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    Kemp Dominates GOP Field, Raffensberger Trails in GA

    A mixed bag for candidates endorsed by Donald Trump in the state of Georgia where his favored gubernatorial candidate trails badly to incumbent Brian Kemp. On the flipside, his chosen candidate for Secretary of State, Jody Hice, holds a large lead over incumbent Brad Raffensberger. Here is the latest poll from Landmark Communications.

    GOVERNOR – GEORGIA – GOP PRIMARY (landmark)
    Brian Kemp (inc) 52%
    David Perdue 28%
    Kandiss Taylor 10%
    Catherine Davis 1%

    SEC OF STATE – GEORGIA – GOP PRIMARY (landmark)
    Jody Hice 35%
    Brad Raffensperger (inc) 18%
    David Belle Isle 10%
    TJ Hudson 3%

    US SENATE – GEORGIA – GOP PRIMARY (Landmark)
    Herschel Walker 64%
    Gary Black 9%
    Lantham Saddler 5%
    Kelvin King 4%
    Josh Clark 3%
    Jon McColumn 0%

    This poll was done April 9-10 among 660 likely primary voters. I do wonder, if given a choice, which incumbent Trump would rather see go down. It would also be curious to know whom Democrats and Stacey Abrams would rather face for Governor, an emboldened Kemp who can play the “I beat Trump” card in a General Election or a Trump loyalist?

    Posted by Dave at 8:51 am
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    1,652 Responses to “Kemp Dominates GOP Field, Raffensberger Trails in GA”

    1. Wes says:

      Assuming the validity of this poll, Kemp and Walker will win their primaries decisively while Hice and Raffensperger will go to a runoff.

      Who wins that will be interesting to see.

    2. jason says:

      while Hice and Raffensperger will go to a runoff.”

      Hard to tell from this poll. The preferences only add up to 66%.

    3. Phil says:

      Baris will be be in the field very soon with a Georgia poll on the governor’s race. He polled it earlier and said Kemp’s problem in a general vs Abrams is the fact that the polling showed there was a quarter of GOP voters who absolutely detest Kemp.

      He wants to know if those voters who Kemp would need would show up and vote for Kemp in sufficient numbers. My gut says maybe yes since they will want to in order to vote for Walker – there is huge enthusiasm there.

      Not sure on the timing of this next poll, but Baris said it would be soon.

    4. Phil says:

      …..and from the looks of Raffensberger’s approval numbers (well over 50% disapproval) it looks like in the end he will be goneso.

      Good. Useless POS.

    5. DW says:

      Situation in Ukraine is terrible. A video circulating showing the dead body of a mom of two being dragged along the street in a bag.

      Perhaps being dragged to a Russian portable crematorium?

      Oh wait, my mistake–this was a mom of two who lived in the peaceful utopia of New York City.

    6. jason says:

      Frankly, if I lived in GA and I was voting I would reluctantly vote for Kemp and then take 10 showers.

    7. mnw says:

      Imagining Tank as governor changes my mental image of Kemp from Tugboat Annie to Marilyn Monroe.

    8. Phil says:

      Rasmussen

      54% of voters believe US national security is getting worse.

      Can’t imagine how the voters arrived at that. Could it have something to do Biden’s open border?

      Naw

    9. Wes says:

      Too bad Jerry Moran is up this year:

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/2022/04/18/rick-scott-senate/

      He’d be infinitely better at this job than Rick Scott has been. I like Scott for ending Bill Nelson’s career, but Florida’s junior Senator seems not quite to understand the job of running the NRSC.

    10. Tgca says:

      2

      Does Jadon really understands what he reads? Sure looks like his Engwish comprehension gets in the way a lot.

      So Jadon claims I’m hardest hit because a link he posts shows how Zelenskyy is creating slick promotions via the internet. That’s what the actually article focuses on – being slick. At 1st I thought this piece was about Bill Clinton.

      Zelenskyy’s video productions are always slick. they say and then go on to swoon over how imaging and musical scoring his videos are and that he uses impactful phrases and delivers his lines on cue. Can he cry on cue too like Bill Clinton?

      Sounds more like a report from the Hollywood Reporter or a recognition of his acting capabilities before getting an award.

      …and the nominee for best…

      As an entertainer of the likes of Hollywood, hence, why they love him soooo much that Sean Penn wants to go fight for them, this does not surprise me. I’ve noted before that Zelenskyy is media savvy and uses it to his advantage, including propaganda.

      Where Jadon is a form over substance guy, think his adulation of Dr. Fow-chee and calling him awesome, I prefer to focus on the substance, in this case, concern over whether we are propping up ANOTHER corrupt dictator we will regret in the future or are we dealing with someone of real substance who will make meaningful change in his chithole country in the long run.

    11. Tgca says:

      Jadon’s post shows how he has bought into the Hollywood politics with his adulation for Dr. Fow-chee and now Zelenskyy, not to mention being a firm supporter of ABORTION and great defender of China.

      Anyone see a pattern here with who Jadon supports?

      Before you know it Jadon will be lecturing us on politics like many of the left in Hollywood that don’t vote…

      …oh wait! Jadon also doesn’t believe in voting anymore either. He just believes in talking about it like many Hollywood celebrities.

    12. Tgca says:

      Since Jadon has shown us he’s now on the same team as Hollywood, will:

      1. Jadon go with Sean Penn and fight side by side in Ukraine?

      2. Jadon and Penn go to Cuba and swoon about their education and healthcare system?

      3. Jadon and Penn go to Venezuela to honor Hugo Chavez’ memory and cozy up to Maduro?

      4. Jadon and any Hollywood actor of his choice go to China and swoon over its leaders and free trade and then protest American isolationism while remaining silent on Chinas’s horrendous civil rights violations.

      5. Will Jadon march in solidarity with Hollywood to support ABORTION rights and violently and excruciatingly murder babies?

    13. Gordon Allen says:

      Phil: Rasmussen has Biden soaring to 44-54,the highest since I can’t remember.
      Why Rasmussen polls on weekends, and Holiday ones to boot,escapes me.

    14. jason says:

      Is Tgca still talking about Fauci, Zelensky and Jadon to deflect from Putin’s aggression and war crimes?

      Thought so.

      Amoral Scumbag, don’t be jealous, Tgca has only been shilling for Putin for 2 months, while you have been shilling for Biden a lot longer than that.

    15. jason says:

      So far today, Tgca has said I was a communist stooge who admires Hollywood, Cuba, China, Venezuela and Sean Penn and wants to excruciatingly murder babies.

      Damm, all this before noon.

      Bitter, you are right, you will never catch up.

    16. Tgca says:

      15

      Not at all! I have numerous posts here where I called out Pootin for his evil deeds and aggression and unnecessarily starting a war. I can provide those posts to prove you wrong and catch you in lies…AGAIN…just as I proved your lies on denying you were cheerleading for Dr. Fow-chee by calling him awesome and claiming you were a BIG FAN of his.

      It’s not hard to discredit Jadon with his own words here but most here already know that.

    17. Tgca says:

      16

      If the shoe fits…

    18. Bitterlaw says:

      Tgca’s new charge is that we should not support Ukraine because Zelensky supports abortion? Is that the new test? The US will be very isolated in the world given how many countries, including the US, have legal abortion.

    19. jason says:

      remaining silent on Chinas’s horrendous civil rights violations.”

      Tgca only believes in being silent about Putin’s horrendous human rights violations.

    20. jason says:

      Does anybody promote Fauci here more than Tgca?

    21. Bitterlaw says:

      If Tgca did not type Fauci’s name, I could almost forget he still has a job.

    22. Tgca says:

      19. Bitter

      Shouldn’t you be working? You don’t want to get fired again for underperforming at work.

      …and where did I say anything about Zelenskyy and ABORTION? Please show that post where I mentioned anything about Zelenskyy’s views on ABORTION.

      I’ll make it easy for you. I only mentioned ABORTION twice on this thread, in posts 12 and 13.

      I was pointing out how much Jadon has in common with the Hollywood left.

    23. Tgca says:

      21

      YES!!!

      Jadon does!

      He admitted to being a BIG FAN, calling him AWESOME, and let’s not forget advocating for awards for the Good Doctor and staying he does not have to do this but doing so to serve his country.

      So yes, Jadon is Dr. Fow-Chee’s biggest fan at HHR…and perhaps anywhere. FINALLY! Something we can agree on.

    24. Tgca says:

      22

      Would you almost forget the 5 million that died worldwide during the pandemic, worsened by the lies, manipulation, and incompetence that Dr. Fow-chee and his friends at WHO and the Wuhan lab perpetrated?

    25. jason says:

      Bitterlaw says:
      April 18, 2022 at 1:06 pm

      If Tgca did not type Fauci’s name, I could almost forget he still has a job”

      Really.

      I defended Fauci’s role early in the pandemic, I have opposed his policies for years. Nobody has more against lockdowns and mandates here than I have.

      Tgca promotes Fauci daily here.

      I rest my case.

    26. jason says:

      Of course Tgca is a flaming hypocrite, he pretends to be critical of Fauci while talking about him daily, while at the same time never mentioning the guy who appointed Fauci and kept him until the end of his administration.

      I think secretly Tgca is a big Fauci sycophant, since he can’t stop talking about him.

      Everyone else except Amoral Scumbag has moved on from Fauci ages ago.

    27. Phil says:

      Agree wit Wes about Rick Scott.

      Useless. Huge disappointment.

    28. Annie says:

      A wonderful message from President Trump yesterday on Easter. Nuthing from Senile Joe. His ghost writer forgot it was Easter? Christianity continues to be under attack by Senile Joe and the Drats they cant even put a “Happy Easter” massage? Yikes

      “As we reflect today on Christ’s Resurrection, we are reminded that with faith, hope, and love — even death can be defeated. From our family to yours, we wish you hope, health, joy, and the peace of God, which passes all understanding. Happy Easter and may God bless and keep you.”

    29. Bitterlaw says:

      Never let go for performance issues. Received raises at every job except the last one when everybody had salaries reduced because COVID reduced the firm’s income.

    30. Tgca says:

      27

      So Jadon claims being against something by routinely posting about it is really promoting it, now claiming my posts criticizing is really me being a Dr. Fow-chee sycophant.

      So I guess Jadon owning a 3rd of the daily posts at HHR ranting against Pootin is Jadon really promoting Pootin. Therefore Jadon must really be a Pootin sycophant.

      See how that works dude?

    31. jason says:

      ‘A United States District Court judge in Florida vacated the nationwide travel mask mandate on Monday in a ruling that found the mask requirement for travel via mass transit, planes, and trains violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). The lengthy ruling explains how the Biden administration “improperly invoked the order and interpretive rule exceptions to notice and comment,” “improperly invoked the good cause exception” to such rulemaking in a manner that “was not harmless error” and how the mandate “is arbitrary and capricious because the CDC failed to adequately explain its reasoning.”

    32. jason says:

      So I guess Jadon owning a 3rd of the daily posts at HHR ranting against Pootin”

      Zzzzz.. I don’t “rant” against Putin.

      I am critical of the Putin Appeasers.

      You are the one “ranting” about Zelensky.

    33. jason says:

      Fauci’s role with the Biden Administration is quite different than it was under Trump. Everyone here understand that and has moved on from Fauci except Tgca and Amoral Scumbag, who still insist at making him the Covid God because it deflects from Putin and Biden respectively.

    34. Phil says:

      Oil has creeped above $109.

    35. Robbie says:

      CNN Breaking News
      @cnnbrk
      A federal judge in Florida has struck down the Biden administration’s mask mandate for airplanes and other public transport methods.

      – Jason fraud’s hero, Fauci, won’t be happy.

    36. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      April 18, 2022 at 2:09 pm
      Fauci’s role with the Biden Administration is quite different than it was under Trump. Everyone here understand that and has moved on from Fauci except Tgca and Amoral Scumbag, who still insist at making him the Covid God because it deflects from Putin and Biden respectively.

      – Hilarious, you fraud. You were the one who said Fauci deserved another presidential medal of freedom. I’m the one who said he should be fired. To quote your fraudulent self, “No free lunch for you”. You fell for Fauci and now you have to live with it.

    37. Robbie says:

      Ron DeSantis
      @GovRonDeSantis
      Great to see a federal judge in Florida follow the law and reject the Biden transportation mask mandate. Both airline employees and passengers deserve to have this misery end.

      – Trump supported Fauci and so it’s no surprise Jason fraud, who supports Trump unconditionally, supports Fauci as well. I guess that means Jason fraud is against DeSantis since DeSantis is anti-Fauci. Sad, Jason fraud. Just sad. You’re suck a hack.

    38. Meldrim says:

      In case some here think that “Annie” is anything other than a troll, please note that what “she” posted in #29 as President Trump’s supposed Easter message was the Easter Tweet that one of President Biden’s staffers wrote for Biden, not what President Trump Tweeted yesterday.

    39. Meldrim says:

      #38, Robbie, you are aware, of course, that the CDC mask mandate that was struck down today (by a Trump-appointed judge, BTW; whom would your girl Hillary have appointed to that slot?) was issued in February 2021 at the behest of your boy Biden.

      Let me ask you this: Do you regret donating $1,000 to Joe Biden’s presidential campaign? And, if so, is it because you wish that you could afford to donate far more than $1,000?

    40. NYCmike says:

      #38 – YOU ARE A NVT!

    41. Tina says:

      The best question right now is will the Jebot call for Biden to fire Fraudci?

      Trump has Fraudci for 9 months vs 16 months (or so) under Xi Biden.

    42. NYCmike says:

      “– Hilarious, you fraud. You were the one who said Fauci deserved another presidential medal of freedom. I’m the one who said he should be fired. To quote your fraudulent self, “No free lunch for you”. ”

      -Robbie, I have agreed with you in the past about this, as jason was pimping for Fauci long into the summer of 2020, as shown by the posts I linked to several months ago. No doubt about it.

      BUT, as your favorite President himself would say “Come on, man, get a grip!”.

    43. Tina says:

      And this is cringe. Why does the “leader of the free world” need the Easter bunny to block him from the press. The images and video are troubling.

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/04/easter-bunny-retrieves-biden-wanders-off-talk-children-blocks-press-asking-biden-questions-video/

    44. Tina says:

      For the record, I was the first here to call that he be fired.

      Yes, more came out as he knew in advance that the China virus “escaped” the lab and hid it.

      Should the Rs control the Congress, they need ro investigate Fraudci and friends.

    45. NYCmike says:

      Now, if Robbie pointed out that Biden hasn’t done any of the suggestions put forth by the A-Holes, about what SHOULD be done in Ukraine, then we could get on to some useful criticism.

    46. NYCmike says:

      “For the record, I was the first here to call that he be fired.”

      -Can’t argue against you there.

    47. Wes says:

      Damn, Robbie.

      Maybe ONCE you could acknowledge Biden is President.

    48. Bitterlaw says:

      Tina’s first complaint about Fauci was that he supported Hillary in 2016.

      Good to see you back, Tina.

    49. Bitterlaw says:

      Robbie is beyond help.

    50. DW says:

      The Mets’ starting pitchers continue to amaze. Thus far they have given up 6 earned runs in the first 10 games. They are 7-3 and could easily have been 9-1 if they had a bull pen instead of a calf pen.

      The combined ERA of the starters over the first ten games is record-breaking, better than any opening 10 games since the ERA statistic was tracked.

      And DeGrom has yet to throw a pitch.

    51. jason says:

      Jason fraud, who supports Trump unconditionally,”

      LOL

    52. jason says:

      “For the record, I was the first here to call that he be fired.”

      This is true, the reason given being that he was a “Drat”.

    53. jason says:

      “I guess that means Jason fraud is against DeSantis since DeSantis is anti-Fauci.”

      There is no cure for what ails Amoral Scumbag.

      Just hope you are never a passenger of his. Truly unhinged.

      Of course, we can turn the table on Amoral Scumbag.

      “I guess since you are unconditionally Pro-Biden, and Fauci works for Biden, you must be pro-Fauci”

    54. jason says:

      Trump has Fraudci for 9 months vs 16 months (or so) under Xi Biden.”

      Not only that. Under Trump, Fauci had zero power to implement any policy, he was merely a member of the Covid task force led by Pence and his was an advisory role. His power was derived from the MSM and from those that elevated him to God like status.

      Under Biden he DOES have powers he did not have under Trump.

      A fact ignored by Amoral Scumbag.

    55. jason says:

      Where is Skippy. His PA senate deadender has dropped to 11-1 odds.

      Time to get rich.

      Bitter, we could invest $100 from the A-hole Emergency Fund and use the $1100 to send me to MN to do a welfare check on lisab.

    56. Robbie says:

      Philip Melanchthon Wegmann
      @PhilipWegmann
      Admin Official: “Today’s court decision means CDC’s public transportation masking order is not in effect at this time. Therefore, TSA will not enforce its Security Directives and Emergency Amendment requiring mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs at this time”

      – Jason fraud, this has got to be a crushing moment for your hero, Fauci. Should he get another presidential medal of freedom just to ease his pain?

    57. Robbie says:

      It’s so funny to watch Jason fraud twist himself into a pretzel defending Trump over Fauci. Trump made Fauci. Plain and simple. We’d have never heard about Fauci if Trump hadn’t elevated him to national status. Trump stupidly turned the spotlight over to him and made him the undisputed public face of coronavirus and we had to reap the whirlwind. Trump is a clown who made the midget dictator Fauci a household name. You can’t avoid this, Jason fraud. No free lunch for you, loser.

    58. Cash Cow TM says:

      Today we got 3-4 inches of white global warming to deal with.

      More snow the further west you got and I-68 between Cumberland and Morgantown was apparently a beotch.

    59. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      58. That is a strange comment. Fauci has held his current position for decades; he was heavily involved in creating the response to the AIDS epidemic. I was favorable to him at first, but soured on him. But he would have been the natural one to turn to initially in this epidemic.

    60. Tina says:

      An unelected woman justice (trump nominee) blocked the airline mask requirement.

      – fat slob at Cn and n. Aka the jebots favorite channel.

    61. Robbie says:

      Ben Jacobs
      @Bencjacobs
      INBOX: Trump offers an anti-endorsement of Mark Brnovich in Arizona

      – Jason fraud, “It’s important that Trump go against candidates who can actually win. MYCmike has shown me the wisdom of supporting sure losers. SEND A MESSAGE!”.

    62. Robbie says:

      Varad Mehta
      @varadmehta
      Arizona is the wrong state to run on relitigating 2020. That may work elsewhere, but it’s not going to play there.

      – But, but, but Jason fraud said just the opposite. He also said Republicans should abandon the suburbs and just focus on rural areas. You’re not telling me Jason fraud’s wrong, are you?

      No free lunch for you, Jason fraud.

    63. Bitterlaw says:

      Robbie – I hate Trump as a person. However, I know that Biden is President. Both can be true.

    64. Robbie says:

      Allahpundit
      @allahpundit
      after damaging the gop’s chances of winning this seat by scaring doug ducey out of the race, trump’s about to extinguish whatever chance remains

      – This is the future Jason fraud wants. A party that can’t win because it blindly supports a maniac.

    65. Robbie says:

      Bitterlaw says:
      April 18, 2022 at 7:29 pm
      Robbie – I hate Trump as a person. However, I know that Biden is President. Both can be true.

      – Amazingly and wildly unpersuasive. Jason fraud and the other easy marks on this site clearly aren’t concerned about stopping Biden because they blindly support Trump who has no chance of beating Biden, even if he’s in a coma in 2024.

      If you don’t recognize the danger Trump represents to the Republican Party and its chances of winning in 2024, then I don’t know what to say. Trump is a destructive force and he should have been convicted for the riot he provoked in January 2021.

    66. Phil says:

      I knew it was just a matter of time before Robbie dredged up quotes from Allahpundit……. The one guy as obsessed with Trump as Robbie. I am just surprised it’s taken this long.

    67. Bitterlaw says:

      At least I got Robbie to somewhat acknowledge that Biden is President.

    68. Phil says:

      …..oh, and once again, Robbie pretends he’s worried about whether a Republican will win. Like he’s ever given a damn. The guy has never ever actually supported a Republican actually on the ballot…..but he’s worried about Republican prospects. Riiight

    69. mnw says:

      I think Trump’s anti-endorsement of AZ AG Brnovich today is another, MAJOR unforced error.

      I’m sick of Trump’s endorsements.

      If it weren’t for my revulsion at all the posters & pundits who hate Trump, I might have to reassess my support, fwiw.

    70. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      66. Robbie, almost all the polls show Trump will defeat Biden. You better start addressing Biden’s issues rather than pretending he does not exist. Who are you in favor of instead of Trump?

      From The Hill:

      Former President Trump is leading President Biden in a hypothetical 2024 match-up, according to a new Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey released exclusively to The Hill on Monday.

      “If the 2024 presidential election were held right now, the poll finds Trump getting 47 percent support compared to 41 percent for Biden. Twelve percent of voters are undecided.”

    71. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      70. I have similar feelings. Trump’s endorsements do not impress me.

    72. Cash Cow TM says:

      “An unelected woman justice (trump nominee) blocked the airline mask requirement.”
      *********************************
      Cow would say that (thankfully) a judge (finally) actually ruled to uphold current law and and U.S. Constitution.

    73. Tgca says:

      55

      BS! No one in the US looked to Pence as the authority on COVID. It was aways Dr. Fow-chee whether it was the MSM, academia, politicians, or the general public.

      Dr. Fow-chee was advising Congress and all others, not Pence.

      Dr. Fow-chee stood by Trump’s side and spoke at the numerous press conferences, answering detailed questions and not Pence.

      Saying Pence was the go to guy on COVID is like saying Kamala is the go to person on the southern border. It’s ridiculous!

      Everyone in the US knew Dr. Fow-chee was the go to guy on COVID.

      That is why Trump was threatened with consequences including by his own party if he fired the Good Doctor before the election. So for strategic reasons, Trump backed off but it was clear Trump lost favor with Dr Fow-chee months before the election and was looking for a way to fire him after the election.

    74. Tgca says:

      55

      Dr. Fow-chee has a different title now but is still the go to guy on COVID in the US as he was in 2020. Nothing has changed in tjat regard.

      Jadon is doing revisionist history to compensate for his poor judgment in putting all that faith in Dr. Fow-chee only to be mocked viciously for it later as the truth came out and we now know Dr. Fow-chee was lying and manipulating, not to mention completely wrong on the pandemic against the advice of many others in the scientific community.

      Jadon accuses others of putting Dr. Fow-chee on a pedestal when it was Jadon doing that with his absurd over the top admiration for the Good Doctor and defending him.

      Jadon tried to say he never did no such thing until I reposted all his glorifying posts similar to the Dems, catching him in a lie and then he tried to move the goal posts.

      …and this was not interpretation of Jadon’s posts. It was his own words saying he was a Big Fan of Dr. Fow-chee or that Dr. Fow-chee was awesome or that Dr. Fow-chee did not have to do this and was serving his country and that Dr. Fow-chee deserved medals.

      If those, just a few of Jadon’s posts are not idolatry and putting one on a pedestal, then nothing meets that standard. There was even one post where Jadon agreed that a lockdown should continue.

    75. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The Russian attack on Donbas has begun. The next few weeks are critical. Amazed at the toughness of the Ukrainians fighters in Maripoul.

    76. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      We will see if these predictions are correct. From the Institute of Study of War — General Jack Keane’s & General Petraeus’s group:

      “Key Takeaways

      Russian forces likely began large-scale offensive operations in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts focused on Rubizhne, Popasna, and Marinka.
      Russian forces may be able to gain ground through the heavy concentration of artillery and numbers. However, Russian operations are unlikely to be dramatically more successful than previous major offensives around Kyiv. The Russian military is unlikely to have addressed the root causes—poor coordination, the inability to conduct cross-country operations, and low morale—that impeded prior offensives.
      Successful Ukrainian counterattacks southeast of Kharkiv will likely force Russian forces to divert some units intended for the Izyum offensive, but Ukrainian forces are unlikely to completely sever Russian lines of communication north of Izyum in the coming days.
      Ukrainian defenders in Mariupol continued to hold out against heavy Russian artillery and air bombardment.”

    77. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      I have few things positive to say about Congresswoman Greene(R-GA), but this is ridiculous and dangerous. Of course the Judge in this case was nominated by Obama and is the sister of NPR’s Liberal Law Correspondent, Nina Totenberg.
      Judge Totenberg seems to put the burden of proof on Greene to prove her innocence!

      https://www.npr.org/2022/04/19/1093479545/federal-judge-says-georgia-voters-can-challenge-greenes-reelection-run

    78. Gordon Allen says:

      The trouble I developed over Trump was listening to some interviews he had w Marie Bartiroma and Gleen Beck.Other than rambling excessively,no current issue lasted long before he re litigated 2016-2020 again and again.
      As everyone knows I think he was robbed,but his backward obsession will not play well going forward.

    79. Tom says:

      I have been saying for over a year that masks are just a placebo.

      https://www.city-journal.org/the-failed-covid-policy-of-mask-mandates

    80. jason says:

      mnw will be happy. Greitens has completely faded and is now like a 12-1 underdog for the nomination on Predictit.

      https://www.predictit.org/markets/detail/7826/Whom-will-Trump-endorse-in-the-2022-Missouri-Republican-Senate-primary

    81. jason says:

      Sorry, that is incorrect. I should have said he faded as a possibility that Trump will endorse him, not the nomination.

    82. DW says:

      Thanks for that link Tom. Truth and data are not welcome in the halls of the media however, so they will continue to lie to everyone.

    83. Phil says:

      I predict the Biden Administration will backtrack on repeal of Title 42. They can’t afford to have 550,000 per month coming across the border with elections six months off. The media won’t be able to cover up that kind of border rush. I’m pretty sure I’m not exactly going out on a limb here.

    84. jason says:

      As everyone knows I think he was robbed,but his backward obsession will not play well going forward.”

      Neville Allen is ok with a stolen election?

      Yeah, let’s “move on” so it can keep happening again and again.

    85. Tom says:

      DW – Liberals never let the facts get in the way of their narratives.

    86. jason says:

      He also said Republicans should abandon the suburbs and just focus on rural area”

      LOL

      I never said that.

      Amoral Scumbag needs psychiatric help.

    87. jason says:

      here was even one post where Jadon agreed that a lockdown should continue”

      “One post”?

      That was in April of 2020 when I said I supported lockdowns of some high incidence areas for a few more weeks. In the same post I said reopen all other areas.

      GFY.

      Show me where YOU opposed that at the time.

    88. jason says:

      It’s so funny to watch Jason fraud twist himself into a pretzel defending Trump over Fauci. Trump made Fauci. Plain and simple. We’d have never heard about Fauci if Trump hadn’t elevated him to national status. Trump stupidly turned the spotlight over to him and made him the undisputed public face of coronavirus and we had to reap the whirlwind. Trump is a clown who made the midget dictator Fauci a household name. ”

      Actually, I agree with Amoral Scumbag on this and it has been my point all along. It was Trump that allowed Fauci to become the Covid spokesman. Those who are critical of Fauci but give Trump a pass are hypocrites.

      But Fauci had no actual policy power under Trump, his power was MSM driven, and he has plenty under Biden, who Amoral Scumbag supports unconditionally.

      So if Amoral Scumbag wants to be critical of Trump supporters because he appointed Fauci to the task force, why is not critical of Biden for making Fauci the Covid Czar?

    89. jason says:

      Of course Tgca keeps talking about me and Fauci so he can deflect from the fact he has his head all the way up his hero Putin’s ass.

    90. Phil says:

      3000 pieces of heavy equipment lost.

      Weaker by the day.

    91. DW says:

      Putin might just well fire a few nukes, just because he can, and is curious to see what it would do.

      Obviously he has no regard for human life be it Russians, Ukrainians, or anyone else.

      Right now, I would say its probably a 50% chance Putin decides to fire a nuke. Anybody’s guess as to the target.

    92. Gordon Allen says:

      How does obsessing over a weakened Putin’s strategic reach ,or a stolen election,help either Ukraine,or reverse the 2020 election? Roughly zero.
      Trump has to address as a Priority the current situation,and future plans to correct them.
      Election integrity is important for sure,but prioritizing the fraud of 2016 to 2020 instead is going to be a lower.
      Let’s see whose right.

    93. Phil says:

      50%

      Seems high but since he’s getting his conventional ass kicked and the image of his conventional forces has now taken such a hit. I suppose there is a chance. His conventional forces aren’t anywhere near matching his ambitions. He’s desperate and desperate people are capable of desperate things. Still, I don’t know what the target could possibly be. Target a NATO base and he’s finished. Done. Goodbye St Petersberg. Target a site in the Ukraine and he’s finished as well. To say nothing of the radiation blow back on his own troops. Also, to say nothing of a possible coup at home.

      My guess is he’s probably going to have to settle for the bloody and long protracted mess he’s gotten himself into – and he will continue to bleed.

      It was his choice. Now he’s stuck. The only reason nuclear weapons would be considered I think is because of the weak-kneed half wit is in the WH. There is no way he’d even contemplate nuclear if Trump was still in the WH. Of that I’m certain.

    94. Phil says:

      I wasn’t being literal about St Petersberg. We aren’t retaliating with nukes on a civilian target. I don’t think even Trump would target a civilian target with a nuke – but the military response would be quick immense. My worry with Biden in the WH is that he could respond with some kind of verbal ultimatum of “you do that again and we will hit Russian targets” kind of thing. I don’t believe Biden’s puppeteers would actually believe the American people would let them get away with that but that would be their preference if they thought they could politically get away with it. Yeah, they are that weak.

    95. Robbie says:

      Kirk A. Bado
      @kirk_bado
      Inbox: Trump to hold Nebraska rally with his endorsed gov candidate Charles Herbster, who was accused of sexual harassment and assault by 8 women last week and was condemned by the sitting GOP governor and every woman in the state senate.

      – Jason fraud supports Trump without question and Trump supports this pervert so Jason fraud supports this pervert.

    96. Phil says:

      No he doesn’t.

      Take a powder, Robbie.

    97. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil – I made a significant breakthrough with Robbie yesterday. He now admits that Biden is President. This could lead to a cure for TDS or at least make it manageable.

    98. Bitterlaw says:

      C

    99. Robbie says:

      Josh Kraushaar
      @HotlineJosh
      “Psychologists now deal with the anxieties of children who don’t want their classmates to see their faces. They’re suffering from mask dependency”

      – Give Fauci another presidential medal of freedom, Jason fraud?

    100. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      April 19, 2022 at 12:12 pm
      No he doesn’t.

      Take a powder, Robbie.

      – Nah. I’m going to continue to remind this forum what the shameless and irrational support of Trump and his lies have done to the health of the Republican Party and its ability to field winning conservative candidates.

    101. Tgca says:

      97

      Transitive property of equality applied to political endorsements.

      If A = B and B = C, then A = C.

      If Jadon supports Trump and Trump supports sexual assaulters, then Jadon supports sexual assaulters.

      Just remember that everything in the universe can be expressed mathematically.

    102. Robbie says:

      Bitterlaw says:
      April 19, 2022 at 12:51 pm
      Phil – I made a significant breakthrough with Robbie yesterday. He now admits that Biden is President. This could lead to a cure for TDS or at least make it manageable.

      – This forum is about Republican candidates and their abilities to win elections. Trump is a threat to the party’s ability to win and I’m going to continue to remind everyone that their shameless support for Trump and his irrational lies have damaged the ability of the party to field winning conservative candidates. He’s almost certainly going to be the nominee in 2024 so ignoring him and focusing solely on Biden is stupid.

      I don’t give a rat’s rear end about Biden, frankly. He’s a failed president and the only reason we have him is because the country was willing to vote for anyone not named Trump. Democrats could have run a can of tuna fish and beaten that scumbag Trump because the country was disgusted by him. So I’m going to continue to point out the awfulness of Trump because this forum is deep in his trance and the only way to break his hold is to repeatedly remind everyone that Trump is a destructive force in Republican electoral politics.

      And, frankly, I find your response of the last few years that you can believe two things at once to be a cop out of major proportions. Biden’s awful presidency is not an excuse to ignore the havoc Trump continues to create for the party.

    103. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      102. Meanwhile, your totally silent on the incompetency of Biden. Do you think anyone takes you seriously?

    104. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      It would be insane for Putin to use nukes in the Ukraine since Russia is, in effect, downwind of Ukraine. It would be like the U.S. nuking Canada.

      If Putin nukes Lvov or western Ukraine, he is impacting neighboring NATO countries. At that point NATO would attempt to take Putin out in a targeted strike.

    105. Tgca says:

      91

      Yes! I talk about Dr. Fow-chee because he is and has been grossly incompetent throughout this crisis for 2+ years and I will continue to criticize him up until his last day in office.

      He is indirectly responsible for many deaths in the US by his incompetent guidance and advice that he is paid to advise non-scientific professionals on so they can make safety decisions for Americans.

      Just like you rely on a doctor’s advice during a medical treatment protocol, he had a responsibility to advise and consent using good judgment. He DID NOT!!!

      Dr. Fow-chee misled, lied to, manipulated, and was grossly incorrect on numerous issues he advised POTUS, Congress, CDC, and other gubbermint officials making policy that effected hundreds of millions of Americans.

      I pray to God he is convicted and imprisoned for his lies and manipulation. He is a disgrace!

    106. Tgca says:

      I believe the 4 most serious issues facing the US at this time are as noted below and we need to address them simultaneously.

      1. Border security and ensuring the US is not overrun with illegal aliens that can dilute the American democracy and the rights of its citizens, forever changing our culture and way of life.

      2. Ensuring the pandemic abuse by all levels of gubbermint are reversed and kept checked in balance going forward so these illegal power grabs can never happen again with politicians violating laws and controlling the masses through fake emergency means.

      3. Diluting the power grabs by Big Tech in controlling mass communication and free speech in the US, thereby manipulating policy direction and propping up its desired leaders.

      4. Containing China from its continued aggression and outpacing the US on economic and military fronts that will otherwise lead to China becoming the designated world leader.

      All other issues, including the Ukrainian-Russian war pale in comparison to how the US can be drastically forever changed for the worse if we don’t address these 4 issues at some level, and soon.

    107. Wes says:

      I never thought I’d set it, but Robbie has finally admitted Biden is President after almost exactly 15 months.

    108. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      107. Fauci appears to have been involved in a cover-up of the origins of the virus, and his funding of gain of function at the Wuhan lab. Knowing how this virus emerged, and whether it was mutated in a way that made it more virulent, is critical for containing it. Fauci should be fired, and his actions subject to criminal investigation.

    109. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      104. Robbie, who is the Republican candidate you support in 2024, since you oppose Trump? Are you planning to vote for Biden again?

    110. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes – Progress has been very slow. Robbie does address me. This represents another healing step.

    111. Phil says:

      This Robbie hates Trump because he’s holding back the Republican Party at the polls is such a joke.

      Robbie has never given a sh*t about GOP prospects at the polls. Has he ever supported a Republican who is actually on the ballot? Putting aside his separate 2020 contributions to the Democratic Party and also to the sizeable one he gave to the Biden campaign, anyone remember his opposition to the Republican governor of his home state? Yeah, he crapped out on that election too.

      So just stop, Robbie, with the you are only thinking about what is best for the Republican Party poll prospects. That ship sailed a long time ago. Nobody, and I mean nobody, on here is buying any of that and haven’t for the last four or five years.

    112. Wes says:

      Former Congressman Brad Ashford (D-NE) has passed at age 72:

      https://www.ketv.com/article/brad-ashford-former-congressman-state-senator-dies-at-age-72/39760460#

      Ashford had a rather unusual political career. He first ran for Congress in 1994 but lost a GOP primary. He ran for State Senate and won from 2006 to 2012, presumably as a Democrat, though members of the Nebraska Senate are officially but not actually nonpartisan.

      In 2014, Ashford bucked the national GOP wave by unseating Congressman Lee Terry (R-NE), an eight-termer who failed to understand voters were tired of him. Subsequently Ashford himself lost reelection in 2016 to Don Bacon (R-NE). Ashford then ran again in 2020, but his primary loss to the far-left Kara Eastman–whom Bacon crushed in November–Ashford and his wife officially endorsed Bacon.

      RIP.

    113. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      So far the Russian Donbas offense has not been any sort of a blitzkrieg. The Ukrainians have pushed the Russians back on several fronts. The Ukrainians are also gaining ground around Kharkiv.

      “Ukrainian military regains control of Marinka, Donetsk Oblast. According to Ukraine’s General Staff, the Armed Forces launched a counter-offensive and drove out Russian troops from the city, which is less than 10 kilometers west of Donetsk. Marinka was last controlled by Ukraine in mid-March.”

    114. Wes says:

      Nina Totenberg’s sister (!) has ruled Georgians–by which she means a far-left advocacy group–can challenge MTG’s ability to run for Congress:

      https://www.npr.org/2022/04/19/1093479545/federal-judge-says-georgia-voters-can-challenge-greenes-reelection-run

      I don’t much care for MTG. She’s a controversial bomb thrower and nutjob whose contributions in Congress will be minimal even without Pelosi’s banana republic-style removal of her from committee assignments for a crime MTG has neither been charged with nor convicted of.

      That said, this is sheer lunacy but an activist left-wing judge. This is the kind of thing Papa Doc Duvalier would have engaged in in Haiti in the ’50s and ’60s. It shouldn’t be something seen in American jurisprudence in the 2020s.

    115. Phil says:

      Agree, Wes. This is such a slippery slope. Reminds me of the Iranian hard codes banning hundreds from the ballot during Iranian elections.

      This won’t pass judicial muster.

    116. Phil says:

      SD, so the big bad Putin military’s new offensive isn’t going through the Ukrainians like a knife through hot butter?

      Damn, I’m shocked. Shocked I tell you!

      But according to a few on this site we’re all supposed to believe that Europe could fall to Putin’s godzillian war machine unless the US immediately gets directly involved – or Europe is doomed. Doomed I tell you!

    117. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      118. Yes, it might stalemate.

      Meanwhile the U.S. and Europe agreed to continue to keep shipping weapons in to the Ukraine:

      “Scholz says Germany will continue arming Ukraine but Berlin’s capacity ‘almost exhausted.’ German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that weapons that are already familiar to Ukrainian soldiers should be supplied and his government will work with manufacturers to make it possible. Scholz said he agrees that “Russia may not win this war,” and his government will help Ukraine obtain anti-tank and air defense weapons.”

    118. Cash Cow TM says:

      OK.

      Here is the summary thus far on the Russian (Klingon) invasion of Ukraine:

      Plan A.
      Putin has his Klingons mass on Ukraine border and do “military exercises” and make demands on the Ukes to get what he wants.

      Pan A Fails.
      _____________

      Plan B.
      Putin orders the Klingons to invade the Ukes and figures he will win in 2 days, capture Kiev, Zelensky will flee country and Putin installs a stooge.

      Plan B Fails.
      And the Klingons find their @SSes in a meat grinder and take big casualties.
      ___________

      Plan C.
      Putin tells his Klingons to do mass destruction of civilian areas to demoralize the Ukes so they will wave white flag and give him what he wants.

      Plan C Fails.
      As Ukes find new ways to decimate Klingon air, land and sea hardware.
      _____________________
      Plan D.
      Putin tells his Klingons to pull back from Kiev onslaught and regroup over in eastern Ukraine so Klingons can win decisive victory and seize easter Ukraine and land bridge to Klingon occupied Crimea.

      Will Plan D work or fail?
      ************************************
      So far Putin has:
      –reunited and strengthen NATO which will soon now increase the number of member nations,
      –shown the vaunted Red army to be far less than the heretofore feared nemesis
      –lost over 3000 pieces of military (tanks, planes, ships) hardware and probably over 20,000 troops
      –had crippling economic sanctions placed on Russia

    119. DW says:

      Cow, good synopsis. It is not in the DNA of Putin to admit defeat, which is why in the end, he will resort to NUKES if all else fails.

    120. Phil says:

      Yep. Putin’s reconstitution of the Soviet Union is going great. Russian military might on exhibit. Europe definitely in Jeopardy.

    121. NYCmike says:

      “My worry with Biden in the WH…..”

      -Phil, according to the A-Holes, this shouldn’t matter.

    122. Phil says:

      DW, we were discussing the nuclear stuff earlier. The only reason it’s even a possibility is what you mentioned regarding Putin’s not wanting to admit defeat…..coupled with the fact that Biden is in the WH. Putin has no respect for the weak half wit who gets ordered around by staffers in Easter bunny suits….nor should he.

    123. Cash Cow TM says:

      Cow is sad to report that:

      Despite being:
      –double vaxxed and boosted
      –living carefully for 2 years
      –tested negative for CROWVID on April 5 in order to board plane to fly to Europe
      –doing daily CROWVID spit tests aboard ship on the Rhine for 7 days straight and all were negative
      –testing negative for CROWVID the day before we left the Netherlands to return to U.S.
      –and despite bobbing and weaving and dodging the Chinese CROWVID monster for 2 years…

      …Cow home tested positive today for CROWVID.
      The dirty b@$$t@rds finally got me.

      Mrs. Walt test negative.

      Am I the first here at HHR to get the CROWVID?
      (Don’t worry–I am wearing my mask as I type this.)
      **********************************
      Was feeling fine until scratchy throat on Friday (day returned from Europe) and sinus drainage on Sat and big sore throat. Took lots of cold and flu meds, etc. on Sat, Sun. Mon. Tues. Actually never felt horrible, and feeling pretty GOOD today–no respiratory problems, no fever, etc. Mrs. Walt wanted me to do a home test. I did and it was positive. So I did a second test of a different type. Also positive.

      I hope this will not be as bad as the Mad Cow stuff I had to deal with a few years back.
      >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
      Should I take a turn for the worse and croak, there will be papers unsealed wherein Cow’s designees will be directed to put up prewritten posts on HHR that will rock this site to it’s core.

    124. DW says:

      Cow, get well soon. Take lots of vitamin D, and alternate Vitamin C with zinc, and if you worsen at all, get some ivermectin.

    125. DW says:

      “Am I the first here at HHR to get the CROWVID?”

      Had the delta last fall.

    126. Phil says:

      Yeah, the Vitamin D is particularly important for sure.

    127. Cash Cow TM says:

      A good thing about having CROWVID is that I got out of delivering Meals on Wheels tomorrow and have a good excuse to not want to go anywhere.

      Maybe it will get me out of vacuuming, dusting and doing dishes.

    128. NYCmike says:

      “Cow, get well soon. Take lots of vitamin D, and alternate Vitamin C with zinc, and if you worsen at all, get some ivermectin.”

      -When my son and I and wife tested positive end of December, son and I had a fever for a day or so. Wife took ivermectin and really only had sniffles. Wife and I not vaccinated, son is.

      I should also point out that I did faint at one point, and smashed up my nose and forehead, but the ER sent me home after checking me out……

    129. DW says:

      Taking Ivermectin and getting better is not politically correct.

      If you refused to get all the shots and boosters, and if just ONE time you pulled your mask off before you were completely outside the doors of a Wal-Mart, you deserve to die of Covid.

      None of this taking Ivermectin and getting well stuff will do.

    130. jason says:

      Should I take a turn for the worse and croak”

      Fat chance.

      Walt survived the pestilence in Egypt, the Plague of Justinian, the Black Death, the Spanish Flu…I doubt he will be done in by Covid.

    131. Wes says:

      Right. If at least five separate ELEs couldn’t take Walt out, I doubt COVID can do it.

    132. Tgca says:

      116/117

      Agreed! Since when can a judge decide a sitting elected official who has not been charged or convicted of said crime not be eligible to otherwise be on the ballot for elected office, as decided solely by that judge?

      They are relying on 14th Amendment Section 3 which is below.

      Where are the charges of insurrection or rebellion to deny MTG to be on the ballot?

      No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

    133. Tgca says:

      I suspect that MTG will prevail on appeal. The same group tried this with Madison Cawthorn in NC and lost in court.

      If this absurd ruling were to be allowed to stand then we would have unequal justice being applied under the 14th Amendment in 2 different states for the exact legal issue brought by the same group.

      I could not imagine any appeals court of SCOTUS would not see this as a grave injustice impacting hundreds of thousands of voters or an extremely dangerous precedent it could set ripe for abuse. Think Caleefawnyuh or NY where they could look to disqualify all GOP who supported any of the Jan 6th protests.

      Approximately 140 GOP CongressCritters objected to certification of AZ and PA. Does that mean they all committed insurrection or rebellion and could be denied running for office under the 14th Amendment if you could find radical lib judges to opine as the judge did in GA?

      This is complete madness!!!

      This judge should be disbarred for such absurdity and gross misinterpretation of the Constitution.

    134. Phil says:

      It’s up to the voters to decide on the candidate they want representing them. End of story. The Supreme Court – if it gets that far – will throw this decision out in a millisecond.

    135. jason says:

      Nah. I’m going to continue to remind this forum”

      Zzz…

      F–k off Amoral Scumbag, the only thing you remind this forum is how sick in the head you are and how tiresome your M.O. is.

    136. jason says:

      “My worry with Biden in the WH…..”

      -Phil, according to the A-Holes, this shouldn’t matter.”

      Bitter, we can take a bow, it seems like we are now being referenced by the lesser beings.

      But NYC is correct that you face each crisis with the President you have, not the one you wish you had.

    137. Phil says:

      You face each crisis with the President you have

      ……and presently, that’s an extremely scary and dangerous situation. Hopefully, Joe’s insiders dressed in the Bunny Rabbit outfits can point the weak half wit in the right direction. Unfortunately, their track record over the last fifteen months isn’t exactly anything that inspires confidence. I hope Putin wasn’t paying attention yesterday as Joe was being blocked from making comments to reporters by the bunny rabbit. How pathetic was that?

    138. Bitterlaw says:

      So because Biden is a moron we should not discuss anything involving domestic or foreign affairs? Well, that pretty much shuts down HHR until at least January 20, 2025.

    139. Phil says:

      Damn, who said that?

    140. Bitterlaw says:

      You and NYC don’t want to discuss the war in Ukraine because Biden won’t do what should be done.

    141. Tom says:

      And this too shall pass. We are stronger than that.

    142. Tina says:

      Cow

      Zelenko recommends the following:

      Zinc, Quercetin, Vitamin C & D.

    143. jason says:

      Putin just loves the “let’s wait for a better President” BS.

      It’s like a free license to invade other countries and commit war crimes.

    144. Meldrim says:

      “It’s up to the voters to decide on the candidate they want representing them.”
      ___________

      Not entirely correct, Phil. If you want a 24-year-old, or a non-citizen, to represent you in the U.S. House of Representatives you’d be out of luck; the House would exclude a member-elect who does not meet the constitutional qualifications for office. The same would hold true if you wanted to be represented by someone who is disqualified pursuant to Section 3 of the 14th Amendment.

      But the thing about the constitutional qualifications for the House or Senate is that the Constitution sets forth that each house shall be the judge of the qualifications, elections and returns of its members, so it would be a majority of members of the U.S. House of Representatives, not some court in Georgia, who would have the sole say on whether that moron MTG is disqualified from being a Representative pursuant to Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. The fact that she hasn’t been charged, much less convicted, of treason are reasons why a majority of House members won’t rule her ineligible, although it should be noted that it is the House that would be the judge of whether or not she meets the qualifications and, in theory, a conviction in a court of law would not be required (or even dispositive). Another reason why the House won’t rule her ineligible is because she did nothing different from what 100+ other Republicans did on January 6 or than what dozens of Democrats did in January of 2001, 2005 and 2017.

      But the most obvious signal that a majority of members of the House won’t rule MTG to be ineligible is because JANUARY 6, 2021 HAPPENED OVER 15 MONTHS AGO AND MTG HAS NOT BEEN EXCLUDED FROM THE HOUSE FOR BEING UNQUALIFIED. If a majority of House members deemed MTG to be unqualified under the Constitution, they could exclude her today, yet they haven’t even suggested that possibility (as far as I know). And the odds that what surely will be a GOP majority in the House in 2025 will vote to exclude MTG are as close to nil as the odds of MTG being able to find the Solomon Islands on a map.

      The lawsuit to keep MTG from running for reelection should be tossed immediately, and the hack judge who ruled that the suit could proceed should be impeached.

    145. Robbie says:

      Dan Diamond
      @ddiamond
      White House official tells me they expect CDC to agree on need for appeal. Officials are worried about the long-term risk of CDC’s authority being undermined.

      – Looks like Jason fraud’s hero, Fauci, got his way.

      My guess the CDC will eventually win on appeal have the ability to reinstate a mask mandate either in mid July when cases rise again or definitely in November.

      Remember, Trump stupidly made Fauci a star (AG Bill Barr told the Ruthless podcast that) and we’re living with that mistake for years to come.

      It won’t matter is Democrats get slaughtered in November. A week or so after the election, Fauci and Walensky will reimpose a mask mandate on planes because they can, assuming it wasn’t already in place earlier.

      This won’t end until a Republicans wins the White House, but that won’t happen in 2024 since clowns like Jason fraud and determined to renominate Trump.

    146. Phil says:

      Where do you get I don’t want to discuss Ukraine, bitter? Thats all I discussed along with everyone else over the weekend. Nonstop.

      I don’t mind going over my position one last time.

      I am opposed to direct US military engagement in the Ukraine. I don’t want my son or daughter dying in a war between Ukraine and Russia or any other American’s son or daughter. I see no national security threat to America from Russia. If Russia attacks a NATO member country I favor the US fulfilling our military commitments to defend whatever nation is attacked – totally and completely and directly unleashing everything in our power to militarily defeat Putin.

      For the life of me, I don’t know what the hell else you want me to say on the matter.

    147. Phil says:

      Meldrim, I’ll have to admit, that’s a pretty good analysis.

    148. DW says:

      Scherzer had a no-hitter going through 6.2 innings…and gave up a hit and a run.

    149. jason says:

      It won’t matter is Democrats get slaughtered in November.’

      Worried, huh?

    150. jason says:

      I don’t mind going over my position one last time”

      Good.

      I hope you try honesty for a change.

    151. jason says:

      Looks like Jason fraud’s hero, Fauci, got his way.”

      Looks like Fauci convinced the guy Amoral Scumbags supports as President to get his way.

    152. jason says:

      “Remember, Trump stupidly made Fauci a star”

      This is true, but Trump never gave him the power your man Biden did.

      So GFY.

    153. jason says:

      This won’t end until a Republicans wins the White House, but that won’t happen in 2024 since clowns like Jason fraud and determined to renominate Trump.’

      Looks like Amoral Scumbag is worried sick Trump would destroy Biden or Kamala.

    154. Bitterlaw says:

      So you favor your son or daughter dying in a war with Russia but not yet. I do believe that Russia absolutely is a threat now to US interests and that it is better and will save more American lives in the long run to confront Russia more vigorously now – NFZ, massive military aid flown directly into Ukraine with fighter escorts, American tanks and artillery delivered right into Ukraine for Ukrainian troops, the most time-sensitive and up to date intel and satellite images, etc.

    155. DW says:

      I don’t have enough info to know how strong Putin’s conventional weapons of war are currently. But Putin is a serious threat because his finger hovers over the NUKE button.

    156. Phil says:

      So you favor your son or daughter dying in a war with Russia but not yet.

      If and when our interests are threatened I’d be in favor of putting our young men and women in harm’s way. Not before and certainly not in a war between two other nations. In the meantime, I’m all for sending Ukraine everything they ask for. I believe that’s pretty much the consensus opinion across the board of Americans – 75% I believe in the last Quinnipiac Poll. Hard to get that much agreement on any issue in America these days but there’s agreement there.

      As far as the “not yet” part, that assumes an inevitable Russian invasion beyond Ukraine. I haven’t seen anything over the last two months that suggests Russia is capable of pulling that off. They’re in a total quagmire in eastern Ukraine with no prospect of getting out of it – unless they want to go the nuclear route which we all discussed earlier in the day. In that case I think the numbers changes to 62% favor getting directly involved. That would be a red line for just about all of us on this forum I suspect. In any event I believe Putin is aware that would be suicide. Frankly, I think his own people might even take him out if he did anything that extreme.

    157. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Ukrainian troops have so far held the line against a broad Russian offensive in the country’s east and in some places have successfully counter-attacked, according to the General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces.

      In an operational update posted to Facebook, the general staff said while Russian forces had attacked Ukrainian forces and critical infrastructure in Kharkiv, a Russian offensive south of Izyum failed after heavy losses.

      Additionally, the Ukrainians say their troops managed to retake the town of Marinka in the Donetsk region after launching a counter-offensive there.”

    158. Phil says:

      Russia has had their finger on the nuclear button since 1947. Hence, our nuclear arsenal as the deterrence. We’ve never ever contemplated a preventive war because of that nuclear threat, however.

    159. Phil says:

      That case really blew up in every way possible, Tina.

    160. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      In a technological warfare, NATO does not need troops in the Ukraine. The “keyboard warriors” are hard at war. Rumors of British and U.S. special forces secretly in the Ukraine training the Ukrainians and helping in the use of drones, missiles, etc. is just Russian propaganda.

    161. Tina says:

      I see this site is still obsessed with Russian “military power” and war mongering.

      Dumb.

    162. Tina says:

      Phil concocted by the fib to damage trump a month before the election.

      Bondo Barr failed here again.

    163. Tina says:

      Bondo Barr made a big deal about prosecutions of the other side during 2020. Yet look at what the fib created in Michigan to damage Rs.

      Would be nice if the Rs canceled this agency. Perhaps they are stupid to realize that they are being used as Biden’s police force.

    164. Phil says:

      Tina, yeah, like everything the left does it concocted for political gain. It’s all they do.

    165. Bitterlaw says:

      Fortunately, Sweden and Finland take a realistic. View of Russian power and expansionist goals. NATO should grant membership to Finland, Sweden and Ukraine immediately. Tell Putin that as soon as Ukraine is a member, Russian forces have 3 days to withdraw to pre-war positions.

    166. NYCmike says:

      “But NYC is correct that you face each crisis with the President you have, not the one you wish you had.”

      -It usually takes a while but they come around eventually.

    167. Wes says:

      Of course via his obsession with seeing Schumer be Senate Majority Leader, Mikey has empowered Biden to fail as President, but let’s not talk about that.

    168. NYCmike says:

      As for the President we have, Robbie, “CG”, MD, Author Mendez and the rest must be besides themselves with glee to see such competent Democratic leadership in the White House.

    169. NYCmike says:

      Wes,

      How many dead horse do you have in your basement?

      It’s got to be up to at least 30 by now!

    170. NYCmike says:

      “dead horse”

      -Allow me that.

      Horses seems weird to write, no?

    171. Tina says:

      Can we mention that according to cn and n (of all places), we don’t even know if the weapons are all getting into the hands of the ukranians?

      I hope they erred with their article. But it’s the same military leadership that gave up Bagram, promote wokeness and pronouns, wanted zelinsky to flee,and are generally a day late and a dollar short.

      Not to mention the same leadership that has not won anything in a long time.

    172. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      168. By the way Bitter, Finland and Sweden have sent thousand of anti-tank weapons to Ukraine. Both are pouring military aid to the Ukraine.

      Here is what NATO has sent:

      “Shoulder-launched air defence missiles, also known as Manpads (man-portable air defence systems) are just one of the weapons that Western nations have been supplying to Ukraine. They include the infamous US-made Stinger surface-to-air missiles – scourge of Soviet aircraft during its occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s.

      Exact numbers are hard to come by. Last week Mr Wallace told the BBC the West had now delivered “thousands” of anti-tank weapons and “over a thousand” Stingers. CNN, quoting a US defence official, put the total at 17,000 anti-tank weapons and 2,000 Stingers, sent by the US and Nato allies.

      Britain and America had provided weapons to Ukraine before the invasion began on 24 February, with the UK delivering 2,000 light anti-tank missiles (Nlaws). Commenting on reports that they were already being used to destroy Russian armoured columns, Mr Wallace said “we’ve got anecdotal evidence to verify that”.”

      Russian aircraft and tanks are facing what amounts to a shooting gallery. The Russian tactics in response are like something out of the stone age

    173. jason says:

      Phil thinks appeasing Putin now will buy peace later. It won’t. It will just encourage the Russians to continue their expansionist goals and will lead to another Cold War. This is already happening btw, with the military buildup NATO is undergoing, more expenditures by NATO and non-NATO members. The risk of a wider war will increase, not decrease, if you give Putin a pass now. History is full of examples that appeasement of despots like Putin does not work, but isolationist dogma trumps all rational analysis.

    174. jason says:

      Of course via his obsession with seeing Schumer be Senate Majority Leader, Mikey has empowered Biden to fail as President, but let’s not talk about that.”

      Heh, another instance of NYC’s war with himself.

    175. Cash Cow TM says:

      From Jan 4 to April 15, 2022 about 6.6 Million Ukes have fled the country.

    176. jason says:

      NATO should grant membership to Finland, Sweden and Ukraine immediately. Tell Putin that as soon as Ukraine is a member, Russian forces have 3 days to withdraw to pre-war positions.”

      Supposedly that will start WWIII.

      I read that here from the same people that say Russia’s military could not harm a fly.

    177. jason says:

      From Jan 4 to April 15, 2022 about 6.6 Million Ukes have fled the country.”

      I guess Sweden and Finland don’t consider that an example of “winning”.

    178. Phil says:

      “Russian aircraft and tanks are facing what amounts to a shooting gallery”
      Yeah, and that’s the thing. Does anyone think the Russian military is getting stronger as time goes on? They are taking staggering losses to men and equipment day in day out. It’s going to get nothing but worse as more and more sophisticated weapons from the west arrive…and they are arriving daily.

      I don’t see how Putin’s military will be in any shape to invade other regions even if he gets out of this quagmire he’s in now….and frankly, I don’t see how he gets out of his present predicament. His military is being bled. Options?
      He could hit NATO staging areas for military supplies in Poland. That would be a really bad decision as that would trigger the full force of NATO and then he’s really f*cked. He just thinks he has problems now.

      No, Vladimir. You really sh*t the sheets when you decided to move into the Ukraine. Lousy calculation. Consequences, baby. Sucks for you. Might want to think twice before you launch any more invasions. Just be glad the Ukrainians have no air force.

    179. Phil says:

      Jason, somehow, I don’t think Putin exactly thinks he’s “getting a pass”.

      He’s not having a good time. LOL

    180. mnw says:

      I read a persuasive article today in Foreign Affairs, published yesterday IIRC, maintaining that Putin’s political support in Russia remains very high, at least for now– backed up by empirical evidence which the article cited.

      (Foreign Affairs is about as respectable as it gets out in the real world– so of course, I’ll get the ball rolling for everyone here at HHR: “Appeaser! Neville! GFY, Foreign Affairs!”)

    181. Cash Cow TM says:

      Here is a great example of MSM bias against Republicans, and for Democrats.

      Headline in Yahoo Finance by Ben Werschkul:

      “The billionaires cutting huge checks for the 2022 midterms”

      It is a 19-paragraph article.

      The first 16 paragraphs tell of big billionaire doners giving money to Republican PACs. The overall tone is that these rich Republican backers are throwing their money around to influence who gets elected (and we all “know” that is a bad thing).

      In the first sixteen paragraphs they, of course, highlight two big donors to GOP PACS, one of whom gave $40 M dollars this year!

      Then, starting at paragraph 17 they get around to
      telling about billionaires who are big backers this year to Dem. PACs and mention George Soros and say he has given $125 Million this year to them. Two more paragraphs speak of billionaires giving to Dem PACs.

      But the first 16 paragraphs are all about billionaire donors to GOP PACs.

      So if you are doing a story on how billioniares are throwing around money to inflence election results, WHY NOT LEAD WITH THE BILLIONAIRE WHO IS GIVING THE MOST MONEY TO POLITICAL PACS–GEORGE SOROS AND HIS $125 MILLION (TO DEM PACs)?

      THIS IS A BIGGER STORY THAN SOME OTHER BILLIONAIRE GIVING a paltry $40 MM TO GOP PACS. WHY NOT LEAD THE ARTICLE IN PARAGRAPH ONE WITH GEORGE SOROS AND HIS $125MM TO DEM PACS?

    182. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      183. Some Russian oligarchs are surprisingly beginning to speak out against the war. Here is the latest:

      “Some of Russia’s ultra-wealthy have begun speaking out against his invasion of Ukraine.
      While none have directly referenced the president, the rare sounds of dissent from high-profile allies signal widening resistance to Putin’s war.
      Billionaire Mikhail Fridman became the first Russian businessman to speak out, calling for an end to the “tragedy” and “bloodshed.””

    183. Cash Cow TM says:

      Phil,

      1. The Russian Klingons are only losing about 100 pieces of military hardware a day.

      2. The Uke air force is apparently growing…

      https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/the-ukrainian-air-force-just-got-bigger-it-seems-someone-gave-kyiv-more-mig-29s/ar-AAWo27F?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531&cvid=7cba54aedfd4497690ec139246a57a8b

    184. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      I am in awe of these heroic soldiers:

      “‘This could be our last message’: Ukrainian commander at Mariupol steel plant says troops ‘will not lay down weapons’
      A Ukrainian commander in the port city of Mariupol has said forces at the Azovstal steel plant “will not lay down our weapons” as fighting against Russian forces continues, The Washington Post reports.

      Major Serhiy Volyna of the 36th separate marine brigade told the paper that his soldiers would continue “to conduct combat operations and to complete our military tasks as long as we receive them”.

      In a video sent to The Post, the commander also asked world leaders to help secure the safety of people leaving Mariupol.

      He said: “This is our address to the world. This could be our last message.

      “We might only have a few days or even hours remaining.

      “Enemy forces are 10 times bigger than ours. They have control over the air, artillery, on-ground, tanks and vehicle superiority.

      “We’re defending one object, the plant where Mariupol military garrison and civilians caught up by the war are located.

      “We’re addressing the world leaders to help us. We’re asking to use the extraction procedure on us, and take us to the territory of a third country.

      “Mariupol military garrison has more than 500 wounded soldiers, and hundreds of civilians, including women and children.

      “We’re asking to provide us safety on the third country territory.”

      Russia has again given the remaining troops an ultimatum to surrender with an apparent ceasefire offer – but Sky’s Deborah Haynes, in Ukraine, says this looks set to be rejected once more.”

    185. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      JUST POSTED: “FORECASTING 2022 — This morning, POLITICO came out with its first election forecasts of the 2022 cycle. Here’s how it looks right now … The House: likely Republican. The Senate: leans Republican.”

    186. jason says:

      Jason fraud supports Trump without question”

      Unhinged.

    187. jason says:

      I read a persuasive article today in Foreign Affairs, published yesterday IIRC, maintaining that Putin’s political support in Russia remains very high, at least for now– backed up by empirical evidence which the article cited.”

      Despite mnw thinking this would be attacked, I actually believe this to be the case.

      Putin controls the media tightly, and dissension is not allowed. Plus he has made the war about “fighting Nazis” and most citizens support their troops in the field.

      So I am not really surprised Putin’s approval is high.

      However, as the war drags on approval will probably drop, as more bodies come home and more negative information gets through.

    188. Bitterlaw says:

      Terrible choice for Ukrainian forces under siege. Surrender and probably be killed OR don’t surrender and be killed.

    189. DW says:

      “as more bodies come home”

      They don’t. Russia has mobile crematoriums to deal with their dead.

    190. jason says:

      Why Putin might be popular…

      Russia shuttered independent news outlets at the start of the war and imposed new, stricter censorship laws that have restricted the Russian public’s already-limited access to verified outside information.

      Zachary Steinert-Threlkeld, assistant professor of public policy at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA, in an interview with Insider, estimated that only about 10% of Russia’s population currently has access to VPNs, or virtual private networks that encrypt information you send over the internet. Steinert-Threlkeld, who studies subnational conflicts and Ukraine, posited that those who do are mainly young, educated people living in major cities.

      That means a large portion of Russia’s population is getting their news and information exclusively from state-run media, Steinert-Threlkeld said.

      “Since the start of the war, the media landscape, you should think of something like Chinese media or North Korea. Not as extreme as North Korea, but completely state-controlled and state dictated,” he explained. “It was already state-dominated before, but at this point, there’s nothing that’s not state-approved or follows the state line because of self-censorship.”

    191. Bitterlaw says:

      Putin is wise to refer to the enemy as Nazis (it is complete BS). 20-30 million Russians died in the Great Patriotic War against Hitler. The survivors are dying away but it is still a huge point of pride for defeating the Nazis.

      When I visited the USSR in 1989, it was very common to see old men in their old uniforms with medals. I also saw old men wearing regular clothes but also wearing their medals.

    192. Phil says:

      Yeah, Putin can pretty much hide the damage to his military – both in terms of dead and wounded as well as loss of equipment – from his general population. He has complete control of Russian media. There isn’t going to be any open revolt against him, let alone any kind of coup. That’s a pipe dream. Putin is in complete control at home of the massaging. Hitler had the same thing going for him. His nation was devastated from 1943 until 1945 and due to his stranglehold of the media even he wasn’t brought down from power in spite of the fact that his failures were in open site every single day. He had to commit suicide to lose power. Putin is entirely politically safe domestically.

      Putin’s problem isn’t his political position in Russia. His problem is in real military terms. Cover up his setbacks at home? Sure….but his losses of men and equipment are real. He continues to bleed on the battlefield. His forces are being degraded at an alarming rate. That’s his real problem – and it’s a big one. Really big.

    193. Phil says:

      …and yeah, I know Hitler survived an assassination attempt in 1944…but he survived and we all know what happened to the conspirators. His control actually tightened after that.

    194. Phil says:

      A huge point of pride in defeating the Nazis.

      Absolutely true and very true that Putin is using that and incorporating that into his messaging.

    195. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil – When I went to Leningrad, I saw a memorial with an enormous number of stone blocks. Each represented 1000 who died in the siege and fight for the city. I think there were at least 500 stones.

      Stalin was pure evil. Hitler was pure evil. Together, they probably killed at least 60 million people in the Soviet Union.

    196. Phil says:

      Yeah, probably the two worst mass murderers in history.

    197. jason says:

      Yeah, probably the two worst mass murderers in history.”

      Nah, according to Tgca Zelensky is at least as bad as Stalin.

      He even once placed an opposition leader under house arrest, while Stalin only killed 60 million.

    198. jason says:

      ogether, they probably killed at least 60 million people in the Soviet Union.”

      It is estimated thagt Stalin killed 20 to 60 million all on his own.

      Hitler was responsible for another 60 million in Europe as a result of WWII.

    199. Wes says:

      Actually, while Hitler and Stalin certainly were each responsible for a huge number of deaths, Mao with his mass starvation of the Chinese people and Great Purge is likely the single worst mass murderer to lead a country in history.

    200. DW says:

      Pol Pot was perhaps the worst from a certain perspective, as he would photograph (mug-shot) the victims before torturing and killing them to reduce the surplus population. He killed between 2 and 3 million, many of them young people, far fewer than Hitler or Stalin, but he was a nasty piece of work.

    201. jason says:

      Pol Pot might win the award for killings as a percentage of the population, although Stalin is up there too.

    202. Meldrim says:

      I was about to say what Wes said in #203. Mao was the greatest mass-murderer of all time, probably directly causing the death of as many people as Stalin and Hitler combined. Here’s but a sampling:

      Mao’s Great Leap Forward ‘killed 45 million in four years’
      By Arifa Akbar, Arts Correspondent

      Friday, 17 September 2010

      Mao Zedong presided over a regime responsible for the deaths of up to 45 million people
      GETTY IMAGES

      Mao Zedong presided over a regime responsible for the deaths of up to 45 million people

      Mao Zedong, founder of the People’s Republic of China, qualifies as the greatest mass murderer in world history, an expert who had unprecedented access to official Communist Party archives said yesterday.

      Speaking at The Independent Woodstock Literary Festival, Frank Dikötter, a Hong Kong-based historian, said he found that during the time that Mao was enforcing the Great Leap Forward in 1958, in an effort to catch up with the economy of the Western world, he was responsible for overseeing “one of the worst catastrophes the world has ever known”.

      Mr Dikötter, who has been studying Chinese rural history from 1958 to 1962, when the nation was facing a famine, compared the systematic torture, brutality, starvation and killing of Chinese peasants to the Second World War in its magnitude. At least 45 million people were worked, starved or beaten to death in China over these four years; the worldwide death toll of the Second World War was 55 million.

      Mr Dikötter is the only author to have delved into the Chinese archives since they were reopened four years ago. He argued that this devastating period of history – which has until now remained hidden – has international resonance. “It ranks alongside the gulags and the Holocaust as one of the three greatest events of the 20th century…. It was like [the Cambodian communist dictator] Pol Pot’s genocide multiplied 20 times over,” he said.

      Between 1958 and 1962, a war raged between the peasants and the state; it was a period when a third of all homes in China were destroyed to produce fertiliser and when the nation descended into famine and starvation, Mr Dikötter said.

      His book, Mao’s Great Famine; The Story of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, reveals that while this is a part of history that has been “quite forgotten” in the official memory of the People’s Republic of China, there was a “staggering degree of violence” that was, remarkably, carefully catalogued in Public Security Bureau reports, which featured among the provincial archives he studied. In them, he found that the members of the rural farming communities were seen by the Party merely as “digits”, or a faceless workforce. For those who committed any acts of disobedience, however minor, the punishments were huge.

      State retribution for tiny thefts, such as stealing a potato, even by a child, would include being tied up and thrown into a pond; parents were forced to bury their children alive or were doused in excrement and urine, others were set alight, or had a nose or ear cut off. One record shows how a man was branded with hot metal. People were forced to work naked in the middle of winter; 80 per cent of all the villagers in one region of a quarter of a million Chinese were banned from the official canteen because they were too old or ill to be effective workers, so were deliberately starved to death.

      Mr Dikötter said that he was once again examining the Party’s archives for his next book, The Tragedy of Liberation, which will deal with the bloody advent of Communism in China from 1944 to 1957.

      He said the archives were already illuminating the extent of the atrocities of the period; one piece of evidence revealed that 13,000 opponents of the new regime were killed in one region alone, in just three weeks. “We know the outline of what went on but I will be looking into precisely what happened in this period, how it happened, and the human experiences behind the history,” he said.

      Mr Dikötter, who teaches at the University of Hong Kong, said while it was difficult for any historian in China to write books that are critical of Mao, he felt he could not collude with the “conspiracy of silence” in what the Chinese rural community had suffered in recent history.

      http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/maos-great-leap-forward-killed-45-million-in-four-years-2081630.html

    203. Bitterlaw says:

      Walt said that Cain was the worst killer on a percentage of population basis. He wiped out 50% of his generation when he killed Abel. Walt does not count in population tallies since Immortals don’t count.

    204. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      There were large demonstration against Putin in January 2021, and in support of an opposition leader. Given the way Putin suppresses dissent, I don’t think it can be assumed Putin is popular in Russia:

      “Chanting slogans against President Vladimir Putin, tens of thousands took to the streets Sunday across Russia to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexey Navalny, keeping up nationwide protests that have rattled the Kremlin. More than 4,700 people were detained by police, according to a monitoring group, and some were beaten.

      Russian authorities mounted a massive effort to stem the tide of demonstrations after tens of thousands rallied across the country last weekend in the largest, most widespread show of discontent that Russia had seen in years. Despite threats of jail terms, warnings to social media groups and tight police cordons, the protests again engulfed cities across Russia’s 11 time zones on Sunday.”

    205. Wes says:

      Ironically, Meldrim, fetishism of Mao exists on the political Left. They must like his policies of exterminating political dissent and want to emulate them.

    206. Gordon Allen says:

      Proportionately Pol Pot was the greatest mass murderer of all time.
      In absolute terms Mao,then Stalin,and bringing up the rear in 4th place Hitler.
      Funny,the Nazi is considered first.

    207. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      In 2020 there were massive demonstrations against the Belarus government after a rigged election. The stakes are high for Putin and the puppet leader in Belarus — if the Ukraine holds they may soon face overthrow in their own countries:

      “On 23 August, a rally of approximately 250,000 people dubbed “the march for a new Belarus” began at 14:00 in Minsk and headed towards Independence Square. Similar rallies were also organized in other cities and towns across the country. Human chains in solidarity with the Belarusian democracy movement were organized in other countries, including one that stretched from Vilnius to the border with Belarus.”

    208. Wes says:

      That’s because Nazis make good all-purpose villains thanks to their ethnonationalism and starting one of the most destructive wars in human history.

      Also, leftists like to equate the Nazis with the political Right despite any connection between the National Socialist Worker’s Party and right-leaning people in the US being a stretch at best and disingenuous at worst. Since that doesn’t work at all for the other three, the Left tends to hype the Nazis as the absolute worst offender despite the greater number of deaths caused by Mao and Stalin and the higher proportion of them caused by Pol Pot.

    209. Wes says:

      I’m just going to say if I were running for Senate–especially in an uber expensive state like CA–I would use my campaign money to say why I should be Senator rather than calling for a ban on vehicles produced by a person I have a personal grudge against:

      https://www.politico.com/news/2022/04/19/dan-odowd-senate-bid-elon-musk-00026195

    210. jason says:

      If you add up all the deaths the Nazis caused in Europe and Africa, not just the ones they killed directly, you get to some massive numbers. Over 85 million people died because of the war, and basically the Nazis and the Japanese were responsible.

      “World War II was the deadliest military conflict in history. An estimated total of 70–85 million people perished, or about 3% of the 2.3 billion (est.) people on Earth in 1940.[1] Deaths directly caused by the war (including military and civilian fatalities) are estimated at 50–56 million, with an additional estimated 19–28 million deaths from war-related disease and famine. Civilian deaths totaled 50–55 million. Military deaths from all causes totaled 21–25 million, including deaths in captivity of about 5 million prisoners of war. More than half of the total number of casualties are accounted for by the dead of the Republic of China and of the Soviet Union. The tables below give a detailed country-by-country count of human losses. Statistics on the number of military wounded are included whenever available.”

      Here is the breakdown. The scope is incredible.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_casualties

    211. jason says:

      Warnock admits he is a failure in the Senate?

      Okayyy…

      “I’m Raphael Warnock. I’m a dad, a senator, a pastor, but a magician I’m not. So in just a year in the Senate did I think I could fix Washington? Of course not.”

      This is a case where speaking the truth won’t get you votes.

    212. Gordon Allen says:

      Wes is right in reminding people that the NSADP( nazi) stood for the National Socialist German Workers Party,and next to ” Jewish Bolshevism” his prime rhetorical political enemy was ” Western plotocratic capitalism”.

    213. DW says:

      216 – and yet the left tries to paint us as the nazis.

    214. jason says:

      Suck it, Biden.

      “A street in Ukraine has been named after Boris Johnson after he was hailed for leading the international response to the Russian invasion.

      The Prime Minister was praised by Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, for his “decisive and significant support” when he earlier this month became the first G7 leader to visit Kyiv during the war.

      The UK has provided more than £450 million in defensive military aid to Ukraine in addition to around £400 million of economic and humanitarian support since Russia invaded on Feb 24.

      A council in Fontanka, just outside the port city of Odesa, is now planning to name a residential road after Mr Johnson.

      It said in a statement: “The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is one of the most principled opponents of the Russian invasion, a leader in sanctions on Russia and defence support for Ukraine. Rename Mayakovsky Street to Boris Johnson Street.”

    215. Meldrim says:

      #213, Wes, you have it backwards. That guy isn’t wasting his money talking about Musk and Tesla that he could be spending more wisely to try to get elected, he is *saving* money (and buying insurance from getting sued for defamation) in his anti-Musk and anti-Tesla campaign by filing to run for the Senate and taking advantage of lower ad rates for political ads (and, since his attacks on Musk and Tesla are “political speech” and not “commercial speech,” he gets more First Amendment protection from defamation claims).

    216. jason says:

      I think the Ukraine National University law school building should be named after Bitterlaw for his principled defense against Russian aggression.

      Yes and there should be a Jason Yupanqui Acahuana Amaru Huamanpallpa avenue too.

      And of course the Neville Allen Waste Dump.

    217. Meldrim says:

      “If you add up all the deaths the Nazis caused in Europe and Africa, not just the ones they killed directly, you get to some massive numbers.”

      _________

      True, Jason, but deaths caused by starting a war that extends far and wide are not the same as deaths that one caused by a direct policy. By that rationale, then Karl Marx is the greatest mass-murderer of all, since he developed the theory of Communism, an ideology responsible for more deaths than any other; and Muhammad would be pretty high on that list as well.

    218. Robbie says:

      New York Post
      @nypost
      Trump walks out of explosive Piers Morgan interview after being pressed on 2020 election https://trib.al/ckKqUqf

      – This is what Jason fraud wants to 2024 to be. An endless stream of Trump yapping about how he won in 2020 (he didn’t). That should really persuade voters.

    219. NYCmike says:

      Robbie,

      You are a kook! L O L ! !

      No way you pilot an airplane!

    220. DW says:

      218 – maybe Zelensky can name a public toilet for Biden.

    221. DW says:

      NYCMike, how about the Mets thus far? Starting pitchers have 0 losses, and have given up only 11 earned runs in 12 games.

    222. Robbie says:

      Danielle Decker Jones
      @djtweets
      He (Trump) also calls Mitch McConnell “stupid” and Mike Pence “foolish and weak.”

      – Jason fraud pumps his fist in the air and yells “SEND A MESSAGE!”.

    223. Robbie says:

      NYCmike says:
      April 20, 2022 at 4:39 pm
      Robbie,

      You are a kook! L O L ! !

      No way you pilot an airplane!

      – No way you have an IQ high enough to vote.

    224. Tgca says:

      You are all WRONG!!!

      ABORTIONISTS have killed more than any in history. They may not be one person or of a single dictatorship or group like Nazis or communists but they are a collective group committed to one ideology – destroying babies.

      Nothing comes remotely close to mass murders than those committed through ABORTION.

      Hundreds of millions, more likely over a billion babies have been killed in the last 50 years by their mothers.

      So much for Mothers Day celebration honoring motherhood.

      …and ABORTION is a tortuous death too by ripping the baby apart limb by limb or burning it alive using chemicals and saline.

    225. Skippy says:

      Trump is unfit to serve as President of United States for another term in office. Republicans have other options other than renominating a man who is obsessed over 2020 elections.

      We can’t find ourselves fighting the last battle…must gear up and take the White House in 2024.

    226. Tgca says:

      229

      I disagree on the term “unfit.”

      Yes, he’s obsessed with it but rightfully so since all evidence points to a stolen election.

      If he were to win another term, I agree at that point he would need to let it go and focus on the present and not the past.

      I find it hard to believe a Trump will run in 2024 since he would then have 2 years at most before successors are gearing up for 2028 since by then he would be term-limited…though he could do much in 2 years with a GOP Congress.

      Besides, if Trump doesn’t run in 2024, he can forever point to a stolen election but if he ran again and lost or did not have a successful term, it would tarnish the success of 1st term legacy.

    227. Tgca says:

      226

      I see no problem with those comments. It’s Trump being Trump!

      McConnell has acted stupid in a number of his statements since 2020, especially with the Liz Cheney support when 95% of the GOP is against that fat skank.

      Pence is a p*ssy too and can’t be trusted to use the full weight of his office to support the Conservative party. No one expected Pence to overturn the election but he could have done much more in pushing back on some of the shenanigans and given it credence but he chose to hide and then only come out a year later after Trump’s numbers went through the roof with the party and a good deal of information has come out to show there were indeed serious election issues in 2020. A little to late for my liking.

      If Pence is the 2024 nominee, I will write in another candidate. I will NEVAH vote for that wuss under any circumstance. NEVAH!!!

    228. Tgca says:

      231

      I meant 229 and not 226.

    229. Gordon Allen says:

      TGCA. Neither Trump nor Pence will be the 2024 nominee.
      The Party and the country will want to move on from the ” old fogeys” like Hillary,Biden,Trump and Pence.
      Nearly a certainty.

    230. Gordon Allen says:

      The Piers Morgan interview is Exhibit A.
      Trump can’t help himself.
      It’s not going to end well for him. Sadly.
      He should be a kingmaker,not try to be the King again.

    231. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Now the Russians are really mad:

      Russia has issued a new warning about consequences of Finland and Sweden possibly joining Nato, according to Russian state news outlet TASS.

      The warning came from Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, who made the comments on TV channel Russia-24 on Wednesday, the same day Finnish MPs were to formally begin debating the Nato issue.

      “Under the auspices of the US, Brussels has been pulling Sweden and Finland into its structures for a while, there have been various hybrid measures on the actual pulling in, under the guise of drills or training sessions,” Zakharova said.

      “We made all our warnings — both publicly and via bilateral channels. They know about this, so there are no surprises. They were informed about everything, what it will lead to,” she added,

    232. NYCmike says:

      “– No way you have an IQ high enough to vote.”

      -Heh!

      Who needs IQ when you have people like you, “CG”, and others who would rather have Biden than “the mean tweeter”!

    233. Bitterlaw says:

      NATO should admit Finland, Sweden, and Ukraine immediately. Tell Putin to suck it.

    234. NYCmike says:

      Key word: “should”

    235. Bitterlaw says:

      Save the games, NYC. Do you agree with what I posted or not?

    236. NYCmike says:

      “Do you agree with what I posted or not?”

      -Sure. I’ve said I agree with most of what you have said since the beginning, with one caveat – the person in the White House determines the course of action – THAT CAN’T BE IGNORED!

      So, if you want to keep being a tough guy on the internet saying what “SHOULD” be done while disregarding the reality of why Putin invaded when he did (81 million ballots for Biden), suit yourself.

      I am beyond amazed and thrilled at how the Ukrainians have fought back! Hopefully, we are getting them as much military hardware as we can to fight back.

    237. NYCmike says:

      In other news, Ohtani has a perfect game thru 5 innings with 11 K’s, and only 60 pitches thrown……we will see if they allow him to throw more than 90…..Nolan Ryan sits back and sighs quietly…..”W T F !”…….

    238. NYCmike says:

      DW,

      I haven’t caught much baseball, just tidbits here and there from friends, and most are Yankee fans.

      Been very busy, thankfully, so sports and leisure have been pushed aside a bit.

    239. NYCmike says:

      No sooner did I put it in writing, someone singled.

    240. Bitterlaw says:

      NYC – looks like you will continue to hide behind Biden.

    241. Tina says:

      If it goes to the supremes, will,Souter 2.0; Beotchy, and Bushie side with the leftists? They seem to like firing workers who have religious exemption, and vax passports, like the “conservatives” in the senate.

      The Associated Press
      @AP
      · 3h
      The U.S. Justice Department is filing an appeal seeking to overturn a judge’s order that voided the federal mask mandate on planes, trains and travel hubs.

      http://apne.ws/02t0kJS

    242. Tina says:

      Vax mandates*

    243. Bitterlaw says:

      Jay Wright retires as Villanova’s men’s basketball coach after 2 championships and 4 Final Fours. That leaves me as one of the active title winning coaches in Radnor.

    244. Bitterlaw says:

      Tina – I lost my program. Who is Beotchie?

    245. NYCmike says:

      “NYC – looks like you will continue to hide behind Biden.”

      -Reality bites, Bitterlaw.

      Dealing with reality is part of being an adult.

      Odd that you call it “hiding”. Maybe for “great legal minds” there is a separate meaning for that word.

      Is it similar to “tax” for Chief Justice Roberts?

    246. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Here is a video of the Ukrainians taking down Russian aircraft with NATO supplied missiles. It’s not on You Tube yet, but have seen a video of the Ukrainian taking down four Russian helicopters within a several minute period of time.

      https://youtu.be/ehPm78D9aJ4

    247. Bitterlaw says:

      Maybe shipping clerks shouldn’t comment on legal matters. Saying what is right should not depend upon who is in the White House.

    248. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Amazing what you can do with spare parts:

      “US defense official: Ukraine’s Air Force adds around 20 operational aircraft due to ‘influx of spare parts.’ An unnamed senior U.S. defense official said on April 20 that the U.S., as well as other undisclosed countries, worked “to get them [Ukraine] the parts they need to get them in the air,” CNN reports. According to the official, Ukraine now has more aircraft than it did just three weeks ago. The official also implied that at least one country was considering sending Ukraine more aircraft.”

    249. Phil says:

      NATO should admit Sweden, Finland, and Ukraine immediately. Tell Putin to suck it.

      Nice plan. You should submit it to Joe immediately.

      He’ll act on it just as soon as he gets clearance from the Easter Bunny.

    250. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Russian failed action in Donbas only a “trial” operation:

      Danilov: Russia’s large-scale offensive in Donbas has not yet begun. According to National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksiy Danilov, Russia’s recent offenses in Ukraine’s east have been “trial” operations to test Ukraine’s defenses and it is “only a matter of time” before a “so-called full-scale offensive” begins. Danilov also cautioned against reports that the Battle of Donbas will be the last and most decisive as Russia still has time to amass new resources and reserves.

    251. NYCmike says:

      “Saying what is right should not depend upon who is in the White House.”

      -Agreed, and I never told you to be quiet.

      Saying what will actually happen shouldn’t be called “hiding behind someone”.

      Reality. Deal with it.

    252. NYCmike says:

      Quick question: who f*cked up this country more, “shipping clerks” or lawyers?

    253. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      237. Bitter, the Finnish Parliament just discussed joining NATO, and favored it overwhelmingly. The Left Alliance (former communists) spoke against it, but said if Finland joined, it would not cause them to leave the governing coalition.

      The question now is to find a way to have NATO’s Article 5 protections apply immediately upon Finland filing it’s application, which will happen. But it will be only a matter of weeks until Finland formally applies.

    254. Bitterlaw says:

      I guess I hit a nerve with the shipping clerk.

      I’m no fan of lawyers. The only lawyer I like is my wife.

      SDC – Good thing the Finnish Parliament does not read HHR. I heard that Russia is not a threat.

    255. Phil says:

      So Article 5 doesn’t automatically come immediately with entry into NATO? I thought once you were in NATO the Article 5 protections were immediately in effect. Is that not the case?

    256. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      A country is only a member of NATO once their application is approved. All 30 members of NATO must approve the application. Many NATO members are required to submit membership approvals to their governing bodies — in the U S., Senate approval is required. It can take about a year.

    257. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      A country is only a member of NATO once their application is approved. All 30 members of NATO must approve the application. Many NATO members are required to submit membership approvals to their governing bodies — in the U S., Senate approval is required. It can take about a year in some cases.

    258. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      NATO and U.S. Marines regularly train in Finland, and Finland already participates in NATO operations overseas and NATO training exercises & missions. All membership will do is formalize what already exists.

      Once Finland submits it’s application, NATO & U.S. should station troops in Finland to deter any Russian aggression (there present much of the year anyways). There are some sensitive NATO intelligence and other sites in Finland that NATO needs to make sure Russia does not access.

    259. NYCmike says:

      “I guess I hit a nerve with the shipping clerk.”

      -No, just asking.

      Reality.

    260. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Here is the formal application process for Finland & Sweden to join NATO:

      “Based on past practice, the process would look like this: The governments would formally inform NATO of their desire to join the Alliance, after which the North Atlantic Council (NAC) would need to decide, by consensus, to authorize the NATO secretary general to officially extend an invitation for accession talks. Then, Finnish and Swedish representatives would meet with teams of NATO experts to establish that their country meets the political, legal, and military obligations of NATO membership. After these talks, the aspirants’ foreign ministers would confirm their acceptance of the obligations and commitments in a “letter of intent” to the secretary general. The NAC would formulate (and later approve) a protocol of accession based on consultations with the aspirant—which must then be ratified by each of the thirty allies. Then the aspirants would receive a formal invitation to join, which they would formally approve through their national procedures, and log this with the US State Department.”

    261. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      264. However, NATO is likely to both expedite Finland’s entry and provide interim security guarantees:

      “NATO would quickly welcome Finland and Sweden into its ranks with open arms if they decided to apply, the military alliance’s top civilian official said Wednesday, as Russia’s war on Ukraine spurs public support in the two Nordic countries for membership.

      The military organization might also be ready to provide security guarantees to the countries if any potential membership bid angers Russia, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said.”

    262. Gordon Allen says:

      Bitter you intentionally leave out a key word- repeatedly.
      Russia is not a CONVENTIONAL( missing word) military threat
      Because it is NOT.
      It most assuredly is a nuclear threat,with the largest and most modern nuclear inventory in the world.
      Both are true

    263. jason says:

      Really? If you read the Putin Appeasers here he is just a purring kitten….

      “British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said any peace talks over Ukraine are likely to fail, as he compared holding talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin to negotiating with a crocodile.

      Johnson said dealing with Putin was like “a crocodile when it’s got your leg in its jaws” and said it was vital that the West continues arming Ukraine.”

    264. jason says:

      Russia is not a CONVENTIONAL( missing word) military threat”

      Zzzzz…. the 6 million Ukrainian refugees and the tens of thousands of Ukrainian dead and the victims of torture and rape as well as the Ukrainians in thousands of square miles of occupied territory would disagree.

      You can say the Russians have used the wrong tactics in Ukraine and failed to reach their objective of a quick overthrow of the Ukrainian government. Fine.

      Saying they are not a conventional military threat ignores the destruction and carnage they have wrought in Ukraine using only a fraction of their forces.

      Ukraine is not winning a war with Russia. It has succeeded in defending some areas by paying a huge price. Even if the Russians gave up every inch of conquered territory right now it would leave a country in tatters behind.

      No conventional military threat my ass.

    265. jason says:

      All this due to a non-existent threat….

      1) Widespread destruction of Ukraine’s infrastructure and economy
      2) Widespread destruction of Ukrainian urban areas
      3) Tens of thousands of Ukrainian civilians killed
      4) Largest humanitarian disaster and refugee crisis since WWII
      4) US placing tens of thousands of additional troops in Europe at the cost of tens of billions of dollars. Dozens of other countries in Europe spending billions to strengthen/reposition their forces.
      5) US and other countries spending billions in weapons shipments to Ukraine.
      6) Sweden and Finland joining NATO.

      All this due to a non-existent threat….

    266. Bitterlaw says:

      Gordon – You always leave out a word, too. NEVER. As in, “Russia will never invade Ukraine.”

    267. jason says:

      Robbie says:
      April 20, 2022 at 4:37 pm

      “Trump walks out of explosive Piers Morgan interview after being pressed on 2020 election”

      Damm, Amoral Scumbag wrong again…

      “WASHINGTON — An audio recording obtained by NBC News appears to show that former President Donald Trump’s highly publicized interview with Piers Morgan did not end with Trump storming off the set, as edited promotional video clips suggest.

      Instead, according to the recording, which was provided by Trump’s spokesman, the two men thanked each other and laughed at the conclusion of the interview for Talk TV, a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.”

    268. SoHope says:

      This blog chooses to fight over the weirdest things…
      1. Compared to Ukraine, Russia is a major military threat.
      2. Russia is not a major military threat to a United NATO if you don’t take into account Europe’s severe dependence on Russia energy or the threat of Russian nukes.
      3. We can’t write off those 2 factors so Russia is a major military threat to NATO.

    269. jason says:

      Note that Neville Allen pretends that there are “two Russias”, one a nuclear threat and the other a conventional threat, as if it was not one country.

      Let me fix it for him. Russia is one country, and as seen in Ukraine, it is both a conventional and nuclear threat to neighboring countries, NATO and the US.

      The fact it has sustained heavy losses in Ukraine doesn’t change that.

      Rocket man in North Korea is a nuclear and conventional threat to South Korea and other countries in Asia. This is true no matter how accurate his missiles are and how well trained his Army is.

      The Putin Appeasers here like to say that Putin is unlikely to prevail in a conventional war against NATO. This could well be true, but that doesn’t eliminate the threat. No country in Europe wants to pay the price Ukraine is paying to “win”.

      Giving Putin a pass in Ukraine will strengthen him both politically and militarily. He cannot be appeased. The consequences of that will be trillions more in costs and a much wider war later. Peace in our time is failure in our time, conflict later.

    270. jason says:

      “A poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows 54% of Americans think Biden has been “not tough enough” in his response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Thirty-six percent think his approach has been about right, while 8% say he’s been too tough”

      Put me with the 54%.

    271. Phil says:

      War is hell.

      The war in Ukraine will drag on and on and on.

      Polls show 54% think Biden has not done enough.

      Quinnipiac says 74% don’t want direct US military engagement.

      Interesting….but that’s where we are.

    272. jason says:

      so Russia is a major military threat to NATO.”

      Fortunately NATO doesn’t read Neville Allen’s magazines or play his video games and understands that.

    273. jason says:

      “Should Biden be deploying our troops into Ukraine to help fight the Russians? Only 22% think that’s a good idea, while 55% are solidly opposed.”

      The 55% solidly opposed seems to be lower than previously, maybe people are beginning to understand you can’t appease Putin.

    274. jason says:

      Hey Skippy, have you bet on Barnette yet?

      When you cash in, don’t forget who gave you the tip…

      https://www.predictit.org/markets/detail/7129/Who-will-win-the-2022-Pennsylvania-Republican-Senate-nomination

    275. jason says:

      I will say this for Barnette, she has 9 times the chance of Carla Sands, who is probably a better candidate.

    276. Phil says:

      Politically, I think Democrats were hoping to use the war in Ukraine to their advantage to prop up Biden’s approval numbers. War time leader blah blah blah. Rally around the commander in chief blah blah blah. At the very least it would push Biden’s failures off the headlines. None of it has worked out that way. The war will continue to rage. Biden isn’t getting the help he thought he’d get by this issue.

      BTW, getting pushed around by the Easter Bunny doesn’t exactly reinforce Biden’s image of a “strong war time leader”. Lol

    277. Phil says:

      What, you mean Trump didn’t storm off the set after all?

      I’m shocked I tell you!

    278. jason says:

      “Trump is unfit to serve as President of United States for another term in office.”

      Why?

      He was a pretty good President a year and a half ago.

      Has something changed?

    279. jason says:

      Bitter, NYC agrees with us on what should be done but doesn’t want anything to be done because Biden is President.

      Maybe Amoral Scumbag is right, NYC’s IQ is too low for him to vote.

    280. Phil says:

      Doesn’t want anything done because Biden is President.

      Academic.

      President Half Wit is the guy who bugged out on Afghanistan with no withdrawal plan. The guy who is giving away the store to the Iranians.

      May as well have the Easter Bunny running the WH. Hey. Wait. I think we do.

    281. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      I know that HHR has become a Breaking News site for the Russia-Ukraine War, but for those interested in politics, if this poll is credible, the GOP Senate candidates are doing well in New Hampshire against Maggie “Cadaver” Hassan. To wit:

      Apr.14-18
      868 LV
      B-
      University of New Hampshire
      Hassan
      46%
      40%
      Fenton Hassan +6
      Apr.14-18
      868 LV
      B-
      University of New Hampshire
      Hassan
      45%
      44%
      Smith Hassan +1
      Apr.14-18
      868 LV
      B-
      University of New Hampshire
      Hassan
      44%
      46%
      Morse Morse +2
      Apr.14-18
      868 LV
      B-
      University of New Hampshire
      Hassan
      47%
      46%
      Bolduc Hassan +1

    282. Tgca says:

      If Jesus Was Alive Today He’d Be A Woke Socialist Groomer – Chief Bush-Cheney Advisor On MSNBC

      https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1516900460501864457

    283. Tgca says:

      Actually, NYC says it won’t get done due to Biden.

      He did not say he didn’t want Biden to do it.

    284. Phil says:

      The NH poll is surprising. The UNH poll usually leans left.

    285. mnw says:

      Sheep

      Here’s my thought:

      After Sununu announced he wasn’t going to run against her, this one wasn’t very high on anybody’s list of likely GOP pickups, as far as I know.

      College polls rarely if ever overestimate the GOP’s chances, in my experience. And dead even is not where an incumbent wants to be.

      If this poll is accurate, it suggests that the GOP should have a very good night in the Senate contests.

    286. Tgca says:

      281

      That’s because though most Americans feel Russia was wrong to start a war and Ukrainians are suffering terribly because of it, there are higher priorities in the US, especially the invasion on our own borders.

      As unfortunate as it is, a regional war in Europe is just not a major concern for most Americans at this time. It’s NOT WW3!

    287. Tgca says:

      So far the US has committed a couple billion in the Ukraine-Russian war but that pales in comparison to the 2 trillion spent fighting a phony war in Iraq 2: The Make My Daddy Proud War.

      It also compares in comparison to the hundreds of billions spent from not protecting the US southern border from invasion.

    288. Tgca says:

      Federal Appeals Court: California Governments Can Pursue Lawsuits in State Courts Against Oil Companies over Climate Change

      The suits contend the oil companies’ “wrongful conduct in producing, selling, marketing fossil fuels contributes to global warming and sea-level rise, which led to property damage and other injuries” to the cities and counties, Judge Sandra Ikuta said in the 3-0 ruling.

      https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/04/21/federal-appeals-court-california-governments-can-pursue-lawsuits-in-state-courts-against-oil-companies-over-climate-change/

    289. Tgca says:

      I think all oil companies should agree to no longer serve CA with any oil and stop all shipments.

    290. jason says:

      Bolduc is a deadender in NH, but Morse is a pretty good candidate. Not Sununu, but not a B candidate either.

    291. jason says:

      So far the US has committed a couple billion in the Ukraine-Russian war”

      A lot more than that. About $20 billion to Ukraine plus the cost of shoring up NATO in Europe. Even without direct involvement it will probably cost $100 billion.

      “March 9 WASHINGTON ? Lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled a $13.6 billion Ukraine aid package that took President Joe Biden’s request for weapons and training for Ukrainian forces and put it on steroids”

      More broadly, defense-related spending in the omnibus bill would rise by $42 billion over last year’s level of $782 billion. And Republicans succeeded in making sure the Ukraine package did not eat into the Pentagon’s share of the omnibus.”

      Still cheap, a new Cold War will cost trillions.

    292. Gordon Allen says:

      #286. There is something else going on but Putin threatening to conquer Europe with his elite 190,000 troops?? Who knew?

    293. Tgca says:

      Jadon hardest hit!!!

      Why doesn’t this surprise me? York County pushing satanism while many other areas of PA are full of do-gooder wokester groomers pushing CRT on kids.

      Ben Franklin must be rolling over in his grave to see what’s become of his beloved state.

      An attempt to set up an ‘After School Satan Club’ at a Pennsylvania elementary school was voted down 8-1

      https://www.insider.com/pennsylvania-school-board-votes-down-satan-club-2022-4

    294. Tgca says:

      In terms of economics, I don’t think any Western ally wants another Cold War but let’s face it, the last Cold War, did not really keep the West from prospering or cause long-term detrimental harm to the US. In fact, in many ways it strengthened the US through innovation.

      Yes, it was financially costly but in this day and age, the US and other Western gubbermints are wasting just as much funds on wokeism and both legal and illegal aliens that are not fully assimilating to their host countries and forever changing the cultural in negative ways that will be more costly than any Cold War, not to mention the funds wasted in useless wars like Iraq 2: The Make My Daddy Proud War.

      All conflict is costly but one has to look at the degree of it and Russia just does not have the means or clout to rebuild its empire which only lasted a short time in historical terms, and I doubt it’s people want to go there either.

    295. Bitterlaw says:

      CCC

    296. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag is going to be crushed…

      “Breaking: CNN+, the streaming service that was hyped as one of the most signifiant developments in the history of CNN, will shut down on April 30, just one month after it launched.”

    297. Tgca says:

      Sickening!!!

      Rhode Island democrats want to impose DOUBLE income tax on the Unvaccinated

      This is why America is going downhill and moving towards socialism thanks to the younger generation that embraces a woke society.

      China, our biggest foe, is laughing all the way to its soon to be dominance as world leader if the US does not make a course correct toon soon.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/rhode-island-democrats-want-to-impose-double-income-tax-on-the-unvaccinated/

    298. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Putin has been ranting about oligarchs fleeing Russia on private jets. The circumstances of these deaths are suspicious:

      “Questions look set to be asked after two Russian oligarchs, both linked to gas giants, apparently murdered their wives and daughters before killing themselves—within two days of each other.”

    299. jason says:

      There is something else going on but Putin threatening to conquer Europe with his elite 190,000 troops?? Who knew?”

      Damm, Neville Allen’s magazines hasn’t told him the Russians actually have about 3 million military personnel between active duty and reserves, and of course have a population (and a political system) that allows them to recruit a lot more.

      Plus as they continue to expand in territory and influence they will get more populations to get troops and mercenaries from, they are already using Chechen and Belarus forces to help their war efforts.

      So pretending all Russia has is 190k troops is Putin Appeasement BS.

    300. jason says:

      apparently murdered their wives and daughters before killing themselves”

      No one left to tell the story?

      Convenient.

    301. Tgca says:

      Manhattan DA’s Star Witness: Indict Trump Now or I’m Out

      If true, this should go over well in a criminal case before a jury where a star witness with a criminal past and personal vendetta threatens the DA that if you don’t indict now, I’ll no longer cooperate as a witness.

      I’m sure jurors will look favorably on such a witness, not to mention the legal ramifications of a witness driving the indictment process instead of prosecutors.

      https://ca.movies.yahoo.com/manhattan-da-star-witness-indict-091218324.html

    302. Tgca says:

      If this is true, and I have no reason to doubt it, Mitchy Boy should resign as GOP senate leader. I hope Trump blasts this night and day and Mitch is forced out of the leadership or does not seek that post in 2022.

      This China stooge is not to be trusted.

      Mitch McConnell Cheered Democrats for Launching Trump’s Impeachment Trial: ‘Take Care of the Son of a Bitch for Us’

      https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/04/21/report-mitch-mcconnell-cheered-democrats-launching-trumps-impeachment-trial-take-care-of-son-bitch-us/

    303. Wes says:

      Breitbart is about as trustworthy as the Young Turks when it comes to reporting, Tg. Essentially Breitbart since the death of Andrew a decade ago, is a reflection of what Trump would label “fake news.” Besides, McConnell voted against impeachment even when other GOP Senators broke ranks and supported it. Barring corroboration from a more reliable source, I wouldn’t put any stock in this article.

    304. Gordon Allen says:

      Jason actually pretends to believe this nonsensical drivel about Russia’s vast military might- straight from Russian sources.
      As he’s having trouble replacing his losses( dragging personnel from Syria for instance)..sure.
      And the tooth fairy exists too.
      And as he’s getting kicked around by Ukraine,he’s not using these ” resources’ because…. he wants the West to get overconfident??!!
      They don’t exist,except in Russian propaganda,which Jason must read avidly.
      Coming man,get real. For once.

    305. Phil says:

      McConnell is a complete idiot and rank in file Republicans can’t stand him. Baris has said the polling is clear on this. He also has all kinds of polling indicating that if the Republican elites in DC want to blow it in the midterms just go with the Romney-Bushie hate Trump slant.

      McConnell can go F himself. I have no interest in his vision of what the Republican Party should represent. I also have no interest in their strategy for winning elections. We all saw how that worked out for McCain and Romney. What a loser.

    306. Phil says:

      I absolutely would put stock in the story, Wes. It’s no secret McConnell’s dislike for Trump. He’s let it out on multiple occasions. Further, he’s not the only DC swamp Republican who acts like that. You have one right out of your own state in Burr. Cassidy in Louisiana, the clown out of Nebraska, and of course Romney. All following in the footsteps of Jeff Flake, Chuck Heagle and the rest of the worthless Republican DC garbage who basically spit on those who put them in office.

    307. Wes says:

      Phil, I said I’d believe it if there were corroboration from a more reliable source than Breitbart. Given the shady, agenda-driven bomb throwers Breitbart has employed since Andrew died, I’m not going to take it at face value.

    308. Bitterlaw says:

      Gordon – Did Russia invade Ukraine yet? Your superb analysis said it would never happen.

    309. Wes says:

      FL Democrats engage in Paul Giamatti-style overacting in response to the new congressional map:

      https://mobile.twitter.com/fineout/status/1517169857619501057

      Note to Democrats:

      No one takes your histrionics seriously after the atrocities you created in IL and NV and your shameless attempted abomination in MD.

    310. Phil says:

      …and don’t forget the mother of all gerrymandered maps, the one in NY, Wes.

    311. Robbie says:

      Hey, Jason fraud. Here’s your hero Trump accusing Brian Kemp of colluding with Democrats while praising Marjorie Taylor Greene. You must be so proud Trump is trying to get Stacy Abrams elected governor in Georgia.

      https://twitter.com/stphnfwlr/status/1517202592417435648?s=20&t=K-IoMtOU5H3OYgO2i0_FyA

    312. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      April 21, 2022 at 2:15 pm
      I absolutely would put stock in the story, Wes. It’s no secret McConnell’s dislike for Trump. He’s let it out on multiple occasions. Further, he’s not the only DC swamp Republican who acts like that. You have one right out of your own state in Burr. Cassidy in Louisiana, the clown out of Nebraska, and of course Romney. All following in the footsteps of Jeff Flake, Chuck Heagle and the rest of the worthless Republican DC garbage who basically spit on those who put them in office.

      – I see Phil is still doing his thing. Attacking Republicans for not being loyal to MAGA daddy while claiming he’s not interested in Trump anymore. What a load of crap. Of course, Phil claimed the riot Trump provoked to keep himself in office was just a little pushing and shoving.

      When 2024 rolls around, Phil will be driving the Trump suicide train and claiming anyone who doesn’t support him is a Marxist radical who wants to teach gender reassignment to four years olds.

      McConnell is the most successful Republican Senate leader, but Phil’s mad he doesn’t get on his knees and kiss Trump’s feet even though MAGA daddy cost Republicans every bit of government control in four years and then sabotaged two Georgia Senators in a fit of rage.

    313. Wes says:

      By the way, Phil, I think comparing McConnell to Flake and Hagel is just slightly over the top. Hagel is a Democrat in all but name at this point while Flake was so weak he flipped his vote because of a tongue-lashing in an elevator.

      McConnell is nothing like those two. Breitbart has had the long knives out for him for years.

      Could he have done what they claim? Yes. Is the story believable without corroboration from an independent source? Honestly I’m going to say no.

    314. Wes says:

      I didn’t count NY, Phil, because the maps are in litigation and may not survive.

    315. mnw says:

      Trafalgar GCB (new):

      GOP +8.7% (48/39)

      Trafalgar’s most recent GCB poll (prior to this one) was in Jan. ’22, & it had GOP +14%

    316. Phil says:

      Hey, Robbie. You going to dig deep and write out another check to Democrats like you did last cycle? All the while you go on and on about how Republicans have lost power?

      What a joke you are. A complete fraud…and such an obvious one.

    317. Wes says:

      Democrats need to bend over and grab the ankles here in NC:

      https://mobile.twitter.com/iapolls2022/status/1517209489207971842?s=21&t=yqatQ_ACIZqPZRmc32kunw

      Tangentially this bodes poorly for NC Justice Jimmy Ervin. Ervin just needs to forego drafting a victory speech and just start on the first draft of a concession speech. His grandfather’s ghost must be facepalming at the taint on his family’s legacy by this soon-to-be-ousted partisan hack.

    318. Phil says:

      That’s about what I suspected in NC given the current political climate, Wes. Hopefully, the NC judicial drawn congressional maps don’t negate those numbers too much.

      I still don’t see how Beasley came within 400 vote statewide of actually winning her Court seat last election. That’s scary and hard to explain.

    319. Gordon Allen says:

      Bitter what I said repeatedly was: The 150-190,000 troops, the bulk of Russia’s operational forces, were WAY too small to overrun and occupy the Ukraine barring an immediate Ukrainian political collapse.
      This has proven 100% correct; anyone at all familiar with military history or operations would know the force to space ratio was pitifully inadequate right from the start.
      And this represents Putin’s best shot with his limited forces. Very unimpressive.
      I’d appreciate your quoting me correctly for a change.

    320. Wes says:

      Democrats poured a ton of money into the races for NCSC, and Biden ran better here in 2020 than Hillary had run in 2016, Phil. That’s why Beasley made it a nail biter.

      She lost. That’s all that matters. She’s going to see a repeat of 2020 here in about six and a half months.

      I wonder if Elias will waste his time with another lawsuit next year once the General Assembly reverses the banana republic-style excesses of the court.

    321. Phil says:

      No one is impressed with the performance of the Russian military thus far.

      …and it bleeds daily.

    322. mnw says:

      320 Trafalgar poll addendum:

      That was 1077 LVs, NOT RVs.

      Trafalgar seems consistent with the Civitas GCB LV poll showing GOP +12, which is linked in 322.

      I’d expect NC to be a little redder that the national avg. I wonder what the national GCB would look like without CA? This is often described by Sabato et al as the DEMs’ “maldistribution problem,” I believe.

    323. Phil says:

      Probably will, Wes. He’s undefeated so far. When can the Republicans get a majority back on the Court anyway?

    324. Wes says:

      By the way, Phil, Roy Cooper is a savvy pol. He could read partisan trends and knew this was coming. That combined with his hatred of NCLG Mark Robinson kept him out of a losing race to replace Richard Burr despite courting from the DSCC last year.

    325. Wes says:

      This year, Phil. Robin Hudson is retiring, and the frontrunning Dem is running as if NC is NY or CA. Dems tried to protect Jimmy Ervin’s faux moderate image but had to have his vote to usurp control of redistricting this year. That hasn’t gone over well at all.

      By the way, Elias isn’t undefeated. He lost in his suits against the maps in AL and AZ. He won here only because Dems managed to fast track his suit to the NCSC. He won’t have a favorable court come January.

    326. Phil says:

      Yeah, Cooper would have been the strongest candidate and in a Democratic year would have been a real threat. Democrats have obviously coalesced around Beasley – the obvious backup choice since she’s been strong statewide….again, I’m clueless as to why that’s the case. She’s a radical leftist who makes little effort to hide it. You wouldn’t expect someone like that to have had as much electoral success as she has in a state like NC.

    327. Phil says:

      Yeah, Wes. I meant undefeated in NC.

    328. Phil says:

      So if Hudson’s seat goes R, Republicans will have a majority on the Court?

    329. Wes says:

      I wouldn’t call losing one’s most high-profile race electoral race despite having a national party go all in on a race electoral success, Phil.

      Beasley did win twice when NC Judges were elected in nonpartisan races, but that was before her vote mattered on anything–and well before judicial Dems overtly involved themselves in left-wing excesses that aren’t palatable to most Tarheels.

      It’s the same problem Jimmy Ervin is facing now. When voters began to scrutinize their votes and realize they’re liberal partisan hacks, the Dems running in judicial races saw their support undermined.

      Dems lost every judicial election in 2020 and are on track to repeating that dubious feat in November.

    330. jason says:

      I’d appreciate your quoting me correctly for a change.”

      Zzzzzz… you repeatedly said the Russians were sabre rattling and would not actually invade and that Russian tanks would never be sent to attack Kiev unless “everyone was crazy”.

      NOBODY here ever claimed that 150k+ troops was enough to “occupy and hold all of Ukraine” that is dishonest moving of goal posts.

      Just admit you were completely wrong and so were your magazines and video games. Try for a refund.

      Btw, here are some of Neville Allen’s actual quotes:

      Putin does NOT have the conventional capability( which is too expensive to maintain) to launch major offensive operations against any sizeable defending force”

      “As Russian tanks have yet to roll past Ukraine’s 2,500 tanks into Kiev,and are unlikely to today ( or ever?)

      “Trouble for Putin in Kazakhstan, requiring some troops.
      Might be a break in Ukraine crises.”

      “I imagine Putin’s end game is likely( albeit not certain) having a commitment not to extend NATO to include Ukraine”

      Comparing Ukraine to Taiwan:

      “Putin has not said that about Ukraine. One risks a real war, the other not so much unless everyone is crazy.”

      Every one of those statements was wrong. Yeah, Putin stopped at the door of Kiev, but it is obvious Neville never though he would invade.

    331. jason says:

      “I imagine Putin’s end game is likely( albeit not certain) having a commitment not to extend NATO to include Ukraine”

      No, that was not the “end game”.

    332. Wes says:

      The current makeup of the Court is 4D-3R. Ervin and Hudson are both Dems. Theirs are the only seats up. Republicans need to flip just one to get a majority.

      For Hudson’s seat, Dems have coalesced around a Beasley clone whose campaign rhetoric would be better suited to a liberal Northeastern state. Ervin is seeking reelection but has obliterated the moderate credentials that propelled him to victory last time.

      Republicans have solid candidates in both races, and pretty much everyone outside Asheville, Charlotte, and the Triangle expects those seats to flip.

    333. jason says:

      She’s a radical leftist who makes little effort to hide it. You wouldn’t expect someone like that to have had as much electoral success as she has in a state like NC.”

      If Cunningham couldn’t win, Beasley won’t. Cunningham was the perfect Democrat to run against Tillis. Fake moderate, military, non-controversial (until the end) running against an incumbent who was not that popular.

      I don’t see a radical leftist winning in an unfavorable year for Dems.

    334. Phil says:

      Good news on the status of Court races in your state, Wes. I’ll look forward to some sanity returning there. We’ve been fortunate in my state to have a unanimous R State Supreme Court since 1990. Not a single Democrat. I can imagine how frustrated NC Republicans have been over the last few years.

    335. jason says:

      The Putin Appeasers will love this.

      Putin says he can invade 6 European capitals in 48 hours. Namely the capitals of Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

      Ok, he said it in 2014 so maybe now he thinks he can only get 5.

      The quote:

      “If I wanted, in two days, I could have Russian troops not only in Kiev, but also in Riga, Vilnius, Talinn, Warsaw and Bucharest.”

    336. jason says:

      Of course, he could have six planes fly over these capitals and parachute a few guys in each one.

      That way he would have Russian troops in each one.

    337. Phil says:

      Six capitals in 48 hours?

      Impressive.

    338. Wes says:

      To be fair, Phil, Dems managed to get control of the courts because none of this radical leftism was on display until the last few years. Republicans didn’t really take judicial races seriously until then even as the GOP seriously contested every other type of election.

      Missteps by the General Assembly like putting a Dem candidate in the GOP position on the ballot in 2016 led to Dems’ recapturing a majority on the NCSC. Once Dems achieved a 6-1 majority after Mark Martin resigned, they began revealing their true selves. That invited huge backlash on both the appellate and Supreme Court levels in 2020.

      Naturally Dems doubled down on their excesses in the current Court term despite voters’ clear preferences for the exact opposite. Essentially Dems have won a series of pyrrhic victories in the courts they couldn’t win at the ballot box and will find themselves out of power again because of their authoritarian rulings.

    339. jason says:

      Wait…what??

      CNN pays “sh-t wages”? Who knew?

      “Sam Stein @samstein · 3h Cheering the failure of CNN+, however you feel about the idea behind it, is gross. Lots of people are losing their jobs. The high-priced hosts will be fine, but folks who are just trying to make a living in an industry that already pays sh-t wages… this sucks for them.”

    340. Phil says:

      Yeah, I’m glad Democrats on the Court have shown their true colors. I can’t believe they were able to add another Democratic congressional seat this cycle after clearly stealing two in 2020. I didn’t think they could pull that off. That’s further gerrymandering their last extreme Gerrymander.

    341. jason says:

      “Drawn by rumors on social media, queues of hopeful men have been forming outside the Russian embassy in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa.

      Their hope? To enlist to fight for Russia in Ukraine.

      What began as a trickle of volunteers swelled over two weeks to scores, two neighborhood residents told Reuters.”

    342. Phil says:

      Well, that’s one way to integrate your military.

    343. Wes says:

      On RRH, Mnw was discussing the NC poll with some Tarheels and threw in a sideways reference to Jimmy Ervin’s likely impending loss. I wonder if he did that because of my posts on here.

    344. Gordon Allen says:

      The Florida House just passed the revocation of Disney’s special privileges. Bill goes to Governor for his signature.
      Message: DO NOT mess with DeSantis, especially if you’re trying to power through leftist/woke ideology on the basis of your perceived economic/political clout. Not happening.
      Next up” DeSantis congressional election map w 21-8 GOP lean, instead of 17-12 GOP map the Legislature passed and DeSantis vetoed.
      He walks the walk, and just doesn’t talk the talk.

    345. Phil says:

      Yep. DeSantis understands that Democrats are in it to win. He understands that unless Republicans do the same they are destined to always be at a disadvantage and sure to get rolled.

    346. NYCmike says:

      “Actually, NYC says it won’t get done due to Biden.”

      -Tgca,

      Exactly.

      And they know that is what I have said, repeatedly, but they are too proud to say “NYCmike, you are correct.”.

      Actually, jason admitted it last week…..baby steps. Still waiting on the shyster.

    347. jason says:

      Zzzz….NYC is a pathological liar.

      I didn’t agree with or “admit” anything he said.

      I think the idea of giving Putin a pass until there is a “better President” is one of stupidest ideas ever proposed here, and there is a lot of competition.

      Like Bitter said, NYC is hiding behind Biden to justify Putin’s invasion and war crimes.

      Despicable and shameful.

    348. mnw says:

      348 Wes

      Yes.

    349. jason says:

      And they know that is what I have said, repeatedly,”

      The only thing you have said repeatedly is that the US should stand by and do nothing because “Biden is President”.

      But repeating this idiocy doesn’t improve it.

    350. Meldrim says:

      #349, it’s a 20R-8D map; FL is going from 27 to 28 CDs (the state went up by 2 CDs after the 2000 and 2010 censuses, but by only 1 this time).

    351. jason says:

      Damm, wes’ influence has spread far and wide all the way to RRH.

      Of course, the A-holes are famous worldwide, but that is another story.

      Never been to RRH, but from what I read I would not last long there.

    352. NYCmike says:

      Heh!

      The A-Hole calls me “NYC is a pathological liar.”, and then totally and completely lies, once again, about what I have stated repeatedly – that what “SHOULD” happen will not happen, and that is due to the Biden Administration. Let’s see what happens with this new legislation they are speaking about…..maybe if they add enough billion$$ than the Biden Crime Family will acquiesce.

    353. NYCmike says:

      “I think the idea of giving Putin a pass until there is a “better President” is one of stupidest ideas ever proposed here, and there is a lot of competition.”

      -If CNN+ is looking for someone, they may call A-Hole

    354. NYCmike says:

      “Like Bitter said, NYC is hiding behind Biden to justify Putin’s invasion and war crimes.”

      -Makes sense that 1 A-Hole looks to the other A-Hole for advice……of course, good reading comprehension isn’t the main job of an A-Hole.

    355. Wes says:

      Thanks for importing my thoughts over there, Mnw.

      RRH is a great site for political information, Jason. They post every poll and bit of news about American politics but also provide detailed analysis of politics and elections in literally every other country on the planet.

      For a long time after the 2012 elections, they seemed to let Dems from Daily Kos dominate political discussions even to the point of giving short-term bans to right-leaning posters tired of the DNC talking points. They’ve backed off that recently and have become less conciliatory to Dem-provided drivel.

      The biggest hangup about them seems to be that the mods are far too involved in the posts, often giving threatening warnings to posters for innocuous statements or outright deleting comments that don’t meet their narrow but shifting definition of discourse on the blog.

      I used to joke about needing to take an antidepressant to read their blog because half the Republicans over there were Chicken Littles who declared every election–including 2014 hilariously–a GOP failure. Thankfully that doesn’t seem to be the case now, though some Eeyores still post apocalyptic comments regardless of the political trends in a given year.

    356. NYCmike says:

      “But NYC is correct that you face each crisis with the President you have, not the one you wish you had.”

      -Who made this statement?

    357. NYCmike says:

      Could it be the same person who CLAIMS I said these things:

      “I think the idea of giving Putin a pass until there is a “better President” is one of stupidest ideas ever proposed here, and there is a lot of competition.

      Like Bitter said, NYC is hiding behind Biden to justify Putin’s invasion and war crimes.”

    358. NYCmike says:

      There is a whole Twitter page, “Defiant L’s” or something like that, where he juxtaposes contradictory statements made by certain politicians…….I should direct him to jason’s comments on here.

    359. NYCmike says:

      Same guy, several days apart:

      “But NYC is correct that you face each crisis with the President you have, not the one you wish you had.”

      “I didn’t agree with or “admit” anything he said.”

    360. NYCmike says:

      I’ll give jason this – at least he admitted I was correct once……his fellow A-Hole just keeps repeating the “hiding behind” b*llsh*t.

    361. mnw says:

      360 Wes

      regarding RRH:

      I’ve never been banned, suspended, or warned.

      However, about a third of my posts are just mysteriously deleted, usually within 10 minutes of posting.

      Most recently, one of The Wise Men cautioned me about using “u,” instead of “you.” He explained to me that “RRH is not some Internet chat room!”

      I’ve noticed that The Wise Men themselves sometimes type “ICYMI,” for “In case you missed it,” but… I figured nuttin’ good would happen to me if I pointed out their hypocrisy.

    362. Phil says:

      Listened to Biden today for about three minutes. He didn’t know the difference between Title 42 on the border (which he was actually asked about) and answered that with the Justice Dept was going to appeal the travel mask Court ruling. It was rather troubling. It was just weird.

    363. Tgca says:

      308. Wes

      The comment by Mitch is reported by numerous sites because it’s coming from a book about to be published.

      That’s why I stated, if it’s true but it would not surprise me because Mitch is part of the DC establishment.

      We have him to partially thank for the mess in the senate today impacting the GA run-offs in 2021.

    364. Robbie says:

      Kasie Hunt
      @kasie
      FIRST ON @CNN: Dr. Fauci’s first public comments on the mask court decision

      “We are concerned about that about the courts getting involved in things that are unequivocally a public health decision,” he tells me. “This is a CDC issue, should not have been a court issue.”

      – Hey, Jason fraud. How many more presidential medals of freedom should your boy Fauci get for saying he and the CDC are above the law?

    365. Phil says:

      McConnell is supporting Liz Cheney in her election campaign…..so yeah, I can absolutely see him making those kinds of comments about Trump behind closed doors. I can also see his successor John Thune nodding in agreement – in private of course.

    366. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Sweden was going to wait until after it’s election later this year to decide whether it will join NATO, but with polling like this, they may apply earlier with Finland:

      “If Finland were to join the
      military alliance, 64 percent of Swedes questioned said they were in favour of joining, Novus said.”

    367. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      369. Agree Robbie, you need to call Biden right away and get him to fire Fauci. Remind Biden you supported him and gave money to his campaign. If Biden refuses to do it, take heart, Trump will fire Fauci when he is elected again in 2024.

    368. Phil says:

      Yeah, Robbie, give Biden a call and tell him to get rid of Fauci. You’re a Biden donor so he might listen to you.

    369. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      *A poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows 54% of Americans think Biden has been “not tough enough” in his response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Thirty-six percent think his approach has been about right, while 8% say he’s been too tough.”

      Answers to other questions the same as previous polling. Strong support for economic sanctions and providing weapons to Ukraine; and stationing U.S. troops in NATO nations. Strong opposition for sending U.S. troops to Ukraine.

    370. Phil says:

      Good. I’m firmly in the 54% – as well as the 75% who don’t want US direct involvement.

      Always nice to be in the mainstream.

    371. Tgca says:

      I think all polling questions of Americans on the Ukraine-Russian War should also ask one simple question.

      Should the US send troops into Ukraine?

      All these other questions about how tough Biden is or not do not matter in my view if the American public is not committed to sending troops, and that’s whether on the ground or enforcing a NFZ because because either way it means US will inevitably have to fight Russia directly.

      If Americans refuse that, then they should stop whining about how tough the US is or is not in this crisis.

      As the old saying goes, America needs to poop or get off the pot with respect to Ukraine.

    372. Tgca says:

      Biden and Dem politicians are using the Ukraine crisis and hoping it drags out to deflect from the concerns they have regarding the midterms.

      GOP politicians are using Ukraine simply to weaken Biden so they can achieve a bigger victory in the midterms.

      Like Ukraine and Russia news reports, in the US, we also have propaganda on both sides of the political aisle.

      At the end of the day, the propaganda itself is not resolving the crisis and the war continues onward.

    373. Robbie says:

      CBS News
      @CBSNews
      Dr. Anthony Fauci says he “clearly” disagrees with the federal judge who ruled that the CDC cannot issue a national mask mandate.

      “The principle of a court overruling a public health judgement by a qualified organization…is disturbing in the precedent it might send.”

      – Defend your boy, Jason fraud. Fauci says the CDC should not have any judicial oversight. Another presidential medal of freedom for him?

    374. Phil says:

      LOL. We’ve been waiting 15 months for Robbie to defend HIS boy.

    375. Bitterlaw says:

      NYC – Here is the issue. No matter what you claim, you always hide behind the idea that nothing will be done. As I said before, saying what is right and what is wrong is independent of who is in the White House.

    376. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      379. OK Robbie. We all dislike Fauci and want to get rid of him. Biden loves Fauci and wants him to stay. So the 1st step is to get rid of Biden.

      Agree Robbie?

    377. Bitterlaw says:

      Robbie is just mad that his support for Biden did not get Biden to sideline Fauci.

    378. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      375. Am not seeing a need for NATO troops on the ground. The weaponry and technology is what matters — and “technical support” can be provided from “technicians” stationed in NATO countries. Believe Americans realize this when they see Russian airplanes and drones being blown out of the sky in mass. NATO is watching the Russian military reduced to impotence — although at a horrible human cost. Putin needs to be charged with committing war crimes.

      Right now the major concern is how Putin will react in the face of his failure to occupy the Ukraine. His back is against the wall and there is a fear he is becoming unhinged. The suspicious death of the two oligarchs and their families just adds to the concern.

    379. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      383. Biden praised Fauci during the campaign, it was clear if Biden was elected, Fauci’s power would grow.

    380. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      et tu China?

      “BEIJING (AP) — China’s credit card processor has refused to work with banks in Russia for fear of being targeted by sanctions over its war on Ukraine, cutting off a possible alternative after Visa and Mastercard stopped serving them, according to the Russian news outlet RBC.

      UnionPay’s decision affects Sberbank, Russia’s biggest commercial bank, and smaller institutions, RBC reported Wednesday. It cited five unidentified sources in large Russian banks.”

      Meanwhile the U.S. is sending some newly developed exploding drones to the Ukraine to see if they work.

    381. mnw says:

      Breitbart:

      “Poll: Vance Takes Huge Lead In Ohio Senate Race”

      Setting aside the question of whether or not 7 points is in fact a “huge” lead, you can read the whole story & never discover that this is a Vance INTERNAL, i.e., commissioned by a PAC which was created to support… Vance.

      This is the kind of thing that has created quite a bit of skepticism in conservative circles about Breitbart.

      However, if you read the Fabrizio poll which Vance commissioned carefully, it DOES appear Vance may be moving up. Only half the poll respondents knew about Trump’s endorsement, & it was among that half where Vance had big gains.

    382. Bitterlaw says:

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10741115/Russian-troops-humiliated-crush-Ukraine.html

      Apparently, the Russians didn’t get the memo they are losing. Ukraine is surviving this war. Russia is not winning it but they are not losing it, either.

    383. Robbie says:

      Zeke Miller
      @ZekeJMiller
      ·
      54s
      PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia to end indoor mask mandate amid blowback, just days after it went into effect.

      – What a disastrous week for Fauci.

    384. Phil says:

      Russia is not winning the war but they are not losing it either.

      Absolutely dead on.

      It will go on and on and on and on and on……

      …..which is why I’m glad we aren’t in it and the American electorate doesn’t want to be in it. It will be a meat grinder of human lives for who knows how long.

    385. Phil says:

      Fauci can’t be happy.

    386. Robbie says:

      I just love the fact Trump toady Kevin McCarthy put out a statement this morning he never discussed asking Trump to resign over the January 6th riot so Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns released audio of McCarthy speaking with Liz Cheney on January 10 saying he was going to discuss resignation with Trump.

      I would absolutely love to see that worm McCarthy miss out on the Speakership for the second time because the MAGA morons turn on him.

    387. Meldrim says:

      Against expectations, the New York Appellate Division upheld, in a 3-2 vote (with one Dem appointee and 2 Rep appointees in the majority and two Dem appointees in the dissent), the trial judge’s March 31 order striking down the NY congressional gerrymander (which was 22D-4R) and orders new, constitutional map to be drawn by April 30:

      https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/21/nyregion/redistricting-lawsuit-new-york.html

      The decision is being appealed to the state’s highest court (the NY Court of Appeals), where all of the judges were appointed by Democrat governors, so we may yet see a reversal next week.

    388. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil – You claim that you would support war with Russia to defend a NATO country that was being attacked. But you are content to do little to stop Russia’s vicious war against people literally a few miles from NATO territory. You either support force to defend innocent people or you don’t.

    389. Robbie says:

      Steven Dennis
      @StevenTDennis
      Rachel Maddow just played audiotape of Kevin McCarthy privately telling Liz Cheney and other GOP leaders on a call in days after Jan. 6 he was thinking of calling Trump to suggest he resign but didn’t think Trump would.

      Steven Dennis
      @StevenTDennis
      @jmartNYT says this is only the beginning of conversations they have on tape in wake of 1/6; they say they also have tape of McCarthy musing if Twitter could also kick some of his own members off Twitter.

    390. Phil says:

      A few miles or one thousand miles. Doesn’t matter. We are part of NATO and under article 5 are bound to defend any attack on a NATO country. That’s why NATO is an effective deterrent. Russia knows they would have to confront all 30 NATO nations should they decide to move on Poland or some other NATO country. It’s why Putin won’t try it.

      Ukraine is not part of NATO. That’s the difference. We’ve provided the weaponry and supplies for Ukrainians to defend themselves. Americans don’t want their sons and daughters to come home in body bags over a war between two other countries – particularly when that war has no bearing on our national security.

    391. Phil says:

      CNN+ didn’t even last as long as Jeffry Toobin during a zoom meeting.

      LOL

    392. Bitterlaw says:

      A resurgent aggressive Russia causing a massive refugee crisis in Europe (negatively impacting NATO nations) and helping create inflation and impact the world economy has no bearing on national security? You can’t be serious.

      I think you are outright lying about supporting military action against Russia if it attacks a NATO country. You will make excuses and justifications to avoid US troops being involved.

    393. Robbie says:

      Garrett Haake
      @GarrettHaake
      “The only discussion I would have with [Trump] is that I think this will pass, and it would be my recommendation you should resign,” @GOPLeader clearly heard, talking to @Liz_Cheney about Trump impeachment in the days after Jan 6.
      @jmartNYT & @alexburnsNYT have the goods.

      – McCarthy is going to incur the wrath of MAGA and it’s going to be funny to watch. He’s such a smarmy hack.

    394. Phil says:

      ‘’Helping create inflation”

      That you, Joe?

      Nope, I’m like the majority of Americans as measured by all the polls. No to getting directly involved in Ukraine but yes to fulfilling our obligations to NATO.

    395. Phil says:

      As far as the massive refugee crisis in Europe negatively effecting NATO countries, that’s their problem. Not sending Americans over to die for that either.

      We have our own problems on our southern border.

    396. Phil says:

      Kamala seems to have a bit of a problem holding on to personell.

    397. Bitterlaw says:

      Like I said, I think you are lying. You will never support a direct conflict with Russia. If Finland or Sweden join and are attacked, you will say, “They have not been NATO members long enough to sacrifice American lives” or some other excuse. I do think you are a good enough person to recognize Ukrainian suffering but not good enough to really want to stop it. By sending weapons to Ukraine, the US is already engaged in the fight but it is really just a feel good measure that won’t save Ukraine. I am not saying to send combat troops. I am saying that there should be a huge increase in weapons – offensive and defensive weapons – arriving in Ukraine hourly with fighter escorts. Any Russian plane within missile range of the transports is fair game.

    398. Robbie says:

      Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell deserve whatever scorn they receive for this. Both told confidants they were ready to throw MAGA daddy overboard after the riot. McCarthy said he was prepared to ask Trump to resign and McConnell believed there would be robust majority to convict in the Senate.

      In the end, both chose the short term solution over the long term solution. Now, it has blown up in both of their faces. McCarthy lied to his conference today when he said he never discussed asking Trump to resign and McConnell just looks like someone who is scared for the fat, orange blob.

      Both McCarthy and McConnell deserve humiliation since MAGA daddy is going to once again be the nominee in 2024 and lose. In fact, McConnell should be MAGA daddy’s VP choice in 2024 since his refusal to vote to convict Trump allowed Trump to be the nominee again.

      They had their chance to once and for all end Trump’s reign of terror, but they wilted.

    399. Robbie says:

      Link to the story for post 405.

      https://t.co/SDTMHBX1JC

    400. Phil says:

      No bitter. I’m not a liar.

      I’ve always supported our military obligations with NATO. Those obligations are what have prevented the Soviet Union from attacking Europe since the 1940s. I’m sure NATO and article 5 will continue to deter the even weaker Russian Federation.

      If Putin was stupid enough to move on Europe he’d get his ass handed to him – assuming he could first even extricate himself from the quagmire he has mired himself in Ukraine.

      He isn’t attacking Finland or Sweden “to keep them quiet” either.

      Relax.

    401. Phil says:

      Trump’s “reign of terror”

      LOL

    402. Tgca says:

      We already have a refugee crisis in the US with the southern border that will ultimately destroy the character of our nation and bankrupt us if it continues as is so I’m not really worried about a refugee crisis in Europe from an aggressor country trying to relive its glory days that no one longer fears after it showed the world how inept it is after invading a poor corrupt country.

    403. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Washington Post: Pentagon says Ukraine has more tanks on the ground than Russia. Ukrainian forces have more tanks in Ukraine than Russians, “and they certainly have the purview to use them,” said an undisclosed senior U.S. defense official quoted by the Washington Post.”

    404. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The fact that after attacking Maripoul for over a month, the Russians cannot fully conquer it and are sealing the sections the Ukrainians still hold off, says a lot about how how effective the Russian military is.

    405. Tgca says:

      I have to agree with Robbie on this Kevin McCarthy story. If it’s true, and it appears from various reports on the net I’m seeing it is, then he should resign from the leadership ASAP because not only is he a proven LIAR saying he never said the things they have him on tape saying but evidently he was working behind the scenes to invoke the 25th amendment but only wussed out when he realized how much support Trump still had from the GOP.

      In addition, he was hoping Big Tech would block the social media accounts of GOP CongressCritters supporting Trump.

      It’s one thing to talk big to others about asking POTUS to resign but it’s another thing to be backstabbing the president and other GOP CongressCritters behind their back, and then pretending you’re on their side to keep your job.

      He sounds like the radical lefties requesting censure of conservative views and he should come clean on his LYING now.

      I think I it’s time both McCarthy and McConnell step aside.

    406. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      388. NATO is doing everything possible to help the Ukrainians defeat the Russians, other than put troops into the Ukraine. It has the strong support of the American people. We want all foreign troops out of the Ukraine, not additional ones from other countries.

      “Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed that Ukrainian troops are in the UK being trained on how to use the armoured vehicles Britain is supplying to repel Russian forces.

      “I can say that we are currently training Ukrainians in Poland in the use of anti-aircraft defence, and actually in the UK in the use of armoured vehicles,” he told journalists”

    407. Phil says:

      Tgca, absolutely agree. They won’t but they ought to.

      Perfect example of swamp Republicans who love Trump supporters to vote for them and just give lip service. Privately, they look down their nose at Trump and those who support him. In actuality, they hate us.

    408. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag still talking about McCarthy and Trump?

      Zzzzzz….

      Anything to avoid the disastrous Presidency of his man Biden.

    409. NYCmike says:

      Bitterlaw says:
      April 21, 2022 at 6:45 pm

      NYC – Here is the issue. No matter what you claim, you always hide behind the idea that nothing will be done. As I said before, saying what is right and what is wrong is independent of who is in the White House.

      -The issue is you are more a broken record than a functioning attorney.

      Let it go. You are wrong.

      I have stated countless times that I agreed with you on what SHOULD be done. I have even said I hope I am wrong about Biden and his administration in regard to helping Ukraine defeat Russia and Putin.

      BUT, the REALITY is that so far I have been correct – the person in the Oval Office is NOT doing what SHOULD be done – do you disagree?

      Is the Biden administration doing what you think SHOULD be done?? YES or NO?

    410. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Andy Milburn a former U.S. Marine who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan is currently in Ukraine and has formed The Mozart Group, and organization who help train Ukrainian Special Operations Forces.”

      U.S. and other foreign mercenary fighters are in the Ukraine. To me it is important that Ukraine controls military operations on its own territory, and not foreign countries.

    411. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      New #BidenApproval
      @trafalgar_group
      #Poll (conducted 4/18-20) shows slight decline from March:

      39.6% Approve
      55.3% Disapprove
      5.1% No Opinion

      Approval by Party

      66.7% #Dem
      18.8% #GOP
      34.8% #Inds

    412. NYCmike says:

      18.8% #GOP

      -Who are these people?

    413. Bitterlaw says:

      The shipping clerk is free to spend the time to go to law school for 3 years, pass 2 state bar exams and practice law in local, state and Federal courts for 29 years or he can STFU about my abilities as an attorney.

    414. Gordon Allen says:

      #419. My question exactly.
      My answer: some Democrats lied and claimed to be “republican”.
      Democrats lie?? Who knew?

    415. Gordon Allen says:

      #411. Seems an obvious conclusion to all but 2 posters here. Sometimes what you actually see is really true.

    416. Bitterlaw says:

      It is hilarious that NYC is most critical of me – the only poster who does not buy into the absurd idea that even though he does not vote for or donate money to Senate candidates outside of New York he is somehow responsible for Chuck Schumer controlling the Senate.

    417. jason says:

      18.8% #GOP

      -Who are these people?”

      Fake “Republicans” like Amoral Scumbag and the Biden Troll.

    418. jason says:

      I think I it’s time both McCarthy and McConnell step aside.”

      Zzzzzz……

    419. jason says:

      he only poster who does not buy into the absurd idea that even though he does not vote for or donate money to Senate candidates outside of New York he is somehow responsible for Chuck Schumer controlling the Senate.”

      There are so many lies in this statement it is hard where to start.

    420. jason says:

      Seems an obvious conclusion to all but 2 posters here. Sometimes what you actually see is really true.”

      Neville Allen is so stupid he does not see the irony of saying Russia is no threat to anyone when commenting on a major city in a sovereign country almost entirely destroyed and occupied by Russian soldiers.

    421. jason says:

      The area the Ukranians still hold is a vast industrial complex with underground nuclear bunkers.

      But unfortunately they are not “winning”. There city is in “smoking ruins” and most of it is occupied.

      But hey, Neville Allen thinks this is evidence the Russian military is no threat to anybody.

      “Occupying a sprawling network of Cold War-era bunkers, connected by mile after mile of dimly lit passageways, the remnants of Ukraine’s 36th Marine Brigade prepare to mount a desperate last stand.

      Pale, unshaven, exhausted after seven weeks of non-stop combat that has reduced the surrounding city of Mariupol to smoking ruins, they find themselves in a perilous position: outgunned, outnumbered and completely surrounded.

      Maybe a third of their brothers-in-arms have already been killed or wounded, with roughly the same number taken captive by the Russians whose advance they so far have managed, against extraordinary odds, to frustrate. Food, water and ammunition are running scarce. The chances seem insurmountable. The situation hopeless. Yet they refuse to surrender”

    422. jason says:

      Hey Skippy, let’s get rich.

      Your deadender candidate is at 7% at Predictit.

      Time to go all in.

      When she wins, I do expect my normal finder’s fee of 20%.

      https://www.predictit.org/markets/detail/7129/Who-will-win-the-2022-Pennsylvania-Republican-Senate-nomination

    423. Tgca says:

      I understand the military aid in the form of equipment and supplies.

      I also understand aid in the food, clothing, and supplies.

      I can’t fathom any economic aid to the most corrupt country in Europe in the form of money that will end up going to bureaucrats.

      Think of the billions given to Africa over the years.

      Does the US EVAH learn its lesson?

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/biden-authorizes-1-3-billion-more-for-ukraine/

    424. Bitterlaw says:

      428 Gordon apparently does not “see” that.

    425. Gordon Allen says:

      Bitter. You and Jadon lie again
      Putin is not a threat to NATO,as I’ve said a thousand times.
      A resident of mariupol sure is.
      Gosh,I so wish I had met you in court.

    426. Gordon Allen says:

      It’s be hard to be paired alone w Jason on Putin alarmism( conventional), as his connection w truth and reality is like that of a broken clock.
      A rare pairing.

    427. Phil says:

      Putin isn’t attacking NATO.

    428. Bitterlaw says:

      You would not have met me in court. You were the Democrats’ hired bitch in municipal disputes.

    429. Bitterlaw says:

      Then make Ukraine a member of NATO and give Putin 72 hours to remove all Russian forces from Ukraine. That would prove NATI’s power.

    430. Bitterlaw says:

      Make Ukraine a member of NATO and give Putin 72 hours to pull all troops from Ukraine.

    431. Phil says:

      Putin isn’t attacking NATO.

      No one believes that.

      NATO is about deterrence. It’s done it’s job for over 70 years and it is why the Soviet Union in it’s military prime never moved on Europe.

      ……but but but Putin attacked Ukraine! That means Putin now might attack a laundry list of NATO countries. Paleeez. Article 5 says no he won’t. Putting aside his staggering losses over the last two months and his military setbacks in subjugating a weak military “power” like Ukraine, a military invasion of any NATO nation would be suicide.

      You want to argue that we should enter the war between Russia and Ukraine because Russia is doing massive damage to Ukraine and it’s civilian population then fine, fire away. The overwhelming majority of Americans aren’t for that, but by all means, make that argument…..but knock off the we have to fight a war in Ukraine to prevent Putin from attacking NATO nations.

    432. jason says:

      No threat at all.

      “As Russian troops tighten their grip on the strategic port town of Mariupol, their strategy is finally becoming clear. Russian military commander Rustam Minnekaev now says the second phase of President Vladimir Putin’s “special operation” is focused on establishing a “land corridor” from the Donbas all the way to Moldova, which would cut off the rest of Ukraine from the sea.

      “One of the tasks of the Russian army is to establish full control over the Donbas and southern Ukraine. This will provide a land corridor to the Crimea, as well as influence the vital objects of the Ukrainian economy,” Minnekaev said Friday at a meeting with the Union of Defense Industries, as reported by the Russian state-owned Interfax. “Control over the south of Ukraine is another way out to Transnistria, where there are also facts of oppression of the Russian-speaking population.” Transnistria is a separatist region of Moldova that has so far not been officially involved in the war despite hosting a Russian military base since the 1990s.

      The general’s words suggest that Moldova’s sovereign borders would also come under threat from further Russian expansion. Phony efforts to protect Russian-speaking peoples have often foreshadowed Putin’s imperial invasions.

    433. jason says:

      Putin is not a threat to NATO,as I’ve said a thousand times.”

      Yeah, you were wrong a thousand times.

    434. jason says:

      ..but knock off the we have to fight a war in Ukraine to prevent Putin from attacking NATO nations.”

      Zzzzzz…

      An expansionist Russia IS a threat to NATO, other European countries and the US.

      The idea that Putin would be happy with a little slice of Ukraine has been completely debunked but the Putin Appeasers still hold on to it like the Manna from Heaven.

      The “well Putin can’t attack Finland NOW because he is busy in the Ukraine” is isolationist garbage.

      Putin’s aim is to recreate the Soviet Union, which nobody can deny was a threat. Nothing that has happened so far changes that. You can say the Russian military is underperforming? Ok. Does that mean Putin is not interested in territorial, economic, and influence expansion? No.

      Standing up to Putin now is going to be cheaper in lives and money than dealing with him later.

      Appeasement and peace in our time didn’t work for Neville Chamberlain and it won’t work with Putin.

    435. jason says:

      Make Ukraine a member of NATO and give Putin 72 hours to pull all troops from Ukraine.”

      Noooooo…. it will cause WWIII!

      I read it here, from the same people who say Putin’s military is a paper tiger and nobody should be afraid of it.

      Putin is weak and his military is completely harmless but he is going to start WWIII against NATO and the US anyway.

      The Appeasers can’t have it both ways.

    436. jason says:

      Make Ukraine a member of NATO and give Putin 72 hours to pull all troops from Ukraine.”

      I say pull all troops to the pre-invasion borders.

      To let Putin save face, offer negotiations on the Donbas and Crimea and Russian language issues.

    437. Bitterlaw says:

      A majority of Americans have been wrong before. Huge majorities were isolationists before the US was finally dragged into WW2. They were not alone as their British and French compatriots were content to let Hitler seize territory or have it given to him when he could have been slapped down.

      Putin is not like prior Russian leaders. He is a professional killer, a KGB field agent who seized power and nuclear weapons.

      A majority of American voters gave us Obama and Biden and Phil trusts their judgment on Ukraine? LOL

    438. Tgca says:

      Gordon is correct in that Pootin is no threat to NATO and NATO knows that.

      NATO has vast military superiority over Russia and certain member states have NOOKYOOLER capabilities equaled to or better than Russia.

      It’s absurd to think NATO is worried about losing a conflict to Russia.

      Being on alert or prepared is not the same as having a threat to your sovereignty.

      Israel is on alert from Palestinians all the time but that does not mean it poses a serious threat to Israel or its sovereignty.

    439. jason says:

      “Putting aside his staggering losses over the last two months and his military setbacks in subjugating a weak military “power” like Ukraine, a military invasion of any NATO nation would be suicide.”

      So Phil, if a war with NATO would be “suicide” and the Russians have suffered “staggering losses” explain to me why if NATO make Ukraine a member Putin would start a war with NATO.

      This should be good.

    440. jason says:

      Israel is on alert from Palestinians all the time but that does not mean it poses a serious threat to Israel or its sovereign”

      Ohhh puhhhhleeze, that has win the Stupid Analogy of the Year.

      Comparing Israel’s situation, a tiny country surrounded by hostile neighbors with 100x the population with NATO is completely asinine.

      Geezus.

    441. Tgca says:

      I find it odd that some are so concerned with the Ukrainian situation but seem to care little to nothing about the myriad of other attacks on peoples around the world by aggressor and dictators, especially in Africa and Asia where hundreds of thousands + die annually and millions are displaced but maybe it’s because their skin color is too dark so who cares, right?

      China is committing one of the worst human rights atrocities as we speak and using forced slave labor to make products being sold in the US but some thinks that’s ok because it’s done under the guise of FREE TRADE.

    442. jason says:

      Yeah, Bitter, I notice Phil takes solace that supposedly “a majority of Americans” agree with his isolationist dogma.

      I have taken notice that he thinks a “majority of Americans” are always right for future reference.

      In this case, “a majority of Americans” who think Putin can be appeased are wrong. I have no problem not being part of such a “majority”.

    443. Tgca says:

      447

      Jadon is a size queen?

      Who knew?

      Israel is more important to the security of the Middle East than Ukraine is to Europe.

      You’re correct! There is no comparison. The security of Israel is a more immediate concern than Ukraine in Europe will ever be.

    444. jason says:

      Ah yes the “China is a bigger threat” red herring.

      Let’s see when push comes to shove how many of the Putin Appeasers here will actually advocate for going to war over Taiwan.

      China is a threat. So is Putin. Both are true.

      And I notice the clever little BS from Tgca that those that want to stand up to Putin must be racists because there are “black people displaced in the world”.

      What absolute drivel.

    445. jason says:

      The security of Israel is a more immediate concern”

      LOL

      Tgca is a tough talker and major interventionist except for the crisis actually at hand.

      Reminds me of Amoral Scumbag who will support any Republican as long as he/she are not actually on the ballot.

    446. Phil says:

      The only way Putin starts WWWIII is to move on NATO. He doesn’t have the military capability to do that without getting his ass beat. He won’t be satisfied with trying to go after just a portion of Ukraine? I don’t doubt that for a minute, but reality has a funny way of getting in the way of one’s wants. He is just going to be very unsatisfied then. Tough. Sucks for him.

    447. Tgca says:

      449

      So now Jadon calls the majority of Americans appeasers now because they don’t think Ukraine is worth going to war over.

      Typical warmongering philosophy.

      How did that majority of American support work out in the US illegally invading Iraq in 2003 on false pretense and destabilizing the region and giving rise to exported terrorism?

      Perhaps the majority of Americans learned their lesson and realized the Iraq failure should blow caution to the wind in the future.

    448. Phil says:

      We must stop the communists in Vietnam or the dominoes will fall.

      Seen this movie before.

    449. Tgca says:

      As my previous posts prove, and I can post again for those that have trouble with Engwish comprehension, I was for a united NFZ and boots on the ground from day 1 which I believe would have deterred Russia’s aggression and avoided a war.

      That is hardly a fear of taking action or being an appeaser.

      However, we are not there today and will not be there because of the weakness of US and European leadership and politicians so we have to deal with the situation we have which is being a major arms supplier, cheerleader, and propagandist for Ukraine to assist them in holding off Russia in this war.

    450. Phil says:

      I was all in on going into Iraq in 2003. I was wrong. Dead wrong. I learned my lesson. Never again.

    451. jason says:

      Typical warmongering philosophy.”

      Fine with me.

      If standing up to Putin means I am a warmonger, I will wear the badge with pride.

      Especially if called that be little sniveling Putin appeasers.

    452. jason says:

      Phil has backed himself into a corner and now using smoke and mirrors to deflect from the core question.

      I will ask it again.

      “So Phil, if a war with NATO would be “suicide” and the Russians have suffered “staggering losses” explain to me why if NATO makes Ukraine a member Putin would start a war with NATO.

      This should be good.”

    453. jason says:

      Never again.”

      Heh.

      No isolationist dogma in that statement.

      Actually you were right then, the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was the right thing to do.

      You are wrong now thinking Putin can be appeased.

      Both can be true.

    454. Phil says:

      Because it would be Russians and Americans killing each other. That’s a war. It means dead Americans over a conflict between two nations that has nothing to do with US national interests.

      As far as iraq, war was sold to us as Saddam being a threat to the United States – weapons of mass destruction et all.

      It was bullsh*t.

      Isn’t it funny how the Bill Kristols of the world that want the US in a war gloss over the dead Americans part. They did it in the lead up to Iraq and they’re doing it now.

    455. DW says:

      More on the discovered tablet from Mt. Ebal in Israel.

      Many ‘scholars’ like to say that Moses never existed, and Joshua never existed. They take the position that the entire Old Testament was made up unless someone shows from archeology that it wasn’t. They used to deny the existence of King David, until inscriptions were found so they cannot any more.

      Now to the recent discovery.

      In the book of Deuteronomy, Moses commanded that once Joshua leads the people into the land they were to go to Mt. Ebal and build and altar and renew the covenant by proclaiming blessings (from Mt. Gerazim) and curses (from Mt. Ebal).

      In the 1980s, archeologist Adam Zertol found two altars on Mt. Ebal, the earlier one being a match to Joshua’s altar, including the fact that Moses commanded Joshua to plaster the stones, and in fact the stones were plastered.

      But without any inscription found, skeptics said there was no proof that this was in fact Joshua’s altar.

      Now fast forward to 2019. An archeologist gets the idea to wet-sift the dump piles removed from the altar area in 1989. While doing this, one particular clump of dirt washed clean to reveal a small folded lead tablet.

      The use of modern scanning technology has revealed the text from the inside. It was a message of cursing that includes the name YHW, the Hebrew God.

      The dating of this may well match time of Joshua based on three factors:

      1) The lead was tested and found to have come from a mine in Greece that was active in the late-bronze age (1400 to 1200 BC).

      2) The writing of the inscription was proto-alphabetic, meaning it is very old, again late Bronze age.

      3) Zertal in the 1980s found only two layers of strata, late Bronze and early Iron age.

      So what was found is the name of the Hebrew God, in Israel, at a site mentioned in Deuteronomy and Joshua, with writing consistent with the purpose of the ceremony at Ebal.

      So despite what your university professors said, we now have proof that the ancient Hebrews were literate, they could have written the first five books of the Old Testament in the late bronze age, and they were in Israel worshipping YWH at this time, meaning the conquest was real, and suggesting the Exodus from Egypt was also real.

      There is an old adage in archeology that the absence of evidence is NOT evidence of absence, nevertheless the skeptics affirmed that Israelite history was made up because they had not found evidence. Now this evidence has been found and they are caught with their pants down.

    456. Tgca says:

      460

      The 2003 Iraq war was NOT the right thing to do.

      The American people were lied to about it and everyone knows that now. I don’t support the World Court but if ever a case was legitimate for it, the case against the US in this invasion is one.

      Even Colin Powell and his staff later acknowledged it was based on a false premise and pushed by Cheney and friends, and he would have never made the case for the war had he known about the lies.

      The UN and the vast majority of countries in the world were against it and the US could not get more than 4 members on the security council to support it, even its own allies.

      The US was humiliated after the lies came out and is now distrusted on such matters due to those lies.

      Hundreds of thousands died because of that unnecessary conflict, including 4,000+ US service men dead in the ground today because people like you can’t admit US error.

      Shame on you for degrading the servicemen who died for their country because you can’t admit fault.

      Please justify how the 2003 illegal invasion of Iraq was the right thing to do?

    457. Wes says:

      The US invasion of Iraq was the right thing to do the same way the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor was the right thing to do.

    458. Bitterlaw says:

      Saddam had used chemical weapons before. He never did after he died following the invasion. Both can be true.

      Tgclown still claiming “hundreds of thousands died. No sources. Maybe DailyKos, Code Pink, and MoveOn.org can help him out.

    459. Tgca says:

      462. DW

      As a Catholic, I’ve NEVAH doubted the stories of Moses. We learned about these things in Catechism and I also watched The Ten Commandments with Charlton Heston so I don’t care what college professors say.

      I know it’s all true!

      Why else would Hollywood make a movie about it if it weren’t true?

    460. Phil says:

      Wes with the kill shot.

    461. mnw says:

      462 DW

      Interesting post.

      Scholars who “take the position that Moses never existed and the entire Old Testament is made up”–

      They let such scholars run around loose & unattended? Sounds like Oliver Stone stuff to me.

    462. Tgca says:

      Saddam used chemical weapons against Iranian soldiers in the 80s war that was partially funded by and supported by the US, and the US was well aware of those chemical used on Iranian soldier because they provided Iraq with intelligence on Iranian positions as previously published by US intelligence and military officials.

      So do you think the US is actually complicit in the development and use of chemical weapons by Iraq on Iran?

    463. Wes says:

      That is fascinating, DW, and would be groundbreaking if true. At least one biblical archaeologist though is cautioning against making any declarative statements until further investigation is done:

      https://www.livescience.com/ancient-curse-tablet-early-hebrew

      Regardless of the ultimate verdict on the find, the artifact is certainly the focal point of a significant archaeological find.

    464. jason says:

      So now Jadon calls the majority of Americans appeasers now because they don’t think Ukraine is worth going to war over.”

      Wrong question. You appeasers have made the case that war against NATO would be suicidal for Putin and that his military is weak and couldn’t harm a fly.

      Why would he then want to start a war with NATO over Ukraine?

      You have to ask whether Putin wants a war with Putin over Ukraine, not the US. We know we don’t want a war with Putin.

    465. jason says:

      Because it would be Russians and Americans killing each other. That’s a war.”

      BS. Answer my question.

      “So Phil, if a war with NATO would be “suicide” and the Russians have suffered “staggering losses” explain to me why if NATO makes Ukraine a member Putin would start a war with NATO.

      This should be good.”

    466. Tgca says:

      The Wikileaks docs show US gubbermint sources estimating deaths in the 150,000 range which the US did not address publicly.

      Here’s a sample aggregate from Wikipedia and though you can’t rely on it as 100% accurate, generally they are in the ballpark of what I’ve read from various reports over the years.

      We will never know the exact amount but considering the devastation and destabilization of Iraq by the US, it is not realistically questionable that hundreds of thousands died.

      Population-based studies produce estimates of the number of Iraq War casualties ranging from 151,000 violent deaths as of June 2006 (per the Iraq Family Health Survey) to 1,033,000 excess deaths (per the 2007 Opinion Research Business (ORB) survey). Other survey-based studies covering different time-spans find 461,000 total deaths (over 60% of them violent) as of June 2011 (per PLOS Medicine 2013), and 655,000 total deaths (over 90% of them violent) as of June 2006 (per the 2006 Lancet study).

    467. jason says:

      Please justify how the 2003 illegal invasion of Iraq was the right thing to do”

      I have done so many times.

      But I have some gigantic 1 inch thick pork chops to attend to so it will have to wait.

    468. Wes says:

      Bitterlaw says:
      April 22, 2022 at 11:34 am
      Saddam had used chemical weapons before. He never did after he died following the invasion. Both can be true.

      Tgclown still claiming “hundreds of thousands died. No sources. Maybe DailyKos, Code Pink, and MoveOn.org can help him out.

      Terrorists weren’t torturing, raping, and killing people at will in Iraq before the US invaded. They certainly were after the US invaded. Both can be true.

    469. Tgca says:

      Bitter thinks because Saddam had used chemical weapons in the past that killed about 5,000 that the US was correct in invading Iraq and removing Saddam against the will of the vast majority of the world but says nothing of the other dictators killing hundreds of thousands annually.

      Why don’t we invade those countries too and remove their leaders?

      Why not start with China that kills thousands annually with their brutality and forced slaved labor so people in Radnor can purchase products cheaper?

    470. Bitterlaw says:

      Saddam took care of the torturing and killing before the 2003 invasion.

    471. Wes says:

      So rape, torture, and mass murder were justified in Iraq when US troops were there but unacceptable before GWB ordered the invasion, Bitter?

      That’s not the stance I would take, but each to his own.

    472. Tgca says:

      475

      EGGSZACKWEE!!!

      Bitter doesn’t count the devastation brought on the country by the illegal invasion that the vast majority of the world was against which Bush and friends still refuse to admit was a mistake. Their incompetence and lies are responsible for more deaths than many brutal dictators.

      I guess under Bitter’s logic we can say that WW2 only killed 20 million military folks and the 45M+ of civilians that died during the war was not related to the war.

    473. Bitterlaw says:

      Tgclown is retired and has a waterfront estate in Florida. Truly a man of the people.

      I can only buy what is sold. Get me a list of American made products and I will be happy to buy from it. Of course, I hardly buy anything. Wait. I did buy one pair of jeans at the outlet store last month. And a Jeep to replace the 11 year old Jeep. Also bought an erasable board for batting lineups and a new scorebook. That’s it.

    474. Bitterlaw says:

      So Wes is claiming that US troops were responsible for all the deaths, rapes, torture and killing in Iraq? Maybe he and Tgca can get matching Code Pink t-shirts.

    475. Tgca says:

      Under the Reagan administration, Saddam built up his weapons arsenal to use against the Iranians, and the US was well aware of it and even provided intelligence, training, funds, and weapons to Iraq.

      Does Bitter agree that the chemical weapons Iraq used on Iranian soldiers with full knowledge by the US is also tantamount to torturous and heinous acts? If so, why isn’t the US complicit in those uses of chemical weapons against Iranian soldiers?

    476. Wes says:

      Bitterlaw can buy only what is sold–even when what is sold is a lie by an incompetent jingoist who did absolutely nothing for years as terrorists ran amok.

      We got rid of a dictator though. I’m sure the families of all the victims of terrorism in Iraq over the course of the next decade plus after our invasion can’t thank us enough for that.

      By the way, Bitter, GWB even admitted his stated reason for going to Iraq was a lie when he said, “I wish the intelligence had been better on that.”

    477. Tgca says:

      480

      I have no waterfront property in FL. I lease a townhome in a nice NON-gated community but with 24 hour manned security.

      I can’t help I had a successful career and was able to choose early retirement so I can spend more time with all my friends at HHR unlike some who got fired numerous times and rely on spousal support.

      Why the hate?

      Stick to the topic at hand please.

    478. Wes says:

      I assumed attorneys practicing in the US would be fluent in English. Obviously I was wrong. I explicitly said TERRORISTS tortured, killed, and raped people. I never said the US military did.

      I did, however, note how casually you tried to dismiss the atrocities committed by the terrorists with the handwavium about what Saddam had done.

    479. mnw says:

      In Portland yesterday, at a DEM FR, Biden predicted that the DEMs could GAIN 2 Senate seats in Nov. He didn’t make a corresponding prediction about the House.

      Next stop? Seattle.

      Apparently he thinks that Portland & Seattle are the best places to showcase his achievements, & he wants to call the nation’s attention to conditions in these two cities.

      Ii will be interesting to see if Sen.Patty Murray, who’s up this year, wants to stand next to Biden in Seattle.

    480. Bitterlaw says:

      484. So many lies. Not worth Tgclown’s 1200 response posts to correct him.

    481. Tgca says:

      483

      They knew the intelligence was highly flawed.

      Recall that the aerial photographs the US relied upon were rebuffed as inaccurate at the time by the UN investigators but the US ignored that and could not muster up the votes on the UN Security Council so the US went it alone against the will of the vast majority of the world.

      …and as Colin Powell himself later said, the US already made up its mind to invade even before the UN meeting so it was all for show and just to make Papa Bush proud and reward Cheney friends with military contracts.

      …and it only cost 4,000+ US soldiers lives and hundreds of thousands of mostly civilian Iraqis.

      But no worries! Bush and friends made tons of money off the dead US servicemen and hundreds of thousands of dead Iraq civilians.

    482. Bitterlaw says:

      The shipping clerk and the massage therapist think they are better lawyers? Good. See you both in 32 years to see how your careers turned out.

    483. Tgca says:

      487

      Lies?

      So you have evidence:

      I own a waterfront property in FL?

      I did not early retire?

      I did not have a successful career?

      I do not live in a NON-gated community?

      Which one of these are lies?

    484. Wes says:

      I never said I was a better lawyer than you, Biter. I did question your comprehension of the English language given your distortion of my explicitly stated words.

    485. Wes says:

      Who is the shipping clerk by the way?

    486. Tgca says:

      Wow! Putting down someone’s career choice.

      No! That doesn’t sound like an elitist from Radnor. Not at all!

    487. DW says:

      “At least one biblical archaeologist though is cautioning against making any declarative statements”

      Wes, sure, and there is always going to be debate which is definitely healthy. In fact the archeologist who made the find invites discussion and welcomes the interaction. The peer reviewed full article will be out later this summer.

      One epigrapher complained about not seeing the full scans of the tablet, but the archeologist who made the discovery invited this same scholar to see the scans but his emails went unanswered.

      And just to be clear, the discoverer is well respected in Israel, has a team of colleagues from multiple faiths/backgrounds, and has credentials from the Antiquities authorities in Israel and has been there for the last 25 years at numerous sites.

    488. Tgca says:

      492

      NYC

      Bitter praised NYC for him getting shot in the chest past at work but bow puts him down because of his family business.

    489. Phil says:

      Russia is too weak to attack NATO

      Putin isn’t suddenly withdrawing from Ukraine with his tail between his legs.

      Both happen to be true.

      Jason knows this very well.

      Anyway, Ukraine isn’t joining NATO so it’s kind of academic isn’t it? They haven’t been invited and they themselves haven’t applied. It ain’t happening.

      How about we focus on reality and keep our eye on the ball. Is sacrificing American lives in a conflict between Russia and Ukraine worth it? In other words, is there a sufficient national security threat to America to warrant Americans coming home in body bags. The answer is a big fat no. It’s a hell no.

    490. Bitterlaw says:

      NYC is the shipping clerk.

    491. Tgca says:

      494

      Sorry DW!

      Israel is a small tiny country so it can’t be relied upon.

      I read it here at HHR by another poster. Israel is just a tiny country.

      Perhaps we should ask corrupt gubbermint officials in a bigger country like Ukraine to validate the findings.

    492. Tgca says:

      496

      Ukraine overwhelmingly rejected joining NATO less than 10 years ago, by like an 85% margin. Evidently, the Ukrainians did not think much of NATO at the time.

      How times have changed.

    493. Bitterlaw says:

      False premise, Wes. No loss of life in war is worth it to the person who died, their family or friends. It has always been that way. It was not worth it to the Roman soldiers who died fighting in Gaul or US soldiers on Iwo Jima. They expected somebody else to die but sacrificed themselves anyway.

      You claim you support a war with Russia if it attacks NATO (which is a lie). Americans will die in that war. Will you say it was worth it?

    494. Bitterlaw says:

      Sorry, That post was for Phil.

    495. Robbie says:

      CSPAN
      @cspan

      Question to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene: “In fact, you think that Speaker Pelosi is a traitor to the country, right?”

      Greene: “I’m not answering that question…I haven’t said that.”

      Q: “Put up plaintiff’s exhibit 5.”

      Greene: “Oh, no. Wait. Hold on now…”

      – I think this lawsuit is a cheap trick that should be tossed out, but I do enjoy watching Marjorie Taylor Greene squirm. She’s an awful, miserable person and I hope she loses her primary race. She’s a clown. Of course, that’s almost certainly why so many on the populist Trump ball licking right love her.

    496. Robbie says:

      Herschel Walker on 2020:

      “I’m tired of hearing about the past. I’m tired of hearing about what happened, you know, the last election. We don’t care what happened in the last election.”

      https://t.co/qDW2zeSpHy

      – I’m sorry this is happening to you, Jason fraud. I know you think talking endlessly about how 2020 was stolen from Trump is the key to your heartstrings.

    497. DW says:

      In 1903 the New York Times said of the potential for the invention of flying machines, “it might be assumed that the flying machine which will really fly might be evolved by the combined and continuous efforts of mathematicians and mechanicians in from ONE MILLION TO TEN MILLION years…”

      time flies because nine weeks later the Wright brothers successfully flew their flying machine.

    498. mnw says:

      I don’t respond to trolls.

      This is just a general observation based on my own experiences trying to persuade jurors:

      It’s probably not going to persuade people to your point of view if you start off by telling them what jerks they are, & how much you hate their guts first.

      That would be an odd strategy choice.

    499. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag endorses Hershel Walker after calling him a “turd” because he supposedly said something Amoral Scumbag views as negative for Trump?

    500. jason says:

      Phil has written a lot of drivel and made up a lot of excuses but still hasn’t answered the question.

      He did come up with “Russia is too weak to attack NATO”

      So why is Phil worried about Russia starting WWIII over Ukraine.

      Let’s take Bitter’s suggestion, make NATO a member and tell the Russians to get out.

      According to Phil, Russia is weak and would never want to start a war with NATO.

      So since we agree, time for action.

    501. Phil says:

      Don’t worry. By the autumn, we will find that Robbie has written a check to the Warnock campaign.

      Robbie always pulls this.

    502. Gordon Allen says:

      Market pros Shocked by rising rates!!
      These guys are as clueless as the morons in Washington.
      Does anybody have or use common sense anymore?
      Heaven help us.
      Sorry to get off the all important topic of Ukraine.
      Cynics might even think it’s a diversion from looking at other more critical disasters closer to home.
      Not being cynical I should add.
      Back to the Battle of Mariupol, the most important event in human history since the birth of Christ.

    503. Tgca says:

      False premise.

      Starting WW3 is about the West directly attacking Russia to defend Ukraine.

      From last count, a good portion of the world is willing to ally with Russia against the West.

      The countries that either abstained or voted against the Russian resolution at the the UN make up half the worlds population.

      So though Russia has Europe against it, most of Asia and Africa is not in opposition to Russia, at least not publicly.

      We don’t know how this would play out but if Russia was directly attacked, we do risk WW3 and potentially a NOOKYOOLER showdown and many Western leaders have acknowledged this including Great Britain and the US, hence, the reason they refuse to date to send in troops or do a NFZ.

    504. Tgca says:

      509

      Agreed!

      Ukraine is small potatoes compared to other issues facing the US at this time.

      Our border security is much more important than Ukraine.

    505. Bitterlaw says:

      509 Gordon’s sneering dismissal of the suffering in Ukraine does not speak well for him.

    506. Gordon Allen says:

      And your ignorant posing is doing what for them exactly?
      I’m merely stating the obvious” human suffering occurs everywhere,including now in CCCP China,on which Jason and you are silent.
      A Great nation cannot make its national policy on empathy primarily,as we would need to double our defense budget.
      You know that as well as I do.
      You and Jason dug a hole for yourselves w this Ukraine obsession,and keep digging. Everyone knows that.
      BTW. Are you not working today?
      I NEVER had the time during work days to uselessly opine like you.
      I know you’re jealous but it’s embarrassing for you to make it so obvious

    507. Tina says:

      Market pros should not be shocked.

      Those rates are double what they were under Trump.

      Plus gas is in the $5s vs $2s under Trump.

      Watch out, existing home sales were down 10 percent. This is just the start.

      Several forecasters now say we are in a recession.

    508. Tina says:

      Don’t worry President Demetia and Milly Vanilli are watching every $ that goes into the Ukrainian cesspool.

    509. Phil says:

      Actually, they are just printing that $$. A billion here, a billion there…..

    510. Tina says:

      Yup, Phil, and draining our energy reserves by sending it overseas.

    511. jason says:

      There is suffering in China, so it is ok for Putin to kill tens of thousands, commit war crimes and displace millions in Ukraine?

      Neville Allen promotes knee jerk isolationism to new heights…

    512. jason says:

      “It’s too early to know if this product, if this service was a success or a failure,”

      Stelter desperately tried to rationalize the implosion of CNN+.’

      Usually, if your business gets canned after a month, it is a failure, Brian.

    513. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      It’s interesting that 23% of respondents in the recent AP poll stated the “they are neither in favor or opposed” to U.S. troops in the Ukraine. Add that to the 22% in favor, and 45% of Americans have not indicated opposition to U.S. troops in the Ukraine.

      I don’t think you can claim the opposition to U.S. troops in the Ukraine can be referred to as “overwhelming”. I would place myself in the 23% neither for or against at this time.

      “But public support stops short of deploying U.S. troops to Ukraine to fight against Russian forces. Only 22% say they favor deploying U.S. troops to Ukraine to fight against Russian forces, while 55% are opposed; 23% say they are neither in favor nor opposed.”

    514. jason says:

      including now in CCCP China,on which Jason and you are silent”

      LOL

      Hey Bitter, 50/50 on the points for being “silent” on suffering in China?

    515. Gordon Allen says:

      Great news on the NY ” Congressional map.
      Appeals court ruling.
      Sorry bringing this good news up,showing no empathy for the Mariuopal people( aka virtue signaling), but for rational people who accept the world goes on it is.

    516. jason says:

      “add that to the 22% in favor, and 45% of Americans have not indicated opposition to U.S. troops in the Ukraine.”

      Right, I noticed that, maybe not so many people “agree with Phil” after all.

    517. jason says:

      ut for rational people who accept the world goes on it is.”

      Translation: allow Putin to kill torture and rape as many Ukrainians as he wants, we just have to accept the world as it is.

    518. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      BL, jason & SDC;
      Sorry to bring politics into the discussion, but:
      1)”Gallup’s latest update on Biden’s job approval, from an April 1-19 survey, finds 41% of Americans approving and 56% disapproving of the way Biden is handling his job as president.”
      2) Two GOP Congressman(Biggs and Gosar) who the Democrats tried to remove from the Arizona ballot this Autumn, have the case for Insurrection dismissed by a County Judge.
      3) Marjorie Taylor Greene’s case was heard today in Georgia for the same reason as above 2. I watched some of it and it was an absolute perversion. The Plaintiff’s asked if her use of the term “1776” was an admission of insurrection. Her reply was no and that 1776 is on the Georgia State Flag!

    519. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      524. The initial expansion of Nazi Germany was viewed the same way.

    520. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      525. Glad to hear the cases were dismissed.

      It’s like the attempt by the Internet companies and Twitter to censor free speak. The left is becoming increasingly totalitarian and Marxist in it’s views. Expect that the left will soon say the U.S. Constitution is a relic of slavery and “whiteness” and demand it be repealed.

    521. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      You know how bad it is when Elon Musk, one of the U.S. foremost corporate welfare queens, is looked upon as a free speak champion in his quest to take over Twitter.

    522. Tina says:

      Sheeple, the Jebot was so excited about the Marjorie hearing. It’s like Russia hoax 3.0.

    523. Bitterlaw says:

      Gordon – I am a litigator but I’m not in court every minute. I wrote a brief today.

      I guess you made a lot whoring yourself out representing Democrat mayors and local governments. A true conservative doing the bidding of libs. You must be proud.

    524. Phil says:

      The US isn’t sending troops to fight Russians in the Ukraine. The European NATO nations don’t even want to get involved and it’s their backyard. Give it up. Biden certainly isn’t going to sign on. Well, maybe if the Easter Bunny tells him to. You never know with him. 22/55…but hey, 23% haven’t said no yet so I guess there’s hope. Bill Kristol has his fingers crossed.

    525. Tgca says:

      Where was Bitter’s and Jason’s outrage over Ethiopia, Syria, Yemen where hundreds of thousands have died in the last 5+ years and numerous others displaced?

      There are other countries in Africa and Asia where these are happening too.

      China has an estimated 1 million Uyghurs in concentration camps where they are forced into slave labor, forced into re-education, and routinely beaten and tortured.

      When does the US attack China, remove its communist leadership, and free the Uyghurs?

      When do we start cutting off trade with China?

    526. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil – Why don’t you stop pretending you want Russia to lose this war? You don’t. Stop pretending you care about Ukrainian suffering. You don’t. Most of all, stop pretending that you would support NATO going to war with Russia if it attacked a NATO member. You would not. I thought better of you before this. I thought you had a sense of what is right and wrong. You don’t.

    527. Tgca says:

      Freeing Uyghurs from Chinese concentration camps is

      THE RIGHT THING TO DO!!!

      We need to block all trade with China ASAP!

    528. Tgca says:

      General Milley needs to call his counterpart in China and let them know when the US plans to invade them to free the Uyghur folks.

    529. Tgca says:

      Here’s McCarthy on tape speaking with Liz Cheney about invoking the 25th amendment and House Impeachment.

      Listen to him in his own words. He’s all for Trump resigning.

      This is the man that has completely LIED to and misled the GOP, yet leads it in the House.

      I think McCarthy should resign ASAP.

      I hope this tape gets played over and over at every event he attends.

      McCarthy gives the finger to the GOP and thinks…SUCKAS!

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/heres-the-audio-mccarthy-plotted-with-liz-cheney-for-trump-to-resign/

    530. Tina says:

      Luntz tenant is just an idiot.

      Both him and Biden’s Beotch need to go.

      They suck.

    531. Phil says:

      You are right, bitter. I’m fine with Russia winning the war in Ukraine. I’m fine with Ukrainians suffering, and I most definitely am lying about supporting the fulfilling of our Nato defense obligations in the event a NATO member is attacked. You got me.

      I’m just a Russian stooge. Hell, guilty of treason in fact. Hey, I bet Mitt would agree. Maybe he can get me and Gabbi arrested. Shot at dawn.

    532. Tgca says:

      McCarthy caught in a LIE!

      Here’s his tweet denying the NYT reporting on the Trump comments.

      See post 537 for the audio proving McCarthy LIED in his tweet.

      They set him up and got him to deny it and then they released the tape proving he is a LIAR.

      Let’s see how he wiggles out of this.

      Perhaps he’ll do a Joy Reid and say his Twitter account was backed and he never denied it.

      https://twitter.com/GOPLeader/status/1517164322782433287

    533. Phil says:

      Tina, Mitch and McCarthy are Republican swamp creatures. Pure and simple. They want our votes to prop up their caucus numbers, but this is just another example of what they think of us in private.

    534. Tgca says:

      McCarthy has yet to respond to being caught in a LIE.

      It’s being reported he is working the phones today to try and shore up support so he isn’t pushed out of the leadership.

      This man should NOT be Speaker! He betrayed his president and his party with his behind the scenes treachery and then goes on to publicly support Trump afterwards when he sees the party solidly stood behind Trump.

      This man cannot and should NOT be trusted to be speaker.

      Oust him NOW!!!

      If the GOP keeps him as leader, they don’t deserve to be entrusted with the House victory in 2022.

    535. Tgca says:

      So this is what people want to teach toddlers. TODDLERS!!!

      Disgusting freak!

      …and we’re worried about Ukraine when we have bigger issues to worry about at home. Geez!

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/this-woman-is-dangerous-and-should-be-kept-far-away-from-children/

    536. Phil says:

      Maybe they can convince Paul Ryan to run for Congress again and make him Speaker once again. Robbie’s kind of Republican. Bonified member in good standing of the DC Uniparty.

    537. Tgca says:

      544

      Nah! Once Liz Cheney is re-elected, they could make her SPEAKER!

      She is denying that she is the one that taped McCarthy on the call.

      Does anyone think Luz would stoop that low to damage the GOP?

    538. mnw says:

      RAS today has Biden JA at -16 (51/57)

      But we all know RAS is a rightwing outlier– just ask The Wise Men at RRH.

      So, it’s always better to consult a more respected polling outfit, one that the left has considered their gold standard for decades… like Gallup!

      Gallup:

      Biden JA today 4/22 = -15 (41/56)

      Biden JA a month ago, on 3/22 = -12 (42/54)

    539. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil – The reason I know you are lying about supporting NATO if it is attacked is because you tipped your hand. You are terrified of confronting Russia because Putin has nukes. Guess what? He will still have nukes if he attacks a NATO country. I am sure you will also not support military action if China attacks Taiwan. China has nukes, too.

    540. Wes says:

      Hey, Tg, I just finished grilling some chicken and making barbecue. I know you want to come over and have some.

      YUM!!!!

    541. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The discussion over NATO troops for the Ukraine is getting in the way of the more important issue, the Ukrainians need more modern weaponry. I am not seeing a benefit of foreign troops who don’t know the terrain, language or culture. The Ukrainians are successful with localize attacks, using technological weapons supplied by the West. There are also ample mercenaries volunteering from other countries.
      The strategy has been working; build on it. There is nothing foreign troops can do that some well targeted missiles and drones cannot do easier. And you don’t have to feed and house them.

    542. Tina says:

      I thought this “hearing” was make believe. So, it was real and the basement dweller got excited?

      The counsel for the drats sounds like an idiot. Lots of rent a lawyahs,

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/04/judge-laughs-appears-facepalm-marjorie-taylor-greene-points-1776-georgia-state-seal-clueless-lawyer-insurrection-hearing-get-gop-firebrand-kicked-off-ballot-attacks-mtg-f/

    543. NYCmike says:

      “Phil – Why don’t you stop pretending you want Russia to lose this war? You don’t. Stop pretending you care about Ukrainian suffering. You don’t. Most of all, stop pretending that you would support NATO going to war with Russia if it attacked a NATO member. You would not. I thought better of you before this. I thought you had a sense of what is right and wrong. You don’t.”

      -Pure virtue signaling right here by Bitterlaw.

      Bitterlaw, how do your tough words towards Putin show any “CARING”for the Ukrainian people?

      What horsesh*t! You are peddling so much of it that jason’s bullsh*t margin$ will be way down this quarter!

    544. NYCmike says:

      Should we start comparing donation amounts given during church? I’ve given close to $1000 in donations of money, clothes and food to various charity groups – is that enough to “prove I care”?

      What a joke!

    545. NYCmike says:

      ” I’ve given close to $1000 in donations of money, clothes and food to various charity groups…”

      -This was in regard to Ukraine – on top of my normal tithing routine.

      Someone show Bitterlaw my ledger to get a “caring credit”.

    546. NYCmike says:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZp9bu8pmeQ

      -Bitterlaw is to caring about Ukrainians like Jerry Seinfeld is to being a fancy boy.

    547. Phil says:

      Bitter, have a beer and relax.

      Your obsession with Ukraine is going to give you a heart attack. You are losing it, man.

      As far as what you think you know about a My position on the issue of an attack on a NATO member it doesn’t matter anyway, because there will be no Russian attack on NATO. The MF Putin can’t even get past Kiev.

      How about getting exercised about something that’s actually going to happen. Say, the half a million plus per month that will be crossing OUR border in thirty days. Just a thought.

    548. Bitterlaw says:

      If being outraged about murdering, torturing and raping civilians is considered virtue signaling, you are heartless bastards.

      SDC – I did not call for boots on the ground. I have called for massive aid with offensive and defensive weapons. Poland should be a gigantic staging area for round the clock shipments to Ukraine. Flights into Ukraine 24 hours a day escorted by fighters with orders to shoot down any aircraft that threaten them.

    549. jason says:

      NYC will wait for a “better President”. Until then, he is fine with Putin killing as many Ukrainians as he wants.

    550. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil – I know your position and I know it is a lie. You bow to Putin because he has nukes. At least Finland and Sweden have more guts than you do. And if they are attacked after joining NATO, you will oppose defending them. You know it.

    551. jason says:

      Yeah Bitter, you are “obsessed” with millions of people being displaced and tens of thousands killed.

      Phil sits in his little bunker in Texas and craps his pants at the thought of getting on the wrong side of Putin, whom he alternates between saying is weak and powerless (when convenient) and is formidable and powerful (when convenient).

      I would take “obsession” over cowardice any time.

    552. NYCmike says:

      Maybe jason is a goldfish…..

      Same guy, several days apart:

      “But NYC is correct that you face each crisis with the President you have, not the one you wish you had.”

      “NYC will wait for a “better President”. Until then, he is fine with Putin killing as many Ukrainians as he wants.”

    553. NYCmike says:

      Bitterlaw and jason “care about” Ukrainians SOOOOOO MUCH that they post on HHR every day of the week since Putin invaded!

      Can’t you see how much they “CARE”!

    554. jason says:

      The MF Putin can’t even get past Kiev.”

      Hey, Phil, you really want to call Putin a MF.

      It might piss him off, you better take it back and apologize.

    555. jason says:

      “But NYC is correct that you face each crisis with the President you have, not the one you wish you had.”

      LOL

      You are “correct” in saying it, but incorrect in not believing it.

      GFY.

    556. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      On a good note.

      “Zelensky: Allies finally providing weapons Ukraine asked for. In his nightly address, President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked Ukraine’s partners who “finally heard” Ukraine’s requests for weapons. Zelensky said the arms will save the lives of thousands of people and show Russia the day they will be forced to leave Ukraine is approaching.”

    557. jason says:

      And if they are attacked after joining NATO, you will oppose defending them. You know it.”

      Of course he will. He will find another excuse to appease Putin.

    558. jason says:

      itterlaw and jason “care about” Ukrainians SOOOOOO MUCH”

      So NYC has a problem if you care what is happening to people in Ukraine?

      I am not surprised, really.

    559. jason says:

      Bitterlaw, how do your tough words towards Putin show any “CARING”for the Ukrainian people?”

      Maybe because Putin is perpetrator of what is happening to the Ukrainians?

      NYC is offended by “tough” words towards Putin….you can’t make this sh-t up.

    560. Phil says:

      It’s a virtue signaling fest from Pennsylvania tonight.

      They care more than anyone, damnit.

      They remind us daily.

      You gotta love it.

    561. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Speaking of troops on the ground:

      “Russian state media claims that “sabotage specialists” from the UK are helping the Ukrainian military in the western Lviv region.

      According to the Ria Novosti news agency, at least two groups – or about 20 people in total – from the SAS have been deployed.

      “These are no ordinary special forces,” a Russian intelligence source is quoted as telling Novosti.,”

      The source added that the SAS personnel are likely “co-ordinating the activities of sabotage groups” in Russian-controlled territory.

      British media reported last week that SAS troops had been training local forces, according to Ukrainian.”

      At least the U.S. disguises our special forces as mercenaries.

    562. jason says:

      Say, the half a million plus per month that will be crossing OUR border in thirty days. Just a thought.”

      Ah yes, deflections and red herrings.

      So far we have the following “what abouts” to justify appeasing Putin.

      1) Human rights abuses in China
      2) Refugee crises in Africa
      3) Border crisis in the US

      Guess what, none of those justify a damm thing Putin is doing. The fact those issues exist does not mean we shouldn’t do the right thing in Ukraine ad it doesn’t mean we can’t differentiate right from wrong.

    563. jason says:

      They care more than anyone, damnit.”

      Heh, it is a REALLY low bar to care more than you do, that is for sure.

      So I am not giving myself or Bitter any medals.

    564. Bitterlaw says:

      I never thought I would see the day when posters call opposition to and condemnation of vicious aggression virtue signaling. It is an honor coming from such heartless bastards.

    565. Phil says:

      LOL

      You guys need to go on the road together.

      It’s a great act.

    566. jason says:

      Geezus, we are really screwed….

      Because this is actually accepted and considered normal now.

      AOC: “We need to really look at our foreign policy…and shift our foreign policy to not just be militarily and defense based, but to also be climate defense based…”

    567. jason says:

      I never thought I would see the day when posters call opposition to and condemnation of vicious aggression virtue signaling.”

      Pretty sad.

      But I guess the ends justify the means.

    568. jason says:

      We get attacked for “virtual signaling”, Putin gets a pass for his aggression and war crimes.

      I love it here.

    569. NYCmike says:

      “NYC is offended by “tough” words towards Putin….you can’t make this sh-t up.”

      -I’m NOT offended by tough words towards Putin.

      I’m offended by you accusing others of not caring just because they aren’t a broken record about the situation in Ukraine.

      I’m offended by your assertion that you care more because you comment on a blog.

    570. NYCmike says:

      Imagine how “uncaring” the people are who don’t comment on blogs!!

    571. Phil says:

      I love it here too. Got to listen to Putin Putin Putin – Russia Russia Russia since 2016 from the likes of Eric Swallwell plus all the usual suspects 24/7

      Now we get to read about it daily here until the Pennsylvania duo get their war. Goodie.

      …and since Putin will be bogged down in Ukraine for who the hell knows how long, we get to hear about him for? Eternity?

      Oh joy

    572. mnw says:

      NYC

      I was impressed by Mathew Barzal. Even though the Isles looked really tired in the game I saw a few days back.

      Sarah Palin’s boyfriend is a former Rangers star, btw. Can’t recall his name. She sure looks REALLY good for a 58-yr-old grandmother.

    573. Phil says:

      Imagine how “uncaring” the people who don’t comment on blogs!!

      Yeah, the uncaring bastards!

    574. NYCmike says:

      mnw,

      Barzal is a bright spot in an otherwise gloomy year. Bad start really got them!

      Good luck to the Bluzzz!

      And Ron Duguay is enjoying Miss Sarah! He played for the Penguins as well. And she does look good!

    575. Phil says:

      Sarah has always looked hot. Met her at a reception in Houston when she was on a speech tour. I think it was in 2014 when she was stumping Texas for Rick Perry. Great looking woman.

    576. NYCmike says:

      Cheers to all! Goodnight.

    577. Tgca says:

      Why aren’t Jadon and Bitter outraged by the hundreds of thousands tortured and murdered after GWB invaded Iraq on a false premise.

      …and yes, hundreds of thousands died by numerous accounts because of the US illegal invasion that the vast majority of tje world was against.

      To this day the US refuses to apologize to those who lost loved ones because of a phony war.

      HYPOCRITES!!!

    578. Tgca says:

      Today we were told that most Americans are appeasers because polling shows they don’t want to go to war in Ukraine.

      Selfish Americans!

      This is why we need open borders.

      Americans need to be burden with every atrocity in the world and have its citizens suffer for it.

      That’s what being a world leader means. Americans must die in military conflict that have nothing to do with them.

    579. Bitterlaw says:

      Tgclown is working the night shift. Zzzzzzzzzzz

    580. Tgca says:

      Too bad Bitter is virtue signaling on Ukraine but has no remorse for the hundreds of thousands killed because GWB went on a mission to try and promote democracy in the middle east and make his daddy proud.

      Unfortunately, in the hundreds of thousands of deaths resulting from the war based on LIES, it is estimated that US forces killed over 1,000 children directly through its firefights and bombings.

      Way to go Amerika!

      Bitter is proud!

    581. Tgca says:

      P*SSY!!!

      John Kasich… I cried after losing to Trump…

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/john-kasich-i-cried-after-losing-to-trump/

    582. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Stalemate:

      “Despite increased activity, Russian forces have made no major gains in the last 24 hours as Ukrainian counter-attacks continue to hinder their efforts,” Defence Intelligence (DI) of the UK’s ministry of defence says in its latest briefing.

      It says Russia’s air and naval forces “have not established control in either domain owing to the effectiveness of Ukraine’s air and sea defence reducing their ability to make notable progress”.

      And “despite their stated conquest of Mariupol [in south-eastern Ukraine], heavy fighting continues to take place frustrating Russian attempts to capture the city”.”

    583. Bitterlaw says:

      Before becoming Putin’s apologist and trying to justify the war by comparing Zelensky to Stalin, Tgclown actually condemned the invasion. Was he virtue signaling? No. He still had a sense of right and wrong. Now that the war has not gone well for Putin, he supports a negotiated “peace” that is really a Russian victory. That is why he is hateful clown.

    584. jason says:

      Tgca must have life size portrait of Putin in his living room and a dartboard with GWB’s face in his basement. Every morning he genuflects in front of Putin’s portrait and then goes into the basement to throw darts at GWB.

      Not happy to compare Zelensky to Stalin, he now in effect compares Zelensky to Saddam, a guy who was responsible for a million deaths including use of WMD in an unprovoked war against Iran, then for the deaths of at least 300,000 of his own people through executions, torture and yes, WMD, an invasion of Kuwait that caused tens of thousands of deaaths, a catastrophic ecological disaster setting fire to 700 oil wells. A guy who lobbed scud missiles into civilian areas of Israel and Saudi Arabia, funded terrorism in Israel by giving money to families of suicide bombers, and who stole tens of billions of dollars of the food for oil humanitarian program to purchase weapons and build palaces while his people starved. And who WANTED the world to think he still had WMD so he could keep threatening his enemies.

      That is the man Tgca is now also apologizing for and comparing to Zelensky.

      “Hateful clown” is an endearment.

    585. jason says:

      I’m offended by your assertion that you care more because you comment on a blog.”

      Show me where I ever made such an assertion or GFY.

      I comment on the assertions people make here, such as yours that nothing can be done because Biden is President, or Tgca’s that GWB is like Putin or Zelensky is like Stalin so it is ok to give Putin a pass on aggression and war crimes.

      I find it fascinating that people who have no empathy for what is happening to the people of Ukraine are ashamed to have it pointed out. Why?
      Own it.

    586. jason says:

      You can’t make this sh-t up.

      Biden: “What we should be doing is paying the Brazilians not to cut down their forests. We got to cut ours down. We got the benefit of it. We got these third world countries, not third world countries, some are, the industrial countries got to help.

    587. Tgca says:

      Oh puhleez!

      Show me where I compared Zelenskyy to Saddam.

      Jadon and Bitter constantly distort what people say here and LIE to try to get the upper hand but all see through their BS. That’s why they’re alone here in these absurd claims against other posters.

      War is war! Civilians are killed in war. Regardless of where the war is civilians are innocent victims and you can’t have empathy for some and not others and expect to be taken seriously.

      Call all the names you want of folks here if it makes you feel better but we know by your words that you could care less for the hundreds of thousands of civilians killed in Iraq because the US was WRONG and invaded a country on a false premise with a selfish goal just like Pootin invaded Ukraine.

      You just can’t admit you supported one tyranny and not another.

      Does that help you sleep better at night knowing that thousands of kids died as you celebrated GWB’s bullying military success?

    588. jason says:

      Tgca will be proud of his comparison of Zelensky to Stalin and for believing Putin’s propaganda that Ukraine is a “Nazi” country.

      In the Soviet Union, Jews were jailed for making matzos.

      https://twitter.com/BusinessInsider/status/1517635904944365569

    589. Tgca says:

      Jadon and Bitter pumped fists in the air when GWB walked on the flight deck and boasted Mission Accomplished.

      A decade later we had hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians dead including thousands of kids, 4,000+ US soldiers buried in the ground, and spreading terrorism and chaos all thanks to GWB because he wanted to experiment with forced democracy in the middle east and make his groping daddy proud.

      Wow! Amerika should feel proud!

    590. jason says:

      that you could care less for the hundreds of thousands of civilians killed in Iraq”

      Zzzzz.. Saddam was responsible for hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths in Iraq. He executed, tortured and gassed his own people.

      Deaths of civilians during the Iraq war were due to the fact terrorists used civilians as human shields, the US NEVER targeted civilian populations. In fact the US spent billions building schools and infrastructure in Iraq for the benefit of the people in Iraq.

      You are here 24/7 to trash your own country while having your head stuck up Putin’s ass. Shameful.

    591. jason says:

      Of course, everything Tgca is saying about GWN and Iraq is a pack of lies so he can shill for Saddam, but EvEN IF if was true, it would not justify anything Putin is doing in Ukraine.

      Nada, zero, zilch.

    592. Tgca says:

      596

      No more proud than Jadon and Bitter are for murdered children in Baghdad.

      You guys feel better that kids died so you could feel proud of Amerika’s military might on display for the world?

      You guys are like the Nazi who slaughtered kids in the Holocaust camps but then go home to their own families as doting and loving parents.

      The death of innocents did not matter to them.

      Whatever makes you sleep better at night knowing you supported a war criminal who was responsible for thousands of murdered children and still justify your support for murdering those children.

    593. Tgca says:

      I’m not comparing Zelenskyy or Saddam or Pootin.

      I’m comparing your phony outrage over Ukraine when you lack empathy for murdered children in Iraq.

      Your pride won’t let you admit what most of the world knows, Amerika illegally invaded Iraq on LIES as a political social experiment to make GWB groping daddy proud and hundreds of thousands of innocents died and you cheered it on.

      Glad to know you care for the death and suffering of thousands of little kids.

    594. Gil says:

      I keep reading all of these posts but never enter any comments. Probably don’t want to get attacked when someone disagrees with a post.

      Just one question. If the Ukrainians are successful in retaking the eastern part of Ukraine do they then attempt to retake the Crimea? Now wouldn’t that be to damn funny. Putin’s head would explode.

    595. Tgca says:

      602

      What makes Gil think anyone would attack his views?

      I’ve never come across that at HHR. Everyone’s input is appreciated and respected.

      Just ask Robbie.

    596. mnw says:

      602 Gil

      That’s why the site is down to less than 10 regular posters, & it’s even driven away the “1776” book ad, which ran here for 15 years or so.

      Very few people like to be called names, shouted down, & showered with the F word.

      “It’s a tough site,” is what you get when you complain about the situation.

    597. jason says:

      Interesting question Gil. I believe you used to post here, welcome back.

      In my view, taking back Crimea militarily would not be feasible and politically I don’t see the kind of nationalistic and anti-Russian sentiment you see in the rest of Ukraine.

      Maybe it is suppressed, but certainly nothing has come out of Crimea about rebellion against Russia.

      It is sad that the Russians got away with it, but I don’t see Crimea going back to Ukraine control.

    598. jason says:

      “It’s a tough site,” is what you get when you complain about the situation.”

      Yep, no free lunch, if you can’t defend your views there are plenty of other sites where you can post unchallenged.

      But mnw, feel free to start your own blog and you can decide who can post, what can be said, what words are ok, all that good st-ff. You can even not allow comments so only your views are read.

      Time’s awasting….

    599. Gordon Allen says:

      Gil. In that unlikely event,or more accurately prior thereto,Putin is 100% certain to use one or more tactical nuclear weapons.

    600. jason says:

      when you lack empathy for murdered children in Iraq.”

      I have plenty of empathy for murdered children in Iraq. That is why I am glad GWB took Saddam out.

      “Halabja Casualties

      5,000 civilians, many of them women, children, and the elderly, died within hours of the attack. 10,000 more were blinded, maimed, disfigured, or otherwise severely and irreversibly debilitated.

      Thousands died of horrific complications, debilitating diseases, and birth defects in the years after.”

      https://2001-2009.state.gov/r/pa/ei/rls/18714.htm

    601. Gordon Allen says:

      This isn’t just Putin braggadosio,but a featured element in the published Russian nuclear doctrine going back years. Euphemistically called their ” escalate to de escalate ” doctrine.
      Read all about it.

    602. Phil says:

      I see Boris Johnson’s people are now saying Ukrainian – Russian War should drag beyond the beginning of next year.

      No duh

    603. jason says:

      Putin is 100% certain to use one or more tactical nuclear weapons.”

      Gil, take it with a grain of salt, Neville Allen was also 100% sure Putin would never launch a full scale ground invasion of Ukraine.

      Personally I think there is Zero chance Putin would use nuclear weapons to defend Crimea against a Ukrainian assault.

      Defending a position is a lot easier than attacking it, as we well know. The Russians would have a lot easier time defending Crimea. In the first place Ukraine has no navy to speak of so an amphibious assault would be impossible. The only way Ukraine could attack Crimea is through a narrow land bridge that the Russians could defend with air, naval and ground forces.

      Neville Allen’s magazines should have told him that, but as we know they have led him astray before.

    604. Tgca says:

      608

      Nice to see Jadon posting from an unbiased US gubbermint website about Saddam, who was propped up with funding, strategic resources, intelligence sharing, weaponry and 1st developed and used his chemical weapons against Iran when the Reagan administration supported Saddam in the early 80s.

      Saddam was evil and deserved his fate and will ultimately be judged by the Good Lord. I don’t know anyone that justifies Saddam’s acts.

      The hundreds of thousands that died in an illegal invasion by GWB built on a false premise of LIES did not deserve their deaths.

      BOTH CAN BE TRUE!

    605. jason says:

      nt in the published Russian nuclear doctrine going back years. Euphemistically called their ” escalate to de escalate ” doctrine.
      Read all about it.”

      As usual Neville Allen probably has not actually read the doctrine.

      What it actually says.

      “The Russian Federation reserves the right to use nuclear weapons in response to the use of nuclear and other types of weapons of mass destruction against it and/or its allies, as well as in the event of aggression against the Russian Federation with the use of conventional weapons when the very existence of the state is threatened.”

      Hard to believe a Ukrainian attack on Crimea could be viewed as a threat “to the very existence of the state”, the doctrine obviously refers to a threat to Russia as a country.

    606. jason says:

      Nice to see Jadon posting from an unbiased US gubbermint website”

      LOL

      You really think Halabja didn’t happen? You are a moron.

      Here, is Wikipedia “unbiased” enough for you?

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halabja_massacre

    607. Tgca says:

      What is most disheartening about the Ukraine-Russia war is that it is essentially brothers fighting brothers. They were once one country and share many commonalities including blood relations.

      All this senseless killing because of the whims of a few leaders but history is rife with such examples.

      Too bad soldiers are not allowed a conscience to stand down and refuse to fight. There’d be a lot more peace but unfortunately, that’s not the way militaries work.

    608. jason says:

      A comprehensive account of Saddam’s WMD programs.
      If you read this you will never again say “Saddam was not a threat”

      “At the end of the Gulf War, Saddam Hussein and his elite military units were still in power and in possession of huge stockpiles of deadly weapons. In April 1991, the U.N. Security Council created UNSCOM, a special commission to find and dismantle this arsenal. The U.N. imposed economic sanctions on Iraq that would be enforced until the country eliminated all nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons capability.

      Two agencies were charged with the task. UNSCOM would uncover and destroy Iraq’s biological- and chemical-weapons and ballistic-missile programs; the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was charged with uncovering and dismantling Iraq’s clandestine nuclear program.

      From 1991 to 1998 UNSCOM and IAEA carried out numerous inspections in Iraq, but with varying degrees of success.

      For the first few years, Iraqi officials failed to disclose much of their special weapons programs to the inspectors. In 1995, Saddam Hussein’s son-in-law Kamel Hussein defected. He had been in charge of the bioweapons program and revealed to UNSCOM that there was a vast arsenal of weapons they had failed to uncover, including biological weapons, and described how the Iraqis were hiding them. This was a breakthrough for the inspection teams, and they continued their work until 1998, when Iraq blocked further access and expelled UNSCOM.

      What follows is a summary of what IAEA and UNSCOM had found in Iraq, up until 1998.”

      https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/gunning/etc/arsenal.html

    609. Tgca says:

      614

      Again, you struggle with Engwish comprehension.

      I do not deny the atrocities. I deny your one-sided propaganda and phony outrage.

      You don’t think hundreds of thousands did not die because of an illegal invasion on the LIES of GWB and that thousands of children were murdered in his goal to democratize the Middle East and make his daddy proud?

      I can post numerous worldwide organization stats on these deaths as well. It shut Bitter up the other day when I finally provided him a number of credible sources lusting those stats after he denied they were real numbers.

      My point is not to deny Saddam was an evil dictator but to convince you that you are selective in your outrage over atrocities and failure to see the ones committed by the US, and than you gave the gall to lecture others with your HYPOCRISY.

    610. Tgca says:

      616

      And where did Saddam get the support, funds, and pass to develop and 1st use those weapons against Iranian soldiers in the 80s?

      Can we say the Reagan administration please?

      Perhaps if the US did not fund Saddam with billions, he would not have so easily developed those weapons he 1st used during Reagan’s term and that the US military was not only aware of, but provided intelligence on Irananian soldier’s locations where the weapons were then used.

      Again, you feign outrage but don’t tell the whole story but you’re ok with GWB murdering thousands of Iraqi children.

      Where’s your empathy for those dead children?

    611. jason says:

      What is most disheartening about the Ukraine-Russia war is that it is essentially brothers fighting brothers. They were once one country and share many commonalities including blood relations.”

      BS, Putin appeasement garbage and drivel. This is pure Russian propaganda to justify the invasion so its no surprise Putin’s mouthpiece here is repeating it.

      While Russians and Ukrainians have the same slavic origins, they have clear separate identities.

      Here is a very detailed article debunking most of Putin’s BS.

      In a nutshell:

      “Putin claims that there’s not a Ukrainian history separate from Russian. But that’s not true.”

      https://www.rochester.edu/newscenter/ukraine-history-fact-checking-putin-513812/

    612. Tgca says:

      619

      Again, name-calling when you can’t comprehend Engwish.

      Mother Russia was only in power for less than 75 years but it has a long history with its neighbors and many common marriages among these people.

      It’s not appeasement to acknowledge that people are dying on both sides for a senseless war, and it’s a shame.

      Your simple mind only sees black and white and no gray.

      Maybe you only care about winning victories and medals and awards where others care about the people themselves.

      I don’t care about pride of countries or leaders when people are dying unnecessarily.

      Perhaps this is why you can cast aside the hundreds of thousands that unnecessarily died, including thousands of defenseless children, in Iraq and can’t permit yourself to admit the US was the unprovoked aggressor and tyrant in that war.

    613. Tgca says:

      In most of society, if someone causes extreme harm or damage through gross negligence and lies about it, they are held accountable and often imprisoned. We do this daily in our legal system.

      Drunk drivers are often charged with murdered as an example.

      GWB commits gross negligence and lied about it and then goes on to make millions on speaking fees after he irresponsibly caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands, including thousands of children, and certain HHR posters celebrate that atrocity as something to be proud of.

    614. Tgca says:

      Ok. You ladies have a nice day as I have better things to do today then teach Engwish comprehension to those who support child murderers.

    615. jason says:

      but you’re ok with GWB murdering thousands of Iraqi children.”

      Zzzzz…

      GWB never “murdered any children”. Not a single one.

      GFY.

    616. jason says:

      nd tyrant in that war.”

      GWB was “tyrant”?

      Hilarious.

      Huh, Saddam was a tyrant.

      GWB was the legitimate President of the US and duly authorized by Congress to take military action in Iraq.

      Tyrant my ass.

    617. jason says:

      You may agree or disagree with GWB’s decision to take out Saddam. I happen to support it whether there was still WMD or not.

      But GWB was no tyrant and he didn’t murder anybody, unless you want to call drone strikes on terrorists murder, but then you will have to call Clinton, Obama, Trump and Biden murderers too.

      Saddam is the one responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths in Iraq, and for any collateral death of civilians during the insurgency. The US never targeted civilian populations in Iraq, only Saddam did that. Any civilian deaths during the US invasion and occupation were the unintended result of military actions and due to the insurgents using civilians as shields such as happened in Fallujah.

      But Tgca knows that, the only way he can cover for Putin and Saddam is to pretend GWB and Zelensky are Stalinist and mass murderers.

    618. jason says:

      Tgca is critical of left wing propaganda that calls Trump a Nazi but supports left wing propaganda that calls GWB a war criminal.

      The difference is only that he agrees with Trump’s policies but disagrees with GWB.

      The ultimate in hypocrisy.

    619. Phil says:

      Agree Bush wasn’t a tyrant. More of a dumbass.

    620. Bitterlaw says:

      All this senseless killing because of the whims of a few leaders but history is rife with such examples.

      Correction:

      All this senseless killing is because of one leader – Putin. Of course, Tgclown probably blames Zelensky and the Ukrainians daring to fight back.

      This Russian and Ukraine are brothers is BS. Ukraine was so fond of Russia that it first welcomed Hitler’s troops as liberators from Stalin. Stalin was killing Ukrainians before and after WW2. Russian always treated Ukraine like crap throughout its history.

    621. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason – Tgclown claims to be a conservative. He refers to the United States as Amerika. Both can’t be true.

    622. Wes says:

      I’m going to say Tg is histrionic in saying GWB was a tyrant. Bush was too incompetent to be a tyrant, and the clear anti-GWB bias in the media made his lack of tyranny clear.

      What I will say is true is that GWB clearly latched onto the first excuse he could find, regardless of veracity, and ran with it. It was truly quite cynical for GWB to demagogically stoke fears in the wake of a legitimate national tragedy to justify his pet project, which he was determined to start regardless of legitimacy of justification.

      The second Iraq War is even worse because GWB had an army of buffoons conducting the war and let the situation spiral out of control to the point of hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths and thousands of US military deaths. This had the obvious side effect of undermining GWB’s popular support and setting the up the country for the disaster euphemistically called the Obama Administration.

      In short, the war was a boondoggle from the beginning. It shouldn’t have occurred.

      None of that matters though. GWB, Dick Cheney, Jason, and Bitterlaw get to virtue signal about taking out Saddam even if the solution to Saddam’s rule was ultimately no better than–and possibly far worse than–his rule.

    623. Phil says:

      The Bush name in Texas is pretty much in the dumpster. Lousy President. Then there is his catering to the elitist never Trumpers. publicly saying he wasn’t going to vote for Trump and all the rest. Haven’t seen any polling but pretty sure his nephew is going to get his butt beat in the attorney general’s primary race in May. Good riddance to all the Bush clan. They can suck it. Again, good riddance.

    624. Wes says:

      It’s good to know Texans won’t be trying to export any more failed members of the Bush clan to Washington, Phil.

    625. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes voted for GWB before AND after the Iraq War began. He has never explained why the intelligence services of the UK, Germany, France and Israel would all lie to justify a war against Iraq.

    626. Bitterlaw says:

      At least Wes did not disagree with the facts of how terrible Saddam was. He did parrot the “hundreds of thousands” of civilian deaths without sources.

    627. DW says:

      Good. Disney Corporation (D-Fl) has lost $50 billion since declaring their support for child molesters and forcing employees to be re-educated into critical race theory.

    628. Wes says:

      Of course I like how you pretend Iraq was all wine and roses after the invasion.

    629. Wes says:

      I thought it was well known those countries relied on US intelligence reports, Bitter–which GWB himself ultimately admitted were an outright lie.

      Remember “I wish the intelligence had been better on that”?

    630. Bitterlaw says:

      The best Wes could find was a WPost article (HHR usually says WPost is not credible but is very biased) that concluded the total was murky. I loved the part that said actual deaths would mean higher deaths if extrapolated to a larger US population.

      Find the post where I said all was wine and roses. You won’t but I will wait. You will find many posts where I said the surge started too late but you always ignore those.

    631. Wes says:

      Did you not notice this entire block quote from the article I linked, Bitter?

      From March 1, 2003, to June 30, 2011, the crude death rate in Iraq was 4.55 per 1,000 person-years (95% uncertainty interval 3.74-5.27), more than 0.5 times higher than the death rate during the 26-mo period preceding the war, resulting in approximately 405,000 (95% uncertainty interval 48,000—751,000) excess deaths attributable to the conflict. Among adults, the risk of death rose 0.7 times higher for women and 2.9 times higher for men between the prewar period (January 1, 2001, to February 28, 2003) and the peak of the war (2005—2006). We estimate that more than 60% of excess deaths were directly attributable to violence, with the rest associated with the collapse of infrastructure and other indirect, but war-related, causes.

    632. Wes says:

      As for the “wine and roses” comment, you were engaging in the typical GWB Flavor Aid drinker handwavium trying to minimize the destructive nature of the occupation of Iraq by trying to undermine the statement about the six figures worth of deaths in Iraq caused by mishandling of the invasion while not even pretending to acknowledge many non-combatants died because of that boondoggle.

    633. Tina says:

      You can argue that mute 43 was even worse than Jimmah Carter.

    634. Tina says:

      Can fraudci point to the law passed by congress authoring the mask mandate?

      You know the gop-e will let him skate.

      It is important to get him under oath by the House Rs. The mostly losers in the senate won’t be aggressive enough. This includes sassehole and quittens

    635. NYCmike says:

      “You can argue that mute 43 was even worse than Jimmah Carter.”

      -AND YOU WOULD BE WRONG.

    636. jason says:

      Tgca hates “Amerika”. wes hates GWB.

      Such is life.

    637. jason says:

      You can argue that mute 43 was even worse than Jimmah Carter.”

      Some people love to lose arguments…

    638. jason says:

      Tgca would salivate like Pavlov’s over my dinner.

      Nice enough out, 60 degrees, to grill a couple 16 oz porterhouses, with some country sausage for an appetizer. Yes, yes, we have a vegetable, some portobello mushroom caps the size of a small dinner plate that have been marinating in olive oil and garlic and parsley that will go on the grill too.

      I plan to wash it down with a double Grey Goose martini and a couple Troegs Perpetual IPA’s, we need to support local industry.

    639. jason says:

      Pavlov’s dogs..

    640. jason says:

      Fauci must have come up with a new standard for the judicial branch.

      If you have to be an expert to rule on the law covering medical issues, then you have to be an expert on any issue in order to rule on it.

      Judges would have to have more areas of expertise than Tgca in order to rule on any decision.

    641. Bitterlaw says:

      The Washington Post has hated Republicans for decades. Nice source, Wes. I remember when HHR would not accept it’s a source if it ran an article that said 2+2=4.

      I read the article and all of its estimates and admitted uncertainty.

      Face it, Wes. You own GWB as much as I do. We both voted for him twice.

    642. Wes says:

      NYCmike says:
      April 23, 2022 at 5:01 pm
      “You can argue that mute 43 was even worse than Jimmah Carter.”

      -AND YOU WOULD BE WRONG.

      This comes from a guy who devoted a whole decade of his life to helping Schumer become Senate Majority Leader.

      Such is life.

    643. jason says:

      wes and I have argued the Iraq war for years, we will never agree.

      I don’t think GWB called the intelligence reports “lies”, he admitted they were faulty, which is rather obvious since WMD was not found. But faulty doesn’t mean lies, you have to remember Saddam would not cooperate with the UN inspectors because he WANTED the world to think he had WMD. And it was not only US intelligence, British, French and other countries came to the same conclusion INDEPENDENTLY of the US.

      But my position was always that Saddam, with his history of aggression, WMD production, nuclear program, etc. needed to be taken out whether WMD could be proven or not.

      In any case, GWB made the decision with the information and intelligence he had at the time, hindsight is always 20/20. In my view, he made the right decision.

      Was the war mismanaged later? I don’t disagree, I think the US should have kept more troops in Iraq to quell the insurgency and/or started the surge sooner. The fact the surge worked means it should have been done earlier.

    644. Wes says:

      Here’s a peer-reviewed survey for you, Bitter, that has WORSE casualty estimates than WaPo put up:

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lancet_surveys_of_Iraq_War_casualties

      I like how you and the other GWB Flavor Aid drinkers gloss over the number of lives lost as a result of GWB’s failure in Iraq.

    645. Wes says:

      We won’t agree because you’re determined to dig in on being wrong on this subject, Jason.

    646. jason says:

      gloss over the number of lives lost as a result of GWB’s failure in Iraq.”

      Zzzzzzz….

      While wes conveniently glosses over how many people Saddam intentionally killed was going to kill.

      Ok.

    647. jason says:

      We won’t agree because you’re determined to dig in on being wrong on this subject, Jason.”

      You have an irrational hatred for GWB.

      That is a personal problem of yours.

      It colors your judgment and makes you say really asinine things like GWB was a worse President than Jimmy Carter.

      That shows you are not rational when it comes to GWB.

    648. Wes says:

      I’ve outright acknowledged Saddam was responsible for a large number of deaths, Jason. You and Bitter have consistently refused to acknowledge the deaths resulting from the invasion and its subsequent mismanagement.

      In fact, on this very thread, neither of you has acknowledged a single death resulting from the invasion.

    649. Wes says:

      You adore the man and willfully become his personal Baghdad Bob on Iraq, Jason.

      That’s your personal problem.

      Your hagiographic adulation of him colors your analysis and shows you are incapable of rationally assessing any of his actions.

      Your asinine statements about the man far exceed anything any of his detractors on this blog has said.

    650. Tina says:

      The “Republican” Pearl clutches are at it.

      Jonah Goldberg
      @JonahDispatch
      I’m just trying to imagine what folks on the right would say if a liberal politician said they might back off Hobby Lobby if they changed their politics.
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      @allahpundit
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      https://hotair.com/allahpundit/2022/04/22/florida-lt-gov-we-might-back-off-disney-if-they-changed-their-politics-n

    651. mnw says:

      Tina

      Judging by the waiting line, looks like a right good crowd in OH tonight. I’m sure the nice weather helps a lot.

      Robbie-the-troll recently ‘splained, as I recall, that the supposedly smaller crowd* in Commerce, GA, who endured weather that would’ve frozen the private parts off a brass monkey, PROVED that Trump’s popular appeal had faded.

      *the crowd in GA actually turned out to be pretty good.

    652. Gordon Allen says:

      The Uyghers in China are being annihilated,China has killed hundreds of thousands here in the US by spreading Covid knowingly,and fetanyl( including someone close to me),none of which Putin has done,with naru a peep from our 2 virtue signatures.( all 2 of them)
      Because of cheap sneakers and ” free trade”!!
      Unmitigated BS from two who can’t get out of digging their hole deeper.
      Ignore them. Henceforth I will. Why doesn’t everyone?

    653. DW says:

      Disney is in the corner fighting for child molesters. They deserve all the bad things that can possibly happen to them.

    654. Bitterlaw says:

      Zzzzzzzzzz. I have been posting here for years. I was here long before Gordon and will still be here if Gordon leaves. For the sake of Taiwan, I hope Gordon does not predict that China will never invade it.

    655. Bitterlaw says:

      Posting here for 18 years.

    656. EML says:

      Bitter is the elder statesman. He’s got a couple years on me.

      Also, condolences for your recent loss.

    657. Bitterlaw says:

      Thank you, EML. Maybe smoking since FDR’s third Administration was bad for Dad’s health.

    658. EML says:

      94 is no joke. Now thinking of picking up smoking to get me there.

    659. Bitterlaw says:

      Add in Yuengling.

    660. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      RIP Orrin Hatch passes at age 88.

      When I was young, was at Republican election headquarters in Salt Lake City when he was initially elected to the Senate. Was one of the 1st people to shake his hand. Ironically in the primary I had supported his opponent, Dick Carlson. Like many, felt Hatch was not a Utahn, as he was from the East, and that he was a bit of a zealot.

    661. EML says:

      I enjoyed reading your dad’s obit. I hope when I’m gone that I can get such a nice send off. I was sure that you wrote it, but then I think you said that your brother wrote it. The sense of humor certainly runs in the family.

    662. Bitterlaw says:

      My dad was hilarious with a very dry sense of humor. I handle the eulogies in my family. I have done 5. I guess I am cold enough to not break down.

    663. Tgca says:

      I was a big fan of GWB for years. I always thought he looked for the best in people. I believed him on Iraq because I thought he was decent and would never mislead the nation.

      But when the truth came out about the lies he and his administration pushed to start a war, all so he could try a democracy experiment and try to make his father proud, I lost respect for him and realized all these people died because of his dishonesty and he refused to take responsibility for it.

      What sealed the deal for me is when Colin Powell admitted the intelligence was bad and that they should have known, which is his way of saying they lied about it from day 1. Powell also regretted going and making the case to the UN and stated Cheney’s office had prepared the briefing Powell was asked to give because he had the most credibility. Powell’s chief of staff also stated he could not be party to a hoax perpetuated on the American people.

      These are powerful statement from the State Department.

      Though I think Powell should have known better and used better judgment, clearly he threw GWB under the bus in trying to salvage his own reputation later on.

    664. Tgca says:

      Given the illegal invasion of Iraq that resulted in hundreds of thousands dying, I see no difference in what GWB did in Iraq and Pootin has done in Ukraine.

      They both lied and manipulated their citizens to start a war based on phony and false premises for their own benefit.

      As far as I’m concerned, they’re both war criminals, and I’m not alone in this belief. A significant portion if not the majority of the world still believe the US perpetuated a massive crime and got away with it simply because of it’s standing in the world.

    665. Tgca says:

      Many of the children killed due to GWB’s illegal invasion of Iraq based on LIES would be young adults today. I’m sure their loved ones still mourn them as much as the loved ones mourn the victims of 9/11.

      There is no difference in those lives lost in those two events. They were both perpetuated on LIES and ideologues thinking they could change the world to their views.

    666. Bitterlaw says:

      Tgca never explains why the UK, France, Germany, and Israel would also lie. Of course, once the clown compared Zelensky to Stalin, it was obvious that his comparisons are worthless.

      His crocodile tears are worthless as he ignores the many Iraqi, Kuwaiti, Kurdish and American lives cut short by Saddam. But they mean nothing to him as he condemns the US. As for the world’s judgement….Zzzzzzzzz. Most of the world has hated the US for more than a century. His precious UN is a parasitic joke. The condemnation of the US by despots, thieves and jealous nations is a badge of honor. The same Arab world that wants to destroy Israel condemns us? Good. Africa – The epitome of corruption and military coups condemns us? Good. Asia? See the Arabs and Africa.

      If Tgclown values world opinion so much, he better start promoting climate change policies. The majority of nations also push that agenda.

    667. Tgca says:

      Those countries relied on US intelligence as well. The UN inspectors were proven right over time as they questioned the accuracy of the aerial photography presented as evidence at the UN that ended up being bogus.

      The US could not get more than 4 of 15 votes from the UN Security Council and that’s why the US went it alone against the wishes of the vast majority of the world, and the UN official statement was that the US invasion was illegal, as it is to this day.

      Even Colin Powell realized in the end it was a sham and came as clean as he could on it.

      As he stated, GWB already made up his mind to invade before the show the US put on at the UN that convinced no one so it was a done deal regardless of the phony evidence.

      Bitter fails to mention all the other countries that also felt the intelligence was shabby.

    668. Tina says:

      Senator Hatch has passed away,

      RIP, Sir.

    669. Bitterlaw says:

      Ukraine is a peaceful nation that posed no threat to its neighbors. Iraq started a war with Iran, attacked and invaded Kuwait and launched missiles into Israel and Saudi Arabia. Tgclown’s comparisons are just part of his pro-Putin agenda.

      He will be back with his anti-Reagan screed that Saddam was just a nice guy corrupted by that dumb actor President.

      As for world opinion, look at some of the nations condemning us – China, Russia, N.Korea, Iran and Cuba. Add to them the socialist elites around the world. A true conservative should wake up every day hoping to be condemned by them and seeing how to earn even more of their condemnation.

    670. Tina says:

      Mnw, better weather does help. I am sure Acid Relux Pundit (allah pundit) and Erica the Red Slob wil falsely say the crowd was small.

      I forgot about the rally.

    671. Tgca says:

      I don’t have a lot of faith in the UN but when the vast majority of the world is against you, and wants the UN to step in you should stop and think that maybe they have a point.

      …and if you recall, both Germany and France opposed the Iraq invasion so don’t try to make it like they supported the war, they did not.

      The evidence was flimsy and concocted as we now know, and hundreds of thousands died so just admit that you could care less about all those deaths, including thousands of children.

    672. Tgca says:

      Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11.

      It was an excuse to try and gain a stronger foothold in the Middle East and push western ideology there and it failed.

    673. Tina says:

      The rally jnciude a formal endorsement for Jd Vance, who apparently is the front runner now. He gave a great speech, mnw. I don’t know much about Vance, however.

    674. Bitterlaw says:

      The US did not act alone. The US, UK, Australia, and Poland sent troops. France and Germany were bought off by Iraqi oil and deals.

      Tgca probably still wears his No Blood for Oil t-shirt.

    675. Tina says:

      Lol

      “[Biden’s] shaking hands with the air. He’s walking around somewhat bewildered. Taking orders from the Easter bunny.” – President Trump #TrumpRally ??

      https://twitter.com/CaliforniaPanda/status/1518006183868739584

    676. Tgca says:

      Bitter likes to talk about all the atrocities of Saddam but he forgets that the Reagan administration funded Saddam with billions used to build his chemical warfare, and Saddam 1st used it on the Iranian soldiers in the early 80s with American intelligence and military knowledge and looking the other way.

      China and other nations have committed atrocities for decades but I don’t see Bitter calling for the US to invade them and force regime change.

      Again, Bitter is selective in his phony outrage of dictators and human rights abusers so he is a HYPOCRITE on the matter.

    677. Bitterlaw says:

      683. The vast majority of world opinion embraces man-made climate change and an anti-capitalism agenda to stop it. Do they have a point?

    678. Tgca says:

      Poland sent less than 200 troops. Australia sent less than 2,000

      Give me a break! Where was the rest of the world?

      Only 4 countries sent troops.

      It was also reported that many countries felt pressured into supporting the US in the Iraq War in 2003 due to US arm twisting.

    679. Bitterlaw says:

      Tgclown claimed that the war in Ukraine was caused by leaders in both countries when it was due solely to one man – Putin. His anti-Zelensky posts as a justification for the invasion are so over the top that even Tucker Carlson and Pravda would reject them.

    680. Tgca says:

      683

      So does that mean all those in the world against Russia invasion of Ukraine are then wrong too?

      You can’t have it both ways and pick and choose when the world opinion is correct.

      The difference is that most US Allie’s we’re against the US in the Iraq War too. If you can’t get your friends to trust you, that is telling.

      It’s the reason the US refused to have a Security Council vote on it at the UN because it would have been humiliated with only 4 votes. A full UN vote would have had 150+ countries against the US as well.

    681. Tgca says:

      691

      Please provide the post where I said the current war was both sides fault.

      That’s you lying again, and everyone knows here that you and Jadon continue to fabricate statements of other posters here because people disagree with you on the war.

      I have repeatedly stated in my posts that Russia started this war and was the aggressor.

    682. Bitterlaw says:

      Only 4 countries did the right thing. Nothing new there.

      At least Tgca’s desire to bow to corrupt world opinion is in the open now. The vast majority of the world blames climate change on human activity. Tgca declared world opinion as the standard for how the US should act. Al Gore and John Kerry welcome his support.

    683. Tgca says:

      I notice Bitter avoids the issue of how the Reagan administration helped Saddam in the 80s build his arsenal and were in the know how of his use of chemical weapons back then on Iranian soldiers.

    684. Tgca says:

      694

      The right thing is going to a war on phony evidence to try a social experiment? You really believe only 4 countries got it right? Ha!

      Why single out Iraq fir atrocities?

      Why not invade North Korea and numerous dictatorships in the Middle East and China?

      China has concentration camps to this day.

    685. Tgca says:

      Bitter hardest hit!

      Why ban purchases. Why not invade China and free those in concentration camps, estimated to be 1 million +.

      The British parliament is set to ban the country’s socialised healthcare system from purchasing supplies and medical equipment from the concentration camp Chinese region of Xinjiang.

      https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2022/04/23/uk-to-ban-healthcare-supplies-from-chinese-concentration-camp-region/

    686. Bitterlaw says:

      In 615 you blamed the senseless killing in Ukraine on the whims of a few leaders. Who, clown? You know it was due solely to Putin. You could have said the senseless killing was due to the whims of Putin or the whims of Russian leaders. Your deliberate omission is just another one of your clear statements hiding behind ambiguity. You are also blaming Ukraine for the war. Just say it.

    687. Tgca says:

      615

      I was talking about Russian leadership but you already know this. Pootin did not make this de idiom on his own. He has the backing up of Russian leadership.

    688. Tgca says:

      615

      I was talking about Russian leadership but you already know this. Pootin did not make this decision on his own, as he is not King. He has the backing up of Russian leadership and his cronies.

    689. Tgca says:

      So please explain whether you supported the Reagan administration to back Saddam in the 80s and fund him with billions, intelligence, training, and weaponry fully knowing he was developing and using chemical weapons on Iranian soldiers?

    690. Bitterlaw says:

      The old “we can’t deal with any problem because we solve every problem” act reappears.

      I will be very clear. In hindsight, I still absolutely support the invasion of Iraq. The military invasion should have involved more troops so a surge would not have necessary. Disbanding the Iraqi Army completely was a mistake and lead to an unnecessary insurgency. Saddam would have remained a clear and present danger to the US and world as long as he remained in power.

      As for your continued attempt to trash Reagan, it is old and stale. Iran pledged Death to America. Iraq had not. Aiding Saddam over Iran made sense at the time. Tgclown probably opposed the Gulf War in 1991. So unfair to treat his stained Saddam that way.

    691. Bitterlaw says:

      Stained should be sainted.

    692. Tgca says:

      At least I try to look for balance and weigh the evidence. I admit I supported GWB until all the evidence came out on his LIES and his own SoS who knew more about the truth than anyone finally also came clean on the LIES and misinformation GWB and Cheney pushed for their phony war.

      Hundreds of thousands died and like you, GWB is too blinded by his sense of ideology to admit he was wrong. He will forever have blood on his hands for those unnecessary deaths

      You take a side and stick to it no matter if it’s right or wrong because you can’t admit you’re wrong.

      It was like some of your other past stances on issues that you refused to accept like mental illness doesn’t exist and it’s a weakness. Such obvious ignorance but you stuck to it for years just like you make excuses for GWB and the Iraq war.

    693. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      I am afraid I am going to have to agree with Tgca on Iraq. It was a massive policy blunder, motivated by the greed of Cheney and his corporate cronies. They wanted the control of Iraq’s oil and other resources. I get angry when I think of how many of my friends came home in bodybags as a result.

      I have never voted for a member of the Bush family, and will never do so ever.

      One terrible result of Bush’s disasterous Iraq invasion is it resulted in the almost total annilation of Iraq’s historic Christian community, which once represented about 5% of the population.

    694. Tgca says:

      702

      I agree you have to sometimes take sides and do business with bad characters. My point about Stalin in WW2..but you have limits on trusting them.

      You fail to address why the US was ok with Saddam developing and using chemical weapons without a peep from the US then.

      Was it ok for Saddam to use chemical weapons in the 80s? Yes or no?

      Was it ok for the US to fund Saddam with billions fully knowing what he was doing then? Yes or no?

    695. Tgca says:

      I could accept if Iraq was a simple blunder but it was not. It was an orchestrated set of LIES and manipulation to go into Iraq and try to democratize the Middle East for financial benefits to the US over the long haul.

      It failed! …and it cost hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths.

      I repeat, even Colin Powell acknowledged the deception later on and shared information of how that manipulation played out in misleading the American people.

      The US has done a lot of good in the world but Iraq is a stain on the reputation of the US and one reason it is no longer trusted by its word alone.

    696. Tgca says:

      705

      I agree with SDC agreeing with me even though I now realize he’s an old man who supported Orin Hatch back when I was like a toddler.

    697. Bitterlaw says:

      Taking out Saddam was the right thing to do in 2003 and every day since.

      I endure the consequences of mental illness every day. That nightmare can never be undone and will never stop. You are pure scum for bringing it up. Again. You are a sad, broken little man beyond redemption.

    698. Tgca says:

      I honestly believed GWB was a good decent man but after learning of the LIES and misinformation used to go to war, and his refusal to accept ANY responsibility for the deaths of so many innocent people including thousand of children, I think he is a vile human being and deserves to rot in Hell with Pootin and all other dictators.

      The US knew well in advance how many would die as collateral damage in the Iraq War yet GWB went through with it anyway as a social experiment he hoped to benefit from.

      That is EVIL!!!

    699. Bitterlaw says:

      I love how Tgca embraces world opinion – the same world opinion also pushes climate change and the Iran nuclear deal that allows Iran to continue to develop nuclear weapons. His embrace of Colin Powell is also ironic given that Powell is routinely trashed at HHR for supporting Obama.

    700. Tgca says:

      No one is attacking you for any perceived or documented illness because as far as we know you are of sound mind in the lehal sense and should know the difference between right and wrong.

      You are being criticized for your stubbornness and hypocrisy and refusal to be fair in your posts.

      Don’t start playing victim. We all have our crosses we bear.

    701. Tgca says:

      I don’t embrace world opinion as an absolute. As I stated before, when the vast majority, including your Allie’s are against you, that should tell you to pause and think it through.

      That’s the difference here regarding the US disastrous decision to illegally invade Iraq.

      Again, you fail to explain why the US should not invade other countries and force regime change. North Korea and China are much greater threats to the world, human rights, and regional stability but you refuse to answer whether the U.S. should invade them and force regime change.

    702. Bitterlaw says:

      You know exactly what I was speaking about in 709. It promoted you to make the hate-filled, vile post ever at HHR.

      I completely disagree with SDC on this issue. SDC is not a clown. Both can be true.

    703. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Saddam was a butcher, and the act of overthrowning him was justified; but the attempt to impose a U.S. chosen government afterwards was a disaster — it was the U.S. occupation that resulted in the rise of Islamic extremism.

    704. Tgca says:

      711

      Just because we disagree with Powell’s politics during the Obama years does not mean he could not have valid information to share on the Iraq war and strategy. He was closest to it than any one else and saw 1st hand what was being done behind closed doors.

      Shame on him for not coming clean sooner or resigning in objection to the LIES and manipulation he learned about.

    705. Bitterlaw says:

      I have thought it through and posted many times that I fully supported and continue to support the US invasion of Iraq.

      Enjoy your new-found climate change buddies. World opinion and some US allies embrace it. Bow to them.

    706. Tgca says:

      If the act of overthrowing Saddam was justified, then why not North Korea, or China or other dictators with severe human rights abuses?

      My point is that Saddam was not a global threat and was contained as best could be.

      The Iraq invasion was not about him or 9/11. It was about economics and the hopes of spreading democracy in the Middle East to benefit the US financially. In other words, it was about power and money.

    707. Tgca says:

      717

      Yes! Just as you bow to China and others you refuse to criticize due to your phony outrage and hypocrisy.

    708. Bitterlaw says:

      I agree with SDC that Saddam was a butcher and the US was justified in removing him. We disagree on the rest.

      Tgclown hardest hit.

    709. Wes says:

      Bitter, show me evidence Saddam was ever a threat to the US.

    710. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      It needs to be remembered that up until around 2010-2012, the U.S. was dependent on Mideast oil. We imported about 65% of our oil: the vast majority from the Persian Gulf. At the time what happened in that region was of critical strategic importance. When Saddam invaded Kuwait it was a direct threat to the U.S. economy. Likewise the connection between Obama bin Laden and the ruling Saudi royal family was a little too close for comfort. Although unwise, can see the strategy behind trying to get rid of Saddam and get access to his oil. It was a massive fail.

      Fracking is what saved us from continued dependence on Mideast oil. An now the nitwit in the White House is trying to make us dependent on Mideast oil eonce again by destroying U.S. energy production.

    711. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Here is a video of those corrupt Ukrainians blowing up nine Russian tanks & other Russian vehicles in the Donbas.

    712. jason says:

      Bitter, show me evidence Saddam was ever a threat to the US.”

      LOL

      Saddam had chemical, biological and nuclear weapons programs, invaded Kuwait to corner the oil market, threatened Saudi Arabia and Israel, but was not a threat to the US.

      You can’t make this sh-t up.

    713. jason says:

      While Tgca had quinoa flakes drenched in organic maple syrup for breakfast, I downed a huge leftover pork chop, a couple leftover country sausage links, some scrambled eggs with country ham, and a couple biscuits with Amish butter.

    714. Tgca says:

      I think we’ve made our positions on Iraq and Ukraine wars well known and there’s little more to offer. Both Pootin and GWB deserve to rot in Hell for causing death and destruction to innocent people as invading war mongers on false premises and LIES. I do not think Zelenskyy is an evil warmonger; he’s just corrupt but who knows give him time, maybe he too can rise to the level of evil warmonger. After all, even Saddam was a cute lil baby once too – long before using US funds to build his chemical warfare in the 80s.

      Now on to more appealing topics like how one can bring happiness, peace, and wisdom into their life by eating tofu daily.

      The Dalai Lama’s fav foods include cheese, tofu and mushrooms.

      Those are tasty choices, and if they’re good enough for the Dalai Lama, they’re good enough for me.

      Peace bishes!

    715. Tgca says:

      I don’t eat breakfast foods!!!

      I will have tasty eggs for breakfast and will down it with some refreshing cool organic coconut water before I take my dog for a nice brisk walk around the lake where I will think peaceful thoughts and pray for the unfortunate and ask God to watch over the IGORENT Bishes at HHR and all those suffering around the world in mind, body, heart, and soul, as well as a special prayer for Zelenskyy to not become further corrupt because his people need a leader to look towards to for hope in these troubling times.

      Then I’ll read some devotional Prayers from my new Daily Devotional Prayers for Men book I bought at Walmart this week before I relax with a horror movie of bloody slashing and carnage of stoopid people putting themselves in dumbass situations.

      Namaste!

    716. Hugh says:

      Count me as thinking macron will lose

    717. jason says:

      Heh, if it was Skippy making the prediction Macron would be sitting pretty.

      Since it is Hugh, who knows?

    718. jason says:

      Checked Predictit… Le Pen with only 8% odds….someone could get rich.

    719. jason says:

      don’t eat breakfast foods!!!

      I will have tasty eggs for breakfast”

      This is why you can’t trust Tgca on anything regarding food.

      He hasn’t been told yet that eggs are a traditional breakfast food.

    720. Phil says:

      So, I see Democrats in Utah have decided to go all in on Never Trumper Evan McMullin against Mike Lee.

      How many conservatives were duped in 2016 by this “conservative” fraud.

    721. Hugh says:

      Who do u want to believe the experts or me?

    722. jason says:

      A man died after setting himself on fire outside of the U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C., on Friday, officials said”

      Withholding comment until I find out why he did it.

    723. Tgca says:

      732

      My reference to your IGORENT post in 726 was with respect to breakfast cereals of grains and seeds.

      Ummm…eggs are for anytime. The Fwench and Filipinos eat them in a variety of meals.

      I eat eggs for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

      I prepare them a variety of ways too though scrambled with spices and topped with green salsa or cheese is generally my fav.

      I’ve yet to try the famous French pizza with a fried egg on top but if LePen wins today, maybe I’ll honor her win with that French delicacy.

      I’ve had fried egg on rice in traditional Filipino dishes but that was during my sinful carnivorous days when I routinely ate lumpia as well.

    724. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag hardest hit, doesn’t seem like Trump holds any grudge against McCarthy.

      “I don’t know of anybody else that’s running and I think that I’ve had actually a very good relationship with him,” Trump told WSJ. “I like him. And other than that brief period of time, I suspect he likes me quite a bit,” Trump added.

    725. jason says:

      Eggs are fine as long as they have bacon, ham, or sausage in them, preferably all three.

    726. Tgca says:

      Pootin attends midnight Easter mass as an Orthodox Christian

      My guess is he prayed for an end to the Ukrainian-Russian war.

      For those that don’t know, Pootin’s mama was a devout Christian who baptized him in secrecy so his father, an atheist would not know.

      He has been photographed over the years wearing a cross.

      So what do Christians Pootin and GWB have in common you ask? Both these Christian men illegally invaded countries under false pretense and are responsible for the deaths of thousands.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/putin-attends-midnight-easter-in-moscow/

    727. Tgca says:

      738

      Vile and disgusting!

      Why must Jadon destroy and blasphemize all good things in life?

    728. jason says:

      Both these Christian men illegally invaded countries under false pretense and are responsible for the deaths of thousands.”

      Zzzzzz…. Putin apologist BS.

      Fake and despicable equivalency and disgusting failure to discern between right and wrong.

    729. Tgca says:

      Ok. I need to get my butt moving today.

      Recent studies show briskly walking 6,000 steps daily for old people like Jadon and 8,000+ steps for younger attractive folks like me can add 15+ years to your life and I’ve only logged a bit over 4,000 steps today compared to my normal 12,000 to 20,000 daily steps.

      For reference, on average, based on manly men step stride, 2,000 steps equal a mile. I’ve been walking 15,000 to 20,000 steps lately and a few days recently I logged 25,000 steps.

      …and I’m talking real manly men steps too and not Bette Midler bitsy shuffling steps either.

      https://www.studyfinds.org/walking-faster-live-longer/

    730. Tgca says:

      I’ve always been a fast walker. As a child I had so much energy I was constantly running around and people would tell me to sit down and keep still…and I was just like GFY Bish!

      Even after my numerous surgeries a few years back, I could be seen in the neighborhood streets all decked out in my cervical, lumbar, arm, and hand braces speeding along with my walker and dogs or hobbling about with my cane to which neighbors would give me the thumbs up as I walked by and recognize my ability to get about so independently.

      When I worked in NYC for years, I became an excellent street WALKER, dodging in and out of crowds of people with great ease to promptly get to my destination.

      Now that I’ve moved to a NON-gated but manned secured community in Floreedah in my early retirement, I go for walks frequently and also up and down three levels in my townhome numerous times daily.

      At this rate, between all that walking and healthy tofu eating and vitamin supplements, I could live to and be posting at HHR past my 100th B-day.

      Now isn’t that something to look forward to?

    731. jason says:

      Biden gets lost walking off the podium again, greets imaginary people.

      https://twitter.com/rncresearch/status/1517609336285143040

    732. Tgca says:

      Duh Pope says:

      The Lord Is Not Looking for Perfect Christians

      He further says:

      Jesus “always forgives, always!

      Good to know!

      Then there’s hope for mass murdering Christians like Pootin and GWB after all.

      https://www.breitbart.com/faith/2022/04/24/pope-francis-the-lord-is-not-looking-for-perfect-christians/

    733. jason says:

      “I could live to and be posting at HHR past my 100th B-day”

      I just had a third helping of everything so I can be sure to miss that.

    734. jason says:

      Psaki says Covid has kept us all from seeing “Biden’s magic”.

      But it hasn’t been a complete failure, Amoral Scumbag has certainly seen it.

    735. jason says:

      Huh, forgot the quote..

      Psaki:

      ‘there are limitations that have been imposed upon him and us because of COVID that I think have not allowed people to see at all times what his magic is, right?”

    736. jason says:

      mass murdering Christians like Pootin and GWB after all.”

      Hey Ma, there is some clown fish bait in the water.

    737. jason says:

      I can see Biden now breathing down some teenager’s neck and whispering “would you like to see my magic?”

    738. jason says:

      Gutfield having some fun at Chris Wallace’s expense.

      “The Democratic bench is thinner than Chris Wallace’s demo reel from CNN Plus.”

      “BLM has done to black people what Chris Wallace has done to CNN+. Entice them with a promise and then ditch them on the side of the road.”

      “A lot of these solutions that are coming from the left are unreliable, whether it’s solar panels or windmills. I mean look at CNN+, how much money they invested in wind power by hiring Chris Wallace.”

    739. Bitterlaw says:

      Tgclown was a street walker in New York? He must have had a lot of customers to be able to retire so early.

    740. Bitterlaw says:

      Walt has been posting at HHR past his 100th birthday since his first post.

      He also made cave paintings, inscribed on clay tablets, and wrote hieroglyphics well past his 100th birthday.

    741. jason says:

      He must have had a lot of customers to be able to retire so early.”

      Maybe really gave meaning to the word “expert”.

    742. jason says:

      Rumor has it there was a spelling error in the Ten Commandments and Walt was able to correct it.

      In gratitude God gave him eternal life.

    743. Wes says:

      jason says:
      April 24, 2022 at 9:55 am
      Bitter, show me evidence Saddam was ever a threat to the US.”

      LOL

      Saddam had chemical, biological and nuclear weapons programs, invaded Kuwait to corner the oil market, threatened Saudi Arabia and Israel, but was not a threat to the US.

      You can’t make this sh-t up.

      Oh, I agree, Jason. You can’t make up the fact you’re a stupid sonofabitch who can’t get his microdick hard without at least some hint of a war.

      Nowhere in your post did you show any indication Saddam was a threat to the US. Just to make you aware, US is an acronym for the United States–the second largest but most heavily populated country in North America, existing mostly between the borders of Canada and Mexico but also having two constituent parts offset from the main area. It is not an acronym for Israel–the one country you actually made a case Saddam would be a threat to, though even that, while definitely legitimate in 1991, would have been a stretch in 2003.

      Thus, I wholeheartedly agree. You can’t make the inane s hit you and Bitter post to try to justify your jingoistic fantasies up.

    744. Robbie says:

      Exit polls show Macron has crushed Le Pen, yet again. It looks to be either 58-42 or 57-43 depending on the exit poll.

      This is a foreshadowing of what will happen to Trump in 2024. Every populist moment has its “One Shining Moment” and that was Brexit and Trump in 2016. Since, it has been nothing but defeat for the clown show populists.

      Keep this in mind when everyone here races to support Trump in 2024.

    745. Tgca says:

      757

      Microdick?

      HA! I like that.

      The mental midget with the microdick!

      Good thing we men here at HHR don’t hit below belt – pun intended.

    746. Phil says:

      Trump is in big trouble if he runs for President of France.

      Got it.

    747. Tgca says:

      Macaroon wins re-election in France.

      I guess no puzzle with fried egg on top for me tonight.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/breaking-macron-wins-reelection/

    748. Tgca says:

      761

      Puzzle? Stoopid fothamucking iPad auto correct.

      I said pizza Bish! PIZZA! Not puzzle!

      Goddamn F*ckin’ stoopid ass c*nt!!!

      Now back to my Bible reading for the day.

    749. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      April 24, 2022 at 2:27 pm
      Trump is in big trouble if he runs for President of France.

      Got it.

      – I’m impressed by your newfound ability in the Trump era to completely miss the point.

      Trump and Le Pen are two peas from very similar pods. Both are bottom of the barrel populists, both have been very Putin friendly at times (Le Pen’s party owes him money and Trump recently called him savvy and a genius), and both have been unafraid to say inflammatory and hateful things, especially about immigrant and minority populations.

      Are Trump and Le Pen the same? No. Le Pen, despite her awful history of rancid comments, has been involved in professional politics for decades. Her father, an anti-Semitic clown, was also a multiple times failed presidential candidate and her niece was, until the last few years, a key player in French far rightwing politics. In other words, she has been immersed in professional politics for decades. Trump was mediocre reality TV star who had no idea what he was doing.

      However, both represented a populist movement that had grown white hot by 2016. Brexit won and Trump won. But by 2017, the populist, rightwing movement that swept the world after the global financial crisis in 2008/09 had receded quickly. Le Pen, for many reasons, was crushed in 2017 and dopey Trump lost in 2020 to a man who had mashed potatoes for brains. They’re clearly the two most prominent symbols of vulgar populism’s fading attraction.

      Le Pen’s dismal showing (she lost by 16 points to a very unpopular Macron) is yet another sign that second and third acts (when the first or second failed) are not looked upon fondly by voters and the populist energy that gave the Le Pen movement big wins in French 2015 elections, Brexit, and Trump’s win have cooled significantly.

      The Le Pen flameout should be a warning sign to those who are desperate to renominate Trump and relive the 2016 campaign all over again, but I know it won’t be. Most are simply too oblivious and would rather chant just “lock her up”.

    750. Tgca says:

      I find it offensive that Zelenskyy is using Orthodox Easter Sunday to rant about the war with Russia and against its Christian leader Pootin.

      Does Zelenskyy, a Jew, not realize the significance of a Jew ranting against Christians on this Holy Day?

      After all, 2,000 years ago, when Walt was far beyond middle-age, it was Jewish religious leaders that conspired with Romans against Jesus that led to his crucifixion.

      We Christians don’t forget these things though we find it in our heart through the Good Lord’s teachings to forgive. I know all Christians here at HHR practice forgiveness just like the Pope stated today as noted in post 745:

      Jesus “always forgives, always!

      Remember, Pontius Pilate washed his hands of the matter and deferred to the Jewish crowd on Jesus’ fate.

      The Jews were responsible for Jesus death!!!

      We know this is fact! It is portrayed in the 1965 classic movie “The Greatest Story Ever Told” where Telly Savalas played Pontius Pilate.

      But again, we Christians, especially Catholics, believe in redemption and forgiveness.

      However, it’s still offensive for Zelenskyy to berate Christians on this Holy Day even though we Christians will forgive him for it.

      https://www.newsmax.com/headline/zelenskyy-easter-ukraine/2022/04/24/id/1066972/

    751. Phil says:

      Are Trump and ale Pen the same? No

      Finally something sane out of Robbie’s mouth.

      I’m shocked.

    752. Gordon Allen says:

      This site is getting really hard to read.
      Weren’t there polls and politics at one time here?
      I swear I remember that being the case.

    753. mnw says:

      766 Gordon

      I really admire your guts for staying here as long as you have.

    754. jason says:

      Zzzzz… so now whiny posters want to give each medals for “staying here”?

    755. jason says:

      So Amoral Scumbag thinks Le Pen is Trump?

      Huh, no.

      Trump was a highly successful President. He is also 10x better politician than Le Pen.

      The analogy is ridiculous.

      Not to mention that being a conservative in France is still more difficult than being a conservative in the US.

    756. jason says:

      Gordon Allen says:
      April 24, 2022 at 5:51 pm

      This site is getting really hard to read.”

      Feel free to leave or start your own blog “easier to read” anytime.

    757. jason says:

      to a man who had mashed potatoes for brains”

      So Amoral Scumbags supported someone with mashed potatoes for brains and states he will support him again in 2024 if Trump is the nominee?

      Got it.

    758. jason says:

      Just to make you aware, US is an acronym for the United States–the second largest but most heavily populated country in North America, existing mostly between the borders of Canada and Mexico but also having two constituent parts offset from the main area.”

      So wes thinks the only countries the could potentially EVER be a threat to the US are Mexico and Canada?

      Ok, that is a theory. Not a very smart one.

    759. Smack says:

      https://mobile.twitter.com/Kathy4Truth/status/1518364691663310848

      BOOM!!!!

      Big endorsement from sitting US Senator for Kathy Barnette.

      The political sands in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is shifting as we gather tomorrow night to watch the GOP Senate debate.

      Buckle up!!

    760. jason says:

      Hey Skippy, did you bet yet?

      I want my cut.

    761. jason says:

      Finally, to completely destroy Amoral Scumbag’s narrative, Macron is not running as a socialist and is not representing the left in the election. The election was between a French centrist and a French conservative.

      Also Macron has irritated the left with a lot of his pro-business and anti-labor policies.

    762. jason says:

      I don’t know what I am going to do with the roughly $2000 Skippy is going to give me when Barnette wins the nomination. At 11-1 odds, he stands to make $8000+ on his $800 bet.

      I could vacation in good Philadelphia for a couple days or in Radnor for one.

      https://www.predictit.org/markets/detail/7129/Who-will-win-the-2022-Pennsylvania-Republican-Senate-nomination

    763. jason says:

      Finns aren’t buying any propaganda that Russia is not a threat.

      “When the Finnish Reservists’ Assn. recently announced wartime defense courses for civilian women in the southern town of Haemeenlinna, the 400 slots filled almost immediately, with a waiting list of 500 more.

      Topics will include shooting, cybersecurity and how to manage the first several days of an invasion from abroad.”

      https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/as-finland-considers-nato-membership-citizens-mobilize-for-an-invasion-by-russia/ar-AAWxgHp?ocid=uxbndlbing

    764. Skippy says:

      Jason,

      Do you respond to everyone of my posts with gambling discussion?

      You are a strange dude.

      My Wife and I have happily donated to Kathy Barnette’s campaign. This is our joy in giving to a cause and good person.

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    766. Skippy says:

      Senator Joni Ernst, Vice Chair of the Senate Republican Conference, endorsing Kathy Barnette for U.S. Senate won’t move the needle for Kathy, but it might be an indication some in Republican Party are picking up indications Kathy is on the march heading toward the big debate tomorrow night.

      Let’s hope.

    767. jason says:

      Jason,

      Do you respond to everyone of my posts with gambling discussion?”

      I am making the point that if you actually think Barnette has a chance, you should bet on her winning the nomination at 11-1 odds.

      HHR is a tough place. You try to help people make money and you are called strange.

    768. jason says:

      Skippy, take your pick between McCormick and Oz, one of them will be the nominee. If you don’t want Fetterman as US Senator, they are your best bet, pun intended.

      Barnette might be a “good person” but to win both the nomination and the GE in a state like PA you need name recognition and you need resources, and Barnette has neither.

      Frankly, no R in PA is going to care who a senator from IA endorses.

    769. jason says:

      Hugh says:
      April 24, 2022 at 10:46 am

      Count me as thinking macron will lose”

      Skippy, you are not related to Hugh by any chance, are you?

    770. jason says:

      I think Fetterman is the weaker candidate for the Dems. On the hand if he wins he is even more of a moonbat than Lamb.

      https://www.predictit.org/markets/detail/7127/Who-will-win-the-2022-Pennsylvania-Democratic-Senate-nomination

    771. Phil says:

      Fetterman is an absolute moonbat but…will he really vote any different from “moderate” Democratic Senator Casey?

      No.

      They are all moonbats on the Democratic side. In fact, it would have been impossible for Fetterman to have voted any more leftist than Casey. With Casey’s voting record there was no room for improvement. How would you approve on an 100% progressive voting record? Lamb would vote the exact same way as well BTW. He just makes an effort to muddy the waters with his rhetoric, but when push came to shove they all vote alike.

    772. Phil says:

      I am surprised that Lamb isn’t doing better. I think when he gave up his House seat he really thought he’d win the Senate nomination.

    773. jason says:

      Can’t argue with that.

    774. jason says:

      Lamb won very narrowly, 10k votes, probably helped by fraud.

      He might have thought he wouldn’t prevail again against Parnell in a bad D year, not knowing Parnell would run for the Senate and get derailed by abuse allegations.

    775. Phil says:

      There was no fraud in Pa. I read it on the Lincoln Project site.

    776. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Rarely see the Gallup and Rasmussen polls with nearly identical numbers:

      Rasmussen 4/19 – 4/21
      Approve 41%- Disapprove 57% -16
      Gallup 4/1 – 4/19
      Approve 41%- Disapprove 56% -15

    777. Tina says:

      Trump reaches his highest favorability ever. No wonder the Russian hoaxer is posting from the basement.

      https://mobile.twitter.com/HansMahncke/status/1518386701319688194

    778. Phil says:

      Biden’s number has been stable for about three or four months now. Average around 40%. Sometimes dips a point or two, sometimes up a point or two. When numbers remain this stable for this long they don’t rebound. Same with Kamala. The perception of both has now set in.

      The amazing part to me? The President and VP have managed to achieve these horrible numbers despite the constant MSM and social media platforms working their asses off covering for them.

      Imagine where the numbers would if they got even close to the coverage they deserve. Probably 35%.

    779. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      It is very important that Trump address today’s burning issues — such as Prince Harry and Meghan:

      “Harry is whipped like no person I think I’ve ever seen,” the former president said.

      Trump also predicted the couple would divorce, saying, “It’ll end, and it’ll end bad.”

      “I want to know what’s going to happen when Harry decides he’s had enough of being bossed around,” Trump said. “Or maybe when she decides that she likes some other guy better. I want to know what’s going to happen when it ends, OK?”

      When Morgan asked if he would strip their royal titles if he were the Queen of England, Trump replied that he would.”

      Am sure the woke fans of the disgusting couple will be enraged.

    780. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Putin is looking bloated and sick; maybe it is a reason for why the current Russian military campaign appears badly organized:

      @LouiseMensch
      PS: I reported, Vladimir Putin has Parkinson’s disease and here you can see him gripping the table so that his shaking hand is not visible but he cannot stop his foot from tapping.

    781. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      If your planning a major attack using armored vehicles, it’s always a good idea to protect your fuel source:

      “external Oil storage depot in Russia’s city of Bryansk catches fire. A large fire was reported early on April 25 at an oil storage facility in Bryansk, Russian news agencies reported, citing the emergency services ministry. There are no further details at the moment. Bryansk, the administrative centre of a region bordering Ukraine, is located about 380 kilometers southwest of Moscow.”

    782. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Polling regarding the January 6th “insurrection”.

      “To be sure, most Democrats still strongly disapprove of Trump’s actions. That in Quinnipiac poll found, for instance, that 87 percent of Democrats thought that Trump had committed a crime. But Americans overall are divided on this question. Ninety percent of Republicans in that poll said that Trump didn’t commit a crime. Independents are split, with 46 percent thinking that Trump committed a crime and 47 percent thinking he did not. Overall, 46 percent of all respondents said they thought Trump had committed a crime, and 48 percent said they thought he did not.

      This doesn’t mean, though, that Americans — including Republicans — approve of what happened on Jan. 6. In the Navigator poll, for instance, just 26 percent of Republicans said they supported the actions of those who broke into the Capitol on Jan. 6, while 65 percent oppose”

    783. jason says:

      A few hundred people out of the tens of thousands who attended the rally actually broke into the Capital. It was a riot, not an insurrection and not any attempted coup. Those people were trespassing and some damaged government property. They should be prosecuted for those crimes. In his speech Trump clearly said make your views known peacefully. The rest is hyperbole and BS.

    784. Bitterlaw says:

      795 Damn. If it was due to Ukrainian forces, some at HHR will condemn it because it will make Putin mad and he might escalate hostilities.

    785. Bitterlaw says:

      DCCXCIX

    786. Bitterlaw says:

      DCCC

    787. Skippy says:

      https://www.newsmax.com/john-gizzi/pennsylvania-senate-trafalgar-barnette/2022/04/25/id/1067072/

      What is exactly happening on the ground in Pennsylvania?

      Barnette Surge!!!!

    788. Phil says:

      Wow. It looks like Musk is actually going to pull the Twitter deal off. The left is absolutely throwing a tantrum as only they can throw one. Crybaby fascists.

    789. Bitterlaw says:

      Interesting ad series in Philadelphia market. McCormick runs ads declaring that Dr. Oz is anti-Trump. Then Dr. Oz’s ads highlight Trump’s endorsement.

    790. Skippy says:

      Bitterlaw,

      As Dr Oz and McCormick’s attack each other with millions of dollars of TV ads which spikes up both their negative, UNFAV numbers……here comes Barnette surging on the outside as we head down the stretch!!!

    791. Bitterlaw says:

      Skippy – I am not seeing the Barnette surge you claim is happening. I will vote for whomever gets the GOP nomination. Fetterman is a light weight and probably easily lead around by Schumer if he gets into office.

    792. Phil says:

      Any Democrat elected will be led around by Schumer. See Senator Casey.

    793. Wes says:

      Here’s a taste of reality for anyone who actually thought Republicans genuinely had a chance of ensuring Pat Leahy would continue to be the only Democrat to represent VT in the Senate.

      https://scholars.unh.edu/survey_center_polls/694/

    794. Robbie says:

      Elon Musk is about to give Democrats the lifeline they’ve sought for months. Once Musk buys Twitter, he’ll allow that scumbag Trump back on the platform and Trump will once again force every Republican to answer for the stupid crap he tweets. Republicans who planned to make 2022 all about Biden will now been asked incessantly about the crazy thing Trump tweeted at 4AM.

      And when it comes to 2024, Trump will use his feed to destroy any Republican who dares to speak against or run against him. And trust me, the media will help him just as they did in 2016 because they know how damaged he is as a national candidate. DeSantis, who could be president for two full terms staring in 2024, will be wrecked by Trump and his coterie of clowns, including the likes of Jason fraud.

      And then Trump will be the nominee in 2024 and all of the talk about winning the presidency, achieving the largest House majority since 1928, and approaching 60 Senate seats will fade by the wayside. MAGA!

    795. Wes says:

      From what I’ve read about Barbette, she seems like a serious candidate despite being a longshot. Maybe the incendiary nature of the nomination fight among the frontrunners has given her a legitimate boost.

      It would be hilarious to watch Democrats descend into the racist vitriol only they are capable of to keep a black woman from beating a white man for Senate.

    796. Robbie says:

      And, no, I don’t care about Elon Musk. He doesn’t bother me in any way. However, his decision to reinstate Trump will hurt the Republican Party. However, I think that’s what a lot of people in this forum want. They want the party hurt because they aren’t really for the party for conservatives. They’re nothing but “let the world burn” populists who enjoy watching things fail just like Steve Bannon does.

    797. Wes says:

      Here’s a radical thought, Robbie:

      What if Trump doesn’t go back to Twitter even after Elon buys it?

    798. Phil says:

      ‘’They want the party hurt because they aren’t really for the party for conservatives”

      ….says the guy who gave a grand to the Biden campaign and wrote a separate check to Democratic Party in 2020.

      You are such a fraud.

    799. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      April 25, 2022 at 10:47 am
      ‘’They want the party hurt because they aren’t really for the party for conservatives”

      ….says the guy who gave a grand to the Biden campaign and wrote a separate check to Democratic Party in 2020.

      You are such a fraud.

      – You’re a clown. I’ve never donated money to Democrats or Biden. Where in the heck did you get that idea?

    800. Wes says:

      It’s been a rumor on here for awhile, Robbie.

    801. Robbie says:

      Wes says:
      April 25, 2022 at 10:41 am
      Here’s a radical thought, Robbie:

      What if Trump doesn’t go back to Twitter even after Elon buys it?

      – You really think that’s going to happen? You really think Trump is going to forgo the one thing that allowed him to dominate the political universe?

      Here’s the future that awaits Republicans. Trump, a psycho, tweets something idiotic at 4:03 AM. Republican Senate candidates who had an entire day’s worth of hits against their opponents planned out spend the entire day dealing with requests from media about the crazy thing Trump said while cable news does nothing but run “breaking news” banners and talk about Trump.

      All Trump cares about is Trump. All Trump wants is for the conversation to be all about him. He couldn’t care less is Adam Laxalt loses in Nevada. All he cares about is whether or not he’s the center of discussion.

      He’ll start crap posting on Twitter as soon as Musk allows him.

    802. Robbie says:

      Wes says:
      April 25, 2022 at 10:55 am
      It’s been a rumor on here for awhile, Robbie.

      – Oh, I see. I spent almost all of 2021 away from the board as I said I would do. I guess someone came in and stole my screen name and posted stupid crap under it. I think it was Hunter who did that to me in September 2012. Phil fell for that as well.

      If I had to wager, lisab was the one who did that to me since she spent most of 2020 hoping American Airlines went out of business so I would lose my job. But it was ok with everyone here when she did that because she supported Trump and I didn’t.

      Well, let me set the record straight for the morons in this forum. I have not donated money to Biden or any other Democrat or Democrat operation. Nor will I ever do so. The only times I posted in this forum post February 2021 were to mock Fauci’s obsession with masks mandates and questioning whether Jason fraud wanted to give him another presidential medal of freedom.

      Is that clear enough for the MAGA dopes in this forum?

    803. Robbie says:

      And let me clear about one other thing. Under no circumstances will I vote for Trump in 2024. If he’s the nominee, I will simply not vote for the presidential race. Nor will I vote for Trump in 2028 if/when the party idiotically nominates him again.

      The Republican Party deserves to lose in 2024 if it nominates Trump over DeSantis.

    804. Skippy says:

      https://mobile.twitter.com/Kathy4Truth/status/1518608838886408192

      Massive GOP Pennsylvania Senate Primary Debate tonight.

      Brace for impact!!

    805. jason says:

      So Amoral Scumbag agrees with the far leftists that Trump should be censored on social media?

      What a surprise!

    806. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag is a pathological liar who would sell his mother and and sister into sexual bondage if somehow it was bad for Trump.

      Everything he posts here is a lie, and he would as much support DeSantis, who he called a “Trump Clone” and supported a communist for governor instead, as I would support Kamala Harris.

      IF DeSantis was nominated, Amoral Scumbag would be here immediately parroting ANY MSM propaganda against him, just as he did in the FL governor’s race.

      Anybody who believes anything this scumbag writes here is either an idiot or a troll.

      This is someone who actually touted Michael Cohen and Michael Avenatti here as paragons of virtue. Donald Trump has 100 times more integrity than Amoral Scumbag.

      And don’t believe the “I was hacked” BS either. He said the same thing when he was here celebrating Obama’s win over Romney.

    807. jason says:

      “I guess someone came in and stole my screen name and posted stupid crap under it. I think it was Hunter who did that to me in September 2012. Phil fell for that as well.”

      LOL

      Sorry you are not that important. Nobody stole your screen name, you are a despicable liar.

    808. jason says:

      Barnette Surge.

      More evidence will be coming soon.”

      Hey Skippy, your deadender candidate is down to 8% odds.

      Buy her shares now and you will be rich tonight after she wins the debate.

      Don’t forget my 20% finder’s fee.

      I would bet her myself but I don’t want to dilute Skippy’s winnings. No, no need to thank me, it’s what I do.

      https://www.predictit.org/markets/detail/7129/Who-will-win-the-2022-Pennsylvania-Republican-Senate-nomination

    809. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      April 25, 2022 at 11:38 am
      So Amoral Scumbag agrees with the far leftists that Trump should be censored on social media?

      What a surprise!

      – Yes, I do. He sparked a riot in an attempt to keep himself in office despite having lost the election.

      He should be shunned in every possible way, but I’m not the least bit surprised you continue to support Trump unconditionally. You’ve always been a weak minded fool.

    810. Gordon Allen says:

      I saw a report from “US sources” that Moscow has assembled 76 “Battalion groups” for its Eastern offensive. A Battalion would generally have 400/500 men: what a “Battalion Group” is is anybody’s guess.
      In WW 2 there were usually 9 Battalions to a Division(at the start), so that infers a strength of 9 division equivalents more or less.
      The last campaign in the Ukraine in 1942 involved 86 Axis divisions; the Red Army generally had 500 divisions in its overall forces.
      Not only was the original force of 190,000 troops far too small for the Ukraine as a whole, instituting 3 separate offensives was mind boggling inept. Justified only by an assumption of a quick Ukrainian political collapse.
      If the Russians( according to the report) are still thinking of an offensive in Battalion sized penny packets that would be incredible. Other than they don’t have the command capability to co ordinate simultaneous action by large bodies of troops it is difficult to fathom why
      Assuming that report to be accurate( an assumption for sure) the Russians have serious organizational issues beyond very limited force size.
      I would have thought they would be concentrating their forces for maximum, mutually supporting offensive power. This is the kind of generalship (if true) shown by the Italians in their attack on Greece in 1940. I didn’t think the Russians were this bad; something is fishy.

    811. Phil says:

      Apparently, Robbie wanted to cleanse Kentucky of the ravages of the sitting GOP governor of his home state as well.

      Worried about the prospects for the GOP. Always. Right Robbie? LOL

      “Concerned” about GOP prospects. Yep, that’s our Robbie. Unless a Republican is actually on the ballot.

      How’s your boy Avenatti doing, BTW? Haven’t seen him lately on CNN. Russian collusion hoax? Anything new on that one? You never missed an opportunity to run over here with the latest collusion “news” from your reliable sources. You know. The Washington Post, NYT, CNN….the giants of unbiased reporting. Is Mueller still closing in?

    812. jason says:

      “he sparked a riot in an attempt to keep himself in office despite having lost the election.”

      Zzzzzz….

      BS.

      He had legitimate concerns about a stolen election, as I do and you should too if you weren’t a complete scumbag, but it didn’t “spark a riot in an attempt to stay in office” that is complete fantasy.

      A minuscule percentage of a few hundred people among the tens of thousands who attended the rally did not heed Trump’s admonition to “peacefully make their voices heard” and broke into the capital (not all, some were invited in). This was no insurrection and no coup attempt, it was a riot.

    813. jason says:

      you continue to support Trump unconditionally.”

      LOL

      I am lambasted here all the time for not being supportive enough of Trump.

      Amoral Scumbag is a real clown.

    814. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      April 25, 2022 at 12:12 pm
      Apparently, Robbie wanted to cleanse Kentucky of the ravages of the sitting GOP governor of his home state as well.

      Worried about the prospects for the GOP. Always. Right Robbie? LOL

      “Concerned” about GOP prospects. Yep, that’s our Robbie. Unless a Republican is actually on the ballot.

      How’s your boy Avenatti doing, BTW? Haven’t seen him lately on CNN. Russian collusion hoax? Anything new on that one? You never missed an opportunity to run over here with the latest collusion “news” from your reliable sources. You know. The Washington Post, NYT, CNN….the giants of unbiased reporting. Is Mueller still closing in?

      – Deflection by Phil. It’s all he’s got. He fell for a lie that I donated to Biden so now he’s left to cry.

    815. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      April 25, 2022 at 12:15 pm
      “he sparked a riot in an attempt to keep himself in office despite having lost the election.”

      Zzzzzz….

      BS.

      He had legitimate concerns about a stolen election, as I do and you should too if you weren’t a complete scumbag, but it didn’t “spark a riot in an attempt to stay in office” that is complete fantasy.

      – Trump’s concern was he didn’t win and he couldn’t accept it so he decided to lie about. He knew morons like you were easy marks and he was right. You’ll believe anything he says.

    816. jason says:

      Interesting.

      “Last Tuesday, RedState reported on two desperate filings put forth by Hillary for America and Fusion GPS. They attempted to assert attorney-client privilege over materials that John Durham’s prosecution of Michael Sussmann is seeking to get its hands on.

      That left the obvious question open, though. How could Sussmann both simultaneously assert that he was acting on his own accord and not being paid by the Hillary campaign while at the same time having Hillary for America and Fusion GPS assert attorney-client privilege over their communications?”

    817. Robbie says:

      Jason fraud, a simpleton, claimed no one would steal my handle. Phil fell for it because, well, that’s what Phil does.

      Let’s take a trip back in time to September 2012.

      Hunter says:
      September 28, 2012 at 12:45 pm
      Robbie…

      It’s one thing for a person to steal your handle, it’s another to falsely accuse someone of doing so…

      It was me…

      I took it and wrote a confession that SHOULD be, in reality, written by you…

      It’s the first and last time I have stolen a handle…

      I apologize to the board for doing so…

      Will not happen again…

      Doesn’t change the fact that you’re a fraud, Robbie…

    818. jason says:

      You’ll believe anything he says.”

      I certainly believe he didn’t lose GA, NV, WI and AZ by 70k votes combined.

      You probably don’t either but since you have the morals of a floating turd you believe the ends justify the means.

    819. jason says:

      AMoral Scumbag stole Hunter’s handle.

      What a suprise!

    820. jason says:

      A surprise too.

    821. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      So Robbie, you have not said anything about the Biden presidency? Do you still support him, and do you think he is doing a good job?

    822. jason says:

      Did Hunter steal the post where Amoral Scumbag said he would be here to celebrate Obama’s win?

      Did he steal the one where Amoral Scumbag called DeSantis a “Trump Clone”.

      zzzzzzzzz…..

      Scumbags don’t change their M.O.

      This turd has been lying here for 15 years, nothing has or will change.

    823. jason says:

      Trump is much more honest and has much more integrity than Amoral Scumbag will ever have.

      I think that he why he is unhinged.

    824. jason says:

      So Amoral Scumbag agrees with the far leftists that Trump should be censored on social media?

      What a surprise!

      – Yes, I do.”

      Says it all, doesn’t it?

    825. jason says:

      Not only was the original force of 190,000 troops far too small for the Ukraine as a whole, instituting 3 separate offensives was mind boggling inept. Justified only by an assumption of a quick Ukrainian political collapse.”

      If anybody ever doubted Neville Allen was a moron, your doubts have been resolved.

      Nobody ever claimed here, and I doubt the Russian ever considered, 190k troops was sufficient to occupy Ukraine “as a whole”. That was never the objective, and saying that is a stupid as was stating the Russians would NEVER invade. This is Neville Allen’s way of moving the goalposts from “the Russians will NEVER invade” to the “Russians cannot occupy and hold all of Ukraine with 190k troops”.

      The fact is the Russians DID plan on a quick collapse of the Ukrainian government. They planned on Zelensky going into exile as soon as Kiev was threatened, and the plan was to occupy a major airfield near Kiev in order to ferry in enough troops to surround Kiev and demand surrender and the installation of pro-Putin puppet. Having failed in the attempt to secure an airport capable of implementing this strategy, the Russians got bogged down in a longer struggle and switched their goals of regime change to a goal of annexing as much of Ukraine as possible. But the fact is this is the reason they invaded with 190k troops, they viewed it sufficient for the objectives stated, regime change, not occupation of Ukraine “as a whole”. Once a puppet regime was installed, then Russia would get concessions like Crimea, the Dombas, demilitarization, etc.

      “Russian President Vladimir Putin has “lost interest” in diplomatic efforts to end the war in Ukraine, and now simply intends to capture as much of that country’s territory as he can, The Financial Times reported Sunday, citing three people briefed on peace talks.

      The unnamed individuals, who were given information on conversations with the Russian leader, said Putin previously did consider a peace deal after his initial military blunders, but now no longer sees that as an option.

      Two of the sources quoted Putin describing the peace talks as being at a “dead end,” and noted that he became enraged by Ukraine’s sinking of Russia’s Black Fleet flagship, the Moskva cruiser.

      A source said Putin now “needs to find a way to come out of this a winner,” but with the sinking of the Moskva, “he doesn’t look like a winner, because it was humiliating.”

    826. Phil says:

      WSJ

      Musk- Twitter have reached a deal.

      Announcement shortly.

    827. jason says:

      But this is also why the theory that the Russian military is incapable of any other successful military actions because of their failures in Ukraine is very flawed.

      The Russians failed in their objective in Ukraine, but that doesn’t mean that every military action or invasion would follow the same strategy and lead to the same failure. The Russians could have used more troops and followed a different strategy. They could have started with a bombing and cruise missile attack campaign lasting weeks and not used ANY ground troops initially. They could have chosen only one massive invasion point from the east instead of going for Kiev. They could have targeted Zelensky for assassination in order to create a power vacuum to exploit.

      The Russians miscalculated in Ukraine, but concluding that means they are not a military threat is isolationist drivel. Fortunately, every leader in Europe seems to understand that.

    828. jason says:

      I never had Twitter.

      If it does really become uncensored, I will join and the first thing I will do is follow Trump.

      Not because I really care what he has to say, just because it will irritate Amoral Scumbag.

      Let’s make his miserable life even more miserable.

    829. jason says:

      Twitter stock up 5%…

    830. jason says:

      You’ll believe anything he says.”

      From the person who believed everything Michael Avenatti said.

      You have to love it here.

    831. Phil says:

      Musk is no conservative. He does have a libertarian streak. He will allow mixed views on Twitter – something the fascist left hates.

      Will it matter? Yeah. Had the Hunter Biden story not been censored the last two weeks of the campaign Trump would not have “lost” Wisconsin, Georgia, Arizona by a comined 40K votes. He would be President. Hell, he wouldn’t have “lost” Pa even with the cheating.

      …or it could just have meant Democrats would have needed to manufacture even more bogus votes. LOL

    832. Phil says:

      I DO love it here…and Robbie provides nonstop entertainment.

    833. Tom says:

      831. Jason, I read an article on this last week that implied that Hillary and FusionGPS were basically throwing Sussmann under the bus in an attempt to save their own a$$es. A strategy that could backfire badly if Sussmann goes for an immunity deal and starts to talk (and unfortunately, I can’t seem to find the link to the article).

    834. jason says:

      Some liberals are better than Amoral Scumbag and believe in free speech.

      Musk might be one of them.

    835. jason says:

      Jason, I read an article on this last week that implied that Hillary and FusionGPS were basically throwing Sussmann under the bus in an attempt to save their own a$$es”

      Maybe but by alleging that the communications between Sussman and Fusion are “privileged” they seem to be trying to protect him so the msgs can’t be introduced as evidence.

      But maybe they didn’t think it through, since he alleges he wasn’t working for them (just getting paid…)

    836. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      April 25, 2022 at 12:41 pm
      You’ll believe anything he says.”

      I certainly believe he didn’t lose GA, NV, WI and AZ by 70k votes combined.

      – I absolutely believe he lost those states because he was an awful candidate. He worked for four years to turn off just enough people in just the right places. Fortunately, he knew easy marks like you would always be there for him. You’ll believe any fantasy he peddles.

    837. Robbie says:

      SanDiegoCitizen says:
      April 25, 2022 at 12:43 pm
      So Robbie, you have not said anything about the Biden presidency? Do you still support him, and do you think he is doing a good job?

      – I never supported him, you dope.

      He’s an old fool with mashed potatoes for brains. He’s been a failure as president. He would be unbelievably easy to beat in 2024 if we were going to nominate anyone other than Trump. But, sadly, this party has a death wish.

      You, unfortunately and not surprisingly, fell for lies peddled here that I supported Biden.

    838. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      April 25, 2022 at 1:30 pm
      You’ll believe anything he says.”

      From the person who believed everything Michael Avenatti said.

      You have to love it here.

      – Says the guy who thinks Ashli Babbit was a patriot.

    839. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      April 25, 2022 at 1:37 pm
      I DO love it here…and Robbie provides nonstop entertainment.

      – You always provide nonstop entertainment for me as well. For years, you cast yourself as a principled conservative only to become one of Trump’s biggest defenders. Actually, that’s not entertaining. It’s just sad.

    840. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      April 25, 2022 at 2:16 pm
      Some liberals are better than Amoral Scumbag and believe in free speech.

      Musk might be one of them.

      – You can’t yell fire in a crowded theater and you can’t use your Twitter feed as president to incite a riot.

      Apparently, Jason fraud, newly minted free speech advocate so long as it’s for Trump, thinks people should be able to yell fire in a crowded theater.

    841. DW says:

      Some clown is running as a socialist dem advocating for $30 an hour minimum wage. You cannot make this stuff up.

      McDonalds hamburger consisting of a patty, one pickle, and a dab of ketchup would cost $15. It would be $20 if you want a slice of cheese.

      Wow, that would sure help out the poor to force them to pay those prices.

    842. Phil says:

      $58,000 a year for all day long repeating over and over “do you want fries with that?”

      Seems reasonable.

      I don’t mind paying $13 for a burger.

      Let’s do it.

    843. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Putin must be in poor health for this debacle to happen:

      “We heard earlier from UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace as he outlined details of more weaponry being sent to Ukraine, but he also gave a new assessment of Russian losses on the battlefield.

      He said the Ministry of Defence assessed that about 15,000 Russian military personnel had been killed, while an estimated 2,000 armoured vehicles had been destroyed or captured.

      That includes at least 530 tanks, 530 armoured personnel carriers and 560 infantry fighting vehicles, he said.

      Wallace said Russia had also lost more than 60 helicopters and fighter jets.

      So far, Russia had “failed in nearly every one of its objectives”, he said, but Ukrainians were still “fighting for their lives”.”

    844. Phil says:

      Guess Putin may have to delay his invasion of Finland.

    845. Tom says:

      850. Sussmann originally alleged that he was not acting on behalf of any client. Therefore there is no client-attorney dialog to protect. He can’t have it both ways.

    846. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      So much for the Nanny State’

      “Attention-grabbing signs that remind drivers of highway mortality can backfire in unexpected ways, according to a new study.
      When cars in Texas zoom past crash statistics – like ‘1669 deaths this year on Texas roads’ – researchers found drivers are 4.5 percent more likely to get in a crash in the next 10 kilometers (6.21 miles)

    847. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      jason & BL:

      Mehmet Oz 23%
      David McCormick 20%
      Kathy Barnette 18%
      Carla Sands 11%
      Jeff Bartos 8%
      George Bochetto 3%
      Sean Gale 1%
      Undecided 17%

      1,074 LV, April 11-13

      https://www.thetrafalgargroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/TRF-PA-22-GOP-Sen-Primary-0415-Poll-Report.pdf

    848. Phil says:

      Wow, that’s pretty close….and that’s a good polling outfit with a good track record in Pennsylvania.

    849. Wes says:

      McCormick and Oz are beating each other up. No one has attacked Barnette. That’s been a boon to her. Assuming continuing momentum, Barnette may actually win the nomination in a month. Dems would then be in the horrendous position of putting their party’s racism on full display by vitriolically attacking a black woman in favor of a white man.

    850. Phil says:

      BTW, I’m actually somewhat intrigued by Barnette. I don’t vote in Pa but she’d be worth a look if I did.

    851. jason says:

      Don’t be fooled, very few people are going to be watching the debate. People that support Oz and McCormick don’t really care if they beat each other up, they know it is politics.

      Also I don’t believe Barnette is “surging”, I have yet to see a yard sign for her or even hear a comment about her. The general public that doesn’t live on political blogs don’t know her at all.

      Also, if Barnette was the only “third way” candidate she might have a better chance, but she is competing for whatever vote is not for Oz or McCormick with at least two better known candidates, Sands and Bartos. They will dilute the “third way” vote.

      The primary is in 3 weeks, I think the result is baked in, Oz or McCormick.

      But let’s say she pulls a miracle and wins the nomination, I am still not convinced that being black would “protect” her from vitriolic attacks. No other black Republican has been immune. As Biden says, for Dems if you are black and not a Democrat you aren’t black.

      I think if Rs want to win the GE, pick Oz or McCormick, preferably Oz.

    852. Skippy says:

      5 minutes until showtime!!

      Pennsylvania GOP Senate Debate.

      Kathy Barnette has to be positive tonight…positive message of conservatism and attack Biden and the Democrats.

      Let Oz and McCormick attack each other on stage all night long.

      Maybe 1 or 2 zingers from Kathy but other than that stay positive.

      Here we go!!

    853. jason says:

      Barnette down to 5% at Predictit.

      Put $800 on her right now and if she wins the nomination you get $16,000. Keep $8000 and give her $8000 for the GE.

      Any takers?

    854. jason says:

      I think Skippy was a carnival barker in his previous life….

    855. jason says:

      If Skippy wasn’t always wrong, I might take a chance at 20-1.

      $200 and win $4000, I could donate $1000 to Barnette, $1000 to the York ASPCA, and still have $2000 to spend on pork products.

    856. jason says:

      Btw, this is just my opinion.

      I don’t have a dog in this fight, I am not voting for Oz, McCormick or Barnette.

      If Barnette won, I would be happy for Skippy, the poor bastard seems like a nice guy, deserves a win.

    857. Skippy says:

      Is this a Jason gambling board?

      What is wrong you?

      I come here to talk politics and political races.

      I will take my comments and observations to a different board that actually talks politics.

    858. Bitterlaw says:

      Watched the last 15 minutes of the PA GOP Senate debate. Everybody stuck to their talking points while agreeing with each other.

      McCormick attacked Oz for hiring illegals. Oz said the company that did that was owned by his wife’s grandfather. He then said McCormick made a fortune bowing to the Chinese.

    859. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Finland and Sweden are gearing up to announce at the same time in May that they want to join Nato, Finnish and Swedish tabloids have reported.

      Both countries are militarily non-aligned but Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted increasing public support for joining the Western defensive alliance.

      Finnish newspaper Iltalehti says it believes the leaders of Finland and Sweden plan to meet in the week of 16 May and then announce that they will apply to join Nato.”

      For several generations my family has lived under the shadow of the Russian bear. We lost several family members in the Winter War. This will be an amazing event if it happens.

    860. Bitterlaw says:

      SDC – Apparently, the leaders of Sweden and Finland don’t subscribe to Gordon’s magazines. Good.

      It is sad that your family had to endure those losses.

    861. jason says:

      “I come here to talk politics and political races.

      I will take my comments and observations to a different board that actually talks politics.”

      Here is what I said, seems like I was talking politics.

      “Don’t be fooled, very few people are going to be watching the debate. People that support Oz and McCormick don’t really care if they beat each other up, they know it is politics.

      Also I don’t believe Barnette is “surging”, I have yet to see a yard sign for her or even hear a comment about her. The general public that doesn’t live on political blogs don’t know her at all.

      Also, if Barnette was the only “third way” candidate she might have a better chance, but she is competing for whatever vote is not for Oz or McCormick with at least two better known candidates, Sands and Bartos. They will dilute the “third way” vote.

      The primary is in 3 weeks, I think the result is baked in, Oz or McCormick.

      But let’s say she pulls a miracle and wins the nomination, I am still not convinced that being black would “protect” her from vitriolic attacks. No other black Republican has been immune. As Biden says, for Dems if you are black and not a Democrat you aren’t black.

      I think if Rs want to win the GE, pick Oz or McCormick, preferably Oz.”

      The problem is Skippy wants me to agree with him that Barnette is going to win the nomination.

      Good luck finding a board that agrees with that.

    862. jason says:

      The debate did not move anything on the “gambling site”.

    863. jason says:

      I was hoping Skippy was going to tell how Barnette did in the debate.

      Oh, well.

    864. jason says:

      SDC – Apparently, the leaders of Sweden and Finland don’t subscribe to Gordon’s magazines. Good.”

      Are you sure, maybe nobody told them that Russia was not a military threat?

      Could be an oversight and they are just unaware of that.

    865. NYCmike says:

      If Barnette is really in 3rd right now like Trafalgar says, I predict she will win the primary in a month. Neither McCormick or OZ will let up on each other, as they are too close, and neither one will want to go after a black woman, so Barnette will continue to grow and prevail. My prediction.

    866. Bitterlaw says:

      The PA candidates agreed on 100% of the issues in the segment I saw. Sands used her closing statement to say she is a Christian. Not sure if that was a subtle attack on Dr. Oz.

    867. jason says:

      I predict she will win the primary in a month.”

      If you are right you can get 18 to 20-1 odds at Predictit.

      If I had that conviction I would bet. Tempted to put $200 on her for a $4000 payoff.

      However, I live in PA. Frankly, very few people know who Barnette is. I have not seen or heard ONE ad for her.

    868. jason says:

      I predict she will win the primary in a month”

      Three weeks.

    869. jason says:

      My prediction is Oz will win the primary.

      If Rs unite behind him he could win the GE.

      If they want to follow Skippy’s narrative that he is a liberal then Fetterman will win.

    870. jason says:

      Of course, Oz getting the most votes doesn’t mean that he will actually win the election.

    871. jason says:

      I google the PA debate and this came up first. Illustrates the problem for Barnette and others not named Oz or McCormick. They are described as “frontrunners” while Barnette and Sands and Bartos are described as “other candidates”.

      https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2022/04/25/us-senate-race-pa-2022-republican-candidates-debate-how-to-watch-dr-oz-david-mccormick-carla/stories/202204250060

    872. Bitterlaw says:

      Not sure why Bochetto was not at the debate. I went to law school with his wife. I would consider voting for him since I know her. However, it is going to be very close between Oz and McCormick. Can’t waste my vote.

      He is running mostly on his own money. Decided to advertise on radio since he knows he can’t outspend Oz and McCormick and TV.

    873. Tina says:

      Breaking

      Talcolm X quits Twitter.

    874. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      With Shanghai in lockdown, and Peking possibly heading for it also, am not seeing China in a position at present to invade Taiwan:

      “People in Beijing have stockpiled food and other supplies, as the city’s biggest district began mass testing residents amid a new outbreak of coronavirus.

      The testing regime has prompted fears of a lockdown, similar to the one in Shanghai”

    875. Gordon Allen says:

      According to an article in Red State,quoting US Army sources,Ukraine now has more tanks in the field than Russia, as well as more men.
      But Europe should tremble for the future at the thought of the might of the Russians

    876. Gordon Allen says:

      Just for the record,to the extent Jason listens to any voice but the one in his head,the Air Force Association and US Naval Institute are professional organizations like the Bar Association is for lawyers.
      Their speakers at symposiums are Sec of Defense level. Their publications are
      professional journals.
      Just saying

    877. jason says:

      Neville Allen still making an ass of himself?

      Let’s see.

      “Their speakers at symposiums are Sec of Defense level.”

      Lloyd Austin level? I’m impressed.

      “According to an article in Red State,quoting US Army sources,Ukraine now has more tanks in the field than Russia”

      Is that significant? When Russia had more “tanks in the field” you thought it was irrelevant.

      Russia has over 12,000 tanks, only a small part is in Ukraine. Even the loss of 500 tanks means less than 5% of their arsenal.

      “as well as more men”

      No kidding? They always had more “men”, they are a country of 40 million people and had 900,000 reserves.

      It’s time to ask for a refund on the magazines or time to start reading new material, so you don’t keep coming here to say something stupid.

    878. jason says:

      “The Air Force Association and US Naval Institute are professional organizations like the Bar Association is for lawyers.”

      I am not a great fan of the American Bar Association either.

      In any case, I doubt those entities came to the conclusion the Russians would NEVER invade Ukraine, I think Neville Allen’s came to that wrong conclusion all on his own.

    879. jason says:

      But Europe should tremble for the future at the thought of the might of the Russians”

      “Tremble” is not the word. They are reassessing their military power and alliances in light of the threat the Russians present. More countries see NATO as an important protection against Russia, such as Sweden and Finland.

      They are not going to listen to “Russia is not a threat” rants after seeing the carnage and destruction in Ukraine, because they have more stake in the game than some idiot in a gated community in Florida making bombastic statements and opinions based on magazines and video games.

    880. jason says:

      The debate doesn’t seem to have helped Barnette, at least at Predictit, now at 6% odds. Evidently a lot of people commenting on social media think she made a mistake trying to talk over other candidates during the debate. I didn’t watch it so take it with a grain of salt.

      In other campaign news, Trump will be holding a rally for Oz on May 6th. I hope he doesn’t trash McCormick too much, if McCormick prevails he will need the Trump base to vote for him. That being said he will probably trash McCormick.

    881. DW says:

      The Mets were down two runs last night in the 9th, down to their last strike, but a couple of hits, and a bad play at first base, and they come back to win.

      All that was missing was Bob Stanley and Bill Buckner.

      The Mets’ Dom Smith illustrated perfectly the ONE instance where it is appropriate to head-first dive at first base. The Cards’ reliever was slow to get to first to cover on a ball the 1st baseman snagged on the line well behind the bag, by the time the pitcher got there he was even with the runner, so had Smith stayed standing, he might have been tagged out, but by diving head first, he forced the pitcher to keep running to try to step on the bag first, but was too late.

      The play allowed two runs to score to give the Mets the lead.

    882. Bitterlaw says:

      DW – The Mets are my second most-hated team (just behind the Dallas Cowboys). I respect your passionate rooting interest in them. Both can be true.

    883. DW says:

      Bitter…no problem. I totally understand. My least favorite teams:

      1) NY Yankees
      2) Georgetown Hoyas
      3) Dallas Cowboys
      4) Washington Gnats

      I have always had a soft spot for Villanova simply because they defeated Patrick Ewing and the Hoyas in 1985.

    884. VictrC says:

      DW

      agree with you on the Satans…I mean Yankees. They represent pure evil in the world

      Last nights win was amazing. The play with Dom epitomized the difference between this year and last. Smith hustled down the line and McNeil hustled all the way from second base. Nimmo’s HR was icing and Edwin-proofed the win.

      Last year they would have jogged to first and game over, but they fought and fought. That’s the difference between last years manager and Showalter. He won’t tolerate a lack of hustle and dumb plays. It demonstrates how a leader can change the culture and future of an organization.

    885. Robbie says:

      Josh Kraushaar
      @HotlineJosh
      New AJC #GAGOV poll: Kemp 53, Perdue 27.

      Turns out running as a Trump sycophant doesn’t pay off politically — even among Georgia Republicans.

      – Gulp, Jason fraud. Donnie made it a priority to beat the guy he claimed teamed up with Biden to steal the state. What happened?

    886. DW says:

      My favorite announcer was the late Bob Murphy, but nobody says “Heee struck him out and the ball game is OVER!” better than Gary Cohen.

    887. Bitterlaw says:

      Georgetown? Interesting that it ranks with Pro-teams on the Hate List.

    888. Phil says:

      Lot of great announcers. When I was a kid Harry Kallas was just starting out and was the third announcer on the Astros radio team. I liked him and thought he could really call a game. He went on to Philly and had a great career.

    889. DW says:

      Bitter, I was a big Syracuse fan growing up. Enough said. Georgetown is evil. Just go back and watch the final minutes of the Villanova championship game from 1985.

      Georgetown played so dirty even the announcers had to point it out. On a critical play as Villanova tried to inbound the ball, the Georgetown player grabbed a Villanova player and pulled him down on top of himself trying to fake an offensive foul, and while doing so gave him a shot to the groin.

    890. Phil says:

      I happen to remember that Georgetown-Villanova championship game. One side was playing basketball and the other side was playing Rugby. The whole game was like that. It was ridiculous.

    891. Gordon Allen says:

      Under John Thompson Georgetown operated on the theory that if you fouled on every possession the refs couldn’t call them all,and stop the game, so they’d get away with most of them.
      A Uconn fan

    892. mnw says:

      Tina

      It’s awful you would buy into that slop.

    893. DW says:

      See there you go, if from the old days of the Big East you can get a Uconn fan, a Villanova fan, and a Syracuse fan to all agree that Georgetown was evil, then they were evil.

    894. Robbie says:

      The Recount
      @therecount
      TRUTH Social CEO Devin Nunes pleads with FOX hosts to post more on the platform:

      “You need to send some Truths out if you wanna get more followers … Doocy … he’s gotta turn his phone on and click on the app.”

      – I just love the fact this dope gave up a chance to be chairman of Ways and means so he could run Trump’s huckster social media site that no one uses. It really is just perfect.

    895. Bitterlaw says:

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=a8xTCNo7yr4

      Kalas’ last HR call before he died

      Kalas’ call of the final out of 2008 World Series.

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny8__taCZqk

      When he died, it was like everybody had lost an uncle. Phillies fans get a bad reputation but thousands attended a service at Citizens Bank Park. His casket was at home plate.

      Kalas’ opening of first game after 9/11/2001. I disagree that we should never hate but it was pure Harry.

    896. Phil says:

      Thanks for that, bitter. I remember the call he would make when an Astro hit a homerun – “and that ball is in Astro Orbit”

      Great announcer. Solid professional. Not flashy but solid and could paint the picture for radio – back in the 60s and 70s when most games weren’t on tv. Hated it when he took the Philly lead announcer position. Great opportunity for him, however, and he made the most of it. Houston’s loss, Philly’s gain.

    897. Bitterlaw says:

      DW – What made 2008 even more special was that MLB’s rules prevented him from being the TV or radio announcer for the 1980 series. Phillies fans raised hell and the rule was changed to allow local broadcasts the next season. 2008 was his first championship call. He died the following April.

      He is buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Many famous people are buried there, including General Meade of Gettysburg fame. I have visited his grave. It is marked by a giant microphone and there are seats from Veterans Stadium next to it for visitors to sit.

    898. DW says:

      914 – nice.

    899. jason says:

      Gulp, Jason fraud. Donnie made it a priority to beat the guy he claimed teamed up with Biden to steal the state. What happened?”

      I guess GA R voters like the job Kemp is doing. Each to his own.

      I think he is a spineless wonder who got buffaloed by the woke mob, would much prefer Perdue, but at least we are going to get rid of scumbag Never Trumper Raffensperger.

    900. jason says:

      “Trump’s huckster social media site that no one uses.”

      This from the same Amoral Scumbag that wants Trump censored on social media because he is afraid he will attract too many followers.

    901. Phil says:

      Getting rid of Raffensperger is plenty good enough for me. Scratch one Never Trumper RINO.

    902. Bitterlaw says:

      DW – I know there is a Yankee’s announcer with the call, “It is high. It is far. It is gone.” The problem is he would use it even if was a line drive that just cleared the fence. Occasionally, the “It is gone” had to be replaced when the ball was caught away from the fence.

    903. Robbie says:

      Mediaite
      @Mediaite
      Trump Directly Links Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine to 2020: ‘All Those People Are Dead Because of a Rigged Election’

      – MAGA daddy’s brain rot and delusions of grandeur on full display.

    904. Gordon Allen says:

      Jason a little history from books. On June22,1941 the Russians had 24,000 tanks,of which 27% were in operating condition.
      The Institute for Stragic studies doubts Russia had 3000 tanks in working condition

    905. Marv says:

      #919 Bitter

      John Sterling

    906. Gordon Allen says:

      The International Insitute for Strategic Studies,a World renowned military think tank in London.
      Of that number they have lost probably a quarter.
      Clearly you use Russian propaganda.

    907. Gordon Allen says:

      When is all this ( claimed by you)astounding Russian military might going to appear btw.
      And YOUR sources are…?
      There are 2 people making fools of themselves here,and only 2.

    908. Gordon Allen says:

      Moving on from Putin’s propagandist, the Atlanta fed says gdp growth is .04%.
      Stagflation here we come.

    909. Phil says:

      .04%%

      Ouch. Yeah, that’s the very definition of stagflation.

      I read a lot of Peter Schiff. Of late, he’s not mincing words. He says the FED’s policies have been so far behind the curve on inflation we’re just f*cked. Pure and simple. Says there will be no soft landing or even a moderately bumpy landing. It’s too late for that.

    910. Bitterlaw says:

      There are 3 posters who agree with the leaders of Finland and Sweden that Russia is a military threat. Gordon reads magazines.

    911. jason says:

      The Institute for Stragic studies doubts Russia had 3000 tanks in working condition”

      LOL

      So the Russians have 9000 tanks not in working condition?

      Neville Allen reads think tanks but doesn’t really believe in thinking.

    912. jason says:

      On June22,1941 the Russians had 24,000 tanks,of which 27% were in operating condition”

      Hilarious, Neville Allen thinks tank technology in 2022 is the same as in 1941?

      The renowned Advance York Think Tank of Military Studies estimates 98% of the Russian tanks are in working condition.

      “Of that number they have lost probably a quarter”

      I see, so even with that bogus estimate they can invade 3 more countries using the same firepower they are using in Ukraine? Good to know.

    913. jason says:

      Trump Directly Links Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine to 2020: ‘All Those People Are Dead Because of a Rigged Election’”

      I think he is right.

      I don’t doubt Putin would not have invaded Ukraine if Trump was President.

    914. Tina says:

      The point is trump as president, no invasion of Ukraine.

      Dementia as President = invasion of Ukraine,

      Even the former a ambassador to Ukraine , Yoyobeotch, admits this.

    915. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag, if he was really interested in “protecting Democracy” wouldn’t be faking outrage over the Jan 6 riot.

      He would be outraged at the Russian collusion sham and the bogus impeachment efforts and all the other illegal efforts to stage a coup against Trump.

      But he doesn’t like Trump, so he is in bed with people like Avenatti and Schiff.

      That is why he is an Amoral Scumbag.

    916. Phil says:

      Yep. No invasion had Trump remained in the WH.

      Not a doubt in my mind.

    917. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      When dementia and socialism decide policy:

      “Adding to the crunch, Biden took it upon himself to pledge an additional 15 billion cubic feet (bcf) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe through the remainder of 2022 as the Russia, Ukraine conflict rages on. The agreement additionally promises to increase that supply to Europe to 50 bcf through 2030.

      Yet again here comes a contradiction in America’s energy policy. How can you continue to discourage natural gas production at home yet promise more supply to Europe?”

    918. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      jason:
      If this excerpt from the book by the Fusion GPS dickheads does not give you pause about John McCain’s character post-military service, then you are hopeless.(Lindsay Graham to a lesser extent.)
      McCain and his staff were at the vanguard of moving the Steele Dossier through the Deep State post-2016 election results in order to overturn Trump’s victory. What McCain et al did was equal to if not more controversial and insurrectionist than what the Trump crew did after the 2020 election.

      https://twitter.com/ByronYork

    919. jason says:

      Morning Consult:

      “Biden’s Net Approval Rating Is Underwater in 40 States
      The president has made up no ground in states that’ll be key to Democrats’ chances in 2022 and 2024”

      Amoral Scumbag to post something against Trump or me in 3, 2, 1….

    920. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #934- Phil
      That theory you identify in your post was posited by a prosecution witness, Ms. Yavanovitch, in the first Trump Impeachment disaster. Ms. Yavanovitch was the US Ambassador to Ukraine and loathed Trump. She said this during the CBS Sunday Morning Talking Head Show this past Sunday.

    921. jason says:

      McCain and his staff were at the vanguard of moving the Steele Dossier through the Deep State post-2016 election results in order to overturn Trump’s victory.”

      Zzzzzz. … what drivel.

      The Steele Dossier was no secret, Steele leaked to several people and several news organizations had it. McCain turned it over to the FBI (the right thing to do) and Kramer was the one that leaked it to the media, but it was not the only copy.

      Nothing McCain did would have changed anything regarding the dossier.

      Of course, if you believe in the “Deep State” then you would believe this garbage.

      “Vanguard of moving the Steel Dossier through the Deep State”

      LOL

    922. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      920. Robbie, you did notice that Putin invaded the Ukraine during the Obama and Biden presidencies, but not during the Trump presidency.

    923. jason says:

      does not give you pause about John McCain’s character post-military service, then you are hopeless”

      I don’t think McCain’s “character” ever changed. He always had the same character that saw him through years of torture and hardship in a POW hellhole prison.

      Don’t mistake character with politics. The fact he might not have voted like you wanted him to does not in any way diminish his character.

      Attacking McCain’s character because of his politics is something Trump did and it cost him big time.

      McCain had nothing to with the Steele dossier and how it was used against Trump. Nothing. Nada. Zilch.

    924. Wobbles says:

      920. Robbie, you did notice that Putin invaded the Ukraine during the Obama and Biden presidencies, but not during the Trump presidency.

      Biden is President?

    925. jason says:

      It’s always a happy day for me when I get to stand up for a great American patriot John McCain who made such great personal sacrifices for his country.

    926. jason says:

      Nah, Russia is no threat…

      “The comments from Rustam Minnekayev, deputy commander of Russia’s Central Military District, seemed to hint that the Kremlin — which has been stymied in its bid to take over the Ukrainian capital — still wants to conquer wide swaths of its neighbor’s land, and potentially threaten the nations that lie beyond. They drew swift condemnation from Moldova, where residents have worried since the beginning of the war they could be next in the Kremlin’s crosshairs.

      Minnekayev said capturing Ukraine’s east and south would create a “land corridor” to the Crimean Peninsula — which the Kremlin annexed in 2014 — and give Moscow influence over “vital objects of the Ukrainian economy,” according to the Russia state media outlet Tass. It would also provide “another way out to Transnistria,” Minnekayev said, referring to a thin strip of land that runs along Moldova’s border with Ukraine that functions as a separate nation, though it is not recognized as such, even by Russia.”

    927. Tgca says:

      943

      Yes! Personal sacrifices during the Vietnam War, after then, not so much.

    928. Tgca says:

      McCain was a blip in politics and soon to be forgotten. He got elected and re-elected on the POW sympathy vote which he NEVER missed a chance to play up but he NEVER accomplished anything consequential in his long political service. Trump actually had REAL accomplishments in his short political career and he will live on for years as a political force that left a mark on the conservative movement in politics.

      McCain’s popularity as a candidate amongst conservatives never came close to Trump. If it weren’t for Palin, McCain’s campaign would be as exciting as Biden’s campaign, as she excited the base, not him. He was probably the most disliked GOP presidential candidate in the GOP in decades.

      McCain was simply next in line in the GOP, a mistake also made with Dole and Romney. Hopefully, the GOP has learned its lessons and looks for the best candidates at the right time and not establishment candidates next in line.

    929. Phil says:

      John McCain

      genuine war hero

      genuine media whore

    930. Phil says:

      Republicans always seem to nominate the next in line. For that reason, Jeb thought he had it in the bag in 2016. Fortunately, and to Robbie’s dismay, Trump broke that precedent.

    931. Tgca says:

      948

      Agreed! The GOP has got to think outside the box.

      Personally, I liked Dole a great deal. I think he would’ve made a good POTUS. However, he was a terrible candidate for the times.

    932. Bitterlaw says:

      McCain earned the right to mention his hellish experience as a POW as often as he wanted.

      Trump was a very good President. However, making fun of McCain’s service showed that he is scum. That said, I wish Trump had been re-elected. If he is the GOP nominee in 2024 I will vote for him but never respect him as a person.

    933. Gordon Allen says:

      Jason,where are all these tanks? I’ll tell you: they’re like the relics stored in the desert by the US to be scavenged for spare parts. They exist only in your fevered putin imagination.
      When will we see them?

    934. Gordon Allen says:

      On more relevant topics than Jason’s obsession with non existent Russian conventional strength,poll shows DeSantis ahead of Crist 49-32; frankly an unheard of margin in Florida.

    935. Bitterlaw says:

      There are reports that Russia destroyed a bridge between NATO member Romania and Ukraine. If true, Phil will say only half the bridge was NATO territory so no big deal.

    936. Gordon Allen says:

      ST. LEO’S College Polling.
      Approval 59-37.
      They’re not known as a Republican polling firm.

    937. Bitterlaw says:

      If Russia does not pose a threat with its military forces, why are Finland and Sweden joining NATO? It is not because of Russia’s nukes. It has had nukes for decades and they did not plan on joining NATO.

    938. Phil says:

      Yeah. Let’s go to war over a bridge.

    939. Phil says:

      Any Democratic donors that send $$ to Crist or Beto this cycle may as well just burn their money….but I encourage them to give all they can. Give til it hurts. LOL

    940. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil – You will always find an excuse. That is why your promise to throw everything at Russia if it attacks a NATO country. Get these posts ready. I am sure you would use them

      Yeah. Let’s go to war over Warsaw.
      Yeah. Let’s go to war over Finland and Sweden.
      Yeah…….

    941. Phil says:

      Yeah, because an attack on a bridge is the same as an attack on Warsaw.

      Got it.

      Sigh

    942. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      NATO will treat Sweden and Finland as “de facto” NATO members during their application process. There are U.S. Marine troops that train in Finland each year. It’s likely they will be stationed their during the application process:

      “But Swedish outlet Aftonbladet reported that the US and UK have agreed to provide security support during the application process, citing government officials.

      US defence sources told the outlet that Sweden and Finland would be treated as de-facto members of the security alliance for the duration of the application process.

      The UK and US support would reportedly include an increased number of troops in the Nordic nations, further intelligence co-operation, assistance in combatting cyber threats and an increased presence of Nato warships in the Baltic.”

    943. Bitterlaw says:

      So when you said any attack on NATO territory, you did not mean it. Got it.

      So, if Finland joins NATO and Russia fires cruise missiles at it, will you support a military attack on Russia by the US – with or without NATO?

    944. Phil says:

      An attack on NATO territory? When did that happen? The media must have missed it.

      However, the answer to your question is yeah. It won’t happen, but sure.

      Let me know when that Russian cruise missile attack on Finland begins. I wouldn’t hold my breath though. Putin seems to have run into a few snags on his way to sweeping across Ukraine.

    945. Bitterlaw says:

      Watching liberals freak out about a liberal buying Twitter is hilarious.

    946. Bitterlaw says:

      Gordon won’t answer. Maybe Phill will.

      Why are Finland and Sweden joining NATO if Russia is not a military threat?

    947. Phil says:

      popcorn

    948. Bitterlaw says:

      Finland and Sweden are joining NATO for popcorn? I never considered that.

    949. Tgca says:

      I disagree that POWs should get a pass simply because of their being a victim of heinous abuse and torture alone because that does not necessarily make one the best candidate and that can also shut down legitimate criticism when others argue they deserve special treatment with respect to personal or political gain.

      If that’s the standard, we would have gubbermint overrun with radical lefties who also suffered heinous abuse at times in their lives, if that simply was the unquestionable credentials for political office.

    950. Phil says:

      Look. Join NATO, don’t join NATO. If that makes Finland feel more secure than fine. Doesn’t cost them anything to do it. If Putin were to attack Finland (to keep them quiet?) Putin loses St Petersburg which is 250 miles from the Finish border. Boom! Think he’s going to want to do that? WWII was 75 years ago and in all that time the Soviet Union in their military hay day never even contemplated doing anything like that. Think Putin is going to do something like that?…and outside of nukes, how’s he going to accomplish anything? Conventionally? With what we’ve seen from his military over the last two months? He’d lose and he’d lose quickly and badly….and he damn well knows it.

    951. Phil says:

      McCain was a POW. He was a war hero.

      McCain was a media whore.

      Neither cancels out the other.

      The guy is six feet under. I don’t have to watch him on the Sunday shows any longer. He no longer matters.

    952. jason says:

      Putin Appeasers are unhinged about Finland and Sweden joining NATO.

      Makes their BS about Russia not being a threat look really asinine.

    953. Phil says:

      Give us a call when the Russian invasion buildup on the Finnish border commences.

    954. Bitterlaw says:

      971. Why? So you can support doing nothing?

    955. Tgca says:

      Actually, it’s the HHR warmongers freaking out daily and want 24/7 discussion of war and having a cow that NATO is not fast-tracking NATO applications as of yesterday.

      I think the HHR warmongers might find a better audience at censored Twitter with their favorite Hollywood celebrities than HHR.

    956. Tgca says:

      Why aren’t HHR warmongers worried about North Korea, China, Ethiopia, not to mention other areas where massive abuse and deaths occur annually to millions?

    957. Phil says:

      ZZZZZZ

      Pretty sure I just addressed that above, bitter.

      But yeah, I guess I support doing nothing over an invasion that ain’t happening.

    958. Bitterlaw says:

      The old “you can’t talk about one problems unless you talk about all problems” comes from Tgclown.

    959. Bitterlaw says:

      An invasion like the invasion of Ukraine that was never going to happen?

    960. Cash Cow TM says:

      OK. CROWVID update

      During Walt and Mrs. Walt’s Rhine river cruise, all passengers had to be fully vaxxed and boosted and show tested proof they were COVID free prior to boarding planes to fly to Switzerland to begin tour.

      All passengers also took daily COVID tests every morning. There was talk of at least 6 passengers at various times being removed from the ship due to testing positive for COVID.

      They also had to take COVID test at hotel in Amsterdam and show negative results to board flights back to U.S.

      Walt flew home on a Friday (tickly throat) and Sat. had sinus drainage to boot. Mrs. Walt similar symptoms soon followed and both tested positive by Saturday/Sunday.

      One of the fellow passengers they met (husband and wife) on the cruise ship called today from Iowa and said they just got home. Last day in Amsterdam they tested positive at hotel. Viking moved them to another very nice hotel until they were COVID free. I assume they also had the COVID trip insurance that paid them for their unanticipated extra long 13 extra day stay in Amsterdam sequestered in a hotel due to COVID. They said at this second hotel, they counted 18 fellow passengers that were on the same Rhine river cruise ship we all were on also at this hotel with COVID. The husband figured that it was about 22% of the paying passengers on the week long cruise.

      Walt and Mrs. still testing positive, but very mild symptoms.

      Walt is still doing chores.

    961. Cash Cow TM says:

      “The guy is six feet under. ”

      I read it as ‘This guy is under six feet [tall].’

      Walt met McCain and said both statements are true.

    962. NYCmike says:

      Bitterlaw supports doing something.

      The current President is not really doing anything.

      Odd………it’s almost as if the occupant of the White House has a large say in what our country’s foreign policy is……..

    963. NYCmike says:

      jason to say that I said something totally different in 3…..2…..1……

    964. Phil says:

      Tell you what, bitter. You keep a sharp eye out on that Finnish border for us. Don’t want those Ruskies sneaking up on anyone.

      You got Putin on your brain about like Trump is in Robbie’s. It’s the same hysterics from you every day.

      Once again, and for the last time, Putin isn’t invading Finland…or Sweden…or Poland. You know why? He doesn’t have the conventional capacity. He’s presently getting his conventional military ass kicked in Ukraine by a rag tag army with zero air power. He’s lost up to 20,000 troops in seven weeks. Untold numbers of tanks and armored vehicles destroyed. If you think he’s now going to try and expand his reach anywhere else you haven’t been paying attention to his quagmire in Ukraine. But… If he even had the conventional military capability to somehow muster an invasion force to try and go into Poland or any other European country allied air power alone would turn his convoys into scrap metal. He’d lose and lose badly. He knows it. Ukraine would look like a picnic to him. He knows that too.

      Worry about something that is a realistic possibility for God’s sake. And please, no more of this going to war stuff over some report on a bridge.

    965. NYCmike says:

      Trump said he won’t go back on Twitter…..did Robbie come by to mention that jason should be butthurt about that for some weird and crazy reason?

    966. NYCmike says:

      McCain volunteered to serve in the military. McCain was a war hero. He left his wife to raise small kids so that he could marry a rich lady. He was involved with people who ripped off old people in the S&L scandals of the ’80’s. He was friendly with Ted Kennedy, Dick Durbin, Joe Biden, John Kerry etc etc enabling the Left to piece by piece dismantle the American culture. He was correct about spending issues that came up in the 2000 primaries and thereafter. He was wrong on Citizens United. He lost without putting up a fight against Obama in 2008, preferring to keep his position as “maverick” with the media instead of fighting with every thing he could muster. He acted totally out of spite towards Trump in the most important moment of his Senatorial life, when he voted thumbs down and in effect to keep Obamacare, a program he had campaigned to get rid of, thereby showing how much he really (didn’t) cared about his constituents. He was a better voter for Republican causes overall than the current Arizona Senators, even with Sinema’s couple of good stances.

    967. Cash Cow TM says:

      54
      The number of K-12 mathematics textbooks that the Florida education department has rejected, making up 41 percent of the 132 total books submitted for review; 28 of the books were rejected because they “incorporate prohibited topics or unsolicited strategies, including [critical race theory].” Among the rejected titles were 70 percent of math materials for kindergarten through fifth grades, 20 percent of the materials for grades six through eight and 35 percent of materials for grades nine through 12.
      April 18, 2022

    968. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The reason the Ukraine is a topic of much discussion on this board is it is matter of great interest to the American people, and is having a profound impact on policy and the economy.

      “In a YouGov/Yahoo News poll from Feb. 24-27, 86 percent of adults said the situation with Russia and Ukraine was either very or somewhat important”

      I realize there are those who were for a particular side, and/or predicted a certain outcome, who would like to change the subject (noticed Tucker Carlson does not spend much time anymore justifying Putin). But it is a critical issue, just as tofu is to some posters. So if you don’t like the discussion, just scroll down.

    969. Bitterlaw says:

      NYC always ignores the fact that even if McCain had voted yes on that bill, Obamacare would still not have been repealed or replaced.

    970. jason says:

      He acted totally out of spite”

      Heh, NYC wants to talk about “spite” but ignores Trump’s despicable attack on McCains’s military service (and on many others” by saying McCain was not a military hero because he was shot down.

      Now THAT is spite.

      “He was friendly with Ted Kennedy, Dick Durbin, Joe Biden, John Kerry”

      LOL, REALLY? But Trump, who ACTUALLY FUNDED Hillary, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, etc gets a pass. The hypocrisy is astounding.

      The rest of NYC’s silly rant is about how he disagrees with some of McCain’s votes. Zzzzzz.. I disagree with some of them too, Doesn’t change the fact McCain was a great American patriot who contributed greatly to his country both in the military and public service, including decades of defending conservative causes in thousands of votes and initiatives.

    971. jason says:

      If anyone ever doubted Rand Paul is an idiot, read this exchange he had with Blinken yesterday while trying to push Putin’s talking points.

      “When Blinken noted Russia has, in the recent past, attacked countries that weren’t members of NATO — specifically Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova — Paul countered with: “You could also argue the countries they’ve attacked were part of Russia, or part of the Soviet Union, rather.”

      Then Rand Paul tried to pretend the invasion was about Ukraine possibly joining NATO, when even Putin has said it is about Ukraine being part of Russia, “one people”, and not a real country.

      Blinken tore him a new a-hole.

      ” …When everything came to a head, it is abundantly clear, in President Putin’s own words, that this was never about Ukraine being potentially part of NATO, and it was always about his belief that Ukraine does not deserve to be a sovereign, independent country.”

      What a stupid moron. He should get a room with Tucker Carlson and Tgca for a threesome.

      Of course, this is the same guy who said a nuclear Iran is “not a threat”.

    972. jason says:

      “I don’t have to watch him on the Sunday shows any longer.”

      Phil watches Sunday shows?

      Was that on his A-hole application?

    973. jason says:

      The left is really unhinged.

      Joy Reid said the reason Musk bought Twitter was because “he must miss the old South Africa under apartheid”.

      Yet she has a TV show on a major cable network.

    974. jason says:

      NYC always ignores the fact that even if McCain had voted yes on that bill, Obamacare would still not have been repealed or replaced.”

      Yes, but that is enough to judge and define his entire life as a person, a war hero, and a political career spanning many decades anyway.

      HHR really is a tough place.

    975. jason says:

      NYCmike says:
      April 26, 2022 at 10:51 pm

      jason to say that I said something totally different in 3…..2…..1……”

      Nah, we all know what you said.

      And that is that nothing can be done until we get a better President, a better Defense Secretary a better Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, etc.

      It is as stupid a theory now as when you first said it and been repeating it ever since.

    976. Bitterlaw says:

      I admit that I used to watch the end of the CBS Sunday morning show with Charles Kuralt. The last minute of the show would be a nature shot – like ducks on a pond at sunrise or seagulls standing on a sand dune.

      I also watched Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes.

    977. Wes says:

      Heh. It looks as if Mikey was speaking out of spite about McCain because McCain was undefeated in Senate races. Deadenders such as J. D. Hayworth and Kelli Ward couldn’t beat McCain and subsequently lose to Schumer puppets.

      He must have been thrilled when McSally lost in back-to-back cycles thanks to a combination of contentious primaries with Deadenders and her own tone-deaf campaigning.

    978. DW says:

      “seagulls standing on a sand dune”
      That scene is 30 minutes from where I live, in the Back Bay Wildlife Refuge, the Charles Kuralt Trail.

    979. Tgca says:

      I see Ukrainian Rose was up into the wee hours again on his knees pushing Ukrainian propaganda and disparaging tofu that regularly feeds billions around the world.

      War is ugly folks! People die! Innocent people die when you have these unjustified invasions. Just ask GWB.

      But again, this war could have been easily avoided if politicians had acted from day 1 instead of giving speeches.

      The US should continue to support Ukraine with military supplies as well as offer humanitarian relief such as food and clothing to help the civilians caught in this.

      The US should NOT send any funds to Ukraine, the most corrupt country in Europe because chances are those funds will find itself to the pockets of the corrupt bureaucrats instead of helping the people.

      See how simple this is?

      I should solve ALL the world’s problems in between making tasty vegetarian dishes.

    980. Wes says:

      Hey, Tg, I’m making jambalaya with spicy Italian sausage and shrimp for dinner tonight.

      Come on over and grab a plate. I’m making plenty, so I can pile one high for you.

    981. Tgca says:

      60 Minutes lost its allure after the 80s. It became a left wing propaganda machine.

      Sunday talk shows also are now useless as they are just opportunities for politicians to get airtime to spew sound bites which they then use for fundraising.

      None of this is serious news.

      If I want serious, informative, newsworthy information, I just come to HHR.

    982. Tgca says:

      Un Mil!

      Un Mil!

    983. Wes says:

      Can I get an M?

    984. Bitterlaw says:

      Ukraine is the most corrupt country in Europe? When was the contest? More corrupt than Russia? There must be some corruption in a formerly officially communist country with many billionaires.

    985. Wes says:

      Regardless of how corrupt Ukraine is, Bitter, it can never be as corrupt as new Jersey.

    986. Wes says:

      🙂

    987. Tgca says:

      999

      As an AA, I love jambalaya! I love spicy and Cajun flavored dishes.

      I would suggest replacing the unhealthy filthy pork with clean, healthy tofu in your recipe to better enhance the taste.

      Jambalaya tofu is a very tasty dish.

    988. Tgca says:

      1002

      Yes! Ukraine has been known as the most corrupt country in Europe for years.

      Google it!

      …or just ask Hunter Biden.

    989. Wes says:

      Not going to happen, Tg. We don’t eat rodent food in this house.

    990. Tgca says:

      1003

      Wes has a point!

      But folks in Jersey will keep supporting and voting for corrupt politicians, especially the EyeTalians and Eyewish, a source of the corruption for decades.

    991. jason says:

      f I want serious, informative, newsworthy information, I just come to HHR.”

      Yes, but do you have a backup for any days I don’t post?

    992. jason says:

      I would suggest replacing the unhealthy filthy pork”

      Actually, pigs are very clean animals besides being incredibly tasty.

      “Pigs are one of the cleanest animals. They have the reputation for being slovenly because they wallow in mud. However, pigs lack sweat glands. They roll around in the mud to stay cool in hot weather. Caking mud on their bodies also prevents sunburn and deters insect infestation. Without mud, pigs could get second-degree burns all over their body.”

    993. jason says:

      Ukraine is the most corrupt country in Europe? When was the contest? More corrupt than Russia?”

      The “Ukraine is corrupt” is just a Putin Appeaser talking point to justify why it is ok to invade it, kill tens of thousands, displace millions, and shell and destroy its cities and infrastructure.

    994. Tgca says:

      Senator Markey is calling for ALGORITHMIC JUSTICE now that libs can’t dictate to Twitter who to censure anymore.

      He’s concerned with protecting the kids.

      I’m sure we will hear all kinds of stats about kids committing suicide because of ALGORITHMIC INJUSTICE, 2nd only to trans suicides among toddlers.

      Elon Musk and a handful of billionaires now have dangerous influence over the most powerful online platforms. They can’t be trusted, and self-regulation has failed. We must pass laws to protect privacy and promote algorithmic justice for internet users, especially for kids.

      https://twitter.com/SenMarkey/status/1518998477140856832?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

    995. Wes says:

      Algorithmic justice?

      Where did Market dream up that word salad?

    996. Wes says:

      Markey*

    997. Phil says:

      So Mayorkas is testifying in front of Congress today.

      Rip his ass.

    998. jason says:

      It’s ok that left wing billionaires own platforms.

      Ok that Zuckerberg, Bezos, Gates, Dorsey, etc. get to promote left wing propaganda unchallenged, but not ok for Musk, who is not a conservative, to own an online platform.

    999. jason says:

      I think we should have algorithmic justice here at HHR too.

    1000. Cash Cow TM says:

      Madison Cawthorne is nutz.

      Majorie Taylor Greene is nutz.

      Cannot believe they are the best possible R in those CDs.
      ################################
      and of course AOC and all her squad members are also nutz and should be an embarrassment to all Americans.

    1001. jason says:

      Rip his ass.”

      Spoken like a true A-hole.

    1002. jason says:

      Cannot believe they are the best possible R in those CDs”

      I think what is nutz is to try to impede them from running.

    1003. jason says:

      Madison Cawthorne is nutz.”

      Cow-thorn?

      Could be a relative, Cow, maybe you shouldn’t trash him.

    1004. jason says:

      Funny that Amoral Scumbag comes here to talk about how Trump’s endorsement of Perdue has not helped him, but neglects that Trump’s endorsement of JD Vance propelled him to the lead in OH.

      Not that I like JD Vance, but I do like Perdue.

    1005. Tgca says:

      1011

      IGORENCE is bliss! Jadon has his head so far up Zelenskyy’s butt he’s denying history.

      Ukraine has been the subject of vast corruption going back to the 90’s.

      Google it and you will find numerous articles from various sources, left, right, and center about Ukraine’s corruption years before the war including Transparency International, Cato Institute, The World CIA Fact Book, NYT, WaPo, WSJ, The Federalist, The Washington Times, The Guardian,…the list goes on and on.

      Let’s not forget the numerous GOP leaders referring to Ukraine as corrupt as well the last few years before the war, as well as US gubbermint agencies like the CIA and the State Department that previously put out releases on a Ukraine corruption.

    1006. Wes says:

      Walker has a new internal poll showing him at +10 (51-41) over Warnock. All other polling has indicated Walker leads, so this is consistent in that regard. I’m not sure Walker is leading by quite that much, but aside from margin, the poll is not out of line with other findings.

    1007. Bitterlaw says:

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10759651/Ukraine-war-Putin-suggest-use-nukes-necessary.html

      Uh oh. We better stop “interfering” in Ukraine. But the prevailing view at HHR is that Putin is not a threat.

    1008. mnw says:

      1025

      It’s a large sample, too: 2500 RVs. This poll also claims that Walker polls even better on specific issues, such as the economy & crime, than his topline lead of 10.4% overall.

      I don’t know if Walker is personally involved or not, but his campaign’s responses to attacks on him have been very adroit lately too, imo. “Why don’t we meet, break bread, and discuss these issues you raised in your recent (WaPo) editorial?”

      I like the fact that Walker has declined to engage on the 2020 election fraud issue.

    1009. Tgca says:

      I think the US needs to invade Ethiopia to save its people from the human rights violations and injustices by their hostile gubbermint…and I’m not talking ALGORITHMIC INJUSTICES and to head off PROFOUND impacts on the US economy.

      The US has interests in the Ethiopian region just like in Ukraine so as Ukrainian Rose says in post 986 “it’s of great interest to the American people and has a profound impact on our policy and economy.

      Ukraine with its .5% of trade equivalent compared to Canada, Mexico, or China is quite PROFOUND and could send the US into a depression for years rivaled only by the Great Depression of the 1930s if we don’t end the Ukraine-Russia War soon.

      For comparison, the US has economic trade of:

      $1.7 billion with Ethiopia
      $3.5 billion with Ukraine
      $6.5 billion with Cambodia
      $8.2 billion with Iraq
      $28 billion with Russia
      $99 billion with France
      $132 billion with Great Britain
      $260 billion with Germany
      $559 billion with China
      $613 billion with Canada
      $614 billion with Mexico

      Even the distinguished Senator Menendez from the great Sewer State of NJ has taken this issue up with the Biden administration and called for immediate action to address the Ethiopian War and the human rights violations.

    1010. Phil says:

      If Putin dares use nukes, chemical or biological weapons he’s toast…or at least should be. Unfortunately, his desperation with each passing day of his quagmire in Ukraine makes the unthinkable possible. The other thing making the unthinkable possible is the weak half wit in the WH. It’s the perfect storm. I don’t believe Putin takes Biden seriously….and why should he? The question is does Putin believe this half wit and his puppeteers will retaliate even though the American people would almost unanimously support massive retaliation. Hard to get Americans to agree on anything but you can bet they’d agree on this. Putin wouldn’t be contemplating nukes if Trump were in the WH. I can promise you that.

    1011. Phil says:

      Not a conventional threat, bitter. Nuclear? You bet your ass.

    1012. Wes says:

      How can you libel the Sewer State’s favorite Senator as “distinguished,” Tg?

    1013. Tgca says:

      Nobody want NOOKYOOLER war. If Russia uses NOOKS against the US, we would obliterate Moscow so it makes no sense.

      I suspect if Russia ever used NOOKS against the US, they would do so in an area where the damage is limited, say like northern NJ where the area is already a toxic waste of people and land so the NOOK damage could not really make it much worse me thinks would be Russia’s argument.

      But again, nobody is calling for or wants NOOKYOOLER war so it’s not an issue in reality unless things get unnecessarily escalated by STOOPID politicians.

    1014. Wes says:

      Granted, to be fair, Bitterlaw would rather have Menendez represent him in the Senate than either Senator from NC.

      Tillis and Burr commit the cardinal sin of having Southern accents.

      Menendez just rapes underage sex slaves in the Dominican and takes kickbacks. That’s far less appalling and evil than having a Southern accent.

    1015. Skippy says:

      BOOM!!!!

      Monmouth Poll: April 20-25th

      https://www.monmouth.edu/polling-institute/reports/monmouthpoll_PA_042722/

      Very Likely Voters:

      Dr. Mehmet Oz 22%
      David McCormick 19%
      Kathy Barnette 18%
      Carla Sands 9%
      Jeff Bartos 7%
      Sean Gale 5%
      George Bochetto 4%

      FAV/UNFAV:

      Dr. Mehmet Oz 48% 37%
      David McCormick 51% 15%
      Kathy Barnette 37% 5%
      Carla Sands 25% 4%
      Jeff Bartos 28% 6%
      Sean Gale 7% 4%
      George Bochetto 7% 3%

      https://www.monmouth.edu/polling-institute/documents/monmouthpoll_pa_042722.pdf/

    1016. Tgca says:

      1033

      …and Jersey idiots will vote for Menendez and his ilk over and over again. I can understand the poor Latinos and AA being misled with promises of prosperity by corrupt Jersey politicians but I never understood why the EyeTalians and EyeRish so heavily supported such corruption unless you consider these Jersey clans are often corrupt drunks and wife beaters themselves so they fit in real well with whom they vote into office.

    1017. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes- If I wanted to be represented by Mendez, I would move to New Jersey. I did not live in New Jersey when he was elected. I have not moved back to New Jersey or plan on residing in New Jersey. GFY

    1018. Bitterlaw says:

      Menendez. I guess autocorrect just thinks Hispanic names are interchangeable.

    1019. Tgca says:

      Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
      Ha! Ha! Ha!

      Morning Joe says 3rd of GOP is fascist, the GOP is racist, and he thinks 2022 mid-terms are going to be a REFERENDUM on the GOP party and not Biden.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/joe-scarborough-is-delusional-on-2022/

    1020. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil – Putin threatened to use any weapon, including nukes, against any country interfering in the war and supporting Ukraine. Are you going to back away from sending military aid and weapons to Ukraine? Putin does not approve of it.

    1021. Wes says:

      All right, Bitter. I’ll give you a hypothetical:

      Menendez and Tillis face off in a Senate race. Menendez has all his baggage while Tillis has his diabolical Southern accent.

      Which one are you voting for?

    1022. Bitterlaw says:

      Tillis. Any hard questions?

    1023. Cash Cow TM says:

      test

    1024. Tgca says:

      1041

      Yes! I have a more difficult question.

      How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

    1025. Tgca says:

      Now why could they not reach the same conclusion in NY and NJ?

      A British court ruled Wednesday that the government’s decision to discharge hospital patients into nursing homes without testing them for COVID-19, which led to thousands of deaths early in the pandemic, was illegal.

      https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/04/27/covid-sending-hospital-patients-into-elderly-care-homes-was-illegal-uk-court-rules/

    1026. Wes says:

      Hm.

      Bitter had to pretend to overlook his hatred for Southern accents for the purpose of my hypothetical. Interesting.

      In other news, Democrats are trying to move the VAHOD elections up to this year rather than the regularly scheduled odd-year elections:

      https://richmond.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/house-democrats-vote-to-remove-filler-corn-as-leader/article_e1c06944-2039-565d-bc9c-2853592accce.html

      This is ridiculous. It’s highly unlikely to work but would probably backfire if approved.

      Democrats also forced out their Minority Leader as a result of November.

    1027. Gordon Allen says:

      Why would Putin threaten to use nuclear weapons when his overwhelming conventional military power guarantees victory?
      Forget Putin. Look at published Russian nuclear doctrine says .

    1028. Tgca says:

      Looks like Greitens’ skanky ass wife may be busted for lying and perjury.

      If this pans out, hopefully, she will be prosecuted and lose any parental rights because it is pure EVIL for one parent to turn children against another parent with highly exaggerated stories and outright malicious lies and falsifying legal documents with such claims.

      If she did indeed conjure up these accusations she recently made but made no mention of in the past during divorce proceedings, she should have limited and supervised visits with her kids and the kids should understand why that is the case too.

      Weaponizing children against their fathers by vindictive mothers is commonplace in our society and not only harms the father but often the children too in destroying an otherwise nurturing parental relationship.

      The price one should pay for such criminal activity should be loss of parental rights.

      https://bigleaguepolitics.com/exclusive-dental-records-and-email-transcripts-show-child-abuse-accusations-against-eric-greitens-are-fabricated/

    1029. Phil says:

      Yes. Putin’s “overwhelming conventional military power”. We kept hearing that crap.

      You going to believe that drivel or your lying eyes?

    1030. Bitterlaw says:

      I answered Wes’ question.

      Wes hardest hit.

    1031. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes – If I wanted Menendez as my Senator, why have I resided in PA full time since 1994? Wouldn’t I have moved to NJ by now? I am admitted to practice in NJ and PA.

    1032. Phil says:

      Baris gearing up to poll Georgia again. Says he will revisit the Senate race, but primarily will deal with the governor’s race. Will give us our first glimpse of Kemp-Abrams race in November. He will be in the field this week. The Baris numbers will, as usual, be solid and you can take them to the bank.

    1033. Meldrim says:

      The New York State Court of Appeals, which is the highest court in the state and is composed of seven Democrat-appointed justices, ruled 4-3 that the Democrat gerrymanders of the congressional, senate and house maps violate the state constitution and that new, constitutional maps must be adopted by the trial court in consultation with a special master.

      https://www.nycourts.gov/ctapps/Decisions/2022/Apr22/60opn22-Decision.pdf

      So the Democrats won’t get their 22D-4R congressional map, at least not for 2022. That wipes away all of the Democrats’ national redistricting gains, and then some.

    1034. Phil says:

      Meldrim, so is it your understanding that the NY Court of Appeals is the final authority on the legality of the gerrymandered Democratic Plan. That plan is done. Gone. Finished? The judicial litigation process has been completed? No more appeals? I’m not familiar with the court structure in NY.

    1035. Wes says:

      Phil, the New York Court of appeals is the state’s Supreme Court. That’s why this is the final word on this.

      Hilarious some NY Dems are calling for the Justices who voted for the ruling to be impeached.

    1036. Phil says:

      Florida and NY huge blow to Democratic redistricting efforts. If, Democrats had any hope of narrowly hanging on to their House majority, that slim hope is long gone now.

      Wes, any slim chance NC can change it’s ridiculous map or will we have to wait until the 2024 cycle?

    1037. Wes says:

      Doubtful, Phil, since I believe the federal courts have already rejected the appeal.

    1038. Meldrim says:

      NY Court of Appeals is the highest court in the state, so that’s it. No chance that this will go to federal court (Democrats aren’t going to argue that the U.S. Constitution prohibits state courts from drawing maps because that’s how they were able to draw maps in PA, NC and WI), and, even if the Dems were suicidal and tried that, SCOTUS already told federal courts that it’s too late in the cycle for them to be enjoining maps to be used in 2022.

      I went to the Tweet in which someone posted the NY opinion, and some idiot Leftist said “of course that Republican Supreme Court was never going to permit NY to have that map.” The NY Court of Appeals has seven Democrat-appointed justices. The guy clearly assumed that it must have been SCOTUS that struck down the gerrymander because, don’t you know, those mean Republicans are lurking at every corner trying to bring down Democrats in NY.

      With SCOTUS having denied cert to the NC state legislators, their federal claim regarding the court-drawn maps will not be heard prior to the 2022 elections. Maybe SCOTUS will strike down the maps prior to 2024, but I have a feeling that it will be academic because the NC Supreme Court will go from 4D-3R to 5R-2D this November and the GOP legislature will approve maps in 2023 that the NC Supreme Court will uphold (with the Democrat governor not being able to say “boo”).

    1039. Robbie says:

      Josh Kraushaar
      @HotlineJosh

      #GAGOV: “Trump has even gone so far as to say he would consider endorsing Abrams if Kemp wins the GOP nomination…”

      – Hey, Jason fraud. Defend your boy.

    1040. mnw says:

      The NY map will now be proposed & submitted by a Special Master to the district (trial) level NY judge who overturned the DEMs’ gerrymandered map originally.

      The Special Master, appointed today by the NY Court of Appeals, is a DEM, per the Wise Men at RRH, but bound by the parameters of today’s opinion.

    1041. Tina says:

      Aka The Ministry of Truth.

      Jack Posobiec ??
      @JackPosobiec
      · 2h
      BREAKING: Biden Admin Department of Homeland Security to create a ‘Disinformation Governance Board’ dedicated to ‘countering misinformation’
      Show this thread

    1042. NYCmike says:

      “It is as stupid a theory now as when you first said it and been repeating it ever since.”

      -GOT IT.

      Different Presidential administrations having different foreign policy objectives “is as stupid a theory now as when you first said it and been repeating it ever since.”

      Does this hold true for border policy, tax policy, regulatory policy etc etc etc as well??

    1043. NYCmike says:

      #1058 – assuming that you aren’t flying while posting……..I hope you post a lot more, that way airline passengers will have a lot less to worry about……

    1044. mnw says:

      1047 Tg

      I’d bet you any amount of money she won’t be indicted for anything.

    1045. DW says:

      “Hilarious some NY Dems are calling for the Justices who voted for the ruling to be impeached.”

      And then in another state you can show up to a county fair, and the Dems are running a booth to inform voters of the EVILS of gerrymandering, and how its a diabolic plot of Republicans to take over the world.

      When they do it, its wonderful, and judges who stop it should be impeached.

      You cannot make this stuff up.

    1046. Tgca says:

      1052

      Thanks to my friend Meldrim for posting the actual source so those of us interested in going beyond the sound bites can read the finer details of this decision.

      I don’t care what anyone else here says, Meldrim does add value to HHR.

    1047. Tgca says:

      1063

      I did not proclaim she would be indicted. It was wishful thinking. I think the skank SHOULD be indicted.

      I thought the same of Hillary but we all know how that played out.

    1048. DW says:

      Still not too optimistic about NY though. Even though 22D-4R congressional map was thrown out, the replacement could be 21D-5R and they would call it fair and balanced.

      Remains to be seen what the final tally will be here.

    1049. Wes says:

      A Republican judge will oversee the new maps, DW.

      At worst, I’d bet Republicans retain at least their current eight seats in the NYCD.

    1050. DW says:

      Wes, okay, that would be good news. Will wait and see.

    1051. jason says:

      Looks like Greitens’ skanky ass wife may be busted for lying and perjury.”

      I said this was a likely possibility from the get go, the timing of the allegations stunk to high heaven.

    1052. jason says:

      I don’t care what anyone else here says, Meldrim does add value to HHR.”

      I don’t care what anybody else here says, Tgca is a clown.

    1053. jason says:

      Skippy says:
      April 27, 2022 at 12:16 pm

      BOOM!!!!”

      I saw the first lonely road sign for Barnette today.

      Yes, I was on the road for 4 hours, but hey a sign is a sign.

      Btw, I listened to a McCormick interview on Travis and Sexton show, I found him to be quite articulate. He said all the right things if you are looking for a conservative to vote for.

      But I still think Oz is the best candidate for the GE, the Dems will be hard pressed to paint him into a fire breathing MAGA despite Trump’s endorsement, and he is a Muslim to boot so he can’t be transformed into a dangerous Christian fundamentalist either.

    1054. jason says:

      #GAGOV: “Trump has even gone so far as to say he would consider endorsing Abrams if Kemp wins the GOP nomination…”

      Somebody said Trump “would consider” endorsing Abrams?

      Zzzzzzzz…..

      When he actually endorses Abrams let me know.

      I will be happy to disagree with him.

      Until then, why don’t you GFY?

    1055. jason says:

      Trump is coming to PA to do a rally for OZ. I think that will pull him ahead of McCormick for good.

      We shall see.

    1056. Bitterlaw says:

      I don’t care what anybody else here says, Tgca is a clown.

      Since I said it first and call him Tgclown, I agree with you agreeing with me.

    1057. Wes says:

      Heh. Notice how our own GF worded this post about NY redistricting on RRH:

      Only judges in the Sewer State across the Hudson would accept the Elias-Holder standard, even NY Dem judges have shown that they can be fair, so it says a lot about New Jersey.

      Actually, I’m sure there are plenty of CA judges who would uphold ridiculously ugly maps, but we are a special degree of stupid out here.

    1058. jason says:

      Since i said it first…”

      Zzzzzzz….

      Its not official until i say so.

      GFY

    1059. Cash Cow TM says:

      WV CD2

      Mooney R (inc) vs. McKinley R (inc)
      [due to WV losing a CD and redistricting]

      *********************************************
      Mooney refuses to appear on local talk radio in area where Mooney lives.

      McKinley not only appears often on local radio in Mooney’s back yard, but is hosting town meetings here (as well as in other parts of WV in this new CD), and doing other events in Mooney’s back yard and getting good press for it.

      Mooney does not hold town meetings in his district, even in his own back yard.

      Only thing has been in newspaper in the last month about about Mooney is his opening a campaign office in the eastern panhandle. No crowd shown in newspaper photo–only Mooney. Mooney not known for constituent services like his predecessor, now Senator Shelley Moore Capito, did.

      Mooney’s anti-McKinley mailers call McKinley a communist. For real.

      Mooney relying heavily in his mailers on Trump endorsement.

      McKinley outraising Mooney and is sending out more mailers than Mooney.

      VERY little signage locally visible so far of candidates in this CD race.

      Mooney apparently spending lots in lawyer fees to fight the SECOND House Ethics Committee charges about fraudulent campaign spending where he used campaign funds to take his family to Disneyland etc.

      How many of the 100,000 voters in the far east of WV (Mooney’s home territory) remains to be seen.
      My prediction is that McKinley will get 35% to 40% of the R primary votes in Jefferson (Mooney’s home), Berkeley and Morgan counties.

      I think McKinley will win the primary–despite the Trump endorsement of Mooney.

      Most of this new CD is in McKinley’s old CD–Northern panhandle, Wheeling, Weirton, Moundsville, Parkersburg, Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg. In the GEs, McKinley wins 63% to 69% over his D opponents.

      Only about 6 of the 25 counties in this new CD were in Mooney’s old CD.

    1060. NYCmike says:

      If anyone could post a RECENT link where Tucker Carlson says he supports Putin and Russia’s invasion, please do so. I know I have posted several Tucker clips, which showed exactly the opposite of what people said he had said on that particular day. jason also posted a clip, but then we find out that it was from 2019 or earlier, and Carlson was speaking about a totally different situation regarding Russia and Ukraine.

      Thanks in advance.

    1061. NYCmike says:

      Russia is cutting off supplies of natural gas to Poland and other nations, while Biden closes down more of the space available to drill in Alaska, which Trump had opened up………it almost seems as if certain administrations have different policies they pursue when in the Oval Office…..maybe jason and Bitterlaw can explain to me how I am incorrect to say such a silly thing……also, maybe “CG” and Robbie could explain to me why they believe more expensive gas is good for the American consumer and our nation as a whole.

    1062. Bitterlaw says:

      NYC – Stop asking for approval. You survived a gunshot to the chest, damn it.

      I said what should be done firmly and without reservations. You said what should be done then found a way to back away from it.

    1063. NYCmike says:

      Bitterlaw,

      I’m not asking for approval. I’m just showing you that I’m right and you’re wrong.

      Cheers.

    1064. NYCmike says:

      Hope your siblings and you are doing well. Stick together.

    1065. Tgca says:

      TG is a clown.

      Yes! He is known for his great sense of humor among many.

      Bitter is still woke too!

      Both can be true.

    1066. Tgca says:

      I think if Trump doesn’t run we should have a DeSantis/Tucker ticket for 2024.

      Who’s with me on this?

    1067. Bitterlaw says:

      My anti-woke public comments can be found on-line. Tgca’s clownish posts are here every day. Both can be true.

    1068. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      1080. Biden is opening up gas leasing on public lands, but his policies are incoherent. He is trying to raises fees and limit the amount of drilling — which will just keep prices high.

      A non-demented policy would be to produce as much natural gas as rapidly as possible, and at the same time advance carbon capture technology. However, the renewable energy lobby is powerful in the Democratic Party, and they do not want competition from carbon capture technology, which they would be unable to compete with.

    1069. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Latest Reuters/Ipos poll on the Ukraine:

      81% of Americans believe the United States should not buy oil or gas from Russia during the conflict. No 19%

      73% believe the United States should provide weapons to the Ukraine. No 27%

      76% of Americans are more likely to support a candidate who continues to support Ukraine with military aid. No 24%

      78% are more likely to support a candidate who continues to support Ukrainian refugees.

      82% are unlikely to support a candidate who supports Russia by advocating lifting of sanctions. 18% Likely support

      United States should put additional economic sanctions in place against Russia. 77% Yes 23% No

      The United States should use air strikes to support Ukrainian army. Yes 37% No 63%

      The United States should send troops to Ukraine to help defend it from Russian invasion. 39% Yes 61% no

      Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Biden is handling the following issues — Ukraine 46% approve 42% disapprove

    1070. Gordon Allen says:

      DeSantis/ Scott or DeSantis / Kim Reynolds

    1071. Gordon Allen says:

      Tim Scott of course

    1072. Bitterlaw says:

      I guess we can put Phil, Tgca, NYC, and Gordon in with the 46% who approve of Biden’s handling of the war in Ukraine.

      Before they start, I do not support sending ground troops to Ukraine. I do support a NFZ that includes US pilots and support personnel. If Moldova, Georgia, and Romania happened to request military advisors and weapons, I support it.

    1073. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Recession, anyone? 2022 first quarter growth has a first reading of -1.4%. FJB!!!

    1074. Gordon Allen says:

      A real double whammy on the economy. The Fed is between a rock and a hard place.
      This guy consistently makes Carter look like Abe Lincoln.

    1075. jason says:

      The United States should send troops to Ukraine to help defend it from Russian invasion. 39% Yes 61% no”

      Well at least Phil won’t have the ole “80% agree with me” BS as a Putin appeasing talking point anymore.

    1076. jason says:

      I think if Trump doesn’t run we should have a DeSantis/Tucker ticket for 2024.”

      IF Trump doesn’t run, DeSantis/Tim Scott.

    1077. jason says:

      If anyone could post a RECENT link where Tucker Carlson says he supports Putin and Russia’s invasion,”

      Let me see if I can find “recent” some clips of him featured nightly on Russian state TV.

    1078. jason says:

      Tucker has consistently used Putin’s talking points since the beginning of the invasion, that is why he is front and center on Russian TV.

      Among them, questioning whether Ukraine is a sovereign nation, questioning the aid to Ukraine, and running with the “biolabs” non-story.

      “NBC’s Correspondent Raf Sanchez tweeted videos of Russian television networks playing clips from Carlson’s show. One of the prominently featured sound bites of Carlson’s show questions the sovereignty of Ukraine, a conspiracy that has been echoed by Putin and his allies. “Is Ukraine really a sovereign country?” Carlson asked the audience of his show.

      The Kremlin seems to have found a potent propagandist machine in Carlson who continues to use his prime time show on Fox to spread disinformation about the Ukraine invasion. Not only has he questioned Ukraine’s Sovereignty, Carlson promoted Putin’s comment about Ukraine not being a democracy.

      Wladimir Klitschko, a champion boxer and Kyiv’s mayor’s brother who recently joined the Ukrainian military, said Tucker Carlson and Candace Owens ‘are part of this invasion,’ citing their vocal opposition to helping Ukraine. Wladimir Klitschko told Newsmax that anyone who opposed helping Ukraine is “part of this invasion.”
      Carlson Spreading Russian Fake News in USA

      Carlson recently twisted the testimony of the US Under Secretary of State to support the Russian-driven conspiracy that the US is supporting bioweapons labs in Ukraine.

      The US Under Secretary of State testified that the United States supports Ukrainian biological research facilities which are institutions for scientific research to achieve scientific breakthroughs like the production of vaccines that combat major diseases.

      Carlson misrepresented this testimony as proof that the United States was developing bioweapons in Ukraine, despite several fact checkers and independent analysts disproving his claims.

      Russian State TV featured Carlson’s take the next day, making false claims about bioweapon labs in the Ukraine.”

    1079. Albertus Magnus says:

      #1086

      I prefer TGCA’s posts, clownish or not, over the relentless, never-ending, ever-present, bordering-on-mutually-homoerotic back and forth between and Jason that has pre-dominated this board for years now.

      Doesnt matter the subject, doesnt matter the topic. You guys monopolize every thread and I personally think you guys should just go get a room already.

      This site used to be a good mix between political discussion and political polls. It is a shame that you two have worked to piss in the cornflakes of site visitors who come here for the polling info and not to see you two engaged in your ridiculous flirting.

    1080. jason says:

      I think Tucker’s support for Putin and the fact he uses his show to promote Russian media talking points is despicable.

      I will never watch his show again, I actually used to watch it frequently because I enjoyed it when he would invite woke leaders and professors and BLM defenders and proceed to destroy them. I didn’t like his unfair hit pieces on Rs he doesn’t like like McCarthy and Kelly Loeffler, but I didn’t have to agree with every opinion. Supporting Putin is a bridge too far however.

      I hope he enjoys his new audience of isolationists and Putin appeasers and conspiracy theorists anxious to lap up his Russian propaganda.

    1081. jason says:

      ordering-on-mutually-homoerotic back and forth between and Jason that has pre-dominated this board for years now.”

      Damm, I should retire…..

      I have homoerotic flirting with a non-existent entity.

      Kewl.

    1082. jason says:

      who come here for the polling info and not to see you two engaged in your ridiculous flirting.”

      You could just read the “polling info” and then GFY.

      How is that for a suggestion.

    1083. jason says:

      I am not getting a room with Bitter.

      I am not going to good or bad Philadelphia and he is not coming to the “cultural desert” of York county.

      I am not eating at Wah-Wah and he can’t be seen at Sheetz.

      It just wouldn’t work out but I thank Albertus for the suggestion.

    1084. jason says:

      Gordon Allen says:
      April 28, 2022 at 8:28 am

      Tim Scott of course”

      It was bound to happen sometime, that Neville Allen would say something I agree with. I am not depressed, the law of averages says these things happen and I take in stride.

      Yes, Tim Scott would be a great VP candidate. For Trump too, btw, since I doubt he would invite Pence again.

    1085. Phil says:

      So Biden is appointing a “misinformation Czar”

      Lovely.

      The federal government now gets to decide what is “misinformation? The government gets to decide what is misinformation. Let that soak in.

      Nothing to see here. Back to Ukraine.

    1086. jason says:

      Bipartisan group of senators to begin immigration reform talks”

      About time.

      Of course, NYC will oppose this, because after, with 18,000 illegals crossing the border every day, WE ARE WINNING!

    1087. Phil says:

      I can’t wait to see what “immigration reform” looks like. Oh, I’m sorry. I mean “comprehensive” immigration reform.

      I think we all know what Democrats mean by the term. I’ll sum it up. Amnesty for all and lip service to border security.

      Will it include features such as remain in Mexico? Doing away with catch and release?

      Don’t make me laugh.

      I bet Romney is involved. Goodie. I feel better now.

    1088. Tgca says:

      1091

      Well, clearly we should point out how woke Bitter support’s Biden’s agenda of teaching CRT in school, transgender rights in women’s sports, paying reparations, … since we all know how much Bitter supports woke athletes and loves virtue signaling on important issues of the day to BLM, Antifa and his elitist neighbors to right the wrongs of our racist society since our country’s inception in 1619.

    1089. Tgca says:

      1095

      I would be proud to see one of my fellow AA on the ticket but it doesn’t need to be Scott.

    1090. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason and have been supporting each other for years? I guess Albertus missed the 9 day Woke War, Deplorable Whisperer battles, the Philadelphia Phight (copyright), etc.

      I have found common ground with Jason on Ukraine because we are right and the rest of HHR is wrong.

      As for the myth that HHR was only a place for polls and political discussion? Zzzzzzzzz. Dave used to post a picture of his cat on Holidays.

    1091. Cash Cow TM says:

      Desantis/Duke for 2024

      Possible campaign slogan:
      “Double D For Me”

    1092. Bitterlaw says:

      1107 is absolute lies. Go watch the videos. Tgclown also knows I oppose biological males competing in female sports because I actually coach female sports.

    1093. jason says:

      Ahh, I see Phil thinks WE ARE WINNING too.

      As he wrote that, another what 1,000 illegals just crossed the border.

    1094. jason says:

      I bet Romney is involved. Goodie. I feel better now.”

      Tillis seems to be the lead for the Rs.

      NYC to call him a traitor in 3, 2, 1 because maybe he shook Durbin’s hand at the start of the talks.

    1095. jason says:

      Desantis/Duke for 2024″

      Cash Cow eating the WH grass and saving money on landscaping might be a good campaign point.

    1096. Phil says:

      I’m sure Democrats will include some really tough talking measures in the bill to shut down those 1000 “migrants”.

      Maybe they can embrace the Biden six pillar plan as the centerpiece.

      Can’t wait.

    1097. jason says:

      Well, we can always do nothing if you think the status quo is good.

    1098. jason says:

      Biden to teachers: “They’re not somebody else’s children. They’re yours when you’re in the classroom.”

      This would make a great campaign ad.

    1099. jason says:

      Tgca is about as much “AA” as Elizabeth Warren is a Cherokee. He says 8% but it is probably more like 0.08% given his propensity for stretching the truth.

      But even at 8%, remember Tim Scott is not really black, so some 92% white dude isn’t going to be able to run as AA either.

    1100. jason says:

      chucktodd wails that GOP is “gonna get power based on a lie” in midterms, whines that voters don’t care about January 6th “at all”

      Awwww…..

      But don’t feel bad, Amoral Scumbag cares….

    1101. jason says:

      As for the myth that HHR was only a place for polls and political discussion? Zzzzzzzzz. Dave used to post a picture of his cat on Holidays.” I guess he wasn’t here when Bunu and his various handles, LaZebra, “Trump”, D-ndero, Rockefeller whatever, Kommie Kory, etc. were here to talk about polls….

    1102. Phil says:

      The Biden administration says to expect to see more Joe Biden out in the public between now and the midterms to lay out his plan for America.

      LOL

      That should go well.

      Will the Easter bunny be accompanying him at public events to guide him? Tell him what to say and what to do?

      More Joe speaking in public.

      Can’t wait.

    1103. jason says:

      “A bipartisan group of senators will meet Thursday to discuss options for passing immigration legislation this year.

      “The idea is to get as many bipartisan bills we can find that have goals that will add up to 60,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said, referring to the Senate’s threshold for passing most legislation.

      Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) will meet with Durbin Thursday. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) may also attend. All are members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which handles immigration policy…

      …“We’re in a crisis here, we’ve got headwinds, we’ve got the threat of a recession,” he said. “This is the time to maybe set politics aside a little bit and get good policy in place so we can do our part to lessen the burden that people are feeling here in the country.”

      Tillis said measures that could form the basis of a deal include a pathway to citizenship for so-called Dreamers — young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children — border security upgrades, and a guest-worker program to alleviate labor shortages in industries like restaurants.”

      Seems reasonable to me, but the immigration deadenders who prefer all or nothing, will go for nothing and millions more will pour in.

    1104. Phil says:

      ……and don’t you dare contradict Corey’s boy in the WH. The minister of misinformation will be all over you.

    1105. Tgca says:

      1109

      Ha! Ha! Ha!

      Bitter is right and everyone else is wrong on Ukraine just like when he was right when he lectured HHR that mental illness is a weakness and not a disease, or when he called the Iraq invasion justified when the vast majority of the world was against it and even the American majority have turned against the war and saw it as a mistake or failure.

      Can you really trust someone so IGORENT to be the judge and jury on Ukraine, especially since ALL here to my recollection think Russia was wrong to invade.

    1106. Phil says:

      Border security upgrades. Whatever that means. More lip service.

      Doesn’t matter anyway. As long as illegals are allowed in on any claim of asylum and released into the interior pending some “hearing” there is no border.

      I noticed that little problem wasn’t even mentioned as part of Tillis’ proposal. Surprise Surprise.

    1107. Tgca says:

      1111

      What’s good for the goose is good for…

      You consistently distort and lie about others and their positions on Ukraine and call them names but you can’t take the heat when it’s put back on you.

      EVERYONE here knows you are a virtue signaler and woke appeaser so suck it up and own it.

      Being forced by LisaB to go and give a fake speech proves nothing. Your numerous support of wokesters defines you.

      OWN IT!!!

    1108. Robbie says:

      Josh Kraushaar
      @HotlineJosh
      #GAGOV: “Trump has even gone so far as to say he would consider endorsing Abrams if Kemp wins the GOP nomination…”

      – Reupping this from yesterday. Defend your boy, Jason fraud.

    1109. Robbie says:

      obert Costa
      @costareports

      “Trump was the first president since Herbert Hoover to preside over his party’s loss of the House, Senate, and White House in a single term.”

      – Jason fraud, “DONALD TRUMP WAS THE GREATEST PRESIDENT EVER! LOSING CONTROL OF ALL PARTS OF GOVERNMENT WAS PART OF HIS MASTERPLAN. STOP LISTENING TO THE LIBTARDS. RESULTS DON’T MATTER. ONLY TRUMP MATTERS.”

    1110. Tgca says:

      1122

      More speeches by politicians.

      Let’s see what the details of the legislation states 1st before passing judgment.

      Generally people coming to the US illegally are criminals because they have willfully broken our laws and should be treated as such, not as victims.

      They routinely lie and use false information that is stolen from and harm US citizens. Imagine having your SS#, name, address, etc used by someone that negatively impacts your credit or taxes and it takes you a couple of years to get it all fixed at your own cost.

      F*ck Illegal Immigrants who whine and complain. They’re criminals! They deserve no special consideration.

      If they rush our border, then we should put armed security there and use lethal force to keep them out, if necessary.

      There are legal avenues to come to the US and the US has always been there to support legal immigration.

    1111. jason says:

      – Reupping this from yesterday. Defend your boy, Jason fraud.”

      Sure thing, “reupping” from yesterday.

      jason says:
      April 27, 2022 at 6:05 pm

      #GAGOV: “Trump has even gone so far as to say he would consider endorsing Abrams if Kemp wins the GOP nomination…”

      Somebody said Trump “would consider” endorsing Abrams?

      Zzzzzzzz…..

      When he actually endorses Abrams let me know.

      I will be happy to disagree with him.

      Until then, why don’t you GFY?”

    1112. Phil says:

      Chuck Todd was really angry that January 6th is a nothingburger to the American electorate. Inflation, crime, open borders….what did he expect? He lives in his gated community and doesn’t have to worry about any of that.

      Fortunately we will have a minister of misinformation to make sure we peons don’t take those other issues too seriously. She’ll keep us focused on the important stuff and that we realize things like inflation aren’t as bad as Biden critics say it is.

    1113. jason says:

      Bitter is right and everyone else is wrong on Ukraine”

      Translation: Bitter is wrong, Putin is right.

    1114. jason says:

      DONALD TRUMP WAS THE GREATEST PRESIDENT EVER!”

      So Amoral Scumbag, who do you think is a better President, Trump or Biden?

      This should be good.

    1115. Phil says:

      Anyone taken a look at Biden’s czar of disinformation?

      Google her. She’s the very embodiment of disinformation.

    1116. Phil says:

      He can’t do that, Jason. Robbie doesn’t recognize that Biden exists.

    1117. jason says:

      DONALD TRUMP WAS THE GREATEST PRESIDENT EVER!”

      I have my differences with Trump, but I do think he was a much better President than Clinton, Obama or Biden.

      In fact I give him an A on the following topics:

      – Energy independence
      – Judicial appointments
      – Deregulation
      – Taxes
      – Opportunities for minorities
      – Rebuilding the military
      – Fighting back against the MSM
      – Pro business policies

      I give him a B
      – Immigration (enhanced border security, wasted too much money and political capital on outdated physical wall only needed in limited areas).

      I give him a C
      – Foreign policy (pulling out of Iran deal, Paris Accords, summit with Rocket Man good.. undermining NATO and failing to understand importance of alliances bad)

      I give him a D
      – Fiscal responsibility
      – Appointments (some horrible appointments for cabinet and other positions and WH staff)

      I give him an F
      – Trade … AFL-CIO discredited tariff and trade war policy

    1118. Phil says:

      Biden wants another 33 billion to Ukraine. Noble objective.

      I know this might be sort of an uncomfortable question but where exactly is that 33 billion supposed to come from?” Never mind. I know the answer. We’ll just print it. Same thing we will do to pay for the 75 billion in student loan forgiveness.

      Just print it. Way to fight inflation, Joe. I’m sure his czar of disinformation will explain it to us….and it will be a solid explanation that we can take to the bank. After all, it comes from the government. Right?

    1119. jason says:

      I don’t mind the 33 billion for Ukraine, seems like a worthwhile cause.

      We are throwing away hundreds of billions on st-ff like free phones and free benefits and free flights for illegals, subsidies for climate change BS, “disinformation czar” and other boondoggles, so 33 billion for Ukraine is money well spent.

    1120. Bitterlaw says:

      Glad to see that Tgca admits that he is posting lies and distortions about me.

    1121. jason says:

      Anything spent on weakening Putin now is less money that will have to be spent confronting him later.

      – jason the Confucius of the Alto Plano

    1122. jason says:

      New book says Manchin would have switched to GOP if Thune was leader and not McConnell.

      In the Alto Plano there is a saying that if it smell like llama dung, it is llama dung.

    1123. mnw says:

      SDC/DW

      This is pretty funny.

      From Politico Playbook the day before yesterday (Tues.):

      DEM pollster Celinda Lake reports that “high-information Democrats” are “feeling very negative about the outlook” for President Joe Biden’s America.

      Words used by these voters after 16 months of Biden’s administration included, “frustrated; disbelief; aggravated; discouraged; unsure; worrying; resigned; frightened.”

      The only positive words these DEM voters used were, “better” and “OK.”

      Most important issue for high-info DEMs? Inflation.

    1124. jason says:

      Manchin has zero incentive to switch.

      He can fool the WV voters into believing he is not a liberal time and time again.

      As a “maverick” Dem, he gets to be center of attention. As just another GOP senator, that would end.

      Plus, he IS a liberal, just not a crazed moonbat.

    1125. Tgca says:

      1139

      Again, the failed lawyer struggles with reading comprehension.

      You routinely distort people’s views and call them names when you yourself are a IGORENT HYPOCRITE and extremely unknowledgeable in basic matters.

      Please daddy…tell us again how mental illness is just a weakness or that Iraq 2: The Make My Daddy Proud War was the right thing to do with hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths or that you don’t support wokeism by economically supporting woke athletes so they can lecture you.

      You’re just getting a taste of your own medicine as the Woke Czar at HHR who loves virtual signaling and you can’t stand it.

      Everytime you bring up silly appeasement chit I will respond with these truths about you as well.

    1126. jason says:

      Heh…

      Stephen Miller
      @StephenM
      ·
      Apr 27
      I, for one, am enraged by the sinister @elonmusk
      plot to allow ordinary citizens—many without PHDs, let alone NYT subscriptions—to freely express themselves & question the unblemished wisdom of politicians, gov’t experts, even CEOs. This is the dark & dangerous road to democracy.”

    1127. jason says:

      Woke Czar at HHR”

      Ok, ok, worth a few points.

      But considering the source we do need to discount most of them.

    1128. Bitterlaw says:

      I never called anybody an appeaser. I do think some at HHR are going to easy on Putin.

    1129. DW says:

      “Let’s lower taxes to stimulate the economy”

      Biden’s “Disinformation Governance Board” responds:

      “That is disinformation: Retract this statement immediately, offer an apology, or be subject to fines and imprisonment.”

    1130. DW says:

      “White people are not inherently evil”

      Biden’s “Disinformation Governance Board” responds:

      “That is disinformation: Retract this statement immediately, offer an apology, take a six month course in sensitivity training, or be subject to fines and imprisonment.”

    1131. DW says:

      “A person is born a boy or a girl”

      Biden’s “Disinformation Governance Board” responds:

      “That is disinformation: Retract this statement immediately, offer an apology, take a six month course in sensitivity training, or be subject to fines and imprisonment.”

    1132. DW says:

      “Biden’s policies are destroying America”

      Biden’s “Disinformation Governance Board” responds:

      “That is disinformation: Retract this statement immediately, offer an apology, take a six month course in sensitivity training, or be subject to fines and imprisonment.”

    1133. DW says:

      “I am a Christian who follows the golden rule, do unto others as you would want them to do to you”

      Biden’s “Disinformation Governance Board” responds:

      “That is disinformation: Retract this statement immediately, offer an apology, take a six month course in sensitivity training, or be subject to fines and imprisonment.”

    1134. DW says:

      “Electric cars are not the answer to the energy crisis, we need to flood our economy with our own fossil fuels”

      Biden’s “Disinformation Governance Board” responds:

      “That is disinformation: Retract this statement immediately, offer an apology, take a six month course in sensitivity training, or be subject to fines and imprisonment.”

    1135. DW says:

      “Nancy Pelosi is a nasty %#$%@”

      Biden’s “Disinformation Governance Board” responds:

      “That is disinformation: Retract this statement immediately, offer an apology, take a six month course in sensitivity training, or be subject to fines and imprisonment.”

    1136. Bitterlaw says:

      Tgclown logic:

      1. He claims I am woke.

      2. He claims I support CRT and cancel culture.

      3. He claims I am afraid of offending woke neighbors.

      4. I made public statements at 2 School Board meetings opposing CRT, wokeness, and cancel culture.

      5. My statements were really lies.

      If I really supported CRT, wokeness and cancel culture AND I am afraid of offending woke neighbors, why even speak at the meetings? I could have stayed home.

      This is why he is a clown.

    1137. jason says:

      I never called anybody an appeaser. I do think some at HHR are going to easy on Putin.”

      Zzzzzz….

      I call it for what it is, appeasement.

      You can sugar coat it if you want.

      No free lunch.

    1138. Gordon Allen says:

      All polls show inflation is the no 1 issue for Americans.With a recession looming,and a catastrophe about to explode on the border,they’ll be 2 and 3. Except here.

    1139. Gordon Allen says:

      On a site allegedly about polls and politics.
      Go figure.

    1140. Wes says:

      In perusing the various Senate races for this year, I see Republicans have effectively punted against Tammy Duckworth.

      In 1996, the ILGOP nominated Mikey’s wet dream of a Senate candidate–Al Salvo, a little-known State Senator and conservative bomb thrower whose campaign highlight was accusing Jim Brady of Brady Law fame of selling machine guns. Naturally, being Mikey’s ideal GOP Senate candidate–i e, a guaranteed loser–Salvi lost by 15 points to the Personification of Evil Itself, Dick Durbin.

      Two years later, Republicans hadn’t learned their lesson and saw Salvi lose again statewide by double digits.

      In 2006, Salvi’s wife ran for US House and, keeping up the family tradition, lost. Now she’s the frontrunner for the nod to challenge Duckworth.

      https://www.google.com/amp/s/chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2022/3/14/22978476/republican-kathy-salvi-running-senate-may-get-boost-major-illinois-gop-donors%3f_amp=true

      Oh, well. I guess IL Republicans just like losing.

    1141. Gordon Allen says:

      Phew. Not to worry.
      Biden thinks risk of recession, like inflation, is transitory.
      So reassuring.

    1142. Wes says:

      It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen:

      https://www.foxnews.com/politics/critics-slam-timing-bidens-ministry-of-truth-police-internet-disinformation

      It’s appropriate Biden picked this month to become Big Brother.

    1143. Tina says:

      Wow, stunning gdp number. -1.4%

      The economy is in twubble.

      Let’s give Ukraine $33 billion.

    1144. Phil says:

      Congress just approved 13 billion, Tina. What’s another 33? Just print it. Not a problem. At least that will be the last of it, right? LOL Just kidding. Will be back for another twenty in a month or two.

      Print Print Print, Baby!

    1145. Tina says:

      Biden Brags, “I Think We’re… Seeing Enormous Growth in the Country” – After Economy Shrinks by 1.4% in First Quarter (VIDEO)

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/04/biden-brags-think-seeing-enormous-growth-country-economy-shrinks-1-4-first-quarter-video/

    1146. Tina says:

      Don’t worry Phil.

      Luntz’ tenant and the Biden’s Beotch will rubber stamp the $33 billion for Ukraine.

      And let’s support the Ministry of Truth and have fib target Maga grandparents for “parading” in the capitol.

      But no stimulus money for in December of 2020.

    1147. Wes says:

      I wonder what President Orwell will say when the economy shrinks again next quarter:

      I guess recession is good for you?

      In 1992, Jim Carville found a salient issue in the 1991 recession to use against GHWB. Carville famously coined the slogan “It’s the economy, stupid.”

      Much to their chagrin and dismay, Democrats are about to learn exactly why Carville was such a savvy campaign manager for Clinton 30 years ago.

    1148. Wes says:

      By the way, on RRH, a liberal has already spouted the DNC talking points:

      The S&P is up since Inauguration Day.

      Well, good for it. With 8% inflation and a looming recession, I’m sure that will hold.

    1149. mnw says:

      Susquehanna Polling: released today.

      800 LVs; live phone interviews. (MOE = +/- 3.4%)

      Biden JA 39/54; disapprove + 15

      Generic = GOP +10 (49/39)

      Very detailed poll:

      Voters (heart) Musk.

      Voters hate transgenders in women’s sports (7-1 opposed)

      Voters hate Kamala.

      Voters loathe open borders.

      Every other issue polled is a complete wipeout for the DEMs, fwiw.

    1150. Tina says:

      Yikes.

      Chris Stigall
      @ChrisStigall
      Reporter: “How concerned are you about a recession, given the GDP report today?”

      President Biden: “I’m not concerned about a recession. I mean, you’re always concerned about recession, but the GDP, you know, fell to 1.4%.”

      https://twitter.com/ChrisStigall/status/1519746208402755586?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

    1151. Tina says:

      I think Putzaki or the Nurse may need to shut Diwn Biden.

      Time for a trip home to Delaware

    1152. mnw says:

      1167 Wes

      I suspect that when voters look at their 401k balances in November, they’re NOT going to be harkening back to Inuguration Day 2020! They WILL be looking at year-to-date (YTD) returns, because that’s just how it works. Last time I looked (a couple of days ago), S&P was down 12% YTD so far.

      That idiot “Dave” at RRH probably knows all this perfectly well, I suspect.

    1153. Wes says:

      I’m aware, Mnw. It harkens back to the kind of Orwellian propagate Democrats were noted for when Obama was President and have doubled down on since Biden entered the White House.

    1154. Wes says:

      Propaganda, not propagate.

    1155. CG says:

      Kathy Salvi would be considered by far the most mainstream of the current Republican Senate candidates in Illinois in a field that includes fringe characters and Q-Anon enthusiasts.

      There is no guarantee she will win the nomination though, and ultimately, it will not matter against Duckworth anyway, but party figures do not want the eventual Gubernatorial (and Secretary of State) nominees to have to share a ticket and answer questions about a nutcase U.S. Senate candidate. Of course, the nominee for Governor could wind up being beyond un-electable as well.

    1156. NYCmike says:

      In response to a question about Tucker Carlson, the sources which prove that he is a Russian stooge are Russian TV and the Biden administration……….well, that proves it beyond a reasonable doubt!

      No need to watch the actual show, like I had linked to for others to watch. We will take the word of Putin propagandists and Biden apparatchiks.

    1157. NYCmike says:

      Fauci said the pandemic stage was over. Psaki said it wasn’t. Then Fauci said it isn’t.

      Yup, these are the people who “CG”, Robbie, jason and others want us to believe what they tell us.

    1158. NYCmike says:

      Ukraine should get $3 trillion……now nominate me for most “caring” American!

    1159. Phil says:

      $3 trillion? Not a problem. Print it, Joe.

    1160. Tina says:

      I say 40 trillion.

      Go big, or go home.

      Trust Milley Vanilli.

    1161. Wes says:

      You guys are thinking WAY too small.

      Go $4 quintillion or go home.

    1162. Tina says:

      Did Biden blame Pooty poot for the 1st quarter decline in gdp?

    1163. Phil says:

      I see it will cost the taxpayers 75 billion if President Half Wit forgives $10,000 of each college loan.

      1.6 trillion if he forgives all of each loan.

      No problem. Crank up the printing press. Free money for college graduates. Should help with inflation too.

      ….but no more mean tweets.

    1164. GF says:

      So many new polls in the past ten days, yet this one is still the lede at HHR. The Mobbies await, and they want fresh polls.

      Heck, I’d take Jenny’s Blue Polls at this rate.

    1165. mnw says:

      Biden stumbles again & again today trying to pronounce “kleptocracy.” This is an operational definition of the word “irony”!

      That’s the ONLY big word you’d think he would know for SURE. For the same reason all convicts know “concurrent.”

    1166. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The Guardian:

      “UK to send 8,000 soldiers to eastern Europe on expanded exercises. About 8,000 British army troops will take part in exercises across eastern Europe to combat Russian aggression in one of the largest deployments since the Cold War. British soldiers will be joined by troops from NATO and the Joint Expeditionary Force alliance, which includes Finland and Sweden.”

    1167. NYCmike says:

      #1105 –

      2017-2021 showed that existing laws on the books are fine when dealing with immigration.

      The problem is political will of some Republicans, and just about every Democrat.

      There is ZERO REASON to have any discussion with the opposition party at this time! That will only allow those Democrats running to SAY THEY SUPPORT a legislative deal. WE know they would be lying.

      EVERY SINGLE REPUBLICAN should make the current situation one of their issues, and simply show pictures of the border, crime in the cities, and prices at the gas pump and supermarket.

      NO DEALS!

    1168. mnw says:

      1186 NYC

      Amen!

      On another topic, I don’t know how well you remember Nick Leddy from his years with the Isles, but he’s exceeded expectations with the Bluz– substantially exceeded.

    1169. Tgca says:

      So Biden is going to give student loan debt forgiveness in the greatest job market of any POTUS EVAH!

      Since I paid off my student loans decades ago I think I should get a refund too…in addition my reparations as an AA, of course.

    1170. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason received his reparations from Spain in llamas.

    1171. Tgca says:

      This is crazy!

      Kenosha looking to place memorial in park of violent ex-con with multiple felonies and anger management issues who tried to kill Rittenhouse.

      I guess we need to update dictionaries with the definition of hero.

      https://www.fox6now.com/news/anthony-huber-memorial-kenosha

    1172. sane_voter says:

      I have no sympathy for people living in blue cities that get destroyed by the rioting vermin and the perpetrators protected by corrupt leaders. Rittenhouse should have let it burn.

    1173. sane_voter says:

      Rittenhouse is too good to have potentially wasted his life on that trash

    1174. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @trafalgar_group
      Breaking new: #GenericBallot
      @trafalgar_group
      #Poll (Conducted 4/18-20) shows #GOP with steady lead:

      48.1% #GOP
      39.4% #Dem
      12.5% #Und

    1175. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      #BidenApproval
      @trafalgar_group
      39.6% Approve
      55.3% Disapprove
      5.1% No Opinion

      Approval by Party
      66.7% #Dem
      18.8% #GOP
      34.8% #Inds

      The problem for the Democrats is they know Biden is not capable of running for reelection, but they do not have an acceptable replacement. A factional war is likely in the Democratic primary.

    1176. NYCmike says:

      “On another topic, I don’t know how well you remember Nick Leddy from his years with the Isles, but he’s exceeded expectations with the Bluz– substantially exceeded.”

      -He was a very good player for the Islanders. Solid D, tough, knows what it takes to win in the playoffs. He will help the Bluzzzz……but do you have to play the Avalanche?

    1177. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Wow! Trump has a more aggressive position on the Ukraine than anyone on this board — he wouldn’t have tolerated Putin’s nonsense.

      “He told Morgan that he thought the conflict was a “stupid war” and a “horrible waste.” “Far more people are dead than you think,” Trump noted.

      The former president agreed with Morgan’s assessment that Russian President Vladimir Putin is an “evil, genocidal monster.”

      Trump also lamented that Ukraine was a “country that was working” despite having “lots of problems.” “And people were happy. I guess a lot of them were happy because they’re certainly fighting for it,” he said.

      Trump also insisted to Morgan that, during his time in office, he had warned Putin of the “strong response” that awaited should Russia invade Ukraine. However, he refused to comment if he told Putin that he would be ready to use the US’s nuclear capabilities.

      Asked by Morgan about what he would do in Ukraine if he were president, Trump said he would emphasize that the US has “better weapons” than Russia.

      “I would say, ‘We have far more than you do, far more powerful than you, and you can’t use that word ever again. You cannot use the nuclear word ever again. And if you do, we’re gonna have problems,'” he added”

    1178. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      I remember when there was wailing and gnashing of teeth on this board when Trump took out terrorist Iranian Gen. Soleimani. If you want a pacifist president, go with Bernie. Actually Biden may quality, after the disgraceful exit from Afghanistan, which may have been a contributing factor in Putin’s decision to attack Ukraine.

    1179. mnw says:

      1195 NYC

      If the Blues play the Avs, it will be in the second round. The Note’s first round opponent will be the Wild, who will almost certainly have home ice advantage. The Blues/Wild series is rated pick ’em at the moment.

      The Blues d-corps has been shaky, & Leddy has brought a steadying presence to it. He’s also contributed on special teams, which has been an unexpected bonus.

    1180. NYCmike says:

      “Wow! Trump has a more aggressive position on the Ukraine than anyone on this board — he wouldn’t have tolerated Putin’s nonsense.”

      -SDC,

      I would say that the majority of those who have had a less-than-go-to-war attitude already KNOW that Trump would have been more aggressive……we watched Trump for 4 years (Jan 2017-Jan 2021) and Putin did NOTHING, BECAUSE OF Trump.

      We KNOW Trump was and would have been more aggressive, but thanks for the heads up.

    1181. NYCmike says:

      MCC

    1182. NYCmike says:

      “I remember when there was wailing and gnashing of teeth on this board when Trump took out terrorist Iranian Gen. Soleimani.”

      -That was from the likes of “CG” and Robbie, most likely.

    1183. NYCmike says:

      mnw,

      He is a professional, and a veteran, and has been through playoff battles before. I hope your netminder gets hot again!

      Good luck!

    1184. NYCmike says:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4inJSblCUY

      -Tucker Carlson Show…skip to around the 6 minute mark to see who jason thinks we should believe what they tell us……

    1185. NYCmike says:

      https://www.scribd.com/document/572090982/US-v-Raniere-Motion-to-Stay-Appeal

      -Bitterlaw, should be easy reading for you…..just more potential FBI malfeasance…..

    1186. Gordon Allen says:

      Trump is totally clueless, and why I think he will fail going to 2024. He claims Putin would be deterred because of the nuclear weapons he built; the actual number was ZERO, and our stockpile shrunk and aged even further.
      The current US nuclear modernization program (long overdue) will have the following dates of initial operating capability:
      1 The Columbia Class SSBN(“trident”) 2031
      2The GBSD (“Sentinel”) Minuteman 3 replacement 2029
      3B-21 Bomber 2026
      For our current forces”
      Our last SSBN was built in 1997.
      Our last ICBM in 1977.
      Our last B-52 cruise missile carrier in 1962
      Our last B 2 in 1995
      Our last nuclear ALCM 1986
      All but 10 % of Russia’s strategic nuclear forces were built since 1997, our last one.
      Trump is either blindingly ignorant, or blatantly lies. I am very sad to say. I have heard a number of interviews by Trump with Marie Bartiromo, Gleen Beck and others( favorable interviewers btw) and he rambles awfully, changes subjects mid sentence, and is astoundingly wrong about many facts. Which is why I have switched to DeSantis, who does none of the above.
      We( and I) should thank Trump for his excellent service, recognize he lost a stolen re election and should be President, but keep him away from being our nominee in 2024, he could lose an otherwise almost certain victory in 2024.

    1187. jason says:

      Zzzzz… what garbage.

      Neville Allen now attacks Trump because he doesn’t buy into appeasing Putin?

      Hilarious.

    1188. jason says:

      Tucker Carlson Show”

      NYC thinks the reason Tucker Carlson is featured on Russian propaganda TV is because he is NOT Putin’s messenger boy?

      I love it here.

    1189. Gordon Allen says:

      This “appeasing ” BS is tiresome. I attacked trump for being ignorant/deceptive or both.
      I notice as usual you don’t/can’t dispute the facts
      To make things easier I suggest Googling”
      Minuteman 3 missile; Columbia Class Submarine; GBSD’; B-21 Bomber; B-2 bomber; Russian v US ICBM throw weight’B-52 Bomber; ALCM ; US and Russian nuclear stockpiles 2022, among others.
      You don’t have to read “magazines” as information on these topics is readily available on the Internet.
      You will see our current Strategic nuclear weapons
      are LONG past their projected life spans(“ancient”), and new replacements are at best years away from deployment. Russia’s are more modern and carry MUCH more megatonnage than ours’ the US has as a policy limited our warhead yield to a maximum of 350 kilotons. Russia has numerous in the megaton range( megaton equals 1,000 kilotons)
      Jason and Bitterlaw grossly overrate Russian conventional strength, but oddly grossly underrate it’s nuclear strength. They could find out this if they made an attempt to ascertain reality, but prefer to argue through misinformation and bullying personal invective. By now everyone surely knows that; perhaps that works sometimes with some people, but not with others.

    1190. jason says:

      Tucker Carlson, “unfiltered” by NYC”

      “Tucker Carlson, downplaying Russia-Ukraine conflict, urges Americans to ask, ‘Why do I hate Putin?’

      “It may be worth asking yourself, since it is getting pretty serious, what is this really about? Why do I hate Putin so much?” he said on his Tuesday night show. “Has Putin ever called me a racist? Has he threatened to get me fired for disagreeing with him?”

      Carlson, who has been accused of being “one of the biggest cheerleaders for Russia” during the conflict, asked viewers on his top-rated Fox News show a series of questions about whether Putin had promoted “racial discrimination” in schools, made fentanyl, attempted “to snuff out Christianity” or eaten dogs.

      “These are fair questions, and the answer to all of them is ‘no.’ Vladimir Putin didn’t do any of that,” he said. “So, why does permanent Washington hate him so much?”

    1191. jason says:

      NYC will be here soon to say “but hey, at least Putin doesn’t eat dogs”.

      “U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that Russian intelligence operatives orchestrated the April 7 attack on Dmitri A. Muratov, the editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta, an independent newspaper critical of the Kremlin and the war in Ukraine.

      Muratov was preparing to travel on a train from Moscow when red paint laced with acetone was thrown on his face, causing chemical burns to his eyes.”

    1192. jason says:

      Jason and Bitterlaw grossly overrate Russian conventional strength, but oddly grossly underrate it’s nuclear strength.”

      LOL, now Neville ALlen is so desperate at always being wrong that he resorts to outright lies.

      I doubt you would ever find ONE post where either Bitter or I “overrated Russian conventional strength or grossly underrated it’s nuclear strength”.

    1193. jason says:

      We have more than enough nuclear weapons to turn Russia into a sea of glass many times over, that is Trump’s point and the only thing that matters.

      Neville Allen thinks we should allow Russia to blackmail us with the threat of nukes, the ultimate in cowardice and appeasement.

      The Russian nuclear arsenal is more modern? BFD, our “ancient” weapons are more than enough to deter Putin and assure Russia would be destroyed if Putin tried using nuclear weapons.

      Trump is correct, you don’t let Putin threaten you with nukes, you threaten him right back. If you want Putin to ever get the idea that he could rebuild the Soviet Union using nuclear weapons as a threat you might as well surrender now.

      Which of course, is Neville Allen’s basic premise anyway. Capitulation and surrender FIRST!

    1194. jason says:

      but keep him away from being our nominee in 2024″

      Spoken like a true left wing moonbat…

      Go to DKos and they say the same thing.

      “and he rambles awfully, changes subjects mid sentence, and is astoundingly wrong about many facts.”

      Sounds like Biden, not Trump.

    1195. DW says:

      Biden is not going to be running for re-stolen-election in two years. He has served his purpose for whoever is currently running the country and will not even likely be on the Dem primary ballot for POTUS. And if he did run, he will certainly lose the Primary.

    1196. jason says:

      and btw, Neville Allen says Russia’s conventional forces are overrated, but he disagrees when Trump says:

      “Asked by Morgan about what he would do in Ukraine if he were president, Trump said he would emphasize that the US has “better weapons” than Russia.”

      This is absolutely true. Nowhere in that sentence does Trump say he is only referring to nuclear weapons.

    1197. jason says:

      Our last B-52 cruise missile carrier in 1962″

      We need to get Neville Allen some more magazines.

      The B-52’s have been refurbished and modernized many times since. The present B-52’s have nothing to do with the 1962 models.

      B-53’s have modern electronics, weapon delivery systems, radars, engines, communication systems, you name it.

      Not to mention the US has other more modern nuclear weapon delivery aircraft and submarine force.

    1198. DW says:

      “Ivermectin is effective for treating Covid”

      Biden’s “Disinformation Governance Board” responds:

      “That is disinformation: Retract this statement immediately, offer an apology, take a six month course in sensitivity training, or be subject to fines and imprisonment.”

    1199. DW says:

      “Hunter Biden’s laptop has damning information”

      Biden’s “Disinformation Governance Board” responds:

      “That is disinformation: Retract this statement immediately, offer an apology, take a six month course in sensitivity training, or be subject to fines and imprisonment.”

    1200. DW says:

      “Al Gore’s climate prediction that we had 15 years left failed to come true”

      Biden’s “Disinformation Governance Board” responds:

      “That is disinformation: Retract this statement immediately, offer an apology, take a six month course in sensitivity training, or be subject to fines and imprisonment.”

    1201. DW says:

      “The covid shots won’t protect you from catching covid.”

      Biden’s “Disinformation Governance Board” responds:

      “That is disinformation: Retract this statement immediately, offer an apology, take a six month course in sensitivity training, or be subject to fines and imprisonment.”

    1202. jason says:

      but keep him away from being our nominee in 2024, he could lose an otherwise almost certain victory in 2024.”

      Neville Allen should get a room with Amoral Scumbag, same talking points.

      When Neville Allen shows me a legitimate poll where DeSantis prevails over Trump in preference for 2024 I will believe he would have a shot at the nomination.

      Until then, in my view, Trump would be the odds on favorite if he decides to run. And though I doubt DeSantis would challenge him if that is the case, I don’t see DeSantis prevailing head to head. Morever, a Trump-DeSantis fight would most likely result in a weakened Trump and destroyed DeSantis, which would only help the Democrats. Even a weakened DeSantis and a destroyed Trump would just be good for the Democrats.

      What DeSantis needs to do now is win a big victory in the 2022 Governor’s election and position himself as the best alternative should Trump decide to run and as the front runner for 2024 if Trump does decide to run.

    1203. DW says:

      “Canceling student loan debt will only add to inflation”

      Biden’s “Disinformation Governance Board” responds:

      “That is disinformation: Retract this statement immediately, offer an apology, take a six month course in sensitivity training, or be subject to fines and imprisonment.”

    1204. jason says:

      Sorry 2028 if Trump decides to run.

    1205. jason says:

      We need to get DW appointed to the Disinformation Board.

      He understands it perfectly.

    1206. DW says:

      “Biden bungled the Afghanistan withdraw, leaving behind billions worth of equipment and scores of Americans who are trapped there.”

      Biden’s “Disinformation Governance Board” responds:

      “That is disinformation: Retract this statement immediately, offer an apology, take a six month course in sensitivity training, or be subject to fines and imprisonment.”

    1207. DW says:

      “The US economy as of April 29, 2022 is roaring ahead. Crime is down, there is no poverty or homelessness. Wealth and investments are growing, inflation is down, we are energy independent and our borders are secure!”

      Biden’s “Disinformation Governance Board” responds:

      “You finally got something right! Well said! Keep it up.”

    1208. Tgca says:

      I think it’s silly to discuss NOOKYOOLER war at this point. We are nowhere near that until Russia makes a legitimate threat.

      I think if it comes down to it, we avoid NOOKYOOLER war by putting Biden and Pootin in the ring to duke it out ala celebrity death match fashion and watch Biden lay a beating down on Pootin like he would do in high school to bullies when he took them behind the school to teach them a lesson.

      This approach to solving international problems would save many lives as opposed to war.

    1209. DW says:

      “First Amendment rights to Free Speech have never been stronger!”

      Biden’s “Disinformation Governance Board” responds:

      “You got two in a row correct!”

    1210. Cash Cow TM says:

      Walt says it is day 15 with being positive for CROWVID.

      No temp, no horrible feeling, no symptoms other than some sinus drip.

      He is wondering if he should go for the record number of consecutive CROWVID positive days…

    1211. DW says:

      “Walt says it is day 15 with being positive for CROWVID.”

      Biden’s “Disinformation Governance Board” responds:

      “That is disinformation: Retract this statement immediately, offer an apology, take a six month course in sensitivity training, or be subject to fines and imprisonment.”

    1212. Phil says:

      LOL

      Biden’s minister of disinformation turns out to be a raving loon. A flood of her tweets and videos have gotten out. More to come.

      This is going to get really good. Who in the hell out of President Half Wit’s committee of puppeteers thought this would fly??

    1213. DW says:

      “Biden’s minister of disinformation turns out to be a raving loon.”

      Biden’s “Disinformation Governance Board” responds:

      “That is disinformation: Retract this statement immediately, offer an apology, take a six month course in sensitivity training, or be subject to fines and imprisonment.”

    1214. Meldrim says:

      When I read Cash Cow’s post about a Double D presidential ticket (but not the kind that would include 2003 California gubernatorial candidate Mary Carey), I feared that his proposed “DeSantis-Duke” ticket was a sign that Cow had joined the Kow-Klux-Klan. Thankfully, Jason’s subsequent post made clear that the “Duke” at the bottom of the ticket referred to our very own Walt Duke.

      Alas, Walt does not meet the constitutional requirements for the vice presidency, which, pursuant to the 12th Amendment are the same as those for the presidency and thus include that one be a “natural-born citizen” of the United States. An eternal being who has been roaming the Earth since even before he rented out some farmland to Cain in the Land of Nod obviously was not born an American citizen.

      Wait, I take that back, Walt does meet the constitutional criteria for eligibility as president and vice president. Article I, section 1, clause 5 of the Constitution states that “[n]o person except a natural born citizen, *or a citizen of the United States at the time of the adoption of this Constitution*, shall be eligible to the Office of President….” Since Walt was a citizen of the United States well before 1787, he would be the first person to qualify for the presidency or vice presidency based on the “or a citizen of the United States at the time of the adoption of this Constitution” alternative since Zachary Taylor was sworn in as president in 1849.

    1215. Tgca says:

      This is funny.

      Musk is driving liberals mad.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/taunting-the-wokesters/

    1216. Gordon Allen says:

      Biden’s Minister(ess) of ” truth” sure has her feet on the ground.. on Pluto
      But Luhansk province is what is crucial,so ignore it I guess.

    1217. Tgca says:

      Ooops! I just realize I posted a non-Ukrainian post above on our re-dedicated HHR site which is now 24/7 Ukrainian propaganda.

      My apologies. I’ll correct it though.

      Let’s have Musk buy Ukraine and they’d he can clean it up and get this war done and over with.

    1218. jason says:

      But Luhansk province is what is crucial,so ignore it I guess.”

      Neville still holding on to the debunked stupidity that what Putin wants is “Luhansk Province”.

      Almost as stupid as “Russia will never invade”.

    1219. jason says:

      which is now 24/7 Ukrainian propaganda.”

      Is it getting in the way of your 24/7 pro-Russian propaganda?

      So sorry…

    1220. jason says:

      Which part is “Ukrainian propaganda”?

      Millions of displaced persons who have lost their homes and livelyhood?

      Or is it unspeakable war crimes against civilians? Executions, rapes and pillaging?

      Shelling of residential areas, hospitals and schools?

      Maybe thousands of square miles of occupied Ukrainian territory?

      Could it be the destruction of Ukraine’s economy and infrastructure?

      Pray tell, which of those is “propaganda”?

    1221. jason says:

      Since Walt was a citizen of the United States well before 1787, he would be the first person to qualify for the presidency or vice presidency based on the “or a citizen of the United States at the time of the adoption of this Constitution” alternative since Zachary Taylor was sworn in as president in 1849.”

      Correct, Van Buren in 1837 was the first President who was not a British subject at birth.

      So Walt, who was born in the Garden of Eden in Southern Mesopotamia would certainly qualify.

    1222. Bitterlaw says:

      Driving to and from Pittsburgh today. I saw many cows but they did not seem to know Cash Cow.

      Perhaps our magazine expert should ask the thousands of murdered Ukrainians and the millions of refugee their opinion on whether Russia’s conventional forces are overrated.

      I never underestimated Russia’s nuclear forces. I just refuse to agree that Putin should be allowed to invade countries without a massive response including NFZ and overwhelming military supplies to the invaded countries.

    1223. DW says:

      “Walt was a citizen of the United States well before 1787”