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    Oz Tops Three-Way Race for GOP Primary in PA

    The most important primary electi0n happening this week might be in Pennsylvania and there was a poll last week that came out from Fox 29 and Insider Advantage that shows a tight three-way race between the top three Republicans for the right to take on the presumed democratic nominee John Fetterman.

    US SENATE – PENNSYLVANIA – GOP PRIMARY (IA/Fox 29)
    Mehmet Oz 23%
    Kathy Barnette 21%
    Dave McCormick 19%
    Jeff Bartos 5%
    Carla Sands 5%
    George Bochetto 1%
    Sean Gale 1%

    This poll was done May 7-9 among 750 likely primary voters. There was also news out today that Fetterman, which was acknowledged by Fetterman today, had a stroke this past Friday.

    Posted by Dave at 6:54 pm
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    283 Responses to “Oz Tops Three-Way Race for GOP Primary in PA”

    1. Skippy says:

      Pucker up.

      It’s going to be a crazy tight finish come Tuesday night.

    2. mnw says:

      This poll is 5 days OLD, Dave.

      Why not publish the most recent ones?

    3. mnw says:

      The IA poll above has 26% undecided, as of one week ago, i.e., the final night of the 3-day poll.

      I’d find it impossible to credit that the 26% undecided broke for Barnette during the last week– given all the new revelations about her.

      As far as I know, NO poll has ever shown Barnette in the lead.

    4. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden Job Approval

      Among adults (1,000):
      Approve 39%
      Disapprove 56%

      Among registered voters (790):
      Approve 42%
      Disapprove 54%

      @NBCNews5/5-10

    5. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Did anyone really believe Putin would have stopped once he conquered the Ukraine?

      “A Russian lawmaker is warning Friday that recent comments from Poland’s leaders are encouraging Moscow to “put it in first place in the queue for denazification after Ukraine.”

      Russian State Duma Deputy Oleg Morozov, using language Russia has sought to justify its bloody invasion of Ukraine, made the remark on his Telegram page, according to Russian state media.”

    6. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      This is totally nuts.

      “Elon Musk, who is in the middle of negotiations to buy Twitter for $44 billion, said it was “disconcerting” that a Biden administration official wants verified Twitter users to edit other people’s tweets.”

      Musk was responding to a video of Nina Jankowicz, the director of the White House’s newly created Disinformation Governance Board, saying that tweets that contain factual errors should be edited by others, similar to Wikipedia.”

    7. Tgca says:

      Theven Bishes!

      Theven I thay!

    8. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Another reason to vote for Trump. Of course Trump would have fired him regardless:

      “White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci on Sunday said if former President Trump wins the presidency again in 2024, Fauci will not return to serve Trump in the White House.

      Fauci, the chief medical adviser to President Biden, gave CNN’s Jim Acosta a plain “no” when asked if he would work with the 45th president again.”

    9. Phil says:

      “Did anyone really believe Putin would have stopped once he conquered the Ukraine”

      Pretty academic now. He ain’t conquering Ukraine and so he certainly isn’t conquering anyone else.

      He’s getting his ass handed to him where he is now. He isn’t moving on anyone. His military is flat out getting embarrassed. Most overhyped military since Saddam’s Republican Guards….AND his military is continually weakened by the day.

      Putin (assuming he even lives that long) can saber rattle all he wants, but the world has gotten a nice long look at his conventional “military strength” Putin, a dire threat? Uh, no. To who? He WAS a big threat until we all got a load of his military.

      Now he could launch a tactical nuke or two if he so desired but at who? NATO? That would go very badly for him and he knows it.

      Sucks to be him. Really really sucks.

    10. mnw says:

      So Moldova’s safe, then, Phil? And what’s left of Georgia too?

    11. Phil says:

      Have you been watching the Russian military performance in Ukraine over the last eleven weeks? So Putin is going to bite off more now?

      At least we haven’t had to listen to any more drivel about Putin’s “threat” to NATO.

      Baby steps.

    12. bob says:

      twitter.com/IAPolls2022/status/1526014627674570753

    13. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      11. Phil, you do realize the Ukrainian military performance was the result of NATO rushing equipment and technical support to Ukraine. NATO made the Ukrainian victory possible. The drones and missiles hitting the Russians were supplied, and often directed, by NATO.

      It’s NATO 1 Putin 0

    14. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      13. Plus, NATO gets a bonus point, since Finland and Sweden are joining (once the Turkish bozo gets his benefit).

      It’s NATO 2 Putin 0

    15. Bitterlaw says:

      Did Russian troops leave Ukraine? No? Then Russia is not losing yet.

      Finland and Sweden are not reversing decades of staying out of NATO membership because Russia is NOT a threat. They are joining because they know more than Phil.

    16. Phil says:

      I realize that.

      Now imagine Putin trying to move on an actual NATO country – against NATO control of the sky – something he hasn’t had to contend with in Ukraine.

      My point is that Putin is bogged down in the extreme eastern portion of Ukraine and doesn’t have the capability to bite off any more than he already has. He’d be annihilated. He just thinks he has problems now. As far as going into any other non NATO nations, he tried that in Ukraine. How’s that working for him? Spreading himself even more thin by going into Moldova or anywhere else right now would really be beyond dumbass.

    17. Phil says:

      So the attack on Finland will begin when, bitter? LOL. And he’s going to attack with what exactly? UK intelligence just stated they believe Putin has lost a third of his Ukraine invasion force….in ten weeks.

      Quit worrying about it, bitter. Maybe if we just print another 50 billion and dump it into Ukraine you’ll feel better.

    18. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      15. Bitter, the Russian goal in 2022 was to immediately occupy all of the Ukraine and absorb it into a new Soviet Union. That goal failed as the Russians were unable to take Kiev and withdrew. The Russians then attempted to focus on taking the major eastern city of Kharkiv. They failed and are withdrawing. They also decided to focus on taking the Donbas in the east; that offensive has not been successful. They have not expanded much beyond the original area the Russians occupied in 2014.

      The Russian goal was to conquer all of the Ukraine; it failed. The Russians have had troops in the Ukraine since 2014, and occupied the Crimea and a portion of Donbas since 2014. Under your definition of defeat, the Russians won in 2014.

    19. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      17. I agree with Bitter that Putin’s unprovoked attack on the Ukraine resulted in Finland and Sweden joining NATO. Putin now might not have the capacity to attack them now, but he could in the future. It’s better to join NATO while Putin is bogged down in the Ukraine, then run the risk of future attack.

    20. mnw says:

      Nice deflection, Phil!

      So Moldova & Georgia have nothing to worry about, because Russian aggression would be dumbass? So they’re safe, Phil? No worries?

    21. Wes says:

      I have to admit I enjoy watching this running tennis match of a debate over Russia and the Ukraine.

    22. jason says:

      Fortunately the leaders of European countries directly threatened by Russia are not paying attention to Phil’s isolationist dogma or Neville Allen’s magazines.

      Nobody wants to “win” against Russia like Ukraine is “winning”.

    23. jason says:

      My prediction PA Senate

      Oz 31%
      McCormick 25%
      Barnette 22%
      Sands 11%
      Bartos 4%

      This will be similar to Ohio. McCormick will split the urban vote with Oz, and Oz will split the rural vote with Barnette.

      This is what Vance did with Dolan and Mandel.

      We will soon know if I am right like I was in Ohio.

      PA Governor

      Mastriano 38%
      Barletta 28%
      White 11%
      McSwain 10%
      Gerow 7%
      Gale 3%

    24. bob says:

      https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/4063573/posts

      PA Senate:

      Oz 32%

      Barnette 27%

      McCormick26%

      Sands 7%

      Bartos 6%

      PA Governor:

      Mastriano 42%

      Barletta 24%

      McSwain 13%

      White 10%

      May 14-15 1000 LV

    25. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      If Putin had been successful in a quick occupation of the Ukraine, does anyone doubt he would have moved on to his next target — probably Moldova and the Baltics? Then pressure on Poland and Finland. Putin stated his goal was to restore Eastern Europe to how it existed prior to 1990 with the Iron Curtain. There is a reason Europe and the U.S. reacted as forcefully as they did, and Finland and Sweden quickly decided to join NATO.

    26. bob says:

      Here are the last 4 polls of the PA Senate race as recorded by Real Clear Politics:
      ——————OZ——-BARNETTE—-MCCORMICK

      Fox News 5/3-5/7—22———19———20

      Trafalgar5/6-5/8—25———23———22

      Insider A5/7-5/9—23———21———19

      Emerson 5/14-5/15–32———27———26

      Avg.—————25.5——-22.5——-21.8

      ——————————————–

      PA Governor’s race—–Mastriano—–Barletta

      Fox News 5/3-5/7 ———29———–17

      Trafalgar 5/6-5/8———28———–18

      Emerson 5/14-5/15———34———–22

      Avg.———————-30.3———19.0

    27. Smack says:

      I don’t know if will see McCormick run for PA Senate seat in 2024, but I’m guessing Barnette will give it another shot now that is well known among Republicans in the state. There has to be somebody better in the GOP fold that can give democrats a run for their money in the Presidential cycle year of 2024 when democrats are weighed down once again by a Biden or Harris at top of party ticket.

    28. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      What is in the air with Democrat politicians?! Hoping for a quick recovery.

      https://www.wmdt.com/2022/05/u-s-senator-chris-van-hollen-on-the-mend-after-minor-stroke/

    29. Skippy says:

      https://cdn.filestackcontent.com/gI0q8SjLRxOSb7SiUoQL

      Keep in mind the Emerson Polling for PA Senate race completely mangled the education demographics of the GOP electorate which will come out to vote on Tuesday night. Because of this I have Oz not reaching 30% but still winning with a decent edge.

      My final prediction is the following:

      OZ 29%
      McCormick 26%
      Barnette 25%
      Sands 9%
      Bartos. 6%

    30. Skippy says:

      https://cdn.filestackcontent.com/4XYamcgMT8iG5J9FYZ5g

      Here is an example:

      Emerson in their early April poll of GOP PA Senate race has the electorate at 38-39% of voters with College Grad + Post Grad education.

      In my post above you see Emerson in the poll last night jacked up the College Grad + Post Grade to 48% of the electorate for Tuesday night.

      That won’t be happening and it probably helped Oz by a couple percentage points. Barnette hit the wall and McCormick can’t find a path to victory in my opinion.

    31. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Ukrainian forces reached the border with Russia north of Kharkiv, the country’s second-largest city, the head of the regional administration said early Monday.

      “We are proud of the soldiers of the 227th Battalion of the 127th Brigade of the Territorial Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who restored the border sign on the state border!” Oleh Synegubov wrote in a post on Telegram.”

    32. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      As has been said: “The time your most vulnerable is when your ahead, never give up.”

      “Finnish, Swedish, American and Ukrainian troops are among those taking part in a large-scale, Nato-led military drill beginning on Monday in Estonia.

      Nearly 16,000 troops from 11 countries will participate in what is set to be the largest military exercise ever held in Estonia.

      The drill, codenamed “Hedgehog 2022″, will involve all branches of the armed forces, and consist of air, sea, land and cyber training exercises.”

    33. Tina says:

      So, Fraudci admits that Trump will have another term?

    34. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The worse case scenario for Russia; no one will dare challenge Putin despite his bad health making him incapable of effectively running the country:

      “Russian president Vladimir Putin is “quite seriously ill,” a former British secret service official has said.

      Christopher Steele, a former intelligence officer within MI6—the foreign intelligence service of the U.K.—ran the agency’s Russia desk between 2006 and 2009. “Certainly, from what we’re hearing from sources in Russia and elsewhere, is that Putin is, in fact, quite seriously ill,” he told Sky News.

      “It’s not clear exactly what this illness is—whether it’s incurable or terminal, or whatever. But certainly, I think it’s part of the equation.””

    35. Tgca says:

      Dr. Fow-chee has exposed himself as a corrupt liar.

      Remember he claimed he and Trump had a good relationship and that it was all MSM BS about them. He also claimed Trump listened to his views and engaged with him.

      I hope he is prosecuted for lying to Congress and breaking the law on gain of function and spends the remainder of his life in prison.

      This guy deceived and misled, and is partially responsible for the deaths of those that died from COVID. Many of the IGORENT, including some folks here followed his every word as if it was Gospel.

    36. Tgca says:

      While the Dems, MSM, Hollywood, and a few HHR posters worry about Ukraine 24/7, the US southern border is still being invaded, resulting in a situation more dire to the US than Ukraine.

      Why don’t these Ukraine sycophants care about their own country?

    37. Phil says:

      One more week until 242 is lifted on the border. Over half a million crossing over a month. That will be six million a year. That ought to help with the state, local, and national budgets. In Texas we spend about 12K per student to educate students. The more the merrier. Oh well, President Half Wit is giving illegals bus tickets to wherever they want to go. Joe is spreading the fun all around. Pennsylvania? You guys enjoy. Why should Texas have all the fun.

      Nothing to see here. Ukraine!!!

    38. jason says:

      f Putin had been successful in a quick occupation of the Ukraine, does anyone doubt he would have moved on to his next target”

      The recreation of a Greater Russia and/or new Soviet Union is a long term project, Ukraine is just one piece of the puzzle.

      Also the threat is not only through military force, it has many other components. Economic power. Fomenting “Russian nationalism” in countries with Russian minorities and encouraging “break away” areas to be absorbed into Russia. Political power by funding and installing puppet governments.

      Anybody who thinks Ukraine is the end game is a fool and reading the wrong magazines.

      Even if a cease fire is reached and Russia fails to achieve its main objective of installing a puppet regime, they will still have annexed tens of thousands of square miles of Ukraine and they won’t be giving up on their ultimate goal.

      Fortunately Finland, Sweden, NATO countries, the US and other countries outside Russia’s sphere of influence understand that.

    39. jason says:

      Sorry, I don’t believe anything Christopher Steele says.

      He ran British Intelligence between 2006 and 2009?

      Zzzzzz…how does that make him an authority on Putin’s illness now?

      I think he probably wants to be in the news so the Dems will hire him to compose a new fake dossier on the R nominee in 2024.

    40. jason says:

      So wait a minute.

      The US can’t act to secure its southern border and look after its geopolitical interests at the same time?

      Who knew?

      The reason millions of illegals are pouring in is because that is the desire of the party in power, it has nothing to do with Ukraine. The Dems WANT illegal immigration and open borders, the Ukraine aid is not impeding any border actions.

      As mnw correctly pointed out $40 billion is like 2.5% of the infrastructure boondoggle. The Dems could spend 40 times more on border infrastructure than the Ukraine aid if they wanted.

      The US could, if it wanted, secure the border AND help Ukraine, these are not mutually exclusive goals.

      Elections have consequences. So does the all or nothing immigration deadender mentality that doing nothing is WINNING on immigration.

    41. jason says:

      Come on geniuses, I want to see YOUR predictions for the PA senate and governor primary tomorrow.

      Give, brains…..

    42. jason says:

      The drill, codenamed “Hedgehog 2022?

      And some people say this an obscure site.

    43. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Admitting the Democratic bias in polling.

      NateSilver538
      But here’s the problem that’s much harder to excuse. The polls had a big Democratic bias (bias meant in a statistical sense). Republicans beat their polls by 4.8 points on average! The bias was actually larger in Congressional & gubernatorial races than for Trump (4.2 points).

    44. Phil says:

      So wait a minute. The US can’t act to secure its southern border and look after its geopolitical interests at the same time.

      Apparently not.

    45. Robbie says:

      Dasha Burns
      @DashaBurns
      NEW: @NBCNews has verified these images of Barnette marching toward the Capitol on Jan 6 alongside member of the Proud Boys who were later arrested and indicted for breaking into the building and attacking officers.

      – She and Mastriano would make a fantastic ticket if fantastic means terrible.

    46. mnw says:

      PA Sen

      The new Emerson & IA polls are nearly identical– these are the 2 newest polls, & they both show Oz with a 4-5 point lead, which is flirting with, but not quite, outside the MOE. However, there are TWO of them, so it’s unlikely both are wrong outside the MOE, at least regarding the leader.

      Digging into Emerson, I was surprised to learn that Oz is unpopular with GOP voters generally– 45% have a negative or somewhat negative opinion of Oz. I doubt it’s any better with DEMs & Indies. Looks like Oz may have to run on, “Vote for me because at least I’m not Fetterman.”

      Well, anyway, looks as if the PA GOP may avoid the Doubloon ticket*, i.e., Barnette/Mastriano. That’s something, anyway.

      * double loon

    47. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      40. There are a lot of sources now reporting Putin is seriously ill. His shaking hands and bloated look are feeding the rumors, as is the fact he now meets with people sitting at the end of a long table.

      Certainly the disasterous performance of the Russian military in the Ukraine indicates that Putin may have issues.

    48. jason says:

      She and Mastriano would make a fantastic ticket if fantastic means terrible.”

      Amoral Scumbag is really hoping Barnette will win.
      I think he will be disappointed.

      But of course, he will trash whomever wins and will be here telling us Fetterman is the greatest candidate Abraham Lincoln.

    49. mnw says:

      The new $40 billion aid package Biden wants for UKR would be appx 26% of Biden’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill which actually passed, and about 7% of Biden’s proposed $6.5 trillion BBB bill, which failed ONLY because of Manchin & Sinema*.

      People who complain about the cost of assisting UKR are ‘straining at nats and swallowing camels,’ as the Bible says.

      *I’m not in the market for anyone ever telling me again that M & S are worthless frauds.

    50. mnw says:

      50 sb “gnats.” “Nats” are the baseball team. Me bad.

    51. Tina says:

      Luntz tenant supported this loon at one time.

      Liz Cheney
      @Liz_Cheney
      · 3h
      The House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism. History has taught us that what begins with words ends in far worse. @GOP leaders must renounce and reject these views and those who hold them.

    52. jason says:

      I was surprised to learn that Oz is unpopular with GOP voters generally– 45% have a negative or somewhat negative opinion of Oz. I doubt it’s any better with DEMs & Indies.”

      The campaign ads have been very negative so it is not surprising, I would not read too much into it. It is unfortunate because the Dem primaries are virtually uncontested, although Lamb did call Fetterman a socialist. Still, the Rs have undoubtedly damaged one another.

      However, I think Oz can recover and make inroads into the Indie vote, perfect candidate for that. And Trumps endorsement should help with the MAGA crowd, even if they are suspicious of him. They will have to decide whether they really prefer a certified moonbat like Fetterman.

      Frankly, Lamb would have been almost a shoo-in for the Senate because of his fake moderate image. Fetterman is known as a far left ideologue.

    53. Wes says:

      Did anyone else notice how Tina had to go out of her way to connect Kevin McCarthy to Liz Cheney?

      Most Republicans in the House supported Cheney once since she was in leadership. Hell, most people here supported. I do have to point out I was excoriating Cheney as an untrustworthy self-seeker long before she outed herself as such.

      Still, McCarthy has disavowed Cheney and begun working to beat her. There was exactly no reason to link him to her besides having Gateway Pundit tell you to do so, Tina.

    54. jason says:

      eople who complain about the cost of assisting UKR are ‘straining at nats and swallowing camels,’ as the Bible says.”

      I agree.

      And remember, despite Neville Allen’s lies, its not $40 billion in arms.

      The $40 billion is a package that includes many other items that are not arms, so the idea that Ukraine “cannot absorb” the aid is garbage.

      “The bill would give Ukraine military and economic assistance, help regional allies, replenish weapons the Pentagon has shipped overseas and provide $5 billion to address global food shortages caused by the war’s crippling of Ukraine’s normally robust production of many crops.”

      The new measure includes $6 billion to arm and train Ukrainian forces, $8.7 billion to restore American stores of weapons shipped to Ukraine and $3.9 billion for U.S. forces deployed to the area.

      There’s also $8.8 billion in economic support for Ukraine, $4 billion to help Ukraine and allies finance arms and equipment purchases and $900 million for housing, education and other help for Ukrainian refugees in the U.S.”

    55. Phil says:

      God. Liz Cheney said that?

      Holy sh*t.

      The House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism?

      That has to be a fake tweet. No way she could have said anything that off the rails.

    56. jason says:

      So Neville Allen’s bogus and dishonest BS about $40 billion in arms that “cannot be absorbed” by the Ukraine is just more pro-Putin propaganda.

    57. jason says:

      Liz Cheney has given up being in Congress.

      She is looking for a gig at MSNBC.

      That statement will be in her resume.

    58. Tina says:

      She is a loon and Luntz tenant enabled her, Phil. Just look at his leaked phone calls to her shortly after J6.

      I hope he enjoys the subpoena that the J6 hoax committee Allegedly gave to him.

    59. Wes says:

      It honestly doesn’t surprise me, Phil. Cheney knows she’s doomed. Her family are a bunch of petty, self-important fools. She’s exactly the kind of person who’d say such a thing with inevitable defeat pending.

    60. Phil says:

      So the 40 billion on top of the 14 billion is the last of it?

      Of course not. We’re just getting warmed up folks.

      Just keep on printing, baby. Nothing to see here.

    61. Tina says:

      I say allegedly because Jim Jordan was allegedly subpoenaed; however, to date, he has not received it.

      Only Cn and n must have seen it.

    62. Tina says:

      Don’t worry the extra $$$ for the Ukrainian grift will be an issue shortly before the election.

      There is no end in site.

    63. Phil says:

      So Wes, you think she believes she’s toast and is now just auditioning for a gig on MSNBC or CNN?

    64. Wes says:

      McCarthy wants Cheney gone. Gateway Pundit tells Tina to link him to her for…reasons. Naturally Tina complies.

    65. jason says:

      So let’s see.

      $5 billion- food shortages
      $6 billion – arming and training Ukrainian forces
      $8.7 billion – restore American weapons stores
      $3.9 billion – fund US forces in the area
      $8.8 billion – economic support for Ukraine
      $4 billion – help Ukraine finance arms and equipment
      $900 million – housing and education for refugees

      That’s $36 billion right there.

      The arms package is actually a small part of the package.

      Neville Allen can go back to reading magazines and playing video games and not worry about Ukraine “absorbing” such a large arms package.

    66. jason says:

      The Luntz Tenant is going to be the new Speaker of the House.

      Tina will just have to deal with it.

    67. jason says:

      So the 40 billion on top of the 14 billion is the last of it?”

      I certainly hope not.

    68. Wes says:

      Isn’t it obvious, Phil? She was never incredibly popular in the state. She’s basically acted like her former Dem colleagues elected in GOP districts who undermined themselves with their fealty to Pelosi. She knows her actions have finally caught up to her. She’s lashing out accordingly as the Cheneys tend to do when WY voters are on the cusp of denying them their self-proclaimed birthright of political office.

    69. Wes says:

      Tina will respond to you once Gateway Pundit e-mails her back with a canned retort, Jason.

    70. jason says:

      I see Skippy and Bob have posted their predictions for PA.

      Who else?

    71. Phil says:

      I’m not worried about what Ukraine can or cannot absorb. I’m more worried about what my budget can absorb. Inflation is killing Americans – and its absolutely strangling the working class. Handing out 54 billion we don’t have to Ukraine is the last thing you do when you are simply printing it….and, worse, this won’t be the last of it this fiscal year. Not by a long shot. We’re just getting started. This is nuts. I had no problem with the first 14 billion. Not ideal but IMO necessary. The problem is it goes on and on. Just stop for God’s sake. Is there any limit? Apparently not.

    72. Tina says:

      Zzzzz.

      Of course Luntz tenant will be the new speaker, if they don’t manage to phuq things up by continuing to suggest that Ukraine is the number one issue.

    73. mnw says:

      The lousy $40 billion is getting appx 1000 TIMES more condemnation here than the $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill ever did.

      I may be wrong, but I don’t recall anybody even mentioning the pork-o-rama, which was 4X BIGGER than the UKR aid bill.

      I think “budget deficit” concerns about the $40 billion are just camouflage for those who oppose aiding UKR for entirely different reasons, i.e., skepticism about ALL aid to UKR because not worth defending & no U.S. interests threatened.

    74. Wes says:

      Things are bad for the Democrats when the DCCC Chair has to admit the Dems are the root of their own problems:

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/interactive/2022/house-control-midterms-2022/

    75. Tina says:

      Yes, she will get her gig on Cn and n, and then run for president in 2024.

      She also pushed the fake Russian bounty story and Russian hoax.

    76. Phil says:

      So Wes, do you think Cheney thinks she has a path to victory with Democrats not fielding a candidate – say a coalition of RINOs in the state plus Democrats in Wyoming gaining a plurality in a crowded field?

      Would that even be possible?

    77. Tina says:

      Mnw, I condemned both the $40 billion no strings/grift bill and the non infrastructure bill.

      I disagree with the no strings/no audit of the Ukrainian grift bill, but can see merit in supporting Ukraine.

      I disagreed entirely with the non infrastructure bill, however.

    78. Tina says:

      I actually think Gorsuch is right here in his dissent.

      Sue me.

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    79. Phil says:

      Are you kidding? I don’t know of any poster on here that wasn’t against the 1.5 billion…outside of a poster or two like Corey.

      And as I say, it won’t just be another 40 billion. More to come. Much more and before the end of the year. McConnell pretty much indicated it over the weekend.

    80. Phil says:

      1.5 trillion

    81. Wes says:

      I think the WYGOP has so decisively turned against her even a situation like what you outlined is the remotest of possibilities. I probably have a higher chance of winning the PowerBall in back-to-back weeks.

      Cheney would be savvy enough to know her words aren’t helping her. I think she’s just aiming to become Joe Scarborough in a skirt in January.

    82. jason says:

      The lousy $40 billion is getting appx 1000 TIMES more condemnation here than the $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill ever did.”

      Which shows it is not about the money, it has to do with isolationism and appeasement.

    83. Tina says:

      I just can get past the president allowing an incursion into Ukraine in the first place, and Milly Vanilli as jcos.

      The guy who gave away Bagram, hundreds of miles from the Ccp, and lead the Afghanistan retrest

    84. jason says:

      I disagree with the no strings/no audit of the Ukrainian grift bill,”

      Zzzzz…..

      You mean Rand Paul’s BS audit and the fact the Putin appeasers want to call it “grift”.

      All government expenditures are audited and calling it “grift” is just cheap political theater.

      Is there “pork” in any of these packages. Sure. Is that a reason not to stand up to Putin. No.

      “No strings attached” is just another straw argument, it is not even true.

      “$5 billion- food shortages
      $6 billion – arming and training Ukrainian forces
      $8.7 billion – restore American weapons stores
      $3.9 billion – fund US forces in the area
      $8.8 billion – economic support for Ukraine
      $4 billion – help Ukraine finance arms and equipment
      $900 million – housing and education for refugees

      No strings attached, grift and “no audit” my ass.

    85. jason says:

      Are you kidding? I don’t know of any poster on here that wasn’t against the 1.5 billion”

      mnw is right.

      There is a lot more hand wringing and whining here about the $40 billion in aid to Ukraine (of which much is not even aid to Ukraine) than there was about the 1.5$ trillion boondoggle.

    86. Phil says:

      lousy 40 billion?

      God help us.

      How about drawing a line here?

      We all know there will be no line.

    87. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      74. Mnw, totally agree. The breakdowns by costs are reasonable, particularly when you look at the military beating Putin is experiencing.

      Despite the hopes of the appeasers, the most recent Economist/You Gov poll(May 10) shows continued strong public support for supplying weapons and financial support to the Ukraine. When broken down,

      Sending financial aid to Ukraine 62% Support 17% Oppose

      Sending weapons to Ukraine 59% Support 17% Oppose

      Supporting allowing Ukraine to join NATO 54% Support 16% Oppose

    88. Robbie says:

      Sy Snyder
      @PoliticsPA

      @Kathy4Truth told @SiriusXMPatriot that she will not support @droz or @DaveMcCormickPA should they be the GOP candidate for Senate. #PASenate #PASen

      – Deadender alert.

    89. jason says:

      Buffalo shooter said he was not a conservative and his views evolved from “communist ideology” and says he now “falls in the mild-moderate authoritarian left
      category” prefers to be called populist.

    90. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      May 16, 2022 at 11:34 am
      lousy 40 billion?

      God help us.

      How about drawing a line here?

      We all know there will be no line.

      – Ukraine is taking down Russia’s military and standing in the world (strategic goals of the US) without the US losing any of our own. That’s a huge win. We broke the back of the Soviets in the 1980’s through our willingness to spend and we’re doing it again now.

      Isolationism and is a dead-end street just like populism is.

    91. Tina says:

      There is no line.

      There will be another $40 billion request before the election.

      Just watch.

      The gop-e/drats are predictable.

    92. jason says:

      How about drawing a line here?”

      How about drawing the following line.

      Do not let the Russians win in Ukraine.

      I am fine with spending what it takes to achieve that goal.

      How much are you willing to spend?

    93. mnw says:

      Tina & Phil

      I SAID “I may be wrong, but I don’t remember any posters…”

      Apologies to those here who condemned the $1.5 trillion pork bill. I just don’t recall it attracting much interest at HHR.

      I think the U.S. is getting excellent value for the money it’s spending in UKR. In my heart, I’m still kind of a Truman Doctrine guy– communist aggression anywhere is a threat to U.S. security & should be opposed. Unless you like it, and want to restore the status quo ante before the USSR collapsed.

      That’s what Putin intends, and he’s doing pretty damn well!

      1) Byelorussia converted from an independent nation state to a Russian puppet satellite state, just like it used to be under the USSR.

      2) Major chunks of UKR chopped off & devoured in 2014.

      3) Ditto the Dniester region in Georgia– Russia just announced a plebiscite to formally incorporate it into Russia (“We’re going home!” said Putin’s handpicked Quisling stooge.)

      4) Chunk of Moldova lopped off & incorporated into the Motherland.

      It’s hard for me to see how anybody can smile all this away & ignore the pattern.

    94. jason says:

      Kathy4Truth told @SiriusXMPatriot that she will not support @droz or @DaveMcCormickPA should they be the GOP candidate for Senate. ”

      Zzzzzz…. Trump supports Oz. Nobody will care what Barnette thinks.

      Let her support Fetterman.

      One more reason why this woman is completely unprepared and would have been a train wreck if nominated.

      She is so stupid she doesn’t realize that IF she won, she now has invited Oz and McCormick not to support her.

      Asinine.

    95. jason says:

      I don’t often agree with mnw but he is certainly correct on Ukraine.

      This is money well spent.

    96. Wes says:

      In 2010, Republicans in Delaware had a divisive primary between longtime Congressman Mike Castle and corrupt, unelectable lunatic Christine O’Donnell.

      Four years earlier, O’Donnell had rub in the Senate primary and lost. Upon losing, she refused to endorse the victor, Jan Ting, and ran as a write-in. Asked if she intended to do the same again should Castle win the primary, O’Donnell indicated she would.

      Of course our own Mikey criticized Mike Castle for refusing to endorse O’Donnell after her antics but had not a single critical word to say about what O’Donnell said and did.

      Now, floundering after a series of faux pas from her past have surfaced, Kathy Barnette is doing the same thing Christine O’Donnell did.

      She is truly O’Donnell 2.0.

    97. jason says:

      Fortunately, she is self-destructing in time for Predictit to give up on her too.

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

    98. Phil says:

      Oh goodie. Robbie is here to add his voice to the lecture us “isolationism” I’m crushed.

      You can’t make this sh*t up. Oh, and don’t forget the Cheneys.

    99. jason says:

      CD was a small time con woman.

      Looks like Barnette is another version of the same.

      Thank God Trump did not endorse her, she was certainly the most “MAGA”, somehow he saw through her. His comments on her seemed to infer there were a lot of “unanswered questions”.

    100. jason says:

      Don’t worry Phil, whatever Amoral Scumbag says is probably a lie, so ignore him.

    101. Phil says:

      So Barnette might support the loon in the GE?

      Like anyone gives a damn. Nice move before the primary tomorrow Kathy. That should really impress Republican primary voters.

      Toast. Good riddance.

    102. Wes says:

      Somewhere Mikey and Schumer are hoping Barnette wins tomorrow’s primary.

    103. Tina says:

      They said trump has known dr. Oz for a long time.

      Dr. Oz had trump on in 2016 to go over his medical records. Oz deemed him healthy at the time. This was around the time that her Thighness had the coughing fits.

      Dr. Oz also promoted Hydroxychloroquine for Covid on his show.

    104. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      I am amazed, Leftist Alliance (the former Finnish former communists) are now supporting NATO membership. The vote in favor in the Finnish 200-member Parliament is going to be like 180-190 in favor.

      “The Left Alliance, a party which has been least eager to join the military alliance, does support the move, according to the party’s MP Aino-Kaisa Pekonen.

      “In this situation, I don’t see any other available option to ensure the security of Finland”

    105. jason says:

      Of course Tina would prefer a liberal to Roberts. Oh wait he IS a liberal, I forgot.

      WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday further undermined campaign finance restrictions and handed a victory to Senator Ted Cruz, striking down as a free speech violation part of a bipartisan 2002 law challenged by the Texas Republican that federal officials had called an anti-corruption provision.

      The justices, in a 6-3 ruling, found that a $250,000 cap on the amount of money political candidates can be reimbursed after an election for personal loans to their own campaigns ran afoul of the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech by unjustifiably burdening political expression.

      In the ruling authored by Chief Justice Roberts, the court’s conservative justices were in the majority and liberal justices in dissent. Roberts wrote that the law in question “burdens core political speech without proper justification.”

    106. jason says:

      “In this situation, I don’t see any other available option to ensure the security of Finland”

      Damm, even the communists in Finland are smarter than Neville Allen?

      Actually, not surprised, pretty low bar.

    107. mnw says:

      Barnette announcing she will not support her opponents if she loses, on the day BEFORE the primary, is another sign that she is an amateur without a clue.

      She’s really a loose cannon. I could now envision her sour grapes leading her to endorse Fetterman.

    108. Marv says:

      # 104 Hi Tina,

      Hydroxychloroquine worked for me when I had a pretty rough case of respiratory infection once in Africa. Took it with prescription level Zinc and an antibiotic that the company doctor prescribed.

      Back flying within a week.

    109. Tina says:

      Hi, Marv.

      I won’t make it to Hawaii this year. Think you are going there later this year, based on your previous post.

    110. Gordon Allen says:

      Better watch Italy. With a GDP now larger than Russia, and a population larger than Ukraine( and a much higher GDP) Italy will see a new Mussolini achieving Mare Nostrum, and perhaps marching on Moscow, as the latter has weaker fundamentals!!!!
      Russia is so much a power in decline that in a decade or two it’s “weakness” may become the problem. Not it’s ” strength” or expansion.
      In the long term economic power enables military power; the US and China have it, and everybody else is far behind, and dropping further behind.

    111. Tina says:

      Justice King.

      Townhall.com
      @townhallcom
      · 1h
      Justice Thomas to the media:

      “I will absolutely leave the Court when I do my job as poorly as you do yours.”

    112. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      BREAKING: New York State Redistricting Map per Dave Wasserman:

      “Not unexpected, but this NY map is pretty bad news for Democrats. With so many competitive seats, it’s not hard to envision a 16D-10R (or even 15D-11R) split on a great GOP night, which is a far cry from the 22D-4R rout Dems initially tried to gerrymander.”

    113. jason says:

      I could now envision her sour grapes leading her to endorse Fetterman.”

      She will be in good company with Amoral Scumbag and the Biden Troll.

    114. Tina says:

      Nu pole:

      SP&R
      @SusquehannaPR
      ·
      11m
      Breaking: SP&R’s New Pa GOP poll out today (conducted 5/12-5/15, 400n likely voters) shows 2-way tie for US Senate w/ Oz (28%) Barnette (27%). BUT! Among voters who made up minds in last few days Barnette leads (at 45%). She has MOJO! Billionaire spender D. McCormick is D.O.A.

    115. mnw says:

      111 Gordon

      1) In the long term, we’ll all be dead. (In my case, probably “medium term” at best)

      2) The unfortunate people who suddenly find themselves part of greater Russia AGAIN (post 94) probably don’t perceive Russia to be quite as weak as you do.

      The USSR & the Russian Federation look like identical twins to me.

    116. Tina says:

      It would be helpful if loon Cheney looked at the shooter.

      He is a self claimed “green nationalist.”

      Glad someone is putting that beotch in her place.

      Should have removed her from the caucus a long time ago.

      Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene??
      @RepMTG
      Now the Dems make you tweet their divisive and dangerous lies, all so you can raise money from Democrat donors as you try to cling to your seat.

      And you actually comply.

      How pathetic.

    117. jason says:

      I think Tina might be posting over at Predictit.

      “Is Strokey McFatterman even going to make it to the general election even if he does win the democrat primary?”

    118. DW says:

      Breaking:

      “A judge in California has issued a ruling to prevent another shooting like the one in Buffalo. Effective immediately, all legal gun owners will be stripped of their 2nd amendment rights and have 24 hours to turn in their guns to law enforcement officers. As part of the ruling, criminals, felons, and illegal immigrants are granted an exception and can continue their possession and use of guns.

      This ruling will prevent any laws from being broken and ensure that those who have paid their debt to society will have their opportunity to show the world how they have been rehabilitated by the corrections system.”

    119. jason says:

      Dr. Fauci says he would not want to continue in his position if Trump were to return to the White House.”

      Could be one reason Amoral Scumbag will be supporting Biden.

    120. jason says:

      Took a look at Predictit to see if the bettors were fazed by the Susquehanna Poll.

      Not much.

      Oz 61 (+1)
      Barnette 27 (+5)

    121. mnw says:

      Be funny if Barnutte won, and then asked Oz & McC to support her!

    122. jason says:

      After her comments on Islam, I doubt Oz would support her.

    123. Marv says:

      Aloha Tina,

      Next year we head for HI

    124. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Putin on Finland and Sweden joining NATO — he admits there is nothing he can do about it:

      “President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia has no issues with Finland and Sweden and therefore their entry into NATO does not create a threat for Moscow, but the move will certainly draw a response.

      “Russia has no problems with these states (Finland, Sweden). There is no immediate threat to Russia … But the expansion of military infrastructure to this territory will certainly provoke our response,” he told a meeting of the leaders of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in Moscow.

      The response will depend on the steps taken by the alliance vis-à-vis military development in Finland and Sweden, Putin added.”

    125. jason says:

      There is no immediate threat to Russia”

      There is no threat at all to Russia, Russia is the aggressor and invader not NATO.

      Just like there was no threat to Russia if Ukraine joined Russia. The only “threat” was that it complicated the expansion plans.

    126. EML says:

      They released the special master’s map for NY redistricting today and it’s a farce. Hardly a difference from the Democratic gerrymander map. That map had 4 districts that Trump won. This one has 5. The only meaningful difference is the Staten Island district went from a Biden district to a Trump district. It is still a Democratic gerrymander. There should be a minimum of 7 Trump districts, if not 8 or 9.

    127. DW says:

      “They released the special master’s map for NY redistricting today and it’s a farce. Hardly a difference from the Democratic gerrymander map.”

      I seem to recall that’s exactly what I was warning about the moment the news broke that the Dem map was thrown out. I think it was Wes who re-assured that it would be a GOP map.

      Goes to show that whenever I watch the same movie again, I am right for expecting the same outcome.

    128. Wes says:

      I don’t recall weighing in on the map except to say Republicans won a court victory, DW.

      I have been reading conflicting accounts of how bad it is. Some posters on RRH are saying it’s a decent map but can use some work. Others are saying what EML is saying and calling it a Dem gerrymander. Personally I haven’t looked at it to see what I think yet.

    129. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #127-129–EML, DW & Wes:

      Dave Wasserman disagrees–“Not unexpected, but this NY map is pretty bad news for Democrats. With so many competitive seats, it’s not hard to envision a 16D-10R (or even 15D-11R) split on a great GOP night, which is a far cry from the 22D-4R rout Dems initially tried to gerrymander.”

    130. Tgca says:

      55

      “…are ‘straining at nats and swallowing camels,’ “

      As a former GNAT – I miss you Chekote <3 please come back- I find this offensive…and it’s “gnats” and not “nats” dammit!

    131. jason says:

      Barnette has lost Bonchie over at Redstate, because of her statement she won’t support “globalists” for the Senate.

      Here is why:

      “This is a big red flag, not because it’s not acceptable to have principled disagreements with competitors in a primary, but because the ultimate goal has to be delivering control of the Senate to Republicans. In the grand scheme of things, it simply doesn’t matter whether the senator from Pennsylvania is Barnette, Oz, or McCormick as long as the GOP has the power to stop Biden’s radical judges and nominees going forward.

      Again, that’s not to say you shouldn’t vote your conscience in the primary. Of course, you should, and if that’s Kathy Barnette for some people, pull the lever for her. Yet, just as much as the gloves must come off during a primary, they must go back on when the balance of power nationally is at stake and the general election kicks into gear. That Barnette is saying she’d help nuke the GOP’s chances of regaining the Senate if she loses fair and square is not the way.

      I’ve made it no secret that I’m not a fan of Oz, and in fact, I’ve been largely complimentary of Barnette, but this changes things for me. We need nominees who understand the power dynamics at play and are willing to do what’s necessary to ensure victory. This isn’t middle school, and no candidate, even if they lose a primary, should just take their ball and go home. While I understand the skepticism toward GOP leadership, it is imperative given the state of the country and where we are headed that Republicans take the Senate and have the ability to block damaging legislation and judges.

      Just as I would expect Trump and Oz to support Barnette, she should give them her support if that’s how the chips fall. That she doesn’t want to do that makes me question whether she has the strategic vision and ability to hold the office she’s running for. As much as I dislike globalism, the stakes are too high to get into a drawn-out slap fight when the race gets real. Hopefully, Barnette reconsiders her position if she doesn’t come out on top Tuesday evening.”

    132. jason says:

      Biden didn’t go to Waukesha because it “required a lot of assets” according to Psaki.

      I guess they found the assets since he is going to Buffalo.

    133. Tgca says:

      Regardless of how you feel about the chubby skank Liz Cheney, I did hear the call with McCarthy and his comments on the Jan 6th incident pushing for Trump to resign.

      I do not think McCarthy is a RINO but I think he is an opportunist coward. Like some other Republicans that distanced or criticized Trump on Jan 6th, as the facts later came out and Trump’s popularity with the GOP increased, they all changed their tune and embraced Trump again.

      So what happened between Jan 2020 and the last year?

      Nothing other than them all seeing Trump remains popular with the base.

      This is classic cowardice and self-preservation by McCarthy and select others.

      Lucky for him, Trump has decided to let it go but being that Trump can be petty, he could have beaten McCarthy into the ground over this with the base and probably caused McCarthy’s ouster.

      I no longer trust McCarthy when it comes to doing the right thing under pressure but I suspect he will still seek conservative agenda regardless which is what matters now.

    134. jason says:

      Chekote will never be forgotten.

      How can you forget when she guaranteed us the Dallas and Houston suburbs would massively vote for Bill White and decimate Rick Perry in 2010.

      In the end, Rick Perry crushed Bill White like a bug by 13 pts and over 600,000 votes.

    135. Tgca says:

      72

      Phil is corretomundo!

      I had a discussion with a northern CA friend today and was being told how all these folks in her circle are leaving for other states like AZ and TX.

      I see the same in Floreedah.

      My concern is that these libs are leaving their wretched homeland states to infest red states and may sooner or later change the politics as they bring the same liberal woke ideology they voted for that destroyed the places they left.

      I’ve seen the cost of living skyrocket in south Floreedah where housing prices have gone through the roof the lastn6 months. People in Miami-Dade and Broward are hit the worst with rental increases of $800 to $1,000+ monthly to accommodate folks moving here from northeast to work remotely.

      Floreedah has no rent control so nothing you can do but pay it or move. I know of at least 4 folks this has happened to in this area. The average nice 2BR place that rented for $2,000 to $2,500 in 2021 have now shot up to $3,500 to $4,000+. House rentals going close to $5,000 in decent neighborhoods, and that’s not the ritzy properties either.

      DeSantis and the GOP have done nothing to address this thus far.

    136. jason says:

      McCarthy is not going anywhere.

      If you think he is, you can get rich on Predictit.

      That being said, I wish he would take a stronger stance denouncing the partisan kangaroo committee formed by 100% Trump haters. There is not one ounce of objectivity or honesty in this committee, it is purely political theater.

      But you can’t litmus test everyone to death (sorry Tina) and I certainly don’t care if he rents a room from Luntz.

      https://www.predictit.org/markets/detail/7326/Who-will-be-Speaker-of-the-House-of-Representatives-in-the-next-Congress

    137. jason says:

      Tgca believes in rent control? Maybe he should move to CA?

      DeSantis and the Fl GOP think the market should determine rent prices?

      I am on the side of DeSantis and Fl GOP.

    138. Wes says:

      Ah, Chekotenesty. She was so obsessed with abortion she literally said Republicans would lose votes by opposing PBA.

      I’m sure Republicans would have lost more than five votes total by taking a stand against that procedure.

    139. jason says:

      Rent control does not make more housing available. It rearranges the deck on the Titanic.

      What it does is make it less interesting to build houses and less interesting to own them as rental properties.

      If there is more demand for housing in Florida builders will build more housing, investors will rent out more houses, and more people will be housed.

    140. Tgca says:

      138

      So Jadon thinks people should have their rents raised by $1,000 monthly to force out working class from decent neighborhoods for NY yuppies working remotely in FL and voting for liberal policies?

    141. Wes says:

      You have to remember, Jason, Gateway Pundit told Tina McCarthy is evil, so she runs with it even if she has to dredge up past associations with Liz Cheney before her descent into rant.

    142. jason says:

      Chekote also said the Az immigration law allowing illegals to be stopped by the police would “end the R party”.

    143. jason says:

      So Jadon thinks people should have their rents raised by $1,000 monthly to force out working class from decent neighborhoods for NY yuppies working remotely in FL and voting for liberal policies?”

      I think the market should determine the cost of housing, yes. Regardless of who people vote for.

      It’s called free enterprise and capitalism. You know, the same things those NY yuppies are against.

    144. Tgca says:

      I believe there has to be a balance when extremes are in place.

      Working class people in south Floreedah have to move 30 miles away or into bad neighborhoods now because they are out priced. This is not theory. This is actually happening.

      You think that’s good economic policy?

      Extreme rental increases is a form of inflation.

      Is your answer to ignore inflation and not have the gubbermint do anything about it?

      So the “haves” from NY can displace the “have nots” in Floreedah?

    145. jason says:

      You have to remember, Jason, Gateway Pundit told Tina McCarthy is evil”

      He rents a room from Luntz.

      Tina must think Luntz secretly pipes in leftist propaganda into McCarthy’s room at night, so that he emerges for breakfast every day more of a RINO than the previous day.

    146. Tgca says:

      So you’re ok with gas going to $10 gallon if the market bears it?

      What about baby formula? It’s unavailable so if prices spike, only the upperclass can afford to feed babies and the poor children starve?

      Extreme inflation is a gubbermint issue that requires gubbermint intervention.

    147. Tgca says:

      If the market is to drive everything, why not let it drive health insurance too?

      If you can’t afford it, you get no healthcare. It’s that simple!

    148. jason says:

      Is your answer to ignore inflation and not have the gubbermint do anything about it?”

      My answer for inflation is let the markets work. We have inflation because of Biden/Dems tampering with oil production and supply chains.

      Inflation is a supply and demand issue.

      Same with housing in FL. Rent control is not the answer, the answer is to make more housing available. And that the market knows how to do, hopefully DeSantis and the GOP will not try to out pander the Dems.

      Rent controls are like price controls. It is a bandaid on the problem that does nothing to address the underlying condition.

    149. Phil says:

      Rent controls create rental housing shortages.

      That’s just economics 101.

    150. Tgca says:

      It is the role of gubbermint to step in and address extreme inflation and ensure a safety net for those most impacted by inflation. Otherwise, we create a new class of poverty, especially among the working class, elderly, and disabled who will be most impacted.

      This is the role if gubbermint.

      I have no problem with market values driving empty properties but I have a serious problem with evicting people because of sheer greed because a landlord increase rent by $1,000 monthly because they have other tenants willing to pay that price by working remotely in FL.

    151. jason says:

      If the market is to drive everything, why not let it drive health insurance too?”

      I do agree the market should drive health care, don’t you?

      Wasn’t that why we were all against Obamacare?

      Insurance is a different proposition. I am not against subsidizing basic health insurance for the truly needy, but that was not what Obamacare did. It watered down and screwed up health care for 85% of the people to supposedly help 15%. But you didn’t need a 3000 page boondoggle to do that.

      Perhaps FL can come up with a plan for tax credits benefiting those really needing it during a housing crisis, but owners should still get market prices for their properties.

      In the end the solution for greater demand than supply for housing is to build more housing.

    152. mnw says:

      DW & EML

      The majority of The Wise Men at RRH, and FOX News, say the NY map is good for the GOP, fwiw.

      FOX headline: “Absolutely Brutal for DEMs”

      I don’t know enough to have an opinion, except that it’s an obvious improvement from the first DEM map that was passed, which was designed to reduce the GOP to 4 seats.

    153. Tgca says:

      I don’t generally disagree on rent control policies.

      But what is the solution? Ignore it? Provide no relief?

      The average wages in Fort Lauderdale is $32,000. The average rental for a basic 2BR is now going for nearly $3,000. One cannot afford a 2 BR of $3,000 monthly on $32,000 or even $64,000.

      Should thousands of people be evicted to make way for NYers working remotely?

      This will lead to a host of issues in homelessness, poverty, lost jobs, crime increases, etc.

      You have no idea how concerning this is in south Florida for working class families making the wages they do in service and hospitality jobs.

    154. jason says:

      ut I have a serious problem with evicting people because of sheer greed because a landlord increase rent by $1,000 monthly because they have other tenants willing to pay that price by working remotely in FL”

      I don’t. I believe landlords should charge and get market prices for their properties.

      Getting the real value for things you own is not “greed” that is Bernie Sanders talk. If you own a condo you can rent for $2500, it is not “greedy” to expect to get $2500. Owners have higher costs due to inflation too.

      This is America, not Amerika.

    155. Tina says:

      Peter Doocy asks Karine Jean-Pierre why Biden is going to visit Buffalo but he didn’t visit Waukesha:

      “I mean, he’s visited many communities.”

      https://mobile.twitter.com/TPostMillennial/status/1526290406635356160?cxt=HHwWgICy-bjCvK4qAAAA

    156. jason says:

      I can’t opine on the NY map either.

      Wasserman and Fox says good for the GOP. EML and DW say it is bad.

      I guess we will know in November.

    157. jason says:

      “I mean, he’s visited many communities.”

      She learned from Kamala, who when asked why she hadn’t been to the border, said “I haven’t been to Europe either:.

    158. jason says:

      But what is the solution? Ignore it? Provide no relief?”

      If the FL taxpayers want to provide “relief”, then FL can offer some kind of temporary subsidy, but landlords should not be footing the bill directly.

      I would be very careful, however, this is a slippery slope and hard to revoke later.

    159. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #153-mnw
      The proposed new NYS Map does the following:
      1- Gives the GOP an additional seat from 4 before to 5 now. That’s good!

      2- Gives the GOP a decent chance in up to an additional 5 seats. Believe!

      3- And best of all, it places the despicable Jerold Nadler and Carolyn Maloney, both Dems.,in the same district. Popcorn!

      What is there not to like?!

    160. Tgca says:

      152

      Build more housing that is selling for $600K at a minimum?

      How will people making less than $50,000 afford that?

      Build all the housing you want. Those units are purchased mainly by out of state folks and remote workers now living in FL. These folks drive up prices, make big salaries from NY, and pay no state income tax. The taxes they pay in sales tax does not come close to the cost of displaced renters.

      Fort Lauderdale has had a real estate boom in the last few years and prices went significantly up, not down.

      You need to understand the demographics of south Floreedah.

      We need a market crash in south Floreedah like in 2009 to fix this. I see no other way at this point if the gubbermint is gong to let south Floreedah become like San Francis or NYC markets.

    161. jason says:

      Owning rental properties is not a charity. I have both lost and made money on them. There is nothing greedy about trying to maximize your revenue from them, because it might not last and you never know what can happen. You can get hit hard out by natural disasters, leaks, mold, fires, bad tenants, taxes, market gluts, all kinds of issues.
      It is a risk/reward business, and nobody cares if landlords lose money in bad times, screw them. But when good times arise, they should be able to cash in without being called “greedy”.

    162. Tina says:

      Where are the pictures of Burnette walking with proud boys,

      I only see pictures of her walking down a Dc street with other protesters.

      If she entered the capitol, I am sure she would still be in jail under pre trial.

      20 months later and gop-e silence.

    163. Tina says:

      Barnette*

      I think rather that stupid pictures of her in dc protesting or targeting her military service record, one focuses more on her statements that mnw posted here several days ago.

      The rest are a side show.

    164. jan says:

      A glowing list of reasons why Dr Oz is a fine man and PA Senate candidate. https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2022/05/twelve_reasons_why_trump_endorsed_dr_oz.html

      I have reasons to not agree with everything the piece says about Oz. However, after listening to some of Barnette’s latest interviews, especially her sour grapes retort about not supporting any R opponent should she lose, that was the nail in the coffin for me in even considering her candidacy. As of now I think Oz has the wind at his back with Trump’s solid endorsement, accompanied by Barnette’s flailing performance in the final days before the election.

    165. jason says:

      Tgca, if people can’t afford housing in Florida, I don’t think it is the government’s responsibility.

      People making less than $50k can’t live in $600k homes anywhere, not only in Florida.

    166. Tgca says:

      BS! Owners are not experiencing monthly inflation of $1,000. That is greed.

      You will whine and complain if Floreedah becomes the new Caleefawnyuh because then the GOP will NEVER win the WH again if that happens.

      You have no idea how infested south Floreedah is becoming. I have NEVER seen so many NY license plates here than I see now.

      Mark my words, Floreedah can easily become like NJ where a few parts of the state can easily outvote the rest of the state.

    167. jason says:

      I don’t care if Barnette marched in DC either.

      I do care that she said Muslims should be banned in the US and accepting homosexuality means accepting pedophilia and incest and Bruce Jenner was “demonic”, not that she is not entitled to such opinions but because they will doom her chances of being elected.

      “In a post in 2013, Barnette said America couldn’t coexist with the “Homosexual agenda.”

      Marching on Jan 6? Zzzzz….

    168. Tgca says:

      My point is they’re being displaced.

      If one thousand people in Fort Lauderdale are forced out of their homes and can’t find a place to live locally where they work, that is a serious housing crisis that will lead to increased crime as well as more welfare.

      There is no state income tax in Floreedah so if Floreedah has now to subsidize every poor family by $1,000+ a month so they can afford to live here, where does that money come from?

      Corporate taxes and doing business in Floreedah will become expensive and drive businesses out.

    169. jason says:

      Mark my words, Floreedah can easily become like NJ where a few parts of the state can easily outvote the rest of the state.”

      If that is supposed to make me reject capitalism and free enterprise and endorse rent controls, you are sh-t out of luck.

    170. jason says:

      You will whine and complain if Floreedah becomes the new Caleefawnyuh”

      California has a lot of rent controls.

      Seems like Florida would become MORE like California if he started copying California’s leftist policies.

      I say let the free market prevail.

    171. jason says:

      There is no state income tax in Floreedah”

      Isn’t that great?

      Maybe those NY folk who pay exorbitant taxes in NY will appreciate a low tax state and vote accordingly.

      Sorry, but making FL more like CA and NY is not the solution.

    172. Tina says:

      Ray Epps was also at the capitol on j6.

      Why no in-depth reporting on who he worked for, what was he doing, or why he was there?

    173. Tina says:

      Breaking

      Fda chair sends no baby formula shortage, just a distribution issue.

      Surgeon General states to check with your doctors office for samples.

      See, it’s all good here.

    174. Tgca says:

      Housing is a basic necessity, more so than gas. If one cannot afford to live locally, they can’t work locally either which means they either become homeless and require welfare or they relocate out of the area or state and the cycle repeats itself, and the state economy contracts.

      My view is that FL should tax remote income from other states under CERTAIN circumstances to reduce the EXCESSIVE burden on the state or charge payroll taxes to those out of state workers because they are benefitting from FL without bringing sufficient taxing resources to Floreedah to offset the increased costs of extreme inflation of living costs.

      State apportionment income is permissible to some extent so not sure of the legal challenges under Floreedah law.

      Otherwise, Floreedah may at some point have to do the impossible if this continues which is put in place an income tax which would wipe out the ability to retire here affordably and put Floreedah on the road to becoming the next Caleefawnyuh which basically saw a drastic change in less than 15 years.

    175. Tina says:

      Nothing to see here either.

      Reuters
      @Reuters
      · 55m
      U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve drops to lowest level since 1987 http://reut.rs/3FRrWQ3

    176. DW says:

      I didn’t say the NY map was bad, just was reacting to what EML said about it, if that is in fact true.

      Hopefully its good enough for the GOP to get 8 or more seats.

    177. EML says:

      Let me explain why the new NY map is not good for Republicans, and it has everything to do with the GOP’s natural advantage in the House. As stated by Wasserman et al, in a great GOP year, the NY map could conceivably yield 15D-11R. So what. If we’re winning 11 seats in NY, then the House is ours already.

      What we want are solid seats that we will hold even in a Dem year so that our natural advantage will allow us to hold onto the House. With this map, Dems can win up to 23 seats; even in a neutral year, as I said earlier, 21 of the districts went for Biden.

      The map I drew has 9 districts won by Trump. 9/26 = 37%, pretty close to Trump’s vote percentage of 38%. Again, the new NY map has 5/26 = 19% Trump districts.

    178. mnw says:

      Barnutty has lost Bonchie at RedState now– sour grapes statement was too much for him. He’s pretty perceptive, in my experience.

      I tend to trust the Emerson poll and the IA (InterActive) poll more than Susquehanna, because both E & IA have larger samples, & because both reported very similar toplines.

      Plus, I just don’t think the Barnutty surge that Susquehanna found passes the smell test, not after the terrible week she had.

    179. EML says:

      In addition to the fairness of the map, it still has all the same issues of ignoring geographical, political, and cultural boundaries in NY.

      There’s no reason for the 26th to leave Erie County (Buffalo) and have Erie split 3 ways.

      There’s no reason to draw Jefferson and Oswego counties into a western NY based district. This is just a Republican vote sink. Jefferson should be in the North Country district. In my map, I put Oswego in the Syracuse-based district.

      Speaking of the North Country, because of Jefferson being drawn into the Western NY district and Utica/Rome being drawn into the Syracuse district, the North Country district now extends way too far into Central NY. It splits up communities of interest.

      Binghamton-Ithaca-Elmira can and should be drawn into a Finger Lakes based district.

      And finally, the new map ignores VRA and does not draw a single minority-majority district in Brooklyn/Queens. My map has 2 black majority districts, 1 Asian majority district, and 1 Hispanic majority district. It seems to me that this is required.

      In addition, the new map splits the Jewish vote in Brooklyn between the 8th, 9th, and 10th districts in an effort to dilute the Jewish vote. My map not only has the Trump-won Staten Island district, but a second Trump-won district in Brooklyn that covers most the Jewish neighborhoods and allow Jewish people to vote in a bloc if they wish (and they voted very strong Trump in 2020).

      The new map has 5 Trump districts: Zeldin’s on LI, Malliotakis on SI, Stefanik in the North Country, and Reed’s and Jacobs’ districts in western NY.

      My map has 9 Trump districts: Zeldin’s, Garbarino’s on LI, Malliotakis, a new Jewish district in South Brooklyn, and in addition to the 3 upstate NY districts, I make Delgado’s and Jones’ districts Trump districts. All with clean lines.

    180. jason says:

      I propose letting EML draw the NY maps.

    181. jason says:

      So Tgca let’s say you are a smart investor, see the housing market as an opportunity to make money. You take 120k, a nice chunk of your savings for a down payment and buy a condo for $600k to rent out, it is bringing $5000 now, enough to pay the mortgage, taxes, HOA fees, insurance and maintenance.

      You are about even expenses/revenue, but you are building equity and in 15 years you will own a $600k property outright, maybe more.

      The the government decides you can only charge $3000 for the condo, so now it has a negative cash flow you can’t afford. Plus, a lot of other rental property owners now can’t afford to keep the properties either, so they put them on the market, so your $600k condo is now worth $500k due to increased supply.

      But you were “greedy”.

    182. jason says:

      I get EML’s point, and I have made a similar point myself. It is better to have “sustainable” GOP districts that will survive a bad election year than trying to get every seat possible for one cycle.

    183. EML says:

      I think this should work. You should be able to see my map, if interested. It needs a little bit of tweaking, but you get the idea:

      https://davesredistricting.org/maps#viewmap::36eb6196-b0b2-4285-87f2-aa60049221d9

      Trump won 1, 2, 11, 12, 20, 21, 23, 25. So that’s 8. My mistake on Jones’ district, the current configuration I have drawn is 49.6% Biden 49.0% Trump, but the lines could be moved to make it a Trump district.

    184. NYCmike says:

      “Somewhere Mikey and Schumer are hoping Barnette wins tomorrow’s primary.”

      -Not at all.

      Despite Robbie writing “Deadender alert.” earlier, Barnette saying she would sit out the general election if she doesn’t win reminds me of sore losers, and they are usually on the incumbent/establishment side.

      If that statement is correct, that she would not vote for the winner of the Republican primary, then she is just as useless as a “CG”, a Robbie, or someone like jason who won’t vote at all.

      Take your balls home, girls.

    185. Wes says:

      When did Christine O’Donnell become part of the eeeeeeeeeeevil “Establishment,” Mikey? I know she’s your heroine among Senate candidates because of her because of her remarkable ability to turn sure pick-ups into guaranteed losses and give Schumer a permanent lackey in the Senate, but let’s take a trip down memory lane:

      In 2006, when O’Donnell first lost a Senate primary, she refused to abide by the voters’ decision and ran as a write in.

      In 2010, when running against Mike Castle, she said she would repeat her actions if Castle won. This naturally prompted Castle to refuse to endorse her, though he didn’t run after losing the primary.

      You criticized Castle for the reasonable refusal to endorse a corrupt conwoman after she indicated she would run and try to split his vote but never once said a critical word about O’Donnell.

      Hypocrite much, Schumer puppet?

    186. Tgca says:

      Jadon, I made clear there needs to be a balance and not just rent control. I stated FL has no rent control to illustrate a point. Evicting people and shifting them into poverty directly so a few homeowners can be fit correlates to higher societal costs that all must pay in one way or another.

      We know people with high incomes in NY are moving to and remote working in FL and driving up rental prices significantly to where local residents must move far away, quit jobs, and/or become reliant on the gubbermint.

      We know FL receives no state income tax from these remote workers. The sales tax received by them is negligible. We know real estate taxes are not impacted and do not increase in FL from rental prices alone due to the way FL real estate taxes are calculated.

      The sales tax revenue FL receives from these remote workers spending in FL is significantly outweighed by the costs to society from increased housing, loss of jobs, increased crime, etc.

      Please explain to me how these benefits to the very few landlords whose expenses have not increased dramatically since they’ve owned these properties prior to the hyper rent inflation in 2021 so they are basically building more wealth but pay no state income tax on that wealth accumulation.

    187. Wes says:

      Watching Nadler and Maloney destroy each other will be fun even though no Republican will benefit from the infighting:

      https://mobile.twitter.com/npfandos/status/1526260161601589248

    188. Tgca says:

      If hyper inflation on rental properties is fine for the market, then why not all other basic “needs” costs?

      Why not apply this to organ donations and other life saving medical drugs and treatments so that the rich can pay for it while the poor are priced out? Taxpayers would save billions if the gubbermint has no subsidy for medical benefits to the poor and elderly. The needy would die off and the market would do fine because the regulatory burdens could be lifted from companies so they attain the same level or more of market profit without regulatory interference by catering to those that can afford to pay it.

      Same thing with regulated utilities. Let the market bear the burden and only provide utility services to those that can afford to pay it so that the utilities receive their necessary profits by choosing who to serve without regulatory interference. Utilities could save billions if they did not need to serve the poor and keep real costs in check.

      Do you agree housing costs are as important or basic to sustaining life as medical treatments and utilities such as electricity and water and waste disposal?

    189. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      So after learning that coronavirus is an airborne virus, which lockdowns may have helped spread, it now appears the mask mandate may also have helped spread it. Maybe it attached to masks from the air — and people breathed airborne virus on their mask for long periods of time.

      “Countries with high levels of mask compliance did not perform better than those with low mask usage,” found a new study, whose data and analysis instead discovered a “moderate positive correlation between mask usage and deaths.”

      So only did Fauci try to cover up his roll in funding research at the Wuhan lab, but his two major recommendations for controlling coronavirus may have actually have been counterproductive.

    190. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason criticizes Barnette for saying she would not vote for Oz or McCormick. Jason also will not vote for Oz or McCormick. Irony Meter explodes.

    191. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Rent control is a disasterous economic policy. Rising rental rates encourage the building of more housing, and additional supply will tend to stabilize rent prices. The market is the determining factor.

      Artificially limiting supply by rent control may temporarily benefit a select few, but over the long-term it increases rental prices because it creates an artificial scarcity.

      Also, the more desirable areas of the country attract more people, which makes them more expensive. For example, San Diego where I am at, has some of the highest rental rates in the country. It’s supply and demand, you want to live in a nice climate by the ocean, your going to pay more. It may be the same situation in Florida — it’s not the role of government to subsidize a select group of current residents.

      A better solution is to create an economic climate that allows more housing to be build, and provide incentives to build additional affordable housing.

    192. Tgca says:

      I did not say rent control was the answer. A small group of property owners are significantly impacting the rental market through hyper inflation that will have greater societal economic costs that will exceed the income the select few earned through greed of evicting people for ridiculous increases.

      Evicting people from their homes to charge radically higher rent causing hyper rent inflation is unconscionable too. This creates poverty. It does not help make cities more livable.

      Our country was NEVER meant to be a society where you throw people to the ground and have no safety net at all. We learned that from the Great Depression. There needs to be a balance.

      You complain about rent control but ignore all the other costs that hyper rent inflation causes like poverty, loss of available workers in communities, increased local costs of doing business, increased transportation, crime increase, etc. Add all these up and they offset market increase from a few greedy folks significantly.

      How is this different than letting a few control the stock market and keeping all others out?

      I don’t know all the answers but dumb comments of just let the market play out is not the answer.

      Do we want to return to the days where landowners controlled all the wealth in the US and drove all economic and political policy, and the poor could not get ahead? That is what happens when you make less than $40,000 annually and have to pay $3,000 for rent.

      Name one major city in the US where building more dwellings actually benefited the market and reduced rents? Most new building in cities have certain number of units set asides that subsidize the costs for a select few through taxes paid by others so in essence it’s a tax but it doesn’t address the masses that have to leave.

      It’s why all the major cities are very expensive and have high poverty rates too. Excessive housing costs are a significant driver of poverty.

    193. Bitterlaw says:

      If Florida does not have income taxes on people who live in Florida, use public services in Florida, use Florida schools, etc. what is the justification to tax virtual workers who cost nothing to the state of Florida?

    194. Tgca says:

      Fort Lauderdale has been on a building spree for years. More units have been created in the last few years than probably 30 years…and guess what? Rents have increased dramatically? The vast majority of new building is not accessible to those that can afford it.

      SDC’ answer is let them just move. So let’s address that moronic comment too.

      Move where? South FL is not SF or NYC. People have to move 60+ miles north, north of Palm Beach to find non-subsidized affordable housing since all south FL is a north and south coastal living market because from the ocean to the Everglades and swamps is only about 25+ miles east to west. Even if people took public transportation, 40+ miles out assuming they could find connecting routes, you are talking 2 to 3 hours of commuting one way to where the major service jobs exist in south FL.

      We are looking at changing the character of south FL just like the dot.com era changed SF and made it unaffordable for most service workers not paired up in apartments with a number of roommates. Many moved outside the city but that option doesn’t exist in south FL like SF or NYC.

    195. Tina says:

      And how many times did the gop-e enable Biden?

      Ukrainian grift, judge pedo, non infrastructure bill?

      James Hirsen
      @thejimjams
      · 37m
      Politico: “Biden has also has taken to telling aides that he no longer recognizes the GOP, which he now views as an existential threat to the nation’s democracy”

    196. Tgca says:

      194

      Actually, NYC virtual workers earning high incomes from NYC employers cost Floridians a lot. They are benefitting from the resources in FL by driving up costs to other Floridians.

      It’s like the illegal aliens who come to the US and benefit from the services where they live but pay no taxes and what they provide in work is minuscule to what they cost the taxpayers.

      If this continues, a BIG IF, FL will attract more of these and it will change the landscape similar to the landscape changes that occurred in CA. Within 15 years, CA went from having GOP gubbernors and senators and about 40 to 45% Congressional districts to fully controlled Dem state where the GOP has less than 20% of the Congressional districts.

    197. jason says:

      Jason criticizes Barnette for saying she would not vote for Oz or McCormick. Jason also will not vote for Oz or McCormick. Irony Meter explodes.”

      Zzzzzz.. I never said I would not vote for Oz or McCormick.

      I am not a Republican so I don’t see why I would vote in a Republican primary.

      GFY.

    198. Tgca says:

      198

      Correction:

      You’re not a VOTER!!!

      Your party affiliation does not matter when it comes to counting votes in any election.

    199. jason says:

      Barnette said if she loses she will not support the winning candidate.

      I am not registered to vote, so there is no “irony” involved. IF I was registered for the GE, I would vote for Barnette against Fetterman. Or Oz. Or McCormick, I never stated otherwise.

      Take your irony meter and stick it up your ass.

    200. jason says:

      Your party affiliation does not matter when it comes to counting votes in any election.”

      It matters in PA, only registered Rs (or Ds) can vote in the primaries.

      Get the facts before saying something stuped.

    201. jason says:

      I did not say rent control was the answer.”

      Good. So we agree there should be no rent control in Florida.

      Or anywhere else.

    202. Tgca says:

      I don’t know the current tax rules in NY but when I worked there decades ago, as well as did ya returns when I worked in public accounting, NYC non-residents who earned income from NY paid non-resident taxes.

      I assume those still exist so unless there are exclusionary rules, NYC remote workers living in FL are paying taxes to NY for services they otherwise benefit from in FL.

      Floridians in essence subsidize them living here through increased costs and that would be fine if those increased costs were not hyper inflated and covered through sales and use taxes on Floreedah purchases.

    203. jason says:

      Do we want to return to the days where landowners controlled all the wealth in the US and drove all economic and political policy, and the poor could not get ahead?”

      Heh, it looks like that changed and it wasn’t with rent control, was it?

    204. jason says:

      But of course Bitter knows the reason I am not registered has ZERO to do with the candidates or their policies.

      He just chose to attack me gratuitously because although I respect his decision to participate in a fraudulent election process he won’t respect my decision not to.

    205. jason says:

      This hate crime will be ignored, bet on it.

      SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities: Gunman in deadly attack at California church was Chinese immigrant motivated by hate for Taiwanese.

    206. Tgca says:

      There are other options though.

      One recent trend we noticed in south FL are homes being converted to Catholicism action and hoteling via software apps. This means you can evict folks from the home to charge hotel rates by converting it to a rental property. With this comes a host of issues, as recently evidenced by the fentanyl overdose from WestPoint cadets in Fort Lauderdale.

      Some cities have restricted private homes for being used as vacation rentals because they are in essence party homes and cause major disruption to local neighborhoods.

      I know this personally because my friend had a couple of these on his block. Police are often dispatched to an otherwise quiet neighborhood 2 years ago.

    207. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason’s Ma – Can you make a dentist appointment for Jason? I hit a nerve.

    208. Bitterlaw says:

      I tried to watch Top Shot. Zzzzzzzzz Why expect a good archer to be equally good at firing a revolver, cross-bow, or rifle?

    209. Tgca says:

      Another option in lieu of rent control is to require landlords evicting tenants for new significantly higher paying out of state tenants is to require bringing the rental property up to current code once it is available for rent.

      Many homes in south FL were built in the 50s and prior when codes were much more lax and many have upgrades over the years that were not properly coded.

      There has been a push to bring south FL homes up to code after the flood of hurricanes in the 90s but local gubbermints did not want to penalize home ownership to those that owned homes for years by forcing code changes knowing they could not easily afford it. For example, FL code requires upgrading electrical to a certain level if you want to put in new A/C that needs more amps to run the A/C because you can’t just take shortcuts that could cause a fire hazard.

      However, with exorbitant rents being charged now, this is an opportunity to do that and justify meeting current code standards to protect renters that owners can recoup these upgrade costs through significantly higher rents over time.

      For example, I rewired my home and brought it up to code years back because it had the original cloth wiring that 50+ years later is a fire hazard. It cost me $20,000 to redo the electrical but it’s now good for another 50+ years to accommodate current energy consumption.

      Same thing with sewer piping, I redid it because the old lead pipes showed deterioration though no leakage yet and that is a health hazard not only to the property dwellers but to the community well water which is in many communities here.

      It’s only fair to say if a home is eligible for market rates by evicting tenants that they also bring the home up to code for safety measures as well once it is vacant so that future renters are not poised with safety issues because it only makes sense one expect to pay a fair market for a safe home.

    210. mnw says:

      Predictions:

      Oz & Mastriano are the nominees (an easy call)

      Both start as 5-point underdogs in the first GE polls.

    211. Tgca says:

      I am aware of a rental property where it was converted to a split residence and one tenant is subsidizing another tenant’s electrical because the home is not properly coded.

      That is illegal not only for coding purposes but for utility billing reasons and is fraud if you are aware of it as an owner and do not correct it.

      For example, if a tenant has its electric shut off for serious delinquency, that means the timely paying tenant has part of their electric shut off too.

      Imagine if your garage or security lights or laundry room was improperly coded and shut off due to circumstances outside your control.

      Doesn’t matter if you’re aware of it or not. When I bought my house in Floreedah, I became responsible for all aspects of the coding whether it’s was by my fault or done 40 years ago.

      Dat is da law!

      So I believe if folks wish to be greedy and evict people, they should also be held to the standard of current coding requirements and should not get the exemption that owner-dwellers get if the rental property becomes vacant at any time.

    212. Tgca says:

      Ok. Enough on soap box of greedy landlords evicting working class people who will greatly suffer from their landlord’s greed.

      Let’s discuss how the US should subsidize Ukrainians while Americans continue to suffer the impacts from the US border being invaded and a multitude of other challenges currently being experienced.

      …or we can discuss how refusing to vote actually benefits society and helps elect desirable leaders.

      …or how mothers routinely murder their babies and many in society are just fine with that.

      So many interesting topics to choose from I tell ya.

    213. jason says:

      “Trump made a direct appeal to Pennsylvania GOP voters on Monday afternoon, recording a robocall bashing McCormick and Barnette and urging Republicans to turn out for Oz on Tuesday.

      “People love him, otherwise he wouldn’t have been on air for 18 years,” Trump said, referring to the yearslong run of Oz’s daytime television show. “I’ve just spent a lot of time with him. I did endorse him, and the reason is he’s tough, he’s smart and he really loves our country and he wants to do a great job for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”

      Despite calling McCormick “a good person,” Trump described the former hedge fund CEO as “an insider who absolutely sold us out to China.”

    214. jason says:

      So I believe if folks wish to be greedy and evict people, they should also be held to the standard of current coding requirements and should not get the exemption that owner-dwellers get if the rental property becomes vacant at any time.”

      Whatever. Landlords should certainly follow coding requirements and be fined if they don’t.

      There should not be any rent control, that is leftist garbage and it just rearranges the chairs on the deck of the Titanic, it does not make more housing available, most likely reduces availability.

      Both can be true.

    215. jason says:

      Both start as 5-point underdogs in the first GE polls.”

      Not so sure. I think Oz will poll better than Mastriano.

      Or Shapiro will poll better than Fetterman, take your pick.

    216. Robbie says:

      Jonathan Karl
      @jonkarl
      Tucker Carlson derisively refers to @DanCrenshawTX, who lost his eye while serving our country as a Navy SEAL in Afghanistan, as “eye-patch McCain.”

      – Tucker is a hero of the Trump populist right and attacking a veteran for his war injuries is very on brand for a cable news tough guy like Tucker.

    217. mnw says:

      FEED ME! Without attention, I don’t feel like I even exist. If you FEED ME, I promise I’ll be back more often!

      Please make me happy? Will you help me? Please? Say anything, just don’t ignore ME.

    218. NYCmike says:

      “You criticized Castle for the reasonable refusal to endorse a corrupt conwoman after she indicated she would run and try to split his vote but never once said a critical word about O’Donnell.

      Hypocrite much, Schumer puppet?”

      -Mr. Wes, ye of the beaten horse that’s dead 10 times at the least,

      You pointed that out about COD last time you brought this up, or maybe it was 5 years ago when you also brought it up.

      I explained then as I do now, I was not aware she had done that until you mentioned it here, and all I can say is that she was very wrong to do that. I can’t go back and criticize her in 2010, and I’m pretty sure the primary voters who voted for her really would be puzzled as to why I was letting them know now.

      So, can you please move on to a different stupid remark you will make almost daily, it’s really quite tiring to watch a supposedly (self-stated) smart guy(?) keep saying the same thing over and over while ignoring the answer I have given for many years.

      Do it for your son and Tink. Give them the time instead.

    219. NYCmike says:

      Is there an actual clip, Robbie?

      Would love to see it.

      Also, pretty sure Crenshaw can always call Fox to ask to be interviewed by Tucker, if Tucker did call him such a name.

    220. Tina says:

      What did cringeshaw calll the family members inquiring about formula shortages?

      He is vile and I don’t agree with ticker either

    221. mnw says:

      Thanks, NYC! I promise I’ll be back more now! I love you! I am SOMEBODY!

    222. Tina says:

      X Strategies LLC
      @XStrategiesLLC
      · 1h
      TUCKER: “It takes a lot of gall for Eye Patch McCain (@DanCrenshawTX) to attack moms who are worried about baby formula as ‘pro-Russia.’ That’s one of the most outrageous things I’ve ever heard.”

    223. NYCmike says:

      In regard to the argument Tgca is making – can’t you people conduct an argument without acting like idiots?

      Jason, do you actually read what Tgca writes, before putting your own “translation” onto his comment?

      Tgca, can you lower the volume, and maybe try to rephrase what you said?

      Rising housing costs should definitely be a concern to the Republican Party in Florida. They need to act to push policies which incentivize home-ownership, and also for developers to build more housing that is very basic and cheap, but sturdy, before the situation gets totally out of hand. They finally got through to minority and working-class peoples in that state, please don’t let the Democrats demagogue the issue with the same sad and ineffective policies that NYC, San Fran and other localities put in place.

    224. NYCmike says:

      GFY, mnw! 🙂

      I couldn’t resist. The actual clip, 9 out of 10 times, will be something totally in a different context from what Robbie stated in his comment……it’s a failing of mine to want to laugh at how much of a p*ssy and a liar that he is!

    225. NYCmike says:

      If Dan Crenshaw said something about Moms concerned about feeding their children being pro-Russian, then I think Tucker has every right to say such a thing about Crenshaw.

      Sue me.

    226. NYCmike says:

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

      -Robbie comes in around the 4 minute mark!

    227. Tina says:

      I like to see clips of both. Both are vile though. Cringeshaw is called by his constituents at his town halls.

      While his service is appreciated he is a lightweight representative.

    228. jason says:

      Jason, do you actually read what Tgca writes, before putting your own “translation” onto his comment? ”

      Yes, and I responded to it.

      I don’t agree that investors that buy and own rental property are “greedy”, that is socialist garbage.

      I don’t agree rent control solves housing problems.

      I don’t agree Florida should have a state income tax.

      However, I do agree with your suggestion of incentivizing home ownership and for developers to build more housing. Basically I said the same thing, THAT is a solution, rent control is left wing pandering trash.

      GFY.

    229. NYCmike says:

      “I like to see clips of both. Both are vile though.”

      -Agreed. But last time I checked getting wounded isn’t a free pass to act like a d-bag. He shouldn’t go after voters like that, especially ones without an equal voice.

    230. NYCmike says:

      “I don’t agree that investors that buy and own rental property are “greedy”, that is socialist garbage.”

      -Are you telling me there isn’t any greed in our society? Even Milton Friedman would laugh at that one!

    231. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Some cities have restricted private homes for being used as vacation rentals because they are in essence party homes and cause major disruption to local neighborhoods.”

      Have a B&B on my block that often becomes a party home. One of my neighbors, whose in the military, regular screams obscenities at them late at night and tells them to be quiet. They usually comply. We know the owner and he is trying to filter guests better and crackdown.

      A couple blocks away the San Diego City Attorney successfully pursued a legal action and got a B&B shutdown. A neighbor, who is an attorney, helped in preparing the paperwork.

      The B&B Industry has a strong lobby, and it is hard to get a city to crackdown. Dealing with B&B’s and homeless transients is getting old. But still San Diego is a great place to be, so you put up with it

    232. NYCmike says:

      “I don’t agree rent control solves housing problems.”

      -Neither do I, and I believe Tgca wrote that as well.

    233. NYCmike says:

      “I don’t agree Florida should have a state income tax.”

      -Neither do I.

    234. NYCmike says:

      “However, I do agree with your suggestion of incentivizing home ownership and for developers to build more housing. Basically I said the same thing, THAT is a solution, rent control is left wing pandering trash.”

      -Thanks. We should both write DeSantis and ask him to make sure someone is checking things out, to stay on top of the Republicans new-found strength in Florida!

    235. Tina says:

      Cringeshaw does not care. He tries to bully some of his constituents during town halls

      They call him out and he just refuses to respond.

      He is not well prepped at these events.

      He is also a big time supporter of loon Cheney.

    236. jason says:

      Are you telling me there isn’t any greed in our society?”

      Sure there is. Tgca gave an example of a landlord violating codes.

      But it is wrong to tag landlords and investors in real estate as “greedy”.

    237. NYCmike says:

      “Have a B&B on my block that often becomes a party home. One of my neighbors, whose in the military, regular screams obscenities at them late at night and tells them to be quiet. They usually comply. We know the owner and he is trying to filter guests better and crackdown.”

      -In regard to AirB&B, I think the towns which passed legislation saying that the owner must be available, either on premises or in same locality, to be contacted the same night/day for any police activity that may take place at a rental is a good policy.

    238. NYCmike says:

      “But it is wrong to tag landlords and investors in real estate as “greedy”.”

      -That’s a fair statement. Blanket statements don’t help.

      The coding suggestion was a fair one.

    239. jason says:

      I will take Dan Crenshaw, real American patriot and war hero 10 times out of 10 over Putin lapdog and appeaser Tucker Carlson.

      Say what you want about Crenshaw, you won’t see him featured on Russian state TV as propaganda puppet for Putin.

    240. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      What Crenshaw said was totally true. Good online and watch the interview, he was respectful and persuasive.

      “Crenshaw: People are saying we can’t put baby formula on our shelves but we’re sending money to Ukrainians… You know how much baby formula you can buy with 40 billion dollars? None because it’s not a money issue, it’s a manufacturing issue…”

      Calling Crenshaw a “eye patch McCain” is unacceptable. Period.

    241. mnw says:

      NYC

      It seems unusual that the Isles would fire Trotz and then… replace him with his top assistant coach.

    242. Tina says:

      I think the bigger issue is why are their shortages? Who took down the abbot plant?

      Why do illegals have them?

      Why are Mexican/Canadian stores full of products.

    243. Cash Cow TM says:

      Busy helping (actually watching) Walt lay soe patio pavers today.

      He did good work.

      Meanwhile the Rooshans are still getting plastered in Ukraine.

      Klingon military equipment losses now:

      “Russia – 3675, of which: destroyed: 2034, damaged: 74, abandoned: 283, captured: 1284”

    244. NYCmike says:

      mnw,

      Not sure what’s going on, but if they are going away from how Trotz coached them, the players they have better get a lot better offensively than they have shown the last 3 years. Watching the teams in the playoffs, going up and down the ice with speed, not sure if the Islanders could have kept up.

      They didn’t make the playoffs, so like Bill Parcells used to say “You are as good as your record says you are!”.

    245. Tina says:

      Why is pawn Hannity even wasting time with this. She never entered the capitol. Why give her more attention?

      https://mobile.twitter.com/hodgetwins/status/1526391425331511296

    246. Tina says:

      Shh, did you know Tucker is a stooge of Pooty poot? I read it at the Hhr report.

      Julie Kelly ??
      @julie_kelly2
      ·
      1h
      So this kid was known to local authorities, is allegedly posting nonstop on sites accused of promoting “white supremacy,” buys firearms, conducts reconnaissance at the store—and no one hauls his ass in?

      And Biden and the Democrats are mad…at Tucker Carlson?

      Makes no sense
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    247. NYCmike says:

      “Say what you want about Crenshaw, you won’t see him featured on Russian state TV as propaganda puppet for Putin.”

      -This was lame the first time you said it, it’s lame now.

      Every time I have listened to Carlson, he has called out Russia for instigating the war and being at fault. He has also said we should stay out of it.

    248. NYCmike says:

      “So this kid was known to local authorities, is allegedly posting nonstop on sites accused of promoting “white supremacy,” buys firearms, conducts reconnaissance at the store—and no one hauls his ass in?

      And Biden and the Democrats are mad…at Tucker Carlson?”

      -And jason and Bitterlaw, oddly enough, haven’t called out the FBI for knowing about the kid but not keeping an eye on him……….oddly enough…….

    249. Tina says:

      I will bet some $$$ that the Fib knew about the kid shooter and “lost track of him.”

    250. NYCmike says:

      Tina,

      I thought that was reported already.

      If it wasn’t, I apologize for saying that.

    251. NYCmike says:

      Take that back. Local authorities had dealings with him prior, but I can’t find the link I saw earlier about the FBI knowing. I should have found that before making my comment.

    252. Tina says:

      NYC, you /we could be wrong/right.

      I say wait a few Days.

    253. NYCmike says:

      Good advice.

    254. jason says:

      I think Carlson is a Putin puppet and lapdog, that is why he is featured on Russian state TV as a propagandist for Putin.

      Why do you think the Russians put him on their TV?

      However, if you look at the thread above, I said accusing him of anything to do with the Buffalo shooting is ludicrous.

      I find it hilarious NYC and Tina, displaying amazing ignorance of the role of the FBI, want it disbanded. At the same time they want the FBI to be able to keep tabs on every kook in America. The hypocrisy is astounding.

    255. jason says:

      And jason and Bitterlaw, oddly enough, haven’t called out the FBI for knowing about the kid but not keeping an eye on him”

      Zzzzzzzz……

      Written by a moron who wants the FBI disbanded.

      You got to love it here.

    256. Tina says:

      Yup, we need the fib to target republicans and parents who protest or raise objections at schhol board meetings.

      Or best of all, to be Biden’s SS.

    257. Phil says:

      F Crenshaw.

      Hey, btw, has that big bad Russian military machine made it across that river yet? You know. On their way to conquering Finland or something. LOL

    258. Phil says:

      Let’s don’t disband the FBI. Who would keep tabs on those terrorist parents at school board meetings?

    259. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Every time I have listened to Carlson, he has called out Russia for instigating the war and being at fault.”

      And then he spends the rest of his time trashing the Ukraine. There is a reason Putin features Carlson on Russian television. Remember the time when Carlson accidentally blurted out that he supports Putin.

    260. jason says:

      Yup, we need the fib to target republicans and parents who protest or raise objections at schhol board meetings.

      Or best of all, to be Biden’s SS.”

      Zzzzzzzzz…… the FBI employs 35000 people.

      I guess they all belong to the Deep State.

      I read it here at HHR.

    261. jason says:

      And then he spends the rest of his time trashing the Ukraine. There is a reason Putin features Carlson on Russian television. Remember the time when Carlson accidentally blurted out that he supports Putin.”

      I doubt it was accidental. It is obviously what he believes.

    262. NYCmike says:

      “Remember the time when Carlson accidentally blurted out that he supports Putin.”

      -2018, or was it 2019?

      Totally different context than the situation we are facing now.

      And YES, at that time, with Trump as President, and Putin only doing things when allowed by the United States, I would say the situation at that time is one I would rather have………Ukraine NOT being invaded, gas at $2/gallon……that status quo of that time period (Trump Presidency) was better than we have now.

    263. NYCmike says:

      “Zzzzzzzzz…… the FBI employs 35000 people.”

      -Doesn’t this make Tina’s point?

      With so many employees, watch the evil, sick people who commit mass murder, and allow parents to question their school boards and voters to protest without being surveilled and bullied.

    264. Phil says:

      I guess they they all belong to the deep state.

      Enough at the top do.

      Ask General Flynn among others.

    265. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      258. “Hey, btw, has that big bad Russian military machine made it across that river yet?”

      That big bad 20th century Russian military machine got bested by the 21st century American/NATO tech based military machine. Really impressive isn’t it. A good investment by the U.S. and NATO.

      As Rep. Crenshaw stated: “Yeah, because investing in the destruction of our adversary’s military, without losing a single American troops, strikes me as a good idea.”

    266. mnw says:

      Oz sure sounded confident on Hannity tonight. I realize he has a lot of practice on TV projecting the image he wants viewers to see, but still. If he’s worried, he fooled me.

      Being on FOX in prime time the night before the election isn’t bad in & of itself.

      Asked about Barnutty’s anti-Islam tweets, Oz said he favors freedom of religion for all, basically. Not exactly a daring, newsworthy proclamation.

      It’s my impression that Oz is Muslim like Madonna is Jewish. Just a hunch. For all I know he may spend all his free time down at the mosque.

    267. Phil says:

      266

      Fine, So send send them another 40 billion in September…and then another 40 in January….and on and on. You got any limit? Just keep on printing? Print billions more? Inflation anyone or is everything about fricken Ukraine?

      Because if we don’t keep that $$ we don’t have rolling into Ukraine that Russian military machine will roll right into NATO nations. Right? Want to guess what NATO air power (Unlike Ukraine NATO would own the skies) would do to any Putin invading force? Think highway of death out of Kuwait. That’s even assuming Putin can scrounge up another invasion force to go anywhere. Enough with the Putin threat BS. His military is a joke.

    268. Tgca says:

      241

      Calling Crenshaw an “eye patch McCain” is unacceptable?

      REALLY?

      Next you’re gonna tell me calling Liz Cheney a fat skank is unacceptable too I guess.

    269. Tgca says:

      My view on evicting people for excessive profits to the extent they are forced to move far away or to bad neighborhoods that cause great societal impact that the state has to additionally fund is to also incentivize cities with state legislation to force rental properties be brought up to code when there are vacancies not meeting certain criteria.

      So if you want to evict a person to raise rental income by $1,000 monthly, be prepared to have your rental property inspected and brought up to code which can cost tens of thousands and take months to do the work and get the code paperwork approved and inspected before you can rent the property.

      So to get an extra $12,000 annually in income, you might have to spend $35,000+ that you can add to your property basis and depreciate over 27 years and not rent the property for 3 months while the property goes through the complete coding process.

      Fair is fair.

      Fair market value income in exchange for current safety code requirements.

    270. Tgca says:

      By the way, I spent $40,000 alone to put in hurricane windows and doors into a 3 BR house to give you an idea of bringing costs up to code once I made replacements because FL requires if you upgrade windows or doors, they are to be replaced with hurricane level code replacements to pass inspection.

      Due to the hurricanes of the 90s, all property owners in FL had to subsidize those hurricane losses in select areas for more than a decade regardless of where in FL you owned your home.

      Add another $30,000 for electrical and sewerage code updates and you could be looking at $70,000 to bring a home up to code just for those 3 major safety-related areas.

      This could be a financial boon for local contractors too to benefit local economies.

    271. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      269. Next you’re gonna tell me calling Liz Cheney a fat skank is unacceptable too I guess.

      Yes it is unacceptable.

    272. NYCmike says:

      https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2022/05/16/liberal-prochoice-yale-law-professor-roe-was-bad-law-and-the-alito-draft-is-constitutionally-sound-n2607270

      -Have to hand it to Mississippi, they really did a good job writing that new state law. Restrictive, but less so than many European countries which the liberals want to make us like.

      Combine that with 5 justices, 3 picked by………wait for it………President Trump, “CG”‘s favorite, and Roe and Casey may be overturned, giving the abortion issue back to the states, where it belongs.*

      *Not sure if this is good or bad for Republicans, but the way the Woke crowd overreacts it should work out OK for those who call themselves conservatives, Republicans and/or originalists.

    273. Tgca says:

      272

      How about a fat ho b*tch f*ckin’ skank?

      Is that unacceptable?

      …or maybe we can use a 4 letter word that starts with a “C” and rhymes with “runt” that McCain called his wife in front of staffers in the early 90s as reported in a book in 2008 that was corroborated by 3 reporters anonymously and that McCain deflected and did not deny when asked about it in an interview and which named staffers present never denied either.

    274. NYCmike says:

      https://notthebee.com/article/savage-clarence-thomas-to-media-i-will-absolutely-leave-the-court-when-i-do-my-job-as-poorly-as-you-do-yours-

      -Love this man!

      But, someone, please, get him off the Scalia diet onto the Ginsburg diet, or maybe on to Tgca’s?

    275. Tgca says:

      I don’t know how you incentivize homeownership among people making less than $50,000 annually when there has been a housing boom in south FL for 5+ years and costs keep going up in both purchases and rentals, by far the highest increases currently in the US the last year.

      Again, name one major US city that has expanded housing units significantly to accommodate the needy that resulted in rents going down so marginalized people could afford them.

      The only way I think you incentivize lower wage earners is not with home ownership but rental credits. In this case, $12,000 annually to subsidize increased rents. That means others pay for it while greedy landlords benefit.

      The 2008 housing crisis was a result of trying to incentivize home ownership for people who could not afford it before the housing market crashed before it failed big time and taxpayers had to bail out.

      Next idea for incentivizing please?

    276. Tgca says:

      Isn’t this the swimsuit addition Bitter loves?

      Cute face. Nice hair.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/jordan-peterson-triggers-the-fatties/

    277. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Few people outside of Finland know Helsinki has a massive bunker system the population could shelter in if the Russians attack.

      So while all military aged males are part of the military reserve, ready to fight the Russians; the civilian population can be ptotected in the bunkers:

      “The hidden city under Helsinki built for the nuclear apocalypse: Finnish city has 500 bunkers where the entire population of 600,000 people can shelter from the fallout of nuclear war for month

      500+ shelters 25m below capital can hold 900,000, more than entire city – with cafes and go kart track.

      Their doors are so thick a nuclear blast wouldn’t leave a dent, officials say of bunkers built during Cold War

      City dug 9 million cubic metres of bedrock – 50,000 double-decker buses, for shelters with weeks of supplies

      Helsinki’s 25 metro stations can also be transformed into urgent escape routes

      Emergency bunkers are receiving new attention as Finland’s NATO bid meets Moscow tough talk
      Kremlin has vowed ‘retaliatory steps’ including moving nukes closer to Europe

      But officials in Helsinki’s emergency unit say Finns are unfazed by Putin threats.
      Official tells MailOnline: ‘As a neutral country, we have always felt the need to protect ourselves – and we do’

      This is the incredible scale and intricacy of Finland’s thorough network of nuclear bunkers.”

    278. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      A Russian commentator actual spoke about how bad the new weapons and aid the U.S. was supplying the Ukraine would be for Russia on the Russian media.

      “But Khodaryonok continued on and painted an even grimmer situation for Russia. He talked about the vast supply of arms that are soon likely to be available to the Ukrainians.

      “But the situation from the overall strategic position is that the Ukrainian armed forces are able to arm a million people. They’re saying it themselves, that ‘for us, there’s no difficulty mobilizing a million people.’ The whole issue is to what extent they’re able to supply this army of modern weapons and military hardware. On their own, of course, they wouldn’t have done anything, but considering that the Lend-lease program is about to start functioning and the resistance of a single senator will be overcome quite quickly,” he said.”

    279. Tina says:

      First Malcolm nance and now Barry Mcaffrey.

      Caught pushing bogus Ukraine videos.

      https://thepostmillennial.com/msnbc-military-analyst-posts-video-game-clip-claiming-its-ukraine-war-footage/

    280. Bitterlaw says:

      Quick hits:

      Criticize Crenshaw all day if you want. Making fun of his war wound makes you a scumbag. Both can be true.

      Tgca’s posts about greed sound like an Occupy Wall Street rally.

      The same people who want to disband the FBI are also angry that it’s 35,000 members can’t track 330 million Americans. They also blame the FBI for the Buffalo killer rather than Buffalo and New York State law enforcement,

      Deep State? Zzzzzzzzzz

      Phil must think that the entire Russian army is in Ukraine. It is a fraction of its conventional forces. Finland and Sweden know that.

      I voted for Oz and Barletta. My first choice for Gov was McSwain but he is too far back and Barletta has a slim but real chance to beat impending train wreck Mastriano.

    281. Tina says:

      35,000 employees?

      Disgrace. Too bloaty and ineffective