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Top Drudge headline: SPYING ON ISRAEL SWEPT UP MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

That Drudge place, you can get some news there. You guys should check it out.

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1 Is there no one else then?

Posted by: Reality Man at December 30, 2015 06:36 AM (BNEdd)

2 Unbelievable.
But on the other hand, better the Gov't spies on itself, rather than spying on me.

And Thoid??

Posted by: anti-socialist at December 30, 2015 06:38 AM (o9lmn)

3 oh man, second! 2016 gonna be a good year

Posted by: anti-socialist at December 30, 2015 06:39 AM (o9lmn)

4 1-- looks like you and I are the only two "working" today.
Everybody else took ze day off.

Posted by: anti-socialist at December 30, 2015 06:39 AM (o9lmn)

5 Jerry Lewis: Refugees should stay the hell where they are.

Trump/Nutty Professor 2016

Posted by: anti-socialist at December 30, 2015 06:42 AM (o9lmn)

6 No news this morning. Slept too late.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 30, 2015 06:42 AM (t2KH5)

7 That Drudge place, you can get some news there. You guys should check it out.


The Morons who followed my links each morning got a healthy dose of Drudge.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 30, 2015 06:44 AM (t2KH5)

8 Looks like B'More is holding at 342 for now.

But, the overnights are not fully out yet.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 30, 2015 06:44 AM (ptqRm)

9 Well, my bad.

Looks like #343 was sometime last night.
Unreported in the media, but picked up in one of the tracking spreadsheets.

Record high is still 353 from 1993.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 30, 2015 06:47 AM (ptqRm)

10 11 in 41 hours? Don't think I'll win this.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and Unimproved. at December 30, 2015 06:49 AM (WVsWD)

11

DAY 1,148

315 to go (388 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 30, 2015 06:49 AM (uRmWf)

12
Allen West? Ralph Peters?

Pfft!

Jerry Lewis as Sec. Def.!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 30, 2015 06:49 AM (uRmWf)

13 ...Record high is still 353 from 1993...

Clinton (Bill) beating Obama on that one. Obama is trying to out do Bill in every way. I keep expecting Michelle to be outed as a tranny.

Posted by: scorecard at December 30, 2015 06:53 AM (1uTkE)

14 " 11 in 41 hours? Don't think I'll win this."

It may only be nine.

Here is an article from yesterday, written before the death of the reported #343.

Can you find the math error?
Or, the inadvertent revealing of existence of different totals for the year?

http://cbsloc.al/1PvaCA2

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 30, 2015 06:54 AM (ptqRm)

15 The President spying on Congress is so Latin.

Posted by: But so what at December 30, 2015 06:54 AM (7wyDO)

16 Drudge isn't what he use to be. Wonder if the NSA is blackmailing him?

Posted by: scorecard at December 30, 2015 06:55 AM (1uTkE)

17 The Morons who followed my links each morning got a healthy dose of Drudge. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 30, 2015 06:44 AM

You and Teh Drudgemeister FTW, Vic!

Beats the heck out of getting "news" regurgitated by the so-called "conservative" pundits, every time. Except, that is, in those extremely rare instances when they highlight something newsworthy that has been ignored or memory-holed by the MFM.

Posted by: Mr Scribbler at December 30, 2015 06:57 AM (z/vax)

18 That spy article is behind a paywall. No go for me. Say anything worth knowing?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and Unimproved. at December 30, 2015 06:58 AM (WVsWD)

19 Remember Obama fiddling with EBT cards to get GOP to fold? Executive branch is using the FSA to get its way.

Posted by: scorecard at December 30, 2015 06:59 AM (1uTkE)

20 We the people need another we the people moment.

It would be nice if we could bring in an outsider we could absolutely trust, but it looks like we'll settle for an outsider we can kinda sorta maybe trust.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 30, 2015 07:00 AM (s4mhZ)

21 Unusual, it is not behind the WSJ pay wall.

In a sane world Obama would be looking at an Independent investigation starting right now for spying on members of Congress. Now wonder he wanted to leave the Country.

Posted by: The Great White Soctsman at December 30, 2015 07:00 AM (iONHu)

22 Baltimore has 343? Puh-shaw!
Chicago 497 for the year so far.

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 30, 2015 07:02 AM (KlVdw)

23 >>>But on the other hand, better the Gov't spies on itself, rather than spying on me.
Posted by: anti-socialist at December 30, 2015 06:38 AM (o9lmn)

Noted.

Posted by: NSA at December 30, 2015 07:04 AM (d4uu4)

24 "Chicago 497 for the year so far.

Baltimore population=622,000
Chicago = 2.719 million.

Baltimore is punching up.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 30, 2015 07:05 AM (ptqRm)

25 Ahh.. A link to the google link. I still think clicking on it violates my no google pledge.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and Unimproved. at December 30, 2015 07:07 AM (WVsWD)

26 5 Jerry Lewis: Refugees should stay the hell where they are.
_______________

Somebody (may have been Jeff Sessions) pointed out that for every one ME refugee we bring here, we could pay to shelter 12 in camps closer to their own homeland.

It's insane to bring them here. Most of them don't speak English or have job skills, which means the vast majority will end up being welfare-dependent for life. At a time when we have record-high numbers of Americans out of work, record-high numbers of people on food stamps, welfare, and disability rolls, and record-high levels of public debt, why are we bringing in hundred of thousands more welfare-dependent "refugees" every year -- especially when we could help 12x as many if we just provided aid to help them have shelter closer to their own homelands?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 30, 2015 07:07 AM (a31sM)

27 "Somebody (may have been Jeff Sessions) pointed out that for every one ME refugee we bring here, we could pay to shelter 12 in camps closer to their own homeland. "

Yes and it makes sense until you realize that there is no way that any of those 12 could ever end up voting for donktards. The one will.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and Unimproved. at December 30, 2015 07:11 AM (WVsWD)

28 Wait til Trey Howdy years about this! Hell...To...Pay.

Posted by: ceraphym at December 30, 2015 07:12 AM (1P77v)

29 Small (4. earthquake in my neck of the woods in the PNW

Definite jolt; wife sept through it

I'm sure Trump is connected to it in some way

Posted by: Far Post at December 30, 2015 07:13 AM (JRFa/)

30 19
Remember Obama fiddling with EBT cards to get GOP to fold? Executive branch is using the FSA to get its way.

Posted by: scorecard at December 30, 2015 06:59 AM (1uTkE)


He can always get away with that kind of shit because he has no opposition.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 30, 2015 07:14 AM (t2KH5)

31 ONT must have worn everyone out.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and Unimproved. at December 30, 2015 07:16 AM (WVsWD)

32 ...especially when we could help 12x as many if we just provided aid to help them have shelter closer to their own homelands?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 30, 2015 07:07 AM


Or, we could simply let the countries responsible for the "refugee" flood carry the load. With, maybe, financial assistance from the super-wealthy Arab nations that sit back and rake in the dough while we support their Muzzie "brothers."

I know: that's cruel and unfeeling and inhumane of me. Tough.

Not saying -- and never would say -- that people who want to alleviate the suffering of their Fellow Man shouldn't do so. I do believe in charity.

What I do not believe in is allowing Choom Boy and all the well-paid do-gooders in D.C. reach into our wallets to pay for this.

Posted by: Mr Scribbler at December 30, 2015 07:17 AM (z/vax)

33 >>>It's insane to bring them here. Most of them don't speak English or
have job skills, which means the vast majority will end up being
welfare-dependent for life. At a time when we have record-high numbers
of Americans out of work, record-high numbers of people on food stamps,
welfare, and disability rolls, and record-high levels of public debt,
why are we bringing in hundred of thousands more welfare-dependent
"refugees" every year -- especially when we could help 12x as many if we
just provided aid to help them have shelter closer to their own
homelands?
.
.
.While we were at the Star Wars movie on Christmas day waiting in line for popcorn I overheard two youngish hipster cool kid types talking about the refugees they were bringing here to Kentucky next month.

One went to great lengths to explain to his girlfriend that most were able bodied intelligent young men who were willing to work and who were bringing much needed valuable skills to the area. He went on at length about how he could not understand why no one wanted them here, blah, etc.

I used all of my will power to not engage them in conversation and did not spoil the day for my wife.

Posted by: The Great White Soctsman at December 30, 2015 07:17 AM (iONHu)

34 That spy article is behind a paywall. No go for me. Say anything worth knowing?
Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and Unimproved. at December 30, 2015 06:58 AM (WVsWD)

Basically that the US is (as any gov't does to any other country) spying on Israel. They picked up chatter between Israel, US based Israel groups, and Congress critters when the Iran deal was being discussed and voted on.

Sailer has a good write up with lots of excerpts.

http://tinyurl.com/zuq5xsq

Posted by: WOPR at December 30, 2015 07:20 AM (LTDSy)

35 I used all of my will power to not engage them in conversation and did not spoil the day for my wife.
Posted by: The Great White Soctsman at December 30, 2015 07:17 AM (iONHu)

I would have unloaded. Letting people know, in public, that they don't have a monopoly of ideas is important. Of course I was the one in a movie theater one time with some friends who mentioned, before the movie started, that teachers were overpaid. Of course the ladies in front of me were teachers. The ensuing conversation was polite but lively.

Posted by: WOPR at December 30, 2015 07:23 AM (LTDSy)

36 "... most were able bodied intelligent young men who were willing to work and who were bringing much needed valuable skills to the area."

Then the shd be fighting for their homeland.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 30, 2015 07:24 AM (iQIUe)

37 >>>I would have unloaded. Letting people know, in public, that they
don't have a monopoly of ideas is important. Of course I was the one in
a movie theater one time with some friends who mentioned, before the
movie started, that teachers were overpaid. Of course the ladies in
front of me were teachers. The ensuing conversation was polite but
lively.

Oh trust me I wanted to but I promised the wife years ago to stop doing that in public after the one time I engaged an idiot lady in the grocery store checkout lane who insisted that Sarah Palin did say she could see Russia from her house.

Posted by: The Great White Soctsman at December 30, 2015 07:27 AM (iONHu)

38 >>>Then the shd be fighting for their homeland.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 30, 2015 07:24 AM (iQIUe)

Posted by: m at December 30, 2015 07:28 AM (d4uu4)

39 >>>Then the shd be fighting for their homeland.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 30, 2015 07:24 AM (iQIUe)

They seem to have opted to LIB.

Posted by: m at December 30, 2015 07:29 AM (d4uu4)

40 Never trust the government! Not with anything! They are nothing but heartless parasites out for themselves. And we are their prey.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at December 30, 2015 07:33 AM (rnH8X)

41 Sock off

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 30, 2015 07:33 AM (VdICR)

42 I'm praying that the people who voted for Obama get all the reward and all the punishment from importing these refugees.

Posted by: scorecard at December 30, 2015 07:35 AM (1uTkE)

43 If Scott Adams is willing to go 1000 dead / decade, then shouldn't 9/11 allow us the next 25 years wo any new Muzzie immigration?

Posted by: LIV at December 30, 2015 07:35 AM (H2UCq)

44 I'm praying that the people who voted for Obama get all the reward and all the punishment from importing these refugees.



Shoved up their asses and broken off. And twice on Sundays.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 30, 2015 07:37 AM (rIQuo)

45 He can always get away with that kind of shit because he has no opposition.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 30, 2015 07:14 AM (t2KH5)


He could get away with murder because he's "historic".

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 30, 2015 07:39 AM (45oDG)

46 I'm praying that the people who voted for Obama get all the reward and all the punishment from importing these refugees.

Posted by: scorecard at December 30, 2015 07:35 AM


The problem is, of course, that it won't just be Choom Boy's fanbois who suffer for his many misdeeds. The rest of us will feel the hurt, too.

And pay for it. In that respect, we will be worse off than the Mocha Messiah's worshipers, as most of them haven't anything to pay the bills with.

Posted by: Mr Scribbler at December 30, 2015 07:39 AM (z/vax)

47 Good morning!

On this date in 1943, near Mignano, Italy.


Dec 30, 1943 - The EZ Dog Journals
Clear and warmer. 34 Div still in process of relieving 36th. Gen Stanford 34 Div Arty, visited CP. VI Corps moving forward some. Little action on either side in II Corps sector.



Here's a useful site for people interested in particular events of WWII. Day by day major events as well as single subject timelines (e.g. The Bismarck, or atomic weapon development and deployment, to name a couple.) I've used it some to help correlate specific events Dad mentions that I can't otherwise make sense of.

http://ww2timelines.com/

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 30, 2015 07:41 AM (NeFrd)

48 Top Drudge headline: SPYING ON ISRAEL SWEPT UP MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

Gee, wonder if any juicy tidbits kept impeachment 'off the table.'

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 30, 2015 07:42 AM (oVJmc)

49 Top of the morning to ya, fellow slackers and mouth breathers! Whats the good news?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 30, 2015 07:43 AM (60Vyp)

50
Fuck the Wall Street Journal. Paul Gigot and company are hot and horny for open borders, cheap labor for cronies and a shot at the billions in unfrozen Farsi money.

They can go suck a fart out of my ass before I give them a penny.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 30, 2015 07:45 AM (uRmWf)

51 why are we bringing in hundred of thousands more welfare-dependent

"refugees" every year


Because it benefits the ruling class.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 30, 2015 07:46 AM (oVJmc)

52 If Obamacare is a tax, as we are told, would that be the biggest tax increase in the history of this country? Because it sure feels like it.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at December 30, 2015 07:48 AM (rnH8X)

53 My favorite part of the NSA knowingly spying on Congress?

Ogabe "not ordering them to, but not ordering them not to"...

I hate the fucking media and their double standards for Preznit Make-a-wish...

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at December 30, 2015 07:48 AM (g8Hfr)

54 Benefits the ruling class AND the party of Democrats in Presidential election years.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 30, 2015 07:49 AM (s4mhZ)

55 19 Posted by: scorecard at December 30, 2015 06:59 AM (1uTkE)

Ogabe also holds a gun to the military's head whenever he wants to "win" on budgeting...

if only there were an opposition party to call Caligiggler out on his actions...

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at December 30, 2015 07:50 AM (g8Hfr)

56 I like Obama's SOTU poster. Only problem is, if white liberals get as sick and tired of Obama as they are of themselves, they might vote for another wbhite guy to be president.

Posted by: LIV at December 30, 2015 07:50 AM (H2UCq)

57 30 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 30, 2015 07:14 AM (t2KH5)

Quite, "no Barry just how much do you want?" is not an opposition party.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at December 30, 2015 07:51 AM (g8Hfr)

58 46 Posted by: Mr Scribbler at December 30, 2015 07:39 AM (z/vax)

Take heart Scrib, thus far the majority of terrorist attacks have been in Blue Heavens....

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at December 30, 2015 07:53 AM (g8Hfr)

59
Is the GOPe desperate?

Headline from The American Spectator:

Santorum Could Trample Trump

http://tinyurl.com/opzqm6c

Trump has 'em sweating bullets.

Posted by: Ed Anger at December 30, 2015 07:54 AM (RcpcZ)

60 I overheard two youngish hipster cool kid types talking about the refugees they were bringing here to Kentucky next month.

One went to great lengths to explain to his girlfriend that most were able bodied intelligent young men who were willing to work and who were bringing much needed valuable skills to the area.
_______________

LOL. Not bloody likely. More than 90% of the ME refugees who were brought into the U.S. before 2013 are still on welfare.
http://tinyurl.com/ncmptke

Anyway, I'd be very curious to know what kinds of jobs are going begging in Kentucky, that these Syrian refugees are going to fill.


Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 30, 2015 07:54 AM (a31sM)

61 California Law Allowing Seizure of Guns without Notice Begins Jan. 1






Let me guess if you're white and have any affiliation to anything conservative you're guns will get seized but Mohammed and Achmed will not be bothered

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 30, 2015 07:54 AM (45oDG)

62 60 Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 30, 2015 07:54 AM (a31sM)

Well obviously the Syrians are experts on 100% efficient solar panel construction and installation...

given Ogabe's war on coal I think it is a brilliant move he is bringing in these "engineers."

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at December 30, 2015 07:55 AM (g8Hfr)

63 61 Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 30, 2015 07:54 AM (45oDG)

"If you see something you better say nothing..."

//Governor Moonbeam

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at December 30, 2015 07:56 AM (g8Hfr)

64
One went to great lengths to explain to his girlfriend that most
were able bodied intelligent young men who were willing to work and who
were bringing much needed valuable skills to the area.


And we know this how?

Liberal wishcasting.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 30, 2015 07:56 AM (oVJmc)

65 We have a piece on this morning where Evan Thomas says The Won is working from the Eisenhower playbook.

It's really good, and shows The Won is the best!

Posted by: NPR at December 30, 2015 07:58 AM (bpn7O)

66 65 Posted by: NPR at December 30, 2015 07:58 AM (bpn7O)

Yup, Ogabe is just like Ike...

well except for that whole half century of selfless service thing...

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at December 30, 2015 08:00 AM (g8Hfr)

67 We have a piece on this morning where Evan Thomas says The Won is working from the Eisenhower playbook.



It's really good, and shows The Won is the best!

Posted by: NPR at December 30, 2015 07:58 AM (bpn7O)


As things get worse the propaganda will hit new levels of absurdity. Barry will get credit for the sun rising in the morning

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 30, 2015 08:01 AM (45oDG)

68 I don't know what the big deal is. Even with full information, it's not as if Barack Obama knows what to do with it.

If he had complete and total access to Vladimir Putin's thoughts... if some kind of Star Wars mind trick was made available to him where he could read minds and influence people...

Barack Obama would still screw things up beyond all recognition.

He is Wrongway Peachfuzz. Chance the Gardner. Corporal Agarn.

Gomez Adams had a stronger grasp of strategy, by orders of magnitude, than this tone-deaf narcissist we call "President."

Posted by: RobM1981 at December 30, 2015 08:02 AM (zurJC)

69 Santorum Could Trample Trump 

Can you get me some of whatever that writer is smoking? Legally?

Santorum only runs every four years to pocket the contributions when he inevitably folds. Not bad work if you can get it.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 30, 2015 08:02 AM (s4mhZ)

Posted by: King Soetoro at December 30, 2015 08:03 AM (QWiro)

71 I like Rick Santorum a lot. If I had to choose between being money and the evil SoCon that I am I would choose staying a SoCon.

I think a lot of the criticism heaped on him is unfair. He has stayed pretty darn close to his political beliefs his whole lifetime.

In my opinion he would make a very good POTUS.

In normal times.

These times are not normal.

Your choice is pretty much narrowed down to allende or Pinochet.

I guess my vote will go to Pinochet or no one.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and Unimproved. at December 30, 2015 08:03 AM (WVsWD)

72 Well obviously the Syrians are experts on 100% efficient solar panel construction and installation...
_____________

LOL, yes, solar isn't even cost-effective in my state of AZ, but no doubt it will work much better in sun-drenched Kentucky!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 30, 2015 08:05 AM (a31sM)

73 All y'all are so bigoted! I bought a ME Refugee 2016 calendar. Every month a hot, swarthy able-bodied innocent refugee.

Posted by: Kentucky Pajama Boy at December 30, 2015 08:09 AM (QWiro)

74 Has the One ever been asked about his problem with Churchill?

Posted by: william at December 30, 2015 08:11 AM (cwAFZ)

75 Trump has 'em sweating bullets.

Posted by: Ed Anger at December 30, 2015 07:54 AM


Jeebus, I thought you were linking to Tepid Air with that piece. Santorum? That load of bilge masquerading as "analysis" was pure Poppin' Fresh fap-bait.

Too bad for Rockin' Rick that he doesn't have the name recognition and associations that have so far kep Heb! at the Big Boys' Table in the so-called debates.

But he's nothing more than a slightly better-looking Kasich or Pataki.

Posted by: Mr Scribbler at December 30, 2015 08:11 AM (z/vax)

76 Heard Mark Steyn on Rush's program yesterday say that the Taiban control more of Afghanistan now then they did before 9/11.

Posted by: jjod3 at December 30, 2015 08:11 AM (3UYA8)

77 Good morning

Posted by: Bigby's Hook Em Horns at December 30, 2015 08:13 AM (3ZtZW)

78 The one has not been asked anything that would make him uncomfortable. He lives his life insulated from knowing or having to take responsibility for all the bullshit he is causing ... he is our bubble boy potus

Posted by: E.T. at December 30, 2015 08:13 AM (yq4gk)

79 Morning all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 30, 2015 08:14 AM (DUoqb)

80 Heard Mark Steyn on Rush's program yesterday say that the Taiban control more of Afghanistan now then they did before 9/11.
Posted by: jjod3 at December 30, 2015 08:11 AM (3UYA

I think that is since soon after 9/11....but the point is still the same, a HUGE Fredo Failure. Who knew that announcing a withdrawal date beforehand was a bad idea??????

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 30, 2015 08:15 AM (DUoqb)

81 The ability to build IED's and suicide bombs is a much needed skill that Kentucky will benefit from.

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at December 30, 2015 08:18 AM (1BQGO)

82 Heard Mark Steyn on Rush's program yesterday say that the Taiban control more of Afghanistan now then they did before 9/11.
_______________

Yes, Drudge had a link to that story up yesterday or the day before.

More of Obama's legacy of "successful" foreign policy. The thousands of American lives sacrificed there since 9/11, the hundreds of billions of American dollars spent there (in the war that Obama called "the just war") -- all pissed away.

Heckuva job, Barry!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 30, 2015 08:18 AM (a31sM)

83 Just as soon as Obama gets back to D.C. after his holiday vacation. .

Just as soon as Obama reads the papers. . .

Just as soon as Obama gets his next intelligence briefing.

Just as soon as Obama hears about this, boy will he be working hard to see to it that congressional committees investigation this get full co-operation from his administration to find out who authorized the NSA to spy on Americans. You just watch. Obama will find the person responsible. It's probably Bush.

Posted by: Mateusz at December 30, 2015 08:20 AM (UnbLD)

84 Tim, I really think the comparison to Chile is apt. Someone at NRO yesterday wrote an article arguing that the US has not become mor liberal, but that it has become more polarized. That is, more liberal AND more conservative, more secular AND more religious.

That is exactly how Chilean democracy ended in 1970 after more than 100 years of consistent, stable, constitutional order.

Posted by: Sanfranpsycho at December 30, 2015 08:20 AM (Vv/Pc)

85 Santorum voted yes for China permanent most favored trade status, without any controls. Even Pennsylvania's 'other' Senator Arlen Specter knew that was insanity and voted against it.

Santorum will never get my vote.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 30, 2015 08:21 AM (s4mhZ)

86 When you say things like "we didn't tell them to do it, we didn't tell them not to do it" with a wink-nudge, people at the very least get fired because that's unethical as hell.

And if I pulled that in my work, it'd possibly be jail time, too.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 30, 2015 08:22 AM (kZVsz)

87 Anyway, I'd be very curious to know what kinds of jobs are going begging in Kentucky, that these Syrian refugees are going to fill.


Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 30, 2015 07:54 AM

Hit and run driver.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at December 30, 2015 08:23 AM (YCG8H)

88 My mad explosives skillz will be very useful in Kentucky's booming coal industry.

Posted by: Jihado at December 30, 2015 08:24 AM (bpn7O)

89 Anyway, I'd be very curious to know what kinds of jobs are going begging in Kentucky, that these Syrian refugees are going to fill.

****

High velocity lead distributor

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 30, 2015 08:25 AM (NeFrd)

90 More of Obama's legacy of "successful" foreign policy. The thousands of American lives sacrificed there since 9/11, the hundreds of billions of American dollars spent there (in the war that Obama called "the just war") -- all pissed away.

Heckuva job, Barry!
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 30, 2015 08:18 AM (a31sM)

Yup the die was cast soon after that jackass took Office and made that foolish speech at West Point announcing withdrawal dates...The Whole Pentagon Flag Officers should have resigned right there and then!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 30, 2015 08:25 AM (DUoqb)

91 Concerning the spying thingy...

Several places by now have the story - JPost, Breitbart, etc. -

It was kind of breaking yesterday evening and it should be a mega-scandal, but will it be?

I can't wait for McConnell and Ryan to come out, walking stern faced in unison toward the TV cameras, and proclaiming, "We understand the frustration of the 'hard working American people'*, but our hands are tied"

*Euphemism for 'little people who will fall into line anyway once we convince them that a vote for who we don't want them to vote for is a vote for the opposition.'

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean (Ahad ha'at) at December 30, 2015 08:25 AM (BZAd3)

92 From Drudge: Jeb is trying to shake of the low energy label.

Which involves issuing a letter to read to the press by his surrogates. The letter will also be available online, in case you miss the press briefing.

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at December 30, 2015 08:25 AM (1BQGO)

93 I want to know when the latest fragrance is coming out from Oscar-Meyer.

Bacon. Smell like a Short Order Cook.

Posted by: Fritz at December 30, 2015 08:26 AM (UzPAd)

94 So we need the Syrians who are able bodied, and have skillzs to do the work Americans won't do? I wonder what the illegal hispanics working construction will have to say about that.

I wonder what the inner city urban distributors of controlled substances will have to say when jihadies start trying to muscle in on the distribution of those illicit black market goods.

Could be interesting.

Posted by: Mateusz at December 30, 2015 08:28 AM (UnbLD)

95 87 Anyway, I'd be very curious to know what kinds of jobs are going begging in Kentucky, that these Syrian refugees are going to fill.


Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 30, 2015 07:54 AM

Hit and run driver.
_______________

LOL. So basically the same jobs that the Mexican "refugees" fill here in AZ. (In addition to the jobs of home invaders, kidnappers, identity thieves, welfare frauds, drug smugglers, etc.)

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 30, 2015 08:28 AM (a31sM)

96 Anyway, I'd be very curious to know what kinds of jobs are going begging in Kentucky, that these Syrian refugees are going to fill.

****

High velocity lead distributor sponge.



Cowboy up!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 30, 2015 08:28 AM (rIQuo)

97 "Which involves issuing a letter to read to the press by his surrogates."

I'm stealing NGU's line.

CUE THE SHILL!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and Unimproved. at December 30, 2015 08:29 AM (WVsWD)

98 Spying on Congress just bolsters the "Everyone In Washington is Being Blackmailed' Theory.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 30, 2015 08:30 AM (oVJmc)

99 I wonder what the inner city urban distributors of controlled substances will have to say when jihadies start trying to muscle in on the distribution of those illicit black market goods.



Or you get the devout jihadi who attempts to put them out of business because drugs are an affront to allah.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 30, 2015 08:30 AM (rIQuo)

100 Nearly half of the people in this country still believe that Obama is one of the best presidents in history. It will be interesting to actually see how history treats this asshole. Look how it has treated Bubba Clinton. He is considered, even by observers on the right, to be one of the best president's in history, even though he was one of only two presidents to be impeached and him, for good reason - actually committing a felony.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean (Ahad ha'at) at December 30, 2015 08:32 AM (BZAd3)

101 >>>>>LOL. Not bloody likely. More than 90% of the ME refugees who were brought into the U.S. before 2013 are still on welfare.

http://tinyurl.com/ncmptke



Anyway, I'd be very curious to know what kinds of jobs are going
begging in Kentucky, that these Syrian refugees are going to fill.

.
.
.
.I am fairly certain that the two hipsters I overheard were UK Students and not from Kentucky.

Posted by: The Great White Soctsman at December 30, 2015 08:32 AM (iONHu)

102 Jihadis are pretty chickenshit; they stick with the soft targets.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 30, 2015 08:32 AM (kZVsz)

103 "From Drudge: Jeb is trying to shake of the low energy label. "


Another $40 million should do the trick.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2015 08:32 AM (CN2Cf)

104 Trump hits Obama for Star Wars being the only war he cares about. At the end of the video he has a clip of Obama ending a press conference with "I gotta get to Star Wars."

Posted by: WOPR at December 30, 2015 08:33 AM (WVeiZ)

105 >>>Anyway, I'd be very curious to know what kinds of jobs are going begging
in Kentucky, that these Syrian refugees are going to fill.<<<

Rape, kidnapping, and female trafficking will be the first order of business.

Posted by: Fritz at December 30, 2015 08:34 AM (UzPAd)

106 92 From Drudge: Jeb is trying to shake of the low energy label.

Which involves issuing a letter to read to the press by his surrogates. The letter will also be available online, in case you miss the press briefing.
_______________________________

Here's an advance copy of Jeb's letter:

"No estoy de baja energia! Tengo mucha energia!"

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 30, 2015 08:34 AM (a31sM)

107 If there's anything to be thankful to Trump for, it's the total destruction of the Bush campaign.

I really wasn't looking forward to Clinton/Bush II.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 30, 2015 08:36 AM (kZVsz)

108 .I am fairly certain that the two hipsters I overheard were UK Students and not from Kentucky.

Pfft.

The UK dole is filled with 'hard-working immigrants.'

But it does explain the reflexive parroting of PC platitudes. Failure to do so is punishable over there.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 30, 2015 08:37 AM (oVJmc)

109 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2015 08:37 AM (KCxzN)

110 As to the accusations that the NSA spied on Netanyahu and others: You should live your life like I do:

"ASSUME" everyone is spying on your and act accordingly.

Just saying

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 30, 2015 08:38 AM (DUoqb)

111 UK= University of Kentucky

Posted by: Hanoverfist at December 30, 2015 08:39 AM (YCG8H)

112 Jeb! is proof that Barbara once had an affair with a three-toed sloth.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 30, 2015 08:39 AM (oVJmc)

113 I think the WH routinely spies on Congress & SCOTUS and uses material to blackmail them.
Burn.
Scatter.
Salt.
Trump.

Posted by: @votermom at December 30, 2015 08:40 AM (cbfNE)

114 Anyway, I'd be very curious to know what kinds of jobs are going begging in Kentucky, that these Syrian refugees are going to fill.

****


Do we have enough street artists in KY?


"I call this piece, 'Splatter on the Pizzeria Wall', a multimedia exposition of justice and jihad."

/Street Jihartist

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 30, 2015 08:40 AM (NeFrd)

115 You see, going into debt to pay people not to work is a winning strategy. You make the money up on the back-end when the people who have spent years on the dole lose what few job skills they had in the first place get back into the work force and start paying taxes.

That's how it works, right?

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 30, 2015 08:40 AM (kZVsz)

116 Greetings gentlefappers.

#freshhell

#WASTF

The good part is that there are only two days left in this forgettable year.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 30, 2015 08:40 AM (LUgeY)

117 He is considered, even by observers on the right, to be one of the best president's in history, even though he was one of only two presidents to be impeached and him, for good reason - actually committing a felony.
Posted by: Mr Macca Bean (Ahad ha'at) at December 30, 2015 08:32 AM (BZAd3)

If he had continued on the path of his first two years, he wouldn't be considered the same way. But after the 94 election defeat of the Democrats in Congress, he was reined in. From there he mainly governed center-left. No big programs. Congress actually forced him to sign welfare reform. There was a stable tax policy and spending was kept in decent check. As a president, he wasn't bad by Democrat standards. Personally the man is a vile, lecherous slime.

Posted by: WOPR at December 30, 2015 08:41 AM (WVeiZ)

118 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at December 30, 2015 08:42 AM (kff5f)

119 Good mornin to all of you who make this the best place in the entire internets to lurk, Can I pour anyone a cup of joe?

Oh, and as usual, you are all correct.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at December 30, 2015 08:42 AM (GzDYP)

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

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at December 30, 2015 08:42 AM (kff5f)

121 Great thing about more refugees in KY. We have the last stockpile of chemical weapons about 8 miles from my house.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at December 30, 2015 08:43 AM (YCG8H)

122 Yeah, what we need here is more ME refugees from that booming economy they have.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 30, 2015 08:43 AM (LUgeY)

123 "I call this piece, 'Splatter on the Pizzeria Wall', a multimedia exposition of justice and jihad, but mostly jihad."

Fixed, per style-guide.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at December 30, 2015 08:43 AM (kff5f)

124 ¿Jeb? has been offered a gig as a spokesperson for Red Bull. He's going to be playing the role of "Before"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 30, 2015 08:44 AM (NeFrd)

125 In the "Even more proof of the astonishing success of Obama's presidency," category:

Al Qaeda is experiencing a stunning comeback:

http://tinyurl.com/qfc7xav

And this, from the NYT (who say this is my last free article). I need to correct them; This is my last article.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean (Ahad ha'at) at December 30, 2015 08:44 AM (BZAd3)

126 >>>>Great thing about more refugees in KY. We have the last stockpile of chemical weapons about 8 miles from my house.
.
.
.Glad I am upwind of the Blue Grass Depot.

Posted by: The Great White Soctsman at December 30, 2015 08:44 AM (iONHu)

127 Ok, I'm going to read that ikea story from the ont, but from the hotair treatment, the guy asks 'Is that why guys tend to be far, far better tippers?'. I would guess that guys are better tippers because they are more subject to flattery, boobs, and showing off for their friends. I doubt it has anything to do with math skills, at any rate!

Morning.

Posted by: Lea at December 30, 2015 08:44 AM (lIU4e)

128 "Yeah, what we need here is more ME refugees from that booming economy they have."


Litterally.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2015 08:45 AM (2Iqii)

129 "You make the money up on the back-end when the people who have spent years on the dole lose what few job skills they had in the first place get back into the work force and start paying taxes."

Having govt. dependent children who learn at a young age to expect free stuff and consume more in in public assistance than they pay in taxes over a life-time will also save Social Security. It's Science!

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at December 30, 2015 08:45 AM (1BQGO)

130 Yeah, what we need here is more ME refugees from that booming economy they have.

Not to mention the booming economy we have.

Some liberal idiots are trying to say that Conservatives are "fear mongering" about ISIS to distract from the wonderful economy - that interest rates are low, that gas is down below $2/gal, and that wages are increasing.

I simply stared at that for a while and finally decided, "No, it would take far too long to explain why that's not even wrong."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at December 30, 2015 08:45 AM (kff5f)

131 "Yeah, what we need here is more ME refugees from that booming economy they have."


Wouldn't that be a "kabomming" economy?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and Unimproved. at December 30, 2015 08:46 AM (WVsWD)

132 Congress will do nothing. Trey might hold a special committee investigation which will end up making the NSA and O look better, and then Paul Ryan will end up increasing the funding for the NSA to better spy on them.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 30, 2015 08:47 AM (dvuhZ)

133 59 Santorum Could Trample Trump



http://tinyurl.com/opzqm6c



Trump has 'em sweating bullets.

Posted by: Ed Anger at December 30, 2015 07:54 AM (RcpcZ)


Anyone who thinks Santorum has a remote chance is an idiot. The last poll on RCP has Santorum at 0.6. The only one lower is Pataki and he has already dropped out.,

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 30, 2015 08:48 AM (t2KH5)

134 There's a new book out which appears to be quite a good re-assessment of the Battle of the Bulge. Antony Beevor, "Ardennes, 1944".

Being a Moron, I noticed one part of the NYT review in particular:

There is no romance in this story, nor should there be -- though plenty of lust, including Gen. George S. Patton bedding Marlene Dietrich;

Well now! I read Patton's memoir, "War as I Knew It", and I don't recall the old coot dishing on that.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at December 30, 2015 08:48 AM (1xUj/)

135 >>>>Not to mention the booming economy we have.



Some liberal idiots are trying to say that Conservatives are "fear
mongering" about ISIS to distract from the wonderful economy - that
interest rates are low, that gas is down below $2/gal, and that wages
are increasing.



I simply stared at that for a while and finally decided, "No, it would take far too long to explain why that's not even wrong."
.
.
.
.Here in Scott County Kentucky we have virtually no unemployment. It was 2.8% the last quarter thanks to Toyota.

Posted by: The Great White Soctsman at December 30, 2015 08:48 AM (iONHu)

136 I think the Dems are trying to set up the Dubai model of economics, where the citizens work the white collar jobs, while the imported labor works the blue.

With all the evil that model entails.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 30, 2015 08:48 AM (kZVsz)

137 I think the WH routinely spies on Congress & SCOTUS and uses material to blackmail them.
Burn.
Scatter.
Salt.
Trump.
Posted by: @votermom at December 30, 2015 08:40 AM (cbfNE)

They probably think, hey! Kennedy did it, so it's ok!

Posted by: Mainah at December 30, 2015 08:48 AM (659DL)

138 Without Trump we'd have Bush and Kasich as the top 2 screaming their little lungs out, "No. I work better with democrats!"

Posted by: OldDominionMom at December 30, 2015 08:48 AM (GzDYP)

139 Booming economy.

Yep, just think of all the overtime work for clean up crews, glaziers, and the construction trades. Those people will have plenty of work. Oh, and the Law Enforcement and Dispensing of Justice; all those lawyers and billable hours going through the roof.

There is money to be made here for people who can get in on the ground floor, but first you're gonna need a law degree from a prestigious university which you can get by applying for a student loan.

Prosperity is just around the corner my friend. You'll see.

Posted by: Mateusz at December 30, 2015 08:48 AM (UnbLD)

140 "though plenty of lust, including Gen. George S. Patton bedding Marlene Dietrich;"

That could explain the mysterious car accident.

Jealous wife.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and Unimproved. at December 30, 2015 08:50 AM (WVsWD)

141 I would guess that guys are better tippers because they are more subject to flattery, boobs, and showing off for their friends.

I doubt it has anything to do with math skills, at any rate!



20% is easier to figure than 15%.
Just double 10%.
No icky 10%, double it, half that, add to 10%.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 30, 2015 08:51 AM (rIQuo)

142 Speaking of Patton, that's one conspiracy theory I actually believe. He was too much of a lose cannon for 'em after the war was over. Why, he wanted to just keep going on take on the Russkies, which he said we be fighting anyway before it was over.

And he still may be right.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 30, 2015 08:52 AM (dvuhZ)

143 Well, duh. We should know that next to Teapartiers, the worst enemies this Washington City regime and it's jihadi boyfriends have is joooos. Especially strong, independent, brave joooos like Israelis.

Posted by: Eromero at December 30, 2015 08:52 AM (b+df9)

144 Here in Scott County Kentucky we have virtually no unemployment. It was 2.8% the last quarter thanks to Toyota.

Granted that some areas are doing well (I live in the DFW Metroplex and see all sorts of businesses hiring for all sorts of jobs - from low end fast food to car mechanics to construction and always, *always*, IT), most of our "low" UE is due to the fact that people who have given up are simply not counted. IIRC we are still at historic highs for non-participation.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at December 30, 2015 08:52 AM (kff5f)

145 136 I think the Dems are trying to set up the Dubai model of economics, where the citizens[/]Dems work the white collar jobs, while the imported labor works the blue.
Unpeople of Jesusland stay in camps.

Posted by: @votermom at December 30, 2015 08:52 AM (cbfNE)

146 To be fair,I think most of the US Army banged Deitrich.

Posted by: steevy at December 30, 2015 08:53 AM (8HTq1)

Posted by: @votermom at December 30, 2015 08:53 AM (cbfNE)

148 20% is easier to figure than 15%.
Just double 10%.
No icky 10%, double it, half that, add to 10%.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 30, 2015 08:51 AM (rIQuo)


I just divide by 6.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at December 30, 2015 08:53 AM (kff5f)

149 sorry

Posted by: @votermom at December 30, 2015 08:53 AM (cbfNE)

150 "...that gas is down below $2/gal"

Just wait until small producers and frackers that drove the price down go belly-up and abandon their wells. Increasing federal regulation and environmental lunatic law-suits will make it near impossible to get started again and Saudi Arabia will then cut back their production. Hello $4 gas. This will only be allowed to happen after Obama is safely out of office, BTW.

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at December 30, 2015 08:54 AM (1BQGO)

151 Posted by: @votermom at December 30, 2015 08:40 AM (cbfNE)

They probably think, hey! Kennedy did it, so it's ok!
Posted by: Mainah at December 30, 2015 08:48 AM (659DL

Kennedy was a fucking piker
Posted by: Zombie Richard M. Nixon

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at December 30, 2015 08:54 AM (voOPb)

152 Just double 10%.

That's what I do. And then I round towards the cash I have.

Posted by: Lea at December 30, 2015 08:55 AM (lIU4e)

153 Tipping 20% consistently at small places you frequent leads to better/preferential treatment.

This is especially true when you're talking about the hipster generation who will nurse a $2 beer for a couple hours then tip for shit.

Now, an Applebee's, you may get 15% out of me.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 30, 2015 08:55 AM (kZVsz)

154 Soooo close.

Posted by: The Barrel at December 30, 2015 08:56 AM (YCG8H)

155 Tipping 20% consistently at small places you frequent leads to better/preferential treatment.

Tipping bartenders well leads to free drinks!

Posted by: Lea at December 30, 2015 08:56 AM (lIU4e)

156 Strikethroughs are a dangerous path to walk.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 30, 2015 08:57 AM (kZVsz)

157 150 "...that gas is down below $2/gal"

Just wait until small producers and frackers that drove the price down go belly-up and abandon their wells
---------------------------------------------------

Inside and outside of our little village there are 4 frac plants. Basically all of them have shut down except for small crews to keep them going. Where we would see dump trucks on the roads 24/7 and the trains going all times during the day. Not so much anymore.

Oil has to be around $64 barrel for the fracing to be economical.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at December 30, 2015 08:57 AM (voOPb)

158 The places I go, tipping is not expected. YOu guys start giving them the idea that the counter clerk at a fast food place should get ten percent, there's gonna be trouble.

Posted by: Mateusz at December 30, 2015 08:57 AM (UnbLD)

159 120 Burn it down.
Scatter the stones.
Salt the earth where it stood.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther)

AllenG, if I ever get my zazzle store going I want to use that on tshirts. You ok with that?

Posted by: @votermom at December 30, 2015 08:57 AM (cbfNE)

160 I doubt it has anything to do with math skills, at any rate!

Morning.
Posted by: Lea at December 30, 2015 08:44 AM (lIU4e)

No, I don't think that is it. Plus what you call boobs and flattery is more along the lines of appreciation for good service and a nice atmosphere which can make a dinner more enjoyable.

I was best man for a friend. At the dinner for the bachelor party it came time to pay the check. Guys were throwing money at me. One guy even offered to pay my bill for organizing everything (I declined.) The waitress received a nice tip. I don't think it was showing off but more everyone wanting to make sure they contributed to the happenings. And these were accountants and computer geeks, so math wasn't an issue.

The bachelorette party was at the same time. I heard that the ladies had quite a fuss over exactly how much everyone owed.

Posted by: WOPR at December 30, 2015 08:57 AM (WVeiZ)

161 If you were setting up an apocalypse along the lines of say, the Book of Revelation, what would you do differently than what we see before us?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 30, 2015 08:58 AM (659DL)

162 112 Jeb! is proof that Barbara once had an affair with a three-toed sloth.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 30, 2015 08:39 AM (oVJmc)



Untrue, sir. Sloths have shoulders.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at December 30, 2015 08:58 AM (yxw0r)

163 148 20% is easier to figure than 15%.
Just double 10%.
No icky 10%, double it, half that, add to 10%.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 30, 2015 08:51 AM (rIQuo)

I just divide by 6.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at

Geez, don't any of you morons have a tip calculator on your cell phone/device. Sometimes I just wonder about you guys.

Posted by: Someone who doesn't know shit about technology

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at December 30, 2015 08:58 AM (voOPb)

164
"though plenty of lust, including Gen. George S. Patton bedding Marlene Dietrich;"



That could explain the mysterious car accident.



Jealous wife.Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and Unimproved. at December 30, 2015 08:50 AM (WVsWD)
Or she could have found out Patton was banging his niece.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 30, 2015 08:58 AM (X6fMO)

165 20% is easier to figure than 15%.
Just double 10%.
No icky 10%, double it, half that, add to 10%.
------------
But mostly boobs...

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at December 30, 2015 08:59 AM (kXzR8)

166 But mostly boobs...


...where your full attention is divided by two.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 30, 2015 09:00 AM (LUgeY)

167  From Drudge: Jeb is trying to shake of the low energy label. Which involves issuing a letter to read to the press by his surrogates. The letter will also be available online, in case you miss the press briefing.
Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi 


For you gringos unable to read Espanol, a link to an Englsh translation will be provided.

Posted by: Jeb Bush at December 30, 2015 09:00 AM (H2UCq)

168 so......that's what happened to our conservatives......

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at December 30, 2015 09:02 AM (0O7c5)

169 That could explain the mysterious car accident.

Jealous wife.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and Unimproved. at December 30, 2015 08:50 AM (WVsWD)

Oh, I don't think the wives of these guys were ignorant of what was happening. I figure there were a lot of unwritten agreements of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and Keep it Quiet."

Posted by: WOPR at December 30, 2015 09:03 AM (WVeiZ)

170 Hey! What happened to the Jeb Bush shipment?

Posted by: The Jerk Store at December 30, 2015 09:03 AM (AxTzt)

171 From Drudge: Jeb is trying to shake of the low energy label. Which involves issuing a letter to read to the press by his surrogates. The letter will also be available online, in case you miss the press briefing.

Political consultant hacks are mind-numbingly stupid.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 30, 2015 09:03 AM (659DL)

172 No, I don't think that is it. Plus what you call boobs and flattery is more along the lines of appreciation for good service and a nice atmosphere which can make a dinner more enjoyable.

Which is why my waitressing friend often wore what she called 'her money shorts'. Because it was all about good service : )

At the dinner for the bachelor party it came time to pay the check. Guys were throwing money at me.

I don't have any issues with most of the people I go out with, although maybe when we were younger? I think everyone now is more secure in their funds. But I do remember a guy I worked with shoving WAY more than I needed for cab fare at me on multiple occasions (even as I tried to explain I was going to make a profit off this). It's not math, but it is something...

Posted by: Lea at December 30, 2015 09:04 AM (lIU4e)

173 Morning, glorious fellow children of the Almighty!

It's the penultimate day of the year.

And the sixth day of Christmas.

Who the heck came up with the word "penultimate" anyway? What a funny word.

Now to see what all'a y'all 'been sayin'.

Posted by: mindful webworker - punultimately at December 30, 2015 09:04 AM (mf0wg)

174 The only thing that would make the Jeb thing MORE consultanty is if the letter were different depending on the zip code in which it was being read.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 30, 2015 09:04 AM (659DL)

175 I usually just tell people to get me next time; I hate splitting checks.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 30, 2015 09:05 AM (kZVsz)

176 Getting ready to take Mrs. E to see Star Wars. IMAX the way to go?

Posted by: Eromero at December 30, 2015 09:06 AM (b+df9)

177 Reminder: Douglas Adams powered a damn space ship off the behavior of numbers on restaurant checks.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 30, 2015 09:06 AM (659DL)

178 Getting ready to take Mrs. E to see Star Wars. IMAX the way to go?

Eh. A regular screen is fine.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 30, 2015 09:07 AM (659DL)

179 The waitress received a nice tip. I don't think it was showing off but more everyone wanting to make sure they contributed to the happenings. And these were accountants and computer geeks, so math wasn't an issue.

The bachelorette party was at the same time. I heard that the ladies had quite a fuss over exactly how much everyone owed.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^
THIS!
Down to the last penny.
Guys - Entree - $10.99, Iced tea - $1.50, "Here, here's a twenty. Add the rest to the tip.

Women - Marlene, you owe $13.82, Jenny, yours comes out to $11.43, Karen, ........

Posted by: rickb223 at December 30, 2015 09:08 AM (rIQuo)

180 Getting ready to take Mrs. E to see Star Wars. IMAX the way to go?


Spoiler: Opus is Bill the Cat's father. Also, Charlie Brown finally gets to kick the football.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at December 30, 2015 09:08 AM (1xUj/)

181 Thanks, Circa. Regular screen, she will view. Yes.

Posted by: Eromero at December 30, 2015 09:09 AM (b+df9)

182 Quite frankly I think saying that Obama spying on Congress and blackmailing them is giving Congress too much credit. I think the RNC and most of the Republican "Representatives" are of the opinion that Jon Huntsman and Colin Powell should be the middle ground of the GOP.

They really hate having to pander to all us stupid hicks that actually want them to reduce the size and scope of government and to actually keep their promises and follow the current party platform they are supposed to support.

Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2015 09:10 AM (zt+N6)

183 Dear Prospective Republican Primary Voter,


I knitted you a nice tea cozy. Enjoy! Feel the energy.

Sincerely,

¡¡Jeb!!


P.S. Now with more exclamation points.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 30, 2015 09:10 AM (NeFrd)

184 Nood

Posted by: rickb223 at December 30, 2015 09:11 AM (rIQuo)

185 Willowed of course.

Posted by: buzzion at December 30, 2015 09:12 AM (zt+N6)

186 THIS!
Down to the last penny.
Guys - Entree - $10.99, Iced tea - $1.50, "Here, here's a twenty. Add the rest to the tip.

Women - Marlene, you owe $13.82, Jenny, yours comes out to $11.43, Karen, ........
Posted by: rickb223 at Decemb

Its a chromosome thing

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at December 30, 2015 09:12 AM (voOPb)

187 rdbrewer: That Drudge place, you can get some news there. You guys should check it out.

And the news-looking link goes to Googley.

Vic: No news this morning. Slept too late.

Man! The day is shot, right at the beginning.

Posted by: mindful webworker - frowny face at December 30, 2015 09:12 AM (mf0wg)

188 Who cares about his energy anyway?He sucks.He would suck if he was spinning like a top.

Posted by: steevy at December 30, 2015 09:12 AM (8HTq1)

189 As things get worse the propaganda will hit new levels of absurdity.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 30, 2015 08:01 AM (45oDG)


Telling point. I am constantly reminded of one Orwell quote: "In times of universal deceit, telling the Truth becomes a revolutionary act."

It's no wonder whistleblowers, and those like the families of those who died at Benghazi and who can speak with both the moral superiority of being the bereaved but also 'ear'witnesses, are ignored. The Truth is just too volatile in these Social Justice Wanker days. But when Reality will no longer be ignored and the Truth comes crashing down thanks to this Administration cooking the books in every department and the Fellatio Media obligingly going along in their reporting, it will not be pretty. But even then, I believe the Mocha Messiah's 'Get Out Of Blame Free' card will still apply.

Economics, rhetoric, The Constitution, so many important things our culture no longer teaches. So lies become brasher and more insistent, making them easier to sell to not just a badly informed populace, but a mal-informed populace. One cannot debate the enemy when an agreement cannot even be made on something so simple as The Facts as they are so used to believing and regurgitating lies they are told. One can see it, it's lock-step ideological talking points all the time, hashed out among government and media. One only has to look at some insider's account of San Bernardino, how the Administration's first thought was the P.R. assessment over national security concerns and its rote damage control mode. Barry, or Val Jar-Jar Binx or whomever, having intelligence reports cooked to downplay threats so Barry doesn't have to, you know, actually work and do his job.

I'm not holding my breath waiting for TIME to do a cover story on 'Is The Truth Dead?'

Posted by: RickZ at December 30, 2015 09:16 AM (A5RGQ)

190 When it comes to groups of women calculating their share of the tip?

It makes nuclear engineering look like it isn't detailed enough.

To the penny...
and to the grave

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 30, 2015 09:18 AM (ptqRm)

191 Incredible amounts of rain in upstate SC this morning. Wish it was snow. I'm sick like that.

However, I awoke this morning to the shock of all shocks. Hormel made a freaking men's cologne!

Posted by: Lady in Black....sigh at December 30, 2015 09:20 AM (pVkEV)

192 AllenG, if I ever get my zazzle store going I want to use that on tshirts. You ok with that?

Go for it. I don't think I even made it up, I just use it a lot.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at December 30, 2015 09:21 AM (kff5f)

193 He could get away with murder because he's "historic".


Hmmm... He already has gotten away with murder - unless you don't think at least 300 counts of Felony murder and one count of Felony Capital murder in Fast and Furious count.

Posted by: An Observation at December 30, 2015 09:21 AM (I1gHb)

194 Women - Marlene, you owe $13.82, Jenny, yours comes out to $11.43, Karen, ........
Posted by: rickb223 at December 30, 2015 09:08 AM (rIQuo)

Jenny: Wait, Marlene ate half of my salad.

Posted by: WOPR at December 30, 2015 09:22 AM (WVeiZ)

195 Jenny: Wait, Marlene ate half of my salad.
Posted by: WOPR at December 30, 2015 09:22 AM (WVeiZ)


Ha.

Posted by: Lea at December 30, 2015 09:24 AM (lIU4e)

196
Jerry Lewis: Refugees should stay the hell where they are.

Trump/Nutty Professor 2016

Posted by: anti-socialist at December 30, 2015 06:42 AM (o9lmn)







Look at it this way, with Jerry Lewis as VP or Pres, the French will FINALLY respect the US.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 30, 2015 09:27 AM (j4wsR)

197 Rain's back. Really sick of this.

Soggy New Year, indeed.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 30, 2015 09:28 AM (9krrF)

198 ...If you were setting up an apocalypse along the lines of say, the Book of Revelation, what would you do differently than what we see before us?...

Megiddo isn't a likely battlefield (yet). Turkey seems more prominent than expected.

I'm thinking we are more at Ezekiel 39:8 not Revelation. Rebuild the Temple first. :-)

Posted by: scorecard at December 30, 2015 09:31 AM (rnH8X)

199 Jeb opened his mouth and removed all doubt.

Posted by: scorecard at December 30, 2015 09:37 AM (rnH8X)

200 I say the next president seize and impound IRS and spy agency records the moment he becomes pres. Would take a coordination that Trump could achieve.

Posted by: william at December 30, 2015 09:37 AM (cwAFZ)

201 I'm thinking we are more at Ezekiel 39:8 not Revelation. Rebuild the Temple first. :-)

Temple gets re-established after Gog and Magor Magog are defeated in Ezekiel IIRC.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 30, 2015 09:39 AM (9krrF)

202
Geez, don't any of you morons have a tip calculator on your cell phone/device. Sometimes I just wonder about you guys.


I can't tell you the number of times I've seen people be stupefied when I do calculations in my head.

It's then that I realize why the world is the way it is.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 30, 2015 09:47 AM (oVJmc)

203 Is the B'more murder rate highs part of the racial healing the stupid white leftists thought they were getting by voting in an lazy, incompetent, black racist as potus?

Posted by: Jukin, Former Republican at December 30, 2015 01:34 PM (AhyHb)

204 "I will not increase taxes on middle class americans one dime"


he said right out of the box he raises taxes on cigarettes ...one dime. Then attacks us with a $10000 health care tax. That's a hundred thousand dimes. It's enough to drive you to valu-rite vodka.

Posted by: torabora at December 30, 2015 02:37 PM (JTgB3)

205 Title should be: Illegal spying on GOP legislators also taps foreign dignitaries.

Posted by: Smarty at December 30, 2015 05:34 PM (+02kp)

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