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19 October 2023

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fishathrope

Posted by: Myocardial Infarction Juan | 19 October 2023 at 09:59 AM


..it was good for me (smoking cigarette)



Actually directed at Punchy but sure whatever...you do qualify as a Nevada City geriatric. Can you even reach little Juan to administer self pleasure?


Inquiring minds.....

Paul Emery


Gregory writes:

"GOP being in a mess would be not having a majority in the House."

What good is majority, small as it is, that is not unified. They are totally useless and can't do anything.

Gregory

Even a small GOP majority keeps Democrats from being able to move legislation and spending money.


I thought you knew that, Punch.

Paul Emery


So George what you are proposing is that the US military actively engage in regional warfare far from our shores. Your proposal means that we have not yet learned the lesson to stay out of regional disputes. We failed miserably and lost thousands of lives in our miserable interventions in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and even Korea and "lost the war" in all of those regional conflicts.

Gregory

"From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli" isn't just a slogan the Marine's sing, and George isn't suggesting fielding an army to take land.

It's relatively quick and easy to take out infrastructure... let the Hostages go, and the destruction will stop.

Gregory


"BREAKING NEWS: JUDGE BENITEZ RULES CALIFORNIA "ASSAULT WEAPON" LAW UNCONSTITUTIONAL- AGAIN!"

Gregory

The story in the LA Times...
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2023-10-19/federal-judge-again-rules-california-assault-weapons-ban-unconstitutional-appeal-likely

It's stayed for 10 days to keep them illegal long enough for Bonta to file an appeal.

Give up, Bonta. Give up, Gavin. It's lost.

fishanthrope

Can you even reach little Juan to administer self pleasure?


Ok.....I'll take that as a no.

Scott O

Paul "Your proposal means that we have not yet learned the lesson to stay out of regional disputes."
Hilarious!
Except of course, the regional disputes Biden gets us into.

Golly - seems like the world was a whole lot more peaceful when the Bad Orange Man was in the Oval Office sending out mean tweets - but Paul wanted President Potato, so here we are. The carnage mounts - but no mean tweets!
Happy, Paul?

Scott O

Gregory 1:17 - "Give up, Bonta. Give up, Gavin. It's lost."

That would depend on the meaning of the word "it".
"It" is being paraded by the Dems as a distraction from their failure to keep public order and safety. They can now throw up their hands and claim that the courts are the folks responsible for all the crime.
Assault weapons (whatever that means) are the shiny object the left and the Dems hold up for the public to fixate on while our major cities deteriorate into ruin under the control of the Dems.

Scott O

American justice - Democrat style:
"On Oct. 12, Jake Lang passed a milestone: 1,000 days in jail without a trial."
This is a deliberate ploy. The Dems are on their knees begging for violence.
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/1000-days-without-trial-jan-6-prisoner-shares-his-story-endurance-perseverance-and-hope

Gregory

It means a modern ugly black metal rifle.

Scott O

Gregory 10:03 - I was being sarcastic. The black plastic rifle is what they love to show the public, but the bans they want will be like the ones in Canada and Australia.
It's all kabuki theater.
Anyone here bother to listen to President Potato mumble something about the shit-show going on in the world today?
How much are these wars going to cost us?

Gregory

Scotto 1043p
And i was being cheeky

Rifle design sure has changed since the 19th Century

fish

Governor Isuzu!


Gavin Newsom — Who Insists He is NOT Running for President — Announces He’s ‘On His Way’ to Israel ‘Offering California’s Support.’


I'll give him this....he's got that whole democrat "talking and pointing" thing down cold! The perfect replacement for President Brainstem!



https://www.mediaite.com/news/gavin-newsom-who-insists-he-is-not-running-for-president-announces-hes-on-his-way-to-israel-offering-californias-support/

Scott O

Gregory 4:18 - "Rifle design sure has changed since the 19th Century"

Yeah, but the endless chants are:
"weapons of war on our streets..."

You'll notice they never say which war -
Vietnam, 1812, Peloponnesian, Iroquois vs Huron...
In 1994 the Hutus killed between 5 to 8 hundred thousand people (mostly all Tutsi) and eye witness accounts say it was mostly done with machetes. (bullets cost money).

Scott O

re my question at 10:43 - Wonderful news:
Biden's "leadership" consists of our nation going into debt a further 105 billion.
That's on top of the news concerning the Treasury auctions.
All the smarty-pants lefties got that modern monetary thang going on.

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Posted by: Scott O | 20 October 2023 at 08:20 AM


Another 105 billion for fighting other countries wars! But what’s this…..president Stem and his Democrat lackeys in congress also want to fortify the nations electrical grid?

How magnanimous…..for that and our nations radiant electrically powered future…..a whopping 4 billion!

Individual Juan

Sidney Powell releases the Kraken...

Sidney Powell for the prosecution!

Individual Juan

Chesebro releases his inner Kraken,

https://www.yahoo.com/news/jury-selection-set-begin-first-044842666.html

Gregory

indyjuan 1024a

So what?

Paul Emery


The Republican Party is such a mess they can't even pick a Speaker of the House. That's unprecedented. Jordan is such a loser just like Trump. He likes to lose over and over again. Trump and Jordan. Biggest political losers in modern history.

Gregory

What a simple creature.

Scott O

Your CA tax dollars at work:
"A UC Davis assistant professor tweeted a terrifying and specific threat targeting American journalists and their children. Asked by the Globe what the university intended to do about this, the university responded with a complete avoidance of the topic and PR speak so empty and anodyne it can only be read to be siding with the unhinged professor."
https://californiaglobe.com/fl/uc-davis-professor-threatens-journalists-and-their-kids-with-cleaver-ax/

Paul Emery


Yes indeed Trump is a simple creature Gregory and also by the way so is Jordan. Why a Libertarian such as you supports them I'll never know.

Gregory

Paul, what makes you think I support either of them?

🐠

Rich is whining again.


I will not vote for Kevin Kiley.


Yeah…..like you would have considered it anyway.


Senile poseur…..!

Paul Emery


Gregory

They are so far away from being Libertarian that you as a Libertarin should be speaking out against them but there's nothing from you. Yo even commented that the Repub House is in good shape when they can't even pick a Speaker..

So Gregory why don't you speak up as Libertarian against them.

Gregory

...because you just want Democrats to win.

Democrats are worse.

Paul Emery

Gregory


What does "because you just want Democrats to win" have to do with the fact that as a Libertarian you refuse to speak out agaisnt Trump and Jordan?

Gregory

As a Libertarian, I am free to choose when to write and speak.

George Rebane

Gentlemen, continue your grousing about Republicans under the most recent post.

Gregory

Who's grousing about Republicans?

I've my hands full grousing about one particular Democrat.

Paul Emery


That's what I'm talking about Gregory. You reserve all your grousing about Democrats and not a peep about Republicans. You say you are a Libertarian Gregory but all you do is grouse about Democrats. Trump and Jordan are in no way Libertarians but it doesn't matter to you,

Gregory

Democrats are the problem, Punch.

Gregory

Oh, and Punch, you are in no way a Libertarian.

Scott O

Well - the Dems got their wish!
Boy - the USA is sure better off with the left's version of a pluralistic and diverse bunch of people:
"At least 5,000 anti-Israeli protesters filled the streets of Bay Ridge Saturday at a rally where they called for the eradication of the Jewish state and demanded the United States withdraw its support of its closest ally in the Middle East."
Remember that there is right now a German family in the US (blonde and blue-eyed, no doubt) that are being denied asylum in our country because they want to live in a country where their children will not be taken away from the parents because they refuse to allow the govt to control their children's education.
We are throwing them out.
The folks calling for renewed genocide are welcome.
Maybe the Dems and lefties that post here when they have enough liquid courage can explain this.
https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2023/10/pro-genocide-rally-in-brooklyn.php

Paul Emery

So Gregory if you are saying "Democrats are the problem" then do you also believe Republicans are the solution?

I am a Green Libertarian Gregory. I thought you knew that.

Individual Juan

China is motivated,

https://imo2023.jp/en/news/detail.php?id=83#:~:text=The%20country%20rankings%20have%20also,it%20an%20impressive%20first%20place.

Gregory

Punchy, the Republican Party is a solution chosen by republicans. I thought you knew that.

fishhole

I am a Green Libertarian Gregory. I thought you knew that.


Green Libertarianism

/ˈsōSHəˌliz(ə)m/

noun

A political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be manipulated by a silly old man from Nevada City, California.

The crux of the philosophy hinges on the ability of a dirty old hippy to con naive tourists from Sausalito that it’s actually a viable political philosophy while shaking them down for free drinks all afternoon at one of Nevada City’s local watering holes.

Scott O

A 'green libertarian' who votes for and promotes Biden.
Hilarious.
I thought he just played gee-tar. Looks like he's trying to work a joke or two into the act.
Don't quit your day job.

Don Bessee

So the peoples republic throws out any standards or obligations to even attend school. That should make the tech companies decision to ditch the state that much easier. Gotta have that old time equity a la hucksters jackons/sharpton. Doom the smart kids to mediocracy since no advanced clases are available to get ready for university. -

https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/celebrity/your-heart-will-melt-when-you-see-this-tiny-kitten-snuggle-with-a-baby-chick/ar-AA1iIBLS?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=2f6aa6fa647344ccb04cde625a064a4a&ei=68

;-)

Don Bessee

No menthol cigs but free crack pipes for the addicts and of course no consequences -

https://www.breitbart.com/health/2023/10/23/joe-biden-moves-to-ban-menthol-cigarettes-while-pushing-safe-crack-pipes-marijuana-reform/

;-)

Don Bessee

Who came up with that line the congressional jihadi caucus?


https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/10/23/white-house-sympathizes-with-muslims-they-have-endured-a-disproportionate-number-of-hate-fueled-attacks/

;-)

Don Bessee

Tru dat! -

The Jewish state is facing a “hugely complicated” seven-front war against enemies within and beyond its borders — though “virtually all Arab countries” are “quietly cheering” for Israel, according to former commander of British forces in Afghanistan Colonel Richard Kemp, who blamed President Biden for “continuously appeasing” Iran, and called for “the strongest U.S. support for Israel in this conflict,” warning that further American “weakness” could encourage hostile nations to exploit the situation.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/10/24/exclusive-former-commander-afghanistan-israel-facing-war-fronts-arab-states-quietly-root-jihadist-defeat/

;-)

Steve Frisch

George, I sent a post that appears to landed in the ether. Any chance you can retrieve it?

Gregory

Decolonize Truckee.

🐠

Going great! Just as they’d hoped!


65 hospitals closing departments or ending services


https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/finance/61-hospitals-closing-departments-or-ending-services.html

George Rebane

SteveF 905am - I've checked all the usual folders that your comment may have landed in - no joy. Try it again, or email me a copy and I'll post it. The only other comment from you that posted properly is your GOP critique under 'Reprobate Republicans'.

Gregory

Chain controls for Donner Pass on I80.

🐠

It’s a white guy….please let it be a Trumper!


22 killed, dozens wounded across several locations in Lewiston, Maine: Live updates


C’mon you progressive fuckwits climb that pile of bodies! You know you want to!


https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/live-blog/active-shooter-incident-reported-lewiston-maine-live-updates-rcna122249

🐠

Probably want to pass on the Tsing Tao….


Tsingtao beer loses its fizz in South Korea after video of worker appearing to urinate into tank


Not you jeffy….drinking urine is probably directly in keeping with your San Francisco values…..so please feel free!


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/oct/25/tsingtao-beer-loses-its-fizz-in-south-korea-after-video-of-worker-appearing-to-urinate-into-tank

Don Bessee

Bidenomics and the invasion at the southern border should sink the socialist dems -

https://currently.att.yahoo.com/finance/news/many-americans-household-expenses-outpacing-040839462.html

;-)

Don Bessee

The new hitler youth -

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/biden-deploying-20000-climate-activists-making?dicbo=v2-kyrEAAV

;-)

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Good to be reminded that we have a President that truly, truly represents our Punchy….


Biden’s Cheat Sheets Attain Comic Book Status, But It's Not Funny



https://pjmedia.com/columns/miltharris/2023/10/28/bidens-cheat-sheets-attain-comic-book-status-but-its-not-funny-n1738878


Gregory

The California law banning 'gun shows' on County fairgrounds has been struck down by a Federal Court judge.

The walls are closing in on the Frischies.

Individual Juan

Pretty sure you still have to fill out some forms,

https://acrobat.adobe.com/id/urn:aaid:sc:US:5e0fb65e-9efd-476d-b624-615f5e2d81d5

Gregory

That has always been the case, Jeff. Didn't you know?

There has never been a "gun show loophole" in California.

Gregory

Jeff, 924a, as a bona fide J-school graduate and small town newspaper editor for a short time, of course you had no idea that the gun show loophole was bogus. Democratic Party talking points were there to be passed on without question.

Gregory

So Jeff... you really thought that I and others would be attracted to a "gun show" because we could buy a gun with no questions asked?

On state owned property?

What kept you from hearing the arguments from the other side? The CRPA and NRA don't bite and would have been happy to talk to you... and they would have been honest.

🐠

Ohhhh……you guys were so close again! Almost had your “white guy”.

So close!

I’d keep playing …….you’ll get your “Great White Defendent” one of these days!

https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nation-and-world/suspect-in-custody-for-posting-online-threats-about-jewish-students-at-cornell-university-2931951/?utm_campaign=widget&utm_medium=section_row&utm_source=homepage&utm_term=Suspect%20in%20custody%20for%20posting%20online%20threats%20about%20Jewish%20students%20at%20Cornell%20University

Individual Juan

Gregory, just pointing out how much a non- front page headline your little tidbit on gunshows mattered.

Individual Juan

Here is a fun little opinion piece on the first piece of legislation our new Bible thumping gavel banging House Speaker ran up the flagpole,

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/01/opinion/mike-johnson-israel-ukraine.html?unlocked_article_code=1.7Ew.HjM5.JkkaEMblZPRK&smid=url-share

Don Bessee

Instead of just accepting it why not just secure the border?

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/11/01/bidens-america-white-house-tells-schools-to-stock-up-on-narcan-amid-surging-youth-fentanyl-deaths/

;-)

Individual Juan

MAGA 8 band performs,

https://www.mediaite.com/entertainment/trump-fan-maga-8-band-does-truly-jaw-dropping-performance-to-warm-up-trump-rally-crowd-and-its-a-capella/

Gregory

Individual Jeffy is all about fun little opinion pieces. His fun. Lol.

Individual Juan

How about that Tommy (Tubesteak) Tuberville smackdown Gregory, oh wait, you are an independent 🤣🤣

fishanthrope

Individual Jeffy is all about fun little opinion pieces. His fun. Lol.


Now that he can't demonstrate his obeisance to business and political luminaries fellatially he needs something to do....

Gregory

Gaza is beginning to look a lot like Dresden, once upon a time. Full of dead Nazis, some were enthusiastic, others not. All innocent. Sort of.

Gregory

Oh, wait! I'm not an independent.

But I'm not a Republican or a Democrat, the only horse race Jeff notices. Didn't get the latest joke Jeff is laughing at and didn't go following his links to clear it up.

fishanthrope

Probably a good idea not to hire anyone "graduating" from an Oregon high school.


Oregon just dropped all graduation standards, failing all of its students in the name of ‘equity’


Maybe a person could just send away for an Oregon diploma like the old Diploma Mills in the back of comic books and mens magazines!


https://thehill.com/opinion/education/4288044-oregon-just-dropped-all-graduation-standards-failing-all-of-its-students-in-the-name-of-equity/

fishanthrope

But I'm not a Republican or a Democrat, the only horse race Jeff notices.



Again.....jeffys only real interest other than the Hostess delivery guy..... (Tubesteak).


Maybe if Tommy would pretty himself up and dress up like a woman the jolly j-man wouldn't be so hostile.

Don Bessee

Just figuring that out krauts?

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2023/11/01/banning-coal-power-when-theres-nothing-to-replace-it-with-may-be-a-mistake-after-all-says-germany/

;-)

🐠

Guilty on all counts…..100 years….??

Looks like Sam Bankman Fried is going to learn a new type of Chinese concubinage.

The Estonian Fox

🐠 @ 06:04 AM-

The prosecution has to press charges for his political contributions during another trial next year, & indict his liberal, lawyer parents on those same charges.

Don Bessee

Reality check bitches -


'The American public is not ready': Ex-honcho at Ford, GM and Chrysler says hitting Biden's electric vehicle sales goal by 2030 'is just not going to happen'

https://currently.att.yahoo.com/finance/news/american-public-not-ready-ex-113200875.html

;-)

Don Bessee

That they know of, what about the ones they do not? -

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/11/03/illegal-alien-wanted-terrorism-arrested-near-one-world-trade-center-had-been-freed-u-s-bidens-dhs/

;-)

Don Bessee

The lies about the new green deal and so-called self-driving cars have been laid bare -

Now, a report from the New York Times has shed light on the fleet’s apparently not-so-autonomous driving. Workers have been remotely assisting Cruise cars every 2.5 to 5 miles in San Francisco, according to the outlet’s sources.

The company’s driverless vehicles have made a variety of high-profile errors in recent months, including when one hit a pedestrian and continued to drive for 20 feet with the person trapped underneath. According to the Times, Cruise’s operations staff is huge, employing one and a half workers per vehicle in San Francisco as of Oct. 24. All of this is getting expensive for Cruise parent company General Motors, which said on an October earnings call that it lost around $1.9 billion on the autonomous carmaker between January and September. Earlier this week, Cruise CEO Kyle Vogt told workers that layoffs could be coming, the Times reported

https://www.sfgate.com/tech/article/cruise-driverless-human-assistance-nyt-18467527.php

;-)

Don Bessee

The big lie comes home to roost -

As Breitbart’s Rebecca Mansour warned before the 2020 election, Biden’s “rapid push towards an all-electric future would rob U.S. auto workers of the advantage of experience and U.S. auto plants of the advantage of previously built manufacturing capacity.” Without proper protections in place, electric vehicle battery manufacturing “will likely end up in China — just like all the rest of American manufacturing thanks to decades of failed trade policies like Joe Biden’s.”

Your New Dream Car Is… Expensive and Unavailable
Auto workers won’t be alone in their suffering. The ultimate victims of Biden’s polices will be American consumers. The average EV price paid leapt 22 percent, from around $44,000 to about $54,000, from 2021 to 2022. That far outpaced the already catastrophically high 14 percent inflation for nonelectric vehicles.

Now, consumers are slated to be hit by another disruption in the supply of new cars. The strike is expected to lead to parts shortages in the near term. Increased labor costs resulting from the union deal—arguably a net positive—will inevitably drive vehicle prices even higher still. There is a significant risk this will exacerbate a key underlying issue that led to the strike in the first place.

All of this chaos is so that Joe Biden could pander to environmentalists and the ESG oligarchs that make up his top donors.

EVs remain a luxury, and Biden has only made matters worse. In fact, he even seemed to embrace it. In November 2021, he took a 999-horsepower electric Hummer for a spin while he was on a GM factory tour. (You might recall he wore a ridiculous, anti-science cloth mask during the test drive.) The car’s base model caries a $108,700 price tag. However, that number is irrelevant for most people because the car instantly sold out, likely for years.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/11/04/marlow-dont-let-him-fool-you-joe-biden-chose-billionaires-and-green-radicals-over-auto-workers/

;-)

The Estonian Fox

A hurricane in a teapot developing?

Headline from the CBC Nov 3-
"Scientists warn Earth warming faster than expected — due to reduction in ship pollution
Leading climate scientist James Hansen says 'global warming will accelerate'"

The past five months have shattered global temperature records, taking scientists by surprise. Many are asking why.

A new study published in Oxford Open Climate Change, led by renowned U.S. climate scientist James Hansen, suggests one of the main drivers has been an unintentional global geoengineering experiment: the reduction of ship tracks.

As commercial ships move across the ocean, they emit exhaust that includes sulfur. This can contribute to the formation of marine clouds through aerosols — also known as ship tracks — which radiate heat back out into space.

However, in 2020, as part of an effort to curb the harmful aerosol pollution released by these ships, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) imposed strict regulations on shipping, reducing sulfur content in fuel from 3.5 per cent to 0.5 per cent.

Hansen said the IMO regulations, which were designed to reduce aerosol pollution, will have a long-term warming effect on the climate....

The reduction in marine clouds has allowed more heat to be absorbed into the oceans, accelerating an energy imbalance, where more heat is being trapped than being released....

But not everyone agrees.

U.S. climatologist Michael Mann wrote a blog about the paper's findings, saying, "[Hansen] and his co-authors are very much out of the mainstream with their newly published paper in the journal Oxford Open Climate Change. That's fine; healthy skepticism is a valuable thing in science. But the standard is high when you're challenging the prevailing scientific understanding, and I don't think they've met that standard, by a longshot."

Simons noted that Mann "hasn't studied this at all."

[personal note, my brain translated 'understanding' as 'consensus'.]

So another climate model isn't correct - not able to predict an INCREASE in temps when sulfur-related ship pollution is REDUCED?. What happens then when we reduce all 'pollution' into the atmosphere?

You know you are onto something when Mann says Jim Hansen is an idiot, and Mann gets the same words thrown back at him. And since when did the climate change supporters EVER say skepticism is a 'valuable thing in science'?

https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/marine-clouds-climate-change-1.7016498

The Estonian Fox

From a 3-page comment letter by Hansen (27 Oct 2023) prior to publication of the above study - he says "IPCC climate analysis leans heavily on GCMs (global climate models), too heavily in my opinion".

His short letter explains how he had to adhere to certain restrictions to even get his report published, which also includes a little-brown-nosing. https://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2023/HomePlanet.2023.10.27.pdf

A best-seller by Jim Hansen-
"Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity Paperback – December 21, 2010"

Avail at Amazon $16; 2nd-hand only $1.25 + $4 ship.

Evidently the 'last chance' hasn't occurred for at least 13 years. So buy it before the 'last chance' actually happens and you are left out in the cold. Or the hot.

The Estonian Fox

If you haven't been keeping up with graphene lately - It's all super-sciencey.

Dec 22,2021 - Graphite Innovation and Technologies (GIT) uses graphene as the base for its strong, slippery and non-toxic hull paint. The coating helps prevent marine fouling when aquatic organisms such as barnacles stick to the hull thus improving the flow of water against the vessel, making it more efficient. The coating will be heavily tested on large vessels operated by Oceanex and Baffin Fisheries.

Also - Singapore-based ship management company, Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS), has announced that it has teamed up with Canada-based coatings company Graphite Innovation & Technologies (GIT) to implement its graphene-based, biocide-free propeller coating across its fleet.

And to complete the graphene threes-a-charm:
ONE Condoms launches graphene-enhanced condoms. https://onecondoms.com/products/flex

"Guaranteed to reduce your sulfur emissions to zero." Ain't science great!
Opinion only, no subject was harmed during testing of the product.

fishhole

Really...you would ask Gavin Mc Nepobaby to actually know how much the legislation he signs is going to cost the taxpayers.....?


Newsom Signs $25 Minimum Wage Law For ALL Hospital Workers, Finds Out Afterwards It Will Cost California $4 Billion


You heartless monters!

Scott O

I really thought this would be some kind of satire - silly me:

"The scientific reason why you can’t stop going to Disneyland"
https://www.latimes.com/travel/story/2023-09-19/disneyland-disney-world-addiction-travel-craving-science

Of course self control is racist, so science bails us out.


fishhole

Posted by: Scott O | 06 November 2023 at 12:13 PM


Disney die-hard Maddy Thompson of Phoenix says her husband once got a second job to pay for her self-described “Disney addiction.”

“Another time, we put off our son’s dental work to be able to afford our annual trip to Disneyland,” she says.


.....and we wonder how people like Biden and Newsome manage to get elected.....!

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