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  1. We had a pineapple express come here last week.   We had a flood watch and all.   It has been clear without much rain since then.   I wouldn't say it is BBQ weather but it is dry and warmer, highs in high 60s low 70s.     But it is smelling really good in the house and outside right now.


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  2. Got 4 pork butts smoking right now ahead of my wife's preschool end of year celebration.   I did two in the smoker to smoke them up and pulled them out to put in the oven at 200F.   I just put the other two in the smoker.   I'm telling you what, this is looking really good!!!   I figuree I'll let the 2nd batch stay in the smoker for a longer period of time.   When I pulled the first set out, they were at 130F.   I'll probably go a little longer with the 2nd set.   Besides, the chips  apparently weren't done smoking .  I dropped them in our fire pit and they are smoking away out there, still burning.  

    I injected with pineapple, brown sugar, salt, worstershire, soy, liquid smoke, and tabasco.  

    I think it is going to be really  really good.   Tomorrow is the time of truth at the party.   Ionel, if you are in the area, come on over.   Just follow your nose!


  3. 11 minutes ago, Offthemat said:

    This is probably incorrect.  While spending may or may not be reduced, it’s quite possible that the deficit will be reduced due to increased economic activity. 

    That has always been the mantra.   It hasn't worked so far.   There is a tried and true method here that has been practiced ever since money was developed.   Do spend more than you bring in.   Period.  You can say, we borrow for houses and cars.   And if we can't make the payments such as in 2008, things go south real fast. 

    We are a long way from not adding to the debt but we could be adding less and less actual dollars over the short term.   Keep that static.   The interest should stay static as well.   Then we have our expenditures somewhat equal to or less than what is brought in.   It's a trick as old as time.   Don't spend more than you have.   The Federales need to relearn that.


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  4. RV-I don't think it would take drastic cuts.   Cut budgets 10% and revenue will catch up in a little while.

    2023 expenditures were 6.13  Trillion.    Revenues were 4.44 Trillion.   Deficit was 1.7 Trillion.    We no longer have to spend for Covid.   We shoudn't be spending a dime on illegal immigrants.   There is room to cut budgets.  Budgets can be easily cut by 10%, not cut 10% of the growth for next year, cut 10%.   The only thing that can't be cut is the debt interest payments.   It is well known that the federal goverment is extremely wasteful. 

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released his 2023 “Festivus” Report, totaling ~$900,000,000,000 in government waste.Dec 22, 2023
    If true, if 900B is wasteful, that can be gotten rid of without consequence.   Then 800 Billion has to be cut.   That is just over the 10% originally noted. 
  5. Yes, that is what will happen.   if it gets too much we will just not pay it.   That is the long storied history of governments who overextend.   But then no one will give us their money anymore so something needs to be done now.   But it won't.   We are too addicted to free crap the gov gives.   Obviously they don't give it, we pay for it. 


  6. 1 hour ago, ThreePointTakedown said:

    Yes. Equated yourself to terrorists. Well played!

    What's your next trick?

    You are a treat TPT.   You twist and squirm to change what people say to make them demons.   I did not equate myself to terrorists.   Not even close.  That is a lie you tell yourself with a smugness that allows you to think you are winning an argument.   It is a ridiculous narrative you weave and everyone can see it.   You might try something else, this isn't working for you. 

    I have been very clear here about what I think.   IDF goes after Hamas operatives.   If they are hiding with civilians, and civilians get hurt or killed, that is on Hamas.   I do not think IDF should or does target civilians.   But if Hamas will use them as shields, that is on Hamas.   Hamas should have thought about that before attacking innocent civilians in Israel on Oct 7.   And it is apparent they did. 

    Sinwa of Hamas wants casualties.   He is very clear that more Gazan civilian casualties, the better.   He is the monster you should be concerned with because he has very real power over there.   I, who have been very clearly on the opposite of him, should not concern you one bit.   And you know that but try to warp what has been written on here.  

    Your fake outrage is very transparent.  Your attempt to equalize me with terrorists is laughable.   One of the worst comparisons I have ever heard.   You need a new bag of tricks. 


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  7. https://www.crfb.org/blogs/interest-costs-just-surpassed-defense-and-medicare

    In the first seven months of Fiscal Year (FY) 2024, spending on net interest has reached $514 billion, surpassing spending on both national defense ($498 billion) and Medicare ($465 billion). Overall spending has totaled $3.9 trillion thus far.

    They said we would get here and now we have.   Debt is the #1 expenditure int he budget and that is not bringing any of the debt down.   It is only paying the interest.   We cannot keep going like this.



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  8. Not a complete answer, but I think at the very least, persons convicted of violent crimes should be able to have their 2nd Amendment rights stripped.   Not  just any felon, but those convicted of violent crime.  

    Not sure about much else.   Like I said, not a complete answer.


  9. 10 hours ago, RockLobster said:

    You know better than to post something that suggests wood is the answer.

    Is it that you think it's funny to be such a giant dope in an otherwise semi-serious conversation?

    I often find you funny - but not here. Just a giant dope.

    Wow RL.   Just wow. 


  10. 14 hours ago, Threadkilla said:

    Walter White,  about 6 charactors in the Sopranos,   Reverand Jim from Taxi.  Raylon Givins Justified, Wayne,( from the show Wayne which is awesome if you have't seen it).  H.I McCdonough Raising Arizona,  Fezzik Princess Bride and anthing Charles Lawton did in the 30's and 40's.  Mainly his Hunchback of Notre Dame 1939

    Yes, the Reverend Jim.   Now that was a unique character and hilarious.   He could not be a main character but who didn't want to at least see him a little in each episode?   He was awesome.


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