Top Headline Comments 1-16-13

Happy Wednesday. Hey, it's Wednesday! Half over!

As expected, those ninnies in Congress passed the non-Sandy Sandy relief package last night. 49 Republicans voted in favor, including Oklahoma Reps. Tom Cole and Frank Lucas, who, if you're not from there, come from safe seats.

Allah observed that the "majority of the majority" rule appears to be dead in the House: "Looks like he’s feeling awfully good about his leverage after being reelected Speaker. Presumably tonight’s vote was his way of signaling to the tea partiers in the caucus that, if push comes to shove, he’ll let Democrats pass a debt-ceiling hike with help from Republican centrists too. "

The Navy's Littoral Combat Ship is, reportedly, a floating wreck. The first one, USS Freedom, puts to sea in two months with a host of flaws that the Navy doesn't have the money to fix.

The President will announce his gun grabbing proposal today. The NRA is prebutting it with a hard-hitting web video that blasts Obama as an "elitist," "hypocrite" who uses guns to protect his own children, but doesn't want anyone else to do the same.

Kathryn Bigelow writes about 'Zero Dark Thirty' and torture at the Los Angeles Times, and, I think, gets it mostly right.

Added: The NRCC is initially targeting seven House Democrats for the midterms. These are folks come from districts that voted for the Republican candidate in the last three elections. There's no reason Democrats should be representing districts like that.

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at 06:52 AM



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1 Good Morning Morons. Today is Wednesday, January 16, 2013. On this day in 1883 the Civil Service Commission was established. This was a reform measure after the assassination of James Garfield by a disgruntled civil service job seeker. Like all government reforms to “clean up the system” it was a miserable failure. The founders knew that it is impossible to keep government free of graft, corruption, and obnoxious power hungry bureaucrats and their intent was to keep it as low as possible by keeping government as small as possible. That rapidly began to go aside during and after the late unpleasantness. The commission has since been split into a number of additional agencies for even more graft and corruption.

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 06:52 AM (53z96)

2 Boeing 787s grounded in Japan.

http://is.gd/WXWdVY

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 06:53 AM (53z96)

3 Well another EPA shakedown goes to court today in one of the most egregious cases in its history. In its initial power grab with “wetlands” they essentially converted 11 out of 15 acres of a FL man’s land to government use without compensation which was the offer he made. However, they still wanted more and shook him down for more acreage on an unrelated tract of land. He sued. The case has drug on since the 1990s and has been passed on to the man’s son. In a fair and just world the assholes in the EPA who did this would be fired and held liable for all the costs. This case should have been settled in the man’s favor after the case from SC which held that if the government took more than 5% of the land it was in fact a taking by the government. But in the end guess who will pay even if this man’s son wins? We will. The EPA has outlived its usefulness and should be disbanded and the stupid “wetland” law either be rewritten to common sense or repealed.

http://is.gd/vkcOLf

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 06:53 AM (53z96)

4 The House approved the $51B pork package labeled Sandy yesterday afternoon. 49 Republicans voted for it. Obviously this wasn’t the hill to die on despite the efforts of those Far Right Tru-Cons (FRTC) to cut spending.

http://is.gd/Nqs20a

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 06:54 AM (53z96)

5 The Army can no longer use goats in training medics. The current admin continues its destruction of the military one piece at a time.

http://is.gd/fKtliQ

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 06:54 AM (53z96)

6 High School in WI has been teaching a “diversity class” that may as well have been written by that asshole Chicago racist preacher of Obama’s, Jeremiah Wright. They are “reviewing it” now that the story has got out. How does shit like this get into place to begin with? This kind of shit not only is outrageously offensive, but even the idea of a “diversity class” in HS is ludicrous. They can’t even teach basics anymore. End public schools now is the only solution.

http://is.gd/tNRPIe

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 06:54 AM (53z96)

7 Here’s some Monty DOOM for you. Even using the government’s own BS fake adjusted numbers long term unemployment is the highest it has ever been since they started tracking it after WWII.

http://is.gd/BlbtZu

Requisite doom kitty says “I iz hungry, master haz no job so I haz no food.

http://is.gd/tPiO8m

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 06:54 AM (53z96)

8 Police raid the wrong house and shoot the man’s dog. Taxpayers will take it in the shorts again.

http://is.gd/mQFsva

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 06:55 AM (53z96)

9 NY idiot scrunt calls police to report suspicious person with a “backpack and lime green gun”. Huge SWAT team raid and lock down results in catching a nerf gun.

http://is.gd/OXl9qs

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 06:55 AM (53z96)

10 Meanwhile a gang of “indeterminate yoots” savagely beat a tourist in Greenwich Village with tire irons and baseball bats.

Cops on Monday busted 24-year-old Hatem Farsakh of Brooklyn, who was arraigned on charges of attempted murder and assault.

http://is.gd/4vMrBa

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 06:55 AM (53z96)

11 Some of the press are starting to fire back at the lies.

http://is.gd/KgNkK4

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 06:55 AM (53z96)

12 PETA wants a hunting ban with all the gun grabbing. I say since we are trashing the Constitution in addition to making it a felony to be a Democrat, lets declare everyone in PETA criminally insane and place them in rubber rooms.

http://is.gd/l8I0fg

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 06:56 AM (53z96)

13 NYC is not the only place having problems with union school bus drivers. BION the drivers in Charleston County, SC are union and you guessed it, threatening to strike. This sounds like a good job for Nikki Haley’s union busting labor advisor. BTW, this county is heavy blue.

http://is.gd/7ULOZu

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 06:56 AM (53z96)

14 More on the growth of invisible bureaucrats turning the government into a huge fascist empire. Hidden bureaucrats make new laws, including criminal felonies, for seeming innocuous outdoor activities. The problem here in this case is State legislatures empowering these agencies so that they can satisfy the watermelon eco-assholes without passing unpopular laws. They pass it on to these power mad assholes who are recruited from the watermelon groups who do it all behind the scenes.

http://is.gd/ovxGrh

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 06:56 AM (53z96)

15 Advice for House Republicans on the debt ceiling fight from NRO. Some good, some bad. My advice? If Boner had any balls he would buy a gutta-percha cane with a silver head and go visit Harry Reid.

http://is.gd/ibrcIw

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 06:57 AM (53z96)

16 Jonah Goldberg joins the FRTC bashing at NRO.

To listen to many grassroots conservatives, the GOP establishment is a cabal of weak-kneed sellouts who regularly light votive candles to a poster of liberal Republican icon Nelson Rockefeller.


He claims this is a myth. This is actually about half of the Republican Party and ALL of its leadership. Nothing illustrates it more than the voting on the pork bill known as Sandy in both houses of congress. Fuck him too.

http://is.gd/EE9jhu

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 06:57 AM (53z96)

17 Our Lord did not say, "You will not be troubled, you will not be tempted, you will not be distressed." He said, "You will not be overcome."
- Blessed Julian of Norwich

Posted by: RushBabe at January 16, 2013 06:57 AM (tQHzJ)

18 IBD isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. They call Obama a liar.

http://is.gd/ID7B9m

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 06:57 AM (53z96)

19 Kindle Daily Deals

Today includes Glenn Beck’s “Agenda 21”.

http://is.gd/H8zg05

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 06:58 AM (53z96)

20 The Daily Kitteh

“I gives up, Lets it burnz”

http://is.gd/SrAjYV



And that’s it for Wednesday, January 16, 2013.

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 06:58 AM (53z96)

21 Presumably tonight’s vote was his way of signaling to the tea partiers
in the caucus that, if push comes to shove, he’ll let Democrats pass a
debt-ceiling hike with help from Republican centrists too.



He is simply demonstrating what he is, a feckless shit who need to be voted out of office.

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 06:59 AM (53z96)

22 If I'm at a party with an uber-liberal NY psychiatrist, and I say something like, "We need to shoot all the liberal NY shrinks. That would be a good start.", could she then go to the authorities in NY and inform them that it's her professional opinion that I should not own a gun and am a danger to others?

I'm not a patient, mind you. And I'm not in NY. But still.

Posted by: Opus An Arcus at January 16, 2013 06:59 AM (ohp21)

23 DAY 71

1,389 to go


Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, McCain's, MIRV's, mutants, malcontents, malthusians, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, miscreants, momzers, mamalukes, mooks, mariuoli, meeskeits, maricons, marauders, malodorous militants, menstruating mons veneri and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 16, 2013 07:00 AM (XkWWK)

24
Yiddish Word of the Day:

"Ongepatshket" - (ON-guh-POTSH-ket)

messed up, cluttered, disordered, scribbled, sloppy, muddled, overly-done

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 16, 2013 07:03 AM (XkWWK)

25 10 Meanwhile a gang of “indeterminate yoots” savagely beat a tourist in Greenwich Village with tire irons and baseball bats.

Cops on Monday busted 24-year-old Hatem Farsakh of Brooklyn, who was arraigned on charges of attempted murder and assault.

http://is.gd/4vMrBa
Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 06:55 AM (53z96)


First, the Occupy fuck-stick planning to blow up the Washington Square arch and then an attack at a pizza joint that I have eaten at - both just blocks from my house.

And then, Andrew Corleone is field stripping the Constitution.

I'm in a New York State of mind - INSANITY.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 16, 2013 07:07 AM (XkWWK)

26 I tried to get a list of the Republicans in the House who voted for that pork fest but it is getting to be almost impossible. You can get a list of the yeah votes at Thomas with the Republicans noted by only the last name and not which State they are from.

And they are ALL mixed together.

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 07:07 AM (53z96)

27 Who needs a Navy when we have Captain Charisma and his Air Farce One Chariot of the *snort* Gods?


Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 07:07 AM (LRFds)

28 21 -

People need to wake up and realize "we" do not hold a majority in the U.S. House.

There is no "we" except the politicians, and the list of them who are on "our" side is shrinking. Simply having an "R" behind your name means very little these days, and Boehner is smart enough to realize his future as leader of the "R" party depends on him working with the "D" party, not against.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 16, 2013 07:09 AM (BeSEI)

29 3 Vic,

This case is one I have followed with interest, I am hoping that the plaintiff's lawyers have traced back a web of connections ala the Question of Sherlock Holmes to show who the EPA staff in question are sleeping with so to speak.

The case I researched in Iowa where the Ranch was raided on the pretext of an endangered plant living on the property had condo development instead of Sierra Club as Snidley Whiplash, but the song remains the same.

EPA is inferior to the Gambino family ethically, the Gambino will at least invite you to dinner a few times before doing brain surgery with a .22.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 07:10 AM (LRFds)

30 The GOP shall wage determined war on the hated TEA party.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at January 16, 2013 07:11 AM (uhAkr)

31 Good morning all!

I made the mistake of turning on the news last night just in time to catch Cuomo Jr's shrieking rant on "common sense gun control".

I've never been happier that I no longer live in NY.

Although I am still concerned since my daughter now lives there and the idiot governor has just put up a huge sign telling every skel in America that the sheep in NYS are even more defenseless than they were a week ago.

Oh, and if any of you Morons are wondering about Cuomo Jr- that's not an act, he really *is* that stupid.

Posted by: Nighthawk at January 16, 2013 07:11 AM (RSqz2)

32 6 Vic,

They have been bleeding that crap in slowly drop by drop since at least the early 90s. When people like me started raising the alarm about multi culti Billy Ayers approved rot we were told the cold war was over and it was time for us to accept the new status quo. In lieu of fighting I quit.

Sorry.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 07:12 AM (LRFds)

33 There's no reason Democrats should be representing districts like that.

Except, as we have seen all too clearly already, what precisely is the difference between having "A Republican" represent these districts and "A Democrat"?

Posted by: DocJ at January 16, 2013 07:12 AM (V20sy)

34 As I read about more and more red states getting rid of state income taxes, I think the highest priority item for Republicans in congress is to eliminate the federal income tax deduction for state income taxes.

As someone from a state with high income taxes, I know it will hit me, but I think it's important to get people to force people to understand the consequences of unlimited spending. Best to start at the local level. I also think that eliminating that deduction will turn even more red than they already are...

Posted by: zippy at January 16, 2013 07:13 AM (uaUtg)

35 Except, as we have seen all too clearly already, what precisely is the difference between having "A Republican" represent these districts and "A Democrat"?
Posted by: DocJ at January 16, 2013 07:12 AM (V20sy)

--- This!

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at January 16, 2013 07:15 AM (R8hU8)

36 There's a reason that the LCS is also known as the "Little Crappy Ship."

Posted by: Cobalt Shiva at January 16, 2013 07:15 AM (OY/SZ)

37 Glad we could spend 6+ months bitching about taxing those evil rich people and blow all the added revenue in a week.

Posted by: Krispy Kreme at January 16, 2013 07:15 AM (m7fEI)

38 I think the highest priority item for Republicans in congress is to
eliminate the federal income tax deduction for state income taxes.



NO, the first thing they should do if they are going to start "tinkering" is eliminate ALL credits listed on the 1040. ALL of them.

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 07:15 AM (53z96)

39 22 Opus An Arcus,

It depends on how much money they decide to fund Choom's illegal EOs on the issue.

This thing will either be hollow or will be defacto gun grabbing in the sense that you can't get more on the thinnest of reasons and he won't let you sell for any reason.

We'll have to first watch the EO and then since we are after all relying on Eric "My people" Holder's judgement calls and restraint in interpreting the law watch DoJ like a Hawk along with the BATF men.

I look for a nice cuddly relatively innocuous looking EO deck that is snowball effected by Eric Holder into something far worse than the AWB of 94.

The funny thing that the media will never let anyone hear is that no matter how much I hate what New york has done, I am not as angered by it as what Obama and the Brady bunch are trying because in the end the states are allowed to self-select into ideally oblivion.

If there were a 10th Amendment Party whose avowed goal was to devolve the power and money usurped back to the states I think it's go far.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 07:17 AM (LRFds)

40 Glad we could spend 6+ months bitching about taxing those evil rich people and blow all the added revenue in a week.

Posted by: Krispy Kreme at January 16, 2013 07:15 AM (m7fEI)


If you recall the article I linked to the day after it passed the spending increases in that bill more than offset the extra taxes on the day it passed.

So it didn't take a second to be offset, it already was.

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 07:17 AM (53z96)

41 I need to de-lurk to ask the horde a question.

A couple of weeks ago I ordered 500 rounds of 9mm ammo online. Yesterday, a box showed up from the vendor, but instead of ammunition it contained 9 magpul polymer AR-15 magazines (the 30 round variety). I'm not sure what to do.

The packing list shows 9mm ammunition, so they don't know that they sent me the wrong box, and I can probably keep the mags, even though I probably overpaid for them (at pre-Newtown prices). I don't currently have an AR-15, but my wife has agreed that we're going to a gun show next week for my birthday and I might own one after that. Either way, these might become valuable contraband.

Keep or return?

Posted by: daggit at January 16, 2013 07:17 AM (Ov4mW)

42 My own Republican Jo Bonner of Alabama also voted for the POS Sandy bill. There's no Republican seat safer than Alabama-1.

I despair.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at January 16, 2013 07:18 AM (QupBk)

43 Keep or return?


Posted by: daggit at January 16, 2013 07:17 AM (Ov4mW)


Check current prices, but regardless they will figure it out sooner or later.

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 07:19 AM (53z96)

44
I see my supporters in the GOP are showing these rednecks in the Tea Party whose boss.

Screw you social cons, the world is mine!

Posted by: Gay Marriage at January 16, 2013 07:20 AM (VrVBw)

45 25 JJ Sefton,

Giggles is importing more Youths.

Nobody cares.

We are now officially New EUrope if we do not stop him.

EUrope imported a buttload of Jihad to do "jobs that fill in x won't do."

I wonder what Antarctica is like this time of year.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 07:20 AM (LRFds)

46 Cops on Monday busted 24-year-old Hatem Farsakh of Brooklyn, who was arraigned on charges of attempted murder and assault.

Such a good Irish lad.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 16, 2013 07:21 AM (d0Dmj)

47 Keep or return?
Posted by: daggit at January 16, 2013 07:17 AM (Ov4mW)I say keep them, but call the company and tell them they sent the wrong ammo, but you will keep it, and pay the difference if there is any.

Posted by: spypeach at January 16, 2013 07:22 AM (pwTow)

48 43 Vic,

Yeah if you're gonna do business with them in the future D I'd square up with them, or inform them of the error and tell them to send the ammo with a self-addressed priority mail box and you'll send 'em back.

I sent back a Rem 700 bolt Midway USA sent me instead of a Lee-Enfield Bolt and they sent me a nice cleaning kit by way of thanks.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 07:22 AM (LRFds)

49 Presumably tonight’s vote was his way of signaling to the tea partiers
in the caucus that, if push comes to shove, he’ll let Democrats pass a
debt-ceiling hike with help from Republican centrists too.



Good to know that Boehner considers the Tea Party members, who by aligning themselves with the Repubs is why that orange-skinned pile of emotionally needy shit is the Speaker of the House, more of the enemy than the donks. Way to run an opposition party, you nicotine addicted lush.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 16, 2013 07:23 AM (BOkRL)

50 Can anyone explain why I should give a fuck if my country is sold into ruin by those with an R after their name instead of a D?


On that cheerful note, good morning you paste eaters and window lickers.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at January 16, 2013 07:24 AM (Gk3SS)

51 46 RickB223,

Oh Haji boy, the pipes the pipes are calling.....from sand to sand and exploding countryside.....there's a storm anear and the goat are bawling drop the jihad and rush now to their side.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 07:24 AM (LRFds)

52 Also, Boner and his posse, might be having a good time right now screwing with the conservatives/ tea party, but they won't be laughing next election cycle.

Posted by: spypeach at January 16, 2013 07:25 AM (pwTow)

53 50 AlexTheChick,

One can make the argument that we are supposed to be represented by people who are indicative of our beliefs etc etc.

Basically ma'am I'm to the point I am shepherding people to the rear of the train and losing much interest in which idiot is in the engineer's seat on the matter.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 07:25 AM (LRFds)

54 Dear leader is going to surround himself with human shields for his gun grabbing lecture today...

Posted by: TC at January 16, 2013 07:26 AM (vYB+W)

55 49 Captain Hate,

I don't think Boehner hates the tea party I think that there are a lot of Christie Todd Whitmans in waiting in the NE GOP caucus.

I don't care why anymore I care about what they are doing.

If this is Fabulous NJ Fat Ass' party he can have it.

I hope Texas et al start voting Texas interests.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 07:27 AM (LRFds)

56
Can anyone explain why I should give a fuck if my country is sold into ruin by those with an R after their name instead of a D?

--- No!

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at January 16, 2013 07:28 AM (R8hU8)

57 And yes, the GD NSRC thinks they are going to oust some D's from districts that should be red. And they are going to do it by appealing to liberals.


Good luck with that you shitheads. You need to appeal to the base, not the enemy. Keep it up and join the Whigs.

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 07:28 AM (53z96)

58 good to see New York just made a few million law abiding citizens criminals with the stroke of a pen. I bet the Brady Campaign fascists are dry humping Cuomo's leg this morning. I hope that whole state burns to the ground.

Posted by: we are so screwed, deliver us oh SMOD at January 16, 2013 07:28 AM (HEa5q)

59 the
stupid “wetland” law either be rewritten to common sense or repealed.


No kidding. Even we think it's stupid to call every puddle a "wetland".

Posted by: The Beavers at January 16, 2013 07:28 AM (YXmuI)

60 Morning!

Ummm.. WTF do we need to be spending $670 Million dollars for a ship to go mine hunting in Singapore?

I say let's re-focus our Defense department to.. ummm.. Defend the US.. policing the waters of the South China Sea and everywhere else in the world is none of our freakin' business.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 16, 2013 07:29 AM (UTq/I)

61 Dear leader is going to surround himself with human shields for his gun grabbing lecture today...

Posted by: TC at January 16, 2013 07:26 AM (vYB+W)
=================

I hope somebody points out the fact that the reason those kids are infinitely safer at that ceremony than they are in their own schools is that the White House is NOT a "gun free zone".

Posted by: Nighthawk at January 16, 2013 07:29 AM (RSqz2)

62 The Des Moines Register lists "2013 food trends."
http://is.gd/xNnwbL

Say what? Here are the real food trends:

1) City folks whining that groceries don't magically appear at their front doorstep (this was the top front-page article yesterday, "food desert" bullshit).
2) The pain of buying generic cereal to feed your illegitimate and/or junkie children and grandchildren because those greedy taxpayers don't give you enough food stamps (Register ran several "special reports" about this last fall...).
3) Recipes for shoe leather soup and tree bark salad for the greedy taxpayers, so they have the strength to keep earning a paycheck for other people's illegitimate children and grandchildren.
4) People stealing food from the restaurants they work at because Obamacare limits their paycheck to 28 hours a week.
5) Ethanol drives up food prices...but that's good because you're all fat, and fat people are bad people.


Seriously, "charcuterie"? We are indeed two Americas...the adults are looking up Depression recipes and the kids are eating overpriced amateur sausage.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at January 16, 2013 07:29 AM (hO8IJ)

63 57 Vic,

I'm about 2 days away from quitting the party.

You know my history on trying to whip our little caucus here.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 07:29 AM (LRFds)

64 62 Ms Radish,

Pretty much dead on.

The nice analysis that hunger Games is a documentary in waiting is dead on.

DC liberals and "conservatives" are having the world's laregest bonfire wienie roast.

Too bad they are doing it with our and to a certain degree the world's currency.

Aim Low boys they ARE cockroaches.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 07:31 AM (LRFds)

65 One can make the argument that we are supposed to be represented by people who are indicative of our beliefs etc etc.


Which is precisely the argument I am making. The current Republican party most assuredly does not represent my beliefs.



Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at January 16, 2013 07:32 AM (Gk3SS)

66 I am waiting to see what they do with the primary rules and schedule for 2016. That will come shortly after the mid-terms. If they keep the same sorry shit they have now the Republican Party will be history for me.

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 07:33 AM (53z96)

67 60 Chi-Town jerry,

Arguably were this an economy built on a positive outflow of exports and totally reliant on imports in strategic items the Navy is prime concern.

Glad to know Giggles disagrees.

CTJ Math will take care of our world cop status.

God help the world.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 07:33 AM (LRFds)

68 65 AlexTheChick,

Yeah I know. *Should* we be?

Sure and to a man they ALL will look you in the eye and agree, and then play "the expedience for this crisis demands I vote MY conscience" and on and on.

No what every voter needs to be analyzing and only OUR side will is "is this person worthy of the trust and burden of trying to protect this districts' liberty"

Donks just want scratch and permission to be cads.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 07:35 AM (LRFds)

69 @ sven One can make the argument that we are supposed to be represented by people who are indicative of our beliefs etc etc.

I concur. The US of A in 2013 is a spectacularly unserious nation full to bursting with morons (and not the good, hobo-munching kind).

So should it surpirse anyone that our President is a buffoon and a megalomaniac while the CONgress is an Insane Clown Posse?

Posted by: DocJ at January 16, 2013 07:36 AM (V20sy)

70 The NRCC is initially targeting seven House Democrats



I thought we had grown beyond this violent rhetoric!

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 16, 2013 07:36 AM (l3vZN)

71 God help the world.??

Fuck the world.

We are not responsible. Get it? NOT responsible.

Fuck Europe. Close every base but a few there. Let them defend themselves.


Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 16, 2013 07:36 AM (UTq/I)

72 66 Vic,

Eh yeah but that is micro fissure material, I am more worried about macro fissure.

I do not expect the GOP to stop a lot of what the wolf is trying to steal from my barn.

I will not tolerate the GOP aiding the wolf, and I am getting rather pissed off the GOP is pretending the Wolf is just a lapdog.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 07:37 AM (LRFds)

73 I don't think Boehner hates the tea party I think that there are a lot
of Christie Todd Whitmans in waiting in the NE GOP caucus.



Why is it whenever Boehner engages in this juggling act to try and please everybody it's conservatives and the Tea Party that end up taking it up the ass? It's like how Hollowpoint loves to "justify" Allen West being out of office because of a bipartisan committee for redistricting: That just means that Repukes and Donks get to join in getting rid of somebody they both hate. But don't blame the Repukes for that because it's BIPARTISAN.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 16, 2013 07:37 AM (BOkRL)

74 There's no way they're fixing our broken primary system. the people who need non republican votes to stay in power are the people that are in charge of any potential changes. I think we ignore the GOP consultant class because the elected officials are so glaringly inept, but much of the graft and failure in the GOP lie at the consultants feet.

Posted by: we are so screwed, deliver us oh SMOD at January 16, 2013 07:37 AM (HEa5q)

75 High School in WI has been teaching a “diversity class” that may as well have been written by that asshole Chicago racist preacher of Obama’s, Jeremiah Wright.

Quoth the superintendent of that fine district:

“Ideally, you would want to present one theory that might be way on the left and another theory that may be way on the right and if you find one in the middle you can present that, too,” he said.

Actually, it would be great if you would simply graduate students who can read, write and do basic math. Ideally, they would have also learned American history and developed a sense of responsible civic duty, but I know that's far too much to ask for these days. Christ, where do they find these people?

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 16, 2013 07:39 AM (bS6uW)

76 71 CTJ,

We are responsible in theory for securing US interests.

That we lack the will to exert those interests with 1/2 the ruthlessness we are accused of, and are in fact arming the people we are fighting and not half of Americans can be bothered to notice is our national failing not having the power and projection we choose not to use to gain.

Don't think that Festung Amerika will be any easier to secure on the cheap.

The problem with our foreign policy is not military power and it is not that we exert influence, the problem is the left undermined it for political gain and Bush was too cowed to use it hard.

Fuck it I don't care anymore.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 07:39 AM (LRFds)

77 This warms the cockles of my greedy taxpayer heart.
http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/161590/


Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at January 16, 2013 07:40 AM (hO8IJ)

78 75 Blacksheep,

nah not their lookout....it's a lot like that Greyhound ad....

"here's your kid back and don't worry johnny leave the thinking to us."

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 07:41 AM (LRFds)

79 Howdily-doodily, ‘rons and ‘ronettes. Thanks for the morning briefing, Gabe and Vic.


Have I ever mentioned how much I hate Massachusetts? Tonight our rotten homunculus of a governor is going to swish his metrosexual ass out into the State House to deliver his State of the State speech. Naturally, there’s no belt-tightening, no addressing rampant EBT fraud, no attempt to clean out the bevy of corrupt lifers serving in hack jobs. No, no. He wants to hike the income tax, jack up fees and excises and institute a mileage tax on our cars. And, naturally, when asked yesterday if now was the right time to raise taxes, he hid behind a wall of children, sneering, “maybe it’s time to ask second- and third-graders if they want to wait until some perfect magic time comes around to invest in education.” And this is Massachusetts! Birthplace of the Revolution! The Sons of Liberty would have this miserable, cocksucking, Obama-felching tinpot tyrant hanging from a lamppost. If there still were any patriots in Massachusetts.


I would happily go to jail for a year if I could have one clean shot at Deval Patrick’s face with a baseball bat.


*deep sigh*


OK. How about a couple of stories from the silent era?


First up is Rudolph Valentino. During both his lifetime and even today, the Latin Lover has always had a whiff of homosexuality around him. In his day, this was because he was excessively well groomed and suave in a Continental way, making him suspect to the men in the movie audience, even as he was catnip to the women. As well, it didn’t help that his first wife, Jean Acker, was a lesbian and his second, Natacha Rambova (born plain old Winnifred Shaugnessey in Salt Lake City) was widely suspected to be one.


But Rudy was actually all man, as testified to by Rambova – who boasted “Rudy looks best naked,” – and the cinematographer Paul Ivano, who roomed with the two briefly in the late 1920s.


It seems that, one night, Valentino broke into Ivano’s room, screaming that he’d killed Rambova. Ivano rushed into the couple’s room, and, while Rudy (sporting a king-size boner), huddled in the corner, felt for her pulse. He soon realized that Rambova wasn’t dead; she was unconscious, having passed out from the excitement of their lovemaking. Keeping Valentino (whose erection never faltered) away from her, Ivano sponged Rambova’s nude body with cool water until she regained consciousness, then left the two to their playtime.


Another story takes place in Cuba, this time starring Mary Pickford. Very early on, Thomas Edison corralled a group of moviemakers into a monopoly called the Patents Trust. If you wanted to show a movie, you had to take it from the Trust. If you wanted to make a movie – well, you had to get a license from the Trust, and none were being given out. So a number of small-time producers formed their own maverick companies, making movies without the blessing of the Trust, and one of these was a little German named Carl Laemmle, who would go on to found Universal Studios.


But at the time of this story, his company was called I.M.P. Why were they in Cuba? Well, before California became the place to be, much of the Eastern Seaboard down to St. Petersburg was used for filming locations. And, the further away from New York you were, the further away you were from the Trust’s goons, who were infamous for breaking up sets and even killing moviemakers operating outside the purview of the Trust.


A movie was being filmed in Cuba. The cast and crew arrived, had a wonderful meal, went to sleep and then got up the next morning. After a good breakfast, they were raring to go.


Suddenly, one of the actors collapsed to the ground, writhing in pain. Then another, and another. Then a cameraman. Then the director. Soon, nearly everyone in the company was retching in the bushes or squatting over a toilet. Nobody was in any shape to film anything.


What had happened? It turns out that, like today, actors use cold cream to take off makeup. Presuming that Cuba wouldn’t have any cold cream, one of the lighting techs brought along a case of it, planning to sell the stuff at a tidy profit to anyone in the IMP company who needed it.


But cold cream needs to be. . .cold. And so, the Cuban chef, seeing the jars sitting in the icebox, opened one and assumed that it was an odd sort of perfumed lard that Americans liked and went ahead and cooked with it. That was the end of that Cuban jaunt!


Hope you all have a wonderful day. Don’t forget to check out my website (through my nic) and give a look at my book, The Director’s Cut: A Theda Bara Mystery, available on Kindle and at the Amazon and Barnes and Noble websites.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 16, 2013 07:41 AM (zF6Iw)

80 [i[ Christ, where do they find these people?

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 16, 2013 07:39 AM (bS6uW)

Education colleges where Bill 'Ayers is considered a major deity.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 16, 2013 07:42 AM (BOkRL)

81 I think we ignore the GOP consultant class because the elected officials are so glaringly inept, but much of the graft and failure in the GOP lie at the consultants feet.

Posted by: we are so screwed, deliver us oh SMOD at January 16, 2013 07:37 AM (HEa5q)
==========

THIS!

Anybody who has consulted on any GOP Presidential campaign since 1988 needs to be set out on an ice flow somewhere. We need people behind the scenes who know how to win elections and the people the GOP keeps hiring DO NOT!

Posted by: Nighthawk at January 16, 2013 07:43 AM (RSqz2)

82 73 Captain hate,

There's a valid conflict theory reason why.

We get pissed off and leave the party and sit in the corner we get mocked and ridiculed. Enough RiNOs still bleed to the donks to get their agenda pushed and we are the new dixiecrat mutants for the 21st century.

If the Joisey Buddah wing bolts they get a blowjob from the media for two years and Nanzi Pelousy is defacto speaker again.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 07:43 AM (LRFds)

83 79 MPPP,

Nice bit. Valentino was the prototype for the "It" guy I guess.

I've seen some of his stuff, and he definitely made the era's chicks tummies tickle.


Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 07:45 AM (LRFds)

84 Good to know that Boehner considers the Tea Party members, who by aligning themselves with the Repubs is why that orange-skinned pile of emotionally needy shit is the Speaker of the House, more of the enemy than the donks. Way to run an opposition party, you nicotine addicted lush.

Posted by: Captain Hate


But they all hate me! Mommy told me so.

Just because they learn all the cheers they think they're like, you know....all superior and stuff. But Mommy's right,they're just a bunch of jealous bitches just because I got to blow the quarterback underneath the bleachers.

And he called me too....just like he said he would!

Although I'm still trying to figure out why he wants to meet up at the running back's house. And what does DP mean?

*Smokes*

*Tries to use thinky parts*

*Sobs*

Posted by: Joanne Boehner: Head Cheerleader at January 16, 2013 07:46 AM (NF2Bf)

85 Vic,

A link for the who's who on the Sandy clusterfu##
http://tinyurl.com/bfr92b8

Posted by: Bruce at January 16, 2013 07:46 AM (Rdesr)

86 "Fuck the world."

How big a hit on your standard of living are you willing to take in order to achieve that goal?

Posted by: Cobalt Shiva at January 16, 2013 07:47 AM (OY/SZ)

87
“In 2014, Republicans will employ the same proven strategy that brought us such historic success in 2010 and 2012”, NRCC Executive Director Liesl Hickey wrote.




Here's a memo: You lost seats in 2012 dummy.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 16, 2013 07:48 AM (kdS6q)

88 - "Allah observed that the 'majority of the majority' rule appears to be dead in the House: 'Looks like he’s feeling awfully good about his leverage after being reelected Speaker. Presumably tonight’s vote was his way of signaling to the tea partiers in the caucus that, if push comes to shove, he’ll let Democrats pass a debt-ceiling hike with help from Republican centrists too.'"

That sort of comment only can exist in Internet circles. Seriously. The combination of naivete, ignorance, spoiled brat syndrome, arrested development syndrome, really is quite breathtaking.

The so-called "tea partiers" in the House are nothing but rabble rousers from gerrymandered districts whose only political threats would come from primary challenges. If they're going to act like irrational malcontents on every issue then they'll simply be jettisoned or at minimum marginalized. That's how things actually work in the real world.

Like the inherited-seat board member who can't even understand financial statements or the legacy business unit manager who can't manage his way out of a paper bag. You work around those sorts of people or you get rid of them. Boehner can't get rid of these folks in the literal sense, so he's working around them. In the world of adults with actual responsibilities the tails don't get to wag the entire dogs. Obviously that doesn't compute in Internet circles -- with its terribly cocooned, uneducated, inexperienced and immature demographics -- but in the greater scheme of things that's neither here nor there.

Posted by: Tsar Nicholas II at January 16, 2013 07:49 AM (r2PLg)

89 Well I have to be on the run again.

I wound up sitting waiting for a meeting that went fairly well, perusing here on the GalaxyS.

The Samsung galaxy series....a superior phone in many ways to peer Apple products for a lower price, but don't you worry Apple has the answer in ONE country....

"we'll sue!"

I'm looking for our time's Oliver Cromwell if we're worthy of him.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 07:49 AM (LRFds)

90 Posted by: Nighthawk at January 16, 2013 07:43 AM (RSqz2)


Please, no campaign can be properly run by a bunch of amateurs that don't understand dynastic politics. Graft, corruption, and lack of principles is what keeps the political class in business, doing those jobs Americans won't do!

Posted by: Karl Rover at January 16, 2013 07:49 AM (Cnqmv)

91 If the Joisey Buddah wing bolts they get a blowjob from the media for two years and Nanzi Pelousy is defacto speaker again.


Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 07:43 AM (LRFds)


What's the fucking difference? Boehner is a revolving door for the donks pushing their agenda. Either he doesn't understand the responsibilities of an opposition leader or he doesn't really oppose the commiecrats goals. For all the bitching we do about turds like Manchin and the rest of those blue dog eunuchs, at least they have leaders that know how to keep those bitches on a tight leash.

And fuck Christie and his Springsteen jizz low carb diet. His influence ends at the borders of his shithole state.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 16, 2013 07:52 AM (BOkRL)

92
Tsar Nicholas II at January 16, 2013 07:49 AM (r2PLg)

I knew I could count on you and your Rino friends. Keep up the good work! and don't forget my friend Free Shit for Deadbeats. He still needs your help!

Posted by: Gay Marriage at January 16, 2013 07:52 AM (VrVBw)

93 88 Tsar Nicholas,

On an intellectual level I agree with you, I have argued the same here since 2006, taken lumps and pissed off some people whose views I really do respect.

The thing is we are at the point that the GOP has decided media approval trumps any progress on constituent concerns or the agenda ramming any case for stopping the lurch left in a cogent unified manner.

Now because Joisey buddah uses the media to get his way we reward the fuckers for if not costing us the race at least giving the middle permission to vote for choom....

Yeah "no"

If this is New England's party more than Middle America's it is time to get that hard on the table, and given the "performance" of New England republicans in turning their states red I am not inclined to reward them.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 07:53 AM (LRFds)

94 91 Captain hate,

I'm gonna go out on a limb and bet that Boehner grasps his role fine.

Too many on our side think he can simply stop the other two...


you know what fuck it.

Yeah it is all John Boehner's fault....he has no problems and if we just had a guy with a hard dick up there Obama would be pissing the bed.

You're right.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 07:55 AM (LRFds)

95 we have the right to own guns. this issue is not a political football. if the left wants to take that right out of the constitution, let 'em try but the states won't go for it. and the left knows it. all this amounts to is a lot of hot air coming out of washington d.c. what else is new?

Posted by: Case at January 16, 2013 07:56 AM (GxTMf)

96 The so-called "tea partiers" in the House are nothing but rabble rousers from gerrymandered districts whose only political threats would come from primary challenges. If they're going to act like irrational malcontents on every issue then they'll simply be jettisoned or at minimum marginalized. That's how things actually work in the real world.

Well, well, look at that. A visit from Karl Rove. Aren't we the lucky ones?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 16, 2013 07:56 AM (zF6Iw)

97 Please, no campaign can be properly run by a bunch of amateurs that don't understand dynastic politics. Graft, corruption, and lack of principles is what keeps the political class in business, doing those jobs Americans won't do!

Posted by: Karl Rover at January 16, 2013 07:49 AM (Cnqmv)
========

Meanwhile you and your Nobility lost to a bunch of limp-wristed Chicago thugs with bad comb-overs.

Back on the ice floe fat boy!

Posted by: Nighthawk at January 16, 2013 07:56 AM (RSqz2)

98 The problem with our foreign policy is that it has been run for quite some time, with one exception, by people who wish to destroy our constitution and our freedoms.
They have used our power to try to weaken and bring other nations into their global aristocracy while at the same time weakening us.
Poppy Bush came right out and named it in his New World Order speech.
Global Utopia for "them" and serfdom for us.
Plato's republic writ large.

Posted by: teej at January 16, 2013 07:57 AM (eVZCn)

99 Obozo will give his major gun control speech surrounded by a group of adorable munchkins later today. Following the speech, he will gather them around, Uncle Remus fashion, and read them stories from Das Kapital.

Posted by: Bill at January 16, 2013 07:58 AM (xFYVW)

100 That's how things actually work in the real world.

Collective totalitarianism is inevitable, may as well sit back and enjoy the ride?

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at January 16, 2013 07:58 AM (hO8IJ)

101 86 Cobalt Shiva,

It doesn't matter because the die is cast and the world is gonna decide using patented invisible hand methods on what standard of living we're allowed to have.

CS folks don't realize how much prosperity world cop status bought us, and I am tired of arguing it.

The GOP historically was the isolationist party anyway.

I hate the cold war, I hate communism, and notions that the post WW2 boom and birth of globalization's bonus standard of living is somehow an innate and perpetual advantage are houses built on sand.

Not my problem anymore I can be happy with nothing and i think I am going to get to test that theory again.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 07:59 AM (LRFds)

102 A link for the who's who on the Sandy clusterfu##
http://tinyurl.com/bfr92b8


Posted by: Bruce at January 16, 2013 07:46 AM (Rdesr)

Thanks, looks like mostly blue State RINOs, and a few scattered people who got some pork.

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 07:59 AM (53z96)

103 100 Ms radish,

Maybe, then again maybe we should be "nation building here at home" and not in the sense King Putt and free Shit Army mean either.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 08:00 AM (LRFds)

104 Tell us exactly what accomplishments, we've gotten out of this blanc Mange leadership, Newt for all his faults, got results, Boehner by contrast, has gotten what, oh he's not the only one. Cornyn, has been a professional sniper, in two cycles, managing to ding everyone but who he is supposed to target, then again, That squeakfest with Akin, was really helpful, at the end of the day, you still end up with Claire bear.

Posted by: cardinal fang at January 16, 2013 08:00 AM (Jsiw/)

105
LA Times Headline:

DMV study bolsters driver's license push for illegal immigrants

Pull Quote:

"Unlicensed drivers in California — the vast majority of whom are illegal immigrants — are nearly three times as likely to cause a fatal crash as licensed drivers, according to a study by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

The report suggests that merely meeting the modest requirements
necessary to get a license — passing a written exam and driving test —
could improve road safety and help reduce the several thousand
fatalities that occur in the state each year."

More accurate headline: Illegal Aliens Killing Thousands of Californians Each Year.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 16, 2013 08:00 AM (kdS6q)

106 That's how things actually work in the real world.

That's just swell, Tsar Nickki. So if that's how it works "in the real world" you'll be getting along just fine I'm sure without my votes or my campaign cash.

You and what is left of the GOP can then thoroughly enjoy your well-deserved return to being the Washington Generals of US politics.

Posted by: DocJ at January 16, 2013 08:01 AM (V20sy)

107 #88, #93 I think it important to realize we don't actually have a good grasp of how things are running in the House. Certain representatives tend to run to the conservative press and blogs as soon as something isn't going their way. Since said press and blogs have a pre-determined bias against Boehner, we can't be sure we are getting the whole story.

And the liberal press is just the opposite. So basically, we get one group and their media pals who blame everything on Boehner and RINOS. The other group blames conservatives and tea party reps.

Plus there is a whole bunch of stuff that isn't covered, at all, and we only find out about way after the fact.

So right now I am refraining from assigning blame to one faction or the other. I prefer to look at Obama as the true enemy.

Posted by: Miss Marple at January 16, 2013 08:01 AM (GoIUi)

108 102 Vic,

Which is what Boehner faces constantly no offense or defense meant.

Look for all his cult's adulation Luap Nor was quite the Pork Gunner himself and very up for sale.

I do not have the answer other than perhaps spiking every bastard up there who wants to graft the system instead of securing posteriity's bounty.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 08:01 AM (LRFds)

109 The GOP establishment has a vested interest in a large, bloated federal bureaucracy because it benefits from it, whether or not they are in the majority. The problem is they are ignorant, willfully or not, to the fact that the Democrats are intent on using that bureaucracy to destroy America, its heritage, institutions and people in the name of transforming it into some bizarre, top-down, authoritarian state.

Every time I state this at AOSHQ, there are one or two people who attack me as a conspiracy theorist. Well, having seen the actions of Boehner, Rove and their ilk over the past few years, I'm even more convinced that I am right.

It's not that I think that they are really Democrat plants, but their willingness to go accommodate them at every turn and attack anyone who is in opposition to them - many times with the same rhetoric as the Dems themselves - confirms that they do not have our best interests at heart.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 16, 2013 08:02 AM (XkWWK)

110 Tell us exactly what accomplishments, we've gotten out of this blanc Mange leadership, Newt for all his faults, got results

You may want to look up Newt's comments yesterday on why fighting over the debt ceiling is strategically stupid for the GOP. I'm not saying I agree, but you're the one who held him up as an example of non-RINOish virtue.

Posted by: pep at January 16, 2013 08:02 AM (YXmuI)

111 107 Miss Marple,

Yup. That's it in a nutshell, and I am past caring about the details if the GOP caves happily to Barry's Sandy Hook powergrab. Time to start focusing on the state and local and deciding how hard a Xth amendment person you are while we have the justices.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 08:03 AM (LRFds)

112 And as if on cue...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 16, 2013 08:04 AM (XkWWK)

113 Poppy Bush came right out and named it in his New World Order speech.

Global Utopia for "them" and serfdom for us.

Plato's republic writ large.

Posted by: teej at January 16, 2013 07:57 AM (eVZCn)


Poppy Bush showed his true colors when he urged the Eastern and Central Europe countries to move cautiously after Reagan had given them the green light to toss off their oppressors and they had the bit in their mouth; fortunately for them, after they got over their shock they said "Fuck that shit". He was in the office only because he was a poison pill tossed into the 1980 ticket to keep the country clubbers from deserting the party over that parvenu Reagan while they waited for the second coming of Saint Nelson Rockefeller.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 16, 2013 08:04 AM (BOkRL)

114 Glad to know my work is appreciated.

Posted by: pep at January 16, 2013 08:04 AM (YXmuI)

115 Odd that I'm not hearing rejoicing from the LIB crowd. Shouldn't they be happy about the Sandy vote? Wasn't their idea to let the Democrats have what they want and disavow all responsibility? Supermajority GOP opposition on Sandy relief seems like exactly what they were asking for. No doubt the coming debt limit give-away will take a similar shape. This is the LIB program, own it!

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at January 16, 2013 08:05 AM (IkTb7)

116 110 pep,

I highlighted similar points to Newt at times, and I agree people think there is a magic bullet.

There's not.

Obama will by HIS choice fuck the needy on purpose in a shutdown and the media will allow him to lie and cast blame at us.

He is bluffing when he says he will not pay the debt down, he will at best pay the bills and starve granny and grampy by choice and at worst not pay either.

The civil service will get paid the military won't.

He's already established the sitcom.

I hate that Newt's right, and i know that newt would at a minimum be doing laps on the Sunday shows and roasting the fuckers.

This sucks.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 08:06 AM (LRFds)

117 Like a German fisting movie at breakfast time.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 16, 2013 08:06 AM (XkWWK)

118 91 Captain hate,
I'm gonna go out on a limb and bet that Boehner grasps his role fine.
Too many on our side think he can simply stop the other two...
you know what fuck it.
Yeah it is all John Boehner's fault....he has no problems and if we just had a guy with a hard dick up there Obama would be pissing the bed.
You're right.Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 07:55 AM (LRFds)


I don't think it's entirely that, sven. Speaking for myself, what pisses me off about Boehner is his advertising that he has no spine. TFG gets more pushback - intellectual pushback that exposes his shallow ideas so that even the FSA could understand - on this blog in one day than Boehner provides in a week.

Why doesn't he stand up every day, use his own bully pulpit and call out the TFG? “He’s lying about a budget. He’s lying about the Second Amendment,” and so on and on. Every. Single. Day. Why? He is either too afraid of the racism card / MFM, too invested in the full-of-shit “comity” of the legislative branch to call out TFG, or he really doesn’t give a shit about conservative principles; he only wants to keep his cushy job.


Why is no one in our “leadership” punching back twice as hard? Are Georgetown cocktail parties and rusty trombones from MoDo that wonderful?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 16, 2013 08:07 AM (zF6Iw)

119 Posted by: Nighthawk at January 16, 2013 07:56 AM (RSqz2)


My boy, if only you all had followed the advice of wiser, older, cooler heads and let us evolve towards a viable bipartisan consensus, not primaried any RINOs, and Romney hadn't so aggressively and relentlessly attacked the sitting President and his policies, we would be ushering in the beginning of a "New Republican" era.

Posted by: Karl Rover at January 16, 2013 08:07 AM (Cnqmv)

120 100 That's how things actually work in the real world.

Good to know that in the real world of Washington you can run trillion dollar deficits yearly without any bad side effects.

I'm sure your little elephant party will survive the coming crippling inflation just fine. Is there a secret potion that turns a party of sell-outs and sheep into paladins of fiscal conservatism once we hit a magic number of them?

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at January 16, 2013 08:07 AM (49lPc)

121 115 gabe malor,

yeah uh Gabe the idea is that we sat out the horsefuck not allowed our worst actors to join in the orgy.

Thanks for playing though.

You give away the debt ceiling and get no spending cuts you debauch the currency making the burn worse.

Math and gravity dictate bad things coming gabe and all we can do is avoid the pain not bypass it.

Every time we allow giggles printing press economics increases how much of my descendant's wealth potential we devour.

Thanks for playing.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 08:08 AM (LRFds)

122 Just remember boys who you are fighting for. We are still here for you.

Posted by: Gay Marriage AND Free Shit for Deadbeats at January 16, 2013 08:10 AM (VrVBw)

123 I am part of the SID crowd.

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 08:10 AM (53z96)

124
SeekingArrangement.com is a dating website with 2 million members, 44 percent of whom are female college students seeking a "sugar daddy."

As "sugar babies," students receive an average of $3,000 per month for relationships, mostly with older men who get companionship -- and sometimes much more.

UCLA was among the fastest-growing "sugar baby schools," with 180 Bruins looking for a wealthy partner in a "mutually beneficial" relationship, according to a report this week from the website. The University of California, Los Angeles, ranks No. 20 on SeekingArrangement.com's list.

KNBC http://tinyurl.com/asno3xr




I can't believe UCLA students would engage in prostitution for money. Maybe for a parking space in Lot 2, but not money......

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 16, 2013 08:10 AM (kdS6q)

125 The NRA is producing a video?

My my. That's gonna be effective. Maybe they can follow up with a strongly-worded memo?

Posted by: Bigby's Accusing Finger at January 16, 2013 08:11 AM (3ZtZW)

126 Just heard on the radio on my way into work, The Buffalo News has filed a FoI request for the names and addresses of all gun owners in Erie County, NY.

Posted by: BlueStateRepub at January 16, 2013 08:11 AM (7ObY1)

127
That's just swell, Tsar Nickki. So if that's how it works "in the real world" you'll be getting along just fine I'm sure without my votes or my campaign cash.
Posted by: DocJ at January 16, 2013 08:01 AM (V20sy)
This is how I feel as well, I'm done fighting and supporting financially and otherwise to a party who shits on me and refuses to fight.

The dems are better at politics, they have been successful in putting their propaganda forward in the schools and on T.V, they have been successful in accusing the right of doing the things the liberals actually do. They have been successful in demoralizing the conservatives and splitting the GOP (although the GOP did a pretty good job of that one themselves).


Only those who are willing to step up and say and do the hard things will get my support

Posted by: spypeach at January 16, 2013 08:11 AM (pwTow)

128 Actually Gabe, this vote is precisely what I expected, and if it brings-about the demise of the GOP that much faster then I'm frankly thrilled.

But in case I have to spell it out for you, here you go, and you're welcome...

LIB

Posted by: DocJ at January 16, 2013 08:11 AM (V20sy)

129 Regarding political consultants:

I have long railed about these guys, especially on the GOP side. Since Lee Atwater died, most of them have seemed to be guys who in high school were marginal people consumed with trying to be popular, which they are still doing. They live in a Beltway world, devoid of any contact with real people. Their off-year earnings are as talk show guests and lobbying for groups which are often liberal.

I absolutely think their payment should NOT be a percentage of the ad buys or anything except a base salary of a certain amount, with a very large bonus if they WIN. Perhaps THAT would concentrate their attention.

I don't know how you get rid of them, because very few candidates, even governors, know the ins and outs of filing dates, ad agency contacts, pollsters, etc. which seem to be necessary to run a successful presidential race.

Posted by: Miss Marple at January 16, 2013 08:12 AM (GoIUi)

130 118 MPPP,

Mary P the reason we give more pushback is because we live in the real world not the magic palace.

I would give my right nut to know precisely what the hell is going on on the hill on our side of the chamber.

Boehner can only have as much spine as the caucus allows him, and I am not arguing he is Iron man BUT if the graft commandos in our party are refusing to not gorge we're fucked and rightly so.

I'll turn out in 14 no way in hell I am letting barry have a bobsled course easy, but I am done sending 1250 dollar bursts to the national party.

They cave totally on guns I am done with politics period and going into "drive into the wall of work with a passion" mode to get ready for what comes next.

That ain't chest puffing a TV movie revolution either....

ideally I can run to an area that ignores as much Fed shit as it can, and work on saving as much of our greatness as a people for the local kids as I can.

Free Shit Army wants to eat all our corn for free.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 08:12 AM (LRFds)

131 Well if he's going to cave anyways, which is his m.o, then probably, but that was unhelpful of Newt, as when he flacked for 'AGW' and other such examples.

Posted by: cardinal fang at January 16, 2013 08:12 AM (Jsiw/)

132 “I gives up, Lets it burnz”

http://is.gd/SrAjYV



And that’s it for Wednesday, January 16, 2013.
FWIW,
I hope you realize how much your morning posts mean to me, my family, (my 2 girls LOVE the kitteh pics!) and, presumably, lots of other people on this site. It's become part of our morning routine.
Thank you.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 16, 2013 08:13 AM (M0O7A)

133 Let it Burn is a fantasy. It Will Burn is the reality.

But our future will be more like Russia in the 90s.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at January 16, 2013 08:14 AM (g2ldK)

134 123 Vic,

SiD is LiB's friend if not sibling.

I am a SiD guy too to give people one more chance to be educated on the costs, but the media has pretty much made up their mind they are the ministry of truth.

"we'll see"

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 08:14 AM (LRFds)

135 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 16, 2013 08:07 AM (zF6Iw)

Basicaly what I have said and thought for some time. If ANY of the Republicans really believed in anything associated with Constitutional government, WHY aren't they standing on the Capitol steps every day at noon presenting at least one issue of the day. True, they probably would not get major press coverage, but YouTube or similar organization would pick up the comments so that at least a few internet wingnuts would have more information and a belief that some politicians are not corrupt. This just seems fundamental to me, and the fact that it doesn't happen indicates that none of them really care. They've got theirs (and have protected themselves by myriads of special laws), and we've essentially got nobody of influence and power.

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at January 16, 2013 08:15 AM (Cnqmv)

136 133 bevel,

Only if we're lucky.

Russia got off easy for their sins.

We're gonna pay and we're gonna pay hard because Chicago jesus and the donks hate us more than they hated Russia.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 08:15 AM (LRFds)

137 I just realized this blog comes from the island of Niue. That concerns me.

Posted by: conspiracies everywhere at January 16, 2013 08:16 AM (4nxhP)

138
BTW - From the report, the top 5 "Sugar Baby" schools:

1. Georgia State University
2. New York University
3. Temple University
4. University of Central Florida
5. University of South Florida

So if your daughter goes to GSU, she's probably a tramp.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 16, 2013 08:16 AM (kdS6q)

139 DOOM! thread up.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 16, 2013 08:16 AM (zF6Iw)

140 DOOM! thread up.Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 16, 2013 08:16 AM (zF6IwI thought this was the DOOM thread, sure feels like it.

Posted by: spypeach at January 16, 2013 08:17 AM (pwTow)

141 My boy, if only you all had followed the advice of wiser, older, cooler heads and let us evolve towards a viable bipartisan consensus, not primaried any RINOs, and Romney hadn't so aggressively and relentlessly attacked the sitting President and his policies, we would be ushering in the beginning of a "New Republican" era.

Posted by: Karl Rover at January 16, 2013 08:07 AM (Cnqmv)
===================

*cycles slide on .45*

I said, back on the ice floe- LOSER!

Posted by: Nighthawk at January 16, 2013 08:18 AM (RSqz2)

142 "I am more convinced that I am right....that they do not have our best interests at heart."

You have learn much young one. Wear your tin foil hat proudly. I do. Mine's autographed by McCarthy and Goldwater.

Posted by: teej at January 16, 2013 08:18 AM (hDena)

143 Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 16, 2013 08:13 AM (M0O7A)


Thanks, I'll try to keep those kittehs coming.

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 08:18 AM (53z96)

144 Speaking for myself, what p***** me off about Boehner is his advertising that he has no spine. TFG gets more pushback - intellectual
pushback that exposes his shallow ideas so that even the FSA could
understand - on this blog in one day than Boehner provides in a week.


I agree with this completely. Boehner is poor as a motivational, out front leader, although that may still be a strategic choice on his part, i.e. staying above the fray. Cantor isn't much better. If he can't do it, then he needs a designated mouthpiece who can. But that isn't the same as "he's selling us down the river".

Posted by: pep at January 16, 2013 08:18 AM (YXmuI)

145 For sven and the other good faith people who are trying to construct a defense for Boehner: I need tangible evidence that he knows what the fuck he's doing. I would like to believe that he's playing a high level long game that will ultimately shove Macy's dried up Christmas tree straight up the JEF's ass. But I'm not seeing any evidence of it. Rather I'm reading quotes by him that exhibits the same delusional Romney garbage that the Indonesian is a good guy who is just a little misguided. He's an evil fuck who needs to be called exactly that and dealt with accordingly.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 16, 2013 08:19 AM (BOkRL)

146 anyway I'm off to Doom!

Doom! makes me feel good because we don't have Gabe pretending that if we all embrace RiNO nation it'd all be roses.


Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 08:20 AM (LRFds)

147 "Looks like he’s feeling awfully good about his leverage after being reelected Speaker. Presumably tonight’s vote was his way of signaling to the tea partiers in the caucus that, if push comes to shove, he’ll let Democrats pass a debt-ceiling hike with help from Republican centrists too. "

It would no doubt be vicious, but do the Boehner-style of Republicans really think they can outduel in public rhetoric the new kind of classic liberal/conservative? I mean, if you have to bribe people to vote for you, you aren't that gifted of a public statesman to start with.

Posted by: Y. at January 16, 2013 08:20 AM (Q1ykp)

148 SiD is LiB's friend if not sibling.



Not true as defined by the original LIB crowd. They said give the Dems everything they want. Oppose nothing. Tax and spend tax and spend. Make the system collapse that much faster.


The SID crowd is oppose everything and give them nothing. No CR, no debt limit increase. Shut the government down and make them quit spending.

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 08:20 AM (53z96)

149 Monty doom is up!

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 08:21 AM (53z96)

150 145 Captain Hate,

Yeah CH Boehner knows what he's doing well enough that when is dealing with a sane moral spendaholic his deficits were at worse 1/5th what they are now.

I am not giving Boehner a hard defense I'm done with that.

I may be done with giving the GOP a defense at all in the next two days.


Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 08:21 AM (LRFds)

151 I just realized this blog comes from the island of Niue. That concerns me.

Tiniest self-governing nation on the planet. So remote there's only one plane a week. You can't stay less than a week. The car rental place lets you pay just before you leave. There's no worry about theft, since there's no where to go.

They make a mint from leasing their fibre-optic lines that they don't need. 900 sex lines are the basis of their economy.

It would be a great place to try and survive Armageddon.

Yeah, I've been reading up on this stuff.

Posted by: BlueStateRepub at January 16, 2013 08:24 AM (7ObY1)

152 148 Vic,

Vic we will not win on any front by shutting it down and waiting.

I wish we would we won't.

I wanted to hold the line on the debt ceiling, force the sequester despite the fact it would devastate me personally and then let the crossfire start.

The middle way would have minimized the pain, shutting it down would probably destroy the republic(not necessarily a bad thing), and the "hit the pedal" will burn everything up for a decade or three.

I am certain we won't go middle, and also certain we won't SiD.....

brace for impact.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 08:25 AM (LRFds)

153 We need some sort of "What the NY law means" thread.

I've got like 5-6 30rd AK mags laying about I wanted to sell off. Now I don't know if the store will take 'em. Also: There aren't any 7rd mags I'm aware of anywhere. Also: Does the law affect tube magazines? What if I have a lever action?

Everyone is gonna be carrying Judges now. Ha! Need to figure out a good rig for one of those - until I leave this shithole, I mean.

Posted by: Bigby's Accusing Finger at January 16, 2013 08:25 AM (3ZtZW)

154 151 BlueStateRepub,

Indeed...I have been reading up on it for 30 years.


Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 08:25 AM (LRFds)

155 153 Posted by: Bigby's Accusing Finger at January 16, 2013 08:25 AM (3ZtZW)

One regulation states that if you have 10 round mag you are only allowed to load 7 rounds and if you are caught with more than that, it's a misdemeanor.

Risible, were it not for the fact that these bastards are really nasty.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 16, 2013 08:29 AM (XkWWK)

156 I just realized this blog comes from the island of Niue.

Sort of - the name ends in .nu, but AFAIK the servers are in the US and Pixy admins it from Australia.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 16, 2013 08:29 AM (OevbG)

157 138 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 16, 2013 08:16 AM (kdS6q)


NYU is right up my street.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 16, 2013 08:29 AM (XkWWK)

158 Good morning computer friends. Can I go back to bed now? Someone call my boss and tell him I'm going home lol.

Posted by: DangerGirl at January 16, 2013 08:34 AM (IpwkJ)

159 Indeed...I have been reading up on it for 30 years.


Tony Horwitz has a great chapter on Niue in his excellent travel/history book, "Blue Latitudes."

Posted by: BlueStateRepub at January 16, 2013 08:35 AM (7ObY1)

160 Thomas Edison corralled a group of moviemakers into a monopoly called the Patents Trust. If you wanted to show a movie, you had to take it from the Trust. If you wanted to make a movie, well, you had to get a license from the Trust, and none were being given out.

Who knew Edison was a union goon lower than whale shit?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 16, 2013 08:44 AM (GFM2b)

161 High School in WI has been teaching a “diversity
class” that may as well have been written by that asshole Chicago racist
preacher of Obama’s, Jeremiah Wright. They are “reviewing it” now that
the story has got out. How does shit like this get into place to begin
with? This kind of shit not only is outrageously offensive, but even the
idea of a “diversity class” in HS is ludicrous. They can’t even teach
basics anymore. End public schools now is the only solution.

http://is.gd/tNRPIe

Posted by: Vic at January 16, 2013 06:54 AM (53z96)




They can't read, write, speak properly or do math but by Marx, they'll know that whitey is to blame for everything and be good little liberal drones

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 16, 2013 08:45 AM (1Jaio)

162 153 Bibgy's Accusing Finger,

Yup if they reduce capacity the key becomes power.

Here's a good judge rig.

http://www.frontierleatherworks.com/SHOULDERHOLSTERS.html

Shoulder Holster for executive carry.


http://youtu.be/VJK4n1z29ag

SafePacker for unconventional carry.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 08:45 AM (LRFds)

163 Sort of - the name ends in .nu, but AFAIK the servers are in the US and Pixy admins it from Australia.

So, phoning it in, huh?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 16, 2013 08:46 AM (GFM2b)

164 The middle way would have minimized the pain, shutting it down would probably destroy the republic

Not even close. When the fedgov shut down under Clinton, did you even realize it? I mean felt realization. Not being reminded every night by the talking heads, but felt in your every day life? Because I sure as hell never missed them.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 16, 2013 08:49 AM (GFM2b)

165 http://www.frontierleatherworks.com/SHOULDERHOLSTERS.html

Nice. I like their
/COLT45SHOULDER.html
Dual back rig. Only $950.00.
Sorry. In this economy, "like" is all I can afford. Hell, I'm having trouble paying attention anymore.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 16, 2013 08:57 AM (GFM2b)

166 When did they change the definition of "fun"?
http://tinyurl.com/b3lzzjp

The girls — two 13-year-olds and a 12-year-old — called what they did "mobbing" or "popping" on someone, and told police they did it for fun and chose their victim at random.

Posted by: Caustic at January 16, 2013 09:13 AM (/b8+5)

167 164 RickB223,

Rick I agree with you and I am on your side but we are not dealing with sensible people anymore they are at war.

An emo pussy war, but war.

The blue would go bonkers, the Red would cheer.....

it would pull the seams, I know math wise it is not the end.

Politics is not and 2012 proved once and for all for this nation perhaps will never again be about math.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 09:29 AM (LRFds)

168 17 Our Lord did not say, "You will not be troubled, you will not be tempted, you will not be distressed." He said, "You will not be overcome." - Blessed Julian of Norwich
Posted by: RushBabe at January 16, 2013 06:57 AM (tQHzJ)

*******

My wife and I were talking about this concept just this morning. We engage in the struggle with joyful hearts, knowing that right is on our side. Mere man or groups of men cannot strip us of our God-given rights. Doesn't mean we won't be assailed or distressed. Courage!!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 16, 2013 09:57 AM (1OZSU)

169 168 Seamus Muldoon,

and why I say "run Red" if it makes sense for you....better to find like minded people to endure the toils and rewards of our national folly together with.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 10:56 AM (LRFds)

170 Your "precision guided firearms" listing is BS. All this guy has come up with is a rifle scope that calculates ballistics.

"Later in 2009, McHale approached an engineering firm with the idea of making a prototype Precision Guided Firearm (PGF). The mission was to develop small arms tracking and fire control technology capable of making a 450-yard shot and hitting a target the size of a volleyball."

For five years, I ran a monthly rifle match where part of the match was making first-round head shots on a B27 silhouette target at 600 yards. None of us were professionals, just guys who could read a book, keep a shot record, and make a dope card. All this guy is doing is throwing a bunch of inaccurate buzzwords around to describe an expensive electronic system that does what anybody could do with a little work and a mildot scope.

Posted by: Socratease at January 16, 2013 04:34 PM (3V4IJ)

171 If you want to get into the weeds on phantom centuries, ancient Greece and (especially) Egypt are a lot stronger contenders. Those even have a (small) amount of supporting evidence. Kenneth Hite collected a good portion of the claims in his "Suppressed Transmissions" essays.

(For those who don't know, Kenneth Hite likes delving into the high weirdness of history. His excuse is creating material for Role-Playing Games. He's actually a great resource for that type of thing. He's ridiculously well versed in the conspiratorial cases he presents, but also a skeptic who points out the flaws with them. I'm pretty sure putting him in a room with Tim Powers would warp reality.)

Posted by: Luke at January 16, 2013 09:41 PM (e9HGo)






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