Unpopular President Rips Popular Governor For Giving Everyone Access to Previously Restricted Jobs

President Obama has decided to get involved in the 2016 race. I find it interesting that he's chosen to wade in by attacking Scott Walker and not Jeb Bush

I think we'll see a lot more of this as we get closer to the primary voting. The Democrats are going to do everything they can to ensure the next GOP candidate is someone who won't overturn most of Obama's "accomplishments". Aside from the Wall Street Class, Jeb Bush's biggest supporters outside the Republican party will be elected Democrats.

They're hedging their bets on the off chance that Mrs.Inevitable isn't so inevitable.

“Even as its governor claims victory over working Americans, I’d encourage him to try and score a victory for working Americans – by taking meaningful action to raise their wages and offer them the security of paid leave,” Obama said.

Actually, giving everyone access to jobs that were previously only available to union due paying members is a victory for workers. It's just not a victory for the workers who donate to the Democratic party (or whose union dues are donated to the Democratic party against their objections.)

Posted by: BenK at 08:15 AM




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1 First?

Posted by: Flyguy at March 10, 2015 08:21 AM (uq99t)

2 Hear hear Ben. Its almost like our president sees from a single side of the issue, but I've been told he's "bipartisan". /sarc

Posted by: Flyguy at March 10, 2015 08:22 AM (uq99t)

3 G'mornin, citizen hordelings !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at March 10, 2015 08:23 AM (Z8DIA)

4 What can you say, he must have read about it in the papers.

Posted by: t-bird at March 10, 2015 08:23 AM (FcR7P)

5 Mrs. Inevitavle

The Inevitavle's lived right down the street from me, growing up.

Mama Inevitavle made the best lasagna.



Posted by: Citizen X at March 10, 2015 08:27 AM (7ObY1)

6 Got an email from Walker yesterday announcing he had signed Right To Work bill.



I never in my wildest dreams ever thought MI or WI would be RTW states.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 08:27 AM (0FSuD)

7 I've been told he's "bipartisan"

There's his Socialist side and his Marxist side...

Posted by: t-bird at March 10, 2015 08:27 AM (FcR7P)

8 I do wonder how much effect this law will have once the unions break out their tire irons though.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) and his daughter at March 10, 2015 08:27 AM (HDwDg)

9 Who cares what Jugears has to say? Primary voters are base of R party or should be.

Posted by: Carol at March 10, 2015 08:28 AM (sj3Ax)

10 Does Scott Walker use e-mail, or does he just carve his proclamations on spare skulls and heave them down the mountain?

Posted by: Citizen X at March 10, 2015 08:28 AM (7ObY1)

11 Wait...so Governor Walker made it illegal to join a Union?

Wow, no wonder Obama's pissed.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 10, 2015 08:28 AM (hzrlb)

12 Calling union members "Working Americans" seems to be more inaccurate than I think the President intended.

In my opinion.

Posted by: @JohnTant at March 10, 2015 08:28 AM (eytER)

13 Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) and his daughter at March 10, 2015 08:27 AM (HDwDg)

Yeah. All those teachers swing a mean stick.

Posted by: Golfman - We Have No Hill at March 10, 2015 08:29 AM (iVjJr)

14 So the Governor of Wisconsin has control over the entire American economy.

Who knew?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2015 08:29 AM (659DL)

15 They always go after the candidate they most fear...

Posted by: bjjfiter at March 10, 2015 08:29 AM (8z3Pa)

16 Oh boy another 1,000 rounds of M855 are on the way and our new Cablias opens tomorrow.


Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 08:29 AM (0FSuD)

17
>>>to ensure the next GOP candidate is someone who won't overturn most of Obama's "accomplishments".

I'm kinda like "that's nice, but break the backs of the oligarchs first" you know, like Soros and etc. They're the ones killing us, partly by setting up guys like Obama but mostly through financial means. They'll do the Weimar bit and run away untouched at this rate.

Posted by: Bigby's Pseudopod at March 10, 2015 08:30 AM (3ZtZW)

18 Also a nice paid leave strawman there.

Posted by: Golfman - We Have No Hill at March 10, 2015 08:30 AM (iVjJr)

19 Hopefully people will realize that criticism from Barky is a badge of honor.

Posted by: joncelli at March 10, 2015 08:30 AM (RD7QR)

20 This is also the week that President Funnyface dooms Kentucky in the NCAA March Madness tournament.

Posted by: Fritz at March 10, 2015 08:31 AM (UzPAd)

21 "Now that you've enacted a little free market labor reform I'd like to see you enact some socialist labor reform".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 10, 2015 08:31 AM (JtwS4)

22 "and our new Cablias opens tomorrow."

Be there when the doors open.

This explains why Cabelas has not had a lot of online 22lr recently.

They strip the warehouse shelves, and bring it all into the next Grand Opening.

The Delaware store opening started with over 700 bricks.
They sold out in the first two hours.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 10, 2015 08:32 AM (hzrlb)

23 Walker has reached the point where he needs to stand up a rapid response team.

So when you have crap like this, Obama snidely saying Walker has to take action to raise worker wages, there's a furious and immediate and loud pushback which points out, for instance, Obama's own crummy record on worker wages.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 10, 2015 08:32 AM (noWW6)

24
Yeah. All those teachers swing a mean stick.

Posted by: Golfman - We Have No Hill at March 10, 2015 08:29 AM (iVjJr)







350 lb butterballs aren't what I'd call "intimidating".

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 10, 2015 08:32 AM (ynQIy)

25 I've been told he's "bipartisan"



I think they meant "bi-polar" or maybe just "bi".

Posted by: rickb223 at March 10, 2015 08:33 AM (kW1lr)

26 The Democrats are going to do everything they can to ensure the next GOP candidate is someone who they an beat with the proverbial limp noodle"

There, FIFY.

Posted by: anon a mouse at March 10, 2015 08:33 AM (/jpU8)

27 If the next President is a Republican, he or she won't do anything to overturn any of Obama's EO's.

At this point, this shouldn't even be a question.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 10, 2015 08:33 AM (lG2E3)

28 Giving direct access to confiscating money from your paycheck is a Democrat sacrament.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 10, 2015 08:33 AM (MMC8r)

29 This is also the week that President Funnyface dooms Kentucky in the NCAA March Madness tournament.

A 16 seed has never beaten a 1.

Until now.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2015 08:33 AM (659DL)

30 We haven't said Obama is dumb about politics have we? It makes sense to attack Walker over Bush III.

Posted by: Draki at March 10, 2015 08:34 AM (0eidE)

31 taking meaningful action to raise their wages

Good point, Obama. Secure the borders...

Posted by: t-bird at March 10, 2015 08:34 AM (FcR7P)

32 I thought Walker was a squish. Well then.

Posted by: JJ Stone at March 10, 2015 08:34 AM (5M7UL)

33 CLINTON 2016: Put Some Ice On That, America

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 10, 2015 08:35 AM (MMC8r)

34 Obama should just STFU.

Remember, Barky, Walker does need a footstool for his Throne of Skulls.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at March 10, 2015 08:35 AM (wtvvX)

35 Posted by: Golfman - We Have No Hill at March 10, 2015 08:29 AM (iVjJr

Honestly I don't think the shell of the SEIU and AFL-CIO care much about the teacher's unions being broke.

But they may care about this. I'm not in WI, but if something similar happened here, I'd imagine a huge union push back. Consider that the grocers here that aren't either Aldi or TJ are union, and a crap ton of employees hate that.

And that's just one set of shitty jobs.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) and his daughter at March 10, 2015 08:36 AM (HDwDg)

36 I do wonder how much effect this law will have once the unions break out their tire irons though.

Ah, that's why the legislature passed CCW first you see.

Posted by: GMan at March 10, 2015 08:36 AM (sxq57)

37 350 lb butterballs aren't what I'd call "intimidating".

This, in many ways, is the story of...

the Washignton redskins offensive line.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2015 08:36 AM (659DL)

38 Did he say this right after vetoing Keystone?

Posted by: t-bird at March 10, 2015 08:37 AM (FcR7P)

39 Gawd, Obama is such a dick.

So...will Walker eventually be adding his skull to his throne? He does have a way of getting his enemies to hoist themselves on their own petard.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 10, 2015 08:38 AM (bdqzU)

40 Seems to me the problem of unemployment could be solved if we just had more jobs.

Posted by: Neil deGrasse Tyson at March 10, 2015 08:38 AM (1BQGO)

41 Honestly I don't think the shell of the SEIU and AFL-CIO care much about the teacher's unions being broke.

But they may care about this. I'm not in WI...


I'm in WI (actually, the belly of the beast, Madison), and yeah, they were upset, but they kind of ran out of steam towards the end.

The assembly even had to stop the public meetings on this because of credible threats to the building they were in (lovely folks, those union members).

Posted by: GMan at March 10, 2015 08:38 AM (sxq57)

42 So when you have crap like this, Obama snidely saying Walker has to take
action to raise worker wages, there's a furious and immediate and loud
pushback which points out, for instance, Obama's own crummy record on
worker wages.

--

This x1000. Maybe...just maybe...the rapid responses to President A-hole's lies will penetrate ever so slowly into the brain of one or two LIVs. Rapid responses to any Dem lie, for that matter, are an art form glaringly absent from most of the GOPe.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 10, 2015 08:39 AM (OAsSu)

43 "Aside from the Wall Street Class, Jeb Bush's biggest supporters outside the Republican party will be elected Democrats."

The Bush family have been the greatest gift the Democratic Party could ever hope for, though try finding a Democrat who will admit to it.

Compare and contrast. Before the Bush presidencies, there was the Reagan presidency.

During the Reagan presidency, the percentage of the electorate self-identifying as Republican rose strongly. Reagan left with higher popularity numbers than when he arrived. Reagan was succeeded by a Republican.

During both of the presidencies of Bush 41 and Bush 43, the percentage of the electorate self-identifying as Republican fell sharply. Both Bushes left office with far lower popularity numbers than when they arrived. Both Bushes were succeeded by Democrats. Not only that, both Bushes were succeeded by Democrats who remained for two full terms.

You can see why Democrats aren't too displeased at the thought of a Jeb! trifecta for the Bush family.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 10, 2015 08:41 AM (noWW6)

44 Morning all.

Fuck Fredo

Wake up America

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 10, 2015 08:41 AM (rDqRv)

45 That whole argument by the Left about killing the Unions is a bunch of crap.

If workers have a choice, and chose not to join a Union, it would be because they perceive that the Union does not offer a fair value to the non- Union employee.

If non-Union employees start to get shafted by Employers to the point that Union membership has benefits which offset the cost of membership, they rejoin the Union.

This in turn re-strengthens the Union, allowing negotiating power to swing in favor of the Union member.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 10, 2015 08:41 AM (hzrlb)

46 I love that the attack was oh oh Walker claims to be anti-union and pro-worker but he's not pushing right to work which was then followed instantly by omg how dare he sign right to work legislation!

Funny how that works.

*clears throat*

Ahem. New podcast going up at 9:45 a.m. in which BC tells vicious lies about me, we discuss Hillary! actually breaking a glass ceiling and we get into a fight about manatees.

Posted by: alexthechick - Whinging in the rain at March 10, 2015 08:42 AM (mf5HN)

47 #43 Good reasoning. I don't see Jeb doing well. I think lots of voters are thoroughly bored with Clintons and Bushes.

Posted by: Draki at March 10, 2015 08:42 AM (0eidE)

48 Clinton 201_: What Missing Number?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2015 08:43 AM (659DL)

49
If you are going to put someone to work it needs to be a union job so the donks can get their share!

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at March 10, 2015 08:43 AM (9mWut)

50 #46 Manatees?! What'd they do now?

Posted by: Draki at March 10, 2015 08:43 AM (0eidE)

51


Why ... would he attack Jeb Bush?

Posted by: Paladin at March 10, 2015 08:44 AM (ycm4Q)

52 #49 And that's a reason why cutting DHS/govt funding is a good idea.

Posted by: Draki at March 10, 2015 08:44 AM (0eidE)

53 "and our new Cablias opens tomorrow."

Do you happen to know if the Cablias ever have dinner with the Inevitavles?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 10, 2015 08:44 AM (xq1UY)

54 This is also the week that President Funnyface dooms Kentucky in the NCAA March Madness tournament.

A 16 seed has never beaten a 1.

Until now.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2015 08:33 AM (659DL)



*wheeze* *wheeze* *wheeze*

It's funny because it will probably be true!

Posted by: alexthechick - Whinging in the rain at March 10, 2015 08:44 AM (mf5HN)

55 we get into a fight about manatees

IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME!!!!!

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2015 08:45 AM (659DL)

56 How dare employees have the choice as to whether the contribute to a union or not!!1!

Posted by: Teh Left Usual Argument!!1! at March 10, 2015 08:45 AM (0Ew3K)

57 My moonbat sister In Wisconsin is in a state of absolute panic over Walker lately (or I should say, even greater state of panic than usual) and is seriously contemplating leaving because Walker has destroyed her once proudly progressive Wisconsin. I don't think Walker has even been that active lately in major issues compared to other years so I take this as a sign the prog propaganda outlets she gets her news from are cranking up the heat. They are seriously worried about him and hate him as much they hated Palin.

Posted by: George Orwell de Leon at March 10, 2015 08:45 AM (1BQGO)

58
>>>So when you have crap like this, Obama snidely saying Walker has to take
action to raise worker wages,

To be followed by outrageous, illegal investigations by the DOJ probly.

Posted by: Bigby's Pseudopod at March 10, 2015 08:46 AM (3ZtZW)

59 BC tells vicious lies about me

No high chair needed

we get into a fight about manatees

Manatees win

Posted by: wrg500 at March 10, 2015 08:46 AM (C278+)

60 Manatees?! What'd they do now?
Posted by: Draki at March 10, 2015 08:43 AM (0eidE)



BC denied their awesomeness. Since he is Wrong.

Posted by: alexthechick - Whinging in the rain at March 10, 2015 08:46 AM (mf5HN)

61 proudly progressive Wisconsin

You misspelled "on the road to ruin".

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2015 08:47 AM (659DL)

62
and we get into a fight about manatees

Darn. I was hoping you'd get into a fight with manatees.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 10, 2015 08:47 AM (JtwS4)

63 Obama sucks cock in Hell.

In nicer news, this trailer for Tomorrowland shows a movie that is happy horseshit with a side of Clooney, but I'll be there for sure with my little girl on May 22 when it opens:

http://tinyurl.com/Awesome-Tomorrowland-Trailer

Posted by: Sharkman at March 10, 2015 08:48 AM (72D6h)

64 In this rule of Obama, you are lucky to have a job. It's not like he has ever cared about employment in this country.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at March 10, 2015 08:49 AM (9mWut)

65
>>>Do you happen to know if the Cablias ever have dinner with the Inevitavles?

The Cablias were the old couple in the little pink house surrounded by marigolds on Delaware

Posted by: Bigby's Pseudopod at March 10, 2015 08:49 AM (3ZtZW)

66 BC denied their awesomeness. Since he is Wrong.


On an awesomeness scale I'd give manatees a 3.8.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 10, 2015 08:49 AM (C278+)

67 I was hoping you'd get into a fight with manatees.

Manatees will cut a bitch. It's in that Star Trek episode where Spock and Uncle Jed shoot Sonny at the toll booth. Nimoy said it was his favorite.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2015 08:49 AM (659DL)

68 "They are seriously worried about him and hate him as much they hated Palin."


Walker will be OK as long as it's only democrats throwing the hate. If he can keep people like Ace and Charles Cooke from calling him an embarrassing, uneducated cheesebilly, he'll do fine.

Posted by: jwest at March 10, 2015 08:49 AM (9ZZd+)

69 This from the same asshole that wants to increase the H1B cap.

Posted by: Eisenhorn at March 10, 2015 08:49 AM (1li1B)

70 Programming notes about DCP are always welcome - the podcast fills that beginning of the week doldrums since all the other podcasts I listen to dump at the end of the week.

Hopefully the manatee fight includes Wendell the Manatee (but probably not!)

Posted by: Austin in TX at March 10, 2015 08:50 AM (lKVc4)

71 Althouse tends to stay on top of the Walker issues.

It's always funny to read the comments on the Walker threads.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 10, 2015 08:50 AM (hzrlb)

72 Leftist paradise starts fingerprinting grocery shoppers:

http://tinyurl.com/ktptgp6

Cute metaphor for Obamacare.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 10, 2015 08:50 AM (BZAd3)

73 White House Attacks GOP Senate Neocons Who Prefer War With Iran Instead Of Obamas Diplomacy

John Earnest moonlighting for the Ron Paul Foundation?

Weasel Zippers

It's also anti-semitic, but the dopes in the White House are either to stupid to know that or don't care and agree. I'm going with don't care and agree

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 10, 2015 08:51 AM (rDqRv)

74 Darn. I was hoping you'd get into a fight with manatees.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 10, 2015 08:47 AM (JtwS4)


I have been told that I am not allowed to ride them whilst wielding a trident.

*plots*

Oh this one is super long again.

Posted by: alexthechick - Whinging in the rain at March 10, 2015 08:51 AM (mf5HN)

75 Wendell

Names you don't see much any more.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2015 08:51 AM (659DL)

76 And just one more thought about the Bushes vs. Reagan and what that might mean for Walker.

Reagan unapologetically held high the banner of classical movement conservatism.

Poppy Bush apologetically cringed and talked nasally about "points of light" instead of movement conservatism.

Dubya Bush didn't cringe one bit. He vocally and rudely rejected movement conservatism.

Matt Latimer used to write speeches for Dubya. He relates having gone in to the then-President's office to review a draft speech for CPAC, to find an unhappy Bush. Bush wanted to know, what was this "movement" Latimer's draft repeatedly referred to?

Latimer said, well, uh, sir, that would be _the conservative movement_, the movement that gave rise to events like CPAC in the first place.

Dubya said, "Take all that out. There is no 'movement'," and he went on to say, "This may sound arrogant, but I redefined the Republican Party."

This exchange occurred in 2008. After Dubya's unpopularity had resulted in the epic electoral disaster of 2006, where the GOP suffered one of its worst losses in history, and just before the equally terrible disaster for the GOP of 2008, where Obama came to power.

Some "redefinition" of the party.

Walker could go a long long way by pointing out that the Bushes BY THEIR OWN LIGHTS are not conservatives or Reaganites, and never were. And proposing a restoration of movement conservatism. Bringing the Republican Party back from Bushism.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 10, 2015 08:51 AM (noWW6)

77
Cheesebilly?

Posted by: Bigby's Pseudopod at March 10, 2015 08:51 AM (3ZtZW)

78 Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2015 08:49 AM (659DL)

I assume you know who played the toll booth in that scene?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 10, 2015 08:51 AM (Zu3d9)

79 The SCOAMF is a PLG.

(Pissy little girl)

Who couldn't win an argument with a manatee.

Or about a manatee.

Or near a manatee.

Or...

Posted by: Mama AJ at March 10, 2015 08:52 AM (0xTsz)

80 On an awesomeness scale I'd give manatees a 3.8.
Posted by: wrg500 at March 10, 2015 08:49 AM (C278+)



BANNION! For to be attaching the flamethrowers before sending the Ravage, s'il vous plait.

Posted by: alexthechick - Whinging in the rain at March 10, 2015 08:52 AM (mf5HN)

81 Oh this one is super long again.

...
...
...
...

And the first giant, hanging curveball of the 2015 baseball season....

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2015 08:52 AM (659DL)

82 Start off the day reading that a grandmother killed her 9 month old grand-daughter with a circular saw because she wouldn't stop crying.

I can only see the day getting better.

*tears over at DU about right to work are a good start.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 10, 2015 08:53 AM (fWAjv)

83 Hey let me know when jug ears runs a budget surplus.

Dumb fuck.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 10, 2015 08:53 AM (iJMID)

84 Reposting from last thread's dead end, just because.

8 Times Obama Says He Was Way Out of the Loop
Sharyl Attkisson
http://bit.ly/1F6Agae

It's a remarkable irony: the same U.S. president whose administration has gone to great lengths to monitor journalists, whistleblowers and the public, claims to be oddly in the dark regarding basic information on some of his biggest controversies.

Here are eight instances in which President Obama said he heard it on the news--or way after-the-fact--just like ordinary Americans.

h/t: Moonbattery
http://bit.ly/1FF08In

Posted by: mindful webworker - since you asked at March 10, 2015 08:53 AM (oqhrS)

85
>>>Leftist paradise starts fingerprinting grocery shoppers:

WTF thats wide open for fraud! They should use little chips implanted in the forehead

Posted by: Bigby's Pseudopod at March 10, 2015 08:53 AM (3ZtZW)

86 Actually, giving everyone access to jobs that were previously only
available to union due paying members is a victory for workers.


BenK....bitch-slapping the Dems since 1951.

[he really is that old]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 10, 2015 08:54 AM (Zu3d9)

87 this one is super long again.

Posted by: alexthechick - Whinging in the rain at March 10, 2015 08:51 AM


huhuhuh uh huhuhuh uh huhuhuh...

Posted by: butthead at March 10, 2015 08:54 AM (tBSrv)

88 This would probably change electoral college numbers . . . trailer for San Andreas:

http://tinyurl.com/Cali-Slides-Into-The-Sea

Posted by: Sharkman at March 10, 2015 08:54 AM (72D6h)

89 Posted by: alexthechick - Whinging in the rain at March 10, 2015 08:52 AM (mf5HN)

AtC hard to get worked up about Sea COWS. Too dumb to get out of the way of motor boats.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 10, 2015 08:55 AM (C278+)

90 I stand in fear at the thought that some unqualified, non-union scab might be tasked with dragging my groceries across the scanner beep beep beep.

Millions could die.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 10, 2015 08:56 AM (MMC8r)

91
>>>Start off the day reading that a grandmother killed her 9 month old grand-daughter with a circular saw because she wouldn't stop crying.


Dear God thats awful

Posted by: Bigby's Pseudopod at March 10, 2015 08:57 AM (3ZtZW)

92 Fact: Manatees rape dolphins.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 10, 2015 08:57 AM (JtwS4)

93 Nixon was a prince compared to this jerk.

Posted by: Carol at March 10, 2015 08:57 AM (sj3Ax)

94
Whatever you think of him, Scott Walker is scaring the left shitless.

Barring something unforeseen in the next year or so, I think we have a shot at getting a good candidate.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 10, 2015 08:58 AM (CMkNk)

95 VIA, got an invitation to come the day before it opens, so I'll be there at 9:00 AM.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 08:59 AM (0FSuD)

96 Leftist paradise starts fingerprinting grocery shoppers:



http://tinyurl.com/ktptgp6



Cute metaphor for Obamacare.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 10, 2015 08:50 AM (BZAd3)

First you'll see 'em at Cabela's.

Posted by: Golfman - We Have No Hill at March 10, 2015 09:00 AM (iVjJr)

97

@94 - that doesn't necessarily mean Walker is that "good candidate," but between him Cruz and Jindal and perhaps some others, I think we got a shot at a good candidate and then doing some damage control.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 10, 2015 09:00 AM (CMkNk)

98 #47: I think lots of voters are thoroughly bored with Clintons and Bushes.


I can't think of anything that demonstrates how rotten our political system has become than seeing another Bush v. Clinton election. Think about this - except for Obama, every president since 1988 has been named either Clinton or Bush. That's twenty years, with at least another four if both of these ciphers run against each other.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at March 10, 2015 09:00 AM (PtTYB)

99 Is it safe to say that the Left is focusing a lot of attention on Walker?

Good.
It keeps their little brains occupied.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 10, 2015 09:00 AM (hzrlb)

100
Oh, you know what didn't happen to me?

I didn't get on my wife's nerves so she told me to go outside so I did and found a 6 lb. nugget of gold. That wasn't me, that was some bloke in Australia.

http://bit.ly/1aZuIDd

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 10, 2015 09:00 AM (JtwS4)

101 "Barring something unforeseen..."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 10, 2015 08:58 AM (CMkNk)

Um.....unforeseen?

It's called The Republican Party, and it is very, very visible.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 10, 2015 09:00 AM (Zu3d9)

102 >>For to be attaching the flamethrowers before sending the Ravage, s'il vous plait.

Speaking of nice, sweet women pushed TOO FAR...

I'm trying to get a video up on YouTube, but my phone is resisting...

The first 10 seconds are me speaking sweetly to our kitty, the day we brought her home.

Then she decides to head butt the carrier. It's a rather loud THUNK.

I then give a delicate, lady-like giggle, by which I mean I laugh my ass off. A belly laugh, one might say.

The kids keep playing the video over and over again.

Probably because it's soooo out of character for me, I'm sure.

Posted by: Mama AJ, who's totally nice except when not at March 10, 2015 09:02 AM (0xTsz)

103 " got an invitation to come the day before it opens, so I'll be there at 9:00 AM."

Day'um.

Have plenty of available cash/credit assets.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 10, 2015 09:02 AM (hzrlb)

104 Leftist paradise starts fingerprinting grocery shoppers:


WTF thats wide open for fraud! They should use little chips implanted in the forehead



Tattoos.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 10, 2015 09:02 AM (kW1lr)

105 Barring something unforeseen in the next year or so, I think we have a shot at getting a good candidate.

--

J.J., you can bet his high school record is being combed fraction by fraction in the event he cut a boy's hair. The attacks on Walker are going to be epic. Palin epic.

Oh, and Happy Birthday to Mrs. Sefton! And Vic...even though I think he's already hit the rocker.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 10, 2015 09:02 AM (OAsSu)

106 Besides 22LR, anything else you think I should scoop up?

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 09:02 AM (0FSuD)

107
>>>Is it safe to say that the Left is focusing a lot of attention on Walker?

Yeah/No. It's still pre-game in a lot of ways. I don't see a lot of concern over him at my remove, YMMV. He's more a curiousity than anything.

Posted by: Bigby's Pseudopod at March 10, 2015 09:02 AM (3ZtZW)

108 A short Scott Walker motivational speech around the 13 second mark: http://goo.gl/OJr9wj

Posted by: physics geek at March 10, 2015 09:02 AM (MT22W)

109 "Besides 22LR, anything else you think I should scoop up?"

How big a tractor trailer you taking?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 10, 2015 09:04 AM (hzrlb)

110 It seems like TFG read it in papers more than 8 times.

Posted by: Carol at March 10, 2015 09:04 AM (sj3Ax)

111 Seems to me the problem of unemployment could be solved if we just had more jobs.
Posted by: Neil deGrasse Tyson at March 10, 2015 08:38 AM (1BQGO)
______________________

That's why open borders are such a brilliant idea!

Millions more illegal aliens means we need to hire a lot more police, prosecutors, special ed teachers, Spanish-language interpreters, welfare administrators, etc.

It's a job-creating bonanza! You should be thanking me!

Posted by: Obama the Nation-Wrecking Idiot at March 10, 2015 09:04 AM (lmdHn)

112 I guess MSN junk filter is pretty good. I have to check it to make sure shit I am looking for doesn't wind up in junk.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 09:04 AM (0FSuD)

113
>>>Besides 22LR, anything else you think I should scoop up?

Get me a dozen donuts

Posted by: Bigby's Pseudopod at March 10, 2015 09:04 AM (3ZtZW)

114 Two humorous takes on Daylight Savings Time

Julie Borowski
http://youtu.be/lcl418GnmLc

John Oliver
http://youtu.be/br0NW9ufUUw

Posted by: mindful webworker - my clocks don't change! (do you have the right time?) at March 10, 2015 09:05 AM (oqhrS)

115 105 Barring something unforeseen in the next year or so, I think we have a shot at getting a good candidate.

--

J.J., you can bet his high school record is being combed fraction by fraction in the event he cut a boy's hair. The attacks on Walker are going to be epic. Palin epic.

Oh, and Happy Birthday to Mrs. Sefton! And Vic...even though I think he's already hit the rocker.
Posted by: Lady in Black at March 10, 2015 09:02 AM (OAsSu)



Thanks. And I somehow have faith that if we get a good candidate, he/she is going to be able to pull a Reagan and rise above the MFM. And Reagan was utterly trashed and did not have the benefit of the inter-webz and talk radio.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 10, 2015 09:05 AM (CMkNk)

116 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 10, 2015 09:06 AM (kff5f)

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

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 10, 2015 09:06 AM (kff5f)

118
AllenG. What it be!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 10, 2015 09:07 AM (CMkNk)

119 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 10, 2015 09:05 AM (CMkNk)

Walker has real issues....not the least of which is his support for Amnesty and his career politician cred.

But...I see him and Cruz as best able to repel the attacks from the Dem hit machine.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 10, 2015 09:07 AM (Zu3d9)

120 Barring something unforeseen in the next year or so

Yeah, what are the odds!

Posted by: The MFM at March 10, 2015 09:07 AM (FcR7P)

121 J. J. Sefton,
I'm hoping for the same!
I wonder if we are living in fantasy land?

Posted by: Carol at March 10, 2015 09:07 AM (sj3Ax)

122
But CBD is correct. The hardest battle will be defeating the GOP-e first and foremost.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 10, 2015 09:08 AM (CMkNk)

123 #104 I think the British had food ration cards in Malaysia when they were fighting an insurgency there...

Posted by: Draki at March 10, 2015 09:08 AM (0eidE)

124 121 J. J. Sefton,
I'm hoping for the same!
I wonder if we are living in fantasy land?
Posted by: Carol at March 10, 2015 09:07 AM (sj3Ax)


Some say that this place is fantasyland!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 10, 2015 09:08 AM (CMkNk)

125 Actually, giving everyone access to jobs that were previously only available to union due paying members is a victory for workers. It's just not a victory for the workers who donate to the Democratic party (or whose union dues are donated to the Democratic party against their objections.)
Posted by: BenK at 08:15 AM

See, this is what the response should be! Simple, cuts to the heart of the matter, and guaranteed to get TFG all wee-wee'd up. Where are the republican campaign managers with a set big enough to tell candidates to talk like this?

Posted by: Mainah at March 10, 2015 09:09 AM (659DL)

126 Nip Sip



Maybe a new gun safe, if they have some good deals.

To be honest, other then ordering online from them, Cabelas has not done much for me.

Once you get over the wow factor of just how big the store is, and the Cabelas "Experience", there just isn't a whole lot that I can't get for a cheaper price online elsewhere.
Don't get me wrong. I'll get ammo from them all day long when the price is right.


But we hit the Delaware store at least once every three weeks when Little VIA is practicing for paintball.
And have yet to not walk out empty handed, and puzzled as to why we went back in again, after each empty handed trip.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 10, 2015 09:09 AM (hzrlb)

127 Every time I have to read(let alone hear) the shit that comes out of Obama's stinking pie hole I hate him a little more.

Posted by: steevy at March 10, 2015 09:09 AM (KETbL)

128 Tis Alinsky all the time with Gaylord. Just look at how he accused Sen. Cotton and the others of colluding with the mullahs of Iran.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 10, 2015 09:09 AM (/0ujb)

129 J.J.
I'm not giving up hope until GOP primary is over!

Posted by: Carol at March 10, 2015 09:10 AM (sj3Ax)

130 Jeb Bush--every socialist's favorite Republican. Enuf said.

Posted by: General Mitch McTurtle at March 10, 2015 09:10 AM (hKyl0)

131 "Even as its governor claims victory over working Americans, I'd encourage him to try and score a victory for working Americans - by taking meaningful action to raise their wages and offer them the security of paid leave," Obama said.

In case this hasn't been said: f*ck him (yes- the asterisk is back... how long it lasts is anyone's guess).

You want meaningful action to raise wages? Get out of the way of job creators, so that there are more jobs per person (that is: increase the demand for labor).

You want them to have "the security of paid leave?" Leave employers alone, and pretty soon they'll have to compete for employees, instead of potential employees competing for jobs. Then you'll see everyone with paid leave time.

If I were Scott Walker, I would be mightily tempted to say, "Thank you, Mr. President, for your input. I will carefully consider all that you said. But first you will blow me."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 10, 2015 09:10 AM (kff5f)

132 113

>>>Besides 22LR, anything else you think I should scoop up?

Get me a dozen donuts

Posted by: Bigby's Pseudopod at March 10, 2015 09:04 AM (3ZtZW)

Glazed or Chocolate covered?

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 09:11 AM (0FSuD)

133 Geez a HS teacher died when his porch roof collapsed as he was leaving for work. Ice and snow - its a killer...

Posted by: Bigby's Pseudopod at March 10, 2015 09:11 AM (3ZtZW)

134 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 10, 2015 09:09 AM (hzrlb)

Have you checked Costco for gun safes? Their selection isn't great, but if they have something you want they usually have free delivery and installation, which is fantastic.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 10, 2015 09:12 AM (Zu3d9)

135 taking meaningful action to raise their wages

Rather ironic given King Putt's craptacular record on this very subject.

Posted by: DocJ at March 10, 2015 09:12 AM (zrsn3)

136 "I can't think of anything that demonstrates how rotten our political system has become than seeing another Bush v. Clinton election."

The immortal Iowahawk on Twitter:

"Zweemdorf Bush-Clinton-Bush-Mezvinsky announces 2436 presidential run against Clone Sample 17A.32c Kennedy-Obama-Weiner"

Posted by: torquewrench at March 10, 2015 09:12 AM (noWW6)

137 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 10, 2015 09:07 AM (CMkNk)

Depends on my mood. Usually it's just a general statement- along the lines of #WASTF.

Sometimes it refers to something specific. If you want, "it" can refer to Labor Unions, or the Labor Wing of the Democrat party in this case.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 10, 2015 09:12 AM (kff5f)

138 Geez a HS teacher died when his porch roof collapsed as he was leaving for work. Ice and snow - its a killer...

I have this argument every year with my wife. Winter kills more people who aren't just being stupid every year than summer does.

F Winter.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 10, 2015 09:13 AM (kff5f)

139 Empress - http://tinyurl.com/nlz5x5e

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 10, 2015 09:14 AM (/0ujb)

140 we get into a fight about manatees

IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME!!!!!
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2015 08:45 AM


Look at the discord you've sown here, AtC. Oh, the huge manatee...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 10, 2015 09:14 AM (h4vJk)

141 Have you checked Costco for gun safes? Their selection isn't great, but if they have something you want they usually have free delivery and installation, which is fantastic.



Or Academy? Got a Cannon thru them for a great deal.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 10, 2015 09:15 AM (kW1lr)

142 Have you checked Costco for gun safes? Their
selection isn't great, but if they have something you want they usually
have free delivery and installation, which is fantastic.




Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 10, 2015 09:12 AM (Zu3d9)

They have a bigger selection on line, check this.


http://tinyurl.com/lvq57gc

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 09:16 AM (0FSuD)

143 The immortal Iowahawk on Twitter:

"Zweemdorf Bush-Clinton-Bush-Mezvinsky announces 2436 presidential run against Clone Sample 17A.32c Kennedy-Obama-Weiner"
Posted by: torquewrench at March 10, 2015 09:12 AM


Begun, the Political Clone Wars Have...

Posted by: Yoda at March 10, 2015 09:16 AM (h4vJk)

144 Dick Tip's Gander Mountain adventure


http://tinyurl.com/pvxtu9q

(Language warning)

Hell, needed a laugh today.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 10, 2015 09:16 AM (fWAjv)

145 Rather ironic given King Putt's craptacular record on this very subject.

You don't count. Obama thinks "Inside The Belt", and his policies are paying off spectacularly.

Posted by: t-bird at March 10, 2015 09:16 AM (FcR7P)

146 The Republican primary season is designed to eliminate conservatives.

The power structure intends to defend Big Government, so open primaries, a thousand debates with dishonest moderators, Iowa leading off, etc. etc. etc.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 10, 2015 09:16 AM (MMC8r)

147 If you are going to sock Yoda, bookmark this image for future use

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/selection-du-weekend-130-top.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 10, 2015 09:17 AM (/0ujb)

148 "Have you checked Costco for gun safes?"

I haven't personally, as another safe is not at the top of the "Need to buy this now" list.

I was suggesting it to Nip Sip for consideration now that he has all this inbound ammo.

And our closest Costco is on the other side of town, making it not very convenient.
But.....right next to the Delaware Cabelas is ...tadaaa!
A Costco.
So, we might make the plunge for a membership.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 10, 2015 09:17 AM (hzrlb)

149 Tis Alinsky all the time with Gaylord. Just look at how he accused Sen. Cotton and the others of colluding with the mullahs of Iran.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 10, 2015 09:09 AM (/0ujb)


Oh, the irony!

Some "international law studen't posited these three cases as proof that an informal agreement of the SCoaMF and Iran were binding on all future adminiatrations and Congress:

http://tinyurl.com/ng8vtsf

http://tinyurl.com/p84qpxu

http://tinyurl.com/q5dggll

Please, some lawyer of the horse respond with righteous response!

Posted by: The Righteous Hat at March 10, 2015 09:17 AM (0Ew3K)

150 I have this argument every year with my wife. Winter kills more people who aren't just being stupid every year than summer does.



Outside is trying to kill you.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 10, 2015 09:17 AM (kW1lr)

151 taking meaningful action to raise their wages...


Perhaps if we elect him President he can, such as...

limit the unregulated supply of cheap labor coming over our borders.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at March 10, 2015 09:17 AM (cNpuB)

152 White House Attacks GOP Senate Neocons Who Prefer War With Iran Instead Of Obamas Diplomacy


who prefer War?
fgs, the WH really believes dithering around with Iran while they are Busily trying to get themselves nukes.

Does the WH srsly believe Iran is trustworthy?
Do they realize it will likely start an arms race in the M.E.?

Are they insinuating somehow Iran would make a better ally than Isrrael , Jordon sauds etc?

alex, tea.


Posted by: comrade willow at March 10, 2015 09:18 AM (nqBYe)

153 Walker looks a lot better than most potential candidates. Gawd only knows anyone would be better than Skankles the re-occurring pant suit nightmare and King dog eater. Still, anyone with an "evolving" stance on immigration

Posted by: 2L at March 10, 2015 09:19 AM (TaO1J)

154 If you are going to sock Yoda, bookmark this image for future use

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/selection-du-weekend-130-top.jpg
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 10, 2015 09:17 AM


Now that I like! Saved. Thanks!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 10, 2015 09:19 AM (h4vJk)

155 Does the WH srsly believe Iran is trustworthy?

Yes - Obama and his ideological fellow-morons believe it's the US that can't be trusted. Hence, transformative.

Posted by: DocJ at March 10, 2015 09:20 AM (zrsn3)

156 Please, some lawyer of the horse respond with righteous response!

I'm sure some lawyer can weigh in, but I believe SCOTUS has already ruled on numerous occasions that a) any "agreement" not ratified by the Senate has all the validity of a fart, and b) even some ratified treaties don't count, because the Senate cannot vote to give up United States sovereignty.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 10, 2015 09:20 AM (kff5f)

157
>>>Glazed or Chocolate covered?

Ya know, I know its unpopular but I've always been a plain donut fan. They're best when they're kinda rustic and a bit oily, by which I mean not machine made...

Posted by: Bigby's Pseudopod at March 10, 2015 09:21 AM (3ZtZW)

158 >>This x1000. Maybe...just maybe...the rapid responses to President
A-hole's lies will penetrate ever so slowly into the brain of one or two
LIVs.

What is Obama alsways saying - "Punching above your weight?"
Yeah, this.

And note that in this case, Obama slamming Walker is punching BELOW his weight. Hit a nerve - keep hitting it!




Posted by: Lizzy at March 10, 2015 09:21 AM (bdqzU)

159 @144

Good rant, the ear rings have to go.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 09:21 AM (0FSuD)

160 I think the Dem's are getting worried that Granny "Almost Septuagenarian" is a little scandal scarred and long in the tooth for this race.

Can you imagine the stuff that is going to come out close to the election cycle?

Payback's a bitch, ain't it? I can't wait for the day when all this crap Obama and Democrats put in place is turned on them.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 10, 2015 09:21 AM (GGCsk)

161 White House Attacks GOP Senate Neocons Who Prefer War With Iran Instead Of Obamas Diplomacy


who prefer War?


Note the phrasing there, willow. "prefer war with iran instead of Obama's diplomacy."

Count me in that group. I would much rather go to war with Iran than let TFG sit back while they go nuclear.

Question, legal beagles: if the US Congress declared war on Iran, how much latitude would a President constrained by the Constitution (we all know this one doesn't see himself thus) have to *not* fight it?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 10, 2015 09:22 AM (kff5f)

162 Well, Obama has created more part-time, low-paying jobs than anyone in recent memory.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 10, 2015 09:23 AM (GGCsk)

163 DocJ one wonders if Obama's gift to the world will be known as when the world blew up and everyone applauded and sang His praises.
Or when the seas receded and hope and change

oh nevermind, It's all so frustrating.

Posted by: comrade willow at March 10, 2015 09:23 AM (nqBYe)

164 Another bit of irony that burns with Gaylord's wide stance in regards to Sen. Cotton's letter?

Look at how he has ignored that little agreement President Bill Clinton had with Ukraine.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 10, 2015 09:24 AM (/0ujb)

165 Rather ironic given King Putt's craptacular record on this very subject.
Posted by: DocJ
-------------------

Don't worry, the media will point out the obvious hypocrisy. Oh..., wait.

As an aside, a quote from Moliere. Keep Mr. Obama in mind as you read it:

"It is no longer shameful to be a dissembler. Hypocrisy is now a fashionable vice, and all fashionable vices pass for virtues. The part of a God-fearing man is the best possible role to play nowadays, and to our present society, the hypocrite's profession has extraordinary advantages. It's an art whose dishonesty always goes unchallenged. Even if the whole world sees through the imposture, no one dares denounce it. All the other vices of mankind are subject to censure, and anyone is free to upbraid them roundly. But hypocrisy is a privileged vice, which knows how to silence every tongue and enjoy a perfect impunity. The hypocrite by means of pious pretenses, attaches himself to the company of the devout, and anyone who assails him is set upon by a great phalanx of the godly - wherein those who act sincerely, and have a true religious fervor, are always the dupes of the others. The true believers are easily hoodwinked by the false, and blindly second those who ape their piety. - Jean Baptiste Poquelin, called Molière

(Don Juan, Act V, Sc. 2)



Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 10, 2015 09:24 AM (l1zOH)

166 To be honest, other then ordering online from them, Cabelas has not done much for me. Once you get over the wow factor of just how big the store is, and the Cabelas "Experience", there just isn't a whole lot that I can't get for a cheaper price online elsewhere. Don't get me wrong. I'll get ammo from them all day long when the price is right. But we hit the Delaware store at least once every three weeks when Little VIA is practicing for paintball. And have yet to not walk out empty handed, and puzzled as to why we went back in again, after each empty handed trip.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice
Yeah, I've gone to the same store, and have had the same experience, though the discount land of misfit stuff in the back has yielded some results.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 10, 2015 09:24 AM (b7GF2)

167 Well Obozo, I'd like to see you apologize for the damage you've done to working Americans and anybody who's not a Wall Street Fat Cat.

It might not hurt to apologize to us for all the taxpayer money you've blown out the exhaust of Air Force One and Air Force Two whilst hauling yourself, Mooch and her entourage and the family dog on 38 vacations in just 6 years.

Of course you are, and always will be a SCOAMF.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at March 10, 2015 09:24 AM (wdHk6)

168 Didn't SanFran Nan make a trip over to Syria to suck-up to Assad right after she ascended to the speakership in 2007 - in a direct swipe at Dubya? I seem to recall seeing pictures of her parading around in that ridiculous head covering, she being oh, so, Catholic and whatnot.

Posted by: DocJ at March 10, 2015 09:25 AM (zrsn3)

169 Allen He builds His strawman, while forcing the possibility by HIS actions.

Posted by: comrade willow at March 10, 2015 09:25 AM (nqBYe)

170 Obama is the single biggest creator not just of part-time low-paying jobs, but also of straight-up despair in unemployment. For him to complain is like a disease complaining about the cure.

Posted by: MTF, Bring On The Art. 5 Convention! at March 10, 2015 09:26 AM (LISuA)

171 Every time jugears opens his mouth, Walker should say, "I believe in the opposite, and here's why...."

Posted by: goatexchange at March 10, 2015 09:26 AM (C+vOU)

172 " though the discount land of misfit stuff in the back has yielded some results."

Yes, we are no strangers to that little alcove ourselves.

And, if you drive all the way up from Baltimore, the bathrooms are really nice.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 10, 2015 09:26 AM (hzrlb)

173 #144

I can't listen at work so I turned on the closed captioning. Which turned out to be nonsensical yet utterly hilarious.

Whoever did the closed captioning gets an E for effort and a B for entertainment value.

Posted by: Citizen X at March 10, 2015 09:27 AM (7ObY1)

174 "offer them the security of paid leave"? If you take leave you SHOULD NOT receive money for not being at work. Your employer is paying you for your time and effort, if they are not getting time or effort you should not get paid.

Of course the government is happy paying lots of cash for minimal time and effort by government employees.

Posted by: Deathknyte at March 10, 2015 09:27 AM (nixC/)

175 It would be so awesome if New Mexico managed to pass it. They're trying to get the Democrat-controlled Senate on board.

Also, NM House just passed pain-capable late term abortion ban.

Posted by: Y-not at March 10, 2015 09:28 AM (9BRsg)

176 DocJ,
Yes, Nancy went to Syria despite Bush objections.

Posted by: Carol at March 10, 2015 09:28 AM (sj3Ax)

177 Citizen X, they hired the South African guy for the close-captioning?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 10, 2015 09:28 AM (/0ujb)

178 DocJ well that's just showing solidarity with. ok not america but who doesn't like peace at all cost?
ok it does not work but it sure helps rouse the troops .

Posted by: comrade willow at March 10, 2015 09:29 AM (nqBYe)

179 So the Governor of Wisconsin has control over the entire American economy.



Who knew?

posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2015 08:29 AM (659DL)


Well. We better put Walker in office cop-chop before he gets all prissy and butt-hurt and starts using his power to damage the economy and the military readiness of the United States in revenge for being ignored and slighted and siht.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 10, 2015 09:29 AM (t//F+)

180 What do they call that when they stretch their earlobes out like an some savage tribesman?Gauging?Girl in the supermarket yesterday with earlobes stretched out enough to hold a shot glass.

Posted by: steevy at March 10, 2015 09:30 AM (KETbL)

181 "Girl in the supermarket yesterday with earlobes stretched out enough to hold a shot glass."


Wonder what her student loan burden is.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 10, 2015 09:31 AM (hzrlb)

182 What do they call that when they stretch their earlobes out like an some savage tribesman?Gauging?Girl in the supermarket yesterday with earlobes stretched out enough to hold a shot glass.
Posted by: steevy

It's like tattoos. It creates two industries; one to put 'em on, and another to undo the damage and bad decision making. My wife watched the tattoo shows constantly, and there's one now where they fix tattoos gone wrong.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 10, 2015 09:31 AM (b7GF2)

183 anyway i thought TFG ran on No Drama !

My stomach is constantly in knots waiting for the next and the next and the

show to drop.

Posted by: comrade willow at March 10, 2015 09:32 AM (nqBYe)

184 GOP Senators send letter to Iran, This shit is getting real. Obviously Obama is selling out Israel.



Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 09:32 AM (0FSuD)

185 Julia really exists?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 10, 2015 09:32 AM (/0ujb)

186 181 Bunch of tats too,and that was on just the visible skin.Some people are going to have some great regrets in the future.

Posted by: steevy at March 10, 2015 09:32 AM (KETbL)

187 or shoe.

Posted by: comrade willow at March 10, 2015 09:32 AM (nqBYe)

188 "offer them the security of paid leave"? If you take leave you SHOULD NOT receive money for not being at work. Your employer is paying you for your time and effort, if they are not getting time or effort you should not get paid.

Meh. Paid Time Off is a perk like health insurance, or a transit pass, or any number of other emoluments offered to an employee.

If a given employer wishes to offer PTO as a benefit, that should be up to them. If a given employer does *not* want to offer PTO as a benefit, that should be up to them, too.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 10, 2015 09:33 AM (kff5f)

189 "Every time jugears opens his mouth, Walker should say, 'I believe in the opposite, and here's why....'"

And Walker (or any other GOP aspirant) has to say that _fast_, before the lightning headline cycle makes the response "old news".

What got Clinton elected in 1992 was not merely Bush fatigue or Ross Perot. The campaign's managers did come up with some innovations, among which was rapid response.

When Bush attacked Clinton, Clinton's team had fresh hot replies up and out on the news wires in minutes.

Whereas when Clinton attacked Bush, Bush's team sat around and pondered and procrastinated and researched and focus-grouped and came up with eventual replies two or three days later, by which time no one cared what they had to say any longer.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 10, 2015 09:33 AM (noWW6)

190 Half of the Gauge craze has got to be for the shock value.

Now if we could just redirect those efforts.

"Hey, wanna piss off your parents? Get a job, and vote conservative"

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 10, 2015 09:33 AM (hzrlb)

191 185
Julia really exists?


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 10, 2015 09:32 AM (/0ujb)

Yes, she's Mary of VT's daughter.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 09:33 AM (0FSuD)

192 If a given employer wishes to offer PTO as a benefit, that should be up to them. If a given employer does *not* want to offer PTO as a benefit, that should be up to them, too.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 10, 2015 09:33 AM (kff5f)

right.

Posted by: comrade willow at March 10, 2015 09:33 AM (nqBYe)

193 GOP Senators send letter to Iran, This shit is getting real. Obviously Obama is selling out Israel.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 09:32 AM (0FSuD)


#47Traitors is tredning on Twitter.

Dissent is treason... unless it's under Busy at which point it is patriotism defined!

Posted by: The Righteous Hat at March 10, 2015 09:33 AM (0Ew3K)

194 I just recently went to the Delaware Cabela's, and I was a bit disappointed if I'm being honest. It just seems like a smaller Cabela's. No shooting gallery and the fish tanks seem smaller than the ones in Wheeling WV.

Posted by: @JohnTant at March 10, 2015 09:34 AM (eytER)

195 Obviously they are reading the tea leaves and have determined Scott Walker is the exact opposite of Obama so they're going after him.

Walker seems to grow stronger the more the lefties go after him, so I'm not sure this will be a winning strategy.

Posted by: Boots at March 10, 2015 09:34 AM (l9mF2)

196 How many union jobs did Obama deny when he vetoed Keystone?

Posted by: Selma Hayek March at March 10, 2015 09:34 AM (rzPmQ)

197 Bunch of tats too,and that was on just the visible skin.Some people are going to have some great regrets in the future.
Posted by: steevy at March 10, 2015 09:32 AM (KETbL)

Hah. I remember seeing a story a while back about some chick who was upset that she couldn't get hired as a receptionist. Tattoos, ears gauged, piercings of the lip, eyebrow, nose. Purple hair.

Posted by: Mainah at March 10, 2015 09:35 AM (659DL)

198 This is what Gaylord Merkin Focker the Wurst had to say about the letter.

"I think it's somewhat ironic to see some members of Congress wanting to make common cause with the hardliners in Iran," Obama said a few hours after the letter was made public. "It's an unusual coalition."

Cue up Alanis singing "Isn't it ironic"

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 10, 2015 09:35 AM (/0ujb)

199 I have sore throat & other things & don't feel very good.
I'm going to try to take a nap.

Posted by: Carol at March 10, 2015 09:36 AM (sj3Ax)

200 AllenG ... would a Mr. AllenG please come pick up your Common Sense Award.


What compensation I negotiate w/ my employer concerns two people, him and me. No more than that.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 10, 2015 09:36 AM (W3hdj)

201 Hey TPH, we should start calling those Senators the 47 Ronin.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 10, 2015 09:36 AM (/0ujb)

202 If a given employer wishes to offer PTO as a benefit, that should be up to them. If a given employer does *not* want to offer PTO as a benefit, that should be up to them, too.

That being the problem. To JEF or the average Lovely leftist, "offer"= mandate; more FS from somewhere.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 10, 2015 09:36 AM (b7GF2)

203 Yes, she's Mary of VT's daughter.
Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 09:33 AM


I wonder which sock is her other mother.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 10, 2015 09:36 AM (h4vJk)

204 Hah. I remember seeing a story a while back about some chick who was upset that she couldn't get hired as a receptionist. Tattoos, ears gauged, piercings of the lip, eyebrow, nose. Purple hair.

Zoe Quinn is giving up the SJW gig to be a receptionist?

Gotta say, her demonstrated skill set doesn't show her capable of that job either.

Posted by: @JohnTant at March 10, 2015 09:36 AM (eytER)

205 #47Traitors

I'm sure Israel is *thrilled* to learn that they're an Enemy of the United States, such that warning their mortal enemy that policies can change in the United States counts as giving "aid and comfort to the Enemy."

Think about that for a minute.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 10, 2015 09:36 AM (kff5f)

206 the Unions and Obama have basically admitted THEY don't like choice.

The union members have a choice.
to be or not to be that is the question.

choosing seems to be unwise to these folks.

Posted by: comrade willow at March 10, 2015 09:36 AM (nqBYe)

207 "No shooting gallery and the fish tanks seem smaller than the ones in Wheeling WV. "

We have been to the one neat Lehigh Valley PA as well.
Huge fish tanks.
Very large shooting gallery.
But, that store is a few years older too.
I wonder if the new store model reflects that those two features are very expensive for the store to have, and they have been dropped from new store designs.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 10, 2015 09:37 AM (hzrlb)

208 Obama inserting himself as an opponent of Walkers is great news. Unbelievable gift.

The GOPe has been frantically trying to counteract the Walker-train by saying he's "not ready", but I'd argue Obama just completely undermined that argument.

Whenever the President of the United States decides you're a worthy political opponent you can celebrate, and Walker should respond to Obama right away. Make this election a "Walker versus Obama" election and he cannot lose. Accept Obama's invitation to rumble and every single GOP opponent is left in the dust.

C'mon Walker: Respond!

Posted by: MTF, Bring On The Art. 5 Convention! at March 10, 2015 09:38 AM (LISuA)

209 I just recently went to the Delaware Cabela's, and I was a bit disappointed if I'm being honest. It just seems like a smaller Cabela's. No shooting gallery and the fish tanks seem smaller than the ones in Wheeling WV.
Posted by: @JohnTant

Yeah, I'm told that it's far smaller than the one in central PA, and the prices for stuff is up there. Some of the camping stuff is nice.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 10, 2015 09:38 AM (b7GF2)

210 @194

I hope that is not the case in CLT. It looks huge. They built it right at the border and Bass Pro Shops and their cheap chinese shit is going to be sucking wind pretty soon. The Bass shop is near Speedway, 20 some miles up I-85

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 09:38 AM (0FSuD)

211 I love this headline.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at March 10, 2015 09:38 AM (/kI1Q)

212 Hey TPH, we should start calling those Senators the 47 Ronin.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 10, 2015 09:36 AM (/0ujb)


Just happy that we got that many...

Posted by: The Ronin Hat at March 10, 2015 09:38 AM (0Ew3K)

213 @166

I can't say Cabela's is necessarily the cheapest at anything but they are better than many. They'll occasionally have some strangely odd bargains amongst the used guns on the floor though. It was like the guy who does their normal pricing was off that day and one of hourlys just slapped a tag on it and put it out.

The most disappointing and underwhelming was Gander Mountain. Gawd.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 10, 2015 09:39 AM (W53WK)

214 194 I just recently went to the Delaware Cabela's, and I was a bit disappointed if I'm being honest. It just seems like a smaller Cabela's. No shooting gallery and the fish tanks seem smaller than the ones in Wheeling WV.
Posted by: @JohnTant at March 10, 2015 09:34 AM (eytER)


For authenticity and perspective, a stop at Cabela's in Sidney, Nebraska is required.

Posted by: jwb7605 at March 10, 2015 09:39 AM (ZALPg)

215 If a given employer wishes to offer PTO as a benefit, that should be up to them. If a given employer does *not* want to offer PTO as a benefit, that should be up to them, too.
Posted by: AllenG
------------------

Except...., that is the way that employer-paid health insurance came about. The consequence was the isolation of the consumer from the cost of the benefit. In turn, consumers became complacent about the cost and usage of the insurance.

Not too surprisingly, costs began to escalate. And , the idea that insurance was to be paid for and managed by someone else began to be assimilated by society at large.

I am of the opinion that employer-provided health insurance is at the root of our current circumstances in that regard.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 10, 2015 09:39 AM (l1zOH)

216 It's a victory for those who want wages to drop. The Wall Street Class wins again.

Posted by: Mark Twain at March 10, 2015 09:40 AM (ibvmu)

217 And another thing that really is infuriating, Illinois' new R governor, Bruce Rauner, has stopped unions from automatically enrolling and collecting dues from home health care workers.

The person who is the focus of the lawsuit is a mother of a disabled adult, the mother receives a modest payment each month to care for her son at home, rather than put him in a state institution.

All family members who care for disabled relatives at home, and who have been receiving these payments from the state, were "unionized" and suddenly the amount of money they received from the state was cut, because the state was now sending the money to the union instead.

Posted by: Boots at March 10, 2015 09:40 AM (l9mF2)

218 Hey TPH, we should start calling those Senators the 47 Ronin.



Only if they off themselves when they are done.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 10, 2015 09:40 AM (kW1lr)

219 Unions suck donkey dicks. Corporate bigwigs also suck donkey dicks. It's a pendulum that happens to swing to the positive corporate side at this time. As much as I dislike unions now, if we totally did away with them, corporations would eventually screw the worker.

Posted by: Selma Hayek March at March 10, 2015 09:40 AM (rzPmQ)

220 If Walker runs against the Democrat nominee AND the Republican Party, he has a chance.

If he only runs against the Democrat, he'll be perceived as just another GOP liar.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 10, 2015 09:41 AM (lG2E3)

221 Israel as an ally was also not allowed a choice or to speak for their own safety.

look at the total b.s thrown at them just because they openly spoke of the consequence of an nuclear Iran .

at this point why would anyone trust america as an ally?

and that agreement , is that agreement with Iran like an agreement with Ukraine?

their word means jack cht.

Posted by: comrade willow at March 10, 2015 09:41 AM (nqBYe)

222 For authenticity and perspective, a stop at Cabela's in Sidney, Nebraska is required.

Somewhere on the internets there's probably still a picture of me doing this in 2000.

That was pretty cool. I bought a T-shirt with a bear on it.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at March 10, 2015 09:43 AM (/kI1Q)

223 174
"offer them the security of paid leave"? If you take leave you SHOULD
NOT receive money for not being at work. Your employer is paying you for
your time and effort, if they are not getting time or effort you should
not get paid.


PTO is paying you not to wander off and find a better deal.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 10, 2015 09:43 AM (o78gS)

224 >>there's one now where they fix tattoos gone wrong

Including typos?

*snort*

Posted by: Mama AJ, who's totally nice except when not at March 10, 2015 09:43 AM (0xTsz)

225 Iran is not a threat, but Venezuela is according to this President.

Siriusly... *thud*

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 10, 2015 09:44 AM (/0ujb)

226 If we didn't have 92M unemployed people, employers might be offering higher wages and paid leave AND fixing immigration wouldn't be such a decisive issue.

Posted by: Jean at March 10, 2015 09:45 AM (ztOda)

227 Except...., that is the way that employer-paid health insurance came about. .

Maybe if you look at it slanty, but employer-paid medical insurance (you can't buy health, only medical treatment) came about as a response to federal wage controls. They weren't legally allowed to recruit better workers with better wages, so they had to offer other perks.

(Remember when they used to be called "perks" or "welfare" instead of "benefits", depending on the source? )

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at March 10, 2015 09:46 AM (/kI1Q)

228 I wish Walker would not respond to Obama's statement on this. Obama is trying to provide the words to be used in the discussion, and Walker needs to avoid taking that bait.

Posted by: m at March 10, 2015 09:46 AM (rn/hC)

229 He speaks of raises in pay while bringing in a deluge of cheap labor, undermining wages.

Posted by: comrade willow at March 10, 2015 09:46 AM (nqBYe)

230 Except...., that is the way that employer-paid health insurance came about. The consequence was the isolation of the consumer from the cost of the benefit. In turn, consumers became complacent about the cost and usage of the insurance.

Sort of. There was a lot more on top of that that made things worse.

First- wage controls induced employers to offer other benefits, including health insurance.

Then various laws were passed to make such health insurance (or the employee portion of the premium) tax-free, and mandated coverage, and blah, blah.

If employers just wanted to offer no-decline health insurance coverage through their own policy, I don't think that would be nearly the distortion that the modern system is. But the Government couldn't leave that alone.

And I agree- if the Government gets involved in the PTO discussion, it's going to be a disaster. There will be mandates about how many days a year you *have* to take. There will be mandates about how many days a year your employer is allowed to give you. Employers will find ways around it (off the top of my head- no more holidays; if you want off for Christmas, you have to take one of you PTO days).

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 10, 2015 09:47 AM (kff5f)

231 224 >>there's one now where they fix tattoos gone wrong

Including typos?

*snort*
Posted by: Mama AJ, who's totally nice except when not at March 10, 2015 09:43 AM (0xTsz)

They can't really be "fixed" so much as covered up with another tattoo.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 10, 2015 09:47 AM (2Ojst)

232 "I think it's somewhat ironic to see some members of Congress wanting to make common cause with the hardliners in Iran," Obama said a few hours after the letter was made public. "It's an unusual coalition."


Well, I am impressed. That's about the most honest thing TFG has ever said.

Oh, he meant REPUBLICAN members of Congress.

Never mind.

Posted by: Citizen X at March 10, 2015 09:47 AM (7ObY1)

233 For authenticity and perspective, a stop at Cabela's in Sidney, Nebraska is required.

Made a pilgrimage there in '98 when I was stationed in Denver. Complete outdoor Nerdvana, without the annoying REI hipsters.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 10, 2015 09:47 AM (h4vJk)

234 @228

Good take. I agree.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 09:47 AM (0FSuD)

235 Iran is not a threat, but Venezuela is according to this President.
--------------------

Obama still smarting because Fellow Traveler Chavez called him "a clown" and an "embarrassment".

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 10, 2015 09:48 AM (l1zOH)

236 He speaks of raises in pay while bringing in a deluge of cheap labor, undermining wages.
Posted by: comrade

----
...and unemployment.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 10, 2015 09:49 AM (l1zOH)

237 well at least we are now buds with Cuba,

what did We or the citizens of Cuba actually get from that deal?

any rights or freedoms?

Posted by: comrade willow at March 10, 2015 09:49 AM (nqBYe)

238 I wish Walker would not respond to Obama's statement on this.

Are you kidding?

A governor in a war of words with the sitting President? That is a winner, winner, fried cheese dinner.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2015 09:49 AM (659DL)

239
>>>"Hey, wanna piss off your parents? Get a job, and vote conservative"

What, I need that like another hole in my head! WAIT thats a great idea!

/runs off for trepanation

Posted by: Bigby's Pseudopod at March 10, 2015 09:49 AM (3ZtZW)

240 Mike yep.

Posted by: comrade willow at March 10, 2015 09:49 AM (nqBYe)

241 "He speaks of raises in pay while bringing in a deluge of cheap labor, undermining wages."


I like Walker but he's got a double-speak problem when it comes to amnesty. Kinda spoke toward it to begin with, then sorta walking it back, etc.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 10, 2015 09:49 AM (W53WK)

242 Try to "score a victory for workers"?

Hey, Commander Dumbass... You've been destroying the job corps for six years now. One would think a narcissist of your caliber would have a little more self-awareness than you show, repeatedly.

Posted by: red speck at March 10, 2015 09:50 AM (9/Ug/)

243 PTO...

My employer gives me sick pay. 5 days a year. They also as an incentive give me a check at the end of the year if I don't use the days off. It's a real hassle for them to schedule a replacement for folks calling in sick, plus the operations productivity suffers. I haven't called in sick in 18 years. I like the extra paycheck at the end of the year. My employers should consider the practice.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at March 10, 2015 09:50 AM (cNpuB)

244 Venezuela could have avoided Chavez the Thug if they had shot the mutt after his first failed coup attempt against the then sitting government.

But yeah being called out by him, wounded Gaylord deeply.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 10, 2015 09:50 AM (/0ujb)

245 Obama still smarting because Fellow Traveler Chavez called him "a clown" and an "embarrassment".
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 10, 2015 09:48 AM


Well, look at him. A wannabe 3rd world dictator with no epaulettes? And mom-jeans and a girly bike? He's embarrassing them.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 10, 2015 09:51 AM (h4vJk)

246 Would it be wrong to mix ValuRite with nyquil? Seems to me it worked better when it was 40 proof.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at March 10, 2015 09:51 AM (6fyGz)

247 Interesting poll at WSJ. Who would you support for GOP nomination. Rubio wins by point over Walker, BUT Walker has the lowest I would not support number, 17%



How Rubio is a point over Walker is a mystery to me.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 09:51 AM (0FSuD)

248 I wish Walker would not respond to Obama's statement on this.



Are you kidding?



A governor in a war of words with the sitting President? That is a winner, winner, fried cheese dinner.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2015 09:49 AM (659DL)


No no, I think he's onto something here.

Posted by: Mitt Rominy at March 10, 2015 09:51 AM (TOk1P)

249 That is a winner, winner, fried cheese dinner.

Mmmm... fried cheese.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 10, 2015 09:51 AM (kff5f)

250 RedMindBlueState don't forget this President has to steal David Byrne's wardrobe.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 10, 2015 09:52 AM (/0ujb)

251 "offer them the security of paid leave"? If you take leave you SHOULD NOT receive money for not being at work. Your employer is paying you for your time and effort, if they are not getting time or effort you should not get paid.

Meh. Paid Time Off is a perk like health insurance, or a transit pass, or any number of other emoluments offered to an employee.

If a given employer wishes to offer PTO as a benefit, that should be up to them. If a given employer does *not* want to offer PTO as a benefit, that should be up to them, too.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 10, 2015 09:33 AM (kff5f)



Yup. I do not like the idea of mandatory paid leave but I do expect that I will have some combination of paid vacation and sick time from my employer and the offering or not of such a perq mattes in whether I take a position. For example, my current job we have x number of days off and it's not designated as sick or vacation. That's the number of days you have. Use them how you want. That's fine by me. It's a perq to keep employees happy and, in turn, the employees will stay late and come in early and the like because treat me well and I'll treat you well.

I was at a place where the bosses freaked out because too many people were calling off when the weather got bad and so after one storm we were all told that anyone who called off the day before would be docked two vacation days, not one. Needless to say, this went over quite well indeed. I asked if this was going to be the new policy and the office manager very snottily said if you don't like it you can quit. I stared at her and replied, well, yes, exactly, that's why I want to know if this is the new policy since if it is, then I will incorporate that into my decision making as to whether I continue to work here. She stared at me and I stared at her and finally I said you know that's how this works, right? The employer says this is the pay and benefits and the employee decides if s/he agrees to those and if not the employee leaves. That's how the game is played. Apparently, this was news to her.


Posted by: alexthechick - Whinging in the rain at March 10, 2015 09:52 AM (mf5HN)

252 Interesting poll at WSJ. Who would you support for
GOP nomination. Rubio wins by point over Walker, BUT Walker has the
lowest I would not support number, 17%



How Rubio is a point over Walker is a mystery to me.


Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 09:51 AM (0FSuD)


Slightly better hair.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 10, 2015 09:53 AM (TOk1P)

253 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 10, 2015 09:52 AM

*nods*

Point.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 10, 2015 09:53 AM (h4vJk)

254 Ricardo Kill, I guess we find out the COC gets better representation than we do.

i don't actually know the answer to that, but to make them all know they undercut the worker they will pay for it.

i'm not crazy about the idea of voting DEM however, but we do need to legally fight back with what power we can muster as a horde , alone we are too weak.

Posted by: comrade willow at March 10, 2015 09:53 AM (nqBYe)

255 It seems that Tim Cotton planted a big ole' #12 jump boot in the left's ass.

They are freaking the fuck out.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 10, 2015 09:54 AM (BZAd3)

256 "I think it's somewhat ironic to see some members of Congress wanting to make common cause with the hardliners in Iran," Obama said a few hours after the letter was made public. "It's an unusual coalition."

WTF?

Who are these "hardliners" in Iran? Because I guarantee if the Mullahs weren't on board with these negotiations, they wouldn't be happening. Period.

And telling Iran "Hey, he's gone in 2 years, and if he doesn't get an actual treaty ratified, your agreement won't be worth the paper on which it's written" isn't "allying" with them- it's in direct opposition to them.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 10, 2015 09:54 AM (kff5f)

257 For authenticity and perspective, a stop at Cabela's in Sidney, Nebraska is required.



Posted by: jwb7605 at March 10, 2015 09:39 AM (ZALPg)

My son's and I stopped at a Cabelias in ND I think. I said only an hour. Two hours later no one was ready to leave.

I guess it's like women in a shoe store?

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 09:54 AM (0FSuD)

258 AlextheChick

*points to post #139*

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 10, 2015 09:54 AM (/0ujb)

259 PTO...



My employer gives me sick pay. 5 days a year.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at March 10, 2015 09:50 AM (cNpuB)



.5 days a year? Seems excessive.

Posted by: E. Scrooge at March 10, 2015 09:55 AM (TOk1P)

260 The fear in the democrats is palpable. If only there were an opposition party that could take advantage of it....

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 10, 2015 09:56 AM (60Vyp)

261 Slightly better hair.


Posted by: BurtTC at March 10, 2015 09:53 AM (TOk1P)

Don't know about Walker, but Rubio is a short little guy. Met him at a fund raiser. He also appears to have a bald spot.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 09:56 AM (0FSuD)

262 Oh, and there's no such thing as "paid vacation" if you're salaried. There is "total number of days you can not show up and not get fired."

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at March 10, 2015 09:56 AM (/kI1Q)

263 Don't know about Walker, but Rubio is a short little guy. Met him at a fund raiser. He also appears to have a bald spot.
Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 09:56 AM (0FSuD)

Well, there goes the female vote.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 10, 2015 09:56 AM (2Ojst)

264 Oh yes, they are freaking out. Boy king got whacked at the knees mid way through his next failure. Youd think Kim Jung just died by watching the libs freak out over this.

Posted by: People Corp at March 10, 2015 09:56 AM (TzeLs)

265 welp i guess i vented enough today.

have a good day, i need to act responsibly now. (sad)

Posted by: comrade willow at March 10, 2015 09:56 AM (nqBYe)

266 Scott Walker 2016: Compassionate Skull-collecting

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at March 10, 2015 09:56 AM (VAsIq)

267 He also appears to have a bald spot.

They both do.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2015 09:57 AM (659DL)

268 The employer says this is the pay and benefits and the employee decides if s/he agrees to those and if not the employee leaves. That's how the game is played. Apparently, this was news to her.

*snort*

I've had similar discussions with employers- usually around telecommuting.

"Yes, I'm going to work from home tomorrow, because the policy says I can and I need to because [reason]."

I, too, have gotten blank stares.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 10, 2015 09:57 AM (kff5f)

269 How Rubio is a point over Walker is a mystery to me.
Posted by: Nip
-----------------

You say that as though AoSHQ posters are representative of the general public.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 10, 2015 09:58 AM (l1zOH)

270 Iran is not a threat, but Venezuela is according to this President.

----

They're not socialist enough.

Posted by: Pres'nt Obama at March 10, 2015 09:58 AM (VAsIq)

271 You say that as though AoSHQ posters are representative of the general public.

I'll have you know that I am average...if you know what I mean.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2015 09:59 AM (659DL)

272 If Obama's deal with Iran is so good, why does he need to keep it secret and why does he need to circumvent Congress?

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 10, 2015 09:59 AM (MMC8r)

273 Scott Walker 2016: Compassionate Skull-collecting
Posted by: Turd Ferguson at March 10, 2015 09:56 AM


I can't be the only one here who's getting a mental image of Walker, sitting in his office, like the Predator sitting in a tree, caressing the fresh skulls of his Democrat opponents, can I?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 10, 2015 09:59 AM (h4vJk)

274 I had a contractor job that was well paid, but it was all 'cash' - I got no PTO, overtime, 401k, etc. that was fine - I got paid for the work, period. as it was mutually agreeable (hint, hint), it worked out fine.

Posted by: goatexchange at March 10, 2015 09:59 AM (C+vOU)

275 Don't know about Walker, but Rubio is a short little guy. Met him at a fund raiser. He also appears to have a bald spot.


Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 09:56 AM (0FSuD)


Always looks well-coiffed from the front, which I suppose is all one needs in politics. Probably matters more in the gay pron industry, but I'm not accusing Rubio of knowing anything about that.

Of course, I've never heard him DENY he knows anything about the gay pron industry, so.....

Posted by: E. Scrooge at March 10, 2015 10:00 AM (TOk1P)

276 If Obama's deal with Iran is so good, why does he need to keep it secret and why does he need to circumvent Congress?

Because it's only "so good" for Iran.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 10, 2015 10:00 AM (kff5f)

277 "but Venezuela is according to this President.
"


Okay, I missed this. Venezuela is a baddy again now?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 10, 2015 10:00 AM (W53WK)

278 I'll have you know that I am average...if you know what I mean.
Posted by: Circa
---------------

Wait..., is this that soup can thing again?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 10, 2015 10:01 AM (l1zOH)

279 Is it cute that this clown thinks he is negotiating with someone in good faith in Iran? Maybe since their guy stopped yelling at Kerry, it's a sign we are dealing with a moderate.

Posted by: Jean at March 10, 2015 10:01 AM (ztOda)

280 If Obama's deal with Iran is so good, why does he need to keep it secret and why does he need to circumvent Congress?
Posted by: Zap Rowsdower

Since he's sooooo souper SMRT, please explain how he's magically avoiding the "hardliners in Iran". Whadded he do? Stick a "no Iranian teapartiers can read this" on the letter?

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 10, 2015 10:02 AM (b7GF2)

281 Okay, I missed this. Venezuela is a baddy again now?

Posted by: Ricardo
----------------

They are plotting to build their own toilet paper factory.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 10, 2015 10:02 AM (l1zOH)

282 Okay, I missed this. Venezuela is a baddy again now?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 10, 2015 10:00 AM (W53WK)


I think they threw out some of ambassadorial staff, so we threw out some of theirs in a tit-for-tat kind of thing.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 10, 2015 10:02 AM (kff5f)

283 I got no PTO, overtime, 401k, etc. that was fine - I got paid for the work, period.

Some days I miss that. Or at least the 3-month break between gigs.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at March 10, 2015 10:02 AM (/kI1Q)

284 Stupid Dickensian sock.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 10, 2015 10:02 AM (TOk1P)

285 >>The employer says this is the pay and benefits and the employee decides if s/he agrees to those and if not the employee leaves.

I worked for a firm that went a little nuts during a super icy winter. They opened even when the governor declared a state of emergency and ordered businesses closed to save electricity and prevent more brown outs and black outs.

Sure were a lot of people who left that spring.

At least, I saw a bunch before I left...

Posted by: Mama AJ, who's totally nice except when not at March 10, 2015 10:02 AM (0xTsz)

286 Ricardo, its a diplomatic tantrum in a tea cup.

From al-Reuters on Venezuela - http://tinyurl.com/nk5l7vb

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 10, 2015 10:03 AM (/0ujb)

287 crowdsourced media:

https://ricochet.com/dont-like-news-crowdsource/

cool

Posted by: Feh at March 10, 2015 10:03 AM (asszy)

288 Is it cute that this clown thinks he is negotiating with someone in good faith in Iran?

No.

It would be cute if a child were doing it.

In this case, it's mind-numbingly terrifying.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 10, 2015 10:03 AM (kff5f)

289 Iran is not a threat, but Venezuela isSeven--count 'em- seven individual Venezuelans are according to this President.

To reach the actual city of Sidney, you have to continue on down the ramp from Cabela's and take a left. Hell of a town. One of my favorites. Eat at Dude's.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 10, 2015 10:03 AM (xq1UY)

290 "I'll have you know that I am average...if you know what I mean."


$42k/yr, 2.2 kids, 3 bedroom/2 bath house.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 10, 2015 10:03 AM (W53WK)

291 I think they threw out some of ambassadorial staff, so we threw out some of theirs in a tit-for-tat kind of thing.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 10, 2015 10:02 AM (kff5f)

"F*ck you, we're throwing out your ambassador's staff!"

"F*ck me? No, F*CK YOU! We're throwing out YOUR ambassador's staff!"

Posted by: Insomniac at March 10, 2015 10:03 AM (2Ojst)

292 Is it cute that this clown thinks he is negotiating with someone in good faith in Iran? Maybe since their guy stopped yelling at Kerry, it's a sign we are dealing with a moderate.
Posted by: Jean
---------------

*snap!*

I've got it....., Obama should send Carter to negotiate a deal with Iran.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 10, 2015 10:03 AM (l1zOH)

293 "The fear in the democrats is palpable.'

The serving Democratic President is in a pissing match with both the leader of Israel and a serving State Governor.

The presumptive Democratic nominee for President is floundering in the public opinion department

ISIS is rocking the Middle East, despite only being a JV team, who is retreating.

The Russian leader is openly mocking the President.

Obamacare premiums are about to spike upward.

Yes, as a Democrat, why wouldn't you feel at least a little bit of nervousness.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 10, 2015 10:03 AM (hzrlb)

294 Democrats want Bush for the same reason they want Boehner. Because if you have to have a Republican, it might as well be a Republican that will compromise with you. And by "compromise," I mean give you everything you want, as if you were still in power yourself.

Posted by: gm at March 10, 2015 10:03 AM (K0tm3)

295 The employer says this is the pay and benefits and
the employee decides if s/he agrees to those and if not the employee
leaves. That's how the game is played. Apparently, this was news to
her.







Posted by: alexthechick - Whinging in the rain at March 10, 2015 09:52 AM (mf5HN)



Yeah, apparently my employer is finding this out for themselves. When the economy was bad and they were balancing their budget on our backs they said "Where else are you gonna go?" and now people are going they are whining about company loyalty. Sheesh.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at March 10, 2015 10:04 AM (6fyGz)

296 "It seems that Tim Cotton planted a big ole' #12 jump boot in the left's ass. They are freaking the fuck out."

After the left having spent several comfortable years intimidating the spineless GOP out of any tough criticism of Obama by hissing "RAYCISS!", suddenly there is tough criticism of Obama, and they are losing their bearings.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 10, 2015 10:04 AM (noWW6)

297
$42k/yr, 2.2 kids, 3 bedroom/2 bath house.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 10, 2015 10:03 AM (W53WK)

I've never seen one-fifth of a kid before.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 10, 2015 10:04 AM (2Ojst)

298 I've got to sign the Iran Deal before you find out what's in it.

(HINT: It's a bomb.)

Posted by: Prince Barky I at March 10, 2015 10:04 AM (MMC8r)

299 Jebba the Hut will make a fine Secretary of Deep Fried Sugar in my administration!

Posted by: President Prolapse at March 10, 2015 10:05 AM (j1tga)

300 shit i can't even see straight and the words are swimming on the page...back to the nyquil bottle for me. Later roonz and roonettez, fear no evil!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at March 10, 2015 10:05 AM (6fyGz)

301 I think they threw out some of ambassadorial staff, so we threw out some of theirs in a tit-for-tat kind of thing.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 10, 2015 10:02 AM (kff5f)


Yes, throwing foreign ambassadors out of New York does tend to have an effect on the fancy restaurant/underage prostitute industries. So it's a big deal.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 10, 2015 10:05 AM (TOk1P)

302 "F*ck you, we're throwing out your ambassador's staff!"

"F*ck me? No, F*CK YOU! We're throwing out YOUR ambassador's staff!"
Posted by: Insomniac
-------------------

Yes. This State Department demonstrates all the dynamics of a nursery school recess. Next, I expect Kerry to call Putin a doo-doo head.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 10, 2015 10:05 AM (l1zOH)

303 14 So the Governor of Wisconsin has control over the entire American economy.
------------------------


#twoyears

Posted by: Roy at March 10, 2015 10:06 AM (VndSC)

304
$42k/yr, 2.2 kids, 3 bedroom/2 bath house.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 10, 2015 10:03 AM (W53WK)

I've never seen one-fifth of a kid before.


One of the kids is 1.2. (Glands.)

Posted by: Prince Barky I at March 10, 2015 10:06 AM (MMC8r)

305 I've never seen one-fifth of a kid before.

He's being erased....from time.

Posted by: Doc Brown at March 10, 2015 10:06 AM (/kI1Q)

306 One of the kids is 1.2. (Glands.)
Posted by: Prince Barky I at March 10, 2015 10:06 AM (MMC8r)

Big damn kid.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 10, 2015 10:06 AM (2Ojst)

307 * ponders intervention for GGE *

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 10, 2015 10:06 AM (l1zOH)

308 I've never seen one-fifth of a kid before.

Posted by: Insomniac

----

I down a fifth of kid every night.

Posted by: Harry Reid, dusting off his pederast credentials at March 10, 2015 10:06 AM (VAsIq)

309 >>I wish Walker would not respond to Obama's statement on this. Obama is
trying to provide the words to be used in the discussion, and Walker
needs to avoid taking that bait.


How'd that work out for George Bush - not responding to Dem criticism and lies?

Obama has been caught punching below his weight, on an issue where he has a TERRIBLE record. It's a gift.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 10, 2015 10:07 AM (bdqzU)

310
I've never seen one-fifth of a kid before.

See picture of AtC. *hides*

Posted by: wrg500 at March 10, 2015 10:07 AM (C278+)

311 I've never seen one-fifth of a kid before.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 10, 2015 10:04 AM (2Ojst)


It requires a bone-saw and a digital scale.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 10, 2015 10:07 AM (kff5f)

312 I've got it....., Obama should send Carter to negotiate a deal with Iran.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 10, 2015 10:03 AM


Good idea, except Jimmuh would be too pro-American and far too supportive of Israel for Choom Boy's taste.

Once again, I would suggest impeachment, but I know what kind of response that would get, from Congress and the Conservative Commenting Commandos alike.

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 10, 2015 10:07 AM (P8YHq)

313 I've never seen one-fifth of a kid before.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 10, 2015 10:04 AM


That's Matt. He's over there in front of the door.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 10, 2015 10:07 AM (h4vJk)

314 Well, never understood Rubio's attraction. His stump speech sucks and he really in not a very pleasant sort of guy. He acted like he was bored and didn't want to be with his host or all these rich Republicans looking over the 17 hole at Quail Hollow golf course

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 10:07 AM (0FSuD)

315 I've never seen one-fifth of a kid before.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 10, 2015 10:04 AM (2Ojst)


How does one count a teenager in late teens who won't grow up?

Posted by: BurtTC at March 10, 2015 10:08 AM (TOk1P)

316 You are some sick, twisted individuals, and I love you so very much.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 10, 2015 10:08 AM (2Ojst)

317 Matt as opposed to Art over by the wall?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 10, 2015 10:08 AM (/0ujb)

318 317 Matt as opposed to Art over by the wall?
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 10, 2015 10:08 AM (/0ujb)

We threw Phil in a hole.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 10, 2015 10:08 AM (2Ojst)

319 Bob over at the lake?

Posted by: wrg500 at March 10, 2015 10:08 AM (C278+)

320 I wish Walker would not respond to Obama's statement on this. Obama is
trying to provide the words to be used in the discussion, and Walker
needs to avoid taking that bait.

----

Walker should cut an commercial of Obama's remarks, and Walker pissing on the television playing the remarks. Then Walker should turn to the camera and say, "I approve this message."

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at March 10, 2015 10:08 AM (VAsIq)

321 I fully expect Psaki to harf that up as an excuse one day, "The Republicans are big fat meanies!"

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 10, 2015 10:09 AM (/0ujb)

322 Matt as opposed to Art over by the wall?
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 10, 2015 10:08 AM


No. That's his brother. And Bob's in the pool.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 10, 2015 10:09 AM (h4vJk)

323
I want Iran to have The Bomb, as I have significant deals to supply technical advisorson standby with Saudi Arabia and South Korea so they can implement their nuclear option via Pakistan... as soon as I get the code phrase 'Jerky Flaps' my teams will be off to ship and emplace the warheads. Money, bitches!

The Japanese are being slow but will come around now that the US has ceded the South China Sea to my major donors... nothing like makin the money off both sides...

Posted by: President Prolapse at March 10, 2015 10:09 AM (j1tga)

324 Matt as opposed to Art over by the wall?

Go get Philbert out of the tree.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at March 10, 2015 10:10 AM (/kI1Q)

325 Cunsuelo, our poor poor Mexican servant's kid.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 10, 2015 10:10 AM (TOk1P)

326 is this that soup can thing again?

You know, for a Smart Military Blog full of engineers and arithmetic professors, an awful lot of us seem to have confused "circumference" with "diameter."

Them metric conversions are a bear, too. Why, you could completely miss your Mars orbit, in a manner of speaking.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 10, 2015 10:10 AM (xq1UY)

327 Russell's over in that pile of leaves.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 10, 2015 10:11 AM (2Ojst)

328 He acted like he was bored and didn't want to be
with his host or all these rich Republicans looking over the 17 hole at
Quail Hollow golf course


Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 10:07 AM


At one point, teh Roob was damn near the only game in town, if only because the Republican circular firing squad hadn't gone after him yet.

Then he opened his fat yap, and did their work for them.

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 10, 2015 10:11 AM (P8YHq)

329 I have seen 1/5 of a kid. Terrible, just terrible.

Posted by: Brian Williams at March 10, 2015 10:11 AM (VAsIq)

330 John in the bathroom?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 10, 2015 10:11 AM (l1zOH)

331 Them metric conversions are a bear, too. Why, you could completely miss your Mars orbit, in a manner of speaking.

You don't come for the math, do you?

Posted by: The Bear at March 10, 2015 10:11 AM (kff5f)

332 How are toilet paper and the starship Enterprise similar?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at March 10, 2015 10:11 AM (VAsIq)

333 He acted like he was bored and didn't want to be with his host or all these rich Republicans looking over the 17 hole at Quail Hollow golf course

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 10:07 AM (0FSuD)

So...he's also dumb as a stump then?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 10, 2015 10:11 AM (GDulk)

334 We left Spike on the railroad tracks.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 10, 2015 10:12 AM (2Ojst)

335 They both circle around Uranus battling Klingons...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 10, 2015 10:12 AM (/0ujb)

336 As much as I dislike unions now, if we totally did away with them, corporations would eventually screw the worker.

And they don't now?

Unions that exist don't look after their members, just the bigwigs. Sorta like political parties. Actually there seems to be a general trend here...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented Christian Objectivist at March 10, 2015 10:12 AM (DT3rQ)

337 AP, thanks for that.


Oh, and there's no such thing as "paid vacation" if you're salaried. There is "total number of days you can not show up and not get fired."
Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at March 10, 2015 09:56 AM (/kI1Q)


That is a most cromulent point indeed.

There's another Left and Right difference. To the Left, time off and leave and medical insurance are what employers exist to provide. To the Right, time off and leave and medical insurance are what employers offer to get good employees who will help the company earn lots of money, the making of which is why employers exist.

Posted by: alexthechick - Whinging in the rain at March 10, 2015 10:12 AM (mf5HN)

338 How are toilet paper and the starship Enterprise similar?

---

They both circle Uranus looking for Klingons.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at March 10, 2015 10:12 AM (VAsIq)

339 Thanks, Anna!

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at March 10, 2015 10:12 AM (VAsIq)

340 We left Spike on the railroad tracks.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 10, 2015 10:12 AM (2Ojst)


And Chip on an iceberg.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 10, 2015 10:13 AM (TOk1P)

341 GGE,
Are you sick too? I never tried NyQuil.
I'll pick some up tomorrow.

Posted by: Carol at March 10, 2015 10:13 AM (sj3Ax)

342 Circumference is my hole, Diameter is Huma's strap on...

Posted by: President Prolapse at March 10, 2015 10:13 AM (j1tga)

343 Cheesebilly?
Posted by: Bigby's Pseudopod at March 10, 2015 08:51 AM (3ZtZW)


I lived and worked in WI for over 20 years, yep, a union job. We called them snowbillys. But they lived in the rural north.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at March 10, 2015 10:14 AM (KbNXw)

344 The Democratic Party remains the party of involuntary servitude.

Posted by: toby928(C) at March 10, 2015 10:14 AM (evdj2)

345 Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at March 10, 2015 09:56 AM (/kI1Q)
Posted by: alexthechick - Whinging in the rain at March 10, 2015 10:12 AM (mf5HN)

My teacher family often complain that "we don't get paid for one day that we don't work!"

They hate when I point out, "Neither do I!"

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 10, 2015 10:14 AM (kff5f)

346 @338 Can't tell you how glad I am that the Cloak of Invisibility didn't get in there.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 10, 2015 10:15 AM (xq1UY)

347 Rod is over there, by the window.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 10, 2015 10:15 AM (b7GF2)

348 Speaking of circumference, Saturday is Ultimate Pi Day.
http://ultimatepiday.com/

I'm geeked.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at March 10, 2015 10:15 AM (/kI1Q)

349
>>>And Chip on an iceberg.

We stomp on Blake to stop car!

Posted by: Chinese Restaurant Delivery at March 10, 2015 10:15 AM (3ZtZW)

350 FDA just came out with a ruling that men should take Iron supplements and Viagra. Apparently men were spinning around and pointing north.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 10, 2015 10:15 AM (C278+)

351 234 @228

Good take. I agree.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 09:47 AM (0FSuD)
=====================

Disagree strongly with you guys (see 20. But that's politics!

Posted by: MTF, Bring On The Art. 5 Convention! at March 10, 2015 10:16 AM (LISuA)

352 So...he's also dumb as a stump then?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 10, 2015 10:11 AM (GDulk)

No. Probably just a bad night for him? It was at Robert Pitteneger's home, he got elected to congress. He's a good conservative who married VERY well. His wife owns 27 TV stations. Her dad was a great guy.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 10:16 AM (0FSuD)

353 OK, so that was not a smiley face I wanted in 351- it referred to comment 208

Posted by: MTF, Bring On The Art. 5 Convention! at March 10, 2015 10:17 AM (LISuA)

354 We threw Phil in a hole.



Carrie outside, first.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 10, 2015 10:17 AM (kW1lr)

355 350 should=shouldn't

Posted by: wrg500 at March 10, 2015 10:17 AM (C278+)

356 We stomp on Blake to stop car!
Posted by: Chinese Restaurant Delivery
---------------

Mitsubishi, briefly, sold a car called the "Starion". People wondered where the name came from. It was rumored that the Japs hired a West Coast marketing firm to come up with a name..., which they did, "Stallion".

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 10, 2015 10:18 AM (vPh3W)

357 "He's a good conservative who married VERY well. His wife owns 27 TV stations. Her dad was a great guy."


Nothing wrong with marrying well.

Rich girls need love too.

Posted by: jwest at March 10, 2015 10:18 AM (9ZZd+)

358
My entire life people have judged me. But apparently if you are a criminal no one is allowed to judge you. I'm so sick of that BS.

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 10, 2015 10:18 AM (iQIUe)

359 The government, forcing people to pay me, for the privilege to have jobs and work.

Seemed legit.

Posted by: The Unions at March 10, 2015 10:18 AM (FRkJH)

360 My teacher family often complain that "we don't get paid for one day that we don't work!"

They hate when I point out, "Neither do I!"
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 10, 2015 10:14 AM (kff5f)

Teaching, the toughest part time job you will ever have.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at March 10, 2015 10:18 AM (KbNXw)

361 Disagree strongly with you guys (see 20. But that's politics!

Posted by: MTF, Bring On The Art. 5 Convention! at March 10, 2015 10:16 AM (LISuA)

OH. Well, I am going to unfriend you!

ha ha

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 10:19 AM (0FSuD)

362 My teacher family often complain that "we don't get paid for one day that we don't work!"



Some districts let them take their 9-mo salary paid out over 12 months, to make it easier for the ones who are bad at budgeting.

I would take a 25% pay cut to work 25% fewer days with a guarantee of never being asked to work between Christmas and New Years, but every other industry needs to make money to stay in business.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at March 10, 2015 10:20 AM (/kI1Q)

363 That's not how any of this works!

Posted by: toby928(C) at March 10, 2015 10:20 AM (evdj2)

364 "OH. Well, I am going to unfriend you!"

That's not how this works.
That's not how any of this works.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 10, 2015 10:20 AM (hzrlb)

365 low hanging fruit

Posted by: toby928(C) at March 10, 2015 10:20 AM (evdj2)

366 Great minds....
and all that siht.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 10, 2015 10:21 AM (hzrlb)

367 >>FDA just came out with a ruling that men should take Iron supplements
and Viagra. Apparently men were spinning around and pointing north.

Wow, how nice of them to make a blanket recommendation for 10s of millions of men without any knowledge of their health history, current medication, etc. Glad we have a government that focuses on the important stuff - like what people's doctors are already doing, thankyouverymuch!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 10, 2015 10:21 AM (bdqzU)

368 OH. Well, I am going to unfriend you!


That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 10, 2015 10:21 AM (kW1lr)

369 I think Obama just added 10% boost to Walker with these comments. Keep it up Sparky.

Posted by: Super Creepy Eric Hoteham at March 10, 2015 10:21 AM (oDCMR)

370 I would take a 25% pay cut to work 25% fewer days with a guarantee of never being asked to work between Christmas and New Years

I would consider that job to be retirement. Like becoming a Walmart greeter.

Posted by: toby928(C) at March 10, 2015 10:21 AM (evdj2)

371 367
It was a joke.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 10, 2015 10:22 AM (C278+)

372 Ramirez mugs this President again

http://tinyurl.com/k5xkf4m

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 10, 2015 10:22 AM (/0ujb)

373 "...every other industry needs to make money to stay in business."

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at March 10, 2015 10:20 AM (/kI1Q)

Ah yes...the fascist oppressors.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 10, 2015 10:23 AM (Zu3d9)

374 That's not how this works.

That's not how any of this works.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 10, 2015 10:20 AM (hzrlb)

I've taken your picture off my wall. You've cost me too much in ammo.

I don't know if you saw, going to Cablias grand opening in CLT tomorrow.

Need anything?

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 10:23 AM (0FSuD)

375 Day four of reading the Ace Recommended Quitting Smoking the Easy Way and the author still has not imparted The Secret. He just keeps telling me how effective it will be when he does.

Posted by: toby928(C) at March 10, 2015 10:24 AM (evdj2)

376 Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 10:23 AM (0FSuD)

A hot ginger with self esteem issues?

Posted by: wrg500 at March 10, 2015 10:24 AM (C278+)

377 #57 just tell her to stay the frack out of Texas.

Posted by: richard mcenroe at March 10, 2015 10:24 AM (XO6WW)

378 362
I
would take a 25% pay cut to work 25% fewer days with a guarantee of
never being asked to work between Christmas and New Years, but every
other industry needs to make money to stay in business.


I dunno. They'd have to pay me a *lot* more to make me willing to deal with hooligans.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 10, 2015 10:25 AM (o78gS)

379 A hot ginger with self esteem issues?

Posted by: wrg500 at March 10, 2015 10:24 AM (C278+)

Right. In a school girl dress?

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 10:25 AM (0FSuD)

380 Sometimes we should stop and admire the fact that we live in an age when commercials are often entertainment. Granted, if you see the same ones 9000 times it gets old, but at least they're trying.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 10, 2015 10:26 AM (TOk1P)

381 375
Day four of reading the Ace Recommended Quitting Smoking the Easy Way and the author still has not imparted The Secret. He just keeps telling me how effective it will be when he does.

I'm betting he's setting the stage for a sequel.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 10, 2015 10:26 AM (o78gS)

382 Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 10:25 AM (0FSuD)

I like your style.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 10, 2015 10:26 AM (C278+)

383 "Need anything?"


Not at this time, but thanks for asking.

Have fun.
Take a large vehicle.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 10, 2015 10:26 AM (hzrlb)

384 Some districts let them take their 9-mo salary paid out over 12 months, to make it easier for the ones who are bad at budgeting.

That's exactly how it is in TX- by law.

Oh. And if you point out that you *also* don't work just 8 hours a day, that drives the teachers mad, too.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 10, 2015 10:27 AM (kff5f)

385 "Need anything?"

A new FFL. The old one is starting to nag me like a wife about my purchases. It's odd and annoying.

Posted by: toby928(C) at March 10, 2015 10:27 AM (evdj2)

386 But what about BOOOOOOOOOOOSH!

Posted by: Democrat at March 10, 2015 10:27 AM (VAsIq)

387 Have fun.

Take a large vehicle.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 10, 2015 10:26 AM (hzrlb)

I have three pistol permits. Like I need another pistol.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 10:27 AM (0FSuD)

388 I dunno. They'd have to pay me a *lot* more to make me willing to deal with hooligans.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 10, 2015 10:25 AM (o78gS)


If you are willing to put into it what is required, it is a hard thankless job w lots of time off. I took a shot at it. Taught Middle School math. I was fired in six months. My kids were successful. My ability to deal with asshole peers and administrators was not.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at March 10, 2015 10:28 AM (KbNXw)

389 A hot ginger with self esteem issues?



Posted by: wrg500 at March 10, 2015 10:24 AM (C278+)

Right. In a school girl dress?


Posted by: Nip Sip at March 10, 2015 10:25 AM (0FSuD)


Schoolgirl. One word. And they don't wear dresses, strictly short plaid skirts.

Get it right. These things are important.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 10, 2015 10:28 AM (TOk1P)

390 I have three pistol permits.

You have to have a separate one for each? Dude.

Posted by: toby928(C) at March 10, 2015 10:28 AM (evdj2)

391 The 'messiah' shipped thousands, if not millions of jobs to China and elsewhere, then turned full time jobs to part time jobs with Obamacare, then gave our jobs over to foreigners who are now first in line for jobs. Even hardcore black supporters are mad at THE MESSIAH. Obama's job record is CRAP, and he should keep his mouth shut criticizing anybody else.

Posted by: ron n. at March 10, 2015 10:30 AM (YVQn/)

392 Consider the corgi whistle sounded.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 10, 2015 10:30 AM (GDulk)

393 Posted by: ron n. at March 10, 2015 10:30 AM (YVQn/)

Clear and concise.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at March 10, 2015 10:31 AM (KbNXw)

394 "I have three pistol permits. Like I need another pistol."

C&R baby.
FFL-03.


Order online.
Big Brown brings to your front door.


What's not to love.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 10, 2015 10:31 AM (hzrlb)

395 Sometimes we should stop and admire the fact that we live in an age when commercials are often entertainment.
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Heh. You want 'entertaining'?
You must not be old enough to remember the Clorets Breath-o-Meter commercials...., or the Carter's Little Liver Pill commercials with 'liver bile' eating a hole through a handkerchief. Wait..., there was some floor wax that featured a guy with a Thompson firing at a jet fighter canopy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 10, 2015 10:31 AM (vPh3W)

396 Heh. You want 'entertaining'?
You must not be old enough to remember the Clorets Breath-o-Meter commercials...., or the Carter's Little Liver Pill commercials with 'liver bile' eating a hole through a handkerchief. Wait..., there was some floor wax that featured a guy with a Thompson firing at a jet fighter canopy.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 10, 2015 10:31 AM (vPh3W)

How about the hot chicks in the Virginia Slims commercials?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at March 10, 2015 10:32 AM (KbNXw)

397 Israeli elections


"Somebody" leaked a document claiming that Netanyahu had agreed in principle to return to the 1967 borders


And by somebody I mean Kerry, ValJar and the JEF

Posted by: ThunderB, PinUpWhoreBabyMachine at March 10, 2015 10:32 AM (zOTsN)

398
Ha, what a perfect statement by Oblahblah. Showing he perfectly doesn't understand where the money comes from to pay the wages.

Classic economic dumbass.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 10, 2015 10:33 AM (ODxAs)

399 I dunno. They'd have to pay me a *lot* more to make me willing to deal with hooligans.



Yeah, I don't want to be a teacher. I want to be a software engineer with three months off every year, and no chance of being fired for being shitty at it as long as I don't molest the interns.

But it's hard to get that kind of deal in industries where companies have to make a profit to stay in business, instead of being rewarded for failure with more grant money. o.O

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at March 10, 2015 10:33 AM (/kI1Q)

400 The document ceded east Jerusalem and would get rid of settlements in the West Bank


Keep in mind these settlements are apartments across the highway from Jerusalem.

Posted by: ThunderB, PinUpWhoreBabyMachine at March 10, 2015 10:34 AM (zOTsN)

401 @384 AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon

"Oh. And if you point out that you *also* don't work just 8 hours a day, that drives the teachers mad, too."


I have a relative that left the corporate world and became a teacher for those "wonderful benefits" (summers off, pension, etc...).

We also noticed she chugs down alot of vodka since she changed careers. Her mother had to intervene at one point.

Posted by: One for the road at March 10, 2015 10:35 AM (j3TPf)

402 I come from a family of teachers (mother and aunts) but at that time the female teachers were expected to be ladies and thus worthy of respect by the students. There was no union shielding the incompetents and no DoEd ensuring that disruptive students get a pass for their behaviour. Most students had two parents at home that expected them to learn something at school as demonstrated by their grades.

Today, I would not let a female relative of mine work as a teacher.

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 10, 2015 10:37 AM (ftVQq)

403 We also noticed she chugs down alot of vodka since she changed careers. Her mother had to intervene at one point.
Posted by: One for the road at March 10, 2015 10:35 AM (j3TPf)

A lot of pill poppers. That's a dirty little secret. Addaral to get you through and Xanax to bring you down. Every teacher in the school knows which teacher is holding.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at March 10, 2015 10:38 AM (KbNXw)

404 Hubby's uncle was a teacher. And a huge addict

Posted by: ThunderB, PinUpWhoreBabyMachine at March 10, 2015 10:39 AM (zOTsN)

405 Israel is democracy. No way can the prime minister just give shit away.

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 10, 2015 10:39 AM (iQIUe)

406 Oh. And if you point out that you *also* don't work just 8 hours a day, that drives the teachers mad, too.

Yes, complain to an engineer at any manufacturing facility about working long hours and see what they tell you. When something isn't working right you best get it fixed fast. Good old just in time manufacturing.
16 hr days, 23 hours days. what a life

Posted by: Cicero Skip at March 10, 2015 10:39 AM (FIrEF)

407 @403 Oldsailors Poet

"A lot of pill poppers."


She does tell some amuzing anecdotes. I recall the one of her colleague's who goes "home for lunch" to his house with no furniture (aka. cokehead).

Posted by: One for the road at March 10, 2015 10:41 AM (j3TPf)

408 How come no one will tell this pestulant he's full of shit?

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 10, 2015 10:42 AM (xNkaN)

409 Jeb Bush is going nowhere, Obama is attacking the leading Republican. No surprise. You know you are over the target when you get flack.

Posted by: burt at March 10, 2015 10:42 AM (ls8AU)

410 Posted by: One for the road at March 10, 2015 10:41 AM (j3TPf)

My partner teacher when I was student teaching worked my into a conversation about what king of medications we take at home. My wife takes the occasional Ambien. Spent the rest of the semester trying to deal me out of my wife's Ambien.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at March 10, 2015 10:44 AM (KbNXw)

411 "When the economy was bad and they were balancing their budget on our backs they said "Where else are you gonna go?" and now people are going they are whining about company loyalty."

I've heard that cycle a few times over the years.

Grace Murray Hopper (who shoulda been the Historic First Woman President imho) said:
"Loyalty up, loyalty down"

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at March 10, 2015 10:45 AM (OCcU9)

412
Been thinking about the quantity of ammo here--much more and if a sudden move is indicated, some may have to be left, or moving at ALL is out of the picture.

That brings up defense in place, there are a couple of sticky spots to cover properly.

Maybe I should see my contacts and grab some claymores or toe poppers.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 10, 2015 10:53 AM (jeCnD)

413 Walker went after unions, because they are the most successful fundraising and activist arms for the Dems, his opponents. Obama is protecting them for the same reason. He is not going after Jeb, because Jeb didn't have to attack the Dems to rise to power. He came into office in FL while his brother was POTUS.

Dems also know the Bush brand compassionate conservatism is soft liberalism. Bush agrees with them on education spending and immigration most notably.

Ultimately, to overturn Obamacare takes a Republican president and a willing Congress. This Republican Congress does not want to overturn Obamacare, and I don't think Walker will make them. Not the way he's been flip flopping on life and immigration. I know he wants to attract the fundraising elite to be competitive, but that says he places a bigger priority on money than values.

So, I don't think he will change much. His war on unions was a fight to become and remain governor. Admirable, but it also brought him a national fundraising apparatus courtesy of his friends Priebus and Ryan, and I'm not impressed much by those two, either. Fuck 'em all.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at March 10, 2015 11:16 AM (Y92Nd)

414 Jeb: the preferred candidate of the Democrat wing of the Republican party.

Posted by: Steve in Greensboro at March 10, 2015 11:31 AM (SGtBn)

415 Everyone has a RIGHT to a free donut and shoulder massage.

Posted by: NYC Parent now with added bile for freshness at March 10, 2015 01:15 PM (ssv/M)

416 Questions I would like to hear from the Press:
"Mr President, your AG nominee Loretta Lynch recently told the Senate that everyone has a right to work in the US, even if they came here illegally. If everyone has a right to work regardless of immigration laws, don't citizens have a right to work regardless of Union rules?
Are the rules of a trade union more sacred than the laws of the Union that we fought a Civil War to preserve?
Are these non-union workers illegal or just undocumented? If rules for immigration can be ignored, can we get rid of the functions for DHS and save money?
If Wisconsin wouldn't have passed the Right to Work Rules, could the Chief Executive (Walker) just choose not to enforce them? Why or why not?"
Maybe we can refer to the non-Union employees as "Undocumented Workers" doing jobs non union worker won't do.

Posted by: Stinkbug driver at March 10, 2015 02:32 PM (iQ0N3)

417 Let's compare dicks:

Walker's: AmTrak train could ride it from NYC to New Orleans.

Obama's: "Innie"

Posted by: Bad Dog Puppy Treats at March 10, 2015 08:09 PM (XV6Ul)

418 Want to raise the wages of the waging class? It could be done quite easily. People wouldn't need flippin raise if they weren't paying so much in fica, medicare, and federal, state, and local taxes. Want people to have a bigger paycheck? Cut taxes!!! Period!!! End of story!! Yeah, and thanks for the concern about my pay. Stop taking my money and stop acting like ya care about us wage slaves 'cuz ya dont!

Posted by: mistress overdone at March 11, 2015 11:09 PM (2/oBD)

419 Tatoo de plane

This congress won't overturn jack. This republicsn congress is the lame duck. They are the biggest bunch of wimps to ever set foot in D.C.. we have a cry baby for speaker and a dullard for Senate majority leader. Bunch of wimps!!!

Posted by: mistress overdone at March 11, 2015 11:13 PM (2/oBD)

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