January 30, 2014

Henry Waxman To Retire, Saying He Wants to Spend More Time With Children, Frightening Them With His Monster-Face
— Ace

We discussed this dynamic on the podcast last night, not knowing another pig-faced shoe was about to drop. It's no fun to serve in the minority -- small staff, smaller offices, small influence -- and when it becomes clear that a party will not be capturing a house of Congress, some Congressmen decide to retire. Conversely, older Congressmen in a party in-power are more likely to stay on.

Politico reported late yesterday that Democrats had decided on a triage strategy-- they would abandon their quixotic efforts to seize control of the House in order to direct all resources to attempting to hold the Senate.

Democrats: Cede the House to save the Senate

With Democrats’ grasp on the Senate increasingly tenuous — and the House all but beyond reach — some top party donors and strategists are moving to do something in the midterm election as painful as it is coldblooded: Admit the House can’t be won and go all in to save the Senate.

Their calculation is uncomplicated. With only so much money to go around in an election year that is tilting the GOP’s way, Democrats need to concentrate resources on preserving the chamber they have now. Losing the Senate, they know, could doom whatever hopes Barack Obama has of salvaging the final years of his presidency.

The triage idea is taking hold in phone conversations among donors and in strategy sessions between party operatives. Even some of the people who have invested the most to get House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi back into the speaker’s chair are moving in that direction.

“There is no question that Democratic donors are shifting towards the Senate in 2014. They will continue to support Nancy, but everyone agrees that the emphasis is going to be on the Senate,” said Joe Cotchett, a prominent San Francisco trial attorney and friend of Pelosi’s who has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democratic Party candidates and causes. “When you see people like [longtime California Democratic Rep.] George Miller announcing that they are not running again, you know where the money will be going.”

And now the swinish brute Henry Waxman decides that after decades of doing his best to destroy American democracy, he too wants to spend more time with his K Street lobbyists.

“I just think it’s time to move on,” Waxman [said].

He specifically denies that he's dropping out of congress after nearly thirty years of, um, "service" due to the fact that Democrats have no chance of taking the House.

“I don’t accept the idea that Democrats won’t get the House back,” Waxman said. “I think that the Republicans have nothing to offer. They’re against everything. They’re against everything Obama wanted. They have no alternatives on health care policy. They have nothing to say, they have nothing to offer.”

But I can tell he's lying because he has a "tell." That tell is that he's Henry Waxman, three-decades-long Democratic Congressman from California.

More: @JohnEkdahl notices Freddoso's Conservative Intel noticing something.

On a related note, Waxman holds a D+11 district. But Waxman still had a rough time of it last cycle — practically nobody noticed, but he almost lost his seat. A wealthy candidate named Bill Bloomfield (a longtime-moderate-Republican-donor-turned-unaffiliated-voter) put $7.6 of his own money into an independent bid against Waxman and held him under 54 percent in the general election. Bloomfield has actually raised $75,000 already this cycle, but he might just be paying himself back some of the loans he made his campaign.

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1 ?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 30, 2014 08:24 AM (w3OHe)

2 Where did't go ?

Posted by: McCool at January 30, 2014 08:25 AM (nCSwS)

3 That guy has been there three decades. In that time, he bears 0.2% of the responsibility for $17 trillion in debt. That's $39 BILLION dollars. Fork it over, Henry.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 30, 2014 08:26 AM (659DL)

4 Reports saying 40 years, yes? First?

Posted by: pignose at January 30, 2014 08:27 AM (Wz1KE)

5 blah, blah, blah Wants to Spend More Time With Children *squirt!*

Posted by: Harry Reid at January 30, 2014 08:55 AM (FcR7P)

6 "They’re against everything Obama wanted."
Well at least they have that going for them.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 30, 2014 08:57 AM (F75MN)

7 Waxman probably landed a gig as a giant nostril model.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 30, 2014 08:57 AM (8ZskC)

8 "They’re against everything Obama wanted." Oh, don't I wish!

Posted by: blaster at January 30, 2014 08:57 AM (W6bkf)

9 Who will investigate adult professional athletes for their voluntary use of performance enhancing steroids?

Posted by: huerfano at January 30, 2014 08:58 AM (bAGA/)

10 Its a sham.  We won't have pig nose to kick around anymore.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at January 30, 2014 08:58 AM (T2V/1)

11 I have a feeling if you cut Henry Waxman in half the  two  halves   would grow into two Henry Waxmans.

Posted by: eleven at January 30, 2014 08:58 AM (KXm42)

12 Plastic surgeons, hardest hit.

Posted by: tangonine at January 30, 2014 08:58 AM (x3YFz)

13 Nose hair trimmer futures hardest hit.


Posted by: EC at January 30, 2014 08:59 AM (GQ8sn)

14 I'm Henery the ape I am. Herey the ape I am I am.

Posted by: Henry Waxman at January 30, 2014 08:59 AM (F75MN)

15 I have a feeling if you cut Henry Waxman in half the two halves would grow into two Henry Waxmans. That is...frightening.

Posted by: blaster at January 30, 2014 08:59 AM (W6bkf)

16 Nose-feratu goes away. Big deal. West Los Angeles has thousands upon thousands just like him. Maybe worse.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 30, 2014 08:59 AM (olDqf)

17 I want the GOP the dems claim to exist.

Posted by: SH at January 30, 2014 08:59 AM (HeCg1)

18 It's no fun to serve in the minority -- small staff, smaller offices, small influence --


Waxman gave up his office for a dank, foul-smelling cave years ago.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 30, 2014 08:59 AM (8ZskC)

19 “I don’t accept the idea that Democrats won’t get the House back,” Waxman said. “I think that the Republicans have nothing to offer. They’re against everything. They’re against everything Obama wanted. They have no alternatives on health care policy. They have nothing to say, they have nothing to offer.” ************ Shut the hell up Waxman. The Democratic plan is still "evolving" it's nuanced. And the hell if you guys had a plan--no one read it--and Nancy Pelosi said-- "you gotta pass it to know what's in it." Quit blowing smoke up everyone's ass.

Posted by: tasker at January 30, 2014 09:00 AM (RJMhd)

20 Last time I saw a hole like Waxman's nostril, my bowling ball got returned through it.

Posted by: --- at January 30, 2014 09:00 AM (MMC8r)

21 I scared the dog laughing out loud.

Posted by: NCKate at January 30, 2014 09:00 AM (Eed4A)

22 How many young congressional aides have been lost to Waxman's appetite for human flesh over the years?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 30, 2014 09:00 AM (8ZskC)

23 Devious Septum Retires

Posted by: alt headline at January 30, 2014 09:00 AM (3DM5u)

24 So what are the chances that all these old democrats are retiring because the party wants to run new candidates who have no history. Unknown candidates who are profoundly leftists that no one knows who they are? As in extremely leftists candidates.

Would Obama do that? Purge the party old guard to install his loyal fanatics?

Posted by: Justin Lately, never on time at January 30, 2014 09:01 AM (IK5ph)

25 It is a pretty monstrous face.

Posted by: Kensington at January 30, 2014 09:01 AM (Z7toi)

26 Henry is ManBearPig... and he wants to spend more time with the 'bears' of West Hollywood.

Posted by: phreshone at January 30, 2014 09:01 AM (Pr6hk)

27 Henry Waxman To Retire, Saying He Wants to Spend More Time With Children, Frightening Them With His Monsterface


An instant classic. And Waxman has been frightening interns in the House for 40 years, God help us.

Posted by: joncelli at January 30, 2014 09:01 AM (RD7QR)

28 Um, 40 years not 30. And this is not just any Rep. This is one of Pelosi's top lieutenants and has been for years. He was one of the architects of Obamacare. George Miller, another Pelosi enforcer, is also out. So is Jim Moran. How's that let Obamacare run its course strategy looking now?

Posted by: JackStraw at January 30, 2014 09:01 AM (g1DWB)

29 Retiring to be turned down for every pundit job he tries for.

Posted by: Daybrother at January 30, 2014 09:01 AM (bvuZi)

30
I was thinking 40 years, either way, too f'ing long to have that socialist around.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 30, 2014 09:01 AM (n0DEs)

31 If I lost the genetic lottery and looked like Henry Waxman, I'd wear a mask and be a superhero. 

Or something.  Just.... holy fuck?  That guy has never, ever, been laid, right?

Girls?  You want that thing over your face during *the act*? 

I'll shudder after I'm finished vomiting.

Posted by: tangonine at January 30, 2014 09:01 AM (x3YFz)

32 I don't even love his face.

Posted by: Momma Waxman at January 30, 2014 09:01 AM (Z7toi)

33 When Hanry Waxman sneezes, people's hats blow off in the Cap d'Antibes

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at January 30, 2014 09:01 AM (7ObY1)

34 Also, lock in the pensions and retirement packages, now, before it's too late.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 30, 2014 09:01 AM (IXrOn)

35 They have no alternatives on health care policy. They have nothing to say, they have nothing to offer.

Oh Henry, don't be mad. Come back to bed and we can do that "Amnesty" thing that you like!

Posted by: GOP Whores at January 30, 2014 09:01 AM (5ikDv)

36 But I can tell he's lying because he has a "tell." That tell is that he's Henry Waxman, three-decades-long Democratic Congressman from California. ********* Waxman's tell is--his nostrils flare.

Posted by: tasker at January 30, 2014 09:02 AM (RJMhd)

37 Waxman has a brilliant future in the cosmetic surgery industry as a Before model.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 30, 2014 09:02 AM (8ZskC)

38

The sight of Democrats in retreat, trying to rally enough troops to hold their bastion in the Senate is something that gladdens my heart.  Further steps to blocking the Obama agenda, further steps to doing mortal damage to the monster of ObamaCare.

 

While I do not believe that the Republicans are any great shakes they are superior to Democrats.  Both are venal and corrupt but Republicans will mostly leave me alone while Democrats will energetically march me to virtue at the point of a bayonet.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Buy a Hissy or Coniption, Get a Free Fitting! at January 30, 2014 09:02 AM (hLRSq)

39 Yep, off to double-dipping tax payer's money.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 30, 2014 09:03 AM (IXrOn)

40 29 Retiring to be turned down for every pundit job he tries for. Posted by: Daybrother at January 30, 2014 02:01 PM (bvu\ Still has a face made for radio.

Posted by: AMDG at January 30, 2014 09:03 AM (t7OO0)

41 Sheila Jackson Lee will run the table in the next Congressional Nostril Olympics.

Posted by: garrett at January 30, 2014 09:03 AM (3DM5u)

42 Waxman's tell... words are coming out of his pie-hole

Posted by: phreshone at January 30, 2014 09:03 AM (Pr6hk)

43 Cede the House to save the Senate? Why?

Weepin' Johnny will _give_ them back the House. All they have to do is wait one.

Posted by: A message at January 30, 2014 09:03 AM (fsHdl)

44 No worries Dems. Boner and Ryan are going to insure you keep power. Viva La'immigracion.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 30, 2014 09:03 AM (C3Wjb)

45 Would Obama do that? Purge the party old guard to install his loyal fanatics? He has as much actual influence on the Hill as I do over the orbit of Neptune.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 30, 2014 09:03 AM (659DL)

46 Wax Man:

Democratic Congressman by day, cartoon supervillain by night.

Posted by: Alec Leamas at January 30, 2014 09:03 AM (nnkXw)

47

Welcome to the jungle.

Posted by: Henry's nostril at January 30, 2014 09:03 AM (wAQA5)

48 He's got a job lined up as test dummy at the Ugly Stick R&D Center.

Posted by: --- at January 30, 2014 09:03 AM (MMC8r)

49 It's all a cover story.

Waxulon-6 has actually been recalled by the inner councils on planet Kremulak.

http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2009/01/mark-your-time-humans.html

Posted by: torquewrench at January 30, 2014 09:03 AM (gqT4g)

50 Waxman has a face made for sanitation

Posted by: phreshone at January 30, 2014 09:03 AM (Pr6hk)

51 He was one of the architects of Obamacare. ********* Obviously he whittles cheese-with his doodle.

Posted by: tasker at January 30, 2014 09:03 AM (RJMhd)

52 Would Obama do that? Purge the party old guard to install his loyal fanatics?

Posted by: Justin Lately, never on time at January 30, 2014 02:01 PM (IK5ph)


He would drink the blood of a rabid anteater if he thought it advanced the cause of leftism.

Posted by: joncelli at January 30, 2014 09:04 AM (RD7QR)

53 That's 40 years, ace. First elected 1975.

Posted by: DangerGirl Telecommunications at January 30, 2014 09:04 AM (GwLJQ)

54 http://www.wildabouttrial.com/amanda-knox-verdict-live-streaming/ Is that real?

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 30, 2014 09:04 AM (g5X0d)

55 As an aside, when I do an image search of "Henry Waxman," I find it hard to tell which are un-doctored photos of the man, and which are photoshops to accentuate his horrible monstrous visage.

Posted by: Alec Leamas at January 30, 2014 09:04 AM (nnkXw)

56 How sad.

With Waxman gone, what will young rats dress up as for Halloween?

Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 30, 2014 09:04 AM (SY2Kh)

57
It does crack me up how the reps in the minority party always whine about staff size and lack of perks.  FFS, I would like to have all that crap, especially the inside trading legality.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 30, 2014 09:05 AM (n0DEs)

58 I don't want to say Henry Waxman is ugly, but his mother put pork-chops in his pockets so the dog would play with him.

Posted by: Rodney at January 30, 2014 09:05 AM (Pr6hk)

59 Today, Freakonomics blog had a write-up about how ugly people make significantly less money over their lives, via marriage and in almost every career. The only career where being ugly helps? Thieves.

Posted by: AMDG at January 30, 2014 09:05 AM (t7OO0)

60

Q. How do you know when a Democrat is lying?

 

A. He or she is breathing.

Posted by: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus at January 30, 2014 09:05 AM (YYJjz)

61 Waxman is the face of Big Government.

Posted by: redenzo at January 30, 2014 09:05 AM (WCnJW)

62 40 29 Retiring to be turned down for every pundit job he tries for.
Posted by: Daybrother at January 30, 2014 02:01 PM (bvu\

Still has a face made for radio.

Posted by: AMDG at January 30, 2014 02:03 PM (t7OO0)


Guys like Waxman stay in DC and work for an enormous law/lobbying firm. He's got 40 years of contacts to exploit and he's got the DC disease in his blood.

Posted by: joncelli at January 30, 2014 09:06 AM (RD7QR)

63 His nostrils are like the ENTRANCE and EXIT of a House of Horrors ride at your nearest carnival.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 30, 2014 09:06 AM (IXrOn)

64

I *wish* it were true that the GOP was offering Nothing.

 

The Nothing and You'll Like It Act of 2015 sounds A-OK by me.

Posted by: Bigby's Jazz Hands at January 30, 2014 09:06 AM (3ZtZW)

65 But I can tell he's lying because he has a "tell." That tell is that he's Henry Waxman, three-decades-long Democratic Congressman from California. Rat + sinking ship = fleeing.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 30, 2014 09:06 AM (xZxMD)

66 My headwound looks better than Waxman

Posted by: Kurt Cobain at January 30, 2014 09:06 AM (Pr6hk)

67 God bless you, Ace, for not posting a photo of that rat-fart.

Posted by: tcn at January 30, 2014 09:06 AM (3kDQa)

68 How's that let Obamacare run its course strategy looking now? Posted by: JackStraw at January 30, 2014 02:01 PM (g1DWB) The strategy is looking to be very mean. And unfair. Can't we all just get along? /s

Posted by: tbodie at January 30, 2014 09:06 AM (YLiN/)

69

"He Wants to Spend More Time With Children"

 

Question is: "Whose children?"

Posted by: wth at January 30, 2014 09:06 AM (wAQA5)

70 Nothing like making a career out of screwing the common man, eh Henry?

Posted by: DangerGirl Telecommunications at January 30, 2014 09:06 AM (GwLJQ)

71

Political Cartoonists Hardest Hit

 

/alternate  sub-headline

Posted by: Bigby's Jazz Hands at January 30, 2014 09:07 AM (3ZtZW)

72 Akin Gump. That's the firm I was thinking of.

Posted by: joncelli at January 30, 2014 09:07 AM (RD7QR)

73 Henry, please STAY in Washington

Posted by: Citizens of Beverly Hills at January 30, 2014 09:07 AM (Pr6hk)

74 Can he take Charlie Rangel with him? Straight to Hell?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 30, 2014 09:07 AM (olDqf)

75 "They have no alternatives on health care policy. They have nothing to say, they have nothing to offer.”

ignoring the obvious lie, I'd like to turn your attention to the fact that the congress shouldn't be involved in health care to begin with. 

//flips through pages of Constituteion

Nope.  Not in there.

Carry on.

Posted by: tangonine at January 30, 2014 09:07 AM (x3YFz)

76 I've noted a couple of times how significant it is that these liberal baby boomers who first came to Congress in the Watergate years are leaving (not only Waxman but also northern California's George Miller, a contemporary of Waxman's).

Given the huge demographic changes in CA since they were first elected, there will thus be change when they are replaced. Change to, if I don't miss my guess, the further Hispanicization of the California congressional delegation. And you know as well as I do what that means.

Amnestia! Reconquista! Ay yi yi!

Posted by: torquewrench at January 30, 2014 09:07 AM (gqT4g)

77 Are you aware that right now the Media is trying to recreate a political Katrina out of Georgia's icey weather? At the center of this 'scandal' is Gov Deal (R) who is up for reelection this year.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 30, 2014 09:07 AM (g7osp)

78

@24 So what are the chances that all these old democrats are retiring because the party wants to run new candidates who have no history. Unknown candidates who are profoundly leftists that no one knows who they are? As in extremely leftists candidates.

Would Obama do that? Purge the party old guard to install his loyal fanatics?

-----------------------

 

That's not the only reason to run unknowns right now.  Unknowns also don't have a record of voting for Obamacare.  So they can run against it without having to worry about their opponent bringing up an inconvenient voting record.

 

Posted by: junior at January 30, 2014 09:07 AM (UWFpX)

79 they would abandon their quixotic efforts to seize control of the House in order to direct all resources to attempting to hold the Senate. Like I said in the last thread, this shows they had to decide where to spend. As if they did not have as much as I thought they had to begin with, otherwise they would attack both.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 30, 2014 09:08 AM (IXrOn)

80 Remember the quote from the run up to the 2010 midterms? House democrats communicated to the WH that they were worried that their votes on the ACA would leave them vulnerable especially in Red States. Barry reportedly said, "Tell them they have nothing to worry about. They never had a President like me before." Heh.

Posted by: Daybrother at January 30, 2014 09:08 AM (bvuZi)

81 The GOP is going to fall for that-- "what's YOUR plan!?" taunt again, aren't they. The only advantage to being the party opposite is that you force Hillary to defend ObamaCare. Now the GOP will dutifully come up with a plan and Hillary will go-- ObamaCare--not really my plan--and then you lose maybe your one advantage in the debates. (It'll go down something like that. The media will come in for the assist and claim the GOP wants to take away grandma's MediCare--or something. Commercials with Grandma over the cliff--natch.)

Posted by: tasker at January 30, 2014 09:08 AM (RJMhd)

82 Do 'tell'.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 30, 2014 09:08 AM (1Y+hH)

83 Come here my pretties I have some sweets for you!

Posted by: Henry Waxman at January 30, 2014 09:09 AM (Aif/5)

84 At the center of this 'scandal' is Gov Deal (R) who is up for reelection this year. Did Gov. Deal borrow Dubya and Darth Cheney's Eeeeevil Weather Masheen?

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at January 30, 2014 09:09 AM (7ObY1)

85 Spend more time time with children = Spend more time with high priced DC hookers. At least we will be spared his stupid ugly face and snout nose.

Posted by: L, elle at January 30, 2014 09:09 AM (0xqKe)

86 “Well, listen, nobody is pretending Barack Obama is popular today. Frankly, if I were an endangered Democrat I wouldn’t be campaigning with him either.“ -- Julie Roginsky, Democratic Party strategist

Posted by: Thomas A. Anderson at January 30, 2014 09:09 AM (e8kgV)

87 Posted by: soothsayer at January 30, 2014 02:07 PM (g7osp)

Looks like GA's governor got a hold of Karl Rove's Weather Machine(tm).

Posted by: Iasonas at January 30, 2014 09:09 AM (RUraj)

88 I'll be dropping by to help Henry with the children!

Posted by: Hairy Reed-Dick. at January 30, 2014 09:09 AM (1Y+hH)

89 Posted by: BlueStateRebel at January 30, 2014 02:09 PM (7ObY1)

Haha, you beat me to it!

Posted by: Iasonas at January 30, 2014 09:09 AM (RUraj)

90 That's not the only reason to run unknowns right now. Unknowns also don't have a record of voting for Obamacare. So they can run against it without having to worry about their opponent bringing up an inconvenient voting record. Posted by: junior at January 30, 2014 02:07 PM (UWFpX) ********* Yep.

Posted by: tasker at January 30, 2014 09:09 AM (RJMhd)

91 If Waxman speaks above a whisper, the nose-echo is deafening.

Posted by: --- at January 30, 2014 09:10 AM (MMC8r)

92 I, apparently alone, will mourn the loss of Henry Waxman. Strategically, I believe it’s far better for conservatives if the democrats retain extremely unattractive, troll-like representatives. In the quest for low information voters, appearances count. Having people like Waxman, Rosa Delauro, Pelosi and a number of others help to make visual impressions on the near brain dead, who only know that they don’t want to end up next to someone so unfortunate looking. When the district is a solid blue, no contest area, it’s best to retain the ugliest democrat we can find.

Posted by: jwest at January 30, 2014 09:10 AM (u2a4R)

93 Ace's headline made me laugh out loud. It was almost a guffaw.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at January 30, 2014 09:10 AM (r+7wo)

94 Are you aware that right now the Media is trying to recreate a political Katrina out of Georgia's icey weather? Cool. Where was OBAMAAAAAAAAA????

Posted by: rickb223 at January 30, 2014 09:10 AM (xZxMD)

95 If I had kids, I'd get a Henry Waxman Fathead and move it around the house while they were sleeping.

Posted by: garrett at January 30, 2014 09:10 AM (3DM5u)

96 Even I won't touch it.

Posted by: face-eating spider at January 30, 2014 09:10 AM (zDsvJ)

97 I never liked him after seeing him perform plastic surgery on Ellie May Clampett on The Twilight Zone.

Posted by: Phil at January 30, 2014 09:10 AM (g++3c)

98 Posted by: joncelli Absolutely true. You nailed it----He has decided he can do more damage outside of elected office.

Posted by: Daybrother at January 30, 2014 09:11 AM (bvuZi)

99 Posted by: jwest at January 30, 2014 02:10 PM (u2a4R)

I'm not worried that his replacement will be all that good looking either.

Posted by: Iasonas at January 30, 2014 09:11 AM (RUraj)

100 Shit. He better not start hanging around the house snoring and farting.

Posted by: Janet Kessler at January 30, 2014 09:11 AM (wAQA5)

101 Why did they say there was to be a verdict announced at 2 pm? Liars!

Posted by: Judge Pug at January 30, 2014 09:11 AM (E4MKN)

102 Again, West L.A.

The choice will be between full-blown commie and socio-corporatist.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at January 30, 2014 09:11 AM (cxs6V)

103 Fifteen years as a professional fart sniffer left him nearly penniless, but 40     years in congress and he's a millionaire.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 30, 2014 09:11 AM (9T/th)

104 >>Given the huge demographic changes in CA since they were first elected, there will thus be change when they are replaced. Change to, if I don't miss my guess, the further Hispanicization of the California congressional delegation. And you know as well as I do what that means. >>Amnestia! Reconquista! Ay yi yi! Because guys like Waxman and Miller weren't pro-Amnesty? The House is losing their senior representatives. These aren't just any ol' reps, these are the guys who have been writing liberal policy laws for decades. The only question now is when is Pelosi going to retire and spend more time with her bats, now or after the election.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 30, 2014 09:12 AM (g1DWB)

105 How's that let Obamacare run its course strategy looking now? Posted by: JackStraw at January 30, 2014 02:01 PM (g1DWB) ********** It ain't over yet.

Posted by: tasker at January 30, 2014 09:12 AM (RJMhd)

106 Spend more time time with children = Spend more time with high priced DC hookers.

Or underage hookers. :\

Posted by: HR at January 30, 2014 09:12 AM (ZKzrr)

107 If I had kids, I'd get a Henry Waxman Fathead and move it around the house while they were sleeping. Posted by: garrett Wicked pissah!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 30, 2014 09:12 AM (xZxMD)

108 Are you aware that right now the Media is trying to recreate a political Katrina out of Georgia's icey weather? So now governor's DO matter?

Posted by: --- at January 30, 2014 09:12 AM (MMC8r)

109 Ace - please revise the post to add a cute picture of the darling little feller.

Posted by: My Name is Nobody at January 30, 2014 09:12 AM (pRe5G)

110 Now Waxman will be able to devote himself full time to his favorite hobby:  imitating Lon    Chaney's   Phantom of the Opera to scare small children.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 30, 2014 09:12 AM (4df7R)

111 Posted by: jwest at January 30, 2014 02:10 PM (u2a4R) No. Better a freshman than a Waxman any day.

Posted by: Hairy Reed-Dick. at January 30, 2014 09:13 AM (1Y+hH)

112 So, the rumours that Punxsutawney Phil is retiring are true

Posted by: Phil Connors at January 30, 2014 09:13 AM (e8kgV)

113 92 I, apparently alone, will mourn the loss of Henry Waxman.


Posted by: jwest at January 30, 2014 02:10 PM (u2a4R)

jwest, there are times where you come out of your shell and say something very insightful.

That ain't it.

Posted by: tangonine at January 30, 2014 09:13 AM (x3YFz)

114 We refuse to find any more truffles until HE LEAVES!

Posted by: Pigs at January 30, 2014 09:14 AM (MMC8r)

115 Oops sock

Posted by: Meremortal at January 30, 2014 09:14 AM (1Y+hH)

116 He should take up blow.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 30, 2014 09:14 AM (g5X0d)

117 jwest, there are times where you come out of your shell and say something very insightful.

Posted by: tangonine


Wrong.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at January 30, 2014 09:15 AM (cxs6V)

118 Remember the names of these (d) quislings who are quitting. These people are responsible for the destruction of what's left of the American Economy.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at January 30, 2014 09:15 AM (32Ze2)

119 jwest, there are times where you come out of your shell and say something very shallow. Fixed.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 30, 2014 09:15 AM (1Y+hH)

120 Pray God, the bald head dickhead is leaving. God is great!

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 30, 2014 09:15 AM (0FSuD)

121

He should take up blow.

-

Yeah, and demand in Southern California would jump     17% per nostril.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 30, 2014 09:15 AM (9T/th)

122 Now I can become Chairman of the 10-foot-pole Committee!

Posted by: Rosa Del Auro at January 30, 2014 09:16 AM (MMC8r)

123 Or maybe Waxman is going to work for the Air Force to test the effects of birds flying into jet engine intakes.


He'll be the intake.

(Try the veal.)

Posted by: joncelli at January 30, 2014 09:16 AM (RD7QR)

124 In breaking news, the gop refuses to accept the dem ceding the house, and surely not the Senate. How you like amnesty PLUS "yes obama, we would love to help you in your "year of action."" Boehner says "suck on that conservatives, and dems, here's the house and you can keep the Senate."

Posted by: traye at January 30, 2014 09:16 AM (f7Iot)

125 109 Ace - please revise the post to add a cute picture of the darling little feller.

Posted by: My Name is Nobody at January 30, 2014 02:12 PM (pRe5G)

If he does, at your behest, I'm going to head to Lowe's to buy lumber to  build a gallows.  I will also burn 300 kittens in a fire to heat the iron that I'll use to inscribe on the gallows:

"My Name is Nobody Died Here."


Posted by: tangonine at January 30, 2014 09:16 AM (x3YFz)

126 According to CNN, the Big question of the icey weather is: Why Isn't The Gov of GA Talking To CNN? I shit you not.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 30, 2014 09:16 AM (g7osp)

127 I'm not worried that his replacement will be all that good looking either. Posted by: Iasonas at January 30, 2014 02:11 PM (RUraj) Waxman's district encompasses Beverly Hills and Malibu. I think they might find someone a bit better looking.

Posted by: jwest at January 30, 2014 09:16 AM (u2a4R)

128 Palate cleanser.
http://is.gd/9DkBxj

Posted by: HR at January 30, 2014 09:16 AM (ZKzrr)

129 Re k-street.... There should be a mandatory wait period before former Congresscritters can lobby.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 30, 2014 09:17 AM (DmNpO)

130 Dickens missed his chance. He could have written a beauty of a novel about Cngress, and Waxman would have been the perfect nefarious character.

Posted by: MTF at January 30, 2014 09:17 AM (/VASf)

131 >>>Henry Waxman To Retire, Saying He Wants to Spend More Time With Children, Frightening Them With His Monsterface—Ace

Heh, that reminds me...Boris Karloff lived in the Dakota building in NYC for a while, and yes the building's children were frightened of him, solely for his movie monster fame. Poor guy. If still alive he could sympathize with Waxman.

So who would be the next frontrunners in his district? And what GOP loser do we have lined up to run against said future representative? I assume is a super blue district. *paging CAC*

Posted by: LizLem at January 30, 2014 09:17 AM (BF+2f)

132 Mark your time, Hu-mans!

Posted by: kalel666 at January 30, 2014 09:17 AM (gSqI7)

133 109 Ace - please revise the post to add a cute picture of the darling little feller. With flames shooting out his nostrils!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at January 30, 2014 09:17 AM (Bps3R)

134 76 I've noted a couple of times how significant it is that these liberal baby boomers who first came to Congress in the Watergate years are leaving (not only Waxman but also northern California's George Miller, a contemporary of Waxman's). Given the huge demographic changes in CA since they were first elected, there will thus be change when they are replaced. Change to, if I don't miss my guess, the further Hispanicization of the California congressional delegation. And you know as well as I do what that means. Amnestia! Reconquista! Ay yi yi! Posted by: torquewrench at January 30, 2014 02:07 PM (gqT4g) ----------------------------------- Waxman, born in 1939, is not a baby boomer. (But your observation is still a good one.)

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 30, 2014 09:17 AM (dfYL9)

135 In our part to Keep Beverly Hills Beautiful, we will send Henry Waxman back to the congress despite his retirement

Posted by: Citizens of Beverly Hills at January 30, 2014 09:17 AM (Pr6hk)

136 #97  I Lol'ed.  Good one.  I was trying to think of where I'd seen that face before.  It was that Twilight Zone episode.

Posted by: Marmo at January 30, 2014 09:18 AM (QW+AD)

137 >>It ain't over yet. Pretty damn close. New poll out today shows that uninsured, the very people that were supposed to lurve this law, are not 24 - 47 against! And they are getting huge subsidies. Latest McKinsey study shows that approximately 11% of those who have signed up are the uninsured. Guys like Waxman, Miller and Moran don't leave a cushy job in the House because they want to. They can read the handwriting on the wall. They are not only going to take back the House they are going to buried even further in the minority. And the main culprit is a law that increasing number of people across the political spectrum hate, Obamacare.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 30, 2014 09:18 AM (g1DWB)

138 They’re against everything Obama wanted. If only that were true, it would make a great campaign motto.

Posted by: t-bird at January 30, 2014 09:18 AM (FcR7P)

139 Lurch and now this guy.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 30, 2014 09:18 AM (g5X0d)

140 117 jwest, there are times where you come out of your shell and say something very insightful.

Posted by: tangonine


Wrong.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 30, 2014 02:15 PM (cxs6V)

Well, I'm trying out the new, kindler, gentler me.  Does it make my ass look fat?

Posted by: tangonine at January 30, 2014 09:18 AM (x3YFz)

141 I hold to my original theory. His retirement is an indicator that his minions, the cannibal rats, are nearing their target.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 30, 2014 09:18 AM (DmNpO)

142 I've actually read the opposite,that Karloff was loved by children.Extremely gentle guy.

Posted by: steevy at January 30, 2014 09:19 AM (zqvg6)

143 Lurch had Marfan's Syndrome. What's Waxoff's escuse?

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at January 30, 2014 09:19 AM (7ObY1)

144 It's a little known fact that the Northridge earthquake was actually triggered by Henry Waxman's sinus infection.

Posted by: no good deed at January 30, 2014 09:19 AM (vBhbc)

145 So, the rumours that Punxsutawney Phil is retiring are true From here on out: Elliot Spitzer wrapped in a throw rug.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 30, 2014 09:19 AM (659DL)

146 Our new mascot!

Posted by: Hoover at January 30, 2014 09:19 AM (IXrOn)

147 He's finally agreed to quit chewing the electrical wires in his office and shitting in all the drawers.
 
Housekeeping and Maintenance could be heard cheering for hours. How would YOU like the job of cleaning up (not so) little Waxman pellets from under the sink?

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 30, 2014 09:20 AM (wNF3N)

148 129 NDH, there used to be a 2 year waiting period. I'm sure that very quietly got voted out.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at January 30, 2014 09:20 AM (ojnk6)

149 http://videochat.corriere.it/index_Reuters01.shtml?1391070298

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 30, 2014 09:20 AM (g5X0d)

150 A moonbat new age nut, Marianne Williamson, has already said she will run for his seat.

Posted by: Judge Pug at January 30, 2014 09:20 AM (E4MKN)

151 Tune in next week, when Democrats announce they are taking the next 2 years off since Republicans are passing everything Dems want anyway.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 30, 2014 09:20 AM (1Y+hH)

152 141 I hold to my original theory.

His retirement is an indicator that his minions, the cannibal rats, are nearing their target.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 30, 2014 02:18 PM (DmNpO)


Fly my pretties! Fly!

Posted by: joncelli at January 30, 2014 09:20 AM (RD7QR)

153 obama's Department Of Social Justice allows fed prosecutor in Boston to seek death penalty in Joker Tsaernev's case It's all.bullshit.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 30, 2014 09:20 AM (g7osp)

154 Top 10 ugliest democrats.

GO!

Posted by: tangonine at January 30, 2014 09:21 AM (x3YFz)

155 150 And win.

Posted by: steevy at January 30, 2014 09:21 AM (zqvg6)

156 I heard somewhere they were waiting until 4 P.M. now.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 30, 2014 09:21 AM (g5X0d)

157 I for one thank him for his service

Posted by: Chelsea Danger at January 30, 2014 09:21 AM (mHol2)

158 lol best headline ever

Posted by: phoenixgirl at work at January 30, 2014 09:22 AM (8v/hq)

159 "In breaking news, the gop refuses to accept the dem ceding the house, and surely not the Senate. How you like amnesty PLUS 'yes obama, we would love to help you in your 'year of action.''"

Near as I can figure, this new amnesty deal that Boehner, Cantor and Ryan have cooked up is one where they say to the conservative base:

"Our new amnesty plan is this. You conservatives are going to wake up in a filthy back alley bleeding from every orifice and infected with multiple nasty venereal diseases. BUT, we're going to slip you a roofie first, so you won't feel it while it's actually happening. That okay with you?"

Expect for the roofies to get slipped to you right after the window closes for primary challenges and they no longer have to worry about their right flank.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 30, 2014 09:22 AM (gqT4g)

160

Henry Waxman  walks  into  a  bar  mitzvah. 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: polynikes at January 30, 2014 09:22 AM (m2CN7)

161 This means that, like KSM, Joker's trial will never begin. But obama is on record for being for the death penalty for this terrorist. Bullshit.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 30, 2014 09:22 AM (g7osp)

162

@ 154 - "Top 10 ugliest democrats."

 

Gerrold Nadler.

Posted by: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus at January 30, 2014 09:22 AM (YYJjz)

163 Waxman looks like a hybrid rat-pig with a p-rnstache. Perfect embodiment of Democrat values.

Posted by: votermom at January 30, 2014 09:22 AM (GSIDW)

164 157 I for one thank him for his service

Posted by: Chelsea Danger at January 30, 2014 02:21 PM (mHol2)

you missed the /s tag there.  See it's a slash, then an "s"

Go with that.

Posted by: tangonine at January 30, 2014 09:23 AM (x3YFz)

165 Spend more time time with children = Spend more time with high priced DC hookers.


Posted by: L, elle at January 30, 2014 02:09 PM (0xqKe)

 

 

If he becomes a lobbyist then he will be spending a lot of time with some very high-priced hookers - Members of Congress.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Buy a Hissy or Coniption, Get a Free Fitting! at January 30, 2014 09:23 AM (hLRSq)

166 125 109 Ace - please revise the post to add a cute picture of the darling little feller. Posted by: My Name is Nobody at January 30, 2014 02:12 PM (pRe5G) If he does, at your behest, I'm going to head to Lowe's to buy lumber to build a gallows. I will also burn 300 kittens in a fire to heat the iron that I'll use to inscribe on the gallows: "My Name is Nobody Died Here." Posted by: tangonine at January 30, 2014 02:16 PM (x3YFz) *********** Maybe then I will have finally earned my nickname?

Posted by: My Name is Nobody at January 30, 2014 09:23 AM (pRe5G)

167 137 >>It ain't over yet. Pretty damn close. New poll out today shows that uninsured, the very people that were supposed to lurve this law, are not 24 - 47 against! And they are getting huge subsidies. Latest McKinsey study shows that approximately 11% of those who have signed up are the uninsured. Guys like Waxman, Miller and Moran don't leave a cushy job in the House because they want to. They can read the handwriting on the wall. They are not only going to take back the House they are going to buried even further in the minority. And the main culprit is a law that increasing number of people across the political spectrum hate, Obamacare. Posted by: JackStraw at January 30, 2014 02:18 PM (g1DWB) ************ Okay thanks for the info--I will go check that out. Still I am adamantly opposed to Republicans yet again coming up with a plan to fix ObamaCare. Remember Paul Ryan falling for the first Obama variant of that (except it was Geithner doing the taunt)? How did that pan out for us? Could have been the reason we narrowly missed winning Florida with the Romney/Ryan ticket.

Posted by: tasker at January 30, 2014 09:23 AM (RJMhd)

168 ot eh? Mitt Romney Is the 2016 Republican FrontrunnerThis is not an "Onion" story. Mitt Romney leads the Republican field among New Hampshire primary voters for 2016. Why not make it a third run for president? That's something that the former Republican nominee is definitely not thinking about right now. To put it in his own recent words: "Oh, no, no, no. No, no, no, no, no. No, no, no." nationaljournal.com via drudge link /le sigh

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 30, 2014 09:23 AM (IXrOn)

169 They have no alternatives on health care policy. For those paying attention, this is an open admission that The Thing is a POS.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 30, 2014 09:23 AM (659DL)

170 ace He specifically denies that he's dropping out of congress after nearly thirty years of, um, "service" due to the fact that Democrats have no chance of taking the House Forty years.

Posted by: RWC at January 30, 2014 09:24 AM (fWAjv)

171 Dude's ugly enough to be Danny Devito's wingman.

Posted by: --- at January 30, 2014 09:24 AM (MMC8r)

172 Strangely, the mysterious sound-clip ad on this page today is about "odors in your trash." Heh.

Posted by: votermom at January 30, 2014 09:24 AM (GSIDW)

173 Waxman retiring? Yeah, pigs fly.

Posted by: Roscoe at January 30, 2014 09:24 AM (MIovV)

174 I have to agree with jwest on this one. Waxman is ugly. No, not ugly. Hideous. Repulsive. For our purposes, the perfect face to promote leftism. So, given that his replacement will be surely a hardcore leftist anyway, we can't be 100% happy that he's leaving.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 30, 2014 09:24 AM (dfYL9)

175 "My Name is Nobody Died Here."


Posted by: tangonine at January 30, 2014 02:16 PM (x3YFz)

***********

Maybe then I will have finally earned my nickname?

Posted by: My Name is Nobody at January 30, 2014 02:23 PM (pRe5G)

hah... there's ton of wordplay in there if you examine it.

Posted by: tangonine at January 30, 2014 09:25 AM (x3YFz)

176 Hah, I like the usage of "swinish brute". Has a ... Victorian? ... feel. Old timey, anyhow.

Posted by: Waterhouse at January 30, 2014 09:25 AM (RUvjp)

177 Why not make it a third run for president? Only if he lets one of us run the effing campaign.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 30, 2014 09:25 AM (659DL)

178

@ 164

 

 

I for one thank him for his "service"

Posted by: Bawney Fwank at January 30, 2014 09:26 AM (YYJjz)

179 7 Waxman probably landed a gig as a giant nostril model. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 30, 2014 01:57 PM (8ZskC) Nope, stunt double for Miss Piggy in the next Muppet movie.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 30, 2014 09:26 AM (Qr7/Z)

180 Mitt Romney Is the 2016 Republican FrontrunnerThis is not an "Onion" story.

Mitt Romney leads the Republican field among New Hampshire primary voters for 2016.


Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 30, 2014 02:23 PM (IXrOn)

Don't make me... awww fk it.  We're doomed.

Posted by: tangonine at January 30, 2014 09:26 AM (x3YFz)

181 Gives new meaning to "The Rats Are Jumping Ship!"

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 30, 2014 09:26 AM (IXrOn)

182 >>Still I am adamantly opposed to Republicans yet again coming up with a plan to fix ObamaCare. If you haven't already seen it, you should read the Burr/Hatch/Coburn plan that was announced on Monday. It is a mostly market driven plan that is getting some very positive reviews from the likes of Avik Roy and other conservative health care analysts. And step one is a complete and unequivocal repeal of Obamacare.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 30, 2014 09:26 AM (g1DWB)

183 Well, we may not have anything substantively different happen if the GOP takes the Senate, but at least the House will be substantively more attractive.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 30, 2014 09:27 AM (fT3qO)

184 If they fix Obamacare in a similar method to how the mob remodeled buildings into casinos in Blackhawk, Colorado, it might work. They blocked up the front walls of the 100+ year-old structures, tore down everything else and built new buildings. The front walls became facades.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 30, 2014 09:27 AM (1Y+hH)

185

When asked if he was retiring because the Dems had no chance to take the House,  Waxman responded:

 

"No, no, not by the hair on my chinny chin chin." 

Posted by: polynikes at January 30, 2014 09:27 AM (m2CN7)

186 Waxman's new gig is a dating service for gargoyles lacking genitalia.

Posted by: model_1066 at January 30, 2014 09:27 AM (LIQGY)

187 137 >>It ain't over yet. Pretty damn close. New poll out today shows that uninsured, the very people that were supposed to lurve this law, are not 24 - 47 against! And they are getting huge subsidies. Latest McKinsey study shows that approximately 11% of those who have signed up are the uninsured. ************ And I hate to keep harping but the real issue is winning the Senate and perhaps the Presidency back. People who said--"All we need is The House!" a couple of elections back were hopelessly naive about Democrats and how they find ways around the laws. You couldn't talk people out of that belief however--at the time. That and the Jeffersonian Democrats--bullshit that Insty himself fell for. Remember that bullshit? Democrats That Care About the Deficit. That was laugh out loud funny but you could not talk sense into people about it at blogs. Because Instapundit fell for it.

Posted by: tasker at January 30, 2014 09:28 AM (RJMhd)

188 Hey Romney won two counties here last time. Let's give him one more chance.

Posted by: New Hampshire at January 30, 2014 09:28 AM (Aif/5)

189 Screw more time with my family.  I'm going to be inseminating as many sows as I can at the local hog farm.

Posted by: Henry Waxman, Pig Gigalo at January 30, 2014 09:28 AM (tv7DV)

190 Breaking news:  Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for the Boston Bomber.


http://tinyurl.com/kyftub2

Posted by: Vic[/i] at January 30, 2014 09:28 AM (T2V/1)

191 I wonder who told Waxman that he'd look better with a mustache. That was vicious.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 30, 2014 09:28 AM (8ZskC)

192 we are so screwed with this new gop amnesty idea so fucking screwed.......

Posted by: phoenixgirl at work at January 30, 2014 09:29 AM (8v/hq)

193 He specifically denies that he's dropping out of congress after nearly thirty years of, um, "service" due to the fact that Democrats have no chance of taking the House

Forty years.

Posted by: RWC at January 30, 2014 02:24 PM (fWAjv)

And you have earned a time out for not reading the comments.

For shame RWC, for SHAME!

Posted by: tangonine at January 30, 2014 09:29 AM (x3YFz)

194 Can we get back to Amanda Knox's vulva? This Waxman stuff is making me queasy...

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at January 30, 2014 09:29 AM (7ObY1)

195 I don't think Romney should run again but it   did  take  Reagan three tries.  

Posted by: polynikes at January 30, 2014 09:29 AM (m2CN7)

196 "Top 10 ugliest democrats." ------------------- Barbara Mikulski has to be in there.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 30, 2014 09:29 AM (dfYL9)

197
"Waxman still had a rough time of it last cycle — practically nobody noticed, but he almost lost his seat. A wealthy candidate named Bill Bloomfield (a longtime-moderate-Republican-donor-turned-unaffiliated-voter...."




The California redistricting council put the Palos Verdes peninsula into the district for the last race.  That's why the race tightened up last go round.  Not any general enthusiasm for the Republicans.

Safe Dem hold.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 30, 2014 09:29 AM (kdS6q)

198 Henry Waxman To Retire, Saying He Wants to Spend More Time With Children, Frightening Them With His Monsterface —Ace

 

Nicely done

Posted by: The Jackhole at January 30, 2014 09:30 AM (nTgAI)

199 HuffPost Crime ‏@HuffPostCrime 1m BREAKING: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will face death penalty for Boston Marathon Bombing http://huff.to/1ejrsR0

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 30, 2014 09:30 AM (DmNpO)

200 Just give us 51, dammit. Just enough to get some legislation VOTED on.

Posted by: I need a cool new sig at January 30, 2014 09:30 AM (q177U)

201 Breaking news: Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for the Boston Bomber.


Make him run the entire marathon.

Then at the end, all the families of the victims are waiting for him at the finish line.


Posted by: EC at January 30, 2014 09:30 AM (GQ8sn)

202 Nostrildomus is retiring to spend time with the fam?  You mean he procreated?  Oh, the humanity!

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 30, 2014 09:30 AM (Oa7B2)

203 "Top 10 ugliest democrats."

Rosa DeLauro

Posted by: no good deed at January 30, 2014 09:31 AM (vBhbc)

204 "A moonbat new age nut, Marianne Williamson, has already said she will run for his seat."

_A Course In Miracles_ Marianne Williamson?

Oh, that would be worth the price of admission.

Many many years ago, with a dumb but hot chick I was interested in, I went to a New Age Expo here in San Francisco. I figured it would be good for a laugh, at least.

Holy sheepshit. They really do believe all that stuff. Pyramid power, astral planes, reflexology, reincarnation, the whole nine yards of complete bunk.

Williamson was a keynote speaker and she is operating at a whole 'nuther level of nuttiness than even the average attendee. Just off in the ether somewhere, so far out she'll never find her way back.

It would be priceless if she pulled off a win. Don't think she will, but hoping. If you are going to have political adversaries in office, having ones who are totally deluded is a great start to the day.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 30, 2014 09:31 AM (gqT4g)

205 Mr Waxman haunts me in my nightmares

Posted by: Lady Gaga at January 30, 2014 09:31 AM (32Ze2)

206 194 Can we get back to Amanda Knox's vulva?

This Waxman stuff is making me queasy...

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at January 30, 2014 02:29 PM (7ObY1)

Tango Actual to Gripper Actual, Over

Gripper Actual, go ahead.

Requesting immediate boobs, 9 line to follow, over

Copy Tango, will receive.

Posted by: tangonine at January 30, 2014 09:32 AM (x3YFz)

207 Re: the Democrats plan Damn good plan. But I expect no less from the political experts. Democrats keep the status quo in '14 and then easily run the table in '16 when D turnout will be historically high.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 30, 2014 09:32 AM (g7osp)

208 Im so ugly, when I was born the doctor smacked my mother.

Posted by: henry waxman at January 30, 2014 09:32 AM (WCnJW)

209 Many many years ago, with a dumb but hot chick I was interested in...


Isn't this how most pr0n0s start?


Posted by: EC at January 30, 2014 09:32 AM (GQ8sn)

210 Waxman?  Not with Hillary's dick

Posted by: Barney Frank at January 30, 2014 09:32 AM (Pr6hk)

211 Back in the Day Waxman would talk all night on CSPAN to an empty chamber.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 30, 2014 09:32 AM (g5X0d)

212 And you have earned a time out for not reading the comments. For shame RWC, for SHAME! Posted by: tangonine at January 30, 2014 02:29 PM (x3YFz) I would say that in my defense I was reading ace's write up but I believe that is another infraction.

Posted by: RWC at January 30, 2014 09:32 AM (fWAjv)

213 Sadly, he is right about our party having nothing to offer. We are going to, if we win anything, be stuck in a massive pile of waxman.

Posted by: and irresolute at January 30, 2014 09:32 AM (RqHWH)

214 The California redistricting council put the Palos Verdes peninsula into the district for the last race. That's why the race tightened up last go round. Not any general enthusiasm for the Republicans. Safe Dem hold. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 30, 2014 02:29 PM (kdS6q) Used to be a lot of entrepeneurs in the PV (and Ranchos Palos Verde) area. I guess no longer. I used to bike up there. It was beautiful.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 30, 2014 09:32 AM (IXrOn)

215 Unless they were able to get  some additional  info  from Tsarnaev,  I would have rathered they had not been such bad shots and taken him out along with the brother. 

Posted by: polynikes at January 30, 2014 09:32 AM (m2CN7)

216 190 Breaking news: Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for the Boston Bomber. http://tinyurl.com/kyftub2 Posted by: Vic at January 30, 2014 02:28 PM (T2V/1)

Idiotic Joker fangirls on Twitter hardest hit.

Posted by: LizLem at January 30, 2014 09:33 AM (BF+2f)

217 Actually, I wasn’t kidding about Waxman helping conservatives by being so incredibly ugly. This whole thing about what tribe people associate with is a powerful motivator. An extremely effective ad for a midterm would be to simply run pictures of ugly democrats (with the word “Democrat” superimposed on the pictures) while someone does a voice-over about some issue. Then the ad would show pictures of attractive conservatives with the word “Republican” superimposed on the screen. The issue and words wouldn’t matter, as the only thing retained by the vast army of low information voters would be that democrats are ugly and republicans are good looking. They will want to be republicans. Sometimes shit is that simple, especially when you’re dealing with exceedingly stupid people. Make the tribe something people want to be in.

Posted by: jwest at January 30, 2014 09:33 AM (u2a4R)

218 I gotta admit, this is a good looking family he's got here...
http://tinyurl.com/mdjdvy9

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at January 30, 2014 09:33 AM (pgQxn)

219 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at January 30, 2014 09:33 AM (PYAXX)

220 For those in shock and awe that Waxman reproduced just   think....


His parents gave him that  lovely  smile.

Posted by: eleven at January 30, 2014 09:33 AM (KXm42)

221 Or something. Just.... holy fuck? That guy has never, ever, been laid, right? Girls? You want that thing over your face during *the act*? I'll shudder after I'm finished vomiting. Posted by: tangonine at January 30, 2014 02:01 PM (x3YFz) Hell I'd hit it. But, gotta have that free birth control, because, Jeebus, what would the kid look like?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at January 30, 2014 09:33 AM (Qr7/Z)

222 What probably angers me the most about "immigration reform" is the utter callousness of pols in BOTH parties that turn blind eyes to the main problem:  The mass migration of people (most of them decent and hardworking) from a Mexico that is overrun with crime and corruption.  Would there be such an exodus if the Mexican government were able to provide good jobs for good pay for Mexican citizens in Mexico?  The only Obama administration foreign policy "achievement" in regards to Mexico I know of  was "Fast And Furious". 

Posted by: mrp at January 30, 2014 09:33 AM (JBggj)

223 155 yup

Posted by: Bigby's Jazz Hands at January 30, 2014 09:33 AM (3ZtZW)

224 "Mitt Romney leads the Republican field among New Hampshire primary voters for 2016."

Bob Dole wants you to know Bob Dole hasn't hung up his hat yet.

Posted by: Bob Dole at January 30, 2014 09:33 AM (gqT4g)

225 >>And I hate to keep harping but the real issue is winning the Senate and perhaps the Presidency back. Well I haven't been one of the ones saying that. Just the opposite. I am in complete agreement that we need at the very least the Senate to really start putting the breaks on Obamacare and probably the Presidency to get rid of it all together. Many people still do not understand that the vast majority of funding for Obamacare is built right into the law. It is not discretionary spending. The only way to get rid of it is to get rid of the law itself. You can't defund it, funding is automatic. And the only way you can even get a bill in from of Obama is to have both the House and the Senate. What is becoming apparent to many today is that the House is not in play this cycle. It is going to stay with the Republicans. That is what the Dems are basically announcing and they are shifting all of their money to the Senate because they fear that is gone too. Don't believe the msm. The Republicans have at least a 50-50 shot at the Senate this year, probably better.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 30, 2014 09:33 AM (g1DWB)

226 Bill Bloomfield (a longtime-moderate-Republican I'm sure that guy will be a noticeable upgrade.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at January 30, 2014 09:33 AM (ytax8)

227 I would caution anybody against thinking this indicates Democrat coffers are low in any way.

Posted by: Bigby's Jazz Hands at January 30, 2014 09:34 AM (3ZtZW)

228
Yeah, I used to believe that if the gop held the house that they could check obama on his marxism, but then it turned out that they were just all part of the same tribe.  5 years without a budget, pffffft....just pass ever increasing continuing resolutions. wahoo lets party.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 30, 2014 09:34 AM (n0DEs)

229 199 HuffPost Crime ‏@HuffPostCrime 1m BREAKING: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will face death penalty for Boston Marathon Bombing http://huff.to/1ejrsR0 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 30, 2014 02:30 PM (DmNpO) That's surprising for Boston...the blue rot goes so deep, I figured his sentence would include ice cream and longs walks in the park.

Posted by: model_1066 at January 30, 2014 09:34 AM (LIQGY)

230 Breaking news: Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for the Boston Bomber. Great. Let's let him grow up to be the speed bump his big brother was.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 30, 2014 09:34 AM (659DL)

231 "Democrats keep the status quo in '14 and then easily run the table in '16 when D turnout will be historically high." Voters will be browbeaten into proving they will elect a woman to the Presidency, while keeping the Dem-Dynasty of power-families intact. Done deal.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 30, 2014 09:35 AM (1Y+hH)

232 Small palate cleanser. Kate Upton's end zone dance. http://tinyurl.com/nl7vh9x

Posted by: RWC at January 30, 2014 09:35 AM (fWAjv)

233 "Mitt Romney leads the Republican field among New Hampshire primary voters for 2016."

A Castellanos poll, btw.

Posted by: mrp at January 30, 2014 09:35 AM (JBggj)

234 A palate cleanser for the 'ettes: 

http://tinyurl.com/kycy8oa

"Just put your pickle on the plate, college boy, and leave the hard stuff to me."

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 30, 2014 09:35 AM (Oa7B2)

235 Gripper, we have TIN  (Troops in Nonsense)

break

We need air, and boobs, and throw in some pizza, over

Copy, Tango, air is 5 mikes, pizza (pause) extra cheese?  disregard.  Boobs are priority. 

break

Standby soldier, hold the line.  Gripper out.

Posted by: tangonine at January 30, 2014 09:35 AM (x3YFz)

236 Bob Dole wants you to know Bob Dole hasn't hung up his hat yet. Posted by: Bob Dole at January 30, 2014 02:33 PM (gqT4g) ____________________ Take a few little blue pills and you can create your own rack

Posted by: Lady Gaga at January 30, 2014 09:36 AM (32Ze2)

237 The Democrats can't raise much money. Somebody has to be cut loose and it is the House. It couldn't happen to a bigger bunch of freaks.

Posted by: Lester at January 30, 2014 09:36 AM (2UPXV)

238 BOO!!!!

Posted by: Henry Waxman at January 30, 2014 09:36 AM (hHFOx)

239 195 I don't think Romney should run again but it did take Reagan three tries. Posted by: polynikes at January 30, 2014 02:29 PM (m2CN7)

He would be brilliant as secretary of commerce or something like that. But I think his presidential days are done. If Lurches Kerry can become Sec of State than Mitt can get a cabinet position easy.

Posted by: LizLem at January 30, 2014 09:36 AM (BF+2f)

240
Used to be a lot of entrepeneurs in the PV (and Ranchos Palos Verde) area. I guess no longer.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette




It used to be the Republican Malibu, but that's changed now.  Less business money and more Hollywood types.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 30, 2014 09:36 AM (kdS6q)

241 Posted by: Clutch Cargo at January 30, 2014 02:33 PM (pgQxn) Creepy ass family there.

Posted by: RWC at January 30, 2014 09:37 AM (fWAjv)

242 If you haven't already seen it, you should read the Burr/Hatch/Coburn plan that was announced on Monday. It is a mostly market driven plan that is getting some very positive reviews from the likes of Avik Roy and other conservative health care analysts. And step one is a complete and unequivocal repeal of Obamacare. I said we heard you the first forty times.

Posted by: Sparky Obama[/i][/b][/s][/i][/b][/s] at January 30, 2014 09:37 AM (4QSOR)

243 A Castellanos poll, btw. Posted by: mrp at January 30, 2014 02:35 PM (JBggj) Good thing Mitt is too smart to fall for it unlike the Huckster.

Posted by: HoboJerky, Hash Hunter at January 30, 2014 09:37 AM (E8IHS)

244 So the Dems are going to concentrate on keeping the Senate, because Bohner,Cantor et.al. just showed them they don't have to worry about controlling Congress.

Posted by: Iblis at January 30, 2014 09:37 AM (9221z)

245 217 --- Agree 100%. In an age of images, the superficial is very, very important.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 30, 2014 09:38 AM (dfYL9)

246 The pigs in Animal Farm?  I'm their daddy!

Posted by: Henry Waxman, Pig Gigalo at January 30, 2014 09:38 AM (tv7DV)

247 It used to be the Republican Malibu, but that's changed now. Less business money and more Hollywood types. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 30, 2014 02:36 PM (kdS6q) and vagrants as far as the eye can see.

Posted by: model_1066 at January 30, 2014 09:38 AM (LIQGY)

248
Did you know that all his brothers and sisters work in a Hospital?

http://images.buddytv.com/articles/RHBH%20twilightzone2.png

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at January 30, 2014 09:38 AM (pgQxn)

249 In 1953, Vincent Price made an overlooked horror classic, about a candlemaker whose wife cheats on him. Halfway through the film, just as he murders her and her lover, he falls into the vat of molten wax, and emerges horribly deformed -- and INSANE! He becomes a monster that roams the suburbs, killing unfaithful wives. The title of the film was WAX-MAN, and the teaser was "The most hideous monster you'll see ever see by candlelight!" The gimmick was that anyone who brought a candle to the midnight screening got free popcorn. After two theaters burned down on opening night, the promotional gimmick was cancelled and the film was pulled from circulation. Later, the special-effects prop used to depict the grotesque half-melted WAX-MAN in the violent scenes was dragged out of storage and become a congressman from Los Angeles.

Posted by: zombie at January 30, 2014 09:39 AM (+cx5n)

250 Don't believe the msm. The Republicans have at least a 50-50 shot at the Senate this year, probably better. Posted by: JackStraw A small majority 50-53 in the Senate won't get the job done. To many closet Dems called R's. Maybe we can buy a few mod-R's off like the Dems did to get that travesty passed.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 30, 2014 09:39 AM (1Y+hH)

251 Brad Thor ‏@BradThor now When Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev gets convicted, he should have to run the marathon route, never knowing at what point death will come.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 30, 2014 09:39 AM (DmNpO)

252 WHY ARE ALL THESE CLOCKS STOPPED????

Posted by: Henry Waxman at January 30, 2014 09:39 AM (MMC8r)

253 I saw Monsterface open for Gwar in '09.

Posted by: Johnny Needleface at January 30, 2014 09:39 AM (yn6XZ)

254 He has an expensive coke habit. With those nostrils doing a line could consume the centerline off the runway at Edwards AFB.

Posted by: Aviator at January 30, 2014 09:39 AM (b3p08)

255 Vagrants in PV? Really?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at January 30, 2014 09:40 AM (32Ze2)

256 I am naturally not an eeore type person, I have a natural optimistic outlook because I've seen trouble but I've always seen a way out. I understand that the gop sees a train wreck coming so naturally they do not want to be in the conductor seat when it happens so what to do other than throw the election. With Obamacare that makes it nearly impossible, not enough to just piss off the base and make them stay home, but need to make a percentage actually go vote dem. They are trying hard. I truly fear what that means for the future. Anti school choice. Anti 2a. Amnesty, open and full, which leads to never having an opposition party. Confiscation of your retirement. Open political attack on anyone in opposition, irs, osha, epa, etc. More shit than I can think of. How this would not lead to armed conflict? Tell me where I am wrong. I want to be.

Posted by: traye at January 30, 2014 09:40 AM (f7Iot)

257 If Dems are ceding the House its a great time to primary every incumbent non-tea party Republican candidate.  it will be too late after the amnesty vote.  I guess we'll hear what they have in mind shortly.  If its really egregious I assume there will be leaks from the republican retreat.  ('Republican Retreat'--sorry for the redundancy).

Posted by: dirks strewn at January 30, 2014 09:40 AM (kfcYC)

258 So who is going to be the replacement "beaver-like chompers" in the House?

Posted by: Pimp Daddy Welfare at January 30, 2014 09:40 AM (Jls4P)

259 Well I haven't been one of the ones saying that. Just the opposite. I am in complete agreement that we need at the very least the Senate to really start putting the breaks on Obamacare and probably the Presidency to get rid of it all together. Many people still do not understand that the vast majority of funding for Obamacare is built right into the law. It is not discretionary spending. The only way to get rid of it is to get rid of the law itself. You can't defund it, funding is automatic. And the only way you can even get a bill in from of Obama is to have both the House and the Senate. What is becoming apparent to many today is that the House is not in play this cycle. It is going to stay with the Republicans. That is what the Dems are basically announcing and they are shifting all of their money to the Senate because they fear that is gone too. Don't believe the msm. The Republicans have at least a 50-50 shot at the Senate this year, probably better. Posted by: JackStraw at January 30, 2014 02:33 PM (g1DWB) ************** I remember--you were not one of the ones saying that. And I hope you are right. That is what the Dems are basically announcing and they are shifting all of their money to the Senate because they fear that is gone too. Correct. I think they did that last time in a way. One thing the Dems understand--ti's loading the damn benches in the judicial branch. To do that you need the Senate and the Presidency. And it's not just about loading the Supreme Court bench--it's all the federal system. Hell Bill Clinton appointed some 360 federal judges--for life. Hell knows how many Obama appointed. The effect of that--will be with us for decades. It wasn't something to sacrifice--but it happened.

Posted by: tasker at January 30, 2014 09:41 AM (RJMhd)

260 Naked Mole Rat '14!

Posted by: --- at January 30, 2014 09:41 AM (MMC8r)

261 Well, I can scracth off Honda for cars I'd buy. Did you see their new ads? Their target audience seems to be low info Dumb People with a bent towards progressivism.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 30, 2014 09:41 AM (g7osp)

262 Also something that will make the rush for the seats of Waxman and Miller very interesting is Commiefornia's adoption of  nonpartisan "jungle primaries", which can and do lead to weird unpredictable outcomes.

Capsule summary: the top two vote getters in the primary election -- regardless of party -- advance to face one another in the general election.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 30, 2014 09:42 AM (gqT4g)

263 His sinuses look like broccoli!

Posted by: Alton Brown at January 30, 2014 09:42 AM (yn6XZ)

264 A small majority 50-53 in the Senate won't get the job done. To many closet Dems called R's. ^^^^THIS is my fear. The DOPe retakes the Senate numerically, but only numerically. If they do retake the Senate and it's only by a few seats, I will not be joining the celebrations on election day. Been there, done that, know we're going to get fucked.

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at January 30, 2014 09:42 AM (7ObY1)

265 How is this possible? WAR ON WOMEN: Democrat Rep. Behind Bars For Domestic Violence, Won’t Resign. Inmate lawmaker Rep. Carlos Henriquez is 
doing his Beacon Hill business from his Billerica jail cell, thumbing through bills and budget proposals, and speaking to staff by phone “at least once a day,” 
according to the disgraced Dorchester Democrat’s legislative aide. “We’ve been in regular contact with him, and at this point he’s concerned with the issues of the district,” aide Jessica DaSilva told the Herald. DaSilva said Henriquez’s office is fielding four or five constituent calls a day, mostly from people concerned about cuts to unemployment benefits. She said Henriquez also has been reviewing budget amendments, though she would not say which. “There’s a few. Obviously
I can’t speak for him on 
it,” DaSilva said. Asked whether the 37-year-old lawmaker is sponsoring any new bills, DaSilva said, “At this moment, I’m not sure.” She declined to characterize the telephone calls further, and said she had not visited Henriquez in person at the Middlesex House of Correction. Henriquez is serving a six-month sentence there after a jury convicted him Jan. 15 for the July 2012 
assault and battery of a woman he was dating. Well, he is from Ted Kennedy’s home state. Posted at 10:36 am by Glenn Reynolds instapundit

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 30, 2014 09:42 AM (IXrOn)

266 Damn it the thought of "Jeffersonian Democrats" is making my English and typing go to shit.

Posted by: tasker at January 30, 2014 09:42 AM (RJMhd)

267 Did you know that all his brothers and sisters work in a Hospital?

http://images.buddytv.com/articles/RHBH%20twilightzone2.png

--

I actually thought they were on their way to Mardi Gras.

http://tinyurl.com/c3aj4z

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 30, 2014 09:42 AM (Oa7B2)

268

>>>Don't believe the msm. The Republicans have at least a 50-50 shot at the Senate this year, probably better.

 

Who needs the MSM? I believe in the GOP - - to screw up. So I'll go with 80% chance of NOT taking the Senate, 17% chance of drawing even, 3% of taking it.

Posted by: Bigby's Jazz Hands at January 30, 2014 09:42 AM (3ZtZW)

269 252 WHY ARE ALL THESE CLOCKS STOPPED????

Posted by: Henry Waxman at January 30, 2014 02:39 PM (MMC8r)

no idea.

Ask the mice.

Posted by: The poop that got up and left when Waxman walked in at January 30, 2014 09:42 AM (x3YFz)

270 261 Their target audience seems to be low info Dumb People with a bent towards progressivism.

So, they're jumping on with Subaru and Chevrolet?

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at January 30, 2014 09:43 AM (pgQxn)

271 The Dems have a secret weapon even if they control nothing,they control the entire government bureacracy.

Posted by: steevy at January 30, 2014 09:43 AM (zqvg6)

272 The title of the film was WAX-MAN, and the teaser was "The most hideous monster you'll see ever see by candlelight!"

House of Wax?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Wax_%281953_film%29

Posted by: HR at January 30, 2014 09:43 AM (ZKzrr)

273 People have no idea what a generous guy Henry really is. He sacrificed half his nose hair so I could have this wig-hat here.

Posted by: Sheila Jackson Lee at January 30, 2014 09:43 AM (JQuNB)

274 232 Small palate cleanser.


Kate Upton's end zone dance.

http://tinyurl.com/nl7vh9x

Posted by: RWC at January 30, 2014 02:35 PM (fWAjv)


I like the fact that she's having so much fun. Well, that and the fact that she's smokin'.

Posted by: joncelli at January 30, 2014 09:43 AM (RD7QR)

275 Is ATC still playing match-maker?

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at January 30, 2014 09:43 AM (fwARV)

276 Tsaernaev decision was Holder's. That's even stranger than MA, which has no death penalty.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 30, 2014 09:43 AM (ZshNr)

277
The Republicans have at least a 50-50 shot at the Senate this year, probably better.



Senate 2014: R+0

Due to a depressed Republican turnout from depressed Republicans, and the GOP's ability to mismanage sure things into the ground.

Remember the Republican Wave of 2012. OoOoooOooo *rattles chains*

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 30, 2014 09:43 AM (kdS6q)

278

@ 261 - "Well, I can scracth off Honda for cars I'd buy."

 

I saw an ad the other day where *Ford* was going after Honda in terms of quality and gas mileage.

Posted by: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus at January 30, 2014 09:43 AM (YYJjz)

279 "But I can tell he's lying because he has a "tell." That tell is that he's Henry Waxman, three-decades-long Democratic Congressman from California." I read that RIGHT as I shoveled a mouthful of chips in my pie hole. It looked like a confetti cannon going off lol.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 30, 2014 09:44 AM (oFCZn)

280 @256... he's from an Indian tribe, like Fauxahauntus.  I think he's a Slapaho...

Posted by: Pimp Daddy Welfare at January 30, 2014 09:44 AM (Jls4P)

281 Democrat Rep. Behind Bars For Domestic Violence, Won’t Resign. If he was a Repub, his own side would drive him out of office. The Left plays CalvinBall while the Right is thumbing through the Hoyle's.

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at January 30, 2014 09:44 AM (7ObY1)

282 Tell me where I am wrong. I want to be. Posted by: traye at January 30, 2014 02:40 PM (f7Iot) I think you're wrong to say that anybody doesn't want to get in the conductor's seat. They are like any politician: power is alluring to them. But they're usually too stupid or cowardly to use it well.

Posted by: model_1066 at January 30, 2014 09:44 AM (LIQGY)

283 I live in Waxman's district.  I will support the most conservative candidate in the Republican primary and if an acceptable social/fiscal/anti-immigration/pro-gun/anti-abortion conservative is not nominated then I will not vote in the general election.  I am a man of principle and I would rather have Democrats destroy the country than vote for a squishy Republican.  Yes, I am THAT patriotic.  We don't need more Communists like Mitt Romney.

Posted by: Goober Dipstick at January 30, 2014 09:44 AM (yhJhK)

284 anybody from the GOP that is.

Posted by: model_1066 at January 30, 2014 09:44 AM (LIQGY)

285 Well, he is from Ted Kennedy’s home state.

Posted at 10:36 am by Glenn Reynolds
instapundit

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 30, 2014 02:42 PM (IXrOn)

You missed the "hiding the body" class, didn't you.

Rookies.  /sigh

Posted by: The Clintons and the Kennedys at January 30, 2014 09:45 AM (x3YFz)

286

>>It would be priceless if she pulled off a win. Don't think she will, but hoping. If you are going to have political adversaries in office, having ones who are totally deluded is a great start to the day.
.

.

.Does she think Guam will tip over too?

Posted by: Rep. Hank Johnson at January 30, 2014 09:45 AM (QABaU)

287 Also CAC has that over decades trend--where the electorate goes and votes for the party opposite of the one in control. The problem with relying on that past trend line--I don't think the MSM has been quite in the tank for one party before like they are now for the Democrats.

Posted by: tasker at January 30, 2014 09:45 AM (RJMhd)

288 Waxman's nose hair is sort of like a weasel...

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at January 30, 2014 09:45 AM (7ObY1)

289 271 The Dems have a secret weapon even if they control nothing,they control the entire government bureacracy. -- Very true. Also, on majorities. Not only should we aim for GOP majority in both houses, we should also aim for Tea Party majorities within the GOP.

Posted by: votermom at January 30, 2014 09:45 AM (GSIDW)

290 280 @256... he's from an Indian tribe, like Fauxahauntus. I think he's a Slapaho...

Posted by: Pimp Daddy Welfare at January 30, 2014 02:44 PM (Jls4P)



They once inhabited parts of the northwest, including most of Idaho.



Posted by: EC at January 30, 2014 09:45 AM (GQ8sn)

291 Don't believe the msm. The Republicans have at least a 50-50 shot at the Senate this year, probably better. Posted by: JackStraw ..................................If they pass shamnesty no chance. Not a fucking chance. In fact they will be losing elections after that for some time to come. These morons are not only killing the party but any future of it. The FSA will never ever vote themselves out of bennies.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 30, 2014 09:46 AM (/o+xv)

292 It used to be the Republican Malibu, but that's changed now. Less business money and more Hollywood types. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 30, 2014 02:36 PM (kdS6q) The nude beach and whale watching must be booming, now!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 30, 2014 09:46 AM (IXrOn)

293 So how's the GOP Amnesty plan going?

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at January 30, 2014 09:46 AM (ZPrif)

294 Posted by: Goober Dipstick at January 30, 2014 02:44 PM (yhJhK) We have a small number of shitheads here at AoS; which one are you, again?

Posted by: soothsayer at January 30, 2014 09:46 AM (g7osp)

295 I need to borrow the launch codes.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 30, 2014 09:47 AM (g5X0d)

296

I wonder who told Waxman that he'd look better with a mustache. That was vicious.

 

 

-

The Audubon Society.  They have their reasons.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 30, 2014 09:47 AM (9T/th)

297 So...if the DOPe goes the Amnesty route, does Boner lose his Speakership? What do you all think?

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at January 30, 2014 09:47 AM (7ObY1)

298 I saw an ad the other day where *Ford* was going after Honda in terms of quality and gas mileage.

Posted by: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus


1989 called and wants its bullshit back.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at January 30, 2014 09:47 AM (cxs6V)

299 "I don't think the MSM has been quite in the tank for one party before like they are now for the Democrats." Their sway over much of the populace is the death-knell of conservative influence. Until that ends, we get nowhere.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 30, 2014 09:47 AM (1Y+hH)

300 The South Korean brands, Hyundai & Kia, approach Honda & Toyota in quality.

Posted by: votermom at January 30, 2014 09:47 AM (GSIDW)

301 He would be brilliant as secretary of commerce or something like that. But I think his presidential days are done. If Lurches Kerry can become Sec of State than Mitt can get a cabinet position easy.

Posted by: LizLem at January 30, 2014 02:36 PM (BF+2f)

 

I  still think he would have gone down as  one of the most successful Presidents in history but we will never know.   The only way he will return to politics is  if its for an unelected office and he  is convinced that  he can do some good for the Country. 

Posted by: polynikes at January 30, 2014 09:48 AM (m2CN7)

302

@ 297 - "So...if the DOPe goes the Amnesty route, does Boner lose his Speakership?

What do you all think?"

 

 

Yes...but only because they lose their majority.

Posted by: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus at January 30, 2014 09:48 AM (YYJjz)

303 Notice the reaction to the Grimm incident.The Dems wouldn't say a word if he was one of theirs,media would barely deign to mention it once.

Posted by: steevy at January 30, 2014 09:48 AM (zqvg6)

304 283 I live in Waxman's district. I will support the most conservative candidate in the Republican primary and if an acceptable social/fiscal/anti-immigration/pro-gun/anti-abortion conservative is not nominated then I will not vote in the general election. I am a man of principle and I would rather have Democrats destroy the country than vote for a squishy Republican. Yes, I am THAT patriotic. We don't need more Communists like Mitt Romney.

Posted by: Goober Dipstick at January 30, 2014 02:44 PM (yhJhK)

Or...

you could just move.

Colorado, south of Denver (holy sheep shit on a white board, you do NOT go to Denver.  Or Boulder.  Ever.  Did I say Ever?  I think I said ever).

We're free here.  I know that's hard to digest these days, but in my county, we're free.  And we're cowboys.  But you give the secret handshake and we'll let you in.

Posted by: The Clintons and the Kennedys at January 30, 2014 09:48 AM (x3YFz)

305 251 Brad Thor ‏@BradThor now When Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev gets convicted, he should have to run the marathon route, never knowing at what point death will come. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 30, 2014 02:39 PM (DmNpO) and he should be told that if he makes it to the end he goes free. But with the finish line in sight, he's blown up by mines.

Posted by: Iblis at January 30, 2014 09:48 AM (9221z)

306 But they're usually too stupid or cowardly to use it well. I'm starting to think it's stupidity. All the advisors and staffers that flock to Washington have a leftie bent. The Senators and Congressmen themselves are largely mummified dullards. They don't know anything about the world around them. Like Hillary! they've been shuttled and chauffeured around for so long they have no clue what the real world even looks like. So they rely on their staffers and advisors and the NYTimes to give time a feel for what's going on out there. They don't believe it, but like the citizens of the USSR they have no idea how bad the propaganda really is. So they guess it's x bad when it's really x+A Million bad.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/s][/i][/b][/s] at January 30, 2014 09:48 AM (4QSOR)

307 Waxman spent over 30 years in Congress and NOW he wants to spend time with his kids? Some of them must be collecting Social Security by now.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 30, 2014 09:49 AM (GGCsk)

308 Even if the R's do eek out a victory in the Senate (and assuming they secure it and the House), if amnesty passes, it's all going to be pretty much moot in the long run.  We'll only be staving off the black hole of big gov't tyranny for a few more years.  Once 20-30 million poor, socialist south-of-the-border types get their voting cards, it's only a matter of time.  What really needs to happen is a renaissance of freedom, liberty and conservatism. We ain't gonna get there with amnesty.

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 30, 2014 09:49 AM (Oa7B2)

309 Kate Upton's end zone dance. Thank you.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 30, 2014 09:50 AM (/o+xv)

310
The nude beach and whale watching must be booming, now!
Posted by: artisanal 'ette




If you stop and listen quietly on the beach, you can hear the moaning of the tortured souls of Corky and Orky from where Marineland once stood.....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 30, 2014 09:50 AM (kdS6q)

311 There will not be a trial. Holder and obama are just bullshitting you. how soon you all forget KSM

Posted by: soothsayer at January 30, 2014 09:50 AM (g7osp)

312 I cringe at the thought of hearing about his 40 years of "public service." What a crock. These assholes get treated like royalty. Driven around, top of the line offices and workout facilities, cafeterias, dinners, aids and these twats don't even read the massive bills they vote for. Anyone in office for 40 years should be soundly scorned. They've lapped up American hospitality like scum relatives during holidays.

Posted by: Seems legit at January 30, 2014 09:50 AM (A98Xu)

313 Waxman spent over 30 years in Congress and NOW he wants to spend time with his kids?

The headline doesn't say -his- kids.
*cough*Gacy*cough*

Posted by: HR at January 30, 2014 09:50 AM (ZKzrr)

314 I need to borrow the launch codes. '000000' - There you go.

Posted by: garrett at January 30, 2014 09:50 AM (8wQD+)

315

>>>Also CAC has that over decades trend--where the electorate goes and votes for the party opposite of the one in control.

 

We've "never" re-elected a President in this shitty of an economy, either. Which is to say: We're in new territory, have been since 2007.

Posted by: Bigby's Jazz Hands at January 30, 2014 09:51 AM (3ZtZW)

316 We have a small number of shitheads here at AoS; which one are you, again? Posted by: soothsayer at January 30, 2014 02:46 PM (g7osp) The vaunted GOPe powers of persuasion at work.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 30, 2014 09:51 AM (1Y+hH)

317 My post at 256 was not to say I don't see a way out, I do. I just don't see Washington taking the steps, I believe we have ceded control to someone who hates American success and wishes to crush it. Hell, I think that our economy should be booming and we should be eating the rest of the world's lunch, except 5 years of policy to directly thwart that.

Posted by: traye at January 30, 2014 09:51 AM (f7Iot)

318 315 FDR?

Posted by: steevy at January 30, 2014 09:51 AM (zqvg6)

319 but let's fantasize about a Joker Tsaernev conviction anyway.. because all we have is our fantasies

Posted by: soothsayer at January 30, 2014 09:51 AM (g7osp)

320 Calling a Killer  Whale  Corky  just ain't right.


It's a freaking Killer Whale  people.

Posted by: eleven at January 30, 2014 09:52 AM (KXm42)

321 Sadly, he is right about our party having nothing to offer.

Posted by: and irresolute at January 30, 2014 02:32 PM (RqHWH)

 

 

Nothing is preferable to the destruction and theft the Democrats piled onto the American people under the lying cover that they wanted to 'help the uninsured' when all they were doing was helping themselves and their cronies to the contents of every American's wallet.  This was organized crime on a collosal scale.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Buy a Hissy or Coniption, Get a Free Fitting! at January 30, 2014 09:52 AM (hLRSq)

322 "I saw an ad the other day where *Ford* was going after Honda in terms of quality and gas mileage."

I will never buy another vehicle ever again which the United Auto Workers had anything to do with. So Ford can run all the ads they want. I won't be going anywhere near any Ford showrooms from now till the day I die.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 30, 2014 09:52 AM (gqT4g)

323

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 30, 2014 02:42 PM (IXrOn)

But a repub throwing a verbal temper tantrum against a reporter is ESCANDALO!!! Glad to know our priorities on morality and good behavior in politics is as it should be.

Posted by: LizLem at January 30, 2014 09:52 AM (BF+2f)

324 They should put Tsarnaev in a Schrodinger's box.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 30, 2014 09:52 AM (IXrOn)

325 It's a freaking Killer Whale people.


I saw Killer Whale open for Killer Dwarves in Thornhill, Ontario back in '88.

Posted by: EC at January 30, 2014 09:52 AM (GQ8sn)

326 That's like calling a lion Binky.

Posted by: eleven at January 30, 2014 09:52 AM (KXm42)

327 307 Waxman spent over 30 years in Congress and NOW he wants to spend time with his kids? Some of them must be collecting Social Security by now.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 30, 2014 02:49 PM (GGCsk)

Goat-human hybrids get social security now?  Dang I need to brush up on the law.

Posted by: The Clintons and the Kennedys at January 30, 2014 09:53 AM (x3YFz)

328 I will never buy another vehicle ever again which the United Auto Workers had anything to do with. So Ford can run all the ads they want. I won't be going anywhere near any Ford showrooms from now till the day I die. Posted by: torquewrench at January 30, 2014 02:52 PM ......Yep. Eleventy!

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 30, 2014 09:53 AM (/o+xv)

329 >>If they pass shamnesty no chance. Not a fucking chance. In fact they will be losing elections after that for some time to come. These morons are not only killing the party but any future of it. The FSA will never ever vote themselves out of bennies. Probably true. But I don't think they will. I think what they are doing is typical election year kabuki. If you look at the reaction by Trumka today to what Ryan leaked out, which by the way is exactly what Ryan was saying a year ago, liberals will never agree to the House plan. Which I think is exactly what the Republican were counting on. Put out a plan which calls for an independent certification of both the border and interior security and then give legal status to those who agree to the rules and don't have a criminal background with no special path to citizenship and show they have a plan. Neutralize the liberals cries of hating on Latinos and nothing will happen. Could be wrong but the alternative is suicide I agree.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 30, 2014 09:53 AM (g1DWB)

330 >>ome top party donors and strategists are moving to do something in the midterm election as painful as it is coldblooded: Admit the House can’t be won and go all in to save the Senate.<<

They actually don't have to do anything. Boehner, McConnell, Ryan and Priebus are doing it for them. They are single handily ceding congressional authority to the executive branch (without a word), overseeing declining  Republican Party membership/donations and defining (along with Chuck Schumer) anyone (in their own party) who does not agree with them as "extreme".

I would sya that is apretty conprehensive strategy to lose elections. Or at a minimum become Democrats-Lite.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 30, 2014 09:53 AM (GGCsk)

331 I'm pretty sure the the NSA has found some interesting crap on the computer/phone history of the GOPers pushing amnesty. It doesn't make sense otherwise. See:John Roberts last minute vote shift.

Posted by: Seems legit at January 30, 2014 09:53 AM (A98Xu)

332 "We're free here. I know that's hard to digest these days, but in my county, we're free. And we're cowboys. But you give the secret handshake and we'll let you in." Not bad here in Grand County either. Hell, we just voted down a tax that would have been wasted on future cadillac teacher pensions.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 30, 2014 09:54 AM (1Y+hH)

333 cheerios up!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 30, 2014 09:54 AM (DmNpO)

334 http://videochat.corriere.it/index_Reuters01.shtml?1391070298 something's happening. Who speaks Woppian?

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 30, 2014 09:54 AM (g5X0d)

335 "We've 'never' re-elected a President in this shitty of an economy, either."

We, kemosabe?

Who is "we" again exactly? Because "we" turns out to be fluid.

The historical American electorate as traditionally comprised would not have re-elected a President with such crummy economic numbers as Obama.

But the tidal wave of immigration over the past decades, legal and illegal, and don't kid yourself that some of the illegals are not voting, has changed the composition of the electorate away from those historic norms.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 30, 2014 09:55 AM (gqT4g)

336 I loved Henry Waxman when he starred with Ben Affleck in the new Batman series as the Bat Cave. 

Posted by: Fritz at January 30, 2014 09:55 AM (UzPAd)

337 Oh, I don't think Waxman will be out of work. He was a model, you know.
http://tinyurl.com/kdurxku

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 30, 2014 09:56 AM (xq1UY)

338 Waxman I think is in a redrawn district now, he's in a much more working class area than what he used to be. Still the dems will just move someone in, and crown them king.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at January 30, 2014 09:56 AM (WdbF7)

339 We must elect moar Republicans to we can stop this insane amnesty and secure the borders!

Posted by: Meremortal at January 30, 2014 09:56 AM (1Y+hH)

340 Fox is reporting that some school kids at a Utah school had their lunches seized and thrown away because their lunch accts. were overdue....but the school says they're not sure that all the parents were notified about their overdrawn accounts. They took the lunches from the kids at checkout and....threw. them. in. the. trash.

Posted by: [/i][/b][/u][/s] Tami at January 30, 2014 09:57 AM (bCEmE)

341 303 Notice the reaction to the Grimm incident.The Dems wouldn't say a word if he was one of theirs,media would barely deign to mention it once. Posted by: steevy at January 30, 2014 02:48 PM (zqvg6) ********* Exactly. Look how that was reported. First they claimed he "physically threatened the reporter." It was a verbal threat. Maybe. Then they helpfully tell you what he said--I really couldn't hear it. Now he essentially has admitted it--but the way they reported it. Although I guess you could call it a physical threat because Grimm got up in the reporter' s jizz space? Personally I was expecting to see an arm bar--not hear mumbles interpreted for me by the NBC News people. Plus everyone is willing to bail on Grimm now. Hell we had people here announcing-- "Time for Grimm to go." Riiiiiiight. He hasn't even been found guilt--but he's guilty already in their minds of everything else. Plus the guy as an FBI agent took out a ring of white collar cheating stock brokers. But screw him--throw him overboard for what the media says he mumbled. Meanwhile the reporter and Grimm went out to lunch--Grimm apologized--but people here already pre-emptively threw Grimm overboard. Plus even Rangel knows that Grimm's constituency is --well--they probably liked what Grimm expressed about the reporter particularly after having to watch Obama's SOTU Lie-A-thon. Hell if the NBC NY station had told people Grimm confessed to being Hoffa's killer--people would have believed it. (Never mind the math of that.) Ah ya--I heard that too!

Posted by: tasker at January 30, 2014 09:57 AM (RJMhd)

342 I see borders as a tax on entry.

Posted by: John Roberts at January 30, 2014 09:57 AM (g5X0d)

343 I will never buy another vehicle ever again which the United Auto Workers had anything to do with. So Ford can run all the ads they want. I won't be going anywhere near any Ford showrooms from now till the day I die. Posted by: torquewrench at January 30, 2014 02:52 PM After I finally bought a Toyota there's no way in hell I'd go back to Ford or Chevy. People, such as my father, who still buy those cars think it's normal that they go into the shop with some big bill a couple of times a year. That Toyota ran for years with very minimal issues.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 30, 2014 09:58 AM (oFCZn)

344 Nood nicklefuckery.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 30, 2014 09:58 AM (xZxMD)

345 Not bad here in Grand County either. Hell, we just voted down a tax that would have been wasted on future cadillac teacher pensions. Posted by: Meremortal at January 30, 2014 02:54 PM (1Y+hH)

I was chatting with a guy from Wyoming the other day; no car inspections required to register your car. None. He scoffed at us Utahns with our extra laws. We're supposedly one of the last states with a modicum of freedom left so I don't want to imagine how bad it is in truly blue states.

Posted by: LizLem at January 30, 2014 09:59 AM (BF+2f)

346 //rant

If you lined up all D congresscritters, you'd be able to cast the next episode of Walking Dead. 

They're fugly.  The whole lot of them.

And they make up for it by being incapable of logic, greedy (like Smeagul greedy) and just outright stupid.

10,000 years ago, people like this got eaten by lions.

See what happens when you buffer natural selection? 

My point?  Don't allow kids to wear bike helmets.  Fastball baseball only. 

And "smear the queer" is a football game, get over it.

//rant

Posted by: The Clintons and the Kennedys at January 30, 2014 10:00 AM (x3YFz)

347 your honor, the sock attacked me, and I had no knowledge of the sockery.  I want a lawyer.

Posted by: tangonine at January 30, 2014 10:01 AM (x3YFz)

348 335 - Did you read my comment, or just the first part? I said we're in new territory already. Your's is one reason amongst many.

Posted by: Bigby's Jazz Hands at January 30, 2014 10:01 AM (3ZtZW)

349 Karloff?

Sidekeek?

FUCK YOU!

Posted by: Bela Lugosi at January 30, 2014 10:04 AM (YmPwQ)

350 My commie congressman (Peter DeFazio D-Socialism), who never met a government spending program he didn't like, has got a sweet, sweet retirement villa all set up in New Zealand. So when he's through ruining the country for everyone else, he will make his escape to better climes.

#SoLongSuckers

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 30, 2014 10:05 AM (I8YZX)

351 He's not retiring. Dr. Moreau finally caught up to him and is bringing him back to the island

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 30, 2014 10:07 AM (1Jaio)

352 Just got a comment published over at the ny slime. The lamentations of their women are sweet to my ears.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 30, 2014 10:10 AM (0FSuD)

353 Not sure anyone can fill Waxman's nostrils. Adios, freakoid.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky survived 2014 Polar Vortex at January 30, 2014 10:13 AM (baL2B)

354 Watch Minnesota where 12 term ranking Democrat on House Agriculuture, Colin Peterson, has yet to make up his mind about running for a 13th term.    Peterson sounded far less than enthusiastic in interviews with the local press yesterday after passage of the Farm Bill.   The district ranks R+6 in Cook. 

Peterson, age 70, didn't do a lot of fund raising last year, which is feeding speculation he may decide to retire. 

Posted by: NC Mountain Girl at January 30, 2014 10:29 AM (xPRsG)

355 If I looked like him I'd wear a mask too.

Posted by: Phantom of the Opera at January 30, 2014 10:34 AM (nbGZj)

356

Bat Boy reuniting with his father!

Posted by: Weekly World News at January 30, 2014 10:38 AM (nbGZj)

357 92 Rosa DeLauro? I thought that was Keith Richards!

Posted by: the Butcher at January 30, 2014 10:47 AM (8g9qq)

358 I am so looking forward to an article - somewhere, anywhere - decrying the loss of a sitting naked mole rat in the House and why quotas are necessary for us to continue to hear from this critical, nay outstanding, segment of our population...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars [/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at January 30, 2014 10:50 AM (HsTG8)

359 I thought he was leaving to play the lead in the sequel to that scifi flick, "The Fly." Working title, IIRC, is "The Rat."

Posted by: Jay Wills at January 30, 2014 11:10 AM (g98Pg)

360 Wow,must be great to retire and have your nostrils named a new National Park-Waxman Caverns! Would there be snotalactites in there?

Posted by: redware at January 30, 2014 11:29 AM (gc2+4)

361 BTW, Henry Waxman? Long time CA Democrat. Hasn't lived in CA in over a decade, has a house in MD. HT: Valley of the Shadow

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at January 30, 2014 11:34 AM (XO6WW)

362 Once more, with feeling: http://youtu.be/rxFxbp1QDd0

Posted by: logprof at January 30, 2014 04:17 PM (X3GkB)

363 Whose children is he going to spend time with?  He must be 100 years old.

Posted by: burt at January 31, 2014 05:19 AM (1+kJ5)

364

I heard Sandra Fluke is going to run for his seat in Congress.  Down on the floor will take on new meaning for Congress.

 

Posted by: burt at January 31, 2014 05:26 AM (1+kJ5)

365 He was redistricted and for the first time he had to campaign and hold a town hall. This was too much work for him. Plus Obamacare.

Posted by: mint at January 31, 2014 07:17 AM (KvsiG)

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