June 29, 2012

Local Missouri Report: Claire McCaskill Is Hiding From Reporters, Refusing To Say If She Still Supports ObamaTax
— Ace

Pretty brutal.

They also note the New York Times report that Claire McCaskill lobbied the White House to not hold the Democratic National Convention in St. Louis.

That's right -- she lobbied the organization to not spend millions in her state. Why? Because it would be bad for her, politically.

So Missouri? No millions of dollars of out-of-state money for you. It would be coin in your pocket, but Claire McCaskill would find it politically awkward, so. You lose.

Wow, you guys who live in non-Blue States? Your local media is like Bizarro Earth to me! It's incredible -- they actually say unhelpful things about Democrats!

Here's the link, also embedded below.

via @rdbrewer4

Posted by: Ace at 11:59 AM | Comments (420)
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1

Pretty brutal

Finish her.

Posted by: fluffy at June 29, 2012 12:01 PM (O6q63)

2 Claire McCaskill Is Hiding From Reporters, Refusing To Say If She Still Supports ObamaTax


That's gonna be difficult to maintain for 4 months.

Posted by: pep at June 29, 2012 12:01 PM (YXmuI)

3 It's Missouri, Jake...

Posted by: HH at June 29, 2012 12:03 PM (v+ExF)

4 Come out, come out wherever you are Claire!

Posted by: mpfs at June 29, 2012 12:03 PM (iYbLN)

5 Wow, you guys who live in non-Blue States? Your local media is like Bizarro Earth to me! It's incredible -- they actually say unhelpful things about Democrats!


I've lived in the Mid-Atlantic states for most of my life. That concept is like quantum mechanics to me.

Posted by: joncelli, heartless Con and all around unpleasant guy at June 29, 2012 12:03 PM (RD7QR)

6 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable tyrant.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at June 29, 2012 12:03 PM (8y9MW)

7 Bwhahahahaha.... oh..my... bwhahahaha

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at June 29, 2012 12:03 PM (DGIjM)

8 40% approval and there is still no Pub Rep yet. Sound familiar to anyone?

Posted by: cajun carrot at June 29, 2012 12:04 PM (UZQM8)

9 Claire McCaskill Is Hiding From Reporters, Refusing To Say If She Still Supports ObamaTax


That's gonna be difficult to maintain for 4 months.

Posted by: pep


Plus she has a huge ass.  That's gonna be hard to hide.

Posted by: mpfs at June 29, 2012 12:04 PM (iYbLN)

10 Wow, you guys who live in non-Blue States? Your local media is like Bizarro Earth to me! It's incredible -- they actually say unhelpful things about Democrats!

If MO is anything like TX, they only do it just enough to maintain credibility.  That, or the specific station is conservative leaning.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at June 29, 2012 12:05 PM (8y9MW)

11 Wow, that girl is HAWT and asks good questions. She's the Marryin Type.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Team Dagny at June 29, 2012 12:05 PM (9TTOe)

12 Every time I watch that I laugh my ass off.

Posted by: rdbrewer at June 29, 2012 12:05 PM (Iyg03)

13 Hall and Oates?? WTF?

Posted by: dantesed at June 29, 2012 12:05 PM (PgDVN)

14 I like this.  The whole political matrix (or whatever has been decentralized.  Every race affects every other, like pebbles or BOULDERS thrown into a pond.  The right is so much more prepared to deal with this environment.  LETS NOT BLOW IT FOLKS!

Posted by: @ParisParamus at June 29, 2012 12:06 PM (GFX++)

15 Fox News should take a gander at this reporter.

Posted by: rdbrewer at June 29, 2012 12:06 PM (Iyg03)

16 13 Hall and Oates?? WTF? Posted by: dantesed at June 29, 2012 05:05 PM (PgDVN) Fuck You, I live in a beach house in Malibu. What have you done?

Posted by: John Oates at June 29, 2012 12:07 PM (9TTOe)

17 Aceapalooza is going to have a Hall and Oates cover band, isn't it ...

Posted by: Waterhouse at June 29, 2012 12:07 PM (MySKM)

18 Posted by: rdbrewer at June 29, 2012 05:06 PM (Iyg03) I'd do more than gander, but my wife and I have been over "the rules."

Posted by: cajun carrot at June 29, 2012 12:07 PM (UZQM8)

19 Pretty hard to run for public office in hiding.

Posted by: macintx at June 29, 2012 12:07 PM (ucs8Y)

20 17

No.  It will be Steel Panther.

Posted by: mpfs at June 29, 2012 12:07 PM (iYbLN)

21 If it's any consolation to Missouri, North Carolina isn't seeing nearly as much money from the convention as they thought they would.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at June 29, 2012 12:07 PM (e0xKF)

22 Fox News should take a gander at this reporter.>>

As a replacement for Shepard Smith?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at June 29, 2012 12:07 PM (tf9Ne)

23 I'd do more than gander, but my wife and I have been over "the rules."

Posted by: cajun carrot at June 29, 2012 05:07 PM (UZQM


You mean the ones that say "So much as look at another woman and I slice your balls off"?

Posted by: joncelli, heartless Con and all around unpleasant guy at June 29, 2012 12:08 PM (RD7QR)

24 No. It will be Steel Panther. Posted by: mpfs at June 29, 2012 05:07 PM (iYbLN) LOL

Posted by: John Oates at June 29, 2012 12:08 PM (9TTOe)

25

She was co-owner of an expensive airplaine. She wrongfully billed the Federal government $88,000 for the operation of the aircraft and had to repay the treasury. She failed to pay $287,000 in state property taxes on the aircraft and had to pay the back taxes. 

 

Now for some reason she doesn't want to talk about a gigantic Federal tax increase on the little people, for which she voted. Why would she hide? I don't get it. I just don't get it.

Posted by: Wm T Sherman at June 29, 2012 12:08 PM (w41GQ)

26 She's a maneater.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 29, 2012 12:08 PM (bnhBN)

27 “It’s a penalty, because you have a choice. You don’t have a choice to pay your taxes, right?” [Jay] Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One.

Yeah. The White House spits in the eye of the SCOTUS.

Posted by: John Roberts at June 29, 2012 12:09 PM (e8kgV)

28 21 If it's any consolation to Missouri, North Carolina isn't seeing nearly as much money from the convention as they thought they would.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at June 29, 2012 05:07 PM (e0xKF)


Yeah, and I wonder how much Charlotte is losing in police presence and utilities costs.

Posted by: joncelli, heartless Con and all around unpleasant guy at June 29, 2012 12:09 PM (RD7QR)

29 Where I'm from, that's what we call a "total f***over."

Posted by: rdbrewer at June 29, 2012 12:09 PM (Iyg03)

30 Unlike the national MSM if you go all Lib in Red States you lose sizable audience which actually matters.

Posted by: Quilly Mammoth at June 29, 2012 12:09 PM (hesLf)

31

Missouri.Bitches.

Posted by: Honey Tiberius Badger, drinker of mead at June 29, 2012 12:09 PM (GvYeG)

32 If she doesn't hear the question, she doesn't have to lie about it.

Posted by: huerfano at June 29, 2012 12:09 PM (bAGA/)

33 21 If it's any consolation to Missouri, North Carolina isn't seeing nearly as much money from the convention as they thought they would. Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at June 29, 2012 05:07 PM (e0xKF) Rumor floatin round here in NC says that most folks are requesting dposits and up front money. They don't wish to be saddled with debt when the circus leaves town.

Posted by: John Oates at June 29, 2012 12:09 PM (9TTOe)

34

Hey.....Barky said this is a "BFD".

So these Dems who voted for it....should be made to comment on it.

 

Hang this "BFD" around their little necks!

Posted by: wheatie at June 29, 2012 12:10 PM (jPxSq)

35 22 Fox News should take a gander at this reporter.>> As a replacement for Shepard Smith? Posted by: Buzzsaw at June 29, 2012 05:07 PM (tf9Ne) Well, she is not as feminine as Smith, but she'll do...

Posted by: Fox News at June 29, 2012 12:10 PM (GkwjL)

36 Fox News should take a gander at this reporter.

I don't know about gander, but I would not mind goosing her.

Posted by: CUS at June 29, 2012 12:10 PM (84pE9)

37 Just received another Obama email. I usually post them, but this one is just too long, so I'll provide a piece, and summarize.


#1 Republican distortion: "The President promised he wouldn't raise taxes on the middle class by a penny with this health care law. Well, that's been proven false now."
The facts: President Obama has cut taxes by $3,600 for the average middle-class family over the last three and a half years, and the Republicans fought him nearly every step of the way. From cutting taxes for every working American through the Making Work Pay and payroll tax cuts, to the American Opportunity Tax Credit which gives up to a $10,000 tax credit to help families pay for four years of college, the President has put more money in the pockets of middle-class Americans.

Here's another fact: Obamacare includes the largest middle-class tax cut for health care in history. According to the independent Congressional Budget Office, 19 million people will receive tax credits -- worth an average of about $4,800 each -- to help afford health care. These tax credits will finally put health insurance within reach for millions of American families. In short, Obamacare cuts taxes for middle-class families. Period.

Around 1 percent of people -- those who can afford to buy coverage but instead choose to opt out, shifting their costs to the rest of us -- will pay a penalty. The Supreme Court acknowledged yesterday that this penalty will be charged through the tax code -- but that doesn't change its purpose (to ensure everyone who can afford insurance buys it) or its effect (to lower costs for everyone). It's also the same policy Mitt Romney implemented when he signed health reform in Massachusetts. For many folks in Massachusetts, the penalties under Romney's reform were even bigger. In fact, here's a vide of him extolling the virtues of his penalty.



Of course: Romney's lying... not a tax... costs not going up...not big govt.... not losing existing insurance. #YouLie

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 12:11 PM (piMMO)

38 hall & oates for "she's gone"? Like "she's done"? didn't think it was that obscure. are y'all just angry about the song? I don't like it either. but she's gone. can't wait to pummel her with that lobbying against her own state detail.

Posted by: ace at June 29, 2012 12:11 PM (aw5Tx)

39 Private eyes -- they're watching her every move.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 29, 2012 12:11 PM (bnhBN)

40 Rumor floatin round here in NC says that most folks are requesting dposits and up front money. They don't wish to be saddled with debt when the circus leaves town.

Posted by: John Oates at June 29, 2012 05:09 PM (9TTOe)


Political organizations are notoriously bad customers. Hard to get payment after the fact when the organization you contracted with (a political campaign or something) no longer exists.

Posted by: joncelli, heartless Con and all around unpleasant guy at June 29, 2012 12:11 PM (RD7QR)

41 Rumor floatin round here in NC says that most folks are requesting dposits and up front money. They don't wish to be saddled with debt when the circus leaves town.

I would too, considering that:

1. The Dems are operating this fiasco on a huge deficit

2. Prominent Dems are notorious for not paying their personal bills

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at June 29, 2012 12:12 PM (e0xKF)

42 Just wait til you can't eat at a decent pizza place, Claire.

*sob*
*cry*
*sob*

We just tried to help the folks. *sniffle* It was for the children.

Posted by: Ben Nelson at June 29, 2012 12:12 PM (mMijF)

43 Of course: Romney's lying... not a tax... costs not going up...not big govt.... not losing existing insurance. #YouLie Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 05:11 PM (piMMO) Yep, it's mostly True that Romney is lying

Posted by: Polti-a-f*ck at June 29, 2012 12:12 PM (GkwjL)

44 Ace loves Hall & Oates and hates women.(I'm not sure what that means.)


Openblogger is just the opposite.

Posted by: Dr Spank at June 29, 2012 12:12 PM (I/Xad)

45 >>That's right -- she lobbied the organization to not spend millions in her state.

She might look crazy like a fox if Charlotte and NC have to spend a lot of money on security/repairs ("With DNC in mind, city bans carrying urine, feces.").

I guess we'll find out.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at June 29, 2012 12:12 PM (ZKzrr)

46 Dems now own biggest tax increase in history. Unsealed docs on contempt. And a Senator hiding out. This may be a three Dos Equis night ...

Posted by: Honey Tiberius Badger, drinker of mead at June 29, 2012 12:12 PM (GvYeG)

47 Wow, you guys who live in non-Blue States? Your local media is like Bizarro Earth to me! It's incredible -- they actually say unhelpful things about Democrats!



Not here. Every newspaper in the State is a Democrat PR machine.

Posted by: Vic at June 29, 2012 12:12 PM (YdQQY)

48 2. Prominent Dems are notorious for not paying their personal bills

----

Paying bills is for the little people.

Posted by: WalrusRex at June 29, 2012 12:13 PM (Hx5uv)

49

I know the SCOTUS ruling sucked for us, but this kind of stuff is good for taking back the senate and presidency, right?  That's not saying that the ruling was overall "good for us" (it wasn't), but that it produced SOME good results that we can strongly leverage going into this election.

That's the whole point of saying that while yes we should be upset, we shouldn't be overwrought and whiny and bitching and moaning about the end of the rule of law and democracy like that crying dude after Walker's victory. 

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at June 29, 2012 12:13 PM (KMJ6X)

50

"Wow, you guys who live in non-Blue States? Your local media is like Bizarro Earth to me! It's incredible -- they actually say unhelpful things about Democrats!"

 

Funny thing is, Columbia's actually one of the blue enclaves in Missouri (it's located in Boone County, so we refer to it as "The People's Republic of Boone"). Then again, the surrounding area is pretty red.

Regardless, I can't say I'm missing that sweet, sweet DNC money all that much. Although the banquets for those millionaire trial lawyers and union bosses would have filled our coffers a bit.

Posted by: T at June 29, 2012 12:13 PM (D3kCG)

51 I can't go for that. No can do.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 29, 2012 12:13 PM (bnhBN)

52

Wow, you guys who live in non-Blue States? Your local media is like Bizarro Earth to me! It's incredible -- they actually say unhelpful things about Democrats

 

You have never read the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Its just like the New York Times, without twin asshats Paul Krugmann and Maureen Dowd.  That fishwrap would not endorse a conservative if their life depended on it.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at June 29, 2012 12:13 PM (OWjjx)

53 48 2. Prominent Dems are notorious for not paying their personal bills

----

Paying bills is for the little people.

How am I supposed to afford this Carribean rental property and four rent-controlled apartments if I have to pay taxes?

Posted by: Charlie Rangel at June 29, 2012 12:13 PM (e0xKF)

54

Ace:  ..."Wow, you guys who live in non-Blue States? Your local media is like Bizarro Earth to me! It's incredible -- they actually say unhelpful things about Democrats!"

 

Yeah, Ace.

I live in a red state....where the Dem politicians don't even say that they are Dems, when they are running for office.

 

Which is kinda funny, since the D-registered voters here still outnumber the R-registered ones.

Posted by: wheatie at June 29, 2012 12:14 PM (jPxSq)

55 Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog


You clearly hate America for not overreacting.

Posted by: Dr Spank at June 29, 2012 12:14 PM (I/Xad)

56 Repeal this with reconciliation and if any dems invoke the Byrd Rule, have the senate parliamentarian overrule them or find one that will, it has all been done before already!

Posted by: NWConservative at June 29, 2012 12:14 PM (M1gmo)

57 That, or the specific station is conservative leaning.

Umm, that's not it.  Columbia MO is our version of Berkeley.

Posted by: chemjeff at June 29, 2012 12:14 PM (LK3ef)

58 This may be a three Dos Equis night ...

Shit I might just do that on the drive home.

Posted by: CUS at June 29, 2012 12:14 PM (84pE9)

59
Oley, Oley, Oxen Free!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 29, 2012 12:14 PM (kdS6q)

60 Hey.  Anyone going to the Buffett concert tomorrow?

Posted by: CUS at June 29, 2012 12:14 PM (84pE9)

61 Houston Chron is teh Sux... and it has Teh Krug...

Posted by: cajun carrot at June 29, 2012 12:14 PM (UZQM8)

62 Soon

Posted by: November 6 at June 29, 2012 12:15 PM (UOM48)

63 62 Soon Posted by: November 6 at June 29, 2012 05:15 PM (UOM48 ) Heh, I like this sock...

Posted by: cajun carrot at June 29, 2012 12:15 PM (UZQM8)

64 “It’s a penalty, because you have a choice. You don’t have a choice to pay your taxes, right?”

Yes, Jay, actually I do, you fucking idiot.  If I don't want to pay sales tax, I choose not to buy something on which a sales tax is levied.  If I don't want to pay gasoline or cigarette taxes, I choose not to buy those.  For people with the means and/or willingness, if I don't want to pay income taxes, I choose not to have an income.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at June 29, 2012 12:15 PM (8y9MW)

65

"didn't think it was that obscure. are y'all just angry about the song? "

 

Nah. It's just facing the past can be...uncomfordable.

Posted by: HH at June 29, 2012 12:16 PM (v+ExF)

66 BFD.Bitches.

Posted by: Honey Tiberius Badger, drinker of mead at June 29, 2012 12:16 PM (GvYeG)

67 Hey. Anyone going to the Buffett concert tomorrow?>>

Warren does concerts?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at June 29, 2012 12:16 PM (tf9Ne)

68 John Barrow (D-GA) isn't even mentioning he's a Dem in his re-election ads.

And he voted with Issa and the Repubs yesterday.

Smell the fear.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2012 12:16 PM (UOM48)

69 Matheson runs as a fakey Republican here in Utah. I hope Mia Love kivks his a$$.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at June 29, 2012 12:17 PM (hZWla)

70 Umm, that's not it. Columbia MO is our version of Berkeley.

Then, if you're like Texas, she did something to tick off the reporter specifically, or the news station.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at June 29, 2012 12:17 PM (8y9MW)

71

Umm, that's not it. Columbia MO is our version of Berkeley.

 

Missouri is a great state except for Columbia, St. Louis and Kansas City. Thankfully, the rest of the state outnumbers those misguided enclaves.

 

Sadly, I live in Illinois, where we have the welfare state of Chicago dragging us down. I am 15 miles from the Missouri border and constantly beg Missouri to annex us.  They won't because between me and them is........East St. Louis. And no one wants that.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at June 29, 2012 12:17 PM (OWjjx)

72

Can you believe these assholes.


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Posted by: Moron.org at June 29, 2012 12:17 PM (pUOpM)

73 Umm, that's not it. Columbia MO is our version of Berkeley.

Posted by: chemjeff at June 29, 2012 05:14 PM (LK3ef)


Moreso then St. Louis or Jefferson City?

Posted by: Quilly Mammoth at June 29, 2012 12:17 PM (hesLf)

74 What they thought was a big victory for them is turning into an ass whooping.

Posted by: Honey Tiberius Badger, drinker of mead at June 29, 2012 12:17 PM (GvYeG)

75 Hall and Oates?  Isn't that kind of like watching a Chaz Bono dance video?

Posted by: Soona at June 29, 2012 12:17 PM (EuBkc)

76 Hall and Oates?? WTF?
Posted by: dantesed at June 29, 2012 05:05 PM (PgDVN)


****

Sara Smile is my favorite song and I don't care who knows it.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 12:18 PM (piMMO)

77 75 Hall and Oates? Isn't that kind of like watching a Chaz Bono dance video? Posted by: Soona at June 29, 2012 05:17 PM (EuBkc) And your point is?

Posted by: Generic Bwarney Frank Reply at June 29, 2012 12:18 PM (GkwjL)

78 In addition to my sister, bil, nephew, nephew's wife, in-laws and various other relatives in Missouri, my daughter will now vote in St. Louis.  And she's an R voter all the way.


Unfortunately, I'm stuck in Blue Connecticut but hopefully not for much longer.  Hubby wants out....bad.

Posted by: Tami at June 29, 2012 12:18 PM (X6akg)

79 75 Hall and Oates? Isn't that kind of like watching a Chaz Bono dance video?



*pours brain bleach into eyes....drinks the rest*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2012 12:18 PM (UOM48)

80

Columbia MO is our version of Berkeley.

Amherst/Northampton is the MA version of Cambridge.

Posted by: fluffy at June 29, 2012 12:19 PM (O6q63)

81 Oh my sock, My lovely sock You made me feel stupid again I love you like Cupid Though I feel stupid When my posts are not under my name. I feel so shitty when my posts are witty and no one knows who I am. Now you know it It was Oldsailors Poet. Forgetting his sock again.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Team Dagny at June 29, 2012 12:19 PM (9TTOe)

82 Unfortunately, I'm stuck in Blue Connecticut but hopefully not for much longer. Hubby wants out....bad.

Posted by: Tami at June 29, 2012 05:18 PM (X6akg




Come on down!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2012 12:19 PM (UOM48)

83 >>>Hall and Oates? Isn't that kind of like watching a Chaz Bono dance video? She/he did it in a minute.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 29, 2012 12:20 PM (bnhBN)

84 >>Since 1999, average student loan debt has increased by a shameful 511%

Odd how none of this "shame" falls on the scrunts who chose to borrow six figures to get a Womyn's Studies degree from Quaint Picturesque Private College with not a single thought as to how they were going to back it back.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at June 29, 2012 12:20 PM (ZKzrr)

85 Sarah Palin just put Bob Dickel on the Five some f'n knowledge about the death panels.  I loathe Dickel.

Posted by: huerfano at June 29, 2012 12:21 PM (bAGA/)

86 I'm also laughing cruelly at Robert Applebaum's "tiny staff." 

Posted by: HeatherRadish at June 29, 2012 12:21 PM (ZKzrr)

87 84 >>Since 1999, average student loan debt has increased by a shameful 511% Odd how none of this "shame" falls on the scrunts who chose to borrow six figures to get a Womyn's Studies degree from Quaint Picturesque Private College with not a single thought as to how they were going to back it back. Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at June 29, 2012 05:20 PM (ZKzrr) Have an acquaintance whose daughter is going to school - $62K a year. Will spend 248K for an English degree.

Posted by: The Huggable Robot Devil at June 29, 2012 12:22 PM (GkwjL)

88 Hall and Oates makes my ear bleed and I have a hearing loss.

Posted by: dantesed at June 29, 2012 12:23 PM (PgDVN)

89 Saw a story on Wed night on the local Seattle news that on the mandate specifically, local polling ran 2:1 against. Even in this deep blue area, people don't want that shit.

Posted by: Fred Rogers at June 29, 2012 12:23 PM (sL3OR)

90 Odd how none of this "shame" falls on the scrunts who chose to borrow six figures to get a Womyn's Studies degree>>

Or on the institutions of higher learning [sic] where tuition has risen at exponential rates.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at June 29, 2012 12:23 PM (tf9Ne)

91 Ace could have gone with the Zombies "She's Not There." But no. Anti-zombiist bigot.

Posted by: NAAZ, CAZR, NOZ, and LaZombia at June 29, 2012 12:23 PM (C8mVl)

92 Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at June 29, 2012 05:20 PM (ZKzrr) According to the Dems and OTax, they are children. How can 18 year old children be expected to take on such an issue? Think of the children Heather...the chillllddddreeeennnn

Posted by: cajun carrot at June 29, 2012 12:23 PM (UZQM8)

93 Oh my! They're on a roll. Two emails in less than half an hour.


Friend --

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Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 12:23 PM (piMMO)

94 Have an acquaintance whose daughter is going to school - $62K a year. Will spend 248K for an English degree.

Even JK Rowling would feel a huge hit paying off those loans.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at June 29, 2012 12:24 PM (e0xKF)

95 I have an idea for my next book!

Posted by: Where's Waldo at June 29, 2012 12:24 PM (JnNR4)

96 O/T Funny story time. OSP did the breaks on his car today. Proud of his manly man work and saving a couple of hundred bucks. Then he went to move the car and had to make a three point to get around the misses Mini Van. Forgot to pump the brakes and hit the misses mini van. There goes the savings and the manly satisfaction. Think I'll drink now.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Team Dagny at June 29, 2012 12:24 PM (9TTOe)

97 Claire McCaskill was not up for re-election in 2010, but Missouri did vote on Prop C: Shall Missouri statues be amended to deny the government authority to penalize citizens for refusing to purchase private health insurance or infringe upon the right to offer or accept direct payment for lawful healthcare services? Basically, a YES vote was against ObamaTax Yes: 71.1% No: 28.9%

Posted by: Stormy at June 29, 2012 12:24 PM (8J9h2)

98 89 Saw a story on Wed night on the local Seattle news that on the mandate specifically, local polling ran 2:1 against. Even in this deep blue area, people don't want that shit.

Berry interestink.

Any chance that Cantwell gets swept out as part of a landslide, if things turn against Barry?

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at June 29, 2012 12:25 PM (e0xKF)

99

So Missouri hasn't decided who is running against her yet?  I know there's a congressman who is running, and I think he's pretty solid, but the other candidate is a woman with crazy eyes. 

 

I don't know if anyone has really handicapped the race for the R nomination, but everyone seems to think the R candidate will win.  Miss Crazy-eyes scares me. 

Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2012 12:25 PM (TOk1P)

100 Heh.  On the scroll at the bottom of the news clip I see the MO OWSers are holding a statewide conference this weekend.

Load up on nose plugs and mace, Missourians.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2012 12:25 PM (UOM48)

101 Americans despise cowards.

Posted by: George S. Patton at June 29, 2012 12:25 PM (qwK3S)

102 ""I have an idea for my next book""


Mine would be titled "Democrats and the fucking jerkoffs who vote for them"

Posted by: Berserker at June 29, 2012 12:26 PM (FMbng)

103 Have an acquaintance whose daughter is going to school - $62K a year. Will spend 248K for an English degree.

A good friend of mine once said  "The world needs ditch diggers, too."

And taxi drivers.  Don't forget about taxi drivers.

Can said daughter work a stripper pole?

Posted by: CUS at June 29, 2012 12:26 PM (84pE9)

104 248K for an English degree. DaFuq?

Posted by: cajun carrot at June 29, 2012 12:27 PM (UZQM8)

105

I'm just wondering how that newscast got on the air.

 

Damn that was funny...

Posted by: HH at June 29, 2012 12:27 PM (v+ExF)

106 Where's my 'friend' Jimi Ray?

"But respecting Part III- A, the commerce clause and necessary and proper section, the decision notes that Roberts is writing for himself, not for a majority.  Furthermore, the Dissent is labeled as: “Justice Scalia, Justice Kennedy, Justice Thomas, and Justice Alito, dissenting.” It is not labeled as “dissenting in the judgment, concurring in part” or some permutation.

You cannot say it was the “opinion of the court” that the mandate violated the commerce clause. You have to cobble together sections where Roberts is writing for himself and the dissent (which did not formally join with Roberts), is writing for itself." -  Mark 'FuckYou' Levin


Gee, that punch to the nuts seems awfully familiar...

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at June 29, 2012 12:27 PM (famk3)

107 248K for an English degree.

DaFuq?


Don't forget the minor in Lesbian Art History.

Posted by: CUS at June 29, 2012 12:28 PM (84pE9)

108 105 248K for an English degree. DaFuq? Posted by: cajun carrot at June 29, 2012 05:27 PM (UZQM That's where two fools met. One for charging it and one for paying it.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Team Dagny at June 29, 2012 12:28 PM (9TTOe)

109 Have an acquaintance whose daughter is going to school - $62K a year. Will spend 248K for an English degree. Posted by: The Huggable Robot Devil at June 29, 2012 05:22 PM

As little as I like Garry Keillor, his English major jokes are hilarious.

Posted by: huerfano at June 29, 2012 12:28 PM (bAGA/)

110 >>Or on the institutions of higher learning [sic] where tuition has risen at exponential rates.

That doesn't really bother me.  They're charging what the market bears.

What bothers me is the federal government distorting that market.  And scrunts who think the rest of us should have to pay for their stupid choice to drop a quarter mil on a degree that might get them a $35k/yr job.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at June 29, 2012 12:28 PM (ZKzrr)

111 H8ers.  You're just out of touch.  http://scoamf.us/wG

Posted by: Daryl & John at June 29, 2012 12:29 PM (p18em)

112 Don Jr is getting an IT degree from a public college with low tuition and no debt


Daughter of Don got through four years of college ( public ) in three years, on scholarship. No debt ( part time job )


 If you plan and is, like, smart, you can Make Hay while the Sun shines

Posted by: Don in the Donner Pass at June 29, 2012 12:29 PM (Dll6b)

113 96-- I do hope that Mrs. OSP knows about this! Many, many years ago Mr. DeVille backed a car with its doors open out of a garage. Heh. I bring it up every time I do something ditzy or stupid, which, compared to him, is quite often. It's not much, but it's all I got.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2012 12:29 PM (C8mVl)

114 Or on the institutions of higher learning [sic] where tuition has risen at exponential rates.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at June 29, 2012 05:23 PM (tf9Ne)

 

 

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

 

 

Not to mention that these institutions are sitting on endowments worth billions.

Posted by: Soona at June 29, 2012 12:29 PM (EuBkc)

115 That's where two fools met. One for charging it and one for paying it. Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Team Dagny at June 29, 2012 05:28 PM (9TTOe) My degree in Management of Information Systems from ULL (Lafayette, LA) Cost me $12,000 tuition + whatever assraping in books, probably about $4-5k. What the hell man....

Posted by: cajun carrot at June 29, 2012 12:30 PM (UZQM8)

116 Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2012 05:29 PM (C8mVl) She does not. Mrs Sailor is UP NORT wit the youngins and left me the Mini Van to drive while I fixed my brakes. We will talk this evening.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Team Dagny at June 29, 2012 12:31 PM (9TTOe)

117 >>but what do you tell them to do, work at WalMart? Especially girls.

Girls? Get married to a man who studied something non-frivolous and have a family, in twenty years the bubble will have burst and you can start a second career.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at June 29, 2012 12:31 PM (ZKzrr)

118 To clarify I graduated 7 years ago. So my guess is its probably up to 24k

Posted by: cajun carrot at June 29, 2012 12:31 PM (UZQM8)

119 101 Americans despise cowards. Posted by: George S. Patton at June 29, 2012 05:25 PM (qwK3S) Now there's another thing I want you to remember: I don't want to get any messages saying that we are holding our position. We're not holding anything. Let the Dem do that. We are advancing constantly and we're not interested in holding onto anything except the enemy. We're going to hold onto him by the nose and we're going to kick him in the ass. We're going to kick the hell out of him all the time and we're going to go through him like crap through a goose. Now, there's one thing that you men will be able to say when you get back home. And you may thank God for it. Thirty years from now when you’re sitting around your fireside with your grandson on your knee, and he asks you: "What did you do in the great fight against Obama?" You won't have to say, "Well, I shoveled shit in Missouri." Alright, now you sons-of-bitches, you know how I feel. Oh... I will be proud to lead you wonderful guys into battle anytime, anywhere.

Posted by: George Smith Patton, Jr at June 29, 2012 12:31 PM (GkwjL)

120 One of our son's best friends just graduated with honors from Cornell.  He's got a sweet gig doing financial analytics for Caesars Entertainment in Vegas.

D'oh Boy's best friend just graduated sigma cum laude from Clemson in architecture and will return this fall on a full scholarship, receiving his masters in Health Care Design (both parents are physicians).

How I wish our son had taken the college path before going military.

*sigh*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2012 12:31 PM (UOM48)

121 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 05:11 PM (piMMO) ==== painful to read....

Posted by: do eet at June 29, 2012 12:31 PM (HOOye)

122 Many, many years ago Mr. DeVille backed a car with its doors open out of a garage.




I got one of those in my pocket too. 

Posted by: Tami at June 29, 2012 12:31 PM (X6akg)

123
How did McCrapskill survive her tax scandal?


Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2012 12:32 PM (84JKc)

124 but what do you tell them to do, work at WalMart? Especially girls.

First of all no one pays attention to where you went to college after you've been in a career for a couple of years. They judge you on your work. So Community College for the first 2 years and the cheapest school that is known for the specialty will get you just as far without the inflated cost. Well that is if you are not shooting for a job where connections count more than skill.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at June 29, 2012 12:32 PM (tf9Ne)

125 *sigh* Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2012 05:31 PM (UOM4 Your son will end up twice the man they will ever be.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Team Dagny at June 29, 2012 12:32 PM (9TTOe)

126 She does not. Mrs Sailor is UP NORT wit the youngins and left me the Mini Van to drive while I fixed my brakes. We will talk this evening. Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Team Dagny


Ummm, hey big guy. Wanna get me drunk and take advantage of me???

Posted by: mpfs at June 29, 2012 12:33 PM (iYbLN)

127

Get a degree in Medical Billing!

 

It's the future, folks...

Posted by: HH at June 29, 2012 12:33 PM (v+ExF)

128 Your son will end up twice the man they will ever be.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Team Dagny at June 29, 2012 05:32 PM (9TTOe




He already is. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2012 12:34 PM (UOM48)

129 55 Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog You clearly hate America for not overreacting. Posted by: Dr Spank at June 29, 2012 05:14 PM (I/Xad) ====== heh. (just catching up)

Posted by: do eet at June 29, 2012 12:34 PM (HOOye)

130 Ummm, hey big guy. Wanna get me drunk and take advantage of me??? Posted by: mpfs at June 29, 2012 05:33 PM (iYbLN) Um No. I bark my ass off between the railings of the porch. But I do not leave the porch.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Team Dagny at June 29, 2012 12:34 PM (9TTOe)

131 123--- "I got one of those in my pocket too." Heh! All you need is one good one! And they never get old! Decades!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2012 12:35 PM (C8mVl)

132 Ummm, hey big guy. Wanna get me drunk and take advantage of me???
Posted by: mpfs at June 29, 2012 05:33 PM (iYbLN)

Um No. I bark my ass off between the railings of the porch. But I do not leave the porch. Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Team Dagny


ROFLMAO

Posted by: mpfs at June 29, 2012 12:35 PM (iYbLN)

133 Have an acquaintance whose daughter is going to school - $62K a year. Will spend 248K for an English degree.


****

Saw a piece about tuition costs a couple of months ago wherein they spoke to a young lady who was departing Sarah Lawrence, the priciest college in the country, and heading directly to Harvard to pursue her doctorate in archeology.

Wanna bet she will end up teaching something about which she has little practical knowledge or digging in the dirt in a desert somewhere and living on grants?

A nearly $400k education in.. archeology.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 12:35 PM (piMMO)

134 So, what to drink tonight?  The same ol' wine, or gin and tonics with key limes?

November can't get here soon enough.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2012 12:36 PM (UOM48)

135 14 word statement, 40% approval rating when her Republican challenger isn't even known yet? Ha! Gottavlove those numbers!

Posted by: runningrn who is bad at math at June 29, 2012 12:36 PM (WGmy2)

136
wow this is pretty pretty prettyyyyyy good

Obama has the Democrats running for cover.

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2012 12:37 PM (84JKc)

137 >>Funny thing is, Columbia's actually one of the blue enclaves in Missouri

This can't be stressed enough, and makes it all the more remarkable.  KOMU is actually partially owned and operated by the University of Missouri (also in Columbia), and college students do some of the reporting/producing.

Also a fun fact about Columbia:  Remember the guy, Chuck, whom Biden asked to stand up, but couldn't because he was in a wheelchair?  He was a Dem state legislator whose district included Columbia.

Posted by: angler at June 29, 2012 12:38 PM (SwjAj)

138 Um No. I bark my ass off between the railings of the porch. But I do not leave the porch. Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Team Dagny at June 29, 2012 05:34 PM (9TTOe) My kinda guy right dere.....

Posted by: cajun carrot at June 29, 2012 12:38 PM (UZQM8)

139 Um No. I bark my ass off between the railings of the porch. But I do not leave the porch.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Team Dagny

I blame Tom Jones.  I'm listening to him sing Sexbomb on my iPod.

Posted by: mpfs at June 29, 2012 12:38 PM (iYbLN)

140
I feel pretty good we'll take the Senate -- like 60/40 chance. And we'll keep the House -- same 60/40 chance.

Still not confident about defeating Obama. Not enough people hate Obama or blame him for what's going on.

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2012 12:39 PM (84JKc)

141 Who's running against Claire? I'll donate to them.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 29, 2012 12:39 PM (DfJ0y)

142 Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2012 05:39 PM (84JKc) Whole lot different pulling a lever behind a curtain than some fucker that has your name and number calling you.

Posted by: cajun carrot at June 29, 2012 12:40 PM (UZQM8)

143 Wow.  Drudge had his second biggest day yesterday in his 17 year history.  Over 45 million hits from 115 countries.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2012 12:41 PM (UOM48)

144 I took my Mom to see Tom Jone on her 50th B-day. I had to talk her out of throwing her panties at the stage. The Therapy costs would have bankrupted me.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Team Dagny at June 29, 2012 12:41 PM (9TTOe)

145 134 Have an acquaintance whose daughter is going to school - $62K a year. Will spend 248K for an English degree. **** Saw a piece about tuition costs a couple of months ago wherein they spoke to a young lady who was departing Sarah Lawrence, the priciest college in the country, and heading directly to Harvard to pursue her doctorate in archeology. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 05:35 PM (piMMO) I think the school they mentioned was Sarah Lawrence.

Posted by: The Huggable Robot Devil at June 29, 2012 12:41 PM (GkwjL)

146 125--- " Well that is if you are not shooting for a job where connections count more than skill." Connections are fuzzy. Say, if you want to work in Charleston, SC, you might be better off with a degree from Coastal Carolina than Cornell. And then, there are many connections that have nothing to do with school, like church, clubs, political groups, etc.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2012 12:41 PM (C8mVl)

147 So, what to drink tonight? The same ol' wine, or gin and tonics with key limes?

Yes.

Posted by: beancounter at June 29, 2012 12:41 PM (p18em)

148 The same ol' wine, or gin and tonics with key limes?





Jane, if you go with the gin and tonics, I'm there!

Posted by: Tami at June 29, 2012 12:42 PM (X6akg)

149 I took my Mom to see Tom Jone on her 50th B-day. I had to talk her out of throwing her panties at the stage. The Therapy costs would have bankrupted me. Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Team Dagny


In the day the man was WOW.

Posted by: mpfs at June 29, 2012 12:42 PM (iYbLN)

150

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2012 05:39 PM (84JKc)

 

We need a non-bummer thread...

Posted by: HH at June 29, 2012 12:42 PM (v+ExF)

151 145 I took my Mom to see Tom Jone on her 50th B-day. I had to talk her out of throwing her panties at the stage. The Therapy costs would have bankrupted me.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Team Dagny at June 29, 2012 05:41 PM (9TTOe





Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2012 12:42 PM (UOM48)

152

 

From the video....."McCaskill lobbied the White House against chosing St. Louis as the site of the DNC convention".

 

Woah. I didn't know that.

Hmmm....I wonder how many other Dems did that? ....lobbied against their home state being host for the DNC convention.

Posted by: wheatie at June 29, 2012 12:42 PM (jPxSq)

153 So, what to drink tonight? The same ol' wine, or gin and tonics with key limes?


All of the above.

Posted by: mpfs at June 29, 2012 12:42 PM (iYbLN)

154 I wonder how long Ace's review of Magic Mike will be tomorrow.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at June 29, 2012 12:43 PM (tf9Ne)

155 Brandy and Coke 0, Always Brandy and Coke 0

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Team Dagny at June 29, 2012 12:43 PM (9TTOe)

156 154 mead

Posted by: Honey Tiberius Badger, drinker of mead at June 29, 2012 12:43 PM (GvYeG)

157 Jane, if you go with the gin and tonics, I'm there!

Posted by: Tami at June 29, 2012 05:42 PM (X6akg




Come on!  (Can you pick up extra ice on the way?  It's hotter than hell today.)

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2012 12:44 PM (UOM48)

158 Heh!
All you need is one good one!
And they never get old! Decades!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2012 05:35 PM (C8mVl)




Well, he doesn't know about the $125 ticket I got two weeks ago for being on my cellphone while driving.   Wait.....he's gotten one of those before also.



Phew!  I can keep the one in my pocket.

Posted by: Tami at June 29, 2012 12:44 PM (X6akg)

159 157

Jameson's

Posted by: mpfs at June 29, 2012 12:44 PM (iYbLN)

160

<i>Moreso then St. Louis or Jefferson City?</i>

 

St. Louis City is more Oakland-ish.

 

McCaskill is toast here.  She's trying to position herself as some sort of fiscal conservative, but she can't shed the votes she took on Obamacare and the porkulus.  And the TP is energized again.  She's gone, gone, gone.

Posted by: Jeffersonian at June 29, 2012 12:44 PM (gxCRt)

161 >>>Columbia MO is our version of Berkeley.

That's like saying cigarettes our your version of crack cocaine, just so not the same order of magnitude.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Lite! 98% Anger Free! at June 29, 2012 12:44 PM (0q2P7)

162 The college thing is tough. I agree about the 250K piece of useless paper, but what do you tell them to do, work at WalMart? Especially girls.


*****

Why, finishing school, my dear. It is crucial that a young lady comport herself with the utmost of grace and charm if she hopes to attract the attention of a respectable suitor.

Posted by: Miss Delilah Snootenberry's Finishing Academy at June 29, 2012 12:44 PM (piMMO)

163 Nothing screams gay like white bellbottom slacks. That's why I wore plain bellbottom slacks in the seventies.

Posted by: lowandslow at June 29, 2012 12:44 PM (5EhJq)

164 A nearly $400k education in.. archeology.

I need to find that Mad Magazine I've got somewhere about small-cost "feel good" projects and the eventual bill they leave us with.

My personal favorite was the one about student loans which ended up requiring a huge program to retrain unemployable PhD anthropologists who went to school under the aforementioned student loan program.

The article's picture was of a hobo holding a sign for "Hear about pygmy mating rituals - $0.15"

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at June 29, 2012 12:44 PM (e0xKF)

165 A michelada for me.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 29, 2012 12:44 PM (bnhBN)

166 Hehe, I counted at least 11 "McCaskill" name call outs in that 2 minute video, and a couple of "Claires." lol her name will be imprinted in your brain viewers...

Posted by: zombies at June 29, 2012 12:45 PM (HOOye)

167 That should have been plaid bellbottom slacks.

Posted by: lowandslow at June 29, 2012 12:45 PM (5EhJq)

168 Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2012 05:42 PM (UOM4

OK How do you make the surprised smiley. I've been trying for a while.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Lite! 98% Anger Free! at June 29, 2012 12:45 PM (0q2P7)

169

"Wow, you guys who live in non-Blue States? Your local media is like Bizarro Earth to me! It's incredible -- they actually say unhelpful things about Democrats!"

Believe me man, they might do that in Columbia Mo. but they sure as hell don't do it in StL.  A bigger bunch of lickspittles was never born.  Let me put it this way, Charles effin Jaco works for Fox in StL.  That lefty dickhead is their "political expert". 

Posted by: rickinstl at June 29, 2012 12:45 PM (0AEWQ)

170

Apropos of nothing in particular... well maybe my feelings for the media.

"Apparently the Germans thought that they would bomb everyone else, and no one would bomb them.  Last night, on my instructions, the RAF put an end to their delusions on that matter." - Churchill (paraphased)

The media seems to suffer from similar delusions.

Posted by: sherlock at June 29, 2012 12:45 PM (Xq2WY)

171 Why, finishing school, my dear. It is crucial that a young lady comport herself with the utmost of grace and charm if she hopes to attract the attention of a respectable suitor. Posted by: Miss Delilah Snootenberry's Finishing Academy at June 29, 2012 05:44 PM (piMMO) They refer to that as a MRS degree down here.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Team Dagny at June 29, 2012 12:45 PM (9TTOe)

172 Who's running against Claire? I'll donate to them. Posted by: FenelonSpoke We won't know until August. The Republican Primary for the Nat'l Senate race is August 7, 2012

Posted by: Stormy at June 29, 2012 12:45 PM (8J9h2)

173 Hmmm....I wonder how many other Dems did that? ....lobbied against their home state being host for the DNC convention.

Wild guess?  Ones in Indiana, Florida, and Ohio who actually survived the 2010 election cycle.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at June 29, 2012 12:45 PM (e0xKF)

174
Did she ever pay her back-taxes for her airplane?

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2012 12:46 PM (84JKc)

175 >>157

Wild Turkey 101.

Posted by: angler at June 29, 2012 12:46 PM (SwjAj)

176 I live in St. Louis county. She's done as long as this primary stays relatively clean. It's escalated a bit lately because it is very competive between 3 candidates, but we haven't crossed the threshold where it is totally out of control. What should help is none of the 3 are castle or murkowski style moderates, really. I think a consensus will form post primary and Claire will have to defend why she went full speed ahead with a bill 71% of voters repudiated.

Posted by: Dave S. at June 29, 2012 12:46 PM (pUAXu)

177 They refer to that as a MRS degree down here.

Had a bunch of my HS classmates who went off for that.

The fun part was when they hit junior year, with no prospects in sight, and were wondering "What the fuck do I do with a degree in interior design?"

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at June 29, 2012 12:46 PM (e0xKF)

178 For almost every situation there is an appropriate ABBA song.  And for those situations where there isn't, there's Hall and Oates.

Posted by: AOS Style Guide at June 29, 2012 12:48 PM (ZN5qR)

179 169 Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2012 05:42 PM (UOM4

OK How do you make the surprised smiley. I've been trying for a while.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Lite! 98% Anger Free! at June 29, 2012 05:45 PM (0q2P7




: eek : without the spaces

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2012 12:48 PM (UOM48)

180

Cape Fear:

C'mowt, C'mowt whe'evah ya are, counselah !

It's the "Show-me State" , right ?

Posted by: seamrog at June 29, 2012 12:48 PM (sidaN)

181
holy shit did you see what crude oil did today?

up $7

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2012 12:49 PM (84JKc)

182 I'm going to toast Katie Holmes for escaping crazy Tom Cruise and his Scientology cult.

*clink*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2012 12:49 PM (UOM48)

183 Missouri? Never heard of it.

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at June 29, 2012 12:49 PM (sL3OR)

184 Oh, boo hoo, Claire.  I'm drowining in my tears for you.  You're a statist hack and you deserve everything you get.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at June 29, 2012 12:49 PM (7qWDO)

Posted by: Honey Tiberius Badger, drinker of mead at June 29, 2012 12:49 PM (GvYeG)

186 without the spaces

Thanks

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Lite! 98% Anger Free! at June 29, 2012 12:50 PM (0q2P7)

187

 

Heh.

Eric Bolling handed a GIANT TEA BAG to Bob Beckel.....whereupon, Beckel quickly threw it over his shoulder and changed the subject.

Posted by: wheatie at June 29, 2012 12:50 PM (jPxSq)

188 Did Preznit BFD stop the Colorado fires today?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2012 12:50 PM (UOM48)

189 The article's picture was of a hobo holding a sign for "Hear about pygmy mating rituals - $0.15"


****

LOL!

These days, that might be just where she winds up!

Posted by: Miss Delilah Snootenberry's Finishing Academy at June 29, 2012 12:50 PM (piMMO)

190 >>Dave S. at June 29, 2012 05:46 PM

I am aware of Steelman and Bruner.  Who's the third?

Bruner's looking pretty good to me.  Former Marine and businessman - no political experience (a plus for me).

Steelman seems like she (and her politico husband) have been around for years, always pining for office.

Posted by: angler at June 29, 2012 12:50 PM (SwjAj)

191 Well, this is amusing. Clare tried this tactic in 04. She lost.

Carnahan tried this tactic in 08 for the Senate Campaign, running against noted RINO Corrupticrat Roy Blunt. Robin lost too. Of course, it didn't help that she came from a corrupticrat family as well.

Now McCaskill is trying this again...it's worked SO well in the past. We also might remember at this point that now Clare McCaskill is not only a tax-and-spend liberal. She's a tax-and-spend TAX CHEAT of a liberal. Hope you had fun in DC. You're done. There aren't enough dead in Saint Louis to fix the vote for you Clare.

Posted by: Shawn at June 29, 2012 12:51 PM (/lltO)

192 190 Hell no.  Jag off.

Posted by: Infidel at June 29, 2012 12:51 PM (O/fK8)

193 The only thing that would have made this news story better: if the news babe would have put finger quotes around "moderate Democrat" in the sentence "Claire McAskill was the first moderate democrat Senator nationally to support President Obama's candidacy."

Posted by: runningrn who is bad at math at June 29, 2012 12:51 PM (WGmy2)

194 Welcome to retirement, Clair Bear.

Posted by: Blanche Lincoln and Russ Feingold at June 29, 2012 12:51 PM (Bocv9)

195 Moreso then St. Louis or Jefferson City?

St. Louis - generalized urban shithole, it's liberal for all the wrong (and right) reasons, not specifically because of smarmy stuck-up college professors and their smug know-it-all Wymyn Stydyes college students, as in Columbia

Jeff City - state capital, i.e., den of iniquity.  Represented by R or D, doesn't really matter, it's always a corrupt SOB

Posted by: chemjeff at June 29, 2012 12:52 PM (LK3ef)

196 I'm going to toast Katie Holmes for escaping crazy Tom Cruise and his Scientology cult.

Shut up.  When did that happen?

Posted by: CUS at June 29, 2012 12:52 PM (84pE9)

197 How I wish our son had taken the college path before going military. *sigh* Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2012 05:31 PM (UOM4 My brother went that route, albeit he enlisted a couple of years after college and is now a 27 year old LCpl. He feels a little out of place but still loves it and is trying to figure out what to do next, whether or not to re-up or to move on to something new. He told me that if he had to do it all over again he would've gone Reserve first to get the GI Bill and then gone active duty after he graduated.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at June 29, 2012 12:52 PM (E1JyF)

198
Obama told Coloradoans that it's important that we all have each other's back.

Inspiring, ya?

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2012 12:52 PM (84JKc)

199

"Believe me man, they might do that in Columbia Mo. but they sure as hell don't do it in StL. A bigger bunch of lickspittles was never born."

 

*****

 

Hey, Larry Conners does great work and that guy who does "You Paid For It" (Elliot something....getting old sucks) kicks, ass, too.

Posted by: Jeffersonian at June 29, 2012 12:53 PM (gxCRt)

200 The feds should get out of the college loan and grant business altogether. Let the colleges themselves float the loans .... and take the bite when their anthropology majors default. Simple. This would give colleges greater incentive to graduate students and get them employed. But we know that.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2012 12:53 PM (C8mVl)

201

So, what to drink tonight? The same ol' wine, or gin and tonics with key limes?

Hopped-up IPAs.

 

Draught Guinness by the pint. Thank Arthur that I've got a gig tonight. Been  in a blue funk  since  The Decision yesterday.

 

Fortunately, a   gig  cures all ills.  I can take out my frustration on the drums. And look at  pretty girls who've had one too many drinks.  Did I say I love my job?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at June 29, 2012 12:54 PM (d0Tfm)

202 :eek

Posted by: Soona at June 29, 2012 12:54 PM (EuBkc)

203 One other facet to the scam is the old, "borrow a boatload to get a degree, never pay more than 5% of your income in repayments, and after 20 years have it completely forgiven" story.

What is indentured servitude, Alex?

Posted by: cthulhu at June 29, 2012 12:55 PM (kaalw)

204

200 Inspires me to fight like hell to defeat his ass in November.

 

12,000 has burned here about 30 miles up the road on the Western Slope.  Had I-70 closed for a while last night.

Posted by: Infidel at June 29, 2012 12:56 PM (O/fK8)

205 :eek

Posted by: Soona at June 29, 2012 05:54 PM (EuBkc)

 

 

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Posted by: Soona at June 29, 2012 12:56 PM (EuBkc)

206

In order of gone:

NE, MO, WI!, MT, ND, VA, FL

We are looking at ND and WI flipping from all-D to all-R in 2 years.

Posted by: CAC at June 29, 2012 12:56 PM (Bocv9)

207
"Whether it’s fires in Colorado or flooding in the northern parts of Florida, when natural disasters like this hit, America comes together. We all recognize that there but for the grace of God go I. We’ve got to make sure that we have each others’ backs."

--President Platitudes
today

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2012 12:56 PM (84JKc)

208 154 So, what to drink tonight? The same ol' wine, or gin and tonics with key limes? Red, red wine for me. Steaks on the grill. yeah, cliche

Posted by: but, I did make homemade frozen strawberry yogurt at June 29, 2012 12:56 PM (HOOye)

209 opps, 12,000 acres

Posted by: Infidel at June 29, 2012 12:57 PM (O/fK8)

210 Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2012 05:36 PM (UOM4

They say that key lime is the original lime for G&Ts, but I have never tried them. Is it worth the trouble?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at June 29, 2012 12:57 PM (nEUpB)

211

200
Obama told Coloradoans that it's important that we all have each other's back.

Inspiring, ya?

 

He also said that 'This is a good example of govt agencies working together'.

.....And in the background.....SCORCHED EARTH.

Posted by: wheatie at June 29, 2012 12:57 PM (jPxSq)

212
President I've Got Your Back

He says that a lot.

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2012 12:57 PM (84JKc)

213 Hall and Oats = Butt Metal

Posted by: Lemmy at June 29, 2012 12:57 PM (9rZJb)

214 We are looking at MO,NE,FL going from split D/R to all R for the first time in years, also in just 2 years time.

Posted by: CAC at June 29, 2012 12:57 PM (Bocv9)

215 Romney at 5.5Mil, 55K donors.  65% new donors.  Money Bomb.

Posted by: Not an (angry) Artist at June 29, 2012 12:58 PM (uRumV)

216
I'm just surprised Obama didn't use the opportunity to mention more battleground states rather than just Colorado and Florida.

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2012 12:58 PM (84JKc)

217 The same ol' wine, or gin and tonics with key limes?

A good single malt scotch, over ice, savored with reverence, to taste the peat and heather of a Scottish lea.

Posted by: Ombudsman at June 29, 2012 12:59 PM (AxHOT)

218 Chemjeff, calling chemjeff

Posted by: Jean at June 29, 2012 12:59 PM (+oKKW)

219 Fortunately, a gig cures all ills. I can take out my frustration on the drums. And look at pretty girls who've had one too many drinks. Did I say I love my job?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at June 29, 2012 05:54 PM (d0Tfm)

 

 

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

 

 

This is good to know, 'cause your nic was giving me a totally different  impression.

Posted by: Soona at June 29, 2012 12:59 PM (EuBkc)

220 They refer to that as a MRS degree down here.


****

What is an MRS degree?

Posted by: Miss Delilah Snootenberry's Finishing Academy at June 29, 2012 12:59 PM (piMMO)

221 MRS = Missus

Posted by: wheatie at June 29, 2012 01:00 PM (jPxSq)

222 They say that key lime is the original lime for GTs, but I have never tried them. Is it worth the trouble? Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at June 29, 2012 05:57 PM (nEUpB) ---------- It's worth it for key lime pie, but oh, so painful to squeeze all of those.

Posted by: but, I did make homemade frozen strawberry yogurt at June 29, 2012 01:00 PM (HOOye)

223

"Fortunately, a gig cures all ills. I can take out my frustration on the drums."

 

How does the old song go?

 

"I don't want to work, I want to bang on the drums all day".

 

Sounds fun. We could all probably use it.

 

Not to mention the women and drinks...

Posted by: HH at June 29, 2012 01:00 PM (v+ExF)

224 What is an MRS degree?

Posted by: Miss Delilah Snootenberry's Finishing Academy at June 29, 2012 05:59 PM (piMMO)

Missus degree. Expression popular in the 50s.   Go to college to snag a husband.

Posted by: Ombudsman at June 29, 2012 01:01 PM (AxHOT)

225 White House says it's not a tax.

http://tinyurl.com/7xg74p3

So if it's not a tax...where do we go to get the law struck down? Since it's not what the Supreme Court says it is?

Thanks a lot, Roberts.

Thank you so bloody much.

Posted by: Sgt. York at June 29, 2012 01:01 PM (pqW4Y)

226 I listened to the whole song - to see if I could get into Ace's head. Didn't work, I just teared up.

Posted by: but, I did make homemade frozen strawberry yogurt at June 29, 2012 01:02 PM (HOOye)

227 223 They refer to that as a MRS degree down here. **** What is an MRS degree? It's an advanced degree that one can get before even obtaining a bachelor's degree. There was a particular Bible College in Chicago my friend went to. Their motto was "Ring before spring!"

Posted by: runningrn who is bad at math at June 29, 2012 01:02 PM (WGmy2)

228 MRS = Mrs. The girl went to college to find a husband.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at June 29, 2012 01:02 PM (E1JyF)

229

215
President I've Got Your Back

He says that a lot.

 

He needs all the human shields he can get.

Posted by: wheatie at June 29, 2012 01:02 PM (jPxSq)

230 Too hot for scotch, vodka, double tonic w lime

Posted by: Jean at June 29, 2012 01:02 PM (+oKKW)

231 I am such a dork. I accept it.

Jonathan Hoenig just 'followed' me and I'm giddy as a school girl. He also follows five thousand other folks, but that doesn't matter to me.

He's my favorite Saturday morning economics guy, and I love the name of his company: CapitalistPig Asset Management

Posted by: Miss Delilah Snootenberry's Finishing Academy at June 29, 2012 01:03 PM (piMMO)

232 They say that key lime is the original lime for GTs, but I have never tried them. Is it worth the trouble?Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Key limes are what real limes taste like after they've gone moldy.  Use real limes for drinks and use the key limes to get the neighbor's dog off your front lawn.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at June 29, 2012 01:03 PM (famk3)

233 >>The girl went to college to find a husband.

Only reason a girl should go.

Posted by: HeatherRadish is still at work cleaning up other people's fucking mess at June 29, 2012 01:03 PM (ZKzrr)

234 Posted by: runningrn who is bad at math at June 29, 2012 06:02 PM (WGmy2)

"Wedding before spreading?"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at June 29, 2012 01:04 PM (nEUpB)

235

This is good to know, 'cause your nic was giving me a totally different impression.

 

Missed my frequent and numerous references to BackwardsGirl, did ya?  She's sitting right here, want to ask her how many times I've   had to "peel her off the ceiling?"

 

There's a saying amongst the gentlemen in my family that we're quite prolific for a reason  and the women have no complaints.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at June 29, 2012 01:04 PM (d0Tfm)

236 MRS=Mrs. or, "A ring by spring"

Posted by: Stormy at June 29, 2012 01:05 PM (8J9h2)

237

 

Okay...now bend over...that's it...this won't hurt a bit.

Posted by: President I've Got Your Back... at June 29, 2012 01:05 PM (jPxSq)

238 She's pretty much doomed anyway, unless they can cheat enough in St Louis. Actually the local press here in Salem isn't bad about reporting most stuff, even if they give it a spin. I don't mind slant nearly as much as blowing off news that upsets your side, at least you're doing your JOB when you report it, even if you show bias.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 29, 2012 01:05 PM (r4wIV)

239 Off snooty sock

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 01:07 PM (piMMO)

240 Missed my frequent and numerous references to BackwardsGirl, did ya? She's sitting right here, want to ask her how many times I've had to "peel her off the ceiling?"

There's a saying amongst the gentlemen in my family that we're quite prolific for a reason and the women have no complaints.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at June 29, 2012 06:04 PM (d0Tfm)

 

 

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

 

 

Have you told her that you play drums? 

Posted by: Soona at June 29, 2012 01:07 PM (EuBkc)

241 I got all these tomatoes off of somebody's patio yesterday - and I don't even like tomatoes. I think I'll just put them down the garbage disposal unless somebody else wants 'em?

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at June 29, 2012 01:07 PM (Qxdfp)

242 So if it's not a tax...where do we go to get the law struck down? Since it's not what the Supreme Court says it is? Yeah, it's even worse than that. The Obama administration specifically argued in the beginning that it wasn't a tax (because a suit against a tax cannot be brought until said tax is paid. Since these "taxes" don't kick in til 2014, the case would have been dropped if it was a tax). I think it's Jim Geragty from National Review that wrote an absolutely maddening article about this. Basically, Roberts declared it a tax in order to save this shitty piece of legislation, he was in essence legislating from the bench. Today, he made some joke about hiding out on some island somewhere to escape the wrath of conservatives. Absolutely appalling.

Posted by: runningrn who is bad at math at June 29, 2012 01:07 PM (WGmy2)

243 213 Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2012 05:36 PM (UOM4

They say that key lime is the original lime for GTs, but I have never tried them. Is it worth the trouble?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at June 29, 2012 05:57 PM (nEUpB




They're okay.  Husband bought a bag of them.  I just bought a Persian lime tree to plant in the yard.  We're going to have a record crop of lemons this fall, as well as oranges. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2012 01:07 PM (UOM48)

244 Check out this Old Grey Whistle Test performance.  It's priceless:  youtube.com/watch?v=TjOdZh7ujxc

Posted by: SFGoth at June 29, 2012 01:07 PM (dZ756)

245 Well, I'm making D'oh take me out to dinner.  He's not happy.  He's been out three nights this week with clients.  Too bad.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2012 01:08 PM (UOM48)

246 All you horticulture experts; what is the difference between a "key lime" and a regular "lime"?

Posted by: Vic at June 29, 2012 01:09 PM (YdQQY)

247 MRS=Mrs.

or, "A ring by spring"


****


Ahhhhhh. I see now.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 01:09 PM (piMMO)

248 Hall and Oates on a Friday evening at the HQ...I bet Ace is drinking a mojito.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2012 01:09 PM (8eGWb)

249  I got all these tomatoes off of somebody's patio yesterday - and I don't even like tomatoes. I think I'll just put them down the garbage disposal unless somebody else wants 'em?

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at June 29, 2012 06:07 PM (Qxdfp)

 

 

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

 

 

NO!  Don't throw them away.   Get up on your roof at night and throw them at passing cars.

Posted by: Soona at June 29, 2012 01:10 PM (EuBkc)

250 Key limes IMO are fantastic. The only problem (at least here) is they all flush out in early spring. So by mid-summer we got none. Little, round and yellow. Quite sweet. Got a huge bowl of them right now, still a few left on the tree. If you're looking for a strong lime flavor though, they really don't have it. Great for marinating too. Fantastic fajitas. Lime, garlic, chili, pepper and olive oil.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at June 29, 2012 01:10 PM (Qxdfp)

251 249 All you horticulture experts; what is the difference between a "key lime" and a regular "lime"?

Posted by: Vic at June 29, 2012 06:09 PM (YdQQY




Key limes are small and yellowish-skinned.  They grow primarily in S. FL.  They're hard little f*ckers to juice, but make the only really authentic key lime pie. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2012 01:11 PM (UOM48)

252

Have you told her that you playdrums?

 

Yup. Super  Glue is almost as handy as duct tape.

 

I am,  as she so deftly puts it,  rhythmic.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at June 29, 2012 01:11 PM (d0Tfm)

253 >>I got all these tomatoes off of somebody's patio yesterday - and I don't even like tomatoes.

Chuck 'em at my cow-orkers.

Posted by: HeatherRadish is still at work cleaning up other people's fucking mess at June 29, 2012 01:11 PM (ZKzrr)

254

Just my gut, but having lived in FL since 1968 and watching the changes around here, we're going all red this time, baby. 

Obama - gone

Bill Nelson - gone

Marco Rubio & Connie Mack our US senators (not the greatest overall, but solid on fiscal policy)

GOP has the state house and senate with very little chance of losing it in November

Rick Scott - Tea Party governor who gave the middle finger to Stedman and keeps cleaning up the voter rolls

And last, but certainly not least, Allen West!

We've come a long way from Flori-duh 2000

 

 

Posted by: Marybeth at June 29, 2012 01:11 PM (fkaOH)

255 #192-the other guy is Todd Akin. Rep for a district just west of St. Louis. I'm literally 2 blocks from being in his district but am stuck with Lacy Clay, who is an complete moron the city rubber stamps in every 2 years. Anyway, Akin is decent enough. He's not my choice because I think he is more animated by social issues and he's been just a little too much of a party man over the years an followed the party in directions I don't want to see them go again. Solid conservative voting record though and in the general I'd be fine with him. Brunnrr has the business background and is doing very well. I think he wants to follow the Ron Johnson mold. Missouri republicans tend to be pretty establishment so that would be a nice change. You're right the Steelman has been in office a long time and is somewhat connected, but probably not to the extent you might think. She challenged Hulsof, and lost, in a primary to take on Nixon. The big money went to Kenny Hulsof in that one and she put feelers out on challenging Roy Blunt and couldn't muster the support. She was state treasurer. She is an economist. It's probably who I will vote for. I'll tell you she is not a dynamo who will dazzle in speeches and debates but that is not to say she isn't sharp and isn't willing to attack. She's intelligent and savvy enough to put Claire on the defensive, which isn't all that hard to begin with, and the fiscal background is a good match for what this campaign needs to be about.

Posted by: Dave S. at June 29, 2012 01:11 PM (z+Xap)

256 As for costs of college for "gurls" instead of sending them to college get them a job in some place where they will meet lots of nice guys with jobs.


Restaurants are always good for this. And they are almost always hiring because turnover is high.

Posted by: Vic at June 29, 2012 01:11 PM (YdQQY)

257 249 All you horticulture experts; what is the difference between a "key lime" and a regular "lime"? Posted by: Vic at June 29, 2012 06:09 PM (YdQQY) http://keylime.com/klwp/

Posted by: but, I did make homemade frozen strawberry yogurt at June 29, 2012 01:11 PM (HOOye)

258

So, what to drink tonight? The same ol' wine, or gin and tonics with key limes?

Hepped up on goofballs.

Posted by: Ned Flanders at June 29, 2012 01:11 PM (O6q63)

259

Posted by: Vic at June 29, 2012 06:09 PM (YdQQY)

 

Key limes are much smaller and a bit more tart.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2012 01:12 PM (8eGWb)

260 221 Chemjeff, calling chemjeff

gotta run soon - what's up?

Posted by: chemjeff at June 29, 2012 01:12 PM (LK3ef)

261

245...Today, he made some joke about hiding out on some island somewhere to escape the wrath of conservatives. Absolutely appalling.

 

Yes, it's lovely here on Malta. I will be here the rest of the summer, teaching a class.

Posted by: The Dread Justice Roberts at June 29, 2012 01:12 PM (jPxSq)

262 Thanks Jane, have a good time for supper.

Posted by: Vic at June 29, 2012 01:12 PM (YdQQY)

263 Rick Scott - Tea Party governor who gave the middle finger to Stedman and keeps cleaning up the voter rolls


****

There are a lot of folks who don't like Rick Scott. I'm not one of them.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 01:13 PM (piMMO)

264 Stay cool, Vic.  It's hot as blazes here.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2012 01:13 PM (UOM48)

265 Thanks all

Posted by: Vic at June 29, 2012 01:14 PM (YdQQY)

266 >>Dave S. at June 29, 2012 06:11 PM

Thanks for the low-down.

Posted by: angler at June 29, 2012 01:14 PM (SwjAj)

267

There are a lot of folks who don't like Rick Scott. I'm not one of them.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 06:13 PM (piMMO)

 

I know lots of people don't like him, but he HAS told Stedman to stuff it.  Which should make up for a lot. 

Posted by: Marybeth at June 29, 2012 01:15 PM (fkaOH)

268 Stay cool, Vic. It's hot as blazes here.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2012 06:13 PM (UOM4


Still is here too. Its 103° in the shade now at 6:15.

Posted by: Vic at June 29, 2012 01:15 PM (YdQQY)

269 Key limes are much smaller and a bit more tart.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2012 06:12 PM (8eGWb)

 

 

Did someone say tart?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at June 29, 2012 01:16 PM (EuBkc)

270 Fuckitall, we need about 530 new Congressmen.

Posted by: Truman North, iPhone snob at June 29, 2012 01:16 PM (I2LwF)

271 I thought that Key Limes were a variety of limes that came from the Florida Keys.....with more sections in them, than the regular 'Persian' Lime.

Posted by: wheatie at June 29, 2012 01:17 PM (jPxSq)

272

Fuckitall, we need about 530 new Congressmen.

 

First we need about 25 buses and a cliff!

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2012 01:17 PM (8eGWb)

273 David Steinhof on the radio with Michael Graham this hour.  Listen live link in my sig.

Posted by: Truman North at June 29, 2012 01:18 PM (I2LwF)

274 Fluffy writes: 80 Amherst/Northampton is the MA version of Cambridge. Are you in MA? I'm in Maynard. Any way to arrange a Moron get-together on this forum? Just brainstorming, but might be fun.

Posted by: Boston12GS at June 29, 2012 01:18 PM (0VqvZ)

275 Key limes are full of keys. Hard on the teeth.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 29, 2012 01:18 PM (r4wIV)

276 I don't know why I and probably most of you am not more angry at Holder thumbing his nose at the people's House of representatives. I guess I've come to expect it.

Posted by: soothsayer at June 29, 2012 01:18 PM (p5cc/)

277 damn, now I've gone and ruined my new, kinder and gentler tone.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2012 01:19 PM (8eGWb)

278 I'm still so mad. I haven't been this pissed off since 9/11, just a fierce burning core of white hot rage that's eating through my gut. I want to hurt someone and I'm trying so hard to keep it down.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 29, 2012 01:19 PM (r4wIV)

279 Most Fast n' Fuckious to be studiously ignored by the MSM:

"“We just learned that ATF senior management placed two of the main whistleblowers who have testified before Congress about Fast and Furious under the supervision of someone who vowed to retaliate against them,” they wrote before describing how senior political figures have made dangerous threats before."

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at June 29, 2012 01:20 PM (famk3)

280 "Wedding before spreading?" LOL! That's great! O/T, but I just made the best chocolate chip cookies--tried a new recipe that has cake flour and regular flour. So delish!

Posted by: runningrn who is bad at math at June 29, 2012 01:20 PM (WGmy2)

281 Try again  Pixy ate my post


We don't need 530 new congressmen. We need an Article V convention. If we replaced every damn congressmen we have now, within a year they would be all like what we have now.


Washington seems like a big barrel designed to cause all the apples to rot.

Posted by: Vic at June 29, 2012 01:20 PM (YdQQY)

282

Are you in MA? I'm in Maynard. Any way to arrange a Moron get-together on this forum? Just brainstorming, but might be fun.

I'm about three towns away. You supporting Tom Weaver for Congress?

Posted by: fluffy, MA-3 at June 29, 2012 01:20 PM (O6q63)

283

Back in March, Verilli argued one day that the mandate WAS a tax, and the next day he argued that it wasn't a tax:

 

http://is.gd/aOcTsF

 

I guess they figured the "Schrodinger's cat" argument wasn't going to come back and bite them in the ass.

 

They  figured wrong.....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at June 29, 2012 01:21 PM (0xqzf)

284 279 I don't know why I and probably most of you am not more angry at Holder thumbing his nose at the people's House of representatives. I guess I've come to expect it. Posted by: soothsayer at June 29, 2012 06:18 PM (p5cc/) ----- I have already bust the scale on loathing him. Nowhere else I can go on either him or obama.

Posted by: but, I did make homemade frozen strawberry yogurt at June 29, 2012 01:22 PM (HOOye)

285 damn, now I've gone and ruined my new, kinder and gentlertone.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2012 06:19 PM (8eGWb)

 

 

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

 

 

Not to mention that your suggestion would certainly not be earth-friendly.

Posted by: Soona at June 29, 2012 01:22 PM (EuBkc)

286 Dave S,

I think either Brunner or Steelman would be a good candidate. But I'm for Brunner at this point because Missouri politics is so in-bred, in both parties, that I'd rather not poke the Establishment bear.

And unfortunately for Clair Bear, she tied herself to Obama in 08, and is standing on the trap door for a Pres. massively unpopular in this state. Simply running ads reminding people how she was Obama's 1st choice spokesperson in the last Pres. election will be enough to keep her in hiding.

Posted by: Shawn at June 29, 2012 01:23 PM (/lltO)

287 did they try looking for her at Golden Corral?

Posted by: Ron Fucking Swanson at June 29, 2012 01:23 PM (KHo8t)

288 258 As for costs of college for "gurls" instead of sending them to college get them a job in some place where they will meet lots of nice guys with jobs. Like a nice, cushy job at a strip club! Lots of men with jobs frequent strip clubs!

Posted by: runningrn who is bad at math at June 29, 2012 01:23 PM (WGmy2)

289 257--- One of my brothers lives in Florida. He and my SIL are Democrats but pretty centrist. They both supported Hillary in 2008 and then voted for Obama because Bush is bad..... and that O guy has a D after his name and the sky will fall if you vote for someone that doesn't have a D after their name even if you don't like him much after what he did to the precious D named Clinton and and and....... They really like Romney. Heh.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2012 01:23 PM (C8mVl)

290

259

I'm leaning toward Akin, personally. He voted against NCLB and the Wall Street bailout, so that makes me think he can defy party leaders when need be. I had the opportunity to meet Steelman once or twice and while she would be solid enough, she strikes me as a career politician who grabbed the Tea Party label for what it would do for her. Brunner I don't really know anything about, though I remember Dana Loesch interviewing him and he had a kind of go-along-to-get-along tone in his answers.

It goes without saying that they would all be better than that hack McCaskill, of course.

Posted by: T at June 29, 2012 01:23 PM (D3kCG)

291 They really like Romney. Heh. Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2012 06:23 PM (C8mVl) == But, can they pull the lever...?

Posted by: but, I did make homemade frozen strawberry yogurt at June 29, 2012 01:24 PM (HOOye)

292

@282

 

Maybe lure McCaskill out into the open....with some taxpayer provided Pork?

Posted by: wheatie at June 29, 2012 01:25 PM (jPxSq)

293 So if Claire McASSKill is retired, does that mean she will just sit around the house, eat Bon Bons with her feet propped up and get FAT?!!!

Posted by: runningrn who is bad at math at June 29, 2012 01:25 PM (WGmy2)

294 Posted by: runningrn who is bad at math at June 29, 2012 06:23 PM (WGmy2)


I guess I should have bolded and underlined "nice guys".

Posted by: Vic at June 29, 2012 01:26 PM (YdQQY)

295 well if Jean comes back, reach me at chem dot jeff at yahoo dot com

gotta run

Posted by: chemjeff at June 29, 2012 01:26 PM (LK3ef)

296 I know lots of people don't like him, but he HAS told Stedman to stuff it. Which should make up for a lot.


****

And turned down the federal funds for the bullet train.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 01:26 PM (piMMO)

297

OK, 'rons 'n 'ettes, I'm gettin' my rhythmic whitebread ass outta here. Gotta  pack up and drive to the other end of town, get set up and get as much Guinness in me as possible before 9:30. It's a daunting task, but I think I can do it.

 

Ya'll have  fun and try not to trash the place, 'k?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at June 29, 2012 01:26 PM (d0Tfm)

298 "Sweep the piano leg, Johnny!"

Posted by: runningrn who is bad at math at June 29, 2012 01:27 PM (WGmy2)

299 DNC hold your meeting in Detroit, a future look at 4 more years of tyranny.

Posted by: Clemenza at June 29, 2012 01:27 PM (qA9lG)

300 Friday night is stay at home movie night for us. Chillin' on the couch. Source Code on blu-ray. Hope it's good. Have a great weekend, all.

Posted by: but, I did make homemade frozen strawberry yogurt at June 29, 2012 01:27 PM (HOOye)

301 hello claire? hello hello anyone there? claire -been trying to reach you--need your support---remember all the good times on my plane during the campaign??--hello --claire claire --claire............

Posted by: barry obama soetoro at June 29, 2012 01:28 PM (KOkxh)

302 And unfortunately for Clair Bear, she tied herself to Obama in 08, and is standing on the trap door for a Pres. massively unpopular in this state. Simply running ads reminding people how she was Obama's 1st choice spokesperson in the last Pres. election will be enough to keep her in hiding.

Posted by: Shawn at June 29, 2012 06:23 PM (/lltO)

 

 

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

 

 

It looks as though many dems are, for the first time, learning that their choices really do have consequences.

Posted by: Soona at June 29, 2012 01:28 PM (EuBkc)

303 Holy shit! Fast and Furious blowing wide open. Twitter atwitter at cover-ups, planned retaliation.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 01:29 PM (piMMO)

304

Posted by: runningrn who is bad at math at June 29, 2012 06:20 PM (WGmy2)

 

Try this recipe when you get a chance. 

 (...and add a good splash of bourbon)

http://preview.tinyurl.com/cva4dbn

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2012 01:29 PM (8eGWb)

305 If I'm telling tales the morons already know then skip the link. I've been out all day and am catching up.

SCOAMT is spending teh 4thof July in Paris, yes France, doing fundraising according to this Breitbart piece:

http://tinyurl.com/7xhb9uk

Posted by: Retread at June 29, 2012 01:29 PM (I2fq9)

306 >>So if Claire McASSKill is retired, does that mean she will just sit around the house, eat Bon Bons with her feet propped up and get FAT?!!!

She'll become a lobbyist at three times her present salary.

Posted by: HeatherRadish is still at work cleaning up other people's fucking mess at June 29, 2012 01:29 PM (ZKzrr)

307 I guess I should have bolded and underlined "nice guys". I'm sure all the guys who frequent those places are "nice family men"--just like the girls who work there are all young innocents working their way through college...or...er..."wife school". Heh!

Posted by: runningrn who is bad at math at June 29, 2012 01:30 PM (WGmy2)

308 >>SCOAMT is spending teh 4thof July in Paris, yes France, doing fundraising

They don't even bother to hide the foreign donations anymore, do they?  At least Clinton and Gore had the decency to have their foreign donations funneled through a "businessman."

Posted by: HeatherRadish is still at work cleaning up other people's fucking mess at June 29, 2012 01:31 PM (ZKzrr)

309

SCOAMT is spending teh 4thof July in Paris, yes France, doing fundraising according to this Breitbart piece:

 

Probably bunking at Suha Arafat's  pad.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2012 01:31 PM (8eGWb)

310

Source Code

 

You'll have to suspend a lot of disbelief. 

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at June 29, 2012 01:33 PM (Ec6wH)

311 Maybe lure McCaskill out into the open....with some taxpayer provided Pork?

Posted by: wheatie at June 29, 2012 06:25 PM (jPxSq)

 

 

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

 

 

Nah.  Just regular ole pork'll do.  Drag a porkroast throught the parking lot.....she'll come out.

Posted by: Soona at June 29, 2012 01:33 PM (EuBkc)

312 309 I thought is was illegal to accept overseas donations?

Posted by: Infidel at June 29, 2012 01:33 PM (O/fK8)

313 #290 and #294 - it sounds like we might all be canceling each other out in the primary. I'll say I'd prefer any of the 3 to Blunt, and this is the strongest primary field I recall having to choose from. And I think that right there says it all. You get a field like this because the seat is there for the taking. As long as the candidates punch above the belt in the primary, Claire is done.

Posted by: Dave S. at June 29, 2012 01:33 PM (EYfcP)

314 The funny part, that's a Columbia station and that's *not* the conservative part of the state. It isn't downtown St. Louis or KC or anything like that, but there's a lot of granola professor types at Mizzou. 

Growing up around Joplin, I was probably 16 or 17 before I realized there still was such a thing as a liberal Democrat.  I mean, my dad was a Reagan Democrat but that was only because Harry Truman dropped the bomb while he was sitting on Tinian shining up his bulldozer to clear tank traps in the invasion of mainland Japan.

But honest to god pinkos, I never met one until I went to college.

Posted by: DanInMN at June 29, 2012 01:34 PM (HQzCT)

315 @ 316 So did I. But who's going to prosecute him? Holder?

Posted by: Retread at June 29, 2012 01:34 PM (I2fq9)

316
#307

Holy shit! Fast and Furious blowing wide open. Twitter atwitter at cover-ups, planned retaliation.

Never heard of it. But you might be interested in our expose' on Mitt Romney's underwear. Tonight at 8, and 11!

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at June 29, 2012 01:35 PM (L7hol)

317 319. Point well taken.  How far we have fallen as a nation.

Posted by: Infidel at June 29, 2012 01:35 PM (O/fK8)

318 Don't forget the minor in Lesbian Art History.
I'm working on one of those myself... online.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 29, 2012 01:35 PM (nrW1y)

319

SCOAMT is spending teh 4thof July in Paris, yes France, doing fundraising according to this Breitbart piece:

Romney should spend the 4th in Paris.

Sorry, Tennessee and Texas, Paris, NH is in a battleground state.

Posted by: fluffy at June 29, 2012 01:35 PM (O6q63)

320 Hey Claire? 

Do ya need me to cut another commercial for ya?

I can lay off my meds again so I'll be shaking like a $3 vibrator. That would make a really good "ObamaCare, Because Claire Cares" video don't ya think?

Call me. We'll do lunch with Clooney!

 

Posted by: Michael J Fox at June 29, 2012 01:35 PM (soZKf)

321 Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2012 06:29 PM (8eGWb) Thanks, Garrett! I bookmarked that. I need to get a bigger cookie scooper (I have the small one from Pampered Chef). So bourbon as the accompanying beverage?--I know, in lieu of the vanilla, still with the Obamacare Decision, they might go better with a tall glass of bourbon instead of milk!

Posted by: runningrn who is bad at math at June 29, 2012 01:36 PM (WGmy2)

322

315....Nah. Just regular ole pork'll do. Drag a porkroast throught the parking lot.....she'll come out.

 

Then tag her like a heffer.....with a tracking device.

Posted by: wheatie at June 29, 2012 01:36 PM (jPxSq)

323 Wild Turkey 101?  Is that an ornithology course?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at June 29, 2012 01:37 PM (7XWwv)

324 295 ---"But, can they pull the lever...?" I believe they not only CAN, but WILL. They are both sick of the class warfare stuff. My SIL is a geriatric nurse and does not like Obamacare at all.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2012 01:37 PM (C8mVl)

325

Weasel Zippers is also reporting on George Clooney holding a fundraiser in Geneva, Switzerland. (Supposedly of ex-pat Americans. Yeah. Right.)

Posted by: andycanuck at June 29, 2012 01:37 PM (nrW1y)

326 Ya'll have fun and try not to trash the place, 'k?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at June 29, 2012 06:26 PM (d0Tfm)

Go spank your skins!


Posted by: Ombudsman at June 29, 2012 01:37 PM (AxHOT)

327 Cool.  "Modern Marvels" doing a show on bombs.

Posted by: Soona at June 29, 2012 01:37 PM (EuBkc)

328 Smell the fear.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 29, 2012 05:16 PM (UOM4  

Jane... that's the smell of the Donks crapping in their Depends....

Posted by: Choomer in Chief at June 29, 2012 01:38 PM (Jls4P)

329 I can lay off my meds again so I'll be shaking like a $3 vibrator. That would make a really good "ObamaCare, Because Claire Cares" video don't ya think? I am stwangely awoused! Cut, Jib, Newslettew!

Posted by: Bawney Fwank at June 29, 2012 01:38 PM (WGmy2)

330

Romney should spend the 4th in Paris.

Is there is Paris, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Posted by: fluffy at June 29, 2012 01:38 PM (O6q63)

331 Then tag her like a heffer.....with a tracking device. Posted by: wheatie at June 29, 2012 06:36 PM (jPxSq) Eat moar chikenz...

Posted by: chic-fil-a cow at June 29, 2012 01:38 PM (mO2XR)

332 Flint, MI rated as the number 10 most violent city in the WORLD.

http://bit.ly/Ja5B1j

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 01:39 PM (piMMO)

333 You know, one of the players from the Miami Heats, a very close and personal friend of mine, suffers from a congenial disease.

This is why you should re-elect me.

Posted by: Barky O'bismal at June 29, 2012 01:39 PM (L7hol)

334 Then tag her like a heffer.....with a tracking device.

Posted by: wheatie at June 29, 2012 06:36 PM (jPxSq)

 

 

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

 

 

I'm old school.  Just brand her and stick a locator beacon up her butt. 

Posted by: Soona at June 29, 2012 01:40 PM (EuBkc)

335

?--I know, in lieu of the vanilla

 

If you are going to skip the vanilla, outright, I'd steep a vanilla bean in the bourbon for 24 hrs prior to use. 

I keep an old Extract bottle filled with Blanton's and a split vanilla bean handy for just such occasions.

As for the scoop, I just use a (giant) heaping tablespoon and roll into a ball, then flatten lightly  before baking.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2012 01:40 PM (8eGWb)

336 Okay, now that the story of fast and furious has moved on from the attorney general of the united states sending untracked guns to mexican drug cartels for the purposes of murdering people like border agent Brian terry in order for the president to abridge the second amendment to the racism of republicans, we will have the full story when we come back from commercial.

Posted by: MSM Reporter at June 29, 2012 01:40 PM (I2LwF)

337 http://bit.ly/Ja5B1j Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 06:39 PM (piMMO) Why am I not shocked at #1

Posted by: cajun carrot at June 29, 2012 01:41 PM (mO2XR)

338

323

Romney should spend the 4th in Paris.

Sorry, Tennessee and Texas, Paris, NH is in a battleground state.

 

That's an excellent idea, fluffy.

There are a lot of little towns across the country named 'Paris'...to choose from.

There's one in Arkansas, too, iirc.

Posted by: wheatie at June 29, 2012 01:41 PM (jPxSq)

339

I see there is Paris, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

FIFM

Posted by: fluffy at June 29, 2012 01:41 PM (O6q63)

340 They don't even bother to hide the foreign donations anymore, do they? At least Clinton and Gore had the decency to have their foreign donations funneled through a "businessman." Most transparent president evah! Why go through all that rigamorole like last election? It's not like anyone's going to check or if there will be any consequences. Besides, Buddhist Temples are so last decade!

Posted by: runningrn at June 29, 2012 01:41 PM (WGmy2)

341 July 4 in Paris. Unbelievable. Man, if only we had a media to inform people of these things,.........

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2012 01:41 PM (C8mVl)

342 runningrn!!! Sorry. I mean runningrn!!! Mo. is right next door. All I gotta do is open the door and - "Hey you guys, get rid of that libiot." There, that outta do it.

Posted by: teej at June 29, 2012 01:42 PM (9ek7+)

343 Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2012 06:40 PM (8eGWb) Thank you! So you are adding vanilla and bourbon then?

Posted by: runningrn at June 29, 2012 01:43 PM (WGmy2)

344 Posted by: teej at June 29, 2012 06:42 PM (9ek7+) Well, good afternoon to you, Teej! Hope you are doing well!

Posted by: runningrn at June 29, 2012 01:44 PM (WGmy2)

345 Posted by: runningrn who is bad at math at June 29, 2012 06:20 PM (WGmy2)

I am strictly an all-purpose flour guy for my chocolate chip cookies.

How do these differ from the typical?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at June 29, 2012 01:44 PM (nEUpB)

346
#344

The solution here, is have Romney do the exact same things O'blarney is doing.....and then make a campaign commercial out of it:  "We took in mumble-ty mumble thousand dollars in just X days, all from foreign sources. Then we stopped. Your President has been doing this non-stop since 2008. How much foreign money is in his pocket?"

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at June 29, 2012 01:45 PM (L7hol)

347

July 4 in Paris.
Unbelievable.

Man, if only we had a media to inform people of these things

Today the President was in Paris, demonstrating his broad-mindedness, showing all of us that the desire for single payer health care is truly international.

In other news, the flailing Romney campaign was lost in some small town off the interstate.

Posted by: MSM at June 29, 2012 01:46 PM (O6q63)

348 Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2012 06:40 PM (8eGWb)

That is the perfect technique, and I don't have any idea why.

I also make huge batches of cookies, freeze them, and defrost slightly before flattening and baking. It is great for showing off, when we have unexpected company and I serve hot chocolate chip cookies.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at June 29, 2012 01:47 PM (nEUpB)

349 And that's what I get for "saving" your nic in this phone. The first one was supposed to be rubbing. Would have been funny too. Glad to see ya kid.

Posted by: teej at June 29, 2012 01:47 PM (ETWo2)

350 How do these differ from the typical? They seem lighter (in a good way), still chewy, but maybe a little dryer. They didn't flatten out in the oven either. Very nice, rich texture with perhaps a lighter crumb.

Posted by: runningrn at June 29, 2012 01:48 PM (WGmy2)

351 Nuts to you guys. I like Hall & Oates.

Posted by: Colonel32 at June 29, 2012 01:48 PM (dfQ4e)

352

So you are adding vanilla and bourbon then?

 

You are welcome rn -  Yes..about 2/3 of a tsp of each. 

Unless I have whole vanilla  beans around...then I scrape 1/2 a bean and use all bourbon in lieu of  extract.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2012 01:49 PM (8eGWb)

353 Posted by: runningrn at June 29, 2012 06:48 PM (WGmy2)

My traditional cookies are fantastic, but they are flat because of all the butter. Where did you find this recipe?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at June 29, 2012 01:49 PM (nEUpB)

354

Very nice, rich texture with perhaps a lighter crumb.

 

But how's the finish? 

Posted by: Cookie Snob at June 29, 2012 01:50 PM (8eGWb)

355 garrett drinks Blantons. I knew I liked the cut...

Posted by: teej at June 29, 2012 01:50 PM (ETWo2)

356 maybe the HHS can spend millions on Obamacare commercials for her.

Posted by: Avi at June 29, 2012 01:51 PM (51xVX)

357 Here's the recipe: 2 C minus 2 tablespoons cake flour 1 2/3 C bread flour 1 1/4 tsp baking soda 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 tsp coarse salt 2 1/2 sticks (1 1/4 cups) unsalted butter 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/4 pounds bittersweet chocolate (I used Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips ) Sea salt Instructions Sift flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Set aside. In your mixer with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars together until very light, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Add chocolate chips and mix until incorporated. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 24 to 36 hours. (or just a few hours if you can't wait!) Dough may be used in batches, and can be refrigerated for up to 72 hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat. Scoop dough (the size of generous golf balls) or about 1/3 cup onto baking sheet, making sure to turn horizontally any chocolate pieces that are poking up; it will make for a more attractive cookie. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt and bake until golden brown but still soft, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer sheet to a wire rack for 10 minutes, then slip cookies onto another rack to cool a bit more. Repeat with remaining dough, or reserve dough, refrigerated, for baking remaining batches the next day. Enjoy! Copyright © YourHomeBasedMom

Posted by: runningrn at June 29, 2012 01:51 PM (WGmy2)

358 Posted by: runningrn at June 29, 2012 06:48 PM (WGmy2)

My traditional cookies are fantastic, but they are flat because of all the butter. Where did you find this recipe?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at June 29, 2012 06:49 PM (nEUpB)

 

My wife puts some oatmeal in the choc chip cookies.. keeps em chewy and MMMM..

Posted by: The Jackhole at June 29, 2012 01:52 PM (nTgAI)

359 Posted by: Sticky Wicket at June 29, 2012 06:45 PM (L7hol) Bet none of it is German

Posted by: cajun carrot at June 29, 2012 01:53 PM (mO2XR)

360 Very nice, rich texture with perhaps a lighter crumb.

But how's the finish?

Posted by: Cookie Snob

** golf clap **

Posted by: fluffy at June 29, 2012 01:54 PM (O6q63)

361

I switched over to Guittard for Milk Choc. Chips.  It's a bigger chip. 

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2012 01:54 PM (8eGWb)

362 I love Nuts and Oates too!

Posted by: wilford brimley at June 29, 2012 01:55 PM (nrW1y)

363 WAY O/T but....All of Ann Curry's liberal cocksucking and she was still walked out of the Today show.  I wonder what she thinks of being unemployed in Obama's America?

Posted by: bicentennialguy at June 29, 2012 01:55 PM (7qWDO)

364
My wife puts some oatmeal in the choc chip cookies.. keeps em chewy and MMMM..


****

Oatmeal chocolate chip are my favorite!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 01:55 PM (piMMO)

365 362-- "... oatmeal in the choc chip cookies..." Sounds delish! But hold the chocolate.

Posted by: Sarah Jessica Parker at June 29, 2012 01:56 PM (C8mVl)

366

Your wife is into oatmeal, is she?

;^)

Posted by: wilford brimley at June 29, 2012 01:57 PM (nrW1y)

367 “It’s a penalty, because you have a choice. You don’t have a choice to pay your taxes, right?” [Jay] Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One. Yeah. The White House spits in the eye of the SCOTUS." Wait, does that mean if it was a penalty instead of a tax, I wouldn't have to pay it if I didn't want to?

Posted by: cheetah at June 29, 2012 01:57 PM (zXhtZ)

368 Seriously? Exactly what person in Obama's inner circle thought "hey, let's celebrate America's Independence in France in an election year?" It makes no sense. This has got to be a mistake, someone is misunderstanding his schedule or something. Because, no way would a US President campaigning in a fairly tough race for re-election go to France on such an important day in the US.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at June 29, 2012 01:57 PM (RZ8pf)

369 355--Oooh! I love Oates too!

Posted by: Sarah Jessica Parker at June 29, 2012 01:58 PM (C8mVl)

370 Issa, Grassley release details about retaliations, cover-up:  http://thedc.com/NMe4Eq

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 01:58 PM (piMMO)

371

Oatmeal chocolate chip are my favorite!

 

Choc Chips and Coconut in Oatmeal Cookies I can do...

but I prefer Raisins that are soaked in the aforementioned Vanilla/Bourbon goodness for a few hours.  Also, freshly grated  cinnamon...it makes all the difference.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2012 01:58 PM (8eGWb)

372 Your wife is into oatmeal, is she?
;^)

Posted by: wilford brimley at June 29, 2012 06:57 PM (nrW1y)


***


LOL!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 01:59 PM (piMMO)

373 More an oatmeal/raisin kind of guy. They got a purty good resapee on that, that, well it's not a box. That round thing the oatmeal comes in. Just double the raisins and there ya go. I miss my wife.

Posted by: teej at June 29, 2012 01:59 PM (Xfofp)

374 Your wife is into oatmeal, is she?
;^)

Posted by: wilford brimley at June 29, 2012 06:57 PM (nrW1y)

 

And cocoons

Posted by: The Jackhole at June 29, 2012 01:59 PM (nTgAI)

375 Obama thinks July 14th is America's special day, PGiS, the quattro di Julio.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 29, 2012 01:59 PM (nrW1y)

376 My traditional cookies come out of a bag...there's usually a sticker on the side...it says 'Price Reduced!'. Also, where Teh Fcuk is my free health care?

Posted by: Aging Hippy Douche at June 29, 2012 01:59 PM (L7hol)

377 "I love Nuts and Oates too!"
That's all you could eat after that beatdown you got in The Firm, Brimley

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 29, 2012 02:00 PM (r4wIV)

378 F**k her. F**k all democrats. And when my July paycheck gets deposited by the 1st, I'm going to meet Ace's challenge and donate to those repub senate candidates. Well, I have to make the donation fast before I have a chance to do what my grandma warned me about, squander the money on foolishness. Romney's also gettin' some.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 29, 2012 02:00 PM (V/Aej)

379 Seriously? Exactly what person in Obama's inner circle thought "hey, let's celebrate America's Independence in France in an election year?" It makes no sense. This has got to be a mistake, someone is misunderstanding his schedule or something. Because, no way would a US President campaigning in a fairly tough race for re-election go to France on such an important day in the US.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at June 29, 2012 06:57 PM (RZ8pf)

 

Did they actaully say he his self. I saw a headline that said Obama campaign

Posted by: The Jackhole at June 29, 2012 02:00 PM (nTgAI)

380 Seriously? Exactly what person in Obama's inner circle thought "hey, let's celebrate America's Independence in France in an election year?" It makes no sense. This has got to be a mistake, someone is misunderstanding his schedule or something. Because, no way would a US President campaigning in a fairly tough race for re-election go to France on such an important day in the US.


****

If he begins to believe he will lose, expect him to complete a world tour, at our expense, before he's out of office.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 02:01 PM (piMMO)

381

373 355--Oooh! I love Oates too!
Posted by: Sarah Jessica Parker

Well, then saddle up little lady.

Posted by: wilford brimley at June 29, 2012 02:01 PM (nrW1y)

382

anyone here ever hear the Howard Stern / Wiford Brimley,  'go ahead and put my oatmeal in a thermos' routine?'. 

 Almost drove off the Palisades Parkway and into the Hudson that morning!  There were people pulled off the Parkway everywhere that morning...side of the road,  in the median ALL laughing so hard they couldn't drive.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2012 02:02 PM (8eGWb)

383 Teh Viscount de Krugman shows his superiority complex:

"But the real winners are ordinary Americans — people like you."

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and all that at June 29, 2012 02:02 PM (CP+yl)

384 Oh, and local news whether newspapers or tv is always more unbiased than national. Local CBS stations are linked on Drudge. It's the nationals that are the biggest douchebags. I think it has something to do with their arrogance.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 29, 2012 02:03 PM (V/Aej)

385 Is the lovely FLOTUS going to Paris with him? Probably not since she's already scheduled for a huge vacation in London.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2012 02:03 PM (C8mVl)

386 New CAC poll up.

Posted by: Vic at June 29, 2012 02:04 PM (YdQQY)

387 My poop tastes like oatmeal cookies.

And my doorknobs kabble my jibberwatz in the who whatz it gow.

Flubber nighzer willobury tigum bottom hose ban &(HTYU$$%DFFG


Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at June 29, 2012 02:04 PM (soZKf)

388 So garrett, what do you do with the vanilla/Blantons after soaking the raisins? Do I dare try a sip?

Posted by: teej at June 29, 2012 02:04 PM (Xfofp)

389 You have to pass the fart to smell what's in the fart.


hee hee hoo hoo how how chugga nutzzz!

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at June 29, 2012 02:06 PM (soZKf)

390


Probably not since she's already scheduled for a huge vacation in London.

 

Don't even try...She won't fit.

Posted by: Chunnel Authority at June 29, 2012 02:06 PM (8eGWb)

391 Claire McCaskill is a democrat.  Ergo, F*&^ her, she is my enemy.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at June 29, 2012 02:06 PM (/i3Yt)

392

OK, checked his "official" schedule. He will be at the White House to celebrate his daughter's birthday, and host a BBQ for military families.

 

Yeah, didn't think anyone was that dumb, even him.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at June 29, 2012 02:06 PM (RZ8pf)

393 And regarding local blue state media coverage. You should hear what Chicago radio station talent has to say about Jesse Jackson and his son Jesse Jr. Everyone in Chicago, including white liberals knows that the Reverend is a shakedown artist. He threatens businesses with boycotts for being racist. Then they have to give concessions which involve hiring people of color. Then a member of his own family gets a lucrative job. And Jesse Jr. is only in place because of his Daddy. You know, kind of what Megs McCain is aiming for.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 29, 2012 02:07 PM (V/Aej)

394

Do I dare try a sip?

 

Oh, it won't hurt you...I use it in the cookies, of course! 

But it would be a shame to waste any Blanton's that was left over after dosing the cookies.

Other than that, though I use the Recipe Wilford recommended above...with an extra 1/4 cup of flour.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2012 02:08 PM (8eGWb)

395 Thank you sir.

Posted by: teej at June 29, 2012 02:09 PM (Xfofp)

396 It finally dropped below 100 now.

Posted by: Vic at June 29, 2012 02:10 PM (YdQQY)

397 And regarding local blue state media coverage. You should hear what Chicago radio station talent has to say about Jesse Jackson and his son Jesse Jr. Everyone in Chicago, including white liberals knows that the Reverend is a shakedown artist.

He threatens businesses with boycotts for being racist. Then they have to give concessions which involve hiring people of color. Then a member of his own family gets a lucrative job.

And Jesse Jr. is only in place because of his Daddy. You know, kind of what Megs McCain is aiming for.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 29, 2012 07:07 PM (V/Aej)

 

usually a double western bacon cheeseburger or two

Posted by: The Jackhole at June 29, 2012 02:10 PM (nTgAI)

398 fluffy writes: I'm about three towns away. You supporting Tom Weaver for Congress? *gulp* I guess so. Honestly, I don't follow local politics much, seems like such a lost cause. I'll look him up. Thanks for the tip.

Posted by: Boston12GS at June 29, 2012 02:13 PM (0VqvZ)

399

Posted by: teej at June 29, 2012 07:09 PM (Xfofp)

No prob. 

(Don't forget  fresh cinnamon!) 

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2012 02:17 PM (8eGWb)

400 For you, Claire, from a son of St. Louis http://tinyurl.com/7m7g9p8

Posted by: real joe at June 29, 2012 02:17 PM (PD2ad)

401 It's hot as hell in NC and my pool looks like The Charles on St. Patrick's Day.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 29, 2012 02:21 PM (HethX)

402 Completely, ridiculously OT, but getting my first look at the Miami Marlin's new stadium.  The circus has come to town

Posted by: Ombudsman at June 29, 2012 02:26 PM (AxHOT)

403

*gulp* I guess so.

Tom is a good man and a good candidate, but it's a hell of an uphill slog.

Posted by: fluffy at June 29, 2012 02:27 PM (O6q63)

404 "What the fuck do I do with a degree in interior design?"

Move to San Francisco, Manhattan or Milan.

Posted by: navybrat at June 29, 2012 02:27 PM (LRY2r)

405

Posted by: Ombudsman at June 29, 2012 07:26 PM (AxHOT)

 

That whole org seems like a clusterfuck.  Ozzie G. is a perfect fit.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2012 02:27 PM (8eGWb)

406 garrett, you have a good recipe for mango ice cream? 


Also, I've read you can make ice cream without an actual ice cream maker.....anyone ever tried that?

Posted by: Tami at June 29, 2012 02:31 PM (X6akg)

407 That whole org seems like a clusterfuck. Ozzie G. is a perfect fit.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2012 07:27 PM (8eGWb)

It does indeed.   Huge yard, though.  Guess they're trying to compensate for the hot, humid Florida air, but the lid will be shut whenever it's really hot, so homers will be rare.  Like the fish tank, though


Posted by: Ombudsman at June 29, 2012 02:32 PM (AxHOT)

408 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2012 02:42 PM (Xb3hu)

409 Also, I've read you can make ice cream without an actual ice cream maker.....anyone ever tried that? Ha! I have a Donvier ice cream maker and an ice cream making attachment for my Kitchenaid I have never used. Got the Donvier as a wedding gift years ago, and my MIL bought me the Kitchenaid thing probably 5 years ago.

Posted by: runningrn at June 29, 2012 02:44 PM (WGmy2)

410 Posted by: runningrn at June 29, 2012 07:44 PM (WGmy2)



I have all manner of kitchen gadgets....but not an ice cream maker.

Posted by: Tami at June 29, 2012 02:50 PM (X6akg)

411

you have a good recipe for mango ice cream?

 

Ice Cream?  No.  Sorbet:

3/4 cup water

3/4 cup sugar

2.5-3 lbs of mango slices

1/2 cup mango juice

tbs corn syrup

make a simple syrup with the water and sugar, chill completely.

blend/process mango, add  juice, corn syrup and simple syrup and stir until combined, cover and chill completely.

that's your base. 

I have a Cuisinart Ice Cream Machine.  It takes about 25 minutes to turn the base into Sorbet.

 

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2012 02:56 PM (8eGWb)

412 Thanks garrett!


What's the amount on the corn syrup?....the number seems to be missing.

Posted by: Tami at June 29, 2012 03:01 PM (X6akg)

413

1 tbsp 

It's what keeps it from getting grainy during freezing.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2012 03:12 PM (8eGWb)

414 Ok, got it.  Thanks again!

Posted by: Tami at June 29, 2012 03:25 PM (X6akg)

415 Just a FYI-
 Channel 8 in Columbia is part of the University of Missouri's Journalism program. Historically it has been notoriously liberal (at the funeral of a servicemember prior to deployment in Desert Storm the reporter asked another servicemember "How did Sgt Cooter feel about going to Saudi Arabia to kill innocent women and children?")
 
 Things must be bad for McCaskill if the Libs are questioning her like this...

Posted by: DDaland at June 29, 2012 03:27 PM (Zh7Oa)

416 Can't hide from November, honey. 

SEE YOU  THEN!

Posted by: Coward at June 29, 2012 03:44 PM (kxCF1)

417

Ah, the beauty of local news.

2 hot chicks.

"We've learned there is more to the story...according to the New York Times...."

They are nothing more than readers for the blind. Still, it is amazing they called Camouflaged Claire out like that.

Posted by: Hurricane at June 29, 2012 04:19 PM (NrdQS)

418 Is EClaire McCatskill still going to hang with her peoples instead of going to SCOAMF inauguration Party?

Where's Claire? Maybe put her face on some milk cartons and beer cans she may be in danger!

Posted by: ConcealedKerry or SubMitt at June 29, 2012 05:41 PM (nonzP)

419 That folks, is what the news everywhere would look like if the media was unbiased.

Posted by: sexypig at June 29, 2012 07:44 PM (wWV5q)

420

She's hiding because she has absolutely nothing to say that won't be ripped to shreds by her constituents.  Waiting for the dust to settle with the SCOTUS ruling and probably drinking heavily (or thinking about drinking heavily).

Being one of the foremost supporters of Obama and Obamacare, and thus instituting THE GREATEST TAX HIKE IN US HISTORY under false pretenses AND without listening to those same said constituents...

The Show Me State is going to show Claire the door.  As someone already said, there aren't enough dead people in STL proper to make up for the massive red turnout on election day.  She's not only going to lose, she's going to lose in a landslide...as long as whomever is put up against her isn't a child molestor or drools.

Posted by: tired at June 30, 2012 07:21 PM (Rrnxg)

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