Budd Leads Beasley In Two New Polls in NC

    In the wake of last week’s primary election in North Carolina, we have two new General Election polls for the US Senate where Republicans are hoping to retain this seat and right now, Republican Ted Budd holds a lead over Democrat Cheri Beasley. The polls come from Cygnal and East Carolina University.

    Ted Budd (R) 47%
    Cheri Beasley (D) 39%

    Ted Budd (R) 44%
    Cheri Beasley (D) 42%

    The ECU poll was done May 19-20 among 635 registered voters while the Cygnal poll was done May 21-22 among 600 likely voters.

    Posted by Dave at 10:06 pm
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    686 Responses to “Budd Leads Beasley In Two New Polls in NC”

    1. NYCmike says:


    2. Tgca says:

      Dos Bebe!


    3. NYCmike says:

      Smoke some Budd, baby!

    4. Wes says:

      From my vantage point, the ECU poll looks like the more accurate reflection of the current state of the race out of the two.

    5. Tgca says:

      It’s being reported that husband of TX school teacher killed in school attack has died of a heart attack.

      This is beyond sad. They had 4 children. Both parents now gone.

    6. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Nate Silver
      DeSantis and Trump now basically tied at PredictIt in likelihood of being the 2024 nominee.

      Not crazy IMO. Trump isn’t *that* far ahead of DeSantis in polls and it’s pretty even once you account for name recognition, which you probably need to do when looking at polls this soon.

    7. mnw says:

      After Cawthorn lost, a federal appellate court (CCA) ruled that he COULD be barred from running for Congress, if he had participated in an insurrection, i.e., J6.

      While this is a horrifying precedent, I’m just glad the GOP doesn’t have to deal with this as an issue in the midterms.

      I’m grateful to the NC GOP for closing ranks against Cawthorn & getting rid of him in the primary. The GOP took out its own trash & thereby prevented a DEM 3-ring circus. If Cawthorn had won renomination, and THEN the appellate court had ruled as it did, the J6 crud, which is now ignored, would’ve been born again.

    8. Tgca says:

      Actually, I think it would be an awesome opportunity for the courts to deal with trying to bar a CongressCritter from re-election using an amendment intended to address Civil War combatants from the south because it would force it up to SCOTUS.

      Cawthorn was neither charged or convicted of insurrection or aiding an enemy of the US. It is an unsubstantiated claim. It’s like claiming someone committed murder and therefore should be barred from office yet no charges of murder were ever filed and no murder victim is identified.

      Because this has ramifications throughout the US for more than 2/3 of the GOP that voted to halt certification, I think SCOTUS would have to consider an emergency appeal and I suspect they would strike this old language down on the facts here since it was meant to address Civil War combatants.

      I also think this would further energize the conservative base more than now because what’s at risk, nearly 150 other seats in the House.

      I think the GOP should force this up to SCOTUS before the midterms.

    9. Tgca says:

      This gets worse and worse.

      Police officers also reportedly entered the building and rescued their own children during this time.

      …and this is our finest? More like COWARDS! Afraid of being shot so they sacrifice the little kids?

      When questioned about the response by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Texas Department of Public Safety Lt. Chris Olivarez said that police were reluctant to engage the killer because they “could have been shot.”

    10. Tgca says:

      This idiot TX police lieutenant makes a cowardice senseless statement below.

      He suggests engaging the active shooter risks more lives but doing nothing saves lives?

      Complete IDIOT!

      Fire every single one of these COWARDS!

      They don’t deserve to be call police officers. They’ve disgraced the service.

      ” At that point, if they proceeded any further not knowing where the suspect was at, they could’ve been shot, they could’ve been killed, and that gunman would have had an opportunity to kill other people inside that school,”

    11. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      As indicated in Post 689 on the last thread, it took the police a little over five minutes from the original police call to hunt down and kill the shooter in the Trolley Barn Mall in Salt Lake City in 2007 — they following these guidelines:

      “Post-Columbine police training focuses on quick, tactical response, where small teams “go to the gunshots” instead of plotting the perimeter and waiting until the shooting is over.””

      ”In these types of situations, time is not on your side – it’s your enemy,” said Doubt, who helped conduct the mall simulation as a SWAT commander. “They’re trained to ask the question: ‘Is someone dying right now?’ If the answer is yes, they go in.”

      Yet, we have the example of the Orlando nightclub several years ago, where the police actually withdrew from the club, and waited outside while the killer went around and systematically killed anyone he found hiding, and now this travesty in Texas.

      Why is it so hard for liberals to understand that those of us who oppose gun control are doing it for a good reason?

    12. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      I never thought I would see armed Texans standing around while a gunman was killing children in a schoolhouse

      Something has gone very, very wrong

    13. Gordon Allen says:

      SDC: You think?

    14. Tgca says:

      The police station is less than 2 miles from the school.

      Why did it take 15 minutes for police to arrive, as reported?

      Were they on a donut break?

    15. Tgca says:

      It was reported that some officers retrieved their own kids from the school.

      I can’t believe this is true but if so and they held others back then this would be beyond shameful.

      I hope ALL the facts come out and police are held accountable if they behaved in a cowardly way.

    16. Meldrim says:

      Wes, in the prior thread you said that Chris Sununu vetoed the NH legislature’s congressional redistricting map after they “compromised” with him. That’s not an accurate assessment. The otiginal map created a GOP seat and a Dem seat instead of two competitive seats, and Sununu said that he’d veto any map that created a safely Dem NH-02, insisting that Republicans held both seats not so long ago and that they shouldn’t give up on either of them; surely the fact that Sununu carried both districts in his reelection played a role in his understanding of what the GOP could achieve. Sununu then proposed his own map that made minor changes to the current districts. The legislature ignored him, and the map that it recently approved moved around some cities from its original plan but still created a comfortably GOP NH-01 and a safely Democrat NH-02. It was no surprise that Sununu vetoed it.

      I think that the courts will make minor changes to the two CDs, and that the GOP could win both of the this November. If that happens, Sununu will be proven right. He’s not my favorite Republican, but he’s not a RINO, and his insticts are pretty good.

    17. Bitterlaw says:

      I know he is a flaming liberal but his war on woke culture is commendable. I will rent his stand-up routine.

    18. jason says:

      I also blame woke culture for police inaction, if that was the case.

      Cops are looking at all this anti-police hysteria on the left, and how cops are being pilloried and fired and sentenced for doing their jobs.

      At some point it is going to have a big impact on how they approach their work.

    19. jason says:

      Colin Kaepernick “working out” with Raiders.

      I bet Bitter can’t wait to watch him on TV giving lessons on race relations.

    20. jason says:

      Were they on a donut break?”


      That is taco country.

    21. jason says:

      police were reluctant to engage the killer because they “could have been shot.”

      That is like a soldier saying “I can’t go into combat because there is a chance I could be killed”.

    22. Robbie says:

      The Daily Caller says MAGA daddy will run in 2024 and will make 2020 a big part of his campaign.

      I can imagine his campaign slogan now. “Trump 2024 Because he really won in 2020”

      We can have DeSantis and attack Biden on inflation, gas prices, foreign policy disaster, or we can have an old lunatic, fool spend the next two years running the “2000 Mules” campaign.

    23. Tina says:

      Closing arguments in the Sussmann case, Clearly, he lied to the Fib.

      However, it’s a Dc jury with a Clintune judge.

    24. mnw says:

      FEED me! FEED me! FEED me!

      Let’s get it going, guys and gals!

      I CRAVE attention, & I always get what I want when I drop my little turds here.

      So please be sure to dispute every word of every idiocy I type… because that’ll teach me!

      Step up & be the first poster of the day to validate my existence & prove to me that I AM SOMEBODY!

      LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL!

    25. Tina says:


      Frank Luntz
      · 21h
      What gun measures do most Americans agree on?

      1. Raise minimum age to 21
      2. Universal background checks
      3. Restrictions on semi-auto rifle ownership

      It’s possible to set smart, sensible and responsible gun policy and still preserve the 2nd Amendment.


    26. jason says:

      Who wants to bet that Amoral Scumbag did not watch “2000 mules”?

      It’s ok, neither did anyone else at the leftwing cesspools he hangs out at.

    27. jason says:

      I can imagine his campaign slogan now. “Trump 2024 Because he really won in 2020”

      I like it.

    28. jason says:

      We can have DeSantis”

      That guy? The one you call a Trump clone, a bum and clown?


    29. Tina says:

      They will retreat and surrender

      Arthur Schwartz
      Until Hunter Biden is prosecuted for lying on his ATF federal background check form, not a single Republican lawmaker should get behind this expanded background check & red flag law nonsense. Let them prove it’s not political.

    30. jason says:


      That always brings a laugh.

      Reminds me of Bunu, who also thought he was a Republican and a conservative.

    31. jason says:

      Some dude killed by police in Toronto for approaching school with gun.

      Gun control really works, doesn’t it?

    32. jason says:

      MAGA daddy will run in 2024″

      Maybe Amoral Scumbag can come up with the candidate who is going to beat him in the primaries. I posed this challenge in 2020 and all I heard was crickets.

      But IF DeSantis runs against him in the primaries (I hope it doesn’t happen) and wins, here is the difference.

      I will support DeSantis in 2024 while Amoral Scumbag will be here trashing him 24/7 and supporting the Democrat. The excuse will be “he is running a bad campaign” or some BS like that, but the M.O. will not change.

    33. jason says:

      So please be sure to dispute every word of every idiocy I type… because that’ll teach me!”

      mnw thinks he gets to decide how other people should respond to given posts.

      Zzzzzzz….. LOL….. GFY.

    34. jason says:

      Tornado warning, taking shelter in basement. Wife refuses to allow llamas in basement, unbelievable cruelty.

    35. jason says:



    36. Bitterlaw says:

      How are the llamas?

    37. mnw says:


      Good news. Something has finally motivated Biden to visit the border!

    38. Gordon Allen says:

      DeSantis is running,and to win. But he has to to be viable for 2028.
      In 2026 two terms means he’s out as Governor of Florida.
      If he doesn’t run his last political run would be in 2022,and he would be out of the spotlight too long.
      And Trump,if he won would have a VP heir apparent.
      He is going to run in 2024,because he believes he’ll win,but also because he has to
      Trump will be 78 in 2024,and 82 in 2028. That’s way too old and people are looking for a younger candidate divorced from 2016-20 and the chaos,rightly or wrongly.
      If it were legal,I’d bet on it.
      I think the Party could unite around DeSantis, in effect a younger Trump without the history.

    39. Bitterlaw says:

      Gordon-Jason war about 2024 GOP nomination in 3…2…1…

    40. Gordon Allen says:

      Re: the $40 Billion military aid package to Ukraine actually appears to have only $6 Billion in direct military assistance to Ukraine.
      I knew 40 Billion was an incomprehensible amount for a country like Ukraine. That was right,but I imagined more than 6 Billion.
      It appears that between 9-15 Billion goes to replenish US stockpiles,at triple the amount actually expended.
      Does anyone smell ” graft”?
      Humanitarian assistance reimbursement for NATO costs and the like are included.

    41. Gordon Allen says:

      BTW, I noticed a map today- there are many- which seems to suggest the Russians have made some headway recently.
      If I were the Ukrainians I’d be a mite concerned about being enveloped( surrounded) in their eastern bulge.

    42. jason says:

      e: the $40 Billion military aid package to Ukraine actually appears to have only $6 Billion in direct military assistance to Ukraine.”

      I said that a bunch of times.


    43. jason says:

      If it were legal,I’d bet on it.”

      It’s perfectly legal.

    44. Bitterlaw says:

      Don’t tell Phil the Russians are “making headway.” He might think the Russian military is a threat.

    45. jason says:

      “jason says:
      May 13, 2022 at 9:10 am

      Neville Allen is full of crap as usual. The concept that Ukraine cannot “absorb” this package is not based on any rational foundation, it is 100% isolationist propaganda.

      The $40 billion is not all for weapons, I am sure Neville Allen never read what is in the bill before he wrote all that drivel above.

      “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.”

    46. jason says:

      jason says:
      May 16, 2022 at 10:56 am

      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.”

      So two weeks ago I was posting what Neville Allen is so “surprised” about….

    47. jason says:


      jason says:
      May 16, 2022 at 11:03 am

      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.”

      I hope anyone who still has the delusion Neville Allen is not a complete moron can finally put the doubts to rest.

    48. jason says:

      Gordon-Jason war about 2024 GOP nomination in 3…2…1…”

      The war is between Neville Allen and Amoral Scumbal. Amoral Scumbag is the one who thinks DeSantis won’t challenge Trump, I am no so sure.

      What I said is that IF Trump runs I hope DeSantis does not challenge him, because while I am fine with either one as President, I am not fine with mutually assured destruction.

      I don’t really have a dog in this fight, I won’t be voting in the R primary in PA. IF the primary was today and IF I was voting, I would vote for Trump. Ask me again in a year.

    49. jason says:

      Trump only a small favorite of getting nomination over DeSantis. That is probably more from a perception he will not run than that he would lose the primaries.

      These are bad odds either way, big gamble to only get 3-1 odds, too much could happen. However, if Neville Allen is absolutely sure DeSantis wins the nomination, he can triple his money. Legally.

    50. Gordon Allen says:

      Jason. Typical dishonest diatribe.
      I said it was Impossible for Ukraine to absorb and usefully use $40 Billion in arms. You said otherwise.
      As usual I was right,and you WRONG. Me 30,Jason 0

    51. Gordon Allen says:

      Jason so obviously reacts to facts disturbing his Dream World fantasy.
      Until I posted it you obviously believed/ supported 40 Billion in MILATORY aid.
      I knew for certain that was an inconceivable amount,without gross pork,and said so.
      Name me a single time( without lying) where you have been right,and I wrong.
      Just one
      Everyone here knows you’re around the bend about Ukraine facts. Try and keep your dignity and stick to subjects you might know a little about.

    52. Gordon Allen says:

      Abbott followed advice and now says he’s livid about being misled.
      Heads have to roll as a result.

    53. Bitterlaw says:

      How is Gordon so certain that Ukraine could not use $40 billion in military aid/weapons? I am sure it could easily use that aid since the Russian killers are still wreaking havoc on its territory.

    54. Tgca says:

      This is just sick!

      NYC ads promotes using heroin and says don’t be ashamed your using it, be empowered you are using safely.


    55. Tgca says:

      TX DPS now say it was the WRONG decision not to go in school. No excuse for that!

      Should have entered as soon as you can. Active shooter changes rules.

      No time to wait for battle perimeters.

      No need to wait for equipment.

      Engage active shooter and keep shooting until the subject is dead. PERIOD!

      Watch the video. His words.

      He throws on-site guy in charge under the bus.

      Totally different response than yesterday.

    56. jason says:

      Name me a single time( without lying) where you have been right,and I wrong.”

      Well, saying the Russians would never invade and saying the $40 billion was for arms.

      And then lying about it, as you usually do.

    57. jason says:

      Until I posted it you obviously believed/ supported 40 Billion in MILATORY aid.”

      No. YOU said it was for military aid.

      Weeks ago I set the record straight but you kept posting lie after lie.

      I posted everything above WITH THE DATES, because I knew you were going to try to “reinvent” yourself.

    58. Cash Cow TM says:

      Cow has concluded that00while there are many 18-21 yr olds who are emotionally stable–nobody under 21 should be allowed to buy, possess, own an AK 15 or whatever.

      There are too many 1-8-21 yr olds who are NOT emotionally/phychologically stable nor mature enough to own weapon like the one used by the TX shooler.

      At 18 allow them to buy a pistol and/or a long gun and/or a shotgun. At age 21 they could then purchase a gun like the one used by the TX shooter.

      Application of 21 yr. olds must have signoff by both parents, leader of the church they attend, local police, and a medical doctor stating they can find no criminal record, medical or psychological reason to deny the ownership of such a gun.

    59. Cash Cow TM says:


      1. Can’t image the mental anguish of the teacher who propped the door open must be going through.

      2. Hear where the “ban all guns and that will make gun crime violence disappear” groups are raising lots of immediate money on fundraising letters they are sending out. Maybe they can go buy 6 mansions like the BLM leaders did when they raised a ton of money after the death of George Floyd.

      3. Cow thinks Beto O’Roark mad a big blunder by his making an @$$ of himself at the press governor’s conference to inform the press of what happened.

    60. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      2022 #WYAL Republican Primary Poll:
      Harriet Hageman 56% (+30)
      Liz Cheney 26%
      Anthony Bouchard 12%
      Undecided 6%

      400 LV ~ 5/24-5/25

    61. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      2022 Generic Congressional Ballot Poll:

      Republicans 47% (+6)
      Democrats 41%

      2,500 LV ~ 5/22-5/26

    62. Tgca says:

      The challenge I have with limiting automatic rifles to those between 18 and 21 is does that mean they can’t serve in the military handling such guns as well?

      What about law enforcement? Officers vary by age in states so would an officer of the law not be able to handle an automatic rifle in their work?

      Would exceptions be allowed for the military and law enforcements not afforded every day citizens?

    63. Bitterlaw says:

      Saw my first anti-Mastriano ad from a PAC tonight. Repeated clips of him saying no exceptions for abortion. It will be a constant theme of the campaign. Maybe not decisive but constant.

    64. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason posted the breakdown of the $40 billion weeks ago.

    65. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      I have to admit now am having reservations about Trump running in 2024, when he will be 78 years of age. Likewise, his vendetta against Kemp and Raffensperger in Georgia blew up in his face — as did his Crawthorne endorsement. Maybe Republican voters in state races should have the right to decide who their elected representatives are, and that kissing Trump’s ring is not necessarily a prerequisite? Although I previously been a strong Trump supporter in 2024; am now at the point of feeling the need for a new candidate, who is not focused on past baggage. So am now leaning to DeSantis in 2024.

    66. jason says:

      Cow has concluded that00while there are many 18-21 yr olds who are emotionally stable–nobody under 21 should be allowed to buy, possess, own an AK 15 or whatever.

      There are too many 1-8-21 yr olds who are NOT emotionally/phychologically stable nor mature enough to own weapon like the one used by the TX shooler”

      But they are not emotionally stable or mature to go to war and fight using these weapons?

      Sorry, that dog won’t hunt. And what is the excuse for over 21 mass murderers? Are they more mature.

      If they can go to Afghanistan or Iraq or wherever they should be able to buy an AR-15.

    67. mnw says:

      It would be fairly easy to draft a law which forbids anyone under 21 from purchasing a firearm (which I favor), with a carve-out which would probably satisfy 90% of opponents to such a law:

      “Nothing in this act shall prohibit a person under 21 years of age from possessing or using a firearm for lawful sporting purposes, provided that such person is accompanied by a parent or lawful guardian.”

      Something like that.

    68. jason says:

      “Bitterlaw says:
      May 27, 2022 at 10:24 pm

      Jason posted the breakdown of the $40 billion weeks ago.”

      Yet here is what the pathological liar said.

      “I said it was Impossible for Ukraine to absorb and usefully use $40 Billion in arms. You said otherwise.”

      A liar always digs a bigger hole. If Neville Allen knew the 40 billion wasn’t for arms, why would he say it couldn’t be absorbed?

    69. mnw says:

      We already HAVE laws that allow 18-yr-old armed forces members to possess and use weapons, but still forbid them from buying booze.

      So what? We can pick & choose what minors are permitted to do.

      I don’t find the argument that “We can’t forbid 18-yr-ols from buying firearms when minors are allowed to serve in the military” to be persuasive at all.

      Yes we CAN do that! An 18-yr-old Army private can’t even buy mentholated snuff. Why is that a concern?

    70. jason says:

      “Nothing in this act shall prohibit a person under 21 years of age from possessing or using a firearm for lawful sporting purposes, provided that such person is accompanied by a parent or lawful guardian.”

      So they can be given such weapons to fight in wars when they are 18, are they going to be accompanied by a parent or lawful guardian too.

      Put me in the “10%” the opposes such law (although I bet more than 10% oppose it).

      Btw, we shouldn’t buy into the left wing BS that semi automatic rifles are “assault rifles”. That is designed to make them scary.

      If 18 year olds can go into the Army, they should be able to buy semi automatic weapons. Period.

    71. jason says:

      So what? We can pick & choose what minors are permitted to do.”

      18 year olds are NOT minors. The age of majority is 18 in 47 states (19 in AL and NE and 21 in MS).

      And btw, I oppose the alcohol laws too. If you can get married, have kids, fight in wars, etc. you should be able to buy a beer.

    72. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The problem I have with an over age 21 restriction is in rural areas of the West, where a lot of my work is centered, we have 19–21-year-old individuals who go into rural areas for work-related purposes — some of these areas are dangerous, and they need to be armed. In the Western states, it was very common to be armed at that age, and even younger. The nearest law enforcement officer often can be tens of miles away. Despite the prevalence of guns, including what are mischaracterized as “assault rifles”, states like Idaho. Utah, Wyoming have among the nation’s lowest murder rates.

    73. Tgca says:

      Sorry! But once you turn 18 your parent or legal guardian has no right to dictate what you can and cannot do legally if you’re of sound mind.

      Then I guess people that are 18 to 21 also need a parent or legal guardian to decide if they can join the military, or what job they can have, or what school they can attend, or how late they can stay out…

      The point is once you’re an adult at 18, your parents or legal guardian have no say so over your life unless you let them.

      It’s unworkable and silly solution to expect parents to chaperone young adults using weapons.

      That reminds me of another silly solution to societal problems like midnight basketball to keep kids off the street.

      Just feel good solutions that won’t change a thing.

    74. jason says:

      Outlawing guns for 18 years olds is a slippery slope the Dems will exploit to keep curtailing more 2nd amendment rights.

      It is knee jerk reaction based on two instances that do not represent what most 18 year olds do with guns.

    75. jason says:

      Yep, and the fact is that any 18 year old that really wants to use a rifle to shoot people will be able to get one.

      We should always go back to the fact that criminals, kooks and terrorists don’t care about gun laws.

      They only impact legal and law abiding gun owners.

    76. jason says:

      It would be fairly easy to draft a law which forbids anyone under 21 from purchasing a firearm (which I favor)”

      Yep, this is America now.

      It is always “fairly easy” to curtail individual rights and freedoms.

    77. Tgca says:


      I’m glad the vile shameless MEAT DEVOURER agrees with me.

      Restricting the use of firearms to above 21 and requiring parent chaperoning to use them if you’re 18 through 20 is idiotic and will never work.

      Many people at 18 are vastly more responsible and mature then people at 23.

      Also, as I previously noted it makes no sense you can use such weapons in the military or law enforcement if you’re under 21 but not if you’re a private citizen.

    78. mnw says:

      75 SDC

      We just disagree, although I respect your view.

      I’m not a 2A purist, and I believe there is a community interest at stake which overrides that of under 21 citizens in the states you name.

      I think it’s similar to the community interest which overrides the rights of homeless addicts to sleep in front of stores.

    79. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      I do not have a problem with an 18-20 year old being required to have a law enforcement background check; one or two letters of support from over 21 year-old adults vouching about their good character; or/and requiring them to pass a gun safety training class (where an instructor could get a look at them). These would all be reasonable safeguards.

    80. mnw says:


      Like everybody else, they are required to get background checks already, unless they purchase a firearm at a gun show.

      I don’t think the public will stand for the status quo just continuing unchanged.

      One can nitpick ANY change to the status quo, on the grounds that every change to existing firearms laws, however minor, will be unfair to some subgroup of lawful citizens.

    81. Tgca says:

      The problem with being 21 to use a weapon is the same as the problem with being 21 to drink. There are millions of people over 21 who drink and act irresponsibly with alcohol while there are millions of people under 21 who are much more responsible than their 21 year-old counterparts.

      The only way to address this issue is to address the root cause which is mental health.

    82. Cash Cow TM says:

      Also, is it standard proceedure to rest mass shooters to see if they have various illegal drugs in the1r systems?

      If not, there should be such a law.
      I think most would admit that almost ALL mass shooters are whacko mentally deranged sociopaths, psychopaths or whatever–regardless of age.
      And while I am at it, I do not think 18 yr. olds should be allowed to vote.

      And 18 year olds should not be allowed to buy alcohol, except beer. 21 for hard stuff (unless you are in a fraternity).

      I think history has proven that too many 18-21 yr olds abuse alcohol (and other drugs and substances that are illegal. Too many 10=8021 yr olds can’t handle that, but are constantly after getting high on something. They donpt drink like 18-21 yr olds did 50 years ago to get happy. Today their goal to get trashed and wasted.

      Yes 18 year olds can still join the military (and be in possession of weapons), where they will have a great deal of supervision and order in their lives while they train. 18-21 year olds can still become police officers–where they will (should) get full psych evaluations and lots of training.

    83. Cash Cow TM says:

      “rest” = test

      GFY if you have never typed with hooves.

    84. Cash Cow TM says:

      When Walt’s son’s were in their mid and young teens they took a hunter safety course (Walt took the course at the same time his boys did). About 40 people in the classes.

      Walt and his two boys scored the three highest grades on the hunter safety class.

      Another boy about 8 or 9 years was FOREVER accidentally pointing his rifle at others when he was turning around, etc. and everyone was jumpy–even though the guns were not loaded.

    85. Tgca says:

      The problem with SOME 18 to 21 year-olds having access to guns and not others does not take into account responsibility and maturity. Even under supervision of superiors in the military, law enforcement, or parents you cannot monitor 100% or guarantee anything.

      People in the military and law enforcement also suffer extreme stress, PTSD, and higher suicide rates than other professionals so that is a factor to consider too if you’re going to make exceptions.

      There are too many complexities to consider regarding why SOME 18-21 year olds should be armed and not others.

      To me, it’s more about mental health than age.

    86. GF says:

      WRT to limiting firearms by age, I propose 26 as the minimum age, with a caveat; if one is responsible enough to work and get their own health insurance vice remaining on their parents’ policy, they’re probably a responsible person in general. Make people grow up before conferring the benefits of adulthood upon them.

    87. Tgca says:

      Studies show school shooters average age is in their teens. Probably because school is a central area of their life whereas workplace mass shootings are not dominated by teens.

      Other mass shooters are older. A few studies documented about 25% of mass shooters are under 25. That means 75% of mass shooters are older.

      Should we make laws simply to protect children in schools from mass shooters under 21 but not children or adults shot in malls by mass shooters over 25?

      Again, this is a mental health issue and not an age issue.

      Malls can have armed security to address such attacks more quickly whereas schools do not. Perhaps we have to change our society to where school security needs to be beefed up just like we have to live with beefed up airport security.

    88. Tgca says:

      89. GF

      That doesn’t address the 75% of mass shooters who are over 25.

      Most workplace violence and mass shootings occur by people who would fit into the category of over 25 and working and having their own health insurance.

      These mass shootings result from mental illness. I don’t know how you detect that in society if it’s not something close family members and friends themselves didn’t detect.

      It’s like drunk driving. How do you police it? 10,000 deaths annually, with a few hundred involving kids, much more than mass shootings.

    89. GF says:

      As for mental illness, treat it seriously and stop normalizing it. No need to shame folks who have problems, but we need to just stop medicating people and calling it a day. CBT exists for a reason, but most people are too lazy or self-delusional to do the hard work.

      And bring back the state hospitals; some of us should not be out amongst normal society. Sad but true.

    90. Bitterlaw says:

      I am the most unforgiving poster here when it comes to drunk driving. There is literally no excuse for it. It is the easiest thing to avoid. You’re driving? Don’t drink until you get home. (Wes to remind me I voted for GWB twice more than 20 years after he stopped drinking in 3…2…1…)

      That said, if states want to drop the drinking age to 18, I am fine with it. Of course, more people will die but there are already 18-20 year olds killing themselves and others by drinking and driving. Lowering the drinking age AND severely raising the punishment for DUI should be linked.

      As for background checks, can the HHR gun owners explain why there should not be required background checks at gun shows when there are background checks at gun shops? That would be like saying you have to be 21 to buy alcohol at a liquor store but there is no age restriction to buy alcohol at a flea market or garage sale. Personally, I think most gun laws are generally useless but I wonder about the inconsistency. Law abiding gun owners don’t need the laws anyway to be responsible. Criminals don’t obey any laws.

    91. Wes says:

      You’re right, Bitter. It is hilarious you claim to be unforgiving on DUI while bragging about voting–TWICE–for the only head of state in human history convicted of DUI.

      Your stance would be more believable without the hypocritical GWB exception.

    92. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes- By your logic, you also support driving drunk since you voted for GWB twice. Ironic since you were seriously injured by a drunk driver. Of course, you also voted for GWB AFTER the Iraq war began so your condemnation of it is BS.

    93. jason says:

      As for background checks, can the HHR gun owners explain why there should not be required background checks at gun shows”

      “Law abiding gun owners don’t need the laws anyway to be responsible. Criminals don’t obey any laws.”

      Bitter answered his own question so I don’t have to.

    94. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason – I thought you were ok with current background checks.

    95. jason says:

      I don’t think the public will stand for the status quo just continuing unchanged”

      Who is the “public” exactly.

      If you mean those willing to be brainwashed by the MSM’s dishonest reporting on gun ownership, ok.

      If you believe in the 2nd amendment, then you should resist changes tha “will be unfair to some subgroup of lawful citizens”

    96. jason says:

      My kids were trained to handle semi-automatic weapons safely before they were 18. I was certainly comfortable with idea they could purchase guns at 18.

      mnw and others here that think it is ok for them to go into combat at 18 but not own a gun are doing what the MSM does best, making it about the gun, not the person.

      The Sandy Hook shooter stole the gun he used from his mother. So does that mean his mother should not be able to have guns?

      18 years is considered majority age in the US. I don’t see how it is constitutional to restrict their rights under the 2nd amendment.

      Alcohol is restricted? Yeah, that is wrong too. You can be a veteran of 2 combat tours in Afghanistan, you can pilot a helicopter, you can e married and have 3 kids, but you can’t by a beer.

      That really make sense to anybody?

    97. Tgca says:

      I will agree with my good Bitter on the drunk driving for the most part and even defend the war criminal GWB.

      Drunk driving can be avoided but often many people that get drunk UNINTENTIONALLY or had a few too many drinks where they’re even slightly impaired cause accidents. It’s difficult to make RATIONAL decisions while impaired and I see this different,y than those that drive drunk routinely.

      Surveys show like 50% of people have admitted to driving under the influence at some point which tells me it’s probably much higher.

    98. Tgca says:

      As for GWB, not excusing his behavior but he is one of the few that actually realized he had a problem, got help, and turned around his life so he could later go on and illegally invade Iraq and be responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths…but none by drunk driving.

      Hmmm…maybe it would have been better had GWB caused a drunk driving accident so he was NEVER POTUS and hundreds of thousands would still be alive in Iraq

      …and the world would no longer be facing catastrophic global ending in less than 11 years because thanks to President Gore….the president who not only gave us the internet but saved the world through his green initiatives and turned back global warming.

    99. Tgca says:

      These proposed laws are “feel good” measures but will not do much. Like my vile shameless Meat Eater friend says, criminals don’t obey laws.

      Significantly more kids die in drunk driving accidents. Should we ban alcohol for the better of society too? After all, precious lives will be saved if we do so.

      The mass shootings are a mental health issue. We should focus on protecting schools and ways of identifying and addressing those with mental illness. Often, we find these folks had extreme warning signs that went undetected.

      I don’t know how we police this but I know silly “feel good” laws will NOT solve the problem.

    100. jason says:

      Bitterlaw says:
      May 28, 2022 at 9:18 am

      Jason – I thought you were ok with current background checks”

      Current background checks? Yes, I believe you should have a background check for concealed weapon carry. I am ok with background checks for handguns and commercial weapons sales.

      I don’t support background checks for private sales. In PA private sales of handguns require a background check but not for long guns. I can live with that.

    101. mnw says:

      In addition to exempting hunters accompanied by a parent, a law banning those under 21 from buying firearms could also be drafted to include another carveout, i.e., to exempt armed forces members & veterans with an honorable discharge.

      I’m tired of all the ‘wag the dog’ exemptions by 2A purists– using a small discrete group of law abiding citizens (eg., armed forces members under age 21) to defeat ALL attempts to defeat new legislation in this area.

      At another site, a poster went ballistic about ‘red flag’ laws which would prohibit MENTAL PATIENTS from buying firearms, on the grounds that it would be unfair to combat vets who’d been treated for PTSD!

      If conservative legislators aren’t willing to agree to comparatively minor changes to existing firearms regulations, then we’re going to see the 2A gutted after a couple more mass murders occur at schools. And it will make the kinds of minor changes we’ve been discussing here look like small change indeed.

      If the GOP wants to dig in its heels on

    102. jason says:

      defeat ALL attempts to defeat new legislation in this area”

      Yes, lets defeat ALL attempts to gut the 2nd amendment.

      Kooks, terrorists and criminals don’t care about “new legislation”. All “new legislation” does is infringe on the rights of law abiding citizens and gun owners.

      “Minor changes” my ass. This is not a “minor change”. It is a slippery slope that will just lead to more useless “new legislation”, none of which will prevent ANY mass shootings.

      mnw might be fine with giving away his 2nd amendment rights because of MSM pressure.

      I am not.

    103. jason says:

      using a small discrete group of law abiding citizens (eg., armed forces members under age 21)

      Here is some news to mnw.

      76% of Army personnel are 21 and younger. Same for Air force.

      80% of Navy personnel are 21 and younger.

      We entrust the defense of our country to 21 and under but we want to trample on their 2nd amendment rights?


    104. jason says:

      If the GOP wants to dig in its heels on”

      By all mean, dig in your heels, defend the constitution.

      If that makes me a 2nd Amendment “purist”, guilty as charged.

    105. jason says:

      Government to 20 year old”:

      Here is a Abrams tank. $7 million. You can drive it in combat.

      Here is an Apache helicopter. $60 million. Go ahead, you can fly it in combat.

      Virginia class submarine. $ 4.8 billion. You can operate it.

      Oh, but by the way, sorry, you can’t own a rifle. Way too dangerous for us to trust you with it. When you are 21 you can buy one along with a beer.

    106. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      106. Also, 83% of the U.S. Marine Corp is below age 21. If your old enough to serve and fight, your old enough to drink.

    107. Tgca says:


      Exempting hunters accompanied by parents because MNW doesn’t like 2A purists? Oh that’s not discriminating at all.

      What’s next from MNW? Dictating free speech because he’s tired of 1A purists too that result in large protests where a few degenerates incite violence?

      Clearly this silly proposal is discriminating towards most if you allow only “certain” people to have rights under “certain” situations.

      So for AA or Latinos who have a high incidence of living in single-parent homes with no father to accompany them on hunting trips, they should be denied a right to own a gun or participate a constitutionally protected right others of better means and stability can participate in? Not discriminating at all.

      …and as if parents with guns are responsible.

      Tell that to the family of Ahmaud Arbery who was shot to death by a father/son duo. I guessed the father/son acted responsibly with their guns…riiiiiiiight?

      Tell that to the family of those killed by sick kids with parents that did not safely secure weapons their children got hold of and used to commit mass murder. That’s responsible parenting too I guess.

      Silly, “feel good” solutions from people who wish to trample on the US Constitution but will be the first to freak out if you try to limit their rights but are fine with limiting other’s rights.

      How about this MNW? Most mass shootings are by Caucasian men over 25. Why not take away guns from all Caucasian men over 25 too?

    108. Tgca says:

      My experience with those that are quick to judge all gun owners and lump them together are folks who either don’t own guns or live in areas controlled by Dems.

      I will say it over and over. Most kids are more likely to die from drunk driving than a mass shooter. Hundreds of children die annually from drunk driving, vastly more than mass shootings so it’s not even a close comparison.

      Would it not be a small sacrifice to make alcohol illegal to protect the kids in our society?

      Of course once alcohol is no longer available, drunk driving will stop IMMEDIATELY because irresponsible alcoholics will just give up their addiction to alcohol as well just like once you make new silly gun laws, criminals will obey them as well.

    109. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Generally the U.S. military will allow “underage” service members to drink if the country their stationed in has a lower drinking age — for example 18 in England.

      Agree with this proposal from about 2007:

      “A New Hampshire lawmaker wants to lower the drinking age for active-duty military members to 18, making New Hampshire the second state to consider such legislation this year.

      State Rep. James Splaine, D-Portsmouth, said his new bill would show servicemembers the respect they deserve for their work in the military.

      It seems hypocritical that we expect people to be able to make life or death decisions in Iraq, but in New Hampshire they don’t have the right or privilege to be able to drink,he said.”

    110. Tgca says:

      Ok. I’m over this retarded debate trying to stop mass shooting by the mentally ill by simply passing more “feel good” laws by those wanting to trample on the Constitution.

      I’m going tofu shopping before the stores run out.

      I reserve the right to come back later and mock the silly “feel good” proposals to stop the mentally ill from mass shootings.

      …and while we’re at it, let’s more pass “feel good” laws to make it illegal to rape people too so it cuts down on rape because we know that works too.

    111. Tgca says:

      I agree younger people tend to be more irresponsible with alcohol but that’s usually a right of passage in our society. Teens and early 20-something’s seem to find alcohol binging a fun pastime that the vast majority grow out of.

      Unfortunately, the mentally ill don’t grow out of their obsessions as they age.

    112. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Taiwan’s Coast Guard Tests Its Ability To Turn Cutters Into Ship Killers.In what could be a very useful capability if an invasion kicked-off, the Taiwanese Coast Guard conducted live-fire drills with anti-ship missiles.”

      Who do the Taiwanese think they are –Ukrainians?

    113. Cash Cow TM says:


      13 stories about Hollywood/Moovie stars
      12 about stories about TX shooting
      7 about animals
      4 about cars
      4 about various trials/parole board hearings

      In their top 73 stories this morning there are:

      0 stories about inflation
      0 stories on crisis of illegals at southern border
      0 stories about Build Back Better
      0 stories about Joe Biden or Kamala Harris

      BUT, they did find time to put up:

      1 story about Obama’s hair
      1 story about Princess Dianna’s hair
      1 story of how Lindsay Lohan says people mispronounce her last name
      1 story about what is means when your dog stares at walls
      1 story about does a glass of water ever go bad
      1 story of why you should throw away these 10 bathroom items
      1 story about wedding dresses

    114. Cash Cow TM says:

      OH, forgot to add that AOL NEWS has

      –0 stories about crime (other than the TX shooter stories)

    115. Cash Cow TM says:

      Off to help Walt vacuum.

      (well actually to watch him vacuum.)

    116. jason says:

      What’s next from MNW? Dictating free speech because he’s tired of 1A purists too that result in large protests where a few degenerates incite violence?”

      Probably. If you are willing to sell out your 2nd amendments rights why not go ahead and sell out on 1st amendment rights too?

      After all, the “public is not going to stand for” this free speech crap anymore either.

    117. jason says:

      Also, 83% of the U.S. Marine Corp is below age 21. If your old enough to serve and fight, your old enough to drink.”

      And you are certainly old enough to own a rifle.

    118. jason says:

      How about this MNW? Most mass shootings are by Caucasian men over 25. Why not take away guns from all Caucasian men over 25 too?”

      Yes, after all this would just be a “minor change” in gun laws.

    119. jason says:

      Game changer?

      “A lot of “McCormick” labels on the products in my kitchen but no “Oz.” Bet accordingly.”

    120. Cash Cow TM says:

      Cow emailed Ted Budd and suggested a campaign slogan for him.

      “This Budd’s For YOU!”

    121. jason says:

      “A 16-year-old boy in Austin who said he saw Ramos frequently in Yubo panels, told The Post Ramos frequently made aggressive, sexual comments to young women on the app and sent him a death threat during one panel in January.

      “I witnessed him harass girls and threaten them with sexual assault, like rape and kidnapping,” said the teen. “It was not like a single occurrence. It was frequent.”

      Ramos was cutting his face up and threatening to rape and kill girls.

      But we should ban all 18 year olds from owning guns because of him.

      The MSM should be proud. Their brainwashing works.

    122. Wes says:

      I’m not the one who claims to have “zero tolerance” for DUI while proudly stating I voted for the only President ever to receive one, Bitter.

      You should admit your stance is zero tolerance for DUI for anyone other than GWB. I could at least somewhat respect making the hypocrisy of exempting GWB from your condemnation overt rather than feigning consistency in your beliefs.

    123. Cash Cow TM says:

      Any news from the Russia/Ukraine fighting recently in the Several Doughuts area?

      In the last 3 or 4 days I have had a shortage of delicious videos of Russian equipment getting blown to smithereens.

    124. Gordon Allen says:

      By definition ” mass murderers” are ” nuts”.
      There are way too many of them ” out there”,and have been since ” mainstreaming” them out of institutions became the rage.
      The difficulty is in defining/ evaluating dangerous conditions fairly

    125. Gordon Allen says:

      This latest case screamed for intervention. As have most before him.
      But didn’t he pass a background check? And legally owned a gun?

    126. Gordon Allen says:

      According to the WSJ ( and other sources(UK)the Ukrainians have been taking it on the chin recently . Seems the Russians are back to their 1943/44 tactics of wedging the defense back by localized concentrations on narrow frontages.

    127. Gordon Allen says:

      Reference to #126.
      These salami slice tactics are a problem.
      The Ukranians need to regain the initiative and counterattack,so as to prevent them.

    128. mnw says:


      Yes, and yes.

      A more thorough. expanded background check might’ve turned up some of the disturbing new info that’s come to light.

      I’d like to see Congress attack the school shooter problem holistically — address all aspects of it in one new law that could draw bipartisan support, because one party acting alone will never get anything passed.

      To include “hardening the target,” a la Ted Cruz; arming teachers; & adding SRO’s (school safety cops). DEMs are very cool to these suggestions. And ‘red flag’ laws, a la Dan Crenshaw’s proposals; and new restrictions on gun purchases by people under 21, with carveouts for hunters accompanied by parents, as well as members of the armed services.

      Only a law that contains some compromises might draw the necessary bipartisan support– and you still won’t get MTG or AOC or a lot of others.

      So… most likely scenario? Nothing whatsoever changes, & these mass murders at schools will become more frequent.

    129. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The Russians are making slow progress at a terrible price. The irony is they are devastating an area they claim is pro-Russian.

      “Air Vice-Marshal Sean Bell has provided his analysis on the crisis in Ukraine as Russian forces continue with their eastern offensive.

      He said the Russian advance in the east was now “more clinical” and “more focused”.

      “It’s pretty clear the strategy now is to take the Luhansk region and then take the Donetsk region and do it in bitesize portions along the way,” the military analyst said.

      Mr Bell went on to say that Russian forces had also taken the “strategically important” region of Lyman in the Donbas.

      He said: “That is strategically important because it’s got some rail networks through there and there’s also some bridges across the river which will be important for the next phase of the operation.”

      The military analyst added: “The Russians are making slow progress. It’s incredibly costly, it’s brutal, it’s almost medieval in the way they’re conducting it.

      “Laying waste to cities and laying waste to communities and a huge cost to people along the way.””

    130. Gordon Allen says:

      Yes. The Russians have given up grandiose ambitions,and are concentrating on tactical, not strategic objectives.
      It seems obvious to me they hope to form a solid land bridge to the CRIMEA,with enough depth to hold off Ukrainian offensives

    131. Gordon Allen says:

      I think the objective is then to present a fait accompi to Ukraine and the West,and offer a cease fire.

    132. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Guns Should Not Be In The Hands Of The Mentally Unstable,’ Says Senile Man With Nukes”

    133. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      134. You could be right. Putin is reported to have had a long talk with the leader of France and Germany about a potential cease fire.

      The question is how long the Russians can keep going? They have increased the age of military service up to age 50. Meanwhile the Ukrainians are still putting up a fierce fight — an NATO weapons continue to arrive. NATO might have threatened Putin that they might supply the Ukraine with more sophisticated weaponry that could be a game changer.

      The fact that Putin is decimating the Russian army and using scorch the earth tactics in a Russian speaking area that he claims should be part of Russia boggles the mind.

    134. mnw says:


      I agree. Fait accompli. Then they dig in & wait UKR (and NATO) out.

      Russia intends to accompany this with some low key ethnic cleansing, which is already in progress.

    135. Cash Cow TM says:

      “After 9/11 we did not ban airplanes.

      We secured cockpits.”

    136. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      I was about to post that it would not surprise me if the Ukrainians went on a counter-offensive in a place like Kherson. It appears they have:

      “Ukrainian forces have launched an offensive in the Kherson region, with Russian invaders suffering losses and defending on unfavorable positions.

      The press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said this on Facebook, Ukrinform reports.

      “As a result of offensive actions by units of the Defense Forces, the enemy suffered losses and started defending on unfavorable positions near Andriivka, Lozove and Bilohirka, Kherson region. Fighting continues. The Russian occupiers fired on civilian infrastructure outside the settlements of Prybuzke, Posad-Pokrovske, Blahodatne,”

    137. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Since the Russians have concentrated their forces in Donbas, the Ukrainians should attack elsewhere. Then do a slow strategic withdraw from the frontline in Donbas, inflicting as much damage as possible on Russian forces.

      If the Ukrainians retake Kherson, Putin would be humiliated.

    138. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      BREAKING – #Ukraine Armed Forces launched a major offensive to liberate southern #Kherson province, reports Gen. Staff of UAF. The Russian military units are retreating but currently trying to hold an intermediate weak defense line Andriivka-Lozove-Bilogirka.

      Glory to the Ukraine!

    139. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “It’s possible Ukraine’s 5th Tank Brigade led the assault. That brigade with its 100 or so T-72 tanks for three months helped guard Odesa, Ukraine’s strategic port on the western Black Sea, from a possible amphibious assault.

      But with much of the Russian Black Sea Fleet rusting on the seabed, Odesa isn’t in any immediate danger of a seaborne attack. Observers closely watched the 5th Tank, wondering when it might roll east to join the fighting around Kherson. That time finally may have come.”

    140. Bitterlaw says:

      125. Zzzzzzzzz. Wes will never respect me. I’m fine with it. I don’t want the respect of somebody who excuses every drunk driver but the one he voted for twice.

    141. jason says:

      Nothing whatsoever changes, & these mass murders at schools will become more frequent”

      Oh what BS. We have had millions of weapons in the hands of civilians for decades and decades. Have the guns suddenly decided to kill more people?

      mmw really believes the left wing and Dem hype that the gun laws being proposed will reduce mass shootings?

      Like I said, don’t think MSM brainwashing doesn’t work.

    142. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      BREAKING: Ron(“The Beast”) DeSantis wins again. His Florida redistricting map will move forward says a Florida Appeals Court. Injunction against it lifted. I doubt the Florida Supreme Court will take this case.

    143. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Have our good friends Corey and Robbie ever stated what they think of Desantis and whether they would vote for him in 2024 if he were the Republican Presidential Nominee?

    144. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      SDC & Others:
      This is not good news on the Ukraine-Russian Front. It may be realistic though.
      The Russkies will probably soon take eastern Ukraine and then start a summer offensive in and around Ukraine’s only port city, Odessa. The battle for Odessa will become the turning point of the war.
      If the Russkies prevail, Ukraine will become a landlocked, rump Nation. If they fail, they will retreat and end the war.

      US General Tommy Frank once said that air power and artillery alone will not win a war. To win a war, a Country must have boots on the ground. Ukraine’s soldiers are fierce and brave, but greatly outnumbered and cannot win a war of attrition.
      If Ukraine were to win this war militarily, it needs many more fighters. Unfortunately, only the NATO Countries can provide such a force. Do you want NATO to engage the Russkies on the ground in Ukraine?

    145. Bitterlaw says:

      I am sad and angry every time mass shootings slaughter innocent people. Nothing will stop it. Both can be true.

    146. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      For some reason, I cannot recall your writing about your anger and sadness every weekend when these figures are released:

    147. Tgca says:


      Funny you say that. I comment similarly to a friend of mine that frequently. The MSM likes to report 24/7 on mass shootings by the deranged making it into a story about “guns” instead of “crazy people.”

      But every weekend we have more young black men shot and killed in Chicago and it’s no big deal.

      Approximately 7,000 AA males are shot and killed annually. Where’s the outrage by the MSM?

    148. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Now, new data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the population of San Francisco did indeed decline significantly between July 2020 and July 2021.

      San Francisco saw a 6.3% decrease in population during this time, the largest percentage decline of any major metropolitan area across the country. It was also a much greater dip than other Bay Area cities. Daly City saw a decline of 3.2% and San Mateo fell by 3%.”

    149. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      147.I don’t agree. The Ukrainians are actually on the offensive from Odessa, and moving on Kherson. From Forbes:

      “But the Russian assault on the Severodonetsk salient may have come at a cost to the wider campaign. It’s possible the Russians have left the Kherson sector relatively weakly defended. As more of the best troops and tanks shifted north to Donbas, the Kremlin shipped in 60-year-old—and thoroughly obsolete—T-62 tanks as paltry reinforcements for the depleted southern forces.”

      Russia is deleting it’s store of military equipment rapidly, and has taken heavy casualties. Meanwhile, the Ukrainians are being massively resupplied by NATO.

      It will continue as a stalemate, but Russia will lose the logistics battle, If Putin can occupy the Donbas, then he may declare victory and seek a cease fire and peace agreement. But even in Donbas he is running into fierce opposition.

    150. Tgca says:


      Celebrities and companies pulling out of an NRA convention because a “madman” used guns to kill people that had nothing to do with the NRA.

      You either support the NRA or you don’t! These companies and celebrities should not be invited back to participate in the future when things quiet down.

      As some have noted this is like a truck manufacturer pulling out of a truck convention if someone uses a truck to mow down people in a mass murder.

    151. Bitterlaw says:

      SDC – Do you want a daily sad and angry report? I figured 19 dead children and 2 teachers merit special attention. Sue me.

    152. mnw says:


    153. mnw says:

      I guess my comment was moderated without telling me that’s what happened?

      I was trying to describe bipartisan Senate discussions about firearms legislation. Murphy & Cornyn are the lead negotiators.

      The info is out there. See Murphy interview with ABC’s Johnathan Karl, if interested.

      I’m not gonna do all that typing again.

    154. Tgca says:


      Me thinks my good friend Bitter, who has yet to send me an autographed copy of his 1st novel, has a point.

      We can be angry about both the loss of life and the ridiculous notion that we blame inanimate objects such as guns for the gruesome deaths instead of the evil perpetrators of violence.

      Me also thinks we continuously ignore the plight of poor minority men, our greatest at-risk groups who die at vastly significantly higher rates than any segment of the population while we as a society give it little thought.

      Every AA man that dies from gun violence in the inner cities was once a precious newborn baby who just got dealt a bad hand but society sees them just as another thug or unimportant being.

    155. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #152- SDC
      On both sides, it is oftentimes difficult to separate fact, fiction and exaggeration of events. As an example, today’s BBC daily update news disagrees with your Forbes news. Who knows?
      I hope you are correct that the Russkies will stop after taking Eastern Ukraine. In my opinion, they will try to take Odessa first and then declare the war over.

    156. jason says:

      See Murphy interview with ABC’s Johnathan Karl, if interested.”

      Murphy is a die hard opponent of the 2nd amendment, why would anyone be interested in his views? He already threw a shameful tantrum on the Senate floor, a real scumbag who wants to use a tragedy and dead kids to further his political agenda. You can’t go any lower.

      Cornyn is smart enough to know the Dems don’t want “common sense reforms” they want to gut the 2nd amendment and everything they propose is not designed to reduce any shootings, it is designed to attack law abiding gun owners.

      Cornyn is soon going to realize there is no negotiating with these people.

    157. jason says:

      Approximately 7,000 AA males are shot and killed annually. Where’s the outrage by the MSM?

      Their lives are not as useful for political purposes.

    158. Tgca says:


      Pelosi’s husband booked for DUI last night in Napa. $5,000 bail.

      We need to BAN ALCOHOL NOW!!!

      That will STOP DUI!

    159. jason says:

      Texas shooter’s mother says “he had his reasons for what he did”.

      I guess that explains a lot…

    160. jason says:

      Senator John Cornyn
      The second guessing and finger pointing among state and local law enforcement is destructive, distracting, and unfair. Complex scenarios require split second decisions. Easy to criticize with 20-20 hindsight”

      Zzzzz… wrong.

      Complex scenarios require sound decisions.

      Fixed it for you.

    161. jason says:


      “A US woman has fatally shot a man who opened fire on a crowd of people with a semi-automatic rifle in Charleston, West Virginia.

      Dennis Butler, a 37-year-old with an extensive criminal history, was killed after he targeted a group of around 40 people attending a birthday party.

      Police spokesman Tony Hazelett said the woman’s quick reaction saved lives and may have prevented a mass shooting.

      It comes amid a national debate over guns after a school shooting in Texas.

      Butler had driven by the area earlier on Wednesday evening when he was warned to slow down because children were playing.

      He returned armed with an AR-15-type rifle and opened fire from his vehicle on the birthday-graduation party outside the apartment complex in the city.

      Mr Hazelett told a news conference that the woman who fired back did not have any law enforcement background. She has not been identified.

      “She’s just a member of the community who was carrying her weapon lawfully,” he said. “And instead of running from the threat she engaged with the threat and saved several lives.”

      The woman remained at the scene after the shooting, and is co-operating with investigators.

      Charges will not be filed against her, police added.

      Butler was found dead at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds, police said”

    162. Bitterlaw says:

      There is no reason to ban alcohol. I don’t drink so I drive if my wife and I go out. She can drink and I drive us home. No problems.

    163. jason says:

      Maybe mnw can explain how banning guns from 18 yr olds was going to prevent this shooting by a 37 yr old with “an extensive criminal history”.

    164. jason says:

      I am safer driving with 2 drinks than my wife with no drinks.

      Yes, I will claim I was hacked if she reads this.

    165. jason says:

      60 minutes to do hit piece on AR-15.


    166. Tgca says:

      You guys JUST DON’T GET IT!!!

      If we just ban alcohol, we’ll all be safer and save lives, 10,000+ a year including hundreds of children that die from drunk driving incidents.

      Never mind that the percent of drunk drivers who cause deaths are a miniscule percent of the people that consume alcohol.

      That’s not the point! Like guns, if we just get rid of alcohol, the problem is solved.

      Very simple.

      Who could be against this common sense measure?

    167. Tgca says:

      Ok. We’re having a big loud thunderstorm right now. Not like those sissy little storms up in the northeast.

      The sky is booming and crackling like it’s Armageddon.


      Mother Nature just let a really big one rip and my dog has decided it’s time to climb up on the recliner and keep me company.

    168. jason says:

      We’re having a big loud thunderstorm right now”

      Yawnnnnnnn….Tgca is afraid of a little thunder and rain, Floridians really are a bunch of wimps. We actually had tornado warnings a couple days ago.

    169. Tgca says:

      I hope this storm stops soon so I can go to the pet store. I bought 3 small freshwater fish yesterday, of two different species, and brought them home and quarantined them from the rest of the fish, and one succumbed. Did not even last 24 hours.

      I knew she was not going to make it because she seemed stressed as soon as I got her home. I guess she did not like my driving.

      That’s the challenge with small fresh water fish. They can get easily stressed, especially when changing environments and they just get sick and go to fish Heaven.

      So far the other two, separate species, seem fine in their quarantine tank but we’ll see. Usually if they make it past a week, all is good but some get so stressed they screw up their immune system and can get sick from the littlest things that would otherwise not harm them and the impact can happen weeks later.

    170. Tgca says:


      We get tornadoes in Floreedah too, especially with big storms. We just don’t worry about them as they don’t cibcern us as much as hurricanes.

      I grew up in the northeast and the storm level there is nowhere near what we get in Floreedah.

    171. Tgca says:


      Cibcern = concern

    172. Gordon Allen says:

      Tommy Franks,Frank’s, that’s an accurate quote,is stuck somewhere between 1865 and 1914.
      We over ran Iraq in 1991 and 2003 with virtually no casualties because of Air Power and mobile firepower.
      The infanty assaults were where?
      Or against ISIS in 2017?
      Russia likely has little capability v Odessa.
      They’re establishing a solid front( if they can) along the Eastern corridor from which to obtain a favorable cease fire.
      The Ukranians really can’t afford an encirclement in East Ukraine,which I trust( hope) they appreciate.

    173. jason says:

      Sounds like Neville Allen’s most recent magazine edition thinks the Russians are a threat after all.

      Don’t have a video game report yet.

    174. jason says:

      Gay people are obviously not qualified to have pet fish.

      They need to be banned from owning them, otherwise we will continue to see the carnage that occurs almost daily at Tgca’s house.

    175. Tgca says:

      Lefty MA CongressCritter calls for disbanding the NRA “by all means possible.

      He said “the measures should include going after the membership…and naming and shaming them.

      So now you can’t even belong to an organization and they want to go after it members?

      You gonna round up 5 million people and put them in jail simply for belonging to an organized club?

      …and these Dems considers themselves freedom lovers who respect the Constitution?

      I’m not sure what Constitution this CongressCritter swore to defend but it doesn’t sound like the US one if he wishes to ban organizations and “go after it’s members.

    176. jason says:

      I’m not gonna do all that typing again.”

      You don’t have to. If the post appears in moderation, just click on the top left to the previous screen. Your post will be there in entirety. You can edit it for the offending word, you can even save it to a word file to work on later.

    177. Tgca says:


      Hey, my fish thrive compared to most.

      I take care of them very well. They get bottled water, I monitor the water quality a few times weekly, as well as do partial water changes to keep tanks clean with a healthy beneficial bacterial environment.

      They eat quality food and have the nicest aquarium comforts, including live plants.

      The dirty little secret you don’t hear about is that a high percentage of fish die due to the way they are captured, bred, or shipped. It’s actually sad. Distributors expect high levels of losses so they pack more together in stressful shopping practices and bank on the percent that survive to be sold.

      I saw a dead fish in a store the other day being picked at by other fish. I frequently see dead fish in pet stores and wonder why they don’t remove them ASAP because it’s not good for business.

    178. Tgca says:


      You can edit it for the offending word, you can even save it to a word file to work on later.

      Was an inappropriate pronoun used or something else offensive that is causing the moderation?

    179. jason says:

      Tgca is a heartless fish killer.

      Yet he whines about the slaughter of delicious baby lambs.

    180. Tom says:

      161. Well he is married to Nancy Pelosi.

    181. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “The Russian military is running out of modern tanks to deploy to Ukraine and is resorting to using antiquated T-62 medium battle tanks.”

    182. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Lavrov: Capturing all of Donbas is ‘absolute priority’ for Russia. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the occupation of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts’ entire territory remains the priority. He added that the residents of other Ukrainian regions would need to “decide their future” themselves. Since February, Russia has toned down its rhetoric, switching from an attempt to seize control over Ukraine’s entire territory to a more narrow focus on the Donbas.”

    183. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      158. New York Times today confirmed the Ukrainian attack on Kherson.

      “Ukrainian soldiers, seeking to spread Russian forces thin, launched a counteroffensive on Sunday in Kherson, the key southern city that Moscow considered so securely under its thumb that it had introduced the ruble.”

    184. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      158.Voice of America confirming Kherson counteroffensive:

      “Ukraine mounted a new counteroffensive Sunday to reclaim land around the southern port city of Kherson. Russian forces shelled targets in eastern Ukraine in an attempt to capture Sievierodonetsk, the last Ukrainian-controlled city in the Luhansk region.

      Kherson has served as a staging ground for Russian forces in southern Ukraine, the first major city to fall to Moscow’s forces as they swept north out of Crimea more than three months ago.

      But Sunday, the Ukrainian military said on Twitter, “Hold on Kherson, we’re coming.””

      For whatever reason, BBC not yet reporting it.

    185. jason says:

      Tom has a point.

      Even Bitter would start drinking if he was married to Nancy Pelosi.

    186. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      185. NATO weaponry will eventually prevail as Russians exhaust their weapon supply:

      -Part One-

      “Ukraine had been telegraphing the counteroffensive for days, though it had said such a maneuver would require the Western artillery systems promised by the United States and other allies. It was unclear on Sunday what artillery Ukraine was using in its counteroffensive.

      In a war that is increasingly becoming an arms race, powerful American-made howitzers reached Ukrainian forces this month, and Ukrainian troops recently received Harpoon anti-ship cruise missiles from Denmark. Ukraine’s defense minister, Oleksiy Reznikov, said they would be used to try to break Russia’s Black Sea blockade and to protect the port city of Odesa.”

    187. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      -Part Two-

      “Reacting to news reports that the U.S. is planning to send long-range rocket systems to Ukraine, a top Russian diplomat on Saturday called for an “end to the senseless and extremely risky pumping of weapons into the country.”

      On Friday, news outlets reported that the Biden administration is expected to send multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) to the Eastern European nation. Ukrainian officials have requested the weapons to attack Russians at longer ranges and threaten Russian logistics hubs and routes to slow their offensive in the Donbas region.”

    188. jason says:

      David Hogg and Joe Walsh are teaming up to gut 2nd Amendment rights.

      What a great team.

    189. Gordon Allen says:

      #185. That seems unambiguously clear. If they achieve 100 % control of Luhansk and Donets they will have a solid land bridge straight to the Crimea/
      I fully expect a Russian propaganda offensive, if and when that is achieved, aimed at a cease fire along those lines.
      That would seem their( reduced) definition of victory at this stage. In the big picture such an outcome, with NATO enlarged with new members, and Ukraine secure as a sovereign state, with entry into the EU apparently assured by it, and Russian forces shown up as quite limited, this would be a strategic defeat for Putin.
      It is telling that they seem to be settling for that after this loss of blood, treasure, and prestige.
      If they continue the war notwithstanding, it indicates a belief they can withstand a long war and wear Ukraine out, and likely expect more Chinese support than is presently assumed.
      I don’t think they will or can, but time will tell.

    190. jason says:

      a top Russian diplomat on Saturday called for an “end to the senseless and extremely risky pumping of weapons into the country.”

      As opposed to the senseless and extremely risky pumping of hundreds of thousands of Russian troops into Ukraine?

    191. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      192. Agree with Gordon. At this point it would be the sensible thing for Putin to do

    192. Tina says:

      Goober wants to give more $$$ to the corrupt fib.

      What a disgrace

    193. Bitterlaw says:

      A resolution with Russian troops still in Ukraine and in possession of Ukrainian territory is a defeat for Ukraine and a victory for Russia. There is no other way to spin it.

    194. Bitterlaw says:

      Tina wants to disband the FBI AND blames the FBI for not knowing about every potential school shooter before they start their attacks. Both can’t be true.

      On another topic, Top Gun – Maverick was awesome. Great follow up to the first one.

    195. mnw says:

      196 BL

      Agreed, & that’s how it will end, too. The only question is when.

      Then, Neville Zelensky will join the ranks of the Putin Appeasers…at least here at HHR.

    196. Tgca says:

      I’m wondering if Top Gun 2 will become an iconic gay film like the 1st one.

      Time will tell.

    197. Bitterlaw says:


    198. Tgca says:

      This is a good summary article that shows there have been 13 mass school shootings in 56 years. A tragedy but not like the gross negligent BS reporting the MSM and leftist politicians, and some cowardly GOPets push in an effort to roll back the 2A.

      It’s been reported 27 school shootings this year but that is extremely misleading because all of these except for one were isolated instances of drive by, accidents, or fights.

      A fight in a school parking lot between two people where one gets shot is not the same as a mass shooter, especially when a lot of these are not using AR-15 type weapons.

      Very dishonest reporting and the GOP should call it out ASAP. List every shooting and the circumstances, along with the type of weapon used and circulate it to the media and constituents to expose the lies. This can be done on 2 pages.

      This way uninformed people like some at HHR willing to surrender to those that want to trample on the Constitution and take away individual rights of the people can be relieved of their ignorance on this issue through education with facts and not hyperbole.

    199. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      I have no idea if Congress will pass any new gun control laws, but I do predict that June will be the all-time #1 month for firearms’ sales.
      What measures were passed in FL after the Parkland atrocity? Have they worked? I guess the GOP in DC believes that if FL can pass certain Rick-Scott gun control legislation in a conservative State and Scott then wins a Senate seat, then other conservatives can do the same on a National level.

    200. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      196. “A resolution with Russian troops still in Ukraine and in possession of Ukrainian territory is a defeat for Ukraine and a victory for Russia.”

      I don’t agree at all Bitter. Putin attempted to occupy all of the Ukraine and absorb it into Russia (his new Soviet Union). Most thought he would be successful — I was the poster who was telling people the Ukraine would fight back. Putin failed miserably. Even the Russians now admit the Ukraine will continue to exist as an independent nation.

      The question is if the supposedly pro-Russian part of Donbas and Crimea should remain in the Ukraine? As the Brookings commentary below states, if these areas want to be part of Russia, then it would be better to let them do so

      The irony is Putin’s military is devastating areas which have heavy Russian populations like part of Donbas, and Maripoul, which was majority Russian — including immigrants actually from Russia.

      Everyone (except perhaps Trump, Jr.) realized Putin is a major loon, and should do the world a favor and drop dead.

      “While Kyiv in March offered a proposal that suggested a readiness to compromise on Crimea, illegally seized and annexed by Russia in March 2014, Ukrainian officials now insist on full restoration of Ukraine’s borders as of 1991. The West should support that position and reject the Kremlin’s attempt to redraw international borders by force of arms.

      Whether Kyiv would sustain that position if the war drags on is unknown. Barring a total collapse of the Russian military (not to be excluded, but unlikely), it is difficult to see how Ukraine can muster the necessary leverage to regain Crimea. A senior Ukrainian official privately said in September 2014 that perhaps Kyiv should let the then-occupied part of Donbas go — “they don’t think like we do” — but he quickly added that no serious Ukrainian official could say that publicly and expect to survive. In a recent private discussion, a Ukrainian politician did not argue for giving up Crimea and Donbas but noted that regaining those territories would bring a liability: the return of three or four million pro-Russian voters, which would prove disruptive for Ukraine’s politics.”

    201. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #189 & 190- SDC
      A different perspective of the European War from Reuters courtesy of the Jerusalem Post:

      “Two civilians killed as Russian troops enter Sievierodonetsk – governor
      Russian forces pour resources into battle • City of Sievierodonetsk under assault • Ukraine pleads for more weapons from West • EU cannot agree on Russian oil embargo”
      By REUTERS, JERUSALEM POST STAFF Published: MAY 30, 2022 08:41
      Updated: MAY 30, 2022 12:47

    202. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #203- SDC

      Obviously, you believe in the Biden- Brookings Institute position that “little slices of Ukraine” like Crimea and Donbas are fine.

    203. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      204. There is no different perspective, the Russians are making gains in the east in Donbas where their troops are concentrated, the Ukrainians have begun a counter-offensive towards Kherson in the southwest. Two different battle zones.

      “Russian advances: Moscow’s troops are closing in on the centre of Severodonetsk, a key city in Donbas, according to the governor of the Luhansk region Serhiy Haidai. He described the situation there as very difficult.

      There has been intense fighting for weeks around Severodonetsk, which had a pre-war population of about 101,000, and neighbouring Lysychansk as Russia battles for control of the entire Luhansk region.”

    204. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      205. I believe that the local population should have the right to choose whether to be part of Russia or the Ukraine. There should be an plebescite in both Donbas and Crimea. It needs to be internationally supervised so that it is properly done. It’s time to end the warfare – which has gone on in the Donbas for over a decade.

      By the way, a large part of the Donbas Russian population (like Zelensky) prefer to be part of the Ukraine.

    205. Gordon Allen says:

      The Jerusalem Post has good info on the Russo/Ukraine War/
      A guess would be the Ukrainian counterattack near Kherson is a diversion to draw off some Russian troops from their concentrations in the Donbass/Luhansk areas.

    206. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #207- SDC
      Ok, this may not be a perfectly accurate analogy, but, in the 1930’s, the Germans used as their #1 excuse for invasion of their neighbors the unification of areas in those Countries with historical German majority populations.
      I do not agree with your position in #207.

    207. Gordon Allen says:

      As does the Times of Israel. Their reporters and commentators have covered conflicts extensively, unlike here in the US.

    208. Gordon Allen says:

      #209. The Russians wouldn’t agree to an internationally supervised plebescite, so in all likelihood that’s moot.

    209. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      GA & SDC
      Also from the Reuters/ Jerusalem Post article:

      “The past few days have seen initial signs of a potential Ukrainian counteroffensive in the south, where Moscow is trying to consolidate its control of Kherson province, captured in the early weeks after it launched its invasion in February.

      Kyiv says its forces pushed back Russian troops in recent days to defensive positions in three villages – Andriyivka, Lozove and Bilohorka – all located on the south bank of the Inhulets River that forms the border of Kherson.

      The Institute for the Study of War think tank said this Ukrainian counterattack so far did not appear likely to retake substantial territory in the near term, but could disrupt Russian operations and force Moscow to reinforce the area.”

    210. Gordon Allen says:

      #209. In fact the British and French BEFORE Munich had actually agreed that on “self determination” grounds the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia should revert to Germany(Bad Godesberg).
      This applied in effect to Austria as well.
      The difference there was the people in fact wanted to join Germany. This is not clearly true of these Ukrainian areas.

    211. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Institute for the Study of War: Ukrainian forces successfully conduct counterattack near Kherson Oblast border. The U.S. think tank reported on May 29 that Ukrainian forces successfully conducted a “limited” counterattack near the Kherson-Mykolaiv oblast border. It seems unlikely that Ukrainian forces will take back significant amounts of territory “in the near term,” but it may force Russia to deploy reinforcements to Kherson oblast, “which is predominantly held by sub-standard units,” and disrupt Russian operations”

    212. jason says:

      A resolution with Russian troops still in Ukraine and in possession of Ukrainian territory is a defeat for Ukraine and a victory for Russia. There is no other way to spin it.”


      The isolationists always want to surrender and capitulate Ukraine’s sovereign territory.

      The Russians have to at least retreat to the pre-war borders, which still leaves them in Crimea and parts of the Dombas that are presumably pro-Russian. We know there are are parts of the Dombas that are not pro-Russian. We know Kherson and Mariupol are not pro-Russian.

      Letting the Russians annex these areas and help them with their Greater Russia ambitions is a win for Russian and a loss for everyone else. It came at a heavy price?….zzzzzzz….for Putin a win is a win.

    213. jason says:

      205. I believe that the local population should have the right to choose whether to be part of Russia or the Ukraine.”


      Every country pretty much has minorities and/or separatist groups, it doesn’t mean you have to grant plebiscites to every separatist group.

      Should Hispanics in AZ, TX and CA have a plebiscite on whether they want to be part of Mexico if they want? Should native Alaskans be allowed a plebiscite on whether they would rather be part of Russia or Canada?

      Not to mention voting in areas under Russian control would NEVER be fair.

    214. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      My feeling is most Russian speaking areas in eastern Ukraine want to remain in the Ukraine. I doubt Putin would agree to a plebescite because he knows this. On the other hand my impression from having visited the Crimea some time ago is they don’t identify as Ukrainian.

      Considering the Russians have the weight of their army on the offensive in Donbas, and it is a slow go, says a lot. Ultimately it may come down to the Ukrainians continuing to get more NATO weapons, and the Russians unable to effectively resupply.

    215. SanDiegoCitizen says:


      “The Russians always employ the same tactics, firing for several hours in a row – four to five hours – before going on the offensive. Those who go on the offensive die, then there’s shelling again, then they’re going on the offensive again, and so on, until they penetrate through our positions. As for the corpses they literally walk on, I can say that it is quite hot now, the temperature is high, and there is a persistent morbid stench on the Sievierodonetsk outskirts. They don’t take away bodies,” the head of the region said.

      He reiterated that no good news is coming from Sievierodonetsk at the moment as the enemy is still advancing toward the middle of the city. “Now the fighting is very fierce, it continues in the city of Sievierodonetsk. The situation is still very difficult,” Haidai added.”

    216. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “The threat to Odesa region posed by unrecognized Transnistria has decreased after a mobilization campaign in the breakaway region failed. Locals feared that the area’s Moscow handlers could deploy them to the war with Ukraine as cannon fodder, while many potential recruits left the de-facto Moscow-controlled territory.”

    217. Tgca says:

      Jadon hardest hit!

      World Economic Forum Says Go Vegan: Eat Seaweed, Algae, and Cacti to Save the Planet

      Jadon needs to STOP being so selfish and destroying our planet with his VILE and VULGAR diet.

      Someone needs to provide Mrs. Jadon a copy of “Tasty Seaweed Recipes for Longevity.

      I would also recommend “Heart Healthy Yummy Algae Recipes.

      …and let’s not forget “The Joy of Juicing with Cacti.

      Excellent alternatives for the morbidly obese with 800+ cholesterol who can help save our planet before it’s too late given we got only like 11 years left at this rate.

    218. Tgca says:

      This is laughable!

      Justice Dept. to Review Response to Texas School Shooting

      I get the desire to understand what went wrong and determine lessons learned but MAYBE the DOJ should focused on cleaning its own house 1st before offering guidance on others.

      This is like Cuba offering guidance to the US on monitoring elections.

    219. Gordon Allen says:

      #212 supports my # 208. I don’t think that is a serious offensive near Kherson, but an attempt to divert Russian forces.
      If that succeeds it will show how thin the Russians really are, and how short of reserves.
      The problem with Severodonetsk is in juts far to the East at the nose of the Bulge, and the Ukrainian forces there are in jeopardy of being encircled.
      The chances of Ukraine recovering all their “lost territory”, if the Russians keep concentrated forces there, are about what the chances were of Putin’s Army sweeping through all of the Ukraine were: very low.
      That Ukraine is risking a lot to hold the forward edges of their line/territory suggests they anticipate at some point some “cease fire” in place, and want to hold as much as possible in order to maximize their bargaining position

    220. Bitterlaw says:

      It is not “lost territory.” It is lost territory. The “” is an attempt to minimize the destruction wreaked upon Ukraine by Russia’s invasion.

    221. Cash Cow TM says:

      Good article by Erik Erikson about the TX shooting and are the Ds looking for a solution or an issue.

      Funny that the Ds are always silent on the every weekend killings in Chicago, Philly, etc. but go ballistic when there is a mass shooting somewhere.

    222. Gordon Allen says:

      ##224. Crimea and the “separatist” areas of Eastern Ukraine were lost years before February 24( with no attempt to regain them). Thus the asterisk. The larger picture was set by Kissinger, who has spent 50 years trying to prevent/sabotage a Russia/China Axis. That was a prime motive for Nixon’s opening to China in February 1972, and US policy since.

    223. Gordon Allen says:

      In 1972 the USSR was the primary threat, not China, and the goal was to separate it long term from the USSR. Now the roles are reversed, and it is universally accepted in the National Security World that China is the rising, and Russia the declining one(all National Security reviews and Defense Strategy planning for the last 10 years). The aim now is/should be to wean Russia AWAY from China, not toward it.

    224. Gordon Allen says:

      In this worldview spanning decades into the future, Luhansk and Donets do count for little ;footnotes to history. Especially as Ukraine’s chances of regaining them are marginal at best, lip service to the contrary notwithstanding/
      At some point Ukraine’s interests, and those of the US/West diverge. Like now.
      If that offends your sensibilities, that’s unfortunate, but no one ever said National Security was for the weepy or soft hearted/

    225. Gordon Allen says:

      “Feelings” in no way should control foreign policy, except as it relates to the safety and security of your own people and nation. If roles were reversed, Zelensky wouldn’t care a dime for the US. He is rightfully a “Ukraine First “guy; we should be “US First” as well. not Ukraine uber alles.

    226. Gordon Allen says:

      “Feelings” in no way should control foreign policy, except as it relates to the safety and security of your own people and nation. If roles were reversed, Zelensky wouldn’t care a dime for the US. He is rightfully a “Ukraine First “guy; we should be “US First” as well.

    227. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Maybe this is just nuts to me?but an man dressed as an old lady jumps out of a wheel chair and attempted to smash the bullet proof glass of the Mona Lisa. Then proceeds to smear cake on the glass, and throws roses everywhere all before being tackled by security.

    228. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      GA and SDC:
      Should we or shouldn’t we send this weaponry to Ukraine?
      I would favor such a move as long as there was a disabling mechanism in the system to prevent Ukraine from launching against the Russian homeland without our approval.

    229. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Los Angeles County residents are paying a total of four increases in the sales tax, one-half percent each, to fund transit. Billions of dollars have been sunk into subway projects and rail lines, yet ridership on public transit is lower than it was in the 1980s when Metro was just a bus service.”

    230. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Isn’t it past time to say goodbye to this worthless organization?(H/T:Instapundit)

      WHAT COULD GO WRONG? North Korea Will Soon Chair U.N.’s Nuclear Disarmament Body.
      Leave a Reply

    231. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Ukrainians still on the offense in Kherson region:

      “During the successful offensive of the Defense Forces units, the enemy suffered losses and withdrew from the village of Mykolaivka, Kherson Oblast, which led to panic among the servicemen of other units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation”

    232. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      234. Sheeple, I agree with your position and conditions.

    233. Tgca says:


      … agree with your position and conditions

      Which position is that?

      Top or Bottom?

    234. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Memorial Day 2022: In honor of those who have fallen:

      “Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.”

    235. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      234. It appears to be where the U. S. is going:

      “Kyiv’s forces are already using US-delivered M777 howitzers, which have a range of about 25km (16 miles). But the MLRS would allow Ukraine to reach targets much further away than that.

      An M270 MLRS battery can fire a range of munitions, with the most advanced able to hit targets up to 300km (186 miles) away. However, it can also fire shorter-range rockets with a range of around 70km (43 miles).

      Limiting Ukraine to the smaller rockets could be a way for the US to avoid escalating the conflict, while still significantly improving Ukraine’s arsenal.

      A senior US official quoted by the Washington Post said the White House was comfortable with giving Ukraine the MLRS, but would withhold the longest range weapons compatible with the system.”

    236. Tgca says:

      Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
      Ha! Ha! Ha!

      Elite San Francisco school sees spike in D’s and F’s after dropping merit-based admissions

      This is how the US will fall behind the rest of the world in the future thanks to WOKEism.

      Can these failing students really lead the world to better technology and scientific development?

      Do we really want poor to mediocre students taking taking the spots of the more educationally gifted? Are these gonna be our future doctors and engineers?

      If so, why not do the same in sports? Let’s replace the athletically gifted with poor to mediocre peeps in the name of diversity and watch sports viewership decline too.

    237. Bitterlaw says:

      Gordon has no problem dismissing the suffering of others caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He is probably annoyed Ukraine has not surrendered yet so he can go back to playing his version of Risk.

    238. Tgca says:

      Should we not be concerned with suffering in all countries equally?

      People in Africa suffer far greater than the vast majority around the world from disease, starvation, human rights abuses, atrocities, etc but I don’t see the same level of concern for them that there is for Ukraine.

      What do you think is the reason for that?


    239. Bitterlaw says:

      Zzzzzzzzz. I responded to your stupid question 3 months ago. The idea that we can’t react to ANY problem if we don’t react to ALL problems is absurd. There is a significant difference between a war being waged by an expansionist Russia in the heart of Europe and your false premise designed only to justify giving free reign to Putin.

    240. Phil says:

      Let me know when big bad Putin actually demonstrates he can punch through the mighty Ukranian military machine.

      ……and the Russian military gets weaker by the day. Losses of men and material – reports now of up to 30,000 dead and 3,000 military vehicles lost by the hand of a weak military with no air power.

      NATO must be terrified.

    241. Tgca says:


      It’s not a stoopid question unless you don’t find it troublesome.

      Why are you so preoccupied with deaths in Europe but NEVER post about the continuous violence and slaughtering of innocent people in African and Asian countries?

      There’s got to be a reason you don’t seem to care about those deaths when in aggregate, the deaths in those countries outpace the recent deaths in Europe from the Russian invasion.

    242. Bitterlaw says:

      I will let you know when Finland and Sweden abandon decades of being opposed to joining NATO and petition for membership because they know Russia is a threat.

      They did.

    243. Bitterlaw says:

      If Tgclown wants to call me a racist, just do it. Why dance?

    244. Tgca says:

      Trudeau proposing legislation to ban purchasing and selling ALL handguns.

      …and people do not think there is a concerted effort by liberals and people in power to strip common folk of their rights?

      This is what communist and dictators do. Disarm the people first before enslaving them.

    245. Tgca says:


      I seriously want to know why you attack others here for their views but don’t seem to express the same concern for atrocities elsewhere in the world outside Europe.

      I’m not sure if it’s racism as much as unfamiliarity with world events or only concern with Western challenges.

    246. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Putin’s ‘Private Army’ Troops Fired for ‘Refusing’ to Fight in Ukraine

      Members of Russia’s National Guard, Rosgvardia, have been officially sacked after “refusing” their assignments to participate in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s internationally condemned military campaign against Ukraine.

      The Rosgvardia have previously been described as Putin’s “private army,” but a large group of the national guards’ members were fired after they rejected orders to fight in Ukraine. A military court in Russia’s southern republic of Kabardino-Balkaria assessed Wednesday that the sacking of 115 servicemembers was justified after they appealed the decision, The Moscow Times reported citing Agence France Press.”

    247. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      A summary from the Institute of War (ISW) of where things stand in the Ukraine:

      “Key Takeaways

      Russian forces continued to incrementally capture areas of Severodonetsk but have not yet fully encircled the city.

      Russian forces focused on regrouping near Izyum to renew offensives towards Slovyansk and Barvinkove and conducted only minor, unsuccessful, attacks.

      Russian forces are making incremental advances towards Slovyansk and seek to assault the city itself in the coming weeks, but are unlikely to achieve decisive gains.

      Russian forces in Kharkiv continue to focus efforts on preventing a Ukrainian counteroffensive from reaching the international border between Kharkiv and Belgorod, and Ukrainian forces have not conducted any significant operations in the area in recent days.

      The limited Ukrainian counterattack in northern Kherson Oblast did not take any further ground in the last 48 hours but has disrupted Russian operations. Russian forces launched several unsuccessful attacks against the Ukrainian bridgehead on the east bank of the Inhulets River.

      Mounting casualties among Russian junior officers will further degrade Russian morale and command and control capabilities.”

    248. Bitterlaw says:

      When a war rages in Africa or Asia that has an impact on our vital military, economic, and strategic interests, I will pick a side. For example, whenever a nation threatens the Suez canal, launch an attack.

    249. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      252. I am not aware of any African country invading another African country at this time. The OAS, which is made up of African nations, takes an active role in preventing African nations from fighting each other. The OAS and African nations have made it clear they do not want former colonial powers in Europe or Americans to intervene in Africa. (The French often still do).

      Each year the U.S. and Europe pour billions of dollars of aid into Africa, trying to address the continent’s poverty.

    250. Tgca says:

      I admit I was much more focused to what was going on in the Western world until living in San Francisco where 30% of the population is Asian and many people I came across were either 1st or 2nd generation Asian so often they exposed me to issues I would not have otherwise focused upon.

      I don’t think you can claim someone is RACIST just because they are culturally centric to their upbringing and what impacts their culture because if that’s the case then folks in Africa and Asia are also RACIST for being culturally centric to their experiences.

      Does anyone really think folks in Asia are concerned about the school shootings in the US or issues around diversity inclusion in school?

    251. Tgca says:


      I understand your view that you believe Ukraine is of strategic importance to the US. I think Ukraine is not of great strategic interest to the US.

      However, your point goes beyond strategic importance.

      You consistently challenge others based on the death and suffering of the Ukrainians by the Russian invasion which is a very valid point but why isn’t the death and suffering of others in the world by horrible dictators and evil people also not a major concern if the issue alone is death and suffering of the innocent?

      To me it’s like saying people suffering and dying of cancer are of greater concern than people suffering and dying from AIDS.

      I see no difference in the horrific impact both incur.

    252. Tgca says:


      So you equate suffering and death only with invasion and not other circumstances that are just as evil and wicked as what Pootin is doing?

      What China does to the Uyghurs is not as evil as what Russia is doing to Ukraine? What about how North Korea? Ethiopia? Syria?

      So to my point in 258, does your view suggest you agree like many that those that suffer and die from cancer are of more importance than those that suffer and die from AIDS?

    253. Tgca says:

      Update on Pelosi’s drunk husband.

      He ran a stop sign and crashed into another vehicle while driving drunk.

      Nancy Pelosi’s drunk husband Paul was five miles from his Napa home when he blew a stop sign while crossing a highway and crashed his new 2021 Porsche into a Jeep, the arrest report reveals.

    254. Tgca says:

      Crazy Nancy’s spokesperson said this about her husband’s drunk driving accident.

      “The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast.”

      So driving drunk and causing an accident is now a PRIVATE MATTER?

      I guess getting drunk and causing damage or harm to others is now a PRIVATE MATTER so people just need to mind their own f*ckin’ business. TYVM!!!

    255. Bitterlaw says:

      AIDS and Cancer are horrible deaths. Fortunately, there are increasingly effective treatments for both but still too many deaths.

      255 I am concerned about the death and suffering caused by horrible evil dictators. That is why I supported the war in Iraq and always will. Thank you for teeing that one up.

    256. Phil says:

      So the Canadian Marxist PM proposes legislation to bar all handguns in Canada.

      Well, at least, unlike Democrats in this country, he’s honest about the ultimate goal. I’ll give him that.

    257. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “President Biden on Monday took aim at 9mm handguns, appearing to suggest that the “high-caliber weapons” ought to be banned.”

      Unbelievably clueless.

    258. Meldrim says:

      SDC, the OAS is the Organization of American States (from Canada to Argentina); I think that you meant the OAU (Organization of African Unity).

    259. mnw says:

      262 BL

      I don’t know whether I stillsupport the war in Iraq or not.

      BUT, people who scream about W’s decision never, to my knowledge, reference the fact that U.S. troops in Iraq recovered artillery shells loaded with sarin — good to go. nerve gas. Saddam had previously gassed the Kurds. Also found were 5+ tons of yellowcake uranium ore– good for one thing only. And of course Saddam invaded what he was pleased to call Iraq’s !9th province, otherwise known to the world as Kuwait.

      If Saddam didn’t have weapons of mass destruction, all he had to do was cooperate with the U.N. inspection regime, but he demurred.

      All of that notwithstanding, with hindsight, a policy of watchful waiting regarding Saddam’s regime might’ve been a better alternative. But it wan’t a simple case of W taking us into war for no reason.

    260. mnw says:

      266 addendum:

      And if Zero hadn’t pulled the small residual force of U.S. troops out of Iraq? No ISIS.

    261. Tgca says:


      But you don’t explain why you support the overthrow of Saddam but not leaders in Ethiopia, North Korea, China, Syria, etc who also are evil and cause great suffering and deaths among their people.

      You are selective in who the US should invade and overthrow but you attack others as if you have the moral high ground on what constitute suffering and death that should require US intervention.

      This suggests you don’t treat suffering and death equally among groups which was my point in the 1st place so I think you boxed yourself in on that one.

    262. Tgca says:

      266. MNW

      No one said GWB took us to war for no reason. In fact, based on the exaggerations and manufactured lies and misleading the American people, we know the Bush admin, purposely planned to invade Iraq regardless of the evidence because they had a plan.

      Colin Powell made that clear in the later years when he stated they already made up their mind to invade even before presenting evidence before the UN or listening to counter intelligence from others that disagreed with the US position, and actually turned out to be accurate.

      I believe Powell and his chief of staff over the likes of GWB and especially Cheney. Powell faults Cheney and stated it was his office that put together the presentation they asked him to give to the UN because he was the most credible person within the Bush team. Powell realized later the evidence was not as it was promised to him. In other words, they misled him as well.

      Iraq was about trying to democratize the Middle East and give the US a regional economic advantage. It failed miserably and led to hundreds of thousands of deaths of innocent people.

    263. Tgca says:


      Bull dinky!

      A destabilized Iraq was already factioning and it was only a matter of time before ISIS or something like it raised it’s ugly head.

      As horrible as Saddam was, he was contained until GWB and Cheney went off on their EXCELLENT ADVENTURE trying to democratize the Middle East.

      They thought their idea of capitalism was enough to change 2,000+ years of regional history dealing with conflict and chaos.

      Their ignorance of the people and the regional history made fools of them and led to distrust of the US to this day.

    264. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Current Institute for the Study of War analysis of Ukraine conflict:

      “The Russian invasion of Ukraine that aimed to seize and occupy the entire country has become a desperate and bloody offensive to capture a single city in the east while defending important but limited gains in the south and east.

      Ukraine has twice forced Putin to define down his military objectives. Ukraine defeated Russia in the Battle of Kyiv, forcing Putin to reduce his subsequent military objectives to seizing Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts in eastern Ukraine.

      Ukraine stopped him from achieving that aim as well, forcing him to focus on completing the seizure of Luhansk Oblast alone. Putin is now hurling men and munitions at the last remaining major population center in that oblast, Severodonetsk, as if taking it would win the war for the Kremlin.

      He is wrong. When the Battle of Severodonetsk ends, regardless of which side holds the city, the Russian offensive at the operational and strategic levels will likely have culminated, giving Ukraine the chance to restart its operational-level counteroffensives to push Russian forces back.”

    265. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden’s latest interpretor:

      Michael McFaul
      Clarifying comments from @POTUS
      administration on #MLRS are more assuring. Ukraine will get new shipments of precision-guided missiles with longer ranges than Ukrainians have now, but not rockets that can strike deep into Russia.

    266. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      265. Correct, thanks for catching the error.

    267. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Real Clear Polling
      Trump Favorable/Unfavorable
      4/10- 5/24

      Favorable 44.1%
      Unfavorable 50.8

    268. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Real Clear Polling
      Biden Favorable/Unfavorable
      4/19- 5/24

      Favorable 43.6%
      Unfavorable 52.1%

    269. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      This is very sad, tragic and makes me angry! This weekend, 13 homicides in Philadelphia alone.

    270. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      276. Chicago had 10 shooting deaths, and a total of 52 people shot. Primarily South and West Sides. Assume mostly gang and drug related.

      The rate would drop substantially if “stop and frisk” was instituted again — as Guliani did in NYC several decades ago.

    271. Phil says:

      All those gun fatalities would go away if we could get the guns. The Canadian PM has the right idea.

      The answer in the US is repeal the 2nd Amendment.

    272. DW says:

      The Mets have scored 62 runs in the last seven games, and somehow they still managed to lose two of those seven games, one of them a 13-12 loss.

    273. Phil says:

      Oil futures are a hoot this morning.

      Right around $123 a barrel.

    274. jason says:

      It’s the AR-15’s fault.

      It’s the gun culture’s fault.

      It’s “he is under 12 fault”.

      “Disturbing new video obtained by The Post shows demented Robb Elementary School shooter Salvador Ramos grinning as he holds up a bag of blood-soaked dead cats.

      “The deranged 18-year-old gunman is seen smiling in the undated footage while sitting in the passenger seat of a pal’s car — holding up a clear plastic bag with at least two bloodied cats visible inside.”

    275. Phil says:

      The gun did it.

    276. jason says:

      As horrible as Saddam was, he was contained”


      Left wing propaganda. “Contained” my ass.

      He refused to allow confirmation regarding WMD by the UN inspectors. As GWB rightfully stated in SOTU “trusting in the sanity of Saddam Hussein is not an option”.

      He was diverting huge amounts of the food for oil program to develop and purchase conventional weapons.

      He was funding terrorists in Israel by giving money to the families of suicide bombers, which in turn created more suicide bombers.

      He was continuing to jail, torture and kill tens of thousands of opponents and Kurds.

      “Contained” my ass

    277. jason says:

      But it wan’t a simple case of W taking us into war for no reason.”

      Of course not.

      And Saddam had to be taken out, WMD or no WMD.

    278. jason says:

      don’t seem to express the same concern for atrocities elsewhere in the world outside Europe.”

      Hmmm… maybe Tgca approves of “concern” for the atrocities Saddam was engaging in and now supports the Iraq invasion?

      Better late than never.

    279. Tina says:

      It’s Pooty poots fault for the rise in oil prices.

      The gop-e told me so, Phil.

      Plus let’s give the corrupt, fib $500 billion more.

    280. Robbie says:

      Hey, Jason fraud. Your hero Trump just sent out an email to his followers highlighting a story that says Kemp’s victory in the Georgia primary was due to fraud. What say you?

    281. Tgca says:


      So Jadon has shifted his position that Saddam, needed to be taken out WMD or no WMD.

      So now it’s the role of the US to remove dictators?

      I have a list of about 30+ dictators to share with Jadon that the US has to remove from power if we can get him to sign off on it before we start invading these other countries.

    282. jason says:

      Soon bb’s will be “high caliber”

      “President Biden raised eyebrows on Monday when he spoke about what he considers sensible restrictions on “high-caliber weapons” in the wake of the horrific mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, last week.

      The president recalled visiting a trauma hospital in New York, where he explained doctors showed him X-rays of gunshot wounds that were caused by different firearms.

      “They said a .22-caliber bullet will lodge in the lung, and we can probably get it out — may be able to get it and save the life,” Biden told reporters outside of the White House. “A 9mm bullet blows the lung out of the body.”

      He went on to claim “there’s simply no rational basis for [high-caliber weapons] in terms of thinking about self-protection, hunting.”

      So while most Democrats have targeted what they call “assault weapons” in the wake of the mass shooting, Biden appears to be setting his sights on handguns, too, which isn’t the first time he’s singled out one of the most popular firearms in America.

    283. jason says:

      So Jadon has shifted his position that Saddam, needed to be taken out WMD or no WMD”

      Heh, I have been saying that since I got to this blog.

      You haven’t being paying attention.

    284. Tgca says:


      I was always against Saddam and his atrocities.

      I just do not agree in fabricating evidence and going to war for economic interests like democratizing a dictatorship country when the vast majority of the world does not support it, including our allies and there is credible evidence contradicting the US intelligence the war was based on in the 1st place.

      Let’s face it! The Iraq War 2 was all about GWB thinking he would be a hero to the world and make the Middle East a democracy and make his daddy proud. It failed miserably.

      Perhaps GWB should have started smaller. Perhaps invade and try to democratize Cuba.

    285. Tgca says:


      Ok. I will send you my list of 30+ other dictators the US needs to remove for your approval so you can start the invasion process.

      I’ll get on that right after I have my delicious grilled tofu and greens sprouts sandwich for lunch.

    286. Tgca says:

      Chicago suburb school to implement race-based grading system that will take into account skin-color and ethnicity.

      Students will not be docked for missing class, misbehaving in school or failing to turn in assignments,” because this “perpetuates inequities.”

      So what this really perpetuates is the idea that students of color are not as intelligent or disciplined enough to compete with peers in life.

      …and how does this prepare these students for the workforce and the real world where failure is weeded out for profits?

      Unfortunately, this is an ENORMOUS win for the bigots of the world who argue certain minorities are less intelligent and competent than others.

    287. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      288. Never thought I would agree with Robbie, but the fraud claim is nuts:

      “President Trump had endorsed quite a few candidates in Georgia, including David Perdue in the gubernatorial race with Brian Kemp, and Jody Hice in the race for Secretary of State against Brad Raffensperger. His endorsements were decisive in almost every political race in America this year. So why was Georgia such an outlier?

      Sure, Georgia is an open primary state — Democrats are allowed to vote in the GOP primaries there — but that’s not the real story. Look at the RCP polling average: Brian Kemp was getting 52% of the votes and his main challenger, David Perdue, was getting 38% of the votes just before the race.

      On Primary Day in Georgia, Kemp gets 74% and Perdue gets 22%. Nobody in any election in America gets 74% of the votes. Ever. It doesn’t happen.

      Obvious fraud.”

    288. jason says:

      “Your hero Trump just sent out an email to his followers highlighting a story that says Kemp’s victory in the Georgia primary was due to fraud. What say you?”

      I say “my hero” Trump sent an email “highlighting” (or what it just mentioning”) a “story” that “says” blah blah blah.

      Zzzzzzzz and GFY.

    289. jason says:

      Never thought I would agree with Robbie, but the fraud claim is nuts”

      Looks like you were suckered.

    290. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Sussman has been acquitted. BREAKING

    291. GF says:


      With that jury composition, are you at all surprised? Talk about a “jury of one’s peers;” heck, this was a jury of his friends!

    292. GF says:

      CCC (P)

    293. Robbie says:

      The Associated Press
      BREAKING: Michael Sussmann, the lawyer for the Hillary Clinton campaign, has been acquitted of lying to the FBI during the early days of the Trump-Russia probe.

    294. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      No surprise to me. I am surprised that it took the jury three hours to decide and not 3 minutes.
      Can Durham move the trial venue in the future to a more politically neutral location?

    295. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      May 31, 2022 at 12:16 pm
      Never thought I would agree with Robbie, but the fraud claim is nuts”

      Looks like you were suckered.

      – Trump pimping an Emerald Robinson story that suggested Kemp won because of voter fraud is the most Trump thing ever.

      You and he both seem to believe that when you’re in a hole, keep digging.

    296. Phil says:

      Anyone Durham goes after will be tried in DC.

      In other words, the entire worthless nest of the Clinton ring will walk.

      If you are Flynn or anyone else outside the elite circle tough titty.

      Two justice systems.

      It couldn’t be any clearer.

    297. Phil says:

      Robbie no doubt thrilled….but then he bought into the entire “Russian collusion” crap from the get go.

    298. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #301- Robbie
      Thanks for showing us that you do not read anyone else’s posts except those involving yourself since the news about Sussman was posted right above your #301.
      You seem delighted by the verdict. Correct?
      You are a phony and a loser!

    299. Robbie says:

      Erick Erickson
      Trump as conspiracist-in-chief isn’t helpful. He needs to retire the stolen-election schtick. It caused him to get his ass handed to himself in Georgia. Anyone who thinks the primary could be stolen like that is admitting Trump can’t win. Only he gets elections stolen from him.

    300. Robbie says:

      Sheeple,Jr. says:
      May 31, 2022 at 12:32 pm
      #301- Robbie
      Thanks for showing us that you do not read anyone else’s posts except those involving yourself since the news about Sussman was posted right above your #301.
      You seem delighted by the verdict. Correct?
      You are a phony and a loser!

      – When I see something that I believe is worth posting, I post it. If that bothers you, great.

    301. mnw says:


      My best friend lost a fraud/tax/conspiracy case, imo, because the court granted a defense change of venue motion to… the U.S. Virgin Islands! Some things V.I. jurors don’t like:

      1) white people

      2) cops

      3) prosecutors

      I believe the court moved the case to the V.I. (quite surprisingly) because it was complex, & it was going to tie up his courtroom for at least two months.

    302. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      May 31, 2022 at 12:32 pm
      Robbie no doubt thrilled….but then he bought into the entire “Russian collusion” crap from the get go.

      – I don’t really care one way or the other, but I know quite a few in this forum followed it closely.

      I’m more interested in MAGA daddy pumping out a nutty story from Emerald Robinson saying Kemp won Georgia’s primary because of fraud.

      I bet you’re looking forward to defending stupidity like that every day in 2024, right?

    303. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #308- Robbie
      Thanks for the confirmation of my first point in my post #306. Add shallow to your long list of foibles.
      Now answer Phil’s post about your being “thrilled” with the verdict.

    304. Bitterlaw says:

      mnw – I have a friend who is an actuary. He testifies as an expert in Federal tax cases. He has one trial which has been open for a year. The judge took evidence during 4 days. Then both sides hurl 500 page reports back and forth. Then more testimony. I don’t think the Judge is in any hurry to actually decide the case.

    305. Robbie says:

      Sheeple,Jr. says:
      May 31, 2022 at 12:41 pm
      #308- Robbie
      Thanks for the confirmation of my first point in my post #306. Add shallow to your long list of foibles.
      Now answer Phil’s post about your being “thrilled” with the verdict.

      – Shallow? No. I’m just not interested in wading through a lot of the drivel that often gets posted here. I can do without reading comments that are pro-Putin, or anti-Ukraine, or use the term GOPe.

      And if you had read my comment in 310, you would have seen I wrote I don’t really care one way or the other about the Sussman case. However, I know many here did so I posted it.

      That said, I am desperately sorry you were forced to read a comment of mine that was similar to yours. I can only imagine how difficult it must have been.

    306. mnw says:


      Big case? Big problem.

      Small case? Small problem.

      No case? No problem!

    307. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #313- Robbie
      C’mon Robbie, you know that every few seconds starting at 9:00 a.m. you kept hitting the Refresh button for the AP news looking for the trial news.
      Second, you and all of us here at HHR know that if the verdict had gone the other way, you would have NOT posted a word at HHR about the outcome.

      IMO, the outcome of this trial was as rigged as the results of the 2020 Presidential election in certain key States.

      By the way, have you seen the movie “2000 Mules”? If yes, your thoughts, please?

    308. jason says:

      It is ok with Amoral Scumbag that Comey, the FBI and the intelligence community spent years with bogus accusations against Trump, the ends justify the means.

      That is why he “doesn’t care”.

      Meanwhile Biden is out there saying thing that make no sense while desperately trying to undermine our constitutional rights, and Amoral Scumbag comes here to tell us about Trump quoting some guy’s article on the GA election.

      You can’t make this sh-t up.

    309. jason says:

      The chances of Amoral Scumbag ever seeing 2000 Mules are about the same as him ever voting for “Trump Clone, bum and clown” DeSantis.

    310. jason says:

      Who knew?

      Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev said that Poland is moving to seize territories in western Ukraine.

      He said that the partners of the “Kyiv regime” are not averse to taking advantage of the current situation to further their own interests and have special plans for Ukrainian lands.

      “Apparently, Poland is already making moves to seize Western Ukrainian territories,” Patrushev said.”

      I propose sending Ukraine MORE advance weapons so they can fight off both the Russians and the Poles.

    311. Tgca says:

      Shooting at high school graduation in New Orleans…

      It’s being reported a fight broke out in parking lot at a university hosting the graduation ceremonies.

      MSM gleeful of the timing…hoping for many deaths to make their case that only the liberal elites should have guns and not the peasants.

    312. DW says:

      “hoping for many deaths to make their case that only the liberal elites AND CRIMINALS should have guns and not the LAW ABIDING peasants.”

      I fixed it for you.

    313. Wes says:

      It’s sad when the MIGOP is so inept GRETCHEN WHITMER is reasonably popular in the state:

    314. Wes says:


      The Trump camp is now seriously trying to claim Brian Kemp stole the recent primary. Let’s just destroy any credibility we have with baseless claims:

      For the record, some of the Trump supporters on that thread are claiming Democrats got Kemp renominated. GA has no party registration, so no one technically belongs to any party. Also, GA has never had closed primaries, so it’s disingenuous to claim Democrats renominated Kemp by 50 points. Let’s also not forget Herschel Walker–who has led almost every poll against Raphael Warnock–won his primary with 69% of the vote. If I were a Democrat trying to influence a GOP nomination, I’d vote to force Walker and Gary Black to go to a runoff so Warnock would have a more battered opponent in November. It would have made more sense than helping Brian Kemp–who has also consistently led his general election opponent–win without a runoff against an opponent who would likely struggle in November but could make it easier for Abrams to win by draining resources from Kemp’s campaign.

      This is sheer insanity by sore losers.

    315. Gordon Allen says:

      #323. That’s why Trump will NOT be the nominee. He is past grievance obsessed,and it is not a good look at all.

    316. Tgca says:

      This is sooooo retarded!!!

      South Korean boyband opens WH press conference, introduced by AA WH press Secretary to comment on Asian hate crimes – which by the way, are committed mostly by AA. How ironic.

      Not one of these kids spoke English and one by one each of the 6 band members made a short statement which we have no idea what they said since there was no interpreter. For all we know they stated TRUMP WON or Let’s Go Brandon!

      What was the point of inviting Asian celebrities from halfway around the world? Were there no American Asians available?

      What’s next? Lady GaGa to panel a discussion with gubbermint experts on inflation because she’s rich and spends money and therefore has a complete understanding of economic theory?

    317. Tina says:

      So what deal has luntz tenant and Biden’s beitch agreed to on gun reform?

    318. Tina says:

      3 Hillary supporters

      2 aoc supporters

      1 corrupt judge.
      THAT is called Nullification.

      She didn’t care if he lied or if the lie was material.

      She disagreed with the bringing of the case.
      Quote Tweet

      · 3h
      DC Juror “There are bigger things that affect the nation”

    319. Tgca says:

      Director of Economic Council is soooo funny.

      Today he met with Biden and Federal Reserve Board chair and here’s his summary on addressing top economic concerns, especially inflation.

      1. Get qualified people on Fed Board to address economic issues

      2. Bring costs down for Americans

      3. Reduce deficit spending

      Yep! Dems are known for these things, especially the last two.

    320. Tina says:

      I am glad that the federal reserve chairperson is “independent” of the administration.

    321. Tgca says:

      Clearly this juror is a moron and should be ridiculed for her STOOPIDITY to publicly state what she did.

      So now the jurors decide what cases should and should not be prosecuted and what laws apply and not?

      Sounds like she and others may have disregarded jury instructions.

      Well, yeah, that guy stole one of the cars from the car dealer but they have lots of cars so I don’t think this car theft should have ever been prosecuted. There are bigger things that affect the nation.

    322. jason says:

      Kemp would have won outright with or without Dem crossovers, Ratsburger would have faced a runoff, but given the difference would have prevailed in the runoff too.

      They are both gutless and spineless weaklings that refused to stand up for election integrity because they were afraid of the MSM. If I lived in GA I would hold my nose and vote for Kemp, Ratsburger would be a “bridge too far”.

      The new GA election laws have not solved all the fraud issues in GA but went a long way in closing some of the practices that cost Trump the state in 2020. I wish we could do the same here in PA.

    323. Tina says:

      · 19m

    324. Bitterlaw says:

      Anybody want to buy a book?

    325. mnw says:

      334 BL

      Already ordered it.

    326. Tgca says:

      The vile and vulgar meat eater Jadon is gonna be sooooo jealous.

      I bought rainbow chard this weekend and made homemade roasted chard chips.


    327. Bitterlaw says:

      Thanks, mnw. Just need a few thousand more sales to make the best seller lists.

    328. jason says:

      “An Associated Press analysis of early voting records from data firm L2 found that more than 37,000 people who voted in Georgia’s Democratic primary two years ago cast ballots in last week’s Republican primary, an unusually high number of so-called crossover voters. Even taking into account the limited sample of early votes, the data reveal that crossover voters were consequential in defeating Trump’s hand-picked candidates for secretary of state and, to a lesser extent, governor.”

    329. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag and the Dems love Kemp and Ratsburger.

      What a surprise.

    330. jason says:

      Anybody want to buy a book?”

      I’ll take a free copy and write a review here in exchange.

      I wrote a review once for a llama husbandry book and they author said sales increased 30%. He had sold 20 copies and sold 6 more after the review.

    331. jason says:

      “I bought rainbow chard”

      Gayest post of the day.

    332. jason says:

      “WASHINGTON (AP) — Diane Murray struggled with her decision all the way up to Election Day.

      But when the time came, the 54-year-old Georgia Democrat cast a ballot in last week’s Republican primary for Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. While state law allowed her to participate in either party’s primary, she said it felt like a violation of her core values to vote for the Republican. But it had to be done, she decided, to prevent a Donald Trump -backed “election denier” from becoming the battleground state’s election chief.

      “I feel strongly that our democracy is at risk, and that people who are holding up the big lie, as we call it, and holding onto the former president are dangerous to democracy,” said Murray, who works at the University of Georgia. “I don’t know I’ll do it again because of how I felt afterward. I just felt icky.”

      Raffensperger, a conservative who refused to support the former president’s direct calls to overturn the 2020 election, probably would not have won the May 24 Republican primary without people like Murray.”

      Ratsburger is no conservative and he didn’t refuse to “overturn the election”, he refused to investigate obvious fraud.

    333. NYCmike says:

      Anybody want to buy a book?


    334. Bitterlaw says:

      NYC – Your wife might like it, too.

    335. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “The annual Democracy Perception Index, carried out after the invasion of Ukraine, covers 52 highly populated countries in Asia, Latin America, the US and Europe

      * * *

      Despite the mixed views about Russia, strong sympathy was shown for Ukraine. Most people surveyed in Asia, Latin America and Europe thought Nato, the US and the EU could do more to help Ukraine. In Latin America, 62% of respondents thought Nato has done too little and only 6% too much. In Europe 43% said Europe has done too little and 11% too much. In China, 34% said the US has done too much to help. Nearly half (46%) globally said that the European Union, United States and Nato were doing too little to assist Ukraine, while 11% said they are doing too much.”

    336. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The Brookings Institution polling has found an interesting nuance in polling regarding the Ukraine:

      “Views were also more favorable about imposing sanctions on Russia when it was perceived as being undertaken by the U.S. (78% of respondents favored this if so framed, compared to 66% if framed as being by the Biden administration; among Republicans it was 72% vs. 46% and among Democrats it was 87% vs. 84%).

      A similar trend holds when examining support for supplying Ukraine with military equipment and intelligence. 73% of all respondents favor this action when it is perceived to be undertaken by the United States, (63% of Republicans and 83% of Democrats), compared to 66% support among all respondents is seen as an action by the Biden administration (55% of Republicans and 80% of Democrats).”

    337. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      So the Democratic nutjobs in the New York legislature want to make it illegal for a citizen to have a bullet-proof vest. Are those on this board who want to appease the anti-2nd Amendment crowd going along with this also?

      “Other bills expected to pass the Legislature this week would ban sales of bullet-proof vests to people outside certain professions like law enforcement”

    338. jason says:

      NYC – Your wife might like it, too.”

      And with Covid around, she would need her own copy.

    339. jason says:

      NYC – Your wife might like it, too.”

      Sounds like a Neugenics ad.

    340. jason says:

      when it was perceived as being undertaken by the U.S. ”

      Some cheap partisan politics there.

      I don’t care if it is Biden or the US, just that the aid is given.

      And I am perfectly willing to credit Biden with giving the aid.

    341. jason says:

      Alito rules PA cannot count undated ballots on the grounds states cannot change rules after the election. While the ruling was specific to Lehigh County, it probably will apply to all counties.

      The automatic recount is not doing much for McCormick.

      “Crawford, Montour, and Tioga Counties were among seven that began before the holiday weekend, and they completed their recounts in a matter of hours. Bedford County finished Monday morning.

      Some results have shifted from the initial count, as expected, though in these smaller counties the differences were slight. McCormick picked up one vote in Bedford, one in Crawford, and one in Montour. Tioga’s recount didn’t change its initial results. Oz’s vote was unchanged in all four counties.

      Philadelphia began its recount Sunday afternoon and was basically done Monday, with just a handful of votes waiting to be counted Tuesday evening, after a mandatory waiting period. When elections officials announced the final results of the initial tally and recount, they had also changed only very slightly: Oz gained one vote, and McCormick lost two of them. (The city’s vote counts included undated mail ballots, though it did separate them out in the numbers it sent to the state.)”

    342. Tgca says:

      Sick Bish! She’s attracted to airplanes and wants to marry one. She claimed she was once attracted to a train too.

      Why do we waste time in society on these morons? It’s a form of mental illness that we should not tolerate and normalize.

      Just say NO!!! Tell them to go away.

      Identifying as an objectum sexual, meaning someone attracted to inanimate objects, Sarah Rodo of Dortmund, Germany, refers to the Boeing 737 as her “boyfriend” and desires to marry a toy replica of the plane someday.

    343. Robbie says:

      Chuck Callesto
      BREAKING REPORT: Trump Threatens to SUE PULITZER If It Does Not Take Back Prizes Given to NYT & WaPo for Disproven Russia Hoax Stories..

      – Thank goodness Trump has finally engaged on the issue that matters most to Americans. We all know inflation, high gas prices, the war in Ukraine, and covid restrictions pale in comparison to America’s concern over Pulitzer Prizes.

    344. DW says:

      The evil person who nearly killed Reagan and who ruined the life of James Brady to get an unconditional release.

      They are portraying it as though its long overdue and he was only still being held because it was a president he shot.

      Well what about Brady and the others he shot? He put a bullet through the brain of James Brady, confining him to a miserable life in a wheel chair and slurred speech.

      I had heard that when Brady died, they were going to up the charges against Hinckley to murder, because he died early due to the complications from his injuries suffered at the hands of this evil shooter.

      But now he walks free. Sick.

    345. jason says:

      SecYellen on inflation being transitory: “I was wrong then about the path that inflation would take. As I mentioned, there have been unanticipated and large shocks to the economy […] that I, at the time, didn’t fully understand.”


      So do the honorable thing and resign.

    346. Tgca says:

      Biden says US won’t try to oust Putin, months after saying he ‘cannot remain in power’

      HOLD ON!!! Not so fast.

      We have to run this by Jadon. I promised him a list of dictators the US needs to remove after the US invades their countries.

      I think Biden needs to seek the council of other war mongers before making these unilateral decisions.

    347. DW says:

      The Mets are having an incredible season. For example, in today’s game, Jeff McNeil, their regular 2nd baseman, who is batting .318 is sitting out of the game because his backup is currently hitting .365.

    348. jason says:

      BREAKING REPORT: Trump Threatens to SUE PULITZER If It Does Not Take Back Prizes Given to NYT & WaPo for Disproven Russia Hoax Stories..

      – Thank goodness Trump has finally engaged on the issue that matters most to Americans”

      Yeah, he should be more like Amoral Scumbag, who is here every day “engaging on issues that matter most to Americans”, right?

      That is why Amoral Scumbag has yet to make a comment on how the agenda he supports is doing.

      It’s a lot easier to talk about Trump than it is about Biden’s failed agenda, I can understand.

      And of course, Trump IS right, he should sue the heck out of the people who spent 4 years trying to destroy his presidency on bogus charges. Too bad he can’t sue Amoral Scumbag.

    349. jason says:

      . I promised him a list of dictators the US needs to remove after the US invades their countries.”


    350. Tina says:

      It’s surreal that the Russian hoaxer refuses to blame Biden for the sheotty economy and inflation.

      How is the mueller report doing hoaxer?

    351. jason says:

      I wish I could say I used to eat there but no more now that they are woke, but the fact is I doubt I have ever been in a Taco Bell.

      “As a brand that brings people together, the Taco Bell Drag Brunch experience is rooted in celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community and creating safe and welcoming spaces for all. To further its mission to break down barriers to education, the Taco Bell Foundation is supporting the It Gets Better Project with a grant to expand workforce readiness resources for LGBTQIA+ youth around the globe. Each Drag Brunch will have dedicated time spotlighting the It Gets Better Project and provide attendees with information on how they can get involved.”

    352. Tgca says:


      No problem.

      You want me to send you some of my homemade rainbow chard chips too?

      You need to get used to a vegan diet now that the World Economic Forum has recommended we transition to a vegan diet to save the world. Eat algae and seaweed for your protein needs.

    353. Tina says:

      3 Hillary donors.

      2 aoc donors.

      A friend of the defendant on the jury

      Judges wife works for one of the fib criminals.

      · 1h
      Sussmann Juror: “There Are Bigger Things… Than A Possible Lie To The FBI”

    354. Tina says:

      I don’t know why Durham even charged in dc and not Virginia

    355. Wes says:

      You need to get used to a vegan diet now that the World Economic Forum has recommended we transition to a vegan diet to save the world. Eat algae and seaweed for your protein needs.

      I’ll stick with the nice, plump, juicy, succulent ribeye I’m about to have for lunch, thanks, The.

    356. Wes says:

      It’s not as if the NCGOP needs them for victory, but the NC Greens will be on the ballot in November. I’m not upset:

    357. Tina says:


      Gallup poll: 77% expect economy to worsen— “Worst numbers in more than 10 years

    358. Phil says:

      Might make a difference, Wes. Don’t forget Beasley came within 400 votes of winning statewide in 2020. That scares the hell out of me.

    359. Wes says:

      I already told you why that was, Phil. No one in this state seriously thinks Beasley is going to be Senator. Thankfully Budd is taking the race seriously–as he should–but Beasley is no real threat barring the exceptionally unlikely circumstance of a major meltdown by Budd.

      It’s pretty much like the Burr-Marshall race of 2010. As confirmed by events following the primaries, Marshall was never a real threat to Burr though because she checked the boxes the Dems love, their party rallied around her in her kamikaze mission for a Senate seat.

    360. Meldrim says:

      Wes, that Burr-Marshall race isn’t over yet! Wait until Marshall starts running her ads ….

    361. Wes says:

      I remember that, Meldrim. Tom Jensen was single mindedly dedicated to seeing Marshall win till he finally had to throw up his hands and accept reality in his final poll.

    362. mnw says:

      368 Tina

      Fwiw, I think inflation has peaked. The core PPI (producer price index without food & energy) has been declining a little.

      I can see why 77% still expect the economy to worsen, tho. Food & energy are likely the major reasons, but those 2 items are so voluble that economists often ignore them when trying to predict where the economy is headed.

    363. mnw says:

      373 sb volatile

    364. jason says:

      You want me to send you some of my homemade rainbow chard chips too?”

      No thanks. I won’t be needing any kindling until the fall now.

    365. jason says:

      Johnny Depp wins his defamation trial.

      Hard to do since he is a public figure and had to prove malice.

      Maybe now people will be more careful about smears and wild accusations in their articles and op-eds.

      No, no holding my breath.

    366. Tgca says:


      Good for Depp!

      I agree with the vile and vulgar meat eating war-mongering ABORTION and illegal immigrant supporting Jadon.

      It’s wrong to defame people in public forums.

    367. Tgca says:

      So with these CongressCritters suggesting we raise the age to purchase rifles for adults from 18 to 21, then it should apply in the military as well.

      No adult younger than 21 in the military should have access to the same class or equivalent weapons with age limitations in the civilian world.

      In fact, why not raise the age to join the military to 21?

    368. mnw says:

      John Hinckley had all his civil rights restored today. He can now legally purchase another firearm, his unsuccessful attempted assassination of the president, & 20 years of involuntary confinement in a nuthouse, notwithstanding.

      Who needs ‘red flag’ laws? Thank God Hinckley’s 2A rights are safe, I say! /s

    369. jason says:

      I agree with the vile and vulgar meat eating war-mongering ABORTION and illegal immigrant supporting Jadon.”

      I guess that says a lot about Tgca.

      Who the f–k is Jadon anyway?

    370. jason says:

      Maybe they will let the guy who shot John Lennon out too.

      Oh wait, Lennon was not a conservative, I forgot.

    371. mnw says:

      If the U.S. doesn’t find a way to keep mentally troubled people like Hinckley, & the kid in Uvalde, from buying firearms, we’re all going to lose our 2A rights.

      Britain, Australia & now Canada (soon) all took away their citizens’ right to own firearms– Britain & Australia because of school shootings, & that’s also the reason for Trudeau’s proposed restrictions.

      We’re one or two more school massacres from seeing the same thing happen here. Our rights are no more secure than the rights of Britons & Aussies were. The liberals will find ways to do a “Second Amendment workaround” somehow, until they can repeal it altogether.

    372. jason says:

      The Depp trial will be remembered for the time Heard’s lawyer objected to his own question, calling it “hearsay”.

    373. jason says:

      mnw is afraid the US will lose its 2nd Amendment rights but is here trying to water them down and playing the Democrats game of incremental restrictions.

      That is why Rs should not make any “deals” on age of purchase, “red flag” laws, etc. NY already has restrictive laws on guns and the Buffalo shooting happened anyway. Same for Connecticut where Sandy Hook happened.

      Does anyone actually think the Dems just want “common sense gun laws”. Every time Rs blink there will be a new “common sense” law, which will apply not to kooks, terrorists or criminals, but to law abiding gun owners.

    374. jason says:

      The Constitution says Americans have the right to bear arms.

      It does not say the right to bear arms of the type Dems think are appropriate for hunting, or by the people the Dems think should be allowed to own guns.

    375. jason says:

      Biden begins his speech at Coast Guard Change Of Command Ceremony:

      “I’m gonna sit down. You probably wish I would. It’s a little warm in here.”

    376. jason says:

      In fact, why not raise the age to join the military to 21?”

      Marriage too. Takes a lot of responsibility.

      And children?

      No way. If you can’t buy a beer or a gun at 18, you certainly should not be having children.

    377. DW says:

      “John Hinckley had all his civil rights restored today.”

      And James Brady is still dead, and the last half of his life he was still paralyzed and spoke with a slur.

      James Brady got nothing restored today.

    378. Tgca says:


      Hey. We men have to stick together even if we have minor differences among ourselves as I noted in 377.

      I’m tired of this #MeToo movement with its ridiculous BS that all women be believed and are always the victim.

      Women, just as like men, cheat, lie, manipulate, and behave violently.

      Yes…and women hitting someone 1st is an act of violence and very common in spats between men and women. The fact that women may get hurt more often in such an encounters should not excuse the behavior of attacking someone in the 1st place.

      I grew up around many women who had anger issues and used physical abuse on their significant others, children, and others.

    379. Meldrim says:

      Poor Tom Jensen held out as long as he could, but eventually he had to throw in the towel and release a poll with Burr well ahead because he couldn’t lose all credibility in polling in NC (his home state, and where he claimed expertise).

      Jensen’s most egregious actions, though, took place in 2012, when he issued a rescue poll of Todd Akin showing him up 48%-47% or something like that against Sky Queen McCaskill, after his “legitimate rape” comments were publicized and he was down by 10% in every other poll, but a few days prior to the deadline for dropping out and permitting the GOP to nominate a replacement; that was the fig leaf that Akin used to claim that he still could win, and he refused to drop out, thus handing McCaskill another six years in the Senate. Later, Jensen all but admitted that he released a poll with an unrealistic sample just to convince Akin to stay in the race. Absolutely despicable.

    380. DW says:

      The Mets completed a 3 game sweep of the Nationals. Total runs in the three games were Mets 28, Nationals 5.

    381. Meldrim says:

      #383, Jason, to be fair, Heard’s lawyer objected to the answer that his witness gave to his question. Still hilarious, though.

    382. jason says:

      Should women be allowed to have guns?

      (CNN)Three people were shot after a high school graduation ceremony Tuesday on the campus of Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, officials said.

      One of the victims, an elderly female, has died, New Orleans Police Department Chief Deputy Superintendent Christopher Goodly told reporters.

      “There was a fight that broke out between apparently two females,” Goodly said. “Subsequent to this fight, subjects produced weapons, and shots were shot.”

    383. jason says:

      383, Jason, to be fair, Heard’s lawyer objected to the answer that his witness gave to his question. Still hilarious, though.”

      Did you see the tape?

      The judge says “didn’t you ask the question”? To which Heard’s lawyer says “oh, yeah” or something like that.

    384. Tgca says:


      Again, the vile and vulgar meat eater and I agree.

      There are an estimated 350+ million guns in the US.

      Good luck trying to take them away from US citizens.

      In this day and age, I pity the CongressCritters who vote to take away guns as they will be voted out of office very quickly and rightfully so.

      You want to change the right to bear arms? Change the Constitution and gather the 3/4 of the states needed to alter it…and good luck with that too?

    385. jason says:

      Btw, all media accounts phrased it that way “Amber Heard’s attorney objected to his own question”

      “During cross-examination of Ben King, Amber Heard’s attorney objected to his own question, claiming hearsay. King was visibility confused about the objection and the judge stated “wait, you asked the question.”

    386. Wes says:

      Jensen doubled down on saying Kay Hagan would win though in 2014, Meldrim. He released two final polls shortly before the election showing her up by 3 and 4 respectively even though she ultimately lost by 2.

    387. jason says:

      What the Dems are trying to do is use the old “never let a crisis go to waste” meme to get concessions from scared and spineless Republicans.

      Rs shouldn’t worry about polls on this. Not only are they agenda driven, they are skewed by the urban views in very liberal (and populous) areas. So while 90% in NYC and SF want to ban so called assault rifles, its going to be a lot lower in swing states.

      Rs need to stand their ground, they have the Constitution behind them.

      Unfortunately people like “all legal gun owners are criminals” Pat Toomey exist.

    388. mnw says:

      Even though I skipped every single story about Depp & Amber, & I mean ALL of them, I want to stop seeing their pictures too– so I can go back to forgetting those 2 airheads even exist.

    389. jason says:

      PPP-D has a basic narrative. All Dems will win or CAN win. Conversely all Republican CAN lose, even those heavily favored.

      That is the narrative throughout, only changes at the very end so they can claim some semblance of success on their final poll.

    390. jason says:

      Captain Jack Sparrow is an airhead?

      Who knew?

    391. jason says:

      Again, the vile and vulgar meat eater”

      Doing some hand formed rare half pound burgers on the grill. Topped with extra sharp cheddar, sliced red onion, pickles, and jalapenos. No tomato and lettuce BS. I am making six even though I know my wife will only eat one, sue me.

      Tgca would never eat a chemically laden fake artificial “Beyond Meat” burger again if he tasted one.

    392. Tgca says:

      I think the Depp case is a very important case for men’s rights. It’s bigger than him as an individual, regardless of his likeability.

      Too often in these high publicity cases, the guy takes the backseat to the woman because of the prejudice against men and the perception women are ALWAYS victims.

      She was shown to be a liar with violent tendencies in a very public trial and I think it will impact how people see her and her career.

      It’s about time!

      Men should rejoice in this step forward in equaling the playing field in the public eye in such matters.

    393. Tgca says:


      Oh puhleeeeeeez!

      I just snacked on homemade crispy rainbow chard leaves between thin sliced cheddar cheese.

      Top that Bish!

    394. jason says:

      I got a good review by my doctor last week. He said outside of cholesterol and blood pressure and a few other minor issues like that I was in good shape. He is a nice a guy and very attentive, even asked if I had a will. Very considerate, you don’t get doctors today that are that interested in your well being.

    395. jason says:

      Top that Bish!”

      Sorry I am not topping it with my succulent burgers, it would ruin them.

    396. jason says:

      Marines go full woke…

      “The U.S. Marine Corps went full-metal woke on Wednesday, the first day of June, acknowledging “Pride Month” with an image of a combat helmet decorated with bullets painted in rainbow colors placed on a strap, on which the words “PROUD TO SERVE” were emblazoned.

      Throughout June, the USMC takes #Pride in recognizing and honoring the contributions of our LGBTQ service members. We remain committed to fostering an environment free from discrimination, and [we] defend the values of treating all equally, with dignity and respect.”

    397. Wes says:

      Tgca says:
      June 1, 2022 at 6:12 pm

      Oh puhleeeeeeez!

      I just snacked on homemade crispy rainbow chard leaves between thin sliced cheddar cheese.

      Top that Bish!

      All too easy.

      Ribeye rare topped with Cajun seasoning accompanied by fries topped with cheese, chili, and onions along with garlic toast, all washed down with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon.

      I just made myself hungry again.

    398. jason says:

      “Crispy rainbow chard leaves

      “Rare ribeye with Cajun seasoning”

      I will go with Door # 2 please.

    399. Tgca says:


      If I could sell Jadon my blood pressure and cholesterol, he’d be a happy man but not so much Mrs. Jadon who is banking on an insurance payday soon as she piles more salty, greasy, fatty pork on Jason’s plate.

    400. jason says:

      Ma, that bait caught one of those heralded rainbow fish.

    401. Tgca says:

      Chard leaves have a distinctive yummy taste.

      Tomorrow I’m gonna make crispy kale leaves and roast Chinese eggplant.


    402. jason says:

      Hope is lands?

      “DOOCY: “Just so that I understand. The Treasury Secretary says that she was wrong, but the White House was not wrong about inflation?”

      KJP: “Those are your words, not my words…we have achieved a historic recovery…hopefully that lands.”

    403. jason says:

      she piles more salty, greasy, fatty pork on Jason’s plate”

      I thought it was love….

    404. jason says:

      Chard leaves have a distinctive yummy taste.”

      Will have to take your word for it.

      My definition of yummy is the distinctive taste of babyback ribs.

    405. EML says:

      Bitter – someone will pay megabucks for that stove. Hold out for a good price. Some hipster in brooklyn maybe.

    406. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      407. “USMC takes #Pride in recognizing and honoring the contributions of our LGBTQ service members.”

      As someone who lives close to several major Marine bases, can tell you it would surprise you how many gay Marines there are.

    407. Cash Cow TM says:

      I agree.

      Bitter’s Dad’s kitchen stove is a classic.

    408. Bitterlaw says:

      Thanks, guys. We are looking to sell it.

      Walt said the Franklin stovee was a game changer.

    409. Tgca says:

      It’s absurd that the USMC has to recognize gay pride.

      It’s woke BS!

      Why not Asian pride?
      White not a Latino pride?
      Why not Jewish pride?
      Why not Italian pride?

      These groups are all significantly larger in our society then gays but they don’t get to celebrate their pride?

      Why do we have to celebrate ANY pride in the military?

    410. jason says:

      Where is the stove?

    411. jason says:

      Llama herder pride!

    412. jason says:

      Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady just beat Patrick Mahones and Josh Allen on the last hole of match play.

    413. Tgca says:


      Quechuan pride!

    414. NYCmike says:

      What stove?

    415. NYCmike says:

      A Franklin stove? Missed that conversation.

      Good luck with such a find!

    416. Tina says:

      Greg Price
      Reporter: Why didn’t you move quicker on the baby formula shortage?

      Biden: “I don’t think anyone anticipated the impact of the shutdown of Abbott facility.”

      Reporter: “Didn’t the CEOs just tell you they understood it would have a very big impact?”

      Biden:”They did but I didn’t”

    417. jason says:

      Zzzzzzz…. what “experts”?

      “Experts have warned that Russia will likely deploy its cyber operations in the 2022 midterm elections, which may take different forms, including disinformation campaigns and election hacking. The experts also said that Russia’s playbook is to divide the U.S. along party lines and suppress voter turnout.

    418. jason says:

      If not for the Russians we wouldn’t be divided along party lines?

      And Neville Allen says the Russians are not a threat…

    419. Phil says:

      Yeah, what “experts”?

      That’s the deal. The mighty MSM just throws out statements like “experts have warned” and we’re all supposed to assume these leftists really are “experts”.

      What a joke.

    420. jason says:

      BIDEN: “The idea we’re going to be able to click a switch, bring down the cost of gasoline, is not likely in the near term. Nor is it with regard to food.”

      I am sure the Dems are going to love to run on that platform in November.

    421. Wes says:

      Herschel Walker was running such a good campaign before the primary. It’s not time to go into amateur hour after winning the nomination:

      Jobs, gas prices, and inflation, Herschel. Those are literally the only things you need to talk about besides Warnock’s multiple scandals.

    422. Bitterlaw says:

      I posted photos of things we are selling from my dad’s house. On FB. One of the items is a gas stove from the 1920s or 1930s. It has 6 burners and 3 ovens. It still works.

    423. Cash Cow TM says:

      1. Why is Janet Yellen?

      2. Can you ford a fjord?

      3. Amber Heard and Johnny saw….justice.

      4. Ah, Spring.
      Time for flowers warmer weather and mass shootings.

      5. Saw a headline that said “UKRAINE WINS…
      some qualifier match in world soccer or some other weird sport.

    424. jason says:

      I posted photos of things we are selling from my dad’s house. On FB.”

      Ah ok. I don’t have FB.

      The stove with that many burners and ovens might be great for a theme restaurant or hotels.

    425. jason says:

      1. Why is Janet Yellen?
      What would you do?

      2. Can you ford a fjord?

      4. Time for flowers and mass shootings.
      Mrs. Walt says no distractions, here is the to do list and make is snappy.

    426. jason says:

      Typo by Mrs. Walt. Make it snappy.

    427. ssq says:

      I don’t think anyone anticipated the impact of the shutdown of Abbott facility.”

      I think its great that Governor Abbott shut down his baby formula factory to make Biden look bad.

      God is a Republican so he will forgive him.

    428. jason says:

      Good news. Hopefully another MSM sycophant will bite the dust.

      “FLORENCE, South Carolina — South Carolina state Rep. Russell Fry has a double-digit lead on Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) in one poll as the embattled incumbent campaigns to keep his Grand Strand to Pee Dee congressional district after voting to impeach President Donald Trump.

      More than two-fifths (42%) of likely Republican primary voters would support Trump-endorsed Fry, a former South Carolina General Assembly majority chief whip, if the June 14 election were held today, according to a Trafalgar Group ballot test of the state’s 7th District published Wednesday.

      A quarter backed Rice, a fifth-term lawmaker and former tax lawyer who voted to impeach Trump over the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, the poll found. Other candidates, Barbara Arthur and Ken Richardson, notched roughly 10% apiece. Another 7% were undecided.”

    429. jason says:

      Gun grabbers hardest hit.

      “In the wake of the deadly Uvalde elementary school shooting, the heated topic of gun laws is once again a major forefront of people’s minds. Though a majority of Americans believe arming teaching will make schools more safe.

      A recent poll conducted by The Trafalgar Group, surveyed 1,091 general election voters and found that 57.5 percent of voters believe schools are somewhat or much more dangerous without teachers who carry a legal firearm and are properly trained Ito use it. This leaves just over a mere 30 percent who oppose it.

      While 67.5 percent of these voters are Republicans, almost half at 48.2 percent, are Democrats in favor of arming teachers”

    430. jason says:

      McCormick is down 922 votes prior to the recount. He is not gaining any votes in the recount with several dozen counties counted, and SCOTUS has stayed the counting of undated ballots, of which there are only 860. Of those, at most 600 are McCormick/Oz ballots. A few counties counted the undated ballots and set them aside, and they had about the same split as other other mail in ballots. Even with a very favorable split, say 60/40 (unlikely), McCormick would only gain 120 votes from the undated ballots. More likely he will gain 40-50.

      Time to concede.

      There is no way for

    431. jason says:

      to make up 900+ votes.

    432. jason says:

      McCormick should also pull his “every illegal ballot should count” suit as it only validates Dem fraud.

    433. jason says:

      Muy bueno.

      “LONDON — The U.K. is set to send multiple launch rocket systems to the Ukrainian military in a bid to help counter Russia’s brutal attacks.

      According to a statement by the British Foreign Office, reports CNN, the U.K. will provide Ukraine with M270 launchers, which can strike targets over 49 miles away. The advanced medium-range rocket systems will offer “a significant boost in capability for the Ukrainian forces.”

      Ukrainian soldiers will be trained in the U.K. on how to use the weapons system.”

    434. jason says:

      I guess a lot of this is happening in Russia.

    435. Phil says:

      Charlie Crist has announced he will ban “assault” weapons by executive action his first day in office.

      Two problems with that. He doesn’t have the constitutional authority to do that. The second problem is there won’t be any first day in office for ol Charlie.

      Should be interesting to see if Beto follows suit with this kind of pledge.

      That would be two examples of absolute desperation.

    436. Wes says:

      You know, Phil, it’s rare when I’m glad a Republican loses a Senate race, but I’m thrilled Bob Graham landslid over Weathervane Charlie in the 1998 FL-Sen race. Crist would have been another Jim Jeffords and made himself a huge headache for Senate Republicans.

      Although Mel Martinez and Marco Rubio could be somewhat disappointing as Senators, Martinez did prove while Rubio has proved far better than Crist ever would have been had he managed to unseat Graham.

    437. Gordon Allen says:

      #429.At least one poster here thinks China is not a threat, but a partner to show how “free trade” works to us.
      Neville Jason anyone??

    438. Phil says:

      Weathervane Charlie exactly.

      I remember when Crist originally was running in the Senate primary in 2010. Rubio then announced and overtook Crist in the polls. Charlie then went all over the state claiming to be “a solid Reagan conservative”. What BS. When that didn’t work he decided to run as an independent….and of course, morphed into a Nancy Pelosi lap dog.

      Pathetic. Good riddance to that phony. He’s the text book definition of the phony politician.

    439. Wes says:

      Supposedly the FLSC will not hear a new redistricting case, meaning DeSantis’ map stands.

    440. Tina says:

      Bad news about the Russian hoaxers attorney.

      Benny Johnson
      sentenced to four years in prison for defrauding Stormy Daniels

    441. Cash Cow TM says:

      Can you afford a Ford?

    442. Phil says:

      Does that mean Avenatti won’t be invited on the View any time soon?

      How about CNN? Wasn’t that his daily gig for about six months?

    443. Cash Cow TM says:

      Drug cartels in Mexico get $32 Million A DAY for their human trafficking across the U.S. border.

      $1 BILLION a month!

      $12 BILLION a year!

      U.S. failure to have any sensible immigration policy for DECADES to stop illegal aliens at the southern border making the drug cartel kingpins BILLIONAIRES!

      Over 100,000 fentanyl/drug overdose/deaths in U.S. a year. Most of the fentanyl is coming from China through Mexico.
      DAILY–let me repeat, DAILY interdictions of illegals who have criminal records for murder, attempted murder, child sexual assault, rape, gun crimes, etc. DAILY!

      How many illegal aliens DIE while crossing/after they cross the southern border?
      How many U.S. citizens DIE as a result of illegals crossing the southern border (car wrecks where a van with 30 illegals crashes into some hapless U.S. citizen/family and kills them all, crime, border agents dying trying to save drowning illegals, etc.)

      BIG problem within the illegal aliens/human trafficking is sex trafficking of (mostly) female illegal aliens.
      9 (or 11?) LEGAL ways for people from other countries to LEGALLY enter the U.S…


      And of course, the U.S. has to spend a fortune to educate the kids, provide health services, subsidized housing, food stamps, other government services. Clogging of the court system…


      Nations without secure borders are not going to last.

    444. Tina says:

      Hmm maybe we can elect a president that will take out the cartels? I know the mitchie wing will oppose.

    445. jason says:

      sentenced to four years in prison for defrauding Stormy Daniels”

      This was Amoral Scumbag’s paragon of virtue, the man he used as an example of honesty and integrity in comparison with Trump.

      Amoral Scumbags have special affinity with each other.

    446. jason says:

      U.S. failure to have any sensible immigration policy for DECADES to stop illegal aliens at the southern border making the drug cartel kingpins BILLIONAIRES!”

      Hey, but according to NYC, “WE ARE WINNING”!

    447. jason says:

      #429.At least one poster here thinks China is not a threat, but a partner to show how “free trade” works to us.
      Neville Jason anyone??”:

      Since nobody here advocates for the defense of Taiwan more than I do, how do I not view China as a threat?

      Free trade works for everybody.


    448. Gordon Allen says:

      Florida Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal of DeSantis supported Congressional map; 20-8 R.

    449. Gordon Allen says:

      Should result in at least a net gain of 4 GOP seats( if not more)

    450. Tina says:

      So very interesting. It appears that both hunter and xi Biden had a pornhubbbe account.

      I read here from the jebots that Biden was a man of integrity.

    451. Tina says:

      Jack Posobiec ??
      BREAKING: Trump endorses Blake Masters for AZ Senate

    452. Robbie says:

      Billy House
      Trump endorses Blake Masters in Arizona, explains: “Arizona is a State where the 2020 Election was Rigged and Stolen, and a very thorough audit proved it. Blake knows that the “Crime of the Century” took place, he will expose it and also, never let it happen again.”

      – MAGA daddy, a moron, doubles down on the same old tired election denial crap that he’s been spewing for two years. But by all means, tell me again how he’s concerned about the party succeeding.

    453. Tina says:

      Hey Russian hoaxer have you sent a card to the porn lawyah?

    454. jason says:

      But by all means, tell me again how he’s concerned about the party succeeding.”


      Like Amoral Scumbag, who supports Biden and his agenda without reservations and has yet to say ONE word about Biden’s disastrous presidency,will never support a Republican actually on the ballot and only comes here to regurgitate WH propaganda, is “concerned about the party succeeding”.

      You can’t make this sh-t up.

    455. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag is just distraught the man he endorsed for President as the great “moral alternative” to Trump is going to jail, like his other “Trump slayer” Michael Cohen.

    456. jason says:

      Florida Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal of DeSantis supported Congressional map; 20-8 R.”

      Amoral Scumbag wants “the party to succeed”, but calls the guy who skewered the Dems in FL “a Trump
      clone, a bum and a clown”.

    457. jason says:

      Tina says:
      June 2, 2022 at 4:16 pm

      Hey Russian hoaxer have you sent a card to the porn lawyah’?

      I am sure he will be sending him loving care packages. Maybe he will even volunteer for conjugal visits.

    458. jason says:

      “Arizona is a State where the 2020 Election was Rigged and Stolen”

      Sure was, unless you really believe that with all the shenanigans that went on in Maricopa co. that Biden actually won by 10k botes.

    459. jason says:

      New York City lawmaker assumes ‘white supremacy’ motivated Tulsa shooter—he was black”

      A black guy killed a white doctor and a black doctor, but he is a “white supremacist”.

    460. jason says:

      Here you go. Communism at its best. All he forgot was the word “proletariat”.

      Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY):

      “You will not stop us from passing [gun control]. If the filibuster obstructs us, we will abolish it. If the Supreme Court objects, we will expand. We will not rest until we’ve taken weapons of war out of our communities.”

    461. mnw says:

      MO Sen:

      Vance & Masters are both Peter Thiel-funded candidates.

      This leads some at RRH to conclude that Trump will likely endorse the third & last of the candidates Thiel is backing: MO state AG Eric Schmitt.

      I dunno. Rep. Hartzler has been loyal to Trump, & Trump said that he “hopes Missourians will consider voting for Billy Long,” recently too.

      Schmitt is no sure thing to win the primary, to say the least. Also, as members of Congress while Trump was POTUS, Hartzler & Long both have a lengthy record of supporting Trump. Schmitt and Greitens didn’t have the same opportunity.

      Since MO was not one of the states the DEMs likely stole, Schmitt also didn’t have a chance to get involved in the 2020 post-election litigation.

      I prefer Hartzler, but I’d be perfectly content with Schmitt. I’ll vote for whomever has the best shot at beating Greitens. The primary isn’t ’till August.

      Meanwhile, Don, Jr has endorsed Greitens.

    462. jason says:

      I like Brnovich. If I was voting in AZ I would pick him in the primary. The reason is I think he would be almost a shoo-in in the general.

      That being said, I think Trump’s gripe against him is legitimate. He could have done a lot more to not only investigate the fraud that occurred as well as to try to prevent it from happening again.

      He is no Ratsburger, he admits irregularities occurred, he just doesn’t think the results can be reversed.

    463. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag watched a lot of CNN and MSNBC…..

      “2019: “Avenatti had 254 cable appearances last year, including 147 on MSNBC and CNN alone in a 10-week period. Bookers fell so madly in love they nearly propelled him into the presidential race, during a time when he was allegedly bilking $1.6 million from a paraplegic.”

    464. Wes says:

      Nancy Mace leads Katie Arrington by 46.4-40.5 in the race to be the GOP nominee for SC-1. That’s good because Mace has proved she can win while Arrington proved only she can lose.

    465. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      446. I guess a lot of this is happening in Russia.

      That is so sad to see. Putin is getting tens of thousands of young Russians killed.

      When I was in my 20s I lived with a Russian. He had come to the U.S. and was trying to gain residency. He tried to claim he was a Jewish refugees before an immigration hearing officer. However, he was blond haired, blue eyed with clearly Russian features, so the hearing officer didn’t buy it. Instead he continued the hearing for several months and suggested he get married to an American. Several girls at the gym we frequented volunteered to do so. But his employer finally got him residency.

    466. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman accused of illegally collecting early ballots in the 2020 primary election pleaded guilty Thursday in an agreement with state prosecutors that saw the more serious forgery and conspiracy charges dismissed and limited any potential for a lengthy prison sentence.

      Guillermina Fuentes, 66, could get probation for running what Arizona attorney general’s office investigators said was a sophisticated operation using her status as a well-known Democratic operative in the border city of San Luis to persuade voters to let her gather and in some cases fill out their ballots.”

    467. Gordon Allen says:

      I don’t know whether this has been discussed, but in the message accompanying approval of the transfer of MLS rocket Artillery to Ukraine, the Administration made clear 1 these were NOT to be used to hit targets in Russia( which Zelensky has accepted), and 2 they were sent to “strengthen Ukraine’s bargaining position” in negotiations.
      This shouldn’t need commentary as to what it means.

    468. Bitterlaw says:

      Zelensky should have thanked the US for the weapons and then blasted every Russian military target within range regardless of what side of the border they were on.

    469. Bitterlaw says:

      History Channel tried something new – shows about history. It had a very good 2 part series on Teddy Roosevelt and a fascinating documentary on Buffalo Soldiers.

    470. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Here is the latest update from the Institute for the Study of War. Meanwhile the Ukrainian Kherson campaign is slowly gaining ground.
      Unfortunately, it’s turning into a meat grinder for both sides.

      Jun 2, 2022 – Press ISW

      Russian forces continued to make incremental, grinding, and costly progress in eastern Ukraine on June 2. Russian troops continued operations to capture Severodonetsk and further operations to capture Lysychansk. Russian military leadership will likely use the capture of these two cities to claim they have “liberated” all of Luhansk Oblast before turning to Donetsk Oblast but Russian forces are unlikely to have the forces necessary to take substantial territory in Donetsk Oblast after suffering further losses around Severodonetsk. Russian forces are evidently limited by terrain in the Donbas and will continue to face challenges crossing the Siverskyi Donets River to complete the encirclement of Severodonetsk-Lysychansk and make further advances westward of Lyman towards Slovyansk via Raihorodok.

    471. Phil says:

      Saw the two parter on Teddy Roosevelt.

      Outstanding. What a fascinating figure.

    472. Bitterlaw says:

      He jammed a lot of living into only 60 years. A lot of what ifs had.he won in 1912….or lived to run in 1920.

    473. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      381. Looks like the Ukrainians could have a few “oops” moments:

      “As President Biden announced yesterday, a $700 million security assistance package had been signed. This includes HIMARS long-range rocket systems. This will help Ukrainian forces to aim more accurately but also have a longer range. The exact range will be determined by the Ukrainian forces,” U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink told journalists after presenting credentials to the President of Ukraine,”

    474. jason says:

      Zelensky should have thanked the US for the weapons and then blasted every Russian military target within range regardless of what side of the border they were on.”

      Horrors no. That would antagonize Putin, can’t have that.

      The exact range will be determined by the Ukrainian forces,” U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink told journalists after presenting credentials to the President of Ukraine,”

      NOW we are talking. If the US wants to micromanage the war, it is free to get involved. The US should not be telling the Ukrainians where and how to use the weapons.

    475. Meldrim says:

      Wes, to be fair, when Arrington lost the general in 2018, (i) the district was several points less Republican than it was made by redistricters for 2022, (ii) it was the worst political environment for Republicans in at least a decade, and (iii) Arrington suffered a terrible car accident a few months before the election, which severely limited her ability to campaign. There is no way that she would lose the general in 2022.

    476. Cash Cow TM says:

      Biden speech today had some good points.
      –keep AR-15s out of the hands of people under 21 yrs old (As Cows has stated, Cow is not sure people under 21 should even be allowed to vote)
      –more stringent background checks
      –crack down on ghost guns
      –more mental health stuff
      –trigger locks and other measures that gun owners should take to secure weapons.

      Biden implied that if you purchase a gun on-line you avoid a background check. I think that is not true.

      One big thing I disagree on is about suing parents who fail to secure the weapon and it is used by a shooter. I disagree because that really does nothing to PREVENT the killings or bring those murdered back to life.

      I did NOT hear Biden say anything about stiffer penalties for those who kill people with guns or end revolving door for those arrested for gun crimes who liberal DAs cut loose and put back on the streets within hours.

      I did NOT hear Biden say change the HIPPA laws to allow medical people to tell whether a person who wants to buy a gun is/is not mentally stable and is/is not on some psychotropic prescription.

      Problem is (as correctly pointed out by Erik Erikson) “the Dems want an ISSUE, not a solution.”

      So the Dems will push for overreach on the gun issue. While lots of Rs and Indys would support no AR-15 type purchases unless 21 yrs old., Dems will want to add all sorts of things Rs will not support such as:

      –federal red flag law (and can of worms that that entails)
      –outright BAN of AR-15 style guns
      –seizure of all currently owned AR-15s
      –bans on clips holding more than 6 rounds
      –federal limits on how many bullets a person can buy
      –eliminate lawsuit protection of gun makers so if someone is killed by someone shooting a gun, the victim’s family can sue the manufacturer into oblivion.
      –federal mandates concerning this and that…

      Then the Ds will use the failure to pass a loaded up “gun reform” bill in 2022 election to say Rs want to kill people/don’t care that we have a constant rash of mass murders. And tack that on to “Rs hate women (abortion issue).” And Rs hate immigrants (because Rs strongly support securing southern border from ILLEGAL aliens).

    477. Cash Cow TM says:

      I know for the last 6 or 8 years that WV is spending $5MM-10MM on school entrance security for school buildings. I know other states are doing similar things.

      However, events over the past bunch of years show that as you harden schools as a target, mass shooters move on to softer targets–military bases (Fort Hood, DC Naval Yard, etc.–where most people do not have weapons),bars and nightclubs (FLA), outdoor concerts (Las Vegas), churches (SC and other places), malls (lots of places), box stores, other stores (grocery store in Buffalo; places where shooters worked (warehouses, etc.), streets (Houston or Dallas).

      The problem is the shooters–who are bent on mass shooting a bunch of people. Take away the mass murderer’s gun and the nutjob will use a bomb (Boston Marathon) or a car or truck (various places).

    478. mnw says:


      Those are interesting observations.

      I would focus tightly on keeping firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill, formerly mentally ill & suspected mentally ill. I would include in that “suspected” category citizens who post threats on social media, kill animals, or exhibit other alarming antisocial behaviors.

      I don’t think cracking down on people who, based on a reasonable suspicion standard, are deemed deranged & dangerous creates a slippery slope at all. Red Flag laws can be narrowly drafted. An appeal process should be included in these laws.

      Every mass murder I can remember was perpetrated by someone who had an obvious screw loose, with the exception of a few politically motivated terrorists.

      Btw, 21 DEM House members from swing districts sent Pelosi a letter today, telling her to put her Protect Our Kids Now Act where the moon don’t shine. They demanded that she break her yuuge monstrosity into several separate bills, instead of one big all-or-nothing package.

    479. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      So now Turkey, which provided aid and support to ISIS, wants to attack U.S. Kurdish allies who helped the U.S. defeat ISIS, and who still have U.S. advisors. Yet there are posters on this board who still believe Turkey is a NATO ally — talk about delusional.

      “Turkish officials have begun talking openly of plans to launch a new incursion across the Syrian border against forces they associate with the PKK. Among these factions are the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, a Pentagon-backed group that serves as a vanguard in the U.S.-led coalition’s ongoing fight against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS).”

    480. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      491. In support of Cow’s comments. I previously posted about the Trolley Barn Mall shooting in Salt Lake City from many years ago. It was the only shopping mall in Salt Lake County that publicly stated it banned guns, and posted signs to that effect.

      The only way you stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Period.

      Schools are targeted by mass shooters because they know it is very unlikely there will be anyone present who will shoot back.

    481. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Making good people helpless won’t make bad people harmless”

    482. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Outgoing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sharply criticized Russian leader Vladimir Putin for the killings of innocent civilians in Ukraine, saying while the two of them have been tagged as killers, “I kill criminals, I don’t kill children and the elderly.”

      Duterte, who openly calls Putin an idol and a friend, voiced his rebuke for the first time over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in remarks aired Tuesday”

    483. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      It’s time to retire the dinosaurs. Age 80 is too old for a president.

      “Former President Donald Trump may lead just about every survey of the potential 2024 Republican primary field, but there’s one key rival he continues to trail: Joe Biden.

      The current president would win 42 per cent of the vote, according to a poll conducted by YouGov and Yahoo! News. Mr Trump followed close behind with the support of 39 per cent of respondents.

      The results come despite Mr Biden’s underwater approval rating, which was at 42 per cent (with 53 per cent disapproval) in the same survey. That result suggests that enough Americans still dislike the idea of Donald Trump taking the White House again to overlook Mr Biden’s perceived flaws.

      In fact, more than half of respondents do not want either Mr Trump or Mr Biden to run in 2024 at all. Fifty-two per cent opposed a third Trump bid for the presidency, and 57 per cent were against Mr Biden seeking reelection”

    484. Gordon Allen says:

      You Guv is a chronic Democrat plus pollster.
      But when push comes to shove I think you are right that people are fed up with chronic “oldies” running for President.
      Contrary to sentiment here that incudes Trump. And Hillary btw. NO ONE thinks Biden will be the candidate. The Democrats will find some relatively unknown candidate(ala Carter/O’bama) who is also younger, and who can be marketed as a “new Democrat”
      Trump is absolutely the wrong person to run against that candidate.

    485. DW says:

      Trump was a great president.
      DeSantis is the right choice for 2024

      Both can be true.

    486. Phil says:

      YouGov is an absolute joke poll. They constantly poll D+10 or more.

      On what planet is that sample representative of the American electorate?

      I only wish the Democratic brain trust would run their campaign under based on the delusional results of that polling firm. They won’t however. They have their own internal polling and they know very well YouGov is a complete and utter fantasy. The fact that CBS uses them tells you all you need to know about the MSM.

      ….and what does it say about our idiot President that YouGov uses that kind of a joke sample and can still only get President half wit’s approval to 42%?

    487. jason says:

      The current president would win 42 per cent of the vote”

      If that was the case he would lose in a landslide.

    488. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      RCP Average: Biden Approval
      5/12 – 6/1
      Approve 40.7%
      Disapprove 54.0%

    489. jason says:

      “Trump is absolutely the wrong person to run against that candidate.”


      Neville Allen already knows that Trump is the wrong candidate to run against the Dem before we even know who the Dem is.

      Currently the Dem field with respective odds for the nomination at Predictit is:

      Biden 38%
      Kamala 19%
      Mayor Butt 13%
      Hillary 6%
      Bernie 4%
      Warren 4%
      Stacey 4%
      Gavin Newsome 4%

      I think Trump could win against any of those.

    490. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      RCP Average: Trump Favorability
      4/10 – 5/31
      Favorable 43.9%
      Unfavorable 50.9%

    491. jason says:

      Contrary to sentiment here that incudes Trump. And Hillary btw. NO ONE thinks Biden will be the candidate.”


      See #503. He is actually the favorite for the nomination among people willing to bet on it.

      As for the R side, here are the odds, Trump is only a slight favorite.

      Donald Trump 38%
      DeSantis 35%
      Haley 8%
      Pence 6%
      Pompeo 4%
      Cotton 3%
      Noem 3%

    492. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The advantage the Republicans have is they have a strong alternative candidate in DeSantis. At present, the alternative Democratic candidates are lightweight.

    493. jason says:

      However, I think DeSantis is only at 35% because a lot of people think Trump won’t run. The instant Trump announces, I think those odds would change dramatically and DeSantis would be a much bigger underdog. Conversely, if Trump announces he won’t run, DeSantis would shoot up to 80%.

    494. jason says:

      The advantage the Republicans have is they have a strong alternative candidate in DeSantis. At present, the alternative Democratic candidates are lightweight”

      True, and even the other R contenders like Haley, Pence, Cotton and Noem, are better candidates than the Dem’s bench.

      “You have to feel my pain Haley” is dead to me, and “Fence sitter Pence” also, but they are stronger candidates than all the Dem alternatives.

    495. jason says:

      Biden speech today had some good points.
      –keep AR-15s out of the hands of people under 21 yrs old (As Cows has stated, Cow is not sure people under 21 should even be allowed to vote)
      NO. If you can go to war, you can own a rifle.
      –more stringent background checks
      Too vague. NO background checks on private sales
      –crack down on ghost guns
      Fine with me
      –more mental health stuff
      Fine with me
      –trigger locks and other measures that gun owners should take to secure weapons.
      NO. This is BS. The government should not be telling gun owners how to “store” weapons. Slippery slope alert.

    496. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      There are still a lot of heros. These were all drivers who stopped to help:

      “Six men who sprang into action when a California Highway Patrol officer was shot during a struggle with a driver on Interstate 8 in Mission Valley were recognized Thursday for their actions during the “dangerous and unpredictable situation.”

      CHP Border Division Chief Scott Parker said the men did not hesitate to help Officer Tony Pacheco the evening of April 27. Some of the men used their personal belongings — a sweater and backpack straps — as tourniquets. One of the men requested help on the officer’s radio and called the officer’s wife. Others restrained the driver until backup officers arrived.”

    497. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason – Why should there be background checks on commercial sales (which you support) but not on private sales? Both involve to sale of the same thing. I don’t know what it costs to perform the check. Is that your objection?

    498. Tina says:

      What a clown.

      Lindsey Graham
      I stand ready to vote on ALL the proposals mentioned by President Biden tonight and encourage the Democratic Leader to bring them forward for votes.

      6:28 PM · Jun 2, 2022·TweetDeck
      Quote Tweets

      Lindsey Graham
      Replying to
      I also stand ready to work across the aisle to find common ground – something that was absent from President Biden’s address to the nation.

    499. Tina says:

      Goober is trying to blow rhe mid term.

      What does Biden’s Beotch think?

    500. jason says:

      If you want to bar 18-21 year old from buying rifles, then let’s be consistent.

      No military service, no driving, no marriage until 21.

      After all, if 18 year olds are not “mature” enough to own a rifle, then they are not mature enough to have a family, go to war or drive.

    501. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      From the Institute of War. Putin’s military has issues:

      “Russian forced mobilization is highly unlikely to generate meaningful combat power and will exacerbate low morale and poor discipline in Russian and proxy units. The 113th Regiment of the DNR posted a video appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 2 wherein forcibly-mobilized soldiers complain they have spent the entire war on the frontline in Kherson without food or medicine, and that mobilization committees did not conduct requisite medical screenings and admitted individuals whose medical conditions should have disqualified them from service.[3] Ukraine’s Main Intelligence Directorate additionally released an intercepted phone conversation wherein DNR soldiers similarly complained that physically unfit individuals were forced into service and that mobilized units are experiencing mass drunkenness and general disorder.[4] Russian forces are additionally struggling to successfully rotate servicemen in and out of combat. Spokesperson for the Odesa Military Administration Maksym Marchenko stated that 30 to 40% of Russian personnel that rotated out of Ukraine refused to return, forcing Russian commanders to send unprepared and unmotivated units back into combat.[5] This is consistent with complaints made by DNR servicemen that rotation practices are contributing to poor morale and dissatisfaction within units that have been forcibly mobilized.”

    502. jason says:

      Jason – Why should there be background checks on commercial sales (which you support) but not on private sales? Both involve to sale of the same thing. I don’t know what it costs to perform the check. Is that your objection?”

      I am opposed to background checks on private sales between individuals because I don’t think its the role of the government to restrict what can be done with private property. If I want to sell a gun to my neighbor or to my cousin, I don’t see why the government should be involved.

      It is an another example of a burden placed on legitimate gun owners but not on criminals. Do you think criminals are going to submit to a background check when selling guns to another criminal?

      Here is the result of this policy. If I want to sell my gun to my neighbor, we have to do a background check. If a drug dealer in Chicago wants to sell his gun to another drug dealer, what are the chances he is going to do a “background check”?

    503. jason says:

      I also stand ready to work across the aisle to find common ground – something that was absent from President Biden’s address to the nation.”

      I don’t have a problem with this. He is basically saying while Rs are seeking common ground, Dems are not.

    504. jason says:

      Yet there are posters on this board who still believe Turkey is a NATO ally — talk about delusional.”

      As far as I know, Turkey is a bona-fide member of NATO, so that makes it a NATO ally. That doesn’t change because Erdogan is President.

      If that makes me “delusional” so be it.

    505. Bitterlaw says:

      I hope Jason’s neighbor or cousin does not have a mental illness or restraint order against them. I think Lupita should check them out. Llamas are good judges of character.

    506. jason says:

      Gun control I can live with.

      “If you try to buy a gun while being in the country illegally, not only do you not get the gun, but you also get deported — a win-win.”

    507. jason says:

      I hope Jason’s neighbor or cousin does not have a mental illness or restraint order against them.”

      If they did, I would not sell them a gun.

      It’s called personal responsibility.

    508. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      514. It is ironic that Biden thinks 19-20 year olds should be banned from buying “assault rifles”, yet we recruit millions of youth in that age group to join the military and learn how to use those types of weapons.

    509. jason says:

      Bitter, did you ever sell somebody a car? Did you check their driving record to make sure they weren’t a risk of causing a 70 car pile-up on the freeway or drive into a playground full of kids? How about a chain saw? Did you check if they were not mentally ill and not likely to do a chain saw massacre at a boy scout camp? Boat? Did you make sure the buyer was not at risk of driving the boat into a bunch of swimmers at the lake?

    510. jason says:

      It is ironic that Biden thinks 19-20 year olds should be banned from buying “assault rifles”, yet we recruit millions of youth in that age group to join the military and learn how to use those types of weapons.”

      It’s more than ironic. We entrust this age group to protect our nation, and we entrust them with all kinds of sophisticated weapons to do that.

      But no, they can’t have their own rifle.

      Think about it.

    511. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      I think what Jason and the rest of us need to worry about is the criminals who easily get illegal guns, and commit crimes with them. Gang members, those in the narcotics trade, and criminals are responsible for the vast majority of the murders in the country. Increasingly, those who commit gun-related crimes are not going to prison, or are being let out of prison.

    512. jason says:

      The danger of restricting individual rights for the vast majority because of the actions of a small minority should be pretty obvious.

      I know the Dems don’t care, but it is worrisome that some people calling themselves conservatives agree with them.

    513. jason says:

      Interesting map, click on it and you will see all the Russian moves in Ukraine since the war started.

    514. Bitterlaw says:

      I did not say I support background checks on private sales. I was curious why you have a distinction between commercial and private sales. I think background checks are generally useless feel good measures. I doubt they make any significant difference. It is a one-time transaction. You could be perfectly sane with no issues when you buy a gun. 5 years later you flip out and shoot up a mall or school.

      I never sell anything to anybody. I would never sell a car on my own because I would worry afterwards. What if something was wrong with it? What if a tire blows out and causes an accident? I don’t need the guilt.

      Of course, I am willing to sell my book!

    515. Phil says:

      Just watched Biden’s speech crowing about the jobs report. Nauseating. Fortunately, the House will absolutely change hands in November. That’s the good news. Really good news. We will finally have somewhat of a legislative check on the President. Finally can shut down Liz’s Jan 6th joke committee…and regardless, she’ll be gone.

      The bad news is that the Senate probably won’t change hands. Johnson is in trouble in Wisconsin and Democrats have fraud going for them in Nevada and Pennsylvania. That’s a shame. Both races should be Republican layups in this kind of cycle. Drop boxes, ballot harvesting, and mail in ballots guarantee the fraud necessary to keep those seats. Democrats will do whatever is necessary to win those races and both those states have provided the legal framework in which to steal votes. Anyone who doubts that is a fool.

      There is also the MSM working nonstop 24/7 to influence the election….and of course social media censorship. Thankfully, things are bad enough to provide some pushback to the crap they feed us.

      So, the next two years we are looking at Joe Biden’s progressive handlers running the country day to day, a split Congress, and continuation of the status quo.

    516. Phil says:

      …and we can look forward to Beto and Charlie Crist going down in flames. That’s something at least. Two characters I detest.

    517. Robbie says:

      You can have this man as your nominee in 2024.

      Or you can have MAGA daddy spend all of 2024 talking about the 2020 election.

      It shouldn’t be a difficult one.

    518. Bitterlaw says:

      Robbie – Is that the same man you did not want to be Florida’s Governor?

    519. jason says:

      However, you must be 16 years old before you’re able to take a solo flight and 17 years old before you can earn a private pilot’s license. You must then be at least 18 years old to earn a commercial pilot’s license. The commercial license is what qualifies you to work and earn money as a pilot.”

      So you can be a commercial pilot at 18. Your can take solo airplane flights at 16.

      But no, you can’t own a rifle?

    520. jason says:

      It shouldn’t be a difficult one”

      Amoral Scumbag does not support Trump. But he supports a “Trump clone”.

      He doesn’t support MAGA daddy. But he supports “a bum and a clown”.

      Yeah, I believe it. I also believe in the tooth fairy.

    521. jason says:

      Of course, I am willing to sell my book!”

      There is a rumor 2 people already killed themselves after reading it.

      But don’t feel guilty, could be just a rumor.

    522. jason says:

      I don’t know if DeSantis wants Amoral Scumbag’s support even if it was forthcoming, which it isn’t.

      Amoral Scumbag was here touting his icon Michael Avenatti as the “Trump slayer” and moral compass for the nation.

      Amoral Scumbag also preferred a communist drug addict as governor of FL to DeSantis.

      There are some “endorsements” DeSantis can do without.

    523. Bitterlaw says:

      Lisab will never read my book. She will say it sucks. Both can be true.

    524. jason says:

      Robbie says:
      October 24, 2018 at 10:44 pm

      – If you’re referring to FL, I think nominating a total bum for governor has really hurt Scott. Just as the TX and TN governor races should help Cruz and Blackburn, I think DeSantis, a clown, is really hurting Scott.”

      jason says:
      October 25, 2018 at 9:10 am

      I think nominating a total bum for governor”

      Translation: a Trump supporter.”

    525. jason says:

      Let’s see, what else does Amoral Scumbag think about DeSantis?

      “Robbie says:
      October 18, 2018 at 2:08 pm

      jason says:
      October 18, 2018 at 2:06 pm
      I predict DeSantis will win in FL.

      – He’ll have to crush it in the I-4 corridor since the panhandle vote could be down due to the hurricane. Not sure he can do it since he’s fashioned himself a Trump clone and might need the suburbs to save him.”

    526. jason says:

      Ah yes, dingbat….

      Robbie says:
      October 18, 2018 at 2:06 pm

      I remain surprised Scott isn’t beating Nelson. Bill Nelson looks like he’s been a resident of a morgue. However, nominating a dingbat like Ron Desantis did Scott no favors.

    527. Meldrim says:

      Lisab would say that you’re not qualified to write a book.

    528. jason says:

      Robbie says:
      October 18, 2018 at 2:18 pm

      – The only reason we got stuck with DeSantis is he went on FoxNews a bunch of times, said goofy stuff to get Trump’s attention, and then got Trump’s endorsement.

      Putnam would have a 5-7 point lead right now. Also, the next governor will get to appoint three Supreme Court justices.

      Major own goal by Trump and DeSantis’ biggest FoxNews backer Laura Ingraham.”

    529. jason says:

      Anyway, you get the point. The odds of Amoral Scumbag actually voting for DeSantis are lower than me winning the Powerball.

      Btw, here is another comment that didn’t age well

      “CG says:
      October 18, 2018 at 2:19 pm

      If DeSantis loses, (we will have to wait to see what happens), it will be interesting to hear the spin here about how Trump himself would still be able to win Florida in 2020.”

    530. jason says:

      Great agenda you support there, Amoral Scumbag..

      “Biden warns Americans to brace for economic “moderation.”

    531. Tina says:

      Phil you raise legit points. But the gop-e are asleep especially the senate with Biden’s beitch and goober.

      th races should be Republican layups in this kind of cycle. Drop boxes, ballot harvesting, and mail in ballots guarantee the fraud necessary to keep those seats. Democrats will do whatever is necessary to win those

    532. Phil says:

      Robbie and his suburbs again. Always the suburbs with Robbie. Yeah, and for the record, Baris (who Robbie continuously says is a Trump hack pollster) called both the Scott and Nelson races on the number in 2018. On the number where Robbie’s MSM pollsters had Gillum up a cumulative 6 points on election day.

    533. Tina says:

      I will support Avenatti in 2028.


    534. Tina says:

      York Post
      · 1h
      Biden says Ukraine might have to give Russia land in ‘negotiated settlement’

    535. Bitterlaw says:

      Negotiated settlement = Russian victory/Ukrainian surrender

    536. jason says:

      Robbie and his suburbs again. Always the suburbs with Robbie.”

      I guess DeSantis didn’t “need the suburbs” to win.

    537. Gordon Allen says:

      anyone in Washington or the EU do you??
      The US and EU economies are hurting too much to see this go on; Russia for sure as well,but it’s a dictatorship.
      I suspect Ukraine will be offered major sweeteners to accept.

    538. Wes says:

      All right, Phil. I have to ask what evidence you have Ron Johnson is in any kind of serious danger in WI. Democrats don’t even have a nominee yet, and their Governor–who won primarily because Scott Walker was too arrogant to realize it was time to retire–is in trouble.

      Johnson beat the best candidate Democrats had to throw against him not once but twice. I just don’t see the concern about the race, especially since WI has voted countercyclically to the presidential results every time since 2006.

      Will Johnson win in a landslide? Not a chance. Is he at least a slightest favorite with a proven track record of beating a strong Dem opponent? I would say absolutely.

    539. jason says:

      Negotiated settlement = Russian victory/Ukrainian surrender”

      But hey, Putin will be happy with his victory and will refrain from trying to usurp any more territory from anywhere else. He is thrilled with 20% of Ukraine, of which half he already controlled, and will never cause any more trouble again.

      Supposedly, this is absolutely guaranteed in one of Neville Allen’s magazines.

    540. jason says:

      I agree with Wes. In a favorable year, I don’t see Johnson losing in WI. His most likely opponent is Mandela Barnes, a full scale moonbat and not a good candidate for the Dems.

    541. Gordon Allen says:

      Big picture Ukraine is the winner and Russia is the loser.Ukraine has been rearmed,will get Marshall plan level Aid,will receive territorial guarantees,join the EU,and established itself as a significant player

    542. Gordon Allen says:

      Russia has been exposed as not a conventional military Great Power, has seen Nato expand,Ukraines existence secured,gone broke,gotten more dependent on China,and obtained only marginally more land than its ” separatists” already controlled since 2014

    543. jason says:

      The US and EU economies are hurting too much to see this go on; Russia for sure as well,but it’s a dictatorship.”

      Maybe Biden, the EU head and Putin can meet to carve up the Ukraine.

      It wouldn’t be as shameful as when Roosevelt and Churchill gave Stalin all of Eastern Europe, but close.

      “The Americans and the British generally agreed that future governments of the Eastern European nations bordering the Soviet Union should be “friendly” to the Soviet regime while the Soviets pledged to allow free elections in all territories liberated from Nazi Germany”

      Any “deal” with Putin on Ukraine will have the same chance as “free elections” did.

    544. Gordon Allen says:

      That is a big time loss.It was never realistic to expect Ukraine to regain all its territory, including Crimea.
      This assumes as I do Putin will be forced to accept this,as will Zelensky as well. I don’t see how either can afford anendless

    545. jason says:

      nd obtained only marginally more land than its ” separatists” already controlled since 2014″

      BS. Look at the map.

      Russia now controls tens of thousands of square miles it did not control before.

    546. Gordon Allen says:

      War. Ukraine is gradually being destroyed as the war continues, and Russia economically,if not physically, as well.
      Time to end this

    547. jason says:

      Time to end this”

      Neville Allen back to his original proposal.

      Complete and unilateral capitulation and surrender.

      Peace in our time!

    548. Gordon Allen says:

      That’s only if you count Crimea,and Donets and Luhansk as belonging to Ukraine on Feb 23rd.
      If you look at Crimea and the separatist areas as Russian to start,Putin has gained little territory.
      In any event,Ukraine can’t oust him,so that’s moot.

    549. jason says:

      Neville Allen as usual at war with himself while trying to outdo his previous stupidity.

      “Big picture Ukraine is the winner and Russia is the loser”

      “Ukraine is gradually being destroyed as the war continues”

    550. jason says:

      If you look at Crimea and the separatist areas as Russian to start,Putin has gained little territory.”

      BS. Russia controlled parts of Donets and Luhansk, not all of. The thousands of square miles it is now occupying south of those areas all the way to Crimea is new territory, so is the coastal areas to the east of Odessa.

      “Little territory” my ass.

    551. jason says:

      Ukraine has not won a damm thing.

      They have had millions displaced. Tens of thousands dead. Their cities and towns shelled and destroyed. Their hospitals, bridges, roads and other infrastructure destroyed. Their economy ruined. 20% of their territory gone.

      If that is “winning” I would hate to see what losing would entail.

      All Ukraine has done is defy expectations. But that is no winning, it is defying expectations.

    552. Bitterlaw says:

      Maybe Ukraine should give up 40% of its territory so Gordon can claim it won a huge victory.

    553. Tina says:

      Biden has not flip flopped. He has stated that since day 1. Did you forget his incursion remarks?

    554. Phil says:

      Hold on Tina. Biden said what? Russia may have to be given land for a negotiated settlement in Ukraine?

      What a nitwit. Way to undercut the whole thing, Joe. So we’ve been giving Ukraine tens of billions in military aid just so Ukraine can hand over part of their sovereign territory to Russia?

      Nope. You don’t just hand over part of your sovereign nation to an invading power. I expected a lot more than a giveaway of Ukrainian territory for all we have invested in Ukraine…to say nothing of all the economic pain we’re feeling because of the invasion. No land transfer!

      You want to know who the real appeaser is? It ain’t me. It’s that dolt in the WH. I expect a little more than a territorial give away for 54 billion bucks.

      Biden is a disaster. I won’t even get into the fact that it is the Biden administration’s weakness that enticed Putin to go into Ukraine in the first place.

      So his handlers have allowed Biden to open his mouth again? These kinds of gaffs are getting old. The only thing worse is if Biden really means it.

    555. Phil says:

      No first hand evidence regarding Wisconsin, Wes. My assessment came strictly from an article I read the day before yesterday from Al Hunt. He was writing about the various senate races and mentioned Johnson’s poll numbers were bad. Now, Al Hunt has always been a big Democrat so maybe he’s exaggerating Johnson’s poll numbers. I haven’t seen any of what he’s referring to myself.

      I do know Johnson was widely thought to be a dead man walking vs Feingold in 2016 and was able to win by two or three points. I also know he did even better when he was first elected in a midterm election in 2010.

      Soooo, maybe I’m off base about Johnson’s prospects. He is running in a red cycle after all.

    556. Wes says:

      Assuming his ability to gather valid signatures, I wish Gen. Eric Republican would enter the race against Gretchen Whitmer in MI-Gov. He does far better than the announced Republicans:

    557. jason says:

      Bitterlaw says:
      June 3, 2022 at 3:28 pm

      Maybe Ukraine should give up 40% of its territory so Gordon can claim it won a huge victory.”

      He will also claim that since it was not 100%, Putin is not a threat.

    558. Gordon Allen says:

      Phil. Everyone on this board has to understand it is NOT up to anyone here, in the US. or the EU to decide. it’s up to the Ukrainian Government to do a cost /benefit analysis.
      Admiral Stavridis, the former NATO Commander, the Fox Business military consultant, said he expects after another 2 months of combat, exhaustion will lead to an ‘Armistice” (like Korea) where the boundary line will be where the fronts are at the time.

    559. Gordon Allen says:

      This isn’t a matter of a Leader officially “ceding” territory, but one of the military reality on the Ground. Biden( or his handlers) said the new MLR Rocket Artillery was not to be used against Russia proper, but to ‘enhance Ukraine’s bargaining position for any talks”. I commented on this the other day that made my ears stand up; also 2-3 weeks ago Lloyd Austin said at a press briefing he favored a cease fire/like Kissinger in effect

    560. Gordon Allen says:

      As of today that is where the wind is blowing. If Zelensky concludes, on military advice. Ukraine can’t drive the Russians out, and the human and economic cost is becoming unsustainable, what he decides is up to him.As I also said some days ago, the West never recognized the absorption of the Baltic States into the USSR in 1939/40, but they were part of it until 1991.
      I doubt Zelensky will ever formally “agree” to loss of territory( as they haven’t Crimea), and thus some form of Armistice is likely.

    561. Gordon Allen says:

      Everything depends on the results of the current fighting in Eastern Ukraine, and that will tell the tale. Not bluster here or anywhere.

    562. Tina says:

      Phil it’s nothing new with Biden.

      He feeds the warmongers, the retired generals and the fat arse defense contractors.

      What a disgrace.

    563. Wes says:

      Chris Jacobs turns gun grabber and almost immediately raises the white flag:

    564. Tina says:

      Ryano is a pos.

      Jack Posobiec ??
      BREAKING: Ex-Speaker Paul Ryan Blasts Republicans For Not Voting to Impeach President Trump
      11:48 AM · Jun 3, 2022·Twitter Web

    565. Bitterlaw says:

      So Tina supports Russian victory. Got it.

      Zelensky should use the weapons in whatever way inflicts the most damage on Russia’s military inside and outside Ukraine.

      As for Kissinger, he can F off until he moves to Ukraine and endures Russian attacks.

    566. jason says:

      I blast Republicans for electing him speaker of the House.

    567. jason says:

      Kissinger is 50 years past his expiration date.

      How this his peace deal with North Vietnam work out, btw?

    568. jason says:

      The isolationists and Putin appeasers are happy to have Ukraine surrender because supposedly it is “peace in our time”.


    569. Wes says:

      I blast the Freedom Caucus for running John Boehner out of office. He was perfectly acceptable as Speaker, but those virtue-signaling do nothings wanted his scalp and, after failing to overthrow him, made getting anything done in the House so much of a headache Boehner decided to cash out.

      If not for those jackasses, Ryan would never have ascended to the Speakership.

    570. Wes says:

      The Freedom Caucus and the talk radio morons are always ready to claim the scalps of people like Boehner and Orrin Hatch. Then they’re appalled when they achieve their goals only to have worse people such as Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney assume power.

    571. Wes says:

      Speaking of talk radio, how does Sean Hannity still have a show now that Rush Limbaugh is no longer around to shove a hand up his ass and use him as a brainless marionette?

    572. jason says:

      I am with Streiff. No “common sense” gun control which are not really “common sense” and not really “gun control”.

      I like Cornyn, I don’t believe he wants to sell out on 2nd Amendments. Pat Toomey? Jesus he would sell out all your 2A rights in a nano-second if he would get him on MSNBC. I don’t trust Cassidy, Graham or Collins on this either.

      But I think they can probably get 5 other Rs to vote for this BS. Murkowski, Romney….Sasse…maybe Portman…

    573. jason says:

      Putting Pat “all legal gun owners are criminals” Toomey on this panel is an insult to all gun owners in America. I can’t wait until this guy is out of the Senate, what an absolute joke.

    574. Cash Cow TM says:

      Hey Bitter,

      Walt said for me to tell you your book came today.
      He has his nose buried in it now.

      Cow likes the look of the book! (cover, etc.)

    575. Tina says:

      The gop-e will sell Out on gun control. Just look at goober

    576. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      If this Ukrainian claim is true, it is amazing. According to a source there are volunteers from the Republic of Georgia fighting with the Ukrainians in this location:

      “Ukraine’s Armed Forces have recaptured 20% of the city of Sievierodonetsk in eastern Ukraine, with Russian troops controlling about half of the city.

      “Haidai said that the invaders earlier seized about 70% of Sievierodonetsk, but now they lost 20% of the city.

      “The Russians will not be able to take the region in two weeks, as predicted by British intelligence,” he said.

      According to Haidai, the Russian army suffers significant losses in the regional center. “And the ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’ refuses to fight for the ‘Luhansk People’s Republic’,” he said.””

    577. Albertus Magnus says:


      I have long supported President Trump and believe he is easily the best President of my lifetime, including better than Reagan.

      But if he does not switch topics to the future and the current state of affairs rather than rehashing the 2020 election, he is likely to be my second choice behind Gov. DeSantis.

    578. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Am not hearing of any real push by NATO to force the Ukraine to negotiate a settlement. NATO is actually reinforcing the Ukrainian military by shipping more effective weaponry, including longer range missiles. It’s in NATO’s interest to continue to have Putin’s military mauled. NATO is also placing more troops and aircraft in NATO countries bordering the Ukraine, and is going to bring Finland and Sweden into NATO (once Turkey extorts it’s bribe).

    579. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      More bad news for Putin:

      “The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden plans to offer to Ukraine the General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle, the U.S. Army’s best unmanned aerial vehicle.

      The possible forthcoming offer, which Reuters first reported, would be subject to approval by the U.S. Congress. But if the president follows through, lawmakers sign off on the deal and the White House can arrange financing—likely via the federal government’s fund for foreign weapons deals—Kyiv’s forces soon could operate one of the world’s best killer drones.”

    580. Albertus Magnus says:

      Just one of many snapshots of why North Carolinian GOPers COMPLETELY destroyed McCrory in his primary last month:

    581. Bitterlaw says:

      Thanks, Cash Cow. I hope you, Walt, and Mrs. Walt enjoy it. The cover design was my idea. Thankfully, the design team made it work.

    582. Bitterlaw says:

      Trump was a very good President. Reagan was much better. Both both can be true.

    583. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Some Russian troops are refusing to return to fight in Ukraine because of their experiences on the front line at the start of the invasion, according to Russian human rights lawyers and activists. The BBC has been speaking to one such soldier.

      “I don’t want to go [back to Ukraine] to kill and be killed,” says Sergey – not his real name – who spent five weeks fighting in Ukraine earlier this year.

      He is now home in Russia, having taken legal advice to avoid being sent back to the front line. Sergey is just one of hundreds of Russian soldiers understood to have been seeking such advice.

      Sergey says he is traumatised by his experience in Ukraine.

      “I had thought that we were the Russian army, the most super-duper in the world,” says the young man bitterly. Instead they were expected to operate without even basic equipment, such as night vision devices, he says.

      “We were like blind kittens. I’m shocked by our army. It wouldn’t cost much to equip us. Why wasn’t it done?”

      Sergey joined the army as a conscript – most Russian men between the ages of 18-27 must complete one year of compulsory military service. But, after a few months, he made the decision to sign a two-year professional contract which would also give him a salary.

      In January, Sergey was sent near the border with Ukraine for what he was told would be military drills. A month later – 24 February, the day Russia launched its invasion – he was told to cross the border. Almost immediately his unit found itself under attack.

      As they stopped for the evening in an abandoned farm, their commander said: “Well, as you will have worked out by now, this is not a joke.”

    584. Bitterlaw says:


    585. Bitterlaw says:

      McCormick concedes. Fetterman is too sick to campaign. Despite Phil’s prediction, the PA Senate race is not over yet.

    586. jason says:

      McCormick concedes and says its time to come together.

      Better late than never.

    587. jason says:

      Despite Phil’s prediction, the PA Senate race is not over yet.”

      Translation: just keep voting R, the system the Dems put in to steal elections will be gone by the next election, no worries.

    588. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      RCP Average: Trump vs. Biden 2024
      4/19 – 5/25

      Trump 45.2%
      Biden 44.0%
      Trump +1.2

    589. mnw says:

      Rep. Chris Jacobs (RINO-inc; NY-23) has announced he will not seek reelection. This district, before & after redistricting, is “Safe GOP,” per The Wise Men.

      Jacobs had already acquired a serious GOP primary challenger, attacking him from the right, long before his much publicized comments on gun control. No wonder he wasn’t worried about political consequences.

      Jacobs has long been unpopular with GOP Trump-y voters.

    590. Bitterlaw says:

      Unfortunately, Mastriano will be an anchor pulling Oz down but Fetterman sucks. I predict Oz wins.

    591. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Official: Ukraine may resume talks with Russia after strengthening negotiating position. David Arakhamia, an MP and the chief Ukrainian negotiator, said that Ukraine will be able to strengthen its position as soon as more weapons promised by Western nations arrive in the country.”

    592. Wes says:

      So I tried a new cigar I hadn’t seen before called a Gurkha Heritage today. I picked it up because I like its more expensive brand mate, the Gurkha Kraken.

      Although the Gurkha Kraken is actually a good cigar, I do think it’s a bit overpriced, having no better draw or flavor than a comparable Kristoff or Perdomo, both types costing about two thirds as much as the Kraken.

      That said, the Heritage is extremely good. It’s a bit more peppery than I like, but it has a rich, smooth draw comparable to a standard Kristoff or a Brickhouse Maduro. It packs a lot of flavor for having a relatively small gauge for a cigar. Of course its relatively small size means I went through it faster than I would a Toro or Gordo cigar, both being the sizes I generally go for.

      Overall, despite its size and the pungency of the pepper infused into the wrapper, I recommend it if we have any cigar smokers on here.

    593. Wes says:

      I’m glad to see McCormick has acknowledged the writing on the wall and given up his challenge. Oz is a problematic candidate to me given his past positions on salient issues, but I imagine he can beat Fetterman with a united GOP given the current political environment.

      I don’t see how Mastriano wins, but keeping the Senate seat is more of a priority anyway. If Oz wins while Dems hold the governorship, this will be the first time since 1986 when PA his split ballots between Governor and Senator.

    594. jason says:

      I don’t see Oz as a “problematic candidate”.

      Speaking of past positions, can anyone tell who said this:

      “During my 12 and a half years as a member of this body, I have never believed that additional gun control or federal registration of guns would reduce crime. I am convinced that a criminal who wants a firearm can get one through illegal, nontraceable, unregistered sources, with or without gun control.”

    595. mnw says:

      I’ve always felt like the recount in PA was an anchor chained to Oz’ foot. Awful in so many ways.

      Now we’ll see what Oz has got. Thankfully, the senate line on the ballot comes before the governor line. Hopefully enough voters will vote for Oz, before they switch massively to vote against Mastriano.

      How much Mastriano will hurt Oz, & down ballot GOP candidates, has been hotly debated at RRH ever since it became clear Mastriano wasn’t going to be stopped.

    596. Wes says:

      For someone as vehemently opposed to gun control as you, Jason, I’m surprised you claim not to find this litany of issues problematic:

      Each to his own though.

    597. jason says:

      Mastriano is a challenge, but he is going to bring out a massive rural/exurb/ vote a la Trump in 2016 in 2020 in PA. d

      If the Dem voter turnout is depressed for any reason he could win.

      I think the 60-40 Shapiro currently at Predictit is realistic.


    598. jason says:

      Bad candidates sometimes win.

    599. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes – Oz is not nearly as problematic as Fetterman. Watch his ad on immigration where he says that we are “eliminating citizenship” for immigrants. Ummmm. They don’t come here as American citizens.

    600. Gordon Allen says:

      DeSantis vetoed bills totaling 3 Billion Dollars from the GOP budget at a news conference… with the GOP Legislative leaders clapping beside him.
      Got to love this guy- he is a real BOSS man.

    601. jason says:

      For someone as vehemently opposed to gun control as you, Jason, I’m surprised you claim not to find this litany of issues problematic.

      I don’t. Oz was a TV personality for years. He was Oprah’s “doctor”. Realistically it would have been hard to be a hard core conservative in that environment.

      Oz is not a fire breathing conservative. His views on abortion are probably close to mine. He might be less of a guns rights person than I am.

      But “problematic”? No.

    602. jason says:

      Hopefully enough voters will vote for Oz, before they switch massively to vote against Mastriano.”

      I don’t see that happening. The conventional wisdom was that “moderate” Rick Scott was going to outpol “Trump Clone” DeSantis, but the opposite happened. That is because they probably helped each other out.

      Oz will do better than Mastriano overall, but Mastriano will help Oz with Trump’s base who might not be so enthused with him.

      I don’t see the “massive” ticket splitting, and I don’t see Mastriano getting blown out. Of course, he is a loose cannon and he could self destruct, but if he runs a disciplined campaign he will only marginally do worse than Oz.

      Mastriano is a very popular guy in many areas of PA. Dems will underestimate him at their own risk.

    603. NYCmike says:

      In recent days, I have seen reports about Republicans running on environmental issues, and then we have Paul Ryan complaining about not voting for impeachment the 2nd time around against Trump…….and Wes is yapping about Congressional Republicans going after Boehner.

      Maybe the GOP “moderates” should have voted for the Freedom Caucus choice for Speaker, and we could do a real-life comparison of Boehner vs a more conservative Speaker……..but somehow Wes doesn’t think thats a good idea…..

    604. NYCmike says:

      “CG” and Robbie really had DeSantis pegged back in 2018!!

    605. Bitterlaw says:

      I hope Mastriano can run a disciplined campaign but I don’t expect it.

      The ads running in Philadelphia are a loop of Mastriano saying no exceptions for abortion under any circumstance. I don’t know if they are running statewide.

    606. jason says:

      “CG” and Robbie really had DeSantis pegged back in 2018!!

      Sure did…

      Robbie says:
      October 18, 2018 at 2:06 pm

      I remain surprised Scott isn’t beating Nelson. Bill Nelson looks like he’s been a resident of a morgue. However, nominating a dingbat like Ron Desantis did Scott no favors.

    607. jason says:

      The ads running in Philadelphia are a loop of Mastriano saying no exceptions for abortion under any circumstance. ”

      Yeah, they are not running here.

      I am skeptical abortion is going to be decisive in PA. The people who consider it important are probably equally divided on both sides.

    608. jason says:

      Maybe the GOP “moderates” should have voted for the Freedom Caucus choice for Speaker”

      No thanks.

    609. Bitterlaw says:

      One of my wife’s best friends is a flaming liberal. (She left the Catholic Church because of ifs opposition to abortion and gay marriage). She thinks Fetterman will be a disaster as a candidate even though she agrees with him on most issues.

    610. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Turkish drone magnate Baykar said Thursday that it would donate a Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) to Lithuania so that the funds its citizens had raised to buy one for Ukraine can be transferred for humanitarian aid.

      Hundreds of people chipped in to buy the advanced drone for Ukraine as a show of solidarity in its war against Russia, which also once ruled Lithuania.

      A total of 5.9 million euros ($6.2 million) was crowdfunded in just 5-1/2 days, mostly in small donations, according to Laisves TV, the Lithuanian internet broadcaster that launched the drive.”

    611. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Meanwhile, Putin is turning on his own people:

      “Thousands Swept Up as Kremlin Clamps Down on War Criticism
      The arrests are a stark gauge of how the Kremlin has intensified repression of critics. At least 50 people now face years-long prison sentences.”

    612. Meldrim says:

      #610, Jason, I’m going to guess that that was Lyndsey Graham.

    613. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      627. But of course, according to Tucker Carlson, Putin is the victim here, the Ukrainian invasion was the result of an evil plot to depose Putin:

      “The latest controversial Carlson comments came during his primetime show on Monday night. There, he argued that “the war in Ukraine is designed to cause regime change in Moscow.”

      “We don’t arm Ukraine so we can help the Ukrainians. They are merely unfortunate pawns in all of this,” the Fox News host said. “We arm Ukraine so that we can punish Russia. Why? For stealing Hillary Clinton’s coronation.”

      “They want to topple the Russian government. That would be payback for the 2016 election. So, this is the logical, maybe the inevitable, end-stage of Russiagate,” he added.”

    614. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Russia has a major decision to make in it’s strategy:

      “Ukrainian successes near Kherson will present Moscow with a dilemma. Without more troops, Russia’s control of the western land bridge will be imperiled. Reinforcements can only come from the Donbas. That would weaken positions there and in time perhaps force retreats from Severodonetsk, Lyman, and Izyum. Reinforcements sent along the land bridge would be relentlessly attacked by guerrillas. Convoys will be hit, bridges blown, troops depleted.

      A choice between pressing ahead in the Donbas and defending the land bridge may loom. An outsider might assess the land bridge as more vital to Moscow than incremental gains in the Donbas. However, misinformation up and down the chain of command may prevent Moscow from properly assessing the situation, until late in the day.

      From Kyiv’s perspective, ceding small amounts of territory in the east, while breaking down Russia’s land bridge in the south, might be acceptable or even desirable. Inasmuch as the Russian army is faltering, any ceded territory could be retaken one day, perhaps later this year.

      ©2022 Brian M Downing

      Brian M Downing is a national security analyst who’s written for outlets across the political spectrum. He studied at Georgetown University and the University of Chicago, and did post-graduate work at Harvard’s Center for International Affairs.”

    615. Wes says:

      “The Freedom Caucus choice for Speaker,” Mikey? You mean the crybabies who blubbered publicly about how much of a bully John Boehner was when he tossed out of their committee assignments for trying to overthrow him after the 2014 elections?

      How exactly were those overgrown babies going to organize the House?

      Tell me. I’m genuinely interested in hearing what passes for logic with you on this issue.

    616. Wes says:

      At this point, I’m wondering if Mikey isn’t a DNC plant. We know he’s singularly devoted to seeing Schumer serve as Senate Majority Leader, but now he’s siding with literally every weirdo and lunatic in the House who’s obstructed any hint of a conservative agenda on the grounds that it wasn’t perfect enough for fringe wackos like Thomas Massie and Justin Amash while telling us Republicans should have elected one of these bags of hot air Speaker.

      Considering that aligns perfectly with events that would help Democrats win and hold the House, I’m seriously thinking Mikey is the DNC plant many on here claim Robbie is.

    617. NYCmike says:

      Once again, Wes avoids what I wrote.

      There is a report that Congressional Republicans plan to push for and run on….get this……environmental issues…….And Wes is yapping about Boehner, along with Massie and Amash, 2 people whom I have never mentioned on this blog.

      Should environmental issues be anywhere near the top 10 for Republicans this cycle? YES or NO, Wes?

    618. NYCmike says:

      And Wes, Paul Ryan lambasting Republicans for not impeaching Trump……no comment from you?

      Sounds like Ryan is doing Schumers bidding, not me or the Freedom Caucus.

    619. NYCmike says:

      Wes wrote “We know”….does that mean your pronouns are They/Them?

    620. NYCmike says:

      As for Massie and Amash, when I have ever suggested they should be part of the Republican leadership?

      Exactly, never.

      Wes, are you trying to write a fantasy novel in real time on HHR?

    621. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Ford Is Considering Going to 100% Online, Fixed-Price Sales For EVs
      CEO Jim Farley says direct delivery, zero negotiation, and fully online transactions are necessary for the brand’s EV business.”

      This would be great for all automobile sales. Although would want to fully inspect the vehicle before taking possession.

    622. Cash Cow TM says:

      Bitter’s book: Run It Out

      [Walt has read more than 1/2 of it so far and forced himself to put it aside for today. Below is what Walt told me to write…]

      “Entries in two diaries–one by a mother and the other by her 12-year-old son–of the same days.

      The overstory is a glimpse into a touching, poignant array of insights and thoughts of a mother and her son (and peripherally–through the witty writing style employed by the author–also of her husband and daughter) as the mom goes through the last month of her battle with terminal cancer. Through the mom’s diary, you get snapshots into a lifetime of a happy and loving relationship enjoyed by the married couple during this time and throughout the 20+ years they have shared together, and what is going on in the lives of the family members on these particular days.

      The understory is the often hectic and sometimes tumultuous/frustrating relationship of the loving parents with their two kids (12-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl) as the kids navigate through the trials and tribulations of the “growing up years” and the various personal challenges and emotions that they face in their own young lives.

      The book is an easy read and a unique and well-written account of the thoughts of the mom (as recorded in her diary) as she goes through the end-of-life challenges. And of the 12-year-old son’s account of happenings and events on those same days in his diary. The mom’s daily diary is filled with entries recounting memorable moments during her lifetime, current daily events involving her family, and worries and concerns about what the future holds for her husband, daughter and son once she is gone.

      Despite the somber nature of the mom’s prognosis, there is a lot of insightful wisdom and a large dose of wit in the mom’s writing style that is guaranteed to bring you smiles and chuckles with every page you read.

      Hard to put down once you start reading it because you want to know what the next day will bring.

      Well done, Mr. Bitter.”
      Walt said to tell Bitter he is sending a check for the book and postage, and for the cost of three more books/postage. (Gifts from him to other members of his family).
      He also said you should be charging more than $15/book.

    623. jason says:

      Meldrim says:
      June 3, 2022 at 10:16 pm

      #610, Jason, I’m going to guess that that was Lyndsey Graham.”

      No, it was Joe Biden.

    624. jason says:

      As for Massie and Amash, when I have ever suggested they should be part of the Republican leadership?”

      They are two morons on the “Freedom Caucus”, which btw isn’t much about “freedom”.

      I have a suggestion for the “Freedom Caucus” and NYC.

      When they elect enough members to decide who is Speaker, then they can vote for him/her.

      Until then, as wes points out, the vast majority of the House Rs are not voting for the “weirdos and lunatics”.

    625. NYCmike says:

      “Until then, as wes points out, the vast majority of the House Rs are not voting for the “weirdos and lunatics”.

      -Considering that Ron Desantis was a member of the Freedom Caucus when he was in the House, I’ll guess that the group would have been more friendly to individual freedoms and liberties instead of to the K-Street corruption merchants that the usual leadership is.

      Imagine that – instead of being Democrat-lite, we would have had leadership like we had back in 1994!!

    626. Wes says:

      Mikey, didn’t the 1994 leadership include a narcissistic adulterer who overreached and brought electoral misfortune on his party by impeaching the President of the opposite party?

      How was that not Dem lite?

    627. Bitterlaw says:

      Cash Cow – Please thank Walt for his kind and extremely well-written review. If he wants to post a review of the book on-line, it would be greatly appreciated. Just take out “terminal” and final days. No spoilers.

    628. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      2022 #AZSen General Election Poll:

      Mark Kelly (D-Inc) 40% (+1)
      Generic Republican 39%

      @OHPredictive~ 938 RV ~ 5/9-5/16

    629. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      JUST IN: In a statement, @JohnFetterman admits “I almost died” because he didn’t take care of his health well enough. Didn’t see a doctor for 5 years. Releases doc note that says if he stays healthy “he should be able to campaign and serve in the U.S. Senate without a problem.”

    630. jason says:

      Imagine that – instead of being Democrat-lite, we would have had leadership like we had back in 1994!!”

      When the “Freedom Caucus” has enough votes they can elect whomever they want.

      Of course, it will always be for minority leader.

    631. jason says:

      At this point, I’m wondering if Mikey isn’t a DNC plant.”

      Nah, just a useful idiot.

      I think they should make him an honorary member, though, for all his efforts to elect a Democratic senate.

      And now, as he touts the “Freedom Caucus” whiners and grandstanders as models for the GOP leadership, it looks like he is expanding his efforts to ensure a permanent Dem House majority too.

      Has he endorsed any deadenders for Governors yet? Might as well go for broke.

    632. jason says:

      As for Massie and Amash, when I have ever suggested they should be part of the Republican leadership?”

      -Considering that Ron Desantis was a member of the Freedom Caucus when he was in the House”

      As usual, NYC is at war with himself.

      DeSantis was a member of “good Freedom Caucus”. Massie and Amash “bad Freedom Caucus”.

      I hope it is clear now.

    633. jason says:

      We don’t want Fetterman to quit because Lamb is a stronger candidate for the GE.

      Unless it would throw the party into turmoil because the moonbats would insist on a “progressive” since Fetterman won the lion share of the primary vote.

    634. jason says:

      Breakfast was good today. Scrapple fried in bacon fat, slab bacon, country ham, and not to forget veggies, a mushroom, onion and cheese omelet.

      I felt bad about Tgca’s breakfast of a bowl of quinoa flakes and desiccated tree bark floating in organic maple syrup, but only for a second, I don’t let sad thoughts interfere with my appetite.

    635. Phil says:

      Lamb IS a progressive through and through.

      Voted with Biden 100% of the time. His stance on issues is totally leftist if you examine his stance on issue after issue.

      Typical MSM “moderate” that absolutely would never cross Schumer. Same with Kelly in Arizona.

    636. jason says:

      Yes, but he called Fetterman a “socialist” during the primaries.

      Moonbats won’t forgive that.

    637. jason says:

      Not only a socialist but a “silver spoon socialist”.

    638. jason says:

      Dr. Mehmet Oz
      I received a gracious phone call from David McCormick and am tremendously grateful for his pledge of support in the fall election. We share the goal of a brighter future for Pennsylvania & America.”

    639. Bitterlaw says:

      Did Tina declare McCormick and Oz as RINO’s yet?

    640. Wes says:

      Soon, Bitter.

      Gateway Pundit hasn’t added them to the list yet, so Tina has to wait for that before claiming Oz and McCormick are RINOs.

      It’s a fait accompli once Gateway Pundit authorizes applying the appellation to them though.

    641. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      This should be a concern to everyone. Until I read the article, I had no idea that our Army Secretary is a female. Is she qualified or a symbol of “wokeism”?

      Army Secretary: In sending munitions to Ukraine, ‘We have taken some risk to our own readiness, not an unacceptable level of risk at all.’

    642. Gordon Allen says:

      Steeple. AP quotes Zelensky as saying Ukraine is losing 100 dead a day,or 400 casualties a day in combat now. That’s quite a bit. Not sure how long either side can keep this up without major gains .
      The Army is providing virtually all the equipment from its stores,as almost nothing is being taken from the Air Force or Navy( obviously)
      That’s good,as the latter two are our most vital services

    643. Tgca says:


      We got hit with a tropical storm and it rained nonstop all night and my complex is completely flooded. All the streets as far as you can see are under water by 6 to 8 inches. Though I might add it’s very clear rainwater so you can see if any alligators, crocodiles or anacondas are lurking about.

      My garage is packed so my car is in the driveway and the bottom part of my 20 inch tires of the front end of the car were submerged.

      For safety precautions, I have taken the dog and moved to the 3rd level in the townhome just to be on the safe side.

      I moved a ladder and life vests up there as well, just in case we need to exit to the roof. I’m stocked with my semi-automatic handguns, that Biden and Trudeau wish to ban, just in case looters show up in boats and rafts.

      The fish are on the second floor in the living room but I figure they can fend for themselves if the rain continues unabated.

      I literally just updated my will recently so thank God for that.

      The sun is starting to come out so maybe we will get a reprieve and escape a horrific drowning death.

      We shall see.

      Hail Mary full of grace…

    644. Tgca says:

      This is beyond gross!

      Parents with numerous young kids (like less than 10 years old) at a gay bar giving performing drag queens dancing provocatively in skimpy outfits tips with a large neon sign in center lit up saying:


      and another sign saying


      What is wrong with these parents?

      These gays are clearly trying to indoctrinate children and abusing them by exposing them to sexually explicit material.

    645. Gordon Allen says:

      TGCA. Sorry about the flooding, and surprised. We got heavy rain during the night, but ended around 8:30. Hardly a puddle here; ground just soaked it up.
      Good luck. You know the Sun here dries things out pretty fast.Hope it does there.

    646. Tgca says:

      I think people should call child protection services on these parents and have them investigated.

      If you went into a park or playground with the same signage and behavior towards little kids, the police would most likely arrest you……but it’s ok in a gay bar?

      This really frustrates me that gays are subjecting very young children to this as part of their agenda to push to force and normalize a promiscuous lifestyles on others.

      This is not about equal rights or gay friendly families. This is about sexualizing young children. To me, it’s equivalent to straights exposing young children to BDSM.

      I have not seen or heard any gay groups stand up against this and that is shameful and what I find enormousness frustrating.

    647. jason says:

      There is a tempest in a teacup over at Tgca’s beach house?


    648. jason says:

      I literally just updated my will recently so thank God for that.”

      Did you remember me? Make sure it is in a watertight bag.

    649. Tom says:

      666. Unfortunately Tgca spells your name Jadon, so they won’t know who to contact when they read the will.

    650. Bitterlaw says:

      Leave everything to Lupita.

    651. jason says:

      Unfortunately Tgca spells your name Jadon, so they won’t know who to contact when they read the will.”

      That’s why we need lawyers.

    652. jason says:

      “Meanwhile, 62 percent of black voters said they would cast a vote this year compared to 85 percent in 2020. Of those voters, a mere 29 percent said they would vote for Vice President Kamala Harris again, with only 43 percent saying they would prefer Biden”

      If this is true, losing 20% of the black vote would kill the Dems in many areas. PA is only 10% black but even here it could decide some close races.

      Blacks, Hispanics and Asians add up to about 17% of the PA vote. Any significant drop will definitely screw Fetterman and could even doom Shapiro.

    653. jason says:

      Damm, AOC is an Indian too. Who knew?

      Fauxcahontas is going to be really pissed.

      “Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Saturday her connection to her “indigenous heritage” was awakened while protesting the Dakota Access pipeline with Native American tribes at Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

      Responding to a comment on Instagram, Ocasio-Cortez said she wanted to connect more with the ancestral roots of the Taíno, an indigenous people group of the Caribbean, and that American Indian tribes welcomed her as family.

      “One of the things that first started awakening and connecting me in a deep to my indigenous heritage was connecting to the Lakota Sioux at Standing Rock,” Ocasio-Cortez says in the video.

    654. Tgca says:


      No lawyers needed. Those crooks will rip you off.

      But needless to say, I survived nearly drowning today so no reading of the will yet. Maybe next time.

    655. Cash Cow TM says:


      The HHS class of 1972 had a gathering this afternoon to mark their 50th year of HS graduation.

      They invited Walt and a female teacher advisor (a good friend of Walt’s) and both former teachers took their spouses.

      Walt had a great time.
      After he ran some errands and did various chores, Walt had time to go back to reading Mr. Bitter’s book he authored.

      I watched Walt chuckle a lot.
      Then I saw him dab some tears from his eyes.

      He said he thought it must be his allergies, but truth be told, the allergy count was low today.
      Walt said it was a VERY good book and told Mrs. Walt she would enjoy reading it.

      He plans to buy more of “Run It Out” books and give them to some other family members and good friends.

    656. Tgca says:

      Sec Granholm says:

      “…gas prices will be “rough” “from now through the end of the year, really.”

      Rough? Ok.

    657. jason says:

      I would buy a copy of Bitter’s book but Walt is hogging the whole first edition.

    658. Bitterlaw says:

      High praise from Walt and deeply appreciated. Especially from somebody who was around before writing was invented.

    659. jason says:

      I survived nearly drowning today so no reading of the will yet. Maybe next time.”

      Godda…huh, glad you survived.

    660. Bitterlaw says:

      They printed more than one copy. The Quechua version is on hold for now. The translation of the title means roughly “Run faster or the jaguar will eat you.” Might not reach the target audience.

    661. Bitterlaw says:

      Glad to see Tgca survived. Somebody needs to rid the world of tofu by eating it. He would also probably start walking through walls and haunting us.

    662. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Am in awe of the toughness of the Ukrainians:

      “Ukrainian forces are successfully slowing down Russian operations to encircle Ukrainian positions in Luhansk Oblast as well as Russian frontal assaults in Severodonetsk through prudent and effective local counterattacks in Severodonetsk and their defense of the western Siverskyi Donets riverbank. Ukrainian officials reported on June 3 that Ukrainian defenders pushed back against Russian advances in Severodonetsk and are actively hindering Russian advances on Lysychansk from the southwest.[1] Luhansk Oblast Administration Head Serhiy Haidai disagreed with the UK Defense Ministry forecast on June 3 that Russian forces will seize the remaining 10% of the oblast in the next two weeks, claiming that Ukrainian forces have enough reinforcements and equipment to conduct further counterattacks and defend their positions.[2] Haidai noted that Russian forces wrongfully believe in their own successes, enabling Ukrainian defenders to inflict high losses against unsuspecting Chechen units.”

    663. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      680. The Institute of War (which General Keane heads) comments regarding the latest Ukrainian claims:

      “The Ukrainian government and military are furthermore discussing the battle of Severodonetsk in increasingly confident terms and are likely successfully blunting the Russian military’s major commitment of reserves to the grinding battle for the city. While Russian forces may still be able to capture Severodonetsk and Lysychansk and Ukrainian forces are likely more degraded than Haidai’s statements imply, Ukrainian defenses remain strong in this pivotal theater. The Russian military has concentrated all of its available resources on this single battle to make only modest gains. The Ukrainian military contrarily retains the flexibility and confidence to not only conduct localized counterattacks elsewhere in Ukraine (such as north of Kherson) but conduct effective counterattacks into the teeth of Russian assaults in Severodonetsk that reportedly retook 20% of the city in the last 24 hours.”

    664. jason says:

      The Quechua version is on hold for now”

      I suppose the Taíno version is too, so AOC would have to read it in the imperialist English language?

      The racism and hatred of Indigenous cultures is there for all to see.

    665. jason says:

      I can’t get excited by news “we are losing slower than expected”

      Oblast Administration Head Serhiy Haidai disagreed with the UK Defense Ministry forecast on June 3 that Russian forces will seize the remaining 10% of the oblast in the next two week”

      Translation: we lost 90% already.

      “Ukrainian forces are successfully slowing down Russian operations to encircle Ukrainian positions”

      Translation: we are being encircle.

    666. jason says:

      I hope Tgca will let us know early if he survived the Great Florida Flood.

      Bitter, how many days without news can we assume the worst happened and enter the claim?

    667. Bitterlaw says:

      Tgclown has been dead to me for a long time.

      Don’t forget that an 8 inch flood to a normal sized person is like a tsunami to him.

      New thread.

    668. Gordon Allen says:

      I f you’ve listened to Keane,who appears regularly on the Larry Kudlow show,which my wife and I watch often the Ukranians should be nearing Moscow by now.
      The Russians are close to an encirclement,but in general prospects for a stalemate soon ala WW 1 are pretty high