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    Rubio and DeSantis Leads Races for Re-Election in FL

    Good news for Republican incumbents in the state of Florida where they lead both the US Senate and Gubernatorial races according to new poll numbers from Suffolk University.

    US SENATE – FLORIDA (Suffolk)
    Marco Rubio (R-inc) 49%
    Val Demings (D) 41%

    GOVERNOR – FLORIDA (Suffolk)
    Ron DeSantis (R-inc) 51%
    Nikki Fried (D) 40%

    Ron DeSantis (R-inc) 49%
    Charlie Crist (D) 43%

    PRESIDENT – FLORIDA (Suffolk)
    Donald Trump (R) 47%
    Joe Biden (D-inc) 44%

    Ron DeSantis (R) 52%
    Joe Biden (D-inc) 44%

    This poll was done January 26-29 among 500 likely voters.

    Posted by Dave at 4:06 pm
    Filed under: General | Comments (290)

    290 Responses to “Rubio and DeSantis Leads Races for Re-Election in FL”

    1. jason says:

      Follow the llama!

    2. jason says:

      The Dems have done what the Rs have never succeeded in doing.

      Turned FL red.

    3. jason says:

      ‘Convoy to DC 2022’ Gaining Steam as American Truckers Begin to Organize”

      I am thinking of organizing a caravan of 1000 Amish buggies.

      I know, it means 1000 horses dumping on DC.

      Oh well.

    4. 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/

    5. jason says:

      The Amish are not on FB so this is not going to stop the buggie convoy.

    6. jason says:

      In my objective view, God created the universe”

      This triggered wes, who thinks “I misused the word”.

      Let’s make it clear, there is no “objectivity” in denying that God exists.

      In my (objective) view, it is much much harder to (scientifically) deny the existence of God than it is the opposite.

      I think science makes a strong case for God. And certainly to date, science has not been able to rule out God. I say this as one of the most secular persons on this blog.

      A good article on this subject.

      https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/can-science-rule-out-god/

    7. Meldrim says:

      Trivia question for you all:

      In the 19 presidential elections held since the end of World War II, the Democrat presidential candidate has received at least 52.0% of the vote at least once in 48 of the 50 states. Idaho is one of the states that has not given the Democrat presidential nominee 52.0% or more of the vote in any of the past 19 elections; name the other state.

    8. jason says:

      The Biden Troll knows how to use Google.

      Impressive.

    9. jason says:

      Whoopi is threatening to quit.

      I am very worried.

    10. jason says:

      Zucker’s mistress is named Go-lust?

      Hmmm….

    11. Tina says:

      I heart Whoopi

      -Jebot

    12. Tgca says:

      Looks like UPenn tranny swimmer may be out after competitive US swim rules changes which appear pretty strict.

      UPenn threatened to sue last week. Let’s see if they’ll go through with it by suing to protect the male in their female swim team while ignoring all the females on the team, and in essence dismantling Title IX protections.

      https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2022/02/02/trans-swimmer-lia-thomas-may-be-out-of-ncaa-championships-after-usa-swimming-rules-change/

    13. Gordon Allen says:

      At the risk of offending the suddenly pro Democratic Jason,these numbers are 3/4 points too favorable for the Democrats, as bad as they are

    14. jason says:

      suddenly pro Democratic Jason,”

      Should be worth some points….

    15. Poul Harris says:

      re 3/4 points too favorable for the Democrats,”

      The HHR specialty, unskewing polls….

    16. jason says:

      pro Democratic”

      Translation: not an isolationist moron who thinks the US is an island with zero geopolitical interests.

    17. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Trudeau Demands Truckers Get Vaccinated Like He Did So They Don’t Catch COVID Like He Did”

      Babylon Bee

    18. Gordon Allen says:

      Paul. If you think Rubio is only is only 8 points ahead of Val Deming….
      Let’s talk in November

    19. Poul Harris says:

      I am the king of poll unskewing, here from 30000 feet.

      Gordon Allen is a mere piker.

    20. jason says:

      Neville Allen’s blog is going to be fantastic.

      Not only will he only post polls from sites he considers “bona fide”, but he will also be “adjusting” the results to the numbers he “feels” are more appropriate.

      Who wouldn’t want to see that?

    21. Poul Harris says:

      I don’t think this Gordon Allen guy understands the basic science of unskewing the internals like I do.

    22. Poul Harris says:

      Paul. If you think Rubio is only is only 8 points ahead of Val Deming….”

      It’s Poul to you, tks.

    23. Wobbles says:

      For the first time, Biden’s job approval lower than Trump’s was on this date four years ago’

      I am not worried.

      The focus on Biden’s so called disastrous presidency is unwarranted in my view, and these numbers will change once people focus more on Trump again. This gas price, inflation, supply chain nonsense is a distraction. Cognitive decline? Don’t make me laugh. I know several 80 year olds in nursing homes who don’t even recognize me anymore, Biden still recognizes Jill every single time.

      I am focused, like I have always been, on what the important people of the day have to say, not what right wing media thinks is important. Avenatti. Stormy. Cohen. Schiff. Cheney. Whoopi.

    24. jason says:

      I’ve formed a new Cancer Cabinet, which will be convened in the coming weeks.”

      Attractive name….

    25. DW says:

      Strange…a 6.5 magnitude earthquake just struck in Peru…strange because it happened on the east side of the mountains in the Amazon basin.

    26. Tgca says:

      28

      Wasn’t Trump just in South America?

    27. Tina says:

      Wow, the Syria raid is not so good for us.

      The isis leader blew himself up [Great]

      However, there were a lot of civilian casualties (women and children.)

      We lost a helicopter and had to destroy it. I guess that is ok, surprised Millie Vannili did not leave it for the Syrians.

    28. DW says:

      Obviously Biden is desperate to improve his poll numbers.

    29. DW says:

      But if he really wanted to improve his numbers, he could go back to energy independence and get gas prices back down to 2 bucks a gallon or less. But he won’t.

    30. Gordon Allen says:

      Pauol: isn’t that Spanish for Paul? Oh well; spell check isn’t great with proper names.
      Still up for a chat in early November? Y or N will do.
      Val Demings is AOC,without her brains.
      The Dem candidates are sacrificial lambs. Please throw lots of money at them though..Please

    31. Bitterlaw says:

      Gordon is arguing with a parody handle. I love it here.

    32. Tgca says:

      WHAT? Biden lodged missiles and blew up a pharmaceutical or milk factory after conferring with Clinton and GWB? Is that what happened?

    33. Tgca says:

      33

      Trivia question:

      Who is more of the intellectual, AOC or Val Demings?

      Bonus Question:
      Joe Biden says Hunter Biden is the smartest person he knows. Who is the 2nd smartest person Joe Biden knows?

    34. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      30. The ISIS leader blew up his family. Often ISIS uses women and children for suicide bombers. Getting rid of the ISIS leader was a major achievement.

      Biden was reported to have opposed the killing of Bin Laden. So approving this killing seems out of character. Biden in his current mental condition may not now be the actual decision maker in his administration, which would be a relief.

      Also, in looking back, the Biden administration can see what happened when Obama let ISIS reestablish itself about a decade ago.

    35. Tgca says:

      37

      If Joe Biden is not making the decisions, then who is?

      Is it safe to say that Hunter Biden is making these decisions because he’s the smartest person Joe Biden knows?

      After all, Hunter Biden has sat on the boards of various companies in industry to advise them as well.

    36. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      34. Gordon is arguing with a parody handle. I love it here.

      Didn’t Poul get accused of being a troll? However apparently he has special skills. He’s a scientist. HE needs to give us an update and unskew some current polls for us. Am sure he will show us how Biden is really popular now.

      “don’t think this Gordon Allen guy understands the basic science of unskewing the internals like I do.”

    37. Tgca says:

      I will defend Polaris to a point. If I remember correctly, his incorrect predictions resulted mainly from his voter and party turnout models which crashed.

      That could happen to anyone, as it frequently does to pollsters. I think Polaris was overconfident in his defense of his predictions and that’s what hurt him here, but he did admit later on his turn-out models were wrong. I think he was unnecessarily chased away because HHR folks blamed him for the overall enthusiasm they had on elections that did not pan out.

      That’s why it’s always important to caveat your predictions with necessary information on your assumptions. Take the “two-handed” economist approach in predictions.

      Public companies do this all the time in their MD&A sections of their SEC filings to keep themselves out of trouble with regulators and stockholder lawsuits, and certain disclosures are required under audited financial reporting requirements.

      Targets are missed all the time for various reasons so always best to caveat them to the extent possible without sending a “downer” message.

    38. Poul Harris says:

      Gordon is arguing with a parody handle. I love it here.”

      Who is a parody handle?

      GFY.

    39. Poul Harris says:

      I am the only true and legitimate Poul Harris.

    40. Tina says:

      Yikes, is oil prices top $90. Highest since 2014.

      The fed will have to act quickly and expeditiously,

    41. Poul Harris says:

      Pauol: isn’t that Spanish for Paul?”

      No.

      Next question?

    42. Gordon Allen says:

      Paul aka Pauol is a troll!
      Makes sense that anyone who takes Val Demings as a serious stateside candidate in Florida isn’t true blue.
      The Democrats ” bench” here is as thin as it is nationally.
      Paul should look for warmer climes( it’s 84 today)-in political terms- to spread mischief.
      Seems DeSantis is not going to accept that spineless re apportionment map the GOP Senate passed; Apparently there are several Romney’s in our Senate here. Good news

    43. Tina says:

      Is this a reboot?

      Quote Tweet

      CSPAN
      @cspan
      · 21m
      .@StateDeptSpox Ned Price: “The United States has information that Russia is planning to stage fabricated attacks by Ukrainian military or intelligence forces as a pretext for a further invasion of Ukraine.”

    44. Poul Harris says:

      Paul aka Pauol is a troll!”

      Hmmm…..

    45. Gordon Allen says:

      Apparently the Senate would make it a 16-12 map.
      DeSantis has proposed an 18-10 map for Congressional redistricting.
      At least one Republican fights Democrats
      The Governor can veto the Congressional redistricting.

    46. jason says:

      Ma likes this Poul Harris guy…..

    47. jason says:

      18-10 does not seem that great, but yeah, better than 16-12.

    48. jason says:

      It seems like the GOP is designing districts for the long run, not just for 2022. In other words, it is protecting some marginal GOP districts from years when there is no “red wave”.

      I am not against this strategy as long as it doesn’t jeopardize the GOP winning back the House in 2022. If the GOP leaves 10 or 15 seats on the table for 2022 but shores them up for future elections fine, but don’t put 2022 at risk.

      It is not a good strategy to win 250 seats this year and then lose the House in 2024 or 2026. Better win 235 seats now and win again in the future.

    49. Meldrim says:

      Polaris: Much imitated, but never equaled.

      #10, “The Biden Troll knows how to use Google.”

      Actually, Jason, you should have written that CG can’t even Google adequately. Arizona is not the answer, as it gave Harry Truman 53.79% in 1948.

      So the question is still open:

      In the 19 presidential elections held since the end of World War II, the Democrat presidential candidate has received at least 52.0% of the vote at least once in 48 of the 50 states. Idaho is one of the states that has not given the Democrat presidential nominee 52.0% or more of the vote in any of the past 19 elections; name the other state.

    50. Meldrim says:

      The DeSantis map will give the GOP more than 18 seats, even if it’s deemed to be “18-10” because they place in the D column the Miami districts that Giménez and Salazar picked up in 2020 but which Biden would have carried very narrowly. It almost certainly would be a 20-8 map in 2022, with a chance of picking up Deutch’s CD later in the decade.

    51. Wes says:

      Idaho is the answer, Meldrim. Although Truman and Johnson both carried, neither hit 52% of the vote.

    52. Wes says:

      Damn. I just saw Idaho was Meldrim ‘s original answer.

    53. Meldrim says:

      #51, I agree with your strategy, Jason, but the GOP certainly has left quite a few seats on the table that it could have swung towards the GOP without imperiling surrounding districts (the IN-01, KY-03 and NC-02 come immediately to mind).

    54. Meldrim says:

      #55, yeah, Idaho was the one that I gave; I’m asking about the second one.

    55. Wes says:

      Going through the Wikipedia articles, I don’t see another one, Meldrim. Nebraska comes closest, but Johnson got 52.61% there. South Carolina is the only other one I could think of, but Carter topped 52% there.

    56. Tgca says:

      Wiki is not always accurate and often has a lefty bias.

      I prefer to rely on the unbiased and accurate information shared at HHR.

    57. Tgca says:

      43. Tina

      Gas in south Florida was $4.19 last week for premium. $3.49 I think for regular. I have never seen gas that high before down here.

      It almost makes me want to go out and buy a useless electric vehicle that’ll take 7 hours to recharge and $5,000 to replace a battery and $400 for battery disposal fees.

    58. Wes says:

      Even worse than Polaris’ pole unskewing was Rdelbov’s Delbov Curve.

    59. CG says:

      The second one in Arizona. I knew it right away. No research needed,

    60. Wes says:

      Truman got 53.79% there in 1948, so Arizona doesn’t meet Meldrim’s criterion, Corey.

    61. CG says:

      I thought he meant post 1948. Perhaps he did.

    62. Meldrim says:

      CG, unless World War II ended after 1948, I did not mean post-1948. Unless you have new information regarding when V-J Day really took place, the presidential elections after the end of WWII are those held from 1948 to 2020, inclusive.

    63. CG says:

      Has to be Mississippi then

    64. Tina says:

      Tg, closing in on $5.00 here.

      No end in sight.

      At least we don’t have mean tweets and leaks from the “intelligence officers” speaking to Cn and N on background.

      The same “intelligence officers” that moonlight for the CCP.

    65. CG says:

      Well, no, since Stevenson won MS.

    66. Meldrim says:

      #61, Wes, don’t forget that the Delbov Curve proved to be right in 2016, when national polls had Hillary winning handily, and she did win the national popular vote by more than 2%, yet her huge margins in CA and NY permitted Trump to win 306 EVs by carrying each of MI, WI, PA and FL (75 EVs) by less than 1.20%. So Rdelbov was four years ahead of his time.

    67. Tina says:

      Fidel Castros son, Justine Truedope, won’t sent in the military against the truckers aka racists.

    68. Meldrim says:

      #68, yeah, Adlai won MS in landslides (albeit not FDR-style landslides) in both 1952 and 1956.

      And there is another state apart from Idaho.

    69. Tina says:

      But he got 80+ million votes. When do the jebots abandon Xi Biden and stare fronting for her Thighness?

      Breitbart News
      @BreitbartNews
      ·
      9h
      Most voters say Biden will be remember as “one of the worst presidents” in U.S. history, a Rasmussen Reports survey released Wednesday revealed.

    70. CG says:

      Are you not rounding up?

      Carter won 51.9 in FL in 1976

    71. CG says:

      The Strom Thurmond showing in Florida in 1948 would make that a tricky answer.

    72. SoHope says:

      I wonder if we are going to see a SCOTUS ruling that will neuter federally required minority-majority requirements and other “civil rights” redistricting restrictions that plague the Republicans.

      We have a college affirmative action ruling coming up. If it is broad enough it may take out the racial Gerrymandering rules that prop up dems in states like MO, KY, AL, MS, SC, GA, IN, FL, TX, ect that give districts that would easily be cracked it they weren’t given special protection because of race.

    73. Tina says:

      But last week, thr uni party stated that it was imperative that we send troops to defend ukraines border, while leaving our border open so that cartels, criminals, and terrorists.

      Quote Tweet

      Chad Pergram
      @ChadPergram
      · 2m
      From colleague Jason Donner. Dem CA Rep Sherman after Ukraine briefing: American troops are not going to kill Russians. American troops are not going to be face to face with Russians..the deterrence depends..on the capacity of the Ukrainian defense

    74. TIna says:

      They don’t control the narrative anymore after mute 43 and Cheney grifters lied about Iraq and wmds.

      Felicia Sonmez
      @feliciasonmez
      · 2h
      At today’s WH and State Dept press briefings, reporters pressed for evidence to back up U.S. gov’t statements about recent events in Syria and Russia, respectively. In response, officials suggested those reporters might be more inclined to believe ISIS/the Kremlin. Yikes. 1/x

    75. CG says:

      Ok, with the “52.0” caveat, it has to be Florida.

    76. Meldrim says:

      Corey, here’s the question once again:

      “In the 19 presidential elections held since the end of World War II, the Democrat presidential candidate has received at least 52.0% of the vote at least once in 48 of the 50 states. Idaho is one of the states that has not given the Democrat presidential nominee 52.0% or more of the vote in any of the past 19 elections; name the other state.”

      Do you think that I would have written “52.0%” if I wanted to round up 51.9% to 52%? I thought that it was the other Cory who couldn’t do math.

      So, yes, the answer is Florida, which Democrats keep insisting is a solidly Democrat state despite not having given the party’s presidential nominee as much as 52.0% since 1944 (when FDR got around 70%). And, yes, the Thurmond vote in North Florida kept Truman just under 49% in 1948, but this question was “tricky” for more than just that, including how Goldwater got enough votes to keep LBJ under 52%, and how subsequent Dems to carry the state (Carter, Clinton and Obama) did so either very narrowly or relatively narrowly but with a big third-party vote.

    77. CG says:

      Good trivia question indeed. You did include the .0 which would definitely throw people off who are just used to dealing with whole numbers in regards to election results.

      I don’t recall Democrats saying Florida was a solidly D state, but has or at least had recently been a “swing” state.

    78. Wes says:

      Corey’s right. Florida it is. Truman carried FL with a plurality in 1948; Johnson won 51.15% in 1964; Carter came .07% shy of 52% in 1976.

      Although Clinton took the Sunshine State in 1996 while Obama carried it twice, neither got to 52%.

    79. Wes says:

      I honestly looked at Nebraska first, but amazingly Johnson ran better in the Cornhusker State in 1964 than in Florida.

      Goldwater must have really turned off a lot of rural Midwestern voters that year.

    80. CG says:

      I would have been more likely to believe that LBJ fell short of 52% in FL than Carter in 1976, who just barely fell short.

      Goldwater would have done very well in the “Deep South” northern part of FL, plus perhaps among new staunchly anti-Castro voters in Miami.

    81. Wes says:

      Florida hasn’t been a solidly Dem state since the ’40s. Ike carried it twice. Nixon carried it three times. It was the fourth former Confederate state to elect a GOP Senator by popular vote all the way back in 1968. Since the ’80s, Dems have won only two gubernatorial races and three presidential races. Dems have done better in Senate races because of the personal brands of Chiles, Graham, and Nelson, but Republicans began winning more such races in 1988. Florida was also the first Southern state in the ’90s to elect a GOP majority in one of its legislative houses, presaging the shift toward the GOP in the South that gained steam during the Clinton and Obama years.

    82. CG says:

      Thank you Jeb(!) Bush!

    83. Tina says:

      Wut about Pfizer and Moderna and the China Virus Vaccine?

      Townhall.com
      @townhallcom
      · 3h
      BIDEN: Gun manufacturers are “the only industry in America that is exempted from being sued, and I find it to be outrageous.”

    84. Tgca says:

      Sad! Why would an American born and raised in the US want to compete under a communist flag for a country with an atrocious human rights record that tries to undermine the US globally at every opportunity and replace it as a world power, and that released the worst pandemic in decades on the world and lied about it, and is using her to embarrass the US at the Olympics?

      I don’t buy her BS that she wants to represent both of her cultures since her mom grew up in China.

      Traitorous Bish!!!

      https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2022/02/02/meet-the-american-skier-seeking-multiple-olympic-golds-for-communist-china/

    85. Meldrim says:

      Goldwater got swamped in Dade County (very few Cubans could vote at the time, since it took at least five years of residency to be able to take the citizenship test), 64-36 (with LBJ’s vote margin in the county being more than twice his statewide margin). Goldwater actually carried not only almost all of North Florida but also much of Central Florida and even South Florida (including Broward and Palm Beach Counties). Had Goldwater gotten just 43% of the vote in Dade County instead of 36%, he would have carried the state.

    86. Cash Cow TM says:

      Walt and Cow returning from the trip to help move his sister from PA to NH and to get things organized there.

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

      Some notes:

      1. Cash Cow is apparently FAMOUS.

      LOTS of radio ads say things like “if you have ever been exposed to (X) then you may be entitled to significant Cash Cow-pensation.”

      If you have ever used (Y), then you may be entitled to significant Cash Cow-pensation.”

      I heard my name a LOT.
      (not sure what “pensation” is..)

      *************************************
      2. On way home today, we drove by Scranton PA and saw an exit sign for “President Biden Blvd.” I asked Walt did he want to exit here so he could drive on President Biden Blvd.

      Walt did not say anything but lifted one hand from the steering wheel and gave Cow the middle finger.

      ***********************************************
      3. Cow played a joke on Walt with the following riddle I asked him to answer.

      Cow: “Can you name 5 different berries?

      Walt: “Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry, Blackberry…what is another berry, Cow?”

      Cow: WILKES-BARRE!

      (that got me another middle finger)

      *******************************************
      4. I saw a sign beside the interstate highway that said “WATCH FOR STOPPED VEHICLES”.

      I told Walt that was a poor swap.
      A watch is not nearly as valuable as a stopped vehicle.

      Not even a Rolex.

      *********************************************
      5. Also while driving close to Scranton, we passed a tow truck towing a big box truck that had “U.S. MAIL” printed on its side.

      Walt said it was probably filled with more mail-in ballots from the 2020 election.

    87. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      I present to you the President of the United States(and his nursemaid). This is pitiful and dangerous!

      https://twitter.com/i/status/1488962480047108096

    88. Tgca says:

      91. Sheeps

      I’ve said it before and will say it again. Someone needs to tell Dr. Jill to cut this chit.

      She makes Biden look feeble and weak with her constant woman-handling him.

      What message does this send to the world?

      Optics matter!

    89. Meldrim says:

      I heard President Biden say that, when that ISIS terrorist blew himself up, also killing part of his family, it was “a final, desperate act of cowardness.” Clear as day–it wasn’t a slurred “cowardice.”

    90. Gordon Allen says:

      The Panhandle of Florida is like the old South. Generally registered Democrats,but conservative ones.
      Over time more have gradually shifted to Republicans by registration,and along w SW Florida is one of the most Republican area( except Tallahassee).
      Miami Dade is slowly shifting Republican,but Broward remains brutal( Democrat)

    91. Meldrim says:

      #94, that’s the conventional wisdom, but:

      1. The Pensacola area is not like the Old South, and has been trending a bit Dem of late (although it still is comfortably GOP).

      2. The rest of North Florida is indeed like the Old South, but Tallahassee is far from the only Democrat area there: There’s also black-majority Gadsden County, Gainesville and much of the rest of Alachua County, and the city of Jacksonville (which actually has turned Duval County into a Democrat county after having voted GOP for decades).

      3. Miami-Dade County used to be more GOP around 2000 than it is now, but it certainly is more GOP today than it was in 2008-2018.

      4. Broward County is still heavily Dem, with an increasing black population, but some of the Jewish areas are trending a bit GOP, and its increasing Hispanic population (including a lot of Venezuelans) is helping the GOP as well.

    92. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      If your going to claim your a different gender than what you were at birth, shouldn’t your ID documents be changed to include a current picture reflecting your new gender?

      SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Following reports that Uber has prevented some transgender and nonbinary people from being drivers or food deliverers by deeming their identification documents to be fraudulent, the San Diego City Attorney’s Office and other municipal prosecutors called on the company Thursday to release details of its verification protocols.

    93. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @NateSilver538
      The White House’s COVID messaging strategy sounds pretty incoherent. They want to “reset people’s expectations” but they don’t want to do a “hard pivot” and they also don’t want to do anything substantive like revising mask guidance

    94. Gordon Allen says:

      Meldrin: the subject was the ” Panhandle ” generally.NOT Pensacola. For decades it was Alabama South. EVERYBODY knows that.
      You might want to consider the Panhandle has many towns.
      Miami Dade might reach close to 50% Republican this fall..

    95. Phil says:

      Saw that, Tina.

      State Department hack actually had to try to answer a legit question and was appalled that the reporter didn’t just swallow his BS like he was accustomed to.

    96. Tina says:

      The resolution to censure Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger passes with support of almost every corner of the @GOP at the RNC meeting from what I could tell.

      Everyone seems to agree that Liz and Adam shouldn’t be calling themselves Republicans taking orders from Democrats.

    97. Tina says:

      Well past time to strip them from the conference

      Alex Bruesewitz
      @alexbruesewitz
      ·
      1h
      Lying Liz Cheney (who isn’t quite the biggest loser of her family she has 16% approval rating, her warmongering dad has 13%), & booster seat
      @AdamKinzinger
      have formally been censured by the
      @GOP
      at the RNC event in SLC.

      Time to kick them out of the conference
      @GOPLeader
      !

    98. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      So the New York Times, which has strongly advocated for all but ending natural gas production in the U.S., has a headline like the one below. So much for the claim solar and wind would meet Europe’s energy needs — do these idiots ever listen to their own rhetoric? And didn’t Biden promise to curtail natural gas production on public lands.

      “Natural Gas Shipments, Mostly From U.S., Ease Europe’s Energy Crunch
      As Russia squeezes supplies, a parade of tankers carrying liquefied natural gas is coming to Europe’s rescue.”

    99. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The sleaze that is CNN:

      “CNN boss Jeff Zucker and his paramour Allison Gollust had an inappropriately close friendship with former Gov. Andrew Cuomo — personally calling him to do news segments with his brother Chris Cuomo and even coaching him on what to say during his infamous COVID briefings, The Post has learned.”

    100. Tgca says:

      More American traitors!

      These two American dudes join the Chinese Olympic hockey team as useful idiots.

      They are playing for a communist country with an awful human rights record that is trying to displace their home country in the global community while lying about the worldwide pandemic they caused.

      This sickens me to see all these Americans from businessmen to politicians to sports figures selling out America to its biggest international threat for fame and fortune.

      If China ends up making good on its efforts to reunify Taiwan and we have to engage in a military conflict, will these athletes also take up arms for China against America?

      This is beyond shameful.

      https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2022/02/03/meet-the-american-hockey-players-who-are-trying-win-olympic-gold-communist-china/

    101. Gordon Allen says:

      TGCA.Pretty bad for sure.
      Be careful of identifying China as our primary threat.
      You might get some incoming

    102. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      The Reuters/Ipsos Weekly Tracking Poll has been one that has been very favorable to Joe Biden. NOT THIS WEEK’S!
      His approval/disapproval crashed to 41/56, respectively and the percentage of Democrats’ approval dropped to 71%. OUCH!!

      https://www.ipsos.com/en-us/news-polls/ipsos-core-political-presidential-approval-tracker-02032022

    103. jason says:

      CG says:
      February 3, 2022 at 5:11 pm

      Thank you Jeb(!) Bush!

      The Bident Troll still living in the 2016 primaries and still pining for the worst “frontrunner” in the history of primaries, who spent $250 million for 4 delegates.

      Better stick with your man Biden and his agenda, you backed the right horse there.

    104. jason says:

      Be careful of identifying China as our primary threat.
      You might get some incoming”

      Zzzzzz….

      Neville Allen only identifies China as a “primary threat” because the current crisis is in the Ukraine with Russia.

      The instant the crisis is actually in Taiwan with China he will be here spewing isolationist garbage, whining for “peace in our time” and saying his new magazine subscription tells him no,
      Brazil is now the “primary threat”.

    105. jason says:

      Speaking of China is anyone else not watching the Propaganda Games?

      I know, Bitter will whine in 3,2,1 that am I calling for a “boycott”, but I am not, same a woke football if you can stomach it you should watch.

    106. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      If you believe the data for the just-released January Jobs’ Report then you believe in the tooth fairy.
      On Wednesday, ADP reported a loss of about 300,000 jobs in January. Magically, two days later, the Government claims that about 450,000 new jobs were created.
      That’s nothing compared with the job revisions in November and December. Both were revised way upward. November went from about 250,000 to 650,000 and December from 150,000 to 450,000. I LMAO when I saw these revisions!
      Lastly, with all this “good” news, the unemployment rate went up by a tick to 4%.

      https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/january-payrolls-huge-beat-soaring-467k-december-revised-massively-higher-earnings

    107. Gordon Allen says:

      For someone who has his whole life been called a hawk and Russia hater its nice to be seen as rounded.
      On Quora I’ve repeatedly quoted approvingly Harry Truman in 1941: Our policy should be,if Hitler is winning aid Stalin,if Stalin is winning aid Hitler,until the last Nazi drops dead over the last Red”.And opposed Lend Lease w Russia.
      Jason would charge Truman as being Neville because he implicitly was suggesting the US stay neutral and let the SOB’s kill each other.
      You can Google Quora,which is free of charge,an opinion site and check under my name,or WW 2,and check for yourself.
      But facts don’t matter to Jason.
      I detest Russia and Russians; that’s not the same as advocating War at the drop of a hat. But serious my rep is as an extreme anti Russian, and anti CCP,and favoring increased military spending .

    108. Dylan says:

      111–I am also NOT watching the Olympics. Amongst the many iconic events that in my youth I felt transcended politics and was infused with nothing but good vibes, the Olympics is just another propaganda filled event akin to the Oscars. am just not that interested, and would rather read a book or go on a hike. Nothing against our athletes. I do hope they win gold and the ones that defected to China do not. . . .

    109. jason says:

      its nice to be seen as rounded.”

      LOL

      Gets the “Most Delusional Self Assessment Award”.

      Neville Allen is about as “well rounded” as a pitchfork.

      And of course, we are lucky that FDR was calling the shots not Truman, if Truman really thought it was ok to allow Hitler, Stalin and Japan to divvy up the world. That’s what ‘neutral” would have meant.

      I hate the New Deal and most of FDR’s policies, but I give FDR credit for lend-lease, definitely the most important and consequential policy of his administration.

    110. jason says:

      On Quora I’ve repeatedly quoted approvingly Harry Truman in 1941″

      Damm, Neville Allen subscribes to magazines, plays video games and posts on Quora.

      Don’t get jealous Tgca, but I don’t know if you can match that kind of “expertise”.

    111. DW says:

      I AM going to watch the Olympics…specifically all the USA hockey games from the 1980 Olympics.

    112. Gordon Allen says:

      Astonishing response by Jason.How did you get from my post”let Hitler, Stalin, and Japan” divide up the World” Hitler and Stalin were dedicated to destroying each other; Japan to destroying China. Totalitarian states all.Them destroying each other seems like a GOOD idea, while we re armed.You disagree??
      The 50,000 foot view is the US tipped the scales in favor of Russia and China. How has that worked out?? I don’t think very well.
      On a technical level, our weakest service by far is the Army. Fighting on the ground in Ukraine plays to our weakness(too labor intensive)
      Offshore Taiwan plays to our strengths, namely our technological edge in the Air and Sea against China.
      Importantly , we currently have nuclear superiority over China, about to disappear in 5-6 years.We absolutely don’t over Russia, so the escalatory ladder is at the moment in our favor against China, but not with Russia. If a nation fights, it should try to do so on favorable “terrain”
      I still would have preferred Russia’s and China’s rise to Great Power status delayed/destroyed long ago, along with their equally totalitarian opponents. At little cost to us. But we are where we are.
      But fighting for the pure sake of fighting,( to act tough) with no observable long term benefit to the US, in the wrong place and time, is not wise at all/
      As i said several days ago, I’m in the Reagan/Weinberger camp on military intervention, and the closely comparable Trump Doctrine;America first.

    113. NYCmike says:

      Gordon,

      His post wasn’t “Astonishing” at all. It’s been 17 years that he has been doing such “translating”.

      Just ignore him.

    114. jason says:

      Neville Allen is still trying to pick what crises and what enemies he gets to confront, but the real world (outside of magazines and video games) doesn’t work that way.

      And of course, tipping the scales in favor of Russia defeated Hitler, which was the objective. Unfortunately, Truman and Eisenhower mismanaged the aftermath, but FDR was right.

      And of course again, nobody here has advocated “fighting on the ground in Ukraine”, straw argument.

      The problem with expertise by reading magazines is that you fail to understand any of the geopolitical realities in the world.

      Maybe a couple more “forums” would help.

    115. jason says:

      His post wasn’t “Astonishing” at all. It’s been 17 years that he has been doing such “translating”. ”

      Zzzzz…all isolationists think alike?

      Just like all AFL-CIO conservatives think alike?

      What a surprise.

    116. jason says:

      As i said several days ago, I’m in the Reagan/Weinberger camp on military intervention”

      Another idiot who thinks he understands Reagan, and taking Reagan’s name in vain.

      Neville Allen’s views are the opposite of what Reagan believed in.

      Reagan didn’t believe in isolationism, surrender or defeatism. Or “peace in our time”.

      To the contrary, he believed in peace through strength. He put offensive missiles in Europe and he bankrupted tge Soviet Union in the arms race.

      Reagan was no isolationist. He spoke the language the Russians, Iranians, Chinese, etc. understood.

    117. Tina says:

      Oh Noes, the jebots favorite ambulance chaser.

      zerohedge
      @zerohedge
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      *AVENATTI CONVICTED ON TWO COUNTS FOR DANIELS’ BOOK FRAUD

    118. Tina says:

      I guess he does not include the 1 billion in China virus tests, which are made in China,

      “I made it clear, that when the federal government spends taxpayer dollars we buy American products. American products, made in America,” Joe Biden says.

    119. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag hardest hit.

      NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti was convicted Friday of charges he cheated the porn actor Stormy Daniels out of nearly $300,000 she was supposed to get for writing a book about an alleged tryst with former President Donald Trump.”

    120. Robbie says:

      The Associated Press
      @AP

      BREAKING: Former Vice President Mike Pence says he had “no right to overturn the election,” directly rebutting Donald Trump’s false claims that Pence somehow could have done something to prevent Joe Biden from taking office.

      – I’m sorry this is happening to you, Jason fraud.

    121. Bitterlaw says:

      Good thing Truman’s absurd idea on alternate aid to Stalin and Hitler was rejected. US aid to the Soviet Union helped keep it in the war. Exactly how the US could have provided aid to Hitler is not explained. Gordon must have forgotten that Hitler did have plans to confront America. There were running battles between German submarines and US naval forces in 1941. Hitler chose to declare war on the US days after Pearl Harbor.

    122. Tina says:

      Capture mission went bad.

      The Post Millennial
      @TPostMillennial
      · 3h
      Reporter to Psaki: “Do you really believe that journalists are repeating Russian & Islamic State propaganda in pursuing those questions? Will you be offering evidence of your claims with respect to what happened in Syria when they become available?”

    123. Bitterlaw says:

      Stalin was evil. Hitler was evil. Hitler was the most immediate threat to the world. That is why the US made defeating German the primary aim even though it was Japan that attacked the US.

    124. Gordon Allen says:

      Hate to interrupt the Radnor cocktail hour with a few facts: On December 7,1941 Germany was reeling from a Soviet counteroffensive ,Rommel was defeated during Operation Crusader in N Africa,and the British were bombing Germy night: NOT vice versa. Germany had failed.

    125. Tina says:

      Another congressional critter bought by the CCP.

      TheLastRefuge
      @TheLastRefuge2
      · 26m
      Pelosi Tells U.S. Olympians to Check Their Freedom and Do Not Speak Against Chinese Communist Party
      https://zpr.io/2vzjvsWS4QFW

    126. Gordon Allen says:

      And Germany was a threat to the world?? If you read something other than cliff notes( like Jason),you might know that in December 1941 Churchill visited the WH to discuss a Allied invasion of Europe in July 1942 to win the War that year. Obviously you don’t know that
      There was never any threat of Germany to the US,nor did Roosevelt think that( see above).
      As Germany had been unable to defeat the UK and USSR BEFORE the US entered the War; and they were a threat to the world??..
      That’s drivel.Go back to your happy hour.

    127. Bitterlaw says:

      I don’t drink so it is not cocktail hour. Here are a few facts. Germany was not defeated by December 7, 1941. Defeated nations do not declare war on the US.

      Operation Torch was in November 1942. Why were Allied troops landing in North Africa if Germany was already defeated there?

    128. Bitterlaw says:

      I guess it was Russians shooting at my uncle in Normandy in 1944. The Germans were not a threat by then according to Gordon.

    129. Bitterlaw says:

      Gordon lives in a gated community and probably drives a golf cart to dinner at 4:30. He is more likely to be at a cocktail party than I am.

    130. Tgca says:

      Uh oh! Like the unvaccinated, time to start putting restrictions on gays, intravenous drug users, and prostitutes to reduce the risk of spreading a much more virulent strain of HIV that is circulating out there.

      This new strain called VB is more deadly to the immune system and much more transmittable.

      I’m worried about health and safety of the 20% of LGBTQIA2S+ posters’ here. Please be careful while engaging in your promiscuity and/or lewd and lascivious behavior.

      I’m suggesting little pink triangular ID cards or chest patches or arm bands for people most at risk with this new HIV strain because I don’t think it’s fair I have to feel uncomfortable that someone around me may be carrying very contagious and a more deadly strain of HIV, even if their risk of getting sick and dying does not impact me physically. That’s not the point peeps!

      A new highly transmissible and dangerous HIV variant has been discovered in the Netherlands, confirming scientists’ worst expectations.

      “Individuals with the VB variant had a viral load (the level of the virus in the blood) between 3.5 and 5.5 times higher,”

      The rate of CD4 cell decline, which is the hallmark of immune system damage by HIV, “occurred twice as fast in individuals with the VB variant, placing them at risk of developing AIDS much more rapidly.”

      Patients with the VB strain also demonstrated an increased risk of transmitting the virus to other people.

      https://www.rt.com/news/548318-discovered-mutant-hiv-strain/

    131. jason says:

      Gordon lives in a gated community and probably drives a golf cart to dinner at 4:30. He is more likely to be at a cocktail party than I am.”

      Later he reads a magazine and plays video games for a half hour so he can maintain his “expert” status and go online to say The Third Reich was not a threat to anybody.

    132. jason says:

      – I’m sorry this is happening to you, Jason fraud.”

      Maybe Amoral Scumbag can find anything I ever wrote here where I thought Pence had the power to overturn the fraudulent election.

      No?

      Then GFY.

    133. Tgca says:

      I don’t think Germany was an immediate great threat to the US or much of a threat to the US in hindsight, if you simply look at their resources, given they ultimately ran out of supplies and defense capabilities and had military fatigue after a few years of a full European War – but how were we to really know that at that time given the unreliability of good evidence and intelligence data so in hindsight, I think the US entry into the European war was appropriate.

      Similar with Russia. Even if Reagan and Thatcher had not been around or pressured the USSR in the 80s, economically, it was inevitable the USSR detrimental fate was locked in because they definitely were not changing course to address the weakness in their system and they were bound to collapse under their archaic structure. Of course they could have used nuclear capability against the US but that would have been suicide for the USSR and they were not irrational radical ideologues Hellbent on being destroyed by a US nuclear response in-kind.

      One area where Germany was a potential threat was in their weapon development capability since they were more advanced at the time than other nations and had pretty much the world’s best scientists in the field. Had they been able to perfect their rocket capability, Europe would have suffered much more under the Germans and bought the Germans more time to replenish their dwindling stock. I still think the risk to the US from Germany was much less unless they got an atomic bomb and flew it over NYC or some other east coast state but that never occurred.

      Japan was never a real conquering threat to the US since they lacked the materials and resources to launch full invasion on mainland USA. Part of the reason they attacked us was because of the US embargo on natural resources they needed.

      All this historical war talk is just so futile at this point since we won.

      What’s more concerning is our future given we have politicians, entertainers, sportsman, and Big Business selling out our country to our biggest international threat – China.

      My, how Amerika has changed in 80 years.

    134. jason says:

      Good thing Truman’s absurd idea on alternate aid to Stalin and Hitler was rejected. US aid to the Soviet Union helped keep it in the war. Exactly how the US could have provided aid to Hitler is not explained. Gordon must have forgotten that Hitler did have plans to confront America. There were running battles between German submarines and US naval forces in 1941. Hitler chose to declare war on the US days after Pearl Harbor.”

      Bitter, maybe those facts will eventually be included in one of Neville Allen’s magazines.

    135. jason says:

      Argentina’s president offers Putin a ‘gateway to Latin America’

      “I’m certain Argentina has to stop being so dependent on the Fund and the United States and has to open up to other places, and that is where it seems to me that Russia has a very important place,” Fernandez told Putin”

      I am sure the isolationist morons will be fine with this because after all Argentina “is thousands of miles away”.

    136. jason says:

      This opinion at Redstate is close to my own. The election was fraudulent, but Pence could not have overturned the results.

      Before we get to Pence’s comments, let’s get my point of view on the record.

      “Do I believe the 2020 election was fair? No, I don’t. We know for a fact that social media companies actively colluded to suppress negative coverage of Joe Biden. Further, numerous election law changes in states such as Pennsylvania and Wisconsin were, in my view, unconstitutional. In fact, two recent court decisions in those states have stated that.

      Then, there was the issue of ballot harvesting and mass mail-in voting that came via haphazard, unnecessary election changes being put into effect due to COVID-19. People could protest in the streets for George Floyd, but we couldn’t expect them to show up and vote? Past that, the presidential debates were so heavily tilted toward Joe Biden that not a single question on foreign policy, the strongest part of Trump’s presidential record, got asked. There are many more examples I could give.

      In short, I believe there’s more than enough evidence that the deck was stacked.

      Still, sometimes moving to a different battlefield is the only way to win the war. I personally do not believe the Vice President has the right to unilaterally change the outcome of the presidential election. In fact, such an idea seems insane to me. I don’t want any official from any party having that kind of power. If there are suspicions of fraud, then it needs to be exposed at the state level and litigated. Our voting systems are decentralized for a reason, and that’s a very good thing.”

      Past that, if the idea is that Pence should have sent the results back to the states, I find that argument unconvincing as well. Even assuming he had that power, what was that going to accomplish? Pennsylvania was not going to change its results. Georgia was not going to change its results. All that would have done is give credence to the “coup” narrative. Running off a political cliff is a sure-fire way to go splat, not to accomplish anything.”

    137. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag is unhinged because his hero and icon Michael Avenatti, was convicted again.

      You know the guy Amoral Scumbag touted here for months as the paragon of virtue compared to the evil Donald Trump.

    138. Phil says:

      Robbie now 13 months and counting with nothing negative to say about his boy n the WH. Got to protect his $1000 investment. Lol

    139. Tina says:

      Bad week for amoral scumbag.

      Cnn head is fired.

      Porn lawyer convicted.

      Remember when Cn and n touted porn lawyer as President?

    140. Tina says:

      Should Trump run (I still don’t think he will), Pence will be the 2024 version of Jeb.

    141. jason says:

      “Pence will be the 2024 version of Jeb”

      Yep.

      It was ok that Pence didn’t try to deny the electors. But at the same time he should have been out there decrying a fraudulent election, he acts like he was not a victim himself.

      You can’t fence sit these issues. He should say yes I agree with Trump the election was stolen from us, but I don’t believe it was my role to overturn the results.

      By seemingly accepting the results he appears weak and kills his chances of winning the nomination.

    142. Phil says:

      NC

      The latest Republican redistricting disaster.

      NY, Illinois, NM, Maryland, Alabama, California, Michigan, Ohio, Pa., Oregon.

      That’s a minimum net gain of a14 Democratic seats.

      You can’t make this sh*t up.

      One party plays hard ball. Republicans? Don’t make me laugh. Doesn’t matter though….as long as Republicans in DC can get their invites to the Georgetown dinner parties.

    143. SoHope says:

      Damn NC maps overturned…
      NC house needs to impeach 1 or all 4 Supreme Court judges and ram through their redistrict maps unchanged while they are impeached and can’t try cases.

    144. Bitterlaw says:

      https://www.quora.com/How-many-Americans-were-killed-in-Europe-during-WW2

      Maybe Gordon can post about how all those deaths were caused by a non-threatening Germany.

    145. Tina says:

      Pence is a disgrace.

      Free Truckistan #HonkHonk
      @k_ovfefe2
      ·
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      Replying to
      @MaximusPublius
      and
      @sethjlevy
      He also waited until Trump was in the middle of giving a speech to publicly release his letter stating that he was going to roll over and submit to the steal. That’s the first anyone knew what he was doing. So sneaky and disrespectful.
      6
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      The Reckoning ? Retweeted

      Publius Maximus
      @MaximusPublius
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      Replying to
      @sethjlevy
      Pence did not deal honestly with Trump or his supporters. Up to January 6, at the GA rally a night or two before, he suggested he was on board with challenging the electors. I remember the shock and dismay when he didn’t do it, Trump seemed legit surprised.

    146. Tina says:

      I am saying Pence is a disgrace for his actions leading up to J6. He is not “clean” in this at all.

    147. Tina says:

      Don’t worry, Phil, the Biden Beotch and Mitchie will send letters.

      That should do the trick.

    148. Tina says:

      Biden’s Beotch and Frank Luntz’ tenant*

    149. Tgca says:

      It has been estimated that in the Western Hemisphere, over 5 centuries of European colonization and invasion, 75 to 100 million indigenous people have died.

      As much as we like to call out certain European nations for atrocities in WW1 and WW2, European settlers in the west have caused similar volume of deaths in their wars against indigenous people, albeit those wars may not have always been fought with artillery but more invasion and displacement, as well as cruelty.

      I think all death is awful but can we really argue that what western colonization did to indigenous people is worse than European Wars?

      Death is death no matter how we look at it in the end and the means for which the death occurred.

      Unfortunately, people have always fought, killed, and oppressed in the pursuit of their desires, and unfortunately, that will probably always be the case and we will always find ways to justify it.

      For those that believe in God and judgment day, do we really expect God will say Hitler deserves Hell for what he did but the American Founders and their offspring that enshrined AA into brutal slavery are God-loving people deserving of Heaven?

      I think it’s something we should all think about if we really wish to be fair in assessing atrocities over time.

    150. Tgca says:

      I think Trump realizes Pence alone could not overturn the election results because I’m almost certain SCOTUS would have considered that an immediate constitutional crisis and stepped in to reverse it. Trump likes to talk chit to rile folks up though.

      However, Pence could have used his position and authority to strongly oppose the results and called for other legal means to address it even if they were not successful.

      I always thought this was an issue that could not be won in time before Jan 2021 and must play out in the courts and Congress to address the vote stealing by various investigations and gathering forensic evidence.

      Trump is going to destroy Pence over this silly attack now and Pence should probably just retire from public life since 70% or so of the GOP will agree with Trump.

      I think Pence is trying to show he is his own man and stand up to Trump hoping this will buy him goodwill with voting folks but I think it will do the opposite.

      I certainly would NEVER vote for Pence, even if I knew my vote could decide the election. Integrity counts! I think Pence is weak and lacks the integrity to do the right thing.

    151. Tina says:

      Trump just flattened Pence. Why would pence go,to the Federalisf Society and address this stupidity.

      https://mobile.twitter.com/realLizUSA/status/1489796362308886531

    152. SoHope says:

      So are you saying Kamala Harris can overturn the 2024 election?

    153. SoHope says:

      Damn maybe we shouldn’t even run?

    154. Bitterlaw says:

      Careful, SoHope. The RINO hunters will get you.

    155. SoHope says:

      Meh…I blame Trump for putting the GOP in the awkward position of having to defend the undefendable

    156. jason says:

      I think Pence just made communist RINO.

      Nobody is safe.

    157. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      158. Believe the estimate was 2-3 million people in the U.S. at the time of colonization by Europeans. Besides disease, the major cause of death for indigenous people was being killed by other indigenous people. I don’t respect cultures that bury children alive so their dead leaders can have servants in the afterlife. As someone who spends a lot of time around tribal areas in the West, despite the abuses, Christianity overall provided a positive benefit.

    158. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Phil
      Wes and SoHope can correct me, but NC’s current House delegation has 13 folks in an 8(R) & 5(D) allocation.
      The NC Supreme Court struck down a proposed 10(R) & 4(D) delegation. (NC will go from 13 to 14 seats.)
      I believe the worse case scenario will be 9(R) & 5(D). Also, the NC legislative Republicans can try a mid-decade redistricting adjustment if they secure the Supreme Court in the next judicial election.

    159. jason says:

      I think all death is awful but can we really argue that what western colonization did to indigenous people is worse than European Wars?”

      Zzzzz…. more BS false equivalencies.

      Yeah, homo sapiens eventually replaced Neanderthals, but is was hardly “ethnic cleansing”.

      Over history certain groups replaced others to the detriment of one culture or another, but the colonization process was not an intentional effort of “ethnic cleansing”. It took hundreds of years for the Native American civilization to be essentially wiped out, but the process was not one of targeted extermination, the Native Americans succumbed to disease and loss of land/resources that made them viable. In Peru, Pizzaro conquered the whole Inca empire with a few hundred soldiers due to superior technology, but it wasn’t “ethnic cleansing”.

      Hitler and Stalin killed tens of millions in deliberate ethnic cleansing campaigns over just a few year in the 20th century. Milosevic killed hundreds of thousands in a year.

      Saying that colonization was “worse” is a crock of crap. And as SDC points out, the Native American culture was hardly one of peaceful Indians dancing around fires and stringing beads. They weren’t against wiping each other out and/or enslaving other tribes. The Pawnees of the Central Plains had a slave culture, and as much of a quarter of some Pacific NW tribes were composed of slaves, which was even hereditary.

      When it comes to the Holocaust, there is nothing “worse’.

    160. Tina says:

      Pence is not clean here and there was no need to rip the scab by bringing this up at the Federalist society.

      Pence on Jan 4th:

      “We’ve all got our doubts about the last election. I want to assure you, I share the concerns of millions of Americans about voting irregularities. And I promise you, come this Wednesday, we’ll have our day in Congress.”

      What did he mean by this?

    161. Tina says:

      You can make it harder by removing them from the conference.

      The Hill
      @thehill
      · 7h
      McCarthy: Cheney, Kinzinger would have “hard time ever coming back to Congress” http://hill.cm/yC7o6OT

    162. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      A small victory for the Canadian Truckers.
      Is Go Fund Me a ponzi scheme for Liberals? By trying, at first, to distribute the $9 million it had collected to charities of its choice(ie BLM, Greenpeace etc), it relented and will send back the donations directly to the donors. From Zero Hedge:

      https://www.zerohedge.com/political/gofundme-steals-9-million-canadas-freedom-convoy-truckers-under-pressure-trudeau

    163. Cash Cow TM says:

      Happy birthday Bitter!

    164. Tgca says:

      Making excuses of why westerners could slaughter and displace Native Americans because those Native Americans were not historically peaceful as well is whitewashing history. Tell that to the Native Americans who suffer to this day from the effects of historical discrimination, that the treatment of their people was just as bad as they treated each other, and see what kind of response you get.

      We’ve heard these same racist arguments about poor African nations where white people argue they were brutal to one another or sold each other into slavery too. It’s a racist whitewashing of history to make westerners feel no obligation for their historical deeds by injecting what aboutism.

      It is similar to justifying slavery to establish a successful US. Well over 10 million lived and died under savage and brutal slavery conditions, and you can’t say that the Holocaust was worse than slavery. Most AA would argue differently I bet.

      It’s not something you can compare. They were equally vile and horrific acts. It’s like saying that a slave beaten and raped daily for years did not have it as bad as someone put in a gas chamber upon arrival at Auschwitz. You really want to argue who suffered more?

      Every nation pretty much has blood on their hands historically. Whether you wiped out 5% or 75% of a targeted group, it does not matter. It’s the horrific acts that count.

      I qualified that all races and ethnicities have committed atrocities at one time or another but to say that the Holocaust was the worst of atrocities is just not true. Maybe the worst many saw in the 20th century in the Western Hemisphere but people have been subject to ghastly and violently brutal deaths for millennia that wiped out significant if not total civilizations at times.

      There is no right or wrong here on the historical instances. It’s a matter of fact that these horrific acts happened and what is considered worse is generally a matter of opinion by personal views of different groups and experiences.

      It estimated that 6 to 10 million Asians, mostly Chinese civilians died brutally from Japanese tyranny during the 1930s and early 1940s, equal to or more than the Holocaust but we don’t talk about that. Why? Because westerners focus on what they think was most important to them.

    165. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Jon Ralston is worried about how the political winds are blowing in Nevada. I think part of this has to do with Harry Reid’s passing and the stranglehold he had on unions .

      https://twitter.com/RalstonReports/status/1489674262772211712?s=20&t=J4SkTp74vMq7-9oaPDCrlg

    166. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Joe Rogan was warned that once you apologize to the Leftist mob, they will come after you more frequently and viciously. Here you go:

      https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/05/media/joe-rogan-racial-slur-apology-india-arie/index.html

      My concern is that Rogan will “go soft” on his podcast so as to not agitate the mob.

    167. Bitterlaw says:

      I’m in Manhattan for my birthday. NYC is nowhere in site. I guess he doesn’t leave Brooklyn or the Bronx.

      I learned a valuable lesson. If you drive over the George Washington Bridge and miss the exit for the Hudson River Parkway, you get on FDR Drive – which sucks.

    168. NYCmike says:

      The FDR is awesome, except when it sucks!

      Bitterlaw, a little advance notice next time! I’m at work in Jersey, and then going to my sisters house out here.

    169. Bitterlaw says:

      I usually take the route down the Hudson. Without traffic, Ridgewood to Midtown is less than 30 minutes. With traffic, it could be Wednesday.

      Where in New Jersey?

    170. Wes says:

      Ah, New Jersey–aka, Hell on Earth, the only state ever to knowingly elect a corrupt child molester to the Senate.

      I pity anyone unfortunate enough to have to exist inside that overblown cesspool’s borders.

    171. Bitterlaw says:

      New Jersey a sad history of legal slavery and a shameful history of trading with Southern slave owners.

      Wes’ beloved North Carolina survived economically for nearly 2 centuries with death camps for black slaves (called plantations). After 1865, it continued to treat blacks horribly. Now, you can rent a death camp for your wedding reception. Poland has the decency to not rent Auschwitz for social events.

      What will Wes complain about when Melendez leaves the Senate? How many traitors who took up arms against the US were elected to office? How many segregationists continues to serve well into the 20th century. North Carolina has the most overrated beaches in the world.

    172. Bitterlaw says:

      At dinner on Broadway. Lots of men drinking wine. I don’t get that at all.

    173. NYCmike says:

      Essex County, then out to Morristown.

      How is your Dad these days?

    174. NYCmike says:

      “Lots of men drinking wine. I don’t get that at all.”

      -I used to make wine with my Dad. Loved wine since I was 5 years old, the first time I was able to crowbar open a crate of grapes myself, which then allowed me to sip the finished product. As my Dad used to say “Puts hair on your chest!”.

      He also told that to my sisters in an attempt to get them NOT to drink alcohol.

    175. NYCmike says:

      Not sure why it didn’t come out, but I wrote “Hope you had a nice visit.” after that question.

    176. NYCmike says:

      Enjoy dinner!

      Burger, french fries and a Coke?

    177. Bitterlaw says:

      Gnocchi with meat sauce. Restaurant is called Azalea.

      Did is happy to see me but does not know me.

    178. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Closing Diablo results in a loss of carbon-free generation equivalent of tearing down every wind turbine or every rooftop solar panel in California. We cannot afford to move backwards on our decarbonization goals, and further entrench our reliance on polluting fossil gas.”

    179. Tina says:

      The uni party will throw everything at the truckers in Canada .

      This is a domino.

      People are tired of the Covid restrictions, which don’t work.

      Phuq the public health nazis that have been wrong since day 1.

    180. Phil says:

      The North Carolina Supreme Court threw out the legislature’s congressional districting map. They gave the legislature until February 18th to come up with another one. That one is then expected to be thrown out by the Democratic majority Court and a Court ordered plan imposed which could actually give Democrats a majority of the congressional delegation. I don’t think Wes saw this coming. It’s the Pennsylvania scenario all over again only worse.

      Add NC to NY, Illinois, NM, Oregon, Pa, Ohio, Michigan, California, Maryland where Republicans are getting punked on redistricting. In spite of well over half state legislatures being fully controlled by Republicans, Republicans will lose 10-12 seats through redistricting.

      Unbelievable.

    181. Tina says:

      Yup Phil, and they won’t deal with ballot harvesting or mail in (non absentee).

    182. Bitterlaw says:

      The Book of Mormon was hilarious and very crude. Great show.

    183. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      192. Say Bitter, how was the play entitled “Book of Koran”. Oh, they didn’t make it because it would have offended a minority group’s religious sensitivity. Bit of a double standard don’t you think?

    184. Bitterlaw says:

      SDC – I made that exact point several years ago when the show came out. I stayed away for several years for the same reason. However, the show is very offensive to many groups – especially black Africans. It makes fun of them as being overrun by AIDS oppressed by warlords and rails against the practice of genital mutilation of females. There is nothing PC about it. It was written by the South Park creators. I am amazed it is still on stage and has not been cancelled.

    185. Wes says:

      The NCGOP has a nuclear option they’re considering, Phil: impeachment.

      Once the NC House impeaches a state officeholder, that person can no longer perform hisor her duties unless acquitted by the State Senate. The NC Constitution establishes no timeline for an impeachment trial, so the House can shut down these Justices indefinitely.

      It’s not the way I’d prefer to see the process played out, but since state Democrats have declared internecine war, state Republicans need to retaliate.

    186. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      194. Actually the LDS Church was pretty good-natured in their response to the play:

      “When the musical came to Los Angeles in 2012, the LDS Church bought ad space in the show’s playbill and similar ads later appeared in productions of “The Book of Mormon” musical throughout the country. The ads said things like, “The book is always better” and “You’ve seen the play, now read the book.””

    187. DW says:

      “77% of Students at One Baltimore High School Read at an Elementary or Kindergarten Level”

      Obviously the problem is they don’t have enough money…just throw more money down this hole and see if it fixes it.

    188. Gordon Allen says:

      #197. Widespread ignorance, created and sustained by a horrendously awful education system, is the single greatest threat to the US by far, as all else follows from that.
      It helps explain Biden/Harris, Pelosi/Schumer. No remotely cogent electorate could give us them

    189. jason says:

      Widespread ignorance, created and sustained by a horrendously awful education system”

      Said by the our premier ignoramus here, who stated Adolph Hitler and the Third Reich were “not a threat”.

      I love it here.

    190. jason says:

      Gnocchi with meat sauce”

      Hold the gnocchi.

    191. Tgca says:

      It is because there is no value in education from home. There is little to no parental discipline with regards to education.

      Most of these students come from broken families where there is no discipline on studying outside school. Hoping for your child to get a better education and actually ensuring they do their schoolwork to get a better education are two different things. Teachers should not be performing parental roles.

      I remember juniors and seniors who could not do basic math like fractions, subtraction, multiplication and division.

      They did not read books either – comic books and the sports pages don’t count. Sorry!

    192. Tom says:

      197 DW – And Baltimore City spends the highest per capita amount per student of any school jurisdiction in Maryland.

    193. Tgca says:

      Opinion and education are two different things, and should not be confused.

      Many historians have opinions but it does not make them factually correct, hence, the reason many disagree often.

      Many established in the educational realm in the very early 1900s thought Einstein was full of BS and his theories were garbage but he got support from a few well known physicists that helped him get the proper access and later achieve success. Otherwise, his papers could have been buried for years, as has happened to some in the past. It’s also ironic that Einstein never won the Nobel Prize for one of the greatest theories in physics ever though the theory’s discovery was inevitable because others were working on similar paths at the ti e as well.

      There were also many educated in the late 19th century who thought pretty much everything of their day was already discovered and they lacked the insight or ingenuity to see the possibilities that have come to light over the last 100 years.

      Often, the educated are some of the most narrow-minded and easily misled as well because they believe those they think sound the smartest or have credentials are the ones to follow and they are not always open to new ideas.

      Think of those that look to Dr. Fow-chee. History will probably show this guy as one of the most incompetent scientific professionals ever. He will be the Neville Chamberlain of medicine and public health me thinks. His advisory role has been an utter failure these last few years, and I believe he may be indirectly responsible for many deaths because of his inability to seek the input and guidance of others just as or more knowledgeable then he. I see his advisory role no different than a general that foolishly advises a leader on military action that turns out disastrous.

    194. Bitterlaw says:

      SDC – The show does not make fun of Mormonism any more than Mel Brooks makes fun of Jews. The crude humor comes from avMormon who tries to make the theology more interesting by adding in Star Wars and other sci-fi stories.

    195. Tina says:

      Why did pence have to bring this sheot up?

      Manu Raju
      @mkraju
      · 1h
      Marc Short, former Pence chief of staff, says on NBC Pence didn’t say Biden was legitimately elected, which he was, because he had “significant concerns” about the election. Says he spoke up on Friday because Trump said VP could have overturned election, which he can’t do

    196. Tina says:

      Looks like Jabba the Hutt ready to eat the kids.

      Why would your campaign have kids masked next to you, while you are unmasked?

      https://twitter.com/RyanGirdusky/status/1490348338465710080?cxt=HHwWgIC9nd36464pAAAA

    197. jason says:

      Opinion and education are two different things, and should not be confused.”

      Education shapes opinion.

      If you are ignorant, you can be excused for saying Hitler was not a threat. You might not know better.

      If you are educated, there is no excuse.

    198. Tgca says:

      206

      Tina, I think you can make your point without flaming derogatory bigoted comments that come across as quite offensive.

      Sorry! But someone needs to say it so we’re not all labeled a bunch of right-winged ignorant bigots.

      I ask you to actually reflect on your comments and see how bigoted and offensive they are to the Hutt species and their gastropod lineage by derogatorily comparing them to the gapped-tooth morbidly obese rightful winner of the 2018 GA governorship, Stacey Abrams.

    199. Tom says:

      206. Tina – Abrams has already deleted the tweet with that picture, but it’s too late. The political ad writes itself.

      208. Tgca – had me going there. Well done.

    200. Tgca says:

      Educated people often make IGORENT comments and have IGORENT beliefs. We see that across the spectrum of political, economical, religious, ethnic, and gender classes of educated folks.

      Many educated left and right politicians make IGORENT comments on various ethnic groups routinely.

      Many on the right make IGORENT comments on gays or other non-traditional relationships routinely.

      Many on the left make IGORENT comments on religion routinely.

      The list goes on and on, and I don’t think either side can argue they are less IGORENT, it just depends on the topic usually.

      As an EXPERT, I am here to help set the record straight on all the IGORENT commentary.

      As an example, in post 208, I corrected Tina for making IGORENT references about gastropods by inferring Stacey Abrams is of the Hutt species.

      Clearly, Tina’s comments would earn her a period of time in animated suspension in carbonite if Jabba was still around.

    201. Gordon Allen says:

      Hitler was never a threat to the US. He couldn’t cross 20 miles of water in summer 1940 against a pretty non existent Army. By December 1941 he had been defeated in his attempt to overcome Russia and the UK,and was on the defensive across the Board.And his Armed Forces were 100% committed and overstretched.
      In Washington Roosevelt urged upon Churchill an invasion of France in July 1942.Some fear there!
      If you have any factual disagreements with any of the above,how about specifying exactly what they are.
      You are an absolute illiterate on history,and military matters who can only summon up one sentence caustic remarks,thereby exhausting your capability.
      How exactly was Hitler supposed to threaten the US?
      With twin engine bombers with a combat radius of 500 miles at most.( All fully engaged in Russia And against Britain btw).
      An Amphibious assaults across the Atlantic? With what Navy and what available ground troops exactly?
      If Hitler had defeated Russia ,his successors in several decades might have posed a threat similar to that of the USSR as a rival superpower.
      My recollection is that struggle ended in our favor. Explain to us all why you think the result would have different: I think it would be easier to defeat,especially ideologically.
      If you don’t have any substantive comments,STFU.
      When in a hole,stop digging.

    202. Tgca says:

      Based on Gordy’s post in 211, with which I agree with on certain points, as I so eloquently and EXPERTLY stated here in the past, I believe we can make our own HHR version of a Haiku – call it an A-holeKu or HHRku.

      My version is a 12 syllable 4-4-4 word sequence instead of the more formal 17 syllable Japanese 5-7-5 sequence but I’m open to other suggestions. As a math dabbler, I like the cubic nature of the 4-4-4 sequence.

      Jadon/Gordy HHRku:

      When an A-hole
      Is in a hole
      Dig no further

    203. Tgca says:

      212

      Maybe an alternative HHRku is:

      When an A-hole
      Is in a hole
      Dig no more holes

      Hmmm…

    204. Tgca says:

      213

      Another alternative of the HHRku:

      When an A-hole
      Steeped in a hole
      STOP digging Bish!

      I like this one! Like a Jersey ghetto Haiku.

    205. Tgca says:

      I think I may have found a new hobby – HHRku – to accompany:

      My fresh water aquariums
      Sudoku
      Growing my own soy beans to make fresh tofu.

    206. jason says:

      If you don’t have any substantive comments,STFU.”

      This from someone who gets his ‘substantive comments” from magazine subscriptions and video gaems.

    207. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Apparently New Mexico Senator Lujan had a stoke, so will be incapacitated until he recovers. This will further complicate the Democrats being able to pass legislation. Putting politics aside, do hope Lujan is able to make a full and complete recovery.

    208. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      218. There is nothing usual about that. Have heard that concerned troll seeks to be identified as a dodo bird.

    209. jason says:

      Give the woman a bigger shovel…

      “Stacey Abrams’ campaign said she *explicitly required* kids to put masks on so she could take hers off”

    210. jason says:

      If you watch these videos and still have confidence your vote is correctly processed, not diluted, and that only legal votes count in PA you are a moron.

    211. jason says:

      Lujan is only 49.

      But Tim Johnson D-SD had a stroke at 52 while giving an interview. At the time Dems controlled the Senate 51-49 so it was a big deal politically.

      https://pmd.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2006/POLITICS/12/13/johnson.stroke/Johnson.mp3

    212. jason says:

      I haven’t watched a second of the Olympics. I haven’t seen the medal count. This from a prior Olympics junkie that used to watch cross country skiing and curling events.

    213. DW says:

      jason, here is the only link you need for watchable Olympics coverage:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR56GJ05IMs

    214. Tgca says:

      221

      Fake videos questioning the voting process in PA is an effort to overturn the election or manufacture fear about the voting integrity in PA.

      We know PA had no level of significant fraud impacting election results because if it did, it would have shown up in North Carolina as well.

      Joe got more votes in PA because he’s from Scranton and people in PA identify better with him than an outsider like Trump.

      PERIOD! End of conversation so let’s move on.

      I am sure under oath the woman in the fake videos would testify that she misspoke or was taken out of context and that what she really meant was that PA ensures every legal vote is legitimately counted.

    215. Tgca says:

      I have not watched any of the Genocide Olympics either. It’s an offense to me. I think the US should have boycotted them.

      I am appalled how big business, politicians on both sides, celebrities, and traitorous Americans, all for the sake of money, can support China, given what’s going on right now with slavery, Taiwan threats, and their refusal to accept responsibility for the pandemic.

      When does North Korea or Afghanistan get to host the Olympics? What Americans will participate under those flags?

    216. Bitterlaw says:

      Dr. Arkoosh is out. This actually helps the GOP in PA. She loved lockdowns and she would have received the support of many suburban female voters open to that. I doubt that the tattooed biker Lt. Gov Fetterman has the same appeal.

    217. Bitterlaw says:

      That was in reference to the Senate.

    218. Tgca says:

      It’s being reported:

      Biden Admin To Fund Crack Pipe Distribution To Advance ‘Racial Equity’

      $30 million program will provide ‘smoking kits’ to vulnerable communities

      I think this is just another effort to pander and also provide an opportunity to find work in his administration for his son Hunter Biden, the smartest man Joe claims to know, as who else knows more about crack than Hunter.

      https://freebeacon.com/biden-administration/biden-admin-to-fund-crack-pipe-distribution-to-advance-racial-equity/

    219. jason says:

      It would have been fun to see Dr. Arkoosh debate Dr. Oz.

    220. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Interesting study on natural immunity:

      Abu-Raddad and his team have been tracking reinfections in Qatar for more than a year. In one study, the team analyzed about 1,300 reinfections among more than 350,000 people in Qatar. They found that a prior COVID-19 infection reduced the risk of hospitalization upon reinfection by about 90% compared with in people having their first infection.

      “These findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in December, are consistent with data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month. In that study, a prior infection reduced the risk of hospitalization during the delta surge by more than 50 times compared with in people who hadn’t had a prior infection and were not vaccinated. People who had had both a prior infection and were vaccinated had the most protection.”

    221. JeffP says:

      Thanks
      I agree corruption happened and made the 2020 election extremely suspect…Pence played it safe in his comments…he could have said a lot more…however the weak state legislators in MI, PA, WI, AZ, GA etc…did not step up…I am pretty sure they had more constitutional authority regarding electors…correct? Pence had no other choice after that…however he is damaged politically for not being more vocal about serious concerns long before January 6th. It was over by then…and that DC rally was a waste. Trump was flailing away in denial.

      …to this day…it upsets me that the campaign and GOP was not more prepared to fight the mail in ballot schemes, election rules and big money influence. I told my family in April of 2020 they were going to use mail in ballots to stop Trump. At 11:30 pm election night I knew it was over when they stopped counting…I think he thought that the SCOTUS would bail him out too.

      However…

      Trumps election is stolen mantra is a big net negative. Even though it was probably true in a couple key states…it only appeals to the angry base. It’s not a winning or unifying message in 2022 either. It’s as disgusting as HRC…I doubt he gives it up…and I doubt any other congressional or senate candidates want that to be THE issue. If he could stay on message about election integrity going forward…that is a better approach and will be help gain and not shed voters.

    222. Cash Cow TM says:

      Monkey news:

      Mickie Dolenz (of the music group the Monkees) announced he will go on tour.

    223. Cash Cow TM says:

      WV Sen. Joe Manchin (D) and the Alaska R senator endorse each other!

    224. Cash Cow TM says:

      WV BREAKING NEWS:

      WV Supreme Ct. justice and former congressman Evan Jenkins announces he will resign from the WV Supreme Ct.

      Speculation is he may run for some office.
      Possibly governor of WV in 2024?
      U.S. Senate down the road?

      Stay tuned.

      Jenkins is a good guy. Very articulate. Walt served in the legislature with him, and he likes him.

    225. Tina says:

      Breaking: Vernon Jones drops out of Ga Governors race. He endorses pursue over the dumber than a box of rocks Ga Governor.

      Jones will run for a house seat.

    226. Tina says:

      Perdue*

    227. jason says:

      I guess JeffP has given up accusing Trump of being a child molester with all the Epstein BS and now has gone back to just normal Dem and TDS talking points.

      Zzzzzzz……

    228. jason says:

      “Joe got more votes in PA because he’s from Scranton and people in PA identify better with him than an outsider like Trump.”

      They like him so much many voted for him several times. Some rose from the dead to vote for him. Others materialized from thin air. He got 99.99% of the nursing home Alzheimer vote, but that was a coincidence.

    229. JeffP says:

      Jason…how old are you? Not age but emotional maturity?

    230. Tina says:

      They need to be primaried and investigated, as applicable.

      Greg Price
      @greg_price11
      ·
      4h
      Jonah Goldberg to CNN. Stephen Hayes to NBC News. Bill Kristol raising money for Democrats. John McCain’s entire campaign staff started the Lincoln Project. Liz Cheney working with Adam Schiff to target innocent Republicans.

      Neocons have always been working against you.

    231. Tgca says:

      234. Jeff

      I agree the GOP should have been better prepared before the election, knowing that the Dems would play every dirty trick in the book due to the pandemic and lockdowns.

      As for the certification, it was always going to go through and I knew Trump did not have enough time to make a court case of fraud because that takes months or years to gather the evidence and prove fraud on this scale. Remember, over 80 cases were brought forth and NOT one dealt with evidentiary data. The courts were not going to touch this without evidence they could rely upon.

      What the GOP state legislatures could have done is protested up front that they were forced to certify by law but there was great suspicion about legitimacy, and they would certify but immediately start investigations and seek legal recourse on any fraud findings. They did not do that because my guess is they did not want to take responsibility for the consequences, including that they would be criticized for having it happen on their watch.

      All these speeches and podcasts have been nothing more for GOP consultants, politicians, and their media cronies to make money and get access pushing threats but not following through on any of them.

      That’s the shame of this! Many in the GOP have made money and gathered desired publicity off the fraud by pushing claims about it but really doing nothing to help hold others accountable. Are these people really any different than Hunter Biden selling his influence? That’s why I don’t listen to the these conservative shysters.

    232. jason says:

      JeffP says:
      February 7, 2022 at 4:10 pm

      Jason…how old are you? Not age but emotional maturity?”

      Old enough to see through Dem talking points.

      GFY.

    233. jason says:

      “. It’s as disgusting as HRC”

      After crashing and burning with the child molester BS, JeffP now tries to compare Trump with HRC.

      What is next? Hitler?

    234. jason says:

      It’s not a winning or unifying message in 2022 either. ”

      Right, Never Trumpers have the ‘unifying message”.

      Just keep allowing elections to be stolen so Dems can keep getting elected.

      Wow, what a great message.

    235. jason says:

      Jonah Goldberg to CNN. Stephen Hayes to NBC News. Bill Kristol raising money for Democrats. John McCain’s entire campaign staff started the Lincoln Project. Liz Cheney working with Adam Schiff to target innocent Republicans”

      Let’s send JeffP to Daily Kos.

    236. Tina says:

      Their “unifying” message is to work with Drats to investigate conservatives.

    237. JeffP says:

      190 that is terrible…it still shouldn’t impact a GOP led House…right?

    238. JeffP says:

      New Dem talking points…LOL

      Corruption happened in 2020 election
      Pence could have fought election results/issues more
      GOP state legislators didn’t do their duty to confront ballot fraud in their states…are weaklings
      GOP & Trump campaign should have done more regarding prevention of ballot fraud leading up to election
      If Trump will campaign on election integrity he will add voters

    239. Phil says:

      Supreme Court gives Republicans a redistricting victory in Alabama and saved a seat. Republicans didn’t gain one but didn’t lose a seat that Democrats believed they would pick up.

      Not losing a seat in a state constitutes a GOP redistricting victory these days……where the GOP is getting hammered state after state.

    240. Phil says:

      BTW, the GOP prevailed in the 5-4 decision with John Roberts naturally voting with the liberals. Thanks W.

    241. NYCmike says:

      “BTW, the GOP prevailed in the 5-4 decision with John Roberts naturally voting with the liberals. Thanks W.”

      -In 5-4 decisions, doesn’t bother me 1 bit……it really hurts in those decisions where he is the 5th vote with the liberals……but jason assured us all that he is very very conservative, like Scalia…..you know, read the law, don’t change the word mandate to tax, that sort of conservative…….

    242. NYCmike says:

      “It would have been fun to see Dr. Arkoosh debate Dr. Oz.”

      -Why?

    243. NYCmike says:

      “I haven’t watched a second of the Olympics. I haven’t seen the medal count. This from a prior Olympics junkie that used to watch cross country skiing and curling events.”

      -Agreed.

      “The Women of Hurling” calendar was a highlight every 4 years!

    244. Tina says:

      We cannot criticize Souter 2.0

      He has his fan club here.

    245. jason says:

      The Women of Hurling”

      Don’t think I want to see that….

      Photographed outside of bars at 2 AM?

    246. jason says:

      “Corruption happened in 2020 election
      Pence could have fought election results/issues more
      GOP state legislators didn’t do their duty to confront ballot fraud in their states…are weaklings
      GOP & Trump campaign should have done more regarding prevention of ballot fraud leading up to election”

      So JeffP agrees the election was stolen and that the GOP should have done more to prevent it.

      Yet his “recipe” for 2022 and 2024 is move on and do nothing so that it gets stolen again and again.

      Brilliant logic I tell you.

      Btw, how did those “bombshell allegations against Trump” in the Ghishlaine trial work out for you?

      Still discussing them with your TDS buddies? Don’t forget to check out Jonah Goldberg now that he is going to CNN.

    247. jason says:

      It would have been fun to see Dr. Arkoosh debate Dr. Oz.”

      -Why?”

      Hmmmm…..I don’t know.

      Maybe two doctors with funny names?

      Better than watching women hurling…

    248. jason says:

      We cannot criticize Souter 2.0

      He has his fan club here.”

      You rannnnngggggggg?

      Roberts is no Souter, not even close.

      Souter voted with the liberals 95% of the time. Roberts votes with the conservatives about 90% of the time.

      But maybe you can ask him to resign and have Biden appoint a real liberal, just to send a message that we can’t have RINO commies on the Supreme Court if they aren’t going to vote “the right way” 100% of the time.

    249. Tina says:

      Told yah he has a fan club.

    250. Tina says:

      Castro’s son about to do a full Fidel.

      Disclose.tv
      @disclosetv
      · 2h
      NOW – Canada’s PM Trudeau: “Individuals are trying to blockade our economy, our democracy, and our fellow citizens’ daily lives. It has to stop.”

    251. jason says:

      Told yah he has a fan club.”

      See, you are not always wrong.

    252. JeffP says:

      Definitely got that 12 year old bully thing going on.

    253. JeffP says:

      The Canadian truckers and supporters are great people. Love the Cowboys out west too. This is will go bad for the actor JT regardless of what the tyrant does.

    254. Tgca says:

      Ha! Ha!
      Ha! Ha! Ha!

      Traitorous American ice skating Bish, born in CA and that relinquished her citizenship and changed her American 1st name to a Chinese sounding name in order compete with communist China gets roasted by Chinese in social media and falls again in competition, coming in last again and pushing the Chinese to 5th place while the US placed 2nd. Over 200 million views in Chinese social media mocking her before the posts were removed. I guess the Chinese don’t like fakes either, as they brutally condemned her.

      https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/06/sports/olympics/zhu-yi-china-figure-skating.html

    255. Tgca says:

      267

      Wrong link. Sorry!

      That is older link. Here is current link where she breaks down in tears after falling twice again and placing last in competition again.

      https://www.foxnews.com/sports/olympic-us-born-chinese-figure-skater-zhu-yi-tears-falling-team-event

    256. Bitterlaw says:

      So my birthday surprise was … a broken bone in my left foot. Tripped and fell in a donut store on Saturday. Bruised and painful so I finally went to an Urgent Care yesterday. X-rays conformed fracture. I have a walking boot. I see my podiatrist on Friday. I hope I don’t need a cast.

      It’s true. Donuts are not good for your health.

    257. DW says:

      What a difference 42 years makes.

      In 1980 we were celebrating Eric Heiden and the Miracle on Ice hockey team, and today our only reason to celebrate is when the traitorous American-born switched to commie skater falls and is humiliated. Don’t take me wrong, I am glad she fell and was humiliated. But its not quite as thrilling as “the countdown going on right now…Morrow up to Silk, five seconds left the game, DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES? YES!!”

    258. jason says:

      Sorry Bitter.

      But frankly I would have come up with a more exciting explanation for the fracture.

      Not that I would ever be caught dead in a donut shop.

      But if I had slipped on a pool of venison blood at Harshbarger’s Meat Market I would have said I fell out of a deer blind or something more manly.

      “My podiatrist”… those upper crust country club Rs sure know how to live…. Bitter must have his own podiatrist, his own otorhinolaryngologist, his own gastroenterologist, his own endocrinologist, his own immunologist, etc. etc.

    259. Tina says:

      Bl, I broke a pinky toe with some dislocation. Saw the urgent care doctor for a whole 3 minutes, if that. I could not immediately get a follow up with the foot doctor.

      Had jury duty the next day. Hobbled in. I tried to get it dismissed, but the radical looking judge would not let me go. I told her that it was hard to get an appointment, especially so late in the day. She was still not buying it. I finally was dismissed by the prosecutor.

      The judge was a Beotch.

    260. Tina says:

      Desantis is right here. Enough with the drats parading as republicans. Time for the, to be removed and threatened with prosecution.

      What goes around comes around.

      Quote Tweet

      Chad Pergram
      @ChadPergram
      · 10m
      From colleague Kelly Laco. DeSantis: Liz Cheney is just totally off the rails with her nonsense..I think she’s not really a Republican in terms of terms of what she’s doing..To have a vendetta against Donald Trump..is just not something that..Republican voters are interested in

    261. Phil says:

      Missouri GOP state Senators joins with Democrats to defeat GOP redistricting plan in state senate.

      LOL

      What a stupid party. NY and NC Democrats laughing their collective asses off.

      The “fightin” Republicans. You can’t make this sh*t up.

    262. Bitterlaw says:

      Tina – I made the appointment with the podiatrist before I went to the UC. Figured I could cancel if there was no fracture. I broke the 5th metatarsal below the pinky toe. Go big or go home.

      I should have made up a better story. I have a podiatrist. I had an orthopedic surgeon but have not needed him for awhile. I have 2 eye doctors – one who watches me for diabetic eye issues and one who performed cataract surgery. I have an endocrinologist for diabetes. However, I do not have a primary care doctor since they keep retiring or leaving the practice.

    263. jason says:

      Had jury duty the next day.”

      I find my “Hang’em High” button pretty effective on getting dismissed.

    264. jason says:

      Toe pinky fractures are horrendously painful and don’t fully heal for months.

      It happened to me once during an avalanche in the New Zealand Alps or when I stubbed it getting into a shower, can’t remember which.

    265. jason says:

      Here is current link where she breaks down in tears after falling twice again and placing last in competition again.”

      Lucky she didn’t defect to N. Korea, she would have been sentenced to 50 years hard labor.

      However, the good news is nobody has yet survived 50 years.

    266. jason says:

      Barney Frank: Liz Cheney should go independent and Wyoming Democrats should back her in her House race”

      Yes, by all means.

      We will see if WY Rs back a “Dem supported” Indy.

      This is win-win-win. Cheney will be humiliated, the Never Trumpers will be humiliated and the Dems will be humiated.

    267. Phil says:

      No. Liz Cheney is standing up for democracy. She will win. I read it in Politico.

      Seriously, let’s see how many Wyoming GOPers vote for an openly Democratic backed Liz Cheney in a GE. Given the out and out stupidity of Republicans she probably thinks she has a shot. In fact, she’s probably counting on it.

    268. DW says:

      I used to be annoyed at Ken Dryden’s interruptions of Al Michaels while delivering the iconic “Do you believing in Miracles?” Here again is the transcript of Michaels and Dryden in the final ten seconds, with Dryden in brackets [ ]

      “The countdown going on right now!
      Morrow up to Silk–FIVE seconds left in the game!
      [Its over!]
      DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES? YES!!
      [Unbelievable!]”

      In a way, Dryden’s last comment expressing disbelief seems to counter Michaels’ affirmation that its okay to believe in miracles.

      But the reality is both men were simply expressing their emotions at what was the most unexpected outcome.

      Before the game Michaels and Dryden were walking over to the area, and Michaels said to Dryden that if the USA could just lose 3 to 1 to the Soviets that would be the best they could hope for.

      Michaels also shared that during the final minute of play, a producer down in the truck was going crazy shouting all sorts of gibberish into his headset, while the platform they were sitting on was shaking from the crowd jumping up and down, but he had to still call the game and keep his composure because the Soviets could still score, up to the moment Morrow got the puck up to Silk with 5 seconds left.

      Then after delivering the famous miracle line, Michaels and Dryden went silent for the next minute or so, just allowing the visuals tell the story.

      Often overlooked is the gold-medal game against Finland which was a classic in its own right.

      Michaels’ call at the end of that game was no less quality than his ‘miracle’ call in the Soviet game:

      “FIVE seconds to the gold medal! This impossible dream comes TRUE!”

      Throughout the years since 1980 some have tried to diminish the Miracle on Ice.

      They are wrong. Here is why. First six important items in the lead up to the big game:

      1) The Soviets had just played the USA in an exhibition in Madison Square Garden just before the Olympics started. It wasn’t just that it was a 10-3 thrashing, the Soviets were just playing around with team USA–like a cat who plays around with a dead mouse. It was so bad that the American players were just in awe of what they were seeing the Soviets do with the puck.

      2) No one on the American team, including coach Herb Brooks, was expecting to win against the Soviets, much less even play against the Soviets because no one expected the USA to advance out of pool play and the Soviets were in the other pool. The goal was to try to get enough upsets to advance to the medal round and get a bronze behind the USSR and the Czechs.

      3) The USA had a terrible draw. They had to start play against Sweden (who ended up getting the bronze), and then they had to play the Czechs, who were favored to get Silver. There was no time for team USA to ‘warm-up’ against weaker teams in their pool like Norway or Romania. They had to beat either the Czechs or Sweden, and at least tie one of them or they would need help from others to advance.

      4) The opening game against Sweden was nearly the end of their dream as team USA trailed 2-1 with under a minute left when Brooks pulled goalie Jim Craig for an extra attacker. Bill Baker scored on a slap shot with 27 seconds left to secure the tie, and keep hopes alive.

      5) Team USA shocked the tournament by stomping the Czech team 7-3. But this had a devastating effect on the psyche of the Soviet players. They had just trashed the USA team, and so rather than taking them seriously because they had just defeated the favorites for Silver, they instead came to believe the Czechs were nowhere near as good as they had thought, and now they could just coast all the way to the gold. No team of consequence was advancing to the medal round. This mindset was a huge mistake that contributed to the miracle.

      6) The Soviets cruised through their pool undefeated, but there were some warning signs to those paying attention. The overconfident Soviets played down to their competition in the final two games of pool play, defeating Finland only 4-2 and Canada 6-4, in both games relying on their conditioning in the 3rd period to put the games away. Herb Brooks noticed this and kept pressing his players with the idea that someone was going to beat them.

      Goliath was ready to meet David.

      Team USA was getting better and better, while the overconfident Soviets were on cruise control and not taking it seriously.

      Now as to the game itself and why it was a miracle:

      1) It is easy to focus on the shots that went in, but when you watch the game and notice the shots that did NOT go in, you have to conclude that a higher power was at work here. The USA had one shot that slowly slid right next to the post, just missing the net, but the Soviets had so many shots like this. Just after the USA took a 4-3 lead, the Soviets had a deflection that hit the post and could have easily ricocheted in, instead it went out. Over the last ten minutes of the game they kept missing over and over.

      2) The shots/saves is remarkable. Jim Craig stopped 36 out of 39 Soviet shots. The Soviet goaltenders stopped 12 out of 16 American shots. This shows how most of the game was played right out in front of Jim Craig.

      3) Yes, the USA scored FOUR goals, but the reality is THREE of them were basically gifts from the overconfident Soviets. Buzz Schneider’s goal to tie the game 1-1 was a long slap-shot at a severe angle, and Tretiak should have easily gloved it. Even Al Michaels was surprised, commenting “that’s the sort of goal you don’t expect someone like Tretiak to give up.” Then the Soviets decided to end the first period with 6 seconds left, and began skating off as Dave Christian fired a long shot on goal from center ice. The Soviet defenders just stood there as Mark Johnson charged past them. The defenders assumed Tretiak would just smother it, and who knows what Tretiak was thinking because he just shoved the puck right out to Johnson who stuffed it in with 1 second left to tie the game 2-2. Then in the third period, at the end of a rare American power play–Silk led the final charge on net, but was tripped, shoveled the puck toward the Soviet goal, but directly to a defender’s stick. Somehow the puck redirected off the defender’s stick right onto Johnson’s stick, and then in the goal. It was a slit second play that happened so fast, Michaels could barely call it. Dryden said, “it was a goal that came out of nowhere” because it was so unexpected. It is fair to call this goal a fluke.

      4) Eruzione’s game winning goal was a great shot, without question the best goal in the game, as he fired it past the defenseman, using him as a screen so the Soviet goalie didn’t see it until it was too late. But what is often overlooked is the fact that it was a broken play. The Americans were trying to move the puck up to the corner, but there was a collision, one player down on the ice, and the puck, uncontrolled, just squibbed out to the middle of the ice, right in the path of where Eruzione was going.

      So the whole thing was a confluence of circumstances that all had to come together in one moment. And it did.

      The overconfidence of the Soviets, the gradual improvement of team USA, three fluke goals allowed by the Soviets, and Jim Craig getting help from a higher power. It was true that if they played the game ten times, the Soviets would win nine. But not that night. Not that one game.

      After the gold medal game, Jim Craig is shown looking up into the crowd trying to find his father. Hard to watch that and not get choked up with emotion.

      The Miracle on Ice will never happen again.

    269. Tina says:

      Jason, same here. Painful and to this day it still hurts.

    270. JeffP says:

      It will be interesting to see how Blake Masters and JD Vance progress in their states party nomination. Tucker has been giving them airtime and I like what I hear. BTW Peter Thiel left Meta and Is all in for 2022 America First candidates…including them…that is huge plus. I think Hershel Walker is the nominee in GA and should win…I read a book he wrote on him being DID I wonder if that will come up. This election is going to be crazy again. Still way too many RINOS around. The electorate is changing as well…in team reds favor…hopefully optimistic we won’t have any Tea Party like candidates that crashed and burned. The MSM a doesn’t have the same influence as it used to have even in 2020.

    271. jason says:

      “It’s apparently not all fun and games at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

      Complaints from athletes and officials are pouring in about the alleged poor living conditions, dining options, isolating rooms, and debilitating weather conditions, according to social media posts.

      German Alpine skiing coach Christian Schwaiger criticized the catering in Beijing and raised concern about limited food options to fuel the high-performing pro athletes.”

      Communism is great!

    272. jason says:

      Of course I blame Trump for the debilitating weather conditions.

    273. Country Dick Montana says:

      FBI, NSA, USCP. All corrupt. All need to be zeroed out. Have a truth commission and tell people if they want to get their jobs back then they need to let the new GOP Congress know where the bodies are buried. Deputize Red state LEO in the mean time to protect congress. Spying on citizens and political opponents is Unamerican.

      And let any federal contractor know that they cannot hire former federal LEO.

    274. Robbie says:

      Jerry Dunleavy
      @JerryDunleav

      Quinnipiac Poll — do you agree w/ Trump claim that Pence could’ve overturned 2020 election or w/ Pence’s argument he couldn’t?

      Agree w/ Trump— 17% overall, 36% GOP, 3% Dem, 15% independents

      Agree w/ Pence— 72% overall, 52% GOP, 93% Dem, 74% independent

      – I’m sorry this is happening to you Jason Fraud.

      You’ll always have the friends you made at Deely Plaza a couple of months ago as you waited for JFK Jr. to return and declare he was running as Trump’s VP in 2024.