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    Open Thread 2022

    We are in an election year now so things should pick up around here soon…just not today….

    Posted by Dave at 3:21 pm
    Filed under: General | Comments (614)

    614 Responses to “Open Thread 2022”

    1. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      1st.

    2. Jeff G. says:

      Dos.

    3. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Article in journal Nature seems to contradict Fauci’s booster fetish. Perhaps there is some truth to the claim Omicron is an “epidemic of the vaccinated”.

      “Good timing is a key to success — even for riding out the Omicron wave. Research from Japan suggests that COVID-19 vaccination followed months later by a breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 infection offers greater protection against the Omicron variant than do closely spaced vaccination and infection.”

      It does not help things that two rambling old men, Biden and Fauci, seem to be in control of our response to the epidemic — a response that has been a massive failure.

    4. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason – I did not get my issue of I Never Served in the Miltary But I am a Defense Expert Magazine. What are the HHR Strategy experts saying about world affairs?

    5. jason says:

      Bitter the HHR Strategy experts that think the world should just have been split up between Hitler and Stalin think it is a good idea to recreate the Soviet Union.

      I hear one of them has read Isolationism for Dummies 18 times while the other has an impressive 38-23 record playing the War board game.

    6. jason says:

      “Kyle Rittenhouse’s friend, who bought him an assault-style rifle when he was only 17, has agreed to plead no contest to contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a non-criminal citation, and avoid convictions on the two felonies he’d been facing.

      Dominick Black, 20, was charged in November with two counts of delivering a dangerous weapon to a minor, resulting in death. The two counts related to Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, the protesters Rittenhouse fatally shot the night of Aug. 25, 2020, in Kenosha.”

      The plea deal dismisses the charges, and Black has to pay a $2000 fine.

      You can bet the prosecution offered the deal because they knew the judge (same as the Rittenhouse trial) was probably going to dismiss them.

      Good. If Rittenhouse was entitled to have and carry the weapon, why should anyone be charged with giving it to him. Since you can’t buy a weapon at 17, obviously any 17 legally carrying one would have to have someone else buy it.

    7. Tina says:

      I think we got more urgent issues than Muh Russia.
      We are a couple of weeks away from this across the country:

      https://twitter.com/PolcaDorka/status/1480254259794956293

    8. Tina says:

      Apparently no shortage of fake meat

      https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec

    9. Cash Cow TM says:

      I guess NY City was upset that Philly had a recent fire that killed many and set a record.

      NY City just had a fire that killed 19 including 8 chi8ldren.

      Sad.

    10. Tina says:

      Drats got big mo for thr mid terms from this push poll.

      USA TODAY
      @USATODAY
      · 11h
      Democrats have a slight edge on Republicans heading into the 2022 midterm elections, a USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll found. Still, the good news is no reason for Democrats to be celebrating. https://usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2022/01/09/biden-democrats-midterms-suffolk-poll/9084525002/

    11. mnw says:

      6

      I see no reason whatsoever that “the judge was probably going to dismiss” these 2 cases. Why would he do that? A judge will only dismiss a criminal case prior to trial if the charge(s) are LEGALLY impossible to prove, & for no other reason. There was no legal deficiency here.

      Otoh, I can see why the DA decided to nolle pros these charges. Having sustained a humiliating bloody nose in the main event, in front of a nationwide audience, I can see why he didn’t care to revisit the events in Kenosha again. Who would?

    12. jason says:

      The article I read seems to imply that the judge’s prior ruling throwing away the gun charge against Rittenhouse might have some bearing on this trial.
      It says the charges “are up in the air” due to that ruling.

      “Black was the first prosecution witness at Rittenhouse’s trial, but the status of his own charges were up in the air after Judge Bruce Schroeder agreed to throw out one of the charges against Rittenhouse – that he unlawfully possessed a firearm as a minor. The defense convinced Schroeder that an exception in the law allows 17-year-olds to possess rifles and shotguns, or at least left the law too vague to be enforceable.

      Black’s attorney, Anthony Cotton of Waukesha, had made the same argument for dismissing Black’s case. Schroeder is also the judge on Black’s case, which is set for a hearing Monday.

      On Friday, Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger filed a proposed plea agreement. It suggested Black would plead no contest to a pair of citations, and pay a $2,000 fine, and the felony counts would be dismissed.

      Judge Schroeder could reject the deal or still just dismiss the original felony counts based on his ruling about the minors-with-firearms law in the Rittenhouse case.

      Reached Saturday, Cotton said he’s hopeful Schroeder will accept the negotiated agreement, noting that Black has already testified under oath as to all the factual basis.”

    13. jason says:

      Somehow I think the charge of “giving a dangerous weapon to a minor resulting in death” would be a stronger case if said minor had actually been convicted of possessing a “dangerous weapon”. Once the judge determined the minor was lawfully entitled to have the weapon it would weaken the case in my view.

      However, mnw states that “A judge will only dismiss a criminal case prior to trial if the charge(s) are LEGALLY impossible to prove, & for no other reason. There was no legal deficiency here.”

      Since mnw is a lawyer, I will take his word for it.

    14. Bitterlaw says:

      RIP, Bob Saget.

    15. Tina says:

      zerohedge
      @zerohedge
      ·
      Jan 7
      – Price of basic human needs such as food, heat, shelter soaring; global food prices up 27% YoY
      – US heating costs up 30% for natural gas, 43% for oil, 54% for propane;
      – US rents up 12%, house prices 18%
      – lumber up 40% past 4 months

    16. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      So the liberals are pushing electric cars, yet hydrogen car sales seem to be growing faster. Why do people object to having to spend hours charging an electric vehicle when they are on a trip — people should enjoy their twittle their thumb time.

      “Except that, by our estimates, the Toyota Mirai outsold the Tesla Model X in 2021. During 2021, one setback for Tesla was that its combined deliveries (globally) of the X/S lines fell to about one-quarter of its former peak of sales which happened five years ago. There are many good excuses for this. But… Mirai seems to have passed Model X in deliveries”

    17. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      AOC, who was seen partying without a mask in Florida, has tested positive for coronavirus. However, there is another test she should take:

      “Many of us are still waiting for her to test positive for common sense.”

    18. SoHope says:

      Hydrogen fuel cell cars are the Betamax of cars. The Hydrogen is made from natural gas, distributed in a way to is logistically more difficult than gasoline. Plus seeing that the vast majority of EV “refuelings take place at home and won’t require use of a station hydrogen just doesn’t make sense because it would require a parallel hydrogen infrastructure that would be needed 100% of the time as oppose to the 10% of charges done away from home.

    19. SoHope says:

      Japanese manufacturers are picking hydrogen over over EVs and it is a low tech option that doesn’t get as limited by the chip shortage but I don’t see it working out in the end.

    20. jason says:

      I think the 10% away from home statistic for recharging is BS. I bet it is a lot higher than that.

    21. jason says:

      I think we got more urgent issues than Muh Russia.”

      Putin would love America to think that but it is a mistake.

      You deal with issues as they arise, you can’t “schedule” how you will deal with crises.

      And you deal with them with the President and military leaders you have, it cannot wait for “a better President and a more competent military”.

    22. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      20. I should have a hydrogen car by next year, so will let you know how it turns out. There are major fuel and other incentives to buying now. There are all sorts of ways hydrogen can be produced, whether from natural gas, solar and other renewables, or produced from waste. A good friend of mine is a professor who is working on an organic catalyst to produce hydrogen through electrolysis. To me it is the logical fuel for the future; as it can be produced in so many ways. I will take doing a four minute hydrogen refill over a three hour electric charge any day.

    23. mnw says:

      NOTHING that happened at the Rittenhouse trial has ANY precedential value or significance in any other trial. Just two co-equal trial courts. A decision of one in no way binds the other.

      Trial courts do not dismiss pending criminal cases unless there is a fatal legal deficiency in the indictment (improper venue; lack of subject matter jurisdiction, etc.), regardless of how you “feel” or “think” about it.

      The DA in Kenosha made the decision to nolle these cases, not the trial court.

    24. Gordon Allen says:

      Jason,as ever. What exactly do uou propose?
      You do know we have NO bases to operate from; Nato has specifically ruled out military action,and would not permit US action from them or give overfishing permission.
      So again, please advise on the specific deterrent options you propose.
      Apart from the risk of nuclear war, the facts are both are on the border of Russia, and thousands of miles away for us.
      They are stronger there than we are,and we would get our butt kicked
      Occasionally reality should enter these discussions, rather than hot air.
      It wouldn’t hurt for us to get a Congressional appropriation for the DOD either,rather than operating on a CR.

    25. Tina says:

      We better worry about this is Krapistan and why we should not be funding these labs to begin with

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10384151/Kazakhstan-denies-funded-bio-lab-seized-protesters-deaths-rise-164-bloody-riots.html

    26. DW says:

      Breaking:

      Chief Justice John Roberts to join liberals on the high court arguing that Biden’s Covid vaccine mandate should survive as a tax.

    27. jason says:

      NOTHING that happened at the Rittenhouse trial has ANY precedential value or significance in any other trial. Just two co-equal trial courts. A decision of one in no way binds the other”

      Ok so you disagree with the article that states that because of the Rittenhouse trial decision the gun charges against Black are “up in the air” and Black’s lawyer who states the charges should be dismissed on that basis.

      Fine with me.

    28. mnw says:

      The prosecutor DID move to dismiss the case!

      I’ve tried to explain your legal stupidities to you over & over, to no effect. Do you even try to read & understand what I post?

      Fine with me too.

    29. jason says:

      So again, please advise on the specific deterrent options you propose.”

      I have done so many times. There are many military support options that don’t involve troops on the ground, a well read “expert” like you should know that.

      Biden should make sure Putin know the US will take military action to support the Ukrainians if there is an invasion. We do have bases and assets to operate from. We can resupply the Ukrainians with anything they need from existing bases.

      In the interim, the US should start an immediate airlift of offensive weapons to the Ukraine, so that Putin knows an offensive would be very expensive in lives and costs. The US should also immediately send advisors to train the Ukrainian military and share intelligence.

      Biden should make clear that all Russian troop movements will be monitored and shared with the Ukrainians so that they can be easily targeted.

    30. jason says:

      and thousands of miles away for us”

      Zzzzzz…really?

      So is Europe, Afghanistan, Iraq, Japan, Korea….

    31. Wes says:

      Foot-in-mouth Mandel should be concerned CFG can get him only to 26% with Timken–the candidate who’s done the most legwork and organization out of the field–is in second.

      If Timken continues to surge, that will be the best outcome for the primary:

      https://mobile.twitter.com/HotlineJosh/status/1480556095580131331

    32. jason says:

      Do you even try to read & understand what I post?”

      Most of it is drivel and garbage, so the answer is no.

      But I did say I took your word for it that the judge would not consider his prior decision in the new trial, I merely pointed out the article suggested otherwise.

      Do you agree that “lack was the first prosecution witness at Rittenhouse’s trial, but the status of his own charges were up in the air after Judge Bruce Schroeder agreed to throw out one of the charges against Rittenhouse” implies there IS a link?

      I made a point of quoting your view verbatim and I did not disagree with it.

      GFY.

    33. mnw says:

      P.S.

      Please explain to us AGAIN how federal prosecutors “only receive SARs on cash transactions,” & not on wire transfers as well.

      Your argument would be more persuasive if I hadn’t seen huge stacks of them every week.

      And I’m NOT going to run out and do custom legal research for you, either. You can either accept what I post, based on 30 years in that line of work, or not. Either way is…

      Fine with me.

    34. jason says:

      Not sure I agree with Krashauer that the candidates running against Mandel are not “well known”. So I don’t really think 25% and a 10 pt lead over the second place candidate means much.

      Timken and Vance are well known in Ohio. Gibbons is spending big bucks on himself with a ton of ads.

      I think Mandel or Timken would win easily so I am not concerned if either wins the primary. The good news in this poll is that Vance is in 4th place. I think he is the only one of the 3 top contenders that puts the seat at risk.

      If I was voting and lived in OH I would vote for Timken in the primary. That being said I think Mandel will be the nominee, I think he is more popular among OH Rs than Timken.

      We shall see.

    35. jason says:

      You can either accept what I post, based on 30 years in that line of work”

      I accepted your view on the Black trial, you certainly know more about what constitutes precedent than I do. You are arguing against the article, not me.

      As for Sars, I posted several links supporting my statements on it. You posted your opinion.

    36. jason says:

      And I’m NOT going to run out and do custom legal research for you, either.”

      No pro bono for the deplorables?

      That sucks.

    37. Cash Cow TM says:

      First, was Pro Bono and relation to Sonny Bono?
      +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      Secondly,

      WV scored a major economic shot in the arm (to be officially announced Wed. at the governor’s State of the State address) when Nucor (?) steel company announced a $3.7 Billion project to bu8ild a plant in Mason County WV (in Ohio River valley).

      !000 construction jobs for the next 2 years and 800 full time jobs when it opens.

      The company had some time ago said they were looking to site such a plant in Ohio, PPA or WV.

      Suck it Ohio and PA.
      You both got cracker plants and WV got 0 cracker plants.

      (but yes, I know WV still has a lot of crackers.)

    38. jason says:

      Congratulations Cash Cow.

      No, not jealous you got the cracker plant but take a flying leap into Walt’s fish pond anyway.

    39. Cash Cow TM says:

      Walt’s wife is one of the 3 founding members of a local group called Sister ACTS (Actively Caring Through Service) and has been in operation for 2 or so years.
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      They are non-denominational, meet monthly, have lots of local service projects to help support efforts to meet the needs of the homeless, elderly, veterans, injured veterans (Fisher House), children, persons fighting drug addiction and in local recovery centers, women’s shelter, local parks and rec, resettlement of Afghan refugees (*including truckloads of large rental trucks FILLED with beds, mattresses, furniture, rugs, clothing, household goods, Kitchen ware that went to 19 people in one extended Afghan refugee family re-locating to northern VA),low-income folks, cancer patients, etc. Also includes TRUCK loads of donated (new and used SHOES) and gift cards sent to Afghan refugees being processed in NJ.

      The bulk of all this work and effort goes to LOCAL agencies and needs, but there is some help (like for the refugees) that goes to local help agencies.
      ################################################

      Last year, the group of nearly 100 women donated almost $30,000 in cash contributions and all kinds of goods and products (diapers, made meals and baked cookies, prepared gift packs, etc., etc. (and this does not include their hundreds and hundreds of hours of TIME required to prepare food, serve meals, transport items, write up press releases, attend planning meetings and monthly meetings, etc.

      This total does NOT include OTHER individual cash/check donations by their INDIVIDUAL members sent to support these local efforts and agencies that did NOT go through the Sister ACTS books. I estimate that if you add those amounts in it would easily more than DOUBLE last year’s nearly $30,000 donated THROUGH the Sister ACTS organization.

      *******************************************

      Walt says he is very proud of his wife and her work in this.

      He (and other husbands) also has/have been pressed into service on a number of these projects.

    40. DW says:

      “CDC Says Data Is Coming on How Many Deaths Are With COVID vs. From COVID”

      How about admitting how many deaths are from the ‘vaccine’ shots?

    41. DW says:

      Lets play the game, which ONE of the following is the true headline:

      A) California Mulls Plan to Double Taxes.

      B) Biden introduces his wife to crowd as ‘Margaret Thatcher.’

      C) Fauci suggests forced triple-masking final solution in Covid fight.

      D) California judge over-rules Rittenhouse verdict, finding him guilty on all counts.

      E) Justice Sotomayor: Speaking ‘Truth’ means saying whatever is needed to get results.

    42. jason says:

      I can always believe CA wants to double taxes.

    43. jason says:

      Walt says he is very proud of his wife and her work in this.

      He (and other husbands) also has/have been pressed into service on a number of these projects.”

      I am constantly on the lookout for anything that my wife does that would “press me into service”.

      I have a list of excuses ready for any eventuality.

    44. jason says:

      Here is how I would rate DW’s options in order of likelyhood.

      A-B-C-D-E

    45. Wes says:

      Maybe Walt should take up real cigars rather than rotgut and hang out at a cigar parlor to avoid being pressed into service.

    46. Tina says:

      Can’t fix stupid.

      Caleb Howe
      @CalebHowe
      · 58m
      The View’s Sunny Hostin says even though Justice Sotomayor was wrong on the facts, she was still right on the facts “That’s a real thing and those are real numbers.”

    47. DW says:

      taking other guesses to my quiz, will give the correct answer later this afternoon.

    48. NYCmike says:

      #9 – about that fire – very sad indeed, made even more so due to the fact that one of the reasons the fire was able to spread so far before residents realized the seriousness was because of the old “Boy who cried wolf” syndrome…….read an article which stated fire alarms were constantly being pulled, so residents did not take the alarms seriously anymore.

      Chalk up more death to those NYC residents believing that leniency for youthful minority perpetrators is the way to go!

    49. NYCmike says:

      jason is relying on President Biden and Milley Vanilli to have a competent response to Putin and Russian aggression……….yikes…….AOC, watch out!

    50. NYCmike says:

      jason says:
      January 9, 2022 at 3:15 pm

      I believe that showing weakness, surrender and isolationism will get you into a war a lot quicker than showing strong resolve and deterrence.

      -That’s great! Most people agree with strong resolve and deterrence………but then realize that you expect President Biden and “General” Milley to be the backbone for that policy.

    51. Meldrim says:

      #45, DW, I actually know this one: Democrats in the CA legislature actually introduced legislation to double state taxes. I read about it on the campaign website of state Representative Kevin Kiley, who recently announced that he’s running for Congress in the open-seat, GOP-leaning CA-03 (in which, as I predicted, Congressman Tom McClintock chose not to run in order to run in the heavily Republican CA-05).

      BTW, Kevin Kiley has a very impressive background and a proven record as a principled conservative: https://kileyforcalifornia.com/

    52. Meldrim says:

      I would have no problem with Mandel or Timken as the GOP Senate nominee in OH, but if I lived in that state I probably would vote for Bernie Moreno:

      https://berniemoreno.com/meet-bernie-moreno/

      https://berniemoreno.com/issues/

    53. NYCmike says:

      Bernie! Bernie!

      That will really screw up the liberal media!

    54. jason says:

      ason is relying on President Biden and Milley Vanilli to have a competent response to Putin and Russian aggression”

      Is that what I said?

      Or did I say we have to counter Putin’s aggression and effort to recreate the Soviet Union no matter who is President or who is heading the military?

      GFY.

    55. jason says:

      Bernie Moreno?

      Sounds too much like Beto O’Rourke in reverse.

    56. DW says:

      Correct on CA doubling taxes. I get that on the one hand it sounded the most believable of the five options, but on the other hand, how many times can they double the taxes before the people living there either move away or stop working/owning property?

    57. mnw says:

      The Guardian:

      “FOX News Signals Further Drift to the Right With Jesse Watters’ New Show”

      I completely missed the previous ‘drift to the right,’ before FOX went ‘further.”

    58. NYCmike says:

      mnw,

      Maybe Wallace leaving?

      If only Bret Baier would follow him….

    59. Tina says:

      The Columbia Bugle ??
      @ColumbiaBugle
      ·
      1h
      Disgraced FBI No. 2 Andrew McCabe Calls For Feds To Treat ‘Mainstream’ Conservatives Like Domestic Terrorists

    60. jason says:

      The Guardian views anyone to the right of Fidel Castro as “right wing”.

    61. NYCmike says:

      Trying to find a link about a story out of Florida, which had a Republican legislator pushing a bill to decriminalize any robbery of less than $750, or something like that…..has anyone seen other evidence of such lunacy?

    62. NYCmike says:

      Or was that old news and its already law??

      What would be the reason to sign that into law?

    63. Tina says:

      This is where the drats are going. Conservatives are domestic terrorists. They are going to wage a war on domestic terrorists.

      Red Ruze, Biden’s Beotch and Frank Luntz’s tenant fail to see this.

    64. DW says:

      Tina, its already started in the war against churches. Very soon American pastors are going to be fined and jailed for preaching and teaching the Bible.

    65. mnw says:

      63 NYC

      Watters is taking over the FOX NEWS prime time 7PM slot– pretty big deal in cable news world. He had previously been one of the rotating hosts for that slot.

      One has to give the FOX devil its due– Watters does seem pretty populist/conservative. But so is/was Martha McCallum when she had that slot (just my impression).

      The FOX prime time shows are important, because they’re the only place conservatives have a chance to get national exposure.

      The left wants all conservatives to be “WHO??”

    66. Meldrim says:

      #69, “Red Ruze”

      Tina, when you refused to tell Bitter to what the “Red” referred in your new nickname for Ted Cruz, I assumed that you were retiring the nickname. But, since you still refer to him as “Red Ruze,” please let us know why you nicknamed him “Red.” Do you consider Ted Cruz to be a Communist? Or is it that you ascribe Native American ancestry to him? I do not believe that he has ever played professional baseball in Cincinnati.

    67. DW says:

      https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-mexico-newborn-dumpster-video

      This is exactly how the ancient Romans did abortion. If the baby was unwanted, the midwife would be told, “expose it” meaning take it down to the dump and throw it on the pile, exposing the baby to the elements eventually resulting in death.

      The irony here is that if this woman killed her baby a few months earlier, she would be cheered as a hero, but now she is charged with attempted murder.

      The baby was just as alive in both scenarios.

    68. Meldrim says:

      #58 and #60:

      “Feel the Bern!” Let’s elect a Bernie to the Senate who escaped from a Communist country, to counterbalance the one who honeymooned in one. (I know, I know, he’s at 7% in that CFG poll, but Timken is only at 15% and is talked up as sitting in the catbird seat, and Moreno is halfway to her support despite a small fraction of her name ID.)

    69. Meldrim says:

      #73, DW, from the Wikipedia article on Infanticide:

      “Christianity explicitly rejects infanticide. The Teachings of the Apostles or Didache said “thou shalt not kill a child by abortion, neither shalt thou slay it when born”.[51] The Epistle of Barnabas stated an identical command, both thus conflating abortion and infanticide.[52] Apologists Tertullian, Athenagoras, Minucius Felix, Justin Martyr and Lactantius also maintained that exposing a baby to death was a wicked act.[4] In 318, Constantine I considered infanticide a crime, and in 374, Valentinian I mandated the rearing of all children (exposing babies, especially girls, was still common). The Council of Constantinople declared that infanticide was homicide, and in 589, the Third Council of Toledo took measures against the custom of killing their own children.[41]”

      It was Christianity that ended post-birth infanticide in the West; are there enough Christians in America to end pre-birth infanticide as well?

    70. DW says:

      Christianity has also helped end the practice of widow-burning. When a man died, the common practice in some cultures was for his living wife to be cremated with her husband, leaving the surviving children orphans.

      No idea why any woman would marry under those conditions, knowing that the chances were great that her earthly end would be the torment of the flames.

    71. Bitterlaw says:

      Good luck, Meldrim. When Tina doesn’t want to answer a question she just reaches into her bag of tweets and changes the subject.

    72. Tina says:

      The gop-e will let them get away with this.

      Quote Tweet

      Nicholas Fondacaro
      @NickFondacaro
      · 2h
      CNN’s Jake Tapper rips into “misleading” COVID hospitalization numbers.
      “We’re 2 years into this … if somebody’s in the hospital with a broken leg and they also have asymptomatic COVID, that should not be counted as hospitalized with covid, clearly.”

    73. jason says:

      DW is against widow burning?

      I think it could be a good incentive for wives to try to keep their husbands alive….

    74. jason says:

      The gop-e will let them get away with this”

      Like that RINO commie traitor “red” Cruz?

    75. jason says:

      Russians say Ukraine should “never ever” be members of NATO.

      Let’s see if Biden has the balls to tell Putin to GFH.

      I saw the US State Dept just stated “we won’t let anyone interfere with NATO’s open door policy” but I want to hear Biden say it.

    76. Tina says:

      But they said it was transitory…

      zerohedge
      @zerohedge
      · 9h
      “The Bloomberg market consensus for Wednesday’s US December CPI inflation release stands at an astounding 7% y/y.” – Rabo

    77. Tina says:

      With the 7% projected cpi figure will Putzaki mention whether we still have any savings left over from the Fourth of July?

    78. jason says:

      I think Putzaki already said that inflation is good and in any case only the rich notice it.

    79. jason says:

      Perlmutter retiring in CO. That is a competitive seat.

    80. Cash Cow TM says:

      I would guess Tina says “Red” because it rhymes with Ted.

      And “Ruze” because it rhymes with Cruz,
      and she feels Cruz is pulling a fast one (a “ruse”)

    81. Cash Cow TM says:

      Sme of the cows in the barnyard up in MN
      are texting me saying that they heard lisab
      left her husband and ran off with tgca,
      as they were of like minds on food.

      They could hide out easily since you
      could not see either one of them if they
      turned sideways.

    82. Bitterlaw says:

      Cash Cow – Don’t bail out Tina. She can explain it. But won’t.

    83. Cash Cow TM says:

      Walt says he will start watching the TV quiz show Jeopary! again once the transgender guy/girl loses. Says he is sick of looking at him/her.

      Walt suspicions that the show has become fake and that some of these know-it-all contestant have been fed the answers beforehand.

      Cow submitted a question recently to Jeopardy!, but has not heard back if they will use it or not.
      ****************************************
      Here it is:
      Q: “What kind of floury mixture do some people in the martial arts like to use to make bread?”

      A: “Tai quan dough”

    84. Meldrim says:

      Cow, you are correct that “Red” rhymes with “Ted.” But so do “Bed,” “Fed,” “Led,” “Med,” etc., and Tina didn’t pick any of those words for her new nickname for Ted Cruz, which she revealed just after Cruz referred to those Capitol rioters who attacked policemen as”terrorists.” She picked “Red” for a reason, and is being coy about why she did so. I think that, in her rage at Cruz having criticized the Capitol rioters, she accused Cruz of being a Communist, but is now too embarrassed to admit it.

    85. Meldrim says:

      Jason, Perlmutter’s CD (CO-07) was quite competitive under its 2002-2010 lines (which was how it originally was drawn–it was a new district created when CO gained a seat following the 2000 Census), during which period most Denver suburbs still voted Republican. As redrawn for 2012, it was a comfortably Democratic CD, and Permutter didn’t break a sweat during the past five elections. But the CO redustricting commission drew a more competiitive CO-07 than the district in which Perlmutter was reelected handily in 2020, and I’m pretty sure that the prospect of running in a CD with a lot of new terrain and a smaller Democratic advantage (it is rated as D+6 by 538, and reportedly was carried by Biden by around 55%-43%) weighed heavily in Perlmutter’s decision to retire. Of course, while Perlmutter is not a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, it cannot be ruled out that the verdict in the Elizabeth Holmes trial played a role in his retirement decision as well.

    86. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Republicans in power are linguini-spined! Take FL as an example in its redistricting efforts. They control both Houses of the legislature and the Governorship.

      Currently, in the House in DC R’s have 16 seats and D’s 10. The State recently gained two additional seats due to the 2020 Census. So instead of the map being, at a minimum, 18(R) and 10(D), a Senate Committee prepares a 16(R) and 12(D) map.

      Compare this to the aggressive Democrat gerrymanders in IL, MD, NW and CA. Republicans are pathetic when it comes to wielding power when they have it!

      This has a ways to go and, hopefully, will be discarded or changed substantially.

      But this gives you a perfect example of a major difference between the two Parties. To wit: Democrats go for broke while Republicans surrender meekly.

    87. jason says:

      Tina has a zero tolerance policy on her litmus tests, it is her prerogative.

      You are always just one statement or one vote away from being a RINO commie traitor, even if yesterday and for 20 years prior you were a 100% litmus tested true conservative.

      The only exception is Trump. He gets a pass for funding Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, Hillary Clinton, the DNSC, Planned Parenthood. For stating he was ok with partial birth abortion. For stating he favored socialized health care. For saying he preferred Dem economic policies to Republican policies. For saying deficits are not an issue, just print more money.

    88. jason says:

      Hard to understand why the Rs in FL would give the Dems the 2 new seats. Hopefully this will not stand.

    89. jason says:

      According to the unbiased WaPo, Sinema remains “stubbornly” opposed to ending the filibuster.

      I love one of the comments on the thread.

      “Apparently, the WAPO wants to sleep with Senator Sinema”

      https://twitter.com/BrentScher/status/1480714497522348034

    90. jason says:

      “A Republican candidate for Nevada governor shattered fundraising records for both parties as the GOP seeks to flip the Silver State governor’s mansion.

      Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, one of nine GOP candidates who are vying for the party’s nomination, announced on Tuesday that his campaign has raised $3.1 million since entering the Nevada gubernatorial race in late June.

      The fundraising haul is a record-breaking one for a nonelection year, outraising any Democrat or Republican candidate, as well as any incumbent or challenger, in state history, Lombardo’s campaign said”

    91. jason says:

      Right now at Predictit Lombardo is a 58-37 favorite over Heller for the R nomination.

      Rs are favored 58-44 to win the GE.

    92. jason says:

      Huh, sorry, 58-44 is the Senate race.

      Rs are favored 53-49 for Governor, but for some reason it is a big drop froom 59-42 yesterday.

    93. jason says:

      Btw, regarding the OH senate posts from yesterday.

      At Predictit:
      Mandel 37
      Vance 34
      Timken 18
      Gibbons 14
      Moreno 9

      To win the GE
      R 85
      D 15

    94. Tina says:

      Notice how the Pfizer ceo slipped and said this after the SC Hearing:

      Pfizer CEO: “Two doses of the vaccine offers very limited protection, if any. 3 doses with a booster offer reasonable protection against hospitalization and deaths. Less protection against infection.”

      https://twitter.com/TyCardon/status/1480640777281839106

    95. jason says:

      Two doses of the vaccine offers very limited protection, if any.”

      So basically 70% of the population has no protection.

    96. DW says:

      102 – goalposts are heavy and hard to move…those people must be absolutely exhausted.

    97. DW says:

      A 6.5 earthquake just struck about 40 miles off shore from an Alaskan village. Trump is responsible for any damage that results.

    98. jason says:

      Catastrophic to whom exactly?

      Adam Schiff’s office said it would be “catastrophic” if Republicans take the House in 2022 and remove him from the intelligence committee, as Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Breitbart News he would do in an exclusive interview.

    99. Tina says:

      We will see if Frank Luntz tenant has the balls to do that

      Seems like some od the Rs on that committee are beotching about doing that.

    100. jason says:

      Well, I am not sure talking about it now is good politics.

      Focus on winning the majority. Then get elected speaker.

      THEN start talking about who you want to kick off committees.

    101. jason says:

      Right now all it does is help Schiff fundraise.

    102. Cash Cow TM says:

      Cow had “comment in moderation”

      I will redo in pieces:

      WOW! Washington High School (in Jefferson County, WV) just posted the student honor roll list in the newspaper for the first grading period. The school has about 1200 students in 10th-12th grade. Guess how many students made the honor roll? If you had 854, step up and claim your prize!

    103. Cash Cow TM says:

      The ASTOUNDINGLY HIGH PERCENTAGE of students making the honor roll across the nation is commonplace! In some elementary schools, I have seen over 80% of students making the honor roll! So…if so many students are making the honor roll, why is it that for those HS grads who go on to college, about a third of them HAVE TO TAKE BONEHEAD ENGLISH AND MATH CLASSES IN COLLEGE? **********************************************

    104. Cash Cow TM says:

      Back in the early 1960s, Walt says that about 10-15% of students in his high school made the honor roll. So what does it mean when TODAY 75% of students make the honor roll?

      Possible answers:

      A. Teachers are doing a FANTASTIC job of motivating students to achieve their full potential.

      B. The nation’s future is bright since we are having so many future voters/citizens/workers who are achieving at astounding levels of accomplishment.

      C. The nation’s future is bleak as we fully embrace the “get something for nothing” philosophy by watering down course content and curriculum; watering down the grading system by expanding what % equals an A, what % equals a B, etc.(used to be to get an A you had to have a 95 to 100% average–now it is 90-100% average); reward mediocrity and stop demanding excellence [since it is sexist, racist, anti-immigrant, etc.], give practically everyone a “participation” honor roll designation despite less than stellar student efforts; having county school policies telling teachers to not fail anyone and don’t pass out too many Ds and Cs and pass everyone along regardless of what they actually learned or demonstrated that they learned.

      D. Teachers are throwing out As and Bs like:

      –German marks during the post WWI hyperinflation days.

      -–Like peanuts being thrown during an elephant parade. –

      –like life jackets on the Titanic.

      –like mail-in ballots during the 2020 presidential election.

      [feel free to add your own comparison]
      Leave a Reply

    105. Cash Cow TM says:

      BTW,

      Hal, GFY.

    106. Cash Cow TM says:

      Did you know that virgin olive oil is fairly expensive?

      That is why Walt buys the slutty olive oil.

    107. jason says:

      Don’t. The difference in quality is really dramatic between extra virgin and “pure”. Worth the difference.

    108. jason says:

      I can see Walt’s point.

      He saw math and English being invented.

      He hates to see them disrespected.

    109. Cash Cow TM says:

      The thing about virgin olive oil (as the cartoon character Foghorn Leghorn would say):

      “was a joke, son.”

      ********************************************
      I see that in the NYC fire, some of the people who authorites said died have now un-died and the death toll has been revised downward.

      That is good.

    110. jason says:

      German marks during the post WWI hyperinflation days.

      -–Like peanuts being thrown during an elephant parade. –

      –like life jackets on the Titanic.

      –like mail-in ballots during the 2020 presidential elect

      -Like bull crap by Amoral Scumbag and the Biden Troll

    111. jason says:

      have now un-died”

      I blame that one barn school in the hills of WV.

    112. jason says:

      January 11, 2022 at 11:05 am
      The thing about virgin olive oil (as the cartoon character Foghorn Leghorn would say): “was a joke, son.”

      Ah, I got it. For some reason I ready “sh-tty” not slutty.

    113. jason says:

      read

    114. Tina says:

      And so it begins…

      zerohedge
      @zerohedge
      · 49m
      *U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT CREATES NEW DOMESTIC TERRORISM UNIT

    115. Gordon Allen says:

      Is anyone concerned about how long the Supreme court is taking on the vaccine mandate decision, with the effective date…. now effective??
      Another day and I’ll think Roberts is trying to craft another “political decision”.
      Even as the uselessness of the vaccine for it’s initial purpose is now manifest.

    116. DW says:

      126 – I was about to express the same concern. I joked a few days ago about Roberts voting to save Biden’s mandate ‘as a tax’ like he did with Obamacare.

      I think we are solid on Alito, Thomas and Gorsuch. Maybe 90% on Kav, and 60% chance on Barrett, and maybe 30% chance on Roberts.

      Its insane to even consider that they are thinking seriously about overturning the lower courts who not only ruled against Biden, but did so using strong adjectives to describe the overreach.

    117. DW says:

      funny label…

      The “Branch Covidian Cult” a play off the “Branch Davidians”

      It truly is now a cult following. Where data, facts, and truth do not matter, you just need to follow the leader like lemmings, do not question anything, and ridicule and persecute those who do not join.

    118. Tina says:

      Cruz did wonderful He redeemed himself.

      https://twitter.com/ColumbiaBugle/status/1480941660401979405

      Julie Kelly Flag of United States
      @julie_kelly2
      ·
      18m
      Very unfortunate that Senators Sasse, Blackburn, and Kennedy did not show up at senate hearing on January 6.

    119. Tom says:

      DW – “Branch Covidians”!! Thanks man, first good laugh of the day.

    120. mnw says:

      “GA SOS Raffensberger Calls For Nationwide Photo ID, Ban on Ballot Harvesting”

      Gosh! Mr. Election Integrity himself! Who knew? Soooo MAGA!

      I’m stoopid, & have the memory of a gnat, so… I’m voting for Ben! /s

    121. DW says:

      The link on the Branch Covidians…

      https://pjmedia.com/columns/megan-fox/2022/01/10/the-branch-covidians-are-basically-the-same-as-the-heavens-gate-cultists-except-not-as-nice-n1548213

      It is funny, but it is also true. The movement meets all the definitional aspects of a cult.

      Roughly half our country has joined a cult. The Branch Covidian cult.

      1) Followers have closed their ears to any dissenting voices.

      2) Followers unquestionably obey Fauci and Biden, the joint “prophets” of the Branch Covidian cult, as well as Bill Gates, one of the associate “profits” (pun intended)

      3) Followers of the Branch Covidian cult are trained to ridicule and persecute those who refused to join or those who question any of the teachings of the cult.

      4) Of course the two sacraments of this cult include the constant shots and the wearing of masks.

      5) Medical facilities all around the country have been taken over by the Branch Covidian cult as places of worship.

      And we are right on the cusp of the government having the power to strip you of your means of income if you refuse to join the Branch Covidian cult.

    122. jason says:

      LOL

      Joe Biden on Stacey Abrams skipping his speech:

      “I spoke with Stacey this morning, we have a great relationship, we got our scheduling mixed up, I talked with her at length this morning. We’re all on the same page and everything’s fine.

    123. jason says:

      “We got our scheduling mixed up”….

      Geezus

    124. jason says:

      “GA SOS Raffensberger Calls For Nationwide Photo ID, Ban on Ballot Harvesting”

      Gosh! Mr. Election Integrity himself! Who knew? Soooo MAGA!”

      Too little too late.

      He is going to get buried by Jody Hice.

    125. jason says:

      “Cruz did wonderful He redeemed himself.”

      The good thing about being on Tina’s RINO commie traitor list is that one comment can get you back to being a true conservative.

    126. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      132. The Fauci/Biden approach to addressing the coronavirus epidemic over the last year has failed completely. We may be in worse shape now than when Biden took office.

      “Things are looking grim and substantially worse in many ways than even just a year ago,” says Dr. Doug White, a critical care physician at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.”

    127. mnw says:

      The fact that Biden says “everything’s great” between him & Tank means… the exact opposite.

      I wonder if she skipped the event because she’s concerned that sharing a stage with Biden & Harris may not be an electoral plus in GA right now.

      I also wonder if Biden’s JA can sink into the high 30s. He’s VERY close.

    128. Tina says:

      Pretty clear from the fibs representative (Monaco?) that they engineered J6.

      She tried claiming she knew nothing about Ray Epps or Epps associate that pulled down the barricades.

    129. Tina says:

      Fib representative was Sanborn not Monaco, who is the deputy Ag and should have never been confirmed for her role in the Russian hoax.

    130. Tina says:

      Fireworks

      Quote Tweet

      Julie Kelly ??
      @julie_kelly2
      · 2h
      Cotton: “Do you really expect us to believe you’ve never heard of Ray Epps? What other suspects do you know nothing about? Can you name anyone else on DOJs most wanted page?”

      Olsen: Not familiar with Most Wanted Page.

      Cotton: This has not been a stellar performance today

    131. Tina says:

      Abolish it.

      Sean Davis
      @seanmdav
      ·
      23m
      The corrupt FBI refuses to say how many of its own informants were involved in the January 6 Fedsurrection.

      This is the same corrupt agency that hatched a plan to kidnap and murder the Michigan governor and then blamed the whole thing on conservatives.

    132. Tina says:

      Lol

      Senator Cruz: “Ms. Sanborn, was Ray Epps a FED?”

      Jill Sanborn: “Sir, I cannot answer that question.”

    133. jason says:

      “Education Secretary Miguel Cardona personally requested the now-famous letter from the National School Boards Association calling parent activists domestic terrorists, according to new emails obtained by a parent activist group.”

      So the education secretary asks the School Board Association to write a letter calling parents domestic terrorists so that the AG can form a task force to investigate parents as domestic terrorists?

      Imagine if this happened under Trump.

    134. jason says:

      I don’t know much about this issue, but as I understand it Epps was on video urging people to invade the Capitol, yet contrary to hundreds of others with less of a role, he has not been charged with anything.

      Is this a fair assessment?

    135. Tina says:

      He is on video the night before telling people to storm the capitol.

      He was actively involved on J6. Telling somebody to throw down the gates.

      He was briefly on the wanted by fib, and then his name was removed from that list.

      To date, he has not been arrested.

    136. Tina says:

      He works in conjunction with the tower guy.

    137. NYCmike says:

      jason will vote for the Republican who promises to increase the budget of the FBI to restore their integrity and usefulness, as they are indispensable to the safety of our nation.

    138. Tina says:

      So far, this looks bad for the “reputation of the fib.”

      Spying on trumps 2016 campaign (comedy and mccrape)

      Involvement in the Whitler kidnapping plot.

      Framing a house member (represented by the Rooster).

      And now J6 involvement.

    139. Tina says:

      Forgot, the fibs involvement in the Ashley Biden diary and illegal raid of Project Veritas.

    140. DW says:

      the IRS has been politicized and weaponized
      the FBI has long been politicized and weaponized
      education has long been politicized and weaponized
      sports has been politicized and weaponized
      immigration has been politicized and weaponized
      elections have been politicized and weaponized
      medicine has been politicized and weaponized
      social media has been politicized and weaponized
      employment is quickly being politicized and weaponized

      …if we aren’t watching the end of western civilization as we know it, what would it look like when that day comes?

    141. Bitterlaw says:

      Ask Walt. He watched the end of many great civilizations.

    142. Gordon Allen says:

      DW. Hope you’re right but the delay is getting worrisome.
      The Georgia SOS is now getting religion??
      A day late and a dollar short

    143. SoHope says:

      NC is going for an 11-3 map
      OH is going for a 13-2 map
      TN is going for an 8-1 map
      AZ is going for a 7-2 map (with a commission)
      Some other states punked out on redistricting…IA, KY, MO, IN, NE, and GA
      I’m prepared to be disappointed by KS and FL
      What is the point of power if you don’t wield it?

    144. jason says:

      jason will vote for the Republican who promises to increase the budget of the FBI to restore their integrity and usefulness, as they are indispensable to the safety of our nation”

      I will fix it for you.

      jason supports the FBI as an institution because its functions are indispensable for the safety of our nation.

      There, how simple is that, no need to make sh-t up.

    145. jason says:

      DW makes a great point.

      The problem is not the FBI, it is the politicization of all government agencies, the media, sports, social media, even corporate America.

      Abolishing the FBI is like showing up with a bandaid after the Hoover dam breaks. Does anyone think the “new FBI” would be any different? It would probably be worse, not everyone in the FBI is woke yet, but if a new FBI was created by the same people who are staffing and leading the government agencies now they would be.

    146. NYCmike says:

      How rotten does an institution get before its “indispensableness” comes into question for a “Republican statist”?

    147. jason says:

      I believe TX has a fairly good map.

      There is still hope for FL.

    148. DW says:

      forgot one…

      the US military has been politicized and weaponized

    149. NYCmike says:

      “The problem is not the FBI, it is the politicization of all government agencies, the media, sports, social media, even corporate America.”

      -Agreed.

      How is it that there is not yet one unified Republican congressional voice calling for the elimination of this politicization? Who are the holdouts in calling out the offending institutions?

    150. jason says:

      “Republican statist”

      Hey Bitter, cough up some points willya?

    151. Tina says:

      What is the point of power if you don’t wield it?

      A great question for Frank Luntz tenant and the Biden Beotch.

    152. jason says:

      The solution to the politicization of the institutions is not “calling them out”. It is much more complex than that. That is why sophomoric bleats like “defund the FBI”, which has 35000 employees and many important and essential attributions, is so stupid. Are we going to abolish the Army because the leadership is woke?

      The people leading these institutions, and many working in them, are changing them to reflect their ideology. That is the problem.

      Given the ideology prevalent among the universities these people come from, there is no miracle solution.

    153. SoHope says:

      I agree TX had a decent map…may have gotten 1 more seat but played to keep so I don’t blame them. KY, MO, IA, NE, IN and a little bit GA get dinged for being *ussy *ssed *itches

    154. jason says:

      This is not doctored…

      Give Rand Paul credit for getting Fauci to fall for this.

      https://twitter.com/RandPaul/status/1480944095619166212/photo/1

    155. DW says:

      Headline–

      NCAA: Athletes Who Had COVID Will Be Considered “Fully Vaccinated”

      But, but, but, the holy prophets of the Branch Covidian cult have proclaimed the oracle that one can ONLY be safe with all the shots and all the boosters, no matter if one has already had Covid or not!

    156. Tina says:

      Looks like the Georgia Hutt refused to meet Xi Biden.

    157. DW says:

      From what I am reading, it sounds like Alito, Thomas, and Gorsuch all agree in the WAY the Biden mandate is wrong, while Kavanaugh, Barrett, and Roberts agree its wrong for a different reason.

      Given they typically have one majority opinion written, it could be the delay is in regards to who gets to write the majority opinion because this would impact the reason for the decision. My guess is Roberts himself will write it. I would prefer one of the other three.

    158. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Wes & SoHope

      Good news in No. Carolina re: Redistricting

      “BREAKING: Unanimous 3-Judge North Carolina Trial Court Rejects Partisan Gerrymandering Challenge to New Districts
      Victory!(H/T: RRH)

    159. DW says:

      if you haven’t yet, click that link above about the Branch Covidian Cult. It is too funny…here is the closing of it…

      “There’s a certain portion of the population who cannot be hypnotized who are not in danger of being sucked into a cult. That’s me (and probably some of you). This stuff doesn’t work on me, but I’m watching so many around me fall prey to the biggest cult ever to arise. Unfortunately, people like me who can’t be hypnotized make up only about 25% of the population, so … we’re screwed.

      At least the documentaries in a few years are going to be epic.”

    160. Cash Cow TM says:

      Red Cross says they are experiencing a blood shortage.

      Trump and glowbull worming are the culprits.

    161. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The green movement loves to point to Germany as leading the way in using renewable energy. Not so.

      “This year, German electricity generation coming from fossil fuels will be 44% compared to 39% in 2021 and 37 percent in 2020,”

      There is a reason there is a move in Europe to declare natural gas and nuclear energy as green fuels.

    162. Meldrim says:

      #172, SDC, of course that “This year, German electricity generation coming from fossil fuels will be 44% compared to 39% in 2021 and 37 percent in 2020”; Germany keeps shutting down its nuclear power plants, which do not burn fossil fuels and release no carbon.

    163. Cash Cow TM says:

      Good article by Erick Erickson about how the progressives stormed the WI capitol in 2009 to pressure and stop R legislators from right-to-work measures the left did not like and descended on the capitol bldg. in TX to try to stop pro-life legislation from being passed and descended om D.C. during Kavanaugh hearings.

      And how the left wing MSM media gave them pro-protest coverage and make them into heroes.

      https://townhall.com/columnists/erickerickson/2022/01/07/the-real-truth-of-jan-6-n2601525

    164. Cash Cow TM says:

      Meldrim,

      The Germans (and Chinese, and Indians, and host of other countries) are building MORE coal fired power plants.

    165. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      173. I agree with you that Germany should not be closing nuclear plants. However, during the years fossil fuel use went up, no nuclear plants were closed. They just recently closed some nuclear plants. The increase in fossil fuel use was to make up for the failure of renewable energy to generate enough power. Wind in particular failed to produce what was projected – in part because older turbines experience a significant decline in power production as they age.

    166. mnw says:

      We’ll know the left is serious about climate change when they start saying, “We need a grand bargain that includes nuclear.”

      As long as they keep pounding the table about how wind power. solar & electric batteries, all by themselves, can replace fossil fuels, they’re not serious– just leftwing preening & virtue signaling.

      No nuclear? Then go to hell.

    167. Tina says:

      David Steinberg
      @realDSteinberg
      ·
      26m
      As I’ve said many times, the
      @DNC
      clearly lost their last competent hoaxer when Michael Sussmann was arrested.

      It’s been clown shows like “Epps said he didn’t do it” and the Khaki Klan “Patriot Front” ever since.

    168. Phil says:

      I suppose I must stand with Bull Connor and Jefferson Davis.

    169. jason says:

      Anyone against one party rule is a racist.

      This is what it has come to.

    170. jason says:

      BIDEN: “I did not walk in the shoes of generations of students who walked these grounds, but I walked other grounds. Cause I’m so damn old I was there as well…Seems like yesterday the first time I got arrested—anyway”

    171. Phil says:

      Another high level unifying speech by Biden, the great unifier.

      According to Biden, the unvaccinated are wretched, parents of school kids are domestic terrorists, and those opposing the “voting rights” bill are Jefferson Davis followers.

      Thanks, Joe. Continue to bring us together. You’re a piece of work.

    172. mnw says:

      Be interesting to see how voters like $100/bbl oil– an appx 25% increase from today’s close. I believe $100 oil is right around the corner.

      Americans don’t seem too happy with gas prices right NOW, with oil at appx $81/bbl.

      The DEMs will have PLENTY of opportunities in 2022 to explain why Biden shut down the Keystone pipeline project on his first day in office (IIRC), and banned new drilling on federal land, etc.

      The peasants move around too much already, so who cares, right?

      I’m continually surprised by the disconnect between the things Biden & his ilk talk about (BBB; HR-1; J6) and the things voters actually care about (inflation; open borders; empty shelves; closed schools). Doesn’t seem like those 2 lines intersect.

    173. jason says:

      Hey Bitter, the Broncos are for sale for about $3.2 billion.

      I could hock the ole homestead and the llamas for about $100k and you could probably chip in another $700k with your house and we could form a consortium with some wealthy investors like mnw and Gordon Allen and some of your country club associates.

      We could be the first non-woke owners and team in the NFL and start a new trend.

    174. Bitterlaw says:

      I appreciate the offer but I don’t know how well it would go over with the players and fans when they see me wearing an Eagles sweatshirt in the owners’ box during games.

    175. Bitterlaw says:

      On the other hand, I think the last owner to lose money in the NFL was Leonard Tose, the prior owner of the Philadelphia Eagles. He liked casinos too much.

    176. jason says:

      Biden sending $308 million to the Taliban for “humanitarian assistance”.

      You can’t make this sh-t up.

    177. DW says:

      187 – of course we have seen that movie 1000 times. ALL of that aid will go right into the Taliban’s coffers, for spending on weapons they will use against us, and the poor and needed won’t see one penny of it.

    178. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      DW and jason:
      If you want to see a five star comedic movie on the topic of American generosity to enemies we vanquish, “The Mouse That Roared” is it. Peter Sellers is brilliant in his three roles in this flick.

    179. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Inflation runs hotter than expected in December on a read of 5% with a forecast of 4%. It is a whopping 7% for the past twelve months or for all of 2021!

      Yet, the DOW rises by 100 pts. on the news!

      https://www.marketwatch.com/story/coming-up-consumer-price-index-11641993303?mod=mw_latestnews

    180. DW says:

      Another day, another wait to see what the SCOTUS will do about the mandate.

    181. DW says:

      We have had numerous critical SCOTUS decisions over the course of the last many years, but I cannot think of any that are more intrusive than…

      Join the Branch Covidian cult, receive BOTH of their sacraments, or you will lose your job and be ostracized from society.

    182. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Rand Paul is a fool:

      “Our interaction with Iran should illuminate today’s debate over sanctions on the Nord Stream II pipeline from Russia to Germany. But, the shade of mercantilism is dimming the light of experience. Opponents of the pipeline, not surprisingly, are largely from states that compete in the sale of natural gas. Acknowledging that this debate is only superficially about national security and really more about provincial protectionism helps us better understand the dynamics.”

    183. jason says:

      Yes, that is the best translation for that drivel.

    184. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      How the U.S. stated World Was II according to Rand Paul:

      “Some historians also blame the U.S. embargo of Japan in 1941 for the ensuing war. Franklin Roosevelt seized all of Japan’s assets and Japan lost access to the vast majority of its international trade and over 80 percent of its imported oil. Effectively, at least from Japan’s perspective, the embargo was an act of war.

      Yet enthusiasts for embargoes and sanctions still clamor for more. Sanctionistas point to the international sanctions against Iran as the lever that brought about the Obama-era nuclear agreement with Iran.

      Perhaps. But an equally valid argument can be made that it was the extension of carrots rather than sticks that brought Iran to the table. Funny how diplomacy seems to require give and take and not just take, take, take.”

    185. jason says:

      If you had any doubt the nanny state has arrived….

      “All Americans should have face masks that will keep them safe. I will be introducing legislation tomorrow for N95 masks to be sent to every household in the country. This will save lives and reduce health care costs.

      — Bernie Sanders

    186. jason says:

      Remember when NYC said NATO should be abolished because it did not prevent the NORD II pipeline?

      Now that his moronic icon Rand Paul says it is “provincial protectionism” watch NYC do what he does best.

      Sell out his “principles”.

    187. DW says:

      The Bible includes many prophecies about the end times, specifically the seven year period of judgment called ‘The Great Tribulation,’ a time when a strong leader takes control of the entire world.

      During this time there are severe earthquakes, famine, meteor strikes, disease, wars, and death–in fact half of the world’s population is wiped out by roughly the half-way point through this time.

      What is interesting to me is that the prophecy is very specific about how people will be forced to follow this worldwide leader, and literally wear a mark that signifies that that they do. And without that mark, one would not be able to buy or sell.

      Then as conditions worsen, if you fail to not only follow the leader, but if you fail to worship this leader then you will be hunted down and eliminated.

      Many have wondered throughout the years how this could possibly play out.

      But now right before our eyes we are seeing an illustration of this. Get the Covid shots, or you will not be able to work, make an income, and thereby be unable to buy or sell. You will be ostracized, and eventually persecuted. And with the vaccine passport, those who have followed the leader will be clearly marked as having done so.

      Here is one of many similar headlines:

      “German City to Allow Vaccinated to Voluntarily Wear Colored Identity Mark to Prove Vaccination Status”

    188. DW says:

      So Bernie admits that regular cloth masks were worthless?

    189. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Typically gutless Bill Gates. Not going to offend the Chinese:

      “DS: So tough question: where do you think SARS-CoV-2 came from? What data do you want to see? And is this information important to preventing future spillovers & pandemics?

      BG: The data is pretty strong that it came from another species which is true for most pandemics. People will continue to speculate on this and we should make sure labs are careful. There will be future outbreaks coming from other species so we need to invest in being ready.”

    190. Tina says:

      This number is really bad. They made an adjustment to how they calculate it.

      Joe Biden’s America.
      Quote Tweet

      Zeke Miller
      @ZekeJMiller
      · 1h
      WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer prices soared 7% over past 12 months, biggest spike since 1982.

    191. jason says:

      That’s the excuse Manchin needs to definitively bury BBB, IF he needs one.

    192. Bitterlaw says:

      The End Times are near? Good. I will never be able to retire. Bring on Armageddon!

    193. Tina says:

      Rand and the other Senator had Fraudci shaking yesterday.

      Fraudci was once an HHR favorite.

      https://twitter.com/ForAmerica/status/1480936144007319552

    194. Tina says:

      Rino Adam Klunkerzinger is being ripped apart on Twitter.

      He may be the dumbest Congressperson.

    195. jason says:

      Paul and Marshall did a good job on Fauci, so much so that evidently Fauci called Marshall a moron.

    196. Phil says:

      So let me get this straight. If you oppose disposing of the filibuster, you are a disciple of of Bull Connor and Jefferson Davis. Yeah, that’s going to play really well. Wonder which ones of Biden’s puppeteers thought this rhetoric would be a good idea? I’m sure Manchin is really swayed. So are the American people who just got a look at the inflation numbers this morning.

      Time to put this fool back in the basement.

    197. jason says:

      I have no objection to Klunkerzinger being called a RINO. Or Cheney.

      Btw, Tina, was is your nickname for Ratko, just leave as is?

    198. jason says:

      Biden says we have to choose between MLK and George Wallace.

      Only one of them was a Democrat, and it wasn’t MLK.

    199. Phil says:

      The great unifier. Corey and Robbie to drive by and remind us how Biden has brought about “normalcy” to the WH.

      As Jason likes to say, you can’t make this sh*t up.

    200. DW says:

      Shocking that the NCAA is going to be allowed to consider any student athlete who has had COVID to be on equal eligibility footing as though they had taken the shots.

    201. Tina says:

      Real wages are negative. Has been that way since April of 2021.

      Charles V Payne
      @cvpayne
      · 3h
      Breaking News: Inflation Erupting
      Of course not news on Main Street and could someone tell the PR Department that the White House -2.4% real wages is the heartbreaking fact to acknowledge – more free money would be like throwing gasoline on this raging fire.

    202. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Fauci now admits his total failure to contain the coronavirus, and is saying basically everyone will get it. He still claims vaccines will prevent hospitalization and serious illness, but that now appears may not be the case.

      “Infectious disease expert and White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that “just about everybody” will eventually be infected with the omicron variant of the coronavirus.

      “Omicron, with its extraordinary, unprecedented degree of efficiency of transmissibility, will, ultimately, find just about everybody,” Fauci told the Center for Strategic and International Studies during a “fireside chat.”

      “Those who have been vaccinated and vaccinated and boosted would get exposed. Some, maybe a lot of them, will get infected but will very likely, with some exceptions, do reasonably well in the sense of not having hospitalization and death,” he added.”

    203. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @ThomasSowell
      There has never been a shortage of people eager to draw up blueprints for running other people’s lives.

    204. mnw says:

      Oil is $82.86/bbl today– up a mere 2.02% since… wait for it… YESTERDAY!

      But there is good news– Biden said today that the price of gas has come DOWN in the last month, so everything is going swell… (assuming that there is no correlation between the price of oil & the price of gas). /s

    205. jason says:

      Marco Rubio on Jan 6:

      “No matter how many candlelight vigils you hold, you are not going to convince the majority of Americans that the guy in the bison hat was going to overthrow the government.”

    206. jason says:

      “An internal poll shows Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan with a big lead in a hypothetical 2022 Senate matchup with Democratic incumbent Chris Van Hollen.

      Maryland will elect a new governor in 2022 as Hogan becomes term-limited out of office, and the popular governor has not yet announced his next move. An internal poll shared with the Daily Caller found that, if he chooses to run for Senate, Hogan would currently lead Van Hollen by a 49%-37% margin.

      While a Senate run has not been ruled out by Hogan, others have speculated he will instead opt to run for president in 2024.”

      Not a fan of Hogan, he is a never-Trumper moron, but he is certainly better than Van Hollen.

      Run for the Senate Larry.

    207. jason says:

      I am sure the RINO hunters would prefer to send a message and re-elect Van Hollen.

    208. Phil says:

      Hogan is better than what Maryland has representing them now in the Senate. Yeah, I know. It’s a low bar…..but still.

    209. jason says:

      Chuck Schumer saying eliminating the filibuster is the death knell of Democracy….

      https://twitter.com/RNCResearch/status/1478099050452992005

    210. Cash Cow TM says:

      Hedgesville High School (9 thru 12)

      Walt’s alma mater and place where he taught for 35 years put out their honor roll for the first quarter grading period).

      School has about 1200 students.

      875 students made the honor roll.

      370 of those had all As.
      505 of those were on the B honor roll.
      *******************************************
      AMAZING!
      (Cow suspects grade inflation)

      That is like 75% of all cows
      getting graded as A-1 Super Prime.

    211. jason says:

      Damm, Biden’s speech even lost MSM whore Mitt Romney?

      “I had the occasion to watch President Biden as he spoke in Georgia just a few minutes ago, and he said quite a number of things that simply weren’t true. He also accused a number of my good and principled colleagues in the Senate of having sinister, even racist inclinations. He charged that voting against his bill allies us with Bull Connor, George Wallace, and Jefferson Davis. So much for unifying the country and working across the aisle…Abandoning the principle of minority empowerment would fundamentally change a distinct and essential role of the United States Senate. But today’s Democrats, now with the barest of majorities in a 50-50 Senate, conveniently ignore their own impassioned defense of the filibuster when they were in the minority. Let us be clear that those who claim the filibuster is racist know better. For President Obama to make this absurd charge after he himself made a vigorous and extensive defense of the filibuster just a few years ago, is both jarring and deeply disappointing. After all, I don’t recall a single claim from Democrats that employing the filibuster hundreds of times over the years when they were in the minority, was in any way racist…

      …The country is sharply divided right now. Despite the truth spoken by a number of good people in my party, most Republicans believe Donald Trump’s lie that the 2020 election was fraudulent, stolen by Democrats—that’s almost half the country. Can you imagine the anger that would be ignited if they see Democrats alone rewrite, with no Republican involvement whatsoever, the voting laws of the country? If you want to see division and anger, the Democrats are heading down the right road. There is also a reasonable chance Republicans will win both houses in Congress, and that Donald Trump himself could once again be elected president in 2024. Have Democrats thought what it would mean for them—for the Democrat minority—to have no power whatsoever? And finally, Mr. President, I offer this thought: How absurd is it to claim that to save a democracy, a party that represents barely half the country must trample on the rules of our democracy’s senior institution.”

    212. jason says:

      Quinnipiac:

      “Americans give President Joe Biden a negative 33 – 53 percent job approval rating, while 13 percent did not offer an opinion. In November 2021, Americans gave Biden a negative 36 – 53 percent job approval rating with 10 percent not offering an opinion.

      Among Democrats in today’s poll, 75 percent approve, 14 percent disapprove and 11 percent did not offer an opinion.

      Among Democrats in November’s poll, 87 percent approved, 7 percent disapproved and 6 percent did not offer an opinion.

      Among registered voters in today’s poll, Biden receives a negative 35 – 54 percent job approval rating with 11 percent not offering an opinion.”

    213. Tina says:

      Oh noes.

      No New Years or J6 gaslighting bounce.

      33% approval.

      Quote Tweet

      Glenn Greenwald
      @ggreenwald
      · 23m
      NEW Quinnipiac poll: Biden’s approval rating crashes to 33%. 53% disapprove.

      Economy: 34/57
      Foreign Policy: 35/54
      COVID: 39/55

      https://poll.qu.edu/poll-release?releaseid=3831

    214. Tina says:

      Sad, but true from the joke 6 committee

      John – Free Floridian – Cardillo
      @johncardillo
      ·
      2h
      .
      @RepKinzinger
      and the rest of the sham J6 Committee want you to believe they’re circling the wagons around Ray Epps, a MAGA hat wearing “Trump supporter” who was filmed encouraging people to storm the Capitol, out of the goodness of their hearts because he’s totally not a fed.

    215. Wes says:

      I’ve always hated Chris van Hollen. He was the major proponent behind the Dems’ 2002 gerrymander that enabled him to beat Republican Connie Morella.

      I hope Hogan does run against him. If Biden continues to have dismal approvals, Hogan will have a legitimate lane against van Hollen. Despite this internal, van Hollen is still the clear favorite, but if Hogan can force him into a competitive race, Republicans sharply increase their chances of winning back the Senate.

    216. Tina says:

      Who would have thought this?

      Bloomberg
      @business
      · 13h
      Cannabis compounds prevent the virus that causes Covid-19 from penetrating healthy human cells, according to a lab study https://trib.al/x41ALhq

    217. Waingro says:

      Biden is at 28 (!)% approval with Hispanics in the QPac poll. The shift is real.

    218. Tina says:

      Can we do the same to the obese in Joyless Reid’s world?

      Quote Tweet

      Curtis Houck
      @CurtisHouck
      · 5h
      MSNBC’s Joy Reid proposes that unvaccinated Americans be paid less in the workplace (regardless of what their job is), face higher insurance premiums alongside groups like smokers, and pay higher medical costs if they ever get sick.

    219. Tina says:

      Good job, Rubio.

      The Hill
      @thehill
      · 11m
      Sen. @marcorubio: “I don’t care how many candlelight vigils and musical performances you have from the cast of Hamilton, you’re not going to convince most normal and sane people that our government last year was almost overthrown by a guy wearing a Viking hat and speedos.”

    220. NYCmike says:

      Did I ever call for NATO to be abolished? Would love to see where I wrote that.

      I definitely did write that Trump was correct to call countries out for their refusal to do their part in the common defense, and that the threat of breaking up is a valid argument, IF the countries who are members refuse to abide by its agreements.

      As for Republican Senator Rand Paul, he clearly has a blind spot when it comes to Iran. His argument about Nord Stream 2 makes zero sense.

      Oh well, nobody is perfect.

    221. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden is lashing out now because he is desperate:

      2024 National General Election Poll:

      Donald Trump 46% (+6)
      Joe Biden 40%
      @Rasmussen_Poll1,016 LV

    222. NYCmike says:

      “Biden is at 28 (!)% approval with Hispanics in the QPac poll. The shift is real.”

      -Yeah, but his support among Latinx is still high!/s

    223. jason says:

      I thought so too, Tina, in my post above.

    224. jason says:

      Biden managed to do the impossible, unite Rs against his stupid Jim Crow speech.

      Mitch McConnell:

      “The President’s rant yesterday was incorrect, incoherent, and beneath his office. He used the phrase ‘Jim Crow 2.0’ to demagogue a law that makes the franchise more accessible than in his own state of Delaware. He blasted Georgia’s procedures regarding local elections officials while pushing national legislation with almost identical language on that issue,” McConnell said. “The President implied things like widely-popular voter I.D. laws are ‘totalitarian’ on the same day Washington D.C.’s Democratic mayor told citizens to bring both a photo I.D. and a vaccine card anytime they leave their house.”

      “There was no consistent standard behind anything the President said. He trampled through some of the most sensitive and sacred parts of our nation’s past. He invoked times when activists bled, and when soldiers died. All to demagogue voting laws that are more expansive than what Democrats have in his own home state. Georgia has more days of early voting than Delaware or New York. Georgia has no-excuse absentee voting which Delaware and New York do not have. If Georgia or Texas present Jim Crow emergencies, then so do a whole lot of Democrat-run states,” McConnell continued. “The Senate Democratic Leader is going on cable TV and saying Georgia is ‘greatly restricting or eliminating early voting.’ This is a lie. Provably false. Georgia has more early voting than New York.”

      “Twelve months ago, this President called on Americans to ‘join forces, stop the shouting, and lower the temperature.’ Yesterday, he shouted that if you disagree with him, you’re George Wallace. If you don’t pass the laws he wants, you’re Bull Connor. And if you oppose giving Democrats untrammeled one-party control of the country, well, you’re Jefferson Davis,” McConnell said. “Twelve months ago, this President said that ‘disagreement must not lead to disunion.’ But, yesterday, he invoked the bloody disunion of the Civil War to demonize Americans who disagree with him. He compared a bipartisan majority of Senators to literal traitors.”

      “How profoundly unpresidential,” he continued. “I have known, liked, and personally respected Joe Biden for many years. I did not recognize the man at that podium yesterday.”

    225. NYCmike says:

      “Biden is lashing out now because he is desperate:”

      DeSantis keeps hitting the right notes whenever I see him speak, but man oh man would I love to see Trump come back in 2024 and win the Presidency! The absolute mayhem that will cause in some areas will be a joy to watch.

    226. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Quinnipiac Poll:

      Biden Approval/Disapproval- 33/53; BOOM!
      CGB- R45/D41

      https://poll.qu.edu/images/polling/us/us01122022_ubjw88.pdf

    227. DW says:

      234 – it would be useless to point out to this member of the Branch Covidian cult that the vax doesn’t work.

    228. NYCmike says:

      https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2022/01/12/why-would-the-government-need-a-database-of-unvaxxed-americans-seeking-a-religious-exemption-to-mandate-n1548846

      -I showed this to my wife – she told me “I now have more “patriot street cred” than you do! I may be on a list!”.

    229. NYCmike says:

      “234 – it would be useless to point out to this member of the Branch Covidian cult that the vax doesn’t work.”

      -She would be as “shocked” as Whoopi and the View ladies were!

    230. jason says:

      Did I ever call for NATO to be abolished?”

      I definitely did write………..and that the threat of breaking up is a valid argument…”

      I love it here.

    231. jason says:

      Another interesting number on that Quinn poll was that people are getting tired of the Jan 6 BS.

      While it still got 50-44 on whether it was a major insurrection or not that is down from like 53-40 in their last poll.

    232. NYCmike says:

      I love it to!

      When you show how limited your reading comprehension is while thinking that you are doing something else, it is incredibly funny!

    233. DW says:

      Another reason not to eat at McDonalds:

      “Ronald McDonald House to Evict Unvaccinated Families”

      So some grieving family’s little girl is dying of cancer, and while staying at a Ronald McDonald house to be near their dying daughter, the knock comes at the door, and the parents are told they have to get out now because they have not taken the second sacrament of the Branch Covidian cult.

    234. jason says:

      When you show how limited your reading comprehension”

      My reading comprehension is fine.

      By stating you favor disbanding NATO because of a “who pays what” argument it shows how ignorant you are of the importance of NATO and its mission.

      If you live in a gated condominium with 50 houses and 5 of them are not paying the association fee, are you going to tear down the gates, or are you going to say that security is in your interest anyway?

      That is an oversimplified view of NATO’s mission, but I know you are not a deep thinker.

    235. Gordon Allen says:

      Hard to believe Q’s numbers are worse for Biden than Rasmussen!

    236. jason says:

      Supposedly, some in the Dem party think Hillary Clinton is the “frontrunner” in 2024.

      The Biden Troll is going to have an orgasm.

    237. jason says:

      Not only that but she already has a powerful endorsement.

      “Even Bill Clinton recently set the stage for his wife’s potential 2024 candidacy, referring to her in an interview with People magazine as “the most qualified person to run for office in my lifetime, including me,” adding that not electing her in 2016 was “one of the most profound mistakes we ever made.”

    238. jason says:

      Major goal post moving alert.

      Biden is no longer trying to reverse price increases, he wants to “slow the rate of increases”.

      “Today’s inflation numbers show a meaningful reduction in headline inflation over last month. We are making progress in slowing the rate of price increases. But there is still more work to do — I remain focused on lowering costs for families and maintaining strong economic growth.”

    239. DW says:

      Just last week Biden was blaming Big Oil, Big Meat, and Big Everything for the inflation.

      Turns out the real cause is “Big Incompetence” in the white house.

    240. Wes says:

      CCLVI

    241. NYCmike says:

      Got it.

      jason believes that people who live in gated communities and agree to pay certain fees will not be made to pay those fees eventually……which also means he sides with Germany and France and other countries who simply rely on American taxpayer $$ to take care of their common defense with no repercussions to their standing in said treaty organization.

    242. Wes says:

      Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN) will retire in a year. Ironically Hollingsworth ran in 2016 pledging to serve only four terms. A term limits group that considers any term limits past three House terms apostasy (as opposed to the nonexistent term limits now) was attacking him for his position.

      You have to love ideological purists. They demand everything and get nothing.

      Ironically Dick the Misogynist Bastard Mourdock was the most successful advocate for term limits in the past decade. He pledged to limit himself to two Senate terms in 2012 but ultimately bettered that significantly by limiting himself to zero Senate terms.

    243. Wes says:

      Speaking of Mourdock, Mikey, where does the Bible say God wants rapists to impregnate women?

    244. Tina says:

      We are now looking at 4 rate rises in 2022.

    245. Tina says:

      Apparently, Mitchie refused to meet with Xi Biden, who popped by his office today.

      Mitchie said they did not connect.

    246. Tina says:

      Yikes, they are now “assessing” inflation.

      https://twitter.com/RNCResearch/status/1481381068741783555

    247. Waingro says:

      Interesting.

      Ann Coulter
      @AnnCoulter
      EXCLUSIVE: Trump is demanding to know Ron DeSantis’s booster status, and I can now reveal it. He was a loyal booster when Trump ran in 2016, but then he learned our president was a liar and con man whose grift was permanent. I hope that clears things up.

    248. NYCmike says:

      Heh!

      Coulter doesn’t hold back.

    249. NYCmike says:

      If Trump thinks each person/candidate has to publicize their health data, that is a data point AGAINST Trump for 2024.

    250. jason says:

      jason believes that people who live in gated communities and agree to pay certain fees will not be made to pay those fees eventually……which also means he sides with Germany and France and other countries who simply rely on American taxpayer $$ to take care of their common defense with no repercussions to their standing in said treaty organization.”

      Yes, actually the defense of France and Germany and other European countries IS in our interest, that is why we have NATO and why we spent trillions in Europe during the Cold War. Sorry you are too stupid to know that.

    251. Tina says:

      Maybe Adam Klunkzinger and beotch Xheney should review this on Epps:

      https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2101

      Epps has not been charged and was on the Fib most wanted list, and then was removed from it.

    252. jason says:

      Wes says:
      January 12, 2022 at 4:36 pm

      Speaking of Mourdock, Mikey, where does the Bible say God wants rapists to impregnate women?”:

      Don’t confuse him with difficult questions, wes.

      Right now he is trying to explain how he didn’t advocate for disbanding NATO when he said NATO should be disbanded unless Tom, Dick or Harry doesn’t pay their “fair share”.

    253. Tina says:

      The fact that he was on it and was removed was likely due to one Fib unit not knowing that he was an informant.

      The joke 6 committee of drats should provide the full and complete transcrip

    254. jason says:

      jason believes that people who live in gated communities and agree to pay certain fees will not be made to pay those fees eventually”

      NYC believes that if some of the houses don’t pay their fees the gated community will bring down the walls, end security, and do away with the gates.

      Got it.

    255. NYCmike says:

      “NYC believes that if some of the houses don’t pay their fees the gated community will bring down the walls, end security, and do away with the gates.”

      -No, that is incorrect.

      You are either lying, or you don’t understand how written HOA agreements work.

      Which one is it?

    256. jason says:

      Et tu, Dick Durbin?

      “Perhaps the President went a little too far in his rhetoric…”

    257. jason says:

      You are either lying, or you don’t understand how written HOA agreements work.

      Which one is it?”

      Zzzzzz…….the ole “are you going to stop beating your wife”

      Childish cop-out argument of the month.

      I have a question for you.

      Should NATO be disbanded because some countries pay less than their “fair share”?

      Yes or no?

      Hint: if it is yes, you are an idiot.

      If it is no, then GFY.

    258. jason says:

      My HOA only has one rule.

      If a barn burns down, everyone builds a new one.

    259. jason says:

      Bitter, we have some competition.

      Payton Manning and John Elway are also bidding for the Broncos.

      But the good news is they are in separate groups.

      A house divided cannot stand.

    260. jason says:

      Imagine how fast Amoral Scumbag would have been here and posted a Quinn poll showing Trump at 35% approval.

      It would have been the shortest interval ever measured by mankind.

      Now?

      Crickets.

    261. Wes says:

      Northam claims to be “98%” sure he knows the identity of the man in blackface in his annual:

      https://www.foxnews.com/politics/virginia-northam-99-percent-sure-who-wore-blackface-yearbook-photo

      Let me guess, Ralph. You see him in the mirror every day.

    262. NYCmike says:

      “Should NATO be disbanded because some countries pay less than their “fair share”?”

      -As with all agreements, if the parties who signed are not responsible, repercussions will eventually happen. I applauded President Trump for attempting to get all treaty members to take their membership seriously.

    263. jason says:

      I applauded President Trump for attempting to get all treaty members to take their membership seriously.”

      Me too, very laudable objective.

      Meanwhile, I thought threatening to disband NATO over who paid what was really stupid. Classic cut off your nose to spite your face idiocy.

    264. Gordon Allen says:

      So the answer to getting Nato members to pay more is asking PLEASE for the 2,978th time?
      Thinking that will work on try 2 979 is the definition of insanity.
      This isn’t 1949.
      Nato area population and GDP FAR exceeRussia. The only thing keeping Europe dependent is them

    265. Bitterlaw says:

      NYC has an interesting point. If NATO should be disbanded because some members don’t pay their fair share, we should re-evaluate our commitments. Did Belgium, France and the Netherlands pay their fair share to be liberated in WW2? If not, install Nazi governments until those cheap bastards pay up.

    266. jason says:

      So the answer to getting Nato members to pay more is asking PLEASE for the 2,978th time?”

      So maybe we realize NATO is much more important than what it costs and stop wasting time asking.

      “Fair share” is like “fair trade”, mostly based on BS.

    267. Wobbles says:

      “48% approved of Trump’s handling of the economy after his first year versus 34% for Biden: a 14-point gap”

      I will start worrying if Biden drops below 25%.

    268. Bitterlaw says:

      https://www.denverbroncos.com/schedule/

      Jason – How many llamas do you have to sell. The Broncos suck. Are there any affordable Inca players?

    269. jason says:

      7-9?

      We could try to steal it low with a 2.99 billion bid…

    270. mnw says:

      Sen. Tim Scott:

      “Biden’s speech was offensive to me as a southerner and as an American.” (Yeah, he stinks on ice.)

      In 1968, Biden would’ve Lewinskyed George Wallace in the Senate dining room, right after the bean soup.

    271. Bitterlaw says:

      It was 7-10. They play 17 regular season games now. Maybe Walt has money to buy in with us.

    272. jason says:

      I am sure Walt buried a bunch of hordes over the centuries, if he could only remember where.

    273. jason says:

      Why disbanding the FBI will only replace it with another woke institution.

      Until this changes, wokeness will continue to spread to all areas of society.

      https://redstate.com/alexparker/2022/01/12/major-university-eyes-forcing-professors-to-pledge-to-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-or-have-their-tenures-denied-n505719

    274. jason says:

      “Lewinskyed”

      I like it.

    275. jason says:

      Of course, I don’t know what George Wallace would have been doing in the Senate dining room.

    276. hugh says:

      251. I believe that the likely reason RAS has better polling for biden then leftwing pollsters is that he is still weighting his polling as if the electorate will favor dems as is usually does. I believe that is false and if he weighted his polling not on historical data, but what is likely to happen then biden is in the mid to low 30s

    277. jason says:

      They play 17 regular season games now.”

      Damm, 16 weeks of woke indoctrination are not enough?

    278. jason says:

      “MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday sharply raised the stakes in its dispute with the West over Ukraine, with a top diplomat refusing to rule out a Russian military deployment to Cuba and Venezuela if tensions with the United States mount.”

      I am sure the HHR isolationists won’t have a problem with this, Cuba is many miles away and Venezuela is even farther.

    279. Gordon Allen says:

      Jason. You’re being a moron again
      Cuba and Kazakhstan are Poles apart: literally and figuratively. Look at map of globe.

    280. Cash Cow TM says:

      Did someone say Cow?
      You wanna talk to me?

      Oh, never mind.
      It was jason who typed MosCOW.

    281. jason says:

      Ma, we caught a Dumbfish, also known as Neville Allen.

    282. Gordon Allen says:

      Passing a defense appropriation bill might send a message . Not pushing that sure does

      Strange you never mention that See Joint Chiefsle testimony yesterday.

    283. jason says:

      I guess Neville Allen thinks US foreign policy should be exclusively based on “distance”

      The Russians and Chinese will love to hear that.

    284. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason – Don’t worry. The US can allow Russia and China to do whatever they want until a competent President takes office. I read it at HHR.

      Of course, a competent President would tell Putin to F off. If Russia stations troops in Cuba and Venezuela, the US should immediately ask Ukraine for permission to build an airbase there.

    285. jason says:

      might send a message”

      Ah yes, the Russians and Chinese are going to crap their pants when they receive “messages”.

    286. jason says:

      The US can allow Russia and China to do whatever they want until a competent President takes office. I read it at HHR.”

      Absolutely brilliant.

      I hear Putin and Xi have advised there generals to stand down on any aggression and expansions plans because they are worried the next President might be competent.

    287. jason says:

      Of course, a competent President would tell Putin to F off.”

      Nah, I read here at HHR that we have to stand by and let the Soviet Union be recreated because, and I quote

      “They are stronger there than we are,and we would get our butt kicked”

    288. Bitterlaw says:

      I just heard that Tampa has the longest continuous sidewalk in the world. 4 1/2 miles.

    289. Phil says:

      So Romney is “disappointed” that Biden hasn’t been the “Unifier” he expected in the WH.

      What a complete an utter moron. What exactly did He expect? Talk about a clueless idiot. In the dictionary there is a picture of Romney under the word naive.

    290. Gordon Allen says:

      Jason. Distance is factor #1 militarily
      A Normandy invasion from Boston Harbor might have been tough.
      Airraids launched from Maine? Doubt it.
      We have NO options to affect things in Ukraine or Kazakhstan. Cuba self evidently is a different matter.
      Surely even you must know that

    291. Meldrim says:

      “Cuba and Kazakhstan are Poles apart: literally and figuratively.”

      There used to be a lot of Poles in Cuba (mostly Jews who had survived the Holocaust), but they left after Castro took over. I don’t believe that there are many Poles in Kazakhstan. But, to the extent that there are some Poles in those countries, yes, they would be apart from each other.

    292. Tina says:

      Do Google, if you want Covid Tests.

      -Kampala

    293. Tina says:

      It’s funny after a year in office, the Rs are “offended” by Biden.

      The same guy who has always made inflammatory racial remarks and likened the tea party to terrorists.

    294. Meldrim says:

      #308, we don’t need to have a base within Ukraine to send the Ukrainians weapons. The analogy here would be to Lend-Lease in 1939-41, not to the D-Day invasion. Anyhow, we do have bases in Germany from which we could carry out operations in the Ukrainian theater if we so chose to do.

      With respect to Kazakhstan, you are correct that we do not have any bases in the region. We had a pretty nice air base in Basra until that moron Biden gave it to the Taliban.

      As an aside, how difficult would it be for Biden to say “our troops no longer will be occupying Afghanistan, but of course we are keeping our air base in Basra and the 2,500 troops needed to defend it”? Had we kept the base, our remaining military could have kept protecting the American contractors that were supplying the Afghan army (when Biden announced that we would be leaving Basra, the American contractor pulled out of the country, and the Afghan government suddenly had no way to distribute food and munitions to its army), and the Afghan army could have held off the Taliban for the foreseeable future. Trump certainly would have kept the 2,500 troops needed to defend the Basra base, so the catastrophe in Afghanistan is all on Biden.

    295. mnw says:

      The principal purpose of the historic dining room is to allow members of Congress to entertain guests.

    296. Phil says:

      So the Supreme Court has now officially punted on the mandate for at least another week.

      Unbelievable.

      Maybe not. I smell Roberts.

    297. DW says:

      Phil…link?

    298. Phil says:

      Go to the Red State site.

    299. Tina says:

      Must be election time.

      Sean Davis
      @seanmdav
      · 2h
      Joe Biden is the same craven liar today as he’s been for the last 50 years. Did McConnell “like and respect” the Joe Biden who claimed Mitt Romney wanted to reinstate slavery? McConnell is either lying to himself or to everyone else, and he needs to knock it off. twitter

    300. mnw says:

      39/59 is a first ever.

    301. DW says:

      If the Osha requirement is allowed to stand, then the only way out is…

      1) getting tested weekly which is hugely inconvenient given there will be long lines and hours of wasted time–especially if one has already had Covid and knows he cannot get it again.

      2) getting a medical exemption

      3) getting a religious exemption. This is one that will become popular as people will argue that they have a conviction to not take something into their bodies that they believe to be harmful.

      Given the fragile nature of our economy, already on the brink of collapse, this mandate likely pushes it over the edge.

    302. DW says:

      Phil,

      While I agree with the frustration in the redstate article, they are making some assumptions here. The court can release verdicts whenever they want, and in whatever order they want. Any delay today does not mean it is delayed a week. From that article:

      “Thursdays are usually the day decisions are released so, at the very least, Americans have to suffer under the mandate another week.”

      I read another article earlier this week that said Thursday decisions by the high-court are actually rare.

      Delay doesn’t mean its necessarily going against us. Remember the Rittenhouse trial, the jury delayed and delayed and we were thinking it looked bad. Then suddenly they made the right call.

      My guess is that in this instance, the trio of Roberts, Barrett and Kavanaugh found a different reason to throw the OSHA mandate out than did Alito, Thomas and Gorsuch. So the haggling is over why to throw it out, not that it won’t be thrown out.

    303. DW says:

      “Massive CDC-Backed Study Finds Omicron Inherently Far Milder Than Other Variants”

      So the gov’t can cancel their order for body bags, and the SCOTUS should cancel the mandate.

    304. Tina says:

      Dw,that was known a month or so ago, from the reports from S Africa,

    305. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Wes and SoHope:
      Here is the first legitimate No. Carolina GOP primary poll. Budd and McCrory are close.
      Do you have a favorite?

      https://www.realclearpolitics.com/docs/2022/19091_JLF_NC_Toplines_v2.pdf

    306. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      The Hapless Joe Biden: “Before President Biden arrives on Capitol Hill to meet with Senate Democrats and push voting rights, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) is mulling a Senate floor speech at noon to argue against changing the filibuster in order to pass the legislation, Politico reports. As one Senate source said: “Sinema is having Joe Biden for lunch.”
      Leave a Reply

    307. jason says:

      MANCHIN just now on Sinema’s speech: “Very good. Excellent speech.”

    308. mnw says:

      No sarcasm for once: some relatively good news for Biden:

      While the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is out of control & terrible news for the regime’s sundowning figurehead, the new Producer Price Index (PPI) released today shows a comparatively benign 0.2% increase in the prices which manufacturers pay. The PPI is only for the last month, so it may or may not be a trend, but extrapolated to a full year, the PPI would indicate an annual inflation rate of 2.4% going forward..

      As a general rule, the PPI is a leading indicator of the CPI. Whatever happens to the CPI happens to the PPI FIRST.

    309. jason says:

      Whatever that means….

      “Senator Schumer announces plan to push through filibuster and proceed with voting rights legislation using a procedure known as “messages between the Houses” in a caucus memo.”

    310. jason says:

      Dems are good at making friends and influencing people…

      “Only two Democrats sat in the Senate chamber to listen to Sinema’s remarks. Several Republicans, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and his top deputy Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., were present for the speech.

      McConnell later told reporters he was pleased with Sinema’s remarks.

      “She literally saved the Senate as an institution,” McConnell said. “It was an act of conspicuous political courage.”

    311. NYCmike says:

      “Whatever that means….”

      -DC version of The Sting – and the headline song is “Message In A Bottle”.

      Don’t call the Capitol Police.

    312. mnw says:

      Bringing the Freedom to Cheat bills & the filibuster change to a Senate vote is supposed to “bring pressure” on Manchin & Sinema, but it doesn’t. Manchin’s JA has gone up in WV. So has Sinema’s, according to the most recent (old) poll I remember.

      But forcing a vote WILL pressure some DEM senators in tough ’22 races. There’s stuff in those garbage bills (I can’t list all of them) that seem like useful fodder for GOP attack ads– federal takeover of state elections; abolish photo ID safeguards, etc.– for example, will ‘yes’ votes on this krap play well in AZ & NV?

    313. NYCmike says:

      Bitterlaw,

      Do you watch Ted Lasso?

      Is your coaching style similar to his, or to Roy Kent’s?

    314. jason says:

      Et tu, Tulsi

      “Hillary’s calling tens of millions of Americans deplorables was divisive & disgusting. But Biden has gone further, calling those who disagree with his actions & policies domestic enemies, traitors, and racists. Biden promised to unite us, but he is doing all he can do divide us.”

    315. jason says:

      I think Bitter’s coaching style is:

      “Winning isn’t everything: it is the only thing”

    316. jason says:

      Sounds like Sinema and Manchin wanted to make it clear to Schumer.

      But the moonbats have him by the balls.

    317. Tina says:

      Tulsi as a Drat is more conservative than the Rinos.

    318. jason says:

      Biden given 4 Pinocchios by the WAPO for saying he was arrested during the Civil Rights movement.

    319. jason says:

      “Jennifer ‘pro-voting’ Rubin
      @JRubinBlogger
      · 1h
      Sinema is effectively asking the authors of Jim Crow and vote-rigging to give their permission for her to stop it. This is worse than incoherent or cowardice. It’s a moral disgrace. Ask the segregationists for permission to vote for Civil Rights Act?”

      Who is going to tell Jen that the Dems instituted with Jim Crow and the Dems filibustered the Civil Rights act?

    320. NYCmike says:

      #337 – “CG”, Robbie, here is your opinion written out by Rubin………unless you say otherwise.

    321. NYCmike says:

      https://www.hollywoodintoto.com/ondrasik-youtube-censorship-bias/

      -Always liked him, as the name of the band is a hockey reference, so you know they are good peeps.

    322. Tina says:

      Sc blocks osha mandate

      Keeps cma mandate

    323. Gordon Allen says:

      Supreme Court nixes vaccine Mandate on businesses

    324. Tina says:

      Sean Davis
      @seanmdav
      ·
      9m
      The Supreme Court granted a stay against the OSHA vaxx mandate pending the full appeal making its way through the 6th Circuit/SCOTUS. Kagan, Sotomayor, and Breyer dissented.

      SCOTUS refused to stay the Medicare/Medicaid vaxx mandate, w/ Kavanaugh joining the court’s 4 liberals.

    325. Tina says:

      Bushie and Soute 2.0 strike again?

    326. Tina says:

      SCOTUSblog
      @SCOTUSblog
      ·
      22m
      Breyer, Sotomayor, & Kagan dissent from the decision to block the vax-or-test rule for workplaces of 100 or more employees.

      Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch, & Barrett dissent from the decision to allow the health care vaccine mandate to take effect nationwide.

    327. DW says:

      Score one for old DW…

      DW says:
      January 13, 2022 at 12:03 pm
      Phil,

      While I agree with the frustration in the redstate article, they are making some assumptions here. The court can release verdicts whenever they want, and in whatever order they want. Any delay today does not mean it is delayed a week. From that article:

      “Thursdays are usually the day decisions are released so, at the very least, Americans have to suffer under the mandate another week.”

      I read another article earlier this week that said Thursday decisions by the high-court are actually rare.

      Delay doesn’t mean its necessarily going against us. Remember the Rittenhouse trial, the jury delayed and delayed and we were thinking it looked bad. Then suddenly they made the right call.

    328. NYCmike says:

      Roberts really loves to split the pooch.

      Maybe he offered Kavanaugh a beer before Gorsuch did, so Kav went with them for the Medicare decision.

    329. DW says:

      And so we have turncoat Kavanaugh to blame for the coming healthcare worker shortage…moron. Sorry I doubted Barrett. She held firm even on the healthcare worker mandate.

    330. Phil says:

      Good news on the OSHA mandate.

      I see Biden finally dipped below 40% in Rasmussen – an amazing accomplishment considering he’s had the entire MSM shilling for him 24/7 for the past twelve months. How bad do you have to be as President to hit 39% with that going for you? Imagine where Biden would be approval wise if he got hammered by the press anything like Trump did.

    331. Tina says:

      I was wrong about Barrett and the cma stay.

      Not wrong about Souter and Bushie regarding the cma stay.

    332. Phil says:

      Yep, DW. You called that one.

    333. DW says:

      Here is the official AP (with a few corrections)…

      “The US Supreme Court has blocked the Biden administration’s Branch Covidian cult mandate that would have required employees of large companies to join the controversial cult.

      The mandate, which would have impacted 80 million Americans, required that companies with over 100 employees force workers to become a Branch Covidian, or be subject to weekly harassment.

      The proposed cult mandate had drawn criticism from politicians, businesses, and citizens alike, with many even going so far as to file suit.

      As the Associated Press reports, the conservative majority on the court determined that the Biden administration “overstepped its authority” when it sought to mandate Branch Covidian cult membership and strict cult initiation rites on employees of large companies.

      “OSHA has never before imposed such a mandate. Nor has Congress,” wrote the conservative justices in an unsigned opinion. “Indeed, although Congress has enacted significant legislation addressing the Branch Covidian cult’s widespread growth, it has declined to enact any measure similar to what OSHA has promulgated here.”

    334. jason says:

      w/ Kavanaugh joining the court’s 4 liberals.”

      Roberts is not a liberal.

    335. Gordon Allen says:

      DW. Congratulations on calling it

    336. jason says:

      Roberts views himself as some sort of caretaker of SCOTUS and is worried about the perception of it being too far to the right.

      I think he is an ideological conservative, but he wants to be “fair and balanced”. That is why he splits the pooch as NYC said. If he was not chief justice, I think his votes would be more conservative.

      I don’t agree with some of his decisions, but calling him a liberal is just not accurate.

      Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan are liberals. Nobody else.

    337. jason says:

      Ok, Joe.

      Emerges from lunch with Senate Dems and delivers this earth shattering missive:

      “I hope we can get this done. The honest-to-God answer is I don’t know whether we can get this done,” Biden said.”

    338. DW says:

      Never forget that if the Never Trumpers had had their way, the SCOTUS would right now be 3 (including Roberts) to 6. That is three conservatives to 6 liberals.

      And right now you would be faced with the decision to either join the Branch Covidian cult or lose your job.

    339. Tina says:

      Props To Xi Biden’s, cos, Ron Klain, who stupidly tweeted that the osha mandate was a “work around.”

      The conservatives mentioned Klains tweet in their opinions.

      Ron Klain may become Ron Canned very soon.

    340. NYCmike says:

      When people call Roberts a “liberal”, I take that as being charitable to the man, allowing him an out for his cowardly, lack-of-logic-used decisions.

    341. NYCmike says:

      ““I hope we can get this done. The honest-to-God answer is I don’t know whether we can get this done,” Biden said.””

      -The honest-to-God answer is that Biden doesn’t even know what the question is.

    342. GF says:

      I forget, was the mandate on government contractors ever challenged, or did people just assume that the head of the executive branch could bully around him employees by only granting a religious exemption and not a medical exemption?

    343. NYCmike says:

      The video of Biden on Capitol Hill speaking about the proposed voting legislation – “CG”, Robbie, your silence is frightening! He is literally accusing state legislatures of rigging the vote counts by not agreeing to a federal takeover of voting regulations……..this is the person you voted for!

    344. NYCmike says:

      GF,

      Not sure. I was hoping at least 1 brave soul would stand up to the government, but that is asking a lot where government contracts are in danger.

    345. Wes says:

      The irony about what Biden is saying is that Republicans have passed reasonable, broadly popular election reforms that are often less restrictive than what Democrats in, say, New York have on the books. This is all histrionic demagoguery, and Biden is doing himself no favors by claiming the return of Jim Crow.

      People stopped believing Chicken Little eventually after all.

    346. Tina says:

      In a new poll. 15 percent trust ci Biden on covid. 30 percent trust Fraudci who covered up the virus’ origin, targeted dissenting scientists, and lied about theraupeurid

    347. DW says:

      HUGELY bad day for Prophet Biden, co-spiritual leader of the Branch Covidian cult.

      His mandate that everyone take the irreversible sacrament of his cult was thrown out, and one of his own cult members, Sister Sinema ripped him on the floor of the senate, denying his attempt to end the filibuster.

    348. Tina says:

      We should see further erosion in Xi Biden’s approval, Dw.

      This must be the worst week of this incompetent administration.

    349. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden’s bizarre ranting may be the cause of his approval ratings falling even further in several recent pills. The old loon comes across as cranky and demented.

      “The latest research by Redfield & Wilton Strategies finds that 44% of Americans disapprove and 39% approve of President Joe Biden’s overall job performance as President. His net approval rating, at -5%, is two points lower than in our polling on 18 December, when 44% disapproved and 41% approved of Biden’s” performance.

    350. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      2022 Generic Congressional Ballot Poll:
      Republicans 45% (+5)
      Democrats 40%

      @DecisionDesk/@NewsNationNow ~ 1,013 RV

    351. CG says:

      361. I should not have voted for Biden and you should not have voted for Trump.

    352. Tina says:

      I will vote for Hillary in 2024

      -jebot

    353. Tina says:

      Herschel Walker
      @HerschelWalker
      ·
      6h
      First, President Biden said if you don’t vote for him, you’re not black. Then, he said if you question the government, you’re a domestic terrorist. Now, if you disagree with his voting law, you are racist.

      I thought he was supposed to bring people together?

    354. mnw says:

      371 Tina

      Walker’s tweet (?) is very good!

      I suspect the Sundowner King did Walker & Kemp a favor by going down to GA, & holding up GA’s new election laws as Exhibit A, to prove the state is just as rayciss today as it was in 1861.

      Show Me Staters would resent that sort of nonsense, so I suspect Georgians may too.

      On the day he was inaugurated, whoever makes the decisions for this regime should have realized that they don’t have a 1932-type mandate, and tried to govern accordingly. Instead they’ve governed like it’s 1932 deja vu all over again… with predictable results.

      Manchin explaining to The Squad that “you need to elect more liberals” was a perfect capsule summary of Biden’s first year. (Hard to imagine, but this regime has barely begun).

    355. Tina says:

      Mnw, I like walker a lot.

      Also, dr. Oz had a great interview slamming Fraudci.

    356. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Bare shelves Biden”

      @robbystarbuck
      Not a great week for Democrats:
      • SCOTUS strikes down OSHA Mandate
      • Nashville becomes Republican district
      • Dems partisan election bill is dead
      • Manchin refuses to kill filibuster
      • Biden’s approval drops to 33%
      • #BareShelvesBiden trending
      • Inflation at a 40-year high

    357. Bitterlaw says:

      Corey is just angry that Hillary is not in her second term.

    358. NYCmike says:

      “361. I should not have voted for Biden and you should not have voted for Trump.”

      -“CG”,

      Time to become an adult, and make tough decisions.

      It was either Biden or Trump.

      Trump was the correct choice.

      Life sucks, then we die.

      Cheers.

    359. CG says:

      Bitterlaw, how did you become so bad at this HHR insult thing? That was beyond weak. Sad to see you like this. Jeb Bush should be in his second term. Or Mitt Romney should be in his third term. We would all be better off. At least you aren’t pretending like you are going to run for office again.

      Now, as for “tough decisions.” I did make a tough one in voting for Biden. I knew I might regret it and I was right, but of course he was going to win and did win regardless of what I did.

      The very easy decision was rejecting Trump from Day 1 and *never* wavering from that for a single minute of a single day.

      Anybody who wants a new and much better President after the 2024 election needs to break away from the Trump Cult.

    360. Cash Cow TM says:

      I don’t know whether to laugh or cry about some of the results of the Quinny poll (posted over on DRUDGE).

      Sure, the overall results are TERRIBLE for Biden.
      BUT…

      Nationally, Biden J/A is
      33 Approve to 53 Disapprove
      [IMO this means 33% of people in America
      are Bat Sheite Crazy]
      ********************************
      Of Registered D voters polled 75% approve of Biden’s job performance
      [There is NO HOPE for this party of the insane]
      ***************************************

      Among Adults:
      –34% approve of Biden’s handling of the economy
      –35% approve of Biden’s handling foreign policy
      –39% approve of Biden’s handling of COVID
      ARE THEY POLLING A HUGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN INSANE ASYLUMS?
      *********************************

      7% say Biden is doing a BETTER job than they expected!

      9% say Biden is TOO CONSERVATIVE!

      15% say the economy under Biden is DOING BETTER!

      28% say the economy today is EXCELLENT!

      [WTF ARE THESE PEOPLE SMOKING?]

      NONE of these people should be allowed to vote and possible not ever leave their homes.]

    361. jason says:

      I should not have voted for Biden and you should not have voted for Trump.”

      Sorry Biden Troll, that dog won’t hunt.

      Trump was a good President, Biden sucks.

    362. Country Dick Montana says:

      I can understand the people that despise Trump the man, but what so called conservative could dislike most of his policies. And that is really what we are voting for.

      Why would Jeb Bush or Mitt Romney be better than Trump? What policies would have been different that would make them a better choice?

      The biggest thing that Trump did was finally and with out any question show the establishment media for the self serving entity that it is. And he just about did the same with our un accountable and entrenched Federal Bureaucracy, especially the law enforcement part of it.

    363. Bitterlaw says:

      CDM – Everybody at HHR knows my feelings about Trump as a person. However, he was a good a President. I do not regret supporting him in 2016 and 2020 in the General Election. Fortunately, I live in PA so my vote mattered in 2016. I would not shake his hand but I wish he was President now.

      Corey lives in Illinois so his Presidential vote did not matter to the outcome. He could have not voted for President. However, his vote for Biden endorsed the current disaster.

    364. DW says:

      “Nonprofits Warn U.S. Aid to Afghanistan Likely to Fall Into Hands of Taliban”

      REALLY? Who could have known??

    365. jason says:

      I take the criticism of “Trump the man” with a grain of salt.

      Is he less ethical than Biden or Nancy Pelosi? More dishonest than Hillary? Does he lie more than Obama?

      He insulted his opponents? Maybe, but isn’t Biden calling anyone who disagrees with him Jim Crow and Jefferson Davis?

      Contrary to what CDM says above, I think there was plenty in Trump’s policies to criticize as a conservative.

      As a “person” he is no better or worse than most politicians.

    366. Country Dick Montana says:

      BL – I am kind of interested in his specific reason why he thinks Bush or Romney would be better Presidents. If it is policies then enumerate them. If its simply because Trump wasn’t “moral” enough or “unpresidential”, then that to me shows a sort of hero worship of politicians that is at best immature. Politicians don’t get to that level without being narcissistic SOB’s who would throw their families under the bus for more power. They are all basterds and for the most part corrupt.

    367. jason says:

      The biggest thing that Trump did was finally and with out any question show the establishment media for the self serving entity that it is.”

      Yes, I said this for years.

      Many here disagreed that this fight was essential for Trump, and that had Trump not met the MSM head on he would not have survived his term.

      I also said I doubt he could win this fight, and ultimately he didn’t, although he came within 42000 votes of doing so.

    368. Country Dick Montana says:

      jason says – “Contrary to what CDM says above, I think there was plenty in Trump’s policies to criticize as a conservative. ”

      CDM Says -“but what so called conservative could dislike most of his policies”

      Notice the word “most.” Most is not “all.”

      And I said that I could understand if they didn’t like the man Trump. I didn’t say that anyone should like or dislike him.

      Back to my original question for CG. What are the policies that Jeb or Mitt would have had that would make them better presidents?

    369. DW says:

      “As a “person” he is no better or worse than most politicians.”

      The difference is most politicians try to keep most of their personal baggage in the back seat, while Trump didn’t care that it was next to him in the front seat.

      But still, how many times have politicians been caught with an open mic they didn’t know about saying, “$%#@” about someone? Trump just does it out loud, but they all do it.

    370. DW says:

      “We also recognize that when you have a small margin and threshold in the Senate, it’s very difficult to get things done and to get legislation passed,” Psaki said.

      Uhm, Reagan got things done and didn’t even have control of both chambers of congress like Biden does!

      The difference was Reagan was a leader and Biden is a buffoon.

    371. jason says:

      I thought the Dems were against the filibuster.

      “And 6.5 hours after the vote began, a GOP bill to impose sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has FAILED, 55-44, needing 60 to pass.”

    372. mnw says:

      38/60

      How low can Joe go?

      Joe goes under the limbo stick.

    373. Phil says:

      Democrats are only opposed to the filibuster when the other side uses it.

    374. Tina says:

      Rasmussen is a right wing poling firm

      -jebot

    375. Tina says:

      Empty shelves are upon us.

      Buttplug should have never been confirmed.

      BS’s Errol Barnett: “What is your reaction to seeing grocery store shelves bare? Were you shocked by that?

      Buttigieg: “Well, I’m very concerned about this & it reflects the fact that as long as we go through phase after phase of this pandemic, we’re seeing disruptions[.]”

    376. Phil says:

      38/60

      Lol

      Mnw, how low indeed? …..and in the 30s with the MSM shilling for him daily. Imagine that number if the press was hammering him anything like what Trump endured. Knock another five points off that.

      ….and the Georgia speech. Wow. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.

      I love it.

    377. Country Dick Montana says:

      “38/60”

      IDK, call me one of the 38% who totally approves of what Biden is doing (in a perverse sort of way.)

      Of the 38% there are probably half that are only saying that they approve as they have an emotional investment in him and their own misguided vote/political beliefs

    378. Phil says:

      So. The guy who got elected by claiming he was a centrist all in favor of unity goes down to Georgia and accuses half the country of being in bed with Bull Connor.

      Brilliant.

      His puppeteers don’t have any more upstairs than slow Joe.

      When you’ve lost never Trumpers like Peggy Noonan over that speech you know it was a clunker.

    379. Cash Cow TM says:

      Here are SOME of AOL’s top 54 news stories today. and my reaction:

      BY THE WAY, ZERO STORIES ABOUT THE SOUTHERN BORDER CRISIS IN U.S., inflation, etc.

      And almost nothing on any of the real burning issues facing America and American’s minds…

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

      –plus 5 of the 53 “stories” are ads

    380. Cash Cow TM says:

      HERE IS WHAT THE CRACK(ed) JOURNALISTS ARE BUSTING THEIR HUMPS TO BRING TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC

      –Should you do a throat swab with an at home test?
      DON’T CARE

      –Conservative commentator gets COVID a 2nd time
      DON’T CARE

      –Paralyzed ex-NBA player fights dark thoughts
      DON’T CARE

      –Likely Outcome of Prince Andrew’s sex abuse lawsuit
      DON’T CARE

      –Region offers $10K to lure workers and entrepreneurs
      DON’T CARE

      –When are taxes due?
      DON’T CARE

      –25 safe countries where you can retire on
      $150K income
      DON’T CARE

    381. Cash Cow TM says:

      –Here is where the Manson family members are today
      DON’T CARE

      –ESPN pundit advises NFL QBs to take Vi-ag-ra
      DON’T CARE

      –Contents of Princess Diana’s will
      DON’T CARE

      –A look at Rock and Roll legends
      DON’T CARE

      –‘Joe Millionaire’ contestant says she was victim of sex trafficking
      DON’T CARE

      –CIA releases shocking SOS message of 70 years ago
      DON’T CARE

      –Cryptic tombstone messages
      DON’T CARE

      –Jamie Spears details blowout with Britney
      REALLY DON’T CARE

      –Prince Andrew renounces royal patronages
      ZZZZZZ

      –This cream can soothe psoriasis
      REALLY? And this is not an ad?

      –Bronx, Philly apartment fires highlight systemic racism
      WOW! Agenda driven headline much?
      I refuse to read further…

      –GA deputy suspended over Facebook post
      ZZZZZZZ

      –Girlfriend’s lawyer to appeal ex-Raider case
      ZZZZZZ

      –NFL star punished for violated COVID regs.
      ZZZZZZZZ

      –QB’s wife asks others to keep tickets from opponents
      zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

      –Despite warrant, police still waiting on Baldwin
      to turn over phone
      DON’T CARE

      –A singer reminisces about Bob Saget
      DON’T CARE

      –Australian town roasting in high temperatures
      DON’T CARE

      –NFL team fires coach
      ZZZZZZZ

      –the least reliable car
      DON’T CARE

      -Nicki Minaj lawsuit…
      ZZZZZZ

      –Everyone is jumping on the trampoline craze
      DON’T CARE

      –Meghan McCain’s trauma over miscarriage
      DON’T CARE

      –Latest Barbie doll honors journalist Ida B. Wells
      WHO GIVES A CRAP

      –How this credit card can save you money
      ZZZ

    382. Jimmy Carter says:

      Wow, I was pretty stupid to tell the American people to turn down the thermostat and put on a sweater. But Joe Biden is making me look like King Solomon.

    383. DW says:

      In a way, I can sort of respect the efforts of the two or three Democrats in congress who are trying to keep this major party from fully going off the cliff of insanity. But what does it say about this party that there are only two or three elected officials that have any brains at all?

    384. Cash Cow TM says:

      58 news stories on DRUDGE

      Guess how many were about illegal immigration crisis on southern U.S. border, soaring amount of illegal drugs coming into U.S. and big spike in drug deaths, human trafficking and sex trafficking related to southern open border.
      ###########################################

      If you had ZERO step up and claim your prize!

      WTF?
      Is there a law saying journalists can’t report on such things?

    385. jason says:

      it’s very difficult to get things done and to get legislation passed,” Psaki said.”

      Especially when you overreach.

    386. jason says:

      Maybe Fauci shouldn’t have called Marshall a moron…

      “On Tuesday, I asked if you would provide your financial disclosures and investments to Congress and the public,” Marshall, a physician and military veteran, wrote to Fauci in a letter obtained by Fox News. “As a member of the committee directly responsible for the oversight of NIAID, I expect a direct, transparent, and honest answer. Instead I was met with a personal insult, deflection, and counter question as to why financial disclosures are important. At a time when multiple federal officials have stepped down due to questionable financial transactions during the pandemic, these questions are both reasonable and relevant. [….]

      “This letter is to formally request your financial disclosures for the fiscal years covering the pandemic,” Marshall wrote. “Several of my requests for information from your office have required months for a response or are still outstanding. Please provide these disclosures by 5:00pm Friday, January 14. Furthermore, considering the extensive redaction of the disclosure dated April 21, 2020, please provide me with copies that only redacts personal and sensitive information allowed for by law.”

    387. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Is it any wonder why the world is puzzled by Biden?

      “Now the Biden administration is simultaneously proclaiming overseas that America is back, in all its order-building awesomeness, and maintaining at home that democracy is one voting-rights bill away from collapse.”

    388. DW says:

      Armstrong Williams: “The Average Empire Survives for 250 Years. Is America at Death’s Door?”

      Biden is working tirelessly day and night to try to answer this question with a YES.

    389. jason says:

      Senators voted 55-44 on Cruz’s legislation, falling short of the 60 votes needed for it to pass. Democratic Sens. Tammy Baldwin (Wis.), Catherine Cortez Masto (Nev.), Maggie Hassan (N.H.), Mark Kelly (Ariz.), Jacky Rosen (Nev.) and Raphael Warnock (Ga.) joined every Republican save Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in voting for the bill”

      Can’t wait for “abolish NATO over Nord II pipeline” NYC to twist himself into a pretzel to defend Rand Paul’s vote.

    390. jason says:

      Interesting cast of characters on the Dem side.

      Hassan, Warnock, Kelly and Masto have tough races.

      Not sure why Baldwin and Rosen voted with the Rs.

    391. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Michael Avenetti of Stormy Daniels / Trump fame may be the greatest Grifter EVER!. He’s out of prison and has immediately started grifting again by suing for mistreatment while confined, to the tune of $94 million ,or $1 million per day for each day he was confined.

      This is hilarious. Avenetti claims that the sole book he was allowed to read while imprisoned was Donald Trump’s “Art of the Deal”.

    392. Tina says:

      Election Wizard ??
      @ElectionWiz
      · 28m
      SCORECARD–GOP who voted to impeach Trump:

      Katko – resigned
      Kinzinger – resigned
      Gonzalez – resigned
      Toomey – resigned
      Upton – primaried
      Newhouse – primaried
      Cheney – primaried
      Meijer – primaried
      Rice – primaried
      Valadao – primaried
      Beutler – primaried
      Murkowski – primaried

    393. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      John Kathko(R-NY), being one of Trump’s ten Republican impeachers has announced his retirement.
      Out of the ten GOP impeachers, I believe, three including Kathko are retiring and at least four, Rice(SC), Cheney(WY), Herrera(WA) and Upton(MI) are in very tough primaries.

    394. Tina says:

      We need to Primary Quittens in 2024, if he does not quit.

    395. jason says:

      LOL

      “Due to the circumstances regarding COVID and another potentially hazardous winter storm approaching the D.C. area this weekend, the Senate will adjourn tonight,” Mr. Schumer said. “We will return on Tuesday to take up the House-passed message containing voting rights legislation.”

    396. mnw says:

      Sean Trende, the Real Clear Politics (RCP) jefe, writes today that his Senate prediction model for ’22 is R+4 at the moment. He claims, & provides statistical evidence (fwiw), that his model has been pretty accurate during the last 5 or so off-year elections.

      While Trende can’t be fairly characterized as a leftist shill, he’s certainly no friend to, or fan of, the GOP. (As an aside, I THINK RCP has moved a little toward the center of the political spectrum of late.)

      He singles out CO as a possibly competitive senate race, if Biden’s JA remains where it is now.

    397. Tina says:

      zerohedge
      @zerohedge
      ·
      2h
      Goldman: “This morning’s large retail sales miss indicated downside to our Q4 consumption and GDP tracking estimates”

    398. DW says:

      Incredible that Psaki blamed a ‘stagnant’ (i.e. do-nothing) congress!

      The DEMS hold BOTH chambers of congress.

    399. jason says:

      Well ok then.

      “Specifically, Pelosi was asked by a reporter if she thought Biden’s comparison of his political opposition to Democrat racists of days gone by went too far. Though she appeared a bit out of sorts over the question at first, Pelosi quickly recovered, not only declaring the speech “was wonderful” but also insultingly stating that Biden’s references to Bull Connor were no big deal because, in her (rambling) words, “nobody knows who Bull Connor is.”

    400. jason says:

      I have to admit I don’t know who Bull Connor is either but I choose to be insulted anyway.

    401. mnw says:

      Bull Connor (just going by memory; not important enough for me to Wiki):

      The sheriff in Selma, Alabama who used police dogs & fire hoses on civil rights marchers as they tried to cross a bridge in Selma.

      His name became a synonym for brutal bigotry operating under the color of law.

      So, basically, Connor was just like Mitch McConnell, per Biden anyway.

    402. jason says:

      Tks, I could have googled it but too lazy.

    403. NYCmike says:

      Let’s see:

      I don’t agree with Trump on every policy.
      I don’t agree with Rand Paul on every policy.
      I don’t agree with Ted Cruz on every policy.
      I don’t agree with George W Bush on every policy.

      BUT, I agree with them more of the time than I agree with any Democratic opposition they have had and/or will have, which is why I support them.

      No pretzels for you!

    404. NYCmike says:

      Or is there a “parliamentarian” or some official in the Senate to bury this before the vote?

    405. jason says:

      Funny, so George Wallace, Jefferson Davis and Bull Connor have something in common?

      All Democrats.

    406. jason says:

      BUT, I agree with them more of the time than I agree with any Democratic opposition they have had and/or will have, which is why I support them.”

      Hilarious, that is one of the strongest arguments against deadenders.

      NYC is at war with himself again.

    407. NYCmike says:

      “Hilarious, that is one of the strongest arguments against deadenders.”

      -“deadenders” is just a name that RINOs use to deflect their take-my-ball-and-go-home way of infantile thinking.

      That is why those Republicans who turn their backs on a Republican who wins a primary but who wasn’t their choice is called a RINO……for example, “CG”.

    408. jason says:

      deadenders are Chuck Schumer’s favorite “conservatives”.

    409. jason says:

      Haven’t heard much from this guy, but in case anyone was wondering, still an idiot.

      “Howard Dean: Right-Wing Zealot Supreme Court Is a ‘Threat’ to America — Millions Will Die”

    410. mnw says:

      422 Addendum:

      I erred in one respect. I’m still just going by memory:

      Bull Connor was NOT the Sheriff, he was the Selma, AL police chief.

      The SHERIFF was James (“Jim”) Clark, who bore a truly uncanny resemblance to the late actor Rod Steiger (“Heat of the Night”). Sheriff Clark & Chief Connor worked in tandem to brutalize the Selma civil rights protesters who were marching for voting rights– i.e., an end to poll taxes & literacy tests, & in favor of what became the Voting Rights Act of 1965– which still controls Congressional redistricting today, btw.

      “National Brotherhood Week” (song) by Tom Lehrer:

      “Oh, the white folks hate the black folks,
      And the black folks hate the white folks.
      All of your folks hate all of my folks,
      It’s as American as apple pie!

      But during National Brotherhood Week,
      National Brotherhood Week,
      Lena Horne and Sheriff Clark are
      Dancing cheek-to-cheek!”

    411. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      If there is one consolation for Biden, Kamala Harris poll numbers are even worse than his.

      Biden Job Approval:
      Approve 41%
      Disapprove 53%.

      Harris Job Approval:
      Approve 35%
      Disapprove 53%.
      @YouGovAmerica @umasspolsci, 1,000 Adults, 12/14-20

      Biden Job Approval:
      Approve 39%
      Disapprove 44%.

      Harris Job Approval:
      Approve 35%
      Disapprove 43%
      @RedfieldWilton, 1,500 RV, 1/8-9

      Biden Job Approval:
      Approve 38%
      Disapprove 60%
      @Rasmussen_Poll, 1,500 LV, 1/11-13

    412. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @SKMorefield
      I don’t think it’s far-fetched to say that if Donald Trump hadn’t won in 2016 and appointed three SCOTUS justices, the U.S. would literally be Australia right now.

      @johnrich
      Only 33% of Americans approve of Joe…he’s got three more years to hit 0%. Cmon man, you can do it!

    413. Tina says:

      The sc missed yesterday on the cms vax mandate.

      Souter and Bushie screwed us.

      Bushie is she’ll shocked.

      Not a good Trump pick.

      Schlicter has an article out about no more Federalist society judges.

    414. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      This is how you get yourself taken off the White House Christmas card list:

      @TulsiGabbard
      Biden promised to unite our country. Instead he betrayed us, pouring fuel on the fire of divisiveness, tearing our country apart. Biden compares those who disagree with him to racists, traitors & enemies, & has his AG target Americans as domestic terrorists. Unfit to lead.

    415. Jimmy Carter says:

      Hillary Clinton is rumored to be pushing a comeback in 2024, to give Bill his third term. She is 74 now, and would be 77 then.

      Biden is 79 now, and would be 82 then, but his mind is already gone.

      I am only 97 now, and would only be 100 in 2024, and I still have a valid 2nd term I could serve, unlike Bill Clinton.

      I am going to throw my hat in the ring as the best my party can offer. Am going to pick Adlai Stevenson as my running mate.

    416. Tina says:

      I am so excited that Hillary may be running.

      -Jebots

    417. NYCmike says:

      https://pjmedia.com/columns/victoria-taft/2022/01/14/the-supreme-courts-incoherent-covid-mandate-rulings-n1549426

      -jason,

      Before your knee-jerk response of “Roberts is a conservative justice.”, please explain where this article is incorrect about him.

    418. mnw says:

      RE: Bull Connor & Sheriff Jim Clark:

      I finally wiki-ed this, to check my recollections.

      I had A LOT wrong in my two earlier posts, to wit:

      Connor used dogs & fire hoses on civil-rights protesters in Birmingham in 1961. Sheriff Clark did the same in Selma in 1965.

      See what just going by memory gets you?

    419. Gordon Allen says:

      The White House is spreading alarm about Ukraine

    420. DW says:

      Whoopi Goldberg: Nothing Has Changed Since Slavery

      I thought Obama won in 2008 and 2012?
      I thought Winsome Sears won the VIRGINIA Lt. Gov race in 2021?
      I thought that blacks went from carrying the bags to swinging the clubs at Augusta National?

    421. jason says:

      The White House is spreading alarm about Ukraine”

      Good.

    422. Tina says:

      Yes intelligence has determined. The same intelligence that cannot tell us who planted the pipe bombs at the rnc on 1/5/21. Just trust us.

      This is russia bounty hunter 2.0.

    423. DW says:

      Youngkin is sworn in tomorrow here in Virginia. Snowstorm arrives Sunday. He will be blamed for anything that goes wrong during the storm.

    424. jason says:

      Before your knee-jerk response of “Roberts is a conservative justice.”, please explain where this article is incorrect about him.”

      Hmmmm…..

      Let’s see:

      I don’t agree with Trump on every policy.
      I don’t agree with Rand Paul on every policy.
      I don’t agree with Ted Cruz on every policy.
      I don’t agree with George W Bush on every policy.

      BUT, I agree with them more of the time than I agree with any Democratic opposition they have had and/or will have, which is why I support them.

      No pretzels for you!”

      Ring a bell?

      I don’t agree with every Roberts decision. But would a liberal justice have vacated Biden’s vaccine mandate for private business?

      Of course not.

      Again, Roberts is an ideological conservative. He is not going to vote “conservative” on every vote, only in the vast majority of cases.

    425. jason says:

      Yep, a real “liberal”.

      “As Chief Justice, Roberts has presided over 21 precedent-overturning cases and voted to overturn precedent in 17 of them (81%).

      Fifteen of those 21 precedent-overturning cases ended in split 5-4 decisions with liberal and conservative blocs aligned against one another. In these 15 ideologically-charged cases, Roberts’s voting record lines up almost perfectly with his partisanship. He voted to overturn precedent in all 11 of the 15 cases with a conservative outcome, and in just 1 of the 4 cases with a liberal outcome (25%). In the 15 precedent-overturning cases with partisan implications, in other words, Justice Roberts voted for a conservative outcome 14 times (93%). Chief Justice Roberts is one of only two justices since 1946 to support 100% of decisions overturning precedent that led to conservative outcomes.

      Compared the Chief Justice’s overall voting record with those of other justices, and found his record to be as conservative as those of his most partisan current and former colleagues. Roberts has voted in total of 241 5-4 split decisions, and has almost always sided with the most conservative of his colleagues in such decisions: Justice Kavanaugh (89%); Justice Alito (88%); Justice Thomas (85%); Justice Scalia (84%)”

    426. jason says:

      Reporter: “So the sense is things are going well [at the White House], there’s no need for change right now?”

      Jen Psaki: “We could certainly propose legislation to see if people support bunny rabbits and ice cream, but that wouldn’t be very rewarding for the American people.”

      Rabbit in wine sauce and ice cream for desert?

      It would be rewarding for me. I support it.

    427. DW says:

      Youngkin already under fire for deciding to rescind the school mask mandate on day 1.

    428. jason says:

      He could discover the cure for cancer and he will be criticized for prolonging the life of mostly white people.

    429. Tina says:

      Investigate the Ag and impeach him too.

      The Columbia Bugle ??
      @ColumbiaBugle
      ·
      50m
      Fixed it for you:
      1-Impeach Biden
      2-Fund a border wall and institute a total immigration moratorium
      3-Investigate FBI misconduct
      4-Bring manufacturing back home to the United States
      5-Defund every pandemic emergency measure and the media’s favorite doctor

      And break up Big Tech!

    430. mnw says:

      Why did Biden invoke Bull Connor instead of Sheriff Jim Clark in his Atlanta demagogues-r-us speech?

      1) Logically, invoking Clark would’ve made more sense, because Clark brutalized protesters who were marching for VOTING rights in Selma, i.e., specifically in support of the VRA.

      2) Instead, he invoked Bull Connor, who brutalized Freedom Riders who were protesting de jure segregation in general.

      Why did Biden choose to compare his political opponents to Bull Connor, then? For the simple reason that Connor’s NAME is more familiar today. Simple as that.

      Once upon a time in the ’60s, Connor & Clark were equally notorious.

    431. Gordon Allen says:

      The White House also lobbied against the gas pipeline bill proposed by Cruz.
      And still no DOD appropriation bill.
      Boy,we’re showing them!
      I know we have no military option( unlike Jason), but geez that’s an invitation.

    432. Tina says:

      Military without intelligence

      A fat blob in charge.

      The same slob that gave away Bagram.

    433. Tina says:

      Midterms are coming up.

      Andre Damon
      @Andre__Damon
      · 4h
      ?BREAKING?

      US Government to end daily COVID death reporting

      A document issued issued Jan 6 by the US Health and Human Services tells hospitals they are no longer required to report daily COVID-19 deaths to the federal government starting Feb 2.

      Story broken by @DataDrivenMD

    434. NYCmike says:

      #449 – Where is the link, so that I can judge for myself what the author considers “conservative” and “liberal” outcomes?

      Odd how certain people don’t like to share their links for information………kind of like a Katie Couric, Dan Rather, Chuck Todd etc etc etc…..

    435. NYCmike says:

      #455 – go easy on the A-Hole.

    436. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Some good economic news, which Biden had nothing to do with:

      “So far this month, the European Union has received U.S. natural gas volumes five times higher than Russia’s pipeline deliveries, according to Polish outlet rp.pl, the first time in history in which American LNG has surpassed Russian gas deliveries.

      Last month, at least 30 tankers with liquefied natural gas from the United States were headed to Europe, where the gas and energy crisis pushed regional LNG prices way above the Asian LNG benchmark and 14 times higher than the U.S. Henry Hub price.”

    437. mnw says:

      460 SDC

      Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP) is my favorite NG & LNG play.

      You have one? (I only consider equities with a handsome yield– over 7%.)

    438. Tina says:

      Retweeted

      SETH WEATHERS
      @sethweathers
      ·
      23h
      If you’re surprised Brett Kavanaugh sided with unconstitutional vaccine mandates, I’m embarrassed for you

      Not sure when or if conservatives will ever wake up

      Did you really think a “beltway conservative” was going to really fight for you on the US Supreme Court?

    439. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      461. I do consulting/contract work in energy/gas, so avoid making recommendations as it could open a can of worms. However, sounds like you made an excellent investment decision.

    440. jason says:

      Now Kavanaugh is a RINO traitor commie?

      Nobody is safe.

      If I was Tina and NYC, I would keep looking in the mirror for any changes.

    441. Cash Cow TM says:

      There is a movement afoot to ban the use of “man”, so I consider that as I write this story.
      #############################################

      On a plane from Personchester, England to Personitoba, Canada the personifest included footballer Eli Personning, singer Barbara Persondrell (carrying her persondolin and getting a personicure), baseball player Mickey Persontle, African Nelson Persondella and former Nicaraguan dictator Personuel Noriega.

      For lunch they were served persondarin oranges, persongoes, and personicotti and they all drank personhattans. They all depersonded seconds. Noriega got drunk and personhandled Mrs. Persondrell. The stewardess was trying to write a personuscipt about a personal personifesto but stopped to personeuver near them try to personipulate and personnage the situation and told Noriega to mind his personners.

      Noriega got mad at her efforts to personipulate him and persongled a personilla envelope in her face as he laughed personiacally. He then ate a praying persontic, committed personslaughter and fled. It was persondatory that a personhunt take place. They found him in the back of the plane personufacturing a personifold out of personganese.

      Of course, the court repripersonded Noriega and persondated that he be put in prison instead of sending him to his own personsion back home. Noriega said the sentence was a bunch of horse personure. But the court said he had to “person up” and accept it.

      When he was asked when he would get out, Noriega said “personana.”

      The End

    442. Cash Cow TM says:

      “Bull Connor was NOT the Sheriff…”
      *****************************************
      I once had a heated fling with a bull NAMED Conner.

    443. Cash Cow TM says:

      “Whoopi Goldberg: Nothing Has Changed Since Slavery”

      Whoopi is an ignorant fool.
      (Wasn’t she also the one who said Jill Biden was a medical doctor?)

      –13th Amendment
      –14th Amendment
      –15th Amendment
      –desegregation of the U.S. military
      –(federal, State, and private) hiring quotas based on race
      –enrollment quotas guaranteeing admissions to numerous colleges and universities
      –high paying pro sports fields dominated by black athletes
      –large number of millionaires in the music and entertainment industries are AA (including Whoopie)
      –Oprah one of 6 richest people in America
      –We have/had a number of cabinet level positions filled by AAs
      –Blacks of the SCOTUS
      –Blacks elected to State office positions
      –SCOTUS strikes down separate but equal in 1950s
      (Brown v Bd of Ed.)

      and the list could go on and on and on.
      ############################################

      She is dumber than a sled track.

    444. mnw says:

      Damage control!

      Psaki clarified that Biden wasn’t comparing opponents of his voting rights bill to George Wallace and other segregationists “in HUMAN terms,” but that Biden was only saying his political opponents’ “ACTIONS were like those of Wallace.”

      Lawyers sometimes call that “a distinction without a difference.”
      I just call it mystifying gibberish.

      In any event, the yuuge blowback must’ve been a major surprise to the WH, judging by the fact Psaki felt the need to go out there and explain that it all depends on what the meaning of the word “is” is.

    445. DW says:

      Bongino’s you tube channel suspended because they claim he posted mis-information.

      He said masks don’t work to stop the spread of Covid.

    446. NYCmike says:

      Came back after 3 or more hours……..no link from jason yet as to where he got that information about Roberts……..but he did reflexively defend Kavanaugh for the horrible decision he made in one of those cases.

    447. Wes says:

      Next Psaki will pull out the Chewbacca defense to try to cover for Biden:

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aV6NoNkDGsU

    448. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @Rasmussen_Poll

      Biden’s approval index: Strongly Approve – 18% (record low)
      Strongly Disapprove – 49% Index: -31, a record wide

    449. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “OTTAWA, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly will visit Kyiv next week to reaffirm support for Ukrainian sovereignty and reinforce efforts to deter “aggressive actions” by Russia, Ottawa said on Saturday.”

      I never thought I would see the day Canada would pursue a more aggressive foreign policy than the U.S. Biden becomes more pathetic with each passing day.

    450. jason says:

      “General Electric Co. , Union Pacific Corp. and other large employers have suspended Covid-19 vaccine requirements for workers after a U.S. court ruling blocked the Biden administration’s plan to mandate vaccines for federal contractors”

      Ok, my next airplane engine will be a GE and my next train ride will be on Union Pacific.

    451. jason says:

      but he did reflexively defend Kavanaugh for the horrible decision he made in one of those cases.”

      Came back after 7 hours.

      Could not find the post where I “reflexively defended Kavanaugh for the horrible decision”

      Could you pls post it, maybe NYC’s dog ate it.

    452. jason says:

      I never thought I would see the day Canada would pursue a more aggressive foreign policy than the U.S. Biden becomes more pathetic with each passing day.”

      Maybe Canada learned from history and doesn’t really believe in “peace in our time”.

    453. jason says:

      Here is the link to the article on Robert’s conservative record especially for NYC.

      Although the author of the study is left wing and the context is critical of Roberts for being a conservative, the data on the votes is a matter of public record.

      “Chief Justice Roberts joined the Supreme Court in 2005 after the death of the late Chief Justice Rehnquist. Since that time, he has voted in total of 241 5-4 split decisions. In 175 of such cases, Justices Scalia, Thomas, and Alito also participated. This conservative coalition voted with Roberts in more cases than any other set of justices. In 5-4 decisions, these four justices voted together either in the Court’s majority or dissent 75% of the time. By comparison, Justices Roberts, Ginsburg, Breyer, and Sotomayor have voted in 158 5-4 decisions together since Sotomayor joined the Court in 2009. These justices were on the same side of such decisions just 8% of the time.

      Roberts Has Sided with Conservatives in Most 5-4 Decisions for 13 Years

      This graph reports Justice Roberts’s agreement level with each of his colleagues in 5-4 decisions since 2005.* Data indicate that throughout his career, the Chief Justice has almost always sided with the most conservative of his colleagues in such decisions: Justice Kavanaugh (89%); Justice Alito (88%); Justice Thomas (85%);Justice Scalia (84%). By contrast, his alignment frequency with liberal justices is10% or less with Justices Kagan, Ginsburg, and Steven”

      The data is clear. Calling Roberts a liberal makes you look like an ass.

      Oh wait…

      https://www.takebackthecourt.today/chief-justice-roberts-almost-always-votes-overturn-precedent

    454. jason says:

      “Roberts hasn’t really become more liberal

      Share of Roberts’s votes that were coded as conservative, before and after the 2016 Supreme Court term
      Pre-Trump Post-Trump
      Cases Votes Conservative Rulings Votes Conservative Rulings Diff.
      Close 198 81.8% 38 78.9% -2.9
      All 914 58.2 137 55.5 -2.7

      “Pre-Trump” includes case data for the 2005-2016 terms, while “post-Trump” covers the 2017 and 2018 terms. The 2016 term is counted as pre-Trump because it started before Trump was elected, but it ended in 2017. “Close cases” are defined as those in which the majority was four or five and the minority was three or four.

      Source: The Supreme Court Database”

    455. jason says:

      I have not followed the NFL at all, but I saw on a betting site that both cheaters Brady and Belichick made the playoffs.

      So I am predicting a Patriots vs. Bucs SB, may the best cheater win.

    456. jason says:

      Pravda would be proud.

      “Now there’s news that DirecTV intends to stop carrying One America News Network’s two channels, once their contract expires in early April. While they would still be carried by Verizon FiOS and other, smaller pay-TV providers, DirecTV is OANN’s largest distributor. So, this would basically cripple them, if not do them in, in terms of revenue. According to Reuters reporter Brad Heath, OANN has said it gets 90 percent of its revenue from DirecTV owner AT&T. It’s hard to survive losing 90 percent of your revenue, if that’s true.

    457. jason says:

      I don’t have Direct TV but if I did I would cancel my subscription.

    458. jason says:

      And I don’t even watch OAN.

    459. Tina says:

      Suspended Bongino.

      Oan removed from Direct Tv.

      Cringeshaw shilling for Cheney.

      I swear the Rs are out to lunch.

    460. Tina says:

      Nobody cares about J6. In fact, it appears that Xi Biden’s approval rate plunged within the last week. Divisive speeches and an economy collapsing.

      L. Louise Lucas
      @SenLouiseLucas
      · 11h
      If Glenn Youngkin wanted to bring us together tomorrow he could tell everyone attending who went to the Capitol on January 6th to stand up and leave immediately because with the history of our VA Capitol we will not tolerate insurrectionists here.

      I don’t think he has it in him.

    461. jason says:

      Maybe he should tell anyone who supported the BLM and Antifa riots to leave.

    462. jason says:

      Ted Cruz and Kavanaugh became RINO communist traitors this week.

      Stay tuned for next week.

    463. jason says:

      Awwwww….. “whistleblower’ Vindaman disappointed with peace in our time Biden?

      “Now what? Diplomacy looks to be a dead-end & the U.S. & West have done little on deterrence. Russia’s offensive against Ukraine will be the largest in Europe since World War II & there is nothing effective being done to avert it. Start working contingencies & arm Ukraine.”

      Yes, I agree, start arming Ukraine with a massive airlift of offensive weapons NOW.

    464. Gordon Allen says:

      Tell me why on earth that is in moderation?

    465. Gordon Allen says:

      The Ukranians have more men under arms than the reported 175,000 Russian, and 2,700 tanks.
      They could strike back against the Russian border, which is long and weakly defended given their offensive concentration, and raid into Russia; would be a serious political blow to Putin. Threaten it.
      Standing pat on defense only has never worked.
      The Ukranians aren’t as helpless as it is made to seem.
      Reintroduce sanctions on the Nordstream pipeline.
      And pass a damn military appropriation bill if Schumer and Pelosi can get around to it.
      PS the US and Nato still don’t have military options; but there are others available.

    466. Tina says:

      Can we just send the whistleblower, Vindman, to the front line,

      I am sure his body odor (read the reports on that) will defeat the Russians.

    467. jason says:

      he US and Nato still don’t have military options;”

      BS, someone should tell Neville Allen NATO is a MILITARY alliance.

      NATO and the US have a myriad of military options.

      But the first military option is to arm the Ukrainians with weapons that will do real damage to any invading force.

      The second is to share intelligence with the Ukrainians, so that Putin knows that every troop movement and military asset placement is known to the Ukrainians, even what the Russian troops had for breakfast this morning.

    468. jason says:

      Vindman has Ukrainian citizenship, by all means he should join their army. With his experience, he can be sent to the front line immediately.

    469. jason says:

      Elections have consequences.

      “Virginia’s new Attorney General has just fired the entire civil rights division in the AG office and announced that he will prosecute criminal cases in jurisdictions where Soros DAs decline to prosecute”

    470. Tina says:

      The va ag may be a front runner for Ag, if a R wins in 2024.

      That is the way you do it. Prosecute crimes and dismiss the bureaucrats.

    471. Tina says:

      No more bondo Barr and Scaredy Cat Sessions.

      They may have been good the first go around, or in the Senate, but we’re terrible in their last positions.

    472. jason says:

      Edelman agrees with me.

      “It’s Julian Edelman against the world.

      The retired New England Patriots receiver displayed the full measure of loyalty to his former coach and quarterback this week by posting a photo of dual $50,000 bets on Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Bill Belichick’s Patriots advancing to Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles.

      The $100,000 gamble at WynnBET would net $545,000 if it happens. ”

      Bitter, want to in 50/50 on $1000?

    473. DW says:

      A new day has dawned in Virginia…Youngkin finally sworn in!

    474. DW says:

      I hope Youngkin can truly lead. In the waning days of the collapse of New York State into permanent welfare/nanny state socialism, they got one more Republican governor, Pataki, who turned out to be a failure, and now New York will be trapped in its own mire until the end of the country.

      Hopefully Youngkin will not be the Pataki of Virginia.

    475. mnw says:

      496

      I was going to post that.

      I just fell in love: VA AG Jason Miyares!

      At DOJ, the Civil Rights Division at Main Justice was ALSO a nest of leftwing judicial activists. Trump’s new AG won’t be able to fire them,
      as Miyares just did, but she COULD transfer them one at a time to Anchorage; Fairbanks; Nome; Juneau & Coldfoot.

    476. mnw says:

      499 DW

      Sure doesn’t look like it so far! He’s managed to enrage the left by announcing that VA will no longer require face masks in schools, & by announcing the appointment of a hard-adz anti-CRT guy to the top VA education job. And this before he’s even been sworn in.

      Addendum to 500:

      As for the HEAD of the DOJ Civil Rights Division… Northern Marianas.

    477. michael corleone says:

      MNW – #500

      A new AG can indeed fire the entire DOJ. True, some of those civil servants have work protections but I think they are unconstitutional and SCOTUS would likely agree.

    478. mnw says:

      502

      Uhhh… no.

      Federal employees enjoy civil service protection. They’re NOT ‘at will’ employees, once their probationary period is over (1 year). They can be terminated only for cause, & have elaborate civil service appeal rights, too. (I never had to avail myself of these, btw.) Throwing out postal employees every time a new President took office? I can’t remember if that ended under Chester Arthur or Grover Cleveland, but it was a while back when Civil Service reform replaced the spoils system..

      As for SCOTUS declaring civil service protections unconstitutional, after appx 140 years? Well… good luck !

    479. mnw says:

      503 Tina

      Duly noted. I hope Youngkin gives her important responsibilities.

    480. Tina says:

      A reason why we cannot fire Fauci.

    481. Gordon Allen says:

      Jason idiot. Precisely what would those weapons be.?
      We both know you have no clue.
      In case you hadn’t noticed during your rhetorical flourishes, Ukraine is NOT
      in Nato,and the latter has expressly rejected involvement

    482. Tom says:

      506. Actually Fauci can be fired. Senior executives do not have the same employment protections that lower civil servants do.

    483. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      507. Actually NATO is heavily involved in the negotiations with Putin:

      “The United States and NATO rejected key Russian security demands for easing tensions over Ukraine but left open Wednesday the possibility of future talks with Moscow on arms control, missile deployments and ways to prevent military incidents between Russia and the West.”

      NATO likewise is refusing to rule out that someday Ukraine could join NATO.

    484. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “At the June 2021 Brussels Summit, NATO leaders reiterated the decision taken at the 2008 Bucharest Summit that Ukraine would become a member of the Alliance with the Membership Action Plan (MAP) as an integral part of the process and Ukraine’s right to determine its own future and foreign policy, of course without outside interference.[9] NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also stressed that Russia will not be able to veto Ukraine’s accession to NATO, as we will not return to the era of spheres of interest, when large countries decide what smaller ones should do.”

      Wikipedia

    485. Tina says:

      Amber Athey
      @amber_athey
      ·
      3h
      Youngkin’s Day 1 Executive Orders, per his office, include:

      – Ban CRT

      – parents decide if kids wear masks in school

      – declare VA open for business

      – end vax mandate for state employees

      – investigate Loudoun County

      – fire parole board

      – leave green house gas initiative

    486. Tina says:

      Good luck with that.

      Senior Executive Service (SES), a position classification created by the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, and which went into effect under President Carter. Under Federal law, he can be fired if he is found to have engaged in “misconduct, neglect of duty, malfeasance, or failure to accept a direct reassignment or to accompany a position in a transfer of function”, is or to be “less than successful [in his] executive performance.”

      However, prior to being terminated for performance or conduct, Dr. Fauci must be given the due process protections offered by 5 U.S.C. § 7543(b), which provides that he is entitled to:

      at least 30 days’ advance written notice, unless there is reasonable cause to believe the employee has committed a crime for which a sentence of imprisonment may be imposed, stating the specific reasons for the proposed action;
      a reasonable time, but not less than 7 days, to answer orally and in writing and to furnish affidavits and other documentary evidence in support of the answer;
      be represented by an attorney or other representative; and
      a written decision and the specific reasons therefor at the earliest practicable date.

    487. mnw says:

      512 Tina

      SES is kind of different from all of us lowly worker bees.

    488. Tom says:

      Tina, I am a retired GS-15 division director. I personally saw two SESers removed, one with the change of administration (he was career, not a political appointee) and one for general incompetence. The latter was given an interim do-nothing position on the proviso that at the end of the year, when he became eligible to retire, he would or be involuntarily separated.

    489. Tina says:

      Tom, Lots of retired gubment workers here. We should form our own site. I think he could be fired and should now since there is ample evidence that he targeted is sending scientists, lied about treatments, and hid covids origins, along with “dr Francis of the nih.”

      Just saying it’s hard to remove, as there are protections in doing so, and you would need to get passed the agency heads (HSS AND nih in Fraudcis case.

      I would take it a step forward and arrest him.

    490. Gordon Allen says:

      # 509. Nato has expressely disavowed any direct military involvement in the Ukraine.
      Involved in “talks” is absolutely different matter.
      I’m sure you know that.

    491. Bitterlaw says:

      Breaking News – You can make the 600 mile round trip from Radnor to Pittsburgh in 12 hours including a stop to drop off student and eat lunch. It is exhausting.

    492. Tina says:

      Did bitter make it with a new set of wheels or the same hunk of junk (Star Wars reference)?

      Never saw an update to the car saga, and likely missed it.

    493. Bitterlaw says:

      The US and NATO should politely suggest to Russia that tensions would ease if Russia pulled its troops back. Then invite Ukraine to join NATO.

    494. Tom says:

      Tina, at a minimum he could be reassigned to a meaningless job without a problem. He could also be prohibited from speaking to the media without prior approval of the PR office and severely disciplined if he strayed from the agency’s official positions.

    495. Tina says:

      Fraudci also apparently lied and said his financial disclosure was available online. It was not.

      The KS Senator had to obtain it and found out that he has over $10 million in assets/investments.

      I think the senate should re look at fraudcis position

    496. Tina says:

      Have to say, no front runner yet for 2024.

      But I am “leaning” a bit to De Santis.

    497. Tina says:

      Another miss here by the incompetent Fib. Too concerned with Maga grandparents and spying on Trump.

      https://twitter.com/AdamMilstein/status/1482456360394579969

    498. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      519. “The US and NATO should politely suggest to Russia that tensions would ease if Russia pulled its troops back. Then invite Ukraine to join NATO.”

      The Belarus government was almost toppled by popular protests a couple of years ago, and it only survived with help from Putin. In many ways Putin is a weak, paper tiger. The problem is a boob like Biden is intimidated by paper tigers — and Putin and the Chinese now feel emboldened after watching Biden’s incompetence in Afghanistan. Biden’s first year in office has been disastrous for the United States standing in the world.

    499. Gordon Allen says:

      Great idea Bitterlaw.
      That would mean a surrender unconditionally by Putin.
      All in favor.
      You think the chances of that are…?
      Is there a number below zero?

    500. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      522. Have to say, no front runner yet for 2024.
      But I am “leaning” a bit to De Santis.

      California Gov. Newsom just attacked De Santis. The Democrats are clearly beginning to see him as a threat.

    501. Gordon Allen says:

      I assume that was tongue in cheek?

    502. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      525. Actually, if NATO made Ukraine a member, supplied them with military arms, and even troops in the Ukraine, what is Putin going to do? This is a guy whose own population is restive.

      Trump was accused of “thumping Putin in the nose” by providing the Ukraine with anti-tank and other weapons. The impeachment drive against Trump involved allegations Trump was using weapon sales as a means to learn about Hunter Biden and his dealings. The United States has already been heavily involved in the Ukraine — Putin did not try and intimidate Trump, because he knew it was not possible. Putin believes Biden is a weakling, so is playing games now.

    503. Bitterlaw says:

      US and NATO policy should be to make Putin surrender/back down as often as possible. But if you want to bow to him and let the Soviet Union be put back together by force, you are entitled to feel that way. I mean you are a military expert who never served but have several magazine subscriptions.

    504. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      528. Your not going to appease a bully by backing down. Putin’s absurd demands concerning NATO withdrawing from Eastern European are based on his view of Biden as a demented weakling. The Chinese are watching closely, as is Iran — we may soon face bullying throughout the world.

    505. SoHope says:

      A question for Bitter or any other legal experts here. OH Supremes struck down the GOP maps. It now goes back to the commission that likely won’t be able to get the bipartisan map does it then go to the GOP legislature for a limited time map again to likely be stricken down again to go back to the commission and on and on and on again or does the court have a recourse to force a map of their liking upon the GOP because eventually they need a map and will have to have a primary and general. The gov is going to be able to replace the GOP judge that flipped to strike down the maps. Can they wait it out until they get the court they need to uphold the map?

    506. Gordon Allen says:

      I agree Putin’s demands re Nato are impossible, and probably his ” fishing” for what the limits are.
      The question will be Ukraine as a stand alone matter and it’s relationship w Nato.

    507. Bitterlaw says:

      SoHope – The short answer is that it depends on Ohio law. The longer answer is I have no idea but I hope the GOP fights.

    508. Bitterlaw says:

      I think Gordon is intelligent. I think he is wrong about Ukraine. Both can be true.

    509. jason says:

      Neville Allen is a freakin moron.

      Let’s get real.

    510. jason says:

      But if you want to bow to him and let the Soviet Union be put back together by force, you are entitled to feel that way.”

      Yes, he is “entitled” to be a moron, but anyone who thinks this is a good idea is not “intelligent”.

    511. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason – GFY. The new Soviet Union will wait until the US has a competent President before it tries to cause trouble.

    512. jason says:

      Silver lining?

      “Still, there’s a risk that by focusing his ire on NATO, Putin may have inadvertently strengthened its hand, especially with its newer members like the Baltic states, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic.

      “For countries that have joined NATO since the Cold War, you can definitely say that NATO is more relevant to them now than it was a year ago or in 2014,” Rathke said. “Anyone who thought that NATO was no longer relevant to European security has been taught a lesson in the last few months. And it’s only going to get worse.”

      ___

    513. jason says:

      Jason idiot. Precisely what would those weapons be.?”

      Damm, for a guy who became an “expert” by magazine subscriptions, you would think he would know what
      “offensive weapons” means.

      I think Neville Allen should start playing “Call of Duty” to complement his magazine sourced expertise.

    514. SoHope says:

      Terrorist Synagogue hostage taker in Texas is dead and all hostages are safe.

      Don’t mess with Texas M-Fer

    515. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      I think Putin is in the panic mode. He is facing bases with advanced U.S. stealth F-35s jets in Poland, Norway and Finland. Ukraine is increasingly hostile. The Belarus population is restive and almost overthrew their pro-Soviet leader.

      The West needs to stand firm — Putin cannot counter advanced stealth and drone technology; instead he thinks he can overpower Biden’s decreipant mind. He expects Biden to fold and run like he did in Afghanistan. He wants to end this type of future encirclement:

      “Poland’s future fleet of F-35s will be stationed at Lask Air Base in central Poland, a Lockheed statement said, a development expected to strengthen efforts to deter Russia by expanding the mission proximity envelope across strategically vital areas of Eastern Europe within striking range of Russia.”

    516. Gordon Allen says:

      Jason unable to read moron.
      I asked YOU to name what weapons YOU wanted to send?

      Do you know what Ukraine’s needs are,AND which would be Compatible with their existing forces?
      I doubt you have the foggiest idea,or have tried to find out

    517. Gordon Allen says:

      Any deliveries at this late date would likely not be significant, as they would have to be equipment the Ukranians are already trained on and can service and maintain themselves. Anything in the serious upgrade category would arrive too late in view of the urgency of the moment.
      Some satellite reconn/and electronic intelligence would be helpful, but we don’t need to “send’that. Some consumables would be nice, but the total amount ( I think less than 300 million dollars was the number reported) doesn’t go that far these days.
      My advice, already offered, was for the Ukrainians
      to get out of their shell and rhetorically at least consider their own limited offensive moves; if only to get the Russians thinking a little defensively as well.I still don’t believe 150,000+/- Russian troops is sufficient for anything other than a quick grab of a slice of territory aiming southward(to Crimea/BlacK Sea).This necessarily would expose their right( west pointing) flank to a counterattack by Ukraine.
      Defending only won’t work. The ball is going to be largely in Ukraine’s court, and their chances don’t appear on paper to be that bad. The unknown is the training and morale of both sides, and their leadership. Or unless the Russians launch a large scale air/cyber offensive to disrupt Ukraine decision making ( command and control)at the outset ,including near Kiev. That raises the bar considerably.

    518. Tina says:

      Yes, let’s ignore the fact that the terrorist held hostage a rabbi.

      Perhaps, the fib representative should have just said -don’t know, we are working on it.”

      Ari Hoffman
      @thehoffather
      · 7h
      Biden’s FBI: The Islamist terrorist, who held Jews hostage at a Texas synagogue, on Sabbath, was “singularly focused on one issue” that was not “specifically related to the Jewish community.

      He then adds “We are continuing to work to find motive.”

    519. michael corleone says:

      #411

      You nailed my thoughts. If I were an Ohio GOP commissioner, I would actually pass a more gerrymandered map the second time. I don’t think the court is empowered to draw the map, and soon the court will realize it lacks the power to enforce its fiat. It’s a game of chicken that ends when the deciding vote is forced into retirement this year.

    520. SoHope says:

      545 that is exactly what I was thinking. This is what NC is doing too.

    521. Tom says:

      Putin may have dreams of reestablishing the Russian empire, but I don’t believe he has the means. He might be able to successfully invade a few of the former soviet states, but he wouldn’t be able to hold them. And be would seriously degrade his defense capabilities trying to. He senses weakness in Biden and is trying to wring whatever concessions he can before a change of administration.

    522. Gordon Allen says:

      Tom. Unlike China, he doesn’t have the means as in core economic strength .I agree with you on that.
      So he’s attempting to politically/diplomatically strike while the Iron is hot( ie a Biden in office).
      Just hope there isn’t a serious miscalculation somewhere.

    523. Cash Cow TM says:

      Barnyard News

      Songs voted by the sheep as the
      top 15 of all times in popularity
      among the flock:

      1. I Will Always Love Ewe
      2. It Had To Be Ewe
      3. Ewe Are My Sunshine
      4. All I Really Wanna Do Is Make Love to Ewe
      5. I Think I Love Ewe
      6. I’m Happy Just To Dance With Ewe
      7. I Just Called To Say I Love Ewe
      8. Ewe Give Love a Bad Name
      9. Ewe Were Always On My Mind
      10. I Can’t Help It If I’m Still in Love With Ewe
      11. I Can’t Stop Loving Ewe
      12. I Love The Way Ewe Love Me
      13. I’d Love To Lay Ewe Down
      14. I’ll Go On Loving Ewe
      15. Today I Started Loving Ewe Again
      ***************************************
      Honorable Mention:
      Ewe Say It Best When Ewe Say Nothing At All

    524. Tom says:

      I’m sure “Ewe Light Up My Life” should be on the list.

    525. Cash Cow TM says:

      More Barnyard News
      ############################################
      Other music news from
      various barnyard animals:

      –The horses go nuts over the song
      “Beer For My Horses” by Toby Keith

      –The Ducks really like the song
      “Duck The Halls With Boughs of Holly”
      [they INSIST the song says DUCK & not Deck]

      –You can take a big guess about who goes
      gaga over the Dixie Chicks.

      The Cows have no favorite song.
      But they do sit around and tearfully recite the poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning:
      “Cow Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count The Ways”

    526. Cash Cow TM says:

      “Tom says:
      January 16, 2022 at 1:25 pm
      I’m sure “Ewe Light Up My Life” should be on the list.”
      **************************************
      Good catch.
      Should be.
      I’ll take this suggestion back to the sheep.

    527. mnw says:

      “he (Putin) wouldn’t be able to hold them”

      He can certainly hold the Russian-speaking parts of eastern Ukraine. It’s Kiev that can’t hold them.

      I’d like to see the hands of those who think Russia will ever let the Crimea go. A smarter Ukrainian govt would’ve ceded that to Russia at the time Ukraine gained its independence. Russia did make that request.

      The Crimea was always going to be a poison chalice.

      Compare what Ukraine did with what the Czech Republic did shortly after gaining its independence– it agreed to let Slovakia go. No restive ethnic minority. No wars. It was called the “velvet divorce.”

    528. jason says:

      Synagogue hostages released by elite FBI unit.

      NYC hardest hit.

    529. jason says:

      Russian-speaking parts of eastern Ukraine”

      Zzzzzz……

      The “Russian speaking parts of eastern Ukraine are guess what, part of the Ukraine.

      The “Spanish speaking parts” of Texas and Florida are part of the US, so is Puerto Rico. The French speaking part of Canada is guess what, Canada.

      Letting the Russians take Crimea by force was a huge mistake.

      It should not be used as an excuse to repeat the same mistake now.

    530. jason says:

      Any deliveries at this late date would likely not be significant, as they would have to be equipment the Ukranians are already trained on and can service and maintain themselves.”

      LOL

      Is that what your subscription says?

      It is BS, but even assuming it is true let’s have the Ukrainians train in the US or let’s send advisors to train them in the Ukraine.

      Also, we train a lot of foreign officers at the war college close to where I live, let’s fill it up with Ukrainian officers.

      We have a lot of weaponry that could be used on the Russian invaders, let’s begin an airlift right now to provide the Ukrainians with the means to do some real damage to the Russians.

      We can start with a lot more Javelin missiles, which they are already trained in, and end any restriction that be used for “defensive purposes” only.

      https://www.politico.com/news/2021/04/12/ukraine-us-missile-weapons-russia-480985

    531. jason says:

      Hey Bitter, sorry I made you invest $500 in a Patriots-Bucs SB, I see the Cheatriots got decimated by the Bills.

      I will make it up to you by predicting who will win the SB so you can get your money back.

    532. jason says:

      Speaking to reporters in Philadelphia on Sunday, Biden said Akram allegedly purchased a weapon on the streets and might have been in the U.S. for only a few weeks”

      What? No background check?

    533. jason says:

      Bitter probably went to see Biden.

      Big crowd?

    534. Phil says:

      CBS has Biden at 44/56 this morning.

      Here’s the thing, though. To get him to 44 they had to use a self reported sample of a little north of D+7

      Waaaay off. Electorate was D+1 according to the 2020 exits (37-36). That was a presidential year. Think the midterm Party D will be that favorable (D+1) for Democrats? Maybe if they are lucky, but in a midterm election I doubt it. When you have to rely on a skewed sample to get to 44…..Yikes.

    535. Tina says:

      Urgent Bulletin:

      There is no evidence that the Texas Jihadi was a Jihadi.

      Fib pr

    536. Wes says:

      All right. A man named FAISAL AKRAM stormed a synagogue and held several Jewish worshippers hostage in Texas. The FBI says it wasn’t related to anti-Semitism though:

      https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/01/16/us/colleyville-texas-hostage-situation-sunday/index.html

    537. Wes says:

      You know, I’m beginning to think making excuses for Muslim terrorists isn’t helpful in combating the problem. I’m just guessing though.

    538. jason says:

      There are no Muslim terrorists now, only domestic terrorists.

    539. jason says:

      The argument against anti-semitism is supposedly the terrorist was only trying to free the prisoner, not attack Jews.

      So the question begs, did he target a mosque?

    540. Tom says:

      563. What the FBI needs is some Arabic speaking social workers to de-escalate these situations. Akram was clearly misunderstood. There was no need for violence. I’m guessing the DOJ has already started settlement negotiations with his family.

    541. jason says:

      There is no evidence that the Texas Jihadi was a Jihadi.”

      But the person he was trying to free is known as “Mrs. Al Qaeda”

    542. jason says:

      Remember Knova, who quit here calling us all racists because we didn’t agree the Ft. Hood shooter was “having a bad day at work”?

    543. jason says:

      I think this means Walt is even older than we thought…

      “Some of the oldest remains of modern humans in the world are much older than scientists thought.

      The remains, known as Omo I, were found in southwest Ethiopia in the late 1960s. The bone and skull fragments researchers discovered were some of the oldest known remains of Homo sapiens.

      Initial research suggested they were nearly 200,000 years old, but new research shows the remains are at least 230,000 years old.”

    544. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Don’t assume all Russians in the Donbass area are aligned with Putin. From Bloomberg:

      “With Russia declaring diplomacy at a dead end, a suburb just miles from the front lines in Ukraine would be among the first to know should Russia’s President Vladimir Putin decide to invade. The people here would be less ambivalent about which side to pick than the last time they came under attack, seven years ago.

      Putin’s Russia isn’t admired in the city of Mariupol in the way it once was. When people imagine the future they might have under his rule, they no longer see a wealthier, more comfortable one in Russia, 30 miles (48 kilometers) away.

      Today many compare their lives instead to the territory that lies between, held by Kremlin-backed separatists since an unsteady ceasefire stopped their approach to the city. They don’t like what they see. Crime rates are high, the economy is crippled and living standards are even lower than on the Ukrainian side of the so-called line of contact.”

    545. jason says:

      It doesn’t matter anyway. The territorial integrity of the Ukraine must be respected.

      The “Russian speaking” BS is a red herring Putin wants to use as an excuse to recreate the Soviet Union.

      Because of the Soviet Union, and a conscious effort to “Russianize” it, there are ethnic Russian minorities in many if not all the old Soviet Union countries. But that is what they are, ethnic Russian minorities, just like there are ethnic minorities in just about every country in the world.

    546. jason says:

      Et tu, Mitt Romney?

      “The 1st year of the Biden Administration has been 52 bad weeks”

    547. Tina says:

      I really tried to enable Biden.

      -Quittens

    548. mnw says:

      “The Russian speaking parts of eastern Ukraine are…part of the Ukraine.”

      In name only. Like the Crimea.

    549. Gordon Allen says:

      Jason, your ignorance,and ignorance of your ignorance perpetually astound.
      Training in the US,and arrangements and planning for same often takes years..
      If one assumes a conflict in 2026 or so a lot could be done in the meantime; if this winter next to nothing.

    550. Gordon Allen says:

      That’s true for our own forces as well. You don’t snap a finger and say we need an F35 squadron ready by mid February; or a fully operational M-1 tank battalion.
      You go to war with the capability you’ve got if you’re talking about weeks,not months/ years. Even you HAVE to know th

    551. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The Republican congressional leaders are demanding further investigation of whether COVID-19 escaped from the Wuhan lab.

      “We write to request a transcribed interview of Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Excerpts of emails we are making public today (see enclosed Appendix I) reveal that Dr. Fauci was warned of two things: (1) the potential that COVID-19 leaked from the Wuhan Institute Virology (WIV) and (2) the possibility that the virus was intentionally genetically manipulated. It is imperative we investigate if this information was conveyed to the rest of the government and whether this information would have changed the U.S. response to the pandemic. Despite Dr. Fauci claiming otherwise on multiple occasions, he was, in fact, aware of the monetary relationship between NIAID, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), EcoHealth Alliance Inc. (EcoHealth), and the WIV by January 27, 2020.1 Dr. Fauci also knew that NIAID worked with EcoHealth to craft a grant policy to sidestep the gain-of-function moratorium at the time. 2 This new policy, designed by EcoHealth and agreed to by NIAID, allowed EcoHealth to complete dangerous experiments on novel bat coronaviruses—with very little oversight—that would have otherwise been blocked by the moratorium. 3 In January 2020, Dr. Fauci was also aware that EcoHealth was not in compliance with the terms of its grant that funded the WIV.4 EcoHealth was required to submit an annual progress report to NIAID by September 30, 2019, and had not yet done so.5 The Committee subsequently learned that EcoHealth failed to submit these reports presumably to hide a gain-of-function experiment conducted on infectious and potentially lethal novel bat coronaviruses.6 By January 27, 2020, Dr. Fauci knew NIAID had funded EcoHealth, the WIV was a subgrantee of EcoHealth, and EcoHealth was not in compliance with its grant reporting, in particular a grant that NIAID knew had gain-of-function potential on novel bat coronaviruses”

    552. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      TRUMP: “We’re going to stage a comeback the likes of which no one has EVER SEEN.”

    553. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Crimea became part of Russia in 1783, when Catherine the Great took it from the Ottoman Empire. In 1954 for some bizarre reason Nikita Khrushchev decided to add the Crimea to the Ukraine, which was part of the Soviet Union at the time.

      It was an odd decision, considering there are very few Ukrainians in the Crimea, and it is not contested that the vast majority of residents want to be part of Russia. I don’t see why Khrushchev’s arbitrary action should be looked at as sacrosanct.

    554. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The elephant in the room issue regarding the Ukraine is that the Biden family made millions of dollars through Hunter Biden’s questionable dealings in the Ukraine. Trump tried to investigate Hunter’s dealings, and the Democrats tried to impeach him as a result.

      Given the Bidens family’s questionable financial dealings, and past evidence of their self-enrichment activities including reserving money for the “old man”, is there something that Putin knows about Biden that would be very damaging? Is Biden’s appallingly indecisive conduct based on his fear of Putin being able to, in effect, damage him politically? Putin has been known to use blackmail as a weapon.

      The fact that Biden was looking at possibly pulling back NATO forces in Eastern Europe at the outset of negotiations with Putin is very disturbing.

    555. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      It appears the Donbass region has a mind of its own.

      “There are growing signs that the leaders in Donbass are trying to build an identity that separates them from both Ukraine and Russia. They see themselves as friendly with Moscow, but not puppets. This has led to several tensions not only inside Donetsk and Luhansk but also between them and the Russian establishment.”

    556. mnw says:

      580 SDC

      “The elephant in the room regarding the Ukraine” and a lot of other places is that our adversaries, Russia, China & Iran, recognize that they have a once-a-century opportunity to take advantage of an America that is adrift, & too distracted to wage war effectively… because of a helpless-as-a-baby, senile old fool in the WH.

      There is no question, imo, that Russia WILL occupy (“invade”) additional parts of Ukraine, and soon too. NOT all of it. Russia doesn’t want to fight, & it won’t have to.

      If Ukraine had any appetite for defending its own territory in eastern Ukraine, seems like we would’ve heard something about it by now. But we haven’t, or else I missed it. That’s why I say “occupy” & not “invade.”

    557. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      583. Actually the Ukrainians are tough fighters, and held their own against the Russians in Donbass (which is a small area). A part of it is still occupied by the Ukrainians. Putin might not do well against the Ukrainians, and it might spark a rebellion in Belarus. Agree that Putin is pounding his chest because he realizes how weak Biden is.

      Ironically one of Ukraine’s major supporters is Turkey, which is providing Ukraine with drone technology. Turkey helped Azerbaijan defeat Russian ally Armenia not too long ago.

      Ironically, Trump had no problem providing Ukraine advanced weapons. Of course he had no problem blowing up Russians in Syria either. Trump would have responded to Putin’s challenge in the Ukraine aggressively — which is why it never took place. Never mess with an alpha dog.

    558. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Gallup Poll ^ | 1/17/2022 | Jeffrey M. Jones
      “…a dramatic shift over the course of 2021, from a nine-percentage-point Democratic advantage in the first quarter to a rare five-point Republican edge in the fourth quarter.”

    559. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      The howling you hear is from the Democrats in Florida. After the legislature produced squishy Congressional redistricting maps, Gov. Ronnie D. submits the nuclear bomb. His map converts the current delegation configuration from 16(R)- 10(D) to 20(R)- 8(D) BOOM!!!

      You gotta love Ron DeSantis!

    560. Meldrim says:

      SDC, mnw and Gordon, you need to keep in mind that, as I posted five weeks ago, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States signed the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances on December 5, 1994 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.

    561. SoHope says:

      My favorite part of desantis’s map is it gets rid of the idiotic Jacksonville-Tallahassee AA gerrymander. I want to see the party make up of the new map but it hasn’t been rated yet. Looks promising.

    562. Tina says:

      After a backlash, the Fib now states this:

      Shannon Bream
      @ShannonBream
      · 9h
      Newest FBI statement on Colleyville just in – per Fox’s @JakeBGibson: “This is a terrorism-related matter, in which the Jewish community was targeted, and is being investigated by the Joint Terrorism Task Force.”

    563. Gordon Allen says:

      The 1994 Accord is as out of date as the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 was in the late 30’s. The horses have left the barn.
      Stopping Nato expanding militarily to Ukraine is one thing: reconstitution the Tsarist/ Soviet Empire is another.
      Do you think Putin has the resources or pull to do that; or is that level a risk taker?
      I think he likes his Billions of dollars and won’t risk too much.
      But who knows? But spending all this time to ” amass” 150,000 troops doesn’t show me his ambitions and reach are that great.
      What do you think?

    564. Gordon Allen says:

      Addressed to Meldrin.

    565. Meldrim says:

      Gordon, when did the 1994 Accord become “out of date,” when Obama fiddled his thumbs as Putin took Crimea in 2014? Do willful violations of an accord by one party and feckless acquiescence by other parties, ipso facto, make the accord “out of date” and thus a dead letter? I don’t believe that’s how international law works; of course, I merely have a law degree, and haven’t earned any military titles through magazine subscriptions, so maybe I’m missing something.

    566. Meldrim says:

      In #593, I conflated “twiddled his thumbs” with “fiddled while Rome burns” when referring to Obama’s inaction when Putin grabbed Crimea in contravention to its treaty obligations to Ukraine, the UK and the United States. But I think that “fiddled his thumbs” is a keeper.

    567. Cash Cow TM says:

      Roads are very bad here.

      Snow changed to sleet and freezing rain as
      temps went from 15 degrees last night about
      10 p.m.to 30 degrees by 1 a.m.

      Walt had his snow blower all ready as they
      were calling for 6-12 inches of snow.
      But instead of that we have lots of ice.

      Walt is p!ssed. He hates ice and would rather have dealt with heavy snow.

    568. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      So Anne Frank and her family were not given up by a non-Jewish petty thief, but by a Jewish elitist?! My world is turned on its head.
      Maybe a relative of CG’s?!

      https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/320632

    569. Gordon Allen says:

      Meldrin. That’s how geopolitics works: much more important and relevant.
      Has China paid any attention to the ruling of the International Court on the Law of the Sea regarding the South China Sea?

    570. mnw says:

      Meldrin

      I agree with Gordon. I don’t know what your point about the 1994 Budapest agreement IS, exactly… except to demonstrate your erudition perhaps?

      Regarding that agreement, SO WHAT? What is the relevance of it to the Russian annexation of the Crimea, for example?

      SDC

      Somehow I missed all the “tough fighting” when Russia recognized the now completely independent mini-states in eastern Ukraine. My impression then & now is that Ukraine threw in its cards, because Kiev realized military opposition in eastern Ukraine was futile.

    571. mnw says:

      9 to 5 is not just the old Dolly Parton movie any more.

      Gallup reports today on how party ID shifted in 2021 from D+9 on the day Sundowning Joe took office, to R+5 today.

      That’s some sea change right there.

    572. mnw says:

      Addendum to 600:

      France had The Sun King. Now America’s got The Sundown King.

    573. Phil says:

      Mnw,

      ……and as I posted yesterday, the latest CBS/YouGov poll is still weighting their sample D+7 showing Biden at 44%.

      There are going to be a lot of shocked Democrats in November when the actual returns start rolling in.

    574. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      599. Quote from December 2021 Politico article:

      “And yet throughout our visit, there was also a sense that ironically, Putin’s tactic of creating a frozen conflict in Donbass was backfiring; the status quo in many ways has been faring better for Kyiv than Moscow. Slowly but surely the Ukrainian military has been growing stronger, acquiring new weapons like armed drones from Turkey, and benefiting from NATO’s support, such as the U.K. helping to build new naval bases. Soldiers are under no illusion that Ukraine could win a war against Russia, but they are certain they will make Russia pay a high price in blood.

    575. NYCmike says:

      #586 & #588 – glad to hear that information.

      Hopefully, Youngkin in VA will follow the lead of successful Republican Governors like Walker and DeSantis and continue the boldness that he, as well as Winsome and Miyares, showed on their first day in their respective offices!

    576. NYCmike says:

      “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.”

      -Meldrim,

      Why are you surprised that Biden and his administration would accept this situation?

      They are the same people who were around during Obama’s time, and they won’t interfere, to the detriment of Ukraine, Europe and the United States.

      We can only rely on Ukraine to stand up and defend themselves. Hopefully it won’t come to that, as maybe the western European countries (Germany, really) can come together and exert enough pressure on Russia, by not endorsing the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

      https://www.vox.com/22881709/nord-stream-2-russia-ukraine-germany-united-states-cruz

    577. NYCmike says:

      The funny part about the pipeline issue is that Trump, who jason accuses of wanting to break up NATO, held a position about the pipeline which insisted that NATO recognize it as a Russian tool to divide NATO, and he insisted on the NATO countries solidarity about keeping the sanctions on it in place.

    578. mnw says:

      603 SDC

      RE: Ukraine’s military:

      Well, we’re about to find out. I think it will be a Russian Federation walkover, so long as Russia confines its aggression to eastern Ukraine. You see it differently, & you may well be right.

      Politico is the common watering hole for leftists, elected DEMs, radicals, big DEM donors, & DEM journos. I always check it out, just to find out what they’re telling each other. I think Politico & the Biden regime HOPE Ukraine can fend for itself, because Biden & NATO know they’re only response will be a sternly-worded letter of protest… sent by regular mail.

      All of Biden’s huffing & puffing about devastating sanctions is just irritating, empty verbiage.

    579. NYCmike says:

      Of course, jason being the free market/free trade disciple that he is, has to insist that Russia and Germany be allowed to engage in their “free trade”…….isn’t that correct, jason.

    580. NYCmike says:

      “All of Biden’s huffing & puffing about devastating sanctions is just irritating, empty verbiage.”

      -jason and Bitterlaw have full confidence in him!

    581. Meldrim says:

      #599, there were dozens of nuclear missiles in Ukraine at the time that the Soviet Union broke up. The new Russian Republic wanted all of the Soviet missiles to be sent to Russia, and the U.S. and UK also thought that it was in their best interest to deal with a single nuclear power in the region than with multiple former Soviet republics with nuclear missiles. An accord was struck by the four parties, with the quid pro quo being that (i) Ukraine would send its missiles to Russia in return for (iii) Russia, the UK and the U.S. guaranteeing Ukraine’s sovereignty and borders. Ukraine has done nothing to justify the U.S. abridging out treaty commitments to it, but obviously you are okay with the concept of our word being meaningless.

    582. NYCmike says:

      “Ukraine has done nothing to justify the U.S. abridging out treaty commitments to it, but obviously you are okay with the concept of our word being meaningless.”

      -Meldrim,

      What do you propose that we do to get the current administration to become a competent one which will use all of the available tools to deter Russia from its offensive actions?

    583. Gordon Allen says:

      Meldrin. My question is the same. What do you suggest? File lawsuits. Other than Liz Cheney and Jason,no one in America or Western Europe wants to fight a war over the Donetz region.
      Sanctions rarely work, but even those presumably would be after the fact.
      Sanctions on the Russian pipeline?. Again,after the fact: they should never have been lifted.
      Neither Trump or Reagan would go to war in this situation; Biden obviously not.
      Perhaps Putin is bluffing,or Ukraine can handle itself better than we think.
      150,000 men is not the Wehrmacht or RED Army unleashed; far from it.
      But,again. Your suggestion??

    584. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      607. Totally agree with you. Biden brought this on. Putin must have a low opinion of Biden if he thinks he can role back history and get control over Eastern Europe again. What frightens me is Putin may be right about Biden — who has the backbone of a jellyfish.

    585. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      606. Biden caving on the NordStream pipeline likely was another factor that emboldened Putin. Biden hastily withdraws from Afghanistan in a complete debacle, then unilaterally ends U.S. opposition to the NordStream pipeline — no wonder Putin now things he can restore the Soviet Union and East bloc.

      This is a catastrophic moment in American history.

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