Thoughts on Boehner's Resignation

1. The Consensus Media, which is an agreement of left and right pundits who don't know much, had been pretty sure that Boehner's job was safe. No one should listen to them.

They assume, in advance, that everything is in stasis. No one in politics should assume things are in stasis. Politics is about change. If you don't believe change is possible, you're not an advocate for politics; you're simply a guy taking a check, discussing which other guys should get checks.

I know one thing about change: Change is not possible unless you first believe change is possible and work to bring about change. Note that believing in change and working for it is not sufficient to bring about change; it is, however, necessary. (A requires B, but B is not sufficient to bring about B. But do focus on the "A requires B" part.)

2. There are some claims that Boehner did this to "spare the party" the trauma of booting him out of office. I don't believe that. I think the Freedom Caucus had the votes to book him out of office -- unless Democrats voted to support Boehner, which they would do. And then we would have a true political problem on our hands, an allegedly "Republican" speaker of the House owing his job entirely to Nancy Pelosi telling X number of Democrats to vote for Boehner.

A Speaker owing his position to the opposite party? Completely compromised -- more so than he is now.

3. The current idea, favored by the same folks who thought that Boehner was such an Indispensable Man are now agitating to put his loyal (???) lieutenant Kevin McCarthy into the position. Kevin McCarthy is, if it's possible, a worse RINO than Boehner, and was by Boehner's side as he punished critics and dissidents for daring to represent their constituents' interests.

Mark Levin just described Kevin McCarthy as "just as bad as Eric Cantor and ten IQ points dumber."

Under no circumstances should the Freedom Caucus permit McCarthy, Scalise, or Cathy McMorris Rogers -- all the Boehner Warriors who have brought GOP morale to all-time lows -- to serve in any leadership position. A purge is a purge. To permit any of this crew to profit from their disasters would show the GOP to be what many of us strongly suspect it is -- basically, the Teachers Union for RINOs, an organization devoted to protecting its members jobs and not to serving its alleged constituents.


4. And on that point, note that if McCarthy, Scalise, and McMorris Rogers merely advance one step each in the leadership, then the only person to have paid any price here is Boehner; the rest of them will actually benefit from the Freedom Caucus forcing them out.

They should not benefit. We keep saying, of Obama, that failure ought to have consequences; how can this team be characterized as anything other than complete failures?

Are we rewarding Republican failures while claiming Obama should be held accountable for his own?

How does that work?

In terms that may appeal to Jonah Goldberg, nothing is helped in the Star Trek Mirror, Mirror universe by simply assassinating one evil opposite of the Star Trek crew and letting his evil subordinate take his evil position.

The only way to change the Empire of Planets is to go outside the corrupt chain of command and bring in a change agent previously not considered for the captain's chair -- Not Quite So Evil Evil Spock, in the case of Mirror, Mirror.

We should be looking for Not Quite So Evil Evil Spock, not a deranged, sword-slinging Sulu to move from Chief Navigator to Captain.

5. Political movements have many things in common with religious movements, and I don't mean the dumb claim that the GOP is owned and operated by the Christian Right. (Were that the case, Boehner and his cronies would not have been permitted to fail for so long.)

One of the things that political movements offer its adherents, similar to religious movements, is hope.

The fecklessness, failures, and flat-out betrayals of the current GOP leadership has destroyed all hope in the GOP. And a political movement without hope is not a political movement at all; it is simply an advocacy organization for getting a very small number of people cush jobs in the federal government.

If there is to be any hope permitted to the rank and file of the Republican Party, then we need big changes that permit us the illusion and fantasy of hope, without which we are nothing at all, just dejected former Republican voters.

Hope requires a change -- Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise, and Cathy McMorris-Rogers are no change at all; they are simply John Boehner's less accomplished inferior employees.

6. For these reasons, the Freedom Caucus must stick to its principles and announce they will not vote for, and will not permit, any of the old guard to remain in any level of power, and will simply continue voting down any Representatives who are not at least outsiders who have not yet proven themselves to be failures and sell-outs.

Otherwise, what is the point?

I find it increasingly difficult to write about politics now, you may have noticed; it's because I can no longer even pretend to care which asshole is in which federal sinecure.

I think many people feel the way I do.

And if you want to entice the alienated back into the fold, you have to at least let us dream of the possibility of actual change.

That requires allowing us hope -- and not simply doubling-down on the current crop of failures and fainthearts we are obligated, sourly, to call our "leadership."

Hope is a silly illusion, but it is a necessary, sustaining silly illusion.

Faint heart never won fair lady, fellas. Nor have fainthearts ever contributed anything to society, except cowardice and inertia.


Posted by: Ace at 06:40 PM




Comments

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1 Fuck Boehner

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 25, 2015 06:41 PM (Ii765)

2 And the orange ass he rode in on

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 25, 2015 06:42 PM (Ii765)

3 So... hope and change?

Posted by: chemjeff at September 25, 2015 06:42 PM (lVU49)

4 the Teachers Union for RINOs,

Well we are a bunch of brats with known behavioral problems - And damned proud of it.

Posted by: DaveA at September 25, 2015 06:44 PM (DL2i+)

5 The Consensus Media, which is an agreement of left and right pundits who
don't know much, had been pretty sure that Boehner's job was safe. No
one should listen to them.



The MFM doesn't know shit. BB reported this morning that Boner had reached the point where he needed Democrats to keep his job and was likely to go.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 25, 2015 06:45 PM (t2KH5)

6 Well stated.


All the way down ace.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 25, 2015 06:46 PM (Wckf4)

7 I would add Ann Wagner to the mix of Boehner toadies who do not deserve to remain in a leadership position.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 25, 2015 06:46 PM (TOk1P)

8 The HFC needs to force the rino/diablos to beg for donktard help. If this is the end of the repuke party, so be it.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell and a pocket full of Silver Dimes at September 25, 2015 06:46 PM (dOD0J)

9 The RINOs have been pushing RINO Kevin McCarthy for a while. If we get him we are just as bad off.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 25, 2015 06:46 PM (t2KH5)

10 Has anyone invited Peter King to get intimately acquainted with himself? All those 'crazies' wanted Boehner & co to oppose Obama, not support him.

Posted by: fluffy at September 25, 2015 06:46 PM (2iV3X)

11 Damn, I post a comment, and blamo! Moar Contant!

Posted by: BurtTC at September 25, 2015 06:47 PM (TOk1P)

12 Ace was kind enough to write half of a movie review on me. *sob* *blubber*

Posted by: Weeping Boner at September 25, 2015 06:48 PM (Dwehj)

13 One of the things that political movements offer its adherents, similar to religious movements, is hope.

At the risk of sounding toady,

Amen, brother Ace!

Posted by: Methos at September 25, 2015 06:48 PM (ZbV+0)

14 ***"Damn, I post a comment, and blamo! Moar Contant!"***


Yeah, but "willowed" still sounds better than "burted".

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 25, 2015 06:48 PM (Wckf4)

15 Wow, good news!

[Tipples]

Posted by: logprof at September 25, 2015 06:48 PM (vsbNu)

16 Spot on, Ace and 1000 dittos.

Posted by: FITP at September 25, 2015 06:49 PM (X+XBG)

17 Go Orunj!

Posted by: Garrett at September 25, 2015 06:49 PM (VGkvW)

18 You McCarthy is really, really bad when both Mark Levin and I agree on it.

McCarthy was part of the Bill Thomas machine in the southern Central Valley in California, and I've had to deal with their ilk.

McCarthy needs to be beaten, either in the June jungle primary or in November.

Posted by: The Hat of Warning at September 25, 2015 06:49 PM (vBeA5)

19 I love how we're already seeing propaganda disguised as news proclaiming "House Conservatives Warm to McCarthy as Speaker."

Posted by: Furious George at September 25, 2015 06:50 PM (UlJ3l)

20 Being around the pope took me back to when I was an alter boy and Father Frank took me in the back room. Couldn't stop crying.
I stepped down. Maybe that was just the brown liquor talking. Is it too late for take backs?

*hic*

Posted by: John Boehner Weeper of the House at September 25, 2015 06:50 PM (c7vUv)

21 I don't completely agree. Even if McCarthy gets in, it has been made clear that there is a price to pay for defying the base. It would be better by far to have no carryovers, but unless McCarthy is totally brain dead, an admitted possibility, things aren't the same.

Posted by: pep at September 25, 2015 06:50 PM (2qM6a)

22
Excellent analysis Ace, and I will reiterate your correct analysis on Monday.

Posted by: Rush Lumpbaugh at September 25, 2015 06:50 PM (OiFtZ)

23 I saw The Bill Thomas Machine open for The Crazy World of Arthur Brown back in '97.

Posted by: Weeping Boner at September 25, 2015 06:51 PM (Dwehj)

24 Fuck teh GOPe to death. And then start a new party

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 25, 2015 06:51 PM (Ii765)

25 Mark Levin just described Kevin McCarthy as "just as bad as Boehner and ten IQ points dumber."






What deep bench the Vichy Republicans have.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 06:51 PM (DiZBp)

26 We should be looking for Not Quite So Evil Evil Spock, not a deranged,
sword-slinging Sulu to move from Chief Navigator to Captain.


If you watched DS9, you might rethink that.

Posted by: Methos at September 25, 2015 06:51 PM (ZbV+0)

27 "... -- unless Democrats voted to support Boehner, which they would do. And then we would have a true political problem on our hands..."

I was surprised in my youth to discover it wasn't a simple matter of the majority party voting for a Speaker; the party on the outs also get to vote. Perhaps that needs to change.

That being said, if a Speaker were opposed by his own party and approved of by the ones across the aisle -- well, shouldn't that be sort of telling?

Posted by: Qoheleth at September 25, 2015 06:51 PM (iIzG7)

28 I was telling my wife this morning that Boner would be sacrificed in an attempt to take the wind out of Trumps sails*. She headed out in the car, but called me ten minutes later telling me of the resignation -- proud that she heard the news before I did.

*That's my theory and I'm sticking to it.

Posted by: League of United Serbian Trolls at September 25, 2015 06:51 PM (sI4OA)

29 The RINOs have been pushing RINO Kevin McCarthy for a while. If When we get him we are just as bad off.


Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 25, 2015 06:46 PM (t2KH5)


The Fix is in.

Posted by: steveegg at September 25, 2015 06:51 PM (cL79m)

30 McCarthy needs to be beaten, either in the June jungle primary or in November.

Posted by: The Hat of Warning at September 25, 2015 06:49 PM (vBeA5)


Can't we just beat him now? I have a bat.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 25, 2015 06:52 PM (TOk1P)

31
Hope is an illusion.

When Pandora looked in the bottom of the box, all she saw was lint and a couple of subway tokens.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 25, 2015 06:53 PM (kdS6q)

32 Screw the "young gun' McCarthy.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 25, 2015 06:53 PM (9jeGC)

33 good post.

yes why prove to us nothing really changes when they just move one of the miscreants up and let the old guy take a vacay.

also have noticed how much of the punditry is upset with US instead of where the blame lies with Boehner-McConell being buddies with Obama and his left buddies.
undermining the rights of americans
nothing done with IRS abuse
Nothing done about Benghazi
Nothing done about a country we bombed to shit then We took over while allowing the Sick cultural hell to remain.
i'd like to see change
I'd like to see some fkn honor on our team
I expect team progressive to be What they are
But not our team Help them.

Posted by: willow at September 25, 2015 06:53 PM (YvRAm)

34 >>Can't we just beat him now? I have a bat.
Posted by: BurtTC

You'll get shit all over it.

Posted by: Aviator at September 25, 2015 06:53 PM (c7vUv)

35 not a deranged, sword-slinging Sulu to move from Chief Navigator to Captain.






Sulu: Did someone say "sword slinging"? Sounds FABULOUS!!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 06:53 PM (DiZBp)

36 And on that point, note that if McCarthy, Scalise, and Rogers-McMorris merely advance one step each in the leadership, then the only person to have paid any price here is Boehner; the rest of them will actually benefit from the Freedom Caucus forcing them out.

That is a very good point.

The one and only good thing about elections and voting is, occasionally, someone gets voted off the island. Just as a business going bankrupt, and being sold off to vulture capitalist where the parts are repurposed, a politician being removed from office without violence, is a very good thing.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at September 25, 2015 06:53 PM (TwqJ7)

37 So Ace has joined the burn it down crowd.. 6 months ago I was a firm opponent of that Camp but now I am also in it.

I've had enough and see no hope with THIS current leadership...so if they don't fight for me and what I believe in ....then fuck em.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 06:54 PM (DUoqb)

38 Yeah, but "willowed" still sounds better than "burted".

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 25, 2015 06:48 PM (Wckf4)


Good lord, no. If you have been burted, see a doctor IMMEDIATELY!


Posted by: BurtTC at September 25, 2015 06:54 PM (TOk1P)

39 Most of the reps who had the cojones to vote against Boehner understand that we've had a complete lack of hills to die on since 2010. Let's just hope that they're not satisfied with only trophy on the wall.

Posted by: Furious George at September 25, 2015 06:54 PM (UlJ3l)

40 I didn't read the post, but is this Star Trek Movie any better than the last two?

Posted by: Garrett at September 25, 2015 06:54 PM (VGkvW)

41 Sword fight!1!

Posted by: Sulu! at September 25, 2015 06:54 PM (Dwehj)

42 Where's Emperor Norton when you need him?

Posted by: Adriane the History Critic ... at September 25, 2015 06:55 PM (qOsoH)

43 "Sulu: Did someone say "sword slinging"?"

Oh, my!

Posted by: Qoheleth at September 25, 2015 06:55 PM (iIzG7)

44 can someone tell me one time when Obama made any sort of moderation or compromise that wasn't forced by his own party?

Posted by: SomeSay the Strawmarian at September 25, 2015 06:55 PM (dTTtS)

45 Dear Mitch,
You're next.

Posted by: pep at September 25, 2015 06:55 PM (2qM6a)

46 >>> McCarthy needs to be beaten, either in the June jungle primary or in November.

Can we farm that out to Tonya Harding?

Posted by: fluffy at September 25, 2015 06:55 PM (2iV3X)

47 I've heard from folks in his district that Jeb Hensarling dislikes Ted Cruz as much as Pete Sessions (my Congressman) does. And Pete, with face red and veins bulging, has thrown actual spittle in my face when speaking about Ted.

So, no Jeb either, even though Levin gave him a shout out tonight.

Posted by: parteagirl at September 25, 2015 06:55 PM (K0jlM)

48 I realized that liberals, Democrats and RINO's, are obsessed over language because they want
to challenge things that are objectively true (a male human will always
be a male human no matter how much they artificially or cosmetically
alter their body) and feel that by policing language, they can police
thought, and end verbal opposition to their ideas.

Posted by: But so what? at September 25, 2015 06:55 PM (7wyDO)

49 EVERY. SINGLE. WORD. OF. THIS.


God, this is perfect and brilliant and perfectly brilliant.

Posted by: alexthechick - Team Two Spaces at September 25, 2015 06:55 PM (IrByp)

50
You must end your relationship with the Republican party. That's first. Break it off, and forget about them. you and the Republican party? It's over. Accept it and move on.

"She can't cheat on you if she ain't your girlfriend."
-- Shih Tzu

Posted by: Soothsayer rose above the noise and confusion just to get a glimpse beyond the illusion at September 25, 2015 06:56 PM (F1s01)

51 On a positive note, now Boehner can play golf with Obama anytime he wants.

Posted by: Garrett at September 25, 2015 06:56 PM (VGkvW)

52 The PA Legislature, for the PA politicos watching it the last few years know - experienced the same spasms the D.C. GOP is going through.


Have a GOP Speaker siding with the Dem minority because they colluded to elect him? Meet Speaker Dennis O'Brien (R-Phila) 2007-2008

Conservative rebellion overthrows leadership? Just happened in 2014 on the Senate side. The House also elected a record GOP majority.


This happened while PA was throwing an incumbent governor out of office for the first time ever. Republican Corbett lost big to liberal Dem Tom Wolf. Who as a businessman, so would be different from the tax and spend liberal Dems.

To prove his point, he proposed a budget with the largest tax increase and spending increase in PA history. The new GOP rejected it. And they've been fighting since the fiscal ended without a new budget June 30.

It's a good battle going on in Harrisburg.




Posted by: CJ at September 25, 2015 06:56 PM (K00f7)

53 i would like to remind Boehner of His words after Obama won the second election.

'slept like a baby'

so now Boehner realize this, Those of us who have had our previous lives wrecked by Your Team Republican not doing the right thing .
for instance re: fannie and freddy
like irs
like regulations
like low wages
we hope you don't Get to sleep like a baby, that You wake up.

Posted by: willow at September 25, 2015 06:56 PM (YvRAm)

54 if they don't fight for me and what I believe in ....then fuck em.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 06:54 PM (DUoqb)

Agreed. And Israel seems to feel the same way....they just changed the rules of engagement on the Temple Mount. Apparently civilians were getting pissed off that Arabs were trying to kill them all of the time.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 25, 2015 06:56 PM (Zu3d9)

55 Not the most patriotic McCarthy who's ever sat in the House of Representative.

Jus' sayin'.

Posted by: Qoheleth at September 25, 2015 06:57 PM (iIzG7)

56 On a positive note, now Boehner can play golf with Obama anytime he wants.

With orange balls! Oh, my!

Posted by: Sulu! at September 25, 2015 06:57 PM (Dwehj)

57 Can we farm that out to Tonya Harding?
Posted by: fluffy at September 25, 2015 06:55 PM (2iV3X)

Tonya Harding failed.... Kerrigan actually skated at the Olympics...She skated shitty but skated....And Harding doesn't know how to give a BJ and she was a shitty fuck

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 06:57 PM (DUoqb)

58
There was another robbery/murder - double homicide- at one of those MJ medical dispensaries. If anyone ever offers you a job at one -- dont take it.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 25, 2015 06:57 PM (iQIUe)

59 Can we farm that out to Tonya Harding?

Posted by: fluffy at September 25, 2015 06:55 PM (2iV3X)


We don't want Nancy McCarthy to become a sympathetic character. Harding has a way of doing that.

Posted by: steveegg at September 25, 2015 06:57 PM (cL79m)

60 Wait. Ace is in favor of hope and change?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at September 25, 2015 06:58 PM (Nwg0u)

61

Posted by: willow at September 25, 2015 06:53 PM (YvRAm)

Hey, if you're back from the dead, maybe there's hope for buzzion.

Posted by: Methos at September 25, 2015 06:58 PM (ZbV+0)

62 Why aren't we taling about important things, like hot tub hammocks...

http://preview.tinyurl.com/njhkvdm

Posted by: The Hydro Hat at September 25, 2015 06:58 PM (vBeA5)

63
ace, truly outstanding. You framed the issue perfectly, and provided the simple and exact approach the "dissidents" should take: insist on only, or at least mostly, serious players and not time-servers replace the current leadership.

A similar approach that may be reasonable is to set out a very concrete and inflexible set of requirements for any horse-trading on leadership: 3 or 4 key things that simply WILL be done in the next Congress (regular order in appropriations or no $$$, announced up front and a govt. "shut-down" specified as the result of failure and the ruthless excoriation of any Dem or Rep who prevents success in this matter; full-court press on direct or hostage appropriations moves directed at the lawlessness in the IRS, immigration enforcement, and the entirety of the ACA).

Posted by: rhomboid at September 25, 2015 06:58 PM (QDnY+)

64 Agreed. And Israel seems to feel the same way....they just changed the rules of engagement on the Temple Mount. Apparently civilians were getting pissed off that Arabs were trying to kill them all of the time.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 25, 2015 06:56 PM (Zu3d9)

And the "Liberals" in Israel are against that....Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 06:58 PM (DUoqb)

65 Okay Ace,

Who is a good choice? I have no idea.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 25, 2015 06:58 PM (Zu3d9)

66 Well, we could always talk about smart military stuff, I guess.

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 25, 2015 06:58 PM (QFjNO)

67 I'm thinkin' Newt. He knows how to play hardball.

Posted by: cthuhu at September 25, 2015 06:58 PM (EzgxV)

68
Slightly on topic:
Star Trek Mirror Mirror episode brings only one thing to mind.
Uhura!!!

Posted by: wth at September 25, 2015 06:59 PM (wAQA5)

69 "I find it increasingly difficult to write about politics now, you may
have noticed; it's because I can no longer even pretend to care which
asshole is in which federal sinecure."

I care a lot about getting MY PARTICULAR assholes in key jobs.

House Speaker Louie Gohmert?

Oh yeah.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 25, 2015 06:59 PM (noWW6)

70 so Cantor
now Boehner
'hope'fully next McConell

Posted by: willow at September 25, 2015 06:59 PM (YvRAm)

71
Look at us today.
We no longer support Big Business.
We are at odds with the frikkin pope!
Could you have imagined that possible just 10 years ago? No way.

HAVE YOU CHANGED IN THE LAST 10 YEARS?

NO, YOU HAVEN'T. You stayed the same.

The Republican Party left you.
Big Business changed, not you.
The friggin pope changed, not you.

Posted by: Soothsayer rose above the noise and confusion just to get a glimpse beyond the illusion at September 25, 2015 06:59 PM (F1s01)

72 i would like to remind Boehner of His words after Obama won the second election.
'slept like a baby'


Those three liters of Old Grandad helped a bit. *hic*

Posted by: Weeping Boner at September 25, 2015 07:00 PM (Dwehj)

73 "I'm thinkin' Newt."

Pelosi.

Couch.

Gah.

No.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 25, 2015 07:00 PM (noWW6)

74 It is hard to care, or support any of them.


However, I considered supporting Trump for President, I seriously did, until that last debate. Then seeing him on stage, he looked very small and petty.


Also, his attack on Bush made me think about the build up to the Iraq war. They convinced me that nothing could be worse in the Middle East than the status quo... meaning Sadam and the rest of the leaders who are now mostly gone.


I bought that, that whatever happened it could not get worse, why not give it a try... let's topple all those creeps right?


Only that didn't turn out that well. I'm not sure at all that the world wasn't better off with the creeps in their spots abusing their people with ease.


And that made me realize that the call by the "conservatives" or what ever they call themselves these days.... to overturn the status quo is exactly the same.


They tell me nothing can be worse than Boehner/McConnell.... but is that right? Nothing could be worse? I think maybe it can get worse.


I think electing Donald thinking that we have nothing to lose is wrong. It think Donald could mess things up so bad... make us really and truly worse off than Obama has done, because he has no guiding star. He has no morals.


And therefore, I don't trust the people who will tear down the GOP. They don't know what the consequences are going to be and they might be far worse than the status quo.

DON'T TELL ME THINGS CAN'T BE WORSE! Tell me exactly how things will be better!!!!!


I've learned my lesson.


Not that it will matter. The know it alls, who don't know what they don't know seem to be in charge.

And here we go another stupid thing like going into Iraq, and having no idea what the end game looks like.

Posted by: petunia at September 25, 2015 07:00 PM (VoCyE)

75 Is The Time Right For A Tenured Federal Government?

Posted by: Vox at September 25, 2015 07:00 PM (FcR7P)

76 "I find it increasingly difficult to write about politics now, you may
have noticed; it's because I can no longer even pretend to care which
asshole is in which federal sinecure.


I think many people feel the way I do."

they do, which explains why Trump is doing as well as he is, even with his obvious faults and shortcomings.

and why the GOPe, not to mention the MFM, are so desperate to derail him, by any means necessary.

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 25, 2015 07:00 PM (hNiRu)

77 Boner's purged rebels should be restored to their committees immediately.

Posted by: Punching up at September 25, 2015 07:00 PM (jzqza)

78 >>And Harding doesn't know how to give a BJ


Vote Cox/Roosevelt!

Posted by: Garrett at September 25, 2015 07:00 PM (VGkvW)

79 >>> And Harding doesn't know how to give a BJ and she was a shitty fuck

Does Mrs NGU know this, or was it a long, long time ago?

Posted by: fluffy at September 25, 2015 07:01 PM (2iV3X)

80 Boehner will not leave gracefully. He has to flip the finger to the base one last time. He has to sell out to the Dems one last time. RINO's are like roaches, are like Dems, you think you're done with them and there's always another problem.
http://tinyurl.com/osnp45s

Posted by: Put Not Your Hope In RINO's at September 25, 2015 07:01 PM (Q8y6V)

81
Well, this is inspiring. Per wiki, Kevin McCarthy has never had an actual job. He went from Grad school, to the GOP Boehner-jungen, then staff, then ran for office in a rotten borough.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_McCarthy_%28California_politician%29

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 25, 2015 07:01 PM (kdS6q)

82 My only regret is that, after making this morning's announcement, Boehner lasted more than four hours and still hasn't gone away.

Posted by: Qoheleth at September 25, 2015 07:01 PM (iIzG7)

83 i would like to remind Boehner of His words after Obama won the second election.



'slept like a baby'





That happens when you're tanked to the orange gills

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 07:01 PM (DiZBp)

84 Heya cooth.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 25, 2015 07:01 PM (zyIlW)

85 Required reading at the Academy: I stumbled on this at a news site -- it's the Chief of Naval Operations Professional Reading Program.

http://navyreading.dodlive.mil/

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Scourge of the Atlantic Seaboard at September 25, 2015 07:02 PM (jR7Wy)

86 "Which asshole is in which federal sinecure." Now that's poetry!

Posted by: Caliban at September 25, 2015 07:02 PM (3GFMN)

87
Let me put a fine point on it:

If you find yourself today hoping for someone better than Boehner to come along, how can I put this gently, you're a dope.

Stop putting faith into any politician belonging to the Republican party. If you want change, make change happen.

It's time to start a new party.

Posted by: Soothsayer rose above the noise and confusion just to get a glimpse beyond the illusion at September 25, 2015 07:02 PM (F1s01)

88 How bout we get rid of Issa? A failure theater staple. Just another billionaire hack.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 25, 2015 07:02 PM (Ii765)

89 Boner's statement today said, in part (I'm not quoting exactly) that the Speaker's most important job is 'protecting this institution'.

Really, dickwad? How about your most important job is advancing Conservative interests, the best interests of the nation as conceived by your bloc, the best interests of the very people that elevated you to your position in the first place.

F*ck that guy in particular.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 25, 2015 07:02 PM (gyKtp)

90 Just after my thoughts this early morning on the ONT things are looking up

Posted by: skip at September 25, 2015 07:02 PM (WcAm2)

91 @74 Posted by: petunia at September 25, 2015 07:00 PM (VoCyE)

Check out theconservativetreehouse.com

You might see things differently.

Posted by: parteagirl at September 25, 2015 07:02 PM (K0jlM)

92 And Harding doesn't know how to give a BJ and she was a shitty fuck

Does Mrs NGU know this, or was it a long, long time ago?
Posted by: fluffy at September 25, 2015 07:01 PM (2iV3X)


It was on tape for the whole world to see. And I think Mrs NGU saw the tape...And if, IF I say, she found out I was in an Affair with Tonya Harding she'd be very disappointed I had such poor taste

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 07:03 PM (DUoqb)

93 >> Ace is in favor of hope and change?


When all you have is Kaboom, a little Hope and Change is appealing.

Posted by: Garrett at September 25, 2015 07:03 PM (VGkvW)

94 alright-nevergiveup how do you know she doesn't give a bjtov

Posted by: willow at September 25, 2015 07:03 PM (YvRAm)

95 I suspect that Douche L'Orange is just a sacrificial offering. No one in the GOPe wanted him gone, Chinless Mitch sure didn't want him gone and Rinse the Prius sure as hell hasn't made anything but kissy sounds for both of those feckless bastards.

I think Tump's 'success' to date has really scared them and they're trying to salvage Jeb by looking 'conservative'.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at September 25, 2015 07:03 PM (fcAgA)

96 Good analysis, Ace.

What a surprise. All Bret Baier could do was talk about how big it was to everyone in DC. When he had some dude on who's filling in for Tammy Faye Boehner at some function tonight, all he did was spout the same party bullshit.

I want to grab the GOPe by the scruff of the neck and shake them until they're seeing double. Then read them the riot act while they're regaining their senses: "Stop fucking around and get serious about the problems those damn prog/coms have caused. Seal the damn border, stop Planned Infanticide and balance the fucking budget. And whatever TFG wants, tell him NO in no uncertain terms."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 25, 2015 07:03 PM (LUgeY)

97
I'm all for McCarthy for Speaker. Zombie Joe McCarthy. Go get 'em Tailgunner Joe

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 07:04 PM (DiZBp)

98 I feel like the current GOP is acting like Hollywood and the media - they depend on a large number of us to consume their stories, and yet they never miss an opportunity to tell us, in their stories and in interviews, just how very much they hate us. So tired of being their secret, fat 'n ugly booty call.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 25, 2015 07:04 PM (NOIQH)

99 84 Heya cooth.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 25, 2015 07:01 PM (zyIlW)



Howdy, howdy!!!! Howzit goin'?

Posted by: cthuhu at September 25, 2015 07:04 PM (EzgxV)

100 Kevin McCarthy would say that one of the "crazies" wrote this post.

Fuck that guy in particular too.

Posted by: Hawkins1701 at September 25, 2015 07:04 PM (jRdaV)

101 Methos, they tried to bury me ,(actually don't know how i got banned) but i came back just like the odor of a spouses pair of worn old socks

Posted by: willow at September 25, 2015 07:05 PM (YvRAm)

102 The HFC should go ahead and ramrod weeping john out now. I see no benefit in letting him go out on his own terms.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell and a pocket full of Silver Dimes at September 25, 2015 07:05 PM (dOD0J)

103
Star Trek Mirror Mirror episode brings only one thing to mind. Uhura!!!
Posted by: wth



Evil bi Kira > Evil Uhura

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 25, 2015 07:05 PM (kdS6q)

104 Chi flew back today...

Trying not to be depressed.

Other than that, everything's hunky dory.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 25, 2015 07:05 PM (zyIlW)

105 >>>Okay Ace,

Who is a good choice? I have no idea.

...

i don't know much about him but the name Daniel Webster (of Florida) has been floated previously as a guy who is acceptable to moderates but also acceptable to conservatives... plus he's got a great name.

Posted by: Barack Obama at September 25, 2015 07:05 PM (dciA+)

106 However, if there were to be a Newt Gingrich resurgence, we'd be able to detect it from Don Trump ripping off his ideas.

"I'm going to build us a base on the Moon. The Lunarians will pay for it. They'll be happy to pay. They've never had to deal with a skilled negotiator like me. And not just any Moon base either. World class. Luxurious. The best lunar base you've ever seen. Classy. Not like those low-rent Moon bases run by nobodies."

Posted by: torquewrench at September 25, 2015 07:06 PM (noWW6)

107 alright-nevergiveup how do you know she doesn't give a bjtov
Posted by: willow at September 25, 2015 07:03 PM (YvRAm)


NONE of you people ever saw the Tape? You all lead very sheltered lives or are more sophisticated and cultured than me..Low bar

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 07:06 PM (DUoqb)

108
It's time to start a new party.
............................

It's the Party At My House Party, and it starts the day B.O. leaves office.

Posted by: wth at September 25, 2015 07:06 PM (wAQA5)

109 *SMFH* sorry dear

Posted by: willow at September 25, 2015 07:06 PM (YvRAm)

110
why is Ace commenting as That Fucking Guy?

Posted by: Soothsayer rose above the noise and confusion just to get a glimpse beyond the illusion at September 25, 2015 07:06 PM (F1s01)

111 Just last week I was cleaning out my basement of old newspaper. I came across the famous picture of Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner kissing. It upset me so much I knew I had to go outside and reflect in a spiritual way.

I knelt in my garden and said, 'Jesus, how have we sunken to such a low as a nation? '

His reply was quick, 'You want me to trim your azaleas and cut your lawn or talk politics, homes?'

Posted by: League of United Serbian Trolls at September 25, 2015 07:06 PM (sI4OA)

112 McCarthy doesn't have any announced challengers yet: http://politics1.com/ca.htm

I say we pick a Cali 'ron or 'ette to run and all donate a bit of $ from the hobo-pelt sales.

Posted by: The Votin' Hat at September 25, 2015 07:06 PM (vBeA5)

113 Does this guy Abreu on the White Soxs ever run?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 07:06 PM (DUoqb)

114 We should be looking for Not Quite So Evil Evil Spock, not a deranged, sword-slinging Sulu to move from Chief Navigator to Captain.


But of course, as Cantor's loss demonstrates, Evil Sulu is almost certainly who we will get.


Because these are indoctrinated beltway idiots. Their constituents surround DC. The people in their districts are just the suckers they have to convince to vote for them.

Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 07:07 PM (zt+N6)

115 Maybe Webster will actually Demand Bills are read thoroudhly as promised before.

Posted by: willow at September 25, 2015 07:07 PM (YvRAm)

116 McCarthy is one of the pod people. Ergo, he will win.

Posted by: Caliban at September 25, 2015 07:08 PM (3GFMN)

117 How about Tom McClintock, who quit the Freedom Caucus because he thought they were squishes...

Posted by: McClintockholic at September 25, 2015 07:08 PM (vBeA5)

118 Forget Goldberg, - I want the Gilligan's Island version.

Posted by: Fritz at September 25, 2015 07:09 PM (3tjn4)

119 104 Chi flew back today...

Trying not to be depressed.

Other than that, everything's hunky dory.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 25, 2015 07:05 PM (zyIlW)



I knew he was flying back today, but didn't know what time. Did you get enough rounds of miniature golf?

Posted by: cthuhu at September 25, 2015 07:09 PM (EzgxV)

120 so is it actually legal for Obama to make treaty-agreements-whatfkneveritis

and We NEVER get to see what's written in it?

Posted by: willow at September 25, 2015 07:09 PM (YvRAm)

121 Maybe Webster will actually Demand Bills are read thoroudhly as promised before.
Posted by: willow at September 25, 2015 07:07 PM (YvRAm)


*covers willow's delicate ears*

READ THE FUCKING BILL YOU MOTHER FUCKING MOTHERFUCKERS!

AARRRRGGGHHHH

Posted by: alexthechick - Team Two Spaces at September 25, 2015 07:09 PM (IrByp)

122 Draft Tom Coburn to serve as Speaker of the House during this session.

Posted by: Furious George at September 25, 2015 07:09 PM (UlJ3l)

123 Heh cooth.

Haven't played miniature golf since I was nine or so.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 25, 2015 07:09 PM (zyIlW)

124 We should be looking for Not Quite So Evil Evil Spock, not a deranged, sword-slinging Sulu to move from Chief Navigator to Captain.

But of course, as Cantor's loss demonstrates, Evil Sulu is almost certainly who we will get.

Because these are indoctrinated beltway idiots. Their constituents surround DC. The people in their districts are just the suckers they have to convince to vote for them.

Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 07:07 PM (zt+N6)


You want Mirror universe bisexual Kira

You'll settle for Mirror universe Sulu

You'll get Wesley Crusher

Posted by: To Boldly Go Where No Hat Has Gone Before at September 25, 2015 07:10 PM (vBeA5)

125
104 Chi flew back today...

Trying not to be depressed.

Other than that, everything's hunky dory.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 25, 2015 07:05 PM (zyIlW)



Did you two have fun having all of the sex?

Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 07:10 PM (zt+N6)

126 What are the odds Boehner leaves Washington? Zero, I'll say. This is just another step up the ladder for him.

Posted by: t-bird at September 25, 2015 07:10 PM (FcR7P)

127
Tammy Fae Boehner moves to K Street and will continue sticking it up America's ass, or until he expires from alcoholism or dies in a horrible car crash from driving inebriated. I am unconcerned with the methodology of his expiration.

Posted by: Doctor Fish at September 25, 2015 07:11 PM (OiFtZ)

128 Maybe Webster will actually Demand Bills are read thoroudhly as promised before.

Anything that slows the process is good.

I just love how they brag they're "getting stuff done" when every law they pass reduces our freedom by it's nature. Nobody ever says that, either.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 25, 2015 07:11 PM (LUgeY)

129 alexthechick,
i know right!?

i mean i think the country is then expected to follow the treaty.
Be nice to know for sure if our side is supposed to actually defend the iranians fkn program while they spontaneously are telling US they are going to kill us


and tea

Posted by: willow at September 25, 2015 07:12 PM (YvRAm)

130 Boehner will not leave gracefully. He has to flip the finger to the base one last time.

-
AMNESTY NOW! AMNESTY FOREVER!

Posted by: The Great White Snark at September 25, 2015 07:12 PM (Nwg0u)

131 buzzion,

Why are you talking about sex? You're dead, remember?

Damn nosy zombies...

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 25, 2015 07:12 PM (zyIlW)

132
Has McCarthy already picked up his white flag yet? He'd use Boner's but it has orange all over it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 07:12 PM (DiZBp)

133 buzzion,

Why are you talking about sex? You're dead, remember?

Damn nosy zombies...
Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 25, 2015 07:12 PM (zyIlW)

I guess you never saw Weekend At Bernies?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 07:13 PM (DUoqb)

134 Thank you, willow.

*sips all demurelike*

Posted by: alexthechick - Team Two Spaces at September 25, 2015 07:13 PM (IrByp)

135 simultaneously*
and thoroughly*

sorry typing in the dark
demurely?
snickers.

Posted by: willow at September 25, 2015 07:15 PM (YvRAm)

136 #112: not me... i'd have to move, and if we move, we're leaving #Failifornia and taking all our guns with us.

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 25, 2015 07:15 PM (hNiRu)

137 Little known fact. He wasn't crying about the Pope. He was just remembering that morning in the Congressional cafeteria when he spilled his milk. Totally true.

Posted by: AC at September 25, 2015 07:15 PM (cygkw)

138 104 Chi flew back today...

Trying not to be depressed.

Other than that, everything's hunky dory.
Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 25, 2015 07:05 PM (zyIlW)
---
Did being confined to a wheelchair move him to the front of the line at the airport?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Scourge of the Atlantic Seaboard at September 25, 2015 07:15 PM (jR7Wy)

139 Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, a longtime Democrat, says she is switching to the Republican Party because she feels abandoned by Democrats in her fight against same-sex marriage.

Sigh...Just what we need...why couldn't she have stayed a Democrat.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 07:16 PM (DUoqb)

140 Dead people can have sex, plenty in fact. Just not the variety traditionally referred to as consensual.

Posted by: League of United Serbian Trolls at September 25, 2015 07:16 PM (sI4OA)

141 Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, a longtime Democrat, says
she is switching to the Republican Party because she feels abandoned by
Democrats in her fight against same-sex marriage.



Sigh...Just what we need...why couldn't she have stayed a Democrat.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 07:16 PM (DUoqb)
Oh but she is remaining a Rat.

Posted by: steveegg at September 25, 2015 07:16 PM (cL79m)

142 LOL AHE!



Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 25, 2015 07:17 PM (zyIlW)

143
Bruce Springsteen had a hit song titled Typing In The Dark in 1984.

Posted by: Soothsayer rose above the noise and confusion just to get a glimpse beyond the illusion at September 25, 2015 07:17 PM (F1s01)

144 so i keep re reading the post..

The fecklessness, failures, and flat-out betrayals of the current GOP leadership has destroyed all hope in the GOP. And a political movement without hope is not a political movement at all; it is simply an advocacy organization for getting a very small number of people cush jobs in the federal government.
that was so ---so very very good

Posted by: willow at September 25, 2015 07:17 PM (YvRAm)

145 Was the A/B thing math, or some sort of spelling test?

Posted by: Weasel at September 25, 2015 07:18 PM (l/j8Z)

146 it's because I can no longer even pretend to care which asshole is in which federal sinecure.


Get out of my head, jerk.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 25, 2015 07:19 PM (NGd+i)

147 >>>Sigh...Just what we need...why couldn't she have stayed a Democrat.<<<

Yes, yes. Cast her out like Trump and his Trumpeteers. The GOPe party will not tolerate deviant mindthoughts.

Posted by: Fritz at September 25, 2015 07:19 PM (3tjn4)

148 Good post Ace.

Posted by: prescient11 at September 25, 2015 07:19 PM (W7w/T)

149 'B is not sufficient to bring about A' - you meant I think?

Sorry, it didn't trip me up the first read through because as is is usual your writing perfectly and eloquently summed up my feelings and frustrations and I think my brain edited it for me. But on second read through my logic processor halted at 'B not sufficient for B'

Posted by: BananaDream at September 25, 2015 07:19 PM (vLk7c)

150 ACE,


These mofo's are Republicans....why would anyone expect them to be an opposition party????


Please wake up people.....the ONLY choice left is a new party.

Posted by: pam at September 25, 2015 07:19 PM (cF0hS)

151 "Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise, and Cathy McMorris-Rogers..."


Well it's going to be one of them, probably the woman, so get used to it. This is the GOP.

Posted by: rrpjr at September 25, 2015 07:19 PM (s/yC1)

152 Huffpo already has an article up about "11 Things About Kevin McCarthy You Should Know" (no, I'm NOT providing a link. I DO NOT link to that website).

They like him.

If Huffingpaint likes McCarthy, well, that's the ONE thing about him I need to know. I didn't need the other ten, I guess. (Although "He's voiced support for amnesty!" does add fuel to the fire.)

And yeah, for me, this was just an excuse to publicly refer to that website as "Huffingpaint."

Posted by: Qoheleth at September 25, 2015 07:20 PM (iIzG7)

153 good article. we are dealing with the issue of bad leadership, which is larger than John Boehner. We want a change of leadership which means those that ascribe to his leadership style must go. No more Democrat-Lite please.

Posted by: Akelm88 at September 25, 2015 07:20 PM (fydF3)

154 i would add a Party that openly insults its base, while begging for cashAND Loyalty from same
all After the base fought for them to get control and hopefully control of the finances and legislation to thwart TFG.
which were ignored.

and then trying to tag team us with the progressives re illegal immigration and open borders

Posted by: willow at September 25, 2015 07:21 PM (YvRAm)

155 fecklessness, failures, and flat-out betrayals

That was a pretty good Collective Soul album.

Posted by: not Ross Childress at September 25, 2015 07:21 PM (7yBHX)

156 It may be the eternal optimist in me, but I still think we are all screwed. It's done. Finished. Ended. But thats just me, I'm always full of hope.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 25, 2015 07:22 PM (Ii765)

157
Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 07:07 PM (zt+N6)
You want Mirror universe bisexual Kira
You'll settle for Mirror universe Sulu
You'll get Wesley Crusher
Posted by: To Boldly Go Where No Hat Has Gone Before at September 25, 2015 07:10 PM (vBeA5)
You'll get Clint Howard as Balok.

Posted by: Punching up at September 25, 2015 07:22 PM (jzqza)

158 Sooth and all this time i thought i was dancing in the dark.

Posted by: willow at September 25, 2015 07:22 PM (YvRAm)

159

Perspective is important. It's a necessary refresher.

This week was a big week for political news...for us. But for most people, this week was all about Pizza Rat.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPXUG8q4jKU

Posted by: Soothsayer rose above the noise and confusion just to get a glimpse beyond the illusion at September 25, 2015 07:23 PM (F1s01)

160 i wonder what louie gohmert thinks about this?

...bravo post ace

Posted by: north and judd at September 25, 2015 07:23 PM (0z/89)

161 So the Donald is at the Oklahoma state fair tonight. Thanks to local media we got to watch his motorcade from a helicopter as it made its way to the fairgrounds. You'd think the pope was in town. Or OJ was on the run again. They are doing the weather split screen with a live shot of the fairgrounds. Guess not much happens around here.

Posted by: PC Principal at September 25, 2015 07:23 PM (0gjMe)

162 a) I'd forgotten how hot Barbara Luna was.

b) "Teachers' Union for RINOs" - best summary evar.

Posted by: SmokedHerring at September 25, 2015 07:24 PM (u+4Xf)

163 The fecklessness, failures, and flat-out betrayals of the current GOP leadership has destroyed all hope in the GOP. And a political movement without hope is not a political movement at all; it is simply an advocacy organization for getting a very small number of people cush jobs in the federal government.
that was so ---so very very good


The GOPe have only themselves to blame for the rise of Donald Trump's Hair thanks to their ignorance of the problems TFG has caused, and in many cases, their helping him achieve his perverted goals of fundamental transformation.

Fuck them and the elephant they rode in on.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 25, 2015 07:24 PM (LUgeY)

164 What is this, Troll night?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 07:25 PM (DUoqb)

165
Yeah, the captain of the Republican version of the New Jersey Generals retired.

His replacement will be...

a New Jersey General.

Posted by: Soothsayer rose above the noise and confusion just to get a glimpse beyond the illusion at September 25, 2015 07:25 PM (F1s01)

166 Die soon and dead broke.

Posted by: Spock with a goatee at September 25, 2015 07:25 PM (wAQA5)

167 so i wonder how much actual money,coctails it takes for a politician to sell out the country

Posted by: willow at September 25, 2015 07:25 PM (YvRAm)

168 Abandon hope all ye who enter here

Posted by: The GOPe Party at September 25, 2015 07:26 PM (3tjn4)

169 so i wonder how much actual money,coctails it takes for a politician to sell out the country
Posted by: willow at September 25, 2015 07:25 PM (YvRAm)

I am sure they sell out cheap

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 07:26 PM (DUoqb)

170 Bravo. Bravo.

Without hope we're all just at different stages of Kubler Ross grief pyramid. With hope, there can be purpose, and with purpose, unity. With unity we can perhaps, win a narrow victory.

Posted by: simplemind at September 25, 2015 07:27 PM (BTnAK)

171 Sir, you'll have to pay for an extra seat to accommodate that pelvis cast...

Posted by: the airline chi flew home on at September 25, 2015 07:28 PM (S7x7a)

172 Well it's going to be one of them, probably the woman, so get used to it. This is the GOP.

Faux News Specious Report said that Jeb Hensarling was also in the running.

I'd try him. At this point, whoever gets that post should be very, very afraid of following in Tammy Faye Boehner's footsteps.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 25, 2015 07:28 PM (LUgeY)

173 "the Freedom Caucus must stick to its principles and announce they will not vote for, and will not permit, any of the old guard to remain in any level of power, and will simply continue voting down any Representatives who are not at least outsiders who have not yet proven themselves to be failures and sell-outs."

That's very very highly unlikely to ever happen as a real-world happeneing, ie shutting every one of Boehners Lt's out of the upward chain-moving, otherwise whats the point of having command linked by a chain of subordination in the first place?

The sacrifice of Boehner and one of his consigliere ought to suffice, with a verifiably new crop of made guys coming up.

But you cant whack the whole crew or there won't be any good earners left, and you cant just leave it go at taking out the boss by himself.

Posted by: MikeD at September 25, 2015 07:28 PM (uKJIC)

174 Ace don't get 'no ways tarred yet...' because methink you are on to something.

A Nuremburg Trial...then a Stalinesque Purge for the reaming GOPe betraying whores......THAT is what you are talking about? Si?

Posted by: Lower Class person whose opinions need to be guided at September 25, 2015 07:28 PM (htXhe)

175 I read the whole thing a bit differently...

Boehner was going to cave to the Obama admin on the Budget, because he would not even threaten to use the nuclear option of a Government shutdown... even though many in his own party are quite willing to use it.

When he caved, and used Dem votes to pass the budget, and to once more suspend the Budget Cap.... he was going to loss his job... the base would demand it after so many failures...

By proactively 'retiring'.... he can cave.... BUT PAY NO PRICE THAT HE DID NOT SET HIMSELF.

Its Kabuki theatre to save his Honor, and Name.... by going out on his own terms, vice being thrown out....

This is why it was such a QUICK decision... literally overnight.

But this next month will be him helping the Obama admin get many of its goals done, and setting deals which will destroy any chance of reform for the next year.... ie prior to the election.

Posted by: BB Wolf at September 25, 2015 07:28 PM (qh617)

176
I'm also sick and tired of people saying "well, why pass it? it will just fail in the senate. or it won't be signed by the president." Fuck that. Pass what we think is right, then fight like hell for it. If you are not going to fight for what you believe, what are you even there?
I get potentially compromising AFTER we have had the fight, after they are forced to give something up on their side. I don't get surrendering BEFORE we have the fight.
Surrendering before the fight means youget 100% of what you asked for. Unfortunately you didn't bother asking for anything, so you get nothing.

Posted by: Hillary's Sad-ass Lawyer at September 25, 2015 07:28 PM (oLnNK)

177 "... With unity we can perhaps, win a narrow victory."

In that case, I'll bring my pitchfork and torch. I've got spares, if anyone here is in need.

Posted by: Qoheleth at September 25, 2015 07:29 PM (iIzG7)

178 >>so i wonder how much actual money,coctails it takes for a politician to sell out the country
Posted by: willow

For me: a case of scotch and a chance to blow Obama.

*hic*

Posted by: John Boehner at September 25, 2015 07:29 PM (c7vUv)

179
Hope for what??

She's never gonna change. Break up with her, already!!

Posted by: Soothsayer rose above the noise and confusion just to get a glimpse beyond the illusion at September 25, 2015 07:29 PM (F1s01)

180
"Spock! What is it you want? Power?"
"Fascinating."
"Power, Spock?! I can get that for you!"

Posted by: Mirror Kirk at September 25, 2015 07:29 PM (wAQA5)

181 Nevergiveup, perhaps so. or maybe they really are more ideolgically fit to the progressive team.

i think about the debt and abortion as worrisome.

and who is in charch of the Pentagon decions these days?
is it an old hand or a replacement by Obama?

Posted by: willow at September 25, 2015 07:30 PM (YvRAm)

182 "I was telling my wife this morning that Boner would be sacrificed in an attempt to take the wind out of Trumps sails*."

Had crossed my mind too.......

I will not be assuaged by so little blood........

Posted by: FITP at September 25, 2015 07:30 PM (X+XBG)

183
btw, tomorrow is the day for Climate Chaos.

Shit will be very real starting tomorrow, weather-wise.

Posted by: Soothsayer rose above the noise and confusion just to get a glimpse beyond the illusion at September 25, 2015 07:31 PM (F1s01)

184 Anyone know how Ohio handles an open House seat? Special election or is High Priest of the Church of Government John Kasich going to appoint a replacement? I'd like to know if I get a say-so in replacing the orange skinned loser or if I'll get screwed.

Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 07:31 PM (zt+N6)

185 Pre-Season Hockey on NHL Net.

Go Hawks!

Posted by: Garrett at September 25, 2015 07:31 PM (VGkvW)

186 Someone fairly reputable is going to pick up the platform of Populism, Nativism and Protectionism. If not this cycle, the next.

It's too potent in hard times to leave laying around for the fringe.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 25, 2015 07:31 PM (rwI+c)

187 161 So the Donald is at the Oklahoma state fair tonight. Thanks to local media we got to watch his motorcade from a helicopter as it made its way to the fairgrounds. You'd think the pope was in town. Or OJ was on the run again. They are doing the weather split screen with a live shot of the fairgrounds. Guess not much happens around here.
Posted by: PC Principal
_________

I take it you're new to Oklahoma?

Posted by: Furious George at September 25, 2015 07:31 PM (UlJ3l)

188 Faux News Specious Report said that Jeb Hensarling was also in the running.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 25, 2015 07:28 PM (LUgeY)

Breitbart quotes Gohmert as saying Hensarling is not running.

Posted by: rrpjr at September 25, 2015 07:32 PM (s/yC1)

189 This guy boehner has always been a democrat. He just pretended to be a republican. Even worse, he pretended to be a conservative. And he tried to kill off us Tea Party folks after we gave them the majority. Him and mcconnell, both bastard traitors.

Posted by: Eromero at September 25, 2015 07:32 PM (go5uR)

190 and who is in charch of the Pentagon decions these days?
is it an old hand or a replacement by Obama?
Posted by: willow at September 25, 2015 07:30 PM (YvRAm)
Ultimately it is the Sec of Defense, so a Fredo man i guess

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 07:32 PM (DUoqb)

191 The past is prolog.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 25, 2015 07:32 PM (rwI+c)

192 I like the idea of a complete purge of the followers of teh Orange. I'd like to see some of the nubiles stand up and then have a coalition stand behind them, because it will not be enough just to get new leadership IF the word is out for the RINO's to work with the donks to undermine them at every turn.

Posted by: Toonces t Cat at September 25, 2015 07:32 PM (e7T6D)

193 The narrative of McArthy soft landing into Mr. Weepy's spot has been in play for at least a couple of years.

Posted by: Drider at September 25, 2015 07:33 PM (6Xbsz)

194 Right on Ace. If they had better leadership in congress the outsider campaigns would never have happened. The "outsider campaigns", who they complain about as "stupid" and "inexperienced", are their creations!

When people are leaderless they seek out leaders, even inexperienced and loud mouthed jerks are better than being led by people who have no intention of winning anything. Worse leaders who litterer hate their own army, and dream of leading a different one.

Posted by: William Eaton at September 25, 2015 07:33 PM (q52Ma)

195 " I'd like to know if I get a say-so in replacing the orange skinned loser or if I'll get screwed."

In a democracy, you get both.

Posted by: Qoheleth at September 25, 2015 07:33 PM (iIzG7)

196 Maybe this is something. It would be nice if we did not have to worry about the bad to worse leadership change of McCarthy. At GotNews 9 25 15
Boehners Replacement Is Carrying On Long Running Affair With Congresswoman

http://tinyurl.com/kcp94p7

Posted by: Wishful Thinking Is A Useless Habit at September 25, 2015 07:33 PM (Q8y6V)

197 Breitbart quotes Gohmert as saying Hensarling is not running.


But...but...but...they showed his picture and his name and everything.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 25, 2015 07:34 PM (LUgeY)

198
Excellent post Ace.

Concurrently, I find myself reading less and less about politics.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at September 25, 2015 07:34 PM (ODxAs)

199
Chris Matthews urges Boehner to pass immigration 'reform' on his way out so we can "put it behind us and only the racists will keep talking about."

Posted by: Soothsayer rose above the noise and confusion just to get a glimpse beyond the illusion at September 25, 2015 07:34 PM (F1s01)

200 "btw, tomorrow is the day for Climate Chaos.
"

Is tomorrow the last day of the 500?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell and a pocket full of Silver Dimes at September 25, 2015 07:35 PM (dOD0J)

201 In sports terms, just because those bastards at Alabama lost, doesn't mean my beloved Georgia Bulldogs have won a national title.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at September 25, 2015 07:35 PM (oeGBf)

202 "...or if I'll get screwed."

Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 07:31 PM (zt+N6)

Necrophilia is a bad, bad thing.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 25, 2015 07:35 PM (Zu3d9)

203 US-trained Syrian rebels 'betray America by handing weapons over to al-Qaeda'

http://tinyurl.com/p4e9haq

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 25, 2015 07:35 PM (W5DcG)

204
Is tomorrow the last day of the 500?

Si, senor.

Posted by: Soothsayer, only 1 day left until Climate Chaos at September 25, 2015 07:36 PM (F1s01)

205
And for fuck's sake, can we get ANYONE with more than the tiniest bit of slyness up their sleeve?

For example, let's cut immigration tohelp poor, disadvantaged (black) Americans get jobs. Say couple immigration cuts and enforcement to job training for the long-term unemployed.

How about acknowledging that climate change is real, and beyond dispute. Then using that as justification to cut all federal spending on climate change studies, conferences, treaties, etc. Why study what we KNOW is true? Take the money and devote it to constructing nuclear power plants to cut real carbon emissions.

Force contradictions on the enemy till they crumble into dust.

Posted by: Hillary's Sad-ass Lawyer at September 25, 2015 07:36 PM (oLnNK)

206 176
I'm also sick and tired of people saying "well, why pass it? it will just fail in the senate. or it won't be signed by the president." Fuck that. Pass what we think is right, then fight like hell for it. If you are not going to fight for what you believe, what are you even there?
I get potentially compromising AFTER we have had the fight, after they are forced to give something up on their side. I don't get surrendering BEFORE we have the fight.
Surrendering before the fight means youget 100% of what you asked for. Unfortunately you didn't bother asking for anything, so you get nothing.

Posted by: Hillary's Sad-ass Lawyer at September 25, 2015 07:28 PM (oLnNK)



The thing that is truly pathetic is that the establishment hacks were using "but the house has such good bills brought up that never go farther because of Harry Reid in the senate. So you must give the Republicans control of the Senate so they can actually force democrats hands on it and make Obama veto it!"

Of course as soon as they did get control of the Senate most of those bills out of the House stopped. And the cries have turned to "You can't do that the Democrats in the Senate will just filibuster it or Obama will veto it!"

Pathetic.

Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 07:36 PM (zt+N6)

207 But this next month will be him helping the Obama admin get many of its goals done, and setting deals which will destroy any chance of reform for the next year.... ie prior to the election.

Then the Freedom Caucus should vote to vacate the chair and make him run to the Democrats for help for a month (and destroy the Republican party to keep Planned Parenthood fully funded).

If the motion to vacate occurs, I suspect nobody will burn capital for a lame duck with orange.

The Freedom Caucus needs to press forward.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 07:36 PM (OpK2H)

208

Today is the 500th day, actually.

Posted by: Soothsayer, only 1 day left until Climate Chaos at September 25, 2015 07:36 PM (F1s01)

209 "Boehners Replacement Is Carrying On Long Running Affair With Congresswoman
"


They're already deciding that McCarthy is Boehner's replacement, huh? The fix is in?

Posted by: Qoheleth at September 25, 2015 07:37 PM (iIzG7)

210 165: zombie McClellan? I'd rather have zombie Sherman.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 25, 2015 07:38 PM (NGd+i)

211 Also keep in mind the leadership of the republican party is horrible at negotiating. You can roll em.

Posted by: simplemind at September 25, 2015 07:39 PM (BTnAK)

212 In sports terms, just because those bastards at Alabama lost, doesn't mean my beloved Georgia Bulldogs have won a national title.

Dude, don't. Just...don't.

I wore my Bama t-shirt to the grocery store today and had to 'splain to a couple of people what happened last Saturday.

Which is why I'm drinking tonight. Well, part of that is in celebration of TFB's resignation.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 25, 2015 07:39 PM (LUgeY)

213 For those unaware, Louis Ghoemert (sp?) is from Texas and has on occasion filled in for Rush Limbaugh. His name has been floated around in the past as a replacement for Boner.

Take a look.

Posted by: League of United Serbian Trolls at September 25, 2015 07:39 PM (sI4OA)

214 Don't get me started on chaos. The shake up in washington, the Pope is here, and a Blood Moon? Obviously it must be time for a big earthquake/hurricane/tornado. Maybe rain fish or something. But I wouldn't venture out far. Or not, what do I know? Or do I?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 25, 2015 07:41 PM (Ii765)

215 Damn, unprepared again.

If a slab of ice with a Polar Bear comes floating by, I'm shooting that thing and taking its ride.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell and a pocket full of Silver Dimes at September 25, 2015 07:41 PM (dOD0J)

216 Of course as soon as they did get control of the Senate most of those bills out of the House stopped. And the cries have turned to "You can't do that the Democrats in the Senate will just filibuster it or Obama will veto it!"

When you see that they don't want Obama to veto bills, you realize they are giving him political cover.

Why don't they want Obama to veto the Planned Parenthood bill? I suspect because Obama doesn't want to, and part of some agreement to keep Big Business graft flowing is protection from an embarrassing vote.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 07:41 PM (OpK2H)

217 US-trained Syrian rebels 'betray America by handing weapons over to al-Qaeda'



http://tinyurl.com/p4e9haq





Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 25, 2015 07:35 PM (W5DcG)


Well done Barry. It's turned into a full fledged disaster. Don't worry this will never see the light of day with the MFM

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 07:41 PM (DiZBp)

218 LA Police: Saudi Prince May Have Raped 5 Women



We reported earlier that a woman was reported running screaming from the princes rented compound in LA. Turns out she wasnt the only one


Weasel Zippers

Hey I know, let's let more muslims into the Country?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 07:41 PM (DUoqb)

219 Did you see about the Saudi prince charged with rape in LA? A neighbor came home and saw some woman, bloody, screaming for help, trying to climb the fence of the big mansion he was staying at.

Turns out he tried to rape 5 women there in one day. They let him out on $300K bail. I assume he'll be on a fast little private jet back to Saudi Arabia soon, maybe already, with the winking and nodding of the State Dept.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 25, 2015 07:42 PM (dvuhZ)

220 "Don't get me started on chaos. The shake up in washington, the Pope is
here, and a Blood Moon? Obviously it must be time for a big
earthquake/hurricane/tornado. Maybe rain fish or something."


Human sacrifice, cats and dogs living together, mass hysteria...

Posted by: Qoheleth at September 25, 2015 07:42 PM (iIzG7)

221 >>203 US-trained Syrian rebels 'betray America by handing weapons over to al-Qaeda'

What's wrong?
Didn't see that one coming?


FWIW- Hillary and Brennan were just cutting out the Middle-Men in Libya.

Posted by: Garrett at September 25, 2015 07:43 PM (VGkvW)

222 The question is moot.

Posted by: $18,153,128,911,392.26 at September 25, 2015 07:43 PM (rwI+c)

223 Hey I know, let's let more muslims into the Country?



Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 07:41 PM (DUoqb)


I've seen stories (not in this country of course) of a slew of rapes happening in Germany. Surprise surprise surprise

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 07:45 PM (DiZBp)

224 I find it increasingly difficult to write about politics now, you may have noticed; it's because I can no longer even pretend to care which asshole is in which federal sinecure.

Yeah, same thing happened to me. I used to write a lot bout politics, trying to inform, persuade, convince, and reach out. Now I just write about interesting topics and cultural trends I see and know nobody anywhere is changing their minds on anything.

In the internet age, we all know just enough to be fools on every topic, and damn certain we're right without allowing any change of mind.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 25, 2015 07:45 PM (39g3+)

225 I wore my Bama t-shirt to the grocery store today and had to 'splain to a couple of people what happened last Saturday.

Only Lame Kiffin would call for a downfield pass in that situation. Saban should have him running bleachers.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 25, 2015 07:45 PM (rwI+c)

226 Ace sez:

"I know one thing about change: Change is not possible unless you first believe change is possible and work to bring about change."

Ace, I think you're confusing internal personal change with external political change.

Sure, maybe you can't kick drugs or become a better person if you don't first as a prerequisite believe in yourself and believe you can change.

But belief in change is not required for political change. Just ask King Louis XVI or Czar Nicholas II -- they were positive nothing could ever change, right up until the moment they were killed and the entire society was convulsed with revolutionary change.

And sometimes things change in your favor politically even when you think it's impossible and have lost all hope and belief.

I, among many people, thought that America was ruined as a nation after the election of Nov. 2008, and nothing could ever fix it. And suddenly, organically, even though no one believed it possible, an unspoken alignment of a zillion people who felt just like me (and you) coalesced to form a mass movement that was given the name "Tea Party" and at the very next election CHANGE happened in a big and wonderful way.

So: "belief" necessary for personal change -- but not political change.

Posted by: zombie at September 25, 2015 07:46 PM (jBuUi)

227 Ya know, the Speaker of the House doesn't have to be a Member of Congress.
Just sayin'.

Posted by: Tom Delay at September 25, 2015 07:46 PM (QOwTo)

228 @214 Don't get me started on chaos. The shake up in washington, the Pope is here, and a Blood Moon? Obviously it must be time for a big earthquake/hurricane/tornado. Maybe rain fish or something. But I wouldn't venture out far. Or not, what do I know? Or do I?
------------------

And don't forget the premier of the PRC. I was in the barbershop today watching the news on the TV, and it was showing a ticker running across the screen with a bunch of news items. It kept talking about XI meeting with Obama, and I made the guess that the Pope must be Francis XI, and they were shortening his name to just the roman numeral. Though I did wonder why Francis and Obama were spending so much time talking about the South China Sea.

And then I belatedly remembered that Xi is the first name of the current PRC Premier.

^^;;

Posted by: junior at September 25, 2015 07:46 PM (PVi+Q)

229 >>>Hey I know, let's let more muslims into the Country?<<<

The proper terminology is "refugees on a pilgrimage for uncovered sex meat."

Posted by: Fritz at September 25, 2015 07:46 PM (3tjn4)

230 Chris Matthews urges Boehner to pass immigration 'reform' on his way out so we can "put it behind us and only the racists will keep talking about."
Posted by: Soothsayer rose above the noise and confusion just to get a glimpse beyond the illusion at September 25, 2015 07:34 PM (F1s01)

Yes, definitely.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at September 25, 2015 07:46 PM (AkOaV)

231 US-trained Syrian rebels 'betray America by handing weapons over to al-Qaeda'

Considering past conduct, maybe Obama does not see this as failure, it is a best outcome. He has plausible deniability for arming Muslim radicals.

Posted by: Too Cynical By Half at September 25, 2015 07:46 PM (Q8y6V)

232 "A requires B, but B is not sufficient to bring about B"


Is the horde too math-literate to be phased by this, or too math-illiterate to recognize it as math?

Posted by: Optimizer at September 25, 2015 07:47 PM (/q6+P)

233
What's the saying?
A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. You ain't gonna hope your way there.

Posted by: Soothsayer, only 1 day left until Climate Chaos at September 25, 2015 07:47 PM (F1s01)

234 170 Bravo. Bravo.

Without hope we're all just at different stages of Kubler Ross grief pyramid. With hope, there can be purpose, and with purpose, unity. With unity we can perhaps, win a narrow victory.
Posted by: simplemind at September 25, 2015 07:27 PM (BTnAK)

I tend to go directly to anger and stay there.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 25, 2015 07:48 PM (FGIR8)

235 This is why I can't quit you, Ace...nothing changes without courage and hope..NO MORE STATUS QUO

The establishment leadership/progressive left are taking our $$, liberty, future and all need to resign.
Their sworn duty is to represent the individual American citizen.
We have been lied to, frauded, ignored and abandoned by ingrates in Congress, KStreet, and arrogant Billionaires who cannot comprehend they are ruining the free world.
And the mediawhores of NYT, WApo, any letter network are all "Baghdad Bob's"

Posted by: palinbeatsturdblossom at September 25, 2015 07:49 PM (/qiij)

236 "I know one thing about change: Change is not possible unless you first believe change is possible and work to bring about change."

Does that apply to climate change?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 25, 2015 07:49 PM (W5DcG)

237 You shouldn't judge a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes. Then you're a mile away, and you have his shoes so it's safe.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 25, 2015 07:49 PM (rwI+c)

238 "Xi is the first name of the current PRC Premier"

Xi is the first name of the current President of the PRC. Hu is the former Vice-President.

Third base.

Posted by: Qoheleth at September 25, 2015 07:49 PM (iIzG7)

239 Is the horde too math-literate to be phased by this, or too math-illiterate to recognize it as math?

no mas on the math !!!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Scholastic Critic ... at September 25, 2015 07:50 PM (qOsoH)

240 232 "A requires B, but B is not sufficient to bring about B"


Is the horde too math-literate to be phased by this, or too math-illiterate to recognize it as math?


Posted by: Optimizer at September 25, 2015 07:47 PM (/q6+P)

I'm not phased, but I recall discussing the concept of necessary and sufficient conditions in philosophy, not math.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 25, 2015 07:50 PM (FGIR8)

241 I find it increasingly difficult to write about politics now, you may have noticed; it's because I can no longer even pretend to care which asshole is in which federal sinecure.

Me too, ace. Well said.

Posted by: rickl at September 25, 2015 07:50 PM (sdi6R)

242 Oh yes, there is Rape Galore going on in those European refugee camps. It's about 70 - 80% male, an male Muzzi fundis. The poor women and children don't have a chance.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 25, 2015 07:50 PM (dvuhZ)

243 And if you want to entice the alienated back into the fold, you have to at least let us dream of the possibility of actual change.

Even this won't work, Ace.

We're in the middle ages with RAM.

I think that the GOP leadership and the Pope don't really believe, respectively, in what is or should be foundational.

It may be that they're evil but I don't think so, neither one is all that intelligent.

For the Pope the wrath of God will come with "creation destroying us," for Boehner, it came as the death of comity.

They believe in to-day and when tomorrow becomes to-day then will they believe in tomorrow.

Posted by: The Eternal You at September 25, 2015 07:52 PM (DP/1v)

244 I'm also sick and tired of people saying "well, why pass it?

Really, make TFG spend all day vetoing bills that just say
Fuck You you jugeared Fuck!

Posted by: DaveA at September 25, 2015 07:52 PM (DL2i+)

245 This is what needs to happen to the GOP leadership:

https://youtu.be/bZPQgSxGKW4

Posted by: Myiq2xu at September 25, 2015 07:53 PM (5fSr7)

246 >>>Xi is the first name of the current President of the PRC. Hu is the former Vice-President.<<<

I thought "Xi" is a she-male in transition with a c*ck and "Hu" was a hermaphrodite transitioning into a "Xi" with a nice rack.

Posted by: Fritz at September 25, 2015 07:53 PM (3tjn4)

247 How soon before the European Goat refugees star showing up off the coast of Newfoundland?

Posted by: Garrett at September 25, 2015 07:54 PM (VGkvW)

248 In China, Hu was the V-P,
The premier's name was Wen,
And Kipling had four other names
For honest serving-men.

Posted by: Qoheleth at September 25, 2015 07:54 PM (iIzG7)

249 214 Don't get me started on chaos. The shake up in washington, the Pope is here, and a Blood Moon?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 25, 2015 07:41 PM (Ii765)



I don't mean this as a slam at you personally, but when the hell did this "blood moon" crap get started? Ever since I was a little kid I've called it a "lunar eclipse". Now all I see is "blood moon" everywhere. We're regressing to primitive superstition.

Posted by: rickl at September 25, 2015 07:55 PM (sdi6R)

250 sometimes i think we are being force feed the bread and circuses so they can sell us out while stuffing their pockets full of cash and goodies.

Posted by: willow at September 25, 2015 07:56 PM (YvRAm)

251 Also ace, I know it's late, but good piece.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 07:56 PM (OpK2H)

252 The shake up in washington,

Not enough for Kirk Cousins.

Posted by: DaveA at September 25, 2015 07:56 PM (DL2i+)

253 Oh yes, there is Rape Galore going on in those
European refugee camps. It's about 70 - 80% male, an male Muzzi fundis.
The poor women and children don't have a chance.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 25, 2015 07:50 PM (dvuhZ)



When they're done with them they'll move on to the young boys

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 07:57 PM (DiZBp)

254 "Speaker John Boehner has helped build the largest Republican majority in the House since 1928 and has been a great public servant throughout his tenure. He has represented the people of Ohio and our conference with dignity, dedication and honor."

Chuck Fleischmann
US Rep. (R) TN 3rd District

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at September 25, 2015 07:57 PM (Yo4aE)

255 "Not enough for Kirk Cousins."

Well-played. If Cousins had played that well for four quarters and not just the last one, the Redskins might have won.

Posted by: Qoheleth at September 25, 2015 07:58 PM (iIzG7)

256 Doesn't mean a fucking thing till someone goes to FPMITA prison.



wait...what thread is this again?

Posted by: GGE of the Airdale Horde, NC Chapter at September 25, 2015 07:58 PM (UQGss)

257 Don't worry, you'll get more of exactly the same.

Posted by: GOP Big Money Donors at September 25, 2015 07:59 PM (m3jh5)

258 I don't mean this as a slam at you personally, but when the hell did this "blood moon" crap get started? Ever since I was a little kid I've called it a "lunar eclipse". Now all I see is "blood moon" everywhere. We're regressing to primitive superstition..... Not sure really. Just parroting what I have been reading. I gather it is an old superstition going way back. I guess having 3 in a row this time has something to do with it. I would guess has more connection with astrology. But I'm assured there is no danger. Or am I?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 25, 2015 07:59 PM (Ii765)

259
When they're done with them they'll move on to the young boys

Posted by: TheQuietMan

My tribe is very concerned also, especially our pretty girls like Penelope.

Posted by: The Goats at September 25, 2015 08:00 PM (OiFtZ)

260 When they're done with them they'll move on to the young boys


Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 07:57 PM (DiZBp)


What makes you think they aren't already in the mix?

Posted by: GGE of the Airdale Horde, NC Chapter at September 25, 2015 08:00 PM (UQGss)

261 I just had to drop in from exile to say... FUCK YEAH ACE! God damn it you bottled up my thoughts EXACTLY! There is no better writer on these here innertubes

Posted by: Truck Monkey is a Mime..... Serious at September 25, 2015 08:00 PM (fLKzW)

262 Speaker John Boehner has helped build the largest Republican majority in the House since 1928

Some people measure success by number of seats for their party. Others measure it by accomplishments, like say stopping the funding of baby vivisection.

In light of the latter, every person in Washington should feel ashamed.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 08:00 PM (OpK2H)

263 Let me slip into something more comfortable...ahhhhh

Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter at September 25, 2015 08:01 PM (UQGss)

264 Some people measure success by number of seats for their party. Others measure it by accomplishments, like say stopping the funding of baby vivisection.

In light of the latter, every person in Washington should feel ashamed.
Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 08:00 PM (OpK2H)


I thought the voters GAVE the House the biggest R majority in 100 years, and they elected Boehner as their leader and he acted like a dick.

But I guess from DC's perspective, Boehner built that.

Fuck Boehner, everyone who looks like him, AND the horse he rode in on.

And really, fuck these pols. They just sit around sucking each others dicks. They didn't build that. WE did. And we can tear it down just as easily.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at September 25, 2015 08:02 PM (AkOaV)

265 I thought the voters GAVE the House the biggest R majority in 100 years, and they elected Boehner as their leader and he acted like a dick.

But I guess from DC's perspective, Boehner built that.



This. In a nutshell.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 25, 2015 08:03 PM (rwI+c)

266 258
Just parroting what I have been reading. I gather it is an old superstition going way back.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 25, 2015 07:59 PM (Ii765)



I'm sure it is, but I see it *everywhere* now, just in the past few years. For most of my life I never saw a lunar eclipse referred to by that term. It's really driving me crazy.

Posted by: rickl at September 25, 2015 08:04 PM (sdi6R)

267 Remember that story a while back about an uproar in some German town. They were moving the Muzzy refugees in to or near some high school area. The school then issued an edict that the girl students could no longer wear shorts, or low cut tops, or basically show any skin whatsoever.

Parents were outraged, but they said the Muzzy men would go just go crazy at the sight of bare calves and forearms or whatever. That would be a signal that girl is a whore and fair game for raping.

That's what they're letting in. And we haters need to respect that culture.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 25, 2015 08:04 PM (dvuhZ)

268 I request that the next speaker not be a crybaby.

Posted by: freaked at September 25, 2015 08:04 PM (BO/km)

269 these really are insane times. Do the mental list in your head. It's staggering. FFS. The guy who was the GUY on the wheaties box when I was a kid is wearing a dress and getting awards for wearing a dress on the FREAKING SPORTS CHANNEL.

Posted by: simplemind at September 25, 2015 08:05 PM (BTnAK)

270 This. In a nutshell.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 25, 2015 08:03 PM (rwI+c)

I don't know how else to express my displeasure with these assholes, I really don't.

Yes, some of this anger is the nicotine withdrawals speaking, but it's like -- wow these politicians are assholes.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at September 25, 2015 08:05 PM (AkOaV)

271 See what happens when you eat your Wheaties? That's why I never did.

Posted by: freaked at September 25, 2015 08:06 PM (BO/km)

272 We go to war against the Democrats with the party we have, not the party we wish we had.
If we want to fight the Dems with a REAL army, we need to elect soldiers, not squishes.

As for who might be the next speaker?
We want Trey Gowdy.
We'd settle for Louis Gomert.
We're getting Kevin McCarthy.
Damn.

Posted by: proudvastrightwingconspirator at September 25, 2015 08:06 PM (uwRNQ)

273 That's what they're letting in. And we haters need to respect that culture.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 25, 2015 08:04 PM (dvuhZ)


We need to respect it.

And by "respect" I, of course, mean "wipe it from the face of the earth."

Posted by: Sean Bannion at September 25, 2015 08:07 PM (V+kmg)

274 270
Yes, some of this anger is the nicotine withdrawals speaking, but it's like -- wow these politicians are assholes.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at September 25, 2015 08:05 PM (AkOaV)


So you're saying you picked the wrong week to give up smoking?

Posted by: rickl at September 25, 2015 08:07 PM (sdi6R)

275 So you're saying you picked the wrong week to give up smoking?
Posted by: rickl at September 25, 2015 08:07 PM (sdi6R)

More then that, I sure did pick the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at September 25, 2015 08:07 PM (AkOaV)

276 Boner's statement today said, in part (I'm not quoting exactly) that the Speaker's most important job is 'protecting this institution'.

Really, dickwad? How about your most important job is advancing Conservative interests, the best interests of the nation as conceived by your bloc, the best interests of the very people that elevated you to your position in the first place.
F*ck that guy in particular.
Posted by: GnuBreed at September 25, 2015 07:02 PM

I had a similar reaction to his statement. TY Gnu.

Posted by: Farmer at September 25, 2015 08:08 PM (o/90i)

277 What did you guys think about South Park? I won't judge.

Posted by: freaked at September 25, 2015 08:08 PM (BO/km)

278 "More then that, I sure did pick the wrong week to quit sniffing glue."

But there's never a bad week to quit Huffingpaint.

Posted by: Qoheleth at September 25, 2015 08:09 PM (iIzG7)

279 It Friday Night and I'm taking On Call to help out a coworker. No alcohol for me .. sweet sweet alcohol.

Smurf my live.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 25, 2015 08:09 PM (rwI+c)

280 Bob Dole also had a Boehner Resignation- but Bob Dole did something about it!

Posted by: Bob Dole at September 25, 2015 08:09 PM (FcR7P)

281 Totally agree Ace. I've known Kevin McCarthy when he worked for, and later succeeded, Congressman Bill Thomas. For those of you who don't know, Thomas was probably the Rinoest of Rinos. And militantly so. He wasn't a squish, he was a proud traitor ... Think of Lowell Weicker.

For many years, he and his minions controlled all the Republican volunteer organizations in the state. It was a long, hard battle for conservatives to redeem them. We were constantly threatened with law suits and I know people who told me they were physically attacked. Chapters that had never been active before suddenly popped up with lots of members and votes for statewide office. I personally heard Thomas' COS attack Conservative backers at GOP County meetings. Many volunteers were turned away or left in disgust, its no wonder that the Dems could run rampant.

If McCarthy gets to be Speaker, than most likely we will all look back on the Boehner years as the Good Old Days!

Posted by: calbadger at September 25, 2015 08:10 PM (rKRC9)

282 I hope someone uses the headline "Boehner Goes Soft"

Dick.

Posted by: freaked at September 25, 2015 08:10 PM (BO/km)

283 @49 EVERY. SINGLE. WORD. OF. THIS.
God, this is perfect and brilliant and perfectly brilliant.

Posted by: alexthechick - Team Two Spaces at September 25, 2015 06:55 PM (IrByp)

====================================

Suck up!!

... Oh, OK, ... you're right. Maybe not BRILLIANT this time, but at least really good. But I quibble.

Posted by: Optimizer at September 25, 2015 08:11 PM (/q6+P)

284 Crap GGE, you wear brown shoes with your kilt?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Scourge of the Atlantic Seaboard at September 25, 2015 08:11 PM (jR7Wy)

285 263 Let me slip into something more comfortable...ahhhhh
Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter
--------------------
A Bourbon & ginger ale? 2 steps ahead of ya...

Posted by: Chi at September 25, 2015 08:11 PM (foBj9)

286
It Friday Night and I'm taking On Call to help out a coworker. No alcohol for me .. sweet sweet alcohol.



Smurf my live.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 25, 2015 08:09 PM (rwI+c)



Bummer dude. My back is sore and the cat's away this weekend; I have a bottle of Elijah Craig 12 that is closer to the top than the bottom and an entire 12pk of Cherry Coke Zero so Imma self-medicate and see if I can fix that bourbon level issue.

Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter at September 25, 2015 08:11 PM (UQGss)

287 "Boner's statement today said, in part (I'm not quoting exactly) that the
Speaker's most important job is 'protecting this institution'."


Every Congressman's most important job is protecting this nation, from foreign invasion, economic destruction, and a renegade SCOAMF occupying the White House. Protecting their phoney-baloney jobs (thank you, Mel Brooks!) is secondary to that.

Posted by: Qoheleth at September 25, 2015 08:12 PM (iIzG7)

288 NGU @ 92 Tonya Harding? wtf? Over. No way, Sir. Now Tara Lipinsky, yes indeedy. I'll tell the Mrs. you got 'involved' with fixing an overbite. But Harding? YOYO.
Chief Eromero

Posted by: Eromero at September 25, 2015 08:12 PM (go5uR)

289 Crap GGE, you wear brown shoes with your kilt?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Scourge of the Atlantic Seaboard at September 25, 2015 08:11 PM (jR7Wy)


Only when I'm in dress uniform.

Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter at September 25, 2015 08:13 PM (UQGss)

290 the Speaker's most important job is 'protecting this institution'.

Well, if by institution you mean taxpayer squeeze, then duh.

We all know that.

Posted by: GOPers Anonymous at September 25, 2015 08:13 PM (7rAXc)

291 277 What did you guys think about South Park? I won't judge.
Posted by: freaked at September 25, 2015 08:08 PM (BO/km.................. I have posted this comment twice I think, With no opinion. I think I may have to watch it a second time to get all of it. But the Jenner driving bit was great.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 25, 2015 08:13 PM (Ii765)

292 Yeah it's definitely a tell for a rhino. They are all about the institution. Not about the constitution, or even the issues or the people. Rhinos love the institution because that's where the checks come from. It's a job. Like university tenure to Boehner. Disappointed in that guy who attended my high school. Deeply.

Posted by: simplemind at September 25, 2015 08:13 PM (BTnAK)

293 OT: Boise St. if running over Virginia and its still early in the 1st QT. Yikes!

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 25, 2015 08:13 PM (NGd+i)

294 Posted by: Qoheleth at September 25, 2015 08:12 PM (iIzG7)

and the "institution" of congress is a corrupt, hated, institution has approval from about 7% of the US public.

So great job protecting that, Boehner. Fucking clown.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at September 25, 2015 08:13 PM (AkOaV)

295 The bread and circuses of modern day fit into the palm of your hand. The smart phone wasn't meant to be a device to control the public but its a darn fine way of doing so. And its self inflicted.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 25, 2015 08:14 PM (39g3+)

296 I can't agree with this.

Sulu was the *helmsman*.

Chekov was the navigator.

[end Trek nitpicker mode] :-P

Posted by: M. Scott Eiland at September 25, 2015 08:15 PM (KLATd)

297 But belief in change is not required for political change. Just ask King Louis XVI or Czar Nicholas II -- they were positive nothing could ever change, right up until the moment they were killed and the entire society was convulsed with revolutionary change.

...

So: "belief" necessary for personal change -- but not political change.

Posted by: zombie at September 25, 2015 07:46 PM (jBuUi)


Actualy, Louis XVI was a reformer. The problem is that the reforms were mild and didn't work. All it did was announce that reforms were necissary and that the Old Regime could be changed...

Posted by: The Cornered Hat at September 25, 2015 08:15 PM (vBeA5)

298 Boehner Pulls Out Prematurely

Posted by: **Breaking News** at September 25, 2015 08:16 PM (S7x7a)

299 294
and the "institution" of congress is a corrupt, hated, institution has approval from about 7% of the US public.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at September 25, 2015 08:13 PM (AkOaV)


So much for "representative government".

Posted by: rickl at September 25, 2015 08:16 PM (sdi6R)

300 Don't you think DT should say "Ha Ha that's pretty f'n funny you assholes" ? I think that would be cool.

Posted by: freaked at September 25, 2015 08:16 PM (BO/km)

301 I think many people feel the way I do.-ace

Yes we do.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 25, 2015 08:17 PM (fgSDS)

302 As I mentioned about a month ago, I have gone full cynical. I fought the brave conservative fight. I raised 7 conservative children. My church has marginalized me. Conservatives have labelled me a freeloader. I am now all in for myself. The progressives have won. Keep fighting young, brave warriors. But look at your lives, and see how you could do have done better.

Posted by: bergerbilder at September 25, 2015 08:17 PM (+jijM)

303 Funny how "the institution" was protected from Obamacare.

How 'bout protecting us, too?

Posted by: t-bird at September 25, 2015 08:17 PM (FcR7P)

304 I was reading Ted Cruz's comments on the sidebar. Many lulz are to be had there.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 25, 2015 08:17 PM (aLXXe)

305 I was in the waiting room of a doctor's office the other day. I looked around and noticed a horde of humanity, to a man, all slumped over working their thumbs and fingers on the smart phones. Every last one of them. No conversation, no reading. Just zombie like staring at the damn phones.

In my younger days, back in college, I was a computer nut. Loved 'em and everything about them. But this smart phone crap, I didn't like. I also didn't like the "social media" crap, the ButtBook and MyButt and all that shit.

My fears about how all this is going have been confirmed.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 25, 2015 08:17 PM (dvuhZ)

306 A Bourbon & ginger ale? 2 steps ahead of ya...
Posted by: Chi at September 25, 2015 08:11 PM (foBj9)


I'd be happy with the bourbon and a couple of gingers.

Jus sayin.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at September 25, 2015 08:18 PM (V+kmg)

307 How do we stop the most problematic people becoming the head of the House. Do most republicans even care what we think?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 25, 2015 08:18 PM (1+XCd)

308 For many years, he and his minions controlled all the Republican volunteer organizations in the state. It was a long, hard battle for conservatives to redeem them. We were constantly threatened with law suits and I know people who told me they were physically attacked. Chapters that had never been active before suddenly popped up with lots of members and votes for statewide office. I personally heard Thomas' COS attack Conservative backers at GOP County meetings. Many volunteers were turned away or left in disgust, its no wonder that the Dems could run rampant.

If McCarthy gets to be Speaker, than most likely we will all look back on the Boehner years as the Good Old Days!

Posted by: calbadger at September 25, 2015 08:10 PM (rKRC9)


100% accurate. I fought political battles with the Thomas machine.

For years and years there were two separate Young Republican state organizations. Thomas controlled one group, and the conservatives the other.

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 25, 2015 08:18 PM (vBeA5)

309 17 year Boehner finally ends.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 08:18 PM (OpK2H)

310 Aren't most Repubs in the House RINOs? Who are all these Representatives who were trying to get rid of Boener?

Posted by: Tronald Dump at September 25, 2015 08:18 PM (u9UgT)

311 Actualy, Louis XVI was a reformer. The problem is that the reforms were mild and didn't work. All it did was announce that reforms were necissary and that the Old Regime could be changed...

That was true of Nicholas II, off and on, as well. Stolypin was the closest thing Russia ever had to an economic libertarian-conservative.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 25, 2015 08:19 PM (aLXXe)

312 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 25, 2015 08:17 PM (dvuhZ)
---
In my defense, it's usually AoSHQ when I'm at the methadone clinic.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Scourge of the Atlantic Seaboard at September 25, 2015 08:19 PM (jR7Wy)

313 310 Aren't most Repubs in the House RINOs? Who are all these Representatives who were trying to get rid of Boener?


They only needed about thirty congressmen to keep Boehner from getting a majority.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 08:20 PM (OpK2H)

314 Boner firm only when screwing conservatives.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 25, 2015 08:20 PM (9hoR+)

315 306 A Bourbon & ginger ale? 2 steps ahead of ya...
Posted by: Chi at September 25, 2015 08:11 PM (foBj9)

I'd be happy with the bourbon and a couple of gingers.

Jus sayin.
Posted by: Sean Bannion at September 25, 2015 08:18 PM (V+kmg)
---
I'm having a ginger ale and Fireball. I call it the Firecrotch.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Scourge of the Atlantic Seaboard at September 25, 2015 08:20 PM (jR7Wy)

316 Sulu was the *helmsman*. Chekov was the navigator.

Please tell me that these are not euphemisms.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 25, 2015 08:21 PM (aLXXe)

317 Sulu was the *helmsman*. Chekov was the navigator.

Please tell me that these are not euphemisms.



He's a firm hand on the tiller.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 25, 2015 08:22 PM (rwI+c)

318 Our Sulu was a bottom helmsman. Evil Universe Sulu, however, was a top helmsman.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 25, 2015 08:22 PM (dvuhZ)

319 They only needed about thirty congressmen to keep Boehner from getting a majority.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 08:20 PM (OpK2H)

It's surprising to me that we couldn't come up with 30 conservatives to make this happen sooner.

Posted by: Tronald Dump at September 25, 2015 08:23 PM (u9UgT)

320 Posted by: Sean Bannion at September 25, 2015 08:18 PM (V+kmg)

I'm tired, I'd settle for just the cigar.

Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at September 25, 2015 08:23 PM (tM4uk)

321 Our Sulu was a bottom helmsman. Evil Universe Sulu, however, was a top helmsman.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius)


...OHHHH, MYYYYY!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at September 25, 2015 08:24 PM (m9V0o)

322 It's surprising to me that we couldn't come up with 30 conservatives to make this happen sooner.

Not to me. I'm amazed we came so close.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at September 25, 2015 08:25 PM (m9V0o)

323 Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 25, 2015 07:59 PM (Ii765)

John Hagee, a Preacher (not sure which denomination) speaks a lot about the significance of blood moons-and no I don't agree with this theology, but given the state of the word something significant may happen regarding Israel.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 25, 2015 08:25 PM (1+XCd)

324 I see there was a flaming skull today. About Hillderbeast's email. Save it for the day the cell door closes Ace you don't want to wear it out.

Posted by: freaked at September 25, 2015 08:25 PM (BO/km)

325 That was true of Nicholas II, off and on, as well.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo



I've read similar things about Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Didn't end well for him or his wife.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 25, 2015 08:25 PM (NGd+i)

326 For years and years there were two separate Young Republican state organizations. Thomas controlled one group, and the conservatives the other.

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 25, 2015 08:18 PM (vBeA5)


Prepare to yearn for the glory days of Boehner then.
As I keep noting, somewhere out there are LIV primary voters who keep falling for this shit.
The GOP isn't going to change, there aren't enough conservatives to push it so.

Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at September 25, 2015 08:26 PM (tM4uk)

327 ...I'm the only one here, aren't I...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at September 25, 2015 08:27 PM (m9V0o)

328 ..I'm the only one here, aren't I...

Yes

Posted by: freaked at September 25, 2015 08:27 PM (BO/km)

329 As things get weirder, it makes some people more conservative. They're over playing it. They're orcs, they always over play it.

Posted by: simplemind at September 25, 2015 08:28 PM (BTnAK)

330
Excellent post.

I have one small quibble, concerning change.

Consistent effort to bring about change WILL do so.

Did I not believe that, I wouldn't consider trying.

Posted by: irongrampa at September 25, 2015 08:29 PM (jeCnD)

331 No, we're here too watching you fap

Posted by: The ghosts at September 25, 2015 08:29 PM (pLZFu)

332 "I'm the only one here, aren't I..."



BOO!

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 25, 2015 08:29 PM (7Kl+K)

333 "Hope, change"

"Freedom Caucus"

Sci fi refs

This all sounds mad gay

Posted by: Cliff at September 25, 2015 08:29 PM (CmHmV)

334 Screw the Ginger ale. I will take bourbon & a ginger

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 25, 2015 08:29 PM (fgSDS)

335 331 No, we're here too watching you fap
Posted by: The ghosts at September 25, 2015 08:29 PM (pLZFu)
---
Buzzion watches YOU fap.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Scourge of the Atlantic Seaboard at September 25, 2015 08:30 PM (jR7Wy)

336 You can't go full trans Olympics decathelete.

Posted by: simplemind at September 25, 2015 08:30 PM (BTnAK)

337
We are the ones we've been waiting for.

Posted by: Soothsayer, only 1 day left until Climate Chaos at September 25, 2015 08:32 PM (F1s01)

338 >>>BOO!
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 25, 2015 08:29 PM (7Kl+K)<<<




Oh no! Ricardo has joined buzzion in the great beyond.

Posted by: beating a dead horse meme at September 25, 2015 08:32 PM (S7x7a)

339 UVA finally scored. 17-7 Boise St.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 25, 2015 08:32 PM (NGd+i)

340 Nobody ever screwed the Ginger on the island but Skipper enjoyed his bourbon.

Posted by: Gilligan at September 25, 2015 08:33 PM (9hoR+)

341 I just had a pumpkin martini. It tasted like a piece of pumpkin with whipped creme. If you like pumpkin pie I highly recommend the drink. There was a nice rim of cinnamon around the rim of the glass.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 25, 2015 08:33 PM (1+XCd)

342 It just too ridiculous. Over the top Christopher Buckley ridiculous.

Posted by: simplemind at September 25, 2015 08:33 PM (BTnAK)

343 List of things to do when posts are 3 or more hours in between. 1. clip toenails

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 25, 2015 08:33 PM (Ii765)

344 Ricardo is dead?,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 25, 2015 08:33 PM (fgSDS)

345 Ace: "1. The Consensus Media, which is an agreement of left and right pundits
who don't know much, had been pretty sure that Boehner's job was safe.
No one should listen to them."

This also means those who were working against Boehner kept quiet about it. There's a gap between the Consensus Media's conclusions and reality (as you say) and that indicates a positive in our favor. Whoever comprised the group of Boehner's opponents weren't trying to play up to the media.

That's the group I want representing America's interests.

Posted by: SGT York at September 25, 2015 08:34 PM (5tybQ)

346
Pumpkin flavor.

Didn't we discuss this last year?
We came to the reality that "pumpkin flavor" is just cinnamon and something else.

Posted by: Soothsayer, only 1 day left until Climate Chaos at September 25, 2015 08:34 PM (F1s01)

347 "Oh no! Ricardo has joined buzzion in the great beyond."


Shit.

I just got used to people not paying attention to me a long time ago. I didn't even notice.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 25, 2015 08:35 PM (7Kl+K)

348 Pumpkin martini? Shaken not stirred?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 25, 2015 08:35 PM (fgSDS)

349 341 I just had a pumpkin martini. It tasted like a piece of pumpkin with whipped creme. If you like pumpkin pie I highly recommend the drink. There was a nice rim of cinnamon around the rim of the glass.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 25, 2015 08:33 PM (1+XCd)


That sounds interesting. Do you have a recipe?

Last time I was in the liquor store I saw pumpkin-flavored eggnog. I think I will have to try it.

Posted by: rickl at September 25, 2015 08:36 PM (sdi6R)

350 344 Ricardo is dead?,
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 25, 2015 08:33 PM (fgSDS)


Shit. First Buzzion and now this. People usually die in threes.

Of course, morons can't count, so maybe we're safe.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 08:36 PM (OpK2H)

351 344 Ricardo is dead?,

Seems to be the thing lately. I hope it's not catching.

Posted by: freaked at September 25, 2015 08:36 PM (BO/km)

352 Moo Moo is dead?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 25, 2015 08:37 PM (fgSDS)

353 Hey guys! Anything happen today?

Posted by: Clarney at September 25, 2015 08:38 PM (cYPAL)

354 Posted by: Soothsayer, only 1 day left until Climate Chaos at September 25, 2015 08:34 PM (F1s01)

Whatever it was it tasted great! :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 25, 2015 08:38 PM (1+XCd)

355 I just had a fathead pumpkin imperial ale. 9.0 abv. Lasted a bit like pumpkin pie. Nutmeg cinnamon vanilla.

Posted by: simplemind at September 25, 2015 08:38 PM (BTnAK)

356 Tasted. Stupid spell checker.

Posted by: simplemind at September 25, 2015 08:39 PM (BTnAK)

357
yeah, nutmeg
that's the one

Posted by: Soothsayer, only 1 day left until Climate Chaos at September 25, 2015 08:39 PM (F1s01)

358 Wait I did what??

Posted by: Drunken Weeping Boner at September 25, 2015 08:40 PM (/Vs1e)

359 >>>Shit. First Buzzion and now this. People usually die in threes.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 08:36 PM (OpK2H)<<<



Buzz, Ricardo... one more...unless the next is AtC, then we'll still need one more half.



(awaits the Ravage midnight snack attack)




Posted by: beating a dead horse meme at September 25, 2015 08:40 PM (S7x7a)

360 If ace's theory is correct what's stopping the Dems from voting for Boehner's lieutenants ? Whether you like it or not there is going to have to be a compromise pick for SOTH. It doesn't have to be one of those three but it's not going to be the ultimate conservative choice.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at September 25, 2015 08:41 PM (3UF8d)

361 He might've found out he needs a liver transplant.

Posted by: simplemind at September 25, 2015 08:41 PM (BTnAK)

362
Three measures of pumpkin extract, one of vodka, and half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it until it's ice-cold, then add a large slice of red Twizzler.

Posted by: Bond's first crack at the Vesper at September 25, 2015 08:41 PM (7yBHX)

363 So will Boner & Cantor start their own lobbyist firm, Orange Jewlius & Associates?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 25, 2015 08:42 PM (fgSDS)

364 Posted by: Soothsayer, only 1 day left until Climate Chaos at September 25, 2015 08:34 PM (F1s01)

Pastor John Hagee on blood moons.-from "The Blaze" site blazeI'm justlposting this for information purposes. i don't agree with it. I personally find too much speculation about when the end of days is coming is counterproductive and actually takes one's focus off on Jesus on a day to day basis-although I know some people here appreciate John Hagee's theology.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 25, 2015 08:42 PM (1+XCd)

365 I'm glad I can't hear it but Maxine Waters (D-CrazyStoopidRacist) is on MSNBC talking about Boehner.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 25, 2015 08:42 PM (NGd+i)

366 Faint heart never won fair lady, fellas.

Definitely doesn't win an 'ette.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 25, 2015 08:42 PM (Vm8WO)

367 Moon the blood pope.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 25, 2015 08:42 PM (W5DcG)

368 "Wait I did what??"


Yep, first useful thing you've done since becoming Speaker.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 25, 2015 08:43 PM (7Kl+K)

369 351
344 Ricardo is dead?,



Seems to be the thing lately. I hope it's not catching.

Posted by: freaked at September 25, 2015 08:36 PM (BO/km)

I thought morons died in barrels. *hic* *burp*

Posted by: Drunken Weeping Boner at September 25, 2015 08:43 PM (/Vs1e)

370 Consistent effort to bring about change WILL do so.

Did I not believe that, I wouldn't consider trying.


Posted by: irongrampa at September 25, 2015 08:29 PM (jeCnD)

True. That's why the libtards are winning. They never gave up and that's how they've captured the schools and the media and pop culture to the point that they are churning out future libs daily. Took them 40 years.
Does the left ever give up on grabbing guns? No, they don't. They only double down on their stupidity when presented with evidence that shows guns save lives. They don't truly care about people's lives. They care about having control.
When will those on the right start punching back?

Posted by: Tronald Dump at September 25, 2015 08:43 PM (u9UgT)

371 No reason the conservatives can't get what they want. The republicans can't negotiate. They know how to fail and be bitter that's all they know. Roll em I say roll em.

Posted by: simplemind at September 25, 2015 08:43 PM (BTnAK)

372 g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 25, 2015 08:44 PM (KCxzN)

373 #364 Sorry'; I forgot the link. I blame it one the Pumpkin Martini. :^)


http://preview.tinyurl.com/n9mu32g

P.S. God bless and protect the State of Israel!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 25, 2015 08:44 PM (1+XCd)

374 The news tells me that Jenner went to court and had himself changed to herself with a swipe of a pen. What I want to know, was it done via scalpel also. I know the pen is mightier then the sword. But what if you don't have a sword anymore?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 25, 2015 08:44 PM (Ii765)

375 Remember to make eggnog, its just a glass of milk, an egg, a couple spoonfuls of sugar, and some flavoring (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice gives you pumpkin spice).

Don't buy this stuff, its easy to make as freakin' toast.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 25, 2015 08:44 PM (39g3+)

376 Blood moon?!

I can help take care of that.

Posted by: Preparation-H at September 25, 2015 08:44 PM (S7x7a)

377 They fail because they don't believe in anything but the institution. Those who want it more always win. Even against the odds. Watch a football game for Pete's sake.

Posted by: simplemind at September 25, 2015 08:45 PM (BTnAK)

378
the Climate Chaos I'm referring to is about France's Foreign Minister stating in a big speech that we have only 500 days until "climate chaos." He said if we don't act now within 500 days, it'll be too late.

The 500 days is up at midnight. 3 hours and 10 minutes from now.

Posted by: Soothsayer, only 1 day left until Climate Chaos at September 25, 2015 08:46 PM (F1s01)

379
' The news tells me that Jenner went to court and had himself changed to herself with a swipe of a pen.'


He'll always be Bruce to me. Sick pathetic twisted weirdo Bruce.

Posted by: freaked at September 25, 2015 08:46 PM (BO/km)

380 Posted by: rickl at September 25, 2015 08:36 PM (sdi6R)

No; Sorry'. I don't. It was part of a celebration out for my anniversary. They did all the work. :^

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 25, 2015 08:47 PM (1+XCd)

381 In the Mirror, Mirror universe, I'm a Supreme Court justice.

Posted by: AmishDude at September 25, 2015 08:47 PM (Xd2w5)

382 Mark Levin pointed out something I had no idea about, the speaker of the house doesn't have to be a congressman. Other than that him and Hannity warns about a Boehner jr

Posted by: skip at September 25, 2015 08:47 PM (WcAm2)

383 It's no fun to wallow in despair alone. It's nice to read a piece that perfectly describes my frustration, anger and complete lack of hope. Well, actually, it's not 'nice', I'd rather be born in an earlier century. I hate this. You know what I mean. Thanks ace for commiserating. That has its role.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 25, 2015 08:47 PM (1Zmfg)

384 Oh, won't someone think of the DC jerbs~!!!

Posted by: turnippatty at September 25, 2015 08:47 PM (JmGFJ)

385 when I'm at the methadone clinic.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Scourge of the Atlantic Seaboard at September 25, 2015 08:19 PM (jR7Wy)

Ehhh.... word?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at September 25, 2015 08:48 PM (AkOaV)

386 324 I see there was a flaming skull today. About Hillderbeast's email. Save it for the day the cell door closes Ace you don't want to wear it out.
............

I say use it all you want. The one flaming skull that will count will be the one with a melted witches hat on top and a puddle of orange pantsuit underneath.

Posted by: Molly k at September 25, 2015 08:48 PM (zS+qK)

387 T-3:09 to Sharknado with frickin laser beams.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 08:48 PM (gcGvX)

388 If your Boehner thread lasts for four hours or more, think of cankles in a thong bikini.

Posted by: seamrog at September 25, 2015 08:48 PM (YtwXR)

389 Omfg. I want to scream. People are now saying that abortion is ok because, science thanks to Bill Nye.

I can't even.

Posted by: Lauren at September 25, 2015 08:48 PM (RCx12)

390 Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 25, 2015 08:47 PM (1Zmfg)

You could have lived a century and a half ago. That was a great time in the States.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at September 25, 2015 08:49 PM (3UF8d)

391 382 Mark Levin pointed out something I had no idea about, the speaker of the house doesn't have to be a congressman. Other than that him and Hannity warns about a Boehner jr
Posted by: skip at September 25, 2015 08:47 PM (WcAm2)

Constitution just says "the house shall elect a Speaker..."

Re-read the constitution, it takes like... 7 minutes... and is very useful to know.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at September 25, 2015 08:49 PM (AkOaV)

392 Twitchy has Reid's tweet regarding Boehner's resignation announcement -

"By ousting a good man like Speaker Boehner -- someone who understood the art of compromise -- the party of Eisenhower and Reagan is no more."

/rolleyes

Reid's a fine one to talk about compromise. Even his own party members complained about how rigid he was when it came to running the senate.

Posted by: junior at September 25, 2015 08:49 PM (PVi+Q)

393
obama, a few weeks ago in Alaska, also made a similar warning:

On this issue -- of all issues -- there is such a thing as being too late. And that moment is almost upon us. This year in Paris has to be the year that the world finally acts to protect the one planet that we have while we still can.


"The time to heed the critics and the cynics and the deniers of climate change is past. The time to plead ignorance is surly past. Those who want to ignore the science are increasingly alone. They're on their own shrinking island."

Posted by: Soothsayer, only 1 day left until Climate Chaos at September 25, 2015 08:49 PM (F1s01)

394 371 No reason the conservatives can't get what they want. The republicans can't negotiate. They know how to fail and be bitter that's all they know. Roll em I say roll em.

Posted by: simplemind at September 25, 2015 08:43 PM (BTnAK)



Well you say that. But it only seems they can't negotiate or put up a fight against the Dems. They fight tooth and nail against conservatives. They were dragged kicking and screaming into the 2013 shutdown and caved on that the first chance they got.

But I don't think its that they can't negotiate or fight. Its because they actually want the same thing as the Democrats.

Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 08:50 PM (zt+N6)

395 383 It's no fun to wallow in despair alone. It's nice to read a piece that perfectly describes my frustration, anger and complete lack of hope. Well, actually, it's not 'nice', I'd rather be born in an earlier century. I hate this. You know what I mean. Thanks ace for commiserating. That has its role.

-----------

Rope?

Posted by: Zombie David Carradine at September 25, 2015 08:50 PM (QpA8s)

396 The 500 days is up at midnight. 3 hours and 10 minutes from now.
Posted by: Soothsayer, only 1 day left until Climate Chaos at September 25, 2015 08:46 PM (F1s01)

Fuck time to get in to the bunker.

Well, I don't have a bunker -- sooth, any room left in yours for a climate refugee or two?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at September 25, 2015 08:50 PM (AkOaV)

397 I was gonna say TLDR, but I actually read it.

All of it.


Pretty good writing for a hump back midget Ewok with a glass eye, wooden leg and a hairlip.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 25, 2015 08:50 PM (VPLuQ)

398 Rep. Daniel Webster is running for Speaker:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/pp9w4ax

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 25, 2015 08:51 PM (vBeA5)

399 Thanks seamrog. I think I just threw up a little in my mouth

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 25, 2015 08:51 PM (fgSDS)

400 Hairy Reid is a disgusting lump of shit. His praising of Boner is like the shit calling the shit black. Or something like that.

Posted by: freaked at September 25, 2015 08:51 PM (BO/km)

401 Boehner agreed to step down. The Tea Party Caucus had enough votes to vacate the chair and it would have happened next week.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 08:51 PM (gcGvX)

402 Helplessness, impending doom, lawlessness at the highest levels of a coercive government. I need to move to Australia or join the Amish. Time to get even more drunk.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 25, 2015 08:51 PM (1Zmfg)

403
392 Twitchy has Reid's tweet regarding Boehner's resignation announcement -

"By ousting a good man like Speaker Boehner -- someone who understood the art of compromise -- the party of Eisenhower and Reagan is no more."

/rolleyes

Reid's a fine one to talk about compromise. Even his own party members complained about how rigid he was when it came to running the senate.


Posted by: junior at September 25, 2015 08:49 PM (PVi+Q)



Compromise: In Washington DC and the media it means Republicans agree to give Democrats everything they want.

Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 08:51 PM (zt+N6)

404 It's been a really crappy three weeks at work, but Boehner's long overdue departure has brightened my day. Thank you Lord.

Posted by: CMU VET at September 25, 2015 08:52 PM (ejB0r)

405 Eris! What's up? Lou's a girl & Ms Tammy are supposed to be on the ont tonight. I've got a forced march with my name on it in a few, but I'll check in after that for as long as I can stay awake. We gotta start planning out Riverwalk invasion ... er excursion!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 25, 2015 08:52 PM (Vm8WO)

406 I am going to empty two aerosol cans and thwart Climate Chaos.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 08:53 PM (gcGvX)

407 401 Boehner agreed to step down. The Tea Party Caucus had enough votes to vacate the chair and it would have happened next week.


Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 08:51 PM (gcGvX)



I'd do it anyways. Just as a nice parting fuck you to him. You don't get to retire with dignity. you get to retire after first getting your ass booted. Treat him just like Penn State did Joe Paterno. He said he would resign at the end of the season, they said "Nope you're gone now."

Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 08:54 PM (zt+N6)

408 Boss Moss you got whipped cream under your nose.

Posted by: freaked at September 25, 2015 08:54 PM (BO/km)

409
Reid's back-handed praise will be well-received by Boehner and his ilk. And that's a big reason I hate those people. But they'll never understand that.

Posted by: Soothsayer, only 1 day left until Climate Chaos at September 25, 2015 08:54 PM (F1s01)

410 @393 wish TFG & the politicians would leave me alone on an island. Hey, get off my island

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 25, 2015 08:54 PM (fgSDS)

411 395 383 It's no fun to wallow in despair alone. It's nice to read a piece that perfectly describes my frustration, anger and complete lack of hope. Well, actually, it's not 'nice', I'd rather be born in an earlier century. I hate this. You know what I mean. Thanks ace for commiserating. ...............I know a good liquor store, and then you could watch The Twilight Zone... and get off the train at Willoughby

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 25, 2015 08:54 PM (Ii765)

412 Okay, I've been seeing this here for weeks and it's driving me bonkers.

*HARELIP*

A cleft palate/lip is somewhat pejoratively referred to as a "hare lip" because the condition resembles the naturally cleft lip of a hare, or rabbit.

I'm assuming people aren't just forgetting what the word "mustache" is and trying to think of a clever term for it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 25, 2015 08:55 PM (bLnSU)

413 Rope?
Posted by: Zombie David Carradine
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You're not really trying if it's just nylon rope.

Razor wire, baby!

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 25, 2015 08:55 PM (1Zmfg)

414 Bungee Cord?

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 08:56 PM (gcGvX)

415 " I need to move to Australia or join the Amish. "


Australia is great in many ways, and I want to go someday, but they are essentially a "soft" police state. Rather very socialist.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 25, 2015 08:56 PM (7Kl+K)

416 and get off the train at Willoughby
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby


Where a man can live his life full measure.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 25, 2015 08:56 PM (W5DcG)

417 The Climate Chaos believers remind me of millenarians, singularitarians, 2012 Doomsdayers, and other immanentizers of the escheton. They all secretly think their true faith will save them from the cataclysm.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Scourge of the Atlantic Seaboard at September 25, 2015 08:56 PM (jR7Wy)

418 Australia is great in many ways, and I want to go someday, but they are essentially a "soft" police state. Rather very socialist.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 25, 2015 08:56 PM (7Kl+K)



And everything can kill you.

Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 08:56 PM (zt+N6)

419 Rumspringer.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 08:57 PM (gcGvX)

420 Caitlyn Jenner, no posting if you join the Amish

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 25, 2015 08:57 PM (fgSDS)

421 Ace is right. Time for a good Stalin purge.

Posted by: section9 at September 25, 2015 08:57 PM (ZpQcw)

422 389: Bill Nye is to science what Jay Cutler is to Quarterbacks.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 25, 2015 08:58 PM (NGd+i)

423 What was Bill Nye's argument anyway? Abortion is just a medical procedure so who cares if someone dies?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 25, 2015 08:58 PM (39g3+)

424 I need to move to Australia or join the Amish.

Outside wants to kill you there. And if you stay inside to hide it comes in after you & attacks. Google funnel web spiders & be afraid. Be very afraid.


Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 25, 2015 08:58 PM (Vm8WO)

425 "wish TFG & the politicians would leave me alone on an island. "


You gonna buy an island?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 25, 2015 08:58 PM (7Kl+K)

426 Jeez, I leave the country for a week and all hell breaks loose.



Maybe I should leave more often.



Good take ace. Chaos is good. Keeps them on their toes.



Having been in politics most of my life I have always had a bad feeling about being elected and working for government.



Has to be done, but everyday I did it I thought, WHY are we making government work? Why do we accept goals for government that our founding fathers would have thought outrageous?



Safety net? Fvck that. Who gave my ancestors a "safety net" when they gave up everything for a boat ride from England?


Where was the "safety net" for Lewis and Clark?


Re read Aesop's fables on plane.


God helps those that help themselves.


Posted by: Nip Sip at September 25, 2015 08:59 PM (jJRIy)

427 No man is an island. He's a peninsula.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 25, 2015 08:59 PM (W5DcG)

428 "423 What was Bill Nye's argument anyway? Abortion is just a medical procedure so who cares if someone dies?
"

That because miscarriages happen conception is totes not the creation of a human being.

Posted by: Lauren at September 25, 2015 08:59 PM (RCx12)

429 *HARELIP*

*WOOD EYE*

it's usually the other way around

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 25, 2015 08:59 PM (KCxzN)

430 and get off the train at Willoughby

If you get off the train at willowby you keep missing new blog posts.

Posted by: Rod Serling at September 25, 2015 08:59 PM (7yBHX)

431 There's even a Climate Chaos Coalition.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 08:59 PM (gcGvX)

432 285 263 Let me slip into something more comfortable...ahhhhh
Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter
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A Bourbon & ginger ale? 2 steps ahead of ya...

Posted by: Chi at September 25, 2015 08:11 PM (foBj9)


Chi! You're alive!!!!!

Posted by: cthuhu at September 25, 2015 08:59 PM (EzgxV)

433 Ricardo I'm looking for one

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 25, 2015 09:00 PM (fgSDS)

434 Bill Nye is to science as Sheldon Cooper is to quarterbacks.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 25, 2015 09:00 PM (bLnSU)

435 Rumspringer, mate.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 09:00 PM (gcGvX)

436
The Jehova's Witnesses used to predict the end of the world to the exact date. Every so often, as you can imagine, they'd push the date forward.

The Jehova's Witnesses stopped predicting the exact date, eventually, and now just say The End Is Coming.

It's all bullshit.

Posted by: Soothsayer, only 1 day left until Climate Chaos at September 25, 2015 09:00 PM (F1s01)

437 " Bill Nye is to science what Jay Cutler is to Quarterbacks."


Now that's just being mean to Bill Nye.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 25, 2015 09:00 PM (7Kl+K)

438 wish TFG & the politicians would leave me alone on an island. "

Meh, leave them on the island, with lottsa surveillance cameras so we can watch them go all lord of the flies.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 25, 2015 09:00 PM (Vm8WO)

439 An end is Nye.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 09:01 PM (gcGvX)

440 Bill Nye is a mechanical engineer. Your go to profession for abortion info

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 25, 2015 09:02 PM (Ii765)

441 405 Eris! What's up? Lou's a girl & Ms Tammy are supposed to be on the ont tonight. I've got a forced march with my name on it in a few, but I'll check in after that for as long as I can stay awake. We gotta start planning out Riverwalk invasion ... er excursion!
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 25, 2015 08:52 PM (Vm8WO)
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Beebs! Glad to see you're recovering from the strenuous life. We dames need to shanghai the ONT tonight, the boys are just too grim today. It's an 'ette's duty to improve moral, by force if necessary.

Oh, and Anna gave me fashion tips:

http://www.trashy.com/Toxic-Hooded-Cat-Ear-Teddy.18455-product.htm

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Scourge of the Atlantic Seaboard at September 25, 2015 09:02 PM (jR7Wy)

442 How many semesters of ManBearPig do Mechanical Engineers study?

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 09:03 PM (gcGvX)

443
Not that I need to tell y'all this but if a climate change bill was passed right after Katrina, obama and the Democrats (with the aiding and abetting of their media) would today be taking credit for the low number and severity of hurricanes.

They would do this. You know it; I know it; and they know it. I hate these people so much.

Posted by: Soothsayer, only 1 day left until Climate Chaos at September 25, 2015 09:04 PM (F1s01)

444 441 You could buy a girl for less than that.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 09:04 PM (gcGvX)

445 And everything can kill you.
Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 08:56 PM (zt+N6)
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What finally did you in?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Scourge of the Atlantic Seaboard at September 25, 2015 09:04 PM (jR7Wy)

446 "Scientism" instead of science.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at September 25, 2015 09:04 PM (S0bOl)

447
Chi! You're alive!!!!!
Posted by: cthuhu
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Alive and well and happy, sir.

I would like to state for the record that to the best of my knowledge, I had nothing to do with a Gorilla Tarantula delaying a Delta flight for 3 hours today.

Posted by: Chi at September 25, 2015 09:04 PM (foBj9)

448 Faint heart never won fair lady, fellas.



Definitely doesn't win an 'ette.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 25, 2015 08:42 PM (Vm8WO)



Fortune favors the bold.

Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter at September 25, 2015 09:04 PM (UQGss)

449 Bill Nye really is an asshole.

He's a political activists who likes to pretend to be a scientist.

His argument for abortion is basically the same as George Carlins ("how come when we end the life of a human egg, its murder, and when we end the life of a chicken egg, its an omelette?")

Which uh... was funnier from George Carlin, who didn't pretend to be some kind of "objective scientist."

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at September 25, 2015 09:05 PM (AkOaV)

450 After the initial euphoria, I settled down and realized that this is like that heavy traffic thing.

You know that heavy traffic thing where you are crawling and switching lanes when you can to get ahead, but some fool keeps passive-aggressing you and staying in the way.

Finally you get past the idiot and pump your fist. Then you look ahead at all the tailights and think, "Oh well, at least there's one less idiot".

But I still in a minor celebration about it. Do we know if there was an unfavorable vote count in the offing?

Posted by: Meremortal at September 25, 2015 09:05 PM (hTqVx)

451 I can't wait to see how Boehner screws us over in the next five weeks.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at September 25, 2015 09:05 PM (q20+R)

452 Nye isn't an engineer. He got a bachelor's in engineering, but his career is "b-grade celebrity."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 25, 2015 09:06 PM (bLnSU)

453 How come no one told me Cthuhu was from H.P. Lovecraft?

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 09:06 PM (gcGvX)

454 .I know a good liquor store, and then you could watch The Twilight Zone... and get off the train at Willoughby
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby
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This is part of my despair. When angry spiteful animals like clockboy succeed in guilting western civilization into committing suicide, will they be able to produce anything like the Twilight Zone? Or will it just be "try to memorize the Qu'ran"? The death of large segments of what it means to be human. No more Handel's Messiah. Fuck you, clockboy.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 25, 2015 09:06 PM (1Zmfg)

455 That because miscarriages happen conception is totes not the creation of a human being.


Bill Nye the Eugenics Guy.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 25, 2015 09:06 PM (NGd+i)

456 Goliath tarantulas. They come out at night...mostly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LmyyXcE6rw

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Scourge of the Atlantic Seaboard at September 25, 2015 09:06 PM (jR7Wy)

457 http://www.trashy.com/Toxic-Hooded-Cat-Ear-Teddy.18455-product.htm



mee-yowza...

Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter at September 25, 2015 09:07 PM (UQGss)

458 His argument for abortion is basically the same as George Carlins ("how
come when we end the life of a human egg, its murder, and when we end
the life of a chicken egg, its an omelette?")



Um, because the chicken eggs we eat aren't fertilized?

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at September 25, 2015 09:07 PM (q20+R)

459 How come no one told me Cthuhu was from H.P. Lovecraft?

I thought it was from Taco Bell.

Posted by: freaked at September 25, 2015 09:07 PM (BO/km)

460 434 Bill Nye is to science as Sheldon Cooper is to quarterbacks.


Gay?

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 25, 2015 09:07 PM (NGd+i)

461 @ 451 I expect surrender & capitulation with a side order of tears.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 25, 2015 09:08 PM (fgSDS)

462 New entry in the longbow v. crossbow debate.

http://tinyurl.com/px6mzld

Posted by: The Great White Snark at September 25, 2015 09:08 PM (Nwg0u)

463 Whatever it was it tasted great! :^)
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 25, 2015 08:38 PM (1+XCd)

Is this going to be like that MASH episode where Father Mulcahey gets drunk?

Posted by: Meremortal at September 25, 2015 09:09 PM (hTqVx)

464 366 Faint heart never won fair lady, fellas.

Definitely doesn't win an 'ette.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 25, 2015 08:42 PM (Vm8WO)


Oh well, I've got my kittehs, anyway.

Posted by: rickl at September 25, 2015 09:09 PM (sdi6R)

465 434 Bill Nye is to science as Sheldon Cooper is to quarterbacks.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 25, 2015 09:00 PM (bLnSU)



Sheldon Cooper is from Texas. Football is ubiquitous in Texas. Sheldon Cooper certainly knows more about being a quarterback than Bill Nye does about Science.

Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 09:09 PM (zt+N6)

466 The Duke Boys had one of those.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 09:09 PM (gcGvX)

467 Mine Nyes will see the glory of the coming of the Lord.
He is trampling out Planned Parenthood where the baby parts are stored.
He hath loosed the fateful lightning on those traffickers of gore.
His truth is marching on.

Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

Posted by: Preparation-H at September 25, 2015 09:10 PM (S7x7a)

468 Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at September 25, 2015 09:05 PM (AkOaV)

Since the eggs we eat are unfertilized that doesn't make a whole lot of comparable sense.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at September 25, 2015 09:10 PM (3UF8d)

469 I expect surrender capitulation with a side order of tears.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 25, 2015 09:08 PM (fgSDS)



I expect he and his vichy cabal will do everything in their power to give Obama and the Democrats everything they want, but how would that be any different from what has been going on for the past five years.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at September 25, 2015 09:10 PM (q20+R)

470 How ever much it matters. It's good the horde knows the TZ references. I feel old too much.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 25, 2015 09:11 PM (Ii765)

471 Good take ace. Chaos is good.

Job security.

Posted by: Maxwell Smart at September 25, 2015 09:11 PM (W5DcG)

472 Sheldon Cooper is from Texas. Football is ubiquitous in Texas. Sheldon Cooper certainly knows more about being a quarterback than Bill Nye does about Science.
Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 09:09 PM (zt+N6)
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Didn't Sheldon have a mind for football stats? Seem to recall him winning over one of the girls' dads that way.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Scourge of the Atlantic Seaboard at September 25, 2015 09:11 PM (jR7Wy)

473 Tomorrow it is going to hit 100 degrees again and next week the high 90s. This sucks.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 25, 2015 09:11 PM (iQIUe)

474 @ 460

Bill Nye is to science as Jay Cutler is too HOF quarterbacks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 25, 2015 09:11 PM (fgSDS)

475 This Pope said he believed in evolution because God was not a magician.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 09:12 PM (gcGvX)

476 u gonna buy an island?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 25, 2015 08:58 PM (7Kl+K)


You can build one, like the Chinese.

Posted by: bergerbilder at September 25, 2015 09:12 PM (+jijM)

477

Rush picked the wrong day to take off. I was really looking forward to hearing his analysis on Boehner.

Instead I heard Buck Sexton's analysis, which is okay, but he's not Rush.

btw, Buck Sexton might be the most awesome real name ever.

Posted by: Soothsayer, only 1 day left until Climate Chaos at September 25, 2015 09:12 PM (F1s01)

478 I have probably a dumb question, but will ask anyway.

Can't the 30 conservatives who pulled the rug out from under Weepy Boehner threaten to do the same thing if McCarthy and Co are nominated?

Posted by: Marybeth at September 25, 2015 09:12 PM (7egrg)

479 How come no one told me Cthuhu was from H.P. Lovecraft?
Posted by: Boss Moss

---

You're joking, right. please say you're joking. And it's Cthulhu: Ph'nglui mg'lw nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh w'gah nagl fh'tagn

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 25, 2015 09:13 PM (1Zmfg)

480 Didn't Sheldon have a mind for football stats? Seem to recall him winning over one of the girls' dads that way.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Scourge of the Atlantic Seaboard at September 25, 2015 09:11 PM (jR7Wy



Yeah. That's why I used "Football is ubiquitous in Texas." That's the line he used on the show when it was revealed that he knows football.

Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 09:13 PM (zt+N6)

481
This Pope said he believed in evolution because God was not a magician.

Isn't he an asshole. Frances could not be a bigger piece of shit, in my view.

Posted by: Soothsayer, only 1 day left until Climate Chaos at September 25, 2015 09:13 PM (F1s01)

482 Instead I heard Buck Sexton's analysis, which is okay, but he's not Rush.
Posted by: Soothsayer, only 1 day left until Climate Chaos


There's always Monday.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 25, 2015 09:13 PM (W5DcG)

483 447
Chi! You're alive!!!!!
Posted by: cthuhu
--------------------
Alive and well and happy, sir.

I would like to state for the record that to the best of my knowledge, I had nothing to do with a Gorilla Tarantula delaying a Delta flight for 3 hours today.

Posted by: Chi at September 25, 2015 09:04 PM (foBj9)





I hope you kids managed to have some fun, despite missing out on playing miniature golf.

Posted by: cthuhu at September 25, 2015 09:13 PM (EzgxV)

484 444
441 You could buy a girl for less than that.


Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 09:04 PM (gcGvX)


http://tinyurl.com/mwlk3d3

Posted by: Nip Sip at September 25, 2015 09:14 PM (jJRIy)

485
I don't think Frances believes in God, anyway. He's a politician. And Frances is probably a pedophile and a homosexual, too.

Posted by: Soothsayer, only 1 day left until Climate Chaos at September 25, 2015 09:14 PM (F1s01)

486 Buck looks like he is about 17 years old.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 25, 2015 09:14 PM (W5DcG)

487 Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 09:12 PM (gcGvX)

You can buy an island in the Bahamas for less than a million.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at September 25, 2015 09:15 PM (3UF8d)

488 "This Pope said he believed in evolution because God was not a magician.

Isn't he an asshole. Frances could not be a bigger piece of shit, in my view."

Yeah, but he's the last one.

Posted by: Malachi at September 25, 2015 09:15 PM (hTqVx)

489 DangerGirl, I expect a Nancy Pelosi type of agenda. If the cons were smart they would rid us of Boner now and not 5 weeks from now

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 25, 2015 09:15 PM (fgSDS)

490 This Pope said he believed in evolution because God was not a magician.

.............

Really???? This is why I am not a catholic.

Posted by: Molly k at September 25, 2015 09:15 PM (zS+qK)

491 We should be looking for Not Quite So Evil Evil Spock, not a deranged, sword-slinging Sulu to move from Chief Navigator to Captain.

So Romney.

Posted by: Jean at September 25, 2015 09:16 PM (w5jBN)

492 479 How come no one told me Cthuhu was from H.P. Lovecraft?
Posted by: Boss Moss

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You're joking, right. please say you're joking. And it's Cthulhu: Ph'nglui mg'lw nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh w'gah nagl fh'tagn
Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 25, 2015 09:13 PM (1Zmfg)


I'm not up on Lovecraft, but did the planet Pluto have something to do with his mythology? Because one of the geographical features on Pluto has been tentatively named Cthulhu Regio.

Posted by: rickl at September 25, 2015 09:16 PM (sdi6R)

493 Here we go:

Michael Sam: I'd Still Be In the NFL if I Hadn't Come Out

http://goo.gl/l7F11e

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 25, 2015 09:16 PM (iQIUe)

494 I am ashamed to admit I just picked Cooper from a list of TV nerds. I don't watch TV.

I just happened to pick a TV nerd who knew football.

I would have been more careful with baseball, because TV writers have a thing for baseball, for some reason.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 25, 2015 09:17 PM (bLnSU)

495 In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.

SMOD is an attenuated conceptual ripoff of Cthulhu.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 25, 2015 09:17 PM (1Zmfg)

496 Bergoglio was boosted into that position by cardinals who are pro-homosexuality: http://tinyurl.com/nfnwhl6

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 25, 2015 09:17 PM (aLXXe)

497 the Speaker's most important job is 'protecting this institution'.

In that case, thanks for vacating your post.

Posted by: t-bird at September 25, 2015 09:17 PM (FcR7P)

498 I'm not up on Lovecraft, but did the planet Pluto have something to do with his mythology? Because one of the geographical features on Pluto has been tentatively named Cthulhu Regio.

Posted by: rickl at September 25, 2015 09:16 PM (sdi6R)


Nah. Its because it sort of looked like a mass with tentacles.

Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 09:17 PM (zt+N6)

499 The only reason Sheldon talked about football was because of Penney. And because of Nebraska football. My team. Who suck. Now where was I?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 25, 2015 09:17 PM (Ii765)

500 Pope says God is not a magician with a magic wand.

http://tinyurl.com/qcoxukp

NPR.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 09:18 PM (gcGvX)

501 485
I don't think Frances believes in God, anyway. He's a politician. And Frances is probably a pedophile and a homosexual, too.

Posted by: Soothsayer, only 1 day left until Climate Chaos at September 25, 2015 09:14 PM (F1s01)


He's a farce and an embarrassment. And I say that with all due respect to my Roman Catholic faith.

What makes me even more angry is that I had to furiously nod my head in agreement with everything Rubio said about Pope Lenin. THAT was infuriating - and painful.

Posted by: Marybeth at September 25, 2015 09:18 PM (7egrg)

502 Steve Urkel?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 25, 2015 09:18 PM (bLnSU)

503 'I don't think Frances believes in God, anyway. He's a politician. And Frances is probably a pedophile and a homosexual, too.'


Maybe South Park can give him the Trump Treatment. Wouldn't that be funny?

Posted by: sarcastic freaked at September 25, 2015 09:18 PM (BO/km)

504 Shut your pie hole Mikey Sam.,you couldn't even make it in the CFL

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 25, 2015 09:18 PM (fgSDS)

505 ***"This Pope said he believed in evolution because God was not a magician."***


So he doesn't think God created the universe??


Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 25, 2015 09:18 PM (Wckf4)

506
hobo, I am genuinely concerned about Benedict.

Where is he??

Posted by: Soothsayer, only 1 day left until Climate Chaos at September 25, 2015 09:18 PM (F1s01)

507 Which uh... was funnier from George Carlin, who didn't pretend to be some kind of "objective scientist."

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at September 25, 2015 09:05 PM (AkOaV)


George Carlin was never funny

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 09:19 PM (DiZBp)

508 485


I don't think Frances believes in God, anyway. He's a politician. And Frances is probably a pedophile and a homosexual, too.

Posted by: Soothsayer, only 1 day left until Climate Chaos at September 25, 2015 09:14 PM (F1s01)

There is a difference?

Posted by: Nip Sip at September 25, 2015 09:19 PM (jJRIy)

509 In fact. Call of Cthulhu was from 1928. Pluto was discovered in 1930.

Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 09:19 PM (zt+N6)

510
I think we all know Benedict is locked away in the Vatican.

Posted by: Soothsayer, only 1 day left until Climate Chaos at September 25, 2015 09:19 PM (F1s01)

511 And because of Nebraska football. My team. Who suck. Now where was I?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 25, 2015 09:17 PM (Ii765)


My aunt's team as well.

you don't live in Southwest Iowa, do you?

Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter at September 25, 2015 09:19 PM (UQGss)

512 "btw, Buck Sexton might be the most awesome real name ever."

Meh. It's okay.

Posted by: Armie Hammer at September 25, 2015 09:19 PM (7Kl+K)

513 Since the eggs we eat are unfertilized that doesn't make a whole lot of comparable sense.

Imagine if eggs were crunchy. Yuck.

Posted by: t-bird at September 25, 2015 09:19 PM (FcR7P)

514 #478 Marybeth

This still could turn out to be one of those "let's make the most minor of cosmetic changes and tell the dumbasses (our constituents, the unwashed. I.e....the conservative base) major changes have been made"

Yes, they have that much contempt for us.

Jury's out


Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at September 25, 2015 09:19 PM (7RXcs)

515 Kaley Cuoco and her husband of 21 months, Ryan Sweeting, have called it quits on their marriage.
=========

Shit, why did they even bother?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 25, 2015 09:19 PM (iQIUe)

516 Michael Sam: I'd Still Be In the NFL if I Hadn't Come Out

And let that be a lesson to ya.

Posted by: Tom Brady at September 25, 2015 09:19 PM (hTqVx)

517 497 the Speaker's most important job is 'protecting this institution'.

In that case, thanks for vacating your post.

Posted by: t-bird at September 25, 2015 09:17 PM (FcR7P)

............

Just saw an article on FB (I know ) that said now that Bohner is gone compromise is dead. I'm about to blow.

Posted by: Molly k at September 25, 2015 09:19 PM (zS+qK)

518 >>I don't think Frances believes in God, anyway. He's a politician. And Frances is probably a pedophile and a homosexual, too.


I don't know. I kind of like the guy.

Posted by: Harry Reid at September 25, 2015 09:20 PM (c7vUv)

519 One can disagree with the Pontiff without resorting to foul language, for fvck's sake. Save that for the GOPe.

Here's some gregorian chant to soothe the soul:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ElL8hdQD_4

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Scourge of the Atlantic Seaboard at September 25, 2015 09:20 PM (jR7Wy)

520 ...If ace's theory is correct what's stopping the Dems from voting for Boehner's lieutenants ?...
chairmanships. Majority party gets the chairmanships. Switch parties or pretend to be an elephant. Boener resigning this way is an attempt to give them cover. Probably won't work out for the poor damed RINOs. But it has worked out for them in the past.

Posted by: why at September 25, 2015 09:20 PM (PGh+Q)

521 George Carlin was never funny
Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 09:19 PM (DiZBp)

oh please, he's hilarious.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at September 25, 2015 09:20 PM (AkOaV)

522 This Pope said he believed in evolution because God was not a magician.



.............



Really???? This is why I am not a catholic.

Posted by: Molly k at September 25, 2015 09:15 PM (zS+qK)


I don't think he is either

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 09:20 PM (DiZBp)

523 George Carlin was never funny


Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 09:19 PM (DiZBp)



*lights burner under tar vat*

Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter at September 25, 2015 09:20 PM (UQGss)

524
Rubio talks a good game about the commies in Cuba, but he's toothless.

Posted by: Soothsayer, only 1 day left until Climate Chaos at September 25, 2015 09:20 PM (F1s01)

525 ...and that gives me an idea. Serve liberals omelets made from half-hatched eggs. Hey, it's not a chicken yet!

Posted by: t-bird at September 25, 2015 09:20 PM (FcR7P)

526
57 Can we farm that out to Tonya Harding?
Posted by: fluffy at September 25, 2015 06:55 PM (2iV3X)

Tonya Harding failed.... Kerrigan actually skated at the Olympics...She skated shitty but skated....And Harding doesn't know how to give a BJ and she was a shitty fuck

Posted by: Nevergiveup

Turn her over.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at September 25, 2015 09:21 PM (QdAXQ)

527 I watched that South Park and didn't see the Prime Minister of Canada or Mr. Garrison as Donald Trump.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 09:21 PM (gcGvX)

528 509
In fact. Call of Cthulhu was from 1928. Pluto was discovered in 1930.

Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 09:19 PM (zt+N6)

No way man! That was on Ride the Lighning in 1984!

Posted by: Metalhead at September 25, 2015 09:21 PM (Ai+61)

529 493: I'm shocked that he is such a narcissistic drama queen.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 25, 2015 09:21 PM (NGd+i)

530 DangerGirl, I expect a Nancy Pelosi type of agenda.
If the cons were smart they would rid us of Boner now and not 5 weeks
from now

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 25, 2015 09:15 PM (fgSDS)



*fistbump* Right on, big bro.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at September 25, 2015 09:21 PM (q20+R)

531 Um, because the chicken eggs we eat aren't fertilized?

It's the dumbest pro-child-murder argument imaginable. We also eat full-grown chickens. Is Bill really calling for someone to fillet him and stuff him in a smoker?

Posted by: logic isn't their strong suit at September 25, 2015 09:21 PM (7yBHX)

532 " ***"This Pope said he believed in evolution because God was not a magician."*** "


That's a Hell of a thing to say. God did just a bit more than pull a rabbit out a hat or do card tricks.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 25, 2015 09:22 PM (7Kl+K)

533 516 Michael Sam: I'd Still Be In the NFL if I Hadn't Come Out

And let that be a lesson to ya.

Posted by: Tom Brady at September 25, 2015 09:19 PM (hTqVx)



Yeah better to just find yourself a hot wife. Who...Kind of looks like...a dude.

Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 09:22 PM (zt+N6)

534

GEORGE CARLIN WAS NEVER FUNNY???

Posted by: Al "Slim" Sharpton at September 25, 2015 09:22 PM (hTqVx)

535 521 George Carlin was never funny
Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 09:19 PM (DiZBp)

oh please, he's hilarious.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at September 25, 2015 09:20 PM (AkOaV)


Agreed. And late in his life he had an absolutely glorious rant about the arrogance of environmentalists.

Posted by: rickl at September 25, 2015 09:22 PM (sdi6R)

536 I don't think Frances believes in God, anyway. He's a politician. And Frances is probably a pedophile and a homosexual, too.
Posted by: Soothsayer, only 1 day left until Climate Chaos at September 25, 2015 09:14 PM



I don't think Soothsayer believes in God, anyway. He's a politician. And Soothsayer is lrobably a pedophile and a homosexual, too.

Posted by: bergerbilder at September 25, 2015 09:22 PM (+jijM)

537 The Pontiff is a man. That's all. Treat him like you would any man who is being worshiped by idolaters. eg look out for his crazy groupies.

Posted by: manly truth at September 25, 2015 09:23 PM (PGh+Q)

538 George Carlin was never funny


Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 09:19 PM (DiZBp

Oh man, that's just sacrilege.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at September 25, 2015 09:23 PM (fcAgA)

539 Just saw an article on FB (I know ) that said now that Bohner is gone compromise is dead. I'm about to blow.
-------------------

The article was probably quoting Harry Reid, who posted that on Twitter. Of course, Harry Reid is the last person who should be complaining about others not compromising.

Posted by: junior at September 25, 2015 09:23 PM (PVi+Q)

540 ***"I don't think he is either


Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 09:20 PM (DiZBp) "***


I'm beginning to think the guy's an atheist.


I'm not a Catholic, so how did this guy ever get the position?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 25, 2015 09:23 PM (Wckf4)

541 "Pope says God is not a magician with a magic wand."

Yeah I mean it's not like he just spoke the universe into being or something...

Posted by: Lauren at September 25, 2015 09:23 PM (S5zql)

542 Michael Sam: I'd Still Be In the NFL if I Hadn't Come Out



http://goo.gl/l7F11e

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 25, 2015 09:16 PM (iQIUe)


ahahaha. No one would have known about him if he hadn't.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 09:23 PM (DiZBp)

543 Of course God is not a magician. You don't have to be a Pope to figure that out.

Posted by: freaked at September 25, 2015 09:24 PM (BO/km)

544 The only person I could accept in the Speakers chair is David Brat.

That would send a loud and clear message.

We need an agenda driven idealog as Speaker.

The time for less than even half measures is over.


Posted by: Kreplach at September 25, 2015 09:24 PM (WVvzl)

545 523 George Carlin was never funny
Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 09:19 PM (DiZBp)
----
"I used to be Irish Catholic" is one of my favorite bits.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Scourge of the Atlantic Seaboard at September 25, 2015 09:24 PM (jR7Wy)

546 Tonya Harding failed.... Kerrigan actually skated at the Olympics...She
skated shitty but skated....And Harding doesn't know how to give a BJ
and she was a shitty fuck



Posted by: Nevergiveup




You do know that Harding never wielded the knife, right? Not arguing about the rest of it (except to say that even the worst I've had was at least OK) but IIRC it was never even determined for sure that she hired the guy to do it (although the suspicion was surely there).

Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter at September 25, 2015 09:24 PM (UQGss)

547 I hit send too quick about no more compromise that I saw on FB. It was all my liberal friends who were sad.

Posted by: Molly k at September 25, 2015 09:24 PM (zS+qK)

548 bergerbilder, your butthurt is strong.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 25, 2015 09:24 PM (Wckf4)

549 "I think we all know Benedict is locked away in the Vatican."

There are dozens of them there. One floor below the cathedral.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 25, 2015 09:24 PM (hTqVx)

550 157
Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 07:07 PM (zt+N6)
You want Mirror universe bisexual Kira
You'll settle for Mirror universe Sulu
You'll get Wesley Crusher
Posted by: To Boldly Go Where No Hat Has Gone Before at September 25, 2015 07:10 PM (vBeA5)
You'll get Clint Howard as Balok.

Posted by: Punching up

Let me know how you like the tranya.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at September 25, 2015 09:25 PM (QdAXQ)

551 I can get the Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft for under $25 in hardcover from Amazon.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 09:25 PM (gcGvX)

552
A fan of Frances. That's nice.

Posted by: Soothsayer, only 1 day left until Climate Chaos at September 25, 2015 09:25 PM (F1s01)

553 Now I'm going to be confused when I ask someone if something's right and they respond ' is the Pope Catholic?'

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at September 25, 2015 09:25 PM (3UF8d)

554 "*lights burner under tar vat*"


Always liked Carlin.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 25, 2015 09:26 PM (7Kl+K)

555 I see all this silly, vague talk about change, hope and dreaming, like in a speech by President Obama, while you en passant exclude the entire current leadership team from succeding Boehner. Would you mind dreaming us a new Speaker when you are done dreaming about hoping for changing?

Posted by: Begonia at September 25, 2015 09:26 PM (/JZxS)

556 I'm not being worshiped by idolater and I don't have any groupies. And I don't dress nearly as fancy as the Pope. And I don't have a fish head hat. And I don't command billions of dollars. But to the best of my knowledge God loves me as much as he loves the Pope and helps me as much as he helps the Pope.At least I like to think so. :-)

Posted by: manly truth at September 25, 2015 09:26 PM (PGh+Q)

557 I wonder what the former Pope Benedict thinks of all of this...

Posted by: junior at September 25, 2015 09:26 PM (PVi+Q)

558 I'm not up on Lovecraft, but did the planet Pluto have something to do with his mythology? Because one of the geographical features on Pluto has been tentatively named Cthulhu Regio.Posted by: rickl

---

Never saw anything like that. But I've never read S. T. Joshi. Joshi would be the definitive source.

The easiest method: Go to robertmprice.minvendor.com

he's an atheist, a nice conservative one like ace and myself. He easily knows as much about Lovecraft as Joshi, and if you click the biblegeek link and email him a lovecraft question, he will eagerly answer it on the next edition of the biblegeek, even though it has nothing to do with the bible. He's just a lovecraft afficionado. You will not regret it.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 25, 2015 09:26 PM (1Zmfg)

559 Pope says God is not a magician with a magic wand.

http://tinyurl.com/qcoxukp

NPR.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 09:18 PM (gcGvX)


I beg to differ.

Posted by: Mary *wink*wink*nudge*nude* at September 25, 2015 09:26 PM (vBeA5)

560 I'm not a Catholic, so how did this guy ever get the position?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 25, 2015 09:23 PM (Wckf4)



I have no idea how this one was chosen. I'm hoping when he goes back to Rome they've changed all of the locks on the door. With a one way plane ticket to Argentina waiting for him

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 09:27 PM (DiZBp)

561 There are probably gay players in the NFL right now. Sometimes I really wish one would come out and say "I'm gay, my teammates all know it, the coaches all know it, and the management all know it. And none of them care. Michael Sam is full of shit and whines because he can't play at this level."

Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 09:27 PM (zt+N6)

562 Does the Pope $hit in the woods?

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 09:27 PM (gcGvX)

563 "There, there, don't worry, Johnny. You're a free-range RINO now.

You'll be happy, grazing on tax-payor cheetos all up and down the rich K Street veldt...

http://tinyurl.com/qhxt6l6

Posted by: Unca' Newtie at September 25, 2015 09:27 PM (LHLRD)

564 Lovecraft and Pluto:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuggoth

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Scourge of the Atlantic Seaboard at September 25, 2015 09:27 PM (jR7Wy)

565
DON'T SPEAK OF ILL OF THE POOP!

Posted by: Soothsayer, only 1 day left until Climate Chaos at September 25, 2015 09:27 PM (F1s01)

566 Did you get enough rounds of miniature golf?

Posted by: cthuhu at September 25, 2015 07:09 PM (EzgxV)

Lol.

Posted by: Blano at September 25, 2015 09:27 PM (heN73)

567 Imagine if eggs were crunchy. Yuck.
Posted by: t-bird at September 25, 2015 09:19 PM (FcR7P)

H8er

Posted by: Balut at September 25, 2015 09:27 PM (fcAgA)

568 George Carlin was a funny guy. Always raging against stupidity.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 25, 2015 09:27 PM (Ii765)

569
Always liked Carlin.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 25, 2015 09:26 PM (7Kl+K)



good...goood...we'll kill you last then...

Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter at September 25, 2015 09:27 PM (UQGss)

570 Kaley Cuoco and her husband of 21 months, Ryan Sweeting, have called it quits on their marriage.

-
Sorry to hear that. I pretty much like her.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at September 25, 2015 09:28 PM (Nwg0u)

571 549 "I think we all know Benedict is locked away in the Vatican."

There are dozens of them there. One floor below the cathedral.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 25, 2015 09:24 PM (hTqVx)


My husband, who didn't care for Benedict too much, now wants him back.

Can't Benedict, being Pope Emeritus, pull rank on Pope Lenin and kick his Socialist rear to the curb?

Posted by: Marybeth at September 25, 2015 09:28 PM (7egrg)

572 shit robertmprice.mindvendor.com

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 25, 2015 09:28 PM (1Zmfg)

573 So I'm trying to figure this out......the pope doesn't believe God created Adam and Eve. Then he must not believe in God. Or does he just believe he worked 5 days and then 2 took days of rest? This makes no sense.

Posted by: Molly k at September 25, 2015 09:28 PM (zS+qK)

574
I have no idea how this one was chosen.

the link in #496 might shed some light on it for you

Posted by: Soothsayer, only 1 day left until Climate Chaos at September 25, 2015 09:28 PM (F1s01)

575 I dont know how a judge can say that a guy who has a penis and testicles is a woman. The only thing Bruce has are implants. What if he never goes forward with the operation? Does he go back to court and legally change his sex again? That's such bullshit. Now taking hormones and putting on a dress makes you female??? And bruce is one ugly female. Not sure why he always has that stupid look on his face.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 25, 2015 09:28 PM (iQIUe)

576 "...Harding doesn't know how to give a BJ ..."
I thought she did a pretty good job. Her POS husband had a long one and she just about choked herself on it.

Posted by: manly truth at September 25, 2015 09:29 PM (PGh+Q)

577 "Australia is great in many ways, and I want to go someday, but they are
essentially a 'soft' police state. Rather very socialist."

The Aussies hate the British "poms", but they have British disease themselves, and a badly advanced case of it, too.

I recall an investment analyst referring to the Australian workforce as being "so laid back as to be positively recumbent".

Plus: a large and aggressive contingent of imported muzzies who have performed terror attacks both within and outside of Oz, and are up to the same rapey ways they have demonstrated in Europe. Extensive gun control nonsense. Heavy economic reliance on exporting bulk commodities to China just as China is starting to economically implode. Oh, and the world's largest collection of poisonous wildlife, everything from plants to snakes to jellyfish to SCARY-ASS SPIDERS.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 25, 2015 09:29 PM (noWW6)

578 So creation was hocus pokus? Next thing God didn't give man dominion over the earth

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 25, 2015 09:30 PM (fgSDS)

579 If I identify as a disabled person, do I get a check?

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 09:30 PM (gcGvX)

580 Begonia,


You could always go write your own blog post if you need ace to do your thinking for you.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 25, 2015 09:30 PM (Wckf4)

581 >>Not sure why he always has that stupid look on his face.

He's transitioning to a woman.

Posted by: The Donald at September 25, 2015 09:30 PM (c7vUv)

582 Hey Barky, want to see me pull a rabbit out of my hat?

Posted by: The Big Magician at September 25, 2015 09:31 PM (W5DcG)

583 ***"This Pope said he believed in evolution because God was not a magician."***


I'm a Protestant so my opinion means nothing regarding Catholics, but could we get that German Pope back? He liked cats too. A plus!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 25, 2015 09:31 PM (NGd+i)

584 See, John the XXIII was smart. When he made all the big changes he threw in some bones, like; "OK, you won't go to hell anymore if you have a steak on Friday."

Greasing skids as it were.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 25, 2015 09:31 PM (hTqVx)

585 The fish on Friday is some kind of a rule?

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 09:32 PM (gcGvX)

586 "I see all this silly, vague talk about change, hope and dreaming, like
in a speech by President Obama, while you en passant exclude the entire
current leadership team from succeding Boehner."

"Leadership" team, eh?

Let's go to Inigo Montoya, live in the field with Action 5 News.

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

Posted by: torquewrench at September 25, 2015 09:32 PM (noWW6)

587 581 >>Not sure why he always has that stupid look on his face.

He's transitioning to a woman


ooo!

Posted by: freaked at September 25, 2015 09:32 PM (BO/km)

588 538
George Carlin was never funny





Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 09:19 PM (DiZBp

Carlin has a Yankee edge. His stuff was always, hey you know "we people" are in the know and "those people" are idiots.


I think he's a prick.



60 years ago he couldn't have gotten a job on the Borscht circuit.

Posted by: Nip Sip at September 25, 2015 09:32 PM (jJRIy)

589 I hate to hurt my fellow Gohmert supports, but check my nick. No run for Speaker.

Posted by: Lumpy at September 25, 2015 09:33 PM (y/bte)

590 Not sure why he always has that stupid look on his face.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 25, 2015 09:28 PM (iQIUe)



That IS his face.

Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter at September 25, 2015 09:33 PM (UQGss)

591 @240 "... I'm not phased, but I recall discussing the concept of necessary and sufficient conditions in philosophy, not math."

Posted by: Insomniac at September 25, 2015 07:50 PM (FGIR


I think we covered that in High School Geometry, where you do proofs. One of those courses people enjoy saying that they never "used", yet here we are! I suppose things could be different in different states and time periods. I saw it in a Philosophy course called "Logic and Argument", in college, as well.

It's pretty basic. If it's not commonly taught, that explains a thing or two...

Posted by: Optimizer at September 25, 2015 09:33 PM (/q6+P)

592 See, John the XXIII was smart. When he made all the
big changes he threw in some bones, like; "OK, you won't go to hell
anymore if you have a steak on Friday."



Greasing skids as it were.





Posted by: Meremortal at September 25, 2015 09:31 PM (hTqVx)


John XXIII was awful. The LBJ of popes. Vatican II is the "Great Society" of the Catholic Church.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 09:33 PM (DiZBp)

593 What are all those velvet Fraternity hangings in Catholic Churches? They have Greek letters and stuff.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 09:33 PM (gcGvX)

594 Can't Benedict, being Pope Emeritus, pull rank on Pope Lenin and kick his Socialist rear to the curb?

Benedict most probably has dementia, or another serious health malady.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 09:34 PM (OpK2H)

595 585 The fish on Friday is some kind of a rule?


Yes. Why do you ask?

Posted by: Sandra's Fluke at September 25, 2015 09:34 PM (BO/km)

596 >>>Does the Pope $hit in the woods?


Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 09:27 PM (gcGvX)<<<

Goodness no, that's not environmentally friendly. I go on my gold plated Vatican toilet, and wipe with two ply 300 thread count Egyptian cotton rolls of t.p.

Posted by: General Pope Franco at September 25, 2015 09:34 PM (S7x7a)

597 Shame we couldn't get another Pope like John Paul again.


And while we're at it...shame we can't get another President like Reagan and another PM like Thatcher as well.

Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter at September 25, 2015 09:35 PM (UQGss)

598 "This makes no sense."


This Pope isn't so much on Christianity. Just not his thing.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 25, 2015 09:35 PM (7Kl+K)

599 Excellent work Ace, as usual!
I am going to reread it... but first, the Tranya.
https://youtu.be/IJOn9DFeINo

Posted by: Karl-Heinz von Leibniz at September 25, 2015 09:35 PM (n/3Xe)

600 559
Pope says God is not a magician with a magic wand.




Doesn't this sort of make all the claims that saints performed miracles sort of moot?



Can't have it both ways, idiot.

Posted by: Nip Sip at September 25, 2015 09:35 PM (jJRIy)

601 Can't Benedict, being Pope Emeritus, pull rank on Pope Lenin and kick his Socialist rear to the curb?
Posted by: Marybeth at September 25, 2015 09:28 PM (7egrg)

I was a Catholic in a former life but I don't know about the powers of a Pope Emeritus. Benedict may be in chains in the Scavi (second level below the cathedral, location of the tomb of St. Peter) for all we know.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 25, 2015 09:35 PM (hTqVx)

602 I remember Pat Summeral weeping uncontrollably at a freaking golf tournament just before he admitted he had a problem and turned his life around. Sound familiar?

Posted by: mc at September 25, 2015 09:35 PM (xuXpE)

603 553 Now I'm going to be confused when I ask someone if something's right and they respond ' is the Pope Catholic?'


I guess now you assume they are wrong.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 25, 2015 09:35 PM (NGd+i)

604 George Carlin started out funny then lost it. Sad. Remember when Rosie O'Donnell was funny. Now it would be funnier if she said she wanted someone to paint her ... instead of house. Bill Cosby isn't funny. Jokes about forgetting your bugler alarm password or you wife not letting you eat cookies aren't funny. But ... "Dammit get in here" "But Dad, Dammit is in the house. I'm Jesus Christ" ...
That was funny when he told it.

Posted by: manly truth at September 25, 2015 09:36 PM (PGh+Q)

605 The fish on Friday is some kind of a rule?


Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 09:32 PM (gcGvX)



There's no fish on Friday rule. We can't eat meat on Ash Wednesday or Fridays in Lent. But there isn't a requirement to eat fish.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 09:36 PM (DiZBp)

606 I think Saints have to perform two miracles to become Saints. They are sort of like magicians with magic wands.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 09:36 PM (gcGvX)

607 553 Now I'm going to be confused when I ask someone if something's right and they respond ' is the Pope Catholic?'


I guess now you assume they are wrong


Just stick with the one about the bear.

Posted by: Sandra's Fluke at September 25, 2015 09:37 PM (BO/km)

608 602 I remember Pat Summeral weeping uncontrollably at a freaking golf tournament just before he admitted he had a problem and turned his life around. Sound familiar?

..........

Thanks for reminding me. Just went and checked, looks like Spieth and Stenson are going to duke it out for the FedEx title.

Posted by: Molly k at September 25, 2015 09:37 PM (zS+qK)

609 "I'm a Protestant so my opinion means nothing regarding Catholics, but could we get that German Pope back?"

John Paul II, the Pole: tough, resilient, determined.

Benedict, the Bavarian German: polite, meticulous, scholarly, analytical.

Francis, the Argentinian: scatterbrained, socialist, Juan Peron in a pallium.

Every national stereotype contains a grain of truth.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 25, 2015 09:38 PM (noWW6)

610 Can somebody please tell Sonic that milkshakes are something you're supposed to be able to drink and not just icecream in a cup?!?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 25, 2015 09:38 PM (Wckf4)

611 541 "Pope says God is not a magician with a magic wand."

Yeah I mean it's not like he just spoke the universe into being or something...

Posted by: Lauren at September 25, 2015 09:23 PM (S5zql)


Well... apparently... the word was.. "Bang"... and it was BIG!

Posted by: BB Wolf at September 25, 2015 09:38 PM (qh617)

612 SCARY-ASS SPIDERS.



Posted by: torquewrench

In fact, a new, deadly venomous one was just discovered. Like last month. They just invent new deadly animals there all the time.

Posted by: traye at September 25, 2015 09:38 PM (0XuWb)

613 Posted by: Nip Sip at September 25, 2015 09:32 PM (jJRIy)

well as an irish catholic guy from the north east, i find him hilarious -- especially his early stuff.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 09:38 PM (AkOaV)

614 The fish on Friday is some kind of a rule?
Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 09:32 PM (gcGvX)

Until about '63 eating meat on Friday was a Mortal Sin in the Catholic Church. John the XXIII got rid of that. Fish was not considered meat.

Mortal Sin means the devil's got your soul, forever. Fire. Brimstone. Awful Offal, etc.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 25, 2015 09:39 PM (hTqVx)

615 ...they respond ' is the Pope Catholic?...

It should be "...is the Pope Socialist?..."
Or "...is the Pope Communist?..."
Or ""...does the Pope think aborted black lives matter?..."

Posted by: manly truth at September 25, 2015 09:39 PM (PGh+Q)

616 " The fish on Friday is some kind of a rule?"


Yeah. And it's good too.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 25, 2015 09:39 PM (7Kl+K)

617 Every national stereotype contains a grain of truth.

*nods*

Posted by: Tonto Kowalski at September 25, 2015 09:40 PM (7yBHX)

618 My religion forbids making love standing up cecause it is highly suggestive of dancing.

Posted by: bergerbilder at September 25, 2015 09:40 PM (+jijM)

619 "I used to be Irish Catholic" is one of my favorite bits.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Scourge of the Atlantic Seaboard at September 25, 2015 09:24 PM (jR7Wy)


He stopped being Irish?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 09:40 PM (DiZBp)

620 >>> I remember Pat Summeral weeping uncontrollably at a freaking golf tournament just before he admitted he had a problem and turned his life around. Sound familiar?

Did he become pope?

Posted by: fluffy at September 25, 2015 09:40 PM (2iV3X)

621 Why do Catholic church officials wear the fish head hat?

Posted by: manly truth at September 25, 2015 09:40 PM (PGh+Q)

622 Something is going down at LAX. Just saw a jumbo key fly over with a fighter escort

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 25, 2015 09:40 PM (Vm8WO)

623 Posted by: Molly k at September 25, 2015 09:37 PM (zS+qK)

Stetson can win the FedEx cup without having won a tournament except this one. Doesn't seem right especially if Speith or Day finish second.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at September 25, 2015 09:40 PM (3UF8d)

624 Every national stereotype contains a grain of truth.



Posted by: torquewrench at September 25, 2015 09:38 PM (noWW6)

Stereotypes are a limbic brain supported survival mechanism!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 25, 2015 09:40 PM (ftVQq)

625 Benedict most probably has dementia, or another serious health malady.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 09:34 PM (OpK2H)


If true, that would be a serious improvement over Pope Lenin.

Posted by: Marybeth at September 25, 2015 09:41 PM (7egrg)

626 >>>> Bill Cosby isn't funny.
Posted by: manly truth at September 25, 2015 09:36 PM (PGh+Q)
------

That's just not true. He is the funniest rapist out there.

Posted by: L, Elle at September 25, 2015 09:41 PM (2x3L+)

627 Kind of wonder what that whole no meat on Friday was all about. Most religious proscriptions had a fairly reasonable underlying reason (no pork because of trichinosis, which they didn't understand but damn sure understood "don't eat that or you get sick and die mysteriously", etc) so I wonder what that one came from.

Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter at September 25, 2015 09:41 PM (UQGss)

628 ...remember Pat Summeral weeping uncontrollably at a freaking golf tournament just before he admitted he had a problem and turned his life around....

Did he become speaker of the house?

Posted by: manly truth at September 25, 2015 09:41 PM (PGh+Q)

629 I'm just going to gloat that eventually there is going to be a Chick-Fil-a just across the street from where I work.

Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 09:41 PM (zt+N6)

630 well as an irish catholic guy from the north east, i find him hilarious -- especially his early stuff.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 09:38 PM (AkOaV)

Like I said, it's Yankee humor. You are a Yankee, you like it. I agree some of his early stuff was good.

He had some of the best timing for a punch line, but his material always had the same message, we're the smart guys, those other people are idiots.

Posted by: Nip Sip at September 25, 2015 09:41 PM (jJRIy)

631 Jumbo Key?

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 09:41 PM (gcGvX)

632 John Paul II, the Pole: tough, resilient, determined.

Benedict, the Bavarian German: polite, meticulous, scholarly, analytical.

Francis, the Argentinian: scatterbrained, socialist, Juan Peron in a pallium.


Brilliant.

Posted by: fluffy at September 25, 2015 09:42 PM (2iV3X)

633 619 "I used to be Irish Catholic" is one of my favorite bits.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Scourge of the Atlantic Seaboard at September 25, 2015 09:24 PM (jR7Wy)


He stopped being Irish?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 09:40 PM (DiZBp)
---
"I used to be Irish Catholic, now I'm an American...you know, you grow..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZGDKj6GUC0

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Scourge of the Atlantic Seaboard at September 25, 2015 09:42 PM (jR7Wy)

634 Not sure why he always has that stupid look on his face.
---
I suspect he's giddy that he's about to live out the ultimate male autogynephilic fantasy: becoming a lesbian. And he's certainly rich enough to pull that off, no matter how he looks. And yes, those white bathing suit pics are quite revolting.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 25, 2015 09:42 PM (1Zmfg)

635 "I remember Pat Summeral weeping uncontrollably at a freaking golf
tournament just before he admitted he had a problem and turned his life
around. Sound familiar?"

If we're going to replace the Chief Cheeto with another drunk, can we pick one this time who curses like a sailor on camera, drives cars up the front steps of the Capitol, and punches out annoying people? Also, random projectile vomiting during events such as Oval Office visits.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 25, 2015 09:42 PM (noWW6)

636 The pope was at LAX I think.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 09:43 PM (gcGvX)

637 John XXIII was awful. The LBJ of popes. Vatican II is the "Great Society" of the Catholic Church.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 09:33 PM (DiZBp)

The nuns loved him, let me tell you. I was taught by Sisters of St. Mary in elementary. Served their private morning mass. I was the only Texan who could pronounce Latin worth a damn.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 25, 2015 09:43 PM (hTqVx)

638 "I'm assuming people aren't just forgetting what the word "mustache" is and trying to think of a clever term for it."

I've hear it both ways.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 25, 2015 09:43 PM (VPLuQ)

639 This is an argument I have been having for 40 yrs. Why doesn't fish count as meat? Eat a pig, or cow, or sheep, or chicken. What do you eat? The Muscle. Why when you eat the fishes muscle is it no longer meat? And I have been known to buy those packs of livers and gizzards to cook up for snacks, hearts are my favorite. But I don't understand. Who made this decision? A Pope?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 25, 2015 09:43 PM (Ii765)

640 And they are flying over again right now

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 25, 2015 09:43 PM (sL/MH)

641 "I'm just going to gloat that eventually there is going to be a Chick-Fil-a just across the street from where I work."


Wow. You really are in heaven. Must be awesome to be dead.

Posted by: Sandra's Fluke at September 25, 2015 09:44 PM (BO/km)

642 >>> I remember Pat Summeral weeping uncontrollably at a
freaking golf tournament just before he admitted he had a problem and
turned his life around. Sound familiar?

Did he become pope?
Posted by: fluffy at September 25, 2015 09:40 PM (2iV3X)<<<



He's a good boy. A very good boy. And was an aspiring rapper.

Posted by: Pat Summeral's mother at September 25, 2015 09:44 PM (S7x7a)

643 Like I said, it's Yankee humor. You are a Yankee, you like it. I agree some of his early stuff was good.

Posted by: Nip Sip at September 25, 2015 09:41 PM (jJRIy)

Yankee humor?

First time I've heard that phrase.

As opposed to what, exactly?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 09:45 PM (AkOaV)

644 John Paul II, the Pole: tough, resilient, determined.

Benedict, the Bavarian German: polite, meticulous, scholarly, analytical.
---------------------

And once again a German takes something that was formerly held by a Pole!





On a somewhat related note, I've been seeing chatter elsewhere about what might have happened if the Cold War had Gone Hot. Apparently the Soviet plan went something along the lines of telling the Poles to kill lots of West Germans, and hoping that the war ended before the Poles remembered that they hated the Russians almost as much as the Germans.

Posted by: junior at September 25, 2015 09:45 PM (PVi+Q)

645 Boss Moss, the last saint, Serra, didn't perform miracles. As far as I can tell he was canonized on a "great guy and converted alot of people" clause.

Posted by: Lumpy at September 25, 2015 09:45 PM (y/bte)

646 Because false hope is better than no hope at all.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at September 25, 2015 09:45 PM (1ijHg)

647 Here is Carlin's brilliant rant about environmentalism. I think it's one of the best bits he ever did:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjmtSkl53h4

Posted by: rickl at September 25, 2015 09:45 PM (sdi6R)

648 Just the punchline....

In the name of the father , son and Holy Spirit you are now a fish.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at September 25, 2015 09:45 PM (3UF8d)

649 If we're going to replace the Chief Cheeto with
another drunk, can we pick one this time who curses like a sailor on
camera, drives cars up the front steps of the Capitol, and punches out
annoying people? Also, random projectile vomiting during events such as
Oval Office visits.



Posted by: torquewrench at September 25, 2015 09:42 PM (noWW6)


Pretty sure that guy is Canadian, but I don't know if he ever visited the Oral Orifice.

Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter at September 25, 2015 09:45 PM (UQGss)

650 About the meat.........I grew up in a very religious home, I'm pretty sure if not eating beef was in the bible I wouldn't have had to suffer through my mothers horrible roasts and goulash. Am I wrong?

Posted by: Molly k at September 25, 2015 09:46 PM (zS+qK)

651 "well as an irish catholic guy from the north east"


I knew there was something wrong with you. The NORTHEAST!?!

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 25, 2015 09:46 PM (7Kl+K)

652 "Dat der is dem yankee humor. Arrrr. git 'er done. Nascar!"

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 09:47 PM (AkOaV)

653 Remember the Payne Stewart jet crash? They said the crew probably couldnt think straight due to lack of O2 and therefore couldnt or were too late in turning on supplemental O2. Wouldnt it be smart to carry around on your body a little O2 pack that you can activate plus some sort of instrument that measures O2?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 25, 2015 09:48 PM (iQIUe)

654 They're taking off in pretty quick succession, and nothing seems to be landing.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 25, 2015 09:48 PM (Vm8WO)

655 If I keep drinking like this I'll be in no shape for the ONT.


Either that or I'll be in fine shape for the ONT.


Depends on the ONT, I guess.

Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter at September 25, 2015 09:48 PM (UQGss)

656 >>>If we're going to replace the Chief Cheeto with
another drunk, can we pick one this time who curses like a sailor on
camera, drives cars up the front steps of the Capitol, and punches out
annoying people? Also, random projectile vomiting during events such as
Oval Office visits.
Posted by: torquewrench at September 25, 2015 09:42 PM (noWW6)<<<



Fiiiiiiine, I'll be the Speaker.


... but first you will blow me.

Posted by: Mel Gibson at September 25, 2015 09:48 PM (S7x7a)

657 645 Boss Moss, the last saint, Serra, didn't perform miracles. As far as I can tell he was canonized on a "great guy and converted alot of people" clause.

Posted by: Lumpy at September 25, 2015 09:45 PM (y/bte)


...........

Well shit, on those qualifications the JEF is going to be sainted along with being a nobel peace prize winner. Great

Posted by: Molly k at September 25, 2015 09:48 PM (zS+qK)

658 >>>> This is an argument I have been having for 40 yrs. Why doesn't fish count as meat? Eat a pig, or cow, or sheep, or chicken. What do you eat? The Muscle. Why when you eat the fishes muscle is it no longer meat? And I have been known to buy those packs of livers and gizzards to cook up for snacks, hearts are my favorite. But I don't understand. Who made this decision? A Pope?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 25, 2015 09:43 PM (Ii765)

-------

Vegans agree with you. They won't eat fish or eggs. Vegetarians will. That is the difference btwn a vegan and vegetarian.

Posted by: The ghosts at September 25, 2015 09:48 PM (2x3L+)

659 Why doesn't fish count as meat? - Who made this decision? A Pope?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 25, 2015 09:43 PM (Ii765)

We didn't question such things back then, but I always thought it had something to do with the miracle of the loaves and fishes. Bread was big too, hosts are made from bread. Well, before consecration. As altar boys we ate a lot of unconsecrated hosts in the sacristy. Loved the taste.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 25, 2015 09:49 PM (hTqVx)

660
That because miscarriages happen conception is totes not the creation of a human being.


That's.... that's the best hes got? Seriously? I mean I know its just Bill Nye but still? That's his science?


Today's politics is someone saying something then people who agree yelling "this proves all the things!!!!" and the other side yelling "his shit's all fucked up and he's retarded!!" ... and nobody having read what he actually said.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 25, 2015 09:49 PM (39g3+)

661 Not a mackerel snapper here, so I don't know, but wasn't the "fish on Friday" thing just doing without, or mini fasting, in remembrance of Jesus' sacrifice?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Scourge of the Atlantic Seaboard at September 25, 2015 09:49 PM (jR7Wy)

662 Airliners? Fighters?

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 09:49 PM (gcGvX)

663 The NORTHEAST!?!
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 25, 2015 09:46 PM (7Kl+K)

Yeah. You know, the states that invented America.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 09:49 PM (AkOaV)

664 655 If I keep drinking like this I'll be in no shape for the ONT.


Either that or I'll be in fine shape for the ONT.


Depends on the ONT, I guess.

...........

I'm with you. Hopefully it doesn't appear for about 20 minutes.

Posted by: Molly k at September 25, 2015 09:49 PM (zS+qK)

665 The English king didn't like seeing English gold being spent to import beef. Fish on Fridays helped the balance of payments.

or so I heard.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at September 25, 2015 09:50 PM (1ijHg)

666 Vegans won't eat cheese either. Most vegetarians won't eat fish, too.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 25, 2015 09:50 PM (39g3+)

667 More believable that accusers were/are prostituting themselves for a chance at stardom/fame/money. I've heard Quaaludes make old goats more pleasant. Haven't tried them myself.

Posted by: manly truth at September 25, 2015 09:50 PM (PGh+Q)

668 666 Vegans won't eat cheese either. Most vegetarians won't eat fish, too.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 25, 2015 09:50 PM (39g3+)

post of the devil.

::shudders::

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 09:50 PM (AkOaV)

669 Shit, why did they even bother?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 25, 2015 09:19 PM (iQIUe)

Starter marriage.

Posted by: Tronald Dump at September 25, 2015 09:51 PM (u9UgT)

670 Depends on the ONT, I guess.
Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter at September 25, 2015 09:48 PM (UQGss)
----
Gird your loins. It's going to get saucy.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Scourge of the Atlantic Seaboard at September 25, 2015 09:51 PM (jR7Wy)

671
George Carlin was eyewatering funny until he turned into a bitter old man.

And Bruce Jenner will witness the end of eternity before he becomes a woman.

Because he will die as he was born--a male.

Posted by: irongrampa at September 25, 2015 09:51 PM (jeCnD)

672 "Yeah. You know, the states that invented America."


Ewwwwwww.........

And the Kennedys.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 25, 2015 09:51 PM (7Kl+K)

673 Alright I'm out. Work in the AM, FFS.

"Ooh, you get Friday off! :cough:but you have to work saturday :cough: But isn't that great we gave you Friday off?"

God I need a new job.

Night.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 09:52 PM (AkOaV)

674 off stupid spooky sock

Posted by: L, Elle at September 25, 2015 09:52 PM (2x3L+)

675 This is an argument I have been having for 40 yrs. Why doesn't fish count as meat? Eat a pig, or cow, or sheep, or chicken. What do you eat? The Muscle. Why when you eat the fishes muscle is it no longer meat? And I have been known to buy those packs of livers and gizzards to cook up for snacks, hearts are my favorite. But I don't understand. Who made this decision? A Pope?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby


Fish is considered a non-savory food of the poor, and of course is a recurring them and item in the New Testament. Fasting on Fridays was a tradition from the early church and wasn't created by a pope, AFAIK.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 25, 2015 09:52 PM (JmGFJ)

676 Yankee humor as opposed to what?


Actual humor?

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at September 25, 2015 09:53 PM (KG0mU)

677 I think vegans eat only organic fruit and veggies and yogurt with a live bacteria culture and lots of peanut butter.

Posted by: L, Elle at September 25, 2015 09:53 PM (2x3L+)

678 668 666 Vegans won't eat cheese either. Most vegetarians won't eat fish, too.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 25, 2015 09:50 PM (39g3+)

..........

That's horrible. Next to bacon, cheese is the 2nd best thing in the world. Why just retain fluid when you can be constipated too. I don't get it.

Posted by: Molly k at September 25, 2015 09:53 PM (zS+qK)

679 >>Remember the Payne Stewart jet crash? They said the crew probably couldnt think straight due to lack of O2 and therefore couldnt or were too late in turning on supplemental O2. Wouldnt it be smart to carry around on your body a little O2 pack that you can activate plus some sort of instrument that measures O2?
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!

At the altitude they were at there is a VERY brief period of useful consciousness If the pressurization drops slowly rather than an sudden decompression the crew may proceed to confusion and unconsciousness before they realize what is happening. Some pilots do carry fingertip pulse oximeters but they are certainly not required. An O2 mask next to the pilots is required, but if you don't realize something is wrong it never gets put on.

Posted by: Aviator at September 25, 2015 09:54 PM (c7vUv)

680 This is an argument I have been having for 40 yrs. Why doesn't fish count as meat? 
---

I got a "vegan" wiccan friend who eats fish, but not pork or beef. I just smile, nod and inwardly roll my eyes. She's a good ftiend, and fairly conservative. I'm not going to even think about jeopardizing our friendship by so much as bringing up that batshit crazy inconsistency. You should probably drop it.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 25, 2015 09:54 PM (1Zmfg)

681




Yankee humor?



First time I've heard that phrase.



As opposed to what, exactly?





Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 09:45 PM (AkOaV)

This.


http://tinyurl.com/ocahbcj


http://tinyurl.com/pj9rr8m

Posted by: Nip Sip at September 25, 2015 09:54 PM (jJRIy)

682 Vegans agree with you. They won't eat fish or eggs. Vegetarians will. That is the difference btwn a vegan and vegetarian.
Posted by: The ghosts


I eat space probes.

Posted by: Veeger at September 25, 2015 09:55 PM (W5DcG)

683 Gird your loins. It's going to get saucy.



Posted by: All Hail Eris, Scourge of the Atlantic Seaboard at September 25, 2015 09:51 PM (jR7Wy)



niiiice...

Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter at September 25, 2015 09:55 PM (UQGss)

684 677 I think vegans eat only organic fruit and veggies and yogurt with a live bacteria culture and lots of peanut butter.

Posted by: L, Elle at September 25, 2015 09:53 PM (2x3L+)



A vegan, an atheist, and a crossfitter walked into a bar.


I only know because they told everyone within two minutes of showing up.

Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 09:55 PM (zt+N6)

685 Until about '63 eating meat on Friday was a Mortal
Sin in the Catholic Church. John the XXIII got rid of that. Fish was not
considered meat.



Mortal Sin means the devil's got your soul, forever. Fire. Brimstone. Awful Offal, etc.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 25, 2015 09:39 PM (hTqVx)


It was not a mortal sin. Mortal sin are things like murder, abortion, rape, adultery. Not eating meat is a form of abstinence and penance. Ending meatless Fridays happened after John XXIII.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 09:56 PM (DiZBp)

686 There is a Federally regulated cap on the amount of rat feces that can be in your peanut butter.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 09:56 PM (gcGvX)

687 662 Airliners? Fighters?
Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 09:49 PM (gcGvX)

Yeah, I was in the backyard, went wow the jet noise is extra loud, this is incorrect. Look up & see jumbo jet with a fighter escort. I'm outside watching for another pass.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 25, 2015 09:56 PM (sL/MH)

688 Posted by: Nip Sip at September 25, 2015 09:54 PM (jJRIy)


Lewis Grizzard was hilarious. But no link to Jerry Clower?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 25, 2015 09:57 PM (Wckf4)

689 The cynic in me says that when the Pope was considering this, he liked fish and didn't want to give it up, but honestly it probably has to do with Peter being a fisherman and fishing being mentioned positively a lot in the Bible. Obviously a fish is meat.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 25, 2015 09:58 PM (39g3+)

690 Hitler was a vegetarian by 1940's standards.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at September 25, 2015 09:58 PM (hVdx9)

691 I knew there was something wrong with you. The NORTHEAST!?!

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 25, 2015 09:46 PM (7Kl+K)


Hey. I resemble that remark!

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at September 25, 2015 09:58 PM (q20+R)

692 It was not a mortal sin. Mortal sin are things like murder, abortion, rape, adultery. Not eating meat is a form of abstinence and penance. Ending meatless Fridays happened after John XXIII.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 09:56 PM (DiZBp)

We were told it was a mortal sin. My memory could certainly be wrong about the timing of the change though, thanks.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 25, 2015 09:58 PM (hTqVx)

693 Not a mackerel snapper here, so I don't know, but wasn't the "fish on Friday" thing just doing without, or mini fasting, in remembrance of Jesus' sacrifice?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Scourge of the Atlantic Seaboard at September 25, 2015 09:49 PM (jR7Wy)


Yes.

Posted by: bergerbilder at September 25, 2015 09:58 PM (+jijM)

694 >>There is a Federally regulated cap on the amount of rat feces that can be in your peanut butter.

You should see the rat feces the next speaker is going to have to clean out of my office.

Posted by: John Boehner at September 25, 2015 09:58 PM (c7vUv)

695 "Knock em out John"
lynx in a tree, Jerry Clower

Posted by: manly truth at September 25, 2015 09:59 PM (PGh+Q)

696 Southern humor? Mostly self depreciating. Yankee humor, mostly condescending.




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Posted by: Nip Sip at September 25, 2015 09:59 PM (jJRIy)

697 We were told missing Sunday Mass unless ill or too far away from a church etc. was a mortal sin also.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 25, 2015 09:59 PM (hTqVx)

698 Buzz. 394. Their leader just quit the field without so much as an argument. They are a dispirited rabble. Disorganized, rudderless and stand for nothing but easy money. Easy pickings.

Posted by: simplemind at September 25, 2015 10:00 PM (BTnAK)

699 I must also say I am a sick puppy.
Started building one Garand from a kit.
Became two Garands- one period correct.
Then Two Garands and a 1903a3.
Now- Two garands, a 1903a3, and an M1 carbine, all before I am done with any of them.

Time to sell some guns to pawn brokers or gun store.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at September 25, 2015 10:00 PM (hVdx9)

700 Sigh...Just what we need...why couldn't she have stayed a Democrat.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 07:16 PM (DUoqb)


For the GOP's sake, I hope they didn't agree to pay her by the pound.


(denounces self)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 25, 2015 10:00 PM (0yhH4)

701 At the altitude they were at there is a VERY brief period of useful consciousness If the pressurization drops slowly rather than an sudden decompression the crew may proceed to confusion and unconsciousness before they realize what is happening. Some pilots do carry fingertip pulse oximeters but they are certainly not required. An O2 mask next to the pilots is required, but if you don't realize something is wrong it never gets put on.
Posted by: Aviator at September 25, 2015 09:54 PM (c7vUv)

------------
Thanks. I'd go with the oximeter.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 25, 2015 10:00 PM (iQIUe)

702 ONT up!

Posted by: dIb at September 25, 2015 10:01 PM (HYAmq)

703 OK, a "rat killing"


http://tinyurl.com/p6t9sdr

Posted by: Nip Sip at September 25, 2015 10:01 PM (jJRIy)

704 >>>>>> Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 09:55 PM (zt+N6)

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Hahhahahaha, Buzzion. It's very much a lifestyle/state of mind and health that they wear on their sleeves proudly. I live around a lot of them and they won't shut the hell up about Whole Foods and Mansanto Corp and Round Up. They're obsessive compulsive types

Posted by: L, Elle at September 25, 2015 10:01 PM (2x3L+)

705 Mickey Kaus on old podcast: Issa never gets his man. Really. For all his hearings and pronouncements, who did he ever get? Who did any of GOP reps ever get? IRS, VA get up there and lie to their face and what are the consequences? Why shouldn't they continue to lie? Sure exec branch runs DOJ but they can impeach, throw Lois Lerner in jail. These are extraordinary times. Use all the tools available.

Posted by: Proud Vespuccian at September 25, 2015 10:02 PM (rp44V)

706 nood

ONT

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 25, 2015 10:02 PM (KCxzN)

707 698 Buzz. 394. Their leader just quit the field without so much as an argument. They are a dispirited rabble. Disorganized, rudderless and stand for nothing but easy money. Easy pickings.

Posted by: simplemind at September 25, 2015 10:00 PM (BTnAK)



Eric Cantor. They learned nothing from that. They will learn nothing from this. Its part of why I think they should go ahead with the motion to vacate the chair anyways. Disgrace the worthless prick, and don't allow him to resign with "dignity"

Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 10:03 PM (zt+N6)

708 I think vegans eat only organic fruit and veggies and yogurt with a live bacteria culture and lots of peanut butter.
Posted by: L, Elle at September 25, 2015 09:53 PM (2x3L+)


I have heard the opinion that vegans are essentially devoted to social positioning where denying themselves things they desire makes them higher status among their own society, especially if they can be more rigorous than the others. I know people who won't eat peanuts because of GMO or whatever and Tahini is more stylish anyways.

Status is status, but I figure they should just drop it, and become Trappists or members of some hermetic society that devotes itself to denying the flesh. And remaining mute.
Above all remaining mute.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 25, 2015 10:04 PM (3pRHP)

709 If Johnny has the idea of passing a bunch of RINOturds before he leaves at the end of October, let us hope that any Planned RINOhood shutdown comes quickly and lasts thru Johnny's retirement/resignation party.

The GOP House should be cautioned to not do anything about choosing his replacement until he is actually gone as leverage against Johnny's RINOsaur guard running amuck with some RINOturd bombs as a parting gift to their leader.

Posted by: Seipherd at September 25, 2015 10:04 PM (NRPjM)

710 Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinking.

*clink*

Posted by: socalcon at September 25, 2015 10:06 PM (lHASK)

711 the Climate Chaos I'm referring to is about France's Foreign Minister stating in a big speech that we have only 500 days until "climate chaos." He said if we don't act now within 500 days, it'll be too late.

The 500 days is up at midnight. 3 hours and 10 minutes from now.

Posted by: Soothsayer, only 1 day left until Climate Chaos at September 25, 2015 08:46 PM (F1s01)

But isn't it already after midnight in France?

Posted by: Blano at September 25, 2015 10:08 PM (heN73)

712 Listen to Louie Gohmert's speech at tonight's Values Voter Summit. He talked very candidly about how the gope has been scamming their voters. He is disgusted with them and will get heat for spelling out how they game us.

Cspan's main page; VVS part 3. Gohmert comes on at the 50 minute mark. He'd better have body guards and food tasters.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 25, 2015 10:20 PM (GzDYP)

713 I one of those old Catholic jackasses that still doesn't eat meat on Fridays. What I do is wait until 12:05 and have a burger.

Posted by: Jean at September 25, 2015 10:20 PM (w5jBN)

714 Well the entrumpening has got their attention big time. Push hard they will cave. All they care about is keeping their own jobs.

Posted by: simplemind at September 25, 2015 10:24 PM (BTnAK)

715 Sooth..... y'know why Italians don't like Jehovah's Witnesses?

*Godfather Voice*

.....because Italians don't like any[/ib] witnesses!

/Godfather Voice



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 25, 2015 10:34 PM (McRlu)

716 As John Cleese said in Clockwise following setback after setback: "it's not the despair that kills you, it's the hope."

Posted by: jwpaine, otherized for your protection at September 25, 2015 10:36 PM (wKcQA)

717 The cynic in me says that when the Pope was considering this, he liked fish and didn't want to give it up, but honestly it probably has to do with Peter being a fisherman and fishing being mentioned positively a lot in the Bible. Obviously a fish is meat.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 25, 2015 09:58 PM (39g3+)


I thought the whole "eat fish on Fridays" thing was simply a move by the Church to prop up the fishing industry.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 25, 2015 10:38 PM (0yhH4)

718 These are very good thoughts. Lost me at the end, though, with "allow to hope" they will do no such thing. They cannot.

You see, *strikes professorial pose* they're human, they've taken root as humans do, set roots as soon as they stay put for five minutes, human roots, they marry their opponent's exes, marry media people, lobby, take advisory positions, produce offspring that take up in Washington into the same types jobs. They create and become their own class. You can't teach an old leopard new spots and you can drink a horse's water but you can't have lead in it. They cannot change, cannot properly adapt. They must be forced out.

I realized after reading about Whigs in Wikipedia. A short article said more than my entire American history class. They were only around 20 years and did a very good job of countering wholly corrupted Democrat party. Until they became so divided, (rooted in Washington) that they became useless as brakes to the crazy.

Before Whigs there was nothing. After Whigs there were Republicans. Now Republics suffer precisely same fate except much larger and far more involved more expensive and all-encompassing.

Call them whatever you like they must go. They don't work anymore. They work for themselves isolated from their base and incapable of representing. As constituted presently they're useless.

Posted by: bour3 at September 25, 2015 10:39 PM (5x3+2)

719 They're taking off in pretty quick succession, and nothing seems to be landing.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 25, 2015 09:48 PM (Vm8WO)

Another missile launch maybe?

Posted by: Blano at September 25, 2015 10:44 PM (heN73)

720 Jesus died on Friday. We remember that by making small sacrifices in observance of that. No meat on Friday does not mean fish. It means no meat. Some of us hard core Catholics never eat meat on Friday and that small sacrifice reminds of of His Great One.

Posted by: CMU VET at September 25, 2015 10:52 PM (ejB0r)

721 Things wrong with this piece:

1. LOTS of pundits had Boehner leaving. At bloggingheads.tv, two days ago, The Daily Caller's Matt Lewis reported hearing from a source that Boehner's resignation was pending and soon (It's still up on the website.). Twice over the past ten days there've been blogposts at the lefty Washington Monthly that Boehner's resignation was on the table as a last ditch means of getting funding continued thru this quarter. And those are only some examples. Point being, Internet pundits, of BOTH sides, far from in consensus on Boehner's job being safe, were openly posting of exactly this gambit.

2. How is it NOT a loss to the HFC that the establishment GOP found a way to get funding continued thru this quarter with NO condition of defunding Planned Parenthood? Boehner himself has stated he actually wanted to leave last year - presumably BEFORE the most-recent mid-terms. It seems more than possible the establishment GOP required Boehner to stay on for just this eventuality.

3. I sympathize with Ace and many morons here that selecting McCarthy to succeed Boehner means zero change, but - who exactly OTHER than establishment GOP leadership stepping forward to take the gavel at this point? And if an HRC-favorable candidate for Speaker DOES emerge, who says that candidate has enough support to win the job? They're certainly not getting any votes in support from the Dem Caucus now, are they?

4. Now, it DOES appear that Ace's dream scenario of self-destructive chaos include the possibility that NO speaker emerges from this situation and the Congress essentially goes so catatonic that NO budget is possible; but all that does is put the center of power in the House, thru the magic of PLURALITY, into the hands of Pelosi. How possible is it the the Dem Caucus could cobble together a Continuing Resolution with absolute unanimity on the Dem side plus a few dozen establishment GOP members? Very.

Posted by: Wax the Jungle Hog at September 25, 2015 11:23 PM (lqeGC)

722 You couldn't be more right.

Posted by: ConservativeChick at September 25, 2015 11:27 PM (Z2dAL)

723 65 Okay Ace,

Who is a good choice? I have no idea.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

How about bringing in the ultimate dealmaker himself, The Donald. A Speaker Trump on a temporary basis would shake things up quite nicely and put Trump mano a mano vs. Obama.

Posted by: jokin at September 25, 2015 11:49 PM (/8fNp)

724 I also know one thing about change: it's inevitable, whether you like it or not.

It seems that between us one of us is wrong about change. I wonder who it could be.

Posted by: JohnJ at September 25, 2015 11:54 PM (TF/YA)

725 "475 This Pope said he believed in evolution because God was not a magician. "

That makes perfect sense to me. Science, magic, religion, they are all the same thing with the same Author. Of course God used science... I tend to think he did it somewhat faster than the current way of measuring allows, but that is because we now live under a created sense of time that God is not restrained by, and we can't see it the way He sees it.

It isn't just time that is the problem with current evolutionary theory, but science will catch up with religion some day, and they will agree.


Posted by: petunia at September 26, 2015 02:28 AM (VoCyE)

726 Maybe if Hadtret can overcome that scandal arising from being a serial child rapist back when he was a wrestling coach. We could draft him back in

Posted by: Righter at September 26, 2015 07:34 AM (27JXp)

727 McCarthy comes from a place that has institutionalized exactly what is happening the US at large, a permanent majority imposing it's harsh will on the helpless minority. He's the last son of a bitch up there today that should be considered. We need an asshole of immense fortitude in charge. Is there not one of those around anymore?

Posted by: Sadeyesteve at September 26, 2015 08:17 AM (lPdaT)

728 BEYOND sick and disgusted with them ALL.

Posted by: nanette lynch at September 26, 2015 08:17 AM (gMovC)

729 Stick to our principles and soldier on. That's all that we can and shall do.

Posted by: Conservative at September 26, 2015 09:39 AM (FCtVE)

730 Can't speak for the rest of you, but I'm glad he's going. We have a lot more potential upside than downside with a replacement.

Posted by: mac at September 26, 2015 10:08 AM (ilMXv)

731
ace,
Great minds think alike.
Especially your point regarding stasis in politics is similar (but not identical) to one made by Coulter in her September 23 column, _Useless Idiots_.
You definitely expanded it.

Good stuff all around.



Posted by: Trump Super Fan at September 26, 2015 12:16 PM (l2dSQ)

732 in reply to Wax the Jungle Hog:
1. Lots? I disagree. A few pundits talked about this. "lots" is not in any way accurate.
2. your #2 is on a completely different topic than Ace's #2. You're ranting about defunding PP; Ace was talking about how some feel Boehner left "to spare the party".
3. not sure what you're trying to say here. If your point is "no one other than establishment cronies has a shot at the speakership," than 1) how do you know? 2) you say they're "not getting any votes in support from the Dems" like it's a bad thing. and 3) I don't really give a damn. As Ace said, a purge is a purge, and he's absolutely right. A message needs to be sent, and it's going to hurt.
4. "Ace's dream scenario of self-destructive chaos" - you are totally missing the point. This is a purge and an attempt to change the GOP. It's going to hurt, and it's going to be chaotic, and the process will not be pretty. "How possible is it the the Dem Caucus could cobble together a Continuing Resolution " -- so what? If the speakership stays empty? Good! You're focusing on short-term image problems. STOP IT. the long term is what matters. Clean house now, no matter how painful, so when crunch time comes in 2016 the GOP isn't a pathetic joke.

Posted by: Ta-Nehisi Coates' Colon at September 26, 2015 12:29 PM (dwY1W)

733 You Boehner haters are a sorry lot. It seems to be the only thing that gets your adrenaline running is the idea of closing down the government and with the eventual cave in, as some from marginal districts cannot stand the pressure.

The problem is the current use of the filibuster. The filibuster was never intended to be used to stop appropriation bills. The Dems have learned to stop all the appropriation bills to force a year ending CR.

Getting rid of Boehner and McConnell are not part of thre solution.

The solution is reforming the filibuster. There are different dangers involved in that.

Posted by: Arkansas Yankee at September 26, 2015 01:07 PM (Je4OY)

734 732: "A message needs to be sent, and it's going to hurt."

"hurt" HOW, exactly, and WHO? Hurt the agenda of the Chamber of Commerce, or the billionaire donor class, the hedge funders and Wall Street banksters? And 'actually', or just their feelings?

Do you have someone else in mind for who gets "hurt"? I can think of 2 categories who stand to take it right up the ass from defunding the federal government:

1) Republicans, getting "hurt" at the ballot box in November 2016 (and not just the White House, which is probably already a lost cause, or that plus the Senate, but identifying the GOP with a government shut-down stands a decent chance of causing a 'wave' election result in the House - especially given that 'wave' election results have become the new normal); and

2) any American who isn't wealthy enough as to be functionally independent of government - meaning, at most 5,000 Americans out of at least 300,000,000, or well less than one American out of sixty thousand.

Those who want to kill off government are in the decided minority. And if they fail - IF, I say, because it has to be conceded that history does in fact have lots of examples where minorities and even quite small groups have succeeded in taking over empires and even large democracies - then who exactly does the wounded vengeful animal that is the majority-backed government come after in self-preservation?

Posted by: Wax the Jungle Hog at September 26, 2015 01:38 PM (lqeGC)

735 723: It's been pointed out, elsewhere as well as here, and correctly, that the Constitution does not require the House to select one of its own as its Speaker.

Yet, it's never happened. Why is that? Because powerful institutions, or institutions dedicated to power, or both, are primarily dedicated to self-preservation.

Let's assume that someone has the bright idea of nominating for Speaker 'the most popular person in the country'. Who is that person? It's could well be the current president, or if not him, then his wife. Or it could be an entertainer, where you'd have to go hundreds of names deep into the list of most popular entertainers before you encountered a conservative.

If, for example, Donald Trump's name were put in nomination, would it gain a majority? Of course not, and not even in the House Republican Caucus.

The next Speaker will be someone that most, or if not most then a plurality of the sitting members of the House feel they can influence. It's theoretically conceivable that the Speaker is not a sitting member, but it has never happened in 230 years and as a matter of practicality it will not happen now.

Posted by: Wax the Jungle Hog at September 26, 2015 01:50 PM (lqeGC)

736 Wax the Jungle Hog:
>Republicans, getting "hurt" at the ballot box in November 2016
you don't know that. you're simply assuming the conventional wisdom is correct. I think that a shutdown between now and 2016 would be lost in the noise of a big campaign -- there will be so many accusations and attacks that it will simply be one more. And how would a GOP shutdown hurt, for example, Fiorina or Carson, neither of whom would be involved?
>Those who want to kill off government are in the decided minority.
I have some bad news for you: I don't want to kill off government. I want to shrink it. The people who want to kill off government are called "anarchists" and are, generally speaking, morons.

Posted by: Ta-Nehisi Coates' Colon at September 26, 2015 03:18 PM (dwY1W)

737 Thanks Ace. Here I thought I was the only one who noticed.

I don't know why Boner and McClowney have conspired to commit party suicide, I honestly don't. But as far as I'm concerned, they succeeded.

How can I ever trust anything any Republican ever says again if they allow McStupid, McBonehead-Rogers and Scleazy to stay in leadership?

Rhetorical question. I can't.

I've been Grubered by them for the last time.

Posted by: docdave88 at September 26, 2015 10:06 PM (WxisL)

738
ace,

Your closing sentences are subtly powerful and profoundly cutting. - Inspiring.
They're a call to action.

Oddly enough, those closing words in the above post reminded me of lyrics to a song that you or more likely one of the other hosts (rdbrewer?) posted via YouTube a few months back by the band, Lord Huron.
The song is called: Fool For Love.

And that song is EXCELLENT - Somehow beyond excellent.
I listen to it (too) often.
The lyric I refer to: "I know I should have never looked back, but you ain't gonna win no woman's heart like that."

Anyway, I thought I'd point that out.




Posted by: Trump Super Fan at September 27, 2015 01:24 AM (l2dSQ)

739
oh holy Jeeze,

it's all dead. wood.


it is all ... Seth B Star choking down the dry vicious splinters of an unholy plank into an invigorated but fatal memory
roused to righteousness












Posted by: Trump Super Fan at September 27, 2015 02:59 AM (l2dSQ)

740 It would be a sad overestimation of the strength of the Freedom Caucus to assume that they have the strength to purge all the old guard establishment GOP leaders from office. Sorry, but the votes just are not there. Great strides have been made in replacing many of these establishment Republicans like Cantor but progress remains slow.

This will be a long SLOW process and while I understand the patience of most people ran out years ago, it's going to take more time.

Posted by: Mike's America at September 27, 2015 03:38 AM (K9bEk)

741 To my knowledge, there is no position of Speaker of the Republican Caucus. The job is known as Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States. Indeed, the House Speaker is the next person in line to become president of the United States, not president of the Republican Party, if the president and VP are incapacitated. What would be so bad about the House acting as one body representing the American people, rather than two, or three, or seventeen or 435 representing bits and pieces of the citizenry? I would love to see a Speaker forced to forge compromises with the opposition party to pass significant legislation or even get him- or herself elected. It might teach more of us American voters what we should have learned in kindergarten about cooperating to get things done for the good of everyone instead of just yourself and those most like you.

Posted by: Gnirol at September 27, 2015 09:36 AM (atLhv)

742 If we have to keep any of Boehner's clowns, then let it be Scalise who rates 74/100 on conservative review.com. McMorris Rodgers scores 49 and McCarthy 45.

Boehner scored 35. Pelosi scores 9 - that just tells you everything you need to know.

Posted by: Nancy at September 27, 2015 11:38 AM (/2E+M)

743 Freedom Caucus is a do nothing joke.

Want their ten percent of their party to dictate to a whole country. Nothing but "feckless" and futile shutdowns.

Losers who yap it up on talk radio, who now a days pander the thoughtless degenerate wing of the base.

Just yell, get angry, finger jab, and talk about how you have principles.

Then go fuck yourself, while the rest of us try to save the country.

Posted by: Belichick's Brain at September 27, 2015 11:55 AM (npBvr)

744 Super well written - great points

Posted by: Nielo1000 at September 27, 2015 08:49 PM (aL0/I)

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