January 31, 2017

Democrats Boycott Finance Committee, In Order to Delay Confirmation Votes on Treasury Secretary Nominee Mnuchin and HHS Secretary Nominee Price
— Ace

They boycotted last night's vote and then again boycotted today's rescheduled 10 am vote.

Orrin Hatch claims he hopes they'll show up for the next rescheduled meeting, but I doubt it.

Hatch is complaining that "this is the most pathetic thing I've ever seen" but I'm sure he'll roll over for the obstructionists because the only important thing is cowegiality and fwiends.

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1 Just like old times!

Posted by: Bill Frist at January 31, 2017 09:18 AM (u0s1P)

2 So declare the Senate in recess. Boom. Recess appointments.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at January 31, 2017 09:19 AM (ATsoh)

3 Hatch is complaining that "this is the most pathetic thing I've ever seen" Oh just wait.

Posted by: blaster at January 31, 2017 09:19 AM (tewYv)

4 If we could get Trump in office, can we also get the GOPe out of office?

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or TEXIT) at January 31, 2017 09:19 AM (5G252)

5 Maybe they should deem Mnuchin and Price to be passed.  That deem-and-pass thing seems to have worked once before.

Posted by: Qoheleth at January 31, 2017 09:20 AM (iIzG7)

6 I second the recess appointments.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at January 31, 2017 09:21 AM (hKi6n)

7 Can we make sure they're sodomized with a three-foot pole when they come back?

Posted by: JEM at January 31, 2017 09:21 AM (TppKb)

8 Hatch is complaining that "this is the most pathetic thing I've ever seen"...

So far, that is....

Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 31, 2017 09:21 AM (wtvvX)

9 So declare the Senate in recess. Boom. Recess appointments. But that isn't permanent... I say let the Dems hang themselves with this...

Posted by: deplorable donna at January 31, 2017 09:21 AM (O2RFr)

10 VOICE VOTE TIME!!!!

Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 31, 2017 09:21 AM (wtvvX)

11 So declare the Senate in recess. Boom. Recess appointments. Yeah, there must be some parliamentary maneuver that would be a big F.U. to these cock-holes.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 31, 2017 09:21 AM (ty7RM)

12 I thought they could be compelled to attend, not that we could expect that kind of backbone from anyone in charge, but it would be nice to see Trump just unload on em.

Posted by: IP at January 31, 2017 09:21 AM (PgCSb)

13 Can we get to the part where senators start having fights while one person has the floor? They have those in other countries, and it's one part about the American system that I feel is lacking.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 31, 2017 09:22 AM (KUaJL)

14 Being the silent majority is never a lot of fun. But it's much more dignified than the screeching minority. Case in point: the reeking skankdom in that Women's March.

Posted by: m [/b][/i][/s][/u] at January 31, 2017 09:22 AM (3jGss)

15 Scwew fwiendship.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 31, 2017 09:22 AM (Rsi2C)

16 Steven Mnuchin http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6518391/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr5

Posted by: blaster at January 31, 2017 09:22 AM (tewYv)

17 Don't they have a sergeant-at-arms, to track down member who've forgotten their duties and physically help them report for work?  Or is that just for the House?

Posted by: Qoheleth at January 31, 2017 09:22 AM (iIzG7)

18 Remember when all the WI dems ran away to Illinois to avoid participating in Scott Walker legislation ? How'd that work out ?

Posted by: McCool at January 31, 2017 09:22 AM (TQxRy)

19 So why not just hold the vote without them?

Posted by: Farmer Bob at January 31, 2017 09:22 AM (mN+tK)

20 Hatch is complaining that "this is the most pathetic thing I've ever seen" but I'm sure he'll roll over for the obstructionists because the only important thing is cowegiality and fwiends. ===================== I'm really not sure about this. Comity in the Senate is something that most of these people treasure. Democrats are shitting all over it. Another thing that's important is that presidents be given prerogative over their choices for SCOTUS and cabinet positions. Democrats aren't doing a normal opposition thing, they're doing terrible, Ted Kennedy to a young volunteer, type things to the idea. I think it might be enough to convince some of the more upstanding members of the upper chamber to nuke the filibuster. Maybe.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 31, 2017 09:22 AM (BjrOM)

21 If Democrats don't show up in the Senate, just move on without them.

Posted by: Soothsayer GT with Electronic Fuel Injection at January 31, 2017 09:23 AM (o46tc)

22 Comity in the Senate is something that most of these people treasure. Democrats are shitting all over it. Won't be the first time.

Posted by: Preston Brooks at January 31, 2017 09:24 AM (tewYv)

23 I got Willowed on an earlier thread: remember when the WI demotard group bravely ran away to Il? IIRC, the state police had to drag their sorry asses back across the state line.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 31, 2017 09:24 AM (ty7RM)

24 Having to get one minority vote is really more of what you'd call a guideline than a rule.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at January 31, 2017 09:24 AM (QQ+il)

25 11 So declare the Senate in recess. Boom. Recess appointments. Yeah, there must be some parliamentary maneuver that would be a big F.U. to these cock-holes. Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 31, 2017 02:21 PM (ty7RM) ==================== I really wouldn't want to establish that as precedent. The next time we have a Democratic president and senate, they'll do it the second Republicans offer up any resistance to an appointee.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 31, 2017 09:24 AM (BjrOM)

26 Committee chairs, like the Majority Leader, can have the sergeant-at-arms bring in absent members to make a quorum. It's in the rules and it's been done before, as in Robert Byrd having a Senator brought in feet first.

Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable MMA Afficianado at January 31, 2017 09:24 AM (RD7QR)

27 Hatch is an ass.

Posted by: Ronster at January 31, 2017 09:24 AM (CDUSe)

28 So why not just hold the vote without them?
Posted by: Farmer Bob at January 31, 2017 02:22 PM (mN+tK)


I think because the rules require a quorum in order to votes to proceed.

No Democrats?
No quorum.
No votes.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at January 31, 2017 09:24 AM (5NCiy)

29 I see McConnell is doing his usual bangup job in moving things smoothly along in the Senate. This is a really golden opportunity for Trump to go, "hmm can't get anyone confirmed to run these departments? Eh well I'll just shut the whole thing down." Oh you don't want Pruitt in charge of the EPA? How about we have no EPA, period?

Posted by: John Nada at January 31, 2017 09:24 AM (pCUr3)

30 This is all the Democrats have. Childish, emotional temper tantrums. They have no gravitas.

Posted by: ALH at January 31, 2017 09:24 AM (uLuPn)

31 Bet those Dems coming up for re-election in 2018 in States that went for Trump are shitting their pants about now...

Posted by: deplorable donna at January 31, 2017 09:24 AM (O2RFr)

32 Can we get to the part where senators start having fights while one person has the floor?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 31, 2017 02:22 PM (KUaJL)

Parliament was built (supposedly) so that opposing MPs were outside of sword range from each other.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 31, 2017 09:24 AM (rF0hx)

33 So, what is the recourse?

At some point the Dems refusing to do their job should trigger moving on without them, right?

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 31, 2017 09:25 AM (NOIQH)

34 I went to find the Democrat Senators and I was told they ran across the border to Canada!

Posted by: Sergeant at Arms at January 31, 2017 09:25 AM (hA1V+)

35 24: "Having to get one minority vote is really more of what you'd call a guideline than a rule." How about just kicking them off the committee?

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or TEXIT) at January 31, 2017 09:25 AM (5G252)

36 So instead of the finance committee approving Mnuchin and Price 12-11, they approve them 12-0.  I don't see how this is a problem.

Posted by: Qoheleth at January 31, 2017 09:25 AM (iIzG7)

37 18 Remember when all the WI dems ran away to Illinois to avoid participating in Scott Walker legislation ? How'd that work out ? Posted by: McCool at January 31, 2017 02:22 PM (TQxRy) ===================== Hillary won WI, they have 2 Democratic senators, and the state legislature is firmly in the hands of the Democratic party. Oh wait...that didn't happen.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 31, 2017 09:25 AM (BjrOM)

38 Hatch is complaining that "this is the most pathetic thing I've ever seen"

====







heh


Posted by: Officer Paddy O'Irony at January 31, 2017 09:25 AM (toH8T)

39 Someday someone will have to explain to me why Mel Carnahan's stupid wife was allowed to become a US senator.

Posted by: Soothsayer GT with Electronic Fuel Injection at January 31, 2017 09:25 AM (o46tc)

40 Hatch is complaining that"this is the most pathetic thing I've ever seen"


But I will do absolutely nothing about it.  You're the pathetic one Orrin.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at January 31, 2017 09:26 AM (Enq6K)

41 They have no gravitas.

Posted by: ALH at January 31, 2017 02:24 PM (uLuPn)

They don't care about gravitas...they care about winning. They are trying a variety of different things and waiting to see which ones work.

This is calculated.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 31, 2017 09:26 AM (rF0hx)

42 25: "The next time we have a Democratic president and senate, they'll do it the second Republicans offer up any resistance to an appointee." But that will never happen. Because republicans never offer any resistance.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or TEXIT) at January 31, 2017 09:26 AM (5G252)

43 Doesn't the majority leader appoint committees and essentially make the rules (ala Harry Reid overruling the parliamentarian when nuking the filibuster)- just let old Mitch appoint a quorums worth of republicans to each committee, change any rules necessary in order to do so and overrule the parliamentarian if he pushes back. Viola, now you're running the place like Harry.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at January 31, 2017 09:26 AM (mN+tK)

44
Oh you don't want Pruitt in charge of the EPA? How about we have no EPA, period?

Posted by: John Nada at January 31, 2017 02:24 PM (pCUr3)


Yup.

Posted by: local news at January 31, 2017 09:26 AM (1isJI)

45 Can they pass a law where if they don't fulfill their committee duties? Like, you know, everyone else who works.

Posted by: Flyguy at January 31, 2017 09:27 AM (3sOO0)

46 Remember when the Dems in Texas fled the state and hid in a cheap Oklahoma hotel to try to avoid quorum? Its infantile, like 70 year old people sitting on the floor of congress to try to deny people constitutionally-protected human rights.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 31, 2017 09:27 AM (39g3+)

47 29; best idea yet. shut the fucker down. less shitting in the hallways.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 31, 2017 09:27 AM (KP5rU)

48 Recess the Senate and Recess appoint them

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 31, 2017 09:27 AM (sRFAL)

49 Time for the Senate GOP to shit or get off the pot. Playtime is over.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 31, 2017 09:27 AM (Jcg9Q)

50 Parliament was built (supposedly) so that opposing MPs were outside of sword range from each other. How about bows?

Posted by: Sir Lancelot at January 31, 2017 09:27 AM (u0s1P)

51 Excuse me, where if they don't fulfill their duties they don't get paid. Stupid interrupted train of thought.

Posted by: Flyguy at January 31, 2017 09:27 AM (3sOO0)

52 Can we make sure they're sodomized with a three-foot pole when they come back?

I knew I should have run for the senate!

Posted by: Barney Frank at January 31, 2017 09:27 AM (YEelc)

53 But I will do absolutely nothing about it. You're the pathetic one Orrin. He already said He won't back the nuclear option for the SCOTUS nomination...

Posted by: deplorable donna at January 31, 2017 09:27 AM (O2RFr)

54 The Constitution requires a majority of senators (51) for a quorum. You may now continue.

Posted by: @SOEarpiece at January 31, 2017 09:27 AM (QQ+il)

55 The petulance is amazing.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Bans, Slams, and Frenzies! Midwinter Sale at the Outrage Outlet! at January 31, 2017 09:28 AM (hLRSq)

56 How about bows?
Posted by: Sir Lancelot at January 31, 2017 02:27 PM (u0s1P)
_______________________________


Long, or Cross?

Posted by: IP at January 31, 2017 09:28 AM (PgCSb)

57 Oregon, I sent my email to the President. I didn't include the request for the AoSHQ EO, but I did include this: P.S. Please consider getting a puppy for Barron when he moves to the White House. P.P.S. On behalf of Mark Steyn, please make Kinder Eggs legal in the USA.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at January 31, 2017 09:28 AM (Om16U)

58 >>> Hatch is complaining that "this is the most pathetic thing I've ever seen" but I'm sure he'll roll over for the obstructionists because the only important thing is cowegiality and fwiends. He also called them idiots. Looks someone really wants to keep his senate seat!!! I think he will hold firm, he is smart enough to read the 2016 election tea leaves. Whether the voters are smart enough to can him is another story...

Posted by: LizLem at January 31, 2017 09:28 AM (hvf9s)

59
This is not the hill to die on.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at January 31, 2017 09:28 AM (toH8T)

60 Why even listen to Democrats any more? They are a dead party.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 31, 2017 09:28 AM (nIGPZ)

61 I think it might be enough to convince some of the more upstanding members of the upper chamber to nuke the filibuster. Maybe. Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 31, 2017 02:22 PM (BjrOM) ------- My concern is with the rules of the committee, which is where this is being held up. My general opinion, were I in charge of the "world's most august deliberative body" would be that your seat on a committee is only safe so long as you ATTEND that committee's meetings. Yes, I know these childish games are as old as the Senate.

Posted by: Moron Pundit at January 31, 2017 09:28 AM (xeeHA)

62 22 Comity in the Senate is something that most of these people treasure. Democrats are shitting all over it.
Won't be the first time.
Posted by: Preston Brooks at January 31, 2017 02:24 PM (tewYv)


IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE YOU WHUPPED REPUBLICAN SENATOR CHARLES SUMNER HALF TO DEATH WITH YOUR CANE.

Posted by: Ben Roethlisberger at January 31, 2017 09:28 AM (5NCiy)

63 Remember when the Dems in Texas fled the state and hid in a cheap Oklahoma hotel to try to avoid quorum? Didn't Wisconsin dems hide out in a Chicagoland "Tilted Kilt" one time, too?

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at January 31, 2017 09:28 AM (OVUYQ)

64 So, help me out here;

If any of the people resisting confirming President Trump's cabinet picks are black, does that make them racist?

I mean, over the last 8 years the exact same thing, just with the colors reversed, DEFINITELY was racism. Straight-up, no other reason possible.

It's still the same, right? Right?

Once we get THAT settled, we can move on to the gridlock-is-the-worst-thing-unless-we're-the-ones-doing-it thing.

That's kinda confusing, too.

Logically speaking, of course.

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at January 31, 2017 09:28 AM (nd1zx)

65 56 How about bows? Posted by: Sir Lancelot at January 31, 2017 02:27 PM (u0s1P) _______________________________ Long, or Cross? Posted by: IP at January 31, 2017 02:28 PM (PgCSb) African or European?

Posted by: Insomniac at January 31, 2017 09:28 AM (0mRoj)

66 Hatch is complaining that "this is the most pathetic thing I've ever seen" He means since he shaved this morning?

Posted by: moon over vermont at January 31, 2017 09:28 AM (kUmUV)

67 Long, or Cross? We have the Holy Hand Grenade.

Posted by: Sir Lancelot at January 31, 2017 09:28 AM (u0s1P)

68 I hereby appoint Molotov Cocktail as EPA Administrator.

Posted by: JEM at January 31, 2017 09:28 AM (TppKb)

69 O/T - Lyft responded to my email, and somewhat respectfully noted that people could differ on their views of President Trump's executive order and hoped I would come back. Nope!.

Posted by: LASue, the most deplorable at January 31, 2017 09:28 AM (CLKfs)

70 Doesn't the majority leader appoint committees and essentially make the rules (ala Harry Reid overruling the parliamentarian when nuking the filibuster)- just let old Mitch appoint a quorums worth of republicans to each committee, change any rules necessary in order to do so and overrule the parliamentarian if he pushes back. Viola, now you're running the place like Harry. ******************** McConnell seems to think changing the rules to benefit the GOP would just mean the democrats would use the same rules down the road to screw us over. Fuck that. If changing the rules to make the dims completely powerless can assure us a center right supreme court for decades and new laws on the books cutting taxes, regulations, building the wall, etc go for it.

Posted by: John Nada at January 31, 2017 09:28 AM (pCUr3)

71 Who would the GOPe leadership have lunch, dinner, and drinks with daily if they stood up to the Dem Party? What a pickle these guys and gals are in. I can completely relate. I have sadz for them. *sad face*

Posted by: Pepe, Moar Pleaae. at January 31, 2017 09:29 AM (O6j88)

72 This is all the Democrats have. Childish, emotional temper tantrums.
They have no gravitas. Posted by: ALH
---
Exactly. This is how children act in a kindergarten class when they don't get their way.

On the plus side I think most Americans are starting to see just how insane the Democrat party has become with all these crazy antics. The mask being removed for all to see.

I mean, does any reasonable person want this kind of crazy in charge of our country again?

Posted by: Biergood at January 31, 2017 09:29 AM (v8Lx/)

73 25: "The next time we have a Democratic president and senate, they'll do it the second Republicans offer up any resistance to an appointee." Indeed. But this isn't "resistance," it's them refusing to even show up and vote against. Not the same thing, I think.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at January 31, 2017 09:29 AM (ATsoh)

74 I have a boy cot.

Heh heh heh.

Posted by: Harry 'Searchlight Strangler' Reid at January 31, 2017 09:29 AM (nd1zx)

75 Hatch is complaining that"this is the most pathetic thing I've ever seen" Aside from a mirror. He was once a reliable conservative voice, when Reagan was president. Now he's just a wizened waste of space.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 31, 2017 09:29 AM (39g3+)

76 The Demoncrats really need to hop on the bus to set the rest of us free from them.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 31, 2017 09:29 AM (+qwrA)

77 Didn't Wisconsin Democrats do a similar thing to Scott Walker? How did that turn out for them? The media is encouraging this behavior and abetting it with the demonstrations coverage. What they keep forgetting is the silent majority that is getting mightily tucked off.

Posted by: Decaf at January 31, 2017 09:29 AM (WrEuY)

78 The Wisconsin dems ran to Illinois to avoid Scott Walker, how'd that work out? And before that, Indiana dems ran to Illinois to avoid voting on something or other, that didn't work out too well either if memory serves. These aren't serious thinkers, these are babies with the car keys.

Posted by: Boots at January 31, 2017 09:29 AM (EBwPV)

79 7. Can we make sure they're sodomized with a three-foot pole when they come back? Posted by: JEM at January 31, 2017 02:21 PM (TppKb) Some of them haven't had bowel movements in years. That's their problem.

Posted by: R. DUKE at January 31, 2017 09:30 AM (ONH2e)

80 Each House has the power to compel attendance. Do it.

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 31, 2017 09:30 AM (OzJeO)

81 O/T - Lyft responded to my email, and somewhat respectfully noted that people Posted by: LASue, the most deplorable at January 31, 2017 02:28 PM (CLKfs) ************************* That was much nicer than what I said, which was basically calling them a bunch of butt fucking libtarded fascist fuckmonkeys who should die in a nuclear fire. I never got a response though.

Posted by: John Nada at January 31, 2017 09:30 AM (pCUr3)

82 P.P.S. On behalf of Mark Steyn, please make Kinder Eggs legal in the USA. ENDORSINATED Those are all kinds of awesome. Especially at family gatherings, where you can trade with the kids or whoever.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at January 31, 2017 09:30 AM (u0s1P)

83 Republican'ts on Parade. Pitiful all around.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 31, 2017 09:30 AM (vZ9Fw)

84 This is a really golden opportunity for Trump to go, "hmm can't get anyone confirmed to run these departments? Eh well I'll just shut the whole thing down."

Oh you don't want Pruitt in charge of the EPA? How about we have no EPA, period?

Posted by: John Nada at January 31, 2017 02:24 PM (pCUr3)

THIS. C'mon Mr. President, do it. Now.

Posted by: IC at January 31, 2017 09:30 AM (a0IVu)

85 64 So, help me out here; If any of the people resisting confirming President Trump's cabinet picks are black, does that make them racist? No because there is only one Black Senator I think and He's a Republican...

Posted by: deplorable donna at January 31, 2017 09:30 AM (O2RFr)

86 Trump grants close to 900 waivers for refugees. Because he is literally just like Hitler. Or something.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 31, 2017 09:30 AM (2x9LM)

87 We have the Holy Hand Grenade. Dude...you're stepping on my schtick.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 31, 2017 09:30 AM (ty7RM)

88 We support the California secession. Hop to!

Posted by: Chinese Navy at January 31, 2017 09:30 AM (UOJLJ)

89 I'm sure he'll roll over for the obstructionists because the only important thing is cowegiality and fwiends. "We will astonish the world with our ingratitude." - Count Camillo Cavour, Sardinian Prime Minister. And Senate Democrats.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 31, 2017 09:30 AM (nzpxl)

90 Is the Sergeant At Arms an Obama Appointee?

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at January 31, 2017 09:30 AM (toH8T)

91 All that "comity" in the Senate is bullshit and ends any time the Democrats desire it so. When Senator Ashcroft, one of the nicest people in the world, was nominated to be Bush's AG, his "colleagues" and "friends" in the Senate put Ashcroft through hell and humiliated him for no good reason. Even Mel Carnahan's stupid wife, who had no business being in the Senate, piled on Ashcroft and impugned his character. John Ashcroft was extremely gracious to Carnahan's stupid wife after Carnahan was killed in a plane crash. Ashcroft pretty much gave away a Senate seat to a widow.

Posted by: Soothsayer GT with Electronic Fuel Injection at January 31, 2017 09:31 AM (o46tc)

92 My general opinion, were I in charge of the "world's most august deliberative body" would be that your seat on a committee is only safe so long as you ATTEND that committee's meetings. Yeah, give them one time screwup, then they have to either have a proxy or show up or they lose their seat, unless they can prove highjinks used to keep them out of the chamber.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 31, 2017 09:31 AM (39g3+)

93 One more time: If the election had gone the other way and Republicans did this, it would be...wait for it...WORSE THAN HITLER.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 31, 2017 09:31 AM (B+qrE)

94 So, is this the congressional equivalent of "I'll hold my breath until I get my way?"

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 31, 2017 09:31 AM (J5mC3)

95 63: they went somewhere in illinois. that state should have kept that gang of fucktards. dave hansen rep. from green bay is a real fucking gem. total pompous asshole.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 31, 2017 09:31 AM (KP5rU)

96 Didn't Wisconsin dems hide out in a Chicagoland "Tilted Kilt" one time, too? Rockford. Hour and a half from Chicago, roughly an hour from the closest actual suburb. Closer to Wisconsin.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at January 31, 2017 09:31 AM (u0s1P)

97 *waves to Washington Nearsider*

Escaped the basement have we?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 31, 2017 09:31 AM (+qwrA)

98 Three shall be the number of the counting ...

Posted by: Grump928(c) at January 31, 2017 09:31 AM (QQ+il)

99 Is the Sergeant At Arms an Obama Appointee? If so fire His ass...

Posted by: deplorable donna at January 31, 2017 09:31 AM (O2RFr)

100 In retaliation Trump could appoint a shadow government. 57 czar directorships. Yeah.

Posted by: 13times at January 31, 2017 09:31 AM (WHVu+)

101 pursed lip Mormon prig protests does nothing rolls over and bites pillow RINOs gonna RINO real enemy is weak-tea GOP collegiality and their accomodationist shit

Posted by: Sharp Creased Slax at January 31, 2017 09:31 AM (TRUx+)

102 "Mr. McConnel, Mr. Hatch, President Trump holding on line one..."

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 31, 2017 09:32 AM (ty7RM)

103 Oh you don't want Pruitt in charge of the EPA? How about we have no EPA, period? Posted by: John Nada at January 31, 2017 02:24 PM (pCUr3) My shadenboner would bend spacetime.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 31, 2017 09:32 AM (KUaJL)

104 What could possibly go wrong? https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/256031/

Posted by: steevy at January 31, 2017 09:32 AM (r/0kC)

105 >>> P.P.S. On behalf of Mark Steyn, please make Kinder Eggs legal in the USA. Posted by: @votermom @vm at January 31, 2017 02:28 PM (Om16U) THIS x 100000000 Right after nixing Obamacare and building the wall of course. Priorities!

Posted by: LizLem at January 31, 2017 09:32 AM (hvf9s)

106 I don't understand how McConnell didn't see this coming. It was obvious that the Democrats' obstruction was only going to get much worse after inauguration day.

Posted by: Soothsayer GT with Electronic Fuel Injection at January 31, 2017 09:32 AM (o46tc)

107 One more time: If the election had gone the other way and Republicans did this, it would be...wait for it...WORSE THAN HITLER. It would have been a putsch.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at January 31, 2017 09:32 AM (QQ+il)

108 The Ds complain that HHS pick Price engaged in insider trading because his blind trust executed a trade on which he made a few hundred bucks while he had simultaneously proposed legislation as a Congressman (without current knowledge of the trade). MSM has reported this for months as Price having engaged in insider trading without mention of the blind trust, nor that it was a small profit. That's not Fake News. It's false and misleading.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 31, 2017 09:32 AM (SIY7D)

109 As I showed this morning they have the power to force them to attend.  They just do not have the balls or desire to force them.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at January 31, 2017 09:32 AM (mpXpK)

110 RESIST WE MUCH!

Posted by: Moron Pundit at January 31, 2017 09:32 AM (xeeHA)

111 Long, or Cross? Posted by: IP at January 31, 2017 02:28 PM (PgCSb) Viola.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Bans, Slams, and Frenzies! Midwinter Sale at the Outrage Outlet! at January 31, 2017 09:32 AM (hLRSq)

112 I really wouldn't want to establish that as precedent. ---------------------- Too late, the democrat party has already defined the rules. The GOP can chose to play by those rules, or do something outside the democrat defined rules. If the GOP decide to not play the democrat party game, that is an escalation in the power struggle, and the democrats take it to the next level. That is the way politics have been played my entire life. The democrats/media make the rules, and the GOP play the game. Now Trump could decide he isn't going to play by those rules. Then it gets exciting.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 31, 2017 09:33 AM (ix3hc)

113 Somebody use the GAVEL.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at January 31, 2017 09:33 AM (8J/Te)

114 86 Trump grants close to 900 waivers for refugees. Because he is literally just like Hitler. Or something. Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 31, 2017 02:30 PM (2x9LM) === Hitler was an IMMIGRANT!!! Clearly Trump is importing the next Hitler, to succeed hi the literally Hitler.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at January 31, 2017 09:33 AM (Om16U)

115 McConnell seems to think changing the rules to benefit the GOP would just mean the democrats would use the same rules down the road to screw us over. They would anyway. They actually *did*, with the filibuster.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at January 31, 2017 09:33 AM (u0s1P)

116 War.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 31, 2017 09:33 AM (nQ10o)

117 Hatch is complaining that "this is the most pathetic thing I've ever seen" ------ Hey! What about us?

Posted by: WI Dem Fleebaggers at January 31, 2017 09:33 AM (hdpay)

118 But. But. But. We will be social outcasts in DC. We will have to start paying for our meals, booze, bookers, drugs, and child sex slaves. We must continue to reach across the aisle.

Posted by: The Sanate GOPe at January 31, 2017 09:33 AM (O6j88)

119 If you want to blame someone for Trump's cabinet not being confirmed by now, don't blame the Democrats. Blame McConnell. Harry Reid had NO PROBLEM getting things done for obama when he was in charge.

Posted by: Soothsayer GT with Electronic Fuel Injection at January 31, 2017 09:34 AM (o46tc)

120 Republicans hold office. Democrats hold power. Trump is teaching the GOP how to hold power, if they'll learn.

Posted by: Jeffersonian at January 31, 2017 09:34 AM (xiOrX)

121 Escaped the basement have we? Posted by: Anna Puma at January 31, 2017 02:31 PM (+qwrA) Hi back. Not really, no. I put myself into lurk status during three Trump Wars, and never really came out. I spend most days in a SCIF, and my personal time is taken up by heavy stuff right now (apologies for Vague-bookingj, but this specific issue has me pissed of enough to log into the phone just you complain. :-)

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at January 31, 2017 09:34 AM (ATsoh)

122 >>All that "comity" in the Senate is bullshit and ends any time the Democrats desire it so.

Amen.

Didn't some of them also joke about Cruz being shot when he was running for POTUS?

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 31, 2017 09:34 AM (NOIQH)

123 ENDORSINATED Those are all kinds of awesome. Especially at family gatherings, where you can trade with the kids or whoever. Posted by: Lance McCormick at January 31, 2017 02:30 PM (u0s1P) ======= Maybe we should start a petition?

Posted by: @votermom @vm at January 31, 2017 09:35 AM (Om16U)

124 John Ashcroft was extremely gracious to Carnahan's stupid wife after Carnahan was killed in a plane crash. Ashcroft pretty much gave away a Senate seat to a widow. And acquiesced in a criminal act. No way was Mel a resident of the state at the time of the election.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at January 31, 2017 09:35 AM (QQ+il)

125 Can we get to the part where senators start having fights while one person has the floor? They have those in other countries, and it's one part about the American system that I feel is lacking. Posted by: joe See some females, ala S Korea, start throwing chairs. Mia Love beaning Botox with a folding chair.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at January 31, 2017 09:35 AM (0DVOr)

126 Don't be naive enough to believe that McConnell doesn't understand the scorpion and frog parable. McConnell just sucks, that's all.

Posted by: Soothsayer GT with Electronic Fuel Injection at January 31, 2017 09:35 AM (o46tc)

127 It's the end of the line for the Dems. They are throwing their last meaningful tantrum. I hope this behavior wakes up the RINOs that still think the Dems can be dealt with in a reasonable manner.

Posted by: Eddie Baby at January 31, 2017 09:35 AM (etGXU)

128 29 I see McConnell is doing his usual bangup job in moving things smoothly along in the Senate. This is a really golden opportunity for Trump to go, "hmm can't get anyone confirmed to run these departments? Eh well I'll just shut the whole thing down." Oh you don't want Pruitt in charge of the EPA? How about we have no EPA, period? Posted by: John Nada at January 31, 2017 02:24 PM (pCUr3) BEST. IDEA. YET.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 31, 2017 09:36 AM (nQ10o)

129 Hatch refuses to go to Mississippi because he heard the negroes think Mormoons taste like carp.

Posted by: R. DUKE at January 31, 2017 09:36 AM (ONH2e)

130 Double Hitler all the way.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at January 31, 2017 09:36 AM (toH8T)

131 Ahhh, it feels good to be loved again!

Posted by: Gridlock at January 31, 2017 09:36 AM (zke7T)

132 Start laying off 100 people a day in the departments awaiting a vote for their new Secretary. If they don't need a leader they don't need the department.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 31, 2017 09:36 AM (XtAzU)

133 I was wondering about the GOP's failure-strategy.... I was hoping they would at least pretend to have cojones. The problem is that Orrin wants to filibuster Trump's picks too.

Posted by: Veeshir at January 31, 2017 09:36 AM (UtXWA)

134 McConnell just sucks, that's all.

Posted by: Soothsayer GT with Electronic Fuel Injection at January 31, 2017 02:35 PM (o46tc)

Well, his wife is in the Trump administration, right? Time for her to crack the whip. On him.

Posted by: IC at January 31, 2017 09:37 AM (a0IVu)

135 fleebaggers

Posted by: Joe Inaugurating 45 in DC at January 31, 2017 09:37 AM (QkS7+)

136 99 Is the Sergeant At Arms an Obama Appointee? If so fire His ass... Posted by: deplorable donna at January 31, 2017 02:31 PM (O2RFr) Bitch McConnell appointed him

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 31, 2017 09:37 AM (2x9LM)

137 Willowed from last thread. You give McConnell for more credit and intelligence than I do. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2017 02:10 PM (9CkBG) He has managed to first get appointed by Gerald Ford in 1975 as an Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs, then after Ford was defeated, spent 7 years as a judge in Jefferson County, Kentucky. He then was elected to the Senate in 1985 and has been reelected to the Senate every six years since. He has been elected Majority Whip, Minority Leader and now Senate Majority Leader. He is a lawyer, a judge, and a career politician. He knows how to play the game. And he's not stupid. He knows what he is doing, although I don't know that I agree with the risks of the strategy. Posted by: Jen at January 31, 2017 02:31 PM (z0fov)

Posted by: Jen at January 31, 2017 09:37 AM (z0fov)

138 The won't arrest them to force a vote because there are several usual suspects from the GOPe who have made it clear behind the scenes that thus won't vote with the party. Not hard to guess the few I'm speaking of.

Posted by: Pepe, Moar Pleaae. at January 31, 2017 09:37 AM (O6j88)

139 collegiality and friends with folks who declared war on you

Posted by: Joe Inaugurating 45 in DC at January 31, 2017 09:37 AM (QkS7+)

140 Remember all the wailing and gnashing of teeth when Congress "wasn't doing its job" and was just being obstructive and it was un-patriotic?

Pepperidge Farms remembers

Posted by: brak at January 31, 2017 09:37 AM (guIHw)

141 Yeah, give them one time screwup, then they have to either have a proxy or show up or they lose their seat, unless they can prove highjinks used to keep them out of the chamber. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 31, 2017 02:31 PM (39g3+) ----------------- I am generally against any Senate maneuver that primarily involves not showing up for work. Particularly because they are completely at odds with the spirit of quorum rules and the like. At this point, is there ANY incentive whatsoever for the Democrats to change their behavior? Is this type of behavior sufficiently obnoxious that LIVs would notice it?

Posted by: Moron Pundit at January 31, 2017 09:38 AM (xeeHA)

142 "It's the end of the line for the Dems. They are throwing their last meaningful tantrum." Agreed. This will come to a head soon, and the Ds will have dick to show for their obstruction.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 31, 2017 09:38 AM (SIY7D)

143 And acquiesced in a criminal act. No way was Mel a resident of the state at the time of the election. Yeah, he was living in Hell at the time. I'm glad at least one moron here remembers the Ashcroft/Carnahan debacle.

Posted by: Soothsayer GT with Electronic Fuel Injection at January 31, 2017 09:38 AM (o46tc)

144 Bwahahahahahah https://twitter.com/VICE/status/826499450550046721

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 31, 2017 09:38 AM (39g3+)

145 Can Orrin Hatch so much as open his mouth without sounding like a pussy? This isn't pathetic. It's TREASONOUS.

Posted by: Ken at January 31, 2017 09:38 AM (P/Rux)

146 I don't blame you for fleeing the flaming circular firing squads of the purity brigades, lost a few with those. And I don't miss being in a SCIF, tis nice to see day light.

Kinder ist gut ja?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 31, 2017 09:38 AM (+qwrA)

147 132: yup. nobody would miss any of them. also, the real estate market in northern virginia would be decimated.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 31, 2017 09:38 AM (KP5rU)

148 90 Is the Sergeant At Arms an Obama Appointee? Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at January 31, 2017 02:30 PM (toH8T) Sergeant-at-arms is an employee of the Senate and is not appointed by the president. He's voted on by the Senate and paid out of their operating expenses. McConnell is his boss.

Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable MMA Afficianado at January 31, 2017 09:38 AM (RD7QR)

149 120 Republicans hold office. Democrats hold power. Trump is teaching the GOP how to hold power, if they'll learn. Posted by: Jeffersonian at January 31, 2017 02:34 PM (xiOrX) That is a great way of putting it.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 31, 2017 09:38 AM (8hICw)

150 Maybe we should start a petition? I'm in. I had thought they were Not Allowed here as a choking hazard, but Steyn mentioned "non-nutritive content" or some such thing, and that doesn't strike me as quite the same thing. Anyway. Chocolate, random little collectible toys? Oh, yeah. I'm in.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at January 31, 2017 09:38 AM (u0s1P)

151 Oh shit. The Sergeant at Arms is a former Navy SEAL.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 31, 2017 09:38 AM (2x9LM)

152 Hey GOP, about that whole thing about you playing by the rules so the dems will too when they get back in power? Yeah, no.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 31, 2017 09:39 AM (kTF2Z)

153 Sergeant-at-arms is an employee of the Senate and is not appointed by the president. He's voted on by the Senate and paid out of their operating expenses. McConnell is his boss.
===

Well.

That's ... convenient.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at January 31, 2017 09:39 AM (toH8T)

154 He knows what he is doing, although I don't know that I agree with the risks of the strategy. Posted by: Jen at January 31, 2017 02:31 PM (z0fov) Posted by: Jen at January 31, 2017 02:37 PM (z0fov) Yes, he knows what he's doing. Unfortunately, what he's doing isn't advancing any cause.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 31, 2017 09:39 AM (8hICw)

155 The Republicans have enough votes for a quorum.  Is Manchin hanging around?

If the plan is to wait until the Dems make themselves so obnoxious that the voters wind up demanding an immediate end to the bickering (because right now the Democrats are essentially shutting down the government), then at that point, McConnell can trot out and announce a vote to end the 60-vote cloture rule.  They could even make it a temporary 3 month rule with an ending date, for that matter.  That might be enough to pull in the RINOs.   And the voters would sigh with relief.

Posted by: mrp at January 31, 2017 09:40 AM (JBggj)

156 See some females, ala S Korea, start throwing chairs. Mia Love beaning Botox with a folding chair. Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2017 02:35 PM (0DVOr) Joni Ernst vs.Debbie Stabenow. She will make Debbie squeal!

Posted by: Jen at January 31, 2017 09:40 AM (z0fov)

157 132 Start laying off 100 people a day in the departments awaiting a vote for their new Secretary. If they don't need a leader they don't need the department. Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 31, 2017 02:36 PM (XtAzU) --- This fellow has jib.

Posted by: Jib Cutter at January 31, 2017 09:40 AM (zke7T)

158 144 Bwahahahahahah https://twitter.com/VICE/status/826499450550046721 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 31, 2017 02:38 PM (39g3+) Ummm, tanks??

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 31, 2017 09:40 AM (2x9LM)

159 He is a lawyer, a judge, and a career politician. He knows how to play the game. And he's not stupid. He knows what he is doing Yep. He's in on it.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at January 31, 2017 09:40 AM (QQ+il)

160 >>Remember all the wailing and gnashing of teeth when Congress "wasn't doing its job" and was just being obstructive and it was un-patriotic?


I remember when the sequestration/government shutdown was the worst thing ever. Yest they're A-OK with shutting down Trump's administration.

Maybe Trump should close all EPA offices until Pruitt is confirmed?

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 31, 2017 09:40 AM (NOIQH)

161 A fleet of tanks
===


*snort*

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at January 31, 2017 09:41 AM (toH8T)

162 They have those in other countries, and it's one part about the American system that I feel is lacking. Posted by: joe, living dangerously I agree. I would pay good money to see Mike Lee roundhouse Schumer while Ted Cruz spins Al Franken over his head and hurls him across the Senate chambers.

Posted by: Cheri at January 31, 2017 09:41 AM (oiNtH)

163 * wanders in * * looks around in a daze * * wets pants * * wanders out *

Posted by: Thad Cochran at January 31, 2017 09:41 AM (77i7V)

164 "Bet those Dems coming up for re-election in 2018 in States that went for Trump are shitting their pants about now... Posted by: deplorable donna at January 31, 2017 02:24 PM (O2RFr)" ------- And if they are not they are too stupid to be in Congress. Dems and the media think they are engineering Trump's demise but they may be surprised yet again in 2018. How is President Hillary working out for them?

Posted by: Decaf at January 31, 2017 09:41 AM (WrEuY)

165 Joni Ernst vs.Debbie Stabenow. She will make Debbie squeal! Posted by: Jen at January 31, 2017 02:40 PM (z0fov) From where I'm sitting in Iowa, Joni is all bark no bite. All hat, no horse. You picking up what I'm putting down? Smelling what I'm stepping in? Catching what I'm throwing?

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 31, 2017 09:41 AM (8hICw)

166 Bwahahahahahah https://twitter.com/VICE/status/826499450550046721 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 31, 2017 02:38 PM (39g3+) ------------- VICE: We totally, completely, 100% know what a 'tank' is. Promise.

Posted by: Moron Pundit at January 31, 2017 09:41 AM (xeeHA)

167 Ummm, tanks?? a FLEET of them!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 31, 2017 09:41 AM (39g3+)

168 I guess Taylor is linking to yet another example of how stupid a Liberal Twatter is.

That is an up-armored HUMVEE with turret, not a tank.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 31, 2017 09:42 AM (+qwrA)

169 You picking up what I'm putting down? Is it bigger than a breadbox?

Posted by: Lance McCormick at January 31, 2017 09:42 AM (u0s1P)

170 VICE: We totally, completely, 100% know what a 'tank' is. Promise. Posted by: Moron Pundit at January 31, 2017 02:41 PM (xeeHA) "That's the dude that takes all the damage in an MMO, right?" ~ Millennial

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 31, 2017 09:42 AM (8hICw)

171 151. Could we get Canada to lend us their former sergeant at arms for parliament? https://youtu.be/Iu5XX-OTunc Kevin Vickers, man.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 31, 2017 09:42 AM (lgaMR)

172 To be fair, the low energy pols are probably exhausted after Trump doing more for America and American Citizens in a week than what has been done in 30 years.

Posted by: Pepe, Moar Pleaae. at January 31, 2017 09:42 AM (O6j88)

173 McConnell and some of the other Republican Shits are behaving as if Trump will be gone in 4 years or less.

Posted by: Soothsayer GT with Electronic Fuel Injection at January 31, 2017 09:43 AM (o46tc)

174 *But. But. But. We will be social outcasts in DC. We will have to start paying for our meals, booze, bookers, drugs, and child sex slaves. We must continue to reach across the aisle. Posted by: The Sanate GOPe at January 31, 2017 02:33 PM (O6j8 I call bullshit. Not more than 5 of y'all even read books.

Posted by: tbodie at January 31, 2017 09:43 AM (0DVOr)

175 Does anybody actually take Vice seriously? What kind of brain damage causes that?

Posted by: Moron Pundit at January 31, 2017 09:43 AM (xeeHA)

176 Sounds like the proverbial Top Men are on it. The country is safe.

Posted by: Lily Formerly of HotAir (Now from AoSHQ) at January 31, 2017 09:43 AM (vivhj)

177 167 Ummm, tanks?? a FLEET of them! Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 31, 2017 02:41 PM (39g3+) A yuuuge, luxurious fleet.

Posted by: josephistan at January 31, 2017 09:43 AM (7HtZB)

178 @57 - Re:  the Kinder Eggs - I think that rule may have changed.  I bought several Kinder Eggs last year at my local Russian deli.  There were Kinder Eggs everywhere!

Posted by: bicentennialguy at January 31, 2017 09:43 AM (vg8iE)

179 Trump grants close to 900 waivers for refugees.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 31, 2017 02:30 PM (2x9LM)

I wonder how many waivers FDR granted to Jews fleeing Nazi Germany...

Oh....wait....I know the answer.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_St._Louis

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 31, 2017 09:43 AM (rF0hx)

180 Love Spicer.... He took them to the woodshed again today... Called out NBC and the NYT for blatant lying . Called them liars! NBC was so shaken they said it's the NYT's fault that the false story came out..... Gotta love it...

Posted by: deplorable donna at January 31, 2017 09:43 AM (O2RFr)

181 >>> 144 Bwahahahahahah https://twitter.com/VICE/status/826499450550046721 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 31, 2017 02:38 PM (39g3+) The visual responses right below it are priceless! Army of nationalistic shock troops is my fave.

Posted by: LizLem at January 31, 2017 09:43 AM (hvf9s)

182 167 Ummm, tanks?? a FLEET of them! Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 31, 2017 02:41 PM (39g3+) That thread is LOL funny. Thanks

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 31, 2017 09:44 AM (2x9LM)

183 155 The Republicans have enough votes for a quorum. Is Manchin hanging around? If the plan is to wait until the Dems make themselves so obnoxious that the voters wind up demanding an immediate end to the bickering (because right now the Democrats are essentially shutting down the government), then at that point, McConnell can trot out and announce a vote to end the 60-vote cloture rule. They could even make it a temporary 3 month rule with an ending date, for that matter. That might be enough to pull in the RINOs. And the voters would sigh with relief. Posted by: mrp at January 31, 2017 02:40 PM (JBggj) Is he that devious? I would wet my pants laughing if he did that but I doubt his testicles have descended that far. But something must be done before week's end.

Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable MMA Afficianado at January 31, 2017 09:44 AM (RD7QR)

184 Don't pay them for every day they boycott. Cheap bastards will work then, but still be obstructionists.

Posted by: Carol at January 31, 2017 09:44 AM (sj3Ax)

185 157 132 Start laying off 100 people a day in the departments awaiting a vote for their new Secretary. If they don't need a leader they don't need the department.
Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 31, 2017 02:36 PM (XtAzU)

---

This fellow has jib.

Posted by: Jib Cutter at January 31, 2017 02:40 PM (zke7T)



BAM. I love it.

Posted by: dagny at January 31, 2017 09:44 AM (nnAfn)

186 159 He is a lawyer, a judge, and a career politician. He knows how to play the game. And he's not stupid. He knows what he is doing Yep. He's in on it. Posted by: Grump928(c) at January 31, 2017 02:40 PM (QQ+il) All they understand is billable hours.

Posted by: Pepe, Moar Pleaae. at January 31, 2017 09:44 AM (O6j88)

187 A C E Gotta love Cotton saying the Sgt at Arms should round them.up

Posted by: ThunderB at January 31, 2017 09:44 AM (0D4kT)

188 Seriously, is there a rule against a Republican switching parties for a few hours and then switching back?  That would be hysterical!

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at January 31, 2017 09:44 AM (UBzPO)

189 Let those present form the quorum. Vote. Done. What can the dems do about it?

Posted by: DanMan at January 31, 2017 09:44 AM (aZqu2)

190 Smelling what I'm stepping in?

Catching what I'm throwing?
===

Feeling what I'm squeezing?


Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at January 31, 2017 09:44 AM (toH8T)

191 178 @57 - Re: the Kinder Eggs - I think that rule may have changed. I bought several Kinder Eggs last year at my local Russian deli. There were Kinder Eggs everywhere! Posted by: bicentennialguy at January 31, 2017 02:43 PM (vg8iE) I've never seen them locally.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at January 31, 2017 09:45 AM (Om16U)

192 >> the only important thing is cowegiality and fwiends. And pwopewly hung shewlving.

Posted by: garrett at January 31, 2017 09:45 AM (m9RuU)

193 Oh you don't want Pruitt in charge of the EPA? How about we have no EPA, period? What's interesting about that, is there is NO NEED for the EPA. It, like a lot of regulatory agencies is completely redundant. ALL states have their own versions, weather it's a DNR or other bureaucracy. All the EPA does is fuck up the environmental industry.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 31, 2017 09:45 AM (ty7RM)

194 Doesn't Hatch the Wisconsin Fleebaggers?

Posted by: Scott M at January 31, 2017 09:45 AM (AdBfq)

195 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 31, 2017 02:38 PM (39g3+) I'll bet there are a bunch of scary military assault weapons with the thing that sticks up in the back in that tank. Jesus, they are so ignorant.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 31, 2017 09:45 AM (B+qrE)

196 The visual responses right below it are priceless! Army of nationalistic shock troops is my fave. They all earned badges in fascism!!!!

Posted by: Vice Editor at January 31, 2017 09:45 AM (39g3+)

197 Seriously, is there a rule against a Republican switching parties for a few hours and then switching back? That would be hysterical! Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at January 31, 2017 02:44 PM (UBzPO) Boys can pretend to be girls and vice versa so why not a Republican say he's a Democrat for a while

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 31, 2017 09:45 AM (493sH)

198 P.P.S. On behalf of Mark Steyn, please make Kinder Eggs legal in the USA. ENDORSINATED Those are all kinds of awesome. Especially at family gatherings, where you can trade with the kids or whoever. Posted by: Lance McCormick at January 31, 2017 02:30 PM (u0s1P) What are Kinder Eggs, and why are they illegal? I'm afraid to look that up in Urban Dictionary, it sounds like something Hairy Reed would like.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 31, 2017 09:45 AM (uiwCw)

199 >>a FLEET of them! An Enema of Tanks?

Posted by: garrett at January 31, 2017 09:45 AM (m9RuU)

200 I do not assume McConnell wants Trump and his policies to succeed

Posted by: ThunderB at January 31, 2017 09:45 AM (0D4kT)

201 Re: the Kinder Eggs - I think that rule may have changed. I bought several Kinder Eggs last year at my local Russian deli. There were Kinder Eggs everywhere! Years ago, I bough some at a grocery store in the Imported Candy section. I went back half a year or something later and there weren't any. So I dunno if they're okay as imports, or if the rules changed, or if the local store is/was inconsistent. I'll go back soon and look, just in case.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at January 31, 2017 09:46 AM (u0s1P)

202 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_St._Louis Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 31, 2017 02:43 PM (rF0hx) One more reason for lefties to hold him in such high regards

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 31, 2017 09:46 AM (2x9LM)

203 >>> Seriously, is there a rule against a Republican switching parties for a few hours and then switching back? That would be hysterical! Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at January 31, 2017 02:44 PM (UBzPO) Transpolitical? Bi? Pretty sure the GOP is full of Transdemocrats.

Posted by: LizLem at January 31, 2017 09:46 AM (hvf9s)

204 If any of these D's represent you and your State, perhaps you need to contact your State House Congressmen to complain that you are not receiving representation at the Senate level: Claire McCaskill(D - MO) Mark R. Warner(D - VA) Robert P. Casey, Jr.(D - PA) Michael F. Bennet(D - CO) Sherrod Brown(D - OH) Benjamin L. Cardin(D - MD) Thomas R. Carper(D - DE) Robert Menendez(D - NJ) Bill Nelson(D - FL) Maria Cantwell(D - WA) Debbie Stabenow(D - MI) Abolish the 17th amendment and this wouldn't be a problem because the State Congress would remove them for not providing representation to the State's interests Convention of States time & stop this Party before State crap

Posted by: Batterup at January 31, 2017 09:46 AM (DE9cR)

205 didn't they do something similar before? i think in wisconisn? wher all the dems fled so they didn't have to comply? wasit wisconsin?

Posted by: willow at January 31, 2017 09:46 AM (R7cwD)

206 We all common blog commenters can see the lesson of fleeing Wisconsin Dems yet our betters in DC are oblivious of the likely outcome. That's some brain power. I wonder if they ever heard of this saying: "Those whom gods seek to destroy they first make mad."

Posted by: Decaf at January 31, 2017 09:46 AM (WrEuY)

207 Let those present form the quorum. Vote. Done. What can the dems do about it? Bad precedent but they'd only need to do it once, to make the point. Vice kills me with that post. They're obviously connected to the internet, the biggest knowledge database in human history. And they can't even be bothered to research a thing. AR-15 shotguns. Tanks. Is there any military topic they can't cover themselves in eggs with?

Posted by: Vice Editor at January 31, 2017 09:47 AM (39g3+)

208 189 Let those present form the quorum. Vote. Done. What can the dems do about it? Posted by: DanMan at January 31, 2017 02:44 PM (aZqu2) The rules would have to change. To do that you need a session of Congress. To do that you need a quorum.

Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable MMA Afficianado at January 31, 2017 09:47 AM (RD7QR)

209 Trump is pissed about this. He's tweeting. Here's the latest ones:

When will the Democrats give us our Attorney General and rest of Cabinet! They should be ashamed of themselves! No wonder D.C. doesn't work!

Can he start calling them the Obstructionist party?

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 31, 2017 09:47 AM (J5mC3)

210 What are Kinder Eggs, and why are they illegal? I'm afraid to look that up in Urban Dictionary, it sounds like something Hairy Reed would like. --- Hollow chocolate eggs with a buildable toy inside. Of course the nannies thought it was a choking hazard.

Posted by: Natty Lite Fan at January 31, 2017 09:48 AM (suO/a)

211 Republicans loved obama because obama's policies were loved by the Republicans' lobbyist overlords. The only time when Republicans didn't love obama was when his policies directly threatened their own reelection prospects.

Posted by: Soothsayer GT with Electronic Fuel Injection at January 31, 2017 09:48 AM (o46tc)

212 *And pwopewly hung shewlving. Posted by: garrett at January 31, 2017 02:45 PM (m9RuU)* Ya gotta be turning to the right to get that done.

Posted by: tbodie at January 31, 2017 09:48 AM (0DVOr)

213 OT: Any CSX longs out there are loving life. Rumor is that an iceberg buy is in play. Will be interesting to see how a Trump Surface Transportation Board looks at a Class 1 acquisition...

Posted by: General Zod at January 31, 2017 09:48 AM (Bdeb0)

214 It'll be a laugh riot when Amy is appointed to fill the vacant seat of Senator Uncle Chuck. She'll steal everyone's proposed legislation and drop it as her own.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at January 31, 2017 09:48 AM (FtrY1)

215 Fight on!

Solidarity!

Posted by: Sally Quillian Yates at January 31, 2017 09:48 AM (toH8T)

216 And Tomorrow the Veruca Salt Democrats will hold their breath till they turn blue. Sean Spicer told them off as well as the media in today's Press Conference/

Posted by: Chuck Schumer at January 31, 2017 09:48 AM (fDdVG)

217

 

McConnell seems to think changing the rules to benefit the GOP would just mean the democrats would use the same rules down the road to screw us over.

 

To paraphrase Gen.U.S. Grant: To many people around here spend all their time worried about what Lee is  going  to  do  to us instead of thinking about what we're going to do with Lee

Posted by: Deplore Male Logic at January 31, 2017 09:49 AM (lKyWE)

218 What are Kinder Eggs, and why are they illegal? I'm afraid to look that up in Urban Dictionary, it sounds like something Hairy Reed would like. Posted by: Country Singer at January 31, 2017 02:45 PM (uiwCw) Hollow European chocolate eggs with a small toy in them. Delicious. Banned because they could be a choking hazard according to our current nanny state. Idiotic rule that must die, for the good of the kinder! And me lol.

Posted by: LizLem at January 31, 2017 09:49 AM (hvf9s)

219 Trump needs to scare McConnell

Posted by: ThunderB at January 31, 2017 09:49 AM (0D4kT)

220 Oops; Chuck Schumer sock off

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 31, 2017 09:49 AM (fDdVG)

221 Just form one quorum in the Senate for one day and run through every nominee Trump has plus a SCOTUS appointment.

Shove it up the Demoncrat backside hard that rusty razor-wire encrusted pineapple. Make them feel the pain.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 31, 2017 09:49 AM (+qwrA)

222 representation at the Senate level: Claire McCaskill(D - MO) Mark R. Warner(D - VA) Robert P. Casey, Jr.(D - PA) Michael F. Bennet(D - CO) Sherrod Brown(D - OH) Benjamin L. Cardin(D - MD) Thomas R. Carper(D - DE) Robert Menendez(D - NJ) Bill Nelson(D - FL) Maria Cantwell(D - WA) Debbie Stabenow(D - MI) Some of those ass wipes are coming up for re-election if I'm not mistaken and in Trump won States....

Posted by: deplorable donna at January 31, 2017 09:49 AM (O2RFr)

223 Friendship is Magic

Posted by: Mike at January 31, 2017 09:50 AM (GJHwM)

224 What are Kinder Eggs, and why are they illegal? I'm afraid to look that up in Urban Dictionary, it sounds like something Hairy Reed would like. Kinder Surprise is the kind I'm talking about. They're hollow chocolate eggs with a 'prize' inside. (Like Crackerjack.) Last I saw, they were generally little plastic figurines and things, some licensed (Smurfs) some not (cartoony appliances, vehicles, etc.). There are other similar chocolates and candies, but I think it's just the eggs that have the surprise toy-things.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at January 31, 2017 09:50 AM (u0s1P)

225 What's interesting about that, is there is NO NEED for the EPA. It, like a lot of regulatory agencies is completely redundant. ALL states have their own versions Same with DOT.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at January 31, 2017 09:50 AM (0DVOr)

226 Hatch is complaining that "this is the most pathetic thing I've ever seen"
The day is not over yet. I bet there are even bigger and stupider "pathetic" on the way!

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 31, 2017 09:51 AM (tKWP3)

227 222 representation at the Senate level: Claire McCaskill(D - MO) Mark R. Warner(D - VA) Robert P. Casey, Jr.(D - PA) Michael F. Bennet(D - CO) Sherrod Brown(D - OH) Benjamin L. Cardin(D - MD) Thomas R. Carper(D - DE) Robert Menendez(D - NJ) Bill Nelson(D - FL) Maria Cantwell(D - WA) Debbie Stabenow(D - MI) Some of those ass wipes are coming up for re-election if I'm not mistaken and in Trump won States.... Posted by: deplorable donna at January 31, 2017 02:49 PM (O2RFr) All safe seats, with the possible exception of McCaskill, which is why they're the ones doing it and not, say, Heitkamp.

Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable MMA Afficianado at January 31, 2017 09:51 AM (RD7QR)

228 Why not declare a recess and let Trump make the appointments?  The Dems won't have enough votes to override.  Let SCOTUS simmer for a while, and do some campaigning in certain blue states.  Play the long game on SCOTUS.

Posted by: Wm. Scott at January 31, 2017 09:51 AM (TUB4r)

229 SCOTUS Pick Report: http://preview.tinyurl.com/zfckh32 Gorsuch 2 "high-ranking administration sources", so caveat emptor.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 31, 2017 09:51 AM (8hICw)

230 Can you imagine an Ikea type Kinder Egg?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 31, 2017 09:51 AM (+qwrA)

231 wasit wisconsin?

Posted by: willow at January 31, 2017 02:46 PM (R7cwD)


They did it in Texas a few years back

Posted by: MAC-SOG at January 31, 2017 09:51 AM (QPdNE)

232 Anyone have one of those Ford F150 King Ranch Edition Armored Personnel Carriers?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 31, 2017 09:51 AM (B+qrE)

233 There are a whole lot of Floridians who couldn't 2 craps about give Bill Nelson's legacy seat - Rick Scott would destroy him. MC Caskill will lose to the Libertarian candidate Austin Peterson, if the R's don't save her

Posted by: Batterup at January 31, 2017 09:51 AM (DE9cR)

234 Dems and the media think they are engineering Trump's demise but they may be surprised yet again in 2018. How is President Hillary working out for them? Posted by: Decaf at January 31, 2017 02:41 PM (WrEuY) Let me see. They went all in to demonize him, make him seem like the most despicable low-life to crawl out of the pages of a Bret Easton Ellis novel, threw everything they had against him - MSM, entertainment media, opposition researchers, professional rioting squads, Gloria Allred and her coffin - and nothing worked. ***** In the vein of Dr. Suess: They then thought and thought and thought some more, and stopped thinking when their butts got sore. "I know what it is! I know what to do! I'll do the same thing to the power of two!" And so the Democrats got up off their dumps and went about their business like a passel of chumps. And for all they could have stayed on their rumps For the only one helped was Donald J. Trump.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Bans, Slams, and Frenzies! Midwinter Sale at the Outrage Outlet! at January 31, 2017 09:51 AM (hLRSq)

235 The day is not over yet. I bet there are even bigger and stupider "pathetic" on the way! Oh yeah, just listen to the MSM.... the're running around with their hair on fire....

Posted by: deplorable donna at January 31, 2017 09:52 AM (O2RFr)

236 Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 31, 2017 02:45 PM (ty7RM) Interesting thought... These agencies work for the President... Shut them down until the Senate Approves the new Department Heads? Seems that IS within the Authority of the Chief Executive...

Posted by: Don Q. at January 31, 2017 09:52 AM (qf6WZ)

237 Hollow chocolate eggs with a buildable toy inside. Of course the nannies thought it was a choking hazard. Oh, yeah, I forgot the snap-together model kit aspect. Me am dumb.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at January 31, 2017 09:52 AM (u0s1P)

238 It appears from reading Senate Rule 26 that no Democrats are required at the committee hearings. It is a courtesy only. "7. (a)(1) Except as provided in this paragraph, each committee, and each subcommittee thereof is authorized to fix the number of its members (but not less than one-third of its entire membership) who shall constitute a quorum thereof for the transaction of such business as may be considered by said committee, except that no measure or matter or recommendation shall be reported from any committee unless a majority of the committee were physically present. (2) Each such committee, or subcommittee, is authorized to fix a lesser number than one-third of its entire membership who shall constitute a quorum thereof for the purpose of taking sworn testimony. (3) The vote of any committee to report a measure or matter shall require the concurrence of a majority of the members of the committee who are present. No vote of any member of any committee to report a measure or matter may be cast by proxy if rules adopted by such committee forbid the casting of votes for that purpose by proxy; however, proxies may not be voted when the absent committee member has not been informed of the matter on which he is being recorded and has not affirmatively requested that he be so recorded. Action by any committee in reporting any measure or matter in accordance with the requirements of this subparagraph shall constitute the ratification by the committee of all action theretofore taken by the committee with respect to that measure or matter, including votes taken upon the measure or matter or any amendment thereto, and no point of order shall lie with respect to that measure or matter on the ground that such previous action with respect thereto by such committee was not taken in compliance with such requirements."

Posted by: Grump928(c) at January 31, 2017 09:52 AM (QQ+il)

239 I cannot find any reference to a rule on Senate Quorum that says ANYTHING other than 51 is quorum and they can do business. Doesn't the GOP have 52? I just don't know what 'quorum' has to do with any of this obstruction.

Posted by: Moron Pundit at January 31, 2017 09:52 AM (xeeHA)

240 Censure in the Senate requires only a majority vote. Just sayin'.

Posted by: filbert at January 31, 2017 09:52 AM (s5o+q)

241 105 >>> P.P.S. On behalf of Mark Steyn, please make Kinder Eggs legal in the USA. Posted by: @votermom @vm at January 31, 2017 02:28 PM (Om16U)

THIS x 100000000

Right after nixing Obamacare and building the wall of course. Priorities!

Posted by: LizLem at January 31, 2017 02:32 PM (hvf9s)

And bring back lightbulbs, please.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at January 31, 2017 09:52 AM (WuRdh)

242 224 What are Kinder Eggs, and why are they illegal? I'm afraid to look that up in Urban Dictionary, it sounds like something Hairy Reed would like. Kinder Surprise is the kind I'm talking about. They're hollow chocolate eggs with a 'prize' inside. (Like Crackerjack.) Last I saw, they were generally little plastic figurines and things, some licensed (Smurfs) some not (cartoony appliances, vehicles, etc.). There are other similar chocolates and candies, but I think it's just the eggs that have the surprise toy-things. Posted by: Lance McCormick at January 31, 2017 02:50 PM (u0s1P) The Star Wars ones are highly sought after since, you know, they're illegal to own.

Posted by: josephistan at January 31, 2017 09:52 AM (7HtZB)

243 My favorite quote from the VICE article. "Is this the start of Trump's personal army? Maybe it's just some ardent supporters looking to intimidate people with a show of force. Or maybe they're just trying to Make America Great Again by polluting its air with the exhaust fumes from a bunch of giant trunks that surely get an awful mile-per-gallon ratio. " They are losing their minds over Trump

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 31, 2017 09:52 AM (dKiJG)

244 IIRC, the state police had to drag their sorry asses back across the state line. Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 31, 2017 02:24 PM (ty7RM) No, the Wisconsin State Police have no power in IL. That's why the Dems ran there in the first place After they got sick of hanging out at the Tilted Kilt in IL bitching and showboating, they came straggling back.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at January 31, 2017 09:52 AM (ZM2xo)

245 Some of those ass wipes are coming up for re-election if I'm not mistaken and in Trump won States.... Claire McCaskill Fuck her. In particular. With extreme prejudice.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 31, 2017 09:52 AM (ty7RM)

246 Gorsuch Trump isnt caving. Hes charging

Posted by: ThunderB at January 31, 2017 09:52 AM (0D4kT)

247 All safe seats, with the possible exception of McCaskill, which is why they're the ones doing it and not, say, Heitkamp. Even that pathetic Sherrod Brown?

Posted by: deplorable donna at January 31, 2017 09:52 AM (O2RFr)

248 >> Anyone have one of those Ford F150 King Ranch Edition Armored Personnel Carriers? Neighbor had one. Cattle Rancher. It lasted about as long as any of the trucks he destroys.

Posted by: garrett at January 31, 2017 09:52 AM (m9RuU)

249 239 I cannot find any reference to a rule on Senate Quorum that says ANYTHING other than 51 is quorum and they can do business. Doesn't the GOP have 52? I just don't know what 'quorum' has to do with any of this obstruction. Posted by: Moron Pundit at January 31, 2017 02:52 PM (xeeHA) You're assuming that McCain and Graham will caucus with the R's.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 31, 2017 09:53 AM (8hICw)

250 Hollow European chocolate eggs with a small toy in them. Delicious. Banned because they could be a choking hazard according to our current nanny state. Idiotic rule that must die, for the good of the kinder! And me lol. Posted by: LizLem at January 31, 2017 02:49 PM (hvf9s) ------------------------- Yet Mexican king cakes are still legal.

Posted by: RioBravo at January 31, 2017 09:53 AM (SsblQ)

251 Do the Ds have an End Game here, other than looking like dicks. Is it just to make Trump look bad in his first few weeks? That will fade, and Trump will be justified in exacting revenge. I foresee an Infrastructure bill bought with a few key D Senator votes that freezes out states like Schumer's NY.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 31, 2017 09:53 AM (SIY7D)

252 "While terrorists plotted and schemed to hurt our citizens Senator _________ hid in the bathroom and refused to come out and confirm the President's much needed appointees jeopardizing American lives for petty politics..."


It really writes itself.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at January 31, 2017 09:53 AM (toH8T)

253 BREAKING: Presumed Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Once Claimed That a Fetus Becomes a Human Being

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 31, 2017 09:53 AM (B+qrE)

254 Dems pulled this shit in WI. Which guaranteed Walker's recall election victory. This will not endear themselves to the indies and moderates out there come 2018 Keep digging the hole, right Chi?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 31, 2017 09:53 AM (voOPb)

255 Fuck her. In particular. With extreme prejudice. Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 31, 2017 02:52 PM (ty7RM) So she's a 1 on the binary scale?

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 31, 2017 09:53 AM (8hICw)

256 132 Start laying off 100 people a day in the departments awaiting a vote for their new Secretary. If they don't need a leader they don't need the department. Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 31, 2017 02:36 PM (XtAzU) ----------- Nice, but no immediate impact on their personal comfort. -Close down their offices. -Revoke parking privileges, gym privileges, dinning room privileges, postage privileges. Make them feel the heat.

Posted by: WisRich at January 31, 2017 09:53 AM (hdpay)

257 I'd just like a shower head I can get without modifying the "flow control regulator." So many inexcusable encroachments on liberty for so little reason or justification.

Posted by: Vice Editor at January 31, 2017 09:54 AM (39g3+)

258 Can you imagine an Ikea type Kinder Egg? It'd be, like, three feet tall. Like its own Easter basket. That sounds awesome.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at January 31, 2017 09:54 AM (u0s1P)

259 Start laying off 100 people a day in the departments awaiting a vote for their new Secretary. If they don't need a leader they don't need the department. Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 31, 2017 02:36 PM (XtAzU) ============================ Best idea of all. Let the assholes go and save the US some money.

Posted by: Old Nam Vet at January 31, 2017 09:54 AM (bKxiT)

260 Shut down the bureaus these men will be commanding until a vote is given, without paying back employees for lost work. Then give those employees open access to contact information for those failing to be present.

Posted by: Doom at January 31, 2017 09:54 AM (ChhNd)

261 Gorsuch Confirmed?!?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 31, 2017 09:55 AM (ty7RM)

262 He knows what he is doing Yep. He's in on it. Posted by: Grump928(c) at January 31, 2017 02:40 PM (QQ+il) The senators are probably down with the donk illegitimate/therefore impeachable preezy plan. They're like: eff Trump, who TF was he to shame us on Inauguration Day in front of the whole world? What a bunch of prissy biatches. What limpdick men, and I use that term advisedly. Is there a "Y" chromosome among the bunch?

Posted by: kallisto at January 31, 2017 09:55 AM (nNdYv)

263 The nice thing about Kinder Surprise Eggs was that the toys were really cool to assemble. There are US knock offs that try to do the same concept but their toys are terrible.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at January 31, 2017 09:55 AM (Om16U)

264 After they got sick of hanging out at the Tilted Kilt in IL bitching and showboating, they came straggling back. Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at January 31, 2017 02:52 PM (ZM2xo) ---------- Living in Wisconsin, I can say that their action was NOT popular. Wisconsinites are generally very practical as a cultural matter, and don't particularly like the idea of their reps not doing their jobs.

Posted by: Moron Pundit at January 31, 2017 09:55 AM (xeeHA)

265 253 BREAKING: Presumed Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Once Claimed That a Fetus Becomes a Human Being Read something the other day that was both funny and sad..... "How many people say they are going to a Fetus shower or ask if they've picked a Fetus name yet?"

Posted by: deplorable donna at January 31, 2017 09:55 AM (O2RFr)

266 Pathetic is a state electing a senator for 40 years.

Posted by: Pepe, Moar Pleaae. at January 31, 2017 09:55 AM (O6j88)

267 Do the Ds have an End Game here, other than looking like dicks. Is it just to make Trump look bad in his first few weeks? Every Republican that's president is called Hitler, Klansman, etc. Every time, they get worse and more strident and lunatic about it. If you really believed that -- or if you believed it enough to pretend well in public -- would you not do everything in your power to hinder them? Deep down, I believe most of them know its asinine, but they are going through the motions for their lunatic base.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 31, 2017 09:55 AM (39g3+)

268 Start laying off 100 people a day in the departments awaiting a vote for their new Secretary. If they don't need a leader they don't need the department. Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 31, 2017 02:36 PM (XtAzU) ----------- Nice, but no immediate impact on their personal comfort. -Close down their offices. -Revoke parking privileges, gym privileges, dinning room privileges, postage privileges. Make them feel the heat. Line out paychecks to zero.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at January 31, 2017 09:56 AM (0DVOr)

269 265 253 BREAKING: Presumed Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Once Claimed That a Fetus Becomes a Human Being Read something the other day that was both funny and sad..... "How many people say they are going to a Fetus shower or ask if they've picked a Fetus name yet?" Posted by: deplorable donna at January 31, 2017 02:55 PM (O2RFr) See, I can read that "headline" either way. 1) that a fetus IS a human being (that is, PERSON) 2) that a fetus BECOMES a human being (that is, at some point not a person, then past said point, a person)

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 31, 2017 09:56 AM (8hICw)

270 Coming into this late. 31 Bet those Dems coming up for re-election in 2018 in States that went for Trump are shitting their pants about now... Posted by: deplorable donna - - - - I think this is the key. Absolute full on go after the three or four most vulnerable Dems and burn them.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 31, 2017 09:56 AM (0tfLf)

271 >>> There are other similar chocolates and candies, but I think it's just the eggs that have the surprise toy-things. Posted by: Lance McCormick at January 31, 2017 02:50 PM (u0s1P) I think they have a higher milk content than other chocolate, thus "better" for growing children? Thus the word kinder in them? I don't really care, they are just yummy. Besides Kinderei, The Kinder Bueno and the Happy Hippos are delicious.

Posted by: LizLem at January 31, 2017 09:56 AM (hvf9s)

272 Bwahahahahahah https://twitter.com/VICE/status/826499450550046721 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 31, 2017 02:38 PM (39g3+) I printed that out and it's being passed around the office. Everyone's laughing their asses off.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 31, 2017 09:57 AM (uiwCw)

273 Presumed Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Once Claimed That a Fetus Becomes a Human Being Wait, babies aren't human even after they are born?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 31, 2017 09:57 AM (39g3+)

274 How many Kids choked on the chocolate eggs? Total ever or annual, whichever.

Posted by: Bigbys Photoshop Trump Hands at January 31, 2017 09:57 AM (rKd6K)

275 Pity the aging, bitter, single women who are writing checks to these clowns. There are millipns of them, poor foolish, things.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at January 31, 2017 09:57 AM (cCsPW)

276 Senators deliberately withholding their presence on the Senate floor for the purpose of preventing the Senate from carrying out its solemn duties are not being collegial. 

If the boycotting Senators have no interest in carrying out their constitutional duties, then they should find another occupation better suited for doing nothing.

Posted by: mrp at January 31, 2017 09:57 AM (JBggj)

277 >>"Is this the start of Trump's personal army? Maybe it's just some ardent supporters looking to intimidate people with a show of force. Or maybe they're just trying to Make America Great Again by polluting its air with the exhaust fumes from a bunch of giant trunks that surely get an awful mile-per-gallon ratio. "



Uh, did VICE do any stories on the militarization of DHS, including the stockpiling of billions of rounds of ammo?

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 31, 2017 09:57 AM (NOIQH)

278 Call them (and, just for grins, all the rest of the heretofore stalled nominees) directly to the floor for a full Senate vote. Immediately.

Do it, Chester McTurtle. Do it now.

Posted by: DocJ at January 31, 2017 09:58 AM (7bkOX)

279 "BREAKING: Presumed Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Once Claimed That a Fetus Becomes a Human Being" *looks in mirror* By golly, he's right!

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Bans, Slams, and Frenzies! Midwinter Sale at the Outrage Outlet! at January 31, 2017 09:58 AM (hLRSq)

280 Those 2018 NRSC commercials are writing themsleves.

Posted by: Roy at January 31, 2017 09:58 AM (VndSC)

281 Thus the word kinder in them? -- I think it's "kinder" the German word for children I've always heard it pronounced that way, anyway.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at January 31, 2017 09:58 AM (Om16U)

282 Isn't there some rule that says that there has to be at least one member of the other side to report a candidate for a post out to the Senate? I seem to recall that. If it's just a courtesy then eff them with a pointy flag pole, the courtesy thing is gone.

Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable MMA Afficianado at January 31, 2017 09:58 AM (RD7QR)

283 Re: Air Clair McCaskill: There was a rumor that one of the Wallace NASCAR guys (Kenny?) was going to run against her. That would be so sweet. However, RINO Ann Wagner is the inside GOPe heir apparent.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 31, 2017 09:59 AM (ty7RM)

284 Abolish the 17th amendment and this wouldn't be a problem because the State Congress would remove them for not providing representation to the State's interests Convention of States time & stop this Party before State crap Posted by: Batterup at January 31, 2017 02:46 PM (DE9cR) Even before the 17th Amendment, the state legislatures couldn't just yank a sitting Senator. You'd need an Article V convention, not another of the non-Article V "conventions of the states" that occurred after the ratification of the U.S. Constitution.

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 31, 2017 09:59 AM (OzJeO)

285 Make them feel the heat +++ Democrats in general need to be made to feel that they are defeated. I want a Sherman's March to San Francisco, starting in, I dunno, Texas.

Posted by: Bigbys Photoshop Trump Hands at January 31, 2017 09:59 AM (rKd6K)

286 If I held a news conference would anyone attend? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: XPOTUS Preezy at January 31, 2017 09:59 AM (bc2Lc)

287 Another reason to support term limits, so these guys can focus on doing their job and less on what happens over the next 30 years of the cocktail party circuit.

Posted by: Maritime at January 31, 2017 09:59 AM (lzxL6)

288 Trump should just furlough everyone in Treasury and HHS without pay until his picks are confirmed

Posted by: Lord Sir x at January 31, 2017 10:00 AM (nFwvY)

289 286 If I held a news conference would anyone attend? Asking for a friend. Posted by: XPOTUS Preezy The MSM is guaranteed to cum.

Posted by: Roy at January 31, 2017 10:00 AM (VndSC)

290 274 How many Kids choked on the chocolate eggs? Total ever or annual, whichever. -- I heard that Mars lobbied to get them banned

Posted by: @votermom @vm at January 31, 2017 10:00 AM (Om16U)

291 Cuban Refugees finally getting some play on WZippers.

Posted by: garrett at January 31, 2017 10:00 AM (m9RuU)

292 Can you imagine an Ikea type Kinder Egg? Posted by: Anna Puma at January 31, 2017 02:51 PM (+qwrA) Hahahaha! Comes with little tools and instructions to assemble. That or filled with lingonberries.

Posted by: LizLem at January 31, 2017 10:00 AM (hvf9s)

293 Up Eros! Down Mars!

Posted by: Grump928(c) at January 31, 2017 10:01 AM (QQ+il)

294 Deem all of the nominees to have been reported favorably by the appropriate committees to the full Senate. Seems like there is some precedent for things to be "deemed" around Capitol Hill.

Posted by: filbert at January 31, 2017 10:01 AM (s5o+q)

295 I want term limits or income caps on government employees

Posted by: Lord Sir x at January 31, 2017 10:01 AM (nFwvY)

296 >>Make them feel the heat This.

Posted by: Zombie Robert Palmer at January 31, 2017 10:01 AM (m9RuU)

297 If is apparent the US Senate Democrats do not think many US Government Agencies are important enough to have a Leader. Therefore... I will take the Democrats word for this, and follow their example. Starting today, any Agency that does not have its cabinet appointed leader, is on furlough, until it gets its Cabinet Level position filled. Thank you, and God Bless.

Posted by: What I'd like to hear Trump say. at January 31, 2017 10:01 AM (qf6WZ)

298 I think it's "kinder" the German word for children I've always heard it pronounced that way, anyway. Yes, no matter how kind your children are, German children are always Kinder.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 31, 2017 10:01 AM (39g3+)

299 How many Kids choked on the chocolate eggs? Total ever or annual, whichever. The thing about Kinder Eggs is that the chocolate is SO good. It's the nice Euro/Belgian style, not too sweet or waxy like American "chocolate."

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 31, 2017 10:02 AM (ty7RM)

300 This is where we need to figure out a way to bring more private sector accountability to government. Don't show up for scheduled meetings and you're not sick/ on legit business/ dead? Thank you for your resignation. I'm 100% support Congress moving slowly or not at all. Feature, not a bug (even when it's the scumbags I disagree with). That is a different thing than throwing temper tantrums and refusing to show up for work. It's inconceivable to me that everyone keeps reelecting worthless, lazy pieces of shit every term that don't show up for scheduled work up to 70% of the time at all, especially when their schedule is shorter than the average substitute teacher. They sure as hell show up for all the paid retreats, travel, and donor parties though. Start making the fuckers punch a clock... like they mandate for more and more of the private sector. No show, no pay. Late, docked pay. For clarity: at work means sitting in your spot with your damn name in front of it and voting. Not working is meeting with donors or lobbyists No employer pays me to go to meeting about my next job. That's on your own time, fuckstick.

Posted by: Damiano at January 31, 2017 10:02 AM (71OEY)

301 McConnell seems to think changing the rules to benefit the GOP would just mean the democrats would use the same rules down the road to screw us over. Republican't. Always an excuse for doing nothing.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 31, 2017 10:02 AM (vZ9Fw)

302 Why doesn't Hatch sic the Capitol Police to haul their asses in?

Posted by: Iblis at January 31, 2017 10:02 AM (9221z)

303 Therefore... I will take the Democrats word for this, and follow their example. Starting today, any Agency that does not have its cabinet appointed leader, is on furlough, until it gets its Cabinet Level position filled. Good position. Its obvious they don't consider these jobs critical, and wish to leave them up to Trump to do personally...

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 31, 2017 10:03 AM (39g3+)

304 I think it's "kinder" the German word for children I've always heard it pronounced that way, anyway. Kin der, not kind er.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at January 31, 2017 10:03 AM (0DVOr)

305 SO this is their new strategy - fight everywhere, every way.
Freakin SORE LOSER Kaine!

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/01/31/kaine-democrats-fight-streets-trump/

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 31, 2017 10:03 AM (NOIQH)

306 Kill those damned traitors, or at least do that recess thing.

Posted by: JoshO at January 31, 2017 10:03 AM (34zfN)

307 New party: the Conservative-Spine Party. Most Washington Generals wing (the team the Harlem Globetrotters take with them to beat every stop) of the Grand Old Spineless Party need not apply.

Posted by: Axeman at January 31, 2017 10:03 AM (2mC6G)

308 How many tickets does a Majority Leader need to convene the Senate as a Committee of the Whole?

Posted by: mrp at January 31, 2017 10:04 AM (JBggj)

309 I am hoping Trump and his team, specifically Bannon, have something up their sleeves to counter this.

Posted by: IC at January 31, 2017 10:04 AM (a0IVu)

310 This thread needs more mobies.

Posted by: Captain Ahab at January 31, 2017 10:05 AM (97XyN)

311
In the Senate, Dems always play hardball, Repubs play with themselves.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 31, 2017 10:05 AM (ODxAs)

312 McConnell seems to think changing the rules to benefit the GOP would just mean the democrats would use the same rules down the road to screw us over. Well that is absolutely true, but would the GOP ever try to sit out committee meetings just to stall things? Have they? I honestly don't know. What I can't work out is what they figure this is going to accomplish. Do they figure the work won't get done? That Trump will back down and nominate I dunno Michael Moore to the position? That he'll just quit in frustration? I don't see the point here.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 31, 2017 10:05 AM (39g3+)

313 Clair McCaskill: There was a rumor that one of the Wallace NASCAR guys (Kenny?) was going to run against her. That would be so sweet. However, RINO Ann Wagner is the inside GOPe heir apparent. Posted by: Brave Sir Robin ______________ I just want someone that won't fuck up that race like Akin did. Somebody better get their answers right on "rape babies" this time. That nasty bitch McCaskill should have been gone a long time ago.

Posted by: Maritime at January 31, 2017 10:05 AM (lzxL6)

314 What Trump should do is either fire or lay off every Democrat Appointee currently working under him and every employee they hired.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at January 31, 2017 10:05 AM (mpXpK)

315 283: the rumor i heard was carl edwards.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 31, 2017 10:05 AM (KP5rU)

316 I just want someone that won't fuck up that race like Akin did. Somebody better get their answers right on "rape babies" this time. That nasty bitch McCaskill should have been gone a long time ago. Posted by: Maritime at January 31, 2017 03:05 PM (lzxL6) Whatever the answer, stick to it. Actually believe in your position. When you walk back your statement, it shows you're just playing for votes.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 31, 2017 10:06 AM (8hICw)

317 Rumors are growing that it's going to be Gorsuch. If it isn't, it'll be one of the great headfakes.

Posted by: WisRich at January 31, 2017 10:06 AM (hdpay)

318 Whatever the answer, stick to it. Actually believe in your position. Exactly. Waffling or backing down hurts you worse than holding an unpopular position.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 31, 2017 10:07 AM (39g3+)

319 Democrat implosion pending. Need most popcorn.

Posted by: Usntakim at January 31, 2017 10:07 AM (hMqvx)

320 How many Kids choked on the chocolate eggs? Total ever or annual, whichever. Not the eggs, the toys/kit inside (which inside a plastic capsule). I assume zero, but I don't know. Crackerjacks and cereals used to have FREE TOY INSIDE too, but I think those days are gone.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at January 31, 2017 10:07 AM (u0s1P)

321 Lizzy @ 305 I just read that. Kaine is an idiot. OK Kaine...bring it. And whatever violence you stir up that affects me or my family gets returned to you.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 31, 2017 10:07 AM (0tfLf)

322 157 132 Start laying off 100 people a day in the departments awaiting a vote for their new Secretary. If they don't need a leader they don't need the department. Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 31, 2017 02:36 PM (XtAzU) --- This fellow has jib. Posted by: Jib Cutter at January 31, 2017 02:40 PM (zke7T) That would be perfect. I wonder if it would be legal?

Posted by: Bernette at January 31, 2017 10:07 AM (S6rOh)

323 Declare a quorum with the attending Republicans, since they represent a majority, hold a vote and pass the nomination on. Let the Dems then fight about it. Or, pass the nomination on without a recommendation since a vote could not be held and let the Senate confirm. Maybe we should fit Hatch with a pussy hat if he can't get stuff done.

Posted by: David at January 31, 2017 10:07 AM (T2uZP)

324 Is Gorsuch the one they say is much like Scalia?

Posted by: grammie winger at January 31, 2017 10:07 AM (DLIpz)

325 I remember the good old days when a Democrat Senator boycott was what you found in Harry Reid's basement.

Posted by: Roy at January 31, 2017 10:08 AM (VndSC)

326 Someone remind Claire McCaskill that Trump won Missouri by 18 points.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 31, 2017 10:08 AM (oVJmc)

327 : the rumor i heard was carl edwards. Ok, sounds right. I don't watch the "Round and Rounders" much.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 31, 2017 10:08 AM (ty7RM)

328 "Pathetic"?  Pretty strong words for a Senator.  Seriously,  Hatch is sounding like he has at least one testicle.  Maybe the size of a pea.  But that's an improvement.

I'd preferred it if he'd said,  "What a bunch of fucking pussies.  Have you seen this shit?  Fuck 'em sideways with Barney Frank's diseased cock!" or something like that.

Posted by: Dang at January 31, 2017 10:09 AM (8b+oT)

329 *waves musket around* Woooooo! Lookit me, bitchez! I'm all 2nd Amendmenty and stuff. Elect me and I swear i'm gonna do stuff! Stuff with muskets! Wooooooo!

Posted by: The Turtle at January 31, 2017 10:09 AM (vZ9Fw)

330 Whatever the answer, stick to it. Actually believe in your position. When you walk back your statement, it shows you're just playing for votes. Posted by: DoublySymmetric _________ I don't think that was Akin's problem, it was the whole "raped women can will their pregnancy away' plus just the position itself of abortion being illegal even in cases or rape. A state like Missouri is Ruby Red and even they didn't go for such a strident position on abortion. Trump and Romney both won it by like 20 points, it should be a layup for a mainstream, pro life candidate that doesn't say stupid shit.

Posted by: Maritime at January 31, 2017 10:09 AM (lzxL6)

Posted by: People who have been complaining about "obstructionism" for the last 6-8 years at January 31, 2017 10:09 AM (/dvDR)

332 Yeah Rumor is that it's Carl Edwards.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 31, 2017 10:09 AM (dKiJG)

333 323 Declare a quorum with the attending Republicans, since they represent a majority, hold a vote and pass the nomination on. Let the Dems then fight about it.

Or, pass the nomination on without a recommendation since a vote could not be held and let the Senate confirm.

Maybe we should fit Hatch with a pussy hat if he can't get stuff done.

Posted by: David at January 31, 2017 03:07 PM (T2uZP)


The Senate has a rule that at least one member of the "minority Party" must be present in the judiciary committee to pass a candidate on to the floor for confirmation.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at January 31, 2017 10:09 AM (mpXpK)

334 284 Abolish the 17th amendment and this wouldn't be a problem because the State Congress would remove them for not providing representation to the State's interests Convention of States time & stop this Party before State crap Posted by: Batterup at January 31, 2017 02:46 PM (DE9cR) Even before the 17th Amendment, the state legislatures couldn't just yank a sitting Senator. You'd need an Article V convention, not another of the non-Article V "conventions of the states" that occurred after the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Posted by: The Political Hat at January 31, 2017 02:59 PM (OzJeO) Be careful what you wish for in an Article V Convention. Global Governance Marxists like Soros have that covered aa well.

Posted by: Pepe, Moar Pleaae. at January 31, 2017 10:09 AM (O6j88)

335 Yes, no matter how kind your children are, German children are always Kinder. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 31, 2017 03:01 PM (39g3+) ------------------ YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!

Posted by: Moron Pundit at January 31, 2017 10:09 AM (xeeHA)

336 322. That would be for the courts to decide. Of course, that takes time.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 31, 2017 10:10 AM (lgaMR)

337 283 Re: Air Clair McCaskill: There was a rumor that one of the Wallace NASCAR guys (Kenny?) was going to run against her. That would be so sweet.
However, RINO Ann Wagner is the inside GOPe heir apparent.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 31, 2017 02:59 PM (ty7RM)


Carl Edwards

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at January 31, 2017 10:10 AM (Enq6K)

338 Call the judiciary meeting to order first thing in the morning then immediately start the vote. The dems either vote or look like cockroaches scrambling for the exits.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 31, 2017 10:10 AM (kTF2Z)

339 "331 " Raycis.

Posted by: Sheila Jackson-Lee at January 31, 2017 10:10 AM (97XyN)

340 300 This is where we need to figure out a way to bring more private sector accountability to government. Don't show up for scheduled meetings and you're not sick/ on legit business/ dead? Thank you for your resignation. I'm 100% support Congress moving slowly or not at all. Feature, not a bug (even when it's the scumbags I disagree with). That is a different thing than throwing temper tantrums and refusing to show up for work. It's inconceivable to me that everyone keeps reelecting worthless, lazy pieces of shit every term that don't show up for scheduled work up to 70% of the time at all, especially when their schedule is shorter than the average substitute teacher. They sure as hell show up for all the paid retreats, travel, and donor parties though. Start making the fuckers punch a clock... like they mandate for more and more of the private sector. No show, no pay. Late, docked pay. For clarity: at work means sitting in your spot with your damn name in front of it and voting. Not working is meeting with donors or lobbyists No employer pays me to go to meeting about my next job. That's on your own time, fuckstick. Posted by: Damiano at January 31, 2017 03:02 PM (71OEY) OMG. THIS.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 31, 2017 10:10 AM (nQ10o)

341 I think Trump needs to start closing down lots of segments of the government because of the failure to get integral people to perform his necessary duties confirmed - I would start with HUD and the DOE and also close down all  immigration services, EPA enforcement, Obamacare payments,  treasury payments to congressmen and their staff, and essentially all government segments and payments to government workers except defense, social security/, national parks and security - sort of a reverse Obama - see how long Congress holds out.  Just have Trump say the following:  "sorry - cannot really make any payments without a Treasury Department can I?  And I cannot, thanks to people like  Sally Yates  and the rest of the Anti-American Obama saboteurs in government, trust that the people's interests are being protected.  Therefore, the senate democrats who are endangering the welfare of this country and its people have forced me to take this drastic action.  Please contact your local US representative and senator to put a stop to this dangerous activity which is  placed all of our safety and welfare at risk.  That is all.  I will not be taking any question from the press on this. Please direct your questions to the Democrats in the Senate."

Posted by: Publius Redux at January 31, 2017 10:11 AM (Fb9aZ)

342 >>The Senate has a rule that at least one member of the "minority Party" Dig up a Kennedy and wheel him in there.

Posted by: garrett at January 31, 2017 10:11 AM (m9RuU)

343 I am hoping Trump and his team, specifically Bannon, have something up their sleeves to counter this.
Posted by: IC
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Something like... SQUID HANDS!?!

Posted by: That girl in this morning's painting at January 31, 2017 10:11 AM (8b+oT)

344 wisconsin has tammy baldwin(d) dumdass. so, i can't say much. i think she may have one functioning brain cell. but, hey, lesbian.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 31, 2017 10:11 AM (KP5rU)

345 The left wing in Congress is out of control I see not other option but the nuclear one.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 31, 2017 10:11 AM (sRFAL)

346 Living in Wisconsin, I can say that their action was NOT popular. Wisconsinites are generally very practical as a cultural matter, and don't particularly like the idea of their reps not doing their jobs. Posted by: Moron Pundit at January 31, 2017 02:55 PM (xeeHA) I know. I'm a cheesehead too.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at January 31, 2017 10:11 AM (ZM2xo)

347 Yes, no matter how kind your children are, German children are always Kinder. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 31, 2017 03:01 PM (39g3+) ------------------ YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!! Posted by: Moron Pundit at January 31, 2017 03:09 PM (xeeHA) You forgot to put on your sunglasses.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 31, 2017 10:11 AM (vZ9Fw)

348 Geez, like Harry Reid worried himself into a nubbin because no one would ever consider passing ObamaCare through the Senate using the budget reconciliation process.

Posted by: mrp at January 31, 2017 10:11 AM (JBggj)

349 Up Eros! Down Mars! Posted by: Grump928(c) Remember the Cant!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at January 31, 2017 10:11 AM (9krrF)

350 324 Is Gorsuch the one they say is much like Scalia? Posted by: grammie winger at January 31, 2017 03:07 PM (DLIpz) --- Yes, or as Romney would say, a "Severe Conservative".

Posted by: WisRich at January 31, 2017 10:11 AM (hdpay)

351 297 If is apparent the US Senate Democrats do not think many US Government Agencies are important enough to have a Leader. Therefore... I will take the Democrats word for this, and follow their example. Starting today, any Agency that does not have its cabinet appointed leader, is on furlough, until it gets its Cabinet Level position filled. Thank you, and God Bless. Posted by: What I'd like to hear Trump say. at January 31, 2017 03:01 PM (qf6WZ) Unpaid furlough lol. Too bad they confirmed DeVos.

Posted by: Bernette at January 31, 2017 10:12 AM (S6rOh)

352 Something like... SQUID HANDS!?! Once you go cephalopod, you never not.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at January 31, 2017 10:12 AM (u0s1P)

353 Yes, or as Romney would say, a "Severe Conservative".

Posted by: WisRich at January 31, 2017 03:11 PM (hdpay)

LoL; like he contracted some terminal disease.

Posted by: IC at January 31, 2017 10:12 AM (a0IVu)

354 Venus also voted against chocolate eggs; they don't keep well in that climate

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at January 31, 2017 10:13 AM (q+piq)

355 *Nice, but no immediate impact on their personal comfort. -Close down their offices. -Revoke parking privileges, gym privileges, dinning room privileges, postage privileges. Make them feel the heat. Posted by: WisRich at January 31, 2017 02:53 PM (hdpay)* I'd rather layoff 100 per day per department and have their base turn on them.

Posted by: tbodie at January 31, 2017 10:13 AM (0DVOr)

356 Pity the aging, bitter, single women who are writing checks to these clowns. There are millipns of them, poor foolish, things.
---

You know, as an aging single woman, I feel that I should somehow say "no, that's not the case."

However, these demonstrations have convinced me that the bigger clingers are not on the right, but on the left. Add in hormones and a tendency towards histrionics and BAM!

More crazy than a padded cell full of men who think they're Napoleon.

Sigh.

I now feel obligated to change my nic.

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at January 31, 2017 10:13 AM (J5mC3)

357 If a Democrat boycotts a committee meeting, consider it a resignation and appoint a replacement immediately.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 31, 2017 10:13 AM (4AVeu)

358 Venus also voted against chocolate eggs; they don't keep well in that climate They kling on Uranus.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at January 31, 2017 10:14 AM (0DVOr)

359 I'm really hoping it's Gorsuch and not Hardiman. I just don't trust judges as far as I can throw them, if they have a whiff of "moderate" they basically become liberal judges. Just something about the legal profession and how they think.

Posted by: Maritime at January 31, 2017 10:14 AM (lzxL6)

360 The Senate has a rule that at least one member of the "minority Party" must be present in the judiciary committee to pass a candidate on to the floor for confirmation. I can't seem to find that in the Senate Rules on their website. Help a brother out.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at January 31, 2017 10:14 AM (QQ+il)

361 Nice, but no immediate impact on their personal comfort.

-Close down their offices.
-Revoke parking privileges, gym privileges, dinning room privileges, postage privileges.

Make them feel the heat.


Posted by: WisRich at January 31, 2017 02:53 PM (hdpay)*

I'd rather layoff 100 per day per department and have their base turn on them.

---

You're BOTH right.

Tastes great and is less filling!

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at January 31, 2017 10:14 AM (J5mC3)

362 I'm not too worked up about this. Trump will either get the appointee that he wants, or the Dem's will continue to display their embarrassing tantrums while the positions go vacant. If the vacancies aren't filled, the department shuts down. Less government, by an alternate means.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 31, 2017 10:14 AM (DLIpz)

363 The Senate has a rule that at least one member of the "minority Party" must be present in the judiciary committee to pass a candidate on to the floor for confirmation. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at Sounds like it's time to use the tranny playbook and someone's can identify as a democrat for a day

Posted by: Lord Sir x at January 31, 2017 10:14 AM (nFwvY)

364 O/T; There has been a 10 percent bump in tourism in Slovenia from American tourists since Melania became FLOTUS. I'm guessing men hoping to find hot women...heh.

Posted by: IC at January 31, 2017 10:15 AM (a0IVu)

365 The GOPe could do something to move things along. The fact they don't makes them worse than the DIMS.

Posted by: Pepe, Moar Pleaae. at January 31, 2017 10:15 AM (O6j88)

366 "I am hoping Trump and his team, specifically Bannon, have something up their sleeves to counter this." Give 'em enough rope. Trump needs to use carrots and sticks to peel off a few D Senators, and then Schumer and the entire D party are fucked. And they will have given Trump the excuse to fuck 'em. I'm betting on a deal with the Russians and the Saudis to end ISIS and create a refugee sanctuary. A lot of Ds and a lot of MSM will look very stupid if that happens. There's a reason for Tillerson at State. Global oil prices as a diplomatic weapon / leverage.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 31, 2017 10:15 AM (SIY7D)

367 Fine. I'm going to go put up some shelves and make some cookies.

Posted by: garrett at January 31, 2017 10:15 AM (m9RuU)

368 Friend from Germany msged me and said she's proud of WA state for standing up to Trump. (We've never talked politics.)

We chatted for a while and she said Trump is being portrayed as dangerous and out of control; that he hires ppl and fires them, (implying that Yates was one of these or something). That he constantly is changing his mind about people, the administration is in disarray.

She said, "What is up with the media"? She definitely has some right-tendencies, so I said, "They are very left and politics right now is regrettably a game of polarizing people."

She didn't like all the immigration last year into Germany, but their papers are really hammering Trump, apparently.


Posted by: atomicplaygirl (Gab: atomicplaygirl) at January 31, 2017 10:15 AM (Gim9y)

369 I'm so old that I remember that being the "Party of No" was a bad thing.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at January 31, 2017 10:15 AM (bZXxP)

370 Bring back the use of stocks.

Monthly throwing of rotten eggs and vegetables at a-hole politicians.

It's a good start.

Posted by: Dr. Doomsday at January 31, 2017 10:15 AM (dVnrg)

371 Something like... SQUID HANDS!?! Once you go cephalopod, you never not. Posted by: Lance McCormick at January 31, 2017 03:12 PM (u0s1P) Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn. *waves tentacles*

Posted by: Cthulu at January 31, 2017 10:15 AM (hvf9s)

372 IIRC, when the dems pulled that stunt in WI, the GOP controlled state legislature changed the rules and passed what the dems didn't want.

Posted by: davidt at January 31, 2017 10:16 AM (XoldI)

373 I wish Breitbart could see this.

Posted by: Iblis at January 31, 2017 10:16 AM (9221z)

374 RUN AWAY!!

Posted by: KING ARTHUR (D) at January 31, 2017 10:16 AM (oGRue)

375 Have the Democrats realized that if they don't approve Trump's nominees, then according to the Constitution (Article II Section 1) he has the power to directly, without agency heads, wield the executive power of the US Government? In fact, all executive power wielded by Secretaries of the various departments actually belongs to the President, per the Constitution. The Constitution does not *require* a President to appoint department heads. It assumes that they will exist . . . but it also assumes the Senate will do it's job. What the Democrats are doing is, in essence, provoking a Constitutional Crisis unless McConnell snuffs it out by going "nuclear."

Posted by: filbert at January 31, 2017 10:16 AM (s5o+q)

376 350 324 Is Gorsuch the one they say is much like Scalia? Posted by: grammie winger at January 31, 2017 03:07 PM (DLIpz) --- Yes, or as Romney would say, a "Severe Conservative". Posted by: WisRich at January 31, 2017 03:11 PM (hdpay) Good enough for me.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 31, 2017 10:16 AM (DLIpz)

377 Start making the fuckers punch a clock... like they mandate for more and more of the private sector. No show, no pay. Late, docked pay. For clarity: at work means sitting in your spot with your damn name in front of it and voting. Not working is meeting with donors or lobbyists No employer pays me to go to meeting about my next job. That's on your own time, fuckstick.

---

This is a pretty hot idea actually.

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at January 31, 2017 10:16 AM (J5mC3)

378 Fine. I'm going to go put up some shelves and make some cookies. Posted by: garrett Just remember to have your drill set proper, OK?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at January 31, 2017 10:17 AM (9krrF)

379 Righty Tighty

Posted by: Grump928(c) at January 31, 2017 10:17 AM (QQ+il)

380 We chatted for a while and she said Trump is being portrayed as dangerous and out of control; that he hires ppl and fires them, (implying that Yates was one of these or something). That he constantly is changing his mind about people, the administration is in disarray.

She said, "What is up with the media"? She definitely has some right-tendencies, so I said, "They are very left and politics right now is regrettably a game of polarizing people."

She didn't like all the immigration last year into Germany, but their papers are really hammering Trump, apparently.


Posted by: atomicplaygirl (Gab: atomicplaygirl) at January 31, 2017 03:15 PM (Gim9y)



I'm hoping you corrected her rendition there?

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at January 31, 2017 10:17 AM (Enq6K)

381 tart making the fuckers punch a clock... like they mandate for more and more of the private sector. No show, no pay. Late, docked pay. For clarity: at work means sitting in your spot with your damn name in front of it and voting. Not working is meeting with donors or lobbyists No employer pays me to go to meeting about my next job. That's on your own time, fuckstick. --- This is a pretty hot idea actually. Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant And none of this union work on the public dime crap.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at January 31, 2017 10:17 AM (9krrF)

382 >>Just remember to have your drill set proper, OK? Thanks for reminding me... I'd hate to have it set to Oatmeal when I really want Chocolate Chip!

Posted by: garrett at January 31, 2017 10:18 AM (m9RuU)

383 Have the interim AG start issuing subpoenas. For what? Who cares? As long as it's painful and scary. Since they won't confirm the new guy, the interim guy can start raking the muck.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 31, 2017 10:18 AM (oVJmc)

384 360  I can't seem to find that in the Senate Rules on their website. Help a brother out.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at January 31, 2017 03:14 PM (QQ+il)



Its under the committee rules:  (and it looks like they have changed it to two)





III. QUORUMS

1. Seven Members of the Committee, actually present, shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of discussing business. Nine Members of the Committee, including at least two Members of the minority, shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of transacting business. No bill, matter, or nomination shall be ordered reported from the Committee, however, unless a majority of the Committee is actually present at the time such action is taken and a majority of those present support the action taken.


Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at January 31, 2017 10:18 AM (mpXpK)

385 My God. I'm nearly all the way through a replay of the Spicer briefing today.

These reporters are truly dumb shits.

The ignorance is burning.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 31, 2017 10:19 AM (8iiMU)

386 I would not call Tim Kaine's seat "safe." Not if he continues to pander to the hard Left. I know Hillary-voters who were turned off by him. "Gee, I don't remember him being this creepy when he was governor" being a typical reaction. I think Jim Gilmore would have a sporting chance of winning if he ran.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 31, 2017 10:19 AM (Nox3c)

387 Thanks for reminding me... I'd hate to have it set to Oatmeal when I really want Chocolate Chip! Posted by: garrett at January 31, 2017 03:18 PM (m9RuU) Chocolate Chip- the Antonin Scalia of cookies.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 31, 2017 10:19 AM (92kX2)

388 Forgot the link


http://tinyurl.com/zrv3nyg

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at January 31, 2017 10:19 AM (mpXpK)

389 Posted by: Cthulu at January 31, 2017 03:15 PM (hvf9s)

Does socking a banned regular carry any risk?

Posted by: Barney Frank at January 31, 2017 10:19 AM (4WhSY)

390 385 My God. I'm nearly all the way through a replay of the Spicer briefing today.

These reporters are truly dumb shits.

The ignorance is burning.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 31, 2017 03:19 PM (8iiMU)


Linky?

Posted by: davidt at January 31, 2017 10:20 AM (XoldI)

391 Can't they do like WI did and send the Sgt at Arms to collect these assholes and force them to attend? I guess they could still run to Canada though and we would have to request extradition --- or not. That is what the WI Dems did. They ran out of the jurisdiction and hid in another state. My guess is that they plan to throw 4 years of unceasing tantrums. They aren't even being asked to justify their actions. The press just calls it chaos and talks about Trump's policy as if it matters bugger-all what he did. They would protest anyway because that is all they have.

Posted by: Thatch at January 31, 2017 10:20 AM (CWGHX)

392 Have the interim AG start issuing subpoenas. For what? Who cares? As long as it's painful and scary. Since they won't confirm the new guy, the interim guy can start raking the muck. Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 31, 2017 03:18 PM (oVJmc) Have him appoint a Hillary special prosecutor. And an Obama one too, for giggles. And what the hell--a Schumer one. You KNOW that sewer rat's got skeletons in his closet.

Posted by: filbert at January 31, 2017 10:20 AM (s5o+q)

393 Theoretically, could Trump just put in an acting Director?

Posted by: grammie winger at January 31, 2017 10:20 AM (DLIpz)

394 Does socking a banned regular carry any risk? Posted by: Barney Frank at January 31, 2017 03:19 PM (4WhSY) Probably going for the crazy making old god, not the crazy making old regular.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 31, 2017 10:21 AM (92kX2)

395 The Senate has a rule that at least one member of the "minority Party" must be present in the judiciary committee to pass a candidate on to the floor for confirmation. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at No problem...change the rule. It's a harry reid thing

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 31, 2017 10:21 AM (sRFAL)

396 393 Theoretically, could Trump just put in an acting Director?

Posted by: grammie winger at January 31, 2017 03:20 PM (DLIpz)


Yes and there is.  Yates was one until last night when a new one was put in.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at January 31, 2017 10:21 AM (Enq6K)

397 Posted by: Tami at January 31, 2017 03:17 PM (Enq6K)

Absolutely I did, which is why she told me she didn't support Merkel's move but Germany felt blackmailed. She said any time anyone talks closing borders, the word Nazi gets brought out. I sympathised with her and told her a country's job is to protect its legal residents first. Unvetted immigration flies in the face of that.

Posted by: atomicplaygirl (Gab: atomicplaygirl) at January 31, 2017 10:21 AM (Gim9y)

398 Nobody around here better be socking me, I'll tell you that much.

Posted by: John Cougar Mellencamp at January 31, 2017 10:21 AM (97XyN)

399 The likes of Hatch, imo, are acting more like they're owned by the DNC, probably through blackmail. Makes me wonder, just how involved are the RINOs in pizzagate activities?

Posted by: Grimmy at January 31, 2017 10:21 AM (m+qrc)

400 368 Friend from Germany msged me and said she's proud of WA state for standing up to Trump. (We've never talked politics.) ______________________________ Yeah. Because Germans have such a proud and storied history of standing up against The State.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 31, 2017 10:22 AM (4AVeu)

401 389 Posted by: Cthulu at January 31, 2017 03:15 PM (hvf9s) Does socking a banned regular carry any risk? Cthulhu is banned?

Posted by: grammie winger at January 31, 2017 10:22 AM (DLIpz)

402 Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at January 31, 2017 03:13 PM (J5mC3 These leftist women are pathetic, hysterical people with no personal power. Hence the importance of forcing groupthink and groupspeak on the rest of us. They also get very little personal attention. Hence the need to demonstrate wildly.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 31, 2017 10:22 AM (nQ10o)

403 So why can't the Senate simply take a recess and let Trump make all of these appointments? Amazing how Republicans could never stop anything the Democrat Senate did after the 2008 election.

Posted by: Maritime at January 31, 2017 10:22 AM (lzxL6)

404 Europeans believe Donald Trump is the worst human imaginable, they consider him a horrific lying dangerous psychotic freak white supremacist klansman nazi deathmongering radical. They have no actual basis for all this, but its what they've been told every day for years now, so how would they know differently?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 31, 2017 10:22 AM (39g3+)

405 She said any time anyone talks closing borders, the word Nazi gets brought out. I sympathised with her and told her a country's job is to protect its legal residents first. Unvetted immigration flies in the face of that. Posted by: atomicplaygirl (Gab: atomicplaygirl) at January 31, 2017 03:21 PM (Gim9y) Nazi Germany didn't close it's borders - it expanded them all over Europe.

Posted by: josephistan at January 31, 2017 10:23 AM (7HtZB)

406 Nobody around here better be socking me, I'll tell you that much.
Posted by: John Cougar Mellencamp


I'm sorry, are you supposed to be famous or something?  Not sure I recognize the name.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 31, 2017 10:23 AM (4WhSY)

407 Theoretically, could Trump just put in an acting Director?
---

I asked the same thing in the art thread.

Next question: Can Trump make his nominee the acting Director?

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at January 31, 2017 10:24 AM (J5mC3)

408 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 31, 2017 03:22 PM (39g3+) And my sister is one of them. Her English husband watched Trumo's inaugural address. She said that she couldn't even bear to hear his voice.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 31, 2017 10:24 AM (fDdVG)

409 Hello Walmart, my old friend i've come to buy a drill again Becuz I tried to use my drill reversed It wouldn't drill, got plaster on Liverwurst That I wanted on my sandwich for my lunch I have a hunch That I know placing shelves Like NDT Knows Science.

Posted by: Shelley and Garfunkel at January 31, 2017 10:24 AM (vZ9Fw)

410 DineshDSouza 31/01/17 15:29 The reason @realDonaldTrump is so unnerving to the left is that he refuses to let them set the terms & parameters of the debate

Posted by: EVLINC! at January 31, 2017 10:24 AM (y3aQB)

411 Europeans believe Donald Trump is the worst human imaginable, they consider him a horrific lying dangerous psychotic freak white supremacist klansman nazi deathmongering radical. They have no actual basis for all this, but its what they've been told every day for years now, so how would they know differently? Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 31, 2017 03:22 PM (39g3+) No, their basis for that is that that's what their (generally state-run) media tells them. Sort of like our MFM, but way, way, way more ubiquitous.

Posted by: filbert at January 31, 2017 10:24 AM (s5o+q)

412 395  No problem...change the rule. It's a harry reid thing

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 31, 2017 03:21 PM (sRFAL)


No its a committee thing and you need them present to change the rule.  Catch-22



But the solution is still available.  They can order them to quorum and have them arrested if they do not report.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at January 31, 2017 10:24 AM (mpXpK)

413 >>She said that she couldn't even bear to hear his voice. Too be fair, I couldn't stand the sound of that JEF either.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 31, 2017 10:25 AM (/tuJf)

414 And my sister is one of them. Her English husband watched Trumo's inaugural address. She said that she couldn't even bear to hear his voice.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 31, 2017 03:24 PM (fDdVG)


Tell her now she knows how we've all felt for the past 8 years.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at January 31, 2017 10:25 AM (Enq6K)

415 To be fair, I couldn't listen to Obama's voice. Maybe we cancel each other out.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 31, 2017 10:25 AM (DLIpz)

416 In other news, from Fox via Gateway Pundit:

The Iranian-backed suicide attack targeting a Saudi frigate off the coast of Yemen on Monday may have been meant for an American warship, two defense officials told Fox News

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at January 31, 2017 10:25 AM (J5mC3)

417 Strict drug tests for members of Congress and their staff.

Posted by: Pepe, Moar Pleaae. at January 31, 2017 10:26 AM (O6j88)

418 Have 2 republicans 'identify' as Democrats. And then become Republicans after to vote is taken. Fuck Them

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 31, 2017 10:26 AM (oGRue)

419 They can order them to quorum and have them arrested if they do not report. Can we make it a felony so they lose their right to vote?

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at January 31, 2017 10:26 AM (0DVOr)

420 What the hell was it that cooth got banninated for, anyway? I've kinda been distracted for a while and can't keep up...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at January 31, 2017 10:26 AM (9krrF)

421 Oh goodie, the GOPe are back to failure theatre already.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 31, 2017 10:26 AM (Hdi++)

422 412 395 No problem...change the rule. It's a harry reid thing

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 31, 2017 03:21 PM (sRFAL)

No its a committee thing and you need them present to change the rule. Catch-22

But the solution is still available. They can order them to quorum and have them arrested if they do not report.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 31, 2017 03:24 PM (mpXpK)


Then they flee to Canada.

Posted by: davidt at January 31, 2017 10:26 AM (XoldI)

423 Posted by: josephistan at January 31, 2017 03:23 PM (7HtZB)

Yes, but I think the mud slingers are trying to draw an analogue between bias against, Jews, gypsies, non-Aryans and the current state, where the residents didn't want a surge of unvetted foreigners because, you know, apples are shelves. (Sorry Ace.)

Posted by: atomicplaygirl (Gab: atomicplaygirl) at January 31, 2017 10:26 AM (Gim9y)

424 What the hell was it that cooth got banninated for, anyway? I've kinda been distracted for a while and can't keep up... Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at January 31, 2017 03:26 PM (9krrF) Brain eating, soul stealing . . . the usual.

Posted by: filbert at January 31, 2017 10:27 AM (s5o+q)

425 417 Strict drug tests for members of Congress and their staff. Posted by: Pepe, Moar Pleaae. at January 31, 2017 03:26 PM (O6j8 =================== Members of Congress: Get the Constitutional Amendment machine up and running.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 31, 2017 10:27 AM (BjrOM)

426 My ex popped up last night to say she couldn't associate with someone who voted for Trump. OK crazy lady, you called me. Good luck getting past call block when you sober up.

Posted by: Lord Sir x at January 31, 2017 10:27 AM (nFwvY)

427 410 DineshDSouza 31/01/17 15:29 The reason @realDonaldTrump is so unnerving to the left is that he refuses to let them set the terms & parameters of the debate That's pretty much it right there.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 31, 2017 10:27 AM (DLIpz)

428 Rules are fort suckers That's a left wing thing, but I'll buy in for now. Karma sucks

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 31, 2017 10:27 AM (sRFAL)

429 Nobody around here better be socking me, I'll tell you that much. Posted by: John Cougar Mellencamp **** Ok. No socking. Let the kicking and stomping begin!!!

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at January 31, 2017 10:27 AM (0x/TW)

430 Its under the committee rules: (and it looks like they have changed it to two) Thank you. https://is.gd/ZJCway

Posted by: Grump928(c) at January 31, 2017 10:27 AM (QQ+il)

431 Cthulhu is banned?

Yes. 

Any further questions should be referred to management.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 31, 2017 10:27 AM (4WhSY)

432 Then they flee to Canada. Make sure they bring their passports.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at January 31, 2017 10:27 AM (0DVOr)

433 419  Can we make it a felony so they lose their right to vote?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2017 03:26 PM (0DVOr)


I wish but no.  All they can do is physically drag them to the committee and park their commie asses in their seats.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at January 31, 2017 10:28 AM (mpXpK)

434 Shelvey! ding dang it!

Posted by: Shelvey and Garfunkel at January 31, 2017 10:28 AM (vZ9Fw)

435 No its a committee thing and you need them present to change the rule. Catch-22 But the solution is still available. They can order them to quorum and have them arrested if they do not report. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 31, 2017 03:24 PM (mpXpK) Then they flee to Canada. Posted by: davidt at January 31, 2017 03:26 PM (XoldI) For peak freakout, have Pence do it in his capacity as President of the Senate.

Posted by: filbert at January 31, 2017 10:28 AM (s5o+q)

436 427 410 DineshDSouza 31/01/17 15:29 The reason @realDonaldTrump is so unnerving to the left is that he refuses to let them set the terms & parameters of the debate That's pretty much it right there. Posted by: grammie winger at January 31, 2017 03:27 PM (DLIpz) ================== Before the primary really even began to form, I wanted Rick Perry, newly unemployed man, to hire Newt Gingrich to teach him how to do exactly that. He didn't do that and Trump just did it naturally. So...okay then.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 31, 2017 10:28 AM (BjrOM)

437 Why do I have a feeling this is theater by the GOPe to allow the DIMS to draw up legistlation they both agree on to attempt to undermine Trump?

Posted by: Pepe, Moar Pleaae. at January 31, 2017 10:28 AM (O6j88)

438 >>I would not call Tim Kaine's seat "safe."
Not if he continues to pander to the hard Left.
I know Hillary-voters who were turned off by him.
"Gee, I don't remember him being this creepy when he was governor" being a typical reaction.



Heh, he was *always* creepy. What he is now is a SORE LOSER.

Did John McCain declare war on Obama right after he was sworn in?
Did Paul Ryan publicly denounce Obama and publicly swear to do everything to deligitimize his second win?
Of course not.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 31, 2017 10:28 AM (NOIQH)

439 393 Theoretically, could Trump just put in an acting Director? Posted by: grammie winger at January 31, 2017 03:20 PM (DLIpz) Yes, and that's the state of play now at DoJ, Treasury, and HHS.

Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable MMA Afficianado at January 31, 2017 10:29 AM (RD7QR)

440

 

Next question: Can Trump make his nominee the acting Director?

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at January 31, 2017 03:24 PM (J5mC3)

 

 

To sign warrants you need to confirmed.

Posted by: Deplore Male Logic at January 31, 2017 10:29 AM (lKyWE)

441 Wee wee'd weasels wet their Democrat diapers.

Posted by: Shmuck at the New York Times at January 31, 2017 10:29 AM (Sda6L)

442 The ignorance is burning.




Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 31, 2017 03:19 PM (8iiMU)

Linky?

Posted by: davidt at January 31, 2017 03:20 PM (XoldI)




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM5P9uVJBgk

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 31, 2017 10:29 AM (8iiMU)

443 Cthulhu is banned? Yes. Any further questions should be referred to management. Posted by: Blanco Basura It's cool. Guess I've missed a lot the last few months.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at January 31, 2017 10:29 AM (9krrF)

444 Posted by: Shelley and Garfunkel at January 31, 2017 03:24 PM (vZ9Fw) Bwahaha. I saw Shelfey and Garfunkel open for Chewie and the Electric Ewok Band at...

Posted by: LizLem at January 31, 2017 10:30 AM (hvf9s)

445 Did Paul Ryan publicly denounce Obama and publicly swear to do everything to deligitimize his second win? Of course not. I wish.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 31, 2017 10:30 AM (DLIpz)

446 Rules are fort suckers I was voted most likely to be a Fort sucker in high school!

Posted by: Madonna at January 31, 2017 10:30 AM (7HtZB)

447 Can we at least get a Harrumph out of him?

Posted by: wth at January 31, 2017 10:30 AM (HgMAr)

448 It's cool. Guess I've missed a lot the last few months.

You've had stuff to deal with.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 31, 2017 10:30 AM (4WhSY)

449 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM5P9uVJBgk

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 31, 2017 03:29 PM (8iiMU)


Thanky!

Posted by: davidt at January 31, 2017 10:30 AM (XoldI)

450 Testing. The comments have slowed to less than a drip...

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 31, 2017 10:33 AM (8hICw)

451 Less than five hours before the big reveal. Trump is such a showman, no wonder his apprentice show did as well as it did.

Posted by: IC at January 31, 2017 10:33 AM (a0IVu)

452 What the hell was it that cooth got banninated for, anyway? I've kinda been distracted for a while and can't keep up... Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at January 31, 2017 03:26 PM (9krrF) Brain eating, soul stealing . . . the usual. Posted by: filbert **** That would only make sense if he came here as part of a fast...

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at January 31, 2017 10:33 AM (0x/TW)

453 The Left/Global Governance Marxists have managed to destroy by fire every social contract to ever exist. We are below Lord of the Flies at this point.

Posted by: Pepe, Moar Pleaae. at January 31, 2017 10:33 AM (O6j88)

454 FBN:  Cyber security EO signing has been canceled.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at January 31, 2017 10:34 AM (Enq6K)

455 they've played their game for far too long

Posted by: concrete girl at January 31, 2017 10:34 AM (MZSAv)

456 nood

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at January 31, 2017 10:34 AM (mpXpK)

457 How many Kids choked on the chocolate eggs? Total ever or annual, whichever. ------------------- Five year old Tommy Dagget of Asshole, Arizona once swallowed a toy soldier. When contacted for comment, the rascally little boy said, "It wasn't too bad going down, but it hurt like a motherfucker coming out!"

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 31, 2017 10:35 AM (kTF2Z)

458 453 The Left/Global Governance Marxists have managed to destroy by fire every social contract to ever exist. We are below Lord of the Flies at this point. Posted by: Pepe, Moar Pleaae. at January 31, 2017 03:33 PM (O6j8 Restraints of courtesy and social contract go both ways. If one side severs the contract, the other party is free to ignore it.

Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable MMA Afficianado at January 31, 2017 10:35 AM (RD7QR)

459 R420 What the hell was it that cooth got banninated for, anyway? I've kinda been distracted for a while and can't keep up... Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at January 31, 2017 03:26 PM ( It is being alledged that he made the whole thing up, a la all the fake hate crimes. It is also apparently being alledged that the ddos attacks by he who shall not be named, that mr meat locker had to rewrite the TBK3000 to stop, didn't actually happen. Yes, all our eyes lied to us.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 31, 2017 10:35 AM (Hdi++)

460 --
RUN AWAY!! Posted by: KING ARTHUR (D) at January 31, 2017 03:16 PM
---------


Would it help to confuse Trump if we ran away more?


Posted by: Brave Sir Wyden at January 31, 2017 10:36 AM (pMGkg)

461 458 Restraints of courtesy and social contract go both ways. If one side severs the contract, the other party is free to ignore it. Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable MMA Afficianado at January 31, 2017 03:35 PM (RD7QR) ===================== "That's not fair!" -The Left

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 31, 2017 10:36 AM (BjrOM)

462 Less than five hours before the big reveal. Trump is such a showman, no wonder his apprentice show did as well as it did. Posted by: IC at January 31, 2017 03:33 PM (a0IVu) ............... Speaking of which, Ahnold fired the flaming Gaylord last night. Why, oh why do Republicans hate gays so?

Posted by: wth at January 31, 2017 10:36 AM (HgMAr)

463 "451 Less than five hours before the big reveal. Trump is such a showman, no wonder his apprentice show did as well as it did." He does seem to be enjoying the game. I'm thinking the nominee won't be Gorsuch or Hardiman.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at January 31, 2017 10:37 AM (97XyN)

464 Hold on to your ass, Rumor is that Justice Kennedy is going to retire and Trump will announce both tonight.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 31, 2017 10:37 AM (dKiJG)

465 It's whiplash day at the Q.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at January 31, 2017 10:37 AM (Enq6K)

466 Leftists in tizzy because Bannon is going to sit in on NSC meetings. When David Axelrod did it, not a peep.

Posted by: blaster at January 31, 2017 10:37 AM (tewYv)

467 No nood is bad nood.

Posted by: irright at January 31, 2017 10:38 AM (pMGkg)

468 I think Jim Gilmore would have a sporting chance of winning if he ran. Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 31, 2017 03:19 PM (Nox3c) Even with Fairfax County? Things have changed a lot since I lived in DC. The Republicans usually lived in No. Virginia while the leftists stayed in DC or in Montgomery County.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at January 31, 2017 10:38 AM (ZM2xo)

469 Righty Tighty Posted by: Grump928(c) at January 31, 2017 03:17 PM One of the many reasons conservative women rule!

Posted by: Carlitos Peligro at January 31, 2017 10:38 AM (QD9b6)

470 Ok, the WH cameras just showed two guys carrying in a new LG TV. 


Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at January 31, 2017 10:38 AM (Enq6K)

471 Premature NOODjaculation.

Posted by: filbert at January 31, 2017 10:38 AM (s5o+q)

472 Wait, there was a thread about Brock on which I posted an unspeakably vile comment and now it's gone. This really disappoints me.

Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable MMA Afficianado at January 31, 2017 10:38 AM (RD7QR)

473 Hold on to your ass, Rumor is that Justice Kennedy is going to retire and Trump will announce both tonight. I'm going to have to make condoms part of my regular gear, what with all the spontaneous orgasms.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 31, 2017 10:39 AM (ty7RM)

474 464 Hold on to your ass, Rumor is that Justice Kennedy is going to retire and Trump will announce both tonight. Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 31, 2017 03:37 PM (dKiJG) Well, I'll be gobsmacked if that happens - but not as much as the Dems will be. That will really set their asses on fire.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at January 31, 2017 10:39 AM (ZM2xo)

475 He does seem to be enjoying the game. I'm thinking the nominee won't be Gorsuch or Hardiman. Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at January 31, 2017 03:37 PM (97XyN) Heh. That's what I want. This whole have multiple people there or on their way to DC thing is an obvious attempt to flush out leakers, at least to me. It's the canary trap from gah I should know this, Hunt for Red October?

Posted by: alexthechick - all your caps are belong to me at January 31, 2017 10:39 AM (mf5HN)

476 Gee I had just typed a long comment.  Gone now

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at January 31, 2017 10:39 AM (mpXpK)

477 There's a nood nood.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at January 31, 2017 10:39 AM (Enq6K)

478 Hold on to your ass, Rumor is that Justice Kennedy is going to retire and Trump will announce both tonight. Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 31, 2017 03:37 PM

As awesome as that would be, it would also guarantee that the Notorious RBG doesn't leave until someone finds her dead in chambers.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at January 31, 2017 10:40 AM (p+Wdc)

479 We got ourselves a noo nood.

Posted by: filbert at January 31, 2017 10:40 AM (s5o+q)

480 Nood OM, then it vanished. And no enstompening. Paging Dr. Schrodinger...

Posted by: Lance McCormick at January 31, 2017 10:40 AM (u0s1P)

481 new nood

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at January 31, 2017 10:40 AM (mpXpK)

482 464 Hold on to your ass, Rumor is that Justice Kennedy is going to retire and Trump will announce both tonight. Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 31, 2017 03:37 PM (dKiJG) Well, that would explain both Hardiman and Gorsuch coming to DC.

Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable MMA Afficianado at January 31, 2017 10:40 AM (RD7QR)

483 Oh, there it is.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at January 31, 2017 10:40 AM (u0s1P)

484 Now there's a different Nood Nood.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 31, 2017 10:41 AM (DLIpz)

485 Hahahaha.

Over at the Washington Free Beacon, there's this:

"Concerned members of the media claim that President Donald Trump is abusing them psychologically in order to drive them insane, the Washington Free Beacon has learned."

"Is Donald Trump gaslighting us?" asked CNN correspondent Brian Stelter. "Does he know what gaslighting means?"


hahaha

I just read a very informative book about gaslighting because it recently happened to me. Basically it's someone trying to convince you that their subjective reality is YOUR objective reality.

Case in point: A few months ago, a close friend called me late one evening. I had been out of town for a few days and I was exhausted and stressed. He then started to tell me what to do in regards to something I mentioned, and then started getting really angry. So I said I want to have something to eat, since I hadn't eaten most of the day (it was close to midnight) and cut the conversation short.

His version?

I hung up on him, which he will NEVER forgive.

That didn't happen. I tried to salvage the relationship, and even apologized-- mostly for not letting myself get yelled at-- but it was to no avail.

That was three months ago. I've heard from him once via email, and was so disturbed by his statements and views that I've just walked away and initiated a  no contact rule. And I do not regret it.

Right now, the media is my former friend. They are screaming "why won't you accept that my way is the right way! If I say the sky is neon purple, you need to BELIEVE that it's neon purple! I'm always right."

They are gaslighting, but, like my former friend, are refusing to take responsibility for their own actions and instead are playing the victim. 

 



Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at January 31, 2017 10:41 AM (J5mC3)

486 As I and many other fellow Badgers have written here, this is the Act 10 protests on a national scale. Nothing new here, and it's likely to get worse. The only result is the same as we've experienced here. Republicans will increase their margins and solidify control in the next election. The Dems will continue to be marginalized and become increasingly shrill, if that's possible. Keep calm and carry on.

Posted by: Pete Seria at January 31, 2017 10:41 AM (lJW6d)

487 Hatch's hyperbole is all part of the kabuki theatrics these fucks practice all day, every day, so they don't have to do anything of substance.

Trump needs names so he know who's asses need kicked.

Posted by: Fritz at January 31, 2017 10:42 AM (2Mnv1)

488 I had not ever watched the Apprentice until the weekend of the inauguration.They were doing reruns.  It was one with Peirs Morgan and Trace Adkins.  Watched about 6 of them.  Peirs is a real asshole.

Posted by: Infidel at January 31, 2017 10:42 AM (ByNzS)

489 464 Hold on to your ass, Rumor is that Justice Kennedy is going to retire and Trump will announce both tonight. Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 31, 2017 03:37 PM (dKiJG) ===================== Why do you do this to us? It couldn't be that good would it?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 31, 2017 10:53 AM (BjrOM)

490 Start kicking them off the committee and replacing them one by one.

Posted by: pete at January 31, 2017 10:54 AM (meg+g)

491 I had no problem with President Obama's voice, I thought he had a nice one. Its what he said with that voice that was awful.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 31, 2017 10:55 AM (39g3+)

492 "... because the only important thing is cowegiality and fwiends." ----- Hold it... Barney Frank is back?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2017 11:03 AM (NBHj5)

493 Telling Trump slower is unlikely to keep them from getting screwed.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at January 31, 2017 11:18 AM (8J/Te)

494 Why don't we have a way to get past these bastards?

Posted by: Servius at January 31, 2017 11:25 AM (SXIn9)

495 "Sergeant at Arms, bring those committee members here." "Hogtied if needed."

Let them do a Wisconsin-Dem dash to Mexico if they wish.

Posted by: geoffb5 at January 31, 2017 11:50 AM (d3wbb)

496 489: Maybe that's why both Gorsuch and the other guy flew to DC?

Posted by: LASue, the most deplorable at January 31, 2017 12:01 PM (CLKfs)

497 In 2003 the Texas House Democrats walked out of the House, to deny a quorum because they disagreed with the House agenda. (This was the first time in 130 that the Republicans were the majority and could set the agenda.) The House sent the Texas Rangers to round them up, but they fled to Oklahoma to escape the jurisdiction. Later that year, Texas Senate Democrats fled to New Mexico over the same issues and for the same reasons. In 2011 Wisconsin Democrats pulled the same stunt, fleeing to Illinois to deny Gov. Walker a quorum. Again in 2011, the Indiana Democrats copied these antics, also fleeing to Illinois. Now that this has become S.O.P. in the Democrat playbook, can McConnell or Pence send the US Marshals after them, to compel their attendance?

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at January 31, 2017 12:12 PM (o7l6R)

498 Recess the Senate. Watch Trump make recess appointments. Lather, rinse, repeat for every vacancy. Make them swallow doing the same when it is their turn. Let it burn.

Posted by: Sam at January 31, 2017 01:12 PM (x15d2)

499 If they are just walking out in a scheduled vote, couldn't the republicans just all vote yes, and count the dems as abstaining from the vote? 51 yes votes and they are both in? Sounds like a reasonable thing to me.

Posted by: James Madison at January 31, 2017 01:20 PM (kg2aI)

500 In Wisconsin when Gov Scott Walker wanted to get things done, the Democrats went across the border and stayed in Rockford, IL I guess Senate Democrats were too afraid to leave the country given Trumps Executive Order

Posted by: pointsnfigures at January 31, 2017 01:30 PM (UX3r4)

501 If the DemocRATS are not going to show up and vote, they should be booted off the committee.

Posted by: WannabeAnglican at January 31, 2017 02:06 PM (K6T/J)

502 Miracle of miracles. Hatch grew some balls and passed the nominees without democrat support.

Posted by: Bob at February 01, 2017 05:16 AM (fVGlW)

503 Time for a mea culpa to Hatch on this one Ace. He done like a boss.

Posted by: Immolate at February 01, 2017 09:19 AM (a1oE7)

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