Boris Johnson's government released a new food strategy document today; I haven't read it, but judging from this photo I'm guessing the strategy is to stand around looking like a goddamn idiot WPA Pool / Getty Images

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speaking of shit-faced
whackadoodle 'attorneys'
and former Mayors of 9/11:

The Fractious Night
That Began Trump’s Bid
to Overturn the Election

Donald J. Trump’s advisers urged him not to declare victory on election night in 2020. He listened to the one who told him what he wanted to hear.

for More
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/13/us/politics/trump-election-night.html

oh Rudy
a Nation pours out
it's sordid Heart for YOU

oh whoo whoo whoooooo

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Comments aren't any fun anymore.

3

Every week is a week without driving when you don’t own a car!

5

Speaking of
humorlessness:

“Richard Nixon has never been one of my favorite people, anyway. For years I've regarded his very existence as a monument to all the rancid genes and broken chromosomes that corrupt the possibilities of the American Dream; he was a foul caricature of himself, a man with no soul, no inner convictions, with the integrity of a hyena and the style of a poison toad.

The Nixon I remembered was absolutely humorless; I couldn't imagine him laughing at anything except maybe a paraplegic who wanted to vote Democratic but couldn't quite reach the lever on the voting machine.

I miss Nixon.
Compared to these Nazis
we have in the White House now,*
Richard Nixon was a flaming liberal.

--@Hunter S Thompson

the Reptilican brain stem
is unequipped to Deal
with Mirth other
than to Banish
it & pray it
Perishes
forever
or so

*CHENEY
/bush
likely.

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@2,

Inasmuch as it's worth, I enjoy your comments here immensely. I frequently attempt a response to your posts, but then get bogged down by the density and clarity of content I'm reaching for and so lazily abandon the effort. In the AM today you'd mentioned the hearings and the moronic nature of trying to reach people so thoroughly deluded by misinformation and general dumbheadedness, and it caused me to think of this thoroughly enlightening (albeit not terribly optimism inspiring) episode of This American Life, in which they dig deep into a relatively sane Republican election officer's attempt to inject some sanity into the ordeal. If you're interested, and haven't already heard.

https://www.thisamericanlife.org/753/transcript

(that's a transcript obviously, but there's an embedded clickable link for audio.)

I sure do wish the editors would fix the freaking glitch regarding the number of comments regardless.

7

The Spady family sucks. Don't eat at Dick's.

8

comment counter's working!
somebody's working the
Graveyard Shift

@7-- 'Dick's sucks'?
ooh -- Man Bites Dog!

9

hmmm
perhaps
Not fixed...

10

well comments Not fixed
but then again there's This:

How Houston Moved 25,000 People
From the Streets Into Homes of Their Own

The nation’s fourth-largest city hasn’t solved homelessness, but its remarkable progress can suggest a way forward.

Houston has gotten this far by teaming with county agencies and persuading scores of local service providers, corporations and charitable nonprofits — organizations that often bicker and compete with one another — to row in unison.

Together, they’ve gone all in on “housing first,” a practice, supported by decades of research, that moves the most vulnerable people straight from the streets into apartments, not into shelters, and without first requiring them to wean themselves off drugs or complete a 12-step program or find God or a job.

There are addiction recovery and religious conversion programs that succeed in getting people off the street. But housing first involves a different logic: When you’re drowning, it doesn’t help if your rescuer insists you learn to swim before returning you to shore.

You can address your issues once you’re on land. Or not. Either way, you join the wider population of people battling demons behind closed doors.

tonnes More @
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/14/headway/houston-homeless-people.html

sorry tentsy but Way to GO!
fucking Texas of all places

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@10: -- Credit where it's Due:

Written by Michael Kimmelman
Reported by Michael
Kimmelman and
Lucy Tompkins

12

What a sick boneheaded "week without driving" initiative when people are already dealing with hyperbolic gas prices and making decisions of food vs. gas. Some in rural communities had to give up their job because gas is so high. Sick optics.

Our "local leaders" are horrible people.

13

@dewdrop*
they couldda slept
in their GIANT Pick-ups
plenty enough R O O M to stretch

be-
sides:
it's Just
Capitalism

thought you
was a Fan.

*if anyone knows
'horrible' people

14

@13: Oh tee hee, you're so funny!

Speaking of capitalism, what are you demented dems going to do about inflation? You caused it. Massive spending chasing too few goods and services. Thank god for Joe Manchin, else BBB would have solidified high inflation for a generation.

You have no answer, do you? Of course not. Democrat ideologies are detached from reality.

15

speaking of 'funny'
corporate profiteering
is what it's called dewey

and Biden needs to
Nationalize Big Fucking Oil
before we Recession ourselves in-
to the Terlet for a Generation or two.

or the Great Reckoning
it be a' Comin'.

16

@14
Inflation is a global issue and all the republican tax breaks and deregulation can't put that cat back in the bag.

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The entire planet is experiencing inflation at the moment. The US isn’t doing nearly as bad as most other western countries.

https://www.ft.com/content/088d3368-bb8b-4ff3-9df7-a7680d4d81b2

What is the republicans’ plan for inflation? Banning abortion & gender affirming care for trans people isn’t going to cut it but these are their top priorities at the moment.

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@16 - Yes, it was a global issue from pandemic related supply chain issues but that didn't preclude the democrats from making it far worse.

19

@14 Raindrop you are smart enough to understand the the biggest driver of inflation is the price of oil. You're also smart enough to understand that when the country that is the third largest producer of that global commodity, starts a war of aggression, and gets boycotted by almost the entire global community the price of that global commodity is going to rise.

As you are well aware inflation is a global issue right now that is not unique to the US.

20

@17: They'll cut government spending. That's always top priority.

21

What is the republicans’ plan for inflation?

22

They increased government spending under trump & cut taxes, as did bush. Republicans only pretend to care about deficit spending when they can weaponize it against democratic administrations. What spending are they planning to cut?

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@19: And you're smart enough to know that our government is exacerbating these conditions.

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@22: The topic is inflation, not the deficit. Furthermore, tax cuts are returning money already earned back to taxpayers who may or may not spend it. That's different that influx of government capital that is competing with citizens for goods and services.

25

You said they were going to cut spending, which is their answer to everything apparently. I am asking what they want to cut and how this will address inflation, as it appears to be the republican’s catch-all solution to every problem. Why is it bad for inflation when the government redistributes money through federal aid programs but good for inflation when they redistribute money through tax cuts?

Perhaps inflation is caused & exacerbated by external factors disrupting various critical global supply chains & there is little our government can do to curb it.

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@23 The Democrats and Joe Biden have little to no effect on the price of oil. Any inflationary impact of Democratic policies is minuscule compared to the price of oil.

Also given the choice between a massive recession or temporary inflation I’d say the Democrats made the correct choice with the ARA and the infrastructure bill.

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what's the damn
Dem Plan?

here's the guy
vastly too Radical
for this pro-Corporate
usofa chatting it up with
Lindsley Graham about Capitalis
and What Dems NEED to Do for US

oh and SUPPORTED BY
M O S T OF America

so there's that

do NOT Watch it
it's on fawking
FOX

https://www.foxnews.com/live-news/bernie-sanders-lindsey-graham-fox-nation-debate

"like Every Other Country
on the Fucking Planet Lindsley!"
well fucking said.

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@7
I have no idea what your ‘beef’ is with the Spadys, but the fresh-cut fries are horrible. Limp, bitter from old oxidized frying trans-fats, and cooked so low that grease doesn’t drain off. Ewwwww
I wanna love Dicks: we share a birthday. But.

The fries at Gainsbourg in Greenwood are a revelation of perfection, (affordable too, especially at happy hour) literally brought happy tears to my eyes with house made sauces. OMG! Best birthday present in years!!! Merci Monsieur. 🫦

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@27
Biden is going to let the Federal Reserve do their job and raise the interest rates, which probably won't be as bad as the Volker shocks of the 70's. I'm sure we will all feel it but if it leads to the stabilization markets crave we'll come out alright in the end.

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@24: It is simply a lie that Republicans cut spending when they hold the federal purse strings. Quite the opposite.

What they do instead is they cut social spending, not to save money but because they are ideologically opposed to it. They invariably more than make up the difference with greater expenditures on the things they do like, for instance defense spending. Any savings realized by their vindictive social cuts are more than out-weighed by high-end tax cuts. Not to mention that cuts to social spending at the federal level invariably pass the buck to state and local governments.


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