Midweek Open Thread

| November 7, 2018 | 109 Comments

Your thoughts on the election results?

I downloaded a sample ballot for my city. We had one contest for the Senate, and another for the House of Representatives, a couple of constitutional amendment proposals for the state constitution, and the rest of the options were for local offices.

Even though I knew the party affiliations of the candidates running for federal office, I still looked through their websites.

No party affiliation was listed for local candidates. But, there was a roundabout way to identify their leanings.

Candidates for mayor and city Council… If they appeared to buy into the “sea-level rise” canard, their names became toxic. Making it easier for people to start and operate a business via practical economic solutions? That got my vote.

Candidates for Board of Education… If they argued in favor of returning merit-based incentives like designating the valedictorian, allowing more leeway to give zeros for not submitting a homework, allowing for point penalizing for below standard work, etc., they got my vote.

One candidate’s comment regarding sea-level rise related problems… Clearing out canals. Now, if the sea levels are rising, and our city is looking at becoming a part of the sea floor, how exactly is clearing out canals, or more dredging operations, going to solve the problem?

Is that supposed to lower sea levels from the city?

Tragically, in this local area, as well as in local areas across the country, many low information voters go full NPC on important topics like this.

Sea-level “rise” isn’t the problem.

The ground has a limited ability to naturally process rain water. Once the ground’s saturation/absorb rate is reached, water starts ponding. Result? Water ponds above the ground, flooding occurs. This should be a bases for arguing for improving our drainage systems.

Then we have the issue involving high and low tide, but that’s an ongoing process.

The above photo is from Smithsonian Magazine.

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    • Thunderstixx says:

      This doesn’t count, the TAH WOT is the only one that matters and counts toward the great grand prize of being the first posting there !!!
      Although it makes for good practice, it still doesn’t count !!!
      If you disagree we should put it up for a vote for the rest of us TAH’ers to decide !!!
      In the meantime, these guys are just plain good…

  1. 26Limabeans says:

    Maine took a lurch further to the left.
    Southern Maine. AKA Northern Massachusetts.

    Up above the DMZ in Aroostook County though the Dems got hosed and the stupid bond issues failed. All of them except for the “roads and bridges” which always passes and goes to shoring up the DOT worker pensions. The roads and briges get “patched”. Kinda like school bond issues, they go to the pensions, not “the children”.

    Freakin Hang us King survives to fuck up the Senate at will. John McCain is smiling.

    Janet Mills is Govnuh. Leftist.

    So it looks like gridlock everywhere for a couple years. Boring, tiresome gridlock.
    Two years is a long time for elderly lefties though and it will be entertaining to watch Bernie and Nancy age gracefully while Antifa and BLM burn down the cities.
    MAGA 2020

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      Sympathies Brother. Where is the likes of Joshua Chamberlin and the 20th Maine when you need them? “Northern Massachusetts” (+_+) Like. You think Sam Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere are spinning in their graves even more?Got a history program to give this AM. See y’all later. nsnr

    • NHSparky says:

      Same with NH. Fucking Massholes.

      • Bim says:

        Testify, Sparky. They ruined their own state and when their taxation and poor decisions made it unlivable and unsustainable, they came north.

        NH used to be a well run, solid bastion of freedom and limited oversight surrounded by hippies to the west and socialists down below. Now we are almost completely overrun. Between all the transplanted Massholes and Connecticunts, I don’t recognize my native state anymore.

        • thebesig says:

          Looks like I’m going to need to read up on what happened to you guy’ states. Virginia is on its way to being a deep blue state. The transplants that came over here, from further north, want to bring the same results here. Somehow, they haven’t made the connection between consistently voting for Democrats and ruined economies/botched up policies. 🙄

          • I am not Cory Booker says:

            Have to agree. I’m stuck with Connelly as a rep and two commies as senators. I will not mention the circus geek that is the gov.

            Virginia is over run with the spawn of Yankee mental institutions (now called universities).

          • UpNorth says:

            That’s the way things are wherever the progs show up. They hate what they left, taxes too high, yada yada, then they turn around, when their numbers are high enough, and raise taxes, promise pot in every chicken and on and on.

        • 26Limabeans says:

          Even the Union Leader newspaper has been taken over by lefties.

  2. Combat Historian says:

    Blue Wave turned into a fair puddle. Demons took the House, but with only a fairly small majority, while GOP expanded control in the Senate. GOP also held the line re: major governorships. Next two years will be brutal; lots of attritional trench warfare between the two sides…

    • thebesig says:

      Good for getting non activist judges on the bench, judges who’d do their jobs as defined by the constitution instead of folk who will try to pull legislation out of their hind ends to suit their SJW senses.

  3. OWB says:

    Hate to burst your bubble there, besig, but dredging waterways actually does improve the flow of said waterways by removing the debris that accumulates in them. One of many problems caused by the envirowackos is the number of rivers, streams, and channels which have not been dredged in decades. Improve the flow and there is less flooding.

    • thebesig says:

      You missed the point of what I said:

      “Now, if the sea levels are rising, and our city is looking at becoming a part of the sea floor, how exactly is clearing out canals, or more dredging operations, going to solve the problem?” – thebesig

      It doesn’t matter how well you clean the canals out, and conduct dredging operations, if the city is going to be under water, as a part of the sea floor, dredged out “water ways” would now look like a dredged out sea floor.

      That’s what I was addressing.

      Enjoyed busting your bubble. :mrgreen:

      • OWB says:

        Yeah, heard you the first time. Yeah, that’s exactly what it seemed like you were addressing. So, if you were making a point, perhaps you should, just maybe, like, express yourself better. Until then, will read what you write and react to what you write instead of hoping to conjure up a correct guess of what you intended to say and respond to that.

        Better yet, perhaps just ignoring it all would be easier.

        • SFC D says:

          If the sea level is rising, then water would be flowing INTO the canals FROM the sea… no drainage.

          First rule of plumbing: Shit flows downhill.

        • thebesig says:

          Originally posted by OMB:

          Yeah, heard you the first time. Yeah, that’s exactly what it seemed like you were addressing. So, if you were making a point, perhaps you should, just maybe, like, express yourself better. Until then, will read what you write and react to what you write instead of hoping to conjure up a correct guess of what you intended to say and respond to that.

          Better yet, perhaps just ignoring it all would be easier.

          I read, and reread, a draft of this before I posted it here. I prepare my posts on Microsoft Word, and put it through at least three rereads. This includes reading it out loud.

          Additionally, after I copy and paste the draft to a draft section on this website, I do additional proofreads.

          Context is everything. Had you read everything that I stated above, in context, you would’ve understood what I was actually communicating.

          Your initial response indicates that you rushed through the reading, perhaps in the form of skimming, perhaps reading through words quickly, or some other exercise where you are not taking your time.

          The way I posted it above left no ambiguity. I mentioned the same thing, verbally, to someone today. She understood what I said and responded, “That makes no sense.”

          I’m doing the same here, I respond to people here after understanding what they are saying in the post that I am replying to.

  4. David says:

    It is almost traditional that the House flips at mid-terms by now. In one sense Trump lost big in the sense that Republicans lost more seats than at any other losing mid-term since Gerald Ford (if you were around in the post-Nixon ’70s you know Jesus could have run as a Republican and gone down in flames) . However, if you look at when Democrats lost, it could be worse: Obama lost 63 seats his first mid-term, Clinton lost 54, Carter only lost 15 but Ford had already lost 48 the midterm previously, and that was during the Dem’s long stranglehold on the House. Gets more interesting when you rank Presidents by total seats lost during their terms: Obama 76 seats, Clinton 59, Carter 15, Johnson 47. Other Republican Presidents: Bush Jr. 38, Bush Sr 8, Reagan 31, Nixon 12.

  5. thebesig says:

    From Democratic Underground:

    Originally posted by Pacifist Patriot:

    In fact, I’m in tears and will probably work from home today because I can’t face anyone right now.

    * My city council and county school board are non-partisan, but all elected members are registered Republicans.
    * 100% of the county commission are Republican.
    * My Florida state rep and state senator are both Republican.
    * My governor is still a fucking Republican and an openly racist fucker at that.
    * My US Rep is a Republican, freedom caucus of course.
    * Both of my US Senators are now Republican.
    * The president* is a Republican.

    I have no one representing me. NO ONE.

    By that, I mean I feel truly and thoroughly fucked as a female, liberal, apatheist, pre-existing conditioned, aging person. That most of the people listed above don’t even consider fully human.

    Can’t even look at the bright side, in reference to the clowns outnumbering the adults in the House. 🙄 She’s probably missing a few descriptors there.

  6. Roh-Dog says:

    I’ve watched Connecticut F itself in the A for the LAST time!
    Pulling up stakes, caging my monkeys (when I catch them) and I’m on my way to the Promised (read:Freedomed) Lands.
    Anyone have, or know of, any kind of employment in southern Georgia?
    I’m a good, loyal worker and would be honored to join your business.

    • thebesig says:

      Looking at the trends in Virginia, I don’t blame you. I don’t anticipate being a resident of this state in the long run. I read an article about how most people polled in Virginia thought that the country was going in the wrong direction. If that’s the case, I’m living in the wrong part of the country.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      CNH Industries has a plant in Racine, WI. They build Case IH tractors, and they’re looking increase their work force of 500 by 5% by January.

      There are jobs, plenty of them. I don’t know what kind of work you do, but Wisconsin is a ‘right to work state’ which keeps unions from forcing people to join if they don’t want to.

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      Roh-Dog, plenty of work of all kinds in GA. Not up on South South, but there is a dearth of skilled labor state wide. Middle GA’s Robins Air Force Base is hiring 300-1200 over the next year. Most if the power cos and cable/phone/utility outfits are screaming for help. Amazon finishing up a major distribution center in Macon. Dire need for Class A CDL, welders, electricians, mechanics, plumbers, equipment operators. Welcome South Brother. Traveled thru Neb summer of ’17. Every town and plant had a help wanted sign. Same with the Dakotas. Kin in both places said that is still the case.

    • thebesig says:

      Originally posted by Roh-Dog:

      I’ve watched Connecticut F itself in the A for the LAST time!

      Great (10x) Grandpa thebesig (One of the founders of Hartford, Connecticut), Great (9x) Grandpa thebesig, Great (8x) Grandpa thebesig, etc., are rolling in their graves. 🙄

  7. The Florida’s Gov’s race was close and Ron D won, but what amazes me but it shouldn’t is that this socialist running against him said that he would raise taxes and put a State Federal tax in, and yet all his peeps voted for him. I wonder if they listened to his speeches or just voted for him because of his race or that he is a dem socialist. I’m retired and get SS and a pension check so can anyone out there familiar with taxes tell me if I would have to pay a state tax on my retirement pension and SS even though I don’t work anymore if it ever came to pass.

    • Fyrfighter says:

      The idiots supporting him likely have no income, just welfare, and illegal enterprises, so taxes mean nothing to them, just the free shit they’ll get..

      • Roh-Dog says:

        “The idiots supporting [Democrats/Socialists] likely have no income, just welfare, and illegal enterprises, so taxes mean nothing to them, just the free shit they’ll get..”
        Here in the PRoConnecticut that is exactly the ill we suffer. Our outs on welfare is $3B/year with nearly a third of our residents getting subsidized, mostly in urban areas. The D’s win the 3 largest cities 10:1 or better.
        How long will it take for citizens to realize they CAN NOT AFFORD FREE SH*T!

        • Fyrfighter says:

          Yep same shit that’s ruining Colorado.. and the free shit rmy will never realize it, they’ll just get more violent in the way they try to take it… up until they get what they’re asking for, and it ends very poorly for them…

        • thebesig says:

          Originally posted by Roh-Dog:

          “The idiots supporting [Democrats/Socialists] likely have no income, just welfare, and illegal enterprises, so taxes mean nothing to them, just the free shit they’ll get..”

          Here in the PRoConnecticut that is exactly the ill we suffer. Our outs on welfare is $3B/year with nearly a third of our residents getting subsidized, mostly in urban areas. The D’s win the 3 largest cities 10:1 or better.

          How long will it take for citizens to realize they CAN NOT AFFORD FREE SH*T!

          Unfortunately, the individuals you are asking about will not realize that they cannot continue to keep getting free S(BEEP).

          Most the folk that vote for these socialists/quasi socialists don’t think in the long term, they don’t think of the big picture, they don’t think of the consequences of political actions like that.

          These are many of the same people who keep making poor judgements in life, but who think that the government should extricate them from the mess that they find themselves in.

          We have many people in my state, who came from the northern part of the East Coast. They escaped the conditions that you describe by coming to where there’s better opportunity and conditions. Then, what do they do come election time? Vote for the same politicians that created the conditions that they escaped from in the first place.

          • Roh-Dog says:

            “[Voting] for the same politicians that created the conditions that they escaped from in the first place.”
            There’s a word for that, or at least there should be, a mix between; insanity, naivety, stupidity, sin…
            Idiocracy?

    • Mason says:

      That’s what’s really scary this cycle. The Democrats all over the board have gone full socialist. Gillum, who has had a lackluster turn as mayor, been caught up in legitimate charges of corruption, promised HIGHER taxes, and wants to abolish ICE and all immigration enforcement came *-* this close to winning. That is well and truly terrifying.

      Meanwhile DeSantis is a respected congressman, veteran, and by all accounts a decent person.

      • HT3 '83-'87 says:

        Another Sunshine Stater chiming in…

        Gillum would have been a worse disaster than any hurricane. The people voted for him are either the other dregs living on The Dole Queue, or the NPC’s that just bleet out:
        Orange man bad
        Orange man bad
        Must resist
        Must resist

        A 1% hike in sales tax, a state income tax, and ‘just another billion or so in new taxes year 1’ was part of his platform. All the NE transplants that moved here for the weather and to get away from all high taxes would be dumb-founded when they realized they voted for that…idiots.

        Thank God DeSantis & Scott won (Go Nay!!!).

        • thebesig says:

          Originally posted by HT3 ’83-’87:

          Another Sunshine Stater chiming in…

          Gillum would have been a worse disaster than any hurricane. The people voted for him are either the other dregs living on The Dole Queue, or the NPC’s that just bleet out:
          Orange man bad
          Orange man bad
          Must resist
          Must resist

          A 1% hike in sales tax, a state income tax, and ‘just another billion or so in new taxes year 1’ was part of his platform. All the NE transplants that moved here for the weather and to get away from all high taxes would be dumb-founded when they realized they voted for that…idiots.

          Thank God DeSantis & Scott won (Go Nay!!!).

          The people that voted for him, as well as for other Democrats, are not strong for their analytical/logical/reasoning abilities. It’s one of the reasons why they are called “NPC”. there is a good chance that if you were to debate with one of them, they would give you talking points from liberal talking heads.

          Those NE NPCs zombie rushing Florida are doing the same thing to Virginia. Escaping bad economic environments for better one. Then, when election rolls around, they do the same thing at the ballot box that they did back NE.

          This is a good illustration of the saying, “In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king.” When these NPCs start speaking, that saying comes to mind.

          On another note, I was in Florida, for a one-week Army course. We stayed in a hotel. It happened to be the same hotel that the outgoing Florida Governor was at. One morning, while I was eating breakfast, he walked up to me and shook my hands. He thanked me for my service. I saw the Florida lapel pin on his lapel. I returned the greeting, and was happy to meet him. :mrgreen:

      • thebesig says:

        Originally posted by Mason:

        That’s what’s really scary this cycle. The Democrats all over the board have gone full socialist. Gillum, who has had a lackluster turn as mayor, been caught up in legitimate charges of corruption, promised HIGHER taxes, and wants to abolish ICE and all immigration enforcement came *-* this close to winning. That is well and truly terrifying.

        Meanwhile DeSantis is a respected congressman, veteran, and by all accounts a decent person.

        The Democratic Party has been shifting left for decades. It’s no accident that they have gone full socialist. However, that is not where it ends. They are drifting further left than that. Bernie Sanders was not an anomaly, but an indication of where the left is now. What they want is an indication of how they intend to redesign our society.

      • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

        Florida Governor-Elect Ron DeSantis is also a former USN SEAL with multiple tours in the Middle East.

    • AW1Ed says:

      Only 50% percent of the US populous pays taxes, Jeff. The rest could give a flyin’ F if they get raised, unless it means more free stuff. Then they’re all in for it.

      • thebesig says:

        And one of the things that is tragic about that is the fact that many, among those who do not pay taxes, don’t understand the process involved that results in their “government-sponsored unearned benefits”.

        They don’t care about the fact that said money comes from somewhere. What? The money is coming from the rich and super-rich? Well, tax them some more! They have to pay for their fair share!

        It’s like the person that grows a garden, who expects that garden to provide a lot of results, without having to do things that gardeners do for a successful crop.

    • thebesig says:

      Originally posted by Jeff LPH 3, 63-66:

      but what amazes me but it shouldn’t is that this socialist running against him said that he would raise taxes and put a State Federal tax in, and yet all his peeps voted for him. I wonder if they listened to his speeches or just voted for him because of his race or that he is a dem socialist.

      Unfortunately, there are far too many people, in the country, are simply uneducated about the issues. They are gullible, easily misled, and wouldn’t question information if it supports their biases.

      Additionally, there are a bunch of NPCs that would blindly vote for the person with the “D” at the end of their name, especially if they perceive that person as “sticking it to the rich”. As some here already pointed out, we have way to many members of the “Free S(BEEP) Army” that would vote for a party that promises them a lot of benefits without them having to work for it.

      And then we have those that are a bunch of mindless drones thinking that they are sticking it to a bunch of “racist, misogynist, anti-transgender, etc.” people.

      My “Liberal Zombie” and “Liberal Zombie Manifesto” Posts Are a Good Description of These Individuals.

      • I retired in 2007 and moved down to Palm Beach Cty, Fl. and I noticed that more and more of the east coast liberal northeners are giving up there snow bird status and staying down here all year round which looks like the balance is changing to more liberals than republicans/conservatives. Anyone of you Floridians see the same thing. One of the main things about the move down here were those rough winters they have had for a couple of years now plus getting older and doing the snow bird trip can get get one a little tired doing it for those years.

    • 26Limabeans says:

      My military industrial complex major defense contractor pension is fully taxable for federal. The state just uses the federal adjusted income amount, undelineated.

      A portion of my SS is taxable because I earn too much from the pension.
      VA disability compensation is not taxable.
      Hell, it isn’t even reportable.

      Trumps tax reform will leave me paying Nada
      because the new standard deduction will erase the SS excess due to the pension.

      • thebesig says:

        Originally posted by 26Limabeans:

        VA disability compensation is not taxable.
        Hell, it isn’t even reportable.

        I could vouch for that. However, when I was receiving drill pay, I had to report that to the VA at the end of each fiscal year. Now, sitting in the retired reserve, that part is mostly not an issue. :mrgreen:

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      “I’m retired and get SS and a pension check so can anyone out there familiar with taxes tell me if I would have to pay a state tax on my retirement pension and SS even though I don’t work anymore if it ever came to pass.”

      You have to look up current laws in your state regarding retirement income. In my state (Illinois), SSRI is taxed at 50% of the 12-month total at the federal level, which means I pay nothing, but I still do the math.

      No Illinois Tax. As of 2011, Illinois does not tax income from retirement plans. It doesn’t tax withdrawals from IRAs. The state doesn’t tax rollovers from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA.

      While some states tax pension benefits, only 13 states impose tax on Social Security income: Colorado, Connecticut, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont and West Virginia.
      Taxes by State | Retirement Living
      https://www.retirementliving.com/taxes-by-state

      The taxable part of your pension or annuity payments is generally subject to federal income tax withholding. You may be able to choose not to have income tax withheld from your pension or annuity payments (unless they’re eligible rollover distributions) or may want to specify how much tax is withheld. Mar 13, 2018
      Topic No. 410 Pensions and Annuities | Internal Revenue … – IRS.gov
      https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc410

      Best thing to do is check each state’s tax laws and decide if you want to live elsewhere.

      Here’s a real idiotic notion: Pritzker, now the governor-elect, and he of the Hyatt Hotel chain family, has proposed placing a 1% state property tax on homeowners to last 30 years. His assumption (false) is that the more expensive housing will be occupied for that long by current homeowners and they’ll be stupid enough to fall for that without protesting it. This brilliant idea is also based on the equally false assumption that people who own the more expensive real estate will stay in the state instead of moving to Wisconsin and/or Indiana. So when they move out, the burden of that will fall on homeowners to the south, whose property may not be worth the $300,000 that puts stars in Pritzker’s greedy billioinaire eyes.

      However, there was an attempt to do the same thing in Texas in 2005. The state property tax on homeowners was overturned and declared illegal by the Texas Supreme Court.

      If he (and Madigan) manages to get this through the legislature in Springfield, you can bet it will be tested right away, and found to be an illegal tax.

      So if you are going to move, choose wisely and find a state that is better managed than Florida and/or Illinois.

  8. Comm Center Rat says:

    In the PDR of MA voters approved by a 2:1 margin upholding a 2016 law that prohibits discrimination based on gender identity in public places. The law requires access to areas segregated based on gender—such as bathrooms and locker rooms—to be allowed according to an individual’s self-identified gender identity.

    • Roh-Dog says:

      2:1?!? If Connecticut has a cold, Massachusetts has the flu that bred with canceraids that causes its victims to projectile vomit like the freakin’ Exorcist.
      At least you can smoke yourselves retarded with those legal marijuanas so it all makes sense! /s

    • MSG Eric says:

      Well, if women in Massachusetts were attractive enough, maybe they’d be more concerned?

    • thebesig says:

      Originally posted by Comm Center Rat:

      In the PDR of MA voters approved by a 2:1 margin upholding a 2016 law that prohibits discrimination based on gender identity in public places. The law requires access to areas segregated based on gender–such as bathrooms and locker rooms–to be allowed according to an individual’s self-identified gender identity.

      One of the things that’s scary about that is that some of those, who voted in favor of that law, have children. 🙄

  9. FatCircles0311 says:

    Just when I thought this state was turning around it goes full leftist. Michigan is a fucking embarrassment.

    • UpNorth says:

      It certainly is. I just checked the map of our state, with the totals by county. There are 83 counties in this state, Stabenow won 14. Whitmer and the slumlord, Gilchrist won 17. 4 of those counties are along the I-75 corridor. That’s where most of the dems live.

  10. Stoutguy says:

    I’m called it a Blue high tide rather than a Blue Wave. Blue wave makes it sound like a tsunami of Democrats were coming in. That is not the case.

  11. NDHoosier says:

    The fact that the Democrats took the House back means that far too many Americans did not learn a damned thing during the past two years.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Oh, lighten up, Francis! They took the House by a rather small margin.

      House of Representatives: 415/435 seats declared. That means that there are still 20 seats undelcared.

      Democrats: 50.6%
      Republicasn: 44.8%

      Senate: (97/100 seats declared (3 seats undeclared as yet)
      Republicans: 51%
      Democrats: 44%
      Other: 2%

      198,000,000 votes reported by 12CDT today. There are, I’m sure a few left to come.

      The libertards didn’t do nearly as well as they thought they would, and not ALL Democrats have wafted over to the Dark Side so far.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Read this USA Today article. It offers some good perspectives and viewpoints of what happened and how it will affect what is to come.

      https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2018/11/07/election-results-2018-senate-republicans/1916438002/

      • thebesig says:

        President Trump got a good practice run for his reelection campaign. He set out to achieve what he wanted to achieve.

        He understood that he stood a chance of losing one or both houses during his midterm. So, tax cuts became a front and forward issue. He also believes in infrastructure updates. Knowing that Democrats and Republicans would be able to work together on this one, this was something that he planned on holding back “in case the Democrats took one or both chambers”.

        Now that they took the House, and they have stated that the Democrats and Republicans could find common ground on infrastructure, that could be the next push until 2020.

        Want infrastructure? Fund the wall. That should occupy the next two years.

        Meanwhile, President Trump got a good idea of where the Democrat campaign machine has shifted, and what it entails. What he did for the mid term campaign was similar to “deception fire”. The Democrats went into overdrive spending a lot of money into this campaign, and exposed their tactics.

        President Trump is no dummy. Once again, the media, and his detractors, played into his hands. Consequently, he is light years ahead of them with regards to the 2020 presidential campaign.

  12. Poetrooper says:

    I think the difference between liberals and conservatives can best be demonstrated by the fact that yesterday liberals sent that airhead Ocasio Cortez to congress while conservatives elected a wounded warrior, Dan Crenshaw.

  13. JimmyB says:

    Well, here in NC, District 2, we had a race between a old white guy (Republican) and a black woman (Democrap) and she and her PAC dollars ran a total scare blitz on TV telling everybody that her opponent wanted to deny health benefits (he voted to repeal Obumacare). I could NOT understand why the hell he didn’t call her out on it and say – look – Obumacare sucks and needs to go. We can do better. At least he won! But, I wonder if this wasn’t the case in other districts where the Republican lost.

    • Mason says:

      That’s definitely what happened in my AO. It was a one-two punch of “My opponent opposes your health care and literally eats babies” from the PACs followed up by the candidate themselves having ads where they portray themselves as regular, mid-America folks with down home values that will be an ally of the little guy and fight big money and corruption in Washington.

  14. thebesig says:

    Frustrations, and control issues, coming to the front:

  15. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    “Working hard for the people of __________.”

    Whenever I hear or see that, and the candidate is a male, I usually say, “Right. Perma-boner.”

  16. Devtun says:

    Capt Sully is one of those life long republicans who has turned his back on the GOP. Oh well, the door is open to come back if you ever get sick of the steaming pile of poo of the donks.

  17. thebesig says:

    Senator Bill Nelson won’t concede to Governor Rick Scott. He wants a recount.

  18. A Terminal Lance Coolie says:

    Well, on a state level, Washington has declared my good old Ruger .22 semiauto to be an assault rifle, and that cops basically have to get permission to defend themselves, and a bunch of other crap.

    No dent in the leftist bullshit camp here. Cantwell stayed in the Senate, and none of our Reps were either up or seriously contested.

    It may be time for me to find a new home state. There’s parts of the South that are looking damned good these days.

    • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

      IMHO that just goes to prove that liberals are like an infectious parasite, they infect and infest one location, render it unlivable and then migrate to infest other locations like they did to California and are now doing to Washington, Oregon and Colorado while trying to infest Texas.

      • A Terminal Lance Coolie says:

        That, API, is a very apt description of how it works. The Commiefornians are moving to my neck of the woods at a rather fast rate. Like, they’re buying houses and making down payments on apartments without even physically seeing the place. Our housing market here is screwed, on top of their leftist agenda.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Oh, fie on the South! The Midwest has plenty of room, plenty of good hunting areas, and while you may have to jump through a few hoops to have your hunting rifle, even Illinois laws will protect you from predatory gun grabbers.

  19. fsckity fsck says:

    John Giduck – the turd with a face!

    Giduck has a number of otherwise intelligent supports such as Greg Ellison who is a police trainer and holds an M.A. from Ohio State. A few years back, Greg aparently defended Giduck.

    Part 1: https://johngiduckdemystified.wordpress.com/2017/05/13/giduck-greg-ellifritz-part-1/

    Part 2:
    https://johngiduckdemystified.wordpress.com/2017/05/14/john-giduck-defender-greg-ellifritz-active-response-training-part-2/

    My opinion is that Mr. Ellifritz’s support of a clear fraud like John Giduck brings Ellifritz’s own credibility into question.

    What’s yours?

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