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    Another Poll Has Walker Leading Warnock in GA

    We have a second poll this year to show the Herschel Walker has a small lead over Raphael Warnock in a bid for Republicans to regain a US Senate seat they lost in 2020 in Georgia. This poll comes from the University of Georgia.

    US SENATE – GEORGIA (UGA)
    Herschel Walker (R) 47%
    Raphael Warnock (D-inc) 44%

    Raphael Warnock (D-inc) 46%
    Gary Black (R) 41%

    GOVERNOR – GEORGIA (UGA)
    Brian Kemp (R-inc) 48%
    Stacey Abrams (D) 41%

    David Perdue (R) 47%
    Stacey Abrams (D) 43%

    This poll was done January 13-24 among 872 registered voters.

    Posted by Dave at 11:19 am
    Filed under: General | Comments (239)

    239 Responses to “Another Poll Has Walker Leading Warnock in GA”

    1. Tgca says:

      Uno Bebe! Uno!

    2. Tgca says:

      ATF seized firearms from an Amish farmer in Pennsylvania’s Leacock Township, in Lancaster County.

      I guess the Amish should be considered a “white supremacist” organization and put on the terrorist watch list along with parents speaking out at school boards.

      Looks like Lancaster County may be a stronghold for recruiting and training terrorists, using cows and dairy as a front for their insurrectionist planning.

      https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/01/28/report-atf-seizes-firearms-from-amish-dairy-farmer/

    3. Tina says:

      Recession.

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      Recession On Deck? BofA Slashes GDP Forecast, Sees “Significant Risk Of Negative Growth Quarter” https://zerohedge.com/markets/recession-deck-bofa-slashes-gdp-forecast-sees-significant-risk-negative-growth-quarter

    4. Gordon Allen says:

      Stagflation has been my guess for a long time.
      Much depends on the Fed,and I have no confidence in Powell.
      The Fed might overshoot,although Powell’s caution should be a help.
      We will see. A catastrophic rise in oil to $100 barrel would be a disaster

    5. Gordon Allen says:

      BTW Zelensky just said the Russian threat of invasion is exaggerated by Biden ,and that he told him so

    6. Tina says:

      The telephone call is a sheot show.

    7. Gordon Allen says:

      This was a Zelensky press conference today,where questions were asked about the phone call yesterday.
      What I can’t get is that every day the press reports more Russian troops arriving every day.
      Yet the last few days the reports are of 100,000 troops massing near the border. A Month ago the number was 175 000.Huh? They’re massing in reverse??
      Nobody can keep a force ” ready” for immediate use away from it bases and operating area indefinitely. Something has to happen soon,or the size and readiness of the Russian forces has been exaggerated until now.
      100,000 is not enough to confidently engage a Ukrainian Army larger than that,and certainly not overrun the country.
      Something doesn’t compute,unless our intelligence is even worse than I imagined.

    8. Tgca says:

      7 agreed Gordy!

      Our intelligence is even worse than you or I imagined.

      Why else would Americans vote for Biden?

      Americans are NOT intelligent!!! It’s that simple!

      You heard it from me here 1st. I’m coining a new phrase.

      It’s the intelligence stoopid!

    9. Tina says:

      Don’t worry.

      General Millie Vanilli will take care of everything.

    10. Tina says:

      InteractivePolls
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      Former Clinton adviser and pollster Mark Penn (
      @HarrisPoll
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      ‘I’ve rarely seen polling this bad’: New poll points to Democrats losing big in the midterms’

      ‘If these trends continue, the Democrats will suffer a huge Electoral defeat in 2022’

    11. jason says:

      I am glad Neville Allen is not worried about 100k Russian troops.

    12. Tgca says:

      I think I can solve this puzzle on Wheel of Fortune. Can you?

      https://citizenfreepress.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/trump-won-sajak.jpeg

    13. Tina says:

      The fed has to jack up rates.

      Not good with energy prices so dang high.

      Peter Schiff: “I think inflation is ultimately going to push the economy into a recession as consumers are forced to spend more and more of what they have on food and energy and insurance and just the basics.”

    14. Gordon Allen says:

      100,000 would be a normal exercise number within Russia’s border. Finland wouldn’t be concerned.
      If that’s the real number this is a phony crises. The Ukrainian President seems to be saying that.
      Do you know differently?

    15. DW says:

      Just spent #280 on eyeglasses that used to cost $120…inflation much?

    16. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Will congratulate Putin; have been impressed how NATO has become active again after being dormant:

      “Barely two years after French President Emmanuel Macron declared it “brain-dead,” NATO has been resurrected by Russia’s threats over Ukraine, leaving the rusty but trusty United States-led defense alliance the only game in town for European security.

      How that serves Moscow’s decades-old strategic goal of pushing the U.S. out of Europe to better dominate the Continent, only Russian President Vladimir Putin knows. But to those of us not privy to his endgame, it seems counterintuitive.”

    17. Tina says:

      Dw, Putzaki says you still have 7 cents in savings from the Fourth of July.

    18. Gordon Allen says:

      SDC. Nothing makes sense here.
      The number of Russian troops is inadequate for a really significant move ( if they’re accurate). Putin must know that.
      Something doesn’t match the purported facts on the ground.
      Zelensky all but said that today.
      A quesy feeling,but who knows the reality? Not believing everything the media reports is a start. Or what Putin or Biden say.

    19. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      18. My hunch would be everyone is posturing and sabre rattling now. Zelensky is coming across as conciliatory, and maybe this is the beginning of a process in which the Ukraine and Russia work out a deal

      The Ukraine may be willing to recognize the Crimea as part of Russia and reach some accord on the Donbass. Putin could resolve the natural gas pipeline dispute and formally recognize Ukraine independence. Both sides could agree NATO membership is off the table for now.

      Oh, and Hunter Biden gets sent to a Gulag as a “corruptionist”.

    20. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      18. I would guess that with the disgraceful withdraw from Afghanistan, Biden’s clear mental incapacity, and the domestic discord in the United States, Putin decided this was his opportunity to change the status quo in the Ukraine and Eastern Europe. His actions lacked finesse, and resulted in a major backlash.

      Now even Azerbaijan, which was former part of the Soviet Union, is offering to sell gas to Europe in place of Russian gas. Russia stands to lose tens of billions of dollars if the NordStream pipeline remains closed.

    21. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      European green hypocrisy strikes again…but it’s a secret:

      “In October 2020, the French government blocked a $7 billion deal between Engie, a partially state-owned French energy enterprise, and NextDecade, a U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) company, because the gas was too dirty. But recently, it was revealed that a new, 11-year deal was quietly signed for that same fuel last June—this time between Engie and Cheniere Energy, a different U.S. LNG company.

      Most of the details of the new deal came from a recently unsealed letter by the U.S. Energy Department, in which Cheniere asks for “confidential treatment” of the purchase”

    22. jason says:

      Both sides could agree NATO membership is off the table for now.”

      That would be really, really, dumb.

    23. SoHope says:

      My prediction is that Russia will not invade and has decided it will not invade for quite a while now. Joe Biden is trying to make everyone believe the invasion still on the table and that when it doesn’t happen that he is the savior of Europe for making Putin blink first.

    24. SoHope says:

      Any concessions on joining NATO need to be made only by Ukraine, be for a limited time, and contingent on Russia leaving them alone, maybe acknowledging Russian Crimea, and Ukraine reabsorbing the Donbass region.

    25. Phil says:

      Some real problems killing this country right now. Inflation, immigration, crime, education…….Ukraine is way down my list.

    26. jason says:

      Any concessions on joining NATO need to be made only by Ukraine, be for a limited time, and contingent on Russia leaving them alone, maybe acknowledging Russian Crimea, and Ukraine reabsorbing the Donbass region.”

      The Ukraine would be committing suicide if they agree not to seek NATO membership. The Russians are the aggressors here, why reward them, I would give Putin NOTHING.

      Also the international community cannot allow Russia to decide what sovereign nations should join NATO. Once you do that once, you cede all leverage to Putin.

    27. jason says:

      Also, despite what Neville Allen learned while playing Call of Duty and reading magazines, 100k troops on the Ukranian border is a significant commitment of ground forces.

      The Russians have about 1 million active duty personnel, but that is all branches. Russia is a huge country, only slightly less than the US and Canada combined so they have military assets spread throughout vast distances. From eastern Russia to the Ukrainian border is over 4000 miles.

      A force of 100k well trained ground troops adequately resupplied and supported by air power is not “insignificant”.

    28. Phil says:

      We keep being told how important the Ukrainian border is. Fine. Where are the sanctions then ? We’re going to wait until Putin crosses the border to impose anything? What good are they after the fact? Does Putin really believe that biting sanctions will then be imposed? Oil and gas sanctions which would really bite will simply drive higher gas prices that are already high. I doubt Putin thinks Biden has those kinds of stones.

    29. Cash Cow TM says:

      We are safely ensconced at the motel near PA/NY border. Walt having turbo charger issues. Plan is to limp ahead tomorrow morning and get it looked at in NH. Nothing opened here to look at it. Only issue is some loss of power on long hills. Still snowing some here with about 3 inches on ground.

    30. Tina says:

      Justine Truedope has left Ottawa for a secret location,

    31. Tina says:

      Ukraine border before our border, Phil.

      And amnesty

      GOP-e/ Chinese Chamber of Commerce

    32. Phil says:

      Yeah. Ukraine border before our own.

      Pisses me off.

    33. Gordon Allen says:

      I have no idea what Call of Duty magazine is.
      Is that your favorite girlie magazine Jason??
      You made my point,but are too stupid to realize it.But thank you anyway.
      At a standing military of 1,00,000 men, and an Army of around 400,000, for a country that size, with the length of it’s borders, Russia today is NOT strong conventionally. Stalin would be rolling in his grave.
      Which is why they prioritize their nuclear forces, which are all that makes them a Great Power. And are in fact really formidable.
      100,000 is absurdly small to contemplate a large scale scale invasion of a country the size of Ukraine, which alone has an Army w Reserves much larger than that.
      Other than Joe Biden, you’re the only one promoting the Russia conquering Ukraine meme.
      What company you keep;you, Joe Biden, and Jen Psaki.or are you even aware of that
      Stick with your girlie magazines.
      Meanwhile, I’ll be accepting my invitation to the Mitchell Institute( for Billy Mitchell)forum on Tuesday on “Nuclear Deterrence and Missile Defense Forum: Modernizing the US Nuclear Triad.”
      You do know what the Triad is….right( they’re not a street gang in case you’re wondering)

    34. Tina says:

      Thus is a Cn and n war reporter. She is a serial hoaxer.

      Natasha Bertrand
      @NatashaBertrand
      · 42m
      Confirming @Reuters: The US has seen indications that Russia has positioned supplies of blood near Ukraine’s borders, according to a senior US defense official. Ukraine denies. WH official says Ukraine is “downplaying” the threat. with @OrenCNN @mchancecnn https://cnn.com/2022/01/29/politics/us-official-russia-ukraine-blood-supplies/index.h

    35. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “A new national telephone and online survey by Rasmussen Reports finds that 55% of Likely U.S. voters believe Democrats in Congress are too liberal on most issues. Sixteen percent (16%) think congressional Democrats are too moderate, while 20% think their policies are about right.”

    36. Bitterlaw says:

      Russia does not need to occupy Ukraine. It needs to kill enough Ukrainians and destroy enough to make Ukraine day, “Well. That sucked. What do you want so you don’t do it again.”

      Call of Duty is a series of video games. Ask your grandchildren.

    37. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason – GFY. Gordon was invited to ATTEND a forum. Of course, he was not invited to speak at the forum but I guess a person who never served in the military can only expect so much for the $75 annual fee.

    38. Tgca says:

      I think it’s time to leave Florida!!!

      I can’t take this!

      It’s a frigid 45 degrees at midnight and tomorrow it’s only expected to get to a high of 63. It was like 64 today and windy.

      I nearly froze to death tending to my plants in the yard for 2 hours and had to put on a flannel shirt to keep from getting pneumonia in these inhuman conditions.

      I did not care if the flannel shirt did not match my gym shorts because who is going to be out in this drastic weather to see me anyways.

      This is crazy! Weather forecast says it’ll get up to a bearable low 70s on Monday and Tuesday.

    39. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The Ukrainians have been fighting Russian “mercenaries” in the Donbass since 2014. There have been an estimated 14,000 casualties. The Ukrainians have successfully been able to hold their current position for many years. Their not pushovers, and a significant amount of their military has had combat experience.

      The Ukraine is a huge country with 40 million people. If there is heavy resistance, to claim that 100,000 Russian troops can easily occupy it is stretching things.

      Have read that apparently last year Russia also had military manuevers in areas near the Ukraine. The Ukrainians now appear less worried about an invasion than the Biden administration.

      Have to say, am beginning to agree some with Gordon — a lot of this does not make sense. And I say this as someone who strongly supports providing military aid to the Ukraine to defend against Russian aggression.

    40. Tgca says:

      WTF!!!

      I got up early and it was 41 degrees. 41!!! You believe that chit! 41 in south Floreedah! Up to 47 now. We should break 50 within an hour and 60 by 2PM, according to forecasts.

      This is total BS! I totally cranked up the heat that I’ve never used before and the house smells from it.

      I can’t believe this happened? Where the f*ck is DeSantis? He should have been better prepared for this. Dude! This is an election year and people are watching. HELLO!!!

      The streets are bare here. I’ve not seen one one old gay man walking by in their iridescent shorts and matching tank top walking their teacup pooch. There should have been at least 15 such sightings by 9AM.

      That’s how bad it is here folks! Not even the gay men are out and about being seen.

    41. jason says:

      14 degrees here.

      GFY.

    42. jason says:

      Jason – GFY. Gordon was invited to ATTEND a forum. Of course, he was not invited to speak at the forum but I guess a person who never served in the military can only expect so much for the $75 annual fee.”

      Look, if he had invested $150 maybe he would have learned that Call of Duty is a video game.

    43. jason says:

      Other than Joe Biden, you’re the only one promoting the Russia conquering Ukraine meme.”

      Hey Bitter, fork over them points.

    44. jason says:

      Meanwhile, I’ll be accepting my invitation to the Mitchell Institute”

      Damm, that is almost as important and relevant as my invitation to the PA Llama and Alpaca Association meeting.

      Almost.

    45. Tgca says:

      41

      Good
      For
      You

      …too Jadon.

    46. Tina says:

      The socialist son involved in Drat money machine – shocker. /s

      Byron York
      @ByronYork
      · 2h
      New NYT analysis shows former Weekly Standard founder/editor Bill Kristol has become deeply involved in the Democratic money machine. His group, Defending Democracy Together, spent nearly $40 million on behalf of Democrats in last cycle. https://nytimes.com/2022/01/29/us/politics/democrats-dark-money-donors.html#darkmoney-methodology

    47. Wobbles says:

      I sent him money.’

      I thought it was used to defeat Rs, nobody told me it would help Dems.

    48. Tina says:

      Same old swamp.

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      Jewish Patriot
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      Lindsey Graham backs Biden’s pledge to automatically pick a black woman, says it will “make the court look more like America”

    49. Bitterlaw says:

      Biden is going to pick a flaming liberal for SCOTUS. Who cares if it is a black woman. There is nothing to be gained by protesting a black woman. Don’t get distracted from the main mid-term issue – Biden sucks.

    50. NYCmike says:

      The color of the person means nothing. Republicans have no need to mention it at all.

      The person should have EVERY single judgment ever made be put on display for EVERY AMERICAN VOTER to see, that is what Republicans should publicize and argue against.

    51. NYCmike says:

      “Have to say, am beginning to agree some with Gordon — a lot of this does not make sense. And I say this as someone who strongly supports providing military aid to the Ukraine to defend against Russian aggression.”

      -Imagine that! Being presented with new facts makes a person re-think his opinion and preferred policy.

      You will NEVER BE AN A-HOLE!

    52. Tgca says:

      50

      If they really want to make SCOTUS better reflect the US race demographics, then nominate a Latina woman, then we will have it very close to the US given a 9 group population.

      2 Latinos – 22% of SCOTUS compared to 19% of US population

      1 AA – 11% of SCOTUS compared to 12% of US population

      6 whites – 66% of SCOTUS compared to 58% of US population

      Also, appointing a Latina woman would balance the court by the two MAIN genders as close as possible in a 9 group population.

      Women – 44% of SCOTUS compared to 51% of US population

      Men – 56% of SCOTUS compared to 49% of US population

    53. Tina says:

      It’s the same old gop.

      Retreat, surrenders and enable.

      Mitchie and Crew are scared of a President with 31 percent approval.

    54. Tgca says:

      55

      I’m not so sure it’s fear. More like they so desperately want to belong. Going to all the cocktail parties seems to mean a lot to certain GOPers.

    55. jason says:

      Imagine that! Being presented with new facts makes a person re-think his opinion and preferred policy.”

      LOL

      Mr. Deadender 100% litmus tester who never changed his mind about anything no matter what the facts are is excited he found someone that said they might have changed their mind to agree with him on one issue.

      Of course, anyone who changes his mind and DOESN’T agree with NYC is immediately called a RINO communist, so obviously it doesn’t work both ways

      I love it here.

    56. jason says:

      There is nothing to be gained by protesting a black woman.”

      Why?

      What a load of horsecrap. There is a lot to be gained.

      SCOTUS already reflects the racial composition of the US, if that is so important.

    57. jason says:

      Maybe Bitter is ok with the leftwing narrative that Thomas is not really black, but I am not.

    58. jason says:

      If there is heavy resistance, to claim that 100,000 Russian troops can easily occupy it is stretching things.”

      Nobody said it was enough to occupy all of the Ukraine.

      But it might be enough to occupy part of it and hold it.

      That is why Biden needs to draw the line in the sand, not one inch of the Ukraine.

    59. Tgca says:

      58

      SCOTUS may represent the racial composition but obviously not the TRUE gender composition of the US.

      We need a tranny jurist on the highest court in the land! The time is right! The time is NOW!

    60. Tina says:

      Oh you can see it, the gop-e is in an uproar with trump stating that he would pardon the J6ers, if warranted.

      Maybe the gop e can explain why the horn guy (mental issues) gets 4 years, while the corrupt fib officer who lied and doctored fisa warrants gets no time.

    61. jason says:

      “Then Biden said he would consider only a black woman candidate to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, without reviewing all the possible candidates. That got a very negative reaction in the poll, with just 23 percent being supportive of it and 76 percent wanting him to consider all possible nominees.”

      I guess Bitter is a proud member of the 23% who think “there is nothing to be gained in opposing a black woman”.

    62. jason says:

      I think maybe Graham is playing a clever game here.

      If Biden picks a SCOTUS candidate “endorsed” by Graham, the moonbats will go nuts.

      He is pretty much forcing Biden to pick the most radical candidate in the hope her nomination will fail.

      It is a gamble, because if Biden picks Childs, Graham will have to vote for her.

    63. jason says:

      The scope seems impressive.

      Let’s see if something comes out of it.

      https://technofog.substack.com/p/has-peter-strzok-testified-before

    64. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden Job Approval:
      Approve 39%
      Disapprove 53%

      Donald Trump Favorable Rating:
      Favorable 47%
      Unfavorable 44%

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

    65. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden Job Approval

      Among adults (794):
      Approve 39%
      Disapprove 54%

      Among registered voters (735):
      Approve 38%
      Disapprove 55%

      @MonmouthPoll 1/20-24

    66. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Ironically, Rasmussen is now one of Biden’s better polls — but his numbers are still dismal:

      Biden Job Approval:
      Approve 41%
      Disapprove 57%

    67. jason says:

      Ironically, Rasmussen is now one of Biden’s better polls ”

      Be careful…

      Neville Allen moron will call Dave a rabid communist and call for ‘not bona-fide Rasmussen polls to be banned.

    68. Tina says:

      But the Jebot had issues with Rasmussen.

    69. Tina says:

      Jebot alao goes by the name amoral scumbag (h/t Jason)

    70. Tgca says:

      I’m not so sure the gay senator from South Carolina is playing a clever game as much as he is just picking battles he thinks he can win vs. not.

      Me thinks he accepts that either way, Biden will get his SCOTUS justice and not much he can do since it won’t change the balance of the court anyways, all while pandering to not come across as a racist from the south opposing an AA female nominee.

    71. Cash Cow TM says:

      To those who were betting Walt would not make it to NH…pay up.
      Walt arrived in Dover NH about 6 this evening.

    72. jason says:

      Graham is gay?

      who knew/

    73. jason says:

      Bengals vs. Rams SB? Zzzzzzzz….

      My son says the Chiefs are not going to the SB because of some boneheaded play calling by Andy Reid at the end of the first half.

      Too lazy to watch it but Bitter can give us Andy Reid’s side as he usually does.

    74. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Putin is the pusher, and the Europeans are his junkies. Can see why Biden is frustrated with the Europeans; they are actually dumber than he is — and Biden can blame advanced age.

      “U.S. officials tried to persuade Europe for years to buy American natural gas as a bulwark against Russia, with the Trump administration dubbing it “molecules of freedom.” But most countries stuck with the cheaper Russian supplies, with some expressing environmental concern about the fruits of U.S. fracking.

      Now, as Europe confronts the possibility of a serious supply squeeze amid Russian hostilities toward Ukraine, the U.S. is trying to help Europe secure emergency gas supplies. But there is only so much the Biden administration…”

    75. Bitterlaw says:

      In Rec Basketball, if your 2 best players can’t make a game, your 2 worst players will make the game. You are doomed from tip-off.

    76. jason says:

      Damm, the Europeans are dumber than Biden?

      That hurts.

    77. Tina says:

      Disclose.tv
      @disclosetv
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      JUST IN – Japan’s Kowa in partnership with Kitasato University at Tokyo Medical University says ivermectin is effective against Omicron in phase III trial.

    78. DW says:

      “Isolated island in Pacific Ocean experiences first COVID-19 cases of the pandemic after arrival of fully vaccinated, triple-tested missionaries who were in quarantine”

      More evidence of the foolishness of all this. The spread of the virus cannot be stopped.

    79. Phil says:

      New Democratic congressional map

      22 D. 4 R

      One party plays to win.

    80. Phil says:

      That was NY.

      Democrats laughing at GOP maps in Missouri and Florida.

    81. DW says:

      And whenever the GOP attempts to gerrymander, the left howls and cries about the unfairness, and the media agrees. When the Dems do it, silence. Crickets.

    82. Phil says:

      The “fighting” GOP

      LOL

    83. Dylan says:

      84–There will for sure be a lawsuit, but you are right-_Dems play to win and republicans are afraid of their shadow. If they win full control in 2024, a BIG A** IF, expect as much flacidity as we got with Paul Ryan as speaker.

      22-4 . . . .sheesh.

    84. DW says:

      with a 22-4 NY map, what did they have? A district the captures a portion of Manhatten that extends all the way to the Buffalo suburbs?

    85. Phil says:

      19-8 currently.

    86. Tgca says:

      This made me cry. So sweet. *sniffles*

      Gay penguins become foster parents

      My gut feeling, being that we now know 20% of humans are LGBTQ2SIA+ after a published study last year, that there are probably a lot more gay animals than believed in the wild but due to the toxic masculinity that still runs rampant in the animal kingdom with no civil right protections, gay animals are afraid to come out and be themselves at the risk of being shunned by their communities.

      https://www.rt.com/news/547821-gay-penguins-foster-parents/

    87. Tgca says:

      This made me sad. *sigh*

      Grindr, the gay equivalent of Christian Mingles app, where our very own Michael was corrupted, is being used by some to deal drugs in the gay community.

      Drugs in the gay community? What is this world coming to? This is shocking to me to find out that now gays are doing drugs too.

      What’s next? Dishonest politicians? *double sigh*


      Undercover Florida cops use gay DATING APPS Grindr and Scruff to bust 68 ‘drug dealers’:

      Six-month-long sting ‘Swipe Left for Meth’ tracked tracked down cocaine, LSD, fentanyl dealers

      The Polk County Sheriff’s Department has arrested 68 drug dealers who used gay dating apps Grindr, Scruff and Taimi to meet their clients

      For six months, undercover detectives talked to the dealers with fake profiles

      ‘It was a shock to us that they were openly advertising,’ said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd at a press conference on Thursday

      Judd said that dealers were using codewords like ‘Tina,’ the ice cream emoji and the birthday cake emoji to advertise their sales

      They seized around 280 grams of meth, 3 grams of cocaine, 130 pills of MDMA, 1.5 grams of Fentanyl/heroin and one gram of LSD

      Many of those arrested had rap sheets – one man had 32 prior felonies

      One of the dealers had 13 guests arrested for drug-related charges when police raided his home, and another had 14 guns seized

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10456111/Florida-cops-used-popular-gay-dating-apps-undercover-drug-probe-led-arrest-68-people.html

    88. Tom says:

      Tgca – sure seems like an underwhelming quantity of drugs.

    89. NYCmike says:

      https://twitter.com/TPostMillennial/status/1487833095940161536

      -Yup, just like those icky Tea Party radicals, the supporters of the Freedom Convoy…….wait for it, so disgusting………they pick up garbage and clean up after themselves!

      Deplorable!

    90. Tgca says:

      90. Tim

      This was just in one county in Floreedah, where it’s largest city has only about 100,000 folks. I suspect if this was done in other larger Floreedah counties like Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach, where populations exceed 1 to 2 million each, you’d see a lot more drugs.

      South Floreedah is the rehab capital of the world for a good reason.

      I guess these small town sheriffs are not so busy these days now that BLM and Antifa are no longer rioting…sorry…I mean peacefully protesting, that they’re cruising Grindr to keep us all safe from gay drug lords.

    91. Tina says:

      Don’t worry, Biden’s Beotch and Goober will attack the racist truck drivers.

    92. Tina says:

      Paging Biden’s Beotch and Luntz tenant

      Chip Roy
      @chiproytx
      ·
      13m
      In 18 days (2/18) the federal govt funding resolution expires. It currently funds enforcement of vax mandates against our military, health professionals, federal contractors, & more. Simple question: Will your Congressman or Senator vote to fund those mandates? #DefundVaxMandates

    93. DW says:

      There is dumb, then there is…

      “Whoopi Goldberg Says the Holocaust Wasn’t About Race”

    94. jason says:

      It is worse…

      Whoopi says in the second video about the Holocaust: “Well, this is white people doing it to white people. So, this is y’all go fight amongst yourselves.”

    95. jason says:

      I am sure Bitter will watch Rachel Madcow’s movie and can give a report.

      It’s ok Bitter, you can say your wife made you watch it like Brokeback Mountain.

    96. Tgca says:

      OUCH!!!

      Biden to call this a fake poll by Rasmussen and National Pulse and say they’re stoopid SOBs while Twitter and Facebook will label it misinformation.

      The poll of likely voters shows 50% support a Biden impeachment, including 50% of AA and 34% of Dems. 45% oppose a Biden impeachment.

      36% of these same respondents believe impeaching Trump was a good thing and 47% thought it was a bad thing, with only 56% of Dems and 42% of AA believing it was a good thing to impeach Trump which means overall more support impeaching Biden than Trump. Hmmm…

      My! How things have changed in a year.

      This may be an outlier though since I find it hard to believe 34% of Dems wish to impeach Biden but who knows for sure.

      https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/01/31/nolte-fifty-per-cent-support-impeaching-joe-biden/

    97. Tgca says:

      96

      Technically, maybe…just maybe Whoopi has a minor point here since most people targeted in WW2 by Germans were also Caucasian. Maybe it’s better to say folks were targeted for their ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and everything else not German…and Aryan superiority was the goal, which is a form of racism in itself. I’m sure if AA and other races were substantially represented in German territories, they would have also been targeted during WW2 as part of the Holocaust.

      However, I doubt Whoopi is intelligent enough to make such a nuanced argument between race and bigotry. After all, this is the person that stated she was hoping Dr. Jill Biden would become surgeon general because she was an “amazing doctor.”

    98. jason says:

      Whoopi says in the second video about the Holocaust: “Well, this is white people doing it to white people. So, this is y’all go fight amongst yourselves.”

      You missed the point. She is saying if its white people killing white people what is the problem?

    99. Tina says:

      They should rename the View to:

      The Dunces

    100. Tina says:

      She put Justine Truedope in his place.

      Election Wizard
      @ElectionWiz
      · 2h
      Conservatives Deputy Leader to Liberals: “So I again will ask the Prime Minster, who may I remind the House wore blackface on more times than he can remember, apologize the peace-loving, patriotic Canadians who are outside right now just asking to be heard?” ??

      https://mobile.twitter.com/ElectionWiz/status/1488258559896956929?cxt=HHwWgsC9yc3RracpAAAA

    101. Tgca says:

      101

      I did not see the video. I could not imagine I would watch anything on current events Whoopi might comment upon unless I came across it accidentally or I was seeking amusement.

      I was commenting on DW’s statement in 96 about race (see italicized below). If she further insinuated or opined white on white violence and extermination is not a big deal, that is further insight into her ignorance. However, to be fair, many whites of yesteryear felt blacks killing one another was not a problem either but that’s another story.

      “Whoopi Goldberg Says the Holocaust Wasn’t About Race”

    102. jason says:

      However, to be fair, many whites of yesteryear felt blacks killing one another was not a problem either”

      Zzzzzz…fake equivalency.

      “Blacks killing one another” and the Holocaust with the genocide of 6 million Jews are not the same thing.

    103. jason says:

      Personally, I don’t know of any white person who was not appalled at a real instance of black on black genocide which occurred in Rwanda when between 500k and 800k Tutsis were murdered by the Hutus in 1994.

    104. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “President Joe Biden said on Monday that he intended to designate Qatar as a “major non-NATO ally,” during a meeting with the country’s head of state, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, at the White House.

      “I am notifying Congress that I will designate Qatar as a major non-NATO ally to reflect the importance of our relationship,” Biden said. “I think it’s long overdue.””

      Biden making a country a non-NATO ally probably means he will say good-bye before he cuts and runs.

      Seriously though, we already have military bases in Qatar. They are already our allies? What is the point?

    105. Bitterlaw says:

      As a coach who has lost games by more than 30 points, tonight was the worst kind of loss. My girls lost by 2. They had the ball with 12 seconds to go and just made a terrible pass. If anybody wants to discuss the game, I will be thinking about it at 3:00 am.

    106. Tgca says:

      105

      I disagree that it’s a fake equivalency.

      Try telling that to AA. I’ve heard AA numerous times argue this point, including two of my close AA friends, one from college and one from CA in the early 90s. Both were very passionate in their belief that people were horrified by extermination of Jews in WW2 and attacks on Jews in the late 20th century but could care less about the equivalent “Holocaust” perpetuated on AA through a 100+ years of slavery or violent deaths of AA in the inner city in 20th century.

      The same with gays. Many people rejoiced and celebrated the suffering and death of gays from AIDS during the 80s and early 90s, mainly religious conservatives. Most people were not horrified by it because they did not see it as “their” problem either.

      The same with Rwanda. Most westerners cared little about it and most could not even tell you much about it, yet alone explain what started those horrible crimes against humanity. Ask the average person today about Rwanda and watch the bewildered look you get as they struggle to recall what it was about.

      My point was that regardless of numbers of deaths or time when these injustices occurred, people will often justify their view based on their personal relationship to the injustices.

      So though I disagree with Whoopi and her ignorance on the matter, I suspect she feels a lot more impacted by the history of slavery than the Holocaust just like most Jews probably feel more impacted by the Holocaust then AA slavery or Rwanda.

    107. jason says:

      Tgca is back with stories about his imaginary “friends” that somehow support his fantasies. We heard all this BS before with his imaginary friends that thought Romney was a racist.

      Yes, comparing “blacks killing one another” and the Holocaust is not only a fake equivalency, it is shameful.

      GFY.

    108. jason says:

      Football and basketball are a game of inches. Golf too, some poor bastards have lost majors by missing 2 ft putts.

    109. Tgca says:

      110

      You can resort to personal attacks because I don’t agree with you.

      I may not agree with others views on this matter, including Whoopi, but I accept they may have a perception that they feel is valid, and it may be from their viewpoint.

      Perception is reality to most, especially in cultural discussions just like conservatives have a perception the MSM and Big Tech have it out for them.

      You are no more going to convince most AA that the Holocaust was worse then slavery and the impacts on it to AA to this very day than you’re going to convince liberals and conservatives they should agree on most issues. Millions died under slavery and never knew freedom and the ramifications of it live on until today and impacted tens of millions of AA over the years. It is doubtful we would have the poverty and crime in the AA community had they not been subject to slavery and instead given the same opportunities as others that came to America.

      You may not be able to understand that but I can see how AA can see it, and I’ve known AA that felt that way whether you believe me or not.

      The same with gays. The vile hatred that spewed from conservatives in those years of AIDS can never be justified other than pure bigotry and hypocritical un-Christian behavior that conservatives should be ashamed of and have never made the proper amends for, hence, the reason most gays detest what conservatism stands for even though they may have common economic interests with conservatives.

    110. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden Job Approval:
      Approve 46%
      Disapprove 44%
      @TheWinstonGroup/
      @WinningTheIssue
      1,000 RV, 1/2-4

      This was how the poll respondents voted in 2020:
      Biden 50%
      Trump 41%

    111. Tgca says:

      Now to be fair I think this is preposterous as well.

      Actor Ben Whishaw Wanted More Gay Scenes in ‘No Time to Die’: ‘That was Unsatisfying’

      I’m tired of folks expecting that we have quotas in film. I get it’s his perception that there is not enough focus on gay culture in film but I don’t see why it needs to be “more” represented in a Bond film. Gay representation in TV and film is rather ubiquitous these days.

      I saw the new Bond movie and thought it the worst in the Daniel Craig series, who to my surprise turned out to be an excellent Bond, the best of the Bonds in my view only because I think the very early Bonds were cheesy and unrealistic for a real spy but I understand the times those movies were made in were not meant for these spies to be as serious as they are today.

      https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2022/01/31/actor-ben-whishaw-wanted-more-gay-scenes-in-no-time-to-die-that-was-unsatisfying/

    112. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      113. Given the respondents to the poll below voted 50% for Biden, this is not a good sign for the Democrats.

      2022 Generic Congressional Ballot Poll:

      Republicans 46% (+2)
      Democrats 44%

      @TheWinstonGroup/
      @WinningTheIssue

    113. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      I know he is not entirely mentally there, but even so knowing that 50% of the voters think you should be impeached should indicate to Biden that perhaps he should pass on running for a 2nd term.

      “Some Republicans in Congress have
      endorsed articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden, citing his immigration policy and his failure in Afghanistan, among other reasons. Do you support or oppose impeaching President Biden?

      Support 50%
      Oppose 45%

      @Rasmussen_Poll”

    114. jason says:

      he vile hatred that spewed from conservatives in those years of AIDS can never be justified other than pure bigotry ”

      More fake equivalency BS.

      “Hatred” towards gays is never justified, but it is also not the Holocaust. The comparison is stupid and disgusting.

      They should put you on The View so you can be yes man to Whoopi.

    115. jason says:

      just like conservatives have a perception the MSM and Big Tech have it out for them. ”

      zzzzz…

      You are a moron if you think anti-conservative bias by the MSM and Big Tech is a “perception”.

    116. jason says:

      Biden that perhaps he should pass on running for a 2nd term.”

      He is not running for a second term.

    117. jason says:

      Miss USA 2019 jumped off a 60 story building in Manhattan. Sad.

    118. jason says:

      You can resort to personal attacks because I don’t agree with you.”

      I certainly will.

      Your false equivalencies regarding the Holocaust deserve a lot of personal attacks.

    119. jason says:

      Whoopi apologized…now waiting for Tgca to apologize for agreeing she had a “minor point”.

      https://twitter.com/WhoopiGoldberg/status/1488320164517101574/photo/1

    120. jason says:

      “Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) is leading when matched against a generic Republican candidate in his reelection bid, according to a new poll.

      The Arizona Public Opinion Pulse survey, conducted by OH Predictive Insights, found that 42 percent of registered voters would support Kelly if the Senate election were held on the day they answered the poll, while 38 percent said they would support an unnamed Republican candidate. Nineteen percent of those polled said they remain unsure.”

      I wouldn’t be too excited as a incumbent with 42-38 against a generic R.

    121. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Tina
      This potential story is for you. My bet is that the NY Times exonerates Mr. Hunter Biden.

      https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2022/02/01/report-the-new-york-times-is-investigating-hunter-bidens-business-deals-in-romania/

    122. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      We have our 1st Florida Poll in 2022

      It’s from USA Today/Suffolk(H/T: RRH)
      DeSantis 49
      Crist 43

      DeSantis 51
      Fried 40

      Rubio 49
      Demings 41

      President Biden JA
      Approve 39
      Disapprove 53
      By a whopping 58-30 Margin Voters say the Country is going in the wrong Direction
      https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2022/02/01/poll-biden-struggling-florida-2024/9282357002/

    123. jason says:

      #122-jason

      Not exactly”

      I think those were two different statements, but maybe not.

    124. jason says:

      4 in 10 people in FL approve of Biden?

      Depressing.

    125. Tgca says:

      You are misrepresenting my point. The point I was making is that people view injustices through their own lens and not everyone will agree to the same extent on injustices.

      I don’t think you will convince most AA that slavery was not as bad as or has not had a lasting impact on the AA psyche as the Holocaust has had on Jews.

      The same with gays. The treatment of gays is part of the reason there are many issue with gays to this day. Bigotry and injustices against groups have lasting effects.

      Hate is hate, no matter how many lives were taken and what period in history.

      The Holocaust was reprehensible. So was slavery. So was the attitude towards people dying of AIDS. So was the horror of Rwanda. So we’re many other atrocities in history. It is not an issue of numbers. Many Germans were happy with the annihilation of Jews just as many whites were content with enslaving and killing AA just as many conservatives were with the death of gays. These are all forms of hate.

      As for Whoopi apologizing, I saw that last night. Her apology was about the words she chose in articulating her point. She made that clear in her statement that she should have been more specific in her words. Her apology was not apologizing for her viewpoint. I agree she should have been clear from the beginning but she was not.

      Being Jewish is not a race. But as I previously stated, the Nazi Germans attempted to cleanse the white race of certain groups which in itself is attempts to redefine a race so you can technically argue it was about race but not racism itself.

      I prefer to use the term bigotry when addressing non-race issues since racism is a form of bigotry, otherwise, it implies racism is of higher priority than other bigotries when it is not. Taking bigotry of any kind to its extreme is wrong, hate is hate.

    126. DW says:

      Just before the Nazi officer locks the door behind the building stuffed with Jews, he hollers to the victims, “remember, this is NOT about race.” Then he gives the signal to turn on the gas.

    127. DW says:

      There is no equivalency between the holocaust and people who died of AIDS. No one was arresting people diagnosed with HIV and then forcing them into a building to gas them to death.

    128. DW says:

      Most (not all) AIDS victims voluntarily participated in risky sexual behavior, even though the risks were known.

      Holocaust victims were arrested because of their Jewish ethnic heritage, were forced to wear a Star of David, and then were shipped via train boxcar to concentration camps where their dignity was fully stripped away, they were nearly starved to death, worked, and then finally their eyeglasses taken away from them, and they were packed into a barn where they were gassed. They were packed in so tightly, there was no room for the bodies to fall down when dead.

      There is no equivalency between the holocaust and AIDS victims.

    129. DW says:

      Oh and at least in some of the camps, they would gas the men first, so the women and children waiting their turn would hear their dying cries, and thereby be terrorized by knowing what was coming to them.

    130. Bitterlaw says:

      Nazis considered Jews, Roma, Slavs, Serbs and Russians as inferior/subhuman races (untermensch).

      Every group will feel the persecution/injustices visited upon them was worse than any other group’s suffering. For sheer numbers killed in a few years on an industrial scale, the Holocaust was second to no other evil perpetrated. It is impossible to weigh suffering.

      We should just agree that people suck.

    131. Tgca says:

      131

      No one is equating the arresting of people to gas chambers. We are talking about the bigotry in people that lead others to act in a reprehensible way.

      Tens of millions of Russians and Chinese were also imprisoned and killed under Stalin and the Japanese for their various bigotries, more than the Holocaust, but you don’t see the equivalence of this acknowledged in western history either because it’s about communism and Asians, not historically a focal point of concern of westerners.

      …and actually, historically, gays were entrapped, arrested, jailed and ostracized for being gay through 1950s that forced millions of gays to pretty much hide their existence over time. One famous example is Alan Turing, the key figure in breaking the German codes that helped lead to the Allied victory in WW2 who was later convicted and forced into a form of male sterilization simply because he was gay. It took 60 years for him to get an apology and pardon simply for being gay. That may not be of significance to you but it is to many gay people.

      Again, this is not about numbers, otherwise, the Holocaust would rank low compared to other atrocities in history that get little attention.

      This is the point of contention too in race relations today. It is perceived by many that others wish to minimize their injustices.

      Again, I go back to the point that perception is reality to folks and they will perceive injustices through their own lens just as conservatives perceive injustices against them today by libs, the MSM, and Big Tech.

    132. Tgca says:

      134

      I agree with you for the most part.

      Reprehensible injustices have occurred on large scale since the dawn of time.

      My point is that not everyone will agree on what the worst injustice is and often view suffering from their own experiences or psyche and at times articulate their views in ways that may offend others.

      This should not diminish the individual evil events in history but I understand how others pick and choose what they feel most impassioned about.

      As a devout Christian, I find the Holocaust a stain on humanity, especially since Jesus was a Jew but I also understand many Christians were part of that Holocaust stain, including distantly indirectly the Catholic Church which failed many of the Jews when needed.

      The US has also committed some of the most heinous acts in history so it should not feel it’s above others in judgment here. Slavery and Japanese concentration camps on American soil are two of our worst examples until recent decades that most Americans did not really seem to show much regret for – again, another perception.

      I just don’t think you will get most people in the world to agree on what was worst and who suffered the most.

    133. Bitterlaw says:

      I do not pretend to understand what it was/is like to be persecuted/discriminated against based on one’s sexuality. However, it is remarkable how quickly the attitudes of many (not all) have changed towards gay/bi people in a very fast time period. Our expert on gay matters is no longer here so we don’t have her perspective. Again, I am certain that not all is ideal for gay/bi people. I did not use LGBTQ because it seems like new letters are added daily.

    134. jason says:

      Slavery and Japanese concentration camps on American soil are two of our worst examples”

      Again, a very stupid example of fake equivalency.

      Internment of Japanese was a horrible act of discrimination, but comparing it the murder of 6 million Jews is asinine.

      Imagine if a US dictator had built concentration camps and gas chambers and mass murdered 2/3 of black population in the US, all the time subjecting to the worst possible abuses, medical experiments and starvation.

      That is the magnitude of the Holocaust, where 2/3 the Jewish population in Europe was murdered.

      Confusing discrimination and intolerance with the Holocaust is trying to minimize the effects and the magnitude of the Holocaust.

    135. jason says:

      The Holocaust was reprehensible.”

      Wow.

      “Reprehensible”? That’s it?

      You are an idiot.

    136. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason’s ancestors were nearly wiped out by Europeans. He used to sing a song called “The tears of the llamas made a mighty river” It was in Quechua so we had to accept his translation.

    137. Tgca says:

      138

      Again, you are looking at numbers of deaths only. If that is the case, then the Holocaust pales by comparison to other atrocities where tens of millions perished over time.

      Whether a thousand or a million or 10 million died, it is an atrocity and we should not be trying to say one is worst than the other.

      Nearly, 100% of AA died under oppression for nearly 300 years which is significantly greater than the Jewish population % that perished under the Holocaust. I don’t think you can say that living under slavery in horrific conditions is not as bad as the Holocaust because of long-term survival rates in slavery because some might argue it’s better to die than live under slavery.

      Again, I don’t think this should be an issue of just aggregate numbers alone but rather how it impacts people over the long run.

      Also, mind you, most known gays in German territories were also exterminated in the Holocaust so a case could be made 100% of known gays were exterminated by the Germans. The fact that there were less known gays than known Jews is irrelevant since the intent was to exterminate all gays as well in the Holocaust.

    138. Tgca says:

      139

      Reprehensible is being used here as horrible, horrific, awful, etc to compare all these atrocities as unspeakable. Choose your words of choice but it is clear what is meant here so why not debate the issue instead of attacks, as attacks do not add any value to the debate.

    139. Tgca says:

      137

      Agreed! But it’s not just sexuality. It could be race, ethnicity, religion, philosophy, political affiliation, etc.

      I find the extreme bigotry used to commit crimes against humanity on any and all these to be a very sad commentary on the acts human commit upon each other that they somehow try to justify.

      …and let’s not kid ourselves, most if not all peoples have committed similar atrocities over time.

    140. DW says:

      To be a ‘devout’ Christian, one must hold as ‘devout’ the teachings of Christ and His authorized apostles. Paul was one of these apostles, and he wrote in his letter the church at Rome, “Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.”

      Now you can ignore this Christian truth, and come up with your own pseduo-Christianity and be ‘devout’ to your own religion. But if you follow Christ, you follow His teachings which extend to all the teachings of His chosen apostles. And so if you are devout as it relates to Christ, you limit your sexual activity to the relationship between a man and woman, husband and wife. If you don’t want that, then you don’t have to be a Christian.

    141. Bitterlaw says:

      Well, that should set up the next 50 posts…

    142. DW says:

      And its not just in this one area. There are people who say they are a devout Christian, but say all religions lead to heaven. This despite Jesus saying, “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me.”

      Words have meaning. I know in our modern age it is popular to try to move the meaning of words away from authorial intent, and to the reader so they reader can make up whatever meaning he or she wants.

      This is the problem we face as political conservatives as it relates to the US Constitution.

      But in the end, regardless what people say, the words given by an author ARE the author’s words, and the author intended a meaning, and most of the time that meaning is crystal clear.

    143. Tgca says:

      144

      I totally disagree with your view on this DW.

      It sounds like your saying I’m not a good Christian because I don’t agree with your definition of a devout Christian. That doesn’t sound very Christian actually, and as you know, many religious experts disagree on details and interpretations of the Bible, as there is no one expert on the Bible and it’s meaning, especially since many have changed over the years in various interpretations.

      Where is it written that one interpretation of the Bible is the ONLY interpretation of the Bible?

      The Bible is a book written by man and there is no evidence that every word in the Bible occurred exactly as documented by man.

      The Bible is a book of faith and not an instruction manual.

    144. DW says:

      “I’m not a good Christian because I don’t agree with your definition of a devout Christian.”

      Your disagreement is with Paul and Christ, not me. Read their words. It is not an interpretation. Their words are crystal clear.

      If you have one person declare himself a truck expert, and then he claims a Ford F-150 is actually a Chevy Silverado, it does not bring into question the reality of what makes a Ford F-150.

      The authorial intent is what matters here, not the fanciful mental gymnastics of the reader. What did Paul intend to say in his letter to the Romans? Its not hard to figure out.

      I am not trying to be unkind to you, but truthful. The most kind thing I can do for you is tell you the truth. It is unkind to perpetuate falsehoods.

    145. Tgca says:

      146

      Who is the author(s)of the Bible?

      Who is this one all knowing person(s) that determines whether you’re a true Christian or not?

      How do we know what that authority stated actually occurred historically and the author(s) did not misinterpret events? History and experience have taught us religious leaders often lie and mislead the masses.

      From a scientific and mathematical view, it would seem almost impossible that all the Bible references can be proven, hence the reason we look to the Bible in faith and not literal references.

    146. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Putin is still waiting for Biden to fold and make major concessions.

      “MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that the U.S. and its allies have ignored Russia’s top security demands but added that Moscow remains open to more talks with the West on easing soaring tensions over Ukraine.

      Putin argued that it’s possible to negotiate an end to the standoff if interests of all parties, including Russia’s security concerns, are taken into account.”

    147. Tgca says:

      148

      It is your version of the truth and not an actual truth that can be proven beyond doubt, as I noted in 149.

      I don’t think of this as unkind to me but rather as unsubstantiated interpretation. Your belief is your belief but it does not make it a given truth.

    148. DW says:

      “Who is the author(s)of the Bible?”

      2 Timothy 3:16 “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness”

      “Who is this one all knowing person(s) that determines whether you’re a true Christian or not?”

      God. And he tells you in His written word how you can be a true Christian.

      “How do we know what that authority stated actually occurred historically and the author(s) did not misinterpret events?”

      God is the author, and it is impossible for God to lie, or He would not be God. And your question here avoids the issue, as what Paul taught in Romans is direct teaching, rather than an ‘event’ per se. Your presumption is that you will only accept the authority of God and His Scriptures if you have some higher authority to attest to it. But God is the highest authority already.

      “History and experience have taught us religious leaders often lie and mislead the masses.”

      Absolutely agree. There are many examples of this. This usually happens when these leader depart from God’s revealed Scriptures and engage in their own teachings apart from Scripture.

      “From a scientific and mathematical view, it would seem almost impossible that all the Bible references can be proven, hence the reason we look to the Bible in faith and not literal references.”

      Again, your appeal is to locate an authority higher than God. And again, the issue is what Paul in Romans (among many other passages) actually teaches about what God calls sin. Homosexuality is one of many sins, including adultery, fornication, etc.

    149. DW says:

      151 – its not my version of the truth, it’s Paul’s and Christ’s. It is THEIR words, not mine. Your argument is with them, not me.

    150. DW says:

      And as I have said months ago, I am but a sinner saved by grace, and the way of salvation is clear in Scripture. So I don’t hate you Tcga, you seem in many ways like a nice person, but I just want to you be rightly related to God, and love the things that He loves, and hate the things that He hates.

      Words have meaning…the author’s meaning. Interpretation comes into play when the author’s words are ambiguous. There are a few examples of that in Scripture on some issues. The passage in Romans could not be clearer. And there are other passages throughout Scripture that say the same.

    151. Country Dick Montana says:

      I am a Christian not. “Paulian .” To my knowledge Jesus was hard on adultery and divorce, calling divorce fornication, and that was about it. Paul, who had the “thorn in his side”, and speculation is that it was he who was gay, had all the other stuff

      Jesus was necessary so that we can have a personal relationship with the Almighty. Paul was necessary so that Religion ( a construct of Man) could rule over us.

    152. Tom says:

      I feel Whoopie Goldberg’s comments were ham handed and insensitive at best. They sounded like she was trying to trivialize the holocaust by making it sound like slavery was a worse atrocity. Good grief, evil is evil, there are no degrees.

    153. Tgca says:

      153

      You seem to be speaking for them so my inquiry to you is how do we know the words written came from their mouths? How do we know these words have not been manipulated for a desired effect, as often is done in history?

      That is the issue. There is much in the Bible that appears to be conflicting at times and that is a valid point many non-believers argue.

    154. DW says:

      speculation that Paul was gay? Go back and read my authorial intent versus reader determining the meaning.

      Actually, there is absolutely no indication from the New Testament as to what Paul’s thorn in the flesh was. God didn’t take it away when Paul asked him three times, meaning it was very likely a physical ailment of some sort.

      But Christ Himself chose the apostles, trained them and authorized them to act and teach as Christ’s representatives at the launch of the church. So there is not any conflict between the message of Christ and the message of His apostles. They are one.

    155. DW says:

      “You seem to be speaking for them so my inquiry to you is how do we know the words written came from their mouths?”

      This amounts to special pleading. How do you know George Washington lived, or anyone else you have not physically seen in person? The historicity of the Apostle Paul is not in question, and even the most skeptical scholars accept Pauline authorship of the book of Romans.

      I am not speaking for Paul in Romans. PAUL spoke, so what do you do with HIS words?

    156. Country Dick Montana says:

      Paul claims that Christ came to him in a vision. He is a self proclaimed apostle.

    157. DW says:

      Go back and read the book of Acts. It abundantly clear the other Apostles acknowledged Paul as genuine. Others witnessed the events surrounding his vision, and then the miraculous healing of his vision after he was blinded by the light.

    158. Tgca says:

      156. Tom

      I pretty much agree.

      I do not think Whoopi is a racist in the traditional sense, especially since she’s been married 3 times, all to white guys and has a child by one of them…and let’s not forget her well known romance with Ted Danson back in the day.

      I truly believe she was trying to make a point in her view and did it in a way that offended many. I don’t really see her as your typical rabid racist purposely trying to white wash…no pun intended…the Holocaust.

    159. Tom says:

      162. Tgca

      I think Whoopie is just another race pimp trying to keep the whole racism meme alive, her affinity for white men notwithstanding.

    160. Tgca says:

      It appears we have scholars on various subjects at HHR but we may now need to find a Bible scholar on all things biblically gay.

      I’m not sure if LisaB can take on that role, and since I’m not a truly devout Christian and just a blasphemous perverted sinner condemned to the bowels of Hell for eternity because I won’t take Paul’s word literally and abide by his proclamations, I’m also unable to fulfill such a scholarly role at HHR.

      I guess I should reach out to SDC to see if maybe we can be roommies in Hell because I hate the thought of getting stuck with a roomie I have not much in common with.

    161. DW says:

      “just a blasphemous perverted sinner condemned to the bowels of Hell”

      Paul also says “there is none righteous, not not one.” All of us, me included are sinners, already condemned by our sin (John 3:18), which is why we need the salvation Christ offers. To receive this salvation, we repent of our sins, meaning we turn away from them. We identify the things from Scripture that God calls sin, and we agree with God. It doesn’t mean we have instant victory over sin, but rather we affirm what God says about sin. And then we trust Christ for the salvation He offers us.

      So in short Tgca, I am but a needy beggar sharing with you where you can find bread. My own sins are as repugnant to a holy God as your sins or anyone else’s sins. We are all in equal need of rescue from our sins.

    162. Tgca says:

      163 Tom

      You may be correct. I do think many high profile AA are more comfortable today expressing their views than perhaps in the past, and some may come across as surprising. Think Colin Powell, before he passed too who basically became a leftist to some degree.

      I still believe that different people will view different historical atrocities through their own lens of experiences, regardless of what the masses believe.

      I recall some Asians in San Francisco who viewed it as discomforting and racist that there were Nuremberg trials to address atrocities in Europe but no equivalent high visibility justice panels to address atrocities by the Japanese on Asians. Was it really racist or just a willingness to move on from the war? You opine.

      By the way, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie Judgment at Nuremberg, where Judy Garland gave an impressive emotional supporting performance that garnered her an Oscar nomination. Maximilian Schell was also outstanding in his role with other great contributions by Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Marlene Dietrich, Montgomery Clift, and Richard Widmark.

    163. Tom says:

      166. Tgca

      Whoopie Goldberg has never experienced a day of discrimination in her entire life. And there is no other country on the planet where she could have accomplished what she has. Yet she oozes contempt for America and white Americans at every opportunity.

      Best line of the movie “It came to that when you sentenced your first innocent man.”

    164. Tgca says:

      165

      I’m being facetious and not condemning you DW, just disagreeing.

      As for the needy beggar, I prefer some edamame or tofu over bread, as I try to keep closer to a Keto diet except for the jug of organic maple syrup that some unnamed poster claims I devour daily.

      Agree we are all sinners and ideally should repent but we are but mere mortals who cannot help ourselves since sins are just so much more fun in our earthly disguise.

      We are taught that as Believers in Christ, we go to Heaven as long as we accept him so that is to be seen if I’ll be playing checkers for an eternity with SDC in Hell or floating around on a cloud in Heaven stringing my harp forever after.

      We will see!

    165. Tom says:

      166. Tgca

      The Japanese definitely got a pass after WWII. The Germans didn’t do anything that the Japanese didn’t do and more.

    166. Tgca says:

      167

      I’m not sure of Whoopi’s total experience in life but clearly she has led a privileged life the last 35+ years compared to most in the US.

      One thing I would point out though, even if one overcomes bigotry or tragedy of the sorts of slavery or the Holocaust be it directly or via descendency, I think for many, the demons remain with you throughout life, even if only in your dreams and thoughts.

      I used to see older gentleman in the Diamond District in NYC with tattooed numbers on their arms and it always sent a chill through me knowing this person had a story to tell that few probably endured.

    167. Tgca says:

      169

      Agreed! I hired a Chinese-American gentleman in San Francisco once and he would tell me stories about his family and how they felt about the treatment by Japan and how they felt they never got the closure for the atrocities committed by the Japanese.

      I worked with another Chinese-American who told me her grandmother would roll over in her grave if she ever dated a Japanese man.

      I also dated a Japanese-American once whose mom lost some of her family to the Hiroshima or Nagasaki bombings. Not sure which one it was anymore.

      There is a long history of Japanese dominance and aggression in Asia that has not been easily forgotten by many.

      I find many of these firsthand stories just as important and captivating as documented historical perspectives.

    168. Wes says:

      I see I missed a religious discussion today.

      Honestly while I have no problem with others’ holding religious beliefs, I personally see no point in believing in something ultimately esoteric and unprovable.

      Each to his own though.

    169. jason says:

      Sen. Joe Manchin, asked about Build Back Better, said: “What Build Back Better bill? I don’t know what you guys are talking about.”

      I asked him if he’s had any talks on the matter since December. “No, no, no, no. It’s dead.”

      Moonbats jumping off bridges…

    170. Wes says:

      The single laziest, stupidest, and most incompetent President till Joe Biden took office donates to Liz Cheney.

      That makes me want to see Cheney lose the primary in a landslide even more than I did before:

      https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/592223-ex-president-bush-backs-two-high-profile-republicans-slammed-by-trump

    171. Tgca says:

      172

      I see Wes must not believe in love because love is unprovable.

      That is disheartening.

    172. Wes says:

      Love is a tangible, though subjective, emotion, Tg.

      The idea that some omnipotent deity put humans in a garden 6,000 years ago only to have a talking snake convince them to eat a piece of fruit and thereby condemn an entire race to various ailments before dying and going to a place of outer darkness and gnashing of teeth is unlikely but unfalsifiable and therefore unprovable.

    173. Tgca says:

      174

      GWB and the Never Trumpers are becoming caricatures.

      I have lost respect for GWB because he sat silent during 8 years of Obama on serious matters to Americans but then took issue with Trump, not because of policy but because of family vendettas.

      I think history will show that all these folks willing to sell their souls for power and money were corrupt. The Bush family is no different than the Clintons me thinks. It’s all about their stature, money, and power at the expense of the American people.

      I don’t believe GWB regrets the damage he did to our nation and the lost lives, now that we know more about the lies and deceptions his team concocted because he wanted to go on a last hurrah war to impress daddy.

    174. Tgca says:

      176

      I get your view but one cannot also prove the existence of love.

      Love is a belief similar to religious faith. It cannot be proven, though it can be expressed through words and actions but that’s not proof of love either since one can never know for certain if those words and actions are really a genuine expression of love or for some other reason.

    175. Wes says:

      We’re just going down a rabbit hole at this point, Tg. People genuinely feel love, though it’s an entirely subjective phenomenon known truly only to the person experiencing it, as are all emotions.

      The biblical concept of God and the origin of the universe is a story told in a book. It has as much evidence behind it as that Odin, Vili, and Ve killed Ymir and fashioned the universe out of his body.

    176. DW says:

      The headline at Bongino:

      “U.S. National Debt Soars Past $30 Trillion”

      Average voter has no concept about how much a trillion is…much less 30 of them.

    177. Phil says:

      So W is all in on Liz.

      What a surprise. Even in his home state no one gives a rat’s ass what the Bushes think anymore.

      I’m with Wes on this one. Hope she goes down in flames.

    178. Wes says:

      Amen, Phil.

      Trump has a legitimate vendetta against Liz, so I hope he makes his endorsement count and causes the WYGOP to coalesce around her strongest opponent.

    179. Tgca says:

      179

      I understand your view but I point out that belief in God is about faith, believing in something that can’t be proven just like love or moral right or wrong. There’s nothing tangible to prove in them. It’s all about belief.

      Contrast that to scientific proof.

      In physics, we learn that the universe all started from nothing. A Big Bang from no existence, as the laws of physics breakdown at that beginning point which makes science irrelevant as there is no basis to measure pre-existence of the universe. How does that seem probable either? But scientists grasp to it as if its a proven law when it has not been proven.

      How can you get something from nothing one can ponder in simple terms?

      Now some in science will argue that “our” universe may have appeared to come from nothing but perhaps it was the collision of two universes not in our dimensional realm that created our universe. Hence, it did not come from nothing. But then you can ask the same questions about those universes. Space and time have no meaning without a starting point so scientists hypothesize a starting point. In other words, it’s a “plug” in an equation to make all else fit for convenience just like Newton hypothesized the imaginary “ether” in space that was required for his laws of physics to work before Einstein came along with relativity and showed the ether concept was just a “plug” by Newton and unmeaningful…or nonsense by those more blunt.

      Again. All conjecture trying to justify something from nothing with logic and science.

      How is that different than faith in God or love?

      If nothing always existed to create something like the universe, then why could God not always exist to create life?

      Is any of it real or just all a figment of our human brains to justify our existence?

      So be aware many of the things you may believe in or live by may be nothing more than illusions as well, and can never be proven.

      Hmmm…

    180. Wes says:

      Hence why I said we’re going down a rabbit hole, Tg.

      You’re making a flawed analogy by comparing belief or lack thereof in a religion to human emotions. Using the Scientific Method –the standard for objective determination –we can claim reasonable evidence for the existence of emotions since we can perceive their effects with our senses, thus making a determination of their existence falsifiable.

      Whether our perception of things we can witness and observe objectively is real is a separate issue belonging to the realm of metaphysics. It’s outside the scope of established scientific determinism barring reasonable countervailing evidence.

      Belief in the creation of the universe in the manner described in Genesis is an unfalsifiable matter of pure faith.

      The idea that the universe formed without being spoken into existence by a deity but rather resulted from a series of reactions that allowed for the development of sapient life in one tiny corner of it is the best objective determination we have based on available evidence.

      Scientifically we go with the best available analysis based on things we can objectively perceive until and unless something else manifests to supplant the accepted theory.

      Religious faith doesn’t fit the criteria of objective determination established by the Scientific Method. Conflating the two is an ultimately pointless exercise.

    181. Tina says:

      Putzaki is claiming that unemployment could be high for the 9 million that called out due to Covid last month.

    182. jason says:

      The idea that the universe formed without being spoken into existence by a deity but rather resulted from a series of reactions that allowed for the development of sapient life in one tiny corner of it is the best objective determination we have based on available evidence.”

      Who says this is the best objective determination?

      I am not a religious person, but I have yet to read a plausible “scientific” explanation about the creation of the universe that doesn’t involve a deity.

      In my objective view, God created the universe.

    183. Wes says:

      You might want to learn the difference between objective and subjective, Jason, so in the future you don’t continue to identify the latter as the former.

    184. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      So Putin says he is not going to invade the Ukraine; Biden says he is going to invade the Ukraine; and the Ukraine president says it is unlikely and Biden should calm down. After Afghanistan, it is hard to take anything Biden says seriously.

      MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin said on Tuesday that the United States was trying to pull Russia into an armed conflict over Ukraine that Russia did not want, cautioning that the West had not yet satisfied Russia’s demands for a sphere of influence in Eastern Europe but that he hoped “dialogue will be continued.”

    185. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Nobel prize winner and liberal activist George Wald stated the origin of life issue well:

      “There are only two possibilities as to how life arose. One is spontaneous generation arising to evolution; the other is a supernatural creative act of God. There is no third possibility. Spontaneous generation, that life arose from non-living matter was scientifically disproved 120 years ago by Louis Pasteur and others. That leaves us with the only possible conclusion that life arose as a supernatural creative act of God. I will not accept that philosophically because I do not want to believe in God. Therefore, I choose to believe in that which I know is scientifically impossible; spontaneous generation arising to evolution.” (Wald, George, “Innovation and Biology,” Scientific American, Vol. 199, Sept. 1958, p. 100)

    186. NYCmike says:

      “I think history will show that all these folks willing to sell their souls for power and money were corrupt. The Bush family is no different than the Clintons me thinks. It’s all about their stature, money, and power at the expense of the American people.”

      -Little bit better than the Clintons, but I get your point.

    187. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Ironically, Biden’s aggressive reaction to Putin may have resulted in the U.S. gaining tens of billions of dollars in natural gas sales revenue, and caused the Russians to lose tens of billions of dollars in income.

      “The U.S. held its ranking as the world’s top exporter of liquefied natural gas for a second month in a row, as Europe’s winter energy crisis draws more cargoes to the continent.

      U.S. LNG exports hit a record 7.3 million tons in January, taking the No. 1 spot away from Middle Eastern powerhouse Qatar for a second time since December. Europe, which is facing low winter inventories and high natural gas prices due to tensions between Russia and Ukraine, was a top destination for U.S. cargoes last month.

      Out of the 101 U.S. LNG export cargoes in January, more than a third arrived at European ports,”

    188. Tgca says:

      I disagree Wes. You are defining objectivity to fit a desired outcome you can call objective as many scientists often do. That is why experimentation is often known as “hypothetical” because it can’t be proven beyond a doubt 100% of the time even though it may appear it almost always results in a certain conclusion.

      In addition, calling something an objective method until you find another more reliable objective method in the future may be the method employed by science but it is a false assurance because it is not really an objective method at all because it is limited by the measurer and subject to change in the future. A perfect example is the crap Dr. Fow-chee keeps pushing saying the science changes and that’s why his guidance changes. No, the science did not change. The observations were incomplete or inaccurate but they try to call it the “science” changing when it’s not a real objective observation in the 1st place.

      In physics, it is a well known principle that the “observer effect” can alter the results of an observation, and therefore a scientific conclusion. For example, certain experiments on electrons are impacted by the observation of the electron itself. In other words, observation interferes with the apparent behavior of the electron which means the observation was flawed and the observation outcome is not truly undeniably reliable.

      Perceiving love is really no different than a personal experience of faith in God. It is a belief in both cases. You can physically measure brain waves of how people feel during a moment they’re experiencing love or faith and divine thought but neither proves they exist.

      These physical measurements of brain waves can be false observations in a sense as well. Just like you can measure people dreaming or high on drugs, they will experience a feeling but that feeling may not truly represent what is occurring. All that is really is happening is a chemical reaction in the human body being measured and the body can be tricked into such chemical reactions as well to perceive or mimic a feeling that may not really be reflective of the perception itself.

      Therefore, personal experience and scientific observation can neither prove nor disprove the concept of love just like we cannot prove nor disprove the concept of faith or God.

      Any scientist that argues otherwise is full of BS because more often than not, science bases it’s observations on flawed observational methods, hence, why scientific concepts remain theory or hypothetical and not proven beyond a doubt 100% of the time. It’s all about probabilities.

      So in closing, you can no more prove love exists than you can prove God exists and say one is more probable than the other because of observational limitations.

    189. Tgca says:

      189. SDC

      It has been suggested by mathematical modeling that the probability of life just occurring from nothing in the universe is extremely minute or nearly impossible because the creation of life requires precise conditions to exist for such creation.

      Now this can neither be proven or disproven but if life could spark from nothing, then we should be able to create life in a vacuum at some point with no interference and nothing else but nothing itself – though the observational containment of a vacuum itself could be interference.

      That may not be possible because it could take billions of years for that one probabilistic moment to present itself to create life from nothing but it doesn’t look encouraging, at least probabilistically.

      I think creation of life involves many disciplines of science including chemistry, physics, and biology at a minimum and the level of knowledge and understanding to do that does not or may never exist in any one being or few beings to accomplish such a gargantuan task.

      See you in Hell roommie!

    190. Bitterlaw says:

      Walt could settle this dispute over the origin of the universe. He was there when it started.

    191. Tgca says:

      194

      Is Walt God then?

      Then it is true when they say God walks among us.

    192. Bitterlaw says:

      Walt is not God. The universe began when God said, “Let there be Walt.”

    193. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      193. Someone once said life is like looking at a river. You don’t see where the river originated, or where it is going, but you get to observe it flowing by.

    194. Tgca says:

      Whoopi suspended from The View for 2 weeks as a disciplinary action and given time to reflect on her remarks as the leaders of the shows production are not pleased with her apology.

      I’m not sure this will go over well with the AA community but we will see if she is supported or scorned for her view on The View.

      It s quoted some on the show view her as too controversial for the show now which I think is laughable compared to some of the toxic comments from these hosts over the years to now throw her under the bus for her ignorant commentary.

      https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2022/02/01/whoopi-goldberg-suspended-from-abcs-the-view-over-holocaust-comments/

    195. Phil says:

      Two weeks off with pay.

      Big fricken deal.

    196. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “European natural gas prices plunged after Russian shipments via a key route crossing Ukraine rebounded. Futures slumped as much as 6.1% as deliveries into Slovakia through the Velke Kapusany interconnection point on the border with Ukraine returned to normal levels, according to data from grid operator Eustream”

      Always expect the unexpected from the Russians, and the Ukrainians for that matter.

      Oligarchs play a major role in both countries — Hunter Biden realized this early and profited greatly because of it.

    197. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Here is a reason the Russians may have resumed their gas shipments through the Ukraine — the Germans were threatening to build LNG terminals. If this happens the Nordstream pipeline becomes less important — much less future income for the Russians in the future, for a very expensive pipeline to build.

      “Chancellor Olaf Scholz supports plans to build one or more liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals in the country, a government spokesperson said on Monday, amid concerns about Germany’s dependence on pipeline gas from Russia.”

    198. Tgca says:

      Gas is around $3.50 for regular and $4.20 for premium in south Floreedah I have never seen gas anywhere near this high before in Floreedah.

      Food prices have increased here as well. I never really worried about it in the past since I never felt constrained by a budget but I’m seeing items increased by $.50 to $1.00 on many items and that adds up in the aggregate so I can only imagine how this is impacting those with a larger household and those on fixed budgets.

      I can’t imagine that Jen Psaki can explain this away as good for the economy.

      Geez! What a difference a year makes…and not for the better either.

    199. Tgca says:

      My medical insurance went up too by about $30 monthly so now it’s nearly $900 a month.

      I may need to start a GoFund account soon.

    200. Tgca says:

      OMG! Jadon caught on video in restaurant brawl after they run out of steak in PA restaurant. Shameful behavior.

      I’m calling on Dave W. to give him a 2 week suspension from HHR.

      The video is unbelievable. This would not happen in a vegan restaurant be assured!

      https://www.lawofficer.com/brawl-erupts-at-golden-corral-restaurant-when-they-run-out-of-steak/

    201. jason says:

      Whoopi Goldberg Suspended by ABC After Doubling Down on Antisemitic Comments”

      Tgca gives himself a pass here at HHR.

    202. jason says:

      You might want to learn the difference between objective and subjective, Jason, so in the future you don’t continue to identify the latter as the former.”

      Taking definition meanings advice from wes is like like taking adherence to principles advice from NYC.

    203. jason says:

      Tgca, if you ever catch me either dead or alive in a Golden Corral pls make sure I am really dead an/or shoot me.

      Calling Golden Corral a restaurant or what they serve “steak” is an insult to both.

    204. jason says:

      I may need to start a GoFund account soon.”

      I will be happy to manage it. Pls direct all checks to me, and I will remit it to you minus normal expenses and fees.

    205. jason says:

      My “normal” expenses and fees are both objective and subjective.

    206. jason says:

      Two weeks off with pay”

      It used to be called a “vacation”.

    207. Gordon Allen says:

      After spending a day worrying about our nuclear triad( an actual worry where we need to step it up), I thought I’d find Jason’s invincible Russian hordes of 100,000 men sweeping through Eastern and Central Europe, and the Royal Navy planning on another Dunkirk. What did I miss??
      They must be invincible, as they have ignored premise #1 the value of surprise. They’ve been warning of an attack for 3 months, giving the Ukranians time to prepare and receive weapons and supplies, so as to make it a fair fight. No Pearl Harbor for them.
      Man, are they confident.

    208. jason says:

      Military “expert” Neville Allen took a break from reading magazines and playing video games to post something stupid again?

      Maybe he should subscribe to another magazine or invite himself to another seminar to keep himself busy.

      Peace in our time!

    209. jason says:

      Jason’s invincible Russian hordes of 100,000″

      Wasn’t it Neville Allen who said we should not involve ourselves in the Ukraine because the Russians were so formidable and would “kick our asses”?

      What happened?

    210. Tgca says:

      Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Six More Weeks of Winter

      No wonder it’s only 71 degrees this AM in South Floreedah with just a high of 77 expected today.

      6 more weeks of chilly weather here really is annoying.

    211. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The leader of Estonia has some good insights on Russian strategy. She also said that the NATO united response to Putin was impressive, other than Germany.

      “They use this old Soviet type of negotiation tactics,” said Kallas, who became Estonia’s first female prime minister last year. “First, demand the maximum, demand something that has never belonged to you. Then second, present ultimatums. And third: [They] do not give one inch in the negotiations, because there will always be people in the West who will negotiate and give you something that you didn’t have before.”

    212. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden is working hard to decide who will be the next Supreme Court justice:

      “WASHINGTON, D.C.—Earlier this week, President Biden was spotted at Home Depot using color swatches to help him choose the next Supreme Court Justice.

      “Hmmm… should I go with the ‘Neutral Tans’ or the ‘Balmy Browns’ Collection?” Biden said to himself.

      “Everything is riding on this!”

      Babylon Bee

    213. Tgca says:

      I think HHR can benefit from the success of “restorative practices” used in school to de-escalate violence.

      The hope is that students, through apologizing and making amends, will learn from their misdeeds and form healthier relationships with peers and teachers, making school violence less likely as they continue their education.

      https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2022/02/02/racially_sensitive_restorative_school_discipline_isnt_behaving_very_well_814382.html

    214. jason says:

      I think HHR can benefit from the success of “restorative practices” used in school to de-escalate violence.”

      GFY.

    215. Cash Cow TM says:

      Walt will be starting the trip home about
      high noon from NH back to WV.

      All the assigned tasks have been completed.

      Check engine light (underperforming turbo
      charger) has been reset and has stayed off.

    216. jason says:

      And third: [They] do not give one inch in the negotiations, because there will always be people in the West who will negotiate and give you something that you didn’t have before.”

      I guess Neville Allen lives in the West.

    217. jason says:

      Cow, if you are stopping near Harrisburg again let me know, I promise no Golden Corral.

    218. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      New York – CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker said Wednesday that he is resigning, effective immediately. Zucker said in a memo, “As part of the investigation into Chris Cuomo’s tenure at CNN, I was asked about a consensual relationship with my closest colleague, someone I have worked with for more than 20 years. I acknowledged the relationship evolved in recent years. I was required to disclose it when it began but I didn’t. I was wrong. As a result, I am resigning today.”

      I suspect CNN is glad to see him go. Is there any chance that CNN will return to hard news as opposed to anti-Trump 24/7?

    219. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Here is the #1 grifter in the Country. Someone should tell him that his 15 minutes of fame expired long ago.
      Discovery in this lawsuit will be compelling!

      ““Retired Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman has sued Donald Trump and several of his allies, including his son Don Jr., over what he describes as a conspiracy to shut him up ahead of his testimony in the former president’s first impeachment trial,” the Daily Beast reports.

      The lawsuit describes Trump’s actions as an “intentional, concerted campaign of unlawful intimidation and retaliation against a sitting Director of the National Security Council and decorated military officer.”

    220. Gordon Allen says:

      The resolution of this seems easy.
      Ukraine declares it has no plans to seek NATO membership in return for a withdrawal of Russian troops.
      AS NATO requires a UNANIMOUS vote to expand, which Ukraine won’t get(see Germany), it gives up NOTHING in the real world and the status quo is 100% returned peacefully.
      And on to protecting a more important border….the US.
      Putin and Biden seem to have no ” end game” defined, and are like 2 blind men in a fog; where accidental collisions can occur.
      Let the Ukranians with some intermediary work that out with the Russians.
      Seriously, Ukraine has as much chance of being taken into NATO as Putin has of over running the Ukraine with his vaunted 100,000 horde. NONE
      Accepting reality, and the status quo , sometimes is a victory

    221. mnw says:

      Tg & Tom

      RE: Japanese WW II war crimes:

      A Japanese Prime Minister suggested not too long ago that he & the POTUS (at the time) both visit Pearl Harbor together, & then visit Hiroshima together, i.e., to demonstrate modern amity or something.

      My response was that the Japanese PM’s suggested ticket wasn’t balanced properly. A proper counterbalance to Hiroshima would be the Japanese atrocities in China from 1931-45. Harbin seems to have been a major center of Japanese chemical & biological warfare experiments in China, & HARBIN & Hiroshima would make a suitably balanced ticket, imo, not Hiroshima and Pearl Harbor.

      Everywhere the Japanese went in WW II, massacre and atrocity followed.

    222. Tgca says:

      As a recognized EXPERT and purveyor of current events, political commentary, and cultural insight, in full disclosure, I wish to acknowledge – *wagging finger* – that I have never had any romantic relationships with anyone at HHR though I have an ally or two here.

      I do acknowledge I have had personal platonic relationships with certain HHR posters that have evolved over the years into petty disagreements, character assassinations, and sheer jealousy but I forgive them for such behaviors and attitudes towards me.

      Should I ever lower my standards and/or become desperate and engage in any romantic relationship with any of the HHR posters, I will make immediate notification just to be open and honest and demonstrate even I can be humbled by bad judgment at times.

      I think it’s important to keep the highest standards and considering that we know from current studies that there are at least 20% of HHR posters who are potential candidates for an LGBTQ2IAS+ relationship, I want to go on the record as to my intentions to ward off unwanted admirers and stalkers in advance. As Nancy says, “just say NO!”

      Thank you for the opportunity to disclose my ethical reporting standards in this forum where important information is routinely disseminated to the public.

      Be happy, good health and eat more tofu!

    223. Tgca says:

      225 MNW

      Very true. Japan has struggled with accepting and acknowledging the atrocities they brought on Asia and that is part of the distrust of them to this day.

      San Francisco has a very small Japanese community but I was surprised by the negative attitudes of some other Asian immigrants towards the Japanese culture when I 1st moved there in the 90s. I guess stories got passed down over generations because I wondered why folks born 20+ years after WW2 would harbor resentment or distrust Japanese today.

      I guess we westerners do not understand or are not exposed to that resentment in the same manner we were exposed towards resentment of Germany.

    224. jason says:

      hat I have never had any romantic relationships with anyone at HHR though I have an ally or two here.”

      You offered to marry me so I wouldn’t get deported.

      I thought it was romantic.

    225. jason says:

      Accepting reality, and the status quo , sometimes is a victory”

      LOL, Neville Allen lands at HHR waving a piece of paper signed by Putin?

      No, sorry, Putin does not get to mandate who gets into NATO, Ukraine and NATO would be fools to accept that. NATO and the US needs to tell Putin to go jump into the Volga.

      And the idea that Ukraine would not be accepted into NATO is of course BS, Germany has never stated it would vote against it.

      Fortunately, I doubt NATO and the US will agree to any “deal” that foregoes Ukraine joining NATO.

    226. jason says:

      And on to protecting a more important border….the US.”

      Zzzzzzz…..

      Given the history, I think we actually have a better chance of protecting Ukraine’s border than the Mexican border.

      What did Neville Allen say, something about “a dose of realism”?

    227. Tgca says:

      228

      As Tina Turner would say

      “what’s love got to do with it”

      As a good Christian, I felt it my obligation to step up and help when folks were threatening to have you deported. I don’t even remember who threatened you but I knew my Christian mission.

      Don’t make it more than it was though. Sorry!

    228. Tina says:

      Wtf?

      New York Post
      @nypost
      · 4h
      Biden offers Russia access to NATO bases to ease Ukraine crisis: report https://trib.al/7wXchNM

    229. Gordon Allen says:

      I agree with Senator Hawley’s comments today.
      My view puts the situation exactly where it was in February 2021,20,19,18,17.
      We’re you arguing for war with Russia then? I don’t recall that.
      More than Germany would oppose Nato membership. Which I’m not aware Ukraine has asked for,or in 2017,18,19,20 or 21.Maybe they know something you don’t know about their
      country’s interests . Isn’t that for them to judge.
      Since when were you so tight with Biden,Commando Supremo Lloyd ( Napoleon) Austin,or Field Marshal Milley?
      Or is it because this distracts from attention to your pals in China,Sir Neville Jason?
      Basically, Hawley’s argument

    230. Tgca says:

      So why does this CNN Bish not get fired too for having a secret relationship with CNN’s Zucker? Why only him?

      They were both divorced but rumored to have started the relationship while still married.

      She’s a senior CNN exec who also has an ethical responsibility to uphold corporate policy.

      Her statement:
      “ Recently, our relationship changed during Covid. I regret that we didn’t disclose it at the right time. I’m incredibly proud of my time at CNN and look forward to continuing the great work we do everyday.”

      https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-jeff-zucker-resigns-as-cnn-president?utm_campaign=64487

    231. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      233. The idea that backing down to Putin is somehow going to put the U.S. in a stronger position with China is nonsense. One reason Putin challenged the U.S. was we backed down in Afghanistan. This type of cowering behavior is getting old. Backing down to Putin now will only embolden the Chinese.

      Actually, is has been surprising how well NATO has shown resolve in addressing Putin threats; he is showing signs he knows he is over his head. I cannot think of anything worse for the U.S. to do now than turn tail and run.

      I can see taking the issue of the Ukraine joining NATO of the table for the present. However, the right of the Ukraine to join NATO in the future should remain — it is a sovereign country that has the right to make that decision.

    232. Wes says:

      jason says:
      February 2, 2022 at 7:28 am
      You might want to learn the difference between objective and subjective, Jason, so in the future you don’t continue to identify the latter as the former.”

      Taking definition meanings advice from wes is like like taking adherence to principles advice from NYC.

      Let’s see. I’ve read the entire OED. You flagrantly misused a word to mean its exact opposite.

      Who’s a better authority here on word meanings?

    233. Tgca says:

      Sick SUNY professor believes sex with children at ANY age, even a 1 year-old is acceptable and states there are evolutionary advantages to it and that is why it’s widespread in young men in our society. Really? Widespread amongst young men with babies? Stats please!

      He goes on to give an example of some foreign cultures where grandmothers perform oral sex on baby boys to calm them and he sees nothing wrong with that. How does one respond to this sick chit?

      He counters the argument against pedophile sex that kids don’t fully understand sex to engage in it with the examples that kids don’t fully understand judo or bar mitzvah either but they engage in it as well. Pedophile sex = religious ceremonies now or child sports now?

      Finally he argues there’s nothing wrong with pedophilia but that instead the issue is with society thinking it’s wrong. It’s the old, “you’re the problem not me” argument I see.

      This is sick! Not a joke!

      Watch the videos and listen to this pervert in his own words.

      https://www.infowars.com/posts/suny-professor-its-a-mistake-to-think-pedophilia-is-wrong/

    234. Tgca says:

      New thwed peeps