Morning Thread (2-1-2016)

It has arrived! Tonight we will once again bear witness to the quadrennial spectacle of ethanol farmers exercising disproportionate influence on our choice of a new president.

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1 Good Morning Morons. Today is Monday, February 01, 2016. On this day in 2003 the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated on reentry into the atmosphere when returning from a mission resulting in the deaths of everyone on board.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 06:42 AM (t2KH5)

2 Ayatollah Ali Khamenei awarded the Order of Fat'h to the soldiers who captured the American sailors who allegedly crossed over into Iranian waters. Doesn't take much to get a medal there. Just wipe your ass with Obama.


http://tinyurl.com/jyyjdam

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 06:43 AM (t2KH5)

3 These lost or stolen DHS guns that we have been reporting periodically here are a drop in the bucket. It is much worse than what we have been told. It appears that these people can't find their ass with either hand. It is time to start firing people who lose their gun.


http://tinyurl.com/hj36ruf

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 06:43 AM (t2KH5)

4 Ground crews mistakenly painted Denver Broncos on both ends of the field for the Super Bowl. Perhaps they should be issued a gun and a badge for DHS.


http://tinyurl.com/j2jvqtn

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 06:43 AM (t2KH5)

5 Muzzie savages burn children to death in Nigeria.


http://tinyurl.com/jurfxm4

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 06:44 AM (t2KH5)

6 George Soros just gave Scankles $6M. And she complains about big money in politics.


http://tinyurl.com/hwon7th

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 06:44 AM (t2KH5)

7 Huzzah! Go Vic!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 01, 2016 06:44 AM (u82oZ)

8 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 01, 2016 06:44 AM (u82oZ)

9 Here is the biggest problem with the "caucuses" in Iowa. It is damn easy to sway them by packing the caucus with out of State plants. And again I ask, why does this blue State get to go first?


http://tinyurl.com/z3jljbq

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 06:44 AM (t2KH5)

10 Former State Department IG says Scankles will never be indicted and that this whole thing with her e-mails was planned by her and the State Department from start to finish. The aim was to avoid record keeping requirements (and FOI requests). IOW the aim was to break the law.


http://tinyurl.com/zzy7xpg

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 06:44 AM (t2KH5)

11 Corn day at last!

Posted by: two of spades (promotion pending) at February 01, 2016 06:45 AM (wciqG)

12
Documents show that Obama lied to congress and the public in the last two budget showdowns. No shit; it would be bigger news if documents showed he told the truth for a change.


http://tinyurl.com/zayj9bh

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 06:45 AM (t2KH5)

13 Iowa meat packing plants have all been repopulated with Hispanics (from Mexico). The question is, how many are illegals? I seem to recall ICE under Bush raiding such a plant several years ago and hundreds of them fleeing out the back doors. The plant owners were fined a few hundred dollars and had their pee pee whacked. Here Obama isn't even doing that. All it would take is fining the crap out of these owners and jailing for multiple offenses and this shit would stop. There is no need to "build a wall".


http://tinyurl.com/hu3ejv3

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 06:45 AM (t2KH5)

14 Off to work.

Thank you Vic.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 01, 2016 06:45 AM (u82oZ)

15 And there are 26 sanctuary counties in Iowa. Why are they not having their federal funds revoked?


http://tinyurl.com/z75hoht

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 06:45 AM (t2KH5)

16 Latest Reuters poll shows Trump continues to lead way out in front. Nobody else is even close.


http://tinyurl.com/hdkb3ps

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 06:45 AM (t2KH5)

17 ISIS savages behead 14 year old boy for missing prayers. Force parents to watch.


http://tinyurl.com/jb8fkpj

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 06:46 AM (t2KH5)

18 The Democrat establishment is trying to run commie Bernie out of the race.


http://tinyurl.com/hpj8jaj

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 06:46 AM (t2KH5)

19 Rubio spokesman admits that the gang of 8 sellout bill did not secure the border first. Everyone with at least one working brain cell already knew that toad.


http://tinyurl.com/jb7a4dl

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 06:46 AM (t2KH5)

20 The University of CT is creating a dorm for black males only. When will they create one for white males only? Answer; never. When will the corrupt DOJ investigate them? Answer; never.


http://tinyurl.com/htv5uod

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 06:46 AM (t2KH5)

21 Saudi police have arrested 9 American "terror" suspects; all from CAIR.


http://tinyurl.com/hecd4dc

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 06:47 AM (t2KH5)

22 Republicans in the House are seeking some more TV time while accomplishing nothing on Obama's illegal amnesty.


http://tinyurl.com/jcngd3v

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 06:47 AM (t2KH5)

23 The Daily Deals


http://tinyurl.com/z7wzgz8


That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 06:47 AM (t2KH5)

24 Waking nightmare

July 2016: GOP nom goes to Anyone But Trump

August 2016: Trump runs 3rd party

November 2016: Democrats win the general

January 2017: Nation in flames

Satan: Mission accomplished!

Morning, Glories! It's only Monday. Happy New Month!

Posted by: mindful webworker - it's all a dream at February 01, 2016 06:48 AM (TUUTu)

25 It has arrived! Tonight we will once again bear witness to the
quadrennial spectacle of ethanol farmers exercising disproportionate
influence on our choice of a new president.



I understood that all those ethanol factories had shutdown back to levels of pre-Obama. Without the federal subsidies and the big mandate they are cost-prohibitive.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 06:49 AM (t2KH5)

26 Goddamn Mondays.

Posted by: Evil Otto at February 01, 2016 06:49 AM (6eVVe)

27 Thanks for the uplifting news links, Vic!

Say, how do you see the election year turning out at this point?

Posted by: mindful webworker - blurred visionary at February 01, 2016 06:55 AM (TUUTu)

28 The real nightmare

July 2016 - the RNCe nominates Jebbie the Hutt because concensus


Aug 2016 - Scankles is indicted for multiple felonies and withdraws from the race.


Democrats replace her with commie Sanders who has never held a real job in his life and can't wipe his ass without getting shitty hands.


Sep 2016 - Conservatives tell the RNCe to piss off and boycott the Nov election


Nov 2016 - Commie Sanders wins in a lopsided election with only one candidate

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 06:57 AM (t2KH5)

29 Thank you for the news Vic. Here's one for you: maybe it got covered over the weekend. Liz Cheney filed papers on Friday to run for Wyoming ' s lone congressional seat, the one her dad held for years. Cynthia Lummis is retiring. Cynthia was one of those punished by Boehner when
he took all those committee chairs away from the Republicans that stood up against him. Before his demise.

Posted by: small town girl at February 01, 2016 06:57 AM (SAhpk)

30 29 Posted by: small town girl at February 01, 2016 06:57 AM (SAhpk)


Yeah, somebody posted it Saturday I think.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 06:58 AM (t2KH5)

31 Is there one piece of good news out there?

Posted by: ugg boots at February 01, 2016 07:00 AM (fbovC)

32 31
Is there one piece of good news out there?

Posted by: ugg boots at February 01, 2016 07:00 AM (fbovC)

Yeah, 72F and sunny here today which will bring on the porch rocker.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 07:00 AM (t2KH5)

33 And there are 26 sanctuary counties in Iowa. Why are they not having their federal funds revoked?

Because Ryan's omnibus funded them.

Rubio spokesman admits that the gang of 8 sellout bill did not secure the border first. Everyone with at least one working brain cell already knew that toad.

Rubio as pres, Ryan as speaker. Que bueno!

The University of CT is creating a dorm for black males only.

How about drinking fountains for black males only? Okay never mind, but if any reports of criminal behavior come from that dorm, the news will have to black out not only a description of the perps, but a description of the location.

Posted by: iforgot at February 01, 2016 07:00 AM (YOxw1)

34 33
And there are 26 sanctuary counties in Iowa. Why are they not having their federal funds revoked?

Because Ryan's omnibus funded them.


Posted by: iforgot at February 01, 2016 07:00 AM (YOxw1)



That doesn't keep their federal funds from being cut off.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 07:02 AM (t2KH5)

35 Enjoy that rocker Vic. It's snowing here....17*

Posted by: small town girl at February 01, 2016 07:02 AM (SAhpk)

36 35
Enjoy that rocker Vic. It's snowing here....17*

Posted by: small town girl at February 01, 2016 07:02 AM (SAhpk)

You're in MT right?

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 07:03 AM (t2KH5)

37 good morning all

Posted by: chemjeff at February 01, 2016 07:04 AM (uZNvH)

38 20 The University of CT is creating a dorm for black males only. When will they create one for white males only? Answer; never. When will the corrupt DOJ investigate them? Answer; never.


http://tinyurl.com/htv5uod
Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 06:46 AM (t2KH5)

Do they get their own separate water fountains? Bathrooms? Lines at the cafeteria? Wait, this is starting to sound like...nah, couldn't be...

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 01, 2016 07:04 AM (kpqmD)

39 Thanks for the news, Vic!

And thank you God, for this day. (I try to say that every morning and it helps - every day is a gift)

Posted by: @votermom at February 01, 2016 07:04 AM (cbfNE)

40 I went out Saturday and put the charger on the lawn mower for an hour then hit the key. It cranked right up on the first attempt and ran like a top. I was astounded.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 07:04 AM (t2KH5)

41 That doesn't keep their federal funds from being cut off.


Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 07:02 AM (t2KH5)

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Explain, please.

Posted by: iforgot at February 01, 2016 07:05 AM (YOxw1)

42 Enjoy the nice temps, Vic.

Posted by: ugg boots at February 01, 2016 07:05 AM (fbovC)

43 Intersectional Feminism is Objectively Pro-Rape

Feminism is purportedly about overthrowing The Patriarchy™, yet Feminists are silent, if not complicit, in the rapes and assaults on European women by "migrant" men, even to the point of outright saying they prefer rapists over "racists".

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11039

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 01, 2016 07:06 AM (vBeA5)

44 41
That doesn't keep their federal funds from being cut off.




Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 07:02 AM (t2KH5)

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Explain, please.


Posted by: iforgot at February 01, 2016 07:05 AM (YOxw1)

It means congress (or a President with balls) can simply withhold federal funds for any project they want.

They used to do it to cities in the southern States all the time.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 07:07 AM (t2KH5)

45 In Wyoming. Much closer to Colorado than MT.

Posted by: small town girl at February 01, 2016 07:08 AM (SAhpk)

46
Tonight is my night bitches!!!!!

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 01, 2016 07:09 AM (HSmrB)

47 So I'm reading "The Road to Hell" by Michael Maren about how US foreign aid money corrupts everything it touches and I suddenly realize it is not just Somalia.

It is also how politicians in Washington, D.C. buy political power by spreading federal dollars around to favored supporters of said politician. And that it has been going on since the first US Congress appropriated funds for a National Postal Service and the Post Roads which gave Ben Franklin, who lobbied for said Post Office and Post roads, wider distribution of his broadsheets and pamphlets.

Just to be fair, the book has received scathing reviews by humanitarians who have made a career out of distributing humanitarian aid to desperate starving people. It is interesting to see the positive reviews about similar muckraking books pointing out the corrupting influence of federal money in the giant military-industrial-aerospace-government complex.

I'm beginning to fear the whole Declaration of Independence and the myth of an Ideal Utopia of freedom and liberty was a fraud from the very first rifle shot.

Posted by: Willburn Sooner at February 01, 2016 07:09 AM (4T61K)

48 45
In Wyoming. Much closer to Colorado than MT.

Posted by: small town girl at February 01, 2016 07:08 AM (SAhpk)

Ah WY. I wanted to move there as soon as I retired. Wifey said no because too cold. Maybe she was right.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 07:09 AM (t2KH5)

49 "28
The real nightmare

July 2016 - the RNCe nominates Jebbie the Hutt because concensus


Aug 2016 - Scankles is indicted for multiple felonies and withdraws from the race.


Democrats
replace her with commie Sanders who has never held a real job in his
life and can't wipe his ass without getting shitty hands.


Sep 2016 - Conservatives tell the RNCe to piss off and boycott the Nov election


Nov 2016 - Commie Sanders wins in a lopsided election with only one candidate


Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 06:57 AM (t2KH5)"


Hell, if the GOPe makes Jeb the Republican candidate through some kind of brokered convention shenanigans, I won't stay home. I'll vote for Bernie, the Let It Burn candidate. If all the insiders are playing at Peak Stupid, why be left out of the fun.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 01, 2016 07:11 AM (QHgTq)

50 ugg boots: Is there one piece of good news out there?

'Israeli' Vulture Cleared of 'Spying' in Lebanon

Okay, that's so stupid it's more sad than good I suppose. Best I could find on short notice.

Posted by: mindful webworker - hawkeyed at February 01, 2016 07:11 AM (TUUTu)

51

DAY 1,182

281 to go (354 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 February 01, 2016 07:12 AM (zLP1L)

52 "That doesn't keep their federal funds from being cut off."

Actually there is a law that says the President must spend the money congress appropriates because it was Nixon (I think) who, during a budget battle, said he wouldn't spend the money.

So if congress appropriates the money, the president has to spend it on what congress wants the money spent on.

Posted by: Willburn Sooner at February 01, 2016 07:12 AM (4T61K)

53 Just to be fair, the book has received scathing reviews by humanitarians
who have made a career out of distributing humanitarian aid to
desperate starving people.

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The money would be better channeled through focused charities with smart eyes on their recipients, which would be better funded if the government wasn't levying so much on people's wages.

Posted by: iforgot at February 01, 2016 07:13 AM (YOxw1)

54 Is there one piece of good news out there?

Yes, but you probably won't find it on the "mourning" links. Vick goes to a lot of trouble to find and post this links to keep us informed and I appreciate his effort. Sometimes I choose not to be so well informed, and I don't read the posts or the links and my day is much better. I can only take so much news in day

The good news is- hopefully- that you have people in your life who love and need you, some resources or job so that you have a home and food and clothing You also have an opportunity by how you respond to people by making a difference in their world every single day.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 01, 2016 07:13 AM (w4NZ8)

55
On a truly sad and depressing note, I'm once again #1 for the week in comments.

Anyway, I've posted something new at Cut Jib. Link in nic.

Off to the allergist to get shot. Later and look out for the Mossad killer Joo vultures.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 01, 2016 07:13 AM (zLP1L)

56 I'm all tingly.

Posted by: Baldy at February 01, 2016 07:15 AM (1SCTq)

57 JJ - Congratulations on taking the top place.

Posted by: mindful webworker - generally squeaking at February 01, 2016 07:15 AM (TUUTu)

58 52 Actually there is a law that says the President must
spend the money congress appropriates because it was Nixon (I think)
who, during a budget battle, said he wouldn't spend the money.



So if congress appropriates the money, the president has to spend it on what congress wants the money spent on.

Posted by: Willburn Sooner at February 01, 2016 07:12 AM (4T61K)

Yes, the impoundment Act. However money can still be frozen/withheld if approved by congress.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 07:16 AM (t2KH5)

59 I just pulled up the sades and if it is going to be sunny here today there are a lot of clouds that must get cleared out first.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 07:17 AM (t2KH5)

60 Good morning all.

A change of scenery on this date in 1944.

Feb 1, 1944 - The EZ Dog Journal
Cool and cloudy. Off to rest camp at Sorrento. Left CP at 0800. Got in Naples in time for dinner at the 106th. On to Sorrento at 1530. Beautiful place. Tourist town in peace. Music for dinner - and no thoughts of war.




Seems to me that by mentioning no thoughts of war that the thought of war was still with him. Understandable.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 01, 2016 07:17 AM (NeFrd)

61 57 JJ - Congratulations on taking the top place.
Posted by: mindful webworker - generally squeaking at February 01, 2016 07:15 AM (TUUTu)


What does that say about my life? If I'm optimistic, I can say that I think fast and type quick.

Eh.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 01, 2016 07:17 AM (zLP1L)

62 "The money would be better channeled through focused charities with smart eyes on their recipients, "

It was the non governmental organizations, the charities who were living fat off the skimming. The idea that catholic charities, or 'save the children' were not susceptible to the corruption is naive and childish.

It's those same charitable NOGs, and foundations who are running the refugee relocation programs in the US today, running on government money and drawing fat salaries to move those refugees into your town.

Posted by: Willburn Sooner at February 01, 2016 07:18 AM (4T61K)

63 Actually there is a law that says the President must spend the money
congress appropriates because it was Nixon (I think) who, during a
budget battle, said he wouldn't spend the money.

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That actually seems reasonable. If the pres doesn't like the appropriations bill, he should veto it, not step between Congress and the people/things it intended to fund, however undeserving.

Posted by: iforgot at February 01, 2016 07:18 AM (YOxw1)

64 Good morning, FenelonSpoke. A thought for the day, c/o Norman Vincent Peale:

"Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together." -Thomas Carlyle

Posted by: mindful webworker - what, me silent? at February 01, 2016 07:18 AM (TUUTu)

65 ugg boots: Is there one piece of good news out there?




Got laid.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 01, 2016 07:18 AM (K/p7v)

66 running on government money

Posted by: Willburn Sooner at February 01, 2016 07:18 AM (4T61K)

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That's the problem I was getting at. Those NGOs wouldn't even exist our tax money.

Posted by: iforgot at February 01, 2016 07:20 AM (YOxw1)

67
On a truly sad and depressing note, I'm once again #1 for the week in comments.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 01, 2016 07:13 AM (zLP1L)







Heh. Looooooooser. *sticks out tongue at Sefton*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 01, 2016 07:20 AM (o98Jz)

68 65 Got laid.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 01, 2016 07:18 AM (K/p7v)

It don't count if you're married. Then again . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 01, 2016 07:20 AM (zLP1L)

69 Saudi police have arrested 9 American "terror" suspects; all from CAIR.

http://tinyurl.com/hecd4dc
Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 06:47 AM (t2KH5)


Scare quotes around the wrong word. Should read "have arrested 9 "American" terror suspects."

Posted by: BurtTC at February 01, 2016 07:20 AM (Dj0WE)

70 Regarding the Decision Desk fellas, no offense to them, but I do not like the cut of this election's jib, and I do not wish to subscribe to its newsletter.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 01, 2016 07:21 AM (Dj0WE)

71 The difference between the Iowa "winner" and 3rd place is 4 delegates. What a buncha sound and fury signifying nothing.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 01, 2016 07:21 AM (HMt16)

72 money can still be frozen/withheld if approved by congress.


Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 07:16 AM (t2KH5)

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Odd that Congress would appropriate the money and then freeze it, but I suppose the odd emergency comes up that proves them short-sighted and overly generous.

Posted by: iforgot at February 01, 2016 07:22 AM (YOxw1)

73 Sanders may not have been worth shit with a hammer, but he could sure wield that sickle!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 01, 2016 07:23 AM (HMt16)

74 Only one shopping day left to Groundhog's day.

Posted by: AE at February 01, 2016 07:23 AM (+ft6G)

75 Seamus Muldoon: Seems to me that by mentioning no thoughts of war that the thought of war was still with him. Understandable.

Well, no thought of war during the music. A nice psychic break, I'd think.

Keep 'em coming, Muldoon. As we say in Oklahoma, 'ppreciate it.

Posted by: mindful webworker - no thought at all at February 01, 2016 07:24 AM (TUUTu)

76 Ew.

The caucus is on Groundhog Day?

Imagine that, over and over and over.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 01, 2016 07:26 AM (oVJmc)

77 And here's some good news from a Christian perspective:

You Say....... God says

I can't figure it out I will direct your steps.
Bible verse Proverbs 3:5-6

Nobody loves me I love you
Bible verse John 3:16

I'm not able God is able
Bible verse
II Corinthians 9:8

I can't forgive myself I forgive you
Bible verse:
Romans 8:1

I can't go on. My grace is sufficient
II Corinthians 12:9

I'm afraid I have not given you fear
Bible verse II Timothy 1:7


I feel all alone I will never leave you
Bible verse Hebrews 13:5

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 01, 2016 07:27 AM (w4NZ8)

78 Oh, and how about that Pro Bowl, eh? During which one set of players did things the other set of players did not.

The performance was epic, and I missed every minute of it.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 01, 2016 07:27 AM (Dj0WE)

79 71
The difference between the Iowa "winner" and 3rd place is 4 delegates. What a buncha sound and fury signifying nothing.





Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 01, 2016 07:21 AM (HMt16)

The Republican Party making sure that no conservative candidate can get a leg up until after all the liberal States have their shot.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 07:28 AM (t2KH5)

80 72 Odd that Congress would appropriate the money and
then freeze it, but I suppose the odd emergency comes up that proves
them short-sighted and overly generous.


Posted by: iforgot at February 01, 2016 07:22 AM (YOxw1)

Punishment

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 07:28 AM (t2KH5)

81 Ew.

The caucus is on Groundhog Day?

Imagine that, over and over and over.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 01, 2016 07:26 AM (oVJmc)


Tomorrow I am stealing a tank and shall blow up your house.

Posted by: Phil Connors at February 01, 2016 07:28 AM (Dj0WE)

82 Pappy O'Daniel: The caucus is on Groundhog Day?
Imagine that, over and over and over.


Cue Cher singing I Got You Babe.

Posted by: mindful webworker - aaarrgggghhh at February 01, 2016 07:28 AM (TUUTu)

83 Ew.



The caucus is on Groundhog Day?



Imagine that, over and over and over.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 01, 2016 07:26 AM (oVJmc)





Tomorrow I am stealing a tank and shall blow up your house.

Posted by: Phil Connors at February 01, 2016 07:28 AM (Dj0WE)

At least at the end you get to bang Andie McDowell.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 01, 2016 07:29 AM (oVJmc)

84 74
Only one shopping day left to Groundhog's day.


Posted by: AE at February 01, 2016 07:23 AM (+ft6G)

But tomorrow is Candelmas Day. Says so on my calendar.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 07:29 AM (t2KH5)

85 Is there one piece of good news out there?

Posted by: ugg boots at February 01, 2016 07:00 AM (fbovC)


Hillarity!'s health may cause her to withdraw from the land of the living. Other than that, I got nothin'.

Posted by: RickZ at February 01, 2016 07:30 AM (Ix+HS)

86 Posted by: mindful webworker - what, me silent? at February 01, 2016 07:18 AM (TUUTu)

Nice thought. I like it. Thanks. Christian mystics including Francois Fenelon would agree with that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 01, 2016 07:31 AM (w4NZ8)

87
Actually there is a law that says the President must spend the money
congress appropriates because it was Nixon (I think) who, during a
budget battle, said he wouldn't spend the money.



So if congress appropriates the money, the president has to spend it on what congress wants the money spent on.


Obama has a pen and a phone - he doesn't need any stinking laws. Remember, impeachment is off the table. You people and your laws - makes me want to just reach out and pinch your chubby little cheeks.

Posted by: An Observation at February 01, 2016 07:32 AM (WHxhk)

88 Good news? Ya. January is over. Only four more months of winter, and then it's mosquito season.

Posted by: Willburn Sooner at February 01, 2016 07:33 AM (4T61K)

89 Got laid.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 01, 2016 07:18 AM (K/p7v)

I thought you were married!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 01, 2016 07:33 AM (Zu3d9)

90 Punishment


Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 07:28 AM (t2KH5)

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Just not for sanctuary cities. Not with our Republican-controlled Congress.

Posted by: iforgot at February 01, 2016 07:34 AM (YOxw1)

91 Good news? Hey! It's Black History Month! All day, everyday for the whole month! Can it get any better?

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at February 01, 2016 07:35 AM (HSAmh)

92 Only 28 days until Spring by the met people


Meteorological Seasons in the Northern Hemisphere


In order to be consistent and to make forecasting easier, meteorologists divide the year into 4 meteorological seasons of 3 months each:spring - starting March 1 and ending May 31;summer - starting June 1 and ending August 31;fall (autumn) - starting September 1 and ending November 30; and,winter - starting December 1 and ending February 28 (February 29 in a Leap Year).

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 07:35 AM (t2KH5)

93 Got laid.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 01, 2016 07:18 AM (K/p7v)

I thought you were married!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo



That's why it was good news!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 01, 2016 07:36 AM (K/p7v)

94 Well the sun is hitting the tops of the pine trees now so it should start warming up.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 07:37 AM (t2KH5)

95 1 >> On this day in 2003 the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated on reentry
into the atmosphere when returning from a mission resulting in the
deaths of everyone on board.

I was standing outside, watching the sky as Columbia was due to pass over the MS coast that am -- When it didn't arrive on schedule or shortly after, I went back inside to see why not.

It was a very sad day.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 01, 2016 07:37 AM (gyKtp)

96 Trump cancels appearance at 15,000 capacity venue, meets in middle school gym instead.

http://tinyurl.com/h7zeb7b

Posted by: V the K at February 01, 2016 07:38 AM (O7MnT)

97 Willburn Sooner: Only four more months of winter, and then it's mosquito season.

Heh - Milady told me she killed a skeeter in the kitchen yesterday.

We've had a run of nice days here.

Posted by: mindful webworker - swat team at February 01, 2016 07:38 AM (TUUTu)

98 21 >> Saudi police have arrested 9 American "terror" suspects; all from CAIR.

Sounds right to me.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 01, 2016 07:38 AM (gyKtp)

99 33 >> And there are 26 sanctuary counties in Iowa. Why are they not having their federal funds revoked?

Cruz is promising to do just that.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 01, 2016 07:40 AM (gyKtp)

100 >>>>"The money would be better channeled through focused charities with smart eyes on their recipients, "



It was the non governmental organizations, the charities who were
living fat off the skimming. The idea that catholic charities, or 'save
the children' were not susceptible to the corruption is naive and
childish.



It's those same charitable NOGs, and foundations who are running the
refugee relocation programs in the US today, running on government
money and drawing fat salaries to move those refugees into your town.
.
.
.Most Charities morph over time into something their founders would abhor. The latest one is Wounded Warriors. That used to be the go to Charity for myself and the wife along with our VFW. Not any longer as they spend more $$$ on conferences, parties, executive salaries and hotels than they spend on the wounded troops now. It's sad really. They spend over $2 million a year on salaries for their top ten people.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 01, 2016 07:42 AM (iONHu)

101 The DM has a story about Kevin Cooper who is the biggest piece of shit on deathrow. He broke into a home in the middle of the night and attacked the occupants with an axe, knife, and ice pick. Dead were a mother, father, little girl, and their son's sleep over guest. The son survived with serious wounds. The biggest lefty judges on the 9th circuit says he was denied a fair hearing. However the majority and the USSC disagreed. I get sick of the left's and the MSM's lies.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 01, 2016 07:42 AM (iQIUe)

102 16000 Kurdish WOMEN stayed behind to fight ISIS, While millions of fighting age Syrian/Iraqi men fled to EU

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 01, 2016 07:43 AM (iQIUe)

103
TERROR - WEST BANK: Arab terrorist shot dead by #IDF after crossing separation barrier and trying to stab soldiers.
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At least he didnt attack pregnant women.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 01, 2016 07:44 AM (iQIUe)

104 Trump cancels appearance at 15,000 capacity venue, meets in middle school gym instead. 


Peak Trump achieved, or weather issues?

Posted by: ugg boots at February 01, 2016 07:45 AM (fbovC)

105 26 sanctuary counties in Iowa

Y'know, this is the first I've heard of sanctuary counties. And 26 of the 99 Iowa counties? That's nuts.

What is it with Iowa, anyway? The proximity to Illinois and Wisconsin, I presume?

Posted by: mindful webworker - Okie by birth and choice at February 01, 2016 07:46 AM (TUUTu)

106 When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive-to think, to enjoy, to love.

Marcus Aurelius

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 01, 2016 07:46 AM (w4NZ8)

107 Good morning everyone! Whats the plan for the day?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 01, 2016 07:47 AM (VcKnO)

108 >>>>Good morning everyone! Whats the plan for the day?
.
.
.
.Colors at 0800 followed by sweepers until 0900. Then General Quarters Drills at 1000-1100. No flight Ops today.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 01, 2016 07:49 AM (iONHu)

109 Good morning everyone! Whats the plan for the day?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead

I'm still actively boycotting the Academy Awards.
That'll show them.

Posted by: Bruce at February 01, 2016 07:49 AM (8ikIW)

110 Posted by: mindful webworker - Okie by birth and choice at February 01, 2016 07:46 AM (TUUTu)

There is a strong populist undercurrent in Iowa, and it has been that way for more than 100 years.

Or...you know....too much lead in the water.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 01, 2016 07:49 AM (Zu3d9)

111 CrotchetyOldJarhead: Whats the plan for the day?

NaCly Dog: smile and be happy and strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: mindful webworker - smiling and happy at February 01, 2016 07:49 AM (TUUTu)

112 Anyone else from the Western New York area read the glowing write-up of Justin Trudeau in the Buffalo News yesterday? According to the News, Canada is HIP now that it has a hot, liberal Prime Minister. Before Trudeau's awesomeness, Canada must have been lame. His family is Canada's "Camelot", apparently.

The American news media craves a royal family to worship. They're jealous of the Brits, and it explains their worship of Democrat first families.

Posted by: Pyrocles at February 01, 2016 07:51 AM (MYMcU)

113 Stewardesses brawl on Delta Flight.

http://tinyurl.com/jpketjn

Posted by: V the K at February 01, 2016 07:51 AM (O7MnT)

114 This made me laugh;

T Rex tries to shovel shovel driveway (video):

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zajl7gq

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 01, 2016 07:51 AM (w4NZ8)

115 108 .Colors at 0800 followed by sweepers until 0900. Then General Quarters Drills at 1000-1100. No flight Ops today.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 01, 2016 07:49 AM (iONHu)

Never had a GQ drill that short.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 07:51 AM (t2KH5)

116 The meat packing plants imported thousands of illegals. Remember the big kosher raid of 2008?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 01, 2016 07:52 AM (iQIUe)

117 Kneel to me!

Posted by: Ethanol Zod at February 01, 2016 07:53 AM (Ycz0Z)

118 And apparently, the leaders in campaign contributions from the Western New York area are:

1. Jeb Bush
2. Marco Rub
3. Hillary Clinton

Better than I thought it would be. I expected it to be Sanders, Clinton, then Bush. Surprising in this blue state.

Posted by: Pyrocles at February 01, 2016 07:54 AM (MYMcU)

119 Stewardesses brawl on Delta Flight.




Saw thar pr0n movie. IIRC, Brazzers puts it out.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 01, 2016 07:54 AM (K/p7v)

120 Morning all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 01, 2016 07:55 AM (kzdjp)

121 65 ugg boots: Is there one piece of good news out there?




Got laid.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 01, 2016 07:18 AM (K/p7v)

What is this "laid" of which you speak?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 01, 2016 07:55 AM (kpqmD)

122 >>>Never had a GQ drill that short.
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.
.
Hey it was spur of the moment.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 01, 2016 07:55 AM (iONHu)

123 Stewardesses brawl on Delta Flight.


Meow...Cat fight!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 01, 2016 07:55 AM (kzdjp)

124
The meat packing plants imported thousands of illegals.

They came back.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at February 01, 2016 07:55 AM (HSAmh)

125 My hash is what you get when you cross Tutsi with Hutu.

(Actually what you get is genocide, and that's not funny, but whatever.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - toot toot tootsie at February 01, 2016 07:55 AM (TUUTu)

126 Unlike the cruel conservatives, who demanded that you stand up for constitutional principles, I require only that you kneel.

Posted by: Ethanol Xerxes at February 01, 2016 07:56 AM (Ycz0Z)

127 The dawn is ever the hope of man.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 01, 2016 07:56 AM (rwI+c)

128 The dawn is ever the hope of man.
Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 01, 2016 07:56 AM (rwI+c)


And really good at cutting grease.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 01, 2016 07:58 AM (q2o38)

129 Day is off to a good start so far. Six inches of new snow, still hobbling around on crutches, and the dog gets skunked.

Should have bought a lottery ticket.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 01, 2016 07:58 AM (NeFrd)

130 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 01, 2016 07:59 AM (ZQfW9)

131 The American news media craves a royal family to
worship. They're jealous of the Brits, and it explains their worship of
Democrat first families.


Posted by: Pyrocles at February 01, 2016 07:51 AM (MYMcU)

-------------------------------
And what's the excuse for the GOPe?

Posted by: iforgot at February 01, 2016 08:00 AM (YOxw1)

132 Waking nightmare

July 2016: GOP nom goes to Anyone But Trump

August 2016: Trump runs 3rd party

November 2016: Democrats win the general

January 2017: Nation in flames

Satan: Mission accomplished!

Morning, Glories! It's only Monday. Happy New Month!

Posted by: mindful webworker - it's all a dream at February 01, 2016 06:48 AM (TUUTu)


Waking nightmare part 2:

June 2016: Trump nominated

Late-September 2016: Trump drops out, endorses Clinton

November 2016: Clinton wins a 50-0 state landslide in the last election ever.

Satan: Mission accomplished

Or do you want part 3, where Congress invalidates Cruz's election?

Posted by: steveegg at February 01, 2016 08:00 AM (cL79m)

133 What's a GQ drill? Seeing how quickly you can coordinate your suit, shirt, tie and pocket square?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 01, 2016 08:00 AM (kpqmD)

134 ...two air hostesses started arguing about 'work issues'. ... escalated into a fist fight ... A third female attendant, who tried to calm things down, was hit in the face.

Live entertainment, better than an in-flight movie! Instead of apologizing, Delta should've charged the passengers extra. (There MUST be cell footage out there.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - The Stewardesses, in 3D at February 01, 2016 08:01 AM (TUUTu)

135
tonights the night we make hisssstory,,,
Huma you and IIIIIIII,

(my favorite Styx song)

*hic*




Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 01, 2016 08:01 AM (HSmrB)

136 None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 01, 2016 08:02 AM (u5gzz)

137 A full month since the Christmas affronts, so I had calmed down and called off my war on Christian shitheels.

Last night, I get the news that it would be morally wrong for a purported friend to attend my wedding. This, the woman who had me sing at her wedding last June, cutting four days out of the first vacation I'd had in 10 years (and the last I'll get for the next 5 years).

Left my sweetheart behind, paid all my own expenses, rehearsed before dawn, bought a new (suitably modest) dress and wore the incredibly slutty makeup that the occasion demanded, sang songs I did not believe (a heinous sin in my reckoning), helped her mask my infidel status, zipped my lip on all things atheist and lesbian, bought a gift I really couldn't afford, danced with her goofball brothers and distracted the pastor with a lengthy discussion of soteriology when he seemed likely to throw a wet blanket over the reception. (That part might have been a highlight of the event, as doctrine I remembered from when I was 10 seemed to wrap the poor man's brain in knots. He knew I was wrong, but couldn't understand why his kung-fu wasn't laying me out on the floor in tears.)

I'm not sure why I imagined I wouldn't get schlonged in the end, but this is definitely the last, last, last, last straw.

My only solace is that President Trump will repay the Christians for their endorsements, good and hard.

Posted by: Spellcheck at February 01, 2016 08:03 AM (HKBpI)

138 >>as planned by her and the State Department from start to finish. The aim
was to avoid record keeping requirements (and FOI requests). IOW the
aim was to break the law.


While I don't doubt that, this seems to be the most innocent explanation of the server - we were doing a decent job, we just wanted to avoid pesky inquiries. People hide stuff from inquiries when they know inquiries would discover them doing unethical, corrupt, and/or illegal things.

Recall the response when we got upset over NSA surveillance revealed by Snowden: "What's the big deal, if you have nothing to hide?"

Well, Hillary had a TON of activities she wanted to hide. Like money laundering and tax evasion, it's a crime committed ho die other, worse crimes.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 01, 2016 08:03 AM (NOIQH)

139 My nightmare, its Trump vs Hilary. Then Hilary gets indicated, drops out. Evan Bayh or Webb jump in, and walks into the WH

Posted by: Jean at February 01, 2016 08:04 AM (cXiMR)

140 Or do you want part 3, where Congress invalidates Cruz's election?




Congress invalidates Cruz's election.
Texas secedes. Former USA burns.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 01, 2016 08:05 AM (K/p7v)

141 AltonJackson: g'mornin', 'rons

Mornin'!

* passes gasoline and salt *

Posted by: mindful webworker - toasty at February 01, 2016 08:08 AM (TUUTu)

142 The Muldoon Proposal

The 50 states are divided into four groups of 12, randomly or geographically balanced.

Presidential primary voting occurs in five waves at, oh say, 3-4 week intervals in Feb-Apr of the election year. All 12 states in each group vote on the same day.

Each election cycle the order of voting among the five groups rotates so that every four presidential cycles any given state gets a chance to be "first in the nation"


In case you bothered to do the math, the two remaining states, Iowa and New Hampshire get to vote in May, for the next 100 years anyway.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 01, 2016 08:08 AM (NeFrd)

143 Congress invalidates Cruz's election.
Texas secedes. Former USA burns.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 01, 2016 08:05 AM (K/p7v)


Ammo, magazines - a lot of buying required.

Posted by: steveegg at February 01, 2016 08:08 AM (cL79m)

144 Eight inches of gorebul warmining to shovel before work.

Posted by: Infidel at February 01, 2016 08:09 AM (W9xK3)

145 Why aren't we simply drinking and exporting all of that ethanol?

We could create our very own version of OPEC.

Organization of Vodka Exporting Countries.

OVEC

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 01, 2016 08:09 AM (Zu3d9)

146 So are we going to march if the FBI recommends an indictment against Hillary and the DOJ declines or stonewalls?

Posted by: iforgot at February 01, 2016 08:10 AM (YOxw1)

147 Waking nightmare :

1. Trump gets the nod and the GOP tries to weasel out of it by brokering a convention. Cruz gets the nod to keep the peace.

2. 'The democrats' (and the GoPe BIRM) try to renege on Cruz' election because Canadian at one time or something stupid like that, but hey; disregard that traitorous POS JEF or whatever, and civil war ensues.

Alternate; The failure circus that is the GOPe cant get its collective shit together and Uncle Bernie is elected, economy collapses and civil war ensues..

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 01, 2016 08:10 AM (VcKnO)

148 Well, Victor Davis Hanson over at PJmedia is not helping my bitter cynicism.



We just need a Federal Reserve System that will Print more money.

Posted by: Willburn Sooner at February 01, 2016 08:10 AM (4T61K)

149 >>Is there one piece of good news out there?

Broncos just has to get the ball in either end zone to score?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 01, 2016 08:10 AM (NOIQH)

150 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 01, 2016 08:08 AM (NeFrd)



I think we should just cut the crap and go "everyone on the same day". It'd speed up our ridiculously long election season.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 01, 2016 08:11 AM (J+mig)

151 They will never indict her. Better to accept it now and act accordingly.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 01, 2016 08:11 AM (iQIUe)

152 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 01, 2016 08:08 AM (NeFrd)

Works for me.

In reality, there are many systems that would work reasonably well.

That we have chosen the one that works so incredibly badly is a testament to the stupidity and vacuousness of our political class, and the laziness of the voters.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 01, 2016 08:11 AM (Zu3d9)

153 >>...In case you bothered to do the math, the two remaining states, Iowa and
New Hampshire get to vote in May, for the next 100 years anyway.

I like it, Muldoon!



Posted by: Lizzy at February 01, 2016 08:12 AM (NOIQH)

154 My nightmare, its Trump vs Hilary. Then Hilary gets indicated, drops out. Evan Bayh or Webb jump in, and walks into the WH

Posted by: Jean at February 01, 2016 08:04 AM (cXiMR)

--------------------------------
Lofovos won't come out for Evan Who or Webb What.

Posted by: iforgot at February 01, 2016 08:12 AM (YOxw1)

155 I think we should just cut the crap and go "everyone on the same day". It'd speed up our ridiculously long election season.

*****

Yes, it is ridiculously long. But I think there is some merit to a stepwise filtering process to allow a little sifting to take place. Could condense it into 2 week intervals and start it in May or June.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 01, 2016 08:13 AM (NeFrd)

156 They will never indict her. Better to accept it now and act accordingly.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 01, 2016 08:11 AM (iQIUe)

-------------------------------------
For me "act accordingly" is taking unpaid leave and driving 22 hours to D.C. to march, ideally alongside a couple million fellow patriots.

Posted by: iforgot at February 01, 2016 08:13 AM (YOxw1)

157 Why aren't we simply drinking and exporting all of that ethanol?

We could create our very own version of OPEC.

Organization of Vodka Exporting Countries.

OVEC

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 01, 2016 08:09 AM (Zu3d9)


Way ahead of you, comrade.

Posted by: Mad Vlad Putin at February 01, 2016 08:13 AM (cL79m)

158 Trump wins nomination.
Unleashes shoggoths.
Drags country into maw of dread Cthulhu.
Loses general election by 2%.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 01, 2016 08:14 AM (oVJmc)

159 * passes gasoline and salt *

Posted by: mindful webworker - toasty at February 01, 2016 08:08 AM


I'll just leave these two cases of road flares here by the door. Make sure everyone grabs a couple when we head out to the demonstration...

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 01, 2016 08:14 AM (ZQfW9)

160 Organization of Vodka Exporting Countries.

OVEC
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 01, 2016 08:09 AM (Zu3d9)


AT $2.00/gal bulk price, we could sink the rest of the world in alcohol.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 01, 2016 08:14 AM (q2o38)

161 Posted by: Spellcheck at February 01, 2016 08:03 AM (HKBpI)

Sorry that your friend treated you badly after you had helped her out and sung at her wedding.

Trump will do what Trump will do. Was your friend a Trump supporter? There are many of us who are not.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 01, 2016 08:14 AM (w4NZ8)

162 Are we really gonna let the Chinese beat us again?!

The HQ should also be handing out free sex dolls, maybe as part of the newly upgraded platinum membership package.

Posted by: Donald J. Trump at February 01, 2016 08:14 AM (TxJGV)

163 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 01, 2016 08:13 AM (NeFrd)



It no longer serves much of a purpose. The national debate cycle serves as the filter now. We could have a runoff afterwards if nobody secured a majority, and still do it faster.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 01, 2016 08:15 AM (J+mig)

164 Well, Victor Davis Hanson over at PJmedia is not helping my bitter cynicism.

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

I've had to stop reading his columns. I'm an economic refugee from California now living in Texas. It's real for me.

Posted by: iforgot at February 01, 2016 08:15 AM (YOxw1)

165 C/o Notsothoreau in the overnight thread, a good speech by Rep Greg Walden, Oregon 2nd District, on "what drives people to do what is happening tonight in Harney County." Video and transcript.

https://walden.house.gov/speech

Posted by: mindful webworker - rural spirit at February 01, 2016 08:16 AM (TUUTu)

166 Happy Imbolc!

Posted by: docweasel at February 01, 2016 08:17 AM (XxzcU)

167 In good news, this weekend I had the best chicken sandwich I think I have ever had.

Now the dilemma: When I go back to that restaurant, do I get the chicken sammitch, which I know is spectacular... or do I take a chance and order something else on the menu?

Posted by: V the K at February 01, 2016 08:17 AM (O7MnT)

168 Let's do this

Posted by: Bigby's Fistbump at February 01, 2016 08:17 AM (3ZtZW)

169
The Sagan Cosmos' "Meat Planet" referred to in the ONT was the singularly most stupid drivel I've heard in a long time. The thing is, I watched the show when it first aired, lo, those many years ago and I apparently didn't have a WTF? moment significant enough at the time that I can remember.

Today marks the unleashing of the Staphylococcus iowii plague that will infest and overwhelm the land for the next nine months. I am so looking forward to the bad taste it will leave in my mouth each and every day.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 01, 2016 08:18 AM (BK3ZS)

170 So, anyone know what the deal is with Obama visiting that Maryland mosque? Is he going to make a speech, is this to advertise some new program, or what?

I half wonder if he'll say that prayer that one says declaring ones self a Muslim and officially "come out."

Posted by: Lizzy at February 01, 2016 08:18 AM (NOIQH)

171 I'm still mad that you have to be a Mexican drug lord to get a free Barrett from the Justice Department. They really have to look at the rules of that program.

Posted by: MTF at February 01, 2016 08:19 AM (TxJGV)

172 Unfortunately, though, if Trump becomes President and schlongs the Christians who supported him, everybody else us get schlonged with him, as I am unsure exactly what proposals Trump has that appeal primarily or only to Christians. Trump is hardly an evangelical and evangelicals don't not have 100% voting block for any candidate

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 01, 2016 08:20 AM (w4NZ8)

173 Posted by: Spellcheck at February 01, 2016 08:03 AM (HKBpI)


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Wait, wait. I'm trying to follow which side you're on. Are you a Christian shitheel, or against Christian shitheels?

Posted by: iforgot at February 01, 2016 08:20 AM (YOxw1)

174 Rather than secede, Texas aplita into four states with 8 Senators, and the liberals whine foreever

Posted by: Jean at February 01, 2016 08:21 AM (cXiMR)

175 While the media and some campaigns are excited about the prospect of a blizzard in Iowa driving down turnout, NOAA and Accuweather as of now forecast a little snow and drizzle starting around 11 pm getting worse overnight. It will be in the 30's with some fog in areas during caucus times. Of course the snow front could speed up but not likely.

Posted by: Lester at February 01, 2016 08:21 AM (2UPXV)

176 174
Rather than secede, Texas aplita into four states with 8 Senators, and the liberals whine foreever

Posted by: Jean at February 01, 2016 08:21 AM (cXiMR)


They'd try to break it up where most of rural Texas was in one state, and the others were had small enough rural populations that Dallas, Houston, and Austin (blue enclaves much as all major cities are) could dominate them. Never trust them not to try to game anything to their advantage.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 01, 2016 08:23 AM (J+mig)

177 The caucuses are on Groundhog Eve, not Groundhog Day.

I have visited Punxsutawney, Pa. In the summer. Never met Phil.

I hope GQ means general quarters and not Gentleman's Quarterly, which caters to foppish cads and is published monthly.

Cross Tutsi with Hutu is damn funny line. Wasn't that one of Al Jolson's big hits?

As our patron, Mencken, once said:

Here in this Eden of clowns, with the highest rewards of clowning theoretically open to every poor boy -- here in the very citadel of democracy we found and cherish a clown dynasty!

(He was talking Roosevelts.)

Posted by: Spellcheck at February 01, 2016 08:23 AM (HKBpI)

178 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 01, 2016 08:08 AM (NeFrd)


Vic system, States vote one per week in the order ranked by percent vote for Republicans. Red States go first, Blue states go last.

Or even better, nationwide vote at same time. Three primaries eliminating the bottom candidates until the final vote only has two.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 08:23 AM (t2KH5)

179 It's time for everyone to get on the Trump bandwagon and join the Trumpmania that is sweeping the nation. Once Trump is President, America will once again become the best, most classy and luxurious nation on Earth.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 01, 2016 08:23 AM (LXJ1e)

180 Morning horde.

I made my niece's "Bestest Friends" list so all is right with the world


*now to scroll up and get pissed.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 01, 2016 08:23 AM (fWAjv)

181 Lizzy: anyone know what the deal is with Obama visiting that Maryland mosque?

"Obama to attend mosque, known to support terrorism"

The mosque is also known to support terrorism...

Posted by: mindful webworker - impeachment's too good fer 'im at February 01, 2016 08:24 AM (TUUTu)

182 Good news?

I have 12,000 rounds of .22 LR.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 01, 2016 08:24 AM (u5gzz)

183 It's time for everyone to get on the Trump bandwagon and join the Trumpmania that is sweeping the nation.

No; I'm not much into secular messiahs.

How's the book on the Christian mystic going?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 01, 2016 08:25 AM (w4NZ8)

184 158 Trump wins nomination.
Unleashes shoggoths.
Drags country into maw of dread Cthulhu.
Loses general election by 2%.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 01, 2016 08:14 AM (oVJmc)

--

Unpossible.
Cthulhu could never lose the election.

Posted by: @votermom at February 01, 2016 08:25 AM (cbfNE)

185 137 Posted by: Spellcheck at February 01, 2016 08:03 AM (HKBpI)
---------------------------------------------------

The world runs hot and cold on Christian tolerance Doc, as you know better than many. I've concluded- rightly or wrongly - that I will remain friends as best I can with my friends who are idiots during these burning times, in hopes we can all reach an epiphany at some point and really be friends again. I do not know if I'm taking the right path on this one and YMMV.

Posted by: MTF at February 01, 2016 08:25 AM (TxJGV)

186 "Obama to attend mosque, known to support terrorism"

The mosque is also known to support terrorism...

Posted by: mindful webworker - impeachment's too good fer 'im at February 01, 2016 08:24 AM (TUUTu)


Comment of the Day.

Posted by: steveegg at February 01, 2016 08:26 AM (cL79m)

187
Vic system, States vote one per week in the order ranked by percent vote for Republicans. Red States go first, Blue states go last.

Or even better, nationwide vote at same time. Three primaries eliminating the bottom candidates until the final vote only has two.
Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 08:23 AM (t2KH5)

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Vic,

I like your second suggestion. I proposed something similar except with more rounds of voting and it would include televised live one on one interviews asking the candidates the same questions a couple of days before the votes.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 01, 2016 08:26 AM (LXJ1e)

188 >>The mosque is also known to support terrorism...

Bingo!
I think the message he's sending is to Muslims, maybe even Islamic countries, though the article I saw claims he's doing it to reinforce that America is about religious freedom (i.e. trolling yet again).

Posted by: Lizzy at February 01, 2016 08:27 AM (NOIQH)

189 170 So, anyone know what the deal is with Obama visiting that Maryland mosque? Is he going to make a speech, is this to advertise some new program, or what?
________________

He's gonna tell us again that Islam was vital to the founding of America, that Muslims have made many important contributions to the development of America (without naming them, of course), and that restricting Muslim immigration into the U.S. is "not who we are."

IOW, his usual rancid, Islamophilic BS.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 01, 2016 08:27 AM (a31sM)

190 174
Rather than secede, Texas aplita into four states with 8 Senators, and the liberals whine foreever

Posted by: Jean at February 01, 2016 08:21 AM

The problem with that is at least of couple of the new "states" would have Democrat voting Houston and Dallas dominating the population totals which would lead to 4 new Dem senators, maybe even 6 with south Texas/San Antonio. So as a native and current resident Texan I vote no. All us hicks in the boonies already have enough trouble with Dallas/Houston/San Antonio. We have to regularly threaten to cut off their water to keep them in line.

Posted by: Lester at February 01, 2016 08:27 AM (2UPXV)

191 Trump wins Iowa, goes on to sweep NH and SC.

Meanwhile, George Will shaves head into mohawk, spends hours rehearsing into mirror 'Were you conversing with me? Were you conversing with ME?'


Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 01, 2016 08:28 AM (oVJmc)

192 Spellcheck so sorry

Posted by: chemjeff at February 01, 2016 08:29 AM (uZNvH)

193 Ask not for whom the schlong schlongs; it schlongs for thee.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 01, 2016 08:29 AM (kpqmD)

194 So much corn farmer hate. Illinois is $120B in debt because Chicago runs the state and they bought votes and gave away the store to public unions (which illegally went unfunded, to hide their giveaway). Farmers get no pensions or health care and die on the job at 50% higher rates than cops. Farmers have always had various supports but never unions. Because a safe, dependable, cheap food supply is perhaps the biggest of national defense issues. We are best in the world at that.

And all the bankers and hedge fund players that got gigantic bailouts and leveraging 300:1, and now are propped up with ZIRP and QE costing savers trillions? No big deal, hate for the farm policy dominates. We will gladly sell out farm support and the rural communities today (because we are in the cities) if you maybe one day will cut back on the public union support? Pretty please?

And farmers that add on horticultural products (my degree is horticulture) have to compete with illegal alien labor, and "free trade" foreign products where there is even less oversight over production and labor. But sure, farmers should work at the same rate as Chileans, but under the tax regime and hiring controls of the US.

Farmers are getting much older on average, because it's hard work, long hours for most, with no guarantees or pensions at 55. The AVERAGE farmer is now 58. Go to the cities instead, where the big money really lives.

National Review says ethanol should be the litmus test, not illegal immigration, or TPP, or eagerness for war, of course. Even Cruz says he'd phase it out over a decade, but the idea is to have much better production by then. But never mind that, ethanol (a small issue really) has become HUUUGE as the litmus test. Not trade or immigration which are the killers, but even here with allegedly smart people, Ethanol Hate consumes people.

Stopping and reversing the flow of the third world labor (and its socialist and criminal side effects) is the real priority. The TPP bad deals rank right up there, where sovereign control is lost and we will only get a vote among partner nations, and more power is transferred to global authority. But sure, prove how pure a conservative you are by ranting about ethanol and those damn farmers.

The 10% ethanol system is established, they should just keep it at that, make non-ethanol more available at a little premium for small engines. But while ethanol has lobbyists, the real undue influence comes from the big cities and the corrupt in NYC/DC, not from the red rural parts of the big red/blue map.

http://tinyurl.com/jsdb4se (that's on farmers getting MUCH older)

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 01, 2016 08:30 AM (5Gpe2)

195 Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 01, 2016 08:29 AM (kpqmD)

Hello; I sent you and e-mail yesterday about the job search. if you feel like it, shoot on back. I'd be happy to hear from you.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 01, 2016 08:31 AM (w4NZ8)

196 I think the message he's sending is to Muslims, maybe even Islamic countries, though the article I saw claims he's doing it to reinforce that America is about religious freedom (i.e. trolling yet again).
______________________

Christian bakers, photographers, nuns, etc., beg to differ.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 01, 2016 08:31 AM (a31sM)

197 At this point it'll only be interesting if Trump doesn't win. Regardless of the Trump/Cruz position past the post, my real hope is that the Rubio hype is false and he comes in distantly behind.

Posted by: MTF at February 01, 2016 08:31 AM (TxJGV)

198 The mosques that don't support terrorism are the exception.

Posted by: steevy at February 01, 2016 08:32 AM (8HTq1)

199
He's gonna tell us again that Islam was vital to the founding of America, that Muslims have made many important contributions to the development of America (without naming them, of course)

I've got their contribution right here: without Muslim slavers in Africa, we would not have had slaves here.

mike drop

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 01, 2016 08:32 AM (BK3ZS)

200
How's the book on the Christian mystic going?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 01, 2016 08:25 AM (w4NZ

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I'm bit of slow reader (have 4 kids and hard to find the time). However Louismet proposes that we come to know God through three means reason, faith and experimental means.

The experimental means is the mystical knowledge of God whereby we come to know God through love. It is similar to where you get to know someone from correspondence (faith) and then get to know them when you meet them in person (experimental).

He is taking a similar approach as Brother John with practicing the presence of God.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 01, 2016 08:32 AM (LXJ1e)

201 Hello; I sent you and e-mail yesterday about the job search. if you feel like it, shoot on back. I'd be happy to hear from you.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 01, 2016 08:31 AM (w4NZ

Heya, Fenelon. I'll send one back later today.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 01, 2016 08:32 AM (kpqmD)

202 The evangelicals got a nod and a smile and 30 dimes' worth of beads and trinkets. Long before November 4, they're going to realize that Trump's loyalty lasts about as long as the wife stays hot. They'll be outside looking in, as ever.

Posted by: Spellcheck at February 01, 2016 08:33 AM (HKBpI)

203
Posted by: Illiniwek at February 01, 2016 08:30 AM (5Gpe2)

the ethanol mandate issue is really just a proxy for the larger issue of DC corruption in general. interest groups go to DC to get sweet favors for their interest, at the expense of everyone else.

Posted by: chemjeff at February 01, 2016 08:33 AM (uZNvH)

204 5 Ways Muslims Have Contributed to 'Building the Very Fabric of Our Nation'


http://preview.tinyurl.com/z699hdd

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 01, 2016 08:33 AM (oVJmc)

205
He is taking a similar approach as Brother John with practicing the presence of God.

I don't know who Brother John is. Do you mean Brother Lawrence who wrote the letters in "Practicing The Presence of God"?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 01, 2016 08:34 AM (w4NZ8)

206
I don't know who Brother John is.


Shhhh. He's sleeping.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 01, 2016 08:35 AM (oVJmc)

207 186 "Obama to attend mosque, known to support terrorism"

The mosque is also known to support terrorism...

Posted by: mindful webworker - impeachment's too good fer 'im at February 01, 2016 08:24 AM (TUUTu)

Comment of the Day.
Posted by: steveegg at February 01, 2016 08:26 AM (cL79m)



Winning Comment of the Month seven and a half hours into the month. Impressive.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 01, 2016 08:35 AM (K/p7v)

208 197 At this point it'll only be interesting if Trump doesn't win. Regardless of the Trump/Cruz position past the post, my real hope is that the Rubio hype is false and he comes in distantly behind.
Posted by: MTF at February 01, 2016 08:31 AM (TxJGV)

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Rubio is even less in my eyes than Jeb! I'm not sure what people see in him, maybe a Jack Kemp type. Except more smarmy politician mixed in.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 01, 2016 08:35 AM (LXJ1e)

209 Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 01, 2016 08:35 AM (oVJmc)

LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 01, 2016 08:36 AM (w4NZ8)

210 I don't know who Brother John is. Do you mean Brother Lawrence who wrote the letters in "Practicing The Presence of God"?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 01, 2016 08:34 AM (w4NZ

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That's who a I meant.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 01, 2016 08:36 AM (LXJ1e)

211 193
Ask not for whom the schlong schlongs; it schlongs for thee.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 01, 2016 08:29

It should be called "The Iowa Schlong". When does the schlonging start? I see Microsoft developed an app for all the old lady election officials to schlong up. The schlong totals should be a schlonging nightmare.

Posted by: Lester at February 01, 2016 08:36 AM (2UPXV)

212 The evangelicals got a nod and a smile and 30 dimes' worth of beads and trinkets. Long before November 4, they're going to realize that Trump's loyalty lasts about as long as the wife stays hot. They'll be outside looking in, as ever.



As opposed to being played and cheated on by the GOPe daily?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 01, 2016 08:37 AM (K/p7v)

213 happy monday! i found a medium sized scorpion in the laundry sink this morning! it's freaking feb......they are supposed to be dormant.....wtf?

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 01, 2016 08:38 AM (0O7c5)

214 Ethanol Hate consumes people.
____________________

It's a symptom; one of many.

If I were king, I would happily outlaw public sector unions, tear up the TPP, and end all federal ag subsidies -- not just corn.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 01, 2016 08:38 AM (a31sM)

215 That's who a I meant.

O.K Just checking. There are a number of mystics who sound very similiair and the obvious reason is that they're all Christians mystics and being in the presence of God regularly is focal for them

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 01, 2016 08:38 AM (w4NZ8)

216 WAKE ME UP BEFORE YOU GO GO!

DON"T LEAVE ME HANGIN' ON LIKE YOKO!

Posted by: George Michael sings the Apocalypse at February 01, 2016 08:39 AM (dlIzT)

217 Love your lead andy : sez it all .

Posted by: jay hoenemeyer at February 01, 2016 08:39 AM (uvj0z)

218 Ted Cruz wins over Iowa Farmer with anti-rfs stance!!!!

http://tinyurl.com/jyesqvu

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 01, 2016 08:40 AM (0O7c5)

219 202 The evangelicals got a nod and a smile and 30 dimes' worth of beads and trinkets. Long before November 4, they're going to realize that Trump's loyalty lasts about as long as the wife stays hot. They'll be outside looking in, as ever.
Posted by: Spellcheck at February 01, 2016 08:33 AM (HKBpI)

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So business as usual then.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 01, 2016 08:41 AM (LXJ1e)

220 Well, the Iranian thugs got $100 billion from the Progressives this morning. It would be nice if someone could keep track of all the murders that result, just so we know definitively what the Powers/Rice/Kerry/Clinton/Jarrett/Obama foreign disaster did to the world.

Posted by: MTF at February 01, 2016 08:41 AM (TxJGV)

221 Is there one piece of good news out there? Posted by: ugg boots at February 01, 2016 07:00 AM (fbovC)

Our politics may be a mess but we're not shooting at each other yet, so there's that.

Posted by: troyriser at February 01, 2016 08:42 AM (UWlp+)

222 They will never indict her. Better to accept it now and act accordingly.

==

I believe she and likely her cronies too will be pardoned. Thereby tacitly admitting guilt, but also getting Barry and Kerry et al off the hook by closing the book on it.

Posted by: Bigby's Fistbump at February 01, 2016 08:42 AM (3ZtZW)

223
O.K Just checking. There are a number of mystics who sound very similiair and the obvious reason is that they're all Christians mystics and being in the presence of God regularly is focal for them
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 01, 2016 08:38 AM (w4NZ

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Your right.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 01, 2016 08:42 AM (LXJ1e)

224 "The evangelicals got a nod and a smile and 30 dimes' worth of beads and trinkets."

Were they silver dimes at least?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 01, 2016 08:43 AM (kpqmD)

225 I am a primary agnostic - I'm ok with either Trim or Cruz.

That said, I am really bored with the attacks on Trump supporters. Today it's hate for Christians who support Trump.

If your candidate can't compete, it's not the fault of the voters.

Posted by: @votermom at February 01, 2016 08:44 AM (cbfNE)

226 Trump gets elected.
Decides he can build yuuuuuger buildings if law of gravity was repealed.
Repeals gravity.
Universe destroyed.
Happy now?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 01, 2016 08:45 AM (oVJmc)

227 Germans Publish Illegal Alien Invader Swimming Pool Etiquette Guide (in cartoon form)

BlazingCatFur
http://bit.ly/1m87uzE

The stupid -- it is so thick and deep! Comic strip guidelines for an invading army, yeah, that'll work.

French publish cartoon guide on how not to Nazi...

Posted by: mindful webworker - toonful at February 01, 2016 08:45 AM (TUUTu)

228 Can we at least hope Iowans will send a few like Kasich to the corn field?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 01, 2016 08:48 AM (jlR94)

229 227 Germans Publish Illegal Alien Invader Swimming Pool Etiquette Guide (in cartoon form)

BlazingCatFur
http://bit.ly/1m87uzE

The stupid -- it is so thick and deep! Comic strip guidelines for an invading army, yeah, that'll work.

French publish cartoon guide on how not to Nazi...
Posted by: mindful webworker - toonful at February 01, 2016 08:45 AM (TUUTu)

Where are the instructions on not defecating or masturbating? I did see one panel that seemed to discourage grabass, so maybe that's a start.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 01, 2016 08:48 AM (kpqmD)

230 Rubio is even less in my eyes than Jeb! I'm not sure what people see in him, maybe a Jack Kemp type. Except more smarmy politician mixed in.Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 01, 2016 08:35 AM (LXJ1e)

Rubio is a gifted politician, with rhetorical skills Obama is supposed to have but doesn't, as well as the ability to think fast on his feet. Personally, I prefer Cruz to Rubio, Rubio to Trump, and Carly Fiorina to all of them, but Carly just doesn't have the organization, money, or name recognition to pull it off.

Posted by: troyriser at February 01, 2016 08:48 AM (UWlp+)

231
Germans Publish Illegal Alien Invader Swimming Pool Etiquette Guide (in cartoon form)


Basically, it looks like the caddies-in-the-pool scene in Caddyshack.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 01, 2016 08:49 AM (oVJmc)

232 228 Can we at least hope Iowans will send a few like Kasich to the corn field?
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 01, 2016 08:48 AM (jlR94)

Where he is found by He Who Walks Behind the Rows?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 01, 2016 08:49 AM (kpqmD)

233 >>Germans Publish Illegal Alien Invader Swimming Pool Etiquette Guide...

Without even looking at it (though I'm sure I've seen illustrations from it on the net), raping three year olds at the local pool is not an etiquette problem. Would they also publish a guide to, say, SMOD informing it that it's not polite to crash earth's party uninvited?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 01, 2016 08:49 AM (NOIQH)

234

Basically, it looks like the caddies-in-the-pool scene in Caddyshack.


But that's not a Clark bar.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 01, 2016 08:50 AM (oVJmc)

235 O.k. It's fine to publish a booklet on how to not act like a groping idiot/defecator at the swimming pool, but it's not just all poor, ignorant Muslims who don't know any better. As several articles point out, they're not stupid. They are doing it to show their contempt for a theoretically Christian/Western country. they're invaders acting like barbarians acts-. Piss on the culture, throw fireworks at the Cathedral, rape the women.The bigotry of low expectations is at world by the elites here

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 01, 2016 08:50 AM (w4NZ8)

236 Here is the biggest problem with the "caucuses" in
Iowa. It is damn easy to sway them by packing the caucus with out of
State plants. And again I ask, why does this blue State get to go first?


http://tinyurl.com/z3jljbq



Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 06:44 AM (t2KH5)

That article, despite the headline, only offers anecdotal evidence that Clinton's caucus staff is from out of town/state which is actually a hopeful sign (for us) as it means volunteers are staying away from her in droves. I noticed the same thing with Cantor i the primary where he was booted. I was a poll volunteer for Dave Brat and the person working the poll for Cantor was a paid member of his Washington D.C. office staff.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 01, 2016 08:50 AM (NPofj)

237 Before there was Ellis island
And that statue we got from the French
That whore's still alerting, with strangers she's flirting
Inviting them into our beds
The guineas, the coolies, the wetbacks, the reds
The Jews, now those terrorists
And who let in the woman who looks after my kid
And the one who is cleaning my mess?
Before the gays had their agenda, before the slaves were free.
Before that man from Kenya took the presidency
Life was so righteous, life was so clean.
Send em all back including me
When they say, 'we want our America back',
Our America back, our America back.'
When they say, ' we want our America back'
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Bernie Sanders. Bringing Americans together like only TFG can.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 01, 2016 08:50 AM (fWAjv)

238 234

Basically, it looks like the caddies-in-the-pool scene in Caddyshack.

But that's not a Clark bar.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 01, 2016 08:50 AM (oVJmc)

Baby Ruth.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 01, 2016 08:50 AM (kpqmD)

239 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Firehooks and Rock-salt for sale at February 01, 2016 08:51 AM (kff5f)

240 I saw this on the caucus hall doors:

DON'T DEAD
OPEN INSIDE

Posted by: Giorgios Kyriacos Panayiotou at February 01, 2016 08:51 AM (dlIzT)

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

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Firehooks and Rock-salt for sale at February 01, 2016 08:51 AM (kff5f)

242 218
Ted Cruz wins over Iowa Farmer with anti-rfs stance!!!!

http://tinyurl.com/jyesqvu


Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 01, 2016 08:40 AM (0O7c5)

yeah I saw that. That is a terrific video. Cruz isn't condescending or arrogant at all, he's speaking to the "dumb old farmer" (the farmer's description of himself) with humility and as an equal. It is quite good to see.

Posted by: chemjeff at February 01, 2016 08:51 AM (uZNvH)

243 The annual budget request the Pentagon sends to Congress next week will include a 1.6 percent pay raise for troops in 2017, a historically small bump aimed at reducing military personnel costs, according to defense officials.

The 1.6 percent pay raise will fall below the projected increase in private-sector wages, which is likely to be 3.2 percent in 2017, according to Congressional Budget Office estimates.

If approved by Congress, the modest pay increase would mark the fourth consecutive year that military basic pay has not kept pace with the growth in most civilian wages, reversing a trend during the post-2001 war years when military pay rose substantially.

Fredo appointees not doubt who "love" the Military

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 01, 2016 08:51 AM (kzdjp)

244 Where he is found by He Who Walks Behind the Rows?

Where he gets threshed.

But that's not a Clark bar.

It's a Baby Ruth's.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 01, 2016 08:51 AM (jlR94)

245 The stupid -- it is so thick and deep! Comic strip guidelines for an invading army, yeah, that'll work.

--

But..but...I'm so confused. Maet's link last night quoted an EU Leader on the little rape behavior re: Cologne. It clearly was not a result of the influx of migrant. No, no, no. There's no link! It's just your usual matter of public order.

"Minutes state: 'As far as the crimes in Cologne were concerned, he [Timmermans] said that these were a matter of public order and were not related to the refugee crisis."

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at February 01, 2016 08:52 AM (pVkEV)

246 Mornin' Morons

I-idiots
O- out
W- walking
A- about

Thats all you need to know about the Hawkeye state.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 01, 2016 08:52 AM (voOPb)

247 >>>Ayatollah Ali Khamenei awarded the Order of Fat'h to the soldiers who captured the American sailors who allegedly crossed over into Iranian waters. Doesn't take much to get a medal there. Just wipe your ass with Obama.
Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 01, 2016 06:43 AM (t2KH5)<<<



Order of Fat'h?



They have an order for those life size pictures of athletes that cling to your walls?

Posted by: LIV at February 01, 2016 08:52 AM (H9MG5)

248 Today it's hate for Christians who support Trump.

===

Yeah, I'm not getting that one. I get there's an axe to grind, but a strange place for it. If it's true, even.

Posted by: Bigby's Fistbump at February 01, 2016 08:52 AM (3ZtZW)

249 C/o Notsothoreau in the overnight thread, a good speech by Rep Greg Walden, Oregon 2nd District, on "what drives people to do what is happening tonight in Harney County." Video and transcript.

https://walden.house.gov/speech

Posted by: mindful webworker - rural spirit at February 01, 2016 08:16 AM (TUUTu)
_______

Excellent speech.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 01, 2016 08:53 AM (MIKMs)

250 BUT FIRST!!!

Buy my book. Available in paperback at Amazon (so you can throw Ace some change), or directly via my CreateSpace e-store (so you can give me a higher royalty). Pre-Orders for the Kindle version also available.

In addition, the book is signed up for Amazon's MatchBook. That means if you purchase the paperback from Amazon and then want the Kindle version (which is eligible for sharing via kindle), you can get it for only 99 cents.

Link to my e-store is in my sig; I presume you all know how to find Amazon. The title is Fire and Frost.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Firehooks and Rock-salt for sale at February 01, 2016 08:53 AM (kff5f)

251 O.K Just checking. There are a number of mystics who sound very similiair and the obvious reason is that they're all Christians mystics and being in the presence of God regularly is focal for them

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 01, 2016 08:38 AM (w4NZ

The artist and poet William Blake considered himself a (minor) prophet, directly inspired byGod. Given his gloriously beautiful illustrations for The Bible, Dante's Infernoand Milton's Paradise Lost, I'm inclined to agree. In any event, I think there's a special place for people like Bach and Blake in Heaven.

Sorry, you were talking about mystics and William Blake came naturally to mind. I was a Literature major in college and went on a Blake binge for about two years.

Posted by: troyriser at February 01, 2016 08:53 AM (UWlp+)

252 iforgot: I've spent years trying to defend Christian shitheels, mainly because of their many good works.

Occasionally lapsing into silence when they lose track of Ephesians 2:8 and especially 2:9:

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

But at some point the smug self-righteousness becomes too much to bear. No more defending, no more excusing. I take them at face value now.

Posted by: Spellcheck at February 01, 2016 08:54 AM (HKBpI)

253 "dumb old farmer" (the farmer's description of himself) with humility and as an equal. It is quite good to see.
Posted by: chemjeff at February 01, 2016 08:51 AM (uZNvH)

Any successful farmer is the furthest thing away from being dumb.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 01, 2016 08:54 AM (voOPb)

254 Steyer: I wish to destroy civilization to cleanse Mother Gaia of these filthy human parasites.What about you?

Soros: I just do it for the lulz.

Posted by: conversations at the billionaire Democrats club at February 01, 2016 08:57 AM (b2qGx)

255 >>>Can we at least hope Iowans will send a few like Kasich to the corn field?
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 01, 2016 08:48 AM (jlR94)<<<



Like the Joe Pesci character in Casino?

Posted by: batter up at February 01, 2016 08:57 AM (H9MG5)

256 96 Trump cancels appearance at 15,000 capacity venue, meets in middle school gym instead.

http://tinyurl.com/h7zeb7b


This one is apparently untrue, from what I've seen. No evidence he had ever booked the larger arena for this one, which he DID fill in December.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 01, 2016 08:58 AM (r9tFS)

257
Sorry, you were talking about mystics and William Blake came naturally to mind. I was a Literature major in college and went on a Blake binge for about two years.
Posted by: troyriser at February 01, 2016 08:53 AM (UWlp+)

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I think Blake and other English poets fall under mystic label.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 01, 2016 08:58 AM (LXJ1e)

258 Posted by: troyriser at February 01, 2016 08:53 AM (UWlp+)

yes, Blake was a mystic and a great artist and poet.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 01, 2016 08:58 AM (w4NZ8)

259 My neighbor who I have already complained is trying to confront me even though she knows I cant stand her, just happened to be out at 11 pm, in her pajama, on one of the coldest nites we've had with a small bag of trash, when I came home. I have a routine which she is aware of.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 01, 2016 08:59 AM (iQIUe)

260 Another reason to hate on Iowa:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zqeta6e

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 01, 2016 09:00 AM (r9tFS)

261 Spenser, Wordsworth, Coleridge and others.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 01, 2016 09:00 AM (LXJ1e)

262 AllenG, congrats on the book!

Posted by: @votermom at February 01, 2016 09:02 AM (cbfNE)

263 Insomniac: Silver dimes? Of course.

Trump is hosting free breakfast today for his evangelical canvassers. Cooked 'em up a mess o' pottage.

Posted by: Spellcheck at February 01, 2016 09:03 AM (HKBpI)

264 Blake was a mystic who wasn't a Roman Catholic or Orthodox Christian though. Have you read Peter Ackroyd's biography of Blake, troyise?r: It's excellent.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 01, 2016 09:04 AM (w4NZ8)

265 My neighbor who I have already complained is trying
to confront me even though she knows I cant stand her, just happened to
be out at 11 pm, in her pajama, on one of the coldest nites we've had
with a small bag of trash, when I came home. I have a routine which she
is aware of.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 01, 2016 08:59 AM (iQIUe)

Your neighbor seems to be trying to capture your "attentions". I would change my routines were I you (park a street away, start sneaking out a side door when you leave and through your garbage away in the local grocery's dumpster, for instance). Maybe she will move on if she doesn't see you for a while?

Posted by: redbanzai at February 01, 2016 09:04 AM (NPofj)

266 AllenG, congrats on the book!
Posted by: @votermom at February 01, 2016 09:02 AM (cbfNE)


Thanks Votermom!

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Firehooks and Rock-salt for sale at February 01, 2016 09:04 AM (kff5f)

267 Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 01, 2016 09:00 AM (LXJ1e)

My favorite: George Herbert.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 01, 2016 09:05 AM (w4NZ8)

268 Blake, what does it say about me that The Sick Rose is the poem that sticks on my head...

O Rose, thou art sick!
The invisible worm
That flies in the night,
In the howling storm,
Has found out thy bed
Of crimson joy:
And his dark secret love
Does thy life destroy.

Posted by: @votermom at February 01, 2016 09:06 AM (cbfNE)

269 In his final speech before Iowa caucus day, Donald Trump renewed his old promise to build a lavish White House ballroom and pay for it himself.


Hey I think that is a great idea, but hey Donald I also need a bathroom redone?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 01, 2016 09:07 AM (kzdjp)

270 So if Soros backs Hillary, is the fix in? He doesn't strike me as someone who wastes his money.

Posted by: angela urkel at February 01, 2016 09:07 AM (b2qGx)

271 My neighbor who I have already complained is trying
to confront me even though she knows I cant stand her, just happened to be out at 11 pm, in her pajama, on one of the coldest nites we've had with a small bag of trash, when I came home. I have a routine which she is aware of.



Keep it up on the coldest nights, but delay getting home by five minutes longer each time.
Worst case? She confronts you.
Best case? She freezes to death and you get a new neighbor.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 01, 2016 09:08 AM (K/p7v)

272 My neighbor who I have already complained is trying
to confront me

Sorry if this is nosy-but you brought it up. What is your neighbor trying to confront you about?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 01, 2016 09:10 AM (w4NZ8)

273 55
On a truly sad and depressing note, I'm once again #1 for the week in comments.
Anyway, I've posted something new at Cut Jib. Link in nic.
Off to the allergist to get shot. Later and look out for the Mossad killer Joo vultures.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 01, 2016 07:13 AM (zLP1L)


That was depressing.
How can you not see the wisdom of electing a man who will get rid of government run health care so it can be replaced with better government run health care?

Posted by: jwb7605 at February 01, 2016 09:10 AM (DofIg)

274 Nood

Posted by: rickb223 at February 01, 2016 09:10 AM (K/p7v)

275 In 70 years, Germany has gone from craving the mythical pure Aryan ideal so much that a mere rumor that a blond blue-eyed Jewish man had looked lustfully on a pure German Fraulein could cause the loss of his life and or business to telling their Fraus and Frauleins to shut up, lie still, and take it wherever the swarthy Syrian gents wish to cram it.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at February 01, 2016 09:10 AM (kXoT0)

276 Systemic voter fraud is a Democrat speciality"

Posted by: steevy at February 01, 2016 09:11 AM (8HTq1)

277 Posted by: Spellcheck at February 01, 2016 08:54 AM (HKBpI)

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Then either:

1 - you don't believe in Ephesians but you are throwing the Christian shitheels' own scripture in their faces, or

2 - you do believe in Ephesians and you're disgusted with Christians who think that doing good works excuses their graceless behavior.

I'm still trying to unravel your original post on this.

Really, I'm intrigued and curious. You didn't like singing at the wedding because you felt that your part in imbuing these Christian shitheels' ceremony with holiness was dishonest?

Posted by: iforgot at February 01, 2016 09:16 AM (YOxw1)

278 There are certainly issues with the ethanol mandate, but grain exports help the trade deficit a lot, made huge by all the crap we buy from China, as policy supports their military via trade with a slave labor partner.

There are more democratic nations we should be trading with first. But the Clintons and Democrats seem to love Mao and communism, and their bribes. But Americans may be tapped out, and the mythical China capitalist buyer has not magically congealed out of all the globalist hyperbole.

doom doom doom ... slow train out.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 01, 2016 09:16 AM (5Gpe2)

279 Blake was a mystic who wasn't a Roman Catholic or Orthodox Christian though. Have you read Peter Ackroyd's biography of Blake, troyise?r: It's excellent.Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 01, 2016 09:04 AM (w4NZ

I honestly haven't read any Blake biographies because I was afraid knowing his life story would color my take on his work. For example, I can't stand the art of Marcel Duchamps any more after I found out he was a genuinely awful human being.

Posted by: troyriser at February 01, 2016 09:18 AM (UWlp+)

280 Blake wasn't awful although he tended to get into arguments with some of his friends. He was just eccentric. I think Peter Ackroyd does a well balances view of Blake while having a great deal of affection for him. I like Blake's works and it didn't put me off.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 01, 2016 09:21 AM (w4NZ8)

281 "How can you not see the wisdom of electing a man who will get rid of government run health care so it can be replaced with better government run health care?"

Trump says we must help the guy dying on the street, as a response to claims he wants single payer. He also says no, repeal and replace. Of course we already take care of the homeless and put too many on Medicaid.

But the bigger issue first, is not putting half of the third world on our Medicaid and other entitlements.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 01, 2016 09:24 AM (5Gpe2)

282

Urban yutes and or urban muzzies burning LA?

Posted by: Horta Crap, Tranabaga at February 01, 2016 09:34 AM (6JdPq)

283 Your neighbor seems to be trying to capture your "attentions". I would change my routines were I you (park a street away, start sneaking out a side door when you leave and through your garbage away in the local grocery's dumpster, for instance). Maybe she will move on if she doesn't see you for a while?
Posted by: redbanzai at February 01, 2016 09:04 AM (NPofj)


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Or shimmy down from your bedroom window and crawl through the bushes to your car. Wear a wig and a pair of Groucho glasses. You might have to buy a fat suit

Posted by: Soona at February 01, 2016 09:35 AM (Fmupd)

284 @277 they mentioned "lesbian". I suspect this person is conflating the Christian belief that homosexuality is immoral, with thinking that these Christians must believe in works righteous.

In other words, this person comforts herself over her butthurt by imputing base motives to Christians, without proof.

The kind of homosexual bitterness that would prefer to see western civilization destroyed than to be free to live how she wants alongside people who disagree with her.

Posted by: angela urkel at February 01, 2016 09:50 AM (b2qGx)

285 Or shimmy down from your bedroom window and crawl
through the bushes to your car. Wear a wig and a pair of Groucho
glasses. You might have to buy a fat suit

Posted by: Soona at February 01, 2016 09:35 AM (Fmupd)

I like Soona's ideas better:-)
On a serious note, I would say avoidance is the best option because your neighbor seems kind of unhinged. She is the one that her landlord was afraid to evict and the landlord's son is now trying to finally get rid of after she didn't pay rent for a whole year correct?

Posted by: redbanzai at February 01, 2016 10:30 AM (NPofj)

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