October 31, 2015

Saturday Morning Politics Thread: ABP (Anything But POTUS) [Y-not]
— Open Blogger

How about a roundup of political stories outside the Presidential primary?

First, from PENNSYLVANIA! In a shocking turn of events, Democrat Attorney General Kathleen Kane may actually be removed from office.

On October 26, 2015, the Pennsylvania Senate established a special committee to determine whether Kane should face a removal vote. The committee is chaired by Sen. John Gordner (R) and the other members are: Sens. Lisa Baker (R), Art Haywood (D), Judy Schwank (D), Sean Wiley (D) and Gene Yaw (R). Senate President Pro Tempore Scarnati will serve as a seventh voting member. The committee is tasked with evaluating whether the Senate should move toward removing Kane by holding a formal hearing. The committee plans to submit a preliminary report within 30 days. Kane's defense team said it will fight the Senate's removal effort.

She also pissed off a judge:

In a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review report Thursday, a former statewide grand jury judge, Barry Feudale, accused Kane or her agents of breaking into his office in the disappearance of three sensitive files in 2013.

"That's a burglary," Feudale said. "It's a theft."

Later Thursday, Feudale put out a statement calling Kane "the most corrupt, dishonest, deceptive politically motivated'public servant' I have encountered in my 28 years as a judge."

Given how rarely a Democrat is punished for misdeeds, I assume she committed some grave offense to the Progressive agenda leading to her possibly being held accountable.

Meanwhile, in Kentucky Republican Matt Bevin still trails Democrat Jack Conway in the race for governor. I don't have much to add to this except to say that Conway reminds me of one of the lesser (and dimmer) Kennedys, trading on his family name. It'll be depressing if he wins, but based on television ads and this poll, it doesn't look good. The steaming turd on top of this sh1t sandwich are the anti-Bevin ads Conway is running that feature hits by Team McConnell. Awesome.

Last weekend I put a link to the results of the Louisiana elections in the sidebar. Vitter will be facing Democrat Bel Edwards in a runoff on November 21st. I gather that the Democrat is running as a conservative, including supporting the expansion of Jindal's privatization of Medicaid. Vitter is reportedly undecided on this issue.

You can find a full roundup of 2015 elections at Ballotpedia.


Are there any elections or ballot initiatives that we should be watching in your home states?

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1 Bevin...Bevin. The name is familiar and has the stench of loser about it.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 31, 2015 05:08 AM (4ErVI)

2 >>1 Bevin...Bevin. The name is familiar and has the stench of loser about it. He didn't impress me much in the debate performance that I saw, but the Democrat and "Independent" (a pro-weed Democrat who claims to support slightly less spending) were both worse.

Posted by: Y-not at October 31, 2015 05:09 AM (t5zYU)

3 Her big offense was dismissing corruption charges against black democrats (who were dead to rights guilty) while calling the black Philly DA a racist.

Posted by: Chupacabra[/i][/b] at October 31, 2015 05:11 AM (QFjNO)

4 >>Posted by: Chupacabra at October 31, 2015 10:11 AM Interesting.

Posted by: Y-not at October 31, 2015 05:12 AM (t5zYU)

5 not really all that interested in the local races outside of our County Executive.

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at October 31, 2015 05:13 AM (Cq0oW)

6 Rauner is doing a fine job trying to extricate Illinois from the jaws of union pension death. Good thing he doesn't have the loony squads after him as in one state north. Illinois is really a one-city state, more so than any other in the rust belt. There's the Chicago metroplex and the rest is a small collection of backwaters. Peoria, Springfield, Joliet. Even the big U town, Champaign, is a nothingburger of a place.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at October 31, 2015 05:14 AM (U6f54)

7 >>5 not really all that interested in the local races outside of our County Executive. What the heck does a County Executive do?

Posted by: Y-not at October 31, 2015 05:14 AM (t5zYU)

8 Hit this link for a list of GOPe Congressional sellouts on the budget abortion deal. http://tinyurl.com/nhbkw4u Thanks Thom!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty [/i] [/s] [/b] at October 31, 2015 05:14 AM (gdiBW)

9 The dismissal of charges was so egregious, and blatant, that there was no way they could let it stand. IIRC there was video of Democrats accepting bribes, the DA was bringing charges, and she dropped them as a racist witch hunt.

Posted by: Chupacabra[/i][/b] at October 31, 2015 05:15 AM (QFjNO)

10 >>Even the big U town, Champaign, is a nothingburger of a place. That's certainly true. I visited there to give a lecture and nearly stepped in a steaming cow pat ON THE CAMPUS. That never happened to me at Purdue! LOL

Posted by: Y-not at October 31, 2015 05:15 AM (t5zYU)

11 ballotpedia doesn't have any sample ballots for my zip.

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at October 31, 2015 05:16 AM (Cq0oW)

12 In a real shocker, I hear Charlie "Orange Twist" Crist is running for some open seat somewhere in the deep dark swamps of Florida. I guess his bro in law John Morgan got tired of him sucking on his payroll. Don't these people ever grow up and get real jobs?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 31, 2015 05:16 AM (ej1L0)

13 >>Don't these people ever grow up and get real jobs? That's just crazy talk!

Posted by: Y-not at October 31, 2015 05:17 AM (t5zYU)

14 Well, the big news around here is that after only 20 years of discussion, and an ongoing problem with lack of parking in our picturesque little village, we get to vote on a non-binding resolution for a small parking structure on a piece of land in the middle of town that has sat, undeveloped, for 20 years.

Shall we gloss over the fact that a local philanthropist offered to build one a dozen years ago? Shall we ignore the shuttered storefronts? Shall we ignore the traffic problems?

Yes! Ignore it all! Vote No!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 31, 2015 05:17 AM (Zu3d9)

15 What the heck does a County Executive do? budget, property taxes, public services, etc

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at October 31, 2015 05:18 AM (Cq0oW)

16 Well, the big news around here is that after only 20 years of discussion, and an ongoing problem with lack of parking in our picturesque little village, we get to vote on a non-binding resolution for a small parking structure on a piece of land in the middle of town that has sat, undeveloped, for 20 years. -- HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! Only in New England. (Ok, you're not really in New England -- shut up!) I remember how appalled my sister-in-law was when her little New England town was toying with allowing newspaper boxes! The Horror! The Horror!

Posted by: Y-not at October 31, 2015 05:19 AM (t5zYU)

17 Pennsylvania supreme court elections are Tuesday, and that one's kinda important as Pennsylvania's is (surprisingly, I suppose) one of the most gun friendly states in the union. But the cities insist on sending bullshit up that they have to weigh in on. So, a lot of stupid stuff gets proposed and shot down here.

Posted by: Chupacabra[/i][/b] at October 31, 2015 05:19 AM (QFjNO)

18 Oh, and "Pennsylvania".

Posted by: Chupacabra[/i][/b] at October 31, 2015 05:20 AM (QFjNO)

19 Does the Secretary of State in PA run the elections?

Posted by: Y-not at October 31, 2015 05:20 AM (t5zYU)

20 It seems even shinning a bright light of truth on many of these political cockroaches does nothing to ever change the existing paradigm or vaguely effect the future. I wonder if the media, influenced by the money people, has permanently corrupted the system?

Posted by: GBruno at October 31, 2015 05:21 AM (u49WF)

21 The dismissal of charges was so egregious, and blatant, that there was no way they could let it stand. Posted by: Chupacabra at October 31, 2015 10:15 AM (QFjNO) Meh. Holder did worse (more egregious and more blatant) with the Black Panther election "clubbers" in Philly. Competition for overt criminality is pretty fierce among dem government workers.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 31, 2015 05:21 AM (zc3Db)

22 >> I visited there to give a lecture and nearly stepped in a steaming cow pat ON THE CAMPUS. That never happened to me at Purdue! LOL Posted by: Y-not Didn't wander around the South campus I take it.

Posted by: Aviator at October 31, 2015 05:21 AM (c7vUv)

23 It's interesting because Kathleen Kane is a Clintonite.

Posted by: @votermom at October 31, 2015 05:21 AM (cbfNE)

24 @Y-Not Yes.

Posted by: Chupacabra[/i][/b] at October 31, 2015 05:23 AM (QFjNO)

25 Mmmm... I don't the Holder BPP is a worse example. It was bad, don't get me wrong, but multiple corrupt elected officials trumps a couple guys standing around with truncheons in a shall-issue state.

Posted by: Chupacabra[/i][/b] at October 31, 2015 05:26 AM (QFjNO)

26 Edwards supposedly doesn't have any cash, while Vitter has already raised a cool mil since the first round of voting. If money is key, Vitter should pull it off.
 
But it's LA, so who knows.
 
IN MS, there area a couple of ballot initiatives to 'fully fund schools first' ie making them first in line at the trough. Yeah, I think not.
 
I may have strayed a time or two and voted for individual Dems (none, I might note, since the buttrape OCare vote) but my voting record is 100% on one thing -- I NEVER vote for a tax increase. Nun uh, no way, bite me. They will never have enough money.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at October 31, 2015 05:27 AM (gyKtp)

27 As usual, I *really* don't like the thought of going out to do yard work, but a politics thread almost makes it seem preferable. /sorry, Y-Not

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 05:27 AM (sdi6R)

28 Remove Kane from office and put her in the White House where she belongs.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at October 31, 2015 05:28 AM (Nwg0u)

29 In Wisconsin, the Democrat opponent running against Rep. Sean Duffy has dropped out of the race, citing a lack of funds.  So it looks like Sean will keep his seat.  I think there is a Moron here who has Duffy as his representative.


Senator Ron Johnson (R) is being  opposed by former Senator Russ Feingold.  Yes - THAT Russ Feingold, perennial politician.  Johnson came in as a Tea Party candidate and has been a tad disappointing.  I would not be surprised at all to see Feingold take the seat, which would leave Wisconsin with two progressive Senators, the other being the horrid Tammy Baldwin.


Last but not least, this week Paul Ryan, representative of me, became Speaker of the House.


Posted by: grammie winger, uff da at October 31, 2015 05:29 AM (dFi94)

30 As usual, I *really* don't like the thought of going out to do yard work, but a politics thread almost makes it seem preferable. -- No problem, rickl! Boobies... err, college football thread... should be along fairly soon, I bet. Maybe CBD can push it up earlier. Gardening thread in early afternoon.

Posted by: Y-not at October 31, 2015 05:29 AM (t5zYU)

31 I'm getting a confused boner vibe off of Kane.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 31, 2015 05:31 AM (4ErVI)

32 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says American special operations troops being sent to Syria will only fight Islamic State militants and wont become involved in the long-running civil war. ???? he's a fuckin idiot

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 31, 2015 05:32 AM (gf8BH)

33 The solution to this problem is, of course, importing more cheap foreign labor.

Posted by: Paul Ryan [/i][/b] at October 31, 2015 05:33 AM (0dcbp)

34 politics makes me want to hurl. assholes all hate our guts once they are elected. the feeling is mutual.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 31, 2015 05:34 AM (Z/+J6)

35 33 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says American special operations troops being sent to Syria will only fight Islamic State militants and wont become involved in the long-running civil war.


????

he's a fuckin idiot




SmartBullets(tm)!

Posted by: Mortimer [/i][/b] at October 31, 2015 05:34 AM (0dcbp)

36 >>he's a fuckin idiot Posted by: Nevergiveup Neigh! Now where can I gets me an IS hunting license?

Posted by: John Kerry at October 31, 2015 05:34 AM (c7vUv)

37 I'm finally starting to calm down after finding out both of our Republican senators from South Dakota voted for the budget deal. Trying to compose a nice email to let them know how much I appreciate their bipartisan spirit.

Posted by: someoldguy at October 31, 2015 05:35 AM (jTFBU)

38 32 I'm getting a confused boner vibe off of Kane. Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 31, 2015 10:31 AM (4ErVI) Yeah. Corrupt as hell, but quite hittable. http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=kathleen%20kane

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 05:36 AM (sdi6R)

39 #32 Dack, She doesn't look quite so good in this picture. The other one looks like a campaign photo: http://preview.tinyurl.com/qbqggwa

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 31, 2015 05:37 AM (No/ki)

40 Look at Kane's eyes; never stick your dick in crazy.

Posted by: Chupacabra[/i][/b] at October 31, 2015 05:37 AM (QFjNO)

41 Russian airliner crashes in the Sinai killing 200+ Russian tourists. "Militants" suspected.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at October 31, 2015 05:39 AM (Nwg0u)

42 Kane was having drinks with that DA from Wisconsin. DA: "Yeah, so I sent an army of cops to raid these teabaggers *hic* and slapped a restraining order on 'em. *hic* Scared 'em shitless! It was awesome ! Betcha can't top that." Kane: "Oh yeah? They were only peon civilians. I'm gonna raid a judge's office." DA: "A hundred bucks says you won't." Kane: "You're on! Now hold my beer and watch this!"

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 31, 2015 05:39 AM (jRs7b)

43 33 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says American special operations troops being sent to Syria will only fight Islamic State militants and wont become involved in the long-running civil war.


????

he's a fuckin idiot

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 31, 2015 10:32 AM (gf8BH)



I see no mention  of the troops we already have over there fighting. Muleface is a lying sack of shit.

Posted by: Vic[/i]-we have no party at October 31, 2015 05:39 AM (t2KH5)

44 31 Gardening thread in early afternoon. Posted by: Y-not at October 31, 2015 10:29 AM (t5zYU) That's a good idea. I'll sit here and read about *other* people doing yard work.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 05:40 AM (sdi6R)

45 I was reading an article a couple of days ago about how a restaurant owner is finally being charged with bribery of a public official in Rhode Island. The official? Former Speaker of the House there, who has already pleaded guilty to accepting the $50k bribe and some other stuff. Two things:
 
Guess that Party -- Because they sure as hell didn't mention it once in the article. ummhmm, wiki, yep -- a Dem.
 
$50k bribe for a liquor license? New England never ceases to amaze me.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at October 31, 2015 05:40 AM (gyKtp)

46 John Kerry

Posted by: Why the long face? at October 31, 2015 05:40 AM (0O2Lr)

47 Won't mention any names. But Democrats now consider bring back jobs to the US, as some want to do - "Anti-trade". A quick history on trade - except in recent memory, democrats were historically against high tariffs, R's were for it. What it did in effect was vault a fledgling country to the position of world leader in manufacturing, from being a third world nobody.

Posted by: OP at October 31, 2015 05:41 AM (TzeLs)

48 Any Ohio morons here? I understand there's a reefer initiative that's opposed by a marijuana "tycoon" in that state. Actually, I guess there are TWO reefer initiatives on the ballot: Ohio voters support and oppose legalizing marijuana. Wait, what? http://wpo.st/wu2k0

Posted by: Y-not at October 31, 2015 05:42 AM (t5zYU)

49 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says American special operations
troops being sent to Syria will only fight Islamic State militants and
wont become involved in the long-running civil war.

Well. Jawnny, congratulations. You've become one of the guys you used to testify against.

Posted by: tu3031 at October 31, 2015 05:42 AM (EDYaR)

50 If New England is anything like New Jersey re. liquor licenses, that's chicken feed. Over there, a license can go for a few million, since they're a limited quantity.

Posted by: Chupacabra[/i][/b] at October 31, 2015 05:43 AM (QFjNO)

51 Is that extremely corrupt DA in Milwaukee still in office? Chisholm? Are there still city council's across the country who have decided that it's within their power to set minimum wages? The list of known corruption is so long, that most people are just numb to sound of anyone pointing it out anymore. When the justice department has become so completely politicized, hope of this mess ever changing for the better, seems extremely remote.

Posted by: GBruno at October 31, 2015 05:43 AM (u49WF)

52 "U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says American special operations
troops being sent to Syria will only fight Islamic State militants and
wont become involved in the long-running civil war.
"

They're spec ops types in the Obama era, so they have all sorts of amazing gear like camouflaged hashtags. IS won't know what hit them.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 31, 2015 05:43 AM (noWW6)

53 Anybody watch Ash vs Evil Dead?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 05:44 AM (iQIUe)

54 Issue 2 -- Anti-monopoly/anti-oligopoly amendment to Ohio Constitution to prevent ballot initiatives for people to grant themselves monopolies
Issue 3 -- Purported marijuana legalization amendment to Ohio Constitution that conflicts directly with federal Controlled Substances Act as well as Article VI, Section 2 of US Constitution

Lots and lots of lying campaign ads from the pro-marijuana people that are easily proved out.  Lots and lots of those ads also lack causal links for some of the logic employed.  Plus, the ads are just whiny.

Posted by: Smelly Kat at October 31, 2015 05:44 AM (Rpnpg)

55 >>$50k bribe for a liquor license? New England never ceases to amaze me. The three horrible years I lived in the Boston area I was appalled by the corruption there, especially with the home heating oil businesses. And I had just moved from Chicago! Even the elections stuff was more corrupt. When we went to register to vote in MA, we pointed out to the official that the 7 or so names on our address no longer lived there (and hadn't for some time). She refused to remove the names "in case they wanted to vote."

Posted by: Y-not at October 31, 2015 05:45 AM (t5zYU)

56 Wandering around in Costco yesterday afternoon, I got to thinking about how you cannot take your business where your politics lie, because so many brands and companies are in the tank for the leftists. I'm looking at a special buy of Patagonia down puffy jackets. No. Levis. Definitely no. Then I think, shit, I'm in a fucking Costco. WTF???

Posted by: the littl shyning man at October 31, 2015 05:46 AM (U6f54)

57 Is that extremely corrupt DA in Milwaukee still in office? Chisholm?
=================================================



Yes.

Posted by: grammie winger, uff da at October 31, 2015 05:46 AM (dFi94)

58 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says American special operations troops being sent to Syria will only fight Islamic State militants and wont be cutting off ears like Genghiz Kahn.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at October 31, 2015 05:47 AM (Nwg0u)

59 "Are there any elections or ballot initiatives that we should be watching in your home states?" Nope. Like I inferred from Hairyback Guy's comment at 12, nothing interesting ever happens here in Florida. Except for maybe that one time...

Posted by: MarkW at October 31, 2015 05:47 AM (kQfoP)

60 49 Any Ohio morons here? --- One was put on the ballot by the people, the other by politicians because they say they will negate the first one anyway, because it creates a monopoly. Commercials, and editorial pieces are rampant against legalizing. "It's a schedule 1 drug!!" cry the statists who want to ban people doing what the fuck they want. Well, its schedule 1 because the state calls it that, dumb fucks.

Posted by: OP at October 31, 2015 05:47 AM (TzeLs)

61 Wandering around in Costco yesterday afternoon, I got to thinking about how you cannot take your business where your politics lie, because so many brands and companies are in the tank for the leftists. --- Yeah, it sucks. If some of our ultra-rich Republicans would put their political principles ahead of their personal financial interests, that could change, I guess. But they won't.

Posted by: Y-not at October 31, 2015 05:47 AM (t5zYU)

62 I looked at my sample ballot. I guess I am voting all Republican.

Posted by: @votermom at October 31, 2015 05:48 AM (cbfNE)

63 We do not live in a democracy. We live in a republic. When any group can put an "initiative" on the ballot, we are doomed. Democracy is 2 wolves and a sheep deciding what's for dinner. California was completely screwed by ballot initiatives. Colorado too. And they will use this model to get Scankles into the White House.

Posted by: GBruno at October 31, 2015 05:49 AM (u49WF)

64 I watched a documentary about Whitey Bulger, and the read I ultimately got off of it is he couldn't have existed without Boston's massive corruption. His assertion was that he was never an informant and he was railroaded by all the people he used to bribe. The only assertion he denies is the informant part. He's taken the murder and racketeering licks, and doesn't deny them, but got pissed about that informant assertion. Which, thinking about it and seeing what they had, there's no way he was an informant... so, Occam's Razor and all that.

Posted by: Chupacabra[/i][/b] at October 31, 2015 05:49 AM (QFjNO)

65 51  Over there, a license can go for a few million, since they're a limited quantity.

Posted by: Chupacabra at October 31, 2015 10:43 AM (QFjNO)


Same thing in CA when I lived there.  A liquor license for open pour was like tickets to the Masters.  It was passed down from heir to heir and the rare time when was was sold it went for big dollar. 

Posted by: Vic[/i]-we have no party at October 31, 2015 05:49 AM (t2KH5)

66 Here in NC, the Governor signed a law "banning sanctuary Cities", which is great, but it really just compels cities and towns to co-operate/share information with Federal authorities when illegals come into contact with L.E. I doubt Obama's Feds will be looking/asking for anything.

Posted by: Lincolntf at October 31, 2015 05:50 AM (2cS/G)

67 I've found Levi's to be the only one's that really fit me properly, so I have to assuage my guilt in buying them buy stuffing a large handgun in the waistband.

Posted by: Chupacabra[/i][/b] at October 31, 2015 05:50 AM (QFjNO)

68 "Militants" suspected. Posted by: The Great White Snark at October 31, 2015 10:39 AM (Nwg0u) I doubt it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 31, 2015 05:51 AM (gf8BH)

69 Sorry if this local news straddles the national primary.  I just saw that the bulk of the Wisconsin Republican Assembly has endorsed Rubio.  Personally I don't know why they think this is part of their duties.  They are supposed to represent the people in their districts, and I do not recall being asked.  This is not Wisconsin business.

Posted by: grammie winger, uff da at October 31, 2015 05:52 AM (dFi94)

70 I watched a documentary about Whitey Bulger, and the read I ultimately got off of it is he couldn't have existed without Boston's massive corruption.

Well, yeah, considering his brother was president of the state senate and probably the most powerful pol in the state...

Posted by: tu3031 at October 31, 2015 05:52 AM (EDYaR)

71 Y-Not, if you are still here, you asked about the laws regarding replacement of Rubio in Florida if he should resign. Here is one internet reference (from five years ago) that says his replacement would be appointed by Gov. Scott. http://1.usa.gov/1NaYULz

Posted by: MTF at October 31, 2015 05:52 AM (TxJGV)

72 Militants, eh? If I were you, I'd go kick their asses...

Posted by: Homer Simpson at October 31, 2015 05:52 AM (+T2o3)

73 Thanks, MTF. I read last week that there'd be a special election. Lemme see if I can find that link again.

Posted by: Y-not at October 31, 2015 05:55 AM (t5zYU)

74 Houston is selecting a new Mayor after six years of our lesbian Hillary clone. She's leaving the city in much worse shape than she was handed. Unfortunately we will get another clueless liberal to take over . On the bright side we have no place to go except up. We are also voting on whether confused males can use any bathroom or locker room they want.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at October 31, 2015 05:55 AM (Xh7t/)

75 Wandering around in Costco yesterday afternoon, I got to thinking about how you cannot take your business where your politics lie, because so many brands and companies are in the tank for the leftists. -- Most are in the tank for the ones in power, aka fasvism. Some have been taken over by leftists, yes, but the others are toeing the line so as not to get targeted by the federal inspectors.

Posted by: @votermom at October 31, 2015 05:55 AM (cbfNE)

76 Yeah, I mean, they assert that he's a CI, but he's the head of a crime family. The only way he was a CI is that he would use the FBI to go after competitors. Because they were on the payroll.

Posted by: Chupacabra[/i][/b] at October 31, 2015 05:56 AM (QFjNO)

77
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says American special operations
troops being sent to Syria will only fight Islamic State militants and
wont become involved in the long-running civil war.




Kerry throw his medals into the river yet?  You know, to protest this illegal unconstitutional intervention in a foreign civil war, against the expressed will of Congress and the American people?



Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 31, 2015 05:57 AM (kdS6q)

78 Last but not least, this week Paul Ryan, representative of me, became Speaker of the House. Posted by: grammie winger, uff da at October 31, 2015 10:29 AM (dFi94) Its definitely Least. You just don't know it yet. Take it from someone in Boehner's district.

Posted by: buzzion at October 31, 2015 05:57 AM (zt+N6)

79 Hmmm, I can't find it. Maybe I read it wrong. In any event, Democrats are trying to find someone besides Grayson. U.S. Senate Democrats throw support to Patrick Murphy in Florida primary http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article41973240.html

Posted by: Y-not at October 31, 2015 05:58 AM (t5zYU)

80 The other argument - "It sends a bad message to the chillen!" Because bad messages aren't covered in free speech.

Posted by: OP at October 31, 2015 05:58 AM (TzeLs)

81 Richard Fernandez at PJ Media has an excellent piece about how our gubmint has always lied to us, but now have taken it to the nth power, when it comes to undeclared fighting. And it is relevant to the John Kerry lie, er, statement.
 
http://tinyurl.com/o3uo8sk
 
It's worth the read. His stuff usually is. Sharp guy.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at October 31, 2015 05:58 AM (gyKtp)

82 Posted by: Chupacabra at October 31, 2015 10:49 AM (QFjNO) In his circle, being a snitch is infinitely worse than murder and racketeering. Of course he will deny that over anything.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at October 31, 2015 05:59 AM (Xh7t/)

83 Getting cold in europe. All those refuges are wearing coats. I assume the extra clothing is a gift from the terrible europeans.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 05:59 AM (iQIUe)

84 43 Kane was having drinks with that DA from Wisconsin. DA: "Yeah, so I sent an army of cops to raid these teabaggers *hic* and slapped a restraining order on 'em. *hic* Scared 'em shitless! It was awesome ! Betcha can't top that." Kane: "Oh yeah? They were only peon civilians. I'm gonna raid a judge's office." DA: "A hundred bucks says you won't." Kane: "You're on! Now hold my beer and watch this!" Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 31, 2015 10:39 AM (jRs7b) She looks more like a box wine gal than beer.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 31, 2015 05:59 AM (A6ryA)

85 It's just stupid to me that Kerry could have been all pissy about Cambodia, but rah-rah about Syria. Of course, that assumes some sort of logical consistency.

Posted by: Chupacabra[/i][/b] at October 31, 2015 05:59 AM (QFjNO)

86 80 Hmmm, I can't find it. Maybe I read it wrong. In any event, Democrats are trying to find someone besides Grayson. U.S. Senate Democrats throw support to Patrick Murphy in Florida primary http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article41973240.html Posted by: Y-not at October 31, 2015 10:58 AM (t5zYU) Grayson is a raging asshole, and worse in private I've heard.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 31, 2015 06:00 AM (A6ryA)

87 The only way he was a CI is that he would use the FBI to go after competitors. Because they were on the payroll. Posted by: Chupacabra at October 31, 2015 10:56 AM (QFjNO) Didn't the DEA do that with one of the Mexican cartels? They had a "CI" who was basically making them knock off their rivals?

Posted by: @votermom at October 31, 2015 06:00 AM (cbfNE)

88 Yeah, MTF, you're right. This makes it seem like the FL governor would choose: http://uspolitics.about.com/od/thecongress/a/senate_vacancy.htm

Posted by: Y-not at October 31, 2015 06:00 AM (t5zYU)

89 Kerry throw his medals into the river yet? You know, to protest this illegal unconstitutional intervention in a foreign civil war, against the expressed will of Congress and the American people?

He never threw "his" medals. They were somebody else's.
Surprise, surprise, surprise...

Posted by: tu3031 at October 31, 2015 06:00 AM (EDYaR)

90 Absolutely Max, but if you're the head of a family, you aren't a CI. It just doesn't make any sense.

Posted by: Chupacabra[/i][/b] at October 31, 2015 06:00 AM (QFjNO)

91 So if there is ANY risk of the Democrats taking that seat, Rubio really should resign now so that there'd be an "incumbent" Republican appointed by Scott.

Posted by: Y-not at October 31, 2015 06:01 AM (t5zYU)

92 Rubio seems like a real nice guy. Then I remember that whole Gang of 8 crap, which really wasn't that long ago...and his unbelievable "yes" vote on the Corker bill, among other things, and now I just don't think I could vote for him.

Posted by: GBruno at October 31, 2015 06:01 AM (u49WF)

93 I think that's been pretty common since the days of prohibition, Votermom.

Posted by: Chupacabra[/i][/b] at October 31, 2015 06:02 AM (QFjNO)

94 >>>It's interesting because Kathleen Kane is a Clintonite.<<<

Kane's record would lead one to believe that she was personally mentored by Queen Hillary Herself.

Posted by: Fritz at October 31, 2015 06:03 AM (UzPAd)

95 I've found Levi's to be the only one's that really fit me properly, so I have to assuage my guilt in buying them buy stuffing a large handgun in the waistband. Posted by: Chupacabra at October 31, 2015 10:50 AM (QFjNO) I wore nothing but Levis my whole life. And then they changed the cut and started making substandard jeans so I tried some others and was very pleasantly surprised. Wranglers are more like old Levis were than new Levis are. And the super cheap Rustler brand at Walmart are actually a great fit and seem built pretty well. They're only $12@, which is crazy. My Levis days are long over.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 31, 2015 06:04 AM (zc3Db)

96 I don't think there's any question that Whitey was an informant for the FBI, H. Paul Rico was his man on the inside for decades. Though if you consider Rico a gangster himself as opposed to a legit FBI agent, which I kind of do, it's not quite the same as most CI's.

Posted by: Lincolntf at October 31, 2015 06:04 AM (2cS/G)

97 I can see Boulder from my rooftop. Didja know there was a demonstration outside the building in which last week's debate was happening, on the CU campus? How is it that the special snowflakes can successfully shut down a talk or commencement address given by a conservative on a campus anywhere, but the RNC show can go where it wants? We know the answer, don't we. It's not really an RNC show, it's NBC. The CU people thought of it as a traveling menagerie. A sideshow. The few dummy protesters didn't get the memo.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at October 31, 2015 06:04 AM (U6f54)

98 Shit. It's suppose to hit 90 today. What time is book club? Or was it last nite? Where's the ewok? Ewok1, come in, Ewok1. Ewok1, we're trying to raise you, Ewok1. Ewok1, do you copy?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 06:04 AM (iQIUe)

99 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 31, 2015 11:04 AM (zc3Db) girls are nuts for Wrangler butts.

Posted by: stace at October 31, 2015 06:05 AM (CoX6k)

100 It is fun how the media will try to link someone who makes a crackpot statement on Twitter to a candidate, but won't bother with an uber-corrupt politician who has an actual direct link to a Presidential candidate.

Posted by: Chupacabra[/i][/b] at October 31, 2015 06:05 AM (QFjNO)

101 Grayson is as big of a turd as Harry Reid, Dick Durbin and Debbie Whatshername-Schnitz. The democrats obviously have No Shame. They have done a pretty good job of divide and conquer.

Posted by: GBruno at October 31, 2015 06:06 AM (u49WF)

102 I think one of the other most egregious acts by PA politicians was their engineered take-over of the private Barnes art collection.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at October 31, 2015 06:07 AM (NOIQH)

103 I am on the go, so won't be on the Book thread ths Weekend, but I wanted to ask the hord about a book-- "The Hostage to the Devil" by Malachi Martin? From the comment sections, it looks like it terrifes anyone who reads it.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at October 31, 2015 06:07 AM (6GNqQ)

104 I used to wear Levis jeans exclusively, but as I got older I switched to L.L. Bean's chinos. They're looser-fitting and more comfortable. Nowadays I wear sweat pants on those rare, unavoidable occasions when I'm forced to do yard work.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 06:07 AM (sdi6R)

105 >>>I'm getting a confused boner vibe off of Kane.<<<

Never allow confusion to impede the boner vibe.  Hit that shit and run with it.

Posted by: Fritz at October 31, 2015 06:09 AM (UzPAd)

106 ***"She also pissed off a judge:"*** Love the article at that link. They don't identify her party until the 8th full "paragraph".

Posted by: Burn the Witch at October 31, 2015 06:09 AM (Wckf4)

107 Yeah, they'd wanted the Barnes collection for years. If the gov't. wants something, they're gonna get it. Even if they have to bankrupt a black college to get it.

Posted by: Chupacabra[/i][/b] at October 31, 2015 06:10 AM (QFjNO)

108 When I unzip my fly to take a new dick pic to text some unsuspecting hottie, its always in Wranglers.

Posted by: Brett Favre at October 31, 2015 06:10 AM (zt+N6)

109 A gun that was stolen from the City of Marion [South Carolina] in October of 2011 is the same gun that was used in the murder of a New York Police Department officer killed on October 20 of this year. - We need to outlaw theft of firearms.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at October 31, 2015 06:10 AM (Nwg0u)

110 I haven't found any jeans that make my sweet-ass look good and can fit a double-stack pistol other thank Levi's. But I'll check Wrangler's out again, thanks.

Posted by: Chupacabra[/i][/b] at October 31, 2015 06:12 AM (QFjNO)

111 This happened last night. A Kansas City Royals player made his major league debut in a World Series game. https://tinyurl.com/puptlpe (Warning: autoplay video) I heard it on the radio, but I didn't realize it was the first time it's ever happened in MLB history.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 06:14 AM (sdi6R)

112 14
Meanwhile , pray your village does not go the way of Sumte , Germany -- a bucolic town of 102 -- soon to disappear in the sinkhole of 750 Middle Eastern "asylum seekers".  Obama has increased the number for the US.

Posted by: gracepc at October 31, 2015 06:14 AM (DMQhB)

113 >>If the gov't. wants something, they're gonna get it. Even if they have to bankrupt a black college to get it.

There's a documentary*, "Art of the Steal" that has interviews w/Rendell and the then-AG, and they are not only proud of their clever use of the law to facilitate the Barnes collection transfer, they kind of laugh about it.


*This is one of those documentaries w/a clear bias; however, the PA politicians they interview speak freely and damage themselves.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at October 31, 2015 06:16 AM (NOIQH)

114 Bruce, the book club started last night but I think Ace will do a second session this afternoon.

Posted by: @votermom at October 31, 2015 06:16 AM (cbfNE)

115 ***know some people involved Few will be sad to see her go: Politically motivated, overzealous, short on competence etc. Perhaps the kind of third rate kelp washed in during Tropical Depression Obama

Posted by: Communi-Stan at October 31, 2015 06:16 AM (aldSv)

116 Yeah, they'd wanted the Barnes collection for years. If the gov't. wants something, they're gonna get it. Even if they have to bankrupt a black college to get it. Posted by: Chupacabra at October 31, 2015 11:10 AM (QFjNO) The black college was as guilty as the rest of the politicians and judges in that rape of the barnes foundation. Serves Barknes right, though, for being stupid enough to think that willing the administration of his collection to a black college (to put a thumb in the eye of the philly art pricks) would somehow protect his wishes. Barnes' benefactors were jsut as happy to fuck him over as any blue-blood douchebag would have been and they all colluded to violate Barnes' wishes and makie a few bucks for themselves.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 31, 2015 06:17 AM (zc3Db)

117 106 Never allow confusion to impede the boner vibe. Hit that shit and run with from it. Posted by: Fritz at October 31, 2015 11:09 AM (UzPAd) FIFY.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 06:18 AM (sdi6R)

118 Obama has increased the number for the US.

Posted by: gracepc at October 31, 2015 11:14 AM (DMQhB)


Another violation of law that will go unnoticed by the MFM and unenforced by congress.

Posted by: Vic[/i]-we have no party at October 31, 2015 06:19 AM (t2KH5)

119 >>...and they all colluded to violate Barnes' wishes and makie a few bucks for themselves.


Yep, no winners in that story - just wall-to-wall greed.
Just shows that, A] you can't take it with you, and B]No matter how well you *think* you've structured your trust, someone will find a corrupt lawyer/judge to bust it should they really want to get their hands on your goodies.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at October 31, 2015 06:20 AM (NOIQH)

120 A story you will NOT see in the MSM.  Student in SC demonstrate in support of fired cop.



http://tinyurl.com/op3nnv8

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 31, 2015 06:20 AM (jJRIy)

121 Should have willed it to his cat.

Posted by: Chupacabra[/i][/b] at October 31, 2015 06:21 AM (QFjNO)

122 Whenever I hear anything about Pennsylvania politics, I think of Budd  Dwyer and Richard Thornburgh.

Thornburgh  was one of  those  Gopey  "Friend  of Bush"  types, and  Budd was an aww-shucks, man of  the people types.  Budd managed to piss off Richard  the Dick  over some nonsense, so they hounded Budd to a bullsh*t  charge of  soliciting  bribes or something or other.  Budd thought it virtually impossible that anyone would think he would do  anything like that, so he essentially never put up a defense.

They found him guilty.

Budd is the guy who famously called a news conference,  put a hand cannon in his mouth and  pulled the  trigger.

Both  guys  were Republicans,  by the way.  Budd, by all accounts, really was a good guy, and in politics of course,  it's  often about whose ring you have to kiss.  Some  people  don't  kiss rings, and have the  audacity to think it's about public service.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 31, 2015 06:21 AM (TOk1P)

123 Gun control activist and father of murdered journalist Andy Parker has been harassing and, get this, threatening a pro gun Virginia politician.

Posted by: Mr. Healthy Penis at October 31, 2015 06:22 AM (LYCUN)

124 Posted by: Fritz at October 31, 2015 11:09 AM (UzPAd) Aside from the fact that nobody here is likely to get a chance to"hit" Kane, would people seriously want to hit a woman once whose politics and worldview is probably completely opposed to your own and who may very well be a big time crook? it's worth the effort to just have an orgasm/dispense a load of sperm and then hit the trail? Sorry f that sounds crude. I'm not in the best of moods right now I assume this is just a OAS meme/joke-"I'd hit it."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 31, 2015 06:22 AM (No/ki)

125
Here is something crazy, both sides have spent over a million dollars in campaign cash on a school board recall in my county.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 31, 2015 06:22 AM (ODxAs)

126 Anybody see the must-be-fake opinion piece by the women and gender studies prof Barbara Lasavoy (SUNY, Brockport) that asks Jugears to ban guns by decree? Hits every note. Perfectly.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at October 31, 2015 06:23 AM (U6f54)

127 U town, Champaign, is a nothingburger of a place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQuXuHBneOw

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at October 31, 2015 06:23 AM (DL2i+)

128 Posted by: Vic-we have no party at October 31, 2015 11:19 AM (t2KH5)

Exactly. Illegal -- the way the US rolls these days. It will start and most likely there will be a double Obama whammy on the southern border to complement.  We have no government opposition to this.  IMO the recent Obama/Boehner 3 am "budget" deal confirms that Congress is a bicameral uniparty institution.  And Paul Ryan is just icing on the cake for this wave of destruction.

Posted by: gracepmc at October 31, 2015 06:24 AM (DMQhB)

129 Oh, and Philadelphia big city machine corrupt to boot, having worked for Clinton and practiced in Scranton, the magical childhood land of union, working man Fightin' Joe Biden.

Posted by: Communi-Stan at October 31, 2015 06:24 AM (aldSv)

130 I'm sorry I missed yesterday afternoon's threads. It seems a lot of my favorite subjects were touched on. Mike Rowe - is there any doubt that if he were running for president he would be 20 points ahead of everybody. He's exactly what the right needs and he has the rare ability to connect with people. It's the MSM, stupid - I've spent a lot of time in the comments saying that the democrats aren't the real problem, it's the press. Most of what the left does couldn't exist in an atmosphere of free and open information. The criminality of Clinton, the bullshit of global warming, the Ponzi scheme of Social Security, spending hundreds of billions on education that doesn't happen, all this couldn't happen if the press was doing it's job. I had recommended the alternative media, radio, blogs, etc. focus on a few egregious individuals, isolate them and humiliate to the point that others in the industry would modify their behavior. Maybe that time is coming. Another thing that is coming to the fore is the need for the right to stick together on the subject of the MSM. This has been a big problem and was highlighted in the Palin era, when a frightened MSM spun unflattering and false narratives to bring her down. At that time, some of the elites on the right, knowing she wasn't of the same "tribe" as they were, joined in the fun of making her seem like an ignorant snowbilly. Bloggers and second tier magazine writers were being invited to luncheons - if they toed the line on how unacceptable she was. Without support from our side, the left won. We've seen the same call for right wing writers to denounce Trump and a lot of the "elites" have jumped in against him, but this time it's different. Let's hope that if Trump wins, he will remember who was giving him a fair shot and who was badmouthing him from the start. Another thing that Ace touched on slightly - Reporters, writers, etc. seem to be mistaking the ability to organize, collate, aggregate or inject some humor into articles isn't the same as original thought. There are a lot of insufferable twits who believe themselves to be "intellectuals" because they are in the writing or reporting business. These are people who have never had an original thought in their lives, but believe that since they are collecting information on a subject, they are experts. Just like Ahmed the Clockmaker, they are just taking the product of real intellect and putting in their pencil box.

Posted by: jwest at October 31, 2015 06:24 AM (Zs4uk)

131 125 I assume this is just a OAS meme/joke-"I'd hit it." Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 31, 2015 11:22 AM (No/ki) Yes. Shallow creature that I am, when I use the term I'm referring strictly to physical appearance and nothing else.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 06:26 AM (sdi6R)

132 B]No matter how well you *think* you've structured your trust, someone will find a corrupt lawyer/judge to bust it should they really want to get their hands on your goodies. Posted by: Lizzy at October 31, 2015 11:20 AM (NOIQH) Absolutely. Contracts are, essentially, meaningless in our courts. All of the meaning has been taken out of the language so contracts are really nothing but inconsequential scribblings that serve only to make people feel better the moment they are signed, but have no real value beyond that. These days, when anything gets to court, it all comes down to "empathy". Over three millenia of history and foundation of Western jurisprudence ... all thrown down the shitter in a handful of years.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 31, 2015 06:26 AM (zc3Db)

133 The main witness in the Dwyer case admitted he lied under oath.

Posted by: Mr. Healthy Penis at October 31, 2015 06:26 AM (LYCUN)

134 Are there any elections or ballot initiatives that we should be watching in your home states?


Here in California in a number of elections it's a dead heat between a Stalinist and a schizophrenic. So, situation normal.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 31, 2015 06:26 AM (oKE6c)

135 Man with no party - Thom got roughly 4.5 M in campaign aid from the COC. The COC also spent nearly 1.5 M in negative ads against Kay Hagan. Total of 6 M to get him elected. There can be no doubt how Thom will vote on any issue. Whatever the COC tells him.

Posted by: Agitator at October 31, 2015 06:27 AM (rIkyN)

136 124 Gun control activist and father of murdered journalist Andy Parker has been harassing and, get this, threatening a pro gun Virginia politician. Posted by: Mr. Healthy Penis at October 31, 2015 11:22 AM (LYCUN) Isn't that the jackass that claimed he would get threats from the pro-gun people after he spoke out about guns?

Posted by: buzzion at October 31, 2015 06:27 AM (zt+N6)

137 Contracts are valid only if they serve the interests of the people, comrade. You know, like property.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at October 31, 2015 06:28 AM (Nwg0u)

138 Parker's the one with the Streisand level of intelligence, isn't he?

Posted by: Chupacabra[/i][/b] at October 31, 2015 06:29 AM (QFjNO)

139 We need to outlaw theft of firearms. Posted by: The Great White Snark at October 31, 2015 11:10 AM (Nwg0u) And murder. For the children.

Posted by: tbodie at October 31, 2015 06:29 AM (FdFgz)

140 What would happen if Obama did and EO order on banning guns? Anything?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 31, 2015 06:29 AM (No/ki)

141 Except gay marriage contracts, comrade, those are sacrosanct.

Posted by: Chupacabra[/i][/b] at October 31, 2015 06:30 AM (QFjNO)

142 Vote schizophrenic because the moon is trying to kill us!

Posted by: The Great White Snark at October 31, 2015 06:30 AM (Nwg0u)

143 osted by: Jay Guevara at October 31, 2015 11:26 AM (oKE6c) How do you know they're a schizophrenic?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 31, 2015 06:30 AM (No/ki)

144 115 Bruce, the book club started last night but I think Ace will do a second session this afternoon. Posted by: @votermom at October 31, 2015 11:16 AM (cbfNE) ========== Not if the Hound gets him first!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 06:31 AM (iQIUe)

145 @Fenelon If he tried to EO it, my guess would be blood. As the legislature wouldn't do anything about it. Yes, yes, everyone believes people will wait like sheep shivering in front of their fireplaces for the police to knock. But if even half of 1% of gun owners rise up, politicians wouldn't be safe.

Posted by: Chupacabra[/i][/b] at October 31, 2015 06:33 AM (QFjNO)

146 >>Absolutely. Contracts are, essentially, meaningless in our courts.

I think that was the most upsetting part of the whole takeover. There were these politicians and some people from (IIRC) Ford Foundation and they colluded to take over a billion dollar art collection - all the little things they did, that collectively resulted in theft of private property.
Even if you thought what Barnes had set-up for his art was stupid, it was his property, and he wanted it to remain in his mansion. This situation shows how the wreckers will find a way, and will bend abuse any laws as they please, to get what they want. Good illustration that especially on the age of Obama, laws and doing things legally won't protect you.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at October 31, 2015 06:33 AM (NOIQH)

147 I'm not in the best of moods right now.... Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 31, 2015 11:22 AM (No/ki) FS, I mostly lurk here and have intended to tell you how much I enjoy your posts. Thanks for your encouraging words. Hope your day gets better.

Posted by: tbodie at October 31, 2015 06:34 AM (FdFgz)

148 But "Banning guns" (Ie, forbidding future sale) is not the same as confiscating guns. Both are bad but you think people would rise up if Obama decided to ban the sale of guns? In what way would they do so?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 31, 2015 06:34 AM (No/ki)

149 I remember that Budd Dwyer press conference. If I had been a reporter in that room I would have high-tailed it out the door the moment he produced the gun, assuming he was going to start shooting us.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 06:34 AM (sdi6R)

150 Houston is selecting a new Mayor after six years of our lesbian Hillary clone. She's leaving the city in much worse shape than she was handed. Unfortunately we will get another clueless liberal to take over . On the bright side we have no place to go except up. We are also voting on whether confused males can use any bathroom or locker room they want. Posted by: Max Rockatansky at October 31, 2015 10:55 AM (Xh7t/) Well....Detroit thought the same thing after Muzzie Shabazz Kwame McDougal Kilpatrick....but you see where they went. Stay thirsty my friend.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 31, 2015 06:35 AM (ej1L0)

151 Barbara Lasavoy...ekkk, if you saw her on the street, you would ban her.  Google Pictures.

Posted by: Colin at October 31, 2015 06:36 AM (0bEpn)

152 Posted by: tbodie at October 31, 2015 11:34 AM (FdFgz) Well, thank you. It's nice of you to share a kind word after that the querulous post on Kathleen Kane and "hitting"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 31, 2015 06:36 AM (No/ki)

153 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 31, 2015 11:04 AM (zc3Db)

L.L. Bean has great jeans for not too much. And they will occasionally have sales and if I recall correctly, free shipping.

Oh....my excuse was the same as yours. Levis changed their cut!

It's called getting old and fat....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 31, 2015 06:37 AM (Zu3d9)

154 If even 5,000 gun owner rose up, what couldn't they do?

Posted by: Chupacabra[/i][/b] at October 31, 2015 06:37 AM (QFjNO)

155 @136

Well, some doubt.  I was disappointed he voted for budget bill with the usual suspects.

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 31, 2015 06:37 AM (jJRIy)

156 He gave a half ass apology. And stupid Terry McAuliffe had to open his fat yap, too. http://goo.gl/VEc3CI Apparently, one seeks justice for ones dead daughter by threatening someone else's son.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 06:38 AM (iQIUe)

157 @136

Your alternative would have been Kay Hagan.  You want her or Thom?

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 31, 2015 06:38 AM (jJRIy)

158 Whelp, I've got to get the house ready for the little ghoulies and adult guests. Have fun this Halloween.

Posted by: Chupacabra[/i][/b] at October 31, 2015 06:39 AM (QFjNO)

159 They shd have released all the Ash vs Evil Dead at once on Halloween.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 06:40 AM (iQIUe)

160 "Everyone here is calling it 'the gash.' It's a really incredible sight,"
 
This is either a story quote about the massive crack in the Earth that recently opened up in WY, or...

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at October 31, 2015 06:41 AM (gyKtp)

161 And with that, I've gotta run.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at October 31, 2015 06:41 AM (gyKtp)

162 Barbara Lasavoy...ekkk, if you saw her on the street, you would ban her. Google Pictures. - OMG! KILL IT WITH FIRE! http://tinyurl.com/o6ov6kq

Posted by: The Great White Snark at October 31, 2015 06:41 AM (Nwg0u)

163 >>...but you think people would rise up if Obama decided to ban the sale of guns? In what way would they do so?

Not initially. It would drive everything underground --- there are so many guns out there already.

Look at what happened in CT recently where people were supposed to register guns that were reclassified as "assault weapons" and high-capacity magazines. IIRC, they estimated that fewer than 10% were registered and the state then decided to not go through with confiscation (which was the penalty for not registering).

I think Obama/authorities would have to be aggressive before things got ugly. Don't know that a lot of them are willing to go there just yet.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at October 31, 2015 06:42 AM (NOIQH)

164 >>Parker's the one with the Streisand level of intelligence, isn't he? Posted by: Chupacabra Hell no. That guy is an idiot.

Posted by: Babs Streisand at October 31, 2015 06:42 AM (c7vUv)

165 Kane cannot effectively do her job; not that she did it previously. It's about time the PA Senate moved on her. She's our bargain-basement Hillary.

Posted by: Wyatt at October 31, 2015 06:43 AM (2gABP)

166 Oh....my excuse was the same as yours. Levis changed their cut! It's called getting old and fat.... Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 31, 2015 11:37 AM (Zu3d9) Cute ... but they did change their cut. ANd they changed the denim, too. It's about half the thickness it used to be, though that depends on which thrid-world shithole the particular pair of Levis are coming from. I am certainly getting old but weigh and shape have never been problems.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 31, 2015 06:44 AM (zc3Db)

167 >>> I'm not in the best of moods right now I assume this is just a OAS meme/joke-"I'd hit it." Posted by: FenelonSpoke<<<

Yeah, I'm at work, so I took an extra dose of happy pills.  Double-time, baby!

Posted by: Fritz at October 31, 2015 06:44 AM (UzPAd)

168 With the entire bloody history of 20th Century totalitarian regimes as an example, If American gun owners don't rise up violently at any attempt to ban guns and start killing the gun banners, then "we will purely and simply deserve everything that happens afterward." "And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?. . . The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If. . . if. . . We didn't love freedom enough. And even more -- we had no awareness of the real situation. . . We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward." ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 06:45 AM (sdi6R)

169 Your alternative would have been Kay Hagan. You want her or Thom? Posted by: Nip Sip at October 31, 2015 11:38 AM (jJRIy) ***** If he's going to vote like Kay Hagan, what exactly was the point of electing him again?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty [/i] [/s] [/b] at October 31, 2015 06:46 AM (gdiBW)

170 >> If American gun owners don't rise up violently at any attempt to ban guns and start killing the gun banners, then "we will purely and simply deserve everything that happens afterward."


Here's the thing - while the Left is talking about gun bans they're also agitating for a complete neutering of the police. Policemen are being randomly killed by #BLM thugs all over the country, and the crappy Dem politicians are not only not supporting them, but siding with the anarchists.

Would the current police force really take time out from all this to pick a fight with legal gun owners? Do they really need a new armed enemy when they already have their hands full w/#BLM killers? Some may, but likely not the majority of them.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at October 31, 2015 06:51 AM (NOIQH)

171 169...my favorite book.... "We have been happily borne Or perhaps have unhappily dragged our weary way Down the long and crooked streets of our lives Past all kinds of walls and fences Made of rotting wood, rammed earth, brick, concrete, iron railings We have never given a thought to what lies behind them. We have never tried to pene­trate them with our vision Or our understanding. But there is where the Gulag country begins Right next to us Two yards away from us In addition, We have failed to notice an enormous num­ber of closely fitted, Well-disguised doors and gates in these fences All those gates were prepared for us, every last one! And all of a sudden the fateful gate swings quickly open And hands, unaccustomed to physical labor But none­theless strong and tenacious, Grab us by the leg, arm, collar, cap, ear, And drag us in like a sack, Then the gate behind us, The gate to our past life, Is slammed shut once and for all"

Posted by: Judas Washington at October 31, 2015 06:51 AM (hCdMd)

172 I remember that Budd Dwyer press conference. If I had been a reporter in that room I would have high-tailed it out the door the moment he produced the gun, assuming he was going to start shooting us.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 11:34 AM (sdi6R)


Some of  them  were asked afterwards why  they didn't try to stop him, and some said  they feared he would shoot them.


He very clearly said before putting  the gun  in his own mouth that he wanted everyone to stay back  because  he didn't want anyone  to get hurt.  I'm not saying I wouldn't have ducked for cover too, but some of them  clearly kept their cameras rolling, so I'm not  sure how scared  those folks were. 

Posted by: BurtTC at October 31, 2015 06:52 AM (TOk1P)

173 American "football" thread is up.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 31, 2015 06:54 AM (jRs7b)

174 Nip - No, but exactly what in the past two years would be different? What I would have preferred that he vote in the Senate the way he campaigned in NC.

Posted by: Agitator at October 31, 2015 06:55 AM (rIkyN)

175 Cute ... but they did change their cut. ANd they changed the denim, too. It's about half the thickness it used to be, though that depends on which thrid-world shithole the particular pair of Levis are coming from.

I am certainly getting old but weigh and shape have never been problems.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 31, 2015 11:44 AM (zc3Db)



I've pretty  much given up on Levis as a brand.  Their multiple  cuts, the different styles... they are designed for younger people, but it's  got  nothing   to do with getting old and fat.  It has everything to do with younger  dudes  not caring that  they overpay  for shoddy material, and don't  seem  to  care if it looks sloppy and saggy on them. 

Posted by: BurtTC at October 31, 2015 06:56 AM (TOk1P)

176 GnuBreed at October 31, 2015 10:58 AM

Thanks for the Richard Fernandez link.  I think growing up in the Philippines, living for a while at a garbage dump and encountering Maoists during the rebellion against the corrupt Marcos regime has given him a little different perspective. 

Posted by: KT at October 31, 2015 06:57 AM (qahv/)

177 173 I'm not saying I wouldn't have ducked for cover too, but some of them clearly kept their cameras rolling, so I'm not sure how scared those folks were. Posted by: BurtTC at October 31, 2015 11:52 AM (TOk1P) They probably had a sense of unreality, as in "I can't believe what I'm seeing". I imagine paralysis sets in at a moment like that. Also, reporters tend not to think that they might become the "story". See Lara Logan at that Egyptian demonstration.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 07:00 AM (sdi6R)

178 I don't think you need to worry about Thom voting like Hagan.  Seriously.
 


He was the NC Speaker of the House and you are surprised that as a freshman he is doing what his leader McC asks him to do?




You want to rant, let's rant about McC. I'll join you.



Posted by: Nip Sip at October 31, 2015 07:02 AM (jJRIy)

179 I did not help elect him to vote for McConnel. I voted for him to represent NC.

Posted by: Agitator at October 31, 2015 07:06 AM (rIkyN)

180 Uhg, state elections coming up and my give a f*** is just about busted. The corrupt "old boy network" Reps pretty much have this in the bag at the state level and they are feckless and awful. I might show up to vote for a couple of local races and against a certain wretched ballot initiative but otherwise, it makes no difference either way. The level of rot in this country is just mind numbing. No wonder there's such a push to get pot legalized since something has got to keep you numb.

Posted by: Commissar M at October 31, 2015 07:13 AM (Xx2PC)

181 I'm not saying I wouldn't have ducked for cover too, but some of them clearly kept their cameras rolling, so I'm not sure how scared those folks were.
Posted by: BurtTC at October 31, 2015 11:52 AM (TOk1P)


They probably had a sense of unreality, as in "I can't believe what I'm seeing". I imagine paralysis sets in at a moment like that.

Also, reporters tend not to think that they might become the "story". See Lara Logan at that Egyptian demonstration.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 12:00 PM (sdi6R)



Sure, but  long after Budd's lifeless body was slumped there, the reporters kept their cameras on.  Somebody, presumably someone from  within Budd's office, was begging them to turn them off, saying "please have some respect, you got your pictures  already." 

Posted by: BurtTC at October 31, 2015 07:15 AM (TOk1P)

182 Douchebag alert! Prof calling for death of cops and disbanding of all police. Total moonbat commie: https://twitter.com/ciccmaher

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 31, 2015 07:34 AM (iQIUe)

183

This thing still on?  Or elbows and gardening taken over completely?

 

Way back up top, GBruno, I think, said ballot initiative (laws enacted directly by the voters) are bad, and screwed CA.

 

I have heard and "get" the theoretical argument on initiatives.  But in practice, in CA specifically, it's hard to make the case. 

 

Prop 13 (limits prop. tax increases).  Never would have happened otherwise.  (I am going to skip the pretty cogent real market analysis-based discussion that property tax insanity would have fixed itself via a collapsing real estate market)  Prop 187, a little-known last gasp by the fading sane majority that had helped make CA so great to contain the illegal migration madness (destroyed by a federal super-legislator, er, "judge").  Prop Eight, infamously over-turned by a handful of "judges" with the collaboration of faithless, oath-breaking state officials.  (note that Prop Eight was the THIRD time CA voters had told Sacramento no, we don't want to redefine marriage)

 

Sure - bullet train, happier chickens (hugely more expensive eggs), idiotic stem cell research institute, etc etc. 

 

But net/net, even though the lawless, de facto abolition of the initiative process via the uncontested lawsuit/lawless judge/faithless state official/SCOTUS "standing" Catch-22 has made any "controversial" CA ballot initiative an exercise in futility, at least modern initiatives have been a positive.  At the very least, they are not on the list of things that has ruined the state (in a governance sense).

Posted by: rhomboid at October 31, 2015 07:46 AM (QDnY+)

184 182 Sure, but long after Budd's lifeless body was slumped there, the reporters kept their cameras on. Somebody, presumably someone from within Budd's office, was begging them to turn them off, saying "please have some respect, you got your pictures already." Posted by: BurtTC at October 31, 2015 12:15 PM (TOk1P) Well yeah, but as Ace pointed out yesterday, reporters aren't all that intelligent. Someone had to tell them that the press conference was over. Otherwise they would have just kept their cameras running forever.

Posted by: rickl at October 31, 2015 07:47 AM (sdi6R)

185 "disbanding of all police" I'm good with that. Go back to elected Sheriffs and Posse comitatus. Also the 1776 idea of militia. Modernize it by including women (see Israel).

Posted by: ok at October 31, 2015 07:50 AM (PGh+Q)

186 187 Kane (D-PA) is very slimy, and uses her underage kids as shields. -- Go on ...

Posted by: Harry Reid at October 31, 2015 08:00 AM (cbfNE)

187 >>Prof calling for death of cops and disbanding of all police. As a small scale trial the police can just provide no services to him and advertise that and his address on billboards.

Posted by: Aviator at October 31, 2015 08:03 AM (c7vUv)

188 "ballot initiative" Trigger alert. Homosexuals and bisexuals tend to be good talkers (see Julius Caesar). The gay mafia takes over as the living becomes easier. Talk becomes more important than doing things, making things, growing things, and so forth. When war and famine break out all the queers in charge get canned and talk gets to be discounted. "ballot initiative" only works when relevant public institutions aren't controlled by people with a conflict of interest. Look around you. A large number of public servants are gay pedophile friendly. They also don't know where food comes from and what it take to create it. I just described Obama. :-)

Posted by: ok at October 31, 2015 08:03 AM (PGh+Q)

189 Kane is being thrown under the bus because this all began when she deliberately leaked grand jury testimony about the leader of the local NAACP.

So Dems are happy to let Republicans scalp one of their own, since they've essentially disowned her.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at October 31, 2015 08:07 AM (S2VsH)

190 "As a small scale trial the police can just provide no services to him and advertise that and his address on billboards." Public servants? Protection racket? I'm skeptical of the current Justice System (Business). What does it take to eliminate prison rape. A raise for the guards? Is that like the raises for big city school teachers (and administrative staff of course, and key vendors, don't forget them, their contributions to our elected officials are critical). :-)

Posted by: ok at October 31, 2015 08:08 AM (PGh+Q)

191 "So Dems are happy to let Republicans scalp a Democrat, since they've essentially disowned her." Since she became a dangerous loose cannon. If only the Bolsheviks had done that to Stalin.

Posted by: ok at October 31, 2015 08:11 AM (PGh+Q)

192

So for a lot of people in CA, depending on where they live, the de facto abolition of ballot initiatives that are opposed by the cretinous "elites" has removed the last reason to vote.  If you (like most in CA) live in a hopelessly gerrymandered district (both for federal and state seats), there is no choice in party.  Unless you're an NPR-stupid coastal clueless drone (most of the state), your presidential vote (primary or general) is meaningless by definition.

 

So unless there's a school board or city council race of any real consequence (real choice) - which is exceedingly rare - voting, esp. for a voter who is not a moonbat drone, is a completely empty exercise. 

 

San Diego mayor's race (to replace Filthy Filner) was very close, but that's rare, and the difference between the non-moonbat victor and his slick Hispanic union-run Dem machine apparatchik opponent is not all that important in the end - probably.

 

 

Posted by: rhomboid at October 31, 2015 08:13 AM (QDnY+)

193 Fernandez over at PJMedia makes the case that Obama's secret wars around the world dwarf Nixon's secret war in Cambodia. Eisenhower's secret U2 overflights of the USSR are nothing compared to Obama's semi secret drone strikes and the massive machinery required to support them.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at October 31, 2015 08:15 AM (uO1eG)

194

The thread's not dead, it's just resting (cue Monty Python dead parrot voices).

 

So anyway, since I'm somewhat stunned by how it has been completely ignored here and elsewhere, I'll again claim that this budget thing in the Congress, esp. with its associated intent to craft a gigantic CR, is perhaps the most egregious failure of the GOP to serve as an opposition party YET - which is of course saying something.

 

This is yuuuuuge, folks.  Cromnibus + failure to even put up a fight (as explicitly promised) on illegal amnesty EOs, times 100.  This is 1,000 times more important than the Iran deal, in terms of process that equals substance.  It is the natural latest evolution of GOP surrender without a fight that started in the lame duck of 2010, and has continued since. 

 

I rack it up to the (understandable) ignorance of even many bright comparatively informed people around here regarding Congress's role and actual power in the constitutional system.  Congress ("GOP controlled") is, literally, surrendering almost all of their power over a histrionically lawless executive branch.  That simple.  While that executive pursues ruinous, wildly unpopular policies.

 

Talk about dying with a whimper instead of a bang.   

 

Posted by: rhomboid at October 31, 2015 08:24 AM (QDnY+)

195 Kane has been deciding what crimes are worthy of her attention, democrats are not worthy of her attention

Posted by: Skip at October 31, 2015 08:25 AM (gE2Li)

196 Tina Louise is 80 years old, Most of us will not have time looking good to our faces at age 80.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 31, 2015 08:25 AM (No/ki)

197 Whoops; Wrong thread.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 31, 2015 08:25 AM (No/ki)

198 Charleston, SC will elect a new mayor for the first time in 40 years this coming Tuesday. Yay.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at October 31, 2015 08:26 AM (EHU9F)

199 "budget thing in the Congress," It shows two things. (1) RINOs in congress are afraid of a public backlash. (2) Cronies are getting desperate. The cronies must be out of credit. (Cronies been out of money since at least 2008.) They have to have their pork.

Posted by: ok at October 31, 2015 09:09 AM (PGh+Q)

200 s perhaps the most egregious failure of the GOP to serve as an opposition party YET - They say that so often it's lost all meaning.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at October 31, 2015 09:31 AM (Nwg0u)

201 70 Sorry if this local news straddles the national primary. I just saw that the bulk of the Wisconsin Republican Assembly has endorsed Rubio. Personally I don't know why they think this is part of their duties. They are supposed to represent the people in their districts, and I do not recall being asked. This is not Wisconsin business.

Reince Priebus is from Wisconsin.  He'll tell you what Wisconsin business is.  And Jeb is officially under the bus.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at October 31, 2015 11:43 AM (Kucy5)

202 Gecker vs sturtevant in va. Bloomberg group has given Gecker $700k and Gecker blasts sturtevant's 85k in support from tea party groups. Same area as the cantor brat election last year.

Posted by: Sarah at October 31, 2015 03:42 PM (fl2Ok)

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