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I disagree. If one is an ------- (ie Trump) their fatness is fair game. I don't go around fat shaming normal people. There is no moral high ground when dealing with -------s.
We can just jump right back to nuclear weapons. [...] #7 | Posted by sitzkrieg
And I guarantee that our Hamas-lovers will freak out about Israel responding in-kind to a Palestinian nuke attack.
Nobody chooses to be fat. They don't. And anyone who claims that, implicitly most fat people have chosen to be fat, is an ignoramus and an -------.
#2 | Posted by moder8
They choose to take the actions that result in them being fat.
We can just jump right back to nuclear weapons. Is it okay to firebomb hundreds of thousands of people to break the will of a fanatical culture? I don't know if it's okay. I just know that it worked.
Fat shaming is among the sadder ways of attacking a person for who they are or what they look like. Nobody chooses to be fat. They don't. And anyone who claims that, implicitly most fat people have chosen to be fat, is an ignoramus and an -------.
Calling for the extermination of Jews is definitely anti-Semitic. But what I find most disturbing is those using the Oct. 7th attack as justification for the extermination of Palestinians.
magat mike best be careful in his desire to purge the unethical members of the house as he might just purge himself out of his position as moses.
That's the catch. They are taking actions to minimize civilian loss of life in an active warzone. They being the IDF. Hamas does the exact opposite and is on camera opening fire on civilian evacuation corridors.
"Are you just pretending to not understand MadBomber's comment? You must be trolling, as you didn't include his very next sentence referencing the Law of Armed Conflict re: civilian/military targets."
I'm guessing JPW has limited exposure to LOAC or military OpLaw.
JPW is operating on personal feelings alone.
Paxton's threats reflect a fundamental disdain for our legal system and completely disqualify him from serving as attorney general.
Texas' abortion ban has an exception for medical emergencies. This woman's physicians have concluded that such emergency exists, and a judge has concurred. The judge entered an order expressly prohibiting Paxton from enforcing the ban as to this woman and her doctors. By threatening to prosecute the parties involved anyway, he is literally saying he will not follow a court order. If that actually occurs he should be jailed for contempt.
A wealthy donor for Penn reportedly is withdrawing a $100 million donation over how the school president conducted herself.
Republicans are proud to have him. Remember, he is a criminal. The Texas leg decided to protect him after admitting he was guilty as hell.
GOP: Party of Everything including your life.
There are some of rather limited intellectual capacity who continue to apply modern western legal and political constructs globally, believing somehow that they are universally applicable and have always existed.
While I agree this would be a good thing to pass, it won't solve the problem of prices increasing elsewhere. The investers will just change what they buy. Instead of homes to rental, likely it will be investing in medical to a greater extent than it is now, making health care ever more unaffordable.
I don't remember Roger Stone ever being criminally charged for the same tax evasion crimes... Odd that...
... Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton warned three Houston hospitals that they could still face penalties if they allow the procedure to happen. ...
In the minds of Republicans, providing health care is not A Good Thing.
"Between 2016-19, he paid over $188,000 on "adult entertainment" and over $683,000 on "payments - various women", according to the charge sheet."
That's my boy!
He just needs to turn Republican and all will be forgiven.
RCade's got Balls of Steel.
#50 | Posted by LampLighter
wow....you sheep already kiss this guy's ass when he shows up....and now
you're admiring his ---------.
---did this place change it's audience while I was away ??
My interest in golf had been casual aside from the majors. Now it is practically non-existent.
I'm not sure it matters that Rahm is taking the dirty Saudi money, since the entire PGA wants to take the dirty Saudi money.
Trump apologists are by and large Zionist apologists. They admire the Likud. What they see happening in Gaza they want to someday see happen in America.
It would be inadvisable to raise prices while a Republican is in office.
Much better for corporations to raise prices while a Democrat is in office, so low information voters blame Democrats, thus increasing the chances for a Republican to be the next President, thus increasing the likelihood of favorable tax regime for business and rollback of regulations on business.
That's funny right there
Protecting the state but leaving the shop owner to fend for himself.
#44 | Posted by oneironaut
Why don't you want rich tax cheats to pay their fair share?
"You're basically correct. It would take generations of education and cultural shift to fix this, if at all possible."
cool it with the racism
The Crime, Bev, is allowing corporations and individuals, who are usually also several corporations, to secretly spend untold millions to pay lawmakers to write laws that benefit said corporates.
This isn't rocket science.
#12 | POSTED BY EBERLY
It's in the study highlighted by the article:
According to a recent study, the following industries have been cited as examples of corporate profiteering that have significantly boosted global prices, contributing to the concept of "greedflation":
Energy: The report highlighted the role of energy companies, such as ExxonMobil, in generating excess profits through high market power and global market dynamics.
Technology: Firms in the technology sector were noted for pushing through significant price increases that raised their profit margins.
Telecommunications: Companies in the telecommunications industry were also identified as having increased prices to raise their profit margins.
Banking: The banking industry was mentioned as another example of a sector that pushed through significant price increases to generate excess profits.
Food and Beverage: Specific companies in the food and beverage industry, such as PepsiCo, Tyson Foods, and Procter & Gamble, were cited for driving inflation higher through price increases.
Retail: Grocery store chains and fast-food restaurants, such as Starbucks and Burger King, were noted for raising prices to increase their margins.
Every single Democratic congressman and senator voted to supersize the IRS " even the "moderates." No Republican voted for the bill. And every single Senate Democrat voted against an amendment limiting increased audits to taxpayers earning more than $400,000
IRS funding is american politics in a nutshell. Democrats wanting to fund prosecution of criminals, republicans wanting to defund government to prevent than since their donors are the criminals.
That's government for you.
#41 | Posted by THEBULL
Yeah government is slow.
It's taken them 3 years to start prosecuting a man who attempted a fascist coup on live tv.
Many (most?) state budgets are a bottomless pit when it comes to money received from the feds. I think they get this money and use the bulk of it to patch holes in other parts of the budget. They are obligated to spend some of it on the designated programs but I think the bulk of it is diverted off to pet projects (missing welfare money in Mississippi for example).
@#5 ... Delay, delay, delay... then fire your lawyers and delay some more. ...
As you note, that's been his modus operandi for decades.
In a section titled "Powerful Organizations Bent on World Domination," Polito includes the Rothschild family, the National Security Administration and even the Economics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The section also linked back to a website created by far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
"I'm sure that Whites are automatically disqualified"
Of course you are.
You are White. That's what makes you a Victim.
@#2 .. Trump had tried to claim that as a former president he should enjoy "absolute immunity from criminal prosecution." He also claimed that he should be exempt on the grounds of "double jeopardy," unless he had been impeached and convicted while in office. ...
Trump appeals ruling rejecting immunity claim as window narrows to derail federal election case
... Former President Donald Trump is appealing a ruling that found he is not immune from criminal prosecution as he runs out of time to delay or even derail an upcoming trial on charges that he plotted to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
potentially reach the Supreme Court? --- imo, that is the goal with this filing.
"Maybe that's because increased incomes followed by significant increased inflation isn't really an improved economy?"
Since 1975, practically all the gains in household have gone to the top 20% of households.
In other words, it isn't really an improving economy for the bottom 80%, starting in 1975.
What do you expect from the --------- of a party whose leader welcomed Russian bounties placed on American soldiers?
"Do you have any idea why this is so obviously impossible to happen?"
Because we allow money in politics, so people with the most money use Congress to further their own personal interests.
Republicans say spending money is free speech.
From the article: Trump had tried to claim that as a former president he should enjoy "absolute immunity from criminal prosecution." He also claimed that he should be exempt on the grounds of "double jeopardy," unless he had been impeached and convicted while in office.
But Judge Tanya Chutkan bulldozed these arguments in a 48-page ruling, and concluded a former president can be investigated, prosecuted, and imprisoned for crimes committed while in office"because committing crimes is not technically part of the president's job.
"Whatever immunities a sitting President may enjoy, the United States has only one Chief Executive at a time, and that position does not confer a lifelong get-out-of-jail-free' pass," Judge Chutkan wrote. "Defendant's four-year service as Commander in Chief did not bestow on him the divine right of kings to evade the criminal accountability that governs his fellow citizens."
"The federal agencies involved should field an army of DEI hires with guns to make sure everything goes according to central dictate."
When republicans accuse democrats of something nefarious that means they are either already doing it or planning on doing it.
When Republicans tell you their plans believe them.
Dead Americans? Thoughts and Prayers! Nothing can be done.
#23 | POSTED BY GRACIEAMAZED
You forgot. It's still too soon to talk about it.
It's always too soon to talk about it. So why are you even bothering?
As you say. Nothing can be Done. Thanks to folks like you.
Land of the Free. Home of the Brave. Where Nothing can be Done.
Don't forget if Gore had been president in the summer of 2001 the terrorism threats would not have been ignored and there's a good chance the WTC would still be there. At worse maybe one plane rather than 4.
#6 TwinPac Trump led the charge with his rhetoric, the rest did all the leg work. Trump is too narcisstic and egotistical to leave the whole thing to others, he's a micromanager.
This is likely one of the reasons why Rep Gaetz was giving speeches against the recent vote to expel fmr Rep Santos.
What actually scares me is the next guy who isn't Trump. They are almost assured to be more intelligent. They are also assured to have someone more dedicated to their cause than Pence. Trump has blazed a path on this and they will know what will most likely not work. It is clear there is root rot in the "conservative" movement leaning toward fascism. Take DeSantis - I wouldn't put this move past him at all. A lot of idiot spitting venom and hate were also elected to congress in the Trump wave and after - little doubt they will back this.
IF, somehow, Trump were to win with his cult of personality they would be working on it from day 1. The thing is virtually all the smart supporters of Trump were done after the first year or two. They seen what he REALLY is then the idiotic groupies came in.
Anyone or any corporation who sells, installs or uses such privacy stealing devices in areas where privacy is expected needs to face both criminal felony and unlimited punitive financial penalties. Use of such devices needs to require public disclosure.
The House of Representatives just passed a resolution saying that Judaism is synonymous with a militant, colonialist ideology which routinely murders children.
Nothing but blue skies for #11's god king though.
Every CEO wants pension funds to dump all shares it holds in their company.
Plus, you didn't see any news outlets reporting on it before it happened so it's probably not even happening or whatever.
Hard to believe there wasn't coordination at the highest levels of national politics, including the former President himself.
Impossible to believe is more like it. Investigators have the documentation that proves it. Chesebro, Powell and Ellis admit to as much in their Georgia plea deals. The 10 fake electors from Wisconsin have admitted they coordinated with top people in the Trump campaign. Trump has even publicly stated he called the shots.
This is the world Texans have overwhelmingly voted to live in. If they're not happy with their families/friends/neighbors being gunned down maybe they should do something about it next year.
How many of these state politicians are getting Oil Money not to implement
Also, I always thought it was a mistake by Biden that he did not appoint an
There WAS coordination at the highest levels. Not Trump, but his lawyers, Giuliani and Chesbro about whom one fake elector said he felt like his personal safety was threatened if he didn't comply . . . and other fake electors who said they were lied to about the "plan" being only a contingency plan or that it was their patriotic duty.
Seems like both Giuliani and Chesebro both have their ass in a sling. Chesebro is already cooperating in Wisconsin. Giuliani is still hanging onto Trump's coat tails . . . or maybe Trump's pantlegs by now . . . as Trump continues to drag everybody connected to him through the slime of January 6 . . . still pinning their hopes on a U.S. Supreme Court exoneration or the 2024 election and a pardon.
" He'd whip it out, light a crack pipe and get a foot-job from a hooker and they'd have no idea how to respond."
More like he'd say, "Yeah, my dad loaned me money, and when I could, I paid him back."
"Is benefiting while your parent is in government a BAD thing? Cause Ivanka told me it's not."
... and they'd have no idea how to respond.
"They know Hunter Biden would mop the floor with them in a public hearing that's why they are so afraid of public testimony.
#8 | POSTED BY A_MONSON AT 2023-12-07 12:02 AM |"
He'd whip it out, light a crack pipe and get a foot-job from a hooker and they'd have no idea how to respond.
If he's elected again and declares himself dictator for life then he will be able to order such executions.
The last time Las Vegas had a mass shooting it was during that concert and some of the musicians had guns backstage. They quickly discovered that no matter what gun they used they couldn't stop the shooter. At least one of them became a fan of gun control that day.
Why We're Publishing Never-Reported Details of the Uvalde School Shooting Before State Investigators
ProPublica is about to be sued by Wheels Abbot and his evil henchman Kenny Boy Paxton. The charge: telling the truth before lies could be told ...
Dead Americans? Thoughts and Prayers! Nothing can be done.
#23 | Posted by gracieamazed
You've already established that is your position.
No need to repeat yourself.
Universities/schools should be gun-free zones. They need tough gun laws, like Chicago has.
POSTED BY GRACIEAMAZED AT 2023-12-06 08:10 PM | REPLY
Oh do STFU.
When people ask who I am thinking of when I ask WGAF, I am thinking of ghouls like gracie.
She clearly DGAF.
... ("Thank you for not allowing the media in," Johnson added, alleging that journalists have been taking his comments "out of context" with "great joy for the last few weeks.") ...
If you do not want the media to quote you saying stupid stuff, the solution is easy --- stop saying stupid stuff.
The man who!fired James EvansJohn Amos and totally turned a soso comedy into a has been. Just white, white and more white.
We need a Consumer Bill of Rights to give Americans the same protections from Corporations we have from Government.
Imagine how different the world would be if the electoral college and supreme court hadn't made bush the president instead of gore.
We'd be way ahead on climate protection, 7 trillion dollars richer due to no iraq war, our international credibility would still be intact, there wouldn't have been a wave of refugees fleeing from the mideast into europe causing fascism to rise again, rich people would have higher taxes and everyone else would have better lives.
Capitalism installs EV stations where they would be profitable.
That's a pretty stupid position to take. Need doesn't correlate to profitability.
A charger may not be used enough to be profitable but still be needed.
A charger may be profitable and needed but not profitable enough to convince anyone to install it without the funding.
If profitability were all that mattered, we would get rid of most utilities to rural communities.
"This is not a test," the university wrote. "RUN-HIDE-FIGHT."
And this is acceptable to people like Boaz.
I'm so glad my wife doesn't work in school buildings anymore. I was inches away from getting her a bullet resistant kevlar backing for her bag just in case. Thankfully that's no longer needed.
If you have not already figured out you carry your own personal spy with you everywhere you go, and pay for that out of your own pocket, with a cell phone then there is no hope you will ever realize that. There have been so many times that these sorts of operations have been uncovered, with one after another being questioned about invasion of privacy and disregard for the 4th amendment. The government as well as major corporations hide it as best they can til sooner or later it is uncovered. Sometimes it is shut down, sometimes it's such a gray area there is no law there to prevent it. Technology is always a head of the law.
When word got out of the bunker move, Trump insisted he was only "inspecting" the bunker ... .
... on his hands and knees, under a table, clutching a hamberder, and whimpering uncontrollably.
Add San Antonio and Austin area shootings ...
BTW, this little penny sized part called a "Glock Switch" is wreaking havoc across the country. Recently, a cop was killed after the shooter fired 10 rounds into his chest in a second. China's making 'em by the container full, and they can easily be 3D printed:M
IMPD alarmed by Glock switch making guns fully automatic
Mass shootings are an unimpeachable proof of American exceptionalism. No way to prevent this. My thoughts and prayers are with the people of (insert city, school, church, concert venue, event here) for this horrific act of evil and to the families of those impacted by this tragedy. See you next time.
I had an online conversation with a MAGA guy on Facebook after the El Paso shootings and asked him: "how many dead by guns will it take to convince you that you are wrong?" His answer was pretty indicative of the entire gun cult mindset: "about a billion."
I was wondering when Trump was going to start blaming IA. The more he lies, the more scapegoats he needs. I remember when he used to blame his teleprompter when he got caught making his many gaffs. Lately he's blaming the Deep State for weaponizing the DOJ to prosecute him.
IOW, it's always somebody else's fault.
BTW. the Koch Super PAC, which is a coalition of a number of wealthy former Trump donors who are now disgusted with him, just announced they were throwing their collective weight behind Nikki Haley. And that ain't no little fish.
Tact is mainly knowing when the the right time is to tell people something they do not want to hear. The aftermath of the barbaric Hamas attacks on Israeli civilians was the worst time for Sarandon to be decrying the plight of Muslims world-wide. #5 | Posted by moder8
My hair stylist told me about a month after 9/11 that the US was whiney about the attack, considering the harm we have inflicted on other nations. Couldn't really take him to task as he was a Vietnamese refugee.
"Why didn't the women dress more appropriately."
Why wasn't the border with the known terrorist group being guarded?
You can't answer why. Neither can Censored.
She was critical of Israeli policy, not Jewish people. There is a difference.
Hard-Liners say that "I don't agree with Zionism"
There is no room for dissent. Because Zionism has been co-opted by religious fanatics intent on establishing Eretz Yisrael "From The River To The Sea."
Not sure if you all are understanding how big of an -- this is to the GOP.
With Santos gone, their majority was cut down. This cuts it down one --rther.
And with another GOP Rep leaving next quarter, they will be down to a 2 seat majority.
Of course Biden hasn't built an EV charger he's busy being president.
#2 | POSTED BY TOR
He tried build chargers but every time he squinted his laser eyes melted the components. Go Dark Brandon!!
Ever heard of Buck Owens?
Also, Bakersfield also know for oil.
#7 | POSTED BY LEGALLYYOURDEAD
I stand corrected!
There is also oil and country music seeping out from under all that cow poo.
When Los Angeles county was running low on the Covid vaccine. You could just drive up to Bakersfield to get one since very few people in Bakersfield were getting vaccinated.
@#14 ... Or as noted they're dealing with the fed at the rate that's realistically possible ...
Given the abuse and fraud that occurred with the federal COVID funds, I've no problem with things going slow, if that reduces fraud and abuse.
So, it looks like the Federal government has allocated funds to the states, and the states are dragging their feet.
"States and the charger industry blame the delays mostly on the labyrinth of new contracting and performance requirements they have to navigate to receive federal funds."
Or as noted they're dealing with the fed at the rate that's realistically possible, given how tedious and expensive that is. In the airshow industry they have special classes on how navigate the system and get paid when you contract to the govt shows. Easy, fast, deregulated are 3 words that don't apply.
"This powerful group will ruin you if you say they're a powerful group"
[image of nervous-looking 'Jeopardy' contestant]
... Is it a government problem? ...
From the summary...
... While federal officials have authorized more than $2 billion of the funds to be sent to states, fewer than half of states have even started to take bids from contractors to build the chargers " let alone begin construction. ...
Capitalism installs EV stations where they would be profitable.
#7 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT AT 2023-12-06 10:09 AM | FLAG:
Capitalism installs them where they are needed, that's why it's profitable.
The great state of California it would like to thank him for this opportunity to elect somebody who gives a damn about his district.
More from the article...
... "I will continue to recruit our country's best and brightest to run for elected office. The Republican Party is expanding every day, and I am committed to lending my experience to support the next generation of leaders."[their italics]
Why would the Russian OP care about this?
Is the Russian Ruble still worth less than an American penny?
The Lincoln Project are a bunch of grifters. I get opposing Trump but they've taken it way beyond that. These people now oppose policies they used to support because the left views them as useful idiots. But they are not idiots. They know what they are doing and every time they get elevated by the left they cash in on their grift.
The Lincoln Project has always tried to trigger Trump. To hit him right where it hurts him most. Trump can not stand to be shown he is wrong and it be proven, makes him look weak. When Trump hits out at anything, there is a reason for it, mostly because they've hit him where it hurts him and he can not ignore it. He is goaded into responding. This is how The Lincoln Project knows it has scored a direct hit. Trump isn't smart enough to let it go.
"Reached for comment late Monday, a spokesperson for the Lincoln Project directed me to a tweet from the group's co-founder, Rick Wilson, addressing Trump's false claim that the ad used AI.
"Listen, you shambling pantloaf, we didn't need AI to make you look like an impotent, drooling codger in steep cognitive decline.
@ProjectLincoln just showed reality and you can't take it. Stay tuned for more. We know you can't look away," Wilson tweeted."