March 30, 2017

Manchin, Heitkamp Announce They'll Vote In Favor of Gorsuch
— Ace

And Pat Leahy has indicated he's not inclined to filibuster Gorsuch.

That's not enough defectors to imperil a Democrat filibuster -- but one wonders how seriously they'll pursue one when they can't even say the whole party is in favor of it.

Is it really worth it for them to get the nuclear option deployed under these conditions, when the candidate is well-liked by the public and the Republicans will pay no price at all for nuking them till they glow?

Their only hope is to deploy the filibuster in the next nomination, which really will change the direction of the court (probably), and just hope that Trump hasn't nominated someone with Gorsuch's level of public acceptability.

Plus, their hypocrisy is just embarrassing:

Posted by: Ace at 02:34 PM | Comments (220)
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1 First!

Posted by: tu3031 at March 30, 2017 02:27 PM (qJhUV)

2 Embarrassing? We don't know such a word.

Posted by: The Dems at March 30, 2017 02:28 PM (8ZskC)

3 So, voting in august

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 30, 2017 02:28 PM (P/kVC)

4 They really should keep their powder dry for the next nominee, but probably won't.

Posted by: Flyboy [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at March 30, 2017 02:29 PM (QyJQG)

5 Using the Reid Option now would mean using it later would be less politically troublesome.

Posted by: Joekenha at March 30, 2017 02:30 PM (CCwig)

6 Someone, perhaps Indy, pointed out that this is a smart play by Schumer.  His monkeys will start flinging feces if the Dems don't oppose Gorsuch, but it's utterly futile and stupid.  Therefore, someone who has no risk of being defeated (Leahy) torpedoes it and well, gosh darn it, there's nothing Chuck can do about it. 

They're saving their fire for the next one, and they assume Collins and Murkowski will do them a solid.  They're probably right.

Posted by: pep at March 30, 2017 02:30 PM (LAe3v)

7 I foresee McConnell folding like a cheap tent when it comes time to change the Senate rules to do away with the 60-vote cloture requirement on Supreme Court nominees. Mitch "Stonewall" McConnell, said no person, ever.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 30, 2017 02:31 PM (8ZskC)

8 And by a solid, I mean refuse to go nuclear.

Posted by: pep at March 30, 2017 02:31 PM (LAe3v)

9 This is good, as it will cancel out Murkowski and Collin's "no" votes. Because "bipartisan"...

Posted by: tu3031 at March 30, 2017 02:31 PM (qJhUV)

10 And not ONE of you assholes gave a "nood" to the thread below.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 30, 2017 02:31 PM (PY9jH)

11 In before the Scorpion!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 30, 2017 02:32 PM (LTHVh)

12 His monkeys will start flinging feces if the Dems don't oppose Gorsuch, but it's utterly futile and stupid. And we're just the guys to do it.

Posted by: Sen. Blutarsky (D) at March 30, 2017 02:32 PM (8ZskC)

13 if we don't have to use it now, we can say later, see...we with all solemnity kept filibuster for SCOTUS (if we don't get to nominate another one for now)

Posted by: Joe Inaugurating 45 in DC at March 30, 2017 02:32 PM (55//3)

14 And not ONE of you assholes gave a "nood" to the thread below. Well, you're in a fine mood for someone who had shrimp.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 30, 2017 02:32 PM (LTHVh)

15 This calls for a really stupid and futile gesture! Now, who can I get to do this for me?

Posted by: Charles Schumer, The Senator from New York, dammit! at March 30, 2017 02:32 PM (S6Pax)

16 That's not hypocrisy. It's a principled, patriotic double standard.

Posted by: Hillary Rodham Clinton at March 30, 2017 02:32 PM (CPk08)

17 Expect Gorsuch to get filibustered. Not the best D move, but it's Schumer's best move for himself, as he needs street cred with his crazy base. Reminds me of that George Orwell essay, Shooting an Elephant. Orwell had to shoot the now calm elephant because the native Indians expected him to

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 30, 2017 02:32 PM (SIY7D)

18 Semi-nood

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 30, 2017 02:33 PM (tHwdc)

19 Miss Lindsey informed us today he would have GLADLY voted for Garland.  Just like he did for the Wise Latina and Kagan.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 30, 2017 02:34 PM (PY9jH)

20 Semi-nood Posted by: Miley, the Duchess Gitcher clothes on there, young lady!!

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at March 30, 2017 02:34 PM (S6Pax)

21 Miss Lindsey informed us today he would have GLADLY voted for Garland. Just like he did for the Wise Latina and Kagan. After a while getting ass-raped just becomes a habit.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 30, 2017 02:35 PM (8ZskC)

22 It will help just in case a Rino or two pass, though I read somewhere even the squishest Republican is ready to use the Reid Option

Posted by: Skip at March 30, 2017 02:36 PM (GPaiX)

23 After a while getting ass-raped just becomes a habit. He's not there for the hunting.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 30, 2017 02:36 PM (LTHVh)

24 All kabuki. I will be surprised if Gorsuch don't turn out to be another Roberts. A horrible thought, I know, but there it is. I thought it, I said it.

Posted by: Eromero at March 30, 2017 02:36 PM (zLDYs)

25 have they counted the Republican votes ?

Posted by: runner at March 30, 2017 02:36 PM (c6/9Q)

26 Are there any clips where Rachel Maddow doesn't look like she's #poweringthrough a recalcitrant and painful poo?

Posted by: hogmartin at March 30, 2017 02:36 PM (8nWyX)

27 Yeah, if they blow the filibuster now, the next candidate(s) go straight through. They'd be better off making the fight next time.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 30, 2017 02:37 PM (oVJmc)

28 Shrimp *with* parchment. It's like dinner and declaration of independent in one meal.

Posted by: Chelsea Clinton [i] at March 30, 2017 02:38 PM (ZFUt7)

29 H-> Heitkamp

H-> Hypocrisy


Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! [/i] [/b] at March 30, 2017 02:38 PM (KgpWR)

30 Best outcome is to nuke the filibuster. With or without it, after 2018, with just a handful more R Senators, watch Trump nominate someone to the right of Clarence Thomas

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 30, 2017 02:38 PM (SIY7D)

31 Democrat Failure Theater.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 30, 2017 02:39 PM (/tuJf)

32 Are there any clips where Rachel Maddow doesn't look like she's #poweringthrough a recalcitrant and painful poo?

Posted by: hogmartin at March 30, 2017 07:36 PM (8nWyX)



Well, her ratings are better than Tucker's, if that tells you anything.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 30, 2017 02:39 PM (PY9jH)

33 Miss Lindsey informed us today he would have GLADLY voted for Garland. Just like he did for the Wise Latina and Kagan. Posted by: Jane D'oh I wonder if he and Shep Smith use the same brand of tampons? Is that in the category of TMI? Probably.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at March 30, 2017 02:39 PM (S6Pax)

34 Not sure which is preferable, nuking a filibuster or filibustering a nuke.

Posted by: zombie at March 30, 2017 02:39 PM (DQ4Fv)

35 Shrimp *with* parchment. It's like dinner and declaration of independent in one meal. Posted by: Chelsea Clinton at March 30, 2017 07:38 PM (ZFUt7) Clever. Give your Twitter staff the rest of the night off after that one, hon.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 30, 2017 02:39 PM (8ZskC)

36 >>>>>I foresee McConnell folding like a cheap tent when it comes time to change the Senate rules to do away with the 60-vote cloture requirement on Supreme Court nominees.

Mitch "Stonewall" McConnell, said no person, ever.
.
.
.Yep, just like he folded when obama nominated Garland and the entirety of the Democrats, the msm and the GOP(e) demanded that he hold confirmation hearings for him. 

Yep, folded like a cheap suit. 

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 30, 2017 02:40 PM (le7jz)

37 Shrimp *with* parchment. It's like dinner and declaration of independent in one meal.

Posted by: Chelsea Clinton at March 30, 2017 07:38 PM (ZFUt7)



It's "independence," bless your heart.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 30, 2017 02:40 PM (PY9jH)

38 It's A Trap!!!

Posted by: Adm Ackbar at March 30, 2017 02:40 PM (nN3W/)

39 These are the people impressed by an 'H' with an arrow.

Posted by: Weasel at March 30, 2017 02:40 PM (Sfs6o)

40 Gorsuch says he worships at the altar of Scalia originalism. He wrote a book against assisted suicide. Same logic applies to abortion. Secret signal to the right? Head fake to the right, then move left?

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 30, 2017 02:41 PM (SIY7D)

41 Trump's schlong is so immense, they call it the filly-buster.

Posted by: zombie at March 30, 2017 02:41 PM (DQ4Fv)

42 These are the people impressed by an 'H' with an arrow. Posted by: Weasel This way to Hell. Here, follow her. We are with her. And paved with really bad intentions, too.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at March 30, 2017 02:41 PM (S6Pax)

43 Miss Lindsey informed us today he would have GLADLY voted for Garland. Just like he did for the Wise Latina and Kagan. Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 30, 2017 07:34 PM (PY9jH) SC, a very conservative state. Being what he is and doing what he does how does he ever get elected? The accent is just not enough.

Posted by: Steely Dan at March 30, 2017 02:42 PM (ODr92)

44 They'll vote "Present".

Posted by: BignJames at March 30, 2017 02:42 PM (x9c8r)

45 Heitkamp? Sounds like a Nazi name.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 30, 2017 02:42 PM (0mRoj)

46 Oh Lord, they're discussing whether Mike Pence not dining with women other than his wife is a THING on Fox.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 30, 2017 02:42 PM (PY9jH)

47 Trump's schlong is so immense, they call it the filly-buster. Posted by: zombie It's......YUGE!

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at March 30, 2017 02:42 PM (S6Pax)

48 Who is Heidi Mansion? Is she hot?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 30, 2017 02:42 PM (UUA2K)

49 Trump's schlong is so immense, they call it the filly-buster. Posted by: zombie at March 30, 2017 07:41 PM (DQ4Fv) *holds up paddle* SIX!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 30, 2017 02:42 PM (8ZskC)

50 To be fair to Lindsey Graham, he was talking about Judy Garland. He can't get enough of her. And don't you dare say a word when Garland's version of "Over the Rainbow" is being played!

Posted by: Landofskybluewater at March 30, 2017 02:43 PM (TDJsa)

51 I don't think the Dems will filibuster Gorsuch. They will wait until one of the liberal justices has to be replaced and will fight that nominee with everything they have.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 30, 2017 02:43 PM (IDPbH)

52 7 I foresee McConnell folding like a cheap tent when it comes time to change the Senate rules to do away with the 60-vote cloture requirement on Supreme Court nominees. Mitch "Stonewall" McConnell, said no person, ever. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 30, 2017 07:31 PM (8ZskC) Here's what will happen. McConnell will talk about the nuclear option. But then McCain and a couple others of the backstab brigade will side with the dems in one of their "gang of #"s to prevent it. So sorry nothing McConnell can do. I'm almost thinking Trump should go with the most "extreme" pick possible next so they play their hand on that one, and then pick a more one not quite as "extreme" to call them on this. I mean really if you expect them to go all out in hysterical opposition you might as well just go balls to the wall on it. Of course I also think fuck them make your pick and push it through and nuke it.

Posted by: buzzion at March 30, 2017 02:43 PM (z/Ubi)

53 Now wait just a damn minute! I've seen Stonewall McConnell holding a musket over his pointy head.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 30, 2017 02:43 PM (nN3W/)

54 SC, a very conservative state. Being what he is and doing what he does how does he ever get elected? The accent is just not enough. Posted by: Steely Dan at March 30, 2017 07:42 PM (ODr92) ====== Open primaries and GOPe/CoC money.

Posted by: Flyboy [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at March 30, 2017 02:43 PM (QyJQG)

55 Well, her ratings are better than Tucker's, if that tells you anything.
===

Really? The Smirking Animatronic Cashew ?

That's depressing.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! [/i] [/b] at March 30, 2017 02:43 PM (KgpWR)

56 Does Heidi spell her name with an arrow?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 30, 2017 02:44 PM (UUA2K)

57 Using the Reid Option now would mean using it later would be less politically troublesome.

Posted by: Joekenha at March 30, 2017 07:30 PM (CCwig)


This... the filibuster is effectively gone and was when Reid treated it like a two dollar whore. It is embarrassing that Republicans are hiding behind it at this point.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 30, 2017 02:44 PM (FTXAT)

58 I don't think the Dems will filibuster Gorsuch. They will wait until one of the liberal justices has to be replaced and will fight that nominee with everything they have. Yep. Then they'll have enough GOP defections (Murkowski, I'm looking at you) to prevent the implementation of the Reid rule.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 30, 2017 02:44 PM (8ZskC)

59 WHO IS H?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 30, 2017 02:45 PM (UUA2K)

60 Well, her ratings are better than Tucker's, if that tells you anything.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 30, 2017 07:39 PM (PY9jH)

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Maybe they are withing for her (not sure of its preferred pronoun) next dramatic scoop.

Posted by: Javems at March 30, 2017 02:45 PM (yOqwj)

61 This perfectly square "F" for "filibuster" took me three months.

Posted by: Beirut R.R.R. Beirut at March 30, 2017 02:45 PM (Tyii7)

62 54 SC, a very conservative state. Being what he is and doing what he does how does he ever get elected? The accent is just not enough. Posted by: Steely Dan at March 30, 2017 07:42 PM (ODr92) ====== Open primaries and GOPe/CoC money. Posted by: Flyboy at March 30, 2017 07:43 PM (QyJQG) ========= It seems like we talk about this once every couple of weeks. He's got great constituent services. Probably some of the best which he largely inherited from Strom Thurmond.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at March 30, 2017 02:46 PM (Jj43a)

63 But seriously, I don't get what is to fear from a filibuster. All it can do is delay the vote. Not cancel it. And if they want to conduct an 8-year-olong filibuster and completely bring the US government to a halt -- great! Can't imagine anything better. Someone explain to me what is so fearsome about a filibuster. Yakking on and on for one day, three days, seven days -- and then what?

Posted by: zombie at March 30, 2017 02:46 PM (DQ4Fv)

64 46 Oh Lord, they're discussing whether Mike Pence not dining with women other than his wife is a THING on Fox.
Posted by: Jane D'oh
-==

Jane, I'm worried about your blood pressure.

Dump FOX and watch Lou on FBN.

There now. Isn't that better?

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! [/i] [/b] at March 30, 2017 02:46 PM (KgpWR)

65 I foresee McConnell folding like a cheap tent when it comes time to change the Senate rules to do away with the 60-vote cloture requirement on Supreme Court nominees.

Mitch "Stonewall" McConnell, said no person, ever.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 30, 2017 07:31 PM (8ZskC)



Here's what will happen. McConnell will talk about the nuclear option. But then McCain and a couple others of the backstab brigade will side with the dems in one of their "gang of #"s to prevent it. So sorry nothing McConnell can do.

I'm almost thinking Trump should go with the most "extreme" pick possible next so they play their hand on that one, and then pick a more one not quite as "extreme" to call them on this. I mean really if you expect them to go all out in hysterical opposition you might as well just go balls to the wall on it.


Of course I also think fuck them make your pick and push it through and nuke it.

Posted by: buzzion at March 30, 2017 07:43 PM (z/Ubi)


Then McConnell needs to make them actually filibuster... and put McCain in charge of minding the Senate floor 24 hours a day until the filibuster is broken.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 30, 2017 02:47 PM (FTXAT)

66 58 Yep. Then they'll have enough GOP defections (Murkowski, I'm looking at you) to prevent the implementation of the Reid rule. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 30, 2017 07:44 PM (8ZskC) ======= McConnell is working the caucus. If Schumer and the Democrats do it, McConnell will respond in kind.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at March 30, 2017 02:47 PM (Jj43a)

67 McCain likes the filibuster because it gives grandstanding maverick Senators who play to the middle more power. But after what Reid did for other judicial appointments, if you don't support the nuclear option on Gorsuch, then you need to get thrown out of the party. Seriously, McConnell should make them move across the aisle

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 30, 2017 02:47 PM (SIY7D)

68 I say this is still the time to invoke the nuclear option for the following reason: Gorsuch merely replaces Scalia and is not an existential threat to the existing balance. Thus the rabid Left will accept it, nuclear option or no.

But the next vacancy, if either Ginsburg or Breyer, will be balance altering. If we wait until then to use the nuke option, there will be riots in the streets - you mark my words. With the nuclear option already have been exercised it will take some of the fire (at least potentially the violent part) out of the Democrats.

Just my thoughts.

Posted by: LGoPs at March 30, 2017 02:47 PM (FoTxO)

69 Heidi has pulled away from some Leftists, don't know much about her though.

Posted by: Skip at March 30, 2017 02:47 PM (GPaiX)

70 Tippecanoe and pillow biting too! Lindsey Graham Senate 2020

Posted by: Landofskybluewater at March 30, 2017 02:47 PM (TDJsa)

71 Jane, I'm worried about your blood pressure. Dump FOX and watch Lou on FBN Golden Girls on MeTV. There now. Isn't that better?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 30, 2017 02:48 PM (8ZskC)

72 H with an arrow...like in Ho. Two months billable time.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 30, 2017 02:48 PM (0tfLf)

73 Oh Lord, they're discussing whether Mike Pence not dining with women other than his wife is a THING on Fox.


Posted by: Jane D'oh
-==

Jane, I'm worried about your blood pressure.

Dump FOX and watch Lou on FBN.

There now. Isn't that better?

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at March 30, 2017 07:46 PM (KgpWR)



Growing up in the South and also growing up reading Billy Graham, I thought this was a general and widely (maybe even universally) executed good idea for married people.



Where the heck would that not be the case?

Posted by: redbanzai at March 30, 2017 02:49 PM (FTXAT)

74 A shame that the Joker didn't throw Patrick Leahy out that window.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 30, 2017 02:49 PM (VdICR)

75 72 H with an arrow...like in Ho. Two months billable time. Posted by: Diogenes at March 30, 2017 07:48 PM (0tfLf) I was already in a bad mood when I read that. Now I'm really pissed off.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 30, 2017 02:49 PM (0mRoj)

76 >>Using the Reid Option now would mean using it later would be less politically troublesome. If they nuke it now, there is no using it later later. When you nuke the filibuster it's like cutting off foreskin, it doesn't grow back.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 30, 2017 02:49 PM (/tuJf)

77 Washington is full of married but very seperated ( in space anyway) people. They are all shocked both politicians and media that someone might keep their marrage vows.

Posted by: Skip at March 30, 2017 02:49 PM (GPaiX)

78 "But the next vacancy, if either Ginsburg or Breyer, will be balance altering." The Ds don't look at it that way. The balance was altered with Garland, but stolen

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 30, 2017 02:49 PM (SIY7D)

79 Is the arrow silent?

Posted by: 80's music fan at March 30, 2017 02:50 PM (HCnEB)

80 Hey Gorsuch, you sure do have a pretty snout...

Posted by: Hillbilly Xirannosaurus at March 30, 2017 02:50 PM (7e/fr)

81 Don't call my bluff!

Posted by: Chuck Schumer channeling his inner Obama at March 30, 2017 02:50 PM (TDJsa)

82
Well, the way things are going half the Repubs will probably filibuster Gorsuch.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 30, 2017 02:50 PM (ODxAs)

83 These are the people impressed by an 'H' with an arrow.

Posted by: Weasel at March 30, 2017 07:40 PM (Sfs6o)



Is the arrow from a crossbow or a longbow?

Posted by: Sesame Street at March 30, 2017 02:51 PM (SpeiC)

84 Nuke it from orbit, we all know the dimmies will at some future date.

Posted by: colfax mingo at March 30, 2017 02:51 PM (PX+kj)

85 Is the arrow silent? Posted by: 80's music fan

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*snort*


Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! [/i] [/b] at March 30, 2017 02:51 PM (KgpWR)

86 no no no we must be bipartisan and let the Democrats act as if they run the show to show we are much more fairer that they are.

Posted by: mallfly McCain Graham Cracker at March 30, 2017 02:51 PM (b7fwp)

87 Where the heck would that not be the case? Posted by: redbanzai Your naivite is showing! In Sophisticated Progressive Urban Centers, being polyamorous is de rigueur, and even declaring your discomfort with polyamory is enough to get you disinvited from all the swing dungeons.

Posted by: zombie at March 30, 2017 02:52 PM (DQ4Fv)

88 I like it when they do Dr. Seuss for filibusters.

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 30, 2017 02:52 PM (vRcUp)

89 78 The Ds don't look at it that way. The balance was altered with Garland, but stolen Posted by: Ignoramus at March 30, 2017 07:49 PM (SIY7D) ======== The is literally no way to get that back for them. If I were worried about their mental health, I'd recommend that they let it go.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at March 30, 2017 02:52 PM (Jj43a)

90 Where the heck would that not be the case? Posted by: redbanzai at March 30, 2017 07:49 PM (FTXAT) ******************** At the waters edge.

Posted by: gNewt at March 30, 2017 02:53 PM (ODr92)

91 >>But the next vacancy, if either Ginsburg or Breyer, will be balance altering. Not necessarily. Nobody expected Scalia to die of a heart attack. Personally, I hope the Dems are dumb enough to filibuster Gorsuch. The Republicans have no choice but to nuke it now and get it over with and no matter who comes next it will just take 50 votes. Filibustering now just means they lose twice, filibuster gone and Gorsuch on the Court. But in the end I don't think they are that stupid or we are that lucky.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 30, 2017 02:53 PM (/tuJf)

92 Using the Reid Option now would mean using it later would be less politically troublesome.

If they nuke it now, there is no using it later later. When you nuke the filibuster it's like cutting off foreskin, it doesn't grow back.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 30, 2017 07:49 PM (/tuJf)


Its already gone... the Democrats have proven they will nuke or ignore it when it suits them. A rule that only one party follows is not a rule worth having.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 30, 2017 02:53 PM (FTXAT)

93 How ya gonna stall? Phil A. Buster!

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 30, 2017 02:54 PM (vRcUp)

94 "Is the arrow silent?" -Posted by: 80's music fan at March 30, 2017 07:50 PM (HCnEB) It was not only silent, but deaf, dumb and stupid. Wrong thread, BTW.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) ([b]T[/b]) [/i] [/b] [/u] [/s] at March 30, 2017 02:54 PM (6gk0M)

95 I lost my faith in the Supreme Court the day John Roberts sold us out on Obamacare. The recent local judges deciding immigration policy just added to it.

Posted by: Nester Wayless at March 30, 2017 02:54 PM (K0S/Z)

96 Does this arrow make my H look big?

Posted by: Beirut R.R.R. Beirut at March 30, 2017 02:54 PM (Tyii7)

97 "He's got great constituent services. Probably some of the best which he largely inherited from Strom Thurmond." Oh yes. I took a finance course at U of SC and the instructor was a former IRS agent. She said when Sen. Thurmond's office called about a constituent's problem they dropped whatever they were doing no matter how important it was. She said that's just one of the ways the the late Senator helped his voters. When his office got involved with a constituent's problem they got results ASAP. The voters of SC appreciated his attention to their concerns.

Posted by: Tuna at March 30, 2017 02:54 PM (jm1YL)

98 McConnell does deserve some credit for not going wobbly on the whole "lets confirm Garland for the sake of bipartisan comity/just in case Hillary wins" bullshit, so if he's trustworthy on anything, it's the court. If the Dems are stupid enough to blow the filibuster on a popular nominee that isn't tilting the ideological balance of the SCOTUS, so be it.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 30, 2017 02:55 PM (uuwor)

99 >>>What looked like an H was really a window, capable of endless transformations.<<<

Too bad the bitches didn't design a glass-like ceiling capable of feminist vagina, telekinetic breakage.

Posted by: Fritz at March 30, 2017 02:55 PM (MF/hn)

100 My bad. I forgot about Horde Carryover".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) ([b]T[/b]) [/i] [/b] [/u] [/s] at March 30, 2017 02:55 PM (6gk0M)

101 91 But in the end I don't think they are that stupid or we are that lucky. Posted by: JackStraw at March 30, 2017 07:53 PM (/tuJf) ======= It's more of who do the Democrats fear more? The general electorate it their primary voters?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at March 30, 2017 02:56 PM (Jj43a)

102 They'll probably filibuster in shifts like hunger strikers who fast by not eating for two hours and then pass the fast on to someone else when they go for a Big Mac.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 30, 2017 02:56 PM (IqV8l)

103
Its already gone... the Democrats have proven they will nuke or ignore it when it suits them. A rule that only one party follows is not a rule worth having.


Correct.  As I've said in the past, tell the Dems we'll abolish the filibuster for the same amount of time they did under Obama, and then tell them that if they want it back, they have to show some very strong evidence of good faith that they'll retain it. 

Posted by: pep at March 30, 2017 02:56 PM (LAe3v)

104 Thanks, keyboard. I'ma smash this thing.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) ([b]T[/b]) [/i] [/b] [/u] [/s] at March 30, 2017 02:57 PM (6gk0M)

105 "But seriously, I don't get what is to fear from a filibuster."

Yeah, if they really want to send the eighty-three-year-old Dianne Feinstein out there for twelve hours worth of standing on her own two feet while reading the phone book, you know what?

I'd actually pay cash money to see her attempt it.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 30, 2017 02:57 PM (noWW6)

106 I can't wait until Gorsuch votes with the majority in a 5-4 decision the progs don't like, and they all start screeching and Voxplaining that the ruling doesn't count because it's not fair that the Senate didn't confirm Obama's pick.

Posted by: Cave Johnson at March 30, 2017 02:57 PM (E5jIq)

107 At least McConnell knows where his votes are, unlike that doofus in the house

Posted by: runner at March 30, 2017 02:57 PM (c6/9Q)

108 But in the end I don't think they are that stupid or we are that lucky. Posted by: JackStraw  You underestimate the party that put my mother a heartbeat away from the presidency.

Posted by: Chelsea Clinton [i] at March 30, 2017 02:58 PM (ZFUt7)

109 95 I lost my faith in the Supreme Court the day John Roberts sold us out on Obamacare. The recent local judges deciding immigration policy just added to it.

There's a reckoning coming.  We simply can't go on with one side obeying the law as written, and the other wiping their asses with it, and having judges endorse this state of affairs. 

Posted by: pep at March 30, 2017 02:59 PM (LAe3v)

110 106 I can't wait until Gorsuch votes with the majority in a 5-4 decision the progs don't like, and they all start screeching and Voxplaining that the ruling doesn't count because it's not fair that the Senate didn't confirm Obama's pick. Posted by: Cave Johnson at March 30, 2017 07:57 PM (E5jIq) ========== It'll only be complete with the sassy quote from RBG's dissent.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at March 30, 2017 02:59 PM (Jj43a)

111 anyway, if Hillary had promised to accomplish 20 things and achieved five of them before June 2020, the MSM would be blaming the Repubs for fighting Hilly tooth and nail at the bidding of the Koch Brothers.

If Trump had promised to accomplish 20 things and achieved maybe 15 of them before June 2020, the MSM would be hollering 'FAIL!'

reminds me of how... NY Times guy, Nicholas Kristof..? who wrote a piece in mid 1995 that Gingrich had failed to deliver on the Contract with America because he promised to bring things (like welfare reform) to a vote in the House of Reps but that meant he implied he would get those things passed in to law.

Ass hat, thy name is Olbermann, who's a twat.

Posted by: mallfly McCain Graham Cracker at March 30, 2017 02:59 PM (b7fwp)

112 >>It's more of who do the Democrats fear more? >>The general electorate it their primary voters? That's the thing, they are fucked no matter what they do. Either they don't filibuster and let the red state Dems vote for Gorsuch or they filibuster, get nuked and Gorsuch still gets on the court. Like I said, this is going to be Failure Theater, Democrat style.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 30, 2017 03:00 PM (/tuJf)

113 it's coming...

Fiscal C
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Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! [/i] [/b] at March 30, 2017 03:00 PM (KgpWR)

114 Why would they agree to confirm? Pressure from constituents?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 30, 2017 03:00 PM (vRcUp)

115 Justice Gorsuch....he looks like an idiot but I guess he will do. When he is finally seated, have him look up NGU for some dental work on those baked beans he has for teeth. President Trump is only a little over 60 days in and he has worn out the dems and the MSM like an old whore at a boom boom house.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 30, 2017 03:01 PM (5VlCp)

116 *All ya'll who read this in the previous thread, please ignore*

Hillary's "H" + arrow stands for "Lie flat for loading."

And that's all I got.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 30, 2017 03:01 PM (PY9jH)

117 We at the Free Peoples Free Bleeding Center in Albuguerque
celebrate the I'm With Her arrow. Hillary respects First Peoples
right to exist and free bleed. Her Presidency was stolen from her by that awful Trump and the Soviets.

Posted by: Spirit Clogenstein in Albuquerque, NM at March 30, 2017 03:01 PM (nN3W/)

118 re 110: you forget about Roberts. And Kennedy. Maybe Ginsburg will overdose on her Mucinex and Geritol cocktail.

Posted by: mallfly McCain Graham Cracker at March 30, 2017 03:01 PM (b7fwp)

119 Either they don't filibuster and let the red state Dems vote for Gorsuch or they filibuster, get nuked and Gorsuch still gets on the court.

It's no longer about Gorsuch.  It's about whether they will ever acknowledge that a non-activist Liberal court is permissible.  Gorsuch isn't the one to flip the court.  The next one will be.

Posted by: pep at March 30, 2017 03:02 PM (LAe3v)

120 "you forget about Roberts. And Kennedy. Maybe Ginsburg will overdose on her Mucinex and Geritol cocktail. " Those tiny, skinny old broads seem to live forever

Posted by: Tuna at March 30, 2017 03:03 PM (jm1YL)

121 Dear Justice Ginsberg,

I hear there's a quiet, remote hunting lodge out West.  You get your own My Pillow(TM). 


Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 30, 2017 03:03 PM (PY9jH)

122 112 That's the thing, they are fucked no matter what they do. Either they don't filibuster and let the red state Dems vote for Gorsuch or they filibuster, get nuked and Gorsuch still gets on the court. Like I said, this is going to be Failure Theater, Democrat style. Posted by: JackStraw at March 30, 2017 08:00 PM (/tuJf) =========== Some of these senators have no chance in a general. With that knowledge I'd be curious if they would be more willing to do the right thing for their party or to do what will help them get jobs with progressive political action committees.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at March 30, 2017 03:03 PM (Jj43a)

123 re 117: ok. points for originality.

Posted by: mallfly McCain Graham Cracker at March 30, 2017 03:03 PM (b7fwp)

124
Those tiny, skinny old broads seem to live forever Posted by: Tuna


She's the Hyman Roth of SC Justices.

Posted by: pep at March 30, 2017 03:03 PM (LAe3v)

125 Me and my arrow Straighter than narrow Wherever we go, everyone knows It's me and my arrow

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at March 30, 2017 03:03 PM (IqV8l)

126 Having wine outside. Glorious right now.

Posted by: ThunderB at March 30, 2017 03:04 PM (VapGU)

127 I live a couple of miles from Clarence Thomas' birthplace, and his cousin is a close friend.

Even Savannah won't embrace him, which pisses me the hell off.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 30, 2017 03:04 PM (PY9jH)

128 Over at hot air, they have a post about the Venezuelan Supreme Court that ties this thread up in a pretty red bow.

Posted by: Nester Wayless at March 30, 2017 03:05 PM (K0S/Z)

129 119 It's no longer about Gorsuch. It's about whether they will ever acknowledge that a non-activist Liberal court is permissible. Gorsuch isn't the one to flip the court. The next one will be. Posted by: pep at March 30, 2017 08:02 PM (LAe3v) ====== It's been like that since November. The Democrats have let their base go to crazy for too long. They have created a monster that they probably can't control anymore.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at March 30, 2017 03:05 PM (Jj43a)

130 Me and my arrow
Straighter than narrow
Wherever we go, everyone knows
It's me and my arrow


That was a catchy tune in an otherwise dreadful movie.

Posted by: pep at March 30, 2017 03:05 PM (LAe3v)

131 >>>>Either they don't filibuster and let the red state Dems vote for Gorsuch
or they filibuster, get nuked and Gorsuch still gets on the court.


It's no longer about Gorsuch. It's about whether they will ever acknowledge that a non-activist Liberal court is permissible. Gorsuch isn't the one to flip the court. The next one will be.
.
.
.
.And Ginsburg will announce her retirement if the Dems don't filibuster Gorsuch  hoping everyone will pull out all stops to try and not replace her with a Conservative.  If they pull a stupid move and filibuster him, she will hold out as long as she can.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 30, 2017 03:05 PM (le7jz)

132 She's the Hyman Roth of SC Justices.

She's the Abe Vigoda of jurisprudence.

Posted by: Beirut R.R.R. Beirut at March 30, 2017 03:05 PM (Tyii7)

133 RBG will be expired for two years before they quit wheeling her out to the bench.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 30, 2017 03:06 PM (evw2O)

134 Those tiny, skinny old broads seem to live forever Posted by: Tuna at March 30, 2017 08:03 PM (jm1YL) Yep. They put on those death masks years ahead of time.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 30, 2017 03:06 PM (8ZskC)

135 Having wine outside. Glorious right now.

Posted by: ThunderB at March 30, 2017 08:04 PM (VapGU)



As soon as the last of the pine pollen has fallen, husband and I take an entire day to deep clean our screened porch, the wicker furniture, cushions, everything.



Filthy job, but afterward it's worth it. 



Here's a toast to you *clink*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 30, 2017 03:07 PM (PY9jH)

136 She's the Abe Vigoda of jurisprudence. Posted by: Beirut R.R.R. Beirut at March 30, 2017 08:05 PM (Tyii7) ====== She's more like the Don Rickles, who is still on this side of the turf.

Posted by: Flyboy [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at March 30, 2017 03:07 PM (QyJQG)

137 @133 look up the short story "Malygris" by Clark Ashton Smith. It's public domain.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 30, 2017 03:08 PM (vRcUp)

138 anyway, imagine if after the 2018 election, the Repubs have a large majority in the House and more than 60 seats in the Senate. Ignoring what McCain and few other (R) shitheads in the Senate might do, you know that all the lefties in the MSM, Michael Moore, Olbermann, etc will spend the next two years screaming and screeching that DEMOCRACY IS DEAD!!!

And if a reporter for the NY Times is investigated by the IRS because he forgot to pay his taxes for the past five years and is facing a fifty dollar fine... oh my God... HITLER IS BACK!!!

Ha. I kill me.

Posted by: mallfly McCain Graham Cracker at March 30, 2017 03:08 PM (b7fwp)

139 She's more like the Don Rickles, who is still on this side of the turf. Posted by: Flyboy Or Kirk Douglas

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 30, 2017 03:09 PM (IqV8l)

140 Looking forward to the Supreme Court nomination after this one. Let's have us a 6-3 Court.

Posted by: ALH at March 30, 2017 03:10 PM (Z56vq)

141 >>It's no longer about Gorsuch. It's about whether they will ever acknowledge that a non-activist Liberal court is permissible. Gorsuch isn't the one to flip the court. The next one will be. Again, there is no way of knowing that. Who here had Scalia as the guy to be replaced before he died suddenly? Nobody. In the end it really doesn't matter unless Trump appoints some kookobanans person. They can use the nuclear option during any appointment if the Dems refuse to act like normal people and I have no doubt they will. They are as aware of the significance of the SC as much as anyone and I do think they are sick of the Dems shit at this point.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 30, 2017 03:11 PM (/tuJf)

142 And when RBG passes away, expect the worst of the MSM to blame Steve Bannon.

ok, drink time, catch you later

Posted by: mallfly McCain Graham Cracker at March 30, 2017 03:11 PM (b7fwp)

143 138 anyway, imagine if after the 2018 election, the Repubs have a large majority in the House and more than 60 seats in the Senate. Ignoring what McCain and few other (R) shitheads in the Senate might do, you know that all the lefties in the MSM, Michael Moore, Olbermann, etc will spend the next two years screaming and screeching that DEMOCRACY IS DEAD!!! And if a reporter for the NY Times is investigated by the IRS because he forgot to pay his taxes for the past five years and is facing a fifty dollar fine... oh my God... HITLER IS BACK!!! Ha. I kill me. Posted by: mallfly McCain Graham Cracker at March 30, 2017 08:08 PM (b7fwp) ========== Democracy will be as dead as it is in Wisconsin. Act 10 and bold leadership that implements good policy has is benefits.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at March 30, 2017 03:11 PM (Jj43a)

144 And if a reporter for the NY Times is investigated by the IRS because he forgot to pay his taxes for the past five years and is facing a fifty dollar fine... oh my God... HITLER IS BACK!!!

===

And I have the PROOF!

Tonight!

Stay tuned!

Posted by: a smirking animatronic cashew at March 30, 2017 03:11 PM (KgpWR)

145 If RBG didn't step down in Barky's tenure. knowing she would be followed by a superprog, she holds herself immortal.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 30, 2017 03:11 PM (evw2O)

146 Keith Richards sent me a case of his magic elixir, so suck it, wingnuts.

Posted by: Ruth Baader-Meinhof at March 30, 2017 03:12 PM (Tyii7)

147 5-2 court, Gorsuch in, RBG out, another lib out, done !

Posted by: runner at March 30, 2017 03:12 PM (c6/9Q)

148 The party of inflatable scrotums is not embarrassed by anything except white Christian males and America, which they hate.

Posted by: Phone of Widespread Pepe at March 30, 2017 03:12 PM (9oKed)

149 140 Looking forward to the Supreme Court nomination after this one. Let's have us a 6-3 Court. Posted by: ALH at March 30, 2017 08:10 PM (Z56vq) ======== Imagine if Sotomayor eats herself to an early grave.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at March 30, 2017 03:12 PM (Jj43a)

150 "As soon as the last of the pine pollen has fallen, husband and I take an entire day to deep clean our screened porch, the wicker furniture, cushions, everything." Ah, pine pollen. Probably the only thing I don't miss about SC. I take that back. I don't miss fire ants either. I had a white car when we lived there. If you left it out of the garage overnight during pollen season you were likely to have a pretty yellow car in the morning.

Posted by: Tuna at March 30, 2017 03:13 PM (jm1YL)

151 The Democrats have let their base go to crazy for too long. They have created a monster that they probably can't control anymore. Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at March 30, 2017 08:05 PM (Jj43a They are all Tangerines!

Posted by: Phone of Widespread Pepe at March 30, 2017 03:13 PM (9oKed)

152 Looking forward to the Supreme Court nomination after this one. Let's have us a 6-3 Court. Posted by: ALH at March 30, 2017 08:10 PM (Z56vq) You Sir, are very wise. The Supreme's were what 2016 was really all about. Let's go up the ladder to the roof!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 30, 2017 03:14 PM (5VlCp)

153 Speaking of which, how are Sharptoon's tax problems these days.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 30, 2017 03:16 PM (Nwg0u)

154 152 Looking forward to the Supreme Court nomination after this one. Let's have us a 6-3 Court. Posted by: ALH at March 30, 2017 08:10 PM (Z56vq) You Sir, are very wise. The Supreme's were what 2016 was really all about. Let's go up the ladder to the roof! Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 30, 2017 08:14 PM (5VlCp) ======= On a certain level all of the other battles we're in now are secondary to the courts. All of these battles will make their way to SCOTUS in time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at March 30, 2017 03:16 PM (Jj43a)

155
Imagine if Sotomayor eats herself to an early grave. Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone

====

Or if Kagan had a tragic softball accident.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! [/i] [/b] at March 30, 2017 03:16 PM (KgpWR)

156 73 Oh Lord, they're discussing whether Mike Pence not dining with women other than his wife is a THING on Fox. Posted by: Jane D'oh -== Jane, I'm worried about your blood pressure. Dump FOX and watch Lou on FBN. There now. Isn't that better? Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at March 30, 2017 07:46 PM (KgpWR) Growing up in the South and also growing up reading Billy Graham, I thought this was a general and widely (maybe even universally) executed good idea for married people. Where the heck would that not be the case? Posted by: redbanzai at March 30, 2017 07:49 PM (FTXAT) And the media honestly believe they have their finger on the pulse of the public. The don't have a clue how clueless they are.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 30, 2017 03:17 PM (hJrjt)

157 In Maine, the spring dust on one's car is a minty green...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at March 30, 2017 03:17 PM (kP16F)

158 The tree pollen has done its work, but its so nice outside

Posted by: ThunderB at March 30, 2017 03:20 PM (VapGU)

159 Hillary's "H" + arrow stands for "Lie flat for loading."

And that's all I got.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 30, 2017 08:01 PM (PY9jH)



Hahahaha Nicely done!  High 5!

Posted by: NC Ref at March 30, 2017 03:20 PM (SpeiC)

160 Since judicial ruling from the bench has become the law- I welcome a 6-3 bench.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 30, 2017 03:20 PM (evw2O)

161 The Republicans will probably filibuster Gorsuch.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 30, 2017 03:21 PM (MZcWR)

162 My son is possibly dating an Iranian girl in LA. Talk me off the cliff

Posted by: ThunderB at March 30, 2017 03:21 PM (VapGU)

163 Imagine if Sotomayor eats herself to an early grave. Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at March 30, 2017 08:12 PM (Jj43a) or Type II Diabetes. That wasn't very nice, Lord I apologize.

Posted by: ALH at March 30, 2017 03:21 PM (Z56vq)

164 The Republicans will probably filibuster Gorsuch.
===

Can you say that again? Slowly ,please?

Posted by: Lindsey Graham at March 30, 2017 03:22 PM (KgpWR)

165 My son is possibly dating an Iranian girl in LA. Talk me off the cliff Posted by: ThunderB at March 30, 2017 08:21 PM (VapGU) He has a good mom, and I'm sure it'll all be fine.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 30, 2017 03:23 PM (VRsLi)

166 "Oh Lord, they're discussing whether Mike Pence not dining with women other than his wife is a THING on Fox. " Geez louise. Honestly, If I were a decent guy in high public office or the head of a corporation I'd take the same precautions. Many a career and life have been ruined through false allegation. It's especially dangerous for conservatives with all the crazies out there.

Posted by: Tuna at March 30, 2017 03:24 PM (jm1YL)

167 Will Soros fund Ruth's immortality treatments as well as Hillary's?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 30, 2017 03:24 PM (vRcUp)

168 ThunderB- Does she have a green party card?

Posted by: Ben Had at March 30, 2017 03:24 PM (evw2O)

169 My son is possibly dating an Iranian girl in LA. Talk me off the cliff

My advice to you is to drink plenty of taqiyya. *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at March 30, 2017 03:24 PM (Tyii7)

170 My son is possibly dating an Iranian girl in LA. Talk me off the cliff Posted by: ThunderB at March 30, 2017 08:21 PM (VapGU) It's okay. The dad and the brother probably go with them on dates.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 30, 2017 03:25 PM (8ZskC)

171 CoJH ***smooch***

Posted by: ThunderB at March 30, 2017 03:25 PM (VapGU)

172 "Table for four and a goat, please."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 30, 2017 03:26 PM (8ZskC)

173 My son is possibly dating an Iranian girl in LA. Talk me off the cliff
===

Does she identify as Iranian or 'Persian'?

It matters.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! [/i] [/b] at March 30, 2017 03:26 PM (KgpWR)

174 Top 173!


Watching the Cubs play a spring training game is a nice break from the political madness.



Posted by: Ian "with a perfectly square 'I' " Galt at March 30, 2017 03:26 PM (8iiMU)

175 Thunderb, was she born there or here? Does she call herself Persian? That would be a good thing.

Posted by: bluebell at March 30, 2017 03:26 PM (sBOL1)

176 dammit!

Posted by: Ian "with a perfectly square 'I' " Galt at March 30, 2017 03:26 PM (8iiMU)

177 Mortimer, my man.

Posted by: bluebell at March 30, 2017 03:27 PM (sBOL1)

178 162 My son is possibly dating an Iranian girl in LA. Talk me off the cliff Posted by: ThunderB at March 30, 2017 08:21 PM (VapGU) ====== One of my best friends at work is Persian. Not from LA though. So who knows?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at March 30, 2017 03:27 PM (Jj43a)

179 "My son is possibly dating an Iranian girl in LA. Talk me off the cliff " We had a young Iranian girl in our office for a while. She was no radical. Insisted on being called Persian not Iranian. Hated what Iran had become. Loved the US.

Posted by: Tuna at March 30, 2017 03:27 PM (jm1YL)

180 I had a Persian cat once.

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 30, 2017 03:27 PM (8ZskC)

181 My son is possibly dating an Iranian girl in LA. Talk me off the cliff Posted by: ThunderB at March 30, 2017 08:21 PM (VapGU) Is she hawt? I have Iranian (they say Persian) friends. They are cool. Lots of escaping after the Shah fell Persians are cool, lots are Christians or not terribly Muslim at all. Good at being Merican and rich and stuff. And lots of hawt ones.

Posted by: blaster at March 30, 2017 03:27 PM (HV1LS)

182 Posted by: bluebell
==


You know it!

*fistbump*

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! [/i] [/b] at March 30, 2017 03:28 PM (KgpWR)

183 Must be a slow news day if Mike Pence's monogamy is the Big Deal of the Day. Part of I-85 collapsed in Atlanta tonight during rush hour traffic. We watched it with our fannies parked on the sofa.

Posted by: ALH at March 30, 2017 03:28 PM (Z56vq)

184 *grumble grumble*

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt, not in the Top 173. at March 30, 2017 03:28 PM (8iiMU)

185 Scott Adams pointed out the Hillary H with an arrow looked like a road sign to get to the hospital.

Posted by: blaster at March 30, 2017 03:29 PM (HV1LS)

186 Persian is good.

And , as mentioned above, potentially HAWT.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! [/i] [/b] at March 30, 2017 03:29 PM (KgpWR)

187 My son is possibly dating an Iranian girl in LA. Talk me off the cliff Posted by: ThunderB at March 30, 2017 08:21 PM (VapGU) As blaster noted, Iranian girl from LA is most likely from a Persian family that fled the Shah. The downside is that she's probably very high maintenance.

Posted by: alexthechick - so not For The Children at March 30, 2017 03:29 PM (dEQP3)

188 187 As blaster noted, Iranian girl from LA is most likely from a Persian family that fled the Shah. The downside is that she's probably very high maintenance. Posted by: alexthechick - so not For The Children at March 30, 2017 08:29 PM (dEQP3) ======== It's really the LA post that is more worrisome.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at March 30, 2017 03:30 PM (Jj43a)

189 Part of I-85 collapsed in Atlanta tonight during rush hour traffic.
Posted by: ALH at March 30, 2017 08:28 PM (Z56vq)


Oh crap. Then I'm avoiding that town tomorrow.

I hope.


When is this confirmation vote, anyway?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt, not in the Top 173. at March 30, 2017 03:30 PM (8iiMU)

190 Part of I-85 collapsed in Atlanta tonight during rush hour traffic.
====

Unfortunately, the rest of the city survived.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! [/i] [/b] at March 30, 2017 03:30 PM (KgpWR)

191 Part of I-85 collapsed in Atlanta tonight during rush hour traffic. We watched it with our fannies parked on the sofa. Posted by: ALH at March 30, 2017 08:28 PM (Z56vq) ===== I heard a little bit about that. What happened? Between that and the Exhibition game tommorow night at Suntrust, tomorrow afternoon rush hour will be unimaginable.

Posted by: Flyboy [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at March 30, 2017 03:31 PM (QyJQG)

192 Part of I-85 collapsed in Atlanta tonight during rush hour traffic. We watched it with our fannies parked on the sofa. Posted by: ALH at March 30, 2017 08:28 PM (Z56vq) I just saw a clip of that, I'm assuming the fire was from some kind of major accident. Wait wait what am I saying, fire can't melt asphalt! GOOGLE IT SHEEPLE!!!

Posted by: alexthechick - so not For The Children at March 30, 2017 03:31 PM (dEQP3)

193 "My son is possibly dating an Iranian girl in LA. Talk me off the cliff " Injuries?

Posted by: Tuna at March 30, 2017 03:31 PM (jm1YL)

194 189 When is this confirmation vote, anyway? Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt, not in the Top 173. at March 30, 2017 08:30 PM (8iiMU) ========= Committee vote should be Monday. Floor vote is whenever McConnell schedules it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at March 30, 2017 03:31 PM (Jj43a)

195 193 Oops. Copied and pasted the wrong sentence. Was wanting to know if there were any infuries from the road collapse in Atlanta.

Posted by: Tuna at March 30, 2017 03:32 PM (jm1YL)

196 Drudge points to Gizmodo tracking down Comey's twitter. Other than the interesting trail of breadcrumbs, there isn't anything there. Other than he named his account after Reinhold Niebuhr. He did a thesis on him, but, otherwise, self-regard much?

Posted by: blaster at March 30, 2017 03:33 PM (HV1LS)

197 NOOD and none of yous are FIRST

Posted by: runner at March 30, 2017 03:33 PM (c6/9Q)

198 >>Oops. Copied and pasted the wrong sentence. Was wanting to know if there were any infuries from the road collapse in Atlanta. It's ok. It works with that one too.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 30, 2017 03:33 PM (/tuJf)

199 Icelandic girls seem super nice and classy. It this true?

Posted by: Phone of Widespread Pepe at March 30, 2017 03:34 PM (9oKed)

200 No injuries from road collapse. Huge fire.

Traffic gonna be hellacious tomorrow.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! [/i] [/b] at March 30, 2017 03:34 PM (KgpWR)

201 NOOD Open Thread!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at March 30, 2017 03:35 PM (kP16F)

202 NUNES: I'm sure the Dems want me to quit because they know I'm quite effective at getting to the bottom of things ----- BOOM

Posted by: EVLINC! at March 30, 2017 03:36 PM (y3aQB)

203 @68

Brilliant and spot on analysis, therefore the GOP will do exactly the opposite.

Book it.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 30, 2017 03:36 PM (+lv+r)

204 One of my best friends at work is Persian.


Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at March 30, 2017 08:27 PM (Jj43a)


You work at a rug factory?  Cool!




Posted by: Billy Joe at March 30, 2017 03:38 PM (n3hky)

205 The Democrats have let their base go to crazy for too long. They have created a monster that they probably can't control anymore. Not sure if hilarious or kinda scary.

Posted by: Max Power at March 30, 2017 03:38 PM (q177U)

206 Some one at Marta decided it would be a good idea to store plastic conduit directly underneath the interstate. Not a problem unless it starts on fire. Which it did tonight. Plastic is made from petroleum, which burns hot enough to melt the steel rebar which holds the columns up. It was pretty spectacular when it fell.

Posted by: ALH at March 30, 2017 03:39 PM (Z56vq)

207 200 No injuries from road collapse. Huge fire.

Traffic gonna be hellacious tomorrow.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at March 30, 2017 08:34 PM (KgpWR)



Road collapses are caused by global warming and the fire will just add to the problem. We need to do something about it now.

Posted by: Bill Nye at March 30, 2017 03:40 PM (n3hky)

208 >>Plastic is made from petroleum, which burns hot enough to melt the steel rebar which holds the columns up. But ....

Posted by: JackStraw at March 30, 2017 03:40 PM (/tuJf)

209 , which burns hot enough to melt the steel rebar which holds the columns up.

It was pretty spectacular when it fell.

Posted by: ALH at March 30, 2017 08:39 PM (Z56vq)



Fire can't melt steel.

Posted by: Rosie O'Donnell at March 30, 2017 03:41 PM (n3hky)

210 >>>My son is possibly dating an Iranian girl in LA. Persian girls have a wonderful mix of assertiveness and femininity. They make great mothers too. Please tell me she doesn't wear a hijab though, that's a tell.

Posted by: Max Power at March 30, 2017 03:42 PM (q177U)

211 SCHUUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMER!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Testicular Challenged Senators at March 30, 2017 03:54 PM (Q1UO3)

212 210 >>>My son is possibly dating an Iranian girl in LA. Persian girls have a wonderful mix of assertiveness and femininity. They make great mothers too. Please tell me she doesn't wear a hijab though, that's a tell. Posted by: Max Power at March 30, 2017 08:42 PM (q177U) ****************** Good friend of mine refers to his (Americanized) Iranian ex-wife as Al Quada.

Posted by: torabora at March 30, 2017 03:57 PM (Q1UO3)

213 My son is possibly dating an Iranian girl in L

I once worked with an Iranian woman who was one of the smartest people I've met, and a really nice person.  Now a prof at a big name university.

Posted by: pep at March 30, 2017 03:58 PM (LAe3v)

214 THAT BOY TUCKER IS A KILLER

Posted by: thathalfrican - straight killin' it at March 30, 2017 04:01 PM (nDcc3)

215 LMAO @ You're not capable of writing a clear sentence.

Posted by: thathalfrican - straight killin' it at March 30, 2017 04:02 PM (nDcc3)

216 Anyone else think this guy needs to sit on a unicorn horn wrapped in barbed wire?

Posted by: Infidel at March 30, 2017 04:04 PM (uKRys)

217 I'm totally against nuking the filibuster.  Call their bluff, bring in a pallet of Depends and a box of catheters and tell em to "Lets get it on!"

Then, when they are exhausted, hold the danged vote.  Then tell them to get ready for an unending series of votes they won't like and they are welcome to filibuster them all until they are hospitalized from exhaustion. 

If they refuse to take a hint, make one small rule change.  Since a filibuster is endless debate on a motion to end debate and proceed to a final vote, declare that anyone who leaves the chamber for over an hour is obviously done with debating and shall be deemed in favor of ending the debate.  I.e. instead of one or two yammering all night make them keep all of them in the chamber.

The filibuster was intended to allow a Senator to stop a bill long enough for support out in the country to rally and bring pressure to the rest.  These modern polite gentleman's filibusters where you just tell McConnell you declare one and the bill or nominee is done is what we must nuke.

Posted by: John Morris at March 30, 2017 04:55 PM (sCRhB)

218 I'm totally against nuking the filibuster. Call their bluff, bring in a pallet of Depends and a box of catheters and tell em to "Lets get it on!"

Then, when they are exhausted, hold the danged vote. Then tell them to get ready for an unending series of votes they won't like and they are welcome to filibuster them all until they are hospitalized from exhaustion.

If they refuse to take a hint, make one small rule change. Since a filibuster is endless debate on a motion to end debate and proceed to a final vote, declare that anyone who leaves the chamber for over an hour is obviously done with debating and shall be deemed in favor of ending the debate. I.e. instead of one or two yammering all night make them keep all of them in the chamber.

The filibuster was intended to allow a Senator to stop a bill long enough for support out in the country to rally and bring pressure to the rest. These modern polite gentleman's filibusters where you just tell McConnell you declare one and the bill or nominee is done is what we must nuke.

Posted by: John Morris at March 30, 2017 09:55 PM (sCRhB)


I so agree.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 30, 2017 04:57 PM (FTXAT)

219 >>>It was pretty spectacular when it fell. News at 9.

Posted by: gNewt at March 30, 2017 05:17 PM (242F/)

220 The motivation for the left to filibuster is precisely to force the GOP to use the nuclear option so that eventually when Americans are stupid enough to vote another scumbag leftist into the White House along with a scumbag leftist majority in Congress, they can put an even more extremist leftist onto SCOTUS. That doesn't mean the GOP shouldn't use the Reid option if Schumer does filibuster. Just don't underestimate the inherent conniving nature of the throughly deceptive left.

Posted by: Pete at March 30, 2017 08:15 PM (aP98Y)

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