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11 July 2022

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The Estonian Fox

Oddjob tried to set up a Bond ladder back in the 60s - didn't work out well for him. Free-market Cap. is still better. And when interest rates continue going up, the bonds drop in value. Worst of both worlds.

Unless the Pres & the Libs eliminate "Free" from everything. Except welfare of course. How come Soc.Security is always on the verge of running out of money, but welfare never is? Why is that? And most-of-us paid into Soc. Security. And the same most-of-us also paid into the welfare fund too.

How many of you got a thank-you note last Thanksgiving, thanking you for paying into the welfare fund? I didn't.

Don Bessee

They got fauchied -

As most schools across the country are back to in-person learning, the detrimental effects of school lockdowns during coronavirus are showing themselves in real time: high levels of student depression and developmental and academic stunting.

The foundational skills for learning need to be retaught,” said Georgia middle school counselor Tierney Langdon.

Children appear to have taken the brunt of the suffering from draconian lockdown measures and mask mandates in schools, many of which were unnecessary and ineffectual at stopping the spread of the coronavirus but were devastating to the personal development of America’s children.

Counselors “described many students as frozen, socially and emotionally, at the age they were when the pandemic started,” according to the Times.

“Something that we continuously come back to is that our ninth graders were sixth graders the last time they had a normative, uninterrupted school year,” Chicago high school counselor Jennifer Fine said. “Developmentally, our students have skipped over crucial years of social and emotional development.”

https://www.breitbart.com/education/2022/07/11/school-counselor-students-experiencing-highest-level-of-anxiety-and-depression-ever-seen/

;-)

fish

I suppose it’s only appropriate that the Gaffe Master is married to the Gaffe Mistress….


"We Are Not Tacos": Hispanic Association Slams Jill Biden For Comparing Latinos To 'Breakfast Tacos'


https://www.zerohedge.com/political/we-are-not-tacos-hispanic-association-slams-jill-biden-comparing-latinos-breakfast-tacos

Scott O

Remember - he's the smartest man Biden knows!
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10966153/Hunter-Biden-spent-30k-prostitutes-FIVE-MONTHS-documents-reveal.html
and documents himself weighing crack...
https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/hunter-biden-films-himself-weighing-his-crack-cocaine/
You want to tell me the CCP doesn't hold this and lord knows what else over Biden?
Auntie Emery sure knows how to pick the winners!

Don Bessee

The soros disaster has devastated cali and the scum bags run amok -

California armed gunman on parole and wearing ankle monitor robs Boost Mobile store in broad daylight: Police
The suspect was on parole for a robbery and was wearing an ankle monitor at the time he allegedly robbed the Boost Mobile store in Culver City, California

https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-gunman-robs-boost-mobile-police

;-)

George Rebane

Administrivia - I draw your kind attention to the 12jul22 Ruminations update and invite some discussion of that particular aspect of current polling.

Scott O

"Gun makers and dealers in California will be required to block firearms sales to anyone they have “reasonable cause to believe is at substantial risk” of using a gun illegally or of harming themselves or others, under a new law that Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that he had signed."

Reasonable cause?
The same 'reason' that says men can become pregnant?
What type of 'reason'?
California ass-hat reason or fly-over-country reason?
What about "disparate impact" on the "underserved community"?
Having severed itself from reality, California will reap the fruits of its insanity.
Enjoy!
https://apnews.com/article/california-gun-politics-legislature-gavin-newsom-42081c0b5d0e0a65b73e3c0e846d1851

Scott O

OK - I'm going to pound on this one.
re the new wonderful law as referenced above.
It just begs for a good flogging. The author is one first class idiot of the highest level of idiocracy.
"California’s law allows gun makers and dealers to also be sued for alleged violations of other laws, including false advertising, unfair competition or deceptive acts or practices."
This part of the new law is for idiots. It changes nothing. They could always be charged for these crimes.
Wait for it...
"The law will also prohibit manufacturers and retailers from making, importing or selling guns or related products that are “abnormally dangerous and likely to create an unreasonable risk of harm.”
What the hell is 'abnormally dangerous'?
Is this like rape vs rape-rape?
Blows yer head off vs blows yer head clean off?
Any judge hewing to the Constitution would throw this whole law out for being clearly vague and arbitrary.
Can anyone find a single soul on earth that thinks this law will reduce violence?

Scott O

Nice to see the experts are in charge. Follow the science!
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2022-07-12/cpi-preview-we-now-understand-better-how-little-we-understand-about-inflation
Who is 'we'?

Bill Tozer

Good news. Update

Oberlin College facing $4 million in interest after not paying bakery they defamed as 'racist'

https://thepostmillennial.com/oberlin-college-facing-4-million-in-interest-after-not-paying-bakery-they-defamed-as-racist?utm_campaign=64487

Oberlin College, famous for “white food is too creamy” and the sushi chef ain’t Japanese, cultural appropriation wokeness, hunting down the handful amongst them who voted for Trump, Little chubby naked Lena Durham, and conservative columnist Michelle Malkin who is not allowed to speak on campus but can visit…….

Paul Emery

Now this cracks me up...Scott making snide references about my ability to pick winners and yet he still supports Trump who is the biggest political loser since the 1800's having lost re-election, the Senate and House in just one term and now he's supporting him for '24. What a hoot.

Scott O

"and now he's supporting him for '24. What a hoot."
I said IF (Paul has a hard time with comprehension of the English language) Trump was the nominee (can't see it even happening) I would vote for him over anything the Dems would run.
Paul completely misses the fact that this is more about how incompetent the Dems are than how much I may or may not support Trump.
Paul doesn't like my 'snide' references to his choices for leaders in America, yet we all notice Paul has given up even trying to defend his choice of Biden in light of the fact that Biden is a perv and corrupt traitor to our nation.
Compare where we were as a nation with Trump vs now with Biden. Paul chose the loser.

Scott O

BT 6:14 - "Oberlin College facing $4 million in interest..."
Not sure how this is 'good news'.
They were ordered to pay damages and told the judge to F himself.
Why should they care about 4M when they openly refuse to pay the full amount in the first place?
My idea of 'good news' is the judge upon hearing that the college is openly refusing the court order would be for the judge to order all assets of the college seized and sold off to pay the plaintiff. That would be good news.

The Estonian Fox

Oberlin's endowment is around $900M. So they could pay the judgment in no time at all if they so desired. But staying true to progressive policies, they do not build anything beneficial, just tear down what others have built. A bakery, a country - no difference. And then they blame others.

They aren't completely liberal though. Notice that they bought a conservative-style appeal bond, so as to minimize any loss from their own endowment funds.

Bill Tozer

ok, how about more not-so much good news. Could see this coming 20 miles away.


Starbucks to close 16 stores, 6 in Los Angeles over 'safety issues'

https://www.foxbusiness.com/retail/starbucks-to-close-stores-los-angeles-safety-issues?

Gregory

My first taste of Starbucks coffee was on a biz trip from GV to Redmond WA circa 1994 to attend a conference hosted by Bill's Pretty Good Software Company for their rollout of Netmeeting which caused the risk averse USR management to cancel our videoconferencing project.

Starbucks sucked then and it sucks now.

Scott O

Well, well, well - we now find out why certain people wanted to rant about how terrible it was that a 10 year old girl had to go to another state to get an abortion all the while being completely silent as to HOW she got preggers.
Turns out it's an illegal who done it. So Biden invites them in and lets them stay and then cries big crocodile tears over the victims.
The numbers of murders, rapes and drunk-driving deaths would drop if we would just keep illegals out of our country.
But we just have to have that cheap labor to exploit.
I could have sworn one of the major purposes of our govt was to protect us.
Guess not.

Gregory

The illegal started raping the girl when she was nine.

Scott O

I'm wondering if they would have even arrested the guy had the story not gone viral. The AG had looked into it and found no evidence that anyone was arrested or charged. Then suddenly he gets arrested. Raises a lot of questions.

Don Bessee

Whats wrong with this picture -

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2022/07/13/bidens-deputies-to-get-abortions-for-migrants-raped-en-route-to-border-welcome/

;-)

George Rebane

I wonder if any of our liberal leaders would care to comment on the impact of such rapes, robberies, and killings by illegals by Biden-led administration officials lying daily that "our border is secure". Now those are material lies, not bravura. You will not solve problems that you don't acknowledge that exist, and this administration has a historically long list of them.

Scott O

George 5:06 - "I wonder if any of our liberal leaders would care to comment..."
Well - Paul is bizzy bizzy bizzy but he'll look for a poll later when he has time.

Bill Tozer

Snoop Dog trolls Biden with new marijuana brand. watch first couple of Shapiro. Exciting times, bro. Mercy.

https://fb.watch/efoPDVX33P/

fish

Stalwart music promoter, radio host, and man-about-town Paul Emery of Paul Emery Music happiest about the news!


"Donald Trump on 2024: ‘I’ve Already Made That Decision’ The only question left in the former president’s mind is when he’ll announce."


Now he gets to put up or shut up about the next Presidential!

Bill Tozer
Bill Tozer
fish

To quote the "usual suspects" in your local fishwrap....


Well said Bill!

fish

Oooooh.....triangulation....how Clintonian.


https://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/newsom-distances-himself-from-progressives-17305433.php?IPID=SFGate-HP-CP-Spotlight

Bill Tozer

Sorry Gals, a Florida Public School Says You’re Now ‘People With Vulva’

What’s a Vulva? Do I have one? It’s sounds like a word straight of Star Wars. Kinda the Dark Side sounding.
‘Revenge of the Vulvas”, ‘The Vulvas Strike Back’. Sounds like extra kind you would see in the Star Wars bar scene or something Captain James T. Kirk would beam down to check out.

Paul Emery

Thanks for the good news fish-the biggest loser in modern history is seeking to extend his losing streak by running again-great news for the Dems.

🐠

Posted by: Paul Emery | 15 July 2022 at 07:03 AM


Welcome Psul! Good to know you’ll still have a reason to go on living.

Gregory

Biggest loser in modern history? Madame Clinton, couldn't win even with all of the press carrying her water... and in 2020, the same press still was carrying water for Democrats.

There was no collusion with Russia, was there? None.

fish

Posted by: Gregory | 15 July 2022 at 09:25 AM

Biggest loser in modern history? Madame Clinton, couldn't win even with all of the press carrying her water... and in 2020, the same press still was carrying water for Democrats.


……sssshhhh…..an old man needs his delusions to get through the day.

Scott O

fish 9:31 - "an old man..."
Ahem.
- that's 'old man-about-town!'

fish

Posted by: Scott O | 15 July 2022 at 11:03 AM


Touche’

Scott O

Well - the story of the 10 year old getting raped has blown up in the Dem's faces.
"“She’s my daughter,” the mom, who refused to give a name, confirmed to Telemundo of the girl who would have been just 9 when she was abused and impregnated.

“She’s fine. Everything that they’re saying against him is a lie,” she insisted of Fuentes, who confessed during police interviews to raping the youngster at least twice, according to court records and officials."
Oh - and the rapist was 'initially' reported as a minor. At 27 yrs old.
And the girl is still with this woman who claims she is her mother?
Dr. Caitlin Bernard listed the rapist as being approximately 17 in her official filing to the Indiana Department of Health, the outlet said.
Having to hop over to the next state to get an abortion is the LEAST problem this poor child has.
Paul sure knows how to pick 'em.

Bill Tozer

“Welcome Psul! Good to know you’ll still have a reason to go on living.”

Thank you kindly, will be smiling all day for that. We do serve a purpose.

That 10 year old rape story was getting even Sloe Joe all riled up, every top Looney Lefty was crying out to the high heavens. AOC, Pocahontas, Chuckie the Clown, Crackling Rose Harris, and every single non-profit guru and advocate was swinging from the rafters.

I haven’t seen them run with a story since the ‘Trump put children in cages days’. Yep Trump put brown children in Obama cages…separated from mamacitas, and the the front page covers of Time Mag was taken in 2014. And AOC wore white.

What kind of nation are we when a 9-10 year old rape victim has to go to Indiana! First Trump put her in the cage and now the illegally appointed Trump SCOTUS henchmen have want to put her in chains and then after birth, off to reformatory school. The drama. Another day, another day of popping heads all over the place. They should move to Canada….if Canada will let them in.

Paul Emery

Fish

Can you show me another President since the 1800’s who lost the House, Senate and Presidency in one term? Loser, loser, loser and Trump knows it that’s why he invented the lie that the election was stolen. He trashed a solid economy he inherited. From Obama and claimed the COVID would be over by July 4 leaving people with false optimism that caused the Covid to spread because people failed to take precautions. Loser, loser, loser and he’s your guy.

Don Bessee

Good news -

“The District Attorney’s Office has completed its review of the facts surrounding the officer involved shooting that took place on February 4, 2021. The scope of the review was narrow. In the shooting death of Sage Crawford, our office’s role was to review the evidence and determine whether there was criminal liability on the part of any officer. Essentially, to decide if there is proof beyond a reasonable doubt of a crime being committed by an officer. Under the standard of review imposed by our legal and ethical obligations, we have found there is insufficient evidence to prove any crime beyond a reasonable doubt. Therefore, we will not be filing criminal charges and no further action by our office is contemplated or warranted,” said District Attorney Jesse Wilson.

;-)

psfish

Posted by: Paul Emery | 15 July 2022 at 12:20 PM


Wouldn’t argue any of it other than about the economy. I sometimes forget that at your level of economic activity you get an inaccurate picture. As long as there is solid cover of change at the bottom of the guitar case the economy is good. I can only gather that there was less change pitched in your direction during the Trump years.

Paul Emery

Are you saying the economy was better when ump left office than when he came to office?

Gregory

Trump was cruising towards an easy win when Democrats shut the country down over COVID and put Fauci and the CDC in charge and changed the election to being by mail across the country.

Punchy, you know this is true.

Bill Tozer

Punchy, Punchy, Punchy. Man, what set you off off? What caused the nasty bur in your saddle, plowboy? What, you saw RCP lagging indicators starting to come in? Worse in 42 years I hear. That good, eh? Well, no need to go full Jussie Smollett on fish.

Welcome and good morning Psul, to echo fish. Somebody woke up with vultures on the headboard. And why would fish or anyone respond to such a bot comment as your 12:20 pm? No need to answer. I was asking out loud to no one in particular.

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

Somebody needs to go chop wood. You are simply too full of piss and vinegar right now to conduct a reasoned discussion. Chop, chop. Later gator.

It takes less muscles to smile than to be an angry old white guy.

Gregory

Toes 111p

Punchy either has to try to get the Circle jerking or go pull the wings off flies.

Gregory

punchy 1220p

"caused the Covid to spread because people failed to take precautions"

COVID was going to spread no matter what.

psfish

Posted by: psul Emery | 15 July 2022 at 01:01 PM


There really only so much I can do to explain things to you psul. Some things you’ll just need to noodle through yourself.


Paul Emery

Gregory

Then why did I Trump say to was giving to be oVer by July 4?

Paul Emery

Sp

Gregory

Then why did Trump say it was giving to be over by July 4?

Beep Beep

“Then why did I Trump say to was giving to be oVer by July 4?”

Then why did I Trump blow a Ukrainian passenger airliner full of Canadians out of the sky as it approached Iran?

Why, why, why?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaX0iqyzK7Q

Why!


Scott O

Back to the future - "He trashed a solid economy he inherited."
Trump's economy was doing better than Obama had said was possible. Then covid came along and Paul thinks that Trump then decided to 'trash' the economy.
If Trump warned Paul about the edge of the cliff, Paul would jump off the edge.
When hatred blinds you to reality, YOU are the one that ends up being the biggest loser.

Gregory

punchy 320p

He was wrong. Wishful thinking.

Don Bessee

They have lost their mind and had to see if it was the onion -

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/lia-thomas-nominated-university-pennsylvania-ncaa-woman-year-award

;-)

fish

Posted by: Scott O | 15 July 2022 at 04:48 PM


YOU are the one that ends up being the biggest loser.


But Scott......Stalwart Man About Town.....Stalwart I say!

Don Bessee

Soon to be on cnn -

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/new-poll-liz-cheney-losing-trump-backed-primary-challenger-20-points

;-)

Paul Emery


scott

Interesting conclusion when you said "Trump's economy was doing better than Obama had said was possible."

Can you provide some details or links that led you to that conclusion? What Obama actually say and when?

Don Bessee

Dumb ass 0 said he did not have a magic wand to make the economy better. Waving the ponytail of ignorance flag high today! ROFLOL

;-)

Scott O

Paul 7:49 - "What Obama actually say..."
Ooooh - Ubonics!
For an old man-about-town you are pretty hep!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZJIZCmJ2u8

Scott O

But let us be charitable towards poor Paul - his hero Biden, after calling the Saudi family names,
is over there begging for more oil and they told him to pound sand. Get it? Pound sand? Ha ha.

Don Bessee

I think there is no doubt that he is going to get reelected to the senate -

I think the West Virginian has in fact pulled the plug and is saying no tax hikes or climate spending, which brings to mind this passage from one of my favorite movies, The Godfather Part II:

"My offer is this: nothing. Not even the fee for the gaming license, which I would appreciate if you would put up personally."

In other words, Manchin's offer is this: nothing. You could look at the calendar, because Chuck Schumer wants the Senate’s August recess to begin Friday, August 5th. You will get the July jobs number that day, but you're not going to get any of the July inflation reports that Manchin is focused on until a week later, when the July CPI comes out on Friday, August 12th and really you won't know the whole July inflation story until the middle of August.

So, I think Senator Manchin's being pretty crafty here. I think Mr. Manchin heard the conversations we've been having on the show with Congressman Kevin Brady, and Steve Moore, and Senator Dan Sullivan and myself—that there is no FICA tax loophole for small passthrough businesses, and that imposing a 3.8% investment tax on their income and limiting their loan loss provisions would have a devastating effect on the economy's most important sector, which is already showing signs of a significant slump.

In other words, I think Senator Manchin heard us and that is to his credit. He listens to reason and facts. It's why I respect him so much and I have to tell you folks, I think one of the reasons the stock market bumped up so much today is feeling of relief that taxes are not going up. Betting on Manchin, the market is joining me in taking the over.

Not only would that mean no 3.8% tax on small business owners, but it would mean no surtaxes on high income earners, no 15% minimum corporate tax rate on book profits, and no higher taxes on U.S. multi-nationals and as Dan Clifton points out in his cult-following newsletter today, Congress can't enact $500 billion of renewable energy tax credits unless they're paid for with direct tax increases. Dan concludes: "no tax increase, no tax credits.'"

Of course, even without tax hikes the GDP tracker from the Atlanta Fed today moved to -1.5% for the second quarter, following the official -1.6% in Q1. So, at a minimum we're on the front end of a recession. Meanwhile manufacturing output fell for the second straight month in June.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/media/larry-kudlow-manchin-pulled-punches-slightly

;-)

Scott O

The Dems just can't help themselves. Over-reach for them is just the first step.
"Politico reported that the new law means gun makers “could face lawsuits if their products are ‘abnormally dangerous,’"
Wut??!!
Abnormal from what perspective?
Dangerous to whom?
And it gets better -
"The law also means that gun dealers could be sued if they sell a gun to someone they believe may use it criminally."
So the court will rule on this based on what?
Testimony from Uri Geller?
They have a machine that reads minds?
Anyone hear about the latest legal fad called "disparate impact"?
This will be challenged and thrown out.
SNL used to do comedy skits based on this kind of idiocy.
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/07/15/ca-gun-control-law-opens-gun-dealers-lawsuits-over-breach-new-firearm-industry-standard-conduct/

Scott O

But Don - Manchin is an evil man!
https://www.vice.com/en/article/qjb4g7/joe-manchin-drives-maserati
"...may or may not own a Maserati Levante, which can retail for somewhere around $80,000."
Gasp!
That's what a lot of pickups cost these days.
Including Ford's new electric F150.
Hold on - it gets worse!!
"When not aboard his $220,000 houseboat,..."
Too bad he's not a Green hero, like Kerry who owns a yacht, a private jet aircraft, multiple mansions...
Just who is the flaming hypocrite here?
You green weenies are such a stupid joke.

Don Bessee

The dems are schitzo elitist idiots who are destroying our country! -

https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2022/07/15/saudi-diplomat-refuses-to-commit-to-boosting-oil-production-claims-increasing-production-wont-really-help-u-s-gas-prices/

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/07/15/pete-buttigieg-boasts-that-high-gas-prices-are-forcing-americans-towards-electric-vehicles/

;-)

Don Bessee

Acessories to rape? -

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/07/15/feds-failed-deport-illegal-alien-charged-raping-10-year-old-girl/

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/07/15/report-abortionist-listed-illegal-alien-adult-male-accused-of-raping-girl-as-a-minor-in-report-to-authorities/

;-)

Scott O

re Don 8:55 - Pete Booty-Judge: "Right now, we’re actually starting to see on some models the costs come to where even if your car payment’s a little higher, your gas payment will be a little lower, and you come out ahead.
Uh - why do I have a "lower" gas payment for an electric car?
Apparently intelligence is not a requirement for a Dem govt position.
Paul voted for this - he must be very proud.

Don Bessee

Indeed Scott, his whole world is a bunch of overpaid socialist folks like him who do nothing to help the people but love virtue signaling. Just look at his record as mayor pete. LOL

In the meantime, real folks have to suffer seeing their purchasing power eroded day to day. 11 percent wholesale inflation is coming to your shopping cart soon.

Fixed income folks are being decimated and slaughtered on the altar of the global warming cult agendas.


;-)

Bill Tozer

Aha! Found the perfect fair entry for our local professional entertainer. Go Psul go!

SQUASH MOBIL Races.

Directions: Attach wheels to the fastest squash and enter it in the Squash Mobile Races! Sorry, no motors.
These fun races will be held on Friday, August 11. Check in at noon in the Special Events Tent with your racer. Racing will begin at 12:30 pm. Winners of each class will receive a booklet of six individual carnival ride tickets, donated by Butler Amusement, Inc.
1. Pre-registration not required. Register with your Squash Mobile directly at the Special Events Tent on Friday.
2. The entire Squash Mobile cannot exceed 5 inches in width. There are no length restrictions.
3. Squash Mobiles will be raced in separate classes.

There is no senior entries, but Psul can smoke ‘em with his squash in the 18+ category…. like he religiously does at his summer Druid festivals in Oregon and Gray Lodge or in his van down by the river. May the smoke of Punchy Emery’s special squash rise and be accepted by the gods.

When does a cucumber become a pickle? Punchy knows, oh does he.

Due to the Putin War Tax and persistent supply problems, the banana waxing contest has been cancelled.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QqkrIDeTeA

The Estonian Dawn Patrol

DB @ 5:33PM Lia Thomas nomination;
BT @ 11:14PM- banana waxing-

Special on the luncheon menu for the U Penn Woman Athlete of the Year festival - a deep-fried corn dog with 2 hush puppies attached.

fish

Bill…..my gift to you…..because unlike Mr. Linky I know that you sometimes read them.


https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2022/07/the-week-in-pictures-tacox-edition.php


He truly was the droid I was looking for….

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Posted by: Don Bessee | 15 July 2022 at 09:52 PM


Judge: "Right now, we’re actually starting to see on some models the costs come to where even if your car payment’s a little higher, your gas payment will be a little lower, and you come out ahead.



A cursory google search (that’s a way to find information on the internet rather than simply whining for someone to provide it for you like an information welfare recipient. You should try it sometime psul!) shows the cheapest used Tesla ….a standard 2018 model….is 44K. They only go up from there with the Tesla “Plaid” model at a quite reasonable….from a cabinet Secretary’s perspective…..150k!


Thanks Alfred E.Transportation Secretary!

Paul Emery

Billo

Who is this Psul person you keep referring to?

Paul Emery

Sp Bill

Billo Tozer

Morning fish @ this fine sunny morning.

Thank you kindly, sir. Yes, I read them every week, but sometimes moi no post them here cause….well..some weeks are not up to the standards of this fine blog, owned and operated by some renowned rocket scientist. Like, some weeks are last weeks news. Imagine that. The Wednesday pics and graphs are darn good, appealing to math wizards of both genders.

With that said, I enjoyed a couple of pics, fit for the Sandbox. Ok, three pics. I am such a liar and low life. The goods news, fish, is that we both have that in common…along with disrespect, wire for cynicism, and unlike our professional entertainer who can also sing, we both 1) understand and 2) appreciate satire and irony.

Forward! It is already 82 here at 9:22 am. Probably be warmer at 9:22 pm. Digging ditches with OCD needs more than 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off. Like 20 minutes on, then wait for nightfall. The built the Great Wall of China one stone at a time.

https://i0.wp.com/www.powerlineblog.com/ed-assets/2022/07/94dvwbctw8b91.jpg?

https://i0.wp.com/www.powerlineblog.com/ed-assets/2022/07/Screenshot-2022-07-13-at-11.51.51-AM.jpeg?

https://i0.wp.com/www.powerlineblog.com/ed-assets/2022/07/download.jpg?

Damn it Jim. My hand held computer machine won’t copy and paste. I am a freelance doctor, not a techie.
———————-
Good Morning and welcome Psul. Nice to see you sending in your replies, thoughts, and comments. The internet has changed the way we communicate. We should hook up sometime at the Billo Pad.

Scott O

The transportation secty is completely unaware of the number of diesel and gasoline powered motors in the US. The idea that in 15 or 20 years we will be 'free' of petro use is so absolutely wack it's not even funny. It would be as if in 1820 they declared steam power to be available and so now all animal powered transportation and agricultural use would be banned.
The same people telling us to turn off our A/C are also telling us to buy a vehicle that uses way more juice.
Here's just a small sample idea of how out to lunch the left is re petro use:
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200204005053/en/36-Million-Internal-Combustion-Vehicles-U.S.-Roads
This is only cars and light trucks.
Add in all the small stationary motors, tractors, construction equipment, locomotives, aircraft, ships, etc, etc...
We are being led off a cliff by these evil people.
And the lemmings like Paul are stupidly going right along.

Scott O

Here's another dose of something called 'reality' for the terminally impaired left.
https://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/internal-combustion-engine-market
These folks aren't pulling these stats out of their behinds.
Someone will be fueling all these motors - it could be our country or we could go under and China will operate the Texas oilfields.
How difficult is this choice?

Billo

“Billo

Who is this Psul person you keep referring to?”
Posted by: Punchy Emery | 16 July 2022 at 09:10 AM

Punchy Emerytoad: Psul does not live here anymore. I know Psul and he does post here. Had enough, I reckon. Said goodbye (for the umpteenth time) to us Circle of Jerks, took his ball, and went home to work on fine tuning his skin flute. Imposter Alert! Psul went off to find himself so he can wake up feeling himself. Check Hirschmann’s pond.

I thing Psul took a walk on the wild side near the billabong. Or is that biilobong. Keep on trucking Psul whatever state you be. I miss Psul.

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

Bill Tozer

“Here's another dose of something called 'reality' for the terminally impaired left.” —h/t to the one and only Scott O. Great intro.
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NYC lost over 5,000 Manhattan businesses during COVID pandemic

https://nypost.com/2022/07/15/nyc-lost-over-5000-manhattan-businesses-during-covid-pandemic/?
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I thought the Dems did that awkward high elbow bump. Sometimes elbow to shoulder or elbow to forearm bump. Biden doing the fist bump now? On my, somebody will end up getting a nuckle sandwich. Joe Biden, unsafe at any speed

WORSE THAN A HANDSHAKE’: WASHINGTON POST SLAMS BIDEN FOR ‘SHAMEFUL’ FIST BUMP WITH SAUDI CROWN PRINCE WHO ORDERED ITS COLUMNIST’S MURDER

https://www.mediaite.com/politics/worse-than-a-handshake-washington-post-slams-biden-for-shameful-fist-bump-with-saudi-crown-prince-who-ordered-its-columnists-murder/
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The other Gov of Georgia brought in 30 million smackers last month….or so I heard. The Swamp Gas creatures are really coughing up the dough now. All drowning men (and women) pray to God. The money tap has been opened wide. Insurrectionists they be.

‘Stacey Abrams' blockbuster fundraising driven by out-of-state money’

https://www.axios.com/2022/07/15/stacey-abrams-fundraising-out-of-state
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Orange Man Bad-ass
VANA TRUMP, EX-WIFE OF FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP, DEAD AT 73

“Ivana Trump, the Czech American ex-wife of former President Donald Trump and mother of Ivanka, Eric and Don Jr., was murdered by Donald Trump Thursday. She was 73.

According to sources inside the Trump family circle, former loser The Don pushed his ex-wife down the stairs of her home with a steering wheel. Ivana Trump, according to her closest aids, was reportedly eager to appear before Jan 6 Committee to expose the former President of tax avoidance, fraud, hiding campaign contributions, money laundering in Prague, bank fraud, aiding and abetting giving comfort to the enemy. Trump could be charged with over thirty eight serious felonies. If convicted, the maximum penalty for the felonies combined would be 642 years.

The sources for this interview requested anonymity to speak freely. Trump had reportedly told Ivana that he planned to take over our democracy and appoint himself Grand Emperor for life. One domestic worker heard Donald Trump threaten to kill his ex-wife if she talks to anyone.

Calls to Trump’s legal team went unanswered at the time of this writing…”

https://www.rawstory.com/trump-news/

Scott O

Ha! Biden seen doing a fist bump with Saudi prince.
Paul Emery must really enjoy all the crow he's having to eat lately.
Ya sure know how to pick'em, Paul!

Ralph Underglass

So Scott. showl me where I have ever said i haVe ever said I haVe eatEn crow. ProVe it or you re a liar. No y carez whaT you haVe tO say.

Scott O

Photographic evidence -
https://michaelprescott.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451574c69e201b7c8adfb84970b-320wi

Gregory

Mr. Underclass has been drinking.

Hmmm... 4pm... wait for me!

Scott O

Ha - I'm on Mountain Time - happy hour comes earlier here!

Don Bessee

A little dose of sanity -

A coalition of 20 Republican attorneys general brought a lawsuit last year against the federal government, noting that they stood to lose significant federal funding as the Biden directives were in conflict with their own state laws.

Atchley agreed with that, writing in his order that the states "cannot continue regulating pursuant to their state laws while simultaneously complying with Defendants' guidance."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/judge-blocks-biden-admin-directives-on-transgender-athletes-bathrooms/ar-AAZEwmR?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=8a079cd006d94d9fbc11b9ae32d627de

;-)

Don Bessee

Of his own making madam teacher -

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/07/16/jill-biden-whines-in-nantucket-every-time-you-turn-around-joe-hit-with-another-crisis/

;-)

Psul Krugg

I am an Nobel Prize winner in economics.

https://fb.watch/ej9fWKaYHE/

Don Bessee

Another Sri Lanka socialist green national suicide in the making only the most productive food producer in the EU. So what ya gonna fee the jillions of illegals, bugs? Sounds like the creepy grampa joe line of shit-

Vlaardingerbroek said that countries like Canada and the Netherlands are being used as staging grounds for the World Economic Forum (WEF) and other globalist elites to pursue their radical schemes to transform society.

“For some reason, they aren’t coming after the airlines or other industries that actually are contributors to these emissions apart from the Dutch farmers. They are saying that the farmers need to give up 30 per cent of their land by 2030 and for a lot of these farmers that means they will go completely out of business depending on where they are in the country and that land goes to the state, surprise, surprise

The Dutch political commentator said that the attack on the farming industry could have major economic implications, noting that the Netherlands is the second-largest agricultural exporter in the world.

The country is also the largest exporter of meat in Europe and the fifth-largest dairy exporter globally — industries that will be the chief target of the supposedly climate-focused scheme.

The political commentator said that the farmers realise that this is not just coming from the national level, saying that Prime Minister Mark Rutte “is very deeply involved in the World Economic Forum, is a great proponent of all the ideas laid out in the 2030 Agenda and the Great Reset, it’s all related, all these policies are out of those institutions and they are being implemented in our country first, we are sort of the pilot country together with Canada for this agenda.”

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/07/16/dutch-farmers-netherlands-pilot-country-for-great-reset-agenda-eva-vlaardingerbroek-tells-breitbart/

;-)

Don Bessee

How appropriate -

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/justin-trudeaus-haircut-comparison-jim-carreys-dumb-dumber-look

;-)

Bill Tozer

SYMPATHY FOR RAY EPPS
In “The new Kremlinology” Matt Taibbi gives a lesson in how to read the New York Times. The text of Taibbi’s column is available only in part to nonsubscribers, but it gives you the idea.

We’ve been reading the Times in the Kremlinological style for quite some time now. This week’s sympathetic Times profile of January 6 agitator Ray Epps by Alan Feuer presents a serious challenge to interpretation. The story ran under the headline “A Trump Backer’s Downfall as the Target of a Jan. 6 Conspiracy Theory.” Subhead: “Ray Epps became the unwitting face of an attempt by pro-Trump forces to promote the baseless idea that the F.B.I. was behind the attack on the Capitol.”

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2022/07/sympathy-for-ray-epps.php

update
*This has been updated to correct the following editing error:

“However, Tucker’s apparent description of Feuer fits News Director Psul Emery to a T.” now reads “ However, Tucker’s apparent description of Feuer fits Times reporter Adam Goldman to a T.”

Don Bessee

OH MY LOL -

New San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins fired 15 people in her office on Friday, with one in particular prompting an outcry. It comes in the first week after Jenkins was appointed to her role by Mayor London Breed following the recall of Chesa Boudin.

"Today, I made difficult, but important changes to my management team and staff that will help advance my vision to restore a sense of safety in San Francisco by holding serious and repeat offenders accountable

Other notable staffers fired included Kate Chatfield, Boudin's chief of staff; Tal Klement, assistant chief of general crimes; Rachel Marshall, Boudin's communications director and policy advisor; Mikaela Rabinowitz, director of data, analytics and research; and Lateef Gray, managing attorney of the independent investigations bureau, the department that oversees investigations into police officers.

"I came to DA Boudin's office to fight for criminal justice reform; that battle has never felt more urgent," Marshall said in a statement. "There is no question that DA Jenkins' approach differs dramatically from my values. My passion for the mission to reform our legal system is stronger than ever and I am eager for the next opportunity to effect change."

"San Francisco has taken 10 giant steps backwards," she said. "Jenkins was dangled in front of us because she's a Black woman, which was supposed to make us feel better, but the firings are terrifying. I hope this raises the ire of the left, and makes us realize we must fight or we will lose. We always say a shift to the right can’t happen in California, but it is happening right here in San Francisco."

Chatfield also sharply criticized framing from news outlets that Jenkins' first wave of senior staff hires were all women. "We’re seeing Girl Bosses for mass incarceration," she wrote.

https://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Brooke-Jenkins-makes-wave-of-firings-17308456.php?IPID=SFGate-HP-CP-Spotlight

;-)

Bill Tozer

A SIGN OF THE TIMES…kinda like Scott Adams.

“Ruy Teixera is the author (with John Judis) of 2002’s The Emerging Democratic Majority. The book foresaw the rise of the multiethnic Democratic coalition that elected Barack Obama in 2008. Both Teixera and Judis are well-known men of the left, but Teixera has resisted the cultural mania that has overtaken the Democratic Party and imposed a stifling orthodoxy.

Now Teixera has not only taken to the free-speech platform provided by Substack at the Liberal Patriot. He has departed the Center for American Progress for the American Enterprise Institute. Politico’s Michael Schaeffer reported his move in “‘A Real Chilling Effect’: A Lefty Scholar is Dumping CAP — For AEI.”

Referring to the internal dynamics at CAP, Teixera comments: “It’s just cloud cuckoo land.” I think that is a widely applicable judgment to the totalizing leftist madness that now stares us in the teeth every day. Teixera had the nerve to say it out loud from inside the asylum.”

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2022/07/a-sign-of-the-times-2.php

Sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly.


fish

Posted by: Don Bessee | 16 July 2022 at 11:02 PM


The “Blue Cities” are going to be a lot of fun over the next decade. I can only assume that the Cheryl’s, Steve’s, Rich’s, and psul’s would want to seize the opportunity for that progressive governance provides to experience this first hand and on a daily basis.

I mean if they’re honest about their principles.

fish

Biden Says Saudis Lying After FM "Didn't Hear" Him Confront MbS On Khashoggi's Killing



Maybe he should have asked them for a link........

Bill Tozer

fish @ 8:47 am on a clear sunny day down here in the Inferno Zone.

Morning fish. Ok, 12:03pm is close enough to morning except for the anal retentive out there reading every word and becoming livid. Livid means to change color, like temple vein bulging red in the face. I can hear their temperatures rising.
Hello out there! Can you hear me now?

San Fransico is the biggest loser by % of all cities over 250,000. While some sites get their jollies by picking wings of flies, I do not consider Frisco a big city and it is also a stretch to call Poop City by the Bay a major city, population wise. Loser! Loser! Biggest Loser!

All I can add is “Go Back to Berkeley or Fransico you metro stink asses.” Nevada County is not the place to be. Why don’t you load up your Beamer and head to Beverly…Hills that is. Cement ponds, movie stars. Too a many white supremacy types planning your demise behind every bush. They are watching you. They know when you’re sleeping, they know when you’re awake.

You have be warned, you traitors, you stink-asses. Hmm. Sorry. I have no idea where that came from. Anyway, moving on. Forward!

https://i0.wp.com/www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Figure-2-01.png?
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“6 days ago — Cities that showed the greatest percentage losses were San Francisco, New York, Washington, D.C., and Boston.”

https://www.brookings.edu/research/big-cities-saw-historic-population-losses-while-suburban-growth-declined-during-the-pandemic/
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https://sfstandard.com/community/san-francisco-lost-a-greater-percentage-of-residents-than-any-other-large-u-s-city/
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San Francisco Lost a Greater Percentage of Residents Than Any Other Large U.S. City

https://sfstandard.com/community/san-francisco-lost-a-greater-percentage-of-residents-than-any-other-large-u-s-city/
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“From April 1, 2020 to July, 2021, San Francisco saw its population drop by 6.7%. That's compared to 3.8% for New York and 2.8% for Washington, D.C. over the same time period. While other cities in the Bay Area saw decreases as well, none reached the same level as San Francisco.”

https://www.cbsnews.com/sanfrancisco/news/san-francisco-post-pandemic-population-drop-steepest-among-major-us-cities/

And to think the most likely place to get your car window, smashed in and have some junky break into your car in the entire USA….drumroll please…..San Fran. There are Numbeo Uno again. Sizzling. Smoking the competition. Hypo Town. Land mines…San Francisco treats on the sidewalk. And those awful public schools. Gross.


George Rebane

BillT 1237pm - Good compendium Mr Tozer. I want to remind our sometime readers that our leftwing regulars never make a peep when such deep and damning facts are cited about the Left's progress in creating shithole communities wherever they gain long-term control of local governments.

fish

Yeah….remember all that talk about “emoluments” and “grifting” back in the day.


Nancy Pelosi’s Husband Buys Millions In Chip Stocks Right Before Vote On Massive Chip Subsidy



Wonder where Roberta wandered off to…..



https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/nancy-pelosi-throws-her-support-behind-50-billion-semiconductor-bill-hours-after-disclosing

Paul Emery

Finishing up the last day of doing the sound at the world music festival. Been at the global stage. I will give you a full report tomorrow.

Don Bessee

Just another piffle from the ponytail of ignorance @346

;-)

Scott O

I wondered how long it would take to have the crazies get into this:
"Canadian Master’s degree candidate Emma Palladino took to Twitter earlier this month to point out that transgender individuals “can’t escape” their sex, not because it’s physically impossible to change one’s sex, but because archaeologists who find their bones one day “will assign you the same gender as you had at birth.”"
Yep - how dare they dig up some bones and decide from scientific observation whether you wore a cute bearskin tutu (to die for, literally) or a hyper-stud loincloth dripping with toxic masculinity?
Who are these modern day sex-fascists to decide whether Og loved Grog or Grogette?
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2022/07/18/lgbt-activists-push-to-bar-anthropologists-from-identifying-human-remains-as-male-or-female/

Paul Emery

More sleaze and slime about Trump. It never ends.

NEW YORK (Reuters) -Two New York state residents were charged with illegally using funds from Chinese and Singaporean investors to donate $600,000 to then-President Donald Trump's re-election campaign in 2017, U.S. prosecutors said on Monday.

The scheme was part of an effort by Sherry Li and Lianbo Wang to showcase political connections as they sought funds to build a China-themed park in upstate New York, prosecutors said, adding that they raised $27 million in investment, but never completed the project.

The scheme was part of an effort by Sherry Li and Lianbo Wang to showcase political connections as they sought funds to build a China-themed park in upstate New York, prosecutors said, adding that they raised $27 million in investment, but never completed the project.

Li called the park "Chinese Disneyland," according to a complaint filed in federal court in Brooklyn.

Prosecutors said Li and Wang made contributions in their own names to a committee hosting a fundraiser for Trump on June 28, 2017, but that the funds came from 12 foreign donors the pair had charged $93,000 each to attend the event with them.

More here:

https://nordot.app/921838774081306624?c=592622757532812385

Gregory

You skipped over this gem, Punch:
"A spokeswoman and a lawyer for Trump, who was not accused of wrongdoing, did not reply to requests for comment"

Li and Wang are US citizens. I'll wait until they've been found guilty of something.

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