Flake Is Playing the GOP: He's Demanding the GOP Placate the Strategically Implacable Ford, While Simultaneously Planning to Vote "Present" on Kavanaugh

We are bending over backwards to accommodate this cuck, who's trying to get a high-paying analyst gig at CNN or MSNBC and could surely use some liberal appreciation to get his salary as high as possible, while he demands that we endlessly give in to Ford's delaying tactics...



And now we find out his vote is ungettable -- he's already decided to give the GOP one last knife in the back:




A friend says we can't even subpoena Ford, because we need a majority of votes for that, and the quisling cuck Flake will not vote in favor of it.

He's deliberately sabotaging the GOP -- as liberal cucks do.

And then their fellow liberals whine and howl when we attempt to primary these guys out of the party.

Another friend has been saying for some time: "The fake-conservative cucks are the Defeat Mechanism of conservatism." It is only because we permit liberals to obtain positions of power within an ostensibly conservative party that we are forever in this position of having to win over liberal votes in our own fucking "conservative" party.

And of course people like Flake, Corker, Murkowski, and before them, the original backstabbing "maverick" McCain, are always there to drive the knife in our backs at the most critical moments.

I don't want to hear another goddamn word from the cucks about the danger of primarying people who are plainly on the other side.

And notice the cucks get the most excited by the most liberal Republican candidates possible -- Sasse, Gardiner, etc. They always shriek in horror when real conservative candidates are running.

Chess thread below. I don't mean to stomp it but this is big news.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 05:51 PM




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1 So, I guess Grassley caved again?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 22, 2018 05:53 PM (9BLnV)

2 First?

Posted by: I Smell Something Rotten at September 22, 2018 05:53 PM (LZEYe)

3 Crap...

Posted by: I Smell Something Rotten at September 22, 2018 05:53 PM (LZEYe)

4 Flake is an absolute idiot.

Posted by: Old Blue at September 22, 2018 05:53 PM (gEvQ8)

5 There was a 2nd Groper on the "Grass-ley" knoll...

Posted by: I Smell Something Rotten at September 22, 2018 05:53 PM (LZEYe)

6 Strip him his Committee seat. Followed by a big FU.

Posted by: Ever at September 22, 2018 05:54 PM (OLS0m)

7 I'm resigned to losing this battle I guess. I'll still raise hell about it, but we're fkd.

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 05:54 PM (mk9aG)

8 Soon.

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 05:54 PM (MVjcR)

9 Flake. Worthless.

But I think it is important to remember that the press is unreliable.

The Monday meeting to vote on Kavanaugh is still on.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 05:55 PM (DH5wZ)

10 If he votes present, they still have 50 votes right?

Posted by: Myriad Jack at September 22, 2018 05:55 PM (u/Uwa)

11 It really takes a special kind of asshole to want to be a US Senator.

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 22, 2018 05:55 PM (xPl2J)

12 Give her the damn FBI investigation then charge her w 18 usc 1001.

Posted by: Ever at September 22, 2018 05:55 PM (OLS0m)

13 >>>1 So, I guess Grassley caved again?


see what I added: Flake is forcing him to continually bend to Ford, because Flake is pretending he might vote for Kavanaugh if appeased.

But it came out today that his vote is ungettable.

He really wants a CNN or MSNBC gig.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2018 05:56 PM (PA9oZ)

14 >>>10 If he votes present, they still have 50 votes right?


maybe. He will be voted out of committee with "no recommendation" because Flake will vote "present" and the vote will be ten in favor, ten against, and one present -- a tie, and therefore no recommendation.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2018 05:57 PM (PA9oZ)

15 If he votes present, they still have 50 votes right?

Posted by: Myriad Jack at September 22, 2018 05:55 PM (u/Uwa)

If you like having faith in Corker, Murkowski, and Collins. We'll lose the bitches when Ford gives her weepy testimony and talks about how this has affected her all of her life, blah, blah, blah.

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 22, 2018 05:57 PM (xPl2J)

16 The nomination can go to the full Senate regardless of the committee vote.

Posted by: Miklos, saying let it roll at September 22, 2018 05:57 PM (zCyNd)

17 Even if we gain seats in next election, will we be able to successfully place a SC justice? Doesn't look like it, not as long as our politics and culture are dominated by female hysteria.

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 05:58 PM (mk9aG)

18 It's incredible that a committee allows "present" votes.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 22, 2018 05:58 PM (PRfdc)

19 12 Give her the damn FBI investigation then charge her w 18 usc 1001.
Posted by: Ever at September 22, 2018 05:55 PM (OLS0m)
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Yeah! ^^^THIS!^^^. A thousand times ^^^THIS!!!!^^^

What's 18 USC 1001?

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 05:58 PM (MVjcR)

20 If Flake isn't going to vote Yes anyway, how does he have any power to hold up the vote?

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 05:58 PM (lwiT4)

21 Wray probably worked w Kavanaugh. Let him go after the real law breaker.

Posted by: Ever at September 22, 2018 05:59 PM (OLS0m)

22 Because the VP can't step into committees, can he?

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 22, 2018 05:59 PM (PRfdc)

23 Because the VP can't step into committees, can he?

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 22, 2018 05:59 PM (PRfdc)

He is the presiding officer if he chooses. He can take McConnell's gavel and authority at any time.

Posted by: Miklos, saying let it rock at September 22, 2018 06:00 PM (zCyNd)

24 Another look at Grump's idea for an unique new party he introduced about 6 months ago?

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:00 PM (ALaia)

25 The nomination can go to the full Senate regardless of the committee vote.


IF McConnell can get 50%+1 of the Senators voting and present.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:00 PM (yQpMk)

26 It's incredible that a committee allows "present" votes.
Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 22, 2018 05:58 PM (PRfdc)
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It's how Obama got where he is today.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2018 06:00 PM (C1PQi)

27 Another look at Grump's idea for an unique new party he introduced about 6 months ago?

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:00 PM (ALaia)

Within days there would be NeverGrumpers.

Posted by: Miklos, again predictifyin' at September 22, 2018 06:01 PM (zCyNd)

28 What's 18 USC 1001 - Knowingly making false or misleading statements

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 22, 2018 06:01 PM (1g7ch)

29 This is all hinging on someone's muddled memories from over three decades ago.

The demtards say "Boo" and the Repubs jump 15 feet backwards. Again.

What a cluster.

Posted by: washrivergal at September 22, 2018 06:01 PM (dI3/S)

30 IF McConnell can get 50%+1 of the Senators voting and present.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:00 PM (yQpMk)



Is that what they did with Thomas?

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 06:01 PM (lwiT4)

31 see what I added: Flake is forcing him to continually bend to Ford, because Flake is pretending he might vote for Kavanaugh if appeased.

But it came out today that his vote is ungettable.

He really wants a CNN or MSNBC gig.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2018 05:56 PM (PA9oZ)

I saw that, but since it is after the next red line time stamp, I haven't seen anything where Grassley said, "Fuck da bitch. We're voting Monday."

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 22, 2018 06:01 PM (9BLnV)

32 As soon as Grassley said "this is a serious charge that deserves investigation," it was over. That was what, a week ago?

Plus now we got Grassley staying up way too late at night, trying to make decisions while woozy.

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 06:01 PM (mk9aG)

33 Make him pay.

Posted by: Traddy at September 22, 2018 06:02 PM (5f0Sh)

34 19 12 Give her the damn FBI investigation then charge her w 18 usc 1001.
Posted by: Ever at September 22, 2018 05:55 PM (OLS0m)
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Yeah! ^^^THIS!^^^. A thousand times ^^^THIS!!!!^^^

What's 18 USC 1001?
Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 05:58 PM (MVjcR)

All I know is it involves late nights, lots of pizza dinners, and no regrets for a few months.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:02 PM (ALaia)

35 These guys hate Trump and keep doing the things that produced Trump. If they kill this nomination there is absolutely no chance the establishment will make a comeback after Trump. Republicans will be apoplectic.

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 22, 2018 06:02 PM (xPl2J)

36 One question, among others, why is someone who has said he was not seeking reelection allowed to serve on any committee, let alone the Judiciary committee one of the most important committees being as it can materially affect the trajectory of the courts.
McConnell has allowed someone he has no leverage over serve on this committee.

I think I am going to lose my fucking mind.

The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 06:03 PM (kT3/m)

37 Make him pay.

How? He's quitting.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 22, 2018 06:03 PM (oVJmc)

38 28 What's 18 USC 1001 - Knowingly making false or misleading statements
Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 22, 2018 06:01 PM (1g7ch)
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Stack the charges! Add "Being An Asshole".

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 06:03 PM (MVjcR)

39 In the first fifty!

Can K get confirmed without Flake?

Posted by: doug whiddon at September 22, 2018 06:04 PM (ek0tc)

40 How? He's quitting.


Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 22, 2018 06:03 PM (oVJmc)

Make his life hell. The left has figured this out. Maybe it's time that we did too.

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 22, 2018 06:04 PM (xPl2J)

41 You ask for fail theater, folks, I give you the GOP Senate!

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at September 22, 2018 06:04 PM (v1udk)

42 Let the FBI look at that carefully scrubbed social media, emails etc. Interview her sniveling husband and supportive friends. How long should it take? A week?

Posted by: Ever at September 22, 2018 06:04 PM (OLS0m)

43 Flake was a solid conservative in the state senate. That was why he got elected to the US Senate. After he got there he changed completely. To the point no one recognized who he was here in AZ. His approval plunged to 12% statewide. WTF happened? I think it was McTumor. That SOB screwed this state hard.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 06:04 PM (l7Kbv)

44 I think earlier I was castigated for saying I bet Flake was behind all of this, it's looking like my hunch was right.

Posted by: Blago at September 22, 2018 06:04 PM (UfkIY)

45 Timely. A friend just told me it's not FNM that's our problem. It's the cuckservatives.

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 06:04 PM (Zxs9d)

46 #Nevers are useless pieces of shit

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 06:05 PM (T4oHT)

47 "w 18 usc 1001" Lying to feds.

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 06:05 PM (mk9aG)

48 Questions that I'd like an answer to that no journalist is asking. Ford is working with the activist that prepped Anita Hill for her testimony. How long has that been going on? When did she hire activist lawyer Katz? I saw one report (or rumor) that it was Ford herself that made an anonymous tip to the WaPo tip line in July, about the same time that ChiDiFi got the letter. Why, exactly, won't ChiFiDi release the original letter. Another unsubstantiated claim is that Ford's husband had a hand in pointing the finger at Kavanaugh in 2012 because he said that Brett could be appointed to the SC and needed to be stopped. If true, why wait until now?

Posted by: Old Blue at September 22, 2018 06:05 PM (gEvQ8)

49 Is that what they did with Thomas?

I thought he was voted out. The committee has 4 options: recommend in favor, recommend against, no recommendation, or take no action. The last one is the one they Democrats want because then McConnell has to pry it out of the committee with as discharge petition, or, I think, he has to wait a day to put it on the calendar.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:06 PM (yQpMk)

50 When did she hire activist lawyer Katz?

It's more likely that Katz hired her.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 22, 2018 06:06 PM (oVJmc)

51 The Most Dangerous Game Party.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:06 PM (ALaia)

52 This is the most recent official statement from the Judiciary Committee

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybdhntb3

The press, as I say, is unreliable. Despite Drudge's red letter headline, she has not agreed to testify. she has only agreed to keep negotiating.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 06:06 PM (DH5wZ)

53 Let the FBI look at that carefully scrubbed social media, emails etc. Interview her sniveling husband and supportive friends. How long should it take? A week?
Posted by: Ever at September 22, 2018 06:04 PM (OLS0m)


Ford was probably a big proponant of teaching grade school kids about putting the condom on the banana.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 22, 2018 06:06 PM (1g7ch)

54 Ford can't possibly dress for the Senate hearing in time? THAT'S their excuse??? OH FTS!

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 06:07 PM (l7Kbv)

55 Writing flake off may be a blessing in disguise. Go without him.

Posted by: SH at September 22, 2018 06:07 PM (ZnZ+m)

56 Hopefully the investigation will involve all the professional scrubbing.

It won't, of course, but it should.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 22, 2018 06:07 PM (PRfdc)

57 I said days ago that Flake has been looking for a huge "McCain moment" to springboard his post-Republican life. And I assure you, there are other cowards thrilled that Flake is giving them "cover".

Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 22, 2018 06:07 PM (55orB)

58 Sasse has been a rockstar through this. Amazing leadership. /s

Posted by: SH at September 22, 2018 06:08 PM (ZnZ+m)

59 If this hearing goes off I am saying it has every way of going bad for Republicans

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 06:08 PM (T4oHT)

60 This is the most recent official statement from the Judiciary Committee



https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybdhntb3



The press, as I say, is unreliable. Despite Drudge's red letter
headline, she has not agreed to testify. she has only agreed to keep
negotiating.





Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 06:06 PM (DH5wZ)



Thanks blaster.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 06:08 PM (lwiT4)

61 Our thoughts and prayers are with the Flake family. Sending positive vibes and shit.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:08 PM (ALaia)

62 I remember last Sunday when I said Flake has killed the nomination and was called a Neveratrumper commie troll.

Good times....

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:08 PM (pUZdr)

63 How long should it take? A week?

-

I wouldn't be surprised if a strozk was involved.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 22, 2018 06:09 PM (PRfdc)

64 I thought he was voted out. The committee has 4 options: recommend in favor, recommend against, no recommendation, or take no action. The last one is the one they Democrats want because then McConnell has to pry it out of the committee with as discharge petition, or, I think, he has to wait a day to put it on the calendar.
Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:06 PM (yQpMk)

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I believe Thomas was voted on in the Senate with no recommendation from Committee.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 06:09 PM (I16G8)

65
Where was this Ace during Mike Castle?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:09 PM (zyDRC)

66 Let Kav crash and burn:

Then can Sessions and make Kav the new AG via recess appointment. Or McConnell can probably ramrod through some midnight session confirmation for Trump. Either way, get him in, wind him up, and let him go.

Oh, i know it won't happen.

But it's a fun scenario to think about.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 22, 2018 06:09 PM (BRvh1)

67 Just to show how douchey Jeff Flake is, he's in Jon Kyl's former Senate seat, and Kyl was recently appointed by the Governor to basically ensure Kavanaugh was confirmed.

I know thee's no honor among thieves, but Jon Kyl did a lot to make sure Flake won that seat after him. back then he was known as a solid conservative not looking for gig at MSNBC.

I would have thought Flake could at least extend some courtesy to Kyl to vote for a SC nominee.

Posted by: Blago at September 22, 2018 06:10 PM (UfkIY)

68 Posted by: Blago at September 22, 2018 06:04 PM

AoS is filled with skilled messenger shooters.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 22, 2018 06:10 PM (55orB)

69 Do Republicans have no pride? Aren't they embarrassed to let this hysterical liberal prof lead them around by the nose?

How will any future SC nominee ever feel safe to accept a nomination again?

With ZERO Republican protection?

Come to think of it....WHEN HAS A REPUBLICAN EVER PROTECTED THEIR CANDIDATES OR EVEN THEIR VOTERS?

And what about their REPUBLICAN WOMEN voters...when do they protect us? So do they expect us to reward them at the polls?

Fuck that!

Posted by: Pam at September 22, 2018 06:10 PM (qRq6C)

70 I read somewhere that the current confirmation hearing system goes back to when anti semites wanted to stop Brandeis from being on the court.

Posted by: steevy at September 22, 2018 06:11 PM (mCMQ5)

71 Also what this travesty and fiasco starkly illustrates is that the GOP will not defend, will not protect, will not shield from slander or humiliation any of it's candidates or nominees.

GOP nominees will have to go through the gauntlet if they want to get on the SCOTUS.

What it also does is set a precedent that vague, uncorroborated, unsubstantiated, impossible to verify, impossible to defend charges can be leveled against a nominee and taken seriously at the denouement of what has become an increasingly embarrassing, disorganized freak show and nightmare of a SCOTUS confirmation process.

WE DON'T EVEN KNOW WHO THIS WOMAN IS.

Literally anybody can come striding into the committee room at this point and say they are the accuser and who the fuck except the forces of evil and satan would know the difference.

The GOP is an ideologically confused, disorganized, incompetent, dysfunctional party of free agents and assholes and is most assuredly, an illegitimate political party as properly understood.


The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 06:11 PM (kT3/m)

72
btw, IF she ever does "testify" before the committee, DO NOT expect her to be on the witness stand!

Do Not expect her to be grilled.

Do Not expect ANY Republican to ask a single tough question of skepticism.

She will be ASKED to provide "more deatils" "if possible." And that's it.


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:11 PM (zyDRC)

73 AoS is filled with skilled messenger shooters.


In fairness, the message is all whine not facts.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:11 PM (yQpMk)

74 Oh fuck off with your victory lap you annoying bitch.

Posted by: steevy at September 22, 2018 06:12 PM (mCMQ5)

75 The only hope anybody has is if Tua blows out his Achilles.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:12 PM (ALaia)

76 Okay, here is a question.

Her parents are still alive. Her siblings are still alive. Why are the only 'family' willing to put their names to anything are her in-laws? Is it because she alienated her actual family during her slut years?

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 06:12 PM (l7Kbv)

77 Id the GOP picks up a couple more Senate seats we don't have to worry about Flake types

Posted by: Iasonas at September 22, 2018 06:12 PM (MIvRT)

78 I've been offline. I heard Ballsey agreed to testify. Did Grassley keep his 3 main conditions?

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 06:12 PM (Zxs9d)

79 Make his life hell. The left has figured this out. Maybe it's time that we did too.
Posted by: Mark1971 at September 22, 2018 06:04 PM (xPl2J)

Make it clear to Flake that if he torpedoes this the R's will make a priority to passing ala carte cable regulations, which will end his future cable commentator dreams.

And then do it anyway, a symbolic head on a pike to signal others that there will be a cost, much like the Dems do.

Posted by: Bete says screw Flake at September 22, 2018 06:12 PM (F9322)

80 The only hope anybody has is if Tua blows out his Achilles.


Then the 26-2 Jalen Hurts comes in.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:13 PM (yQpMk)

81 My tenuous grasp on self-control seems to be slipping.

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 06:14 PM (MVjcR)

82 Is it because she alienated her actual family during her slut years?

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 06:12 PM (l7Kbv)



I heard that she is estranged from her parents, and possibly a brother as well. But I don't know how solid that info is.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 06:14 PM (lwiT4)

83 Any cross question will set her off in tears, which will mean needed time outs if not another day to compose herself.

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 06:14 PM (T4oHT)

84 I'll wait to hear it from Flake.

Posted by: Ha at September 22, 2018 06:14 PM (MAstk)

85 I guess we can hope that Beth Wilkinson has something up her sleeve.

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 22, 2018 06:14 PM (xPl2J)

86 Its called party discipline and the Republicans don't have it at all. They may have a "majority", but then again, they don't really.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2018 06:14 PM (EZebt)

87 I still think there is something heavy to drop on Ford if she shows. I don't know why not drop it now.

I still have the thought that Whelan's tweets were purposeful. I think it is interesting that the MFM isn't trumpeting that "failure." I know, it has some tweeters all atwitter, but CNN isn't trumpeting the failure of Kavanaugh allies in an conspiracy theory.

The key bit of info to me was that Whelan (and thus the WH) apparently knows the identity of the second girl, because he had the house on the map. Ford has not asked for her testimony - only for Judge, which Grassley has denied.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 06:15 PM (DH5wZ)

88
I know our Chief Justice is Julia Roberts, but does he have the power to suspend the opening of the SCOTUS until Kavanaugh is seated?


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 22, 2018 06:15 PM (/9p9e)

89 76. That may be why Trump threw in the 'loving family' dig when he tweeted.

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 06:15 PM (Zxs9d)

90 I'll wait to hear it from Flake.

Posted by: Ha at September 22, 2018 06:14 PM (MAstk)

Oh, he'll tell you. In a floor speech from the Senate. He'll bloviate for 20 minutes before he gets around to the answer.

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 22, 2018 06:15 PM (xPl2J)

91 I heard Ballsey agreed to testify. Did Grassley keep his 3 main conditions?

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 06:12 PM (Zxs9d)


She agreed to come on a different day, subject to other details being worked out. So, not an acceptance.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 06:15 PM (lwiT4)

92 Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:11 PM

And if and when those "whines" become prophecy, do we get any credit for knowing how the land lies?

Nah. Way too much to ask for.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 22, 2018 06:15 PM (55orB)

93 The only hope anybody has is if Tua blows out his Achilles.

I thought it was Hector who got Achilles and dragged him around the city walls.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 22, 2018 06:15 PM (fuK7c)

94
Lookit, we know she's lying. The Democrats know she's lying. The Republicans know she's lying. The Fake News knows she's lying. And she knows everyone knows she's lying.

The reason why the Republicans are still scared is because the the dreaded-imaginary "optics" and they're lousy at politics. So they need to play this game. The game in which rules only apply to one side.

Bottom Line: The Republicans, as usual, are esaily getting outfoxed at every turn when they're clearly in the "right."

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:15 PM (zyDRC)

95 Fine. End this.

No deal. Vote Monday. Send it to the floor and let the chips fall where they may.

Oh and The Flake? DIAF you duplicitous back-stabbing pile of rrancid putrid pig shit.

Not that I have any strong feelings about this.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 06:16 PM (9TYxj)

96 77

Yup.

Posted by: Ha at September 22, 2018 06:16 PM (MAstk)

97 Well if 'source' based stuff is ok...


DING, DING, DING:

@costareports

POTUS has told several people on Fri. and Sat. that he's not going to fire the deputy AG and is suspicious of anything that even tangentially involves McCabe, according to three advisers familiar with the ongoing discussions...


I fucking toldja. I told all 'ja.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 22, 2018 06:16 PM (c07y/)

98 Alternatively, we could go with our original founding document and fix all of this nonsense. Arrest them and confiscate all their assets. It will cost you and almost everyone else their day job though. You could make up for the lost income the old fashioned way.

Posted by: Gehnjis Caahhn at September 22, 2018 06:16 PM (JjwF2)

99 And when Flake and Corker are gone, Sasse and Gardiner will step up as the 2 new Democrats with an R next to their name.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:16 PM (pUZdr)

100 And if and when those "whines" become prophecy, do we get any credit for knowing how the land lies?


Yes, yes you will. At least if you keep it to predictions and facts and not daily Oh Noes We Boned wails ala #neverskankles.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:16 PM (yQpMk)

101 I know our Chief Justice is Julia Roberts, but does
he have the power to suspend the opening of the SCOTUS until Kavanaugh
is seated?







Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 22, 2018 06:15 PM (/9p9e)


I'm not sure. But it's not critical that Judge Kavanaugh be there on Opening Day.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 06:16 PM (lwiT4)

102 JJ - yes. The chief can run SCOTUS as he wants. But he wont delay. And I dont blame him on that.

Posted by: SH at September 22, 2018 06:17 PM (ZnZ+m)

103 Then the 26-2 Jalen Hurts comes in.
Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:13 PM (yQpMk)

Grump, they lose 2 or 3 games this year if Hurts is starting. Let's be honest. They are unreal with Tua. Kid can play.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:17 PM (ALaia)

104 If you read the latest official announcement from the Committee above, Grassley did not concede much. Most of it was FYNQ.

One of the key things was we will have staff attorneys, and they will be women. And you will like it.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 06:17 PM (DH5wZ)

105 Yeah,here's your credit...BOFA

Posted by: steevy at September 22, 2018 06:17 PM (mCMQ5)

106 What would Dick Lugar do?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2018 06:17 PM (IqV8l)

107 And if and when those "whines" become prophecy, do we get any credit for knowing how the land lies?



Here. Have a cookie.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 06:18 PM (lwiT4)

108 94
Lookit, we know she's lying. The Democrats know she's lying. The Republicans know she's lying. The Fake News knows she's lying. And she knows everyone knows she's lying.

The reason why the Republicans are still scared is because the the dreaded-imaginary "optics" and they're lousy at politics. So they need to play this game. The game in which rules only apply to one side.

Bottom Line: The Republicans, as usual, are esaily getting outfoxed at every turn when they're clearly in the "right."
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:15 PM (zyDRC)


The irony is if the GOP actually pulled a Trump, called her out as a liar (diplomatically or not) and just held the vote, you'd see a Red Wave like you wouldn't believe,

But, GOP's gotta GOP.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 22, 2018 06:18 PM (/9p9e)

109 I heard that she is estranged from her parents, and possibly a brother as well. But I don't know how solid that info is.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 06:14 PM (lwiT4)

They would not call her 'Doctor' after she became a psychologist. That is the word from people who know the family. True? Maybe, maybe not. But no one from her biological family is backing her. Nor is anyone from her actual class.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 06:18 PM (l7Kbv)

110 If you have a safe somewhere filled with pictures, now is the time to use them Cocaine Mitch.

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 22, 2018 06:19 PM (xPl2J)

111 " heard that she is estranged from her parents, and possibly a brother as well. But I don't know how solid that info is."

WaPo story today, her husband said her political zeal was problematic for family. Said she wanted to move out of USA because of the usual "No Trump/No KKK/No Fascist USA" monsters in her head.

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 06:19 PM (mk9aG)

112 Grump, they lose 2 or 3 games this year if Hurts is starting.


Maybe, but he's pretty damn good and would be the starter anywhere else. Good legs, good arm, just doesn't do his checkdowns.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:19 PM (yQpMk)

113 I'm surprised he's just voting 'present', ala Barry O.

I assumed he'd go full tumor host and vote against confirmation.

Burn in hell, I take back all good and positive things I ever said about you in your entire career. Fester, die of disease, unloved by left and right. Know the contempt that traitors alone feel. May your turned cloak never give you warmth or comfort.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, well-armed dreg of society at September 22, 2018 06:19 PM (xJa6I)

114 Thought: Ford's I'll-Testify-Wait-No-I-Won't-Wait-Now-I-Will-Wait-I-Just-Need-Another-Day-Wait-I-Can't-Fly Tactics Are a One-Woman Version of the Left's Coordinated Interruptions and Disruptions to Delay the Hearings at Their Start

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2018 06:20 PM (PA9oZ)

115 And speaking of Hurts, I expect up 45-16, Hurts will take the ball on the next possession.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:20 PM (yQpMk)

116 OT...Blame it on Rio is so corney by today's standards. Still many good bewb scenes.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:20 PM (pUZdr)

117
Help please:

Did a fake friend come forward to say she was told about this in 2017, and then that fake friend admitted to lying for political purposes? Is that right?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:20 PM (zyDRC)

118 We should buy her a one way boat ticket out of here.

Posted by: SH at September 22, 2018 06:21 PM (ZnZ+m)

119 113 I'm surprised he's just voting 'present', ala Barry O.

I assumed he'd go full tumor host and vote against confirmation.

Burn in hell, I take back all good and positive things I ever said about you in your entire career. Fester, die of disease, unloved by left and right. Know the contempt that traitors alone feel. May your turned cloak never give you warmth or comfort.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, well-armed dreg of society at September 22, 2018 06:19 PM (xJa6I)


It's easier to get a gig as a Faux-servative than as a full on Lefty. Those are dime-a-dozen in media land.

Then again...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 22, 2018 06:21 PM (/9p9e)

120 Andrew McCabe's lawyer is on Ford's legal team.

The state does not get any deeper.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 06:21 PM (DH5wZ)

121 Sure,try to placate the horde by mentioning boobs....it might work.

Posted by: steevy at September 22, 2018 06:21 PM (mCMQ5)

Posted by: goatexchange at September 22, 2018 06:22 PM (6bHl+)

123 WaPo story today, her husband said her political
zeal was problematic for family. Said she wanted to move out of USA
because of the usual "No Trump/No KKK/No Fascist USA" monsters in her
head.



Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 06:19 PM (mk9aG)


So its public information now that she is an idealogue/activist. I wonder if they'll call her on that if she testifies. My guess is they won't.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 06:22 PM (lwiT4)

124 112 Grump, they lose 2 or 3 games this year if Hurts is starting.


Maybe, but he's pretty damn good and would be the starter anywhere else. Good legs, good arm, just doesn't do his checkdowns.
Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:19 PM (yQpMk)

25-3 because Bama loses the Natty last year. Hurts was exposed by Auburn and UGA, hence Tua.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:22 PM (ALaia)

125 I'm not sure which pisses me off more - the jackasses in the GOP, or the left's eager willingness to just trash a persons life and reputation.

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 06:22 PM (MVjcR)

126 111 " heard that she is estranged from her parents, and possibly a brother as well. But I don't know how solid that info is."

WaPo story today, her husband said her political zeal was problematic for family. Said she wanted to move out of USA because of the usual "No Trump/No KKK/No Fascist USA" monsters in her head.
Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 06:19 PM (mk9aG)

++++

No doubt in my mind that she is a piece of work in all areas of her life.

Posted by: washrivergal at September 22, 2018 06:22 PM (dI3/S)

127 Thought: Ford's I'll-Testify-Wait-No-I-Won't-Wait-Now-I-Will-Wait-I-Just-Need-Another-Day-Wait-I-Can't-Fly Tactics Are a One-Woman Version of the Left's Coordinated Interruptions and Disruptions to Delay the Hearings at Their Start
Posted by: ace at September 22, 2018 06:20 PM (PA9oZ)

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

She will never testify at all, and certainly not under oath.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 06:22 PM (I16G8)

128 WaPo story today, her husband said her political zeal was problematic for family. Said she wanted to move out of USA because of the usual "No Trump/No KKK/No Fascist USA" monsters in her head.
Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 06:19 PM (mk9aG)



Her family must have told her if she wants to see a real fascist then look in the mirror.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 22, 2018 06:22 PM (1g7ch)

129
We should buy her a one way boat ticket out of here.
Posted by: SH


A three hour tour

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2018 06:22 PM (IqV8l)

130 Somebody say boobs?

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 06:22 PM (MVjcR)

131 "Did a fake friend come forward to say she was told about this in 2017, and then that fake friend admitted to lying for political purposes? Is that right?" Not quite. The source folded and deleted their trail. Said they had nothing further to offer. Story was obviously contradictory to Ford's.

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 06:22 PM (mk9aG)

132 Kavanaugh deserves to get his good name back. W or w/o the SC nomination, somehow she needs to be decimated w the truth.

Posted by: Ever at September 22, 2018 06:23 PM (OLS0m)

133 Steevy - unfortunately the boob distraction only lasted a few seconds. In normal times a blame it on rio reference would have distracted me for a few minutes.

Posted by: SH at September 22, 2018 06:23 PM (ZnZ+m)

134 She will decline to testify, then "testify" outside of Congress at a rally while the Senate debates.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2018 06:23 PM (PA9oZ)

135 Andrew McCabe's lawyer is on Ford's legal team.



Okay then.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 06:23 PM (lwiT4)

136 Did a fake friend come forward to say she was told about this in 2017, and then that fake friend admitted to lying for political purposes? Is that right?
Posted by: Soothsayer


Person claiming to be a classmate said that she heard other students talking about the incident "for days after".

Then people started pressing her for interviews and the twitters also asked for specifics.

She back tracked a bit, saying she doesn't want the attention and followed that with 'well, I'm not really sure.'

Then, flounced.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 22, 2018 06:23 PM (c07y/)

137 well they could do it without committee (from what I hear ... here) ... and see if Mitch can promise Murky and Collins a new airport and bridge to nowhere ... would they really vote against Kavanaugh based on this charade? And after giving Ford every chance?

Offer Joe Manchin a mansion, if he switches parties?

(and maybe show other evidence, if they or the NSA has the Facebook stuff) ...

idk, just throwing ideas out there. Cucks suck ... and that is really too mild a name for them.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2018 06:23 PM (Cus5s)

138 The left can take away the Kav but they'll never take away the bewbs.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:23 PM (pUZdr)

139 Surely they must have recovered her social media,that shit is almost impossible to permanently disappear.

Posted by: steevy at September 22, 2018 06:23 PM (mCMQ5)

140 Oops, my bad.

I MEANT to ask, "Wasn't there a now-deleted FB age from last year where "Drive Me Home" Ford suggested someone call 'Rape!' on Gorsuch to torpedo his appointment?"

Posted by: goatexchange at September 22, 2018 06:23 PM (6bHl+)

141 Did a fake friend come forward to say she was told
about this in 2017, and then that fake friend admitted to lying for
political purposes? Is that right?


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:20 PM (zyDRC)

Something like that. She said it was all the news all over campus. Said that saying that made her feel empowered. Then took down the post because it had never happened.

Posted by: Old Blue at September 22, 2018 06:23 PM (gEvQ8)

142 25-3 because Bama loses the Natty last year. Hurts was exposed by Auburn and UGA, hence Tua.

*shrug* so many many variables. He might be great, he might goat.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:23 PM (yQpMk)

143 JEFF FLAKE GROPED ME IN THE AIRPORT
I'M SO TRAUMATIZED!!!!!

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 22, 2018 06:24 PM (CE6iV)

144 @104
The question that needs to be answered is why they are accommodating her and allowing her to appear at all to slander and humiliate the GOP nominee?

They have not seen the full, unredacted letter Ford provided to her representative and ChiDi leaked to the press, they have not spoken to her, they do not have a biography of her, they do not have a more fully, contemporaneous and sworn complaint against the accused.

In short, they have allowed themselves to be bullied and muscled into potentially derailing the nomination.

This is not a fucking game, this is not a joke, a very good man and his family are being dragged through the mud and allowed to be slandered be the forces of evil and satan.

This should be the crowning achievement of this mans life instead the GOP has allowed it to become a nightmare.

I blame them for this, I blame them all.

The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 06:24 PM (kT3/m)

145 Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:23 PM (pUZdr)

^^^Nope; The boob doesn't appear to be leaving anytime soon.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 06:24 PM (AllCR)

146
Not quite. The source folded and deleted their
trail. Said they had nothing further to offer. Story was obviously
contradictory to Ford's.

Posted by: gp


Follow up question: While this Falsehood was in the Fake News cycle, did the false accuser's attorney release a statement disavowing it?


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:24 PM (zyDRC)

147 143 Nah,that was the TSA....

Posted by: steevy at September 22, 2018 06:25 PM (mCMQ5)

148 114 Thought: Ford's I'll-Testify-Wait-No-I-Won't-Wait-Now-I-Will-Wait-I-Just-Need-Another-Day-Wait-I-Can't-Fly Tactics Are a One-Woman Version of the Left's Coordinated Interruptions and Disruptions to Delay the Hearings at Their Start
Posted by: ace at September 22, 2018 06:20 PM (PA9oZ)

Hold a vote, then if fails immediately announce Candidate Judge Amy Barrett and steal the feminist thunder before the elections. But this wait and see holding pattern to a terrorist's demands is sad and not working.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:25 PM (ALaia)

149 My tits were not calm this morning. However sanity has prevailed. Pence and McConnell both said this nom would be pushed through. The advantage of having oldtimers in the Senate is that they know arcane rules they can implement,or if necessary make one up. BAMN

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 06:25 PM (Zxs9d)

150
The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.
Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 06:24 PM (kT3/m)

Seconded

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:25 PM (pUZdr)

151 Over half of America: 1) taking names 2) buying ammo 3) getting pissed.

Posted by: Roy at September 22, 2018 06:26 PM (ABjxW)

152 Stop giving flake cover. Call his bluff as well.

Posted by: SH at September 22, 2018 06:26 PM (ZnZ+m)

153 Dog shit eventually dries up and blows away....

Posted by: steevy at September 22, 2018 06:26 PM (mCMQ5)

154 End of the 3rd. One more TD needed to hang a 50 on ATM.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:26 PM (yQpMk)

155
I heard that she is estranged from her parents, and possibly a brother as well. But I don't know how solid that info is.
_________________

Hmmm, interesting. It's been my theory that Ford actually was sexually molested by someone in her childhood, although I don't believe for a moment that it was Kavanaugh.

Her extreme promiscuity in college, with a reported 60+ sex partners, suggests something went very wrong with this woman earlier in her life. And it's unlikely that it was some brief drunken groping from a high school boy. Seems more likely that she was sexually betrayed by somebody she trusted, somebody like say, a family member.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 22, 2018 06:26 PM (fqUgw)

156 Where is the money coming from to pay for this "legal team"?

Posted by: washrivergal at September 22, 2018 06:26 PM (dI3/S)

157 WaPo story today, her husband said her political zeal was problematic for family. Said she wanted to move out of USA because of the usual "No Trump/No KKK/No Fascist USA" monsters in her head.

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 06:19 PM

Unpossible! The very same media assured me that "she doesn't have a political bone in her body." (ACTUAL quote)

Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 22, 2018 06:26 PM (55orB)

158 Our thoughts and prayers are with the Flake family. Sending positive vibes and shit.
Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:08 PM (ALaia)

You usually have to send shit via UPS.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 22, 2018 06:26 PM (9BLnV)

159 Flake has a son that is a real piece of work, murdered bunch of dogs thru his incompetence. Anyone in AZ know some dirt on him?

Posted by: Ever at September 22, 2018 06:27 PM (OLS0m)

160 We should buy her a one way boat ticket out of here.

Posted by: SH at September 22, 2018 06:21 PM (ZnZ+m)

---
with Richard Wagner on board...

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 22, 2018 06:27 PM (rjbMC)

161
See where I'm going with this?

A False Witness popped out of the woodwork to support "Dr" Ford, who turned out to be phony, and the "Dr" Ford never corrected the record.

In other words, they seem to be happy for ANYONE to come out of nowhere and support her accusation, true or not.

So maybe a lot of this is Buying Time for more Liars to come forward, either as fake witnesses or fake victims.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:27 PM (zyDRC)

162 Where is the money coming from to pay for this "legal team"?

Posted by: washrivergal at September 22, 2018 06:26 PM (dI3/S)


Soros. Not even kidding. Wish I were.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 06:27 PM (lwiT4)

163 147 143 Nah,that was the TSA....
Posted by: steevy at September 22, 2018 06:25 PM (mCMQ5)

How Dare You Question My Painfully Traumatic Memory! I Am A Womyn and I Know It Was Flake!

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 22, 2018 06:27 PM (CE6iV)

164 06:08 PM (ALaia)

You usually have to send shit via UPS.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 22, 2018 06:26 PM (9BLnV)
------
And a special sticker is required on the outside of the box

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 06:28 PM (MVjcR)

165 "why they are accommodating her" Because our culture is now dominated by the "Women Must Be Believed" dogma, and the party is walking that tightrope for votes.

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 06:28 PM (mk9aG)

166 "Andrew McCabe's lawyer is on Ford's legal team. "
yeah, they seem to have an all-star cast of the globalists running the coup behind this whole scam. Soros money, activist lawyer with the fist shirt, Ford involved in activism, several are desperate to save themselves as they run the coup.


So they will lie, forge, steal ... kill and threaten and bribe.
They ARE the mafia ... now with people deep in government.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2018 06:28 PM (Cus5s)

167 The GOP will only motive MAGA of they hold a vote and fail to confirm Kavanaugh.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:29 PM (ALaia)

168 164 Like mailing back your "sample" for that colon cancer test....

Posted by: steevy at September 22, 2018 06:29 PM (mCMQ5)

169 okay I need to sign off. I am really angry and I need to calm down.

Thanks, y'all.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2018 06:29 PM (PA9oZ)

170 She doesn't know where, how she got there or away from, what day, month or year. But she is willing to testify to the layout of the house, who was in the room. That is it. But no one who she said was there backs the story.

Its crap. A hit job by Rikki Siedman and Debra Katz, members of the 'Resistance'.

Its sedition.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 06:29 PM (l7Kbv)

171 The mere fact she has a legal team shows what a complete political farce this is.

Posted by: SH at September 22, 2018 06:29 PM (ZnZ+m)

172 I still say what's most maddening about this is there wasn't even an alleged rape here.

At worst, if we believe every word she is saying (which I don't) It was basically a drunk teenager being too aggressive when he was 17. So what exactly should be the punishment for that 40 years later?

Posted by: Blago at September 22, 2018 06:29 PM (UfkIY)

173 If you are masculine, you would instinctively avoid or repel this bitch. If you are Chuck Grassley or some other cuckservative, she would attract and interest you.

Posted by: Not Manly at September 22, 2018 06:30 PM (JjwF2)

174 How is it that we (repubs) allow traitors like Flake and Collins on the Judiciary Committee?

Posted by: Great Reagan's Deplorable Ghost at September 22, 2018 06:30 PM (AJ/mV)

175 The Flake children are proud of their ratfvcking father. I'm sure of it.

Posted by: BluesFish at September 22, 2018 06:30 PM (L4npP)

176 Oh God we have reached the nadir....country rap....

Posted by: steevy at September 22, 2018 06:30 PM (mCMQ5)

177 145 How pastoral.
Geez neverskankles was right and you all viciously attacked him while he was doing it.
Now that he's been proven correct instead of learning one scintilla of humility you're back to making personal attacks on him/her.
Besides the character that displays I'm old enough to remember when that was a lifetime banning

Posted by: MAxIE at September 22, 2018 06:30 PM (9TR2V)

178 Related - has Grump's challenge been accepted yet?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 06:30 PM (fA1SL)

179 that was a real thanks y'all not a sarcastic one.

I'm angry at Flake and all his many, many cuck enablers we have permitted to occupy positions of power and influence in this party, from the Weekly Standard to Cory Gardiner and Ben Sasse and the rest of the Cucks' Liberal Rockefeller Republican Heroes.

They are the Defeat Mechanism of actual conservatives, which is why the cucks' support them. The liberals want to contain conservatives; so do their cuck allies.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2018 06:30 PM (PA9oZ)

180 Utterly depressing. It really is.

Posted by: IC at September 22, 2018 06:31 PM (4lu7W)

181 Whoa! The ongoing battle between Rosenstein and McCabe, per Lee Smith at RCI: could that be the reason for that addition of McCabe attorney to ford team? RR seemed to be at all the confirmation hearings? More deep state turmoil?

Posted by: Ever at September 22, 2018 06:31 PM (OLS0m)

182 We should all go watch blame it on rio to be reminded of how much fun the early 80s really were.

Posted by: SH at September 22, 2018 06:31 PM (ZnZ+m)

183 We truly are the stupid party.

Posted by: Great Reagan's Deplorable Ghost at September 22, 2018 06:31 PM (AJ/mV)

184 "Follow up question: While this Falsehood was in the Fake News cycle, did the false accuser's attorney release a statement disavowing it?"

Dunno. My impression was, once caught in the obvious contradiction ("everybody knew about it," while Ford said "nobody knew about it") was pointed out, the source realized the jig was up, and simply folded, fearful of legal peril. She's a woman, so she gets a pass on her lies now.

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 06:31 PM (mk9aG)

185 114 Thought: Ford's I'll-Testify-Wait-No-I-Won't-Wait-Now-I-Will-Wait-I-Just-Need-Another-Day-Wait-I-Can't-Fly Tactics Are a One-Woman Version of the Left's Coordinated Interruptions and Disruptions to Delay the Hearings at Their Start
Posted by: ace at September 22, 2018 06:20 PM (PA9oZ)

It's like Sharia Law but with women in charge. Men need 4 witnesses (in reality men can't win lets 've honest). This is Eyes Wide Shut goddess worship moving into the Fight Club radical phase.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:31 PM (ALaia)

186 179 Maybe a fun thread ace about books or something?

Posted by: steevy at September 22, 2018 06:31 PM (mCMQ5)

187
Vote
Count the votes
Remember who voted against Kavanaugh

Retribution

Posted by: Waldo Khornbloom at September 22, 2018 06:32 PM (oYD2h)

188 Flake is a side show and it won't affect the outcome.

Ford won't testify, and Kav will get confirmed.

Ford's lawyer and Grassley are playing a grammar school game. She wants him to say No first.

The Left wanted Anita Hill Redux. But Anita had plausability, Ford not so much. Media may play up Ford, but few believe her and those that do are already Irredeemable Leftists.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 06:32 PM (1UZdv)

189
The question that needs to be answered is why they are accommodating her and allowing her to appear at all to slander and humiliate the GOP nominee?

Suburban White Women

Posted by: TV pundits at September 22, 2018 06:32 PM (IqV8l)

190
If Flake, Sasse, Collins, McCain, Corker, and Murky started a band they'd be called...

The Traveling Cucklburys

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:32 PM (zyDRC)

191 Try to relax ace. This too shall pass.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at September 22, 2018 06:32 PM (myjNJ)

192 The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.
Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 06:24 PM (kT3/m)


All of what you say is true. And this woman will now get to preen in front of a committee, saying whatever she has to say.

I say let her.

Then let him get in front of the same committee, and, as they say, have his day in court.

Let's see how her story looks after that.

Either she's credible and he isn't, and he's sunk. Or she's not credible and he is, and either the Senate sinks him because they're useless, or we start calling him Associate Justice from now on.

My belief, if this country IS salvageable, and I'm not sure it is, the outcome of all this is either he gets his seat, or the politics starts sorting itself out in a way that allows us to stop screwing around anymore.

I'm close to being ready for the shooting war.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 22, 2018 06:32 PM (cY3LT)

193 180 Utterly depressing. It really is.
Posted by: IC at September 22, 2018 06:31 PM (4lu7W)

+++

Yes. And so very super easy.

Posted by: washrivergal at September 22, 2018 06:32 PM (dI3/S)

194 @165
Ummm, Donald Trump destroyed 16 GOP candidates by bashing their fucking heads in.

He beat Hillary Clinton by not allowing himself to be Rick Lazioed and going directly after her and her piece of shit husband, while at the same time having numerous woman accusing him of sexual misconduct while simultaneously being heard on tape that you can grab woman by the vag if you are a celebrity.

There is literally no reason with Trump acting as blocker that the GOP could not weather this bullshit.

The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 06:33 PM (kT3/m)

195 At worst, if we believe every word she is saying (which I don't) It was
basically a drunk teenager being too aggressive when he was 17. So
what exactly should be the punishment for that 40 years later?


None. At the very worst, someone got handsy at a party with underage kids and alcohol. Punishment at the time would have been an appropriate knee to the groin, and then telling all your girlfriends. Because that's what would have happened in that scenario, if the hands were unwelcome.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 06:33 PM (lwiT4)

196 28 What's 18 USC 1001 - Knowingly making false or misleading statements
Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 22, 2018 06:01 PM (1g7ch)


1. FBI has no jurisdiction. This is a STATE matter, as they did not cross State lines, nor did this happen on Federal Property.

2. Federal Statute of Limitations is way over.

3. I can't find any Russians involved, so no FBI...

Posted by: Don Quixote, Neandethal Deplorable at September 22, 2018 06:33 PM (NgKpN)

197 And regardless of how this turns out, I want a divorce.

I don't want to be a country with these people anymore.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 22, 2018 06:33 PM (cY3LT)

198 Ace on the Weekend?!?

Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 06:33 PM (hVHEm)

199 She will decline to testify, then "testify" outside of Congress at a rally while the Senate debates.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2018 06:23 PM

Also my prediction from days ago. Back when Monday was the expected day of testimony, I predicted that the left would all scream "Too early to testify!", only to have her pop up the same morning to give "testimony" to the media.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 22, 2018 06:34 PM (55orB)

200 The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 06:24 PM (kT3/m)



Yeah, I think we've grasped your point now. Enough.

Posted by: pep at September 22, 2018 06:34 PM (T6t7i)

201 Or you can go fool cuck ace and get a sweet,sweet MSNBC gig.The Ewok Hour

Posted by: steevy at September 22, 2018 06:34 PM (mCMQ5)

202 165 "why they are accommodating her" Because our culture is now dominated by the "Women Must Be Believed" dogma, and the party is walking that tightrope for votes.
Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 06:28 PM (mk9aG)

(Meant to reply to this post)

It's like Sharia Law but with women in charge. Men need 4 witnesses (in reality men can't win lets 've honest). This is Eyes Wide Shut goddess worship moving into the Fight Club radical phase.
Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:31 PM (ALaia)

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:34 PM (ALaia)

203
He beat Hillary Clinton by not allowing himself to be Rick Lazioed and
going directly after her and her piece of shit husband..


And constantly pulling down his pants and ramming his penis into Fake News for all to see.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:34 PM (zyDRC)

204 This is an absolute mockery of the rule of law and due process.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 22, 2018 06:34 PM (R9+0K)

205 Re Flake.

Who knows what he's going to do in response to McConnell calling him up.

Just remember, while no where near as serious an allegation, Gorsuch was accused of plagerism during his hearings. The accusation was ignored.

Flake and ALL of the GOP voted for him.

Sure, Gorsuch was replacing Scalia and K is replacing a leftie, but if Flake O' Matic wanted to fuck that up as well he could have just for the fun of it.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 22, 2018 06:34 PM (c07y/)

206 I'm OK with internecine warfare. You get to cut their throats up close and personal.

Let Flake have his day and go to a network with 5 viewers. The more Bag of Dick Champions like him do this stuff, the more they go the way of the Dodo bird.

It's pretty clear to most people by now that a vote for a cuck, is a vote for someone who doesn't have the courage to say they're a democrat

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 06:35 PM (w5kO1)

207 193 180 Utterly depressing. It really is.
Posted by: IC at September 22, 2018 06:31 PM (4lu7W)

+++

Yes. And so very super easy.
Posted by: washrivergal at September 22, 2018 06:32 PM (dI3/S)

They are the Vichy GOPe (it even rhymes)..

Not the French Underground...

Posted by: Don Quixote, Neandethal Deplorable at September 22, 2018 06:35 PM (NgKpN)

208 Full not fool though....

Posted by: steevy at September 22, 2018 06:36 PM (mCMQ5)

209 206 I'm OK with internecine warfare. You get to cut their throats up close and personal.

Let Flake have his day and go to a network with 5 viewers. The more Bag of Dick Champions like him do this stuff, the more they go the way of the Dodo bird.

It's pretty clear to most people by now that a vote for a cuck, is a vote for someone who doesn't have the courage to say they're a democrat
Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 06:35 PM (w5kO1)

The Repubs need to start a Black List... ie Journalists NONE of them will talk to.

Flake should be near the top of said list.

Posted by: Don Quixote, Neandethal Deplorable at September 22, 2018 06:36 PM (NgKpN)

210 Yes has crashed burned in the betting markets. Short of all Rinos self combusting tomorrow, this one is done.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:36 PM (pUZdr)

211 Posted by: MAxIE at September 22, 2018 06:30 PM (9TR2V)

Oh, dear, really? Boo-hoo He hasn't evinced any need for pastoral care nor asked for prayer. He's a troll who's been repeating the same thing again and again and again for DAYS. He was a troll about Trump too If people are in need hope that I am sensitive. His intention is the need to depress people here. That's it. Boob is rather is a mild expression

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 06:36 PM (AllCR)

212 "I'm close to being ready for the shooting war." I'm armed, but the LAST f'n thing I EVER want is a civil war. Pray it never comes.

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 06:36 PM (mk9aG)

213 Flake has become the new McCain.

On the bright side he'll be out in Four Months as opposed to a whole year.

Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 06:37 PM (hVHEm)

214 This is an absolute mockery of the rule of law and due process.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 22, 2018 06:34 PM (R9+0K)


Stupid Gope Party shoves sticks up their rectums, put their monocles in their eyes, and play act at the "World's Greatest Deliberative Body" game.

The Dems play Calvinball.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 22, 2018 06:37 PM (cY3LT)

215 I'm only saying is use the anger for GAINZZZ. On leg, back, shoulder, and chest days I pretend I'm lifting dead bodies of my enemies. Well, everyday I pretend this.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:37 PM (ALaia)

216 You're watching the death of the advice and consent of the senate, BTW. What do you think will happen one day when the leftist scourge finally gets their chance to put someone on the court, 100 years from now.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 06:37 PM (w5kO1)

217 210.
Yep. Political insight is to be found at an online betting parlor.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 06:37 PM (fA1SL)

218 " "Wasn't there a now-deleted FB age from last year
where "Drive Me Home" Ford suggested someone call 'Rape!' on Gorsuch to
torpedo his appointment?"Posted by: goatexchange
that was a rumor, it would be awesome. and since it was all redacted, NSA should do that leak thing on the crooks seem to do ... to show what was there before. It wouldn't even be secret info ... just old stuff that was deleted. NSA would probably have it ... it was open source. They could have collected it legally, so they can reveal it legally ... especially if it really reveals she had plotted to trash Gorsuch ... and then did trash Kavanaugh when he made Romeny's list ... planned it even, by telling her psychologist ... premeditation to destroy the nomination ... PRISON.
well, I can hope.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2018 06:37 PM (Cus5s)

219 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 06:37 PM (fA1SL)

O.K. That made me laugh.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 06:38 PM (AllCR)

220 Aprapos of nothing, I got a new cork yoga block and it is awesome.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 06:38 PM (kT3/m)

221 Why was this asshole left on the judiciary committee when he announced he wasn't seeking re-election?

It's long been the rule Democrats pack the judiciary comittee with their safest seats, most reliable, most left-wing senators to act as attack dogs against any right of center nominees? Yet Republicans put two cucks on one of the most crucial comittees for...what exactly?

Sasse's the second cuck in this equation who hasn't said jack shit about Kavanaugh or Ford despite being on the committee. I'm waiting for sacred cuck honor to cause him to back Flake and tank the nomination entirely.

Fuck these pieces of shit.

Posted by: El Kabong at September 22, 2018 06:39 PM (ZqktU)

222 Flake admitted in his autobiography that he used to try to fool the USBP in order to hide illegal immigrants his family employed to make more money for his family fortune. He is an admitted felon. He isn't going to have much fun here once he is an ex-Senator. I mean to drive him from the state. I'm one of many.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 06:39 PM (l7Kbv)

223 I don't know what you're all talking about. According to the super genius neverskankles, Kavanaugh dropped out 4 days ago.

Posted by: buzzion at September 22, 2018 06:39 PM (cAnNx)

224 Ford's lawyer will force Grassley to say no. Then she'll have Ford publicly release a self-serving personal statement describing the incident to smear Kav, without us seeing her lying ass demeanor let alone cross-examining her.

I joked about Ford being George Kaplan in North by Northwest. She can't testify because she doesn't exist.

I'm not far wrong. Ford is a made-up character, created to fuck with the other side.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 06:39 PM (1UZdv)

225 214 This is an absolute mockery of the rule of law and due process.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 22, 2018 06:34 PM (R9+0K)


Stupid Gope Party shoves sticks up their rectums, put their monocles in their eyes, and play act at the "World's Greatest Deliberative Body" game.

The Dems play Calvinball.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 22, 2018 06:37 PM (cY3LT)


/yells

FIZBIN!

Posted by: Donald Trump, who plays his own game at September 22, 2018 06:40 PM (NgKpN)

226
They may be Cucks by they're also Big Govt Corporatist Shits.

Do not doubt some of these same R's will try to use this as leverage against President Trump for 1) Rolling back the tariffs, and 2) a big huge budget extension with no Wall.


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:40 PM (zyDRC)

227 I hate to admit this because the dude is an asshole, but I learned of the pedictit markets in 2008 from a professor who used to lobby in DC, and they are pretty accurate with inside baseball and fluid situations.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:40 PM (ALaia)

228 I invited a Hugin campaigner to leave my doorstep today. Told him I'd rather a running fight against Menendez than be repeatedly stabbed in the back by a GOPe NeverTrumper. Poor bastard just stood there with his mouth open and blinked a couple of times.

Posted by: BluesFish at September 22, 2018 06:40 PM (L4npP)

229 Yes has crashed burned in the betting markets. Short of all Rinos self combusting tomorrow, this one is done.
Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:36 PM (pUZdr)

Because everyone knows betting markets are 100% accurate and bookmakers are completely unbiased.

Posted by: That Guy who went all in and lost it all at September 22, 2018 06:41 PM (hVHEm)

230 217 210.
Yep. Political insight is to be found at an online betting parlor.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 06:37 PM (fA1SL)

You should follow it. Very prescient.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:41 PM (pUZdr)

231 "It's like Sharia Law but with women in charge. " Just like our workplaces for the last 15-20 years. A man must never let a female coworker get pissed at him for any reason. The power is so lopsided, there's no due process and no presumption of innocence.

If the chick said it happened, it happened. All she has to say is the magic word "inappropriate," and you're escorted out. Doesn't have to be sex inappropriate, or ANY specific kind of inappropriate. Just the one word: inappropriate. Buh-bye!

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 06:41 PM (mk9aG)

232 So if Flake is going to vote "present" - nothing to lose by a Monday vote.

Posted by: Prof at September 22, 2018 06:41 PM (zgX3V)

233 I'd do that betting-on-line thing, but I tied up all my loose change in Nike stock.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 06:42 PM (lwiT4)

234 230. So, how much have you lost there recently?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 06:42 PM (fA1SL)

235 216 You're watching the death of the advice and consent of the senate, BTW. What do you think will happen one day when the leftist scourge finally gets their chance to put someone on the court, 100 years from now.
Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 06:37 PM (w5kO1)


The Vichy GOPe will vote for them, of course.

Because that's the way it used to be...

Posted by: Donald Trump, who plays his own game at September 22, 2018 06:42 PM (NgKpN)

236 She will decline to testify, then "testify" outside of Congress at a rally while the Senate debates.

Posted by: ace


Nah, she's has an exclusive inked with 60 Minutes #twoweeks before mid-terms.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 22, 2018 06:42 PM (Dhht7)

237 Just a reminder:

The Democrats have a list of goals for the midterms.

Getting Republicans to say "f*ck it" and stay home is probably on the top of the list.

Just so you know.

Posted by: MW at September 22, 2018 06:43 PM (hNTtn)

238 If Flake, Sasse, Collins, McCain, Corker, and Murky started a band they'd be called...

The Traveling Cucklburys


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:32 PM (zyDRC)

Blur Oyster Cuck

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 22, 2018 06:43 PM (xPl2J)

239 I hate to admit this because the dude is an asshole, but I learned of the pedictit markets in 2008 from a professor who used to lobby in DC, and they are pretty accurate with inside baseball and fluid situations.
Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:40 PM (ALaia)

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

How were their predictions the day before Election 2016 as far as Trump winning?

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 06:43 PM (I16G8)

240
Because everyone knows betting markets are 100% accurate and bookmakers are completely unbiased.
Posted by: That Guy who went all in and lost it all at September 22, 2018 06:41 PM (hVHEm

Lol. Bookmakers. You have no idea how it works, there is no bookmaking, no odds, no line. Just yes/no bets that trade like stocks essentially. Yes has collapsed.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:43 PM (pUZdr)

241 You should follow it. Very prescient.
Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:41 PM (pUZdr)

Yes. President Hillary Rodham Clinton proves the online betting community is accurate.

Wait...

Yes, very prescient. And wrong.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 06:43 PM (l7Kbv)

242 Remember, Kavanaugh was the SAFE choice.

All the cucks loved it. It was a Bush appointee. Super non-controversial. Total shoe in. Would appease Collins, Murky and Flake. That's what the Cuck Rags printed after Trump made the announcement.

Fucking spineless bags of wet dog shit.

Posted by: El Kabong at September 22, 2018 06:43 PM (ZqktU)

243 Did any of these betting markets predict Trump in 2016?

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 06:43 PM (1UZdv)

244 You should follow it. Very prescient.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:41 PM (pUZdr)

So how much easy money are you in for?

Posted by: Miklos, logical, linear thinker at September 22, 2018 06:44 PM (zCyNd)

245
Cuck On You

by Lionel Ritchie

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:44 PM (zyDRC)

246 What's 18 USC 1001 - Knowingly making false or misleading statements
Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 22, 2018 06:01 PM (1g7ch)

Guys, I hate to be the Ghost of Christmas Past, but ever since BJ Clinton said, "It depends on what the meaning of is is", no one has really given a ahit about what the rules are. Just as an example:

Eric Holder is ruled in contempt of Congress. What happened to that POS/POC? Nothing.

The gay mulatto used tax payer dollars to bail out private pension funds, doled out $800 billion for "shovel ready" jobs that didn't exist and the money was siphoned off to who knows where, his administration sued to stop States from enforcing immigration law because the Federal government wouldn't, forced through a whole host of unconstitutional Executive Orders, plus scandals ad infinitum. What has happened to him? Nothing. Except he got rich as shit.

Cankles destroyed Benghazi and got Americans killed due to her stand-down orders.....let's just stop there. She and her husband should have been shot numerous times. What happened to her? Nothing.

No, don't count on the GOP to do the lawful and right thing. You'll just be disappointed.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 22, 2018 06:44 PM (9BLnV)

247 Grand Cuck Railroad

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 22, 2018 06:44 PM (xPl2J)

248 Flake can vote present. It will still leave the committee.

He can vote present in the full senate. Mitch promised this. I believe Mitch in this case. He will use this as a learning moment for Murk, Collins and Sasse. Sasse might as well be gone. Trust Cocaine Mitch.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at September 22, 2018 06:44 PM (b8J4P)

249 How were their predictions the day before Election 2016 as far as Trump winning?
Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 06:43 PM (I16G

They were already paying out for Hillary in October 2016.

Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 06:45 PM (hVHEm)

250 Why didn't Kav just do the Trump defense when he was accused of groping a woman on a plane-- basically summarized as "...her? C'mon!"

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 22, 2018 06:45 PM (GBteo)

251 None. At the very worst, someone got handsy at a party with underage kids and alcohol. Punishment at the time would have been an appropriate knee to the groin, and then telling all your girlfriends. Because that's what would have happened in that scenario, if the hands were unwelcome.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 06:33 PM (lwiT4)

+++

Exactly.

Posted by: washrivergal at September 22, 2018 06:45 PM (dI3/S)

252

Remember, Kavanaugh was the SAFE choice.



All the cucks loved it. It was a Bush appointee. Super
non-controversial. Total shoe in. Would appease Collins, Murky and
Flake. That's what the Cuck Rags printed after Trump made the
announcement.


Kinda like McCain in 2008.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:45 PM (zyDRC)

253
How were their predictions the day before Election 2016 as far as Trump winning?
Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 06:43 PM (I16G

It accurately predicted Alabama, GA6, VA gov and many others. Was 2016 prez was the one the market missed. Since then it has been spot on

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:45 PM (pUZdr)

254 blaster I can't access the tinyurl on this phone. It's good they're keeping the atty. The other non negotiable items were Kav testifies 2nd and it had to be Wednesday.

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 06:45 PM (Zxs9d)

255 244. Maybe if he shills for them, they won't repossess his thumbs? Just a thought.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 06:45 PM (fA1SL)

256 At the very worst, someone got handsy at a party with underage kids and alcohol. Punishment at the time would have been an appropriate knee to the groin, and then telling all your girlfriends. Because that's what would have happened in that scenario, if the hands were unwelcome.
_________________

I don't understand why some mental health experts aren't speaking up. This woman's extreme reaction to this nearly 40-year old drunken teenage grope is so over the top that it's obvious that's not the real issue with her.

No normal woman behaves this way. The WaPo is now reporting that this woman was considering moving to New Zealand because she couldn't bear the thought of living in the U.S. if Kavanaugh was on the Supreme Court. In her faux "negotiations" with the senate, she has been adamant that she never be in the same room with Kavanaugh, as she would feel "unsafe."

Seriously? Even if we believe her story, what in the world would make her think that Kavanaugh would be any type of threat to her now? It's nearly 40 years after the alleged attack, which was just a drunken teenage grope, and Kavanaugh is a married-with-kids judge with a spotless record. Does this lunatic woman really believe that Kavanaugh has been lusting after her for the past 3-1/2 decades, just waiting for his chance to get in the same room with her so he can jump her bones? That's idiotic, and a sane woman would instantly recognize that.

This woman has serious mental issues, but Kavanaugh is not the cause of them.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 22, 2018 06:45 PM (fqUgw)

257 So Flake knows he has no chance at a Lobbyist gig so he is going for the vaunted cnn analyst role. He has voted yes on enough bullshit bills that the R's won't burn him so he can shit on everybody on the way out.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2018 06:46 PM (2Q5aC)

258 Read Daniel Hennigers op ed at the WSJ today titled "What Democrats Have Become".

It is right on the money with this.

It's an allegation that cannot be proven not disproven. It is a political farce to try and drown the GOP prior to the midterms using real sexual assault victims as fodder.

What a disgrace.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 06:46 PM (w5kO1)

259 236; who in the fuck watches 60 minutes anymore? all the old fucks that used to watch that shit are dead or gumming oatmeal in an extended care facility.

Posted by: Dr. chavez THE hugo md. phd. at September 22, 2018 06:46 PM (KP5rU)

260 and for something Funky?

George Clinton and the Cuckoldelics

Posted by: Donald Trump, who plays his own game at September 22, 2018 06:47 PM (NgKpN)

261
So how much easy money are you in for?
Posted by: Miklos, logical, linear thinker at September 22, 2018 06:44 PM (zCyNd)

I bought 49 or fewer votes at 12 cents and sold it at 48. Easy money. About $800 profit.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:47 PM (pUZdr)

262
Yes has crashed burned in the betting markets.

You are closer to the edge.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2018 06:47 PM (IqV8l)

263 Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 06:32 PM (1UZdv)

--

I'm going with Ignoramus' post. It will make me feel better 'cause this has been a ping pong ball of pure stoopid and I can't take it anymore. And I won't even get into what Jeff Flake deserves.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 22, 2018 06:47 PM (mQ0Mc)

264 If Kavanaugh's nomination goes down in flames, Trump should just appoint an endless stream of potemkin nominees who have no chance of being confirmed but will scream obscenities at Booker, Feinstein, Harris and the Cuck Brothers Sasse and Flake before being denied.

I'm sure Ann Coulter, Col. Schlichter and John Nolte would be happy to oblige.

Posted by: El Kabong at September 22, 2018 06:47 PM (ZqktU)

265 ZZ Cuck

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 22, 2018 06:47 PM (xPl2J)

266 As is being pointed out on the twitterz, Flake wouldn't be ruining Trump's legacy.

He'd be ruining a just and honest man's entire life. He'd be complicit in allowing the fraudulent claims of the Left to tar a good man forever without any possibility of recourse.

That's not just a little bit of payback to 'get trump'.

That's evil.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 22, 2018 06:47 PM (c07y/)

267 261. Ahh....futures trading. There's a sound method.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 06:48 PM (fA1SL)

268 225

/yells

FIZBIN!
Posted by: Donald Trump, who plays his own game at September 22, 2018 06:40 PM (NgKpN)



"Canaba in, canaba out,
Canaba over the water spout,
and out goes Y - O - U !!!!!..."

- - O'Rourke and Agarn

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 22, 2018 06:48 PM (/9p9e)

269 Too many people are thinking pre-DJT. Things have changed. We are willing to fight for once in a long time. The media is still stuck in the "GOPe will roll" paradigm. Its no longer true. Fight. Fight hard.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 06:48 PM (l7Kbv)

270 A key issue is the effect on upcoming turnout, turnout, turnout.

The Left will fund raise with Rapist Kav, using mail pieces out of The Onion. But my bet is that it won't help the Left on turnout. Those stirred up would have come out anyway. My bet is minimal effect on Silly Suburban Soccer Moms.

The Right will get a pick-up in turnout. e.g., a lot of my male friends of a certain age are pissed off by this. We see Ford as complicit in Diabolical Left Wing Plot.

After November I'd attack Feinstein over this. And for being corrupt. And a ChiCom Asset.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 06:48 PM (1UZdv)

271 At worst I say what Ford claims what was done to her is simple assault.

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 06:48 PM (T4oHT)

272 Flake doesn't need a lobby job. He will be the resident House Republican and CNN or MSNBC for a cool $500k a year.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:48 PM (pUZdr)

273 The Left is gaslighting us.

Please see the OFFICIAL announcement from the Judiciary Committee.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybdhntb3

I have seen nothing official that changes it.

Note Grassley reads the riot act to Feinstein and Ford's attorney in that.

Grassley doesn't concede anything accept, okay, let's go Wednesday then, and if you need time to compose yourself, well, okay. Everything else "conceded" was a given already (if the Senate is secure enough for the Vice President of these Fucking United States, its secure enough for you, cupcake). Everything else is FYNQ.

Also, the business meeting for Monday is still scheduled, and the FIRST order of business is one Judicial nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.

Is Flake going to vote Present? Maybe. Don't know we know that for sure. Does Sean Davis have sources that are completely reliable? I am betting no. Fuck Flake either way.


Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 06:49 PM (DH5wZ)

274 How were their predictions the day before Election 2016 as far as Trump winning?
Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 06:43 PM (I16G

They were already paying out for Hillary in October 2016.
Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 06:45 PM (hVHEm)

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

This is what I seem to recall as well. Pinpoint accuracy fo' sho'.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 06:49 PM (I16G8)

275 I bought 49 or fewer votes at 12 cents and sold it at 48. Easy money. About $800 profit.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:47 PM (pUZdr)

Which you immediately re-invested in orange juice futures.

Posted by: Miklos, gotta credit those other Duke boys at September 22, 2018 06:49 PM (zCyNd)

276 The media is still stuck in the "GOPe will roll" paradigm. Its no longer true. Fight. Fight hard.
Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 06:48 PM (l7Kbv)

The gop won't cave. It has caved.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:49 PM (pUZdr)

277 It accurately predicted Alabama, GA6, VA gov and many others. Was 2016 prez was the one the market missed. Since then it has been spot on
Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:45 PM (pUZdr)

Elections=/=Supreme Court Appointments

Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 06:49 PM (hVHEm)

278 So Flake's goal is to have a second career kissing liberals' asses on CNN. No surprise there.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 22, 2018 06:50 PM (+lVUW)

279 Easy money.


And yet you won't take my bet.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:50 PM (yQpMk)

280 The whole Kangaroo Court thing dreamed up by the lawyers (and Dems) go right with what Ford us used to... academia. There's no rule of law, no protection for the accused. You must defend yourself and even then you're probably out based on the accusation. This is what she wanted/expected when she wrote the anonymous letter. This is what her legal team is demanding now.

Of course, because "we have to be nice and not look bad" the GOP walks right off the cliff, again.

If no other evidence or witnesses emerge (and why would it/they now) and D's win the Senate in November, they probably impact Kavanaugh from his current position as well based solely on the accusation. If that becomes precedent, duck and cover because they're coming for all of us that they can get.

Posted by: Doc at September 22, 2018 06:50 PM (Vgl4t)

281 172 At worst, if we believe every word she is saying (which I don't) It was
basically a drunk teenager being too aggressive when he was 17. So
what exactly should be the punishment for that 40 years later?

Well, not exactly. She was the drunk teenager. Explains the memory lapse about how she got there, where "there" was, when it was, how she got home, etc.

Calls into question her entire song and dance.

Posted by: Prof at September 22, 2018 06:50 PM (zgX3V)

282 I don't think any normal woman is on Ford's side in this.
The Dems have truly jumped the shark.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 22, 2018 06:50 PM (CE6iV)

283 275. I was thinking tulip futures.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 06:50 PM (fA1SL)

284 Who says "me too" is our culture now?

The liberal, political-social media and Hollywood?

Just because they have the the means to communicate does not mean that they own the culture.

They are the ones who ruined the culture with all the "sexual empowerment" bull in the first place...and now they have decided they don't like it anymore?

It is right-wing women that told them they were wrong then, and they are still wrong!


Posted by: Pam at September 22, 2018 06:50 PM (qRq6C)

285 That's evil.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 22, 2018 06:47 PM (c07y/)

Yep. Exactly. And he'll be morally preening while he does it. Despicable.

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 22, 2018 06:50 PM (xPl2J)

286 I really wanted the 50. It doesn't look like we will get it with the subs in.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:50 PM (yQpMk)

287 Throw Flake off every committee. Now. Don't wait for November.

Posted by: GWB at September 22, 2018 06:50 PM (hR28Y)

288 Megacuck

Metallicuck

Cucksmack

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Moron at September 22, 2018 06:50 PM (An2kO)

289 Just think of it this way; Flake voting present would crush K's daughters.

There's no good in voting 'present'. Only malice, destruction, and cowardice.

This is all McConnel need point out to the Snowflake Diva.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 22, 2018 06:51 PM (c07y/)

290 The Left has ran so roughshod on the Republicans I am getting horrified to watch

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 06:51 PM (T4oHT)

291 279. Yup.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 06:51 PM (fA1SL)

292
Anyone else feel like Man-tie Tayo?

The college football kid who had a boy for a girlfriend?


I kinda feel like I have a Republican majority in Congress but they're really just Democrats.


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:51 PM (zyDRC)

293
Elections=/=Supreme Court Appointments
Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 06:49 PM (hVHEm)

Predicted gorsuch votes and also that Kav would be the nominee. Seriously, it is eerie how well the markets predict things. When people bet actual money, the masses get it right.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:51 PM (pUZdr)

294 153 Dog shit eventually dries up and blows away....
Posted by: steevy at September 22, 2018 06:26 PM (mCMQ5)

A lot of things can happen to dog shit. It can be scraped up with a shovel. It CAN dry up and blow sway in the wind. Or it can be stepped on and squashed:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=58sP8azcHfQ

Posted by: RDittmar at September 22, 2018 06:51 PM (HBDAR)

295 280
The whole Kangaroo Court thing dreamed up by the lawyers (and Dems) go right with what Ford us used to... academia

Indeed. This is an academic-like kangaroo court.

Posted by: Prof at September 22, 2018 06:51 PM (zgX3V)

296 I can't help but notice that super-conservative AZ isn't very good at electing conservatives.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 22, 2018 06:51 PM (H5knJ)

297
The WaPo is now reporting that this woman was considering moving to New Zealand because she couldn't bear the thought of living in the U.S. if Kavanaugh was on the Supreme Court.

The Vanilla Thunder goes down under.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2018 06:51 PM (IqV8l)

298 They were already paying out for Hillary in October 2016.
Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 06:45 PM (hVHEm)

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

This is what I seem to recall as well. Pinpoint accuracy fo' sho'.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 06:49 PM (I16G

They also gave Trump a 40% chance of being impeached in his first six months.

Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 06:51 PM (hVHEm)

299 @272
Well I just think I figured out what the deal is with Jeff Flake, the internets report he has a networth of -68k.

That's right, -68k.

So as the saying goes, follow the money or lack thereof.

Cocksucker motherfucker.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 06:51 PM (kT3/m)

300 doled out $800 billion for "shovel ready" jobs that didn't exist and the money was siphoned off to who knows where,

-

That money has been repeated every year since, btw. Part of why there were never any budgets but only continuing resolutions.

It became part of the baseline.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 22, 2018 06:51 PM (PRfdc)

301 Alabama is taking A&M to school.
When they finish with them they should go up north and teach Grassley and Flake.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2018 06:52 PM (AHcCm)

302 Seriously, it is eerie how well the markets predict things.


I'm sitting right here.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:52 PM (yQpMk)

303 279

What are you talking about? What bet?

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:52 PM (pUZdr)

304 Jethro Cuck

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 22, 2018 06:52 PM (xPl2J)

305 Oh, and it's not *liberals* in positions of power within the GOP, it's *aristocrats*.The problem isn't that they're liberal, it's that they are of the political class - which shouldn't exist in America. Being in the political class makes you eventually "liberal" because sustaining big government is how you maintain your power and prestige. And an aristocrat is all about maintaining his/her power and prestige.

Posted by: GWB at September 22, 2018 06:53 PM (hR28Y)

306
The WaPo is now reporting that this woman was considering moving to
New Zealand because she couldn't bear the thought of living in the U.S.
if Kavanaugh was on the Supreme Court.



Sounds like someone who would do or say anything in her power to prevent it...

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:53 PM (zyDRC)

307 Going to lose the midterms because nobody will stand up to Flake.

Way to go, GOPe.

You did it.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 22, 2018 06:53 PM (W4d0T)

308 Just finished hosting a dinner for like minded folks such as me and hubby.

What does this mean? Explain please.. we all were just talking about this fucking mess.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2018 06:53 PM (dUJdY)

309 To hell with that SOB. I hate him more than Cracker Barrel.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at September 22, 2018 06:53 PM (naFP7)

310 really wanted the 50. It doesn't look like we will get it with the subs in.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:50 PM (yQpMk)

-

Same here. I don't like running up the score, but I'd love to punctuate that record.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 22, 2018 06:53 PM (PRfdc)

311 Steyn had a great comment, which I have paraphrased below:

When Democrats control a branch of government, they have access to the actual power vested in that branch and they exercise it;
but when Republicans win a branch of government, they get to temporarily "sit" in the seats of power, but they dare not exercise any of the power associated with the seat!

Posted by: Hrothgar Heavy Industries,VLLC at September 22, 2018 06:54 PM (n9EOP)

312 Styx > this Ford woman.

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 06:54 PM (MVjcR)

Chess Thread 09-22-2018

chess pic 20180922.jpg


Pic Note:

So, if I'm seeing this photo correctly, here is a very relaxed chess hustler who is offering passersby the chance to play a game against him (probably have to give him a few bucks for the privilege). He'll let you play White, but you have to give him rook odds. Either that, or he's too cheap to buy a new set after he's lost one of the pieces.


As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.

Easier Problem - Black To Play (Ch. 4200)

Goal: Black can force a mate in 3 moves
Hint: Offer a piece to deflect an obstructing defender


20180922 - Problem 1.jpg
r4rk1/pp3p2/3P2pp/Q1P1qp2/N2b4/4nP2/PP2B2P/2R1R2K b - - 0 1


More Challenging Problem - White To Play (785)

Goal: White can force Black to choose between losing a boatload of material, or being checkmated
Hint: Black's powerful, centralized bishop is a problem.


20180922 - Problem 2.jpg
q3r1k1/r7/pp1p1p2/6pQ/P2Nb1R1/7R/1P4PP/6K1 w - - 0 1


Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:





20180922 dress pr0n 01.jpg




20180922 dress pr0n 02.jpg




20180922 dress pr0n 03.jpg




20180922 dress pr0n 04.jpg
Greetings from Bosnia




20180922 dress pr0n 05.jpg


___________

Solutions Update

Easier Problem - Black To Play


20180922 - Problem 1.jpg
r4rk1/pp3p2/3P2pp/Q1P1qp2/N2b4/4nP2/PP2B2P/2R1R2K b - - 0 1

1...Ng4!

Black threatens Qxh2#

2.fxg4 Qe4+
3.Bf3 Qxf3#

There is one other line wherein White ignores the knight sac and tries to block the queen, but it fails in exactly the same way:

2.f4 Qe4+
3.Bf3 Qxf3#


More Challenging Problem - White To Play


20180922 - Problem 2.jpg
q3r1k1/r7/pp1p1p2/6pQ/P2Nb1R1/7R/1P4PP/6K1 w - - 0 1

The decision tree for this is quite complicated, but it starts out with

1. Rxe4!

What's the point of this move? With the elimination of the bishop, White is threatening a mating attack. To see this, pretend Black is oblivious, and moves, say, 1...a5. And now White mops up quickly with

2.Rxe8+ Qxe8
3.Qxe8+ Kg7
4.Ne6#

So Black has to try to come up with a better solution. There are several plausible Black replies. He could recapture with his rook, but that leads to mate:

1... Rxe4
2.Qh8+ Kf7
3.Rh7+ Kg6
4.Rh6+ Kf7
5.Qxf6+ Ke8
6.Rh8+ Kd7
7.Rh7+ Re7 ( or 7...Kc8 8.Qf8+ Re8 9.Qxe8#)
8.Qxe7+ Kc8
9.Rh8#

Or Black could try a desperation counterattack, 1...Rh7, but then

2.Qxh7+ Kf8
3.Qh8+ Kf7
4.Rh7+ Kg6
5.Qg7#

The last alternative is to recapture with the queen, 1...Qxe4, which brings about:

2.Qh8+ Kf7
3.Rh7+ Qxh7 (not 3...Kg6? 4.Rh6+ Kf7 5.Qxf6+ Kg8 6.Rh8#)
4.Qxh7+ Kf8
5.Qxa7

Not out-and-out mate, but White has such a material advantage that Black should just resign.


Hope to see you all next week!

___________

Note: that cryptic line of letters and numbers you see underneath each board diagram is a representation of the position in what is known as "Forsyth-Edwards Notation", or F.E.N. It's actually readable by humans. Most computer applications nowadays can read FEN, so those of you who may want to study the position, you can copy the line of FEN and paste into your chess app and it should automatically recreate the position on its display board. Or, Windows users can just "triple click" on it and the entire line will be highlighted so you can copy and paste it into your chess app.

___________

So that about wraps it up for this week. Chess thread tips, suggestions, bribes, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to my yahoo address: OregonMuse little-a-in-a-circle yahoo dott com.

Posted by: OregonMuse at 05:15 PM




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1 Check!

Posted by: Charles the Simple at September 22, 2018 05:15 PM (w7U7L)

2 Mate!

Posted by: Charles the Simple at September 22, 2018 05:16 PM (w7U7L)

3 Not as late as I thought.

Posted by: Off the reservation at September 22, 2018 05:17 PM (vWMNq)

4 Where is everybody?

Posted by: Charles the Simple at September 22, 2018 05:17 PM (w7U7L)

5 Melania would make a very hot Mrs. Claus.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 22, 2018 05:17 PM (xJa6I)

6 I think we had that first dress last week.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 05:18 PM (AllCR)

7 That light blue dress is wunderbar.

And does our Korean model do lingerie modeling.

Asking for me. My friend can search for himself.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 22, 2018 05:19 PM (hyuyC)

8 Korean gal's restraining order lifted!

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 05:19 PM (1UZdv)

9 OM didn't like my Bad mysterious Melania picture link I sent him

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 05:19 PM (T4oHT)

10 Is this thing on?

Posted by: Sixkiller at September 22, 2018 05:19 PM (20ZWP)

11 That is a lovely dress on top. Twice as nice as any other dress, I agree.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2018 05:20 PM (mUa7G)

12 Not my favorite dress on the First Lady, but she is knock out gorgeous none the less.

Posted by: washrivergal at September 22, 2018 05:22 PM (dI3/S)

13 Hustler guy knows your chances of moving that rook are so slim you won't need it.

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 05:22 PM (T4oHT)

14 Easy Problem.

1. ... Ng4
2. fxg4 Qe4+
3. Bf3 Qxf3#

or

2. Kg2 Qxh2+
3. Kf1 Qg1#

or was the goal mate in 2 ?

Posted by: Off the reservation at September 22, 2018 05:22 PM (vWMNq)

15 Woman with blue shoes is juggling.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2018 05:22 PM (IqV8l)

16 31-13 Bama at the half.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 05:22 PM (yQpMk)

17 So tired
Dress is a rerun, but I like it so it's good

Posted by: Votermom's phone now on Team Gloom Sub Duty at September 22, 2018 05:22 PM (6pYLb)

18 Melania's dress does not flatter her.

Doesn't take much away, either. Hey, there's Melania.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 22, 2018 05:23 PM (fuK7c)

19 Is this deja vu?

Didn't that Beaner dress already show up? Last week?

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 05:24 PM (e7oj4)

20 Fenelon, What is the name of that tea you said helped you sleep? I think you mentioned it last weekend.

Posted by: JTB at September 22, 2018 05:24 PM (V+03K)

21 Problem 1:

1. ... Ng4+
2. fxg4 Qe4+
3. Bf3 Qxf3#

I had to peek at the goal and hint.

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 05:24 PM (sdi6R)

22 9 OM didn't like my Bad mysterious Melania picture link I sent him
Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 05:19 PM (T4oHT)


Not enough dress, unfortunately.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at September 22, 2018 05:24 PM (aGFaW)

23 No comment on the Bosniak babes.

They look tenderly underaged.

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 05:25 PM (e7oj4)

24 Holy shit, the 'Huskers got shucked but good.

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 05:26 PM (e7oj4)

25 Damn....ancient days since I've seen a sixkiller appearance.

Which dress you wearing, dude?


/snrk!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 22, 2018 05:26 PM (QzJWU)

26 That Melania dress is from last Christmas.

I remember it from "The 12 Days of Trumpmas"

https://youtu.be/o2Lv7OVI6eM

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 05:27 PM (e7oj4)

27 Queens got pawned I got a castle i knows my game
bishops got the pawn boys such is life.....

Posted by: saf at September 22, 2018 05:27 PM (5IHGB)

28 Problem 1

1... Ng4
2. fxg4 Qe4+
3. Bf3 Qxf3#

See, I'm learning the notation.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 22, 2018 05:27 PM (hyuyC)

29 e3-g4?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 05:28 PM (/qEW2)

30 Damn it, I hate when I do a repeat.

Repeat now fixed. I hope.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at September 22, 2018 05:28 PM (aGFaW)

31 Not seeing #1 yet, but not giving up by looking at rickl's solution

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 05:28 PM (T4oHT)

32 I'm glad Santa's wife does not look like Melania. It would cancel Christmas since he wouldn't want to leave the North Pole.

Posted by: JTB at September 22, 2018 05:29 PM (V+03K)

33
I think I made it to second base with the woman in the first pic at a drunken HS party

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 22, 2018 05:29 PM (TAmPV)

34 20 Fenelon, What is the name of that tea you said helped you sleep? I think you mentioned it last weekend.
Posted by: JTB at September 22, 2018 05:24 PM (V+03K)

--Chamomile?

Great for sleeping, and good for tummy aches as well.

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 05:29 PM (e7oj4)

35 Is anyone else watching Tiger being back to being Tiger?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 22, 2018 05:29 PM (fuK7c)

36 That's not a good melania dress. Like the shoes tho

Posted by: NCKate at September 22, 2018 05:30 PM (Jv60O)

37 Didn't that Beaner dress already show up? Last week?

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 05:24 PM (e7oj4)


What Beaner dress?


( *whistles innocently* )

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at September 22, 2018 05:30 PM (aGFaW)

38 Times up.

Again.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 05:30 PM (9TYxj)

39 So tiger's banging hos in the sand trap?

Posted by: NCKate at September 22, 2018 05:31 PM (Jv60O)

40 Problem 1:

... Ng4

Problem 2:

Rxe4 Rxe4
Qh8+ Kf7
Rh7+ Kg6
Rh6+ Kf7
Qxf6+ Ke8
Rh8+

Pick up black queen

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 22, 2018 05:31 PM (VE0m1)

41 Speaking of games, Nebraska is now 0-3. Last time that happened?

1945

Posted by: HH at September 22, 2018 05:32 PM (mIJBI)

42 30 Damn it, I hate when I do a repeat.

Repeat now fixed. I hope.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at September 22, 2018 05:28 PM (aGFaW)

--Thanks.

If my lady were wearing that cocktail dress, it would not be on her for long.

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 05:32 PM (e7oj4)

43 38. Yeah not looking good. I am afraid that Kav feels like we do, disgusted with GOPe, and withdraws. It is what Flake and the Dems want. No vote at all protects Red State dems.

McConnell's legacy is on the line. What would LBJ have done?

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 05:33 PM (HrSJb)

44 I don't like Melania's dress. It's too ... amorphous. Like it was made with styrofoam. Dresses should be form fitting, especially when you have a form like hers. There was a female hiphop artist who wore inflatable trash bags in one of her videos. There's no need for the first lady to wear anything shapeless like that.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 05:33 PM (/qEW2)

45 Speaking of games, Nebraska is now 0-3. Last time that happened?

1945

Posted by: HH at September 22, 2018 05:32 PM (mIJBI)



All the farm boys were occupying Bavaria.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 05:33 PM (yQpMk)

46 I remember how angry and depressed I was in 2009, when Roberts knifed us in the back on Obamacare.

Starting to feel that way with Flake

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 05:34 PM (HrSJb)

47 41 Speaking of games, Nebraska is now 0-3. Last time that happened?

1945
Posted by: HH at September 22, 2018 05:32 PM (mIJBI)

--This is already a weird CFB season.

Florida State is also in the doldrums.

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 05:34 PM (e7oj4)

48 No vote at all protects Red State dems.


Unless Kav withdraws there will be a vote.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 05:34 PM (yQpMk)

49 Questions for the folks who can sew. Can the embroidery in the new top dress be done by machine or would it be hand work? That would be a huge amount of hand sewing.

Posted by: JTB at September 22, 2018 05:34 PM (V+03K)

50 LBJ would've swung a dog by the ears and knocked some sense into anybody trying to get out of line.

Posted by: NCKate at September 22, 2018 05:35 PM (Jv60O)

51 Posted by: JTB at September 22, 2018 05:24 PM (V+03K)

It's called "Sleepytime extra" made by celestial Seasonings It's contains chamomile, spearmint and valerian. There's a "Sleepytime" but not as good as the extra if taken right before bed.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 05:36 PM (AllCR)

52 48. Agreed. That is why Grasslee needs a vote on Monday

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 05:36 PM (HrSJb)

53 39 So tiger's banging hos in the sand trap?
Posted by: NCKate at September 22, 2018 05:31 PM (Jv60O)

No, in the front hole.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2018 05:36 PM (NWiLs)

54 Love the long floaty blue and white dress.

Not my fave look for Melania - looks like something a kid would wear to be a Christmas angel in the church pageant.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2018 05:37 PM (C1PQi)

55 This was in an earlier thread. Just brutal:

https://quillette.com/2018/09/21/the-preachers-of-the-great-awokening/

Posted by: Max Power at September 22, 2018 05:37 PM (q177U)

56 I am afraid that Kav feels like we do, disgusted with GOPe, and withdraws.

Why would he withdraw? Because he's ticked at the GOP? He's worked towards this is whole life. I don't see him tossing it off because he doesn't like the way the scheduling has been mangled.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 05:37 PM (lwiT4)

57 I don't get the dislike for Melania's dress. It's elegant, classy and she wore it for the Christmas at the White House opening. It doesn't have to be form fitting, IMHO, to look good on her.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at September 22, 2018 05:37 PM (wgCUV)

58 51 ... Thanks, Fen. The memory ain't what it used to be.

Posted by: JTB at September 22, 2018 05:37 PM (V+03K)

59 58 51 ... Thanks, Fen. The memory ain't what it used to be.
Posted by: JTB at September 22, 2018 05:37 PM (V+03K)

How would you know?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2018 05:38 PM (NWiLs)

60 Thank you for the new dress OM. That one would discretely show off some assets with class and elan. Which I guess is the point - competition with other women.

Guys don't care about that stuff.

I tell my female students, "If guys are bothering you, just start talking shoes. The few guys that stick around are safe."

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 22, 2018 05:38 PM (hyuyC)

61 I tell my female students, "If guys are bothering you, just start talking shoes. The few guys that stick around are safe."
Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 22, 2018 05:38 PM (hyuyC)

By "safe" you mean "faygelah"?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2018 05:39 PM (NWiLs)

62 JTB, that lovely dress was most likely couture and therefore the embroidery would all be done by hand.

They do have machines that can do that stuff, though.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2018 05:39 PM (C1PQi)

63 Good evening my pretty Hordelings.

What a lovely day it was today! And I am capping it off by making pan-fried flank steak with chimichurri sauce.

Very nice dress selection, especially that embroidered bodice.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at September 22, 2018 05:39 PM (kQs4Y)

64 They do have machines that can do that stuff, though.





Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2018 05:39 PM (C1PQi)



Yeah my mom bought one about 15 years ago. It was $6000 then. Who knows what it would be now.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 05:40 PM (lwiT4)

65 It's called "Sleepytime extra" made by celestial Seasonings It's contains chamomile, spearmint and valerian. There's a "Sleepytime" but not as good as the extra if taken right before bed.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 05:36 PM (AllCR)

--Sleepytime Extra is very good, but not cheap.

I only bought it when it was on sale.

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 05:40 PM (e7oj4)

66 46
I remember how angry and depressed I was in 2009, when Roberts knifed us in the back on Obamacare.

Starting to feel that way with Flake


Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 05:34 PM (HrSJb)

The small pool of blood under our collective backs is a giveaway.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 22, 2018 05:40 PM (UsCnO)

67 I think Kav may be irritated-understandably so, but this is probably one of the biggest or biggest thing in the life of a judge-to go on the Supreme Court. I would be surprised if he withdraws. By this time, he probably knows they'll still come after him even if he doesn't make it to the Supreme Court, so he might as well fight.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 05:41 PM (AllCR)

68 59... Insomniac, LOL!! Fortunately, Mrs. JTB reminds me!

Posted by: JTB at September 22, 2018 05:41 PM (V+03K)

69 Very nice dress selection, especially that embroidered bodice.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes



It's opening day of Oktoberfest. Are you going to post pics of yourself in this year's dirndl?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 22, 2018 05:41 PM (fuK7c)

70 OOOOOOO !

its da Chess Thread !

Posted by: JT at September 22, 2018 05:42 PM (mBbsP)

71 Aww, had to look, just wasn't seeing it

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 05:43 PM (T4oHT)

72 It's opening day of Oktoberfest. Are you going to post pics of yourself in this year's dirndl?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 22, 2018 05:41 PM (fuK7c)
----------

My daughter is there in Munich. And she and her friends are wearing the dirndls they bought, and they look adorable. And I am not sharing any pics so you'll have to take my word for it.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2018 05:43 PM (C1PQi)

73
It's opening day of Oktoberfest. Are you going to post pics of yourself in this year's dirndl?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 22, 2018 05:41 PM (fuK7c)
---
LOL, that's really Her Eminence's booby bailiwick.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at September 22, 2018 05:44 PM (kQs4Y)

74 I like gold. I like marble. I like Melania. Great picture!

Posted by: South of Caligirl at September 22, 2018 05:44 PM (o2vOl)

75 54
Love the long floaty blue and white dress.





Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2018 05:37
Agreed. Although, I've been studying it and trying to figure out how it would look if it were cut just below the knee.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 22, 2018 05:45 PM (Dhht7)

76 My daughter is there in Munich. And she and her friends are wearing the dirndls they bought, and they look adorable.


That sounds so fun.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 05:45 PM (lwiT4)

77 Kav ain't gonna withdraw. I watched him closely in the committee hearings.

He's got steel in his spine, a glint in his eyes. And this was only pre-Ford.

He's going to get on The Bench, and his opinions are going to be especially sharp, cutting and decisive.

Worst mistake the Dems have made in a generation of hearings, is what they're doing to this man.

He's going to make them pay, and his knife will be so sharp they won't even realize it was them whut honed it's edge.

This one's just a skirmish, though.

It's Trump's next two Supreme Court appointments that will really be fights.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 22, 2018 05:46 PM (QzJWU)

78 Not my fave look for Melania - looks like something a kid would wear to be a Christmas angel in the church pageant.



Posted by: bluebell


Meow

Posted by: JT at September 22, 2018 05:46 PM (mBbsP)

79 Agreed. Although, I've been studying it and trying to figure out how it would look if it were cut just below the knee.
Posted by: olddog in mo at September 22, 2018 05:45 PM (Dhht7)
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Still lovely, but I think it would need to be a little longer, like tea length, to still take advantage of the floatiness.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2018 05:46 PM (C1PQi)

80 Holy crappies. There's a guy named Gosar running for Congress in Arizona. He might even already be one and is running for reelection.

All five of his brothers and sisters shot an ad endorsing his opponent and saying "don't vote for my brother".

Thanksgiving should be awesome.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 22, 2018 05:47 PM (fuK7c)

81 51 It's called "Sleepytime extra" made by celestial Seasonings It's contains chamomile, spearmint and valerian.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 05:36 PM (AllCR)


It's my beverage of choizzzzzZZZZzzzzz.....

Posted by: Jeff Sessionzzzz at September 22, 2018 05:47 PM (DTX3h)

82 I'll play him, but it will have to be next week, he only gets to use pawns, he can't look at the board and I get to move twice for every move he makes.

Posted by: Chrissy Ford (Not A Slut!) at September 22, 2018 05:48 PM (oVJmc)

83 Okay, now gotta add Chick Fil A app for the freebies. . . .

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 05:48 PM (e7oj4)

84 Grammie, they are having a blast. They were in Dublin for a bit, then in London, and now in Munich. Doing a tour of the Great Pubs of Europe, I suspect. Today they met up with her friend's brother and his fiancee.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2018 05:48 PM (C1PQi)

85 49
Questions for the folks who can sew. Can the embroidery in the new top
dress be done by machine or would it be hand work? That would be a huge
amount of hand sewing.

Posted by: JTB at September 22, 2018 05:34 PM (V+03K)

--------------
Bluebell beat me to it. Certainly hand-embroidered and absolutely magnificent work. The embroidery projects that the Bosnian ladies are impressive, as well.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at September 22, 2018 05:49 PM (SORXN)

86 I think I don't like the sleeves on Melania's dress. They make her look clunky up top. Three-quarter and sticking out. No. Better sleeveless or long tapered sleeves.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 05:49 PM (lwiT4)

87 Gah - I meant "that the Bosnian ladies are working on are impressive, as well".

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at September 22, 2018 05:49 PM (SORXN)

88 Why is there never any Kato in this thread? The 'ettes would enjoy Kato's fashion innovations:
https://draculaclothing.com/ladies-clothing-c-23/steampunkcouture.html

Posted by: South of Caligirl at September 22, 2018 05:49 PM (o2vOl)

89 Flake to vote present?


https://tinyurl.com/y9ap8hbr

Posted by: Ha at September 22, 2018 05:50 PM (MAstk)

90 Bander, that's the creepy ghoul from Ghostbusters, right? I wouldn't vote for him either, just on general principle.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2018 05:50 PM (C1PQi)

91 Pick up black queen
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 22, 2018 05:31 PM (VE0m1)


If you're going to recapture with the rook, I think there's a mate in that line. That is, you don't have to settle for picking up the queen, although that is a good line, too.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at September 22, 2018 05:50 PM (aGFaW)

92 If the Rs pick up a few seats in the Senate, and they should, the next confirmations become easier. The Ds can play their games, but they'll be obviously futile

Ford is their Plan C, with the desperation play off getting Collins and Murkowski because Grrrl Power.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 05:50 PM (1UZdv)

93 Bluebell - that sounds like an amazing trip. Has she been to Europe before?

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 05:51 PM (lwiT4)

94 And I am not sharing any pics so you'll have to take my word for it.



Posted by: bluebell


Can ya post the pics and just put a black strip across their eyes ?

Posted by: JT at September 22, 2018 05:51 PM (mBbsP)

95 Flake to vote present?

Dicks gotta dick.

Posted by: Chrissy Ford (Not A Slut!) at September 22, 2018 05:51 PM (oVJmc)

96 Why is there never any Kato in this thread?


What can I tell you? There was a noise by the wall, and then kind of a thump thump thump, and then they found a bloody glove back there.

That's all I know.

Posted by: Kato Kaelin at September 22, 2018 05:51 PM (fuK7c)

97 The redhead on the swing in the second picture is Suzy Parker, very famous model in the fifties, married a movie star, though I don't think A-level. They had a house in Washington Mews at one point, I think. Her older sister was also famous. Dorian something. Dark hair.

Posted by: Wenda (sic) at September 22, 2018 05:51 PM (fCE6j)

98 Damn!! I missed the queen taking the rook for problem 2.

Back to the drawing board ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 22, 2018 05:51 PM (VE0m1)

99 All five of his brothers and sisters shot an ad endorsing his opponent and saying "don't vote for my brother".

Thanksgiving should be awesome.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 22, 2018 05:47 PM (fuK7c)

--If I disagreed with the politics of one of my brothers, I would just STFU, not actively help his opponent.

Family first.

Demotards are fucked in the head.

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 05:52 PM (e7oj4)

100 38-13 Bama

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 05:52 PM (yQpMk)

101 Why is there never any Kato in this thread?


Because it was the sixties and everyone was like, "oh, let the little Asian man be a sidekick".

Sidekick? I'm Bruce Lee, motherfuckers. There's never been anyone like me and you're like, oh funny eyes so we can't take him seriously.

Posted by: Bruce Lee at September 22, 2018 05:53 PM (fuK7c)

102 Bluebell - that sounds like an amazing trip. Has she been to Europe before?
Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 05:51 PM (lwiT4)
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Once, two and a half years ago, with the same girl and another couple friends. They all work very hard, save their money, and take a big trip every so often while they are all still unmarried! This time they spent five days staying with my SIL and her family in London, so that was a big savings for them.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2018 05:54 PM (C1PQi)

103 Suzy Parker is thrusting out her boobies at us.

I approve.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at September 22, 2018 05:54 PM (U3075)

104 Can ya post the pics and just put a black strip across their eyes ?
Posted by: JT at September 22, 2018 05:51 PM (mBbsP)
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Nope

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2018 05:55 PM (C1PQi)

105 I've seen dresses on Melania that were more flattering. But I saw that one when she did a tour of the White House Xmas decorations. It seemed appropriate for the decor.

Posted by: JTB at September 22, 2018 05:56 PM (V+03K)

106 I will point out for the record that Eris is seriously -- even actionably -- understating her dirndl potential.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 22, 2018 05:56 PM (fuK7c)

107 By the way, ace has stomped this post with a NOOD Flake.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2018 05:56 PM (C1PQi)

108 bluebell - oh to be young again, holidaying all over Europe, staying in London, then onto Oktoberfest! Sounds like a backdrop for a novel, doesn't it?

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 05:56 PM (lwiT4)

109 Speaking of Oktoberfest, bought some of those beers produced by Sam Adams today. Tried it at the large local liquor store near me. 'Twas their anniversary, and had a ton of vendors giving away free samples of every thing. Beer, wine and a lot of hard stuff. Great afternoon!

Posted by: HH at September 22, 2018 05:57 PM (mIJBI)

110 A little kid visiting the White House for Christmas thought Melania looked like an angel.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at September 22, 2018 05:57 PM (kQs4Y)

111 Kind 93 year old manhas been handing out Hershey bars for years:

https://tinyurl.com/ydcandw4

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 05:57 PM (AllCR)

112 Never mind ...

If

Rxe4 Qxe4
Qh8+ Kf7
Rh7+ Kg6
Rh6+ Kf7
Qxf6#

... so Queen can't take rook. My original line that black rook has to take rook stands.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 22, 2018 05:57 PM (VE0m1)

113 The redhead on the swing in the second picture is Suzy Parker, very famous model in the fifties, married a movie star, though I don't think A-level

Bradford Dillman

Posted by: JT at September 22, 2018 05:58 PM (mBbsP)

114 First! day of fall here in The Valley, and it's like totally 93*F here...

but there's chores to be done and canoe sex beer in the frig when they're done, so "winning"!

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 22, 2018 05:59 PM (rjbMC)

115 It does, grammie, but it better be one of those sweet little novels, that's what it better be.

When she goes on these trips, she sends us pictures every day and tells us where they've gone. I've got to say, they always pack everything in that they can - they don't waste a minute, but with plenty of fun built in. They research like crazy before they go. God bless Trip Advisor, I guess.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2018 05:59 PM (C1PQi)

116 Can ya post the pics and just put a black strip across their eyes ?
Posted by: JT at September 22, 2018 05:51 PM (mBbsP)
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Nope


Posted by: bluebell


LOL.

I didn't expect a reply !

LOL

Posted by: JT at September 22, 2018 06:00 PM (mBbsP)

117 Oh, to be young again and traipsing through Hong Kong in heels with a sailor on each arm!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at September 22, 2018 06:00 PM (kQs4Y)

118 Now we have a new top photo dress. Very beautiful embroidery!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 06:01 PM (AllCR)

119 Oh, to be young again and traipsing through Hong Kong in heels with a sailor on each arm!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at September 22, 2018 06:00 PM (kQs4Y)
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That's next year's trip, Eris!


Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2018 06:01 PM (C1PQi)

120 115 It does, grammie, but it better be one of those sweet little novels, that's what it better be.

When she goes on these trips, she sends us pictures every day and tells us where they've gone. I've got to say, they always pack everything in that they can - they don't waste a minute, but with plenty of fun built in. They research like crazy before they go. God bless Trip Advisor, I guess.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2018 05:59 PM (C1PQi)

--I'm re-reading Daisy Miller right now.

It's inspiring my own writing (HJ is one of my literary idols), but for the psychological stuff, not the Europe stuff.

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 06:02 PM (e7oj4)

121 Click on the top pic of the embroidered dress to get to her Twitter thang. Exquisite dresses of many eras.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at September 22, 2018 06:02 PM (kQs4Y)

122 Still lovely, but I think it would need to be a little longer, like tea length, to still take advantage of the floatiness.





Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2018 05:46
Yeah, that's what I was kind of thinking with all the pleats. Is tea length mid-calf? Because that's what I was thinking when I said below the knee.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 22, 2018 06:03 PM (Dhht7)

123 Holy crappies. There's a guy named Gosar running for Congress in Arizona. He might even already be one and is running for reelection.

All five of his brothers and sisters shot an ad endorsing his opponent and saying "don't vote for my brother".

Thanksgiving should be awesome.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 22, 2018 05:47 PM (fuK7c)


Of course, he was banished by his bretheren once before.

"Gozer the Traveler. He will come in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the rectification of the Vuldrini, the traveler came as a large and moving Torg! Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the McKetrick supplicants, they chose a new form for him: that of a giant Slor! Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!"

So this time he is returning as a dentist.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2018 06:06 PM (mUa7G)

124 That's it, olddog!

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2018 06:07 PM (C1PQi)

125 This was in an earlier thread. Just brutal:

https://quillette.com/2018/09/21/the-preachers-of-the-great-awokening/
Posted by: Max Power at September 22, 2018 05:37 PM (q177U)


"Great Awokening" is funny and apropos in some sense, but it's also unfair. What SJWs want to do is convince certain demographic groups to live down to their worst instincts and think they are virtues. And then they want others to feel guilt over sins they've never committed. It's not really fair to compare that to Edwards, or probably even Finney.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 06:07 PM (/qEW2)

126 My countdown timer indicates that fall will begin at 9:54 pm EDT.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y95keg92

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 06:08 PM (sdi6R)

127 Dammit, got creamed. The opponent feels threatened by my initial move and she refuses to move until I agree to resign. What could I do?

Posted by: t-bird at September 22, 2018 06:08 PM (RCRTc)

128 91. If you're going to recapture with the rook, I think there's a mate in that line.


Ah ... I was trying to force BxRh7 ... but Rxe4 achieves
the same thing.


112
Never mind ...



Rxh7+ Qxh7 prevents mate ... but I think I can see the boatload of material.


Posted by: Off the reservation at September 22, 2018 06:09 PM (vWMNq)

129 Starting to feel like fall

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 06:09 PM (T4oHT)

130 "Dammit, got creamed. The opponent feels threatened by my initial move and she refuses to move until I agree to resign. What could I do?"

Heh. Why chess needed to add a play clock.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 06:12 PM (1UZdv)

131 "Dammit, got creamed. The opponent feels threatened by my initial move and she refuses to move until I agree to resign. What could I do?"


Ask her to marry you/

Posted by: JT at September 22, 2018 06:14 PM (mBbsP)

132 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 06:07 PM (/qEW2)

It's a funny phrase "Great Awakening" and it's a good article yes, it is not fair to compare it to Edwards. A huge component of the GA was a conviction of one's own sin. Do these "wokened" people have any conviction of their own sin and desire to throw themselves on the grace of God? I doubt it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 06:15 PM (AllCR)

133 We have dueling threads.

You can hear the banjo players in the background

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 06:15 PM (T4oHT)

134 More Challening Problem

1. Rxe4

if

1. ... Rxe4
2. Qg6+ Kf8
3. Rh8+ Ke7
4. Rh7+ Kd8
5. Qg8+ Re8
6. Ne6+ Kc8
7. Qxe8#

Posted by: Off the reservation at September 22, 2018 06:17 PM (vWMNq)

135 1. ... Rxe4
2. Qg6+ Kf8
3. Rh8+ Ke7
4. Rh7+ Kd8
5. Qg8+ Re8
6. Ne6+ Kc8
7. Qxe8#
Posted by: Off the reservation at September 22, 2018 06:17 PM (vWMNq)


If 2.Qg6+ then 2...Rg7.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at September 22, 2018 06:19 PM (aGFaW)

136 Posted by: Off the reservation at September 22, 2018 06:17 PM (vWMNq)

Aaah. Qg6+ is the correct second move ... obviously

Nice.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 22, 2018 06:21 PM (VE0m1)

137 Continuing.

1. Rxe4 Qxe4
2. Qh8+ Kf7
3. Rh7+ now Qxh7 is looking like boatloads of material

so

3. ... Kg6
4. Rh6+ Kf7
5. Qxf6+ Kg8
6. Rh8# not very good

So.

3. Rh7+ Qxh7
4. Qxh7+ K any
5. Qxa8 and black has Q+N vs R


Posted by: Off the reservation at September 22, 2018 06:21 PM (vWMNq)

138 Mond is a good QB, but Johnny Football he ain't.

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 06:23 PM (e7oj4)

139 135 If 2.Qg6+ then 2...Rg7.

Yes. I saw that earlier ... boatloads, I tells ya ... boatloads.

Let me see ...

Posted by: Off the reservation at September 22, 2018 06:23 PM (vWMNq)

140 Holy shit . . . Oreo waffle cone from Sonic . . . want one right now

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 06:26 PM (e7oj4)

141 If 2.Qg6+ then 2...Rg7.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at September 22, 2018 06:19 PM (aGFaW)


Ooof!

Now I feel really silly.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 22, 2018 06:26 PM (VE0m1)

142 141 Now I feel really silly.


I feel sillier.

Posted by: Off the reservation at September 22, 2018 06:29 PM (vWMNq)

143 Hey Jim!

Long time no comment. Been lurking a bit.
Had rotator cuff surgery two weeks ago. Three days later was admitted to hospital with pneumonia. Not my best two weeks, but I shall endeavor to persevere. Still plan on seeing the Horde at the Mo Me.

Posted by: Sixkiller at September 22, 2018 06:30 PM (20ZWP)

144 Last gasp.

1. Rxe4 Rex4
2. Qh8+ Kf7
3. Rh7+ Kg6
4. Rh6+ Kf7
5. Qxf6+ Kg8
6. Rg8#

Same as Qxe4 line.

Posted by: Off the reservation at September 22, 2018 06:36 PM (vWMNq)

145 Holy hell, ODU, my alma mater, is hanging with Virginia Tech.

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 06:41 PM (e7oj4)

146 144 Last gasp.

1. Rxe4 Rex4
2. Qh8+ Kf7
3. Rh7+ Kg6
4. Rh6+ Kf7
5. Qxf6+ Kg8
6. Rg8#

Same as Qxe4 line.
Posted by: Off the reservation at September 22, 2018 06:36 PM (vWMNq)


That seems like it works.

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 06:42 PM (sdi6R)

147 solutions up

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at September 22, 2018 06:42 PM (aGFaW)

148 Now I feel really silly.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 22, 2018 06:26 PM (VE0m1)


I didn't see it, either, until my app played it.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at September 22, 2018 06:43 PM (aGFaW)

149 Sixkiller. Write me, my email is in my nic.

Gotta ask quershtuns 'bout that rotator cuff thingy. Which I think will be in my future gotta-do's.

Thanks in advance!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 22, 2018 06:48 PM (QzJWU)

150 ODU 35 Tech 28

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 06:49 PM (e7oj4)

151 Wonder what James Monroe has up his sleeve.

Posted by: JT at September 22, 2018 06:51 PM (mBbsP)

152 Problem 2:

Rxe4 Rxe4
Qh8+ Kf7
Rh7+ Kg6
Rh6+ Kf7
Qxf6+ Ke8
Rh8+ Kd7
Qf5+ Kc7
Qf7+ Re7
Qxe7#

Black can make some delaying moves instead but they only delay this.

If:

Rxe4 QxR
Qh8+ Kf7
Rh7+ QxR
QxQ+ Kf8
QxR

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 22, 2018 06:52 PM (VE0m1)

Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Glad you stopped by this afternoon. Grab some comfort food, a tasty beverage and enjoy the world of pets.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.

Our Moron friend Hank Curmudgeon deserves a big thank you for all of the material he hat tips us with. This week is no different. Wonderful photography with Comedy and wildlife all wrapped into one.


Hey Mom, Look at me!

Thank you Hank.


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Have you ever heard the expression, Look what the cat dragged in? Well in this situation quite the haul.

Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Police in Britain said a pet owner contacted authorities when their cat came home toting an unusual trophy -- a bag of drugs.

The Ashley Police Team in Bristol, England, said the cat came home with a bag that contained several smaller bags believed to contain illegal drugs.

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Life Number 9, he went out with a FLASH.

Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Utility officials in New Orleans said 7,556 people were without power Monday due to a cat that wandered into a substation.

Entergy New Orleans said 7,556 customers lost power after a cat wandered into the substation about 8:30 a.m. and caused a flash by touching equipment.

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Florida to get tougher on animal abusers.

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Meet The PetMorons

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Cat 1
Look, no feets! This is Shasha our most neurotic and paranoid rescue. We have had her for 3 years, we think she is around 6 years old.
Love all the critters on the pet thread, Dread Pirate Roberta.

Cat 2

Hi, this is Tiger Lily, she is our little Houston rescue. My husband fell for her at a PetSmart and brought her home. She thinks she owns the house. Small cat with a big attitude! Thanks for all you do, Dread Pirate Roberta.

No need to thank us here. We are thankful for all of our readers and our Morons who submit photos to us. Neat looking cats. Thanks for the submission.

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Heard your inbox was a little bare last week. Id be happy to help. We have Isabella the happy hound who loooooves her boat, and Rainy Bird who has an amazing amount of brain power for a one pound creature. Shes keeping an eye on things - making sure her underlings behave.

Enjoy the waning summer everyone. Laura


I know you've been waiting a while to see your pets in the thread. Thank you for your patience.


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"Pocket" (I didn't name her), some kind of spotted tabby. Pretty dim even by cat standards, but affectionate. This is her post-bacon face-Doomed

She may be dim but appears to be very loved!!! Appreciate you submitting her photo.


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Casts off back legs 2 weeks early! - Mrs. E


Looks like a full recovery? Woot-Woot!!!


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First pic is Flash, who likes adjusting the fan to suit him. The second is our smallest little snot, Ralphie, whos too cute for his own good. - nnptcgrad

Wow a submission of 5 doggehs. That's quite the crew you have there. I'm sorry only 2 made it today. Please resubmit the other 3 down the road sometime so they can say they are PetMorons.


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Thanks again for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed yourself. Have a great week!!!!

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1 First.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 02:41 PM (/qEW2)

2 "Beware of Doug" - Gary Larson

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 02:42 PM (/qEW2)

3 Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Police in Britain said a pet owner contacted authorities when their cat came home toting an unusual trophy -- a bag of drugs.
The Ashley Police Team in Bristol, England, said the cat came home with a bag that contained several smaller bags believed to contain illegal drugs.


Dude. I thought it was catnip.

Posted by: the Cat at September 22, 2018 02:43 PM (/qEW2)

4 *waves arm*

Barman! A round of cat drugs for all these kitties.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 02:45 PM (y87Qq)

5 That top dog pic is almost too adorable.

Did I hear right that AlexTheChick is getting a pup?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, well-armed dreg of society at September 22, 2018 02:45 PM (xJa6I)

6 The second Hank link isn't working.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, well-armed dreg of society at September 22, 2018 02:47 PM (xJa6I)

7 >>>New law could ban anyone convicted of animal cruelty from owning a pet

What Florida does for animals, the Catholic church's hierarchy will not do for children.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 02:49 PM (/qEW2)

8 Oh, dog on a boat!

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at September 22, 2018 02:49 PM (WY9Hg)

9 7 >>>New law could ban anyone convicted of animal cruelty from owning a pet

What Florida does for animals, the Catholic church's hierarchy will not do for children.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 02:49 PM (/qEW2)

And yet furries are permitted to exist.

So far.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, well-armed dreg of society at September 22, 2018 02:50 PM (xJa6I)

10 Nice work, Chuck. So she'll testify.

Kavanaugh will get a final smearing that will follow him forvever, she'll become a hero but a few spineless GOP Senators get a pat on their head.

Everyone saying "we've got this in the bag" forget the same thing was said about the Obamacare repeal.

Posted by: Blago at September 22, 2018 02:51 PM (UfkIY)

11 Dude. I thought it was catnip.
Posted by: the Cat at September 22, 2018 02:43 PM (/qEW2)


Just don't call me a bitch when you get stoned on your (supposedly) adult kids' pot brownies!-- the Cat

https://tinyurl.com/y76qqen5

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 02:51 PM (3C9q2)

12 I thought AtC was getting a pet spider.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at September 22, 2018 02:55 PM (wgCUV)

13 The Food Thread is always the best thread!

Posted by: Barky Obama at September 22, 2018 02:59 PM (hVHEm)

14 Chuck the cuck is 2nd trombone


No, Chuck is a cheap fiddle, nothing more


fucking coward

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2018 03:00 PM (+g41/)

15 she'll become a hero

Hey wait, I thought Fix-or-repair-daily Ford is afraid of flying. This being the Pet Thread, why don't you morons suggest some really special comfort animals to help her overcome her fear? (yeah, snakes on a plane . . . )

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 03:01 PM (3C9q2)

16 Conor and I are dog sitting Leo G. Hrothgar, where the G stands for "Gentleman". Leo is Daughter H's rescue standard poodle and has the most intelligent eyes I have ever seen on a dog. I'd love to have a Canine translator so I could have a meaningful discussion with him. I'll try to get a picture for the thread.

Posted by: Hrothgar Heavy Industries,VLLC at September 22, 2018 03:02 PM (n9EOP)

17 And yet furries are permitted to exist.

So far.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, well-armed dreg of society at September 22, 2018 02:50 PM (xJa6I)


I couldn't make it through that Metokur video that Palpatine posted yesterday.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 03:02 PM (/qEW2)

18 Chuck the cuck is 2nd trombone


No, Chuck is a cheap fiddle, nothing more


fucking coward
Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2018 03:00 PM (+g41/)

Well truthfully I'm 5th Clarinet, not that it makes any difference.

Posted by: Chuckles Grassley at September 22, 2018 03:02 PM (hVHEm)

19 Isabella has Dark Souls loot.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at September 22, 2018 03:05 PM (FAO5C)

20 Nice work, Chuck. So she'll testify.

Kavanaugh will get a final smearing that will follow him forvever, she'll become a hero but a few spineless GOP Senators get a pat on their head.

Everyone saying "we've got this in the bag" forget the same thing was said about the Obamacare repeal.
Posted by: Blago at September 22, 2018 02:51 PM (UfkIY)


What are the parameters for how long this can drag out?

Are we talking Mueller length drawing out of things?

Feinstein deliberately missed the deadline. Surely Grassley can put some limits onto this thing.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 03:07 PM (/qEW2)

21 Isabella has Dark Souls loot.
Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at September 22, 2018 03:05 PM (FAO5C)


I have never played that game but immediately knew what you meant.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 03:07 PM (y87Qq)

22 She has NOT really said she is testifying... Her "acceptance" comes with a ton of kaveats and more negotiation...she gave herself an out larger that stormies pussie

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2018 03:08 PM (Ydx5u)

23 AND AND Grassley has NOT accepted her bullshit acceptance

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2018 03:08 PM (Ydx5u)

24 Good thing I'm not up for election this year!

Posted by: Chuck Grassley at September 22, 2018 03:09 PM (hVHEm)

25 That new law in Florida about animal abusers is a good start but doesn't go anywhere near far enough. Whoever beat that puppy to death should get the death penalty. Animal abuse should be a capital crime. And I am not joking.

Posted by: JTB at September 22, 2018 03:10 PM (V+03K)

26 What kind of comfort animal would y'all recommend for Grassley?

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 03:10 PM (3C9q2)

27 What kind of comfort animal would y'all recommend for Grassley?
Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 03:10 PM (3C9q2)

A worm, it fits his personality.

Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 03:11 PM (hVHEm)

28 Whoever beat that puppy to death should get the death penalty. Animal abuse should be a capital crime. And I am not joking.

Posted by: JTB at September 22, 2018 03:10 PM (V+03K)

Amen brother!

Posted by: Hrothgar Heavy Industries,VLLC at September 22, 2018 03:11 PM (n9EOP)

29 What kind of comfort animal would y'all recommend for Grassley?
Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 03:10 PM (3C9q2)

A worm, it fits his personality.

Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 03:11 PM (hVHEm)


That choice does satisfy the key requirement of spinelessness!

Posted by: Hrothgar Heavy Industries,VLLC at September 22, 2018 03:12 PM (n9EOP)

30 What a dupe Grassley is. The idiot just falls for one thing after another. This is the shit that really pisses people off.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 03:12 PM (w5kO1)

31 ...Did I hear right that AlexTheChick is getting a pup?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, well-armed dreg of society at September 22, 2018 02:45 PM (xJa6I)



Almost, but not quite.

A pup is getting an Alex the Chick. His own personal squeeze toy, I'm told. Or, toys.

Lucky dog.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


*ravage? I don't see no rava

Posted by: Jim at September 22, 2018 03:12 PM (QzJWU)

32 you know the best way to improve a 10% approval rating

Become even more COWARDLY


fucking GOP, they suck in our name

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2018 03:13 PM (+g41/)

33 Tucker was right. This is the end of the Senates advise and consent. This has gone well beyond constitutional limits and tradition. Democrats will rue the day they started this, much like the filibuster.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 03:15 PM (w5kO1)

34 What exactly do you want or expect Grassley to do? To do, and still get Kavanaugh across the finish line?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2018 03:16 PM (Ydx5u)

35 Tucker was right. This is the end of the Senates advise and consent. This has gone well beyond constitutional limits and tradition. Democrats will rue the day they started this, much like the filibuster.
Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 03:15 PM (w5kO1)

Yup

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2018 03:16 PM (Ydx5u)

36 Its obvious that cat is a feline Scarface. He was just trying to hide his stash from the po po.

Posted by: Puddleglum, undisclosed location at September 22, 2018 03:17 PM (t1fa3)

37 Now in the senate accusation=guilty.

Good to know Congress is always working to destroy our Constitution and turn us into a Banana republic

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 03:17 PM (w5kO1)

38 Is Rainy Bird an african grey? Would be interesting to hear a vid of her most NSFW quotes.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 03:18 PM (/qEW2)

39 you know the best way to improve a 10% approval rating

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2018 03:13 PM (+g41/)

10%!?! That's way too high!

Posted by: The Senate GOP at September 22, 2018 03:18 PM (hVHEm)

40 WH does NOT consider this a goof faith offer

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2018 03:18 PM (Ydx5u)

41 Ford knew this would be it if she refused to testify. So now they just tried to change the game.

They want a narrative, not the truth, because the truth is she's a fraud.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 03:20 PM (w5kO1)

42 Do they still use pets to make pet food? Chinese want to know? YUM YUM products .LTD. NO PETTING ALLOWED in prof Fords class'eh.

Posted by: saf at September 22, 2018 03:20 PM (5IHGB)

43 What kind of comfort animal would y'all recommend for Grassley?
Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 03:10 PM (3C9q2)

A worm, it fits his personality.

Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 03:11 PM (hVHEm)

That choice does satisfy the key requirement of spinelessness!
Posted by: Hrothgar Heavy Industries,VLLC at September 22, 2018 03:12 PM (n9EOP)

A snail would work just as well.

Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 03:21 PM (hVHEm)

44 Whoever beat that puppy to death should get the death penalty. Animal abuse should be a capital crime.

Then there's the guy in Missouri who beat his daughter's kitten to death after downing a six-pack and half a bottle of vodka: https://tinyurl.com/yc9xc9t8

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 03:21 PM (3C9q2)

45 OK. Since this is the pet thread, a squirrel just challenged my GSD and failed. At least it looks like it may have been a squirrel. :-/

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 03:22 PM (w5kO1)

46 WH does NOT consider this a goof faith offer
Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2018 03:18 PM (Ydx5u)

Goof faith? Is that intentional?

Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 03:22 PM (hVHEm)

47 Is Rainy Bird an african grey? Would be interesting to hear a vid of her most NSFW quotes.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 03:18 PM (/qEW2)


"choo choo..."

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 03:23 PM (y87Qq)

48 I had no idea Petsmart will match online prices. Good to know. Saves me a few bucks now.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 03:23 PM (w5kO1)

49 We had a kitteh when I was a kid who liked to bring my mom gifts of rodents pretending to be dead.

Whenever mom screamed I knew that Scruffy was paying her his respects.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2018 03:23 PM (EZebt)

50 Goof faith? Is that intentional?
Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 03:22 PM (hVHEm)

Normally I attribute shit like that to the fact that I can't spell of type. So I fat fingered that one

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2018 03:24 PM (Ydx5u)

51 We had a kitteh when I was a kid who liked to bring my mom gifts of rodents pretending to be dead.

At least the kitteh didn't gift your mom with a hobo pretending to be dead.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 03:25 PM (3C9q2)

52 We had a kitteh when I was a kid who liked to bring my mom gifts of rodents pretending to be dead.

Whenever mom screamed I knew that Scruffy was paying her his respects.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2018 03:23 PM (EZebt)

My cats always did that to my wife...as they got older they just tied a napkin around their necks and sat in front of "Mom" and meowed "Feed Me"

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2018 03:25 PM (Ydx5u)

53 Speaking of trombone... oldest son finally has his practice tuba at home... the cat and dog are NOT amused...at. all!! He had his friend from across the street come over with his trumpet and they "practiced" on the front porch. The neighborhood cats all disappeared.

Posted by: lin-duh at September 22, 2018 03:26 PM (kufk0)

54 We had a kitteh when I was a kid who liked to bring my mom gifts of rodents pretending to be dead.

Whenever mom screamed I knew that Scruffy was paying her his respects.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2018 03:23 PM (EZebt)

Reminds me of how when I was a kid, my cat would store dead roaches under a chair because he knew we'd give him more treats if he gave us one roach at a time.

Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 03:27 PM (hVHEm)

55 Animal abuse should be a capital crime. And I am not joking.
Posted by: JTB at September 22, 2018 03:10 PM (V+03K)

===

One of the most accurate predictors of violent psychopathology among children is animal abuse.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2018 03:29 PM (EZebt)

56 I hate judge fancy pants from nj

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2018 03:30 PM (Ydx5u)

57 Lovable animals! I want to caress them all. Tiger Lily looks startlingly like my Star (2000-2016.)

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 03:31 PM (mk9aG)

58 oldest son finally has his practice tuba at home... the cat and dog are NOT amused...at. all!!

They're hoping he doesn't bring home a vuvuzela.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 03:31 PM (3C9q2)

59 Looks to me like it wasn't an offer to testify. They are trying to push the date out.

They simultaneously said they want to testify but need the terms to be worked out.

This is not someone who wants to testify. It's a ruse.

Vote Monday.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 03:33 PM (w5kO1)

60 Hello pet lovers!

Sorry to intrude, but here is the "acceptance" communication from Dr. Ford's lawyers:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7qbxfrl


PS: I am sick of seeing the photo of Ford wearing sunglasses and grinning.

Posted by: Gref at September 22, 2018 03:34 PM (AMIL/)

61 One of the most accurate predictors of violent psychopathology among children is animal abuse.

IIRC, fire setting is another.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 03:34 PM (3C9q2)

62 Reminds me of how when I was a kid, my cat would store dead roaches under a chair because he knew we'd give him more treats if he gave us one roach at a time.

Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 03:27 PM (hVHEm)

When I was a kid, my sister had a cat who really was a hoot. I'll never forget one instance in particular. We had to give the cat pills for some malady and everything went off without a hitch. We'd been there before so knew how to get a cat to swallow pills.

About six months later we were in the dining room getting things ready for a holiday dinner. One of the things we did was move the table (pretty heavy it took multiple people) so we could vacuum the carpet. So we move the table and there are the pile of pills underneath one of the crosspieces supports. Perfectly hidden so if someone took a passing glance you wouldn't have seen them. The only way to see them was to literally move the table. We laughed for hours and hours. Hell I'm laughing now and this happened back in the 1980s. I gave the cat a hug just because you had to admire the sheer fucking balls of the whole thing, the cleverness of it.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 22, 2018 03:34 PM (4ErVI)

63 Looks to me like it wasn't an offer to testify. They are trying to push the date out.

They simultaneously said they want to testify but need the terms to be worked out.

This is not someone who wants to testify. It's a ruse.

Vote Monday.
Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 03:33 PM (w5kO1)

Expect Grassley to cave even further.

Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 03:35 PM (hVHEm)

64 Reminds me of how when I was a kid, my cat would store dead roaches under a chair because he knew we'd give him more treats if he gave us one roach at a time.
Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 03:27 PM (hVHEm)

===

Wikkid Smaht kitteh!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2018 03:35 PM (EZebt)

65 Napolitano is talking nonsense on Fox right now, saying the Dr. Crazy-Ford can file a criminal complaint on Judge Kavanaugh. Without a when and where what will the police investigate?
I'm still unsure what RELEVANT questions can be asked to ascertain what the facts of the incident are verifiable.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at September 22, 2018 03:35 PM (Ydc14)

66 Looks to me like it wasn't an offer to testify. They are trying to push the date out.

They simultaneously said they want to testify but need the terms to be worked out.

This is not someone who wants to testify. It's a ruse.

Vote Monday.
Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 03:33 PM (w5kO1)

That's how I read it also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2018 03:35 PM (Ydx5u)

67 Napolitano is talking nonsense on Fox right now, saying the Dr. Crazy-Ford can file a criminal complaint on Judge Kavanaugh. Without a when and where what will the police investigate?
I'm still unsure what RELEVANT questions can be asked to ascertain what the facts of the incident are verifiable.
Posted by: Concerned People's Front at September 22, 2018 03:35 PM (Ydc14)

He's gay and i think the aids is eating his brain away

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2018 03:36 PM (Ydx5u)

68 "The Judge" has an elevated opinion of the status of the judiciary. IIRC, he agreed with a federal court disregarding the limits the Congress placed on the jurisdiction of the courts regarding terrorists captured on the foreign field of battle.

Posted by: Fox2! at September 22, 2018 03:37 PM (brIR5)

69 Pet Thread!!! Great looking group this week!

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 03:39 PM (MVjcR)

70 Napolitano has no credibility. The guy talks out of his ass. I'm surprised after the last bullshit they put him back on. He's always wrong. My dog is more intelligent

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 03:39 PM (w5kO1)

71 I gave the cat a hug just because you had to admire the sheer fucking balls of the whole thing, the cleverness of it.

My kittehs always made the mistake of spitting out pills right away so I knew they hadn't swallowed them. What works for me is asking the vet for the liquid form of whatever medication they need.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 03:40 PM (3C9q2)

72 LMAO, all the pictures are awesome.

Relatively slow college football day.

Any Moron who wants political red meat, Judge Jugs is on C-SPAN's Book TV and is tearing it up.

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 03:40 PM (e7oj4)

73 Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 22, 2018 03:34 PM (4ErVI)

===

I dunno where the "dumb cat" meme came from, because I have had both very smart and very dumb cats.

When Mrs. Franpsycho and I first started to date, my cat would pee in her shoes. We had to be sure her shoes were out of reach wheber she came to my place.

She used to complain that the kitteh was "glaring" at her.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2018 03:40 PM (EZebt)

74 That letter from Ford's lawyer is not an acceptance. It's "I agree to having more negotiations." Not the same.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 03:43 PM (lwiT4)

75 A nice group of pets.

Isabella sure seems to be enjoying her boat ride!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at September 22, 2018 03:43 PM (Rz2Nc)

76 The only cat I like is my neighbors. The thing is a murder machine. Between him, the fisher, my dog and the hawks it's like small rodent hell around here.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 03:44 PM (w5kO1)

77 Marcus T and NGU--

I agree. The response is just an offer to continue negotiations. I pray that Grassley finally says, "Um, nope. That was a real ultimatum."

Then the Dems will have to make the argument my six-year-old grandson makes with his parents: "You usually give in to me when I keep asking. I never thought that no actually meant no. That's not fair."

Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at September 22, 2018 03:45 PM (S+f+m)

78 https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7qbxfrl





PS: I am sick of seeing the photo of Ford wearing sunglasses and grinning.



Posted by: Gref at September 22, 2018 03:34 PM (AMIL/)

That bull-dyke shyster is not negotiating in good faith. Drop her saggy ass into Gaza.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2018 03:46 PM (iwUO9)

79 Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 03:43 PM (lwiT4)

Hey grammie-- when do the Cubs clinch the NL Central?

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 03:46 PM (3C9q2)

80 problem 1: rc8+

problem 2: [uncrossing legs] oops, sorry about that!

Posted by: mjc, the very, at September 22, 2018 03:47 PM (Pg+x7)

81 oldest son finally has his practice tuba at home...
Posted by: lin-duh at September 22, 2018 03:26 PM (kufk0)


It weighs the same as a real tuba, but the barrel is plugged and painted blue and the firing pin channel is welded over.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 03:47 PM (y87Qq)

82 Pet Thread! Nice doggie. Good kitty.

(It's a test today - how many AoS tabs can I have open at once?)
___

Caturday pix on Bluebird this week are fall-themed and cute as always. (Unpaid endorsement.)

https://bluebirdofbitterness.com

Posted by: mindful webworker's pet theories at September 22, 2018 03:48 PM (K7/OQ)

83 Mcabes's lawyer has now joined the edsel's legal team.

what a farce

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2018 03:48 PM (Ydx5u)

84 https://bluebirdofbitterness.com

I love that blog.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 03:49 PM (3C9q2)

85 I dunno where the "dumb cat" meme came from, because I have had both very smart and very dumb cats.

When Mrs. Franpsycho and I first started to date, my cat would pee in her shoes. We had to be sure her shoes were out of reach wheber she came to my place.

She used to complain that the kitteh was "glaring" at her.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2018 03:40 PM (EZebt)

My cat, who passed away back in 2011, actually attacked my girlfriend. She was over lounging on the bed watching tv while I took a quick shower and my cat came into the room and went fucking apeshit. I could hear screaming while I was in the shower and hustled into the room and he had her backed into a corner. It was FUCKING TERRIFYING. He was making sounds even I'd never heard. I had to take him out of the room at arm's length because I was afraid I'd lose an eye. I slammed the door and my girlfriend was actually crying she was so scared. I was pretty shook up myself. About 30 minutes later I open the door and HE'S RIGHT THERE AND GOES AT HER AGAIN. It was unfuckingbelievable. Out he goes again and eventually he calmed down but wow. My girlfriend never liked being around him again after that until I went out of town a few years later to a funeral and she grudgingly agreed to look after him. It turns out that once she cleaned his litter box and fed him he thought she was the most awesome person in the world. There were times after that where we'd come home and he would go past me to greet her with a rub up against her leg. Even still though she would always flinch a bit when he came around. Craziest shit ever.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 22, 2018 03:50 PM (4ErVI)

86 Hey grammie-- when do the Cubs clinch the NL Central?

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 03:46 PM (3C9q2)



Ugh! First, they have to find out where they lost their bats. Then they have to remember how to swing them. 1.5 games up, and the Brewers are starting to creep me out.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 03:50 PM (lwiT4)

87 LMAO Jeanine called Sessions "some schmuck from Alabama."

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 03:50 PM (e7oj4)

88 13 The Food Thread is always the best thread!
Posted by: Barky Obama


* Shoves Barky behind gate *
* Hands him an open umbrella *
Gnaw on that for a while, genius.

Posted by: mindful webworker's pet peeves at September 22, 2018 03:51 PM (K7/OQ)

89 Beautiful babies

Posted by: SamIam at September 22, 2018 03:51 PM (oasF3)

90 Craziest shit ever.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 22, 2018 03:50 PM (4ErVI)


Wow - your poor girlfriend!

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 03:51 PM (lwiT4)

91 Ugh! First, they have to find out where they lost their bats. Then they have to remember how to swing them. 1.5 games up, and the Brewers are starting to creep me out.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 03:50 PM (lwiT4)

--I'm dreaming of a Red Sox-Cub WS.

The Brewers would be utterly unsexy.

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 03:52 PM (e7oj4)

92 Mcabes's lawyer has now joined the edsel's legal team.

1) At least they didn't try to resurrect Johnnie Cochran; 2) "Dr." Edsel has two sons-- can you imagine what kind of mother she is to them?

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 03:52 PM (3C9q2)

93 incidentally, if ford testifies she will be accompanied bt one of her lawyers who will screen questions and object to the committee abusing her a second time -
with questions like "where was it?", "when was it" and "were you drinking?"

i'll be surprised if she answers any questions.

Posted by: mjc, the very, at September 22, 2018 03:53 PM (Pg+x7)

94 Wow - your poor girlfriend!

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 03:51 PM (lwiT4)

Only thing we could come up with is that he came thinking I was in there and it scared him that I wasn't. Maybe he thought she did something to me. He wasn't sick with anything. When the girlfriend tells the story, I always back her up to the hilt with it. It was fucking scary.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 22, 2018 03:54 PM (4ErVI)

95 Have the vote. If members of the GOP Caucus defect so be it. Lets have all the cards on the table.

Posted by: SH at September 22, 2018 03:55 PM (ZnZ+m)

96 The farce rolls on.

Grassley is a disgrace and old fool who got rooked by DiChi, his good friend.


The GOP is an idiologically confused, disorganized, unprincipled, incompetent and illigitimate political party.


In short...


The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 03:55 PM (pFzVE)

97 --I'm dreaming of a Red Sox-Cub WS.


Thankfully that should no longer cause a tear in the space time continuum.

Posted by: buzzion at September 22, 2018 03:55 PM (cAnNx)

98 Statement that Judiciary should make:

Even if "proven" the Ford allegation against Judge Kavanaugh, concerning events alleged when he was 17 years old, are if not totally irrelevant, at best marginally relevant to any serious consideration of his present qualifications.

And, in light of that conclusion, unless there were definitive proof of such events, such as a prior conviction, or even concrete evidence from the time (such as a contemporaneous police report) it would serve no legitimate purpose to have "testimony" presented on such an issue that is inherently unverifiable, and collateral. Case closed.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at September 22, 2018 03:55 PM (koNhm)

99 Mcabes's lawyer has now joined the edsel's legal team.

1) At least they didn't try to resurrect Johnnie Cochran; 2) "Dr." Edsel has two sons-- can you imagine what kind of mother she is to them?
Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 03:52 PM (3C9q2)

Well she appears to be a castrating Bi...

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2018 03:55 PM (Ydx5u)

100 --I'm dreaming of a Red Sox-Cub WS.

Wicked pissah! OTOH, today is the day my kittehs finally bury the 2018 Phillies in the litter box.

*heaves human equivalent of a hairball*

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 03:56 PM (3C9q2)

101 Grassley is a disgrace and old fool who got rooked by DiChi, his good friend.


The GOP is an idiologically confused, disorganized, unprincipled, incompetent and illigitimate political party.


In short...


The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.
Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 03:55 PM (pFzVE)

Again...what is it you want Grassley to do and still be able to get Kavanugh across the goal line ?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2018 03:57 PM (Ydx5u)

102 I gave the cat a hug just because you had to admire the sheer fucking balls of the whole thing, the cleverness of it.

My kittehs always made the mistake of spitting out pills right away so I knew they hadn't swallowed them. What works for me is asking the vet for the liquid form of whatever medication they need.
Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 03:40 PM (3C9q2)

========

I know there is the whole technique of "cross your legs so it can't back out, open jaw with thumb and forefinger, shove pill down cat's throat". What about just hiding the pill in a clump of wet food? I knew someone who swore by that. I expect it might not work for every cat but surely worth a try.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 03:57 PM (/qEW2)

103 Can I offer a plea to keep the pet thread politics-free.

Open thread for your politics needs is down a couple of threads but still active.

Posted by: filbert at September 22, 2018 03:58 PM (953wK)

104 @103
Yes, accepted. Sorry about that. Have to work today. Miss my doggeh.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at September 22, 2018 03:58 PM (koNhm)

105 Can I offer a plea to keep the pet thread politics-free.

Open thread for your politics needs is down a couple of threads but still active.
Posted by: filbert at September 22, 2018 03:58 PM (953wK)

Some things are to important to be discussed "Down Tread"...in many ways our whole Republic is riding on this shit

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2018 03:59 PM (Ydx5u)

106 What about just hiding the pill in a clump of wet food? I knew someone who swore by that. I expect it might not work for every cat but surely worth a try.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 03:57 PM (/qEW2)



Some animals are really good at eating all the food and leaving the pill intact.

Posted by: buzzion at September 22, 2018 03:59 PM (cAnNx)

107 I know there is the whole technique of "cross your legs so it can't back out, open jaw with thumb and forefinger, shove pill down cat's throat". What about just hiding the pill in a clump of wet food? I knew someone who swore by that. I expect it might not work for every cat but surely worth a try.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 03:57 PM (/qEW2)

We tried it with the same cat. We came back and everything was gone except for the shiny pill left in the dish.

Like I said she was a real hoot. Lots of laughs and years of constant entertainment. She was a smart cookie.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 22, 2018 04:00 PM (4ErVI)

108 The Brewers would be utterly unsexy.

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 03:52 PM (e7oj4)



Ya, no zing in the swing.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 04:00 PM (lwiT4)

109 There's an art to pilling a cat. I haz it.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 04:01 PM (lwiT4)

110 93 i'll be surprised if she answers any questions.

Posted by: mjc, the very, at September 22, 2018 03:53 PM (Pg+x7)


If she ever does appear before the committee, she'll start by reading a 15-20 minute statement. Since it will only take a minute or less to repeat the accusation and non-details from her letter to her Congress-critter, you know what will take-up the other minutes - a screed about sexual abuse and so forth. Crying will likely be performed during her opening statement.

Posted by: Gref at September 22, 2018 04:01 PM (AMIL/)

111 Crying will likely be performed during her opening statement.
Posted by: Gref at September 22, 2018 04:01 PM (AMIL/)

No doubt.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2018 04:02 PM (Ydx5u)

112 *heaves human equivalent of a hairball*
Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 03:56 PM (3C9q2)

--A Cubs-Astros WS would be a good consolation prize.

And good gravy, now a book about Pope Frank.

*CLICK*

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 04:02 PM (e7oj4)

113 It was fucking scary.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 22, 2018 03:54 PM (4ErVI)



Cats are crazy. I'm not gonna lie.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 04:03 PM (lwiT4)

114 101 Again...what is it you want Grassley to do and still be able to get Kavanugh across the goal line ?


Make her a take-it-or-leave-it offer to fly her in in the presidential bedroom in Air Force One, with vote to happen Wednesday afternoon no matter what.

Posted by: Plp at September 22, 2018 04:04 PM (jCN1w)

115 What about just hiding the pill in a clump of wet food?

Works a lot better for dogs than it does for cats-- most kittehs will lick off the food surrounding the pill and leave the pill behind. The technique I learned for giving liquid meds is to 1) have the drug dose in a syringe ready to go; 2) use the thumb and index finger of the nondominant hand to put pressure on the muscles at the side of the cat's jaw joint; 3) holding the syringe in the dominant hand, squeeze the medicine into the pocket inside the cat's cheek when the cat's mouth opens. The cat will swallow the liquid automatically even if it tastes terrible, and you don't have to worry about the liquid getting into the cat's windpipe.

Of course, always thank the kitteh for cooperating by giving a treat or two.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 04:04 PM (3C9q2)

116 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 04:05 PM (T4oHT)

117 K. should refuse to go first.

Posted by: Satai Delen at September 22, 2018 04:05 PM (brIR5)

118 If she ever does appear before the committee, she'll
start by reading a 15-20 minute statement. Since it will only take a
minute or less to repeat the accusation and non-details from her letter
to her Congress-critter, you know what will take-up the other minutes - a
screed about sexual abuse and so forth. Crying will likely be
performed during her opening statement.

Posted by: Gref at September 22, 2018 04:01 PM (AMIL/)

They need to get zombie Jack Webb in there, to say patiently, "Just the facts, ma'am, if you have any. If you have none, sit down and shut your cakehole."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2018 04:06 PM (iwUO9)

119 Even dogs will sometimes avoid a pill put in and covered with food. Licking the food off it and leaving it intact.

Posted by: buzzion at September 22, 2018 04:06 PM (cAnNx)

120 Ya, no zing in the swing.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 04:00 PM (lwiT4)

You ain't got a thing if you ain't got that swing.

Posted by: Ray Charles at September 22, 2018 04:08 PM (e7oj4)

121 Make her a take-it-or-leave-it offer to fly her in
in the presidential bedroom in Air Force One, with vote to happen
Wednesday afternoon no matter what.

Posted by: Plp at September 22, 2018 04:04 PM (jCN1w)

Then you'd have fumigate AF1 for Commie cooties.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2018 04:08 PM (iwUO9)

122 dogs can be given a pill in cheese or peanut butter.

Posted by: lin-duh at September 22, 2018 04:08 PM (kufk0)

123 Florida International House of Pancakes is actually hanging with The U.

Posted by: Ray Charles at September 22, 2018 04:08 PM (e7oj4)

124 Happy pet'em if ya got 'em day.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2018 04:09 PM (ShAcG)

125 Even dogs will sometimes avoid a pill put in and covered with food. Licking the food off it and leaving it intact.

I was told that raw hamburger is a foolproof food for hiding doggeh pills.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 04:09 PM (3C9q2)

126 Looks like Christian McCaffrey's little brother had a decent game for Michigan.

Posted by: Ray Charles at September 22, 2018 04:10 PM (e7oj4)

127 124 Happy pet'em if ya got 'em day.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2018 04:09 PM (ShAcG)

Yep. No matter how long they're with you, they're gone too soon.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 22, 2018 04:10 PM (4ErVI)

128 lin-duh, How's Bleu doing?

Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2018 04:11 PM (ShAcG)

129 106 Some animals are really good at eating all the food and leaving the pill intact.

Posted by: buzzion at September 22, 2018 03:59 PM (cAnNx)


I just went through that with my little black cat. Eventually, I ground up the pill and mixed that in with a small clump of wet food. That won't work well for something that's time-released, though. The Heartgard meds are chewables that the cats will scarf up with zero resistance. I dunno why other meds intended for cats and dogs aren't like that.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at September 22, 2018 04:11 PM (DTX3h)

130 Sometime next week?

Seriously?

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 04:14 PM (RizLv)

131 115 What about just hiding the pill in a clump of wet food?

Works a lot better for dogs than it does for cats-- most kittehs will lick off the food surrounding the pill and leave the pill behind. The technique I learned for giving liquid meds is to 1) have the drug dose in a syringe ready to go; 2) use the thumb and index finger of the nondominant hand to put pressure on the muscles at the side of the cat's jaw joint; 3) holding the syringe in the dominant hand, squeeze the medicine into the pocket inside the cat's cheek when the cat's mouth opens. The cat will swallow the liquid automatically even if it tastes terrible, and you don't have to worry about the liquid getting into the cat's windpipe.

Of course, always thank the kitteh for cooperating by giving a treat or two.
Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 04:04 PM (3C9q2)


You left out the most important step: Have someone else hold the cat while you administer the medicine.

In 17 years, I never once was able to give Kira medicine by myself. Never. Not once.

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 04:14 PM (sdi6R)

132 And good gravy, now a book about Pope Frank.

*CLICK*


I don't envy Kavanaugh having Frankie as his pope. Which is why all of us who are praying folks should pray for Judge Kavanaugh and his family.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 04:15 PM (3C9q2)

133 I hope I did not jinx FIU

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 04:15 PM (e7oj4)

134 Shit, TD 'Canes

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 04:16 PM (e7oj4)

135 Good god, Dr. DelicateSnowflake's hubby is evidently a drama queen too.

"Christine Blasey Ford began worrying about her "secret" that Kavanaugh allegedly attacked her when they were teenagers after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement in June, according to her husband, Russell Ford."

So she was worried about her secret to the point she considered leaving the country... but instead went and sent a letter about it to her commie-sympathetic Congresswoman, and then DiFi, thus making it no longer a "secret".

Sounds totes legit.

https:// dailycaller.com / 2018 / 09 / 22 / kavanaugh-accuser-considers-fleeing-us/

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 04:16 PM (9TYxj)

136 -I'm dreaming of a Red Sox-Cub WS

That was 1918.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at September 22, 2018 04:16 PM (59GGI)

137 In 17 years, I never once was able to give Kira medicine by myself. Never. Not once.

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 04:14 PM (sdi6R)


Aww - would the vet tech not show you how?

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 04:17 PM (lwiT4)

138 In 17 years, I never once was able to give Kira medicine by myself. Never. Not once.

But at least you had those 17 years with her-- she was a wonderful kitteh, from everything you said about her on the pet threads.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 04:17 PM (3C9q2)

139 Just came home from a couple of days at WeaselAcres. It's always nice to have WeaselDog greet me like I'm the greatest person in the world. Well, second greatest after WeaselWoman.

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 04:18 PM (MVjcR)

140 Swaddling the cat in a towel helps too, so they're immobilized and they can't use their weapons. Plus, you get to coo at the cat and call it e.g. a little purrito, which has to be humiliating.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 04:18 PM (y87Qq)

141 Some animals are really good at eating all the food and leaving the pill intact.
Posted by: buzzion at September 22, 2018 03:59 PM (cAnNx)


Our basset was like that. Ended up that I just had to stick it down her throat, hold her mouth shut, and squirt water in.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at September 22, 2018 04:18 PM (59GGI)

142 DocJ: Why do you put so many spaces in your links? It's annoying. One would do.

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 04:19 PM (sdi6R)

143 Good god, Dr. DelicateSnowflake's hubby is evidently a drama queen too.

Their two sons are going to need years of psychotherapy.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 04:19 PM (3C9q2)

144 She claims she was worried about Kavanagh when Trump got elected but he wasn't on Trump's list until 2017

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 04:19 PM (RizLv)

145 Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 04:19 PM (sdi6R)

Didn't know that. I don't speak pixy

Will correct in future. Thanks.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 04:19 PM (9TYxj)

146 My cat Penny has to take a variety of meds. I give the heart pills to her twice a day. I don't know how this has happened, but she will eagerly jump on my lap in the am/pm to get them.


Once she's on my lap, I give her lots of love and petting, then kind of grab the top of her head, open her jaw using my index finger and thumb, and when her mouth is open, I sort of throw the pill in. I then close her jaw and rub her throat a bit to make sure she's swallowed it.

Most of the time it works. Sometimes she spits it out and I try again.


The method is rather inelegant, however, she gets her medicine at the same time every day. So... it works.

Posted by: shibumi at September 22, 2018 04:20 PM (QKV7o)

147 Wease, Is your pet Deere OK after all the rain?

Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2018 04:20 PM (ShAcG)

148 She claims she was worried about Kavanagh when Trump got elected but he wasn't on Trump's list until 2017



It's a marvel that this woman grew up and was able to manage kitchen utensils.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 04:21 PM (lwiT4)

149 137
Aww - would the vet tech not show you how?
Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 04:17 PM (lwiT4)


Yeah, but at the vet they always had two to do it.

Her long silky fur made her very slippery when I tried to do it alone.

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 04:22 PM (sdi6R)

150 I don't believe she'll ever testify, unless she gets the "all old white men" demand met.. I think it's obvious she'd melt down under any questioning.

This is just delay tactics. And of course, Republicans go along. If the left weren't so effing crazy, I'd consider voting for the D's; Republicans deserve to lose. But they ARE insane, so waddaya?

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at September 22, 2018 04:23 PM (59GGI)

151 Her long silky fur made her very slippery when I tried to do it alone.

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 04:22 PM (sdi6R)



Yeah, it is harder when they've got the hair thing going on. One of my cats used to get an every-other month shave because her long hair caused difficulties. I got real good at shaving cats.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 04:23 PM (lwiT4)

152 We always ask the vet for liquid whenever we have to give one of the kitties medicine. It's still a two person operation, though. One to hold the patient and the other with the syringe.

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 04:24 PM (MVjcR)

153 Ford's lawyer will force Grassley to say no. Then she'll have Ford publicly release a self-serving personal statement describing the incident to smear Kav, without us seeing her lying ass demeanor let alone cross-examining her.

I joked about Ford being George Kaplan in North by Northwest. She can't testify because she doesn't exist.

I'm not far wrong. Ford is a made-up character, created to fuck with the other side.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 04:25 PM (1UZdv)

154 Aggies looking good, though

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 04:25 PM (e7oj4)

155 145
Didn't know that. I don't speak pixy

Will correct in future. Thanks.
Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 04:19 PM (9TYxj)


This is how I would do it if I wasn't using tinyurl. Just break it up at about the halfway point:

https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/22/
kavanaugh-accuser-considers-fleeing-us/

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 04:26 PM (sdi6R)

156 Of course, always thank the kitteh for cooperating by giving a treat or two.
Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 04:04 PM (3C9q2)

Um. "Cooperating."

Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 04:27 PM (S+f51)

157 Seems she has not agreed to testify only to continue negotiating.

Vote Monday. Do it.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 04:28 PM (RizLv)

158 Just checked the Judiciary Committee calendar. The Executive Business meeting - the one where they will vote on Judge K and 9 others - is still on the Calendar for Monday morning at 10:00. Judge K is still on the list.

https:// www.judiciary.senate.gov/meetings/09/24/2018/executive-business-meeting

Until Grassley tweets something, or there's an official announcement of some sort from the Committee, I'm sensing there's NO DEAL.

My sense is that even if Professor TenderSnowflake agrees to testify, she'll come down with a stomach virus on the road trip across the country and will need at least 2-3... months to recover. Or the dog at her homework.

And has DiFi turned-over the original, un-redacted letter yet?

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 04:28 PM (9TYxj)

159 That puppy in the top picture looks like he is about to or is taking a leak. One of the Wolfhounds never ever lifted his leg . He did a half squat and had a studied look on his face as he was relieving himself

Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2018 04:29 PM (ShAcG)

160 @101

What do I want Grassley to do?

In the immortal words of Don Coreleone, I WANT HIM TO BE A MAN!

Or at the very least not be the dodering old fool who gets rooked by the evil and satanic forces that are the Democrat party.

To the best of my knowledge, the only thing that Grassley and the GOP lickspittles on the committee have seen, is the vague and redacted letter that she sent to her representative and ChiDi dumped upper decker style onto the body politic after the committee hearings concluded and they were going to move to vote Kavenoaugh out of committee.

No one on the GOP side has directly spoken to her, no one has gotten a bio of her, no one has gotten a sworn affidavit detailing in explicit terms the who, what, where, when of her allegation.


They got bupkis, ungatz, nada, nothing, zilch.


And in a Seinfeldian manner of accusations based on nothing, they have now offered to let her come in to the committee and smear Kavenagah and he doesn't have the opportunity to defend himself from this slander in the committee room as Grassley, piece of shit that he is, has allowed the accuser to speak AFTER the accused, violating every maxim and precept of our adversarial system of justice.

And as a shit cherry on top of the shit sundae, Kavenaugh will not be allowed to be in the same room as the accuser.

I'd say unbelievable but it's eminently believable.


The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 04:29 PM (kT3/m)

161 https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/22/

kavanaugh-accuser-considers-fleeing-us/

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 04:26 PM (sdi6R)

Or break it right in the middle of a recognizable word:https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/22/kavanaugh-accuser-considers-fleeing-us/


Breaks by the frontslashes are sometimes hard to see when the broken link is pasted into the address bar.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2018 04:30 PM (iwUO9)

162 147 Wease, Is your pet Deere OK after all the rain?
Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2018 04:20 PM (ShAcG)
-------
All good! Thanks Ben Had! I think Appomattox just ended up with 3 or 4inches of rain. Big relief. Anyhow, everything is fine but the ground is still wet and the James River looks like the Mississippi.
By the way I took your Gator advice. See the Garden Thread below.

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 04:30 PM (MVjcR)

163 Not a dog person, but I like Ralphie's face. It's an honest, trustworthy face. I'd vote for him.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 04:31 PM (/qEW2)

164 Andy McCarthy has a good column on this. It raises one question in my mind. If even the lukewarm conservatives all say not to delay, and that the demands are unreasonable, why the hell is Grassley wimping out?

Granted, I saw this coming. The first cave is always followed by others. Now he's saying "One more capitulation can't hurt. I can take it or leave it alone." And now he's a surrender-addict.

Useless POS.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at September 22, 2018 04:32 PM (59GGI)

165 Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 04:23 PM (lwiT4)

I nominate grammie for honorary vet tech of the Caturday pet threads.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 04:32 PM (3C9q2)

166 For some reason the sign in the first photo reminded me of this:

https://___ur.com/gallery/xY2lhBy

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 04:32 PM (sdi6R)

167 Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 04:29 PM (kT3/m)

And? Do you want Kavanaugh confirmed?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2018 04:32 PM (Ydx5u)

168 Breaks by the frontslashes are sometimes hard to see when the broken link is pasted into the address bar.


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2018 04:30 PM (iwUO9)


Fuck pixy! I put a carriage return in the middle of "kavanaugh", and Pixy removed it. I was not trying to blow the margins.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2018 04:32 PM (iwUO9)

169 Let's try that again:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycnmy8bu

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 04:33 PM (sdi6R)

170 Remember just about two years ago, when we all thought we were going to puke and we were all going to die? And then the Cubs won? And then Trump won?


Hang on to that feeling. It ain't over till the fat lady falls off the bench.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 04:33 PM (lwiT4)

171 Hang on to that feeling. It ain't over till the fat lady falls off the bench.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 04:33 PM (lwiT4)


Do you know something about Sotomayor that you're not sharing?

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 04:35 PM (y87Qq)

172 The beware-the-dog dog looks sad to me. He doesn't have anywhere to frolic, and he has to do his business near his sleeping place, and his chain is heavy, and where's his water bowl?

Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 04:38 PM (S+f51)

173 Only thing I can find about any sort of "deal" is at places I tend to not frequent - such as the Daily Beast - for obvious reasons. And even they are admitting Professor Snowflake's lawyers haven't agree to Grassley's "final" offer of a Wednesday hearing.

They have apparently, again according to sites friendly to the commies, also NOT agreed to any of the other conditions specified by the Committee - such as she goes first and will be questioned by outside counsel.

No deal.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 04:38 PM (9TYxj)

174 And FWIW, the next deadline (14:30 Pacific Time today) is in 50-minutes.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 04:40 PM (9TYxj)

175 Remember just about two years ago, when we all thought we were going to puke and we were all going to die?

Brings back memories of 2008 for me: the Phillies won the WS, and then . . . we got Barky.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 04:40 PM (3C9q2)

176 I always enjoy a tasty beverage along with a tasty meal!

Posted by: barack hussein -- i can use it now -- obama at September 22, 2018 04:41 PM (Evws/)

177 @167
Absolutely, but he should have been confirmed last week and not have to face further harassment and humiliation at the hands of the evil and satanic forces arrayed against him and we the people.

If all it takes is some vague, impossible and implauseable allegations of sexual misconduct to derail a confirmation process than it's going to happen again and again and again and again.

We and the GOP have absolutely no idea who this woman is. NO. IDEA.

And she has now been given the dominus vobiscum to smear and slander a good man.

The longer this goes on the less likely it is that Kavenaugh is confirmed as the Democrats have seen they can muscle the process to their benefit.

The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 04:41 PM (kT3/m)

178 Do you know something about Sotomayor that you're not sharing?
Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 04:35 PM (y87Qq)

I cannot and do not want to even imagine the utter wailing that would occur should "Wise Latina" Or RBG call it a day on the Supreme court.

Posted by: Picric at September 22, 2018 04:42 PM (hAvTi)

179 Aggies QB is like a Russell Wilson Lite.

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 04:43 PM (e7oj4)

180 Weasel. Good Job! You'll have a thousands miles on it before you know it.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2018 04:43 PM (ShAcG)

181 Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 04:41 PM (kT3/m)

Just about everything you are saying is true, but with a few squish RINOs on our "Team" you have to let this absurd process play out.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2018 04:43 PM (Ydx5u)

182 . I got real good at shaving cats.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 04:23 PM (lwiT4)
---------

How are you at herding cats? I could use some help, sometimes.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2018 04:44 PM (C1PQi)

183 Last weekend, my elder doggo (14 years; red heeler) keeled over on her side, couldn't get up or balance for the most part, and had a eye twitch thing. I thought maybe a stroke. But several hundred dollars later, turns out she had a yeast infection in her ears, which affected the balance and what not. So she has medicine and will be fine. No more eye twitch and she's trotting along again already.

Just passing this along, because I did not know this was a thing. And figured its good pet knowledge to pass along.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 22, 2018 04:44 PM (H5knJ)

184 180 Weasel. Good Job! You'll have a thousands miles on it before you know it.
Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2018 04:43 PM (ShAcG)
---------
Agreed. It's perfect for driving around watching the trees grow. And the bed has an electric dump if I'm ever motivated to do any real work!

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 04:45 PM (MVjcR)

185 I got real good at shaving cats.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 04:23 PM (lwiT4)

All I have to do is yell "food' and they come a running

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2018 04:45 PM (Ydx5u)

186 My bet is that RBG draws Octo-Mom Barrett. Trump likes a fight.

Catholic Hater ChiCom Asset DiFi has already said that "the Dogma is strong with this one."

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 04:45 PM (1UZdv)

187 Is that super-hound Isabella's Collar of Power?

Posted by: andycanuck at September 22, 2018 04:46 PM (Evws/)

188 > They simultaneously said they want to testify but need the terms to be worked out.

You're exactly right. This is another load of lawyer horseshit.

She isn't ever going to testify. Grassley needs to sack up and move on to the vote and let the chips fall where they may. If Kav doesn't make it, so be it. Trump can give him a recess appointment.

To be at least marginally on topic, I think I'm going to take a Saturday afternoon nap with my kitties and see if that improves my mood.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 22, 2018 04:46 PM (TM5Iv)

189 170 Remember just about two years ago, when we all thought we were going to puke and we were all going to die? And then the Cubs won? And then Trump won?


Hang on to that feeling. It ain't over till the fat lady falls off the bench.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 04:33 PM (lwiT4)


--Don't forget Brexit and Leicester. There were portents from across the Atlantic..

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 04:47 PM (e7oj4)

190 I admire Sasha's and Tiger Lily's poise. They could have inspired the Sphinx. And given the Egyptians' regard for cats, maybe that's how it happened.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 04:48 PM (/qEW2)

191 But several hundred dollars later, turns out she had a yeast infection
in her ears, which affected the balance and what not. So she has
medicine and will be fine.



Oh my gosh - I would have been worried about a stroke too. I'm glad to hear that the meds will set things right.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 04:50 PM (lwiT4)

192 Remind me - did Anita Hill show-up on her own when invited to testify before the Judiciary Committee or did she have to be subpoenaed?

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 04:50 PM (9TYxj)

193 175
Brings back memories of 2008 for me: the Phillies won the WS, and then . . . we got Barky.
Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 04:40 PM (3C9q2)


Yeah, that was quite jarring. From the height of ecstasy to the black pit of despair in a matter of days.

It was the exact opposite of 2016.

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 04:50 PM (sdi6R)

194 driving ms. daisy (ford) didn't they already make a movie about this was it smokey and the bandit, sugar land express or vanishing point? hope she has a fast car.

Posted by: wammo at September 22, 2018 04:51 PM (SG0Y9)

195 who will be driving the trans am blocker car?

Posted by: wammo at September 22, 2018 04:52 PM (SG0Y9)

196 How are you at herding cats? I could use some help, sometimes.



Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2018 04:44 PM (C1PQi)


Terrible. Just terrible. There are vet practices that strictly do cats alone. I could not work there. Cats are crazy to begin with. Then you stick them in a car and shove them at a stranger - it does not improve their temperment.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 04:52 PM (lwiT4)

197 My bet is that RBG draws Octo-Mom Barrett. Trump likes a fight.



Catholic Hater ChiCom Asset DiFi has already said that "the Dogma is strong with this one."

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 04:45 PM (1UZdv)

Could we please not use "Octo-Mom" for Amy Coney Barrett? Whenever I see that name, I think of the welfare skank in California that whelped 8 little paychecks.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 22, 2018 04:54 PM (iwUO9)

198 Remind me - did Anita Hill show-up on her own when
invited to testify before the Judiciary Committee or did she have to be
subpoenaed?

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 04:50 PM (9TYxj)


I can't remember. And I can't remember for sure, if Justice Thomas sat there while she accused him of those vulgar things. I think he did.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 04:54 PM (lwiT4)

199 It's a marvel that this woman grew up and was able to manage kitchen utensils.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 04:21 PM (lwiT4)

She didn't master breathing until she was ten.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 22, 2018 04:54 PM (4ErVI)

200 171

Oh, Hogmartin. That is the essence of why I love the Horde. Thank you.

Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at September 22, 2018 04:55 PM (S+f+m)

201 I was using Octo-Mom ironically. That's how Barrett will be portrayed, selfishly hogging resources for her and her spawn.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 04:56 PM (1UZdv)

202 Just passing this along, because I did not know this was a thing. And figured its good pet knowledge to pass along.

I noticed that my Coco kitteh was starting to smell really foul while I was grooming her, so I checked her rear end to see whether she hadn't cleaned herself completely after using the litter box. (She has medium-long fur and went through a brief phase when she wasn't too efficient after using the box). I was startled to see that her rear end was red and inflamed, and that there was a reddish-brown stain on the damp cloth that I (very gently) wiped her with. Took Coco to the vet ASAP, and it turned out to be a yeast infection Vet gave her a shot of some antifungal drug and gave me a container of medicated wipes to cleanse her with twice a day for a week. It did the trick-- she hasn't had a recurrence. But the vet did tell me that yeast infections in cats' ears are more common than yeast infections of the anal area.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 22, 2018 04:56 PM (3C9q2)

203 201 I was using Octo-Mom ironically. That's how Barrett will be portrayed, selfishly hogging resources for her and her spawn.
Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 04:56 PM (1UZdv)

It's Hepta-Mom, isn't it?

Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 04:58 PM (S+f51)

204 bear, did they give you panalog for the ear infection?

Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2018 04:59 PM (ShAcG)

205 Pet thread?

*rolls on back to get belly rub by ettes*

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 22, 2018 04:59 PM (3SzRC)

206 Nice group of critters.
So Ms Ford Female is going to testify.
Then what?

Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2018 05:00 PM (6Zmow)

207 *rolls on back to get belly rub by ettes*
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 22, 2018 04:59 PM (3SzRC)

Who's a Good Boy?

Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2018 05:01 PM (6Zmow)

208 It's Hepta-Mom, isn't it?

Actually, yes. IIRC two are adopted, but still squander resources because now raised upper middle class. e.g. Barrett must drive a bus, instead of a Pious.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 05:01 PM (1UZdv)

209 207 *rolls on back to get belly rub by ettes*
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 22, 2018 04:59 PM (3SzRC)

Who's a Good Boy?

Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2018 05:01 PM (6Zmow)

:j.....Wags.....?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 22, 2018 05:02 PM (3SzRC)

210 Nice group of critters.
So Ms Ford Female is going to testify.
Then what?
Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2018 05:00 PM (6Zmow)

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Nah. Ultimately, she never will. Just playing for time.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 05:02 PM (I16G8)

211 If I were Jimbo I would have tried a fake field goal, but then I'm just sitting on my ass swilling bear.

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 05:03 PM (e7oj4)

212 GG, beer not bear

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 05:07 PM (e7oj4)

213 Is it true that is the vote isn't held next week, that the confirmation is over and they have to begin with a new candidate?

Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2018 05:07 PM (6Zmow)

214 Oh and everyone realizes that what Grassley has allowed becomes precedent?

You do realize that?

You do, don't you?

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 05:08 PM (kT3/m)

215 213

No. But it does mean Kav is a goner if they delay it that long.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 05:10 PM (pUZdr)

216 Oh and everyone realizes that what Grassley has allowed becomes precedent?

Well, at least until January when our new Benevolent Democrat Overlords (tm) take-over the Senate and then all past GOPe precedents will be bygones.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 05:11 PM (9TYxj)

217 Oh.... my... Paul Gosar, Republican Congressman from Arizona.

Six of his SIBLINGS came out in a TV ad, for his opponent.

They are of course, Democrats.

Wow... Politics over FAMILY.

Posted by: Don Quixote, Neandethal Deplorable at September 22, 2018 05:11 PM (NgKpN)

218 Matt Schlapp says his sources confirm that Flake is the only holdout, and will not vote him out of committee.

If true, McConnell can still call a floor vote with Pence breaking the tie, but you know that Murk and Collins do not have the spines for that.

This is all Flake. Told Grasslee to keep delaying until she testifies, and then Flake will say she is credible.

POS!!!

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 05:12 PM (HrSJb)

219 Well, at least until January when our new Benevolent Democrat Overlords (tm) take-over the Senate and then all past GOPe precedents will be bygones.
Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 05:11 PM (9TYxj)

--No.

There will not be a Blue Wave.

Don't buy the smoke the MBM is blowing up your ass.

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 05:13 PM (e7oj4)

220 Is Grassley incompetent or in cahoots with Dems?

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 05:13 PM (pUZdr)

221 214 Oh and everyone realizes that what Grassley has allowed becomes precedent?

You do realize that?

You do, don't you?
Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 05:08 PM (kT3/m)


Meh, I don't think Supreme Court justices will be our biggest worry in the future.

That's sort of like the crew of the Titanic being concerned about burglars robbing the passengers' cabins.

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 05:13 PM (sdi6R)

222 McConnell knew Flake was a wild card in 2016, why did they keep him on the committee?

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 05:13 PM (HrSJb)

223 Is it true that is the vote isn't held next week, that the confirmation is over and they have to begin with a new candidate?
Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2018 05:07 PM (6Zmow)

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No, not at all.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 05:13 PM (I16G8)

224 Well, this is a fine kettle of fish.


Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2018 05:13 PM (6Zmow)

225 So, Grassley is that cartoon dog (Droopy) that always sheepishly goes around saying, "yes, dear." That's how I picture him. Sadly, my anger is squarely on him and TPTB in the R party at this point for allowing this to become such a colossal s***show. I expected as much from the Democrats, because they have no tether to decency. It's all underhanded and crooked and they're just fine with that, as long as they get what they want. Yes, this all hinges on what follows, but I'm sick and tired of them being willing wimps. So sick of it.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 22, 2018 05:14 PM (mQ0Mc)

226 I said on Sunday Flake killed the nomination. Hate to say I was right. But.....

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 05:14 PM (pUZdr)

227 There will not be a Blue Wave.

If Kavanaugh goes down there won't be a Blue Wave, there will be a Blue Tsunami.

Bank on it.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 05:14 PM (9TYxj)

228 Flake does not want a vote at all. He wants Kav to withdraw

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 05:14 PM (HrSJb)

229 Terrible. Just terrible. There are vet practices that strictly do cats alone. I could not work there. Cats are crazy to begin with. Then you stick them in a car and shove them at a stranger - it does not improve their temperment.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 04:52 PM (lwiT4)


They are. I knew someone with an older cat. She was able to press its paw pads and trim the nails. Sometimes I'd help.

When I had a cat, I could *never* trim its nails. The thing was an absolute savage.

I've said it many times before, vets should commercially market a blow gun tranquilizer so that you can trim your cat's nails or give it a bath when you need to.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 05:14 PM (/qEW2)

230 Well, at least until January when our new Benevolent Democrat Overlords (tm) take-over the Senate and then all past GOPe precedents will be bygones.
Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 05:11 PM (9TYxj)

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That ain't gonna happen.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 05:15 PM (I16G8)

231 FWIW (probably nothing) - 14-minutes until the next "final" "deadline" expires

Still nothing official out of Grassley or the JC.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 05:16 PM (9TYxj)

232 GOP needs to call Flake's bluff, and kick him out of the conference.

Let him switch parties for 4 months, and have Mitch shut down the senate until Jan. GOP voters would be very happy with that at this point

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 05:17 PM (HrSJb)

233 Someone needs to buy the gop a dictionary. Nobody seems to understand what the word deadline means.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 05:17 PM (pUZdr)

234
That ain't gonna happen.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 05:15 PM (I16G

I don't think so either. I appreciate your comments. You are helping me stay calm.

Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2018 05:17 PM (6Zmow)

235 I said on Sunday Flake killed the nomination. Hate to say I was right. But.....
Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 05:14 PM (pUZdr)

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You are not correct. Flake's vote is not required.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 05:17 PM (I16G8)

236 Chess thread up.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at September 22, 2018 05:18 PM (w7U7L)

237 FWIW (probably nothing) - 14-minutes until the next "final" "deadline" expires

--

This actually made me laugh out loud. Not you, DocJ. Just that I didn't know there had been yet another deadline. OMG

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 22, 2018 05:18 PM (mQ0Mc)

238 That ain't gonna happen.

In a sane world, with Associate Justice Brett M Kavanaugh on the SCOTUS come 01OCT18? Completely agree.

Get back at me if The Flake, Suzie-Q and MoreCokeSki sink this nomination over this transparently obvious hit job.

For the record, I don't think that happens. Flake is all talk and if he doesn't fold neither will the other two.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 05:18 PM (9TYxj)

239 Yes he is. Without him the ugly sisters will vote no.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 05:18 PM (pUZdr)

240 bear, did they give you panalog for the ear infection?

Initially, at the emergency clinic, she got a shot and two pills to take over several days: meclizine, a vertigo drug, and a drug that started with a "c" for nausea. They produced results; she got to walking again.

Then at the follow-up for actually treating the issue, I got 2 things to put in her ears daily: Skinguard Otic Cleanse solution, which seems to just be for cleaning the ears, and Mometamax - a gooey gel meant to eliminate the infection.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 22, 2018 05:19 PM (H5knJ)

241 Kav would be forced to resign from the D.C Court of Appeals also.

McConnell is a arrogant man and wants a legacy. Kav not on the court, stains his reputation.

what is his next move?

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 05:19 PM (HrSJb)

242 Meh, I don't think Supreme Court justices will be our biggest worry in the future.

That's sort of like the crew of the Titanic being concerned about burglars robbing the passengers' cabins.
Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 05:13 PM (sdi6R)


I think immigration and education are our biggest worries. But a lot of what enables that is the judiciary. Something needs to be done about it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 05:20 PM (/qEW2)

243 Kav would be forced to resign from the D.C Court of Appeals also.

He'd almost immediately land a high-6, low-7 figure power job somewhere nice and sunny. And out of the limelight.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 05:21 PM (9TYxj)

244 Dems will impeach Kav if he gets in. They play hardball. The GOP is JV.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 05:21 PM (pUZdr)

245 I don't think so either. I appreciate your comments. You are helping me stay calm.

Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2018 05:17 PM (6Zmow)

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You are most welcome. The Eeyorism is astounding. It is almost nobody has looked at a Senate electoral map to see how many Trump state Dems are running this cycle.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 05:21 PM (I16G8)

246 245

Lol. Cruz is in a fight in TX but yeah red wave. Just like the vote will take place Thursday as scheduled. Cuz trust me.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 05:23 PM (pUZdr)

247 Yes he is. Without him the ugly sisters will vote no.
Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 05:18 PM (pUZdr)

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Trump state Dems and Pence put him over the line.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 05:24 PM (I16G8)

248 I said on Sunday Flake killed the nomination. Hate to say I was right. But.....

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 05:14 PM (pUZdr)



oh my goshhhhhhh

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 05:24 PM (lwiT4)

249 Other than maybe - big maybe - Manchin no red state dems are voting yes. You live in a fantasy world.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 05:25 PM (pUZdr)

250 GOP Senate are negotiating with Terrorists. Flake and the Accuser

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 05:29 PM (HrSJb)

251 Other than maybe - big maybe - Manchin no red state dems are voting yes. You live in a fantasy world.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 05:25 PM (pUZdr)

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Coming from you, #nevercorrect, I find that statement a bit.......odd. They will not vote themselves out of a job, for the most part.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 05:30 PM (I16G8)

252 I one stroked a pussy but it was at a pussy farm fully dedicated to pussy stroking so can I be a SCOTUS stroker too?
psych prof asking for a friend.

Posted by: saf at September 22, 2018 05:38 PM (5IHGB)

253 I prefer IHOP International House of Pussy.....furballs no charge.

Posted by: saf at September 22, 2018 05:43 PM (5IHGB)

254 Question: Is there any way to convince a cat to let you hold him? My Ghost is extremely affectionate, sleeps cuddled up to me at night, head-butts me on a regular basis, and wants petted quite a bit, but he will NOT let me hold him, or even sit on my lap. I'd dearly love holding him, and there's nothing better than a cat purring on your lap, but he simply will not.

Help?

Posted by: empire1 at September 22, 2018 06:09 PM (boIPe)

Saturday Gardening Thread: First Day of Fall [KT]

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Hello, Gardeners and Friends of Gardeners! Welcome to Fall! Fires seem to be calming down some. Floods still underway. Keep us posted on what's going on near you.

Fall Planting

The Invisible Hand and his wife have been doing some re-planting in the front. The Chrysanthemum above reminds us that it is September. Can you identify any of the other plants? More below.

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More on the back yard later.

Travel

Friends from Arizona went on a trip north, so we get to see some fall leaves, and a few flowers.

Upper Mesa Falls:

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Last summer flowers in Teton Pass:

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Early fall leaves in Teton Pass:

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Silver lake:

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Aspens and evergreens in Yellowstone:

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And finally, from Don in Kansas:

We don't have mountains in Kansas, but we do have sunsets. Last night's was a full 360 degrees. Here's a portion of it.

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Be sure to follow the link to see it embiggened, and to see more.

Big Toy Corner

Weasel has a new toy for WeaselAcres, the WeaselMobile:

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He went for a cruise, saw this:

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Yellow Stripey Things

This is the time of year when insects like to come into the house. Should you be alarmed? It depends. Here is a comprehensive guide to yellow stripey things. Just to get you started. Entertaining descriptions.

I have learned about specialized skills among members of The Horde.

gp takes insect photos, and Hank Curmudgeon identifies insects. I got this one as a special favor from gp.

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Hank identified the one in the photo as Syrphys torvus. Probably

Hover bees are neat even if they are "just" flies.

It is recommended that you learn about yellow stripey things before taking Maternity photos with bees and a snake.

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Next week: Spiders.

Gardens of The Horde

From Anonymous in San Diego:

I won a bulb many years ago at our local horticultural society. It's called Giant White Squill. Supposedly one of South Africa's largest bulbs.

Mine grow very green and strappy then the straps die like an Amarylis. They are bare for awhile then all of a sudden I get the flower.

Being indelicate, I call them my penis flowers.

I won only one bulb but it pupped and I now have several. Three of them are in bloom currently.
I naturalize my bulbs so no digging up, and I do absolutely nothing to them ever! Very easy to grow and quite the conversation starter.

Great job with the plant and flower thread. Love to lurk at Ace of Spades.

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If you would like to send information and/or photos for the Saturday Gardening Thread, the address is:

ktinthegarden
at g mail dot com

Include your nic unless you just want to be a lurker.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 01:22 PM




Comments

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1 That hover fly photo is just remarkable. Thanks, gp.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at September 22, 2018 01:29 PM (BVQ+1)

2 Next week: Spiders.

Pass.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 22, 2018 01:30 PM (ptqGC)

3 Love the penis flowers. Two of them look like they're peeking over the fence.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 22, 2018 01:31 PM (ptqGC)

4 Is this where I channel Nicolas Cage and scream "not the bees" ?

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2018 01:32 PM (mUa7G)

5 You can't beat Tetons in the fall they stand right out .Lil nip in the air though.

No fall'/autumnal leaves here up NORTH give it two more weeks at least

Posted by: saf at September 22, 2018 01:33 PM (5IHGB)

6 Good afternoon gardening type people. And thanks to KT, as always, for the thread.The photos above are just wonderful. I sometimes save a few to use for sketching practice. (Fortunately, no one else sees these attempts.)

Posted by: JTB at September 22, 2018 01:33 PM (V+03K)

7 It is time to dig potatoes. I doubt I have many, but I did water them.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2018 01:34 PM (mUa7G)

8 Great job and great photos as usual.

Excellent, Ms. KT

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at September 22, 2018 01:37 PM (WEBkv)

9 My penis didn't flower this year,maybe the Miracle Grow was passed it best buy date,or too much beating about the bushes ..where is a botanist when you need one. Mums the word on the PLANTATION.

Posted by: saf at September 22, 2018 01:38 PM (5IHGB)

10 Do you think that bumblebees are actually flying pandas?

There's a video of a guy petting a bumblebee at the yellow stripey thing link.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at September 22, 2018 01:38 PM (BVQ+1)

11 Mums
Mums
Mums

Posted by: Diogenes at September 22, 2018 01:39 PM (0tfLf)

12 Had lunch with the guy who owns Savannah Bee Company a couple of years ago during TEDx.


He loves bees. I mean he REALLY loves bees. Anyhow, he's a great guy and is working with schools to inform kids of the importance of the critters.

His honey is great, btw.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 22, 2018 01:42 PM (ptqGC)

13 Mums

Mums

Mums

Posted by: Diogenes at September 22, 2018 01:39 PM (0tfLf)


They're pretty in the fall, but I'm really allergic to them (if they're inside).

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 22, 2018 01:42 PM (ptqGC)

14 Welcome to the autumnal equinox. It's about time after the steam bath of a summer we've had.

No sign of fall color yet. Maybe in a few weeks or a month. We are seeing a color shift, however. The greens are not as deep or rich and there's the start of a thinning out of the foliage.

Posted by: JTB at September 22, 2018 01:44 PM (V+03K)

15 Thanks for that guide to yellow stripey things. It's handy to know when to just leave them alone, when to swat, and when to run.

Posted by: hogmartinsmom at September 22, 2018 01:45 PM (8xZLz)

16 He loves bees. I mean he REALLY loves bees.

Like, sexually? How does that even work?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2018 01:47 PM (NWiLs)

17 15 Thanks for that guide to yellow stripey things. It's handy to know when to just leave them alone, when to swat, and when to run.
Posted by: hogmartinsmom at September 22, 2018 01:45 PM (8xZLz)

And sometimes you just have to break out the flamethrower.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2018 01:50 PM (NWiLs)

18 some beautiful fall pics ... it was 96 here a couple days ago, but will barely touch 80 for the next ten days, and was 49 early this morning. Finally.

40 years ago I worked on a little organic farm for a bit, and the farmer had see some bees swarming so we went out and found them all on a branch. We cut off the branch, tried to put them in the hive cox, ended up scooping them in by hand, but they are docile when they swarm around the queen.

Bees are on my to do list here, but it is a long list. Bees on my head ... not on the list. cheers to all.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2018 01:51 PM (Cus5s)

19 Boy howdy, Horde!

Posted by: SteveOReno, I self-identify as a Moron at September 22, 2018 01:52 PM (51kHQ)

20 Is his name STING....asking for a B friend...Buzz off and suck honey...if only.

Posted by: saf at September 22, 2018 01:52 PM (5IHGB)

21 Bees are on my to do list here, but it is a long list. Bees on my head ... not on the list. cheers to all.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2018 01:51 PM (Cus5s)

Do bee do bee do

Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2018 01:54 PM (NWiLs)

22 Not much color here in Central WA yet. Some things are starting to turn. Maybe tomorrow on the field trip to Moses Coulee will produce some photos.
I'm hoping the larch trees start soon. The tobacco and millet in my yard is starting to reseed itself. I didn't take care of either except for watering. I wanted to see what, if anything developed naturally. Next season though, it'll be properly cultivated and cared for. Growing my own pipe tobacco and birdseed is kind of cool.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at September 22, 2018 01:58 PM (wgCUV)

23 When we were looking for a rural home last year, we stayed in a vacation rental and got to know the owners pretty well. The told us they were thinking about raising bees because, apparently, in Texas you can get an agricultural exemption from property taxes for beekeeping. Not as big an exemption as you get for grazing cattle, goats, or sheep, but those weren't options for them anyway.

Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at September 22, 2018 01:58 PM (S+f+m)

24 Autumnal Equinox has brought sun fluffy clouds and patches of intensely blue sky. Thanks for the photos. I planted the cold frames this morning, they will provide spinach and lettuce through the winter and until greens are growing in the garden beds in late April. I too will be harvesting potatoes over the next few days. We hope to put 4 or 5 bushels into cold storage.

Have a great autumn, the best time of the year.

Posted by: colfax mingo at September 22, 2018 02:00 PM (tCvhJ)

25 nice snek.

Posted by: Dr. chavez THE hugo md. phd. at September 22, 2018 02:02 PM (KP5rU)

26 My autumn joy sedum is reddening and a few of the Maple leaves have turned and fallen. But mostly the last two days of high winds knocked every dead branch but one - no doubt waiting for me to stand underneath it. I took a bag of branches and another bag of leaves to the garden waste site.

I found out just this year that I am entitled to free wood chip mulch from the branches in the spring. Yay!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at September 22, 2018 02:03 PM (/+bwe)

27 Thanks for that guide to yellow stripey things. It's handy to know when to just leave them alone, when to swat, and when to run.
Posted by: hogmartinsmom at September 22, 2018 01:45 PM (8xZLz)

And sometimes you just have to break out the flamethrower.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2018 01:50 PM

Insomniac has peeked in my garden! Wasps EVERYWHERE. Plus bumblebees, which I sorta like.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at September 22, 2018 02:05 PM (/+bwe)

28 I've always found bees to be interesting. Probably helps that I'm not alergic in a dangerous way to bee stings. If Mrs. JTB and I were younger and in a more rural setting, I would seriously think about keeping bees. The many benefits of honey in nutrition and other health matters is fascinating. (Yes, I am a nerd.) And their place in gardening, especially valuable with heritage plants, is neat.

Of course, it helps that Sherlock Holmes palnned to retire and keep bees.

Posted by: JTB at September 22, 2018 02:05 PM (V+03K)

29 >>>Hover bees are neat even if they are "just" flies.

No, I'm sorry, anything that produces maggots is vile, evil. Especially if they're "rat tailed" maggots.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 02:08 PM (/qEW2)

30 I hear many transgendered insects are committing Insecticide..........maybe the stripes make them look fat?

Posted by: saf at September 22, 2018 02:13 PM (5IHGB)

31 Looks like a big ol' bouquet of chrysanthemums up top for Fen and her husband on their anniverary!

Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 02:14 PM (S+f51)

32 91 degrees yesterday, 65 degrees today. Ah, fall!

Posted by: Ann at September 22, 2018 02:22 PM (RdjB2)

33 I was on a class retreat yesterday at a CYO camp in Brown County, Indiana. Gorgeous place. Southern Indiana is hilly and covered in rich forest land. A beautiful place in the fall. I was surprised by how many leaves were falling down there. The only leaves that seems to falling around Indianapolis are from cottonwood trees.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at September 22, 2018 02:24 PM (WY9Hg)

34 Thanks for that guide to yellow stripey things. It's handy to know when to just leave them alone, when to swat, and when to run.
Posted by: hogmartinsmom at September 22, 2018 01:45 PM (8xZLz)


Hi mom. Please don't share the story about that one time in your backyard when the world's largest hornet hovered next to my head and I shrieked and threw myself into a pile of weeds and it turned out that it it was actually a hummingbird because all the cool kids will tease me mercilessly if they ever find out.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 02:32 PM (y87Qq)

35 Our crepe myrtle had a nice bloom a few weeks ago but there were a lot of the round buds that never opened. Well, they are opening now. Looks like we will have a second blossoming at least as nice as the first one. Don't know if this is a feature of this crepe or if we are just lucky. I have no idea what the cultivar is. It was a tiny, pencil size stem in a gallon pot, end f season sale, when we brought it home a few years ago. That it has survived is either a tribute to our gardening skill or proof that God REALLY likes crepe myrtles. Probably the latter.

Posted by: JTB at September 22, 2018 02:35 PM (V+03K)

36 hogmartin at September 22, 2018 02:32 PM
Heh.

Posted by: KT at September 22, 2018 02:39 PM (BVQ+1)

37 35, JTB - Do you get aphids on your crepe myrtles? I ask because crepe myrtles actually grow pretty well here in the Pacific Northwest. The University of Washington botanical garden has one that must be 30 ft. tall. But I hear that aphids are a big problem. Is this true?

Posted by: Skookumchuk at September 22, 2018 02:41 PM (CeJUf)

38 It is so nice dealing with gardens and plants and seeds and beauty and so forth instead of the steady diet of news that leaves me enraged. There's a life lesson in there.

Posted by: JTB at September 22, 2018 02:44 PM (V+03K)

39 Amen, JTB. Although I must admit that when I was weeding a planter this morning, I kept thinking of the weeds as Democrats so that I could maintain my enthusiasm for eradicating them. Kind of a fusion of gardening and the real world.

Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at September 22, 2018 02:46 PM (S+f+m)

40 Lots of leaves falling around here. Probably as much due to drought as Fall weather. Still picking some red tomatoes from the vine. Hope that keeps on for a while.

Posted by: Ronster at September 22, 2018 02:46 PM (rW4va)

41 37 ... " Do you get aphids on your crepe myrtles?"

We haven't had that problem in our northern Virginia back yard. Don't know if that applies in other parts of the country.

Posted by: JTB at September 22, 2018 02:47 PM (V+03K)

42 Winston,
I'd like to know your tobacco seed source.
Thanks in advance.

Posted by: MarkY at September 22, 2018 02:48 PM (ZyYLI)

43 41. Thanks. The long-range plan is to rip out nearly everything in the front yard and start over - maybe to include a crepe myrtle. I'll take my changes on the aphids.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at September 22, 2018 02:52 PM (CeJUf)

44 Because it was brought up, I looked it up...

Croton is an extensive flowering plant genus in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae. The plants of this genus were described and introduced to Europeans by Georg Eberhard Rumphius. -Wikipedia

Spurge? Euphorbiaceae? Rumphius?

I think they're just making up names. When I hear classical music station DJs, sometimes I think the same thing. "That was the Gdnazki Orchestra conducted by Plebni Ochberitch, performing Brazitti's 'Dans Migramplegh.'" (starts symphony, takes nap)

Croutons are a good rotation crop for spaghetti plants and dental floss bushes.

Posted by: mindful webworker's professional tips at September 22, 2018 03:08 PM (E78bp)

45 This is that in-between time: wondering if the autumn salad greens will grow, drying the herbs, and thinking about the new seed catalogs.

Posted by: JTB at September 22, 2018 03:14 PM (V+03K)

46 reposted from the previous thread:

'Mrs f'd is mad at me because I said moving our poor little apple tree closer to our Crabapple wouldn't make any difference. I said "what is it lonely" and she said something about "cross pollination". I think the poor little apple tree doesn't like the soil where it's at. It's pretty thin and then red clay underneath. The Crabapple tree is doing fine where it is though, soil is a little better there. So is there anything to this cross pollination stuff?'

Since I posted that earlier I suggested that we just get another apple tree and plant it close to the Crabapple.

Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2018 03:14 PM (UdKB7)

47 When I hear classical music station DJs, sometimes I think the same thing. "That was the Gdnazki Orchestra conducted by Plebni Ochberitch, performing Brazitti's 'Dans Migramplegh.'" (starts symphony, takes nap)
Posted by: mindful webworker's professional tips at September 22, 2018 03:08 PM (E78bp)


It's all just acid downtempo house dancecore remixes of Stump's "Faerie's Aire and Death Waltz (from 'A Tribute to Zdenko G. Fibich')" anyway. They're just hoping you won't notice.

https://tinyurl.com/d867ytg

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 03:19 PM (y87Qq)

48 I did post in that other thread that as far as I know, crab apples are good for cross pollinating. It will only affect the seed, the apple itself will be the type of the tree it's on. The fruit part we eat is like the womb, or ovaries ... part of the tree that is bearing.

so a tree grown from seeds of a cross would be a cross, but it might be hard to tell which ones got crossed till after they grow.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2018 03:23 PM (Cus5s)

49 1 Thank you! I have lots of bug pics. If you like em, I'll keep em coming.

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 03:27 PM (mk9aG)

50 Lil nip in the air though.

Just like Pearl Harbor

Posted by: JT at September 22, 2018 03:30 PM (mBbsP)

51 No I don't get aphids on my crepe myrtle but occasionally a white blooming algae on my fiscus and a slight wine stain too....!!

Posted by: saf at September 22, 2018 03:30 PM (5IHGB)

52 "so a tree grown from seeds of a cross would be a cross, but it might be hard to tell which ones got crossed till after they grow."

She's got the idea that the scrawny little apple tree will bear fruit if it was closer to the Crabapple. They are about 400 feet apart now. I think the apple tree just doesn't like where it's at, but digging it up will probably kill it. I don't even think it's the right time of year visit?

Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2018 03:30 PM (UdKB7)

53 is it not visit.

Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2018 03:31 PM (UdKB7)

54 Thanks KT! Great job as always!

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 03:33 PM (MVjcR)

55 His honey is great, btw.


Posted by: Jane D'oh


Big bewbs ?

Posted by: JT at September 22, 2018 03:34 PM (mBbsP)

56 having a closer apple tree might help indeed ... crabs have a wider time for pollinating I think ... but you could plant another apple that pollinates around the same time, then you get fruit from both of them.
this is a chart of when different apple trees pollinate. you might plant another kind that pollinates close to the one you have, if you know what it is. If you don't know maybe compare when it has blossomed to when the others have blossomed maybe.

https://www.acnursery.com/apple_pollinizer.pdf

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2018 03:43 PM (Cus5s)

57 From Idaho's Treasure Valley:
The boring stuff: Still picking the last few green beans, but cutting out a few dead plants. Still checking on 2nd round of cantaloupe, no new ones ripe yet. Still getting a good fall crop of red raspberries. Still getting a small number of cucumbers (they are going to a friend's chickens - she calls our weekly dropoffs "Meals on Wheels"!). Still harvesting chamomile flowers when I can. Still picking tomatoes, but they're slowing a bit.

Weather is now such that it's not worth it at all to do outdoor work early. So maybe I'll be doing my reports in the morning, gardening in the afternoon. (Once it's serious leaf-raking time, I can go out in the morning because I'll generate my own warmth.)

The last batch of tomato sauce was 9 half-pints. We also decided to try 3-bean salad using our fresh green beans and green bell peppers, plus canned garbanzos and red kidney beans - I think the stuff is delicious! I only got 3 pints of that, but we have enough green beans to make another batch.

After we found dead patches of lawn, and patched the worst of them, we decided there was a large patch way in the back that needed help. That bit of lawn was irrigated by sprayers that are now blocked by chokecherry trees, wild rose bushes, and the lower parts of the lilacs. So I trimmed the lower branches of the whole lilac row, and husband installed a new sprayer head between the chokecherries and roses.

I've been wanting to plant yellow or orange crocus on my late cat Ginger Boy's grave mound. I finally weeded a large area around the mound, and planted 20 yellow crocus. May they grow well, and multiply. They'll start the season, and the California poppies will take over in the summer.

I've got chrysanthemums open too, though mine are a light bronze, not the yellow ones pictured above. My 3 plants had differently colored flowers when I planted them, but now all seem close to the same color. It's a mystery...

Posted by: Pat* at September 22, 2018 03:48 PM (2pX/F)

58 PS: I'll be shooting/helping out at a Project Appleseed event next weekend. I might not post, or I might post late on Sunday.

Posted by: Pat* at September 22, 2018 03:50 PM (2pX/F)

59 but yeah, it could just be the soil, if it is that scrawny ... depends where you want your fruit trees I guess. Could try some fertilizer, and water at dry times, keep all the weeds/grass killed underneath it. ... or plant two apple trees in a better place. lots of options ... debate it over a glass of beer or wine.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2018 03:51 PM (Cus5s)

60 Garden is faiding fast, don't think frost is around the corner but tomatoes are all done for. Did just pick 1 ripe Anaheim pepper

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 04:09 PM (T4oHT)

61 Got a couple dozen tomatoes left on the vines and weather is still nice enough to leave them on.

Might just yank everything out next weekend... get it all cleaned and put away before cold rains begin.

Posted by: JQ at September 22, 2018 04:27 PM (zMzA6)

62 Someone gave the gophers in my surroundings (north of Sacramento) steroids, apparently. They are tearing the yard up. Mounds are appearing next to the house, where I have never had them in 28 years. They backyard is starting to look like the Alps.
The Gopher Getter bait has apparently been neutered and doesn't work like it used to.

What's up with that? Early, wet winter on the way perhaps?

Posted by: Gunslinger at September 22, 2018 05:27 PM (Scth6)

63 'https://www.acnursery.com/apple_pollinizer.pdf'

Sent that to Mrs f'd illiniweek. Thanks!

Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2018 06:51 PM (UdKB7)

Thread before the Gardening Thread, September 22 [KT]

farcedem.jpg

Serving your mid-day open thread needs

Man, this week has been depressing. Dr_No lightens it up a little with the graphic above.

Here's a visual response to the conduct of the (cough*cough) 'democrats' during the SCOTUS appointment hearings ... it seems congruent with the etymology of the word 'farce,' too:

"from Middle French farce "comic interlude in a mystery play" (16c.), literally "stuffing," from Old French farcir "to stuff," (13c.), from Latin farcire "to stuff, cram," - and now it's available as a T-shirt ... life is good ... enjoy ...

You can vote on the graphic here. Might want to use a spare email address.

I'm not going to say much about this week's big fiasco, but I do have a couple of points that keep coming back to me.

1. As far as I am concerned, one of the main reasons NOT to believe the accuser is that she comes from an environment overrun by leftist professors and students. And they think like the academic quoted below. Byron York reports, via John Hayward, who wonders why the guy quoted should be allowed to remain a law professor:

Just in case: In NYT, law professor argues Ford allegation against Kavanaugh doesn't have to actually be true to disqualify him for SCOTUS. 'Credible' is good enough. 'The existence of credible allegations against Judge Kavanaugh should be disqualifying.'

There's someone familiar with Obama's Title IX rules, I would bet. Watch where you send your boys to school.

2. This:

credibly accused.jpg

And remember the Satanic ritual abuse cases?

From Quillette

I am starting to like Quillette. Here's an interesting piece on how hard it is to keep things heterodox even at Heterodox Academy.

The Left virtually owns the institution and a fair number of professors in the humanities and social sciences view conservatives with open contempt. Indeed, Heterodox Academy has been repeatedly attacked by leftist academics who accuse it of being a shelter for conservative saboteurs whose true intent is to poison the academy with their rancid ideology. Other critics have been even less gracious.
This places the leaders of Heterodox Academy in a difficult position. On the one hand, if they want to grow the Academy they will need to reach more faculty. This, in turn, means they will have to appeal to those on the Left--the group most suspicious of or antagonistic to Heterodox Academy's mission. On the other hand, these efforts may in turn alienate faculty in the center or on the Right. .

Preachers of the Great Awokening,

From the sun-blanched beaches of California to the snow-covered cities of New England, a religious fervor is sweeping the United States. PhD-toting preachers spread the faith with righteous zeal, denouncing those who violate its sacred principles. . . .

In the following article, we will explore this quasi-religion, Wokeness, as a status system that functions predominantly to distinguish white elites from the white masses (whom we will call hoi polloi). It does this by offering a rich signalling vocabulary for traits and possessions such as education, intelligence, openness, leisure, wealth, and cosmopolitanism, all of which educated elites value . . . From this perspective, the preachers of the Great Awokening--those who most ardently and eloquently articulate the principles of Wokeness--obtain status because they (a) signal the possession of desired traits and (b) promulgate a powerful narrative that legitimizes the status disparity between white elites and hoi polloi. The elites, according to these preachers, are morally righteous and therefore deserve status, whereas hoi polloi are morally backward and deserve obloquy and derision.

Heather MacDonald describes The Hysterical Campus from her own visits. Excerpted from her recent book. Wow.


Hope you get a break from school and politics sometime this weekend. Got anything planned?


Posted by: Open Blogger at 11:13 AM




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1 I'm wondering if Ford has a picture of Kavanaugh at some party. Since all he can do at this point is deny being at any such event, the perfect impeachment would be a picture of him at a party: "See? He was there!"

To be really effective with this, though, you have to get him to testify first, relying on 36-year-old memories to deny a long-forgotten get-together where nothing memorable happened. That's how they want to turn Kavanaugh's innocence into a lie.

Posted by: cpurick at September 22, 2018 11:14 AM (7YrFp)

2 Oh, and FOIST!

Posted by: cpurick at September 22, 2018 11:15 AM (7YrFp)

3 If Ford has a picture, why isnt it released?

Posted by: Myriad Jack at September 22, 2018 11:16 AM (97I0d)

4
It was a one-eyed one-horned
flying purple people eater
That she wore for the first time today...


Oh, sorry. Dribbled over from the last thread.

Had that conflation stuck in my head for all these decades.

Posted by: mindful webworker - once up on a time at September 22, 2018 11:16 AM (K7/OQ)

5 Sat morning Top 10???

YOWSA!!!!

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at September 22, 2018 11:17 AM (5AVMW)

6 And I dont know how common people took pictures at high school keggers in 1980s. I was born in 1993. I doubt they could do it as simply as flipping a selfie.

Posted by: Myriad Jack at September 22, 2018 11:17 AM (97I0d)

7 So nood isnt a thing anymore? Damn you.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 22, 2018 11:17 AM (3SzRC)

8 Hello Grassley?

Ya, this is Dr. Ford. I'm in Missouri stuck with a flat tire and I don't know how to change it.


Could I have one more....

Posted by: HA at September 22, 2018 11:20 AM (MAstk)

9 Turns out my new thread summoning superpower is still active. Good to know.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Takeout will let you download all your docs on Google at September 22, 2018 11:22 AM (n9hQQ)

10 Someone tell CBD I have an option for his morning art thread: one of the most expensive Brazilian paintings, Abaporu', by Tarsila do Amaral

And yes, it is supposed to be a self portrait made by the artist to her ex husband. I don't get it either, but some Brazilian is offering to buy it back from a collector in Argentina for gobs of money




https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydz8e5ls

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2018 11:23 AM (mUa7G)

11 >3 If Ford has a picture, why isnt it released?

Because you don't impeach anything to show him at a party not raping anybody. But if you first get him on the record denying the party, then how far is it from proving he lied about the forgotten party to establishing that he is also lying about the rape assault? That's why they want him to go first.

If you show the pic first, he can always say "I have no memory of that trivial event", getting them nowhere.

This is the value of getting him to testify first. Anything they can refute, however innocent, is a form of impeachment.

Posted by: cpurick at September 22, 2018 11:23 AM (7YrFp)

12 I don't care for the song, but Jaco Pastorious is a talented bass player.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at September 22, 2018 11:23 AM (nvMvs)

13 Good morning, 'ettes, gentlemorons, and renowned Open Blogger KT.

That "mic check" thing and the linked GayPatriot Twitter thread are a neutron bomb. I love it. The linked thread is full of NUH UH leftists getting pantsed and not even realizing it.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 11:25 AM (y87Qq)

14 Hell Grassley?

Ya this is Dr. Ford, OHHH you're in DC? I drove to Washington state!


Could I have one more...

Posted by: HA at September 22, 2018 11:25 AM (MAstk)

15 Imagine growing up in a time without cellphones and selfies, amazing contemporaneous evidence of teenage activity. That's why Kav will get away with it. He never could today.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 11:26 AM (1UZdv)

16 Someone tell CBD I have an option for his morning art thread: one of the most expensive Brazilian paintings, Abaporu', by Tarsila do Amaral
Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2018 11:23 AM (mUa7G)


cbd dot aoshq at gmail dot com

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 11:27 AM (y87Qq)

17 That "mic check" thing and the linked GayPatriot Twitter thread are a neutron bomb. I love it. The linked thread is full of NUH UH leftists getting pantsed and not even realizing it.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 11:25 AM (y87Qq)

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It's just irritating knowing that nothing will happen to anyone involved. Literally plotting to torpedo the ship of state (not to mention the individuals involved or the voters getting us there), and they'll just get to try again next time.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Takeout will let you download all your docs on Google at September 22, 2018 11:27 AM (n9hQQ)

18 That's why Kav will get away with it. He never could today.
Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 11:26 AM (1UZdv)


Get away with what?

Posted by: HA at September 22, 2018 11:28 AM (MAstk)

19 Sen. Grassley,

I just arrived in Barstow after a grueling two days of travel and, silly me, I found out I left my makeup bag at home. I must go back and get it.

Sincerely,

Posted by: Soona at September 22, 2018 11:29 AM (Fs5vw)

20 morons, stop over analyzing the kav delay. you've been borked again. chidifi, upchuck, and sanfran nan, stole our lunch money again. deal with it. kav deserved much better than he got from our country. put a fucking commie on that circle jerk of a court and watch it burn. fuck it, i don't care anymore. have seen this shitty movie too many times.

Posted by: Dr chavez THE hugo md. phd. at September 22, 2018 11:29 AM (KP5rU)

21 4
It was a one-eyed one-horned
flying purple people eater
That she wore for the first time today...


Oh, sorrgy. Dribbled over from the last thread.

Had that conflation stuck in my head for all these decades.
Posted by: mindful webworker - once up on a time at September 22, 2018 11:16 AM (K7/

There's actually a reference to "Short Shorts" in the purple people eater song.

Posted by: Fox2! at September 22, 2018 11:29 AM (brIR5)

22 Wait, I was thinking the hot mic thing where the lawyer was caught admitting they had plans to destroy Kavanaugh back in May or whatever.

I suspect my comment still stands, though.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Takeout will let you download all your docs on Google at September 22, 2018 11:31 AM (n9hQQ)

23 cbd dot aoshq at gmail dot com
Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 11:27 AM (y87Qq)


I don't want to really see that in the morning. It looks like something done by Robert Crumb on an off day. But no ottomans!

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2018 11:31 AM (mUa7G)

24 Be afraid --be very afraid. Youngest kidlet is at Walmart and enjoying the decorations aisle. Heaven save us.

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 22, 2018 11:31 AM (MIKMs)

25 Does Kavanaugh even recall who she is? Was Ford a well known acquaintance of Kavanaugh? If so, other people should be able to corroborate that. If it can't be corroborated, who's to say they ever met? Did Kavanaugh keep repeating his name at the alleged party so that it stuck with her? "Hi, I'm Brett Kavanaugh. And now my dear, Brett Kavanaugh is going to rape you". Just like Bob Dole.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 11:31 AM (/qEW2)

26 > i don't care anymore. have seen this shitty movie too many times.

Don't you, Piglet, Tigger, and Christopher Robin have a brunch appointment in the Hundred Acre Wood?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 22, 2018 11:32 AM (TM5Iv)

27 Seven Minutes in Heaven = rape-rape

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Takeout will let you download all your docs on Google at September 22, 2018 11:32 AM (n9hQQ)

28 There's a road sign just outside of Wilmington, NC on I-40 that reads "Barstow, CA 2,412 mi." YMMV.

Posted by: BJM at September 22, 2018 11:32 AM (O74hG)

29 Older men need to recover from our collective shaming by the exposed outrages of Kav.

I suggest a month of the work of Vargas on the Art Thread.

NSFW
https://tinyurl.com/y8c6k82j

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 11:33 AM (1UZdv)

30 There's a road sign just outside of Wilmington, NC on I-40 that reads "Barstow, CA 2,412 mi." YMMV.
Posted by: BJM at September 22, 2018 11:32 AM (O74hG)


Is that highway mileage, direct line, or great circle distance?

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2018 11:33 AM (mUa7G)

31
Be afraid --be very afraid. Youngest kidlet is at Walmart and enjoying the decorations aisle. Heaven save us.
Posted by: mustbequantum


I saw Christmas decorations being assembled in the lawn and garden section of Walmart yesterday.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2018 11:33 AM (IqV8l)

32 Does Kavanaugh even recall who she is? Was Ford a well known acquaintance of Kavanaugh? If so, other people should be able to corroborate that. If it can't be corroborated, who's to say they ever met? Did Kavanaugh keep repeating his name at the alleged party so that it stuck with her? "Hi, I'm Brett Kavanaugh. And now my dear, Brett Kavanaugh is going to rape you". Just like Bob Dole.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 11:31 AM (/qEW2)

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I won't be surprised to eventually learn that he had no idea who she was but she had a huge crush on him, and this is all revenge on him for ruining her life by never asking her out.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Takeout will let you download all your docs on Google at September 22, 2018 11:33 AM (n9hQQ)

33 farce?

for several weeks now we have seen national commentators, pundits and politicians chuckle at the verbal and physical attacks on the confirmation, offering that the dems and the left are foolish or pathetic.

it's an outrage. the rep politicians should be denouncing these storm trooper tactics, intoning that they are a threat to our republic and an attack on the constitution. the dems certainly would. this "farce", including the ford accusations, is an attack on the very functioning of the constitutional order.

Posted by: mjc, the very, at September 22, 2018 11:34 AM (Pg+x7)

34 26: no, we have a date with reality. if i'm wrong on this i'll scream it loud and clear. i'll be ecstatic if i'm wrong.

Posted by: Dr chavez THE hugo md. phd. at September 22, 2018 11:34 AM (KP5rU)

35 this is a rumor from a commenter at Legal Insurrection, claiming it is from Ford's Facebook page, which someone copied before it was scrubbed. (because they had heard early rumors in advance that Ford's fake story was floating around)


"There's a very specific claim making the rounds that on May 17, she
posted a comment to the effect that someone should accuse Gorsch and
accuse every Trump appointee"

So they present her with this evidence while she is under oath, she can hardly explain it away. And if true, she has probably also heard about it, so won't testify. Maybe that was the (or one of) Ace up the sleeve. (or maybe that too is a rumor, but this activist came up with this recovered memory after Romney had Kavanaugh on his list, and her lawyer is strong with the resistance farce)

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2018 11:34 AM (Cus5s)

36 So I have to fly down to BWI tomorrow for work and I just checked in to my flight, right at the moment I could check in. Southwest flight, so I got a boarding position.

B29

Why do I have this god-awful feeling I'm going to be stuck on a plane full of rabid fever-swamp leftards heading to DC with their Handmaid's Tale costumes, nose-rings, and body odor?

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 11:34 AM (9TYxj)

37
I saw Christmas decorations being assembled in the lawn and garden section of Walmart yesterday.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2018 11:33 AM (IqV8l)

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Sams club in Winston Salem, NC had some up at the end of August.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Takeout will let you download all your docs on Google at September 22, 2018 11:34 AM (n9hQQ)

38 30 Is that highway mileage, direct line, or great circle distance?

Highway, I pre-zoom.

Posted by: BJM at September 22, 2018 11:35 AM (O74hG)

39 A bit off topic, but does anyone know a free email site that is not left wing? thanks

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 11:36 AM (HrSJb)

40 In NYT, law professor argues Ford allegation against Kavanaugh doesn't have to actually be true to disqualify him for SCOTUS. 'Credible' is good enough.

Is this the article gorilla pundit referenced? I think that was a chick, not a guy. And she never explained why she thought it was credible. It was a really weird article. She's an attorney who specializes in defending men against false charges of rape, although based on this, I don't understand why anyone would entrust their fate to her. She also claimed that she was molested as a child by her babysitter ... who was male. How plausible is that? Male babysitters aren't exactly common. She seems like just another paranoid, unreliable lib who makes weird, illogical assertions and expects people to believe them without question.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 11:36 AM (/qEW2)

41 @ 6 "And I dont know how common people took pictures at high school keggers in 1980s. I was born in 1993. I doubt they could do it as simply as flipping a selfie.
Posted by: Myriad Jack "
__
1980 you still had to drop your film off at K-Mart to get it developed. Unless you had a Polaroid camera.

Posted by: Cosda at September 22, 2018 11:36 AM (hIZhq)

42 wonders why the guy quoted should be allowed to remain a law professor:
Just in case: In NYT, law professor argues Ford allegation against Kavanaugh doesn't have to actually be true to disqualify him for SCOTUS. 'Credible' is good enough.

Because she's not a guy; she's a girl (Kate Shaw), and she's married to lib Chris Hayes (MSNBC).

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycflf9r8

Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 11:36 AM (S+f51)

43
This is the value of getting him to testify first. Anything they can refute, however innocent, is a form of impeachment.

Posted by: cpurick at September 22, 2018 11:23 AM (7YrFp)

The goal is to deny a supreme court seat, not impeachment. A picture would be enough. How common were pictures at these parties in the 1980s?

Posted by: Myriad Jack at September 22, 2018 11:36 AM (97I0d)

44 If we actually live on a Riemann sphere I suppose there could be some imaginary distance to add in, tho.

Posted by: BJM at September 22, 2018 11:37 AM (O74hG)

45 B29

Why do I have this god-awful feeling I'm going to be stuck on a plane full of rabid fever-swamp leftards heading to DC with their Handmaid's Tale costumes, nose-rings, and body odor?
Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 11:34 AM (9TYxj)
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Bingo!

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at September 22, 2018 11:37 AM (WEBkv)

46 36. Welcome to every day in Chicago

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 11:37 AM (HrSJb)

47 NYT girl-lawyer article:

"How Strong Does the Evidence Against Kavanaugh Need to Be? Even if it wouldn't support a criminal conviction or civil liability, a merely credible allegation is enough to disqualify him."

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycflf9r8

Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 11:38 AM (S+f51)

48 Hiya .

Welp, its nap time in the Rockies.....

I'm nowhere near the Rockies, but I'm flexible.

Posted by: JT at September 22, 2018 11:38 AM (gXrq5)

49 > Why do I have this god-awful feeling I'm going to be stuck on a plane full of rabid fever-swamp leftards heading to DC with their Handmaid's Tale costumes, nose-rings, and body odor?

Depends on whether Soros springs for plane tickets or just bus tickets.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 22, 2018 11:38 AM (TM5Iv)

50 Im still locked out! Not that any of youse guys care!!11!!!1!1!!

Posted by: IrishEi at September 22, 2018 11:38 AM (Ri0Ku)

51 Why do I have this god-awful feeling I'm going to be stuck on a plane full of rabid fever-swamp leftards heading to DC with their Handmaid's Tale costumes, nose-rings, and body odor?
Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 11:34 AM (9TYxj)

Because you are. May God have mercy on your soul. And your olafactory organs.

Carry one of the old plague nosegays.

Posted by: Fox2! at September 22, 2018 11:39 AM (brIR5)

52
Older men need to recover from our collective shaming by the exposed outrages of Kav.



I suggest a month of the work of Vargas on the Art Thread.



NSFW

https://tinyurl.com/y8c6k82j
Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 11:33 AM (1UZdv)



Who would have thought that the "father of the poor" and the creator of the Brazilian New State could also paint such lovely pin-up girls?

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2018 11:39 AM (mUa7G)

53 This article is extremely bizarre and disturbing. I do not understand how the world works:

https://apnews.com/ 598adb7b3144414fb50446eccb78205b/ Lawsuit-alleges-Party-City-denied-job-to-woman-with-autism

A teenage girl with zero job experience, who has autism and "extreme anxiety" and who would require a professional "job coach" to follow her around all day to "cue her with her job tasks," applied for a job at a retail store, and didn't get the job. Unsurprisingly. But now, the government is SUING THE STORE for the crime of not hiring her, because in so not doing they violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

So, wait -- does that mean that every company in existence must now necessarily hire the least experienced, most insane mentally retarded people for every position? If two people apply for a job, is it against the law to hire the most qualified of the two?

The world has gone insane.

Posted by: zombie at September 22, 2018 11:39 AM (c+2jX)

54 You know, we fund those academic nuthouses.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 22, 2018 11:39 AM (oVJmc)

55 Let's face it amigos. If no type of vote this week, Kavanagh will just say F-it and withdraw.

And sadly, I am starting to feel like this is what the GOP wants

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 11:39 AM (HrSJb)

56 50 Im still locked out! Not that any of youse guys care!!11!!!1!1!!
Posted by: IrishEi at September 22, 2018 11:38 AM (Ri0Ku)

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

Turn the key, then the doorknob.

Not the reverse.

See? I care.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at September 22, 2018 11:39 AM (WEBkv)

57 It's just irritating knowing that nothing will happen to anyone involved.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Takeout will let you download all your docs on Google at September 22, 2018 11:27 AM (n9hQQ)


Yes. This will happen again the next time. Actually it may very well be worse next time. More masks off, gloves off, naked violence. That's the trend.

But there's not much I can do about it. Not in any meaningful way. My senators are Stabenow and some Dem schmuck whose name and face I can't even remember. There's no point in writing to them. They actively despise me. All I can do is vote for James and take some joy in stuff like that up there.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 11:40 AM (y87Qq)

58 I want to testify, Really, I do. It's just this war and that lying son of a bitch, Johnson!

Posted by: Professor Doctor Lawyer Christine '58 Plymouth-Ford at September 22, 2018 11:40 AM (Ndje9)

59 I consider myself credible when I state the media and the left have been terrorizing/raping the minds of the population for over a decade.

so they should lose their positions in our society.

Posted by: willow at September 22, 2018 11:40 AM (dPd5y)

60 29- Really? One is pixelated? Oh, all right, if you insist.

Posted by: socalcon at September 22, 2018 11:40 AM (Roy2Z)

61 Sen. Grassley,

Well. Two weeks traveling and we're finally in NV. Unfortunately, I think I'm getting the flu and I'll have lay up a couple of weeks to make sure whether I caught it or not. Crazy, huh?

Anyway, I really really want to testify so please don't do anything until I get there.

Sincerely,

Posted by: Soona at September 22, 2018 11:41 AM (Fs5vw)

62 So, in the Most Idiotic Drama Ever, Grassley confirms "an additional day of consideration has been granted" to the mob, er, the sensitive, deeply affected, memory-challenged, noble, lying/delusional/pile of garbage, "Dr" Ford.


In a completely jocular mode, just for yukks, let's hear someone's analysis of:

1) deadline last night was enforced, game over
2) new deadline today (tonight?) is missed, game over


I mean the different political impacts.


Hmmm, just as I thought.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 11:41 AM (QDnY+)

63 Well, IrishEi, if you'd started training your puppy earlier it would be able to unlock the door for you. So really, nobody to blame but yourself.

Besides, it's pretty outside.

So what am I doing here?

Later...and best to all.

Posted by: BJM at September 22, 2018 11:42 AM (O74hG)

64 red lines red lines oh pink lines.

I think we know this game . they don't? baying mob rule winning.

Posted by: willow at September 22, 2018 11:42 AM (dPd5y)

65 man imagine these jerks in charge of foreign policy.

credible for sure.

Posted by: willow at September 22, 2018 11:43 AM (dPd5y)

66 1980 you still had to drop your film off at K-Mart to get it developed. Unless you had a Polaroid camera

And most 30 year old Polaroid prints have faded into formless blobs of color.

Posted by: Fox2! at September 22, 2018 11:43 AM (brIR5)

67 I hate academia. Tenure to protect their 'right' to express commie ideas, and shut down violently any other ideas that may want to come to campus.

Defund them.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 22, 2018 11:43 AM (3SzRC)

68 "I won't be surprised to eventually learn that he had
no idea who she was but she had a huge crush on him, and this is all
revenge on him for ruining her life by never asking her out.Posted by: Moron Robbie

could be, but I'm beginning to get the impression her school was full of "mean girls" and she was one of them.


She got her doctorate so it hardly seems this event she doesn't even recall was at all debilitating. Seems much more likely she became of rich girl feminist with attitude, which fits perfectly with the rumored FB comment on how to spread lies about all Trump nominees.

Hopefully even if she does not testify, that will leak at some point, just to reveal how corrupt and vicious these leftist fake victims can be.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2018 11:43 AM (Cus5s)

69 Have a good day, BJM.

Are you really the Bluejacket's Manual, by the way?

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 11:44 AM (y87Qq)

70 So, wait -- does that mean that every company in
existence must now necessarily hire the least experienced, most insane
mentally retarded people for every position? If two people apply for a
job, is it against the law to hire the most qualified of the two?



The world has gone insane.

Posted by: zombie at September 22, 2018 11:39 AM (c+2jX)



I have had some experiences with retail . . .

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2018 11:44 AM (mUa7G)

71 So, in the Most Idiotic Drama Ever, Grassley confirms "an additional day of consideration has been granted" to the mob, er, the sensitive, deeply affected, memory-challenged, noble, lying/delusional/pile of garbage, "Dr" Ford.


In a completely jocular mode, just for yukks, let's hear someone's analysis of:

1) deadline last night was enforced, game over
2) new deadline today (tonight?) is missed, game over


I mean the different political impacts.


Hmmm, just as I thought.
Posted by: rhomboid
_______________

The only thing I can think is that Grassley wants the Sunday talk shows (that nobody watches anymore) to talk about repeated deadlines she keeps missing for stupid reasons to build a narrative.

Of course, the more likely theory is 1-3 GOPe Senators demanding this or they will vote no.

I honestly believe Flake is driving 90% of this.

Posted by: Blago at September 22, 2018 11:44 AM (UfkIY)

72 Heidi's been scorching Grassley on Twatter. Lol.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 22, 2018 11:44 AM (3SzRC)

73 32 Does Kavanaugh even recall who she is? Was Ford a well known acquaintance of Kavanaugh? If so, other people should be able to corroborate that. If it can't be corroborated, who's to say they ever met? Did Kavanaugh keep repeating his name at the alleged party so that it stuck with her? "Hi, I'm Brett Kavanaugh. And now my dear, Brett Kavanaugh is going to rape you". Just like Bob Dole.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 11:31 AM (/qEW2)

---

I won't be surprised to eventually learn that he had no idea who she was but she had a huge crush on him, and this is all revenge on him for ruining her life by never asking her out.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Takeout will let you download all your docs on Google at September 22, 2018 11:33 AM (n9hQQ)


Precisely. "He doesn't even KNOW that I EXIST."

Everything I've seen about this girl says she's, emotionally, permanently frozen at 15.

So, what's her next reason to delay? Dibs on broken fingernail.

"I have 'something' I'm already committed to" is my wife's guess. Or "That's when my bookclub meets."

And of course, if she has a surviving grandmother, she won't for long.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at September 22, 2018 11:45 AM (59GGI)

74 It is a nice day but I kinda have to pee.

Posted by: IrishEi at September 22, 2018 11:46 AM (Ri0Ku)

75 ... and "credibility":

i've pointed out herein days ago that the ford supporters are all saying her accusation is credible. i've heard it over and over without challenge.

ford has no credibility whatsoever!. if she and kavanaugh had a relationship, dated knew each other, were placed in the same social contexts - then she might be credible. but they had no relationship, either personal or social, were in no social gatherings together, she remembers nothing of the event except him somehow: this the definition of lack of credibility. why hasn't anyone said this on tv? it only encourages the fraud.

Posted by: mjc, the very, at September 22, 2018 11:47 AM (Pg+x7)

76 Nolte NC

"You know that WaPo is writing a false second accuser story as we speak, to drop Sunday Night". Every day Grassley defers..

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 11:48 AM (HrSJb)

77 There is a conservative economist on youtube that is a shitlord. He had revealed his real name "doxxed himself", but he explains that it was in the middle of one of his very long conversations. Any leftist wanting to make him miserable, would not have the attention span or mental rigor required to find out his identity first. The blind spots of our enemy is so huge that we should consider ourselves lucky.

This confirmation fuckery is going to have 4 results:
1) Bring conservatives to the polls this November.
2) Cast the #meToo idiom as political, correctly. The polls reflect this.
3) Insure the next ~2 judges will be firebrands.
4) Piss off our current SCOTUS constitutional nice-guys.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 22, 2018 11:48 AM (rnAwa)

78 i'm working this weekend.
Sigh.

But I'm rewarding myself with some John Howe steak in Bellevue after I get done.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, well-armed dreg of society at September 22, 2018 11:48 AM (xJa6I)

79 How can I just sit there and talk about the war crimes that were inflicted on me, when I know that my students at Palo Alto are being served sushi PREPARED BY UNAUTHENIC NON-JAPANESE CHEFS?

Posted by: Professor Doctor Lawyer Christine '58 Plymouth-Ford at September 22, 2018 11:48 AM (Ndje9)

80 I'm honestly amazed she's not testifying.

If she just goes up there, starts crying, and points her finger at Kavanaugh, that's honestly a win for Democrats even if she's exposed as crazy and/or lying.

There's plenty of female voters that think her being really upset is "real" enough that somebody's head should roll.

Posted by: Blago at September 22, 2018 11:48 AM (UfkIY)

81 not the first time a sausage queen destroyed a republic.

rock.........the casbah.

Posted by: Dr. chavez THE hugo md. phd. at September 22, 2018 11:48 AM (KP5rU)

82 I wish we had a Media outlet that would have the guts to take down admitted groper Cory Booker.

Fox News? Murdoch sons do not have the guts

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 11:49 AM (HrSJb)

83 The world has gone insane.
Posted by: zombie at September 22, 2018 11:39 AM (c+2jX)

H8er

; )

Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 11:49 AM (S+f51)

84 The only revenge Ballsey Ford is seeking is on the electorate who gave us President Trump. She say this 30 year old accusation shit work for Allred against Moore, she lived close enough to make an accusation against Kav and she ran with it.

Posted by: CN at September 22, 2018 11:49 AM (r97UP)

85 Blago, unless something's changed, Flake is not a factor here. He publicly said "testimony or vote, by Monday" early last week. Corker basically said the same thing.


I understand people's reflexive attribution of idiotic destructive actions to Flake and Corker, but unless they're saying one thing to Mitch and Chuck and another to the world, it's not them.


I think it's the very dubious GOP paranoia about Julia (LIV female voters, esp. young singles and select airhead suburbanites). For which I cannot believe there is any reasonable, even speculative, basis related to surveys.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 11:49 AM (QDnY+)

86 77. I hope so, but he left out one major thing.

You cannot confirm conservative judges with a small majority and Dems like Murkowski and Collins

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 11:51 AM (HrSJb)

87 i'm thrilled they adovocate there is no need for lawyers and courts.
Just accusations will be enough from now on.



shouldn't That Prof blah blahing Quit?

He is no longer needed, INcredible accusations are enough.

Perhaps we should all join In and start accusing everyone we dislike .. what fun!


Posted by: willow at September 22, 2018 11:51 AM (dPd5y)

88 The goal is to deny a supreme court seat, not impeachment. A picture would be enough. How common were pictures at these parties in the 1980s?
Posted by: Myriad Jack at September 22, 2018 11:36 AM (97I0d)

You misunderstand, the goal is to deny the seat by impeach___ his character and integrity. You don't get there by showing him at a party 36 years ago. You get there by having him deny being at a party, then proving him a liar by showing a picture, and finally by asking how we can believe his rapey denials when he won't even tell the truth about going to parties.

Cheap, fixed-focus cartridge-type "instamatic" cameras were common enough back then. There could certainly be pictures if there was a party.

Posted by: cpurick at September 22, 2018 11:51 AM (7YrFp)

89 That jazz piece is mellow, but like all jazz it's too meandering.

For those who prefer something more structured, here is Jean-Philippe Rameau's the Chicken:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezTbsVJF1W8


Get woke. Go Baroque.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 11:51 AM (/qEW2)

90
I won't be surprised to eventually learn that he had no idea who she was but she had a huge crush on him, and this is all revenge on him for ruining her life by never asking her out.
---
Yeah, I can see this.

Also.... "I will RESIST all things Trump, and this is my Contribution to the Cause."


Ready for my close up Mr. Soros!

Posted by: shibumi at September 22, 2018 11:52 AM (QKV7o)

91 You know who's behind all this shit, don't you?

That's right.

Justice Kennedy.

Seller's Remorse.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 22, 2018 11:52 AM (BRvh1)

92 88: How much of a party was it if only 4 people are there. And if the parents of these preppie assholes are alive, they should be dragged through the mud along with Ballsey skank

Posted by: CN at September 22, 2018 11:53 AM (r97UP)

93 Blago, unless something's changed, Flake is not a factor here. He publicly said "testimony or vote, by Monday" early last week. Corker basically said the same thing.


I understand people's reflexive attribution of idiotic destructive actions to Flake and Corker, but unless they're saying one thing to Mitch and Chuck and another to the world, it's not them.


I think it's the very dubious GOP paranoia about Julia (LIV female voters, esp. young singles and select airhead suburbanites). For which I cannot believe there is any reasonable, even speculative, basis related to surveys.
Posted by: rhomboid

_______________

I just know that:

A) Flake has gone full kamikaze, he threatened to stop ALL of Trump's judicial nominations over raising tarriffs

B) Flake tweeted a check he wrote to Roy Moore's opponent over these types of dubious issues and tried to torpedo him

C) Flake has said his vote for Kavanaugh will be based on Ford's testimony.

Considering Flake's membership to the Judiciary Committee, I have to think his douchery is involved

Posted by: Blago at September 22, 2018 11:53 AM (UfkIY)

94 Also in that NYT girl-lawyer defense of Ford: She prints a HUGE highschool yearbook photo of both Ford and Kavanaugh. For Ford, the caption says it's when she was a junior in high school. By all reasonable counting, that's NOT when she was 15. Wonder how they picked that photo.

Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 11:53 AM (S+f51)

95
A bit off topic, but does anyone know a free email site that is not left wing? thanks


Posted by: Jonah
................

Microsoft is fairly apolitical.. They have free Outlook accounts..


https://outlook.live.com/owa/

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 22, 2018 11:55 AM (438dO)

96 So Grassley extended the drop-dead deadline date again to this afternoon? Am I reading that right? So this is what, the 3rd or 4th extension to the deadline? I've lost track.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at September 22, 2018 11:55 AM (9U53c)

97 So GOPe caved again?

I thought this was wrapped up last night. Now I'm seeing 2:30 today.

You know, there's no use setting deadlines if you're just going to keep extending them.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 22, 2018 11:56 AM (4ErVI)

98 96: I'm hoping he's pulling that to say "see we made every attempt to help the skank", but I fear he's just a leaky douchebag

Posted by: CN at September 22, 2018 11:56 AM (r97UP)

99 What percent of psychology PhDs are lunatics?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 22, 2018 11:56 AM (rnAwa)

100 Pretty funny. Some guy named Pappas on the twatters notes that WaPo claims Ford was upset to when Trump won because ..... Kav.


Yet Pappas notes that Kav's name was not added to Trump's SCOTUS list until a year later (11/17).


Assuming this is correct, and it looks to be - hilarious. Only quibble would be to find if there were references to Kav as nominee earlier than that, but not formal inclusion on a list.


But it has all the hallmarks of a typical racist-authoritarian ("Democrat" or "progressive") hit job/media tantrum for years now - laughable, easily refuted, no factual basis, hysterically exaggerated and distorted. And WaPo is playing its normal role, pushing the crap to the dim NPR listener class.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 11:56 AM (QDnY+)

101 99: I'd say about 60%

Posted by: CN at September 22, 2018 11:57 AM (r97UP)

102 99 What percent of psychology PhDs are lunatics?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 22, 2018 11:56 AM (rnAwa)

More than half?

Supposedly many people go into the field to discover what's wrong with them. I believe it.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 22, 2018 11:58 AM (4ErVI)

103 Doesn't pass the "passed gas sniff test". Kavanaugh is not even accused of what Whoopi Goldberg calls "rapey rape".

Of course Kavanaugh is getting hosed by this lady's allegations, so there is that.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at September 22, 2018 11:58 AM (Sda6L)

104 93. Flake also was the first one, to say he would not vote for Trump.

Good point why the F$#$k did McConnell keep a renegade like Flake on the Jud Committee in the first place?

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 11:58 AM (HrSJb)

105 102: That or they admire the person who "helped" them when they had trouble.

Posted by: CN at September 22, 2018 11:59 AM (r97UP)

106 Im still locked out! Not that any of youse guys care!!11!!!1!1!!
Posted by: IrishEi


I care. I've been chuckling since you first mentioned it.

Is the puppy inside or outside with you?

Posted by: mindful webworker - they don't let me have locks at September 22, 2018 11:59 AM (K7/OQ)

107 It's times like this when I think that canceling cable was one of the best things I've ever done, so I don't have to watch any of this crap. Reading about it here is bad enough.

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 11:59 AM (sdi6R)

108 How much of a party was it if only 4 people are there. And if the
parents of these preppie assholes are alive, they should be dragged
through the mud along with Ballsey skank
=====

That is where I honestly have serious problems with this whole scenario -- where were the parents?

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 22, 2018 11:59 AM (MIKMs)

109 A bit off topic, but does anyone know a free email site that is not left wing? thanks


Posted by: Jonah

---

mailfence.com

Privacy advocates, free and paid accounts available depending on what you need size wise.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Takeout will let you download all your docs on Google at September 22, 2018 11:59 AM (n9hQQ)

110 Nice content. Thank'ee kindly!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 22, 2018 11:59 AM (jcQWZ)

111 Blago, specific issue was testimony or not, and when to vote. Flake said Monday, testimony doesn't happen, vote. He was supporting Grassley's original timetable/conditions.


And it's 2:30? Huh? Why not 10PM again - 24 hours, plus Saturday night (!), plus ..... stupid.


And this was only the 2nd red line crossed. Normal committee procedures required bio plus prepared statement to committee staff by Friday 10AM (this was not something specially set for this event); extension to 10PM last night was 1st extension, this would be 2nd.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 12:00 PM (QDnY+)

112 108: And Ballsey's school was known for glorifying drinking and hookup parties.

Posted by: CN at September 22, 2018 12:00 PM (r97UP)

113 Sen. Grassley,

I know its been a week since you last heard from me, but I took that stupid wrong turn at Albuquerque and ended up in Idaho. And now I don't have any gas money. I'm going to have to whore myself out at this truck stop for awhile to get enough to continue my journey. Please don't be mad.

Sincerely,

Posted by: Soona at September 22, 2018 12:01 PM (Fs5vw)

114 that lynching comment is nuclear....and apparently lynching opponents based on 'credible accusations" is a Democratic Party tradition of long standing..It's another high tech lynching of an uppity Christian.

Posted by: vivi at September 22, 2018 12:01 PM (11H2y)

115 Kavanaugh didn't say he was never at any parties ... and they present their "evidence" first. It's not a trial, so I guess there is no discovery, but Grassley did ask for ??? what she would be saying ... not sure but that seemed like it was to be a script.
Ford's (activist resistance fighter) lawyer said they were only asking for one more day ... so at the least by midnight tonight should be it ... so it is not "arbitrary", it is "one more day" they asked for. (I'd heard 2:30pm, but at the least by 10pm, which would be 24 hours from the previous deadline)

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2018 12:01 PM (Cus5s)

116 I'm going to contact McCain. He'll get this Kavanaugh thing straightened out.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 22, 2018 12:01 PM (3SzRC)

117 >>1. As far as I am concerned, one of the main reasons NOT to believe the accuser is that....


Presumption of innocent until proven guilty is a polite way of saying people are liars, especially those who are accusers.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 22, 2018 12:02 PM (1g7ch)

118 Flake has disabled Email. It just keeps loading when you try to submit hate. Fucker.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 22, 2018 12:02 PM (3SzRC)

119 'PhD-toting preachers spread the faith with righteous zeal, '

This is about me isn't it?

Posted by: Propoganda Preacher at September 22, 2018 12:02 PM (UdKB7)

120 Having been a 15yo girl at one time, girls who went to drinking parties with older boys were looking for notoriety and a boyfriend with a car. Why are drunk boys more responsible than drunk girls? If this bitch can't remember the time or the place (or is lying about that to set a trap) then she was nonfunctionally drunk and anything she states should be discounted due to her etoh blackout

Posted by: CN at September 22, 2018 12:03 PM (r97UP)

121 113 Sen. Grassley,

I know its been a week since you last heard from me, but I took that stupid wrong turn at Albuquerque and ended up in Idaho. And now I don't have any gas money. I'm going to have to whore myself out at this truck stop for awhile to get enough to continue my journey. Please don't be mad.

Sincerely,
Posted by: Soona at September 22, 2018 12:01 PM (Fs5vw)

Ok I can't stop laughing. And I needed it. Thanks.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 22, 2018 12:04 PM (3SzRC)

122 Wakes up.
Looks around.
Scratches.
So...another extension, the Cougs lost a heart breaker to USC last night, and it's the first day of Fall.
Goes looking for coffee and blueberry pancakes.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 22, 2018 12:04 PM (0tfLf)

123 there was also an extension from Friday 10AM to Friday 5PM, then to 10PM ... now to ??? 2:30PM? I only heard the 2:30 part here.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2018 12:04 PM (Cus5s)

124 123: Time to pull the plug on that old ho and her lies

Posted by: CN at September 22, 2018 12:05 PM (r97UP)

125 feinstein says that grassley is bullying ford. this after the dems sent violent protesters into the confirmation hearing to bully kavanaugh and the senate.

chutzbah.

Posted by: mjc, the very, at September 22, 2018 12:05 PM (Pg+x7)

126 I see DiFi is saying that the Kavanaugh accuser has to go into hiding because of death threats to her and her family, publishing her address and hacking her email...

...in other words,for a Trump supporter or Republican, it's Tuesday.

Posted by: vivi at September 22, 2018 12:06 PM (11H2y)

127 Interesting. So far, I've seen only one GOP senator, Cotton, come close to making an appropriate statement about the outrageous and outlandish performance of his Dem "colleagues" in this matter.


A direct slam back at ChiFi for her ludicrous manipulations and violations of procedures and courtesies.


Cat ladies and NPR dimwits are beyond hope on this or any other adult topic. But lots of normal people are reachable - but they've got to be reached. The Dems have set the Senate ablaze, and all that normal people see is whimpering, and Obama-esque lines in the sand, and implicit stipulation of increasingly insane crap by GOP responses (i.e., the central problem for years).


Kav will be confirmed. Still no reason to doubt that. But the country desperately needs real progress and serious change of direction, and besides one loud-mouthed real estate tycoon in the Oval Office, it still seems to lack the personnel for the task.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 12:06 PM (QDnY+)

128 109. Thanks Robbie

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 12:07 PM (HrSJb)

129 the soona thread needs to go viral. It's genius.

Posted by: vivi at September 22, 2018 12:07 PM (11H2y)

130 When this is all done, I'm going to go see Mr. Grassley.

I have some bridges I've got just waiting for an eager buyer.

Posted by: jakee308 at September 22, 2018 12:07 PM (12xou)

131

A) Flake has gone full kamikaze, he threatened to stop ALL of Trump's judicial nominations over raising tarriffs
B) Flake tweeted a check he wrote to Roy Moore's opponent over these types of dubious issues and tried to torpedo him
C) Flake has said his vote for Kavanaugh will be based on Ford's testimony.

Considering Flake's membership to the Judiciary Committee, I have to think his douchery is involved
Posted by: Blago at September 22, 2018 11:53 AM (UfkIY)


Flake has been neutered. The only protection he had is currently feeding worms on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 22, 2018 12:07 PM (TAmPV)

132 Chuck said, "I'd like to see you if you don't mind"
I said, "I'd love to, Chuck, if I can find the time
You see my new job's a hassle and kids have the flu
But it's sure nice not talking to you, Chuck
It's been sure nice not talking to you!

Posted by: Professor Doctor Lawyer Christine '58 Plymouth-Ford at September 22, 2018 12:08 PM (Ndje9)

133 122 coffee and blueberry pancakes.

*want*

Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 12:08 PM (S+f51)

134

Some range time coming up tomorrow. The Garand wants exercise. This place you can shoot out to 300 yards--it's private, too.

Since having both eyes rebuilt resulted in some very accurate weaponry, shooting is just an incredibly fun time. I want to see what 300 yards with iron sights, offhand, looks like. Still marveling over the improvement in visual acuity.

Posted by: irongrampa at September 22, 2018 12:08 PM (S/hVx)

135 I dunno if this has been said already but since we are reliving the 90's -

Can we get Dr. Ford a white Bronco for her trip?

Posted by: batterup at September 22, 2018 12:08 PM (U2JQS)

136 So GOPe caved again?

I thought this was wrapped up last night. Now I'm seeing 2:30 today.

You know, there's no use setting deadlines if you're just going to keep extending them.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 22, 2018 11:56 AM (4ErVI)

Why, it's like those "red lines" the gay mulatto used to draw in the sand. His libtard flock believed in them. Those who ruled in the ME ignored them. Now, the right thinks, "All right! Now he'll be confirmed for sure." The Demonicrats just go, "Hold my Chardonnay."

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 22, 2018 12:08 PM (9BLnV)

137 125: Bullying can only be done against leftist fucks, like Ballsey, Kathy Griffin, or other delicate women who should be chaperoned and veiled to keep them out of trouble. As a woman, I'm disgusted by their schizophrenia on this: either women are equal and capable of self-care or they are orchids who need constant supervision until the day they die

Posted by: CN at September 22, 2018 12:09 PM (r97UP)

138 A bit off topic, but does anyone know a free email site that is not left wing? thanks

I don't know about their political leanings, but you could look into ProtonMail.com. It's a Swiss-based service with an emphasis on privacy.

Posted by: mpthompson at September 22, 2018 12:10 PM (uToHr)

139 85. It was Susan Collins. She said she needed to be able to face herself in the mirror after the vote. Pro-abortion female reps are cancer on the GOPe. When there's more GOP senators after November, her demands mean shit.

Posted by: kakisto at September 22, 2018 12:10 PM (HN0N1)

140 The world has gone insane.

LOL, apparently reasonable accommodations include having to hire 2 people to do the job that one could. So, what happens if an autistic person applies for the position of job coach?


You have the opportunity to hire 3 people now! Wow, if we play this right we can have every person with some disability all working at the same place, and the store would be full of people every day!

Nothing insane here.

Posted by: clutch cargo at September 22, 2018 12:10 PM (TUU1F)

141 Flake has been neutered. The only protection he had is currently feeding worms on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 22, 2018 12:07 PM (TAmPV)

Naw. He still comes out at night to feed on new meat at the Naval Academy.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 22, 2018 12:11 PM (9BLnV)

142 The Left virtually owns the institution and a fair number of professors in the humanities and social sciences view conservatives with open contempt.

This STEM prof holds the professors in the humanities and social sciences in contempt. In fact, to a good approximation, he holds their fields in contempt.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 22, 2018 12:12 PM (YqDXo)

143 I use protonmail. No ads, no data mining AFAIK.

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 12:12 PM (HN0N1)

144 IG, I've got to do a lot more off-hand practice with the M-1s (and the Mosins). Usually do rested, on the bench.


Have always wondered about the long-range training and practice, though. I think the average engagement in WWII in Europe was under 200 yds (quite a bit under), according to analyses that were done. Of course urban combat can tilt the stats or estimates a bit, but it seems reasonable.


I know Marines and others used to train with the M-1 out to 600 (!) yards. I just don't see the general utility or applicability of that. In almost all cases, that's just harassing fire, not serious aimed fire (I mean in real world combat).


Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 12:13 PM (QDnY+)

145 In the following article, we will explore this quasi-religion, Wokeness, as a status system that functions predominantly to distinguish white elites from the white masses (whom we will call hoi polloi).

The irony here is that the soi-disant white "elites" are adopting ghetto usage in styling themselves.

You have to laugh.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 22, 2018 12:13 PM (YqDXo)

146 At this time it's not about her any longer, it's about the Republicans and specifically Grassley making a mockery of the confirmation process by allowing the Democrats to get away with evil and satanic behavior during the hearings to the point that Kavenaughs wife and daughter had to be escorted out and could not watch it live because of the dangerous circus that Grassley allowed and for allowing the Democrats to possibly derail the nominee with a last minute smear that they have actually taken seriously.


They are idiologocally confused, undisciplined, incompetent and illigitimate political party.


The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 12:14 PM (kT3/m)

147 Sen. Grassley,

Wow. Time flies doesn't it? I'm here in Wyoming waiting for my CA absentee ballot. Can't forget those midterms . As soon as I get it, it will be filled out and sent within a week. I promise.

I'm really really looking forward to talking with you and the other Senators. So please. Don't vote until I get there.

Posted by: Soona at September 22, 2018 12:14 PM (Fs5vw)

148 So, wait -- does that mean that every company in existence must now necessarily hire the least experienced, most insane mentally retarded people for every position? If two people apply for a job, is it against the law to hire the most qualified of the two?

The world has gone insane.
Posted by: zombie at September 22, 2018 11:39 AM (c+2jX)
--------------------

Quite a few years ago, we had a "hearing impaired" gal show up with her state "advocate" (I work in education) who set up a meeting so "she could help us do what we needed in order to help her." Paraphrase but close to what she actually said.

We had two ap's, instructors and myself at the meeting. We went all out to accommodate this gal, because it was obvious from the get-go she was looking to sue the district for a nice lump sum.

In the end, she quit coming, because it was obvious her ploy wasn't working and she wasn't going to get the settlement she was trying to set us up for.

Fortunately, the AP's, being wise in the ways of the world, saw it coming a mile away and made sure they did everything they could to make sure the gal had no cause for complaint.

It was surreal, though, that we had to jump through these rather expensive hoops in order to avoid the even more expensive lawsuit the deaf gal was trying to set us up for.

I also think we got lucky, because the hearing impaired gal's advocate was quite aware of what was going on and was only willing to allow things to go so far.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at September 22, 2018 12:14 PM (WEBkv)

149 I've see on this board both high praise and condemnation for Grassley. Criticism that he's getting rolled, and assurance he is on top of things. Of course, there are several hair-on-fire sure Kav won't get in, and many who are calmly sure he will.

I'm just going to put my prognostication out there, despite my terrible track record and the threat that if I predict something it's sure not to come true. But anyway...

Kavanaugh will be there when the court resumes.

Somebody's keeping track of each Moron's nostradamusations, right?

Posted by: mindful webworker - my crystal ball is cracked at September 22, 2018 12:15 PM (K7/OQ)

150 Anyone ever use a Chinese Boresnake? They're 1/3 the price of a Hoppe's and look identical.


Posted by: Under Fire at September 22, 2018 12:15 PM (r9UYA)

151 There's no pic of Ballsey with Kav. She'd be in DC already eager to testify if there was a pic of them together in the same zip code.

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 12:16 PM (HN0N1)

152 I'll sing like a bird if my emotional support python can come with me.

Have a heart.

Posted by: Professor Doctor Lawyer Christine '58 Plymouth-Ford at September 22, 2018 12:17 PM (Ndje9)

153 I don't know about their political leanings, but you could look into ProtonMail.com. It's a Swiss-based service with an emphasis on privacy.

Posted by: mpthompson at September 22, 2018 12:10 PM (uToHr)


There's also fastmail.fm, but not completely sure of their privacy stance, but I've been using one of their sub-accounts for years with no apparent problems.

And from the previous thread:
A fellow moron set up a basic email service. I used it for a bit and it was a well done adaptation of a freeware email IIRC.

Contact

blanco.basura@moronhorde.com

For more info

Posted by: Hrothgar Heavy Industries,VLLC at September 22, 2018 12:18 PM (n9EOP)

154 Last Night, A conservative strategist was on radio making some really good points.

He said 90% of the GOP Senate does not believe in the Deep State and Conspiracies. They think threats against Kav's family is just the usual political process.

When Grassley returns to his GTown Mansion at night, his cocktails only matter

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 12:19 PM (HrSJb)

155 bork,bork,bork, bork of erarrl, bork,bork.
fuckin republican pussies.
put another dime in the jukebox, baby.

Posted by: Dr. chavez THE hugo md. phd. at September 22, 2018 12:19 PM (KP5rU)

156
It was Susan Collins. She said she needed to be able to face herself in the mirror after the vote.



Please make her stop.

Posted by: Susan Collin's Bathroom Mirror at September 22, 2018 12:20 PM (TAmPV)

157 Yet Pappas notes that Kav's name was not added to Trump's SCOTUS list until a year later (11/17).

Wasn't he on the Federalist Society "recommended list", even if not on Trump's "select from list"?

Posted by: Fox2! at September 22, 2018 12:20 PM (brIR5)

158 what time is the next extension, cornboy?

Posted by: Dr. chavez THE hugo md. phd. at September 22, 2018 12:20 PM (KP5rU)

159 The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 12:14 PM (kT3/m)


Dammit Kreplach, stop being Mr Nice Guy and tell us what you really think!

Posted by: Hrothgar Heavy Industries,VLLC at September 22, 2018 12:21 PM (n9EOP)

160 There's an article in The Atlantic--which I will not read--that is entitled:

"Brett Kavanaugh Bears the Burden of Proof"

Is there a lawyer in the house?

Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 12:22 PM (S+f51)

161 I won't be surprised to eventually learn that he had no idea who she was but she had a huge crush on him, and this is all revenge on him for ruining her life by never asking her out.
===============================
My wife read aloud the "scrubbed" yearbook stuff on "Chrissy" and her rat-pack. I was in HS at the exact same time; and I know how hard we partied, which was pretty hard. Now, add super powerful and affluent parents into that cocktail, and you get some out of control shit. They had a male stripper at one all girl party, and there were numerous mentions of wild drunken parties. Note: this was ALL information reported in their YEARBOOK.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 22, 2018 12:22 PM (ty7RM)

162 Mrs f'd is mad at me because I said moving our poor little apple tree closer to our Crabapple wouldn't make any difference. I said "what is it lonely" and she said something about "cross pollination". I think the poor little apple tree doesn't like the soil where it's at. It's pretty thin and then red clay underneath. The Crabapple tree is doing fine where it is though, soil is a little better there.

So is there anything to this cross pollination stuff?

Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2018 12:22 PM (UdKB7)

163 feinstein says that grassley is bullying ford. this after the dems sent violent protesters into the confirmation hearing to bully kavanaugh and the senate.

chutzbah.
Posted by: mjc, the very, at September 22, 2018 12:05 PM (Pg+x7)


========

You know what the proper response to that is?

"So reaching out to Ford and extending every opportunity and courtesy in order to allow her to plead her case is bullying? Fine. Then we'll just ignore her from now on and let her return to her life of privacy and safety. We'll just proceed with the vote".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 12:22 PM (/qEW2)

164 I realize that it is the left that made Obama's skin color a big deal, but I just want to state that my objections to him have nothing to do with his skin and everything to do with his politics.

Posted by: Emmie at September 22, 2018 12:22 PM (4HMW8)

165 I won't be surprised to eventually learn that he had no idea who she was but she had a huge crush on him, and this is all revenge on him for ruining her life by never asking her out.

I'm seeing a diary with pages and pages of hearts and "Mrs. Brett Kavanaugh" written in green ink.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 22, 2018 12:22 PM (YqDXo)

166 Grasseley can call the vote on Monday saying he's given her extension after extension and that the Senate is not going to be held hostage to a reluctant witness that refuses to witness.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 22, 2018 12:22 PM (oVJmc)

167 151
There's no pic of Ballsey with Kav. She'd be in DC already eager to
testify if there was a pic of them together in the same zip code.

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 12:16 PM (HN0N1)

Not necessarily. If such a pic exists it's useful for them to get as many Reps on record saying she's not credible or believable so they can use that against them in the future. Dems play the long game with these tactics.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at September 22, 2018 12:23 PM (9U53c)

168 if this was democrat judge schumer would have RAMMED it through at midnite the day this shit surfaced. you snooze, you lose.

Posted by: Dr. chavez THE hugo md. phd. at September 22, 2018 12:23 PM (KP5rU)

169 I know Marines and others used to train with the M-1 out to 600 (!) yards. I just don't see the general utility or applicability of that. In almost all cases, that's just harassing fire, not serious aimed fire (I mean in real world combat).


Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 12:13 PM (QDnY+)

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

I believe part of the driving force behind the AR-15 was the fact that most engagements are up close and personal.

But, there have been issues reported in Afghanistan where ranges tend to be much longer and shortcomings of the AR over longer distances are, supposedly, cropping up.

I have to take some of it with a grain of salt, because I think the military is still looking for that wonder rifle that does everything well and probably isn't above using Afghanistan as an excuse to fund their quest for a miracle rifle.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at September 22, 2018 12:23 PM (WEBkv)

170 @ 144

Rhomboid, my Basic featured some 600 yard shooting, the program I qualified under was Trainfire. I shot expert. Not sure if I have any paperwork hanging around, would have to search.
That was where I grew to love the M1. Carried it for a while in USAEUR, then we were issued my REAL true love, the M14. We were issued M16's, qualified with it and never shot another one, they let us have a couple 14's in sunny southeast Asia so I made sure to suck up and retain mine.

Posted by: irongrampa at September 22, 2018 12:24 PM (S/hVx)

171 Dear Diane,

As my Witness Whisperer, please make them understand my position: I can only appear if my spirit animal releases the lien on my aura. And the Cubs win.

Everybody knows that.

Posted by: Professor Doctor Lawyer Christine '58 Plymouth-Ford at September 22, 2018 12:24 PM (Ndje9)

172 166; that's fucking hilarious. that will happen on the twelth of never.

Posted by: Dr. chavez THE hugo md. phd. at September 22, 2018 12:24 PM (KP5rU)

173 He said 90% of the GOP Senate does not believe in the Deep State and Conspiracies. They think threats against Kav's family is just the usual political process.

When Grassley returns to his GTown Mansion at night, his cocktails only matter

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 12:19 PM (HrSJb)


When you are part of an Establishment conspiracy, you quickly come to believe that it's not really a conspiracy-conspiracy, just an very efficient way to do business (and get the graft checks on a regular basis).

Posted by: Hrothgar Heavy Industries,VLLC at September 22, 2018 12:25 PM (n9EOP)

174 I really think Grassley is trying to accommodate this wing nut. He is trying to be fair to both actually. He doesn't want kavanaugh to have this shit sword hanging over his head and he has a couple of rino idiots stating no if she isn't heard. What the hell else can he do? Sure hold the vote, then the dems scream and delegitimize kav. And the damned rinos vote no, and it's over. No justice for the accused.
This way, he can say, we did everything we could and she still refused to tell her story to this committee so we will go forward with the vote. Sure the left will scream but everyone can see what is true and see the facts of this shit show.
If she refuses to show up on monday, put kav under oath, question him about the allegations, that clears that up, let's vote!

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at September 22, 2018 12:25 PM (myjNJ)

175
There's no pic of Ballsey with Kav. She'd be in DC already eager to testify if there was a pic of them together in the same zip code.

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 12:16 PM (HN0N1)



Yeah it was in the day before cellphone cameras and selfie mania.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 22, 2018 12:25 PM (TAmPV)

176 25 Does Kavanaugh even recall who she is? Was Ford a well known acquaintance of Kavanaugh? If so, other people should be able to corroborate that. If it can't be corroborated, who's to say they ever met? Did Kavanaugh keep repeating his name at the alleged party so that it stuck with her? "Hi, I'm Brett Kavanaugh. And now my dear, Brett Kavanaugh is going to rape you". Just like Bob Dole.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 11:31 AM (/qEW2)


Here's a bonus question: who here remembers who attended a party in high school? Hell, I don't remember parties I went to.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 22, 2018 12:26 PM (YqDXo)

177 if this was democrat judge schumer or Reidwould have RAMMED it through at midnite the day this shit surfaced. you snooze, you lose.

Posted by: Dr. chavez THE hugo md. phd. at September 22, 2018 12:23 PM (KP5rU)


Why it's almost like they believe that "By Any Means Necessary!" is an actual marching order.

Posted by: Hrothgar Heavy Industries,VLLC at September 22, 2018 12:27 PM (n9EOP)

178 127. Hatch and Lindsey also issued statements.

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 12:27 PM (HN0N1)

179 >>>171 Dear Diane,

As my Witness Whisperer, please make them understand my position: I can only appear if my spirit animal releases the lien on my aura. And the Cubs win.

Everybody knows that.
Posted by: Professor Doctor Lawyer Christine '58 Plymouth-Ford at September 22, 2018 12:24 PM (Ndje9)

I'm a little worried that you know all those expressions.

Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 12:27 PM (S+f51)

180 176: i remember parties i went to. couldn't tell you one person who was there outside of myself. hell, for all i know, i may have been the only one there. we had the good shit, back then.

Posted by: Dr. chavez THE hugo md. phd. at September 22, 2018 12:29 PM (KP5rU)

181 Everybody claims anxiety these days. Maybe it's just to get the good drugs. The more labels you claim, the more special you are. Autistic is cool. Back in the day nobody wanted to be retarded.

Posted by: NCKate at September 22, 2018 12:30 PM (Jv60O)

182 I'm a little worried that you know all those expressions. Posted by: m

Sox fan.

Posted by: Professor Doctor Lawyer Christine '58 Plymouth-Ford at September 22, 2018 12:31 PM (Ndje9)

183 A bit off topic, but does anyone know a free email site that is not left wing? thanks


Send me an email: Blanco dot Basura at moronhorde dot com

I can set you up with a moronhorde.com address.

Definitely not left wing.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at September 22, 2018 12:31 PM (0bu2O)

184 118 Flake has disabled Email. It just keeps loading when you try to submit hate. Fucker.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 22, 2018 12:02 PM (3SzRC)


"He's suppressing free speech!" /leftist

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 22, 2018 12:31 PM (YqDXo)

185 The Crabapple tree is doing fine where it is though, soil is a little better there.

So is there anything to this cross pollination stuff?
Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2018 12:22 PM (UdKB7)


That's just a passive aggressive attempt to get them to put up the gardening thread, isn't it?

/jk

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 12:31 PM (/qEW2)

186 Keep jazzin' The Chicken, except not really.

I prefer the jizzin' version. Which reminds me of the likely requirements that DOCTOR Ford probably has for giving a HS blowjob:

1. No peckers longer than 5.25 inches -- My gag reflex is strong.
2. I won't fly anywhere to give one.
3. Mondays are definitely out.
4. Your pecker MUST taste like popcorn.
5. NO doing that thing in my mouth.
6. I may change my mind 12 times.
7. Yes means No. So does Maybe and No.
8. Please hit up my GoFondleMe first.
9. I reserve the right to bring this incident up for the next 40 years.
10. Your pecker MUST taste like popcorn. What can I say, I like popcorn.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 22, 2018 12:31 PM (Z4rgH)

187 No gardeners here yet huh? I'll repost in the garden thread, if it ever gets here.

Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2018 12:32 PM (UdKB7)

188 174. The Key is having the vote. Even if some Rino's vote no, it still goes on record what the Red State Dems do.

flake and The abortion twins do not provide cover to Heidtkamp, Manchin, Tester, etc... american people want a vote

The Dems do not want a vote, they want Kav to withdraw, so everybody has clean hands

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 12:32 PM (HrSJb)

189 146 kreplach:

um, yeah, the word for the democrats is "evil".

Posted by: mjc, the very, at September 22, 2018 12:33 PM (Pg+x7)

190 167. No Brian they got nuthin, or as we used to say: ungatz. That's why one of their conditions is she can't be sworn in. Anyway I'm tired of this drama, going to the gym.

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 12:33 PM (HN0N1)

191 i have decided to live what's left of my life as an asexual drone. do i have to pay taxes?

i can fly, mothertrucker.

Posted by: Dr. chavez THE hugo md. phd. at September 22, 2018 12:33 PM (KP5rU)

192 The Dems do not want a vote, they want Kav to withdraw, so everybody has clean hands
Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 12:32 PM (HrSJb)


Too late for the Dems to have clean hands. In pretty much anything, but most particularly in this. They've behaved despicably. All of them.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 22, 2018 12:34 PM (YqDXo)

193 The Dems do not want a vote, they want Kav to withdraw, so everybody has clean hands

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 12:32 PM (HrSJb)


Congressional life is best when there are no recorded votes to haunt you in the future!

Posted by: Hrothgar Heavy Industries,VLLC at September 22, 2018 12:34 PM (n9EOP)

194 I'm seeing a diary with pages and pages of hearts and "Mrs. Brett Kavanaugh" written in green ink.

---

Red ink.

Lots of hearts. "True Love Forever."

Posted by: shibumi at September 22, 2018 12:34 PM (QKV7o)

195 'That's just a passive aggressive attempt to get them to put up the gardening thread, isn't it? '

No I just couldn't wait. I need this resolved right now before I have to dig that damn tree up.

Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2018 12:35 PM (UdKB7)

196 susan collins' mirror:

lol

just too funny. well done.

Posted by: mjc, the very, at September 22, 2018 12:35 PM (Pg+x7)

197 3 If Ford has a picture, why isnt it released?

She not only does not have a picture, but she is lying. The Republicans want her to testify because they have proof that this was a planned setup that started months ago, and she has been coached all along the way. When they ask her to raise her right hand and swear to tell the truth, if she says *I do* there are going to be shit-eating grins from the R side, because they will have her.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at September 22, 2018 12:36 PM (kbKN+)

198 time to cut the grass. then, a few cocktails. i'm done with this shit.

Posted by: Dr. chavez THE hugo md. phd. at September 22, 2018 12:36 PM (KP5rU)

199 Kavanaugh will be there when the court resumes.

Somebody's keeping track of each Moron's nostradamusations, right?
Posted by: mindful webworker - my crystal ball is cracked at September 22, 2018 12:15 PM (K7/OQ)

Uhh, no. Not even the people making them. I would love to come back next week and see the prophets results reviewed by the prophets themselves.

"Hey, guys....wow is my face red!"

or

"I'm da MAN!"

or

"When is this shit gonna end?"

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 22, 2018 12:36 PM (9BLnV)

200 o/t & done:

michigan looks like they actually have a varsity team.

Posted by: mjc, the very, at September 22, 2018 12:37 PM (Pg+x7)

201 Too late for the Dems to have clean hands. In pretty much anything, but most particularly in this. They've behaved despicably. All of them.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 22, 2018 12:34 PM (YqDXo)


True dat, but I worry about the short-term memory (and ethics) of at least half the legal voting, illegal alien voting, and fraudulent voting population.

Posted by: Hrothgar Heavy Industries,VLLC at September 22, 2018 12:37 PM (n9EOP)

202 t was Susan Collins. She said she needed to be able to face herself in the mirror after the vote.

Please make her stop.

Posted by: Susan Collin's Bathroom Mirror at September 22, 2018 12:20 PM (TAmPV)

Are you kidding? She's a fuckin' politician! Everybody knows vampires don't cast a reflection.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 22, 2018 12:38 PM (9BLnV)

203 Well, I just ordered 3 Chinese boresnakes. 12ga, 9mm, and 5.6. for $16

I want to replace my Hoppe's which have been lost somewhere here in the abyss.

Thanks for your valued input.

oIoo <-- that's my middle finger sticking up.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 22, 2018 12:38 PM (r9UYA)

204 I'm kinda thinkin cross pollination affects the seed, not the fruit. The fruit is sorta the womb ... so crab apples are often used to get better pollination from other apples trees, but they won't make the other trees grow half/crab half Jonathan.

KT would know this more explicitly than I, but that is my understanding off the cuff.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2018 12:38 PM (Cus5s)

205 A commented just popped in (and out) and asked why he/she is banned.I didn't catch the name.

You probably commented on an old thread.

Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 12:38 PM (S+f51)

206 i have already said i hope i'm wrong. if i am i'll admit it. then, i'll buy drinks for every asshole who dissed me.

Posted by: Dr. chavez THE hugo md. phd. at September 22, 2018 12:38 PM (KP5rU)

207 That is why McConnell had the obamacare repeal vote, probably knowing that McCain would betray us.

He got Manchin and the rest to vote NO on record

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 12:39 PM (HrSJb)

208 Posted this last night late on ONT. Keep in mind I can't stand Rosenstein, but I am very suspicious at the moment about the true state of play:

"Okay, so the NYT published their Rod Rosenstein hit piece today and EVERYONE fell for it, Hannity, Sara Carter, Gregg Jarrett, Joe Di Genova, etc., etc., but NOT Levin.

Levin logically reasons that a) The NYT never isn't lying, and 2) the info about Rosie was leaked to the NYT by Mueller's squad on behalf of McCabe.

I agree and I will go one step further: Why would the NYT turn on Rosie on a dime like this? Either 1) They are absolutely desperate about the midterms and so are trying anything to get Trump to fire someone so they can allege "obstruction". Or . . .

2) The NYT have discovered that Trump rolled Rosie within days of being sworn in because Adm. Mike Rodgers read Trump into the spying scandal (which is worse by orders of magnitude than anything any of us can even conceive), which Rosie was neck deep in, and so Trump allowed Rosie to appoint Mueller Special Counsel to buy Trump the time and distraction he needed to fully investigate the entire mess. And so the NYT can't reveal that Trump and Rod played them, so they throw their last gambit with this story.

Crazy? Maybe.

Just remember, Trump plays a long game and he never forgets a slight. And, he loves this country and doesn't give two shits about DC and its population of worthless scum."

Off to move my 84 y/o Mom into assisted living. Hopefully I won't have to kill my idiot sister in the process. Sigh.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 22, 2018 12:39 PM (0oDnb)

209 205 A commented

A commenter

bleh

Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 12:40 PM (S+f51)

210 192
Too late for the Dems to have clean hands. In pretty much anything, but most particularly in this. They've behaved despicably. All of them.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 22, 2018 12:34 PM (YqDXo)


I said in the last thread that I have to think this shitshow disgusts normal people. I just worry that normal people are a shrinking minority in today's America.

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 12:40 PM (sdi6R)

211 A commented just popped in (and out) and asked why he/she is banned.I didn't catch the name.

You probably commented on an old thread.
Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 12:38 PM (S+f51)

It was Cory Booker. He was banned because he's a dumbass.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 22, 2018 12:40 PM (9BLnV)

212 Off to move my 84 y/o Mom into assisted living. Hopefully I won't have to kill my idiot sister in the process. Sigh.
Posted by: Sharkman at September 22, 2018 12:39 PM (0oDnb)

Good luck, Sharkman. That's about the most important thing there is.

Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 12:42 PM (S+f51)

213 I care. I've been chuckling since you first mentioned it.
Is the puppy inside or outside with you?
Posted by: mindful webworker - they don't let me have locks at September 22, 2018 11:59 AM
~~~~~

Har har.

I'm back inside now. Had to wait 'til my son drove over with key.

Puppy was inside the whole time. He got excited when he saw me and jumped on the door, flipping the latch in the process.

And I'm not so sure it wasn't intentional on his part.
This is the same puppy who was opening doors at 3 months of age. We had to switch all the exterior doors to knobs and remove the levers.

Posted by: IrishEi at September 22, 2018 12:42 PM (Ri0Ku)

214 Off to move my 84 y/o Mom into assisted living. Hopefully I won't have to kill my idiot sister in the process. Sigh.
Posted by: Sharkman at September 22, 2018 12:39 PM (0oDnb)
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Yes, I'm closing in on doing that myself. Good luck and good on you for looking after mom.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at September 22, 2018 12:42 PM (WEBkv)

215 205 A commented just popped in (and out) and asked why he/she is banned.I didn't catch the name.

Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 12:38 PM (S+f51)


You sure it wasn't ace?

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 12:42 PM (sdi6R)

216 So, the current red-line* is 1:30 EDT today? This is so f'd up. it's been said before: D's are at war. R's think we're having a conversation. I've only been kicked in the balls a couple of times. Does it stop hurting after the 100th time?
*hat tip Obama.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 22, 2018 12:43 PM (ty7RM)

217 I'm still available to vote!!!

Posted by: Zombie John McCain at September 22, 2018 12:44 PM (sS5XO)

218 A key issue is the effect on upcoming turnout, turnout, turnout.

The Left will fund raise with Rapist Kav, using mail pieces out of The Onion. But my bet is that it won't help the Left on turnout. Those stirred up would have come out anyway. My bet is minimal effect on Silly Suburban Soccer Moms.

The Right will get a pick-up in turnout. e.g., a lot of my male friends of a certain age are pissed off by this. We see Ford as complicit in Diabolical Left Wing Plot.

After November I'd attack Feinstein over this. And for being corrupt. And a ChiCom Asset.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 12:44 PM (1UZdv)

219 Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 22, 2018 12:43 PM (ty7RM)

As much as I want to believe the GOP Establishment is not full of treacherous weasels, they keep doing everything in their power to confirm that, in fact, they really are all a bunch of treacherous weasels!

Posted by: Hrothgar Heavy Industries,VLLC at September 22, 2018 12:46 PM (n9EOP)

220 216 So, the current red-line* is 1:30 EDT today? This is so f'd up. it's been said before: D's are at war. R's think we're having a conversation. I've only been kicked in the balls a couple of times. Does it stop hurting after the 100th time?
*hat tip Obama.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 22, 2018 12:43 PM (ty7RM)
--------------------

I think there may be a few optics involved. The mid-terms are coming up and what better way to blunt any Democrat takeover than putting candidates in the position of having to defend themselves against the charge they agree with the current insanity?

And, while I don't like it, still, it makes the GOP look at least somewhat like they are the actual adults in the room, compared to the constant temper tantrums the Dems are throwing.

*Yes, I believe in unicorns, why do you ask?

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at September 22, 2018 12:46 PM (WEBkv)

221 ...Adm. Mike Rodgers read Trump into the spying scandal (which is worse by orders of magnitude than anything any of us can even conceive.)
~~~~~

The scandal is perhaps one of the most expansive in history. Allies (probably Great Britain and Australia) calling Trump asking him not to unredact? Seriously?

Those tin foil hat wearing New World Order types aren't looking so stupid now.

Posted by: IrishEi at September 22, 2018 12:47 PM (Ri0Ku)

222 Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 12:44 PM (1UZdv)

They're enabling a culture where my grandsons are second or third class citizens before they even get out of high school.

Posted by: Hrothgar Heavy Industries,VLLC at September 22, 2018 12:48 PM (n9EOP)

223 154 Last Night, A conservative strategist was on radio making some really good points.

He said 90% of the GOP Senate does not believe in the Deep State and Conspiracies. They think threats against Kav's family is just the usual political process.
Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 12:19 PM (HrSJb)


What's that old saying, "Do fish know that water is wet?"

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 12:48 PM (sdi6R)

224 There was some skank on the corner of our City Hall last night holding up a (professionally produced) Kava-NOPE sign, with #metoo written below his picture.
She looked like the most unhappy person in the world.
I just smiled and waved. She thought I was on her side.
(that wasn't what I really wanted to do. My wife has a semi-public job, keeps me from getting as rowdy as I want to be.)

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 22, 2018 12:49 PM (ty7RM)

225
Look, they offered to pay for my Labioplasty, OK? Gimmie a break, it's like sittin on mud flaps...

Posted by: 'Dr. Roast Beef' Fnord at September 22, 2018 12:49 PM (UFLLM)

226 221 ...Adm. Mike Rodgers read Trump into the spying scandal (which is worse by orders of magnitude than anything any of us can even conceive.)
~~~~~

The scandal is perhaps one of the most expansive in history. Allies (probably Great Britain and Australia) calling Trump asking him not to unredact? Seriously?

Those tin foil hat wearing New World Order types aren't looking so stupid now.
Posted by: IrishEi at September 22, 2018 12:47 PM (Ri0Ku)

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

Brought to us courtesy of the Patriot Act.

Thanks, President Bush!

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at September 22, 2018 12:49 PM (WEBkv)

227 Christine Blasey Ford wants a delay because her radiator overheated.

Christine Blasey Ford Wants another delay while her lawyer checks on countries with no extradition.

Christine Blasey Ford Wants another delay while she does her nails.

Grassley: Ok. Ok. Ok.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 22, 2018 12:50 PM (0tfLf)

228 The world has gone insane.


Posted by: zombie


********


At work the other day it occurred to me that I am old enough to remember years ago being surrounded by functional retards at work.


But at least they were functional, not like the current batch.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2018 12:50 PM (m45I2)

229
"Brett Kavanaugh Bears the Burden of Proof"

________________________

That's bullshit. The accuser always bears the burden of proof in a court of law (in the U.S.). Of course, the senate is not a court of law, it's a circus. So the senate can do whatever it wants to do.

But the fact is that this woman's accusation can't be proved, and it can't be disproved either. Too many years have passed for any of the witnesses' memories to be trusted. So unless Christine Ford can produce a videotape of the incident, it's always going to remain a "she said/they said" type of deal.

Ford says there were a total of 5 people at the party. We know the identities of 4 of them: Ford, Kavanaugh, Judge, and Symth.

Kavanaugh, Judge, and Smyth deny any memory of the party Ford describes. Kavanaugh denies the alleged assault, and Judge and Smyth also deny that Kavanaugh ever assaulted any female in their presence.

We don't know who the 5th party-goer is/was, but even if that person is found, he/she was not in the locked bedroom with Ford, Kavanaugh, and Judge, so the 5th person could not possibly confirm anything other than that there was a party. Or they could say, like Kavanaugh, Judge, and Smyth, that they have no memory of any such party.

But whatever the 5th person says, it still won't prove Ford's claim that Kavanaugh assaulted her. Nothing will prove it, because it is now incapable of being proved, or disproved.

And that is why the claim should be ignored.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 22, 2018 12:50 PM (fqUgw)

230 "Somebody's keeping track of each Moron's nostradamusations, right?"
ha, yeah, add that to the stats each week along with the socks and comments.

of course it couldn't be auto-calculated so no can do, but it would be fun to see the top and bottom ten in the "let me make a prediction" category.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2018 12:51 PM (Cus5s)

231 213
Puppy was inside the whole time. He got excited when he saw me and jumped on the door, flipping the latch in the process.

And I'm not so sure it wasn't intentional on his part.

Posted by: IrishEi at September 22, 2018 12:42 PM (Ri0Ku)



Puppy: Probably an accident due to his natural exuberance.

Cat: Not only intentional but premeditated.

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 12:52 PM (sdi6R)

232 At work the other day it occurred to me that I am old enough to remember years ago being surrounded by functional retards at work.


But at least they were functional, not like the current batch.
Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2018 12:50 PM (m45I2)


I realized awhile back, that I'm not getting smarter... it seems like others are getting dumber.

Posted by: Don Quixote, Neandethal Deplorable at September 22, 2018 12:52 PM (NgKpN)

233 Sharkman @208

I can't figure Rosenstein out. He was deep state dirty but appears to be a careerist enabler not a ring leader.

He sneakily gave Mueller an overbroad mandate and hasn't kept him on a leash.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 12:53 PM (1UZdv)

234 Cat: Not only intentional but premeditated.
Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 12:52 PM (sdi6R)

Not malice, but idle whim.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 12:54 PM (wkkIZ)

235 I'll appear before the Committee--but my airline miles don't double until the new year.

And Corporate's been riding me.

Posted by: Professor Doctor Lawyer Christine '58 Plymouth-Ford at September 22, 2018 12:54 PM (Ndje9)

236 Ford is down to one last demand: To be appointed to the Supreme Court 'to keep an eye on Kavanaugh.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 22, 2018 12:54 PM (oVJmc)

237

That t-shirt is from Ireland?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy (Dixie Dregs at September 22, 2018 12:55 PM (HaL55)

238 I view reality through the lens of a 35-year career prosecutor. Viewed from that perspective, this whole thing is just a silly pile of steaming dogshit. It. Just. Isn't. Real.

Posted by: strawdog at September 22, 2018 12:56 PM (Cssks)

239 Since early this week my predictions have been Ford won't testify and Kav will be confirmed.

I'm unsure how many Red state D senators go along. McKaskill said No early so she can get a better slot in the Leftie blog after she gets ousted in November.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 12:57 PM (1UZdv)

240 didn't we rebel against the English Monarchy because there was no fair legal system? Most men that were behind bars were "credibly accused" by the king's sycophants and never got to go to trial. That and ridiculous taxes.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at September 22, 2018 12:57 PM (h1jJh)

241 238: it's real, and it's spectaculer.

Posted by: Dr. chavez THE hugo md. phd. at September 22, 2018 12:57 PM (KP5rU)

242 12
I don't care for the song, but Jaco Pastorious is a talented bass player.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at September 22, 2018 11:23 AM (nvMvs)

True that, but sadly JP is long gone (09.21.1987)...brilliant bassist, but a troubled man.

Posted by: billygoat at September 22, 2018 12:58 PM (TAkaR)

243 united states is being held hostage by someone that can't even decide the demands it wants met, just wants stuff to happen for her good.

Posted by: willow at September 22, 2018 12:58 PM (dPd5y)

244 Does anybody recall during the glorious days of Occupy Wall Street when the up-twinkles and human microphone peoples decided that the only fair thing to do was to obtain a consensus for any group decisions. They settled on a 90% cutoff for passage of any motions, as opposed to a simple majority.

This meant that a relatively small cabal of oh, let's say 11% of the group could hold the rest hostage on any given issue.

This is what simple democracy tends to devolve into.

Now we have that concept carried to its illogical extreme. One person, a minority of epic proportions, is holding a nation of 330 million people hostage.

Democracy ==> mob rule

(Granted, she has some help, but you know what I'm getting at here.)

Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2018 01:00 PM (m45I2)

245 I realized awhile back, that I'm not getting smarter... it seems like others are getting dumber.

Posted by: Don Quixote, Neandethal Deplorable at September 22, 2018 12:52 PM (NgKpN)


Its probably a mixture of both. I'm amazed at how stupid people are getting.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 22, 2018 01:00 PM (9Om/r)

246 238 I view reality through the lens of a 35-year career prosecutor. Viewed from that perspective, this whole thing is just a silly pile of steaming dogshit. It. Just. Isn't. Real.

Posted by: strawdog at September 22, 2018 12:56 PM (Cssks)

And you are confident that nothing will come of it? Or you are horrified that it has come to this?

Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 01:00 PM (S+f51)

247 Posted by: BackwardsBoy (Dixie Dregs at September 22, 2018 12:55 PM (HaL55)

You forgot to close your parentheses, BackwardsBoy.

)

Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 01:00 PM (hVHEm)

248 I'm unsure how many Red state D senators go along. McKaskill said No early so she can get a better slot in the Leftie blog after she gets ousted in November.
================================
I'm worried about this: Mckaskill will do ANYTHING to hold onto power. There will be some last minute bullshit. GARE-un-TEED.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 22, 2018 01:01 PM (ty7RM)

249
https://tinyurl.com/yabn7bnm

(SFW)

Posted by: 'Dr. Roast Beef' Fnord at September 22, 2018 01:01 PM (UFLLM)

250 united states is being held hostage by someone that can't even decide the demands it wants met, just wants stuff to happen for her good.


*******


Toddler. Check-out aisle. Candy bar.


some assembly required.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2018 01:01 PM (m45I2)

251 If he did it, at 18, he probably dropped the load on the sheets or legs. Not that I know anything about this of course.

Posted by: dingbat at September 22, 2018 01:02 PM (x8d+2)

252 @229

Your premise is that a party happened like what Ford described. But how plausible is a party of five where Ford just shows up a stranger in a bathing suit.

My pet theory is more plausible IMO. The party was made up, and Judge was included to corroborate it, exactly because he's a confessed HS blackout drunk who couldn't deny Ford's fabrications. Which is why her story is detailed except for where and when (she won't even pick a year).

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 01:03 PM (1UZdv)

253 ok i'll quit ranting.
this is what is really bugging/ scaring me, we have Leaders , LEADERS, openly admitting no one has rights Unless They want them to have rights!

Kavanaugh, you me the neighbor down the street It's all about Their desire to rule, and anyone getting in their way is openly allowed to be destroyed.

I haven't been this scared since joe the plumber, and Benghazi. Where even their own are allowed to be killed to protect their desires. and of course not only that but arresting someone not even Involved (obscure video guy) in their Crapfest of a foreign policy horror show to take the rap

Posted by: willow at September 22, 2018 01:03 PM (dPd5y)

254 It's been a good week for people who like to use vocabulary that hasn't been dusted off in a while. I got to use "shambolic", "sitzpinkler", and "rattling clown fart" in a single conversation, all in proper context. So that's nice.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 01:03 PM (wkkIZ)

255 ITs possible that things are getting so wall-to-wall insane and extreme on college campuses that they'll start having the opposite effect, instead of indoctrinating young people, they'll start pushing them away in disgust and revulsion. "Mom and dad were absolutely right about these freaks!!!"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 22, 2018 01:04 PM (39g3+)

256
so I had one more rant left in me. i'll go now.

Posted by: willow at September 22, 2018 01:04 PM (dPd5y)

257 Some great articles.

Posted by: Max Power at September 22, 2018 01:06 PM (q177U)

258 I got to use "shambolic", "sitzpinkler", and "rattling clown fart" in a single conversation, all in proper context. So that's nice.


******


What a coincidence. So did I.


And I was talking to my grandpa.







About my grandmother.






(Sorry Grandma)

Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2018 01:06 PM (m45I2)

259 A Japanese webcast is live now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2ObEscmjZk

A launch of the HTV-7 cargo ship to the ISS is planned for 1:52 pm EDT. Since it's a launch to the ISS, NASA TV will also cover it starting at 1:30.

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 01:07 PM (sdi6R)

260 For the record, I am not Muldoon's grandfather.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 01:08 PM (P4/DZ)

261

Thanx, Surfperch. I had to do some stuff to try to get my new Hulu subscription to work on this laptop. Couldn't use it so cancelled. Let's see if this nic works.


Hulu sucks. Any suggestions? I just want to record My Beloved Crimson Tide games for when I have a gig this evening, like tonight. Hulu couldn't even do that right. It recorded 1:45 min of a 3 hour game. That should've been a warning sign.

Did I mention that Hulu sucks?



Posted by: BackwardsBoy (A Deplorable Dixie Dreg of Society) at September 22, 2018 01:09 PM (HaL55)

262
Last Night, A conservative strategist was on radio making some really good points. He said 90% of the GOP Senate does not believe in the Deep State and Conspiracies. They think threats against Kav's family is just the usual political process.
Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 12:19 PM (HrSJb)



Is licking my balls wrong? Should I not do that? I'm gonna have to plead ingnorance on this one.

Posted by: Golden Retriever at September 22, 2018 01:10 PM (TAmPV)

263 255
ITs possible that things are getting so wall-to-wall insane and extreme
on college campuses that they'll start having the opposite effect,
instead of indoctrinating young people, they'll start pushing them away
in disgust and revulsion. "Mom and dad were absolutely right about
these freaks!!!"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 22, 2018 01:04 PM (39g3+)


Yes. They are insane.
BTW my pronuns are

He
Himand

Hers.

Keep it straight! Or else!

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 22, 2018 01:11 PM (9dzlp)

264 I believe the M-14 was brought back for use in A'stan precisely for the reasons IG alluded to. Long ranges, clear lines of sight, need for more umph in your bullet launcher.


For that (in A'stan) large gap between M-4, and Barrett .50 sniper rifle.


Could swear I read something about the USMC getting some new rifles (FN?), think they were a bit beefier than the M-4, for precisely this purpose (more power and longer effective range), a while back. But I'm an inexcusably lazy afficionado and don't keep up.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 01:11 PM (QDnY+)

265 Memorial wrapped liquor!

Them Japs take their space program seriously.

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 01:11 PM (sdi6R)

266 166 Grasseley can call the vote on Monday saying he's given her extension after extension and that the Senate is not going to be held hostage to a reluctant witness that refuses to witness.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 22, 2018 12:22 PM (oVJmc)

And holding the Senate hostage is exactly what she's doing. She inserted herself into the process, is toying with the process, and the process has ground to a halt.

Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 01:11 PM (S+f51)

267 I am not Muldoon's grandfather.

Posted by: hogmartin


*******


This revelation is a solace to many.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2018 01:11 PM (m45I2)

268 I got to use "shambolic", "sitzpinkler", and "rattling clown fart" in a single conversation, all in proper context. So that's nice.
Posted by: hogmartin
-----------

You forgot, 'retromingent', maybe.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2018 01:11 PM (OuRYP)

269 I would already be in our nation's capital today if not for Vladimir Putin, Cambridge Analytica and Macedonian Content Farmers.

...Hey--this is somebody else's list!

Posted by: Professor Doctor Lawyer Christine '58 Plymouth-Ford at September 22, 2018 01:12 PM (Ndje9)

270 So do we have a count-down til 2:30EDT?


I loved that yesterday. This repugnant farce has lots of dark entertainment value, I'll give it that much.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 01:13 PM (QDnY+)

271 263 255
ITs possible that things are getting so wall-to-wall insane and extreme
on college campuses that they'll start having the opposite effect,
instead of indoctrinating young people, they'll start pushing them away
in disgust and revulsion. "Mom and dad were absolutely right about
these freaks!!!"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
------------

Enrollment at Missouri and Evergreen are down.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2018 01:14 PM (OuRYP)

272 m 246

I have no feel for how K nomination will ultimately play out. (Ask Flake.)

However, my point was just that the passions of the nation have been so engaged over something so... gossamer? Best word I can think of.

Posted by: strawdog at September 22, 2018 01:14 PM (Cssks)

273 At 85, much of it spent in the weeds of politics, Se. Grassley should know that you absolutely do not give "drop dead" deadline ultimatums to the other side unless you intend to adhere to your own threat. Period.

And that needs to include Flake if he is the one screwing this up.

At some point you have to say, "We are enforcing this deadline. Flake, you are done with virtue signaling and are with us or against us at this point. If you are against us, we will dedicate ourselves to seeing to it that your figurative head is on a pike before your new lobbying career starts. If you dare to burn this down, you will wish you had a drug cartel after you. Don't test us."

Posted by: RM at September 22, 2018 01:14 PM (U3LtS)

274 Mr. Mom, Mr. Mom...didn't they remake that as The Incredibles 2?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, well-armed dreg of society at September 22, 2018 01:14 PM (xJa6I)

275 ITs possible that things are getting so wall-to-wall insane and extreme
on college campuses that they'll start having the opposite effect,
instead of indoctrinating young people, they'll start pushing them away
in disgust and revulsion. "Mom and dad were absolutely right about
these freaks!!!"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 22, 2018 01:04 PM (39g3+)

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

My daughter goes to Alabama, and this is exactly the effect it is having. Of course, there the cray cray is not so much in your face. You have to go looking for it.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 01:14 PM (I16G8)

276 Christian universities, especially ones where faculty, staff and students sign a statement of faith, do not tend have this problem and their enrollments will rise.

Get Woke Go Broke.
Just ask Evergreen College in Washington or Mizzu how large their freshman classes are this year . . . .

Posted by: The Man from Athens at September 22, 2018 01:15 PM (8Ls/+)

277 Who is that little witch on FOX? I've seen her a couple of times now and she is just obnoxious.

Posted by: IrishEi at September 22, 2018 01:15 PM (Ri0Ku)

278 270 So do we have a count-down til 2:30EDT?

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 01:13 PM (QDnY+)


I'm mainly interested in the countdown to 1:52 pm EDT.

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 01:15 PM (sdi6R)

279 So do we have a count-down til 2:30EDT?


I do. It's Tiger's tee time.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 22, 2018 01:16 PM (fuK7c)

280 Well, even if Kavanaugh gets on the Court Democrats say they will start investigations and impeachment proceedings once they win in the midterms.

SCOTUS was one of the top issues in the last election. I can think of very few issues that will motivate Republicans to the polls.

Dems are already trying to quiet this down. Won't work assholes.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 01:16 PM (xtmwf)

281 Sometimes the only way to stay remotely positive is to laugh the laugh of the gallows and shrug your shoulders.

Posted by: Max Power at September 22, 2018 01:17 PM (q177U)

282 277 Who is that little witch on FOX? I've seen her a couple of times now and she is just obnoxious.
Posted by: IrishEi at September 22, 2018 01:15 PM (Ri0Ku)
----------------

You'll have to be a bit more specific. First: Male or female?

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at September 22, 2018 01:17 PM (WEBkv)

283
Ford is down to one last demand: To be appointed to the Supreme Court 'to keep an eye on Kavanaugh.'
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 22, 2018 12:54 PM (oVJmc)


She gonna supply her own mattress?

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2018 01:17 PM (mUa7G)

284 Tick, tock.


Pergram (who's at least a decent honest conduit for what he hears and can find out, pretty straight factual approach) sez "several" GOP senators prevailed upon Grassley for last night's extension. And that discussions went late last night to work out a deal.


But I'm puzzled a bit by the latter - because the committee letter to Ford's team was extensive, comprehensive, detailed, and laid out the way it was going to be (on conditions of her testifying). I don't think they'd be entertaining any departures from that.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 01:17 PM (QDnY+)

285 So do we have a count-down til 2:30EDT?
Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 01:13 PM
~~~~~

Seriously? 2:30 today is another deadline?

Posted by: IrishEi at September 22, 2018 01:17 PM (Ri0Ku)

286 MARSOC has the FN Scar, Light and Heavy. I can ask my jarhead co-worker tomorrow what the regular grunts are using, I think still the M4 except for DMR and SAW pigs.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, well-armed dreg of society at September 22, 2018 01:17 PM (xJa6I)

287 3 If Ford has a picture, why isnt it released?
Posted by: Myriad Jack at September 22, 2018 11:16 AM (97I0d)

They were of her and Ted Kennedy on a sofa and he was exploring the buttons on her blouse.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at September 22, 2018 01:17 PM (8Ls/+)

288 272 m 246

I have no feel for how K nomination will ultimately play out. (Ask Flake.)

However, my point was just that the passions of the nation have been so engaged over something so... gossamer? Best word I can think of.
Posted by: strawdog at September 22, 2018 01:14 PM (Cssks)

Thanks. I am looking for a lawyer+seer. Perhaps that's a null set.

Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 01:17 PM (S+f51)

289 I dunno. I just don't see people voting for crazy in the midterms. I really hope Republicans and sane independents get out to vote.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 01:18 PM (xtmwf)

290 I just came across some cool ink prints of patents that make for neat wall art. They have several gun prints, even one for a Garand. I can't figure out how to direct-link it but here's the page with all of them: https://tinyurl.com/qj28tmc

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at September 22, 2018 01:18 PM (9U53c)

291
ITs possible that things are getting so wall-to-wall insane and extreme on college campuses that they'll start having the opposite effect, instead of indoctrinating young people, they'll start pushing them away in disgust and revulsion. "Mom and dad were absolutely right about these freaks!!!"
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor ------------

I've read a few stories that posits the idea that the generation after milleninals will be far more conservative.

Posted by: Golden Retriever at September 22, 2018 01:19 PM (TAmPV)

292 You'll have to be a bit more specific. First: Male or female?
Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at September 22, 2018 01:17 PM
~~~~~

Hah! The female millennial. What a nasty piece of work.

Posted by: IrishEi at September 22, 2018 01:19 PM (Ri0Ku)

293 Oh I'm quite serene in my unchanging expectation that Kav goes to SCOTUS. There's been no resaon to modify that. Drama and delay are just that, and will be forgotten (mostly) in short order (though not, I think, entirely forgotten by the first Tuesday in November, to the Dems' regret).


Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 01:20 PM (QDnY+)

294 Just finished planting crotons in the urns on the front porch steps. It was actually cool-ish this morning (60's).


Blue birds have another batch of babies in the nesting box. Hopefully, they'll fledge soon, as the Disaster Channel is showing a bunch of crap in the Atlantic again.

Anyhow, husband is due home tonight, and I'm going to make a soup or stew.

That's my exciting life in a nutshell today (avoiding the news, too).

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 22, 2018 01:20 PM (ptqGC)

295
Could swear I read something about the USMC
getting some new rifles (FN?), think they were a bit beefier than the
M-4, for precisely this purpose (more power and longer effective range),
a while back. But I'm an inexcusably lazy afficionado and don't keep
up.
Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 01:11 PM (QDnY+)


I thought I heard they were looking at an AR platform with the 6.5 Creedmore, and earlier they were looking at a cartridge similar to the .30 or .35 Remington.

The 6.5 Creedmore has a reputation of being a good long-distance rifle without the heavy recoil.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2018 01:21 PM (mUa7G)

296 That's my exciting life in a nutshell today (avoiding the news, too).
Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 22, 2018 01:20 PM (ptqGC)

Smart woman

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, well-armed dreg of society at September 22, 2018 01:21 PM (xJa6I)

297

I've read a few stories that posits the idea that the generation after milleninals will be far more conservative.


Whoever's supposed to be birthin' all them babies, y'all get busy.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy (A Deplorable Dixie Dreg of Society) at September 22, 2018 01:21 PM (HaL55)

298 And holding the Senate hostage is exactly what she's doing. She inserted herself into the process, is toying with the process, and the process has ground to a halt.
Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 01:11 PM (S+f51)

But, but, it's raining outside.....somewhere.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 22, 2018 01:22 PM (9BLnV)

299 Posted by: Golden Retriever at September 22, 2018 01:19 PM
~~~~~

Here he is, people! Here's the guy who locked me out of my house!!!11!!!1!

Posted by: IrishEi at September 22, 2018 01:22 PM (Ri0Ku)

300 292
Hah! The female millennial. What a nasty piece of work.
Posted by: IrishEi at September 22, 2018 01:19 PM (Ri0Ku)


But is she hawt?

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 01:22 PM (sdi6R)

301 Mark, I think that's it - the FN SCAR. Limited numbers - so, one or two per platoon, maybe? I think that's how it went in A'stan.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 01:22 PM (QDnY+)

302 Hi Jane!

I didn't know you could grow croutons.

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 01:23 PM (sdi6R)

303 301 Mark, I think that's it - the FN SCAR. Limited numbers - so, one or two per platoon, maybe? I think that's how it went in A'stan.
Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 01:22 PM (QDnY+)

Yup.

The Marines are testing a bunch of different platforms and calibers right now. But no wide deployments of anything new, so far as I know.

6.5 Creedmor is promising and the things .338 Lapua is doing for long range shooting is exciting.

But I doubt they'll ever get off 5.56, that would take an act of God or War.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, well-armed dreg of society at September 22, 2018 01:24 PM (xJa6I)

304
Just finished planting crotons in the urns on the front porch steps



I usually just put them on my salad.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 22, 2018 01:24 PM (TAmPV)

305 Kindltot, 6.5 Creedmore (cool caliber name) is my current choice for my 2nd AR build.


Of course, my 1st AR build consists of a lower receiver, some tools, and of course reloading dies and components for 5.56/.223 (this stage of the disease means you always have the reloading set-up before you even have the platform).


So my 6.5 AR project is in roughly the same situation as Trump's Wall, though I fear mine is more likely to see completion. (some day).

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 01:24 PM (QDnY+)

306
Hi Jane!



I didn't know you could grow croutons.

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 01:23 PM (sdi6R)


*smacks with garden spade*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 22, 2018 01:24 PM (ptqGC)

307
I know Marines and others used to train with the M-1 out to 600 (!) yards. I just don't see the general utility or applicability of that. In almost all cases, that's just harassing fire, not serious aimed fire (I mean in real world combat).


Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 12:13 PM (QDnY+)







That harassing fire is actually "gaining fire superiority", otherwise known as pinning down the enemy so that your assault element can use fire and maneuver on the enemy's flank to get close enough to shoot him in the face.

Armies are often criticized by their high rounds expended/casualties inflicted ratios without regard to the role of small-unit tactics. But BY DESIGN, the majority of rounds fired are not expected to hit an enemy soldier. Which is a big reason why the US military went with the 5.56 and the vastly larger number of rounds that can be carried by the average soldier.

The problem of the 5.56's lack of immediate lethality is real, but it has to be considered in the context of modern tactical doctrine.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 22, 2018 01:25 PM (eXA4G)

308 "And holding the Senate hostage is exactly what she's doing."

It's been Barzini Schumer all along.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 01:25 PM (1UZdv)

309 Sorry, the 6.5 Creedmore has a reputation of being a good long distance cartridge without the heavy recoil

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2018 01:25 PM (mUa7G)

310 266 166 Grasseley can call the vote on Monday saying he's given her extension after extension and that the Senate is not going to be held hostage to a reluctant witness that refuses to witness.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 22, 2018 12:22 PM (oVJmc)

And holding the Senate hostage is exactly what she's doing. She inserted herself into the process, is toying with the process, and the process has ground to a halt.
Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 01:11 PM (S+f51)

These extensions have really shot her credibility; granted she had little to begin with. She comes out looking like the crazy bitch she is and nary a peep from DiFi or Spartacus or the Kalama bitch has been heard. The "I wanna go last" bit was either (a) a way out for her to use or (b) a massive amount of nerve. I'm guessing (a).

Posted by: The Man from Athens at September 22, 2018 01:26 PM (8Ls/+)

311 OK, so we're going to have rolling updates, right?


Tiger's first tee shot (Bander)
Japan's space launch (rickl)
Latest Twist in the Stupidest Drama Ever (um, Grassley?)


Sort of like a news feed.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 01:26 PM (QDnY+)

312 Speaking of growing croutons, the Gardening Thread is up. Or you can hang around here.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at September 22, 2018 01:26 PM (BVQ+1)

313 However, my point was just that the passions of the nation have been so engaged over something so... gossamer? Best word I can think of.

I can only imagine what the reaction of other countries is to this (not that their opinion matters, but) "so you're saying that as a teenager, she's claiming this boy put moves on her? And? What else is the story? ...hat's IT??"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 22, 2018 01:27 PM (39g3+)

314 https://tinyurl.com/ybgzwq3y

Picture of crotons, you morons.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 22, 2018 01:27 PM (ptqGC)

315 I didn't know you could grow croutons.

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 01:23 PM (sdi6R)

*smacks with garden spade*



To be fair, I read "just planted cartoons".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 22, 2018 01:27 PM (fuK7c)

316

Speaking of growing croutons, the Gardening Thread is up. Or you can hang around here.


World's best segue.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy (A Deplorable Dixie Dreg of Society) at September 22, 2018 01:27 PM (HaL55)

317 The problem of the 5.56's lack of immediate lethality is real, but it has to be considered in the context of modern tactical doctrine.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 22, 2018 01:25 PM (eXA4G)

Very, very good point.

Well said.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, well-armed dreg of society at September 22, 2018 01:27 PM (xJa6I)

318
Did I miss something? Why is the Daily Caller saying PDT retracted his declassification order?

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 22, 2018 01:28 PM (TAmPV)

319 I've read a few stories that posits the idea that the generation after milleninals will be far more conservative.

That tends to be the pattern, each generation responds negatively to the one before it. "I'm not gonna be like weird dad with the hobo beard and the pussy hat"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 22, 2018 01:28 PM (39g3+)

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I remember struggling with this decision live on the radio on March 31, 2016. Should I join the campaign and help my friend, or stay away and protect myself and my family? You can listen to that short audio clip here.

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Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 22, 2018 01:28 PM (Lqy/e)

321 The JAXA (Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency) webcast has started.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaedKidox3U

NASA TV starting in a couple of minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwMDvPCGeE0

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 01:30 PM (sdi6R)

322 I've read a few stories that posits the idea that the generation after milleninals will be far more conservative.
Posted by: Golden Retriever at September 22, 2018 01:19 PM (TAmPV)

I've read that Generation Zyklon is the most conservative in decades. I can't confirm or deny that. I've read that they will be less likely to go to college and will learn a useful trade. That in itself would be a step in the right direction. But, I haven't seen anything that really deals with Generation Zyklon females. Millennial females are so infected by the virus that they're a net negative. Let's hope the next generation is more honest with themselves.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 22, 2018 01:30 PM (9BLnV)

323 ITC, flawless point about tactics and long-range fire.


I was just always puzzled about the time and emphasis on very long range M-1 practice (out to 600 yds), for what was clearly harassing fire ...... which, to be effective, doesn't require anything like the attempt at accuracy implied by the 600-yd work.


The WWII training films for the M-1 spend lots of time on long-range techniques which in reality were rarely a thing in combat.


That's it. Just puzzled by the allocation of effort to a minor technique in the repertoire.


The Mosin-Nagants have sights that go out to ..... well, would have to go look, but it's 1,000 meters, or more. Obviously that becomes "indirect fire", a la mortars. But I believe in that case the idea was, in fact, for massed firing by large units, making it sort of a 7.62 artillery barrage.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 01:30 PM (QDnY+)

324 Crotons sounds like some kind of French shoe. Aren't those a darling pair of crotons? They must have cost her a fortune!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 22, 2018 01:31 PM (39g3+)

325 So, per Grassley's 3rd "red line," Ford has about 1 Hr 15 min (2:30pm EST) to announce whether or not she will attend a hearing.

Of course, this means nothing. As I stew in my own anger over this, I sink to still deeper levels of anger as I think about all of the Democrat Senators, media personalities and Progressive activists that are this moment laughing at Grassley, Trump and the rest of us. Laughing. As they should. They're making this look easy. 36-yr old fact-thin allegation of a cloths-on groping that didn't go farther. No police reports. No telling parents, or friends or anyone... except DiFi and a team of insane Progressive/socialist moneyed activists, 36 years later.

Just tossing this grenade out there is all it takes for de jure hostile takeover of the Senate Judicial committee, headed by republican "leaders."

Personally, I'm tough on Grassley. But to be fair, he very well may have his hands tied by Collins or Flake or both (or others). Even one GOP senator can torpedo Grassley's efforts. Flake says, "I'm not voting up unless you give Ford whatever she wants." That's it.

But Grassley, if that's happening, should at the very least tell us THAT's what's going on here. If he doesn't name the GOP offender, at least we know it's time to organize an agitation campaign against the likely culprits. At first pass, I lean to preference of naming the offender by name so maximize pressure. Only problem with calling he/she out is that Dems too, will target that Senator with their own agitation campaign, and Dems do that WAY better than we do. They have media (print, TV, social) on their side to amplify. Weaklings like Flake and Collins have always proven susceptible to these Dem efforts.

I'll be honest people. This isn't looking good. Looks like one or two GOP Senators are not in line. And, if you're not in line on this.... If you REALLY are going to , or to pretend to, take Ford and the Dems at face value, then we can't win.

Because if you jump on the Progressive's train here, EVERYONE knows where it leads. What's Flake going to do? After 4 or 5 delays, we finally have a hearing, on Ford's terms, and then what? Flake straightens his tie and goes on Jake Tapper's show to announce that he doesn't believe the accuser and he's proud to up vote this fine man to the Supreme Court? Not going to happen. If Flake has already drunk the cool-aid, there is no path to nomination here.

And what's Flake's motive? Trump. 100% guaranteed. He's a grown-up baby man.

Posted by: RichardWindsor at September 22, 2018 01:31 PM (db5dt)

326 Croton is the the most important base for cubmarines.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 22, 2018 01:31 PM (fuK7c)

327 Tick, tock.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 01:34 PM (QDnY+)

328 I think the plan here, currently being worked on, is to make it socially unacceptable to be a conservative. You won't be allowed to have a job or a business. You'll be driven from public. They are purging conservatives from several fields (tech, academic, entertainment). If we don't start making it hurt when they pull this crap, we'll go under.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 22, 2018 01:34 PM (Lqy/e)

329 The 6.5 Creedmore has a reputation of being a good long-distance rifle without the heavy recoil.


Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2018 01:21 PM (mUa7G)

I have the Ruger Precision in 6.5 creedmoor. It's not even fair. First time shooting it I was hitting a 24" plate at 900 yards. No recoil at all.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at September 22, 2018 01:34 PM (9U53c)

330 Sincerely,
Michael R. Caputo
East Aurora, New York

PS:
I pray to God every day that this will pass. If I can count on you for
another donation - whatever you can afford - I hope my family will
survive this terrible chapter in our nation's history. Please help if
you can by donating at:
https://www.gofundme.com/michael-caputo-legal-fund


Posted by: " rel="nofollow">Notsothoreau at September 22, 2018 01:28 PM (Lqy/e)


Good grief. What a nightmare. The only thing missing is having his door kicked in during the wee hours of the morning by the FBI, guns drawn, and being dragged out of bed.

Eric Swallowswell needs a nut punch. What a crap weasel.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 22, 2018 01:35 PM (ptqGC)

331
Thanks for the compliments, Morons. It's just that this is a sore point for me in the Caliber Wars, especially since I had those small-unit tactics hammered into my brain while in the Army, oh so many years ago.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 22, 2018 01:35 PM (eXA4G)

332 If the next generation leans more to the right (as, I believe a lot of the current younger generation actually is), that means an overall tilt to the whole country, because most people as they age, get less lefty. Plus it means bad news for the pop culture mavens because they will be even more out of touch with their main target customer base. Super hard lefty dinosaurs trying to sell "heather has two mommies, and one used to be a boy" to Rush babies.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 22, 2018 01:36 PM (39g3+)

333 This is kinda funny, Flake is everyone's default heavy for behind the scenes skulduggery, but he publicly endorses a "testimony by Monday or vote on Monday" position, days ago. As did Corker. Collins didn't, but wasn't specific in her position other than "the lying nutcase should be heard" (I may have altered some words there).


We'll soon see.


Kav will be on SCOTUS. One just hopes the manner of his getting there inflicts maximum damage on the Dems in 5 weeks.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 01:36 PM (QDnY+)

334 And holding the Senate hostage is exactly what she's doing. She inserted herself into the process, is toying with the process, and the process has ground to a halt.

Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 01:11 PM (S+f51)



It's not only that it's also looking at the mid-terms and trying to cast Republicans as anti-wymyn. If they move forward the left will scream Republicans hate wymyn and all of you suburban women need to vote Dem to send them the message. It's all politics

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 22, 2018 01:36 PM (SiINZ)

335 I think the plan here, currently being worked on, is to make it socially unacceptable to be a conservative.

I cannot remember the term they use, but its basically a war to make holding any non-leftist position a little bit awkward or less default. They don't need to convince people, they just need to make people uncomfortable, even a little, or hesitant and self-doubting to hold certain positions or support certain people. Basically, as ace noted a while back, its an attempt to control "cool" so that their position is always considered "cool" and anyone who disagrees, not so.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 22, 2018 01:38 PM (39g3+)

336 Tanegashima is certainly one of the most picturesque launch sites in the world.

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 01:38 PM (sdi6R)

337 Wow, Brian, that's impressive.


Thing is, I'm not really a long-range afficionado (tastes vary), nor a bullseye guy. It's OK to spend some time w-rking on "groups" at certain ranges, but for some reason I only really enjoy practical accuracy, using stock milsurp platforms. So, metal targets, 200 yds and closer, from cover, on the move, etc. Replicating real life to some extent.


But I still think my 2nd AR will be 6.5 or something else for longer range. First one will be a simple, iron sights-only carbine-length model.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 01:39 PM (QDnY+)

338 324: I thought crotons went in salad! Silly me

Posted by: CN at September 22, 2018 01:41 PM (r97UP)

339 Michael Caputo is the guy bankrupted by the (R)s in Congress and their RUSSIA!!! investigation, right?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Takeout will let you download all your docs on Google at September 22, 2018 01:41 PM (n9hQQ)

340 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 22, 2018 01:38 PM (39g3+)

And sadly, its been working.

How many of us will say that Flaming Homosexual behavior is just plain icky? That their affectations grate on the nerves?

How many will tell Sugar Tits to just shut up? It IS the Nail?

How many of us tip toe around ANYONE of Color, brown or black, so we won't be accused of Racism, even though its their BEHAVIOUR that bothers us, not their race?

Posted by: Don Quixote, Neandethal Deplorable at September 22, 2018 01:42 PM (NgKpN)

341 Right now there's a mini-discussion going on among "right" side twatterers, mocking Ford's fear of flying in the context of her/her family's statements to WaPo about leaving the country due to Trump's election and Kav's elevation.


Good example of how mediocre these people are.


Look, Ford's stuff is ludicrous enough on its face. But someone with fear of flying could, you know, actually get to NZ or Yurup by other means. They've had these things called "ships" for, I dunno, 500 years now, actually traveling between all the continents.


A tiny tiny quibble, but revealing, in a way.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 01:43 PM (QDnY+)

342 A Congressional committee investigator sent a threatening letter to my client, who then terminated our contract. The chief counsel of that committee said it was an accident. I'm not fooled.

---

The committees that are completely, entirely, totally, and 100% controlled by Republicans.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Takeout will let you download all your docs on Google at September 22, 2018 01:43 PM (n9hQQ)

343 Yes, Caputo almost lost his home over just having to testify. There was a Go FundMe that raised enough he was able to pay legal bills for others in the same boat. But it looks like he didn't consider the SJWs trying to ruin his business.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 22, 2018 01:44 PM (Lqy/e)

344 How many of us will say that Flaming Homosexual behavior is just plain icky? That their affectations grate on the nerves?

Not without some concern and a little glance around at who's listening, yeah exactly. And while I think rudeness and personal cruelty should never be comfortable or easy to engage in -- society shaming people for being rude and mean spirited is proper -- its far beyond that. I'm gunshy about making common sense basic open statements about transexual insanity because my niece went berserk on me on Facebook and now I'm concerned I might be hurting and driving away others I care about.

Yes, her behavior was unreasonable, disrespectful, and she's supporting blatant insanity. But now I'm cautious about what everyone should be comfortably open about: hacking your dangly bits off doesn't make boy into girl.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 22, 2018 01:45 PM (39g3+)

345 Did "Doctor" Ford ever come out and say she was afraid to fly?

I thought she just said she didn't want to. Because Tuesday or something, that's why.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Takeout will let you download all your docs on Google at September 22, 2018 01:45 PM (n9hQQ)

346

Tanegashima is certainly one of the most picturesque launch sites in the world.


Isn't it though? Especially at this time of year.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy (A Deplorable Dixie Dreg of Society) at September 22, 2018 01:45 PM (HaL55)

347 The world wonders.

2:45, and not a creature was stirring on Grassley's twatters, not even a mouse.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 01:46 PM (QDnY+)

348 Did "Doctor" Ford ever come out and say she was afraid to fly?

I thought she just said she didn't want to. Because Tuesday or something, that's why.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Takeout will let you download all your docs on Google at September 22, 2018 01:45 PM (n9hQQ)

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No, she didn't. She just said she didn't wanto to. That's it.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 01:48 PM (I16G8)

349 337
Wow, Brian, that's impressive.
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That was my point, it's not fair. I'd never shot further than 100 yrds and that was with my only rifle at the time (AR). I'd always wanted something longer just to have and then grabagun had an unbelievable sale on the RPR for $980 (I think they're closer to $1100 now). What I hadn't anticipated was that scopes for those ranges cost damn near the price of the rifle but I bit the bullet and got a Vortex. The rings for it cost more than the entire scope setup on my AR.
It was a pain to get sighted in because no one could see where the bullets were going at 100 yds. So we got it on paper at 20yds, then 100, then the first shot at 900yds clanked the plate (with the help of a ballistics app to dial in the scope). Wasn't even fair, seemed to piss off everyone at the range that my dumb-ass just blew away all the snob $4-$5k rifles they had.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at September 22, 2018 01:48 PM (9U53c)

350 Ford ....FORD Party of ONE?

Posted by: saf at September 22, 2018 01:49 PM (5IHGB)

351 /328 Um....ya think? "currently being worked on"? Dude. We're in the final act here. They implemented that plan years ago. Progressive media and social media leaders just utter the customary oral denial that their biased or target conservatives, but then proceed -- right out in the open - to do the exact opposite. The "deplatoofrming" movement is real, organized, financed and well underway.

Conclusion to be drawn as a result of everything [Name news personality here, e.g. Jake Tapper) does or doesn't cover from a "news" perspective : "Trump and his supporters are racist, misogynistic, homophobic, dumb bigots and all of their policies are not only wrong, but evil. Obama is second coming of Christ, Hillary is an upstanding, moral, ethical, beautiful, friendly, insanely wise and brilliant world leader, and all of her policies are dripping pure gold, milk and honey. When facts surface that could arguably hurt the Progressive cause, I shall ignore them completely until, in very rare cases when news stories from Conservative channels somehow punch into the public ethos, in which case I shall cover the issue for the absolute minimum time possible, and that coverage will frame the issue (a) as a conspiracy theory, (b) "proven false by multiple news outlets," or (c) old news, already fully litigated by serious journalists and thinkers, and deemed false, evil and unworthy of public discussion. "We now turn to our next topic, Storny Daniels. In her new book, she described the President's Johnson. We now turn to [associate] who has put together an 18-hour investigative piece on this important issue of our time."

Posted by: RichardWindsor at September 22, 2018 01:49 PM (db5dt)

352 Enrollment at Missouri and Evergreen are down.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2018 01:14 PM (OuRYP)


The younger Guevara crushed the SATs, and got recruiting blurbs from Missouri.

He out of hand told them to pound sand.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 22, 2018 01:49 PM (YqDXo)

353 Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 01:30 PM (QDnY+)

I was once told by a Rangemaster in the Navy during boarding team training... that if you can confidently hit something at 600 yards, then you should be confident and able to hit something at 100 yards.

Good theory, but we were never going to engage at even 100 yards... engagement ranges inside a ship are measured in feet, not yards... and that is an entirely different technique.

Posted by: Don Quixote, Neandethal Deplorable at September 22, 2018 01:49 PM (NgKpN)

354 Picture of crotons, you morons.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 22, 2018 01:27 PM

Crotons? Of the Hudson Valley Crotons?

Posted by: Muffy at September 22, 2018 01:50 PM (LvUOD)

355 Less than 2 minutes to launch.

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 01:50 PM (sdi6R)

356 Baseball umpires ruined the game.

Posted by: klaftern at September 22, 2018 01:51 PM (RuIsu)

357 If you plant croutons, do they grow into baguettes?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2018 01:51 PM (NWiLs)

358 I watched a 1000 yard black powder competition in the Roxboro, NC area a couple of decades ago. IIRC one of the competitors told me his bullet was about 26 feet off the ground at it's highest point. The youthful me was fascinated.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Takeout will let you download all your docs on Google at September 22, 2018 01:52 PM (n9hQQ)

359 I cannot remember the term they use, but its basically a war to make holding any non-leftist position a little bit awkward or less default. They don't need to convince people, they just need to make people uncomfortable, even a little, or hesitant and self-doubting to hold certain positions or support certain people. Basically, as ace noted a while back, its an attempt to control "cool" so that their position is always considered "cool" and anyone who disagrees, not so.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 22, 2018 01:38 PM (39g3+)


I go out of my way to make clear that I hold liberals in contempt, intellectually. A lot of their loyalty is based upon intellectual insecurity, which they assuage by subscribing to the socially dominant ethos. The Professor Houseman approach works wonders on them, discomfiting them, and making them doubt themselves, their associates, and their viewpoints.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 22, 2018 01:52 PM (YqDXo)

360 Fortunately, in this case, my lack of great interest in long-range shooting coincides with my cheap bastid instincts - glass and rings etc. are pricey toys.


I admire the incredible set-ups I see at the range (as a range officer it's nice, there's an automatic "here, let me show you this, do you wanna shoot it?" reaction from almost all shooters). But I don't want one.


Problem is finding/helping set up a good action rifle shoot using steel/interactive targets from realistic ranges, with movement, use of cover, etc. There's a semi-OK one that goes on around here, but I think the difficulty/risk of having one that's open to anyone (and not just vetted members of a private club) is preventing anything like that getting going.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 01:53 PM (QDnY+)

361 How many of us will say that Flaming Homosexual behavior is just plain icky? That their affectations grate on the nerves?

Raises hand.

Yes, her behavior was unreasonable, disrespectful, and she's supporting blatant insanity. But now I'm cautious about what everyone should be comfortably open about: hacking your dangly bits off doesn't make boy into girl.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 22, 2018 01:45 PM (39g3+)


Turn it around: is she concerned about driving YOU away?

It would seem not. Reciprocity is the cornerstone of human relations.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 22, 2018 01:55 PM (YqDXo)

362 The first stage on this rocket burns for over 5 minutes, which is unusually long for a first stage.

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 01:57 PM (sdi6R)

363 Second stage firing now.

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 01:59 PM (sdi6R)

364 Hello this Dokter Ford and I need and extra day because my pet hamster died and I am deeply depressed. The Hamster died because you and Trump are so mean !!!! President Obama and Hillary should do something about this meanness !!!

Posted by: Dr. Strangelove at September 22, 2018 02:03 PM (qM84C)

365 Turning to firearms, thanks for sharing your experience with 6.5 Creedmore. I hunt deer with .270, but I've been strongly considering moving over to the Creedmore based on stories from others, same as yours. Looks like it outperforms ballistics of .308 close in, and at range, with significant improvement on drop and wind-drift. As said many times before by everyone, ultimately hunting effectively and humanely is about shot placement, so any platform that can deliver sub-MOA groups, even for an amateur like myself, is very attractive.

Do any of you have opinion on 57x28mm (not for hunting)? CMMG recently came out with a new AR-like platformed 57x28 SBR and Pistol called the CMMG Banshee 57. See review of this round fired from CMMG platform at the video linked here: https://bit.ly/2xHDyCB

Looks impressive. Have read lots of debates about lethality of this round for home defense purposes, but US Secret Service, and others doing personal security work, have used this round in FN's PS90 platform for years (with the special armor piercing ammo not available to civilians).

Posted by: RichardWindsor at September 22, 2018 02:04 PM (db5dt)

366 Seems much more likely she became of rich girl feminist with attitude, which fits perfectly with the rumored FB comment on how to spread lies about all Trump nominees.

Hopefully even if she does not testify, that will leak at some point, just to reveal how corrupt and vicious these leftist fake victims can be.
Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2018 11:43 AM (

What FB comment where? What rumor? What context?

Posted by: SarahW at September 22, 2018 02:04 PM (Sp1NT)

367 They just mentioned that the spacecraft is being tracked by the Guam tracking station. An earlier launch attempt a couple weeks ago was scrubbed because a typhoon was threatening Guam at the time.

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 02:05 PM (sdi6R)

368 Ha. Business insider non opinion piece about Trump white house examining anti trust violations by Google and other online entities re: bias against conservatives:

"He has also stated, wrongly, that Google discriminated against his State of the Union speech"

Nope, no bias there, guys.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 22, 2018 02:05 PM (PRfdc)

369 Spacecraft separation confirmed. HTV-7 is in orbit.

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 02:08 PM (sdi6R)

370 Dear Senitor Grassley:

Not good for me today. Case of the Mondays. Maybe 2morrow?

Posted by: Cheryl, no BECkY, no CHRISTY!! Ford at September 22, 2018 02:08 PM (oVJmc)

371 Thank you for the great humor during this ghastly Ford situation. The Horde is the best!

Posted by: washrivergal at September 22, 2018 02:11 PM (dI3/S)

372 Weren't the Crotons a Dr. Who villain?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 22, 2018 02:12 PM (SiINZ)

373 Damn Nebraska sucks.

Posted by: buzzion at September 22, 2018 02:12 PM (cAnNx)

374 368/ The Progressive "fact checkers" said is was false, therefore it is. Facebook and Google therefore suppress stories that would lend creedence to Trump's charge, and promote ones that call it false.

Google: "We don't manipulate Google search results based on political bias. Search results show those stories that have received the most clicks."

Some Regular Person: "But, if you're not showing news stories in your search results that conclude the opposite of the Progressive position, how does anybody see and click on them, thus generating engagement on the content?"

Google Response: "YOU HAVE BEEN BANNED FROM POSTING OR TALKING TO GOOGLE, YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND DEEP STATE EMPLOYEES HAVE NOW LOOKED YOU UP ILLEGALLY IN US GOVERNMENT DATA BASES AND HAVE GIVEN YOUR HOME ADDRESS TO DAVID BROCK'S MEDIA MATTERS, SO HE CAN COORDINATE WITH THE LOCAL ACTIVISTS IN YOUR AREA TO HARASS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY."

Posted by: RichardWindsor at September 22, 2018 02:13 PM (db5dt)

375 the rumored FB comment (from before it was scrubbed) was mentioned in a comment at Legal Insurrection. Rumor was it said she stated Gorsich and all Trump's nominees should be accused (as a tactic).

And then there is her lawyer denouncing Sessions being confirmed, vowing to fight, while wearing a Fist t-shirt (feminist socialist power of something, that is at Gateway Pundit.)
It sounds like Ford has told her attorney to make any excuse necessary, she ain't testifying, but we'll known soon (maybe). So we get the "don't want to fly" excuse, or when the deadline passed, they called it bullying, just needed one more day. So now they got the day they asked for, no more excuses, but they'll come up with more.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2018 02:13 PM (Cus5s)

376 NASA TV is about to show some launch replays in case you missed it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwMDvPCGeE0

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 02:13 PM (sdi6R)

377 and supposedly Ford went to study in hawaii for a while, so sure, maybe she took a boat, but seems like a strange choice if she has a fear of flying. I think she just said she didn't want to fly.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2018 02:15 PM (Cus5s)

378 Dear Senator Grassley;
I'd like to be there, really I would, but I identify as Evita Peron, and she has chosen to conduct a coup.

Don't cry for me, Dianne Feinstein....

Posted by: pep at September 22, 2018 02:15 PM (T6t7i)

379 Paul Sperry says he was told today's deadline is it. If Ford team does not agree to schedule and conditions in last Judiciary offer, game over, vote on Monday.


But then, we sort of knew this.


Even when you're well into farcical territory, there is such a thing as an unthinkable retreat. Anything other than what Sperry describes, today, would be such a thing.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 02:17 PM (QDnY+)

380 Here is my go-to Google search boilerplate when I am looking for news on a particular story:

"-site:cnn.com -site:nytimes.com -site:washingtonpost.com -site:cnbc.com -site:nbcnews.com -site:usatoday.com -site:latimes.com -site:abcnews.com -site:cbsnews.com -site:vanityfair.com -site:abcnews.go.com -site:bloomberg.com -site:independent.co.uk.com -site:vox.com"

Posted by: RichardWindsor at September 22, 2018 02:19 PM (db5dt)

381 Weren't the Crotons a Dr. Who villain?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 22, 2018 02:12 PM


Krotons. Yes.

Posted by: Muffy at September 22, 2018 02:20 PM (LvUOD)

382 You forgot, 'retromingent', maybe.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2018 01:11 PM (OuRYP)


I'm glad humans aren't retromingent, otherwise we'd have to stand with our backs towards the urinals. Awkward.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 02:20 PM (/qEW2)

383 Off, WASP sock!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 22, 2018 02:20 PM (LvUOD)

384 381 Weren't the Crotons a Dr. Who villain?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 22, 2018 02:12 PM


Krotons. Yes.

Posted by: Muffy at September 22, 2018 02:20 PM (LvUOD)



They're always too hard for a salad in my opinion.

Posted by: buzzion at September 22, 2018 02:21 PM (cAnNx)

385 "He shrugged off responsibility for the extension onto the Senate's
Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer. "I feel like I'm playing 2nd trombone
in the judiciary orchestra and Schumer is the conductor," Grassley
tweeted."
What's the point of having the majority again?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at September 22, 2018 02:21 PM (rnXGe)

386 The WWII training films for the M-1 spend lots of time on long-range techniques which in reality were rarely a thing in combat.




That's it. Just puzzled by the allocation of effort to a minor technique in the repertoire.



The Mosin-Nagants have sights that go out to ..... well, would have
to go look, but it's 1,000 meters, or more. Obviously that becomes
"indirect fire", a la mortars. But I believe in that case the idea was,
in fact, for massed firing by large units, making it sort of a 7.62
artillery barrage.
Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 01:30 PM (QDnY+)



The 30-06 was developed for long range fire, and the rifles in the 1880's and 1900's like the Mausers, Enfields, Nagants and Krags were set up for volley fire to engage columns and cavalry at long range. All of them except the Mauser had magazine cut-offs for that very reason. The Enfield No1 MkIII had a volley sight on the left side that you would crank up like a grenade launcher sight to lob rounds. You kept the magazine full for close up fire, and then when it got really close you used your bayonet.

Of course, this went away in the trenches in France, and later with the Germans and Russians developing the short cartridges for auto-loaders and group tactics that involved cover and concealment instead of columns, the long ranges were left to specialized arms.

In Korea, though, I am told that in dealing with mass wave attackes, the Garands were to take the longest range shots and the automatic weapons the close in ranges, because that was where they were the most effective.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2018 02:21 PM (mUa7G)

387 7 minutes. Tick tock, motherfucker.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 02:22 PM (DH5wZ)

388 "So now they got the day they asked for, no more excuses, but they'll come up with more.


Posted by: illiniwek"

I ran out of gas! I got a flat tire! I didn't have change for cab fare! I lost my tux at the cleaners! An old friend cam in from out of town! Someone stole my car! There was an earthquake!. A terrible flood! Locusts!

Posted by: Ripley at September 22, 2018 02:22 PM (MxEKc)

389
OK Hordelings, gotta go get ready for this evening' gig.


Y'all try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy (A Deplorable Dixie Dreg of Society) at September 22, 2018 02:24 PM (HaL55)

390 My army had M16s and I can't hit shit past 150 yds with it - the 300 yd target was just kinda a laugh for me. If I hit it, it was luck.

But we also shot the M14 on a known distance range. I could reach out and touch 750 yds with that one, no sweat.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 02:25 PM (DH5wZ)

391 Have a good evening, BackwardsBoy.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 02:25 PM (y87Qq)

392
Dear Senator Grassley,

As the moon is is not in the Seventh House and Jupiter has not aligned with Mars, I'm afraid I will not be able to attend the hearing at this time.

Sincerely,
The Gangster of Love

Posted by: DOCTOR Chrissy Fjord at September 22, 2018 02:25 PM (Tyii7)

393 3 minutes?

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 02:26 PM (DH5wZ)

394 Sperry also reporting massive protests being organized for Monday in DC.


If true (and likely is), great news.


"Senator Tester, what do you think about those protesters disrupting the Senate last week, and injuring the Capitol Police and damaging the hearing room?"

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 02:27 PM (QDnY+)

395 You forgot, 'retromingent', maybe.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2018 01:11 PM (OuRYP)

I'm glad humans aren't retromingent, otherwise we'd have to stand with our backs towards the urinals. Awkward.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 02:20 PM (/qEW2)


I think MPPPP is our resident expert on all things retromingent.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 02:27 PM (y87Qq)

396 "Senator Tester, what do you think about those protesters your comrades disrupting the Senate last week, and injuring the Capitol Police and damaging the hearing room?"

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 02:27 PM (QDnY+)

Hang it around his neck. Make him own them, or repudiate them explicitly.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 22, 2018 02:28 PM (YqDXo)

397 hogmartin, your 2-cent prognostication, as of today, of James' chances in November?

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 02:28 PM (QDnY+)

398 Pacific time, blaster

Because, of course

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 02:28 PM (EYzKS)

399 My clock says 230.

Did she get her homework in?

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 02:29 PM (DH5wZ)

400 tick, tock

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 02:29 PM (QDnY+)

401 I need to rewatch the Troughton episodes again. For a moment I was confusing the Krotons with the Dominators/Quarks. I'm a very conservative whovian. I don't really like anything past the first four. The SJW crap they put out now (even before the latest Doctorette Who) is unwatchable.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 02:29 PM (/qEW2)

402 1 minute to lift-off

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 02:29 PM (QDnY+)

403 @398 did they change that? It was ET last I saw it.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 02:29 PM (DH5wZ)

404 Deadline has passed. So when's the next deadline?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at September 22, 2018 02:30 PM (rnXGe)

405 Deadlines are sexist and anti-wymyn. Vote Democrat

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 22, 2018 02:30 PM (SiINZ)

406 They have 3 more hours. And then another 24. And then...

They're basically just trolling Grassley now

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 02:30 PM (EYzKS)

407 Schedules and doing things on time are a construct of the white male patriarchy. Hitler was very big on that.

Posted by: Ripley at September 22, 2018 02:31 PM (MxEKc)

408 EDT, pretty sure


Which means we just hit Grassley's (latest) red-line.


Bashir al-Assad wishes Grassley were in the WH.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 02:31 PM (QDnY+)

409 Grassley tweet this morning specified PT

Ain't it awesome how government is run through Twitter now?

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 02:31 PM (EYzKS)

410 OK, ring her up this time. No more farting around.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 22, 2018 02:31 PM (YqDXo)

411 I am hoping I hear nothing from Grassley.

Vote Monday.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 02:32 PM (DH5wZ)

412 Grassley tweet this morning specified PT

Is that true? I assumed all times were Eastern.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 22, 2018 02:32 PM (YqDXo)

413 I ran out of gas! I got a flat tire! I didn't have change for cab fare! I lost my tux at the cleaners! An old friend cam in from out of town! Someone stole my car! There was an earthquake!. A terrible flood! Locusts!
Posted by: Ripley at September 22, 2018 02:22 PM (MxEKc)

I forgot what I was going to say!

Posted by: Chrissy Ford at September 22, 2018 02:32 PM (NFEMn)

414 What happen to the absolute drop dead 10 PM deadline last night? Was that Fiji time?

Posted by: Ripley at September 22, 2018 02:32 PM (MxEKc)

415 #17: N*Sync must reunite for a one-night-only concert with all the girl's names in the lyrics changed to mine.

Posted by: Cheryl, no BECkY, no CHRISTY!! Ford at September 22, 2018 02:33 PM (oVJmc)

416 True stuff, funny, Ford's team last night whined that deadlines are "arbitrary", idiot senators whined that deadlines were "bullying" Ford.


As very often, just step back a second and consider the degraded, stupid audience to which this could possibly appear other than the idiocy which we see it to be.


It's wonder there's still a country at all. Inertia, the greatest force in nature.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 02:33 PM (QDnY+)

417 Hello horde..have been too annoyed and heart sick with the idiot Grassley to comment much today. So another deadline passed eh?

Posted by: IC at September 22, 2018 02:33 PM (I/Dof)

418 Saw it at OANN in Tweet format. Can't be sure though; I don't Twitter

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 02:33 PM (EYzKS)

419 Drudge headline: "Christine will testify"

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at September 22, 2018 02:33 PM (rnXGe)

420 Oh it is 2:30 pm PST?

Posted by: IC at September 22, 2018 02:33 PM (I/Dof)

421 True stuff, funny, Ford's team last night whined that deadlines are "arbitrary",

I'll try that one on the IRS next April 15th.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 22, 2018 02:34 PM (YqDXo)

422 Rule #34 might be in play here...she was a randy thing before she settled down in her marriage.

Posted by: torabora at September 22, 2018 02:34 PM (dNNMT)

423 Grassley tweet this morning specified PT

Ain't it awesome how government is run through Twitter now?
Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 02:31 PM (EYzKS)

Was just on his Twatter. That isn't there. He hasn't twatted anything so far today.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 02:34 PM (l7Kbv)

424 Does anyone know why PDT completely pussied out on the declassification gambit? That surrender is particularly galling to me.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 22, 2018 02:34 PM (59zIf)

425 Grassley tweet this morning specified PT
-----------------------------------------------------

So President Trump had to agree by 2:30?

Posted by: JoeF. at September 22, 2018 02:34 PM (NFEMn)

426 Ford to testify: Foxnews

Posted by: Fox2! at September 22, 2018 02:34 PM (brIR5)

427 PDT, really? I didn't see that. In fact have not seen anything establishing 2:30 deadline. Not on Chuck's twatters, nor on Committee's.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 02:35 PM (QDnY+)

428 Rule #34 might be in play here...she was a randy thing before she settled down in her marriage.

Aren't they all?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 22, 2018 02:35 PM (oVJmc)

429 What a shitshow.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at September 22, 2018 02:35 PM (rnXGe)

430 He said 90% of the GOP Senate does not believe in the Deep State and
Conspiracies....
What's that old saying, "Do fish know that water is wet?"


They do fuck US in it.

Posted by: DaveA at September 22, 2018 02:35 PM (FhXTo)

431 Rule #34 might be in play here...she was a randy thing before she settled down in her marriage.
Posted by: torabora at September 22, 2018 02:34 PM (dNNMT)

Her post-HS grad time was at Dewey Beach. Supposedly her nick-name might as well have been Peanut Butter. As in, easy to spread.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 02:35 PM (l7Kbv)

432 Does anyone know why PDT completely pussied out on the declassification gambit? That surrender is particularly galling to me.
Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 22, 2018 02:34 PM (59zIf)

They either begged him to hold off on it or they are just ignoring his orders.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 22, 2018 02:35 PM (NFEMn)

433 Drudge headline: "Christine will testify"

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at September 22, 2018 02:33 PM (rnXGe)



December 2019

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 22, 2018 02:35 PM (SiINZ)

434 #LiarLivesMatter

Posted by: DOCTOR Chrissy Fjord at September 22, 2018 02:36 PM (Tyii7)

435 So what happens when she says "I'll testify next Friday"?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at September 22, 2018 02:37 PM (rnXGe)

436 Rule #34 might be in play here...she was a randy thing before she settled down in her marriage.

Aren't they all?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 22, 2018 02:35 PM (oVJmc)

If they weren't randy things before marriage, they wouldn't be married.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 22, 2018 02:37 PM (NFEMn)

437 Ford lawyer letter

Still have to resolve "details"

Posted by: Fox2! at September 22, 2018 02:37 PM (brIR5)

438 Seeing nothing anywhere by the players on this.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 02:37 PM (QDnY+)

439 hogmartin, your 2-cent prognostication, as of today, of James' chances in November?
Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 02:28 PM (QDnY+)


Oh gosh, I wish I knew. Ask shibumi, maybe, or clutch. I really want him to win, obviously, but I live in Lansing and don't watch TV so my only finger-on-the-pulse sources are:

yard signs (everyone to the right of Bernie should be rendered down for the materials value of their corpses)
radio (AM morning show guy on WJIM likes conservatives, well allow me to retrieve my monocle which has just popped clear off my face)
AoSHQ (guess)

AltonJackson might have a better idea since he's near Ann Arbor but not within the city.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 02:37 PM (y87Qq)

440 Drudge headline: "Christine will testify"
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at September 22, 2018 02:33 PM (rnXGe)


hope they hop her up on whatever meds Strzok was on for his hearing.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2018 02:37 PM (mUa7G)

441 Drudge headline: "Christine will testify"

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at September 22, 2018 02:33 PM (rnXGe)

Ugh. Let the oxygen-sucking circus begin.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 22, 2018 02:38 PM (NFEMn)

442 >>Does anyone know why PDT completely pussied out on the declassification gambit?

I think he wants the IG cover.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 22, 2018 02:38 PM (r9UYA)

443 Typical fog of peace, I guess.


Can't see how "details to be worked out" would suffice.


That was the whole point. Committee letter laid out details with great specificity. Said this was take it/leave it situation.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 02:38 PM (QDnY+)

444
Does anyone know why PDT completely pussied out on the declassification gambit? That surrender is particularly galling to me.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 22, 2018 02:34 PM (59zIf)

He hasn't pussed out.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at September 22, 2018 02:38 PM (FTXAT)

445 He sneakily gave Mueller an overbroad mandate and hasn't kept him on a leash.

What do you do with a dog you want run over in the road?

Posted by: DaveA at September 22, 2018 02:39 PM (FhXTo)

446 Posted by: JoeF. at September 22, 2018 02:35 PM

Well, he tweeted out that he's not doing it now, but reserves the right to in the future. If it's really because, even as President, that he can't do it, then we might as well put up the chairs and turn out the lights right now.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 22, 2018 02:39 PM (59zIf)

447 Does anyone know why PDT completely pussied out on the declassification gambit?

I think he wants the IG cover.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 22, 2018 02:38 PM (r9UYA)

The upcoming mid -terms are throwing everything out of whack.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 22, 2018 02:39 PM (NFEMn)

448
Drudge headline: "Christine will testify"

So, why is it that with chicks it's always the friendly, informal first name?

Posted by: Old Dude at September 22, 2018 02:39 PM (LGXGf)

449 >>Ugh. Let the oxygen-sucking circus begin.

Turtles require very little oxygen to survive.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 22, 2018 02:39 PM (r9UYA)

450 hope they hop her up on whatever meds Strzok was on for his hearing.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2018 02:37 PM (mUa7G)



Smug, smarmy arrogant meds

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 22, 2018 02:39 PM (SiINZ)

451 Hearing Thursday

Posted by: Fox2! at September 22, 2018 02:40 PM (brIR5)

452 She will not testify. This is a ploy to get another extension do to misunderstanding about the conditioned etc.... and further humiliate Grassly. No way are they going to let her loose. It would be like Obama without his teleprompter.

Posted by: Ripley at September 22, 2018 02:40 PM (MxEKc)

453 Pergram reporting as above - next week, timing and details to be worked out.


But I can't believe Grassley will accept this.


Committee was very comprehensive and detailed in their final offer letter.


And timing is not that flexible.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 02:41 PM (QDnY+)

454 Hmmm... early pet nood.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 02:41 PM (/qEW2)

455 Well, he tweeted out that he's not doing it now, but reserves the right to in the future. If it's really because, even as President, that he can't do it, then we might as well put up the chairs and turn out the lights right now.
Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 22, 2018 02:39 PM (59zIf)

I think he CAN do it anytime he wants. But I'm thinking they (Kelly?) convinced him that doing it right now would throw Washington into turmoil at a time he's trying to get his SCOTUS nominee through and deal with the all-important mid-terms....

Posted by: JoeF. at September 22, 2018 02:41 PM (NFEMn)

456 The link goes nowhere click it and you get the homepage. He's trolling.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2018 02:41 PM (mMMjw)

457 The left just pulled Grassley's pants down again in public. The sad part is, he probably doesn't even realize his old man balls are out there flapping in the wind.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 22, 2018 02:42 PM (r9UYA)

458 "Does anyone know why PDT completely pussied out on the declassification gambit? "

He didn't. It's his usual pattern of escalating a threat while allowing the bad guys to freak out and discredit themselves. You can only declassify the documents once but you can induce panic over and over. He's also not going to strp on Kavanaugh unless it's useful to do so.

Posted by: GalosGann at September 22, 2018 02:42 PM (Dl9Eq)

459 Ford requested Thursday. Don't give it to her.


Wednesday. As already offered.


She can arrange her sock drawer later.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 02:42 PM (QDnY+)

460 The upcoming mid -terms are throwing everything out of whack.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 22, 2018 02:39 PM (NFEMn)

People voted for Trump precisely to throw everything out of whack.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at September 22, 2018 02:43 PM (rnXGe)

461 The upcoming mid -terms are throwing everything out of whack.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 22, 2018 02:39 PM

The midterms are WHY he needed to put this out there. This was the October surprise. Keeping this arrow in his quiver is stupid if he loses both houses of Congress. It won't matter what he has on the deep state if that happens.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 22, 2018 02:43 PM (59zIf)

462 451
Hearing Thursday

Posted by: Fox2! at September 22, 2018 02:40 PM (brIR5)

LOLOL!!!!!

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at September 22, 2018 02:43 PM (rnXGe)

463 She will not testify. This is a ploy to get another extension do to misunderstanding about the conditioned etc.... and further humiliate Grassly. No way are they going to let her loose. It would be like Obama without his teleprompter.
Posted by: Ripley at September 22, 2018 02:40 PM (MxEKc)

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This. There will be last minute "issues". No way in hell this lying scrunt testifies under oath.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 02:44 PM (I16G8)

464 Ford team STILL taking shots at committee (leaks that have tainted the process).


Come on, Grassley staff.


FFS, this has been a trainwreck (for the other side) since the outset.


Repeat after me: the committee's very generous and even indulgent offer stands, no need or chance of modifying it, Ford has not accepted, vote on Monday.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 02:44 PM (QDnY+)

465 Jaco Pastorious is a talented bass player.


Was.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 22, 2018 02:44 PM (yQpMk)

466 The upcoming mid -terms are throwing everything out of whack.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 22, 2018 02:39 PM

The midterms are WHY he needed to put this out there. This was the October surprise. Keeping this arrow in his quiver is stupid if he loses both houses of Congress. It won't matter what he has on the deep state if that happens.

I don't disagree.
Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 22, 2018 02:43 PM (59zIf)

Posted by: JoeF. at September 22, 2018 02:45 PM (NFEMn)

467 Was crazy too. Too bad he was self destructive.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2018 02:46 PM (mMMjw)

468 I'm fairly sure few people understand the mechanics (the reality) of what's going on with declassification order. "Retreat" and "backed off" etc., standard immediate reactions to almost everything that happens, probably not well founded.


There are several ways the key info can come out.


Don't think Trump will allow it to stay hidden. Nunes certainly has raised expectations, esp. on the FISA affidavit material.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 02:46 PM (QDnY+)

469
The midterms are WHY he needed to put this out there. This was the October surprise



It's late September and you really should be back at school.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 22, 2018 02:47 PM (TAmPV)

470 This. There will be last minute "issues". No way in hell this lying scrunt testifies under oath.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 02:44 PM (I16G

Right and why are they insisting on Thursday when the deal was Wednesday. What is so crucial about that 24 hour difference? Are the "other" women who are going to say Kavanaugh assaulted them a little slow to materialize?

Does she have to hop a train?

Is she at a clinic drying out?

Posted by: JoeF. at September 22, 2018 02:48 PM (NFEMn)

471 Nothing from Grassley/Judiciary, yet.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 02:48 PM (QDnY+)

472 Agreeing to testify 'with conditions' really isn't agreeing, is it?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 22, 2018 02:49 PM (oVJmc)

473 Right and why are they insisting on Thursday when
the deal was Wednesday. What is so crucial about that 24 hour
difference? Are the "other" women who are going to say Kavanaugh
assaulted them a little slow to materialize?



Does she have to hop a train?



Is she at a clinic drying out?



Posted by: JoeF. at September 22, 2018 02:48 PM (NFEMn)

New SC session starts next Monday. If the hearing is Thursday this guarantees he's not seated before then even if confirmed.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at September 22, 2018 02:49 PM (rnXGe)

474 You can only declassify the documents once but you can induce panic over and over.


He's going to carpet bomb DC with them. It will be the October Surprise, it will create a media shitstorm that will motivate Pubbies and make Dems cower.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2018 02:49 PM (mMMjw)

475 Kav doesn't have to be seated on SCOTUS by 10/1 to participate in fall term cases.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 02:50 PM (QDnY+)

476 I'll also add this is exactl what I predicted last Sunday and rec'd TONS of hate for it.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at September 22, 2018 02:50 PM (rnXGe)

477 "Right and why are they insisting on Thursday when
the deal was Wednesday. What is so crucial about that 24 hour
difference? Are the "other" women who are going to say Kavanaugh
assaulted them a little slow to materialize?






Posted by: JoeF"
No reason. Just to complicate, annoy and force Grassley to concede and humiliate him a little more. Until the next complication.

Posted by: Ripley at September 22, 2018 02:51 PM (MxEKc)

478 And I dont know how common people took pictures at high school keggers in 1980s. I was born in 1993. I doubt they could do it as simply as flipping a selfie.

Posted by: Myriad Jack at September 22, 2018 11:17 AM (97I0d)

No. I'd been out of high school for ten years in 1983, but even then it was still strictly film cameras. And the film developing places had rules about what sorts of images they would print. Sure, even back in the day sometimes at parties you'd have someone taking snapshots with their Kodak Instamatic, but as a rule it was just people standing around, maybe a beer in their hand, mugging for the camera, but that was about it.

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at September 22, 2018 02:51 PM (p0pYQ)

479 Right and why are they insisting on Thursday when the deal was Wednesday. What is so crucial about that 24 hour difference? Are the "other" women who are going to say Kavanaugh assaulted them a little slow to materialize?

Does she have to hop a train?

Is she at a clinic drying out?
Posted by: JoeF. at September 22, 2018 02:48 PM (NFEMn)

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Thursday means that Kav cannot be voted on and sworn in by 10/1 ro start the new SCOTUS term. No idea why this is so important to them, as he can join a day or two later.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 02:51 PM (I16G8)

480 Let the oxygen-sucking circus begin.

Never thought I'd live to see the day when things just went to shit as they indeed have. I had an inkling of what was to come when Bubba Clintoon was reelected. The Obama Tribulations pretty much sealed it but I guess the resultant tsunami was just too much. Gotta keep fighting but what a f'n mess.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at September 22, 2018 02:52 PM (Tyii7)

481 475
Kav doesn't have to be seated on SCOTUS by 10/1 to participate in fall term cases.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 02:50 PM (QDnY+)

Just wait, the calls for his recusal will come if he's confirmed after Oct 1.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at September 22, 2018 02:52 PM (rnXGe)

482 Thursday means that Kav cannot be voted on and sworn
in by 10/1 ro start the new SCOTUS term. No idea why this is so
important to them, as he can join a day or two later.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 02:51 PM (I16G

Got a link?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at September 22, 2018 02:53 PM (rnXGe)

483
This. There will be last minute "issues". No way in hell this lying scrunt testifies under oath.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 02:44 PM


She'll agree to Thurs and on Wed she'll have emotional issues and require a postponement.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 22, 2018 02:53 PM (TAmPV)

484 and why are they insisting on Thursday when
the deal was Wednesday. What is so crucial about that 24 hour
difference?



Goal post maneuvers:

Ever see one of those pron flicks where the chick takes the guy right to the edge then squashes it?

Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2018 02:53 PM (mMMjw)

485 Hearing Thursday

Posted by: Fox2! at September 22, 2018 02:40 PM (brIR5)

No it is not... the amount of misreporting on this is ridiculous.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at September 22, 2018 02:53 PM (FTXAT)

486 Ford agrees.....to keep negotiating.
And the GOP will delay again.

They are being played like a Stradavarius by Team Ford. It is embarrassing .

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 02:55 PM (pUZdr)

487 485. Oh, come in! Don't deny the doomers their moments of joy.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 02:55 PM (fA1SL)

488 Here's something I just though of. Maybe RBG is really close to the end of the line--I mean like only days away from the inevitable--and they keep putting this Ford thing off in the hope that the "inevitable" happens BEFORE Kavanaugh is confirmed so they can raise an uproar and say that no one should be confirmed until after the mid terms.

I admit this theory is 'out there." But who knows?

Posted by: JoeF. at September 22, 2018 02:56 PM (NFEMn)

489 Oh good grief, the Washington Compost is running an article headlined:

"Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford moved 3,000 miles to reinvent her life. It wasn't far enough."

I glanced at the article and it's every bit the bilge scum you would expect.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at September 22, 2018 02:57 PM (WEBkv)

490 Got a link?
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at September 22, 2018 02:53 PM (rnXGe)

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Sure. Google up "Senate Judiciary Voting Rules".

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 02:57 PM (I16G8)

491 Grassley is so fucking stupid.

Posted by: Blago at September 22, 2018 02:57 PM (UfkIY)

492 Oct surprise?

It's not October yet.

Trump tweets morning of 21st?
Allies have asked him not to release because...?

Is having IG look at them...

Qmap.pub

You'll love the pic of our POTUS towards the top.

Scroll down at least until you see the Greatest Military Intelligence Operation of All Time poster type graphic then read your way to the top.

Questions asked and questions answered.

Posted by: teej at September 22, 2018 02:57 PM (n2LT3)

493 Kav doesn't have to be seated on SCOTUS by 10/1 to participate in fall term cases.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 02:50 PM (QDnY+)
**************


Thought the time necessity pertained to him being on the team in time for scheduling.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2018 02:57 PM (mMMjw)

494 ord agrees.....to keep negotiating.
And the GOP will delay again.

They are being played like a Stradavarius by Team Ford. It is embarrassing .
Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 02:55 PM (pUZdr)

I'm going out on a limb here and say that Grassley puts a stop to it right now.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 22, 2018 02:57 PM (NFEMn)

495 I saw this on Conservative Treehouse. I thought that it was pretty good:

Dr Suess-Ford.

I will not testify
first or last.
I will not testify
slow or fast.
Theres nothing more for me to say.
I can't remember anyway.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 02:57 PM (AllCR)

496
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 02:57 PM (AllCR)

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

Heh.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at September 22, 2018 02:58 PM (WEBkv)

497 "Agreeing to testify 'with conditions' really isn't agreeing, is it?Posted by: Mr. Peebles
right, they now met the deadline, but didn't meet the agreement.


The whole time they have "agreed", but only with unagreeable conditions. The deadline was for agreeable conditions.

Saw one commenter another place say it was Flake (supposedly it was on Fox) that demanded the extension, not sure what Flake is demanding now. It actually seems Flake is in on the whole scam from the start.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2018 02:58 PM (Cus5s)

498 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 02:57

lol

Posted by: Notorious BFD at September 22, 2018 02:59 PM (Tyii7)

499 Now the question is how they game the delays past the November elections. They only need one more month. Doesn't the committee require 5 days notice for their vote? That's one week. Then how many days of full Senate debate? How can they prolong or delay that? More hearings?

I wouldn't be surprised to see a push for five new federal holidays in the month of October to be passed next week.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at September 22, 2018 03:00 PM (rnXGe)

500 >>491
Grassley is so fucking stupid.

He's one of the many DC relics on anti-dementia pharms. He should have been gone years ago.

Drooling imbecile he is.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 22, 2018 03:00 PM (r9UYA)

501 It actually seems Flake is in on the whole scam from the start.

Probably on the Soros payroll.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at September 22, 2018 03:00 PM (Tyii7)

502 Saw one commenter another place say it was Flake (supposedly it was on Fox) that demanded the extension, not sure what Flake is demanding now. It actually seems Flake is in on the whole scam from the start.
Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2018 02:58 PM (Cus5s)

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Flake, Murky, Miss Linsey and Collins all said they wanted to hear what she has to say.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 03:01 PM (I16G8)

503 Calls for recusal will 1) make no sense, obviously 2) be ignored. Not an issue.


The beauty of this thing, from the get-go. Kav will be confirmed, maximum potential damage will be inflicted on Dems (by themselves) as they do their fund-raising antics.


Sens Tester, Donnelly, et al, surely are delighted with all this. Heh.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 03:01 PM (QDnY+)

504 Flake, Murky, Miss Linsey and Collins all said they wanted to hear what she has to say.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 03:01 PM (I16G

Yes, but that was six deadlines ago.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 22, 2018 03:02 PM (NFEMn)

505 For the Nth and last time, I'll note that Flake publicly and quickly called for Monday testimony or Monday vote, earlier this week.


Maybe that was a lie, or a pose, none of us knows. But I am not aware of any *public* modification to that stance.


It's not Flake, or Collins.


It's Julia.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 03:02 PM (QDnY+)

506 So I just saw a Fox News headline that said Ford has agreed to testify. On Thursday.


"Wednesday" is an agreement. "Thursday" is a demand.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 03:03 PM (lwiT4)

507
Oh good grief, the Washington Compost is running an article headlined:



"Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford moved 3,000 miles to reinvent her life. It wasn't far enough."



I glanced at the article and it's every bit the bilge scum you would expect.


My wife is still on Facebook. I ran across the usual assholes wailing about how women who claim these things are STILL not believed!!! OMG!!!

I wanted to suggest a few women's names, like Jackie, or Crystal, or Tawana...

And also to wish that these harpies have THEIR son accused of the exact same thing.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 22, 2018 03:03 PM (oVJmc)

508 Grassley tweet this morning specified PT



Ain't it awesome how government is run through Twitter now?

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 02:31 PM (EYzKS)

I looked at Grassley's tweets. I don't see anything about specific times or time zones.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at September 22, 2018 03:03 PM (FTXAT)

509 Given the run-up and the committee letter, I don't see how Grassley indulges this latest inept, amateurish attempt at delay.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 03:03 PM (QDnY+)

510 sounds like Trump will have the IG determine if a few things should be redacted, which should protect Trump while not letting the guilt parties at the FBI redact the things that reveal their guilt (as has been the case)
allies don't want it exposed that they conspired with the guilty parts of our FBI/CIA to stop Trump before and after the election (and their help in framing Trump was probably part and parcel of protecting Crooked Hillary).

But being exposed is not what would cause "international tensions with allies", it is the fact they conspired with a globalist mafia against our Republic. Expose them, or (counter offer) bring us the heads of the traitors on pikes.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2018 03:05 PM (Cus5s)

511 Given the run-up and the committee letter, I don't see how Grassley indulges this latest inept, amateurish attempt at delay.
Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 03:03 PM (QDnY+)

I agree.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 22, 2018 03:05 PM (NFEMn)

512 And also to wish that these harpies have THEIR son accused of the exact same thing.

At this rate, that will happen. Relationship gone bad? Just hurl out an unsubstantiated accusation and you've got your revenge.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at September 22, 2018 03:06 PM (Tyii7)

513 Yes, but that was six deadlines ago.
Posted by: JoeF. at September 22, 2018 03:02 PM (NFEMn)

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

True enough. No idea where they all are at right now with this utter shitshow.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 03:06 PM (I16G8)

514 Under Fire, will you post some reviews of the Chinese bore-snakes when you use them?


It's the kind of item that I would think would be OK, work pretty much the same (they're not precision tools, after all), but maybe just not last as long?


Sorry for not responding earlier. I'm thinking they're cheap enough that it was worth a shot, right?


Love those things. They fit perfectly into my right-sized (i.e., reduced and simplified) regular gun cleaning routines.


Which reminds me, ugh. 1911 needs its 1,000-round detail strip/cleaning, and the M-1 needs a bore clean, even though only 24 rounds fired on Thursday.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 03:07 PM (QDnY+)

515
And also to wish that these harpies have THEIR son accused of the exact same thing.

Ford supposedly has two teenage sons

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 22, 2018 03:09 PM (TAmPV)

516 >>Sorry for not responding earlier. I'm thinking they're cheap enough that it was worth a shot, right?

No problem. I thought the same thing. I love to use the boresnake vs brushes on sticks. Thanks.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 22, 2018 03:10 PM (r9UYA)

517 From Fox News:
















Christine Blasey Ford on Saturday
accepted the Senate Judiciary Committee's request to testify about an
alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and
asked that the hearing be held on Thursday.













This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.






















Posted by: olddog in mo at September 22, 2018 03:10 PM (Dhht7)

518 Understanding that we're all human.
I don't understand why verifiable information is misstated as fact.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2018 03:10 PM (mMMjw)

519 That's what I get for copy/paste from Fox News site.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 22, 2018 03:11 PM (Dhht7)

520 Lol. It is written. We've lost, gents. Kavanaugh aint happening. This is now firmly in the hands of Democrats and it's going to go where they want it to go. Kavanugh withdrawal when?

Posted by: RichardWindsor at September 22, 2018 03:11 PM (db5dt)

521 Involving the IG in the declass exercise makes zero sense to me. Not what an IG is for, nor functionally/substantively in an IG's wheelhouse (unless IG aggregates views of substantive players and presents some sort of neutral fer/agin' matrix to decision-makers).


As I noted at the beginning, with my usual impact on Horde understanding (heh), declass is a process, even under Trump's order - it's not a simple, instant release of everything specified.


But I don't get involving the IG. Normal process would be agency requests for redactions or non-release, to be reviewed up the chain, accepted or rejected. With POTUS being top of the chain.


Best viewed as a Black Box that will issue whatever it issues, probably. I am very skeptical of the likely impact of much of this material (not because it isn't incendiary - but because no press, and dumbed down electorate), have pooh-pooh'd it all along. Which puts me opposite Nunes, who knows a lot more than I do, so maybe it'll be good.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 03:12 PM (QDnY+)

522 @510- illiniwek

Bingo!

And did Rosenstien call Lerner 4 times in last 11 days?
Is Lerner singing like a bird?
Why has Comet been so quiet lately?

Keep calm.
The patriots are in control.

Posted by: teej at September 22, 2018 03:12 PM (n2LT3)

523 Lol. It is written. We've lost, gents. Kavanaugh aint happening. This is now firmly in the hands of Democrats and it's going to go where they want it to go. Kavanugh withdrawal when?
Posted by: RichardWindsor at September 22, 2018 03:11 PM (db5dt)
Kav will be confirmed. They are just delaying the inevitable with their nonsense....

Posted by: JoeF. at September 22, 2018 03:13 PM (NFEMn)

524 Kav withdraw? Nope, not likely. If he's not guilty as smeared - which seems most probably the case - then no, he's not withdrawing.


We'll see soon enough. But nothing indicates that's the likely outcome.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 03:13 PM (QDnY+)

525 So Katz and Ford are still at where they were last Tuesday. And why did Katz cc Andrew McCabe's lawyer in her latest BS?

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 03:14 PM (l7Kbv)

526 Oops. Left out Did Lerner record the calls?

Posted by: teej at September 22, 2018 03:15 PM (n2LT3)

527 Pergram picking up negative vibes, and making obvious observations, on inadequacy of Ford team response.


Can't see how Grassley goes along with this. Committee offer letter was comprehensive, detailed, and compelling.


Forget about Julia, GOP. She's not going to save Tester and Co., and she's not going to sink your mostly useless House incumbents.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 03:16 PM (QDnY+)

528 The vote should have been held last night at 10:01pm

It's over. The gop got rolled yet again.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 03:18 PM (pUZdr)

529 Glad I'm on the back 9 of life. Wouldn't want to be in the gene donation pool right now for all of the tea in Russia.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at September 22, 2018 03:18 PM (Tyii7)

530 GOP Senate Judicial Committee, has been successfully hijacked by the minority Senate Democrats.

Hearing will be when Ford wants it, delayed further if she wants it, on whatever terms she demands, except that Kavanaugh will speak last, as of course was going to (that's why Democrats demanded the opposite, so they could "give" on something, and Grassley can rip off his shirt and show his chiseled six-pack to the world, and proudly proclaim his negotiating skill and GOP opinion writers can commend Grassley on his statesmanship and gentlemanly essence.)

Without evidence, because there is none, it is purely he said, she said, and the gallery will be full of SHES, She-famous celebrities, Green-haired fattie Shes that will endliessly disrupt Kavanaugh's turn to speak. Bras will be burned on the steps of the Supreme Court.

Behold Senators Flake and Collins, who in the teeth of all of this, are going to surprise all of us and publicly announce they do not believe the accuser and will confirm Kavanaugh. Right. Lol.

Lucy and the football. Dear. God.

Posted by: RichardWindsor at September 22, 2018 03:19 PM (db5dt)

531 Lol. It is written. We've lost, gents. Kavanaugh aint happening. This is now firmly in the hands of Democrats and it's going to go where they want it to go. Kavanugh withdrawal when?
Posted by: RichardWindsor at September 22, 2018 03:11 PM (db5dt)

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No way he withdraws. This is for his whole career. He's not gonna volunteer to give it all up.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 03:22 PM (I16G8)

532
Lol. It is written. We've lost, gents. Kavanaugh aint happening. This is now firmly in the hands of Democrats and it's going to go where they want it to go. Kavanugh withdrawal when?
Posted by: RichardWindsor at September 22, 2018 03:11 PM (db5dt)

He can't withdraw. Even if he does and returns to the DCCircutCourt dems have vowed to remove him.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 22, 2018 03:23 PM (TAmPV)

533 It's over. The gop got rolled yet again.
Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 03:18 PM (pUZdr)

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This prediction from you actually cheers me up, given your accuracy percentages.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 03:24 PM (I16G8)

534 He will be pulled.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 03:24 PM (pUZdr)

535 It's over? Hmm. Better inform the media. Doesn't appear to be over at all.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 03:25 PM (QDnY+)

536 That explains why Bromwich was cc'd. He is now part of Ford's legal team, and he had to resign from his law partnership over his decision.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 03:26 PM (l7Kbv)

537 I predicted exactly this...endless delays with no votes. I was only wrong in that Kav would withdraw himself last week. My timing was off, he will be pulled or withdraw. He will never get a vote, let alone be confirmed.

How some of you could have seen the last week play out and still have confidence in the gop is bewildering.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 03:27 PM (pUZdr)

538 I see Gowdy has crawled from under his rock again and says the FISA docs are embarrassing for Brennan, DOJ, and the FBI. Embarrassing?

GFY Gowdy and go back to Bad Hair Holler and EABOD.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 22, 2018 03:28 PM (r9UYA)

539 Just tired of Nevershankles. What is the point of his saying the same thing over and over and over again?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 03:29 PM (AllCR)

540 He will be pulled.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 03:24 PM (pUZdr)



Finally!!

Oh, you meant Judge Kav. I got all excited there for a minute.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 03:29 PM (lwiT4)

541 Feinstein is a pimp. She could never have outfought Grassley..

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 22, 2018 03:29 PM (yQpMk)

542 /531 I think he's the real deal, a gentleman and scholar. I think there is a good chance he will withdrawal. Not on his own account. I suspect strongly that he is the type that would tell Trump "I'll see it through all the way, if you want me to."

But if Flake or Collins privately won't vote to send the Confirmation vote to the full Senate, then Kavanaugh can't be confirmed, and won't be. There will be lots of behind-the-scene discussions with Senate republicans, lot's of yelling (no doubt), but the calls will conclude with Trump picking up the phone and dialing Kavanaugh to tell him that it ain't happening, and it's best for Trump, if Kavanaugh withdraws instead of failing to proceed out of the Senate Judicial Committee. Kavanuagh will pen a very solemn and classy letter, withdrawing from consideration based on "family reasons," and of course he'll have to reiterate that the charges against him are completely false. Maybe he goes back to the Appellate Court, works for a year, then retires.

Schumer, DiFi and the rest of them, and their media allies, activists and voters will drink champaign and hold pussy-hat parties. 43 days before the midterm elections.

Lol. (Cry.)

Posted by: RichardWindsor at September 22, 2018 03:30 PM (db5dt)

543 thanks rhomboid ... yeah, Trump says "unredacted" but was specific on certain pages, which I assumed someone had already reviewed.

What we have seen, Sara Carter says, her sources say ... they have seen the unredacted things and the ones that were redacted were to protect the criminals (FBI) ... they did not reveal sources and methods. And they have always hid behind that, and behind "under investigation/obstruction" ... as they run the coup.

Public opinion might change quite a bit if there are clear orders to (essentially) tell any lie to take down Trump, and protect Hillary. But I have no idea how the coup just continues, despite a few people being fired, and promises of prosecution.

if it is one giant Sting ... OK, I guess, maybe. But certainly the corruption is everywhere ... so we need more R senators.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2018 03:30 PM (Cus5s)

544 I predicted exactly this...

There's no place like home. There's no place like home.

Posted by: Dorothy at September 22, 2018 03:30 PM (Tyii7)

545 Doomers - I repeat.
You can leave whenever you want.
Rope. Chair. Ceiling joist

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 03:31 PM (fA1SL)

546 Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 03:29 PM (lwiT4)

You are a treasure here. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 03:31 PM (AllCR)

547 What is the point of his saying the same thing over and over and over again?

It may just be a nervous tic.

Posted by: Dorothy at September 22, 2018 03:32 PM (Tyii7)

548 Yeah will Nunes has been pretty insistent and pretty aggressive in his teasing of the import of the FISA affidavit section (the first one, I think). As always he has actually been very careful not to violate classification rules but he implies the "insurance policy" is outlined there, and that it was clearly improper.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 03:32 PM (QDnY+)

549 Jesus Christ, a couple commenters staining the site with their constant doom and despair will make you want to blow your brains out or open an artery or vein in the bathtub.

Fucking A, have some fun and laugh and enjoy winning and punching back for the first time in decades.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 03:32 PM (KaupC)

550
The gardener plants an evergreen
Whilst trampling on a flower
I chase the wind of a prism ship
To taste the sweet and sour


- Q Anon

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 22, 2018 03:32 PM (yQpMk)

551 547. Touch of the tism? Nah. He's only ever really happy when GEOTUS seems tobbe having trouble.
Really makes ya think.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 03:33 PM (fA1SL)

552 Also

Remember yesterday when I was a NeverTrump troll for pointing out the obvious that Flake was a no? Good times.

Who is next? I say Murkie by 4pm est today.

And I stand by my prediction that Kav withdraws by tomorrow EOB.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 17, 2018 01:58 PM (iD4Ml)

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 22, 2018 03:33 PM (yQpMk)

553 I predicted exactly this...endless delays with no votes. I was only wrong in that Kav would withdraw himself last week. My timing was off, he will be pulled or withdraw. He will never get a vote, let alone be confirmed.

How some of you could have seen the last week play out and still have confidence in the gop is bewildering.
Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 03:27 PM (pUZdr)

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You predicted many things. How many of those predictions have been correct? Oh, yeah. Jack and shit.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 03:34 PM (I16G8)

554 Dear God. I do sound like a doomer. Fuck I hate politics. On to good news. Artichokes?

Posted by: RichardWindsor at September 22, 2018 03:35 PM (db5dt)

555

Yea, Alabama! Drown 'em Tide!
Every 'Bama man's behind you,
Hit your stride.
Go teach the Bulldogs to behave,
Send the Yellow Jackets to a watery grave.
And if a man starts to weaken,
That's a shame!
For Bama's pluck and grit have
Writ her name in Crimson flame.
Fight on, fight on, fight on men!
Remember the Rose Bowl, we'll win then.
Go, roll to victory,
Hit your stride,
You're Dixie's football pride,
Crimson Tide, Roll Tide, Roll Tide!!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 22, 2018 03:36 PM (yQpMk)

556 From what I see of it, it isn't an agreement to do anything other than make further demands. So, putting my lighter fluid away till events happen in real time.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 03:36 PM (lwiT4)

557 Nah, purely on a tactical level, the genie that Mitch and Co. happily unbottled to sink Moore will grow to 1,000-ft tall, and be unstoppable, if they let this amateurish hit job succeed. So they won't.


Besides which, Kav's their kind of guy, not the sort who's left behind during retreats.


"Doomers" and all are welcome, free speech is alive and well at the HQ - but evaluations of that speech are allowed too.


Kav will be confirmed, and this is a potential big own-goal by the Dems for their vulnerable incumbents.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 03:36 PM (QDnY+)

558 Looks like an early night for Kavenaugh!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 22, 2018 03:38 PM (oVJmc)

559 I really think McConnell has too much on the line to fail on this.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 03:38 PM (yQpMk)

560 Could be worse. Could be President Hillary. Could be Ford's lawyer on the Supreme Court.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 03:39 PM (lwiT4)

561 Palp, wishing death on people paying attention. How civil.

I would love to be proven wrong about everything. But the longer these farces are drawn out, the more the false narratives cement themselves, and the more wobbly and cowardly the usual suspects become.

I'm sorry. I don't like the idea that our leaders are all cowards who don't really want to fight the left on anything. But I didn't create that situation.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 22, 2018 03:39 PM (55orB)

562 Never underestimate the turtle's ability to fail

Posted by: NCKate at September 22, 2018 03:40 PM (Jv60O)

563 >>560
Could be worse. Could be President Hillary. Could be Ford's lawyer on the Supreme Court.


Posted by: grammie winger

could be no wall on the border...oh wait.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 22, 2018 03:40 PM (r9UYA)

564 /560 Touche. So true.

Posted by: RichardWindsor at September 22, 2018 03:40 PM (db5dt)

565 Never underestimate the turtle's ability to fail


at things he doesn't want to happen.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 03:40 PM (yQpMk)

566 Bama intercepts on 2nd play of the game.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 03:41 PM (yQpMk)

567 It'll take me at least until November 7th to walk to D.C. to testify.

I hope the mean old white Republican men in the Senate can understand that.

Posted by: Christine Blasey Ford at September 22, 2018 03:42 PM (k5hWy)

568 First Bama play from scrimmage, TD pass.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 03:43 PM (yQpMk)

569 Trust me he will be confirmed....100% no reason to worry.

From the people who were sure the original Thursday vote would never ever be delayed, and who were sure the 5pm and 10pm deadlines would never be extended.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 03:44 PM (pUZdr)

570
Here is the communication from Ford's lawyer - outlining their 'acceptance', which is no acceptance at all.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7qbxfrl




Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 03:44 PM (lwiT4)

571 7-0 Tide.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 03:44 PM (yQpMk)

572 From the people who were sure the original Thursday vote would never ever be delayed, and who were sure the 5pm and 10pm deadlines would never be extended.


In fairness, it's moot since he withdrew last Thursday.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 03:45 PM (yQpMk)

573 Doomers - I repeat.
You can leave whenever you want.
Rope. Chair. Ceiling joist

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 03:31 PM (fA1SL)



Yep.
Kavanaugh goes to SCOTUS, more Rs are elected, wind for Trump increases, fence sitters sway to Trump.

Some Dems self immolate, others spontaneously combust. Slowly but inexorably through the year 2024 America will become more conservative.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2018 03:46 PM (mMMjw)

574 Rusty, not cowardly and wobbly, really, just a very poor reading of the politix. Julia (single young female voters, plus, in this case, select suburban female voters) are almost the entire point of this exercise, from the Dems' side.


But: I cannot believe this is getting major traction (i.e. changing any votes/getting anyone to the polls) with those dumb demos; further, the counter-reaction by "normals", indies, et al, I am confident, will greatly outweigh any small traction that is achieved.


As I've been saying - up until last night, Grassley's indulgent approach was perfect. Last night's "extension" could be seen as just one last bit of creating that image of total reasonableness and accommodation (I don't think it was needed).


Playing along further, now? THAT would be outright stupid.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 03:47 PM (QDnY+)

575 "Dear Senator Grassley

Christine Ford has died of dysentery. Click here to see your final score--"

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 22, 2018 03:47 PM (oVJmc)

576 Wait no ... it was last Tuesday.

heh.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 03:47 PM (yQpMk)

577 Trust me he will be confirmed....100% no reason to worry.

From the people who were sure the original Thursday vote would never ever be delayed, and who were sure the 5pm and 10pm deadlines would never be extended.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 03:44 PM (pUZdr)

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This from the Eeyore that assured us that Kav would withdraw himself by EOD last Tuesday. Sure. OK.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 03:47 PM (I16G8)

578 I don't know how news outlets can call that response "an acceptance".

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 03:48 PM (lwiT4)

579 Some of us make few predictions, never made predictions about "deadlines".


Kav will be confirmed, and any remotely informed or experienced reading of the public info makes that a ho-hum easy prediction.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 03:49 PM (QDnY+)

580 Ok i was too early with the withdrawal. Will still happen or Trump pulls nomination. In either scenario there will be no vote.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 03:49 PM (pUZdr)

581 575 "Dear Senator Grassley

Christine Ford has died of dysentery. Click here to see your final score--"
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 22, 2018 03:47 PM (oVJmc)

Fucking NPCs with their dumb Quest Marks!

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 03:50 PM (KaupC)

582 " the counter-reaction by "normals", indies, et al, I am confident, will greatly outweigh any small traction that is achieved."

Agree.

Ford's lawyer wants this to end with Grassley saying no, to say that old white men never let her have her say.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 03:50 PM (1UZdv)

583 In either scenario there will be no vote.

Bet me. If you are right, and Kav is not confirmed, I will not comment for a month. You can do likewise when he is.


Also, 3 and out for the Aggies.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 03:51 PM (yQpMk)

584 Now on to repealing OCare and funding the wall, right Mitch?

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 03:53 PM (pUZdr)

585 Unironicakly, American Horror Story: Cult predicted this.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 03:53 PM (KaupC)

586 grammie, this is an excellent, clear, simple example of the gross distortion that characterizes 95% of "news" reporting.


And note this is the AP - the lifeblood/basic raw material for almost ALL "news" reporting.


Polemics against the press and "fake news" etc etc are a start, but much much more is needed to give the county a chance of making informed decisions.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 03:53 PM (QDnY+)

587 Ok i was too early with the withdrawal. Will still happen or Trump pulls nomination. In either scenario there will be no vote.
Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 03:49 PM (pUZdr)

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Well, sure. Kav has said he is in to win, and, after all, we have all that history of all those times PDT backed down.

He doubles down.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 03:55 PM (I16G8)

588 Grumpy, go bet money if you're so sure. Right now the markets are 60-40 no. You will clean up.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 03:55 PM (pUZdr)

589 It's a fair offer. One month of no comments, after my concession post.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 03:56 PM (yQpMk)

590 587. It's what they do.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 03:56 PM (fA1SL)

591 Trump hates losing but a vote where he is defeated will be a bigger loss than pulling nomination.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 03:56 PM (pUZdr)

592 This is wild speculation, but ....


Grassley should have had a nukyler, extensive response in the can/ready to go for this scenario.


Ford and Co. have beclowned themselves with amateurish, bad-faith stunts, all publicly documented. Julia will never be rational or satisfied, but the electorate is *not* going to see this as anything other than what it was. Ford and Co. have ensured this.


Time to pull the plug.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 03:57 PM (QDnY+)

593 First bad call on offense.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 03:57 PM (yQpMk)

594 I guess you have to "be balanced" but I'd just ram it down their throats until they stop it.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 03:57 PM (yQpMk)

595 I mean, if I say to someone - "We'd love if you would join us for dinner Sunday after church", and they say "Wonderful! I'll be there Tuesday." -- is that an acceptance?

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 03:58 PM (lwiT4)

596 Bad news, Bama had to punt, good news, they downed it on the one foot line.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 03:59 PM (yQpMk)

597 Oh, the speculation part I left out, oops.


The fact that Grassley did not immediately issue the proper, main-battery response to this nonsense makes me wonder if he is actually considering trying to continue with this unnecessary farce.


"It's just a flesh wound, come back, you coward!" is not a good look for an important Senate committee.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 03:59 PM (QDnY+)

598
Trump hates losing but a vote where he is defeated will be a bigger loss than pulling nomination.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 03:56 PM (pUZdr)

BS. A vote puts everbody on the record.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 22, 2018 04:00 PM (TAmPV)

599 595 I mean, if I say to someone - "We'd love if you would join us for dinner Sunday after church", and they say "Wonderful! I'll be there Tuesday." -- is that an acceptance?
Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 03:58 PM (lwiT4)

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More like the sign of someone who has a hearing impediment or a drug problem.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at September 22, 2018 04:01 PM (WEBkv)

600 I mean, if I say to someone - "We'd love if you would join us for dinner Sunday after church", and they say "Wonderful! I'll be there Tuesday." -- is that an acceptance?
Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 03:58 PM (lwiT4)

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All the stories are "details to be worked out". So, just a stall for time. No way this lying beyotch ever takes the stand under oath.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 04:01 PM (I16G8)

601
"We'd love if you would join us for dinner Sunday after church", and they say "Wonderful! I'll be there Tuesday." -- is that an acceptance?

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 03:58 PM (lwiT4)


What are we having?

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 22, 2018 04:03 PM (TAmPV)

602 I mean, if I say to someone - "We'd love if you would join us for dinner Sunday after church", and they say "Wonderful! I'll be there Tuesday." -- is that an acceptance?
Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 03:58 PM (lwiT4)


*hesitates*
*hems, haws*

Are... are you offering to buy everybody dinner tomorrow? Can I bring a cooler for leftovers? Small one, maybe?

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 04:03 PM (y87Qq)

603 What are we having?

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 22, 2018 04:03 PM (TAmPV)



I have some Wasa bread and a jar of pickled herring. Can you bring dessert?

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 04:05 PM (lwiT4)

604 Cool, thanks, grammie. Gonna just chill on your couch overnight if you don't mind. You won't even know I'm here!

Do you have any pizza rolls or anything?

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 04:05 PM (y87Qq)

605 I have some Wasa bread and a jar of pickled herring. Can you bring dessert?


I have a rock.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 04:05 PM (yQpMk)

606 Can I bring a cooler for leftovers? Small one, maybe?

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 04:03 PM (y87Qq)



Leftovers? That's what I'm serving- Leftovers!

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 04:06 PM (lwiT4)

607 Do you have any pizza rolls or anything?

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 04:05 PM (y87Qq)


No. but if we walk about half-mile down the road, there's a hotdog stand what has soft-serve.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 04:07 PM (lwiT4)

608 I have some Wasa bread and a jar of pickled herring. Can you bring dessert?
Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 04:05 PM (lwiT4)

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Fine, I'll bring the grill, the ribs and potatoes. But you have to wash up!

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at September 22, 2018 04:07 PM (WEBkv)

609 597

Of course he is. Jezuz how many times does the gop have to let you down before you figure out they are useless piles of dogshit?

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 04:07 PM (pUZdr)

610 But you have to wash up!

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at September 22, 2018 04:07 PM (WEBkv)



I can do that! Thanks for the eats!

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 04:08 PM (lwiT4)

611 Leftovers? That's what I'm serving- Leftovers!
Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 04:06 PM (lwiT4)


Wonderful! I'll call mom and get her recipe for cream of leftovers soup.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 04:08 PM (y87Qq)

612
I have some Wasa bread and a jar of pickled herring. Can you bring dessert?

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 04:05 PM (lwiT4)


Great! I have a fruitcake from last Christmas.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 22, 2018 04:08 PM (TAmPV)

613 Very nice run by A&M's QB.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 04:08 PM (yQpMk)

614 Ford's lawyer: I'm gonna make you an offer that you can't accept.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 04:09 PM (1UZdv)

615 >>605
I have some Wasa bread and a jar of pickled herring. Can you bring dessert?





I have a rock.

Posted by: Grump928(C)

I'll eat the rock.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 22, 2018 04:09 PM (r9UYA)

616 I think Neverskankles may have a gambling addiction. He keeps suggesting some website where you can vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation. Next thing you know Skankles will be voting on which raindrop gets down the windowpane fastest.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 04:10 PM (AllCR)

617 Great! I have a fruitcake from last Christmas.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 22, 2018 04:08 PM (TAmPV)


This will be my best guest dinner ever. Um, is it just you. or do you have a companion? We only have three chairs.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 04:10 PM (lwiT4)

618 TD Aggies. Pretty badly blown coverage on that pass.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 04:10 PM (yQpMk)

619 TD
99.5

Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2018 04:10 PM (mMMjw)

620 No. but if we walk about half-mile down the road, there's a hotdog stand what has soft-serve.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 04:07 PM (lwiT4)


That should be in the midwest wilderness survival guidebook. "If you follow any road for a half mile, you will eventually find a natural source of soft serve ice cream. Or maybe a bowling alley or mini golf course."

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 04:10 PM (y87Qq)

621 I'll eat the rock.
Posted by: Under Fire at September 22, 2018 04:09 PM (r9UYA)

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Ketchup or mustard on the rock?

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at September 22, 2018 04:10 PM (WEBkv)

622 7-7. It's a game.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 04:10 PM (yQpMk)

623 >>Ketchup or mustard on the rock?

Mustard of course.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 22, 2018 04:11 PM (r9UYA)

624 Knew I should have bet the house this morning Ford would testify aswell as drag it out that Kavanaugh would not see day 1of the SC opening arguments.

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 04:12 PM (T4oHT)

625 616 I think Neverskankles may have a gambling addiction. He keeps suggesting some website where you can vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation. Next thing you know Skankles will be voting on which raindrop gets down the windowpane fastest.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 04:10 PM (AllCR)
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He's the criminal picked up John Douglas when he had his epiphany about the criminal mindset?

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at September 22, 2018 04:12 PM (WEBkv)

626
This will be my best guest dinner ever. Um, is it just you. or do you have a companion? We only have three chairs.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 04:10 PM (lwiT4)


Yes. The fruitcake is my brother he showed up here last Christmas and hasn't left yet.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 22, 2018 04:15 PM (TAmPV)

627 Hey y'all...

How's everyone doing this fine Saturday?

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 22, 2018 04:19 PM (WEFox)

628 "make you an offer you can't accept" ignoramus ...
ha, yeah. seemed like a mistake when she said "all we want is another day , you big meanie" ... cuz then she got it.

But the next ploy "Yes, we will Testify" goes the headlines ... but here are more impossible conditions, just as with all the other times. So again she tried to frame it as Grassley being a bully.

But I'm tired of trying to figure out if this time they will do it, one way or the other. imo K' gets confirmed even with the testimony, but that seems to be up to Flake and the mean girls (Collins, Murk'y).

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2018 04:19 PM (Cus5s)

629 Hey there, SMH. Bein' lazy. You?

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 04:21 PM (y87Qq)

630 TD

Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2018 04:21 PM (mMMjw)

631 Ford's lawyer will force Grassley to say no. Then she'll have Ford publicly release a self-serving personal statement describing the incident to smear Kav, without us seeing her lying ass demeanor let alone cross-examining her.

I joked about Ford being George Kaplan in North by Northwest. She can't testify because she doesn't exist.

I'm not far wrong. Ford is a made-up character, created to fuck with the other side.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 04:21 PM (1UZdv)

632 14-7 Bama

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 04:21 PM (yQpMk)

633 627 Hey y'all...

How's everyone doing this fine Saturday?
Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 22, 2018 04:19 PM (WEFox)

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More importantly, how do you feel? Recovering well?

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at September 22, 2018 04:21 PM (WEBkv)

634 Tagovailoa

Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2018 04:22 PM (mMMjw)

635 Walk-off home run for Card's in bottom of 10th by rookie O'Neal. Woot.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 22, 2018 04:23 PM (Dhht7)

636 So, wth? How long is this going to go on? This is unbelievable. At what point do Republicans sack up and vote him out of committee?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 22, 2018 04:24 PM (ty7RM)

637 Tagovailoa


He certainly adds another thing for the defense to think about. 1st and goal on the 1, I would have expected the pachyderm package.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 04:24 PM (yQpMk)

638 Yep Ignoramus, that's a plausible scenario.


But Kav will have a nukyler rebuttal statement, which will achieve much of what a cross-examination might have.


Can't wait for RBG to leave the court. In all respects. This will look like the US, or even a 1st world country, compared to that.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 04:25 PM (QDnY+)

639 Reported that Ford's team will continue with their clumsy strategy. So Chuck, time's up. Time to do the easy and obvious thing, and move to a vote. The histrionics of the other side will only be more damaging (to them) in the context of a vote.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 04:27 PM (QDnY+)

640 If the only thing Trump achieved after two terms is an honest federal judiciary America will be redeemed for the rest of this century.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2018 04:29 PM (mMMjw)

641 Can't wait for RBG to leave the court. In all respects. This will look like the US, or even a 1st world country, compared to that.
Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 04:25 PM (QDnY+)
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What interests me in all this is why the Dems are expending so much energy over Kavanaugh? RBG has 1 foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. Same with Sotomayer, right?

The Dems are throwing everything they have out there, now, in order to derail this nomination while there's a good chance there's a couple more down the road.

At first, I thought maybe they decided their politics of personal destruction would warn off others but I think it might just have the opposite effect.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at September 22, 2018 04:29 PM (WEBkv)

642 "why the Dems are expending so much energy over Kavanaugh? "

Why did the Nazis hang young boys for desertion in the end game of WWII.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 04:32 PM (1UZdv)

643 >>636
So, wth? How long is this going to go on? This is unbelievable. At what
point do Republicans sack up and vote him out of committee?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin

#twoweeks

Posted by: Under Fire at September 22, 2018 04:33 PM (r9UYA)

644 What interests me in all this is why the Dems are expending so much energy over Kavanaugh? RBG has 1 foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. Same with Sotomayer, right?


They are soldiers for the cause and they don't intend to give an inch....ever.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2018 04:35 PM (mMMjw)

645 Leftists absolutely fear losing the SC, Obamacare only survived because of them, abortion the holy grail of the Left only survives because of it. Gay marriage is another cause only brought bythe SC, even California voted against it. The Left only makes headway by courts.

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 04:35 PM (T4oHT)

646 Ignoramus, was that a reference to the incident that starts out Kershaw's book "The End"? It was similar (boy had as I recall put up a white flag to avoid fighting in his small town when the Allies came).


As I recall Kershaw's conclusion about the robotic resistance of many Germans until the actual end, despite the universal understanding that the cause was lost - he racked it up to conditioned behavior that during the Nazi era became deeply ingrained. It was just the way things were done, and defeat didn't change anything.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 04:35 PM (QDnY+)

647 Some good news, Mikey Moore's new movie is tanking at the theaters. That's all I got.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 22, 2018 04:37 PM (r9UYA)

648 The Aggies are being very tough against the screen pass.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 04:37 PM (yQpMk)

649 Had a little setback as far as my incision, so now, my family has to pack the wound twice a day. I'd do it, but I'm just not that tough to nonchalantly stuff gauze into my belly.

The doctor had to reopen the incision because it wasn't healing correctly. Instead of healing from the inside out, it was healing from the outside in, thus forming a seroma which contained a lot of fluid. No infection, thank God.

Getting referred to some wound care clinic Monday and get a wound pump installed so instead of twice a day, I'll only have to pack the wound every three days.

Kinda weird walking around with a gaping hole in my belly, but the oxycodone and gabpentin helps with the pain.

On the plus side, no malignancy found according to the pathology report, so yay.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 22, 2018 04:39 PM (WEFox)

650 I assume Grassley (and Mitch - and the WH - they're certainly in close consultation on all this) realize it's put up/shut up time ..... for THEM, this time.


Cornyn and Hatch having fun mocking the ham-handed dishonesty and bad faith of the Ford team now on the twatters.


"Leadership" should take a cue from them. Time to harvest the political gainnzzz the crazed opposition is laying before you. A real "me too" phenomenon will probably consume Ellison in MN - this fake one has no national traction.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 04:39 PM (QDnY+)

651 As I recall Kershaw's conclusion about the robotic resistance of many Germans until the actual end, despite the universal understanding that the cause was lost - he racked it up to conditioned behavior that during the Nazi era became deeply ingrained. It was just the way things were done, and defeat didn't change anything.
Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 04:35 PM (QDnY+)
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That and the Benzedrine laced chocolate that was part of their rations. Nothing like going without sleep for days on end to really put someone in that zombie state. (read it somewhere years ago but was never able to confirm)

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at September 22, 2018 04:39 PM (WEBkv)

652
Some good news, Mikey Moore's new movie is tanking at the theaters. That's all I got.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 22, 2018 04:37 PM (r9UYA)



Even the title is stupid.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 22, 2018 04:40 PM (TAmPV)

653 Don't know The End.

The crazed behavior does remind me of Mama Goebbels as shown in Downfall.

The True Believers in our Left are not huge in number, just well positioned. Like engorged dug in ticks in the body politic.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 04:40 PM (1UZdv)

654 On the plus side, no malignancy found according to the pathology report, so yay.
Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 22, 2018 04:39 PM (WEFox)

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Glad you're on the mend. Thank you for the update.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at September 22, 2018 04:41 PM (WEBkv)

655 This Ford hearing has every chance of blowing up in the Republicans face

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 04:45 PM (T4oHT)

656 Ignoramus, highly recommend The End. Quick read.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 04:46 PM (QDnY+)

657 On the plus side, no malignancy found according to the pathology report, so yay.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 22, 2018 04:39 PM (WEFox)



That's such good news. What a relief.

Gabapentin is good stuff and if you think too much just pop another oxy.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2018 04:46 PM (mMMjw)

658 Skip - how do you figure?

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 04:46 PM (QDnY+)

659 Thanks Blake.

The hubs surprised me.

The surgeon showed him how to stuff the wound, and after a momentary flash of shock, he followed her instructions to the letter this morning when he had to repack the wound.

This evening, going to show the daughter how, since she's going to do it during the week in the mornings.

The weird factor is off the charts at the moment as far as this situation is concerned.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 22, 2018 04:47 PM (WEFox)

660 There was never going to be a hearing, IMO.

Ford was the Left's Plan C, and they never thought it would go this far.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 04:47 PM (1UZdv)

661 Well Grassley remains silent. Even the 24-yr old doing his twatters.


They're gonna force me to go reload, clean guns, do some minor yard work, and maybe do a short bike ride on this gorgeous day.


I'll never forgive them.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 04:48 PM (QDnY+)

662 That's such good news. What a relief.

Gabapentin is good stuff and if you think too much just pop another oxy.
Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2018 04:46 PM (mMMjw)

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Thanks. : )

Yes it is. Didn't know it is primarily an anti-epileptic drug.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 22, 2018 04:50 PM (WEFox)

663 Didn't know it is primarily an anti-epileptic drug.

Huh, fancy that. They pumped me so full of that stuff every bad joint in my body felt like it was brand new.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2018 04:53 PM (mMMjw)

664 OK, so we're going to have rolling updates, right?


Tiger's first tee shot (Bander)



Oh, sorry. Missed my assignment by about 2 1/2 hours.

Tiger is playing lights out. Old Tiger. Vintage Tiger. He was like 5 under through his first six, he bogied somewhere.

Still, he's four up and there is not a pack at five and six.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 22, 2018 04:55 PM (fuK7c)

665 The rules set by Ford's lawyer have everything upside down to normal. Kavanaugh is testifying first, then She speaks and Kavanaugh cannot be present like he actually raped her and she is terrified by him. No prosecution can ask questions only white male Republican Senators. He bad question and she will be crying like a fire hydrant with the sound bites how Republicans haved no sympathy towards abused women.

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 04:55 PM (T4oHT)

666 God Bless doctors.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 22, 2018 05:00 PM (WEFox)

667 Gateway Pundit has excerpts of today's WaPo story quoting Ford's husband. From his attempts to paint her pathetically, she sounds nuttier than ever.

Female hysteria + feminist dogma + leftist urge to smash = lies of Dr. Ford.

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 05:01 PM (mk9aG)

668 That was close

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 05:02 PM (T4oHT)

669 The rules set by Ford's lawyer have everything
upside down to normal. Kavanaugh is testifying first, then She speaks
and Kavanaugh cannot be present like he actually raped her and she is
terrified by him. No prosecution can ask questions only white male
Republican Senators. He bad question and she will be crying like a fire
hydrant with the sound bites how Republicans haved no sympathy towards
abused women.

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 04:55 PM (T4oHT)

Judiciary already said no to Kav testifying first and also told her no on the no lawyers demand. They also told her no on Thursday already. We will see if they stick to that.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at September 22, 2018 05:03 PM (FTXAT)

670 No game if Aggies can't hold 'em.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2018 05:04 PM (mMMjw)

671 He bad question and she will be crying like a fire hydrant with the sound bites how Republicans haved no sympathy towards abused women.
Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 04:55 PM (T4oHT)

That's the whole plan right there. Even according to the unseen letter to Eschoo and ChiDiFi, the guy she purports to be Kavanaugh merely fumbled at her clothes and supposedly put his hand over her mouth to keep her from screaming. That's as far as it went. And this has ruled her life for more years than seconds the supposed episode lasted. That, according to people who remember her, turned her into a drunken slattern who had 64 guys in a 48 month period after graduation from her exclusive all-girl school.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 05:04 PM (l7Kbv)

672 "she will be crying like a fire hydrant" Familiar to all of us who've worked with women in the office. Maybe she'll have a "panic attack." At least she won't be able to complain to the HR dept this time.

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 05:07 PM (mk9aG)

673 "Show me on the doll where the bad man's words touched you."

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 05:07 PM (mk9aG)

674 All I am seeing is Ford's lawyers have set no time for appearing yet, Its delay tactic

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 05:08 PM (T4oHT)

675 Like all the triggered lefties over the last two years, she wants to move out of the country. I will gladly contribute to her moving expenses.

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 05:09 PM (mk9aG)

676 "Ford's lawyers" You mean the North Korean negotiating team?

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 05:09 PM (mk9aG)

677

It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before that he which is accused, have the accusers face to face, and have licence to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2018 05:11 PM (mMMjw)

678 Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 05:07 PM (mk9aG)

Really? I've worked with women in the office. Never seen them crying like fire hydrants. They might. I just haven't seen it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 05:15 PM (AllCR)

679 This whole fiasco has this natural optimist in the dumps. The injustice of it is too sickening to bear. I know Democrats are about deceit, control and ruining our Country but to go after a learned, honorable man is too evil to comprehend. Grassley should have stuck to Friday 10 p.m. and a vote on Monday.
I am not a lawyer but is a slander lawsuit possible?

Posted by: JudyNM at September 22, 2018 05:15 PM (S64y2)

680 31-13 Bama at the turn.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 05:18 PM (yQpMk)

681 "Really?" Really. I know my POV is unpopular here, but I'm not making this up. I have more devotion to the truth, than to maintaining harmony between the sexes.

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 05:37 PM (mk9aG)

682 SMH -- If they want to put you on one of those vacuum things for abdominal surgery gone bad -- check out how much it'll cost! I got put on one due to necrosis after surgery for endometrial cancer -- site became necrotic -- and the co-pay was totally unexpected, since I was on TriCare, and quite expensive.

Not saying not to get it, but might want to start a GoFundMe if they want to put you on it.

Posted by: empire1 at September 22, 2018 05:47 PM (boIPe)

683 Not saying not to get it, but might want to start a GoFundMe if they want to put you on it.
Posted by: empire1 at September 22, 2018 05:47 PM (boIPe)

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I'm 100% VA disabled.

I'm covered.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 22, 2018 05:55 PM (WEFox)

684 Then if they suggest the wound-vac, GO FOR IT! It's a whole lot better than the manual cleaning and packing. Might even want to ask about it.

Sorry about your disability ... but take advantage here, if you can.

Posted by: empire1 at September 22, 2018 06:12 PM (boIPe)

Weird News Dump

rise-shine-20160921-118.jpg

(Start them off young)


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Good morning 'rons & 'ettes. Let us take a look at a few things that didn't get too much attention here at the AoSHQ this past week.


Rules? Yes a few. Be nice to the 'ettes. Be nice to the 'rons. No running with sharp objects. Enjoy these stories or something else in this open thread.

Have a great weekend!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 08:37 AM




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1 g'mornin' again, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 22, 2018 08:38 AM (KCxzN)

2 Boker tov horde

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2018 08:40 AM (EZebt)

3 so roomy here it is scary!

Posted by: Gref at September 22, 2018 08:41 AM (AMIL/)

4 Hi guys, what did I miss in this thread so far?

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 08:42 AM (y87Qq)

5 Brings the party over here...



Congrats to the Fens on 31 years since the wedding cake!

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 08:43 AM (Ei31x)

6 Woke up this morning and our rural internet was out, probably due to high winds yesterday. Thought I could get a few things done today instead of searching for Kavanaugh info all day here at Ace's place. Nope it's back up and here I am.
Also, it's 39 degrees here in west central MI. Yippeee the 90 degree temps are done. We actually have the pellet stove running.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at September 22, 2018 08:43 AM (5vDKw)

7 Good morning Alton!, horede.

Posted by: Sumdumchief at September 22, 2018 08:44 AM (eZ4ud)

8 Hi guys, what did I miss in this thread so far?

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 08:42 AM


Well, let's see. First the earth cooled. And then the dinosaurs came, but they got too big and fat, so they all died and they turned into oil. And then the Arabs came and they bought Mercedes Benzes. And Prince Charles started wearing all of Lady Di's clothes. I couldn't believe it.

Posted by: Johnny at September 22, 2018 08:45 AM (KCxzN)

9 Wake up and drink the coffee.

Posted by: BignJames at September 22, 2018 08:45 AM (0+nbW)

10 Morning all! It's a gorgeous Fall day here! I love this time of year.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2018 08:45 AM (dUJdY)

11 Cmon, Grassley, are you gonna hold a vote or keep falling for endless delay tactics?
You can grow corn, how bout growing a pair of balls!?

Posted by: Kortezzi at September 22, 2018 08:45 AM (HGwPM)

12 I think Grassley's Twitter was hacked last night. Thomas Wicktor thinks so too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 08:47 AM (AllCR)

13 Cmon, Grassley, are you gonna hold a vote or keep falling for endless delay tactics?

You can grow corn, how bout growing a pair of balls!?

Posted by: Kortezzi at September 22, 2018 08:45 AM (HGwPM)


Vote is scheduled for Monday. If agreement is reached with Ford and her people, a hearing would happen on Wednesday with a vote after that.

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 08:47 AM (Ei31x)

14 So latest on the Ford Circus : she can't come because of a "Fear of Flying" . Is she of the Jong-ian School of Psychotherapy???

Posted by: jay hoenemeyer at September 22, 2018 08:48 AM (3GR94)

15 Also, it's 39 degrees here in west central MI. Yippeee the 90 degree temps are done. We actually have the pellet stove running.
Posted by: never enough caffeine at September 22, 2018 08:43 AM (5vDKw)


47° in Lansing. High of 64°. It could stay like this for a while, as long as the wind doesn't get all feisty again. It's like an excited puppy, that wind.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 08:48 AM (y87Qq)

16 That's an awesome toaster. I would get one if I cooked.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 08:49 AM (lwiT4)

17 Happy anniversary to Mrs. and Mr. Fen.

Posted by: Sumdumchief at September 22, 2018 08:49 AM (eZ4ud)

18 77 degrees here in the swamp. 82 on Wed for the swamp vote.

Posted by: dagny at September 22, 2018 08:49 AM (nRWPy)

19 A wedding fruitcake would also be with you 'til death did you part.

Posted by: t-bird at September 22, 2018 08:49 AM (CE5C/)

20 So latest on the Ford Circus : she can't come because of a "Fear of Flying"

Yeah, sure. Just wait 'til she does the weekend newsshows in LA and NY.

Posted by: t-bird at September 22, 2018 08:51 AM (CE5C/)

21 it's 52 just outside the wire of The Peoples' Republik of AnnArbor

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 22, 2018 08:51 AM (KCxzN)

22 So latest on the Ford Circus : she can't come because of a "Fear of Flying" . Is she of the Jong-ian School of Psychotherapy???

Posted by: jay hoenemeyer at September 22, 2018 08:48 AM (3GR94)

iswydt

Posted by: BignJames at September 22, 2018 08:51 AM (0+nbW)

23 Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

Bird Murder Most Vile! Scotsman In Custody! Family Says He Was a Nice Boy Turning His Life Around!

Extra!!

Link in nic

Https://muldoonlimericks.blogspot.com

Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2018 08:51 AM (m45I2)

24 Seems pretty easy to me - vote Kav in, demoralize Dems, get our our vote and drive the majority to 55 - then get serious.

Posted by: rammajamma at September 22, 2018 08:52 AM (f1pRq)

25 I have a real fear of flying. Xanax takes care of it.

Posted by: dagny at September 22, 2018 08:52 AM (nRWPy)

26 So latest on the Ford Circus : she can't come because of a "Fear of Flying"


But she did an intrernship in Hawaii ...one fuckin long drive? LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2018 08:52 AM (9MKXa)

27 It's 47 here. Supposed to go to a high of 64. Rev's talking about going to the beach. He's nuts.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 08:52 AM (lwiT4)

28
Vote is scheduled for Monday. If agreement is reached with Ford and
her people, a hearing would happen on Wednesday with a vote after that.


So the vote is scheduled, and only a commitment by Ford could change that.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 22, 2018 08:52 AM (oVJmc)

29 Drinking Peet's this morning. Nascar is in town; hope any rain holds off for tonight's race. If faux journalists watched the Nascar instead of scheming to advance their devilish narrative everyone would be better off. Free parking, you can bring your own beer, and the smell of rubber. Ain't nothing wrong with that deal.

Posted by: Guam tipper at September 22, 2018 08:52 AM (/DvFd)

30 A wedding fruitcake would also be with you til death did you part.
Posted by: t-bird

Heh, I actually like fruitcake, but, Im a moron...

Posted by: Sumdumchief at September 22, 2018 08:52 AM (eZ4ud)

31 Happy anniversary to Mrs. and Mr. Fen.
Posted by: Sumdumchief at September 22, 2018 08:49 AM (eZ4ud)

How did I miss this? Happy anniversary to Fen and hubby.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2018 08:52 AM (dUJdY)

32 As soon as I entered this on the EMT, I saw the "Nood". So here it is again:

369 Cunts, the lot of them.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 22, 2018 06:29 AM (/9p9e)

Useless pieces of shit.
Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 06:40 AM (kT3/m)

But Grassley is a turd. He's trying to reason with the werewolf, saying "You're not REALLY hungry for flesh -- Here, have a banana."
Posted by: GnuBreed at September 22, 2018 06:42 AM (Z4rgH)


I think I see a trend here.

BTW, there's a great podcast at Powerline. The guests are Julie Kelly and "Lucretia", and they say the words no man can utter. I first heard them from my wife. In the beginning, one of them says "Every girl knows how to handle this. If it's never happened to you, you must be really ugly." Wow.

My own take is that she'll manage to somehow agree to Weds, then she'll have to do her hair, or her grandmother will die, or anything to delay again. From all we see, she's a real wackadoodle basket case; someone they don't want on the stand. That's why they don't want women questioning her. When she inevitably goes bananas, they could yell "patriarchy" if it were the senators. As it is, she'll just expose herself as an overaged snowflake.

So she'll agree to the later date, then back out, figuring Grassely will cave again. Frankly, my money's on her.
Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at September 22, 2018 08:49 AM (59GGI)

BTW, why do we always get promises of "NOOD", but don't actually get pics? I call foul.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at September 22, 2018 08:53 AM (59GGI)

33 Well I'm all vented out. Saying prayers then heading to the gym. There was a cougar there with her toy, buying him a membership. Nice work if you can get it.

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 08:54 AM (NVmJr)

34 78 degrees at my location, with 253 percent relative humidity and 5000 mosquitoes per cubic foot, due to rain 10 of the past 12 days. Ugh.

Posted by: Gref at September 22, 2018 08:54 AM (AMIL/)

35 This whole thing with Kavanaugh reminds me of Ali's Rope-a-dope thing and guess who the dopes are?
Nope, not Grassley.
It's us for being dragged around with all this bs.

Posted by: Last at September 22, 2018 08:54 AM (8HiDF)

36 And from the front lines - balmy 76 in Town this morning heading for 90 at kickoff. People starting to fill in tailgate spots, even see a few Aggies. I don't think they know what's coming.

Posted by: rammajamma at September 22, 2018 08:54 AM (f1pRq)

37 I can't believe the Supreme Court is being held hostage by this loon.

Posted by: t-bird at September 22, 2018 08:54 AM (CE5C/)

38 So the vote is scheduled, and only a commitment by Ford could change that.


Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 22, 2018 08:52 AM (oVJmc)


Yes.

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 08:55 AM (Ei31x)

39 Oh, and good morning y'all!

When a fo
aming-at-the-mouth- lefty screeches that their voice is "not being heard", keep in mind that what they are saying to you is "YOU sit down and shut up and give ME what I want!!"


It is a never-ending temper tantrum and it is time for it to stop.

Or as the Germans say:



Endlosamerikanischeuberwutanfalwerfungshaltenmachen

Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2018 08:56 AM (m45I2)

40 So the vote is scheduled, and only a commitment by Ford could change that.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 22, 2018 08:52 AM (oVJmc)


What are the odds of Ford being committed, voluntarily or involuntarily?

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 08:56 AM (y87Qq)

41 Endlosamerikanischeuberwutanfalwerfungshaltenmachen

Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2018 08:56 AM (m45I2)


expialidocious

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 08:58 AM (Ei31x)

42 Thanks again all. This is what we're going to do for our anniversary-Go on a tour of the very old cemetery in the town where the church I serve is located (Because I like history and like looking at gravestones and one of my church members is helping lead the tour) and then go out to lunch.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 08:58 AM (AllCR)

43 Happy anniversary, Fen.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 22, 2018 08:58 AM (/52yu)

44 Also from the EMT:

348 I'm coming to believe nothing is going to get better until it gets much, much worse because the "establishment" is fat and content with the way things are. "

There's a memorable riff on this idea built into the end of I, Claudius, for anyone who remembers that miniseries. (and admittedly this is Author Robert Graves thoughts) and it portrays Claudius, at the end of his life, accepting Nero as his successor even though he knows Nero is a psycopathic killer, because he tells himself Rome will only clean up its corruption if it goes all the way to the bottom.

Of course, reality is that once the leadership goes all the way to the bottom, it stays at the bottom, and the nation proceeds to destroy itself for good. See today's Venezuela for modern confirmation of the observation.
Posted by: Tom Servo at September 22, 2018 08:35 AM (L4Fxp)


"Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out." I can't count how often that line has come back to me recently.

But really, it's not at all clear that "Of course, reality is that once the leadership goes all the way to the bottom, it stays at the bottom, and the nation proceeds to destroy itself for good."

Rome had several recoveries. So have the Brits. Egypt and China did the same. And, Lord, how many times have the Jews fallen and gotten back up. (OK, they had help.)

And obviously, Venezuela is no example, as the story is still ongoing. Chile recovered, after all.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at September 22, 2018 08:58 AM (59GGI)

45 I wonder if Mitch has torn Grassley a new one yet? Or the fear of Grassley's secretary telling him that POTUS wants to speak to him.

Posted by: Jmel at September 22, 2018 08:59 AM (OeWgo)

46
Thanks again all. This is what we're going to do for our anniversary-Go
on a tour of the very old cemetery in the town where the church I
serve is located (Because I like history and like looking at gravestones
and one of my church members is helping lead the tour) and then go out
to lunch.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 08:58 AM (AllCR)


Don't knock it until you've been on one of those tours.


*Throws confetti again*

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 09:00 AM (Ei31x)

47 willowed

376 WOW
This is Ford's attorney, standing among protestors, saying on camera that they will resist Jeff Session's selection as Attorney General. Nice.

247 Busted.

At :35

https://youtu.be/yS4LBCCeZJk
Posted by: franksalterego at September 22, 2018 08:01 AM (3cq8T)
Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 08:59 AM (S+f51)

Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 09:00 AM (S+f51)

48 Rome had several recoveries. So have the Brits. Egypt and China did the same.

Ah! Just spent the night in The Van, I hear...

Posted by: Hillary! at September 22, 2018 09:00 AM (CE5C/)

49 This whole thing with Kavanaugh reminds me of Ali's Rope-a-dope thing and guess who the dopes are?
Nope, not Grassley.
It's us for being dragged around with all this bs.

Posted by: Last at September 22, 2018 08:54 AM (8HiDF)



The Republicans are being overly accommodating because they are terrified of being branded anti-wymyn by the left which they will be no matter what. This is really the Dems play on this.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 22, 2018 09:01 AM (SiINZ)

50 *Throws confetti again*
Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 09:00 AM (Ei31x)


*sighs*
*gets out vacuum cleaner AGAIN*

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 09:01 AM (y87Qq)

51 24. yeah that's how I see it now. After Nov. 6 Collins of Maine will no longer be able to hold up judge confirmations with MUH SISTERHOOD!

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 09:01 AM (NVmJr)

52

Baby with dog?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 09:02 AM (pRwrj)

53 Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 09:00 AM (Ei31x)

Thanks for the confetti!. Now I have to get it all out of my hair. ;^) I'm actually looking forward to it. It's a nice day, but cloudy and there are some infamous as well as some famous people buried there. I hope that it doesn't rain.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 09:02 AM (AllCR)

54 Drudge has the story of a Yale study saying there are approximately 22 million illegals in our country, not the 11 million that has been cited for the past 3 or more decades. Many of us have been saying this for quite a few years, without the benefit of an actual study. It's about time someone corrected the narrative, but will the biased media use it?

Posted by: Bill R. at September 22, 2018 09:03 AM (IuYIh)

55 So I'm trying to get this straight in my head. The vote is scheduled for Monday. In the meantime, Ford could still agree to testify. In that case, the vote would be on Wednesday. Is that correct?

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 09:03 AM (lwiT4)

56 *sighs*

*gets out vacuum cleaner AGAIN*

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 09:01 AM (y87Qq)


This is Fen! Deal with it!



Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 09:03 AM (Ei31x)

57 41- German word for "radiator cap"

Posted by: klaftern at September 22, 2018 09:04 AM (RuIsu)

58 My coffee is particularly pleasing this morning or it could be the whole extra 12 minutes of sleep. Not a successful sleep-in Saturday.

Posted by: no good deed at September 22, 2018 09:04 AM (1uG1d)

59 congratulations, Fen and Mr. Fen.

Posted by: blake - cement canopy salesman at September 22, 2018 09:04 AM (WEBkv)

60 There is a place in Chantilly, VA called Ono Brewing Company that has a "self serve beer wall." You load up a credit card and pay for what you drink. They brew their own, also. See https://www.onobrewco.com/self-serve-beer-wall

Posted by: Isophorone at September 22, 2018 09:04 AM (uykc+)

61
Weird Dave. Those headlines are misleading. One must actually read the story to get the full impact.



Posted by: Waldo Khornbloom at September 22, 2018 09:04 AM (oYD2h)

62 Grassley was first elected to state office in 1959 at the age of 26.

I find that remarkable, in both good and bad ways.

Posted by: t-bird at September 22, 2018 09:04 AM (nIvDu)

63 Congratulations Fen!

How did the confab with your superior go?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2018 09:04 AM (EZebt)

64
Back when 4chan was funny, they would've p-chopped the "Girl With Dog" painting with lots of funny, improbable figures.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 09:05 AM (pRwrj)

65 So I'm trying to get this straight in my head. The
vote is scheduled for Monday. In the meantime, Ford could still agree to
testify. In that case, the vote would be on Wednesday. Is that correct?


Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 09:03 AM (lwiT4)


Yes. Vote is scheduled for Monday. If Ford agrees to testify, it will be on Wednesday. If the vote is on Monday and the Democrats run out the procedural stuff, he'll be confirmed late Friday or early Saturday. If he gets out of committee on Wednesday, he'll be confirmed late Sunday or early Monday, October 1, just in time for the new SCOTUS term.

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 09:06 AM (Ei31x)

66 approximately 22 million illegals in our country, not the 11 million that has been cited for the past 3 or more decades.

The estimate has always been 34 million. Fingers crossed that they didn't just double that to 68 million.

Posted by: t-bird at September 22, 2018 09:06 AM (nIvDu)

67 This just in:

Bob Ross has just surpassed Elvis Presley in all-time postmortem merchandising sales.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2018 09:06 AM (m45I2)

68 Happy Anniversary Fenelon! September seems to be a popular month for weddings. Have a wonderful day.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 09:06 AM (lwiT4)

69 Thanks Vendette. I'm putting my lighter fluid back on the shelf then.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 09:07 AM (lwiT4)

70 This just in:

Bob Ross has just surpassed Elvis Presley in all-time postmortem merchandising sales.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2018 09:06 AM

So what you are saying is Bob Ross started the painting Elvis on Velvet craze?

Posted by: Waldo Khornbloom at September 22, 2018 09:10 AM (oYD2h)

71 36 And from the front lines - balmy 76 in Town this morning heading for 90 at kickoff. People starting to fill in tailgate spots, even see a few Aggies. I don't think they know what's coming.
Posted by: rammajamma at September 22, 2018 08:54 AM (f1pRq)

Monday was our last 70 degree day until April or May.
We had our first frost last night. And it was a doozie.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 22, 2018 09:10 AM (Ss+Em)

72 It's about time someone corrected the narrative, but will the biased media use it?
Posted by: Bill R. at September 22, 2018 09:03 AM (IuYIh)

What about children born to illegals already here?

Posted by: golfman at September 22, 2018 09:11 AM (rhXTS)

73 What are the odds of Ford being committed, voluntarily or involuntarily?

Posted by: hogmartin


*******

Heh! Well played!

Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2018 09:12 AM (m45I2)

74 I just looked up the phrase "dodering old fool" in phraseOpedia; not surprisingly, there was a picture of Senator Grassley.

Posted by: An Observation at September 22, 2018 09:14 AM (u5Sch)

75 Heh! Well played!
Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2018 09:12 AM (m45I2)


*tips hat*

*glances overtly at comment cards*

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 09:15 AM (y87Qq)

76 Iran's IRGC, possibly the largest terror organization in the world attacked by terrorists in annual parade. Isn't it Iranic? Don't you think? as Allah-nis Morsi-sette might say.

https://tinyurl.com/yau5xyaj

Not so much fun when it happens to you, is it, Mr. Ayatollah. Oh well, whoever it was, nice work guys.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 09:15 AM (/qEW2)

77 This is the timeline if the Democrats are grumpy and want to extend things out:


Day 1: Kavanaugh is voted out of committee.


Day 2: Cloture is filed on his nomination.


Day 3: Nothing.


Day 4: Cloture vote 1 hour after the Senate convenes, as early at 1 a.m.


If cloture is agreed to (which these days only requires a majority of those voting), there will be no more than 30 hours of debate time to use.


Day 5: After the debate time is used up (or it may be yielded back if the
Democrats throw in the towel), vote on confirmation.


So, as an example, let's say Kavanaugh gets voted out of committee on Monday. Cloture is filed on Tuesday. Cloture vote is on Thursday, as early as 1 a.m. If cloture succeeds, after the vote ends the 30 hours start. Once that time is used up or given up, there is a vote on confirmation.

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 09:16 AM (Ei31x)

78 I imagine that one has to eat the Bob Ross toast while holding a pallette in one left hand, dabbing some butter to make the lake, then a little strawberry jam there for trees, and then adding in some orange marmalade up here in the corner to make the clouds...

Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2018 09:16 AM (m45I2)

79 Grassley was first elected to state office in 1959 at the age of 26.

I find that remarkable, in both good and bad ways.
Posted by: t-bird at September 22, 2018 09:04 AM (nIvDu)

===

Decrepit leaders.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2018 09:17 AM (EZebt)

80 willowed:

Happy, happy, happy, Fenelon. And lucky Mr. Spoke.

Posted by: creeper at September 22, 2018 09:19 AM (AzV8L)

81 Mornin' Horde!

Only supposed to get up to 65 today. Pool's drained, but needs to be cleaned before we can take it down. Not really looking forward to that.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 22, 2018 09:20 AM (+F0Wk)

82 Doesn't Kavanaugh get 30 hours of debate in the Senate prior to a vote? It would seem to me that they can barely vote Friday even if the Committee makes it's takes it's recommendation vote on Monday.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 22, 2018 09:20 AM (yQpMk)

83 oh, I see Vendetta has already explored this point.


moar covefe!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 22, 2018 09:21 AM (yQpMk)

84 Doesn't Kavanaugh get 30 hours of debate in the
Senate prior to a vote? It would seem to me that they can barely vote
Friday even if the Committee makes it's takes it's recommendation vote
on Monday.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 22, 2018 09:20 AM (yQpMk)


See my lecture at #77.
I'll add to the lecture that the Dems can fold at any time in the process.

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 09:21 AM (Ei31x)

85 I imagine that one has to eat the Bob Ross toast while holding a pallette in one left hand, dabbing some butter to make the lake, then a little strawberry jam there for trees, and then adding in some orange marmalade up here in the corner to make the clouds...
Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2018 09:16 AM (m45I2)

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

That blob of Nutella is just a happy accident

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 22, 2018 09:22 AM (+F0Wk)

86 If Senators faced mandatory retirement once their age exceeded their IQ, the chambers would be vacant.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2018 09:22 AM (m45I2)

87 Appreciate the work Vendette - always need a Rosetta Stone for rules of the Senate.

Posted by: rammajamma at September 22, 2018 09:22 AM (f1pRq)

88 86 A Democrat could never be elected

Posted by: rammajamma at September 22, 2018 09:23 AM (f1pRq)

89 Happy anniversary to Mrs. and Mr. FenelonSpoke.

And many more. After the first 20 years, the marriage training wheels are off.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 22, 2018 09:24 AM (hyuyC)

90 If Senators faced mandatory retirement once their age exceeded their IQ, the chambers would be vacant.
Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2018 09:22 AM (m45I2)


Logan's Run Act?

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 09:24 AM (y87Qq)

91 A friend sent this to me this morning, and it sums everything up perfectly:

https://tinyurl.com/y9yy6rbk

And happy First Day of Fall.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 22, 2018 09:24 AM (ptqGC)

92 How did the confab with your superior go?
Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2018 09:04 AM (EZebt

Oh, somewhat o.k. and somewhat ghastly. I cried, got irritated and listened to their suggestions, and today I get to make three other difficult phone calls and probably have a difficult service tomorrow. So continued prayers are appreciated! I need wisdom and strength from God!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 09:25 AM (AllCR)

93 Happy anniversary to the Fens! Have a lovely day!

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at September 22, 2018 09:25 AM (wgCUV)

94 I imagine that one has to eat the Bob Ross toast
while holding a pallette in one left hand, dabbing some butter to make
the lake, then a little strawberry jam there for trees, and then adding
in some orange marmalade up here in the corner to make the clouds...

Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2018 09:16 AM (m45I2)





I cannot stand jam

Marmalade, absolutely no Ma'am

Peanut butter and honey

Spending my money

Muldoon is the limerick man.

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 09:25 AM (Ei31x)

95 Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2018 09:04 AM (EZebt

And thanks for asking.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 09:25 AM (AllCR)

96 Prayers, Fen. And happy anniversary!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 22, 2018 09:25 AM (ptqGC)

97 Well, I didn't really cry, cry. I sounded like I was getting choked up-which I was.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 09:29 AM (AllCR)

98 If the roles were reversed, the Democrats would have laughed at the GOP and told them to FOAD and there would have been no delay in the confirmation vote.

Posted by: Nuts & Sluts at September 22, 2018 09:29 AM (XcgmW)

99 I'll buy the idea that Grassley's Twitter account was hacked. That just doesn't sound like him at all.

Posted by: creeper at September 22, 2018 09:29 AM (AzV8L)

100 99 His password is ethanol

Posted by: rammajamma at September 22, 2018 09:30 AM (f1pRq)

101 If the roles were reversed, the Democrats would have laughed at the GOP and told them to FOAD and there would have been no delay in the confirmation vote.

Posted by: Nuts & Sluts at September 22, 2018 09:29 AM (XcgmW)



And the woman accuser would have been vilified and the MFM would have dug through her entire past to destroy her life.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 22, 2018 09:31 AM (SiINZ)

102 #77

So all Ford and Dems have to do is agree to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary today and then change their minds Tuesday night. They get a couple more days of bashing the GOP and Kavanaugh doesn't get seated till after the start of the SCOTUS session. Then they'll claim they put up a good fight, Republicans are big meanies and declare victory.

Posted by: lowandslow at September 22, 2018 09:31 AM (ye3s4)

103 FenelonSpoke

May you look back on all this and be able to laugh.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 22, 2018 09:31 AM (hyuyC)

104 Odd thing. Donald Trump has demonstrated that it is possible to extend a middle finger to the media and win. Why are the Republicans still so timid?

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at September 22, 2018 09:31 AM (nBr1j)

105 Mrs928 was all in tales of health woes yesterday after talking to her mother. Her brother's stepson, who has had scoliosis (sp?) for many years, had been having a lot of pain and was scheduled for surgery to work around his implanted rod and whatever, but when the surgeon got in, he said the fix was beyond his skill. So now they are taking a bizzilion 3D xrays and will program a machine to do the surgery later.

It's sad. He a good guy with an unbelievably nice wife and kids and has suffered for decades.


And she has a cousin with some kind of throat cancer. Prognosis is poor.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 22, 2018 09:32 AM (yQpMk)

106 As an addition, Pence can break a cloture tie for a nomination, since the requirement for nominations is only a majority vote. With bills, for which cloture requires 3/5 of the Senate (aka. 60), the VP is useless.

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 09:32 AM (Ei31x)

107 Good to see Grassley is ensuring Republicans look like weak, indecisive, effete losers who take it up the squeakhole. I was getting worried. Their reputation was on the line.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 09:33 AM (xtmwf)

108 ROFL! A thundering herd of one guinea pig just roared through the office looking for breakfast.

Later, all. And take willow's advice...just sit back and watch what happens in real time.

Posted by: creeper at September 22, 2018 09:33 AM (AzV8L)

109 The law student suing the law schools over taking the LSAT reminds me of Lysander Spooner successfully suing the Massachusetts Bar over their requirement for graduation from an accredited law school and three years study under an accredited attorney for three years, or to study under an accredited attorney for five years, if not a graduate from one of those law schools.

He sued them over restraint of trade. And won.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2018 09:33 AM (mUa7G)

110 The Ford thing is beginning to remind me of the 2000 camp David peace talks. Ehud Barak gave in to all of Arafat's demands. Looked like Israel's dumbest move ever. Funny thing happened: Arafat walked away from the deal. The Palestinian street didn't want a peace; they wanted Israel.

Ford too has her leftist street. They do not want a hearing; they want the propaganda value of this created episode. That is worth more to them. By drawing lines in the sand Grassley may be revealing the frauds for what they are: vile liars who seek only to tear down America. So while Grassley is overaccommodating this may work out far better.

Posted by: Guam tipper at September 22, 2018 09:34 AM (/DvFd)

111 So all Ford and Dems have to do is agree to testify
in front of the Senate Judiciary today and then change their minds
Tuesday night. They get a couple more days of bashing the GOP and
Kavanaugh doesn't get seated till after the start of the SCOTUS session.
Then they'll claim they put up a good fight, Republicans are big
meanies and declare victory.


Posted by: lowandslow at September 22, 2018 09:31 AM (ye3s4)


Then Grassley calls for a vote on Wednesday and if the Democrats stall it out he gets confirmed Sunday or early Monday.

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 09:34 AM (Ei31x)

112 Deputies in Colorado called out to a house with report of an alligator on the porch utilize special training.

https://tinyurl.com/gator-mandering

Posted by: Muldoon at September 22, 2018 09:35 AM (m45I2)

113 This year, will Congress ensure the deadline for paying taxes is moved, three times?

Will we hear from Congress on April 15, "Pay your taxes today. Nah! Just kidding!"

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 09:35 AM (xtmwf)

114 Does anyone actually believe the Washington Generals are trying to win? Senator Grassley has dribbled the ball off of his foot 5 times in a row, maybe the sixth time down the court he'll throw it out of bounds trying to pass it to Mitch McConnell. If the future of the country weren't at stake - watching the Republicans snatch defeat from the jaws of victory would be hysterically funny.

Posted by: An Observation at September 22, 2018 09:37 AM (u5Sch)

115 I like Grassley's statement.

"It's not really like me to look indecisive, when in actuality, I am". In fact, what day is it anyway?"

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 09:37 AM (xtmwf)

116 If Senators faced mandatory retirement once their age exceeded their IQ, the chambers would be vacant.

It is kind of funny how they get to stay in Washington but we are forced out at 65.

Posted by: t-bird at September 22, 2018 09:37 AM (NpvYf)

117
See my lecture at #77.
I'll add to the lecture that the Dems can fold at any time in the process.
Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 09:21 AM (Ei31x)

Possible but not probable.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 22, 2018 09:38 AM (Ss+Em)

118 So apparently some people are urging some police Dept in Maryland to investigate Kavanaugh. PD Chief says they will if they get a complaint. These people are INSANE.

(Reported at LI-in the comments section in top article

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 09:38 AM (AllCR)

119 A post in the last thread mentioned The Coaster's "Mother-in-Law," but it was done by Ernie K-Doe. Actually had that album at the house. Had a Mom's Mabley live album, too, which is where my slight knowledge of her comes from. I still giggle at some of her jokes these many years later.

Posted by: BJM at September 22, 2018 09:38 AM (O74hG)

120 "Then Grassley calls for a vote on Wednesday and if the Democrats stall it out he gets confirmed Sunday or early Monday."

-

That's assuming the Democrats don't manufacture another witness or even a victim in the meantime.

Posted by: lowandslow at September 22, 2018 09:38 AM (ye3s4)

121 Does anyone actually believe the Washington Generals
are trying to win? Senator Grassley has dribbled the ball off of his
foot 5 times in a row, maybe the sixth time down the court he'll throw
it out of bounds trying to pass it to Mitch McConnell. If the future of
the country weren't at stake - watching the Republicans snatch defeat
from the jaws of victory would be hysterically funny.


Posted by: An Observation at September 22, 2018 09:37 AM (u5Sch)


On the other hand, "We gave her this chance, that chance, another chance and a further chance. We did our best."

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 09:39 AM (Ei31x)

122 If Republicans fail on Kavanaugh, they will fail in the midterm in both the House and Senate. Nobody is going to show up and vote for spineless, dupes who can't run a lousy committee.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 09:39 AM (xtmwf)

123 A post in the last thread mentioned The Coaster's
"Mother-in-Law," but it was done by Ernie K-Doe. Actually had that album
at the house. Had a Mom's Mabley live album, too, which is where my
slight knowledge of her comes from. I still giggle at some of her jokes
these many years later.


Posted by: BJM at September 22, 2018 09:38 AM (O74hG)


That was me. I obviously do not pay proper attention to my 50s on 5 preset!

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 09:40 AM (Ei31x)

124 I'll buy the idea that Grassley's Twitter account was hacked. That just doesn't sound like him at all.
Posted by: creeper at September 22, 2018 09:29 AM (AzV8L)


publius on the ONT said something about Grassley confusing a public tweet with a direct message, which is plausible I guess. Wouldn't be the first time someone's done that.

And Infidel raised a good question, though not in these words: when did we decide, as a nation, that the official medium for announcing the decisions of the US government would be the duckface selfie website run by people who loathe us profoundly?

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 09:40 AM (y87Qq)

125 f Republicans fail on Kavanaugh, they will fail in the midterm in both the House and Senate. Nobody is going to show up and vote for spineless, dupes who can't run a lousy committee.
Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 09:39 AM (xtmwf)

Send your comment to Grassley and Mitch.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 09:40 AM (AllCR)

126 Good morning Hordesters.

Woke up with a headache. Hate that.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2018 09:41 AM (6H0QF)

127 I work with Congress a lot. I can tell you almost all the members who have been around a long time are idiots. I mean really bad. Their staff runs most of the show and the member is just a mouthpiece.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 09:41 AM (xtmwf)

128 Good morning Hordesters.



Woke up with a headache. Hate that.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2018 09:41 AM (6H0QF)


Besides the teenage daughter, how's it going?


Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 09:43 AM (Ei31x)

129 Woke up with a headache. Hate that.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2018 09:41 AM (6H0QF)


Aw, that's lousy. Sorry, man.

*offers hot iron*

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 09:44 AM (y87Qq)

130 And obviously, Venezuela is no example, as the story is still ongoing. Chile recovered, after all.
Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at September 22, 2018 08:58 AM (59GGI)


Yeah, but Chile went and elected Bachelet, who was partly raised in East Germany.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2018 09:44 AM (mUa7G)

131 @60 the owners are my neighbors. Are you my neighbor too?

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 09:44 AM (DwF62)

132 I can drink a lot of beer.

Posted by: JAS at September 22, 2018 09:44 AM (3HNOQ)

133 @60 the owners are my neighbors. Are you my neighbor too?

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 09:44 AM (DwF62)


*Waves from south Fairfax County*

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 09:45 AM (Ei31x)

134 A post in the last thread mentioned The Coaster's "Mother-in-Law," but it was done by Ernie K-Doe.
Posted by: BJM at September 22, 2018 09:38 AM (O74hG)

Written by Allen Toussaint who wrote a lot of N'awlins hits then and subsequently.

Posted by: Captain Hate at September 22, 2018 09:45 AM (y7DUB)

135 123 That was me. I obviously do not pay proper attention to my 50s on 5 preset!
Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 09:40 AM (Ei31x)

Well TBF, it has a lot in common with Coasters schtick..."Charlie Brown," "Get a Job," etc. If those were Coasters songs, and I'm afraid I won't be bullied into testifying before the committee that they were, without a lollipop and a gin on the rocks to dip it in and a week or two more to think about it.

Posted by: BJM at September 22, 2018 09:46 AM (O74hG)

136 repukes will fail on kav. it's what they do. they never had any balls. never will. remember, trump is not a republican. trump is an american, not many of those left in government.

Posted by: Dr chavez THE hugo md, phd at September 22, 2018 09:47 AM (KP5rU)

137 62
Grassley was first elected to state office in 1959 at the age of 26.



I find that remarkable, in both good and bad ways.

Posted by: t-bird


Think about that. The last time he (might have) had a real job was when Elvis was young and slim, and the year Castro took over Cuba.

That said, I suspect the real problem is not Grassley, but Flake and Collins (and possibly Murkowski) refusing to vote yes until there is a hearing. The only thing worse than the current situation is losing the nom altogether because of those smooth-brained, vain twits.

Posted by: pep at September 22, 2018 09:48 AM (T6t7i)

138 Well TBF, it has a lot in common with Coasters
schtick..."Charlie Brown," "Get a Job," etc. If those were Coasters
songs, and I'm afraid I won't be bullied into testifying before the
committee that they were, without a lollipop and a gin on the rocks to
dip it in and a week or two more to think about it.


Posted by: BJM at September 22, 2018 09:46 AM (O74hG)


Make sure your bubblegum doesn't lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight while you're doing the Bristol Stomp.

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 09:48 AM (Ei31x)

139 You all do know that when Ford doesn't testify that Jeff will 'Flake' out and vote against confirmation, and MooCowsky will join him be cause the Republicans were mean to Ford.
And that is how the Washington Generals missed this wide open layup and the Globetrotters won the final game - leading to the fall of the Republic.

Posted by: An Observation at September 22, 2018 09:48 AM (u5Sch)

140 47 in Lansing. High of 64. It could stay like this for a while, as long as the wind doesn't get all feisty again. It's like an excited puppy, that wind.
Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 08:48 AM

It is wonderful weather. I have a cold, the first one in ages, and I could actually sleep comfortably last night and make soup today. The winds mean the neighborhood idiots will lay off the brush burning for now.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at September 22, 2018 09:48 AM (/+bwe)

141 I work with Congress a lot. I can tell you almost all the members who
have been around a long time are idiots. I mean really bad.

I imagine the staff members secretly hold them in contempt.

Posted by: pep at September 22, 2018 09:50 AM (T6t7i)

142 Sure, she'll kick the can down the road again. But Grassley was right to give her one more day last night.

We've gone from next Thursday, Kavanaugh goes first, no cross examination to she has to confirm if she wants to testify on Wednesday, going second with outside counsel to ask questions.

And this, it appears, to have cost us an additional 24 hours? We are no longer talking about parameters to testimony to Wed or no? As Cocaine Mitch says: hang tight.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at September 22, 2018 09:50 AM (b8J4P)

143 134 Written by Allen Toussaint who wrote a lot of N'awlins hits then and subsequently.

Seems K-Doe's widow kept his bar in New Orleans open until it was destroyed by Katrina. The Mother-In-Law Lounge.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernie_K-Doe

Posted by: BJM at September 22, 2018 09:51 AM (O74hG)

144 Surprisingly, even after all this fumbling, I think that McConnell will get Kavanaugh on the court before the election. There's just no there there to stop him.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 22, 2018 09:51 AM (yQpMk)

145 And speaking of songs from the 50s, "Don't Make an Ugly Woman Your Wife" could never be recorded today.

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 09:51 AM (Ei31x)

146 Got it wrong: Make an ugly woman your wife.

From my personal point of view

Get an ugly girl to marry you.

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 09:53 AM (Ei31x)

147 McConnell has kind of staked his job on getting this done. I imagine he will have to promise something to Coke Bear and the other Weak Sister but I now expect Flake to vote Aye in both votes. He has certainly changed his tune in the last week so he has either been bribed or threatened by the Turtle.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 22, 2018 09:53 AM (yQpMk)

148 144
Surprisingly, even after all this fumbling, I think that McConnell will
get Kavanaugh on the court before the election. There's just no there
there to stop him.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 22, 2018 09:51 AM (yQpMk)


Yup. Mitch didn't go thru Garland BS just to have this pick not be confirmed. I can finally see some real Committee "de" assignments directed towards people depending on the totals aft 6-Nov.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at September 22, 2018 09:54 AM (b8J4P)

149 142 Thank you - she will never go for it, Collins gets her cover and Kav is seated next Sunday.

Posted by: rammajamma at September 22, 2018 09:54 AM (f1pRq)

150 Good morning everyone. What is the concensus on the ground in Texas about the debate? It seems that Beto didnt come off as a great fit for Texas but some of my conservative follows seem to think he was too aggressive.

Posted by: Myriad Jack at September 22, 2018 09:54 AM (97I0d)

151 The Montgomery County police department is going to investigate a rape complaint if it's filed. Big IF. We'd have to wait for the investigation to conclude. However, I'll bet my house that she never does it. I think this is just obvious CYA by the cops.

Posted by: pep at September 22, 2018 09:55 AM (T6t7i)

152 It seems that Beto didnt come off as a great fit for
Texas but some of my conservative follows seem to think he was too
aggressive.

Posted by: Myriad Jack at September 22, 2018 09:54 AM (97I0d)


Beto too aggressive or Cruz

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at September 22, 2018 09:56 AM (b8J4P)

153 and the DJIA closed at a new record high, thank you Lord Trumpus. Despite everything, it was a good week.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 22, 2018 09:56 AM (yQpMk)

154 I can't come to Washington because of my allergies.

To Republicans,

Posted by: Professor Doctor Lawyer Christine '58 Plymouth-Ford at September 22, 2018 09:56 AM (Ndje9)

155 *sigh*


Senator Grassley = limp dish rag.

Lovely.

We've got a Party without Balls fighting a Lying Party With No Principles or Respect for the Law.

i suppose-

In the Land of the Eunuch, the Cuck is King.

Cuck on, Republicans. Cuck on to defeat in November.

Pitiful.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 22, 2018 09:56 AM (CRRq9)

156 He has certainly changed his tune in the last week so he has either been bribed or threatened by the Turtle.
How exactly could McConnell threaten Flake? He's leaving the Senate, and the jobs he's after are in the lib media and lobbying.

Posted by: pep at September 22, 2018 09:57 AM (T6t7i)

157 Monday was our last 70 degree day until April or May.
We had our first frost last night. And it was a doozie.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 22, 2018 09:10 AM (Ss+Em)
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Just think how cold it would be without global warming!

Posted by: blake - cement canopy salesman at September 22, 2018 09:58 AM (WEBkv)

158 Beto came across like the boss's son visiting the shop floor for an awards luncheon - asking for a knife and fork to eat a hamburger. Wendy Davis 2.0

Posted by: rammajamma at September 22, 2018 09:59 AM (f1pRq)

159 Beto too aggressive or Cruz

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at September 22, 2018 09:56 AM (b8J4P)



Cruz.

Posted by: Myriad Jack at September 22, 2018 09:59 AM (97I0d)

160 How exactly could McConnell threaten Flake? He's leaving the Senate, and the jobs he's after are in the lib media and lobbying.


Posted by: pep at September 22, 2018 09:57 AM (T6t7i)


Cucks willing to appear on MSNBC/CNN is in no short supply. Flake is young. He can't hang onto that gig forever. I can see where he is blackballed, such as it might be. But yeah, what is Mitch going to do?

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at September 22, 2018 09:59 AM (b8J4P)

161 Well TBF, it has a lot in common with Coasters
schtick..."Charlie Brown," "Get a Job," etc. If those were Coasters
songs, and I'm afraid I won't be bullied into testifying before the
committee that they were, without a lollipop and a gin on the rocks to
dip it in and a week or two more to think about it.


Posted by: BJM at September 22, 2018 09:46 AM (O74hG)



"Charlie Brown's Dildo", the follow-up to the hit "Charlie Brown" was a surprising failure for the Coasters.

and almost got them banned from the radio.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 22, 2018 10:00 AM (CRRq9)

162 hogmartin, I think I was a little more pithy.


Muldoon, not surprised. Montrose is much too close to the Deltoids.

Posted by: Infidel at September 22, 2018 10:00 AM (aAjup)

163 He has certainly changed his tune in the last week so he has either been bribed or threatened by the Turtle.
How exactly could McConnell threaten Flake? He's leaving the Senate, and the jobs he's after are in the lib media and lobbying.

Posted by: pep at September 22, 2018 09:57 AM (T6t7i)



He won't be lobbying Dims. They have their own crew.

A blackballed lobbyist is a worthless lobbyist.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 22, 2018 10:02 AM (CRRq9)

164 Cucks willing to appear on MSNBC/CNN is in no short supply.

Yeah, but he's very high profile; the next McCain. Also, if he does actually torpedo Kavanaugh, he'll be the most feted politician in Washington, at least for several years. He'll have no problems finding very remunerative work.

Posted by: pep at September 22, 2018 10:02 AM (T6t7i)

165 How exactly could McConnell threaten Flake? He's leaving the Senate, and the jobs he's after are in the lib media and lobbying.
Posted by: pep at September 22, 2018 09:57 AM (T6t7i)


Flake's a weird asshole who probably has some embarrassing secrets, like his idiot son's past bigoted behavior, that he'd prefer not be publicized.

Posted by: Captain Hate at September 22, 2018 10:02 AM (y7DUB)

166 A blackballed lobbyist is a worthless lobbyist.


That's what I am thinking too.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 22, 2018 10:02 AM (yQpMk)

167 A blackballed lobbyist is a worthless lobbyist.

The Dems will make sure he's very well taken care of, in order to encourage the others.

Posted by: pep at September 22, 2018 10:03 AM (T6t7i)

168 Everyone talking about the weather reminds me that we've entered the nice phase of weather here in the Central Valley: Highs in the mid Eighties to low Nineties and overnight lows in the mid to low Sixties. Beautiful weather here.

With the humidity being relatively low, we're able to sit outside on our patio for a good portion of the day.

For those of you who think I'm rubbing it in: Yep.

Posted by: blake - cement canopy salesman at September 22, 2018 10:03 AM (WEBkv)

169 fucking nutless grassley

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2018 10:03 AM (+g41/)

170 Beto came across like the boss's son visiting the shop floor for an awards luncheon - asking for a knife and fork to eat a hamburger. Wendy Davis 2.0

Posted by: rammajamma at September 22, 2018 09:59 AM (f1pRq)


Yeah but how is the debate playing in Texas? I am a PA voter so I really dont remember Davis.

Posted by: Myriad Jack at September 22, 2018 10:04 AM (97I0d)

171 A great Tweet by a guy named Steve Hough.


I will not testify on a boat,
I will not testify with a goat.
I will not testify, Here nor there.
I will not testify anywhere.
I will not testify first. Or last.
I will not testify slow or fast.
There's nothing more for me to say.
I can't remember, anyway.
Dr. Suess-Ford

Posted by: lowandslow at September 22, 2018 10:04 AM (ye3s4)

172 and regardless of the reason, Flake has definitely been sounding more favorable to Kav this week.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 22, 2018 10:04 AM (yQpMk)

173 166
A blackballed lobbyist is a worthless lobbyist.That's what I am thinking too.


I think you overestimate McConnell. That's a first.

Posted by: pep at September 22, 2018 10:04 AM (T6t7i)

174 And Infidel raised a good question, though not in these words: when did we decide, as a nation, that the official medium for announcing the decisions of the US government would be the duckface selfie website run by people who loathe us profoundly?
---
Honestly, I thought his account was hacked.


That being said, why don't we use Facebook for official government announcements? They hate us as well, so it seems perfect.

Posted by: shibumi at September 22, 2018 10:04 AM (QKV7o)

175 I can't come to Washington. Cake in the oven.

Posted by: Professor Doctor Lawyer Christine '58 Plymouth-Ford at September 22, 2018 10:04 AM (Ndje9)

176 hogmartin, I think I was a little more pithy.
Posted by: Infidel at September 22, 2018 10:00 AM (aAjup)


A bit, yes. That was my read your comment though. I may have read it through the lens of my own opinion.

It is wonderful weather. I have a cold, the first one in ages, and I could actually sleep comfortably last night and make soup today. The winds mean the neighborhood idiots will lay off the brush burning for now.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at September 22, 2018 09:48 AM (/+bwe)


I had the windows open all afternoon and had to close them when it got to 55 last night. It was beautiful. Is this even real?

Gonna go do things outside now while it's nice. Hope you all have a nifty Saturday.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 10:06 AM (y87Qq)

177 79
Grassley was first elected to state office in 1959 at the age of 26.



I find that remarkable, in both good and bad ways.

Posted by: t-bird at September 22, 2018 09:04 AM (nIvDu)



===



Decrepit leaders.



Posted by: San Franpsycho

I've been chewing cud for a long, long, long time...

Posted by: Sen GrassFedLey at September 22, 2018 10:06 AM (sS5XO)

178 also

Remember yesterday when I was a NeverTrump troll for pointing out the obvious that Flake was a no? Good times.

Who is next? I say Murkie by 4pm est today.

And I stand by my prediction that Kav withdraws by tomorrow EOB.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 17, 2018 01:58 PM (iD4Ml)

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 22, 2018 10:06 AM (yQpMk)

179 145 Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 09:51 AM (Ei31x)

50's pop music was a real jumble. Nobody quite knew where the industry was going, so you had a little bit of everything, and anything might wind up at #1. Might be something great like Shannon's "Runaway" or the Crystals' (?) "One Fine Day," or amusing dreck like "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny etc."

One thing you didn't hear much was music by serious bluesmen. I only got some by listening to WLAC out of Nashville on my Cub Scout crystal radio (antenna attached to the radiator). The Nightbeat show, sponsored by Randy's Record Shop in Galletin, TN.

Posted by: BJM at September 22, 2018 10:06 AM (O74hG)

180 gotta "turn to"

BBL

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 22, 2018 10:06 AM (KCxzN)

181 I can't travel; asbestos.

Posted by: Professor Doctor Lawyer Christine '58 Plymouth-Ford at September 22, 2018 10:07 AM (Ndje9)

182 Yup. Mitch didn't go thru Garland BS just to have this pick not be confirmed. I can finally see some real Committee "de" assignments directed towards people depending on the totals aft 6-Nov.
Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at September 22, 2018 09:54 AM (b8J4P)
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My thoughts also.

I really hope President Trump is able to name a couple more justices after Kavanaugh. The wailing and gnashing of teeth would be spectacular.

Plus, this round with Kavanaugh means the left has pretty much done everything they can to derail the nomination. What else is left in the playbook?

Posted by: blake - cement canopy salesman at September 22, 2018 10:07 AM (WEBkv)

183 Cruz vs. Beta debate. I wouldn't worry about complaints about Cruz being to aggressive, Trump showed everyone the way to win, quit being pussies.

Posted by: lowandslow at September 22, 2018 10:07 AM (ye3s4)

184 How will the GOP betray us today?

Posted by: Under Fire at September 22, 2018 10:08 AM (r9UYA)

185 Oh, I just realized I missed the perfect opportunity for a pithy/pissy riff on Infidel's comment. I'm really sorry, guys. I'll try to do better in the future.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 10:08 AM (y87Qq)

186 Much cooler weather here on the Gulf Coast this morning and I need to get off my ass and get to the range and run my errands so I can start my drinking for the 2:30CDT Alabama-ATM game.

Roll Tide.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 22, 2018 10:08 AM (yQpMk)

Posted by: BJM at September 22, 2018 10:08 AM (O74hG)

188 i can't come washington next week. the pga is coming to town bitches. then, i have to reprimer the jeep. then, i have to empty the catbox. why can't i be heard?

Posted by: Dr chavez THE hugo md, phd at September 22, 2018 10:08 AM (KP5rU)

189 I can't travel; asbestos.
---
How long before HER doctor, who is, of course, a DNC activist, makes the scene and says she cannot travel OR testify due to stress/death threats/PTSD due to incident 36 years ago.

Posted by: shibumi at September 22, 2018 10:08 AM (QKV7o)

190
50's pop music was a real jumble. Nobody quite
knew where the industry was going, so you had a little bit of
everything, and anything might wind up at #1. Might be something great
like Shannon's "Runaway" or the Crystals' (?) "One Fine Day," or amusing
dreck like "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny etc."

One thing you didn't
hear much was music by serious bluesmen. I only got some by listening to
WLAC out of Nashville on my Cub Scout crystal radio (antenna attached
to the radiator). The Nightbeat show, sponsored by Randy's Record Shop
in Galletin, TN.




Posted by: BJM at September 22, 2018 10:06 AM (O74hG)


It's one-eyed, one-horned flying purple people eater...

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 10:09 AM (Ei31x)

191 Remember yesterday when I was a NeverTrump troll for pointing out the obvious that Flake was a no? Good times.

Who is next? I say Murkie by 4pm est today.

And I stand by my prediction that Kav withdraws by tomorrow EOB.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 17, 2018 01:58 PM (iD4Ml)
Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 22, 2018 10:06 AM (yQpMk)

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

As Insty would say: Evergreen.

Posted by: blake - cement canopy salesman at September 22, 2018 10:09 AM (WEBkv)

192 Having viewed the Cruz/Robert Francis O'Rourke debate, I'll disagree that Cruz came off as too aggressive.

Edged the line, here n' there. But lack of aggressiveness is *precisely* what's plaguing the Senate Judiciary Committee (on the R side) at the present moment, now isn't it?

And it was imperative to take the smarmy, not-so-stealth Commie down a few pegs, right from the start. O'Rourke's campaign is BUILT on the false image, false narrative of his manufactured persona and word-salad rhetoric.

Picking apart that house of cards would not suffice. It has to be kicked apart, with the cards scattered to the wind.

Remember how Ozero proclaimed himself to be "a blank screen upon which his supporters could project their hopes and aspirations"?

O'Rourke is doing much the same, in Texas. Lofty, aspirational declarations of "high values", described in flowery prose. Proclamations non-fealty to "party", but to what's "right"...(yeah, pull the other one).

His proles of course, soak all this up like lobster in hot butter, oblivious of course, to the fact that they're the main course, and not the guest at the table.

People accused Trump of being a "populist". That's only 'cause they thought Trump was pandering to his electorate. Pandering, hell...he's delivering.

O'Rourke is the "populist". Tell 'em what they wanna hear, then comes the ol' bait n' switch.

Run as a centrist, legislate as a Leninist.

And that's what Cruz MUST make clear, between now and November.

Too aggressive? Hell, Cruz could metaphorically wade in with a barbed wire bat for all I care, and I'd still cheer him on.

O'Rourke is NOT an inconsequential hazard, and we cannot countenance him in the U.S. Senate.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 22, 2018 10:09 AM (QzJWU)

193 And if anyone reading this has the purple eater song going through their noggin like it is with mine, I've done my job.

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 10:11 AM (Ei31x)

194
Too aggressive? Hell, Cruz could metaphorically wade in with a barbed wire bat for all I care, and I'd still cheer him on.

O'Rourke is NOT an inconsequential hazard, and we cannot countenance him in the U.S. Senate.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at September 22, 2018 10:09 AM (QzJWU)

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Well observed.

Posted by: blake - cement canopy salesman at September 22, 2018 10:11 AM (WEBkv)

195 193 And if anyone reading this has the purple eater song going through their noggin like it is with mine, I've done my job.
Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 10:11 AM (Ei31x)
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I'll see your "Purple People Eaters" and raise you a "Bird is the word, don't you know'

A well a everybody's heard about the bird
B-b-b bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A well a bird, bird, bird, the bird is the word
A well a bird, bird, bird, well the bird is the word
A well a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word

Posted by: blake - cement canopy salesman at September 22, 2018 10:13 AM (WEBkv)

196 thanks, jim sunk. you are usually spot on.
i only have three people to vote for in wisconsin. walker, vukmeer, and gallagher. the rest can piss off. wisconsin is a fucking clown show.

Posted by: Dr chavez THE hugo md, phd at September 22, 2018 10:14 AM (KP5rU)

197 Posted by: blake - cement canopy salesman at September 22, 2018 10:13 AM (WEBkv)



I like bread and butter

I like toast and jam


(I hate this song with the fury of a thousand suns)

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 10:15 AM (Ei31x)

198 I can't testify on Mondays; the Chandler Earth Wobble.

Posted by: Professor Doctor Lawyer Christine '58 Plymouth-Ford at September 22, 2018 10:15 AM (Ndje9)

199 On last night's Cruz/Robert Francis O'Rourke debate.

Lest I forget.

Go watch it, and find out who the moderators were, again.

I think they did an excellent job, maybe the best I've *ever* seen in a major political debate forum.

Hire them for the Presidential Debates, with the one caveat that if they go all Me-Again, they're finished.

Gotta give credit where credit is due, and believe me, it's DUE.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 22, 2018 10:16 AM (QzJWU)

200 The song I hate the most:


Paved paradise and put on a parking lot.



Loathe.



Despise.



Worse than the Calgary Flames.

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 10:17 AM (Ei31x)

201 Happy anniversary, FenelonSpoke and Mr. FenelonSpoke!

Seconded !

Posted by: JT at September 22, 2018 10:17 AM (gXrq5)

202 isn't monday the day of the great pole shift? the humanity. or, is it a huge manatee? whatever.

Posted by: Dr chavez THE hugo md, phd at September 22, 2018 10:18 AM (KP5rU)

203 As Insty would say: Evergreen.
Posted by: blake - cement canopy salesman at September 22, 2018 10:09 AM (WEBkv)


Evergreen, where the theater and dance geeks LARP Fury Road

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2018 10:19 AM (mUa7G)

204 Paved paradise and put on a parking lot.
Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 10:17 AM (Ei31x)


Rather early in the day to kick off the carpet/hardwood thing, yeah?

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 10:19 AM (y87Qq)

205 Yeah but how is the debate playing in Texas? I am a PA voter so I really dont remember Davis.

Posted by: Myriad Jack at September 22, 2018 10:04 AM (97I0d)


I listened to part of the debate on the radio as i was driving home.

Beta sounded exactly like another shrill, near delusional, emotionally and intellectually immature Democrat.

Everything turned up to 11 about eeeeevil corporations and lobbyists and special interests. EEEEEvil racist sexist Republicans. Blah Blah.

Free college, etc etc etc. Free stuff for free x 30.

Cruz sounded more mature and grounded. He stayed on point and pressed Beta.

As they tend to do in these things they talked past one another.

But, i didn't see how things looked. So...that's the television game anyway.

Cruz won. No doubt from what I heard.

But, if you're silly enough to believe Democrat talking points and politics at this juncture, a debate won't convince you anyway.

My conclusion was that Beta was desperately trying to hold the hardcore insane coalition of baseline Dims together.

There wasn't a single moment when he reached out to normal, sane Texans.

God help us all if this current iteration of the Dims ever comes to power.

We get Venezula with the added bonus of Civil war and Race War.

Again...

Lovely.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 22, 2018 10:20 AM (CRRq9)

206 (I hate this song with the fury of a thousand suns)
Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 10:15 AM (Ei31x)
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Took a look at the video, it's a hoot. The guys on stage are lip-syncing and not doing a very good job of it. On top of that, they do this weird closeup of the mouth of the lead and it looks like a guy with Down's Syndrome singing. Or, the guy just has a really weird face that's not evident when the camera is pulled back.

Posted by: blake - cement canopy salesman at September 22, 2018 10:20 AM (WEBkv)

207 Speaking of yard sales, have you ever been driving and ya think somebody's having a yard sale, so ya stop and get out of the car annnnnd.... there's no yard sale.

They just have a bunch of sh*t in their yard.













Posted by: JT at September 22, 2018 10:20 AM (gXrq5)

208 My voice is shot; gout.

Posted by: Professor Doctor Lawyer Christine '58 Plymouth-Ford at September 22, 2018 10:21 AM (Ndje9)

209 207 Speaking of yard sales, have you ever been driving and ya think somebody's having a yard sale, so ya stop and get out of the car annnnnd.... there's no yard sale.

They just have a bunch of sh*t in their yard.
Posted by: JT at September 22, 2018 10:20 AM (gXrq5)

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In my neck of the woods, this is known as "Oildale."

Posted by: blake - cement canopy salesman at September 22, 2018 10:22 AM (WEBkv)

210 anything done by ser paul mccartney will induce vomiting for me. asshole.

Posted by: Dr chavez THE hugo md, phd at September 22, 2018 10:22 AM (KP5rU)

211 @ Dr. Chavez.... thankyaverymuch!

/elvis


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 22, 2018 10:23 AM (QzJWU)

212 Father of the year.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 22, 2018 10:24 AM (5jVnA)

213 211; Jim, you've always been the sane voice in a land of morons. Sometimes, you just need some levity.

Posted by: Dr chavez THE hugo md, phd at September 22, 2018 10:25 AM (KP5rU)

214 My counsel won't let me testify due to the Sumerian Code of Ur-Nammu.

Posted by: Professor Doctor Lawyer Christine '58 Plymouth-Ford at September 22, 2018 10:26 AM (Ndje9)

215 212 Father of the year.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 22, 2018 10:24 AM (5jVnA)

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I thought the NFL was verboten these days?

Posted by: Antonio Cromartie at September 22, 2018 10:27 AM (WEBkv)

216 I can't testify, Monday............ALIENS!

Posted by: Dr chavez THE hugo md, phd at September 22, 2018 10:27 AM (KP5rU)

217 Remember McCartney's comment to the Obama's when he was being shown the White House library?

"Nice to finally have somebody living here who's actually read a book," or words to that effect.

I actually liked the guy before that, unlike a number of folks here, and still think he wrote some great songs. But what a low-class, low-rent jerk.

Posted by: BJM at September 22, 2018 10:29 AM (O74hG)

218 I would love to tell my heroic story of survival and perseverance as an inspiration to all the peoples of the earth, but I ordered a pizza.

Posted by: Professor Doctor Lawyer Christine '58 Plymouth-Ford at September 22, 2018 10:30 AM (Ndje9)

219 Omfg another extension. Grassley is too senile to realize how he is being played.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 10:30 AM (kQ9bD)

220 Rather early in the day to kick off the carpet/hardwood thing, yeah?

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 10:19 AM (y87Qq)


Your mind went there. I need to get that song out of my head.

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 10:31 AM (Ei31x)

221 I do not agree with the "if the GOP doesn't do this, I'm not voting" mindset.

Giving anything to Dems at this point will be incredibly destructive. Our side sucks, yes, but the more people get involved, the more we're replacing the suck with conservatives.

Posted by: Sponge at September 22, 2018 10:31 AM (Zz0t1)

222 142 - Yep. The Dems know this has been a disaster and have been expecting to use the weekend long-form fake news shows as a desperately needed narrative correction. That opportunity has been taken from them, and it's cost us nothing.

Also note how this has played out. The longer Ford and the Dems play this game the worse the terms offered have become. A few days ago the Dems were all behind the absurd push for an FBI investigation. They were forced to quietly abandoned that midweek, while Grassley actually moved UP the date of the confirmation vote to Monday from Wednesday.

Seems clear Grassley and Kavanaugh know with 99% certainty that this is a fraud and she will not testify. I don't know how or what they know specifically but they know that for sure. And I expect they're well prepared for that remaining 1% chance, too. McConnell has got this.

Posted by: GalosGann at September 22, 2018 10:32 AM (Dl9Eq)

223 Giving anything to Dems at this point will be incredibly destructive. Our side sucks, yes, but the more people get involved, the more we're replacing the suck with conservatives.
Posted by: Sponge at September 22, 2018 10:31 AM (Zz0t1)

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Yeah, I'm to the the point I think I have to vote pretty much straight ticket GOP because the alternative is no longer worse, it's downright dangerous.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at September 22, 2018 10:33 AM (WEBkv)

224 "when did we decide, as a nation, that the official medium for announcing the decisions of the US government would be the duckface selfie website run by people who loathe us profoundly?"

When Donald Trump discovered that he needed to use it to get his message straight to his constituency without MSM filters and distortion.

Posted by: JAS at September 22, 2018 10:33 AM (3HNOQ)

225 Omfg another extension. Grassley is too senile to realize how he is being played.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 10:30 AM (kQ9bD)


He knows. He said he feels like he's 2nd chair and Schumer is the conductor.

He just needs to grow some balls. Subpoena the bitch and arrest her if she fails to appear. She's making some serious charges against a sitting judge and federal court appointee. Either get her ass in a chair or vote to confirm. Period.

Posted by: Sponge at September 22, 2018 10:33 AM (Zz0t1)

226 the only thing obama has ever read is a zig zag label.

Posted by: Dr chavez THE hugo md, phd at September 22, 2018 10:34 AM (KP5rU)

227 cat lady vows to leave country if Kavanaugh confirmed. her word is her bond.

Posted by: x at September 22, 2018 10:34 AM (nFwvY)

228 226 the only thing obama has ever read is a zig zag label.
Posted by: Dr chavez THE hugo md, phd at September 22, 2018 10:34 AM (KP5rU)
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Not sure Obama even read that. After all, smaht people are smaht and all that book larnin' gets in the way of being smaht.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at September 22, 2018 10:35 AM (WEBkv)

229 Does the GOP understand just how close to extinction it is? FUCKING TWITS. ENOUGH.

Posted by: HAD IT at September 22, 2018 10:35 AM (XcgmW)

230 Seems clear Grassley and Kavanaugh know with 99% certainty that this is a fraud and she will not testify. I don't know how or what they know specifically but they know that for sure. And I expect they're well prepared for that remaining 1% chance, too. McConnell has got this.
Posted by: GalosGann

____________

I hope so, but the GOP is super scared of the same Dem playbook of getting called some combination of rapist or racist that I could see it not being 3 dimensional chess here but genuine folding.

You really think if Schumer was running the Senate he'd be doing this?

Shutting this down as early as possible would have been the politically smart play. Outside the beltway, people have short attention spans and everyone would have moved on.

Posted by: Blago at September 22, 2018 10:36 AM (UfkIY)

231 128 Good morning Hordesters.



Woke up with a headache. Hate that.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2018 09:41 AM (6H0QF)


Besides the teenage daughter, how's it going?


Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 09:43 AM (Ei31x)

Sorry for the delay. All things considered, not too bad. How about you?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2018 10:36 AM (6H0QF)

232 They just have a bunch of sh*t in their yard.

I was in the market for a house. And there is a great house on the circuit I would take to walk the dog. One day, instead of looking at the house, I stand there and look across the street. Holy shit. Nope. Don't want to open my door or garage door and see that.

Posted by: JAS at September 22, 2018 10:36 AM (3HNOQ)

233 Sorry for the delay. All things considered, not too bad. How about you?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2018 10:36 AM (6H0QF)


Someone is having a party outside. Not sure why.

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 10:38 AM (Ei31x)

234 Obama read Bill Ayers' autobiography.

Of Obama.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at September 22, 2018 10:39 AM (Ndje9)

235 FWIW, Twitchy has tweets and video (didn't watch it) showing that during the debate Cruz forced Beto to admit "I fully support the Second Amendment" multiple times.

If so, TV commercials are being edited as we speak. Now neither Dems nor Repubs will trust Beto.

Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at September 22, 2018 10:39 AM (S+f+m)

236 217 Remember McCartney's comment to the Obama's when he was being shown the White House library?

"Nice to finally have somebody living here who's actually read a book," or words to that effect.

I actually liked the guy before that, unlike a number of folks here, and still think he wrote some great songs. But what a low-class, low-rent jerk.
Posted by: BJM at September 22, 2018 10:29 AM (O74hG)

And it was well known that Bush and Rove had a competition each year who would read the most books. Everything they accuse the Right of you can be sure it's exactly what they are or do or have done.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 22, 2018 10:40 AM (2DOZq)

237 195 Bird is the word. "Surfin' Bird" would be a great Thanksgiving song if supermarkets werent already playing Christmas music.....
Lots of banged up shopping carts, I would expect.

Posted by: Rex B at September 22, 2018 10:40 AM (Tvvj2)

238 bet grassley a helluva parent

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2018 10:40 AM (+g41/)

239 Good Morning Glories

Well, it's still morning. I slept in.

Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2018 10:41 AM (6Zmow)

240 Beto is a hard core doctrinaire left wing prog. His handlers have decided that where Wendy Davis went wrong was that she tried to be kind of pro-gun at the end, and they think that turned off the libs which is why they lost.

Seriously, that's what they've talked about.

So the reason the left is so orgasmically happy about Beto is because he is as whacked out as Bernie Sanders, maybe even more so. He is absolutely Open Borders, Cops are Evil, Guns need to be Banned, Instant Amnesty for All, and Instant Voting Rights for anyone with Amnesty. No joke, those are his positions.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 22, 2018 10:41 AM (L4Fxp)

241 Flake would absolutely be worthless in the lobbying arena if this were his last official act in Congress. You have to understand in Washington you play the game for keeps. The ante has been upped lately and hardball is definitely an option.

Flake knows this. I'm sure someone may have reminded him. Usually it's done by putting out the word on K Street that if he votes no on Kavanaugh, whomever hires him may want to find another line of work.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 10:41 AM (xtmwf)

242 I'm meeting my daughter later for lunch and a little shopping.
Fun day!

Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2018 10:42 AM (6Zmow)

243 242 I'm meeting my daughter later for lunch and a little shopping.
Fun day!
Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2018 10:42 AM (6Zmow)

Enjoy!

Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2018 10:43 AM (ywNoU)

244 242 I'm meeting my daughter later for lunch and a little shopping.
Fun day!
Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2018 10:42 AM (6Zmow)
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Sounds like great day! Enjoy. I know I enjoy hanging out with my daughter when she's around.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at September 22, 2018 10:43 AM (WEBkv)

245 It's a perfect day here, weather wise. Much too nice to be doing any work.

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 10:43 AM (sdi6R)

246 Dang the internet. Ruining the past and future one link at a time.
https://youtu.be/Qt_yKPNORLM
The musical Hair.
Hair sung by the cowsills who look like a previous generation of Hanson.

Posted by: Eeyore the Whig at September 22, 2018 10:43 AM (VWE5i)

247 Oops, got my committee and confirmation dates mixed up in that last post. I dum. Other points still stand.

Posted by: GalosGann at September 22, 2018 10:44 AM (Dl9Eq)

248 182 Plus, this round with Kavanaugh means the left has pretty much done everything they can to derail the nomination. What else is left in the playbook?

Posted by: blake - cement canopy salesman at September 22, 2018 10:07 AM (WEBkv)


I've got a few ideas.

Posted by: zombie James Hodgkinson at September 22, 2018 10:44 AM (DTX3h)

249 So the reason the left is so orgasmically happy about Beto is because he is as whacked out as Bernie Sanders, maybe even more so. He is absolutely Open Borders, Cops are Evil, Guns need to be Banned, Instant Amnesty for All, and Instant Voting Rights for anyone with Amnesty. No joke, those are his positions.
Posted by: Tom Servo at September 22, 2018 10:41 AM (L4Fxp)


The ending question in the debate was "What is one nice thing you would say about your opponent" to which Beta said something about Cruz's dedication and Cruz replied with Beta's belief in his cause, just like Bernie Sanders.

Beta didn't like it and blurted "true to form...."

Heh.

Posted by: Sponge at September 22, 2018 10:44 AM (Zz0t1)

250 "when did we decide, as a nation, that the official
medium for announcing the decisions of the US government would be the
duckface selfie website run by people who loathe us profoundly?"



When Donald Trump discovered that he needed to use it to get his
message straight to his constituency without MSM filters and distortion.
Posted by: JAS at September 22, 2018 10:33 AM (3HNOQ)


I was thinking about Ringo's The Last Centurion, last night during ONT, and I remembered that Bandit Six had to create his own television show and put it on a faltering SkyNews to get the truth out.
It was so popular that the other networks took it up in syndication.

Same thing with Twitter in many cases. The message is so compelling that it is talked about, but without Twitter, Trump might as well be putting out PSAs to be played at 2AM and taping notices to the fence around the Whitehouse.

Of course having a flair for being outrageous and notorious has its own draw and helps get things rolling. It helped Teddy Roosevelt too.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2018 10:45 AM (mUa7G)

251 What college did McCartney attend? That would be none! He was a good lyricist, mediocre musician, who capitalized on a fad. The Beatles early stuff was bubble gum pop, not any better than the Monkees really.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at September 22, 2018 10:45 AM (v1udk)

252 ...I'm meeting my daughter later for lunch and a little shopping.
Fun day!

Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2018 10:42 AM (6Zmow)




*prays that there are no fava beans nor nice chiantis involved in today's menu*




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 22, 2018 10:45 AM (QzJWU)

253 I am headed up to wine country to play for a friend's 29th birthday party. About 200 people will be there. Big tent, wine flowing, autumn colors.
I know, Northern CA just sucks.
You all take care!

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at September 22, 2018 10:45 AM (w7KSn)

254 I've got a few ideas.
Posted by: zombie James Hodgkinson at September 22, 2018 10:44 AM (DTX3h)

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Well, unfortunately, you've got a point and the left seems to be itching to bring that particular song to the current dance.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at September 22, 2018 10:46 AM (WEBkv)

255 I could possibly squeeze you people in by Thanksgiving, but I've been waiting all summer for lawn furniture to go on sale.

Posted by: Professor Doctor Lawyer Christine '58 Plymouth-Ford at September 22, 2018 10:46 AM (Ndje9)

256 Kinda like the baby in the coffee cup. Reminds me of me, about age 5, growing up in a Finnish household. Coffee, half milk, one sugar, and some korppus for dunkin'.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at September 22, 2018 10:46 AM (xzqr4)

257 I want to be transparently clear about this, as someone who just took the somewhat extraordinary step of re-registering as a REPUBLICAN - in MASSACHUSETTS - for one reason and one reason alone; that is, to show my support for one President Donald J Trump - nothing more, nothing less.

If you vote-down the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh (my 6th choice on PDJT's short list) you are, in the opinion of this newly re-minted member, not in the same party as me. You are, in fact, on the other side and I will henceforth and forever more consider you as such and act (with regard to my political donations) accordingly.

I know this is not a threat to Corker or The Flake - both of whom seem to have figured-out, at minimum, that the 36-year delayed accusations against Judge Kavanaugh are, at best and with the benefits of all doubts given, terribly weak.

Understand, I don't blame DiFi for this last minute hit job on a nominee with almost unparalleled qualifications. It's all she, and her decrepit slime-ozzing party, have left. This was probably Plan C or D and it's going, I have to suspect, far better for them than they could have possibly hoped. Besides, they know full well the SCOTUS (and the courts in general) are their Waterloo. They lose them, they lose the country, period and perhaps for a generation or longer. This is THE HILL they must die on, if they must die.

Nor do I blame the fever-swamp dwellers on the regressive left. Character assassination is what they do, and they have for decades gotten away with it.

Nor can I, though it's certainly popular these days, work up too much outrage for Grassley and McConnell. Sure, their decades of RINO-coddling chickens are indeed coming home, but the fact of the matter is that they have saboteurs within their own ranks and no margin for error. It's a delicate balance for them and they've done, it must be said, a pretty masterful job on getting PDJT's nominees through to date - pretty much up until about 20:45 last night, in fact.

No. My incandescent rage is focused solely on two people; looking right at you, Senator Susan Collins (ME) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK). Collins, in particular, seems to have been more upset by PDJT's completely legitimate questioning of why it took 30+ years for this "sexual assault" to come to light, than she is at the reality that, in all likelihood, a good, honest, upright, career civil servant and family man is being slandered by a cheap, evidence-free, utterly implausible and uncorroborated allegation from the People's Republic of Palo Alto.

When all of this is revealed to be a hoax, what department does Judge Kavanaugh report to in order to get is reputation and good name back, eh Senator Collins?

Let me reiterate Senators Collins and Murkowski, you vote against Judge Kavanaugh and you may as well, for all I care, switch parties right now. Further, I have $500 (minimum) for your primary challengers and, if failing to defeat you in the primary, I have $1000 for your general election challenger.

Not an idle threat, Senators. I've contributed likewise already to Trump 2020 and expect to do so again next year and the year after. I can do it, and have been blessed with the means to not really miss that money all that much.

Finally, but of no less importance, if you vote against Judge Kavanaugh, you are voting to endorse character assassination as a viable, acceptable political weapon. Another by-product of the Obama-era no doubt.

There is nothing - not a single, solitary thing - that disqualifies Judge Kavanaugh from serving on the Supreme Court of the United States. He is, in fact, perhaps the most qualified nominee in 50-years. The only reason for voting him down is to support the Democrat Party and leftist ideology that posits that the SCOTUS is, and ought to continue, as super-legislators - making law rather than interpreting law.

History is calling, Senators. We await your answers.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 10:46 AM (9TYxj)

258 I am headed up to wine country to play for a friend's 29th birthday party. About 200 people will be there. Big tent, wine flowing, autumn colors.
I know, Northern CA just sucks.
You all take care!
Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at September 22, 2018 10:45 AM (w7KSn)


Have fun, stay safe, and yes, California sucks.

Posted by: Sponge at September 22, 2018 10:47 AM (Zz0t1)

259 I have to set up the backyard for Fall and do some winterizing. Some heavy lifting, etc. Whose with me!! Free chicken parm, meatballs, ziti and a nice Barolo later

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 10:48 AM (xtmwf)

260 After a 90 degree day the Weather Forecasters were predicting a violent end and a big storm. Anyway I took the flag down, closed the shutters, raised the draw bridge and hid in the basement. The storm passed through in 5 minutes rained like hell, wind blew like hell, and then sun came out, and it was over. Doesn't always work the way.....

Posted by: colin at September 22, 2018 10:48 AM (+Gw08)

261 When Donald Trump discovered that he needed to use it to get his message straight to his constituency without MSM filters and distortion.
Posted by: JAS at September 22, 2018 10:33 AM (3HNOQ)


Yeah, but PDT swings Twitter like an axe handle. Grassley doesn't.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 10:48 AM (y87Qq)

262 How is Blasey Ford going to go across the country, by means other than aircraft, and feel "safe?"

I foresee another round of travel-related demands, if she agrees to testify on Wednesday. She may want 4 vans of US Marshals, a custom bus, a hotel or motel every night on the road and in DC, with no other guests than her, her lawyer crowd, and the Marshals...and God-only-knows what other crap.

Posted by: Gref at September 22, 2018 10:48 AM (AMIL/)

263 Morning all. The horde was very helpful when I killed cable and went to streaming. Need a bit more advice.
Want to kill my current email service, gmail, yep I know it's evil and go to my own domain. I think that's the correct terminology. Do not need a website just email. Ex. neverenoughcaffeine@neverenoughcaffeine.com as my email address.
How does one do this? Hope my explanation makes sense. Terrible at explaining even on a good day.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at September 22, 2018 10:49 AM (5vDKw)

264 {{{Vendette}}}
You're still awake! What stamina!

Posted by: Hrothgar Heavy Industries,VLLC [/s at September 22, 2018 10:50 AM (n9EOP)

265
Omfg another extension. Grassley is too senile to realize how he is being played.
Posted by: #neverskankles


Yosemite Chuck

https://youtu.be/zkzWyOaS8kU

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2018 10:51 AM (IqV8l)

266 Morning all. The horde was very helpful when I killed cable and went to streaming. Need a bit more advice.
Want to kill my current email service, gmail, yep I know it's evil and go to my own domain. I think that's the correct terminology. Do not need a website just email. Ex. neverenoughcaffeine@neverenoughcaffeine.com as my email address.
How does one do this? Hope my explanation makes sense. Terrible at explaining even on a good day.
Posted by: never enough caffeine at September 22, 2018 10:49 AM (5vDKw)


GoDaddy.

They should have just about everything you're looking for. You'll have to pay fees to register the domain, then, they'll park it for you, offer you the email domain and space. Just takes money.

Posted by: Sponge at September 22, 2018 10:51 AM (Zz0t1)

267 Supoena the cvnt and MAKE her testify.

Grassley, The Never Trumper, thinks he's being cute....drawing this out...not to be fair to the loon but to Fock Trump.

Allthe senile old fool is doing is ---looking senile.

IF Grassley and the never trump hens had the brains they think they have they outdo have subpoenaed the professor the minute the first deadline had passed...I mean the first second.

She started this character assasinatiion--MAKE HER TESTIFY

Posted by: Fort Trump! bitches at September 22, 2018 10:52 AM (5BVHO)

268 Many Italians put a little coffee in the babies bottle. Truth.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 10:52 AM (xtmwf)

269 First question to be asked of the Ford woman:

"So, you were at a party with a bunch of guys where there was drinking going on, and you don't remember when or where it was, how you got there, leaving, or how you got home. --- How drunk were you at the time of the alleged incident?"




Posted by: Prof at September 22, 2018 10:53 AM (zgX3V)

270 *snorts awake*

*shakes head to dislodge weird dreams*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at September 22, 2018 10:53 AM (kQs4Y)

271 Sponge. That was quick. Thanks

Posted by: never enough caffeine at September 22, 2018 10:53 AM (5vDKw)

272 {{{Vendette}}}

You're still awake! What stamina!





Posted by: Hrothgar Heavy Industries,VLLC [/s at September 22, 2018 10:50 AM (n9EOP)


Naw, I've slept.

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 10:54 AM (Ei31x)

273 Ford? I'm a little pissed at them after the crap they pulled on my warranty. I may become a Chevy truck man.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 10:54 AM (xtmwf)

274 Posted by: never enough caffeine at September 22, 2018 10:49 AM (5vDKw)

A fellow moron set up a basic email service. I used it for a bit and it was a well done adaptation of a freeware email IIRC.

Contact

blanco.basura@moronhorde.com

For more info

Posted by: Hrothgar Heavy Industries,VLLC [/s at September 22, 2018 10:54 AM (n9EOP)

275 How is Blasey Ford going to go across the country, by means other than aircraft, and feel "safe?"

I foresee another round of travel-related demands, if she agrees to testify on Wednesday. She may want 4 vans of US Marshals, a custom bus, a hotel or motel every night on the road and in DC, with no other guests than her, her lawyer crowd, and the Marshals...and God-only-knows what other crap.

Posted by: Gref at September 22, 2018 10:48 AM (AMIL/)


She's being an INCREDIBLE prima-donna here. No one knows who she is. Largely, no one cares. No one is looking for her other than the committee for her testimony. She could walk into any airport in America and would just be another poor schlub having to get felt up by TSA to travel.

Fuck her and her ego.

Posted by: Sponge at September 22, 2018 10:54 AM (Zz0t1)

276 Flake would absolutely be worthless in the lobbying arena if this were his last official act in Congress.

I'm sure all the ex-Dem politicians who now lobby or are talking heads will find this news upsetting.

Posted by: pep at September 22, 2018 10:55 AM (T6t7i)

277 In Texas, Cruz will comfortably win but I think a lot of Trump supporters are just letting him dangle on purpose.

The only reason the Cruz vs Beto race even looks plausible is because Cruz acted like a complete asshole after losing to Trump to the point of not even endorsing at the GOP Convention.

Seriously, Beto's campaign is basically being built around what Trump has said about him. They know this also.

In the end, Trump supporters will back Cruz but had he lost gracefully to Trump, this would not be much of a race.

Posted by: Blago at September 22, 2018 10:55 AM (UfkIY)

278 Shutting this down as early as possible would have been the politically smart play. Outside the beltway, people have short attention spans and everyone would have moved on.

Posted by: Blago at September 22, 2018 10:36 AM (UfkIY)


True. Does anyone think of Sarah Jeong anymore? Besides, Trump continually throws out new fresh meat for the media to go bonkers over, which causes the attention span to shorten even more. One of the most bizarre things to observe is how corporations have a knee jerk reaction to twitter mobs and overlook this fact.

I can only think the only obstacle to the early shutdown was some difficulty with the 3-4 GOPe cucks who would be prone to stabbing the party in the back.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 10:55 AM (/qEW2)

279 "So, you were at a party with a bunch of guys where there was drinking going on, and you don't remember when or where it was, how you got there, leaving, or how you got home. --- How drunk were you at the time of the alleged incident?"




Posted by: Prof at September 22, 2018 10:53 AM (zgX3V)


Then provide the copy of her school yearbook with all the pictures of booze and blenders and drunken minors.......

Posted by: Sponge at September 22, 2018 10:55 AM (Zz0t1)

280 268 Many Italians put a little coffee in the babies bottle. Truth.
Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 10:52 AM (xtmwf)
---
My dad let me quaff deeply from his basin-sized cup of half milk/half coffee every morning. I was three, four years old.

It made me the overachiever I am today!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at September 22, 2018 10:56 AM (kQs4Y)

281 Ex. neverenoughcaffeine@neverenoughcaffeine.com as my email address.
How does one do this? Hope my explanation makes sense. Terrible at explaining even on a good day.
Posted by: never enough caffeine at September 22, 2018 10:49 AM (5vDKw)


Most domain registrars will offer free mail hosting for the domain out-of-the-box as well as a parking ("future home of...") webpage, if you wanted to set up your own mailservers or web server then that would be up to you. If you just want the mail, it should be set up by default.

https://www.techradar.com/news/best-email-hosting-providers

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 10:56 AM (y87Qq)

282 Doc J.

Please accept my fulsome applause, and great respect.

That's a magnificent piece of writing, there. And, I concur with your thoughts, exactly as stated.


*grabs old 1970s beer pull-tab necklace*


I hereby award you the Hordistan Drunken Order of the Meritorious Moron, with Airsickness Bag Device.


*queues AtC Marching Ravage All-Kazzoo Band*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 22, 2018 10:56 AM (QzJWU)

283 Hrothgar. Thanks

Posted by: never enough caffeine at September 22, 2018 10:56 AM (5vDKw)

284 And now I need to scoot.



Carry on!

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 10:56 AM (Ei31x)

285 thanks hogmartin.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at September 22, 2018 10:57 AM (5vDKw)

286 Hello there, Eris. How long have you been asleep, exactly?

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 10:57 AM (y87Qq)

287 *hands Vendette her lucky scootin' socks*

*hand salute*

*ready - two*

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 10:58 AM (y87Qq)

288 Posted by: Jim at September 22, 2018 10:56 AM (QzJWU)

James,

I'm honored.

For your graciousness, please accept a nice plate of bacon for you (shoves through USB port of my Chromebook).

Humbly,
DocJ

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 10:58 AM (9TYxj)

289 284 And now I need to scoot.



Carry on!
Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 10:56 AM (Ei31x)

Hoveround or rascal?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 22, 2018 10:59 AM (ywNoU)

290 Hog, I did it in shifts, 2100-0200, 0500-1030-ish.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at September 22, 2018 10:59 AM (kQs4Y)

291 263 Morning all. The horde was very helpful when I killed cable and went to streaming. Need a bit more advice.
Want to kill my current email service, gmail, yep I know it's evil and go to my own domain. I think that's the correct terminology. Do not need a website just email. Ex. neverenoughcaffeine@neverenoughcaffeine.com as my email address.
How does one do this? Hope my explanation makes sense. Terrible at explaining even on a good day.
Posted by: never enough caffeine at September 22, 2018 10:49 AM (5vDKw)

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Well, one can set up a domain, register it and create an email account based on the domain name, but, that costs $$$. (hosting services offer various things like this. I should say, it used to be costly, may not be any more.)

Smaller companies generally have web sites that have "domain name email" but it's routed to an email address that is not domain related.

For instance, you've a registered domain of "googlesucksandImtiredofit.com" with an email address of nec@googlesucksandImtiredofit.com but, when that address is emailed, the email is actually sent to nec@necemailwhereever.com

With the second method, you still need to find someone to host your email. But, I believe that to be a cheaper alternative than having a hosting company provide your email.

Hope this helps, or, at least, isn't the wrong information.

*Been a long time since I've dealt with this kind of stuff, so, some of the horde may have better or correct information.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at September 22, 2018 10:59 AM (WEBkv)

292 I can only think the only obstacle to the early
shutdown was some difficulty with the 3-4 GOPe cucks who would be prone
to stabbing the party in the back.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear


Correct. Grassley's a fossil. He isn't completely stupid.

Posted by: pep at September 22, 2018 11:00 AM (T6t7i)

293 "Shutting this down as early as possible would have been the politically smart play. Outside the beltway, people have short attention spans and everyone would have moved on. "

But shutting it down any faster would have given the RINOs an excuse to _pretend_ to be afraid of the accusations of sexism and torpedo the actual confirmation. By now pretending to believe this mess doesn't make them look noble or thoughtful, it just makes them look like frauds and suckers. They can't abide that image, not in this political climate.

This path is frustratingly methodical for us, I know, but all of this will pay off with the next nominee. We're forcing the left to burn through each page of their playbook all at once while watching every tactic fail. It's very Trumpian, really.

Posted by: GalosGann at September 22, 2018 11:00 AM (Dl9Eq)

294 Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 10:46 AM (9TYxj)



Berkshires, same

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2018 11:01 AM (+g41/)

295 But shutting it down any faster would have given the RINOs an excuse to
_pretend_ to be afraid of the accusations of sexism and torpedo the
actual confirmation. By now pretending to believe this mess doesn't make
them look noble or thoughtful, it just makes them look like frauds and
suckers. They can't abide that image, not in this political climate.


The good news is that two of these ingrates will be gone in a few months.

Posted by: pep at September 22, 2018 11:02 AM (T6t7i)

296 Gotta get some fresh air.

Behave, everyone.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at September 22, 2018 11:02 AM (kQs4Y)

297 Nomination Time
and the Living is easy
Grassley's jumping
And Schumer is high

Congress is rich
And the staffers are good lookin'
So hush little citizen
Don't you cry

Probab'y this morning
GOP gonna screw you
Theres a'nothing you can do
'Ceptin' scream at the sky

I apologize to George Gershwin in advance.

Posted by: Hrothgar Heavy Industries,VLLC at September 22, 2018 11:02 AM (n9EOP)

298 I beginning to think we're being played by both sides. The establishment politicians are in control of this now and I think it's become a coordinated effort of the dims and repubs to slow-walk this nomination to oblivion. I'm thinking they do not want the "outsider" prez to be picking "their" SCOTUS.

Posted by: Soona at September 22, 2018 11:03 AM (Fs5vw)

299 296
Gotta get some fresh air.



Behave, everyone.



Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes


Why would we start now?

Posted by: pep at September 22, 2018 11:03 AM (T6t7i)

300 The establishment politicians are in control of this now and I think
it's become a coordinated effort of the dims and repubs to slow-walk
this nomination to oblivion. I'm thinking they do not want the
"outsider" prez to be picking "their" SCOTUS.


Nonsense. Their job security depends on getting Kavanaugh through.

Posted by: pep at September 22, 2018 11:04 AM (T6t7i)

301 And the Cigar, of course, Eris. Mother insisted.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2018 11:04 AM (mUa7G)

302 Many Italians put a little coffee in the babies bottle. Truth.


My aunt was an M.D. When a baby was teething, she would dip her finger in whiskey and let the baby suck on it.

Posted by: JAS at September 22, 2018 11:05 AM (3HNOQ)

303 Several GOP Senators are using their votes for/against Kav as leverage to get what they want for themselves. It's what they do.

You don't see this very often amongst the Dems.

Posted by: davidt at September 22, 2018 11:05 AM (FhO+a)

304 Oh, here's something for you, Hog, since you are also a force of Nature, full of immense and uncontrollable energies:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beR-jZjjinY

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at September 22, 2018 11:05 AM (kQs4Y)

305 Many Italians put a little coffee in the babies bottle. Truth.
=====

A lot of filthy Scandis do as well. I think with little kids, rather than being a stimulant, it is almost a soporific -- like some of the ADHD medications.

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 22, 2018 11:08 AM (MIKMs)

306 Huh, I wake up to alien sex. This place. Thanks MisHum. Morning all you aliens in disguise. Explains a lot.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 22, 2018 11:09 AM (3SzRC)

307 Oh, here's something for you, Hog, since you are also a force of Nature, full of immense and uncontrollable energies:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beR-jZjjinY
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at September 22, 2018 11:05 AM (kQs4Y)


Thanks! I also depend for survival on my ability to perceive and react to danger.

*walks straight into plate-glass door, knocks self out cold*

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 11:09 AM (y87Qq)

308 My aunt was an M.D. When a baby was teething, she would dip her finger in whiskey and let the baby suck on it.


Posted by: JAS at September 22, 2018 11:05 AM (3HNOQ)


Some of my female relatives have mentioned putting wet washcloths in the freezer and giving them to their teething kiddos to chew on when the washcloths were frozen.
Another lady I know mentioned that her toddler would gum the top of the marble coffee table.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2018 11:09 AM (mUa7G)

309 wasn't her account oddly specific in the detail that she'd had a single beer?

In any case, fair or not, how much she was drinking is far less important than the simple fact of the details she just can't come up with (because if she did a refuting alibi or contradiction could emerge, destroying her credibility.)

If she hung out with a loadie crowd, that was her choice, and nobody hurt her or forced her into anything and that's her good luck.

Does anyone share my suspicion that Ed Whelan doesn't want Kavenaugh on the court? His "mistaken identity" theory only seemed to locate a party venue where Kavenaugh might plausibly have been present, lending a concrete ness to what had been total vapor.
That or Ed Whelan is a ninny.

Posted by: SarahW at September 22, 2018 11:10 AM (Sp1NT)

310 297
I apologize to George Gershwin in advance.

Posted by: Hrothgar Heavy Industries,VLLC at September 22, 2018 11:02 AM (n9EOP)


*skeletal hand reaches up out of ground*

Posted by: Zombie George Gershwin at September 22, 2018 11:10 AM (sdi6R)

311 But shutting it down any faster would have given the RINOs an excuse to _pretend_ to be afraid of the accusations of sexism and torpedo the actual confirmation.
Posted by: GalosGann

_______________

I understand the strategy of giving her A opportunity (not 18 opportunities to testify) but once she started saying things like she wouldn't fly on an airplane (and turning down an offer to go to her) that's when it's time to call these GOPe member's bluffs.

Posted by: Blago at September 22, 2018 11:10 AM (UfkIY)

312 What's more, I think Flake and or Collins were in on this scheme from the beginning. They're the perps.

Posted by: Soona at September 22, 2018 11:10 AM (Fs5vw)

313 When I try to go to Intellicast it takes me to Wunderground, on the tablet. Still goes to Intellicast on the cell, with the same exact URL. I hate big corps and bad web designs.

And my coffee tastes like... soap. Gotta start over. Ew.

This day is off to a great start.

Oh yeah, and now the days get shorter. Solstice! Why does everything have to happen to me!?!

Happy anniversary, I see, to the FenelonSpokes. The first thirty years are the hardest, right?

Posted by: mindful webworker - once up on a time at September 22, 2018 11:10 AM (K7/OQ)

314 Many Italians put a little coffee in the babies bottle. Truth.

=====

I understand Nona put some wine in my bottle to help me sleep...

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 22, 2018 11:11 AM (3SzRC)

315 Morning all you aliens in disguise. Explains a lot.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 22, 2018 11:09 AM (3SzRC)


*raises scaly claw*

Um... I identify as a greedy shapeshifting repto-Jew. Please don't lizardshame.

*flicks forked tongue, licks own eyeball*

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 11:11 AM (y87Qq)

316 Just testing this text box thing. First time I've seen it.

Is this a new line?

Posted by: A Dude at September 22, 2018 11:13 AM (YOhRS)

317 I agree delaying at all was a total mistake. And crap, there goes the power. How can we have a power outage!!!! It's clear and sunny and no wind at all!!!!

Posted by: SarahW at September 22, 2018 11:13 AM (Sp1NT)

318 Hey hog, whats the day like for you? Other than harassing the reprobates in this place.

**no offense all*

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 22, 2018 11:13 AM (3SzRC)

319 Just testing this text box thing. First time I've seen it.

Is this a new line?

Posted by: A Dude at September 22, 2018 11:13 AM (YOhRS)


Yes

Posted by: Hrothgar Heavy Industries,VLLC at September 22, 2018 11:14 AM (n9EOP)

320 The Law student suing everyone is obviously mentally-disturbed. If I were the FBI, this guy would go on my watch list yesterday as the next potential mass shooter.

Posted by: JoeC at September 22, 2018 11:17 AM (ChjUV)

321 318 *no offense all*

So wait, you're suggesting we're not reprobates???

Hmph! Well same to you, buddy!

*inscribes Cannibal Bob's name on shit list*

Posted by: BJM at September 22, 2018 11:17 AM (O74hG)

322 Dear Chairman Grassley,

First, I will require the Hearing Room draped in sheer beige Egyptian Cotton and backlit with unscented candles made from dolphin-safe Blue Whale tallow. I will need multiple Ming Dynasty vases full of fresh-cut lilies--Asian, not African--placed around the room. I will need a team of personal assistants to disinfect all door-knobs at half-hour intervals and appetizers catered by Four Seasons. And the power to grant pardons.

Also, all the brown M&Ms Van Halen didn't eat on the OU812 Tour.

Do we understand each other? I think we do.

Sincere-like,

Posted by: Professor Doctor Lawyer Christine '58 Plymouth-Ford at September 22, 2018 11:18 AM (Ndje9)

323 In the end, Trump supporters will back Cruz but had he lost gracefully to Trump, this would not be much of a race.

=====

Oh, for Pete's sake. That silliness has got to stop. Where were the other (R) folk? Who was out to thank supporters; work on rules; and gracefully concede? Not any of the establishment folks who also, BTW, are still pouting.

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 22, 2018 11:18 AM (MIKMs)

324 So NOOD.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 22, 2018 11:18 AM (3SzRC)

325 Hey hog, whats the day like for you? Other than harassing the reprobates in this place.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 22, 2018 11:13 AM (3SzRC)


Not bad. Showered, coffee'd. The forecast is sunny with a high of 64 and a 90% chance of getting lost on the way back from the Meijer down the street and ending up getting lunch at 2pm at a diner twenty miles away on county roads.

And you and yours, how's your day?

Posted by: hogmartin at September 22, 2018 11:18 AM (y87Qq)

326 My puppy just locked me out of the house and no one else is home.

Posted by: IrishEi at September 22, 2018 11:19 AM (Ri0Ku)

327 Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 10:46 AM (9TYxj)

Welcome aboard.
- Edward Smith, Captain, RMS Titanic

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at September 22, 2018 11:19 AM (59GGI)

328 322
Dear Chairman Grassley,



First, I will require the Hearing Room draped in sheer beige
Egyptian Cotton and backlit with unscented candles made from
dolphin-safe Blue Whale tallow. I will need multiple Ming Dynasty vases
full of fresh-cut lilies--Asian, not African--placed around the room. I
will need a team of personal assistants to disinfect all door-knobs at
half-hour intervals and appetizers catered by Four Seasons. And the
power to grant pardons.



Also, all the brown MMs Van Halen didn't eat on the OU812 Tour.



Do we understand each other? I think we do.



Sincere-like,

Posted by: Professor Doctor Lawyer Christine '58 Plymouth-Ford

I ate those brown MMs....sorry.

Posted by: Sammy Hagar at September 22, 2018 11:20 AM (sS5XO)

329 The Senate GOP. Wow. I tried really hard to believe this time. I don't know why. Maybe because of all the boundless, unfounded optimism of some people around here.

From now on, call me Eeyore all you like, Pollyanna.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 22, 2018 11:20 AM (5aX2M)

330 I just hate (and use that word literally hitlery) that protocol and rules are unimportant so long as you're vagina or high melanin.

Being handled like a six year old getting fifth and sixth chances because of perceived mental deficiencies based on race or sex is the very definition of inequality. Follow the rules. The end.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Takeout will let you download all your docs on Google at September 22, 2018 11:21 AM (n9hQQ)

331 And now Im willowed too.

Posted by: IrishEi at September 22, 2018 11:21 AM (Ri0Ku)

332 293
But shutting it down any faster would have given the RINOs an excuse to _pretend_ to be afraid of the accusations of sexism and torpedo the actual confirmation. By now pretending to believe this mess doesn't make them look noble or thoughtful, it just makes them look like frauds and suckers. They can't abide that image, not in this political climate.

This path is frustratingly methodical for us, I know, but all of this will pay off with the next nominee. We're forcing the left to burn through each page of their playbook all at once while watching every tactic fail. It's very Trumpian, really.
Posted by: GalosGann at September 22, 2018 11:00 AM (Dl9Eq)


This explanation makes sense. I hope you're right.

I have to think that this shitshow disgusts normal people. I just worry that normal people are a shrinking minority in today's America.

Posted by: rickl at September 22, 2018 11:22 AM (sdi6R)

333 I ate those brown MMs....sorry. Posted by: Sammy Hagar

Sorry, then. The deal is off.

(Sammy--call me!)

Posted by: Professor Doctor Lawyer Christine '58 Plymouth-Ford at September 22, 2018 11:28 AM (Ndje9)

334 330 I just hate (and use that word literally hitlery) that protocol and rules are unimportant so long as you're vagina or high melanin.......

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Takeout will let you download all your docs on Google at September 22, 2018 11:21 AM (n9hQQ)
----------------------------------
I don't remember Clarence Thomas getting any special treatment --- well, except for the smearing and attempted lynching.

Remember Fen's Law: it is never about the thing the Left claims it's about.

Being a member of an Oppressed group won't help you unless you're a leftist. In fact, the opposite may be true.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 22, 2018 11:55 AM (0jtPF)

335 My dad only drove me half way to the park...i had to fuckin walk the rest of the way...I was shagged out before I shagged out..where;s the fun in dat!?

Posted by: saf at September 22, 2018 03:35 PM (5IHGB)

EMT 09/22/18 Enough already.

I'm just one voter.

But this voter's decision on whether to vote in November will be based on whether the current Republicans in office actually vote on confirming a new SC justice next week.

Stop playing silly games and get your job done.


Posted by: krakatoa at 06:00 AM




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1 Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 06:00 AM (T4oHT)

2 Yay, insomnia!

Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2018 06:01 AM (W+vEI)

3 Fear of the Left is the biggest motivating factor in the country.

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 06:02 AM (T4oHT)

4 Make that 2 voters.


#enoughisenough

Posted by: LASue at September 22, 2018 06:02 AM (Z48ZB)

5 We have a new leader of the Senate...her name is Dr Ford.

Posted by: tentotwo at September 22, 2018 06:02 AM (yhf6w)

6 Back to my willowed comment.
If you can't sleep is it still rest to just lay still and not expend any energy or just get moving?

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 06:04 AM (T4oHT)

7 If you can't sleep is it still rest to just lay still and not expend any energy or just get moving?

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 06:04 AM (T4oHT)


For your muscles, yes.

For your brain, no.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 22, 2018 06:05 AM (VE0m1)

8 Not getting it exactly but no full vote by next Thursday means another week at least until it can happen again. Also meaning Kavanaugh will not make opening day Oct 1.

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 06:07 AM (T4oHT)

9 g'mornin' again, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 22, 2018 06:07 AM (KCxzN)

10 The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.


Grassley is an old fool, has zero business being in the senate let alone heading the judiciary committee and now it is he that is making a mockery of the confirmation process.


What a schmuck.



And good morning.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 06:07 AM (kT3/m)

11 Good Morning Morons; today is Saturday, September 22, 2018. On this day in 1823 Joseph Smith supposedly found the golden plates after being directed by God through the Angel Moroni to the place where they were buried. These 'plates', which none in the public has ever seen, supposedly contained the text of what became the Book of Mormon. I have no problem with the Mormon sect, after all they are Christians, however, I think all this Angel Moroni stuff is a load of hogwash.



Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 22, 2018 06:08 AM (mpXpK)

12 Fox's Greg Jarret says Rosencrap should be fired. I agree.


http://tinyurl.com/y7ntajro

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 22, 2018 06:09 AM (mpXpK)

13 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 22, 2018 06:09 AM (wldC6)

14 The Trump hate wing, aided by Fox News, says Republicans can't get their message together for the elections because Trump. I say if there is any confusion in the Party it is because of all the RINOs and assholes like these.


http://tinyurl.com/ybqgv48b

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 22, 2018 06:09 AM (mpXpK)

15 Fox News' Jesse Watters calls communist Whitehouse of Delaware a liar and in public.


http://tinyurl.com/yc3g7x6v

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 22, 2018 06:09 AM (mpXpK)

16 Was not happy to see another cave by Grassley. Dem Undies are sure it's because the GOP doesn't have the votes now, due to Trump's heartless tweet. Hope that's not the case, but my gosh #enoughISenough.

Posted by: lizabth at September 22, 2018 06:10 AM (RFh5Y)

17 NBC News excuses Rosencrap's lies and misbehavior as 'he was joking'.


http://tinyurl.com/ycxj822w

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 22, 2018 06:10 AM (mpXpK)

18 A Duke energy dam off the Cape Fear river has been breached by flood waters from Hurricane Florence. NBC news immediately speculates that coal and and coal ash 'may' be flowing in to the river. This line of lying speculation comes with no evidence what-so-ever. Typical NBC. Fake News indeed. I have some news for you liars at NBC, fly ash is not discharged into any river, lake, or other such impondment that has flow to a river. It goes into what is called 'settling ponds' which have to be manually pumped to remove water after the fly ash has been separated out.


http://tinyurl.com/yaeof5of

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 22, 2018 06:10 AM (mpXpK)

19 Levin says Trump should not fire Resencrap because of the NYT article because it is a setup. I say Resencrap should have been fired long before the NYT article came out. In fact, the entire upper level of the Justice Dept should be fired along with the DOS.


http://tinyurl.com/ybfq2795

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 22, 2018 06:11 AM (mpXpK)

20 Supposedly Nikki Haley has been excluded from a 'refugee' meeting for her open borders views. I have never seen any 'open borders' views from her when she was gov. In fact, as I remember it she was the opposite. I would like to know where this crap comes from.


http://tinyurl.com/y7h96xt7

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 22, 2018 06:11 AM (mpXpK)

21 Yet more evidence that gun control does not work. The MD shooter used a legal handgun that she went through all of MD's hoops to purchase. All these gun control laws do is make it harder for honest people to get a gun and drive up the prices through a lot of useless regulatory compliance laws that gun stores have to live with.


http://tinyurl.com/y8gtve45

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 22, 2018 06:11 AM (mpXpK)

22 Levin last night said dont fall for the trap on the NY Times...they WANT Trump to fire the Rosenpenis before the midterms

Posted by: A dude in MI at September 22, 2018 06:12 AM (OOH1c)

23 Recall the movie Flashdance where Jennifer Beals had to audition for admittance into a noted art school (much like Julliard)? Well schools in NYC like that can no longer hold auditions for entrance because it doesn't support the liberal's golden God of diversity. Thank you NYC voters who elected communist DeBlasio.


http://tinyurl.com/y8gtve45

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 22, 2018 06:12 AM (mpXpK)

24 Mitch says that we shouldn't worry, Brett Kavanaugh will be justice soon.

Ok.

Only the Republican majority is at stake.

No biggie.

Only the future of the Republican party, Mitch.


I'm so tired of the Democrats scams. Is Mitch?

And that pic on the last thread is a picture of Dr Ford without makeup.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 22, 2018 06:12 AM (LWvdb)

25 Kellyanne Conway wonders why Republicans in the Senate are allowing Democrats to delay the vote on Kavanaugh when they have no intention of voting for him anyway. Me too babe, me too.


http://tinyurl.com/y8jp7z5p

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 22, 2018 06:12 AM (mpXpK)

26 Heritage blasts the new budget bill for still containing Obama's handouts to manufacturers of the shitty electric 'cars'.


http://tinyurl.com/y7w8wnod

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 22, 2018 06:12 AM (mpXpK)

27 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 22, 2018 06:13 AM (hyuyC)

28
Once again 'settled science' for one of the liberal's favorite programs to take control of local programs though BS regulations turns out to be 'junk science'. The Mooch's school lunch program has been shown now to be BS. Doesn't matter, our county school system eliminated that crap a long time ago.


http://tinyurl.com/yckw4a5o

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 22, 2018 06:13 AM (mpXpK)

29 Ramirez


http://tinyurl.com/yd5qhfhe



And that's it for today. I will be bowing out around sunrise this morning. I have some long delayed yard work that I must do and I want to get it done before it gets hot.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 22, 2018 06:13 AM (mpXpK)

30 Thanks, Vic.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 22, 2018 06:14 AM (wldC6)

31 G'mornin' Horde !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at September 22, 2018 06:16 AM (58Au8)

32 Vic We Have No Party

Thank you for the news. Much appreciated.

I was talking about those gold tablets with a devout Mormon friend of mine.

He said "You need strong faith to be a good Mormon."

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 22, 2018 06:16 AM (hyuyC)

33 "The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit."



Kreplach,
Have you trademarked your line yet?

Would sell a lot of t-shirts.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 22, 2018 06:17 AM (LWvdb)

34 32
Vic We Have No Party



Thank you for the news. Much appreciated.



I was talking about those gold tablets with a devout Mormon friend of mine.



He said "You need strong faith to be a good Mormon."

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 22, 2018 06:16 AM (hyuyC)

I don't know. Since most of their message is straight Christianity I can overlook the rest.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 22, 2018 06:18 AM (mpXpK)

35 Uhhh...krak, sweetheart. It's Saturday. 5:19 AYEM on Saturday, to be precise. My, you're up (and mad) early.

Posted by: creeper at September 22, 2018 06:18 AM (AzV8L)

36 If anyone says "settled science", then they know nothing of the history of science.

I call them out as a refugee from the process of science, and mis-educated to boot.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 22, 2018 06:18 AM (hyuyC)

37 And that's it for today. I will be bowing out around sunrise this morning. I have some long delayed yard work that I must do and I want to get it done before it gets hot.

Posted by: Vic

Vic. Thanks for the news this morning.

If you want, come to my house and do yard work. Todays high is 66. Darn near 30 degrees less then it was on Thursday.
Ahhhh. The air con is off, and I'm sleeping under a blanket again

Posted by: Bruce at September 22, 2018 06:19 AM (8ikIW)

38 You have to admire the stamina of Grassley, not many 85 yr olds can take the self inflicted pounding this guy is taking. His ass has got to be sore by now!

Posted by: tentotwo at September 22, 2018 06:19 AM (yhf6w)

39 Maryland shooter was diagnosed with a mental illness back in 2016.

Other online reports also cite she was suffering from Gender Dysphoria and in the process of transitioning.

And that she committed suicide after shooting her co-workers.


So a neighbor asked my what the transgenderism had to do with the story.

And I told her that it had as much to do with the story as when a former military member commits a crime, that the prior military service is always mentioned.

Oh, and the roughly 40% suicide rate of those suffering from gender dysphoria.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 22, 2018 06:20 AM (wldC6)

40 Vic We Have No Party

Culturally, Mormons have a good answer for a society gone crazy. They have strong internal organizations that are set aside from the wider culture.

And their professed values are quite attractive compared with the Left. No, not talking about the multiple wives here.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 22, 2018 06:21 AM (hyuyC)

41 @33
Have not trademarked it, I really wish I didn't have to use it at all.

What's going on is ridiculous and the GOP is an illigitimate political party as properly understood.

Grassley is 85 fucking years old, you would think he would have zero
fucks to give and be angrier than an old man trying to return soup over
the shiving his "good friend" ChiDi did to him but no, all it took was
some scary words from ChiDi and this Ford liar to rattle him.





What a clusterfuck he's let this confirmation become.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 06:23 AM (kT3/m)

42 Golly, gee... I hate to be a ray of sunshine into what seems to be a general Debbie Downer attitude, but:
What if the Trump Spine is actually transplantable, and Grassley, et al really do have incontrovertible proof?
And, call me Rebecca, but if the NYSlimes calls Rosenstein a traitor, I now can actually believe he's a white hat.

I know... I'll be in my room.

Posted by: MarkY at September 22, 2018 06:23 AM (ZyYLI)

43 Hiya

Posted by: JT at September 22, 2018 06:23 AM (gXrq5)

44 we have got to get rid of the deadwood like Grassley

ok for senator , lousy chairman

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2018 06:23 AM (+g41/)

45
Always remember, Kavanaugh wrote the Starr Report -- a report which went into much detail (some say perhaps too much detail) of the Clinton sexual tryst with Monica Lewinsky. If there was anyone that the (D)'s were going to drag through the mud it was him.

They've known for years he was on the 'short list' of SC candidates and they've had years to prepare. This is a well prepared operation, despite it being made to appear somewhat last minute.

The Ford woman will never testify under oath because she knows the real truth.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 22, 2018 06:28 AM (LOgQ4)

46 So what did Grassley do that's the most recent "caving"?

Posted by: creeper at September 22, 2018 06:28 AM (AzV8L)

47 Good morning, coffee time. Happy first day of Fall.

Posted by: Uncle Si at September 22, 2018 06:28 AM (Je5yd)

48 Was there some official cave-in last night? I checked out at 10:30.

Posted by: t-bird at September 22, 2018 06:29 AM (Y9zp1)

49
Good morning kids:

Well, Chuck Grassley is doing the Bugs Bunny "I dare you to cross over this line" crap. Except he's the one that's going to fall off the cliff and not Yosemite Sam.

How anyone can give a written deadline/ultimatum, publicly crow about it and then back away from it - TWICE now - makes one look like an abject fool.

What the fuck are you thinking, schmuck?! Unless the usual gang of anti-Trump cunts in the GOP are giving him tsoris, but why give an ultimatum in the first place and wind up with bukkake on your face?

This is just making what's left of my hair hurt. Honestly, I have got to go and not destroy my weekend with this garbage.

Cunts, the lot of them.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 22, 2018 06:29 AM (/9p9e)

50 46 So what did Grassley do that's the most recent "caving"?
Posted by: creeper at September 22, 2018 06:28 AM (AzV8L)


Supposedly extended the deadline. It's in big red letters up top at Breitbart now.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 22, 2018 06:30 AM (/9p9e)

51 >>What if the Trump Spine is actually transplantable, and Grassley, et al really do have incontrovertible proof?
And, call me Rebecca, but if the NYSlimes calls Rosenstein a traitor, I now can actually believe he's a white hat.



Heh, yeah.
First, Joe DiGenoa made s strange comment about Ford on Laura Ingraham's show - he said to ask PGA players about Ford. That's it, no details.


As for NYT, who leaked this? Apparently it was leaked to a reporter that Comey favored for leaks. Trump will fire Rosenstein if/when he feels like it, not when Comey, McCabe, Mueller or whoever decides it should be done by stirring up the outrage mob.



*We know that there have been plans in place for over a year to mass protest if Rosenstein is fired - wouldn't the Resistance just love such a distraction/mid-term GoTV event like that right about now?

Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2018 06:32 AM (W+vEI)

52 Grassley most of worriedIthinkwhat the Media and Democrats will be screaming as soon as he ends any chance of Ford testifying.
And she is going to testify, about this ( ) close to betting the house that she will.
She doesn't- vote happens soon
She does - who knows how long and what could happen during that.

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 06:32 AM (T4oHT)

53 @44
He's 85 so he will be gone soon enough.
He's not up till 2020 which would make him 87, but he has not ruled out another run.

Just another sad old man cleaning to power.

What a disgrace.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 06:32 AM (kT3/m)

54 now grassley has little spine, did't even give a time

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2018 06:32 AM (+g41/)

55 Hey, I'm on a roll.

The Book of Wisdom, Chapter 2 (tell me it does not ring true today)

Reason they offer, yet reason all amiss. Their hearts tell them, So brief our time here, so full of discomfort, and death brings no remedy! Never a man yet made good his title to have come back from the grave! Whence came we, none can tell; and it will be all one hereafter whether we lived or no. What is our breath, but a passing vapour; what is our reason, but a spark that sets the brain whirling? Quench that spark, and our body is turned to ashes; like a spent sigh, our breath is wasted on the air; like the cloud-wrack our life passes away, unsubstantial as the mist yonder sun disperses with its ray, bears down with its heat. Time will surely efface our memory, and none will mark the record of our doings. Only a passing shadow, this life of ours, and from its end there is no returning; the doom is sealed, and there is no acquittal.



Come then (they say), let us enjoy pleasure, while pleasure is ours; youth does not last, and creation is at our call; of rich wine and well spiced take we our fill. Spring shall not cheat us of her blossoming; crown we our heads with roses ere they wither; be every meadow the scene of our wanton mirth. Share we the revels all alike, leave traces everywhere of our joyous passing; no part or lot have we but this.

Helpless innocence shall lie at our mercy; not for us to spare the widow, to respect the venerable head, grown white with years. Might shall be our right, weakness count for proof of worthlessness. Where is he, the just man? We must plot to be rid of him; he will not lend himself to our purposes. Ever he must be thwarting our plans; transgress we the law, he is all reproof, depart we from the traditions of our race, he denounces us. What, would he claim knowledge of divine secrets, give himself out as the son of God? The touchstone, he, of our inmost thoughts; we cannot bear the very sight of him, his life so different from other men's, the path he takes, so far removed from theirs! No better than false coin he counts us, holds aloof from our doings as though they would defile him; envies the just their future happiness, boasts of a divine parentage. Put we his claims, then, to the proof; let experience shew what his lot shall be, and what end awaits him. If to be just is to be God's son indeed, then God will take up his cause, will save him from the power of his enemies. Outrage and torment, let these be the tests we use; let us see that gentleness of his in its true colours, find out what his patience is worth. Sentenced let him be to a shameful death; by his own way of it, he shall find deliverance.

So false the calculations that are blinded by human malice! The secret purposes of God they might not fathom; how should they foresee that holiness is requited, how should they pass true award on a blameless life? God, to be sure, framed man for an immortal destiny, the created image of his own endless being; but, since the devil's envy brought death into the world, they make him their model that take him for their master.

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 06:33 AM (e7oj4)

56 I have no doubt there are some people investigating Ford , connections, group affiliations, travel locations.

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 06:34 AM (T4oHT)

57 46
So what did Grassley do that's the most recent "caving"?


Posted by: creeper at September 22, 2018 06:28 AM (AzV8L)

He delayed the vote on Cavanaugh once again

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 22, 2018 06:36 AM (mpXpK)

58 Why gold? Why not platinum?

Posted by: JAS at September 22, 2018 06:36 AM (3HNOQ)

59 This Rosenstein thing is a trap set up. Democrats want President Trump to fire him, never do what your enemies want.

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 06:37 AM (T4oHT)

60 59
This Rosenstein thing is a trap set up. Democrats want President Trump to fire him, never do what your enemies want.

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 06:37 AM (T4oHT)

Fire him anyway As usual the Demos are FOS.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 22, 2018 06:39 AM (mpXpK)

61 @54
I'm assuming it's till 10pm Saturday, but to your point, who the fuck knows what Grassley's deadline as all he said he would give her an additional day.

Does the mean EOB East Coast? EOB West Coast? Sundown? 10pm?

The GOP is an ideologically confused, disorganized, undisciplined and illegitimate political party.

And it's these things because it's run by mediocre old men and woman who cling to power because they have nothing of value in their miserable lives and no foundational principles to guide them other the acquisition and maintenance of power.

Fuck them, fuck the lot of them.

Useless pieces of shit.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 06:40 AM (kT3/m)

62 I have to go to work, might not be back until end of pet thread.
Someone say hi to KT for me.
Have a great day horde

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 06:40 AM (T4oHT)

63 I'm sorry to ask because I saw it go by a couple of times. But does anyone have a phone number for Grassley's Office? What bullshit

Posted by: NativeNH at September 22, 2018 06:40 AM (dtRY5)

64 59 This Rosenstein thing is a trap set up. Democrats want President Trump to fire him, never do what your enemies want.
Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 06:37 AM (T4oHT)


I think Trump knows this full well. Almost every week he is ripping Sessionszzzz a new one on Twitter or at a rally. And yet, Snoozy McSnoozerson is still snoring away in the DoJ.

Not worried at all. In fact, I think he might use this bait as a means of outflanking Rosenpenis and firing a whole lot of underlings.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 22, 2018 06:41 AM (/9p9e)

65 Did Grassley postpone anything, or did he just extend the deadline for Ford to provide her written bio and testimony?

Can't they have the vote on Monday if she declines/does not respond by latest deadline?

Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2018 06:41 AM (W+vEI)

66
When you read left wing newspapers which appear to support Trump or Kavanaugh in some fashion your radar should be set to maximum level.

When DiFi was criticized for waiting so long to release the Ford letter -- know that that was part of the strategy. The criticism is just cover smoke.

Rosenstein? Probably an attempt to gin up (D) voter outrage if Trump were to fire him.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 22, 2018 06:42 AM (LOgQ4)

67 Trying to get a para from Grassley's website up here but Pixy is pre-menstrual and not co-operating.

In essence it seems to say that they gave Ford's camp an extra twelve house (till 10:00 last night) to respond. There seems to be no indication that she did respond and according to the website the vote is still scheduled for Monday.

Posted by: creeper at September 22, 2018 06:42 AM (AzV8L)

68 63 I'm sorry to ask because I saw it go by a couple of times. But does anyone have a phone number for Grassley's Office? What bullshit
Posted by: NativeNH at September 22, 2018 06:40 AM (dtRY5)



1-800-ASSRAPE

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 22, 2018 06:42 AM (/9p9e)

69 But this voter's decision on whether to vote in November will be based on whether the current Republicans in office actually vote on confirming a new SC justice next week.

krakatoa gets wordy. Shit status: Real

And seconded, in a sense. I'll vote in November regardless. I refuse to concede to these bastids. I'll vote until voting doesn't matter any more. I'll never vote for a Dem, though my voter ID might.

But Grassley is a turd. He's trying to reason with the werewolf, saying "You're not REALLY hungry for flesh -- Here, have a banana."

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 22, 2018 06:42 AM (Z4rgH)

70
Somebody got to Grassley. That is why it is unwise to continue to give the democrats time to find the right word or phrase that unnerves the republicans. Keep moving forward, don't give the opposition time to regroup.

Posted by: Waldo Khornbloom at September 22, 2018 06:44 AM (oYD2h)

71 If Trump has a few billion reasons to give up and hasn't, then neither will I.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 22, 2018 06:47 AM (Z4rgH)

72 Nobody "got" to Grassley. The man is absolutely unassailable.

Please, ya'll...could we wait and see what happens on Monday?

Posted by: creeper at September 22, 2018 06:47 AM (AzV8L)

73 Is all this like Obama's famous red line, cross it and we will, oh never mind.

Posted by: colin at September 22, 2018 06:48 AM (+Gw08)

74 good mornings hodre(sic transit Gloria Gloria) we ate the corgis.

Posted by: saf at September 22, 2018 06:48 AM (5IHGB)

75 Rosenstein is a POS, but The Donald can do well just letting him twist in the wind.

P.S. Grassley, you let us down.

Just retire and let a young buck with actual fire take your seat.

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 06:48 AM (e7oj4)

76 It felt as if she were undressing and raping me.

With her eyes.

That memory still haunts my sleep to this day.


Yeh...yeh...that's the ticket.


(Is that how this works?)

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 22, 2018 06:49 AM (wldC6)

77 69 But this voter's decision on whether to vote in November will be based on whether the current Republicans in office actually vote on confirming a new SC justice next week.

krakatoa gets wordy. Shit status: Real

And seconded, in a sense. I'll vote in November regardless. I refuse to concede to these bastids. I'll vote until voting doesn't matter any more. I'll never vote for a Dem, though my voter ID might.

But Grassley is a turd. He's trying to reason with the werewolf, saying "You're not REALLY hungry for flesh -- Here, have a banana."
Posted by: GnuBreed at September 22, 2018 06:42 AM (Z4rgH)


THIS.

Much as I can understand the sentiment behind not voting in November if Kavanaugh is allowed to be torpedoed by the GOP (yes, it will be solely their fault), the repercussions of letting the Dems take power are unimaginable, even if PDT has two more years.

I think they will not only try to wipe him out but pull out every stop to steal 2020 and then openly overthrow the government and seize permanent power. Or try to.

2020 depending on what happens in November will be for all the marbles.,

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 22, 2018 06:49 AM (/9p9e)

78 >>Please, ya'll...could we wait and see what happens on Monday?


Yes.

Per the Breitbart article:

If Grassley and his fellow Republicans on the Judiciary Committee stick to their announced plan, the committee will convene for a vote Monday. If, as expected, the Republican majority votes to approve Kavanaugh's confirmation, it will pass to the full Senate, where a vote for cloture, setting up a final full-Senate vote, can be taken Wednesday morning. That final vote could then be taken Thursday, allowing Kavanaugh to take a seat on the Supreme Court in time of the start of the Court's October term.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2018 06:50 AM (W+vEI)

79 Thanks JJ but that didn't work, but it did wake up Shep Smith

Posted by: NativeNH at September 22, 2018 06:50 AM (dtRY5)

80 69 But Grassley is a turd. He's trying to reason with the werewolf, saying "You're not REALLY hungry for flesh -- Here, have a banana."
Posted by: GnuBreed at September 22, 2018 06:42 AM (Z4rgH)


It's part of that matching pair with the apple from CNN.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 22, 2018 06:50 AM (/9p9e)

81 I see on Twitter that my esteemed Senator Whitehouse has also jumped on the "SHE'S GETTING BULLIED!!!" bandwagon..in his own writing: "Yeah, bully the victim. Great plan. First, no investigation; now this. Makes me sick."

Posted by: KWDreaming at September 22, 2018 06:50 AM (mWSod)

82 Watching the republicans operate is a lot like watching a drunken high wire walker on a windy day...you just know they are going to fuck up.

Posted by: tentotwo at September 22, 2018 06:51 AM (yhf6w)

83 good morning ...

and good grief, Grassley extended again? man, I was sure I'd this morning it would be a done deal ... why even make a deadline just to show you have no integrity on deadlines?
I think they can still vote Monday, and PERHAPS they really would prefer she testify since they (perhaps) have some ways of revealing she is lying. Or perhaps they KNOW she won't, so by giving her more chances, it just shows she is only pushing a lie.

R's seem to have had the "she needs to be heard" strategy from the start, and are revealing she only wants to be heard in favorable settings, not under oath. This activist's (Soros funded) recovered memory only popped up when (I hear) Kavanaugh made Romeny's list. She doesn't want to answer those hard questions.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2018 06:51 AM (Cus5s)

84 Speaking of old leaders in the GOP, the Democrat leaders aren't exactly spring chickens.

Posted by: colin at September 22, 2018 06:51 AM (+Gw08)

85 78 Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2018 06:50 AM (W+vEI)

Good morning and thanks for that. I have to apologize for my rage-stroke but I blame in part Breitbart for their headline and phrasing.

They are venturing into click-bait territory. Go take a look and tell me if I'm wrong.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 22, 2018 06:52 AM (/9p9e)

86 Agree 100%

Should I even apply for my absentee ballot? It's easier to masturbate and drink liquor drinks....give me one good reason!

Posted by: DocCreep at September 22, 2018 06:52 AM (+eMzQ)

87 84 Speaking of old leaders in the GOP, the Democrat leaders aren't exactly spring chickens.
Posted by: colin at September 22, 2018 06:51 AM (+Gw0


And yet, look what Feinstein was allowed to wreak on us.

I blame the GOP for allowing this. Then again, they are seemingly fighting back for once, at least in their own Mort Meek sort of way. I hope.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 22, 2018 06:53 AM (/9p9e)

88 @81
This is the direct result of the GOP never making the Democrats pay a price for their evil and satanic behavior.

This shit will only continue because all it takes for the head ostensible head of the judiciary to roll over is to call him heartless.

WTF????

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 06:54 AM (kT3/m)

89 >>She doesn't want to answer those hard questions.



She took a few years off between HS and college, the Wash Examiner has an article that says she was a regular partier in Dewey Beach, Delaware in the 80's, the weird PGA thing....I think she doesn't want to testify under oath or be questioned by a lawyer for a reason.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2018 06:55 AM (W+vEI)

90 Personally, I'm blaming Grassley less for this than I am blaming Flake, Murkowski, Collins, etc. On paper, Republicans control the Senate. In reality, they don't, not as long as the easily-flipped squishes can make themselves the most important people in the room by stamping their feet and demanding to be pandered to. I live in Oregon so my vote is almost assuredly not making a difference, but I vote anyway. If worse comes to worst and we get a floor vote and fall short of 50 because a few "R"s thought twelve chances wasn't enough and we should have given her at least sixteen, that also means that the Democrats were united against him as well, and we'll need the motivation to recapture every single one of those red-state Democrat seats and render the RINOs powerless for next year's renomination and confirmation.

Posted by: Dan K. at September 22, 2018 06:55 AM (XwOKP)

91 Okay...I'll type the damn thing. You need to see this before you go off the deep end.

"Despite the fact that the July 30 letter remains hidden, my committee has been investigating the allegations and has heard from multiple witnesses since Sunday. Ms Katz has discussed Dr. Ford's allegations in numerous media interviews and said on TV Monday morning that Dr. Ford wants to share her account with the Senate Judiciary Committee. It's Friday night and nothing's been agreed to despite our extensive efforts to make testimony possible," Grassley said. "I'm extending the deadline for possible response yet again to 10:00 this evening. I'm providing a notice of a vote to occur Monday in the event that Dr. Ford's attorney's don't respond or Dr. Ford decides not to testify. In the event that we can come to a reasonable resolution, as I've been seeking all week, then I will postpone the committee vote to accommodate her testimony. We cannot continue to delay."

Posted by: creeper at September 22, 2018 06:55 AM (AzV8L)

92 So have we reached the point where a man's testimony is only worth one quarter of a woman's testimony yet?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 22, 2018 06:56 AM (wldC6)

93 >>They are venturing into click-bait territory. Go take a look and tell me if I'm wrong.


Yeah - giant red font for the headline, very click-and-rage baity, indeed.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2018 06:57 AM (W+vEI)

94 First day of Fall? Vic will argue that Fall began Sept. 1. Yet the meteorologists on TV say it starts today (9:54 pm EDT).

Posted by: JAS at September 22, 2018 06:58 AM (3HNOQ)

95 100% in agreement. Republicans hav caved to Democrats who want to destroy them and the Country. Vote as planned and quit caving to evil.

Posted by: JudyNM at September 22, 2018 06:58 AM (S64y2)

96 78 Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2018 06:50 AM (W+vEI)


Then again, if the vote is going ahead no matter what, what is the point in extending the deadline yet again?

I want to be optimistic, but that move does not fill me with strength and confidence. I will try and be calm but that is wearing thin.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 22, 2018 06:58 AM (/9p9e)

97 Or maybe this version...


So have we reached the point where a man's testimony is only worth one quarter three fifths of a woman's testimony yet?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 22, 2018 06:58 AM (wldC6)

98 Predictions on wether Ford will testify? (Or even talk on camera, for that matter).

Posted by: Serious Cat at September 22, 2018 06:58 AM (ep4p4)

99 A PGA groupie? Is there such a thing?

Posted by: JAS at September 22, 2018 06:59 AM (3HNOQ)

100 2 Yay, insomnia!
Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2018 06:01 AM (W+vEI)

Don't watch the Cruz debate, then. I'm bouncing off the walls.

Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 06:59 AM (S+f51)

101
I'm out. Grocery shopping then a little work and hopefully some good daylight to do some painting.

Keep the faith and burn down Grassley phone. The real one, not the 1-800-ASSRAPE line...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 22, 2018 06:59 AM (/9p9e)

102 J.J., Breitbart's been massaging the blog for money for quite some time now. I bailed on them when they started including paid content in the news stream. They seemed to think that if they labeled it as such it was okay.

Posted by: creeper at September 22, 2018 06:59 AM (AzV8L)

103 Angel Moroni - he was hilarious in Johnny Dangerously.

Posted by: The Hoser at September 22, 2018 06:59 AM (v3UCk)

104 She is too "emotionally distraught" to testify. It would like being "raped all over again."



Kabukakke.

Posted by: JAS at September 22, 2018 07:00 AM (3HNOQ)

105 5 We have a new leader of the Senate...her name is Dr Ford.
Posted by: tentotwo at September 22, 2018 06:02 AM (yhf6w)

And a new Supreme Court nominee: her lawyer!

Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 07:00 AM (S+f51)

106 J.J.

Have fun shopping.


May all your painting be enjoyable.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 22, 2018 07:00 AM (wldC6)

107 102 J.J., Breitbart's been massaging the blog for money for quite some time now. I bailed on them when they started including paid content in the news stream. They seemed to think that if they labeled it as such it was okay.
Posted by: creeper at September 22, 2018 06:59 AM (AzV8L)


And they are my first go-to site when I aggravate/aggregate the news. I suppose force of habit because of the name. Might have to rethink them.

Sigh.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 22, 2018 07:01 AM (/9p9e)

108 Gotta go see ya'll later

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 22, 2018 07:01 AM (mpXpK)

109 So have we reached the point where a man's testimony is only worth one quarter of a woman's testimony yet?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 22, 2018 06:56 AM (wldC6)


Sort of like the "weighted voting" thing they have in my state. You got more people in your district, you get two votes, you with fewer people get half a vote shit.

Posted by: colin at September 22, 2018 07:01 AM (+Gw08)

110 106 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 22, 2018 07:00 AM (wldC6)


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 22, 2018 07:01 AM (/9p9e)

111 " She is too "emotionally distraught" to testify. It would like being "raped all over again." "

Dr Pinto, you're getting hysterical.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 22, 2018 07:01 AM (wldC6)

112 Enough of the compassion play with this hack. Even if she does come and tell her "story". The Dems will have another paid hack loaded in the torpedo tube ready to fire and run the clock out.

This kind of nonsense is why when Trump goes, so do i.

Posted by: Drider at September 22, 2018 07:02 AM (6uV+4)

113 I fear the Republicans are going to "betray" America again. Probably by running out the clock to demoralize the base and then "just not having the Senate votes" after getting their clocks cleaned in November.

Posted by: Eeyore the Whig at September 22, 2018 07:02 AM (VWE5i)

114 J.J., do you look at Doug Ross' site?

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/

Posted by: creeper at September 22, 2018 07:02 AM (AzV8L)

115 Being quoted by Sefton TWICE -- High praise, indeed.

I should drink moar often.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 22, 2018 07:03 AM (Z4rgH)

116
Oh ick! Just looked at the surface weather map and it's 38 degrees; could drop another degree by daylight.

Posted by: Waldo Khornbloom at September 22, 2018 07:03 AM (oYD2h)

117 I prefer the 3rd chapter of Wisdom.

Posted by: JAS at September 22, 2018 07:05 AM (3HNOQ)

118 6 Back to my willowed comment.
If you can't sleep is it still rest to just lay still and not expend any energy or just get moving?
Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 06:04 AM (T4oHT)

If you relax, it is rest. If not, then might as well get on the road and accomplish non-rest things.

Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 07:05 AM (S+f51)

119 And after he groped me, he raped me.

And then he called me Googlie Eyes!!!

Posted by: Dr Ford Pinto at September 22, 2018 07:06 AM (wldC6)

120 >>Then again, if the vote is going ahead no matter what, what is the point in extending the deadline yet again?


Totally guess: there's no cost *if* it doesn't jeopardize Monday plans. This assumes that he's extending the time for her to decide to testify, but NOT the date she would have to appear.

Also, if he's holding firm on refusing her other demands (i.e. refusing to accommodate that Kav goes first, no lawyer interrogation, etc.) then he's doing a bit of theater to make himself and the Republicans *appear* accommodating knowing full well an additional 24 hours to decide won't matter; she still refuses if she doesn't get her demanded appearance conditions. This may also be theater to placate squishes like Collins and Flake.



Hey, I am probably being way too optimistic here, but...it's all I've got.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2018 07:06 AM (W+vEI)

121 By the way,did you see that article that says Ford has to have two doors to any bedroom she sleeps in (double exits)? And renovated her home to have an outside door in each room? And somehow this all the fault of young Brett K? Yeah, no.. she has mental issues, most likely of the "chemical imbalance" variety.

Posted by: Serious Cat at September 22, 2018 07:06 AM (ep4p4)

122 The only thing that gives me hope re the Grassley/Ford scheduling fiasco is that elected officials are 100% opposed to any weekend work.

Posted by: Eeyore the Whig at September 22, 2018 07:08 AM (VWE5i)

123 She is crazier than a shithouse rat.

Posted by: JAS at September 22, 2018 07:08 AM (3HNOQ)

124 This is what a slow-motion coup looks like.

There must be repercussions.

*cue Palp's video of Chilean army*

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2018 07:08 AM (EZebt)

125 23 Recall the movie Flashdance where Jennifer Beals had to audition for admittance into a noted art school (much like Julliard)?
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 22, 2018 06:12 AM (mpXpK)

Will have that earworm all day long.

Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 07:09 AM (S+f51)

126 Lizzy, I keep saying it. Grassley handed 'em another couple of feet of rope.

Posted by: creeper at September 22, 2018 07:09 AM (AzV8L)

127 " By the way,did you see that article that says Ford has to have two doors to any bedroom she sleeps in (double exits)? And renovated her home to have an outside door in each room"

Perhaps she should be accompanied by a male family member any time she leaves the safety of her home. To provide her with a sense of security.


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 22, 2018 07:09 AM (wldC6)

128 Aaaand now doggie needs walkies - off to the beach. Have a good Saturday, horde!

Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2018 07:09 AM (W+vEI)

129 D.C. is a garbage town full of garbage people. The fact "our" leaders fear something like the WaPo, which 99 percent of the country doesn't read and most of the one percent who do considers a joke, is pathetic. What is even more pathetic is that if Kavanaugh weren't a pillar of the garbage Establishment, "our" leaders would have kicked him to the curb already.

Cherry morning, it is.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at September 22, 2018 07:10 AM (TpMXt)

130 Hey, I am probably being way too optimistic here, but...it's all I've got.
Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2018 07:06 AM (W+vEI)

I think not. We, in some ways, are just as insulated as the libtards. Believe me, this is NOT playing well in Peoria.

Posted by: MarkY at September 22, 2018 07:10 AM (ZyYLI)

131 90 Personally, I'm blaming Grassley less for this than I am blaming Flake, Murkowski, Collins, etc.

Posted by: Dan K.

And Dan K. hits the nail on the head. The Dems are always united when it fucking matters, while the Rs are always in doubt. That's why RBG gets confirmed 96-3, while Gorsuch and Kavanaugh are 50:50 propositions.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 22, 2018 07:11 AM (Z4rgH)

132
99 A PGA groupie? Is there such a thing?
Posted by: JAS at September 22, 2018 06:59 AM (3HNOQ)

Yes.

Posted by: Tiger Woods at September 22, 2018 07:11 AM (ep4p4)

133 Vanderleun over at American Digest sums it up pretty neatly; I imagine that a lot of us feel this same dilemma:

"To quote Lenin, "Chto delat'? - What is to be done"? We know from eons of hard lessons that evil does not stop until it is stopped by force, by real punishment, by real consequences.

At the same time we are also reminded of the stern dictum by Claire Wolfe, "America is at that awkward stage; it's too late to work within the system but too early to shoot the bastards."


I'm gonna vote, and vote R, no matter what, the consequences of giving demonrats more power are too dire to think about.
Besides, we gotta get Tammy Baldwin out of the Senate !

Not to say I'm not disgusted, just not suicidal.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at September 22, 2018 07:11 AM (58Au8)

134 In this case, democrats would be better to have than Flake and Murkowski.

I'd say hold the vote, let them vote no. And if there are democrats who vote no who are in tough battles, they can kiss their seat goodbye.

Posted by: reality man at September 22, 2018 07:12 AM (7NSrk)

135 "Believe me, this is NOT playing well in Peoria."

I hope you're correct.

But if Peoria news is anything like Baltimore news, most of the residents of Peoria know Jack Shit about this.

Except that he tried to rape her.

Then kill her.

Then feed her body into a wood chipper and feed the remains to the hogs.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 22, 2018 07:13 AM (wldC6)

136 James Woods Twitter account locked until he removes a tweet he made the other day, he made fun of Dem beta males...so, they locked it because it "of possible election interference rule"...pfffttt...

Posted by: KWDreaming at September 22, 2018 07:13 AM (mWSod)

137 The deadline for her response/acceptance to their invitation to testify Wednesday has been extended to sometime today because their response last night was cray cray.

No skin off our noses. Monday vote is still possible, so is a vote either Wed. or Thurs.

Grassley is letting them expose themselves while he looks to be accommodating.

Posted by: Chuck G at September 22, 2018 07:13 AM (t0Z53)

138 "so, they locked it because it "of possible election interference rule"...pfffttt..."

Perhaps we should consider a rule making TV ad spots illegal.

They could influence elections, you know.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 22, 2018 07:14 AM (wldC6)

139 Shoot! Sock off.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 22, 2018 07:15 AM (t0Z53)

140 If "Dr" Ford appears on Monday after a weekend at a makeover spa, she should cry and weep, and do all the theater type things to get the public to feel sorry for her, it would do wonders.

Posted by: colin at September 22, 2018 07:15 AM (+Gw08)

141 Chuck G, see my comment at 91.

From that: "I'm providing a notice of a vote to occur Monday in the event that Dr.
Ford's attorney's don't respond or Dr. Ford decides not to testify."

Posted by: creeper at September 22, 2018 07:17 AM (AzV8L)

142 when a crime is committed, the cops ascertain the time of said crime.

Then they go ad find suspects and ask where they were at time of crime

suspect has airtight alibi, cops move on

Kavanaugh is being denied this basic tool

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2018 07:17 AM (+g41/)

143 I still think Ford agrees to testify on Wednesday this morning and then pulls another "I can't do it right now, I still feel icky" come Tuesday afternoon.

Posted by: lowandslow at September 22, 2018 07:17 AM (ye3s4)

144 "Kavanaugh is being denied this basic tool"

Well...he's a guy.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 22, 2018 07:18 AM (wldC6)

145 "not as long as the easily-flipped squishes can make themselves the most
important people in the room by stamping their feet and demanding to be
pandered to" DanK

that's the thing, they can hold the Rs hostage, always ready to flip if they don't get their special needs taken care of. Like McCain the "maverick", always willing to sell his vote to the commies. And often it is easier to get reelected by appeasing the other side ... (even if they lose the primary in Makowski's case)

In the end it was all about Trump hate with the big thumbs down, but that was really a thumbs down to Americans that got jacked on the Obamacare soaring premiums. But I think Kavanaugh will go through whether Ford testifies or not.

not sure why Grassley tweeted that he felt he was second trombone, and Schumer is leading.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2018 07:19 AM (Cus5s)

146 Hell I live in Houston. I am gonna vote 13 times against Beatoff

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 22, 2018 07:19 AM (wU/T1)

147 Is Twitter going to ban any comments containing references to NYT articles, or Time magazine covers?

They might influence elections, you know.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 22, 2018 07:20 AM (wldC6)

148 134
In this case, democrats would be better to have than Flake and Murkowski.



I'd say hold the vote, let them vote no. And if there are democrats
who vote no who are in tough battles, they can kiss their seat goodbye.

Posted by: reality man at September 22, 2018 07:12 AM (7NSrk)

Well, for those two, it's not a choice between them and a D, at least this year. Flake is already on his way out, so Arizona is clear to vote for the R in that case. Murkowski isn't up for reelection until 2022. And in Maine, Collins may possibly be the best we can get from there just because it's Maine. Arizona and Alaska don't have that excuse.

Posted by: Dan K. at September 22, 2018 07:22 AM (XwOKP)

149 *Waves at Mrs. VIA*



Oh, hello to you too, VIA.

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 07:22 AM (Ei31x)

150 So when Jack said that Twitter would work against Russian influence in our elections, he kinda meant conservative influence?

Since when could we not try to influence our own friggin elections?

Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 22, 2018 07:24 AM (t0Z53)

151 136 James Woods Twitter account locked until he removes a tweet he made the other day, he made fun of Dem beta males...so, they locked it because it "of possible election interference rule"...pfffttt...
Posted by: KWDreaming at September 22, 2018 07:13 AM (mWSod)

I just pulled up his Twitter account:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9lje2oz

Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 07:24 AM (S+f51)

152 Lizzy Susan Collins is behind this latest cave, I heard her on a radio report.

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 07:24 AM (NVmJr)

153 I give you an example of why never to vote Dem. So I am in Louisiana visiting my mom on her Bday! They have a dem gov. They have a $300 M surplus. Cut taxes next year by $300 M? NOPE SPEND IT!!

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 22, 2018 07:24 AM (wU/T1)

154 136 James Woods Twitter account locked until he removes a tweet he made the other day, he made fun of Dem beta males...so, they locked it because it "of possible election interference rule"...pfffttt...

Posted by: KWDreaming


Except, as his paramour notes, when your account is 'locked' you can't do anything with it. Including deleting an 'offending' tweet. Which they have helpfully hidden, btw.

Fucking with James' twitter account may have been the biggest mistake that Dorsey has made to date.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 22, 2018 07:25 AM (Z4rgH)

155 I just pulled up his Twitter account:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9lje2oz
Posted by: m

You can see it, but he hasn't posted since Thursday. Usually he posts about 6 tweets a day.

Posted by: Bruce at September 22, 2018 07:26 AM (8ikIW)

156 James Woods, Twitter

https://twitter.com/RealJamesWoods

Though it looks like his latest tweet was on the 20th.

Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 07:26 AM (S+f51)

157 Morning all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2018 07:26 AM (9MKXa)

158 It takes a woman to beat a wymynz. Senator Michelle Bachmann would not have caved to that demonic posse. Neither would Sarah Palin. But we can't have nice things.

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 07:27 AM (NVmJr)

159 James Woods, Twitter-locked

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 22, 2018 07:25 AM (Z4rgH)

Posted by: Bruce at September 22, 2018 07:26 AM (8ikIW)

Thanks.

Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 07:27 AM (S+f51)

160 Okay, a little help please. I'm looking to buy a tablet. I would use it mainly for traveling so that I don't need to take the laptop along. What is something to look for or avoid?

Thanks

Posted by: Bruce at September 22, 2018 07:28 AM (8ikIW)

161 "I still think Ford agrees to testify on Wednesday this morning and then pulls another "I can't do it right now, I still feel icky" come Tuesday afternoon."

It still amazes me that people rule out that she is a bald-faced liar or has no recollection of anything that may have happened to her.

And then there is pretty much the fact that an attempted rapist continues to rape so I wouldn't be surprised that the D's have 5 more paid activists ready to roll.
Watching the R's continue to try and play the compassionate adults in the room has run it's course.
It was a big mistake to give in to her time demands, especially given her details on her claim are only 1/4 of the way filled in.

Oh, and the bit about her telling her doctor about "an" event a year ago. There is a list out there of potential picks that have been made public and I'm sure that by now that a woman is prepared to step up and say that they were raped by their designated judge.

It is a way to simple to go with this he said/she said nonsense that happened decades ago and IMHO, should be completely ignored if there is no police report or something that can prove their claims from that time period.

Posted by: Drider at September 22, 2018 07:28 AM (6uV+4)

162 O.D. Mom, I was wondering if Chuck G. was coming here. LOL

Posted by: JAS at September 22, 2018 07:29 AM (3HNOQ)

163 Good point on a retweet at James Woods:

She doesn't remember the year, but she remembers that she was 15!

Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 07:29 AM (S+f51)

164 151 I just pulled up his Twitter account:

Note his last post is 9/20.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 22, 2018 07:29 AM (Z4rgH)

165 160 Okay, a little help please. I'm looking to buy a tablet. I would use it mainly for traveling so that I don't need to take the laptop along. What is something to look for or avoid?

Thanks
Posted by: Bruce at September 22, 2018 07:28 AM (8ikIW)

they have great deals on the amazon fire

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 22, 2018 07:30 AM (wU/T1)

166 Cut taxes next year by $300 M? NOPE SPEND IT!!

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 22, 2018 07:24 AM (wU/T1)


Thank God you don't live in California, your community could throw their money away trying to buy a station on Jerry's Highspeed RR. I hear they are expensive and their are no guarantees.

Posted by: colin at September 22, 2018 07:30 AM (+Gw08)

167 On the year thing, if her birthday is in the summer, she could be 15 in two summers.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 07:30 AM (DH5wZ)

168 Here's what Twitter wrote and locked James Woods account:

"We received a report about one of your tweets which includes texts and imagery that has the potential to be misleading in a way that could impact an election.

In order to use your account again, you will need to log in and delete the tweet.

Thanks, Twitter"

Then they have a link to the "misleading" tweet.

Thank god Jimmy is the one and only person on Twitter trying to influence elections. Now that riff raff like him are locked we can back to a peaceful unbiased love fest!!!

Posted by: KWDreaming at September 22, 2018 07:31 AM (mWSod)

169 they have great deals on the amazon fire

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 22, 2018 07:30 AM (wU/T1)


I saw the other day that Amazon is selling a microwave with Alexa built into it. This is getting out of control.

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 07:31 AM (Ei31x)

170 "Oh, hello to you too, VIA."

Hey there young lady!!!

I will certainly pass that on.

She always asks if I see you on the blog.


Gonne take her and her mother to the local sports watering hole to watch the Mids play on TV at noon today.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 22, 2018 07:31 AM (wldC6)

171 Grassley's latest deadline is 2:30 today. He said, according to CBS radio: 'I feel like I'm playing second trombone to Chuck Schumer.'

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 07:31 AM (NVmJr)

172 Gonne take her and her mother to the local sports watering hole to watch the Mids play on TV at noon today.


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 22, 2018 07:31 AM (wldC6)


Well, you're going to be on your best behavior.
Go Navy! May the defense show up.

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 07:33 AM (Ei31x)

173 JAS, lol!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 22, 2018 07:33 AM (t0Z53)

174 Grassley: 'It's not my usual approach to be indecisive.'

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 07:34 AM (NVmJr)

175 "Well, you're going to be on your best behavior."

Gonna try.

But many of my conversations with my MiL end with me saying some version of ...

What does that sentence even mean?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 22, 2018 07:34 AM (wldC6)

176 they have great deals on the amazon fire

Posted by: rhennigantx

I was looking at those. One of the things is the amazon app store isn't real robust. Am I thinking that like a laptop, apps are not something you use a lot anyway?

Posted by: Bruce at September 22, 2018 07:34 AM (8ikIW)

177 So have we reached the point where a man's testimony is only worth one quarter of a woman's testimony yet?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 22, 2018 06:56 AM (wldC6)

--

Heck, "Doctor" Ford's isn't even testimony. Heresay is holding up the workings of the entire federal system with clearly established protocols and timetables.

That's what pisses me off the most. Not that she's trying it, but that rules and deadlines aren't being adhered to because she's a "lesser" vagina person and can't be expected to understand math or whatever.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Takeout will let you download all your docs on Google at September 22, 2018 07:35 AM (n9hQQ)

178 This is JUST A COINCIDENCE of course, but apparently Ford gets paid to write articles by a company whose only product is RU-486.
https://tinyurl.com/ybddgyot

Posted by: bk in tx at September 22, 2018 07:35 AM (fhqAu)

179 Bruce, I've about worn out a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. It's a 10" screen. It's having charging issues right now...no surprise given the service it's seen. When I took it in to be fixed the technician told me that Samsung stuff was a lot tougher than Apple.

Of course mine's a dinosaur now. There are much more recent designs. But I can't say anything bad about Samsung.

Posted by: creeper at September 22, 2018 07:35 AM (AzV8L)

180 Gonna try.



But many of my conversations with my MiL end with me saying some version of ...



What does that sentence even mean?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 22, 2018 07:34 AM (wldC6)

Political office is in her future.

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 07:36 AM (Ei31x)

181 Wait - the Judiciary committee caved? I cannot find any news on it.

Count me in with krak.

Get it done or be gone, because what is the point of you?

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 07:37 AM (DH5wZ)

182 @171
What the fuck is 2:30pm?

Such random and arbitrary "timlines"

Who the fuck chooses 2:30pm as a time line?

Incompetent fucks.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 07:38 AM (kT3/m)

183 "Political office is in her future."

You misspelled 'Rubber room'

Mrs VIA swears that she was either swapped at birth, or adopted.

Because for a mother/daughter combination, you couldn't find two more different people.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 22, 2018 07:38 AM (wldC6)

184 thanks for the links Vic

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 22, 2018 07:39 AM (CE6iV)

185 167 On the year thing, if her birthday is in the summer, she could be 15 in two summers.
Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 07:30 AM (DH5wZ)

O.k., but it's odd to remember the *age* that you were without tying it to some event--from which you could calculate a year date. So, if you spent 7th grade in Hawaii, and somebody asks you when you were in Hawaii, you could put that in the context of the school year that you experienced there, and say, "When I was in 7th grade." But to say, "I remember that I was 15" doesn't have an obvious context. Maybe it's just me.

Posted by: m at September 22, 2018 07:40 AM (S+f51)

186 You misspelled 'Rubber room'



Mrs VIA swears that she was either swapped at birth, or adopted.



Because for a mother/daughter combination, you couldn't find two more different people.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 22, 2018 07:38 AM (wldC6)


I have the Coasters' "Mother-in-Law" going through my head.

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 07:40 AM (Ei31x)

187 Ford has every intention to testify. She wants to testify, always has. And she will.

To CNN. To MSNBC. To NBC. Just not under oath before the Judicial Committee.

Posted by: Engineer at September 22, 2018 07:41 AM (Wwygp)

188 *Remembers when I was 15*



*Doesn't remember a lot*

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 07:41 AM (Ei31x)

189 Grassley is erasing red lines in the sand faster than TFG telling Assad No Mas about chemical weapons use.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 22, 2018 07:42 AM (Z4rgH)

190 11 Good Morning Morons; today is Saturday, September 22, 2018. On this day in 1823 Joseph Smith supposedly found the golden plates after being directed by God through the Angel Moroni to the place where they were buried. These 'plates', which none in the public has ever seen, supposedly contained the text of what became the Book of Mormon. I have no problem with the Mormon sect, after all they are Christians, however, I think all this Angel Moroni stuff is a load of hogwash.



Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 22, 2018 06:08 AM (mpXpK)

Joseph Smith's story has so many parallels with that of another polygamist sexual predator who branded himself a prophet.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at September 22, 2018 07:42 AM (Bto+S)

191 ...Hey, I am probably being way too optimistic here, but...it's all I've got.
Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2018 07:06 AM (W+vEI)


I am of a similar mind to Lizzy's. I'd add there is also a PR angle with the voters. How significant, I can't say.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at September 22, 2018 07:42 AM (di1hb)

192 Wait - the Judiciary committee caved? I cannot find any news on it.

Count me in with krak.

Get it done or be gone, because what is the point of you?
Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 07:37 AM (DH5wZ)

Relax. We needs collins and flake and that alaskan...this is just a show to get their votes. it has to be done.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2018 07:42 AM (9MKXa)

193 "O.k., but it's odd to remember the *age* that you were without tying it to some event--from which you could calculate a year date. "

I thought that somewhere in her original ramblings, there was a time estimate of the alleged event that spanned four years, from 1979-1983.

Or some such shit.

So the event is seared into her memory.

But not the year.

Or the location of the house, which I think she claimed she walked to.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 22, 2018 07:42 AM (wldC6)

194 Okay, a little help please. I'm looking to buy a tablet. I would use it mainly for traveling so that I don't need to take the laptop along. What is something to look for or avoid?

Thanks
Posted by: Bruce at September 22, 2018 07:28 AM (8ikIW)

---

I use mine a lot (older Android), mostly for an ebook reader. I've gotten to where I don't carry a laptop on trips, even. I don't know if that is because I'm getting old or because the tablet serves all my needs for that short amount of time, so ymmv.

I like Android tablets because they let you control what you do. I REALLY like that they have memory card slots so you can carry what you want without worrying much about space limitations.

We have an ipad and, while it is slick, I borderline hate it. It's great to use on the surface, but it doesn't have expandable memory (no slot), and it often won't do what you ask it to do with deleting movies or videos that are taking up space. It really is infuriating to work with sometimes. Add to that the go-between requirements of itunes in order to connect it to your computer and it's just too much of a PITA for not much reward ***unless*** you're fully dedicated to the apple system and have iphones and i-whatevers everywhere. Then I'd imagine they'd all talk to one another and you'd put up with the PITA stuff just for convenience. And that's how apple gets you, now that I think about it.

Amazon's stuff is cheap but I'm guessing they're monitoring you and everything you do in exchange for that slight price reduction.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Takeout will let you download all your docs on Google at September 22, 2018 07:43 AM (n9hQQ)

195 Who the fuck chooses 2:30pm as a time line?

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 07:38 AM (kT3/m)

Time zones. He's playing art of the deal, I hope.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 22, 2018 07:43 AM (t0Z53)

196 I thought it was 10pm tonight?


It's not arbitrary. It's 6 minutes after the equinox.

Posted by: JAS at September 22, 2018 07:43 AM (3HNOQ)

197 Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 07:38 AM (kT3/m)


Kreplach, I think Grassley's just jackin' with 'em now.

I wrote his office acknowledging all the years he was my senator and then told him to hold the vote and get it over...that I'm tired of defending him. I closed by quoting him: "We cannot continue to delay."


Posted by: creeper at September 22, 2018 07:43 AM (AzV8L)

198 So this latest cave was driven by Collins for sure. There is no conservative female counter to Collins/Murk in the GOP senate. After all the pussyhat abuse heaped on Collins she is still vulnerable to the sisterhood. The abortion mentality is like a worm that infects your brain, grows bigger as it moves down to the heart, and finally turns you into an Abortion Serving Zombie. IOW a slave.

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 07:44 AM (NVmJr)

199 28- Hey, I'm the only Mooch around here...

Posted by: Anthony scaramucci at September 22, 2018 07:44 AM (11H2y)

200 Was listening to a football podcast the other day. The hosts were dropping f-bombs all over the place, but they weren't willing to say Redskins. Really tells you a lot about our society.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at September 22, 2018 07:45 AM (Bto+S)

201 So this latest cave was driven by Collins for sure.
There is no conservative female counter to Collins/Murk in the GOP
senate. After all the pussyhat abuse heaped on Collins she is still
vulnerable to the sisterhood. The abortion mentality is like a worm that
infects your brain, grows bigger as it moves down to the heart, and
finally turns you into an Abortion Serving Zombie. IOW a slave.

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 07:44 AM (NVmJr)


Ernst from Iowa and Fischer from Nebraska.

But Collins and Murkowski do have a lot of clout.

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 07:45 AM (Ei31x)

202 Well all, and specially Vendette..

Gotta go do stuff in preparation for Navy football.

May your day be bright, and your entire weekend be productive, yet restful.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 22, 2018 07:45 AM (wldC6)

203 Hey Grassley

Bammy called. He wants his red line back


you fucking coward

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2018 07:46 AM (+g41/)

204 *Waves again at the VIAs*

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 07:46 AM (Ei31x)

205 187
Ford has every intention to testify. She wants to testify, always has. And she will.



To CNN. To MSNBC. To NBC. Just not under oath before the Judicial Committee.

Posted by: Engineer at September 22, 2018 07:41 AM (Wwygp)



Yeah. No she doesn't. She will never testify under oath, EVER.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 22, 2018 07:47 AM (9dzlp)

206 ''Okay, a little help please. I'm looking to buy a tablet. I would use it mainly for traveling so that I don't need to take the laptop along. What is something to look for or avoid? ''

Can't beat an iPad. I've had 4 of them. Currently have the big iPad Pro and the mini. Love them both. Never had a bit of trouble with any of them.

Posted by: Tuna at September 22, 2018 07:47 AM (wRHNT)

207 "Relax. We need Collins and flake and that alaskan...this is just a show to get their votes. it has to be done."

I believe that both have said that if she did not show then they would vote yes.
And I think that was two extensions ago.

Posted by: Drider at September 22, 2018 07:47 AM (6uV+4)

208 We drop a lot of f-bombs at our house when we watch the Redskins, too.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 22, 2018 07:47 AM (t0Z53)

209 So the great irony is: all these 'empowered' wymynz are in reality - enslaved. THEY are the true Handmaidens - of Lucifer.

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 07:47 AM (NVmJr)

210 I use mine a lot (older Android), mostly for an ebook reader. I've gotten to where I don't carry a laptop on trips, even. I don't know if that is because I'm getting old or because the tablet serves all my needs for that short amount of time, so ymmv.
Moron Robbie

Mainly I want to take it traveling so that I don't lose or screw up data on my laptop. I don't need a lot of computing power anyway. I mainly would be using it for emails, AoS, weather, maps, etc. I can do all of this on my phone too, but my 29 YO eyes and arthuritis in the fingers make phone reading a PITA. Once I get one, I'll probably figure out other uses for it though.

Posted by: Bruce at September 22, 2018 07:47 AM (8ikIW)

211 "remember when I was fifteen..."

What year do you take driver training? I remember the first time driving, and my learner's permit, and my first driver's license, but I don't remember what year that was.

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

Posted by: Waldo Khornbloom at September 22, 2018 07:48 AM (oYD2h)

212 Hey Grassley

Bammy called. He wants his red line back


you fucking coward
Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2018 07:46 AM (+g41/)

He's not a coward and he has held the line pretty good. There are not 52 Nevergiveup or REDACTED Republicans in the Senate.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2018 07:48 AM (9MKXa)

213 @NGU I have heard the relax it has to be done thing before.

This woman is holding up the whole United States. She's going to pull the football away again.

And we will have to relax, because it has to be done.

Why don't we just give her the keys to the Senate and put in her own SCOTUS pick?

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 07:49 AM (DH5wZ)

214 171
Grassley's latest deadline is 2:30 today. He said, according to CBS
radio: 'I feel like I'm playing second trombone to Chuck Schumer.'

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 07:31 AM (NVmJr)


If the meeting on Monday has not been post poned, I don't care how often he slides thei deadline for acceptance. It bolsters his case.
"Hey we gave her ample opportunity. We slid the deadline 50 times for her!"

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 22, 2018 07:49 AM (9dzlp)

215 Thanks Vendette. We need those Senators in leadership positions.

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 07:50 AM (NVmJr)

216 "Oh, and the bit about her telling her doctor about "an" event a year ago."

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I think she told her therapist in 2012 but she can't prove she ever used the name Kavanaugh until she wrote her letter 6 weeks ago. Who knows, she may believe she actually was groped by someone at a party, I think her problem is she claimed to have told her husband and doctor in 2012 that it was Kavanaugh and now she's put them in a spot. If they compel testimony from her husband she's probably forcing him to lie.

Posted by: lowandslow at September 22, 2018 07:50 AM (ye3s4)

217 zzzzzzzSNOK!

hmm? whzit...

*rolls over*








zzzzzzzzzz

Posted by: Jeff Sessions upon being told yesterday's news at September 22, 2018 07:50 AM (Jw4ci)

218 This woman is holding up the whole United States. She's going to pull the football away again.

And we will have to relax, because it has to be done.

Why don't we just give her the keys to the Senate and put in her own SCOTUS pick?

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 07:49 AM (DH5wZ)

Do you want Kavanaugh confirmed or do you just want to make a point? Keep your eye on the ball

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2018 07:50 AM (9MKXa)

219 Bruce, the computer repair place where I took my tablet was peddling a 15" screen Samsung. It reminded me of the big iPad I'd seen a few weeks ago. I almost bit...until I realized it was nearly the same size as a laptop.

My son researched replacement tablets for me. He found I can replace this 10" tablet with the newest Android system for around $350.

Posted by: creeper at September 22, 2018 07:51 AM (AzV8L)

220 What if the Trump Spine is actually transplantable, and Grassley, et al really do have incontrovertible proof?

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Proof or no...I think the underlying bomb seems to be the timelines we're dealing with now to actually get Kavanaugh confirmed before Oct. 1. Senate rules blah blah blah.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 22, 2018 07:51 AM (mQ0Mc)

221 What year do you take driver training? I remember
the first time driving, and my learner's permit, and my first driver's
license, but I don't remember what year that was.



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

Posted by: Waldo Khornbloom at September 22, 2018 07:48 AM (oYD2h)


Where I'm from driver training is at 14 for the learners permit but I didn't do it until I was 16 and even then I was pretty terrible. The driving instructor also taught my siblings and I'm convinced she was most exasperated with me. I do remember my mom being annoyed when in the parking lot of my brother's high school I learned that the brake must be applied constantly in order to keep the car stopped.

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 07:51 AM (Ei31x)

222 Flake will not vote no. Not with Jon Kyle being Kavanaugh's "Shepard".

Posted by: Tiger Woods at September 22, 2018 07:51 AM (ep4p4)

223 As to the second trombone thing, looks like Grassley's twitter was hacked.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 07:52 AM (DH5wZ)

224 Cuthbert I agree with your posts on this situation. Right now, my tits are not calm. The hair, however, is not aflame.

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 07:53 AM (NVmJr)

225 "There is no conservative female counter to Collins/Murk in the GOP senate."

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Boy did that Joni Ernst disappear fast.

Posted by: lowandslow at September 22, 2018 07:53 AM (ye3s4)

226 Flake will not vote no. Not with Jon Kyle being Kavanaugh's "Shepard".
Posted by: Tiger Woods at September 22, 2018 07:51 AM (ep4p4)

I don't think he will either, but let's not give him any reason to waiver

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2018 07:53 AM (9MKXa)

227 Even though Flake said he would votes, yes if this woman didn't show (two extensions back) there is always a chance he could be the Flake that he is.
Collins said the same thing. If Flake voted no and it was a tie then Pence would decide it.

Posted by: Drider at September 22, 2018 07:53 AM (6uV+4)

228 I have the Coasters' "Mother-in-Law" going through my head.
Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 07:40 AM (Ei31x)

===

Mrs. Franpsycho's parents are coming over for brunch today. Meaning I have to go pick them up. Her dad turns 86.

I will have to listen to a repetition of everything he heard on CNN and read in the NYT this morning.

My dentist says I have to stop gritting my teeth, but the alternative is much, much worse.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2018 07:53 AM (EZebt)

229 Grassley's latest deadline is 2:30 today. He said, according to CBS radio: 'I feel like I'm playing second trombone to Chuck Schumer.'


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He really said that? He does know he's the one that's actually got the definitive say in the matter, no? SMH

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 22, 2018 07:54 AM (mQ0Mc)

230 Driver's Training. The steering on the car was so bad (slop), I had trouble staying in my lane.

Not good on the Interstate.

Posted by: JAS at September 22, 2018 07:54 AM (3HNOQ)

231 not sure why Grassley tweeted that he felt he was second trombone, and Schumer is leading.
Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2018 07:19 AM (Cus5s)


Maybe because he's a senile fuck who is rapidly losing his shit to Thad Cochran levels? Those two tweets last night read like they were written by a junior high school girl having her first period. Send him back to the farm to shovel deep state shit and put someone like Cruz in charge.

Posted by: Captain Hate at September 22, 2018 07:54 AM (y7DUB)

232 223 - really?

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 07:54 AM (NVmJr)

233 Keith X Medical and Police records NADA
Kav Something happened when I was 15 and HE did it! Shit down the Government

Mig Fn Setup!

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 22, 2018 07:55 AM (wU/T1)

234 We can lose one Republican with Pence having the tie breaking vote. But let's not tweek the devil

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2018 07:55 AM (9MKXa)

235 Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2018 07:53 AM (EZebt)

I couldn't help it. I laughed. Please forgive me.

Posted by: creeper at September 22, 2018 07:55 AM (AzV8L)

236 did Chuck the Cuck give a new non-deadline ??

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2018 07:57 AM (+g41/)

237 I have faith the left will overplay their hand. Actually they already have. Patience. I know it is not easy. It is driving me crazy also. I want t o punch someone or something...But getting Kavanaugh on the Court ( hopefully now with an axe to grind) is the objective

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2018 07:57 AM (9MKXa)

238 Uh... Kavanaugh is just one battle in the war.

Not voting is a Never-Trumper strategy.

Don't board the cruise-ship

Posted by: franksalterego at September 22, 2018 07:57 AM (3cq8T)

239 Do you want Kavanaugh confirmed or do you just want to make a point? Keep your eye on the ball

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2018 07:50 AM (9MKXa)


If it keeps getting delayed then he won't be confirmed.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 07:58 AM (DH5wZ)

240 "We can lose one Republican with Pence having the tie breaking vote. But let's not tweek the devil"

Whats tweaking the devil about it. This entire sham means nothing. There won't be a single D voting for Kavanaugh.
Why aren't they the devils given their political ruse meant to destroy a mans life?

Posted by: Drider at September 22, 2018 07:58 AM (6uV+4)

241 Adding to the Kavanaugh drama: If McCain was still alive and the Democrats decided to stay away, the Senate wouldn't have a quorum and would not be able to conduct business. You need 51, and with him absent there were 50 Republicans. Now there are 51.

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 07:58 AM (Ei31x)

242 Genuinely horde pleasing photo (shopped I think) picture of our worthy POTUS at the top of qmap.pub

Also, if you scroll down to at least 9/20 then start reading back up, it might just make you smile.

You might even feel like you want a cigarette,,, even if you don't smoke.

Posted by: teej at September 22, 2018 07:58 AM (n2LT3)

243 Welp, I'm not sticking around and waiting for #neverskankles to weigh in on this latest delay. It is what it is and whatever shakes down between now and Oct 1st will likely be how the midterms shake down. My brain's had enough. Have a great Saturday, Horde. Hopefully it won't involve butane.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 22, 2018 07:59 AM (mQ0Mc)

244 Mainly I want to take it traveling so that I don't lose or screw up data on my laptop. I don't need a lot of computing power anyway. I mainly would be using it for emails, AoS, weather, maps, etc. I can do all of this on my phone too, but my 29 YO eyes and arthuritis in the fingers make phone reading a PITA. Once I get one, I'll probably figure out other uses for it though.

Posted by: Bruce at September 22, 2018 07:47 AM (8ikIW)

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That's pretty much where I've gotten to, too.

Androids can vary wildly in build quality and screens ($80-$400+). Ipads are gorgeous and well made but ultimately want - and will exert - absolute and total control over everything you are allowed to do that isn't superficial screen-time stuff. It's part of what makes them "just work," and that's good if that's all you ask of them. I personally prefer the greater user options of Android, but they both have their good qualities.

I think I've seen Samsung's for about $200 at Costco. Might be a good start.

Family is stirring so I'm off to make pancakes.

Good luck.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Takeout will let you download all your docs on Google at September 22, 2018 07:59 AM (n9hQQ)

245 My son researched replacement tablets for me. He found I can replace this 10" tablet with the newest Android system for around $350.
Posted by: creeper

Which brand Android was it?

Posted by: Bruce at September 22, 2018 08:00 AM (8ikIW)

246 So obviously this latest development has me pissed. But before I landed here I checked in on another thread and saw Palp's post about the furries video - it did make me lol. Have to check out the vid.

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 08:00 AM (NVmJr)

247 Busted.

At :35

https://youtu.be/yS4LBCCeZJk

Posted by: franksalterego at September 22, 2018 08:01 AM (3cq8T)

248 If it keeps getting delayed then he won't be confirmed.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 07:58 AM (DH5wZ)

The end is near. You have to give the left and the edsell enought rope to hang themselves.

Whats tweaking the devil about it. This entire sham means nothing. There won't be a single D voting for Kavanaugh.
Why aren't they the devils given their political ruse meant to destroy a mans life?
Posted by: Drider at September 22, 2018 07:58 AM (6uV+4)

it's NOT about the democrats...it's about holding those last 2-3 asshole RINOs.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 22, 2018 08:01 AM (9MKXa)

249 Need I remind everyone that there's a certain slow motion Attorney General who used to provide a reliable Senate vote?

Posted by: Captain Hate at September 22, 2018 08:01 AM (y7DUB)

250 182 "Who the fuck chooses 2:30pm as a time line?"

Maybe 3pm is Grassley's nap time.

Posted by: bk in tx at September 22, 2018 08:02 AM (fhqAu)

251 245 My son researched replacement tablets for me. He found I can replace this 10" tablet with the newest Android system for around $350.
Posted by: creeper

Which brand Android was it?
Posted by: Bruce at September 22, 2018 08:00 AM (8ikIW)

you can get a 10" Fire for about a third of that

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 22, 2018 08:03 AM (wU/T1)

252 Bruce I use a $60 8" generic Android tablet for Internet browsing and reading. When I got it 4 years ago I figured if it lasted a year that would be fine, for 60$ I wouldn't care if it got lost or broke. There are dozens of different maufacturers, this one is called a "Matsunici". It's still going strong.

If I leave JavaScript off there are no ads at all on AOSHQ.

Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2018 08:03 AM (UdKB7)

253 First, Joe DiGenoa made s strange comment about Ford on Laura Ingraham's show - he said to ask PGA players about Ford. That's it, no details.
Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2018 06:32 AM (W+vEI)

Tiger bang her, too?

Posted by: golfman at September 22, 2018 08:03 AM (rhXTS)

254 At this point I don't they aren't stalling for time or in hope of another "victim" to appear -

Ford, her lawyers, and the Dem enablers around them are now laughing themselves silly about their sudden ability to needle and anger Republican Senators and PDT, for days now, with no little possibility of blow-back. Why give that up voluntarily?

Posted by: Gref at September 22, 2018 08:03 AM (AMIL/)

255 It's time for Grassley to step down and spend more time with his family.

Replace him as chair with Cruz.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 22, 2018 08:03 AM (TM5Iv)

256 I couldn't help it. I laughed. Please forgive me.
Posted by: creeper at September 22, 2018 07:55 AM (AzV8L)

===

Of course. Every word is true. I have great teeth thank God, but I saw dentist yesterday and she says its affecting my gums and my jaw aches.

Prayers for strength are appreciated.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2018 08:04 AM (EZebt)

257 241. hmm maybe he did perform one last act for his country- dying on time.

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 08:04 AM (NVmJr)

258 Will anyone else be a little disappointed if she declines to testify? Even though that'll mean Kavanaugh is going through to SCOTUS, I'm totes curious how she holds up under pointed questions... "Did you walk to house? How long was the walk? Did it have a pool? How did you know to wear a bathing suite?" And so on.

Posted by: Tiger Woods at September 22, 2018 08:04 AM (ep4p4)

259 Which brand Android was it?

Posted by: Bruce at September 22, 2018 08:00 AM (8ikIW)


It was a Samsung, Bruce. I figure after five years of yeoman service (the tablet was the only internet connection I had for the first three months here) it was foolish to change horses. Samsung stuff works.My son found it on Amazon. I can dig for the link if you'd like.

Posted by: creeper at September 22, 2018 08:04 AM (AzV8L)

260 It seems the root issue is that they need the votes from Flake, Murkowski and Collins. Kavanaugh will be there Monday to do some 'splainin before they vote and it seems that Grassley is gonna giver Ford deadlines all the way till then before he shuts the door and they vote.

All Grassley has to do is maintain the requirement that Ford testifies under oath and she'll never show up. Not that lying to congress or giving false testimony is any big deal.

I am pretty disappointed in Grassley's overall management of the process though. He let it get way out of hand. The Senate is a silly place.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at September 22, 2018 08:04 AM (NDcnw)

261 Mrs f'd has a Fire and it's completely adequate.

Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2018 08:04 AM (UdKB7)

262 hey Bruce, if you are gonna be working on the tablet you should look at either an Ipad or a nice Android. Samsung is a good brand.

Check which apps you think you will need most first.

If you are just gonna be watching streaming videos, browsing the web, and reading ebooks, the Kindle Fire is good value. But as was pointed out upthread, apps are a limited subset of what's on the Google play. It is possible to.sideload but it's a big pain to do.

I think one main difference between all three is how idiot proof they are:
A regular Android tablet will give you the most freedom and great bargains, but also the most rope to mess up or get malwared etc. It's basically the wild west.
An Ipad will give you a lot of apps and function but you pay $$$
A Kindle Fire is the most limited but you can basically treat it like an appliance, and it does have excellent customer support.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 22, 2018 08:05 AM (CE6iV)

263 Of course. Every word is true. I have great
teeth thank God, but I saw dentist yesterday and she says its affecting
my gums and my jaw aches.



Prayers for strength are appreciated.


Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2018 08:04 AM (EZebt)


Get a mouth guard. Will do wonders.

Posted by: Vendette at September 22, 2018 08:05 AM (Ei31x)

264 249
"Need I remind everyone that there's a certain slow motion Attorney General who used to provide a reliable Senate vote?"


zzzzzzz--

*fart*

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Posted by: Jeff Sessions upon being told yesterday's news at September 22, 2018 08:05 AM