Jake Tapper: John McCain's Disinvitation of Trump to His Funeral "Is a Real Moment for the Country"

#JakesHarem, I'm sure, finds this just more proof that Jake Tapper is Thunderlips, The Ultimate Male.

The rest of us find him to be an unhinged lightweight hack.

Let me go on record: I think it's fine that John McCain doesn't want Trump at his funeral. I think it's fine to tell the White House that. I think it's understandable, given Trump's crack about McCain, McCain's devotion to the Establishment and liberal Republican wing, and McCain's near-Jake-Tapper-levels of self-regard and prickliness.

But John McCain has always been prickly and thin-skinned. Disinviting Trump is not a breach on John McCain's part -- he owed Trump nothing at all, not even courtesy.

But neither is it a "real moment for the country." It's just a guy with a lot of ego and a lot of anger doing something you'd expect him to do.

Again: There's nothing wrong with what McCain's choice to disinvite Trump. Even someone who wasn't egotistical and angry would probably do the same.

But is it in any way unexpected?

Is this man bites dog or dog bites man? Surely the latter.

The surprising thing would be for McCain to rise above it. But he's never been known for that. (Again -- McCain is not obliged to rise above anything. Just saying, him rising above it would be newsworthy.)

There is no "real moment" here, nor is there any surprise in the infamously thin-skinned, petty, angry and vindictive Jake Tapper thinking John McCain is just swell for sending out Funeral Disinvitation DM.

CNN's Jake Tapper is weighing in on a New York Times report that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) doesn't want President Trump at his funeral, calling it a "real moment for the country."

"This is a real moment for the country where an American hero, somebody who is beloved in many, many ways, is saying, 'I don't want this guy at my funeral,'" Tapper said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."

Jake Tapper loves the vets, which he loves to tell you whenever there's a CNN scandal he's trying to deflect from.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 02:53 PM




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Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 07, 2018 02:44 PM (F5+ro)

2 and I read the headline

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 07, 2018 02:45 PM (F5+ro)

3 Are we still centered. .?

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 07, 2018 02:45 PM (yTnCT)

4 I shall summon the others

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 07, 2018 02:45 PM (F5+ro)

5 Fuck John McCain

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 07, 2018 02:45 PM (FZYNt)

6 John McCain, bitter piece of crap.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 07, 2018 02:45 PM (oVJmc)

7 force McCain to go down on Rosie O before he croaks

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 07, 2018 02:45 PM (FZYNt)

8 Exit question:

Will Miss Lindsey receive the folded flag?

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at May 07, 2018 02:46 PM (ANC8E)

9 What the hell is wrong with this post? The post and all the comments start on the left.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 07, 2018 02:46 PM (oYp/M)

10 I don't want to be left-of-center again!

Posted by: Carpe Manana at May 07, 2018 02:46 PM (PbH71)

11 A real moment for the country would be to drop a load on his grave, every day.

Posted by: Skip at May 07, 2018 02:46 PM (aC6Sd)

12 Jake tapper is a cock sucking barrel of stains. He should just come out already.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 07, 2018 02:46 PM (yTnCT)

13 8 Exit question:

Will Miss Lindsey receive the folded flag?
Posted by: an indifferent penguin at May 07, 2018 02:46 PM (ANC8E)

Only if it's a rainbow flag.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 07, 2018 02:46 PM (oYp/M)

14 It is newsworthy in a way. When else has McCain tried to avoid an undeserved honor?

Posted by: Mernaise at May 07, 2018 02:47 PM (Cx+0W)

15 McCain is beloved? By who?

The aircraft makers who got paid to replace the planes he couldn't keep in the air?

The Vietnamese government?

Democrats who love a loyal mole?

Posted by: Rob Crawford at May 07, 2018 02:47 PM (cApiC)

16 Can't we just say that McCain is a bitter, angry old man and leave it at that?

Also, I would question the 'beloved in many, many ways'. Really, can we fill up a postage stamp with the ways?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 07, 2018 02:47 PM (ycWCI)

17 Did he invite his pals in the Keating Five?

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 07, 2018 02:47 PM (hXeKX)

18 True, it would be more newsworthy if McCain rose above his own pettiness. But if he hasn't in all these years and even now facing Judgment Day, it says all there is to say about him. We dodged a bullet with him as a national candidate although we will still be dealing with his petty 'statesmanship' from the Senate for years.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 07, 2018 02:47 PM (MIKMs)

19 John McCain's Disinvitation of Trump to His Funeral "Is a Real Moment for the Country"
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To which country is he referring? Syria?

Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 07, 2018 02:47 PM (vg8iE)

20 John McCain ain't gonna rise no more, no more.
Ain't gonna rise no more.

Posted by: Roland THTG at May 07, 2018 02:47 PM (xBSm0)

21 "This is a real moment for the country where an American hero, somebody who is beloved in many, many ways, is saying, 'I don't want this guy at my funeral,'" Tapper said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."

Now what's the betting line that Tapper was conflating McCain with Hitler in 2008?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 07, 2018 02:47 PM (oYp/M)

22 So I guess Jake Tapper voted for McCain when he had the chance?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 07, 2018 02:48 PM (7uYFy)

23 Ah, back to normal...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at May 07, 2018 02:48 PM (AM1GF)

24 >>"Is a Real Moment for the Country"


Oh FFS, what is this melodrama?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 07, 2018 02:48 PM (W+vEI)

25 As I recall, Trump's comment about McCain came after McCain flapped his gums about Trump.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 07, 2018 02:48 PM (oVJmc)

26 Trump should tweet out "I wasn't planning to go to that lying backstabbing plane-crashing SOB's funeral in the first place."

Well, maybe no he shouldn't. But . . .

Posted by: filbert at May 07, 2018 02:48 PM (953wK)

27 I do not want Trump at McCain's funeral either.

Obama is a much better fit.

Posted by: nip at May 07, 2018 02:48 PM (ECLaL)

28
We concrete with what our #HarumMaster said!

Posted by: Hellfire's Coming to Breakfast at Tiffany's, by Jake Tappakeggaday at May 07, 2018 02:48 PM (pNxlR)

29 Back to left-justified!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 07, 2018 02:48 PM (Tdl6i)

30 What does McCain envision - some grand funeral televised non-stop? Pomp? Lines that are miles and miles long jam-packed with a grieving populace?

He's just a fucking hack of a politician whose death isn't going to make a tinker's damn in the scheme of things, and I have no respect for him to show.

Go gently into the good night, John.

Posted by: kathysaysso at May 07, 2018 02:48 PM (vkS2Z)

31 This is a real moment for the country where an American hero, somebody who is beloved in many, many ways....

Imma stop you right there.

A "hero?" For doing what, exactly?

And "beloved?" By whom?

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 07, 2018 02:48 PM (eytER)

32 I do not want Trump at McCain's funeral either.

Obama is a much better fit.
Posted by: nip at May 07, 2018 02:48 PM (ECLaL)

In the casket?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 07, 2018 02:48 PM (7uYFy)

33 John McCain is an egotistical and ambitious man who is bitter that life did not give him everything he wanted. This has made him vindictive. He is not very smart, either. Cunning, not smart.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at May 07, 2018 02:49 PM (roQNm)

34 Now what's the betting line that Tapper was conflating McCain with Hitler in 2008?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 07, 2018 02:47 PM (oYp/M)

McCain always felt like a clay pigeon the left was throwing up.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 07, 2018 02:49 PM (ycWCI)

35 Only reason to go to the McCain funeral is to make sure the son of bitch is dead

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 07, 2018 02:49 PM (FZYNt)

36 My attitude toward McCain: more in sorrow than in anger. I don't regret voting McCain/Palin.

Posted by: gp at May 07, 2018 02:49 PM (mk9aG)

37 I think I figured out why the press and everyone is pushing McCains funeral before he's even dead.

They're trying to get Trump to say something dumb and scream about it for a few weeks. All the other news they ought to be covering is really bad for the narrative, so they want to avoid it at all costs.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2018 02:49 PM (39g3+)

38 Caller on Rush suggested a full copy of the Steele document to be put in his coffin, he did work so hard for it to come out.

Posted by: Skip at May 07, 2018 02:49 PM (aC6Sd)

39 Well, Trump could respond to McCain by simply giving the thumbs down gesture. You know - payback is a bitch.

Posted by: Gumby at May 07, 2018 02:49 PM (2LelM)

40 McCain is beloved?Where??

Posted by: steevy at May 07, 2018 02:49 PM (LiyEm)

41 McCain seems to be the type of person who never misses a chance to call attention to himself. At least this will be one funeral where McCain isn't jealous of the deceased.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 07, 2018 02:49 PM (KxbBq)

42 Keep that presstitute away from my funeral.

Posted by: torabora at May 07, 2018 02:49 PM (Y274z)

43
Trump would grant McStain a flyover ...






... but we cannot sustain any unwarranted losses of aircraft

Posted by: Hellfire's Coming to Breakfast at Tiffany's, by Jake Tappakeggaday at May 07, 2018 02:49 PM (pNxlR)

44 Does Jack Tapper do anal?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 07, 2018 02:50 PM (EyPfd)

45 33 John McCain is an egotistical and ambitious man who is bitter that life did not give him everything he wanted. This has made him vindictive. He is not very smart, either. Cunning, not smart.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at May 07, 2018 02:49 PM (roQNm)

McCain is Hillary Clinton?!?

It all makes sense now.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 07, 2018 02:50 PM (ycWCI)

46 Beloved by who?

Lindsey Grahamnesty?

Posted by: Hikaru at May 07, 2018 02:50 PM (UnA8+)

47 John McCain,second highest ranked ace for North Vietnam.

Posted by: steevy at May 07, 2018 02:50 PM (LiyEm)

48 McCain has recently been acting....extra McCain-ey.
Which is fine if this is how he wants to spend his last days. To each his own.


HOWEVER, I am appalled at the way his loved ones/closest aide are amping up what he's saying, with great assistance from the MSM.
This is unseemly, and frankly, SAD.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 07, 2018 02:50 PM (W+vEI)

49 This Take Japper person is some sort of script-reader employed by a cable TV network, yes?

Posted by: filbert at May 07, 2018 02:50 PM (953wK)

50 I am sure Trump will be the gentleman to McStain's small mindedness.

Posted by: Archer at May 07, 2018 02:50 PM (gbWkA)

51 Who works slower, Mueller or Tumor?

Posted by: Gumby at May 07, 2018 02:50 PM (2LelM)

52 I just loved it when someone on twitter shared all the godawful, insulting, nasty things President Obama said about John McCain... then the one thing Trump said, after being attacked by McCain.

And he wants Obama to speak at his funeral??

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2018 02:50 PM (39g3+)

53 Rhrjsinenwkzb2&/!&q

Posted by: John M at May 07, 2018 02:50 PM (sXefu)

54 My cat just farted. I wouldnt mention it except its a real moment for the country.

Posted by: maddogg at May 07, 2018 02:50 PM (XkxK0)

55 So. When is the funeral scheduled for?

Posted by: wth at May 07, 2018 02:50 PM (HgMAr)

56 >>>Only reason to go to the McCain funeral is to make sure the son of bitch is dead

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 07, 2018 02:49 PM (FZYNt)<<<

And zap him with those sticks, like Klingons do.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at May 07, 2018 02:50 PM (ANC8E)

57 44 Does Jack Tapper do anal?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

A2M

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 07, 2018 02:50 PM (FZYNt)

58
"This is a real moment for the country where an American hero, somebody who is beloved in many, many ways, is saying, 'I don't want this guy at my funeral,'" Tapper said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."


Yeah acting like a 3rd grader is a real moment for the country.

Posted by: Flawess Male Logic at May 07, 2018 02:50 PM (10vO4)

59 How many men plan their own funeral the way a young woman plans her first marriage?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at May 07, 2018 02:50 PM (roQNm)

60 It really is abut the slimiest thing McCain could have done.

I've never even thought about having a list of people I wanted to disinvite from my funeral.

It's so childish and I love how the media is pretending like this is a normal, adult thing to do. It's like something a child would say.

If I were Trump, I'd announce a reopening of the Keating 5 investigation.

Posted by: Maritime at May 07, 2018 02:50 PM (lKmt3)

61 "This is a real moment for the country where an American hero, somebody who is beloved in many, many ways, is saying, 'I don't want this guy at my funeral,'" Tapper said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."

And while we're at it, what's the betting line Reds will be saying the same thing about Bush 41, Bush 43, and Trump 45, when their times come? All the while they liken the Republican candidate/ President of the day to Hitler.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 07, 2018 02:50 PM (oYp/M)

62 What the heck does "a real moment" mean?

Like the shot heard round the world?

Posted by: blaster at May 07, 2018 02:50 PM (Z5y53)

63 "This is a real moment for the country where an American hero, somebody who is beloved in many, many ways, is saying, 'I don't want this guy at my funeral,'" Tapper said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."

He can't possibly believe that. And what follows next? Because McCain has disinvited Trump, then x. Pfft.

Posted by: m at May 07, 2018 02:50 PM (0bRDi)

64 51-
I have completely lost my respect for cancer.

Posted by: nip at May 07, 2018 02:51 PM (ECLaL)

65 Someone will find Tapper humping McCain's dead corpse.

Posted by: Under Fire at May 07, 2018 02:51 PM (r9UYA)

66 John McCain,second highest ranked ace for North Vietnam.

1) Colonel Tomb
2) John McCain
3) that kid with a paper airplane

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2018 02:51 PM (39g3+)

67 Someone should stick a Trump Pence bumper sticker on the coffin on the way out the door.

Posted by: whitecollar redneck at May 07, 2018 02:51 PM (685C4)

68 Of course Johnny Mac hates Donny Two Scoops. Faux mavericks hate real mavericks. McCain never wavered in his fealty to the Establishment Swamp.

Posted by: mrp at May 07, 2018 02:51 PM (Pqytn)

69 That's OK, I'll just piss on his grave later.

Posted by: Jefe El Donaldo at May 07, 2018 02:51 PM (HgMAr)

70 This is a real moment for the country where an American hero, somebody who is beloved in many, many ways

CNN gets it wrong again. Amazing.

Posted by: Jefferson Beauregard O'Snoozles at May 07, 2018 02:51 PM (rBnYq)

71 I'm not supposed to get satisfaction out of watching a bitter loser trying to score some sort of points out of barring someone else from his impending funeral, so I'm going to try hard not to.

But if I were Trump I'd be tweeting Chick Tracts at McCain.

Posted by: TexasDan at May 07, 2018 02:51 PM (yL25O)

72 What kind of "moment" was it for America when Obama skipped Justice Scalia's, Nancy Reagan's, or Billy Graham's funerals? (I mean, other than 'a relief' since anytime we avoid watching him take selfies at someone respectable's funeral is a good thing.)

Posted by: red speck at May 07, 2018 02:51 PM (6Krd7)

73 I'm not going to have a funeral, but if I was gonna, I don't mind who shows up. Can't think of anybody to exclude, no matter how much I hate them. No biggie.

Posted by: gp at May 07, 2018 02:51 PM (mk9aG)

74 I think it has less to do with McCain being a hero and more to do with McCain being a prick, really. But Jake likes to read stuff into things.

Posted by: joncelli, temporary orc at May 07, 2018 02:51 PM (RD7QR)

75 Man, did McCain tell Trump where he gets off or what? So long as John McCain attends, of course.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Tater is the Latest Gender at the Outrage Outlet! at May 07, 2018 02:52 PM (hLRSq)

76 54 My cat just farted. I wouldnt mention it except its a real moment for the country.
Posted by: maddogg at May 07, 2018

*
*
Ditto, mine just threw up a hairball.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 07, 2018 02:52 PM (Tdl6i)

77 Beloved hero? The guy got humiliated in 2008 at McGovern levels. Nothing he didn't deserve, and without Sarah Palin it would have been worse, but still. Given his moral bankruptcy (Which after Keating should have been followed by real bakruptcy), being held out as a hero is vomit-worthy

Posted by: trev006 at May 07, 2018 02:52 PM (UCfYv)

78 McCain is so self important he comes off as a complete fool.

Posted by: maddogg at May 07, 2018 02:52 PM (XkxK0)

79 >> They're trying to get Trump to say something dumb and scream about it for a few weeks. All the other news they ought to be covering is really bad for the narrative, so they want to avoid it at all costs.



They want another scandal, and another, and another...

The MSM are using McCain to hit Trump, and McCain is no doubt using the MSM to get his last shots in before he goes.
Win-win.

Trump and his admin just need to not play that game.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 07, 2018 02:52 PM (W+vEI)

80 Tapper is a hack and McCain is a bitter old fool. I would advise President Trump to send flowers and VP Pence to the funeral and I will have a drink to commemorate Johns death.

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 07, 2018 02:52 PM (0OmEj)

81 23 Ah, back to normal...
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at May 07, 2018 02:48 PM (AM1GF)

For some values of normal.

Posted by: m at May 07, 2018 02:52 PM (0bRDi)

82 Why did he say this anyway? Did his physicians give him some prognosis?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 07, 2018 02:53 PM (/qEW2)

83 As bad as Obama was, McCain would have been worse.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at May 07, 2018 02:53 PM (pw+jk)

84 Hey, if he wants a funeral circus invite a POTUS. Personally for the sake of family, I'd ask Potus to stay away and make it family only.

Hopefully it wont be a big splashy political funeral - think Wellstone Memorial - with a lot of uniparty messaging. Sad. When the memorial of your life is just a political commercial it just underscores all the wrong things doesn't it?

I also think its pretty weird how much "pre event" publicity he's getting for a funeral. Just isn't done much is it . . .

Posted by: Simplemind at May 07, 2018 02:53 PM (kz4or)

85 My attitude toward McCain: more in sorrow than in anger. I don't regret voting McCain/Palin.
Posted by: gp at May 07, 2018 02:49 PM (mk9aG)


I've never regretted voting for Palin, even after the witch-hunt drove her a bit batty.

McCain, on the other hand, gets nothing from me. He's proven himself to be an asshole of national proportions, and that especially includes using his POW status as a political weapon against opponents.

Posted by: filbert at May 07, 2018 02:53 PM (953wK)

86 "This is a real moment for the country where an American hero, somebody who is beloved in many, many ways,
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Not beloved. In any way, shape, or form. By anyone.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 07, 2018 02:53 PM (vg8iE)

87 As long as McCain's at his funeral, I'm happy.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 07, 2018 02:53 PM (oVJmc)

88 " That's OK, I'll just piss on his grave later."

Good idea.
Waiting' till the line dies down.


Might want to wear some mud boots though.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 07, 2018 02:53 PM (EyPfd)

89
If I was Trump I'd pay skywriters to write MAGA over McCain's funeral

Posted by: Flawess Male Logic at May 07, 2018 02:53 PM (10vO4)

90 The flurry of revealing anecdotes, confessions, and media ass kissing of John McCain is all to obscure the real story:

John McCain will be dead very soon and the #resistance will have lost one of its most valuable members.

Posted by: WisRich at May 07, 2018 02:53 PM (G0vdT)

91 I think the most appropriate way to memorialize him when he's dead is to send his corpse up in a plane, and have the pilot stick McCain's corpse in the pilot's seat before parachuting out, allowing ol' Songbird to crash into a (decommissioned this time) carrier one last time.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 07, 2018 02:53 PM (UnA8+)

92 I think I'll make turkey burgers tonight.

It'll be a real moment for the country.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 07, 2018 02:53 PM (LNPd9)

93 Favorite game of mine is when nevertrump types talk about an unmitigated narcissist running for president.

And I would ask them what did John McCain have to do with this?

Posted by: Blanco at May 07, 2018 02:53 PM (QGdDN)

94 >>What kind of "moment" was it for America when Obama skipped Justice Scalia's, Nancy Reagan's, or Billy Graham's funerals? (I mean, other than 'a relief' since anytime we avoid watching him take selfies at someone respectable's funeral is a good thing.)


And didn't even acknowledge Chris Kyle
s death

Posted by: Lizzy at May 07, 2018 02:53 PM (W+vEI)

95 I'm seeing this as the last attempt at being in control.

See, I really doubt Trump would have attended the funeral, all else being equal. But now McCain pretends to have control over whether Trump shows or not.

Kind of like not having a retirement party because deep down you know no one would show anyway, so try to save face and pretend you didn't want to have one.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 07, 2018 02:54 PM (eytER)

96 Like the Marshal in the Shootist tells John Wayne "What I'll do on your grave wont pass for flowers."

Posted by: steevy at May 07, 2018 02:54 PM (LiyEm)

97 How about this for a Trump Tweet:

"Senator McCain has assumed that I would want to attend his funeral."

And that's all.

Posted by: filbert at May 07, 2018 02:54 PM (953wK)

98 Why did he say this anyway?"

wwwwwwwell, yoooooou seeeee...

Oh, thought you asked "how" did he say this.

My bet is that he hasn't "said" shiite for some time.

Bless his heart.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 07, 2018 02:54 PM (7LY+6)

99 McCain really puts the "fun" in funeral.

somebody should tell him you aren't supposed to make people look forward to you expiring

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 07, 2018 02:54 PM (FZYNt)

100 Like I wanted to sit through his funeral. Low Energy!

Posted by: Trump at May 07, 2018 02:54 PM (yL25O)

101 80 Tapper is a hack and McCain is a bitter old fool. I would advise President Trump to send flowers and VP Pence to the funeral and I will have a drink to commemorate Johns death.
Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 07, 2018 02:52 PM (0OmEj)

I'd advise PDT to send Africanized Killer Bees.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 07, 2018 02:55 PM (UnA8+)

102 "What the heck does "a real moment" mean?"

Same thing as "bravely speaking truth to power"
or "a defining moment in the Age of Trump"
or "raising awareness of fascism in America"
or a typical David Hogg outburst.

Posted by: gp at May 07, 2018 02:55 PM (mk9aG)

103 Hardest hit when McCain dies.

Lindsey Graham.

No one to move his lips or give him a voice when Maverick passes.

Posted by: Blanco at May 07, 2018 02:55 PM (QGdDN)

104 Too bad his casket won't go up in flames like The Forrestal

Posted by: Han Yolo at May 07, 2018 02:55 PM (k5hWy)

105 Just one more of the Keating Five to kick the bucket.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 07, 2018 02:55 PM (IdMiN)

106 97 How about this for a Trump Tweet:

"Senator McCain has assumed that I would want to attend his funeral."

And that's all.
Posted by: filbert at May 07, 2018 02:54 PM (953wK)

"...or that I would send anyone at all. Sad"

Posted by: WisRich at May 07, 2018 02:55 PM (G0vdT)

107 "I will not attend John McCain's funeral as he requested. I will send a quart of my pee to be applied over his grave."
DJT

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at May 07, 2018 02:55 PM (pw+jk)

108 This funeral is going to go down as the biggest political shitshow in history. Wellstone will be tame compared to this. These assholes can't help themselves.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 07, 2018 02:55 PM (89T5c)

109 91 I think the most appropriate way to memorialize him when he's dead is to send his corpse up in a plane, and have the pilot stick McCain's corpse in the pilot's seat before parachuting out, allowing ol' Songbird to crash into a (decommissioned this time) carrier one last time.
Posted by: Hikaru at May 07, 2018

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Leave my plane out of this.

Posted by: Sky King at May 07, 2018 02:55 PM (Tdl6i)

110 E.J. Dionne is out with a beauty today, blaming Trump for the decline of religion.

Unbelievable as the depths of delusion look today, you just know there is further to some of these libtards to travel.

Posted by: Jefferson Beauregard O'Snoozles at May 07, 2018 02:56 PM (rBnYq)

111 Tapper is a hack and McCain is a bitter old fool. I would advise President Trump to send flowers and VP Pence to the funeral and I will have a drink to commemorate Johns death.
Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 07, 2018 02:52 PM (0OmEj)

I'd advise PDT to send Africanized Killer Bees.
Posted by: Hikaru at May 07, 2018 02:55 PM (UnA8+)


Send Gen. Mattis.

Posted by: filbert at May 07, 2018 02:56 PM (953wK)

112 All of this, including keeping ObamaCare, because Trump hurt McCain's feelings about his "war" record.

And the media pretends this personal vendetta that resembles a bratty teenage girl is what statesmanship looks like.

Posted by: Maritime at May 07, 2018 02:56 PM (lKmt3)

113 The dying words of Mr McCain mean as much to me as anything a Jihadi says before blowing himself up.

Thank you for your service John. Now, please, go quietly into that good night.

Posted by: 99Problems at May 07, 2018 02:56 PM (zWaPh)

114 "beloved in many, many ways"

yeah. Pull the other one, Jake-off.

Posted by: Warai-otoko, who remembers 2008 at May 07, 2018 02:56 PM (AURKQ)

115 "You aren't allowed to come to my funeral."

"That's fine so long as you attend."

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Tater is the Latest Gender at the Outrage Outlet! at May 07, 2018 02:56 PM (hLRSq)

116 Why, just for that, Trump aught to take McCain off the White House Christmas Card mailing list.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 07, 2018 02:56 PM (EyPfd)

117 Lindsay Graham:

"Now I know how Charlie McCarthy felt when Edgar Bergen died.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 07, 2018 02:56 PM (oVJmc)

118 Will there be a count of how many Ukranians are there?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 07, 2018 02:56 PM (UBzPO)

119 Sad.

Posted by: m at May 07, 2018 02:56 PM (0bRDi)

120 Going to his funereal would imply that one would mourn his passing.

On the other hand, if the gravestone maker could be induced to put "Build the dang wall" on his gravestone, I'd be OK with that.

Posted by: West at May 07, 2018 02:57 PM (7Fa8Y)

121 John McCain doesn't want me at his funeral, but I'm happy to have him to Mar-a-lago anytime for golf. Anytime in 2019.

Posted by: Trump at May 07, 2018 02:57 PM (yL25O)

122 I'm sure Trump is all broken up about it. Just like when I found out that my wife's crazy ass cousin way overbooked her uppity wedding and is quietly asking some of her cousins spouses like me not to go. I was heartbroken I say! Bummer I can't go to her millennial hipster packed wedding. Guess I will need to sit on the patio at home and have a bonfire and a bourbon. Damn!

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 07, 2018 02:57 PM (3c1uO)

123 I'm glad we're remembering the Keating Five.

So then, "Disgraced U.S. Senator John McCain"?

Posted by: Furious George at May 07, 2018 02:57 PM (9vQJW)

124 John McVain will never be President.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, I'm Your Huckleberry! at May 07, 2018 02:57 PM (rBnYq)

125 If I were Trump I would send a notary.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Tater is the Latest Gender at the Outrage Outlet! at May 07, 2018 02:57 PM (hLRSq)

126 Be it known that I don't want either Jake Tapper or John McCain at my funeral. I'm sure that's news.

Posted by: pep at May 07, 2018 02:57 PM (wW03z)

127 General McCain, always greater in his own mind than in life.
Trump should chortle and say he never had plans to attend.

Posted by: standfast24 at May 07, 2018 02:57 PM (+9QGm)

128 Fine, I don't want McCain at my Bar Mitzvah. Just drop off the boggle game and leave.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at May 07, 2018 02:57 PM (F8cRI)

129 What the heck does "a real moment" mean?"

Same thing as "bravely speaking truth to power"
or "a defining moment in the Age of Trump"
or "raising awareness of fascism in America"
or a typical David Hogg outburst.
===========
Bending the Arc of History -- for the win!!

Posted by: Simplemind at May 07, 2018 02:57 PM (hhfF0)

130 I'll give Juan one thing, he made me root for a cancerous tumor.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at May 07, 2018 02:58 PM (pw+jk)

131 E.J. Dionne is out with a beauty today, blaming Trump for the decline of religion.


Also Fall of Saigon, sacking of Rome, and Mass Extinction of the Dinosaurs.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 07, 2018 02:58 PM (oVJmc)

132 Trump will not acknowledge McCain's attempt at a slight, which will cause McCain to amp it up. Next he will FORBID Trump from attending the funeral. And then go into totally unsympathetic weirdness.

Posted by: blaster at May 07, 2018 02:58 PM (Z5y53)

133 107 "I will not attend John McCain's funeral as he requested. I will send a quart of my pee to be applied over his grave."
DJT
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at May 07, 2018 02:55 PM (pw+jk)

Or just hire those Russian hookers to do it for you.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 07, 2018 02:58 PM (AURKQ)

134 Jake John...heros

Posted by: dananjcon at May 07, 2018 02:58 PM (xqfqx)

135 in McCain's honor, Trump will only have one scoop tonight.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 07, 2018 02:58 PM (KxbBq)

136 Gonna go out on a limb here. CNN will have extensive live coverage of mcstains funeral. Will maintain last place in ratings.

Posted by: maddogg at May 07, 2018 02:58 PM (XkxK0)

137 Recommended Trump tweet, something like:

"I wish Mr. McCain well on his journey."

Posted by: m at May 07, 2018 02:58 PM (0bRDi)

138 My dog just pooped in the grass.

I told him it was a real movement for the country.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 07, 2018 02:58 PM (ycWCI)

139 Anchorman needs to slip the mortal coil already.

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at May 07, 2018 02:58 PM (DxWUs)

140 Ask the families of POWs / MIAs if they care about McCains upcoming demise. You know you have to be a big time asshole to have this group dislike you when you yourself was a POW.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 07, 2018 02:59 PM (IdMiN)

141 Tapper "..somebody who is beloved in many, many ways..."

And he's despised in just as many. And yet Tapper picks one alternative over another and ignores that which he doesn't like. Now that's reportin'. Nope, no bias at all here. Straight shootin' truth like heroin in the vein of news.

We're so fortunate to have the likes of those two serving as our compass.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at May 07, 2018 02:59 PM (H8S+R)

142 66 John McCain,second highest ranked ace for North Vietnam.

1) Colonel Tomb
2) John McCain
3) that kid with a paper airplane
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2018 02:51 PM (39g3+)


Now imagine if Jane Fonda (/spit) sitting on the AA gun had accidentally shot down McCain.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 07, 2018 02:59 PM (oYp/M)

143 PDT should hire 2 Live Crew to show up in his place and do a live performance of "Me So Horny".

Posted by: Hikaru at May 07, 2018 02:59 PM (UnA8+)

144 So Trump is both not invited to Prince Harry's wedding AND McCain's funeral! I'm sure this is keeping him up at night.

The left doesn't get that to our ex narcissist-in chief Obama, that would indeed be a huge deal. To Trump, not so much.

I think Obama is going to say yes to speaking at McCain's funeral, only to have a huge pulpit to throw shade at Trump, Marc Anthony style. The number of I's littering a supposed memorial speech for another person will be glorious to behold. I doubt Meggy Mac will be pleased at Obama grandstanding on her dad's "legacy", but the MSM will lap it up.

Posted by: LizLem at May 07, 2018 02:59 PM (hvf9s)

145
I'd advise PDT to send Africanized Killer Bees.
Posted by: Hikaru at May 07, 2018 02:55 PM (UnA8+)

Send Gen. Mattis.
=======
To make sure he is dead?

Wow. That's an image. I can actually see him prying open the lid and hammering in a stake.

Posted by: Simplemind at May 07, 2018 02:59 PM (GuIjm)

146
Or just hire those Russian hookers to do it for you.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 07, 2018 02:58 PM (AURKQ)

====
Damn did I miss a punchline or what?

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at May 07, 2018 03:00 PM (pw+jk)

147 Also Fall of Saigon, sacking of Rome, and Mass Extinction of the Dinosaurs.

I hear he made ol' Rosie fat too.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 07, 2018 03:00 PM (EyPfd)

148 Recommended Trump tweet, something like:

"Who?"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 07, 2018 03:00 PM (oYp/M)

149 Also Fall of Saigon, sacking of Rome, and Mass Extinction of the Dinosaurs."

Also known as "3 things that Vic's outlived"

Heh.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 07, 2018 03:00 PM (7LY+6)

150 Difference is that Trump would want his enemies at his funeral.. like ALL OF THEM.

Posted by: A New Hope at May 07, 2018 03:00 PM (+Ty8m)

151 E.J. Dionne is out with a beauty today, blaming Trump for the decline of religion.

The biggest reason for the decline of religion is religion. When you lose sight of having a relationship with God and focus on traditions etc.It turns more people off to it.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 07, 2018 03:00 PM (3c1uO)

152 * sock off *

Posted by: Serious Cat at May 07, 2018 03:00 PM (+Ty8m)

153 I do not and will not lend any honor or accolades to McCain. I will pray for his soul. I hope he is remembered for exactly what he has become. A very sad example he has set... from a heroic beginning to a very sad ending. He could have been so much more, In any event it could be said that we dodged a bullet when McCain lost to Ofuckstick.

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 07, 2018 03:00 PM (0OmEj)

154 What kind of "moment" was it for America when Obama skipped Justice
Scalia's, Nancy Reagan's, or Billy Graham's funerals? (I mean, other
than 'a relief' since anytime we avoid watching him take selfies at
someone respectable's funeral is a good thing.)

=====

Remember a sitting President would only attend an equal's funeral.

PDJT can send his cabinet people, McConnell could go with his committee chairs, Ryan could go with his committee chairs, RNC could send a few, and Palin should attend (if she would be invited).

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 07, 2018 03:00 PM (MIKMs)

155 I'm warming up to the idea of PDT going to the McCain funeral, taking selfies, and speechifying about himself to an hour and a half.

Posted by: Carpe Manana at May 07, 2018 03:00 PM (PbH71)

156 A stupid moment for the country. A jealous failed candidate disinviting a more successful man. What a jerk McCain turned out to be! Is there a crazier group of people than our failed presidential candidates?

Posted by: CN at May 07, 2018 03:00 PM (5gaNQ)

157 84
Hey, if he wants a funeral circus invite a POTUS. Personally for the
sake of family, I'd ask Potus to stay away and make it family only.
-----

Which one of McCain's families? The poor ones he abandoned or the new ones he upgraded to after becoming famous?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 07, 2018 03:01 PM (UBzPO)

158 I just think that it is patently obvious the man should not be in office still. I mean come on, he's blatantly not healthy enough to be doing the job if they're planning his funeral.

Why congress doesn't shove these people out of office is beyond me.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2018 03:01 PM (39g3+)

159 ace, "lightweight hack" describes 95% of the "press" - and has, for years. I saw it from the inside, when it was much less serious than now - but still catastrophic, even then.


McCain is "much beloved" by ignorant, and/or stupid people. He is a dumb, psycho, destructive and irresponsbile figure, and has been for many years.


Posted by: rhomboid as willow at May 07, 2018 03:01 PM (QDnY+)

160 Isn't it funny that the person who actually humiliated McCain (Obama) and killed his lifelong dream gets the red carpet treatment?

"Cuck" really is the right term for these Republicans.

Posted by: Maritime at May 07, 2018 03:01 PM (lKmt3)

161 Trump should tweet that he will honor McCain's request and may his journey be peaceful.


Kill him with kindness.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 07, 2018 03:01 PM (IdMiN)

162 The Hanoi Sonbird wasn't beloved by that sucker of cock Jake Tapper (the turkey fucker) when he was runnig for preezy against his Chocolate Messiah. Piss off Jake. And, go get your fuckin shinebox.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 07, 2018 03:01 PM (KP5rU)

163 I will now have to delete Megan McCain from my spank bank.

Posted by: dananjcon at May 07, 2018 03:01 PM (xqfqx)

164 McCain served his country with honor, and went through things I hope to God I never have to face. If he really is about to shuck off this mortal coil, I can bite my tongue a little longer on the rest of my thoughts.

Posted by: T at May 07, 2018 03:01 PM (fdPD9)

165 Did Tapper blink in Morse, "I love McCain when he's a useful idiot," during any of this reportage?

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at May 07, 2018 03:01 PM (H8S+R)

166 The left doesn't get that to our ex narcissist-in chief Obama, that would indeed be a huge deal. To Trump, not so much.

Realistically, when you're in charge, having to attend these various symbolic ceremonial occasions is a pain in the ass.

I bet Trump heaved a huge sigh of relief when he was let off the hook for both Prince Retard's wedding AND McCain's funeral.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 07, 2018 03:01 PM (oYp/M)

167 137 Recommended Trump tweet, something like:

"I wish Mr. McCain well on his journey."
Posted by: m at May 07, 2018 02:58 PM (0bRDi)

I would only add

"I wish Mr. McCain well on his journey. Hope he doesn't get shot down and captured."

Posted by: WisRich at May 07, 2018 03:02 PM (G0vdT)

168 Palin should attend (if she would be invited).

He's gone on record saying he hated Palin as a VP choice. I'm 100% sure he wanted Lieberman which would have made him lose by even more.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2018 03:02 PM (39g3+)

169 154: Palin should say "good riddance to bad rubbish" or just go to verify that it's really McCain

Posted by: CN at May 07, 2018 03:02 PM (5gaNQ)

170 I tend to be pragmatist, but I think the purists really did have a point during the Obama years. America rejected the shit sandwiches called McCain and Romney. Let things get really bad and then maybe people would pick an actual alternative to the uniparty in the primaries. Stop passively accepting what the GOPe serves up as being the lesser of two evils.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 07, 2018 03:02 PM (/qEW2)

171 If you (or your people) are talking about who is and isn't invited to your funeral . . .

Why are you still "serving" in the Senate?

Posted by: filbert at May 07, 2018 03:02 PM (953wK)

172 The only thing John McCain has ever rose above was the canopy of his A4 when he pulled the eject handle.

Posted by: _Jaybee_ at May 07, 2018 03:02 PM (O3uss)

173 Quite frankly, I see McCain as a traitor. He sold the country so he could bathe in egowash. I feel the same about everyone on the left, of which number I include McCain.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 07, 2018 03:02 PM (O98s2)

174 99 McCain really puts the "fun" in funeral.

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 07, 2018 02:54 PM (FZYNt)

heh

Posted by: m at May 07, 2018 03:02 PM (0bRDi)

175 Obama's tweet with a picture of himself and a few words about McCain will be epic!

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at May 07, 2018 03:02 PM (pw+jk)

176 Ollie North new NRA President.

http://therightscoop.com/nra-just-announced-their-new-president-and-they-are-very-excited-about-it/

Posted by: Under Fire at May 07, 2018 03:02 PM (r9UYA)

177 I am thinking of hitting the drive thru on the way to work.

It will be a huge moment for the country.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 07, 2018 03:02 PM (ycWCI)

178 I will be curious to see if Sarah Palin attends. After her early support of the president and McCain writing that he regrets choosing her not attending would be understandable. My guess is that no matter what she decides the press will pounce.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 07, 2018 03:02 PM (kUmUV)

179
Presidents don't go to all the senators funerals anyway. They don't even send the VP most of the time. Why would McCain think he is special?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 07, 2018 03:02 PM (r+sAi)

180 "Is there a crazier group of people than our failed presidential candidates?"

Here...hold my wig

Posted by: Maxine Waters. Brain Chemist. Fodi Fi at May 07, 2018 03:02 PM (EyPfd)

181 I still like Meggie's fun bags

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 07, 2018 03:03 PM (FZYNt)

182 What are you waiting for Tumor do your bit.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 07, 2018 03:03 PM (UfMVm)

183 It's a stupid, stupid time to be alive.

Posted by: joncelli, temporary orc at May 07, 2018 03:03 PM (RD7QR)

184 "Cuck" really is the right term for these Republicans.

"My friends we have nothing to fear from an Obama funeral speech!"
--John muh cane

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2018 03:03 PM (39g3+)

185 beloved in many, many ways,

You could inscribe their names on the head of a pin.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 07, 2018 03:03 PM (3dsTO)

186 In all honesty, Trump's best course of action is kindness.

It'll drive McCain crazy.

Posted by: WisRich at May 07, 2018 03:03 PM (G0vdT)

187 I have a love/hate relationship with Palin, it pissed me off everytime McCain ran, there was Palin dutifully endorsing him and protecting him in every primary. She was a huge help for him every time.

I'm almost glad he humiliated her by saying he wished he had picked someone different.

Posted by: Maritime at May 07, 2018 03:03 PM (lKmt3)

188 Is there a crazier group of people than our failed presidential candidates?
=====
The successful ones can give them a run for their money.

Posted by: Simplemind at May 07, 2018 03:04 PM (PMzMr)

189 Well......looks they finally made a cockpit John McCain can't climb out of......

Tough crowd, tough crowd.

Posted by: President Donald Trump at May 07, 2018 03:04 PM (k5hWy)

190
I don't really care who comes to my funeral because I'll be dead.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 07, 2018 03:04 PM (r+sAi)

191 I'm alarmed, because I voted for McCain, not realizing what a shit he actually was.

I didn't know the ins and outs of the Keating Five, and was prepared to accept his bailing on his first marriage (on the grounds that the guy who came back after five years of captivity by the Democrats was doubtless not the guy who left).

But now ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 07, 2018 03:04 PM (oYp/M)

192 in McCain's honor, Trump will only have one scoop tonight.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 07, 2018 02:58 PM (KxbBq)
...........

F that. I'm havin' three. With chocolate syrup.

Posted by: Jefe El Donaldo at May 07, 2018 03:05 PM (HgMAr)

193 161 Trump should tweet that he will honor McCain's request and may his journey be peaceful.


Kill him with kindness.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 07, 2018 03:01 PM (IdMiN)

Yep.

Posted by: WisRich at May 07, 2018 03:05 PM (G0vdT)

194 35 is threadwinner.

Posted by: Johnny at May 07, 2018 03:05 PM (kUotE)

195 Presidents don't go to all the senators funerals anyway. They don't even send the VP most of the time. Why would McCain think he is special?
Posted by: Guy Mohawk

___________

McCain wanted this moment, to have the nation talking about his diss.

This is what animates him in his supposed final days. Petty spite.

Posted by: Maritime at May 07, 2018 03:05 PM (lKmt3)

196 F*cker's spokesperson has admitted that his next stop is the graveyard but he's going to tie up that #NeverTrump Senate seat until he's cold and in the ground.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman - Also, Comey is my brony at May 07, 2018 03:05 PM (VgKNm)

197 I think McCain was a good choice for the GOP in 2008, no Republican was ever going to win that race. There was so much resentment and opposition to the party period that it was simply impossible. So why ruin a good candidate by running them then?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2018 03:05 PM (39g3+)

198 But will John McCain let his "chosen" replacement attend? The one that won't have to face a special election as if John M. had stepped down and not rely on the Governor appoint (the one that comes up in 2020, henceforth named the John. McCain seat).

Could that person possibly be B.H. Obama?

Posted by: Scott_T at May 07, 2018 03:05 PM (xGZ+b)

199 I hope by the same standard Sen McCain has set for the sitting president, he disinvites Kerry. After all, Trump made an ill-advised and horribly wrong comment about McCain. Kerry slandered the military ("Genghis Khan" etc) while McCain was imprisoned and tortured by N. Vietnamese. Markedly worse than candidate Trump's insult.

Posted by: dave at May 07, 2018 03:05 PM (8uzdZ)

200 Palin should attend (if she would be invited).

He's gone on record saying he hated Palin as a VP choice. I'm 100% sure he wanted Lieberman which would have made him lose by even more.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2018 03:02 PM

Palin was the ONLY reason I held my nose and voted for Juan. What a dick move by McCain. Hurry along John.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 07, 2018 03:05 PM (3c1uO)

201 86 "This is a real moment for the country where an American hero, somebody who is beloved in many, many ways,
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Not beloved. In any way, shape, or form. By anyone.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 07, 2018 02:53 PM (vg8iE)


Yeah, I wonder who Tapper thinks McCain is "beloved" by.

Posted by: rickl at May 07, 2018 03:06 PM (xjiRE)

202 178 I will be curious to see if Sarah Palin attends. After her early support of the president and McCain writing that he regrets choosing her not attending would be understandable. My guess is that no matter what she decides the press will pounce.
Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 07, 2018 03:02 PM (kUmUV)


I'd be organizing my sock drawer that day.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 07, 2018 03:06 PM (oYp/M)

203 Trump should tweet that he will honor McCain's request and may his journey be peaceful.

Yeah, help make McCain look petty and mean.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2018 03:06 PM (39g3+)

204 from hell's heart he stabs at Trump

Posted by: x at May 07, 2018 03:06 PM (nFwvY)

205 In fairness, I'm sure that McCain is past specifying anything anymore. This is from his staff or family.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 07, 2018 03:06 PM (QQ+il)

206 What are you waiting for Tumor do your bit.
Posted by: Kreplach at May 07, 2018 03:03 PM (UfMVm)

I'm trying but this effer is too ornery.

Posted by: THe tumor at May 07, 2018 03:06 PM (suO/a)

207 Yeah, I wonder who Tapper thinks McCain is "beloved" by.
Posted by: rickl at May 07, 2018 03:06 PM (xjiRE)


McCain is as beloved as Tapper, so there's that.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 07, 2018 03:06 PM (oYp/M)

208 They should put the Reverse Ace in a coffin shaped like a jet...

... and then have have the pallbearers "crash" it into the hole in the ground.


Posted by: an indifferent penguin at May 07, 2018 03:06 PM (ANC8E)

209 As far as heros are concerned McCain has a lot in common with one B Arnold.

Posted by: maddogg at May 07, 2018 03:06 PM (XkxK0)

210 Is this man bites dog or dog bites man?

All this talk of dog is making me hongry.

...The JEF...

Posted by: Bruce at May 07, 2018 03:07 PM (8ikIW)

211 Waaaay OT, but anyone else catch the reports that Bank of America's principled stand against gunz and those who sell 'em may be falling apart?

(reportedly working w/Remington on loans. Go figure)

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 07, 2018 03:07 PM (7LY+6)

212 Saw a article this past weekend Sarah is complaining all the negative things she wanted to bring up on Jug Ears McStain and or his people wouldn't allow.

Posted by: Skip at May 07, 2018 03:07 PM (aC6Sd)

213 Jackson Five > Keating Five

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 07, 2018 03:07 PM (3dsTO)

214 I can't imagine telling people who can or can't come for my funeral. I expect it will be the social event for the year in these parts.

The dance on my grave will be especially popular I should think. An annual event for some most likely.

Posted by: Lily(Twinkies ((please don't play like a bunch of wimmin this year)) Superfan) AoSHQ assassin in th at May 07, 2018 03:07 PM (51bkn)

215 I'm noticing that this Tapper fellow is kind of a dick.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at May 07, 2018 03:07 PM (pw+jk)

216 So can any of our astute reporters confirm that McCain is conscious and capable of speech?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman - Also, Comey is my brony at May 07, 2018 03:07 PM (VgKNm)

217 You, Mr. McCain, are no John Rambo.

Posted by: Lloyd Bentsen at May 07, 2018 03:07 PM (/qEW2)

218 Slim chance, but here's hoping it becomes Wellstone Funeral Rally 2.0. If the idiot Obama speaks, that helps our chances.


Don't be distracted from the good news - McCain will be gone - and don't forget what's important: replacing McCain with an intelligent person of integrity with at least a semblance of American values and mindset.


Bad news: about 30 more GOP senators need to be disposed of for the country to have a chance, and that's very unlikely.

Posted by: rhomboid as willow at May 07, 2018 03:07 PM (QDnY+)

219 I think McCain was a good choice for the GOP in 2008, no Republican was ever going to win that race. There was so much resentment and opposition to the party period that it was simply impossible. So why ruin a good candidate by running them then?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

________

I think 2008 was unwinnable because of the financial crisis, but I at least wanted a candidate willing to throw a punch.

I voted Giuliani, I think he would have at least given Obama a nose bleed or two.

Had McCain never been the nominee, I actually think he would have lost his subsequent Senate primary.

Posted by: Maritime at May 07, 2018 03:08 PM (lKmt3)

220 Perhaps one of the reasons Sessions appears asleep is that they're waiting for McCain to die so they don't have to prosecute him too.

Posted by: DaveA at May 07, 2018 03:08 PM (FhXTo)

221 Trump needs to take a page from Ben Franklin in his feud with Titan Leeds and only refer to McCain as "the ghost of senator John McCain"

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at May 07, 2018 03:08 PM (mk7Bj)

222 I'm almost glad he humiliated her by saying he wished he had picked someone different.
Posted by: Maritime at May 07, 2018 03:03 PM (lKmt3)


She should've replied, "Yeah, just like you decided to do with your first wife."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 07, 2018 03:08 PM (oYp/M)

223 In fairness, I'm sure that McCain is past specifying anything anymore. This is from his staff or family."

Agreed.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 07, 2018 03:09 PM (7LY+6)

224 215: Has been for a very long time. A liberal snake masquerading as politically "agnostic" (his word). He's totally invested in Russia (!) so I suspect he's personally involved at some level

Posted by: CN at May 07, 2018 03:09 PM (5gaNQ)

225 My Freindsh . . go f*ck yourshelves.

Posted by: Juan McCaine at May 07, 2018 03:09 PM (Y4iuB)

226 I do owe McCain, Romney, and Bush a huge debt of gratitude for letting me know where I stand, though. For that I will always be grateful.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman - Also, Comey is my brony at May 07, 2018 03:09 PM (VgKNm)

227 Titan Leeds is a kickass name though.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 07, 2018 03:09 PM (3dsTO)

228 yeah Ace there is something wrong...extremely wrong with McCain publically disinviting The PRESIDENT of the United States.

It's also the Left and hypocrites like McCain that bitch and moan about how uncivil and unPresidential PDT is????
And yet they are acting worse.

AND it would be well to remember that McCain attacked Trump personally before Trump went after McCain.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 07, 2018 03:09 PM (Lg2h/)

229 legalinsurrection - retired Lt Colonel Oliver North will take over as NRA president

Posted by: Skip at May 07, 2018 03:09 PM (aC6Sd)

230 There's nothing wrong with what McCain's choice to disinvite Trump. Even someone who wasn't egotistical and angry would probably do the same.

___________________________

But there was something very, very wrong with McCain dissing Sarah Palin and saying he regretted choosing her as his running mate in 2008.

Nobody held a gun to McCain's head. Palin was his choice. To disparage her a decade later, after she worked her ass off to try and drag his withered carcass across the finish line, is just pathetic and petty and jerky. McCain is an ass.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 07, 2018 03:09 PM (fqUgw)

231 With his family around him at his last moments, McCains last words were reported to be:

"...to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee. Truuuuummp!!!!"

Posted by: WisRich at May 07, 2018 03:09 PM (G0vdT)

232 Never met McCain, but his last few acts on earth tell me all I need to know about him as a person. Instead of just being with family and friends and making memories. He decides to literally cling to power and in general be a classless asshole.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 07, 2018 03:09 PM (3c1uO)

233 I'm noticing that this Tapper fellow is kind of a dick. "

You have my undivided attention!

/Shep

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 07, 2018 03:09 PM (7LY+6)

234 *starts typing, deletes*
*repeat several times*

Nope, I'ma just leave this one alone.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at May 07, 2018 03:09 PM (Mbmmf)

235 Strikes me as the last act of a petty, petty man.
Yes John, your funeral is all about you, you small, sorry little man. You have my pity. Good Day.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at May 07, 2018 03:10 PM (eGFSg)

236 McCain and the MSM , by elevating his pettiness to the level of heroism, just to try to make Trump look bad-- are overplaying it (once again) and Trump--just by tweeting condolences , will look bigger.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 07, 2018 03:10 PM (7uYFy)

237 McCain is still mad about the strawberries.

.

Posted by: Toad-O at May 07, 2018 03:10 PM (cct0t)

238 >>Tapper "..somebody who is beloved in many, many ways..."




Why do they do this?
You don't have to list out all his failures, etc., but let's stop pretending his or any other Senator's (Byrd, Kennedy) passing is like losing royalty.
Ugh.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 07, 2018 03:10 PM (W+vEI)

239 Yeah, I wonder who Tapper thinks McCain is "beloved" by.

Megan seems to love daddy quite a bit, as is right. Maybe his wife?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2018 03:10 PM (39g3+)

240 It's going to be great when the whole Russia!!! thing is tied to McCain and it ends when he's buried.

Nothing to see here, citizens. Everything was solved. Move along.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman - Also, Comey is my brony at May 07, 2018 03:10 PM (VgKNm)

241 Trump "Let's see I can go to John McCain's funeral or I can play golf, have a barbeque then come home and shag the First Lady."

Aide "Sir, John McCain decided he does not want you at his funeral."

Trump "10:15 on the tee time, Ribs and chicken for the barbeque and ask Melania to make certain the Lincoln Bedroom is all set up. Would it be in poor taste to send that Diablo asshole a thank you note?"

Aide "Probably, sir."

Trump "Remind me to tweet something about him at the turn."

Posted by: JB1000 at May 07, 2018 03:10 PM (16OL0)

242 But there was something very, very wrong with McCain dissing Sarah Palin and saying he regretted choosing her as his running mate in 2008.

Nobody held a gun to McCain's head. Palin was his choice. To disparage her a decade later, after she worked her ass off to try and drag his withered carcass across the finish line, is just pathetic and petty and jerky. McCain is an ass.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 07, 2018 03:09 PM (fqUgw)


The curious thing is that he apparently didn't realize that that went directly to his own judgment.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 07, 2018 03:10 PM (oYp/M)

243 #231:

Posted by: The Man from Athens at May 07, 2018 03:10 PM (eGFSg)

244 Being disinvited from John McCain's funeral should be worn as a badge of honor.

Posted by: The Deplorable Mr. Trumpkin at May 07, 2018 03:11 PM (wwd4n)

245 "a real moment"

really makes ya think, huh?

Like I think McCain's always just been a resume without an actual job description. Cool, rich vietnam POW vet who is like super conservative...only he hates his party and its voters.

So...what do you do, exactly?

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at May 07, 2018 03:11 PM (sB8d1)

246 If I were Trump I would send a notary.

I was searching for that clip where the Klingons all gather around some muckity-muck with the cattle prods to make sure he's dead but couldn't find it.

Posted by: DaveA at May 07, 2018 03:11 PM (FhXTo)

247 I wonder if one of the things he is "beloved" for is his rank, jaw-dropping arrogance and stupidity in admitting his fundamental mendacity as a public figure.


You know, when he publicly said that now that we was beyond accountability to the voters, he could speak his mind.


Sadly the country is sooooo dumbed down, the civic culture is so collapsed, institutions are so degraded, that such an audacious (and stupidly self-damaging) statement did not become a national scandal, and lasting "legacy" for the stupid, dishonest, and very psycho McCain.

Posted by: rhomboid as willow at May 07, 2018 03:11 PM (QDnY+)

248 I'd like to say a few words about my dear friend, John McCain.

Stand Up John ! Everyone Give Big Round Of Applause For John!

Oh My God, What Am I Talking About......You Can't Stand Up, You're Dead!

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 07, 2018 03:11 PM (k5hWy)

249 You know how I held a rally during the WH press corps dinner? Big plans for the day of McCain's funeral. Huge. Bigger than Elvis. Elvis might even show up.

Posted by: Trump at May 07, 2018 03:11 PM (yL25O)

250 The curious thing is that he apparently didn't realize that that went directly to his own judgment.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 07, 2018 03:10 PM (oYp/M)


"Hey, who picked all these useless assholes?"

"Uh, sir, that would be you."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 07, 2018 03:11 PM (oYp/M)

251 I think 2008 was unwinnable because of the financial crisis, but I at least wanted a candidate willing to throw a punch.


Had McCain not diminished himself by suspending his campaign to become just one of a hundred senators (and then voted for the establishment position), and if he had instead campaigned against TARP and the bailouts, he could have had a shot.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 07, 2018 03:11 PM (QQ+il)

252 I wonder if westboro will be there

Posted by: x at May 07, 2018 03:11 PM (nFwvY)

253
There's nothing wrong with what McCain's choice to disinvite Trump. Even someone who wasn't egotistical and angry would probably do the same.


You mean besides the fact you're going over a guest list for your funeral?

Posted by: Flawess Male Logic at May 07, 2018 03:11 PM (10vO4)

254 legalinsurrection - retired Lt Colonel Oliver North will take over as NRA president"

WHOOHOOO!

*digs thru pile of books to find Ollie's autograph...*

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 07, 2018 03:11 PM (7LY+6)

255 I guess McCain never forgave the GOP for the New York Times slandering him about his alleged affairs.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at May 07, 2018 03:11 PM (sB8d1)

256 I will be curious to see if Sarah Palin attends. After her early support of the president and McCain writing that he regrets choosing her not attending would be understandable.

--

What he's really saying is that he picked her so that she could bring in the patriotic bumpkins who wouldn't otherwise have cast a vote for him. He deliberately used her to do so. He hoodwinked the electorate she brought in to help his sorry ass. Even though it wasn't enough, her on the ticket gave him vastly more in vote count than he would've gotten otherwise. What a sickening little putz of a man.

Don't invite Trump to your funeral. Make sure to blare it far and wide that you are an insider; he is an outsider. I don't think it will work in McCain's favor...because honestly, I don't think people care for him very much.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at May 07, 2018 03:11 PM (mQ0Mc)

257 Yeah, I wonder who Tapper thinks McCain is "beloved" by.

Megan seems to love daddy quite a bit, as is right. Maybe his wife?
======

Truth be told, they probably can't stand him either.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 07, 2018 03:12 PM (vg8iE)

258 "That's fine, John, seeing as how you won't be coming to my funeral, either."

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 07, 2018 03:12 PM (AURKQ)

259 The credit limit on John's hero account has been overdrawn for a long time.
He seems to think he got the unlimited credit version. He wasn't the only guy who suffered in Vietnam. Whole bunch of heroes never came home, and a lot who did don't try and play that card every other day to justify whatever self serving bullshit they're currently involved in.

The only reason the media considers him any kind of hero is because he's so good at being a Dempublican.

Posted by: DurnedYankee at May 07, 2018 03:12 PM (37IEG)

260 This idea of Africanized killer bees intrigues me.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 07, 2018 03:12 PM (89T5c)

261 Maybe it's already been said upthread, but I'm a bit put off by someone handling their own invitation list to their OWN FUNERAL.

Back when former President Nixon passed away, Richard M. Daley (son of the original mayor Daley) was asked about it by reporters who clearly were trying to egg him on. Daley's remarks were (paraphrased) you pay your respects to the family, and that's it.


Posted by: Boots at May 07, 2018 03:13 PM (EBwPV)

262 In a way it's fitting that Obama and Bush 43--the two men who prevented him from becoming president--are going to eulogize McCain.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 07, 2018 03:13 PM (7uYFy)

263 The curious thing is that he apparently didn't realize that that went directly to his own judgment.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

________

He blamed it on his advisers.

Such a strong leader.

I have mixed feelings on Palin, but my opinion is she did help McCain. The only time McCain was winning was after the Palin pick, then his campaign kneecapped her.

Posted by: Maritime at May 07, 2018 03:13 PM (lKmt3)

264 Megan is pretty tubby but still wont qualify as many.

Posted by: maddogg at May 07, 2018 03:13 PM (XkxK0)

265 >>>161 Trump should tweet that he will honor McCain's request and may his journey be peaceful.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 07, 2018 03:01 PM (IdMiN)

I think that's nicely worded. I hope PDT would find an appropriate venue to say it, rather than tweet it. Maybe Sarah could say it in a press briefing.

Posted by: m at May 07, 2018 03:13 PM (0bRDi)

266 I think 2008 was unwinnable because of the financial crisis, but I at least wanted a candidate willing to throw a punch.

....

maybe, right? Except maybe someone could've said "hey, this is fucking Clinton's policy come to bite us in the ass. This has DNC finger prints all over it"

but that wouldn't have been McCain's style.

After all, McCain never forgave the GOP for Tina Fey making fun of Sarah Palin's accent.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at May 07, 2018 03:13 PM (sB8d1)

267 Obama can, on some rare occasions, show class so this might be one of them, but I somehow think its going to be another Trump bashing festival.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2018 03:13 PM (39g3+)

268 With this funeral talk they are all but admitting he is inconpacitated and is close, the fact that this steaming pile of shit doesnt relinquish his seat so that the Governor can name a replacement tells you all you need to know about this piece of shit.

Also with his critizicizing Palin is beyond pathetic and petty and removed any sort of sympathy I might have had for him.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 07, 2018 03:14 PM (UfMVm)

269 >>Trump should tweet that he will honor McCain's request and may his journey be peaceful.

Well said.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 07, 2018 03:14 PM (W+vEI)

270 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2018 03:05 PM (39g3+)

I think Romney had a better chance in 2008. They ganged up on him in the primary.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 07, 2018 03:14 PM (IdMiN)

271 Don't forget that McCain thought the Hobbits were the bad guys and that Sauron and the bureaucrats of Mordor were just trying to bring some order to a rapidly changing world.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman - Also, Comey is my brony at May 07, 2018 03:14 PM (VgKNm)

272 I don't want Trump at my funeral!

Posted by: Amy Schumer at May 07, 2018 03:14 PM (DuAZ5)

273 Hillary's drunken plan is to disinvite everyone from dropping a deuce on her grave.

Posted by: x at May 07, 2018 03:15 PM (nFwvY)

274 I think it is a real moment for the nation.

After all, Trump -despite a constant anti-trump media barrage- is above water in latest approval polls.

I think it's a moment where the treasonous left and the cucky right got over it.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at May 07, 2018 03:15 PM (sB8d1)

275 Yeah, I wonder who Tapper thinks McCain is "beloved" by.

The Washington Uniparty loves him . . . he was a reliable lap dog.

Posted by: filbert at May 07, 2018 03:15 PM (953wK)

276 Also with his critizicizing Palin is beyond pathetic and petty and removed any sort of sympathy I might have had for him.
Posted by: Kreplach at May 07, 2018 03:14 PM

Yep. Bye Felicia!

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 07, 2018 03:15 PM (3c1uO)

277 >>Obama can, on some rare occasions, show class so this might be one of them, but I somehow think its going to be another Trump bashing festival.



I don't think they'll be able to resist.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 07, 2018 03:15 PM (W+vEI)

278 Of course we all know the truly appropriate response for Trump to say should be:

"... who?"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 07, 2018 03:15 PM (AURKQ)

279 Had McCain not diminished himself by suspending his campaign to become just one of a hundred senators (and then voted for the establishment position), and if he had instead campaigned against TARP and the bailouts, he could have had a shot.
Posted by: Grump928(C)

__________

I agree

I also think McCain could have focused in on Obama's radical past and made it a closer race.

Giuliani would have made it a race, he had gone toe to toe with race hucksters before and wasn't scared to jump in the mud.

Posted by: Maritime at May 07, 2018 03:15 PM (lKmt3)

280 185 beloved in many, many ways,

You could inscribe their names on the head of a pin.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 07, 2018 03:03 PM (3dsTO)

Jake doesn't say "by many, many people" but "in many, many ways." Which could be "by one person." Like, by McCain.

Posted by: m at May 07, 2018 03:15 PM (0bRDi)

281 I think 2008 was unwinnable because of the financial crisis, but I at least wanted a candidate willing to throw a punch.
----

If you think the 2008 financial crisis was bad you ain't seen NOTHING yet.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 07, 2018 03:15 PM (UBzPO)

282 well, in many ways, McCain's funeral is the story of Obama.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at May 07, 2018 03:16 PM (sB8d1)

283 Just so you guys know, I don't want McCain at my funeral.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 07, 2018 03:16 PM (3c1uO)

284 The funny thing about a funeral is you get to, posthumously, force people who don't like you very much but who are constrained by society to attend come, listen to other people say how great you were, and then walk away quietly.

You get, by proxy, the last word, sort of.

Posted by: TexasDan at May 07, 2018 03:16 PM (yL25O)

285 At his funeral, what coat room will Nicole Wallace be in? I want a free beejer.

Posted by: Under Fire at May 07, 2018 03:16 PM (r9UYA)

286 272 I don't want Trump at my funeral!

Posted by: Amy Schumer at May 07, 2018 03:14 PM (DuAZ5)


This is how its done people.

Take notes.

Posted by: blaster at May 07, 2018 03:16 PM (Z5y53)

287 That's OK. Smeggy will probably invite Whoopi and Joy.

Posted by: Jefe El Donaldo at May 07, 2018 03:16 PM (HgMAr)

288
His grave will be covered with AstroTurf. Grass could never thrive where so many will be pissing.

Posted by: Golden Salute at May 07, 2018 03:16 PM (Yc8Cz)

289 No... this is simply McCain dropping his Kabuki mask...

He wants Obama there... but not President Trump?

His choice... but it says a LOT about what he actually thinks... which is contrary to his stated public beliefs.

Posted by: Don Q at May 07, 2018 03:16 PM (NgKpN)

290 This is a real moment for the country..... a moment that shows us what spite and vindictiveness looks like... even unto the grave.... McCain is a good example of a bad example....

Posted by: kraken at May 07, 2018 03:16 PM (zSVEm)

291 BTW funeral's are a great opportunity to get service of process.

Ha. That would be great. Right in the middle serve Obama, Hillary, Bill, etc etc.

Posted by: Simplemind at May 07, 2018 03:17 PM (DjeLN)

292 McCain never forgave the GOP for Cameron Diaz saying we wanted to ban tampons.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at May 07, 2018 03:17 PM (sB8d1)

293 Minnfidel, from lots of direct exposure, take my words for it (which has been my standard comment on the idiot, for years, here): he's dumber than you think, and more psycho than you think.


Fortunately, I can now retire that one, as the vandal will soon be gone.

Posted by: rhomboid as willow at May 07, 2018 03:17 PM (QDnY+)

294 262 In a way it's fitting that Obama and Bush 43--the two men who prevented him from becoming president--are going to eulogize McCain.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 07, 2018 03:13 PM (7uYFy)

Without his peculiar brand of incompetence, it's possible either one would have lost their elections. At any rate: that great pig Kennedy is increasingly remembered as an overrated, America- hating disposed of women. Let it be the same with McCain.

Posted by: trev006 at May 07, 2018 03:17 PM (UCfYv)

295 52 I just loved it when someone on twitter shared all the godawful, insulting, nasty things President Obama said about John McCain... then the one thing Trump said, after being attacked by McCain.

And he wants Obama to speak at his funeral??
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

Obama thought McCain was too old before God did.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at May 07, 2018 03:17 PM (kfcYC)

296 They can't help themselves. It will be a clownshow. Bigly.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 07, 2018 03:17 PM (89T5c)

297 282 well, in many ways, McCain's funeral is the story of Obama.
Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at May 07, 2018 03:16 PM (sB8d1)

A bitter prick with the personality of a zombie?

Posted by: joncelli, temporary orc at May 07, 2018 03:18 PM (RD7QR)

298 263 The curious thing is that he apparently didn't realize that that went directly to his own judgment.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara
________

He blamed it on his advisers.

Posted by: Maritime at May 07, 2018 03:13 PM (lKmt3)


Who picked his advisors?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 07, 2018 03:18 PM (oYp/M)

299 This is a real moment for the country..... a moment
that shows us what spite and vindictiveness looks like... even unto the
grave.... McCain is a good example of a bad example....

Posted by: kraken at May 07, 2018 03:16 PM (zSVEm)


---

He's going to ride that sucker all the way down.

Again.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman - Also, Comey is my brony at May 07, 2018 03:18 PM (VgKNm)

300 I think Romney had a better chance in 2008. They ganged up on him in the primary.

Well i think McCain's foaming rabid love of war and death made a lot of people nervous and reluctant to vote for the guy. He's never seen an opportunity to send young men to die he didn't like, and I was certain that a president McCain would have seen us at war with Iran.

So yeah, another candidate might not have lost by as much. It was pretty close as is, given the circumstances, and any candidate smart enough to vote AGAINST TARP would have helped themselves a point or two in the final count. Why, exactly, did he go to Washington again??

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2018 03:18 PM (39g3+)

301 McShit is a fuckin sucker...the only time the "left" and the MSM likes him is when he is being an Uber RINO and savaging the Right. Fuck him. He is not beloved, he is a dependable idiot

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 07, 2018 03:18 PM (Lg2h/)

302 Ohhhhhhhhh Trump's gonna be so maaaaaad!

I feel like I am in elementary school.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 07, 2018 03:18 PM (wdmm9)

303 Expect a Wellstone Memorial Part Deux.

.

Posted by: Toad-O at May 07, 2018 03:18 PM (cct0t)

304 @263

Why would you have mixed feelings about Palin?

At the time McCain picked her she was a very sucesseful conservative governor of Alaska.

The left had to destroy her because she posed a real threat.

The woman that morphed into the Palin now know is a completely different animal from then.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 07, 2018 03:18 PM (UfMVm)

305 Trump will get the last laugh when it's finally revealed--and reported--that McCain was a player behind the phony dossier.
Maybe for kicks, Trump can pardon him posthumously.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 07, 2018 03:18 PM (7uYFy)

306 McCain disinvites Trump to funeral
Jake Tapper applauds
??????
Hillary is president!

Posted by: keena at May 07, 2018 03:19 PM (YiAop)

307 If you think the 2008 financial crisis was bad you ain't seen NOTHING yet.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans


____________

I don't see anything like 2008 in the near future.

I think stocks are over valued and will probably hit a correction or bear market n the coming months or year, but it will be a pretty normal cycle that comes back.

2008 was like a once in a hundred year meltdown.

Posted by: Maritime at May 07, 2018 03:19 PM (lKmt3)

308 Expect a Wellstone Memorial Part Deux. "

Part Deuce...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 07, 2018 03:19 PM (7LY+6)

309 I for one have always been very, very clear on my thoughts about Palin.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman - Also, Comey is my brony at May 07, 2018 03:19 PM (VgKNm)

310 Trump should send Palin as his personal representative to McStain's funeral.


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 07, 2018 03:19 PM (kGHHG)

311 Donald Trump will show more decorum over John McCain's death than John McCain is showing.

Posted by: buzzion at May 07, 2018 03:19 PM (lKs2v)

312 When Paul Wellstone of MN died, his funeral turned into a genuine hate-fest for anyone to the right of Stalin/Mao. One of the bigger offenders was Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, who subsequently lost his reelection and even lost his comeback election in 2016.

If the McCain funeral becomes a hate-fest it will also cast a long shadow.


Posted by: Boots at May 07, 2018 03:20 PM (EBwPV)

313 And he wants Obama to speak at his funeral??

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
............

Who's paying for that?

Posted by: wth at May 07, 2018 03:20 PM (HgMAr)

314 fine dandy be a prick, but die already

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 07, 2018 03:20 PM (Lg2h/)

315 284 The funny thing about a funeral is you get to, posthumously, force people who don't like you very much but who are constrained by society to attend come, listen to other people say how great you were, and then walk away quietly.

You get, by proxy, the last word, sort of.
Posted by: TexasDan at May 07, 2018 03:16 PM (yL25O)

Yeah, but then they drink your beer, wait until sunset, and piss on your grave. Or so I'm told.

Posted by: joncelli, temporary orc at May 07, 2018 03:20 PM (RD7QR)

316 you think the 2008 financial crisis was bad you ain't seen NOTHING yet.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans

Sounds like that's what you're hoping for.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 07, 2018 03:20 PM (IdMiN)

317 I wonder if Jeff Sessions will attend?

Posted by: Under Fire at May 07, 2018 03:20 PM (r9UYA)

318
Even in death John McCain will prove himself to be a petty, petty man. A man who reached the highest pinnacle of his ineptitude.

Not many men reach that pinnacle. Not many men should.

So arrogant to think the president of the USA would take time from a plate covered with issues of global importance, but would perhaps take an entire day to fly to AZ and back, perhaps say a few words. But McCain, knowing the odds of that being slim, pulled the 'mean girls' card out and said, "You're not invited."

He's a cvnt. I don't like that word. Don't use it often. It needs to be saved for special occasions. This is one.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at May 07, 2018 03:20 PM (LOgQ4)

319 How many men plan their own funeral the way a young woman plans her first marriage?
Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at May 07, 2018 02:50 PM (roQNm)

Truman did and said it sounded like it would be a fine service and he wished he could be there.

Posted by: MAC SOG and nothing will happen at May 07, 2018 03:20 PM (czkHE)

320 E.J. Dionne blames Trump for Proton Decay, film at 11!

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 07, 2018 03:20 PM (RuIsu)

321 Will they bury McCain face down?

Posted by: maddogg at May 07, 2018 03:20 PM (XkxK0)

322 Wellstone will be tame compared to this.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 07, 2018 03:20 PM (89T5c)

323 Donald Trump will show more decorum over John McCain's death than John McCain is showing.

Posted by: buzzion
===========
You should have your own nationally syndicated column.

Posted by: Simplemind at May 07, 2018 03:20 PM (a7La8)

324 Had McCain not diminished himself by suspending his campaign to become just one of a hundred senators (and then voted for the establishment position), and if he had instead campaigned against TARP and the bailouts, he could have had a shot.
____________________

And if he also hadn't gone along with the media's embargo of Obama's sketchy past (associations with terrorists, Islamists, corrupt crooks like Tony Rezko, overt racists and anti-Semites like Wright, etc.) and essentially endorsed Obama by reassuring skeptical Americans that "you have nothing to fear from an Obama presidency" -- he might have even won.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 07, 2018 03:21 PM (fqUgw)

325 "...McCain dissing Sarah Palin and saying he regretted choosing her as his running mate in 2008."

McCain shows his class yet again. All that money he got from his wife and he still can't buy any. He's had years to make that statement and he summons the "courage" to do so on his death bed.

Palin, however, will do the polite thing as always.

And Tapper et al. will condemn Palin while praising McCain the entire posthumous era. Count on it.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at May 07, 2018 03:21 PM (H8S+R)

326
Yeah, I wonder who Tapper thinks McCain is "beloved" by.

Megan seems to love daddy quite a bit, as is right. Maybe his wife?
======

Truth be told, they probably can't stand him either.

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

I thought he would want to retire and spend as much time with his family and friends as he could.

No, McCain is going to hog that spotlight. He won't go quietly, I fully expect hime to further attack his supposed colleagues. Maybe a few more shots at Cruz, or us deplorables. McCain is hoping that he gets the "Countdown until he Croaks" treatment by the cable news clowns. He is that vain.

Posted by: rd at May 07, 2018 03:21 PM (4dz1m)

327 284 The funny thing about a funeral is you get to, posthumously, force people who don't like you very much but who are constrained by society to attend come, listen to other people say how great you were, and then walk away quietly.

Yeah. I once had to attend the funeral of a (very recently) former boss who's refusal to defend me from an inter-company power play left me unemployed. Long story but the guy absolutely, positively could have and should have saved my job.

Then a few months later he dropped dead, quite young. I felt like I had to attend, but man it was squirm-inducing. Especially since the assholes who engineered my ouster were all there.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 07, 2018 03:21 PM (3dsTO)

328 Think of it as a break in the Stormy coverage.




Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 07, 2018 03:21 PM (UsCnO)

329 Maybe he should do like Kerry and throw away his medals to show how disgusted he is with this deplorable country that elected such a deplorable President.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 07, 2018 03:21 PM (/qEW2)

330 Posted by: Brian in New Orleans

Sounds like that's what you're hoping for.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 07, 2018 03:20 PM (IdMiN)

A troll coming here to save our souls

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 07, 2018 03:21 PM (Lg2h/)

331 Dear Lord,

I hope when I'm that close to death I'm not concentrating on whichever people didn't like me I'm going to disinvite to my funeral. The people who don't like me wouldn't come anyway.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 07, 2018 03:21 PM (tpDAe)

332 Famousyoutuber.com

Posted by: Famousyoutuber at May 07, 2018 03:21 PM (jEmXJ)

333 I said yesterday I just want McCain to admit that he has really been a Democrat all of these years .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 07, 2018 03:21 PM (IdMiN)

334 Donald Trump will show more decorum over John McCain's death than John McCain is showing.

Posted by: buzzion
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You should have your own nationally syndicated column.
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Except you are dead.

Although most of the nationally syndicated columnists are brain dead so it might still work.

Posted by: Simplemind at May 07, 2018 03:22 PM (hhfF0)

335 Tapper clearly likes McCain because he sees a 'positive' reflection of himself in him.

Posted by: Surfperch at May 07, 2018 03:22 PM (Brjj7)

336 His choice... but it says a LOT about what he actually thinks... which is contrary to his stated public beliefs.
Posted by: Don Q at May 07, 2018 03:16 PM (NgKpN)

Good point. His whole political career was a fraud. He probably ran as a Republican only because there was no way he could have gotten elected as a Democrat in Arizona (at the time)--succeeding Goldwater.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 07, 2018 03:22 PM (7uYFy)

337 262 In a way it's fitting that Obama and Bush 43--the two men who prevented him from becoming president--are going to eulogize McCain.
Posted by: JoeF.

There's at least a hundred million other people who prevented him from becoming President.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at May 07, 2018 03:22 PM (kfcYC)

338 Tapper can be such a drama queen at times. Did he happen to mention McCain's role in the spreading of the fake Russian Dossier? Because, wasn't it one of his people who got it for McCain and then McCain took it to Comey? So, maybe Trump wouldn't have wanted to go anyway.

But, had he been invited, I think Trump would have declined , so as not to be a "distraction." It would have been all kinds of awkward if he had gone. I wouldn't be surprised if Obama made it known to McCain's people that he would not go if Trump was going to be there.


Posted by: sillyme at May 07, 2018 03:22 PM (zYWPO)

339 McCain's time as a POW does not make him a hero, and his actions and behavior since returning stateside cancel out any virtuous actions or endurance he might have displayed beforehand.


Ezekiel 18:24, one of my favorite passages... But if a righteous person turns from their righteousness and commits sin and does the same detestable things the wicked person does, will they live? None of the righteous things that person has done will be remembered. Because of the unfaithfulness they are guilty of and because of the sins they have committed, they will die.


Posted by: Kinley Ardal at May 07, 2018 03:22 PM (6JL3d)

340 I think John McCain knows what he needs to do to win our support.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 07, 2018 03:23 PM (pvjTE)

341 The people who don't like me wouldn't come anyway.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 07, 2018 03:21 PM (tpDAe)

Oh I don't know about that. Your a nice person, so not you, but hell there is a long list of people whom I'd go to dance on their grave or worse...but hell that's just me

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 07, 2018 03:23 PM (Lg2h/)

342 It's interesting that Tapper calls McCain "beloved by many."
This simply isn't true. It's ridiculous. He may indeed be admired or respected by some people somewhere.
I dunno.
But a "beloved" figure he has never been.

I think what Tapper really means is that McCain was beloved by the MSM.
Except for the brief campaign season of 2008, McCain and the media did have a love affair. They got political thrills. He got fame.

And Tapper honestly can't differentiate between his professional clique and the populace at large.


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 07, 2018 03:23 PM (0jtPF)

343 You have nothing to fear from McCain's death.

Posted by: Obama at May 07, 2018 03:23 PM (IdMiN)

344 Yeah, but then they drink your beer, wait until sunset, and piss on your grave. Or so I'm told.
Posted by: joncelli, temporary orc at May 07, 2018 03:20 PM (RD7QR)


I wonder what arrangements have been/will be made for Jane Fonda's gravesite. I'd suggest surrounding it with a fountain.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 07, 2018 03:23 PM (oYp/M)

345 I think the last 'real moment for this country' was when Carl 'bad acted' himself to death in Walking Dead.

Posted by: Steve Earle Song Ideas at May 07, 2018 03:23 PM (PvCxa)

346 Why would you have mixed feelings about Palin?

At the time McCain picked her she was a very sucesseful conservative governor of Alaska.

The left had to destroy her because she posed a real threat.

The woman that morphed into the Palin now know is a completely different animal from then.
Posted by: Kreplach

_________

I LOVED Palin during the 2008 election, it was some of the decisions she made afterward that I didn't care for, like quitting as Governor. I know she had her reasons and she was badly mistreated by both the media and GOP, but some people can handle the big leagues and some can't.

She also seemed to care more about fame and cashing in on her celebrity stature than about winning back the country.

And then there was the constant defense of Mccain in every one of his primaries.

Regardless, I definitely like her more than McCain, but that's not saying much.

Posted by: Maritime at May 07, 2018 03:24 PM (lKmt3)

347 keena: "McCain disinvites Trump to funeral
Jake Tapper applauds
??????
Hillary is president!"


This!

Posted by: Max Scene Waters at May 07, 2018 03:24 PM (H8S+R)

348 The Bush Campaign spread rumors he fathered a black love child.

Posted by: ejochs at May 07, 2018 03:24 PM (3+0tg)

349 At the end of it all, McCain is pathetic.... a great example of the wages of hubris.... really very ugly...

Posted by: kraken at May 07, 2018 03:24 PM (zSVEm)

350 Donald Trump will show more decorum over John McCain's death than John McCain is showing.

Trump does it again. Gets one of his haters to look petty. Trump will give a 20 second eulogy of meaningless platitudes after the Stain croaks and move on. He's like the wrestling villain hiding a sap in his waistband after clocking the hero then pleading innocence to the ref.

Posted by: mc at May 07, 2018 03:24 PM (l1TIo)

351 Hopefully Stormy DD makes an appearance

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 07, 2018 03:24 PM (FZYNt)

352 This is Jon McCain pandering to the media, with his middle finger swan song to a common enemy of both him, and the media.

Of course Jake wants to pin the medal of honor on McCain for riding a flaming Kamikaze onto the deck of the USS Trump.

Posted by: TJ at May 07, 2018 03:25 PM (YzMAB)

353 It's interesting that Tapper calls McCain "beloved by many." This simply isn't true. It's ridiculous. He may indeed be admired or respected by some people somewhere. I dunno.
But a "beloved" figure he has never been.


I read in a European newspaper that Jimmy Carter was America's much-beloved President.

There must be two Jimmy Carters. Or two Americas. Because I suspect even Rosalyn isn't that crazy about him.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 07, 2018 03:25 PM (oYp/M)

354 Um...did we just get spammed?

Posted by: joncelli, temporary orc at May 07, 2018 03:25 PM (RD7QR)

355 212 Saw a article this past weekend Sarah is complaining all the negative things she wanted to bring up on Jug Ears McStain and or his people wouldn't allow.
Posted by: Skip at May 07, 2018 03:07 PM (aC6Sd)


Why, it's almost as if McCain and the Republicans threw the election to Obama.

Posted by: rickl at May 07, 2018 03:25 PM (xjiRE)

356 President Donald Trump said in a tweet that hell announce whether the U.S. will remain in the Iran nuclear accord on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in Washington.

No doubt McShit's mouthpiece will comment on this

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 07, 2018 03:25 PM (Lg2h/)

357 Was that a joke, John McCain as a Vietnam "Ace"???

John McCain never shot down a single enemy plane in his life, the only planes he downed were 5 of his own.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 07, 2018 03:26 PM (k1TUh)

358
I wonder if Jeff Sessions will attend?
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Senators would be appropriate (Sessions was there 20 years?). Any Senator attending would be appropriate.

Again, McCain is a Senator, one of 100. Sitting president does not have a role. In fact, I can't find a sitting president who attended anything except equivalent head of state, if possible.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 07, 2018 03:26 PM (MIKMs)

359 Could Trump maybe buzz McCain's funeral in Air Force One? At say 1000 feet. Two or three times.

Posted by: Lester at May 07, 2018 03:26 PM (LfJIn)

360 332 Famousyoutuber.com
Posted by: Famousyoutuber at May 07, 2018 03:21 PM (jEmXJ)

Huh?!? I thought the system was designed to autoban spammers.

Posted by: Surfperch at May 07, 2018 03:26 PM (Brjj7)

361
I wonder what arrangements have been/will be made for Jane Fonda's gravesite. I'd suggest surrounding it with a fountain.
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Not unless it is served by its own sewage treatment plant.

They need to think drainage and solid waste management.

Posted by: Simplemind at May 07, 2018 03:26 PM (a7La8)

362 >>> Only reason to go to the McCain funeral is to make sure the son of bitch is dead
Posted by: Rick in SK at May 07, 2018 02:49 PM (FZYNt)

I'm now picturing the open casket scene from Charade. Mirror against his lips to make sure he's not breathing, sticking him with a pin...

Posted by: LizLem at May 07, 2018 03:26 PM (hvf9s)

363 The Bush Campaign spread rumors he fathered a black love child.
Posted by: ejochs at May 07, 2018 03:24 PM (3+0tg)

No the McCain campaign claimed Bush spread the rumors. He was always a paranoid shit.

Posted by: Obama at May 07, 2018 03:26 PM (IdMiN)

364 Bitter partisan elevates the significance of a bitter partisan.

Who cares, Jake?

Posted by: Jake's Mom at May 07, 2018 03:27 PM (Dp6qK)

365 The Death of Bipartisanship
The Last Decent Republican
A Hero's Last Mission: Resist Trump!
Class Act vs Crass Act

Posted by: NY Daily News Headline Options at May 07, 2018 03:27 PM (koNhm)

366 The Bush Campaign spread rumors he fathered a black love child.
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Who fathered a black love child? Me?

Posted by: Bill C. at May 07, 2018 03:27 PM (vg8iE)

367 I LOVED Palin during the 2008 election, it was some of the decisions she made afterward that I didn't care for, like quitting as Governor. I know she had her reasons and she was badly mistreated by both the media and GOP, but some people can handle the big leagues and some can't.

My understanding is that the Reds used lawfare to accuse her of 14 ethics violations, against which she had to defend herself out of her own pocket (by state law), the cost for which came to be ca. $500,000. And that's why she quit.

Incidentally, none of the 14 alleged ethics violations was borne out in fact.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 07, 2018 03:27 PM (oYp/M)

368 So arrogant to think the president of the USA would take time from a plate covered with issues of global importance, but would perhaps take an entire day to fly to AZ and back, ___________________

It won't be in AZ, it'll be in D.C., so that all of his fellow Establishment hacks can attend w/o inconveniencing themselves.

Those were the people McCain really cared about, not the rubes in AZ who voted for him, and whose interests he was supposed to be representing (but never was).

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 07, 2018 03:27 PM (fqUgw)

369 The Bush Campaign spread rumors he fathered a black love child.
Posted by: ejochs at May 07, 2018 03:24 PM (3+0tg)

But hey, he was a member of the same club, so it's all good...

Posted by: JoeF. at May 07, 2018 03:28 PM (7uYFy)

370 McCains list of inequities dwarfs his righteous acts.

Posted by: maddogg at May 07, 2018 03:28 PM (XkxK0)

371 That is "former Handgun Control Inc spokesman and Salon dot com soyboy Jake Tapper."

Posted by: Colonel Kurtz at May 07, 2018 03:28 PM (dnQ1L)

372 Yeah, I wonder who Tapper thinks McCain is "beloved" by.

Veterans who don't pay very close attention to politics.

My Dad is a retired senior enlisted Air Force guy. He and the buddies he keeps contact with see McCain as a former POW who refused to take an early exit until the guys captured before him were released.

I don't know if "beloved" applies. I'd say they hold him in very high regard.

Before you tell me he's wrong and he should pay attention to what McCain has done for the last 45 years, you're preaching to the choir.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 07, 2018 03:28 PM (iv0p7)

373 They should mount some missiles to McCain's casket, so he can shoot down the hearse.

Posted by: Roland THTG at May 07, 2018 03:28 PM (xBSm0)

374 Fuck McCain; stick him in a pine box and dump it in the Anacostia and feign surprise when told "Arlington".

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 07, 2018 03:28 PM (y7DUB)

375 Yeah, Jake Tapper needs to lecture us on the probity of political funerals.

Please see Senator Paul Wellstone's funeral.

Jackass.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 07, 2018 03:29 PM (ATVNj)

376 Obama attended Kennedy's funeral. Cheney attended Strom Thurmond's funeral.

Posted by: Obama at May 07, 2018 03:29 PM (IdMiN)

377 I feel no pressure whatsoever to attend any funerals. I only go to support the family and friends, not because some social code demands I be there.

John McCain never shot down a single enemy plane in his life, the only planes he downed were 5 of his own.

"Shooting down 5 planes makes you an ace doesn't it?"
--Chris Cuomo, CNN Super Genius

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2018 03:29 PM (39g3+)

378 365 The Death of Bipartisanship
The Last Decent Republican
A Hero's Last Mission: Resist Trump!
Class Act vs Crass Act

Posted by: NY Daily News Headline Options at May 07, 2018 03:27 PM (koNhm)

Death Becomes Him

Posted by: Jake's Mom at May 07, 2018 03:29 PM (Dp6qK)

379 I LOVED Palin during the 2008 election, it was some of the decisions she made afterward that I didn't care for, like quitting as Governor. I know she had her reasons and she was badly mistreated by both the media and GOP, but some people can handle the big leagues and some can't.

She also seemed to care more about fame and cashing in on her celebrity stature than about winning back the country.

And then there was the constant defense of Mccain in every one of his primaries.

Regardless, I definitely like her more than McCain, but that's not saying much.

Posted by: Maritime at May 07, 2018 03:24 PM (lKmt3)

++++

She was hoisted on her own petard. The corruption laws in Alaska were reform measures that had been backed by her. They included the provision that politicians under investigation were not allowed to use campaign dollars for their defense. So, her opponents started filing bogus allegations against her. She had to defend using her own money. And, they just kept on coming.

Think about it. Had she stayed in office, she literally would have had to file for bankruptcy. That would have been a mess politically, and she would have ended up broke. It was an untenable position. Her way out seems bad, but she had no good choices.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 07, 2018 03:29 PM (pvjTE)

380 Time to think of Maverick's legacy he will leave..

Campaign finance reform.

Constantly knifing the GOP and even the GOPe in the back.

Publicly insulting his base.

Trying to close the gunshow 'loopholes'.

His horrible ran campaign of 08 and the lessons on how not to run it.

Rick Wilson and Nicole Wallace into national prominence. Both about as republicans as Cancer Face to begin with and now have their niche as the Token Republicans in many MSM talk shows.

So.....

May the Barbed Cock of Beelzebub ravage his cork hole for a thousand generations and then his mouth for the next thousand.

Posted by: Blanco at May 07, 2018 03:29 PM (QGdDN)

381 2008 was like a once in a hundred year meltdown.
Posted by: Maritime at May 07, 2018 03:19 PM (lKmt3)

And they got us out of it by giving $10 trillion dollars to banks and keeping interest rates near zero ever since. Neither of those will work again and none of the underlying problems were solved. All of the bailout money went to inflating the equities bubble instead of housing and now the housing bubble is being reinflated again.

To top it off crashing the economy may be the only way they can unseat Trump.

For example, DeutschBank's annual report last December lists a single line item noting $58 TRILLION in derivatives on their books. That is one bank. The whole GDP of the entire fucking planet. With one bank.

What's coming is going to make 2008 look like a walk in the park.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 07, 2018 03:30 PM (UBzPO)

382 To be fair, "ace" and "ass" look similar when you're not wearing your glasses and the teleprompter is too far away...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 07, 2018 03:30 PM (AURKQ)

383 374 Fuck McCain; stick him in a pine box and dump it in the Anacostia and feign surprise when told "Arlington".
______________________________________

You mean the Anacostia Metro Station, right?

Replete with crackheads and gangbangers and other Democrat voters.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 07, 2018 03:30 PM (ATVNj)

384 My Dad is a retired senior enlisted Air Force guy. He and the buddies he keeps contact with see McCain as a former POW who refused to take an early exit until the guys captured before him were released.

That's something to respect, about the only thing in his life. And that's all I have to say on the topic, not knowing exactly what else went on.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2018 03:30 PM (39g3+)

385 "Shooting down 5 planes makes you an ace doesn't it?"
--Chris Cuomo, CNN Super Genius"


AH hahaha I missed that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 07, 2018 03:30 PM (k1TUh)

386 Ah yes, CNN's honorary "Republican" shaming us all.

Fox should start pulling drunks out of homeless shelters and start putting them on panels as "Democrats"

Posted by: xnycpeasant at May 07, 2018 03:30 PM (koNhm)

387 McCain never forgave the GOP for Esquire's scary cover photo of him.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at May 07, 2018 03:30 PM (sB8d1)

388 President Donald Trump said in a tweet that hell announce whether the U.S. will remain in the Iran nuclear accord on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in Washington.

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

No way is he staying in it. It would be interpreted as a sign of weakness by the Dems, the media, the Mullahs and most importantly, the Norks on the eve of his meeting with Whoa Fat....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 07, 2018 03:30 PM (7uYFy)

389 Jake Tapper's descent from, 'one of the few reporters I sorta kinda trusted' to 'yet another scribe pouncing on Trump 24/7 while ignoring other stuff' has been sad to watch.

Posted by: Christian Toto at May 07, 2018 03:30 PM (GppXG)

390 Coincidentally, Phoenix hit 107 today

Posted by: Huck Follywood, I'm Your Huckleberry! at May 07, 2018 03:31 PM (rBnYq)

391 May the Barbed Cock of Beelzebub ravage his cork hole for a thousand generations and then his mouth for the next thousand.

Posted by: Blanco at May 07, 2018 03:29 PM (QGdDN)

Nope. We are building the dang fence!

Posted by: Satan at May 07, 2018 03:31 PM (Dp6qK)

392 John McCain never shot down a single enemy plane in his life, the only planes he downed were 5 of his own.

FIVE planes?? Did he own stock in an aircraft manufacturer?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 07, 2018 03:31 PM (oYp/M)

393 I'm just relieved I have a good reason not to go now.

With his mind diseased with cancer and what not he's such a pitiful man, bless his heart.

Posted by: Sarah Palin at May 07, 2018 03:31 PM (5WfVC)

394 Posted by: bonhomme at May 07, 2018 03:28 PM (iv0p7)

That's not quite the whole story.

Also google McCain and the POW coverup and see why some POW / MIA families don't like McCain.

Posted by: Obama at May 07, 2018 03:32 PM (IdMiN)

395 Is it true that the funeral will be underwritten by the Lincoln Savings and Loan?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 07, 2018 03:32 PM (ATVNj)

396 Vietnam has ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff.

Posted by: Dixie Normas at May 07, 2018 03:33 PM (EfEQe)

397 The Bush Campaign spread rumors he fathered a black love child.
Posted by: ejochs at May 07, 2018 03:24 PM (3+0tg)

No the McCain campaign claimed Bush spread the rumors. He was always a paranoid shit.
Posted by: Obama at May 07, 2018 03:26 PM (IdMiN)


Correct; I hate absolving GWB and particularly that fat fuck Rove of anything, but this was another self serving lie by McRINO.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 07, 2018 03:33 PM (y7DUB)

398 The real moment for the country would be Tapper saying something about his payments received from Fuaion GPS to collude with Clapper.

But that will never happen.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 07, 2018 03:33 PM (RIKJa)

399 As much as it physically pains me to type these words, BiNO has a point.

Everything that caused that meltdown is still in place. The bailouts, the legislation--it did nothing to address how it came about. If anything, the pump is primed for it to start all over again.

Instead of letting nature take its course, the thumb went on the scale for "Too Big Too Fail". And having thus refused to learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at May 07, 2018 03:33 PM (AM1GF)

400 @367

Thats exactly right and the Palin that morphed out of that was the characterized Palin, where she was trying to eek out a living.

Its really sad what was done to her.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 07, 2018 03:34 PM (UfMVm)

401 What do you mean, a funeral?

Wait...what? I thought I was winning. You mean.....

shit...

Posted by: McCain's Glioblastoma at May 07, 2018 03:34 PM (CPk08)

402 Was that a joke, John McCain as a Vietnam "Ace"???
__________________

Only if "ace" means incompetent screw-up who graduated last in his Naval Academy class (and probably wouldn't have graduated at all if his name had not been McCain), and who repeatedly proved himself to be a dangerous fool in the cockpit.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 07, 2018 03:34 PM (fqUgw)

403 From what I recall, VPs usually have funeral duty for an administration.

I actually do remember Obama 'honoring' Kennedy with attendance. Not cool, should have been Biden.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 07, 2018 03:34 PM (MIKMs)

404 Don't forget that McCain has a book coming out. Maybe this is all to create a "buzz" about his book.

Posted by: WisRich at May 07, 2018 03:35 PM (G0vdT)

405 Maybe market corrections have morphed into meltdowns... because the nature of funny money being the coin of the realm nowadays...

Posted by: kraken at May 07, 2018 03:36 PM (zSVEm)

406 Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 07, 2018 03:29 PM (pvjTE)

Then she did an OJ. She stated she would work hard to reform those laws but instead went on big buck speaking tours. Why not though, everyone else was doing it.

Posted by: Obama at May 07, 2018 03:36 PM (IdMiN)

407 Woah! Is Felonia wearing a back brace or did a piece of her exoskeleton come loose?

https://tinyurl.com/yc2rh94s

Always the seriously weird health shit with Grandma Wobbles.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 07, 2018 03:36 PM (3dsTO)

408 404 Don't forget that McCain has a book coming out. Maybe this is all to create a "buzz" about his book.
Posted by: WisRich at May 07, 2018 03:35 PM (G0vdT)


That bastard never credited me either.

Posted by: McCain's Glioblastoma at May 07, 2018 03:36 PM (CPk08)

409 Trying to read between the tea leaves here and figure out why Trump is announcing his Iran decision early (he has until the 12th) and maybe it's because they expect McCain to kick off VERY soon and he doesn't want to be upstaged by / upstage McCain's funeral.....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 07, 2018 03:36 PM (7uYFy)

410 What's coming is going to make 2008 look like a walk in the park.
========
Money is problem, but its the least of our problems.

2008 was not an organic event.

It won't be organic the next time either.

There are always solutions, its just that some of the solutions will mean that a lot of "rich" people and bond holders will not be happy.

And by not happy I mean WWIII.

This is the primary reason why 2008 hasn't happened again. They know he will pull the plug on their money if they do. Honey Badger don't give a damn.

Posted by: Simplemind at May 07, 2018 03:36 PM (IXY1i)

411 No the McCain campaign claimed Bush spread the rumors. He was always a paranoid shit.

Yeah I don't know if it happened or not, all we know is that the McCain campaign claims it happened. No recording, no proof, no evidence, just the claim. Maybe it did? I'm just really skeptical that would make any difference at all in an election in 2000. Maybe 1950 but by that point???

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2018 03:36 PM (39g3+)

412 Only if "ace" means incompetent screw-up who graduated last in his Naval Academy class (and probably wouldn't have graduated at all if his name had not been McCain), and who repeatedly proved himself to be a dangerous fool in the cockpit.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 07, 2018 03:34 PM (fqUgw)


Hey, it's HIS blog, so be nice....

Posted by: blaster at May 07, 2018 03:37 PM (Z5y53)

413 221 Trump needs to take a page from Ben Franklin in his feud with Titan Leeds and only refer to McCain as "the ghost of senator John McCain"
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at May 07, 2018 03:08 PM (mk7Bj)

That would go over the heads of too many people. Awesome idea though.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at May 07, 2018 03:37 PM (vgwv+)

414 404 Don't forget that McCain has a book coming out. Maybe this is all to create a "buzz" about his book.
Posted by: WisRich at May 07, 2018 03:35 PM (G0vdT)

Inside the dust jacket will be a little folded up parachute.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 07, 2018 03:37 PM (AURKQ)

415 "Jake Tapper"? [i[That's your porn name?

C'mon dude, try to be more creative! We're artists here!

Posted by: Stormy Daniels at May 07, 2018 03:37 PM (DuAZ5)

416 I know Ace, Senator McCain, and you sir are no Ace.....

Posted by: kraken at May 07, 2018 03:38 PM (zSVEm)

417 Everything that caused that meltdown is still in place. The bailouts, the legislation--it did nothing to address how it came about. If anything, the pump is primed for it to start all over again.

Instead of letting nature take its course, the thumb went on the scale for "Too Big Too Fail". And having thus refused to learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it.
Posted by: Brother Cavil

____________

I feel like you can always find a doomsday scenario no matter what. How long have we had a deficit that we know can never be paid back?

The economy though right now is doing really well, company earnings are up, unemployment is at the lowest level in generations, a major tax reform law is just starting,etc.

I guess you can just try and hide in gold forever but most people usually get pretty burned by that strategy.

Even had you bought stocks in the peak before the meltdown in 2008, had you held on to stocks you would have almost doubled your money

Posted by: Maritime at May 07, 2018 03:38 PM (lKmt3)

418 384 My Dad is a retired senior enlisted Air Force guy. He and the buddies he keeps contact with see McCain as a former POW who refused to take an early exit until the guys captured before him were released.

That's something to respect, about the only thing in his life. And that's all I have to say on the topic, not knowing exactly what else went on.
__________________________________

That was real easy for McCain to do, not taking the early exit! ! Bastard was given very decent treatment as a result of his perfidy (Hanoi Songbird---so named by fellow POWs) and his family history!

And at his "end" he was delivering some really bad sh*t to enemies of the US: Makes Benedict Arnold look like a Boy Scout in comparison.

Posted by: Old Codger at May 07, 2018 03:38 PM (HvZln)

419 Woah! Is Felonia wearing a back brace or did a piece of her exoskeleton come loose?

https://tinyurl.com/yc2rh94s

Always the seriously weird health shit with Grandma Wobbles.
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Even money on back brace, vs. bulletproof armor since the cabal knows she knows where the bodies are buried.

Posted by: Simplemind at May 07, 2018 03:38 PM (PMzMr)

420 But John McCain has always been prickly and thin-skinned. Disinviting Trump is not a breach on John McCain's part -- he owed Trump nothing at all, not even courtesy.


And I owe John McCain even less.


Posted by: rickb223 at May 07, 2018 03:38 PM (2GjZZ)

421 John McCain is a real bowel movement for the country.

Zero hour is gotta be getting close.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 07, 2018 03:38 PM (4ErVI)

422 Thats exactly right and the Palin that morphed out of that was the characterized Palin, where she was trying to eek out a living.

Its really sad what was done to her.
Posted by: Kreplach at May 07, 2018 03:34 PM (UfMVm)


Kind of like what was done to Newt as a gazillion ambulance chasers filed nuisance suits as the GOPe stalwarts chortled away like the backstabbing fucks littering the trash party.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 07, 2018 03:39 PM (y7DUB)

423 So.... have we talked about the FBI admitting in a FOIA doc to having lost the original chain of custody for Felonia's bathroom server, amd having to generate a new one? Five weeks, no record. From its being taken to secure storage and another SA retrieving it, somehow, they lost the chain of custody docs.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 07, 2018 03:39 PM (fA1SL)

424 Even money on back brace, vs. bulletproof armor since the cabal knows she knows where the bodies are buried.

I was just thinkin', and I can't be the only one, that a brace would explain her weird rigidity while being propped against a bollard and then tossed in the van like a roll of carpet.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 07, 2018 03:39 PM (3dsTO)

425 #GoTumor

Posted by: DocJ at May 07, 2018 03:39 PM (NYS7S)

426 I'm just really skeptical that would make any difference at all in an election in 2000. Maybe 1950 but by that point???
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2018 03:36 PM (39g3+)

Strom Thurmond would have never had a political career if it came out that he fathered a black "love" child in 1926.
That daughter never came forward until after he died.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 07, 2018 03:39 PM (7uYFy)

427 Hey, it's HIS blog, so be nice....
Posted by: blaster
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Ace is old, but he's not John McCain old!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 07, 2018 03:40 PM (fqUgw)

428 407 Woah! Is Felonia wearing a back brace or did a piece of her exoskeleton come loose?

https://tinyurl.com/yc2rh94s

Always the seriously weird health shit with Grandma Wobbles.
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 07, 2018 03:36 PM (3dsTO)

Holy crap the AI in her exoskeleton is sentient! The implications are staggering!

Posted by: joncelli, temporary orc at May 07, 2018 03:40 PM (RD7QR)

429 Posted by: JoeF. at May 07, 2018 03:39 PM (7uYFy)

I think it was an open secret though it became so after he was well established.

Posted by: Obama at May 07, 2018 03:41 PM (IdMiN)

430 And, Diogenes, if you're still on the site, give your wife pull out shelving (a la rev-a-shelf) in all of her cupboards for an anniversary gift.

Posted by: kathysaysso at May 07, 2018 03:41 PM (vkS2Z)

431 McCain's mother is still alive, right?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 07, 2018 03:41 PM (7uYFy)

432 430 And, Diogenes, if you're still on the site, give your wife pull out shelving (a la rev-a-shelf) in all of her cupboards for an anniversary gift.
Posted by: kathysaysso at May 07, 2018 03:41 PM (vkS2Z)

And soft-close cupboard doors.

Posted by: m at May 07, 2018 03:42 PM (0bRDi)

433 80 Tapper is a hack and McCain is a bitter old fool. I would advise President Trump to send flowers and VP Pence to the funeral and I will have a drink to commemorate Johns death.

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable!
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Concur.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at May 07, 2018 03:42 PM (a3tan)

434 So.... have we talked about the FBI admitting in a FOIA doc to having lost the original chain of custody for Felonia's bathroom server, amd having to generate a new one? Five weeks, no record. From its being taken to secure storage and another SA retrieving it, somehow, they lost the chain of custody docs.
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Such a mystery.

Posted by: Simplemind at May 07, 2018 03:42 PM (kz4or)

435 353 ---
I read in a European newspaper that Jimmy Carter was America's much-beloved President.....

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 07, 2018 03:25 PM (oYp/M)
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There was probably more "love" for Billy-Beer Carter.

There are a handful politicians for which the epithet "beloved by many" may justly apply ---FDR, Ike, JFK, Reagan, Obama. (You can be beloved by many and also hated by many.)
And there are those for whom it just doesn't work --- Truman, LBJ, Nixon, Ford, Carter, the Bushes.

I'm trying to think of someone below the POTUS level who qualifies as "beloved" on the national stage. Hard to come up with anyone. Hubert Humphrey maybe. Even his political opponents liked his cheerful disposition.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 07, 2018 03:42 PM (0jtPF)

436 I think it was an open secret though it became so after he was well established.
Posted by: Obama at May 07, 2018 03:41 PM (IdMiN)

I'm thinking that was not exactly an uncommon thing in the South....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 07, 2018 03:42 PM (7uYFy)

437 #I'mNotGoing


Could we get that going as a twatter thing about the dumb psycho's funeral?

Posted by: rhomboid as willow at May 07, 2018 03:42 PM (QDnY+)

438 Everything that caused that meltdown is still in place. The bailouts, the legislation--it did nothing to address how it came about. If anything, the pump is primed for it to start all over again.

Its not as bad as it got in 2007, but we're headed in that direction. But the next crash I expect to come from states and the unbelievably messed up retirement benefits that are ballooning constantly.

That was what the "stimulus" package mostly consisted of: paying off states with money printed at the Fed to let them pay for retirements.

In almost every state in the union, the SEIU managed to get contracts negotiated in the 1990s giving retirees pay equal to their last salary... forever. Now, if this were 1918 and people generally didn't live much beyond 70, that wouldn't be such an issue, but the way things are now, people are living a long time past retirement and every year more and more people are added to that list, almost exponentially.

It is literally impossible for a state to keep paying a ballooning number of employees who never work. Its like they hire dozens of new employees every year to sit at home and watch Matlock reruns. This is breaking almost every state's bank and cannot continue. But to fix it requires states to negate those contracts and greatly diminish retirement benefits of people who are already retired. People who are the most reliable voting bloc in the state, and reliably Democrat.

That's simply not going to happen. Ever.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2018 03:43 PM (39g3+)

439 I'm trying to think of someone below the POTUS level who qualifies as "beloved" on the national stage. Hard to come up with anyone. Hubert Humphrey maybe. Even his political opponents liked his cheerful disposition.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 07, 2018 03:42 PM (0jtPF)

Bob Dole?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 07, 2018 03:43 PM (7uYFy)

440 437. You're not fooling anyone, ya know, senator. Get in the cart.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 07, 2018 03:43 PM (fA1SL)

441 >>> I just loved it when someone on twitter shared all the godawful, insulting, nasty things President Obama said about John McCain... then the one thing Trump said, after being attacked by McCain. And he wants Obama to speak at his funeral??

If karma loves me, it will be a paraphrasing of Poe's published obituary written by his literary rival Rufus Griswold. Tons of shade thrown, oh my.

"This announcement will startle many, but few will be grieved by it...He had, to a morbid excess, that desire to rise which is vulgarly called ambition, but no wish for the esteem or the love of his species, only the hard wish to succeed, not shine, not serve, but succeed, that he might have the right to despise a world which galled his self-conceit."

Read the whole thing, it's amazing.
https://www.awesomestories.com/asset/view/Poe-Obituary-by-Rufus-Griswold

Posted by: LizLem at May 07, 2018 03:43 PM (hvf9s)

442 DJT should send a coterie of Russian hookers to pee on McCain's casket.

Posted by: VA MKZ at May 07, 2018 03:44 PM (tkZ2O)

443 131 ... sacking of Rome,

how bad could it have been? the plastic bag hadn't been invented yet.

Posted by: Anachronda at May 07, 2018 03:44 PM (sGtp+)

444 Palp, I read about that recent FBI highlight.


I'm hoping ace does at least a brief anticipatory gloating humorous post about the potential for hilarity at Wednesday's arraignment for the Russian internet company defendants. Mueller's shop really appears to have effed up this one badly.

Posted by: rhomboid as willow at May 07, 2018 03:44 PM (QDnY+)

445 And at his "end" he was delivering some really bad sh*t to enemies of the US: Makes Benedict Arnold look like a Boy Scout in comparison.
Posted by: Old Codger at May 07, 2018 03:38 PM (HvZln)

We aren't called Boy Scouts anymore.

Posted by: Scouts BSA at May 07, 2018 03:44 PM (Brjj7)

446 >>>Posted by: Kinley Ardal at May 07, 2018 03:22 PM (6JL3d)

Good verse. It astounds me that the left has such a primitive notion of ethics (ie. racial/generational guilt) and that the Old Testament has a far more sophisticated notion (individual guilt).

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 07, 2018 03:44 PM (/qEW2)

447 >>>>>>So.... have we talked about the FBI admitting in a
FOIA doc to having lost the original chain of custody for Felonia's
bathroom server, amd having to generate a new one? Five weeks, no
record. From its being taken to secure storage and another SA
retrieving it, somehow, they lost the chain of custody docs.



Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 07, 2018 03:39 PM
.
.
.If true, that means they did not have the actual server to examine. What they most likely had was something provided to them by the hillary team, which I can guarantee with 99.999% confidence rate was not the server that she was actually using.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 07, 2018 03:45 PM (+Dllb)

448 418 384 My Dad is a retired senior enlisted Air Force guy. He and the buddies he keeps contact with see McCain as a former POW who refused to take an early exit until the guys captured before him were released.

That's something to respect, about the only thing in his life. And that's all I have to say on the topic, not knowing exactly what else went on.
__________________________________

That was real easy for McCain to do, not taking the early exit! ! Bastard was given very decent treatment as a result of his perfidy (Hanoi Songbird---so named by fellow POWs) and his family history!

And at his "end" he was delivering some really bad sh*t to enemies of the US: Makes Benedict Arnold look like a Boy Scout in comparison.

Posted by: Old Codger
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OC, I've never heard that. Linkage/source please..

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at May 07, 2018 03:45 PM (a3tan)

449 Having Trump and Melania at Billy Graham's funeral was nice.

Posted by: m at May 07, 2018 03:45 PM (0bRDi)

450 444. Trump Effect, confirmation # Take Yer Pick.

Seems anyone who comes at him ends up wrecked.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 07, 2018 03:46 PM (fA1SL)

451 John McCain has announced that he will soon assume room temperature in an effort to resolve the economic crisis enveloping the country.

Posted by: VA MKZ at May 07, 2018 03:46 PM (tkZ2O)

452 But to fix it requires states to negate those contracts and greatly diminish retirement benefits of people who are already retired. People who are the most reliable voting bloc in the state, and reliably Democrat.

That's simply not going to happen. Ever.
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No not as long as the feds keep giving them money to pay it and or the taxpayers vote to increase taxes to pay it, and/or the bond buyers loan them money to pay it. Bankruptcy, on the other hand, can have startling effects.

Posted by: Simplemind at May 07, 2018 03:47 PM (PMzMr)

453 for no particular reason, i'm going to go listen to "Dead Flowers" now...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 07, 2018 03:47 PM (AURKQ)

454 the ego on that guy... has mccain commissioned the national symphony and national choir [?] to perform a john williams composition - the apotheosis of john mccain - as he is borne into the ether?

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 07, 2018 03:47 PM (Pg+x7)

455 Probably not a popular sentiment here, but I do feel sorta sorry for Meghan McCain....

Posted by: kraken at May 07, 2018 03:47 PM (zSVEm)

456 430 And, Diogenes, if you're still on the site, give your wife pull out shelving (a la rev-a-shelf) in all of her cupboards for an anniversary gift.

Posted by: kathysaysso at May 07, 2018 03:41 PM


OK...HaHa. I get it. This is really a joke by ace isn't it?
I had to google rev-a-shelf. Looks good but wayyyyy too much work.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 07, 2018 03:48 PM (0tfLf)

457 But the next crash I expect to come from states and the unbelievably messed up retirement benefits that are ballooning constantly.

________

That is definitely a real upcoming problem and is already here in many states.

My guess is most of it will be something like retirees get 50 cents on the dollar, which is still a gold plated retirement package nobody in the private sector gets anymore. Some of these people are getting six figure for the rest of heir lives.


It will be interesting to see what states bail them out, you'd be amazed how many Republicans worship at the altar of law enforcement and will want to bail out police officers.

Posted by: Maritime at May 07, 2018 03:48 PM (lKmt3)

458 The Keating Three will soon be the Keating two.

In memory of Senator Donald Cranston and Senator John Glenn.

Like them McCain will be corrupt to the bitter end, and he will be bitter to the corrupt end.

Soon we will be able to collectively say, "Well.....bye."

Posted by: Minuteman at May 07, 2018 03:48 PM (5WfVC)

459 455 Probably not a popular sentiment here, but I do feel sorta sorry for Meghan McCain....
Posted by: kraken

Me too. she should probably post some nudie pics

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 07, 2018 03:48 PM (FZYNt)

460 443 131 ... sacking of Rome,

how bad could it have been? the plastic bag hadn't been invented yet.
Posted by: Anachronda at May 07, 2018 03:44 PM (sGtp+)


And California hadn't even banned them yet.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 07, 2018 03:48 PM (oYp/M)

461 giving retirees pay equal to their last salary... forever"

Indeed. Friend of mine is retired cop.

Makes more today than any time in his first 20 years.

Will turn 60 next year...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 07, 2018 03:48 PM (7LY+6)

462 I cried watching Reagan's funeral, I'll break my TV by pissing on it for McCain's funeral.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 07, 2018 03:49 PM (6Ll1u)

463 Its not as bad as it got in 2007, but we're headed in that direction. But the next crash I expect to come from states and the unbelievably messed up retirement benefits that are ballooning constantly.

Not mutually exclusive. One can trigger another. We're tapdancing on a stage made of unexploded bombs and expecting we can do so forever.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at May 07, 2018 03:49 PM (AM1GF)

464 ... with bush and obama saluting through their tears as the nation halts and mourns the passing of the great beloved leader.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 07, 2018 03:49 PM (Pg+x7)

465
I LOVED Palin during the 2008 election, it was some of the decisions she made afterward that I didn't care for, like quitting as Governor. I know she had her reasons and she was badly mistreated by both the media and GOP, but some people can handle the big leagues and some can't.

My understanding is that the Reds used lawfare to accuse her of 14 ethics violations, against which she had to defend herself out of her own pocket (by state law), the cost for which came to be ca. $500,000. And that's why she quit.

Incidentally, none of the 14 alleged ethics violations was borne out in fact.
___________________________

The Democrats used the very ethics law she signed into law as governor to hound her out of office. Her family was being broken by the legal bills, because their was no mechanism to allow her to fund her defense, or be reimbursed by Alaska for her defense.

I blame her and her Alaska coalition for passing a defective bill that allowed the Pain haters to drive her out of office.

Any Proposed Law should be viewed with the thought, "Would I trust this POWER to an Enemy."

Posted by: rd at May 07, 2018 03:49 PM (4dz1m)

466 >>> 435
I'm trying to think of someone below the POTUS level who qualifies as "beloved" on the national stage. Hard to come up with anyone. Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 07, 2018 03:42 PM (0jtPF)

Steve Scalise?

Posted by: m at May 07, 2018 03:49 PM (0bRDi)

467 464 ... with bush and obama saluting through their tears as the nation halts and mourns the passing of the great beloved leader.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 07, 2018 03:49 PM (Pg+x7)


Soros is mort?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 07, 2018 03:50 PM (oYp/M)

468 Illinois State retirees are guaranteed a 3% yearly increase in their retirement benefits... by law...

Posted by: kraken at May 07, 2018 03:50 PM (zSVEm)

469 Tumor/McMuffin 2020!

Posted by: Roland THTG at May 07, 2018 03:51 PM (xBSm0)

470 461 giving retirees pay equal to their last salary... forever"

Indeed. Friend of mine is retired cop.

Makes more today than any time in his first 20 years.

Will turn 60 next year...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 07, 2018 03:48 PM (7LY+6)
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Got a cop friend with same situation. However, he retired at 45. Got himself a second government job which I'm sure will pay him a second pension.

Posted by: WisRich at May 07, 2018 03:51 PM (G0vdT)

471 439---Bob Dole?
Posted by: JoeF. at May 07, 2018 03:43 PM (7uYFy)
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NO. I do think he became somewhat lovable after he retired from politics, but not before.

Teddy Kennedy crossed my mind but I'm not convinced the moon-bats really loved HIM so much as the Kennedy Mystique combined with the Designated Leftist role he played.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 07, 2018 03:52 PM (0jtPF)

472 But to fix it requires states to negate those
contracts and greatly diminish retirement benefits of people who are
already retired. People who are the most reliable voting bloc in the
state, and reliably Democrat.


That's simply not going to happen. Ever.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2018 03:43 PM (39g3+)

You forget another option: inflating all the unpayable debts away. A $100k/yr pension CAN be paid if they've printed enough fiat such that a loaf of bread costs $10k.

The unfortunate side-effect of that will also be wiping out the value of everyone else's assets and self-funded retirements.

It's coming. Might take 10 years, might take 20 years. There simply is no other option. I can certainly see a stock market crash before 2020 though if they can't get Trump any other way. The market is so historically overvalued right now it's funny. NONE of the valuations make any rational sense. The numbers on balance sheets all over are total fiction and have been for years now.


Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 07, 2018 03:52 PM (UBzPO)

473 Invite or disinvite people to your own funeral.

I can't think of an example of it happening before.

Posted by: davidt at May 07, 2018 03:52 PM (djCea)

474 He won't be missed.

During a speech at the Columbia Rotary Club, Senator Lindsey Graham recalled telling the Chinese ambassador that President Donald Trump is crazy.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/05/lindsey-graham-to-chinese-ambassador-trump-is-crazy/

Posted by: Under Fire at May 07, 2018 03:52 PM (r9UYA)

475 Always the seriously weird health shit with Grandma Wobbles.
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 07, 2018 03:36 PM (3dsTO)


Yikes. She should give a commencement speech at Notre Dame seeing as how she's mutated into Quasimodo Clinton.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 07, 2018 03:52 PM (/qEW2)

476 It was the best of times, it was the worse of times, and at the Hellfire Club, it was a real moment for the country.

Posted by: Cuck Tapper at May 07, 2018 03:53 PM (2Mnv1)

477 Illinois State retirees are guaranteed a 3% yearly increase in their retirement benefits... by law...
Posted by: kraken

_________

I think it's even worse than that, aren't their benefits are actually enshrined in the Illinois Constitution?

The last time state tried to pass pension reforms, the state supreme court tossed them out and said the constitution supersedes it.

Posted by: Maritime at May 07, 2018 03:53 PM (lKmt3)

478 Any Proposed Law should be viewed with the thought, "Would I trust this POWER to an Enemy."

Yup. The Dems in particular have a blind spot about this, which is why they reacted so badly to PDT winning election.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 07, 2018 03:53 PM (ZGrMX)

479 By the way, Teen Vogue has taken the lead in the "2018 dumbest article" race with this new whopper:

"Trauma From Slavery Can Actually Be Passed Down Through Your Genes"

"You can get PTSD from your ancestors"

no link because I'm not going to throw them clicks. But its real.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2018 03:53 PM (39g3+)

480 I could feel sorry for Meghan, loss of a parent is hard even if that person is the biggest thorn in the side of the country.

Posted by: Skip at May 07, 2018 03:53 PM (aC6Sd)

481 Of course, HBO is there for McCain's last thoughts and journey.

Quite frankly, who's going to watch this wretched piece of propaganda shit other than immediate family?

Hi my name's John. Bye John.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at May 07, 2018 03:53 PM (bB4HN)

482 This came up in the last thread . . . sorta.

It maybe fits in this thread . . . sorta.

https://youtu.be/Uu5hzc2Mei4

(Some may consider it to be in questionable taste.)

Posted by: filbert at May 07, 2018 03:53 PM (953wK)

483 Isn't that sort of the whole point of "America"?

Our leaders are not meant to be "beloved". They're meant to be disposable.

"Beloved"-ing (beloving?) is for monarchs and dictators. And is typically compulsory.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 07, 2018 03:54 PM (AURKQ)

484 During a speech at the Columbia Rotary Club, Senator Lindsey Graham recalled telling the Chinese ambassador that President Donald Trump is crazy.
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Did anyone tell the Chinese ambassador that Sen. Lindsey Graham just might like to suck a cock now and then?

Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 07, 2018 03:54 PM (vg8iE)

485 davidt: "Invite or disinvite people to your own funeral.

I can't think of an example of it happening before."


McCain releases his inner Anna Wintour.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at May 07, 2018 03:54 PM (H8S+R)

486 she's mutated into Quasimodo Clinton.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 07, 2018 03:52 PM (/qEW2)

???

Wasn't Quasimodo a sympathetic character?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 07, 2018 03:54 PM (Lg2h/)

487 It will be interesting to see what states bail them out, you'd be amazed how many Republicans worship at the altar of law enforcement and will want to bail out police officers.
__________________

Maybe they don't want to risk getting the Donald Trump treatment?

It doesn't really work, but they think if they try to fly under the radar, and support the right causes, they will get immunity. That doesn't even work for a loyal Democrat Apparatchik like Stuart Smiley Franken.

Posted by: rd at May 07, 2018 03:55 PM (4dz1m)

488 Yikes. She should give a commencement speech at Notre Dame seeing as how she's mutated into Quasimodo Clinton.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 07, 2018 03:52 PM (/qEW2)

keynote: Sanctuary cities.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 07, 2018 03:55 PM (AURKQ)

489 480 I could feel sorry for Meghan, loss of a parent is hard even if that person is the biggest thorn in the side of the country.
Posted by: Skip at May 07, 2018 03:53 PM (aC6Sd)

She seems like she's all growed up and her own person. But, yes.

Posted by: m at May 07, 2018 03:55 PM (0bRDi)

490 By the way, Teen Vogue has taken the lead in the "2018 dumbest article" race with this new whopper:

"Trauma From Slavery Can Actually Be Passed Down Through Your Genes"

"You can get PTSD from your ancestors"

no link because I'm not going to throw them clicks. But its real.
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Gee, and I thought the Ripley clone in Alien: Resurrection having memories via the genetic crossing was a bridge too far....

Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 07, 2018 03:55 PM (vg8iE)

491 Yup. The Dems in particular have a blind spot about this, which is why they reacted so badly to PDT winning election.
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To be fair, they never thought a non uniparty candidate would ever win again. When the only two choices are uniparty there isn't much risk. Who thought Trump will likely elbow his way past, what, 12 primary challengers on the republican side?

Posted by: Simplemind at May 07, 2018 03:55 PM (6AhMo)

492 Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 07, 2018 03:52 PM (UBzPO)

Most of the Dow companies have a significant cash reserve. That will stem a catastrophic collapse .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 07, 2018 03:56 PM (IdMiN)

493 50 I am sure Trump will be the gentleman to McStain's small mindedness.
Posted by: Archer at May 07, 2018 02:50 PM (gbWkA)

This is exactly correct. Trump actually knows how to behave, he just doesn't want to most of the time. McCain musta been dropped on his head as a child.

Posted by: Jake from State Farm at May 07, 2018 03:56 PM (Jj+59)

494 474 Miss Lindsey will be next

Posted by: Skip at May 07, 2018 03:56 PM (aC6Sd)

495 479: My fellow jews and I still commemorate our release from slavery on Passover...waaaaay longer than the African Americans. The "we were slaves" still seems to resonate with many.

Posted by: CN at May 07, 2018 03:56 PM (5gaNQ)

496 The Dems in particular have a blind spot about this, which is why they reacted so badly to PDT winning election.

A lot of folks in the GOP have the same problem with not thinking through policy decisions or approaches to things that frustrate them. WE NEED TO USE THEIR TACTICS AGAINST THEM! sometimes, but not always. Sometimes that just makes matters much, much worse.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2018 03:56 PM (39g3+)

497
Did anyone tell the Chinese ambassador that Sen. Lindsey Graham just might like to suck a cock now and then?

Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 07, 2018 03:54 PM (vg8iE)


Graham was sucking the ambassadors cock when he told him Trump was crazy

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 07, 2018 03:57 PM (10vO4)

498 I blame her and her Alaska coalition for passing a defective bill that allowed the Pain haters to drive her out of office.

Any Proposed Law should be viewed with the thought, "Would I trust this POWER to an Enemy."
Posted by: rd at May 07, 2018 03:49 PM (4dz1m)


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Aren't there anti-SLAPP laws that could have been invoked for this purpose? Doesn't seem like something that should be impacted by the law you state.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 07, 2018 03:57 PM (/qEW2)

499 466---Steve Scalise?
Posted by: m at May 07, 2018 03:49 PM (0bRDi)
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No way. Very few people even know who he is.

Gabby Giffords OTOH --- well, I don't think the Left loves HER. She's just a prop with no personality at all.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 07, 2018 03:57 PM (0jtPF)

500 Late to the party here...

If Jon Mccane is worried about who will be invited and who will not be invited to his funeral, then maybe Jon Mckane is focusing more of his mental energy on being a mean girl in this world than is good for his soul.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 07, 2018 03:57 PM (9chmE)

501 500

Posted by: m at May 07, 2018 03:57 PM (0bRDi)

502 The last time state tried to pass pension reforms,
the state supreme court tossed them out and said the constitution
supersedes it.
Posted by: Maritime at May 07, 2018 03:53 PM (lKmt3)

Illinois is bad California has them beat. CalPERS would've probably already imploded if the Trump market boom hadn't happened. They need over 7% YOY yield on their market investments just to break even.

And don't think for a second they won't be going to the Fed Gov't for a bailout. They'll likely get it to. That's part of the game the politicians are playing.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 07, 2018 03:57 PM (UBzPO)

503 bye

Posted by: m at May 07, 2018 03:57 PM (0bRDi)

504 http://bit.ly/2K1BF8i
++++++
New York Magazine: Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Finally Gets Her Own Ethics Scandal

Posted by: JoshBarroquette at May 07, 2018 03:57 PM (y3aQB)

505 My fellow jews and I still commemorate our release from slavery on Passover...waaaaay longer than the African Americans. The "we were slaves" still seems to resonate with many.
Posted by: CN at May 07, 2018 03:56 PM (5gaNQ)


But you're not still hounding Egyptians to give you "reparations," are you?

Posted by: filbert at May 07, 2018 03:57 PM (953wK)

506 The 2 "candidates" we threw up against Fredo were mcshit and romney...Jesus and we're suprised wew lost? LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 07, 2018 03:57 PM (Lg2h/)

507 Do Presidents normally go to Senator's funerals?

Posted by: eleven at May 07, 2018 03:58 PM (+lOpA)

508 505: Wow, I never thought of that! I'll pass this on to Rabbi Sharpton!

Posted by: CN at May 07, 2018 03:58 PM (5gaNQ)

509 My fellow jews and I still commemorate our release from slavery on Passover...waaaaay longer than the African Americans.

In theory at last, that's supposed to be a celebration of God's great salvation of His people, though, not a grudge fest against Egyptians.

Gee, and I thought the Ripley clone in Alien: Resurrection having memories via the genetic crossing was a bridge too far

The entire Dune saga is based on that concept though. You accept it as a reader, because its basically fantasy, but its a silly idea.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2018 03:59 PM (39g3+)

510 308 Expect a Wellstone Memorial Part Deux. "

Part Deuce...


we're gonna need a different set of russian hookers

Posted by: Anachronda at May 07, 2018 03:59 PM (v3pYe)

511 During a speech at the Columbia Rotary Club, Senator Lindsey Graham recalled telling the Chinese ambassador that President Donald Trump is crazy.
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Did anyone tell the Chinese ambassador that Sen. Lindsey Graham just might like to suck a cock now and then?
Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 07, 2018 03:54 PM (

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So, Now that the Chinese Ambassador, the Chinese Leader Xi, and the Chinese Intelligence Agencies have met and analyzed President Donald Trump, who do you think the Chinese are classifying as "CRAZY?"

"That Rindsey Glaham, He Clazy Man!"

Posted by: rd at May 07, 2018 03:59 PM (4dz1m)

512 I just hope when my time comes, I have better things to do in my last days than bitterly plot how to snub people at my funeral.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 07, 2018 04:00 PM (O7MnT)

513 Wow, I never thought of that! I'll pass this on to Rabbi Sharpton!
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don't forget about the genetically inherited PTSD

Posted by: Simplemind at May 07, 2018 04:00 PM (OjuEr)

514 509: In theory

Posted by: CN at May 07, 2018 04:00 PM (5gaNQ)

515 The 2 "candidates" we threw up against Fredo were mcshit and romney...Jesus and we're suprised wew lost? LOL

And for all that, Romney came close. O's victory in 2012 was inside the margin of fraud.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 07, 2018 04:00 PM (ZGrMX)

516 The 2 "candidates" we threw up against Fredo were mcshit and romney...Jesus and we're suprised wew lost? LOL
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 07, 2018 03:57 PM (Lg2h/)


The "we" in question being, primarily, the GOPe.

And they wonder why we (a different "we") hold them in such low esteem.

Posted by: filbert at May 07, 2018 04:01 PM (953wK)

517 509

The entire Dune saga is based on that concept though. You accept it as a reader, because its basically fantasy, but its a silly idea.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2018 03:59 PM (39g3+)

You could have just condensed "Dune" as Silly... ( runs away)..

Posted by: kraken at May 07, 2018 04:01 PM (zSVEm)

518 513: I'll be sure to pass it on. It will validate many feelz

Posted by: CN at May 07, 2018 04:01 PM (5gaNQ)

519 Is mcshit's first wife coming to his funeral? Ya know the one who waited for him when he was a POW? The one he dumped for the beer baroness?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 07, 2018 04:01 PM (Lg2h/)

520 >>> By the way, Teen Vogue has taken the lead in the "2018 dumbest article" race with this new whopper: "Trauma From Slavery Can Actually Be Passed Down Through Your Genes"
"You can get PTSD from your ancestors"
no link because I'm not going to throw them clicks. But its real.Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2018 03:53 PM (39g3+)

Dang, Our Betters in media are REALLY angry about Kanye's comments, if they are churning out stuff like that to try and refute his slavery comment. (Which is more about mental slavery than physical, but whatevs.)

Trauma passed down thru genes, to justify never bettering your life I suppose. Candace Owen's Victor vs Victim theory in practice.

Posted by: LizLem at May 07, 2018 04:01 PM (hvf9s)

521 you still shitting the bed juan? good. linger and drool.

Posted by: x at May 07, 2018 04:01 PM (nFwvY)

522 The last time state tried to pass pension reforms, the state supreme court tossed them out and said the constitution supersedes it.

Oregon managed it a decade or so ago, trimming the public employees contract because it was killing the state. It was outrageously generous, basically full benefits as an employee until you die. But there's still a huge debt building up and looming over the state. And as people age, they cost more and more.

Basically the SEIU took advantage of really stupid people in office during the boom years of the 1990s to think that would always be the economic conditions forever.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2018 04:01 PM (39g3+)

523 But you're not still hounding Egyptians to give you "reparations," are you?"

40 pyramids and a camel...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 07, 2018 04:01 PM (7LY+6)

524 I predict Juan is spending his last days writing speeches for Miss Lindsay, Obama, Meggie Mac and Flake to deliver, all shitting on Der Trumpmeister. I also predict this will have no effect on any Trump voters.

Posted by: Jake from State Farm at May 07, 2018 04:02 PM (Jj+59)

525 By the way, Teen Vogue has taken the lead in the "2018 dumbest article" race with this new whopper:



"Trauma From Slavery Can Actually Be Passed Down Through Your Genes"



"You can get PTSD from your ancestors"



no link because I'm not going to throw them clicks. But its real.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2018 03:53 PM (39g3+)


Sure. Why not. We live in the age of anti-science, so let's just make up whatever feelz good, find some jerkwad celebrity "science" people to claim it's true, and there you go.

The new religion.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 07, 2018 04:02 PM (9chmE)

526 Is there a list somewhere where one can sign up to be disinvited from McCain's funeral, because that sounds like something I could brag about.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 07, 2018 04:02 PM (7ZVPa)

527
And for all that, Romney came close. O's victory in 2012 was inside the margin of fraud.
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He didn't really win, except on TV, where it counted.

Posted by: Simplemind at May 07, 2018 04:02 PM (OS3Nk)

528 What....you guys aren't down with the Washington Generals business model?

Posted by: GOP at May 07, 2018 04:02 PM (+lOpA)

529 Teen Vogue.... with added Gravitas....

Posted by: kraken at May 07, 2018 04:02 PM (zSVEm)

530 WTF? McConnell and his ping pong ball trick wife. Brazen with the corruption.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 07, 2018 04:03 PM (89T5c)

531 I think it's even worse than that, aren't their benefits are actually enshrined in the Illinois Constitution?

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That is literally true. And IL SC had to deny a reform law because it had to be changed by constitution.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 07, 2018 04:03 PM (MIKMs)

532 And as people age, they cost more and more. "

We solved that...

Posted by: The NHS at May 07, 2018 04:03 PM (7LY+6)

533 >>>You could have just condensed "Dune" as Silly... ( runs away).

I knew you were going to say that.

Posted by: Muad dib at May 07, 2018 04:03 PM (djCea)

534 It still kills me that the Chinese dicktaster, is named ELEVEN in roman numerals.

Posted by: SUG at May 07, 2018 04:03 PM (9mrl2)

535 I fully expect clowns at this funeral, besides Nancy Pelosi.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 07, 2018 04:03 PM (4lR8S)

536 @477

Im pretty sure most states have public education and pensions enshrined in their constitutions, which makes it virtually impossible to reform either.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 07, 2018 04:03 PM (UfMVm)

537 525 By the way, Teen Vogue has taken the lead in the "2018 dumbest article" race with this new whopper:



"Trauma From Slavery Can Actually Be Passed Down Through Your Genes"



"You can get PTSD from your ancestors"



no link because I'm not going to throw them clicks. But its real.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2018 03:53 PM (39g3+)

Maybe it was a typo - supposed to read "You can get STDs from your ancestors"

Posted by: USS Kearsarge at May 07, 2018 04:04 PM (7HtZB)

538 In other news, Major (Ret) Neyun Van Tran, former Air Defense officer of the Peoples Democratic Republic of Viet Nam has announced he will attend the funeral. Accompanying him will be his life long comrade, J. Fonda.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 07, 2018 04:04 PM (0tfLf)

539 Probably end up willowed, but I thought I'd put something out here akin to Fenelon's feel good posts:

Boynton Beach Police take special needs kids to the prom:

https://tinyurl.com/y9cz5d55


Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 07, 2018 04:04 PM (jxbfJ)

540 You forget another option: inflating all the unpayable debts away. A $100k/yr pension CAN be paid if they've printed enough fiat such that a loaf of bread costs $10k.

Still another option (for states, at least): tax state pensions, especially for those pensioners who move away to low-tax states.

I look for California to do just this as the impending fiscal crisis comes to a head.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 07, 2018 04:04 PM (oYp/M)

541 you still shitting the bed juan? good. linger and drool"

May you live forever...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 07, 2018 04:04 PM (7LY+6)

542 With Romney's financial expertise and credentials /resume ,I really think he could have beaten Obama in 2008. The economy was the #1 issue.

Shoulda, coulda , woulda.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 07, 2018 04:04 PM (IdMiN)

543 When the people of Illinois are forced to travel on horseback, because no roads, the retirees will still get paid...

Posted by: kraken at May 07, 2018 04:04 PM (zSVEm)

544 Illinois is bad California has them beat. CalPERS would've probably already imploded if the Trump market boom hadn't happened. They need over 7% YOY yield on their market investments just to break even.

And don't think for a second they won't be going to the Fed Gov't for a bailout. They'll likely get it to. That's part of the game the politicians are playing.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans

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The thing is, it can decades for this to really come to a head. Even California has dialed back its promised rate of return to buy itself time.

My guess is a few states like California and Illinois it will be be here within the next 5 years, but most of the country it could take decades.

But that alone will not collapse the economy and it won;t happen all at once. Basically state workers will have a more modest retirement than they were promised. But it will still be way better than most Americans 401k.

Posted by: Maritime at May 07, 2018 04:04 PM (lKmt3)

545 I just hope when my time comes, I have better things to do in my last days than bitterly plot how to snub people at my funeral.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 07, 2018 04:00 PM (O7MnT)


Which is why I'm holding out the possibility Mccain's carcass isn't saying or doing any of this, it's his handlers. Because most people on their deathbeds AREN'T still trying to get even. It's lost its meaning by that point.


For most people, at least. This guy, I just don't know.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 07, 2018 04:05 PM (9chmE)

546 Im pretty sure most states have public education and pensions enshrined in their constitutions, which makes it virtually impossible to reform either.
Posted by: Kreplach at May 07, 2018 04:03 PM (UfMVm)


You'd think but what got enshrined can get deshrined when things get enough.

Once again California (and maybe IL) will lead the way. When the shit hits the fan, whom do you pay - the people who are doing the job now, or the people who USED to do the job?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 07, 2018 04:06 PM (oYp/M)

547 Wait, I thought James "Show me your hands now!" Comey was Thunderlips, The Ultimate Male (yet to come out of the closet or out from behind the curtain) -- or was he Jesus Christ, Superstar and Son of God? I'm having trouble keeping up ...

Posted by: ShainS at May 07, 2018 04:06 PM (RRw7W)

548 The entire Dune saga is based on that concept though. You accept it as a reader, because its basically fantasy, but its a silly idea.
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What's it called - the flat worm experiment? Where they teach a worm to crawl through a maze. Then grind it up and feed it to other worms and they can navigate the same maze first try. Not the same thing exactly, but Dune, worms and connection. . .

Posted by: Simplemind at May 07, 2018 04:06 PM (hhfF0)

549 Even California has dialed back its promised rate of return to buy itself time. "

And cut state expenses. Anyone else drive around central CA lately? Yikes.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 07, 2018 04:07 PM (7LY+6)

550 McCain is getting minimal love on FB. A few dems think his BS is heroic but most are saying "go away"

Posted by: CN at May 07, 2018 04:07 PM (5gaNQ)

551 By the way, Teen Vogue has taken the lead in the "2018 dumbest article" race with this new whopper:

"Trauma From Slavery Can Actually Be Passed Down Through Your Genes"

...

hmm. some would say the trauma of past slavery lives on through the name "slavic peoples" and through our chronic alcoholism and slavic demeanors

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at May 07, 2018 04:07 PM (sB8d1)

552 N00d Charlie Rose lesbian fantasy.

Posted by: buzzion at May 07, 2018 04:08 PM (lKs2v)

553 nood

Posted by: GOP at May 07, 2018 04:08 PM (+lOpA)

554 548 The entire Dune saga is based on that concept though. You accept it as a reader, because its basically fantasy, but its a silly idea.
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What's it called - the flat worm experiment? Where they teach a worm to crawl through a maze. Then grind it up and feed it to other worms and they can navigate the same maze first try. Not the same thing exactly, but Dune, worms and connection. . .
Posted by: Simplemind at May 07, 2018 04:06 PM (hhfF0)

So... if we grind up Neal DeGrasse Tyson, and feed him to Bill Nye...

Posted by: kraken at May 07, 2018 04:08 PM (zSVEm)

555 Illinois is bad California has them beat. CalPERS would've probably already imploded if the Trump market boom hadn't happened. They need over 7% YOY yield on their market investments just to break even.

CalPERS is my personal bete noire. They consistently assume unrealistically high rates of return, and then claim that the pension fund is OVER-funded, so the Democrat Party can help itself to the difference.

Now all CalPERS has to do is get 20% annual returns on its green, minority- and women-owned investments, and everything will work out fine, just fine.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 07, 2018 04:09 PM (oYp/M)

556 Posted by: buzzion at May 07, 2018 04:08 PM (lKs2v)

Boom!!!

Posted by: rd at May 07, 2018 04:09 PM (4dz1m)

557 404 Don't forget that McCain has a book coming out. Maybe this is all to create a "buzz" about his book.
Posted by: WisRich at May 07, 2018 03:35 PM (G0vdT)

Inside the dust jacket will be a little folded up parachute.
__________________________

And a CD of McCain's previously suppressed recordings he did for the Hanoi commies!

Posted by: Old Codger at May 07, 2018 04:09 PM (HvZln)

558 So... if we grind up Neal DeGrasse Tyson, and feed him to Bill Nye...
Posted by: kraken at May 07, 2018 04:08 PM (zSVEm)


We'll get a plump nitwit.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 07, 2018 04:09 PM (oYp/M)

559 479 By the way, Teen Vogue has taken the lead in the "2018 dumbest article" race with this new whopper:

"Trauma From Slavery Can Actually Be Passed Down Through Your Genes"

"You can get PTSD from your ancestors"

no link because I'm not going to throw them clicks. But its real.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2018 03:53 PM (39g3+)



That's the silliest thing I've ever heard.

Posted by: Trofim Lysenko at May 07, 2018 04:09 PM (xjiRE)

560 Nood Charlie Rose lesbian fantasy.
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Wow. That is thoroughly un appealing.

Posted by: Simplemind at May 07, 2018 04:09 PM (a7La8)

561 When the shit hits the fan, whom do you pay - the people who are doing the job now, or the people who USED to do the job?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

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It will be funny watching the blue on blue violence.

Good luck convincing a 25 year old teacher they have to split their salary for their entire career with someone who retired 40 years ago so they can keep their benefits.

Posted by: Maritime at May 07, 2018 04:10 PM (lKmt3)

562 j fonda going to appear at his funeral?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 07, 2018 04:10 PM (Lg2h/)

563 Anyone else drive around central CA lately? Yikes.

Honestly pretty much all of California has spots that look like a demilitarized zone in terms of road conditions and graffiti all over everything and so on. You sort of expect that in Compton or Inglewood, but you also see it in Palo Alto and Mountain View, some of the richest parts of Silicon Valley.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 07, 2018 04:10 PM (ZGrMX)

564 Hillary Clinton: I Gave Some Thought To Moving Abroad After Trump Won

Weasel Zippers

Bullshit

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 07, 2018 04:11 PM (Lg2h/)

565 Its amazing the stretches Leftists will do to get themselves into a pretzel

Posted by: Skip at May 07, 2018 04:11 PM (aC6Sd)

566
"Trauma From Slavery Can Actually Be Passed Down Through Your Genes"


Lysenkoism FTW!

Posted by: Hellfire's Coming to Breakfast at Tiffany's, by Jake Tappakeggaday at May 07, 2018 04:11 PM (pNxlR)

567 So... if we grind up Neal DeGrasse Tyson, and feed him to Bill Nye...
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we'll make Bill Nye even dumber.

Posted by: Simplemind at May 07, 2018 04:12 PM (OjuEr)

568 Stupid is hereditary.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 07, 2018 04:12 PM (RuIsu)

569 Dog bites man?

No.

Dog licks self.

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at May 07, 2018 04:12 PM (xcAaF)

570 564 Hillary Clinton: I Gave Some Thought To Moving Abroad After Trump Won

Weasel Zippers

Bullshit
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 07, 2018 04:11 PM (Lg2h/)



Where was she going to move this broad to?

Posted by: buzzion at May 07, 2018 04:12 PM (lKs2v)

571 I finally gave up on Jake Tapper on Twitter and unsub from his feed. No point in blocking him.

Posted by: BigFire at May 07, 2018 04:12 PM (PzKK9)

572 Hillary Clinton: I Gave Some Thought To Moving Abroad After Trump Won

The bollard gave some thought to tripping a broad after Trump won.

Of course, the bollard had already done that.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 07, 2018 04:13 PM (oYp/M)

573 Hillary Clinton: I Gave Some Thought To Moving Abroad After Trump Won
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Oh no. Totally legit. Remember after Matt Lauer interviewed her a little too hard she threw a fit screaming if that fascist Trump wins we'll all be swinging from nooses.

Her problem is that there aren't many livable countries that don't have extradition to the US.

Posted by: Simplemind at May 07, 2018 04:14 PM (IXY1i)

574 564 Hillary Clinton: I Gave Some Thought To Moving Abroad After Trump Won

Weasel Zippers

Bullshit
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 07, 2018 04:11 PM (Lg2h/)
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How else was she going to avoid the indictments.

Posted by: WisRich at May 07, 2018 04:16 PM (G0vdT)

575 "Moving abroad"

"... Alexa, can you give me a list of nations cross-referenced for liquor store density per-capita and current extradition treaty status?"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 07, 2018 04:16 PM (AURKQ)

576 Trauma passed down thru genes, to justify never bettering your life I suppose.

They're trying to pave the way for reparations. Which not coincidentally are going back in the Dems' playbook, it's been whispered.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 07, 2018 04:18 PM (3dsTO)

577 573 Hillary Clinton: I Gave Some Thought To Moving Abroad After Trump Won
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Oh no. Totally legit. Remember after Matt Lauer interviewed her a little too hard she threw a fit screaming if that fascist Trump wins we'll all be swinging from nooses.

Her problem is that there aren't many livable countries that don't have extradition to the US.
Posted by: Simplemind at May 07, 2018 04:14 PM (IXY1i)

Maybe she and Roman Polanksi can hangout together.

Posted by: WisRich at May 07, 2018 04:19 PM (G0vdT)

578 564 Hillary Clinton: I Gave Some Thought To Moving Abroad After Trump Won

aka She carried Huma over the threshold.


Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 07, 2018 04:20 PM (3dsTO)

579 Hillary's Medical Team were quite adept at moving a broad . . . into the medical van, like an old rug.

Posted by: Broad, as in Hillary's Backside at May 07, 2018 04:24 PM (EATOD)

580 I want to form a new troop of CisBoy,SissyBoy,&SisterOfaBoy Scouts of America.

Posted by: Sir Hoes-sis at May 07, 2018 04:25 PM (qRWya)

581 My guess is a few states like California and
Illinois it will be be here within the next 5 years, but most of the
country it could take decades.



But that alone will not collapse the economy and it won;t happen all
at once. Basically state workers will have a more modest retirement
than they were promised. But it will still be way better than most
Americans 401k.
Posted by: Maritime at May 07, 2018 04:04 PM (lKmt3)

Disagree about the states. Once one fails it will cause a cascade, much like the failure of one too-big-to-fail bank did in 2008.

There's no way the politicians are going to claw back pensions that have already been given. They may make changes to those signing up going forward but they will not change existing pensions. Bankruptcy might but currently there is no mechanism for states to declare bankruptcy. Either way taxpayers will pay.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 07, 2018 04:26 PM (UBzPO)

582 I was just looking at a 'McCain 2000' $10,000 contribution pin Fred Thomson gave me in a bar in Durham N.H. in 1999 . It was Fred Thompson's and he wanted me have it. I worked for the McCain camp for nineteen months between three states from 1999 to 2000 and again in 2008. It was a hell of ride in 2000. All those Bush/2000 yard placards that ended up at the dump in N.H.. My dumb ass got fooled by the maverick . As someone said above I have more sorrow than anger now.

Posted by: sherpa_K2 at May 07, 2018 04:32 PM (H/viJ)

583 We beloved McCain so much we didn't elect him president.

And if McCain were an actual hero he would have resigned the moment he was diagnosed with brain cancer. The fact he clings to his job, when there are lots of other people willing and able to do it, reflects poorly on the man. Thinking you are indispensable is one of McCain's faults.

Posted by: Dean Wormer at May 07, 2018 04:33 PM (fftfA)

584 Obviously trying for more fake prizes for fake news and analysis.

Dude --- 1. You're only an American hero if most people agree. And most don't agree that everyone who was ever captured in war (with shady stories about it, at that) is an automatic hero. Could be just unlucky.

2. No, it does not "say something" if the person is a petty, little man who has never met a globalist or leftist he won't kiss up to, while never supporting anyone remotely connected to ordinary Americans, like the Freedom Caucus. That means it is PERSONAL and not a statement about the other person at all (just a statement about the one doing the gratuitous slapping in public. Crude.)

3, If he were ever considered an American hero, the fact that he wants the most destructive, anti-American prez ever to speak at his funeral takes any of that away.

So save your silly opinions for your friends.

Posted by: two cents at May 07, 2018 04:38 PM (ITUSm)

585 "I've never even thought about having a list of people I wanted to dis-invite from my funeral."

I know, right? Who fucking cares who comes to my funeral? I sure won't. Invite whoever you want. or don't invite them. Or shoot my dead body out of a cannon. Who gives a crap?

I mean it takes a real asshole to think of this, say it, and a double super asshole to admire McCain over it.

Posted by: Dean Wormer at May 07, 2018 04:38 PM (fftfA)

586 Now President Trump need not send a representative of the administration to the festivities.

Posted by: Wit's End at May 07, 2018 04:52 PM (ROYpB)

587 All targeting became more accurate after McCain was captured. Check the numbers.

Posted by: goon at May 07, 2018 04:57 PM (PEcU2)

588 "force McCain to go down on Rosie O before he croaks"
Posted by: Rick in SK at May 07, 2018 02:45 PM (FZYNt)

I agree. Getting sucked into a bottomless vortex would expedite the process of his passing. Or, in McStain's case, failing.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 07, 2018 04:58 PM (9BLnV)

589 "an American hero, somebody who is beloved in many, many ways"

Funny, he wasn't characterized that way at all in 2007-8.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at May 07, 2018 04:59 PM (rznWS)

590 Her problem is that there aren't many livable countries that don't have extradition to the US.
Posted by: Simplemind at May 07, 2018 04:14 PM (IXY1i)

Maybe she and Roman Polanksi can hangout together.
Posted by: WisRich at May 07, 2018 04:19 PM (G0vdT)

Do you think Polanski would ever again be able to obtain an erection around 12 year-olds once he'd seen Cankles naked?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 07, 2018 05:01 PM (9BLnV)

591 If these American tumors aren't working fast enough, we may need to bring in some immigrant tumors to get the job done.

Posted by: Make Katy Perry Stop Murdering Nuns! at May 07, 2018 05:13 PM (5KACt)

592 Fxxxing McStain. Thanks to Sarah Palin, and despite the best efforts of Schmidt for Brains, he was even with Obama and trending up when he decided to give up and go hide in his Washington Office.

Screw him. He came back alive. Many of my friends did not.

Posted by: Queequeg the Harpooner at May 07, 2018 05:14 PM (9X60i)

593 It's a good thing to be deprived of McCain in 2000 and 2008. He liked being in a rebel position, even if it was a bad position.

He'd pass gun control and other progressive positions just to think that someone would vote for him, and "prove" to himself he's a rebel. He seemed to be bad at nearly everything he tried.

Posted by: Ernst Blofeld at May 07, 2018 06:04 PM (gqWCa)

594 Oh boy.

I did an actual spit-take when I read the headline.
And I never do that.

Wut an imbessal; Wut a maroon!

Posted by: oldowan at May 07, 2018 06:26 PM (In3KF)

595 where an American hero, somebody who is beloved in many, many ways

Ummm, sorta. He was considered a hero for surviving the Hanoi Hilton. So were all the other folks who did. So, admittedly he has more going toward that than Kerry does.

But, heroism shouldn't be a static, permanent thing. His assholery since he leveraged his status into a political gig has worn his hero patina right off.

So, no, not really.

Posted by: GWB at May 07, 2018 06:28 PM (v9IJn)

596 Thanks for the out, loser!

Posted by: President Donald J Trump at May 07, 2018 06:59 PM (4bjXi)

597 As I've said in the past.

John thank you for your service.

Unfortunately you are now nothing but a disservice, and I won't be sorry for your departure, or the liberal you spawned to poison the well of young actual conservative republicans.

Posted by: Shenry in TU at May 07, 2018 07:10 PM (iSvgt)

598 Juan McShamnesty is the Hillary Clinton of the republican (with a small r) party. Full of bitterness for not getting 'his' run for president.

Good riddance to old garbage. Too bad the tumor didn't take him sooner. Meanwhile the republicans we could have used like Reagan died relatively young deaths, as the good guys usually do.

FUCK MCCAIN

Posted by: Shenry in TU at May 07, 2018 07:13 PM (iSvgt)

599 Jake tapper reinforces once again something that most of us know..that John McCain was a RINO and a bully, the bastard who asked his wife for a divorce when she was on her deathbed from a cancer diagnosis. But he needed the fresh nookie of a beer heiress.

Quel surpris!

Posted by: John McCain Who? at May 07, 2018 07:25 PM (HLTe8)

600 If I were Trump, at this point I'd consider it an honor that he isn't counted among McCain's 'Friends'.

I couldn't get out of McShamnesty's mailing list fast enough after he pulled the meeting with the 'dreamers'.

Old sack of krap couldn't leave fast enough.

Posted by: Shenry in TU at May 07, 2018 07:31 PM (iSvgt)

601 I think the real moment for the country is finally noticing that the people that they have been voting for have been conning them this whole time.

Posted by: Lost my cookies at May 07, 2018 08:00 PM (PNCUr)

602 I am genuinely surprised that inviting people to your own funeral is actually a thing.

I just assumed if someone wants to show up they will if they can make it. When that thief comes in the night then I will be with God and why would I care who to disinvite to a funeral?

It's like McCain just announced to the world that he doesn't believe in God and is an atheist at heart.

Posted by: doug at May 07, 2018 08:14 PM (89il5)

603 Tapper--prattling, prevaricating, pompous, pustulent little putz with delusions of grandeur. And that's on his best days.

As for McCain, if I were McCain, I'd worry about the people who show up at my grave. They are going to have to put an armed guard around it to stop the line of people lined up to pee on it.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at May 07, 2018 09:43 PM (Sda6L)

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