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Per Ekström, "Evening at Borgholm" (1905)

Posted by: rdbrewer at 12:21 PM




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1
Dammit.

*removes forend-mounted flashlight from rifle*

Posted by: The Sniper at December 17, 2015 12:22 PM (gwpf+)

2
Speaking of dammit, missed the opportunity to yell FIRST!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 17, 2015 12:23 PM (gwpf+)

3 I prefer pretty landscapes ... but I guess that is famous art.

Posted by: Illiniwek at December 17, 2015 12:23 PM (26Yu7)

4 The Eye of Sauron !!!! RUNAWAY !!!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Lord of the Circlethingies Critic ... at December 17, 2015 12:24 PM (oZKRQ)

5 Well, the lampposts look ready, who's got the rope?

Posted by: random lurker at December 17, 2015 12:25 PM (+tRIN)

6 "Eye of Sauron; the Early Years"

Posted by: Blue Hen at December 17, 2015 12:25 PM (326rv)

7 That's right before the aliens grab you.

Posted by: HH at December 17, 2015 12:26 PM (DrCtv)

8 So, often, early in the morning here, there is some impressionist painting showing a landscape in the evening or at dusk or night.

Today is a good example.

Why is that?

Posted by: zombie at December 17, 2015 12:26 PM (jBuUi)

9 3 I prefer pretty landscapes ... but I guess that is famous art.
Posted by: Illiniwek at December 17, 2015 12:23 PM (26Yu7)


I look nothing like that. Well, maybe my hair.

Posted by: Art Garfunkel at December 17, 2015 12:26 PM (vgIRn)

10 "Eye of Sauron; the Early Years"

Oh God. No Prequel ideas!!!! NO PREQUELS!!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Lord of the Circlethingies Critic ... at December 17, 2015 12:26 PM (oZKRQ)

11 Evenings at Borgholm...do not look warm and inviting. Unless you are Dracula.

Posted by: IC at December 17, 2015 12:26 PM (a0IVu)

12 5
Well, the lampposts look ready, who's got the rope?

Posted by: random lurker at December 17, 2015 12:25 PM (+tRIN)


thread winner

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 17, 2015 12:27 PM (FsuaD)

13 I guess we've seen all the good art.

This is what's left.

Posted by: jwest at December 17, 2015 12:27 PM (Zs4uk)

14 Late in 1904 famed artist Per Ekstrom began just 'mailing it in'.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 17, 2015 12:27 PM (NeFrd)

15 Gaslighting

Posted by: Bigby's Fistful of Dice at December 17, 2015 12:28 PM (Re1G8)

16 Since Limbaugh has gone to commercial, the musical accompaniment to this art appreciation will be "Painted Black" by the Rolling Stones.

Posted by: Ouija Jamma at December 17, 2015 12:28 PM (e5C6y)

17 I was thinking about writing my congressman about the budget deal.....Fully funding Obama....Fuck.Them.All As Rush says....a democrats wet dream

You can write all you want. Those imbeciles will do whatever they and their donors want them to do.

We the people are irrelevant and have been that way for many years.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 17, 2015 12:28 PM (LUgeY)

18 Thanks, rd. I was waiting for this. I'll consider it as a birthday gift. :^) And if anyone else wants to give me a gift that coasts nothing and would be appreciated. please use this thread to.

!. Not mention politics

2. Talk about something/someone that gives you joy-ie, not the thought of Obama being disemboweled by a emu ;^)

3. Provide a joke or cartoon-O.k. Political ones are o.k.

4. Talk about a blessing or more than one in your life

5. And if you'd prefer not to participate that's o.k. too- just don't tell me "GFY" It is my birthday after all. You can save that for tomorrow. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 17, 2015 12:28 PM (No/ki)

19 You will be assimilated.

Posted by: Borg Holm at December 17, 2015 12:28 PM (FkBIv)

20 Alternate painting title:

I Painted This With My Ass!

Posted by: Sharkman at December 17, 2015 12:29 PM (WsqCN)

21 Late in 1904 famed artist Per Ekstrom began just 'mailing it in'.

It's not like he could upload it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 17, 2015 12:29 PM (YEelc)

22 "Eye of Sauron; the Early Years"

Oh God. No Prequel ideas!!!! NO PREQUELS!!!!
Posted by: Adriane the Lord of the Circlethingies Critic

Coming Spring 2017: Sauron on Ice

Posted by: Blue Hen at December 17, 2015 12:29 PM (326rv)

23 Place looks all rapey.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 17, 2015 12:29 PM (FsuaD)

24
Eye of Sauron II: Whale Oil Boogaloo

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 17, 2015 12:29 PM (gwpf+)

25 Swedish art rejected by Ingmar Bergman for being "too cheerful and upbeat."

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 17, 2015 12:30 PM (ACCTs)

26 We'll leave the light on for ya.

Posted by: Tom Bodett, checking all the peepholes at December 17, 2015 12:30 PM (2oWD2)

27 Our tin-pot dictator and his political ruling class cronies are fast turning this country into a third world shithole.

Posted by: Fritz at December 17, 2015 12:30 PM (UzPAd)

28 2. Talk about something/someone that gives you joy-ie, not the thought of Obama being disemboweled by a emu ;^)

Paul Ryan being disemboweled by a emu ???

Posted by: Adriane the Lord of the Circlethingies Critic ... at December 17, 2015 12:30 PM (oZKRQ)

29 When is our very own Royal Family (gag) leaving for their Hawaiian vacay?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 17, 2015 12:31 PM (FsuaD)

30 Happy birthday, FenelonSpoke.

Hope it's a Great and Fabulous daY.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 17, 2015 12:31 PM (YEelc)

31 So, often, early in the morning here, there is some impressionist painting showing a landscape in the evening or at dusk or night.

Today is a good example.

Why is that?
____________

Because, Zombie, it's rdbrewer's message to us that we are in our waning years. IOW, boned, we are.

Posted by: fly gal at December 17, 2015 12:31 PM (8TdcF)

32 We'll leave the light on.

Posted by: Motel 6 at December 17, 2015 12:31 PM (SG2QZ)

33 One does not simply walk into Borgholm.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 17, 2015 12:32 PM (kpqmD)

34 Happy b-day, Fenelon

Posted by: HH at December 17, 2015 12:32 PM (DrCtv)

35 Not so open with all you Morons crowding the joint.

Posted by: Crabby cupcake at December 17, 2015 12:32 PM (LIv4c)

36 I like it.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 17, 2015 12:32 PM (iQIUe)

37 33
Happy birthday, FenelonSpoke.



Happy B-Day!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 17, 2015 12:32 PM (FsuaD)

38 Lights on in the treehouse.

Posted by: wth at December 17, 2015 12:32 PM (HgMAr)

39 Aka Solmċlaren (the sun painter)

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 17, 2015 12:32 PM (9jeGC)

40 Per has some nice paintings, but most of them seem too dark to me. I guess that's because of living so far North. Even in his brighter ones the Sun is always low in the sky. Anyway, nice choice for the day!

Posted by: goon at December 17, 2015 12:32 PM (gy5kE)

41 Happy Birfday, F-Bomb.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 17, 2015 12:33 PM (LUgeY)

42 2. Talk about something/someone that gives you joy-ie, not the thought of Obama being disemboweled by a emu ;^)
3. Provide a joke or cartoon-O.k. Political ones are o.k.


How about a joke cartoon of Obama being disemboweled by an emu?

That'd cheer me up, too.

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 17, 2015 12:33 PM (ACCTs)

43 Tom Bodett was already in here.

Should have known.

Posted by: Garrett at December 17, 2015 12:33 PM (SG2QZ)

44 It is my birthday after all.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke


Happy Birthday, FenelonSpoke ...

May you enjoy your day ...

I am grateful for veterinary medicine so my Psycho Kitty can have some pain meds ...

Posted by: Adriane the Lord of the Circlethingies Critic ... at December 17, 2015 12:34 PM (oZKRQ)

45 Happy birthday, Fenelon. Hope the partying starts tonight and doesn't end till Sunday.

Posted by: IC at December 17, 2015 12:34 PM (a0IVu)

46 Happy Birthday, FS. Love reading your posts.

Posted by: fly gal at December 17, 2015 12:34 PM (8TdcF)

47 Happy Birthday, Fenolon's poke.



Did anyone remember the bring the damn cake?

Posted by: Dang at December 17, 2015 12:34 PM (2oWD2)

48 On a cloud of sound I drift in the night
Any place it goes is right
Goes far, flies near, to the stars away from here

Well, you don't know what we can find
Why don't you come with me little girl
On a magic carpet ride
You don't know what we can see
Why don't you tell your dreams to me
Fantasy will set you free
Close your eyes girl
Look inside girl
Let the sound take you away

Posted by: Ouija Jamma at December 17, 2015 12:34 PM (e5C6y)

49 Happy Birthday Fenelon! Many happy reruns! Or is it retreads? Retributions? I forget...

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 17, 2015 12:34 PM (kpqmD)

50 Happy Birthday Fen!



Blessing- the horde folk

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 17, 2015 12:35 PM (9jeGC)

51 Happy Birfday, F-Bomb

F-Bomb. LOL Com'on. I used "f'ing" once in one thread-not directed to any poster and I'm now baptized as F-bomb? ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 17, 2015 12:35 PM (No/ki)

52 Where's Tumnus?

Posted by: Dang at December 17, 2015 12:36 PM (2oWD2)

53 Happy birthday, Fenelon!

Posted by: Crabby cupcake at December 17, 2015 12:36 PM (LIv4c)

54 32 When is our very own Royal Family (gag) leaving for their Hawaiian vacay?


Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 17, 2015 12:31 PM (FsuaD)


Right after they screw something else up completely. Wouldn't want to leave without starting a fire of some kind.

Posted by: goon at December 17, 2015 12:36 PM (gy5kE)

55 >>Per has some nice paintings, but most of them seem too dark to me



He was a Piker.

Posted by: Kirchner at December 17, 2015 12:36 PM (SG2QZ)

56 *reads provisions of omnibus bill, practically has a rage stroke*

That's it. The hell with them all. I'm switching to Trump.

You bastards deserve nothing less.

Posted by: locarno at December 17, 2015 12:36 PM (+o6d+)

57 Happy Birthday FS! May each year be as good as all the ones before it!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 17, 2015 12:37 PM (9krrF)

58 Blooper in a church Christmas bulletin:

"The choir will sing, 'I heard the bills on Christmas day.'"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 17, 2015 12:37 PM (No/ki)

59 I am grateful that we are only 8 anchor bolts away from having the water cabinet in place (to the point where we can get the heater installed) ...

Posted by: Adriane the Lord of the Circlethingies Critic ... at December 17, 2015 12:38 PM (oZKRQ)

60 I was thinking about writing my congressman about the budget deal.....Fully funding Obama....Fuck.Them.All As Rush says....a democrats wet dream
Posted by: Mr.KnowItAll at December 17, 2015 12:25 PM (uJK1E)

Write the SHILL first

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 17, 2015 12:38 PM (gf8BH)

61 "The choir will sing, 'I heard the bills on Christmas day.'"

Well we don't know what game was on the radio, so...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 17, 2015 12:38 PM (9krrF)

62 7 I was thinking about writing my congressman about the budget deal.....Fully funding Obama....Fuck.Them.All As Rush says....a democrats wet dream

I am a little over halfway through reading the omnibus. The idea that the Democrats got everything they wanted is wrong. In fact, Pelosi has just announced she may not be able to provide the Democratic votes necessary for passage.

@AlexNBCNews 6m ago "NO," Pelosi tells @LukeRussert, she is NOT confident she can provide Democratic votes to get omnibus through tomorrow

@LukeRussert 2m ago Pelosi says ban being lifted on crude oil exports lack of aid for Puerto Rico is hurting #Dems vote number on budget bill.

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at December 17, 2015 12:39 PM (YjDyJ)

63 I hope more people have given thought to the idea of tossing aside due process when we get control of the Department of Justice.

Imagine specially built cells with glass walls where ordinary citizens and bus loads of school children can watch former Obama officials being gang raped in prison.

Maybe 24/7 video channels showing Lois Lerner's smug remarks in committee hearings side by side with her being beaten in the prison shower room.

Posted by: jwest at December 17, 2015 12:39 PM (Zs4uk)

64 At least the Democrats stay bought.

It must be nice, having your elected leaders delivering on promises.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 17, 2015 12:39 PM (kZVsz)

65 Rush has been on the spending bill like a boss. To recap:

Obamacare... fully funded.
Planned Parenthood... fully funded.
Obama's Syrian refugee plan... fully funded.
Everything the Democrats wanted... fully funded.

I don't know why I even bother to vote anymore.

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 17, 2015 12:39 PM (ACCTs)

66 Did anyone remember the bring the damn cake?

Got left out in the rain, sorry ...

Posted by: Adriane the Lord of the Circlethingies Critic ... at December 17, 2015 12:39 PM (oZKRQ)

67 The Obama administration is set to release another 17 detainees from Guantánamo Bay. The New York Times reports that the defense secretary has notified Congress of the iminent transfers:

The Obama administration appears to be on the cusp of the largest round of transfers of Guantánamo Bay detainees in a single month since 2007, a move that could reduce the detainee population there to as low as 90 by mid- to late January, according to officials familiar with internal deliberations.

Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter has notified Congress in recent days that he has approved 17 proposed transfers of lower-level detainees, said the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss matters that have not yet been made public. Congress has required Mr. Carter to certify that security standards have been met at least 30 days before any transfers.


Low risk my ass

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 17, 2015 12:39 PM (gf8BH)

68 I am a little over halfway through reading the omnibus. The idea that the Democrats got everything they wanted is wrong. In fact, Pelosi has just announced she may not be able to provide the Democratic votes necessary for passage.

So much for that clean bill horseshit.

Posted by: Blue Hen at December 17, 2015 12:40 PM (326rv)

69 F-Bomb. LOL Com'on. I used "f'ing" once in one thread-not directed to any poster and I'm now baptized as F-bomb? ;^)

Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk. Baptized in Valu-Rite, maybe.

Welcome to the dark side.

Just kidding, as you know. Have a great day and a good dinner, too, FS.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 17, 2015 12:40 PM (LUgeY)

70 65 "The choir will sing, 'I heard the bills on Christmas day.'"

I don't usually hear the bills until my credit cards come due after Christmas.

Then I hear them real loud.

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 17, 2015 12:41 PM (ACCTs)

71 58 32 When is our very own Royal Family (gag) leaving for their Hawaiian vacay?


Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 17, 2015 12:31 PM (FsuaD)


Right after they screw something else up completely. Wouldn't want to leave without starting a fire of some kind.
Posted by: goon at December 17, 2015 12:36 PM (gy5kE)


Right after he provides solace and comfort to the victims of his policies.

He won't rush through that at all. Swearsies.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 17, 2015 12:41 PM (9jeGC)

72 During the children's sermon on the third Sunday of, Advent at First Baptist Church in Gainesville, Florida, the youth minister remarked: "Bethlehem was a real small town. In fact, it was so small I bet they didn't have a Pizza Hut."

One lad quickly and seriously remarked, "Maybe they had a little Caesars"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 17, 2015 12:41 PM (No/ki)

73 As far as the omnibus is concerned, I will take a position once I finish reading the bill in its entirety. I have finished the tax extenders bill and feel it is a good bill. As always, there are some things I dislike but there is more to like than dislike.

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at December 17, 2015 12:41 PM (YjDyJ)

74 Got left out in the rain, sorry ...

Posted by: Adriane the Lord of the Circlethingies Critic ... at December 17, 2015 12:39 PM (oZKRQ)


I'll take "Dumbest Song Lyrics Ever" for $400, Alex...

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 17, 2015 12:42 PM (ACCTs)

75 The appropriate response to the GOP after its epic failure on the spending bill.

http://tinyurl.com/kv24k3a

Posted by: WOPR at December 17, 2015 12:42 PM (LTDSy)

76 Ash Carter has that Jeh Johnson expression on his face.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 17, 2015 12:43 PM (FkBIv)

77 RE: Pelosi's claim to uncertainty about democrat votes

Pelosi lies. Not the expert to which one wants to appeal as an authority on an issue under discussion.

Pelosi lays the foundation for blaming the GOP should the bill fail to pass. It is a overt PsyWarOP to terrorize the leadership of the GOP.

Posted by: Ouija Jamma at December 17, 2015 12:43 PM (e5C6y)

78 66 I believe anything that comes out of Pelosi's yap exactly zero percent of the time. They're all in on it, the Dems, the GOPe, the MSM.

Posted by: antisocialist at December 17, 2015 12:44 PM (URQzD)

79 Reading the morning threads is like watching a horror movie: you keep seeing something out the corner of your eye, but when you look again, it's gone.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 17, 2015 12:44 PM (kZVsz)

80 Happy Fuckin' Birthday, Fenelon!

Posted by: Garrett at December 17, 2015 12:45 PM (SG2QZ)

81 @ChadPergram 46m ago Rep Gutierrez on what Dem ldrs [and] admin allowed in omnibus: I think they could have done better.

47m ago Gutierrez on GOP [and] omnibus: Let them put up the majority of the vote. They don't need Luis Gutierrez.

@JakeSherman 32m ago INSIDE THE SPENDING FIGHT - The liberals that are trying to sink the deal. Pelosi's retort. Rs lining up votes http://politi.co/1Oykp5n

@laurennfrench 16m ago Nancy Pelosi already said she'll support the omnibus bill tomorrow but said getting over the crude oil ban was the biggest hurdle for her

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at December 17, 2015 12:45 PM (YjDyJ)

82 80 Obamacare... fully funded.
Planned Parenthood... fully funded.
Obama's Syrian refugee plan... fully funded.
Everything the Democrats wanted... fully funded.
-------------------------------------------------
....and GOP's middle finger, fully extended....

*fuck the fucking fuckers*
Posted by: Mr.KnowItAll at December 17, 2015 12:43 PM (uJK1E)

And their fucking friends.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 17, 2015 12:46 PM (kpqmD)

83 Hey Miss80s, how much will this bill lower the federal debt?

How about the House tries doing an actual budget for a change? You know, their job.

Posted by: Crabby cupcake at December 17, 2015 12:46 PM (LIv4c)

84 86 Happy Fuckin' Birthday, Fenelon!

Posted by: Garrett at December 17, 2015 12:45 PM (SG2QZ)


Now that's funny.

Posted by: jwest at December 17, 2015 12:47 PM (Zs4uk)

85 RE: Pelosi's claim to uncertainty about democrat votes

Pelosi lies. Not the expert to which one wants to appeal as an authority on an issue under discussion.

Pelosi lays the foundation for blaming the GOP should the bill fail to pass. It is a overt PsyWarOP to terrorize the leadership of the GOP.

Posted by: Ouija Jamma at

Agreed. The Stupid party is just that, and she knows it. Why stop now? It's not as though they can repackage this POS as sound policy, so they've burned that bridge behind them. And they aren't willing tofight Pelosi to their front. The only question now is how bad the surrender terms will be.

Thank Christ those icky so-cons and tea party types are out of the picture. Cause they might have fucked this up.

Posted by: Blue Hen at December 17, 2015 12:47 PM (326rv)

86 Want


http://tinyurl.com/zk9yd35

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 17, 2015 12:47 PM (9jeGC)

87 The government claims there is negative inflation; does the omnibus increase or decrease spending from last year to this?

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 17, 2015 12:47 PM (kZVsz)

88 >>I get a sinking feeling white people are gonna get their ass kicked



Only in the Tribal Zones.

Posted by: Garrett at December 17, 2015 12:47 PM (SG2QZ)

89 Ace is awake.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 17, 2015 12:47 PM (LUgeY)

90 75 So are they all going on one publicly funded military aircraft, or is Mooch insisting on using an entire squadron again?

Posted by: antisocialist at December 17, 2015 12:48 PM (URQzD)

91 I like oddball or unusual Christmas songs

This season haven't heard any. Isn't that odd? Like not any at all. We're they banned?

Posted by: Bigby's Fistful of Dice at December 17, 2015 12:49 PM (Re1G8)

92 Mu G-D the SHILL comes out of the woodwork to defend the indefenseble

Sheesh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 17, 2015 12:50 PM (gf8BH)

93 Cleanup on aisle 85 requested. Please observe troll containment protocols. Thank you.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 17, 2015 12:51 PM (9krrF)

94 96 75 So are they all going on one publicly funded military aircraft, or is Mooch insisting on using an entire squadron again?

Posted by: antisocialist at December 17, 2015 12:48 PM (URQzD)

Not sure. Wouldn't be surprised if they flew separate.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 17, 2015 12:51 PM (9jeGC)

95 Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone as well as for the blessings in your life contributions.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 17, 2015 12:54 PM (No/ki)

96 Sitting here in the hospital waiting room watching CNN, which I never, ever do, ever...cripes, is their studio directly under OBlowzo's bed for easier access??? Shameful.

Posted by: antisocialist at December 17, 2015 12:55 PM (URQzD)

97 HBD, FenelonSpoke (if you're still reading this stomped thread).

It's my Dad's bdy. He'd've been 98 if he'd lived.

Posted by: mindful webworker - happily at December 17, 2015 01:01 PM (/B6Iw)

98

OMG

he is awful

doom. he brings doom

Posted by: ThunderB at December 17, 2015 01:03 PM (zOTsN)

99 he is the least reassuring president ever ever ever

Posted by: ThunderB at December 17, 2015 01:04 PM (zOTsN)

100 Wow, Obama is not saying anything new.

About the only improvement is he is not doing that rushed, emphatic 'reading bullets off a list' delivery he does when he wants to appear large and in charge.

Still not reassuring us, dude.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 17, 2015 01:05 PM (NOIQH)

101 Thanks, MWW,

There is a boy in the congregation which I do drama with who s turning 13 today. I like these stories of a Dec 17th birthday that spans the generations. I was really supposed to be born in February. An incubator saved me. :^)

If you care to, please tell me a little about your dad. I'd like to know.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 17, 2015 01:06 PM (No/ki)

102 69 Rush has been on the spending bill like a boss. To recap:

Obamacare... fully funded.
Planned Parenthood... fully funded.
Obama's Syrian refugee plan... fully funded.
Everything the Democrats wanted... fully funded.

(1) ObamaCare: The omnibus blocks a potential risk corridor bailout. No new funding for ObamaCare is included.

(2) Abortion: Appropriators secured several pro-life provisions, including a ban on gene editing and a cut to the UN Population Fund. The House will be voting on a budget reconciliation package that repeals ObamaCare and defunds Planned Parenthood in January.

(3) Refugees: According to House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers, 2/3 of the refugee resettlement money is for overseas. Furthermore, the Senate will be voting on the House refugee bill most likely in January. The House will also be introducing several other bills. As for the visa waiver program, the House's reforms are included in the omnibus.

(4) Reid wanted a rider regarding the Trust Indenture Act in the omnibus; it did not make the final cut. Neither did Pelosi's wishes on guns nor a bankruptcy provision for Puerto Rico (http://bit.ly/1moUuGT). The Democrats also lost on the First Amendment provisions that block IRS and SEC restrictions on political speech (http://bit.ly/1RSfEZM). Furthermore, the Labor Department is prevented from raising the minimum wage for federal contractors while EPA funding was cut to 2008 levels. The Cadillac Tax is delayed for two years and the HIT as well as the Internet Freedom Tax for one. Another initiative that was delayed was the incandescent light bulb ban. These are just some of the provisions won by the Republicans in the omnibus.

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at December 17, 2015 01:09 PM (YjDyJ)

103 Fuck Ryan and the horse he rode in on....and every one of the R's who voted him in, both in his district and in the House.

This shift and shaft the American people game must end. What is it with them?

Get him out of there...somebody primary him please.

Are they victims of some elaborate mind twisting game of Satan's?

Posted by: torabora at December 17, 2015 01:12 PM (ncwJ7)

104 Thx for the info,. Miss 80s baby

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 17, 2015 01:15 PM (No/ki)

105 89 How about the House tries doing an actual budget for a change? You know, their job.

The omnibus is an appropriations bill, not a budget. Basically, Boehner's budget deal set the top-lines and the appropriators filled them in via negotiations between the House and Senate Appropriations Committees. House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers testified before the Rules Committee about the various provisions in the bill yesterday. That testimony is here (http://cs.pn/1T4h020).

As far as the reasons for doing an omnibus are concerned, the primary problem was unsurprisingly in the Senate. Frankly, at this point I would be open to changing some of the Senate rules. I would also note that, when the House GOP Conference was canvassed as to their preference, they overwhelmingly chose an omnibus over individual bills because some members did not wish to take risks in an election year, which I think is ridiculous. That said, the expectation for next year is that they will do the individual bills.

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at December 17, 2015 01:18 PM (YjDyJ)

106 Posted by: Miss80sBaby at December 17, 2015 01:09 PM (YjDyJ)

please repost it on the "They did it again" thread. It's bad, yes-it could have been even worse.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 17, 2015 01:18 PM (No/ki)

107 93 Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 17, 2015 12:50 PM (gf8BH)

Again, I have already stated that, thus far, the tax extenders bill is the better of the two. I am not yet finished with the omnibus but I would currently describe it as a mixed bag. That said, as I have already mentioned, I do think they could have gotten a better deal had some members not opposed the omnibus prior to the bill being written. For every vote you lose, you have to make it up with votes elsewhere,so those refusals as well as the "vote no, hope yes" caucus made the bill more liberal than it would have been otherwise. My recollection is that the Republicans opening bid was basically their wish list. Regardless, some of the items not specifically prohibited are going to be addressed next month and the authorizing committees have the power to address other concerns. The rank-and-file need to stop relying so heavily on the appropriators and actually do their jobs.

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at December 17, 2015 01:24 PM (YjDyJ)

108 Fenelon - Happy Birthday!! May the day be full of joy and love!

Posted by: Beth M at December 17, 2015 01:25 PM (kiy9d)

109 Thanks, Beth. It already is, :^)

And same to you even though it isn't your birthday.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 17, 2015 01:26 PM (No/ki)

110 Since mostly everybody seems to be in the "F the GOP; They did it again" thread. (I'm disappointed but hardly surprised at what they do although it sounds like more votes will come in January) I'll post this devotional:

"What does prayer mean- to God?"

A Brooklyn Tabernacle devotional

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jbeukfo

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 17, 2015 01:30 PM (No/ki)

111 Fenelon - thanks! It's a nice rainy day here. Making mint chocolate fudge and some playdough for a couple of neighbor families. No complaints today.

Posted by: Beth M at December 17, 2015 01:31 PM (kiy9d)

112 Hopefully the mint chocolate fudge and the playdough aren't combined together in one recipe, Beth. ;^)

And the fudge sounds delicious. How nice of you to do that for your neighbors

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 17, 2015 01:33 PM (No/ki)

113 I think I'll just stay here and post things for my own enjoyment rather than venture out to the other thread right now:

Christmas Rest-an "Our Daily Bread" devotional:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jbeukfo

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 17, 2015 01:36 PM (No/ki)

114 Posted by: Miss80sBaby at December 17, 2015 01:09 PM (YjDyJ)


Wow, great job of analysis. Well done!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 17, 2015 01:51 PM (oKE6c)

115 Fenelon - the neighbor kids play with our boy all the time and the parents are nice - and nice to him. Seems the least I can do.

Posted by: Beth M at December 17, 2015 01:52 PM (kiy9d)

116 Bu not everyone would think of it. You sound like a very dear and thoughtful person, Beth.

God bless!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 17, 2015 01:53 PM (No/ki)

117 #67 When there are only two islamic killers left in Club Gitmo, the one they let loose on the world will be by definition 'low level'.
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When they come to get YOU, you will be, by definition, 'high level'.

We wouldn't want Gitmo cells to go empty?


Posted by: torabora at December 17, 2015 02:59 PM (9HWk9)

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