EMT 12/20/15 [krakatoa]

Home again, home again, jiggity-jig.

Fingers crossed, my travels are done until sometime in January. In fact, I'm lucky enough to have the rest of the year off, and I intend to make the most of it.

Home projects, playtime with the little girl, a little long-delayed video game action, and a variety of delectable treats are in the plans.

And since I couldn't seem to go anywhere this past week without someone coughing on me, I expect I'll instead be laid up with whatever ick is popular these days.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 06:00 AM




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1 It's game day
Good morning again horde

Posted by: Skip at December 20, 2015 05:59 AM (k0xxN)

2 Wow, an early EMT. What am I doing up this time of day?

Posted by: Farmer at December 20, 2015 06:02 AM (o/90i)

3 I would say Good Morning back at ya but I'm learning about Hamster guided artillery shells.

Thanks Seamus the book is just plain awesome so far.

Posted by: Tim in Illinios Old and Unimproved but reduced in Price. at December 20, 2015 06:03 AM (WVsWD)

4 Good Morning Morons. Today is Sunday, December 20, 2015. On this day in 1946 Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life was first released in New York City.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 06:09 AM (t2KH5)

5 Scankles is really a dumb campaigner. If her name were anything but Clinton she would have been laughed out of the campaign long ago.


http://fxn.ws/1m0OGTT

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 06:10 AM (t2KH5)

6 New muzzie group disowns CAIR.


http://fxn.ws/1QSh59S

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 06:10 AM (t2KH5)

7 There is a movement afoot to primary RINO Ryan.


http://bit.ly/1mtrkX4

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 06:10 AM (t2KH5)

8 And Scankles got really low marks on the Drudge poll for her crappy performance.


http://bit.ly/1Ih2HGT

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 06:10 AM (t2KH5)

9 Obama has already commuted or pardoned more people than the last 5 Presidents combined. What's up with that shit?


http://bit.ly/1QBOeId

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 06:11 AM (t2KH5)

10
Jordan has begun deporting a flood of asylum seekers. The UN is not happy with this. I say tough shit.


http://bit.ly/1QShHMA

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 06:11 AM (t2KH5)

11 And the Dem debate moderator was all in Scankles' back pocket.


http://bit.ly/1ZiwvXS

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 06:11 AM (t2KH5)

12 Why is the DNC all in Scankles' back pocket? Could it be because she is giving them money?


http://bit.ly/1NExNFd

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 06:12 AM (t2KH5)

13 Americans in general do not like the Democrats call for ugly weapons bans.


http://bit.ly/22hxmdQ

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 06:12 AM (t2KH5)

14
Obama shutdown homeland security investigation of Islamic terrorists.


http://bit.ly/1NZG9e9

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 06:12 AM (t2KH5)

15 Democrats in congress dance and gloat because RINO Ryan gave away the store.


http://bit.ly/1YsqDJq

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 06:12 AM (t2KH5)

16 Ramirez


http://bit.ly/1k9SvEr

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 06:13 AM (t2KH5)

17 Holy crap! 0530?!?!

I gotta get some sleep......

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at December 20, 2015 06:16 AM (WWdgA)

18 If you "friend zone" me then I will shun you. I need romance.

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 20, 2015 06:16 AM (9vLZK)

19
The Daily Deals


http://amzn.to/1YtwMVE


That's it for today folks. Not much out there today.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 06:18 AM (t2KH5)

20 Mornin'

Went to see Mannheim Steamroller last night. I'm tired. Can't sleep though.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 20, 2015 06:20 AM (HMt16)

21 And it is a whopping 24.9F out there right now and still dropping.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 06:21 AM (t2KH5)

22 Over here t'NW Illinois, we are at 36. With forties and fifties predicted for Xmas week. I love this so much.

Posted by: Lizabth at December 20, 2015 06:23 AM (3v3uS)

23 The temp here topped out yesterday at 50.0F. They are predicting 56F here today.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 06:24 AM (t2KH5)

24 Good morning fine people. It just doesn't feel Christmas-ee when it's mostly clear and 59.

Posted by: fastfreefall at December 20, 2015 06:25 AM (a8GeM)

25 Good morning, Vic

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 20, 2015 06:25 AM (OkAU/)

26 A balmy 28 here. Better than the 9 on Thursday.

Posted by: Infidel at December 20, 2015 06:27 AM (Ao1Et)

27 It is supposed to start warming up Monday night but with that comes rain.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 06:27 AM (t2KH5)

28 30 here in central KY.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at December 20, 2015 06:29 AM (DMoow)

29 Gotta be at/above 50F here. Central hasn't fired up.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 20, 2015 06:31 AM (OkAU/)

30 26 here in WNY, headed for sunny and 40s this afternoon. It was cold as hell running around downtown Buffalo last night, despite wearing a heavy turtleneck, a Columbia fleece and a leather jacket.

Then it's going to warm up next week. 2nd straight green Christmas coming up.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 20, 2015 06:31 AM (HMt16)

31 morning all
couldn't sleep very much, oh well
krakatoa enjoy your vacation, hope you don't get sick!

Posted by: chemjeff at December 20, 2015 06:36 AM (uZNvH)

32 Aaa!!! *soils underwear*

Posted by: Al Gore at December 20, 2015 06:39 AM (9vLZK)

33 yeah it's not that chilly here either, only 46
Monday is supposed to be nice, in the mid-50's

Posted by: chemjeff at December 20, 2015 06:42 AM (uZNvH)

34 Supposed to be for the high in the 70's Christmas eve and Christmas,

Posted by: Skip at December 20, 2015 06:43 AM (k0xxN)

35 Morning, Glories! Thanks for starting us up, Krak. Thanks for the report, Vic.

Says here it's 47° at the moment in NE OK, heading for almost 60 today, and around this range through Christmas. I don't mind. Not fond of cold.

Posted by: mindful webworker - am I here yet? at December 20, 2015 06:46 AM (h6BP/)

36 Guess the football game was closer than the debate, Bernie surrenders Hildabeast accepts

Posted by: Skip at December 20, 2015 06:47 AM (k0xxN)

37 "Supposed to be for the high in the 70's Christmas eve and Christmas, "


Now, Skip, remind me.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 20, 2015 06:48 AM (OkAU/)

38 Vic - I thought about stealing your moniker after that budget debacle,
Skip-we have no party

Posted by: Skip at December 20, 2015 06:51 AM (k0xxN)

39 45 here in NoVA. The weather witch doctors are saying 70 on Christmas Eve and mid 60s Christmas. I ain't complaining.

Posted by: Puddleglum, still raving about Handel's Messiah at December 20, 2015 06:51 AM (k13Tt)

40 For something I was writing, I've been trying to think of a word. At least, I think there's a word. My agitated brain cells even think it starts with "c." Online thesauri have not been helpful. I've often found that once I put a question out there, the answer occurs to me. So, I thought I'd horde-source it. Ought to at least be good for a few laughs.

Exemplary, conservative moral rectitude, especially sexually. Celibacy when single, connubially faithful, "straight" as the twisted used to say.

11 down, twelve letters. (Just kidding on that part.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - thesaurus rex at December 20, 2015 06:56 AM (h6BP/)

41 38
Vic - I thought about stealing your moniker after that budget debacle,

Skip-we have no party

Posted by: Skip at December 20, 2015 06:51 AM (k0xxN)

I'm back. Younger brother from GA called wanting to know when we were coming down. As for the budget sellout yes, the Democraps are dancing and singing because RINO Ryan gave them everything they wanted and more. The Democrats still run congress because we have no party.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 06:57 AM (t2KH5)

42 For the record I hate snow, lost my first truck on a hill with not much more than a inch of it.

Posted by: Skip at December 20, 2015 06:57 AM (k0xxN)

43 I was hoping she would bring the Big Red Reset button.

Posted by: william at December 20, 2015 06:58 AM (cwAFZ)

44 chaste?

Posted by: chemjeff at December 20, 2015 07:00 AM (uZNvH)

45
Watched a few more episodes of Making A Murderer on netflix. He's guilty. His nephew is guilty. His previous wrongful conviction did not cause him to rape, torture, kill, dismember and burn a young woman. All these tools slobbering all over him and claiming conspiracies are sick.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 20, 2015 07:02 AM (iQIUe)

46 Ah, December. A time when Progressive scolds gather together to decry the inherent rapeyness of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" for the umpteenth time, while completely ignoring the historical context and the fact that date-rape drugs didn't exist when the song was written.

The little brain-dead twits at the AV Club are engaged in a furious orgy of BiCO-bashing as we speak.

"Hey, the right-wing nutjobs are bad enough with their songs to their Magick Sky God, but this song is worse, amirite? No means no! "No" is a complete sentence! Blah blah blah blah blah."

Don't they ever get tired of this shit?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 20, 2015 07:03 AM (HMt16)

47 Black Lives Matter! Even during the Christmas season??

Chicago: 3 shot 426/2474

Baltimore: Four men were wounded in separate shootings in Baltimore on Saturday, police said. 331? Every time a cop pulls his gun now, someone has their phone out, and second guessing why did he have to shot the poor, not doing nutting prep.

Posted by: Colin at December 20, 2015 07:10 AM (T3Tpd)

48 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bbuBubZ1yE

Posted by: chemjeff at December 20, 2015 07:12 AM (uZNvH)

49 chemjeff, "chaste" -don't think it's specifically what I was thinking of (if I was thinking of a specific word), but a good word for what I wanted. Thanks.

Posted by: mindful webworker - thesaurus wrecks at December 20, 2015 07:13 AM (h6BP/)

50 Well I guess it could be "cromulent"

Posted by: chemjeff at December 20, 2015 07:17 AM (uZNvH)

51 What is it with cats and Christmas trees? Cat just pulled my tree down.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 07:19 AM (t2KH5)

52 well, it's probably all the shiny things + a new thing to climb

Posted by: chemjeff at December 20, 2015 07:21 AM (uZNvH)

53

DAY 1,136

324 to go (397 to Inauguration Day )

Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, Mao-suits, McCain's, McConnell's, Mahdi megatons, machiavellian Mississippi mudslingers, McAuliffe's, Maduro's, MIRV's, Mexifornians, McKesson's, Mizzou malefactors, mewling mattress-myth manufacturers, marriage maimers, menacing Mozillan 'mo's, Myrmidons, Mugwumps, Monrovian microbes, mutants, malcontents, malthusians, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, martial law, miscreants, microaggressors, minions, maladjusted masochistic multiculturalists, momzers, mamalukes, mooks, mopes, mariuoli, meeskeits, maricons, marauders, malodorous militants, menstruating mons veneri, malfunctioning Moron microsites and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 07:22 AM (uRmWf)

54 "Hello Barbie," the world's first artificial intelligence-enabled Barbie doll, has become both the subject of delight for little girls and fear for some parents, worried their children's privacy could be at stake.

Breitbart
http://bit.ly/1Mp4V1S

Artificially intelligence-enabled Barbie doll? Whaaat?

And... isn't intelligent Barbie a contradiction in terms? Remember the pull-string version? "Math is haaard!"

Posted by: mindful webworker - artificially ignorant Ken? at December 20, 2015 07:23 AM (h6BP/)

55 Well the sun is hitting the tops of the pine trees now so maybe it will warm up some now.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 07:24 AM (t2KH5)

56 I just checked the weather for Christmas and they are predicting 70 and rainy. That isn't right.

Posted by: Lea at December 20, 2015 07:24 AM (aUjAM)

57 6 New muzzie group disowns CAIR.


http://fxn.ws/1QSh59S
Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 06:10 AM (t2KH5)

Jut like CARNO superseded ACORN, right? Yeah, sure they did.

Let me know when a Muslim group disavows the juicier tracts of the Koran - the ones about Jooz, Christians, infidels and converts.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 07:24 AM (uRmWf)

58 wait, there's an AI Barbie now?
guess math isn't hard anymore

Posted by: chemjeff at December 20, 2015 07:25 AM (uZNvH)

59 Soooooo...did anyone watch teh Great Debate last night? Even Newsboy Vic doesn't have any actual coverage -- except for the WZ thing -- and, so far, it seems to have gone off without too many people noticing.

I expected a great love fest for President Historic First II, but all I've seen so far today is that Crazy Uncle Bernie begged for forgiveness and Ma Clinton was late coming back from her toidy break.

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 20, 2015 07:25 AM (ykopX)

60 50 Well I guess it could be "cromulent"
Posted by: chemjeff at December 20, 2015 07:17 AM (uZNvH)


You can really manipsonate English quite effectively.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 07:25 AM (uRmWf)

61 57 Jut like CARNO superseded ACORN, right? Yeah, sure they did.



Let me know when a Muslim group disavows the juicier tracts of the
Koran - the ones about Jooz, Christians, infidels and converts.









Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 07:24 AM (uRmWf)

That ACORN name change was a scam so they could continue to get federal money after congress cut them off.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 07:26 AM (t2KH5)

62 59
Soooooo...did anyone watch teh Great Debate last night? Even Newsboy Vic
doesn't have any actual coverage -- except for the WZ thing -- and, so
far, it seems to have gone off without too many people noticing.

I
expected a great love fest for President Historic First II, but all
I've seen so far today is that Crazy Uncle Bernie begged for forgiveness
and Ma Clinton was late coming back from her toidy break.


Posted by: MrScribbler at December 20, 2015 07:25 AM (ykopX)


Remember, I cut the cable plug. No network TV anymore.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 07:27 AM (t2KH5)

63 Didn't the Dems have a debate last night? Not much in the online news about it at all...

Posted by: Colin at December 20, 2015 07:28 AM (T3Tpd)

64 59 Posted by: MrScribbler at December 20, 2015 07:25 AM (ykopX)


More like a combination freak show / Joe Stalin speech (or the one Goebbels made after losing Stalingrad and the Allies demanding unconditional surrender).

But debate? Ha.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 07:28 AM (uRmWf)

65 huh, wow, that AI Barbie really is basically a toy marketing spy living in your kid's bedroom

Posted by: chemjeff at December 20, 2015 07:28 AM (uZNvH)

66 61 That ACORN name change was a scam so they could continue to get federal money after congress cut them off.
Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 07:26 AM (t2KH5)


'zackly me pernt.

And good morning, good sir Vic.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 07:29 AM (uRmWf)

67 63
Didn't the Dems have a debate last night? Not much in the online news about it at all...


Posted by: Colin at December 20, 2015 07:28 AM (T3Tpd)

Read the link above. Looks like it wasn't much of a "debate". It was a Scankles worship session.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 07:29 AM (t2KH5)

68 66 And good morning, good sir Vic.





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 07:29 AM (uRmWf)

LOL, sir Vic??? Did I get a promotion to the gentry while I wasn't looking?

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 07:30 AM (t2KH5)

69
I just saw that Komrade Kolonel Sanders apologized to the old bat.

It's a friggin' dog and pony show. BUT, I will say one thing. The party and the ideology always come first with those bastards.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 07:32 AM (uRmWf)

70 Paul Ryan seems to have pissed off a rather large number of people.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 20, 2015 07:32 AM (ptqRm)

71 It was a Scankles worship session. Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 07:29 AM

So the only "debate" was a question of which Democrat could raise taxes on teh 1% most, or jack minimum wage highest?

Saw a picture of Shrillery strutting across the stage somewhere. She walks like someone stuffed a broom handle up her rectum.

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 20, 2015 07:33 AM (ykopX)

72 68 LOL, sir Vic??? Did I get a promotion to the gentry while I wasn't looking?
Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 07:30 AM (t2KH5)

You do command a certain degree of respect, although I was rather florid.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 07:33 AM (uRmWf)

73 Paul Ryan seems to have pissed off a rather large number of people.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 20, 2015 07:32 AM


I'd say the truth hasn't sunk in yet. Ryan, like Choom Boy, is still not in jail.

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 20, 2015 07:34 AM (ykopX)

74 >>Saw a picture of Shrillery strutting across the stage somewhere. She walks like someone stuffed a broom handle up her rectum.

If only...

Posted by: Hillary at December 20, 2015 07:35 AM (c7vUv)

75 70 Paul Ryan seems to have pissed off a rather large number of people.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 20, 2015 07:32 AM (ptqRm)


Not some asshole shill that goes by the name of Tyler O'Neil over at PJ Media.

It's a 5,000 word blow job that will bring about a rage stroke if you don't laugh yourself on the floor with it first.

Note the title: It's NOT sarcastic. He means it!

https://pjmedia.com/blog/paul-ryan-the-man-the-myth-the-legend

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 07:36 AM (uRmWf)

76 You can really manipsonate English quite effectively.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 07:25 AM (uRmWf)

Why thank you although cromulent is not original, it is from the Simpsons

Posted by: chemjeff at December 20, 2015 07:37 AM (uZNvH)

77 Looks as if this warming on the east coast is predicted to last through New Years day.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 20, 2015 07:37 AM (7v/r5)

78 76 Posted by: chemjeff at December 20, 2015 07:37 AM (uZNvH)


Don't be pissed, but I think Sharptone invented manipsonate.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 07:39 AM (uRmWf)

79 77 Looks as if this warming on the east coast is predicted to last through New Years day.
Posted by: free range jihadist at December 20, 2015 07:37 AM (7v/r5)


71 and rain here in Hymietown for the 24th. Wow.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 07:40 AM (uRmWf)

80 Debate went like this
B - I can give away free college
H - well I can give away free college and only raise taxes on millionaires
O - I have something to say
Mod - O we will ask you something later
H - we need sensible gun control
B - I thought of sensible gun control before you did
O - I have something to say
Mod O we will ask you something later

Posted by: Skip at December 20, 2015 07:45 AM (k0xxN)

81 VIA: Paul Ryan seems to have pissed off a rather large number of people.

Not just Ryan.

I'll say it again- of our seven Oklahoma "Republican" congressional reps & senators, only my congressman, Jim Bridenstein, voted "no" on the budget bloat bill. I yam disgustipated. This includes the vocal but useless Sen Inhoff and the newly-minted RINO Lankford.

Some of the other congresscritters offered the excuse "because it lifts a ban on exporting oil and provides funding for the military, among other measures."
http://bit.ly/1PeiiXp (Wash Times)

Wondering how the Republic of Texans voted.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Okie by birth and choice at December 20, 2015 07:46 AM (h6BP/)

82 There was a guy named Joel, no different from you or me. He worked at Gizmonic institute, just another guy in a red jumpsuit. He worked at cleaning up the place, but his bosses didn't like him so they shot him into space.
And you thought you had it bad....

Posted by: StrawMan at December 20, 2015 07:49 AM (6hLK2)

83 MWW - celibate?

Posted by: NoLongerintheBellyoftheBeast at December 20, 2015 07:53 AM (j5JpB)

84 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 20, 2015 07:53 AM (KCxzN)

85 I seem to be hearing a lot of grumbling in meat world about Ryan, the GOPe (Although they are not aware of the term itself), and an overall sense that the current Republican Party, while in power, are nothing but the Democrats lap-dogs.

I think this general anger is a good thing overall.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 20, 2015 07:55 AM (ptqRm)

86 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Friday warned Republican voters to steer clear of nominating Tea Party candidates who can't win in next year's general election.

"The way you have a good election year is to nominate people who can win," he told reporters during his final Capitol Hill press conference of 2015.

He urged Republican primary voters to avoid the mistakes of the past, mentioning several Tea Party candidates who went down in flames in recent Senate elections. ...


Alexander Bolton, The Hill
http://bit.ly/1mefWxJ

c/o Wm Jacobson, Legal Insurrection
http://bit.ly/1RxAnCR


Note the great strategy. Damn the Tea Party that gave us the Congressional majorities. Don't support, and even undermine, Constitution-supporting candidates, then blame them for not winning. Meanwhile, watch entire party go "down in flames."

Posted by: mindful webworker - disgustipated at December 20, 2015 07:57 AM (h6BP/)

87 Morning, all!

Any good news? I'm watching cooking shows because all happy, no rage stroke like the current news...

Posted by: Lizzy at December 20, 2015 07:57 AM (NOIQH)

88 bosses didn't like him so they shot him into space.

And you thought you had it bad....

And hooked Joel up with two crazy robots...Actually three if I count Gypsy

Posted by: Colin at December 20, 2015 07:57 AM (T3Tpd)

89 MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan authorities are investigating the nature of a suspect device found in a toilet aboard an Air France flight from Mauritius that made an emergency landing at Kenya's port city of Mombasa, its interior minister said on Sunday.

One passenger arrested. Mohammeds name has not yet been released.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 20, 2015 07:58 AM (7v/r5)

90 Sir Vic? Order of the Moron KBE?

Posted by: AE at December 20, 2015 07:58 AM (+ft6G)

91 What about me?

Posted by: Cambot at December 20, 2015 07:59 AM (BO/km)

92 I think this general anger is a good thing overall.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 20, 2015 07:55 AM


It's only "good" if the people it is/should be directed at actually feel it. So far, Ryan, Bitch, Choom Boy and Shrillery all seem blissfully unaware that any of their subjects constituents are less than fully content.

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 20, 2015 08:00 AM (ykopX)

93 So far, Ryan, Bitch, Choom Boy and Shrillery all seem blissfully unaware that any of their subjects constituents are less than fully content.

They should watch more cable TV...

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 20, 2015 08:02 AM (KCxzN)

94 What about me?
Posted by: Cambot at December 20, 2015 07:59 AM

You definitely don't count. No screen time.

Posted by: StrawMan at December 20, 2015 08:02 AM (6hLK2)

95 Hillary couldn't make it through the debate without taking a potty stop.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 20, 2015 08:02 AM (7v/r5)

96 Here in NC, the votes went just like I had figured.

Meadows against. I was slightly surprised our Rep Hudson voted against. He's a little too wishy-washy to get a good read on.

Ellmers for. Shocker, I know.

Burr against. He's up for re-election in 2016.

Kay Hagan, er I mean Thom Tillis for.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at December 20, 2015 08:03 AM (bPXBn)

97 >>87 Morning, all!Any good news? I'm watching cooking shows because all happy, no rage stroke like the current news...
Posted by: Lizzy at December 20, 2015 07:57 AM (NOIQH)

Hi Lizzy!

Cooking shows are about the only thing I miss off cable but they did upload a few to Netflix and run a few on PBS.

Posted by: Lea at December 20, 2015 08:03 AM (aUjAM)

98 >>Obama has already commuted or pardoned more people than the last 5 Presidents combined. What's up with that shit?

Need for soldier for the revolution, bro!

Posted by: Lizzy at December 20, 2015 08:03 AM (NOIQH)

99 What about me?

Posted by: Cambot at December 20, 2015 07:59 AM (BO/km)

Sorry Cambot, I thought about you, sort of like the debate last night, your kind of invisible like O'Malley.

Posted by: Colin at December 20, 2015 08:04 AM (T3Tpd)

100 I seem to be hearing a lot of grumbling in meat
world about Ryan, the GOPe (Although they are not aware of the term
itself), and an overall sense that the current Republican Party, while
in power, are nothing but the Democrats lap-dogs.



I think this general anger is a good thing overall.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 20, 2015 07:55 AM (ptqRm)

The cake was half-baked or something.

Fine. If Boehner did stick Ryan with a bad deal, start on the 2017 bill today. Send bill after bill to Sir Shankalot's desk. Don't wait until two months before the general election and let the left use it to bludgeon our candidates.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at December 20, 2015 08:06 AM (bPXBn)

101
Running late during debate break, Clinton walks across stage during a question. When she reached her podium, Clinton sheepishly said sorry before the debate moved on.




Cancel the AMBER Alert. We found Grammy.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 20, 2015 08:08 AM (kdS6q)

102 * slinks off to find crate of Hamdingers *

Posted by: Cambot at December 20, 2015 08:08 AM (BO/km)

103 Hi, Lea! Do they have full-length videos of Foodnetwork.com?
I would miss Ina Garten and Pioneer Woman...

Posted by: Lizzy at December 20, 2015 08:08 AM (NOIQH)

104 Cancel the AMBER Alert. We found Grammy.Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 20, 2015 08:08 AM


She probably misplaced her pocket flask. That wasn't a sheepish look on her face, she was stifling a belch.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 20, 2015 08:10 AM (7v/r5)

105 I would miss Ina Garten and Pioneer Woman... Posted by: Lizzy at December 20, 2015 08:08 AM

If Ina Garten married Danny De Vito....

I denounce myself.

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 20, 2015 08:12 AM (ykopX)

106 Obama shutdown homeland security investigation of Islamic terrorists.


http://bit.ly/1NZG9e9

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 06:12 AM (t2KH5)


Just add it to the list of things he should be in jail for but it won't even get a mention in the MFM

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 20, 2015 08:13 AM (45oDG)

107 Laurie David's Cervix: Cancel the AMBER Alert. We found Grammy.

Amber's for children. You mean Silver alert. (At least that's what they use around hyar.)

*

AltonJackson: They should watch more cable TV...

Wow, you were fast with that one. I was gonna say it.

Posted by: mindful webworker - be alert - the world needs more lerts at December 20, 2015 08:13 AM (h6BP/)

108 Making an extraordinary claim early in the debate, Clinton alleged that
ISIS is circulating videos of Trump's comments about Islam to recruit
more radical jihadists.


Why will no GOP candidate call out Hillary and Obama for "putting a chill on free speech" with this nonsense???

This talk is BS - candidates can say what they want; ISIS already hates us.
People who take pleasure in beheading children and burning alive caged prisoners do not need Trump's or any other American's words as inspiration,.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 20, 2015 08:13 AM (NOIQH)

109
Headline: Ex-DNC head Ed Rendell says Kasich-Rubio ticket would scare me most



"Drown me azz deep azz you pleases Brer Fox", sez Brer Rabbit, "but don't you flings me in dat brier-patch over yonder".

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 20, 2015 08:13 AM (kdS6q)

110 I would miss Ina Garten and Pioneer Woman...

Sounds like bad Marvel comic superheroes.

Posted by: StrawMan at December 20, 2015 08:14 AM (6hLK2)

111 From this date in 1943 in the Liri Valley of Italy.

Dec 20, 1943 The EZ Dog Journals
Scattered rain. Quiet on the front. Patrols to S. Vittore. Some contact. Col. M_____ came for short stay with Brig.




No commentary.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 20, 2015 08:14 AM (NeFrd)

112 Ina Garten De Vito

*snort*

Posted by: Lizzy at December 20, 2015 08:15 AM (NOIQH)

113 Paul Ryan seems to have pissed off a rather large number of people.





Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 20, 2015 07:32 AM (ptqRm)


The rat bastard needs to go. Unfortunately there's probably nobody in the Vichy party of any good to replace him

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 20, 2015 08:16 AM (45oDG)

114 Morning all

Merry Christmas

Fuck Fredo, The Dems, RINOs and SHILLs

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 20, 2015 08:16 AM (DUoqb)

115 Why will no GOP candidate call out Hillary and Obama for "putting a chill on free speech" with this nonsense??? Posted by: Lizzy at December 20, 2015 08:13 AM

Because every one of them is praying that Shrillery's words hurt Teh Donald's campaign?

I expect Poppin' Fresh to put that quote up at Tepid Air. He has quoted every other left-wing loser in his feeble attempts to make people dislike Trump as much as he does.

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 20, 2015 08:17 AM (ykopX)

116 The rat bastard needs to go. Unfortunately there's probably nobody in the Vichy party of any good to replace him
Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 20, 2015 08:16 AM (45oDG)

I drive by road kill all the time?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 20, 2015 08:17 AM (DUoqb)

117 I heard excerpts this AM from that joke of a debate last night....that bitch hillary actually said a Trump Video is why ISIS is so successful? She is still pushing videos

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 20, 2015 08:18 AM (DUoqb)

118 >>Sounds like bad Marvel comic superheroes.

Oh, that would be the Barefoot Contessa and Pioneer Woman: Culinary Duo Powers - Activate!!
* they get busy making yummy sammiches for the Avengers*

Posted by: Lizzy at December 20, 2015 08:18 AM (NOIQH)

119
Amber's for children. You mean Silver alert.
Posted by: mindful webworker



Here about, TV and radio tends to use "AMBER" for any official missing person.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 20, 2015 08:18 AM (kdS6q)

120 Someone should tell Jeb that he shouldn't complain about Trump "insulting" people immediately after calling Trump a "jerk".

Posted by: Sanfranpsycho at December 20, 2015 08:19 AM (Vv/Pc)

121 I wanted to follow up on something that I mentioned last night.

Last night I proposed the hypothesis that Republicans are actually acting rationally when they vote for these big-spending omnibus bills, in the sense that they are following where the votes are for their constituents. They aren't traitors or sellouts, they are doing what their constituents want. And case in point, I found this poll:

http://tinyurl.com/z4xvj8l

Basically, it says that majorities of Republicans are only in favor of cutting spending when that spending is foreign aid, or welfare for the poor. But all other spending, there isn't a majority of Republicans in favor of cutting it. In fact, according to the poll, 46% of *Republicans* want to *increase* spending on education, not decrease it. 44% want health care spending to decrease but 40% want it to stay the same! And these are Republicans, in the age of ObamaCare!

I think we here fail to appreciate how unpopular cutting spending really is. I mentioned the case of Jindal in Louisiana last night. I don't have solid proof but from what I understand, Jindal is unpopular right now in Louisiana because he tried to implement actual conservative reforms, which ended up cutting some middle-class bennies and they are now angry at him.

This isn't to excuse Ryan or Republicans for the really terrible parts of the omnibus bill, the H2B part is awful, not demonstrating hardly any restraint at all is terrible, but when push comes to shove, it seems as if those of us who want spending cut are in the minority even among fellow Republicans.

Posted by: chemjeff at December 20, 2015 08:19 AM (uZNvH)

122 Feel good story of the day:

Hezbollah: Samir Kuntar, murderer of Haran family, killed in airstrike
Al Manar reports the senior Hezbollah leader was assassinated by the Israel Air Force on the outskirts of Damascus, 36 years after murdering the Haran family and police officer Eliyahu Shahar in Nahariya.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 20, 2015 08:20 AM (DUoqb)

123 Mww - gotta go with CONSERVATIVE as your "C" word

Posted by: Voter/ConsumerUnit#985731 at December 20, 2015 08:20 AM (pxwEr)

124 A suspected bomb found in a package in the toilet of Air France Flight 463 to Paris from Mauritius was fake, iTele reported on Sunday, without saying how it got the information.


The Council on American Islamic relations however preemptively denied any Muslim responsibility for next weeks terror attacks.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 20, 2015 08:21 AM (7v/r5)

125 Israel has a long memory


Families of Kuntar's victims: A historic justice has been done
Smadar Haran, who lost her entire family in a 1979 attack perpetrated by Kuntar, welcomes his assassination; Danny Haran's brother: 'Each dog has its day'; Brother of policeman also murdered in that attack: 'I knew he was living on borrowed time.'

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 20, 2015 08:22 AM (DUoqb)

126 Chemjeff - Not sure how giving Obama more $$$ for settling illegals and Syrians, and quadrupling H1B visas helps the GOPs's constituents, American citizens.


Posted by: Lizzy at December 20, 2015 08:22 AM (NOIQH)

127
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter says an airstrike Friday that killed as many as 10 Iraqi soldiers was a "mistake that involved both sides." He said he called Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to express condolences.



A "mistake that involved both sides". Getting bombed is now apparently a participation sport.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 20, 2015 08:23 AM (kdS6q)

128 >>>Lea! Do they have full-length videos of Foodnetwork.com?
I would miss Ina Garten and Pioneer Woman...
Posted by: Lizzy at December 20, 2015 08:08 AM (NOIQH)

I don't know! They used to have some full length stuff but I never watch tv on my computer anymore because it's so old.

Posted by: Lea at December 20, 2015 08:23 AM (aUjAM)

129 126
Chemjeff - Not sure how giving Obama more $$$ for settling illegals and
Syrians, and quadrupling H1B visas helps the GOPs's constituents,
American citizens.




Posted by: Lizzy at December 20, 2015 08:22 AM (NOIQH)

I agree, those portions are terrible. They should have fought harder to take that spending out.

Posted by: chemjeff at December 20, 2015 08:24 AM (uZNvH)

130 112 Ina Garten De Vito

*snort*
Posted by: Lizzy at December 20, 2015 08:15 AM (NOIQH)


Okay, that one made me laugh!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 08:24 AM (uRmWf)

131 121 CJ chickenshit the way you were treated last night

Posted by: MAx at December 20, 2015 08:24 AM (LAliD)

132 Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton said that the first family has extraordinary privilege and invited her husband Bill to join in on White House special missions.

My G-D, another reason to defeat that bitch and all around her

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 20, 2015 08:25 AM (DUoqb)

133 From a tiny ACORN a mighty hoax does grow.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 20, 2015 08:25 AM (NeFrd)

134 131
121 CJ chickenshit the way you were treated last night

Posted by: MAx at December 20, 2015 08:24 AM (LAliD)

Please, let it go, I have

Posted by: chemjeff at December 20, 2015 08:25 AM (uZNvH)

135 Thanks Seamus the book is just plain awesome so far.

Posted by: Tim in Illinios


*****

Heh, you forgot to mention pie. The book's full of pie!


(Thanks for the kind words)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 20, 2015 08:26 AM (NeFrd)

136 I agree, those portions are terrible. They should have fought harder to take that spending out.
Posted by: chemjeff at December 20, 2015 08:24 AM (uZNvH)

The ONLY way to get those and other portions out and our portions in was to threaten to shut down the government and mean it.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 20, 2015 08:26 AM (DUoqb)

137
Upthread re the Oklahoma GOP who voted to fuck the American people, Inhofe is a real surprise and big disappointment. The other alleged tea partiers sold out/knuckled under while the rest are Potemkin Party Patriots (T.M. Seftoncorp).

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 08:26 AM (uRmWf)

138
The spending bill that President Obama signed into law on Friday provides an increase in funding to the Internal Revenue Service, a rare win for an agency that has been on the outs with congressional Republicans.

A bill advanced by the House Appropriations Committee earlier this year would have slashed IRS funding by $838 million, while a bill passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee would have reduced funding by $470 million. Instead, the spending package gives the IRS a nearly $300 million bump.



Can these guys negotiate or what?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 20, 2015 08:27 AM (kdS6q)

139 Someone should tell Jeb that he shouldn't complain about Trump "insulting" people immediately after calling Trump a "jerk".

Wearing a mint green sweater. It was hidious.

Posted by: Infidel at December 20, 2015 08:28 AM (Ao1Et)

140 h2b elves > unionized elves

Paul Ryan is MY Santa! Ho ho ho!

Posted by: Santa Claus at December 20, 2015 08:29 AM (9vLZK)

141 Hillary Clinton claimed at Saturday nights Democratic debate that the Islamic State is showing videos of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump to potential fighters as a way to recruit.

He is becoming ISIS best recruiter, she said at the New Hampshire debate. They are going to people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims to recruit more radical jihadists.

No evidence was offered by Clinton on stage to support the claim.

EVIDENCE? The liberals never need no fuckin evidence?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 20, 2015 08:29 AM (DUoqb)

142 Also, the Planned Parenthood funding.

These people are harvesting organs from breathing babies.
If you can't take a strong stand against such ghoulishness then what's the point? Once that is acceptable, anything is.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 20, 2015 08:29 AM (NOIQH)

143 She walks like someone stuffed a broom handle up her rectum.



*****

Do you have any idea how tough it is to find parking for personal aviation vehicles these days?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 20, 2015 08:31 AM (NeFrd)

144 Upthread re the Oklahoma GOP who voted to fuck the
American people, Inhofe is a real surprise and big disappointment. The
other alleged tea partiers sold out/knuckled under while the rest are
Potemkin Party Patriots (T.M. Seftoncorp).





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 08:26 AM (uRmWf)


I keep thinking of Braveheart. You've got people in the field ready to fight and the leadership is busy selling us out.

I gave Mornay double his lands in Scotland, matching estates in England. Lochlan turned for... for much less.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 20, 2015 08:31 AM (45oDG)

145 Knicks forward Derrick Williams was robbed of $750,000 in jewelry at his Tribeca apartment early Saturday and hes blaming two women he took home from a Meatpacking District club earlier in the evening.

Now THAT there says all you need to know about the dumb fucks who play in the NBA and their priorities.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 20, 2015 08:32 AM (DUoqb)

146 CJ chickenshit the way you were treated last night



Posted by: MAx at December 20, 2015 08:24 AM (LAliD)
Please, let it go, I have


Posted by: chemjeff
At least get some sleep, you're still going? Yikes...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at December 20, 2015 08:32 AM (m9V0o)

147 >>Someone should tell Jeb that he shouldn't complain about Trump "insulting" people immediately after calling Trump a "jerk".


Heh.
Did this guy sleep through his brother's presidency? Is anything Trump has said half as bad as was said about W by the Dems, the press, Hollywood, etc.?
Grow up, buddy.


Posted by: Lizzy at December 20, 2015 08:32 AM (NOIQH)

148 Good morning, gentle hordelings.

Sunday Morning Praise, in celebration of the Incarnation


"Joseph's Song" - written and sung by Michael Card

How could it be?
This baby in my arms -
Sleeping now so peacefully.
"The Son of God", the angel said.
How could it be?


Father, show me where I fit into this plan of Yours.
How can a man be father to the Son of God?
Lord, for all my life I've been a simple carpenter.
How can I raise a King?
How can I raise a King?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BARVAg0gl6w

Posted by: grammie winger, Isaiah 9:6 at December 20, 2015 08:32 AM (dFi94)

149 SpaceX is still on schedule for a launch at 8:29 pm EST tonight. It is their "return to flight" mission following the in-flight breakup of the Falcon 9 rocket on June 28. Tonight's launch will carry 11 satellites for Orbcomm.

https://tinyurl.com/jdn2lcb

Not content with simply reflying Falcon 9, tonight's launch will be the first of an upgraded version with more thrust and greater payload capacity. They also plan to land the first stage back at Cape Canaveral. If successful, it will be the first time in history this has been accomplished.

Posted by: rickl at December 20, 2015 08:33 AM (sdi6R)

150
Meanwhile, over at poly-amory advocacy sex-blog The Federalist, they're helping
Peggy Noonan, she of "he climbed steep stairs" Obama fluffing fame, shill her book in an hour long podcast

Big tent!.

http://tinyurl.com/nbz9lsn

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 20, 2015 08:33 AM (kdS6q)

151 As it comes up on Christmas i want to remind everyone of the significance of J.J. Sefton's nic and it's relevance to Christmas and a great Movie, that by the way we don't seem to see anymore? Is there something non PC in that movie?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 20, 2015 08:33 AM (DUoqb)

152 This isn't to excuse Ryan or Republicans for the really terrible parts
of the omnibus bill, the H2B part is awful, not demonstrating hardly any
restraint at all is terrible, but when push comes to shove, it seems as
if those of us who want spending cut are in the minority even among
fellow Republicans.


Here's a secret: I agree with your hypothesis. I see it too often not to.

Here's the rub: They're failing even in that.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at December 20, 2015 08:34 AM (m9V0o)

153 >>hes blaming two women he took home from a Meatpacking District club

Of course. Where else would one find a couple of bimbos?

Posted by: Aviator at December 20, 2015 08:34 AM (c7vUv)

154 hes blaming two women he took home from a Meatpacking District club earlier in the evening.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 20, 2015 08:32 AM


I would be wary of any woman I picked up in the "Meatpacking District," but that's just me....

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 20, 2015 08:35 AM (ykopX)

155 At least get some sleep, you're still going? Yikes...


Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at December 20, 2015 08:32 AM (m9V0o)

Well I couldn't sleep, I did take an afternoon nap yesterday and I am about to leave for an early matinee for Star Wars, plus I have a bunch of grading to do, so all of that I think meant I didn't get any sleep :/

Posted by: chemjeff at December 20, 2015 08:35 AM (uZNvH)

156 This thread tastes chalky and unpleasant. I want book thread!

Posted by: StrawMan at December 20, 2015 08:38 AM (6hLK2)

157 Baking and yoga: The excuses that get killer thugs out of Gitmo

It doesnt take much to get released from Guantanamo these days. Just argue youre a family man who likes baking. And look, youll even touch a woman!

In 2007, the Administrative Review Board set up by the Bush administration agreed that he( al-Qosi) was high-risk and said continued detention is necessary.

That all changed in 2012, after Obama intensified efforts to clear out Gitmo.

Suddenly, the administration was buying his defense teams ­argument that al-Qosi was merely a cook who originally met bin Laden at a camp where they went for recreation and horseback riding and that he only ended up at al Qaedas headquarters in Kandahar to get married.

The review process is a joke. Taking up yoga has been used as an argument for rehabilitation. At least five different inmates have told the same sob story to Obamas Periodic Review Board about wishing only to see their ailing mother ­before she passed away.

The board, which includes liberal activists from the Justice and State departments, meets regularly in Arlington, Va., via video teleconference.

Makes ya feel secure and all warm and fuzzy all over ha?

NY POST

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 20, 2015 08:39 AM (DUoqb)

158
And over at gimmick site Salon:

The United States is scarier than the Islamic State

Even our closest allies fear that we are a menace militarily and environmentally. The threat is lethal and real

by Phil Torres

Salon bio: Phil Torres is an Affiliate Scholar at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, and founder of the X-Risks Institute.

What Salon doesn't mention: He is now the lead host of the television show TechKnow on Al Jazeera America.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 20, 2015 08:39 AM (kdS6q)

159 156
This thread tastes chalky and unpleasant. I want book thread!

Posted by: StrawMan at December 20, 2015 08:38 AM (6hLK2)

If you drink battery acid, that chalk taste goes right away

Posted by: chemjeff at December 20, 2015 08:39 AM (uZNvH)

160 Well I couldn't sleep, I did take an afternoon nap yesterday and I am
about to leave for an early matinee for Star Wars, plus I have a bunch
of grading to do, so all of that I think meant I didn't get any sleep :/


Dude. All (work, arguing with the Horde, fill in blank) and no sleep makes a chemjeff driving off the road...wait, you have a young child, you're used to this.

Enjoy the film and drive carefully...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at December 20, 2015 08:40 AM (m9V0o)

161 no, I don't have a young child, unless you count fish

Posted by: chemjeff at December 20, 2015 08:41 AM (uZNvH)

162 And Scankles got really low marks on the Drudge poll for her crappy performance.
------------

What?!
I thought she came across as a fighter.

Posted by: George Stephanopoulos at December 20, 2015 08:41 AM (9mTYi)

163 Can someone explain to me how Obama's desire to free Gitmo detainees squares with his drone assassination program?

He weeps for the detainees yet bombs the crap outta targets + a whole lot of other people nearby for jollies. He is a sick man.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 20, 2015 08:42 AM (NOIQH)

164 Seamus. Do you have plans for another book?

Posted by: Tim in Illinios Old and Unimproved but reduced in Price. at December 20, 2015 08:42 AM (WVsWD)

165 As it comes up on Christmas i want to remind
everyone of the significance of J.J. Sefton's nic and it's relevance to
Christmas and a great Movie, that by the way we don't seem to see
anymore? Is there something non PC in that movie?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 20, 2015 08:33 AM (DUoqb)


If you get the Movies! TV Network it's on there. Just showed it last Wednesday or Thursday. I don't know how to do links but it's
moviestvnetwork.com

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 20, 2015 08:42 AM (45oDG)

166 What?!
I thought she came across as a fighter.
Posted by: George Stephanopoulos
---------------

Me too!

Posted by: Koki Roberts. at December 20, 2015 08:42 AM (9mTYi)

167
His name was Kuntar Kintay!!

Glad this bipedal virus is now in the infernal reaches.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 08:45 AM (uRmWf)

168 Seamus. Do you have plans for another book?


*****


Not at this point. The way my mind works, if a story idea bubbles up and I have the time, who knows. Probably not until after I retire, though, if at all.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 20, 2015 08:46 AM (NeFrd)

169 You toss out Ryan, and he lands a multi-million-dollar K-street job. That escape route needs to be demolished.

My NJ Rep voted No on the omnibus, even though he wanted the oil exports. Of course we know certain ones are allowed to vote No if the leadership already has enough votes.

So how close are we to an Article V Convention? We're down to our last few chips, unless Trump comps us some more.

Posted by: despair at December 20, 2015 08:46 AM (VrdxH)

170 Anybody have a link as to which Republicans in the house voted for the spending bill? Vic?

Also, after reading McConnell's delusional thoughts on elections, my reaction was, "Dude, the Tea Party is so over. Meet the Let-It-Burn Party, muthafucka.

Posted by: Joanne Hearts CruzTrump or Let It Burn at December 20, 2015 08:48 AM (hgBpU)

171 Posted by: despair at December 20, 2015 08:46 AM (VrdxH)

Another NJ Moron..who is your rep? Mine is Garrett

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 20, 2015 08:48 AM (DUoqb)

172 151 As it comes up on Christmas i want to remind everyone of the significance of J.J. Sefton's nic and it's relevance to Christmas and a great Movie, that by the way we don't seem to see anymore? Is there something non PC in that movie?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 20, 2015 08:33 AM (DUoqb)


SPOILER ALERT - though after 62 years, has no one here seen this movie?!

In fact, the character of Sefton is perceived as greedy, selfish and un-American - all in line with leftist memes. Until the end, when in fact he's the one that is marginally patriotic, or at the very least is not the one selling out his fellow Americans (although he is angling for "some reward money from Momma.")

The screening here at chez Sefton will be 6PM promptly this Thursday.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 08:49 AM (uRmWf)

173 158 by Phil Torres

Salon bio: Phil Torres is an Affiliate Scholar at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, and founder of the X-Risks Institute.

What Salon doesn't mention: He is now the lead host of the television show TechKnow on Al Jazeera America.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 20, 2015 08:39 AM (kdS6


Phil's actual name is Clint Torrez.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 08:51 AM (uRmWf)

174 SPOILER ALERT - though after 62 years, has no one here seen this movie?!



In fact, the character of Sefton is perceived as greedy, selfish and
un-American - all in line with leftist memes. Until the end, when in
fact he's the one that is marginally patriotic, or at the very least is
not the one selling out his fellow Americans (although he is angling for
"some reward money from Momma.")



The screening here at chez Sefton will be 6PM promptly this Thursday.





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 08:49 AM (uRmWf)


Maybe he just wanted to steal our wire cutters. You ever think of that?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 20, 2015 08:51 AM (45oDG)

175 >>What?!
I thought she came across as a fighter.
Posted by: George Stephanopoulos

That was when they tried to pry the vodka bottle out of her hands back in the green room.

Posted by: Aviator at December 20, 2015 08:51 AM (c7vUv)

176 80 Year Old Son Of The American Revolution And U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Dies While Laying Wreaths At Leavenworth National Cemetery

Fred Kaffenberger

RIP

Weasel Zippers

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 20, 2015 08:51 AM (DUoqb)

177 170 Also, after reading McConnell's delusional thoughts on elections, my reaction was, "Dude, the Tea Party is so over. Meet the Let-It-Burn Party, muthafucka.
Posted by: Joanne Hearts CruzTrump or Let It Burn at December 20, 2015 08:48 AM (hgBpU)


Darling, I am way beyond "Let It Burn." The name is now "MAKE It Burn."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 08:52 AM (uRmWf)

178 >>The United States is scarier than the Islamic State

Uh, OK, I guess you'll be moving to Syria then?
Have fun, don;t let the door hit you on your way to a less scary place!!

Posted by: Lizzy at December 20, 2015 08:54 AM (NOIQH)

179 174 Maybe he just wanted to steal our wire cutters. You ever think of that?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 20, 2015 08:51 AM (45oDG)


**whistles "When Johnny Comes Marching Home**

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 08:54 AM (uRmWf)

180 WSJ: Hillary Clinton Went Missing From Democratic Debate (Briefly)


I just thought these nice young fellers would like some butterscotch candy.

Now, here's one for you, Barney.

And....now, what's your name again?

Posted by: Hillary! at December 20, 2015 08:55 AM (KUa85)

181 121
Last night I proposed the hypothesis that Republicans are actually acting rationally when they vote for these big-spending omnibus bills, in the sense that they are following where the votes are for their constituents.

Posted by: chemjeff at December 20, 2015 08:19 AM (uZNvH)



I think you're right. Everybody wants to cut spending, except for programs that benefit them personally.

There's an old political saying: "Don't tax you, don't tax me, tax the fellow behind the tree." Same goes for spending.

Posted by: rickl at December 20, 2015 08:55 AM (sdi6R)

182 Maybe he just wanted to steal our wire cutters. You ever think of that?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 20, 2015 08:51 AM (45oDG)


**whistles "When Johnny Comes Marching Home**

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 08:54 AM (uRmWf)


I got a hankering for some eggs sunny side up

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 20, 2015 08:56 AM (DUoqb)

183 This isn't to excuse Ryan or Republicans for the really terrible parts of the omnibus bill, the H2B part is awful, not demonstrating hardly any restraint at all is terrible, but when push comes to shove, it seems as if those of us who want spending cut are in the minority even among
fellow Republicans.


Read last night that it was the Republican leadership who increased the H2B visas. The Democrats were actually against the increase (well, they didn't ask for an increase). So that's another win for our side, amIright?

Posted by: Joanne Hearts CruzTrump or Let It Burn at December 20, 2015 08:56 AM (hgBpU)

184 Boy bernie really likes gong down on hillary...he apologizes so good..he's got putty lips there

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 20, 2015 08:57 AM (DUoqb)

185 182 I got a hankering for some eggs sunny side up
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 20, 2015 08:56 AM (DUoqb)


You just gave me nervous indigestion. Here you go, Joey . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 08:57 AM (uRmWf)

186 I did not watching the DNC shit show last night. Took the kids out to Bull Run to see the Christmas lights. I don't think it was worth the $25 bucks they charged, but we still had fun.

Posted by: no good deed at December 20, 2015 08:57 AM (GgxVX)

187 183 Posted by: Joanne Hearts CruzTrump or Let It Burn at December 20, 2015 08:56 AM (hgBpU)


. . .As I rip the arms off of Bill Kristol and beat Brit Hume about the face with them.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 08:58 AM (uRmWf)

188 What movie are we talking about?

Posted by: rickl at December 20, 2015 08:59 AM (sdi6R)

189 Christian churches have been refining their security plans ahead of receiving some of their largest crowds of the year for Christmas. On a FEMA webinar last Wednesday on protecting houses of worship, the chief security executive at The Potter's House, the Rev. T.D. Jakes' megachurch in Dallas, gave tips about behavior that should raise concern, such as a congregant arriving in a long coat in hot weather. If needed, church greeters could give a hug and feel for weapons, said the executive, Sean Smith.

"I call it the Holy Ghost pat-down," Smith said.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 20, 2015 08:59 AM (7v/r5)

190 188 What movie are we talking about?
Posted by: rickl at December 20, 2015 08:59 AM (sdi6R)


"Stalag 17."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 08:59 AM (uRmWf)

191 Finally home from a week's long trip to Orlando. So glad to be out of that pit. I never could stand that place.

I didn't watch the Dembate, but 18-year old Jr. Black did. He will be voting for the first time in '16. He will not be voting Dem, but according to him, alot of his friends in that same age bracket support Sanders. I guess they all want to 'take it to the man' when they don't really know what it even means. I don't recall this when I was 18 (like, a thousand years ago), but my age group didn't really seem to be one big mass block that generally coalesced around one candidate. I get the impression the youngsters of today do just that. I saw a lot of young dummies in Orlando driving around with their Sanders bumper stickers, too. If I had my druthers, the voting age should be raised to at least 25.

Posted by: Lady in Black....sigh at December 20, 2015 09:00 AM (pVkEV)

192
Maybe he just wanted to steal our wire cutters. You ever think of that?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 20, 2015 08:51 AM (45oDG)





**whistles "When Johnny Comes Marching Home**



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 08:54 AM (uRmWf)





I got a hankering for some eggs sunny side up

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 20, 2015 08:56 AM (DUoqb)


As a bit of trivia in the movie Escape to Athena with Roger Moore. There's a scene where Elliot Gould is walking through a POW camp and William Holden is lending against a wall. Gould looks at him and says, You're still here?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 20, 2015 09:01 AM (45oDG)

193 Well, off to the movie
See you later

Posted by: chemjeff at December 20, 2015 09:01 AM (uZNvH)

194 nood book

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 20, 2015 09:02 AM (3TXtY)

195 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 08:52 AM (uRmWf)

Hah! Ain't that the truth. Funny (or not), my sister was not a Trump fan at all, thought the whole to-do about his popularity was stupid and demeaning to the party. Now? She's definitely in the Make It Burn camp and then some.

Posted by: Joanne Hearts CruzTrump or Let It Burn at December 20, 2015 09:03 AM (hgBpU)

196 WSJ: Hillary Clinton Went Missing From Democratic Debate (Briefly)


I thought the Pon Farr had struck me again.,

and I had to return to Vulcan.

...

Either that or gas.

...

Turns out that I shit my pants.

Posted by: Hillary! at December 20, 2015 09:03 AM (KUa85)

197 Instapundit jokes about Clinton's bathroom break. Heh.

Looking at the picture: what's with the hands up "Hey, I'm back" gesture - did she think they would not start without her?
Also, if that suit coat were any longer she'd be tripping over it. Gawd, she is such an unattractive woman, inside and out.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 20, 2015 09:03 AM (NOIQH)

198 190
"Stalag 17."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 08:59 AM (uRmWf)


Thanks. I might have seen it a long time ago, but I don't remember anything about it.

Posted by: rickl at December 20, 2015 09:04 AM (sdi6R)

199 185 182 I got a hankering for some eggs sunny side up
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 20, 2015 08:56 AM (DUoqb)


You just gave me nervous indigestion. Here you go, Joey . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 08:57 AM (uRmWf)



By the way, this is what we refer to in the screenwriting trade as the "pet the dog moment." If your lead character is an anti-hero, or need-do-well in one way or another, a trick to make the audience root for him is to show him doing something nice/noble early on.

At the outset of the picture, Sefton is seen as an uncaring, unfeeling greedy hustler, only out for himself. And when the stove is about to be removed from the barracks he's cooking a real egg in butter, while the rest of the guys are eating watered down potato soup. When Duke gets angry and is about to deck him, Sefton gives the cooked egg to the shell-shocked Joey.

From then on, to the audience, he's not really as cold and heartless a bastard (and worse) as the rest of the guys think he is.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 09:05 AM (uRmWf)

200 170
Anybody have a link as to which Republicans in the house voted for the spending bill? Vic?



Also, after reading McConnell's delusional thoughts on elections, my
reaction was, "Dude, the Tea Party is so over. Meet the Let-It-Burn
Party, muthafucka.

Posted by: Joanne Hearts CruzTrump or Let It Burn at December 20, 2015 08:48 AM (hgBpU)


I quit looking for those because they make it hard to find.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 09:05 AM (t2KH5)

201 "Stalag 17."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 20, 2015 08:59 AM (uRmWf)

Thanks. I might have seen it a long time ago, but I don't remember anything about it.
Posted by: rickl at December 20, 2015 09:04 AM (sdi6R)

That's almost as bad as saying you have not seen the Godfather? Buy it for Christmas, you will not be sorry

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 20, 2015 09:06 AM (DUoqb)

202 Mohammeds name has not yet been released.


Posted by: free range jihadist at December 20, 2015 07:58 AM
~~~~
You made my day right there, frj. Can't stop laughing!

Posted by: IrishEi at December 20, 2015 09:06 AM (E6RIJ)

203 Books up

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 09:06 AM (t2KH5)

204 I quit looking for those because they make it hard to find.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 20, 2015 09:05 AM (t2KH5)

Well, crap. [stomps over to the Office of the Clerk blahblahblah website]

Posted by: Joanne Hearts CruzTrump or Let It Burn at December 20, 2015 09:12 AM (hgBpU)

205 J.J. Sefton, that movie is one of my all time favorites! I watched it on YouTube just last weekend.
Also "Battleground" and "Sgt. York".

Posted by: antisocialist at December 20, 2015 09:15 AM (cDs+4)

206
If I had my druthers, the voting age should be raised to at least 25.

I agree. I voted for McGovern when I was19...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at December 20, 2015 09:55 AM (4DCSq)

207 "Another NJ Moron..who is your rep? Mine is Garrett"

Lance.

Posted by: despair at December 20, 2015 09:56 AM (VrdxH)

208 If I had my druthers, the voting age should be raised to at least 25.



I agree. I voted for McGovern when I was19...

Why can't it be set you can vote once you get off your parents health insurance? 25-25

Posted by: Retired & love it at December 20, 2015 10:00 AM (CIoyl)

209 If the gope does what it does because the gope electorate wants them to do that, then for Coonservatives and other foes of the gope what is the point of voting?

Basically, there too few Conservative voters and way too few Conservative politicians.

Under these conditions incrementalism is sure to fail over all lengths of time.

Posted by: eman at December 20, 2015 10:11 AM (MQEz6)

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