Brit Hume: Obama's Making this Sequester, Which He Proposed and Signed Into Law, as Painful for the Country as Humanly Possible

Or words to that close effect.

You understand, of course, that when the government fears it may have to lay off nonessential workers, or reduce funding to unnecessary low-priority programs, it always goes after the essential workers in the essential functions of government to make them hostages.

Give us all the money we want, or we'll stop inspecting chickens for salmonela.

Senator Coburn has some ideas for reducing spending. Perhaps these unnecessary new hires could be cancelled in lieu of reducing anti-terrorism efforts.

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Posted by: Ace at 07:32 PM



Comments

1 Got a link?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's hi-cap assault diaphragm at February 25, 2013 07:34 PM (7xeJQ)

2 Sure, just like cities always lay off police and close down firehouses, rather than the patronage drones in the bureaucracy. The government is basically holding a gun to citizens' heads saying, "Pay up!"

Posted by: rickl at February 25, 2013 07:34 PM (sdi6R)

3 Not possible

Posted by: Weirdflunky at February 25, 2013 07:34 PM (tlhtD)

4 I hate this man so much.

Posted by: Kensington at February 25, 2013 07:35 PM (/AHDz)

5 Navy SEALS and Snipers hardest hit....

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 25, 2013 07:35 PM (BVkEs)

6 Well, yeah, because if they laid off people from the EPA, or cut the Lake Trout Genome project,most people would say, "Good riddance."

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 25, 2013 07:35 PM (tAOpG)

7 Of course,a Dem strategist already said if it doesn't hurt the Republicans win.So Obama will make sure it hurts.

Posted by: steevy at February 25, 2013 07:36 PM (9XBK2)

8 Obama has already made life in this country shit. He can't make it any worse.

Posted by: I chase him - I bite him at February 25, 2013 07:37 PM (6J6x7)

9 And schools threaten to cut bussing instead of the superintendent's secretary/girlfriend.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 25, 2013 07:37 PM (tAOpG)

10 his whole mutha-farkin' reign has been as painful for America as possible

Posted by: Barack Ovomit at February 25, 2013 07:37 PM (XvrTA)

11 Hold Valerie Jarret hostage in return.

Posted by: Lauren at February 25, 2013 07:37 PM (wsGWu)

12 OK, sometimes you see something so funny in another thread you just have to share it. This is my pick for post of the day:

>>> I would love to give Ace a stick and put him in a dark room with that clown Chomsky
Posted by: Jean at February 25, 2013 07:09 PM (DcbLC)

Posted by: Eaton Cox: at February 25, 2013 07:38 PM (q177U)

13 Yeah, when I read today that this sequester thing if not changed, will hurt our ability to protect our borders I was really upset...


No sarc tag necessary I presume...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at February 25, 2013 07:38 PM (9+ccr)

14 Worst case scenario and TFG makes it as painful as possible, will anyone (outside of those personally affected) notice?


What services can he impact that the avg citizen would go, "damn this sequester shit sucks"?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 25, 2013 07:38 PM (GEICT)

15 The U.S. has what 330,000,000 people? The vast majority aren't going to notice the difference.

Posted by: Weirdflunky at February 25, 2013 07:39 PM (tlhtD)

16 Obama is like the Taliban.

Posted by: FeralCat at February 25, 2013 07:39 PM (TWcaX)

17 7 Lobbyist not strategist but basically they are the same thing.

Posted by: steevy at February 25, 2013 07:39 PM (9XBK2)

18 Obama is a terrorist.

Posted by: FeralCat at February 25, 2013 07:40 PM (TWcaX)

19 This is the reason the sequester HAS to happen now.

It needs to hit and let people see Obama's parade of horribles go the way of the Y2K ZOMFG ARMAGEDDON!!11!

Posted by: Andy at February 25, 2013 07:40 PM (OZPoa)

20 Obama is a POS.

Posted by: FeralCat at February 25, 2013 07:40 PM (TWcaX)

21 but Coburn is an evil Christianist from the heartland. you can't trust the man!

Posted by: JDP at February 25, 2013 07:41 PM (60GaT)

22 20
Obama is a POS.


Posted by: FeralCat at February 25, 2013 07:40 PM (TWcaX)

That's an insult to shit...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at February 25, 2013 07:41 PM (9+ccr)

23 What services can he impact that the avg citizen would go, "damn this sequester shit sucks"?"

Next time some crazy.person does something crazy, Obama will say "We could have prevented this if those nasty Rethuglikkkans hadn't cut all those FBI special agents"

Posted by: Lauren at February 25, 2013 07:41 PM (wsGWu)

24 Democrats, "We will furlough all these police and firefighters unless...."

Human shields and pawns. All is fair in their war to win at all costs.

Social contract? What's that? They defecated all over the town square.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 07:41 PM (2HjDP)

25 Obama takes a 747 to go play golf. He has no standing to talk about this issue.

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 25, 2013 07:42 PM (8sCoq)

26 Obama is like a dog and a child molester.

Posted by: FeralCat at February 25, 2013 07:42 PM (fvHmj)

27 Everybody's afraid to say it, but Barry Obama is kind of a c*nt, right?

Posted by: l'oignon at February 25, 2013 07:42 PM (bAGA/)

28 Brain for President in 2016.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 07:43 PM (2HjDP)

29 Hard to believe that cover is 40 years old. I laughed hard at it in HS.

Posted by: pep at February 25, 2013 07:43 PM (6TB1Z)

30 The student radicals in the 60s/70s ( and that is where these assholes in the White House came from had an expression.. something to the effect of " Burn it down, to open it up" ( or something like that ). They, and obama now, wants to destroy American Society right down to it's foundations and rebuild it up as a new communistic utopia. But of course we know it will be hell on earth. It's War folks and ya better pick a side. I know I have

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 25, 2013 07:43 PM (jE38p)

31 We could do with fewer airport cleavage inspectors.

Posted by: dogfish at February 25, 2013 07:43 PM (N2yhW)

32 Barck Obama is the son of a thousand fathers, all bastards like him.

Posted by: FeralCat at February 25, 2013 07:43 PM (fvHmj)

33 These fools have yet to seen the pain that's coming their way when they went after coal and coal-fired generation. It's gonna come hard, like Reggie Love on viagra and steroids.

Posted by: Fritz at February 25, 2013 07:44 PM (WM+rJ)

34 Give us all the money we want, or we'll stop inspecting chickens for salmonela.
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Sequester? It damn near killed her.

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Posted by: The Chicken at February 25, 2013 07:44 PM (J8DGo)

35 >>>but Coburn is an evil

Of course, that Tom Coburn is, he's the one with the goatee.

Posted by: Normal Universe Tom Coburn at February 25, 2013 07:45 PM (Ks9M3)

36 It is gut wrenching to feel this way about the President, but if we were to have a major terrorist attack I think Obama would find some way to blame it on Republicans because if it helped his agenda he simply doesn't care. God will judge me for this but I hate feeling the President is evil. I hate having to worry what sociopathic thing he's going to do next, and yet i continue to pray for him Scripture says we are to pray for leaders as well as for our enemies.

The CIA might as well question me now.because I doubt my attitude will change . I wish no harm to come to he and his family or anyone else but I do wish there was some way his actions and those of his cronies could be stopped.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2013 07:45 PM (MuHYc)

37 I just noticed the dog's eyes are looking askance like he's really afraid.

Pre p-shop!

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2013 07:46 PM (LCRYB)

38 Give us all the money we want, or we'll stop inspecting chickens for salmonela.

Is that what the kids are calling it now?

Posted by: pep at February 25, 2013 07:46 PM (6TB1Z)

39 Then the senator asked me over for a Canadian club...

Posted by: big, black-eyed seal at February 25, 2013 07:46 PM (ORGYc)

40 #36 FenlonSpoke:

If it helps you any, my priest said I could pray for him to "straighten up."


Posted by: Miss Marple at February 25, 2013 07:47 PM (GoIUi)

41 And I think the Pubs, as always, are playing this wrong. They should point out that the President, not Congress,is purposefully exercising budget discretion that he says will harm people. WTF? Congress didn't tell him what to cut, just how much?
It's one thing to say Obama is just "trying to scare people." They should add what kind of asshole, who has a whole lot of other choices, do this to his own country?
Plus, if this was sucha cluster from the gitgo and it would halt vaccinations, salmonella testing, etc. etc., ask your libtard friends why President Genius didn't veto this dumb idea in the first place.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at February 25, 2013 07:47 PM (qwK3S)

42 >> it may have to lay off nonessential workers, or reduce funding to unnecessary low-priority programs

I really don't know the numbers. Can they cut travel conferences in Las Vegas or is salary the only thing big enough to make a dent?

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 25, 2013 07:47 PM (SUKHu)

43 Ace, the dog is worried very much so. After a bullet to the head he might end up on Barry Soetero's dinner plate. That is what he is thinking.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 07:47 PM (2HjDP)

44 Obama is a terrorist. Posted by: FeralCat

Absolutely true in the strictest sense of the word. Too bad Boehner and the rest are his lackey.

Posted by: dogfish at February 25, 2013 07:47 PM (N2yhW)

45 37 It's pretty easy to get a dog to look like that,they do that little glance to the side naturally.

Posted by: steevy at February 25, 2013 07:47 PM (9XBK2)

46

Go ahead. Choke the chicken.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 25, 2013 07:47 PM (/0PJL)

47 Well after all, Barack Obama, he’s an ordinary liberty grabbing fascist manWho desires nothing more than an
ordinary chance
To make all people live exactly as he wishes, and do precisely what he wants…
An average fascist man is he, of no especially clever whim
Who wants to control everyone else's life
While he goes golfing or on yet another royal vacation with his ugly wife
With everyone supinely doing whatever he commands
Well… just an ordinary fascist man
is he …

Posted by: FeralCat at February 25, 2013 07:47 PM (fvHmj)

48 They did the same thing for Prop 13 in California. There was a great political cartoon at the time that had a witch doctor labeled "government" about to cut the heart out of victim labeled "essential services" with a caption saying something like, "and with this sacrifice, may the taxes come again!"

Posted by: cthulhu at February 25, 2013 07:47 PM (kaalw)

49 The first glimmer of the preference cascade is cresting. I think it will begin very s l o o o w l y.

But begin it has.

Posted by: Yoda at February 25, 2013 07:47 PM (q177U)

50 Extortion. It's the Chicago way.

Posted by: EROWMER at February 25, 2013 07:48 PM (kxlCQ)

51 But, we'll be rolled back to the dark, cold, lonely days of starvation and horror that was....2011.

Well, not really. More like 2011 1/2.

Posted by: zsasz at February 25, 2013 07:48 PM (MMC8r)

52 There have been Presidents I didn't vote for and whose actions I didn't agree with but never one I felt didn't loved the US-before this.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2013 07:48 PM (MuHYc)

53 No shit, Sherlock.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 25, 2013 07:48 PM (bxiXv)

54 This goes to prove what an ineffectivee boob of a leader he is. Bring it on - get the whole budget on the table and begin slicing. For every cop they want to parade in front of the cameras, post another video of a TSA screener groping grandma. Post bridges to nowhere. The game can be played both ways. Make it personal. Explain now much President dick face spent playing with Tiger. Bring it on.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at February 25, 2013 07:49 PM (n8LUb)

55 See, the problem here is that Obama and the Democrats are going to win, and we don't know what to do about it.

This reminds me of the 1995 government shut-down, which should have been a big nothing but turned out to be a huge disaster for the Republicans once the Clintons and the media got down howling 24/7.

Back then everyone was also speculating about how great it might be to show everyone how little the federal government really mattered to their day-to-day lives.

It's very depressing, really, to see such dishonesty get rewarded so thoroughly.

Posted by: Kensington at February 25, 2013 07:49 PM (/AHDz)

56
Give us all the money we want, or we'll stop inspecting chickens for salmonela.

This is where the free rubbers come in. Now i get it.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at February 25, 2013 07:49 PM (UrENZ)

57 With this much pissing and moaning over $85billion, imagine trying to cut $300-400 billion, which is what we need

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 25, 2013 07:49 PM (8sCoq)

58 Wonder if I should make another version of this?
http://annapuna.blogspot.com/2013/02/why-robin-has-to-die.html

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 07:50 PM (2HjDP)

59 30 NGU,

while I agree with you be careful...some may call that "poutrage"....


you take the good, you take the bad, you take 'em both and then you have....

Posted by: sven10077 at February 25, 2013 07:50 PM (LRFds)

60 On my local radio I have heard the following from ABC:

Air traffic controllers might be furloughed, delaying or cancelling flights.

No meat inspectors, so meat will be unsafe or in short supply.

No fuel for aircraft carriers.

Cancellation of defense contracts.

It is obvious to me that Obama tasked every cabinet officer with thinking of worst case problems caused by the sequester, in order to scare people.

Pfft. I support the sequester.


Posted by: Miss Marple at February 25, 2013 07:50 PM (GoIUi)

61 This is like all the classic "Yes Minister" sitcoms .
Sir Humphrey saying , " It's the thin end of the wedge !" ," the end of civilization as we know it " .

Posted by: awkward davies at February 25, 2013 07:50 PM (USjX1)

62 The first glimmer of the preference cascade is cresting. I think it will begin very s l o o o w l y.



But begin it has.
--

O's approval is far too high for me to see this.

Posted by: Mayday at February 25, 2013 07:50 PM (F3s39)

63 Daddy, I know that we're heading for the poorhouse, but cutting out Cinemax and Showtime is extremist and draconian!

Posted by: Teenage Girl Obama at February 25, 2013 07:50 PM (MMC8r)

64 13 hello Donna,

come on now Uncle Jan said just tywo weeks ago el bordero was grande mi amiga...

you don't want to surrender this gain do you?

Posted by: sven10077 at February 25, 2013 07:51 PM (LRFds)

65 Anna has a blog? I was not aware.

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 25, 2013 07:51 PM (8sCoq)

66 As was noted on Fox this evening, it seems like the pols have already moved beyond the sequester, and are positioning for the big show, the CR at the end of March. Obama may be counting on that to rescue him from his own folly, and it could well work.

Posted by: pep at February 25, 2013 07:51 PM (6TB1Z)

67 55 True and the public is even dumber now.

Posted by: steevy at February 25, 2013 07:52 PM (9XBK2)

68 55
See, the problem here is that Obama and the Democrats are going to win, and we don't know what to do about it.

This
reminds me of the 1995 government shut-down, which should have been a
big nothing but turned out to be a huge disaster for the Republicans
once the Clintons and the media got down howling 24/7.

Back then
everyone was also speculating about how great it might be to show
everyone how little the federal government really mattered to their
day-to-day lives.

It's very depressing, really, to see such dishonesty get rewarded so thoroughly.


Posted by: Kensington at February 25, 2013 07:49 PM (/AHDz)


Here's the problem -- you've got to "go big". You can't just squeeze a little and go back to the way things were.
The GOP House, for instance, could pass a bill saying, "spend all the tax money any way you want, asshole -- but your borrowing days are over" -- and then adjourn until 2014.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 25, 2013 07:52 PM (kaalw)

69 60 Miss marple,

I support it too and i want him so over the top it is funny.

Time to see who the American people really are.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 25, 2013 07:52 PM (LRFds)

70 37 I just noticed the dog's eyes are looking askance like he's really afraid.

Pre p-shop

Back in the day we called it white-out and magic marker.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at February 25, 2013 07:52 PM (n8LUb)

71 If each man and woman does what they must

The overreaching tyrant will be turned into dust

Soon now our Lady of Justice will possess him in her breathtaking, hair raising bed
She will tingle his spine as she captures his heart and his head!

He will gaze up at our Lady of Justice

With her shimmering, glimmering blade

As she kisses this sick tyrant

She will sing him a last serenade

Posted by: PercyBlakeney at February 25, 2013 07:52 PM (Ib2Fp)

72 What is essential?

Border Patrol are just observers of our future overlords coming in. We can do a headcount later when they sign up for services.

SEC surfs porn and ignores Corzine stealing 1.5 billion.

How many people do you really need to run printing presses at the Fed?

Dept.of Ed just skims money away from actual education.

Dept. of Energy only makes energy cost more, Same with EPA.

EPA and FDA just makes food and medicine cost more.

EPA increases costs to everything. They just shut down a power plant in Texas. In Texas also a freeway already under construction in now shut down due to some construction worker just happening to see a spider and deciding it needed to be checked out. Protected blind cave spider. Damn, kind of like finding blue footed ferret tracks where commies want to shut down other construction, no?

Essential my ass.

Essentially dishonest, corrupt and needing to be destroyed.

/rant

Posted by: Invictus at February 25, 2013 07:53 PM (OQpzc)

73 How much is the federal government paying to have local PDs create and train SWAT teams?

How much are we giving to foreign countries as loans that we assume will never be repaid?

How much are we paying the EPA to advise advocacy groups how to block construction of energy production?

How much are we paying to build brand new government buildings in a time when office space for lease is abundantly available?

How much are we giving to the UN so dictators can undermine our interests?

Posted by: bonhomme at February 25, 2013 07:53 PM (2hTlI)

74 57
With this much pissing and moaning over $85billion, imagine trying to cut $300-400 billion, which is what we need


Posted by: Jones in CO at February 25, 2013 07:49 PM (8sCoq)


We need to cut about $1,800 billion, and pay off the national debt in 20 years -- half of which was charged on O'Dumbo's watch.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 25, 2013 07:53 PM (kaalw)

75 This reminds me of the 1995 government shut-down,
which should have been a big nothing but turned out to be a huge
disaster for the Republicans once the Clintons and the media got down
howling 24/7.

Back then everyone was also speculating about how
great it might be to show everyone how little the federal government
really mattered to their day-to-day lives.

It's very depressing, really, to see such dishonesty get rewarded so thoroughly.


Posted by: Kensington at February 25, 2013 07:49 PM (/AHDz)




And the Dems love to go back to that old play in the playbook. Everything for them is about political power and advantage. They couldn't give a rat's rump about people

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2013 07:54 PM (tfW0d)

76 The Republicans have to buy air time and go after obama tooth and nail. Make it the problem like it is trying to make Republicans the problem. This is a PR battle and we are losing.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 25, 2013 07:54 PM (jE38p)

77 Jones in CO, as much as AllenG

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 07:54 PM (2HjDP)

78 This is why only disaster can make the government do what needs to be done.Polls show a nice majority in favor of spending cuts,until you ask what specifically they want cut.

Posted by: steevy at February 25, 2013 07:54 PM (9XBK2)

79 Hey gang, wasn't this sequester thingy his idea? Its almost like he wanted to provoke a crisis not avoid one. Isn't this the "never let a crisis go to waste crowd"?
Jinkies I think we just found a clue!!!

Posted by: Velma at February 25, 2013 07:54 PM (NGsLN)

80 Sandra Fluke is just gonna have to abstain for awhile.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at February 25, 2013 07:54 PM (n8LUb)

81 Somebody needs to point out that all this 'federal money' we're worried about not getting was stolen from the states in the first place. We're really just concerning ourselves with what kind of protection the Mafia is going to give us in return for our money.

Posted by: zsasz at February 25, 2013 07:55 PM (MMC8r)

82 Washington bureaucrats furloughed?

Zero.

Posted by: zsasz at February 25, 2013 07:56 PM (MMC8r)

83 Hey coburn, here's a easy way to save millions a year
Tell the king and his ugly ass wife to keep their happy asses in Washington for a while

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 25, 2013 07:56 PM (z5U4s)

84 I'm coming! I'm coming! Wait!

*huff* *huff*

I'm coming!

Posted by: Teh Preference Cascade, Wheezing and Puffing and Months Too Late To Matter at February 25, 2013 07:57 PM (/AHDz)

85 Who is the terrorist now?

Posted by: Osama Bin Laden at February 25, 2013 07:57 PM (oKH8p)

86 Ok....


I'll ante up 2 Billion in foreign aid to Egypt...

and 6 Billion for Corn subsidies...

And 1.5 Billion for Hollywood Tax Credits....

Thats 9.5 easy peasy Billion right there.... come on Morons... I bet we can come up with enough to stave off the Sequester....

Somthing the GOP seems unable to figure out...

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 25, 2013 07:57 PM (lZBBB)

87 Shut it down. Govt employees should not be immune to economic forces. I wasn't as a private sector employee.

I'm pretty sure the grocery store and the gas station and the liquor store and the pistol range will remain open.

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 25, 2013 07:57 PM (8sCoq)

88 Tell the king and his ugly ass wife to keep their happy asses in Washington for a while
Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 25, 2013 07:56 PM (z5U4s)

They probably hate each other and can't be in the same city, much less the same room, at the same time

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 25, 2013 07:58 PM (jE38p)

89 Sandra Fluke is just gonna have to abstain for awhile.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at February 25, 2013 07:54 PM (n8LUb)



That's like saying that Michael Moore is going to skip a meal

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2013 07:58 PM (tfW0d)

90 Nooooo, I missed Brit Hume being a wee bitch? Nooooo, that's one of my favorite things in the world.



Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at February 25, 2013 07:58 PM (Gk3SS)

91 And tell Michelle Ceausescu with her darling daughters to stop going to Aspen to ski.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 07:58 PM (2HjDP)

92 The first glimmer of the preference cascade is cresting. I think it will begin very s l o o o w l y.





But begin it has.
--

O's approval is far too high for me to see this.


Posted by: Mayday at February 25, 2013 07:50 PM (F3s39)
----------------------------
I found it very interesting that there was a New York Times reporter on Bret's panel tonight.1. He pointed out that the news cycle is turning towards the GOP, because instead of the preferred subjects of Obama (and most of the press) , immigration and abortion and such, the cycle is going to be about budget and jobs, a GOP subject.2. He also said that the $500,000 donors getting quarterly meetings with the president could be a Lincoln Bedroom issue for the GOP against Obama.Now, why did the NYT allow a reporter on Fox? That is weird in and of itself. And he was quietly critical of Obama and not crazy in suppoting him, as leftists usually are.So, perhaps things are changing. Maybe someone on the NYT has discovered something which makes them want Obama out. Perhaps that is my hopeful thinking, but it was very strange to see that guy there.

Posted by: Miss Marple at February 25, 2013 07:58 PM (GoIUi)

93 Sandra Fluke will never feel a sequester, let alone a trimester.

((bucket of fish))

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 25, 2013 07:59 PM (BVkEs)

94 92 Miss marple,

Nice I'm gonna ponder that and not post for a few hours.

Gonna try to get the PS2 working for the boy so he can play a real strategy game...

Posted by: sven10077 at February 25, 2013 08:00 PM (LRFds)

95 I hear batteries for pacemakers will be in short supply due to the Sequester. As will insulin and AIDS meds.







Posted by: Hepcat at February 25, 2013 08:00 PM (nPbm2)

96 In fact, I am for shutting it ALL down- except for the continuing needs of the armed forces and national defense- until our national ledger is balanced. Shut it down for a year, two years. Absolutely no government activity whatsoever. Empty out those federal buildings, turn off the electricity water and gas, and lock them up til we clear our debt. Send everyone home.

I'm sure we'll survive.

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 25, 2013 08:01 PM (8sCoq)

97 8 Obama has already made life in this country shit. He can't make it any worse.
Posted by: I chase him - I bite him



Oooo, that sounds like a dare!!!!

Posted by: Prezident BumperSticker at February 25, 2013 08:01 PM (SH/sv)

98 If the government gets sequestered, robots will eat your medicine for fuel.

Posted by: Sam Waterston at February 25, 2013 08:02 PM (MMC8r)

99 Miss Marple go look at Newsbuster's Times Watch site. They ain't bailing on the SCOD.

Posted by: Weirdflunky at February 25, 2013 08:02 PM (tlhtD)

100 Implementing the "sequester" will be the test of whether Obama can govern. So far he has done a great job of lower expectations.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at February 25, 2013 08:02 PM (e8kgV)

101 I keep thinking the media will turn on him.... I keep being wrong. If they do, it will be vicious. I will not hold my breath

Posted by: The Jackhole at February 25, 2013 08:02 PM (nTgAI)

102 Give me all your money or else left-handed Hispanic lesbian transgendered toddlers will be beaten by bullies and left to starve in the street while the Kock bros. rape the mother non-gender specific parental unit!

Why can't you just stop the Koch bros. from buying another ivory backscratcher to save that child???

Posted by: President Obama at February 25, 2013 08:03 PM (Vk2pI)

103 Posted by: bonhomme at February 25, 2013 07:53 PM (2hTlI)

How much a year do we have Fed Gov Agencys pay LOBBYISTS to Lobby other parts of our Government???

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 25, 2013 08:03 PM (lZBBB)

104 Gummint could sell all that public land out west that they've conveniently taken out of the natural resources market.

Posted by: zsasz at February 25, 2013 08:03 PM (MMC8r)

105 Sandra Fluke will never feel a sequester, let alone a trimester.((bucket of fish))
Posted by: Craig Poe at February 25, 2013 07:59 PM (BVkEs)

Yeah but she likes the molester

Posted by: The Jackhole at February 25, 2013 08:03 PM (nTgAI)

106 Imagine if Michelle Obama and her kids went to Alta, UT to ski instead of Aspen, CO. Why they might just die from the abject poverty on display. It'd be just like going to Calcutta, only more gritty.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 25, 2013 08:03 PM (2hTlI)

107 Imagine if Michelle Obama and her kids went to Alta, UT to ski instead of Aspen, CO. Why they might just die from the abject poverty on display. It'd be just like going to Calcutta, only more gritty.
Posted by: bonhomme at February 25, 2013 08:03 PM (2hTlI)

Or G-D forbid they went to Vermont which is a hell of a lot closer to DC. Whatsa wrong they can't ski on ice like us easterners

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 25, 2013 08:06 PM (jE38p)

108 #99 Meh. All I know is what I saw on Fox, and it was very strange. Perhaps they aren't bailing, but perhaps they are firing a shot across the bow.

The points he made pretty much made Obama look bad. Whatever is in print is one thing. That is for their subscribers. Coming on TV and sending a message is something else.

As I said, very strange and made me pay attention.

Posted by: Miss Marple at February 25, 2013 08:07 PM (GoIUi)

109 Hmmmm.... don't I remember a GAO study that said we had between 100 and 200 BILLION dollars a years WASTED by duplicate services in the Fed Government???

How's about we just get rid of that crap????

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 25, 2013 08:07 PM (lZBBB)

110 The GOP never, ever learn this stuff.

It's not enough to have a press release. It's got to be a press conference.

And it's got to be hard to ignore. Hold it out at curbside in front of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Embarrass the bastards. It's not as though they have any shortage of stuff over which to be embarrassed.

My favorite? An explicit public demand that Obama cut back his leisure travel to the national average for ordinary American workers. If I recall correctly, that average is one 5-7 day out of town trip per year. If it's good enough for the rest of us, it should be good enough for King Putt.


Posted by: torquewrench at February 25, 2013 08:07 PM (gqT4g)

111 101
I keep thinking the media will turn on him.... I keep being wrong. If they do, it will be vicious. I will not hold my breath

Posted by: The Jackhole at February 25, 2013 08:02 PM (nTgAI)
---
How long was it before the JFK crap started trickling out, 10 years? The truth can not be hidden for very long.

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 25, 2013 08:07 PM (BVkEs)

112 My God. Don't you people understand! Essential government services are AT risk!

Posted by: Cowboy poetry museum curator at February 25, 2013 08:08 PM (NGsLN)

113 88. You know I hate to do this to a fellow navy type but since you're not a CPO I must...

Imagine what it'd be like to wake up spooning with Michelle
I'd want to be in another room too

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 25, 2013 08:08 PM (LqVsA)

114 Oh, do, let's reduce anti-terrorism efforts at the Federal level. Don't throw me in that thar briar, Bruh Fox and Bruh Wolf!

Let's have Massachusetts and Texas run their own anti-terrorism efforts. We'll quickly see who's been letting scumbags board planes "so as not to offend" and who's not.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 25, 2013 08:08 PM (QTHTd)

115 Brain for President in 2016.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 07:43 PM (2HjDP)


Gee, Mr. President, what are we going to do tonight?

Posted by: Pinky at February 25, 2013 08:09 PM (Vk2pI)

116 This is the "Washington Monument Strategy" (or, according to the Font of All Knowledge, the "Washington Moument Syndrome"). Quite well-understood, in some circles.

Posted by: filbert at February 25, 2013 08:09 PM (NaNKB)

117 Think Nappy already sent emails instruction TSA workers at the stroke of midnight when Feb 28th officially ends, to move in extra slow, motion?

Posted by: Deli LLama at February 25, 2013 08:09 PM (lGu1O)

118 VICTORY!

My old now two generation out of date system is ready to teach the boy command strategic economics using ancient China as example!

Thank you, good night now!

Posted by: sven10077 at February 25, 2013 08:10 PM (LRFds)

119 I did love the 'less flights with ATC cuts' and 'longer security lines at airports!' disconnect.

Posted by: zsasz at February 25, 2013 08:10 PM (MMC8r)

120 The problem is the essential government services are at risk. That is exactly what the tyrant will cut. He isn't playing by the rules of a civilized society. He is a fucking tyrant.

Posted by: dogfish at February 25, 2013 08:10 PM (N2yhW)

121 Obama is like a little child throwing a tempertantrum because he can't get his own way. OF COURSE he's going to try and make the experience as miserable as possible.




Rather than shutting down or cutting the budgets of agencies like Education, Energy, or the EPA for example, he's going to target his shutdowns for maximum inconvenience to the public, so as to build a coalition of bitchers.



Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 25, 2013 08:10 PM (bb5+k)

122 2
Sure, just like cities always lay off police and close down firehouses,
rather than the patronage drones in the bureaucracy. The government is
basically holding a gun to citizens' heads saying, "Pay up!"

Exactly. like our cocksucker mayor coleman, columbus ohio, who said we'd get raped more due to police layoffs if we didnt fork over 25% city income tax. What happens as soon as the rate passes? same sex benefits which polled like shit. Magical.

Posted by: pashmr at February 25, 2013 08:10 PM (3aNC4)

123 112 My God. Don't you people understand! Essential government services are AT risk!


Posted by: Cowboy poetry museum curator at February 25, 2013 08:08 PM (NGsLN)


Rollin rollin rollin.... keep those subsidies rollin....
Keep that Mullah rollin.... raw hideeeee....

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 25, 2013 08:11 PM (lZBBB)

124 All I know is that my sisters, one democrat, are scheduled to leave for Rome on Sunday. If their flight is cancelled due to cutbacks in TSA or air traffic controllers, I am armed with info to prove it is Obama's fault.

I am not going to let her blame the GOP.

Posted by: Miss Marple at February 25, 2013 08:11 PM (GoIUi)

125 I think letting go of USDA Betances is a $200K/yr savings, and the elimination of the whole "sensitivity" boondaggle would probably save another $20M/yr.

Posted by: jb at February 25, 2013 08:11 PM (HEbG8)

126 The WaPo (Wash Post) has an article that says just this. The Dems are worried that we won't feel pain, so they want to make sure we do - or we may get to like these spending cuts.
I truly detest BO the dems.

Posted by: carolina at February 25, 2013 08:11 PM (wI9Ya)

127 >>>The Republicans have to buy air time and go after obama tooth and nail. Make it the problem like it is trying to make Republicans the problem. This is a PR battle and we are losing.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 25, 2013 07:54 PM (jE38p)


A little advice. You need to give up.

Posted by: Eaton Cox at February 25, 2013 08:11 PM (q177U)

128 Brain, "What we do every night Pinky. Try and figure out how to fill out this application for student loan forgiveness. The square root of -2 is child's play compared to this."

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 08:11 PM (2HjDP)

129 the more important question is this: what did Obama think of the Oscars

Posted by: JDP at February 25, 2013 08:12 PM (60GaT)

130 Now, why did the NYT allow a reporter on Fox? That is weird in and of
itself. And he was quietly critical of Obama and not crazy in suppoting
him, as leftists usually are.So, perhaps things are changing. Maybe
someone on the NYT has discovered something which makes them want Obama
out. Perhaps that is my hopeful thinking, but it was very strange to see
that guy there.

--

That is interesting. I haven't watched Fox since the election, but I don't remember seeing anyone from the NYT there since O's first election. Given how afraid the MSM is to offend O, this is a good sign. Maybe, just maybe, they've finally figured out O isn't giving them any access anyway, so what are they really losing?

Until I see a lot more like this I won't get my hopes up though. The MSM voluntarily surrendered all credibility, so even if they come around, I will never trust them.

Posted by: Mayday at February 25, 2013 08:12 PM (F3s39)

131 As usual, the democraps are claiming that only essential services that we all 'rely' on....heh....are being cut. Hamburgers contaminated with used rubbers! Moldy Chicken McNibblets! Long delays, and intrusive personal searches to fly! (Oh, wait...we already have that one) Teachers, police, firefighters all laid off! Congress-scrunts forced to fly commercial!

I'm pretty sure we've heard this song and dance routine before. If Republicans are smart...and they're not...they'd point out that with the sequester, federal spending is still going up. They won't....Boner will cave....business as usual, the Obama way.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 25, 2013 08:13 PM (eyJh9)

132 HUME ON O'REILLY!

Posted by: Miss Marple at February 25, 2013 08:13 PM (GoIUi)

133 I keep thinking the media will turn on him.... I keep being wrong. If they do, it will be vicious. I will not hold my breath

Posted by: The Jackhole at February 25, 2013 08:02 PM (nTgAI)

They will not. That would require that they admit to a mistake.


As General Custer said in "Little big man."


"Your miserable life is not worth the reversal of a Custer decision. "



Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 25, 2013 08:14 PM (bb5+k)

134 See, now that cover was tasteless but funny. Because it was a sight joke.

Maybe joking on Twitter should be banned or something.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 25, 2013 08:14 PM (qyv02)

135 That mag cover was somewhat funny before Sandy Hook. Now I am just offended at the callousness.



Posted by: Tool at February 25, 2013 08:14 PM (11Tdq)

136 >>>I keep thinking the media will turn on him.... I keep being wrong. If they do, it will be vicious. I will not hold my breath

never, ever, ever

They have too much of their own credibility invested in him -- they pushed him on us and have covered for him every blunder of the way.

If he goes down, they go down.

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2013 08:15 PM (LCRYB)

137 132. Top or bottom?

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 25, 2013 08:15 PM (LqVsA)

138 Sandra Fluke is the poster child of the stupidity of those under 30s who voted for &#@*@. They will be the ones paying the tab with a 100% tip demanded by the SWAT breaking down their doors.

Posted by: angel with a sword at February 25, 2013 08:15 PM (LCb5K)

139 Imagine what it'd be like to wake up spooning with Michelle
I'd want to be in another room too
Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 25, 2013 08:08 PM (LqVsA)

AAAHH I think I just lost 2 years off my life

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 25, 2013 08:15 PM (jE38p)

140 Explain it to friends this way:

"If the government made an itemized list of things that could be cut, they would begin at one, and, on line #6,482, they would get to 'Fuzzy Kittens.'

Then, when they announce the cuts, they will immediately cite line #6,482, and ignore the other #6,481, because 'OMG THE FUZZY KITTENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!'"

Posted by: zsasz at February 25, 2013 08:15 PM (MMC8r)

141 http://tinyurl.com/a75xdl3


GAO WASTE REPORT from last year....

100-200 BILLION a year in Waste....

So... why the sequestor when they HAVE this info, and have no ACTED on this?

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 25, 2013 08:15 PM (lZBBB)

142 The Media establishment has sold its Collectivist soul to the Obama store.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 08:15 PM (2HjDP)

143 Obama hates kittens.

Posted by: zsasz at February 25, 2013 08:15 PM (MMC8r)

144 >Imagine if Michelle Obama and her kids went to Alta, UT to ski instead
of Aspen, CO. Why they might just die from the abject poverty on
display.


they could go skiing in WV or MD for a tenth of what they waste going to Aspen

But Michelle's a grifter, she's in this for the big score, because, you know. SHE IS OWED SOMETHING

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 25, 2013 08:15 PM (8sCoq)

145 http://bit.ly/13LYgcR

Check this shite out.

Posted by: sTevo at February 25, 2013 08:16 PM (gujfp)

146 136 Yep,if they were going to turn on him they would have done it during the first term when they could have believably said"we were fooled".

Posted by: steevy at February 25, 2013 08:17 PM (9XBK2)

147 136. I disagree ace
They'll turn on him in late 2015
Just in time for the arch-Obama to rise
Hilary

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 25, 2013 08:17 PM (LqVsA)

148
Wouldn't a pic from BLAZING SADDLES with Cleavon Little holding himself hostage at gunpoint be even funnier?

Posted by: soothsayer at February 25, 2013 08:17 PM (qpM85)

149 I waver.

Perhaps at some point the average mope will wake up and wonder why the Fed gov is has become so intertwined with every aspect of life that cutting it back by the smallest amounts is met with shrill outrage.

Then again. Most corrupted societies do not simply shrug off their collective delusions and reform. It requires multi-headed disaster on a national scale. And even then, there is no guarantee what comes out of the chrysalis is wholesome or viable.

I waver because there is little alternative between giving up or fighting.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 25, 2013 08:18 PM (Ipj15)

150 So... why the sequestor when they HAVE this info, and have no ACTED on this?
Posted by: Romeo13 at February 25, 2013 08:15 PM (lZBBB)

Because the pols family, friends, political contributors and constituants are pocketing all this wasted money.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 25, 2013 08:19 PM (l86i3)

151 Blazing Obama
http://youtu.be/2CtGoTmhLGY

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 08:19 PM (2HjDP)

152 >Wouldn't a pic from BLAZING SADDLES with Cleavon Little holding himself hostage at gunpoint be even funnier?



OH OH OH
OH
OH


That's inspired thinking right there

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 25, 2013 08:19 PM (8sCoq)

153 Look people: Obama said he would fundamentally change America.

Mission accomplished.

Why do people listen to someone say something and not think to themselves "what else could they be saying other than what I WANT to hear"?

I started doing this when I was a kid. I have a large vocabulary and have always been fascinated by the different meanings for the same word.

I came to realize that, depending on the circumstances and conditions, the same sentence can mean entirely different things. Or mean something other than what it appeared to mean.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 25, 2013 08:19 PM (qyv02)

154
>>If he goes down, they go down.

Tee-hee!

Posted by: Reggie Love at February 25, 2013 08:19 PM (JtErG)

155 The President is Near!

Posted by: zsasz at February 25, 2013 08:20 PM (MMC8r)

156 the media only criticizes Obama in the context of him Not Doing Enough to make their dreams come true. see 2011 for most of this.

once it's election crunchtime all of that is moot

Posted by: JDP at February 25, 2013 08:20 PM (60GaT)

157 Cleavon Obama holds America Hostage

http://is.gd/5l7WWj

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 25, 2013 08:20 PM (8sCoq)

158 Fundamentally-fundamentally?

Posted by: Tool at February 25, 2013 08:20 PM (11Tdq)

159 soothsayer johnson is right!

Posted by: garrett at February 25, 2013 08:21 PM (JtErG)

160 This technique is well-known in government, and is called the "Washington Monument Strategy".

The National Park Service has a cut of a buck fifty a year? The NPS leadership responds by closing the Washington Monument. The citizens are outraged by the savage cuts imposed on the underfunded NPS and demands that their congressmen restore the funds in time for the 6th grade class visit to the Washington Monument.

This is classic DC gamesmanship. It's been well known since at least the Kissinger era. That the press isn't bothering to point this out is just another example of how far in the tank they are.

Posted by: Ernst Blofeld at February 25, 2013 08:21 PM (XZWie)

161 Hey Shuttup !

(crunch,slurp,gorge, crunch, *burp*)

Posted by: EBT nation at February 25, 2013 08:22 PM (EZl54)

162 Oscar thread, joke thread. Oscar thread, joke thread.

Thread I want to blather on? RING RING RING!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 25, 2013 08:22 PM (bxiXv)

163 Hey, they are Killing robin in the Batman series. Teh gheys are gonns riot. Robin was teh Ghey, wasn't he? I really don't know. He looked ghey.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 25, 2013 08:22 PM (l86i3)

164 162 mero,

It's a pity they never made the RTK series playable over PSN.....

I'd invite you over to 'econ in 189ad 101"

heh

Posted by: sven10077 at February 25, 2013 08:23 PM (LRFds)

165 149 It's easier to join in the outrage than to ask why you're supposed to be outraged. Being skeptical is hard, fighting is hard, reversing corruption is hard if not impossible. Everything about the modern welfare state is designed to make that average mope comfortable in his complacency, and that's all most people want.

Posted by: kartoffel at February 25, 2013 08:23 PM (OgNv0)

166 Merovign, you are speed dialing the Progresso help line.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 08:23 PM (2HjDP)

167 >Everything about the modern welfare state is designed to make that
average mope comfortable in his complacency, and that's all most people
want.


It's a brilliant strategy. Bribe 'em with their own money.

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 25, 2013 08:24 PM (8sCoq)

168 166 Ms Puma,


yeah well if you get 'em on the line mero or AP you ask 'em why the roasted garlic flavor is "meh" now m'kay...

Posted by: sven10077 at February 25, 2013 08:24 PM (LRFds)

169 This is classic DC gamesmanship.

Posted by: Ernst Blofeld at February 25, 2013 08:21 PM (XZWie)


Oh, it's every level of government. They all do it, and it's extortion, and we've got to the point where every critical subject that's tearing us apart is treated as SQUIRREL and we never deal with *any* of them because the next crisis comes along.

F&F? Look, Budget deal! Budget deal? Look, Romney's a felon! That's a lie? Look, Benghazi! Benghazi? Look, vote fraud! Vote fraud? Look, Budget crisis extortion!

It's a freaking death spiral, that's what it is.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 25, 2013 08:25 PM (bxiXv)

170
"but turned out to be a huge disaster for the Republicans once Newt got to banging Callista and ignoring the media...
FIFY

Posted by: Jess1 at February 25, 2013 08:25 PM (lbiWb)

171 167 Jones in CO,

it more perverse than that...bribe them with other people'es money while using the EPA to screw with other people's money generation...

he's an ahole.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 25, 2013 08:25 PM (LRFds)

172 >>They have too much of their own credibility invested in him -- they pushed him on us and have covered for him every blunder of the way.

Nah, they don't give a damn about consistancy.

They'll just slowly turn on him until 3 years from now they'll be saying how bad things are and only Hillary! can save us.

Okay, that might be a *slight* exaggeration, but only slight.

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 25, 2013 08:26 PM (SUKHu)

173 163. OT: hey OSP, you're a car guru right?
I have all new steer in my car but am 99% sure I have a bad front wheel bearing
Cars rear wheel drive
When I brake going downhill the car shakes

Would this be the cause?

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 25, 2013 08:26 PM (aYJgz)

174
"I must destroy America, so that I can save her. Once destroyed I can then fully implement the policies and reforms that my idealogical brethern Josef and Mao did for the Soviet Union and Red China. Because, you know, it worked so well for them."

From the book, "Stuff Obama Said." Chapter One, page one.

Posted by: ExSnipe at February 25, 2013 08:26 PM (PBm/l)

175 Maybe

someone on the NYT has discovered something which makes them want Obama

out. Perhaps that is my hopeful thinking, but it was very strange to see

that guy there.


There is only one reason they would do this. They've decided that Barry is doing more harm to their preferred causes then good. I didn't really see that on Fox tonight. There may actually be few of them who are embarrassed at how low they've sunk, and can see that Woodward is making them look really bad. He is a god to them, so what to do when the gods tussle?

Posted by: pep at February 25, 2013 08:26 PM (6TB1Z)

176 Bitter Clinger, I do that all the time with commercials. It seems to amaze others around you ...and that just makes me shake my head.

Posted by: dogfish at February 25, 2013 08:26 PM (N2yhW)

177 I'd invite you over to 'econ in 189ad 101"

Posted by: sven10077 at February 25, 2013 08:23 PM (LRFds)


beminds me I have the 1000AD edition of the WSJ around here somewhere. Good times, good times.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 25, 2013 08:26 PM (bxiXv)

178
Would this be the cause?
Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 25, 2013 08:26 PM (aYJgz)

Sounds like warped brake rotors.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 25, 2013 08:26 PM (l86i3)

179 Brit Hume has a knack for periodically noting the obvious. It was enough to make him a one-time Great Conservative Hope in the media.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 25, 2013 08:27 PM (vfB2N)

180 Is it safe for poor almost furloughed gov employee to comment again?

Posted by: Talibill at February 25, 2013 08:27 PM (qk/nQ)

181 Hey, it worked for Saddam. He claimed that 500K children died from malnutrition due to the UN trade sanctions after Gulf War 1. Naturally, to make sure there was plenty of suffering for the gullible media, he diverted oil for food relief to his own use ... palaces, gold plated toilets, etc.

The more the Iraqis suffered the more Saddam benefited... the difference here is just a matter of degree.

Posted by: Bagdad Barry at February 25, 2013 08:28 PM (ttBv4)

182 Perhaps the NYT is just looking for some credibility before 2016, now that Zippy the President beat the EVIL MORMONDEVIL.

Posted by: zsasz at February 25, 2013 08:28 PM (MMC8r)

183 180 Is it safe for poor almost furloughed gov employee to comment again?

Posted by: Talibill at February 25, 2013 08:27 PM (qk/nQ)


It was never dangerous - unless you were playing the Extortion Game, in which case you get a well-deserved ration.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 25, 2013 08:28 PM (bxiXv)

184 178. Ugggh
On the bright side
My girl just signed for new wheel hubs and rotors and pads
My car is a beast!!!

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 25, 2013 08:28 PM (aYJgz)

185 Would this be the cause?
Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 25, 2013 08:26 PM (aYJgz)


What kind of car is it?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 25, 2013 08:28 PM (l86i3)

186

Mr. Jones: Nice

And racist.

Posted by: soothsayer at February 25, 2013 08:29 PM (vyPsz)

187 The more the Iraqis suffered the more Saddam benefited... the difference here is just a matter of degree.

Posted by: Bagdad Barry at February 25, 2013 08:28 PM (ttBv4)


And scale.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 25, 2013 08:29 PM (bxiXv)

188 IMO, the media is moving on Obama because they don't have to support him anymore... there isn't a next election and they are getting sick of him. They're just waiting for the motions of politics to decide who the next Dem front runner will be... then they'll be back in support mode for that guy.

They've saved their version of society from the republican menace... Obama doesn't matter so much anymore.

Posted by: Former Mass. Resident at February 25, 2013 08:29 PM (5/DFH)

189 >>They'll turn on him in late 2015

>>Just in time for the arch-Obama to rise

Ha, ncj, didn't see your response before I posted.

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 25, 2013 08:30 PM (SUKHu)

190 182. Make that 2024
Hillary has already won
All because the stupid party is shortsighted idiots

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 25, 2013 08:30 PM (aYJgz)

191 President Barack Obama won’t have to worry about his paycheck if the spending sequestration included in the Budget Control Act that he signed into law in 2011 begins taking effect this Friday.

A report published last month by the Congressional Research Service–“Budget Sequestration and Selected Program Exemptions and Special Rules”–identifies certain programs that are exempt from sequestration and lays out special rules that govern the sequestration of others.

Section 255 of the Budget Control Act includes “Compensation for the President” as one of those exemptions (Page 19).

Well I know that will sleep better tonight!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 25, 2013 08:30 PM (jE38p)

192 190. Great minds think alike

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 25, 2013 08:31 PM (aYJgz)

193 Banhammer stat, 192.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 25, 2013 08:31 PM (l86i3)

194 185. 2001 lincoln ls sports ultimate
3.9 V8

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 25, 2013 08:32 PM (aYJgz)

195 Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 25, 2013 08:26 PM (aYJgz)

Had that happen with a bent rim once.... check wheel balance...

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 25, 2013 08:33 PM (lZBBB)

196 I don't agree that the media is turning on Obama- they can PRETEND to, because they dragged him across the finish line for the 2nd term, and he's safe

so now they can make a show of 'asking the tough questions'

then of course they'll point to those 'tough questions' and say 'see? we're not in the tank at all.'

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 25, 2013 08:33 PM (8sCoq)

197 The MFM are just cockbites. Also, delenda est.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 25, 2013 08:34 PM (bxiXv)

198 192 Didn't realize CNN execs posted here

Posted by: kartoffel at February 25, 2013 08:34 PM (OgNv0)

199 My dog gives me that look too, but It's usually when he's just crapped on the carpet. It's the "Dude, you don't even want to know look".

Posted by: wattyler1381 at February 25, 2013 08:34 PM (F2Vrz)

200 I think it was Slim Pickens' reactions to Cleavon Little that made the movie an instant classic.


oh, and harrumph!

Posted by: soothsayer at February 25, 2013 08:35 PM (BUcLz)

201 185. 2001 lincoln ls sports ultimate
3.9 V8
Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 25, 2013 08:32 PM (aYJgz)

OK, check ball joints, front end alignment but first the cheap fix. New front brake rotors. When you go down hill it thows all the braking to the front. If you have a warped break rotor you will feel it in the steering wheel, it will also try to pull to one side or the other.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 25, 2013 08:35 PM (l86i3)

202 Is anyone on troll duty today?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 25, 2013 08:36 PM (l86i3)

203 196. Good point, I've nailed some serious pot holes lately
On the bright side, weds I get my new matte black rims
Got to show off the brakes
Not to brag but I have the fastest, loudest, and most pimped out cab in hawaii

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 25, 2013 08:36 PM (aYJgz)

204 192

I thought that was Robert Byrd. Or LBJ. Or Woodrow Wilson. Or any number of others in the Klan Party.

Posted by: zsasz at February 25, 2013 08:36 PM (MMC8r)

205 Oh, FFS. Which one of you guys had the keys to the banhammer?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 25, 2013 08:36 PM (kaalw)

206 203

It was the Democrats that fought abolition.

Posted by: zsasz at February 25, 2013 08:37 PM (MMC8r)

207 The hash is amusing. ass boh

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 08:37 PM (2HjDP)

208 So how does 'Furlough' line up with 'We're broke, we're done, you're fired'?

Posted by: Portnoy at February 25, 2013 08:37 PM (A5Abh)

209 The communist is on the grass...

Posted by: Red Floyd at February 25, 2013 08:37 PM (vbh31)

210 My favorite? An explicit public demand that Obama cut back his leisure travel to the national average for ordinary American workers. If I recall correctly, that average is one 5-7 day out of town trip per year. If it's good enough for the rest of us, it should be good enough for King Putt.

Too many Americans would side with the SCOAMF, especially with the MSM cheerleaders exclaiming how hard it is to be President.

Let the cuts come, and let them happen to essential services. The only way we're going to see reform is to make it as painful as possible. When people are complaining about the cuts to police and firefighters, then tell point out to them all the worthless cockroaches that are still infesting the government.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 25, 2013 08:37 PM (PQgoW)

211 And it was the Democrats that blocked Eisenhower's civil rights bill.

So that extra ten years of Jim Crow is all yours, Democrats.

Posted by: zsasz at February 25, 2013 08:38 PM (MMC8r)

212

Why don't you guys argue with it. That ought to set it straight.

Posted by: soothsayer at February 25, 2013 08:38 PM (yhYn1)

213 .....or is Ace going to pop out and say (flatly): Well we were all thinking it.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 25, 2013 08:38 PM (kaalw)

214 My theory is that media, especially television is infested with commies. They did not just happen to fall in love with Barry and now can't stand to criticize him. They carefully selected him because "ooh first black president, historical" gives them the cover to go full pravda for their marxist agenda which aligns with his. People who know the media are lying cut them some slack on it, thinking they just can't bear to criticize the first black president.

Posted by: PaleRider at February 25, 2013 08:39 PM (dkExz)

215 214

Hey, us too!

Posted by: Democrats Robert Byrd and Harry Truman at February 25, 2013 08:39 PM (MMC8r)

216 202. That's why I mentioned the new steering
I have new upper/lower control arms, inner/outer tie rods, and stabilizer arms. (eBay $560). Also got new struts and springs
Got the thing checked and aligned

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 25, 2013 08:39 PM (U3OzJ)

217 How long was it before the JFK crap started trickling out, 10 years? The truth can not be hidden for very long.

But the truth can be altered in the new post-truth world.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at February 25, 2013 08:40 PM (F4WWu)

218 Posted by: PaleRider at February 25, 2013 08:39 PM (dkExz)

They suddenly realized they are primed to play the roll that "lawyers' played in the French Revolution...

so their dialing back before the collapse...

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 25, 2013 08:41 PM (lZBBB)

219
Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs
The commies want to keep us on the path

Posted by: Red Floyd at February 25, 2013 08:42 PM (vbh31)

220 That's why I mentioned the new steering
I have new upper/lower control arms, inner/outer tie rods, and stabilizer arms. (eBay $560). Also got new struts and springs
Got the thing checked and aligned
Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 25, 2013 08:39 PM (U3OzJ)

Without actually seeing it I would be clueless. Front end geometry is a tricky thing and should only be attempted by pros. However, if it's only happening under braking, that's usually brakes.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 25, 2013 08:42 PM (l86i3)

221
If the sequester happens, it won't last thru March.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 25, 2013 08:42 PM (p/cQy)

222 >They suddenly realized they are primed to play the roll that "lawyers' played in the French Revolution...


hey- let's not lose our heads

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 25, 2013 08:42 PM (8sCoq)

223 208. Actually you're wrong
The democrats were for it
They were against the civil rights bill

Democrats were the conservatives until the Wilson era
Then the commies then liberals took over

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 25, 2013 08:42 PM (U3OzJ)

224
If it's a bad rotor you should feel anytime you get down hard on the brakes (not locking the brakes up).

Posted by: Weirdflunky at February 25, 2013 08:42 PM (tlhtD)

225 224. So a retired navycop and an 11yo girl don't count as 'pros'?!!!!

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 25, 2013 08:44 PM (U3OzJ)

226 Agree with OSP you'll feel it in the steering wheel.

Posted by: Weirdflunky at February 25, 2013 08:44 PM (tlhtD)

227 Lots of sub-retarded trolls on today.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 74% more DOOM! at February 25, 2013 08:44 PM (FsUAO)

228 If it's a bad rotor you should feel anytime you get down hard on the brakes (not locking the brakes up).
Posted by: Weirdflunky at February 25, 2013 08:42 PM (tlhtD)


Cars are like women, none are the same, they do some bizarre shit, the problem is never what you think it is but life sucks without a good one.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 25, 2013 08:45 PM (l86i3)

229 two words: Swiss currency


thrifty, the Switzers are.

Posted by: Jerry Jack in Jacksonville at February 25, 2013 08:45 PM (Dll6b)

230 Government employees in the DC area only work three days a week. One day it is mandatory to work from home because of traffic congestion. Of course we paid for the laptops, blackberries, and internet service for these precious ones so they could "work" from home. Could easily eliminate 60% of the government employees in DC and not even see a difference in "service." Hell, services would probably improve.

Posted by: Ammo Dump at February 25, 2013 08:45 PM (YYyqq)

231 Brit Hume is a fantastic person and journalist.

GOP should demand that he moderatea debate. not some idiot hack like the schieffer or candy my ass crowley.

Posted by: Prescient11 at February 25, 2013 08:46 PM (tVTLU)

232
Lots of sub-retarded trolls on today.



Far more interesting than banning would be to publish its IP.

Posted by: fluffy at February 25, 2013 08:46 PM (z9HTb)

233 This place used to attract a higher grade of troll.

Posted by: rickl at February 25, 2013 08:47 PM (sdi6R)

234 192 Didn't realize CNN execs posted here


Posted by: kartoffel

I'm guessing TNR.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 25, 2013 08:47 PM (PrDJQ)

235 killgore trout is on the grass

Posted by: Red Floyd at February 25, 2013 08:47 PM (vbh31)

236 Brit Hume is a fantastic person and journalist.


He's a bullshit cocktail party establishment RINO.


sorry dude, somebody had to say it.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 25, 2013 08:47 PM (l86i3)

237
Far more interesting than banning would be to publish its IP.

Media Matters? Or LGF?

Posted by: zsasz at February 25, 2013 08:47 PM (MMC8r)

238 110 It's not enough to have a press release. It's got to be a press conference.

Politico's headline (front page): "Boehner: Obama using troops as 'props'"

The Hill's: "House GOP rips Obama as 'road show president' without a plan"

Roll Call's: "House Republicans Criticize Obama Trip to Virginia"

If I am an average voter just scanning headlines without considering
context, I am only 100% sure about what the GOP is addressing in the second piece.

Posted by: 80sBaby at February 25, 2013 08:47 PM (YjDyJ)

239 I'm sure John Boehner will save Obama from failing to move the needle with terrorist sequester decisions.


It's not like they're not going to spend it eventually anyway. It's a "sequester," as in, set aside.

They're not not counting the revenues and they're not not spending it. They're just saving it for later, like that one clam cake Moochelle keeps in her moustache.

Posted by: Truman, schmuman at February 25, 2013 08:48 PM (WgEZw)

240 231. I do so let me change the brakes mañana and ill update on the ONT
233. No comment
There is a 50/50 chance the best thing in my life is lurking right now
~~~~waves~~~~

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 25, 2013 08:48 PM (U3OzJ)

241

When I brake going downhill the car shakes

sounds like a warped rotor. Bearings make a continuous grinding noise.

Jack the front of the car up, grab the top, and bottom of your front tire, and try to move it. If it moves, you have a bad bearing.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 25, 2013 08:48 PM (eyJh9)

242 some one's asleep at the banhammer switch

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 25, 2013 08:49 PM (8sCoq)

243 Sequester and the Gulf Oil spill hype v. Reality, discuss

Posted by: Tmitsss at February 25, 2013 08:49 PM (oMAbH)

244 There were progressive Democrats in the North, populist Democrats in the West, and 'Bourbon' Democrats ( not what you think ) in the South, all battling for power from the Civil War until the progressives became dominant with Roosevelt and the Great Depression


FDR kept the three sections together, and the coalition lasted until the 1960s



the Sixties, as usual, f*cked up everything

Posted by: Jerry Jack in Jacksonville at February 25, 2013 08:50 PM (Dll6b)

245 soothsayer johnson is right!

I'd like to extend a laurel, and hearty handshake to our new wigger.

Posted by: Howard Johnson at February 25, 2013 08:50 PM (Lxw+T)

246 The messiah could f*%k the dog, slit its throat with a rusty knife, cook it and eat it on tape; and the MSM would label it a curious cultural custom he picked up during his years in Indonesia listening to the beautiful call to prayer.

Posted by: angel with a sword at February 25, 2013 08:52 PM (LCb5K)

247 Did Charles send in the clowns again?

Posted by: sluggo at February 25, 2013 08:52 PM (vVv3V)

248 Who is it that Brit Hume can't discuss objectively because he holds him at least somewhat responsible for his son's suicide? Is it Rush? I know I've heard that somewhere, maybe at Just One Minute.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2013 08:52 PM (8Gne/)

249 245 I reserve the right to revise and extend my remarks if the brakes ain't the problem.heh

Posted by: Weirdflunky at February 25, 2013 08:52 PM (tlhtD)

250 Excuse the O/T, but I have an email etiquette question. I still consider exclamation points in an email to be akin to yelling to emphasize a point and consider exclamation points rude in office type emails.

One of my co-workers has a habit of tossing the !s into emails and while he was 'on call' for the weekend, monitoring things and responsible to email the agency that actually has to change anything with equipment he did the exclamation point thing in an email to them. I'm cringing as part of the group --or am I just being an old fuddy duddy about doing that!

Posted by: PaleRider at February 25, 2013 08:52 PM (dkExz)

251 Brit Hume is a fantastic person and journalist.



GOP should demand that he moderatea debate. not some idiot hack like the schieffer or candy my ass crowley.

Posted by: Prescient11 at February 25, 2013 08:46 PM (tVTLU)

This is yet another clue that the RINO establishment doesn't give a flip about winning or standing up for the Constitution and country, just so long as they and their political consultant henchmen keep their very own perks, insider trading immunity, slush funds, sweet working conditions, etc.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 25, 2013 08:52 PM (Cnqmv)

252 >the Sixties, as usual, f*cked up everything


Posted by: Jerry Jack in Jacksonville at February 25, 2013 08:50 PM (Dll6b)

the only person from that era who later admitted to being wrong (as far as I know, the only person) is Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 25, 2013 08:52 PM (8sCoq)

253 I still want to know more about these federal teacher's aides and why we are paying them to begin with.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 25, 2013 08:53 PM (QupBk)

254 1995 to now and we still can't get a Speaker of the House with any Ballz.

When Newt caved, he lost me forever and I began to see that the Republicans might be more comfortable with being losers (or the permanent minority party).

20 years later (almost) and I'm sure of it.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 25, 2013 08:53 PM (qyv02)

255 A couple of weeks ago on Drudge there was a story about $2 billion in fraud on the Obamaphone program. $2 billion in fraud in a program that shouldn't have existed in the first place. But we can cut nothing, NIOTHING!, or the terrorists will win.

Posted by: WalrusRex at February 25, 2013 08:53 PM (VlXYw)

256
Dept. of Transportation spends $3,600 buying Legos....

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at February 25, 2013 08:54 PM (AbHls)

257 >I still consider exclamation points in an email to be akin to yelling to
emphasize a point and consider exclamation points rude in office type
emails.


Maybe it's not yelling! Everything is awesome! I'M SO STOKED!

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 25, 2013 08:54 PM (8sCoq)

258 Dept. of Transportation spends $3,600 buying Legos....

I'd swear that my family spends more.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 25, 2013 08:55 PM (PrDJQ)

259 some one's asleep at the banhammer switch
--

Must be shift change time. And yeah, the nasty troll needs to go post haste.

Posted by: Mayday at February 25, 2013 08:55 PM (F3s39)

260 257 David Horowitz?

Posted by: Weirdflunky at February 25, 2013 08:55 PM (tlhtD)

261 A couple of weeks ago on Drudge there was a story about $2 billion in fraud on the Obamaphone program.

The program was sort of a fraud from the outset, no?

Posted by: 'bamapho at February 25, 2013 08:55 PM (Lxw+T)

262 sorry dude, somebody had to say it.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy
Lynn available on amazon. at February 25, 2013 08:47 PM (l86i3)

So how about the name of a better alternative "pseudo-conservative" journalist?

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 25, 2013 08:55 PM (Cnqmv)

263 What if the emails read "problem in equipment is back (again!)"

Posted by: PaleRider at February 25, 2013 08:56 PM (dkExz)

264

Did Charles send in the clowns again?

Slow day over at Mangina Chronicles....he needs some fodder for an upcoming blog entry, "OMGWTFBBQ! Look at the Hateful Things Conservatives are Saying!".

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 25, 2013 08:56 PM (eyJh9)

265
"Government employees in the DC area only work three days a week"
Er, no. Stroll into Pentagon City Mall during the (so called) "work week" and tell me exactly how many are even getting 3 days' worth in.

Posted by: Jess1 at February 25, 2013 08:57 PM (lbiWb)

266 hi all
what's popping tonite

Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 25, 2013 08:57 PM (BBWjt)

267 Is that a long Boh or a cross Boh?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 25, 2013 08:57 PM (qyv02)

268 So how about the name of a better alternative "pseudo-conservative" journalist?
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 25, 2013 08:55 PM (Cnqmv)

Brett Baier

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 25, 2013 08:57 PM (l86i3)

269 271 Troll

Posted by: Weirdflunky at February 25, 2013 08:57 PM (tlhtD)

270
"When Newt caved, he lost me forever and I began to see that the Republicans might be more comfortable with being losers (or the permanent minority party)."
Or, "one of the two parties that gets to spend lots and lots of money". "Representing" the "people" - not so much.

Posted by: Jess1 at February 25, 2013 08:58 PM (lbiWb)

271 271 And NCJ's car

Posted by: Weirdflunky at February 25, 2013 08:58 PM (tlhtD)

272
I'd swear that my family spends more.
Posted by: Blue Hen at February 25, 2013 08:55 PM (PrDJQ)


LOL, I'm glad my kids are past that. I have stepped on them and had some serious foot pain.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 25, 2013 08:58 PM (l86i3)

273
Excuse the O/T, but I have an email etiquette question. I still consider
exclamation points in an email to be akin to yelling to emphasize a
point and consider exclamation points rude in office type emails.
--

A lot of people use exclamation points to convey friendliness or excitement, not necessarily yelling. I think women tend to use them more than men. Too many looks childish IMO, so I try to limit myself to no more than one ! per email.

(I have a bad parenthesis habit though, so I might not be the best source for email etiquette.)

Posted by: Mayday at February 25, 2013 08:58 PM (F3s39)

274 Slow day over at Mangina Chronicles....he needs some
fodder for an upcoming blog entry, "OMGWTFBBQ! Look at the Hateful
Things Conservatives are Saying!".

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 25, 2013 08:56 PM (eyJh9)


He really is a pathetically fat pile of goo; all I had to see is one Youtube clip of him yammering about glowbull worming to make me realize what a fucking dunce he is and so easily manipulated.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2013 08:59 PM (8Gne/)

275 Isn't it terribly funny that liberal trolls feel so comfortable with the n-word?

They'll even resort to spelling tricks to get it past the screening program.

Because, tolerance.



Posted by: ace at February 25, 2013 08:59 PM (LCRYB)

276 I zapped him.

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2013 08:59 PM (LCRYB)

277 Is everyone a troll but ME?

If you don't know who the troll is; It's YOU.

Ask not For whom the Bell Trolls it Trolls for Thee.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 25, 2013 08:59 PM (qyv02)

278 Hammertime!

Posted by: Weirdflunky at February 25, 2013 09:00 PM (tlhtD)

279 We can't afford any more budget cuts!!
Don't you realize the outlays necessary to keep the pump primed.Its desperate over here. I mean,if it starts to flag again, it may never recover.

Posted by: Procurement Department for Harry Reid at February 25, 2013 09:00 PM (NGsLN)

280
I still want to know more about these federal teacher's aides and why we are paying them to begin with.
Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 25, 2013 08:53 PM (QupBk)




Solid Democrat voting bloc???

If states can extort money by way of public service unions, why not the Feds??? Dress it up as 'funds for education' bam!! Steady income for the DNC..

Posted by: Portnoy at February 25, 2013 09:00 PM (A5Abh)

281 Brett Baier

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy
Lynn available on amazon. at February 25, 2013 08:57 PM (l86i3)

Personally, I would rate them about equal, but I would either take one over any of the moderators that I am sure our mandarinate republican leaders will accept in the next round of debates (if we have elections in 2016).

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 25, 2013 09:00 PM (Cnqmv)

282 OT

The Onion Apologizes

"No person should be subjected to such a senseless, humorless comment masquerading as satire," read CEO Steve Hannah's letter on the Onion Facebook page. (Hannah himself never appeared anywhere, in person or on camera.) "Miss Wallis, you are young and talented and deserve better. All of us at The Onion are deeply sorry."

http://is.gd/QJ7F0l

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 25, 2013 09:00 PM (8sCoq)

283 Ask not For whom the Bell Trolls it Trolls for Thee.

And you thought Al Gore invented the internet.

Posted by: John Donne at February 25, 2013 09:01 PM (Lxw+T)

284 Ah, that's better -- now to open the windows and run the fan for a bit....

Posted by: cthulhu at February 25, 2013 09:01 PM (kaalw)

285
"No person should be subjected to such a senseless, humorless comment masquerading as satire,"

Unless their initials are Sarah Palin.

Posted by: zsasz at February 25, 2013 09:01 PM (MMC8r)

286
I zapped him.

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2013 08:59 PM (LCRYB)


So noted and well done.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2013 09:01 PM (8Gne/)

287 Personally, I would rate them about equal, but I would either take one over any of the moderators that I am sure our mandarinate republican leaders will accept in the next round of debates (if we have elections in 2016).
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 25, 2013 09:00 PM (Cnqmv)


That won't happen cause our side is FKN stupid.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 25, 2013 09:01 PM (l86i3)

288 275
Isn't it terribly funny that liberal trolls feel so comfortable with the n-word?


Modern liberals aren't really "liberal" in the classical sense of the word, or even in the 1950's or 1960's sense of the word. Modern liberals are:

1. Republican-haters
2. State-idolaters
3. Obama-worshippers

But ask them any sort of detailed or complex question about what government ought to be doing, such as, oh I don't know, "how much spending is too much", and they don't have any consistent or rational answer.

Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 25, 2013 09:01 PM (BBWjt)

289 >I zapped him.

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2013 08:59 PM (LCRYB)

There needs to be a signal, like the Commissioner has for Batman

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 25, 2013 09:02 PM (8sCoq)

290
"The Onion Apologizes"
Back to that for a second - the "onion"? Seriously? What is this, 2004? I hear that JibJab will have a great followup vid for the election...

Posted by: Jess1 at February 25, 2013 09:02 PM (lbiWb)

291 Unless their initials are Sarah Palin.
Posted by: zsasz at February 25, 2013 09:01 PM (MMC8r)


Oh, Oh, hello!

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 25, 2013 09:02 PM (l86i3)

292 so has the Onion ever "deeply apologized" for any of their smears against Republicans?

Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 25, 2013 09:02 PM (BBWjt)

293
Because, tolerance.

They are guilty of every ill thought, evil word, and action they accuse conservatives of on a daily basis. It's called 'projection'.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 25, 2013 09:02 PM (eyJh9)

294 "No person should be subjected to such a senseless,
humorless skits masquerading as satire. All of us at SNL are deeply sorry."

Lorne Michaels

That email is LONNNNNG overdue.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 25, 2013 09:03 PM (qyv02)

295 "No person should be subjected to such a senseless, humorless comment masquerading as satire," read CEO Steve Hannah's letter on the Onion Facebook page.

"And this is why the New York Times hires Paul Krugman and the Onion will not."

Posted by: Steve Hannah at February 25, 2013 09:03 PM (Lxw+T)

296 so has the Onion ever "deeply apologized" for any of their smears against Republicans?

Politics and humor ain't beanbag.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 25, 2013 09:04 PM (QupBk)

297 >>>Excuse the O/T, but I have an email etiquette question. I still consider

exclamation points in an email to be akin to yelling to emphasize a

point and consider exclamation points rude in office type emails.

English style. A single ! just implies with energy or enthusiasm or a lot of emotion, not necessarily yelled.

multiples like !! or ALL CAPS! usually implies all out yelling. ALL caps for just individual WORDS is just emphasis for those words AND doesn't necessarily mean yelling.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at February 25, 2013 09:04 PM (0q2P7)

298 "And this is why the New York Times hires Paul Krugman and the Onion will not."

lol

Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 25, 2013 09:04 PM (BBWjt)

299

They are guilty of every ill thought, evil word, and action they accuse conservatives of on a daily basis. It's called 'projection'.


They know it, too. They know what they do, but they give themselves a pass for embracing the 'correct' political viewpoint as penance.

And since they, the Enlightened, do it, they know we, the Depraved, do it, too. But, since we do not absolve ourselves with Liberalism, we are the monsters.

Posted by: zsasz at February 25, 2013 09:04 PM (MMC8r)

300 WTF, Mad Magazine never said they were sorry

Posted by: Jean at February 25, 2013 09:04 PM (0cUd9)

301 >That email is LONNNNNG overdue.


You'll see the continents drift back together first

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 25, 2013 09:04 PM (8sCoq)

302 Good night girls. 0400 comes damned early.

Posted by: Weirdflunky at February 25, 2013 09:05 PM (tlhtD)

303 Last time there was talk of a shutdown was a few years back but I distinctly remember the number 800,000 non-essential government workers being talked about.

The Republicans need to get every one of their people on the same sheet of music to repeat this number and ask why President Obama is not cutting those non-essential workers back. Every time a microphone gets shoved in their face, regardless of the question. Think about it. Non-essential workers? How many private companies are there that carry non-essential workers? Riddle me that. And Obama is going to stop meat inspections? WTF?

Posted by: LGoPs at February 25, 2013 09:05 PM (4x8W0)

304 The Oblamer modus operandi is pretty obvious now, except to the low information drones who know their life's suck quotient has increased exponentially since Oblamer's ascension, but can't put 2 and 2 together...

Step 1- engineer a crisis, play lots of golf and hang out with celebrities as it approaches. Do nothing to remedy the budget problem, the bloated national debt, the economic collapse. Every crisis engineered is instead to be devoted to 2 things - (i) payoffs to cronies, esp green stimulus, and (ii) raise taxes on the rich (which includes middle class), fight to the end to preserve the corrupt payoffs in the tax code you like (esp green energy credits etc).

Step 2 - blame the republican house, which will have acted repeatedly to diffuse the crisis and actually lead to a 5 year overdue economic recovery; mischaracterize or flat out lie about the steps the house proposes or passes; instruct Hairy Reed to do nothing...above all, don't pick up the phone and work on compromises with the House or areas of shared agreement. Instead, pontificate and demand, and reward loyal DMM reporters with exclusives provided they stick to the blame the R message and don't ask about inconvenient things, like 20% unemployment or gas / food prices...

Step 3 - tell the DMM to ignore Hairy Reed's fecklessness and abandonment of the Senate's constitutional role. Feed the DMM talking points blaming everything on the Rs - if they don't 'compromise' precisely as Oblamer demands, then they are responsible for the catalogue of horrors Oblamer describes...

Step 4 - when it all blows up, have slow Joe ride to the rescue with a plan that is greatly inferior to what could have been achieved if he's bargained in good faith and over areas of shared agreement, but which nonetheless serves to set up the next crisis...play golf, hang out with celebs on the public dime, and reward loyal DMM reporters if they fellate well enough...

Posted by: Eat Locals... at February 25, 2013 09:06 PM (cKyRT)

305 I wonder if there will be a civil war after they lay off all the coppers and disband the military?

Posted by: Reckoner at February 25, 2013 09:06 PM (rZ45y)

306 Sometimes, I use CAPS to emphasize what I'm saying not necessarily shouting but putting some ummph in it. Because they ain't no punctualation that can do that. Because even when we had italians and bold skandis, I'm too lazy to go to the trouble of clicking a button. And in my view it's ghey.

some have called me out as shouting but FUCK THEM.

YMMV.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 25, 2013 09:07 PM (qyv02)

307 Still here, huh?

Britt Hume pulls off uptight, older man in a cute sorta way. Any females here agree?

Posted by: L, elle at February 25, 2013 09:07 PM (0PiQ4)

308 Painful? For whom? Certainly not for me.

I believe we should let the sequester happen. Then we can continue to talk about all the things Obama should have done. but didn't. Ad Nauseum.
em all.
First Obama said he will raise taxes on the rich and lower income people are getting doinked in the squeakhole. They feel it more than the rich guy.

Now he will make it painful for people, not because he has to, because of politics.

Group hug.

Posted by: Marcus at February 25, 2013 09:08 PM (jBGIf)

309 We really ought to stage some sort of demonstration on March 1 when the sequester goes through and supposedly "the world comes to an end". Like, I don't know, people angry that there just isn't enough cowboy poetry now that the sequester has taken place. Call it "Morons For Cowboy Poetry". I don't know, what do you think?

Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 25, 2013 09:08 PM (BBWjt)

310 Is that Lampoon pistol a Colt or SW? Good lookin gun and scary.

Posted by: Reckoner at February 25, 2013 09:08 PM (rZ45y)

311 Hey isn't it about time for this years cheesey bathtub pic from a goverment employee attending a tax payer funded boondoggle in Vegas?
Nothing says we can't afford to cut thebudgetlike a bathtub full of drunken, bloated, agency director.
Hey how bout Janet Reno this time . . .

Posted by: Isn't it time for a conference in Vegas? at February 25, 2013 09:08 PM (NGsLN)

312 If the GOP was worth a shit they could use this as a jumping off point to attack the whole "Barry is a nice guy" meme.

"I'm sorry you were laid off but that was the president's decision. He could have gone after the (how ever many) tens of billions of dollars that his own administration has identified in the federal budget but instead he decided to use your job for propaganda purposes. We gave him the authority to make cuts in such a way as to protect the federal work force (it doesn't matter if that is true or not--make them get bogged explaining it) but expanding the government is more important to him than you or your family's well being. It is really callous on the president's part-indeed one might even say mean spirited-to use you as a pawn in a public relations game...etc. etc..."


Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at February 25, 2013 09:09 PM (7xFeq)

313 I'm betting Smith & Wesson.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 25, 2013 09:09 PM (QupBk)

314 The bad thing about zapping posts is that some people (not me) use comment numbers to reference a comment they're replying to and a subsequent post-zap reader will think WTF.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2013 09:09 PM (8Gne/)

315 That won't happen cause our side is FKN stupid.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy
Lynn available on amazon. at February 25, 2013 09:01 PM (l86i3)

We can heartily agree on this point (and have multiple times in the past)! Sad thing is that I think the Republican Party is letting some of the evil that used to be associated (correctly) with the Democrats rub off on them.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 25, 2013 09:09 PM (Cnqmv)

316 Reading backwards, who'd Aces zap?

Posted by: L, elle at February 25, 2013 09:09 PM (0PiQ4)

317 626? Thinkin Python.

Posted by: Reckoner at February 25, 2013 09:10 PM (rZ45y)

318 I liked Uncle Sequester on the Addams Family.

Posted by: Monsieur Double Entendre at February 25, 2013 09:10 PM (Lxw+T)

319 @306 Getting to the brackets on the ipad soft keyboard is a real biotch so yeah I sometimes do the same thing.

Posted by: blaster at February 25, 2013 09:11 PM (/1U3u)

320 >Is that Lampoon pistol a Colt or SW? Good lookin gun and scary.


Posted by: Reckoner at February 25, 2013 09:08 PM (rZ45y)

The ejector rod looks very un-Smith n WessonMy guess is not a Colt either. Judges?

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 25, 2013 09:11 PM (8sCoq)

321 You know you are getting old when you enjoy Antiques Roadshow, and it's not about firearms.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 25, 2013 09:11 PM (QupBk)

322 Captain Hate at February 25, 2013 09:09 PM (8Gne/)

Boo freaking hoo. Use the "posted by" with the nic and the time like the rest of us with functioning brain cells do.

Otherwise take your moaning to Hot Air.

/s


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 25, 2013 09:12 PM (qyv02)

323 Sometimes I read a post on a different website, read the comments on yet another one, and then just start typing here.

Posted by: Monsieur Double Entendre at February 25, 2013 09:12 PM (Lxw+T)

324 I think it's a Smith and Wesson .357 Magnum.

Posted by: LGoPs at February 25, 2013 09:13 PM (4x8W0)

325 We can heartily agree on this point (and have multiple times in the past)! Sad thing is that I think the Republican Party is letting some of the evil that used to be associated (correctly) with the Democrats rub off on them.
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 25, 2013 09:09 PM (Cnqmv)

It will come to a head for me in march. If these rat bastards don't demand a budget while they have the ability to shut down the corrupt ass gov, I'm third pary Libetarian. At least those stupid cocksuckers know what a party line is and how to walk it. Smoke weed, let gays marry I don't give a shit, balance the FKN budget.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 25, 2013 09:13 PM (l86i3)

326 >>>Judges?

Smith and* Wesson

*This unnecessary unwanted full spelling of the word "and" brought to you by Pixybot, ruthless murderer of innocent ampersands.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at February 25, 2013 09:13 PM (0q2P7)

327 I think it's a Smith and Wesson .357 Magnum.

If he pulls the trigger, there's going to be a mess of sawdust and glass eyes all over the place.

Posted by: Monsieur Double Entendre at February 25, 2013 09:14 PM (Lxw+T)

328 The federal government wastes at least $13 billion per year on ampersands alone.

Posted by: Monsieur Double Entendre at February 25, 2013 09:15 PM (Lxw+T)

329 I have a 629 that looks almost exactly like that, although mine has a 6 inch barrel and is of course .44. My site ramp is slightly different also.

I agree, I was wrong for the first time in my life, SW.

Posted by: Reckoner at February 25, 2013 09:16 PM (rZ45y)

330 It is a Smith model66 w/a 3inch barrel.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at February 25, 2013 09:16 PM (7xFeq)

331 Is that dog half African-American?

Posted by: LGoPs at February 25, 2013 09:16 PM (4x8W0)

332 That is a S&W 19-5 .357 Mag.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 25, 2013 09:17 PM (l86i3)

333 310 Is that Lampoon pistol a Colt or SW? Good lookin gun and scary.

Posted by: Reckoner at February 25, 2013 09:08 PM (rZ45y)


Colt cylinder releases are mostly (all?) pull-designs, the one in the picture is a push-design. Also a few other features look like an S&W.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 25, 2013 09:17 PM (bxiXv)

334 I'm going with the S&W too. Looks beefier than a .357 though.
Model 629?

Posted by: teej at February 25, 2013 09:17 PM (yrHcy)

335 Hey I have no issue with CAPS or !s to emphasize a word on a blog. I just don't think its appropriate in a work email , especially one sent to a foreign agency that is part of a project.

You might slap your buddy on the back or sometimes on the back of the head but you probably would not do that in the office to a co-worker.

Posted by: PaleRider at February 25, 2013 09:18 PM (dkExz)

336 269
271 Troll

Goddamn it, put the freakin' TARDIS away!

Posted by: filbert at February 25, 2013 09:18 PM (NaNKB)

337 Stainless, adjustable rear sight, early '70's = 66

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at February 25, 2013 09:19 PM (7xFeq)

338 so is it wrong to drink beer on a Monday night?
brb gotta get another beer

Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 25, 2013 09:19 PM (BBWjt)

339 Just...because. I want a Colt Dragoon pistol. It'd be fun to play with, and I can piss off the libbys because you can swap cylinders out like high cap magazines!

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 25, 2013 09:19 PM (eyJh9)

340 If we could actually Pin this to HIS lapel i'm game. (how rude of me eh, still if the people on the outside of govt are getting slammed as they have for the last four and next four years)

I would like all facets of workers even in govt to also feel what they voted for.

Posted by: willow-ette at February 25, 2013 09:19 PM (nqBYe)

341 Are you people goofy or what? Can anyone meet your impossible standards?

Just what in the hell is wrong with Brit Hume??????

I mean seriously, if he doesn't start off any interview by proclaiming that zerio is a SCOAMF, he is somehow a traitor to the cause.

If you can't recognize that Hume does a fairly decent job, and always has, then I start to fear that perhaps we are not as grounded as I thought we all were.

Unless there is something nutty about Hume out there that I don't know about. But I watched him for years and always thought he was great.

Posted by: Prescient11 at February 25, 2013 09:19 PM (tVTLU)

342 I went a found a zoomable copy of the cover http://www.marksverylarge.com/images/7301cover_l.jpg and return to see all are agreed on S&W.

Bother that.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 25, 2013 09:19 PM (QupBk)

343 You might slap your buddy on the back or sometimes on the back of the head but you probably would not do that in the office to a co-worker.

Clearly I have never employed you.

Posted by: William Jefferson Clinton at February 25, 2013 09:19 PM (Lxw+T)

344 so is it wrong to drink beer on a Monday night?
brb gotta get another beer


Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 25, 2013 09:19 PM (BBWjt)

What makes Monday different from any other weekday?

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 25, 2013 09:20 PM (Cnqmv)

345
so is it wrong to drink beer on a Monday night?
brb gotta get another beer

--------------------------------
Usually don't drink through the week, thinking of changing that schedule drastically.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 25, 2013 09:20 PM (iuwzS)

346 That's a longbow pointed at the dog.

Posted by: fluffy at February 25, 2013 09:20 PM (z9HTb)

347 Fine weapon, btw. It's one of those you can't go wrong with.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at February 25, 2013 09:21 PM (7xFeq)

348 The Border Patrol Agents aren't allowed to do their job now. Nothing will change in that respect. Flight controllers will have to take fewer naps. What a sacrifice for them. I could go on.

Posted by: Ronster at February 25, 2013 09:21 PM (dBayF)

349 Ok, we all agree its SW .357, I am an idiot because its almost exactly like my .44, but it looks more menacing because of the shorter barrel.

What does Rick carry on the Walking Dead? .357 of course, but what?

Google is mad at me and I cant look it up.

Posted by: Reckoner at February 25, 2013 09:21 PM (rZ45y)

350 Unless there is something nutty about Hume out there that I don't know about. But I watched him for years and always thought he was great.
Posted by: Prescient11 at February 25, 2013 09:19 PM (tVTLU)


Is he your dad or somethin cause if he is I'm sorry.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 25, 2013 09:21 PM (l86i3)

351
There is absolutely NO chance that some invertebrate GOP congressman is gonna stand up and cast aspersions on Captain Zero. They wanna spend our tax money just as badly but they wanna spend it on their goodies not his.

To hell with all of them. If they can't reduce the amount of the scheduled increase in spending, what makes you think they will EVER cut actual expenditures?

Fuck'em all.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 25, 2013 09:22 PM (Es08n)

352 I agree. SW Model 629, 4" Barrel, .44 Magnum

Posted by: LGoPs at February 25, 2013 09:22 PM (4x8W0)

353 TOM COTTON!!!11!!!!




.....sorry, uncontrollable urge.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 25, 2013 09:22 PM (GEICT)

354 .....sorry, uncontrollable urge.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 25, 2013 09:22 PM (GEICT)


Think of Ruth Buzzi.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 25, 2013 09:23 PM (l86i3)

355
The Bureaucratic Ten Commandments
1. Don't discuss domestic politics on issues involving war and peace.
2. Say what will convince, not what you believe.
3. Support the consensus.
4. Veto other options.
5. Predict dire consequences.
6. Argue timing, not substance.
7. Leak what you don't like.
8. Ignore orders you don't like.
9. Don't tell likely opponents about a good thing.
10. Don't fight the consensus and don't resign over policy
-the book of LAWS by Harold Faber

Posted by: Amalgamated Cliff Divers, Local 157 at February 25, 2013 09:23 PM (Ph479)

356 My nominees for the next three Presidential Debates:

1: Foreign Policy: Walter Russell Meade

2: Domestic Policy: Greg Gutfeld

3: What should the imminent Constitutional Convention consider: Glenn Reynolds

Posted by: filbert at February 25, 2013 09:23 PM (NaNKB)

357 >Are you people goofy or what? Can anyone meet your impossible standards?


There is not enough bandwidth available to answer at this time

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 25, 2013 09:23 PM (8sCoq)

358 That's a longbow pointed at the dog.

That's not a dog, that's a French nobleman.

Posted by: William Jefferson Clinton at February 25, 2013 09:24 PM (Lxw+T)

359 Usually don't drink through the week, thinking of changing that schedule drastically.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 25, 2013 09:20 PM (iuwzS)

I first modified my drinking schedule back in 2008 (November to be more precise). I modified it again in November 2012, and think a four year update cycle just isn't going to cut it in the future!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 25, 2013 09:24 PM (Cnqmv)

360 I looked for more about the gun but nothing.

I did find a story that the dog's name was Cheeseface and that he was supposedly assassinated in 1976. This being National Lampoon, I'm skeptical of that story but I can't find any refutation.

That was back when P.J. O'Rourke was a bit edgier.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 25, 2013 09:24 PM (qyv02)

361 Brit Hume bashin'? I'm gonna have a problem with that.

Posted by: Dang at February 25, 2013 09:24 PM (R18D0)

362 so... Ted Cruz '16?

Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 25, 2013 09:24 PM (BBWjt)

363 Think of Ruth Buzzi.

No thanks, I want my willy to keep working.

Posted by: William Jefferson Clinton at February 25, 2013 09:25 PM (Lxw+T)

364 Brit Hume bashin'? I'm gonna have a problem with that.
Posted by: Dang at February 25, 2013 09:24 PM (R18D0)

Well then son, you got a problem.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 25, 2013 09:25 PM (l86i3)

365 oh never mind, he was born in canada
le sigh

Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 25, 2013 09:25 PM (BBWjt)

366 >Is he your dad or somethin cause if he is I'm sorry.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shameless

OK I laughed

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 25, 2013 09:25 PM (8sCoq)

367 they Always as you said threaten Real workers Cops, military, etc

srsly just let them and pin it on their damn tie clip. if things go bad.
I'm sick of their game

'give me what i want , or the decent guy gets it'

Posted by: willow-ette at February 25, 2013 09:25 PM (nqBYe)

368
Yeah,

I've been saying this for how long?!
Seriously.
And now it's just getting press.
God I should get myself a better platform.

Posted by: tsrblke at February 25, 2013 09:26 PM (GaqMa)

369 teej?

still here?

yes or no?

Posted by: L, elle at February 25, 2013 09:26 PM (0PiQ4)

370 willow, I know, there has to be some point where the blatant scare-mongering just doesn't work anymore.

Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 25, 2013 09:26 PM (BBWjt)

371 Don't think its a .44.

626 not 629.

Posted by: Reckoner at February 25, 2013 09:26 PM (rZ45y)

372 Can you imagine the clown show that a Constitutional convention would end up being? We'd get our asses kicked. Remember how California decided to do redistricting in a non-partisan way? And how that ended up?

Posted by: blaster at February 25, 2013 09:27 PM (/1U3u)

373 361 Brit Hume bashin'? I'm gonna have a problem with that.

Posted by: Dang at February 25, 2013 09:24 PM (R18D0)



Oh. Well in that case.


Show's over boys! Wrap it up! We're moving on!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 25, 2013 09:27 PM (GEICT)

374 Top of the hour ABC radio news and AP news (same thing) is spinning like a top. We are all going to die if something isn't done by Friday.

Posted by: Ronster at February 25, 2013 09:27 PM (dBayF)

375 Yeah,

I've been saying this for how long?!
Seriously.
And now it's just getting press.
God I should get myself a better platform.
Posted by: tsrblke at February 25, 2013 09:26 PM (GaqMa)


If AG or EoJ or Anna Puma Or one of several other rons would only get a blog.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 25, 2013 09:27 PM (l86i3)

376 Posted by: filbert at February 25, 2013 09:23 PM (NaNKB)



I'd watch those debates even though it would mean I would have to see St Hillairity (but with the mute on)!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 25, 2013 09:28 PM (Cnqmv)

377 Can you imagine the clown show that a Constitutional convention would end up being?

Not if enough of us show up with guns.

Posted by: filbert at February 25, 2013 09:29 PM (NaNKB)

378 Here is an idea.

Let's have a hired team of forensic accountants with arrest powers to go over the entire federal budget and expenditures.

Posted by: Miss Marple at February 25, 2013 09:29 PM (GoIUi)

379 BCochran is alive? The Thin Mint OD did not kill him?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 09:29 PM (2HjDP)

380 CO will have to close Fort Carson and The Air Force Academy. Also Shriever and Peterson AFB. People are going to die. Pets will go hungry.

Posted by: Ronster at February 25, 2013 09:29 PM (dBayF)

381
Posted by: blaster at February 25, 2013 09:27 PM (/1U3u)

yup. because it would be a full-blown media circus, and the new Constitution would end up being written in the press. it would be terrible. our current Constitution was only able to be written because there was a media blackout on the proceedings. that is pretty much impossible now.

Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 25, 2013 09:29 PM (BBWjt)

382 Hey AP, I'm on chapter 8.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 25, 2013 09:30 PM (l86i3)

383 Laugh it up OSP. One day I will have a blog. And then Bang - Zoom! To the Moon with you!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 09:30 PM (2HjDP)

384 Let's have a hired team of forensic accountants with arrest powers to go over the entire federal budget and expenditures.

Jessss! And if we ever get back in power, show trials!

Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 25, 2013 09:30 PM (QupBk)

385 Laugh it up OSP. One day I will have a blog. And then Bang - Zoom! To the Moon with you!
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 09:30 PM (2HjDP)


OOOOPS.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 25, 2013 09:31 PM (l86i3)

386 LOL OSP. Chapter 8 huh. Gathering steam with the team there.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 09:32 PM (2HjDP)

387 I'm here AP. And I'm currently eating Thin Mints.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 25, 2013 09:32 PM (GEICT)

388 Let's have a hired team of forensic accountants with arrest powers to go over the entire federal budget and expenditures.

Jessss! And if we ever get back in power, show trials!
Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 25, 2013 09:30 PM (QupBk)


I want hangings. And I want a six person Gallows built by non union workers on the white house lawn.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 25, 2013 09:32 PM (l86i3)

389 Maybe I should watch American Idol. Less depressing?

Posted by: Ronster at February 25, 2013 09:33 PM (dBayF)

390 You gotta admit, suicide letters to Santa is pretty awesome.

Posted by: Quvenzhané Wallis at February 25, 2013 09:33 PM (Lxw+T)

391 I'm here AP. And I'm currently eating Thin Mints.

Posted by: BCochran1981

Did those boxes get smaller again this year or what?

Posted by: Dang at February 25, 2013 09:33 PM (R18D0)

392 Think about it a bunch of Constitutional experts like Laurence Tribe and SCOAMF and probably Mrs. SCOAMF would be in charge and it would be pitched by Matt Damon and George Clooney and Cameron Diaz.

Posted by: blaster at February 25, 2013 09:33 PM (/1U3u)

393 willow, I know, there has to be some point where the blatant scare-mongering just doesn't work anymore.


Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 25, 2013 09:26 PM (BBWjt)

everything they do has been emotional , financial , blackmail to get there way ON everything
They'll drag out the babies that will be hurt if they don't get their way. It's pathetic I want them to wear their own flop sweat , i'm tired of the ongoing stress and their tricks.

Posted by: willow-ette at February 25, 2013 09:33 PM (nqBYe)

394 Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 25, 2013 09:29 PM (BBWjt)

The original Constitution was also written by intelligent well-read and self-made men that were not schooled by a state establishment.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 25, 2013 09:33 PM (Cnqmv)

395 LOL OSP. Chapter 8 huh. Gathering steam with the team there.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 09:32 PM (2HjDP)

Yes, T just had it out with the director over her team picks. She played her trump card, Liz.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 25, 2013 09:34 PM (l86i3)

396 And I'm currently eating Thin Mints.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 25, 2013 09:32 PM (GEICT)

perk

Posted by: willow-ette at February 25, 2013 09:34 PM (nqBYe)

397 I can see it now...

WOLF BLITZED: Latest news from the Article V Convention, breaking news is that the delegates have decided to keep the practice of electing two Senators from each state! I have on the line here Delegate Dumbfuck from Mississippi, can you explain to our audience why the convention decided to keep the undemocratic practice of electing two senators from each state, and how this might impact the women and children of populous states like California?

Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 25, 2013 09:34 PM (BBWjt)

398 The original Constitution was also written by intelligent well-read and
self-made men that were not schooled by a state establishment.


Ah, now this is a good point.

Posted by: filbert at February 25, 2013 09:34 PM (NaNKB)

399 I'm still pissed that we didn't have Bin Laden's head on a pike on the Whitehouse lawn. Then have his polished skull preserved in an amber orb that the incoming president has to hold in his hand while taking the oath of office.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 25, 2013 09:35 PM (QupBk)

400 Pets will go hungry.

Posted by: Ronster at February 25, 2013 09:29 PM (dBayF)

Of course they will, cause grandma's gonna be eating the pet food.

Posted by: Dems and MFM (BIRM) at February 25, 2013 09:36 PM (Ks9M3)

401 I wonder why that 2% cut only seems to hit the most vulnerable and sympathetic characters and situations.

Almost like it was deliberate.

Posted by: a fallen turnip in the middle of the road at February 25, 2013 09:36 PM (Lxw+T)

402 And the real truth is that there isn't going to be an Article V Convention because the federal government would not recognize its legitimacy even if 2/3rds of the states demanded it.

Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 25, 2013 09:36 PM (BBWjt)

403 *twitching*


thinmintsthinmints....tagalongs....AHAHAHA.....smaller boxes..DON'T TOUCH THE COOKIES....

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 25, 2013 09:37 PM (GEICT)

404 Can you imagine the clown show that a Constitutional convention would end up being?

for goodness sake have you listened to half the country lately?

they will write free everything from birth to grave except for those other folks
and the rich
and the jews
and the conservatives
and the libertarians
and eveyone ELSE works forvermore for them.

Posted by: willow-ette at February 25, 2013 09:37 PM (nqBYe)

405 toby928, I am with you.

If we ever go to war again I am going to punch in the face any of those people who whine about being caring about the opposition.

In my opinion, the next American president should announce in his inaugural address that ANY attack will be met with force and fury. Complete annihilation will be their fate. No quarter.

And any whiners in the US will be met with complete scorn and will be ignored.

Posted by: Miss Marple at February 25, 2013 09:38 PM (GoIUi)

406 mmm cookies

Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 25, 2013 09:38 PM (BBWjt)

407 Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 25, 2013 09:34 PM (BBWjt)

There needs to be a line in there about impact on minority populations as well, as in "Why don't you support having a Senator from each ethnic group present in each State to properly represent the diversity of our wonderful country?"

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 25, 2013 09:39 PM (Cnqmv)

408 That can be bad juju there OSP in the world of back-stabbing inside the Beltway. There could be an 'accidental' leak to a tame reporter. And its a trump card that should only be used in extremis.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 09:39 PM (2HjDP)

409 Some nonprofit[/] out of New York providing pet food stamps. The country has gone to hell.

Posted by: Ronster at February 25, 2013 09:39 PM (dBayF)

410 Not just any cookies, Thin Mint cookies...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 09:40 PM (2HjDP)

411 No!

Posted by: Ronster at February 25, 2013 09:40 PM (dBayF)

412 Not just any cookies, Thin Mint cookies...


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 09:40 PM (2HjDP)

xactly

Posted by: willow-ette at February 25, 2013 09:41 PM (nqBYe)

413 well hell, they are *thin* mint cookies
so go ahead and eat up, BCochran

Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 25, 2013 09:41 PM (BBWjt)

414 Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 25, 2013 09:36 PM (BBWjt)


Hard to argue with 4 bn rounds of HP ammo, comrade!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 25, 2013 09:41 PM (Cnqmv)

415 Rand Paul is good on Hannity. Detailing the waste and foolishness spent and pointing out that the president could have cut those things.

Posted by: Miss Marple at February 25, 2013 09:41 PM (GoIUi)

416 Before Bruce Willis and Ben Aflack went into space with Armageddon. Richard Crenna in an NBC made for TV three hour movie called 'A Fire In The Sky.'

Phoenix getting blasted by a comet.
http://youtu.be/eOcdS8fAcO4

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 09:42 PM (2HjDP)

417 And the real truth is that there isn't going to be an Article V
Convention because the federal government would not recognize its
legitimacy even if 2/3rds of the states demanded it.


Yep, that's the problem. The federal government daily seems to act as if it no longer recognizes the Constitution as a legitimate governing document.

Of course, that document is the sole source of the legitimacy of the federal government.

Therefore . . .


Posted by: filbert at February 25, 2013 09:43 PM (NaNKB)

418
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 25, 2013 09:39 PM (Cnqmv)

exactly.
there is no way in today's culture to recreate the conditions in 1787 that produced our Constitution of today. we don't have the statesmen of that caliber, and we don't have a media that would respect the blackout necessary to have such deliberations.
We either have (a) our current constitution, or (b) some new one that is created as a result of war, not out of some convention.

Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 25, 2013 09:43 PM (BBWjt)

419 Rand Paul is good on Hannity. Detailing the waste
and foolishness spent and pointing out that the president could have cut
those things.


Posted by: Miss Marple at February 25, 2013 09:41 PM (GoIUi)

Too bad no one in the Republican leadership will back him (Rand) on this and follow up!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 25, 2013 09:43 PM (Cnqmv)

420 Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 25, 2013 09:43 PM (BBWjt)

And it appears that much of the populace is just fine with ignoring the restrictions placed on government by the current Constitution! So, in reality we don't even have that ...

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 25, 2013 09:47 PM (Cnqmv)

421 And it appears that much of the populace is just
fine with ignoring the restrictions placed on government by the current
Constitution! So, in reality we don't even have that ...


Posted by: Hrothgar at February 25, 2013 09:47 PM (Cnqmv)

that's the biggest issue.
they will vote for MORE govt interference in all aspects of life
zero freedom, unless given special permission to drink a soda and salt your fries

Posted by: willow-ette at February 25, 2013 09:50 PM (nqBYe)

422 Husband and I just finished watching Zero Dark Thirty.

I know why the Academy hated it. It didn't pay homage to Teh Won.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 25, 2013 09:50 PM (UOM48)

423
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 25, 2013 09:47 PM (Cnqmv)

well, I think they support the abstract notion of a constitution. they just don't support every technical detail.

Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 25, 2013 09:50 PM (BBWjt)

424 The Junta will not be denied.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at February 25, 2013 09:54 PM (3kI4r)

425 378
Here is an idea.

Let's have a hired team of forensic accountants with arrest powers to go over the entire federal budget and expenditures.


Posted by: Miss Marple at February 25, 2013 09:29 PM (GoIUi)

We know its pretty bad....but if that happened, I bet even we would shat ourselves how much waste and fraud was going on. The march would be on.

Posted by: Red Shirt at February 25, 2013 09:56 PM (FIDMq)

426 well, I think they support the abstract notion of a constitution. they just don't support every technical detail.


Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 25, 2013 09:50 PM (BBWjt)

They support the abstract concept of a constitution because it maintains the veneer of a legitimate government!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 25, 2013 10:02 PM (Cnqmv)

427 130
Now, why did the NYT allow a reporter on Fox? That is weird in and of

itself. And he was quietly critical of Obama and not crazy in suppoting

him, as leftists usually are.So, perhaps things are changing. Maybe

someone on the NYT has discovered something which makes them want Obama

out. Perhaps that is my hopeful thinking, but it was very strange to see

that guy there.

--

That is interesting. I haven't
watched Fox since the election, but I don't remember seeing anyone from
the NYT there since O's first election. Given how afraid the MSM is to
offend O, this is a good sign. Maybe, just maybe, they've finally
figured out O isn't giving them any access anyway, so what are they
really losing?


*****************

Jeff Zeleny of the
NYT has appeared occasionally on Fox News for the past several years.
He's always been pretty much in the middle-if-the-road in his comments,
iow he's not your typical NYT "journalist".

Jeff Peters, OTOH, is a new NYT face on Fox News.

Posted by: Zombie Joseph Pulitzer at February 25, 2013 10:04 PM (o6qwg)

428 National Lampoon, in their 100th issue, about this cover: "You did. We didn't. Stop worrying about it."

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 25, 2013 10:10 PM (xjpRj)

429 425
378

Here is an idea.

Let's have a hired team of forensic accountants with arrest powers to go over the entire federal budget and expenditures.




Posted by: Miss Marple at February 25, 2013 09:29 PM (GoIUi)

We
know its pretty bad....but if that happened, I bet even we would shat
ourselves how much waste and fraud was going on. The march would be on.


Posted by: Red Shirt at February 25, 2013 09:56 PM (FIDMq)


Ummmm...guys.....there aren't that many forensic accountants in existence.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 25, 2013 10:25 PM (kaalw)

430 The gun is a Smith and Wesson. Its not a model 19. It is a 357. Its model number, given the adjustable sights, is dependent upon the decade of manufacture. What fraking difference does it make; the dog is stew meat for Barry once the trigger is squeezed?

Posted by: angel with a sword at February 25, 2013 11:40 PM (LCb5K)

431
Probably a dead thread, just came to comment on the revolver, and lo and behold the last comment is on that subject.

Don't know, but looks like a 2.5-inch Model 66 to me. It really does. Also, as I just passed on one for sale here locally, and a snub K-frame has been the only gun on my list for some time, perhaps I'm seeing things ..... Model 19 would of course be the blued version. I really prefer one of those in the snub, but alas in idiotic CA all SW revolvers of yore are hard to come by, can't be bought out of state, etc.

Back on topic - the "Washington Monument strategy", as this ridiculous hostage-taking tactic was known back in ancient times when I worked on the Hill and saw budget show-downs up close, is a fitting tribute to the idiocy and degradation of America today. That anything like this can be taken seriously, at any level, notwithstanding histrionic press distortion, is an irredeemable condemnation of the collapse of our civic culture.

Still recall how much I loved the two (?) short "layoffs" in 1994 (?) resulting from the Newt/Clintidiot showdown. The lifers at my agency were apoplectic, of course. Imagine a week or two of your career off, time to clean out the garage, sleep in, etc. They were besides themselves. I went to the gym, shopped for hockey equipment, read, and enjoyed myself. Kinda says it all about the majority of folks currently drawn to federal employment, at least on the extremely non-essential civilian side (though we were in the foreign policy side of things).

Posted by: non-purist at February 26, 2013 12:49 AM (afQnV)

Posted by: Vic at February 26, 2013 06:44 AM (53z96)

433
Since Americans aren't as smart as career politicians we demand 3 term limits for all and no retirement just put these corrupt self interest politicians in the Social Security systems and make them live like every one else and wonder where their next meal comes from or can make a house payment.

Posted by: Rodney Keyser at February 26, 2013 07:24 AM (EKLIP)

434 I was in Prince Edward Island Canada and a woman told me she would NEVER buy vegetables from a farm stand because the government doesn't inspect them. Is this what is coming for us? No raw milk or cheeses, being told how much soda we can drink and what portions our meals must be, etc.

Posted by: Matelot at February 26, 2013 10:03 AM (sFzmY)

435 Don't be surprised if we do have a "terrorist" attack (generated by the O and homeland security)so he can exact more damage on America. Then he can blame Republicans and stampede citizens to demand an increase in spending all to help Zero lock down his real agenda. E.V.I.L.

Posted by: bob-o-link at February 26, 2013 04:54 PM (IaQQi)






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