Sandy who?

From the WSJ:

Full-Time Residents Flock to Jersey Shore 

Nearly a decade after superstorm Sandy ravaged the Jersey Shore, economic development is thriving as the Covid-19 pandemic led to a wave of people moving to coastal communities full time.

On a recent afternoon, Seaside Heights, one of several towns that dot the New Jersey shoreline, was bustling with construction activity, as new condos and single-family homes go up. Along the boardwalk, new restaurants are opening up ahead of the busy summer season. A new luxury pool and cabana club is being built. On Boulevard, one of the main thoroughfares, a number of lots are under development or in the planning stages that will feature condos and ground-level retail shops, said Mayor Anthony Vaz.

Ocean County, N.J., where Seaside Heights is located, is one of many counties across the U.S. that has benefited from a surge of migration during the Covid-19 pandemic, as people relocated from crowded urban locations to less densely populated regions, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of U.S. Postal Service permanent change-of-address data through 2020. Ocean County had a net gain of 7,000 households in 2020, mainly from people relocating from New York City and northern New Jersey, a 40% increase from the prior year, according to the data.

The Jersey Shore has been known as a vacation destination that swells during the summer with tourists and people visiting their second homes. But now more people are taking advantage of remote work options and are making the region their full-time residence, said Gary Quinn, director of the Ocean County Board of Commissioners.

That population growth supercharged the county’s economic development, raising the tax base by $3.3 billion to $110 billion in 2020, its highest mark since Sandy wiped out swaths of the community in 2012, said Mr. Quinn.

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171 Responses to Sandy who?

  1. grim says:

    From Bloomberg:

    On the Jersey Shore, Surf’s Up — Way Up

    In New Jersey’s beach towns, there are two sets of data that always seem to be rising: property values and sea levels. Neither phenomenon is particularly subtle, and eventually their trajectories will collide. But no one buying property seems to think it will happen today — or maybe ever.

    “The two things that I’m amazed by are the prices that people are paying and the age of the people who are paying the prices,” says Allan Dechert, who has been a real estate agent for decades on the seven-mile-long barrier island that hosts, for now, the towns of Avalon and Stone Harbor. Many of the people buying vacation homes, he says, are young and don’t need a mortgage.

    Prices in Avalon, 15 miles up the coast from Cape May, are up about 19% over the past year, according to Zillow, with an average home value of $1.9 million. With about 5,500 residential properties, 3,500 of them single-family, Avalon has a tax base of $9 billion.

    On a recent Monday in May, the town was buzzing with carpenters, electricians, plumbers, landscapers. “We’re seeing tons of building,” Dechert says. “We’re seeing 20-year-old houses torn down.” Though the town is just a slip of land between ocean and bay, with water literally everywhere, many new homes, Dechert said, are being built with a pool — something unheard of a couple decades ago.

  2. The Great Pumpkin says:

    I’m getting sick of hearing that Covid is responsible for this run in real estate. Such nonsense. This is being driven by an enormous buying bloc called the millennials.

    The market experts said they would never buy houses and rent in the city for the rest of their life. Sure.

    Since so many took on this position, no one built housing for the coming wave of demand…I should say “tidal wave” of demand.

    But yea, Covid is responsible for this. What a joke. Sell that story.

  3. Phoenix says:

    ‘I love those barrettes in your hair, man,’ the President said to the girl, who was sitting at the side of the stage

    ‘I tell you what, look at her, she looks like she’s 19 years old, sitting there like a little lady with her legs crossed,’ Biden bizarrely continued.

  4. 3b says:

    Who are these young people buying homes without mortgages?

  5. Phoenix says:

    Pumps,
    It’s all good as long as you can continue to pay for the next 30 years. Some will, some can’t.
    Those with money usually win.

  6. 3b says:

    I can only imagine if Trump made that comment!

  7. 3b says:

    Phoenix: It is a bubble a huge bubble, and it will burst they always do. Fear is driving this madness. Talk to some millennials and they will tell you. And some of the other financial related topics they talk about is frightening, they don’t have a clue!!

  8. Grim says:

    Pull forward inheritance.

    Lots of covid dead parent money floating around.

  9. Phoenix says:

    Housing represents stability. Bitcoin is like gambling.

    Three subjects I wish I studied more than medicine. Finance, marketing, and psychology.

    People are ecstatic paying 500k for a crap shack in Wayne, but complain when they have to pay a fifty dollar copay to the guy who fixed their fractured femur when they got drunk and decided today was the day to fire up the motorcycle.

    s.

  10. Phoenix says:

    Grim,
    Yup.
    Said that the other day.

    Cha-Ching.

  11. 3b says:

    Biden being defended by some as just socially awkward. Bunch of crap! Read those comments he made, disturbing.

  12. Ez says:

    9:21 he made worse comments, is accused of assaulting dozens of women. And served a term as President.?!

  13. Bystander says:

    Yes, it really is the same:

    In 2015, in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, he said: ‘Yeah, [Ivanka’s] really something and what a beauty, that one.” He then said “if I weren’t her father”

    “My daughter, Ivanka. She’s six feet tall. She’s got the best body.”

    Two things Ivanka and Donald had in common when they both appeared on her show.

    Ivanka responded “real estate” and “golf” but Trump said “I was going to say sex”

  14. 3b says:

    Phoenix: I am shocked at some of the prices people area paying, worse than the last housing bubble. But hey it is convenient to be able to exit 208 right into your driveway!

  15. BRT says:

    He has is own highlight reel of being creepy towards little girls. Mind you, this was likely originally composed by dems because it came out while he was running for the nomination.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_H5NJZMDumY

  16. 3b says:

    Bystander: Ok I stand corrected, also disturbing on Trumps part. But are the Democrats going to call Biden out on his comments?

  17. Phoenix says:

    3b,
    It will. But housing seems to be a slow drop, as those who purchased and overpaid will be in denial.
    The inflation that soldiers on is going to be a big problem. Combine this with tight fisted employers it should get interesting.

    Covid was the only thing that finally unleashed the cash of the tight fisted boomers that left mounds and mounds of debt while stashing money away like a squirrel stashes nuts in a drought. Covid turned their dreams of sailing off into the sunset on a yacht into looking up to the light of heaven. Not exactly what they had in mind.

    I remember in the height of this 4-5 being intubated every hour, and them dropping like flies. It basically took out the low hanging fruit.

    We are gaining more knowledge every day. But last night was refreshing heading out to the local watering hole with friends and colleagues and no longer wearing masks. The things we all experienced the general public never got a glimpse of. Sure you see it on TV, but the sights, smells, the atmosphere, the refrigerated trucks, the CAPR’s. Yeah, personally although I still deal with it it’s doable now.

  18. 3b says:

    Ez: That does not excuse Biden’s comments.

  19. Bystander says:

    But I get it 3b, many comedians are afforded the same pass that Trump is. Bill Maher says tons of racist, sexist things but he falls back on comedy. If comedy then you can hide behind anything. Trump has said so many crazy, inflammatory things that it is not shocking nor unexpected, therefore easily dismissed. Biden is considered a serious politician by left media. That bar is high. Hair smelling..geez, really..that is best that right can came up with?

  20. Grim says:

    New Mercedes lease and a swimming pool is the covid consolation prize.

  21. 3b says:

    Bystander: Serious politicians with 50 years of experience should know better then to smell women’s hair, and make disturbing comments about 9 year old girls with their legs crossed.

  22. 3b says:

    I was going to lease the BMWx 5 for my wife, but she didn’t want it. Said why to have it sit in a parking lot Monday to Friday?

  23. Ez says:

    Leases are for suckers.

    And Remember Trump iS dIfFeRent he’S nOt a pOliTicIan.

  24. Ez says:

    I was at Comdex in Atl once and was standing in line behind a pasty looking fellow at a bodega. The guy in front of my was buying a couple of girlie mags. He turns around and smiles at me. It’s Bill Gates.

  25. Phoenix says:

    Ez,

    “is accused of assaulting dozens of women.”

    So, did it happen? I have no way of knowing. And just for the record, I was “accused” of something similar in a divorce. With my own kid no less. For profit, for complete access to our house. To get me to spend money defending something I didn’t do.

    The accuser, my ex wife, and her attorney. Haha. I’ll get him. They think its a tactic, they think its funny. Well, it isn’t. I’m gonna stop right there. Hard stop.

    I’m not the only one. I know 3 people where I work who go through similar crap with ex wives. Let me make one thing perfectly clear. WOMEN LIE WHEN IT WILL BENEFIT THEM. Not all, but plenty.

    Just look at that ***** Amy Cooper. No prosecution, now suing her employer. Watch that video and listen to BOTH police calls. She knew what she was doing. And let me tell you, experiencing something similar first hand, I know exactly how it works.

    So as far as Trump is concerned I have no judgement either way as I have and continue to observe the disturbing defective pathology of the modern woman, (they lie, kick toddlers down the stairs, attack fast food workers, knock the teeth out of flight attendants, rape middle school students, etc) and yet we already know what men do.
    For me it’s a wash. Same thing about ethnicities. In my career, I deal with every single one, and religions as well.

    It all comes down to the individual. Not the group. It was a white woman, white police officers, white judges, and white attorneys that have given me the most grief in my life.

    It’s been a good eye opening for me.

  26. 3b says:

    Ez: I normally don’t lease, and I have two vehicles paid for. It was a spur of the moment thing. If I leased it and she liked it then I would have bought It outright. Wall Street guy, you know we have plenty of money.

  27. Bystander says:

    3b,

    ..and the right’s idol who brought down communism, restored American greatness and still gets blown every sec still should not call Africans “monkeys” who “don’t even where shoes”..only seven years before running for prez. We could do this all day. Which is worse? Hair smelling…geez

  28. Phoenix says:

    It’s what Bill Burr was talking about in the SNL monologue. Don’t believe all accusations.

    White women are positioned as the virtue of society because they hold that position as the mother, as the keepers of virtuosity, all these ideologies that we associate with white motherhood and white women in particular, their certain role in society gives them power

    https://time.com/5857023/karen-meme-history-meaning/

  29. Ez says:

    10:02 BMW stands for Bring My Wallet.

  30. Bystander says:

    wear shoes…man I am bad at spelling

  31. Phoenix says:

    Ez,
    I’d lease a Tesla. No way I would buy one. The technology is like a cell phone. You buy it and 3 years later it changes drastically.

    A Lexus or Toyota- I’d go your route.

  32. Ez says:

    10:00 society can be a son of a b*tch.
    Sorry to hear that. In Trump’s case, it’s just too many names – too many incidents.

  33. Ez says:

    Always buy used – on high priced shit.
    Depreciation is your friend.
    Apply that rule to everything except hone appliances.

  34. Phoenix says:

    BMW is a great car to lease, not own.

    If it’s what you like, you keep it for the time they are paying for repairs, and when it is the most reliable.

    After that, ditch it.

  35. Ez says:

    10:07 agreed, but I love the vintage ones & don’t want to pay six-figures for a new one.

  36. 3b says:

    Bystander: Don’t know where you are going with the Reagan stuff from 40 years ago. I never mentioned Reagan. We are talking specifically about Biden’s comments on a 9 year old girl. They are clearly disturbing, and they should be noted as such. I condemn bad behavior on all sides. The Democrats appear to condone it or brush it off when it’s one of theirs.

  37. Phoenix says:

    Always buy used – on high priced shit.

    For some things.

    If you are going to buy a car and keep it for 12-15 years, new has the advantage of knowing it’s history. You buy that used 30k car and for some silly reason it pulls to the right as long as you own it, no matter how many alignments it still tracks odd.
    Then 3 years later you get an axle seal leak- a small crack in the trans, and it all becomes clearer to you.

    The couple thousand you saved was because someone hit a curb, bent the frame, lower control arm, and pushed the axle just slightly into the trans. No wonder it pulls and vibrates ever so slightly. Just enough to annoy you about your purchase for years to come.

    If I’m buying to keep long term, I’ll pay the premium to know the full history.

    Of course, I am the type that can sit behind the wheel of my car and visualize everything that every component in my car is doing as it’s happening.

    Makes me good at orthopedics as well, having mechanical/construction in my history.

  38. 3b says:

    Phoenix: She does not want it, and I am happy with my 20 year old Lexus. She has a Nissan Rogue which she loves, so no BMW. When the Lexus goes I may buy a truck just for fun.

  39. SmallGovConservative says:

    The Dem apologists here like EZ, Lib and Bi really need to be applauded for their commitment and diligence in continually defending the indefensible. They’re literally willing to go to battle to defend and excuse absolutely any Dem policy or action — Biden’s disaster at the border, his creepy comments to elementary school-aged girls, Omar and Tlaib’s antisemitism, Dem leadership’s protection of the antisemites, AOC’s chasing away thousands of high paying jobs from NYC, the skyrocketing murder rates in Dem-controlled cities, the homeless and drug-infested cesspools that Dem mayors have turned their cities into out west, etc, etc. You name it , these guys are ready to defend it. I really hope the DNC is compensating you guys for your willingness to make fools of yourselves whenever needed — and it’s needed a lot.

  40. Phoenix says:

    Ez,
    You like vintage. Then look here. I like this site. Nice stuff for sale. No real bargains, but you get what you pay for. Either that or two options, look for an ex wife that gives her husband’s toys away for a pittance, or befriend Grandma at the local church when you see a ride you like.

    Then you are acting like a real car dealer.

    https://bringatrailer.com/

  41. Phoenix says:

    3b,
    The old Lexus, good choice. Rogue I heard about trans problems, but you can get lucky I guess.

    Coolest transaxle ever is Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive, it’s Power Split Device. It doesn’t really “shift” as it is variable speed, but to adjust speed it uses a motor that changes gearing using planetary gear assemblies, so it is seamless and uses almost no wearable clutches and belts. Brilliant design. Reliable. Long lasting.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O61WihMRdjM&list=PLIn3FrDiB1lxzthcUMZQOoJi3PNAlVYa6

  42. Fast Eddie says:

    Busy morning here… I was doing chores. Now I need to go and see what the latest O’Biden f.uckup is/was as I have no idea what you’re all talking about.

    As for the buy higher end stuff that’s used, I agree. I got a 2 year old BMW with 23K miles on it for less than half the price of a brand, spanking new vehicle. When you sit in it, you’d never know it was a used vehicle.

  43. Yo! says:

    From first post. “Many of the people buying vacation homes, he says, are young and don’t need a mortgage.”

    NJ renters have left on the table hundreds of thousands of dollars of wealth.

    Let me know a financial advisor who saw this home value wealth building scenario happening.

  44. Fast Eddie says:

    It looks like punkin seed is right about Jersey real estate… forever increasing prices, especially the Jersey Shore where ocean front is at endless demand.

  45. Bystander says:

    3b,

    Here is what it boils down to – did you even know that Reagan said that? Undeniable fact – caught on tape with Nixon, only a few years before running fore Prez. Rs hangs on crap like ‘you didn’t build that’ as showing how bad Obama was. Trump says “I will ban Muslims from entering this country”. It is the moral equivalancy that Rs seem to be searching for, yet deny racist, bigoted factual platforms that candidate said. Does FoxNews condemn it or bring? No. It is a feature of R platform. It is ok .

  46. Fast Eddie says:

    Geezus… just read the comment O’Biden made. He’s a pedoph1le… or at the very least, a sexual predator. Nice. The media will bypass it because it interferes with their narrative. You think the left will rake guys like O’Biden, Clinton and Cuomo over hot coals like they did to Kavanaugh? Parading one mindless woman in front of a national audience with a fake story? Except, the escapades of guys like Clinton and O’Biden are not fake. We know Juanita Broderick was raped and Tara Reid was sexually assaulted but they’re exempt from the metoo movement. Orange man bad! Bam! Bam! Me pull lever, get l1beral treat!

  47. Phoenix says:

    Eddie,
    Biden is a wacko.

  48. Phoenix says:

    Eddie,
    The Daily Mail doesn’t bypass anything. It’s Americas daily dirt page. And never, not once, does it beg you to subscribe like a window washer on 42nd street.

    You’re welcome.

  49. Fast Eddie says:

    Phoenix,

    O’Biden is like Spider in Goodfellas… a stumbling, muttering, little f.uck.

  50. Phoenix says:

    Be careful folks, don’t drink and drive. Even low speed accidents can get you. Your grad school degree won’t help if your brain is turned off.

    https://www.clickorlando.com/traffic/2021/01/22/florida-woman-dies-after-head-gets-stuck-between-car-payment-kiosk/

  51. Phoenix says:

    Eddie,
    What does that say about a country full of people that thought he was a good choice?

    It’s the best we can do?

    E ff you boomers for giving us these muppets to chose from again and again.

  52. 3b says:

    Bystander: Yes I did know Reagan said it. What’s the point? Do you condemn Biden’s disturbing comments, yes or no? If he lived on your street or mine, we would be telling our children to stay away from the old perv down the block. Away from his latest comment, he is a bought and paid for politician, and he is full of crap with his build it back better nonsense. He and all the rest of the Democrats and Republicans sat back and did nothing while corporate America sold out this country to the Chinese and others. Trump was a buffoon, but a one off not a career politician like Biden, Mc Connell , Peloisi and the rest of them.

  53. Fast Eddie says:

    O’Biden describing Obammy: ““I mean, you got the first African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”

    You know, not like those other African-American guys! LOL!

  54. Phoenix says:

    “He and all the rest of the Democrats and Republicans sat back and did nothing while corporate America sold out this country to the Chinese and others. Trump was a buffoon, but a one off not a career politician like Biden, Mc Connell , Peloisi and the rest of them.”

    They are all in bed together, and all profiting. And we wave and salute the flag.

    Id rather watch things like this instead and laugh.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB99lPAYi8A

  55. 3b says:

    Phoenix: So far the Rogue is fine, wife loves it. If it becomes a problem I will dump it. Love my Lexus, and will keep it as long as it lasts. Over 200k on it now.

  56. Ez says:

    10:58 he wasn’t wrong. Maybe Biden is on the Spectrum

  57. Ez says:

    LOVE Letting others voluntarily evolve

  58. BRT says:

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  59. leftwing says:

    Funny on the Hondas….was going to ask the forum here a few days ago there were ads all over TV, Honda dealership in Union trying to move inventory…I thought wtf, all cars all over are sold out, no? Made me realize how long it has been since I saw a car ad. Maybe it’s just a Honda thing?

    Went to my first live show in the city…good feeling. Really nice, limited capacity, lots of space. Back in the day would have been shoulder-to-shoulder chaos.

  60. Phoenix says:

    Left,
    I’m becoming, or just plain am, too much of a cynic to believe the “chip shortage” thing.

    Like the toilet paper crap. Or housing.

    Tell people there is a shortage of something, and like lemmings they freak out like mental cases as if the world is coming to an end and there will never be another car to buy.

    There is probably a whole warehouse full of these chips somewhere creating a demand and a price increase when none is actually necessary.

    Americans are all going through a full blown psych experiment to see exactly how to push their buttons. Or maybe they are all just completely unstable.

  61. Phoenix says:

    Honda

    Valve adjustment.
    Get out of the dark ages already.

  62. Bystander says:

    Yet Obama still chose him as running mate You guys want to discuss gaffes vs. on record bigoted statements. No 3b, I think you are grasping at straws with moral equivalency. When you find clip of Obama stating “those small dik crackers smell like wet dogs” or in 2007 stating “we will ban all Christians from entering this country”..find them, please. Not gaffes. If you want to find Trump gaffes,could spend all day but we have actual statements.

  63. Phoenix says:

    BRT,
    That vid you posted. Damn.

    And that cretin Obama, I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. He is a criminal. Let the banks and rating companies escape prosecution.

    He is the worst kind of all. Pretends to help, then throws you under the bus. I’d take Trump over him.

  64. 3b says:

    Bystander: Do you condemn Biden’s comment yes or no? Would it be an issue if someone on the other side said it, yes or no? Sorry, I don’t consider some old man commenting on a 9 year old girl with her legs crossed as a gaffe. It’s disturbing, regardless of who said it. Bad behavior should be condemned all around. I will leave it at that.

  65. 3b says:

    Phoenix: What a message it would have sent seeing heads of big banks and ratings companies in orange jump suits.

  66. Phoenix says:

    3b,
    It’s the message that should have been delivered. It would have shown the world that at least America is attempting to be a moral and ethical country. It would have made people believe a bit more in the justice system. It would have shown that the rules are not different for the wealthy vs everyone else.

    I despise civil court. Making someone pay money is not always the answer. Put these types in max prison where all the money in the world cannot help them.

    Paying a pittance fine does nothing to discourage this behavior. Not one bit.
    I have some ideas, but won’t post them on here.

  67. crushednjmillenial says:

    Biden and being creepy . . .

    I am surprised that Biden’s team can’t seem to get through to him on proper decorum between himself and woman/girls.

    -don’t touch them, except to shake hands (mayyyyybe . . . a light hug, but only if it can’t be avoided somehow, like if a staffer is saying goodbye on her last day at the job)
    -don’t comment on appearance (mayyyyybe, once a year, you can say that you like the color of a purse or jacket or something)
    -don’t remark on anything of a sexual nature whatsoever
    -don’t remark on anything related to race/ethnicity/religion/sexual orientation whatsoever

    This stuff is basic HR compliance, and has been since the year 2000 or earlier. I don’t necessarily understand advanced-PC (is it not PC to talk about going to polo match over the weekend because it is white privilege or something??), but the basics above are really simple. Come on, man!

  68. Trick says:

    I have a 16 4runner which I bought new, looked at used but they were only a grand or two cheaper. Has 110,000 miles on it and only replaced tires, brakes and oil, drives like its new. Looked at KBB and trade in value is still over 20k

  69. BRT says:

    So, I went through Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean county yesterday.

    Mercer county, 95% masked, everywhere. Inside, outside, whatever. Lawrence, Hopewell, Trenton

    Asbury Park: 90% unmasked outside, 50% inside Conventional Hall, 95% inside any store

    Point Pleasant: 90% unmasked inside or outside.

  70. Fast Eddie says:

    Walked through Paramus Park Mall… 85% masked. The psychological damage of forcing the populous to continue wearing these face diapers is as damaging as the China virus itself. The masses are brainwashed and easily lead. We’re not strong as a society, not anymore. We were at one time but are way too easily swayed. China wanted this. I have no doubt that this was intentional. It was a test run… dipping the toe in the water. They are far more intelligent than us and we better gym up quickly or we’re going to get trounced.

  71. joyce says:

    Do you think you’re brainwashed at all? Any modern propaganda influences affecting your thoughts?

  72. JCer says:

    If you are buying a car, get a Toyota or Honda or even a Hyundai or their luxury marques . Any of the German cars are flat out too costly to own they get old and have started using too much new technology and weight saving techniques, building critical engine parts out of plastic. Buying lightly used is a good strategy but certain cars are not easy to buy used, with a Toyota you are better buying new and selling when used. Unfortunately with fuel regs all cars are becoming less reliable as more and more are shaving weight using plastics and engines are getting smaller to shed weight along with using turbos to boost performance and economy.

    When it comes to European cars your need to really know which particular car you are buying and sadly the vast majority if not all BMW’s of recent build are of questionable long term reliability. With a European car assume it may last 8-10 years and 100k miles max as long as you understand the lifespan they aren’t too problematic. The other thing is unlike your Toyota buyers most who buy or lease European cars abuse them, they do not perform adequate maintenance(nor do the manufacturers recommend it) and they do not intend to keep the car any length of time(typically they beat hard on the cars). Truth be told the euro car makers residual their cars at higher values than the Japanese do so it often is much smarter to lease, consider for a Mercedes at 40k miles you’ll need tires, brakes, and a major service which could cost as much as 5k, so a $600 per month lease on a 60k car is 22k, I can lease 3 cars for the cost of buying the one never pay for repairs, never need tires/brakes other consumables and realistically a Mercedes that 9 years old with over 100k miles is basically worthless and likely a liability for anyone but the very mechanically inclined.

  73. Fast Eddie says:

    Just until we flatten the curve, remember that? I think the curve is somewhere around eternity. Do the muppets know why they’re wearing the mask? Do you think they’re wearing that diaper correctly? Are my thoughts based on influence? Is there another way thoughts are formulated? Am I brainwashed? You mean indoctrinated as opposed to being educated?

  74. MississipiM3thEddie says:

    Eddie,

    This is your Mississipi cousin and half brother. Need you to explain to me how your side of the family handles diapers and mask.

    Was trying to do the nasty with your half-sister or my other half cousin, and boy she’s West Virginia ugly, Texas dumb and Alabama Moore freaky. But I got to cover her face to do it.

    I used a diaper as she looks like you with her face being one gigantic a–h0l3. Wanna know what size diaper do you use in face? And why when she talks it sounds like she’s f-rt-ng. I can see she’s related to you, recking she’s your real sister.

  75. Phoenix says:

    Green is the only color that matters in America.

  76. joyce says:

    Did you wear your face diaper at PT or did assert your freedoms like you promised you would nine or so months ago?

    Fast Eddie says:
    May 29, 2021 at 4:51 pm

  77. chicagofinance says:

    KBB numbers are fcuked right now…… my car was trending very systematically until about 12 months ago….. my trade in value has jumped about 40%….. I know there is a shortage out there, but still…… until we can regain some normalcy and resolved the chip shortage, take those numbers with a grain of salt. I not denying you could net that number, but I wouldn’t want to buy/lease anything right now….

    Trick says:
    May 29, 2021 at 2:03 pm
    I have a 16 4runner which I bought new, looked at used but they were only a grand or two cheaper. Has 110,000 miles on it and only replaced tires, brakes and oil, drives like its new. Looked at KBB and trade in value is still over 20k

  78. The Great Pumpkin says:

    If you are into a high performance sports cars, not finding a better daily driver that the f8x generation of m3. It’s built like a bullet. Engineered to perfection. All you have to do is maintain the fluids and spark plugs, and you shouldn’t run into any problems unless you just get unlucky. It’s the Honda of high end performance cars.

    If it does break, you are def paying up. Based on how fun it is to drive, it might be worth it to you.

    Jcer nailed it with his write up. Asian cars are more reliable and cheaper to fix, but they are also so boring to drive. That’s why I like me some German cars. They have so much more personality than the Asian cars. Asians like to rip off designs and just try to make them cheaper and more reliable. They will never be leaders like the Europeans when it comes to car design.

    At the end of the day, you pay for what you get. You want the cheaper reliable vehicle, then go Asian. If you want to live a little and feel alive, go European. They are both targeting different wants of the customer.

  79. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Worth sharing because he pretty much nails it.

    “I have a somewhat different take than the other answers here. The Japanese manufacturers have mostly staked out the volume market, which means they are cheaper to build and make. All of them are volume manufacturers (or at least they all try). While they do have luxury and performance models (lexus, infiniti, etc), they are mostly volume driven companies, and thus cost driven. It is an engineering and product design philosophy… Taking apart a Nissan is a materially different affair than taking apart a Mercedes or even a VW.

    The indigenous German car builders have mostly staked out the higher end of the market over time. VW is really the only volume nameplate among the homegrown German manufacturers. Adam Opel (GM) and Ford are volume builders, but they are part of a different gene pool for the most part.

    German and Japanese engineers are similar in temperament in many ways; Precision, consistency, repeatability, are things they have in common. But how that’s expressed in their products is much different. The Germans have been conservative limits-testers forever, and their cars show these traits. Whether its the autobahn that caused them to culturally focus on refinement at speed through technical complexity, or elegance in mechanical design, their machine creation skills are impressive. With the exception of VWs mass market products, their cars are less compromised in totality, but are offered at a much higher cost (some is attributable to engineering, some is attributable to their high labor costs). Just look under the chassis of a modern Porsche or BMW, and you’ll see materials you likely won’t see on many other cars.

    Japanese cars on the other hand, broadly speaking, are designed to be cheap to build and fast to assemble, something the Germans have struggled with for years. While mechanically reliable, many Japanese cars are built with much less formidable materials than many German cars. They are in many cases minimalist in design and manufacture. What the Germans do with 20 complex fasteners, the Japanese will do with 4 cheap plastic ones. You can take apart a door on an Audi over and over again and not likely break anything in the process. Take apart a door in a Nissan, half the parts will shatter in your hands and will need to be replaced in order to reassemble the door correctly. I’ve done both many many times, and seen this first hand. You can see that most Japanese cars are designed to be cheap to build when you try and fix something in them. German cars, are designed to be… well, designed I guess.

    When you travel to less wealthy parts of the world, you see tons of Japanese cars. Kind of agricultural in their feeling, cheap, durable, somewhat chintzy, plasticky, basic and reliable. The American/European variants have nicer upholstery and some more sound insulation, but they are mostly the same underneath.

    German cars are extremely refined. Every single part is pretty well thought out, even if it doesn’t start out that way. Japanese cars on the other hand are refined only in the areas that make them reliable or cheap. The Japanese are brilliant at austerity on the whole. Ford and Chrysler have been well influenced by Japanese design and manufacturing ideals too. GM less so. The British never learned anything from either the Germans or the Japanese it seems. The French are unique, but have done well learning from the Japanese in many ways (they only do volume cars).

    I currently own German, Japanese and American, and have owned many others over the years. I work on all of them, as well as drive them all. I’ve also spent a ton of time in Germany and Japan, and can relate to how they do things based on cultural tradition as it relates to craftsmanship. They all have distinct personalities.

    I think that any “benefits” German cars have is in the eye of the beholder, inasmuch as that person can appreciate the refinement the Germans inject into their products. The upmarket Japanese cars are nice as well, and offer many refinements at a lower cost compared to their German competitors. But even Infiniti/Lexus are designed to be cheap to build and fast to assemble, albeit with nicer materials than their downmarket Nissan/Toyota siblings.”

  80. The Great Pumpkin says:

    My favorite thing about post-covid reopening? Everything worth doing requires a reservation and so I can’t do anything spontaneously…

  81. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Yup…

    “I’m fairly convinced that if you “level the playing field” and give everyone $25,000 to start, then within 5 years, most of the people currently rich will be rich again, and those currently broke will be broke again.”

  82. MississipiM2thEddie says:

    Pumpkin,

    You got to take a downer now man.

    The coffee I gave you was spiked with Special Q M3th that is meant for Eddie only , we call it Texas Florida Q Mix. If you don’t take a downer you are going to be spewing bs all day long like my cousing and half brother thru incest Eddie.

  83. Trick says:

    Funny, those numbers were from a few months ago, now its 23-26K

    chicagofinance says:
    May 29, 2021 at 11:31 pm
    KBB numbers are fcuked right now…… my car was trending very systematically until about 12 months ago….. my trade in value has jumped about 40%….. I know there is a shortage out there, but still…… until we can regain some normalcy and resolved the chip shortage, take those numbers with a grain of salt. I not denying you could net that number, but I wouldn’t want to buy/lease anything right now….

  84. Grim says:

    Silk City was at capacity most of the day yesterday, we were running a waitlist for a few hours.

    Chalk it up to the rain I think, why bother with a day trip.

  85. Phoenix says:

    Chi,
    Dealers buy with Galves ( the book the pros use) and sell with KBB (retail)

  86. Fast Eddie says:

    “I’m fairly convinced that if you “level the playing field” and give everyone $25,000 to start, then within 5 years, most of the people currently rich will be rich again, and those currently broke will be broke again.”

    I agree with this. I read something a few years ago that had the figure at $5,000 but the concept is the same. What does the left call it these days? Equity fairness or some other symbol of nonsense? But this is definitely true, the crowd that cries and whines about fairness would blow that 25 grand on stup1dity while the logical, productive crowd would act with a plan.

  87. Phoenix says:

    “Pumpkin,
    That’s why I like me some German cars. They have so much more personality than the Asian cars.”

    I have my own personality. Don’t need my car to be an extension of anything.

    The people that do-yeah, you can tell the personality of the person by the car they drive.

    Or other things, like what I call, the “blue plate special.” Old boomer with old license plates, or anyone who still buys a Buick.

    I don’t care how fast you go, or even if you cut me off. But if you tailgate me, just once, you will not be getting to your destination any quicker, as I will slow down. I consider someone who tailgates as someone threatening my life.

  88. Phoenix says:

    Eddie,
    Is that married or single?

    Happy wife, happy life.

    The ring alone will be five k.

  89. BRT says:

    I don’t care how fast you go, or even if you cut me off. But if you tailgate me, just once, you will not be getting to your destination any quicker, as I will slow down. I consider someone who tailgates as someone threatening my life.

    One phenomenon I’ve noticed is that people are a lot less inclined to pull anything on you if you drive with the windows down.

  90. Fast Eddie says:

    Phoenix,

    Two people, start from scratch with nothing. One will devise a plan, the other will burn through it in a blink of an eye.

  91. Phoenix says:

    Eddie
    Happens all of the time. You think you are on the same page, but you are not.

    Women want their husbands to change, men want their wives to stay the same.

  92. The Great Pumpkin says:

    I like driving fast, but tailgating is a no no unless you like your car getting hit with rocks.

    I can’t stand people that can’t follow a simple law. Keep right, pass left. If you are going 45mph in the left lane, you are the problem. Can’t stand jerkoffs that do this and then wonder why people are on their a$$. Maybe if you had a little respect, you would get the f’k out of the way. Nope, selfish pricks..

    “Driving in the Left Lane: Keep Right Unless Passing
    In New Jersey, it is against the law to stay in the left lane unless you are passing another vehicle when the road is divided into clearly marked lanes for traffic. This represents a failure to observe traffic lanes.”

    “I don’t care how fast you go, or even if you cut me off. But if you tailgate me, just once, you will not be getting to your destination any quicker, as I will slow down. I consider someone who tailgates as someone threatening my life.”

  93. The Great Pumpkin says:

    This car was going 45 mph in the left lane on rt 46. I decided to pass him on the right, and the cop having a bad day decides to give me the ticket. Prick. I laughed at the cop. I said you didn’t give the individual “breaking the law” a ticket for going 45mph in the left lane, but you give me the ticket for passing the idiot. Do your job!!

  94. PumpkinFace says:

    It’s also against the law to speed.

  95. The Great Pumpkin says:

    It’s about the feel and drive of these cars. So much fun.

    “Pumpkin,
    That’s why I like me some German cars. They have so much more personality than the Asian cars.”

    I have my own personality. Don’t need my car to be an extension of anything.

  96. Brt says:

    If you don’t want to be pulled over, don’t drive a flashy car. goes with the territory
    Guy in the left probably driving a beater. You should be happy. He’s reducing wealth inequality. Also laughing an arguing with the cop is an automatic ticket. Next time just admit what you did and say sorry. What’s that joke about BMWs an5d porcupines?

    Also, drive an economy car, why do you insist on accelerating climate change?

  97. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Oh god, you are one of them.

    Just get out of the left lane….have a heart.

    PumpkinFace says:
    May 30, 2021 at 11:40 am
    It’s also against the law to speed.

  98. The Great Pumpkin says:

    It was an Indian woman. Had a line of cars behind her. I decided to drive around after 5 mins of being stuck behind her and I get my balls busted by the cop. He didn’t give me a “speeding ticket” because I wasn’t speeding. I was only passing on the right. That’s why I laughed at the loser giving me a ticket. Miserable f’k.

  99. Fast Eddie says:

    joyce,

    If I didn’t wear the face diaper, I wasn’t allowed in PT, let alone anything else indoors. As much as I hated it like everyone else, I did what I was asked to do. What was I supposed to do, act like the male version of a Karen?

  100. The Great Pumpkin says:

    I laughed when he actually handed me a ticket. Was respectful the entire time until he actually handed me the ticket. No arguing, just a laugh in his face. Clown.

  101. joyce says:

    You could have found a more freedom loving business to patronize. Let those science deniers know you’ll be voting with your wallet.

    Fast Eddie says:
    May 30, 2021 at 11:59 am
    joyce,

    If I didn’t wear the face diaper, I wasn’t allowed in PT, let alone anything else indoors. As much as I hated it like everyone else, I did what I was asked to do. What was I supposed to do, act like the male version of a Karen?

  102. Fast Eddie says:

    Okay, joyce. I’ll keep that in mind for the next pandemic.

  103. joyce says:

    I’m surprised that a highly educated, non-indoctrinated, red-blooded conservative such as yourself is not putting the ideals you espouse here daily into practice in public.

    There’s a phrase about ‘all talk, no action’ that comes to mind.

  104. Fast Eddie says:

    Highly educated and good-looking, don’t forget that part. ;)

  105. MississippiM2thEddie says:

    Joyce,

    Told you both Eddie and Pumpkin were going to be spewing bs all day.

    Eddie is good looking only when he looks himself in the mirror under the influence. This is a security camera video of our last Thanksgiving dinner before the M3th came out.

    https://youtu.be/HcpjP8vHLKY

  106. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Meth,

    Why is it some people win the lottery and still go back to square one within 5 years? Could it just be that some people destroy whatever they touch? That they are perennial takers in society that do almost nothing to contribute to said society? Is it possible?

  107. MississippiM3thEddie says:

    Pumpkin,

    Why do you remind me of “Francis”?

    https://youtu.be/xfeLsPRl3so?t=40

  108. Fabius Maximus says:

    “the male version of a Karen” Thats too easy.

    I went to Wegmans today. 99% of the people masked. I only saw one Gary without a mask.

  109. Fabius Maximus says:

    An interesting take on Trumpism.

    “Voters aren’t drawn to Trump’s politics because of a specific policy view or really even an ideology. They’re drawn to them because those politics say:

    “Please, think whatever is easiest. Indulge in your laziest ideas and basest prejudices. There are no rules. ”

    https://twitter.com/whstancil/status/1398431238973792259

  110. 3b says:

    Fab: I know quite a few Liberals who are just as big as ignorant and dumb asses as Trump supporters, and just as easily led and manipulated.

  111. joyce says:

    Does the science currently say the 99% or the 1% are correct?

    Fabius Maximus says:
    May 30, 2021 at 4:43 pm
    “the male version of a Karen” Thats too easy.

    I went to Wegmans today. 99% of the people masked. I only saw one Gary without a mask.

  112. SmallGovConservative says:

    Flab calling T supporters lazy; that’s a good one. Meanwhile his radical liberal veep is too lazy to even mention Memorial Day in her ‘enjoy the long weekend’ tweet. Pathetic all around — Ham hock Harris for the tweet and putzes like Flab for voting for her.

    https://nypost.com/2021/05/29/kamala-harris-ignores-memorial-day-in-enjoy-the-long-weekend-tweet/

  113. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Maybe you haven’t been around people that make bad choices, but I have. I’ve seen it from certain members of my own family. I’ve seen it first hand teaching in an urban school district.

    Yes, the system holds some people down through unfair wages or just straight up bad luck (overcome poverty, bad parenting, health issues, etc). If you don’t empathize with these types, then you are not human.

    The truth though, a lot of people dig their own graves with the choices they make. Making bad choices on a daily basis leads to dire consequences. If you empathize with people who destroy their life on a daily basis with risky bad choices, you are the fool. They not only hurt themselves, they also hurt everyone around them.

    MississippiM3thEddie says:
    May 30, 2021 at 4:29 pm
    Pumpkin,

    Why do you remind me of “Francis”?

    https://youtu.be/xfeLsPRl3so?t=40

  114. NJCoast says:

    Fab- Which Wegmans? The one here in coastal Monmouth county had about 50/50. One of the employees said their masks can come of in July. It did look like the SNL boomer skit with all the old folks maskless.

  115. Fabius Maximus says:

    3b

    Do they wear Blue caps and are still rocking Biden Lawn signs this long after the election?

  116. Fabius Maximus says:

    Joyce,
    its not so much on the science, but more “Read The Room!”

    Coast , I was in Montvale. Its next door to Eddie, so it might have been him.

  117. Fabius Maximus says:

    Small,
    What are you doing tomorrow? I have a tough call. Stand out and walk in the rain at the parade or stay home and make Ivanka’s champagne popsicles. Should I have a picnic or a BBQ, should I wear white, and music should I plan for?

    https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/05/29/ivanka-trump-criticized-over-memorial-day-tweet-about-champagne/22115390/

  118. The Great Pumpkin says:

    If you’re looking to buy a car this Memorial Day Weekend, prices might be higher than usual. According to Edmunds, the average new car vehicle price is now $39,950. That is absolutely nuts when the median household income is only about $68,000.

    Meanwhile, the average cost of a used vehicle has also ticked up since the pandemic began and is now about $23,169.

    In my opinion, the best buying strategy for value, safety, and enjoyment is to buy a 3-5-year-old car and drive it for 5-7 years. Forever is not the ideal amount of time to own a car mainly because things break down.

    https://www.financialsamurai.com/the-ideal-length-of-time-to-own-a-car/

  119. Fast Eddie says:

    Eddie was in shoprite this morning, 70/30 on the mask wearing.

  120. BRT says:

    Wegmans in Princeton is 95% masked. And the 10% of those people freak out and run away when they see you have no mask on.

  121. Fabius Maximus says:

    BRT were you Gary’d?

    Did you rock the No Mask?

  122. Chicago says:

    Wife went to Marlboro Home Depot, few masks and across the highway at Whole Foods all masks.

  123. BRT says:

    of course. Why the the hell would I wear a mask? I already had covid last year. Got both shots. Then my whole family got it and I sat in the car with them for 8 hours. When we went to get tested, the sat me in a room with 10 other sickly people getting tested. I tested negative 3 times. In short, I’m immune.

  124. BRT says:

    btw, the only store that wants you to still wear them in my town is conservative hobby lobby.

  125. 3b says:

    Fab: No. They just still go on incessantly about Trump. They ignore the Biden mistakes and gaffes, and then go with more Trump ramblings.

  126. The Great Pumpkin says:
  127. NJCoast says:

    15 Covid cases in Monmouth county and people still running around with masks. But Bar A, Jenkinsons, D’Jais and every other gin joint at the shore was wall to wall people without a mask in the crowd.

  128. joyce says:

    I shudder to think what other times you’ve conformed just to get along.

    Fabius Maximus says:
    May 30, 2021 at 7:29 pm
    Joyce,
    its not so much on the science, but more “Read The Room!”

  129. The Great Pumpkin says:

    3b, you can still buy in…lots of money to be still made.

    “Mortgage Rates Are Trending Down”

    https://apple.news/Ao5dXw0MDQnmRA4zSGUZnbQ

  130. The Great Pumpkin says:

    How parasites have brought chaos to NYC suburbs’ property-tax system

    https://apple.news/A66erEjDeRqmHHFBL8ROUfQ

  131. 3b says:

    No thanks Lil Pumps. I have mine bought and paid for. You are the only one on this blog cheering the madness on, and that says it all!!

  132. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Bought and paid for…So take an equity loan out, buy a house for one year. Rent it out. Sell next year. If you do this, you will no longer be bitter about real estate going up. Make some profit on rent and some on appreciation. Can’t beat em, join em. No use in getting angry about rising prices.

  133. 3b says:

    Pumps: No anger here pumps. As for anger you might want to take that advice on your bogeyman WFH. It’s not going away you know.

  134. BRT says:

    Went to eat at the local restraint. Very classy small Italian joint. Was actually contemplating possibly going there for summer work. Usually, he needs 4 or 5 waiters at most. He has a flag up every day prior to opening saying help wanted. When I got there, I recognized zero workers. When they present the bill, it says cash tips are greatly appreciated. I guarantee you, the workers there are only there if they can come back under the table. What are these owners supposed to do? Break the law, or operate at 25% capacity because you can’t convince any workers to come in on the books?

  135. Libturd says:

    “I can only imagine if Trump made that comment!”

    I can only imagine what the press would say if Biden uttered,”Yeah, that’s her. With the gold. I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”

    He then went on to say, “Grab ’em by the puzzy. You can do anything.”

    I guess Trump was both creepy and senile?

  136. Libturd says:

    “The Dem apologists here like EZ, Lib and Bi really need to be applauded for their commitment and diligence in continually defending the indefensible. They’re literally willing to go to battle to defend and excuse absolutely any Dem policy or action — Biden’s disaster at the border, his creepy comments to elementary school-aged girls, Omar and Tlaib’s antisemitism, Dem leadership’s protection of the antisemites, AOC’s chasing away thousands of high paying jobs from NYC, the skyrocketing murder rates in Dem-controlled cities, the homeless and drug-infested cesspools that Dem mayors have turned their cities into out west, etc, etc.”

    You lame ass political hacks need to get out and get some air for a change. You can easily add some election fraud top your list of never ending lines that you will continue to repeat over and over until the dumbest among you think you can overturn an election by breaking into the capitol?

    Yeah, it’s only going to get worse if your party continues down this road of endless lying and exaggeration. Here’s some news for you. The only party that thinks there is a crisis at the border is your own. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

  137. Libturd says:

    As to the masks.

    In the last year, 160,000,000 Americans purchased a lottery ticket. Their odds of winning were over one in 300,000,000.

    In the last year, 300,000,000 Americans were at risk of Covid. Their odds of dying from it were 1 in 560.

    Are you still playing the lottery? Then don’t fault morons for continuing to wear masks.

    I don’t wear mine anymore except in situations where I know I am around unvaccinated morons for extended periods of time. When I am in public without it, I am happy that enough fellow Americans smartly ignored all of the lies generated by the right’s leadership, which helped make America the worst performing first world country when it comes to preventing the spread and dealing with the pandemic.

    It’s particularly peculiar to see the party of freedom and liberty make fun of those who continue to wear masks when they are probably not necessary. Don’t they have the rights too? How about concerning yourself with yourself for a change instead of constantly telling other people what to do with their bodies?

  138. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Yea yea yea….yawn. For the millionth time most of the work force will not be 100% remote. I’m done trying to get you understand that.

    3b says:
    May 31, 2021 at 10:47 am
    Pumps: No anger here pumps. As for anger you might want to take that advice on your bogeyman WFH. It’s not going away you know.

  139. BRT says:

    It’s particularly peculiar to see the party of freedom and liberty make fun of those who continue to wear masks when they are probably not necessary. Don’t they have the rights too? How about concerning yourself with yourself for a change instead of constantly telling other people what to do with their bodies?

    I fully respect their personal choice. And am fully exercising my right to point out the silliness of their actions. Nobody is bothering these people in person, and that’s the way it should be. But, seriously, you don’t want us to talk about it on here? Sorry it’s fair game. That’s the cost of a free society.

    And not for nothing, but if the population would have concerned themselves with respecting personal choice for sending our children to school and allowing businesses to open, we wouldn’t be here. They trampled on our rights for 4 years, I’m not concerned about hurting their feelings on an internet forum. Rights should always trump all.

  140. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Tesla Is Turning Cars Into Phones. Other Car Makers Better Catch On.

    Cars are slowly becoming less about hardware and more about software. That shift has the power to change the automotive industry as much as any other trend, including vehicle electrification and autonomous driving. Automotive investors should start paying more attention to software.

    https://apple.news/Af0bX3cPASaiu_SIXxAKuhQ

  141. BRT says:

    correction, not 4 years, a full year.

  142. The Great Pumpkin says:

    And Tesla has the best software engineers in the game…good luck.

  143. 3b says:

    Pumps: Many of them will, and many others will
    Be hybrid , 3 at home 2 in the office. That’s what should concern you, as you are not the primary breadwinner, which is why you hate and fear WFH. We all know that.

  144. 3b says:

    Lib: No reasonable person I believe questions Trump was creepy among other things. I don’t recall him saying anything about 9 year old girls sitting with their legs crossed looking like their 19. Why does he get a pass on that? As for the border I would also think reasonable people on both sides would recognize that what is going on is a crisis, what other term would one use to describe it. The madness that something can’t be called out for what it is because it may give points to the other side is destroying this country. I despised Trump, didn’t vote for him, no fan of bought and paid for Biden either. The response well he is better than Trump, doesn’t cut it, anyone would be better than Trump. But Biden? This is the only choice we had as Americans to vote for?? If so then yes, we are truly fkued.

  145. BRT says:

    Despite my admitted negative attitude Lib, given your situation, I would fully understand whatever choices you make with respect to distancing, masks, etc… I hope you and your family have a great Memorial Day

  146. Phoenix says:

    In other news, the Chinese are ramping up production of children.

    They must be thinking they will possibly be needing some replacements in the future.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/31/world/asia/china-three-child-policy.html

  147. leftwing says:

    BRT, don’t even try….

    The moderate Left spent four years waiting for the posse to ride into town and save them from Bad Orange Man. And when crunch time comes they get……..

    A frail old man with the cognition and public demeanor of an overly earnest fourth grader trying to recite his multiplication tables from memory, and…

    A cum bucket for Willie Brown who received less than 1% of her own Party’s vote and who, on a good day, may be qualified to run the local school Board.

    How can you not sympathize with their butthurt?

  148. Phoenix says:

    And the police, well, they are just up to their usual shenanigans. Rifle with suppressor. What’s the matter, Karen doesn’t like to hear the sounds of gunshots, it annoys her too much?

    Love the comments:
    “Wow, some Karen saw a couple black guys and called the cops, they show up with guns out ready to kill. Shame on this police department people need to resign or be fired. Can you say racial profiling!!! ”

    “I bet $100 it was a white woman that made that call to the cops.
    I remember a lil old white lady staring at me as got out of my convertible at my dad’s house. It’s a gated community but this woman was staring like it was her job to see who i was. My dad says she does that all the time. These women can’t seem to mind their own business. We need to start calling the cops on them for stalking.”

    “Karen called 911 with her black people in my neighborhood and I’m afraid for my life bs. ”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j40fHjKYr4g

  149. Phoenix says:

    You want to wear a mask, go for it. Plenty of reasons other than Covid to don a mask.

    Why should you have to explain that to anyone. But once they are not required, expect Karen to call the po-po on you if you look sketchy to her and are still donning it.

    Or to be called a sheep, or something worse.

    America is in deep a the bottom of a septic pit.

    And 3B, I couldn’t vote for either myself. And is this the best America can do, the answer is yes, cause those were your choices. Like choosing between a meal of braised dog feces or broiled human turds.

    Makes me want to go and fly a flag today.

  150. joyce says:

    Phoenix,
    Cop with rifle walks up and first words out of his mouth are put the phone down. Second words?… I don’t know what you have in your hand. What a piece of shit, per normal.

  151. Phoenix says:

    Joyce,

    Until you experience this attitude you won’t believe it happens. I have. And I am Titanium Dioxide.

    I hope to meet you one day at a GTG. I wonder why you feel the same way I do.

  152. The Great Pumpkin says:

    That’s always been their archilles heel. Population growth going to fall off a cliff.

    Phoenix says:
    May 31, 2021 at 12:28 pm
    In other news, the Chinese are ramping up production of children.

    They must be thinking they will possibly be needing some replacements in the future.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/31/world/asia/china-three-child-policy.html

  153. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Hey, if that’s what you want to think, so be it. Seems to be your niche…always wrong. Yes, WFH will force my wife to never work again after. Her company is the only place she can provide a value, huh? Okay, if you say so.

    If I thought her company is the only place she could work, you know what I would really be scared of? Not WFH. I would be scared her company being broken into pieces and sold off. Her CEO is over 80 years old. So this is a REAL threat to her company.

    BTW, my wife networks. She already has jobs lined up if this were to happen. People like her. She is highly organized and demands perfection. I keep telling her that I would love for her to open a business. Easy winner. Doesn’t matter what it is, she will run a successful ship.

    3b says:
    May 31, 2021 at 12:07 pm
    Pumps: Many of them will, and many others will
    Be hybrid , 3 at home 2 in the office. That’s what should concern you, as you are not the primary breadwinner, which is why you hate and fear WFH. We all know that.

  154. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Why let a company make off bank with your valuable skills? But she likes what she does..and in the end that’s what matters. Whatever makes you happy.

  155. 3b says:

    Pumps: She already has jobs lined up were this to happen. You are full of shite, a liar through and through, you really shouldn’t lie to people that are in the corporate sector. But then again you are the one who lied and said you had a big corporate position with raises every 6 months!! WFH terrifies you the more you deny it the more it shows. You should have kept your comment to yourself this morning.

  156. BRT says:

    Yes, there are 3 companies just holding a spot for her just in case she gets let go. Be careful pumps. Ladies have a tendency to have guys lined up for them as well just in case.

  157. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Why would I make it up. Management that left for other companies that she stays in contact with tell her that if she wants, they will have a position for her.

    Networking matters. Always be nice to the people around you in the office. Make friends with them.

    This is why WFH sucks. You lose this. It’s important to be able to build relationships and network. For people to see first hand with their own eyes how hard you are work and what you bring to the table.

  158. The Great Pumpkin says:

    I was just mirroring my wife since this place hates teachers. She was getting big raises year after year while you people cried that no one is getting raises.

    “But then again you are the one who lied and said you had a big corporate position with raises every 6 months”

  159. The Great Pumpkin says:

    I wonder what everyone in Canada is doing right now?

  160. The Great Pumpkin says:

    3b,

    Remember when you said I took the position that the suburbs were “not dead” only because I had a self interest in my real estate?

    Well, I just like to be correct on my calls. WFH is just another call of mine. I don’t think the office is dead, just like I didn’t think suburbs were dead back in 2012. I just understand demographics, markets, and the psychology behind it.

  161. Inverse Pumpkin says:

    I could have chosen to be any fake persona. I chose hot shot six figure clearing finance bro.

  162. Phoenix says:

    “Population growth going to fall off a cliff.”

    Nope, Chinese women will ramp up production quite nicely. They are not as picky or needy as American women.

  163. BRT says:

    Knowing the CCP, they think it’s ok to force people to have 3 kids by law

  164. leftwing says:

    Nice place. How much VEEV did you hold lib lol

  165. Libturd says:

    ha ha. Take the amount I have and add 28 million.

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