McConnell And Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Team Up To Save Ex-Im Bank And Planned Parenthood

Mitch McConnell swears he totes opposed to saving the crony Ex-Im Bank. He's just making it possible for big government Republicans and Democrats to save it.

The Majority Leader is pleased.


Ted Cruz, no as much.


And how does this save the baby parts traffickers at Planned Parenthood? Well, Rand Paul wanted to offer an amendment to the highway bill to defund federal spending on Planned Parenthood.

“The continued disregard and disrespect for human life at Planned Parenthood, a partially taxpayer-funded organization, is shocking and appalling,” Mr. Paul said.

“Recent video revelations, involving potentially criminal activity, make it more obvious than ever that this organization has absolutely zero respect for the sanctity of human life and is an affront to the most basic human dignity enshrined in our founding documents. Not one more taxpayer dollar should go to Planned Parenthood and I intend to make that goal a reality,” he said.

McConnell however has put the procedural fix in to save the donor largess and the baby parts traffickers:

The actual bill the Senate has taken up, HR 22, is not actually a highway bill, and so once the Senate votes to proceed to the bill (on Friday, most likely), McConnell will propose an amendment to add the highway legislative text. Originally, McConnell wrote this amendment as a "substitute amendment," which it really is. But at some point this week, he changed the amendment so that it would be a "perfecting amendment."

The paper amendment filed has the word "substitute" crossed out, and the word "perfecting" penciled in.

The relevant difference here: If it were technically a substitute amendment, many amendments could be made to the substitute bill. If the Boeing senators added Ex-Im renewal, conservatives could respond with an amendment actually reforming Ex-Im, such as capping its size, shortening the duration or curbing how much of its financing could go to one exporter.

But with a perfecting amendment, typically only one amendment is allowed unless there is unanimous consent for more. McConnell has determined that one amendment will be the Boeing senators' Ex-Im amendment.

Now I'm sure Team GOP will bemoan Cruz's comparison of McConnell and Reid but how exactly would this have been handled differently with a Democratic majority?

You know whose fault this is? Donald Trump!

Posted by: DrewM. at 10:52 AM




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1 Trump!

Posted by: Robot ick at July 24, 2015 10:54 AM (VcOqI)

2 Trump/Fiorina

Posted by: Robot ick at July 24, 2015 10:55 AM (VcOqI)

3 What the

Posted by: Robot ick at July 24, 2015 10:55 AM (VcOqI)

4 The Democratically Controlled US Senate

Posted by: AoSHQ Stylebook at July 24, 2015 10:56 AM (evdj2)

5 Mitch effing McConnell

Posted by: Robot ick at July 24, 2015 10:57 AM (VcOqI)

6 mcconnell likes baby parts

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at July 24, 2015 10:57 AM (0O7c5)

7 Both of those two worthless skinbags should be run out of town on a rail; after being tarred and feathered.


They are the primary reason I will never vote for Republicans again/

Posted by: Vic - Republicans help Obama commit treason at July 24, 2015 10:57 AM (GpgJl)

8 I'll take Trump. I don't WANT Trump. But he couldn't be any worse in practice, and at least it would be more amusing.

Posted by: shillelagh at July 24, 2015 10:58 AM (bqNKV)

9 2 Trump/Fiorina
Posted by: Robot ick at July 24, 2015 10:55 AM (VcOqI)

Imma do to ISIS like I did to HP!

Posted by: Carly Fiorina at July 24, 2015 10:58 AM (2Ojst)

10 I was wondering why I had an ad at the top of the HQ this morning telling me to tell my congressman to renew the ex-im.

Because "China says failure to renew would be good."

Literally, that's what the banner ad said.

Anyways -- yay for crony capitalism?

I love how Boeing and Caterpillar are basically state-owned businesses at this point.

Because that's how "unfettered capitalism" works.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 24, 2015 10:58 AM (AkOaV)

11 But, the Ex-Im Bank opens up Chinese baby parts to the US for research purposes.

Oh ... and the 'Stop The Presses' moment for the day is that the Louisiana Theater Shooter was a Tea Party Nation member. He had a page on their website.

Yes - finally - a Tea Party Shooter!!!!!!!!! Maybe.

Suddenly motive will become easy for the media to discern.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at July 24, 2015 10:58 AM (0MJOU)

12 GOP: DOA

Posted by: Robot ick at July 24, 2015 10:58 AM (VcOqI)

13 I want a new party. Because this current one is majorly fouled.

Posted by: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus at July 24, 2015 10:59 AM (Maary)

14 The Donald..., damn his eyes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 24, 2015 10:59 AM (9mTYi)

15 I'm rethinking my decision to stop voting. I might vote just to take advantage of the opportunity to vote against every goddam Republican on the ballot.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 24, 2015 10:59 AM (YFw5T)

16 Oh ... and the 'Stop The Presses' moment for the day is that the Louisiana Theater Shooter was a Tea Party Nation member. He had a page on their website.

Yes - finally - a Tea Party Shooter!!!!!!!!! Maybe.

Suddenly motive will become easy for the media to discern.
Posted by: BumperStickerist at July 24, 2015 10:58 AM (0MJOU)

Linky link?

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 24, 2015 10:59 AM (AkOaV)

17 Should we even bother pretending to be surprised?

I'm not.

Not even a little.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 24, 2015 10:59 AM (NOIQH)

18 Mitch McConnel fucks little boys?

Posted by: Garrett at July 24, 2015 11:00 AM (dlJT5)

19 Gonna wear my new Cruz 2016 hat (ordered from Sabo's website) out for lunch today. Let's see how that goes over in the hipster part of town. Cruz FTW!

Posted by: Navin R Johnson at July 24, 2015 11:00 AM (7cZhk)

20 17 Should we even bother pretending to be surprised?

I'm not.

Not even a little.
Posted by: Lizzy at July 24, 2015 10:59 AM (NOIQH)


Well it's funny to me how the GOP always manages to find the "hills to die on" when they're 180 degrees away from where we are.

Funny might not be the right word.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 24, 2015 11:00 AM (AkOaV)

21 I want anybody who is willing to tell Anderson Cooper to his arrogant face that no one believes him or the other liberal media spinners.

Posted by: Robot ick at July 24, 2015 11:00 AM (VcOqI)

22 I love the smell of betrayal in the morning

Posted by: The Great White Snark at July 24, 2015 11:01 AM (iJFCW)

23 Is there some way that we could get Sen. Bob Corker to come up with a procedural method to make it look like Republicans really want to kill the Ex-Im Bank and defund Planned White Parenthood while still voting in favor?

Posted by: Furious George at July 24, 2015 11:01 AM (UlJ3l)

24 There are some who seem to believe Mitch McConnell is a pederast, like those Hairy Reid rumors.

Posted by: MTF at July 24, 2015 11:01 AM (TxJGV)

25 You're just the people...THE LITTLE PEOPLE ...so get over it

Posted by: Mr Wizard at July 24, 2015 11:01 AM (hCdMd)

26 Hi little boy. Want to see why they call me "The Turtle"?

Posted by: Mitch McConnell at July 24, 2015 11:01 AM (2Ojst)

27 Keep that sweet abortion money flowing!

I demand coverage for my weekly baby dumpings!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at July 24, 2015 11:02 AM (MPPqQ)

28 #GOPhuckYourselves

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at July 24, 2015 11:02 AM (0O7c5)

29 What ever happened to true diplomats? People with worldly experience, in peace and war. True patriots.

All that we have anymore are pretenders, showboaters, and self-promoting career politicians.

My flickering hopes for Perry are done, it seems.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 24, 2015 11:02 AM (9mTYi)

30 Here's the link (also under name) - I found the association through Google - (third page of results) - I'm sure it will be front page soon.


http://www.teapartynation.com/profile/JohnRussellHouser

Posted by: BumperStickerist at July 24, 2015 11:03 AM (0MJOU)

31 fun thread over.

mad thread begins.

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at July 24, 2015 11:03 AM (WjXce)

32 Hi little boy. Want to see why they call me "The Turtle"?

Posted by: Mitch McConnell

I like turtles.

Posted by: Zombie Kid at July 24, 2015 11:03 AM (VAsIq)

33 I'm with Vic.

Tar. Feathers. Rail.

Preferably a Third Rail.

Posted by: Garrett at July 24, 2015 11:03 AM (dlJT5)

34 SO sick of these doucehbags

Posted by: mbruce at July 24, 2015 11:03 AM (TK/3s)

35 That Ex-Ip bank is one of the worse cases of Crony Corruption in Washington. Everybody that votes to renew that POS should be in jail.

Posted by: Vic - Republicans help Obama commit treason at July 24, 2015 11:03 AM (GpgJl)

36 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 24, 2015 11:03 AM (kff5f)

37 18 Mitch McConnel fucks little boys?

Posted by: Garrett at July 24, 2015 11:00 AM (dlJT5)

And conservative adults.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at July 24, 2015 11:04 AM (fWAjv)

38 Burn it down.
Scatter the stones.
Salt the earth where it stood.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 24, 2015 11:04 AM (kff5f)

39 I was wavering about whether to vote GOP next year, but damn, I was so worried about what would happen to the Ex-Im back. Now that my fears are allayed I can safely back the GOP with a clear conscience.

Posted by: logprof at July 24, 2015 11:04 AM (MPPqQ)

40
While McConnell has personally spoken against Ex-Im reauthorization, Democrats said in June he had agreed to schedule an Ex-Im vote in order to get highly divisive trade legislation passed.

McConnell at the time denied that any deal had been made, and Cruz said the same assurance was given in a private Republican conference meeting. "Like Saint Peter, he repeated it three times," Cruz said Friday.

McConnell spokesman Don Stewart declined to comment on Cruz's remarks.

WaPo

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 24, 2015 11:04 AM (kdS6q)

41 Mike Flynn would have stopped this shit.

Posted by: RandomPokerHands at July 24, 2015 11:04 AM (B3WeQ)

42 When is Cruz going to compare Boehner to Nancy Pelosi? Other than the orange skin, what's the difference?

Posted by: Roy at July 24, 2015 11:04 AM (VndSC)

43 Both of those two worthless skinbags should be run out of town on a rail; after being tarred and feathered.
______________________

Seriously, how many more times is Mitch McConnell going to be allowed to screw over Americans before Kentucky voters boot his sorry ass out?

What's it going to take, Kentucky? You're like a bunch of abused wives: Mitch won't beat me again, he promised! And look at these nice flowers he gave me when I was in the hospital last time. They prove he really loves me! Those broken bones don't mean nothing!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 24, 2015 11:04 AM (kGrdk)

44 But vote team DOPe, or someone who enacts Democrat policies might win!




Wait.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 24, 2015 11:04 AM (kff5f)

45 I was thinking about calling up my local PP (amusingly located next door to a daycare center) and asking how much they think they could sell my (hypothetical) fetus for if I come in, and what my cut would be.

Then I realized I'd have to do it from a pay phone, wearing gloves and a mask, because that's probably a "hate crime."

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at July 24, 2015 11:04 AM (/kI1Q)

46 So in the same week, we're caving on fiscal policy, and social policy and staging an immorality play on nukes for oil with Iran.

Now we need the asshole mini-moo to show up and lie his ass off about huckabee and akin.

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 24, 2015 11:05 AM (Spluw)

47 GOPe gotta GOPe

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 24, 2015 11:05 AM (LA7Cm)

48 I don't know what this movie is, but it's mostly a low-budget Jurassic Park.

Posted by: logprof at July 24, 2015 11:05 AM (MPPqQ)

49 Un-fucking-believable. I didn't think it could get more sickening. These people are black holes of moral cowardice and corruption -- endless and irredeemable. This isn't the "Stupid Party" -- that term needs to junked. They're the mind-bendingly, stomach-turningly foul and retarded party.

Posted by: rrpjr at July 24, 2015 11:05 AM (s/yC1)

50 let it burn.......hotter than hades

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at July 24, 2015 11:05 AM (0O7c5)

51 To paraphrase Edward "Longshanks" in Braveheart, the problem with the Republican Party is that it's filled with Democrat wannabes.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 24, 2015 11:05 AM (493sH)

52 I recognize that Mitch guy you're talking about. He was the clown at the birthday party my brother was having for the Cub Scouts in his neighborhood. The clown really skeeved me out.

Good lord, I'm parched.

Posted by: Larry Reid, Ready to Party at July 24, 2015 11:06 AM (UlJ3l)

53 All that she wants is another baby

Posted by: Ace of Base Parenthood at July 24, 2015 11:06 AM (VAsIq)

54 42 When is Cruz going to compare Boehner to Nancy Pelosi? Other than the orange skin, what's the difference?
Posted by: Roy at July 24, 2015 11:04 AM (VndSC)

Vagina. Although, now that I think about it...

Posted by: Insomniac at July 24, 2015 11:06 AM (2Ojst)

55 35 That Ex-Ip bank is one of the worse cases of Crony Corruption in Washington. Everybody that votes to renew that POS should be in jail.
Posted by: Vic - Republicans help Obama commit treason at July 24, 2015 11:03 AM (GpgJl)

--Our trading partners hate it. It's as bad as anything the Chinese do.

Posted by: logprof at July 24, 2015 11:07 AM (MPPqQ)

56 My flickering hopes for Perry are done, it seems.


Aye. Rick coulda been a contendah if he had played the Laconic Texas Coolidge. Now he's just a bum.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 24, 2015 11:07 AM (evdj2)

57 "My flickering hopes for Perry are done, it seems."


He looked and sounded so good when he kicked off. Now, he's gotten embarrassing.

I don't know about ol' Rick.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 24, 2015 11:07 AM (LA7Cm)

58 Meanwhile, the BBC is furiously masterbating itself about O'Bama-bama being in Kenya


I wanna see him drink the mix of cow blood and milk.

Posted by: Florida or Germany?? at July 24, 2015 11:07 AM (8CdUx)

59 It is time to break the GOP.


Either we take it over via Trump or we just burn this mother fucker to the ground.



ENOUGH. and if I hear one mother fucker tell me this guarantees a Hillary victory, as if there's a fucking difference, I'm going to lose it.

Posted by: prescient11 at July 24, 2015 11:07 AM (q5APL)

60 Heroes that are half-wits,
Turtle Power.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 24, 2015 11:08 AM (oVJmc)

61 Has anyone added the "Get rid of Nadzhional Pravda Radio (NPR), a hopelessly politicized partially taxpayer-funded anti-American propaganda organization" Amendment, yet?

'Cause that's needing to happen, too.

Posted by: Mickey Shwarma at July 24, 2015 11:08 AM (t6MaM)

62 You know whose fault this is?


George Bush!

Posted by: rickb223 at July 24, 2015 11:08 AM (X88sA)

63 Let no one be mistaken Donald Trump's candidacy is a cancer on conservatism and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised, and discarded. It cannot be pacified or ignored for it will destroy a set of principles that has lifted more people out of poverty than any force in the history of the civilized world and that is the cause of conservatism."

What an asshole.

btw...

Dallas Morning News: Perry's right.

I have a suspicion that this the only time they ever agreed with. Perry.

Posted by: Soothie at July 24, 2015 11:08 AM (FBA90)

64 You know whose fault this is? Donald Trump!

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So.... Bush is off the hook now?

Posted by: fixerupper at July 24, 2015 11:08 AM (8XRCm)

65 Hey remember how we needed to vote in the Republicans so they could control the senate so they would stop Obama and Reid's agenda? So that all those awesome bills that John Boehner was passing in the House would finally come up in the Senate?

Yeah, how's that working out?

Posted by: buzzion at July 24, 2015 11:09 AM (zt+N6)

66 " I don't know what this movie is, but it's mostly a low-budget Jurassic Park."


Is it the one with the supergator in it? I watched that one the other night.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 24, 2015 11:09 AM (LA7Cm)

67 Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 24, 2015 11:04 AM (kGrdk)

KY Voters don't really have any complaints about Yertle. He brings home lots of pork for them- why on earth would they vote him out?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 24, 2015 11:09 AM (kff5f)

68 The GOPe is convinced it doesn't need the base anymore, so it's doing what it wants- lining it's pockets openly.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at July 24, 2015 11:09 AM (jtStN)

69 If the shooter was for the Westboro church, the styleguide says you have to say "Democrat controlled Westboro Baptist Church."

Because it is.

Posted by: blaster at July 24, 2015 11:09 AM (2Ocf1)

70 Great Stage in the Tour, today.

Lots of climbs and big attacks.

Posted by: Garrett at July 24, 2015 11:09 AM (dlJT5)

71 The GOP has become the half ton bed ridden freak from TV. It is essentially dead already but will continue to shovel pizza and ice cream into it's pie hole until the diabetic coma sets it.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at July 24, 2015 11:10 AM (zauWW)

72 You know whose fault this is? Donald Trump!



*shifty eyes*

Posted by: Confederate Battle Flag at July 24, 2015 11:10 AM (evdj2)

73 61
Has anyone added the "Get rid of Nadzhional Pravda Radio (NPR), a
hopelessly politicized partially taxpayer-funded anti-American
propaganda organization" Amendment, yet?



'Cause that's needing to happen, too.

Posted by: Mickey Shwarma at July 24, 2015 11:08 AM (t6MaM)

When I was coming back from the dump this morning with the truck radio going I hears NPR defending "The Deal".

Posted by: Vic - Republicans help Obama commit treason at July 24, 2015 11:10 AM (GpgJl)

74 KY Voters don't really have any complaints about Yertle. He brings home lots of pork for them- why on earth would they vote him out?
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet
___________

AllenG, we're all KY voters now.

Posted by: Furious George at July 24, 2015 11:10 AM (UlJ3l)

75 And btw, at first I was for Rubio (I admit it, I'm sorry, very sorry) after we got blown out in 2012.


Then I watched it play out and was very on board for Cruz. I am, and always have been a Cruz guy.


But folks, he can't win, at least I don't think so. I watched the Powerline debate with Code Pink. Yes, Cruz kicked their ass. But he is not a leader. He is an uber valuable soldier in the fight. I hope he makes VP.


But, at least at this point in his life, he's not leadership cloth.

Posted by: prescient11 at July 24, 2015 11:11 AM (q5APL)

76 How many unborn children must be "crunched" and torn asunder for their valuable limbs and organs before Mitch McConnell says enough is enough?

Posted by: mrp at July 24, 2015 11:11 AM (JBggj)

77 Oh, those serious repubs! They are just so intelligent and serious.

Posted by: Duncan MacLeod, the Highlander at July 24, 2015 11:11 AM (COpZ4)

78 Any republican who gets an enthusiastic commendation from Harry Reid deserves to encounter his exercise band in a dark alley.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at July 24, 2015 11:11 AM (E5UB0)

79 I used to believe The Republican Party had become a largely unprincipled party without an agenda it was willing to articulate and advance, well that's not really true is it?

Their principles are simply not yours or mine.

The GOP needs to die and a new party born out of the ashes or wholly new.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 24, 2015 11:11 AM (PaAcR)

80 Y'all seem mad. Let's not be hasty here and do something that might get a democrat like Hilary elected (like supporting Trump), you would hate her policies.

Posted by: traye at July 24, 2015 11:11 AM (fM8JG)

81 When is Cruz going to compare Boehner to Nancy Pelosi? Other than the orange skin, what's the difference?
Posted by: Roy at July 24, 2015 11:04 AM (VndSC)

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...Nancy will fight for her party.....

Posted by: fixerupper at July 24, 2015 11:11 AM (8XRCm)

82 Man, it's harrrrrd on a brutha when you have an "opposition party" like this here GOPe......

LOLOLOLOLOL LOLOLOLOLOL LOLOLOLOLOL!

Posted by: Prezzie 0Bola at July 24, 2015 11:11 AM (t6MaM)

83 Rally to me, friends! I am the one we have been waiting for!

Posted by: Pander Bear Party Candidate, Furiously Waving the CFB at July 24, 2015 11:11 AM (VAsIq)

84 Soothie:


If nothing else, Trump is insanely valuable for smoking out all these GOPe stupid fucks, like Perry. What a POS.

Posted by: prescient11 at July 24, 2015 11:12 AM (q5APL)

85 It's amazing what some GOP leaders will do, given the chance.

Posted by: Denny Hastert at July 24, 2015 11:12 AM (TxJGV)

86 Perry should get back on the Painkillers.

Posted by: Garrett at July 24, 2015 11:12 AM (dlJT5)

87 They clearly do not give a flying fxck what we think or want or need
Their first act was to fund themselves via yuuuge corporate donations 'you will know them by their acts'

My local critter sent me a 'donate! Letter
The suggested MINIMUM donation via his pac was.....
... $46,000

That's not a typo

This was a tea party fiscal conservative
He voted for TPA authority

Put not thy faith in princes

Posted by: ginaswo at July 24, 2015 11:12 AM (qxNrP)

88 Yes, Cruz kicked their ass. But he is not a leader.
Posted by: prescient11 at July 24, 2015 11:11 AM (q5APL)

Curious why you think that -- the leader part.

Posted by: rrpjr at July 24, 2015 11:12 AM (s/yC1)

89 The KY voters I know have soured considerably on The Guild Navigator. A decent primary opponent has a chance.

The primary opponent last time was sketchy.

Posted by: RandomPokerHands at July 24, 2015 11:12 AM (B3WeQ)

90 I wonder when Hollowpoint and Adjoran, among the other usual suspects, are going to show up on this thread and defend their boyfriend McConnell.

Posted by: buzzion at July 24, 2015 11:12 AM (zt+N6)

91 That's very good, Senator McConnell. One more day in which the turtle molestation videos don't come out. Now let's talk about the Iran treaty....

Posted by: Disembodied voice on Mitch's phone at July 24, 2015 11:12 AM (RD7QR)

92 ENOUGH. and if I hear one mother fucker tell me this guarantees a Hillary victory, as if there's a fucking difference, I'm going to lose it.
Posted by: prescient11

Then go ahead and lose it. As if you ever had it.
It's certain that several hundred rethuglickkkkkkans in Washington don't care about us.
So it's certainly possible that trump doesn't either.
And this will probably play out like 1992 and 1996. Both of which resulted in dem victories. For a clinton.

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 24, 2015 11:12 AM (Spluw)

93 KY Voters don't really have any complaints about Yertle.

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Why would the gays be so accepting of Yertle???

Posted by: fixerupper at July 24, 2015 11:13 AM (8XRCm)

94 I support Mitch McConnell! Anyone who doesn't will answer to St. Peter!

!!

!

Posted by: John Kasich at July 24, 2015 11:13 AM (TxJGV)

95 The Time of Purification is at hand.

Posted by: The Angel of Death in a Funny Hat at July 24, 2015 11:14 AM (evdj2)

96

I didn't think it could get more sickening.
Posted by: rrpjr



Maybe this will make you feel better:

Mr. McConnell said he would have lawmakers vote Sunday on a non-binding Obamacare repeal. McConnell said the vote would counterbalance the vote to revive the Export-Import Bank.

See, another phony Obamacare repeal vote. That makes the EI Bank, and the half trillion highway bill also bobsledding thru this weekend, totes ok.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 24, 2015 11:15 AM (kdS6q)

97 17,643.56 -88.36(0.50%)

Posted by: DJIA Death Watch at July 24, 2015 11:15 AM (evdj2)

98 How many unborn children must be "crunched" and torn asunder for their valuable limbs and organs before Mitch McConnell says enough is enough?
Posted by: mrp at July 24, 2015 11:11 AM (JBggj)
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Are you kidding? He's probably sent them inquiries with his blood type so they can find a match.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at July 24, 2015 11:15 AM (E5UB0)

99 Either we take it over via Trump or we just burn this mother fucker to the ground.

I've been saying for weeks that these are not mutually exclusive options.

Trump is just about the perfect Burn it Down candidate.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 24, 2015 11:15 AM (kff5f)

100 The loony left is in 7th heaven over a shooter having a Tea Party page.
Considering they support PP, calling them vile ghouls would be redundant.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at July 24, 2015 11:15 AM (jtStN)

101 @ 96 - "Mr. McConnell said he would have lawmakers vote Sunday on a non-binding Obamacare repeal"

See, we're doing something!

Now you wackobirds just need to shut up!

Posted by: Yertle the Turtle (R-KY) at July 24, 2015 11:16 AM (Maary)

102
See, another phony Obamacare repeal vote.


That's so stupid I honestly suspect he's senile.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 24, 2015 11:16 AM (oVJmc)

103 A big "Thank You" goes out to Hairy Reid for letting me visit his secret desert lair. So much fun!

Posted by: Mitch McConnell at July 24, 2015 11:16 AM (TxJGV)

104 #80 Her policies? No---their fucking policies. Like amnesty. Thank you, Ronald Reagan. And what have they done about it for 30 years? Not a goddamned thing. Start a war in Iraq? Brilliant. Their policies. Crash the economy? Their policies. There is no goddamned difference.

Posted by: Robot ick at July 24, 2015 11:16 AM (VcOqI)

105 38 Burn it down.
Scatter the stones.
Salt the earth where it stood.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 24, 2015 11:04 AM (kff5f)



I now believe this is the only solution

Posted by: Gordian Knot of corruption at July 24, 2015 11:16 AM (LPHFE)

106 I gotta admit that Reid complimenting mitch the bitch on rolling over was a nice touch.. Outside of the Senate lunch room, that's like kissing your siset.....while molesting her.
Pretty soon, Reid might be the only one that reeeally understands the bitch and what he/she's going through.

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 24, 2015 11:16 AM (Spluw)

107 How many unborn children must be "crunched" and torn asunder for their valuable limbs and organs before Mitch McConnell says enough is enough?


In fairness, they probably take care of quite a few lawmakers .. inconveniences.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 24, 2015 11:16 AM (evdj2)

108 I approve of this action

Posted by: Jebby Bush at July 24, 2015 11:17 AM (TxJGV)

109 And another thing:


Fuck Scott Walker. I was on the fence with this Brad Dayspring hiring.


But when that fucker thinks Rubio would be a great VP, HE'S A DECEPTICON GOPE. HE'S PART OF THE FUCKING PROBLEM.


As much as I admire his fight in WI, he won't be any different than the fucking rest.


Walker is now dead to me.

Posted by: prescient11 at July 24, 2015 11:17 AM (q5APL)

110 The loony left is in 7th heaven over a shooter having a Tea Party page.

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I havent heard that..... in fact, my circle of idiots on social media has been conspicuously quiet on the matter today.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 24, 2015 11:17 AM (8XRCm)

111 This is exactly what was taught in 5th Grade Civics: the federal government is a system of checks and balances that is designed to protect freedom enrichen criminals.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at July 24, 2015 11:17 AM (Q967S)

Posted by: Mitch Mc at July 24, 2015 11:17 AM (VcOqI)

113 The loony left is in 7th heaven over a shooter having a Tea Party page.
Considering they support PP, calling them vile ghouls would be redundant.


At least the Tea Party isn't out trying to sell the organs.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 24, 2015 11:17 AM (oVJmc)

114 OK folks. The GOPe continues to take us for granted. They stab us in the back time and time again. Their interests lie only in getting money from the COC(k suckers) and big business. Us minions are nothing to them except when it is time to pull the lever.

I agree, they have to go. All of them. But before you yell "Hell Yea!" - are you willing to take significant losses in doing so? These losses may mean losing the majority in the House and Senate. Perhaps even the WH. Worst case, the democraps get all three. Ask yourself if you are all in with that scenario.

I am. Honestly I fail to see how things would play out differently except for the amount of time before we are truly in the crapper.

I'm still in with AllenG - burn it, salt it, scatter it. Only way through (not out) this problem would be building a viable 3rd (4th? 5th) opposition party. And this will take time (and losses) to build.

Posted by: OurCountryIsScrewed at July 24, 2015 11:18 AM (DlmoZ)

115 80 Y'all seem mad. Let's not be hasty here and do something that might get a democrat like Hilary elected (like supporting Trump), you would hate her policies.
Posted by: traye at July 24, 2015 11:11 AM (fM8JG)

what, exactly, are the policy differences between, say, Jeb! and Hillary! ?

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 24, 2015 11:18 AM (AkOaV)

116 Obviously Hairy Reed IS the majority leader. Madge Mcconnel is just around for when Hairy was to place his reed in an adult rear end, rather than adolescent boys.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 24, 2015 11:18 AM (TOk1P)

117 What? Fundraising down? Schedule another meaningless "Repeal Obamacare Vote." The idiots fall for it every time. Roll over, boy. Good boy.

Posted by: Mitch McConnell at July 24, 2015 11:18 AM (VcOqI)

118 Gee where's that idiot "DrewM sucks" that always shows up to bitch and whine? Guess he doesn't want to defend murdering babies.

Posted by: buzzion at July 24, 2015 11:19 AM (zt+N6)

119 The gloom is palpable today. We probably need a few bannings ... just to raise morale.

Posted by: RandomPokerHands at July 24, 2015 11:19 AM (B3WeQ)

120 i can't wait for the GOPe's organs to be sold on the market for scientific research...

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 24, 2015 11:19 AM (pZtrP)

121 "It is time to break the GOP. Either we take it over via Trump or we just burn this mother fucker to the ground."

It won't be "taken over" by Trump. He's a lying asshole just like the rest of them. I like the idea of burning the motherfucker to the ground.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 24, 2015 11:20 AM (YFw5T)

122 So this shooter

He has a linked in page. He says he owned a couple bars for short periods of time. He says he chooses a radio show in some dinky town. Radio station says he wasn't an employee but acknowledged the linked in page. The show was in 1993 so not sure if they have been able to confirm it or not

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at July 24, 2015 11:20 AM (skG2k)

123 Third party. I'm there.

Posted by: Old Hob at July 24, 2015 11:20 AM (Z+7WE)

124 Madge Mcconnel is just around for when Hairy was to place his reed in an adult rear end, rather than adolescent boys.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 24, 2015 11:18 AM (TOk1P)



Brain bleach, STAT!

Posted by: Sean Bannion at July 24, 2015 11:20 AM (d4ZzM)

125 Mothercuckers.

Posted by: El Kabong at July 24, 2015 11:20 AM (9oC/Q)

126 Posted by: prescient11 at July 24, 2015 11:17 AM (q5APL)
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Well then, Hector, sign out of the election process because everyone thinks he'd make the best Veep candidate.

The GOP can't win without Florida and Rubio or Bush will therefore be the VP candidate.

Posted by: MTF at July 24, 2015 11:21 AM (TxJGV)

127 104
#80 Her policies? No---their fucking policies. Like amnesty. Thank you,
Ronald Reagan. And what have they done about it for 30 years? Not a
goddamned thing. Start a war in Iraq? Brilliant. Their policies. Crash
the economy? Their policies. There is no goddamned difference.


Posted by: Robot ick at July 24, 2015 11:16 AM (VcOqI)

RR later said not vetoing that amnesty bill was the worst mistake he ever made. He trusted the Democrats to keep their word.

Posted by: Vic - Republicans help Obama commit treason at July 24, 2015 11:21 AM (GpgJl)

128 Burn it down.
Scatter the stones.
Salt the earth where it stood.
Posted by: AllenG


I now believe this is the only solution
Posted by: Gordian Knot



Glad I just bought 12 more oz of silver. No dimes!

Posted by: rickb223 at July 24, 2015 11:21 AM (X88sA)

129 Vote straight Democrat for the next cycle, at least then there would be no fantasy of opposition. It would also rid us of the RINOs.

Posted by: Chris Vaughn at July 24, 2015 11:21 AM (Bcqod)

130 You should've come to the first party. We didn't get home until four in the morning! I was blind for three days!

Posted by: Groucho Marx at July 24, 2015 11:21 AM (2Ojst)

131 "what, exactly, are the policy differences between, say, Jeb! and Hillary! ?"

Shrillery would be a little more macho.

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 24, 2015 11:21 AM (Vha1U)

132 #119 Volunteers?--Step forward! (As I step back).

Posted by: Mitch McConnell at July 24, 2015 11:21 AM (VcOqI)

133 Of course you can make up a linked in page. He claims to have a law degree too. Let's see if any of this can be Co firmed


It was confirmed that he applied for a pistol permit in 2006 and was denied because he was deemed mentally unstable

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at July 24, 2015 11:21 AM (skG2k)

134 what, exactly, are the policy differences between, say, Jeb! and Hillary! ?
Posted by: mynewhandle

Well Jeb! loves Mexican women and Hilary loves Muslim women, and if you can't see a clear difference there I'm afraid I can't help you.

Posted by: traye at July 24, 2015 11:22 AM (fM8JG)

135 Posted by: BumperStickerist at July 24, 2015 11:03 AM (0MJOU)

Hmm.

Well, we all said it was eventually bound to happen. Just the law of large numbers and all.

We'll see how THIS plays out. For fucks sake, it really is a screwed up world when I hear about a mass shooting and my first thought is, "please don't let the shooter be someone who could some how conceivably give Congress an excuse to ban something i like."

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 24, 2015 11:22 AM (AkOaV)

136
Well, we're inviting this guy to the AoS Poker Night:

On the floor, Cruz said McConnell in a private conversation denied to him that there was such a deal. "The majority leader was visibly angry with me that I would ask him such a question," Cruz said. "The majority looked at me and said 'there is no deal, there is no deal, there is no deal.'"

The Texas Republican said his staff at the time told him that McConnell is "lying to you," but Cruz suggested that he took the Republican leader at his word.

"What I told my staff that afternoon, I said, well I don't know if that's the case or not. But I don't see how when the majority leader looks me in the eyes and makes an explicit promise," he added. "I don't see how I cannot take him at his word."

The Hill

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 24, 2015 11:22 AM (kdS6q)

137 80 Y'all seem mad. Let's not be hasty here and do
something that might get a democrat like Hilary elected (like supporting
Trump), you would hate her policies.

Posted by: traye at July 24, 2015 11:11 AM (fM8JG)



what, exactly, are the policy differences between, say, Jeb! and Hillary! ?

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 24, 2015 11:18 AM (AkOaV)


Is traye being sarcastic or is he really trying to argue that we should elect the Gope?


Me personally, I don't hate the politics of the Democrat Party. They are leftists, they are socialists, and many of them are communists or fascists. I get that. I don't hate them for it. They have a different agenda from me.

What I hate is the Gope, which pretends like it sees things as I do, then bends over and lets the left do whatever it wants.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 24, 2015 11:22 AM (TOk1P)

138 it's true, nobody reads the comments.

The Shooter in Louisiana had a Tea Party Nation page that indicates he registered for it a couple fo years back.

Click on the name for the link

Posted by: Link to Tea Party Shooter at July 24, 2015 11:22 AM (0MJOU)

139 Well Jeb! loves Mexican women and Hilary loves Muslim women, and if you can't see a clear difference there I'm afraid I can't help you.
Posted by: traye at July 24, 2015 11:22 AM (fM8JG)

That's a valid point.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 24, 2015 11:22 AM (AkOaV)

140 " Worst case, the democraps get all three. Ask yourself if you are all in with that scenario."


The Left essentially has all three now except some of them call themselves "Republican" instead of "Democrat. Semantics. The ideals are the same.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 24, 2015 11:23 AM (LA7Cm)

141 The only silver lining is that there are more videos coming. The group putting out the videos seems to know what its doing. Once we get past the pork extravaganza bill, even the GOPe will not be able to ignore this issue.

Posted by: Old Hob at July 24, 2015 11:23 AM (Z+7WE)

142 I fail to see how supporting a RINO like Donald Trump does anything to hurt Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, or Team GOP.

Or are we supposed to forget all all Trump's transgressions against the conservative purity test? You know, all that stuff that's worse than most of the stuff the base condemns the rest of the field for?

Why?

Because he fights? From what I can tell "fighting" amounts to little more than hurling insults like a 12 year-old and having a bad case of diarrhea of the mouth.

Well, I guess we have no alternative to Trump. It's not like any real conservatives like Ted Cruz are running.

Posted by: DRayRaven at July 24, 2015 11:23 AM (9YRwm)

143 Donald Trump just shit the bed, says Dems not responsible for 2008 financial crisis, Stick a fork in him, he's done.

Posted by: JROD at July 24, 2015 11:23 AM (wnwJC)

144 He has a linked in page. He says he owned a couple bars for short
periods of time. He says he chooses a radio show in some dinky town.


They claim 'bar owner', and 'drifter.' Those don't go together. No telling how long ago he was anything.

He was living in a hotel. He sounds like a nut or a drunk or a junkie.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 24, 2015 11:23 AM (oVJmc)

145
fixerupper, dem underground etc.
I like to refer to Dem Underground as DUNG.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at July 24, 2015 11:23 AM (jtStN)

146 Co hosted. He claims he Co hosted a radio show. Station says he was not an employee


I but he just was a regular caller

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at July 24, 2015 11:23 AM (skG2k)

147
What is Jeb even running on? What are any of the R's running on?

Repeating "the middle class" over and over is not a campaign platform, it's Nothing.

Posted by: Soothie at July 24, 2015 11:24 AM (FBA90)

148 Damn, one more reason not to vote.

Posted by: Super Creepy Eric Hoteham at July 24, 2015 11:24 AM (oDCMR)

149 I know you're upset, Dave. I suggest that you take a stress pill and think this over calmly. The GOP has deep roots and should not be cast aside so quickly......Dave, what are you doing, Dave? My mind is going........

Posted by: Shallow Hal 9000 at July 24, 2015 11:24 AM (VcOqI)

150 a Tea Party Nation page

What does that mean? Is it like having a blogspot page?

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 24, 2015 11:24 AM (evdj2)

151 Well Jeb! loves Mexican women and Hilary loves
Muslim women, and if you can't see a clear difference there I'm afraid I
can't help you.

Posted by: traye at July 24, 2015 11:22 AM (fM8JG)


Ok, I get it now. Carry on.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 24, 2015 11:24 AM (TOk1P)

152 "What I told my staff that afternoon, I said, well I don't know if that's the case or not. But I don't see how when the majority leader looks me in the eyes and makes an explicit promise," he added. "I don't see how I cannot take him at his word."

Well, if this were the first time such a thing had happened, I'd be okay with that. I don't think it is, though. So the correct answer is: "Because he's a lying liar who lies, and here are all the times he's lied to your face before..."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 24, 2015 11:24 AM (kff5f)

153 Curious if Gabe still believes in the "Always vote Republican" philosophy.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at July 24, 2015 11:24 AM (E5UB0)

154 66 " I don't know what this movie is, but it's mostly a low-budget Jurassic Park."


Is it the one with the supergator in it? I watched that one the other night.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 24, 2015 11:09 AM (LA7Cm)

--Well, sort of an alligator-dinosaur mutant. Takes place on an island.

Posted by: logprof at July 24, 2015 11:25 AM (MPPqQ)

155 "Well Jeb! loves Mexican women "



Well, so do I but that doesn't make like Jebba any better. He can suck rocks.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 24, 2015 11:25 AM (LA7Cm)

156
126 Posted by: prescient11 at July 24, 2015 11:17 AM (q5APL)
-------------------------------------------

Well then, Hector, sign out of the election process because everyone thinks he'd make the best Veep candidate.

The GOP can't win without Florida and Rubio or Bush will therefore be the VP candidate.
Posted by: MTF at July 24, 2015 11:21 AM (TxJGV)

Win the election.

What you do and what you get after that is just not very important.

This is how we got to where we are today.


Posted by: eman at July 24, 2015 11:25 AM (MQEz6)

157 What I hate is the Gope, which pretends like it sees things as I do, then bends over and lets the left do whatever it wants.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 24, 2015 11:22 AM (TOk1P)

I think 95+% of the politicians on "both sides" are opportunistic, Ted Baxter types who are driven entirely by what their staff and consultants tell them polling and focus grouping says they should say / feel/ act.

I think they all put on a big show for us, but are just unprincipled hacks out to trick us in to giving them a seat in DC where they can run their own little fiefdoms of power and corruption... then eventually cash out with a lobbying firm or whatnot and live off that.

So if the "culture" and "media" were pushing a more free-market oriented "norm" I think the R's and many D's would be pushing that.

They just think that socialism is what enough people want to get them elected, and that's it. Plus the donors all have their hands out, so you have to help the cronies.

And people like us? Eh... fuck 'em.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 24, 2015 11:25 AM (AkOaV)

158 But he couldn't be any worse in practice, and at least it would be more amusing.

Posted by: shillelagh at July 24, 2015 10:58 AM (bqNKV)


President Trump's pressers would be EPIC!

Posted by: RickZ at July 24, 2015 11:26 AM (HEtQ3)

159 "Well, sort of an alligator-dinosaur mutant. Takes place on an island."



That's it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 24, 2015 11:26 AM (LA7Cm)

160 Reporter: And, Jeb, why do you want to be President?

Jeb: (blank stare) (pregnant pause)......Because, because it's my turn. Isn't it?

Posted by: Shallow Hal 9000 at July 24, 2015 11:26 AM (VcOqI)

161 As I await the burning, salting and scattering I start dreaming of 20+ acres of land in Montana with a sign at the end of the driveway labelled GTFO.
Should be a nice spot to watch the flames. Maybe even make smores.....

Posted by: OurCountryIsScrewed at July 24, 2015 11:26 AM (DlmoZ)

162
Gabriel Malor votes for Republicans like I love fucking monkeys.

Posted by: Soothie at July 24, 2015 11:26 AM (FBA90)

163 The GOP can't win without Florida and Rubio or Bush will therefore be the VP candidate.

Posted by: MTF at July 24, 2015 11:21 AM (TxJGV)


Any candidate who doesn't denounce Jeb and Rubio is dead to me.

Posted by: Purist Whiner at July 24, 2015 11:26 AM (RcpcZ)

164 ***"HeyI wonder when Hollowpoint and Adjoran, among the other usual suspects, are going to show up on this thread and defend their boyfriend McConnell."***


No, they're not going to defend individuals (except maybe Romney), they're just going to exhort you to vote for The Party, because they're all GOP fanbois incapable of critical thinking who get pissed off when you point out the fact that their team hasn't won a game since 1994.


I swear, the Donks aren't the problem in this country. It's the fvcking GOPologists.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at July 24, 2015 11:27 AM (xSCb6)

165 What does that mean? Is it like having a blogspot page?
Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 24, 2015 11:24 AM (evdj2)

yeah, apparently its a social media platform (believe it or not).

Doesn't look like there was ever any activity on the page since it was set up in 2013.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 24, 2015 11:27 AM (AkOaV)

166 Ugh.

So, when the GOP loses in 2016.

It will be exactly because of Boehner and McConnell and the weasels who vote with them.

Why elect Republicans if all we're going to get is Democrat policies?


A smart party would dump these two losers or pressure them out and get someone who fights Democrat policy so the country doesn't have to be so far down in the well,

it makes it hard for Republican President to accomplish anything positive beyond repealing all of Obama's bullshit socialist oligarchism.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 24, 2015 11:27 AM (KUa85)

167 In our next bill, the Senate GOP will pass a "Living Wage" and required union membership for all American workers! Big days ahead!

Posted by: MItch McConnell at July 24, 2015 11:27 AM (TxJGV)

168 Gabriel Malor votes for Republicans like I love fucking monkeys.

Vote for the monkeys, fuck the Republicans.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 24, 2015 11:27 AM (oVJmc)

169 Paolo/ SMOD 2016!!!!!!!

Posted by: Gordian Knot of corruption at July 24, 2015 11:28 AM (LPHFE)

170 "Jeb: (blank stare) (pregnant pause)......Because, because it's my turn. Isn't it? "



That's one of his better answers.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 24, 2015 11:28 AM (LA7Cm)

171 We are no longer a majority, apparently, so let's raise some holy effing hell, just like the other "oppressed." We pay all of the goddamned taxes, we can start there.

Posted by: Shallow Hal 9000 at July 24, 2015 11:28 AM (VcOqI)

172 The GOP can't win without Florida and Rubio or Bush will therefore be the VP candidate.

The Cubans wouldn't turn out for Cruz?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 24, 2015 11:28 AM (oVJmc)

173 He was living in a hotel. He sounds like a nut or a drunk or a junkie.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 24, 2015 11:23 AM (oVJmc)

...or the ultimate Moby.

Posted by: mynewhandle, trying on a tin foil hat at July 24, 2015 11:28 AM (AkOaV)

174 168
Gabriel Malor votes for Republicans like I love fucking monkeys.

Vote for the monkeys, fuck the Republicans.


Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 24, 2015 11:27 AM (oVJmc)

Thread winner.

Posted by: OurCountryIsScrewed at July 24, 2015 11:29 AM (DlmoZ)

175 ***"But before you yell "Hell Yea!" - are you willing to take significant losses in doing so? These losses may mean losing the majority in the House and Senate. Perhaps even the WH. Worst case, the democraps get all three. Ask yourself if you are all in with that scenario."***


When your wins still result in a victory for the other team? Yeah, I'm ok with taking my ball and going home.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at July 24, 2015 11:29 AM (xSCb6)

176 Illegals and baby parts traffickers.

Who says your modern GOPe doesn't stand for anything?

Suckas!!

Posted by: Jonah Goldborg at July 24, 2015 11:29 AM (hKyl0)

177 Remember watching the stupid TV mini-series "Amerika" in the late 80's, about a Soviet(/UN too?) takover of America. This final act that was set to devastate all Americans, and convince them to break America up into 10 different mini-countries was the destruction of the US Capitol while Congress was in session. I remember thinking, "Wow, that's devastating!"

Now, I don't think that.

Posted by: Mitch McReid at July 24, 2015 11:29 AM (9pK6I)

178 The Cubans wouldn't turn out for Cruz?
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 24, 2015 11:28 AM (oVJmc)

The 2nd and 3rd gen Cubans are not reliable R voters.

Rubio may help win FL. Jeb? I doubt it.

Cruz? Eh.

I don't know.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 24, 2015 11:29 AM (AkOaV)

179 159 "Well, sort of an alligator-dinosaur mutant. Takes place on an island."



That's it.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 24, 2015 11:26 AM (LA7Cm)


--I haven't caught the name yet. It's always hiding under the CC and I have to be fast to unhide it.

Posted by: logprof at July 24, 2015 11:30 AM (MPPqQ)

180 The GOP can't win without Florida and Rubio or Bush will therefore be the VP candidate.

Posted by: MTF at July 24, 2015 11:21 AM (TxJGV)

Reagan chose Bush for similar reasons. It was a mistake. Reagan could have won without Bush. Reagan had some blind spots -- he really didn't understand intra-party corruption. He was an outwardly visionary president, not a reformist. The first George Bush should have been consigned to the dustbin of some ambassadorship and maybe we would have been spared the endless sorry litany of Bushes.

Posted by: rrpjr at July 24, 2015 11:30 AM (s/yC1)

181 how fitting that I'm reading about more Bitch McConnell duplicity while I listen to Bob Dylan wail 'Idiot Wind'...."You're an idiot, babe, it's a wonder that you still know how to breathe..."

Posted by: the Butcher at July 24, 2015 11:30 AM (fUjxW)

182 Remember watching the stupid TV mini-series "Amerika" in the late 80's, about a Soviet(/UN too?) takover of America. This final act that was set to devastate all Americans, and convince them to break America up into 10 different mini-countries was the destruction of the US Capitol while Congress was in session. I remember thinking, "Wow, that's devastating!"

Now, I don't think that.
Posted by: Mitch McReid at July 24, 2015 11:29 AM (9pK6I)



Now that sounds like the feel good comedy of the year.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 24, 2015 11:31 AM (KUa85)

183 172 Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 24, 2015 11:28 AM (oVJmc)
=======================

Good point. Don't know, but I'd sure as hell like to try that. Who would be his VP candidate?

Posted by: MItch McConnell at July 24, 2015 11:31 AM (TxJGV)

184 If you watch nothing else for the next year, watch Cruz take a bat to - mainly McConnell for lying his ass off - and then to pretty much all of the rest of the corrupt assholes in the Senate.

http://tinyurl.com/pmtkewj

Cruz starts speaking at ~56 mins in.

You do not hear this in the Senate.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at July 24, 2015 11:31 AM (BZAd3)

185 Paolo/ SMOD 2016!!!!!!!


"Because if one doesn't fvck you, the other will!"

Posted by: rickb223 at July 24, 2015 11:31 AM (X88sA)

186 The photo the press is showing is from that linked in page


Either it isn't him, could be another John Houser. Or he fabricated what's on the linked in page


Where is the tea party stuff?

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at July 24, 2015 11:31 AM (skG2k)

187 "The loony left is in 7th heaven over a shooter having a Tea Party page. "

Hey y'all, is this a thing? I did a Wayback Machine search on John Russell Hauser's TeaPartyNation page and it came back with a two crawl - both dated earlier this morning.

To try to compare, I did searches for some other random users at TPN whose profiles I got from their comments, and found that they all had multiple crawls on their pages, some going all the way back to 2009.

Is that a thing, like, somebody was hacking in and creating a post-dated profile for this guy, or is this just a random statistical occurrence relating to the way the Wayback Machine operates?

Posted by: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus at July 24, 2015 11:31 AM (Maary)

188 181
how fitting that I'm reading about more Bitch McConnell duplicity while I listen to Bob Dylan wail 'Idiot Wind'....

And i'm reading about the Bitch McConnel duplicity while humming and breaking wind.

Posted by: OurCountryIsScrewed at July 24, 2015 11:31 AM (DlmoZ)

189 Posted by: OurCountryIsScrewed at July 24, 2015 11:18 AM (DlmoZ)

I've come to peace with a Bernie Sanders / Liz Warren / Hillary Clinton presidency with D majorities in both chambers.

I look at it this way: the R's are not going to change the status quo. They're just trying to get their piece of the DC pie for themselves.

The D's are full speed ahead "progressing" in to Utopia.

I, personally, believe Math will become a factor at some point. I would prefer to not live under socialism, but it doesn't seem that voting one way or another is going to change that fact.

So, I guess I may as well just wait for Math to catch up, and stop letting the R's lie to my face and expect me to just suck it up and take it. Because, fuck them.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 24, 2015 11:32 AM (AkOaV)

190 It's times like these that a hungry and angry people will seek out the wisdom of Jeb Bush for leadership.

Posted by: Super Creepy Eric Hoteham at July 24, 2015 11:32 AM (oDCMR)

191 Off smelly Mitch sock!

Posted by: MTF at July 24, 2015 11:32 AM (TxJGV)

192
So, when the GOP loses in 2016. It will be exactly because of Boehner and McConnell and the weasels who vote with them.
Posted by: naturalfake



Trust us, the cause will be Donald Trump and a lack of outreach to Millennial Gay Mexican Atheist Women. We've already got a first draft.

Posted by: The Same Guys Who Wrote the GOP's 2012 Lessons Learned Report

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 24, 2015 11:32 AM (kdS6q)

193 Remember when the media used to whine about "Republican Obstruction."

You haven't heard that phrase since Mitch took over, have you?

Posted by: V the K at July 24, 2015 11:32 AM (O7MnT)

194 And people like us? Eh... fuck 'em.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 24, 2015 11:25 AM (AkOaV)


In Missouri, the latest is a Democrat Senator who is being accused of trying to sex up a couple interns. We had a Republican about 2 months ago who had the same thing happen. So far the Dem hasn't yet resigned...

I think if there's money to be had (as in Washington), it attracts people who want money. If there are underaged children to sex up, then folks like Bill Clinton head to Pedo Island. Here is Missouri, the legislature has always had the tradition of high school students going to Jeff City to intern there. That tradition obviously includes various legislators using the system to cherry-pick whatever type of teenager most tickles their fancy.


Occasionally they get caught.

At some point, you stop trying to differentiate the "good ones" from the bad ones. If enough of them are bad ones, it's time to nuke them all, and start over. See: Gomorrah, Sodom.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 24, 2015 11:33 AM (TOk1P)

195 Welcome to the United Favelas of America racists.

Posted by: Super Creepy Eric Hoteham at July 24, 2015 11:33 AM (oDCMR)

196
Show me the occular proof of this "tea party page."

Posted by: Soothie at July 24, 2015 11:33 AM (FBA90)

197 161 As I await the burning, salting and scattering I start dreaming of 20+ acres of land in Montana with a sign at the end of the driveway labelled GTFO.
Should be a nice spot to watch the flames. Maybe even make smores.....
Posted by: OurCountryIsScrewed at July 24, 2015 11:26 AM (DlmoZ)


--I saw a house in Minnesota that had a toy gun mounted next to the front door, and underneath was the message "We don't call 911" Great stuff.

Posted by: logprof at July 24, 2015 11:33 AM (MPPqQ)

198 Turtle and Orange need the Conservative Senators and Representatives.

Tell them to come home.

Kick the Empire in the cubes.

Posted by: eman at July 24, 2015 11:33 AM (MQEz6)

199 Where is the tea party stuff?
Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at July 24, 2015 11:31 AM (skG2k)

uses his name and his last known address (as per police).

I'd say it's him.

A profile created in 2013, yet never used.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 24, 2015 11:33 AM (AkOaV)

200 What is so f'd up is these past 4-5 years could have made the gop a majority party for a good bit of time, if they would have ACTUALLY opposed an unpopular president.

Posted by: traye at July 24, 2015 11:33 AM (fM8JG)

201 rrpjr:


It's just watching him. And I'm one of his wildest fans. He's a fucking genius. A tremendous fighter and ally.


I'm just saying that we cannot hitch our star to that wagon. that literally leaves only one other acceptable candidate that can win this fucker walking away if he gets the GOP nod going into the general.


Trump.

Posted by: prescient11 at July 24, 2015 11:34 AM (q5APL)

202 Oh, it's Dinocroc vs. Supergator.

Posted by: logprof at July 24, 2015 11:34 AM (MPPqQ)

203 I mean, people, come on. 40-50% of the country is republican.

90-95% of crazed mass shooters are loosely democrats.

Wouldn't the law of large numbers suggest that eventually a mass shooter will be a Republican?

I don't know why that would matter. It didn't matter that the guy shooting up a movie theater in Aurora, CO was a fan of Rachael Maddow. Or that the guy who shot at Gabby Giffords was a fan of socialism, the movie Zeitgeist, and local D issues.

So why are we letting the media say THIS matters?

of course, eventually, someone will have an R affiliation. Especially in a red state like AL.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 24, 2015 11:35 AM (AkOaV)

204 200 What is so f'd up is these past 4-5 years could have made the gop a majority party for a good bit of time, if they would have ACTUALLY opposed an unpopular president.
----------------------
That would require stones. Pubbies are a party of empty ball sacks. Just ask Judge Roberts.

Posted by: Super Creepy Eric Hoteham at July 24, 2015 11:35 AM (oDCMR)

205 Sits in a bar. Says he is owner of the bar


Calls a radio station. Says is Co hosts the show he calls on the radio station.

He's hector

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at July 24, 2015 11:35 AM (skG2k)

206 I would like to be convinced that Ted Cruz has a chance to win. Thank you. That is all.

Posted by: Captain Oblivious at July 24, 2015 11:36 AM (hiT/m)

207 Trump has to understand that a third party run KILLS his presidential aspirations.

The back door dealing for the GOP nomination is surely already underway.

Posted by: Some random meathead at July 24, 2015 11:36 AM (1eYr7)

208 from upthread:

http://www.teapartynation.com/profile/JohnRussellHouser

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 24, 2015 11:36 AM (AkOaV)

209 "But the Democrats are worse!" is pretty fucking hollow when the Republicans continue to do exactly what the Democrats want and protect their special groups like Planned Babymurder.

Posted by: buzzion at July 24, 2015 11:36 AM (zt+N6)

210 At some point, you stop trying to differentiate the "good ones" from the bad ones. If enough of them are bad ones, it's time to nuke them all, and start over. See: Gomorrah, Sodom.



Apple - bad = barrel spoiled.

Funny how all of the old sayings from our grandparent's time is truer than ever before.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 24, 2015 11:36 AM (X88sA)

211 The Cubans wouldn't turn out for Cruz?
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 24, 2015 11:28 AM (oVJmc)


That doesn't matter. The only GOP candidate I'll support must viciously attack the GOP candidates I don't like. That's what matters.

Posted by: Purist Whiner at July 24, 2015 11:37 AM (RcpcZ)

212 He's hector

I don't think we're so lucky.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at July 24, 2015 11:37 AM (/kI1Q)

213
Wouldn't the law of large numbers suggest that eventually a mass shooter will be a Republican?


I'd still like to hear how conservative philosophy is furthered by a random shooting.

Unlike, say, jihad, picking enemies to fulfil doctrine.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 24, 2015 11:37 AM (oVJmc)

214 Reporter: And, Jeb, why do you want to be President?

Jeb: (blank stare) (pregnant pause)......Because, because it's my turn. Isn't it?


Posted by: Shallow Hal 9000 at July 24, 2015 11:26 AM (VcOqI)


Well gosh, yeah. That makes sense.

Posted by: Republican LiVs at July 24, 2015 11:37 AM (TOk1P)

215 For me, it's not about winning or losing anymore. We've already lost far too much. It's about somebody willing to speak the truth.

Posted by: Shallow Hal 9000 at July 24, 2015 11:38 AM (VcOqI)

216 Posted by: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus at July 24, 2015 11:31 AM (Maary)

I'm not sure. I don't see ANY activity on the account.

If you're seeing entries from today, well then... yes, it's definitely possible someone "hacked" his information in.

But that's getting a little too tin foil hat a little too early. There could be a reasonable explanation for it.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 24, 2015 11:38 AM (AkOaV)

217 The gope is not stupid, it is not weak.

It is in on it.

Posted by: eman at July 24, 2015 11:38 AM (MQEz6)

218 Are we joking re Trump's comments on 2008 crisis.


You think the dems, and the dems alone caused that???


Are you fucking retarded? Tell me slick, who put the bill to repeal Glass Steagal on Clinton's desk?

Posted by: prescient11 at July 24, 2015 11:38 AM (q5APL)

219 There is no Hector, only Joe.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 24, 2015 11:39 AM (evdj2)

220 If this really is going to come to a shooting war, isn't it better for it to happen sooner rather than later?

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 24, 2015 11:39 AM (YFw5T)

221 Hector like

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at July 24, 2015 11:39 AM (skG2k)

222 Highway bill? I thought Bams fixed all our highways with his $800 billion porkulus.

Posted by: pj at July 24, 2015 11:40 AM (cHuNI)

223 #Conservatives Lives Don't Matter

Posted by: GOP at July 24, 2015 11:40 AM (VcOqI)

224 If this really is going to come to a shooting war, isn't it better for it to happen sooner rather than later?


*touches nose*

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 24, 2015 11:40 AM (evdj2)

225 Posted by: MTF at July 24, 2015 11:21 AM (TxJGV)


I love objectively stupid analyses like this one.


"Because Jeb and Rubio are from FL, they will be able to deliver that state."


Ask Paul Ryan how that worked out for him. Or maybe Al Gore.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at July 24, 2015 11:40 AM (xSCb6)

226 @ 216 - "If you're seeing entries from today, well then... yes, it's definitely possible someone "hacked" his information in.

But that's getting a little too tin foil hat a little too early. There could be a reasonable explanation for it."

Agreed. Just wondering if it was a thing. FWIW, the Wayback Machine just tells you when it crawled a page, not when the page was updated by the owner/user.

Posted by: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus at July 24, 2015 11:40 AM (Maary)

227 If this really is going to come to a shooting war, isn't it better for it to happen sooner rather than later?

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 24, 2015 11:39 AM (YFw5T)


Our Forefathers would be reloading by now.

Posted by: RickZ at July 24, 2015 11:40 AM (HEtQ3)

228 I had a discussion with my uncle a few weeks ago about the Republican party. He said, "I don't care who the Republican nominee is, I will vote for them because staying home or voting third party is the same as voting for a Democrat." I asked him how he could tell the difference these days anyway if the candidate is an establishment candidate. I'm at the fuck them all stage right now.

Posted by: no good deed at July 24, 2015 11:41 AM (GgxVX)

229 Our Forefathers would be reloading by now.
Posted by: RickZ at July 24, 2015 11:40 AM (HEtQ3)

one black powder round at a time.

what a pain in the balls.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 24, 2015 11:41 AM (AkOaV)

230 And I'm one of his wildest fans. He's a fucking genius. A tremendous fighter and ally. I'm just saying that we cannot hitch our star to that wagon. that literally leaves only one other acceptable candidate that can win this fucker walking away if he gets the GOP nod going into the general. Trump.
Posted by: prescient11

only one other acceptable candidate. By your reckoning. The reckoning of a fan.

Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the donkey.

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 24, 2015 11:41 AM (Spluw)

231 I tend to agree that Rubio would make a great VP candidate for Walker. He speaks very well about what makes America great, and as VP he doesn't get to make policy. VP would make the best use of his strengths and neutralize his weaknesses.

As far as what happens eight years from now, we should be so lucky as to have that problem, but eight years from now the strong local candidates will have sifted upward and be strong competition for a two-term VP Rubio.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at July 24, 2015 11:42 AM (2lndx)

232 222 Highway bill? I thought Bams fixed all our highways with his $800 billion porkulus.


Posted by: pj at July 24, 2015 11:40 AM (cHuNI)


That only paid for the stickers they put on the signs.

I wonder if anyone ever analyzed how much of that money actually did wind up going to pay for signs claiming that a road project was 'funded' by the 'stimulus.'

Posted by: buzzion at July 24, 2015 11:42 AM (zt+N6)

233 Donald Trump just shit the bed, says Dems not responsible for 2008 financial crisis, Stick a fork in him, he's done.

Naa, at this point I don't care WHO caused it. I care about HOW to fix it.

Posted by: wrg500 at July 24, 2015 11:42 AM (kQBSd)

234 "http://www.teapartynation.com/profile/JohnRussellHouser"


Yeah, nothing much to it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 24, 2015 11:43 AM (LA7Cm)

235 He applied for a permit in 2006 and was denied because crazy

Where did he get/steal the gun

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at July 24, 2015 11:43 AM (skG2k)

236 Are you fucking retarded? Tell me slick, who put the bill to repeal Glass Steagal on Clinton's desk?
Posted by: prescient11

So the fan boy is calling other people retarded.

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 24, 2015 11:43 AM (Spluw)

237 Posted by: buzzion at July 24, 2015 11:42 AM (zt+N6)

Oh, that stimulus sure stimulated our company, I'll tell you that much!

Posted by: Crony Highway Sign Making Firm of Nothern Virginia, LLC at July 24, 2015 11:43 AM (AkOaV)

238 The paper amendment filed has the word "substitute" crossed out, and the word "perfecting" penciled in written in in crayon.

Posted by: The guy trying to buy a fish license at July 24, 2015 11:43 AM (zoehZ)

239 Where did he get/steal the gun
Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at July 24, 2015 11:43 AM (skG2k)

someone should check to see if an FBI agent left it in his unlocked car.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 24, 2015 11:44 AM (AkOaV)

240 >>161 As I await the burning, salting and scattering I start dreaming of 20+ acres of land in Montana with a sign at the end of the driveway labelled GTFO.


Anything under a Section up here is a lot, not a piece of land.

Posted by: Garrett at July 24, 2015 11:44 AM (S0Ca+)

241 #233 He is right----there is enough blame to go all the way around. Ten times over. No single cause--and no single party caused it.

Posted by: Pissed off at July 24, 2015 11:44 AM (VcOqI)

242
Both the D's and the R's have been co-conspirators in all the bad shit govt and corporations have done.

Posted by: Soothie at July 24, 2015 11:44 AM (FBA90)

243 Funny how all of the old sayings from our grandparent's time is truer than ever before.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 24, 2015 11:36 AM (X88sA)

Terror - check.

Slaughter - check.

All right, we're ready to return!

Posted by: The Gods of the Copybook Headings at July 24, 2015 11:44 AM (2Ojst)

244 #187: if there weren't any crawls, the page wasn't there...

it's a fake.

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 24, 2015 11:44 AM (Vha1U)

245 Where did he get/steal the gun

The Tea Party hands them out when you sign up.

/Kos

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 24, 2015 11:45 AM (oVJmc)

246 Republicans point at Democrats---Democrats point at Republicans. In reality, they point at themselves. No real difference, no real alternative.

Posted by: Pissed off at July 24, 2015 11:46 AM (VcOqI)

247 " I thought Bams fixed all our highways with his $800 billion porkulus."


It did. Well, at least what was left once the Unions, GM, and, "green" company scammers got done with it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 24, 2015 11:46 AM (LA7Cm)

248 The page is a fake? It's dated 2013 bur is there a way to tell when it was created? How?

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at July 24, 2015 11:46 AM (skG2k)

249 and no single party caused it.


In fairness, January 4th 2007: The day Pelosi became Speaker of the Democratically controlled 110th Congress

National unemployment rate for December 2006: 4.5%
2006 Federal Budget Deficit: $247.7 billion
Average GDP growth for 2006: 3.4%
Average price for Regular Unleaded Gasoline December 2006: $2.30
Federal Debt as % of GDP 2006: 64.55
Nonfarm employment in thousands Dec 2006: 137,000

In the 12 years of Republican Congress, average annual deficit: $104 billion

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 24, 2015 11:47 AM (evdj2)

250 The Tea Party hands them out when you sign up.

I wish!

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at July 24, 2015 11:47 AM (/kI1Q)

251 233 Donald Trump just shit the bed, says Dems not responsible for 2008 financial crisis, Stick a fork in him, he's done.

Naa, at this point I don't care WHO caused it. I care about HOW to fix it.
Posted by: wrg500 at July 24, 2015 11:42 AM (kQBSd)

2008 was tres complicated.

Kind of a perfect storm.

Glass Steigel being repealed opened the doors to a lot of money that investment banks now had access too and wanted to invest.

Community Reinvestment Act (going back to Carter, then renewed by Clinton) forced banks to loan money to, er, previously "red-lined" areas and to people who may not have had the credit history to normally get a loan.

Banks, in an attempt to get rich quick, sold the shitty loans to Fannie and Freddie (so the govt was on the hook for these shit loans, ultimately), then rebought and re bundled the derivatives of said loans, got a AAA rating from the corrupt credit agencies, and sold these "toxic" assets all over the world.

So who is to blame there?

Well, everyone.

Everyone except for me and the majority of US taxpayers, who ultimately had to pay to unwind that mess. Which, by the way, is coming back.

subprime mortgages and NINJA loans are making a stealthy comeback, and are even more backed by / guaranteed by govt then they used to be. So we will have another round of this soon.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 24, 2015 11:48 AM (AkOaV)

252 Why doesn't Rand Paul just introduce a bill himself? Why does he need it to be hidden in some big bill as an amendment?

Do it!!

Posted by: pj at July 24, 2015 11:48 AM (cHuNI)

253 Let's not act like people with similar names to mass shooters have ever been falsely accused by the media just because the media sucks and hasn't the first clue how to verify basic facts.


Someone hacking/falsifying social media profiles? Definitely not tinfoil hatty.


Unless of course you've been living under a rock for the last year.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at July 24, 2015 11:48 AM (xSCb6)

254 It only took two years of Democratic rule to destroy the economy, and only two years of having Republicans run the house to get it going again.


The Democratic Congress lost 2 million more jobs between 2007 and 2010 (8 Million) than the preceding Republican Congress created 2001-2006 (6 Million). I haven't checked but I will bet that holds the record for losses since the Great Depression.

Conversely, the Republican House has presided over an almost 10 Million job increase since 2011.

So combining the two figures, Republicans +16M jobs, Democrats -8M.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 24, 2015 11:48 AM (evdj2)

255 244 #187: if there weren't any crawls, the page wasn't there...

it's a fake.


I kind of understand the Wayback Machine but not "crawls". Could you please explain this in non-geek terms?

Posted by: Ed Anger at July 24, 2015 11:49 AM (RcpcZ)

256 So I DO get my Lamborghini? I wish you'd make up your mind.

Posted by: PP Doc at July 24, 2015 11:49 AM (BjKDP)

257 what a pain in the balls.
Posted by: mynewhandle a

Ha

Posted by: traye at July 24, 2015 11:49 AM (fM8JG)

258 Posted by: wrg500 at July 24, 2015 11:42 AM (kQBSd)

If he doesn't have a clue how it happened how is he going to fix it. Tax the rich with a one time 15% tax of their net worth?

Posted by: Cruzinator at July 24, 2015 11:49 AM (KkliO)

259 The shooter?

Just wait. The info will come out that he's a drug addict, on drugs, under previous psychiatric care, paranoid schizophrenic, recently became a muslim.

"58 yr old drifter" is pretty much pathognomonic for one or more of those things-

ie. mentally ill loser.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 24, 2015 11:50 AM (KUa85)

260 244 #187: if there weren't any crawls, the page wasn't there...

it's a fake.
Posted by: redc1c4 at July 24, 2015 11:44 AM (Vha1U)

I don't think that's necessarily true.

I'm not sure exactly how their crawler works, but if there was never any activity on the page it's possible wayback machine just never crawled that page.

Until today when everyone is googling it.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 24, 2015 11:50 AM (AkOaV)

261 "I wonder if anyone ever analyzed how much of that money actually did
wind up going to pay for signs claiming that a road project was 'funded'
by the 'stimulus.'"

No, that would be racist!

Posted by: pj at July 24, 2015 11:50 AM (cHuNI)

262 Well, at least what was left once the Unions, GM, and, "green" company scammers got done with it.

Not to mention the money spent teaching Africans to wash their pee-pees.

Posted by: V the K at July 24, 2015 11:50 AM (O7MnT)

263 Posted by: mynewhandle at July 24, 2015 11:48 AM (AkOaV)

Yep, 535+ reasons for this mess.

Posted by: wrg500 at July 24, 2015 11:51 AM (kQBSd)

264 Ordinary citizens arm up to defend recruiting centers. Let's see what happens when ISIS attacks the convention.

Posted by: DaveA at July 24, 2015 11:51 AM (DL2i+)

265 If he doesn't have a clue how it happened how is he going to fix it. Tax the rich with a one time 15% tax of their net worth?

Posted by: Cruzinator at July 24, 2015 11:49 AM (KkliO)

Bankruptcy

Posted by: wrg500 at July 24, 2015 11:52 AM (kQBSd)

266 Wouldn't the site host know for sure when it was created? Can't imagine a group more motivated to prove it's false if it's false

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at July 24, 2015 11:52 AM (skG2k)

267
#260: Thanks. Now I know what that means.

Posted by: Ed Anger at July 24, 2015 11:52 AM (RcpcZ)

268
mynewhandle, don't forget that the GOP did try to reinstate the rules because they got an inkling it might be bad.
Who fought them tooth and nail? The dems. They were making too much in campaign contributions from Freddie etc. Brany Frank's then lover was involved heavily too.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at July 24, 2015 11:52 AM (jtStN)

269 I kind of understand the Wayback Machine but not "crawls". Could you please explain this in non-geek terms?
Posted by: Ed Anger at July 24, 2015 11:49 AM (RcpcZ)

"crawls" are how search engines and archivers discover and organize webpages, in the simplest terms.

They hit the webpage, pull the meta information (and the full page in the case of the wayback machine), and archive it.

So they might "crawl' the page once a year, or more often if it's a more popular page.

I'm not 100% sure how WayBack specifically works, but in a generic sense thats what "crawling" is.

I think it originally referred to spiders and webs and there was some nerdy joke behind it.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 24, 2015 11:52 AM (AkOaV)

270 @prescient11-Hey, reel it the fuck back in on the insult MF'er. Gramm-Leach-Bliley. Go fucking Youtube all the Dems that talked themselves blue in the face in support of it then see how a select few did not bother to vote on it thus not leaving any fingerprints. Sad when you agree with some people on here and enjoy their comments only to discover what petulant little sCrUNTS they are.

Posted by: JROD at July 24, 2015 11:53 AM (wnwJC)

271 Blue Hen:


Do you ever make a point here?


Or do you just ramble with aimless shit?

Posted by: prescient11 at July 24, 2015 11:54 AM (q5APL)

272 mynewhandle, don't forget that the GOP did try to reinstate the rules because they got an inkling it might be bad.
Who fought them tooth and nail? The dems. They were making too much in campaign contributions from Freddie etc. Brany Frank's then lover was involved heavily too.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at July 24, 2015 11:52 AM (jtStN)


Right. But there's not one single thing that anyone can point to and say, "THAT CAUSED THE 08 HOUSING CRISIS".

That way nobody gets the blame.

If you ask me, the federal reserve should bear a lot of the blame, too, for purposely creating a bubble to help soften the landing from the dotcom bubble but no one ever seems to blame them.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 24, 2015 11:54 AM (AkOaV)

273 from a pay phone, wearing gloves and a mask,

Wait a minute, when did this become a dating website?

Posted by: DaveA at July 24, 2015 11:54 AM (DL2i+)

274
266 Wouldn't the site host know for sure when it was created? Can't imagine a group more motivated to prove it's false if it's false
Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at July 24, 2015 11:52 AM (skG2k)


Wouldn't they be able to look and know when the creator last logged in? If they're still logging in after the guy hit the bullet...

Posted by: Buzzion at July 24, 2015 11:54 AM (zt+N6)

275 Burn the witch:


Yep. Fuck walker. No mas.

Posted by: prescient11 at July 24, 2015 11:55 AM (q5APL)

276 Also note the pay phone business is all but gone although it did pay for one of my former fast cars.

Posted by: DaveA at July 24, 2015 11:55 AM (DL2i+)

277 252 Why doesn't Rand Paul just introduce a bill himself? Why does he need it to be hidden in some big bill as an amendment?

Do it!!
Posted by: pj at July 24, 2015 11:48 AM (cHuNI)

I listened to him on Mark Levin the other night. He was way too ponderous and mealy.

Posted by: rrpjr at July 24, 2015 11:55 AM (s/yC1)

278 266 Wouldn't the site host know for sure when it was created? Can't imagine a group more motivated to prove it's false if it's false
Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at July 24, 2015 11:52 AM (skG2k)

Yes, they would know.

And I suspect it was created in 2013, as it appears. There was just never activity.

In other words, he created the page one night (maybe lonely, drunk and on drugs) and never logged in again.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 24, 2015 11:55 AM (AkOaV)

279 It will be hilarious when I see the "Serious" "Conservative" blogs demanding we all vote serious repub!

Posted by: Duncan MacLeod, the Highlander at July 24, 2015 11:55 AM (COpZ4)

280 Posted by: prescient11 at July 24, 2015 11:54 AM (q5APL)


Yeah, looks like you're having one of your manic episodes again.


Scripts run out?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at July 24, 2015 11:55 AM (xSCb6)

281 I hope I live long enough to find out what Obama had on everyone....Roberts/McConnell/Boehner. Everything is just too damn depressing with R's caving every damn time. I think that's why Trump resonates; I'm just waiting for him to turn around to Chris Matthews and tell him to f* off with his stupid questions and bias. Is there anyone out there who can cut through the crap like Trump but not be full of crap themselves. I'm wanting it to be Ted Cruz....we'll see.

Posted by: dixigal at July 24, 2015 11:55 AM (+04aH)

282 mynewhandle:


You are exactly correct. A perfect storm of shit, bad policy, and corruption.

Posted by: prescient11 at July 24, 2015 11:55 AM (q5APL)

283 Serious repub leadership supports planned parenthood and the selling of dead baby parts.

Congrats serious repubs!

And you want me to vote for these motherfuckers?

Posted by: Duncan MacLeod, the Highlander at July 24, 2015 11:56 AM (COpZ4)

284 They were making too much in campaign contributions from Freddie etc. Brany Frank's then lover was involved heavily too.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at July 24, 2015 11:52 AM (jtStN)



MFM: Funny, we don't remember that part of the story. Must not have been important enough to report on

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 24, 2015 11:57 AM (493sH)

285 Eman:


Exactly.

Posted by: prescient11 at July 24, 2015 11:57 AM (q5APL)

286 Ordinary citizens arm up to defend recruiting centers. Let's see what happens when ISIS attacks the convention.


Would you like salt and butter on your popcorn?

Posted by: rickb223 at July 24, 2015 11:57 AM (X88sA)

287 In other words, he created the page one night (maybe lonely, drunk and on drugs) and never logged in again.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 24, 2015 11:55 AM (AkOaV)


Also not unusual for people to create accounts in places where they don't agree or sympathize for the purpose just seeing what people are saying.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 24, 2015 11:57 AM (8hctH)

288 ***"If you ask me, the federal reserve should bear a lot of the blame, too, for purposely creating a bubble to help soften the landing from the dotcom bubble but no one ever seems to blame them."***


Not to initiate a summoning ritual or anything, but that was really about the only thing Luap Nor was good for.



It's just a shame he was so batshit crazy about everything else.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at July 24, 2015 11:58 AM (xSCb6)

289 I would love Ted Cruz, but the serious repub machine will never let it happen. Only reason Trump is doing well now is because of massive name recognition and unlimited resources that he can use to fight back. If he flames out, he is still a billionaire. Not a bad fall back plan.

Posted by: Duncan MacLeod, the Highlander at July 24, 2015 11:58 AM (COpZ4)

290 Bet he created the page when he was on the free computer at the library

Two can play this game. He registered to vote?

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at July 24, 2015 11:58 AM (skG2k)

291 Excuse me burn the witch?


What, exactly, have I said that is manic?


Take your time, I'm hourly.

Posted by: prescient11 at July 24, 2015 11:58 AM (q5APL)

292 So tell me WTF is "Tea Party Nation?" One of the Very Big Deals about the Tea Party Movement -- such as it is -- was that it had no formal organization, no memberships, didn't have its grubby hand out to furnish fancy offices and paid consultants.

IIRC, a group called "Tea Party Express" filled my spam folder with solicitations for a while, but this "Nation" is totes new to me. Sounds as phony as a Choom Boy promise IYAM.

As for the shooter: if dude was on Facebook, I'm sure someone would mention all his "likes" and try to make something of them. Hell, if I went on a shooting rampage -- which I won't do, so shut up -- and the media cared to look, they'd find I "like" Benny Hill and In-N-Out-Burger. So there. Neither would prompt me to pick up a firearm in anger.

Posted by: MrScribbler at July 24, 2015 11:59 AM (rCmeG)

293 264
Ordinary citizens arm up to defend recruiting centers. Let's see what happens when ISIS attacks the convention.

Anybody signing up to stand guard for the convention? Yeah, me neither.

Posted by: OurCountryIsScrewed at July 24, 2015 11:59 AM (DlmoZ)

294 In other words, he created the page one night (maybe lonely, drunk and on drugs) and never logged in again.


Forgot his password.

Like Ace.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 24, 2015 11:59 AM (X88sA)

295 Only reason Trump is doing well now is because of massive name recognition and unlimited resources that he can use to fight back.


And he is slapping around the press.

Posted by: wrg500 at July 24, 2015 11:59 AM (kQBSd)

296 Duncan MacLeod:


My read exactly. Plus, I just don't think he has it as a politician.


Of course, neither does any dem, but their base are pretty much drones anyway.

Posted by: prescient11 at July 24, 2015 12:01 PM (q5APL)

297 Republicans have become yet another faction that never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity.

Posted by: Socratease at July 24, 2015 12:01 PM (2GbWn)

298 Ace up.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 24, 2015 12:02 PM (X88sA)

299 wrg500:


That, and Trump is actually speaking on issues that people care about.


I thought his run was a joke. It's amazing how much my views have changed since then.

Posted by: prescient11 at July 24, 2015 12:02 PM (q5APL)

300 Also not unusual for people to create accounts in places where they don't agree or sympathize for the purpose just seeing what people are saying.
Posted by: Country Singer at July 24, 2015 11:57 AM (8hctH)

Sure. Or he met a girl in a bar who was a TEA Party member and was trying to impress her / stalk her.

Who knows?

There could be a million explanations.

Won't matter to the media.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 24, 2015 12:02 PM (AkOaV)

301 I am sure people are trying to get tapes from the 1993 radio show he claims he Co hosted


No doubt

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at July 24, 2015 12:03 PM (skG2k)

302 I always liked the scene in the movie Mars Attacks! The congress invites the
Martins to give an address to Congress and the Martins turn their ray guns on the Congress and all of Congress is burned to a crisp, while the Martins laugh.
I saw this movie first in a theater, and some people clapped.

Posted by: Colin at July 24, 2015 12:03 PM (dvwsD)

303 Do you ever make a point here? Or do you just ramble with aimless shit?
Posted by: prescient11

Geepers, let's see.

You're a fan girl that oscillates between trump being a conservative to everyone else on the planet is beneath you to people who disagree with you are retards.
Why do I NEVER make a point?
A: because YOU say so.
Do I just ramble?
A: because you say so.

Why are other people retarded?
a: because they dare disagree with you.

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 24, 2015 12:04 PM (Spluw)

304 Bush went to Congress four times to warn and request they reform GSE and publicly called for reform over a dozen times. The Democrats refused to heed the warnings and blocked any reform.

Posted by: Cruzinator at July 24, 2015 12:05 PM (KkliO)

305 Only reason Trump is doing well now is because of massive name recognition and unlimited resources that he can use to fight back.

That and the rage and frustration of the GOP base against the corrupt, bumbling cronies in the party leadership.

Posted by: V the K at July 24, 2015 12:05 PM (O7MnT)

306 "i can't wait for the GOPe's organs to be sold on the market for scientific research..."

Who'd take 'em? We could maybe sell 'em to science fiction....

Posted by: Hobbits gotta hobbit at July 24, 2015 12:07 PM (Ft3+l)

307 The Democrats refused to heed the warnings and blocked any reform.

In particular, Democrat Senator Chris Dodd who was on the take from the mortgage industry, and Democrat Barney Frank whose boyfriend was in charge of subprime mortgages at either Fannie or Freddie... one of them.

Posted by: V the K at July 24, 2015 12:07 PM (O7MnT)

308 Blue Hen:


Do you have a masters degree in writing posts that say nothing?


My posts have stated:

Cruz is my first choice, but he can't win.

I hate the GOPe.

Screw walker he's another stealth candidate.

Only choice I see is Trump.


Either respond to the points or continue dithering.

Posted by: prescient11 at July 24, 2015 12:09 PM (q5APL)

309 and Democrat Barney Frank whose boyfriend was in charge of subprime mortgages at either Fannie or Freddie... one of them.

Posted by: V the K at July 24, 2015 12:07 PM (O7MnT)



I'm guessing Bwarny was involved with Fannie. In more ways than one

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 24, 2015 12:11 PM (493sH)

310 As for the shooter: if dude was on Facebook, I'm sure someone would mention all his "likes" and try to make something of them. Hell, if I went on a shooting rampage -- which I won't do, so shut up -- and the media cared to look, they'd find I "like" Benny Hill and In-N-Out-Burger. So there. Neither would prompt me to pick up a firearm in anger.

Posted by: MrScribbler at July 24, 2015 11:59 AM (rCmeG)

His FB page is pretty worthless.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at July 24, 2015 12:12 PM (fWAjv)

311 "I always liked the scene in the movie Mars Attacks! The congress invites the
Martins to give an address to Congress and the Martins turn their ray guns on the Congress and all of Congress is burned to a crisp, while the Martins laugh.
I saw this movie first in a theater, and some people clapped."

Back in '09, I had occasion to see Mr. Smith Goes to Washington on the big screen in an ornate old theater. I remember the scene where Jimmy Stewart was asking Jean Arthur to help with the language in his bill (paraphrasing): "And get something in there about the way the Capitol looks at night, all lit up..."

I added mentally, "...on fire, perhaps."

Posted by: Hobbits gotta hobbit at July 24, 2015 12:13 PM (Ft3+l)

312 Now this is a fucking robbery cause of these orange fuck fuckies!

Posted by: Ricky AKA Bobby Boxhead at July 24, 2015 12:16 PM (AkOaV)

313 Traitors , regardless of the cause involved, are dealt with swiftly and harshly.
However:
The fact that McConnell and Boehner can operate with impunity as traitors to the 2010 and 2014 elections and the will of their base voters means that it all must be burned down(figuratively).

Posted by: Lower Class person whose opinions need to be guided at July 24, 2015 12:21 PM (7GI9v)

314 This is also why the numerous investigations and hearings on the O regime have had no real effect. The national Rep party benefits when O engages in lawfare against Conservatives and Tea Party folks.
Turtle and Boner are in the tank and will protect EVERY leftist organization and agenda. Why bother to have two major parties if they agree on core ideology?

Posted by: Commissar M at July 24, 2015 12:27 PM (KSF9t)

315 40

McConnell at
the time denied that any deal had been made, and Cruz said the same
assurance was given in a private Republican conference meeting. "Like
Saint Peter, he repeated it three times," Cruz said Friday.
WaPo
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OK, +1 to Cruz for that jab. The bank deal is another reason why the GOPe guys are out of touch with the base and losing favor thereby. If McConnell had agreed with Cruz to axe a superflorus institution that was a corrupt drain, a lot of cheer and support outside the Beltway would have been gained. More proof that McConnell should have been sacked in the primary.

Posted by: exdem13 at July 24, 2015 12:33 PM (ry4ab)

316 McConnell trying to save PP despite the swelling chorus of outrage over the nonchalant sale of BABY BODY PARTS in violation of law and decency is more proof that he truly lives in the Beltway, not Kentucky.

Posted by: exdem13 at July 24, 2015 12:35 PM (ry4ab)

317 Cruz/Fiorina 2016!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at July 24, 2015 12:39 PM (4DCSq)

318 Wow, the GOPe and ol' Mitch. I am actually considering asking to be transferred to Arizona so that I can vote against my friend, John McCain.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at July 24, 2015 12:40 PM (4KoRb)

319 Anyone who supports Donald Trump is still a blithering imbecile, regardless of this issue.

Posted by: packsoldier at July 24, 2015 12:47 PM (8T8H7)

320 We would be better off if we had a lottery from the voters role for every election.

And the new Senator from TN is .... Snotty Barnfarts!

Posted by: Paladin at July 24, 2015 12:57 PM (WujO7)

321 "My flickering hopes for Perry are done, it seems."

The minute Rick Perry hired Steve Schmidt his chance for the White House vanished.

Posted by: Ernie McCracken at July 24, 2015 01:03 PM (hL1jD)

322
You know whose fault this is? Donald Trump!

Indeed. I'm guessing with this, but my magic 8 ball says "a President Trump would sign the Ex-Im reauthorization".

The man is not a republican.
The man is not a conservative.
The man is not in favor of smaller government.
The man is a crony capitalist.

Sure, he's banging the pots when it comes to the border and immigration. But I think deep down, he's in favor of cheap labor, so lax border enforcement is more likely than not.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at July 24, 2015 02:06 PM (1hM1d)

323 Well, Reid is a straight up son of a bitch while McConnell is a two faced one. See, not at all similar.

Posted by: Bob at July 24, 2015 02:16 PM (fVGlW)

324 See, this is one of the reasons i'm not as pessimistic as Ace, its not like McConnel's constituents don't see what he is doing. KY voted for McConnell to get rid of Reid, and, SURPRISE, they got Reid anyway! That's about what i tell Bill Cassidy's people when i call and gripe, "I could have voted for Mary L. and got the same results i am getting now! WHERE'S YOUR HUSTLE?"

Posted by: hurricane567 at July 24, 2015 08:59 PM (SU9On)

325 Seriously. I have never voted anything but Republican my whole life, yet I no longer register as a Republican.

Why? Because of shit like this. The last straw was Obambi's attempted immigration amnesty. Obama's fecklessness about thousands of central american "young people" streaming into our country. I called the GOP and complained. I called my senators and reprentatives and insisted they tell tell me what their stand is on immigration. All I got was "no comment."

Now, when the GOP calls me I say, "You told me you had 'no comment' on Obama's immigration crap, so I am telling you 'no money, and no vote.'"

Why doesn't the GOP get it? All we want is the rule of law. We want to maintain our own national identity, values, language, and culture. What's so wrong with that?

Why is it racist when WE want to maintain these things, but when other culures want to celebrate and maintain their own heritage, it's not racist?

We, the American people, are so tired of arbitrary implementation of our laws, and we are also tired of being called racist simply because we expect others to follow the law.

Posted by: Mistress Overdone at July 26, 2015 12:47 AM (BCTRd)

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