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From DSNews:

Q1 Foreclosure Activity Trends Upward

ATTOM’s Q1 2023 U.S. Foreclosure Market Reporthas found that a total of 95,712 U.S. properties had foreclosure filings during Q1 of 2023, up 6% from Q4 of 2022, and up 22% year-over-year. The report also shows a total of 36,617 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings in March 2023 alone, up 20% from February 2023’s totals, and up 10% from a year ago—the 23rd consecutive month with a year-over-year increase in U.S. foreclosure activity.

“Despite efforts made by government agencies and policymakers to try and reduce foreclosure rates, we are seeing an upward trend in foreclosure activity,” said Rob Barber, CEO at ATTOM. “This unfortunate trend can be attributed to a variety of factors, such as rising unemployment rates, foreclosure filings making their way through the pipeline after two years of government intervention, and other ongoing economic challenges. However, with many homeowners still having significant home equity, that may help in keeping increased levels of foreclosure activity at bay.”

A total of 65,346 U.S. properties started the foreclosure process in the first quarter of 2023, up 3% from the previous quarter, and up 29% from a year ago. States that had the greatest number of foreclosures starts in Q1 2023 included:

  • California (6,867 foreclosure starts)
  • Texas (6,764 foreclosure starts)
  • Florida (5,724 foreclosure starts)
  • New York (4,345 foreclosure starts)
  • Illinois (4,006 foreclosure starts)

Those major metros with a population of 200,000 or more that had the greatest number of foreclosures starts in Q1 2023 included:

  • New York, New York (4,674 foreclosure starts)
  • Chicago, Illinois (3,549 foreclosure starts)
  • Los Angeles, California (2,210 foreclosure starts)
  • Houston, Texas (2,120 foreclosure starts)
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1,985 foreclosure starts)

Nationwide, one in every 1,459 housing units had a foreclosure filing in the first quarter of 2023. States with the highest foreclosure rates included:

  • Illinois (one in every 762 housing units with a foreclosure filing)
  • Delaware (one in every 812 housing units)
  • New Jersey (one in every 824 housing units)
  • Maryland (one in every 897 housing units)
  • Nevada (one in every 947 housing units)
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180 Responses to Tick tick tick

  1. dentss dunnigan says:


  2. Old realtor says:

    Another crazy north Jersey real estate Sunday. Showed 4 homes Sunday morning. Buyer was interested in 2 of the 4. Both houses were listed last Friday with showings beginning over the weekend. Both are no longer accepting more offers by last night. Submitted an offer about $50,000 over asking asking price on one of the properties for my buyers. I will share more details after the winning offer is chosen.

  3. Juice Box says:

    My neighbor’s kid just submitted an offer $100,000 over ask and lost. This is down in Monmouth county where the roads are paved with gold.

  4. 1987 Condo says:

    Thoughts on this new mortgage policy/fee:

    “Income redistribution is an abiding value of the Biden Administration, and now it wants to spread that to mortgage lending. A new rule will raise mortgage fees for borrowers with good credit to subsidize higher-risk borrowers.

    Under the rule, which goes into effect May 1, home buyers with a good credit score over 680 will pay about $40 more each month on a $400,000 loan, and upward depending on the size of the loan. Those who make down payments of 20% on their homes will pay the highest fees. Those payments will then be used to subsidize higher-risk borrowers through lower fees.”

  5. Juice Box says:

    This is what goes for $850,000 now. Grandma’s Barbie Playhouse home which will take $20,000 in paint to cover up. Roof, Windows, Doors, Siding, Kitchen, floors etc. Pool might need a complete plaster and resurfacing coating. That alone will set you back $40 grand.

    Listed for sale $849,900 +174.2% $359/sqft

    Last sold 7/31/1988 Sold $310,000 $131/sqft


  6. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Americans Escaping Pricey Cities Bring Higher Housing Costs, Inflation With Them
    Tampa, Fla., residents face some of the hottest inflation in the country, but when excluding sizzling housing costs, price increases are nearly as cool as in Minneapolis. The disparity shows regional inflation is heavily influenced by home prices and rent costs. The Tampa area has one of the highest inflation rates in the nation, 7.7% in March, according to the Labor Department. But when shelter costs are removed from the index, the Florida metro’s rate was 3.8%—putting it in line with the Minneapolis area, where inflation excluding housing was 3.6%. Rising housing costs and elevated inflation in growing, warm-weather metros such as Tampa, Phoenix and Atlanta reflect people migrating out of the Northeast and Midwest to the Sunbelt, Gabriel T. Rubin reports.

  7. The Great Pumpkin says:

    More evidence greed led to this inflation.

    “The Money Car Dealers Charged Over Suggested Prices Added to Inflation
    Markups on new cars were a key force behind the current bout of inflation, according to new research published this month. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that extra dealer profits contributed between 0.3 and 0.7 percentage point of the nearly 16% rise in the consumer-price index between the end of 2019 and the end of 2022, Ben Eisen reports.”

  8. Old realtor says:

    Ask was $739,000 for this 1616 GLA, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home in Glen Rock. Total of 14 offers and 13 of them were over $800,000. Kitchen was modern, cheap cabinets and tiny. Baths were modern. Garage needs new doors and minor repairs.


  9. Fast Eddie says:

    Old Realtor,

    Keep these stories coming, it’s both stunning and fascinating to see the demand in our area.

  10. Fast Eddie says:

    By the way, I’m in the San Francisco/Palo Alto/Newark Cali area all week on business. First time here, surprised to see palm trees. Hey, what do I know? I’ rarely travel. Plane ride was smooth as silk, full capacity.

  11. Fast Eddie says:

    I’m gonna have dinner with Nancy and Paul.


  12. Fast Eddie says:

    My neighbor’s kid just submitted an offer $100,000 over ask and lost.

    Fuck you, pay me.

  13. Old realtor says:

    It is not only bidding against multiple offers but also bargaining away your home inspection and mortgage contingency for the right to over pay.

  14. leftwing says:

    “Submitted an offer about $50,000 over asking asking price on one of the properties for my buyers. I will share more details after the winning offer is chosen”…”My neighbor’s kid just submitted an offer $100,000 over ask and lost.”

    Are we in tulip territory yet?

    The $850k Red Bank home needs work, and WTF with the red fetish, but at least it is livable for a family for a generation from the get-go. Yes, you want/need to update a bunch of items but you have a number of bedrooms, square footage, and yard/entertaining areas to take you from babies through college graduation…

    These nearly $1m Bergen sub-2000 ft sq dollhouses are insane…the Glen Rock one can’t reasonably accommodate a growing family through its lifetime and look at how tiny and cramped everything is…the FR/LR, whatever, the room with the fireplace only ‘works’ because one sofa is fully blocking the doorway to the DR to be able to ‘fit’ two sofas in the fireplace room….and then, as you squeeze past the sofa to get to the DR, one end of the DR table is butt up against the wall to make the table fit…how do you feed your family, let alone invite another couple over for dinner or the holidays? And what is that tiny room with two chairs crammed in (pic 17)…holy shit, you seat me in there and close the door and shades I’m sweating that some 250 pounder is going to come busting in the door, knocking my teeth down my throat, and interrogate me. Seriously, WTF do you use that room for? Was it formerly a closet?

  15. leftwing says:

    BRT, looks like CW getting jammed up on portfolio concentration…Friday’s activity for her shows her dumping some SHOP to come into compliance with IRS Code for investment companies. Oooopsies…..

    At least she puts her money where her mouth is, investing in management teams as (in)competent as she is….

    “ARK sold holdings over 5% of the portfolio’s total weight to comply with the asset diversification test required to qualify as a registered investment company under the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”). The Code states that at the close of each quarter at least 50% of a portfolio must be invested in securities as defined by the IRS, and any holding of a single issuer that represents more than 5% of the portfolio’s total weight cannot be included in the 50% calculation.”

  16. Old realtor says:

    This 1360 GLA was listed last Thursday. They cancelled their open house yesterday and set a deadline for highest and best for Sunday at 5:00PM. Think it is reasonable to assume that this well kept and updated cracker box will close for somewhere in the high 700s to 800k.


  17. Hold my beer says:

    Anyone notice cars are getting lower interest rates? I saw my local Hyundai is doing 0% interest for 4 years on Tucson. Other models are 2.9% for 48 months and 3.9 or 4.9 for 60 months and longer.

  18. Fast Eddie says:

    They cancelled their open house yesterday…

    Why not hold the open house and enjoy the frenzy?

    What’s occurring in our area is just unbelievable.

  19. Bystander says:


    1m starter homes can’t have a Hyundai in the driveway..

    About to start car hunt this month. I am very fortunate that friend of mine is mechanic on side. He did at least 2K worth of work for me on my crap Nissan. Time to unload and make it someone else’s problem. Not even 100k yet on 10 year old car.

  20. Trick says:

    Beer, inventorues are up and nobody is buying. Posted the other day got an email from gmc with 0% for 60 on sierra

  21. Hold my beer says:


    My bad.. I forgot about the 500k c1930s-1950 rotting starter homes in blue ribbon towns 10 years ago with 2 German or luxury Japanese 50k+ most likely leased cars in the driveway.
    I’m guessing now the houses are still rotting but are up 50-100% and the car payments are at least 1k each.

    Meanwhile my neighborhood with 5-15 year old houses houses in the 400-700k range have a mix of Kia, Toyotas, German cars and pickup trucks and suvs. More cars under 50k new than above.

  22. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Remember, 10 years ago when I said that houses would be hitting the 1 million range and everyone laughed at me on here? Someone go check and see that I said it. Don’t know if it was exactly 10 years ago, but clearly remember saying it.

    These are the new norm for pricing. Remember, a lot of these people are the spillover from even more expensive places (nyc). They don’t view real estate with the same bias as you guys that have lived here for a long time. They don’t look at it as expensive. So, remember that. You are the people that originally lived in Malibu and now have been priced out…how much are those trailer homes going for in Malibu now? Let that sink in.

  23. Hold my beer says:


    I’m guessing the dealer markups are gone too.

  24. The Great Pumpkin says:

    *They don’t view NJ real estate with the same bias as you…

  25. The Great Pumpkin says:

    The business produced inflation is dead. They can’t do it anymore, competition has returned. You can no longer raise prices for the f/k of it and blame it on supply chains…that era has come and gone. Now businesses will eat away at each other’s margins in the name of competition. Musk is already doing it with electric cars.

    Hold my beer says:
    April 24, 2023 at 10:52 am

    I’m guessing the dealer markups are gone too.

  26. Bystander says:

    Let this sink in, nostra-dumbass – no one on this (very savvy) blog could afford their own home if they were to re-purchase it now at 7% rate. You predicted the biggest free money hand-out which drove asset prices to insane levels? Sure..and now you will tell us it is healthy market for millenials as they are all rich. They are much worse off than the folks here..again, let that sink in.

  27. Juice Box says:

    New car inventory is like way up as chip shortage is over. Should we expect a price drop? Maybe?


  28. leftwing says:

    COIN shorts printing, down 7% today….thanks Cath!

    Any ideas out there…stock cupboard looking bare.

  29. Hold my beer says:

    At todays prices and rates buying our current house and putting 20% down would be at least 60% higher monthly payment. Would have to say goodbye to almost all discretionary spending. Would be living on YouTube, Netflix, and ramen and hoping nothing expensive broke and no one got sick or injured.

  30. Bystander says:


    I aggressively paid off my mortgage for 8 years. I had 450K in 2015 and now around 250k. When I refi-ed to 2.5% in 2020 then fought tax increase, my total PITI payment lowered below what my mother pays for her tiny 1BD in independent living facility in bumblef*ck Shelton, CT. Not a little either, like $200/mo. There is no way we could afford this area now and you can’t convince me that it will be okay. We are in fantasy levitation land.

  31. Libturd says:

    Was in the Poconos all weekend hanging with other dads who had cancer kids (some lived, some did not).

    Your sextalk method was very similar to mine. Found the right time, kept it simple and quick. Told him of the mistakes I made and how the new Christian America could leave him in a much more difficult spot than I was in.

    Banana Brain. I didn’t hear a thing about King Murphy’s end around to cover up his ability to obtain more dark money than ever. Thanks for pointing it out. Show’s you the danger of us continuing to elect rich guys. Murphy should clearly go to jail for this move. Instead, he’s just paid everyone off in favors to cover it all up. Kind of like Trump does (and too many others).

    On the pizza tip. We have the Captain Cheapo pizza oven on our deck. It’s the Camp Chef double burner, with a stone and a hood over it. The Magic Peel I purchased to get the pizza on to the stone cost more than the oven. All in, it was under $200. Runs on propane. Can get up to 900 degrees in 5 minutes, but that’s too hot IMO and a waste of propane.

    Pizza Buddy dough 1 lb. – $1.78 at Walmart
    I like the Dellalo crushed tomatoes over the Cento true San Marzanos. $3.58 for big 28 oz. can.

    Supremo Italiano – Shredded Provolone & Mozzarella Cheese Blend $11 for 5 pound bag at Restaurant Depo. Same price for whole milk Mozz, but the blend is actually better.

    The average pizza costs under 3 dollars and this crust is as good as any we make at home. It gives you that crack when you bite into it but it flops too. I swear the pie I make is as good as any local pizzeria. I just can’t get the store bought flour to be as thin as a napolitano. It’s close, but just a little thicker.

  32. Libturd says:

    I’m surprised we are not discussing the crazy Biden mortgage punish the person for putting 20% down or for having good credit. Is this only for new mortgages? Or are we all paying the penalty? The unintended consequences here could be huge.

  33. leftwing says:

    Nothing that senile old man and his cronies do to fuck the common person while smiling to their face telling them that he’s got their back would surprise me. Liberals are arrogant uncaring hypocrites? Wake me when the headline is man bites dog….

    Tucker and Fox part ways…Fox stock moves down 4% on the news.

  34. Fabius Maximus says:

    Tucker out at Fox. Starting off to be a great week.

    Hey Gary, here is how he signed off last week.

  35. Libturd says:

    Finally, my older kid picked a college. Of the 13 he applied to, he got waitlisted at 3, accepted at 9 and somehow shut out of Pitt (though he applied very late and mostly because it was free).
    The final five were Rutgers, UMass, TCNJ (three year psych program), UCSD and UF. He wised up and went with the value play of UF. Top 10 public university and just a smidgen more than Rutgers. We are super proud of him. Only the valedictorian at GR HS got accepted there (though it’s way below him and he is going someplace else) and it was a super tough year since it’s essentially the first non-covid year. Spots were super tight. He’s also gotten two scholarships already and he should get at least two more. We are giving him our old CX-9 in August and will autotrain it down when he starts school. In Captain Cheapo fashion, I saw the Amtrak Credit card is offering 40K miles for $1,000 in spending. 17K gets you a bedroom, two passengers, and the SUV on the train. I’ll go down with him to help him settle in and will fly home. The official hunt for the ideal KIA Telluride is on. I took a look at the 2023s and they are still pretty solid, though about 10K more than last year. Things are so popular, I doubt there will be a bargaining angle. Will look to buy late Summer.

    Check this out. On Saturday night, my kid’s friends all got drunk watching the Devils ruin the Ranger’s playoff home opener. At 1:30am, my kid wakes up to take a wizz, checks his Instagram and sees that his drunk friends all need rides home, especially one, who is in particularly bad shape. So my kid is now the free drunken Uber. I really don’t think I have to worry about him.

  36. leftwing says:

    Haha, don’t uncork the champagne yet Fabs…the guy is the most watched host out there. not like he is going away. Can’t wait to see his new platform.

    Think of it as Fox spawning….

  37. BRT says:

    Tucker leaves fox
    Lemon fired from CNN

  38. BRT says:

    I’m surprised we are not discussing the crazy Biden mortgage punish the person for putting 20% down or for having good credit. Is this only for new mortgages? Or are we all paying the penalty? The unintended consequences here could be huge.

    We are attempting to achieve equality of outcome.

  39. Boomer Remover says:

    I know it’s not prestigious New Jersey, but here’s what crapshack NNJ money buys in the EU:


    Old Realtor’s stories are crazy. Is it just me or was there never this kind of feeding frenzy in 2008?

  40. Trick says:

    Congrats lib,

  41. Bystander says:

    Good riddance..Bill O’Reilly was the star a decade ago and he turned up no where. Hopefully disph*t Tucker ends up in same place.

  42. Very Stable Genius says:


    (CNN) Fox News and Tucker Carlson, the right-wing extremist who hosted the network’s highly rated 8pm hour, have severed ties, the network said in a stunning announcement Monday.

  43. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Let’s go Rangers! Devil fans talk so much chit winning in OT after getting beat 5-1 in consecutive games. Such dicks.

  44. Juice Box says:

    Congrats Lib on UF choice.

    Be sure to do a coolant swap on the CX-9 50/50 blend of coolant and distilled water for the hotter weather. Up here they tend to add more coolant and less water.

  45. ExEx says:

    Good for you Lib.

  46. leftwing says:

    Congrats Lib!

  47. Juice Box says:

    Neither fired talking head is or was a real reporter, both are now however very wealthy for providing slanted opinions and cherry picking current events to inflame the left and the right all in the name of selling advertising.

    They will end up on whatever channel wants their ability to generate advertising revenues. Tucker’s audience was quite larger so he will command a bigger payday. Perhaps the Saudi’s will start up their own news network here too.

  48. Bystander says:

    Congrats Lib. Nice choice.

  49. Bystander says:


    I think fake news hosts are like the RB in the NFL..important but devalued. Anyone with decent looks, can spew hate-filled garbage to viewers wait to hear it. They will become celebrities as well. Fox, ESPN, CNN – it is about the contracts. When too expensive, they unload.

  50. Bystander says:

    Nightcrawler was under-rated movie. I truly believe those are the sick personalities behind cable television.

  51. Very Stable Genius says:

    In private messages released as part of a $1.6 billion defamation suit against Fox News by Dominion Voting Systems, Tucker Carlson, who generally provided strong support of Republicans on the air, repeatedly showed contempt for President Trump and some of his closest aides.

    “Alex Pfeiffer”
    -Trump has a pretty low rate at success in his business ventures.
    “Tucker Carlson”
    -That’s for sure. All of them fail. What he’s good at is destroying things. He’s the undisputed world champion of that.

    Tucker Carlson Is Leaving Fox News: Latest Updates – The New York Times

    On several occasions, Mr. Tucker’s private messages contrasted sharply with his support on the show. As votes were being counted in the 2020 presidential election, Mr. Carlson texted with his producer, Alex Pfeiffer, fretting about viewers turning away from Fox News after the network called Arizona for President Biden.

    Two days before the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Mr. Carlson texted with members of his staff about looking forward to not having to cover Mr. Trump.

  52. Libturd says:

    Thanks all.

    Juice, good tip. I’ll be sure to permanently Summerize her before sending it to it’s sure resting place with all the other old farts down in FLA.

    And if any of you guys want to know anything about Lafayette, Lehigh, BU, CU Boulder, UCLA, UCSB, UCSD, UMass, Providence, Rutgers, TCNJ, UF and a few others that were not memorable. We went on all of the tours.

  53. Boomer Remover says:

    Good thing he has all that frozen dinner money to fall back on.

    Is this a play for his new centrist leaning show/platform?

  54. Fabius Maximus says:


    Hope he enjoys life at OAN.

    US Rep Brendan Boyle @RepBrendanBoyle
    Congrats to Tucker Carlson upon becoming the first tv host in history to be fired by CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News – the cable tv Triple Crown!

  55. ExEx says:

    Tucker has done incalculable harm to the Country.

  56. Juice Box says:

    I gather Charles Barkley Charles Barkley and Gayle King are now going to save CNN?

  57. joyce says:

    Bill O’Reilly was gone and never really heard from again, thank god. Glenn Beck left and started his own thing and has a 9 figure net worth. The possibilities can go in a number of different directions.

  58. leftwing says:

    “Tucker Carlson, who generally provided strong support of Republicans on the air…”

    Funny watching the preconceived Left who don’t observe their topics feel qualified to opine on those same topics…

    TC generally did not provide ‘strong support of Republicans’…it’s one of the reasons I watched him, he loathed official Washington and openly criticized – pretty heavily – many of the leaders including Graham and McConnell especially. There was no love lost by him for DJT either, anyone actually watching his show would not be surprised by the content of the texts regarding Trump…I can assure you establishment Republicans are cheering as much as the Left on the hopes of his demise.

    I highly doubt he ends up at OAN or some lesser fringe type post…his following is too large. We’ll see.

    The exit timing and circumstances I’m sure are interesting…on Friday he signed off with ‘see you next week’ and as late as Thurs evening I got some push email from Fox promoting TC’s ‘Originals’ series on Fox…when the announcement came out earlier I hit the websites, Carlson still linked to Fox, Fox was still promoting Carlson….so something developed very quickly over the weekend…my guess, from somewhere up top there may have been a dictate to do some kind of apology around Dominion or the other open suit…pretty certain that would engender a go fuck yourself I’m not doing that response…

    Anyway will be interesting to see where he lands and the backdrop as it unfolds…Fox stock is holding 3% off on the news, that’s $540 million erased from the company’s value on his departure….hope it was worth it for them lol.

  59. Juice Box says:

    BTW – This is what got Tucker fired.

    Full send podcast from last month. He says lots of stuff, like he does not own a TV, and Epstein was murdered and Aliens are real.

    Fast forward to 1 hr :20 min for his personal take on the MSM and news overall. He is critical of the media and reporting even though was as of today a big part of it.


  60. leftwing says:

    Eh, JB, again nothing new to anyone who actually followed him.

    My guess is an edict came down from corporate that he ‘had’ to say something he didn’t want and, well, what’s the point of fuck-you money if don’t actually say fuck you sometime…

    Or, and this is a dark horse as the immediacy of the timing doesn’t fit, but could also be that he is aware he is getting sued personally as part of the Dominion, et. al. suits and he sought some kind of indemnification and the network said FU.

    Either way something changed dramatically as the weekend unfolded, so dramatically that essentially with no notice to either party they dissolved prior to tonight’s show….I doubt it’s his narrative, unlikely it’s *what* he says, that really hasn’t changed over time.

  61. joyce says:

    My guess is an edict came down from corporate that he ‘had’ to say something

    Have any other on-air personalities said ‘something’ yet? If yes or if they do in the near future, it would bolster this suggestion. If not, why would only he be asked to do so?

  62. leftwing says:

    Good point, let’s see Joyce.

    Immediacy of timing is the perplexing point for me…nearly any other rationale I run through that lens doesn’t work…

  63. Bystander says:


    Never spent a minute watching the refuse that Tucker promoted like Great Replacement theory. He came off as a arrogant lying douche..now I can add crazy to that statement. Who laughs like this..no one sane.


  64. leftwing says:

    Haha, would be crazy if he went to CNN…they could use the tagline “TC: Not As Bad As We Thought” and the incremental advertising dollars that avoid Fox out of principle would pour in….

  65. Juice Box says:

    I am really starting to hate Home Depot and Lowes.

    Getting ready to open my pool. Quick google search shows adds for the product I need.

    Pool Essentials Swimming Pool Bleach 1 gallon

    $5.47 at Walmart
    $8.98 at Home Depot
    $7.78 at Lowes

    How do they have the balls to list this markup knowing their google sponsored ad they pay for shows the exact same product at all three places?

  66. Juice Box says:

    CEO of CNN is very new about 1 year so for and so is the CEO of MSNBC about 2 years. Both are tasked with keeping the advertisers and increasing ad revenues. They will do what they need to otherwise they are gone. We are heading into the election cycle, so anything can happen including another new network being formed.

  67. Hold my beer says:


    Because the world is full of people who don’t comparison shop, aren’t near a walmart or think they are too good to step foot in one. And you also have people who think if you’re paying more for the same item it must be better.

  68. Hold my beer says:

    I’m going to rethink my new car buying strategy. I’ve been saying on this blog I was leaning towards a Hyundai Tucson Hybrid or Kia Sportage Hybrid. Well Hyundai has 0% financing on ICE Tucson and Santa Fe for 48 months , but 5.99% on hybrids for 60 months. And Texas allows a prepayment penalty for car loans. So putting $18k -20k down on either car works out to roughly 20k loan on ICE Tucson and 22k for Hybrid. With that downpayment If I did my math right a Tucson monthly payment would be $405 or so for 48 months. The hybrid would be $660ish for 60 months. That’s a huge difference of around 20k over 5 years to save $300-$400 a year on gas at $4 a gallon. 20k is roughly what a kid graduating in the top 10% of their class would pay to go to most Texas state colleges since they give at least 5k a year to good students.

    As long as our 2 beater cars keep running I will wait another year. Maybe I can get 1.9% for 84 months on a hybrid or EV by then.

  69. 3b says:

    Lib: Congrats on UF!! All the best to your Son.

  70. ExEx says:

    With all of these foreclosures one would hope they’d streamline the process for buying these foreclosed homes!

  71. Hold my beer says:


    Congrats on UF.

  72. Bystander says:


    Ocean State Job Lot for pool supplies. It was 2.99 for pool chlorine in 2019 but now 5.00. Probably cheapest that you will find now. If you get crazy deal promotion, like 40% back on gift card, then you control costs a bit. I have not found anything cheaper. Chemicals are 1/2 of what Leslie’s charges.

  73. Grim says:

    I would have bought a Telluride but the dealership experience was so god damned miserable I bought the Ascent instead.

    Congrats Stu!

  74. joyce says:


    What a bunch of babies

  75. BRT says:

    Juice, I price everything at 3 supermarkets. They’ve always had select items that they try to gut you like a fish on.

  76. chicagofinance says:

    Stu: congrats.

  77. Libturd says:

    Thanks Chi. That initial college expert you let me watch made the difference.

    Remember future college payers. There are two things that matter the most.

    One, make sure your kids classes, Summer activities, extra-curriculars, test scores and finally, college essays/application questions, all paint a story that is consistent with their major which they should try to declare when applying. It doesn’t matter if they never take a class in that discipline and immediately change majors before they step foot on campus.

    Second, just because a college has a low acceptance rate does not make it better. Nor does a likely gamed US News & World Report rating. What matters is what your kid cares about. Size of school, city vs. suburb, value and the amenities your kid will utilize. For example, if your kid wants to study hotel management, research funding doesn’t matter and is heavily weighted in the ratings. What matters is that the college fits your kid.


    The experience issues you had at KIA was the ghetto mentality I’m assuming?

    The Ascent meets a lot of our demands, but the engine seems so wimpy. Also, how roomy is the 2nd row?

  78. libturd says:

    One other thing on the college tip.

    It’s not good enough that your kid plays an instrument, is in NHS, Key Club and the Community Service Club and the soccer team. They also volunteer to tutor the younger kids. The problem is, so is everyone else applying at that same school. Be the kid who creates a club. Be the kid who really spends every Summer volunteering or interning. Leadership isn’t being the captain on the hockey team. Leadership is organizing a protest, or a food drive unrelated to a school club.

  79. Very Stable Genius says:

    Whether Tucker or Trump, GOP needs a TV personality to lead them.

  80. Jim says:


    Congrats on your sons college decision! You certainly put a lot of leg work into your decision…and it has paid off.

    We took the auto train down to Florida in March and it worked out extremely well, saves a lot of driving time.

  81. Bystander says:

    Walk around a CVS and see carts filled with food and crap. That is the average American shopper. My wife is horrible. Drives me nuts but not making my life miserable. She does not drink, smoke and not a clothes hound.

  82. Libturd says:

    Thanks Jim.

    My kid corrected me. Florida is considered in the top 5 of public universities. But it’s by far the cheapest. :P

  83. NJCoast says:

    RIP Harry Belafonte. His smile lit up the room. One time in August he ate 6 ears of Jersey Silver Queen corn because it was the best he’d ever tasted. I don’t know how he went onstage after that. Day-O!

  84. ExEx says:

    10:28 whatever you gotta tell yourself, Stu….

  85. Libturd says:

    Very funny Ex.

    You are just jealous we chose 43K Florida over 85K UCSD and UCSB

    It really was an impressive university. From research funding, to quality of the dorms, to athletic facilities and safety and coolness of the area. Plus he should make the top club hockey team which the university is investing in. They just hired a fancy new coach.

  86. ExEx says:

    Didn’t your wife go there?

  87. Libturd says:

    She did, but she was really not pushing him to go there. Gator was more interested in having him at UMass or a smaller school, like TCNJ.

  88. Chicago says:

    Fordham and Syracuse have really fallen off the table. Also surprised how far Penn St and Maryland have slipped into the shitter

  89. Bystander says:

    Pretty sure UMD and PSU have done $hit job at tuition hikes and hammering the out of state students. They are not a value compared to peers anymore

  90. Home Seeker says:


    Do think the insanity in the housing market comes to abrupt end or does it run it’s course over time? For the Tr-state, best guess when and how it ends, Black Swan or other?

  91. Fabius Maximus says:

    “43K Florida over 85K UCSD and UCSB”

    I’m getting away cheap. $13K Commuter at Montclair. Although I am still holding out hope they will take the $6K Bergen CC route.

  92. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Shocking! In Q1, 3M organic local currency sales – a gauge of global nominal GDP – dropped 5.6% YOY with US up 0.4%, Europe down 3.9%, and Asia down 16.7%. Consensus nominal GDP growth for US is +7% YOY. When will the Fed and economists start responding to the real world?


    If you want what she is saying broken down by chatgpt…here.


  93. Boomer Remover says:

    “I can’t believe that a network that is so opposed to gender reaffirming surgery would cut off its own d*ck.”


  94. OneOunceOFPrevention says:


    You DO have to discuss with the boy the “Moscow Rules” approach regarding unwanted pregnancy.

    If there is an issue. No Text, Voicemail or Emails. Phone calls and immediate removal flight via American or Delta into Newark, where you promptly deal with the issue and if need be staying sometime in NJ.

    You got a good deal, but give some credit to overturn of Roe. Red state universities are having trouble attracting new female students. Arizona always attracted the California overflow is having a tough time attracting new students.

  95. Juice Box says:

    Anyone see the NY Times interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci?

    Here is a link to an archived copy.


    Dr. Anthony Fauci finally admits that mask mandates were a failure, as well few people wore effective KN95 or N95 masks. The other cloth and cheap masks did almost nothing.

    “From a broad public health standpoint, at the population level, masks work at the margins – maybe 10%.”

  96. Juice Box says:

    Biden trolling the right..

    Get your Dark Brandon T-Shirt or Mug here.


  97. Libturd says:


    You know I graduated from Montclair. If you are willing to go to class, interact with your professors and join a club or two. It’s really a pretty decent university and an absolute bargain. My only issue was there were too many kids attending who were not really there to learn. My two roommates freshman year included.

  98. Libturd says:

    One Ounce.

    The discussions have been had many times already. The new battle is trying to get him to fill out about 17 more scholarship applications while reviewing and studying for 6 AP exams. We encouraged him not to take so many, but he refused to listen. He has to pay for any exam he does not score a 3 or higher on. Talk about incentive. I doubt I’d really charge him, but he is not that sure that I wouldn’t.

  99. Libturd says:

    Nasdaq turning over.

    Must be tech earnings time.

  100. leftwing says:

    “You are just jealous we chose…Florida over [California]….”

    Just keep the blue state shithole liberal politics up there and don’t infect a decent red state with the Left’s failing policies. ;)

  101. ExEx says:

    I see the rapist in chief is about to go on trial in New York.
    His famous pussy grabber tape is evidence of his defect.
    Should be entertaining. No more Tucker to lob barbs from his bully pulpit.

  102. ExEx says:

    4:08 no fear of that – Though UF has a huge Jewish student population the locals have been decorating campus with hateful graffiti this semester. Is that what you mean??

  103. Old realtor says:

    Home seeker,

    No reason to believe prices will fall off a cliff. I don’t have a crystal ball. The insanity will eventually pass and things will normalize. How it happens and when, I have no clue.

  104. Boomer Remover says:

    Retail rejoice! VIX 1 day was floated today. Ticker: VIX1D.

  105. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Cathie gets it. Going to be a price to pay for all these businesses that became greedy and jumped the prices. Going to unleash a punishing competition that destroys their margins. Good job! Greed is a sin for a reason.

    “Look at the volume declines! The consumer is railing against higher prices. I have never seen declines of this magnitude in the unit volumes of “staples”. In our view, this short-sighted strategy to bolster margins will backfire, to the benefit of generics and store-brands.”


  106. Bystander says:

    Store brands, dufus? Go look at what Shop rite has done. They have moved their crummy Bowl and Basket prices to be 10 to 15c less than major brands. Big deal. There is nowhere to hide..except Aldi’s

  107. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Wait till competition picks up. They are creating an army of customers that now will be counting their pennies and going with the cheapest price. Price to pay for greed. This wasn’t wage generated inflation. This was pure gouging due to supply chain excuse.

  108. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Restaurants really were prob hurt the most from all this. They are end of supply chain and relied on cheap labor. Cheap labor saw the biggest wage gains due to all the price increases in the economy. So a lot of restaurants are going to take a bat to the head. A lot have already and are dead. Going to be a push back by consumer from paying these high prices at restaurants.

    Sad part, restaurants raising prices weren’t gouging. They were raising prices because all their costs were going up from real estate to ingredients to workers.

  109. The Great Pumpkin says:

    I can’t believe Biden running again. Go enjoy retirement. So selfish. Best way to describe trump and biden…selfish. Go enjoy retirement.

  110. The Great Pumpkin says:

    McDonald’s CEO Says Consumers Starting To ‘Push Back’ Against Higher Burger Prices


  111. ExEx says:

    UF has 6,500 Jewish Students (19.1%*)
    34,045 Students Undergrad

  112. leftwing says:

    Yeah, Ex, anti-semitism not really my thing….

    Anyone watching the Isles game? Nice assist by Aho’s face that will likely make highlights lol.

  113. ExEx says:

    8:37 good to know, I know my people can be annoying,
    But they mean well.

  114. Fabius Maximus says:

    Nice to get this out of the way early.

    Bernie Sanders endorses Biden, rules out 2024 bid of his own

  115. Hold my beer says:

    Just got Mamamoo tickets for May.

    They have fantastic voices and sing in harmony. This is them performing live


  116. leftwing says:

    Good people, good culture. Not sure why the world has puked all over them for millennia. Unfortunate.

  117. 3b says:

    Leftwing: Jealousy.

  118. Chicago says:

    Latest business prospect in the queue. I just received this lead.

    Seriously. Came right to my business email.

    Greetings to you,

    I hope this email finds you well. My name is Mr. Moussa Kone, and I
    have emailed you earlier, a few weeks ago, without any response from
    you. I am sending you this second email in respect of my late client,
    a businesswoman/farmer in the Cote d’Ivoire who is a foreigner. My
    client and her only sister died during explosion in Beirut Lebanon, 4
    August, 2020. I am compelled to do this because I would not want the
    bank to push my client’s funds into the bank treasury as dormant
    unclaimed fund because the finance minister has announced to recover
    all funds in dormant account and unclaimed funds to government

    She died together with her next of kin who is her sister, and as such,
    the funds now have an open beneficiary mandate. Fortunately, you are a
    foreigner, so it will be very simple to make you her official next of
    kin, and the money worth 4, 633,000USD (Four million three hundred and
    thirty-three US Dollar) will be released to you, and we will split it
    50/50. If you are interested, please contact me so that I can provide
    you with more information. I have the account details as her account
    officer. Please, I want to let you know that this is strictly secret
    and you are advised not to disclose this information to anyone.

    I look forward to receiving your reply.

    Yours faithfully,
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  119. Juice Box says:

    Celebrities want to get paid, their contracts are very complicated to prove cause as not pay them their millions due. Only hire the best lawyers.

    Tucker Carlson of Fox News and Don Lemon of CNN, who were fired on the same day, have hired the same lawyer. This Hollywood lawyer also represents Chris Cuomo in his lawsuit against CNN.


  120. BananaJoe says:

    Interesting, two of the wokest families I know opted their kids out of Phil Murphy perverted s3x Ed. One is a teacher in another district and one had their young kids gets the shots boosters etc. not sure what that means except they know this stuff is predatory.

  121. Libturd says:

    “Bernie Sanders endorses Biden, rules out 2024 bid of his own”

    Again, Bernie is clearly the better and smarter choice of the two. But he’s not a Democrat.

    If the red team loses to the caveman a second time, it’s going to be pretty embarrassing for them.

  122. Very Stable Genius says:

    With Trump in prison and Tucker gone, we need another TV celebrity to lead the GOP

  123. Trick says:

    Another house just listed for $725, purchased in 18 for mid 5’s, based on the recent sale should have no problem getting it.

  124. Phoenix says:

    Had some things going. Did check into BP, kid wasn’t into them, so didn’t sign up. Thank you anyway. Joyce, your video, yup.

    Joe, not surprised. America is getting the quality of politicians it deserves.

  125. BananaJoe says:

    You said the same thing yesterday and it made no sense then either. The left is by far more intertwined with celebrity culture. Stick to retweeting other people.

  126. Phoenix says:


    Trump was a celebrity. He had a television show. You can’t get more intertwined than that.

    Not that I am saying the other side isn’t. But America runs on marketing. It’s why America is so afraid of TikTok. It’s the best platform for amplifying confirmation bias to astronomical levels.

  127. leftwing says:

    Repubs are fucked, Lib. DJT will not back down and no matter who else may top the ticket nor what the Party may say (or how rational it would be for any individual) there is enough of a cult for him that the Rs won’t be able to turn out these marginal voters and will lose. Talking order of magnitude of single digit percentages of R base.

    DJT is a sociopath, he will take pleasure in burning down any R if he is not the nominee…the only way for Rs to win the WH will be if DJT is actually convicted and unable to run….well played so far by the Dems and their judicial proxies…as always, a tactical step or two ahead of the Rs.

    Separately, looking to lean into a GEHC short…good company, just overpriced and won’t likely see new ATHs…may in that case do it by writing some calls up the ladder if enough liquidity…

    Pumpkin, buckle up….life science product and service spending soft so far, both DHR and TMO came up short in their ERs. Sector funding crunch. DNA ER 5/14.

  128. leftwing says:

    “The left is by far more intertwined with celebrity culture…”

    “Trump was a celebrity. He had a television show. You can’t get more intertwined than that. Not that I am saying the other side isn’t.”

    Just coincidental DJT was on TV, you could put him in any other of a half dozen boxes….TV ‘celebrity’ status really had little to do with his nomination…

    Left is MUCH worse…remember Michael Avenatti? LOL, Dems were talking about him as a nominee….ditto Oprah, ditto Michelle OBama….celebrity culture IS the Left…hell, even AOC hit the Met Ball…..

  129. Hold my beer says:


    I registered and got into the blackpink presale. We saw them in October. Kids voted not to travel to see them. I was thinking of combining annual summer trip to see my parents with going to Blackpink. So I bought tickets to see Mamamoo this morning instead. Cheaper and they are going to be in Fort Worth. I don’t think your kid would like them either. They’re style is an R & B/Jazz.

    We had nose bleed seats to see Blackpink last year. It was $125 or $150 a ticket plus fees. And the screens at American Airlines are small.

    Got middle of the second section from the stage for $135 for Mamamoo in Dickies Arena in Fort Worth. Can actually see them without using the screens. Saw Twice there last year. We had decent seats and the screens were huge. Like at least 6-7 stories tall. If Dickies uses those screens for all their shows will buy the cheap seats in the future to go to shows more often.

  130. leftwing says:

    LOL, who knew….the NJRE real estate, politics, stock, college, hockey, auto, and girl Kpop report!

    You go guys! Seriously, impressed.

  131. Hold my beer says:

    Left wing

    I might see tove lo this year. I think she’s Swedish. My son’s concert buddies don’t want to go, and since I took him to see a bunch of old fart groups last summer I feel I owe him.

  132. ExEx says:

    Faux news is one giant right-wing tabloid. The largest media conglomerate in the world runs Faux News, yet somehow it’s viewers and other rubes are convinced somehow Faux isn’t “mainstream media”.

  133. ExEx says:

    “Celebrity” at least the dime store variety that Trump brought is literally all the right has. That and white power provocateurs pushing replacement theory and grievance politics.

  134. Juice Box says:

    Ex – put down the doobie already. Comcast is way bigger with Warner Media a close second. But you don’t count the left-wing tabloids I gather in the who’s who of media conglomerates. Look Rachel Maddow spent years obsessing over Russia and the idea that the Kremlin was controlling the White House. That was pure insanity for years!

  135. Bystander says:

    SUN SEP 17, 2023 – 4:00 PM Forest Hills Stadium
    Outlaw Music Festival feat. Willie Nelson & Family,
    Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros, The String Cheese Incident, Los Lobos, Particle Kid

    For music lovers, this is more up my alley..what a lineup. Forest Hills is best outdoor stadium in area IMHO. Intimate and good sound. I did not know that Particle Kid is Willie’s son Micah.

  136. BananaJoe says:

    It’s the old let’s accuse the other side of exactly what we’re doing playbook.

    Most blatant examples today are the disinformation, censorship, and election interference accusations.

    Its why the left has gone apoplectic over Taibbi. For those interested, he’s shown exactly what they’ve been up to behind the scenes. More 1984 stuff.

    blinken was the one who started the menu to get the laptop censored as disinformation. All three of those cards played at once.

    Huge story that the left puts into the fake news by omitting bin.

  137. Libturd says:

    “fake news by omitting bin.”

    Nah. Omitting bin, yes. Never heard anyone deny the plausibility of it. This is one they defend by saying, it’s not illegal.

  138. ExEx says:

    “…By now, everyone knows that Donald Trump probably could not have become president without “The Apprentice.” The show completely transformed his image — an assertion further solidified this week by the New York Times’s bombshell investigation on Trump’s taxes. The paper reported that the NBC reality competition series not only helped rocket Trump to further fame, but fortune: he earned $427 million from the show.”

  139. ExEx says:

    As the Times detailed, the magic of “The Apprentice” was that it showcased Trump, who had lost millions over the years, as a hugely successful titan of business; the opening minutes of the premiere showed the famous real estate developer riding in a limousine intercut with scenes of a building, casino and plane all emblazoned with his name. In reality, Trump had reportedly recently lost nearly $90 million from his businesses, yet, as the Times wrote, “that image of the self-made, self-saved mogul, beamed into the national consciousness, would help fuel Mr. Trump’s improbable election to the White House.”
    “You may assume that when the show premiered in January 2004, people didn’t really care (or outside New York City, didn’t really know) about Trump’s reputation as an egomaniacal and previously bankrupt businessman, despite the tabloids chronicling his ups and downs and outrageous behavior for years. But looking at media coverage around the “The Apprentice” debut, the opposite appeared to be true. Many critics, TV reporters and industry experts were well aware, and quite vocal, about Trump’s role as a controversial figure and a punchline — even if the show tried to gloss over that unpleasantness.”

  140. BananaJoe says:

    Okay, that’s fine but it kind of makes all of the bellyaching over Jan 6 ring hollow. Another let’s accuse the other of exactly what we’re doing. Let’s put an end to the attack on Democracy tripe.

  141. ExEx says:

    January 6 bellyaching? WTF?

  142. ExEx says:

    The only thing hollow is the sound your tiny brain makes rattling around in your noggin.

  143. chicagofinance says:

    DJT will get crushed in Nov 2024. There is no way he polls north of 40%. It will be a landslide for Biden. The whole middle is not going to show up, or if they do, it will be to ensure DJT is doomed. Here’s hoping they both suffer a stroke as soon as possible.

    leftwing says:
    April 26, 2023 at 10:11 am
    Repubs are fucked, Lib. DJT will not back down and no matter who else may top the ticket nor what the Party may say (or how rational it would be for any individual) there is enough of a cult for him that the Rs won’t be able to turn out these marginal voters and will lose. Talking order of magnitude of single digit percentages of R base.

    DJT is a sociopath, he will take pleasure in burning down any R if he is not the nominee…the only way for Rs to win the WH will be if DJT is actually convicted and unable to run….well played so far by the Dems and their judicial proxies…as always, a tactical step or two ahead of the Rs.

  144. Libturd says:

    As long as both parties continue to give passes to the widespread corruption and immorality of their leaders, the size of their crimes will continue to grow. Fuck, the speaker of the house had no issue insider trading and the former President of the US had no issue asking the Secretary of State in Georgia to manufacture enough votes to overturn the election. You are right BananaJoe. January 6th pales in comparison with what our supposed leaders get away with. Yet both parties and their voters are always ready, willing and able to reelect the same crooks for additional terms. It’s laughable. Really, it is. Do you know what else is laughable? Thinking any of them are in it for anyone but themselves.

  145. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Left, this is going to be the test. Conviction will be tested. I hope they can hold this range.

    “Pumpkin, buckle up….life science product and service spending soft so far, both DHR and TMO came up short in their ERs. Sector funding crunch. DNA ER 5/14.”

  146. ExEx says:

    Walt Disney sued Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday, alleging there has been a “targeted campaign of government retaliation” orchestrated by the governor “as punishment for Disney’s protected speech.”

    In a complaint that was sent to Barron’s, Disney (ticker: DIS) alleged a campaign by DeSantis has threatened the company’s business operations, as well as the economic success of the region, and was a violation of Disney’s constitutional rights.

    “Disney takes seriously its responsibility to shareholders, employees, and the many residents and local businesses in Central Florida whose livelihoods depend on Walt Disney World. And Disney now is forced to defend itself against a State weaponizing its power to inflict political punishment,” the complaint read.

  147. Phoenix says:

    Hockey dad from N.J. charged in hotel attack that left another dad critically injured:

    Ohh, Vinny. She wasn’t worth it.

    A 46-year-old New Jersey man beat a man he believed was having an affair with his wife unconscious at a Pennsylvania hotel

  148. Hold my beer says:

    Last month I got my new asthma meds since insurance would t pay for old one. CVS with the discount card was $46. I had the prescription transferred to a local specialty pharmacy. Todays refill was $0.00. Winning

  149. Phoenix says:

    The Empire Strikes Back

    Disney SUES Ron DeSantis in war over control of Reedy Creek: Company accuses Florida Governor of a ‘targeted campaign of government retaliation’ and a political effort to hurt its business

  150. Phoenix says:

    Yup. Corporate bull shite.

  151. Hold my beer says:


    I didn’t even have to use the discount card the doctor gave me.

    I think local Compounding and specialty pharmacies are the place to go for anything other than generic antibiotics

  152. Phoenix says:

    Elizabeth Holmes is seen walking barefoot on the beach with her husband and beloved babies as she AVOIDS reporting to prison tomorrow after court grants her appeal.

    White women are unconvictable in America. She must have skin coated in titanium dixoide polytetrafluoroethylene.

  153. Phoenix says:

    Must be something wrong with me, for some reason I find this redhead attractive.

    The water bottles would be flying and I would ask her if she wants to go out on a date.


  154. Hold my beer says:


    Highly entertaining. Looked like in n out .

  155. Hold my beer says:

    To sit in the upper deck of the meadowlands and face the stage for blackpink is $156 a ticket plus taxes and fees.

    I think Twice is a funner show and their music over the last 1.5 years is better too. And the seats are a lot cheaper.

  156. Phoenix says:

    I liked that when she got out of the car for the second time the two “boys” ran and hid back inside mommies Subaru.

    Lots of hot sauce on that tamale.

  157. Libturd says:

    Is the market turning over? Me thinks maybe.

  158. Hold my beer says:


    She would hurt you. 😂

  159. Phoenix says:


  160. No One says:

    Chifi, Leftwing,
    The funny thing is that 75% of Republicans I know are saying the same thing about DJT, they don’t want him to run. A bunch of my connected FL Republican friends are also very upset that DeSantis signed the 6wk abortion bill which they say will make him unelectable too. Won’t matter because the duncecap republicans will be voting for DJT it seems. I was joking that Trump brought down the IQ of the avg republican voter by 20 points. Several ways. His new voters seem to have average IQs of 80, whilst a lot of traditional Republican voters with IQs over 110 won’t be voting for DJT.
    I wonder if DJT watched “Idiocracy” and thought of it as a political strategy map.
    I’d vote Libertarian again, I can picture them getting a few more percent next time, but they’re just such losers. Seems like the old WSJ economic freedom Republicans have pretty much disappeared at this point. Replaced by nationalist populists.

  161. Libturd says:

    I still think a centrist from either party would destroy Biden. I spent a weekend with a mix of dads from South Jersey and Pennsy. They are fed up with identity politics. Though clearly members of the live and let live clan, they are sick of it being shoved in their faces. All are against abortion as a form of birth control, but can’t believe rape babies must be brought to term. On guns, they also have sensible compromising positions. They too do not see a choice in Trump, DeSantis or Biden. Many will vote NOTA like I usually do.

  162. chicagofinance says:

    I think Desantis has also disqualified himself. Not that it is the case, but he is taking such extreme public positions on many issues, any centerist has to assume he is a whackadoodle…… I won’t vote for him either….. not that it matters anyway.

  163. Libturd says:

    I told you all he constantly cuts of his nose to spite his face.

  164. Boomer Remover says:

    When moppy hair got out, I initially thought that was Andrew Callaghan from Ch 5 news. Also, red heir is either wearing a nose protector from having her nose broken just recently, or something is up because the nose doesn’t match the face.

    I can’t unhear Holmes’ voice.

  165. leftwing says:

    I think DeSantis is being ‘advised’ and I don’t mean that as a compliment.

    Pre-Clinton, if most of us can remember, politicians more frequently ran on what they actually believed and intended to do and less on what the army of policy advisers and public opinion polls indicate.

    Clinton mastered the ability to reflect back whatever the populace as polled desired and capitalized on that skill. Since then politicians can’t answer a question honestly without mentally running it through a matrix of potential outcomes.

    DeSantis unpolished is at his best. During COVID I was down there for weeks recall, he was articulate, passionate, and reasoned. And very attractive because of those qualities. Now, at a mic, you can literally see him searching for the ‘right’ wording he was instructed to use. And bumbling simple questions with weak, meaningless, and lost responses.

    Prior posts pointed to DJT being elected as a ‘media star’. Not close. He got elected because he was unvarnished. You didn’t have to agree with him but he called it as he saw it. If someone held idiotic beliefs, he called them an idiot. If a country was our enemy, he sanctioned them. If people were pouring unfettered over our border he said build a wall. Simple, straightforward. Not opinion poll tested. Too bad he’s a total narcissist that drove off the cliff.

  166. ExEx says:

    Invents splits from her brothers and gets her own council.
    What are the odds she flips?

  167. ExEx says:

    I’d love to see a really strong 3rd party candidate!

  168. leftwing says:

    You’d need a 3rd party that could draw from both D and R equally, or you just get the senile old man again…

    How about this DOA….Repubs take one their real centrists – the guys I actually dislike – and find a D centrist who is tired of that Party’s BS and convince him to run as VP on the R ticket.

    Goal would be to take the entire middle, D and R.

    Delineate the Oval Office policies up front for the electorate, would need to compromise. Veto any 6 week, rape abortion bill that would make it out of Congress. Rs would have to give up more…D VP candidate would be invisible if this didn’t work one for doing it and secondly for the compromises he would need to accept.

    No time to confirm but pretty sure there is precedent for split ticket Pres/VP, even if it were in the early days of the Republic.

  169. Bystander says:

    True ad – yes, this is how dumb Fox News is, along with their “trusting viewers”. Must be the Trump inauguration calculator at work again.


  170. Phoenix says:

    Disney Mouse just left a pile of turds on DeSantis’s counter.

    That mouse brings in lots of money for the salty state of Flo Rida.

    The state of boomers and gang bangers. Where the old goats drive drunk in golf carts to Dennys to pay pennies on a cheap breakfast.

    It’s the land of artificial joint and breast implants.

  171. The Great Pumpkin says:

    That’s why I am here. I see DNA as a leading disrupter in a field that truly doesn’t exist yet, but will, and it will grow like a mo’fer.

    $DNA has a formidable team of young talented Ivy league caliber scientists, they are maturing , they have a very clear sense of direction compared to prior years , it is just a matter of time before Ginkgo erupts as a disruptor, ..worth the risk for every penny invested

  172. Bystander says:

    ..And pennies it will be , dingus along with sh^tcoin

  173. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Maybe, time will tell. I believe this is the future. I see them as the microsoft apple of this new and upcoming sector.

  174. leftwing says:

    The below is supposed to be an investment case for DNA. Read it. Like don’t just scan it and go ‘yeah’, read it with discerning eye.

    It was written by a 19 year old. At best. With a few grand of net worth, on a good day.

    C’mon man….

    “DNA has a formidable team of young talented Ivy league caliber scientists, they are maturing , they have a very clear sense of direction compared to prior years , it is just a matter of time before Ginkgo erupts as a disruptor…”

  175. Juice Box says:

    Better Video left…from a Columbia Univ meeting with the heads of media.


  176. Phoenix says:

    Hard to argue with the truth.

    I can’t see things getting much better anytime soon.


  177. Juice Box says:

    Phoenix – That was the same guy who called out AOC at her NYC town hall in October over her support for the war.

    I recently spoke to my cousin in Ireland who owns a pub, he regularly has patrons now from Ukraine, the tiny country of Ireland has taken in around 100,000 Ukrainians, about 40,000 school age, the rest the adults made up of around as much as perhaps 30,000 adult males who perhaps should be back home fighting for their country, instead they are sitting in a pub in Ireland waiting for the war to end. I imagine if the leaked pentagon papers are true Ukraine has suffered massive losses, they will need their men home to press on in this war. Otherwise it will be our men on the front lines next. We just this month added Finland to NATO and another 830 miles of Russian border where things can go wrong.

    The rumors of a Moscow strike were just confirmed in the Washington post. If they are going to do that they are risking nuclear annihilation and escalation. That should be unacceptable to everyone. This needs to end now another year or more and there is bound to be an escalation either intentional or accidental but still completely unacceptable.

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