April 29, 2014

Obama Hits New Job-Approval Low in WaPo/ABC Poll; Public Says They'd Prefer a Republican Congress to Check Obama's Power
— Ace

41%. He's been down to 39 and 38 in other polls, but not this low in the Post/ABC poll.


Obama’s approval rating fell to 41 percent, down from 46 percent through the first three months of the year and the lowest of his presidency in Post-ABC News polls. Just 42 percent approve of his handling of the economy, 37 percent approve of how he is handling the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and 34 percent approve of his handling of the situation involving Ukraine and Russia.

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The Post-ABC poll found that 44 percent say they support the law while 48 percent say they oppose it, which is about where it was at the end of last year and in January. Half of all Americans also say they think implementation is worse than expected.

Last month, a Post-ABC poll found 49 percent of Americans saying they supported the new law compared with 48 percent who opposed it. That finding was more positive for the administration than most other polls at the time. Democrats saw it as a possible leading indicator of a shift in public opinion, but that has not materialized.

Yes, it was an outlier and a bad poll. They seem incapable of admitting the obvious.

It was actually pretty obvious at the time, too.


Pessimism about the economy also persists, with more than seven in 10 describing the economy in negative terms. Public attitudes about the future of the economy are anything but rosy. Just 28 percent say they think the economy is getting better, while 36 percent say it is getting worse and 35 percent say it’s staying the same.

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Among registered voters, 45 percent intend to vote for the Democratic candidate in House elections this fall, and 44 percent for the Republican candidate. Based on past elections, that close margin is troubling news for Democrats. Shortly before they lost control of the House in 2010, Democrats held a five-point advantage on this question.

Another measure of voting intentions came when people were asked whether they thought it was more important to have Democrats in charge in Congress to help support Obama’s policies or Republicans in charge to act as a check on the president’s policies. On this, 53 percent of voters say Republicans and 39 percent say Democrats. That is almost identical to the results of the same question when it was asked in September 2010, two months before the GOP landslide.

Democrats still have an edge on their handling of many issues, surprisingly (and regrettably) enough.

Where they kill us, though, is on the Shares My Values type questions:


Where Democrats have the biggest advantages are on the same contrasts that helped Obama win reelection in 2012 — indicators of which party voters believe is on their side. By 52 to 32 percent, those surveyed say they trust Democrats to do a better job helping the middle class, and by 55 to 25 percent, they trust Democrats on issues that are especially important to women.

I'm starting to fear that the public likes the Democrat plan, just not the execution.

There's some long-range upside there, as the Democrats' failure to execute their plan is not just one of managerial incompetence; you just can't tax and spend your way to prosperity.

But that could take a decade for the dumb, shallow-thinking American public to grasp.

The public has good reason to disapprove of Obama's alleged "recovery." It's awful.

he current job market recovery has been an historically slow one. It was only in March that private-sector employment surpassed its former peak reached in January 2008, or 51 months from its February 2010 nadir. During the 1981-82 recession by contrast, it took private-sector employment just 10 month to surpass its old high. If the current jobs recovery had been as robust as the ones during the Reagan and Clinton years, we would have around 6 million more private-sector jobs right now.

But the problem isn’t just the quantity of jobs created, but the quality, too. From an updated study by the National Employment Law Project (and see [below] chart):

We find that during the labor market downturn (measured from January 2008 to February 2010), employment losses occurred throughout the economy, but were concentrated in mid-wage and higher-wage industries. By contrast, during the recovery (measured from February 2010 to February 2014), employment gains have been concentrated in lower-wage industries. Specifically:

– Lower-wage industries constituted 22 percent of recession losses, but 44 percent of recovery growth.

– Mid-wage industries constituted 37 percent of recession losses, but only 26 percent of recovery growth.

– Higher-wage industries constituted 41 percent of recession losses, and 30 percent of recovery growth.

Today, there are nearly two million fewer jobs in mid-and higher-wage industries than there were before the recession took hold, while there are 1.85 million more jobs in lower-wage industries. Service-providing industries such as food services and drinking places, administrative and support services, and retail trade have led private sector job growth during the recovery. These industries, which pay relatively low wages, accounted for 39 percent of the private sector employment increase over the past four years.


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1 40? How does it stay that high. Yeah, rhetorical question.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 29, 2014 09:25 AM (AWLdv)

2 I'm starting to fear that the public likes the Democrat plan, just not the execution.

People like free shit, who knew?

Posted by: HR at April 29, 2014 10:16 AM (ZKzrr)

3 @guypbenson

One of the most striking things about that ugly WaPo/ABC poll is that the sample is *heavily* Democratic (D+11), vs 2012's D+6 electorate.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i][/u] at April 29, 2014 10:17 AM (ujux6)

4 We'll turn those polls around when our latest Twitter campaign kicks in. We've got some really clever 140-character shit all lined up and ready to go.

Posted by: Barky O'Genius at April 29, 2014 10:17 AM (8ZskC)

5 If an election were held today, obama would win.

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 29, 2014 10:18 AM (8UCj3)

6 Ssssssssssssssssssss...

Posted by: The Fuse on the Employer Mandate Bomb at April 29, 2014 10:18 AM (8ZskC)

7 Poll also had an 11-point skew, D over R responders. Yeah, it's really really bad.

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at April 29, 2014 10:19 AM (SCcgT)

8 I'm quite sure his REAL job-approval numbers are in the low thirties or high twenties. They slant the polls, even when the polls are bad for them. Just so they don't look REALLY bad for them.

Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2014 10:19 AM (mizYg)

9 I'm starting to fear that the public likes the Democrat plan, just not the execution. See? That confirms that the centrist Obama just isn't radical enough. He's really a moderate Republican.

Posted by: Chris Hayes at April 29, 2014 10:19 AM (jfUIE)

10 7 Poll also had an 11-point skew, D over R responders. Yeah, it's really really bad. Posted by: Bat Chain Puller Pro-cisively.

Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2014 10:20 AM (mizYg)

11 I'm starting to fear that the public likes the Democrat plan, just not the execution. Peggy Noonan falls into this category. And the Wall Street Journal loves obamanomics, i.e., spend, spend, and spend.

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 29, 2014 10:20 AM (8UCj3)

12 This is at the 92nd Street Y. Jeff Greenfield speaking with Joe Klein, this is Sunday night, New York City.

KLEIN: I come home and I turn on CNN at six o'clock at night because that's something I kind of do in preparation for the 6:30 network news to see what Wolf is being really hyperbolic about, and he's talking about the plane! I mean .. well, actually this is is matter of real sadness.
...
It is such an embarrassment to our profession that CNN has gone in the toilet the way it has. It really is.

I miss being able to turn on a straight newscast. And it turns out the only place you can go to get one at six o'clock at night is Fox.

GREENFIELD: That's right Yes. It's true.

AUDIENCE: (gasps and grumbling)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teoxjspg0p8

Posted by: unambiguiously semi-political at April 29, 2014 10:20 AM (e8kgV)

13 "They slant the polls, even when the polls are bad for them. Just so they don't look REALLY bad for them.

Posted by: zombie"


Indeed, they are accurate exactly as the unemployment numbers are accurate.


Or the Obamacare enrollment numbers are accurate.

Posted by: Simon White-Thatch Potentloins at April 29, 2014 10:21 AM (NnjE8)

14 "Shares my values" From the party of dead babies and a dead economy. Is it too late for Newt's moon colony?

Posted by: Lauren at April 29, 2014 10:21 AM (hFL/3)

15 The New Normal includes Big Government. Big Government is here to stay.

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 29, 2014 10:21 AM (8UCj3)

16 People only change when the amount of pain done to them is immediately associated with the correct cause of that pain.

That hasn't happened, because the media has consistently constructed a narrative to allow them to pretend it isn't the Democrats' fault.

People don't like the sensation of having pain and learning from it.  So, they will psychologically try to avoid it.  The media lets them do it, therefore they never change.

The change we *have* seen is from people who have made that connection because it can no longer be avoided.

Posted by: grognard at April 29, 2014 10:21 AM (/29Nl)

17 Until election results are in and confirmed I'm going to assume that most voters will be utter idiots and we're going to lose...only way to handle it this time after the 2012 debacle.

If I may be so bold is there something more potent than pudding if its as big of a blowout as some assume...?

Posted by: H Badger at April 29, 2014 10:21 AM (n/0Nw)

18 I dunno. When you account for voter fraud, the D vs. R skew seems about right. Just sayin'.....

Posted by: Buckeye Katie at April 29, 2014 10:21 AM (1M/xn)

19 Here's the death knell: Even the hipsters in SF and Oakland have abandoned Obama. Everybody now claims to be "independent," and doesn't want to be seen as a big-government goon. It's the Snowden effect, and the leftovers of the Occupy scene. Of course, they're sorta opposing Obama from the "left," but not the big-government left, but rather the "we hate anything that reminds us of daddy" left.

Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2014 10:22 AM (mizYg)

20 *golfclap*

Posted by: artisanal 'ette: game over Real Madrid (3!) v B.Munich (0) at April 29, 2014 10:22 AM (IXrOn)

21 I thought the WSJ just said Obama's recovery economy was the best in History?

Posted by: Seems legit at April 29, 2014 10:23 AM (A98Xu)

22 Look at the chart!  WE'RE WINNING!!!

Posted by: Low Wage Industy at April 29, 2014 10:23 AM (MNq6o)

23 the WSJ just came out last week with the opposite take on obama's 'recovery.' WSJ claimed this long-sustaining recovery is one of the best ever. I shit you not. (Sorry, no link, I heard it on WSJ Radio).

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 29, 2014 10:23 AM (8UCj3)

24 re: shares my values bullshit. This is a result of GOP laying over and letting the donks be all things to all people while GOP=todd Akin + Goldman Sachs. While some may think that doing anything other than lying down to DNC will drive moderates from GOP, how about we: point out donk bad behavior. Hey, anyone remember the waivers to the onerous regulations they pass...waiver that benefit BIG BUSINESS (cough cough Mattel). Maybe if we weren't scared of our own wedge issues, including immigration, then people would know what values we have (aside from napalming baby seals). Obama's dropping polls numbers are in no way caused by anything the GOP's done because the GOP hasn't had the balls to point out anything good or bad with themselves or Obana. Remember Romney's 2012 campaign slogan: "Obama is awesome, but I'm acceptable"* *just kidding, it was "Scott Walker, who?"

Posted by: joeindc44 at April 29, 2014 10:24 AM (FQLT3)

25 I'd say "Imagine what it would be without the MSM covering his butt" except he wouldn't have been re-elected in that scenario.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 29, 2014 10:24 AM (8zTpe)

26 "Pessimism about the economy also persists, with more than seven in 10 describing the economy in negative terms. Public attitudes about the future of the economy are anything but rosy. Just 28 percent say they think the economy is getting better, while 36 percent say it is getting worse and 35 percent say it’s staying the same."

Pocketbook election. Absolutely textbook pocketbook election.

So the GOP are going to run on pocketbook issues, right? Sky high gas prices, record high food prices, record electricity rates, shitty temp jobs the only ones available to most jobseekers? Those are the themes around which the party will rally, right? Right? RIGHT?

No, the GOP are going to run on amnesty for illegal aliens and "fixing" Obamacare.

Reagan wept.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 29, 2014 10:24 AM (noWW6)

27 When 12 million new Hispanic natural conservatives are included in the polling, Obama's goose will really be cooked. Trust me on this.

Posted by: Karl Rove at April 29, 2014 10:24 AM (8ZskC)

28 The republicans will find an opportunity to screw it up.

Posted by: Carol at April 29, 2014 10:25 AM (gjOCp)

29 I like the fact that the job graph is colored both lumpy-hard and squishy fecal brown.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at April 29, 2014 10:25 AM (Qp0nB)

30 (3? WTF?!)

Posted by: HR at April 29, 2014 10:25 AM (ZKzrr)

31 23 the WSJ just came out last week with the opposite take on obama's 'recovery.' WSJ claimed this long-sustaining recovery is one of the best ever. I shit you not. (Sorry, no link, I heard it on WSJ Radio). Posted by: Soothsayer § at April 29, 2014 03:23 PM (8UCj3) I saw it in print and thought, you got to be kidding, right? Look at the comparisons between the Gipper and the TFG after 5 years.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 29, 2014 10:25 AM (HVff2)

32 Solution : raise minimum wage to $20! You're welcome America.

Posted by: HoboJerky at April 29, 2014 10:25 AM (y9dfJ)

33 Right, and the R's will "fix" obamacare just like they will "secure" the borders. It's all bullshit.

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 29, 2014 10:25 AM (8UCj3)

34 "Remember Romney's 2012 campaign slogan: 'Obama is awesome, but I'm acceptable'"

Candy, can I just say for a minute that I agree with the President on this?

Posted by: Mitt Romney at April 29, 2014 10:25 AM (noWW6)

35 Zombie these people abandoning Obama aren't falling on the conservative side.  They are blaming the "corps" and the "uber rich", which plays right into the hand of the progressives.

Posted by: Simon White-Thatch Potentloins at April 29, 2014 10:25 AM (NnjE8)

36 They are polling 17% of people who are 50-50 on voting or not going to vote. WHY are they polling these people?! That alone is throwing the numbers. Without cross tabs I don't know to which side.

Posted by: NWConservative at April 29, 2014 10:25 AM (Kw7iY)

37 So,     they took a poll last month, and decided today was a good day to release it.   Interesting

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 29, 2014 10:26 AM (ZkzmI)

38 Never mind all of this. There's Donald Sterling!11!

Posted by: The MFM at April 29, 2014 10:26 AM (Dwehj)

39 Where Democrats have the biggest advantages are on the same contrasts that helped Obama win reelection in 2012 — indicators of which party voters believe is on their side. By 52 to 32 percent, those surveyed say they trust Democrats to do a better job helping the middle class, and by 55 to 25 percent, they trust Democrats on issues that are especially important to women.



Yes.   Because voters are fucking idiots.   Pie in the sky,  unserious idiots.  



and by 55 to 25 percent, they trust Democrats on issues that are especially important to women.



In other words,   they trust    Democrats to be more open to paying for the    whores' birth control   and      on-demand abortions.   


This is why I'm   a misogynist.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit [/s][/u][/i][/b] at April 29, 2014 10:26 AM (4df7R)

40 "Everybody now claims to be "independent," and doesn't want to be seen as a big-government goon. Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2014 03:22 PM"


And here in the People's Republic we have a huge number of 'independents.'  They almost all vote reliably left, even though they prefer to be seen as the thoughtful ones who aren't slavishly attached to party.  Those disenchanted independent utes will still pull the lever for anything with a D next to it.


Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 29, 2014 10:26 AM (knoK7)

41 Obviously what we need is more cheap labor.

Posted by: Dr Spank at April 29, 2014 10:26 AM (P1WNR)

42 I'm sorry but "Look at the comparisons between the Gipper and the TFG after 5 years" will only drive moderates from the GOP. It'd be better if we adopted the McCain 2008 "Who Farted?" campaign approach in which every member of the GOP ever, except maybe for Lincoln (who was really a democrat, don't you know), was the most embarrassing person ever.

Posted by: joeindc44 at April 29, 2014 10:27 AM (FQLT3)

43 24....... then people would know what values we have (aside from napalming baby seals). But I like it when Scott Walker napalms baby seals and polar bear cubs.........

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 29, 2014 10:27 AM (HVff2)

44

Wow he is way underwater with Independents. 

 

Disapprove 59%.  Dems need to run away form anything Obama if they want to survive.

Posted by: Registered Voter at April 29, 2014 10:27 AM (QABaU)

45 So the GOP are going to run on pocketbook issues, right? Sky high gas prices, record high food prices, record electricity rates, shitty temp jobs the only ones available to most jobseekers? Those are the themes around which the party will rally, right? Right? RIGHT? I cannot, absolutely cannot figure out why the GOP is not hammering this daily into any microphone, tv camera, twitter, conservative web sites, etc.. Raise minimum wage? No dummy, lower gas prices thereby lowering cost of goods.

Posted by: Seems legit at April 29, 2014 10:27 AM (A98Xu)

46 I'm starting to fear that the public likes the Democrat plan, just not the execution.


The public likes free shit.

Republicans want you to work hard to become the best person you can be so you can create a great life for yourself.

The Democrats promise sex, free shit and a huge government bureaucracy to minimize the consequences of any of your mistakes, in return for your loyalty.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at April 29, 2014 10:27 AM (AC0lD)

47 The republicans will find an opportunity to screw it up. Posted by: Carol at April 29, 2014 03:25 PM (gjOCp) Here we go again.

Posted by: The Anvil at April 29, 2014 10:27 AM (x3YFz)

48 In other words, they trust Democrats to be more open to paying for the whores' birth control and on-demand abortions.

And the steady stream of free shit for the mothers of the ones PP lets get away.

Posted by: HR at April 29, 2014 10:28 AM (ZKzrr)

49 34 "Remember Romney's 2012 campaign slogan: 'Obama is awesome, but I'm acceptable'" Candy, can I just say for a minute that I agree with the President on this? ****** lol, that's right. That was Romney's third debate strategy. "Allow me to waste this opportunity by agreeing with everything obama has done."

Posted by: joeindc44 at April 29, 2014 10:28 AM (FQLT3)

50 History called and it wants to speak to Jeb.

Posted by: Karl Rove at April 29, 2014 10:28 AM (8ZskC)

51 Sorry forgot to credit: Posted by: torquewrench at April 29, 2014 03:24 PM (noWW6)

Posted by: Seems legit at April 29, 2014 10:28 AM (A98Xu)

52 42 Posted by: joeindc44 at April 29, 2014 03:27 PM (FQLT3) Huh?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 29, 2014 10:28 AM (HVff2)

53 And the steady stream of free shit for the mothers of the ones PP lets get away.

Posted by: HR at April 29, 2014 03:28 PM (ZKzrr)



Naturally.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit [/s][/u][/i][/b] at April 29, 2014 10:28 AM (4df7R)

54 ...Wolf Blitzer, Wolf Blitzer, please pick up the white courtesy phone. Paging Wolf Blitzer...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at April 29, 2014 10:28 AM (0HooB)

55 To quote Ham Salad, "Don't get cocky GOP"

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 29, 2014 10:29 AM (W6ugU)

56 This recovery has been the best,for Wall Street.

Posted by: steevy at April 29, 2014 10:29 AM (zqvg6)

57 I'm starting to fear that the public likes the Democrat plan, just not the execution. There's some long-range upside there, as the Democrats' failure to execute their plan is not just one of managerial incompetence; you just can't tax and spend your way to prosperity. But that could take a decade for the dumb, shallow-thinking American public to grasp. Yep, they like ideas and good feelings. Yes. And, on the second point, a decade is a generation. Easing the population into their ideology is exactly what they want. Ten years go by and the shouting of the same for ten years becomes a distant whisper. The new generation knows no better. This is how they perceive obamacare. JEF thinks he is doing what is right, and we just need to get over it, and embrace the "change." Over time, the pos law eats away at our health care, with many forgotten what we had previous. I really do hate the ignorant.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette: game over Real Madrid (3!) v B.Munich (0) at April 29, 2014 10:29 AM (IXrOn)

58 March that private-sector employment surpassed its former peak reached in January 2008, or 51 months from its February 2010 nadir. And during those 6 years.... we've added about 12 million in population (1 million per year natural growth, 1 million per year legal immigration)... Thus... we are really about 8 million jobs behind... as we are now supporting more people, on the same amount of people working...

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 29, 2014 10:29 AM (84gbM)

59 I cannot, absolutely cannot figure out why the GOP is not hammering this daily into any microphone, tv camera, twitter, conservative web sites, etc.. Wait, what? *hic*

Posted by: John Boehner at April 29, 2014 10:29 AM (8ZskC)

60
"by 55 to 25 percent, they trust Democrats on issues that are especially important to women."



Rather sounds like an electorate eager to sweep Hillary! into office, doesn't it?

Calling it now.  xxClinton wins with the most Democratic electoral votes since LBJ.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 29, 2014 10:29 AM (kdS6q)

61 aw come on, it's all racism. Look at that Sperling Bundy guy, looks just like most people who aren't Black.

Posted by: mallfly at April 29, 2014 10:29 AM (bJm7W)

62

27When 12 million new Hispanic natural conservatives are included in the polling, Obama's goose will really be cooked.

Trust me on this.

Posted by: Karl Rove at April 29, 2014 03:24 PM (8ZskC)

28The republicans will find an opportunity to screw it up.

Posted by: Carol at April 29, 2014 03:25 PM (gjOCp)

 

I give you the GOP.

 

 

Posted by: Hans Gruber at April 29, 2014 10:29 AM (N7QgG)

63 MWR, I think the number of idiots who believe that the Dems will help the middle class makes me more angry than the number of idiots who believe that Dems will help women. Obamacare is nothing but a gigantic tax on the middle class. It makes middle class insurance premiums higher than middle class mortgages. It is insanity. And yet *derp derp derp Democrats care about us* Fuck me. At least with the "war on women" bullshit we know that 1/4 of all women have abortions so they've got a high floor of support right there. There's no excuse for the middle class crap. None.

Posted by: Lauren at April 29, 2014 10:29 AM (hFL/3)

64 40 "Everybody now claims to be "independent," and doesn't want to be seen as a big-government goon. Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2014 03:22 PM" And here in the People's Republic we have a huge number of 'independents.' They almost all vote reliably left, even though they prefer to be seen as the thoughtful ones who aren't slavishly attached to party. Those disenchanted independent utes will still pull the lever for anything with a D next to it. Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 29, 2014 03:26 PM (knoK7) Independents are easier to sway than democrats because they have already made a conscious decision not to be a democrat. They aren't locked in to what the democrat party says/does.

Posted by: NWConservative at April 29, 2014 10:29 AM (Kw7iY)

65 **But I like it when Scott Walker napalms baby seals and polar bear cubs.........*** Look, I'm not saying we can't napalm cute wild life critters anymore as a party, we just need to point out that the fucking democrats are a bunch of fucking corrupt, incompetent criminals who are interested in flooding the country with the third world because they vote democrat.

Posted by: joeindc44 at April 29, 2014 10:29 AM (FQLT3)

66 One of the nightmares of Obamacare, one of many, is that it's going to freeze people in their jobs (if they have one). Let's say you're getting subsidies for that insurance from the exchange. Taking a better paying job or accepting a promotion suddenly results in said subsidies disappearing and now you're on the hook for thousands of dollars in premiums. I hope that raise covers it (it won't).

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 29, 2014 10:30 AM (oFCZn)

67 How can you guys possibly talk about America going down the shitter when Donald Sterling did what he did?

Posted by: The MFM at April 29, 2014 10:30 AM (Dwehj)

68 I'm gonna save the fucking day.

Posted by: The Pantsuit at April 29, 2014 10:30 AM (WCnJW)

69 Seriously. Beohner is an epic failure at life. How many softballs have the dems pitched? How many times have they tripped over their own shoelaces only to find that dumbass and that other idiot mcconnell there to help them to their feet? First person to get tarred and feathered is boehner. Next, mcconnell, next, mccain. We'll work our way down from there.

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 10:30 AM (x3YFz)

70 Abolish wage withholding and make everyone pay quarterly estimates or, even better, write one big honkin' check on April 15. Which brave li'l Republican wants to change the narrative by proposing this? Why give the government an interest-free loan when they're just going to use it to help GE from paying taxes? OK, now I'm awake. And the GOP still sucks.

Posted by: Furious George at April 29, 2014 10:31 AM (P85Pz)

71 Well, if those damned union-busting, light-my-Cuban-cigars-with-hundred-dollar-bills, spats-wearing, businessmen would just pay their janitors $35 an hour, that would solve the lower-wage problem. Easy-peasy.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 29, 2014 10:31 AM (TIIx5)

72 Let's cut the shit. This poll is bullshit, and you all know it in your little cold black hearts. You know that on the current trajectory, the R's are headed for a disastrous midterm. You KNOW that turnout will be historically low for the shitbag do-nothings.

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 29, 2014 10:31 AM (8UCj3)

73 Without reading the fine print, would it be safe to say that The Public wants an "opposition" Congress, as distinct from a "Republican" one? Not Commie-lite?

Posted by: April 19, 1775 at April 29, 2014 10:31 AM (1/4XQ)

74 I meant: "srsly, you guys"

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 10:31 AM (x3YFz)

75 (3? WTF?!) Posted by: HR at April 29, 2014 03:25 PM (ZKzrr) yea, and Munich needs 5 goals at this point to move forward - they are screwed (gosh I love their goalie, tho)

Posted by: artisanal 'ette: game over Real Madrid (3!) v B.Munich (0) at April 29, 2014 10:31 AM (IXrOn)

76
"Allow me to waste this opportunity by agreeing with everything obama has done."
Posted by: joeindc44




"I would like to take this opportunity to repeat everything the President has just said, but without blinking my eyes."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 29, 2014 10:32 AM (kdS6q)

77 "Independents are easier to sway than democrats because they have already made a conscious decision not to be a democrat. They aren't locked in to what the democrat party says/does. Posted by: NWConservative at April 29, 2014 03:29 PM"


You haven't met our independents, have you?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 29, 2014 10:32 AM (knoK7)

78 56 This recovery has been the best,for Wall Street. Posted by: steevy at April 29, 2014 03:29 PM (zqvg6) Its been best for the Big 5 Banks.... who are now so intertwined with the Federal Treasury Dept, that they are one Giant Power structure... Read an article today that the Justice Dept has a program that is going after the bank accounts of people they don't like.... Started with Drug guys... then Pay day lenders.... They ask for so much oversite on those accounts it makes the Banks get rid of those customers... Now? Porn stars are having their bank accounts closed....

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 29, 2014 10:32 AM (84gbM)

79 Let's say you're getting subsidies for that insurance from the exchange. Taking a better paying job or accepting a promotion suddenly results in said subsidies disappearing and now you're on the hook for thousands of dollars in premiums. I hope that raise covers it (it won't).

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 29, 2014 03:30 PM (oFCZn)



Oh, and if it turns out that the subsidy you've been receiving is actually more than you should have been receiving, because someone fucked up the calculation?    Congratulations!   You get to pay    it back, plus interest.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit [/s][/u][/i][/b] at April 29, 2014 10:32 AM (4df7R)

80 52 42 Posted by: joeindc44 at April 29, 2014 03:27 PM (FQLT3) Huh? *** sorry, mccain was embarrassed of his own party. Thus, he refused to defend Booosh which meant that obama got to make the Fannie Mae Recession the GOP recession because "capitalism and small government don't work."

Posted by: joeindc44 at April 29, 2014 10:32 AM (FQLT3)

81 WaPo & ABC are evil fascist organizations funded by the Koch brothers trying to gin up more doubts about the holiness of our messiah.

Posted by: Lenny Bruce at April 29, 2014 10:32 AM (hpgw1)

82 The D+11 thing is an artifact of two things: 1- the largest sample is of adults, not even voters. WaPo write-ups have stressed as the cycle moves towards "likely" voters that gap will shrink as will D favorable %s if these bottom-line numbers hold. 2- Most Republicans rightfully hate their party, so much so that many identify now as independents. When independents get pushed to further identify one way or the other, they break more R because that's what they actually are. It's why Romney winning "independents" wasn't such a big deal in 2012- those voters were his to begin with, and wasn't going to be enough to stop President Obama. #2 Will grow worse as Republicans keep shooting themselves in the balls on immigration and "reform". It's astounding when you realize the Republicans could actually see the largest single shift in seats in the U.S. Senate... ...and now they want to push amnesty. You can't help but laugh. And weep.

Posted by: CAC at April 29, 2014 10:32 AM (nB8lf)

83 35 Zombie these people abandoning Obama aren't falling on the conservative side. They are blaming the "corps" and the "uber rich", which plays right into the hand of the progressives. Posted by: Simon White-Thatch Potentloins Yes and no. True, they're not joining he ranks of conservatives, but they are creating huge ideological rifts on the "left." There is the union left, the enviro-left, the Luddite left, the big-government left, the nanny-fascist left, the hard-Marxist left, the institutional left, the Grievance Theater left, the ethnic enclave left, the do-gooder left -- and guess what? They all hate each other. More, please.

Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2014 10:32 AM (mizYg)

84 20% of families in the US have NO ONE working a full time job. When math catches up to us we are going to pay a very dear price.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 29, 2014 10:33 AM (32Ze2)

85 So the GOP are going to run on pocketbook issues, right? Sky high gas prices, record high food prices, record electricity rates, shitty temp jobs the only ones available to most jobseekers? Those are the themes around which the party will rally, right? Right? RIGHT? I cannot, absolutely cannot figure out why the GOP is not hammering this daily into any microphone, tv camera, twitter, conservative web sites, etc.. Raise minimum wage? No dummy, lower gas prices thereby lowering cost of goods. This^^^^ Plus, explaining how the Democrats amnesty plan will undercut middle-class wages, keep young people unemployed and - damage low income workers by undercutting their wages and thus their shot at the middle class. It's all there for anybody who's not a corrupt retard to take and run with. Morning in America, assholes. Get it right.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 29, 2014 10:33 AM (0cMkb)

86 That graph of jobs lost/gained has a fairly large problem. The lowest wage on there is still higher than what a lot of the stuff you're able to find around here (that is shitty retail) is paying. Welcome to the new normal!

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/b] [/i] [/s] at April 29, 2014 10:33 AM (HDwDg)

87 Donald Sterling! Donald Sterling!

Posted by: Teh MBM at April 29, 2014 10:33 AM (GW/jL)

88 I'm gonna save the fucking day. Posted by: The Pantsuit at April 29, 2014 03:30 PM (WCnJW) I'm with you, honey.

Posted by: Shatner at April 29, 2014 10:33 AM (IXrOn)

89

The Democrats, Obama administration in particular, have figured out how to game the internet and social media for low-information voters.  Heck, the Democrats brag about this when asked.

 

What they don't brag about, and certainly aren't asked about by their pals in the media, is the shit they are feeding to the low-information voters.

 

It's not about execution.  It's about the results.  People aren't miffed about the execution of the Democrats' plans.  They are miffed because the results they were promised by the Democrats haven't materialized.

 

And for good reason: they won't because the Democrats are feeding them lies.

Posted by: MacGruber at April 29, 2014 10:33 AM (XxAYS)

90 I would like to know the special sauce that kept it above 40.

Posted by: eureka! at April 29, 2014 10:33 AM (q7DBM)

91 If our political system was a county fair, I'd sell beohner-throat-punches for $1 each and be a millionaire by 10 PM.

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 10:33 AM (x3YFz)

92 Sentences like this are my favorite:

"Public attitudes about the future of the economy are anything but rosy"

The writer knows that by using the word "rosy" (a positive word) the reader comes away with a somewhat sunny feeling even though both the sentence and subject of the article are clearly negative.

This goes on all the time, depending on the person being written about. If you like language, it's fun (though maddening) to watch.

Posted by: Mega at April 29, 2014 10:33 AM (hHFOx)

93 Now? Porn stars are having their bank accounts closed.... Money shots NOT accepted here.

Posted by: Bank of America at April 29, 2014 10:34 AM (8ZskC)

94 In other words, they trust Democrats to be more open to paying for the whores' birth control and on-demand abortions. ------------------- “A government with the policy to rob Peter to pay Paul can be assured of the support of Paul.” - George Bernard Shaw

Posted by: Hillary at April 29, 2014 10:34 AM (aDwsi)

95 "I would like to take this opportunity to repeat everything the President has just said, but without blinking my eyes." **** I will say this about Obama: In 2008 he ran to the right of McCain. You recall stuff about balancing the budget and nuking pakistan? Debate 3 was a time to hit obama for his shitty foreign policy, but to also go to Obama's left on, IDK, drones and whatever else would be fun.

Posted by: joeindc44 at April 29, 2014 10:34 AM (FQLT3)

96 Where they kill us, though, is on the Shares My Values type questions To keep beating the expired equine, this is what comes from having state controlled mass media. The public is generally receptive to our ideas, they see them working in their own lives, but we're just not the kind of people they want to be associated with: bigoted, racist women haters who expect women to defer to men in all things.

Posted by: toby928 at April 29, 2014 10:34 AM (QupBk)

97 This is why people hammer RINOs. This is a golden opportunity for them, albeit a horrible one, to "connect" with the masses who are getting particularly screwed by gas prices, food prices, job lock via obamacare, etc.. However, they chose to say shit like, "It will be hard at this point to repeal." And, "We will have an amnesty bill by January." WTF?

Posted by: Seems legit at April 29, 2014 10:34 AM (A98Xu)

98 77 "Independents are easier to sway than democrats because they have already made a conscious decision not to be a democrat. They aren't locked in to what the democrat party says/does. Posted by: NWConservative at April 29, 2014 03:29 PM" You haven't met our independents, have you? Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 29, 2014 03:32 PM (knoK7) Well I'm not talking about Massachusetts independents!

Posted by: NWConservative at April 29, 2014 10:34 AM (Kw7iY)

99 from the Wapo link: "Turnout in midterm elections is always lower than in presidential elections, and at this point, key elements of the Republican coalition — namely white voters and older voters — say they are more certain to cast ballots this fall than are younger voters and minorities, two groups that Democrats and Obama relied on in 2008 and 2012." See? Racism. Jeaneane Garalofolo said so, and she's prescient!

Posted by: mallfly at April 29, 2014 10:34 AM (bJm7W)

100 20% of families in the US have NO ONE working a full time job. When math catches up to us we are going to pay a very dear price. Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 29, 2014 03:33 PM (32Ze2) What's 60 million families? eh...

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 10:35 AM (x3YFz)

101
I cannot, absolutely cannot figure out why the GOP is not hammering this daily

Because we are not on your side and haven't been for a long, long time. Figure it out and lots of things start to make sense.

Posted by: The GOP at April 29, 2014 10:35 AM (hHFOx)

102 We hate everybody. Mostly ourselves, but everybody else too.

Posted by: The Grievance Theater Left at April 29, 2014 10:35 AM (Dwehj)

103 Why, hello there!

Posted by: Amnesty at April 29, 2014 10:36 AM (K1sEu)

104 Here's the fallback plan....

Just let the Democrats win until there's no more free shit to give. Let them deal with the fallout.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at April 29, 2014 10:36 AM (AC0lD)

105 Yes and no. True, they're not joining he ranks of conservatives, but they are creating huge ideological rifts on the "left." There is the union left, the enviro-left, the Luddite left, the big-government left, the nanny-fascist left, the hard-Marxist left, the institutional left, the Grievance Theater left, the ethnic enclave left, the do-gooder left -- and guess what? They all hate each other. More, please. Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2014 03:32 PM (mizYg) Coalitions don't last forever, despite the demography doomsayers. Parties ungulate in power and influence. Republicans have been on a slide since the moderate suburbanite-rural/exurban conservative-urban anti-commie coalition started disintegrating in the late 1980s. We've lost Montgomery County PA in every Presidential election since 1992, after carrying it from 1960-1988 (save for 64). Democrats will absolutely unravel as well, and it won't be pretty. You can't promise something for everyone within your group when a lot of what you are offering requires theft from the others.

Posted by: CAC at April 29, 2014 10:36 AM (nB8lf)

106 1/4 of all women have abortions Is that true?

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/s][/i][/b][/s] at April 29, 2014 10:36 AM (WhJf8)

107 And for good reason: they won't because the Democrats media are feeding them Democrat's lies. Posted by: MacGruber Just expounding a bit.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 29, 2014 10:36 AM (aDwsi)

108 "I'd say 'Imagine what it would be without the MSM covering his butt' except he wouldn't have been re-elected in that scenario."

Wouldn't have been elected in the first place.

You are invited to consider a white male Democrat from Chicago who:

-- Refused to divulge a giant stack of key personal details

-- Had a record of actual accomplishment so tiny it could be printed on microfilm without reducing it first

-- Ties to a sleazy Chi-town fixer and felon who helped him buy his house

-- Said house being a HUGE mansion with jaw-dropping luxury amenities

-- Lavishly praised a mayor who was shortly to go to prison on multiple felony counts

--  Began his political career in the living room of an unrepentant domestic terrorist who designed a nail bomb intended to be set off at an Army social function

-- Attended for years a church with an explicitly racist theology and a pastor who loudly damned America from the pulpit

-- Had a wife who worked for a big hospital "dumping" poor African-American patients off onto smaller regional medical centers because they weren't profitable to care for.

-- Had political backers who profited hugely from "housing privatization" that left low-income African-American tenants living in apartments with no heat through brutual Chicago winters

If Obama had been a white male, you can bet that the voters of the country would have heard about at least some of that absolutely damning backstory.

Instead, the media shifted into full-on affirmative action mode and did their level best to make sure that the only people who learned this stuff were those who were wired in to the right-wing blogosphere.

So no, it wasn't just at re-election time that the media _made_ Obama.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 29, 2014 10:36 AM (noWW6)

109 btw, the very reliable Generic Congressional Vote poll shows the D's with a slight advantage for this November. Let's stop jerking each other off about a tsunami in November. The R's might lose the House.

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 29, 2014 10:36 AM (8UCj3)

110 "Well I'm not talking about Massachusetts independents! Posted by: NWConservative at April 29, 2014 03:34 PM"


Not much point, really.  They're mostly Dems without the label.  IINO? 

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 29, 2014 10:37 AM (knoK7)

111 Just let the Democrats win until there's no more free shit to give. Let them deal with the fallout. Posted by: Stateless ------------------ That never works out very well. See: Venezuela

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 29, 2014 10:37 AM (aDwsi)

112 HotAir.com ‏@hotairblog Men who work full-time earn less than they did 40 years ago http://hotair.com/headlines/?p=293911 …

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at April 29, 2014 10:37 AM (ZPrif)

113 They all hate each other. More, please. Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2014 03:32 PM (mizYg) problem is: they still all vote D

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 10:37 AM (x3YFz)

114 The economy sucks, jobs suck, Obamacare sucks and the future sucks. Democrats have controlled government for the past 5 years. If it weren't for those damn Republican obstructionist/ racist/ women haters, I'd have more free shit.

Posted by: 45% of Voters at April 29, 2014 10:37 AM (j0wOO)

115 Oh, and if it turns out that the subsidy you've been receiving is actually more than you should have been receiving, because someone fucked up the calculation? Congratulations! You get to pay it back, plus interest. Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 29, 2014 03:32 PM (4df7R) HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHA Oh, I'm sorry you honestly think they'll let the claw back go into effect? Yeah that's getting waived to. I'll take bets on it.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/b] [/i] [/s] at April 29, 2014 10:37 AM (HDwDg)

116 You know that Donald Sterling is a racist, right? Republican, too!

Posted by: MBM at April 29, 2014 10:37 AM (GW/jL)

117 The don't hammer because they hate: wedges. and hammers. But if there's a wedge issue on which the GOP has an advantage, then they will be too scared to use it, lest it drive the moderates from the GOP. For instance, Annie Coulter has noted how well reducing immigration has polled, but fuck was Romney scared of it, and he was the best guy we had on that issue. School choice? Obama's first action was to shut down DC charter schools.

Posted by: joeindc44 at April 29, 2014 10:38 AM (FQLT3)

118 "They all hate each other.

More, please.

Posted by: zombie"


I always like how you look for the good side of things.

But you also know how all of these groups hate-hate-hate conservatives above all else.  They are abandoning Obama because he is failing to go full commie on them.


Posted by: Simon White-Thatch Potentloins at April 29, 2014 10:38 AM (NnjE8)

119 That never works out very well. See: Venezuela Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 29, 2014 03:37 PM (aDwsi) Apples and oranges. The venezuelan citizenry wasn't prepared to fight back.

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 10:38 AM (x3YFz)

120 Idk, Ace, if someone laid out the big picture of the god-king Ogabe's epic failures, from the recovery-that-isn't to his own-goal foreign policy, it wouldn't take much to convince the average white guy or married woman that he, Our Dear Leader, is doing it on purpose to take us down a notch and make things fair for all the down-trodden Luo and others just inventing the wheel around the world. You'd just need to tip a few others our way, and make sure the Commies don't cheat in elections, and the Commies recede into unhappy memory.

Posted by: April 19, 1775 at April 29, 2014 10:38 AM (1/4XQ)

121 You're all banned for life!!11!!

Posted by: The Grievance Theater Left at April 29, 2014 10:38 AM (Dwehj)

122 shares my values is like pulls my finger.

Posted by: Roy at April 29, 2014 10:39 AM (VndSC)

123 Banned For Life is how the Left wants to treat us. Probably more a Banned From Life is what they really want.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at April 29, 2014 10:39 AM (ZPrif)

124 Oh, and gas is up to $3.65 now. The New Normal..

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 29, 2014 10:39 AM (8UCj3)

125 20% of families in the US have NO ONE working a full time job. When math catches up to us we are going to pay a very dear price. ----------------- Remember, *Obama* calls 'full-time' 30 hrs./wk.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 29, 2014 10:40 AM (aDwsi)

126 A new poll, released today, shows that at least 60% of the country is irredeemably racist and are likely homophobes, misogynists, and want to kill grandma, children, and The Middle Class.

Posted by: MFM at April 29, 2014 10:40 AM (j0wOO)

127 Hooray!! The GOP will win big in November. And that means Obamacare will be overturned and there will be no amnesty. Wait...waht?

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 29, 2014 10:40 AM (0LHZx)

128 >>> Obama Hits New Job-Approval Low in WaPo/ABC Poll Wait, going on Between Two Ferns didn't fix this?! I wonder if Andrea Mitchell is crying quietly in a corner somewhere. *Hands her Greenspan's money to dry her tears*

Posted by: LizLem at April 29, 2014 10:40 AM (yRwC8)

129 Just shut up. Shut up, shut up, shut up.

Posted by: The Grievance Theater Left at April 29, 2014 10:40 AM (Dwehj)

130 You know, I was just pondering earlier today that what I really needed was to be told what issues I, as a woman, care about Because Vagina. Because, you see, there are Magic Vagina Issues that all those of us in possession of a vagina agree upon and further agree are the only issues about which we Vaginains care. It is not insulting in the least little bit to pontificate, preferably in a lovely plaid suit with just a hint of lavender, that the vag controls the mindthoughts of a woman. It's fantastically awesome to say look at a woman and ponder "Hey, sugar tits, I know exactly what you hold most dear, what with those tits and that quim of yours." It's not at all as if the very idea that Womyn are a unanimous block of beings who march in lockstep so long as the clarion calls of reproductive control and wage equality are made is deeply offensive. Not. At. All. Insulting.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 29, 2014 10:40 AM (mf5HN)

131 Today's "big" issue: Hateful Views

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 29, 2014 10:41 AM (8UCj3)

132 oh, and, in order to hide our massive deficits, we've kept interest rates near zero. So enjoy retirement when you have to eat your principle. the new normal. PS, isn't it cute that the fed has also started purchasing government debt? That surely won't cause inflation.

Posted by: joeindc44 at April 29, 2014 10:41 AM (FQLT3)

133 "No, the GOP are going to run on amnesty for illegal aliens and "fixing" Obamacare.

Reagan wept."


Yeaaaah, about Reagan's actual record...

Posted by: Shoot Me at April 29, 2014 10:41 AM (EQcfE)

134 You know that on the current trajectory, the R's are headed for a disastrous midterm. You KNOW that turnout will be historically low for the sh*tbag do-nothings. Yeah, I'm afraid of this too. The Republican strategy right now is, "The Democrats are screwing up so badly right now, not only is the election going to swing to us without effort, we can do something we want that our base doesn't (amnesty) and still win."

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/s][/i][/b][/s] at April 29, 2014 10:41 AM (WhJf8)

135 " 106 1/4 of all women have abortions Is that true?" Well, it's a number from Planned Parenthood so who knows how valid it is, but yes that's what's reported.

Posted by: Lauren at April 29, 2014 10:41 AM (hFL/3)

136 Oh, and gas is up to $3.65 now. The New Normal.. Posted by: Soothsayer § at April 29, 2014 03:39 PM (8UCj3) $4.39 here in California.

Posted by: CAC at April 29, 2014 10:41 AM (nB8lf)

137 Think how low Obama would be if not for the free,  nationally saturated PR from the MSM running 24/7.

Posted by: Dang at April 29, 2014 10:42 AM (MNq6o)

138 Who released the surveillance video of the Kissing Congressman who was forced to step down? Anybody wonder that?

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at April 29, 2014 10:42 AM (ZPrif)

139 Pessimism about the economy also persists But,...we're lying as fast as we can?

Posted by: BlamestreamDNCMdia at April 29, 2014 10:42 AM (vhj+l)

140 That wasn't private cell phone vid. That was security cam footage.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at April 29, 2014 10:42 AM (ZPrif)

141 $4.39 here in California. Posted by: CAC at April 29, 2014 03:41 PM (nB8lf) futhermucker! Really? Too bad you can't see oil rigs right off of your coast...oh, wait.

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 10:43 AM (x3YFz)

142 McCain said yesterday, when asked about Ted Cruz saying Kerry should resign, McCain responded "Senator McCain laughs heartily." Is he royalty now? Speaks of himself as if he's someone else?

Posted by: Carol at April 29, 2014 10:43 AM (gjOCp)

143 Oh, and gas is up to $3.65 now.

The New Normal..
Posted by: Soothsayer


Weird how that was a problem when Bush was in office...

Posted by: Dang at April 29, 2014 10:43 AM (MNq6o)

144 Democrats will absolutely unravel as well, and it won't be pretty. You can't promise something for everyone within your group when a lot of what you are offering requires theft from the others. Posted by: CAC We're already seeing it with unions vs. enviros on keystone and fracking. Unions want the jobs, AGWers want NO OIL! Who wins the tug-of-war within the Dem party? Whoever donates the most, that's who. But someone's gotta lose. We're seeing it in the left-leanign techies getting terroirized by the Luddite lunatics. We're seeing it when African-American race-baiters respond to Hispanic demographic ascendance by amping up the "anti-black racism is the only issue that matters" rhetoric day by day. We're seeing it when do-gooders building hospitals in Ghana are bashed by fellow lefties as imperialists destroying native cultures. We're seeing it when freedom-craving left-leaning anarchist run up against the hyper-control of the nanny-fascists running their team. And so on and so on. Let the rifts widen!

Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2014 10:43 AM (mizYg)

145 yeah, another great GOP fumble. With obamacare being exposed as the shitty piece of legislation it is, all of the sudden now the GOP is worried that it's not that great of a wedge issue.

Posted by: joeindc44 at April 29, 2014 10:43 AM (FQLT3)

146 While it's an absolutely colossal tactical mistake for the GOP not to make this a pocketbook election, it's also understandable as to why that isn't happening.

Lowest American beef herds since _1951_? Price of beef at new highs and certain to go much higher from here? Tough times around the kitchen table?

Well, if you're a member of the entrenched trougher contingent of the Beltway GOP, the next piece of beef you eat will be a very nice piece of dry-aged filet mignon at a very nice restaurant, and the tab for it is going to be picked up by a very nice lobbyist.

That's a big part of the reason the GOPe don't run on pocketbook issues. They don't even perceive them. Their own pocketbooks are doing quite well, thank you.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 29, 2014 10:43 AM (noWW6)

147 136 Oh, and gas is up to $3.65 now. The New Normal.. Posted by: Soothsayer § at April 29, 2014 03:39 PM (8UCj3) $4.39 here in California. Posted by: CAC at April 29, 2014 03:41 PM (nB8lf) ____________ In the week after Kaytrina, gas went north of $3 in a few cities. According to the MSM it was the end of life as we know it. $3.65 average.....look over there a racist NBA guy says the MSM

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 29, 2014 10:43 AM (0LHZx)

148 125 - "(The 30 hours per week average reflects the statutory definition of full-time employee in § 4980H(c)(4) and is the definition of “full-time employee” as used in this notice.) Seasonal employee is defined in section III.D.5, below. ------------------ www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-12-58.pdf

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 29, 2014 10:43 AM (aDwsi)

149 135 " 106 1/4 of all women have abortions Is that true?" Well, it's a number from Planned Parenthood so who knows how valid it is, but yes that's what's reported. Posted by: Lauren at April 29, 2014 03:41 PM (hFL/3) I wonder if they controlled for women having multiple abortions in coming up with that number.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2014 10:44 AM (mx5oN)

150 Now stand back and watch me print!

Posted by: The FED at April 29, 2014 10:44 AM (W6iIX)

151
Parties ungulate in power and influence.
Posted by: CAC



"I sure do like pumpkins, Cotton."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 29, 2014 10:44 AM (kdS6q)

152 We blame Bush.

Posted by: 45% of Voters at April 29, 2014 10:44 AM (j0wOO)

153


I have never seen an African American treated as shabbily as I have seen this President treated.

You wouldn't do this if he were white!

Boy, it sure does feel good to hurl racist accusations around. I can see why the President and that ferret faced jackass Holder do it.


Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz Bonehead liberal at April 29, 2014 10:44 AM (XR1dJ)

154 Because, you see, there are Magic Vagina Issues that all those of us in possession of a vagina agree upon and further agree are the only issues about which we Vaginains care.

I prefer to be called a Person of Vagina, thank you.

Posted by: HR at April 29, 2014 10:44 AM (ZKzrr)

155 As to mid term voting by conservatives…someone said it yesterday, every time a GOP spokesman says something (every time) conservative voter enthusiasm goes into the crapper.

Posted by: Seems legit at April 29, 2014 10:44 AM (A98Xu)

156 Fun fact: The average national gas price when bush left office was $1.78. Remember when $3.00 gas was a big deal under bush. Now? Crickets.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 29, 2014 10:44 AM (O8Nor)

157 Oh, and gas is up to $3.65 now. The New Normal.. Posted by: Soothsayer § at April 29, 2014 03:39 PM (8UCj3) I'd be ecstatic if gas got down to $3.65. It's been over $4 for at least a year in SoCal.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 29, 2014 10:44 AM (TIIx5)

158 Think how low Obama would be if not for the free, nationally saturated PR from the MSM running 24/7.

And if we were to apply the "Bush Standard" in reporting his foibles, he'd be running in negative numbers by now. Hooray for us!

Posted by: The MFM at April 29, 2014 10:44 AM (Dwehj)

159 154 Because, you see, there are Magic Vagina Issues that all those of us in possession of a vagina agree upon and further agree are the only issues about which we Vaginains care. I prefer to be called a Person of Vagina, thank you. Posted by: HR at April 29, 2014 03:44 PM (ZKzrr) But is it a cis-vagina?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2014 10:45 AM (mx5oN)

160 Abortion is common and normal and white Republican women in the suburbs have them all the time they just don't talk about it cause of WarOnWomenz! You can trust our statistics. We would never lie or exaggerate to make abortion seem normal and common and wonderful.

Posted by: Planned Parenthood at April 29, 2014 10:45 AM (ZPrif)

161 futhermucker! Really? Too bad you can't see oil rigs right off of your coast...oh, wait. Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 03:43 PM (x3YFz) No. My state has the genius idea of multi-billion-dollar subsidized solar bird fryers. Hopefully the Ivanpoe project remains halted.

Posted by: CAC at April 29, 2014 10:45 AM (nB8lf)

162 PS, isn't it cute that the fed has also started purchasing government debt? That surely won't cause inflation. Posted by: joeindc44 at April 29, 2014 03:41 PM (FQLT3) You're WRONG! It causes deflation!! Why just check out these products I picked up at the store! Every single one of them has deflated in size!

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 29, 2014 10:46 AM (oFCZn)

163 Public Says They'd Prefer a Republican Congress to Check Obama's Power I don't get it. Do they want a Republican Congress or do they want to check Obama's power?

Posted by: John Boehner at April 29, 2014 10:46 AM (FcR7P)

164 John Nolte ‏@NolteNC Hi Media: Why isn't the NAACP catching hell for celebrating Sterling (who has a racist record) like some cons did re: Cliven Bundy?

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at April 29, 2014 10:47 AM (ZPrif)

165 Incidentally, if you think I want to the R's to lose because that's what I'm predicting, it's not the case. The LAST thing I want is for obama to control Congress (completely) for the last 2 years of his tyrannical reign. On the other hand, I know, without a doubt, the first thing the R's would do if they won Congress is pass obamnesty.

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 29, 2014 10:47 AM (8UCj3)

166 By 52 to 32 percent, those surveyed say they trust Democrats to do a better job helping the middle class, and by 55 to 25 percent, they trust Democrats on issues that are especially important to women. Because stupid doesn't begin to describe 60% percent of this country.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 29, 2014 10:47 AM (vhj+l)

167
Hey, count me for four abortions, and looking for another this weekend.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at April 29, 2014 10:47 AM (nQjHM)

168 Why just check out these products I picked up at the store! Every single one of them has deflated in size!

Now that was funny.

Posted by: HR at April 29, 2014 10:48 AM (ZKzrr)

169 But are the republicans still trying to outlaw tampons?

Posted by: concerned female citizen at April 29, 2014 10:48 AM (A98Xu)

170 157 Oh, and gas is up to $3.65 now. The New Normal.. Posted by: Soothsayer § at April 29, 2014 03:39 PM (8UCj3) I'd be ecstatic if gas got down to $3.65. It's been over $4 for at least a year in SoCal. Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 29, 2014 03:44 PM (TIIx5) I remember when gas was under $0.90 a gallon. Get off my lawn.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2014 10:48 AM (mx5oN)

171 "I wonder if they controlled for women having multiple abortions in coming up with that number." Yeah they did. The repeat abortion number is even more depressing. Something like 1/2 of all women who've had an abortion will have more than one. So I mean, there's that fact. Unless the woman repents and completely turns her life around, there's no way we ever, ever get that vote. Voting for a candidate who says that abortion is murder means that she would have to recognize herself as a murderer, and that's not going to happen. Ever. Note, that doesn't mean in any way that we should abandon our pro-life positions, just that we have a very fucked electorate.

Posted by: Lauren at April 29, 2014 10:48 AM (hFL/3)

172 Public Says They'd Prefer a Republican Congress to Check Obama's Power Bahahahahaha! The GOPe, check Obama's power. Bahahahaha! That's a good one. A real knee-slapper. I'm dyin' ovah heah.

Posted by: Citizen X at April 29, 2014 10:48 AM (7ObY1)

173 But is it a cis-vagina? Posted by: Insomniac ------------------ Who cares? The important question is, can it paint?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 29, 2014 10:48 AM (aDwsi)

174 I heard Republicans want to make illegal to menstruate inside a church! That's horrible!

Posted by: WarOnWomenz! at April 29, 2014 10:49 AM (ZPrif)

175 Help, I've fallen and I can't get up!

Posted by: The GOP at April 29, 2014 10:49 AM (A98Xu)

176 Oh, and gas is up to $3.65 now. I paid 3.89 this morning, just outside of Buffalo, NY.

Posted by: Citizen X at April 29, 2014 10:49 AM (7ObY1)

177 @153 I'd hate all this s**t if Ronald Reagan were doing it. As it is, I hate this Commie SoB we've got now. I have predicted he'd wind up in a Soros-endowed Chair of Marxist Theory at La Universidad del Zulia in Maracaibo, but then Hugo croaked.

Posted by: April 19, 1775 at April 29, 2014 10:49 AM (1/4XQ)

178 169 But are the republicans still trying to outlaw tampons? Posted by: concerned female citizen at April 29, 2014 03:48 PM (A98Xu) Because they're environmentally conscious feminists who want you to use recyclable diva cups made from wholesome, natural hemp fiber.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2014 10:50 AM (mx5oN)

179 176 Oh, and gas is up to $3.65 now. I paid 3.89 this morning, just outside of Buffalo, NY. I wish... Over $4.00 here in the Peoples Republic of Ca.

Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at April 29, 2014 10:50 AM (9+ccr)

180 "I sure do like pumpkins, Cotton." Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 29, 2014 03:44 PM (kdS6q) Good clean family fun. http://youtu.be/mLDjT3tLZz0

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 29, 2014 10:50 AM (mf5HN)

181

I will believe all this when I see it in November.  I'm  staying pessimistically cynical about the political and voting process in this country.   I no longer have faith in the  people who call themselves citizens of this country.

 

Every year that passes there are fewer and fewer Americans.  What  this country is becoming is a nation of citizens.

Posted by: Soona at April 29, 2014 10:50 AM (txtYn)

182 I just read that the SCOAMTT has sent the transportation bill to congress with a removal of ban on tolls on current highway lanes. Great. I haaaate tolls.

Posted by: Justamom at April 29, 2014 10:50 AM (Sptt8)

183 It is not insulting in the least little bit to pontificate, preferably in a lovely plaid suit with just a hint of lavender, that the vag controls the mindthoughts of a woman. To be fair, the vag controls 100% of the mindthoughts of men, so it's understandable that some Gyno-Americans might think the same thing applies to other genders.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 29, 2014 10:50 AM (TIIx5)

184 "I'm starting to fear that the public likes the Democrat plan, just not the execution. There's some long-range upside there, as the Democrats' failure to execute their plan is not just one of managerial incompetence; you just can't tax and spend your way to prosperity. But that could take a decade for the dumb, shallow-thinking American public to grasp." Nah, it's way easier to just assume the problem is an obstinate GOP that is unwilling to to "do what's right" and go along with the Progressive Democrat Party. The more I read stuff about large majorities believing that the Democrat Party "shares their values," the more I'm inclined to believe that this is Roman Empire stuff we're living through.

Posted by: holygoat at April 29, 2014 10:50 AM (5Y+A+)

185 But that could take a decade for the dumb, shallow-thinking American public to grasp. In a decade, we'll be burning our houses for heat.

Posted by: physics geek at April 29, 2014 10:50 AM (MT22W)

186 Let the rifts widen! Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2014 03:43 PM (mizYg) __________________ The Gheys and the Jihadi's are on the same side. Eventually they will be at each others throats. Their coalition makes no logical sense, and yes, eventually it will blow up.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 29, 2014 10:50 AM (32Ze2)

187 173 But is it a cis-vagina? Posted by: Insomniac ------------------ Who cares? The important question is, can it paint? Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 29, 2014 03:48 PM (aDwsi) If it can spray paint my house, I'm down with that. And slightly terrified.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2014 10:51 AM (mx5oN)

188 that the vag controls the mindthoughts of a woman Wow. So, i guess getting a douche is like vacationing in the Caribbean for a month or something? Summer's Eve...Take me away! You Vaginains sure are lucky.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 29, 2014 10:51 AM (0cMkb)

189

When they are bad-mouthing, slandering, and knifing each other the Republic is safe.    Its when the beggers go bi-partisan that you got to watch out.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Let the Warmth of Spring Grow your Rage at the Outrage Outlet at April 29, 2014 10:51 AM (hLRSq)

190 At least with the "war on women" bullshit we know that 1/4 of all women have abortions so they've got a high floor of support right there. Is that really true? I've heard it before and just find it mindboggling that every fourth woman I meet has croaked her own child.

Posted by: toby928 at April 29, 2014 10:52 AM (QupBk)

191 116 You know that Donald Sterling is a racist, right? Republican, too! Posted by: MBM at April 29, 2014 03:37 PM (GW/jL) Because we always give lifetime awards to Republicans...wait what?

Posted by: NAACP at April 29, 2014 10:52 AM (yRwC8)

192 "I have never seen an African American treated as shabbily as I have seen this President treated. You wouldn't do this if he were white! Boy, it sure does feel good to hurl racist accusations around. I can see why the President and that ferret faced jackass Holder do it."

This is why I would crawl over broken glass drenched in burning gasoline to get Allen West elected President.

So that I could spend the next couple of years viciously verbally abusing every progtard in sight who disagreed with the smallest detail of policy.

"Yeah, you sick racist fuck, I guess your Klan hood is still at the cleaners, huh?"

Posted by: torquewrench at April 29, 2014 10:52 AM (noWW6)

193 Racism against black people is the worst. Especially when it comes from those subhuman white motherfuckers!

Posted by: Spike Lee at April 29, 2014 10:52 AM (ZPrif)

194 So 2 in 5 still approve of Duh Onesie while only 1 in 4 is retarded.  Somebody's math isn't adding up.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at April 29, 2014 10:52 AM (DL2i+)

195 Ignorant folks.

Posted by: Hussein the Magnificent at April 29, 2014 10:52 AM (wAQA5)

196 Why just check out these products I picked up at the store! Every single one of them has deflated in size! I use a website to track my calories. When I look up a new food I have to check how many ounces are in the package against what's in the database. Too often it used to be more. Eg: the Jack Link's Jerky I just had used to be 28 grams, now it's 25. 12% difference!

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/s][/i][/b][/s] at April 29, 2014 10:52 AM (WhJf8)

197 @171 We should make abortion illegal in the U.S. A woman could still get one, but Planned Parenthood would have to fly her to Paris for a 2-week shopping/abortion trip. Should save $$. I used to think it should be one-to-a-customer, but Planned Parenthood, prolly, would prefer subsequent abortions be mandatory in their, er, target demo.

Posted by: April 19, 1775 at April 29, 2014 10:53 AM (1/4XQ)

198 I use a website to track my calories. When I look up a new food I have to check how many ounces are in the package against what's in the database. Too often it used to be more. Eg: the Jack Link's Jerky I just had used to be 28 grams, now it's 25. 12% difference! Posted by: bonhomme at April 29, 2014 03:52 PM (WhJf *taps foot* You know the rule about math on the blog.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 29, 2014 10:53 AM (mf5HN)

199 I remember when gas was under $0.90 a gallon. Get off my lawn. I remember when it was 25.9/gal. It jumped to 75 cents one day in '73 (right?) and Dad swore he'd never buy gas again if it went over a dollar. He bought gas again.

Posted by: t-bird at April 29, 2014 10:53 AM (FcR7P)

200 OT/

Just saw on Drudge... Basketball is BANNED FOR LIFE??!

Posted by: Serious Cat at April 29, 2014 10:54 AM (UypUQ)

201 "The Gheys and the Jihadi's are on the same side. Eventually they will be at each others throats. Their coalition makes no logical sense, and yes, eventually it will blow up. Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 29, 2014 03:50 PM"


And this is why I laugh when I see the Palis marching against Israel in England and beating the crap out of the 'Queers for Palestine' who tried to march with them.  The gheys just couldn't understand why their ideological soulmates were excluding them.

Warmed my sub-cockle area it did...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 29, 2014 10:54 AM (knoK7)

202 I just read that the SCOAMTT has sent the transportation bill to congress with a removal of ban on tolls on current highway lanes. Great. I haaaate tolls. Posted by: Justamom --------------------- It was my idea.

Posted by: Now Sec. Foxx, Ex-Mayor, with no experience in transportation, except for failed light rail, but fil at April 29, 2014 10:54 AM (aDwsi)

203 Abortion is common and normal and white Republican women in the suburbs have them all the time they just don't talk about it cause of WarOnWomenz!

You can trust our statistics. We would never lie or exaggerate to make abortion seem normal and common and wonderful. Posted by: Planned Parenthood


And 15% of the nation is gay!

Posted by: Gay Aliance Thingy at April 29, 2014 10:54 AM (MNq6o)

204 The Gheys and the Jihadi's are on the same side. Eventually they will be at each others throats. Posted by: Truck Monkey Duh! How could I have forgotten the most obvious illogical coalition partnership of all? Though Allen Ginsberg will tell you stories from Tunisia that might make you think the two groups have more in common than we realize.

Posted by: zombie at April 29, 2014 10:54 AM (mizYg)

205 199 I remember when gas was under $0.90 a gallon. Get off my lawn. I remember when it was 25.9/gal. It jumped to 75 cents one day in '73 (right?) and Dad swore he'd never buy gas again if it went over a dollar. He bought gas again. Posted by: t-bird at April 29, 2014 03:53 PM (FcR7P) I'll get off your lawn now.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2014 10:54 AM (mx5oN)

206 "To be fair, the vag controls 100% of the mindthoughts of men"

The majority of men, anyway.

Stephen Fry's autobiographical account of his birth comes to mind.

"I looked up and thought to myself, 'that's the last time I'll be up one of those'."

Posted by: torquewrench at April 29, 2014 10:54 AM (noWW6)

207 Typical white poll.

Posted by: Obama at April 29, 2014 10:54 AM (m2CN7)

208 I paid $4.25 here yesterday in central coast CA.

Posted by: wth at April 29, 2014 10:54 AM (wAQA5)

209 In a decade, we'll be burning our houses for heat. Build a man a fire, he'll be warm the rest of the night. Set a man on fire, he'll be warm the rest of his life.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 29, 2014 10:55 AM (rt3TY)

210

Shoot!

People, we got at lease 50,000 extra voters in each state already.

 

we got Nov. covered

Posted by: The Democrat Party at April 29, 2014 10:55 AM (W6iIX)

211 Every single one of them has deflated in size! The trick is to buy in bulk, and the retailers are catching on. The Wegmans chain is now selling canned fruits and vegetables by the flat. And ginormous boxes of breakfast cereal. You can get the equivalent of 4 or 5 boxes of cereal (that go for 4 bucks each) for like 7-9 dollars. I'm noticing more and more retailers are doing this, and it is a great way to save. Load up the pantry. We're all preppers now.

Posted by: Citizen X at April 29, 2014 10:55 AM (7ObY1)

212 "Is that really true? I've heard it before and just find it mindboggling that every fourth woman I meet has croaked her own child." Well, the number comes from PP who has a definite motive to make abortion seem "normal" so it is possible that the actual number is less than that. However, we do know that over 3000 abortions are performed every day, so it doesn't seem too outlandish.

Posted by: Lauren at April 29, 2014 10:55 AM (hFL/3)

213 12% of the women you know are having an abortion right now!

Posted by: Planned Parenthood at April 29, 2014 10:55 AM (ZPrif)

214 Slow Comfortable Screw
Pour sloe gin and Southern Comfort into a collins glass filled with ice. Fill with orange juice, stir well, and serve

Posted by: Obamanonics at April 29, 2014 10:55 AM (N3Al8)

215 Does anyone remember how they decided who can buy gas on certain days during the gas crisis?

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 29, 2014 10:56 AM (8UCj3)

216 OT/ but just read a judge in Wisconsin threw out their voter ID law...

Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at April 29, 2014 10:56 AM (9+ccr)

217 And the Malaysian Mystery might have crashed somewhere else.

http://tinyurl.com/leuf7nk

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 29, 2014 10:56 AM (W6ugU)

218 There's no excuse for the middle class crap. None. Posted by: Lauren at April 29, 2014 03:29 PM (hFL/3) Crystal meth in the water supply might explain it.

Posted by: physics geek at April 29, 2014 10:56 AM (MT22W)

219

199 I remember when gas was under $0.90 a gallon. Get off my lawn.

 

I remember as a teen driver searching for coins under the seats and putting in less than a  dollars worth of gas.    That would give me a couple of days of driving time. 

Posted by: Obama at April 29, 2014 10:56 AM (m2CN7)

220

Will grow worse as Republicans keep shooting themselves in the balls on immigration and "reform".

 

Ow, my balls!

Posted by: Teh Geee Ohhh Peee at April 29, 2014 10:57 AM (87y4e)

221 stupid low polling sock.

Posted by: polynikes at April 29, 2014 10:57 AM (m2CN7)

222 Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 29, 2014 03:40 PM (mf5HN) --Heh, loved "Vaginains."

Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2014 10:57 AM (GW/jL)

223 Does anyone remember how they decided who can buy gas on certain days during the gas crisis? Your license plate number. Odd days and even days.

Posted by: t-bird at April 29, 2014 10:57 AM (FcR7P)

224 These judges. The muthaf****n judges.

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 29, 2014 10:57 AM (8UCj3)

225 "Yeah, you sick racist fuck, I guess your Klan hood is still at the cleaners, huh?" Posted by: torque -------------- Apparently there is a gathering of them at Rutgers. Lefties are racists, who knew?

Posted by: Jesse "Iwant to cut his nuts off" Jackson. at April 29, 2014 10:57 AM (aDwsi)

226 I remember when gas was under a buck, and I'm not even 50 yet. When I started driving in the early 80s, I used to gas up my first car, a '68 Chevy Nova (with the straight 6) for about 15 dollars.

Posted by: Citizen X at April 29, 2014 10:57 AM (7ObY1)

227 220 Will grow worse as Republicans keep shooting themselves in the balls on immigration and "reform". Ow, my balls! Posted by: Teh Geee Ohhh Peee at April 29, 2014 03:57 PM (87y4e) I'm heading over to Starbucks for a handy. BRB.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2014 10:58 AM (mx5oN)

228 Your license plate number. Odd days and even days. Heh, yep. You're old.

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 29, 2014 10:58 AM (8UCj3)

229 32% of all Americans had a twin that was aborted.  Ask your mother.  It's why you feel lonely sometimes.

Posted by: Planned Deaths at April 29, 2014 10:58 AM (MNq6o)

230 Is AlextheChick trying to summon Godzilla or SMOD?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 29, 2014 10:58 AM (W6ugU)

231 I remember as a teen driver searching for coins under the seats and putting in less than a dollars worth of gas. That would give me a couple of days of driving time. Posted by: Obama at April 29, 2014 03:56 PM (m2CN7) This sums things up nicely. http://bit.ly/QZxgXO

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 29, 2014 10:58 AM (mf5HN)

232 See all the white men whitesplaining about racism in America. When I want to hear your opinion I'll tell it to you. Until then, sit down and shut the fuck up.

Posted by: Spike Lee at April 29, 2014 10:58 AM (ZPrif)

233 That would give me a couple of days of driving time.

Posted by: Obama at April 29, 2014 03:56 PM (m2CN7)

 

I thought you just rode a girls bicycle?

Posted by: The Obvious Sock at April 29, 2014 10:59 AM (W6iIX)

234 There should be a blacks-only electorate!

Posted by: charlie barkley at April 29, 2014 10:59 AM (D+5pt)

235 If Obama had been a white male, you can bet that the voters of the country would have heard about at least some of that absolutely damning backstory.
......
So no, it wasn't just at re-election time that the media _made_ Obama.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 29, 2014 03:36 PM (noWW6)

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

Hillary would probably be president, as well.  Nearly as bad but less the Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer, I think. 

Posted by: eureka! at April 29, 2014 10:59 AM (q7DBM)

236 OT/ but just read a judge in Wisconsin threw out their voter ID law... Posted by: Hello ------------------- I long to read, "judge thrown out by enraged citizens."

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 29, 2014 10:59 AM (aDwsi)

237 To be fair, the vag controls 100% of the mindthoughts of men Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 29, 2014 03:50 PM (TIIx5) Speak for yoowself, cowboy!

Posted by: Bawney Fwank at April 29, 2014 10:59 AM (GW/jL)

238 Heh, yep. You're old. I'm not sure such a system would work today without a sign: "2, 4, 6, 8, and 0 are EVEN numbers..."

Posted by: t-bird at April 29, 2014 10:59 AM (FcR7P)

239 223 Does anyone remember how they decided who can buy gas on certain days during the gas crisis? Your license plate number. Odd days and even days. Living right here on the US-Canadian border, a lot of folks would drive over to Canada and get gas whenever they wanted, even if it wasn't the odd or even day. I wasn't quite old enough to drive, but I went over to Canada plenty of times with my friends and my dad for that purpose. Then, Canada stopped allowing it. They were worried about running out of gas for their own citizens.

Posted by: Citizen X at April 29, 2014 10:59 AM (7ObY1)

240 Is AlextheChick trying to summon Godzilla or SMOD? Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 29, 2014 03:58 PM (W6ugU) Yes.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 29, 2014 10:59 AM (mf5HN)

241 CNN's Homosexual Don Lemon: The new racism is the denial of racism.

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 29, 2014 11:00 AM (8UCj3)

242 I remember when gas was under $0.90 a gallon. Get off my lawn. Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2014 03:48 PM (mx5oN) So do I. It was about 14 years ago. It got down to .86 a gallon before going back up.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 29, 2014 11:00 AM (oFCZn)

243 232 See all the white men whitesplaining about racism in America. When I want to hear your opinion I'll tell it to you. Until then, sit down and shut the fuck up. Posted by: Spike Lee at April 29, 2014 03:58 PM (ZPrif) When you do it, is it blacksplaining? Or just garden-variety bigotry?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2014 11:00 AM (mx5oN)

244 Lauren wonder if AlextheChick is being an influence on that new story.  After all one of them gets stabby with a knife...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 29, 2014 11:00 AM (W6ugU)

245 Not to worry, once we get Recovery Summer V going, all will be forgotten

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 29, 2014 11:00 AM (e8kgV)

246 Does anyone remember how they decided who can buy gas on certain days during the gas crisis?

Posted by: Soothsayer

The ones with the biggest sideburns and bellbottoms got the gas.  And the ladies.  And the VD.

Posted by: Dang at April 29, 2014 11:00 AM (MNq6o)

247 You know the rule about math on the blog. Humblest apologies.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/s][/i][/b][/s] at April 29, 2014 11:00 AM (WhJf8)

248 The new racism is the denial of racism. It's like arguing with an Alice In Wonderland character! It's so absurd and illogical...by design.

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 29, 2014 11:01 AM (8UCj3)

249 ATC - cute

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 29, 2014 11:01 AM (aDwsi)

250 Ha, perhaps AP. Although I think you'd need some stompy boot action too.

Posted by: Lauren at April 29, 2014 11:01 AM (hFL/3)

251 Why just check out these products I picked up at the store! Every single one of them has deflated in size! [/l] Excedrin all labels 250 size was off the shelves at Walmart. Could not find. "Quality Control issues" it was said. When they came back, they were 200 size at the same price as 250 size.

Posted by: Pointless in Paduka at April 29, 2014 11:01 AM (c+bvR)

252 I remember gas at 29.9 when I was driving to see SkyLab launch on May 14, 1973

Posted by: Neil Armstrong at April 29, 2014 11:02 AM (e8kgV)

253 effiing effit

Posted by: Pointless in Paduka at April 29, 2014 11:02 AM (c+bvR)

254 Our AG is going to appeal and Walker already was planning on calling a special session to redo the voter ID to mesh with Indiana's which passed SC muster.

Annoyances as always...be a bit easier to shrug off if we could get some fucking sunshine up here.

Posted by: H Badger at April 29, 2014 11:02 AM (n/0Nw)

255 There should be a blacks-only electorate!
Posted by: charlie barkley


Google "Liberia".

Posted by: Dang at April 29, 2014 11:02 AM (MNq6o)

256 240 Is AlextheChick trying to summon Godzilla or SMOD? Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 29, 2014 03:58 PM (W6ugU) Yes. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 29, 2014 03:59 PM (mf5HN) Good plan. Hedging your bets. I like it.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2014 11:02 AM (mx5oN)

257 Homosexual Don Lemon: The new racism is the denial of racism. Posted by: Sooth --------------------- That about covers it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 29, 2014 11:02 AM (aDwsi)

258

D+11?

That's what it takes to get him above 40%?

 

 

Of course, I was saying the exact same thing before the election, too...

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, who does NOT speak for the Department of Commerce, Office of Inspector General at April 29, 2014 11:03 AM (fwARV)

259 Annoyances as always...be a bit easier to shrug off if we could get some fucking sunshine up here. Posted by: H Badger ------------ Holder still has outstanding suit against NC.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 29, 2014 11:03 AM (aDwsi)

260 Lauren, details details.  She could do it after getting stabby. 

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 29, 2014 11:03 AM (W6ugU)

261 Avg. price of gas in Jan '94? $.99

Posted by: Lauren at April 29, 2014 11:04 AM (hFL/3)

262 Google "Liberia".



Women's Brassiere of +3 to Gunfighting skills.

Posted by: EC at April 29, 2014 11:04 AM (GQ8sn)

263 Have I ever mentioned how much I hate inter-racial couples? I'm pretty open about how much a I hate miscegenation. Dilutes the power of the black man. Hey, look at this check from the NBA! It's good to be black and rich! Watch my movies, ya racist bitchez!

Posted by: Spike Lee at April 29, 2014 11:04 AM (ZPrif)

264 "You know the rule about math on the blog."

Far be it from me to invite the wrath of Her Imperial Malevolence, but since the thread has already been contaminated with math (and that stuff _never_ quite comes out no matter how hard you scrub), a further bit of numerical nummery:

A recurring theme recently has been Republicans getting completely hoodwinked by Democrats when "grand bargains" are struck. There are a bunch of examples.

One that I had always been aware of but never done the math on was Poppy Bush's infamous rescinding of his "read my lips, no new taxes" pledge.

Other than being enormously useful to Democrats (Carville claimed that the single most effective Clinton ad of the '92 cycle was the one with Poppy going back on his very public promise), what Bush did was to try to be "fiscally responsible".

The tax hikes that Bush signed off on were supposed to be matched by spending cuts and were meant to take $496B out of the deficit over the five succeeding fiscal years.

I did the math. Sorry, sorry, it's a habit of sorts.

So how much deficit reduction did that disastrous deal really produce?

The deficit in FY1990, when the deal was cut, was $221B.

The average deficit of the five following fiscal years was $236B.

Deficits thus WENT UP, NOT DOWN. Because Democrats cynically screwed over Poppy and kept on spending. That enormous political damage to the GOP, and helping elect Clinton, was all for nothing. LESS than nothing.

Remember this the next time Democrats propose another "grand bargain". On anything at all, really. Not just spending and taxing.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 29, 2014 11:04 AM (noWW6)

265 259 Annoyances as always...be a bit easier to shrug off if we could get some fucking sunshine up here. That always makes things better.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2014 11:05 AM (mx5oN)

266 Political advice for B.O.: quit calling everybody folks, we know it means you hate us. Not that quitting would stop folks from hating you. Never mind.

Posted by: wth at April 29, 2014 11:05 AM (wAQA5)

267 D+11?
That's what it takes to get him above 40%?



It has something to do with Obama-phones or something.  The science is settled so I'm not sure why you're doing with those question marks up there...

Posted by: Dang at April 29, 2014 11:05 AM (MNq6o)

268 If we can impose a lifetime ban on Donald Sterling for saying something racist with less than a week's worth of investigation, can't we ban Obama from the Presidency for his obscene stupidity based on 5+ years of evidence?

Posted by: Tex Lovera at April 29, 2014 11:06 AM (wtvvX)

269 My name is Waryn Womyn-Whee!! Vaginia is my home My name is Waryn Woymn-Whee!! Vaginia is my home. And my all vaginas turn to glue if I can't deliver Unto you a resolution on evil conservancy!.... You see it's verily... summarily..and everywhere unbearably......

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 29, 2014 11:06 AM (XyM/Y)

270 Political advice for Gaylord Focker.  Claim stress, resign, and let Joe Bidet loose with his crayons.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 29, 2014 11:06 AM (W6ugU)

271 OT: Couple of Uncle Joe Stalin's quotes to get your day off to a good start. "We will mercilessly destroy anyone who, by his deeds or his thoughts - yes, his thoughts - threatens the unity of the socialist state. To the complete destruction of all enemies, themselves and their kin!" "Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas."

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 29, 2014 11:07 AM (XUKZU)

272 270 Political advice for Gaylord Focker. Claim stress, resign, and let Joe Bidet loose with his crayons. Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 29, 2014 04:06 PM (W6ugU) Go long on paste futures.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2014 11:07 AM (mx5oN)

273 I remember some price wars as little as 10 to 12 years ago where gas could be had for about .90 a gallon

Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 29, 2014 11:07 AM (32Ze2)

274 266 Political advice for B.O.: quit calling everybody folks, we know it means you hate us. Not that quitting would stop folks from hating you. Never mind. And Barry, stop saying "notion" about everything you don't like, i.e. "some folks have the notion they're going to repeal the ACA." And stop saying "let's be clear" or "let me be clear." And for the love of G-d, please stop whistling your "S"'s. Everytime you whistle an "S", I punch a puppydog in the face.

Posted by: Citizen X at April 29, 2014 11:07 AM (7ObY1)

275 what, is the Wisconsin judge another local traffic court democrat?

Posted by: joeindc44 at April 29, 2014 11:08 AM (FQLT3)

276
Does anyone remember how they decided who can buy gas on certain days during the gas crisis?

Your license plate number. Odd days and even days.
Posted by: t-bird




Nowadays I imagine the college types would start bitching about cis-parity license plate numbering and demanding an inclusive outreach toward fractions.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 29, 2014 11:08 AM (kdS6q)

277 Never noticed the NBA logo before.  It's a white guy.  Weird.

Posted by: Dang at April 29, 2014 11:09 AM (MNq6o)

278 Posted by: WalrusRex at April 29, 2014 04:07 PM (XUKZU) It's all fun and games until the libs use the Stalinist agenda verbatim.

Posted by: Seems legit at April 29, 2014 11:09 AM (A98Xu)

279 Something for the 'ettes: http://tinyurl.com/kmrsnhp

Posted by: physics geek at April 29, 2014 11:09 AM (MT22W)

280 WE SHOULD TAKE STERLING'S HOUSE TOO!!!!!

Posted by: THE MOB at April 29, 2014 11:10 AM (32Ze2)

281 Everytime you whistle an "S", I punch a puppydog in the face. Posted by: Citizen X --------------- He uses the phrase "a bunch of" regularly. Drives me up the wall. Example: ".... a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons..."

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 29, 2014 11:10 AM (aDwsi)

282 Political advice for Gaylord Focker. Claim stress, resign, and let Joe Bidet loose with his crayons. Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 29, 2014 04:06 PM (W6ugU) Who uses the flat side of the crayon and wonder's why his red lines are so wide.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette: game over Real Madrid (3!) v B.Munich (0) at April 29, 2014 11:10 AM (IXrOn)

283 @275 Long time WI State Assembly/Senate Democrat...complete fucking lefty.

Everyone and their mother's dog knew this was going to happen with this judge it was just a matter of time when he finally got around to it.

Posted by: H Badger at April 29, 2014 11:10 AM (n/0Nw)

284 *pauses*

If Godzilla and SMOD are summoned...  is SMOD really Ghidorrah from Planet X?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 29, 2014 11:10 AM (W6ugU)

285 OUTCOME SCHMOUTCOME!!!! WE STILL GONNA RIOT!

Posted by: THE MOB at April 29, 2014 11:10 AM (32Ze2)

286 Didn't Magic Johnson get AIDS like a million years ago? How is he still alive? I bet he never even had AIDS to begin with.

Posted by: Guy Who Doesn't Give a Shit at April 29, 2014 11:10 AM (7ObY1)

287 And Barry, stop saying "notion" about everything you don't like, i.e. "some folks have the notion they're going to repeal the ACA." And stop saying "let's be clear" or "let me be clear." And for the love of G-d, please stop whistling your "S"'s. Everytime you whistle an "S", I punch a puppydog in the face. Posted by: Citizen X at April 29, 2014 04:07 PM (7ObY1) Short version: Shut the fuck up, Barry.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 29, 2014 11:10 AM (oFCZn)

288 Jerry West is the model for the logo.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 29, 2014 11:10 AM (ZshNr)

289 Everytime you whistle an "S", I punch a puppydog in the face. Posted by: Citizen X at April 29, 2014 04:07 PM (7ObY1) HA! I thought it was just me.

Posted by: Seems legit at April 29, 2014 11:11 AM (A98Xu)

290 *pauses* If Godzilla and SMOD are summoned... is SMOD really Ghidorrah from Planet X? Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 29, 2014 04:10 PM (W6ugU) Ohhhh. That is a point worthy of most high consideration.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 29, 2014 11:11 AM (mf5HN)

291 226 I remember when gas was under a buck, and I'm not even 50 yet. During the REAGAN/ years, summer of 1986 to be exact, I was paying .76/gal. But that was during the evil REAGAN years.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 29, 2014 11:11 AM (vhj+l)

292 "277 Never noticed the NBA logo before. It's a white guy. Weird." It's Jerry West.

Posted by: Naes1984 at April 29, 2014 11:11 AM (YhayY)

293 The FSV-The frequent screeds on "V" In the Democratic Family of Vaginia.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 29, 2014 11:12 AM (XyM/Y)

294
FSA + Govt workers (all types) make up more that 50% of the votes.  Some states are better than others but overall we're boned.

Sticking with a gain of 2 for the repubs in senate until I see some tremendous change.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 29, 2014 11:12 AM (hJauc)

295

Burning there will be.

Let it happen you shall.

 

Posted by: Stoned Yoda at April 29, 2014 11:12 AM (znT2j)

296 yeah, these local court judges have pulled this shit all throughout scott walker's reign*. * did I mention that Scott has the idea on how to win elections in blue states? Romney decided that that model would drive the moderates from teh GOP.

Posted by: joeindc44 at April 29, 2014 11:12 AM (FQLT3)

297 Didn't Magic Johnson get AIDS like a million years ago?

How is he still alive?

I bet he never even had AIDS to begin with.

Posted by: Guy Who Doesn't Give a Shit



Heh.

Posted by: A guy dressed like a doctor counting a sack full of money at April 29, 2014 11:12 AM (MNq6o)

298 The Dionks that if a little fascism is good, a lot of fascism is better. From Weasel Zippers: Too Far: LA City Council Passes Resolution Calling On Newspapers To Stop Running Ads For Donald Sterling’s Businesses…

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 29, 2014 11:12 AM (XUKZU)

299 In addition to the disparity in low vs. med/high wage jobs during the recovery, I believe there is also a significant difference in FT vs. PT jobs, and I don’t believe the linked study addresses that. It would make the jobs picture even more dismal.

Posted by: NewEnglandDevil at April 29, 2014 11:12 AM (73P68)

300 .... a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons..." Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 29, 2014 04:10 PM (aDwsi) That's funny in a very should not be funny way. "whole bunch of chemical weapons." Scads of chemical weapons.

Posted by: Seems legit at April 29, 2014 11:12 AM (A98Xu)

301


These, quite frankly, are the most racist polls I've ever seen, and obviously concocted for maximum white racist effect, to take down a sitting President.



Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz Bonehead liberal at April 29, 2014 11:13 AM (XR1dJ)

302 288 Jerry West is the model for the logo. I always thought it was supposed to be George Mikan. You learn something new every day at this smart military blog.

Posted by: Citizen X at April 29, 2014 11:13 AM (7ObY1)

303 Jerry West, a white player who spent his career in Los Angeles. Circles within circles....

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 29, 2014 11:13 AM (ZshNr)

304 Who am I you ask?

Posted by: John Galt at April 29, 2014 11:13 AM (znT2j)

305 During the REAGAN/ years, summer of 1986 to be exact, I was paying .76/gal. But that was during the evil REAGAN years. - Yeah, Big Oil was screwing you in those days. Thank God they're over.

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 29, 2014 11:13 AM (XUKZU)

306 what, is the Wisconsin judge another local traffic court democrat? Posted by: joeindc ----------------- Let's not forget the judge who stayed bankruptcy of Detroit: “It’s also not honoring the (United States) president, who took (Detroit’s auto companies) out of bankruptcy.”

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 29, 2014 11:13 AM (aDwsi)

307 Doesn't matter if Obama's at 25%...as long as Democrats can vote 25 times each.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 29, 2014 11:14 AM (0LHZx)

308 You would have thought Sterling would have been too busy too answer the pollster phone calls these days?

Posted by: Jean at April 29, 2014 11:14 AM (Aqvh6)

309 I paid $4.19 for gas a few weeks ago, no name gas & $4.23 gallon for Gulf Friday. It's over $4 here unless you use self service & regular.

Posted by: Carol at April 29, 2014 11:14 AM (gjOCp)

310 I knew the Empress of Alextopia would approve of that concept of wonderment.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 29, 2014 11:14 AM (W6ugU)

311 The Approval poll must not have had enough people at the FSA watering hole to get the numbers up.

Saw something on F&F, man on the street interviews.  One guy said with authority that he was against Global Warming.  Then he was hit with the 2nd question "What is it?" ...face went blank...long pause..."I don't know." 

Great TV.

Posted by: Paladin at April 29, 2014 11:15 AM (LTquJ)

312 The WI ruling is by a federal judge.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 29, 2014 11:16 AM (0LHZx)

313 "291 226 I remember when gas was under a buck, and I'm not even 50 yet. During the REAGAN/ years, summer of 1986 to be exact, I was paying .76/gal. But that was during the evil REAGAN years." To play devil's advocate it was because Reagan convinced the Saudis to massively expand output to undercut the USSR's petroleum industry. In exchange the Saudis got to do whatever they wanted including pouring billions into anti-Western Wahhabi schools and funneling weapons to the most radical elements in Afghanistan. I'd prefer higher gas prices to continued sucking off the Arab emirates.

Posted by: Naes1984 at April 29, 2014 11:16 AM (YhayY)

314 If e-cigs were shaped like a joint, would they be un-banned?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette: game over Real Madrid (3!) v B.Munich (0) at April 29, 2014 11:16 AM (IXrOn)

315 Can we now please start referring to the Democrats as the The Torch and Pitchfork Party?

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 29, 2014 11:16 AM (8UCj3)

316 Oh well guess better get to the writing.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 29, 2014 11:16 AM (W6ugU)

317 By 52 to 32 percent, those surveyed say they trust Democrats to do a better job helping the middle class, and by 55 to 25 percent, they trust Democrats on issues that are especially important to women.

How in the hell the GOP hasn't been campaigning on the dems "war on the middle class" is kind of mind boggling.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 29, 2014 11:16 AM (hJauc)

318 One guy said with authority that he was against Global Warming. Then he was hit with the 2nd question "What is it?" ...face went blank...long pause..."I don't know." - But it's caused by Kulaks.

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 29, 2014 11:16 AM (XUKZU)

319 But he's 80 years old, right?   And if you look at the guy, he ain't too......spry.

In this case, a lifetime suspension and a 1 year suspension are maybe sorta equivalent....

Posted by: Kasper in Arrears..... at April 29, 2014 11:17 AM (HqpV0)

320

281 He uses the phrase "a bunch of" regularly.

...

That's how he does math. A bunch of this times a bunch of that equals 7 million... plus or minus.

Posted by: wth at April 29, 2014 11:17 AM (wAQA5)

321 What are Democrat values- Lost jobs Lost Insurance IRS targeting. Ineptitude aboard. Lying They just have ads like this on T.V.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 29, 2014 11:18 AM (XyM/Y)

322 289 Everytime you whistle an "S", I punch a puppydog in the face. Posted by: Citizen X at April 29, 2014 04:07 PM (7ObY1) HA! I thought it was just me. Posted by: Seems legit at April 29, 2014 04:11 PM (A98Xu) The GF knows damn good and well that, if fuckstick comes on the TV, either mute it or shut it off quick. I've already trashed 2 flatscreens with fastballs and I told her I was getting sick of buying new ones and I don't know how much longer the Billy Williams autograph ball is going to hold out. So I dug out my keepsake hockey puck. It sits on the coffee table.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 29, 2014 11:18 AM (vhj+l)

323 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed all of the services to review their hairstyle policies in response to a letter from the Congressional Black Caucus. Because G-D forbid the DOD just concentrates on fighting America's Wars and keeping us safe? PC kiss my big white ass ( well not that big)

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2014 11:19 AM (t3UFN)

324 If e-cigs were shaped like a joint, would they be un-banned? Posted by: artisanal 'ette: game over Real Madrid (3!) v B.Munich (0) at April 29, 2014 04:16 PM (IXrOn) If they were shaped like a penis we'd love them!

Posted by: Millenials at April 29, 2014 11:19 AM (oFCZn)

325 But he's 80 years old, right? And if you look at the guy, he ain't too......spry. In this case, a lifetime suspension and a 1 year suspension are maybe sorta equivalent.... Posted by: Kasper in Arrears..... at April 29, 2014 04:17 PM (HqpV0) In The Last Policeman, the sentence for using and selling drugs other than pot is right around the same amount of time that remains until the asteroid hits. So, effectively, life.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 29, 2014 11:19 AM (mf5HN)

326 Walrus Rex, When I was a kid during Carter years, people were only allowed gas on certain days, I believe it was based on license plate number. My father would have us in the car & we'd have to wait in a long line. Evil Carter days!

Posted by: Carol at April 29, 2014 11:19 AM (gjOCp)

327 "whole bunch of chemical weapons." Scads of chemical weapons. Posted by: Seems ----------------- He does it regularly. Probably because he isn't accustomed to the real world, and has no idea what a large number is or isn't. Other examples : "....I’m sure glad we got healthcare,’ there’s going to be a whole bunch of people who don’t call it Obamacare anymore .." "We are not lavishly spending on a whole bunch of social programs out there,...."

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 29, 2014 11:19 AM (aDwsi)

328
Re NBA logos:

The Denver Nuggets need to go back to their Atari Breakout logo of the '80s.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 29, 2014 11:20 AM (kdS6q)

329 The MFM would prefer a Pub congress as well if just for the ratings boost.

Posted by: Mark Foley at April 29, 2014 11:20 AM (N3Al8)

330 Short version: Shut the fuck up, Barry.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 29, 2014 04:10 PM (oFCZn)

...

.... Please!

Posted by: puppydogs at April 29, 2014 11:21 AM (wAQA5)

331 Evil Carter days! Posted by: Carol at April 29, 2014 04:19 PM (gjOCp) Oh, I remember those days.

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 29, 2014 11:21 AM (XUKZU)

332 Nevergiveup, Is that a joke?

Posted by: Carol at April 29, 2014 11:21 AM (gjOCp)

333 He does it regularly. Probably because he isn't accustomed to the real world, and has no idea what a large number is or isn't.

Math is racist, so why would he try to understand it?

Posted by: HR at April 29, 2014 11:22 AM (ZKzrr)

334

>>>If e-cigs were shaped like a joint, would they be un-banned?

 

The tank kind of ecigs were developed by potheads toking hash oil. I bet if they do ban ecigs you'll e able to buy tank types over at a head shop.

Posted by: Bigby's Punchy Fist at April 29, 2014 11:22 AM (3ZtZW)

335 Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 29, 2014 04:18 PM (vhj+l) LOL'd

Posted by: Seems legit at April 29, 2014 11:22 AM (A98Xu)

336 Donald Sterling to Jim Gray..."The Clippers are not for sale."

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 29, 2014 11:23 AM (ZshNr)

337 Yeah that Obama is not doing a good job. Hey, squirrel! Where's my free shit?

Posted by: 47% at April 29, 2014 11:24 AM (HEo6y)

338 Math is racist, so why would he try to understand it? Posted by: HR ---------------- Hmm. Not sure about that, but, per Barry it was 'appropriated' from sub-Sahara Africa, so I probably should not be allowed to use it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 29, 2014 11:24 AM (aDwsi)

339 Just nobody fucking tell him what comes after a trillion.

Posted by: wth at April 29, 2014 11:27 AM (wAQA5)

340 Nevergiveup, Is that a joke? Posted by: Carol at April 29, 2014 04:21 PM (gjOCp) Nope

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2014 11:27 AM (t3UFN)

341 did I mention that Scott has the idea on how to win elections in blue states? Romney decided that that model would drive the moderates from teh GOP. The difference is not unlike cowardly DC/EB ("We can't do a Wonder Woman film") and bold Marvel ("Here's a raccoon with a machine gun"). ...and now I have a symbol for our new party that we totally should have founded already.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 29, 2014 11:27 AM (rt3TY)

342 How many times now has Chicago-Jesus hit a "new low" of 40-39 percent?

I can remember at least a half a dozen.

Posted by: Something at April 29, 2014 11:27 AM (pQJEV)

343

No one has said this in awhile, so I'll  say it. 

 

This country  is so fucking boned.

Posted by: Soona at April 29, 2014 11:27 AM (txtYn)

344 NOT FOR SALE? WE KNOW WHERE STERLING LIVES!

Posted by: THE MOB at April 29, 2014 11:28 AM (32Ze2)

345



It's obvious from this poll that people in the US coughwhitescough have a lot to do in terms of, uh uh uh, human rights and social justice. More than even some countries that have a lot to do on human rights.






Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz Bonehead liberal at April 29, 2014 11:29 AM (XR1dJ)

346 WE HAVE SPOKEN! THAT BANKSTER CUBAN IS NEXT!

Posted by: THE MOB at April 29, 2014 11:29 AM (32Ze2)

347 @317 Because the GOP is a one trick pony when it comes to anything approaching a message to the middle class, which is tax cuts. And they just got finished raising taxes with the last budget deal so they can't turn around and talk about tax cuts. In fact the GOP does not have any coherent message or agenda for any "class" The GOP is worthless in every way possible.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 29, 2014 11:30 AM (O8Nor)

348 I'm starting to fear that the public likes the Democrat plan, just not the execution. That's why I'm not a long term optimist on America. The belief that "we're Americans, we're exceptional, we can overcome anything" is based on an America that is in a shrinking minority Now "overcoming" is sheltering in place while chanting "BOSTON STRONG" Listen to a crowd of millennial males. A frightening number of them sound effeminate Northerners laugh at Southerners hit by tornadoes yesterday, the same Southerners who say "we're alive, we'll rebuild" while Northerners hit by Sandy wail "where's the government, where's my money, we're desperate here" or chant "Boston Strong" America is a charging rhino with a bullet in its brain. It keeps going from momentum until the momentum runs out

Posted by: kbdabear at April 29, 2014 11:30 AM (aTXUx)

349 Too Far: LA City Council Passes Resolution Calling On Newspapers To Stop Running Ads For Donald Sterling’s Businesses… I don’t care what he said, the government trying to intimidate the media into punishing a private citizen who committed no crime is terrifying to say the least. Weasel Zippers: Now he should really sue. That is outrageous

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2014 11:31 AM (t3UFN)

350 181 Every year that passes there are fewer and fewer Americans. What this country is becoming is a nation of citizens. Posted by: Soona at April 29, 2014 03:50 PM (txtYn) ----------------------- NOT "citizens." That's raaaacist or something. Besides, it implies a certain civil standing. As the Seattle City Council says, the proper word is "residents." Yep. We just happen to live here.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 29, 2014 11:31 AM (dfYL9)

351 Sterling might have kept his mouth shut until after tonight's game. Just "no comment, talking with my advisors" until the game is over and everyone is gone. Now tonight's game is more likely to be a flashpoint. Hard to root for the team on the floor when they represent the guy you want to lynch. And of course the players and coaches him, too. Lots of angry people in one place, probably drinking, with the charged atmosphere of competition, is never a good thing. If they thought he was maybe gone for good they might chill out a little.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 29, 2014 11:33 AM (ZshNr)

352 Laying down the marker: I could lose an election to Donald Sterling tomorrow.

Posted by: Mitt Romney at April 29, 2014 11:33 AM (Ks4nX)

353 The LA city counsel has nothing to do with the Sterling/NBA case. THAT is unAmerican.

Posted by: Seems legit at April 29, 2014 11:33 AM (A98Xu)

354 341 Brother Cavil, Iakm in...(not that there is anything risy about heavily armed raccoons....)

Posted by: sven10077 at April 29, 2014 11:33 AM (tVf90)

355

>>>...and now I have a symbol for our new party that we totally should have founded already

 

Wonder Woman is copyright bro.

Posted by: Bigby's Punchy Fist at April 29, 2014 11:33 AM (3ZtZW)

356 That's why I'm not a long term optimist on America. The belief that "we're Americans, we're exceptional, we can overcome anything" is based on an America that is in a shrinking minority Now "overcoming" is sheltering in place while chanting "BOSTON STRONG" Listen to a crowd of millennial males. A frightening number of them sound effeminate Northerners laugh at Southerners hit by tornadoes yesterday, the same Southerners who say "we're alive, we'll rebuild" while Northerners hit by Sandy wail "where's the government, where's my money, we're desperate here" or chant "Boston Strong" America is going tribal. Quick.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 29, 2014 11:35 AM (eVPyN)

357 355 Bigby's Clency Fist, He as saying for the Constitutional Party..... Ie ME

Posted by: sven10077 at April 29, 2014 11:35 AM (tVf90)

358 ..and now I have a symbol for our new party that we totally should have founded already Wonder Woman is copyright bro. Posted by: Bigby's Punchy Fist at April 29, 2014 04:33 PM (3ZtZW) I'm reasonably certain it was the raccoon with a machine gun.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 29, 2014 11:35 AM (mf5HN)

359

By 52 to 32 percent, those surveyed say they trust Democrats to do a better job helping the middle class, and by 55 to 25 percent, they trust Democrats on issues that are especially important to women.

 

GOP to Middle Class: “Vote for us or Democrats will tax you more.”

 

Dems to Middle Class: “No we won’t. We’ll take care of you and  tax the  rich.”

 

Democrats haven’t supported an across the board income tax hike since 1993. Until they are forced to pay for their promises, there is no reason for the middle  class to be excited  by the GOP.  Why? What immediate threat is there if  from  voting Democrat?

 

As for  women, Married Women support Republicans. Run on that. Turn the tables. Turn the question around: “Why  do married  women reject Democrat policies?” Single women vote Dem. That is totally predictable. Single men vote Dem  too. Has nothing to do with gender or private parts. 

 

And then go hard  for married voters in general.  Time to  play a little identity politics. We’re already accused of playing it – they say we appeal  to old white racists. Well, let’s  define who we’re going after. Marrieds. Between those who are married, or will be married, or just  appreciate families, the numbers are there. 

 

No. More. Defense.  Stop dreaming of the day the rest  of the country will come to share our disdain for Democrats  based on nothing but  Democrats  screwing up.  Play offense.

Posted by: CJ at April 29, 2014 11:37 AM (9KqcB)

360 Too Far: LA City Council Passes Resolution Calling On Newspapers To Stop Running Ads For Donald Sterling’s Businesses… >>

This will not affect the 80 year old billionaires life much. But it will likely hurt the people he lays off when those business he owns lose money due to this action. Unintended consequences they just never see them.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 29, 2014 11:37 AM (tf9Ne)

361 There's an obvious solution to all this: 1. Pass amnesty 2. Hundreds of millions of "new" Americans will swell Obamacare rolls, thus surpassing even the most optimistic targets for success 3. Raise minimum wage so all these highly skilled, new Americans can better afford their Obamacare payments 4. Keep building on our success in creating part time jobs We've got your back! Sincerely, Your GOP Betters P.S. Rand Paul said to remind you that it's not politically possible to repeal Obamacare, when the majority of the country hates it and half the rest don't like very much.

Posted by: Damiano at April 29, 2014 11:37 AM (j0wOO)

362 358 Alex The Chick, I favor rocket launchers but...

Posted by: sven10077 at April 29, 2014 11:37 AM (tVf90)

363 I posted it earlier today but, March of 2006 was the first time Bush dropped below 40%--and the Dems went on to win the House.

There is a bloodbath baked into the cake this fall for the Dems . . . .


Posted by: RoyalOil at April 29, 2014 11:37 AM (VjL9S)

364 "I don’t care what he said, the government trying to intimidate the media into punishing a private citizen who committed no crime is terrifying to say the least." THIS. Scary stuff.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 29, 2014 11:38 AM (dfYL9)

365


>>>I'm reasonably certain it was the raccoon with a machine gun.

 

You can't put an animated gif on a bumpersticker

Posted by: Bigby's Punchy Fist at April 29, 2014 11:38 AM (3ZtZW)

366 In about 15 years every hospital outside of the beltway except for a few "research centers" in ultra rich areas will look just like the worst VA hospital you see now. The same people will be screaming about 1)how the system needs more money 2) it is working as planned and 3) the fake opposition party is playing politics with the Nation's health. Meanwhile free market hospitals in Thailand will be a bargain except they won't treat infidels.

Posted by: Daybrother at April 29, 2014 11:38 AM (cmmZx)

367 The people who lose their jobs are just eggs for the omelet. Flexing muscle when the time is ripe, that's the goal. Nothing unintended about that aspect of this shaming spectacle.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 29, 2014 11:39 AM (ZshNr)

368

Meanwhile free market hospitals in Thailand will be a bargain except they won't treat infidels.

 

Thai are mostly Bhuddist-Animist, which means they don't see you as infidel.

Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at April 29, 2014 11:40 AM (JtwS4)

369 Dem Rep. Bennie Thompson Goes On Racist Tirade, Calls Clarence Thomas An “Uncle Tom” Who “Doesn’t Like Black People”… Not-so-shockingly, he made the comments while appearing on a radio show run by the anti-Semitic New Nation of Islam. Hey maybe Congress will ban him for life and fine him 2.5 million?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2014 11:40 AM (t3UFN)

370 "I don’t care what he said, the government trying to intimidate the media into punishing a private citizen who committed no crime is terrifying to say the least." THIS. Scary stuff. Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 29, 2014 04:38 PM (dfYL9) Add in the DOJ going after the banks to stop working with someone because we just don't like what they do and there you go. This interesting times stuff sucks in the non-life affirming way.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 29, 2014 11:40 AM (mf5HN)

371 366 Daybrother Eh the Thais arenot Jihadi Jim but......

Posted by: sven10077 at April 29, 2014 11:40 AM (tVf90)

372 Swell, then a GOP controlled congress can pass amnesty. AWESOME. WTF!

Posted by: Dan at April 29, 2014 11:41 AM (COpZ4)

373 We don't have a Republican House blocking Obama now?? lol well I guess in weirdolibertoid/DrewM/blowupthebudget land we don't but that's just based on a willful misunderstanding of what one branch of the govt. can do, and the fact that people seem to like pointless bitching.

Posted by: JR at April 29, 2014 11:43 AM (R0g4C)

374 366 "In about 15 years every hospital outside of the beltway except for a few "research centers" in ultra rich areas will look just like the worst VA hospital you see now." I believe in 15 years we will have a three tiered system. There will be the public hospitals that give universal care. Some unions, but primarily guilds or trade associations will have their clinics with higher standards. Private clinics will have the best of everything offering services to those with cash or excess insurance. This will be a good system.

Posted by: jwest at April 29, 2014 11:43 AM (u2a4R)

375

315
Can we now please start referring to the Democrats as the The Torch and Pitchfork Party?

 

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No...they would probably like that, Sooth.

 

How about 'Lynch Mob Party'.

Posted by: wheatie at April 29, 2014 11:44 AM (emg5o)

376 amnesty, it's true Boehner wants to pass that. That's the one thing the perpetual "RINO" wambulances are on-point about

Posted by: JR at April 29, 2014 11:44 AM (R0g4C)

377 Meanwhile free market hospitals in Thailand will be a bargain except they won't treat infidels. Thai are mostly Bhuddist-Animist, which means they don't see you as infidel. Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch You need to pay attention to the jihad trends. Lottsa dead Buddhists lately in Thailand.

Posted by: Daybrother at April 29, 2014 11:44 AM (OzW9i)

378 David Geffen interested in buying Clippers. I have WSJ online subscription & it just popped in top of my screen.

Posted by: Carol at April 29, 2014 11:44 AM (gjOCp)

379 Bennie Thompson is right! Say it loud, say it proud!

Posted by: Spike Lee at April 29, 2014 11:45 AM (ZPrif)

380 I trust the Democrats to keep tampons legal and keep women out of binders.

Posted by: Cave Johnson, LIV at April 29, 2014 11:45 AM (9IpLo)

381 Posted by: kbdabear at April 29, 2014 04:30 PM (aTXUx)



Hear, hear!  Lots of damage to communities around my beloved alma mater Mississippi State.  They are being flooded with students volunteering: gathering donations, helping cleanup, setting up shelters, etc.   And all this with more nasty weather brewing.  Evidently a relief truck showed up unannounced about an hour and students spontaneously gathered to help unload it.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 29, 2014 11:46 AM (KNXgp)

382 but that's just based on a willful misunderstanding of what one branch of the govt. can do lulz the ol' 1/2 of 1/3rd bullshit...

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 29, 2014 11:46 AM (8UCj3)

383

I'm starting to fear that the public likes the Democrat plan, just not the execution.

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These numbers illustrate why there is such an opportunity for Libertarians in the upcoming Presidential cycle.

 

At a dinner party last weekend I was sitting with a bunch of Democrats desperate to vote for not-Obama and not-Progressives, and they were talking excitedly about how they've all suddenly realized they are Libertarian and not really Democrats.

 

It made my head explode that the ersatz "Republicans" we've run in the last five Presidential cycles have so damaged the GOP brand  among the "Reagan Democrats"  that,  even  though  they  are  desperate, those  people will still not bring themselves to vote GOP.   Or at least they won't admit it in public, yet.

 

Posted by: MTF at April 29, 2014 11:46 AM (LISuA)

384 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed all of the services to review their hairstyle policies in response to a letter from the Congressional Black Caucus. - Fight poorly, die young, leave a well-coiffed corpse.

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 29, 2014 11:47 AM (XUKZU)

385 Sick shit! Bunny with a crossbow: http://goo.gl/Z2ccTg

Posted by: Commissar Pug at April 29, 2014 11:47 AM (8c12T)

386 the perpetual "RINO" wambulances lulz is that you, JeffB?

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 29, 2014 11:47 AM (8UCj3)

387 We know that about 20-25% of the population is the Dem coalition, academia-government-black-legal/finance. Things are going fine for them, plus this group thinks America is still an evil dominating oppressive society. Pol Pot could be President and they would be happy.
Another 30% can't find the Ukraine on a map, could care less about politics as long as they can watch the NCAA or do what ever they do. An long as they still get their paycheck and health care..they don't care. This is the low information voter
who knows nothing about nothing. Combine "know nothings" with the left and you get the Obama majority.
But when it get bad that even the "know nothings" notice, then you get into the low 40's or high 30's.

Posted by: standfast24 at April 29, 2014 11:47 AM (wx/BY)

388 the ol' 1/2 of 1/3rd bullshit... - 1/2 of 1/3 and I left them in my other underwear.

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 29, 2014 11:48 AM (XUKZU)

389 David Geffen interested in buying Clippers. I have WSJ online subscription & it just popped in top of my screen. Posted by: Carol And then Geffen gets caught on tape talking about what scum Straights are and how he hates that they come to the games and....nothing happens.

Posted by: Daybrother at April 29, 2014 11:48 AM (I0CSZ)

390 My state has the genius idea of multi-billion-dollar subsidized solar bird fryers. Hopefully the Ivanpoe project remains halted. Posted by: CAC at April 29, 2014 03:45 PM (nB8lf) Yeah, never mind the all thousands of birds killed by the acres upon acres of solar panels and wind farms. Because turtles!

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 11:48 AM (x3YFz)

391 David Geffen interested in buying Clippers. I have WSJ online subscription & it just popped in top of my screen. Posted by: Carol at April 29, 2014 04:44 PM (gjOCp) well then the clippers should just be Fabulous!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2014 11:49 AM (t3UFN)

392 I had to do a supply run for the FOB (milk and sweedish fish). Michael Medved had Karl Rove on with a liberal caller. Now, as a physicist who understand what a singularity is, I believe I witnessed 3 kinds of stupid all collapse into not a Black Hole, but a Stupid Hole.

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 11:50 AM (x3YFz)

393 Basketball sucks anyway.Is there anything more boring than watching a bunch of over paid giants running back and forth dumping a ball into a little hoop?

Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at April 29, 2014 11:50 AM (9+ccr)

394 Geffen hates Hillary. He really thought that after fluffing her and Bill that Bill would pardon that double murderer, Leonard Pellatier.

Posted by: Commissar Pug at April 29, 2014 11:50 AM (8c12T)

395 I am still amazed that a former player can say the NBA is a black league, get over it, and nary a peep is said,   while this guy is being threatened on all fronts for what he said.   Besides the two minutes of hate and attack on private property, the double standard is    astounding.  

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 29, 2014 11:51 AM (ZkzmI)

396 Think it would ruffle any feathers to refer to the people crusading against Sterling as a lynch mob?

Posted by: --- at April 29, 2014 11:51 AM (MMC8r)

397

>>>and they were talking excitedly about how they've all suddenly realized they are Libertarian and not really Democrats.

 

Dambit. OK I'll create the TechnoCrat Party and bring in all the clubber kids and trance freaks

Posted by: Bigby's Punchy Fist at April 29, 2014 11:51 AM (3ZtZW)

398 So,

Any mention of former Ill State Senator Keith Farnham (D) being arrested for child porn?

Posted by: Emperor Norton II at April 29, 2014 11:51 AM (MlqTY)

399 Basketball sucks anyway.Is there anything more boring than watching a bunch of over paid giants running back and forth dumping a ball into a little hoop? Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at April 29, 2014 04:50 PM (9+ccr) never watched soccer, have you?

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 11:52 AM (x3YFz)

400 Could we stop it with "The Northerners do this" and "The Southeners do this" finger pointed? It is despicable if SOME Notherners are cheering tornadoes. All the Northerners I was with today were praying for people hit by the tornadoes. One of the Northern people I was with today has sponsored 5 x missions trips to help clean up after Sandy. involving hundreds of people The denomination I am with has poured millions into Sandy relief. Both Northerners and Southerners helped after Sandy. My denominations asks for money after every single disaster. They will do the same after the tornadoes; It doesn't matter where people come from.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 29, 2014 11:52 AM (XyM/Y)

401 Call a whaaaambulance! "Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid acknowledged Tuesday he is receiving what he called “ugly, vile, vulgar” threats after he labeled supporters of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy “domestic terrorists” last week. “Each day that goes by, it’s hard for me to comprehend how ugly, vile, vulgar, and threatening people are, sending letters to my home and making other threats,” said the longtime Democratic senator from Nevada, speaking slowly to reporters, with long pensive pauses and even shaking his head."

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 29, 2014 11:52 AM (XUKZU)

402 never watched soccer, have you? Same thing except for the Giants and the hoop...

Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at April 29, 2014 11:52 AM (9+ccr)

403

When math catches up to us we are going to pay a very dear price.

 

 

Math ? Never heard of it.

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at April 29, 2014 11:52 AM (nCSwS)

404 That should be five mission trips after Katrina. They have also sponsored missions trips to clean up after Sandy

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 29, 2014 11:53 AM (XyM/Y)

405 Dividing people into broad groups makes it easy for people to stop thinking. Northerners do this, Southerners do this, it's all garbage.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 29, 2014 11:53 AM (ZshNr)

406 Thanks, Nevergiveup. It should be a joke! Hagel seriously looking at military haircuts? I've read enough in past few hours. I may be back later.

Posted by: Carol at April 29, 2014 11:54 AM (gjOCp)

407 Now, as a physicist who understand what a singularity is, I believe I witnessed 3 kinds of stupid all collapse into not a Black Hole, but a Stupid Hole. Posted by: tangonine I find that really funny but I don't know why. It's really a terrible joke but I keep laughing. How'd you do that?

Posted by: Daybrother at April 29, 2014 11:54 AM (4jC7g)

408 speaking slowly to reporters, with long pensive pauses and even shaking his head." Acting lessons from George Clooney, I presume.

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 29, 2014 11:54 AM (8UCj3)

409 Dividing people into broad groups makes it easy for people to stop thinking. Northerners do this, Southerners do this, it's all garbage. Posted by: Lincolntf at April 29, 2014 04:53 PM (ZshNr) People that stereotype are lazy thinkers. Shit.

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 11:54 AM (x3YFz)

410 State Dept Can’t Name Single Benefit From Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff April 29, 2014 4:45 pm State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki declined to name a single benefit from the now failed Israeli-Palestinian negotiations Tuesday in the State Department press conference. The Associated Press’s Matt Lee, in his trademark prosecutorial line of questioning, continually pressed Psaki to cite one benefit gained by either the Israelis or Palestinians. Psaki nebulously asserted she would not “lay out what happened behind closed doors,” but “progress was made.” “But if — but if I’m an Israeli or I’m a Palestinian and today I look at my situation on the — as it exists on the ground, what would you tell me is the benefit [...] to these last nine months of negotiations?” Lee asked. The State Department press secretary offered a vacuous response, telling Lee “the benefit is talking about what the end game would be for a peace process where two parties are living side by side in peace and security.” Some positive developments that occurred in the talks, she said, included Israel releasing convicted terrorists and the Palestinians temporarily agreeing not to pursue further international statehood recognition. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reneged on the latter pledge earlier this month, signing letters to join 15 international conventions. Lee quickly pointed out one could construe the prisoner releases as a benefit to the Palestinians, but asked Psaki what Israel received in return. “I think there’s a larger goal and larger benefit, that’s the point I was making,” the State spokeswoman said without elaborating. Or in other words ( hey that would make a good song ) the Israelis got screwed again

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2014 11:54 AM (t3UFN)

411 Think it would ruffle any feathers to refer to the people crusading against Sterling as a lynch mob? Lynching is a Democratic party tradition.

Posted by: toby928 at April 29, 2014 11:54 AM (QupBk)

412 Dimocrats can't count.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at April 29, 2014 11:56 AM (0HooB)

413 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed all of the services to review their hairstyle policies in response to a letter from the Congressional Black Caucus. Because G-D forbid the DOD just concentrates on fighting America's Wars and keeping us safe? PC kiss my big white ass ( well not that big) Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2014 04:19 PM (t3UFN) oh... and you can't roll your sleeves up.

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 11:56 AM (x3YFz)

414 341 did I mention that Scott has the idea on how to win elections in blue states? Romney decided that that model would drive the moderates from teh GOP. The difference is not unlike cowardly DC/EB ("We can't do a Wonder Woman film") and bold Marvel ("Here's a raccoon with a machine gun"). *** I also get the feeling that when DC does decide to do a movie, they cheap out in doing too.

Posted by: joeindc44 at April 29, 2014 11:57 AM (FQLT3)

415 Posted by: FenelonSpoke --------- You're OK for a Yankee.

Posted by: Daybrother at April 29, 2014 11:57 AM (QdeYY)

416 ("Here's a raccoon with a machine gun"). ____ I gotta admit, that's pretty entertaining.

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 11:58 AM (x3YFz)

417 Thanks; You're o.k. whatever you are. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 29, 2014 11:59 AM (XyM/Y)

418 I missed the odd/even days but, despite presumably living through sub-dollar prices in the eighties, I don’t remember it. I don’t remember gas as being something that had to be specifically budgeted for, even on a student’s budget. I do remember having to add a dollar to the price displayed on an old gas pump outside of Ithaca, New York on the way to college during one of the periods when gas broke through a dollar.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at April 29, 2014 12:00 PM (WX3R9)

419 oh yeah, and the McCain-Romneyac wing of the party totally buys into the latest donkey spin on "thinking" that is: if you're against replacing US population with, well, anyone, then you hate immigrants. If you don't think we should cut union thugs a blank check, then you hate workers* If you're against single payer, then you want people to die. Or, if you think a large government is bad, then you can't use it's basic, least costly services. It's really quite intellectually retarded. * teachers are totally like coal miners in the 30's, you racists.

Posted by: joeindc44 at April 29, 2014 12:00 PM (FQLT3)

420 Interesting.  Just found out the "rural" hospital in my hometown in Tennessee will be ending inpatient care and ER services after July 31 and will only serve outpatients.  They are citing having been "...impacted by new cuts in federal program reimbursement as a part of the Affordable Care Act."



It'll be interesting to see how that goes over in a county that went 70% for TFG.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 29, 2014 12:01 PM (KNXgp)

421 noodles

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 29, 2014 12:04 PM (8UCj3)

422 **I believe in 15 years we will have a three tiered system. ** we sort of have it now, I think of cities like Houston that were built on roughneck oilworkers. The donks take over buy importing about 100k permanently welfared voting drones from 3rd world. Most of population gets normal healthcare, 3rd worlders get clinics, donk's leadership class get cadillac plans. note also the tiered system by which law is applied: in the Mexican reclaimed zones in Cali, anything goes (read Victor David Hanson on this). Libs ... duh... do whatever they want, ruling class elitism. Conservatives will be mercilessly and humorlessly held to letter of the law. Which is saying something considering everything is a federal crime these days, serviceable at SWAT team gunpoint.

Posted by: joeindc44 at April 29, 2014 12:06 PM (FQLT3)

423 oh... and you can't roll your sleeves up.

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 04:56 PM (x3YFz)

 

 

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One word for that and it's a self-imposed  by the  servicemen themselves:  Tattoos.

Posted by: Soona at April 29, 2014 12:06 PM (txtYn)

424
   Something to make y'all smile, perhaps (damn sure made ME grin) Non-compliance with Gunner Cuomo's safe act is near 98%.

   There is civil disobedience on a grand scale, and there is not ONE thing they can do to alter it.

  Even the LEOS are refusing to enforce it.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 29, 2014 12:08 PM (SAMxH)

425 Changes in Obama's popularity are all margin-of-error stuff. His base has been solid at 41%. I believe these polls are significant in the same way I believe we know the global temperature in 1850 to a thousandth of a degree.

Posted by: whoever at April 29, 2014 12:09 PM (pjMym)

426

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 29, 2014 04:52 PM (XUKZU)

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Did any of the reporters ask him if there were murdered boy scouts hidden out there in the BLM land he and Bundy are fighting over?   And, when will  he  respond  to the frequently repeated accusation that he is a pederast?

Posted by: MTF at April 29, 2014 12:12 PM (LISuA)

427 Mr. "lulz" clever dude not Jeff B., no, but not sure how blocking every Obama legislative idea makes House Republicans acquiescing RINOs. idiot

Posted by: JR at April 29, 2014 12:13 PM (R0g4C)

428 70 Abolish wage withholding THIS. I have always worked for W-2 wages. All the crap they take out is always just funny money, something the Company pays. My property tax on the other hand I have to write a check for which pisses me off royally.

Posted by: NativeNH at April 29, 2014 12:18 PM (3SbIG)

429 Do people here think the GOP shares their values? Or do you just wish they did?

Posted by: whoever at April 29, 2014 12:23 PM (pjMym)

430 Share my values = Media/Entertainment complex's thumb on the scale.

Posted by: Roci at April 29, 2014 12:24 PM (YBusZ)

431 428 70 Abolish wage withholding

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Abolish payroll withholding and the Donks go the way of the Whigs in two elections.

Posted by: Raspail at April 29, 2014 12:26 PM (YBusZ)

432 How racist of the American public. They shouldn't be allowed to go to any more NBA games

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 29, 2014 12:29 PM (1Jaio)

433 One word for that and it's a self-imposed by the servicemen themselves: Tattoos.

Posted by: Soona at April 29, 2014 05:06 PM (txtYn)



Bullshit. Sailors have had tats since the days of iron men and wooden ships.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 29, 2014 12:38 PM (yh0zB)

434 84 20% of families in the US have NO ONE working a full time job. When math catches up to us we are going to pay a very dear price. --- The people in the political power structure will never pay a price for what they have done to us. They will never spend a day of their lives in discomfort or even in the company of what we consider to be regular people.

Posted by: whoever at April 29, 2014 12:44 PM (pjMym)

435 "Parties ungulate in power and influence." Gonna have to chew the cud over that one.

Posted by: whoever at April 29, 2014 12:50 PM (pjMym)

436 156 Fun fact: The average national gas price when bush left office was $1.78. --- That was because the price of oil had just crashed and was at a serious low point. Just a few months earlier oil topped $140/barrel and gas was over $4.00/gallon.

Posted by: whoever at April 29, 2014 01:06 PM (pjMym)

437 "Why just check out these products I picked up at the store! Every single one of them has deflated in size!" A "pound" of coffee is now down to 10.5 ounces.

Posted by: whoever at April 29, 2014 01:10 PM (pjMym)

438 "I remember when gas was under $0.90 a gallon. Get off my lawn." I remember premium at $0.33/gallon, but my dad was driving.

Posted by: whoever at April 29, 2014 01:12 PM (pjMym)

439 "When you do it, is it blacksplaining? Or just garden-variety bigotry?" What are you axing?

Posted by: whoever at April 29, 2014 01:27 PM (pjMym)

440 D+11? That's what it takes to get him above 40%? Of course, I was saying the exact same thing before the election, too... --- With the number of people the GOP has pissed off and have either left the party or plan to stay home on election day ...

Posted by: whoever at April 29, 2014 01:31 PM (pjMym)

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