July 31, 2017

Eric Cantor: You Know, I Never Believed We Could or Would Repeal Obamacare; But You Gotta Channel That "Anger" in the Public to Advance Your Career
— Ace

Over at PJ Media's Hot Mic, there's a post about Trump selling out and surrounding himself with Democrats.

Fair enough. But Steven Green points out there's a lot of selling out to Democrats going on, right in the GOP itself.

I notice a certain kind of Republican likes to list Trump heresies while giving a lot of excuses and wiggle room to the sell-outs of the GOP Establishment.


Remember the summer of 2013, when the “Defund Obamacare Tour” drove the news cycle all through Congress’s August recess? The town halls organized by the political arm of the Heritage Foundation enlivened the base and furthered what had been the GOP’s core message since 2010—that Obamacare was bad and, if Americans helped Republicans hold both chambers, it could be repealed.

Cantor helped create that perception. Earlier that summer—after many failed attempts over the years to shred the law piecemeal—Cantor promised colleagues that the House would vote on a “full repeal.” But even after it did, the measure was dead on arrival in the Democratic-controlled Senate...

Asked if he feels partly responsible for [the now-in-power GOP Congress'] current predicament, Cantor is unequivocal. “Oh,” he says, “100 percent.”

He goes further: “To give the impression that if Republicans were in control of the House and Senate, that we could do that when Obama was still in office . . . .” His voice trails off and he shakes his head. “I never believed it.”

He says he wasn’t the only one aware of the charade: “We sort of all got what was going on, that there was this disconnect in terms of communication, because no one wanted to take the time out in the general public to even think about ‘Wait a minute—that can’t happen.’ ” But, he adds, “if you’ve got that anger working for you, you’re gonna let it be.”

It’s a stunning admission from a former member of the party leadership—that the linchpin of GOP electoral strategy for the better part of a decade was a fantasy, a flame continually fanned solely because, when it came to midterm elections, it worked.

I don't mind criticisms of Trump from the right -- I mean, criticisms about his deviations from conservative orthodoxy designed to push him more to the right.

However, people like the Weekly Standard's Jonathan V. Last have taken to claiming that the failure of the "conservative" Senate to repeal Obamacare is Trump's fault -- for not persuading them of what they claimed to ardently believed for four election cycles running.

And yet people like him will smugly insist upon his own holy devotion to "principle," while making excuses for #FakeNewsRepublicans' own massive deviations from those same "principles."

There's an awful lot of posturing among some Republican leaders, both in Congress and in messaging institutions -- many of whom are much, much more liberal than the party base -- about being #MoreConservativeThanThou, when in fact they're arguing for a much more liberal Republican party but are continuing with the dishonest game of agitating on behalf of more liberal policy while claiming to be zealously fighting for True Conservative Principles.

Don't believe me? Ask them where they stand on transgenders in the military.

They will attempt to dodge the question by talking up process issues -- "Oh, Trump shouldn't have announced it on Twitter," "Trump should have gotten his people on board," "Trump should have waited for the military's review."

Shut them down on that bullshit -- those are valid points but they're being deployed like aluminum chaff to keep the missile from hitting.

Insist they answer the substantive question of whether or not the military should begin recruiting transgenders.

I'll bet you they continue to offer up procedural diversions even after you tell them you're not interested in an answer about procedure, but are demanding an answer on the core substantive issue.

They're liberals on many, many issues, but like pretending to be TruCons.

Just like their fellow traveler Eric Cantor.

Posted by: Ace at 02:34 PM | Comments (533)
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1 First!

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 31, 2017 02:24 PM (0pcwX)

2 Oh and obamacare doesn't really need to be repealed as long as Trump keeps the Federal $$$ spigot turned off. 

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 31, 2017 02:25 PM (0pcwX)

3 Damn, I read the content and couldn't agree more. The bastards are playing conservatives like a cheap bass violin.

Posted by: Gmac- at July 31, 2017 02:25 PM (4pjhs)

4 2 Oh and obamacare doesn't really need to be repealed as long as Trump keeps the Federal $$$ spigot turned off. Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 31, 2017 07:25 PM (0pcwX) Well, if he remains president for life.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:25 PM (mbhDw)

5 In like Flint.

Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT) [/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 31, 2017 02:26 PM (nvMvs)

6 Lyin' Juan McCain campaigned against his Dem opponent on her support for Obamacare. It's a useful issue. Don't expect the GOPe to do anything to make it go away.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 31, 2017 02:27 PM (Mouru)

7 Wow.  Just wow.  These cretins make me want to vomit.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 31, 2017 02:27 PM (/o9Qk)

8 6 Lyin' Juan McCain campaigned against his Dem opponent on her support for Obamacare. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) _________ Yeah, and Old Keating Five campaigned against his GOP primary opponent by insisting that the U.S. just build the danged fence.

Posted by: Furious George at July 31, 2017 02:28 PM (j+dfT)

9 Surprisingly!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 31, 2017 02:28 PM (0mskG)

10 Uniparty fuckwits all.

Posted by: USNtakim at July 31, 2017 02:28 PM (zZWkn)

11 7 Wow. Just wow. These cretins make me want to vomit. Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 31, 2017 07:27 PM (/o9Qk) Make a fist and use it. Vomit, not so much.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:28 PM (mbhDw)

12 In the GOP fundraising world, REPEAL OBAMACARE is the REVERSE ROE V. WADE for the 21st Century.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 31, 2017 02:29 PM (Mouru)

13 That's a lotta Black Diamonds.

Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 02:29 PM (hLhtd)

14 We need to stealth primary a bunch of these beltway twerps just like they did to Cantor.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at July 31, 2017 02:29 PM (eASYU)

15 That's a lotta Black Diamonds. Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 07:29 PM (hLhtd) Only expert readers should attempt that text.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 31, 2017 02:30 PM (Mouru)

16 12 In the GOP fundraising world, REPEAL OBAMACARE is the REVERSE ROE V. WADE for the 21st Century. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 31, 2017 07:29 PM (Mouru) The GOP is dead to me. Another enemy party. A new one is needed. Bit first, get a billion dollars....

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:30 PM (mbhDw)

17 Uniparty fuckwits top to bottom Not a conservative in the bunch.

Posted by: USNtakim at July 31, 2017 02:30 PM (zZWkn)

18 14 We need to stealth primary a bunch of these beltway twerps just like they did to Cantor. Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable ______ But we'll also have to recruit some Green Party candidates and get them on the ballot in the general elections.

Posted by: Furious George at July 31, 2017 02:30 PM (j+dfT)

19 The funny thing is, I really don't believe there would be a real political price to pay if Republicans did repeal Obamacare. In fact just the opposite if they keep it around. Some entitlements I will concede there would be hell to pay if conservatives messed with, but most hate ObamaCare and the only ones that don't were already getting some form of free health care anyway.

Posted by: Maritime at July 31, 2017 02:30 PM (ycAdZ)

20 A Pox on them all...

Posted by: It's me donna at July 31, 2017 02:30 PM (O2RFr)

21 Wew! What a day! I think I celebrate the shitstorm that is America with burying muh dick in some mish to the hilt.... And hit it like Billy Jeff until ice is requested.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 02:31 PM (2qHjF)

22 'They're liberals on many, many issues, but like pretending to be TruCons. ' You might be on to something.

Posted by: Peasant # 3 at July 31, 2017 02:31 PM (BO/km)

23 Who does he lobby for now?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 31, 2017 02:31 PM (PUmDY)

24 Refreshingly frank, at any rate. The Great Unmasking is not just happening on the left by any means. PDT needs to start organizing a second political party in this country, immediately.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7[/i][/u][/b][/s] at July 31, 2017 02:31 PM (Mcvvl)

25 The GOP House could have thrown a big monkey wrench in Obamacare all on their own back in 2010 just by refusing to fund any of it. The fact that they didn't was a tell.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 31, 2017 02:31 PM (FUu/Z)

26 6 Lyin' Juan McCain campaigned against his Dem opponent on her support for Obamacare. It's a useful issue. Don't expect the GOPe to do anything to make it go away. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 31, 2017 07:27 PM (Mouru) Same with REAL Tax reform.... ain't gonna happen because then the GOP would have to run on something different...

Posted by: Don Q. at July 31, 2017 02:32 PM (NgKpN)

27 >>>>Oh and obamacare doesn't really need to be repealed as long as Trump keeps the Federal $$$ spigot turned off.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 31, 2017 07:25 PM (0pcwX)

Well, if he remains president for life.
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.Nope it's got maybe two years left.  Heck it may be gone next year.  Aetna has left the entire obamacare market and other Insurers are threatening to pull out if Trump doesn't give them some cash. United Health is down to providing plans in just two States from a high of 34.

Heck 48 Counties have zero Insurers for the 2018 market which starts soon and that number will increase.  

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 31, 2017 02:32 PM (0pcwX)

28 It's not easy being all things to all people.

Especially now with the internet.

Posted by: Pol at July 31, 2017 02:32 PM (XoldI)

29 And this is why voting for Mike Castle in the primary was STUPID. I'd rather lose with O'Donnell than fake "win" with the likes of phonies like Mike Castle.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 31, 2017 02:32 PM (/MtvT)

30 Make a fist and use it. Vomit, not so much.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 07:28 PM (mbhDw)



If it were only that easy.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 31, 2017 02:33 PM (/o9Qk)

31 19 Some entitlements I will concede there would be hell to pay if conservatives messed with, but most hate ObamaCare and the only ones that don't were already getting some form of free health care anyway. Posted by: Maritime at July 31, 2017 07:30 PM (ycAdZ) In my estimation, Obamacare isn't an entitlement insofar as you don't get a check every month. Instead, your insurance costs skyrocket and your doctor, if you still have one, won't accept it. So how is that an entitlement?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:33 PM (mbhDw)

32 The GOP is dead to me. Another enemy party. A new one is needed. Bit first, get a billion dollars.... Posted by: J.J. Sefton _____ The problem is, the new party would probably be pulling the same stunt. They go where their bread is buttered. Remember the last Libertarian ticket? 2 RINO's Governors that basically just became an anti-Trump Party and would barely raise a finger against ObamaCare. I don't know when our GOP is playing Kabuki or not, but its not exactly a surprise that 3 RINO Senators screwed us over on Obamacare.

Posted by: Maritime at July 31, 2017 02:34 PM (ycAdZ)

33 And this is why voting for Mike Castle in the primary was STUPID. Castle Anthrax > Mike Castle

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 31, 2017 02:34 PM (Mouru)

34 I'm amazed at the whole transgender outrage. I've never thought the left was very bright but they truly believe that a man who wants to be a woman somehow magically becomes a real woman. Most seem to believe that transgenders could never molest a girl or young woman because, get this, all transgenders are gay. Never mind that Caitlyn Jenner isn't gay.

Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT) [/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 31, 2017 02:34 PM (nvMvs)

35 Some entitlements I will concede there would be hell to pay if conservatives messed with, but most hate ObamaCare and the only ones that don't were already getting some form of free health care anyway. Posted by: Maritime at July 31, 2017 07:30 PM (ycAdZ) Repeal O'care, and then TORT reform... which will actually drive down some Health care costs. But the insurance lobby WANTS O'care, and the Trial Lawyers don't want TORT Reform.... And, as we've been shown, lobbyists rule Washington DC, not we the People.

Posted by: Don Q. at July 31, 2017 02:34 PM (NgKpN)

36 " they're arguing for a much more liberal Republican party but are continuing with the dishonest game of agitating on behalf of more liberal policy while claiming to be zealously fighting for True Conservative Principles."

It kind of seems like "True Conservatives Principles" ARE agitating for more liberal policies, since that's pretty much the only thing to which they've shown constant allegiance.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at July 31, 2017 02:34 PM (rznWS)

37 25 The GOP House could have thrown a big monkey wrench in Obamacare all on their own back in 2010 just by refusing to fund any of it. The fact that they didn't was a tell. Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 31, 2017 07:31 PM (FUu/Z) THIS. Very salient point. From the fucking get-go, they were in on the scam.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:34 PM (mbhDw)

38 So how is that an entitlement?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 07:33 PM (mbhDw)


Magical thinking.



Posted by: JK Rolling in Dough at July 31, 2017 02:34 PM (8iiMU)

39 Just want to say, ya'll pusses if we don't primary folks. I haven't bothered to learn if any of the GOP's traitorous Senate will be on the bloc in 2018 but I hope the Don works to primary them.

Posted by: andrew jarbacka at July 31, 2017 02:34 PM (AU4SY)

40 You know, the Chinese dealt with bullshit like this over a hundred years ago and rolled up their sleeves and rebelled. They called themselves The Righteous & Harmonious Fists.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 31, 2017 02:35 PM (/MtvT)

41 33 And this is why voting for Mike Castle in the primary was STUPID. Castle Anthrax > Mike Castle Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 31, 2017 07:34 PM (Mouru) William Castle > the Tingler > Chris Matthews

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:35 PM (mbhDw)

42 How long does the GOPe think they can keep pulling the wool over their voters' eyes? What's their platform going to be next year? "Vote for us to repeal Obamacare, this time we really mean it."

Posted by: Aunt Luna at July 31, 2017 02:35 PM (Zd2ZF)

43 I would personally like to piss in McTurtles, "We tried so hard. It was really hard but we just worked so hard" cheerios.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2017 02:35 PM (VB0hh)

44 It's all Theater folks. Trump is merely playing the game and throwing his own theatrics. It's a mess but my money is on Trump. It is uncomforatble knowing that we have to resort to WWF/WWE strategy and tactics with these parasites in power. But it is what it is.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 02:36 PM (2qHjF)

45 In my estimation, Obamacare isn't an entitlement insofar as you don't get a check every month. Instead, your insurance costs skyrocket and your doctor, if you still have one, won't accept it. So how is that an entitlement? Posted by: J.J. Sefton ____ My definition of entitlement is "free shit you then expect to be given as some sort of human right" ObamaCare expanded MediCaid to lots more people (entitlement #1) It susbidized other people's insurance (mainly older and unhealthy with preexisting conditions) Entitlement #2

Posted by: Maritime at July 31, 2017 02:36 PM (ycAdZ)

46 They are ALL Progressive Fascists. That's their ideology.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 31, 2017 02:36 PM (/MtvT)

47 3 Damn, I read the content and couldn't agree more. The bastards are playing conservatives like a cheap bass violin. Posted by: Gmac- at July 31, 2017 07:25 PM (4pjhs) If conservative voters stay home and sit on their hands in 2018 and the Democrats take Congress, it will be squarely on the GOPe's heads. People are beginning to tune out their standard scare tactic, "You must vote for the R because the D is so much worse." That may be true, but people are getting sick and tired of being played for chumps.

Posted by: rickl at July 31, 2017 02:36 PM (sdi6R)

48 PDT needs to start organizing a second political party in this country, immediately.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at July 31, 2017 07:31 PM (Mcvvl)


Not a party, rather Independents caucusing together, non-partisan instead of bi-partisan.

Posted by: davidt at July 31, 2017 02:36 PM (XoldI)

49 It really is the same as the Dems hiring Fusion GPS and then "Je'accuse" The Donald and anyone he ever met after the election went schlong. Politics at its absolute finest. Or as Mollie Hemingway said tonight, "That's how you get Trump".

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at July 31, 2017 02:36 PM (B9t7n)

50 42 How long does the GOPe think they can keep pulling the wool over their voters' eyes? What's their platform going to be next year? "Vote for us to repeal Obamacare, this time we really mean it." Posted by: Aunt Luna at July 31, 2017 07:35 PM (Zd2ZF) So long as there is no organized and well-funded political entity to challenge them, they can now openly defecate in our mouths and laugh about it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:36 PM (mbhDw)

51 because, to a large part of the GOP, these 4 things seem to guide their actions. If they don't, then I'm sure it's all just coincidence: 1. Our base is a bunch of bad, stupid people who we hate. 2. The ideals we pretend to aspire to are kind of dumb, like our base. 3. You know, when you think about, the democrats are kind of right about most things. 4. um I forgot the 4th thing but it's probably something like "you know, this conservative stuff doesn't work"

Posted by: andrew jarbacka at July 31, 2017 02:36 PM (AU4SY)

52 The GOP House could have thrown a big monkey wrench in Obamacare all on their own back in 2010 just by refusing to fund any of it. The fact that they didn't was a tell. Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 31, 2017 07:31 PM (FUu/Z) They could have dug the full repeal bill that was vetoed by Obama out of the trash and sent it to Trump. They were all hot for repeal, when they knew it wasn't going anywhere.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 31, 2017 02:37 PM (Mouru)

53 Well said and insightful Ace. There , maybe, only a number of Senators who you could count on one hand,....maybe a few fingers on that hand...who genuinely want ANY thing to do with 'the Trump Agenda'. So...some thing less than 5 percent of the 'greatest deliberative body in the world...' give one passing fuck Aboutthe greater body politic or Trump. I have come to see that ONLY Trump would have had/ will have any chance of ever accomplishing anything with this cabal. Trump gives less of a shit for them than they do for him. that's winning imo.

Posted by: Malignantly aggrieved at July 31, 2017 02:37 PM (oBuXO)

54 G-D we need term limits....bad.  Primary all their assess too.

Posted by: Tami, Public Ineffectual[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 31, 2017 02:37 PM (Enq6K)

55 And I'll bet Cantor still wonders why he lost.

Posted by: tu3031 at July 31, 2017 02:37 PM (qJhUV)

56 Basics. Are taxes too high? Do trannies belong in the military? Is the government too big? what about the bill of rights? Especially the 2nd?? Are you Pro life? Repeal obamacare? Every candidate should answer and abide by their answers. If not vote them out.

Posted by: USNtakim at July 31, 2017 02:37 PM (zZWkn)

57 Trump refused to sword fight with Harry Potter.

Posted by: JK Rowling at July 31, 2017 02:37 PM (Tyii7)

58 Donald is pretty much the first 3rd party president of the modern era. Too bad the GOP and the DNC are too dumb that he has the support of a plurality of voters what make up their former base.

Posted by: andrew jarbacka at July 31, 2017 02:38 PM (AU4SY)

59 Eric Canter. Eric Canter. Oh, I remember that douche bag. He was a singer for The Raspberries. "Hold me tight our love could live forever after tonight If you believe in what you're doing is right Close your eyes and be still " Such a romantic.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 31, 2017 02:38 PM (5VlCp)

60 A new party has been started, it only lacks a name. We will be vilified and already are, but that does not mean we can't name our party Pinochet and make our symbol the helicopter.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 02:38 PM (2qHjF)

61 Cantor. That's one of them singing Joooz, isn't it?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 31, 2017 02:39 PM (Mouru)

62 Like we always say, they is all democrats ceptin' some has the (r) after they names. And weasels. They is ery one of them weasels.

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2017 02:39 PM (zLDYs)

63 61 Cantor. That's one of them singing Joooz, isn't it? Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 31, 2017 07:39 PM (Mouru) Mammy!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:39 PM (mbhDw)

64 The irony is Trump was serious about Obamacare repeal and thought the GOP was as well. Lesson learned: the Republicans stand for nothing and you don't have to give them one goddamned thing but grief.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at July 31, 2017 02:39 PM (0LMf0)

65 oh, trannies in the military? come on, what normie wouldn't get on board with that. Of course, the bigger question is, will the new Mexican population that apparently makes up 40% of America make that their ride or die political issue? I'm sure the democrats have really figured that one out. .sarc.

Posted by: andrew jarbacka at July 31, 2017 02:39 PM (AU4SY)

66 @34: " I've never thought the left was very bright but they truly believe that a man who wants to be a woman somehow magically becomes a real woman."

Goes well with the "Magic Dirt" theory that many on both sides believe - any third-world, socialism-loving immigrant (legal or no) immediately turns into Thomas Jefferson as soon as their feet hit US soil.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at July 31, 2017 02:40 PM (rznWS)

67 Order is coming Horde. Its going to suck but it's coming.....it always does.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 02:40 PM (2qHjF)

68 "What's their platform going to be next year? "Vote for us to repeal Obamacare, this time we really mean it."" Yeah, you gotta wonder, huh ? Long term planning, these days, means something like the end of next quarter. "... and maybe the horse will learn to sing !"

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7[/i][/u][/b][/s] at July 31, 2017 02:40 PM (Mcvvl)

69 Donald is pretty much the first 3rd party president of the modern era. Wasn't TR (-oosevelt, not -ump) a third party?

Posted by: t-bird at July 31, 2017 02:40 PM (OBJWS)

70 54 G-D we need term limits....bad. Primary all their assess too.

Posted by: Tami, Public Ineffectual at July 31, 2017 07:37 PM (Enq6K)


We *really* need to repeal the 17th Amendment. 



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at July 31, 2017 02:40 PM (8iiMU)

71 A new party has been started, it only lacks a name. We will be vilified and already are, but that does not mean we can't name our party Pinochet and make our symbol the helicopter. Posted by: Widespread Pepe _____ I just like the idea better of taking over the one that was ours to begin with. Why hand it over to shit stains like McCain that will probably be dead by the next election?

Posted by: Maritime at July 31, 2017 02:40 PM (ycAdZ)

72 >>Donald is pretty much the first 3rd party president of the modern era. Too bad the GOP and the DNC are too dumb that he has the support of a plurality of voters what make up their former base. He really is.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 31, 2017 02:41 PM (/tuJf)

73 "What's their platform going to be next year? "Vote for us to repeal Obamacare, this time we really mean it."" *** I'd like to read their pamphlets on how helping BOA avoid paying American taxes and hiring Americans is the best use for the GOP's majoriy.

Posted by: andrew jarbacka at July 31, 2017 02:41 PM (AU4SY)

74 "55 And I'll bet Cantor still wonders why he lost." Cantor suggests the reason he lost was he lied poorly.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at July 31, 2017 02:41 PM (0LMf0)

75 Dave Brat is the only Republican Congressman I trust, sure wish he was my Representative.

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at July 31, 2017 02:41 PM (gwPgz)

76 Uniparty OR Unoparty?

Posted by: USNtakim at July 31, 2017 02:41 PM (zZWkn)

77 60 A new party has been started, it only lacks a name. We will be vilified and already are, but that does not mean we can't name our party Pinochet and make our symbol the helicopter. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 07:38 PM (2qHjF) I'm in!

Posted by: rickl at July 31, 2017 02:42 PM (sdi6R)

78 I don't like the double talk and I can do without 90% of the Republicans in Congress but it would be intellectually dishonest to believe they have not advanced a number of conservative issues. Granted some of its wonkish and some of it is low hanging fruit but it's been done. That said , burn it down and start anew.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 31, 2017 02:42 PM (IDPbH)

79 LiB

Posted by: Grump928(C) remembers at July 31, 2017 02:42 PM (6iUC+)

80 I'm all for the primary idea, but do you know how many people are in you district? 651,000+ in mine. Try running some one with no name recognition against a 30 year incumbent. It can be done,ala Dave Brat, but you had better be ready to wear the soles off your shoes.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2017 02:43 PM (VB0hh)

81 Let the motherf**cker burn.

Posted by: USNtakim at July 31, 2017 02:43 PM (zZWkn)

82 @42: "How long does the GOPe think they can keep pulling the wool over their voters' eyes?"

Endlessly.  You guys just keep voting for us and sending us money.  And conservatives think liberals are the stupid ones.


Posted by: The GOP at July 31, 2017 02:43 PM (rznWS)

83 'I just like the idea better of taking over the one that was ours to begin with. ' Might as well try to take over the Democrat party.

Posted by: freakef at July 31, 2017 02:43 PM (BO/km)

84 It's all a scam.  They may be sincere when they go in, but once they're in Washington, they just become part of the scam.  We're the suckers for believing what they say. 

Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 02:43 PM (lwiT4)

85 Yeah - how did that work out for you, Eric?

Note to self:  Do not take political advice from politicians who got sh*t-canned in a primary.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - On the Night Shift at the Outrage Outlet! at July 31, 2017 02:44 PM (66/E/)

86 What's their platform going to be next year? "Vote for us to repeal Obamacare, this time we really mean it. All we need is the House, the Senate, the White House, the Supreme Court, and the witch's flying broom!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 31, 2017 02:44 PM (Mouru)

87 You mean it's all a scam? For money?!!! Boy, what a sucker have I ever been!

Posted by: Weasel at July 31, 2017 02:44 PM (Sfs6o)

88 I wish it was gone but it I'm afraid is going to take a superhuman effort to do that.

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2017 02:44 PM (pPKG5)

89 Just a reminder for those who occasionally trot out: GOP is just stupid... GOP is afraid of the media... Wont be invited to cocktail parties... When some piece of failure theater is exposed. GOPe is not stupid. They are very clever in finding ways to run as a small govt for the people party while maintaining their big government power and support their chamber of commerce constituency. GOPe is afraid of the media. But that pales in comparison to their active need to bring in the goods for their crony capitalist campaign check writers. Maintaining the establishment is most important. Freaking cocktail parties don't even register as an issue, except maybe to their spouses. If you lose your seat the establishment will find millions of ways ($) to give you a golden parachute in exchange for your history of golden showers for their voters.

Posted by: Keith at July 31, 2017 02:44 PM (USf3s)

90 The problem is, the new party would probably be pulling the same stunt. They go where their bread is buttered. Remember the last Libertarian ticket? 2 RINO's Governors that basically just became an anti-Trump Party and would barely raise a finger against ObamaCare. I don't know when our GOP is playing Kabuki or not, but its not exactly a surprise that 3 RINO Senators screwed us over on Obamacare. Posted by: Maritime at July 31, 2017 07:34 PM (ycAdZ) Not with term limits. The only way that happens is with a constitutional amendment tho. They'll never give up the gravy train voluntarily. When I left DC 20 years ago and lived in my car for almost a year nobody believed me when I told them that the "principled" people they were voting for were just lying to their faces to enrich themselves. Now they believe but it's too late.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 31, 2017 02:45 PM (63oy9)

91 You don't need a billion dollars to run a third party. Trump didn't, and he won a presidential election against one of the richest and most heavily endorsed campaigns ever. I think further political organizing ignores the structural weakness of Congress, and the time has come to alter or abolish it. Still wish you well though.

Posted by: trev006 at July 31, 2017 02:45 PM (IbaEw)

92 69 Donald is pretty much the first 3rd party president of the modern era. Wasn't TR (-oosevelt, not -ump) a third party? Posted by: t-bird at July 31, 2017 07:40 PM (OBJWS) He was a Republican when he was President. He became President when McKinley was assassinated, then got re-elected in 1904. Taft, a Republican was elected in 1908. In 1912 when Taft ran for re-election, TR ran on the Progressive Party ticket. He siphoned off enough votes so that Wilson won.

Posted by: rickl at July 31, 2017 02:45 PM (sdi6R)

93 JS, dorking out and agreed to go to Mexico shows.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 31, 2017 02:46 PM (PUmDY)

94 I'm iffy on term limits. I worry that it will lead to pretty much no loyalty to the constituents, well, even less than there already is. And, I kind of feel like...when the folks are tired of you, they're tired of you, and it's time to go. I guess I just don't have enough faith in humanity to believe they will make a difference. It will just mean more people cycling through to get less done.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 31, 2017 02:46 PM (smD62)

95 fuck the GOPe and all its members...

we need to primary as many of these assholes as possible right out of office.


Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at July 31, 2017 02:46 PM (5b0DA)

96 Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 31, 2017 07:31 PM (FUu/Z) The Republican House could also have at least presented several actual budgets stressing the fiscal insanity of continuing down the Obarky path, but noooo, their hands were tied and they just had to make do with another CR!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at July 31, 2017 02:46 PM (gwPgz)

97 52 The GOP House could have thrown a big monkey wrench in Obamacare all on their own back in 2010 just by refusing to fund any of it. The fact that they didn't was a tell.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 31, 2017 07:31 PM (FUu/Z)



They could have dug the full repeal bill that was vetoed by Obama out of the trash and sent it to Trump.

They were all hot for repeal, when they knew it wasn't going anywhere.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 31, 2017 07:37 PM (Mouru)

++++

See, that's the thing. Back in 2010, most of Obamacare wasn't even implemented. The GOP had just the House; Dems had Senate and Obama. But, per the constitution, all funding bills must come from the House. The GOP could have refused to let Obamacare get built and deployed. None of this supposed problem of taking stuff away from people who had gotten used to it. They could have stopped it from ever happening.

Instead, they waited until people were used to getting the goodies, then they say it's too late. They let it get too late.

Even now, they could still get the feds out of much of healthcare even if they leave the medicaid/medicare expansion in place. At least let the rest of it operate like a market.  But, they want they feds running the whole thing.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 31, 2017 02:46 PM (FUu/Z)

98 You wingnuts really missed the boat this time. I would have whipped the GOP caucus right into submission because I'm tough like that. Please clap.

Posted by: El Gobernador Jeb Bush at July 31, 2017 02:47 PM (Mouru)

99 it will be interesting to see how the primaries go... "hey you guys, I'm like super cereal about obamacare" even the democrats will laugh at them because, a doy, they touched their greyscale am are now infected. If you watch the left's snl arm you'll see they started making obamacare's $ issues sort of trump's fault (which they naturally never mentioned during the reign of Obama the Avoider). It's coming.

Posted by: andrew jarbacka at July 31, 2017 02:47 PM (AU4SY)

100 I remember an article - maybe it was a magazine cover.  It featured three young congressmen on the cover.  It was entitled "The Young Guns".  They were Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan, and someone else I can't remember. 


They were the lions that were going to revitalize the conservative movement.  More like a bowel movement.


Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 02:47 PM (lwiT4)

101 I think I said it a few times during the election that for most of these fuckwits they wished that the average republican could be like Jon Huntsman. The average. Not the far to left practically a democrat completely republican.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 31, 2017 02:47 PM (z/Ubi)

102 I'll bet you they continue to offer up procedural diversions even after you tell them you're not interested in an answer about procedure, but are demanding an answer on the core substantive issue. Not to mention some actual action on the core substantive issue.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 02:48 PM (vRcUp)

103 It can be done,ala Dave Brat, but you had better be ready to wear the soles off your shoes. Posted by: Ben Had I enjoyed him in "Law and Order".

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at July 31, 2017 02:48 PM (B9t7n)

104 98 You wingnuts really missed the boat this time. I would have whipped the GOP caucus right into submission because I'm tough like that. Please clap. Posted by: El Gobernador Jeb Bush *** Oh right...Jeb was supposed to tell us what's what as he used his bankroll to secure the nomination and do lord knows what with it.

Posted by: andrew jarbacka at July 31, 2017 02:48 PM (AU4SY)

105 Trump doesn't have the time for a new Party. He's got at worst 3 1/2 more years, at best 7 1/2. He needs to target those people in the Republican Party who are standing in his way. It's pretty obvious who they are.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 31, 2017 02:48 PM (/tuJf)

106 Tumbrels and pikes...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at July 31, 2017 02:48 PM (+/IpI)

107 101 I think I said it a few times during the election that for most of these fuckwits they wished that the average republican could be like Jon Huntsman. The average. Not the far to left practically a democrat completely republican. Posted by: Buzzio **** it's true, the GOPe does seem to enjoy stocking strong R states and districts with nominal democrats

Posted by: andrew jarbacka at July 31, 2017 02:48 PM (AU4SY)

108 O-care is not Medicaid, Medicaid is not O-care.

Medicaid is a half-century old program that consumes a bigger budget than most large countries have, and produces almost nothing in results (well, there is an epic amount of fraud, probably more than for anything other than, now, "disability").  But exerts a magical hold on incumbents of small character and intellect in select states.  And much of the "expansion" is of enrollment of people who ..... were actually eligible before, but didn't know/didn't sign up (oh, yes, it's that ridiculous).

O-care is a tiny program of subsidized, crappy, unpopular insurance policies with limited networks, high deductibles, and prices that are significantly above readily available (now unavailable) plans pre-O-care.

Up to half of the very small number of O-care enrollees (most of whom hate their policies) are actually refugees from pre-O-care policies that were destroyed (mostly in the individual market).  So, in other words, they aren't net-new insured, far from it.  They're "worse insured".  And a group much larger than that one is now without insurance for the first time in their lives due to the cost, or suffering great financial distress from having to pour a mortgage payment down the drain to get policies they had for half the cost of the cable bill, before.

And leaving O-care in place for its tiny tiny little program to crumble will do nothing to relieve the damage to the much, much larger number of people who previously had inexpensive coverage in the individual market.

Yes, THIS is a political landscape where no one dare repeal O-care.  WTF?

That last poignant question is answered by the situation of most here, who through their comments reveal they are part of the 85% under group plans via employers, where little has changed.  To them O-care is mostly an abstraction, with little current effect on them.  So in the blank space they insert baseless but always-trendy bromides and nonsense like "you can't EVER repeal an entitlement!!" and "it was meant to fail, 'single payer' will magically and inexorably follow this collapse!!" etc.
 

Posted by: rhomboid at July 31, 2017 02:48 PM (QDnY+)

109 "It will just mean more people cycling through to get less done." The less Congress gets done the better.

Posted by: freaked at July 31, 2017 02:48 PM (BO/km)

110 In 1912 when Taft ran for re-election, TR ran on the Progressive Party ticket. He siphoned off enough votes so that Wilson won. *** yup, thanks...I knew Ted Rex lost when he ran as an actual 3rd party

Posted by: andrew jarbacka at July 31, 2017 02:49 PM (AU4SY)

111 fuck the GOPe and all its members... we need to primary as many of these assholes as possible right out of office. Posted by: redc1c4 at July 31, 2017 07:46 PM (5b0DA) Agree, but I fear it is already too late because of all the regulations that govern primaries. Unless, the peasants are really ready for a revolt and will follow a social media candidate with no conventional media support or ready funds.

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at July 31, 2017 02:50 PM (gwPgz)

112 78 I don't like the double talk and I can do without 90% of the Republicans in Congress but it would be intellectually dishonest to believe they have not advanced a number of conservative issues. Granted some of its wonkish and some of it is low hanging fruit but it's been done. That said , burn it down and start anew. Posted by: Jack Sock at July 31, 2017 07:42 PM (IDPbH) You're the one being intellectually dishonest. Nothing "conservative" has been advanced in over a generation. All they've given us is varying degrees of disastrous compromises. Both sides have been playing you for a fool and they've all gotten rich in the process.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 31, 2017 02:50 PM (63oy9)

113 How many calories in a gin and tonic?


Oh, the heck with it.

Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 02:51 PM (lwiT4)

114 Instead, they waited until people were used to getting the goodies, then they say it's too late. They let it get too late. "Facts on the ground".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 02:51 PM (vRcUp)

115 @100: "I remember an article - maybe it was a magazine cover. It featured three young congressmen on the cover. It was entitled "The Young Guns". They were Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan, and someone else I can't remember."

And an awful lot of people fanturbated furiously and at length over how those guys were massive conservative studs.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at July 31, 2017 02:52 PM (rznWS)

116 We seriously need a third party in this country. I'll take the early losses if it can get us some actual conservatives.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 31, 2017 02:52 PM (zB8Dq)

117 64 The irony is Trump was serious about Obamacare repeal and thought the GOP was as well. No he wasn't. He wants a "replace", not repeal. Something "not mean".

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 31, 2017 02:52 PM (63oy9)

118 I don't like the double talk and I can do without 90% of the Republicans in Congress but it would be intellectually dishonest to believe they have not advanced a number of conservative issues. Planned Parenthood still has full funding. The GOPe can't even fix something as simple as that when they have the House, the Senate and the White House. F*ck 'em.

Posted by: El Gobernador Jeb Bush at July 31, 2017 02:52 PM (Mouru)

119 We'll fuck you in the ass, too, but at least we'll wear a US flag pin while doing it!

Posted by: Republicans in 2018! at July 31, 2017 02:52 PM (OBJWS)

120 Oops. The Jebster was a poor sock choice for that particular comment.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 31, 2017 02:53 PM (Mouru)

121 What a weasel. No offense to Weasel.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 31, 2017 02:53 PM (0mRoj)

122 Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 31, 2017 07:50 PM (63oy9) How many pieces of conservative legislation to I have to post for you ? Trick question because there is no number that will change you opinion.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 31, 2017 02:53 PM (IDPbH)

123 gw, McCarthy the third, I bet.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 31, 2017 02:54 PM (PUmDY)

124 Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 07:47 PM (lwiT4)

Squirrels, not lions.  If you think about that interview you see that *no one* asked "what do we do if we get the House, the Senate, and the White House?" because really good people would have gamed out a contingency.  Certainly it never occurred to Cantor to think that and by 2015 someone should have hit the alarm and started people spitballing a plan.

Nope, they weren't interested.  Not until they got it shoved into their faces.

Lions, ha!

Posted by: Mikey NTH - On the Night Shift at the Outrage Outlet! at July 31, 2017 02:54 PM (66/E/)

125 National Lampoon had it figured out 40 years ago...

http://tinyurl.com/y7puhlk7

Posted by: tu3031 at July 31, 2017 02:54 PM (qJhUV)

126 The Republican House borrowed and spent a trillion dollars a year we didn't have for six years. The Republicans are the cause of almost all our debt. Expecting them to stop doing it is wishcasting of the first order.

Posted by: Grump928(C) remembers at July 31, 2017 02:54 PM (6iUC+)

127 Gonna be a GREAT year!

Posted by: Bag of Dicks salesman at July 31, 2017 02:54 PM (89T5c)

128 All the commentators, including myself and Ace, are conservative in theory because we have not been in a political position, other than advocacy, to put the conservatism in practice. Trump was not a conservative in theory, but he is in practice. McCain on the other hand... Trump's heresies are preferable.

Posted by: Minuteman at July 31, 2017 02:55 PM (A3b6q)

129 Trump isn't selling out to the democrats. Trump is a democrat. Trump is old school democrat. What he is not doing is selling out to the progressives.

Posted by: Abaddon Maximus Lee at July 31, 2017 02:55 PM (m9X4Y)

130 I used to fantasize about "a trump" coming along one day, never expecting that day to actually arrive. In those fantasies I envisioned the outsider president having to spend the first 2 years up to the midterm cleaning out the Republican party. That involves actively taking this to the people, identifying the deadwood and campaigning against them and getting them primaried out and scaring the crap out of those who survived. The media/Russia shitstorm has been a huge distraction and IMO Trump started off with an effort to work within the party system. It seems like trump has finally realized that any effort to work within the system will fail, and it's scorched earth time. That is going to be the only way.

Posted by: Keith at July 31, 2017 02:55 PM (USf3s)

131 Planned Parenthood still has full funding. The GOPe can't even fix something as simple as that when they have the House, the Senate and the White House.

They had no intention of doing a thing about that. Chances are excellent that many of their wives and daughters genuflect at that alter.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at July 31, 2017 02:55 PM (Tyii7)

132 "I remember an article - maybe it was a magazine cover. It featured three
young congressmen on the cover. It was entitled "The Young Guns". They
were Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan, and someone else I can't remember."

And an awful lot of people fanturbated furiously and at length over how those guys were massive conservative studs.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at July 31, 2017 07:52 PM (rznWS)

===================================



I think that's because conservatives are by and large optimistic.  They have hope in this country.  They see what things might become.  Because without a vision, the people perish.



Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 02:55 PM (lwiT4)

133 "Planned Parenthood still has full funding." ... Posted by: El Gobernador Jeb Bush at July 31, 2017 07:52 PM (Mouru) A six word calibration of the integrity of the DC GOP Establishment!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at July 31, 2017 02:55 PM (gwPgz)

134 Power, the will to power...it's all these creeps give two fucks about. Sickening.

Posted by: Jeffersonian at July 31, 2017 02:56 PM (xiOrX)

135 Former House speaker John Boehner told a business gathering last week that Republicans are “not going to repeal and replace Obamacare”

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 31, 2017 02:56 PM (IqV8l)

136 If I remember correctly, Congress has already been out of session more than in. A Congressional session should be 90 days every year and then back to your district. It's called the "Shit or get off the pot " governance theory.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2017 02:56 PM (VB0hh)

137 They need to let the states develop their own system . DJT needs to start handing out waivers to any Governor that requests one.

Posted by: Pete Seria at July 31, 2017 02:56 PM (xq0c8)

138 I have a complicated relationship with Medicaid. I know there are people who need it. And, I want kids to have access to health care. Did you know Medicaid covers braces? It does. And not just for worst of the worst scenarios either. So, you and I are paying for it. And the dentists are taking a hit. But, you know who aren't paying for braces? The parent(s) of the kids actually getting braces. So, everyone has an investment in it except for them. And yes, the fraud is rampant. I know families with two private/employer insurances who still receive Medicaid.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 31, 2017 02:57 PM (smD62)

139 Our two party system is an elaborate Nigerian Prince scam. Sucks but it is what it is.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 02:57 PM (2qHjF)

140 Gonna be a GREAT year! Posted by: Bag of Dicks salesman

I sure hope you're right!

Posted by: Sandra Flook at July 31, 2017 02:58 PM (Tyii7)

141 Monoparty.  Not two merely united as one, but an absolute one with no substantial division or distinction. 

Posted by: doomed at July 31, 2017 02:58 PM (UW4Uc)

142 130 I used to fantasize about "a trump" coming along one day, never expecting that day to actually arrive. In those fantasies I envisioned the outsider president having to spend the first 2 years up to the midterm cleaning out the Republican party. That involves actively taking this to the people, identifying the deadwood and campaigning against them and getting them primaried out and scaring the crap out of those who survived. Posted by: Keith at July 31, 2017 07:55 PM (USf3s) If he does that he might pick up some moderate Democrat voters.

Posted by: rickl at July 31, 2017 02:58 PM (sdi6R)

143 91 You don't need a billion dollars to run a third party. Trump didn't, and he won a presidential election against one of the richest and most heavily endorsed campaigns ever Yeah, you just need people who can raise $10 million to win a podunk House seat just so they can usher in a major depression. Because that's what reset will bring. Face it, nobody who can fix things is willing to run and be history's bad guy for the next generation. I was hoping Trump could've inadvertently been that person but they won't let it happen.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 31, 2017 02:59 PM (63oy9)

144 There's a great car wash near me. Scubs the car every which way. All kinds of SUDS and Cloths whipping around. Neon lights. Air Blowers so powerful they'll tear your wipers off. Today it tore off my front license plate. My car is sparklin, tho. In MA you're required to have front & rear plates. So I gotta go back tomorrow and get my plate. I called them when I noticed the plate was gone and asked if it was in their tunnel. Yep.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 31, 2017 02:59 PM (/MtvT)

145 Ot slightly...over at Tepid Fumes Allah is grinding out juicy bits about General Kelly threatening earlier to resign over Trump's treatment of Comey. If true, Kelly is ....a modest? Improvement. To me, Comey was the OBVIOUS Dem pivot man to , obscure and cover up their Mob deeds. Comey should be be in SuperJail out in Colorado. Pompous, self-righteous traitor that he is.

Posted by: Malignantly aggrieved at July 31, 2017 02:59 PM (oBuXO)

146 And yes, the fraud is rampant. I know families with two private/employer insurances who still receive Medicaid. Posted b Why don't you report them? I would. Dead serious. People,are fed up with parasitic criminals.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 03:00 PM (2qHjF)

147 33 And this is why voting for Mike Castle in the primary was STUPID. Castle Anthrax > Mike Castle Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 31, 2017 07:34 PM (Mouru) THIS was my mantra regarding O'Donnell And this applied to Akin as well in some respects. I would rather be represented by a retard that will live up to their promises than a Mensa level sophist that will find a way to stab me in the back.

Posted by: Minuteman at July 31, 2017 03:00 PM (A3b6q)

148 It's called the "Shit or get off the pot " governance theory.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2017 07:56 PM (VB0hh)

============================



I could be convinced to run on that platform.


Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 03:00 PM (lwiT4)

149 we need a new crop of Repubs that will fund the wall.  If we don't stop the invasion (of third world newly minted Democrats, of the drugs, and of the crime) ... then nothing else will matter in 20 years.  We'll be a commie banana republic but with high speed internet and better toys. 

And as that happens and Europe is Muslimized ... Australia may try to stand alone ... and they will also fail.  But we will kick the can till something blows up ... the currency and markets, civil unrest, or maybe a nuke or two in some port.

So yeah, let's build the wall with some new Republicans.  This last batch has gone rotten.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 31, 2017 03:00 PM (b+0FS)

150 The big cloth brush that rolls up on your hood and roof must've tore off the front plate. It was beating my car like it owed it money.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 31, 2017 03:00 PM (/MtvT)

151 Posted by: Jack Sock at July 31, 2017 07:53 PM (IDPbH) Serious question, not looking for a argument, but I just don't know of any solid (or even squishy) conservative legislation that has been presented for Presidential signature for decades. I really would appreciate the names of any such legislation you have information about.

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at July 31, 2017 03:01 PM (gwPgz)

152 Fuck the Republicans. I can envision it now. 1. The GOP tries take down/distance themselves from Trump. 2. The GOP loses the Senate and maybe the House in 2018 3. The Russian Hoax long since forgotten, Trump tries and succeeds in working with the Democrats 4. Trump runs as a Democrat in 2020 5. Trump fucking wins re-election

Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 03:01 PM (7uYFy)

153 And this applied to Akin as well in some respects. Akin was perfectly fine. Our "side" is such a bunch of self-defeating dickheads.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 31, 2017 03:02 PM (/MtvT)

154 Ooh, that Kid Rock is so vulgar!!! I hate him!!! We need more polite assholes like Cantor Ryan, Bonhead, McConnell, McCain, Dole, Bushes...those guys are REAL CONSERVATIVES that know how to behave and how to enjoy life and get rich. God I hate those idiots. Oh, Trey Gowdy you say, what a big man, all high and mighty, Super Con...does nothing. The whole party is filled with losers.

Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzzy at July 31, 2017 03:02 PM (AASEZ)

155 Krauthammer was just on Tucker lamenting the elimination of earmarks. He said Congress worked so much better when it was "oiled" by handouts to representatives such as bridges and post offices with their names on them.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 31, 2017 03:02 PM (IqV8l)

156 These fuckers are no better than a 3rd world Nigerian or Keyan hanging out on dating sites phishing for men claiming to be a pretty white girl suck in Africa without a passport. This is the state of the Grand Ole Party.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 03:02 PM (2qHjF)

157 we need this and we need that. We need to be unfucked is what we need. We got rolled by our own party. I don't know what "we" do to fix that.

Posted by: andrew jarbacka at July 31, 2017 03:02 PM (AU4SY)

158 There's a great car wash near me. Scubs the car every which way. All kinds of SUDS and Cloths whipping around. Neon lights. Air Blowers so powerful they'll tear your wipers off. Today it tore off my front license plate. My car is sparklin, tho. In MA you're required to have front & rear plates. So I gotta go back tomorrow and get my plate. I called them when I noticed the plate was gone and asked if it was in their tunnel. Yep. Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July That is a good car wash. Great car washes gently massage your car with boobs wrapped in white t-shirts.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 31, 2017 03:03 PM (0wem/)

159 The whole party is filled with losers. Including some of its voters. See: Akin, Todd. I would give my Left Nut for 52 Todd Akins in the Senate today.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 31, 2017 03:03 PM (/MtvT)

160 So yeah, let's build the wall with some new Republicans. Do they need to be dried first?

Posted by: Grump928(C) remembers at July 31, 2017 03:03 PM (6iUC+)

161 152- Dude, you're smoking some primo shit there.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 31, 2017 03:03 PM (89T5c)

162 Car wash took off my antenna once.  I was not happy.

Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 03:04 PM (lwiT4)

163 The GOP is worse than the Democrats because at least the Democrats are mostly honest with the people they represent about who they are and what agenda they want to pass. Fuck the GOP.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 03:04 PM (2qHjF)

164 Monoparty. Not two merely united as one, but an absolute one with no substantial division or distinction. Posted by: doomed at July 31, 2017 07:58 PM (UW4Uc) That's an AoS Style Book keeper right there!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at July 31, 2017 03:04 PM (gwPgz)

165 So yeah, let's build the wall with some new Republicans. Do they need to be dried first? Posted by: Grump928(C) remembers at July However they did it in 300.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 31, 2017 03:04 PM (0wem/)

166 If you think about that interview you see that *no one* asked "what do we do if we get the House, the Senate, and the White House?" ... someone should have hit the alarm and started people spitballing a plan. ==== Oooh, I've got an idea! We'll run someone *completely unelectable.*

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at July 31, 2017 03:04 PM (10LGw)

167 Yeah, power antennas are not conducive to car washes.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 31, 2017 03:05 PM (/MtvT)

168 ( continued) 6. The horrified Left wing of The Democrats splits off to become Sanders-style Social Democrats 7.The Republicans openly become the party of immigration and big business....

Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 03:05 PM (7uYFy)

169 60 A new party has been started, it only lacks a name. We will be vilified and already are, but that does not mean we can't name our party Pinochet and make our symbol the helicopter. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 07:38 PM (2qHjF) ------ I'm looking out on the horizon for our Pinochet. Where art thou?

Posted by: MAGA at July 31, 2017 03:05 PM (Tyk2V)

170 163 The GOP is worse than the Democrats because at least the Democrats are mostly honest with the people they represent about who they are and what agenda they want to pass. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 08:04 PM (2qHjF) I heard Mark Levin say something very similar tonight.

Posted by: rickl at July 31, 2017 03:06 PM (sdi6R)

171 Car wash took off my antenna once. I was not happy. Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 08:04 PM (lwiT4) NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE TO ANTENNAS!!! It says it right there on the sign.

Posted by: At The Car Wash at July 31, 2017 03:06 PM (Mouru)

172 Can Cantor be gotten a la Denny Hastert? If the health insurance lobby was stuffing his pockets, there's got to be a trail.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 03:06 PM (vRcUp)

173 Trunp is a nationalist. Democrats are not nationalists and neither is the GOP for that matter. It's almost as if America and Americans have been getting fisted for decades.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 03:06 PM (2qHjF)

174 There's only one Republican I would donate to / support at this moment in time.  That's Scott Walker.  Don't listen to what a politician says.  Watch what he does.



Of course, I also support Trump.  I just don't consider him to be a Republican.  Which might be a good thing.


Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 03:06 PM (lwiT4)

175 "I mean, criticisms about his deviations from conservative orthodoxy designed to push him more to the right." I don't that works on this guy, from either side of the aisle. Compared to today's politicians he's the human honey badger.

Posted by: Meremortal at July 31, 2017 03:07 PM (3myMJ)

176 @162 Exact same happened to me. So, now, I go to strictly the touchless car washes. I know they aren't as good, but they also don't mess up my vehicle either.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 31, 2017 03:07 PM (smD62)

177 It's THE PARTY..... These guys are the The Party. If you think there are two different branches of the party--thE D franchise and the R franchise--- think about Bob Corker butt fucking his country for Obama on the Iran deal. The little traitorous bastard gave Iran the Clear Path to nuclear capability!. If Corker was on Obamas payroll he could not have done any better...... The Party. Period.

Posted by: Malignantly aggrieved at July 31, 2017 03:07 PM (oBuXO)

178 The GOP is worse than the Democrats because at least the Democrats are mostly honest with the people they represent about who they are and what agenda they want to pass. Fuck the GOP. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 08:04 PM (2qHjF) That's just it. The Dems have the luxury of being able to run on a big govt. platform that so happens to fit how the swamp operates. Globalism...check. More handouts...check. Fascist crony capitalism to GM or Solyndra or who ever...check The GOP benefits in the swamp from all of this as well, thy just have the misfortune of being a so called "opposition" party.

Posted by: Keith at July 31, 2017 03:08 PM (USf3s)

179 The Republicans are the Scottish lords (lairds), the Democrats are the English, we're the poor schlub Scots in the field showing up to fight and being sold out. Trump shows up like William Wallace trying to pick a fight with the English/Dems and the Repubs can't believe he actually wants to fight them which is the last thing they want. Just show up, pretend to ready for battle and call it off and now Trump is ruining that charade for them and we're in the field looking at the people we thought or hoped were on our side going fuck them let's fight for Trump/Wallace

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 31, 2017 03:08 PM (auHtY)

180 Trunp is a nationalist. Democrats are not nationalists and neither is the GOP for that matter. It's almost as if America and Americans have been getting fisted for decades. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 08:06 PM (2qHjF) That's exactly what I was getting at....

Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 03:08 PM (7uYFy)

181 Trump has a helicopter. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 31, 2017 03:08 PM (89T5c)

182 @158: " Great car washes gently massage your car with boobs wrapped in white t-shirts."

Not quite - that's a very nice car wash.  Great car washes quickly and discreetly remove the dead body stashed in the trunk and leave everything with a pleasing citrus smell.

Posted by: Sinaloa Cartel Middle Manager at July 31, 2017 03:10 PM (rznWS)

183 You want tax reform?

Just re-enact the tax reform act of 1986.

In other words,  repeal all of the shit since then.


Posted by: JAS at July 31, 2017 03:11 PM (UnDQI)

184 170 163 The GOP is worse than the Democrats because at least the Democrats are mostly honest with the people they represent about who they are and what agenda they want to pass. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 08:04 PM (2qHjF) I heard Mark Levin say something very similar tonight. Posted by: rickl at July 31, 2017 08:06 PM (sdi6R) He must be getting an ear full and getting hit economically. People are pissed and are waking up. It's on the tip of everybody's tongue that I speak with on a daily basis. Nobody says it out loud, but it's an understanding. I stay fit, sorted, clean cut, and shave daily with a sharp hair cut. People, talking about men, take notice and you get the head nod from folks to see almost daily but never speak with. It's like the build up to Fight Club before Going Out West plays.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 03:11 PM (2qHjF)

185 152- Dude, you're smoking some primo shit there. Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 31, 2017 08:03 PM (89T5c) Just having fun. The point I was trying to make was that the Democrats are smart enough to switch on the fly. They hate Trump only because he's on the other side. They would LOVE him if he were a Democrat. Same with Palin.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 03:11 PM (7uYFy)

186 obamacare could have been killed by just the House. they controlled the pursestrings and could have funded everything but obamacare if they had any balls. what were obama and the senate going to do? shut down the government?

Posted by: The Original REAL Galactic Lord Sir Covfefe at July 31, 2017 03:11 PM (nFwvY)

187 It's coming. I can feel it. Trump will cry bullshit, and unleash the dogs of war. Namely, you want Obamacare. Fine. Give it to them good and hard. Obama worked overtime to prevent the "right" people from feeling the pain of Obamacare. Cram it down their throats. We'll have that POS repealed in a heartbeat. Make then suffer for their decisions. Make it absolutely clear how and why this is happening.

Posted by: Dean Wormer at July 31, 2017 03:12 PM (UgF8H)

188 >>>>>They need to let the states develop their own system . DJT needs to start handing out waivers to any Governor that requests one.
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.That's the point I was making earlier, change is going to happen at the State level.  Bevin ran for Governor in Kentucky on a platform that consisted mostly of overturning the Medicare/Medicaid expansion and he won.  And he promptly asked the Fed for the waiver and got it. 

Most of this $hit is not going to be fixed at the Federal level, it is going to be up to the States to reign it in. 

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 31, 2017 03:13 PM (0pcwX)

189 http://tinyurl.com/yaqjztm3 I have to run, but this is from Eric Canton on July 26. The whole repeal was BS.

Posted by: Carol at July 31, 2017 03:13 PM (NKOy9)

190 to claiming that the failure of the "conservative" Senate to repeal Obamacare Heh.

Posted by: Thom Tillis at July 31, 2017 03:13 PM (48QDY)

191 Notice how the Republican Senators played Tag Team Failure Theater on Obamacare repeal. Repeal Bill one is voted down by one set of Republicans along with all democrats. A different set (except Collins and Murkowski) goes against the clean repeal. A different set (except Collins and Murkowski) goes against the skinny repeal. Now they can say they voted for it before they voted against it. But did OCare get repealed? NO This makes them DAMNED LIARS, and makes the Republican Party DAMNED LIARS for saying they would do the opposite of what they campaigned on. How many Ads, how many mailers, how many speeches did the Republicans set forth in saying that a Republican House and Senate would send up a repeal to a Republican President to sign? FRAUDS!!

Posted by: Minuteman at July 31, 2017 03:13 PM (A3b6q)

192 Car Wash had a very good soundtrack... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kvf5aOyrMIY

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 31, 2017 03:13 PM (PUmDY)

193 My car wash sometimes puts a plastic sleeve - a wiper condom, if you will - on the rear window wiper blade. Other times, they just put a small piece of painters tape to hold the wiper blade to the rear window. Not sure what the difference is really - if it falls under the attendants discretion, or what.

Posted by: Weasel at July 31, 2017 03:14 PM (Sfs6o)

194 You want tax reform? Just re-enact the tax reform act of 1986. In other words, repeal all of the shit since then. What is this "repeal" term you are using? It does not exist inside the beltway.

Posted by: Meremortal at July 31, 2017 03:14 PM (3myMJ)

195 186 obamacare could have been killed by just the House. they controlled the pursestrings and could have funded everything but obamacare if they had any balls. what were obama and the senate going to do? shut down the government? Posted by: The Original REAL Galactic Lord Sir Covfefe at July 31, 2017 08:11 PM (nFwvY) For eight years, Congress completely ceded power to Obama. No 1933-style Enabling Act was necessary. They did it voluntarily. That's the scary part.

Posted by: rickl at July 31, 2017 03:14 PM (sdi6R)

196 The new counter culture and edgy lifestyle is fit, sorted, not degenerate, traditional, and God Fearing. Wew! What a crazy time to be alive. And all you can do is embrace it and enjoy the ride.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 03:14 PM (2qHjF)

197 TheQuietMan @ 179- Scots---
Thats's a great way of looking at our current situation.

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2017 03:14 PM (zLDYs)

198 @188: "Most of this $hit is not going to be fixed at the Federal level, it is going to be up to the States to reign it in."

Too bad the states are - in the main - just administrative districts within the Federal government.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at July 31, 2017 03:15 PM (rznWS)

199 "117 64 The irony is Trump was serious about Obamacare repeal and thought the GOP was as well. No he wasn't. He wants a "replace", not repeal. Something "not mean"." Trump actually said he would support repeal without replace as several senators suggested... The original Kabuki Theater was immigration enforcement, which was horrible enough, and the show simply has expanded. The only solution is, as suggested above, stealth, targeted primaries. It has to be done incrementally to (a) maintain a margin that hypothetically can work with Trump and (b) over time excise the cancer, which is not a shot at McCain's disease but at McCain himself.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at July 31, 2017 03:15 PM (0LMf0)

200 OT:. I. Give. Up.

I'm job hunting and against my better judgement I decided to apply for a university job.

OMG. After 40 minutes wrangling their arduous application process, they decided that they didn't like the formatting of my responses, and would require me to re-do it. Also, they want THREE supervisors at a minimum for a recommendation

Does anyone have THREE supervisors that they can use as recommendations? Or am I the only one who never wants to see or hear from my past supervisors. Also... what about the one supervisor that you're currently working for that you don't want to alert to your job hunt?

WTF. I give up. 

Posted by: shibumi at July 31, 2017 03:15 PM (aT+Bx)

201 >> Blowers so powerful ...and we come full circle back to Nina Hartley.

Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 03:15 PM (hLhtd)

202 Do we have the courage to be a free people?

Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 03:15 PM (lwiT4)

203 How many pieces of conservative legislation to I have to post for you ? Trick question because there is no number that will change you opinion.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 31, 2017 07:53 PM (IDPbH)


Seriously?  Name one.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 31, 2017 03:16 PM (mNQwG)

204 >>Just having fun. The point I was trying to make was that the Democrats are smart enough to switch on the fly. They hate Trump only because he's on the other side. They would LOVE him if he were a Democrat. Same with Palin. Just heard that an internal poll done by some Democrat super pac showed that there is a 35% negative spread between Democrats and Republicans in swing states on which Party represents their views best. It was the Republicans in the lead. In a Democrat poll. They aren't that good at lying either.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 31, 2017 03:16 PM (/tuJf)

205 The lines are being drawn. We don't need uniforms. You can look and tell who is on what side. It's Erie as fuck.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 03:17 PM (2qHjF)

206 "For eight years, Congress completely ceded power to Obama. No 1933-style Enabling Act was necessary. They did it voluntarily. That's the scary part." Yes. The United States functionally wasn't a democracy during that period, and the shit is hitting the fan only now because there is some actual opposition to the Administrative State.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at July 31, 2017 03:17 PM (0LMf0)

207 That was a poll of white working class voters by the way.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 31, 2017 03:17 PM (/tuJf)

208 The new counter culture and edgy lifestyle is fit, sorted, not degenerate, traditional, and God Fearing.
==============================


Yes. 

Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 03:17 PM (lwiT4)

209 Posted by: shibumi go ahead and give them some name shibumi. no one is going to give out any information. too much liability. I'd be surprised if the HR even checks because they know it's a waste of time to ask.

Posted by: The Original REAL Galactic Lord Sir Covfefe at July 31, 2017 03:18 PM (nFwvY)

210 @195: "For eight years, Congress completely ceded power to Obama. No 1933-style Enabling Act was necessary. They did it voluntarily. That's the scary part."

Hell, they voluntarily ceded all sorts of power to the judiciary, too, and over a far greater period of time.  And why not? Less work, same pay and benefits.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at July 31, 2017 03:18 PM (rznWS)

211 202 Do we have the courage to be a free people?

Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 08:15 PM (lwiT4)

=============

I'm afraid most of the idiots in this country won't value liberty until they live under the boot of a brutal totalitarian state.  Even then it might be too late -- judging by the rest of the enslaved modern world ...

Posted by: ShainS [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at July 31, 2017 03:18 PM (ZcAbN)

212 WTF. I give up. Posted by: shibumi at July 31, 2017 08:15 PM (aT+Bx) Too late for Alaska or Montana?

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 03:19 PM (2qHjF)

213 Ace, You found same article I did not July 26 or 27 and put on twitter.

Posted by: Carol at July 31, 2017 03:19 PM (NKOy9)

214 If you think there are two different branches of the party--thE D franchise and the R franchise--- think about Bob Corker butt fucking his country for Obama on the Iran deal. The little traitorous bastard gave Iran the Clear Path to nuclear capability!. If Corker was on Obamas payroll he could not have done any better...... The Party. Period. Posted by: Malignantly aggrieved at July 31, 2017 08:07 PM (oBuXO) Bob Corker? The guy with seven Oscars for Failure Theater?

Posted by: Minuteman at July 31, 2017 03:19 PM (A3b6q)

215 It's a very telling poll, Jack Straw. It isn't that the white working class loves the GOP, it just despises the Democrats more. That's the state of American politics.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at July 31, 2017 03:19 PM (0LMf0)

216 Hi Carol - nice to see you.

Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 03:20 PM (lwiT4)

217 199 "117 64 The irony is Trump was serious about Obamacare repeal and thought the GOP was as well. *** the GOP's bases' biggest sin was electing someone who was uncouth enough to believe this stuff. after all: 1. Our base is an embarassment 2. Our ideals, come on, they don't work. 3. The Democrats are kind of right, when you think about it. 4. Man, what were we thinking 20 years ago when we fought the culture wars...we sure lost those...or gave up...or really wanted Jon Stewart to love us. Either way, lesson learned.

Posted by: andrew jarbacka at July 31, 2017 03:20 PM (AU4SY)

218 *rattles cup against bars* WE WANT TRUCON CAT WE WANT TRUCON CAT *rattles cup against bars*

Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at July 31, 2017 03:20 PM (dEQP3)

219 155 Krauthammer was just on Tucker lamenting the elimination of earmarks. He said Congress worked so much better when it was "oiled" by handouts to representatives such as bridges and post offices with their names on them. His central point was that of course it would be TERRIBLE for Trump to take away Congress's healthcare subsidies! This old goat will never learn. How many Faux News shows does he have to ruin before the FNC brass retires him? Between Sauerkraut and the parade of leftist lunatics Tucker puts on prime time air every evening, the show is impossible to watch for more than a few short minutes.

Posted by: some dope at July 31, 2017 03:20 PM (6OUNd)

220 >>>>>Yes. The United States functionally wasn't a democracy during that period, and the shit is hitting the fan only now because there is some actual opposition to the Administrative State.
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.Sort of like the Roman Empire at the end.  The Barbarians took over but the bureaucracy kept chugging along for decades. 

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 31, 2017 03:20 PM (0pcwX)

221 Eric Cantor: You Know, I Never Believed We Could or Would Repeal Obamacare; But You Gotta Channel That "Anger" in the Public Dupe the Rubes to Advance Your Career

Posted by: Grump928(C) remembers at July 31, 2017 03:20 PM (6iUC+)

222 Sen. Rand Paul revealed that he spoke with President Donald Trump on Monday and told the president that he can take executive action to allow organizations to offer more affordable group health insurance plans. Rand Paul, one of the Senates leading conservatives, told reporters that Trump will consider taking executive action to address the many problems with the healthcare system after Sen. John McCain tanked an Obamacare repeal bill last week. The Kentucky senators proposed changes would allow groups such as AARP, which represents retirees, to form associations to allow individuals and small businesses to form larger groups to negotiate with health insurance companies for lower premiums and deductibles. Senator Paul has long advocated for Association Health Plans (AHPs) or plans that would allow small businesses and individuals to group together across state lines through their membership in a trade or professional association to purchase health coverage for their families and employees at a lower cost. In addition, Pauls plan would allow individuals to pool together through any organization across state lines to purchase health insurance. Trump can also reform Medicaid by approving state waivers allowing states to implement work requirements, drug testing, and apply monthly premiums to reduce the cost of the government health insurance program. Go for it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 31, 2017 03:20 PM (SjImc)

223 202 Do we have the courage to be a free people? Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 08:15 PM (lwiT4) No. No we don't. We'd rather be comfortable and taken care of. Being free is work far too difficult.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at July 31, 2017 03:20 PM (wavFx)

224 go ahead and give them some name shibumi. no one is going to give out any information. too much liability. I'd be surprised if the HR even checks because they know it's a waste of time to ask. Posted by: The Original REAL Galactic Lord Sir Covfefe at July 31, 2017 08:18 PM (nFwvY) I like this approach. Put Ace DeMoron down while you're at it.

Posted by: golfman at July 31, 2017 03:21 PM (48QDY)

225 Eric Cantor: You Know, I Never Believed We Could or Would Repeal Obamacare; But You Gotta Channel That "Anger" in the Public Dupe the Rubes to Advance Your Career Posted by: Grump928(C) remembers at July 31, 2017 08:20 PM (6iUC+) We know putz, that is why your home today

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 31, 2017 03:21 PM (SjImc)

226 >>It's a very telling poll, Jack Straw. It isn't that the white working class loves the GOP, it just despises the Democrats more. That's the state of American politics. Pretty much. It's the elites versus the rest of us.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 31, 2017 03:21 PM (/tuJf)

227 Robert Robb: Jeff Flake has put his political career on the line to defend conservatism and the politics of inclusion from Donald Trump. http://tinyurl.com/y7muc4kw

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 31, 2017 03:21 PM (IqV8l)

228 Eric Cantor: You Know, I Never Believed We Could or Would Repeal Obamacare; But You Gotta Channel That "Anger" in the Public Dupe the Rubes to Advance Your Career Posted by: Grump928(C) remembers at July 31, 2017 08:20 PM (6iUC+) We know putz, that is why your home today Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 31, 2017 08:21 PM (SjImc) Ah that was directed at Ryan, not you Grump92B

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 31, 2017 03:21 PM (SjImc)

229 WE WANT TRUCON CAT Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at July 31, 2017 08:20 PM (dEQP3) What's a trucon cat?

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at July 31, 2017 03:22 PM (wavFx)

230 Posted by: shibumi at July 31, 2017 08:15 PM (aT+Bx) You are a very tough person, shibumi. I gave up at 19 when I got fired because my girlfriend worked in another department in a large retail store. I worked for my Dad (great job, survey crew) to get though school. I just staggered around working for myself after that. Eventually it all worked out.

Posted by: Meremortal at July 31, 2017 03:22 PM (3myMJ)

231 Trucon cat? Pet Thread!

Posted by: Weasel at July 31, 2017 03:22 PM (Sfs6o)

232 Eric Cantor: You Know, I Never Believed We Could or Would Repeal Obamacare; But You Gotta Channel That "Anger" in the Public Dupe the Rubes to Advance Your Career Posted by: Grump928(C) remembers at July 31, 2017 08:20 PM (6iUC+) Yep.

Posted by: Jonathan Gruber at July 31, 2017 03:23 PM (48QDY)

233 It's a very telling poll, Jack Straw. It isn't that the white working class loves the GOP, it just despises the Democrats more. That's the state of American politics. Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at July 31, 2017 08:19 PM (0LMf0) Well, if this poll is true, it would go a long way in explaining why the Republicans are too scared to make a move. It's like the Prevent Defense. And we know how that usually works out....

Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 03:23 PM (7uYFy)

234 Trump should name it the Conan Party. Landslides across the country would occur. It would be epic. And the Lamentations.... Oh the Lamentations will be our victory music.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 03:23 PM (2qHjF)

235
go ahead and give them some name shibumi. no one is going to give out any information. too much liability. I'd be surprised if the HR even checks because they know it's a waste of time to ask.
--

Next time I will.

This time... I applied through LinkedIn, and there was no way to save what I did.

BTW... this was for something that was part time. WTF.

The whole thing got me really angry, and I now see the job application process as a complete sham to discourage people from applying so they  can legally hire their friends and family. 

Posted by: shibumi at July 31, 2017 03:23 PM (aT+Bx)

236 Go for it Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 31, 2017 08:20 PM (SjImc) I certainly don't like the executive orders option, but when the so-called "party leadership" can't get the troops in line, then ya gotta use whatever you can.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at July 31, 2017 03:23 PM (wavFx)

237 CA may be a clusterfuck, but at least they have referenda. If only we could have one on OCare. The health lobby can't bribe us all.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 03:24 PM (vRcUp)

238 Pretty much. It's the elites versus the rest of us. Posted by: JackStraw at July 31, 2017 08:21 PM (/tuJf) An honest question: Are the elites aware of this or is that they just don't give a shit?

Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 03:24 PM (7uYFy)

239 Gotta go eat. I'm doing ace's fasting idea and my 18-hour feeding window is about to close.

Posted by: t-bird at July 31, 2017 03:24 PM (kuiuS)

240 There's oodles of blame to go around, but when it gets right down to it -- I still blame put most of the blame on that traitorous bastard (whether or not he was blackmailed) for putting our country through this f***ing destruction ... and destroying the lives and finances of so many hard-working Americans: Benedict Roberts.

Posted by: ShainS [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at July 31, 2017 03:24 PM (ZcAbN)

241 I am pretty damn lucky to have worked at the same place for 32 years. I've pretty much forgotten what it's like to be anywhere else.

Posted by: Weasel at July 31, 2017 03:25 PM (Sfs6o)

242 NP.

Posted by: Grump928(C) remembers at July 31, 2017 03:25 PM (6iUC+)

243 @202: "Do we have the courage to be a free people?"

The only thing in the universe that might have been louder than the resounding "NO!" to that question is the Big Bang.  The last time anyone seriously stood up to The State was 1861.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at July 31, 2017 03:25 PM (rznWS)

244 Gotta go eat. I'm doing ace's fasting idea and my 18-hour feeding window is about to close. Posted by: t-bird at July 31, 2017 08:24 PM (kuiuS) You feed for 18 hours? Talk about GAINZZZzzzzz

Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 03:25 PM (7uYFy)

245 Still think we can afford not to build a proper replacement for the GOP?

Posted by: Brother Cavil at July 31, 2017 03:25 PM (66CWr)

246 "It isn't that the white working class loves the GOP, it just despises the Democrats more." Yeah, with congress running a 12-15% approval rating, there is no popular party.

Posted by: Meremortal at July 31, 2017 03:25 PM (3myMJ)

247 237 CA may be a clusterfuck, but at least they have referenda. If only we could have one on OCare. The health lobby can't bribe us all. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 08:24 PM (vRcUp) The federal government sure can, though. How many new people ended up with some form of medicare (medicaid? I can't keep 'em straight) to help with their insurance premium? 100's of thousands? Millions? "You're going to take away our INSURANCE!!! WAAAAHHHHHHHH"

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at July 31, 2017 03:25 PM (wavFx)

248 I certainly don't like the executive orders option, but when the so-called "party leadership" can't get the troops in line, then ya gotta use whatever you can. Posted by: DoublySymmetric at July 31, 2017 08:23 PM (wavFx) Exactly

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 31, 2017 03:26 PM (SjImc)

249 Widespread Pepe @ 205- Lines are drawn.....
This sounds a lot like The Alamo.
Which is exactly how I feel. In the spirit of Travis and Bonham, I accept this challenge. Takes the step.

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2017 03:26 PM (zLDYs)

250 200 OT:. I. Give. Up. I'm job hunting and against my better judgement I decided to apply for a university job. OMG. After 40 minutes wrangling their arduous application process, they decided that they didn't like the formatting of my responses, and would require me to re-do it. Also, they want THREE supervisors at a minimum for a recommendation Does anyone have THREE supervisors that they can use as recommendations? Or am I the only one who never wants to see or hear from my past supervisors. Also... what about the one supervisor that you're currently working for that you don't want to alert to your job hunt? WTF. I give up. Posted by: shibumi at July 31, 2017 08:15 PM (aT+Bx) I'll supervise you. Right now. Over the internet. See that piece of paper? What are you waiting for? PICK THAT SHIT UP! There. Good. Here's your evaluation: Responds to instruction in a timely manner and performs tasks thoroughly. Great Job, but I have bad news, we're laying you off, effective immediately. Check's in the mail Expect your 1099 on the 1 January 2018 Overnight Thread.

Posted by: Minuteman Enterprises, Inc. LTD at July 31, 2017 03:27 PM (A3b6q)

251 There are no conservatives left in the country. They have all been converted.

Posted by: Ann Hydrous Oragami at July 31, 2017 03:27 PM (m9X4Y)

252 CA may be a clusterfuck, but at least they have referenda. If only we could have one on OCare. The health lobby can't bribe us all. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 08:24 PM (vRcUp) ======= They also have Courts that will negate a popular vote result, ala Gay Marriage. Legislating from the bench.

Posted by: GOULD [/I] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 31, 2017 03:28 PM (hlBSg)

253 WTF. I give up. Posted by: shibumi Have you told them about the degree in Computer Infrastructure Analysis that was recently conferred upon all of us here?

Posted by: t-bird at July 31, 2017 03:28 PM (pszv/)

254 Political parties have become more and more adept at eliminating primary competition against seated members. This has led to the current scenario of obviously twisted, evil psychopaths controlling the government.

Posted by: MAGA at July 31, 2017 03:28 PM (Tyk2V)

255 "Insist they answer the substantive question of whether or not the military should begin recruiting transgenders."

It's now reported that Ivanka has a sad.

She, the Manhattan-socialite fashion designer, with no background in military matters, had been one of the big voices of LGBT-OMG-WTF "representation" in the armed forces.

She was then apparently much taken by surprise when her Dad suddenly said that Obama's transgender policy for DoD, casually tossed over the transom as Obama was packing to leave, a policy of all of seven months' actual standing, was being rescinded.

Hopefully she'll leave in a snit, and a limo, but mostly a snit.

And won't come back.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2017 03:28 PM (ujwCG)

256 Rand Paul just gave PDT a big stick- I hope he beats Congress over the head with it. NGU- thanks for that info.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2017 03:29 PM (VB0hh)

257 @223: "We'd rather be comfortable and taken care of. Being free is work far too difficult."

Plus, there's that whole thing about being able to control the lives, money, and property of your neighbors and people you don't even know. 

Can't remember who said it, but there's a great quote about how if anyone thinks people actually valued freedom, then they'd have to regard all of human history as a mistake.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at July 31, 2017 03:29 PM (rznWS)

258 226 Pretty much. It's the elites versus the rest of us. Posted by: JackStraw at July 31, 2017 08:21 PM (/tuJf) It's worse than that. It's the elites, the globalists, the Communists, the Muslims, and the entire fucking Third World all lined up against the mostly white American middle class, who still believe in limited government and free markets.

Posted by: rickl at July 31, 2017 03:29 PM (sdi6R)

259 What I can't understand is why anyone would want to run as a Republican and then end up being in effect a Vichy-ite, sucking up to the Democrats. If that's the way you feel then why not just run as a Democrat for crying out loud?


Posted by: LGoPs at July 31, 2017 03:29 PM (bb4ns)

260 Just spitballing for the sake of conversation a minute here.

The Bible foretells something that could not have existed at any point in the past but (imo) is plainly visible as coming into being to anyone who simply looks around: an all-powerful one-world global government, an intricately interconnected one-world economy, and a syncretistic one-world religion, all to be headed up ultimately under one man.

Assume for a moment that global superstructure will indeed come to pass as written.  In order for it to come to pass, a LOT of stage-setting will have to take place first, including fundamental changes in perception forced upon the masses via media as well as the utter destruction of nations that are too free-minded to submit to the global chain gang (namely, us).

Now just for argument's sake...does the general course of events in our modern world even remotely suggest to you the possibility that the stage is indeed being set to allow this global rule to form as a literal fact? 

If so...coincidence?

Posted by: doomed at July 31, 2017 03:30 PM (UW4Uc)

261 The vichy GOP would much rather have the problem of O-care than a solution.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 31, 2017 03:30 PM (17QyB)

262 The whole thing got me really angry, and I now see the job application process as a complete sham to discourage people from applying so they can legally hire their friends and family. Posted by: shibumi the HR dept isn't really there to help in the hiring process. their function is more to justify their own bullshit positions and harass existing employees. they gotta be loving this tranny shit.

Posted by: The Original REAL Galactic Lord Sir Covfefe at July 31, 2017 03:30 PM (nFwvY)

263 WTF. I give up. Posted by: shibumi You should mention your advanced knowledge of intersectionality.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at July 31, 2017 03:31 PM (wavFx)

264 It's worse than that. It's the elites, the globalists, the Communists, the Muslims, and the entire fucking Third World all lined up against the mostly white American middle class, who still believe in limited government and free markets.

Posted by: rickl at July 31, 2017 08:29 PM (sdi6R)



They have us surrounded, the poor bastards!

Posted by: zombie Chesty Puller at July 31, 2017 03:31 PM (bb4ns)

265 They don't get elected in the 'burbs that way.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 31, 2017 03:31 PM (PUmDY)

266 >>An honest question: Are the elites aware of this or is that they just don't give a shit? Oh hell yes. That is exactly what the EU is all about, a group of self-appointed and largely unelected elites inflicting their one world views on people who are increasingly learning what a bad idea it is. It's been the goal of New World Order types forever and absolutely the road Obama did take us down and Hillary would have moved it further. Trump isn't getting a lot ink for what he has done but his killing of TPP and promise to renegotiate or walk away from NAFTA as well as his positioning with the EU has got to be making them wet themselves.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 31, 2017 03:31 PM (/tuJf)

267 The GOPe also hated Reagan, and they have worked hard to undo everything he did. This latest noise from Flake and the deposed Cantor is all about getting back to the good old days of screwing the GOP voters. At least Cantor had the candor to admit he was lying to his voters the whole time, but somehow he thinks that makes him a victim/hero who would loved to have fought the good fight, but he was too gutless. Well, he got that last part right.

Posted by: OCBill at July 31, 2017 03:31 PM (df+Zi)

268 @238: "An honest question: Are the elites aware of this or is that they just don't give a shit?"

They are aware, and they know that they usually get what they want.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at July 31, 2017 03:32 PM (rznWS)

269 We are not retreating. We are attacking in a different direction.

Posted by: Ann Hydrous Oragami at July 31, 2017 03:32 PM (m9X4Y)

270 222 Sen. Rand Paul revealed that he spoke with President Donald Trump on Monday and told the president that he can take executive action to allow organizations to offer more affordable group health insurance plans. Rand Paul, one of the Senates leading conservatives, told reporters that Trump will consider taking executive action to address the many problems with the healthcare system after Sen. John McCain tanked an Obamacare repeal bill last week. The Kentucky senators proposed changes would allow groups such as AARP, which represents retirees, to form associations to allow individuals and small businesses to form larger groups to negotiate with health insurance companies for lower premiums and deductibles. Senator Paul has long advocated for Association Health Plans (AHPs) or plans that would allow small businesses and individuals to group together across state lines through their membership in a trade or professional association to purchase health coverage for their families and employees at a lower cost. In addition, Pauls plan would allow individuals to pool together through any organization across state lines to purchase health insurance. Trump can also reform Medicaid by approving state waivers allowing states to implement work requirements, drug testing, and apply monthly premiums to reduce the cost of the government health insurance program. Go for it Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 31, 2017 08:20 PM (SjImc) Trump should EO the hell out of Ocare. Obama did. Unconstitutionally. And OCare has line after line giving the HHS discretion. Turn this upside down and inside out until it becomes a Government Mandated Free Market Vehicle.

Posted by: Minuteman at July 31, 2017 03:32 PM (A3b6q)

271 It's raining red pills in this thread. I'm glad I don't live in a urban Dim city.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 03:33 PM (2qHjF)

272 Shibumi - Recognize that in Academia (and government jobs) the insane requirements are there to GUARANTEE that no outsiders are ever considered for the job. Now of course, a favored applicant, one who has the inside track due to social and political connections, will have all of those requirements waived. That's how the game works - except for pure entry level, where they don't care, the game is always rigged. I wish I was joking.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 31, 2017 03:33 PM (V2Yro)

273 re: liberals pretending to be Trucon. My neighbor sends Vox links out, hates Trump, voted for FAB - and runs the prolife assn at his church.

Posted by: kallisto at July 31, 2017 03:33 PM (AAbgH)

274 >>>Does anyone have THREE supervisors that they can use as recommendations? Or am I the only one who never wants to see or hear from my past supervisors. Also... what about the one supervisor that you're currently working for that you don't want to alert to your job hunt? Let your previous supervisors know you're looking for a job and ask if they'd be willing to provide a recommendation. For your current supervisor, provide name and write "do not contact".

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 31, 2017 03:34 PM (RrhD2)

275 "[Commiefornia also has] Courts that will negate a popular vote result, ala Gay Marriage. Legislating from the bench."

CA's state judiciary is dreadfully bien-pensant -- our current Chief Justice is a particular jewel in that regard -- but the judicial reversal of the anti-gay-marriage Prop 8 ("Prop Hate") was in a federal rather than a state court.

In front of a gay judge who had already been shopping for wedding tuxes with his intended. Who ought obviously to have recused himself, and who obviously refused to do so.

Prop 187, another referendum passed by CA voters, to deny the provision of public services to illegal aliens, was similarly struck down by a federal black-robed radical.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2017 03:34 PM (ujwCG)

276 My neighbor sends Vox links out, hates Trump, voted for FAB - and runs the prolife assn at his church. Posted by: kallisto at July 31, 2017 08:33 PM (AAbgH) You're neighbor sounds confused. Or his (her? xer? xim?) church is confused. Or both. Power of "and", etc...

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at July 31, 2017 03:34 PM (wavFx)

277 What I can't understand is why anyone would want to run as a Republican and then end up being in effect a Vichy-ite, sucking up to the Democrats. If that's the way you feel then why not just run as a Democrat for crying out loud? Posted by: LGoPs The Dem market is saturated. GOPers are responding to demand.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 03:34 PM (vRcUp)

278 Stay sexy Horde and sweet dreams! Night!

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 03:35 PM (2qHjF)

279 re: liberals pretending to be Trucon. My neighbor sends Vox links out, hates Trump, voted for FAB - and runs the prolife assn at his church. Posted by: kallisto at July 31, 2017 08:33 PM (AAbgH) Masquerading as an angel of light.

Posted by: Country Boy at July 31, 2017 03:35 PM (fWq7U)

280 "Elect me to office, my fellow Americans, and I shall willingly give up power and money to help you!"

Posted by: No politician ever at July 31, 2017 03:35 PM (MZcWR)

281 271 It's raining red pills in this thread. shadilay. it is written.

Posted by: The Original REAL Galactic Lord Sir Covfefe at July 31, 2017 03:35 PM (nFwvY)

282 Now just for argument's sake...does the general course of events in our modern world even remotely suggest to you the possibility that the stage is indeed being set to allow this global rule to form as a literal fact?
============================


Absolutely.  I base many of my opinions and actions in light of those facts.

Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 03:36 PM (lwiT4)

283 If that's the way you feel then why not just run as a Democrat for crying out loud? Posted by: LGoPs at July 31, 2017 08:29 PM (bb4ns) The new careerist breed of politician doesn't care about such things. They think like NFL players, the team doesn't matter, the money/influence deal does. The party name they work under is for show only.

Posted by: Meremortal at July 31, 2017 03:36 PM (3myMJ)

284 Why 3 supervisors? Direct supervisors?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 31, 2017 03:37 PM (PUmDY)

285 >>>>Prop 187, another referendum passed by CA voters, to deny the provision of public services to illegal aliens, was similarly struck down by a federal black-robed radical.
.
.
.And if they would have stuck with State only services it would have been OK but they made the law too broad and it included Federal $$$.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 31, 2017 03:37 PM (0pcwX)

286 "Medicaid is a half-century old program that consumes a bigger budget than most large countries have, and produces almost nothing in results (well, there is an epic amount of fraud, probably more than for anything other than, now, "disability"). But exerts a magical hold on incumbents of small character and intellect in select states."

Also known as: Ohio Republicans.

Posted by: Zapp Branigan at July 31, 2017 03:37 PM (FgFCM)

287 I can't sort this out... but I will just say "F*** them all Except Trump!)." And I used to adore Eric Cantor.

Posted by: LASue at July 31, 2017 03:37 PM (hZ+us)

288 So ... I'm still "The Asshole". Let's just remove that from the discussion. But am I still The Asshole for saying shit like ... ... we didn't vote our way out of shit ... Republicans like their Big Govt Power just as much as Democrats ... there is no political solution to this ... and so on and so forth. Am I still The Asshole for saying that ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 03:38 PM (fiGNd)

289 Shibumi horrible job search, part II:

So, I do freelance marketing and content creation.

The bosses of one of my clients in Europe decided they'd rather have viral videos, and that he, the sales guy, should do all the marketing. He just sent out an email to everyone on his list wishing them a happy holiday..

What holiday you might ask?

The "august we don't work in europe" holiday. I'm sure every other american who got that email enjoyed it as much as I did.

Today I had another firm tell me that they specifically do not want to do any marketing at all, so they can be under the radar of eveyrone. They also only like to work with people they know. But I could tell them any out of the box ideas I had. 

This is the situation I've run across:

1. Too busy, no time for marketing.
2. Not busy, no money  for marketing

sigh.

 

Posted by: shibumi at July 31, 2017 03:38 PM (aT+Bx)

290 280 "Elect me to office, my fellow Americans, and I shall willingly give up power and money to help you!" Posted by: No politician ever at July 31, 2017 08:35 PM (MZcWR) "Elect me, MotherF*%&*ers! I! AM! AMERICAN BAD@$$!!" ~ Robert Ritchie

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at July 31, 2017 03:39 PM (wavFx)

291 Can you believe this? Republicans have won thousands of political offices pretending to campaign to do things they never will. The Democrats might as well hold those offices.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 31, 2017 03:40 PM (/MtvT)

292 285 >>>>Prop 187, another referendum passed by CA voters, to deny the provision of public services to illegal aliens, was similarly struck down by a federal black-robed radical. . . .If there ever there were a clear line in the last 30 years of when we lost our country, the overturning of Prop 187 is it.

Posted by: LASue at July 31, 2017 03:40 PM (hZ+us)

293 288 So ... I'm still "The Asshole". Let's just remove that from the discussion. But am I still The Asshole for saying shit like ... ... we didn't vote our way out of shit ... Republicans like their Big Govt Power just as much as Democrats ... there is no political solution to this ... and so on and so forth. Am I still The Asshole for saying that ? Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 08:38 PM (fiGNd) No one governs the Big Government better than the Republicans. No one.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at July 31, 2017 03:40 PM (wavFx)

294 . and so on and so forth. Am I still The Asshole for saying that ? Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 08:38 PM (fiGNd) Hell no! You're not wrong. Just early.

Posted by: Country Boy at July 31, 2017 03:40 PM (fWq7U)

295 ... and so on and so forth. Am I still The Asshole for saying that ? Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 08:38 PM (fiGNd) ------- If you are, then I'm a co-asshole.

Posted by: Weasel at July 31, 2017 03:41 PM (Sfs6o)

296 ... and so on and so forth. Am I still The Asshole for saying that ? Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 08:38 PM (fiGNd) You're The Asshole no matter what you do. Just like congress, there is no repeal. ;D

Posted by: Meremortal at July 31, 2017 03:41 PM (3myMJ)

297 Live as if you are a child of God, and a resident of His kingdom.  Then when the storms come, you have an anchor. Trump was right:  Worship God, not Government.

Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 03:41 PM (lwiT4)

298 I've worked at the same place for over 25 years. I don't even know whether my previous supervisors are still alive or not.

Posted by: rickl at July 31, 2017 03:42 PM (sdi6R)

299 PDT has got Gen Kelly in place and I think that is gonna solve a host of problems, now he has to ignore the "pros", the pundits, the MSM, The RINOs and keep forging ahead to make America Great

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 31, 2017 03:42 PM (SjImc)

300 I got a "give me money" email today from Cornyn, and I had to control my urge to tell him where to put it.

Posted by: LASue at July 31, 2017 03:42 PM (hZ+us)

301 ... and shit like saying ... ... when the time comes, at least 1/3 of Republicans will join Democrats in impeaching Trump ? Am I still out of my mind for saying shit like that ? Do I still need to take my meds for saying that Ryan will join that effort ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 03:42 PM (fiGNd)

302 Maybe "helper asshole" sounds better!

Posted by: Weasel at July 31, 2017 03:42 PM (Sfs6o)

303 sock off.....

Posted by: LGoPs at July 31, 2017 03:42 PM (bb4ns)

304 Maybe "helper asshole" sounds better! Posted by: Weasel at July 31, 2017 08:42 PM (Sfs6o) Is that like "Hamburger Helper"?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 31, 2017 03:43 PM (SjImc)

305 Now just for argument's sake...does the general course of events in our modern world even remotely suggest to you the possibility that the stage is indeed being set to allow this global rule to form as a literal fact? ============================ Absolutely. I base many of my opinions and actions in light of those facts. Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 08:36 PM (lwiT4) ======= They are not even trying to hide this as their goal. Agenda 21 points the way, initiated here by Pappy Bush. That plan is right out there for all to see.

Posted by: GOULD [/I] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 31, 2017 03:43 PM (hlBSg)

306 I got a "give me money" email today from Cornyn, and I had to control my urge to tell him where to put it. Posted by: LASue at July 31, 2017 08:42 PM (hZ+us) Jeebus, already? He's not even up again til 2020.

Posted by: Country Boy at July 31, 2017 03:44 PM (fWq7U)

307 So, neighbor dropped off a giant bag of fresh string beans last night. I am not a fan. But, I just sauted them (after par boiling for 4 min) in bacon fat, butter, shallots, and a tiny bit of garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, then a dollop of honey and some rice wine. Holy shit. They are delicious.

Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 03:44 PM (hLhtd)

308 Firing Scaramucci is the most worrisome thing Trump has done since he entered office. Now he is ignoring his own counsel and taking Kelly's. No reason to think Kelly is any different than McMaster or Tillerson.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 31, 2017 03:44 PM (0wem/)

309 Am I still out of my mind for saying shit like that ? Do I still need to take my meds for saying that Ryan will join that effort ? Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 08:42 PM (fiGNd) Not out of your mind. But Ryan, well, he's a politician. He won't impeach knowing that it would completely shatter the, well, whatever we're calling the "right" today. Can't be the speaker of the house if you're in the minority. Unless you're Nancy Pelosi.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at July 31, 2017 03:44 PM (wavFx)

310 Is that like "Hamburger Helper"? Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 31, 2017 08:43 PM (SjImc) ----- I was thinking more along the lines of helper monkey!

Posted by: Weasel at July 31, 2017 03:44 PM (Sfs6o)

311 Am I still out of my mind for saying shit like that ? Do I still need to take my meds for saying that Ryan will join that effort ? Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 08:42 PM (fiGNd) No No

Posted by: Country Boy at July 31, 2017 03:45 PM (fWq7U)

312 Please tell me how the Republican Shits' behavior is not rewarding the Leftist Fascist Rachel Maddow-Inspired Terrorist that tried to assassinate Republicans in June and pretty much killed Steve Scalise?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 31, 2017 03:45 PM (/MtvT)

313 You're The Asshole no matter what you do. Just like congress, there is no repeal. ;D Posted by: Meremortal at July 31, 2017 08:41 PM (3myMJ) Now that's true. And I appreciate the friendly wink. But I AM The Asshole. Honest question ... why ain't more of you Assholes too ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 03:45 PM (fiGNd)

314 But, I just sauted them (after par boiling for 4 min) in bacon fat, butter, shallots, and a tiny bit of garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, then a dollop of honey and some rice wine. Holy shit. They are delicious. Posted by: garrett at July well haggis would should be delicious if you sauteed it in the same ingredients.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 31, 2017 03:46 PM (0wem/)

315 Asshole assistance agent.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 31, 2017 03:46 PM (IqV8l)

316 I'm sick to fucking death of all of these sleazeballs. The only way to remove them from office is if they die. I fear for our country.

Posted by: mpfs, Kiss Kiss..Bang Bang at July 31, 2017 03:47 PM (79p/O)

317 I am actually considering going and changing my registration from Republican to Independent. I know nobody in the Party will give a shit and it won't have any effect on anything but I am mostly disgusted because the Republican  Party  doesn't have the balls to fight if for no other reason that out of a sense of pride and a need to not being made to look like weasels and worms every fucking day by the Democrats.


For Fucks sake.

Posted by: LGoPs at July 31, 2017 03:47 PM (bb4ns)

318 Honest question ... why ain't more of you Assholes too ? Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 08:45 PM (fiGNd) ------ I demand to be recognized as an asshole!

Posted by: Weasel at July 31, 2017 03:47 PM (Sfs6o)

319 Yeah - Didn't hurt that they were sharing the plate with a pile of Antelope Medallions.

Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 03:47 PM (hLhtd)

320 Yeah - Didn't hurt that they were sharing the plate with a pile of Antelope Medallions. Posted by: garrett at July heh

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 31, 2017 03:48 PM (0wem/)

321 99% of the people, me included, predicted wrongly that it would be the criminality and utter insanity of the Dims that brought the House of Cards down. Nope, it's the lying parasitic criminal GOP getting caught and exposed repeatedly stabbing Americans who voted for them in the back. This is what is bringing the House down.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 03:48 PM (2qHjF)

322 Honest question ... why ain't more of you Assholes too ? Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 08:45 PM (fiGNd) Because my level of assholishness usually gets me banned. Outside here, I can be the biggest asshole on the planet.

Posted by: Country Boy at July 31, 2017 03:48 PM (fWq7U)

323 318 Honest question ... why ain't more of you Assholes too ? Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 08:45 PM (fiGNd) ------ I demand to be recognized as an asshole! Posted by: Weasel at July 31, 2017 08:47 PM (Sfs6o) There's a spaceballs joke here someone, but I can't figure how to make it work. Maybe Ben R. could help out.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at July 31, 2017 03:48 PM (wavFx)

324 Honest question ... why ain't more of you Assholes too ? Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 08:45 PM (fiGNd) ===== Oh, I am. A host of former and current employees as well as the Ex and her family will happily attest to that.

Posted by: GOULD [/I] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 31, 2017 03:48 PM (hlBSg)

325 99% of the people, me included, predicted wrongly that it would be the criminality and utter insanity of the Dims that brought the House of Cards down.

Nope, it's the lying parasitic criminal GOP getting caught and exposed repeatedly stabbing Americans who voted for them in the back. This is what is bringing the House down.
--

And Pepe. Embrace the power of "and."

Posted by: shibumi at July 31, 2017 03:49 PM (aT+Bx)

326 The Fire Rises. Night Horde and stay blessed!

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 03:49 PM (2qHjF)

327 Remember how the Obama administration was giving Obamacare waivers to anyone with the right connections, exempting all sorts of Democrat constituencies from the law?

Here's what I'm thinking... is there any reason Trump couldn't just give everybody else a waiver, thus effectively repealing the law unilaterally and requiring no assistance from the GOPe?

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 31, 2017 03:50 PM (3YxFh)

328 >>Honest question ... why ain't more of you Assholes too ?
Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 08:45 PM (fiGNd)
------
I demand to be recognized as an asshole! Posted by: Weasel
--------
Pfft. Rank amateurs.

Posted by: Hope Solo at July 31, 2017 03:50 PM (/Nite)

329 Grammatical question: Is it For Fuck's sake or is it For Fucks sake.


I want my obscenities to be proper English.

Posted by: LGoPs at July 31, 2017 03:50 PM (bb4ns)

330 So what happened last week? Are we down one 'ette?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 31, 2017 03:50 PM (/MtvT)

331 324 Honest question ... why ain't more of you Assholes too ?
Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 08:45 PM (fiGNd)

{quietly raises hand}

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2017 03:51 PM (EgOr3)

332 Posted by: GOULD at July 31, 2017 08:43 PM (hlBSg) Hey GOULD !!! Glad you're here. So - I remember you saying "Good Grief Scogg, give us the answer" to who made the following quote ... Any Power given the State will turn against the Citizen. So, if nobody answers that in the next few minutes - I'll just give the answer. The answer may surprise you.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 03:51 PM (fiGNd)

333 "Honest question ... why ain't more of you Assholes too ?" Oh, we are. We're just better at getting away with it apparently.

Posted by: Meremortal at July 31, 2017 03:51 PM (3myMJ)

334 LGoPs, it's the one with the apostrophe. It's possessive; you're basically saying, "for the sake of fuck".

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 31, 2017 03:52 PM (3YxFh)

335 >>>No reason to think Kelly is any different than McMaster or Tillerson. You forgot Mattis.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 31, 2017 03:52 PM (RrhD2)

336 Here's what I'm thinking... is there any reason Trump couldn't just give everybody else a waiver, thus effectively repealing the law unilaterally and requiring no assistance from the GOPe? Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 31, 2017 08:50 PM (3YxFh) ======== He could, but then it could be undone by one EO of the next GOPe or Dem President. This is why he wants it done with legislation. Much harder to undo.

Posted by: GOULD [/I] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 31, 2017 03:52 PM (hlBSg)

337
When does Sterling Harden's Zombie get a cabinet post?

Posted by: charley horse at July 31, 2017 03:52 PM (+kahX)

338 No reason to think Kelly is any different than McMaster or Tillerson. You forgot Mattis. Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July yep

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 31, 2017 03:52 PM (0wem/)

339 So, if nobody answers that in the next few minutes - I'll just give the answer. The answer may surprise you. Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 08:51 PM (fiGNd) You create ads for that "one weird trick that doctors/insurance companies/lawyers hate", don't you?

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at July 31, 2017 03:52 PM (wavFx)

340 >> "Honest question ... why ain't more of you Assholes too ?" By any metric you can come up with I'm 95% asshole.

Posted by: Hope Solo at July 31, 2017 03:53 PM (hLhtd)

341 Posted by: Minuteman at July 31, 2017 08:32 PM (A3b6q) Rush maintained today that the legislativese language in ACA prohibited HHS Secretary from doing this unless mandates were removed, I think he's wrong, besides Barky used EOs to do all sort of extra-legal stuff, so...

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at July 31, 2017 03:53 PM (gwPgz)

342 259 What I can't understand is why anyone would want to run as a Republican and then end up being in effect a Vichy-ite, sucking up to the Democrats. If that's the way you feel then why not just run as a Democrat for crying out loud?

Posted by: LGoPs at July 31, 2017 08:29 PM (bb4ns)


Why?  Generational wealth for your family.  It means your grandchildren will be set.


Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 31, 2017 03:53 PM (mNQwG)

343 305 and Grammie,

Exactly.  If we really are seeing what we're seeing (and we are), then there must be some...let's call it "spirit"...that orchestrates the whole thing and has done so for a very long time. 

A spirit that somehow leads people to choose to do its will toward this end, men and women of all nationalities, races, religions and political affiliations and social status.

A spirit that spans generations, gluing together this humanly incomprehensible framework piece by piece and person by person, for decades on end AND WITHOUT VARYING ONE INCH FROM PROGRESS TOWARD THE END GOAL.

As much as he thinks he can bring about Utopia eventually, man can not pull that off. No way, no how.  It is utterly beyond our capacity.

Something...a spirit...is uniting and moving it ALL.

WE know who he is, and we know his ultimate doom.

But here we are, watching the stage being set for the final act. 

Depressing? Not from this perspective. It's exciting because all of humanity's sad history is finally drawing to a close, and glory and justice will reign.

Posted by: doomed at July 31, 2017 03:54 PM (UW4Uc)

344 As far as where we're headed - there's another view of how the process works besides the bibilical one, that interestingly comes up with much the same conclusions. Oswald Spengler in "Decline of the West" had a remarkable theory of history, which all the Great and the Good have always hated, but which seems to keep coming true. Spengler thought of "Cultures" as living organisms, and theorized that there had been 8 great Cultures since governments and civilizations arose in the middle east. He proposed that a particularly energetic group of people would give rise to a vibrant Culture. This Culture would give rise to it's own powerful Religion. The religious and cultural impulses would coalesce to form a powerful Civilization. This civilization would expand to take over all of the uncivilized areas it could reach. Once a civilization reached its natural boundaries (ours covers the entire world) and then worked out, through war, the issues of who would control the flows of wealth and power, the civilization will always reach the stage of Empire. Once a civilization reaches the Imperial stage, it becomes incredibly wealthy since it controls all it can reach. Under the influence of vast wealth and power, innovation stops, belief in religion dies, and corruption sets in. This stage often lasts for hundreds of years, but it always leads to the death of the civilization and culture in question, and a period refereed to as dark ages sets in, until in time a new civilization develops on the ruins of the one that had gone before.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 31, 2017 03:54 PM (V2Yro)

345 So - I remember you saying "Good Grief Scogg, give us the answer" to who made the following quote ... Any Power given the State will turn against the Citizen. So, if nobody answers that in the next few minutes - I'll just give the answer. The answer may surprise you. Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 08:51 PM (fiGNd) ====== I also said I didn't find it all that interesting, remember?

Posted by: GOULD [/I] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 31, 2017 03:55 PM (hlBSg)

346 I find it kind of amusing that Obama and the donks thought they were going to destroy the GOP, so completely shut them out of this bill. Obama spent over a year campaigning around the country, trying to sell this pile of shit until he could buy off enough donks in the Senate to pass it.

As this ordeal has shown, he could have just flattered a few of these vain GOP assholes and got the thing passed in no time and get GOP fingerprints on it to boot.

Posted by: mugiwara at July 31, 2017 03:55 PM (I7hGG)

347 "Any Power given the State will turn against the Citizen." Maxine Waters!!?

Posted by: Meremortal at July 31, 2017 03:55 PM (3myMJ)

348 Apostrophe makes more sense, imo

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 31, 2017 03:55 PM (PUmDY)

349 I am an Asshole!

Posted by: Spartacus at July 31, 2017 03:56 PM (sdi6R)

350 >>it always leads to the death of the civilization and culture in question, and a period refereed to as dark ages sets in, until in time a new civilization develops on the ruins of the one that had gone before. ...and that's when the Whores come in!

Posted by: Tommy Boy Lines! at July 31, 2017 03:56 PM (hLhtd)

351 Aristotle.

Posted by: the guy across the street at July 31, 2017 03:56 PM (sf2BM)

352 Fun quote: " Excpet when Democrats defy our Constitution and the public trust, it's to advance something they really believe in. When Republicans do so, it's usually to preserve or advance something Democrats... really believe in. " http://bit.ly/2tYvD50

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at July 31, 2017 03:56 PM (wavFx)

353 Jack Handey.

Posted by: deep thoughts at July 31, 2017 03:57 PM (Kkv+D)

354 test










Posted by: LGoPs at July 31, 2017 03:57 PM (bb4ns)

355 Gio Gonzalez, no hitter after 8.

Posted by: tu3031 at July 31, 2017 03:57 PM (qJhUV)

356 "Any Power given the State will turn against the Citizen." Roger Waters!!?

Posted by: Meremortal at July 31, 2017 03:57 PM (3myMJ)

357 John Lewis is my Rep, unfortunately.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 31, 2017 03:58 PM (PUmDY)

358 The Dems are the Gas House Gorillas and the GOPe is the Tea House Totaler. Trump is Bugs Bunny. But the announcers are still talking as if the no blame falls on the GOPe.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 31, 2017 03:58 PM (lmPMy)

359 Look at the big picture here. Eric Cantor is a nobody now. Yet, he shows up to provide an interview as the crux of the real Obamacare battle rages. This is someone's pressure being applied. Someone called him up and said, "you are going to do an interview, and you are going to promote the hopelessness of repeal." I'd love to know who set this up....I'd pay to find out.

Posted by: Orson at July 31, 2017 03:58 PM (W7wPG)

360 The Democrats might as well hold those offices. Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 31, 2017 08:40 PM (/MtvT) Mark Steyn: "When Democrats get elected, they are in power, but when Republicans get elected, they are in office!"

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at July 31, 2017 03:58 PM (gwPgz)

361 "Under the influence of vast wealth and power, innovation stops, belief in religion dies, and corruption sets in."

I guess our national clock to time that decay started in, what, 1950 or therebouts?

Posted by: doomed at July 31, 2017 03:59 PM (UW4Uc)

362 Thanks Prothonotary Warbler. I'd hate to offend the sensibilities of any English purists out there.


Posted by: LGoPs at July 31, 2017 03:59 PM (bb4ns)

363 And any absolute Power given the State will absolutely be turned against the Citizen.

Posted by: t-bird at July 31, 2017 03:59 PM (pszv/)

364 I also said I didn't find it all that interesting, remember? Posted by: GOULD at July 31, 2017 08:55 PM (hlBSg) You did. But this one's near and dear to my heart. For reasons that will become clear. Is there any way to search pixy for shit in old threads ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 04:01 PM (fiGNd)

365 Muddy Waters?

Posted by: Meremortal at July 31, 2017 04:01 PM (3myMJ)

366 I see what you're saying, Gould.

Here's another thought, though...

If nothing else, that would seem to put Trump in a place where he could say, "Well, senators, you're no longer looking to repeal and replace something. You're now looking to replace nothing. So, how about we try again with a new bill?"

And even if they continued to stonewall and wait for the next President to revoke all those waivers, I'm not so sure that the next President would really want to be the one who unilaterally put that yoke back onto every American's shoulders...

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 31, 2017 04:01 PM (3YxFh)

367 Assholier than thou?

(asshole song)

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at July 31, 2017 04:01 PM (hVdx9)

368 Did you see how Susan Collins was feted by the DC establishment and you wonder why they turn liberal in perhaps the most liberal city in the nation? They love being loved. The principled ones get worn down and leave.

Posted by: charley horse at July 31, 2017 04:02 PM (+kahX)

369 So, if nobody answers that in the next few minutes Hold it- didn't you start this several days ago?

Posted by: t-bird at July 31, 2017 04:02 PM (zEjuG)

370 Are we down one 'ette? Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 31, 2017 08:50 PM (/MtvT) An ette went down?

Posted by: Meremortal at July 31, 2017 04:03 PM (3myMJ)

371 Hold it- didn't you start this several days ago? Posted by: t-bird at July 31, 2017 09:02 PM (zEjuG) Hah !!! I kinda' did. I started this shit a couple months ago !!!

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 04:03 PM (fiGNd)

372 Happy to help, LGoPs!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 31, 2017 04:03 PM (3YxFh)

373 I'd love to know who set this up....I'd pay to find out. Posted by: Orson at July 31, 2017 08:58 PM (W7wPG) Thought he resigned from House early because he got a sweeeet K-Street job offer, just a coincidence I'm sure!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at July 31, 2017 04:03 PM (gwPgz)

374 I sincerely doubt Cantor is a no one. I am sure he is lobbying and funding many "conservatives" through whomever hired him.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 31, 2017 04:03 PM (PUmDY)

375 I'm all for the primary idea, but do you know how many people are in you district? 651,000+ in mine. Try running some one with no name recognition against a 30 year incumbent. It can be done,ala Dave Brat, but you had better be ready to wear the soles off your shoes. Posted by: Ben Had Well is it really beyond the realm of possibility that people become "self woke"? Ie. become aware that something is desperately wrong, now that we "control" two houses and the Presidency and we still can't get shit done. Then they might not mindlessly check off whoever's name appears on the ballot in the general election. The internet might be the way to provide quick recognition for unknowns. Remember Mike Flynn from a few years back? No, not that one. The one running for Congressional office in Illinois against Darin LaHood. ace was able to give him some visibility on this site. Imagine if all conservative blogs/websites offered a section (it could be programmed to detect your general location, like google ads), and it would show your current critter's rating, and offer up possible alternatives.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 04:04 PM (/qEW2)

376 "Honest question ... why ain't more of you Assholes too ?"

Oh, okay...I am Spartacus.

Posted by: Zapp Branigan at July 31, 2017 04:04 PM (FgFCM)

377 Are we down one 'ette?
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Well, I'm angry and frustrated and screaming about my work situation, but I'm not sure that qualifies as "down."

Posted by: shibumi at July 31, 2017 04:04 PM (aT+Bx)

378 Cantor of all people should know the tiger the GOP is riding here with campaigning on Obamacare repeal. He was primaried out of his seat because he wasn't serious enough about what his constituents wanted. They are going to *hate* it when that anger they've been so-far successfully aiming at Democrats gets turned on *them*. I say primary the hell out of the existing "leadership" and get new folks in charge who understand how thin the thread that holds the Sword of Damocles is.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 31, 2017 04:05 PM (17QyB)

379 I sincerely doubt Cantor is a no one. I am sure he is lobbying and funding many "conservatives" through whomever hired him

He's vice chairman of some investment bank. I checked. Figured for sure he was a lobbyist.

Posted by: tu3031 at July 31, 2017 04:05 PM (qJhUV)

380 Story is out now that DWS's IT guy had access to ALL members of Congress.

If true, it would begin to explain much that has heretofore only been suspected.

Posted by: doomed at July 31, 2017 04:05 PM (UW4Uc)

381 trump trump trump deport deport deport !!!!

Posted by: original jake at July 31, 2017 04:05 PM (6L6kG)

382 Asshole Party 2018. (0)

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 31, 2017 04:05 PM (89T5c)

383 Well is it really beyond the realm of possibility that people become "self woke"? Ie. become aware that something is desperately wrong, now that we "control" two houses and the Presidency and we still can't get shit done. Then they might not mindlessly check off whoever's name appears on the ballot in the general election. The internet might be the way to provide quick recognition for unknowns. Remember Mike Flynn from a few years back? No, not that one. The one running for Congressional office in Illinois against Darin LaHood. ace was able to give him some visibility on this site. Imagine if all conservative blogs/websites offered a section (it could be programmed to detect your general location, like google ads), and it would show your current critter's rating, and offer up possible alternatives. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July Don't think that is the way it is trending. My "non-political" friends that were pro Trump are turning against him now because of the dysfunction.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 31, 2017 04:06 PM (0wem/)

384 I started this shit a couple months ago !!! I'm sorry, but I've got to throw the Winona flag on that and say who the fuck cares? Out with it or out with it!

Posted by: t-bird at July 31, 2017 04:06 PM (OBJWS)

385 Never forget, Dave Brat whipped Cantor and GOP Inc in the primary that cost Cantor his House seat.  Nobody gave Brat a chance, except the voters.   

Posted by: Born Free at July 31, 2017 04:06 PM (GOCJR)

386 If true, it would begin to explain much that has heretofore only been suspected. Posted by: doomed at July 31, 2017 09:05 PM (UW4Uc) ............ he was banging her? YUCKY !

Posted by: original jake at July 31, 2017 04:06 PM (6L6kG)

387 I'm just a regular Joe with a regular job I'm your average white suburbanite slob

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 31, 2017 04:06 PM (0mRoj)

388 382 Asshole Party 2018. (0) Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 31, 2017 09:05 PM (89T5c) https://youtu.be/wHNB8IHfHdU

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at July 31, 2017 04:06 PM (wavFx)

389 >>> Story is out now that DWS's IT guy had access to ALL members of Congress. Does that make sense to you? Why or why not?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 31, 2017 04:06 PM (RrhD2)

390 I use public toilets and I piss on the seat I walk around in the summertime sayin' How about this heat?

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 31, 2017 04:07 PM (0mRoj)

391 389 >>> Story is out now that DWS's IT guy had access to ALL members of Congress. Does that make sense to you? Why or why not? Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 31, 2017 09:06 PM (RrhD2) He was sleeping with ALL of them??? Wow, he really got around.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at July 31, 2017 04:07 PM (wavFx)

392 I would say many are dems, but campaign at the local as reblocans to get elected. Case in point, my father in law knows two judges that are dems but ran as republicans to get elected.

Posted by: Josh at July 31, 2017 04:07 PM (q8OQc)

393 I figured it was rigged after they 'voted' to repeal Obamacare for the 41st time......

Posted by: original jake at July 31, 2017 04:07 PM (6L6kG)

394 And even if they continued to stonewall and wait for the next President to revoke all those waivers, I'm not so sure that the next President would really want to be the one who unilaterally put that yoke back onto every American's shoulders... Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 31, 2017 09:01 PM (3YxFh) ======= I can see that scenario. He is already naming and shaming, although Collins, Murkowski and McCain don't care even a little bit. It will take him calling and actively working for primary challenges for 2018 and 2020 if they don't get something done, pronto.

Posted by: GOULD [/I] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 31, 2017 04:07 PM (hlBSg)

395 Story is out now that DWS's IT guy had access to ALL members of Congress. How about Chief Justice John Roberts?

Posted by: t-bird at July 31, 2017 04:08 PM (OBJWS)

396 >>>I'm sorry, but I've got to throw the Winona flag on that ***dives to keep flag from touching the ground, hoists aloft*** WINONA!!!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 31, 2017 04:08 PM (RrhD2)

397 382 Asshole Party 2018. (0) Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 31, 2017 09:05 PM (89T5c) That's the Gaping Asshole Party symbol.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 31, 2017 04:08 PM (0mRoj)

398 "Honest question ... why ain't more of you Assholes too ?" More hole, less ass.

Posted by: Hope Solo at July 31, 2017 04:08 PM (/qEW2)

399 I am sure it is some "investment bank" that will benefit from GOPe policies.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 31, 2017 04:08 PM (PUmDY)

400 If true, it would begin to explain much that has heretofore only been suspected.

Posted by: doomed at July 31, 2017 09:05 PM (UW4Uc)


Not really.  I haven't seen the story yet but there's no way he had access to all the Member's documents.  Email, maybe, but it would be trivial to pull them up from audit logs and they would have known that too.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 31, 2017 04:08 PM (mNQwG)

401 ey are going to *hate* it when that anger they've been so-far successfully aiming at Democrats gets turned on *them*. I say primary the hell out of the existing "leadership" and get new folks in charge who understand how thin the thread that holds the Sword of Damocles is. Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 31, 2017 09:05 PM People have been mad at them before. People have said they would not vote for them before. They have a reelection rate somewhere around 90%

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 31, 2017 04:09 PM (IqV8l)

402 I can see that scenario. He is already naming and shaming, although Collins, Murkowski and McCain don't care even a little bit. It will take him calling and actively working for primary challenges for 2018 and 2020 if they don't get something done, pronto. Posted by: GOULD at July 31, 2017 09:07 PM (hlBSg) Psh. McCain couldn't care less now - I'm guessing his diagnosis isn't great, probably won't run again (though, I wouldn't bet on it). For the other two, I'm guessing that they know that their voters are probably ok with O-Care because INSURANCE FOR THE POOR! (AK and ME).

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at July 31, 2017 04:10 PM (wavFx)

403 Story is out now that DWS's IT guy had access to ALL members of Congress.

Does that make sense to you? Why or why not?
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It does not make sense to me.

However, paying a guy who worked at McDonalds as an IT person for six figures also does not make sense.

That being said, it might be easy to hack the congressional infrastructure once your'e inside of it. Which the Awans were.

Hell, all of their personal passwords might be "123password" for all we know.

Posted by: shibumi at July 31, 2017 04:10 PM (aT+Bx)

404 You must vote for the R because the D is so much worse. Yeah. It's a gambit, like in chess. Or a sales pitch when you're about to walk. They don't believe it themselves. If you said fuckit, you are done, I'm voting for the D, they wouldn't be concerned that the country will fall into some abyss from which it can't recover. They'll be concerned that their turn at the trough will be yanked, and they'll have to start work at a "think tank" until the tide changes. It was a binary choice last Nov. and I couldn't abide not voting against such as Hellary, lest she be rewarded for her life choices. But there are no illusions to be had that a GOP government could govern as Republicans campaign. That bloom was off the rose when Thad Cockring won because of walking around money courtesy of Barbour and Co, against a conservative choice. Or when that bint in Alaska won as an independent against a conservative thanks to shit-tons of outside money most independents can only dream of. That bloom was off the rose when that POS from Texas who lost his gig due to the K Street scandal (who immediately got a job on K Street) said they'd have to get to the new conservatives in the House and "Co-opt" them before Jim DeMint did. Or when the Speaker of the House refused to support his party's candidate during the campaign last Nov., so sure he was that Trump would lose that he didn't bother to craft even the shell of a repeal bill that his party was promising to repeal on Day One. Republicans; the party you vote for when you want socialism to come in little increments instead of big chunks.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 31, 2017 04:10 PM (z79tQ)

405 Hell, all of their personal passwords might be "123password" for all we know. Posted by: shibumi at July 31, 2017 09:10 PM (aT+Bx) Great, now I'm going to have to change the combination on my luggage...

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at July 31, 2017 04:10 PM (wavFx)

406 Well, maybe you're right, Gould. It just occurred to me that the next President would have "more flexibility" after being reelected.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 31, 2017 04:10 PM (3YxFh)

407 2016 was called the "Flight 93" election because the voters figured there was nothing to lose by trying the unknown. Congress-critters aren't there yet psychologically. They WORRY about their voters primarying them. But they FEAR the Dems. Until that is reversed we are going to have paralysis.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at July 31, 2017 04:11 PM (JyFLk)

408 Wow, he really got around.

Maybe he got bugged driving up and down the same old strip.

Posted by: Mike Love at July 31, 2017 04:11 PM (Kkv+D)

409 The GOP is worse than the Democrats because at least the Democrats are mostly honest with the people they represent about who they are and what agenda they want to pass. Fuck the GOP. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 08:04 PM (2qHjF) I don't believe the dems are honest with their peepst. They lie about their true agenda all the time. They'll never tell voters the goal of Ocare was single payer, they'll never admit they want the confiscation of all private firearms, or the mainstreaming of pedophilia, and a million other things.

Posted by: JuJuBee at July 31, 2017 04:11 PM (2NqXo)

410 So, Cantor is now a market savant? I wonder how he gets paid.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 31, 2017 04:11 PM (PUmDY)

411 People have been mad at them before. People have said they would not vote for them before. They have a reelection rate somewhere around 90% Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 31, 2017 09:09 PM (IqV8l) True, but people did the unthinkable and elected Trump President, so there's a possibility.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 31, 2017 04:11 PM (17QyB)

412 Not intimately familiar with House IT administration, but it would make sense that, at some senior level, there might be some technocrats with (potential) access to all member's systems.  I mean the folks who run the "house.gov" system as a whole.  But that's just speculation.  Access for any particular member's office staff to the emails of other members?  Hard to imagine that makes any sense.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 31, 2017 04:11 PM (QDnY+)

413 405 Hell, all of their personal passwords might be "123password" for all we know. Posted by: shibumi at July 31, 2017 09:10 PM (aT+Bx) Great, now I'm going to have to change the combination on my luggage... Posted by: DoublySymmetric at July 31, 2017 09:10 PM (wavFx) You have alphanumeric keypads on your luggage? Didnt know there was such a thing.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 31, 2017 04:11 PM (0mRoj)

414 Last Year's Socialism Instead of Next Year's!

Posted by: Republicans in 2018! at July 31, 2017 04:11 PM (OBJWS)

415 Fox says he obtained access to all House emails and sold them to foreign agents.

Posted by: doomed at July 31, 2017 04:12 PM (UW4Uc)

416 >>>Story is out now that DWS's IT guy had access to ALL members of Congress. Ah. So Debbie wasn't smitten by some rough, swarthy Paki after all. The Dems hired him for their own OPM hack in order to get some "leverage" over the GOP.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 04:12 PM (/qEW2)

417 i know who said it. Thomas Jefferson! He said everything.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 31, 2017 04:12 PM (V2Yro)

418 413 405 Hell, all of their personal passwords might be "123password" for all we know. Posted by: shibumi at July 31, 2017 09:10 PM (aT+Bx) Great, now I'm going to have to change the combination on my luggage... Posted by: DoublySymmetric at July 31, 2017 09:10 PM (wavFx) You have alphanumeric keypads on your luggage? Didnt know there was such a thing. Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 31, 2017 09:11 PM (0mRoj) It is an impressive lock... No, just having Spaceballs quotes flood my head since so many here are talking about being assholes...

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at July 31, 2017 04:13 PM (wavFx)

419 382 Asshole Party 2018. (0) Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 31, 2017 09:05 PM (89T5c) There you go. And the party symbol should be a helicopter.

Posted by: rickl at July 31, 2017 04:13 PM (sdi6R)

420 384 I started this shit a couple months ago !!! I'm sorry, but I've got to throw the Winona flag on that and say who the fuck cares? Out with it or out with it! Posted by: t-bird at July 31, 2017 09:06 PM (OBJWS Fair enough ... ... if you'll go back into the Day Threads ... I said that shit. Made it up myself. Would usually call it ScoggDog's Maxim. I thought the little game I played was funny for a few reasons ... 1 - Nobody pays attention to a damn thing I say, so nobody recognized it. 2 - People attributed it to dudes way more respectable that me. 3 - It's why I argue with most people here most of the time. I tried to get a couple COBs to drop it. Really wanted GorillaPundit to throw it up. But - no. Yet - my Inner Asshole was really amused with the entire situation. And it's true. Any Power given the State will turn against the Citizen.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 04:14 PM (fiGNd)

421 They WORRY about their voters primarying them. But they FEAR the Dems. Until that is reversed we are going to have paralysis.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at July 31, 2017 09:11 PM (JyFLk)

That's pretty much it in a nutshell.  They simply don't fear us.

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2017 04:14 PM (EgOr3)

422 Ah. So Debbie wasn't smitten by some rough, swarthy Paki after all. The Dems hired him for their own OPM hack in order to get some "leverage" over the GOP.
----

There you go.

1. DWS hires Awan so he can get GOP info to DNC.
2. Awan then sells everything to Muslim Brotherhood etc.
3. DWS knows that Awan selling info to the bad guy, but keeps paying him, because she hired him to do illegal things in regards to the GOP.

I'd buy that. 

Posted by: shibumi at July 31, 2017 04:14 PM (aT+Bx)

423 We only lied to you about not being thieves...

Posted by: Congressman Danny Ocean (R) at July 31, 2017 04:15 PM (OBJWS)

424 So, Cantor is now a market savant? I wonder how he gets paid. Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 31, 2017 09:11 PM (PUmDY) Gold!!!

Posted by: G. Gordon [/i][/u][/b][/s] at July 31, 2017 04:15 PM (gwPgz)

425 either he had access to individual members email by passwords or he had access to the entire system. I don't think there is a middle ground on this

Posted by: original jake at July 31, 2017 04:15 PM (6L6kG)

426 These people usually have homes in their home districts, so how about some of them suddenly catch fire and burn to the ground with big signs out front saying repeal or else... They should get the point at that point...don't you think? Maybe...they couldn't be that stupid...could they?

Posted by: southdakotaboy at July 31, 2017 04:15 PM (duxy4)

427 409 I don't believe the dems are honest with their peepst. They lie about their true agenda all the time. They'll never tell voters the goal of Ocare was single payer, they'll never admit they want the confiscation of all private firearms, or the mainstreaming of pedophilia, and a million other things. Posted by: JuJuBee at July 31, 2017 09:11 PM (2NqXo) No, but they certainly do tell their base that they deserve more free shit, and we'll take it from those people over there. The base eats that right up.

Posted by: rickl at July 31, 2017 04:15 PM (sdi6R)

428 389 >>> Story is out now that DWS's IT guy had access to ALL members of Congress. Does that make sense to you? Why or why not? Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 31, 2017 09:06 PM (RrhD2) Standard benefit package for all Pakistani nationals working IT for the federal government.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 31, 2017 04:16 PM (P/kVC)

429 Gould, Ellliott is one of my favorite deadpan reaction actors. He is up there with Grodin and Bateman, imo. I know, redundant, also Arkin

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 31, 2017 04:17 PM (PUmDY)

430 Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 09:14 PM (fiGNd) Are you a regular here? *runs for exit*

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at July 31, 2017 04:17 PM (gwPgz)

431 Fair enough ... Thank you. I am hinged once again.

Posted by: t-bird at July 31, 2017 04:17 PM (OBJWS)

432 And I would have gotten away with it, if it wasn't for you pesky ... ... people who never read anything longer than a paragraph. I weep for all my song parodies. My "Little Johnny" jokes. My prepper advice. All like tears ... in . rain.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 04:18 PM (fiGNd)

433 >>  However, paying a guy who worked at McDonalds as an IT person for six figures also does not make sense.

I have, except for the 6-figures part (it came out to about $60k/yr). In a Top Secret facility. Unboxed and deployed a hundred $15,000 printers. Took 3 hours to train him. He parlayed it into an apprenticeship at that facility and now makes 5x what I do as a welder with a security clearance.


>> That being said, it might be easy to hack the congressional infrastructure once your'e inside of it. Which the Awans were.

To believe that is just fucking insane.


Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 31, 2017 04:18 PM (mNQwG)

434 Squirrels, not lions.
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We're an army of squirrels led by asses!

Posted by: neocon foot soldier at July 31, 2017 04:18 PM (nlbfN)

435 422 Ah. So Debbie wasn't smitten by some rough, swarthy Paki after all. The Dems hired him for their own OPM hack in order to get some "leverage" over the GOP.
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There you go.

1. DWS hires Awan so he can get GOP info to DNC.
2. Awan then sells everything to Muslim Brotherhood etc.
3. DWS knows that Awan selling info to the bad guy, but keeps paying him, because she hired him to do illegal things in regards to the GOP.

I'd buy that.

Posted by: shibumi at July 31, 2017 09:14 PM (aT+Bx)


DWS did so as an agent of the Clintons.

Posted by: davidt at July 31, 2017 04:18 PM (XoldI)

436 Point one.  Dems do NOT run honestly for federal seats - not outside the coasts (and even the bluest parts of some "blue" states).  What used to be called "mountain West Democrats," in particular.  They run as center-right Republicans, in many cases.

Even as select western states have changed (CO, NV), outside the bluest urban areas or university towns, find me a Dem who runs as anything remotely similar to a CA urban Dem or a NY or PA or New England urban Dem.  Nope.

They did is in the south, for a while, as the older, truly conservative southern Dems retired out.  But that didn't work for long.

Jeebus, folks, look at Obama's 2008 campaign, to the extent there was one.  His "positions" were center-right on many hot-button topics.  Of course not remotely reflecting his inclinations or future actions.  I assume this ludicrous dissembling was to allow Rust Belt sorts to vote for him - though a serious lack of civic sense and smarts is required to be fooled by such an amateur and transparent bunch of b.s.


Posted by: rhomboid at July 31, 2017 04:18 PM (QDnY+)

437 https://youtu.be/7vzESQbU9tA

Posted by: doomed at July 31, 2017 04:19 PM (UW4Uc)

438 Don't think that is the way it is trending. My "non-political" friends that were pro Trump are turning against him now because of the dysfunction. Posted by: yankeefifth Don't bring me down, man. The only dysfunction I can see is the MSM, and the shenanigans by Democrats and pseudo-Republicans. Pull them AWAY from the TV.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 04:19 PM (/qEW2)

439 266: " Trump isn't getting a lot ink for what he has done but his killing of TPP and promise to renegotiate or walk away from NAFTA as well as his positioning with the EU has got to be making them wet themselves." Throw in Trump's resistance to an insane proxy war with Russia over Syria, and the only question is why this increasingly illegitimate cabal hasn't murdered him. Either (a) they are stupid enough to believe a coup under a patina of law will work, or (b) are scared shitless of Trump's heavily armed supporters. It's likely some of both.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at July 31, 2017 04:20 PM (J9eoo)

440 My "Little Johnny" jokes. If it was you who told the "No, it was by minding his own fucking business!" one, I forwarded that one. I even remember it, which is rare.

Posted by: t-bird at July 31, 2017 04:20 PM (OBJWS)

441 I know my State Rep and State Senator personally. My Congressman is Louie Gohmert and I know him personally. Senator Ted Cruz, I know personally. That's about it for people I trust. Any other money appeals I receive will get a rude answer.

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2017 04:20 PM (zLDYs)

442 I don't believe the dems are honest with their peepst. They lie about their true agenda all the time. They'll never tell voters the goal of Ocare was single payer, they'll never admit they want the confiscation of all private firearms, or the mainstreaming of pedophilia, and a million other things. Posted by: JuJuBee at July 31, 2017 09:11 PM (2NqXo) ======= A lot of them are out and proud about their agenda. Keith Ellison has said there is plenty of money here, the Government just doesn't have it.....left unsaid.....yet. Maxine Waters. Pelosi. Scankles. The entire Congressional Black Caucus. Al Franken. The list goes on. They are not hiding it and they are not subtle about it.

Posted by: GOULD [/I] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 31, 2017 04:20 PM (hlBSg)

443 *runs for exit* Posted by: Hrothgar at July 31, 2017 09:17 PM (gwPgz) No No No ... ... ALEX is the one you run for the exit from. I'm the one that gets banned about once a year. I'm about due.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 04:21 PM (fiGNd)

444 #432 tl; dr

Posted by: andycanuck at July 31, 2017 04:21 PM (nlbfN)

445 412 Not intimately familiar with House IT administration, but it would make sense that, at some senior level, there might be some technocrats with (potential) access to all member's systems. I mean the folks who run the "house.gov" system as a whole. But that's just speculation. Access for any particular member's office staff to the emails of other members? Hard to imagine that makes any sense. Posted by: rhomboid at July 31, 2017 09:11 PM (QDnY+) simpler.... Senator: I can't get email and my staff member says he can fix it, he needs Admin access to the email server, to fix my problems... make it happen... Low Level Congress IT guy: Yes Senator....

Posted by: Don Q. at July 31, 2017 04:21 PM (NgKpN)

446 329 Grammatical question: Is it For Fuck's sake or is it For Fucks sake.


I want my obscenities to be proper English.

Posted by: LGoPs at July 31, 2017 08:50 PM (bb4ns)

++++

C. For Fucks' sake.

That is, for the sake of many fucks.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 31, 2017 04:22 PM (pvjTE)

447
To believe that is just fucking insane.
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Maybe some emailed him a master file of passwords.

Or he sent out a email to everyone saying "I need to do an infrastructure update, please send me your password."

Who knows? Just throwing some ideas out there.

Posted by: shibumi at July 31, 2017 04:22 PM (aT+Bx)

448 "To believe that is just fucking insane." It may not be true, but it's certainly not beyond the realm of possibility. In fact, given our government's performance over the past few years, I'd say it's likely that Awan had access to all congressional emails and sold the shit out of them.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 31, 2017 04:22 PM (398bZ)

449 Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2017 09:20 PM (zLDYs) You are one lucky American!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at July 31, 2017 04:23 PM (gwPgz)

450 1. DWS hires Awan so he can get GOP info to DNC. 2. Awan then sells everything to Muslim Brotherhood etc. 3. DWS knows that Awan selling info to the bad guy, but keeps paying him, because she hired him to do illegal things in regards to the GOP. ==== Q: But why did she hire these particular bozos to get the whole thing started? They don't seem to be very good at the hi-tech spy-vs-spy stuff.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at July 31, 2017 04:23 PM (OVUYQ)

451 If it was you who told the "No, it was by minding his own fucking business!" one, I forwarded that one. I even remember it, which is rare. Posted by: t-bird at July 31, 2017 09:20 PM (OBJWS) Yeah - that one was me. One of my favorites - if there's a "You 'ought to do such and such" in the room. Which - you know - is every fucking room.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 04:23 PM (fiGNd)

452 448 "To believe that is just fucking insane." It may not be true, but it's certainly not beyond the realm of possibility. In fact, given our government's performance over the past few years, I'd say it's likely that Awan had access to all congressional emails and sold the shit out of them. Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 31, 2017 09:22 PM (398bZ) Internet security, how does it work?!

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at July 31, 2017 04:23 PM (wavFx)

453 412 Not intimately familiar with House IT administration, but it would make sense that, at some senior level, there might be some technocrats with (potential) access to all member's systems.

HIR.  House Information Resources.

And the NSA.


Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 31, 2017 04:23 PM (mNQwG)

454 DWS has no way out.  She'll either suicide or be suicided, if that's a verb.

Posted by: doomed at July 31, 2017 04:23 PM (UW4Uc)

455 govt spen what $500M on the Obama care web site. sooper smart techies there...

Posted by: original jake at July 31, 2017 04:23 PM (6L6kG)

456 Senator Paul has long advocated for Association Health Plans (AHPs) or plans that would allow small businesses and individuals to group together across state lines through their membership in a trade or professional association to purchase health coverage for their families and employees at a lower cost. In addition, Pauls plan would allow individuals to pool together through any organization across state lines to purchase health insurance. Trump can also reform Medicaid by approving state waivers allowing states to implement work requirements, drug testing, and apply monthly premiums to reduce the cost of the government health insurance program. Go for it Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 31, 2017 08:20 PM (SjImc) Many moons ago* back in my Usenet days I asked why this wasn't a thing. Let churches or schools or benevolent societies group together to buy health insurance plans for their members. I was told it was illegal. I didn't think to ask chapter and verse what prohibited it but IIRC it was a libertarian lawyer who told me this so I believed him. It absolutely blew my mind that it was against the law for a group of people not in a commercial relationship to negotiate for and purchase a group health insurance plan.

Posted by: J. Random Dude at July 31, 2017 04:24 PM (C9lNt)

457 Q: But why did she hire these particular bozos to get the whole thing started? They don't seem to be very good at the hi-tech spy-vs-spy stuff.
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THAT is an excellent question.

And remember, they have been at the job for 13 years. 

Posted by: shibumi at July 31, 2017 04:24 PM (aT+Bx)

458 Whoops I forgot the * this phrase annoys some SJW's so screwem.

Posted by: J. Random Dude at July 31, 2017 04:24 PM (C9lNt)

459 453 412 Not intimately familiar with House IT administration, but it would make sense that, at some senior level, there might be some technocrats with (potential) access to all member's systems. HIR. House Information Resources. And the NSA. Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 31, 2017 09:23 PM (mNQwG) Actually.... I could see how to make sure STAFF was on the same system, individual Senators or Congress Critter staff would have admin Access to the Mail store... so they could make Staff email accounts and such... and once you have admin access to the mail store.... its open to you...

Posted by: Don Q. at July 31, 2017 04:25 PM (NgKpN)

460 458 Whoops I forgot the * this phrase annoys some SJW's so screwem. Posted by: J. Random Dude at July 31, 2017 09:24 PM (C9lNt) Just point out that you're just as Indian (feather, not dot) as Senator Warren.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at July 31, 2017 04:26 PM (wavFx)

461 452 Internet security, how does it work?! Posted by: DoublySymmetric at July 31, 2017 09:23 PM (wavFx) My password is "drowssap". They'll never guess that one.

Posted by: rickl at July 31, 2017 04:26 PM (sdi6R)

462 Any Power given the State will turn against the Citizen. Posted by: ScoggDog And yet the citizens can't resist the siren song of the government magically "solving" all their problems. Bernie's sweet voice has luring millennial sailors onto the rocks.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 04:26 PM (/qEW2)

463 By her husband, prob.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 31, 2017 04:27 PM (PUmDY)

464 so, anyone know where the fresh goats are at?

Posted by: Mohamed Mohamed at July 31, 2017 04:27 PM (6L6kG)

465 My password is "drowssap". They'll never guess that one. Posted by: rickl at July 31, 2017 09:26 PM (sdi6R) Fresh from the Underdark

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 31, 2017 04:27 PM (0mRoj)

466 And yet the citizens can't resist the siren song of the government magically "solving" all their problems" "We want a king"!

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 31, 2017 04:27 PM (MINbv)

467 Imagine a commercial for an Air Delivery package service. In the scene a company is looking for ways to cut costs to pad the bottom line. A guy at the back of the table says "We could ship our products using Fed oops, Brand X and save 20%". Is seemingly ignored until.. An up and coming big cheese mid-table, with good suit and faux salt and pepper hair says the exact same thing and the table applauds. That first guy has a name. ScoggDog

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 31, 2017 04:27 PM (z79tQ)

468 Point Two.  O-care already contains within it massive, unprecedented discretion for the secretary of HHS to change or waive things.  That was just one of its features that makes it the monument to unaccountable, un-American, unconstitutional abdication to an administrative state that is.

Trump doesn't need EOs for lots of key things.  Obviously all the waivers can be cancelled.  But there is a lot more that Price can do with no more power than his office was already granted by the law itself.

Which is why I have been saying that Price should have already been taking some dramatic steps, as confidence-building measures, as part of the (barely mentioned, much less strongly pushed) "phased" repeal approach.  He didn't/doesn't need to wait for a "skinny repeal" or space alien landings to do lots to unravel the worst parts of O-care.

 

Posted by: rhomboid at July 31, 2017 04:27 PM (QDnY+)

469 if trannies in the military meant my uber driver was less likely to be a tranny that would be one thing


Posted by: happyfeet at July 31, 2017 04:27 PM (mLfQi)

470 404: "That bloom was off the rose when Thad Cockring won because of walking around money courtesy of Barbour and Co, against a conservative choice. Or when that bint in Alaska won as an independent against a conservative thanks to shit-tons of outside money most independents can only dream of. That bloom was off the rose when that POS from Texas who lost his gig due to the K Street scandal (who immediately got a job on K Street) said they'd have to get to the new conservatives in the House and "Co-opt" them before Jim DeMint did. Or when the Speaker of the House refused to support his party's candidate during the campaign last Nov., so sure he was that Trump would lose that he didn't bother to craft even the shell of a repeal bill that his party was promising to repeal on Day One." Fine rant. The Republican Party's Suez Moment, though, came when it failed to repeal Obamacare due to Establishment fave Sen. McCain. Trump pretty well can whip out his schlong and demand any GOP MoC or Senator suck it now without embarrassment (which assumes he ever would have felt such an emotion).

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at July 31, 2017 04:28 PM (J9eoo)

471 I wouldn't be surprised if the procurement process in Congress is as corrupt as the politicians who dwell there, but, even with that assumption, it sure seems like someone would have raised a flag on this IT arrangement unless there was a lot of money changing hands! There have been a few cases of Arkanacide lately though I'm sure that was sheer coincidence!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at July 31, 2017 04:28 PM (gwPgz)

472 "I mean the folks who run the "house.gov" system as a whole. But that's just speculation."

When I was there "house.gov" was just email.  No Members logged into a house.gov domain, everybody had their own domain controllers with their own domains VPN'd to their district offices.  Every House Member has an annual IT budget for this left for them to spend it on whatever they want.  I don't doubt the procurement business these guys started - when I was there every December was shocking with every House office replacing everything sparing no expense.  Whatever they spent became next years budget allocation.  If the spent less than last year then that budget got cut.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 31, 2017 04:28 PM (mNQwG)

473 I like the part where the secret Sith Lord was using his position as beloved benign chancellor to create chaos, then used that chaos as an excuse to vaunt to power as Emperor.

Heh. Such clever fiction. 

Posted by: idiot Democrats who know SW refs and so are smarter than you at July 31, 2017 04:29 PM (UW4Uc)

474 Posted by: rhomboid at July 31, 2017 09:18 PM (QDnY+) Democrats know their candidates are lying to bring in the center and think of that as smart. They knew Obama was going to "evolve" his way to gay marriage and the rest, and just waited. They knew O had to do this to get elected. In Republican-land congress-critters raise a façade of being conservative that doesn't match their actions. They don't do this just to get elected. They do it for their entire careers. They have no end game of winning for the conservative cause. They don't care about that.

Posted by: Meremortal at July 31, 2017 04:29 PM (3myMJ)

475 Internet security, how does it work?! -------------------- Open up your remote desktop app, and My IT Security company will set that right up for you. And if you don't mind, we would like to send you some money to hold for us until we can get a minor banking detail sorted out. Does that seem fair to you?

Posted by: Motumbo, Prince of Nigeria at July 31, 2017 04:30 PM (m9X4Y)

476 "449 Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2017 09:20 PM (zLDYs) You are one lucky American!" Heh, he's not the only one here.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 31, 2017 04:30 PM (V2Yro)

477 Cowboys Jerry Jones to Players: Stand For the Anthem or Youre Off the Team Weasel Zippeers Amen...Preach it Jerry

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 31, 2017 04:31 PM (SjImc)

478 475 Internet security, how does it work?! -------------------- Open up your remote desktop app, and My IT Security company will set that right up for you. And if you don't mind, we would like to send you some money to hold for us until we can get a minor banking detail sorted out. Does that seem fair to you? Posted by: Motumbo, Prince of Nigeria at July 31, 2017 09:30 PM (m9X4Y) Yeah, we definitely received a call from Microsoft that your computer had a virus. We'll fix that right up for you!

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at July 31, 2017 04:32 PM (wavFx)

479 Well I'm certainly not giving Weakly Slandered another chance, so I could give a fuck what anyone there thinks.
 
The same goes for Redstate, where an article there yesterday? announced that they were glad that Rinsed Penis was fired, because...
 
He helped Trump get elected.
 
The #nevertrump Force is strong with that one.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at July 31, 2017 04:33 PM (6jaju)

480 There is a very cool song by Robbie Robertson about One Eyed Jack and the King with the Axe. I like card songs bigly.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 31, 2017 04:33 PM (PUmDY)

481 477 Cowboys Jerry Jones to Players: Stand For the Anthem or Youre Off the Team Weasel Zippeers Amen...Preach it Jerry Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 31, 2017 09:31 PM (SjImc) Turns out that Jerry likes making money off of his investment (almost as much as he likes winning)! Who knew?!

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at July 31, 2017 04:33 PM (wavFx)

482 "Maybe some emailed him a master file of passwords."

He wouldn't need it.  All it takes is for a user account to be added to the Exchange Admins groups and you can open any mailbox you want.  Of course all of that is logged and available for audit.  Doing so without a good reason is several felonies.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 31, 2017 04:34 PM (mNQwG)

483 "That bloom was off the rose when Thad Cockring won because of walking around money courtesy of Barbour and Co, against a conservative choice."

"Walkin'-round money" collected and sent south by the McConnell machine, to the Barbour Shop, and then disbursed by the Barbours to persons who are normally Democratic street operatives, to rally Democratic primary voters to vote illegally in the runoff.

Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party powers, activate!!!

Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2017 04:34 PM (ujwCG)

484 Posted by: GnuBreed at July 31, 2017 09:33 PM (6jaju) Well, the GOPe (RNC branch) did get behind Trump and did work their tail off in their GOTV on behalf of Trump - showing loyalty, getting rewarded (Reince and Spicer). The GOPe (congress branch, i.e. McCain, McConnell, etc.) mostly didn't. Factions among factions among factions... Still, they're all terrible.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at July 31, 2017 04:36 PM (wavFx)

485 and once you have admin access to the mail store.... its open to you...

Posted by: Don Q. at July 31, 2017 09:25 PM (NgKpN)


Yes, except every single access attempt from every single IP address is logged with various alerts set up to immediately notify unusual behavior.



Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 31, 2017 04:36 PM (mNQwG)

486 Huge collision (not collusion) by White Sox players. Knee to the head.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 31, 2017 04:36 PM (nlbfN)

487 Jeff Flake's new book is excerpted on Politico. He's upset that the Republicans didn't work with Obama to get things done. And apparently achieving "long-held policy goals" under Trump would be a "Pyrrhic victory" because somehow our principles, institutions, and values would all be tarnished by "policy victories" achieved while holding the White House and a "Congressional hegemony" under Literally Hitler. Absolutely jaw-dropping.

Posted by: JuJuBee at July 31, 2017 04:36 PM (2NqXo)

488 Shaun Litany has been doing his usual drumbeat of all the Democrat scandals that the Media is ignoring, not getting that beyond his several million viewers and listeners, the vast majority of people have no idea what's going on.

Posted by: cm9000 at July 31, 2017 04:37 PM (C06tc)

489 *wanders in* Here. A puzzle for the Horde to solve. http://bit.ly/2hhKtNU What could it be? *wanders out*

Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at July 31, 2017 04:37 PM (dEQP3)

490 Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party powers, activate!!! Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2017 09:34 PM (ujwCG) Fusion GPS - the name of the company at the center of the Russia investigation!! Coincidence? I THINK NOT!

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at July 31, 2017 04:38 PM (wavFx)

491 Meremortal - correct.

I was just trying to explain that - like so, so, so many little "truisms" that get so so so much mileage around here - this idea that Dems don't conceal their true nature is incorrect.  Very much so.

Of course the worst nutcases from the most retarded districts and states don't conceal their nature.  But for many parts of the country, Dem mainstream politics would be death.

There are far fewer of these false-flag Dems then there were even 10 years ago (O-care itself cleaned out of a lot of them, this was part of the "wave" GOP victories in 2010 and 2014).  But those people campaigned, always, as very centrist, at worst.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 31, 2017 04:38 PM (QDnY+)

492 Found it, off Storyville... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JMq6g6bMuq0

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 31, 2017 04:39 PM (PUmDY)

493 489 *wanders in* Here. A puzzle for the Horde to solve. http://bit.ly/2hhKtNU What could it be? *wanders out* Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at July 31, 2017 09:37 PM (dEQP3) Either weapons-grade trolling or weapons-grade obliviousness.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 31, 2017 04:39 PM (0mRoj)

494 PRIMARY ALL THE BASTARDS. REPEAL AND REPLACE THE GOP.

Posted by: jbspry at July 31, 2017 04:39 PM (QGbEp)

495 Absolutely jaw-dropping. Posted by: JuJuBee at July 31, 2017 09:36 PM (2NqXo) So, we can't do the right things because the wrong guy will get credit. Yep, that's them alright.

Posted by: Meremortal at July 31, 2017 04:40 PM (3myMJ)

496 What could it be? *wanders out* Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at July 31, 2017 09:37 PM (dEQP3) Very interesting in the way that sign is worded. Did she bother looking at it after she wrote it?

Posted by: the guy across the street at July 31, 2017 04:40 PM (sf2BM)

497 Cosmic Charlie - that would be "Go back to your woods" off the Storyville album.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at July 31, 2017 04:40 PM (JyFLk)

498 "Walkin'-round money" collected and sent south by the McConnell machine, to the Barbour Shop, and then disbursed by the Barbours to persons who are normally Democratic street operatives, to rally Democratic primary voters to vote illegally in the runoff. Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party powers, activate!!! Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2017 09:34 PM (ujwCG) Yeah. I ranted long by my standards, but the rabbit hole is deep and brevity. The Horde recalls, usually better than I, so only an allusion to a topic is needed.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 31, 2017 04:41 PM (z79tQ)

499 The same goes for Redstate, where an article there yesterday? announced that they were glad that Rinsed Penis was fired, because... He helped Trump get elected. The #nevertrump Force is strong with that one. Posted by: GnuBreed at July 31, 2017 09:33 PM (6jaju) ======= That butterball RINO GOPe fuck Erickson shot himself in the nads when he uninvited Trump to the Red State conference during the primaries. He wanted to be a King maker and now will only be a little listened to slightly right of center radio host for afternoon drive time. My fondest wish is for Salem to shit can him and give an Eric Von Hossler type the spot. Still not pro trump, but at lease not a Never Trumper.

Posted by: GOULD [/I] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 31, 2017 04:41 PM (hlBSg)

500 Cowboys Jerry Jones to Players: Stand For the Anthem or You're Off the Team What is it about a billion dollars that makes a man say fuck the media? (I'd sure like to find out, by the way)

Posted by: t-bird at July 31, 2017 04:42 PM (pszv/)

501 Posted by: rhomboid at July 31, 2017 09:38 PM (QDnY+) Agreed.

Posted by: Meremortal at July 31, 2017 04:43 PM (3myMJ)

502 Puzzle? Mixed Fonts. You don't do mixed fonts like that to make a pubic satement.

Posted by: Motumbo, Prince of Nigeria at July 31, 2017 04:43 PM (m9X4Y)

503 It's not just lefty Dems campaigning as 'centrist', it's also the msm always labeling them as 'centrist', and conservatives as 'extreme' or 'far right'.

Posted by: davidt at July 31, 2017 04:44 PM (XoldI)

504 Absolutely jaw-dropping. _______________ Saw the (faux) "conservative" Flake lamenting American voters' horrible "nativism" earlier. What a loathsome loser he is. How dare Americans think that their country should be for them! Don't those rubes know that everybody on the planet has the right to be an American, and to be supported by American taxpayers? And what is this silliness over antiquated notions like sovereignty and national borders anyway? All the really cool and enlightened people know that The New One World Order is where it's at, right Jeffie?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 31, 2017 04:44 PM (gNgc6)

505 (59 Eric Canter. Eric Canter. Oh, I remember that douche bag. He was a singer for The Raspberries. "Hold me tight our love could live forever after tonight If you believe in what you're doing is right Close your eyes and be still " Such a romantic. Wrong. Eric Cantor was that big-eyed Yiddish comedian from those 1930's pre-code movies. "If you knew Nancy Like I know Nancy Ooh! Ooh! Ooh what a girl!"

Posted by: jbspry at July 31, 2017 04:45 PM (QGbEp)

506 My fondest wish is for Salem to shit can him and give an Eric Von Hossler type the spot. Still not pro trump, but at lease not a Never Trumper. Posted by: GOULD at July 31, 2017 09:41 PM (hlBSg) Is he on from 11am to 12pm on the weekdays? If so I laugh my ass off with that crew. Von Hossler does a fantastic job for sure.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 04:45 PM (2qHjF)

507 So, we can't do the right things because the wrong guy will get credit. Yep, that's them alright. Posted by: Meremortal at July 31, 2017 09:40 PM (3myMJ) :sigh: "It's amazing how much you can get done if you don't care who gets the credit" - Ronald Reagan

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 31, 2017 04:46 PM (17QyB)

508 Jeff Flake is a moral coward, there are many Republicans like him, Democrats not so much. Wonder why that is. Almost like one side is faking it.

Posted by: cm9000 at July 31, 2017 04:46 PM (C06tc)

509 499: "That butterball RINO GOPe fuck Erickson shot himself in the nads when he uninvited Trump to the Red State conference during the primaries." The scary part is pretty serious Republicans would suck up to that deranged, phony, fat fuck.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at July 31, 2017 04:47 PM (J9eoo)

510 "It's amazing how much you can get done if you don't care who gets the credit" - Ronald Reagan Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 31, 2017 09:46 PM (17QyB) Very true. It never ceases to amaze me how many people make this the top priority, putting the task at hand a distant second.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 31, 2017 04:47 PM (0mRoj)

511 Cantor. Bed fouler.

Posted by: Iwontsubmit at July 31, 2017 04:48 PM (122Gu)

512 489 *wanders in* Here. A puzzle for the Horde to solve. http://bit.ly/2hhKtNU What could it be? *wanders out* Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at July 31, 2017 09:37 PM (dEQP3) Heh. *waves*

Posted by: rickl at July 31, 2017 04:48 PM (sdi6R)

513 Is he on from 11am to 12pm on the weekdays? If so I laugh my ass off with that crew. Von Hossler does a fantastic job for sure. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 09:45 PM (2qHjF) ====== Yep. That's him.

Posted by: GOULD [/I] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 31, 2017 04:48 PM (hlBSg)

514 That first guy has a name. ScoggDog Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 31, 2017 09:27 PM (z79tQ) That has friggin' happened so many times in my career it ain't funny. Constant question from me, in meetings ... ... "What was it that HE said, other than what I said, different than HIM being in charge ?"

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 04:49 PM (fiGNd)

515 that solo lp he did with the Bo Deans was very good as well. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3u7UZPxu7H0

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 31, 2017 04:50 PM (PUmDY)

516 .. "What was it that HE said, other than what I said, different than HIM being in charge ?" Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 09:49 PM (fiGNd) Credit flows uphill. ...other stuff flows down.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at July 31, 2017 04:50 PM (wavFx)

517 There are far fewer of these false-flag Dems then there were even 10 years ago (O-care itself cleaned out of a lot of them, this was part of the "wave" GOP victories in 2010 and 2014). But those people campaigned, always, as very centrist, at worst. Posted by: rhomboid at July 31, 2017 09:38 PM (QDnY+) If one would pay attention, and the vast majority of the public doesn't, you could tell where a politician stood by where they stand. Literally. When a "moderate" or "centrist" dem is willing to stand next to the radicals of their party, behind them at a podium during a press conference, or next to the during a bill signing... Well, they just might not be that thing you think they are. That's one tell. But who parses pictures?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 31, 2017 04:52 PM (z79tQ)

518 493 Either weapons-grade trolling or weapons-grade obliviousness. Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 31, 2017 09:39 PM (0mRoj) I vote for Door #1. I have to think that some college kids have had their fill of SJW bullshit and are fighting back any way they can. I have to think that in order to get out of bed in the morning.

Posted by: rickl at July 31, 2017 04:52 PM (sdi6R)

519 that solo lp he did with the Bo Deans ---------- First time I've heard that name in 20 years.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 31, 2017 04:52 PM (OdK9v)

520 ... "What was it that HE said, other than what I said, different than HIM being in charge ?" Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 09:49 PM (fiGNd) According to the commercial I referenced the answer is "He did that thing with his hands."

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 31, 2017 04:53 PM (z79tQ)

521 Coming to the end of this thread, before the ONT. It really needs the festive décor of a dozen GOP Congressliars, doing the Mussolini Shuffle & Ankle Dance, with the added benefit of flamethrowers applied thereon. Or in other words, "A Damn Good Start." Put it on Pay Per View. I'd subscribe! /alternateuniverse Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 31, 2017 04:54 PM (v5iqM)

522 Stupid BUNTS -- they're not Black undergrads. Splitters.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 31, 2017 04:54 PM (nlbfN)

523 ONT

Posted by: tu3031 at July 31, 2017 04:54 PM (qJhUV)

524 Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 09:49 PM (fiGNd) Credit flows uphill. ...other stuff flows down. Posted by: DoublySymmetric at July 31, 2017 09:50 PM (wavFx) Yep. But the number of stupid fucks willing to eat that downhill flow raw, with a smile, is just stunning. And how much they resent an Asshole like me for not taking an equal bite is a hell of a thing to see.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 04:55 PM (fiGNd)

525 Insomniac, I can't decide which it is either. I'm leaning towards trolling but it's stupid enough to be real. Heh. *waves* Posted by: rickl at July 31, 2017 09:48 PM (sdi6R) *waves back*

Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at July 31, 2017 04:55 PM (dEQP3)

526 Bo Deans . . . one of those "we were so close, man" bands. Got some national exposure but couldn't maintain it.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at July 31, 2017 04:55 PM (JyFLk)

527 485 and once you have admin access to the mail store.... its open to you... Posted by: Don Q. at July 31, 2017 09:25 PM (NgKpN) Yes, except every single access attempt from every single IP address is logged with various alerts set up to immediately notify unusual behavior. Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 31, 2017 09:36 PM (mNQwG) 'Zactly. Sure as sysadmin I have access to everyone's everything but if I had a single other person's files or emails in MY possession, ie in a folder on my computer or stored on a flash drive, then I would really have to explain how/why or it's automatically assumed I am up to no good. Just because you have access it doesn't follow you would/should have possession.

Posted by: Lily (formerly fom HotAir now from AoSHQ) at July 31, 2017 04:56 PM (vfC/C)

528 Well, the GOPe (RNC branch) did get behind Trump and did work their tail off in their GOTV on behalf of Trump - showing loyalty, getting rewarded (Reince and Spicer). ------- A lot of fired-up Trump supporters. Most of the volunteer effort that I was a part of didn't give a crap about anyone than Trump. The RNC provided the infrastructure, but Trump released his supporter list to the RNC and they got flooded with colunteers.

Posted by: MAGA at July 31, 2017 05:01 PM (Tyk2V)

529 Yep. I am only a lurker on this site, but I used to blog at Sgtstryker.com, and plan to get back into it as I get closer to retirement. Maybe I'll send a resume to Ace for a COB position. I realize at age 63 that I need to find a way of getting a couple of million dollars, and my instincts tell me that this is the ticket.

Posted by: Radar at July 31, 2017 05:01 PM (EP5eC)

530 Any Power given the State will turn against the Citizen.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 09:14 PM (fiGNd)


Pft.  It was Cesare Beccaria, but Frederick Bastiat fleshed it out quite a bit.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2017 05:04 PM (mkDpn)

531 I! AM! AMERICAN BAD@$$!!" Also, Meadowlark brewing's Teddy Roosevelt, American Badass beer. Label with a bear driving an el camino 454 with teddy in a Evel Kenevil suit waving a sword

Posted by: free tibet, with purchase of equal or greater value tibet at July 31, 2017 05:18 PM (CL76w)

532 The two big divisions of how we view ourselves in connection to society is either as individualists or as collectivists. The people who seek elected office skew collectivist by an enormous margin, and even individualists who do get elected tend to become more collectivist simply by being in office.  Collectivists favor socialist policy. Socialist policy is leftist policy. Leftist policy is basically what they democrats are going for. Thus, it isn't really surprising that most of the elected Republicans are basically not all that different from democrats. Hayak pointed out there were socialists in every party. But I think it is also worth mentioning that as far as the representatives selected by each party, the odds of them being socialists approaches 100%.

Government fundamentally is restrictive. It can't give money without taking it. Law that grants liberty fundamentally doesn't exist. At most, you encounter law which proclaims they won't restrict certain liberties. Liberty itself does not come from the state. Worse is that when the government does nothing, that too is seen as an ill. When doing something is how we evaluate them working, and doing something favors some social good despite the loss to individuals, what else can happen but everyone end up becoming collectivist. Rather, the ones who do seem to fight for liberty are the odd-balls who tend to get elected in only a very few districts.

Posted by: DaveM at July 31, 2017 07:25 PM (FNtbC)

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