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    Trump Leads Biden By 5%, Harris By 11%, Clinton By 10%

    Earlier in the week, McLaughlin and Associates released a new poll for the 2024 Presidential Election with Donald Trump as the Republican nominee and it shows Trump would beat Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Hillary Clinton.

    PRESIDENT – NATIONAL (M&A)
    Donald Trump (R) 49%
    Joe Biden (D-inc) 44%

    Donald Trump (R) 51%
    Kamala Harris (D) 40%

    Donald Trump (R) 51%
    Hillary Clinton (D) 41%

    This poll was done January 13-18 among 1,000 likely voters.

    Posted by Dave at 3:11 pm
    Filed under: General | Comments (334)

    334 Responses to “Trump Leads Biden By 5%, Harris By 11%, Clinton By 10%”

    1. mnw says:

      frist

    2. Tina says:

      This helps the supply chain.

      -Putzaki

      @BryanDeanWright
      · 3h
      Biden is banning unvaxxed Mexican & Canadian truckers from delivering goods to American stores.

      Starting today. twitter.com/dhsgov/status/…

    3. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Lindsay Graham after talking with Trump:

      “So everybody in Ukraine understands that Joe Biden didn’t realize his own son was serving on the Burisma board — the most corrupt gas company in the world — while Biden was trying to clean up corruption.”

      Trump is “floored” by Biden’s behavior and knows Putin realizes Biden’s weakness as a world leader is evident, Graham said.

      “Putin realizes that under Biden, he can invade Ukraine and get away with it,” he continued. “He realized that under Trump, he could not invade the Ukraine and get away with it.”

    4. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      So how much does Putin know about the Biden family’s putrid corruption in the Ukraine?

    5. jason says:

      Just like before the Iraq War, there is a pro-war lobby pushing Biden to attack Russia.”

      LOL

      I guess for the isolationists if you are against the recreation of the Soviet Union you must be “pro war” and pro “attacking Russia”.

      You can’t make this sh-t up.

    6. jason says:

      I have heard about defending the Ukraine and other countries from Russian attack, I have yet to hear anything about “attacking Russia”.

    7. jason says:

      Has Amoral Scumbag been by yet to comment on this poll?

      No? Didn’t think so.

    8. jason says:

      The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) Thursday brought a fruit basket to the Capitol for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, thanking the chamber’s top Democrat for forcing his vulnerable members on the record in a vote to get rid of the legislative filibuster”

      Should we send NYC one too?

    9. Tina says:

      With respect to Ukraine, there is a deal there.

      We know the first part. Russia can do an incursion. Certainly, China Biden should not have mentioned that publicly. He had a memory malfunction there.

      However, there was something more to “the deal.” Russia pledges an agreement with Iran over its nukes. This is agreed to by Biden.

      You can see how defeated the sos looked in his photo with Lavrov.

    10. Gordon Allen says:

      Jason. How about this? Do you support US military personnel to be sent to Umraine? 1 YES or NO
      Do you think the US is currently capable of conducting a two front war with Russia and China? Yes or No.
      If either is no stfu.
      BTW my son served w the 82nd Aifborne in Iraq in 2004,after the invasion. Did yours or the moronic Bitterlaw? Doubt it. From the beginning he told me ” nation buiding ” was total BS w no chance.
      I’m so sick of the sick bs peddled here by nobody’s thinking they’re somebody.
      Pretty soon you’ll be down to you and Bitterlaw arguing fantasies/ drivel with only Wissing to referee
      Enjoy it,as neither of you has anything else to look forward to

    11. Tina says:

      Kurt Schlichter
      @KurtSchlichter
      ·
      2h
      Ukraine Intervention Order of Battle:

      1st Battalion (Never Trump)
      CDR: Vindman
      XO: Kinzinger
      Intel: Billet Not Filled
      Chemical: Swalwell
      Subject Matter Expert: Nichols

      2nd Battalion (Heavy)
      Stacey Abrams

      3rd Heavy Battalion (AWOL)
      Cheney
      Kristol
      The rest of the DC hawks

    12. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @trafalgar_group
      #Bipartisan majority of #Americans believe the US should use military assets to defend #Taiwan from a #Chinese #invasion.

      58.1% Yes
      41.9% No

      56.2% #Dems
      60.8% #GOP
      57.4% #Inds

    13. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      trafalgar_group
      Sharp partisan divide on whether #Fauci should resign in leading COVID-19 response (Overall: 53.7% no/46.3% yes):

      82.5% no/17.5% yes #Dems
      23.4% no/76.6% yes #GOP
      41.1% no/58.9% yes #Inds

      @trafalgar_group
      /
      @COSProject

    14. jason says:

      Jason. How about this? Do you support US military personnel to be sent to Umraine? 1 YES or NO
      Do you think the US is currently capable of conducting a two front war with Russia and China? Yes or No.”

      1. US military are already in the Ukraine for training and advisory purposes. I support sending more of these type of support personnel.

      2. there is no “2 front war”. In general however, the US does have contingencies for war on more than one front.

      I put myself in harm’s way for my country. Did you? In any case I am thankful for your son’s service.

      I am tired myself of ignorant sniveling isolationist morons who think they are experts because they have magazine subscriptions.

    15. jason says:

      Do you think the US is currently capable of conducting a two front war with Russia and China”

      The stupidity of this question is astounding.

      I guess the basis is that we should allow Putin to recreate the Soviet Union NOW because there is a potential for a confrontation with China LATER.

      I think Neville Allen needs to order more magazines.

    16. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Trump blasts Biden over Russia-Ukraine gaffe

      Former President Donald Trump slammed President Biden on Thursday for allegedly giving Russia the “green light” to invade Ukraine during his chaotic press conference — and suggested something wasn’t “normal” with the commander-in-chief.

      “When he said ‘they may go in, they will go in,’ and he talks about a ‘minor incursion,’ I sort of said, ‘I don’t believe he said that,’ because that’s giving the green light,” Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity during a wide-ranging interview.”

      “He really told them to go in,” Trump added. “I think this is a whole different ball game right now.”

      I think we say with some certainly that if Trump was President, we would not be having the current crisis in the Ukraine. Weak presidents like Jimmy Carter and Biden get us into these type of debacles. And strong presidents like Reagan and Trump prevent them.

    17. jason says:

      nobody’s thinking they’re somebody.”

      Hey Bitter, did you know it was easy to be “somebody” here?

      Just get a couple magazine subscriptions.

      I know, seems like a low bar, but it made Neville Allen into somebody.

    18. Tina says:

      “Allegedly giving Russia they green light”.

      Who wrote this? Is this a Faux news report?

    19. Country Dick Montana says:

      Jason while no one here would ever question your expertise in llama husbandry, Pennsylvania politics or knowledge of the u discovered places for North American tourists in South America, what experience or education forms your expertise in foreign policy? Are we not all simply people with opinions that we are sharing with one another.

      I see no real isolationists in our group. We have differing degrees of nationalistic tendencies and differing opinions on what “conservatism” is. I see China as a legitimate threat. Russia has a GNP of less than California. They couldn’t hold the old USSR together. Putting it back together will be difficult if not impossible. Putin can cause problems for sure. He is not a Superman and to some degree has to keep his rich Oligarchs happy. Chains has the economic where with all to take us in and make it hurt.

    20. jason says:

      It is unfortunate we have to deal with this with Biden as President.

      But you deal with crises with the President you have.

      You can’t put anyone in from the bench.

    21. jason says:

      I see no real isolationists in our group”

      I do. I think anyone who is willing to allow Putin to recreate the Soviet Union is a real honest to goodness isolationist.

      I never said Putin was a superman. But he could become one if the isolationists and ‘peace in our time” idiots have their way.

      And yes, anyone is entitled to have wrong opinions, including you.

    22. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Strength deters bad guys. Weakness begets war

    23. jason says:

      I think we say with some certainly that if Trump was President, we would not be having the current crisis in the Ukraine. Weak presidents like Jimmy Carter and Biden get us into these type of debacles. And strong presidents like Reagan and Trump prevent them.”

      I agree with this.

      But Reagan and Trump are not President. Biden is. Elections have consequences.

    24. jason says:

      Strength deters bad guys. Weakness begets war”

      Exactly.

      CDM is correct that Putin is no superman. But he does have a grand plan in mind and the time to stop him is not later, it is now.

    25. Tina says:

      You could hold Pooty poot in check if you keep energy prices low.

      They are a regional threat, but the real enemy is still the CCP.

    26. Country Dick Montana says:

      I doubt very much if Gordon, mnw, mike or anyone else here wants to see Putin take Ukraine. I would say that to a person they agree with you, all of us do. I haven’t seen anyone say don’t send weapons or advisors. No one has said don’t ramp up sanctions. You argue for what you want (and they agree with it) they look at what we have. We go in with Biden. You have said that yourself. Do you think he or his handlers are going to change? Doubtful. We are not putting boots on the ground. We give the Ukrainians support but they will have to do the fighting.

      Germany is being a pain. I think we tell them that they get on board with NATO or we close bases and move them to more accommodating Eastern European member countries. Then when Putin turns off the gas tell them it sucks to be Germany. Germans gotta German. They always will

    27. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      18 “Allegedly giving Russia they green light”.

      Who wrote this? Is this a Faux news report?

      No one wrote it. Trump said it in an interview with Hannity. Here is a link to the interview — Trump’s green light comment is at about 40% into the interview.

      https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2022/01/21/trump-blasts-biden-over-russia-ukraine-gaffe/amp/

    28. jason says:

      “They are a regional threat, but the real enemy is still the CCP.

      China is a “regional” threat too, at least militarily.

      And the ‘low energy prices’ theory to stop Putin is wishful thinking.

      The language Putin understands is strength and force and resolve.

      Nothing else.

    29. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      26. Agree, particularly regarding Germany.

      It is also important to get a strong leader like Trump back in office. “Make America Great Again” is taking on a whole new importance.

    30. jason says:

      I doubt very much if Gordon, mnw, mike or anyone else here wants to see Putin take Ukraine.”

      Zzzzz…

      They are ok with letting Putin violate Ukraine’s territorial integrity because they think appeasement works and that Putin will be satisfied with that. They think the US has military options when in reality it has many. They think Putin is going to wait for us to have a more competent President and that because China is a threat with shouldn’t confront another threat.

      To imply “we are all on the same side” or “we all agree’ here is BS. I don’t believe in knee jerk isolationism and idiotic statements like “the US has failed in every intervention since 1961”.

      I think history has shown appeasement of people like Putin doesn’t work.

      You can disagree, but our differences are not a question of nuance or degree.

    31. jason says:

      I should have said “think the US has no military options”

    32. jason says:

      “I haven’t seen anyone say don’t send weapons or advisors.’

      I have. Many times.

      Just check Neville Allen above.

      “Do you support US military personnel to be sent to Umraine? 1 YES or NO”

    33. Country Dick Montana says:

      Alright. Gordon. Do we send advisors and lethal weaponry to Ukraine? Where do we stop?

      I will let him answer. Then we all know without speculating or parsing words.

    34. jason says:

      This is not that complicated.

      Biden should just tell Putin “if you invade the Ukraine the US will unconditionally support it militarily with advanced weapons, resupply, logistics, intelligence, advisors, training, etc. This is in addition what other NATO countries provide plus crippling economic and diplomatic sanctions. Finally, the US will support a fast track process for the Ukraine to join NATO.”

      Meanwhile start a massive airlift of military aid now, not later.

      It is a message Putin will understand. Invading the Ukraine will be expensive financially and in Russian lives.

    35. jason says:

      I will let him answer.’

      Why? He has already answered in dozen of posts. He read in his magazine subscriptions that advanced weaponry would be too difficult for the Ukrainians to understand. His fellow isolationist moron mnw is afraid the weaponry would be ‘captured” because he thinks the Ukrainians and the Afghan army are the same thing.

      There is no middle ground here. You either believe appeasement works or you don’t.

    36. Country Dick Montana says:

      Let’s let him answer the question if he is around.

      I also agree with what you advocate. Unfortunately. Biden is President. If he does it then great. I have my doubts

    37. Phil says:

      I have my doubts as well.

    38. jason says:

      What Biden should do and what he will do are two different issues.

      But actually the isolationists should be happy with Biden, because he also seems to favor surrender and appeasement.

    39. jason says:

      What I don’t agree with is that our policy should be different depending who is President and how woke the military is.

    40. Country Dick Montana says:

      In a perfect world we don’t have wild swings and fluctuations in policy unless addressing a major global change or threat. We are a country split about 50-50. A small change in vote count can produce outsized changes in policies. It is what we live with. I totalitarian system would insure that we never change.

    41. jason says:

      Not what I meant.

      Some of the isolationists here think we should not intervene because Biden is incompetent and the military is woke, so we need to wait for a more competent president and a less woke military.

      Not the way it works. You confront your enemies with the President and military you have.

    42. Country Dick Montana says:

      And the President we have is Biden. And the military we have is Milley’s. One would hope they would do the same as if Trump was President. It is doubtful. If he does I will be grateful and surprised.

      My question is where is our Ukraine expert Vindman on this? He has been very quiet. Tool.

    43. Bitterlaw says:

      Gordon voted for Democrats. Gordon was paid by Democrats. Gordon donated to Democrats. But he is a conservative first. LOL

      Since Gordon was concerned about my job, I have received a raise and 3 bonuses since I started. I bought a new car today. It made me sad to let my Jeep Liberty go after 11 years and 164,000 miles but I just had a repair estimate for $1,300 (after $6,000 in transmission and engine repairs in the last 2 years) and the Liberty drinks gas like MD drinks Grey Goose so it was time to part ways.

    44. Tina says:

      What’d did Bl buy?

    45. Bitterlaw says:

      I never voted for a Democrat (although Trump was close to one). I never earned a living doing the work of Democrats. I never made a donation to a Democrat. But Gordon is more conservative than me? Zzzzzzzzzzzz

    46. Bitterlaw says:

      BTW my son served w the 82nd Aifborne in Iraq in 2004,after the invasion. Did yours or the moronic Bitterlaw?

      Please extend my sincere thank you to your son for his service. Did your son ever ask you how and why you dodged the draft during the Vietnam War? You were the right age to go.

      My son was 6 years old in 2004. As for Jason, he did serve in the Army. No matter how many magazine subscriptions you buy, you will never top that.

    47. Bitterlaw says:

      Jeep Cherokee. I have to learn all the new features. The Liberty was simple – a few gauges and a radio.

    48. Tina says:

      Cool Bl, enjoy.

    49. mnw says:

      BL

      Many of us who were “the right age to go” during the Viet Nam era had student deferments. I did. Does that make me “a draft dodger”?

      All U.S. citizens have an equal right to express their views about U.S. military matters & everything else. My kids are registered for the draft. That gives me, and them, shin in the game, I think.

    50. mnw says:

      Addendum to 49:

      Getting in the wayback machine, I was also in the first draft lottery, now long forgotten. Most posters here have almost certainly never heard of it.

      Fyi, they put every day of the year in a bowl & drew them out one by one. Your birthday determined your place in the lottery. #1 was first to be drafted & #365 was last in line. My birthday was #348, as I recall. I was lucky, & I didn’t volunteer.

      Those I knew in college who drew “bad” numbers in the draft lottery spent all the following day on the phone trying to get into a National Guard or Reserve unit, btw.

      And that’s the way it was.

      All you are saying in your “draft dodger” post is, “you didn’t volunteer.” No, I didn’t. Neither did you, apparently. The U.S. always has a war going on somewhere– I’m sure we BOTH could’ve gotten in on one if we’d wanted to.

    51. Bitterlaw says:

      Mnw – You didn’t have to use a student deferment. Since you avoided being drafted, I can call you a draft avoider if it makes you feel better. Did you protest the war? Call the troops who went to Vietnam baby killers?

      Gordon tried to absolve himself from not serving by invoking his son’s honorable service.

    52. Bitterlaw says:

      I petitioned West Point to permit me to serve despite being a diabetic. When that did not work, I asked my ROTC instructor to seek a waiver for me to serve. It was denied. In law school, I applied to the JAG for the Army, Navy, and Marines. They all denied me request for a waiver to serve. That’s 5 times I tried to serve.

    53. Bitterlaw says:

      The Air Force did not interview at my law school.

    54. Bitterlaw says:

      mnw – Gordon, whose military expertise is based on reading a journal – called out Jason – a veteran who served in the US Army.

    55. jason says:

      Gordon voted for Democrats. Gordon was paid by Democrats. Gordon donated to Democrats. But he is a conservative first. LOL”

      And he has the chutzpah to call Dave Wissing a “hard core leftist”.

      Neville Allen might be Putin’s b-tch.

      Conservative not so much.

    56. jason says:

      Gordon, whose military expertise is based on reading a journal”

      Let’s be fair, I think it was 2 journals.

    57. jason says:

      My question is where is our Ukraine expert Vindman on this? He has been very quiet. Tool.”

      To his credit he has been critical of Biden on Ukraine.

      He is still a tool though.

    58. jason says:

      I think mnw, who has stated here that every US intervention since 1961 ended in failure, was probably turned down when he showed up with an enormous white flag at enlistment.

    59. Tina says:

      Vindman could be used welll. He has body odor.

      Rumored ro be Ukraines Defense Chief.
      I

    60. Tina says:

      In this tweet, Scarfarce does not mention the name of the President,

      Joe Scarborough
      @JoeNBC
      · 7h
      The Russians see our retreat from Afghanistan as a green light to invade Ukraine. China sees American passivity toward Ukraine as a green light to invade Taiwan. Regardless of the US’s ultimate position, this is the reality the White House faces. twitter.com/joshrogin/stat…

    61. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Saturday condemned Germany for its refusal to supply weapons to Kyiv, urging Berlin to stop “undermining unity” and “encouraging Vladimir Putin” amid fears of a Russian invasion.”

      I agree with those who have said the U.S. should withdraw our troops from Germany. They are not dependable allies, and the fact they are building the NordStream pipeline will make Europe dependent on Russia for gas.

      Perhaps we should offer the give East Germany back to Russia, in exchange for leaving the Ukraine alone.

    62. jason says:

      I thought with the Greens in charge of foreign affairs in Germany that they would take a tougher stand against the Russians, if only because they oppose the pipeline.

      But I don’t support withdrawing our troops from Germany, all that would do is weaken NATO and encourage Putin further. NATO has been in place for decades, governments come and go, you can’t base your long term interests on who is in power at the moment.

    63. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      62. I was being facetious. Although do believe we should move some troops now stationed in Germany into Poland and the Baltics

    64. mnw says:

      Today’s FOX poll has JA at -5, & generic at R+1. That makes it one of Biden’s better ones.

    65. Wes says:

      On Election Night 2020, when Democrats lost 11 seats in the House, Fox predicted Democrats would gain anywhere from 10 to 15 seats. Considering how generous FNC is to Dems, I’d say this R+1 prediction is the rosiest prediction the CNN of the Northeast could come up with.

    66. mnw says:

      FOX polls have tended to suk, & to exhibit a pro-DEM spin, for some reason.

      You could also describe FOX polls as the broadcast edition of RRH.

    67. Tina says:

      Mark Murray
      @mmurraypolitics
      · 3h
      NBC News poll on nation’s mood (among adults)

      Right track: 22%
      Wrong track: 72%

      Income falling behind cost of living: 61%
      Staying even: 30%
      Going up: 7%

      Polarization will only grow: 70%
      Country can come together: 27%

      Yes, threat to democracy is real: 76%
      No, not real: 21%

    68. mnw says:

      FOX poll also shows Biden preferred on “climate and COVID,” & GOP preferred on “the economy and border security.”

      Assuming this is accurate,* I’d MUCH rather have the GOP’s cards to play.

      *many other polls show Biden underwater on COVID.

    69. Cash Cow TM says:

      Cow is giving grades:

      Truman B
      Eisenhower A-
      Kennedy C-
      LBJ D-
      Nixon B-
      Ford C
      Carter F
      Reagan A-
      GHWBush B-
      Clinton B (ignoring his person proclivities to not keep his pe.nis in his pants, nor his checkered past prior to president, and fact he lied all the time–government policy only)
      GWBush C-
      Obama D-
      Trump B-/C+ (government policy achievements only–ignoring all the personal big flaws of Trump the ignoramus)
      Biden F-

    70. Wes says:

      You gave GWB too much credit, Walt.

    71. mnw says:

      68 Tina

      The problem I’ve always had with “right track/wrong track” is that it ropes in everyone from Ocasio-Cortez to Marjorie Taylor Greene. So, how is that measurement useful?

      Same with “threat to democracy?” That would be the only question imaginable where Adam Schiff & I would be in complete agreement, for totally different reasons.

    72. mnw says:

      And you’re too hard on Trump, Walt.

    73. Bitterlaw says:

      Clinton gets a C from me. He did not cause a good economy. He just got out of the way. Foreign policy? Not strong. As a person he gets an F. Also was a pretty average Sax player.

    74. mnw says:

      BL

      Why would you ask me if I “called our troops baby killers” during the VN era?

      Did you know William F. Buckley opposed the VN war? It hardly follows that therefore he must’ve called our troops names.

    75. mnw says:

      FOX: “FOX News Poll Shows Just How Close Midterms Are”

    76. Tgca says:

      Theven Theven Bishes!!!

      Theven Theven I thay!

    77. jason says:

      Hallelujah, he is baaaaaaackkk!

    78. jason says:

      Truman D
      Eisenhower C-
      Kennedy D
      LBJ D
      Nixon B
      Ford C+
      Carter F
      Reagan B
      GHWBush B-
      Clinton F
      GWBush B+
      Obama D-
      Trump B+
      Biden F

    79. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @oleksiireznikov
      The second bird in Kyiv! More than 80 tons of weapons to strengthen Ukraine’s defense capabilities from our friends in the USA! And this is not the end ? ??

    80. Tgca says:

      Despite the silly rumors … and hopes of some here, to the contrary, I am alive and well and just taking a lengthy sabbatical, as I’ve done periodically in the past.

      I’ve still avoided the Chinese virus, though a number of folks I know have gotten it even though being fully vaccinated, some with boosters.

      Sorry if I did not afford the proper notice before bowing out but I’ve stopped by occasionally to see what I was missing and see it’s still the same old same old – baiting, insults, and fights among cantankerous old male longtime HHR posters.

    81. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @GovKathyHochul
      Last night, a shot from an illegal gun took the life of a @NYPDnews officer

      You don’t suppose a person was involved.

    82. mnw says:

      Tgca

      Welcome back.

      (believe it or not, this comment went into moderation the first time I tried)

    83. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      An admission the current COVID-19 strategy has failed

      “The research, released Thursday in JAMA Network Open, estimates that about 72% of people in Los Angeles County had either been vaccinated or had antibodies from a prior COVID-19 infection by last April.

      Nevertheless, the Delta and Omicron variants ultimately caused marked jumps in COVID-19 cases.

      “Given that new variants continue to result in significant surges even in a place like L.A. County, which had some of the strictest mask mandates and most expansive testing capacity in the country – we need to pivot our pandemic response from minimizing infections to minimizing the harm from infections,” said Neeraj Sood, one of the study’s co-authors and director of the COVID Initiative at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics.”

    84. Tgca says:

      83 MNW

      I do not plan to contribute to the daily monotonous vituperative attacks tearing HHR apart, just as we see throughout much of the country. Sometimes, it’s better to focus energy elsewhere. I want to laugh with and banter with folks, not fight incessantly with them.

      Rather than baiting and insulting others all day – of which I’ve been very guilty of myself – I prefer to spend my retirement more constructively – like doing sudoku to keep my wits sharp, afternoon naps in the recliner, walking along the beach with my pooch, tending to my awesome plant and fish collection, and enjoying my movie collection and binge watching shows I never heard of before into the wee hours of the morning on a variety of channels I get on ROKU – all while munching on tasty vegan snacks.

      I’ll do my part at being a good Christian by removing myself from all the baiting and insults and consider posting only on issues of great importance to the benefit of all – like if I come up with a new delicious tofu recipe.

    85. mnw says:

      Tg

      My dog is my therapist and personal trainer.

    86. Tom says:

      Welcome back tgca. I agree with you, time to dial it back for all concerned.

    87. Tina says:

      Welcome back, tgca.

      Stay safe. All folks who got the China virus I know were either fully vaxxed or boosted. All with Pfizer.

    88. Tgca says:

      I think these last 2 years have brought out the worst in people as folks feel couped up, misled, angry, isolated, etc. – we humans are not meant to live like this so sometimes we have to find other ways to release and cope, otherwise the result can be uncharacteristically poor behavior.

      I try and read a passage or two from the Bible or words of wisdom daily to put it all in perspective. I also set recurring alarms on my watch throughout the day to take a breath and step away from whatever I’m doing to smell the roses so to speak.

      I saw some work performance issues before I retired, especially younger folks, not used to being remote and without much human interaction or stuck in a small apartment with no stress relieving outlet either like a gym or a night out on the town, or married folks with kids home all day interrupting their remote work assignments.

      I look forward to the day I can safely throw a dinner party where dozens will swoon over my tofu dishes again without people bickering over concerns with distancing due to the Chinese virus.

    89. Cash Cow TM says:

      There is a lot of talk and speculation about what the Rooshians will do concerning the Ukraine.

      Walt says the best book he read about How Russians think was “Why They Behave Like Russians” by John Fischer. It was a great insight into the thinking of Russians, etc. written way back in 1947.

      Walt recalls a chapter about how the Rooshians negotiate and how they often got far more at the bargaining table than they expected.

      They would often demand maybe ten things while they really only want one or two. But they know the west likes to compromise so they often end up with 5 of the ten things on their list.

    90. Bitterlaw says:

      Mnw – I didn’t know if you just avoided service in Vietnam or if you were part of the angry anti-war movement.

    91. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      90. I would agree. Putin is grandstanding. After Afghanistan he thought he could bully Biden and NATO into concessions. Putin has badly overplayed his hand; Biden cannot easily back down at this point, without losing whatever credibility he has left– and he knows it:

      Putin is now facing three major issues:

      1.) Will the Ukrainians fight and inflect significant Russian casualties (which I see as very possible).
      2.) Will Belarus see massive anti-government demonstrations again as it had last year, in support of the Ukrainians. The last demonstrations almost brought down the Belarus government.
      3.) There were large demonstrations against Putin in Russia several years ago. If there are significant Russian military casualties in the Ukraine, and/or a stalemate — like what happened in the Donbass, anti-Putin demonstrations could erupt again — and the worst case scenario, his military could turn on him.

      There is just too much risk for Putin. Perhaps there could be some sort of face-saving agreement reached involving the Donbass situation, and recognizing the Crimea as part of Russia, that saves face for Putin. But Ukrainian independence, and ability to join NATO in the future needs to be preserved.

    92. Cash Cow TM says:

      You all keep talking about this “dumbA$$ region”.

      Maybe Biden ought to take a page out of JFK “I am a Berliner” (donut) speech and make a speech himself saying:

      “I, Biden, am a Dumba$$.”
      %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
      (I know you are saying it is the Donbass area, but I heard it as “Dumba$$” and could not resist.)

    93. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The German leader wants the West to “think carefully” about what sanctions the West imposes on Russia.

      But were’t wind and solar supposed to lead Germany to energy independence?

      “Germany’s dependence on Russian gas has left Europe short of options to sanction Moscow if it invades Ukraine—and itself vulnerable should Russia stop gas exports to the West.

      A two-decade-old decision to phase out nuclear power and more recent moves to cut reliance on coal in an effort to bring down CO2 emissions mean Germany is now more reliant on Russian gas than most of its neighbors, not just for heating but also for power generation.”

      Then again, I should not be too hard on the Germans. Only a short time ago Biden was begging the Arabs for more oil.

      Several of my Democratic friends have privately told me their at the point of voting for Trump in 2024, they were formerly bitterly anti-Trump.

    94. jason says:

      Hey Tgca, take your stupid vegetarian diet and GFY.

    95. jason says:

      BREAKING: Biden Considering Sending Thousands of Troops, Aircraft to Eastern Europe”

      Good if true.

    96. Tina says:

      I noticed all of the empty shelves in the meat department still had the fake meat there. Chicken and steak were wiped out.

    97. Tina says:

      This sounds like a mess.

      Jennifer Griffin
      @JenGriffinFNC
      · 2h
      From State Dept call: “Given that the President has said military action by Russia could come at any time. The US government will not be in a position to evacuate US citizens. So US citizens, currently present in Ukraine should plan accordingly.” Arrange commercial flights.
      Show this thread

    98. Bitterlaw says:

      C

    99. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      97. Totally agree. Now we’re getting serious.

      “Advisors presented Biden with various options to respond to Russia’s aggressive stance in Eastern Europe in a Sunday briefing at Camp David. The president is considering sending 3,000-5,000 U.S. troops to Romania and to Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia as part of a broader NATO effort. Other NATO countries may also contribute troops to warn Russian President Vladimir Putin not to try to move into neighboring countries.”

    100. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @Rasmussen_Poll
      American liberty is not a privilege. And so called ‘vaccines’ that don’t stop infection, transmission & have real side effects in many don’t transform liberty into a conditional American right. And exactly when will Fauci be transformed into a Federal inmate for financing Wuhan?

      @ElectionWiz
      ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR: “The minute they hand you that vaccine passport, every right that you have is transformed into a privilege contingent on you your obedience to arbitrary government dictates. It will make you a slave.”

    101. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @Rasmussen_Poll
      ·
      17h
      “If the next U.S. presidential election were held today, & President Joe Biden were running against former President Donald Trump, who would you be most likely to vote for?”
      46% – Donald Trump
      40% – Joe Biden
      10% – Someone Else
      4% – Wouldn’t Vote/Not Sure

    102. DW says:

      Fauci: “Entirely Conceivable” We’ll Need Boosters to Boost Prior Boosters

      Of course. This was the plan from the start once they gained control and obedience of the masses.

    103. Tina says:

      Hopefully, the get our people out of Ukraine.

      Last time, they did this, was in Afghanistan.

      There are still 1000s left behind, a hostage crisis.

    104. Wes says:

      My rankings:

      Truman C-/D+
      Ike C
      Kennedy Incomplete
      Johnson F
      Nixon C-
      Ford C-
      Carter F
      Reagan A
      GHWB C
      Clinton B-
      GWB F-
      Obama D-
      Trump B-
      Biden F-

    105. DW says:

      I pretty much agree Wes. Its always difficult to give grades as each POTUS is dealt a different hand. Look at the mess Reagan inherited, compared to GHWB or others who inherited relatively good times. I am harder on Clinton that you because in my mind it was Bill Clinton who threw open the doors of chaos with the world-view that lack of integrity and character is a virtue.

      Everyone in my list who gets the same grade probably got it for different reasons.

      Here would be my grades:

      Truman C-
      Ike B-
      Kennedy Incomplete
      Johnson F
      Nixon C
      Ford C-
      Carter F
      Reagan A
      GHWB C
      Clinton D
      GWB C
      Obama F
      Trump B
      Biden F

    106. Tina says:

      Razor
      @hale_razor
      · Jan 19
      REVIEW OF BIDEN’S FIRST YEAR

      Gallon of gas:
      * 1/20/2021: $2.38
      * 1/20/2022: $3.31

      US Covid Deaths
      * 1/20/2021: 400,000
      * 1/20/2022: 850,000

      Annual Inflation rate
      * 2020: 1.2%
      * 2021: 4.7%

      American hostages in Afghanistan
      * 1/20/2021: 0
      * 1/20/2022: Hundreds

    107. mnw says:

      91

      I didn’t know u were 4F.

    108. jason says:

      I don’t think we should move anyone out of the Ukraine, sends the wrong message.

    109. Bitterlaw says:

      mnw – You chose to not serve. I did not choose my pancreas. Both can be true.

    110. Wes says:

      Currently watching Airplane II. It isn’t so funny as Airplane, but it’s enjoyable. It could never be made today because it is in no way PC.

    111. jason says:

      Jennifer Rubin thinks Biden and the MSM should tout his accomplishments rather than his failures in voting “rights” and BBB.

      Ok, Tina posted his accomplishments

      Gallon of gas:
      * 1/20/2021: $2.38
      * 1/20/2022: $3.31

      US Covid Deaths
      * 1/20/2021: 400,000
      * 1/20/2022: 850,000

      Annual Inflation rate
      * 2020: 1.2%
      * 2021: 4.7%

      American hostages in Afghanistan
      * 1/20/2021: 0
      * 1/20/2022: Hundreds

    112. DW says:

      Keep adding to this…I thought of one more:

      Gallon of gas:
      * 1/20/2021: $2.38
      * 1/20/2022: $3.31

      US Covid Deaths
      * 1/20/2021: 400,000
      * 1/20/2022: 850,000

      Annual Inflation rate
      * 2020: 1.2%
      * 2021: 4.7%

      American hostages in Afghanistan
      * 1/20/2021: 0
      * 1/20/2022: Hundreds

      Illegal immigrants given the legal right to vote in our elections:
      * 1/20/2021: 0
      * 1/20/2022: Hundreds of Thousands

    113. jason says:

      NATO:
      -Denmark sending frigate to Baltic Sea, four F-16s to Lithuania
      -Spain sending ships, ‘considering’ jets to Bulgaria
      -France ready to send forces to Romania
      -Netherlands sending two F-35s to Bulgaria
      -U.S. ‘considering increasing its military presence’ in Eastern Europe”

      All very nice, but I want to see a massive airlift of offensive weapons and military advisors from all these countries to the Ukraine.

      Not sure what French troops in Romania and Dutch F-35s in Bulgaria are going to accomplish.

    114. DW says:

      Gallon of gas:
      * 1/20/2021: $2.38
      * 1/20/2022: $3.31

      US Covid Deaths
      * 1/20/2021: 400,000
      * 1/20/2022: 850,000

      Annual Inflation rate
      * 2020: 1.2%
      * 2021: 4.7%

      American hostages in Afghanistan
      * 1/20/2021: 0
      * 1/20/2022: Hundreds

      Illegal immigrants given the legal right to vote in our elections:
      * 1/20/2021: 0
      * 1/20/2022: Hundreds of Thousands

      Store shelves empty due to federal mandates:
      * 1/20/2021: 0
      * 1/20/2022: Hundreds of Thousands

    115. jason says:

      I am all for sending 50k troops to Eastern Europe if we have actual plans to use them towards some established goal.

      If it is just window dressing it is a waste of money. Spend the money on equipping and training the Ukrainians.

    116. DW says:

      Gallon of gas:
      * 1/20/2021: $2.38
      * 1/20/2022: $3.31

      US Covid Deaths
      * 1/20/2021: 400,000
      * 1/20/2022: 850,000

      Annual Inflation rate
      * 2020: 1.2%
      * 2021: 4.7%

      American hostages in Afghanistan
      * 1/20/2021: 0
      * 1/20/2022: Hundreds

      Illegal immigrants given the legal right to vote in our elections:
      * 1/20/2021: 0
      * 1/20/2022: Hundreds of Thousands

      Store shelves empty due to federal mandates:
      * 1/20/2021: 0
      * 1/20/2022: Hundreds of Thousands

      Dangerous world powers rattling sabers for bloody new wars:

      * 1/20/2021: 0
      * 1/20/2022: 2

    117. Tina says:

      Real wages -2.5

    118. Gordon Allen says:

      For once I agree with Jason#117.I note these “troops’ are in NATO eastern European nations to “reassure” them. Fine
      #118 and # 119. That may account for a 40-59/ -30 in Rasmussen. plus the fear this turkey could slide us into a really scary war(s)
      Market isn’t too happy either. But we have a “gentleman/nice guy” in the WH, instead of a slug that suburban wives don’t like…Barf

    119. Tina says:

      Be nice if this came directly from Mitchie and Luntz tenant..

      Quote Tweet

      MSN
      @MSN
      · 21h
      Newt Gingrich Says Jan. 6 Committee Members ‘Face a Real Risk of Jail’ if Republicans Win the House http://msn.com/en-us/news/politics/newt-gingrich-says-jan-6-committee-members-face-a-real-risk-of-jail-if-republicans-win-the-house/ar-AAT3Ovc?ocid=ob-tw-enus-6

    120. Bitterlaw says:

      Tina – I forget who rents from Luntz.

    121. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #122- BL
      Kevin McCarthy

    122. jason says:

      Ah yes, that makes him a RINO communist traitor.

    123. jason says:

      Biden’s move just reinforces what I said before about the folly of isolationism and “peace in our time”. If the US lets Putin use the Ukraine as his first step in recreating the Soviet Union, we will have to start shoring up troops and weapons in the NATO countries as a deterrent.

      Face up to Putin now will be less expensive than facing up to him later.

      Biden should get out there, draw the line in the sand, NOT ONE INCH OF THE UKRAINE. Let the isolationists whine and crap their pants worrying about “sliding us into a scary war”.

      A firm response is much more likely to avert war than waving white flags as a strategy.

    124. jason says:

      Mike Parsons just promoted to RINO commie status?

      Who knew?

      Hard to keep track, I don’t see why Rinos are endangered when Tina creates so many every week.

    125. DW says:

      jason, everyone needs to remember that Ukraine is the prize. Re-take Ukraine and all the others, Moldova, etc, fall faster than dominos.

    126. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Just so China does not think it is being ignored:

      “The Department of Defense said the two carrier strike groups, led by their flagships USS Carl Vinson and USS Abraham Lincoln, had begun operations in the South China Sea on Sunday.

      The carrier groups will carry out exercises including anti-submarine warfare operations, air warfare operations and maritime interdiction operations to strengthen combat readiness, according to the statement.

      Accompanying the two nuclear-powered carriers are the guided-missile cruisers USS Lake Champlain and USS Mobile Bay, and the guided-missile destroyers USS Stockdale, USS Chafee, USS Fitzgerald, USS Gridley, USS Sampson and USS Spruance. Many of these ships are based in San Diego.”

    127. Tina says:

      Lol.

      No disparity in sentencing here./s.

      Julie Kelly Flag of United States
      @julie_kelly2
      ·
      35m
      Friedrich sentences him to 3 months home detention, 3 years of probation, $5,000 fine, and $500 restitution to Capitol architect.

    128. Tina says:

      For a class b misdemeanor.

      Non violent, did no Damage to the capitol.

    129. Tina says:

      We still have kickboxing and margaritas though.

      Economy slows to a standstill:

      https://mobile.twitter.com/joelpollak/status/1485662785757331456

    130. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Was it a wise decision by Putin to get this group of people to start meeting and working together:

      “The White House said Biden plans to speak by video conference to European leaders in the afternoon about Russia’s military buildup on Ukraine’s border, including with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Polish President Andrzej Duda, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.”

    131. Tina says:

      InteractivePolls
      @PollsandOdds
      · 15h
      Wyoming Straw Poll
      Hageman:59 (+53)
      Cheney: 6

      Wyoming Republican Harriet Hageman, endorsed by Trump, showed a commanding lead against the Democrat-allied Rep. Liz Cheney

      https://breitbart.com/politics/2022/01/23/liz-cheney-loses-wyoming-straw-poll-trump-backed-harriet-hageman/

    132. Gordon Allen says:

      59-6. A cliffhanger.
      Who are the 6?

    133. DW says:

      Gallon of gas:
      * 1/20/2021: $2.38
      * 1/20/2022: $3.31

      US Covid Deaths
      * 1/20/2021: 400,000
      * 1/20/2022: 850,000

      Annual Inflation rate
      * 2020: 1.2%
      * 2021: 4.7%

      American hostages in Afghanistan
      * 1/20/2021: 0
      * 1/20/2022: Hundreds

      Illegal immigrants given the legal right to vote in our elections:
      * 1/20/2021: 0
      * 1/20/2022: Hundreds of Thousands

      Store shelves empty due to federal mandates:
      * 1/20/2021: 0
      * 1/20/2022: Hundreds of Thousands

      Dangerous world powers rattling sabers for bloody new wars:
      * 1/20/2021: 0
      * 1/20/2022: 2

      American Hostages in Ukraine:
      * 1/20/2021: 0
      * 1/20/2022: TBA – stay tuned.

    134. jason says:

      Accompanying the two nuclear-powered carriers are the guided-missile cruisers USS Lake Champlain and USS Mobile Bay, and the guided-missile destroyers USS Stockdale, USS Chafee, USS Fitzgerald, USS Gridley, USS Sampson and USS Spruance. Many of these ships are based in San Diego.”

      I read at HHR we need to tell our adversaries to please line up and wait until we finish one conflict before we can start another.

      So tell the Chinese to hold off on any aggressive moves, tks, we appreciate the cooperation.

    135. jason says:

      Who are the 6?”

      The Cheneys have a big family.

    136. NYCmike says:

      “Should we send NYC one too?”

      -Sure, I like fruit.

      PO Box GFY124
      Upyours,PA ou812

    137. Gordon Allen says:

      Does anybody begin to get the idea the” fix” is in re Ukraine?
      If the Russians have been” ready for weeks” why the delay? So more weapons can be delivered to Ukraine.Ship to Black Sea, troops to Bulgaria?
      Something doesn’t smell right

    138. Tina says:

      Jack Posobiec ??
      @JackPosobiec
      · 2h
      BREAKING: Ukrainian official says Americans have no immediate threat to evacuate, says ‘Americans are safer in Kyiv than they are in LA’

    139. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      140. Putin was posturing. He expected Biden to back down and give him everything he wanted.

      If Putin really meant to attack, he would have gone in when there was still an element of surprise and unpreparedness.

      The “adults in the room” may have sedated Biden, given him a box of toys, and taken control.

    140. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      141. Posobiec is Polish. Am sure he would be ringing the alarm if Putin was threatening Poland. But now he is being Putin’s poodle regarding the Ukraine. I have lost any respect for him.

    141. Tina says:

      Sounds like this whole Ukrainian thing is a way to expand the Biden’s’ criminal empire.

      @JackPosobiec
      · 8h
      UKRAINE FOREIGN MINISTRY: “There have been no radical changes in the security situation recently. The accumulation of Russian troops near the state border began in April last year”

    142. Bitterlaw says:

      Gordon – You don’t like me. Pretend somebody else asked this question. Are you suggesting that Putin is working with Biden to make it look like Biden is a strong leader (even though he is not). How does it benefit Putin?

    143. Tina says:

      RNC Research
      @RNCResearch
      ·
      1h
      In 2016, Biden said Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline “will fundamentally DESTABILIZE Ukraine.”

      Biden waived sanctions on the pipeline last year.

      https://mobile.twitter.com/RNCResearch/status/1485709578033635329?cxt=HHwWgoC54aq_pp4pAAAA

    144. NYCmike says:

      Anyone who wants the United States involved more in Ukraine is choosing to ignore current policies put in place by the current administration.

      ALL of us on HHR, if I read correctly, want an independent Ukraine.

      I am not sure if the current administration cares about Ukraine one way or the other, as long as they can make money off whomever is in charge.

    145. NYCmike says:

      “I oppose boots on the ground. No problem with arming.”

      -Agreed.

      Let the Russians deal with a well-equipped Ukrainian army. I’m all for that.

    146. NYCmike says:

      The problem comes back to Biden…..and just like when Obama was in office, the people in charge did not care to give arms to the Ukrainians.

    147. Gordon Allen says:

      Good take Bitterlaw.
      I don’t know. But it is impossible to keep a military force ” ready ” for an attack indefinitely. Somewhere there’ something that doesn’t seem right. If Putin actually intended to ” invade Ukraine” 100,000-150,000 is nowhere near enough to do so and occupy the country,as his Generals undoubtedly told him.
      Now we have dependents being evaluated, troops to eastern Europe in numbers that are inconsequential, ships in the Sea having no relevance to Ukraine.
      This smells to me. There is no rational reason for Putin to delay if he REALLY intends to invade..
      There could be a win/ win deal in the works. I don’t know,but if Putin doesn’t attack soon he won’t.
      Good catch though,as I’m increasingly suspicious of a deal

    148. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      NATO may be getting its act together.

      “Kirby said Austin was anticipating the potential for NATO to activate what it calls the NATO Response Force, a multinational force totaling about 40,000 troops. Most of the 8,500 U.S. troops being put on higher alert would be sent as part of that response force, if it’s activated, Kirby said. He added that he could not rule out that U.S. troops already based in Europe could be shifted east as further reinforcements.”

    149. NYCmike says:

      “And the ‘low energy prices’ theory to stop Putin is wishful thinking.

      The language Putin understands is strength and force and resolve.”

      -That’s ridiculous.

      Of course the 2nd part is correct, but the first part is also correct.

      When energy prices are low, as we saw from 2017-2020, Putin had to deal more with internal issues than trying to expand Russia’s sphere of influence, due to their economy being dependent on the revenues from energy sales.

    150. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden’s next step should be to impose severe sanctions on the NordStream pipeline, and enforce them not only against Putin, but against any German company that is involved in the pipeline.

      Basically renewing the Trump sanctions. As Trump said, he would never have had the current the crisis because Putin knew Trump would not have tolerated it. Peace through strength.

    151. Tina says:

      Low energy prices deters a lot of Russian. Actions. High energy funds it.

      With that said, they are not a world power. They are a regional power.

    152. Tina says:

      Meant to say they are a #2 threat, China is the top threat.

    153. Bitterlaw says:

      Gordon – Thank you. I don’t agree that this is a dance between Biden and Putin. I think Putin is a thug and thought he could get Biden to do nothing. He waited too long and NATO stepped in to fill the void left by Biden.

    154. Tina says:

      The uni party has largely enabled China.

      Look at the cover up of the Covid lab leak origins.

    155. Tina says:

      Weak. You would be stronger if you threaten imprisonment and arrest. Quit fund raising.

      Kevin McCarthy
      @GOPLeader
      ·
      32m
      Speaker Pelosi is using the Sergeant at Arms office to build dossiers on private citizens.

      Call this what it is: un-American. Republicans will bring accountability to those responsible. https://politi.co/3FXoJNv

    156. Tina says:

      This is bs. The best treatment for Covid, if caught early.

      Of course, these fascists want to reduce supply.

    157. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      One strategy that Reagan used to destroy the Soviet Union was to get the Saudis to greatly increase their production of oil. This caused the price to fall so low that the Soviets had a major drop in revenue, and could not afford to match the massive defense build-up that Reagan was doing in the U.S.

      The U.S. has the oil and natural gas resources now to increase production and reduce the price to a level that would financially cripple Russia. Trump had good relations with the Saudis who likely would help. But instead Biden, Gore and the leftists want end fossil fuel production in the U. S., Which will enrich Putin.

    158. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      162. “Meanwhile, Old Joe is on his second cut-and-run.”

      Actually, my impression is Biden has been pushed aside and is no longer directing policy.

    159. mnw says:

      Since BL seems obsessed with my “draft avoidance,” I would like to correct his mistake:

      While I was an undergrad, student deferments were abolished. That resulted in the first “draft lottery,” in which every date of the year was drawn from a plexiglass bin, and if your birthday was drawn #1, you were the first to be drafted, & if it was #365, you were last in line.

      Mine was in the high 300s– #348, I think.

      Thus I WAS exposed to the draft; I did NOT have a student deferment. I didn’t serve ONLY because the govt never called on me to serve.

      That is NOT “draft avoidance.” If drafted, I would’ve served. I probably would’ve tried to get into a Guard or Reserve unit like everybody else at the frat house did.

    160. DW says:

      Like I said last week, my own guess is that members of the squad are pushing their own policies to Pelosi, who then meets with Obama to tell him what to do. Demented minds think alike, and Schumer is the odd man out.

    161. Gordon Allen says:

      MNW. I was in the high 330’s
      Same experience.

    162. mnw says:

      Gordon

      He started by calling me (& by inference you, too) a draft evader, & then changed it to draft avoider. And than asked if I had called our troops “baby killers,” for good measure.

      That’s just factually WRONG. The govt CHOSE not to draft me and you, for reasons of its own.

      It’s amazing to me that not one person in a hundred today knows what the draft lottery was, or that there ever even was such a thing.

      Like W.F. Buckley, my objection to the VN war was that we could never win it. There was no viable endgame.

      Right after Saigon fell in 1975, I heard Kissinger interviewed. He was asked what mistakes the U.S. had made in VN. He said, going by memory, “In any future conflict, we must have an ally with more popular support than the South Vietnamese govt had, before committing our military forces.” Which I had been saying for YEARS before Kissinger got around to it.

    163. Gordon Allen says:

      Casper Weinberger, Secretary of Defense under Reagan, famously set forth a number of conditions necessary before committing the US to War. These were Reagan’s views, and he won the Cold War without entering a war. Trump left the world more secure than it was when he took office( or is now) without starting a War.
      One of those conditions was a clearly understood definition of military victory, and a good chance of achieving it. This necessarily entailed a determination to go on offense, to bring the war to the enemy, as defense only is a recipe for a lost war; none has ever been won on defense.
      Vietnam was NOT an unwinnable war, but only as fought; If North Vietnamese(soviet) tanks could roll into Saigon,US and South Vietnamese tanks could have rolled into Hanoi, and hanged Ho Chi Minh from the nearest tree
      When we denied ourselves that option the War was always going to be lost; only the date remained.
      In the Ukraine are we going to bring the war to Russia, with it’s 4000 plus nuclear warheads( strategic and tactical) ?? OF COURSE NOT, as that would be insane. Therefore, a war there is by definition unwinnable, at least by the US,
      and dangerous.
      As Reagan and Weinberger demonstrated strength is an imperative, but so is having the wisdom to choose one’s fights( absent a direct attack).
      If my draft number had been low, I would have served (very unhappily), as by that time I knew the war was ultimately going to fail.
      A desk job in Hawaii wouldn’t have been all that bad though. I’m sure that was true for you too.

    164. Bitterlaw says:

      mnw – You said you had student deferments. Now, you didn’t. The reason I asked about whether you were part of the anti-war movement is because I don’t believe in redemption. If (and I said IF) you were trying to levitate the Pentagon or waving Viet Cong flags or chanting Hey Hey LBJ. How many kids did you kill today? I have serious doubts about you.

      I tried to serve. You didn’t. You obviously feel fine about it.

    165. Bitterlaw says:

      Rather than fight, can we at least agree that Jason, Marv and GF were better and more important citizens than those of us who did not serve in the military?

    166. jason says:

      In the Ukraine are we going to bring the war to Russia, with it’s 4000 plus nuclear warheads”

      Zzzzzzz…..

    167. jason says:

      I don’t agree people who serve in the military are better or more important citizens.

      But I do think that the nation owes people who serve, especially those that serve in combat, a special debt of gratitude, which isn’t paid for by those who kneel for the national anthem.

    168. jason says:

      I think isolationists would tend not to want to serve in the military as a general rule. I am sure there are exceptions.

    169. jason says:

      I didn’t serve ONLY because the govt never called on me to serve.”

      Nah, that is a lie, you could have volunteered. So that is not the ONLY reason.

      But fine with me you didn’t want to serve.

    170. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason – You are better and more important. GFY

    171. jason says:

      I deserve points for being called something I am not.

    172. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “The Biden administration is considering controlling exports related to semiconductors to harm Russian industries, should Russia invade Ukraine, a senior administration official confirmed to CBS News. The move could be done in a way to keep new smartphones and other technology from Russian citizens.

      Specifically, the administration is threatening to use the foreign direct product rule to deprive Russia of semiconductor technology, the official confirmed, since virtually all semiconductors are designed with U.S. software and parts. The U.S. is working with European and Asian allies to make a rule that would keep essential components from industries Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to grow the Russian economy, like artificial intelligence and aerospace”

    173. jason says:

      Bitter, would you really want to be in a foxhole with mnw and Neville Allen?

    174. Bitterlaw says:

      Maybe. I am sure that Gordon’s foxhole would be very comfortable and gated.

    175. NYCmike says:

      “Mike Parsons just promoted to RINO commie status?”

      -jason is OK with rank-choiced voting?

    176. NYCmike says:

      Is there any reason to push ranked-choice voting for Missouri, a state which has become reliably Republican in the last 12 or so years?

      why make such a change?

    177. jason says:

      “Mike Parsons just promoted to RINO commie status?”

      -jason is OK with rank-choiced voting?”

      I think rank choiced voting is idiotic.

      I don’t think any R that thinks it is a good idea automatically becomes a RINO commie traitor.

      Of course, had Trump proposed it, NYC would have been here immediately to accuse anyone who disagreed of being a RINO marxist lenininist maoist stalinist.

    178. jason says:

      Bitterlaw says:
      January 24, 2022 at 10:35 pm

      Maybe. I am sure that Gordon’s foxhole would be very comfortable and gated.”

      That’s true. It would also be adorned with lots of white flags, a “peace in our time” banner, and a “welcome” mat. It would also have a Kool-aid dispenser.

    179. Wes says:

      From what I understand, MO Republicans are contemplating ranked choice voting to keep Mikey and Schumer’s choice for the GOP Senate nomination–Eric Greitens–from sneaking through with a tiny plurality of the vote and initiating the Mikey Maneuver in the Show Me State.

    180. jason says:

      wes must be against primaries. He doesn’t want to give Schumer another liberal democrat.

      Horrors!

      We need to send a message to the RINO commie governor of MO by electing a liberal Dem.

    181. jason says:

      Affiliates of two European companies that fund Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline contributed to the campaign of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), who Republicans say has blocked sanctions on the Kremlin-backed project.”

      I am sure NYC won’t see a problem. These companies just want to put in some pipelines in Manhattan.

    182. michael corleone says:

      #186 – Having another state destroy the integrity of its voting system by adopting an overly complex procedure that precludes the timely counting of ballots is a terrible long term solution to a short term problem.

    183. jason says:

      Having another state destroy the integrity of its voting system by adopting an overly complex procedure that precludes the timely counting of ballots is a terrible long term solution to a short term problem.”

      I agree.

      But it doesn’t make Parsons a “pathetic RINO”.

    184. mnw says:

      BL

      If I was exempt from the draft because of a student deferment, then why was I EXPOSED to the draft in the first draft lottery? Was the govt just kidding about the draft lottery?

      The student deferment was ABOLISHED while I was still an undergrad. Millions of students who had had a student deferment LOST it. EVERYONE, simultaneously.

      Don’t you understand that?

    185. DW says:

      The dimwit Governor of NY: “To the more than 80% of New Yorkers who have done the right thing to get fully vaccinated: Thank you. Let’s get more New Yorkers vaccinated so we can put this pandemic in the rear view mirror.”

    186. Gordon Allen says:

      MNW. There no more blind than those who will not see
      Your experience mirrors mine.
      When did you graduate from college? I graduated in 1967,and then to Law School.
      There are a pair of people here who spout off constantly without knowing what they’re talking about.
      Oh well

    187. Bitterlaw says:

      mnw – Reread 49. You said you had a student deferment. Therefore, you were not at risk of being drafted and sent to Vietnam during that time. Lucky you. When student deferments were abolished, you could have been drafted. In both cases, you chose not to serve. You could have said, “I am not going to use a student deferment. I am going to enlist.” What don’t you understand?

      Why won’t you say what did regarding the protests? If you just went to class, enjoyed the 60s and listed to Hendrix, fine. If you had a VC flag in your room and chanted Ho Ho Ho Chi Minh, no redemption for you.

    188. Tina says:

      This is criminal.

      Ron DeSantis
      @GovRonDeSantis
      ·
      3h
      Without a shred of clinical data to support its decision, the Biden Administration has revoked the emergency use authorization for lifesaving monoclonal antibody treatments.

    189. Tina says:

      Rank voting is idiotic and is Wi absentee ballot boxes.

      I don’t know why Rs do stupid things.

    190. Bitterlaw says:

      I was born during the Tet Offensive. It was obviously a difficult time in my life.

      What I see is Gordon and mnw admitting they did not serve and trying to justify it. They could have joined the reserves or National Guard but passed on it. Now, they are defense experts.

      I did not serve but at least I tried 5 times. Jason did serve in the US Army so, in my opinion, he would be justified in extending GFYs to both of them.

    191. Tina says:

      The whores will continue to enable Biden and fundraise.

      Republicans Plan To Win Back The Senate, Then Do Nothing, Per Usual

      https://thefederalist.com/2022/01/25/republicans-plan-to-win-back-the-senate-then-do-nothing-per-usual/

    192. DW says:

      “Without a shred of clinical data to support its decision, the Biden Administration has revoked the emergency use authorization for lifesaving monoclonal antibody treatments.”

      Not playing out the way Sarah Palin predicted, but her death panels are now the reality.

      The federal government now controls whether you get to live or die when you are sick and needing treatment.

    193. Tina says:

      They revoked the only major thing that works therapeutically,

    194. Tina says:

      And Florida has been providing it routinely.

    195. mnw says:

      BL

      So we’re done with “draft avoider”/ “baby killer” then?

      I’d be curious to find out from you exactly when I held myself out as “a defense expert,” with special expertise in that area.

      You really went off the tracks on all this.

    196. Tina says:

      Election Transparency Initiative
      @ETI_now
      ·
      Jan 21
      Police cars revolving lightDems’ 20-Year NarrativePolice cars revolving light

      2000/election stolen
      2001/elections must be nationalized
      2004/election stolen
      2016/election stolen
      2017/elections must be nationalized
      2020/elections most secure ever
      2021/elections must be nationalized
      2022/election could be stolen

    197. Bitterlaw says:

      You avoided the draft when you used a student deferment. When student deferments ended, you were subject to the draft. You still refuse to say whether you took part in anti-war protests. Why won’t you answer that question?

    198. Bitterlaw says:

      mnw – I did not live your life. I can only watch documentaries about the 60s. I would have hated living through that era. It was a defining moment for those who hate America. I never understood how people who could serve in the military chose to not serve.

    199. Gordon Allen says:

      Try again past the Wissing censor. To MNW
      Nothing prevented Jason and BL from volunteering for the Armed Forces.
      My son volunteered to become parachute qualified, served in the 82nd Airborne division in 2004in Iraq( outside Fallujah).
      My son in law is an Army Ranger, Major, and served 3 tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.
      My Dad volunteered for the Marines just after Pearl Harbor, served in 3 campaigns, and was wounded at Iwo Jima.
      My wife’s niece is a graduate of the Air Force academy, a Captain, and on assignment to the National Reconnaissance Office(NRO).
      And yes,I joined the Air Force Association in 1980 and US Naval Institute in 1981 as a civilian member. I apologize as I think BL mistook you for me.

    200. Gordon Allen says:

      MNW. I think the censor was triggered by my vow to henceforth not to stoop to the level of ankle biters

    201. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason DID serve in the Army. I tried to enlist 5 times and the Army, Navy, and Marines refused to allow me to serve because I am a type 1 diabetic.

      Please thank your Dad (if he is alive) for his service. Also, please thank your son, your son-in-law and wife’s niece for their service for me.

      Are you honestly equating being a civilian who subscribed to journals from the Air Force Association and Naval Institute with military service?

    202. Wes says:

      Well, since Republicans gave him the Connie Morella treatment, Jim Hood (D-TN) will retire in a year.

    203. Wes says:

      Former Congressman Mike Sodrel (R-IN) will run for Congress again. Sodrel narrowly lost to incumbent Baron Hill (R-IN) in 2002, beat Hill narrowly in 2004, lost narrowly to him in 2006, lost handily in 2008, and lost the 2010 primary to future Congressman/Senator Todd Young (R-IN).

      It’s time to hang it up, Mike. You’re almost 20 years past your one election victory, which is bookended with four losses.

    204. Tgca says:

      In response to Jadon in 96

      Stupid vegetarian diet? Is that like Biden’s stupid son of bit…comment?

      Well, all I have to say, as you already noted, is that tofu is…

      Good For You!


      96. jason says:
      January 23, 2022 at 8:54 pm

      Hey Tgca, take your stupid vegetarian diet and GFY.

    205. NYCmike says:

      “Of course, had Trump proposed it, NYC would have been here immediately to accuse anyone who disagreed of being a RINO marxist lenininist maoist stalinist.”

      -This is easily like the 20th time or more where jason has used the words “had Trump proposed it….” when he didn’t……..but some other “Republican” had, and jason just reflexively defends them for no reason other than to be an a-hole.

      Try living in the real world, A-Hole.

    206. Chicon says:

      The regulars here get along like a large family living in tight quarters with both sets of in-laws. You guys do realize you don’t actually live together, right?

    207. Cash Cow TM says:

      DRUDGE monkey news:

      “Lab monkey on run after truck crash sparks fears it was ‘infected’…”

      DRUDGE really likes monkey news.

    208. Wes says:

      You mean the real world where you spent a whole decade from 2010 to 2020 trying to ensure Schumer would become Senate Majority Leader, Mikey?

    209. Tina says:

      Wow, lie of the new year.

      Quote Tweet

      Breaking911
      @Breaking911
      · 1h
      REPORTER: “Florida continues to push for [monoclonal antibody] treatment … What’s your response to Gov. DeSantis?”

      PSAKI: “Let’s just take a step back here just to realize how crazy this is … We know what works, vaccines and boosters.”

    210. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      One of the stupidest things the Germans did was close down their nuclear plants and try to depend on unreliable renewables. Biden would like the U.S. to do the same thing.

      “German power prices for Tuesday jumped to their highest in more than a month as output from thousands of wind turbines across Europe’s biggest market plunged.

      Less wind output forces utilities to burn to more expensive, non-renewable sources of energy, including gas and coal, which increases the price of electricity. Wind output will be as low as 4,542 megawatts on Tuesday morning, compared with about 6,200 megawatts on Monday.”

    211. Tina says:

      Mike Berg
      @MikeKBerg
      · 2h
      Democrat Leader Steny Hoyer says President Biden is correct that the midterm elections will be illegitimate if Congress doesn’t pass Democrats’ election takeover bills.

    212. Tgca says:

      We should have great respect for all military personnel that served with honor and dignity, and especially those that served in combat – which from current stats the last few decades show less than 10% ever see combat or harms way, as most are in non-combatant roles.

      I don’t agree all who served are worthy of such blanket praise just because they served. Many serve for various reasons like a stepping stone to a better life or career opportunity, and not necessarily just to serve their country. Hence, the reason we see some bad behavior in and after the military – think John Kerry in my view.

      Military vets are just as likely, and more likely in many cases, compared to civilians to commit various crimes – hardly people that should deserve blanket respect just because they served.

      US prisons have approximately 10% of its population as military vets, and that’s not including those incarcerated in jails and out on probation or completed serving time.

      Government statistics show military vets are more likely to commit certain violent crimes, including domestic abuse and assault, more than their civilian counterparts – again, hardly one deserving of blanket respect just because they served.

      I’ve known of a great deal of men deserving praise for their service in combat but I’ve also known of a number of military vets, including those who served in combat, to be the lowest scum on this earth. Think Timothy McVeigh, a decorated veteran who went on to commit a heinous crime as an example.

      I think we should be grateful for anyone who serves their country in any capacity, putting their life on the line daily whether it be in the military, administrative roles in hostile nations like embassies, spies, police, firemen, astronauts, etc, as they all have the potential for grave risk to life.

      I save my respect for those deserving it for their deeds and character and not simply for serving.

    213. Cash Cow TM says:

      Today, Walt (as usual for the past umpteen months) drove his son to work.

      Then was voluntold by his wife to go shovel out the rest of the driveway and the untouched sidewalk (of an elderly woman we know from out last church) from the ice that has been on there since the snow/ice storm from a week ago. Walt and another voluntold husband did that–took two hours.

      Then to rush home to change out of his sweat drenched clothes and then head to town to help prepare meals to be delivered to about 60 people (shut-ins, others in need). Walt sliced up 5 hams and stood there doing that for hours. His back is now killing him. Then off to help deliver the meals.

      Now he is back home waiting for an electrician to show up to look at a small project.

    214. NYCmike says:

      “Are you honestly equating being a civilian who subscribed to journals from the Air Force Association and Naval Institute with military service?”

      -Bitterlaw,

      Do Vindman vs Trump?

      Should we listen to Vindman over Trump just because he served in the military?

    215. jason says:

      This is easily like the 20th time or more where jason has used the words “had Trump proposed it….” when he didn’t”

      Well since you gave him a pass for funding Chuck Schumer, Hillary, Harry Reid and Dems for decades, gave him a pass on saying he was for socialized medicine, gave him a pass on signing huge sending bills, gave him a pass on saying Dem economic policies worked better, gave him a pass for declaring his support for partial birth abortion, gave him a pass for adopting the AFL-CIO agenda, etc, etc, I though you would give him a pass on supporting ranked voting too.

      Touchy, touchy.

    216. NYCmike says:

      “I save my respect for those deserving it for their deeds and character and not simply for serving.”

      -Welcome back, Tgca.

      Well said!

    217. Cash Cow TM says:

      From radio commentators (mostly ex generals) over the past few days, they seem to say that Putty Poot will invade Ukraine either:

      –today or tomorrow since the ground is now fully frozen and can now accommodate tanks, etc.

      –before the Olympics

      –during the Olympics

      –right after the Olympics are over because he does not want to steal the spotlight from his China pal XI

    218. jason says:

      You guys do realize you don’t actually live together, right?”

      No.

    219. Tina says:

      We should always listen to Vindman.

      -Jebot

    220. Tina says:

      Just look at National Retreat Online.

      Jim Geraghty
      @jimgeraghty
      · 43m
      The unemployment rate is low, more than 535 million vaccine shots have been administered, and U.S. alliances are, generally speaking, doing better. But… it’s still difficult for the Biden team to convincingly accentuate the positive.

      https://bit.ly/33RbhNZ

    221. NYCmike says:

      “Well since you gave him a pass for funding Chuck Schumer, Hillary, Harry Reid and Dems for decades, gave him a pass on saying he was for socialized medicine, gave him a pass on signing huge sending bills, gave him a pass on saying Dem economic policies worked better, gave him a pass for declaring his support for partial birth abortion, gave him a pass for adopting the AFL-CIO agenda, etc, etc, I though you would give him a pass on supporting ranked voting too.”

      -Well, that’s incorrect. I didn’t give him a pass at all.

      I didn’t vote for Trump in the 2016 primary because I wasn’t sure how he would govern.

      I voted for him twice in the general election because I thought he would govern better than Hillary and Biden.

      He got into office, governed mainly as a conservative Republican with some hiccups, and as I said before, didn’t push many things, like ranked-choice-voting, like other “Republicans” have been pushing. I have also disagreed with him on certain issues, although I am fine with his use of tariffs, since we did not have free trade with the countries where he threatened or instituted tariffs. Also, he never pushed exclusively for union jobs like Democrats do, he pushed for all jobs for Americans.

      Stick to facts, friend. Don’t wallow in crap, A-Hole.

    222. NYCmike says:

      jason to defend Jim Geraghty in 3…..2……1……

    223. Wes says:

      I voted for him twice in the general election…

      Since you just admitted to casting an illegal ballot, Mikey, how many times did you vote for Schumer in 2016?

    224. NYCmike says:

      2016
      2020

      Wes, get a life.

    225. Wes says:

      You still haven’t answered the question, Mikey. We all know you voted for Schumer in 1998, 2004, 2010, and 2016.

      How many times each?

    226. jason says:

      I agree there are morons who served and morons who didn’t.

      Contrary to what Bitter says, I don’t consider my service as entitling me to any special status or expertise, although if someone wants training on firing an M102 105mm howitzer call me.

      mnw and Neville Allen are morons who didn’t serve, one is a liar who said he only didn’t serve because he wasn’t called, the other thinks magazine subscriptions are the same as servingin the military and qualifies him as an expert.

    227. jason says:

      NYC says he didn’t give Trump a pass but then lists all the times he gave Trump a pass.

      I love it here.

    228. jason says:

      NYC is Chuck Schumer’s lap dog here, but thinks he is better than Jim Geraghty.

    229. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The Belarus opposition is beginning to become active.

      “A Belarusian hacking group hostile to Moscow’s aims said Monday it launched a limited cyberattack on the Belarus national railway company aimed at impeding the movement of Russian troops and freight inside the Moscow-allied country. It said it encrypted some servers, databases and workstations. “Mostly commercial (freight) trains are affected,” Yuliana Shemetovets, New York-based spokeswoman for the Belarusian Cyber Partisans, said of the sabotage effort. “We hope it will indirectly affect Russian troops as well but we can’t know for sure. … At this point it’s too early to say.”

    230. jason says:

      governed mainly as a conservative Republican with some hiccups,”

      Yeah, a lot of “hiccups”.

      But if anyone else has anything NYC considers a ‘hiccup” they are RINO commie traitors.

      The hypocrisy is astounding.

      Not to mention all the Dem senators NYC worked so hard to elect have “hiccups” 100% of the time.

    231. Bitterlaw says:

      NYC had an affinity for deadenders. Unless he voted for, sent donations to, or encouraged others to donate/vote for deadenders, he did not work hard to elect deadenders.

    232. NYCmike says:

      President of the nation – elections are usually razor-thin, nation is sharply divided – makes sense that a President will reach out on some issues that his base doesn’t necessarily agree with. Trump did that. He wasn’t perfect, that is for sure.

      Missouri – Parsons elected with 57% of the vote, a 16%+ victory……jason has nothing to say about him pushing silly marxist voting methods which will help the opposition party. And Wes nods along while saying “Ok, boss.”

      Got it.

      Every day, we get a glimpse of how D.C. Republicans think, just by reading the comments from A-Holes and Pole Swingers.

    233. mnw says:

      233

      What is it you think I lied about? Be precise if you will, pls.

      Otoh, do you still stand by your post that I voted for Todd Akin? Might that be a knowing lie on your part?

    234. Wes says:

      It’s good you consider the Republicans to be the opposition party, Mikey, since MO Republicans are pushing ranked choice voting to keep you and Schumer from shepherding Greitens through and helping a Democrat win that seat.

    235. Tgca says:

      I think it’s unfair to criticize those who don’t serve or were NOT needed to serve in their time, especially if there existed a sufficient pool of candidates.

      Deferment does not equate to cowardice or lack of patriotism.

      That being said, it does not mean the well-off or elite should get to defer at the expense of the less fortunate who have no valid deferments (such as grad school) but that has not always been the case though pushed by fake MSM stories as such.

      I almost went into an officer naval program as a STEM graduate. I seriously considered it, to serve on a nuclear vessel, as an officer involved in training on concepts and technology using my math and science training.

      I chickened out in the end, not only because I might get claustrophobic on a nuclear sub, but mainly because I had to face reality. At that time, the military was hostile to gays serving, and I would have inevitably been discharged if it ever became an issue and my big mouth refused to deny it if confronted.

      In many ways, I regret losing that opportunity but I believe in a level of fate too so maybe that was not for me.

      I’ve known gay and bi guys who knew of people discharged simply for getting caught through actions or gossip or ratted out by others. People lived in great fear of that back then because of the stigma that came with being discharged and having that on your record (employers routinely asked on job applications about military discharges), though I also heard there were some more compassionate military leaders who at times looked the other way in certain cases.

      My brother was dishonorably discharged from the military for behavior and insubordination. Two such discharges in the same family would be scandalous, even by Jersey standards.

    236. Wes says:

      Bitter, Mikey was 100% in the tank for Dick the Misogynist Bastard Mourdock. He still thinks Mourdock was right to say God intends rapists to impregnate women.

      You tell me how he didn’t work to help Democrats win Senate seats.

    237. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes – I already told you. NYC never voted for Schumer. If NYC did not send money to Deadenders running for the Senate, he did not help elect Democrats. If he did not vote for Deadenders running for the Senate, he did not help elect Democrats. If he did not encourage others to donate to or vote for Deadenders, he did not help to elect Democrats.

      Posts at HHR only matter to those at HHR.

    238. Wes says:

      Sure, Bitter. Mikey never voted for Schumer. That’s a contention not actually in evidence given his proclivities for Deadenders and determination to see Mitch McConnell lose while never expressing a similar desire toward Schumer.

    239. DW says:

      Good news…Pelosi to run for re-election. Enables the GOP to use her mugshot to raise money and flip seats.

    240. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes – You said NYC voted repeatedly for Schumer. That is speculation. It is not evidence.

    241. DW says:

      Branch Covidian cult death panel strikes again:

      Boston Patient Removed From Heart-Transplant List Due to Lack of COVID Vax

    242. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Meanwhile, the U.S. Army is holding a major ground exercise in Germany. Allied Spirit 22 started on January 21 and is set to take place until early February.

      More than 5,000 troops from 15 nations (Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.) are participating. Should tensions with Russia escalate, these troops would be very close to the area of interest.”

    243. Tina says:

      Our President is out and about,

      He ordered choka chip ice cream and went to a boutique store in dc and held up a Kampala Harris mug.

      This, despite, the Muh Russian invasion and wag the dog.

    244. Tina says:

      Durham seems to be surrounding her Thighness. The jebots will soon returns.

      Hans Mahncke
      @HansMahncke
      · 49m
      “All this leads us to believe that Durham is focused on something more substantial than the false Alfa Bank allegations…consider the possibility that evidence of “Russian hacking” was placed by the DNC, Perkins Coie, et al. for Crowdstrike to conveniently “find.”” twitter.com/Techno_Fog/sta…

    245. NYCmike says:

      “That is speculation. It is not evidence.”

      -Call it what it is, Bitterlaw, it’s idiocy.

    246. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      250. General Patton used to eat choka chip ice cream prior to going into battle. Now Putin must be really worried.

    247. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      I get an E-mail from Donald Trump’s campaign seeking donations almost every day:

      “Save America President Donald J. Trump.
      Did you see my email?
      I’m giving YOU the chance to INCREASE your IMPACT from 700% to 800%.
      Please contribute ANY AMOUNT IMMEDIATELY and your gift will be INCREASED by 800%. >>

      Thank you,
      Donald J. Trump
      45th President of the United States”

    248. Cash Cow TM says:

      Why aren’t there more women of color mentioned and featured in U.S. history books from first settlement to say 1800?

    249. Cash Cow TM says:

      But seriously, was thinking today of George Soros and how I think he is one of the most evil people in the world today…

      What is his MOTIVATION to funding all sorts of harmful things to destroy America?

      Back in the early 2000s Soros bankrolled a lot of left wing state Sec. of States, today he is bankrolling left wind D.A.s all across the country, he funds all sorts of Left Wing wrongness with the ultimate goal of destroying America.

      Here is a link that identifies 200 leftist groups Soros funds.

      https://stoplcpscrt.com/2021/08/07/8-7-21-george-soros-funds-over-200-us-organizations-know-who-youre-voting-for-who-theyre-partnered-with-work-for-and-financed-by/

    250. NYCmike says:

      Moo.

      Soros is a self-loathing Jewish person. He foolishly thinks that law-and-order means fascism.

      Childhood trauma really f*cked him up!

    251. Cash Cow TM says:

      NYC,

      One of the goofy left wing thingies he funds is

      “Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS): Aiming to redistribute wealth by way of higher taxes imposed on those whose incomes are above average, COWS contends that “it is important that state government be able to harness fair contribution from all parts of including corporations and the wealthy.”
      ****************************************

      COWS!

      THIS COW IS DEEPLY OFFENDED!

      I want no part of this goofiness.

      Using COWD name in vain.

    252. Bitterlaw says:

      Cash Cow – I wish there was more time devoted to studying history in school. The only 2 black women I recall being mentioned in early American history were Tituba at the Salem Witch Trials and Sally Hemings. There were obviously others. As for black men, the highlight was Crispus Attucks. I completely oppose CRT and the 1619 Project. I see nothing wrong with adding in more stories of Americans of all types who shaped the US. Facts should not be used to assign blame to people living now.

    253. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason – I remembered that in 4th grade I was given a subscription to National Geographic. Therefore, I am an expert in geography, anthropology, and history.

    254. Bitterlaw says:

      Name 5 movies you think should be shown as part of history classes to generate interest and discussion:

      1776
      Glory
      Saving Private Ryan
      Schindler’s List
      Mississippi Burning

    255. Bitterlaw says:

      I am willing to take out Saving Private Ryan in exchange for either The Molly Maguires (19th century labor strife in PA) or Gangs of New York.

    256. Bitterlaw says:

      Uh oh. Tituba was not black. She was probably South American or from the Caribbean. So that leaves Sally Hemings.

    257. jason says:

      NYC never voted for Schumer”

      Facts not in evidence.

    258. jason says:

      Jason – I remembered that in 4th grade I was given a subscription to National Geographic. Therefore, I am an expert in geography, anthropology, and history.”

      I had a friend whose parents had a subscription to Life. I used to read it frequently

      Ergo…

    259. jason says:

      If he did not encourage others to donate to or vote for Deadenders, he did not help to elect Democrats.”

      So you think his thousands of posts supporting deadenders were not designed to encourage others to support deadenders?

      Okayyyy….

    260. NYCmike says:

      Ca$h Cow,

      According to jason and Wes, I have more sway over than Soros himself!

      Dang! Brooklyn-strong!

    261. NYCmike says:

      Forget the word “elections”……

    262. Bitterlaw says:

      266 No. I don’t know if HHR ever had more than 40 posters at a time. NYC’s posts changed no outcomes.

    263. NYCmike says:

      270 to win!

    264. jason says:

      Name 5 movies you think should be shown as part of history classes to generate interest and discussion:

      O Brother Where Art Thou
      Apocalypse Now
      The Longest Day
      Geronimo
      Bonnie and Clyde

    265. NYCmike says:

      Shut your sphincter, A-Hole!

    266. jason says:

      NYC’s posts changed no outcomes.’

      Facts not in evidence.

      Besides, all we know is he worked his ass off to elect deadenders so moonbats could win and elect Schumer majority leader.

    267. jason says:

      Bitter claims NYC is an abject failure?

      You know me, I don’t really like to argue.

    268. jason says:

      233

      What is it you think I lied about? Be precise if you will, pls.’

      My pleasure, I love these slow balls over the plate.

      “I didn’t serve ONLY because the govt never called on me to serve.’

      That is a lie because you could have volunteered. The reason you didn’t serve is that you chose not to. Which is fine with me, but don’t lie about it.

    269. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      262. Saving Private Ryan should be kept on the list for the Omaha Beach scene at the beginning of the movie.

    270. Bitterlaw says:

      Good point, SDC. I asked my uncle if he wanted to see it. He said, “No. Being there was enough for me.”

      Posting on a blog is working his ass off to elect deadenders? I obviously like HHR but I would not elevate it to the point of being able to change the result of elections.

    271. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      278. My father was at Normandy. He never talked about it, so don’t know where. He had pictures of Paris after they liberated it. His mother was still a Finnish national at the time he volunteered.

    272. jason says:

      ‘posting on a blog is working his ass off to elect deadenders? I obviously like HHR but I would not elevate it to the point of being able to change the result of elections.’

      zzzzzz…..goalpost moving alert.

      NYC endeavors tirelessly to support deadenders so that liberal Dems can get elected and Chuck Schumer can be voted as Majority Leader.

      That is a fact.

      If the new bar is that you can’t say that unless one person “changes the results of an election’ then we are going to have review a lot of your opinions too.

    273. jason says:

      Saving Private Ryan was a ridiculous movie that should be relegated to the “C” movie dustbin of history.

      The plot sucked, the acting sucked and just about everything about it screamed FAKE throughout. Three dead brothers so let’s send a few guys to ward off a whole German division so we can save the ‘fourth brother? Puhhhhleeeze…anyone really believe that “mission’ would happen in a real war in that manner?

      If you want to teach kids something show them a real movie like O Brother Where Art Thou.

    274. jason says:

      Tom Hanks was as convincing in that role as Mike Dukakis was riding around in a tank.

    275. Gordon Allen says:

      Great piece in WSJ by Holmes Jenkins” waiting for the last days of Putin”.

    276. Bitterlaw says:

      The beginning and ending of Saving Private Ryan are incredible. If you don’t have a tear in your eye when Ryan goes back to Normandy with his family, stands in front of Captain Miller’s grave and asks his wife if he has been a good man (because Miller told him to “earn this”), you have no soul.

    277. Bitterlaw says:

      NYC – please provide Jason with a list of Deadenders you donated to and/or voted for by the end of the day.

    278. DW says:

      A California judge has ruled that the USSR should have been the rightful winners of the gold medal in the 1980 Ice Hockey Olympic tournament. Members of the USA team have 48 hours to turn in their medals to the IOC.

    279. Gordon Allen says:

      Ras: 39-60. Minus 33!!!
      These are unbelievable numbers.

    280. DW says:

      289–and the two pieces of great news in addition to that is Pelosi has decided to run for re-election, and Biden has promised to campaign for vulnerable house Dems.

    281. Tina says:

      This is how the uni party thinks:

      Biden’s Deputy National Security Adviser Says Americans Should Care About Ukraine Because ‘Borders Should be Inviolate” — As Record 518,360 Illegals Invade US Border in First Fiscal Quarter of Year

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/

    282. SoHope says:

      Come on now… I know Tom Hanks’ politics suck but Saving Private Ryan is an amazing movie.

    283. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      This shows how pathetic Biden is. Begging OPEC to produce more oil and Qatar more natural gas, rather than increase U.S. production:

      “OPEC and its oil-producing partners have rebuffed President Joe Biden’s calls for increased production amidst rising fuel prices, retorting that if the United States believes the world’s economy needs more energy, then it has the capability to increase production itself.”

    284. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #271- jason: Here are my five(5) movies:
      Birth of a Nation(original)
      Gone With The Wind
      The Right Stuff
      Braveheart
      How The West Was Won

    285. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      2024 National General Election Poll:

      Trump 46% (+6)
      Biden 40%

      Trump 49% (+10)
      Harris 39%

      DeSantis 40% (+1)
      Harris 39%

      @Harvard@HarrisPoll
      1,815 RV ~ 1/19-1/20

    286. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      New Monmouth University Poll:

      NEW MONMOUTH POLL has Biden at 38/55 JA with Republicans leading the GCB by 8 Points, 51-43 (Both from RCP Website).
      https://www.monmouth.edu/polling-institute/reports/monmouthpoll_US_012622/

    287. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      2024 National Democratic Primary Poll, Without Biden:

      Harris 23%
      Clinton 17%
      Sanders 12%
      Buttigieg 7%
      Warren 7%
      Abrams 6%
      Ocasio-Cortez 6%
      Manchin 3%
      Klobuchar 2%

      @Harvard@HarrisPoll
      672 RV ~ 1/19-1/20

    288. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      2024 National Republican Primary Poll:

      Trump 57%
      DeSantis 12%
      Pence 11%
      Cruz 4%
      Rubio 3%
      Haley 2%
      Pompeo 2%
      T. Scott 1%

      @Harvard@HarrisPoll
      718 RV ~ 1/19-1/20

    289. DW says:

      296 – not to worry Democrats…you got Pelosi running for re-election to nationalize the congressional races, and then Biden will come to your competitive district to lead you to victory.

    290. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Should US troops defend Ukraine?

      Yes-31%
      No – 36%
      Not sure – 33%
      Rasmussen Poll

    291. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      SR (Scott Rasmussen) pol

      “If all NATO countries send troops to protect Ukraine, 55% of voters believe the United States should also send troops. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that just 21% disagree and 24% are not sure.

      However, just 33% believe the United States should go it alone while 32% are opposed.

      The survey, conducted just before President Biden’s press conference, found that 65% believed it likely that Russia would invade Ukraine.

      After being informed that Russia has warned against a future expansion of NATO, 46% believe NATO should invite Ukraine to join the alliance. Fifteen percent (15%) are opposed and 39% are not sure”

    292. DW says:

      300–excellent. Another issue to put out there before the voters for this fall’s congressional elections.

      Biden likely to nominate AOC or some other lunatic.

    293. Waingro says:

      BOOM.

      PPUSA
      @PollProjectUSA
      NEW:
      @MonmouthPoll

      2022 Generic Congressional Ballot
      Republicans 51% (+8)
      Democrats 43%

      735 RV | 1/20-1/24
      Sample: D26/I43/R31 (W)

      https://monmouth.edu/polling-institute/documents/monmouthpoll_us_012622.pdf/

    294. Tgca says:

      I agree with Jadon. Saving Private Ryan was a feel good movie for the masses but very unrealistic for the times in which it is depicted.

      Now if it was Saving Private Tranny in today’s environment, I think Milley and Company would move Heaven and Earth to complete such a mission, regardless of the risk to others…and a grand movie depicting it would be made and celebrated by Hollywood with numerous awards while failing at the box office.

      As for Tom Hanks – very overrated actor that many in Hollywood try to pass off as the next Jimmy Stewart and would like to see enter politics because they view him as a man of high character, compassion, and intellect and what a president should be. Hanks tends to overact and often play the same personality type routinely so I find his screen presence generally a bore.

      I still think it’s a travesty that Hanks got an academy award for Philadelphia, as much as Moonlight and The Shape of Water were travesties for winning best picture in 2016 and 2017, respectively – so-so politically cultural movie themes without the depth expected for academy award material.

    295. Gordon Allen says:

      Why should oil producers (Russia) produce more oil to lower oil prices to help the US?
      World gone mad

    296. NYCmike says:

      “NYC – please provide Jason with a list of Deadenders you donated to and/or voted for by the end of the day.”

      -Out of respect for a man of the law, here it is:

    297. NYCmike says:

      And here:

    298. jason says:

      you donated to and/or voted for by the end of the day.”

      Zzzzz….

      The goal post moving is monumental.

      Who said anything about voting? Since when was that a criteria for supporting a candidate?

    299. NYCmike says:

      Wes and jason’s continued use of the word “deadenders” to describe Republican candidates who defeat every other candidate in a primary, is a sign of their outsized egos, elitism, and arrogance towards other American citizens, similar to those in the Democratic Party. It is also a sign that their verbal support of the primary system is just that, a very shallow VERBAL support. They would much rather have the elites choose each candidate in a back room without input from the voters.

      As we have seen in the past, just like the primary system and nominating conventions, party leaders choosing the candidates for the general election is NOT a perfect system either.

    300. jason says:

      If you don’t have a tear in your eye when Ryan goes back to Normandy……’

      Does vomiting count for having a soul?

    301. Bitterlaw says:

      The allegation was that NYC worked his ass off to elect Democrats. He did not send donations to Deadenders or vote for Deadenders. How did he help to elect Democrats?

    302. NYCmike says:

      The only goalposts moving are the ones downwind from your bluster, or your arse…….oops, I repeat myself.

      Bitterlaw asked me a question, I answered it.

      Schumer is a political hack, and ALL posters on HHR who are able to think know that I never supported Chuckie in any way, shape or form.

    303. jason says:

      Come on now… I know Tom Hanks’ politics suck but Saving Private Ryan is an amazing movie.’

      I thought he was good in Greyhound.

      I thought he was as convincing as Dukakis riding in an Abrams tank in Saving Private Ryan.

      Maybe because I felt the whole movie concept was so unrealistic and such garbage it clouded my view of the acting.

      My criteria for good movies are those I would want to watch again. I had trouble getting through Saving Private Ryan once.

    304. Wes says:

      NYCmike says:
      January 26, 2022 at 2:42 pm
      Wes and jason’s continued use of the word “deadenders” to describe Republican candidates who defeat every other candidate in a primary, is a sign of their outsized egos, elitism, and arrogance towards other American citizens, similar to those in the Democratic Party. It is also a sign that their verbal support of the primary system is just that, a very shallow VERBAL support. They would much rather have the elites choose each candidate in a back room without input from the voters.

      As we have seen in the past, just like the primary system and nominating conventions, party leaders choosing the candidates for the general election is NOT a perfect system either.

      This is an outright lie told by Schumer’s biggest hack on here. Deadenders are not Republicans who beat their opponents in the primaries but the grifters Mikey supports who either are guaranteed-to-lose non-serious candidates or compromise the ability of actual serious candidates to win.

      Only a Schumer-supporting hack would pretend otherwise.

      That Mikey is furious at Jason and me for calling him out for supporting the string of losers whose general election opponents promptly voted for Schumer to be Senate Majority Leader should tell you everything you need to know about him, Bitter.

    305. Tina says:

      @Julio_Rosas11
      ·
      3h
      EXCLUSIVE: I was given audio of DHS Sec Mayorkas’ meeting with Border Patrol agents in the Yuma Sector today. It did not go well. One agent turned his back on Mayorkas.

      Mayorkas admitted the border is the worse it’s been in over 20 years, “if not ever.”

    306. Tina says:

      Quote Tweet

      Josh Caplan
      @joshdcaplan
      · 1h
      WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve signals plan to start raising rates as soon as March to combat persistently high inflation.

    307. Tina says:

      Xi Biden is grasping. First it was wag the dog, and now pushing the Justice out the door. All to distract.

      Shannon Bream
      @ShannonBream
      · 48m
      Multiple sources tell me Justice Breyer was not planning to announce his retirement today. They describe him as “upset” with how this has played out. We still await any official notice from his office and/or the #SCOTUS public information office.

    308. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      With all respect to Gov. DiSantis, the company that manufactures the antibody treatment supports its withdrawal for good reason:

      “The original REGEN-COV antibody cocktail has been administered to millions of people, and we are extremely proud of the critical role this medicine has played during the pandemic. However, it does not work against Omicron in lab tests, which tells us that unfortunately it is also not going to work in people infected with this variant. According to the CDC, over 99% of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. are now caused by the Omicron variant, and thus we believe the FDA’s decision to amend the Emergency Use Authorization was appropriate at this time.”

    309. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes – We just disagree. I do not equate “support” with HHR posts. I equate it with donations and voting. NYC does push Deadenders but that has no effect on the elections.

    310. Waingro says:

      #319, yeah, it’s time for Desantis to regroup on that one. Target another therapeutic and get that to the masses.

    311. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      318. Breyer is 84. Perhaps he should say to Biden: “Since we’re both old men, we should retire together.”

    312. Bitterlaw says:

      I wonder if Harris was offered the SCOTUS gig. It’s a lifetime appointment and she does not have to lose in 2024.

    313. Tina says:

      I think Desantis beef is with the supply rationing of the products

    314. NYCmike says:

      “That Mikey is furious……”

      -Another sign that Wes may be a Democrat…….obviously, just like a Democrat, he is comfortable with totally changing the meaning of words to suit whatever narrative he is currently pushing.

      I will note……that other past posters, like MD, Author, etc etc….you know, LOSERS, would also mistakenly use such silly words like “angry”, “mad”, and “furious” to describe written comments on an internet blog……quite sad to watch the disintegration of a man like Wes in real-time, but when you spin on a pole in a basement too many times, weird things happen.

    315. NYCmike says:

      Which Republicans would vote for Harris?

      Romney, Murk? Maybe Collins, although if someone else is the 51st vote, I could see her voting NO?
      Murk and Romney could use the excuse that she is just too limited intellectually to vote YES, but not sure they are tough enough to do that, and since they are also quite limited like Harris, they may not think it applicable.

    316. NYCmike says:

      ” NYC does push Deadenders but that has no effect on the elections.”

      -Small clarification: I support incumbents being primaried to make sure they remain loyal to the major principles and promises they made when they originally got elected.

    317. NYCmike says:

      Imagine getting “furious” over internet blog postings while a person like Biden is occupying the Oval Office….you would have to be really thin-skinned and arrogant to have such a reaction to comments.

    318. Tina says:

      GB News
      @GBNEWS
      ·
      1h
      ‘Trump was supposed to be Putin’s puppet… yet oddly enough in the last 13 years the only time Putin has not taken Ukrainian territory has been during the Trump’s presidency’

      Mark Steyn responds to your comments.

      Watch GB News: Freeview 236, Sky 515, Virgin 626.

    319. Wes says:

      NYCmike says:
      January 26, 2022 at 4:28 pm
      ” NYC does push Deadenders but that has no effect on the elections.”

      -Small clarification: I support incumbents being primaried to make sure they remain loyal to the major principles and promises they made when they originally got elected.

      This is yet another lie told by Schumer’s biggest fanboy on HHR.

      Let’s rewind to 2010. Mike Castle voted not once, not even twice, but three times against all incarnations of Obamacare. Mikey still backed grifting Deadender Christine O’Donnell. O’Donnell won the primary and turned the DEGOP into the biggest joke in the nation. The party still hasn’t recovered from that election, and Chris Coons has been a reliable Schumer lapdog for years. Don’t pretend you want Republicans to govern as conservatives when you’re going to support Deadenders to try to help Schumer get more votes in the Senate anyway, Mikey.

    320. Chicon says:

      I see Wes has continued his slide from political scientist to a close-minded windbag who no longer adds any value to this blog. Trump broke Wes.

    321. Wes says:

      I see Little Bitch still exists on this blog solely so she can nip at my heels.

      Pathetic.

    322. Meldrim says:

      For those speculating that President Biden may appoint Kamala Harris to SCOTUS, don’t devote too much time to how senators would vote, because it ain’t gonna happen. Not only is Harris six years older–and far dumber–than likely nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson (who served many years as a U.S. district judge and whom Biden appointed to the D.C. Circuit last year), having Harris leave the vice presidency would leave a vacancy in the office, and Biden no longer would be able to pass legislation or confirm nominees with 50 senators. True, Biden could nominate a new VP pursuant to Section 2 of the 25th Amendment, but that would require confirmation by both house of Congress, so he would need 218 votes in the House (i.e., not more than four Democrat House defections and *51* votes in the Senate (since there’s no VP to break a 50-50 tie). Basically, the GOP senators could block the VP nominee, which also would permit the GOP senators to block any and all legislation and nominees. There is no way that the Democrats would allow Biden to do something so suicidal to his presidency, particularly since it would have no upside whatsoever.

      Biden will nominate Ketanji Brown Jackson or some other black, female judge, and she likely will get confirmed–unless a Democrat senator from a state with a GOP governor were to pass away and McConnell becomes Majority Leader, that is, in which case all bets are off and Biden may need to nominate someone less liberal.

    323. Bitterlaw says:

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