The Media's Incompetence and Ignorance Is a Bigger Problem Than Their Bias

Lots of "WOW" reactions about senior State officials resigning:


So a "wow" from a young-un know-nothing.

But Matt Lee, a more experienced diplomatic reporter, calls this a nothing:


It help to have a sense of history that extends further back that this morning's venti mochaccino.

Posted by: Ace at 12:14 PM




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1 Too Soon, I don't know what to think until I have read some comments.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 26, 2017 12:15 PM (evQ4x)

2 OMG were all gonna die without the Dems!!!

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at January 26, 2017 12:15 PM (1JnAL)

3 ?1st

Posted by: Tawny at January 26, 2017 12:16 PM (9WgOe)

4 Apparently not :-)

Posted by: Tawny at January 26, 2017 12:16 PM (9WgOe)

5 The swamp is draining itself.

Posted by: HugoStiglitz at January 26, 2017 12:16 PM (aOqpx)

6 Not enough.
MOARRR!

Posted by: navybrat at January 26, 2017 12:16 PM (w7KSn)

7 The "Entire" team is four people?


Yup, that's gonna cause problems.

For...oh, I don't know, maybe ten minutes.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 26, 2017 12:17 PM (J+eG2)

8 That there is some free range, organic, gluten free dumbassery. With frothy soy milk on top.

And nice comment on its sense of history.

Posted by: Twin Cities Daydrunk - slip slidin' away at January 26, 2017 12:17 PM (kVX3W)

9 So, what would you say it is you do here?

-You're fired.

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 26, 2017 12:17 PM (QM5S2)

10 It is like a turd in the toilet bowel that reaches up and pulls the lever because you wish it.

Posted by: HugoStiglitz at January 26, 2017 12:17 PM (aOqpx)

11 Wow. Do you have the mumps or is that a dick in your mouth?

Posted by: Marcus T at January 26, 2017 12:18 PM (llUHc)

12 Swamp Thing

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 26, 2017 12:18 PM (IqV8l)

13 ...a real mish mash.

Posted by: billygoat at January 26, 2017 12:18 PM (x0jsg)

14 State officials resign.
War with Mexico breaks out.

Posted by: WaPo tomorrow at January 26, 2017 12:18 PM (Om16U)

15 I wonder how many of them were surprised Trump accepted the resignations. From what folks were discussing in the previous thread, it sounds like the Kennedy twerp was expecting to hang around.

SUCH WINNING. MUCH ADORE.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at January 26, 2017 12:18 PM (4df7R)

16 Journalism degrees mean not having to do any research, it seems.

Posted by: Sponge at January 26, 2017 12:18 PM (xttKs)

17 And how many of these recently unemployed had their hands in Benghazi? Hillary's malfeasance?

Can we really mourn the loss of Patrick Kennedy? Really? Foggy Bottom is a better place without him.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 26, 2017 12:18 PM (jxbfJ)

18 The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. They literally know nothing.

Posted by: Ben Rhodes at January 26, 2017 12:18 PM (hA1V+)

19 Basically State Dept is like Twitter now, eh, with execs leaving.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at January 26, 2017 12:19 PM (Om16U)

20 Does this mean my schadenboner has to go in the pool?

Posted by: blaster at January 26, 2017 12:19 PM (0+824)

21 I taught them well.

Posted by: Ran Dather at January 26, 2017 12:19 PM (fSn94)

22
Meanwhile, Gallup has SCOAMF's final approval poll and he did worse than Nixon.

But, of course, total media blackout.

http://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/

news-flash-obama-was-an-historically-unpopular-president/

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:19 PM (mbhDw)

23 War with Mexico breaks out.
---------------------------------
Extensive bombing + purple ink = FREEDOM!

Posted by: RioBravo at January 26, 2017 12:20 PM (SsblQ)

24 But... but... a guy in the Press wrote it!

IT MUST BE TRUE!!!!!

Posted by: Don Quixote, Tilting at Giant Bureaucracies at January 26, 2017 12:20 PM (qf6WZ)

25 Is Bradd Jaffy Pajama Boy? Looks like him.

Posted by: Benji Carver at January 26, 2017 12:20 PM (OD2ni)

26 Bradd.

The extra "d" is for "douchepocket".

Posted by: or "dickless"? at January 26, 2017 12:20 PM (+INtM)

27
Who
What
When
Where
Why
How

Posted by: How Hard is This? at January 26, 2017 12:20 PM (OhOyF)

28 Their hair is on fire! Quick someone get the bucket!

Posted by: deplorable donna at January 26, 2017 12:20 PM (O2RFr)

29 14
State officials resign.

War with Mexico breaks out.

Posted by: WaPo tomorrow at January 26, 2017 12:18 PM (Om16U)

Shortest war ever.

Posted by: WaPo Sunday Edition at January 26, 2017 12:20 PM (jxbfJ)

30 They're a lot of young know-nothings, but boy do they have self-esteem!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 26, 2017 12:20 PM (oVJmc)

31 14 State officials resign.
War with Mexico breaks out.
Posted by: WaPo tomorrow at January 26, 2017 12:18 PM (Om16U)


The Zimmerman Letter. Or Die Weisse-Hispanischen Dokument.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:20 PM (mbhDw)

32 "Bradd" looks like one of those 27-year-old pencil-necked ignoramuses mocked by whatsisname.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 26, 2017 12:20 PM (BWL+E)

33 The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. They literally know nothing.

Posted by: Ben Rhodes at January 26, 2017 12:18 P(hA1V+)


Well, when absolutely NOTHING existed in the world until the Owebama presidency.......

The Constitution is, like, over a hundred years old, n' shit......

Posted by: Sponge at January 26, 2017 12:21 PM (xttKs)

34 27


Who

What

When

Where

Why

How





Posted by: How Hard is This? at January 26, 2017 12:20 PM (OhOyF)

The press hasn't had an independent thought in at least 8 years. It is a perishable skill.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 26, 2017 12:21 PM (jxbfJ)

35 This isn't incompetence or ignorance. This is the Washington Freaking Post! Either the reporter or the editor knows that these resignations happen every time a new President is inaugurated.

What this is is intentional "fake news." Knowing that this is a nothingburger, they nevertheless chose to publish it, not because they don't know the underlying fact, but because they think a significant number of the clicking public don't know that fact. It's straight-up propaganda.

So that's where we are on Day 6 of the Trump Era.

Posted by: The Regular Guy at January 26, 2017 12:21 PM (qHCyt)

36 https://tinyurl.com/jjrdp3d


DEAR NEVER-TRUMPERS: Are You Going To Stand Behind Your President?

Posted by: EVLINC! at January 26, 2017 12:21 PM (y3aQB)

37 >>Meanwhile, Gallup has SCOAMF's final approval poll and he did worse than Nixon.

>But, of course, total media blackout.


The Barackhenatening Will NOT Be Televised.

Posted by: garrett at January 26, 2017 12:21 PM (OhOyF)

38
. . . Foggy Bottom Breakdown.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:21 PM (mbhDw)

39 War with Mexico breaks out.
---------------------------------
Extensive bombing + purple ink = FREEDOM!

Posted by: RioBravo at January 26, 2017 12:20 PM (SsblQ)

==

Mexico renamed Trumpxico.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at January 26, 2017 12:21 PM (Om16U)

40 What is interesting isn't that a reporter wrote this...

Its that an Editor approved it...

or don't they have Editors anymore?

Posted by: Don Quixote, Tilting at Giant Bureaucracies at January 26, 2017 12:22 PM (qf6WZ)

41 It help to have a sense of history that extends further back that this morning's venti mochaccino.


I hate the use of "venti" in that context. It means twenty, it serves a 20 oz. drink, but the word is Italian and they don't have ounces.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at January 26, 2017 12:22 PM (mgbwf)

42
Does this mean my schadenboner has to go in the pool?
Posted by: blaster at January 26, 2017 12:19 PM (0+824)


It can still fit in a pool?

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 26, 2017 12:22 PM (lKyWE)

43 31 State officials resign.
War with Mexico breaks out.
Posted by: WaPo tomorrow at January 26, 2017 12:18 PM (Om16U)


The Zimmerman Letter. Or Die Weisse-Hispanischen Dokument.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:20 PM (mbhDw)

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

"Just let me at 'em."
-Zombie James K. Polk

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 12:22 PM (/prE6)

44 These journos are mostly millennials right? They are the 'I know everything and you are so stupid' generation.

Posted by: IC at January 26, 2017 12:22 PM (a0IVu)

45 I wonder if Tillerman had a list in his back pocket when he came to work today?

Them: Well, we quit!

Tillermann: * opens list of names* Got it, thanks.
Drop your badges at the door on the way out. The contents of your desks are already picked up by UPS.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 26, 2017 12:22 PM (J+eG2)

46 "32 "Bradd" looks like one of those 27-year-old pencil-necked ignoramuses mocked by whatsisname."


Bradd's a pencil necked geek!!!

Posted by: Fred Blassie at January 26, 2017 12:22 PM (OD2ni)

47 Okay. Yes these are PAS appointments, and as political appointees, would submit their resignation on the 20th. But Since they are admin types, they are usually kept on board, at least for a while, until replacements can be named, vetted and approved.

The big tell on this, to me, is the 221 mil payment to the Palis on TFG's last day, and State's admittance of 521 syrian refugees over the last couple of days.

These are the people that would have been privy to the details of these actions-particularly consular, with regards to the refugees. So, for them to leave abruptly makes me think that they were told to high tail it, or Tillerson and his staff are going to start an investigation.

I find this all delicious.

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at January 26, 2017 12:22 PM (gfRCk)

48 no great loss.

#AMF!

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 26, 2017 12:22 PM (icrAT)

49 To infinity... and beyond!

Posted by: Schadenboner Lightyear at January 26, 2017 12:23 PM (gFwT5)

50 "Wow. The State Dept.'s entire senior management team --- who served under Trump's opponent, Hillary Clinton, and with her participated in activities that prompted an FBI investigation --- just resigned."

That's better.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 26, 2017 12:23 PM (NOIQH)

51 There are people surprised that Kennedy, the guy who repeatedly lied and covered up for Benghazi and Hillary's emails, is not being retained? Really?

Posted by: JackStraw at January 26, 2017 12:23 PM (/tuJf)

52 Where will the MFM get their leaks from now?

Posted by: Under Fire at January 26, 2017 12:23 PM (fqERy)

53 I call on President Trump to accept ALL resignations!

Posted by: ShainS at January 26, 2017 12:23 PM (mt8X9)

54 Actually asking people who actually know what they're talking about? Too much trouble. That would require having an attention span longer than that of a gnat with ADHD.

Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable Yet Fuzzy at January 26, 2017 12:23 PM (1FhAQ)

55 This is also the reason that comedy sucks so bad-- too many young snowflakes who don't know much, have much experience, or any seasoned outlook. All they know is what they were spoonfed in their protracted adolescence in kollidj.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 26, 2017 12:23 PM (oVJmc)

56 State Undersecretary of Management Patrick Kennedy to be replaced by incoming Undersecretary of Management Barron Trump.

Posted by: General Zod at January 26, 2017 12:24 PM (Bdeb0)

57 >>I find this all delicious.


Like a Fine Carrot Chili.

Posted by: garrett at January 26, 2017 12:24 PM (OhOyF)

58 52 Where will the MFM get their leaks from now?
Posted by: Under Fire at January 26, 2017 12:23 PM (faery)


"Depends."

- - Zombie Helen Thomas' coffin liner

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:24 PM (mbhDw)

59 Who said exactly this in the last thread? My ignorance led to a silly celebration of nothing.

What is more, however is the press who would have reason to do their due diligence to react like this is Something of Note and Beyond the Pale. (Pail?)

My pail runneth astray.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Keeper of Cerberus), (Cold1), (T) at January 26, 2017 12:24 PM (6gk0M)

60 Dunno about bigger, I see it as synergy .... their ignorance makes them rely on their biases, their bias insures that they stay ignorant. Incompetence is the sickly green , flavorless gravy on top of the whole disgusting thing.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 26, 2017 12:24 PM (1d+CX)

61 47
These are the people that would have been privy to the details of these actions-particularly consular, with regards to the refugees. So, for them to leave abruptly makes me think that they were told to high tail it, or Tillerson and his staff are going to start an investigation.

I find this all delicious.
Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at January 26, 2017 12:22 PM (gfRCk)

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

"I'd rather have no leadership at State for a few weeks than yours."
-DJT

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 12:24 PM (/prE6)

62 State officials resign.

War with Mexico breaks out.

Posted by: WaPo tomorrow at January 26, 2017 12:18 PM (Om16U)
Shortest war ever.


Posted by: WaPo Sunday Edition


So then we annex and their southern wall becomes our southern wall. Projected completed ahead of schedule and under budget, and we get the oil wells!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 26, 2017 12:24 PM (YEelc)

63 These "journalists" are lucky. They are about to become unemployed due to better people (bloggers, etc.) reporting the news, and the timing is perfect since Trump is goosing employment opportunities.

Maybe they could do real work on one of the pipelines and learn something about the real world.

Posted by: Emmie at January 26, 2017 12:24 PM (xVuS6)

64 Tillerson

Scuse me, Tillermann. I am blaming the flu/neck brace drugs.

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at January 26, 2017 12:24 PM (gfRCk)

65 56 State Undersecretary of Management Patrick Kennedy to be replaced by incoming Undersecretary of Management Barron Trump.
Posted by: General Zod at January 26, 2017 12:24 PM (Bdeb0)


That would be an IQ and common sense improvement by orders of magnitude.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:24 PM (mbhDw)

66 46 "32 "Bradd" looks like one of those 27-year-old pencil-necked ignoramuses mocked by whatsisname."


Bradd's a pencil necked geek!!!
Posted by: Fred Blassie at January 26, 2017 12:22 PM (OD2ni)

and then, I wrecked him....

Posted by: Bradd's Ex, and only, Girlfriend at January 26, 2017 12:24 PM (qf6WZ)

67 I've finally found my Bradd!

Posted by: Liberty Mutual chick at January 26, 2017 12:25 PM (IqV8l)

68 So if all those people have resigned, is there a pot now for Marie Larf to go back to State dept, so I don't have to look at or listen to her on Martha MacCallum anymore?

Posted by: Roscoe at January 26, 2017 12:25 PM (UqeeU)

69 The hand wringing in the comments at WaPo is hilarious.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 26, 2017 12:25 PM (PY9jH)

70 They are just clearing out before the IG interviews them.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 26, 2017 12:25 PM (le7jz)

71 37 >>Meanwhile, Gallup has SCOAMF's final approval poll and he did worse than Nixon.

Too bad He's not here to see it.... Mooch and He are on a vacay in the Caribbean..According to the media his "First real vacation." Riiiight....

Posted by: deplorable donna at January 26, 2017 12:25 PM (O2RFr)

72 You named your car "Bradd." You hated Bradd.

Posted by: josephistan at January 26, 2017 12:25 PM (7HtZB)

73 These are the people that would have been privy to
the details of these actions-particularly consular, with regards to the
refugees. So, for them to leave abruptly makes me think that they were
told to high tail it, or Tillerson and his staff are going to start an
investigation.



I find this all delicious.

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at January 26, 2017 12:22 PM (gfRCk)It is ... I didn't even think about it that way!

Posted by: IC at January 26, 2017 12:25 PM (a0IVu)

74 Bradd's a pencil necked geek!!!

Posted by: Fred Blassie at January 26, 2017 12:22 PM (OD2ni)


A scum suckin pee head without a physique.

Posted by: Sponge at January 26, 2017 12:25 PM (xttKs)

75

Like a Fine Carrot Chili.
Posted by: garrett at January 26, 2017 12:24 PM (OhOyF)

Dammit garrett, I'm sick. Don't make it worse!

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at January 26, 2017 12:25 PM (gfRCk)

76 Some of you have not actually read the post and it is obvious.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Keeper of Cerberus), (Cold1), (T) at January 26, 2017 12:25 PM (6gk0M)

77 I wonder if 'Bradd' named his car 'Bradd'

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 26, 2017 12:26 PM (JO9+V)

78 So it's " You are going to pay for The Wall"

"No. We are not going to pay for your f*cking wall"

"It pains me to hear that. I have no recourse except to impose a yuuuuuge international money transfer tax to pay for The Wall."


Posted by: mrp at January 26, 2017 12:26 PM (JBggj)

79 Please tell me James Taylor is going to be retained for soothing musical interludes after terror attacks.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 26, 2017 12:26 PM (/tuJf)

80 Bradd looks like he wears super skinny jeans that he has to lie on the floor to put on.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 26, 2017 12:26 PM (PY9jH)

81 68 So if all those people have resigned, is there a pot now for Marie Larf to go back to State dept, so I don't have to look at or listen to her on Martha MacCallum anymore?
Posted by: Roscoe at January 26, 2017 12:25 PM (UqeeU)


I would love to see Tucker Carlson and Harf debate just so Carlson can say, "Marie you ignorant slut."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:26 PM (mbhDw)

82

It help(s) to have a sense of history that extends further back that this morning's venti mochaccino.

Posted by: Ace at 12:14 PM
And people wonder why we read Ace.....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 26, 2017 12:26 PM (rF0hx)

83 62 State officials resign.

War with Mexico breaks out.

Posted by: WaPo tomorrow at January 26, 2017 12:18 PM (Om16U)
Shortest war ever.


Posted by: WaPo Sunday Edition

So then we annex and their southern wall becomes our southern wall. Projected completed ahead of schedule and under budget, and we get the oil wells!
Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 26, 2017 12:24 PM (YEelc)

Annex Baja California - now America has a left wang, too.

Posted by: josephistan at January 26, 2017 12:26 PM (7HtZB)

84 Hey. HEY.

State Department is library.

Posted by: General Zod at January 26, 2017 12:27 PM (Bdeb0)

85 79 Please tell me James Taylor is going to be retained for soothing musical interludes after terror attacks.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 26, 2017 12:26 PM (/tuJf)


I think Trump is going to deploy Mantovani and his orchestra.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:27 PM (mbhDw)

86 65 56 State Undersecretary of Management Patrick Kennedy to be replaced by incoming Undersecretary of Management Barron Trump.
Posted by: General Zod at January 26, 2017 12:24 PM (Bdeb0)


That would be an IQ and common sense improvement by orders of magnitude.
__________________________

Yep, because there's no way Barron could do a worse job in that position than that crooked, hyper-partisan, Hillary-loving POS Kennedy did.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 26, 2017 12:27 PM (riF5p)

87 That sidebar piece about MeAgain is so full of winning.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 26, 2017 12:27 PM (PY9jH)

88 The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old,
and their only reporting experience consists of being around political
campaigns. They literally know nothing.
Posted by: Ben Rhodes at January 26, 2017 12:18 P(hA1V+) Well, when absolutely NOTHING existed in the world until the Owebama presidency....... The Constitution is, like, over a hundred years old, n' shit...... Posted by: Sponge at January 26, 2017 12:21 PM (xttKs)
=====

Don't know much biology, don't know much trigonometry, don't know much about the french I took --

But I do know that I love you . . . what a wonderful world it would be.

I always laugh at these totally ignorant idiots (including Rhodes).

I want the State Dept protocol officer fired for allowing bowing to equals by our own Pres. Equals don't bow.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 26, 2017 12:27 PM (MIKMs)

89 I hear Hillary might be looking for work...

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2017 12:27 PM (jQQct)

90
52
Where will the MFM get their leaks from now?


Posted by: Under Fire at January 26, 2017 12:23 PM (fqERy)
Until the swamp is drained far enough, there are plenty left.Be nice if the EPA was next. Or the IRS.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 26, 2017 12:27 PM (jxbfJ)

91 Here's the way I fantasize it went down."Your resignations are accepted.Pack up your desks and get the fuck out.I'll have you searched before you leave to make sure you don't take any government property.Better not take so much as a paperclip."

Posted by: steevy at January 26, 2017 12:27 PM (r/0kC)

92 "The Zimmerman Letter."

Telegram!

"Or Die Weisse-Hispanischen Dokument."

Mr. Sefton, sir, someone's at the door. They say you've "won all the Internets for today," whatever that means.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 26, 2017 12:27 PM (noWW6)

93 82

It help(s) to have a sense of history that extends further back that this morning's venti mochaccino.

Posted by: Ace at 12:14 PM
And people wonder why we read Ace.....
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 26, 2017 12:26 PM (rF0hx)


The comments.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:27 PM (mbhDw)

94 >>Please tell me James Taylor is going to be retained for soothing musical interludes after terror attacks.


We're going to replace him with the pimp Hand of Jackson Browne.

Posted by: Rex Tillerson at January 26, 2017 12:27 PM (OhOyF)

95 >>Bradd looks like he wears super skinny jeans that he has to lie on the floor to put on.


Lives in Dupont Circle. Rides his bike to work. Idolized Ezra Klein and is holding out for a Vox job offer he thinks is coming any day now...

Posted by: Lizzy at January 26, 2017 12:27 PM (NOIQH)

96 I would love to see Tucker Carlson and Harf debate just so Carlson can say, "Marie you ignorant slut."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:26 PM (mbhDw)


Then whips out his cock and smacks her in the face with it.

Posted by: Sponge at January 26, 2017 12:28 PM (xttKs)

97 78 "It pains me to hear that. I have no recourse except to impose a yuuuuuge international money transfer tax to pay for The Wall."


Posted by: mrp at January 26, 2017 12:26 PM (JBggj)

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

"That's inhumane! We should have an immigration policy that's forward looking! And allows for a free exchange of people through borders! Just like Mexico!"
-Very smart college student who's struggling with their core classes but acing that gender studies course

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 12:28 PM (/prE6)

98 89
I hear Hillary might be looking for work...

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2017 12:27 PM (jQQct)

Please, for the love of all that is holy, NOOOOO!!!!!!

Posted by: Stripper Pole at January 26, 2017 12:28 PM (jxbfJ)

99 If you pay for the wall up-front, I'll throw in California ...

Posted by: Trump to Mexico at January 26, 2017 12:28 PM (mt8X9)

100 "Some of you have not actually read the post and it is obvious."

If Ace really wanted us to read the post, he should have put it in the comments.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 26, 2017 12:28 PM (J+eG2)

101 According to Bradd, the head of the Border Patrol has also called it a day.

Now we are in deep shit, who will welcome the children?

Posted by: JackStraw at January 26, 2017 12:28 PM (/tuJf)

102 Think of the paper saved! No pink slips necessary! No unemployment compensation! A win every minute!

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 26, 2017 12:28 PM (nQ10o)

103 87 That sidebar piece about MeAgain is so full of winning.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 26, 2017 12:27 PM (PY9jH)


I don't think there is a Nelson Muntz laugh big enough for that. Yet.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:28 PM (mbhDw)

104 Soylent Wall:

"Trump's wall...is Mexican people!"

Posted by: General Zod at January 26, 2017 12:28 PM (Bdeb0)

105 Jaffy is a Senior News Editor.

LOL.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2017 12:28 PM (2x9LM)

106 Will Donald Trump's inexperience force him to ask President Obama to return to the White House and run the US government?

And will President Obama be willing to undertake that task?

Our panel of experts will debate.

Posted by: Wolf Blitzer at January 26, 2017 12:28 PM (hA1V+)

107 Annex Baja California - now America has a left wang, too.

America - now with wangs to spare.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 26, 2017 12:28 PM (YEelc)

108 You'd think they'd be ashamed of being so ignorant if they weren't so stupid.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 26, 2017 12:29 PM (LBZrA)

109 So, is the State Department hiring?

Posted by: ALH at January 26, 2017 12:29 PM (uLuPn)

110 The reality is that most of the valuable work that the State Department does is performed by functionaries. Passports, visas, support for Americans overseas, etc.

The high level people are of necessity political, because the high level activities are by definition political.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 26, 2017 12:29 PM (rF0hx)

111 This country really deserves a better news media.

Posted by: jwest at January 26, 2017 12:29 PM (Zs4uk)

112 So then we annex and their southern wall becomes our southern wall.
_____________________________

Since we gave Mexico over a billion dollars for "their" southern border wall, that would make sense.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 26, 2017 12:29 PM (riF5p)

113 "We're going to replace him with the pimp Hand of Jackson Browne."
Posted by: Rex Tillerson at January 26, 2017 12:27 PM (OhOyF)

"Lawyers in Love" has been ever-soothing. I hold it in the highest regard.

...as a non-lawyer, even.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Keeper of Cerberus), (Cold1), (T) at January 26, 2017 12:29 PM (6gk0M)

114 Speaking of "journalists," I was informed by Fox this morning that six so-called journalists have been arrested in DC for participating in the riots during inaugural weekend.

Shocking.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 26, 2017 12:29 PM (PY9jH)

115 Posted on the previous thread, but works here...

"entire senior level of management officials resigned "

Well, here's the fun question for 1,000 bucks, Alex:
How many of the following 6 (the top of the chart) remained past the 1st quarter of 2009?

Democ/Global Affairs? Nope
Management? Yes
Public Diplomacy? Nope
Arms Control? Nope
EEAA? (new under O), so no...
PA? Nope

So, a shakeup under O'fluffer is "OK", but under Trumpf is "Baddd"

Got it.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at January 26, 2017 12:29 PM (C9pBZ)

116 The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns SJW Academia. They literally know nothing.

Posted by: Ben Rhodes at January 26, 2017 12:18 PM (hA1V+)




Fixed for mo' betta accuracy.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 26, 2017 12:30 PM (uiwCw)

117
Please tell me James Taylor is going to be retained for soothing musical interludes after terror attacks.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 26, 2017 12:26 PM (/tuJf)



I believe Trump plans on using him as an intergal part of his new enhanced interogation program

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 26, 2017 12:30 PM (lKyWE)

118 106 Will Donald Trump's inexperience force him to ask President Obama to return to the White House and run the US government?

And will President Obama be willing to undertake that task?

Our panel of experts will debate.
Posted by: Wolf Blitzer at January 26, 2017 12:28 PM (hA1V+)

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

*Rand Paul puts together legislative language to uproot the ACA*

*No one notices*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 12:30 PM (/prE6)

119 Set your DVR folks. Alec Baldwin Will Get an Entire Saturday Night Live Episode to Make Fun of Trump.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2017 12:30 PM (2x9LM)

120 107 Annex Baja California - now America has a left wang, too.

America - now with wangs to spare.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 26, 2017 12:28 PM (YEelc)


Actually, it would look like the lower 48 is doing down-twinkles.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:30 PM (mbhDw)

121 >>I believe Trump plans on using him as an intergal part of his new enhanced interogation program


False. Torture is illegal.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 26, 2017 12:30 PM (/tuJf)

122 It amazes me where the bulk of the fake news is coming from.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 26, 2017 12:30 PM (7ZVPa)

123 28 Their hair is on fire! Quick someone get the bucket!

Posted by: deplorable donna

...and hide it.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at January 26, 2017 12:30 PM (iWW0H)

124 If FenelonSpoke is around, I wanted to make sure that you saw this, which I left at the bottom of the previous thread:


298 275 Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable Yet Fuzzy at January 26, 2017 12:02 PM (1FhAQ)

Oliver Cromwell aside and i like the quote ;^), did you see my post yesterday with a link for Orthodox Churches in Eastern PA. I just wanted to make sure you got it..
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 26, 2017 12:13 PM (fDdVG)

I saw that! Found one that's near me too. Now to work up the nerve to contact them. Like I said, I'm a shy forest creature. And many thanks for finding that for me!
Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable Yet Fuzzy at January 26, 2017 12:17 PM (1FhAQ)

Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable Yet Fuzzy at January 26, 2017 12:30 PM (1FhAQ)

125 Too good to check:

ZeroHedge is reporting that Alex Jones and/or Inforwars has been offered White House Press Credentials.

Also, they are adding Skype seats for the press briefings to make it easier for those not in the DC area to participate.

/hahhahahahha. BOOM! MSM heads exploding.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 26, 2017 12:30 PM (J5mC3)

126 Good fucking riddance to Patrick Kennedy.

I'm sure he'll enjoy retirement while 4 who died in Libya are still dead.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 26, 2017 12:30 PM (voOPb)

127 "The Zimmerman Letter."
OR
Candy Gram for Mongo.

Posted by: ALH at January 26, 2017 12:30 PM (uLuPn)

128
By the way, AP in general is a hack organization, but Matt Lee is solid.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:31 PM (mbhDw)

129 so, "fake" news, standard procedure - not news at all.

Posted by: runner at January 26, 2017 12:31 PM (c6/9Q)

130 95 >>Bradd looks like he wears super skinny jeans that he has to lie on the floor to put on.

Rides his bike to work.


Trust me; those two things do not go together.

Posted by: Emmie at January 26, 2017 12:31 PM (xVuS6)

131 "You'd think they'd be ashamed of being so ignorant if they weren't so stupid."
-Posted by: Diogenes at January 26, 2017 12:29 PM (LBZrA)

I resemble that remark!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Keeper of Cerberus), (Cold1), (T) at January 26, 2017 12:31 PM (6gk0M)

132 DOCTOR MY EYES

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqFUmo8VVg0

Posted by: Jackson Browne's Pimp Hand at January 26, 2017 12:31 PM (OhOyF)

133 121 >>I believe Trump plans on using him as an intergal part of his new enhanced interogation program


False. Torture is illegal.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 26, 2017 12:30 PM (/tuJf)

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

Then explain how Madonna is still allowed to perform in public.

Check and mate.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 12:31 PM (/prE6)

134 117, I believe Trump plans on using him as an intergal part of his new enhanced interogation program

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 26, 2017 12:30 PM (lKyWE)

Mattis just needs to play a recording of Yoko caterwauling over and over again and the hardest terrorist would crack after the third go around.


Posted by: IC at January 26, 2017 12:31 PM (a0IVu)

135
Ace, can you hook up one of the cobs with press credentials?

For real.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:31 PM (mbhDw)

136 Alex Jones and/or Inforwars




He's a nut...

Posted by: deplorable donna at January 26, 2017 12:31 PM (O2RFr)

137
Annex Baja California - now America has a left wang, too.


The west wang

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 26, 2017 12:32 PM (lKyWE)

138 *Rand Paul puts together legislative language to uproot the ACA*

*No one notices*
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 12:30 PM (/prE6)

I noticed! Said I really liked the idea that peeps w/pre-existing have 2 years to get on a plan. After that... good luck.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 12:32 PM (8hICw)

139 131 "You'd think they'd be ashamed of being so ignorant if they weren't so stupid."
-Posted by: Diogenes at January 26, 2017 12:29 PM (LBZrA)


"Ahem."

- - Dunning and Kruger

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:32 PM (mbhDw)

140 SNL writers are putting in long days putting out unfunny material to attack Trump.

Posted by: steevy at January 26, 2017 12:33 PM (r/0kC)

141 Do not know anything about " Brad Jaffy", except that some Asian chick named her car after him. And ran him in a ditch.

Posted by: tubal at January 26, 2017 12:33 PM (BQ5O8)

142 106 Will Donald Trump's inexperience force him to ask President Obama to return to the White House and run the US government?

And will President Obama be willing to undertake that task?

Our panel of experts will debate.

Posted by: Wolf Blitzer at January 26, 2017 12:28 PM (hA1V+)

Wonder if they will try to catch Hillary after sleeping off her daily bender? She was SOS she could be a big help to Wolf.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 26, 2017 12:33 PM (voOPb)

143 The west wang
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 26, 2017 12:32 PM (lKyWE)

I smell a hit show...

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 12:33 PM (8hICw)

144 Ssshhhhh!!!!! Slapweasel, I resemble it too which is why I don't tweet, but just hang out here. :-)

Posted by: Diogenes at January 26, 2017 12:33 PM (LBZrA)

145 Ace, can you hook up one of the cobs with press credentials?



For real.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:31 PM (mbhDw
why not ? why should only hack organizations with low IQ senior editors be represented ??

Posted by: runner at January 26, 2017 12:33 PM (c6/9Q)

146 Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 12:30 PM (/prE6)


At least Luap the Lesser's plan isn't a phony baloney non-repeal repeal as Collins' is. Bint.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:33 PM (mbhDw)

147 Jaffy is a Senior News Editor.


His mom still drives him to work.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 26, 2017 12:33 PM (oVJmc)

148 BTW, there are 50 plus (54, IIRC) "secretaries" and "undersecretaries" at State.

Hell of a purge there, Bunky.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at January 26, 2017 12:33 PM (C9pBZ)

149 47.....
These are the people that would have been privy to the details of these actions-particularly consular, with regards to the refugees. So, for them to leave abruptly makes me think that they were told to high tail it, or Tillerson and his staff are going to start an investigation.

I find this all delicious.

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker

"they were told to high tail it, or Tillerson and his staff are going to start an investigation."

Why not both?

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at January 26, 2017 12:34 PM (iWW0H)

150 Always said history only started on yesterday for the Left.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 26, 2017 12:34 PM (OVJcF)

151 >>Ace, can you hook up one of the cobs with press credentials?

Yes, you in the back without the pants.

Uh, what's Melania like in the rack?

Posted by: JackStraw at January 26, 2017 12:34 PM (/tuJf)

152 Fox reporting Melania is getting ready to fight back against the attacks on her family.

Remember, Melania, in the words of our former fabulous FLOTUS, "When they go low, we go high."

Nah, ignore that shit. Hit 'em hard.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 26, 2017 12:34 PM (PY9jH)

153 Mexican Prezzy not coming to White House means Trump has an excess of Taco Bowls to enjoy.

Posted by: HugoStiglitz at January 26, 2017 12:34 PM (aOqpx)

154 Oh, and " Bradd" had to misspell his name, to be hip, and match his douche glasses and faux lumbersexual face hair.

Posted by: tubal at January 26, 2017 12:35 PM (BQ5O8)

155 150 Always said history only started on yesterday for the Left.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 26, 2017 12:34 PM (OVJcF)

I may have been born yesterday, but I wasn't born last night.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 12:35 PM (8hICw)

156 "Passports, visas, support for Americans overseas, etc."

In the early Uh-Ohs, State raised the cost of a passport.

Local lefties that I know said, "This is because Bu$hitler and KKKcheney don't *want* for ordinary Americans to travel abroad! Where they might find out the truth instead of our government's lies! Where they can see how much better people live in other countries!"

Then under Obama, State made passports still more costly.

::: crickets :::

Posted by: torquewrench at January 26, 2017 12:35 PM (noWW6)

157 >>why should only hack organizations with low IQ senior editors be represented ??


Our Cobs have IQs as low as anyone!

Posted by: garrett at January 26, 2017 12:35 PM (OhOyF)

158 138
I noticed! Said I really liked the idea that peeps w/pre-existing have 2 years to get on a plan. After that... good luck.
Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 12:32 PM (8hICw)

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

I was unclear...It was supposed to be about how fake Wolf Blitzer is all about something routine and not all that extraordinary but ignoring the hard work that some in Congress are doing to destroy the ACA.

It's in the sidebar, and I saw other comments.

I just remember my first writing professors two rules of writing: 1) Never be muddy. and 2) Never be boring.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 12:35 PM (/prE6)

159 In watching 13 Hours, look for the camera mugging 'Jim from The Office' gives. Cracked me up - he only does it once and it is subtle.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 26, 2017 12:35 PM (JO9+V)

160 The swamp is draining itself.

Posted by: HugoStiglitz at January 26, 2017 12:16 PM


In Trumpamerica...swamp drain itself.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 26, 2017 12:35 PM (p+Wdc)

161 The west wang

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 26, 2017 12:32 PM (lKyWE)

I smell a hit show...


It can be filmed at Sammy Hagar's place.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 26, 2017 12:35 PM (YEelc)

162 96 I would love to see Tucker Carlson and Harf debate just so Carlson can say, "Marie you ignorant slut."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:26 PM (mbhDw)

Then whips out his cock and smacks her in the face with it.
Posted by: Sponge at January 26, 2017 12:28 PM (xttKs)

Welcome Home Brother Carlson

Posted by: josephistan at January 26, 2017 12:35 PM (7HtZB)

163 Serious.

OregonMuse doesn't even know he's a woman.

Posted by: garrett at January 26, 2017 12:35 PM (OhOyF)

164 Gambian refugee in Italy commits suicide by drowning himself.

Damn. That's commitment. He refused a lifevest and help.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2017 12:36 PM (2x9LM)

165 "130 95 >>Bradd looks like he wears super skinny jeans that he has to lie on the floor to put on."


I think I almost ran Bradd over on H Street last week. He did the classic a-hole biker move of weaving through traffic at a red light and then get in front and go slow when light turns green.

Posted by: Benji Carver at January 26, 2017 12:36 PM (OD2ni)

166 I noticed! Said I really liked the idea that peeps w/pre-existing have 2 years to get on a plan. After that... good luck.

These kind of moments are what make Rand a valuable Senator. But totally unsuited to go any higher up the ladder.

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 26, 2017 12:36 PM (yOf1t)

167 Our local newspaper sold their grand building (will become condos) and are almost reduced to a small building with an AP, NYT, etc. receiver for the news. Maybe a couple of reporters to cover the local happenings. This will be the future of many newspapers.

Posted by: Colin at January 26, 2017 12:36 PM (nxlAK)

168 Ace, can you hook up one of the cobs with press credentials?

--

"First... wait, does this mean I don't get a question?"

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 26, 2017 12:36 PM (KUaJL)

169
Mexican Prezzy not coming to White House means Trump has an excess of Taco Bowls to enjoy.


Damn it who's going to mow the lawn now?

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 26, 2017 12:37 PM (lKyWE)

170 Fox reporting Melania is getting ready to fight back against the attacks on her family.

Remember, Melania, in the words of our former fabulous FLOTUS, "When they go low, we go high."

Nah, ignore that shit. Hit 'em hard.
---

Good for her.

She seems like a lovely woman. Yes, she has an accent, but so what? She knows more than one language, so that puts her ahead of many, many Americans.

Anecdotally: no one can deny that she's a beautiful woman. I think that she will help make Trump more likeable to a lot of men who were on the fence about Trump.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 26, 2017 12:37 PM (J5mC3)

171 I was unclear...It was supposed to be about how fake Wolf Blitzer is all about something routine and not all that extraordinary but ignoring the hard work that some in Congress are doing to destroy the ACA.

It's in the sidebar, and I saw other comments.

I just remember my first writing professors two rules of writing: 1) Never be muddy. and 2) Never be boring.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 12:35 PM (/prE6)

The nature of these comments leads to muddy.

Also, I ignored the Wolf Blitzer part of your initial response when I crafted mine.

Everything is more fun this way.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 12:37 PM (8hICw)

172 Please tell me James Taylor is going to be retained for soothing musical interludes after terror attacks.

---
or maybe U2?

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 26, 2017 12:37 PM (icrAT)

173 145 Ace, can you hook up one of the cobs with press credentials?



For real.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:31 PM (mbhDw
why not ? why should only hack organizations with low IQ senior editors be represented ??


Posted by: runner at January 26, 2017 12:33 PM (c6/9Q)


I nominate Warden, he would run circles around them.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 26, 2017 12:37 PM (voOPb)

174 173
I nominate Warden, he would run circles around them.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 26, 2017 12:37 PM (voOPb)


*sigh*

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:37 PM (mbhDw)

175 J.J.
Thanks! I had to look up Dunning Krueger. It is possible to learn from the Horde!

Posted by: Diogenes at January 26, 2017 12:37 PM (LBZrA)

176 Are these the experts that armed ISIS and left all those Humvees for them?

Or are they the ones instrumental in making sure no help came for our Ambassador when under attack?

Or are they the ones pushing regime change in Libya to help send the million Muslim march across Europe to rape and pillage?

They wanted to stay on to help, or to cover their tracks?

Posted by: illiniwek at January 26, 2017 12:37 PM (uFxPi)

177 >> Gambian refugee in Italy commits suicide by drowning himself.

>Damn. That's commitment. He refused a lifevest


Nobody likes the Cherry Life-Savers.

They should have thrown him a pack of the 'Tropical' ones.

The Opaque ones are great.


Posted by: garrett at January 26, 2017 12:37 PM (OhOyF)

178 My car now works at NBC? I loved that car! Uh, before I totaled him.

Posted by: Liberty Mutual Chick at January 26, 2017 12:38 PM (hA1V+)

179 A Michael Bey remake of "Welcome Home Brother Charles" would be unbelievable.

Posted by: josephistan at January 26, 2017 12:38 PM (7HtZB)

180 Uh, what's Melania like in the rack?"


Ahem. Autocucumber?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at January 26, 2017 12:38 PM (C9pBZ)

181 132
DOCTOR MY EYES



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqFUmo8VVg0

Posted by: Jackson Browne's Pimp Hand at January 26, 2017 12:31 PM (OhOyF)

Or this...... (remove space)

Future so bright, I got to wear shades
https://www.youtube.com /watch?v=-qZ24rpIjwQ

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 26, 2017 12:38 PM (jxbfJ)

182 167 Our local newspaper sold their grand building (will become condos) and are almost reduced to a small building with an AP, NYT, etc. receiver for the news. Maybe a couple of reporters to cover the local happenings. This will be the future of many newspapers.
Posted by: Colin at January 26, 2017 12:36 PM (nxlAK)

News... paper? They still put the news on paper?

Huh, who knew?

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 12:38 PM (8hICw)

183 What this is is intentional "fake news." Knowing that this is a nothingburger, they nevertheless chose to publish it, not because they don't know the underlying fact, but because they think a significant number of the clicking public don't know that fact. It's straight-up propaganda.

So that's where we are on Day 6 of the Trump Era.
Posted by: The Regular Guy at January 26, 2017 12:21 PM (qHCyt)



Having actually met a few "journalism students", I am actually not sure about that.

I suspect and suppose there is a spectrum ranging from out and out liars, to those who report and believe what they want to believe and just don't go any deeper, to those who were never really taught how to fact check.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 26, 2017 12:38 PM (ujg0T)

184 50 "Wow. The State Dept.'s entire senior management team --- who served under Trump's opponent, Hillary Clinton, and with her participated in activities that prompted an FBI investigation --- just resigned."

That's better.
Posted by: Lizzy at January 26, 2017 12:23 PM (NOIQH)

Excellent.

Posted by: Chinaacid at January 26, 2017 12:38 PM (0skGz)

185 Melania assembling a media team to fight back against the attacks on her and her family.

Hmmmm....any suggestions from the horde?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 26, 2017 12:38 PM (PY9jH)

186 Alex Jones and/or Inforwars




He's a nut...

-
Maybe not Mara Liasson level nut but still . . .

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Laugh at a joke, get another joke free! at January 26, 2017 12:38 PM (Nwg0u)

187 175 J.J.
Thanks! I had to look up Dunning Krueger. It is possible to learn from the Horde!
Posted by: Diogenes at January 26, 2017 12:37 PM (LBZrA)


I learned that here too. Along with cloaca and catamites.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:38 PM (mbhDw)

188 These kind of moments are what make Rand a valuable Senator. But totally unsuited to go any higher up the ladder.
Posted by: ScoggDog at January 26, 2017 12:36 PM (yOf1t)

Agree. He is very useful to stick thumbs in both GOP and Dem eyes.

Posted by: tubal at January 26, 2017 12:38 PM (BQ5O8)

189 Anecdotally: no one can deny that she's a beautiful woman. I think that
she will help make Trump more likeable to a lot of men who were on the
fence about Trump.
===============

Even women who dislike Trump think that formal gloves will be a hot item.

Posted by: mrp at January 26, 2017 12:38 PM (JBggj)

190 Ace, can you hook up one of the cobs with press credentials?


-----


It's vitally important that the public know Trump's position on longbows/crossbows and Mary Ann/Ginger ussues.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 26, 2017 12:38 PM (KUaJL)

191 >>*sigh*
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:37 PM (mbhDw)



Jooos already run the Country...

now you want to do all the reporting, too!?

Posted by: garrett at January 26, 2017 12:39 PM (OhOyF)

192 172 Please tell me James Taylor is going to be retained for soothing musical interludes after terror attacks.

---
or maybe U2?
Posted by: redc1c4 at January 26, 2017 12:37 PM (icrAT)

Tengger Calvary

Posted by: josephistan at January 26, 2017 12:39 PM (7HtZB)

193 174 173
I nominate Warden, he would run circles around them.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 26, 2017 12:37 PM (voOPb)


*sigh*

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:37 PM (mbhDw

I renominate Warden & JJ

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 26, 2017 12:39 PM (voOPb)

194 Fox reporting Melania is getting ready to fight back against the attacks on her family.

Remember, Melania, in the words of our former fabulous FLOTUS, "When they go low, we go high."

Nah, ignore that shit. Hit 'em hard.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 26, 2017 12:34 PM (PY9jH)

Melania already had a lawsuit filed against People magazine who claimed she had worked as an escort in NYC and that's how she met Trump.

Not sure what she might be able to do as FLOTUS. Although I would bet on her in a cage fight match with Chelsea Handler.

Posted by: Jen at January 26, 2017 12:39 PM (z0fov)

195 191 Jooos already run the Country...

now you want to do all the reporting, too!?
Posted by: garrett at January 26, 2017 12:39 PM (OhOyF)

*yiddish accent*

Mister, who better?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:39 PM (mbhDw)

196 166 I noticed! Said I really liked the idea that peeps w/pre-existing have 2 years to get on a plan. After that... good luck.

These kind of moments are what make Rand a valuable Senator. But totally unsuited to go any higher up the ladder.
Posted by: ScoggDog at January 26, 2017 12:36 PM (yOf1t)

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

You know who gets legislation passed? The guy who comes up with legislation.

There's a reason Madison is considered the Father of the Constitution, and it's not because he had a bunch of kids. It's because he walked in with the Virginia Plan, and the only real competition was from New Jersey.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 12:40 PM (/prE6)

197 99 If you pay for the wall up-front, I'll throw in California ...
Posted by: Trump to Mexico at January 26, 2017 12:28 PM (mt8X9)


ohpleaseohpleaseohplease

Posted by: rickl at January 26, 2017 12:40 PM (zoehZ)

198 Jooos already run the Country...

now you want to do all the reporting, too!?

Posted by: garrett at January 26, 2017 12:39 PM (OhOyF)

There went my Diet Pepsi

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 26, 2017 12:40 PM (voOPb)

199 167
Our local newspaper sold their grand building (will become condos) and
are almost reduced to a small building with an AP, NYT, etc. receiver
for the news. Maybe a couple of reporters to cover the local happenings.
This will be the future of many newspapers.


Posted by: Colin at January 26, 2017 12:36 PM (nxlAK)

Happened to the local paper here. And went from a center-right viewpoint to hard leftist. Subscription cancelled.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 26, 2017 12:40 PM (jxbfJ)

200 171
The nature of these comments leads to muddy.

Also, I ignored the Wolf Blitzer part of your initial response when I crafted mine.

Everything is more fun this way.
Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 12:37 PM (8hICw)

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

Why would you say that about my mother?

Sorry...I ignored the whole of your post when I responded.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 12:41 PM (/prE6)

201 >>170 Fox reporting Melania is getting ready to fight back against the attacks on her family.
Remember, Melania, in the words of our former fabulous FLOTUS, "When they go low, we go high."

When they go low, Melania goes Balkan.

"Trump officials would neither confirm nor deny reports that the First Lady had asked to have the White House bowling alley renovated into a state-of-the-art mass-impalement gallery."

Posted by: General Zod at January 26, 2017 12:41 PM (Bdeb0)

202 Nobody likes the Cherry Life-Savers.

They should have thrown him a pack of the 'Tropical' ones.

The Opaque ones are great.


Posted by: garrett at January 26, 2017 12:37 PM (OhOyF)

Three were thrown to him. Refused all of them.

One had to be purse lint covered Buttered Rum.

*miss you Grams

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2017 12:41 PM (2x9LM)

203 143 The west wang
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 26, 2017 12:32 PM (lKyWE)

I smell a hit show...
Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 12:33 PM (8hICw)

Its been done....

Posted by: Bill Clinton..... at January 26, 2017 12:41 PM (qf6WZ)

204 "It help to have a sense of history that extends further back that this morning's venti mochaccino" True, and I have been on the wrong end of that stick before. Remember TWA 800? Warren Christopher quit right after that but before Bill Clinton got re-elected. Some on the right, myself included, claimed that he quit because TWA 800 didn't crash, it was accidently shot down by the US Navy and nobody wanted to be on Bill's about to be sunk ship. Other, cooler heads, claimed that having a Sec State retire right before their bosses presumed re-election is nothing new. Turns out they were right, TWA 800 crashed for more mundane reasons, Bill got relected (yuck) and we got Albright (yuck X 2)

Posted by: hurricane567 at January 26, 2017 12:41 PM (4A9Zf)

205 185 Melania assembling a media team to fight back against the attacks on her and her family.

Hmmmm....any suggestions from the horde?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 26, 2017 12:38 PM (PY9jH)

I was thinking latex. Or did you mean suggestions for the media team?

Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable Yet Fuzzy at January 26, 2017 12:41 PM (1FhAQ)

206 Patrick Kennedy has been on the job 9 years and is the #2 guy at State and this fucking reporter thinks he's a career State Dept employee? Even I ain't that dumb.

Posted by: Pendejo at January 26, 2017 12:42 PM (yKJ+U)

207 J.J. Sefton would be awesome in the press corps.

Posted by: Emmie at January 26, 2017 12:42 PM (xVuS6)

208 This isn't even a Life-Saver!?

It's a Cert!

Posted by: Gambian Refugee at January 26, 2017 12:42 PM (OhOyF)

209 >>One had to be purse lint covered Buttered Rum.

Butter Rum life savers are awesome. The fruit things are an abomination before God.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 26, 2017 12:42 PM (/tuJf)

210 Re: Mexico

@daveweigel: If I sold "Enrique Pena Nieto is my president" shirts to progressives how much $ could I make?

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 12:42 PM (8hICw)

211 So this means they don't collect their GS-billion pensions?

Oh, thank God.

Posted by: JEM at January 26, 2017 12:42 PM (TppKb)

212 110 The reality is that most of the valuable work that the State Department does is performed by functionaries. Passports, visas, support for Americans overseas, etc.

The high level people are of necessity political, because the high level activities are by definition political.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 26, 2017 12:29 PM (rF0hx)

Yes and no. Vice consuls, or new foreign service officers do the bulk of consular grunt work-but they are overseen by middle to higher management, depending on the post. It seems like it's basic gruntery, issuing B1-B2 visas, replacing lost or stolen passports, or (in my many cases) going to host country mental health hospitals and dealing with Americans who left country and had episodes of severe mental illness, and needed a lot of help,) but there are actually a lot of intricate strings that demand working with the host country very carefully. Often, the low level grunts are not enough for that.


As for upper level position, such as the ones just vacated, they may be political, but they are more often than not given to senior foreign service employees who have years of experience in the lower levels of that particular cone. Consular cannot be managed by someone who has never done consular work. Neither can admin or econ. These cones have precise functions, with large rule books (the dreaded FAM) that have specific rules and regulations to be followed for virtually any action taken on behalf of the Department. The fact that they have not been followed for the past eight years is more a reflection of the President than even the SecStates.

Political and public affairs are different matter, because they don't really rely on technical work. They are the cookie pushers. And frankly, anyone can do those jobs. It's why M, or the head of management (Patrick Kennedy) was an career dip, since someone not in the department could do the work easily or well.

But...Mr Kennedy allowed politics to get in the way of his work, and he has now left us with a completely effed up Department, with people in positions to which they should never have aspired, and in which they are doing immeasurable damage to US relations.

That last bit may have been my personal opinion, which doesn't really count for much, but hey.

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at January 26, 2017 12:42 PM (gfRCk)

213 There's a reason Madison is considered the Father of the Constitution, and it's not because he had a bunch of kids. It's because he walked in with the Virginia Plan, and the only real competition was from New Jersey.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 12:40 PM (/prE6)



Eh?

Posted by: Connecticut Compromise at January 26, 2017 12:42 PM (ujg0T)

214 And nothing of value was lost.

Posted by: Rosa Erik at January 26, 2017 12:43 PM (bb8s1)

215 J. J., if you're ever in the press corp(se), I dare you to ask the Golden Scalp Weasel what has "enchanted" him the most about being in the WH.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 26, 2017 12:43 PM (PY9jH)

216 190
It's vitally important that the public know Trump's position on longbows/crossbows and Mary Ann/Ginger ussues.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 26, 2017 12:38 PM (KUaJL)

And 9mm vs. 45ACP.And Ginger vs. Maryanne.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 26, 2017 12:43 PM (jxbfJ)

217 It's like a Life-Saver...but, it has a Hymen!


...and it's MINT.

Posted by: Gambian Refugee at January 26, 2017 12:43 PM (OhOyF)

218 Heh...so after I had my fluff up at work last week on Inauguration Day where HR had to be pulled in to stop my "assailant," the CEO and the VP of Human Resources are no longer speaking to me. Of course, it's because they know how I voted in the election.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at January 26, 2017 12:43 PM (vg8iE)

219 OT: You know what I love best about an "open office"? The two hours a day I get to listen to my cow-orkers chew.

Posted by: Robert Crawford at January 26, 2017 12:43 PM (Z9CoZ)

220 Trump is about to speak to Congressional Republicans:

http://tinyurl.com/gtolqkf

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at January 26, 2017 12:43 PM (4bKiB)

221 41 It help to have a sense of history that extends further back that this morning's venti mochaccino.


I hate the use of "venti" in that context. It means twenty, it serves a 20 oz. drink, but the word is Italian and they don't have ounces.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at January 26, 2017 12:22 PM (mgbwf



Oncia. For something they don't have, they still have a word for it.

Posted by: buzzion at January 26, 2017 12:44 PM (cAnNx)

222 O/T, but I see Pence is speaking at the March for Life. Great news and shows (along with the EO) that Trump intends to keep his word to pro-lifers. Of course, the Never Trumpers swore he didn't mean it.

Posted by: Benji Carver at January 26, 2017 12:44 PM (OD2ni)

223 The Opaque ones are great.

Pineapple. And they are.

Posted by: tu3031 at January 26, 2017 12:44 PM (qJhUV)

224 tg-d they resigned eh? they might have tried to change the rules on that resignation thing.

anyway imagine that the creepiest set of state workers out there in the world with all our information.

Posted by: willow at January 26, 2017 12:44 PM (R7cwD)

225 *sigh*
-Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:37 PM (mbhDw)

Warden is the Backup QB. Everyone wants the Backup QB.

...because he's been hot, recently.

And nobody likes you anymore. Because you're "used-up".

Wisdom is something that we cannot endure any longer.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Keeper of Cerberus), (Cold1), (T) at January 26, 2017 12:44 PM (6gk0M)

226 The Propaganda Press sees every bit of news through the "Trump is Bad" filter. It's an extra-strong filter too, right now.

Posted by: MTF. Fire Julia Ioffe! at January 26, 2017 12:44 PM (X4ZNp)

227 Alex Jones and/or Inforwars


--
He's a nut...



-

Maybe not Mara Liasson level nut but still . . .
--

But is he honest?

More honest than the people there now?

If yes, I think that we can tolerate him.

And think of the entertainment potential!

Sure, he's no Ace or the cob's, and will show up to briefings in pants, but still...

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 26, 2017 12:44 PM (J5mC3)

228 Happened to the local paper here. And went from a center-right viewpoint to hard leftist. Subscription cancelled.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 26, 2017 12:40 PM (jxbfJ)
I dumped my paper when the op page went all Leonard Pitts, Eugene Robinson, Steve Chapman.
The "Conserative voice" is Jonah Goldberg.
You can imagine the pre and post election coverage.
( And the local editors opted for Hillary).

Posted by: tubal at January 26, 2017 12:44 PM (BQ5O8)

229 Those poor, poor refugees.

Must be the white privilege I keep hearing about.


http://tinyurl.com/z4j3ahg


Migrants granted leave to remain in Switzerland on the basis that they risk death in their homelands are using welfare money to fund holidays back home, the Basler Zeitung reports.

The Swiss newspaper notes that thousands of migrants each year are heading to Eritrea for their holidays each year despite their having supposedly fled the northeast African nation in fear of their lives.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2017 12:45 PM (wo3jg)

230 Eh?
Posted by: Connecticut Compromise at January 26, 2017 12:42 PM (ujg0T)

Connecticut =/= Canada

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 12:45 PM (8hICw)

231 206 Patrick Kennedy has been on the job 9 years and is the #2 guy at State and this fucking reporter thinks he's a career State Dept employee? Even I ain't that dumb.
Posted by: Pendejo at January 26, 2017 12:42 PM (yKJ+U)

He was a career dip. Patrick F Kennedy, he joined the State Department in 1973.

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at January 26, 2017 12:45 PM (gfRCk)

232 213 There's a reason Madison is considered the Father of the Constitution, and it's not because he had a bunch of kids. It's because he walked in with the Virginia Plan, and the only real competition was from New Jersey.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 12:40 PM (/prE6)


Eh?
Posted by: Connecticut Compromise at January 26, 2017 12:42 PM (ujg0T)

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

He's considered the Father because the Virginia Plan became the basis of the Constitution, not the Constitution itself.

He walked in with a plan in detail, and was able to largely get it done.

Rand Paul is closer to getting an ACA repeal/replace bill through than anyone because he actually has it in hand. If anyone wants to counter him, they'll have to start from his bill or come up with another one from scratch. And, considering the time crunch that Trump seems to be trying to push onto Congress, the odds of another complete plan being written seem a bit long.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 12:45 PM (/prE6)

233 "I nominate Warden, he would run circles around them."

We said yesterday that it should either be Masturbatin' Pete, of CBD.

Either one with their full name on their name tag.

And Ace needs a Logo

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 26, 2017 12:45 PM (J+eG2)

234 And stalagmites vs stalactites . . .

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 26, 2017 12:45 PM (JO9+V)

235 Even women who dislike Trump think that formal gloves will be a hot item.
________________________

But is matching one's shoes to one's handbag now going to be a thing again?

When I was a kid, my mom would not go out unless her handbag and shoes matched. But my GF told me a few years ago that "matchy-matchy" shoes/bag was now passe' -- but if the First Lady does it, does that make it cool again?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 26, 2017 12:45 PM (riF5p)

236 81 I would love to see Tucker Carlson and Harf debate just so Carlson can say, "Marie you ignorant slut."

JJ, in the words of a great friend's dear late father, "I'd give a gold ni**er to see that."

Posted by: Roscoe at January 26, 2017 12:45 PM (UqeeU)

237 Sure, he's no Ace or the cob's, and will show up to briefings in pants, but still

I thought pants were an option....

Posted by: deplorable donna at January 26, 2017 12:45 PM (O2RFr)

238 Write moar stuff, J.J.!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Keeper of Cerberus), (Cold1), (T) at January 26, 2017 12:45 PM (6gk0M)

239 have to admit to being surprised when Trump stated He was going to do 'this or that' He was serious!

Posted by: willow at January 26, 2017 12:46 PM (R7cwD)

240 207 J.J. Sefton would be awesome in the press corps.
Posted by: Emmie at January 26, 2017 12:42 PM (xVuS6)

Mr. President! What's your favorite color?! Any message for the youth of America?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:46 PM (mbhDw)

241 Heh...so after I had my fluff up at work last week on Inauguration Day
where HR had to be pulled in to stop my "assailant," the CEO and the VP
of Human Resources are no longer speaking to me. Of course, it's because
they know how I voted in the election.


Sounds like a good time to take a few personal items home.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 26, 2017 12:46 PM (YEelc)

242 state-of-the-art mass-impalement

I don't want to think about the "improvements" to that process since Vlad Tepes. I do suspect, though, that zombie has pictures of it from a San Francisco street fair.

Posted by: Robert Crawford at January 26, 2017 12:46 PM (Z9CoZ)

243 Another thing I really like about this WaPo write-up is that this line:

"Assistant Secretary of State for Administration Joyce Anne Barr, Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Michele Bond and Ambassador Gentry O. Smith, director of the Office of Foreign Missions, followed him out the door."

really BEGS for the retort:

"Don't let the door hit you on your way out!"

Posted by: m at January 26, 2017 12:46 PM (3jGss)

244 I love the cherry lifesavers.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 26, 2017 12:46 PM (4ErVI)

245 State Department needs to hire Moki!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 26, 2017 12:47 PM (fDdVG)

246 MIC CHECK

*down twinkles*

Posted by: Gremlin on the wing at January 26, 2017 12:47 PM (Tdadx)

247 Hahaha!

Lou Dobbs just tweeted that the Mexican Peso is tumbling since the cancellation of the meeting.

That'll learn ya.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 26, 2017 12:47 PM (HiDrR)

248
JJ, in the words of a great friend's dear late father, "I'd give a gold ni**er to see that."
Posted by: Roscoe at January 26, 2017 12:45 PM (UqeeU)


Oh my G-d that's horrible! But I love it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:47 PM (mbhDw)

249 Meanwhile, Gallup has SCOAMF's final approval poll and he did worse than Nixon.

--

Now, I certainly wasn't politically aware during the early 70s because I was too busy playing with my dolls and riding my bike...but doesn't the JEF actually look even worse, considering the near full support of the media he gets, and a populace who is so extraordinarily brainwashed to favor him? With every tail wind behind his scrawny arse, this is the best he could do?

Posted by: Lady in Black - LONG LIVE THE SCALP WEASEL! at January 26, 2017 12:47 PM (+FSld)

250 "I was thinking latex."

From your lips to God's ears.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 26, 2017 12:47 PM (noWW6)

251 >>He walked in with a plan in detail, and was able to largely get it done.


Bonus : He was able to roll his invesments in Potomac Real Estate into Yuge Profits!

Posted by: garrett at January 26, 2017 12:47 PM (OhOyF)

252 I thought pants were an option....
Posted by: deplorable donna at January 26, 2017 12:45 PM (O2RFr)



Skirts?

Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 26, 2017 12:47 PM (ujg0T)

253 I'm betting some of them thought their resignations wouldn't be accepted which I understand is what usually happens. The joke is on them.

Posted by: Tuna at January 26, 2017 12:47 PM (oW8Xr)

254 The "Conserative voice" is Jonah Goldberg.
You can imagine the pre and post election coverage.
( And the local editors opted for Hillary).
Posted by: tubal at January 26, 2017 12:44 PM (BQ5O

I know that NR gets beat up a lot around here, but Jonah is still worth reading. At least his Friday afternoon article is.

Yeah, he wasn't on the Trump train. But he also knows that Trump is doing some things that he likes - and writes about that. As well as about the things that he doesn't like.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 12:47 PM (8hICw)

255 Happy I did not have sexual relationships with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky' Day.

19 years ago today.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2017 12:48 PM (2x9LM)

256 State officials resign.
War with Mexico breaks out.
..............

Got me another country to run.
Easy. What will I do on Fridays?

Posted by: Jefe El Donaldo at January 26, 2017 12:48 PM (HgMAr)

257 >> I love the cherry lifesavers.


You like Sucrets, too?

Posted by: garrett at January 26, 2017 12:48 PM (OhOyF)

258 Skirts?


As long as they match their shoes and handbags...

Posted by: deplorable donna at January 26, 2017 12:48 PM (O2RFr)

259 The cemeteries are filled with people who thought they were irreplaceable.

Posted by: fallen leaf at January 26, 2017 12:48 PM (Queum)

260 Reporting 'live' from the newsroom...

Posted by: Muldoon at January 26, 2017 12:48 PM (wPiJc)

261 Lou Dobbs just tweeted that the Mexican Peso is tumbling since the cancellation of the meeting.

That'll learn ya.
Posted by: IrishEi at January 26, 2017 12:47 PM (HiDrR)



Oh, I'm going to Cozumel again....

Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 26, 2017 12:49 PM (ujg0T)

262 >>Skirts?


I'm not wearing a kilt.

Posted by: garrett at January 26, 2017 12:49 PM (OhOyF)

263 I love the cherry lifesavers.

--

I prefer to call them by their real name: Sucrets

Posted by: Lady in Black - LONG LIVE THE SCALP WEASEL! at January 26, 2017 12:49 PM (+FSld)

264 Migrants granted leave to remain in Switzerland on the basis that they risk death in their homelands are using welfare money to fund holidays back home, the Basler Zeitung reports.

______________________

Cubans in the U.S. do the same thing.

http://tinyurl.com/qdkuz3r

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 26, 2017 12:49 PM (riF5p)

265 Saves me from having to fire their asses.
Now I just gotta figure out how to strip their pensions.

Posted by: Jefe El Donaldo at January 26, 2017 12:49 PM (HgMAr)

266 "The Swiss newspaper notes that thousands of migrants each year are heading to Eritrea for their holidays each year despite their having supposedly fled the northeast African nation in fear of their lives."

You know, something's not quite right here. I can't quite put my finger on it. It almost seems as though this entire "refugee" business has been a cheap cynical hustle from the get-go. But we all know that can't possibly be true.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 26, 2017 12:49 PM (noWW6)

267 254 I know that NR gets beat up a lot around here, but Jonah is still worth reading. At least his Friday afternoon article is.

Yeah, he wasn't on the Trump train. But he also knows that Trump is doing some things that he likes - and writes about that. As well as about the things that he doesn't like.
Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 12:47 PM (8hICw)

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

NR gets unfairly maligned here.

But don't worry, people here are unafraid of reading things that they disagree with, which is why they've cut NR out of their lives completely.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 12:49 PM (/prE6)

268 Off topic...

Anyone been to Barcelona lately? Got any recommendations on where to stay?

Posted by: jwest at January 26, 2017 12:49 PM (Zs4uk)

269 HEY HEY! HO HO!
DEEP STATE FLUNKIES GOTTA GO!

So the upper management team in a mismanaged bureaucracy are leaving.

Boo-hoo.

Posted by: jbspry at January 26, 2017 12:49 PM (IhKmM)

270 BraDD ??

THAT'S FUNNY BECAUSE IT RHYMES WITH CHADD !!

Posted by: Ben Rothlieeeeeesburger at January 26, 2017 12:50 PM (ihtYN)

271 Is it the Blog going "wonky", or is in my Compy?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Keeper of Cerberus), (Cold1), (T) at January 26, 2017 12:50 PM (6gk0M)

272 220 Trump is about to speak to Congressional Republicans:

http://tinyurl.com/gtolqkf
Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at January 26, 2017 12:43 PM (4bKiB)

If the words "winning" and "cock slap" are not used I will be most disappointed.

Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable Yet Fuzzy at January 26, 2017 12:51 PM (1FhAQ)

273 ...finalized. It was my Compy.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Keeper of Cerberus), (Cold1), (T) at January 26, 2017 12:51 PM (6gk0M)

274 /sock

Posted by: Bigbys other phone at January 26, 2017 12:51 PM (Tdadx)

275 OT:

Peso tumbling after canceled meeting.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 12:51 PM (/prE6)

276 271 Is it the Blog going "wonky", or is in my Compy?
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Keeper of Cerberus), (Cold1), (T) at January 26, 2017 12:50 PM (6gk0M)

I can't get ace.mu.nu to load... Looks like I"m stuck here in these comments.

Update: ace.mu.nu finally loaded.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 12:51 PM (8hICw)

277 245 State Department needs to hire Moki!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 26, 2017 12:47 PM (fDdVG)

They fired me when I wouldn't have an abortion. I was told I could either be a mother or an officer, but not both.

I have a 24 year old son for that decision.

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at January 26, 2017 12:51 PM (gfRCk)

278 You know, something's not quite right here. I can't quite put my finger on it. It almost seems as though this entire "refugee" business has been a cheap cynical hustle from the get-go. But we all know that can't possibly be true.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 26, 2017 12:49 PM (noWW6)

They pay them.....to invade their land.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2017 12:51 PM (2x9LM)

279 >>Is it the Blog going "wonky"

Yep.

I came in here back in 07 looking for Smart Military Bloggage.


Still waiting.

Posted by: garrett at January 26, 2017 12:52 PM (OhOyF)

280 I'll have a venti mochaccino and a spoonful of Wow, please.

Posted by: Bradddd Jaffffy at January 26, 2017 12:52 PM (2Mnv1)

281 Update: ace.mu.nu finally loaded.
Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 12:51 PM (8hICw)

Scratch that - just an error message saying that ace took to long to respond.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 12:52 PM (8hICw)

282 been to Barcelona lately? Got any recommendations on where to stay?

Posted by: jwest at January 26, 2017 12:49 PM (Zs4uk)

there's a youth hostel in the hills to the northwest-ish of the City. Has its own pool, etc. Well, it was there in the late Sixties. Maybe avoid the bathrooms, though.

Maybe you better check on it......

Posted by: white hot dark steel at January 26, 2017 12:53 PM (ihtYN)

283 She seems like a lovely woman. Yes, she has an accent, but so what? She knows more than one language, so that puts her ahead of many, many Americans.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 26, 2017 12:37 PM (J5mC3)


And Chelsea Handler in particular.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at January 26, 2017 12:53 PM (MCOBY)

284 >>I can't get ace.mu.nu to load... Looks like I"m stuck here in these comments.


Right before Ace publishes, things usually get kinda weird.

Posted by: garrett at January 26, 2017 12:53 PM (OhOyF)

285 Madeleine Albright

I was raised Catholic, became Episcopalian & found out later my family was Jewish. I stand ready to register as Muslim in #solidarity.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2017 12:53 PM (2x9LM)

286 No. Don't. Stop.

/gene wilder voice

Posted by: Bigbys other phone at January 26, 2017 12:53 PM (Tdadx)

287 NR gets unfairly maligned here.

But don't worry, people here are unafraid of reading things that they disagree with, which is why they've cut NR out of their lives completely.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 12:49 PM (/prE6)



Have you READ Kevin Williamson's condescending drivel?

I put NR as a whole ahead of the vapid Messrs. Barnes and Kristol at the Weakly Standard, but.....

Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 26, 2017 12:53 PM (ujg0T)

288 "I know that NR gets beat up a lot around here, but Jonah is still worth reading. At least his Friday afternoon article is.

Yeah, he wasn't on the Trump train. But he also knows that Trump is doing some things that he likes - and writes about that. As well as about the things that he doesn't like.
"
-Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 12:47 PM (8hICw)

He wrote "Liberal Fascism". Don't deny him three times before the dawn.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Keeper of Cerberus), (Cold1), (T) at January 26, 2017 12:54 PM (6gk0M)

289 >why should only hack organizations with low IQ senior editors be represented ??

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

Yes, you in the back.

Hi, I'm CharleBrownsDildo from Ace of Spades...

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 26, 2017 12:54 PM (kTF2Z)

290 Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at January 26, 2017 12:51 PM (gfRCk)

That's terrible, but so glad you have your son.

Maybe you could go back as a consultant for a big salary!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 26, 2017 12:54 PM (fDdVG)

291 JJ, in the words of a great friend's dear late father, "I'd give a gold ni**er to see that."
Posted by: Roscoe at January 26, 2017 12:45 PM
--

I've never heard that one before. Dads. LOL.

One of the many great gifts my own late father gave me was the knowledge of a vast lexicon of stock phrases for any situation in life. They now just come to be automatically.

I don't always use them, but it's nice to have them there... just in case.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 26, 2017 12:54 PM (J5mC3)

292 284 >>I can't get ace.mu.nu to load... Looks like I"m stuck here in these comments.


Right before Ace publishes, things usually get kinda weird.
Posted by: garrett at January 26, 2017 12:53 PM (OhOyF)

A couple minutes in and still no response from ace.mu.nu

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 12:54 PM (8hICw)

293 #ISeriouslyThoughtYouWereDead

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2017 12:54 PM (2x9LM)

294 Melanie should respond to Chelsea whatsherface with a YouTube response. She should do it in all five languages she speaks.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 26, 2017 12:54 PM (OVJcF)

295 Our local TV news channel always has their junior reporters standing off to the side of the main news desk and when it comes time for their report on whatever story they are working on that day (New Day Care Center For Cats Opens In Delta), the anchor says, "Now, reporting live from the newsroom, Tiffani Giggle-Johnson..."

"Thanks, Biff. A new day care center for cats has opened in Delta. Now back to Biff and Sandi on the newsdesk".


Cracks me up every time.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 26, 2017 12:55 PM (wPiJc)

296 "I know that NR gets beat up a lot around here, but Jonah is still worth reading. At least his Friday afternoon article is.

Yeah, he wasn't on the Trump train. But he also knows that Trump is doing some things that he likes - and writes about that. As well as about the things that he doesn't like."


I think Jonah has been very fair to Trump since the election and is giving him a fair shot. It's not like he's a bitter POS like Rick Wilson.

Posted by: Benji Carver at January 26, 2017 12:55 PM (OD2ni)

297
Right before Ace publishes, things usually get kinda weird

++

Time machine

Posted by: Bigbys other phone at January 26, 2017 12:55 PM (Tdadx)

298 wonky again

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Keeper of Cerberus), (Cold1), (T) at January 26, 2017 12:55 PM (6gk0M)

299 finalized. It was my Compy.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Keeper of Cerberus), (Cold1), (T) at January 26, 2017 12:51 PM (6gk0M)

Really? Because mine is still all screwed up...no boxes around comments.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 26, 2017 12:55 PM (HiDrR)

300 #A couple minutes in and still no response from ace.mu.nu


#2Weeks

Posted by: garrett at January 26, 2017 12:55 PM (OhOyF)

301 287
Have you READ Kevin Williamson's condescending drivel?

I put NR as a whole ahead of the vapid Messrs. Barnes and Kristol at the Weakly Standard, but.....
Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 26, 2017 12:53 PM (ujg0T)

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

1) Kevin Williamson is not NR. He is a writer at NR.

and

I don't have a 2.

Skip over Williamson's stuff if you don't like it. Go for Victor David Hanson

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 12:55 PM (/prE6)

302 *yiddish accent*

Mister, who better?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton


And thus is the Ace News Network born...

Just, um, don't sign up for Ace News US.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at January 26, 2017 12:56 PM (9krrF)

303 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2017 12:53 PM (2x9LM)

Sounds like being ECUSA didn't mean much to her. I know they're very liberal, but they still are a Christian church. Her statement is insulting to both Christians and Muslims.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 26, 2017 12:56 PM (fDdVG)

304 287 NR gets unfairly maligned here.

But don't worry, people here are unafraid of reading things that they disagree with, which is why they've cut NR out of their lives completely.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 12:49 PM (/prE6)


Have you READ Kevin Williamson's condescending drivel?

I put NR as a whole ahead of the vapid Messrs. Barnes and Kristol at the Weakly Standard, but.....
Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 26, 2017 12:53 PM (ujg0T)

288 "I know that NR gets beat up a lot around here, but Jonah is still worth reading. At least his Friday afternoon article is.

Yeah, he wasn't on the Trump train. But he also knows that Trump is doing some things that he likes - and writes about that. As well as about the things that he doesn't like."
-Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 12:47 PM (8hICw)

He wrote "Liberal Fascism". Don't deny him three times before the dawn.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Keeper of Cerberus), (Cold1), (T) at January 26, 2017 12:54 PM (6gk0M)


Yeah, Kevin W is a bit off the deep end. But they do publish a lot of articles from a lot of different people with a lot of different ideas about things.

I find David French to be a good read, but I don't always agree with everything he writes. Somehow, I have the ability to not stomp out of their website vowing never to return.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 12:56 PM (8hICw)

305
That's terrible, but so glad you have your son.

Maybe you could go back as a consultant for a big salary!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 26, 2017 12:54 PM (fDdVG)

Awww, thanks. I should say, I wasn't "fired", but was encouraged to leave by their posting me and my newborn to Liberia, and my husband to Panama. And then the words that I couldn't be a good officer with a kid. And that I should resign.

Anyway, I think it would be awesome to work under Tillermann, and for Trump, but it will have to wait until the health issues are worked out!

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at January 26, 2017 12:56 PM (gfRCk)

306
OT:

I'm having trouble loading the HQ's main page. Anyone else?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:57 PM (mbhDw)

307 Who broke the blog this time?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 26, 2017 12:57 PM (le7jz)

308 She should do it in all five languages she speaks.

Pshaw.

French and German aren't really "languages". They're just "funny accents."

Posted by: Chelsea Handler at January 26, 2017 12:57 PM (4bKiB)

309 Posting re-settled the twisting of the Activity Indicator.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Keeper of Cerberus), (Cold1), (T) at January 26, 2017 12:57 PM (6gk0M)

310 304 I have the ability to not stomp out of their website vowing never to return.
Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 12:56 PM (8hICw)

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

Can we get a ban here?

We only need people who seek safe spaces.

\s

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 12:57 PM (/prE6)

311 comment area rather screwy, looks old school.
I want my classy boxing back.

Posted by: willow at January 26, 2017 12:58 PM (R7cwD)

312 291 I don't always use them, but it's nice to have them there... just in case.
Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 26, 2017 12:54 PM (J5mC3)


R.C.H. Red c*nt hair, to indicate a narrow margin. Thanks dad!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:58 PM (mbhDw)

313 306
OT:

I'm having trouble loading the HQ's main page. Anyone else?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:57 PM (mbhDw)

Same here.

It's not good if a cob can't get in..

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 12:58 PM (8hICw)

314 Having trouble with the site too.

Posted by: Lady in Black - LONG LIVE THE SCALP WEASEL! at January 26, 2017 12:59 PM (+FSld)

315 nevermind, box containment area is back

Posted by: willow at January 26, 2017 12:59 PM (R7cwD)

316 Can we get a ban here?

We only need people who seek safe spaces.

\s
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 12:57 PM (/prE6)

*sigh*

Guess I'll show myself the door.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 12:59 PM (8hICw)

317 "Really? Because mine is still all screwed up...no boxes around comments."
-Posted by: IrishEi at January 26, 2017 12:55 PM (HiDrR)

Okay... wasn't just me.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Keeper of Cerberus), (Cold1), (T) at January 26, 2017 12:59 PM (6gk0M)

318 313 306
OT:

I'm having trouble loading the HQ's main page. Anyone else?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:57 PM (mbhDw)

Same here.

It's not good if a cob can't get in..
Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 12:58 PM (8hICw)

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

Is it the Russians?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 12:59 PM (/prE6)

319 .

Skip over Williamson's stuff if you don't like it. Go for Victor David Hanson

+++

Only have so much time in the day. Besides, I've found other stuff I'm more interested in. Not going to waste time on NR

Posted by: Bigbys other phone at January 26, 2017 12:59 PM (Tdadx)

320 I like Melania.

She gave that speech at the convention in a language that is not native to her, in front of God knows how many people.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 26, 2017 12:59 PM (4ErVI)

321 frick, screwed up after reload again!

Posted by: willow at January 26, 2017 01:00 PM (R7cwD)

322 Ok someone's really going to have to explain to this former lurker where #twoweeks comes from and when I'm FINALLY going to get my patented AoSHQ tshirt.

Cause I'd wear that thing over my button down to work.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at January 26, 2017 01:00 PM (JTi0J)

323 Things are wonky for me too. I can access this post, but not the home page

Posted by: josephistan at January 26, 2017 01:00 PM (7HtZB)

324 311 comment area rather screwy, looks old school.
I want my classy boxing back.

Posted by: willow at January 26, 2017 12:58 PM (R7cwD)



Main site is down. I'm guessing something is crashed, and that holds all the site formatting along with the main page.

Posted by: buzzion at January 26, 2017 01:00 PM (cAnNx)

325 OMG TYRANT TRUMP TO DELIVER NEXT STATE OF THE UNION INSTEAD OF OBAMA

Posted by: REEEEEEEEEEEEEE at January 26, 2017 01:00 PM (hHFOx)

326 ok someone stop screwing with the comments.
or i'll pull this car over.

Posted by: willow at January 26, 2017 01:00 PM (R7cwD)

327 Maybe we'll be trapped in this post forever.

By comment 5000 someone's gonna start eating other commenters I just know it.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 26, 2017 01:01 PM (4ErVI)

328 Everything is normal, for PixxyWare, here.

Posted by: garrett at January 26, 2017 01:01 PM (OhOyF)

329 318
Is it the Russians?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 12:59 PM (/prE6)


President Trump is very concerned with the apparent hacking by Democrat operatives of one of his preferred news organizations.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 01:01 PM (mbhDw)

330 Can we start calling them the Mainstream REEEEEEdia?

Posted by: Mega at January 26, 2017 01:01 PM (hHFOx)

331 318 313 306
OT:

I'm having trouble loading the HQ's main page. Anyone else?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 12:57 PM (mbhDw)

Same here.

It's not good if a cob can't get in..
Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 12:58 PM (8hICw)

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

Is it the Russians?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 12:59 PM (/prE6)

ZOMG! Russians haxored the HQ!

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 01:01 PM (8hICw)

332 Still wonky.

For those of you on Twitter...

Help@mu.nu to get ahold of Pixy.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Keeper of Cerberus), (Cold1), (T) at January 26, 2017 01:01 PM (6gk0M)

333 buzzion, yikes, hopefully rsolved soon without a lot of effort.

looks lomgingly for pixy.

Posted by: willow at January 26, 2017 01:01 PM (R7cwD)

334 167 Our local newspaper sold their grand building (will become condos) and are almost reduced to a small building with an AP, NYT, etc. receiver for the news. . . . This will be the future of many newspapers.

Posted by: Colin at January 26, 2017 12:36 PM (nxlAK)


Des Moines Register, by any chance? Because that sounds like what they recently did.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at January 26, 2017 01:01 PM (tu3iY)

335 Skip over Williamson's stuff if you don't like it. Go for Victor David Hanson

Always good advice.

Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at January 26, 2017 01:02 PM (Pd7Sl)

336 Gosh, if I don't go to NR, wherever will I go to find people being critical of my thoughts and beliefs.

Posted by: buzzion at January 26, 2017 01:02 PM (cAnNx)

337 Des Moines Register, by any chance? Because that sounds like what they recently did.
Posted by: Iowa Bob at January 26, 2017 01:01 PM (tu3iY)

Did they? huh. No idea that happened.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 01:02 PM (8hICw)

338 Maybe we'll be trapped in this post forever.

By comment 5000 someone's gonna start eating other commenters I just know it.

--------

Last survivor gets the AoS white house press pass!! Hope you all read up on Hunger Games.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at January 26, 2017 01:02 PM (JTi0J)

339 >>, wherever will I go to find people being critical of my thoughts and beliefs., wherever will I go to find people being critical of my thoughts and beliefs.


The dead have thoughts and beliefs?

Posted by: garrett at January 26, 2017 01:03 PM (OhOyF)

340 aceofspadeshq at gmail.com for Ace.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Keeper of Cerberus), (Cold1), (T) at January 26, 2017 01:03 PM (6gk0M)

341 I am a little hungry.

Posted by: willow at January 26, 2017 01:04 PM (R7cwD)

342 Yes, she has an accent, but so what? She knows more than one language, so that puts her ahead of many, many Americans.


I was interested in this the other day and looking it up I learned a trivium. Melania Knauss was born Melanija Knavs, which according to the krautish wiki is pronounced exactly the same.

She germanized the name for her modelling career.

Accounts of which languages she speaks vary, but it's at least Slovenian, German, French, and maybe also Serbian and Italian. That's harder than speaking four "languages" in the same Romance group.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at January 26, 2017 01:04 PM (mgbwf)

343 Fwiw cellphone won't load main page. Javascript is off.

I think there are still other sites on pixys server, check those.

Posted by: Bigbys other phone at January 26, 2017 01:04 PM (Tdadx)

344 been to Barcelona lately? Got any recommendations on where to stay?

Posted by: jwest at January 26, 2017 12:49 PM (Zs4uk)



I enjoyed my stay at the Hotel Arc la Rambla. Not super fancy, but affordable, close to the water, close to the rail station link to the airport and all the subway lines, and near lots of bars if imbibing is your thing.

http://www.hotelarclarambla.com/

Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 26, 2017 01:05 PM (ujg0T)

345 Is AoS under DNS attack?

Posted by: MTF. Fire Julia Ioffe! at January 26, 2017 01:05 PM (X4ZNp)

346 Accounts of which languages she speaks vary, but it's at least Slovenian, German, French, and maybe also Serbian and Italian. That's harder than speaking four "languages" in the same Romance group.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at January 26, 2017 01:04 PM (mgbwf)

You neglected the easy one: English

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 01:05 PM (8hICw)

347 "Gosh, if I don't go to NR, wherever will I go to find people being critical of my thoughts and beliefs."
-Posted by: buzzion at January 26, 2017 01:02 PM (cAnNx)

You can stay here for that.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Keeper of Cerberus), (Cold1), (T) at January 26, 2017 01:05 PM (6gk0M)

348 .dne ym lamron si gnihtyrevE

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2017 01:06 PM (2x9LM)

349 Skip over Williamson's stuff if you don't like it. Go for Victor David Hanson
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 12:55 PM (/prE6)



VDH is my California guy, but I can read him directly at his website and lots of other places online and in print.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 26, 2017 01:06 PM (ujg0T)

350 345 Is AoS under DNS attack?

Posted by: MTF. Fire Julia Ioffe! at January 26, 2017 01:05 PM (X4ZNp)

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

I think that we've decided that it's the Russians. And they're changing vote totals in Pennsylvania at the same time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 01:06 PM (/prE6)

351 Someone throw Ace a Life-Saver!

Posted by: garrett at January 26, 2017 01:06 PM (OhOyF)

352
Accounts of which languages she speaks vary, but it's at least Slovenian, German, French, and maybe also Serbian and Italian

++

AND NOT ENGLISH HAH

Posted by: Bigbys other phone at January 26, 2017 01:07 PM (Tdadx)

353 BLOG SURVIVAL JOURNAL Day 0, Hour 1-

Initial shock wearing off. Commenters segregating into three main groups. Hunger pangs beginning to be audible. Will start asking for volunteers to staff an expedition to the surface seeking water and sustenance...

Posted by: Muldoon at January 26, 2017 01:07 PM (wPiJc)

354 353 BLOG SURVIVAL JOURNAL Day 0, Hour 1-

Initial shock wearing off. Commenters segregating into three main groups. Hunger pangs beginning to be audible. Will start asking for volunteers to staff an expedition to the surface seeking water and sustenance...
Posted by: Muldoon at January 26, 2017 01:07 PM (wPiJc)

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

*Furiously sharpens rock in potential bid for alpha*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 01:08 PM (/prE6)

355 BLOG OF THE FLIES starring AceOfSpades

Posted by: garrett at January 26, 2017 01:08 PM (OhOyF)

356 If this goes on much longer and we're forced to cannibalism I vote the punmaster goes in the cooking pot first.

Posted by: buzzion at January 26, 2017 01:09 PM (cAnNx)

357 337 Des Moines Register, by any chance? Because that sounds like what they recently did.
Posted by: Iowa Bob at January 26, 2017 01:01 PM (tu3iY)

Did they? huh. No idea that happened.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 01:02 PM (8hICw)


Yeah they sold their building a couple of years ago and moved into some rented space. Their old building is being renovated, probably into hipster apartments. I don't remember the details.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at January 26, 2017 01:09 PM (tu3iY)

358 "Bradd.

The extra d is for douchepocket".

I would have thought d_ck mitten, but horses for courses, I guess.

Posted by: Twin Cities Daydrunk - slip slidin' away at January 26, 2017 01:10 PM (kVX3W)

359 I wonder if VDH is feeling as if He is in hostile territory these days.

Posted by: willow at January 26, 2017 01:10 PM (R7cwD)

360 You neglected the easy one: English


Yeah, I saw that when I caught up with my own post.

*dips head sheepishly*

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at January 26, 2017 01:10 PM (mgbwf)

361
Initial shock wearing off. Commenters segregating into three main groups. Hunger pangs beginning to be audible

+++

...maybe we flew off the handle by resorting to cannibalism in the first couple hours, but we'll, buzzion was already dead anyway

Posted by: Bigbys other phone at January 26, 2017 01:10 PM (Tdadx)

362 leave the sheep alone.

Posted by: willow at January 26, 2017 01:11 PM (R7cwD)

363 Who's sheep dipping what?

Posted by: Bigbys other phone at January 26, 2017 01:12 PM (Tdadx)

364 Hooray! ace.mu.nu is back online!

Posted by: Chris M at January 26, 2017 01:12 PM (eAZVt)

365 leave the sheep alone.


Do you mean as food or ...um... you know?

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at January 26, 2017 01:12 PM (mgbwf)

366 Trump's finally on - in hilarious form so far.

Tells Ryan: "Hey, we're actually gonna sign the stuff you're writing this time!"

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at January 26, 2017 01:12 PM (4bKiB)

367 Sign on building construction in Philly:


http://tinyurl.com/gr6uhtq

Posted by: Tami at January 26, 2017 01:13 PM (Enq6K)

368 I got yet another rejection from a potential employer today. Apparently I'm just worthless. This is my life now. Fuck everything.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 26, 2017 01:13 PM (0mRoj)

369 .dne ym lamron si gnihtyrevE



*****

Sɐɯǝ ɥǝɹǝ

Posted by: Muldoon at January 26, 2017 01:13 PM (wPiJc)

370 357 337 Des Moines Register, by any chance? Because that sounds like what they recently did.
Posted by: Iowa Bob at January 26, 2017 01:01 PM (tu3iY)

Did they? huh. No idea that happened.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 01:02 PM (8hICw)

Yeah they sold their building a couple of years ago and moved into some rented space. Their old building is being renovated, probably into hipster apartments. I don't remember the details.
Posted by: Iowa Bob at January 26, 2017 01:09 PM (tu3iY)



I enjoyed when the San Jose "Jerk-The-Knee-News" moved from their once large industrial park setting in North San Jose to a downtown office building. For the more hipster scene the local (5th) columnists claimed. But a clear downsizing.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 26, 2017 01:13 PM (ujg0T)

371 Trapped in the Bowels of Thread
The Natives Hungered for Cheese of the Head
Willow did swoon
for a taste of Muldoon
So we made him a nice chili
and served him with corn bread.

Posted by: garrett at January 26, 2017 01:13 PM (OhOyF)

372 Front page up on refresh. No noods is good noods

Posted by: Bigbys other phone at January 26, 2017 01:13 PM (Tdadx)

373 364 Hooray! ace.mu.nu is back online!

Posted by: Chris M at January 26, 2017 01:12 PM (eAZVt)

So I'm not the only one. Good to know.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 26, 2017 01:13 PM (0mRoj)

374 Amateur Webzine Slate* is channeling Peter Gibbins from Office Space.

"Every day has been worse than the day before it. Which means that every day... is the worst day of my life.

"What about today?

"Oh, yeah.

"That's fucked up."



Link in nick

*AOSHQ style guide official title

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 26, 2017 01:14 PM (KUaJL)

375 366 Trump's finally on - in hilarious form so far.

Tells Ryan: "Hey, we're actually gonna sign the stuff you're writing this time!"
Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at January 26, 2017 01:12 PM (4bKiB)

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

Why didn't he lead by calling him a cuck? I thought that's what you did with Paul Ryan.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 01:14 PM (/prE6)

376 hyperbolic bullshit.. take a look at State's organizational chart..

http://tinyurl.com/jm29gmt

Not even close to "entire senior management team"..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 26, 2017 01:14 PM (so+oy)

377 sheepishly sheeping.


no shearing allowed.

Posted by: willow at January 26, 2017 01:14 PM (R7cwD)

378 'So a "wow" from a young-un know-nothing.'

This.

So many kids are coming out of college dumber than they came in.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 26, 2017 01:14 PM (0wojp)

379 How many people make up the senior state department officials? Anyone know?

Posted by: @lindafelldespair(gab.ai) trying not to die! at January 26, 2017 01:14 PM (FO7Ul)

380 BLOG SURVIVAL JOURNAL Day 0, Hour 1.5 -


Never mind.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 26, 2017 01:15 PM (wPiJc)

381 Thank goodness someone revived the hamsters.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 26, 2017 01:15 PM (PY9jH)

382 The fact that they served under both Rs and Ds is part of the problem. GW should have sent them packing instead of letting them harass him for his entire presidency.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 26, 2017 01:16 PM (sEDyY)

383 I hid during the unpleasantness of the Down Time.

Were Mary Cloggenstein and Bill Wynn Sacrificed for the Good of the Commenters?

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 26, 2017 01:16 PM (J5mC3)

384 Not even close to "entire senior management team"..
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 26, 2017 01:14 PM (so+oy)

we hope it's the ones that needed to leave. and the others complicite are outted.

Posted by: willow at January 26, 2017 01:16 PM (R7cwD)

385 368
I got yet another rejection from a potential employer today. Apparently
I'm just worthless. This is my life now. Fuck everything.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 26, 2017 01:13 PM (0mRoj)

Stop.that. You are not! Just haven't found the right employer yet.

Did you give any more thought to the place I told you about?

Posted by: Tami at January 26, 2017 01:16 PM (Enq6K)

386 hmm that was....disturbing

Posted by: runner at January 26, 2017 01:16 PM (CLJ33)

387 I got yet another rejection from a potential employer today. Apparently I'm just worthless. This is my life now. Fuck everything.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 26, 2017 01:13 PM (0mRoj)

Hang in there my good man. At least you're getting to talk to people. I don't even get that far.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 26, 2017 01:17 PM (Jcg9Q)

388 Somebody built a wall.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 26, 2017 01:17 PM (IqV8l)

389 "Why didn't he lead by calling him a cuck? I thought that's what you did with Paul Ryan."
-Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 01:14 PM (/prE6)

Much like Ace, I hate the term "cuck". It is like the word "tricuit". It digs into me and I have no idea why.

Is that my own virtue signalling? I think it may be the case.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Keeper of Cerberus), (Cold1), (T) at January 26, 2017 01:17 PM (6gk0M)

390 >>Apparently
I'm just worthless. This is my life now. Fuck everything


Just everything that comes through the hole.

Posted by: Madonna in the Stall on the End at January 26, 2017 01:17 PM (OhOyF)

391
Why didn't he lead by calling him a cuck? I thought that's what you did with Paul Ryan
---

Maybe he's saving that for when Ryan really annoys him. Right now, Ryan might be in good boy mode, so Trump is rewarding him.

/maybe he'll get Ryan a mini bike for Christmas!

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 26, 2017 01:17 PM (J5mC3)

392 They're eating people at the AoSHQ!!

Posted by: Shep Smith at January 26, 2017 01:18 PM (7HtZB)

393 361
Initial shock wearing off. Commenters segregating into three main groups.>>>>

I was in the rape and pillage group. I want to apologize for any raping I may have contemplated.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 26, 2017 01:18 PM (OVJcF)

394 I keep thinking of Wilford Brimley at the end of "Absence of Malice."

http://tinyurl.com/zsbsgwz

Posted by: geoffb5 at January 26, 2017 01:18 PM (d3wbb)

395 370 I enjoyed when the San Jose "Jerk-The-Knee-News" moved from their once large industrial park setting in North San Jose to a downtown office building. For the more hipster scene the local (5th) columnists claimed. But a clear downsizing.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 26, 2017 01:13 PM (ujg0T)


The Register has been downsizing for a long time, finally they gave up on their (half-empty) building and moved down the street. I believe the preferred term is "their appeal is becoming more selective". Couldn't happen to a better bunch of left-wing shitstains.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at January 26, 2017 01:18 PM (tu3iY)

396 Trump is very astute. Right before he signed the Keystone EO, he asked where the pipe was being fabricated. Found out it was overseas, so he had a clause added that all the pipe to be made here.

Posted by: Soona at January 26, 2017 01:18 PM (Fmupd)

397 [Twitch twitch twitch]

I can quit the HQ anytime I want. Just not today.

[Twitch twitch twitch]

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at January 26, 2017 01:18 PM (1FhAQ)

398 Insomniac, hold on, then economy will improve shortly (at least one will hope)
looks more positive than 6 days ago.

Posted by: willow at January 26, 2017 01:18 PM (R7cwD)

399 I enjoyed my stay at the Hotel Arc la Rambla. Not super fancy, but affordable, close to the water, close to the rail station link to the airport and all the subway lines, and near lots of bars if imbibing is your thing.

http://www.hotelarclarambla.com/
Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 26, 2017 01:05 PM (ujg0T)

That doesn't look bad at all.

Spain used to be a much better bargain than it appears now.

Posted by: jwest at January 26, 2017 01:18 PM (Zs4uk)

400 we hope it's the ones that needed to leave. and the others complicite are outted.
Posted by: willow at January 26, 2017 01:16 PM (R7cwD)

There was only 4 of them. Not exactly a huge loss.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 26, 2017 01:18 PM (Jcg9Q)

401 To be truthful, I didn't know they all submitted their resignations with every transition either. To be fair, if it were my job as a journalist, you can bet your ass I would have known!

Posted by: Bill R. at January 26, 2017 01:18 PM (jKUeC)

402 OT: That picture up of David Brock on Drudge is creeping me out. It's like something out of Greek mythology. OTOH, the picture could easily be turned into a meme.

Posted by: Independent George at January 26, 2017 01:18 PM (BDZWU)

403 Let's see how this looks:


ǝɹǝɥ ǝɯɐS

Posted by: Muldoon at January 26, 2017 01:19 PM (wPiJc)

404 I got yet another rejection from a potential
employer today. Apparently I'm just worthless. This is my life now. Fuck
everything.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 26, 2017 01:13 PM (0mRoj)



Hang in there my good man. At least you're getting to talk to people. I don't even get that far.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 26, 2017 01:17 PM


Seriously. I could have papered my house with rejection letters. Interviews were rarer than hen's teeth. Hang in there.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 26, 2017 01:19 PM (p+Wdc)

405 Paul Ryan can be a back stabbing snake but he has such pretty blue eyes...sigh.

Posted by: IC at January 26, 2017 01:19 PM (a0IVu)

406 Tainted by the stank of Obamunism for 8 years.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2017 01:19 PM (LRVnP)

407 I was in the rape and pillage group. I want to apologize for any raping I may have contemplated.

I raped myself twice.

I like rape.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 26, 2017 01:19 PM (oVJmc)

408 You are not worthless! Yours is a specialized field and there's a lot of competition. In the meantime have you checked out whether you can get unemployment?
Also, if you can't get that, see if there are some temporary agencies around or here's something you'd probably be good at-Being a substitute teacher. The pay is pretty good for a PT job.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 26, 2017 01:20 PM (fDdVG)

409 If we knew which big donors are keeping NR afloat, their mystifying alienation of their rank-and-file readers and seemingly suicidal attempt to get Hillary elected would make a lot more sense.

I think the priorities of their donors are unrestricted trade into the US from cheap labor/non-regulated countries and the ability to import whatever foreign labor they want into the US to staff their businesses.

It's a fundamentally post-American view of the world -- Hillary's dream of an EU for the Western Hemisphere is also their dream.

Posted by: Scalia's Ghost at January 26, 2017 01:20 PM (hA1V+)

410 I was in the rape and pillage group. I want to apologize for any raping I may have contemplated.
---

Yeah, I was part of the Warrior Princees Group.

I apologize for Nothing.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 26, 2017 01:20 PM (J5mC3)

411 Yay. Site's back up, evidently.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 01:20 PM (mbhDw)

412 Muldoon you Barrel tempter! how'd you do that?

Posted by: @votermom's phone at January 26, 2017 01:20 PM (SvyDJ)

413 What state is Insomniac in? And what is his field?

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 01:20 PM (8hICw)

414 How many people make up the senior state department officials? Anyone know?
Posted by: @lindafelldespair(gab.ai) trying not to die! at January 26, 2017 01:14 PM (FO7Ul)

4.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 26, 2017 01:21 PM (Jcg9Q)

415 368 Insomniac

Less dwelling on rejections, more forward momentum, please.

Are you ready for the options I proposed a while ago? One of those jobs has instant and good feedback.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 26, 2017 01:21 PM (u82oZ)

416 I raped myself twice.

I like rape.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 26, 2017 01:19 PM (oVJmc)

You can't rape the willing.

Er, I mean, if consent has been given at the beginning, and maintained throughout the act, it's not rape.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 01:21 PM (8hICw)

417 409 I think the priorities of their donors are unrestricted trade into the US from cheap labor/non-regulated countries and the ability to import whatever foreign labor they want into the US to staff their businesses.

It's a fundamentally post-American view of the world -- Hillary's dream of an EU for the Western Hemisphere is also their dream.
Posted by: Scalia's Ghost at January 26, 2017 01:20 PM (hA1V+)

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

Only someone who doesn't actually read NR would think that they advocate for open borders.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 01:21 PM (/prE6)

418 Any business owners here have any tips on how to only hire conservatives?

The left is just a pain in the ass to deal with. They suck the joy out of everything.

Posted by: Duncan Macleod, The Highlander at January 26, 2017 01:22 PM (NAv1Q)

419 Muldoon has triggered my vertigo.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, reeling at January 26, 2017 01:22 PM (NBHj5)

420 Wow! The bust of Martin Luther not only was removed from the Oval Office, it was never there in the first place!

Posted by: Bradd JJaffiee at January 26, 2017 01:22 PM (4zZ63)

421 Er, I mean, if consent has been given at the beginning, and maintained throughout the act, it's not rape.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 01:21 PM (8hICw)


Unless I decide a year later that I wouldn't have consented then if I knew what a dick you would turn out to be....

Posted by: College girl at January 26, 2017 01:23 PM (tewYv)

422 I hate the use of "venti" in that context. It means twenty, it serves a 20 oz. drink, but the word is Italian and they don't have ounces.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at January 26, 2017 12:22 PM (mgbwf)

The anus of a fish is called the "vent".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2017 01:23 PM (LRVnP)

423 The "legacy media" seems to be employing journalists with fewer skills and less knowledge than any blogger. In the past politics and foreign affairs were assigned to the most senior and experienced staff but no more.

It seems they have completely given up on delivering the news and the effect is chaos. This may all be accidental as those running the media conglomerates probably don't know what they are doing either yet I sometimes suspect it could be deliberate.

Then again it could simply be "Those whom gods hate they first make mad".

Posted by: Decaf at January 26, 2017 01:23 PM (WrEuY)

424 so then we agree, Obama's spinmeister was right? they don't know anything so why bother?

Posted by: edmund dantex at January 26, 2017 01:23 PM (eRsMQ)

425 Facebook needs to DIAF. My parents saw the pictures of my in-laws' visit of a few hours this past weekend and now my mom wants to come for two DAYS. And the function that shows you what you were doing a year ago or whatever reminds my MIL of the one granchild that she doesn't get to see daily so she whines about it to me. I am so sick of Facebook and I don't even use it.

Posted by: pookysgirl at January 26, 2017 01:23 PM (ar2KI)

426 >>Muldoon has triggered my vertigo.


He assaulted me!

Posted by: Kurt Eichenwald at January 26, 2017 01:24 PM (OhOyF)

427 413
What state is Insomniac in? And what is his field?

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 01:20 PM (8hICw)

Florida I believe and attorney....healthcare field.

Posted by: Tami at January 26, 2017 01:24 PM (Enq6K)

428 never went down for me

Posted by: EVLINC! at January 26, 2017 01:24 PM (y3aQB)

429 "402 OT: That picture up of David Brock on Drudge is creeping me out. It's like something out of Greek mythology. OTOH, the picture could easily be turned into a meme."


In the article, an unnamed Obama aide said Brock looked like Mugatu from Zoolander which is actually pretty funny.

Posted by: Benji Carver at January 26, 2017 01:24 PM (OD2ni)

430 "It help to have a sense of history that extends further back that this morning's venti mochaccino."
======

And if the intern buys those mochaccino's at McDonald's, they're fired!

I need quality caffeine when I'm fighting for the little guy.

Posted by: Toure at January 26, 2017 01:25 PM (Cw3TC)

431 >> never went down for me


Arranged Marriage?

Posted by: garrett at January 26, 2017 01:25 PM (OhOyF)

432 If we knew which big donors are keeping NR afloat, their mystifying alienation of their rank-and-file readers and seemingly suicidal attempt to get Hillary elected would make a lot more sense.

It could be Soros or CGI funding them just to try and demoralize the Right.

Posted by: College girl at January 26, 2017 01:25 PM (tewYv)

433 So Cuomo threatens to be the first to be deported if President Trump departs immigrants ( which of course he never threatened to do LOL ) and Albright is converting to Islam.

????

I am not seeing the downside here

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 26, 2017 01:25 PM (sRFAL)

434 The anus of a fish is called the "vent".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
-------

So, we're back to the Jaffy guy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2017 01:25 PM (NBHj5)

435 I'm Baba Wawa and this is Venti Venti.

Posted by: Baba Wawa O'Riley at January 26, 2017 01:25 PM (IqV8l)

436 Posted by: Duncan Macleod, The Highlander at January 26, 2017 01:22 PM (NAv1Q)

You can screen them with a Rorschach's Test. Every ink blot will look like a white guy whipping a black person to a Lefty.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 26, 2017 01:25 PM (OVJcF)

437 125 Too good to check:

ZeroHedge is reporting that Alex Jones and/or Inforwars has been offered White House Press Credentials.

Also, they are adding Skype seats for the press briefings to make it easier for those not in the DC area to participate.

/hahhahahahha. BOOM! MSM heads exploding.


Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 26, 2017 12:30 PM (J5mC3)


Paul Joseph Watson getting to troll the WH Press Corps? Yes, Please.

Posted by: Hikaru at January 26, 2017 01:25 PM (CMbMd)

438 "The anus of a fish is called the "vent"."
-Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2017 01:23 PM (LRVnP)

Go suck a cloaca, Mr. Know-it-All StamenPistil.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Keeper of Cerberus), (Cold1), (T) at January 26, 2017 01:26 PM (6gk0M)

439 So let me get this straight: these shitbags would sit around and suck their pensions and let Kerry give the Iranians nukes, and now the fact that they're being kicked out on their asses is somehow a BAD thing?

The only thing wrong here is that they're not being shot.

Posted by: JEM at January 26, 2017 01:26 PM (TppKb)

440 Melania looks like the Bad Bond Girl who dies in the third reel.

Melania looks like she ran a Hostel or II back in Slovenia, If You Know What I Mean.

Seriously, she'll go ballistic if people keep going after Barron. I expect that will stop, because it's so low.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 26, 2017 01:26 PM (SIY7D)

441 Ahhh. We're back.

So.
Now I read the Dems want to take the nuke football away from the President, who is, btw, the Commander-in-Chief.
They just make it so easy.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 26, 2017 01:26 PM (LBZrA)

442 Only someone who doesn't actually read NR would think that they advocate for open borders.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 01:21 PM (/prE6)

Their strongest support is for the Paul Ryan wing of the Republican party.

They would have openly supported Jeb if they were not afraid of being tarred and feathered by their subscribers.

They are the mouthpiece of the GOP-e.

Posted by: Scalia's Ghost at January 26, 2017 01:26 PM (hA1V+)

443 The Swiss newspaper notes that thousands of migrants each year are heading to Eritrea for their holidays each year despite their having supposedly fled the northeast African nation in fear of their lives.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2017 12:45 PM (wo3jg)




Eritrea is only life threatening in the off season. If they have an off season

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 26, 2017 01:26 PM (493sH)

444 Did you give any more thought to the place I told you about?
Posted by: Tami at January 26, 2017 01:16 PM (Enq6K)

I've checked into it but it doesn't look like they have anything that I would qualify for in FL. I'll keep checking though.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 26, 2017 01:26 PM (0mRoj)

445 never went down for me

Posted by: EVLINC! at January 26, 2017 01:24 PM


*sidles over*

How you doin'?

Posted by: Madonna at January 26, 2017 01:26 PM (p+Wdc)

446 I think I figured out the origin of cuck. (Looking things up is cheating). I was watching "Run, Lola, Run" (which, btw, I hate) and in one scene her father says I'm not your father, you're a kuckucksei, a cuckoo's egg.

Cuckoos lay their eggs in other birds' nests for them to raise them. So I think cuckhold comes from that.

Still hate seeing it used in a political context.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at January 26, 2017 01:26 PM (mgbwf)

447 I had a degreed millenial telling me the other day that the russians and the Chinese had also put men on the moon. These folks are very miseducated.

Posted by: Lord Sir x at January 26, 2017 01:27 PM (nFwvY)

448 ZeroHedge is reporting that Alex Jones and/or Inforwars has been offered White House Press Credentials.

Oh, man...

Posted by: JEM at January 26, 2017 01:27 PM (TppKb)

449 427 413
What state is Insomniac in? And what is his field?

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 01:20 PM (8hICw)

Florida I believe and attorney....healthcare field.
Posted by: Tami at January 26, 2017 01:24 PM (Enq6K)

That's affirmative. I can't seem to find anyone who wants to hire me in that capacity.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 26, 2017 01:27 PM (0mRoj)

450 442 Their strongest support is for the Paul Ryan wing of the Republican party.

They would have openly supported Jeb if they were not afraid of being tarred and feathered by their subscribers.

They are the mouthpiece of the GOP-e.
Posted by: Scalia's Ghost at January 26, 2017 01:26 PM (hA1V+)

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

They were part of the fight against the Bush led amnesty.

But whatever. That doesn't matter or anything.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 01:27 PM (/prE6)

451 Posted by: garrett at January 26, 2017 01:25 PM (OhOyF)


*sidles over*

How you doin'?

I know soon as I hit the button some Ron would do that

hahaha

Posted by: EVLINC! at January 26, 2017 01:28 PM (y3aQB)

452 Sock off

Posted by: blaster at January 26, 2017 01:28 PM (tewYv)

453 "I had a degreed millenial telling me the other day that the russians and
the Chinese had also put men on the moon. These folks are very
miseducated."

=======

"Miseducated!?!" We can name all 57 genders and take offense on behalf of any of them!

Posted by: Millenials at January 26, 2017 01:28 PM (Cw3TC)

454 That's affirmative. I can't seem to find anyone who wants to hire me in that capacity.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 26, 2017 01:27 PM (0mRoj)

Unfortunately, I'm in IA. And the only attorney friend I had passed away last year. :-/

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 01:28 PM (8hICw)

455 >>433
So Cuomo threatens to be the first to be deported if President Trump
departs immigrants ( which of course he never threatened to do LOL ) and
Albright is converting to Islam.

Hillary Clinton threatens to be the first to self-incarcerate if President Trump prosecutes classified material leakers.

Posted by: General Zod at January 26, 2017 01:28 PM (Bdeb0)

456 I guess live in a somewhat narrow world because I had never talked to anyone who was in arranged marriage before, but I met a lovely Indian woman who said she was-married at 23, She's 40 now. She made a point of saying "Most marriages from my state in India are arranged marriages-not romantic marriages." I think she's happy now, but she had to fall in love with her husband after they were married.
I thought that she was quite open with me.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 26, 2017 01:28 PM (fDdVG)

457 Posted by: Insomniac at January 26, 2017 01:26 PM (0mRoj)

keep your head up & keep fighting !

Posted by: EVLINC! at January 26, 2017 01:28 PM (y3aQB)

458
I saw at Breitbart that Trump has decided not to sign the order restricting refugees. Confused about that one..

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 26, 2017 01:28 PM (ODxAs)

459 Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at January 26, 2017 01:26 PM (mgbwf)

Shakespeare made many puns on cuckoo and cuckhold, so you're probably right.



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? Taking My Time on my Ride at January 26, 2017 01:29 PM (s/EUv)

460 What state is Insomniac in? And what is his field?

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 01:20 PM (8hICw)

Needs reposting

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 26, 2017 01:29 PM (dKiJG)

461
Paul Joseph Watson getting to troll the WH Press Corps? Yes, Please.
---
LOL.

I forgot about him.

For those who are unfamiliar with Infowars, Paul Joseph Watson is a conservative Brit who is does absolutely hysterical videos. He would be excellent in the Press Corps, even better than Jones I think.

Here's a recent tweet:

Trump approval hits 59%.

Not bad for an insane fascist who is going to destroy civil rights cause the apocalypse.


Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 26, 2017 01:29 PM (J5mC3)

462 The WSJ has picked this up also as part of their daily anti Trump Dump.

Their angle is they were asked to leave before they were replaced. But of course in a dubious move the author didn't note they were political appointees involved in some very underhanded and possibly illegal activity related to Mrs Clinton.

Of course some of the commentors didn't let that go unnoticed.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 26, 2017 01:29 PM (llUHc)

463 Hillary resigned from the State Department. Where were the shocked faces?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2017 01:29 PM (NBHj5)

464 4....4 people!!!! That's it?? All this for 4 people? I thought they were talking about hundreds.....phfttt....pikers!!!

Posted by: @lindafelldespair(gab.ai) trying not to die! at January 26, 2017 01:29 PM (FO7Ul)

465 "I had a degreed millenial telling me the other day that the russians and the Chinese had also put men on the moon. These folks are very miseducated."


Did they have Sheila Jackson Lee (flag on Mars) for history?

Posted by: Benji Carver at January 26, 2017 01:29 PM (OD2ni)

466 They all want to do their virtue signalling for their Master of the souls-The Democrat Party.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 26, 2017 01:29 PM (fDdVG)

467 It gets even worse, this "mass resignation" article.

From what I can dig up it looks like a grand total of four people resigned, and they don't even represent a small part of the "entire senior staff" of the State Department.

In other words: this is some of the "alternate facts" that the Trump spox were talking about. They offer "facts" and its all nonsense.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, mixing memes at January 26, 2017 01:29 PM (39g3+)

468 I love the idea of these guys making the threat to wait for the "please, we need you" ego-stroking, only to be told "Thanks, we'll need your offices in 48 hours."

Posted by: Ed Morrissey at January 26, 2017 01:29 PM (Halhc)

469 446 I think I figured out the origin of cuck. (Looking things up is cheating). I was watching "Run, Lola, Run" (which, btw, I hate) and in one scene her father says I'm not your father, you're a kuckucksei, a cuckoo's egg.

Cuckoos lay their eggs in other birds' nests for them to raise them. So I think cuckhold comes from that.

Still hate seeing it used in a political context.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at January 26, 2017 01:26 PM (mgbwf)



You only figured that out just now?

Posted by: buzzion at January 26, 2017 01:30 PM (cAnNx)

470 I got yet another rejection from a potential
employer today. Apparently I'm just worthless. This is my life now. Fuck
everything.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 26, 2017 01:13 PM (0mRoj)



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

Have you thought about doing something else other than your specialized field. I've known numerous people who've done that and found out they liked their new job better than the old one.

Posted by: Soona at January 26, 2017 01:30 PM (Fmupd)

471 They were part of the fight against the Bush led amnesty.

But whatever. That doesn't matter or anything.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 01:27 PM (/prE6)

They were the biggest supporters of Little Marco in the country.

And fortunately one of the few supporters of Little Marco, outside of the Donor Class and the Minnesota Caucuses.

Posted by: Scalia's Ghost at January 26, 2017 01:30 PM (hA1V+)

472

Sheky: What do you call Andrew Cuomo and Madeline Albright leaving the USA?

Sheky: A good start! Thank you. Thank you.

Posted by: Sheky Greeene at January 26, 2017 01:30 PM (IqV8l)

473 418 "Any business owners here have any tips on how to only hire conservatives? "


This answer goes just as much to Insomniac and Country Boy...

In all my years in corporate life and then again as a small business owner, I've never hired anyone from a resume and interview.

Either I knew the person or someone I knew recommended them for the job. Always a personal contact.

If you've gone through everyone you know to help you get a job, then start hanging out in bars around the company you want to work at. Meet someone who works there. Get them to like you.

If you still can't find work, then think about working for yourself.

Posted by: jwest at January 26, 2017 01:31 PM (Zs4uk)

474 Trump speaking and he loves Filthy Energy.

I love Filthy Energy.

Slamming Rahm Emmanuel.

Dude punches back twice as hard.

I Was Wrong about this guy.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Keeper of Cerberus), (Cold1), (T) at January 26, 2017 01:31 PM (6gk0M)

475 So Cuomo threatens to be the first to be deported if President Trump departs immigrants ( which of course he never threatened to do LOL ) and Albright is converting to Islam.

Problems are solving themselves all over the place!

Thanks Trump!

Posted by: blaster at January 26, 2017 01:31 PM (tewYv)

476 >>You only figured that out just now?


It's so much easier to just give him a pat on the head and an enthusiastic, 'Good Job!'.

Posted by: garrett at January 26, 2017 01:31 PM (OhOyF)

477 471 They were the biggest supporters of Little Marco in the country.

And fortunately one of the few supporters of Little Marco, outside of the Donor Class and the Minnesota Caucuses.
Posted by: Scalia's Ghost at January 26, 2017 01:30 PM (hA1V+)

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

They endorsed one person in 2016: Ted Cruz.

The guy who advocated for a border wall in 2011.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 01:31 PM (/prE6)

478 How many people make up the senior state department officials? Anyone know?
Posted by: @lindafelldespair
look at the organizational chart I just posted

http://tinyurl.com/jm29gmt

6 people resigned.. "entire senior staff" is stretching it a bit.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 26, 2017 01:31 PM (so+oy)

479 Wow, you mean the festering swamp that is the State Department is NOT being drained??

That just makes Tillerson's job that much more difficult then.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 26, 2017 01:31 PM (TOk1P)

480 this morning's venti mochaccino.

How can you remember whether you're wearing pants after drinking one of those?

Posted by: DaveA at January 26, 2017 01:31 PM (8J/Te)

481 >>458 I saw at Breitbart that Trump has decided not to sign the order restricting refugees. Confused about that one.. Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 26, 2017 01:28 PM (ODxAs)

I was confused, too. I thought Trump was going to sign an order mandating that refugees be repurposed into an affordable, nutritious, nonperishable pelletized food product.

Posted by: General Zod at January 26, 2017 01:31 PM (Bdeb0)

482 I've checked into it but it doesn't look like they have anything that I would qualify for in FL. I'll keep checking though.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 26, 2017 01:26 PM (0mRoj)

It doesn't have to be IN Florida. You can work from home, the client may be anywhere in the SE.

Offer stands if you want my husband to help in anyway he can. Ok, I'll shut up about it now....

Posted by: Tami at January 26, 2017 01:32 PM (Enq6K)

483 He's using draino to drain the swamp and they don't like it.

That's TFB, ain't it?

Posted by: Marcus T at January 26, 2017 01:32 PM (llUHc)

484 Wow! The bust of Martin Luther is not only missing fom the Oval Office, it was never there in the first potato!

Posted by: Amy Schumer at January 26, 2017 01:32 PM (4zZ63)

485 You only figured that out just now?


Yes. I'm dim. I'm dim in several languages, but still dim.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at January 26, 2017 01:32 PM (mgbwf)

486 A visual depiction of "the entire senior management team" as th Washington Post puts it

http://tinyurl.com/gs779b9

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, mixing memes at January 26, 2017 01:32 PM (39g3+)

487 Wow!

A new president. Like the old one. But different.

Posted by: a millenial at January 26, 2017 01:32 PM (toH8T)

488 "I had a degreed millenial telling me the other day that the russians
and the Chinese had also put men on the moon. These folks are very
miseducated."




--
Did they have Sheila Jackson Lee (flag on Mars) for history?
---

Who was the one that thought Puerto Rico was going to tip over? I be they had that Smart Democrat and their edumacator.

Posted by: shibumi, frequent Warrior Princess and kitty cat fan at January 26, 2017 01:32 PM (J5mC3)

489 Re: @ Moki These are the people that would have been privy to the details of these actions-particularly consular, with regards to the refugees. So, for them to leave abruptly makes me think that they were told to high tail it, or Tillerson and his staff are going to start an investigation.

I find this all delicious.
****

Me too, if they are really "resigning" and giving up life pensions, not getting rerouted into another line for the government trough somewhere else in Washington.

Posted by: squeakywheel at January 26, 2017 01:32 PM (fce+O)

490 Y'all are some impatient mfers. The blog is down for an hour or so and you go straight to Cannibalism? Jeez

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 26, 2017 01:32 PM (kTF2Z)

491 If you missed it it was nice seeing Trump talk about the pro-life march and asked the reporter Will you be covering that March because their probably are bigger than the woman's march, reporters response was I don't want to talk about crowd size.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 26, 2017 01:32 PM (dKiJG)

492 @ ignoramus

Oh, they'll keep going after Barron. People already warmed to him more in the first week than the Obama girls in eight years

They hate the Trumps for everything. Even the things out of the little cute, awkward ten year old kid's control.

Posted by: Ed Morrissey at January 26, 2017 01:33 PM (Halhc)

493 I would have the worst luck in an arranged marriage. I'm still waiting for my first airplane trip where I'm not seated next to the most horrendous looking and acting woman on the plane. I could be on a flight of Miss America contestants and I would have the seat next to their 200lb mustached lady chaperone.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 26, 2017 01:33 PM (OVJcF)

494 Unfortunately, I'm in IA. And the only attorney friend I had passed away last year. :-/
Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 01:28 PM (8hICw)

Sorry about your friend.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 26, 2017 01:33 PM (0mRoj)

495 From what I can dig up it looks like a grand total of four people resigned, and they don't even represent a small part of the "entire senior staff" of the State Department.

Okay, less ammo required when we tie them to the posts for their executions.

Posted by: JEM at January 26, 2017 01:33 PM (TppKb)

496 488 Who was the one that thought Puerto Rico was going to tip over? I be they had that Smart Democrat and their edumacator.
Posted by: shibumi, frequent Warrior Princess and kitty cat fan at January 26, 2017 01:32 PM (J5mC3)

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

It was Guam, but I don't remember the guy's name. I can picture his face, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 01:33 PM (/prE6)

497 Personsonally I don't think PT is getting enough hurrahs fromm that audience...They should be down on their knees kissing his rich white ass

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 26, 2017 01:34 PM (sRFAL)

498 A nontroversy manufactured from lies to push a false narrative.

Fake but accurate indeed.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 26, 2017 01:34 PM (GoNER)

499 There are scores of people in the State dept who have been waiting decades for the people at the top to move out so they can move up. There is a collective "hallelujah" going up right now in Foggy Bottom.

Posted by: bjrubbs at January 26, 2017 01:34 PM (UjK2L)

500
I was confused, too. I thought Trump was going to sign an order
mandating that refugees be repurposed into an affordable, nutritious,
nonperishable pelletized food product.
--

Soylent Brown futures up 1,000% today!

Posted by: shibumi, frequent Warrior Princess and kitty cat fan at January 26, 2017 01:34 PM (J5mC3)

501 Too bad about the Mexican government butthurt. After all, it's not their fault that for the better part of the last three presidencies they've been able to get whatever they want, and I understand its hard adjusting so suddenly.

But adjust they must, and where there is change there is also opportunity. In other words, President Pena Nieto, work with Trump and you might find this can be very good for Mexico and for Mexicans.

Posted by: MTF. Fire Julia Ioffe! at January 26, 2017 01:34 PM (X4ZNp)

502 "Who was the one that thought Puerto Rico was going to tip over? I be they had that Smart Democrat and their edumacator."


I think that was Hank Johnson referring to Guam.

Posted by: Benji Carver at January 26, 2017 01:34 PM (OD2ni)

503 490 Y'all are some impatient mfers. The blog is down for an hour or so and you go straight to Cannibalism? Jeez
Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 26, 2017 01:32 PM (kTF2Z)

To be fair, I went straight to raping.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 26, 2017 01:34 PM (OVJcF)

504 Okay, guys, I'm gonna be honest. I am starting to get just a little bit tired of the winning.

Posted by: blaster at January 26, 2017 01:34 PM (tewYv)

505 Wow! The bust of Martin Luther is not only missing fom the Oval Office, it was never there in the first potato!
Posted by: Amy Schumer
--------------

rofl

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2017 01:34 PM (NBHj5)

506
If you still can't find work, then think about working for yourself.
Posted by: jwest at January 26, 2017 01:31 PM (Zs4uk)

That's what I want to do, hands down.

The what and how is where the problem comes in.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 26, 2017 01:34 PM (Jcg9Q)

507 Warden nailed it last night. After Memories Pizza? I want a blunt instrument to bludgeon The Professional Left.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Keeper of Cerberus), (Cold1), (T) at January 26, 2017 01:35 PM (6gk0M)

508 Wow. Tying shoes really is important.

Posted by: a millenial at January 26, 2017 01:35 PM (toH8T)

509 How many people make up the senior state department officials? Anyone know?
Posted by: @lindafelldespair
look at the organizational chart I just posted

http://tinyurl.com/jm29gmt

6 people resigned.. "entire senior staff" is stretching it a bit.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 26, 2017 01:31 PM (so+oy)


It does have a sort of middle school girl drama sound to it.

Nobody likes you, everybody hates you. Perhaps you should go eat some worms.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 26, 2017 01:35 PM (TOk1P)

510 Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 26, 2017 01:33 PM (OVJcF)

Unless you're Hindu and from India it probably won't be a problem.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 26, 2017 01:35 PM (fDdVG)

511 Victoria Nuland needs to be asked to leave as well... and take her neocon husband, Robert Kagan, with her. Evil people.

Posted by: Salted Meats at January 26, 2017 01:35 PM (dlSBV)

512 To be fair, I went straight to raping.

You're supposed to wait for the #6 dance for that.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, mixing memes at January 26, 2017 01:35 PM (39g3+)

513 I think that was Hank Johnson referring to Guam.

Posted by: Benji Carver at January 26, 2017 01:34 PM


Benji Carver Johnson is right about Hank Johnson.

Posted by: RMBS Johnson at January 26, 2017 01:35 PM (p+Wdc)

514 Oh, I think Islam does arranged marriages too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 26, 2017 01:35 PM (fDdVG)

515 About the bust of MLK.

Kellyanne said on the weekend that a security guard was standing in front of it while the press were in the Oval Office, so that one reporter then made up the story thinking he had a clever scoop, which the rest of MSM then jumped on.

Was this done on purpose?

Kellyanne, love you even more.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 26, 2017 01:35 PM (SIY7D)

516 They endorsed one person in 2016: Ted Cruz.

The guy who advocated for a border wall in 2011.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 01:31 PM (/prE6)

Just because I'm a contrarian.. and a pedant... They did endorse Cruz. But it was the most half-hearted endorsement I've ever read.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 01:35 PM (8hICw)

517 It was Guam, but I don't remember the guy's name. I can picture his face, though.
---

LOL. Puerto Rico didn't feel right.

It's Congressman Hank Johnson of Georgia. I looked it up.

Posted by: shibumi, frequent Warrior Princess and kitty cat fan at January 26, 2017 01:36 PM (J5mC3)

518 reporters response was I don't want to talk about crowd size.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 26, 2017 01:32 PM (dKiJG)


Even a worm turns away from pain.

Posted by: blaster at January 26, 2017 01:36 PM (tewYv)

519 Wow. Guns are legal almost everywhere.

Posted by: a millenial at January 26, 2017 01:36 PM (toH8T)

520 They endorsed one person in 2016: Ted Cruz.

The guy who advocated for a border wall in 2011.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 01:31 PM (/prE6)

They endorsed Cruz only at the end of the process when it appeared Cruz might be a useful tool to force a brokered convention in which someone like Romney and Ryan could save the day for them against Trump.

They ran very little content actually in favor of Cruz. But multiple pieces defending Ryan and McConnell and blaming Cruz for the government shutdown. And of course, lots of puff pieces on Rubio.

Posted by: Scalia's Ghost at January 26, 2017 01:36 PM (hA1V+)

521 Alex Jones has as much of a right to Press credentials as those other "News" outlets. Yes I know he's a NutJob but the people in there the better.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 26, 2017 01:36 PM (dKiJG)

522 "Okay, guys, I'm gonna be honest. I am starting to get just a little bit tired of the winning."
-Posted by: blaster at January 26, 2017 01:34 PM (tewYv)

Square-off against kids in a sport you're not good at.

Humility goes a long way.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Keeper of Cerberus), (Cold1), (T) at January 26, 2017 01:37 PM (6gk0M)

523 Actually I prefer worms.

Posted by: Helen Thomas at January 26, 2017 01:37 PM (fSn94)

524 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 26, 2017 01:35 PM (fDdVG)

Looking to be a contestant on 'Marriage at First Sight' .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 26, 2017 01:37 PM (OVJcF)

525 This level of idiocy and illiteracy, remember, is *integral* to most MSM "coverage". On every subject having *any* political component - which, as this blog documents tirelessly, has been expanded by the authoritarian racists to every corner of life.


Matt Lee by contrast is an example of the remaining class of real journalists. Not that he doesn't have his foibles, but he's at least an adult.


Posted by: rhomboid at January 26, 2017 01:37 PM (QDnY+)

526 505 Wow! The bust of Martin Luther is not only missing fom the Oval Office, it was never there in the first potato!
Posted by: Amy Schumer
--------------

rofl
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2017 01:34 PM (NBHj5)

Why is their a bust of the man who sparked the Reformation in the Oval Office?

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 01:37 PM (8hICw)

527 Wow. Free healthcare costs money.

Posted by: a millenial at January 26, 2017 01:37 PM (toH8T)

528 LOL. ThinkProgress -


The wall President Trump hopes to build along the Mexican border, by Trump's own estimate, will cost about $10 billion to build.

That's more than the entire annual budget of the Environmental Protection Agency

-----------


I have an idea!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2017 01:37 PM (2x9LM)

529 To be fair, I went straight to raping.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth
------------

Chump.
I starting looting all of the loose socks lying around.
I now have a basement full, stashed away, anticipating the burning times.

Posted by: Sock Hoarder at January 26, 2017 01:37 PM (NBHj5)

530 Ha. Off, sock.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at January 26, 2017 01:37 PM (Halhc)

531 Y'all are some impatient mfers. The blog is down for an hour or so and you go straight to Cannibalism? Jeez
---

For the record, I did not participate in the cannibalism that took our good friends Mary Cloggenstein and Bill Wynn. However, I hear that some of the 'ettes have taken the remains and are currently busy making jerky.

/returning to Warrior Prncess Sword Sharpening...

Posted by: shibumi, frequent Warrior Princess and kitty cat fan at January 26, 2017 01:38 PM (J5mC3)

532 Patrick Kennedy was the asshole who kept trying to de-classify documents after the fact so that Hillary couldn't be indicted.

Patrick Kennedy and his team just got the boot. Boo-fucking-hoo.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 26, 2017 01:38 PM (Mb+1L)

533 Posted by: Scalia's Ghost at January 26, 2017 01:36 PM (hA1V+)

I think they endorsed Cruz because their boss did. Jay Nordlinger was a Cruz fan long before he became Senator.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 26, 2017 01:38 PM (OVJcF)

534 Can we still do the cannibalism anyway? I already started the marinade.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at January 26, 2017 01:38 PM (mgbwf)

535 Posted by: Tami at January 26, 2017 01:32 PM (Enq6K)

Thank you. I haven't forgotten.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 26, 2017 01:39 PM (0mRoj)

536 I would have the worst luck in an arranged marriage. I'm still waiting for my first airplane trip where I'm not seated next to the most horrendous looking and acting woman on the plane. I could be on a flight of Miss America contestants and I would have the seat next to their 200lb mustached lady chaperone.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 26, 2017 01:33 PM (OVJcF)



If you were subject to an arranged marriage, presumably it would be your parents doing the arranging, not the airlines.

So yeah... hopefully your parents love you more, and would put more care and consideration into it than the airlines.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 26, 2017 01:39 PM (TOk1P)

537 511 Victoria Nuland needs to be asked to leave as well... and take her neocon husband, Robert Kagan, with her. Evil people.
Posted by: Salted Meats at January 26, 2017 01:35 PM (dlSBV)


Who's Kimberly Kagan, then? I thought she was married to Robert or are they siblings?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 01:39 PM (mbhDw)

538 So if the wall only costs $3 billion, Trump is a massive success, right?

It's almost like he's a businessman or something.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at January 26, 2017 01:39 PM (Halhc)

539 499 There are scores of people in the State dept who have been waiting decades for the people at the top to move out so they can move up. There is a collective "hallelujah" going up right now in Foggy Bottom.
Posted by: bjrubbs at January 26, 2017 01:34 PM (UjK2L)

Sadly, probably 90% of them are lefty progs as well. To save State, Tillermann is going to have to change the HR dept in charge of the Foreign Service Exam, and those who conduct the Oral Exams. They tend to choose like minded souls-I was obviously according to one colleague, fulfilling some blond, big boobed conservative quota.

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at January 26, 2017 01:39 PM (gfRCk)

540 *fades away*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Keeper of Cerberus), (Cold1), (T) at January 26, 2017 01:39 PM (6gk0M)

541 Actually I prefer worms.

Posted by: Helen Thomas at January 26, 2017 01:37 PM


The feeling ain't mutual.

Posted by: The worms at January 26, 2017 01:39 PM (p+Wdc)

542 Why is their a bust of the man who sparked the Reformation in the Oval Office?
Posted by: DoublySymmetric
------------

Yes, it's all very puzzling.
Maybe they mean that Mike King fellow.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2017 01:39 PM (NBHj5)

543 I'm a journalist covering the downstream petroleum sector. Because of budget cuts most MSM outlets tend to have "energy reporters" that might have to cover everything from electrical generation to motor fuels, and likely from the infrastructure standpoint to the commodities angles.

You can do that with difficulty if you are extremely bright, curious, work hard to research and basically live the space. And the good ones still give guys like me a call for background on specific issues that are more granular.

But, most newsrooms seem to be filled these days with cheap Millennials from overrated J schools with little drive and even less real world or specific sector experience.

Posted by: Keith at January 26, 2017 01:39 PM (USf3s)

544 If you were subject to an arranged marriage, presumably it would be your parents doing the arranging, not the airlines.

LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 26, 2017 01:40 PM (fDdVG)

545
353 BLOG SURVIVAL JOURNAL Day 0, Hour 1-


...


*Furiously sharpens rock in potential bid for alpha*



** Rips thunderous fat-guy Cheetos fart to deter predators **

Posted by: DaveA at January 26, 2017 01:40 PM (8J/Te)

546 Soylent Wall.

Posted by: General Zod at January 26, 2017 01:40 PM (Bdeb0)

547 490 Y'all are some impatient mfers. The blog is down for an hour or so and you go straight to Cannibalism? Jeez
Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 26, 2017 01:32 PM (kTF2Z)



I wasn't going straight to cannibalism. I was just suggesting we prepare the order of who we cook first when we do.

Posted by: buzzion at January 26, 2017 01:40 PM (cAnNx)

548
Who was the one that thought Puerto Rico was going to tip over? I be they had that Smart Democrat and their edumacator.
Posted by: shibumi, frequent Warrior Princess and kitty cat fan at January 26, 2017 01:32 PM (J5mC3)


It was Guam and Hank Johnson

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 26, 2017 01:40 PM (lKyWE)

549 Y'all are some impatient mfers. The blog is down for an hour or so and you go straight to Cannibalism? Jeez

+++

no thats silly

burp

Posted by: Bigbys other phone at January 26, 2017 01:40 PM (Tdadx)

550 Posted by: Sock Hoarder at January 26, 2017 01:37 PM (NBHj5)

Dude.

This is NOT the kind of place you want to be picking up loose socks in....

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 26, 2017 01:40 PM (kqtMD)

551 I think they endorsed Cruz because their boss did. Jay Nordlinger was a Cruz fan long before he became Senator.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 26, 2017 01:38 PM (OVJcF)

Reading Jay closely, I think the reason Jay endorsed Cruz was simply because they were good friends going back many years.

Posted by: Scalia's Ghost at January 26, 2017 01:41 PM (hA1V+)

552
But, most newsrooms seem to be filled these days with cheap
Millennials from overrated J schools with little drive and even less
real world or specific sector experience.
---

Key word is "cheap."

Plus... getting news out FIRST is way more important than being "accurate."

In fact, accurate is just a happy coincidence now.

Posted by: shibumi, frequent Warrior Princess and kitty cat fan at January 26, 2017 01:41 PM (J5mC3)

553 If you've gone through everyone you know to help you get a job, then start hanging out in bars around the company you want to work at. Meet someone who works there. Get them to like you.


That's gonna be a problem.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 26, 2017 01:41 PM (0mRoj)

554 Only someone who doesn't actually read NR would think that they advocate for open borders.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 01:21 PM (/prE6)
-----------------
The writers are certainly sophisticated enough to mask their donors' objectives. However, the management has had to hire British (Ukish) imports over the years since they could not find enough capable Americans.

Posted by: RioBravo at January 26, 2017 01:41 PM (SsblQ)

555 Who's Kimberly Kagan, then? I thought she was married to Robert or are they siblings?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2017 01:39 PM (mbhDw)

Brothers

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2017 01:41 PM (2x9LM)

556 Who's Kimberly Kagan, then? I thought she was married to Robert or are they siblings?

In laws. Kimberly is married to Fred.

Posted by: Salted Meats at January 26, 2017 01:42 PM (dlSBV)

557 Wow. The sun comes up before 9:00.

Posted by: a millenial at January 26, 2017 01:42 PM (toH8T)

558 BLOG SURVIVAL JOURNAL Day 0 Hour 2 - Although the lights have come back on unrest continues among the commentariat. Many seemingly innocuous objects have been turned into weapons. Large cookpot simmers on a bed of red hot coals. Much salivation. TENSIONS ARE HIGH... May G*d have mercy on our souls. And a good tenderizer.

My candle burns low...

Posted by: Muldoon at January 26, 2017 01:42 PM (wPiJc)

559 Actually I prefer worms.

Posted by: Helen Thomas at January 26, 2017 01:37 PM

The feeling ain't mutual.


Posted by: The worms at January 26, 2017 01:39 PM (p+Wdc)


Be merry my friends, be merry...

Posted by: BurtTC at January 26, 2017 01:42 PM (TOk1P)

560 >>I wasn't going straight to cannibalism. I was just suggesting we prepare the order of who we cook first when we do. Posted by: buzzion at January 26, 2017 01:40 PM (cAnNx)

Fail to plan, plan to fail. There's room in the Trump Department of Carbon Conversion for bright, forward-thinking types like yourself.

Posted by: General Zod at January 26, 2017 01:42 PM (Bdeb0)

561 "But, most newsrooms seem to be filled these days with cheap Millennials from overrated J schools"

This is true of the Wall Street Journal after Murdoch bought it. Some articles read as if written by a college sophomore.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 26, 2017 01:43 PM (SIY7D)

562 520 They ran very little content actually in favor of Cruz. But multiple pieces defending Ryan and McConnell and blaming Cruz for the government shutdown. And of course, lots of puff pieces on Rubio.

Posted by: Scalia's Ghost at January 26, 2017 01:36 PM (hA1V+)

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

April 25, 2016 cover.

Why didn't they endorse Rubio at any point?

They ran a lot defending Cruz, and NR is not a single issue magazine. Everything doesn't rise and fall with immigration. It's part and parcel of running a magazine with multiple editors and many contributors.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 01:43 PM (/prE6)

563 Wow, Hugh Hewitt on Limbaugh hosted by Steyn.


Sub-meh.


His performance during the campaign (abandon ship during p***ygate) just underlined his limitations.


Haven't heard him in a long time, would bet he's now in rah-rah mode, more or less, with a view to staying in front of the wave of the moment.


Though a serious, responsible, intelligent approach to mass illegal migration (securing the border, full enforcement of immigration law including of course deportations, crushing "sanctuary" lawlessness) will force him to temporize and dodge, given his cluelessness on that key topic.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 26, 2017 01:43 PM (QDnY+)

564 NOOD - Abandon current thread comments! Before the eating of morons and raping!

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 26, 2017 01:43 PM (8hICw)

565 But, most newsrooms seem to be filled these days with cheap Millennials from overrated J schools with little drive and even less real world or specific sector experience.
Posted by: Keith
------------

UNC J-school has eliminated all requirements for history or economics classes. I suppose that even a modest background in those is regarded as irrelevant.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2017 01:44 PM (NBHj5)

566 Haven't heard him in a long time, would bet he's now in rah-rah mode,
more or less, with a view to staying in front of the wave of the moment.

====

Lots of that going around.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at January 26, 2017 01:44 PM (toH8T)

567 So the blog went Lord of the Frys for an hour?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 26, 2017 01:44 PM (aVYsC)

568 So let's see, we're gonna be rid of a Cuomo (and if he doesn't go willingly, can someone kick him over the border?), a former SecState (not a good one, but better than the last horse) is gonna put on a hijab and get handed off in an arranged marriage to some poor twentysomething Pakistani who has no clue what's behind Door Number 2, and...I just splattered.

Oh God, the Trump Presidency is better than (most forms of) sex.

Posted by: JEM at January 26, 2017 01:44 PM (TppKb)

569 Who gave the Presidento of Mexico the idea anyone gives a rat's ass if he comes up north or not?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 26, 2017 01:45 PM (sRFAL)

570 >>I wasn't going straight to cannibalism. I was just suggesting we prepare the order of who we cook first when we do.

Well you're already dead so your clearly among the most qualified.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 26, 2017 01:45 PM (/tuJf)

571 Insomniac, question:

You are a lawyer in the healthcare/insurance field, yes? Have you thought about a consulting business for people who need help dealing with their insurance companies? Or, dare I say it, personal injury? Speaking as someone in the midst of that now, I would love working with someone I trusted to have knowledge of both sides of the issue, so that I could receive a fair settlement. It would be different, but you would still be in your field, you could make some money, and actually help people.

I think the latter would be something that you would truly enjoy.

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at January 26, 2017 01:45 PM (gfRCk)

572 That's more than the entire annual budget of the Environmental Protection Agency

...which has already been set aside by a bill which Obama and Hillary vote voted for, and is a one-time fee. And, since its a border and national security issue, it has the benefit of being (wait for it....) CONSTITUTIONAL!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, mixing memes at January 26, 2017 01:45 PM (39g3+)

573 >>Only someone who doesn't actually read NR would think that they advocate for open borders. Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 01:21 PM (/prE6)

Zod: Someone who doesn't actually read NR.

Posted by: General Zod at January 26, 2017 01:45 PM (Bdeb0)

574 I like my lot as well as any other.

Posted by: Owen Coffin at January 26, 2017 01:46 PM (Halhc)

575 Insomniac, I'd say most places dealing in healthcare law are sitting tight, waiting to see what's going to go down with the new sheriff in town.

Hang in there a little while, things will probably loosen up once they know what's going in with O-care.

In the meantime, can you do paralegal work somewhere?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 26, 2017 01:46 PM (kqtMD)

576 They didn't embalm Helen Thomas. To do so would have required draining all of the pure concentrated hate and they didn't want to let that out in the world.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, mixing memes at January 26, 2017 01:46 PM (39g3+)

577
I had a degreed millenial telling me the other day that the russians and the Chinese had also put men on the moon. These folks are very miseducated.
Posted by: Lord Sir x


It's amazing the education you can buy for $100K

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 26, 2017 01:47 PM (IqV8l)

578 CNN reports the Trump administration asked the four top State Department management officials to resign

Posted by: EVLINC! at January 26, 2017 01:47 PM (y3aQB)

579 I Was Wrong about this guy.
Posted by: Slapweasel

Good job being able to say that slap. So many just cannot. Maybe just maybe we didn't know everything about this guy.

Posted by: Lord Sir x at January 26, 2017 01:48 PM (nFwvY)

580 One good thing about the State dept is that they force the young bucks to serve first tour in the consular dept so they get very cynical about immigration very quickly. They are much pretty hard core about rejecting dubious visa applicants because they've been lied to so often.

Posted by: bjrubbs at January 26, 2017 01:48 PM (UjK2L)

581 550 Posted by: Sock Hoarder at January 26, 2017 01:37 PM (NBHj5)

Dude.

This is NOT the kind of place you want to be picking up loose socks in....
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 26, 2017 01:40 PM (kqtMD)

Unless they're headed for the burn barrel.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 26, 2017 01:48 PM (0mRoj)

582 528 LOL. ThinkProgress -

The wall President Trump hopes to build along the Mexican border, by Trump's own estimate, will cost about $10 billion to build.

That's more than the entire annual budget of the Environmental Protection Agency



ONLY $10 billion???

As the late Senator Dirksen quipped about the Great Society, "A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you are talking serious money...."

And that was 1965.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 26, 2017 01:48 PM (ujg0T)

583 I'm, like, not really *afraid* of Trump, but what I f*cking hate about him is that he doesn't seem to *REALIZE* that he should be ashamed of himself for what he is.

He is not *WOKE*. He is the child of White Privilege. He should ABASE himself! Abase yourself, Mr. Trump, and maybe then we will forgive you, you deplorable asshole!

Posted by: SJW snowflake at January 26, 2017 01:49 PM (ZKlDy)

584 If all of these people leave the State Department then how are we going to find where all of the red lines are that Obama drew?

And our bathroom server cloaking technology will also fall behind that of our enemies.

Posted by: Thatch at January 26, 2017 01:51 PM (CWGHX)

585 Everything doesn't rise and fall with immigration.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 26, 2017 01:43 PM (/prE6)

No, but for the donors paying their bills I suspect everything rises or falls with global trade and the ability to access resources, capital, labor and services across borders.

I doubt their key donors care much about the social issues or Constitutional matters that NR likes to opine on, although there may be some who are proponents of same sex marriage, which NR is in line with.

Posted by: Scalia's Ghost at January 26, 2017 01:51 PM (hA1V+)

586 Is Patrick Kennedy one of those Kennedys?

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at January 26, 2017 01:51 PM (Jw9y+)

587 563 Wow, Hugh Hewitt on Limbaugh hosted by Steyn.

Sub-meh.

His performance during the campaign (abandon ship during p***ygate) just underlined his limitations.

Haven't heard him in a long time, would bet he's now in rah-rah mode, more or less, with a view to staying in front of the wave of the moment.

Though a serious, responsible, intelligent approach to mass illegal migration (securing the border, full enforcement of immigration law including of course deportations, crushing "sanctuary" lawlessness) will force him to temporize and dodge, given his cluelessness on that key topic.
Posted by: rhomboid at January 26, 2017 01:43 PM (QDnY+)



Baby Huey Hewitt was calling those of us in California who fought for Proposition 187 in 1994 (we saw the illegal alien problem first) "racists", and Huey was Hispandering all the way until 2006, when it became clear even to him that "comprehensive immigration reform" was a farce.

He will join the faction of the GOP that is winning, but he is still a shit as far as I am concerned.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 26, 2017 01:51 PM (ujg0T)

588 As Madonna said, we must blow the Whitehouse.

Posted by: SJW snowflake at January 26, 2017 01:54 PM (ZKlDy)

589 It's amazing the education you can buy for $100K

Yeah, so worth it! You can buy a house... or get a crappy education and indoctrinated with leftist hate. Good on your for paying for all this and encouraging your kids to go to college, parents! Get them into an institution that teaches them to hate you and everything you stand for!

This is why the left doesn't mind much if they're aborting all their kids. Gullible parents on the right just give their kids to the left, and pay for the privilege.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, mixing memes at January 26, 2017 01:55 PM (39g3+)

590 By the way, the Portland Police are not putting up with any crap any more. They arrested and pepper sprayed rioters on Friday, and got a note threatening more riots and blockages if the chief would not resign because he busted snowflakes.

The cops announced they would not allow anyone to block any more roads or highways (like they have been doing when Obama was in office). And they followed through, physically yanking people off the roads and throwing them into vans.

Its almost as if the cops have been handcuffed by the Obama Justice Department for years, waiting to do their jobs but afraid to.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, mixing memes at January 26, 2017 02:00 PM (39g3+)

591 They ran a lot defending Cruz, and NR is not a single issue magazine. Everything doesn't rise and fall with immigration.

Um, yes it does.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 26, 2017 02:00 PM (ZKlDy)

592 Go suck a cloaca, Mr. Know-it-All StamenPistil.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Keeper of Cerberus), (Cold1), (T) at January 26, 2017 01:26 PM (6gk0M)

Still laughing!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2017 02:00 PM (LRVnP)

593 They ran a lot defending Cruz, and NR is not a single issue magazine. Everything doesn't rise and fall with immigration.


Sometimes an issue gets so big it becomes a sine qua non. This issue is it. And the problem has been brewing for 20 odd years.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 26, 2017 02:05 PM (ujg0T)

594 The cops announced they would not allow anyone to block any more roads or highways (like they have been doing when Obama was in office). And they followed through, physically yanking people off the roads and throwing them into vans.

Its almost as if the cops have been handcuffed by the Obama Justice Department for years, waiting to do their jobs but afraid to.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, mixing memes at January 26, 2017 02:00 PM (39g3+)



Whenever I hear about commeicrats blocking roads, I hear the words, "Red Rover, Red Rover, send my car right over...."

And I drive a beater.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 26, 2017 02:06 PM (ujg0T)

595 -I was obviously according to one colleague, fulfilling some blond, big boobed conservative quota.

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at January 26, 2017 01:39 PM (gfRCk)


No one wanted to hear more about this???

Posted by: Bill Wynn at January 26, 2017 02:06 PM (jjaLl)

596 the left is probably thinking thisis biblical proportions. Let my peoples go! and they left wandering in the political wilderness for decades (I hope)

Posted by: willow at January 26, 2017 02:15 PM (R7cwD)

597 in fairness to the policed, they have to clear the roadways for those humanless Uba cars getting ready to hit a protester or two.

Posted by: willow at January 26, 2017 02:16 PM (R7cwD)

598 I quit National Review for another reason: Their decision to go with Farcebook for comments. That's a read-killer for me. Why read something then not be able to take the author to task? Kevin Williamson hated the Disqust comments when he went full retard.

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2017 02:21 PM (Ek9Xz)

599 447 I had a degreed millenial telling me the other day that the russians and the Chinese had also put men on the moon. These folks are very miseducated

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Perhaps it meant successful soft spacecraft landings, which USSR and China have done.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at January 26, 2017 02:50 PM (Jw9y+)

600 Good... this saves Trump the effort of firing all their sorry asses.

Even money sezs they all wiped their HDs... and the more interesting emails have 'accidentally' fallen into the nearest Memory Hole.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at January 26, 2017 03:00 PM (ry4ab)

601 If the blog goes down then is there a time lock on the Barrel that springs open like the Nakatomi tower and releases unspeakable horrors from its secret basement?

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at January 26, 2017 03:05 PM (Jw9y+)

602 I just heard that they actually WERE fired and the resignation was "fake news"

Posted by: Scotty doesn't, No at January 26, 2017 03:43 PM (vi7jV)

603 So the entrenched lifetime employees deciding to leave is going to hamper the new Secretary of State? Him getting to fill those positions, not just for his tenure but for the foreseeable future with his selections is somehow going to hamper him?

Posted by: DFCtomm at January 26, 2017 06:19 PM (JcDsM)

604 583
I'm, like, not really *afraid* of Trump, but what I f*cking hate about him is that he doesn't seem to *REALIZE* that he should be ashamed of himself for what he is.



He is not *WOKE*. He is the child of White Privilege. He
should ABASE himself! Abase yourself, Mr. Trump, and maybe then we will
forgive you, you deplorable asshole!

Posted by: SJW snowflake at January 26, 2017 01:49 PM (ZKlDy)

That's not a bad parody, but what people are beginning to figure out is that you're Lucy and everybody that tries to seek your abasement approval is Charlie Brown. You pull the football back at the last second no matter how much they grovel, and their getting tired of it, and just saying 'ah, hell I'll just be racist'.

Posted by: DFCtomm at January 26, 2017 06:26 PM (JcDsM)

605 Aw, rats.

I wuz hopin' The Donald told 'em to GTFO.

Posted by: matthewdean at January 27, 2017 01:39 AM (H+Beu)

606 So the self-appointed elitists who have presided over decades of world-wide destruction and anti-American policies at State left all at once.

Remind me of the downside here?

Posted by: WarEagle82 at January 27, 2017 06:26 PM (xUc0d)

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