Bias? What Bias?

Just the facts, ma’am. All the bolding and parenthetical comments in italics are mine:

Over the past few years, (How many? Who was POTUS at the start?) the streets of Portland have become an arena for polarized political conflict, with far-right groups from around the country bringing guns, flags, bulletproof vests and an eagerness to confront the city’s leftist activists. (Which came first, the chicken or the egg?)

After a series of escalating conflicts between opposing factions (Which faction do the police belong to?) this summer that involved gunfire from both directions, the city is set to become a stage again on Saturday, when the Proud Boys, a far-right group notorious for engaging in brawls, (With who?) descend once more on Portland, perhaps in numbers larger than ever before. (How many PB vs how many Antifa/BLM?)


In Louisville, Ky., the grand jury decision to not indict (To not indict is a non-decision) police officers for the killing of Breonna Taylor has reignited fury over the laws and systems that shield the police from accountability.

“Until those officers are fired from this department, I promise you we will continue to make these streets hot (Like arson hot?),” Tamika D. Mallory, an activist (and a Marxist BLM founder), said at a Friday news conference alongside Ms. Taylor’s mother, the family’s legal team (aka Benjamin Crump, chaser of ambulances and coroner wagons)and other supporters.

While Mayor Greg Fischer has imposed a curfew and the police have blocked off access to downtown, hundreds have continued to publicly protest the grand jury’s decision. (Why? How about some facts/law analysis?)

The developments in Louisville also prompted people nationwide to return to the streets in protest, echoing the message of the mass demonstrations that involved millions after the Minneapolis police killed George Floyd in May. (Does Minneapolis PD employ Officer Fentanyl?)

President Trump has stoked the tensions of race and policing while building a law-and-order message for his re-election bid. (Only for his reelection?) In Portland, where the president has sought to label the city’s antifascist activists as domestic terrorists,(You mean the Antifa/BLM thugs and goons that have been engaged in terrorist activities all summer?) the Proud Boys have described their event on Saturday as a rally to “end domestic terrorism.”


In mid-August, authorities say, a right-wing demonstrator fired his gun twice from his vehicle but did not strike anybody. (Was he aiming at anyone?) A week later, amid open clashes in the streets between opposing factions, a right-wing activist pointed his gun at the (left-wing) crowd across from him. (Why did he do that?) The following week, a pro-Trump caravan that planned to drive around the outskirts of the city’s downtown instead went into the city center. (Why didn’t they plan to drive thru the city center originally?)

It was at (Two hours after) that third event where authorities say (Videos show) Michael Forest Reinoehl, an antifa supporter (member) who (claimed he) had provided security at the demonstrations, (lay in wait, ambushed, and) fatally shot Aaron J. Danielson, an activist with the far-right group Patriot Prayer. Mr. Reinoehl was later killed by authorities in Washington State (when he pointed a gun at the police who were trying to arrest him).

If you got all your news from the Antifa Times you might think that the nightly riots that have been going on in Portlandia were the result of conflicts between the “far-right” Proud Boys from out of town and local antifascists. Except the PB were mostly absent for much of the summer.

And if you are wondering why yesterday’s hootenanny was mostly violence-free when most PB appearances in Portlandia trigger massive amounts of violence by the Antifa fascist goon squads, the answer is simple. The governor of Oregon declared a state of emergency and gave control of PPD to the state troopers. Having 500 extra cops in town and no stand-down orders being issued seems to have induced the BLM bully-boys to sing “Give Peace A Chance.”

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288 Responses to Bias? What Bias?

  1. Myiq2xu says:

    The best part of this movie is when the terrorist learns that Chuck Norris and Delta Force have arrived and suddenly decides he wants to negotiate.

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  5. taw46 says:

    Myiq, my relatives read the NYT and watch MSNBC. Bias and lies all over the place. I tried pointing out some of the misinformation, but they don’t want to hear it. So we have a truce in order to keep peace, no talking about anything, because everything is political. Once PDJT wins re-election, I plan to break that truce and “I told you so” all over the place.

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  8. It’s very similar to the reporting on Israel. If a Palestinian terrorist attacks Israeli civilians and an Israeli soldier stops said terrorist from murdering people, then it is always described as a “clash”. But if the Israelis say take out a weapons cache, then it is always Israelis “attacked”. And the poor Palestinian is always the victim of Israeli oppression. There is invariably some sort of reference to “Since the Israelis attacked…tensions have been elevated among displaced Palestinian refugees fighting for their rights.” Whenever I read about ANTIFA clashing with some group I know they attacked first and someone had the unmitigated gall to defend themselves. Our public broadcaster in Canada had a huge article about Portland “unrest” with no mention of ANTIFA. They only mentioned “groups fighting social injustice”. They described over a hundred nights of violence and the only picture was some Proud Boys in their truck waving Trump flags.

  9. lyn5 says:

    Here’s another ACB interview.

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  12. Mothy67 says:

    One of the things I’ve noticed as da pup enters teen years is how cruel girls can be. It is not the girls that have it together as in Mean Girls. It’s the misfits who spew bile. Those crying bully and their parents are the worst. I laugh at the woman who heads the anti bullying program. Her daughters can be monsters. I tell Shay march on grasshopper they will always be there. It will continue to sting, but you do you. Shay gets straight A’s, has zero body fat (although I did get a fat shaming letter about BMI- she is muscle) she has broken 3 school swim records. I have always encouraged her having boys as friends. I allow sleepovers of all 1,964 genders. Air mattresses. Girls upstairs, boys down. I have sat on the deck all night talking with kids about what they see. Children are not dumb. They react to the world with integrity.
    A big issue is the lesbian couple. Straight kids can be suspended for holding hands in hallway. Gay girls sit on laps during movie days with no discipline. School is giving extra rights to a favored minority and using minority status as justification. No one is playing dueling banjos here. I have known Shay’s classmates since pre K. Shay’s uncle being gay is a non issue i will attend events when a work schedule prohibits parents. It is such a small community I couldn’t be in the closet if I wanted.
    Shay should not be doing well in school (especially the science stuff), be a cheerleader, have a nice body, a sense of humor, kick ass at sports. It’s not like framing her didn’t take work and a substantial investment. Not like she doesn’t work hard. Her days often start at 5 and she will get home around 10.
    I worked very hard to make sure Shay did not view herself as a victim whose parents didn’t want her. Opted for therapy to enhance her life not treat an adjustment issue in 2nd grade. What good would it do to paint her or allow her to paint herself as victim. I see BLM as a very destructive force. I am not black so perhaps my criticism is hollow. I only know I had an infant who I wanted to teach to shine and share her light. Why have her wallow in misery. God if you dwell in sorrow — move. Reside in a place where everything isn’t smothering your spirit.
    Anyhow I am immensely proud of my brat. I am and have been watching msm since Palin. Democratic women are not much different than the chubby girl hating the cheerleader. It is envy.
    Amy is empirically everything as was Sarah. The hate is high school.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      Every Barbie doll ever made ends up stripped naked on the floor eventually. Why do little girls do that?

      That’s how they practice humiliating rivals.

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        I know at least one Barbie who was never left in such a state. In fact, She was always returned to her bed sit (aka case) and later her home after she saved enough to purchase a lovely English cottage , wearing one of her favorite ensembles. That way she was ready in case skipper wanted to go shopping or gi joe called to invite her to a dance at the church. I have never ever understood the headless and naked dolls. Maybe it was being raised with all older brothers. I was the one saving stuffed animals from being used for target practice and in their war games by the youngest two. My parents eventually tired of having to explain to company and relatives why so many of my toys sported bandages or were missing so eventually that reign of terror ended.

        • taw46 says:

          My mother had five brothers. They grew up in the Great Depression, so of course money was scarce and toys were hard to come by. They had an aunt and uncle who doted on my mother since she was the only girl. They would buy her things and the brothers would destroy them. A doll with a crier inside, they removed it. Skates, the boys wore them out. Nothing survived with her brothers. But she adored them and they her. They called her “Sister” their whole life, never by her name. I miss all of them and their funny stories of their childhood.

    • Jadzia says:

      My experience in high school was that the boys were meaner than the girls (who were by and large pretty nice), but I might be an outlier.

  13. foxyladi14 says:

    In case you missed that great Rally last night in Pa.

  14. foxyladi14 says:

    Now contrast!!! Joe.180 years in Senate???

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    President Trump: “We caught them. All these text messages, and from what I hear, they have some real beauties coming out over the next couple of days. So stay tuned.” 🚨🚨🚨

    — Shem Horne (@Shem_Infinite) September 27, 2020

  17. Mothy67 says:

    Age is my nephew. Not actually my nephew. He is my brother’s wife’s sister’s son. He and brat are same chronological existence. Meaning 14. We spend every holiday together and have for always. He and Shay fight like cousins. It has always been. Age did not know he was black until middle school. There was no reaching out from his daddy family until now. Age is a person not a prop. Frank, my brother’s father in law, has raised him.
    I have been accused by proggies of being hate filled, sexist, homophobic, racist, blah, blah, blah by former friends that vote dimocratic.
    I did so deign as to ask what have you done for anyone EVER. Miriam was so young. Her dad that she never met died in Basra. Her mom came to the states. She works in banking as a translator. Hours were awful for a kid. Miriam lived her for years. I was dropping off clothes at Harbor Light which is a 90 day adult men only rehab. Dwayne was trying to check in. He could not read. Place uses RET/REBT. Rational Behavior Therapy. Clients have to do workbooks. Shame is yuuuuuge. I wet the bed at 9 and got beaten stuff. I said fuck it I will teach him to read. I did. Not easy. Dwayne is literate.
    My proggies enjoy bidding on a watch at auction and think they support the oppressed.
    I will never forget Dwayne called me . he sent a car. I went to an AA meeting in The Hill. Toughest hood in Pittsburgh. He got up in the room and read the AA stuff. The room exploded in applause and cheers. A 50+ man learned to read. I cannot type what they call me. It starts with an n has igger to follow. It is always my n*****. I have been gifted. It took 90 days to offer what I had in spades. Harbor Light set aside a room for us every day. Harbor Light is run by Salvation Army. The woman running it always left me a yuuuuuuge meal.
    I would go outside to smoke with the innmates. I met a local tv personality. She had Shaypup produce a segment. Pup was then 9. Imagine off the cuff saying I can teach you to read and it leading to walking pound pups and then leading to your brat producing news.
    My idjit libs think I am a self hating white supremist???????
    They spent 2,000 on a rolex at auction so their hands are clean.

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  19. Mothy67 says:

    I am thinking about definition.
    I am an Irish Catholic, gay guy, raising a kid, who had multiple open heart surgeries. I ain’t ever letting a sitcom or a talking head on cable snooze define me.
    I think that stance was what has always drawn me to Dolly Parton. Her intelligence.
    I have been extremely fortunate in experirnce. I commuted from Philly to NYC because I had to get away from my best friend that I was in love with. What kind of fuck stain flees a city half assed because he thinks he is holding back his best friend? I had next to nothing. I took several trains. I did it. How many people commute full time from Philly to NYC. I loved my best friend. I could not just leave.
    I bought personal pan pizzas from a kiosk at 34th street. I cut it in half. I was at school all day in a college hundreds of miles away. One day of all the thousands of students at Hunter. Suzanne Mallouk sits down with me alone at a table. Jean Michelle Basquiat’s former lover. I was snorting heroin in Max Fish by nightfall. I was in the most rarified art world. The downtown art world. I had spent 10th grade with an outhouse. I was somehow at the top. It felt so frigid. I was cold not to others but to myself. I got dope sick, but never went back that was 1992. I do think my Catholic upbringing played a part. It would have been so easy to just be a clever blue eyed pretty thing. Get wasted and allow to be a toy. I could not- not even once. I these many years credit my education. I answer to me.

    • Jentx says:

      Amazes me about you is that despite being born beautiful you did not fall into The Well of self-love. You had every Achilles heel or almost every and you still are winning. I hope you get a copy of all of your posts and write your book you could do it in two months probably you have an amazing memory. The most or one of the most amazing things of all is that you are also not bitter you know what I see in a lot of the people who have Trump derangement syndrome is disappointment and an inability to still have hope in the human race most of them have given up on God and on humans and I think they Revel subconsciously in being vicious because they’re just angry. I had cancer it came back the treatment has affected me on every level I have tried to fight the good fight knowing that it leaves you emotionally dead inside because you realize you’re not going to win but you must still fight. And I’m not talking about personal I’m talking about the fight against animal abuse child abuse etc etc. I have three great loves in my life all of them lost. My sisters Define selfish and have personality disorders that were literally fostered by my parents wrongly placed love which simply enabled I Cry everyday because I miss them but they’re gone never to return even though when we were young I protected them and help them until the very end when they ended up with abusive men who separated them from the family. Both of my parents have severe TDS to the extent that I was almost disowned even though I tried my best to tell them I’m the daughter who was in the domestic Peace Corps who has more black friends than all of my family even knows collectively who was the feminist who gave up everything fighting for others on every level so how could I be a racist a sexist etc etc. But as we all know rational arguments fail what those with Trump derangement syndrome. But you know what I still have hope I still believe in God and I will not fall victim to the self aggrandizement self importance blaming others for my unhappiness easy answers and anger. What I see most on the left is anger that they did not get what they wanted well you know what life is not a bowl of cherries there are no guarantees and in the end you have to just be grateful you got a go at it. We could have been one of those poor children aborted mercilessly without pain medicine so they could Harvest and sell your organs your membranes your soul. Even though life is hard it is an adventure and I think that is what severely separates us versus them at this point oh and the fact that we are not monsters every day every minute of every day I’m seeing more and more evil it’s almost as though the longer they stay in that mindset the more their hearts Turn to Stone. I’m sure there’s something in the Bible about this common sense tells me we need to be scared.

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  21. elliesmom says:

    WordPress and I are having a “bitter battle” today.

    • elliesmom says:

      I guess I finally won. ❤ Anyway, I was trying to post the story of Amy Coney Barrett mentoring thr first blind Supreme Court clerk. You know, because she isn't interested in helping other women.

      "O. Carter Snead wrote an oped in the Washington Post on Saturday titled, “I’ve known Amy Coney Barrett for 15 years. Liberals Have Nothing to Fear.”

      In his oped, Snead shared his experience with Barrett’s humanity, including while she was a professor at Notre Dame:

      A few years ago, a blind student matriculated as a first-year law student at Notre Dame. Upon arrival, she encountered delays in getting the technological support she needed to carry out her studies. After only a few days in Barrett’s class, the student asked her for advice. Barrett’s response was “This is no longer your problem. It is my problem.” Barrett followed up with university administration herself, got the student what she needed, and then mentored her for three years. That student just completed her service as the first blind female Supreme Court clerk in U.S. history."

  22. Mothy67 says:

    Pet peeve
    They pushed free delivery really hard at the beginning of scamdemic. I have all the chains near. Pre black plague when I did fast food I did drive thru. I am a five tipper for delivery. I give 5 if it is ten Pizza or if it is 50. All they do is set pizza on the stoop. No difference if it is one or ten.
    Pup is off violating social distance rules today. The misanthrope. Normally Sunday is meal day. It is an event. We microwave during the week, but Sunday there are different salads, entrees, desserts. It is family style. I bring up folding chairs and expand table. It is a joke everyone ends up eating in the living room. No one today. I said order fast food. A bacon double cheeseburger from Wendy’s is what you do when the kid is away. I got my bad girls (dogs) a few orders of nuggets. I can literally walk ten minutes to the shop. I am fine with delivery charges as long as I know. My bill was slightly over 20. They tagged on 5 for delivery. Delivery had been free. They did not announce the new charge. Okay whatever, but I hit 15% gratuity. They included the surcharge for delivery to calculate tip. I am a sick tipper when I have a server. I tended bar for years. I tip. My bill came to almost 30. 9 and change was delivery tip and fee. I believe unless there is a snow storm 5 is a great tip.
    I tried Amazon food. Kid loves baguettes and soup. I ordered breads and soup. They had none of the bread, but still delivered. I had ordered tons of in the shell pistachios. They sent me low salt unshelled. Gross. I complained. They took off everything but left the full 20% tip. Huh? I had not made a small order. She was getting 20 + on an order i did not get. Amazon did not inform me they were out of breads. They just sent out a less than half order.

  23. Mothy67 says:

    I went to a local pub last night. Same pub I have known since high school in the 80’s. He owns his building so he has a little more time. I sat with him for hours talking. I have talked to his family for decades. They always have a treat for my very bad girl (Bella).
    I told him after hours of Jim Beam that he and his father remind me of Schitt’s Creek. They are such wonderful people. A tad bit eccentric but hang on to normal and care.
    He had hired a girl who liked smack. I said no, no, no. You will come in one day and the register and all the poker machines will be empty. I was right. She stole everything. He says he would still hire her back after her 10th rehab.
    I treasure the family. I do not know the man I know his family. I walk into their place across from the police department in my Grenell hat and they applaud me.
    The mayor who is working very hard to be as proggie as you can be (diversity is our strenght signs everywhere) tried to talk to me about my sister and his unicorn shit. We went to high school together. A local barkeep had dropped dead behind the bar. He was what he was– a raging drunk. Adored him but he chose to go out his way. He was legend. He never caused problems he just drank all day.
    Mayor decided to talk with me when I went in to drop a 50’for his funeral. Everyone who ever drank stopped in for a Rolling Rock it was free. The owners tended bar any tip went to funeral. I was doing my bit when ill fitted Banana Republic guy from 1983 decides he is going to capitalize on me being the most open gay guy in the hood. He started by trying to manipulate me about my sister. They are same age. I guess he heard she has cancer. He talked about having a crush on her and how pretty she was.
    I looked at him and said my sister is a cunt. He has not spoken to me since. I sit with my annoying sis at cancer. I hold her hand. She is still a cunt. She is baby girl’s grandmother. Shaypup hates her.

  24. foxyladi14 says:

    POTUS about his Pick! 😀

  25. votermom says:

    • swanspirit says:

      Yeah. I really really want a guy, who has decided he is a woman, telling me about being a woman, and a feminist.

      • lateblum says:

        I remember her when she was a he. What a prick. When I first saw him/her/he/she the other day, something seemed very sick and very familiar. I looked them up, it the bell wasn’t yet ringing. It took another tweet to remind me of unpleasant interactions with him/her. I also recall he was abusive toward women who worked with him.

  26. votermom says:

    doggeh has been at my side all day
    following me room to room
    napping beside the couch when I napped

    I think he knows I don’t feel great

  27. votermom says:

    cat ppl question:

    my fb friend in asia has a very pretty cat – white ( almost silver) with light gray stripes
    she posted a pic from its seller of one of her cat’s parents – not sure if dam or sire – and this cat is really different!
    It is also white but has dark gray / black markings on its back that look like a Maori face tattoo design
    Any idea what kind of cat that might be? In the photo it seems to be leashed too, so I’m guessing it likes to escape
    I wish I could post the photo

    • Mothy67 says:

      I thought of the climate right now because you mentioned Maori. I count The Bone People in top 20 books. It is/was unedited. Keri Hume published it in a feminist magazine. No Smith grad altered/discolored her words. Her story to tell. I believe it went on to win the Booker. It abuts gender roles without attempting to define others.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Cat breeds are not nearly as distinctive as those for dogs. The coloring and markings could be any number of breeds including a domestic mix.

      Most people think of a tabby as the typical Morris (mackerel tabby) look but there are several tabby patterns. A classic (swirl) tabby looks very exotic, especially a silver tabby. A spotted tabby has the look of a cat in the wild.

      The most striking cat I even had was a long hair Siamese. A colleague’s neighbor had to give her up (moving in with family) and he knew my Siamese had passed recently so I was familiar with the breed. Beautiful solid light coat with the points of a Siamese but her coloring was very light blue/silver with darker blue/silver tabby points rather than the more traditional chocolate or dark seal points.

      The coat patterns on the parent cat might just be a very distinct version along the spectrum:

      My mother’s one cat was mostly very bright white with black markings. The pattern was such that she looked as if she had a butterfly resting on her back.

      Many breeders attempt to focus on look as well as other breed attributes (e.g. know for orange/red coats). So it could be a combination of breed characteristics combined with an unusual coat pattern. Many bi-color also have fascinating faces.

      You said she is in Asia. so one other oriental breeds seems likely . If the tail is just a stub, or non existent, Japanese Bob Tail often have very distinctive markings. Blue is often used for the very reflective silver coats that seems to glisten.

      My Siamese liked to actually walk on a lead – but preferred the comforts of indoors at night and in inclement weather. In fact, I got my fist Siamese after having had two kitties hit by cars and I think my parents did not want to have to tell me a pet was dead ever again. . I was young and people thought I was nuts but I did my research and my dad talked with our vet. Those cats were great. Looked like the ones you see in old movies.

      • votermom says:

        that’s an interesting chart, thanks!
        imagine #6 or 7 but left and right side are mirror images
        the photo did not give me a look at the tail, sadly

  28. Mothy67 says:

    Do you or have you ever known a transgender person.
    The bar at the top of my hill has a regular who drinks a vodka and cranberry. I never even once thought what bathroom does she use. Not even in passing. I never debated pronouns.
    I may be at fault but the demands of far left actually made me consider in not good ways look at this gentle person I have known in passing for over 20 years. I wonder if the hiccups ever consider the costs to their screeching?

    • votermom says:

      actually growing up it is very common in my original country to see gay crossdressers – but no one would pretend they they were real women. They had their own subculture and they are treated with tolerance, and like here, tend to dominate the fashion industry.
      The madness of surgery and hormobes and pretending to ve physically female is a bew insanity, imo

  29. Dora says:

    Don’t let the word get out. They will all be coming here.


    Nassau Named Safest County In America

    U.S. News & World Report compiled the data. Many other New York counties also made the list.

  30. foxyladi14 says:

    Judge Amy coney Barrett:

  31. Mothy67 says:

    Funny story the girls bought magnum condoms. They did not hide them. Shay’s were top of her bookbag which she knows I fill with surprises.
    I called the involved moms. I said when I was a kid we bought boots from kmart and shoved our feet into the plastic bread loaf wrappers. I could put my foot in a magnum condom and still have room. WTF? Everyone laughed. I am not worried about shay. She thinks she can tell me anything and she does – littlle does she know to quote Eric Bogosian, I am pounding nails in the floor with my forehead.

  32. Dora says:

    Delaware State University DENIES Joe Biden was a student there after he claimed during town hall event that he ‘got started out of an HBCU

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  34. Dora says:

    How liberals made the world nuts: They used to champion freedom and tolerance – and PIERS MORGAN has always been proud to be one. So how, he asks in his new book, have liberals become a shrieking mob hell-bent on silencing all dissent?

    I don’t know when it first hit me that the world had gone nuts.

    It might have been when an American white woman named Rachel Dolezal self-identified as black on national television despite both her parents being white. That was nuts.

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  38. Mothy67 says:

    MSM = Mean Girls
    Palin and Barrett are stunning accomplished women and are treated by press like they are Regina George from Tina Fey’s imagination.
    Brat has just started high school. The nastiness stems from the envious girls. The chubby girls hating high achievers. The woman running the anti bullying campaign has two cruel daughters. I have never in 14 years heard my brat be critical of another’s looks. I cannot say the same for me. Pup calls me out on it all the time. She is excelling. Grades, sports, build, looks. She gets called sluts by the perpetually unhappy and this year it has moved on to parents. Yep moms have called her slut. Adult women. I tell her let it flow there are always going to be those of an ilk whose hearts are filled with bile. You will never change them. The jealous mothers act like Shaypup woke up in 9th grade to be a top athlete. Her days often start at 5 am. I have invested years to get here. They don’t call it white privledge in mostly white suburbs instead they dream up some other advantage my kid has. Really she is raised by her great gay uncle and her great grandmother. Mom did not call for nearly ten years. Okay she has advantages. My brat works.
    I feel like I am dealing with the parents of a chubby girl when I watch media discuss Amy or Sarah. They tear down incredible accomplishments to somehow elevate their own.
    I have never raised a teen boy. Is it as bad? I am truly shocked about how evil some women can be.

  39. 1539days says:

    Every YouTube ad today is some Dem Senator begging for money. So, they must be super confident and doing well.

  40. lyn5 says:

    Good post. I’m so sick of Brown being obsessed with imaginary white supremacists and ignoring real Antifa and BLM sociopaths.

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  42. Mothy67 says:

    I ordered food from pizza shop. No more pizza. I don’t think I can ever order pizza again. I got gyros and hoagies. They put me on hold but I could hear everything. Was so funny. So many fucks. Karens would die if they heard what I just eaves dropped on.
    Way way way way off topic – did you know the actor who played Stannis Baratheon on Game of Thrones is the father of Frank Dillane who played Tom Riddle (Voldemort) in Harry Potter. He was also the lead on Fear the Walking Dead. Lockdown has me exploring this stupid shit.

  43. elliesmom says:

    I’ve been doing a lot of gentle selling of Amy Coney Barrett today in places my liberal friends hang out. Pointing out how accomplished she is, what a good person she is, what a good role model she is, and other things like that. I’ve avoided all of the policy issues that might come up pretty well. I may have changed a couple of minds. No one pushed back very hard at least. But it made me realize I didn’t have any sense of pride in womanhood when Kagan and Sotomayer were appointed to the court. They were both acomplished women, too, but I was kind of “meh’ about them. Were they really not exciting picks, or was I just so sick of Obama they got tainted by him in my mind?

    • Mothy67 says:

      I feel more invested in Barlett than I did Kavenaugh. I am not sure why. I might need to digest. Being a gay Catholic is not always easy. A woman with a brood perhaps hits closer to home. I want to cheer for her. I wanted Bret but I did not feel invested.

    • lyn5 says:

      I was in the sick-of-Obama camp, and I didn’t care.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I enjoy your comments over on Glasser’s page. 🙂

    • votermom says:

      I’m really impressed with ACB and may become a full fledged fan

    • lateblum says:

      I, too, was in the camp that didn’t give a rap about what obama did or who he nominated for anything. I had to be reminded on Twitter of Kagan’s lack of experience.
      I had fully intended to support Barrett. I had not realized how much I would admire and actually like her.

      • lyn5 says:

        Here’s another ACB video from 2019.

      • Jadzia says:

        Kagan was solicitor general, so she should have had lots of SC experience as an advocate. Noel Francisco, the most recent SG, was on Trump’s short list.

        • Somebody says:

          Kagan had also been a Harvard law professor before joining the Obama administration. Not all justices have had prior judicial experience in fact many, Earl Warren, John Marshall, Louis Brandeis, William Rehnquist to name a few.

          You don’t even technically need a law degree to be on the supreme court and many of the early justices in fact didn’t have law degrees. I think the last one without a JD retired in the 1950’s. Most were practicing lawyers, but self taught.

          • elliesmom says:

            At time of Sotomayer’s addition to the court I was advocating for a brilliant Hispanic student whose Latina mother was anything but “wise”, and I admit wondering what Sotomayer had done to get that moniker. While I am sure there are a lot of “wise Latinas” in the world, it’s not universal- just like not all Jewish grandmothers can make a decent chicken soup. I still haven’t seen any signs of Sotomayer’s innate wisdom. She’s not an embarrassment to the Court, but I don’t remember anytime she’s taken the lead on a landmark decision. She still has time.

  44. lyn5 says:

    Did I miss something? I need to go to Angie’s Twitter TL.

  45. lyn5 says:

  46. taw46 says:

  47. taw46 says:

  48. lyn5 says:

    I want.

  49. Myiq2xu says:

  50. taw46 says:

    Biden team already has an ad out about Trump taxes. Not coordinated or anything, no.

  51. taw46 says:

  52. taw46 says:

    • Jentx says:

      I think we’ve gotten to the point where we shouldn’t even respond it’s beneath us. They’re running a fucking candidate that doesn’t know his own name his running mate is a bitch from Hell who wants to dismantle the country and give it to people who fucking don’t deserve it and want to Slit your throats take what you have and party until the end of time. I think Trump has done a fantastic job but if it were me I would just be playing commercial after commercial observe riots because it’s really simple you fucking idiots you either want a life or you want to go down in flames you either want to have some modicum of peace and serenity or you want black lives matter in your face till the day you slit your own throat to get away from them. We have reached the point of utter absurdity and it’s time to just say no no we’re not going to respond when you say or tweets are not presidential whatever the fuck that means we’re not going to respond when you say we were in the Rose Garden we’re not going to respond when you say we’re racist rapist sexist non tax paying baby killing old people eating animal abusing Satanists we’re just not. I’m tired of these games I don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel as far as Prosecuting any of the evil I think we should just go all-in for the win and ignore the stupidity. There is no way by Dan is going to show up for the debate the man cannot even read off a teleprompter he is absolutely dementia ridden and even when he could descendants together he still would be decimated by Trump. I still think that most people do not realize what is really going on this is not just a fight for the presidency people this is a fight for your home your car your 401k your job your peace of mind. There is no losing here there is no comeback story this is an all-in for the win ain’t going to take a loss get the fuck out of my way vote.

  53. lyn5 says:

  54. Angie says:

    Good thread explaining NYT hatchet job on Trump’s taxes.

    • Mothy67 says:

      I wish I could go through every reporters returns with a fine toothed comb. Everyone takes advantage of everything they can. Gavin Newsom paid no taxes on his recent mansion. Killary has the Chappiqua (sp?) in a trust chelsea will get the house and never pay a penny. I did taxes one year. Everyone lies from rich to poor. The EIC is criminal.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I wish I had the tax headaches of First World Multi-Millionaires 🙂 Real Estate is the safest place to hide the extra cash. That’s where the loopholes are, it’s complicated.

    • lyn5 says:

      Good thread:

      • lyn5 says:

        alexandriabrown @alexthechick
        I’m going to post this one more time for those in the back. Trump paid $1 million in taxes in 2016 and $4.2 million in taxes in 2017 and, per the NYT story, most of that money was rolled forward. Stop LYING. Start READING. Just. Stop. Lying.

    • lyn5 says:

  55. Mothy67 says:

    RBG’s death has ended what little remained of my proggie friendships. It leaves me with the sads. I learned a lot by sharing our lives. Our kids run from 10 to 30. I was always the go to call when brats acted out. I think I was safer. You don’t want to admit you are struggling. There is always competition. House, car, jobs, schools. I am floored by how well educated people puke up talking points. Last significant conversation was over defunding police. I tried to ask what that means. How does it work? How do you report a rape or even better an attempted rape. It was like reading Allyssa Milano tweets. Social workers should be sent for most crimes? The guy who died on PCP could have been handled by a therapist. Say what? I asked if that was a joke. Ever seen anyone rage on dust? It is not pretty. When I worked in hospitality I could predict the tip after ten seconds. I am convinced LEOs can gauge a situation. Twenty minutes from me it gets dicey. Quite sad. A lot of it is fentanyl. Shame because it was thriving 30 years ago. I talk or rather talked with a lot of cops before covid. They respond to the same homes over and over again. Spousal or (and more often than not) teens acting out. How can cops be expected to never be fed up.
    We have a heavy police presence. I am grateful. It is safe. My elite friends live in the right communities. They have plenty of law enforcement. You just don’t see it but it’s there. When BLM began a move to LA suburbs they were stopped. Hollywierd loved the cops then.
    It is easy to sit in a gated community and judge the actions of a cop on a beat from hell. I believe Dandy and Vmom can attest to how safe Pitt’s (CMU) campus is. There is a marked presence. It is not a military zone but you can see/sense the stability. Crime is almost non existant.
    I think it is easy to say defund the police from a tony suburb. I think we need more police in broke neighborhoods not less. My former friends will not discuss. I just get platitudes. They prescribe/subscribe to gentle giant bullshit. I take the bus. I actually see the rot first hand not from my Escalade on the way to tennis. Somehow years of gangrene cutting off life rotting and stinking is Trump’s fault. Twenty blocks from my front door is Carrick. Paris as in France issued a travel advisory. It is that close. I thank God for our many many cops.

  56. Mothy67 says:

    I go to my home town when someone dies. I cannot comprehend how a small city became an abyss. It was the City of Prayer. They took on Madalyn O’Hare. It was featured in The Deer Hunter. It was such a nice place to grow up. My lib friends hate religion although they send kids to expensive Quaker schools???? We did not have book bags back then. We used the same books year after year. You wrote your name in the front and had to turn it at the end of the year. We used brown grocery bags to make book covers. I’d get home throw my books on the kitchen table. We played in this thing called outside. Outside was a 20th century aberration. It had trees and vines streams. None of it was digital. I would come home covered in sap. We did late night dinner. I got one hour of tv. 8 to 9. Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley. The Love Boat. I did not watch a grown married man raping a transgender kid who was in his sons class.
    There is so much crime and addiction in my home town. It hurts. A broken place. What changed. I am not proficient in sociological dynamics. Just a gay bloke who asks What’s the Matter Here. I see abuse on the macro level. Natalie Merchant wrote “and instead of love and the feel of warm you’re giving him these cuts and sores that don’t heal with time or with age”. I see my hometown as abused. Kids should not grow up that way. It is all democrat policies. People do not remember how to believe— how to dream and dream out loud. What changed? Well there were churches all over the place. They are gone. I personally don’t think progressivism can replace the concept of a God. Who do you answer to in Hollywierd religion?
    Every snob I know is hating on Amy. Proggies hate the thought of higher power

  57. Mothy67 says:

    When I was in 11th grade we moved again. I think it was my 4th high school. It was Thanksgiving weekend. My physics teacher told me my previous school had taught physics from a different angle. I could never catch up. I walked in to his office the Monday after after break and handed him the answers to the entire text book. Every answer. I am not a math/science guy. He told me I couldn’t. I no like. I did a year in 4 days. A year later I got a free application to Purdue. I was maybe gonna go to community. We couldn’t afford a phone. I wasn’t going off to college. I filled it out on a caprice. My grades were all A’s. I never had to worry about school. I was out drinking and likely snorting blow the night before I took my SATs. I was 16. I scored Ivy League well. Huh? I cannot manage to keep my shoes tied, but I did 1500 drunk. Whatever Purdue gave me money. Like full including room and board. I had to work 15 hours in the cafe. There is nothing about me that should be an engineer. I transfer to Temple to study film. Not really I was 17 and scared of being gay. I ran.
    I had an outhouse for a second. No phone. The wringer washer. TV was for white people. I made it through. I went to Purdue, Temple, Hunter. Lived in Philly, New York, and London. I can provide my brat with archery and acting. Fuck the fuck off to those who do not grab the bull by the horns. In this country anyone with fire in their belly can make something of a life.

  58. Mothy67 says:

    I can’t sleep (again)
    I was thinking of writing a book called Residence. We have to decide where we will live emotionally. Every person on Earth can dwell on misery lane. I was thinking about my oldest brother. He is always gonna be the bro who had a sick brother. It defines him. When we were in high school we picked corn at an ungodly hour. Jim (yeah they did Jim and Tim) would head out and actually pick corn. I pretended and went to sleep in the truck. I have always been an asshole. Abu(boo) was dying. My big brother could not take his dog dying. I slid him onto cardboard and held his paw as they put him to sleep. My thick skinned brother could not do that. We provide the world different things. I love my bros. I have three very different brothers i cannot imagine navigating life without them. Toxic masculinity is not in my vocabulary. I have best friends.
    I had this long talk with a black deaf woman yesterday – her aunt is living with her and going hard core BLM. I have no boundaries. No censor. I said why not say hello before you put up racially charged signs. She said not her. I asked why she removed all the bushes along the street. She is full on deaf — she needs eyesight to pull in.
    I had a wonderful hours long conversation. Like I care she is deaf. We had fun. Laughter. I am a shellfish.
    She lives in her space. I am fortunate my brothers always pick me up. I get to be eccentric cause they have my back. Jim has wired me money across the globe. Steve was high school quarterback. His hero in yearbook was my gay brother.
    I got it kinda good. I have strength. We write our own stories. Yeah some El Camino dudes jumped out of a pseudo car and decided to use me as a urinal. They did worse. It was bad. Do i live there for the rest of my life? Do I take Shay there? I got up pissed stained and achieved– that is the story and it was told in 1984. My heart breaks with blm. They are selling what I refuse to buy. You are nothing more than a victim. It is painfully sad. I tteach my brat to reach high. What if all I told her was I got raped? Where could she go. I will never let her think the world is hate. That is what rabid feminists do.

  59. Dora says:

    I remember Yusuf Islam when he was Cat Stevens. I like him better.


    Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens recounts how he converted to Islam and became a victim

  60. Dora says:

  61. DeniseVB says:

    Too bad about that stupid NYT tax story thing, because it’s creating attention to Joe’s uncanny knack for living like a billionaire on $174k/yr. Like this one:

  62. votermom says:

  63. Dora says:

  64. Dora says:

    Pelosi begins mustering Democrats for possible House decision on presidency

    The speaker sent a letter emphasizing local races, in case a tie in the Electoral College requires state delegations to vote.

    • Anthony says:

      Doing her best to turn us into a third world shithole. Every day,

      • DeniseVB says:

        Speaking of shitholes, you don’t even need to turn on the sound, it’s just F-bombs, her body language tells the story, LOL !

        • Anthony says:

          “Already, you have members of your Cabinet that are being booed out of restaurants,” she continued as the crowd erupted, “who have protesters taking up at their house, who say, ‘No peace, no sleep. No peace, no sleep,'” she continued [sic].

          “And guess what,” she predicted, “we’re going to win this battle because while you try and quote the Bible, Jeff Sessions and others, you really don’t know the Bible.

          “God is on OUR side!” she declared, as the crowd went wild. “On the side of the children. On the side of what’s right. On the side of what’s honorable.”

          “And so, let’s stay the course. Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up and if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” she yelled.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      lol 😆 sharing.

  65. DeniseVB says:

    Fact Check: True 😀

    • lyn5 says:

      Never Trumpers are spooging themselves today.

      George Conway @gtconway3d

      I’ve been saying to folks for a couple of years that @realDonaldTrump
      is far more likely to end up incarcerated than re-elected, and today I’ve never felt more confident in that assessment.

  66. elliesmom says:

    My dad used to tell me old people spend a fair amount of time saying, “But I was there, and it didn’t happen that way.” to young people. But what about the time they spend saying that to other old people? I have friends who protested for abortion rights who don’t remember there were nine men on the Supreme Court when Roe was decided. Sandra Day O’Connor hadn’t arrived yet. It wasn’t a close decision. It was 7 to 2. Five of the 7 were justices appointed by Republican presidents, and one of the two who dissented was appointed by a Democrat. Republican presidents built the Court that legalized abortion. My dad, so deeply committed to being a Democrat that he believed Ted Kennedy wasn’t the one in the car with MaryJo, thought legalizing abortion was racist as did a lot of his Democrat friends. But now a Court built by Republicans is a huge threat to Roe v. Wade?

    • Anthony says:

      Its “Kitchen sink” time – throw everything against a wall and see what sticks

    • mcnorman says:

      EM it is doubtful that it in its entirety would be overturned. I do believe that full term terminations will be finished unless it is a matter of life or death to the mother.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I don’t want Roe v. Wade overturned, but it should go back to it’s safe, legal and rare roots to prevent those god-awful back alley butchers. It should have never become a political wedge issue and let PP establish a political pac, which raises millions for Democrats.

        • 1539days says:

          There was Gosnell when abortion was legal, and he was as bad as a back alley.

          • DeniseVB says:

            Old Gossy was a ghoul. Imagine how more of them there would be if RvW was overturned. When the Republicans ran Virginia, they required PP to bring up the health standards of their clinics to that of at least a nail salon, most of PP clinics went out of business. They required ultrasounds to determine the fetus age and position (so the abortionist doesn’t go poking around like a rotor router causing more risk to the mom). I believe they capped it up to 20 weeks at that time too. When the Dems moved in and took over, they can kill those born alive now. My problem is, modern neo-natal miracles are saving preemies as young at 22 weeks. Science 😀

        • foxyladi14 says:

          True dat Denise.

      • elliesmom says:

        My voting doesn’t hinge on any Supreme Court decision made longer than 10-15 years ago. There have been enough new faces on the Court and in the White House in the 47 years since Roe v. Wade was decided that I don’t expect to see a seachange in my lifetime. Nothing is going to happen without a real change in culture or new technology that makes abortion moot. When the history books are written 100 years from now, I expect to be part of the generations villified for slaughtering unborn children. My point is more about how quickly history gets written by people who live through it when the reality of what happened doesn’t fit their narrative.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Seth Rich was murdered in a “botched robbery” yet no personal affects were taken? Makes as much sense as Justice Scalia dying of “natural” causes with a pillow over his face? Andrew Breitbart dying of a massive heart attack at 42?

  67. helenk3 says:

    I always believed that voters needed as much information as possible before voting. So why not release this before the election?

  68. helenk3 says:

    Victor Davis Hanson and just wow does it nail it

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’m getting to that age I don’t GAF anymore, so if Trump “loses” this election, I hope he sells off Trump, Inc. to the UAE for mega-gazillions and lives happily ever after. We’re fooked anyhow if our electorate gives a mandate to the Democratic Socialist Party.

  69. Dora says:

    Cute little thing. 🙂

    • Somebody says:

      I would pay a rabid raccoon to bite Acosta and Karl

    • DeniseVB says:

      This is a young family of raccoons, probably placed on the grounds by NPS to help with “rat” control. (Seriously, a problem in DC AND the WH, which has been losing the war to rat control for generations of Presidents).

  70. Dora says:

    He always did appear sleezy to me.


    Former New Mexico Democratic Governor Bill Richardson is accused of raking in hundreds of thousands in bribes and kickbacks to fund debauched lifestyle including ‘sexual services and favors’

  71. Somebody says:

    My daily bitch and whine fest. In October we move into year SEVEN of an 18 month construction project on our main artery🙄🙄🙄 Seemed simple enough to add a lane to each side🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 It’s technically a state highway. First the metropolitan planning organization for this area added edicts to the widening then the state added and lastly the feds added with regard to the interchange with interstate 95.🙄🙄🙄 The contractor sucks, it’s drug on so long he’s lost the contracts for sections of the road, but alas the bastard still has the contract for the section near me.😡

    So yesterday and today we’ve had intermittent power and internet. Not to worry they’re aware of it and they’re “working” the issue🙄

    My husband is trying to work, battery back up doesn’t do crap when the internet goes down for what he’s doing. My daughter is trying to take a full day of college classes and that isn’t working out so well either. Oh and her professors don’t care, well at least one of them is a jack ass so far, 3 points off her final grade if she is not online the entire class🙄

    The only silver lining is that they really are working on the final phase of the road………well if it passes inspection. I can’t tell you how many times this dude has had to rip everything up and start over🙄 We get all excited, look fresh pavement, new lanes😁 Then a couple of days later they’re ripping it all up🤪

    The contractor down by the interstate gets it done. He lays down concrete lanes with a big machine, it’s like the Autobahn down there, smooth as glass. My end, OY!🙄 New bridge lanes harumph onto it and harumph off. At least I can turn onto the highway now without having to go over a 3 foot hump, which is how it was the past two years. Lots of people’s cars had the undercarriage messed up and headed back, if you took the intersection at anything above 15 to 20mph it was a Dukes of Hazard experience🙄 The guys in 4 wheel trucks loved the air time😅

    OK, I’ve whined enough…..but it’s Florida and intermittent air conditioning sucks. Thank goodness it’s not that hot, just very humid😏 I honestly can’t believe we haven’t had a road rage incident here. The pandemic probably helped us avoid it, because people were openly complaining and yelling at the crews just before wuflu.

    That’s it from little dark corner of the world. BTW, electricity is nice when it works🤣 I guess I can feel for my CA brethren and their rolling black outs.😉

    • DeniseVB says:

      I feel your pain 😀 We lived with the reconstruction of Virginia Beach’s second busiest intersection for two years outside our neighborhood. Lost power and internet off and on, lost businesses too. Then came the pandemic and local shutdowns, Lost more businesses. But, yay, the intersection from hell is finally working … because about a tenth of the cars are on the road derrrrrrr.

      My world now:

      • Somebody says:

        It’s not complete yet, but the interchange of this highway with interstate 95 will be a “diverging diamond”. As you approach, the east bound traffic will move into the westbound lanes and the westbound into the eastbound lanes 🤪🤪🤪

        So say I’m headed to JAX. I go west on the highway toward I-95, about a half mile before I get there I will cross over into the eastbound lanes, which are hopefully empty because they’ve been forced into the westbound lanes. Now as I approach I-95 I simply turn left or rather I’m forced left onto the interstate, but no red light or left turn lane we all turn onto entrance ramp to I-95 south.

        If I was going to continue on west to the other side of the county on the highway and not get on 95, I will have to be in a cordoned off lane in the center that goes straight. If I am going north on I-95 toward Georgia, as I approach the area where traffic criss crosses I have to get all the way to the right and a special cordoned off lane will take me westward and force me to turn right onto 95 north.

        It supposedly will make the interchange more efficient until they can build fly overs. So we’ll have the fun of the diverging diamond and then supposedly within 3 years construction will start on fly overs. Criss crossing traffic AND construction!!! How lucky can one gal be?

        • DeniseVB says:

          I think I know that area. Is it the part of I-95 through Jax that is the only sharp left turn on the interstate? As I recall, it was before a bridge just before the Jaguars stadium on the left once we passed the gridlock. Did many trips to FLL when my son lived there. We usually made a pit stop in StAug with the inlaws before we took on the next 7 hours.

          • Somebody says:

            No this is north of Jacksonville, 1st exit after the Florida Welcome Center. When you were running back and forth on 95 there was nothing there except a couple of tourist Stuckey’s type places, might have had a couple of fast food joints by then. Otherwise basically in the middle of nowhere, now there is a whole new city there 🙄

            The city is just getting off the ground, first couple thousand homes built, tens of thousands to come. One hospital built, ground broken on a second, shopping going in, etc., etc

            The area you’re talking about in downtown Jacksonville has always and will always be a mess. It’s where interstate 10 dead ends into interstate 95, at the St. Johns river and downtown Jacksonville which is split by the St. Johns.

            My dad used to say 95/10 merger was under construction when he moved to Jacksonville in 1964 and would be under construction when he died……..and he was right.

            6 months before daddy died they “finished”. I was so excited. I told daddy, “You did it! You lived to see it finished! Come on dad, I want to take you to see it”.

            My father said, “Why? It’ll be torn up again in 9 months. It’s not finished, it’ll never be finished and you won’t live to see it finished either. I’m not going anywhere, don’t care, mark my words 9 months, a year at most”. I was like OK dad.

            Damn me if his 9 month prediction wasn’t spot on🤣 They tore it up and reversed everything they’d just done back pretty close to how it was. They’ve since switched it again.🙄

          • DeniseVB says:

            Yes, the St. John’s River, the road was a mess but it was a gorgeous view of the city. Fortunately the traffic was slow enough I could enjoy the views 🙂 My dh, aka “Parnelli Jones” would have rather gone through there at 150mph. 😀

          • taw46 says:

            Somebody, Jacksonville is one crazy city for road construction. I have made many trips through there over the years, and I don’t remember one time when they weren’t working on I-95, going back to the 70s.

          • Somebody says:

            Yes the views are gorgeous from any of the bridges. I personally think the views from the bridges on the beltway around the city are better. You’re far enough away to see the buildings, but not close enough to see any of the shit🤣 The river is wider on the west beltway and the views gorgeous, off to the north downtown JAX. On the banks near the bridge a yacht club and beautiful estates. The east beltway is shorter and closer to downtown, gorgeous bridge but the north bank is the port so not as pretty.

            TAW downtown is ALWAYS under construction, take the bypass. Don’t believe Google, take the bypass😉

          • DeniseVB says:

            I’ve been looking at Jax Beach properties for years. When my son’s StAug in-laws put their mid-century ranch on the market a few years ago, I wish we bit the bullet and snapped it up. A perfect age in place home, and for as long as we could both walk, a couple of blocks off the ocean. All brick and cinder block, it would survive a Cat 5. Not cute Floridy style, we hemmed and hawed, it got scooped up for more than they were asking anyhow. Funny thing, they moved to Biloxi, MS and never regretted that decision. 😀

      • votermom says:

        this reminds me of that movie (or was it Good Omens?) where a satanist cabal designed highways around London to create some kind of giant orntagram to grung about the apocalypse

      • elliesmom says:

        I just have to say Boston is known for having let the cows loose and the putting streets where the cows weren’t. There is nothing quite like this, though.

        • DeniseVB says:

          What’s funny, dh and I met and married in Norfolk in the late 60’s, the intersection in the video was a cow pasture back then. Kempsville/Indian River were 2 lane roads through farmlands and the only roads to the NC Outer Banks beaches. (Locals avoided the “resort” areas of Norfolk/VB beaches). We lived in California/North Carolina for about 9 years and came back to OMG, what happened to the cows? First World Problem, eh?

      • taw46 says:

        Geez, how screwy is that. And tourists will be confused and lost. 😕

        • DeniseVB says:

          Tourists? I’m still lost and confused. LOL. Fortunately, I can squirrel my way around it to avoid. Our neighborhood has some escape routes to other roads, we’re lucky.

      • lateblum says:

        Un-Believable!! I started laughing midway through and had to finally turn off the video because I was watching for the head-on crashes that I just know are gong to happen.
        Good luck to all you Floridians. I’m just gonna stay in my own lane here in Illinois.

        • DeniseVB says:

          It’s Virginia Beach real ! There have been crashes, thankfully no fatalities because of the snail speed. It’s like a Bumper Cars Arcade from the mid-50’s. 😀

          • lateblum says:

            That is exactly what it reminded me of. Bumper Cars!!! Here there is an intersection where 4 streets converge and was just fine until Streets and Traffic began messing with it. Now it is he!! It’s a lucky thing the Big Ten hasn’t yet started playing this season. (Of course that will end next weekend.) Last year it was so crazy that they redesigned it so that there are multiple turning lanes in which you can literally run into traffic head-on if you don’t pay very close attention to the lights, arrows, and flashing signs. Only a drunk could maneuver it without getting hurt the first several times.

  72. votermom says:

  73. Mothy67 says:

    My 53 year old friend who had multiple abortions is losing it over Amy. She is a mother of 3. I never expressed my thoughts concerning termination. It was not my choice. She is shocked and apalled to discover I am pro life. She took things a little too far. Hopes Shay gets knocked up. I was wow harsh. That is how I see the left now — so much hate that they don’t even bother to check themselves. They can say anything and feel it is valid. What has Trump done? What rights has he taken away. I don’t even know of a case working its way through the courts. When one does arrive it seems to me it will be the result of over reach by dim legislatures.
    I was talking with an angry woman about the number of refugees placed in my town during obama years. In a way I think we got lucky. We got people from Nepal. Lots of people from Nepal. Families that stick together. Most were provided small businesses. We have a 7/11 type store located next to a 7/11 type store. One has an illegal casino downstairs. Everyone is aware there is some scam happening. The highway has loads of small shops. No one goes in, but these families somehow drive new cars and dress well. Catholic charities did most of the placements. My taxes keep going up. I could rent an apartment for less than I pay in taxes i think it is 950 right now. I love the small school, but I wanna know if Catholic Charities pays taxes on all the properties they charge the feds for. I knew something nefarious was up when we had royal battles over Section 8. The scant few apartment buildings are not family dwellings. They are young professional housing type buildings. An American family on Section 8 cannot make ends meet here. My water is 200 a month.
    You ask any questions you are racist. There is a carriage house across the street. I looked at it for my sister. I was told by a contractor that I would be better off tearing it down. Plumbing, electricity all needed to be redone. It is very cute but it has had no upgrades since people used horses to get to work. The previous owner used it as a shed. It is charming. It is not worth 100k in middle class suburbs. A Nepal family is redoing it. I can’t believe any bank would give the loan. My quote was 62,000 for a small 2 bedroom that was 62 to bring it up to code plus the auction price. I think it sold for 19 at auction for taxes. I would have bought if I could have done reno and house for 60 from soup to nuts. They are tearing up my street to put in plumbing. It did not have plumbing. My house is filled with gnats. I won’t even cook. The flying specks are coming out of all my drains. I order in and throw away any leftovers. They are adding an extension in the back. Everything about this house/barn was the integrity of its simplicity. It was like a flower hidden by a mossy stone. This structure stems from the 1700s. I wish I had bought. I would have made it an art studio and had my sister run it in residence. It is a gem. I want to throat punch the bank that gave the loan. To be honest since 2016 I wanna throat punch somebody, anybody. I am angry. Shay says I cannot punch her in the throat. I did ask. She holds a belief that may be abuse. Snowflake. What about me I wanna release. I have become a person that reacts with joy when antifa bounces off trucks. I take pleasure in idiots going splat.
    I sat on this barnish house. I wanted it. How the fuck do refugees buy it and do a full throttle Chip and Joanna renovation????? What bank gives a 100k loan to a shack?

  74. Angie says:

  75. 1539days says:

    I think Trump should do more trolling. Tell people voting for Biden by mail today that he might be dead by November and they’ll get Harris for president.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Not a bad idea. I do think Trump has some compassion for Joe’s condition. Vodkapundit is going to live drunkblog the debate and he fears he may have to do it sober with respect to Joe. I think everyone’s tired of making fun of Joe, gaffes and all.

    • lyn5 says:

      Now that Democrats are commies. Jill Biden may think she is next in succession.

  76. Mothy67 says:

    I went to the store. I was crossing the street some dude yells fuck you. I do not back down. I said get out and say it to my face. He was yelling at me for a hat from an SUV. I respond
    I get to be livid or feel any emotion I want. To quote the Stones and/or Soup Dragons I am free to do what I want any ole time

    Fuck tools. I learned to stand. I ain’t ever taking a knee. Itis funny I ran into Jon Rubin. He is “smart”professor at CMU. He was running Conflict Cafe . they served food out of a truck all themeals were from conflict zones. So pretentious. Gag. He was absurdly wealthy. Art schoolis a luxury. He is nothing next to Betsy. She did the sister schools became the dean of childhood psychology or education at Stanford. Dean. Will say it again Dean at Stanford. I would not let her wipe Shays nose. Kids are on drugs.I loved Holly, she died from cervical cancer at 50. I knew the brightestof the brightest. Holly was born to a Vietnamese prostitute and an American soldier. She was adopted. Marc married Chelsea Clinton. Holly’s mom wrote a book called They Came to Stay. Holly was going to Friends Select. One of the best private schools in the world. Tuition is 35,000 a year. Holly had to go to school knowing every parent had read the book. How cruel? They read of an 8 year old wetting the bed She, Marjorie, was the freshman woman who passed Clinton’s tax bill. She got glory. Holly is dead.

  77. elliesmom says:

    Last night Dan Bongino talked a bit on Fox about the tumor in his neck. Sean Hannity apparently stepped in to get Dan moved up on the list for a biopsy. I think he said he was going for it today. If it’s obviously cancer, he’ll know right away. We knew within an hour or so when my son’s sarcoma was biopsied. If anyone hears anything from Dan. could you post it? I might be wrong about him, but I think for all of his obvious strengths, he’s one of the most soft-hearted people on TV.

    • Anthony says:

      I’m a big fan too, and I also saw that. People aren’t as strong as he is if they’re not equally sensitive. I hope he’s ok, and I will remember to post here or on FB if I hear anything

  78. taw46 says:

    Another big fire in California since last night, in Napa and Sonoma. Several inns and wineries have burned down. Thousands of evacuations continuing today.

  79. helenk3 says:

    thought on Trump’s taxes.
    1 do you know anyone who knowingly does not take all tax breaks they can get when filing?

    2 how much does Trump make as president and where does the money go?

    just wondering

    • Somebody says:

      $400,000 per year and every quarter all but $1 goes either to charity or to a government agency. He’s given to the VA a couple of times, to Interior for national parks, etc.

      By law he can’t give away his entire salary so that’s why he keeps $1.

    • DeniseVB says:

      1) Small potatoes that we are, we’ve had a Tax Guy for the past few decades. The only time he saved us more money was the year Trump gave us that sweeping tax break. I also learned that we can’t deduct “charity” contributions unless it amounts to 10% of our income. Those bags of stuff to charity don’t count unless I had the original receipts for the items donated. Not that they check, but if you’re ever audited, be prepared to pay back that deduction, with maybe a fine. Meanwhile, we have friends who do Turbo Tax online, save those little receipts charity pickups leave at your door and write in $600 on the ticket for worthless crap, and they get to their 10% that way. Score, deduction ! Not one of them have been audited, and they pay no taxes. NOT FAIR !

      2) Trump donates his salary which we know, but he isn’t living FREE in the WH. He’s using his personal money to buy groceries to feed his family and the many other expenses that doesn’t cover “official duties of the White House”. It’s complicated 😀 (Read Clint Hill’s “Five Presidents” AND J.P. West’s “Upstairs at the White House”, best books I’ve read on the Secret Service and WH Staff “inner tickings”)

  80. Mothy67 says:

    I have become so bored by pizza. We ordered tons at start of lockdown. It used to be a treat. It became dull. I started ordering sammies and gyros with everything on the side. It was great for kid. She is vegan. The pizza shop sends me everything on the side. They send whole uncut loaves of bread for Shay. I get a cheese hoagie meal kit. They just send me her stuff. I get my gyro and other hot food, but they ask if Shay is home. If she is they will toast half a hoagie and give her the rest as a meal kit. Tonight when I called they put me on hold. I laughed so hard. I could hear all the workers bitching about Karens. I did not care. I simply told manager he might wanna hit mute cause there are crazies. I ordered a gyro, an italian hoagie, and a cheese hoagie. 22 plus tip. There was a yuuuuuuge basket of fries, a two liter of soda, and a half sheet of chocholate divine cake. I called and said I think you made a mistake. Guy who answered the phone asked if I called myself asshole publicly. I said well I guess. I am an idiot. I akways say I am an asshole. It is my identity. He said the owners respect you and you have been a great customer. They are just saying thank you. Ewww I do not eat fries and they do not sell chocolate cake??? I do sometimes like life.

    • Anthony says:

      Do you remeber the days when we could just post stuff like “I’d like to suckerpunch that motherfucker” and not worry about random screeching brownshirts reporting you to the Ministry of Truth?

  81. Dora says:

    • Somebody says:

      This Parscale take down seems suspicious to me. Either his wife is setting something up for divorce or she found a way to get him out of the house so Trump data could be mined

      He’s locked up for 72 hours with no recourse under the Baker act. Baker act is involuntary. He didn’t seem suicidal to me. Apparently he and his wife got in a fight. There are domestic disputes all the time, they rarely end with someone being Baker Acted.

      Brad needs a good attorney NOW!

      • Somebody says:

        By the by, there is a longer version that starts with his wife talking to the police. One of the officers calls Parscale and asks him to come outside to talk, he does and then the above happens

      • taw46 says:

        That’s a disturbing thought, setting him up so Trump data could be mined.

  82. votermom says:

    NBC nightly news reporting the $750 tax lie

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