      i do support charter schools so long as they follow the state curriculum

    711. jason says:

      Bitter hardest hit. Looks like Rittenhouse believes like I do that acquittal means acquittal and he doesn’t have to become a hermit, fade into the sunset, crawl under a rock or find someone to settle down.

      “Yesterday, Rittenhouse first spoke at AmericaFest, a four-day Turning Point event being held in Phoenix. He was greeted like a rock star at the event. “Accountability is coming,” he told the audience. “I’d be on the lookout.”

    712. jason says:

      “as long they follow the state curriculum”

      Why? “State curriculum” devised by hard core Marxists?

      No thanks.

    713. jason says:

      ANGRY Biden now coming out”

      Dang, and Tgca is not here to see this?

    714. Bitterlaw says:

      Glad to see Jason has a new hero. I wish nothing but the best for Rittenhouse.

    715. NYCmike says:

      “i do support charter schools so long as they follow the state curriculum”

      -This is like Putin saying “I do support democracy, as long as I get to count the votes.”

    716. NYCmike says:

      Rittenhouse defended businesses from being looted and burned, and then defended himself…..then there were no more riots in Kenosha.

      Take from that any lesson you like.

    717. lisab says:

      “as long they follow the state curriculum”

      Why? “State curriculum” devised by hard core Marxists?
      —————————

      because each state has curriculum standards public (and private and home schoolers) schools are required to teach to

      as long as a school follows the standards i am fine with it (assuming of course the school is otherwise running ok — i.e. not allowing drug dealers to roam the halls, not allowing gangs, etc.)

    718. lisab says:

      the state standards are published and easily available

      ny being a little on the overly prescriptive side

      but they are not secret

    719. lisab says:

      they will say things like,

      “all students should be able to add two digit numbers with carrying”

      things like that, based on the grade of course

    720. Tina says:

      Not prepared for prime time.

      Variants were known for a long time, whether it’s Delta or Omnicold,

      Looks like Xi Biden was relying on vaccines that he inherited and had no plan.

      Quote Tweet

      Steve Herman
      @W7VOA
      · 40m
      Answering questions, @POTUS says “no, it’s not a failure” that not everyone can get a #COVID19 test who wants it but no one anticipated #OmicronVariant would spread as rapidly as it did.
      Show

    721. jason says:

      Glad to see Jason has a new hero.”

      “Hero”

      Translation: saying someone should live his life as he sees fit and unafraid of woke culture is calling him a hero.

      I love it here.

    722. jason says:

      as long as a school follows the standards”

      Standards are one thing, curriculum is another.

      I am ok with schools having standards, but “following state curriculum” no.

    723. jason says:

      I wish nothing but the best for Rittenhouse.”

      You forgot “as long as he leads a quiet life” or whatever differentiated standard you think people who are acquitted need to follow.

    724. jason says:

      The “kill shot” BS, taken completely out of context (Watters was talking about a kill shot question in a journalistic sense) reminds me of the “bullseye” BS when Gabby Giffords was shot.

    725. Tina says:

      Meant Fraudci. Should be in jail.

      It’s dangerous that he is using media to try to get media he disagrees with terminated.

      Sounds like a great public servant. /s

    726. Tina says:

      Got to,also,wonder about the criminal referral sent to the Department of Un justice by Rand Paul.

      I am sure the unjustice is working on it.

    727. jason says:

      I hear Garland wasted no time reading it.

    728. Tina says:

      Garland is too busy trying to arrest Maga grandparents and Rs protesting school boards.

    729. Tina says:

      Lauren Boebert
      @laurenboebert
      ·
      49m
      Biden – “I’m not supposed to be having this press conference right now.”

      America – “We’re not supposed to be having this Presidency right now.”

    730. Meldrim says:

      #714, Jason, the 2021 California congressional maps are indeed a Democrat gerrymander, just as the 2011 maps were, despite being drawn by a “nonpartisan” commission. However, the maps aren’t as horrible for the GOP as Wasserman wants to believe that they are.

      Here’s what the 538.com folks wrote about the redistricting plan. Please note that when they describe a CD as being “R+2” or “D+5” they mean that it is 2% more Republican or 5% more Democrat than the two-party vote during certain elections over the past five years, and not that Trump carried it by 2% or Biden by 5%:

      “The latest in California
      DEC. 21, 2021

      On Dec. 20, California’s independent citizen redistricting commission unanimously approved the state’s new congressional map. The maps will be certified by Dec. 27.

      Overall, the map creates 43 Democratic-leaning seats, seven Republican-leaning seats and two highly competitive seats. That’s essentially the same mix as the current map, although California did lose one seat through reapportionment, and that seat was ultimately Democratic-leaning. Notably, too, despite being drawn by an independent commission, the new map is moderately biased toward Democrats, according to our fairness metrics. It’s not all good news for Democrats, though.

      In central California, Democratic Rep. Josh Harder’s district has been made much redder, going from highly competitive (R+1) to solidly Republican-leaning (R+17). That leaves him with the choice of either running in a more Republican environment or trying his luck in a newly created neighboring district. Another big change is that Republican Rep. Devin Nunes’s 21st District is also now much bluer, going from R+11 in the current map to D+16 in the new map, although Nunes recently announced he’s resigning from Congress at the end of the year, so that change is no longer an issue for him. Republican Rep. Tom McClintock’s district also became bluer, shifting from solidly Republican (R+15) to Republican-leaning (R+8). Meanwhile, Republican Rep. David Valadao’s seat is slightly more blue than it is under the current map.

      In southern California, Democratic incumbents are facing some headwinds too. Democratic Rep. Katie Porter’s new district has a partisan lean of R+4, a big shift from her current district, which is Democratic-leaning (D+6). Democratic Rep. Mike Levin’s seat is also slightly less secure. In addition, Democratic Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard and Alan Lowenthal have been drawn into the same district, a result of California’s lost seat. However, both Lowenthal and Roybal-Allard recently announced their retirements from Congress, and that seat will almost certainly be filled by a Democrat.

      Meanwhile, in other parts of southern California, Republicans’ seats shifted too — in ways that are both helpful and challenging for incumbents. Near San Diego, Republican Rep. Darrell Issa’s district is 5 points redder than it is under the current map. However, Republican Rep. Michelle Steel has been drawn into a Democratic-leaning district (D+6), which is a big shift from her current highly competitive (R+2) district. Republican Rep. Ken Calvert’s district is also 6 points bluer than under the current map, although the seat is still Republican-leaning. Another Republican, Rep. Mike Garcia, saw his seat get bluer as well, although that three-point change is more modest.

      One big takeaway from the new map is that about one-third of the new districts are majority-Hispanic — an increase of at least three districts — which makes sense because much of California’s growth over the past decade happened in Hispanic communities. That may lead to an increase in Latino representatives, and overall represents greater political power for Latino voters. According to the Los Angeles Times, advocates for Black and Asian American voters were also pleased with the results, saying that gains for Hispanic voters did not come at other minority voters’ expense.”

      OK, that’s what Nate Silver’s crew thinks. So, what will the House delegation from CA, which currently is 42D-11R, be after the 2022 elections? While it certainly is possible that the Democrats will pick up seats if they have a good election, I don’t think that the electoral environment will be good for them, and I think that the likeliest result will be 40D-12R, a net gain of 1 R and a net loss of 2 Ds.

      While Devin Nunes’s CD went from solidly R to solidly D, Josh Harder’s CD is now solidly R, so that’s a wash (I suspect that Harder will move into Nunes’s CD, and that if Nunes were running for reelection he’d move into Harder’s CD). Wasserman was creaming his pants because Valadao’s heavily Hispanic and rural CD became “even more Democrat,” but it only went from D+9 to D+10 (and was that high solely because of 2016 and 2018), and, with Hispanics (particularly those from rural areas) moving towards the GOP, I think that Valadao will win reelection by an increased margin. Mike García’s outer-suburban CD is now D+8, which certainly isn’t good, but his current CD is D+5, and with the Trump further in the rearview mirror when it comes to being a campaign issue, and with depressed Democrat turnout, I think that García will hold on. Michelle Steel’s CD going from R+2 to D+6 is certainly concerning, but the CD was more GOP in 2020 than in 2016 or 2018, and, with Hispanics, Asians and suburbanites poised to vote more Republican than even in 2020, and with Steel being the incumbent now, I give her the edge. Please note that D+6 is the current partisan lean in the district held by Young Kim (the other Korean-American Republican woman elected in 2020 from a Southern California CD), and it wasn’t too steep a hill for her to climb. Speaking of Kim, her CD is less Democratic now (D+4), and she’ll be strongly favored for reelection. Meanwhile, it is true that McClintock and Calvert will have less Republican CDs than they have currently, but they’re R+8 and R+7 and they shouldn’t have trouble winning reelection. The other four GOP incumbents will have safely GOP CDs.

      As for Democrat incumbents, I think that the insufferable Katie Porter is toast, with her CD going from D+6 to R+4. With the suburbs reverting to the mean in the post-Trump 2022 election, Porter may be scouting out nearby CDs in which to run. Perhaps Porter is looking at adjoining CDs in which she could run against an incumbent Republican (Kim or Steele) or fellow Democrat (Levin or, less likely, Correa). There are three other Democratic incumbents whose districts will be harder for them to hold, although they will be favored to win in 2022: Mike Levin (went from D+7 to D+6), Jerry McNerney (from D+14 to D+8) and Jim Costa (from D+17 to D+7). Costa may decide to run in the redrawn Nunes CD, which was made about as Democratic as Costa’s current CD by giving it the heavily Democratic portion of Fresno that has given Costa his victory margin over the past decade. If Costa moves to Nunes’s CD, or retires (another distinct possibility, as he turns 70 before the election), then the GOP would have a fighting chance in the open seat.

      In conclusion, I don’t like the CA congressional redistricting plan, but the GOP has a good chance of actually gaining seats, and if I were a Democrat I wouldn’t like the plan very much, either.

    731. lisab says:

      #742

      each state controls its own curriculum

      they are mostly similar across the country,

      but naturally vary a lot when it comes to history

      Massachusetts teaches a lot about the pilgrims and the revolutionary war, while Texas probably teaches a lot about mexico and the founding of the texas republic

      but for the most part math and English curriculum standards are similar across the country

      there are bigger differences at the high school levels, because not every state has the same ending requirements for hs grads

    732. NYCmike says:

      “I hear Garland wasted no time reading it.”

      -Or maybe he called in the FBI to investigate! Then we are assured that justice will be serv….oops, sorry about that, Rand Paul has an (R) after his name and Fauci is a Dem, so…….hey, look at those insurrectionists over there, with the cut-up-sneak T-shirts on!! Let’s get them before they take down the government!

    733. Tina says:

      What the heck?

      darlene superville
      @dsupervilleap
      · 2h
      .@PressSec says Biden is asymptomatic after his close contact last week with a staffer who later tested positive for COVID-19.

      “He’s asymptomatic. I spent several hours with him this morning and he is feeling great,” she said.

    734. jason says:

      However, the maps aren’t as horrible for the GOP as Wasserman wants to believe that they are.”

      I will take your word for it, thanks for the summary.

    735. jason says:

      Well, technically I am asymptomatic too.

    736. lisab says:

      the biden administration is going to cut and run from omicron too

      it will be the best armed virus in the world

    737. lisab says:

      those greedy grocery stores keep raising prices

      big grocery needs to be investigated

    738. Meldrim says:

      Why would Psaki say that Biden is “asymptomatic” and leave it at that instead of saying “he’s asymptomatic but he got tested anyhow, and the antigen and PCR tests came back negative”? I know that it’s nearly impossible for mere mortals in the DC area to get COVID tests, but that doesn’t apply to the well connected (and, it goes without saying, if there was only one COVID test available in America it would go to the president).

    739. Big E says:

      Lisa,

      Texas requires a whole semester of Texas History in addition to US history. Three mo th of your life that will will never get back.

    740. Bitterlaw says:

      I think Phil taught Texas history as part of the curriculum in his school.

    741. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @therecount
      Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV): “I’ve never been a liberal in any way, shape, or form,” so if progressives want a bigger reconciliation bill, “elect more liberals.”

    742. Bitterlaw says:

      Manchin is not a liberal but votes with them 99.8% of the time.

    743. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin is apparently on a mission to see just how much damage he can singularly inflict on the clean energy industry. Stock prices for major renewable energy technology companies were on the decline Monday following the senator’s weekend surprise.”

      Doesn’t Manchin realized how he is hurting the poor? I mean the average solar customer in California earns only about $175,000-$200,000, and some actually live in homes worth less than $1,000,000! Yet Manchin is concerned over the rural rustics in his state; who still have their guns and religion. Talk about misplaced priorities. This so bad I am going to have retreat into my safe space.

    744. NYCmike says:

      Don’t trust Manchin at all.

      Maybe he doesn’t think the timing is right.

      One other thing – I read this somewhere, trying to see if true – how is it that Biden has gotten more judges through in his first year with a 50-50 Senate than Trump did with a Republican Senate?

    745. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Finally Santa gets a gift:

      “CONCORD, VT—A local family claims to have improved upon the classic Christmas tradition of leaving milk and cookies for Santa Claus by adding a Rapid COVID Test into the mix.

      “In these trying times, it’s important to remember the jolly fat man who travels the world in a single night. He’s at high risk of death due to his morbid obesity,” said local father, Thomas Moody. “And think of the elves—they aren’t vaccinated! Santa’s probably carrying COVID! He’s basically a walking biohazard at this point!””

      Babylon Bee

    746. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      766. Don’t trust Manchin at all.

      I may not trust him, but am very grateful he stood up to the liberal Democrats and opposed disasterous socialist legislation. He knew it would create outrage, and he would be vilified.

      If Manchin were to switch parties, it give McConnell the speakership and hopefully puts a serious block on the Democrats ability to legislate until the Midterms.

    747. lisab says:

      i’ve lived in the midwest a large part of my life,

      my eldest daughter was born here

      i went to school here

      my first teaching job was here

      no ballet at all … just sayin

    748. lisab says:

      ok ok

      they have chicago … if you can call that ballet

    749. lisab says:

      i just want to see the nutcracker in a professional balket company again once before i die

      is that really so much to ask?

    750. lisab says:

      **ballet company**

      i mean really, no ballet company?!!!

    751. JeffP says:

      Trump: “I didn’t… because if you fire him [Fauci] you’re going to have a firestorm on the Left.”

      So what…This is unacceptable. Trump is just as culpable for this sheot show Covid disaster.

    752. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) on Tuesday said he reached out to Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to encourage him to join the Republican Party amid backlash over his opposition to the House-passed Build Back Better legislation.

      Cornyn told KXAN – an Austin-based TV station that is part of Nexstar Media Group, which also owns The Hill – that he texted Manchin, “Joe if they don’t want you we do,” but hadn’t heard back.”

    753. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      773. Is that you Robbie?

    754. Tina says:

      Munchkin will,sell out.

      Don’t trust him.

      Figure the likes of Biden’s beotch and Cronyn would even waste time to reach out.

    755. Wes says:

      If Manchin were to switch parties, it give McConnell the speakership and hopefully puts a serious block on the Democrats ability to legislate until the Midterms.

      That’d be an interesting development, SDC, since the Speakership is an office of the House–a political body neither McConnell nor Manchin has ever served in.

    756. jason says:

      Heh, since wes did not put the prior comment in quotes I almost joked that he needed some coffee this morning. Then I read the whole post.

    757. jason says:

      is that really so much to ask?”

      Only if I have to go with you.

    758. jason says:

      Munchkin will,sell out.

      Don’t trust him.

      Figure the likes of Biden’s beotch and Cronyn would even waste time to reach out.”

      I don’t think he will switch. Or go Indie and caucus with Rs, which is slightly more likely. He should, he has people in a leadership position in his own party calling him a liar.

      I also thought Manchin would sell out. Maybe he will now that he made his point. He is a liberal, just not a Marxist.

      My hope is that his demands will not be acceptable to the progressives in the House.

    759. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      jason and Bitterlaw:
      This article about election shenanigans in Pennsylvania comes from a very reputable publication and journalist.

      I am curious about what the two of you(and others) think.

      https://thefederalist.com/2021/12/21/new-videos-capture-delaware-county-officials-hiding-evidence-of-alleged-election-fraud/

    760. jason says:

      “President Joe Biden’s approval rating sank to a record low in the latest Marist Poll amid a nationwide surge in COVID-19 cases.

      Perhaps the most alarming drop for the White House and Democrats heading into the midterm election year is Biden’s support among independents.

      Two-thirds of independent voters disapprove of Biden, including half who strongly disapprove. Both numbers are up at least 30 points since he took office.

      Just 29 percent of independents approve of his job performance”

      This should trigger an Amoral Scumbag post about Fauci, Trump and me.

    761. jason says:

      It already triggered JeffP moron to say “Trump is as culpable of Covid……”.

      TDS is a sad disease.

    762. jason says:

      I am curious about what the two of you(and others) think.”

      I think the election system in PA is rotten to the core and I want no part of it.

      I am sure someone will say the only way to fix it might be to keep voting R and elect a majority R PA house and senate.

      Oh wait…

    763. jason says:

      Figure the likes of Biden’s beotch and Cronyn would even waste time to reach out.”

      Why would Biden’s Beotch be trying to undermine Biden’s Presidency by flipping Manchin to R?

      Are you sure he is not lobbying Murkowski to switch to the Dems?

    764. Bitterlaw says:

      Sheeple – It seems like crimes were committed. They won’t be charged because the Delco DA is a Soros puppet, the PA AG is a Dem, and the Federal Prosecutor in Philadelphia (who covers this area) is a Biden puppet.

    765. jason says:

      “New whistleblower videos capture Delaware County, Pennsylvania officials plotting to recreate missing election data from the November 2020 contest, with one official later bragging that the local Democrat district attorney “owes him.” These recordings represent the latest evidence of the alleged fraud officials in the Pennsylvania county undertook to hide widespread violations of the state’s election laws, according to a source familiar with the recordings.”

      I am sure Bitter will soon be here to tell us “election fraud only happens in Philly Co. primaries” (and in any case only in the “bad” areas” at that) nothing to see here.

    766. jason says:

      There we go. “Crimes were committed” but “nothing will happen”.

      Time to move on, but don’t forget to keep voting R.

    767. Bitterlaw says:

      Zzzzzzzzzz. I never said election fraud in PA only happens in Philadelphia primaries. I said that election fraud IN PHILADELPHIA primarily occurs in the Democratic primaries because the Dem will win the GE easily due to the 7-1 registration.

      I’m not sure what was incorrect about saying crimes were committed but they won’t be prosecuted. I guess jason just wants to feel important and wise when he is really just a quitter.

    768. Bitterlaw says:

      There is fraud in PA. Fortunately, Democrats have little interest in legislative and judicial races.

    769. jason says:

      wise when he is really just a quitter.”

      Isn’t that a violation of our truce?

      It’s ok, just send $100 to the York Co. ASPCA dogs.

    770. jason says:

      I guess jason just wants to feel important”

      Sniff… does that mean I am NOT important?

      Some A-holes have a cruel streak running through them.

    771. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      777. Wes, thanks for pointing out the error , I should have used the term Majority Leader

    772. Bitterlaw says:

      I believe the truce dealt with the word “never.” I could search the Annals but I will save time and GFY.

    773. jason says:

      I thought we had a truce on this “quitter” BS.

    774. jason says:

      I could explore the annals but I prefer your solution.

      GFY.

    775. jason says:

      The Delco Co. DA takes these “fabricated and wholly without merit” allegations seriously.

      “These allegations have evoked a response from the District Attorney’s Office stating it
      will investigate,” Lazarus said. “It is the duty of the District Attorney to pursue all credible complaints, and we will support the DA’s efforts to pursue this matter.”

      Patch has reached out to the District Attorney’s Office for more information on the investigation.

      “We are confident that in the end the allegations will be proven to be fabricated and wholly without merit, and that our systems are worthy of your trust,” Lazarus said.

      You can’t make this sh-t up.

    776. Bitterlaw says:

      So we have a truce over the truce.

    777. Phil says:

      For the record, the Texas curriculum requires a full year of Texas history.

    778. Bitterlaw says:

      DCCC

    779. jason says:

      Bitter wuz robbed…

    780. Bitterlaw says:

      A full year? Does each defender of the Alamo get a day?

    781. Phil says:

      Lol

      They did in my class.

    782. jason says:

      I have an Alamo joke. But it is too politically incorrect. So I will tell it at the next A-hole Club Meeting.

    783. Tina says:

      The whole munchkin matter is a Drat affair, mixed in with the Potomac 2 step.

      A waste to think of a party switch.

    784. jason says:

      I am sure Amoral Scumbag is trying to log on from Bogo Pogo to post this, but Internet rates are expensive so I will save him some money.

      Yes, it is official, Biden is doing worse than Jimmy Carter on the economy. And that is with an inflated CNN poll.

      “In the latest CNN/SSRS poll, Biden comes in with a 44% approval rating to 55% disapproval rating among registered voters on his economic performance. This makes for a -9 point net approval rating. The average of all polls taken in December is quite similar with Biden at -13 points on the economy.

      To put that in perspective, the average president at this point in the last 44 years (since we have been polling on the topic) had a net economic approval rating of +5 points. That means Biden’s is 18 points worse than the average.”

    785. jason says:

      Manchin knows he would be ostracized as the most liberal R just like he is for being the most conservative Democrat.

      In our polarized politics, there is no good place for him. That is actually unfortunate.

      I think he should go Indy, caucus with Rs, and say he will vote his conscience on every vote.

    786. jason says:

      McConnell should promise him a vote on each of his priorities as part of the deal.

    787. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Elon Musk on California:

      “California used to be the land of opportunity and now it is… becoming more so the land of sort of overregulation, overlitigation, overtaxation,” he said, adding that it is “increasingly difficult to get things done” in California.”

    788. Tina says:

      Julie Kelly ??
      @julie_kelly2
      · 2h
      DOJ just informed a judge that the TOP 3 FBI agents handling the Whitmer “kidnapping” scheme will not testify in March.

      One accused of perjury; one ran a side security business; one beat his wife.

      All accused of entrapment.

      My update on imploding case: https://amgreatness.com/2021/12/21/was-the-fbis-whitmer-chicanery-a-warm-up-for-january-6/…
      Show this thread

    789. Meldrim says:

      #797, “These allegations have evoked a response from the District Attorney’s Office stating it
      will investigate,” Lazarus said. “It is the duty of the District Attorney to pursue all credible complaints, and we will support the DA’s efforts to pursue this matter.”

      You would think that, after the most recent scandal, that would be the end of Lazarus, but he *does* have a knack for rising from the dead ….

    790. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Tesla CEO Elon Musk declared he’s “not perverted enough” to be welcomed on CNN as the liberal network struggles through a series of embarrassing scandals.”

    791. Meldrim says:

      Update on my post #751:

      As I suspected, Jim Costa likely will run in the new, heavily Democratic iteration of Nunes’s CD, and the much more competitive CD that he is vacating is the likely spot for Josh Harder (whose own CD was made safely Republican). As I also suspected, Katie Porter knew that she was post in her new R+4 CD and will be running in a new district: She will be running in Michelle Steel’s CA-47, which is now D+6. It is not clear whether Steel will seek reelection there (which is a far more challenging district than her current one, and Porter will receive an immense amount of funding from Leftists), in Young Kim’s CD-45 (which was made a bit less Democrat than its current version) or perhaps in the CD that Porter is vacating. So the musical chairs may not stop yet.

      BTW, the more I think about it, the more I think that Tom McClintock, whose CD went from a safely GOP R+15 to a solidly (but not safely) GOP R+8, instead will run in the adjoining R+17 CA-05 that Harder will be vacating. That would leave the R+8 CA-03 as an open seat that will be won by a Republican, although perhaps not one as conservative as McClintock.

    792. jason says:

      I saw a Yahoo headline…

      Carson Wentz claims defensive player willfully “attacked his ability to reproduce”.

      I am sure Bitter witnessed this intriguing scene and can give us an intimate report.

    793. jason says:

      According to the county’s Publicity Department, Seyiti was born on June 25, 1886, during the imperial Qing dynasty – though this has yet to be internationally confirmed”

      The Chinese think they are superior because they have a Government Publicity Dept?

      Zzzzz… we have many. CNN, MSNBC, NPR, PBS, AP….

    794. jason says:

      Best zinger of the month?

      Elon Musk says he isn’t ‘Perverted Enough’ to be on CNN.

    795. jason says:

      It shows the Dems are not really concerned with “green energy”, just with the politics of it.

      Nobody is doing more to replace gas powered cars than Elon Musk, but because he is not woke enough, they hate him.

    796. jason says:

      Remember when Obama said his election marked the day the “oceans stopped rising”?

      Well, sorry, Biden can do better.

      According to Psaki, he “saved Xmas”.

      Jen Psaki: “As The New York Times said today, Christmas gifts are arriving on time…Good news. We’ve saved Christmas & that is b/c President Biden recognized this challenge early, acted as an honest broker…& focused on addressing…problems across the global supply chain.”

    797. jason says:

      I guess the follow-up would be “what exactly did Joe Biden to address the global supply chain”?

    798. Bitterlaw says:

      I think electric cars are a great idea. I think electric cars that are expensive with a range of about 200 miles are not good enough. When they are more reasonably priced and can go 400 miles like my Jeep, I will reconsider.

    799. jason says:

      Even if they go 400 miles it is still not as convenient as refueling at a gas pump.

    800. Wes says:

      jason says:
      December 22, 2021 at 10:54 am
      Manchin knows he would be ostracized as the most liberal R just like he is for being the most conservative Democrat.

      In our polarized politics, there is no good place for him. That is actually unfortunate.

      I think he should go Indy, caucus with Rs, and say he will vote his conscience on every vote.

      I ultimately think Manchin is a Yellow Dog Democrat who will stay loyal to the party, Jason.

      If he did switch parties though, as a general rule, party-switching Senators tend to align their votes with their new party. See Ben Nighthorse Campbell (D->R-CO) in 1995 and Arlen Specter (D->R->D-PA) in 2009.

    801. jason says:

      True, Jeffords too.

      Jeffords is actually the best example, because he swung the senate, albeit only for 18 months.

    802. jason says:

      I don’t think Manchin will switch either.

      He has voted to confirm some really extreme people in the Biden administration and to the courts, and he wants higher taxes.

      He is a liberal, just not extreme.

    803. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason – I may be giving away a multi-billion dollar idea or somebody is already doing it. If service stations had multiple batteries that could be switched out and placed in cars to replace the depleted batteries, it would be quick and efficient. However, cars would have to use a standard battery so the stations did not have to carry too many sizes.

    804. jason says:

      Btw, this was the arrangement Jeffords had.

      “Jeffords agreed to vote with the Democrats on all procedural matters except with permission of the whip, in exchange for the committee seats that would have been available to Jeffords had he been a Democrat during his entire Senate tenure. He was free to vote as he pleased on policy matters, but more often than not voted with the Democrats.”

    805. jason says:

      Jason – I may be giving away a multi-billion dollar idea or somebody is already doing it.”

      The problem is this is not your usual battery. They are huge and you would need a warehouse to store that many.

      Plus I don’t know how easy they are to switch out, probably not very easy at all.

    806. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Here are some issues with having an electric car.

      Your driving on a long trip and need a recharge, so you pull into the only station in the vicinity that has an electric charger. It will take four hours for you to recharge. An if the charger(s) are already in use it could take hours longer.

      A recent study showed it was more expensive to charge and maintain an electric car at public charging stations than to pay for gas for a gas-powered cars. However, if you have solar panels on you house, and charge from them,there was a significant savings. Have a friend who has an electric car for local use, which he charges from panels on his house, and a gas car for long trips. There are benefits to electric cars, there not as noisy, usually drive nicely and if you home recharging it’s a lot cheaper than buying $6.00-$8.00 a gallon for gas.

    807. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Here is a link to the study referred to in Post 831.

      https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.freep.com/amp/6110815001

    808. Bitterlaw says:

      My idea was based on the idea that batteries would get smaller and easier to switch out.

      One of my friends has solar panels on his house and charges his electric car from that. He uses that car for trips around town. He also has a regular SUV for longer trips.

    809. Bitterlaw says:

      https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/congresswoman-mary-gay-scanlon-carjacked-and-robbed-in-philadelphia/ar-AAS4i9s?ocid=uxbndlbing

      I was in my office at 2:45 pm. FDR Park is close to the stadiums in Philadelphia (Eagles/Phillies/Sixers/Flyers). Not sure why she was having a meeting in a park.

    810. NYCmike says:

      Her constituent thanked her by filling the trunk with filled-in 2024 Presidential ballots, for use if necessary.

    811. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag’s candidate for President:

      “For the moment, Avenatti is living with a friend in a small apartment in Venice Beach. He wears an ankle monitor and, for the most part, doesn’t go anywhere. Instead he has time to consider all he has lost:

      The apartment sits beneath the flight path to the Santa Monica terminal where he used to fly jets. Engines roar overhead. The last time he flew private, in January 2020, he was shackled. Federal marshals chartered a plane to take him to the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, where he spent 74 days in solitary confinement, in the high-security cell once occupied by El Chapo, one level above the unit where Jeffrey Epstein was held.

      The last time he drove a race car, his most beloved and expensive habit, was 1,411 days ago. The last time he had a Grey Goose martini (up, two olives) and a New York strip at Craig’s, his preferred hangout in West Hollywood, was 709 days ago. The last time he wore his five-figure Patek Philippe Nautilus watch, before it was seized by the government, was 708 days ago. The last time he talked to his former client, Stormy Daniels, was February 2019. The last time a reporter asked him about running for president was March 24, 2019, the Sunday before his arrest. The last time he saw his parents was Thanksgiving 2019…

      Avenatti always performed best with others watching, and no one has been watching for a very long time. He has endless days and weeks to think about the downward trajectory of his life, which he doesn’t like to do when he is alone, which, inconveniently, is most of the time. “If I start thinking about the relationships I had that I no longer have, the opportunities I had that I no longer have, the freedom I had that I no longer have, the wealth and things I used to have that I no longer have, the notoriety and the adoration I used to have that I no longer have — I mean, it’ll destroy me,” he says. “I have to push it out of my mind, because it’s been such a gargantuan fall.”

    812. jason says:

      Not sure why she was having a meeting in a park.”

      Fortunately this never happens in Philadelphia, only in Bad Philadelphia.

    813. lisab says:

      El Norte Recuerda
      @Vanessid
      ·
      2h
      Hi, I have 90K in student loans as a first gen college student, Mexican indigenous descendant, single mother, and child of immigrants. I’d rather die than pay them back. And either outcome makes no difference to lenders because the debt isn’t real, but my life’s value is.

    814. lisab says:

      President Biden
      @POTUS
      United States government official
      Today, I announced my Administration is extending the pause on federal student loan repayments for an additional 90 days.

    815. lisab says:

      President Joe Biden extended a pause on student loan payments for another 90 days.
      Democrats praised the move but urged the president to take further action and cancel the debt.

    816. mnw says:

      838 lisab

      RE: “Vanessid”:

      Ugh. Why animals eat their young, & why it’s not a bad idea.

      It used to be that being severely delinquent on student loans (let alone just blowing them off!) would disqualify a job applicant from federal employment, but… I suspect the Biden regime has corrected that.

    817. Bitterlaw says:

      Fortunately this never happens in Philadelphia, only in Bad Philadelphia.

      Jason – Are you saying that every neighborhood in Philadelphia is exactly the same? I am sure that the residents of North Philadelphia would be surprised to learn that Rittenhouse Square is the same as their neighborhood.

      Do you say the same thing about Chicago, New York and LA or is it just your hatred of Philadelphia that blinds you to the good things in Philadelphia?

      Ma- GFY

    818. jason says:

      This won’t help lisab pay off her loans…

      “Minnesota School Board Votes to Provide Extra Pay to Non-White Teachers”

    819. jason says:

      Ma, they caught on….not.

    820. jason says:

      because the debt isn’t real”

      Normal.

    821. jason says:

      Funny.

      “It was reported that one of the most popular dog names last year was “Fauci”

      Comment:

      “Probably little ankle biters”

    822. lisab says:

      This won’t help lisab pay off her loans…
      ————–

      teachers have their loans forgiven

    823. mnw says:

      What angers me about “Vanessid” & her student loans, is that for someone her age, presumably early ’20s, paying back the $90000 she CLAIMS she borrowed* would be a nuisance but not a life-destroyer.

      Did she borrow wisely? Could she have gone somewhere less expensive & gotten the same degree? And what degree did she GET? Did she contemplate the earning power she could expect to have with that degree?

      As Lisab points out, “teachers have loans forgiven.” So do people who work for a few years in rural clinics. Govt employees in various occupations (e.g., federal law enforcement; I never had any loans) can APPLY to have their loans reduced or forgiven entirely also.

      I suspect “Vanessid” ignored all these factors and considerations, but that’s probably because rayciss. I’m sure “Vanessid” thinks so.

      *is she exaggerating to make her hardship more compelling, perhaps?

      .

    824. lisab says:

      presumably early ’20s, paying back the $90000 she CLAIMS she borrowed
      ——————-

      oh i am pretty sure she is telling the truth

      i had an acquaintance who owed $195,000 for a masters in fine arts … he was mostly a performance artist … he would pretend to be homeless as art … not joking

      obviously he could not even begin to pay. the government did not even try to get their money back.

      were i queen, i would make schools give out the loans. engineering? med school? education? sure, here is a loan … art, gender studies, archaeology? not so much.

    825. lisab says:

      but … in fairness to the students

      at 18 they are being asked to make financial decisions that they are not prepared to make

      and way too many people are being told, “follow your heart”

      noooooooo … the difference between those who studied acting and those who studied teaching is that some of us knew we would eventually have to eat

    826. Bitterlaw says:

      Lisab – I noted your post where you referred to your “eldest daughter.” I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    827. Tom says:

      Government and the Universities are primarily responsible for the student debt problem. Government expropriated the student loan program and did what government always does – abandoned any sense of fiscal or economic responsibility. Given a blank check from the government, the universities went berserk with administrative overhead, country club student facilities, and useless, feel good academic programs. Parents have some responsibility also in not discouraging their kids from majoring in useless degrees. My daughter wanted to major in photography. We told her that photography would be a great minor, but she needed to major in something she could get a job with and that is what we would pay for. She majored in math education.

    828. Tom says:

      Before we forgive any student loans we should claw back significant funds from the universities that overcharged, especially the Ivy League schools with multi-billion dollar endowment funds.

    829. jason says:

      I am old school. You borrow money, you know what it will cost, you pay it back. No free lunch.

    830. jason says:

      So will SCOTUS throw out Biden’s business vaccine mandate?

      I think yes since they fast tracked it.

      If they didn’t intend to reverse the 6th circuit panel, why take it up in a hurry?

    831. jason says:

      Close to a million cases of Covid worldwide yesterday, with about 7500 deaths, most of those ue to Delta, not Omicron.

      Britain had 100k cases, 140 deaths. Italy 36k cases, 129 deaths.

    832. Bitterlaw says:

      Walt is very old school. If you borrow money, pay it back. If you don’t, he will burn down your house, salt your fields, kill your livestock any enslave your family.

    833. jason says:

      This has to be wrong. We have our own attorney here at HHR, and he assures us that only Bad Philadelphia has crime, not Philadelphia, what is the big deal?

      “Philadelphia attorney says crime ‘out of control’ after Dem lawmaker is carjacked at gunpoint

      Criminal justice attorney Bill Brennan joined “Fox & Friends First” on Thursday to discuss rampant crime, arguing it is “out of control” just one day after a Democrat congresswoman was carjacked at gunpoint in Philadelphia. Brennan told Benjamin Hall the city is now like the “Wild West” because of the surge.

      BILL BRENNAN: How you can not see it or deny it is beyond the pale. I saw that former Mayor Michael Nutter wrote an op-ed and some of the national newspapers picked it up, where he called [Larry] Krasner out. And you know, I have to agree with him. I was driving home from a holiday celebration the other night in the heart of Center City and couldn’t get through the street because some young guys on ATVs and motorbikes were just blocking traffic, laughing, you know, circling cars. It’s the Wild West. It’s Dodge City. And it’s a damn shame, really. Philadelphia is a wonderful, welcoming city, and it’s become really just out of control”

    834. jason says:

      I am sure it was an oversight, he should have said Bad Philadelphia is the Wild West, not Philadelphia.

      Bitter is going to write him to make sure he corrects this outrageous statement.

    835. jason says:

      And it’s a damn shame, really. Philadelphia is a wonderful, welcoming city, and it’s become really just out of control”

      This guy must also “hate Philadelphia”, like anyone else who points out Philadelphia, huh, I mean Bad Philadelphia is high crime, drug ridden and corrupt.

    836. Bitterlaw says:

      Zzzzzzzzzzz Jason is incapable of anything but all or nothing thinking. In his mind, because there are murders in West Oak Lane, Rittenhouse Square is also a war zone.

      As I said before, I would rather be shot and killed in Philadelphia than spend the rest of my life where Jason lives.

    837. jason says:

      Thank God our Philadelphia expert thinks there is nothing to see here, these are only stats for Bad Philadelphia.

      “So far in 2021, the Philadelphia Police Department has reported 521 homicides, which is a 13% increase compared to 2020 and the city’s highest number of killings since at least 2007.

      The City of Philadelphia is seeing at least an 80% increase in carjackings in 2021, compared to the total number in 2020, police told FOX 29 earlier this month.”

    838. jason says:

      Bitter should sue the police for saying “the City of Philadelphia” is seeing an 80% increase in carjackings.

      It’s not the City of Philadelphia. It is only in the City of Bad Philadelphia.

    839. jason says:

      See, according to Bitter, 521 homicides are not a problem, because most of them occurred in the “bad” areas.

      There are “nice” neighborhoods with less crime, so it is unfair to say Philadelphia is crime ridden.

    840. Bitterlaw says:

      I guess when you live in the middle of nowhere, everywhere else is scary.

      Jason probably thinks Rittenhouse Square was named for his hero,

    841. jason says:

      In his mind, because there are murders in West Oak Lane, Rittenhouse Square is also a war zone.”

      In his mind, because Rittenhouse Square has less crime than Oak Lane, you can’t say Philadelphia is crime ridden.

    842. jason says:

      I guess when you live in the middle of nowhere, everywhere else is scary.”

      Zzzzzzzz…. this from someone who never goes anywhere and grew up in an environment of privilege and safety.

      I grew in a much less privileged and much more dangerous environment and have a lifetime of traveling and working in unsafe places Bitter would never dream of going to.

      GFY.

    843. Bitterlaw says:

      Every homicide is unacceptable. Still, it is better to work in a crime ridden city and take my chances than work in Jason’s Snoozeville.

    844. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason must be auditioning to replace Tgca.

    845. Bitterlaw says:

      Being accused of acting like Tgca is worth points. Please submit your Points Request by 5:00 today. The Points Office is closed tomorrow.

    846. Bitterlaw says:

      I wonder if Tgca will appear for Christmas.

    847. jason says:

      Damm, it IS Xmas, Bitter is giving away points.

    848. jason says:

      Jason’s Snoozeville.”

      Zzzzzz……. hmmm, wait.

      You think it is all fun and games in this area?

      We had a rabid fox that bit one person and three dogs last week.

      Ok it was north of here in Hampden Township, but the fox could have traveled.

      Of course if it comes around here, Lupita will stomp it to death, she hates foxes, coyotes, raccoons, skunks, possums, and bears. She tolerates squirrels and chipmunks.

    849. Bitterlaw says:

      How are the victims of the fox doing?

    850. jason says:

      Only the person bit had to take rabies shots, the dogs were already vaccinated.

      The fox was not apprehended, but presumed dead because it would typically die after a few days.

    851. jason says:

      So Bitter, what does “outcome” mean, it doesn’t mean “verdict” right?

      “A Minneapolis jury reached an “outcome” on Thursday in the trial of Kim Potter, a former police officer charged with fatally shooting Daunte Wright, a Black motorist — accidentally, she’s claimed, by grabbing her gun instead of a Taser.

      Hennepin County Judge Regina Chu is expected to reveal the outcome — reached by a panel of two Asian Americans, one Black person and nine whites — between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. CST.”

    852. jason says:

      I think the cop made an honest mistake, she fired her gun instead of the taser in what was a stressful situation, so I don’t think she should do jail time. The person shot was trying to get away and did present a threat to the other officer. Several witnesses testified she would have been justified in using her gun.

      However, from what I gather, a mistake is not grounds for acquittal, so maybe a suspended sentence, community service, etc.

    853. jason says:

      fter Biden said today that Manchin “was speaking to a liberal caucus in the House and said ‘Joe Biden didn’t mislead you, I misled you,'” the White House follows up: “The President wanted to clarify that Senator Manchin did not characterize himself as having been ‘misleading.’

      I am sure Amoral Scumbag will soon be here with all the MSM “HE LIED” headlines.

      3, 2, 1……crickets.

    854. Tom says:

      858. Bitter you omitted drink from your skull from the list.

    855. jason says:

      Guilty of manslaughter. The war on police continues.

    856. mnw says:

      “maybe a suspended sentence, community service, etc”?

      After the trial judge called the jurors who convicted her on all counts, exactly as charged, “heroes of the judicial system”?

    857. Country Dick Montana says:

      If I were Minnesota cos I would simply sit in my car. No more traffic stops, no more arrests and for sure no more cooperation with politically motivated DA’s. Let the people get a real good look at live without LEO.

    858. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden Job Approval:
      Approve 40%
      Disapprove 56%

      @trafalgar_group
      1,073 LV, 12/18-21
      https://thetrafalgargroup.org/news/nat-biden

    859. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden Job Approval

      Among adults (1,500):
      Approve 39%
      Disapprove 49%
      .
      Among RV (1,315):
      Approve 42%
      Disapprove 50%

      @YouGovAmerica@TheEconomist, 12/19-21

    860. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden Job Approval:
      Approve 41%
      Disapprove 57%

      @Rasmussen_Poll
      1,500 LV, 12/20-22
      https://rasmussenreports.com/public_content

    861. mnw says:

      885 CDM

      That’s already been happening ever since George Floyd in many big cities.

      It’s a form of passive protest which occurs when police feel they aren’t receiving community support.

      Difficult to quantify, but it’s definitely out there, imo.

      The same thing has been happening in several of the Soros DA offices, except there the tell tale sign of poor morale is high turnover.

    862. Country Dick Montana says:

      “That’s already been happening ever since George Floyd in many big cities.”

      Not quick enough. A 2 week “blue flu” would get peoples attention. I am tired of it. Let these cities get exactly what they deserve…mayhem

      I am also in agreement with you the Kyle Rittenhouse is a fat little dumb chit cop wannabe that should thanks his lucky azz that that the DA overcharged. He would do us all a favor if he would just disappear. I would trade his acquittal for Potter’s conviction any day of the week.

      As far as Biden’s low approval, who cares. We still have 3 years of that corpse and a GOP that can’t do a thing.

      I am in a bad mood today.

      Merry Christmas you filthy animals.

    863. NYCmike says:

      Don’t understand the hate for Rittenhouse.

      He solved the rioting/looting problem in Kenosha with less than 10 shots fired, and with an extreme ROE limited to only people trying to harm him, despite the large number of other “innocents” who potentially could have been in harms way.

    864. mnw says:

      CDM

      Fwiw, that WAY overstates my opinion about Rittenhouse. I think a person with anything like average common sense would’ve stayed home, & not driven into the middle of an ongoing riot in another city. That’s about it.

      Since he was acquitted, & since I saw his Tucker interview, I kind of like him more than I used to.

    865. NYCmike says:

      Merry Christmas to you as well!

      Or as the NYC cabbies used to say “Happy Christmas, Merry New Year!”.

    866. Bitterlaw says:

      CDM – GFY. Gasoline prices soared when you retired. This is on you.

      Merry Christmas.

    867. NYCmike says:

      The situation with the officer is horrible, and I feel sorry for her.

    868. Country Dick Montana says:

      I have despised that little basterd from the moment he did it. I have been handling guns my entire life. In the international pipeline business you end up in bad places (think Nigeria) and sometimes bad situations and I never had to pull a gun.

      Don’t need the smug little chit being the face of responsible gun owners.

      True story, I have a young relative who served in the Marines in Irag and Afghanistan. His “tool” so to speak, was a M40A3. Look it up. He stalked and hunted people. He saw the results of his “work” up close. He came back a screwed up mess. Nightmares, seeing the faces of the people he killed, even though they were bad people trying to kill others. Thanks to the VA and several years of healing he has managed to get back to a normal life, with only occasional episodes.

      With any luck, young Kyle will see the faces of the people he killed in his dreams forever. Make him some type of hero if you want. It just lowers the bar.

    869. NYCmike says:

      Never used the word “hero”.

      I did state a fact – the looting and riots ended after that night.

      Is that incorrect? Maybe you have other information that I am not privy to.

    870. NYCmike says:

      “I have despised that little basterd from the moment he did it.”

      -“did it” = ran away from aggressive, potentially deadly individuals until he had no other choice, and then defended himself without harming any other people in close proximity.

    871. Country Dick Montana says:

      “I did state a fact – the looting and riots ended after that night.”

      Coincidence is not Causation. I would imagine after that the politicians did what they should have dine in the first place and put cops on the street with arresting powers.

      “ran away from aggressive, potentially deadly individuals until he had no other choice”

      His choice was to keep his dumb azz at home. If he was there as a so called EMT, he did not need a gun. And he was running because he had already killed someone.

      When I am sitting in a duck blind or a tree stand and put a shell in the shotgun and take off the safety I have every intent of killing something. Rittenhouse did all of those things too.

      Rittenhouse is no Nick Sandmann. Rittenhouise is your hero, not mine.

    872. Country Dick Montana says:

      And I am finished with this conversation. Luckily, like a conservative professor at a university, there are enough of us gun owners and sportsmen who feel the same way and simply won’t say much as it conflicts with the views of people with whom on other subjects we typically agree.

    873. NYCmike says:

      “Rittenhouise is your hero, not mine.”

      -YOUR choice of words again, not mine.

      I would say “concerned citizen”, and I hope if my neighborhood in Brooklyn ever saw the same type of destruction those mobs perpetrated on previous nights, that I would have enough guts to stand up like he and others did. The state I live in doesn’t give a citizen like me much choice in the matter, to be honest, as I don’t have firearms available, but if I did it would be a tough decision to make, and I hope you would back me up.

      If not, so be it.

      I guess you would let them burn your town down.

    874. NYCmike says:

      “When I am sitting in a duck blind or a tree stand and put a shell in the shotgun and take off the safety I have every intent of killing something.”

      -It’s funny – whenever there is an interview with someone like a Navy SEAL, they always mention evasion as the first resort, and all of the guns as last resort. They rarely speak about killing as their main goal, as you just did.

      Rittenhouse said he had a gun to defend himself if needed. I believe him, since he backed that up by not harming anyone else other than those who attacked him.

    875. Tina says:

      Xi Biden did not know there would be a surge and was unaware of any mutations,

      Jack Posobiec Flag of United States
      @JackPosobiec
      ·
      22m
      Biden administration REJECTED plan for 732M tests a month in October to cope with the holiday COVID surge: Psaki attempts to defend president’s inaction by insisting there ‘wasn’t the demand’ at the time

    876. Cash Cow TM says:

      The sickness of the huma world has now spread to the animal kingdom.
      ********************************************
      DRUDGE
      “Chimp beaten to death by first apes she’d met after raised by humans…”
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      Sad.

    877. jason says:

      -“did it” = ran away from aggressive, potentially deadly individuals until he had no other choice, and then defended himself without harming any other people in close proximity.”

      I agree with this.

      I have handled guns most of my life too. I think the notion that if you have a loaded gun you intend to shoot someone is complete BS.

      Rittenhouse did nothing wrong, it was a clear case of self defense, and the idea that somehow he didn’t need a gun for self defense in that situation is also ludicrous.

      He is not a hero, but I do commend him for wanting to make a contribution to the safety of the city that he had a strong connection to.

    878. Cash Cow TM says:

      United Methodists reach settlement in Boy Scout’s bankruptcy case

      From “United Methodist Communications”
      ************************************************
      “United Methodist leaders have reached a settlement in the matter of the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) pending bankruptcy proceedings. Upon final court approval, the settlement would absolve any claims of sexual abuse that may have occurred in congregation-sponsored Scouting programs.”

      [Cow is not certain of who exactly the UMC negotiated with, and who exactly will be getting this $30 Million dollars.]

      “Under the terms of the settlement, United Methodists would raise and give $30 million over a three-year period into a fund that will be utilized to compensate survivors, and United Methodist congregations that charter Scout troops and packs would be released from all abuse claims involving Scouting activities.”

      [Sounds like a shakedown.]

      “The United Methodist Church has long worked proactively to prevent child abuse. The percentage of claims [I assume they mean sex abuse claims against the BSA] in the last 20 years potentially related to United Methodist congregations’ sponsored scouting units is less than 1 percent of all UMC claims.” [Cow assumes they mean less than 1% of all claims of sex abuse of Boy Scouts happened in in BSA troops sponsored by local UM churches].

      A “negotiated” $30 million settlement.
      To be paid to boys who were sexually abused while in the BSA.
      The UM CHURCH is paying $30 Million–for less than 1% of BSA sex abuse claims that apparently happened in BSA troop units sponsored by a UMC local church.

      But the CHURCH is not actually a PERSON and the CHURCH did not commit ANY act of sexual abuse.

      But hey, if you are going to sue the actual PERSONS who actually did commit sexual abuse–why not sue the UMC–since many of the local UMC congregations sponsored BSA troops and let them use the building to hold meetings.
      AND THE UMC DOES HAVE A LOT OF MONEY!
      ###########################################
      Crazy.
      Glad Walt has walked away from the UMC.

      He said they were crazy.
      *Support Hamas / anti-Isreal…
      *Full-fledged support for BLM…
      *Pro illegal immigration, open borders, church to provide sanctuaries for illegal aliens where they could stay and live to protect them from arrest and deportation (under existing U.S. law) …
      *Pro reparations for AAs in America due to slavery
      *Pro critical race theory where white people are inherently evil
      *Pro Man-Made Globull Warming
      *No action taken by District UMC appointed officials to deal with whack-a-doodle UMC pastors assigned by the UMC Grand Poo-bahs) to individual churches who refused to do their assigned duties (like actually show up to work at church during the day, hold office hours, visit the sick, hospitalized and shut-in congregants), fraudulently spent money on themselves, arbitrarily moved money from one local church account to another, refused to say in the Lord’s Prayer “Our FATHER”, etc., etc.
      *UMC ordaining and installing openly gay/lesbian pastors, District Supts., and Conference (Regional) leaders, requiring that UMC pastors marry gay/lesbian couples in local UMC churches–in direct violation of, and in defiance of, UMC Book of Discipline on these matters and numerous votes of U.S. and worldwide UMC conferences where the majority votes each time were opposed to allowing those things related to sexual orientation (which has led to a big split within the UMC–particularly in the U.S) where many congregations will soon be voting to leave the UMC and form another MC group in the U.S. that actually adheres to the current Book of Discipline).

      The UMC hierarchy originally said it is fine for congregations to vote to leave the UMC, but all the church buildings and property and cash assets and accounts of that congregation will remain the property of the NATIONAL UMC. And every penny of the hundreds of millions of dollars of cash and property assets of the UMC national organization would stay with the NATIONAL UMC and none would transfer to those congregations who left the UMC. Congregations that vote to leave the UMC cannot take any money in bank accounts, property or other real assets with them.

      BUT, after several years of thorny discussions, meetings and negotiations, the UMC Grand Poo-bahs have now agreed to allow local congregations that vote to leave the UMC to keep SOME of the cash/property assets of the local church. And now say SOME of the national UMC financial assets will be given back to the local withdrawing congregations (where the money amassed by the NATIONAL UMC came from in the first place). SOME of these many millions of dollars will go back to the churches that leave the UMC.
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      The UMC had become fellow travelers with the commie/socialist whack-a-doodles in the nation.

      Lots of issues and examples that led to Walt stopping his varied volunteering work with community and church youth, serving for decades on countless local church committees and governing boards, teaching adult Sunday School class, etc.

      Walt shook his head, said he had enough, stopped volunteering at his local church, resigned from his committees, closed his checkbook, and walked away.

    879. jason says:

      Pennsylvania Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed legislation Wednesday that would have provided more transparency to parents on the material their kids are being taught.”

      Of course he did.

    880. mnw says:

      Walt

      You did the right thing. I know it’s tough.

    881. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Biden’s covid over-promising was rooted in an understandable faith that vaccines would crush cases, but also in an unfounded belief that Trump/Red State policies were responsible for the spread, when the weather and the nature of the virus itself were the culprits all along.”

    882. Bitterlaw says:

      I will ask my Protestant HHR friends. Is it somewhat common to move from different denomination? I have friends who change churches based upon the ministers somewhat frequently. One friend grew up as a Methodist, later attended a Presbyterian church and is now an Episcopalian.

    883. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Money does not buy respect when your a creep:

      @Rasmussen_Poll
      “It has been reported that Mark Zuckerberg spent hundreds of millions of dollars to influence the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. Is this a good thing or a bad thing for American democracy?”

      – Democrats Only –
      Good: 12%
      Bad: 62%
      No Diff: 20%
      Not Sure: 7%

    884. jason says:

      According to the Guardian, Manchin kept the oceans from rising.

      “As imperfect a vehicle for progressive hopes as it is, the Biden presidency may be the last in a long time with both the desire and the capabilities to tackle social inequality, hold back the rise of the oceans, and safeguard American democracy. Manchin and his enablers may have just killed it. Progressives will never forgive, and they will never forget.”

    885. jason says:

      I mean, failed to hold back the rise of the oceans.

      Where is my coffee?

    886. jason says:

      I feel bad for Manchin.

      He caused the oceans to rise, cemented inequality and ended Democracy.

      Heavy, heavy burden.

    887. jason says:

      I have not made much headway instituting Inca religion among the deplorables.

      It could be that people think some of the rituals are too extreme. Go figure.

      “On the first day of every lunar month 100 pure-white llamas were driven into the Great Square, Huayaca Pata in Cuzco; they were moved about to the various images of the gods and then assigned to 30 priestly attendants, each representing a day of the month. The llamas were then sacrificed; chunks of flesh were thrown onto the fire, and the bones were powdered for ritual use. Ponchos or miniature vestments were burned in the offering. The Inca ruler wore his poncho only once: it was ceremoniously sacrificed in fire each day.

      Humans also were sacrificed. When the need was extreme, such as when a new Inca ruler assumed the royal fringe, 200 children might be immolated. Defeats, famine, and pestilence all called for human blood. Even a Chosen Woman from the Sun Temple might be taken out for sacrifice. Children, before being sacrificed, feasted “so that they would not enter the presence of the gods hungry and crying.” It was important in human sacrifice that the sacrificed person be without blemish. Many were chosen from the conquered provinces as part of regular taxation”

    888. Cash Cow TM says:

      ” Is it somewhat common to move from different denomination?”

      Bitter,

      Walt says he grew up Presbyterian and for the first 38 years. Mrs. Walt was very active in the Church of the Brethren. They have been card carrying Methodists for the past 35 years. The last 5 years or so being very unhappy card-carrying Methodists. Now attending one of the Methodist churches that will vote itself out of the UMC and join the “new” Methodist organization–which will adhere to the “old” Book of Discipline.

      All Christian Churches have the same basic singular belief that God sent his Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins. Then, various branches of the Christian faith split off over various issues like full immersion baptism vs. sprinkle water on head baptism. Walt has attended various Christian denominations and has felt comfortable in most of them.
      ******************************************
      Years ago, when the new middle-aged Presbyterian pastor who was hired (married to a nice-looking woman) began closely hugging, caressing and kissing all the young girls and women on the mouth at every church gathering–even when they protested and took actions to prevent such action–Walt and Mrs. Walt went to the church leaders and expressed their concern and discomfort by such behavior. Nothing changed. Walt and his family left that church and wound up in a wonderful Methodist Church with super people and a long history of actively serving the community.

      Internal structure-wise I still prefer the Presbyterian model. More of a bottom-up form with more local control. Presbyterians–the local congregation searches for and hires (or fires) a pastor.

      The UMC model is VERY top down in structure. The UMC District/Conference High Mucky Mucks assign pastors to the hundreds of local congregations in a District (A “Conference” encompasses all or part of several states). Local congregants have no say in who they get as pastor, can’t fire the pastor. The local church must pay the salary and lucrative benefits package of the pastor (which is determined and dictated by the District/Conference). A local UMC church must pay $800/year to the top UMC organization if they form or have a UM Women’s group (for the right to use “United Methodist” in the UM Women’s Group). Local UMC churches are pressured to pass 10% of their income on to the UMC High Mucky Mucks to pay the salaries/benefits of the High Mucky Mucks and other “administrative” costs–of which VERY little ever derives back to help the local UMC churches.
      Lots of “directives” come down from on high–such as no local UMC church can invest any portfolio investment assets in companies doing business in South Africa.

    889. jason says:

      No, Lupita is not white.

    890. Cash Cow TM says:

      Speaking of Manchin…
      ################################################
      I have mentioned before that the WV radio stations for months have been FLOODED with ads supporting and ads opposing Biden’s Build Back Better and Bankrupt America Bill. Tons of radio ads.

      ALSO, for many weeks we are getting full page ads in the local newspaper pushing the BBB bill and slamming Manchin.

      The newspaper ads are being paid for by the rather obscure splinter group “Working Man’s Party in WV” and other full-page ads are paid for by “The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for National Revival”.
      ***********************************************
      When Cow gets time, I will research them and where they are getting their money from (who is the big bucks donor behind their advertising blitz.

    891. Cash Cow TM says:

      After several days of searching, Cow finally found where he could actually buy some covid-19 test.

      Walgreens in Shepherdstown just got some in.

      Limit of 2 kits. (each containing 2 individual tests)

    892. jason says:

      Walt’s break from UMC reminds of my break from Republican politics. And pro-football.

      The local Rs no longer call me or invite me to functions. I don’t even know what the Broncos record is. I was invited to a SB party, I might show up without even knowing who is playing.

      Walt might enjoy doing other things, there will be life after UMC.

    893. Tina says:

      VANITY FAIR
      @VanityFair
      · 20h
      EXCLUSIVE: The White House dismissed a bold plan to ramp up rapid testing ahead of the holidays. http://vntyfr.com/juPRZ4h

    894. Tom says:

      916. We have a similar problem with our UMC in Ellicott City, MD. After being regular attenders for over 30 years, my wife and I quit going two years ago because they new Pastor was more concerned with a woke agenda then our spiritual needs. The irony being that the group they are trying to appease despises religion in general and Christianity in particular. We haven’t been able to find an alternative yet which saddens us greatly.

    895. Tina says:

      Two tiers of justice.

      67
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    896. Tina says:

      “Biden seems confused.”

      Cn and n

      https://t.co/wkyjPscOgZ

    897. jason says:

      He also said half a billion, excuse me, 500 million.

    898. Meldrim says:

      From the Editorial Page of New York Sun, Christmas, 1897
      ——————————————————–

      We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun:

      Dear Editor—
      I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, “If you see it in The Sun, it’s so.” Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?
      –Virginia O’Hanlon

      Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the scepticism of a sceptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours, man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.
      Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The external light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.
      Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies. You might get your papa to have men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if you did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive of or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.
      You tear apart the baby’s rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived could tear apart. Only faith, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.
      No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives and lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay 10 times 10,000 years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

    899. Cash Cow TM says:

      Radio news says the ACLU has come out opposed to and trying to get rid of Elf on the Shelf.

      They say it promotes spying.
      ###############################################
      I guess the ACLU also thinks it may lead to other similar nefarious things as well.

      If we don’t stand up against Elf on the Shelf, we will be probably be inundated with the likes of:

      Goof on the roof
      Whore on the floor
      Dork on the fork
      Retard on the yard
      Gecko on the deck-o
      Dork on a fork
      Wife on a knife
      Black on a tack
      transgender on the fender
      Poop on the stoop
      etc.

      I would type more examples, but Mrs. Walt ordered me to eat the past piece of apple pie or else she was going to pitch it.

      Cow likes apples.
      Cow would like to see “Hay on a Tray”.
      ********************************************
      Off to eat the apple pie…

    900. Tima says:

      Quote Tweet

      Josh Lederman

      Josh Wingrove
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      (Biden appeared to repeat the phrase back, as if unaware of its meaning.)

      @JoshNBCNews
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      Just now: While Biden and first lady were taking calls from the NORAD Tracks Santa program, a caller (a dad named Jared) ended the call with “Merry Christmas, and Let’s Go Brandon.”

      “Let’s Go Brandon, I agree,” Biden replied.

    901. Tina says:

      Yikes,

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      “Let’s Go Brandon, I agree,” Biden answered.

      https://twitter.com/charliespiering/status/1474443092954648579

    902. Bitterlaw says:

      I don’t know what spiritual needs are but I hope that everybody has those needs met.

      My relationship with God is simple. I don’t ask for anything and hope he spends his helping others.

    903. Bitterlaw says:

      His time helping otehrs.

    904. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      There is a growing intolerance developing in the California state university system, and at San Diego State University:

      “the Academic Senate for the CSU is now considering a proposal that would allow for revoking emeritus status “in cases of serious misconduct or just cause that contravenes basic university or public policy.”

      Does this mean conviction for a violent felony? Or not agreeing with the “basic university” policy of including a “land acknowledgment” (a statement that the land SDSU sits on once belonged to the Kumeyaay people) in one’s syllabus? Even more recently, a single administrator at SDSU mandated that all faculty going up for review, tenure, or promotion must now submit a “diversity statement” describing how they are responsive to diversity in their teaching, research, and service.”

    905. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Upon seeing disastrous results from a new NPR poll showing Hispanic approval at 41% and disapproval at 55%, President Biden ordered construction of the southern border wall to resume.

      “I have decided, due to no other reason other than my own principles, that it is in our nation’s best interest to keep those invading Latinx out… er, I mean, have secure borders”

      Babylon Bee

    906. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Sometimes Nate Silver talks himself over the ledge:

      @joshtpm
      Replying to @NateSilver538
      If we’re talking about NYC’s overreaction, I was looking at some numbers. The nationwide case rate has gone up 55% in the last two weeks. In NYC it has gone up 437%. Could it be possible this is the basis of NYC’s different reaction?

    907. jason says:

      What is the base number?

      If you have 1 case and you go to 5 that is a 400% increase.

    908. Cash Cow TM says:

      Walt wanted me to pass along this consumer alert.
      #################################################

      Early this morning the wash machine stopped working and she asked Walt to check on that as she was leaving to buy Covid test kits. He found the circuit button on an outlet had tripped and need to be pushed in.

      This afternoon, she asked Walt about the washer and what he found out. Walt took her to the laundry room, got down on his knees to get to the electric outlet under the ironing board to show her the little circuit reset button that he pushed to make the circuit work again.

      But there was a little plug-in air freshener that blocked her line of view so Walt pulled it out of the socket so she could see the reset button…

      …and HOT, RED, SCENTED WAX in the open container ON TOP OF of the heated air freshener spilled out all over Walt’s hand, the light-colored wall, the light-colored wall socket, the light-colored floor and the legs of the white ironing board.

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      It only took Walt about half an hour to clean up the mess. He grumbled that it was probably another Chinese invention designed to maim and kill Americans–like overly long shoelaces.

    909. Cash Cow TM says:

      “new Pastor was more concerned with a woke agenda then our spiritual needs.”
      )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

      Tom,

      EXACTLY!

      The new batch of UMC preachers (ages 45-60) do not think it is their job to visit parishioners who are sick, shut-in or hospitalized.

      Nor to show up for office hours during the week.

      Nor to teach any adult Sunday School classes.

      Nor to even show up at church during the Sunday School hour, or other events at the church during the week.

      Nor to preach any series of sermons on some pertinent topic. (They all just download prewritten and canned sermons from the Lexionary readily available to them on-line.)

      When they take vacation, they make sure it starts on a Sunday and ends on a Sunday so the church has to pay for two Sundays of guest pastors to preach the services.

    910. Tom says:

      938. They will rue this one day as the UMC collapses around them. I don’t relish the idea of attending the Baptist church, but at least they are staying true to their principles.

    911. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      939. Agree 100%

    912. Wes says:

      So I just watched John Carpenter’s They Live (1988) based on Ray Nelson’s short story Eight O’Clock in the Morning.

      Carpenter is an unabashed liberal and intended the movie at the time as a two-tier satire of the media and Reagan-Era America. That said, despite all the plot conventions of its cheesy ’80s plot, it’s actually an effective satire of Joe Biden’s America.

      The plot is that aliens that look like rotting corpses–though they look like normal humans except with the aid of specially designed sunglasses until the final scene–have taken control of the media and begun using wealthy collaborators to dumb down the populace and make ordinary humans into a servant class devoted to promoting the Aliens’ way of life.

      It was Carpenter’s second foray into the low-budget independent movies he was most comfortable with following Prince of Darkness (1987) and is, I would argue, his most prescient and timeless movie. While Carpenter may have meant it as as satire of the rise of conservatism under Reagan in the ’80s, he couldn’t have known he would be hitting a bullseye in highlighting the dominance of his own side of the political aisle in the media three decades after the film’s release.

      It just goes to show the most timeless movies can eventually come to be critiques of the exact opposite of the things they were initially planned to lampoon or excoriate.

    913. mnw says:

      to chew bubble gum and

      Rowdy Roddy could act a little, at least within a narrow range.

    914. Cash Cow TM says:

      Wishing all my fellow MOO-chachos in the barnyard a Merry Christmas!
      *********************************************
      And also wishing almost all who post here a Merry Christmas. (not the trolls).

      May you each get a Christmas stocking filled with things that bring you much joy.

      Enjoy your family members and cherish the good moments together.

      May you have peace in your hearts today–and refrain from fighting with each other here for one day. Let’s have a Christmas Peace just like they did on the WWI battlefield lo those many years ago.

    915. jason says:

      In the spirit of Xmas and Cash Cow’s request, I will not be fighting with anyone today.

      Those that want to fight with me can GFTs.

    916. Bitterlaw says:

      Merry Christmas. GFY tomorrow.

    917. jason says:

      GFY starting tomorrow.

    918. jason says:

      My Xmas started out well with scrapple, sausage, bacon and corned beef hash. Yes, I skipped the ham since there is ham for lunch, GF.. huh, please mind your own business.

      But then I spent a couple hours trying to come up with something non-controversial to post and couldn’t think of anything, I feel like a faiure.

    919. Wes says:

      Great start to Christmas:

      Yuengling and Boston creme eclairs before the main course of ham, toast, bacon, and rice.

      Yum.

    920. jason says:

      I am glad wes is helping the PA economy by drinking Yuengling.

      I am helping the NC economy with a NC ham.

    921. Bitterlaw says:

      Non-controversial? Well, Tgca is not here. Ronald Reagan was a great President.

    922. jason says:

      I thought of buying my wife one of those robot vacuum cleaners but I think house cleaning is good exercise and I don’t want her to be deprived of that benefit. I hope she likes the new pressure cooker, I told her the time saved from cooking will allow for more time for house cleaning exercise.

      I had left some good gun ads strategically placed around the house as a hint, but alas, I only got a new hunting jacket.

    923. jason says:

      I am avoiding controversial statements like Sherman was right to burn down Atlanta, Eisenhower was responsible for the Cold War, McCain was more of a conservative and Republican than Trump and the Patriots are the biggest cheaters in football, because it is Xmas. I want everyone to just get along.

    924. Gordon Allen says:

      #939/941.Almost everyone does on those( except Biden’s handlers), or Germany.
      I’m glad we all agree there is no military option, defined as US forces intervening, which I’ve been (only) saying for weeks.
      Russia with 150,000 +/- troops is way short of having a force large enough to over run AND occupy the Ukraine, although perhaps not the Donetz basin. Ukraine itself is not helpless militarily.
      I imagine Putin’s end game is likely( albeit not certain) having a commitment not to extend NATO to include Ukraine , and thus Nato troops on his doorstep there.As Germany for sure would oppose that, as would probably the Eastern European states as well,that’s giving nothing(already likely) for nothing.
      At the risk of sending Jason into orbit, the difference is China does have the capability to seize Taiwan whole, and has sworn publicly to ,one way or the other, have Taiwan submit to China’s political control during Xi’s lifetime.
      Putin has not said that about Ukraine. One risks a real war, the other not so much unless everyone is crazy.

    925. Bitterlaw says:

      Gordon – No fighting today. Merry Christmas.

    926. jason says:

      Actually Taiwan is much better equipped to resist a Chinese invasion than the Ukraine is to resist a Russian invasion, but I don’t expect Neville Allen to know that.

      And I hope NATO tells Putin to take a flying leap into the Volga, he doesn’t get to decide who does or doesn’t join NATO.

    927. jason says:

      Bernie Sanders says the AFL-CIO invented Xmas.

      I am sure the AFL-CIO conservatives here agree.

      “It was the labor movement that brought you the holiday weekend.

      — Bernie Sanders”

    928. jason says:

      I’m glad we all agree there is no military option, defined as US forces intervening, which I’ve been (only) saying for weeks.”

      Who agreed with that garbage?

      I think the US has a lot of military options, which I have (only) been saying for weeks.

    929. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The Ukraine is not asking for NATO troops, but would like more sohisticated weaponry — we should be airlifting it to the Ukraine now. Putin’s long-term strategy is to destabilize not just the Ukraine, but NATO as well. Putin knows Biden is mentally impaired. Afghanistan proved Biden to be a complete paper tiger. Trump would never have allowed Putin to act in this manner. As the Iranians learned, provoking Trump is dangerous. Putin both feared and respected Trump. The Democrats attack Putin, yet are unwilling to effectively stand up to him.

    930. Bitterlaw says:

      Does the Christmas Truce last until midnight on the East Coast? It’s already December 26th in much of the world.

    931. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Merry Christmas from the West Coast. And deep appreciation for the birth of Jesus and the sacrifice he made for us.

    932. mnw says:

      SDC

      The U.S. & NATO watched Russia annex Crimea in 2014 without a whimper. Not a shot was fired. (OK, there WAS a whimper.) Most people don’t even know that Crimea even was until recently part of Ukraine– at least on paper.

      The West lost all credibility regarding Ukraine’s territorial integrity in 2014. Putin knows this, of course. So does NATO. So does the U.S.

      This is all Kabuki now. WITHOUT including Crimea, the govt in Kiev can now lay claim to controlling perhaps 55% of its own territory.

    933. jason says:

      Isolationist BS.

      I suppose in WWII mnw would have said if Hitler took Poland, that would entitle him to all of Europe.

      Putin wants to recreate the Soviet Union, the Ukraine is only one step of a grand plan.

      We either stop it now or stop it later. It is a lot easier and less expensive to stop it now.

    934. jason says:

      The Ukraine is not asking for NATO troops, but would like more sohisticated weaponry — we should be airlifting it to the Ukraine now. Putin’s long-term strategy is to destabilize not just the Ukraine, but NATO as well. ”

      Yes, we should start a major airlift NOW.

    935. jason says:

      Does the Christmas Truce last until midnight on the East Coast? It’s already December 26th in much of the world.”

      No.

      GFY.

    936. jason says:

      the govt in Kiev can now lay claim to controlling perhaps 55% of its own territory.”

      Sounds like it is time to assert control over 100% of its territory.

    937. Bitterlaw says:

      New thread. It’s a Christmas Miracle.