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Charles S. Jarboe, "Tree Silhouettes under a Quarter Moon" (199

Posted by: rdbrewer at 09:44 AM




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1 Not first.

Posted by: fly gal at February 25, 2016 09:45 AM (iuW51)

2 not second

Posted by: WaitingForMartel at February 25, 2016 09:46 AM (W0EkJ)

3 Obviously Winter, so was he freezing his ass off when he painted this?

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 25, 2016 09:46 AM (t2KH5)

4 First!

Posted by: Marco Rubio at February 25, 2016 09:47 AM (ukNFU)

5 What? No Crows in the trees?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 25, 2016 09:47 AM (WVsWD)

6 1998, brand new as far as paintings go.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 25, 2016 09:47 AM (t2KH5)

7 Dude. I think I'm getting the spins. I'm gonna lay here and focus on this tree until I feel better...

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at February 25, 2016 09:47 AM (kXzR8)

8 Those trees are designed to scare small children.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 25, 2016 09:47 AM (iQIUe)

9 Things are looking up...

Posted by: HH at February 25, 2016 09:48 AM (DrCtv)

10 They know when you're on the road.

Things hobbits say.

Posted by: DaveA at February 25, 2016 09:48 AM (DL2i+)

11 I would expect the trees to reach down and grab me. Talk about gnarly...

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 25, 2016 09:48 AM (RD7QR)

12 Corgis called per regulation.

Also, not sober.

Posted by: fly gal at February 25, 2016 09:48 AM (iuW51)

13 Disorienting.

Posted by: eman at February 25, 2016 09:49 AM (MQEz6)

14
Charles S. Jarboe, "Night Sky View From Sniper Hide", 2002

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 25, 2016 09:49 AM (176QP)

15 That painting, with prominent Islamic crescent, is now the #231 holiest site.

Posted by: islamic outreach director at February 25, 2016 09:49 AM (fbovC)

16 Those are the evil Ents. Right after they ate Merri and Pippen.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 25, 2016 09:49 AM (WVsWD)

17 Ann Coulter in the sidebar. I'd prefer her as candidate over all the jokers currently running.

Posted by: gp at February 25, 2016 09:49 AM (+Jpqc)

18 12 Corgis called per regulation.

Also, not sober.
Posted by: fly gal at February 25, 2016 09:48 AM (iuW51)

Oh how I wish I could say that, as I sit behind my desk at the office and try to psych myself up to work.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 25, 2016 09:50 AM (RD7QR)

19 So, this is your last view from the shallow grave when you're not quite dead.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2016 09:51 AM (1xUj/)

20
That waxing crescent moon is too high in the sky for the extent to which it is illuminated. Just sayin'...

Needs a Nazrul and black horse, too.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 25, 2016 09:51 AM (BK3ZS)

21 Ann needs to get a good orgasm. Seriously, she gets shriller every year.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 25, 2016 09:51 AM (RD7QR)

22 The earthworm view of things.

Posted by: eman at February 25, 2016 09:51 AM (MQEz6)

23 Corgis called per regulation.

Also, not sober.
Posted by: fly gal at February 25, 2016 09:48 AM (iuW51)

Oh how I wish I could say that, as I sit behind my desk at the office and try to psych myself up to work.
Posted by: joncelli



Aye.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 09:52 AM (tBimT)

24 Impressionism at its finest. Love the brushstrokes.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at February 25, 2016 09:53 AM (U6f54)

25 Is that one of those lynching trees like Fred Trump might have used when at the kkk rally?

There should be a trigger warning.

Posted by: Concerned Citizen at February 25, 2016 09:53 AM (PTq8m)

26
You really should try to type something.

You're not the boss of me, pixy!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 25, 2016 09:53 AM (BK3ZS)

27 I cannot picture an Ann orgasm.

Posted by: eman at February 25, 2016 09:54 AM (MQEz6)

28 Also, I want some of whatever MUMR is having.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 25, 2016 09:54 AM (RD7QR)

29 There's worms there! Crawling out of the dirt!

Posted by: Eromero at February 25, 2016 09:54 AM (zLDYs)

30 27 I cannot picture an Ann orgasm.
Posted by: eman at February 25, 2016 09:54 AM (MQEz6)

You just know she's a screamer.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 25, 2016 09:55 AM (RD7QR)

31 Those trees are...menacing.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2016 09:56 AM (NOIQH)

32 Quarter moon my ass.

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 09:56 AM (qUNWi)

33 I cannot picture an Ann orgasm.

Oh I can. It would be a dirty semi-hate f*ck with mixed emotions and lots of sweat.

I would feel conflicted about it and watch the video to sort out my emotions.

What? Did I just overshare?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2016 09:56 AM (1xUj/)

34 Morning, y'all. Have the flame wars started yet?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 25, 2016 09:57 AM (kTF2Z)

35 Just curious, why would you want someone to "quarter moon" your ass?

Posted by: johnd01 at February 25, 2016 09:57 AM (ukNFU)

36
Coulter's apex moment was outing Keefums for merely having a Cornell Cow College degree and reducing him to protracted stutterf*ckery trying to recover from his shame.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 25, 2016 09:57 AM (BK3ZS)

37 Those are the creepiest trees I've ever seen. Rapey, almost.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 25, 2016 09:58 AM (X6fMO)

38
Greetings gentlefappers.

#freshhell

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 25, 2016 09:58 AM (LUgeY)

39 That's the view looking up from the cave entrance where the Nazi gold is hidden.

Posted by: Chupacabra at February 25, 2016 09:58 AM (V40IZ)

40
33 I cannot picture an Ann orgasm.

Oh I can. It would be a dirty semi-hate f*ck with mixed emotions and lots of sweat.

I would feel conflicted about it and watch the video to sort out my emotions.

What? Did I just overshare?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2016 09:56 AM (1xUj/)

You left out the snuggling and baby-talk during the cool-down.

Posted by: eman at February 25, 2016 09:59 AM (MQEz6)

41
I cannot picture an an an an an an an an an an an an an an an an an Ann orgasm.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 25, 2016 09:59 AM (BK3ZS)

42 Where is the sniper hiding?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 25, 2016 09:59 AM (rkCLP)

43 Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2016 09:56 AM (1xUj/)


I would imagine there'd be some mutual light slapping, mild biting, and fingernails dug into the back involved as well.

But that's just speculation.

Posted by: Country Singer at February 25, 2016 09:59 AM (8Y7+f)

44 I cannot picture an Ann orgasm.

She starts screaming that John Edwards is a faggot.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 25, 2016 10:00 AM (Dss3U)

45 Those trees are designed to scare small children.

There's an old B+W horror movie of a tree with a black scary mouth chasing people thru the woods. Scared the crap outta me as a kid.

Posted by: DaveA at February 25, 2016 10:00 AM (DL2i+)

46
You left out the snuggling and baby-talk during the cool-down.


Followed by the 5,000 word critique.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 25, 2016 10:00 AM (LUgeY)

47
I cannot picture an Ann orgasm.


I'd say, "ask Bill Maher," but. . .

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 25, 2016 10:00 AM (X6fMO)

48 33 I cannot picture an Ann orgasm.

Oh I can. It would be a dirty semi-hate f*ck with mixed emotions and lots of sweat.

I would feel conflicted about it and watch the video to sort out my emotions.

What? Did I just overshare?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2016 09:56 AM (1xUj/)

Depends on whether there's video and the video has sound.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 25, 2016 10:00 AM (RD7QR)

49
Ann needs to get a good orgasm. Seriously, she gets shriller every year.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 25, 2016 09:51 AM (RD7QR)








Don't see that happening. She spends most of her social time with gay men, at least according to several magazine profiles of her that I've seen.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 25, 2016 10:00 AM (176QP)

50 Just curious, why would you want someone to "quarter moon" your ass?

Because ....just shut up.


ass

ASS!

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 10:01 AM (qUNWi)

51 Gary "Far Side" Larson wrote a book called "There's a Hair in my Dirt".

It's told from the worm point of view. A child worm is complaining about eating only dirt and now there's a hair in it.

Daddy worm tells a story about how the hair got there, which is basically that a girl who understands the environment in Disney terms got everything wrong and ended up decomposing in the dirt the worms are eating.

I recommend it to everyone young and old.

Full PDF: http://bit.ly/1INrr4a

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2016 10:01 AM (1xUj/)

52
That waxing crescent moon is too high in the sky for the extent to which it is illuminated. Just sayin'...
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot



Realist painter, so painting what he sees. And:

Why is the new crescent Moon really high in the sky?

It must be Spring! The New Moon is visible only for a while after sunset. At sunset on the Spring equinox, the line of the ecliptic is really high in the sky. The opposite is true in Autumn. So if you want to see a really thin crescent in a dark sky, look for a New Moon in Spring, or a very Old Moon (just before dawn) in Autumn.

www.moonchart.net

So, Autumn.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 25, 2016 10:01 AM (kdS6q)

53 So, this is your last view from the shallow grave when you're not quite dead.

Yesterdays wood punners hear "We'll dance with your dates"

Posted by: DaveA at February 25, 2016 10:01 AM (DL2i+)

54
Wait, Waxing? Read that as waning.

So, Spring.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 25, 2016 10:02 AM (kdS6q)

55 Those two trees, they are having teh secks, no?

Looks like a photo. Personally for me, in a painting, that is not a good thing.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2016 10:04 AM (Dj0WE)

56 Ann needs to get a good orgasm. Seriously, she gets shriller every year.
Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 25, 2016 09:51 AM (RD7QR)

I'll take this bullet for the movement.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 10:04 AM (xuouz)

57 I am curious about all the Ann Coulter hate. Why?

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 25, 2016 10:04 AM (QHgTq)

58 Rather than autowillowing myself I will bring this forward (with apologies to those who have heard me say it before):
The first thing we need to do to fix DoD is quit calling it that. It's the War Department, (bleep) it !
Words have meanings !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 25, 2016 10:05 AM (Z8DIA)

59 I cannot picture an Ann orgasm.

Oh I can. It would be a dirty semi-hate f*ck with mixed emotions and lots of sweat.

I would feel conflicted about it and watch the video to sort out my emotions.

What? Did I just overshare?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2016 09:56 AM (1xUj/)

Not at all. Please continue.

Oh and morning all.

Posted by: Blano at February 25, 2016 10:05 AM (NHQQx)

60
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 25, 2016 10:02 AM (kdS6q)

I got your point (waxing v waning aside). Doing the research that I am too lazy to do.

I never paid attention to the moon's phases before my stepson got me involved in Boy Scouts. Now I can't NOT pay attention to them.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 25, 2016 10:05 AM (BK3ZS)

61 Is anyone gonna bother with the new Batman vs Superman? Loved Deadpool. Not sure I'll bother with Ben Affleck as batman.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 25, 2016 10:05 AM (rkCLP)

62
Ann needs to get a good orgasm.

I think that sentiment applies to most of the Horde, as well.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 25, 2016 10:05 AM (X6fMO)

63 I cannot picture an Ann orgasm.

I'd say, "ask Bill Maher," but. . .

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 25, 2016 10:00 AM (X6fMO)

----

Don't see that happening. She spends most of her social time with gay men, at least according to several magazine profiles of her that I've seen.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 25, 2016 10:00 AM (176QP)



Two birds explained with one stone.

Posted by: Country Singer at February 25, 2016 10:05 AM (8Y7+f)

64 >44 lol

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 10:07 AM (xuouz)

65 www.moonchart.net

So, Autumn.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix




No leaves on trees = winter.
However, in order to not freeze his ass off, he paints from memory.
So, July.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 10:07 AM (tBimT)

66 An Ann orgasm would just be knees and elbows.

Posted by: Chupacabra at February 25, 2016 10:07 AM (V40IZ)

67
I am curious about all the Ann Coulter hate. Why?
Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 25, 2016 10:04 AM (QHgTq)


We are all counter-Coulterists now?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 25, 2016 10:08 AM (BK3ZS)

68 Is anyone gonna bother with the new Batman vs Superman? Loved Deadpool. Not sure I'll bother with Ben Affleck as batman.



I keep seeing references to "Spaceballs II". Can't find info.
Supposedly, posters are up in NYC subway.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 10:09 AM (tBimT)

69
57 I am curious about all the Ann Coulter hate. Why?
Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 25, 2016 10:04 AM (QHgTq)


None from me. I like her.

Posted by: eman at February 25, 2016 10:09 AM (MQEz6)

70 Two birds explained with one stone.
Posted by: Country Singer at February 25, 2016 10:05 AM (8Y7+f)

*Looks at stone. Seems like a normal stone.*
*Turn stone over*
"Bill Maher is gay"

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 10:09 AM (xuouz)

71 I cannot picture an Ann orgasm.

She starts screaming that John Edwards is a faggot.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 25, 2016 10:00 AM (Dss3U)


Gonna go out on a limb and assume any "orgasm" she's had with another human around is completely phony.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2016 10:09 AM (Dj0WE)

72 >>>57 I am curious about all the Ann Coulter hate. Why?
Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 25, 2016 10:04 AM (QHgTq)

-----

I suspect it is due to her past cheerleading for Romney and Cristie.

I appreciate her insights but don't always agree with her.

Posted by: Emmie at February 25, 2016 10:10 AM (ezXrF)

73
What I learned today:

French Mnemonic Device: Lunar-Phase

"premier, dernier"

Explanation: A French mnemonic is that the First Quarter Moon phase looks like a p, and the Last Quarter Moon looks like a d. In this mnemonic, p and d actually stand for what you see: premier or dernier.

www.mnemonic-device.com/astronomy/moon/lunar-phases/

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 25, 2016 10:10 AM (kdS6q)

74 Re Mitt opining on Trumps taxes ala Harry Reed: go fuck yourself Mitt!

Posted by: keena at February 25, 2016 10:11 AM (RiTnx)

75 I am curious about all the Ann Coulter hate. Why?
Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 25, 2016 10:04 AM (QHgTq)


I don't hate her. I think she's a self-indulgent phony, but that really makes her no different from anyone else in the media... so I simply have no use for her.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2016 10:12 AM (Dj0WE)

76 Regarding the sidebar piece from TheDC about the "conservative establishment"....

That's dumb. It's just stupid foolishness. That is all. I'm going to work.

Posted by: Sambo at February 25, 2016 10:12 AM (CwNIZ)

77 Not as weird as Oprah orgasming over bread.

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 25, 2016 10:12 AM (1RQsP)

78 I want everyone to be careful out there. Pertussis (Whooping Cough) is on the rise. It's a bacterial infection of the respiratory tract, which is highly contagious, and spread through contact with an infected's saliva droplets. Starting out with cold-like symptoms, it changes to a tell-tale near-uncontrollable cough characterized by gasping for breath between coughing fits. It can lead to hospitalization of infants, or seniors with respiratory health issues. Or potentially worse. It can also take weeks to get rid of the cough (adults may not exhibit the "whooping"). Diagnosis may involve taking a bacterial culture, and treatment can involve an antibiotic (as the illness is bacterial).

It is a vaccine-preventable illness, yet cases are on the rise in many states. You can still get the illness even if you have been vaccinated.

My apologies if someone has already covered this.


Posted by: Cough Cough Cough Cough at February 25, 2016 10:13 AM (LyiQq)

79
www.moonchart.net

Not that this link bears any resemblance to what I am about to say, but it did bring to mind this...

As someone trained in science who creates cabochons from rocks and minerals, it is a supreme irony that some of the best on-line sources of information regarding rocks and minerals and identifying and finding them are sites focused on the "healing powers" of said rocks and minerals. Moonbat country, IOW.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 25, 2016 10:14 AM (BK3ZS)

80 i see you men had saturated your wheaties in beer broth before imbibing this a.m.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 10:14 AM (L1+sh)

81 @74

Don't think Mormons are allowed to do that.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 25, 2016 10:14 AM (WVsWD)

82 Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 10:09 AM (tBimT)

I hate Hollywood. They just can't leave the good ones alone. Recycle, make it worse, squeeze more money from the corpse. Footloose 3, The Tap Dance Wars.

Assholes.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 25, 2016 10:15 AM (rkCLP)

83 Posted by: Cough Cough Cough Cough at February 25, 2016 10:13 AM (LyiQq)

Is *that* what's wrong with Hill?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 25, 2016 10:15 AM (GDulk)

84 On Ann Coulter's advice, I am going to market myself to the media as a consultant on Republican political strategy. All I have to do is make up and spew utter nonsense and the money rolls in!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 25, 2016 10:16 AM (9krrF)

85 i see you men had saturated your wheaties in beer broth before imbibing this a.m.
Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 10:14 AM (L1+sh)


I guess I never thought of it that way, but isn't ALL beer essentially broth?

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2016 10:16 AM (Dj0WE)

86 Mitt is such a tool.

Posted by: eman at February 25, 2016 10:16 AM (MQEz6)

87 Re Mitt opining on Trumps taxes ala Harry Reed: go fuck yourself Mitt!

^^^^This^^^^

Shut up Mitt.

I heard the audio of it this AM. If he had laughed at the end and said, "Just kidding" it would have been a great joke. Otherwise, it shows what an idiot he is.

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at February 25, 2016 10:16 AM (kXzR8)

88 well.. i wish i had her money and her fearlessness.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 10:17 AM (L1+sh)

89
I am curious about all the Ann Coulter hate. Why?
Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 25, 2016 10:04 AM (QHgTq)



No hate here. I don't think about her unless she's mentioned or I hear her voice on the radio, since these days about the only TV I watch is Forensic Files or Homicide Hunter.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 25, 2016 10:17 AM (X6fMO)

90 Footloose 3, The Tap Dance Wars.

Is nothing sacred?

Bacon wept.

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 10:18 AM (qUNWi)

91 Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 10:14 AM (L1+sh)

Did you get that pesky leak fixed last night?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 25, 2016 10:18 AM (rkCLP)

92 Burt, well sure.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 10:18 AM (L1+sh)

93 Mitt is a craven coward.

That's the worst thing about it.

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 10:19 AM (qUNWi)

94 Ann is awesome and beautiful. And a veteran warrior against the commie PC world, despite her dalliance with Romney and Christie.

There were others that fought the "Alien Nation" invasion war for a long time, (many getting pushed aside as racists by the new age conservatives) but it is really Ann's last book that put Trump on his course, and with Trump Power made stopping the invasion and changing of our country at the forefront of this election.

But still the hate burns. But she keeps fighting. Three cheers for Ann.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 25, 2016 10:19 AM (eUbDe)

95 well.. i wish i had her money and her fearlessness.
Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 10:17 AM (L1+sh)


Wish I could believe it was fearlessness. Instead, I think they conference in the green room before they go out on those shows (or do it be video, since they're not always sharing studio space), and choreograph the dialogue on those shows.


Not unlike professional wrasslin.


"You say this, then I'm gonna say that! It'll be great, we'll get the rubes all worked up..."

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2016 10:19 AM (Dj0WE)

96 "I cannot picture an Ann orgasm."

I can't either.

Posted by: Bill Maher at February 25, 2016 10:19 AM (Dttnn)

97 In honor of today's painting, I'm going out on a limb here:

Within six months, the Twitter purges will move from exiling conservatives to internal leftist purges. Those insufficiently radical, those who misspeak, those who exhibit a twinkle of badmindthought will start to face Struggle Sessions and public penitence or banishment.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 25, 2016 10:19 AM (Dss3U)

98 There's a local guy I know, former Republican County Chairman.

Says manufacturing will never come back because you can't pay Americans enough to work those types of repetitive jobs.

He's really serious about that.

Like every job out there is full of diverse and exciting new challenges. Pffft.

I never got to the part how a non-producing economy is sustainable; how a service economy is supposed to create wealth.


Posted by: RoyalOil at February 25, 2016 10:19 AM (fQ/0p)

99 So Twitter is the official Ministry of Truth. I see they are building out the infrastructure.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 25, 2016 10:20 AM (rkCLP)

100 The first thing we need to do to fix DoD is quit calling it that. It's the War Department, (bleep) it !
Words have meanings !
Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 25, 2016 10:05 AM (Z8DIA)

I agree.

Also, the EPA should have a more descriptive name. Mafia?

Posted by: @votermom at February 25, 2016 10:21 AM (cbfNE)

101 Ann would have a clever orgasm.

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 10:21 AM (qUNWi)

102 Alabama i had success with the clr and getting the valve and flex line off its fitting. freind will pick up new valve this morning "soon " asshe has to make a trip to lowes for herb plants. so i think a success is happening soon. I appreciate all the advice helping me find the easiest finish. and terribly glad i did not have to del with cutting a line and refitting a fitting.

so Thank you everyone, you gave me knowledge and confidence to keep going.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 10:22 AM (L1+sh)

103 whomping willows

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 25, 2016 10:22 AM (0O7c5)

104 The EPA will turn the Ohio River orange on Trumps Inauguration Day.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 25, 2016 10:22 AM (rkCLP)

105 Footloose 3, The Tap Dance Wars.

Is nothing sacred?

Bacon wept.
Posted by: eleven




But this long between Spaceballs and Spaceballs II? Should be good. I could see them sucking if Mel Brooks had just slapped them out one right after the other.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 10:22 AM (tBimT)

106 Is anyone gonna bother with the new Batman vs Superman? Loved Deadpool. Not sure I'll bother with Ben Affleck as batman.


Deadpool was great, but my current policy is I'm not going to go see a movie in theaters unless I hear good things about it from a variety of sources.

The last Batman v Superman trailer looks good, even if I really really disagree with the casting for Lex Luthor. So yeah. Not going to see it in theaters unless people rave about it.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 25, 2016 10:22 AM (KUaJL)

107 Three cheers for Ann until she criticizes Trump for attacking Cruz then it's under the bus you twig beeyatch. BTW Ann makes a good point ore often than not despite the fact I disagree with her on Trump.

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 25, 2016 10:23 AM (1RQsP)

108
I never got to the part how a non-producing economy is sustainable; how a service economy is supposed to create wealth.


It's not designed to.

The substitution of our manufacturing sector with a "new economy" was so BJ Cliton could pay off his ChiCom owners. Those who supported the move are innumerate and have absolutely no idea how a free market economy operates.

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 25, 2016 10:23 AM (LUgeY)

109 Burt, i would like to say Nu Uh, but you are probably right.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 10:23 AM (L1+sh)

110 Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 10:22 AM (L1+sh)

Great news! You go, you.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 25, 2016 10:23 AM (rkCLP)

111 Pixy will not be having any of the cutting and pasting today.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 25, 2016 10:23 AM (VdICR)

112 Brooks did an animated series of Spaceballs a few years ago. Watched a little, but wasn't impressed.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 25, 2016 10:24 AM (Dss3U)

113 Huh. Hillary interrupted by a #BLM protester. Maybe they're not bought out after all. It would be interesting to see The Donald handle one of those.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 25, 2016 10:24 AM (RD7QR)

114 Also, the EPA should have a more descriptive name. Mafia?




FUEWT.
Fvck Up Everything We Touch

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 10:25 AM (tBimT)

115
Polls update:

Floridia Republican Quinnipiac Trump +16

Trump 44
Rubio 28
Cruz 12



Dondi done died.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 25, 2016 10:25 AM (kdS6q)

116 "Also, the EPA should have a more descriptive name. Mafia?

Posted by: @votermom at February 25, 2016 10:21 AM (cbfNE)"

We can call it the "Elimination of Prosperity Agency". That way they won't have to change the stationary.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 25, 2016 10:25 AM (QHgTq)

117 Posted by: RoyalOil at February 25, 2016 10:19 AM (fQ/0p)

Robbie the robot should take care of that problem in less than a decade. No one will be working in manufacturing except as a repair person and IT. At least the companies will be able to base the factories here.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 25, 2016 10:25 AM (dwNYN)

118 No John Candy, no Space Balls.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 25, 2016 10:25 AM (rkCLP)

119
From the sidebar DC piece:

...hyperbolic rhetoric reached a new height this week with The Blaze's Matt Walsh writing an unnecessarily long column full of loosely-connected insults that eventually leads to the conclusion that a vote for Trump is a vote for pagan dictatorship.

Pagan dictatorship? Well, why didn't he just say so! Count me in!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 25, 2016 10:26 AM (BK3ZS)

120 Dondi done died. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 25, 2016 10:25 AM

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 25, 2016 10:26 AM (D+xyy)

121 No John Candy, no Space Balls.



No Dot Matrix either.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 10:26 AM (tBimT)

122 No John Candy, no Space Balls.

And Rick Moranis is resolutely retired.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 25, 2016 10:26 AM (Dss3U)

123
Floridia?

*looks at keyboard in confusion*

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 25, 2016 10:26 AM (kdS6q)

124 Coulter already criticized Trump on the Bush thing, saying she wanted to strangle him when he said the "Bush Lied" thing. But she understands the cultural invasion and Democrat plan to incorporate a third world base into America to establish a dominant underclass voting base ... and overturn the Republic into a socialist state. They are mostly done with that task.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 25, 2016 10:27 AM (eUbDe)

125 you guys get all curmudgeon-y when speaking politically but the nicest/ kindest group around when someone needs help.

bunch of softies..

i love you guys.

and good morning phoenix.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 10:27 AM (L1+sh)

126 Hillary may very well have it. All those public appearances in proximity with Liberal anti-vaxxer retards, un-immunized illegals with hordes of un-immunized children, and filthy elderly hippies. All of them coughing, spitting, and spewing bodily fluids all over the place.

I wouldn't be surprised if she has it, but normally it really can knock a person out with coughing-induced exhaustion, vomiting, and cold symptoms. Unless she's on some serious uppers.

Posted by: Cough Cough Cough Cough at February 25, 2016 10:27 AM (LyiQq)

127 119
From the sidebar DC piece:

...hyperbolic rhetoric reached a new height this week with The Blaze's Matt Walsh writing an unnecessarily long column full of loosely-connected insults that eventually leads to the conclusion that a vote for Trump is a vote for pagan dictatorship.

Pagan dictatorship? Well, why didn't he just say so! Count me in!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 25, 2016 10:26 AM (BK3ZS)

If we could get mandated virgin deflowering every vernal equinox then I'm totally on board.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 25, 2016 10:27 AM (RD7QR)

128 Has anyone seen Risen?

Posted by: Infidel at February 25, 2016 10:28 AM (tjkQB)

129 Has anyone seen Risen?



The Leavening?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 10:29 AM (tBimT)

130 Has anyone seen Risen?



The Leavening?


Night of the Living Bread?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 25, 2016 10:30 AM (Dss3U)

131
If we could get mandated virgin deflowering every vernal equinox then I'm totally on board.

Dibs on the volcano franchise.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 25, 2016 10:30 AM (LUgeY)

132 #97

In honor of today's painting, I'm going out on a limb here:



Within six months, the Twitter purges will move from exiling
conservatives to internal leftist purges. Those insufficiently radical,
those who misspeak, those who exhibit a twinkle of badmindthought will
start to face Struggle Sessions and public penitence or banishment.

========

That's the natural "progression". Because Socialism is a religion,.

Posted by: mrp at February 25, 2016 10:30 AM (JBggj)

133 ...hyperbolic rhetoric reached a new height this week with The Blaze's Matt Walsh writing an unnecessarily long column full of loosely-connected insults that eventually leads to the conclusion that a vote for Trump is a vote for pagan dictatorship.

----

Huh. I never new that Trump was a radfem.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 25, 2016 10:30 AM (KUaJL)

134 Got up, read Vic's news at the end of the Overnight Thread That Wasn't, skipped to the Art Thread, and...

a quick perusal suggests that the main topic is Ann Coulter needs an orgasm? Really?

I, uh, I think I have something to do this morning...

L8r, g8rs.

Posted by: mindful webworker - um... at February 25, 2016 10:30 AM (DUqif)

135 Has anyone seen Risen?



The Leavening?

Night of the Living Bread?




Annmnnnd we're off!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 10:30 AM (tBimT)

136 From the sidebar DC piece:
...hyperbolic rhetoric reached a new height this week with The
Blaze's Matt Walsh writing an unnecessarily long column full of
loosely-connected insults that eventually leads to the conclusion that a
vote for Trump is a vote for pagan dictatorship.


Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 25, 2016 10:26 AM


Not quite the height achieved by Charlie CW Cooke, who went all Wick Rilson and suggested that Cruzer and Dondi should be popping caps -- with a machine gun, no less -- at Trump.

Man, them True Conservatives can get mean!

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 25, 2016 10:31 AM (D+xyy)

137 From a link in that DC article.

http://tinyurl.com/htmuvg4

Basic points: we just need to give the working class money by further defunding SS. Immigration isn't a big deal and trade is bi-partisan so there.

Posted by: WOPR at February 25, 2016 10:31 AM (LTDSy)

138 Has anyone seen Risen?


I got the feeling, pretty soon, we're all going to be seeing Risen II from front row seats.

Posted by: Cough Cough Cough Cough at February 25, 2016 10:31 AM (LyiQq)

139 Risen 13- the Baker's Dozen?

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at February 25, 2016 10:32 AM (kXzR8)

140 I never paid attention to the moon's phases before my stepson got me involved in Boy Scouts. Now I can't NOT pay attention to them.

I always pay attention to moon phases because I'm a fisherman and they correspond 1:1 to the tides.

On my favorite water, the outer beaches of Cape Cod, it's really easy because a full moon means high tide at midnight. The Bay side is an hour behind that, the Sound side is ...mumble.. I always have to look that up.

I live too far away from my water now to do it any more, but I used to draw a sine curve on paper and mark out the tide phases for the next few days to see when I could get away from work and kids and where I would go based on the tide.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2016 10:32 AM (1xUj/)

141 #124

They are mostly done with that task.
======

No, they're not.

Posted by: mrp at February 25, 2016 10:32 AM (JBggj)

142 I never got to the part how a non-producing economy is sustainable; how a service economy is supposed to create wealth.


Posted by: RoyalOil at February 25, 2016 10:19 AM (fQ/0p)

Me either, but I just assumed my "betters" knew more than I did, so I forgot about it and went about my life.

Finally realized one day our "betters" don't know jack squat more than I do.

Posted by: Blano at February 25, 2016 10:32 AM (sdPF/)

143 129 lol. Home in bed with a migraine. Thought I might go see it this weekend after chores. Have some free movie tickets.

Posted by: Infidel at February 25, 2016 10:32 AM (tjkQB)

144 131
If we could get mandated virgin deflowering every vernal equinox then I'm totally on board.

Dibs on the volcano franchise.




Cool. I have fire. Without my Fireworkers Local 333, you have nothing but a hill.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 10:32 AM (tBimT)

145 Risen 13- the Baker's Dozen?

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at February 25, 2016 10:32 AM


Haven't seen it, but I hear it raked in a lot of dough.

Should be a big hit on the Yeast Coast.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 25, 2016 10:33 AM (D+xyy)

146
No John Candy, no Space Balls.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 25, 2016 10:25 AM (rkCLP)


Just you wait -- it'll be an "alternate universe / gender reversed" Space Balls, so Candy will be replaced by either Rosie O'Donnell or Lena Dunham and ... you can fill out the casting of this ultimate horror show yourselves.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 25, 2016 10:33 AM (BK3ZS)

147 They are mostly done with that task.
======
No, they're not.
Posted by: mrp at February 25, 2016 10:32 AM (JBggj)

Yes, they are.

But we're still going to stop them.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 10:34 AM (xuouz)

148 Risen 13- the Baker's Dozen?




Left me kinda flat.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 10:34 AM (tBimT)

149 I live in VA with an open primary. GOP race appears decided. Should I vote for Sanders, or do you think he'll be KO'd in SC this weekend?

Posted by: Crrr6 (hotair refugee) at February 25, 2016 10:35 AM (Vqcn4)

150 Dondi done died.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 25, 2016 10:25 AM (kdS6q)

Imagine that Florida voters are not too impressed with his " I can't get anything done in the Senate so why show up and vote" attitude.

He is still their Senator.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 25, 2016 10:35 AM (6XqFC)

151
Haven't seen it, but I hear it raked in a lot of dough.


I hope the public doesn't sour on it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 25, 2016 10:35 AM (LUgeY)

152 149 I live in VA with an open primary. GOP race appears decided. Should I vote for Sanders, or do you think he'll be KO'd in SC this weekend?

Posted by: Crrr6 (hotair refugee) at February 25, 2016 10:35 AM (Vqcn4)

You could. But Hills! has it locked up.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 25, 2016 10:36 AM (/D5Lf)

153 Noam Chomsky is a fucking snake.

Click my nick for my VP pick.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 10:36 AM (xuouz)

154 Bread puns.

Leaven them alone.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 25, 2016 10:37 AM (/D5Lf)

155 He is still their Senator.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 25, 2016 10:35 AM


Until next January.

I thought what he was saying was not that he couldn't do anything, but that he didn't feel like it, because presidentin'.

If I were a Floridoid, I'd want my money back.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 25, 2016 10:37 AM (D+xyy)

156 Risen: Croissant Moon was a buttery of fluff

Posted by: @votermom at February 25, 2016 10:37 AM (cbfNE)

157 I thought that Coulter column kicked ass.

As for Anngasms, I'm-a stay out of all that.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 25, 2016 10:37 AM (r9tFS)

158 these are some very old sounding puns from yeasteryear.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 10:38 AM (L1+sh)

159 Leaven them alone.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 25, 2016 10:37 AM


Goes against the grain, huh?

Don't be a loaf-er.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 25, 2016 10:38 AM (D+xyy)

160 I live in VA with an open primary. GOP race appears decided. Should I vote for Sanders, or do you think he'll be KO'd in SC this weekend?

Posted by: Crrr6 (hotair refugee) at February 25, 2016 10:35 AM (Vqcn4)

You could. But Hills! has it locked up.
Posted by: RWC-


Personally? I would. Just to add one more number to Bern's pile so he can see just how bad he gets screwed delegate wise.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 10:38 AM (tBimT)

161 Bunch of crumby bread puns.



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 25, 2016 10:38 AM (r9tFS)

162 If we could get mandated virgin deflowering every vernal equinox then I'm totally on board.

Scratch Connie Swail off the tribute list.

Posted by: Joe Friday at February 25, 2016 10:38 AM (GgxVX)

163
If I were a Floridoid, I'd want my money back.

Believe me, I do.

And my vote for him, too. If he can't stand up to the DC Mafia, how can he stand up to Putin?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 25, 2016 10:38 AM (LUgeY)

164 Left me kinda flat.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 10:34 AM (tBimT)

---

Yah know.... you are kind of a PITA.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 10:38 AM (8XRCm)

165 or old and moldy puns

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 10:39 AM (L1+sh)

166 ...hyperbolic rhetoric reached a new height this week with

===

Its going to get truly unhinged very shortly. Scorched earth from the GOPe. Note also how they're multiplying the debates...

Posted by: Bigby's Gripping Hand at February 25, 2016 10:39 AM (3ZtZW)

167 Hillary's support in VA appears to to be diminishing. That "one law for you and no law can touch me" thing may not resonate too well with federal worker bees.

Posted by: mrp at February 25, 2016 10:39 AM (JBggj)

168
Finally realized one day our "betters" don't know jack squat more than I do.
Posted by: Blano at February 25, 2016 10:32 AM (sdPF/)


They cannot concede that they might be wrong about something or that they might not know everything about something.

My purported "betters" on Facebook are constantly posting links to articles in the NYT / The Nation / Atlantic and every other leftist shitsheet because we in the great unwashed need to bathe in the untrammeled wisdom of their leading lights.

Yeah, ain't happening...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 25, 2016 10:39 AM (BK3ZS)

169 I knead to stop loafing around.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 25, 2016 10:40 AM (/D5Lf)

170 the elites need a slice of reality

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 10:40 AM (L1+sh)

171 I got the feeling, pretty soon, we're all going to be seeing Risen II from front row seats.

Promise? I've been waiting for that show for years...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 25, 2016 10:40 AM (9krrF)

172 or old and moldy puns

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 10:39 AM


I think they're Wonder-ful.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 25, 2016 10:40 AM (D+xyy)

173 I don't advocate Mitt's way of going about this weird announcement that hints at stuff; however, it's interesting that after the last election he was proven right about most of the points he made. He has been given a lot of "I told you so" moments the way things played out. I just wonder....

Posted by: gapoz at February 25, 2016 10:40 AM (thyJJ)

174 167 Hillary's support in VA appears to to be diminishing. That "one law for you and no law can touch me" thing may not resonate too well with federal worker bees.


Northern VA will carry her.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 25, 2016 10:40 AM (r9tFS)

175
As for Anngasms, I'm-a stay out of all that.

We could have a Civil Wargasm. . .

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 25, 2016 10:40 AM (X6fMO)

176 Nice art rdbrewer, nice to see realism wasn't left behind in the 17th century. This would be a great print to have.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 25, 2016 10:41 AM (UnJ7w)

177 Such rye humor around here.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 25, 2016 10:41 AM (9krrF)

178 Personally? I would. Just to add one more number to Bern's pile so he can see just how bad he gets screwed delegate wise.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 10:38 AM (tBimT)

Great point.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 25, 2016 10:41 AM (/D5Lf)

179 bagel me this, coulter or perino?

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 10:41 AM (L1+sh)

180 Dont forget the Space X launch around 3 ish.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 25, 2016 10:41 AM (iQIUe)

181 Left me kinda flat.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 10:34 AM (tBimT)

----

... I read about them in the Rolling Scones.

1. Im from the Yeast Coast.
2. She was really upper crust.
3. Really Crumby puns...
4. Youre light in the loafers
5. DERRINGER!!!

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 10:42 AM (8XRCm)

182 GoK,

Going out on a limb here, that is you?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 25, 2016 10:42 AM (WVsWD)

183 I knead to stop loafing around.

Tired of all the floury speeches?

Posted by: Joe Friday at February 25, 2016 10:42 AM (GgxVX)

184 Bandersnatch @ 51 - There's A Hair In My Dirt!
That is one of Mrs. E's favorites! That one and Eric The Wild Car.

Posted by: Eromero at February 25, 2016 10:42 AM (zLDYs)

185 Yay! I caught a MUMR post before it gets banhammered.

Posted by: Blano at February 25, 2016 10:42 AM (sdPF/)

186 Really doughnut feel like working

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 25, 2016 10:43 AM (/D5Lf)

187 A five dollar donation to the first person that can make a pun out of "pumpernickel".

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 25, 2016 10:43 AM (WVsWD)

188
bagel me this, coulter or perino?

No contest: Perino.

I denounce myself since Jasper is prolly lurking.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 25, 2016 10:43 AM (LUgeY)

189 The WH yesterday was alarming everyone that robots would soon take over manufacturing and service jobs.

I guess we could build robot factories.

Oh, kid picked her engineering major - it's gonna be Electrical.
She was picking between that and Computer engineering but she doesn't program. I'm thinking she'll do well in EE because she's mathy and can get engrossed in detail oriented work and is also introverted.

Just worried that EE field is not growing?

Posted by: @votermom at February 25, 2016 10:43 AM (cbfNE)

190 She was bred in Old Kentucky, but she's just a crumb up here.

Posted by: Curly Howard at February 25, 2016 10:43 AM (X6fMO)

191 MUMR is a bit crepe-y

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 25, 2016 10:43 AM (/D5Lf)

192
Look at the flour Lizzy. Look at the flour.

~ The Walking Bread.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 10:43 AM (8XRCm)

193 179 bagel me this, coulter or perino?


Perino in a walk. Can't stand her GOPe politics but I'd roger her roundly.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 25, 2016 10:43 AM (r9tFS)

194 149 I live in VA with an open primary. GOP race appears decided. Should I vote for Sanders, or do you think he'll be KO'd in SC this weekend?
Posted by: Crrr6 (hotair refugee) at February 25, 2016 10:35 AM (Vqcn4)

__

The longer he stays in the race the more money he spends that would otherwise be spent by Hillary in the general. So if you can do your part to keep his campaign going....do it.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 25, 2016 10:43 AM (0LHZx)

195
A five dollar donation to the first person that can make a pun out of "pumpernickel".


Offering price for MUMRs mom?

Posted by: Curly Howard at February 25, 2016 10:44 AM (X6fMO)

196 MUMR is a bit crepe-y
Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 25, 2016 10:43 AM (/D5Lf)

----

Eggs-scuse me??? I thought we were doing bread puns.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 10:44 AM (8XRCm)

197 Coulter supports Christie- stupid bitch never was any good

Coulter supports Trump- she understands what is needed . Smart lady.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 25, 2016 10:44 AM (dwNYN)

198 Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our typos,
As we forgive those that typo against us.
Amen.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 10:44 AM (tBimT)

199 Backwards i think if i were a guy, i'd think the same.
although someof you seem a little light in the loaf-ers.

(lol i don't even know if tht made sense, but i tried one last shot)

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 10:45 AM (L1+sh)

200
Just worried that EE field is not growing?
Posted by: @votermom at February 25, 2016 10:43 AM (cbfNE)


There will be plenty for EEs to do after Iran EMPs our ass.

Thanks, Barky!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 25, 2016 10:45 AM (BK3ZS)

201 No contest: Perino.

I denounce myself since Jasper is prolly lurking.



Crap. I keep forgetting.

Should we put pants on?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2016 10:45 AM (1xUj/)

202 I'm not a nickelf*cker, I want to pumpher nickel.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 25, 2016 10:45 AM (MIKMs)

203 The WH yesterday was alarming everyone that robots would soon take over manufacturing and service jobs.

____

If I have to pay a burger flipper $15/hr plus health insurance and vacation pay, you're damn right I'll be looking at a robot to replace him.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 25, 2016 10:45 AM (0LHZx)

204 192
Look at the flour Lizzy. Look at the flour.

~ The Walking Bread.




Golf clap.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 10:45 AM (tBimT)

205 187 A five dollar donation to the first person that can make a pun out of "pumpernickel".

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 25, 2016 10:43 AM (WVsWD)

Pump her? I don't even know her.

Posted by: Nickel at February 25, 2016 10:45 AM (/D5Lf)

206 I hate all these stupid buns.

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 10:46 AM (qUNWi)

207 MUMR is a bit crepe-y
Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 25, 2016 10:43 AM (/D5Lf)

On the ONT last night he allegedly said something funny, but as usual I missed it.

Posted by: Blano at February 25, 2016 10:46 AM (NHQQx)

208 I had a dream like that bike vid in the sidebar. I called it a nightmare.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 25, 2016 10:46 AM (Nwg0u)

209
MUMR is burning through caps like they are going out of style.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 25, 2016 10:46 AM (BK3ZS)

210 Hi Dana.

You're so purty.

::blushes::

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 10:47 AM (qUNWi)

211 I was thinking the same thing Max. She's been all over the map in picking favorites. Although, this is the same woman who fucked Bill Maher so I don't take anything she says seriously.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 25, 2016 10:47 AM (UnJ7w)

212 I hate all these stupid buns.

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 10:46 AM


You're more into roll-playing?

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 25, 2016 10:47 AM (D+xyy)

213 i hope we don't run into a caps shortage.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 10:47 AM (L1+sh)

214
Dont forget the Space X launch around 3 ish.

6:46 FL time, 90 minute window.

I saw the last ascent and descent from Casa Backwardio. Awesome didn't begin to describe it.

This one should be just as good.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 25, 2016 10:47 AM (LUgeY)

215 Oh, kid picked her engineering major - it's gonna be Electrical.

She was picking between that and Computer engineering but she
doesn't program. I'm thinking she'll do well in EE because she's mathy
and can get engrossed in detail oriented work and is also introverted.



Just worried that EE field is not growing?

Posted by: @votermom at February 25, 2016 10:43 AM (cbfNE)
__________
Mine picked Civil. I have the same fears.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 25, 2016 10:47 AM (MIKMs)

216 Going out on a limb here, that is you?
Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 25, 2016 10:42 AM (WVsWD)

I wish. That's Tom Brady.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 10:47 AM (xuouz)

217 I never got to the part how a non-producing economy is sustainable; how a service economy is supposed to create wealth.


Posted by: RoyalOil at February 25, 2016 10:19 AM (fQ/0p)

______

Would your rather be a Google engineer or working on an assembly line making socks? The former is a "service" job, the latter is a "manufacturing" job.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 25, 2016 10:47 AM (0LHZx)

218 Pump 'er? I ahdly know 'er!

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 10:48 AM (xuouz)

219 the buns keep rolling out

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 10:48 AM (L1+sh)

220 MUMR is burning through caps like they are going out of style.




Quick! Hide your &&&&&&&&&&&&&!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 10:48 AM (tBimT)

221 I had a nightmare about too much salt in the bread.


Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 10:48 AM (qUNWi)

222 What in the world would cause a person to behave like MUMR? Is Cheetos dust really that dangerous?

Posted by: no good deed at February 25, 2016 10:48 AM (GgxVX)

223 Coulter sidebar piece is outstanding.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 25, 2016 10:48 AM (LA7Cm)

224 "That's it for the Other Bun" - The Grateful Bread

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 25, 2016 10:48 AM (r9tFS)

225 I don' know muffin' 'bout no bread puns.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 25, 2016 10:48 AM (Dttnn)

226 I'LL CAP YOUR ASS.
Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE MARCO RUBIO at February 25, 2016 10:48 AM (XzRw1)

----

OK... that was mildly humorous.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 10:49 AM (8XRCm)

227 Surprised the Trump brigade didn't call her Mann Coulter for that heresy.

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 25, 2016 10:49 AM (1RQsP)

228 I love Ann and feel fine disagreeing with her without hating her.

She loves Trump. Cool, me too.

Her dream ticket is Trump/Romney. Ok whatever Ann.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 10:49 AM (xuouz)

229


Hey, about the sudden social media banning of conservatives from platforms like Twitter and Facebook and the alteration of searches on Google


I dont think its just the feminists. There is a reason the tech companies hired them in the first place

Last Oct, 2015 Obama asked for tech companies help in welcoming Syrian refugees

Last Dec, 2015, Obama asked for tech companies help to fight ISIS


He flies out there all the time to demand they do this and that. And the same libs defending Apple from the administration should be just as concerned about this sudden and widespread silencing of conservative voices on social media. It is not coincidence


Do you have any doubt Obama asked silicon valley giants to monitor and silence conservative voices

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 10:49 AM (zOTsN)

230 You're more into roll-playing?

no what? no!

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 10:49 AM (qUNWi)

231 223 Coulter sidebar piece is outstanding.

Having eviscerated the Republican Strategist Industry scam, she should follow up with the Republican Super PAC scam.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 25, 2016 10:50 AM (r9tFS)

232 mildly amusing but very cheesy buns.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 10:50 AM (L1+sh)

233 When Mario was on O'Reilly he kept stating that after securing the border yada,yada, yads, he sdaid he'd let the people decide the next step on immigration.

So if the majority of the assholes in congress want amnesty, he'll claim that's what the American people want, amiright?

Posted by: Joanne at February 25, 2016 10:50 AM (hgBpU)

234
Lots of Dindu Muffins around here this morning.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 25, 2016 10:50 AM (BK3ZS)

235 We cannot afford a cap gap! - General Buck Turdigson

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 25, 2016 10:51 AM (rkCLP)

236 Dammit. MUMR always gets deleted before I know what he (it?) said.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 25, 2016 10:51 AM (r9tFS)

237 Trump/Romney????????

lulz

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 10:51 AM (qUNWi)

238 Coulter makes her money by being controversial. For a while she was controversial by saying shit lefties hated. But after a while people get bored hearing the same thing from her. So she decided her new "controversial" would be embracing RINOs like Romney and Christie. This is the same woman who dated Bill Maher, so don't take what she says too seriously. She's an entertainer.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 25, 2016 10:51 AM (0LHZx)

239 Her dream ticket is Trump/Romney.

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Billionaire / Millionaire ?

Posted by: @votermom at February 25, 2016 10:52 AM (cbfNE)

240 Trump/Romney????????

lulz
Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 10:51 AM (qUNWi)

ooh that would be funny, and Reid can be their speaker!

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 10:52 AM (L1+sh)

241 We can definitely afford a pun gap.

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 10:52 AM (qUNWi)

242 Polls update:

Floridia Republican Quinnipiac Trump +16

Trump 44
Rubio 28
Cruz 12



Dondi done died.
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Cruz looks to win his home state; but has to share with Trump. Rubio will get 0 delegates from TX since he won't break 20%.

Rubio has no chance of winning his home state and even second place will get him 0 delegates from FL.

How is the guy that will get 0 delegates from TX and FL supposed to win the nomination?

He is not.
He cannot.
And anyone saying he can is lying.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 25, 2016 10:52 AM (fQ/0p)

243


Dont you think Obama asked them to monitor and silence conservative voices in the run up to the election?

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 10:52 AM (zOTsN)

244 mildly amusing but very cheesy buns.



Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 10:52 AM (tBimT)

245 This is the same woman who dated Bill Maher, so don't take what she says too seriously. She's an entertainer.


yup

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 10:53 AM (qUNWi)

246 Last Oct, 2015 Obama asked for tech companies help in welcoming Syrian refugees

Last Dec, 2015, Obama asked for tech companies help to fight ISIS


He flies out there all the time to demand they do this and that. And the same libs defending Apple from the administration should be just as concerned about this sudden and widespread silencing of conservative voices on social media. It is not coincidence


Do you have any doubt Obama asked silicon valley giants to monitor and silence conservative voices
Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 10:49 AM (zOTsN)


_____

Salesforce.com ran Obama's 2012 digital re-election campaign.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 25, 2016 10:53 AM (0LHZx)

247 Sometimes I wish we had a "best of MUMR" list.
Sometimes it's hilarious.

Posted by: @votermom at February 25, 2016 10:53 AM (cbfNE)

248 "How is the guy that will get 0 delegates from TX and FL supposed to win the nomination?"

It's not an election, it's an appointment.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 25, 2016 10:53 AM (Dttnn)

249 Absolute funny
Karl Rove m on FAUXNEWS AKA TEAM RUBIO taking the TRUMP dildo up his Keester and trying to explain there is still HOPE for Mittens//
If anything it is fun watching Donald Trump dilating all those establishment sphincters...

Posted by: Funny Bones at February 25, 2016 10:53 AM (hforh)

250 I am curious about all the Ann Coulter hate. Why?

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We hate everybody.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 25, 2016 10:54 AM (Nwg0u)

251 By the way, in the last two days I've had a revelation.

I love Donald Trump and I'm 100% onboard.

I've been making a lot of noise about the cultural aspect of his candidacy. I think that's really important. But what it really is is the economy. This election is about the economy.

He might not be qualified from a social media or WSJ op-ed or intersectionalist speech code or conservative purity test perspective, but economically?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rksd80-FCAw
This presentation was made without notes.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 10:54 AM (xuouz)

252 ThunderB , They do seem to use everything available to them to shut us up. as irs, osha, epa, etc.

unfortunately much of the gop didn't seem to care so much

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 10:54 AM (L1+sh)

253
And todays mp3 listening play list....



*It Dont Batter To ME

*Down On My Kneads

*Baby Im a Warm Ya

*Everything I Brown

*Ill Frost Without Your Love

*I Want To Bake it With You


Listening to "Bread" today.


Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 10:55 AM (8XRCm)

254 nice fixerupper!

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 10:55 AM (L1+sh)

255 Russ Douthat "joked" about an assination attempt ruining Trump's campaign.
http://tinyurl.com/gp4thz8
Caution: this goes to InfoWars.

Unhinged thought from Douthat, for sure.
He thinks Hillary would be a better choice than teh Donald.

As a Cruz supporter, I thought about this.
My conclusion is that if either Trump or Cruz were elected and tried any of the crap that Obama routinely does, either one of them would be cheerfully impeached immediately.

Posted by: jwb7605 at February 25, 2016 10:55 AM (DofIg)

256 I really hope this doesn't devolve into (hot) Cross-buns vs. Long Loaves again...

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at February 25, 2016 10:55 AM (kXzR8)

257 Pumpernickel? Ok, where's her nickel?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 25, 2016 10:55 AM (kTF2Z)

258 247 Sometimes I wish we had a "best of MUMR" list.
Sometimes it's hilarious.
Posted by: @votermom at February 25, 2016 10:53 AM (cbfNE)




"I braid my pubes because, pretty".
Best one I ever saw. Liked to wrecked my truck from laughing.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 10:56 AM (tBimT)

259 Mine picked Civil. I have the same fears.
Posted by: mustbequantum at February 25, 2016 10:47 AM (MIKMs)

At least civil can't be outsourced.

My kid is the indoors type though.

Posted by: @votermom at February 25, 2016 10:56 AM (cbfNE)

260 Question here are, we still against amnesty? I had a debate with a fellow moron over amnesty and he said amnesty didn't bother him as much as having a strong interior security. Anyone else feel this way? I thought the whole immigration fight was to stop amnesty. Mario supported/supported amnesty. Trump wants amnesty for the "good one's" and Cruz something, something h1 Visa's. I thought this was a pretty universal sentiment in no amnesty, kick the illegals out. I guess I was wrong.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 25, 2016 10:56 AM (UnJ7w)

261 No amnesty. Period.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 25, 2016 10:57 AM (rkCLP)

262 When I heard Mary Matalin and Wormtongue were married I realized it was all a dog and pony show.

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 10:57 AM (qUNWi)

263 248 "How is the guy that will get 0 delegates from TX and FL supposed to win the nomination?"

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 25, 2016 10:53 AM (Dttnn)

____

Same way Hillary has won about 50% of the vote so far and yet has 80% of delegates.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 25, 2016 10:57 AM (0LHZx)

264 Liked to wrecked my truck from laughing.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 10:56 AM (tBimT)

You drive and post? They don't call us Morons for nuthin'.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 25, 2016 10:57 AM (UnJ7w)

265
In fact, Obama met with silicon valley execs on Jan 7, right before the purge began. Leadership from the Obama administration flew to silicon valley on Jan 7, 2016 to seek their help in the war on terror allegedly. Executives from You Tube, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, and Linkedin attended. Tim Cook from Apple also attended.


that meeting was Jan 7th, 2016


Milo lost his twitter badge on Jan 12, 2016

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 10:58 AM (zOTsN)

266 My thought is, the only reason for Rubio to stay in this race is to try and force the eventual winner to take a softer position on amnesty.

Kinda of a "look how long our guy stayed in--you have to listen to him" desperation whine.

After his "wins" in NH, SC and NV--where he has less delegates than Cruz--it's over: His only chance was to actually win and actually build an actual lead in the Super Tuesday races.

Instead, he's falling and Trump appears to be gaining both his and Cruz' voters.


Posted by: RoyalOil at February 25, 2016 10:58 AM (fQ/0p)

267 You drive and post? They don't call us Morons for nuthin'.




Mainly at red lights.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 10:58 AM (tBimT)

268 I seriously believe the whole thing burns to the ground at the convention. Night of the long knives. They will put us in our place.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 25, 2016 10:58 AM (rkCLP)

269 is a biscuit an analogy to a behind and everyone knew that but me?

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 10:58 AM (L1+sh)

270 Man, that photo is so new, I can still smell the hypo.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 25, 2016 10:59 AM (afR/C)

271
269 is a biscuit an analogy to a behind and everyone knew that but me?
Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 10:58 AM (L1+sh)


Annnnnnnnnd, close the thread!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 25, 2016 10:59 AM (BK3ZS)

272 Alabama, i think both parties are trying to trip up the peoples choice.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 11:00 AM (L1+sh)

273 Mmmm, biscuits and gravy.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 25, 2016 11:00 AM (rkCLP)

274 No amnesty. It's a slap in the face of rule of law and the people who jump through the hoops to become citizens.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 25, 2016 11:00 AM (RD7QR)

275 268 I seriously believe the whole thing burns to the ground at the convention. Night of the long knives. They will put us in our place.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 25, 2016 10:58 AM (rkCLP)

And that would indeed kill the party.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 25, 2016 11:01 AM (RD7QR)

276

Obama leadership meet with Facebook and Twitter and then FIVE DAYS LATER Milo loses his twitter badge and the purge is on

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 11:01 AM (zOTsN)

277
No amnesty. A heaping helping of deportations, self or otherwise, would be nice along with a cutoff of all federal monies to "sanctuary cities" and their ilk.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 25, 2016 11:02 AM (BK3ZS)

278 I never got to the part how a non-producing economy is sustainable; how a service economy is supposed to create wealth.





Posted by: RoyalOil at February 25, 2016 10:19 AM (fQ/0p)



______



Would your rather be a Google engineer or working on an assembly
line making socks? The former is a "service" job, the latter is a
"manufacturing" job.
=======
And what do the some 99% of able-bodied adults who lack the skills and intelligence to be a Google engineer, what do they do for a living? Weave dreams of being a Google engineer to sell on the internet?

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 25, 2016 11:02 AM (fQ/0p)

279
Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 11:00 AM (L1+sh)

Agree. I honestly believe we're reaching or are at the precipice where they do something so agregious that there is no longer a question of sides.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 25, 2016 11:02 AM (rkCLP)

280 No amnesty. It's a slap in the face of rule of law and the people who jump through the hoops to become citizens.




This!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 11:02 AM (tBimT)

281 Listening to "Bread" today.
Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 10:55 AM


I suppose you'll be listening to the "Oven Spoonful" next.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 25, 2016 11:02 AM (D+xyy)

282 Obama leadership meet with Facebook and Twitter and then FIVE DAYS LATER Milo loses his twitter badge and the purge is on
Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 11:01 AM (zOTsN)

----

Fascists among us...

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 11:03 AM (8XRCm)

283 >>>>>You can still get the illness even if you have been vaccinated.
Posted by: Cough Cough Cough Cough at February 25, 2016 10:13 AM (LyiQq)
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-
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What? Dang it, I got immunized specifically to avoid it!

Posted by: Emmie at February 25, 2016 11:03 AM (ezXrF)

284 And he's hysterical. Reaction to Mitt re:tax returns:
"Lightweight losing candidate Mitt Romney asks about my tax returns. I have a store that is worth more than him."

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 11:03 AM (xuouz)

285 Obama leadership meet with Facebook and Twitter and then FIVE DAYS LATER Milo loses his twitter badge and the purge is on
Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 11:01 AM (zOTsN)

wow i hadn't known that. who met with whom? do we have names?

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 11:03 AM (L1+sh)

286 I would have no difficulty at all in believing the Obama administration worked to silence conservative voices.

Too bad he can't be impeached because he's so special.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2016 11:03 AM (8PaGh)

287

If we had a free press they should be interested in that "coincidence". Obama meets with exes and then five days later the right-o-sphere begins to disappear

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 11:03 AM (zOTsN)

288 275 268 I seriously believe the whole thing burns to the ground at the convention. Night of the long knives. They will put us in our place.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 25, 2016 10:58 AM (rkCLP)

And that would indeed kill the party.



Which is what is wanted.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 11:04 AM (tBimT)

289 Question here are, we still against amnesty?

===

Who the fk knows. Everyone was for making the W tax cuts permanent and now the line is everybody has to have skin in the game so lets fkn raise some taxes dammit. Just the typical whiplash BS.

Posted by: Bigby's Gripping Hand at February 25, 2016 11:04 AM (3ZtZW)

290 After these puns, I knead something to heel my pain.

Posted by: db at February 25, 2016 11:04 AM (Wozau)

291
is a biscuit an analogy to a behind and everyone knew that but me?
Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 10:58 AM (L1+sh)



Willow, you're a doll. Thanks for the first laugh I've had today.

Tea time. BBL.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 25, 2016 11:04 AM (X6fMO)

292 Long past due for a march on Washington by millions

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2016 11:04 AM (8PaGh)

293 >>>>>269
is a biscuit an analogy to a behind and everyone knew that but me?

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 10:58 AM (L1+sh)
---*sits with Willow*

Posted by: Emmie at February 25, 2016 11:04 AM (ezXrF)

294 Texas will be very close even though Cruz is the favorite son.

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at February 25, 2016 11:04 AM (QPdNE)

295 I know I should know but who is Milo?

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 11:05 AM (qUNWi)

296 ThunderB , They do seem to use everything available to them to shut us up. as irs, osha, epa, etc.

unfortunately much of the gop didn't seem to care so much

Posted by: willow


Five gets you ten the GOPe were in on it.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 25, 2016 11:05 AM (9krrF)

297 Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 10:55 AM (8XRCm)

I just gave ISIS your address, you monster.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 25, 2016 11:05 AM (659DL)

298 Long past due for a march on Washington by millions

Next one will probably be with rifles.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 25, 2016 11:06 AM (9krrF)

299 Emmie, whew! sheesh i never know if it's me having a breakdown that things don't connect, or i've always had brain drain.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 11:06 AM (L1+sh)

300 >>Do you have any doubt Obama asked silicon valley giants to monitor and silence conservative voices?


No doubt whatsoever.
Tech companies are being staffed by Obama people (eexecs, like Jay Carney at Amazon, Dan Pfeiffer at GoFundMe, Plouffe at Uber), and then going (more) political.

Who knows what the quid pro quo is --- maybe tax breaks, government contracts? --- but I' am certain that this is done in coordination with Obama.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2016 11:06 AM (NOIQH)

301 And he's hysterical. Reaction to Mitt re:tax returns:
"Lightweight losing candidate Mitt Romney asks about my tax returns. I have a store that is worth more than him."


Say this about him: he fights.

I'm still laughing.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 25, 2016 11:06 AM (eytER)

302 I guess if the monied establishment keeps filling Rubes coffers even after his third (first) place finishes, you'll know what's afoot (long).

Hey, I found a place for a bread reference. Lol

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 25, 2016 11:06 AM (rkCLP)

303 Much of the national security leadership of the Obama administration is flying to California to seek tech firms help in figuring out how to thwart terrorists who use the Internet to recruit and radicalize people and to plan attacks, according to U.S. officials.

Among those set to attend a meeting Friday with Silicon Valley top executives are Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, FBI Director James B. Comey, Obama counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco, Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr., National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers and DeputySecretary of State Anthony J. Blinken.

Companies planning to send senior executives include YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and LinkedIn. Apple chief executive Tim Cook is also expected to participate.


from the WaPo


remeber this administrations says the biggest terrorist threat is from the RIGHT

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 11:06 AM (zOTsN)

304 If Trump doesn't outright win Ohio and Florida I don't think he'll get the nomination and here's why.

First let me qualify this by saying I'm not wearing my Cruz hat when telling you this. I'm wearing my Paranoid/I Don't Trust Reince Pubis RNC hat. I'm not going to go over the actual math, but say Trump doesn't win those 2 states and Trump, Cruz, and Rubio split delegates with Trump with a plurality of the votes.

What is to stop the RNC from having delegates who voted for bush, carson, and kasich recasting their votes for Mario? Point is, what if the RNC made a deal with Mario promising him more delegates at the Convention if he does his part and keeps it relatively close? I know this would split the party completely. I just don't see the Establishment letting Trump, or by some miracle Cruz, walk away with this. Anyone else feel this way?

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 25, 2016 11:06 AM (UnJ7w)

305 Everyone was for making the W tax cuts permanent and now the line is everybody has to have skin in the game so lets fkn raise some taxes dammit.




You don't have to raise taxes to have skin in the game.
If you pay, fine.
If you don't, that's fine too. But no bitching.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 11:07 AM (tBimT)

306 >>19
So, this is your last view from the shallow grave when you're not quite dead.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2016 09:51 AM (1xUj/)<<

Just before Joe Pesci throws a shovel full of dirt on your face.

Posted by: Sphynx at February 25, 2016 11:07 AM (OZmbA)

307 Five gets you ten the GOPe were in on it.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 25, 2016 11:05 AM (9krrF)
_______
^^^THIS^^^

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 25, 2016 11:07 AM (MIKMs)

308
No doubt whatsoever.
Tech companies are being staffed by Obama people (eexecs, like Jay Carney at Amazon, Dan Pfeiffer at GoFundMe, Plouffe at Uber), and then going (more) political.


"Shall make no law"--apparently they can make lots of "side deals" with "public-private partnerships".

Methinks the language needs revision. Also, a certain tree is ready for watering.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 25, 2016 11:07 AM (9krrF)

309 292 Long past due for a march on Washington by millions
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2016 11:04 AM (8PaGh)

Yep. either DC or the conventions.
It will make for a nice MoMe though?

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at February 25, 2016 11:07 AM (kXzR8)

310 ThunderBird gonna add that to my post

Posted by: @votermom at February 25, 2016 11:08 AM (cbfNE)

311 ThunderB , They do seem to use everything available to them to shut us up. as irs, osha, epa, etc.

unfortunately much of the gop didn't seem to care so much

Posted by: willow

Five gets you ten the GOPe were in on it.
Posted by: Brother Cavil



Sucker bet. No deal.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 11:08 AM (tBimT)

312 Long past due for a march on Washington by millions

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2016 11:04 AM


Unfortunately, I don't think the Power Elites would pay much attention to that.

The Tea Partyites and the Million Mon March accomplished nothing, except participants enjoyed nice days out in the sunshine.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 25, 2016 11:08 AM (D+xyy)

313
Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos. Anti-feminist, anti-Gamergate, gay, witty. A leftist's worse nightmare, so SHUT UP!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 25, 2016 11:08 AM (BK3ZS)

314 That meeting was on Jan 7. Twitter banned Milo on Jan 12, 5 days later

the meeting was about terrorism

but recall that this administration says the biggest terrorist threat comes form the right

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 11:09 AM (zOTsN)

315 I know I should know but who is Milo?
Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 11:05 AM (qUNWi)

The biggest asshole on the internet.

But he's OUR asshole. We have to cover him!

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 11:09 AM (xuouz)

316 Same way Hillary has won about 50% of the vote so far and yet has 80% of delegates.
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Don't get caught up in that conspiracy.

The GOP doesn't have near the un-pledged delegates the Dems have; they don't have a chance of affecting the outcome.

And Hillary only has about 50% of the total un-pledged right now saying they'll support her--it's a front-loaded scam to try and astroturf support.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 25, 2016 11:09 AM (fQ/0p)

317 I know I should know but who is Milo?

British dude, writes for Bretibart and was on the right side of Gamer Gate -- NOT a fan of the feminazis.

He's also gay which makes it even better.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 25, 2016 11:09 AM (659DL)

318 Five gets you ten the GOPe were in on it.

Hah....excellent point.

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 11:09 AM (qUNWi)

319 throws boxers and briefs at Milo.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 11:09 AM (L1+sh)

320 Question here are, we still against amnesty? I had a debate with a fellow moron over amnesty and he said amnesty didn't bother him as much as having a strong interior security. Anyone else feel this way? I thought the whole immigration fight was to stop amnesty. Mario supported/supported amnesty. Trump wants amnesty for the "good one's" and Cruz something, something h1 Visa's. I thought this was a pretty universal sentiment in no amnesty, kick the illegals out. I guess I was wrong.

Define "amnesty." I, for both practical and humanitarian reasons, would like to see some sort of carrot to go with the stick, some sort of way that a decent, hardworking, otherwise-law-abiding illegal (yes, they do exist - I know some) can become legalize their situation after a demonstration of good faith and behavior. That might mean nothing more than needing to go back home and reapply for a green card, and certainly should not mean citizenship or a blanket pardon...

I think that it will be a lot easier to get compliance with the law if we offer a bit of hope for those that want to live here and are willing to comply with our laws and assimilate. Otherwise there are going to be a lot of very desperate people.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 25, 2016 11:09 AM (bZ7mE)

321 What is to stop the RNC from having delegates who voted for bush, carson, and kasich recasting their votes for Mario? Point is, what if the RNC made a deal with Mario promising him more delegates at the Convention if he does his part and keeps it relatively close? I know this would split the party completely. I just don't see the Establishment letting Trump, or by some miracle Cruz, walk away with this. Anyone else feel this way?

I've been counting on it the whole time.

When asked why I think Trump can destroy the GOPe and how, this is what I point to--he won't have to lift a finger. They'll do it to themselves by doing something this suicidally stupid. Nobody will ever trust the GOP again if this happens. And that's the death of any brand.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 25, 2016 11:10 AM (9krrF)

322 As someone trained in science who creates cabochons from rocks and minerals, it is a supreme irony that some of the best on-line sources of information regarding rocks and minerals and identifying and finding them are sites focused on the "healing powers" of said rocks and minerals. Moonbat country, IOW.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 25, 2016 10:14 AM (BK3ZS)


Well, to be fair, some minerals do indeed have healing powers. If you had acid indigestion, you could take a crystal of Iceland Spar, smash it to powder, and take it with water. Problem solved.


But I don't think the moonbats think it works that way...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 25, 2016 11:10 AM (afR/C)

323 So, we're going to have a narcissist with orange hair and white eyelids, and an old hag that used to live in the whitehouse with a horn dog, as presidential candidates? I don't know if I can make it to the polls for that.

Posted by: Sphynx at February 25, 2016 11:10 AM (OZmbA)

324 So, Mr, Scribbler-Our only hope is the secular messiah, Donald Trump?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2016 11:10 AM (8PaGh)

325 After the Rubio coronation, I expect the Fuck The GOP faction to grow exponentially.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 25, 2016 11:10 AM (Dttnn)

326 notice the WaPo language

they never say ISIS or ME terrorists

just people who "radicalize" others

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 11:10 AM (zOTsN)

327 When asked why I think Trump can destroy the GOPe and how, this is what I point to--he won't have to lift a finger. They'll do it to themselves by doing something this suicidally stupid. Nobody will ever trust the GOP again if this happens. And that's the death of any brand.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 25, 2016 11:10 AM (9krrF)

If they do this and he runs third party, that third party could win.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 11:10 AM (xuouz)

328
Next one will probably be with rifles.

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Stupidest move evar.

Posted by: Bigby's Gripping Hand at February 25, 2016 11:11 AM (3ZtZW)

329
Would your rather be a Google engineer or working on an assembly line making socks? The former is a "service" job, the latter is a "manufacturing" job.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 25, 2016 10:47 AM (0LHZx)

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

It's not either/or.

Not everyone is qualified to be a Google engineer.

The question is do you want somebody making socks or sitting on public assistance?

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 25, 2016 11:11 AM (LXJ1e)

330 The Tea Partyites and the Million Mon March




Srsly? A million Jamaicans marched on Washington?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 11:11 AM (tBimT)

331 And he's hysterical. Reaction to Mitt re:tax returns:

"Lightweight losing candidate Mitt Romney asks about my tax returns. I have a store that is worth more than him."



Say this about him: he fights.



I'm still laughing.
========
That's why Trump is winning.

The comeback, the burn--that's all pure cultural appeal that goes right over the heads of the elite.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 25, 2016 11:11 AM (fQ/0p)

332 >>>>>299
Emmie, whew! sheesh i never know if it's me having a breakdown that things don't connect, or i've always had brain drain.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 11:06 AM (L1+sh)
----Slang is hard to keep up with.-
My husband's band plays Cherry Pie, which I always enjoyed for the harmonies. Took me about 15 years to realize what the song was about, even though my husband introduces it thus: "Here's a song about dessert."

Posted by: Emmie at February 25, 2016 11:11 AM (ezXrF)

333 Drudge has a link to the Washington Post article about the "secret hunting society" Scalia may have belonged.

At the end of the article is a link to the actual sheriff's report. What all the news media have neglected to tell everyone is that US Marshall's and Border Patrol came to the ranch to observe Scalia's death scene and the FBI was notified by the marshall's and declined to get involved based on the other Federal LEO"s observations.

http://tinyurl.com/jcawfk9

Posted by: Jen the original at February 25, 2016 11:12 AM (6XqFC)

334 I suppose you'll be listening to the "Oven Spoonful" next.


Hot buns, summer in the city
Rack the soft dough and knead the gritty
Throw down, isn't it a pity
Can't get decent yeast in the city

All round people looking for bread
Wood fired ovens hotter than a matchhead

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2016 11:12 AM (1xUj/)

335 to be fair they say ISIS later in the article

but I have zero doubt silicon valley is doing this at the request of the administration

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 11:12 AM (zOTsN)

336 throws boxers and briefs at Milo.


willow...no what?

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 11:12 AM (qUNWi)

337
Long past due for a march on Washington by millions

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2016 11:04 AM

Unfortunately, I don't think the Power Elites would pay much attention to that.


Unlike the Tea Party rallies of '09 and '10, I doubt very much that a single member of Congress would come out to address the crowd. So we know who are our enemies.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 25, 2016 11:13 AM (BK3ZS)

338 So, Mr, Scribbler-Our only hope is the secular messiah, Donald Trump?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2016 11:10 AM (8PaGh)

Yes.

War makes for strange bedfellows.

And choosing not to fight and claiming that makes you not at war, that's for lefties. And you know it.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 11:13 AM (xuouz)

339 Man it's difficult to keep my word about not directing any further criticism at Trump. He's baiting me on purpose I just know it.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 25, 2016 11:13 AM (dwNYN)

340 Define "amnesty." I, for both practical and humanitarian reasons, would like to see some sort of carrot to go with the stick,



I would love to see the fvckin' stick for a change.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 11:13 AM (tBimT)

341 I think one of the bigger ********** on the internet may be the Savage guy who is a virulent gay leftist. It would be interesting to have he and Milo have a debate.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2016 11:13 AM (8PaGh)

342
But I don't think the moonbats think it works that way...
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 25, 2016 11:10 AM (afR/C)

wear pretty earrings and mind over matter meiosis occurs

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 11:13 AM (L1+sh)

343 So, this election comes down to a socialist, the clinton crime family or a clown show. But I repeat myself.

Maybe we should just settle for dueling pistols at dawn.

Posted by: Infidel at February 25, 2016 11:15 AM (tjkQB)

344 So, Mr, Scribbler-Our only hope is the secular messiah, Donald Trump?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2016 11:10 AM


I wouldn't say that, FS. Though I suspect Trump would be more likely to listen to actual citizens of the nation that someone like Shrillery.

And if you want to throw that "messiah" stuff around when talking about the candidates, I'd suggest you look at what Rafael Snr said about Rafael Jnr.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 25, 2016 11:15 AM (D+xyy)

345 Its not just Milo

its Milo

Adam Baldwin

Stace McCain

Commander Salamander

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 11:15 AM (zOTsN)

346 Stupidest move evar.

Posted by: Bigby's Gripping Hand


Eh, it's a pipe dream, admittedly. Every time I game out in my head how you'd infiltrate a million men armed with rifles into DC proper it always falls apart around OpSec. Not to mention the unmanaged second order effects.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 25, 2016 11:15 AM (9krrF)

347 I know I should know but who is Milo?
Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 11:05 AM (qUNWi)

The biggest asshole on the internet.

But he's OUR asshole. We have to cover him!
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 11:09 AM (xuouz)
eleven
{throws boxers and briefs at Milo. }


willow...no what?
Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 11:12 AM (qUNWi)

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 11:16 AM (L1+sh)

348 it seems every other day someone gets banned from Twitter or Facebook

and it all started on Jan 12

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 11:16 AM (zOTsN)

349 If Trump doesn't outright win Ohio and Florida I don't think he'll get the nomination and here's why.



First let me qualify this by saying I'm not wearing my Cruz hat when
telling you this. I'm wearing my Paranoid/I Don't Trust Reince Pubis
RNC hat. I'm not going to go over the actual math, but say Trump doesn't
win those 2 states and Trump, Cruz, and Rubio split delegates with
Trump with a plurality of the votes.



What is to stop the RNC from having delegates who voted for bush,
carson, and kasich recasting their votes for Mario? Point is, what if
the RNC made a deal with Mario promising him more delegates at the
Convention if he does his part and keeps it relatively close? I know
this would split the party completely. I just don't see the
Establishment letting Trump, or by some miracle Cruz, walk away with
this. Anyone else feel this way?
============
Nope. Not happening.

Both OH and FL are winner-take-all.

Even a 1 point victory by Trump--with Kasich or Rubio 2nd--gets Trump 100% of those delegates.

That's why March 15 is the absolute knock-out--not just that but, we will have passed the point where over half of the total delegates will have been voted.

Trump will have a lead large enough after that, that not even running the table in the remaining winner-take-all states (some 500 delegates) will get the nomination.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 25, 2016 11:16 AM (fQ/0p)

350 Posted by: Arson Wells at February 25, 2016 10:56 AM (UnJ7w)


Personally, I'd be fine with amnesty of those here right now, if I had confidence that we'd get border security and a change to the economic incentives that are causing them to come here in the first place. That being said, those things aren't anywhere near guaranteed in the current political climate, so I'm pretty sure most people around here are taking a harder stance on the amnesty principle (not without good reason).

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 25, 2016 11:16 AM (KUaJL)

351 Commander Salamander
Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 11:15 AM (zOTsN)

whut?

what?

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 11:16 AM (L1+sh)

352 that third party could win.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 11:10 AM (xuouz)

It will be the closest a 3rd party has ever come. I think Teddy's Bullmoose Party got close to 28% of the vote in 1912.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 25, 2016 11:16 AM (UnJ7w)

353 What is to stop the RNC from having delegates who voted for bush, carson, and kasich recasting their votes for Mario? Point is, what if the RNC made a deal with Mario promising him more delegates at the Convention if he does his part and keeps it relatively close? I know this would split the party completely. I just don't see the Establishment letting Trump, or by some miracle Cruz, walk away with this. Anyone else feel this way?
Posted by: Arson Wells at February 25, 2016 11:06 AM (UnJ7w)

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

Depends on if those delegates are Trump supporters.

The Trump campaign has specifically asked supporters to sign up as delegates.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 25, 2016 11:17 AM (LXJ1e)

354 Ghost of kari

I have no idea what "fight" means in the context of your comment. i said I would vote for Donald if he becomes the nominee. I don't like him for several reasons and I don't trust him, but Hillary would be Obama's third term on steroids and Bernie is delusional However, the Donald is not my messiah, secular or otherwise, nor is any Pres candidate.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2016 11:17 AM (8PaGh)

355 Looks like too many people here would like to give a lot of people shovels to build the foundation of a skyscraper rather than have just one high tech excavator.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 25, 2016 11:17 AM (dwNYN)

356 Oh ok I get it.

thx willow.

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 11:17 AM (qUNWi)

357 it always falls apart around OpSec. Not to mention the unmanaged second order effects.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 25, 2016 11:15 AM (9krrF)

Not to mention sufficient AA/ECM capabilities to keep you from ending up on a FLIR highlight reel set to "Let the Bodies Hit the Floor."

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 11:17 AM (xuouz)

358 So, we're going to have a narcissist with orange
hair and white eyelids, and an old hag that used to live in the
whitehouse with a horn dog, as presidential candidates? I don't know if I
can make it to the polls for that.


Posted by: Sphynx at February 25, 2016 11:10 AM (OZmbA)
________
Write in Mickey Mouse for president. The other races -- relatively local, where do you have direct input -- are too important.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 25, 2016 11:17 AM (MIKMs)

359 If Bloomberg runs the dynamic changes. He would pull from both Hillary or Trump.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 25, 2016 11:18 AM (RD7QR)

360 It will be the closest a 3rd party has ever come. I think Teddy's Bullmoose Party got close to 28% of the vote in 1912.

Well, there were also these guys who split off from the Whigs way back when...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 25, 2016 11:18 AM (9krrF)

361 However, the Donald is not my messiah, secular or otherwise, nor is any Pres candidate.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2016 11:17 AM (8PaGh)

Word, I'm not going to tell you how to vote. I try to slay electoral dragons with kindness. He's not a messiah, he's a tool.

But he's OUR tool!

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 11:18 AM (xuouz)

362
Fun Fact:

Rubios path may also depend on his ability to claim delegates from low-turnout territories like Puerto Rico (which, amazingly, will select the same number of delegates as New Hampshire despite having a fraction of the GOP voters)

http://fivethirtyeight.com



Positively stellar delegate allocation rules there, RNC.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 25, 2016 11:18 AM (kdS6q)

363 Willow ... Congrats on getting the valve off.

Posted by: Irony at February 25, 2016 11:18 AM (BHaRb)

364 wc, eleven.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 11:19 AM (L1+sh)

365 >>Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos. Anti-feminist, anti-Gamergate, gay, witty. A leftist's worse nightmare, so SHUT UP!

Look at the people being silenced on twitter and then recall this excellent post at Belmont Club (response to NSA bulk data mining):
http://preview.tinyurl.com/zwdhcl4


For
those who don't know what this means, it means that the administration
is able to draw a graph (like a network chart) of who is talking to
whom. It is able to say what are the key nodes through which any
business passes, find all its Internet 'friends' and interlocutors and
potentially drill down into the comms themselves --in time series.This would pick up every organization of significance, whatever its purpose.....


The fact that you belong to a large group, for example the 50% of the
US population that is conservative or Republican, does not give you
safety in numbers. Within this large group of millions are a much
smaller number of key leadership nodes. They are the nodes that matter,
the top of the hierarchy mandated by Dunbar's Number.
If you can
control, corrupt or even bait those nodes you can reduce the entire
group to impotence. You can effectively decapitate it, a strategy
applied not only to al-Qaeda but apparently also by the IRS in its hunt
of Tea Party and Republican fundraising groups. The virtual world lets
you dominate the virtual high ground. You don't have to clobber all
Muslims and Republicans. You just have to clobber the key nodes and the
rest will mill around like leaderless ants.


Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2016 11:19 AM (NOIQH)

366 If Ted goes by Ted and not his official name "Rafael" why don't people just call him Ted?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2016 11:19 AM (8PaGh)

367 Commander Salamander

Really? thats interesting.

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at February 25, 2016 11:19 AM (kXzR8)

368 Every time I game out in my head how you'd infiltrate a million men armed with rifles into DC proper it always falls apart

===

They wouldn't get halfway up the street, any street, leading to the Capital or anything else that matters. Any artillery guy could tell you after a minute looking at the map of DC.

But....you might could organize a crapton of truckers to just park and walk out on all the approaches.

Posted by: Bigby's Gripping Hand at February 25, 2016 11:19 AM (3ZtZW)

369 Not to mention sufficient AA/ECM capabilities to keep you from ending up on a FLIR highlight reel set to "Let the Bodies Hit the Floor."

More importantly, objectives. I can't think of a good reason to pull such a stunt to begin with, as things currently stand.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 25, 2016 11:20 AM (9krrF)

370 Irony, i was so relieved no breakage. i really did not have funds available to call a plumber. and you guys saved me with the hows.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 11:20 AM (L1+sh)

371 Commander Salamander
Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 11:15 AM (zOTsN)

whut?

what?


It's like Star Trek when Kirk says something like "he's a genius like Einstein or Newton or Quxxarr of Balthus".

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 11:20 AM (qUNWi)

372 If Bloomberg runs the dynamic changes.

Circa Prophecy: This might be the greatest non-event in the history of politics. The little shrimp is a Northeastern nanny stater who has as much national appeal as Kanye West has cash these days.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 25, 2016 11:20 AM (659DL)

373 Commander Salamander uses his Facebook page to publish


he got locked out of his own Facebook page yesterday for unknown reasons. He cant even access his own content

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 11:21 AM (zOTsN)

374 Make hotgas.net bigger than Hot Air.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 25, 2016 11:21 AM (rsudF)

375 Srsly? A million Jamaicans marched on Washington?
Posted by: rickb223


They were going to. And then they got high.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 25, 2016 11:22 AM (FkBIv)

376 "he got locked out of his own Facebook page yesterday for unknown reasons. He cant even access his own content"

Good Lord.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 25, 2016 11:22 AM (Dttnn)

377 ThunderB, that's , not a good sign.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 11:22 AM (L1+sh)

378 Ho Lee Fuk. The Cruz vs. Trump battle Royale still going on here. Don't we get intermissions? Cause this is gonna be a loooong play.

Posted by: kraken at February 25, 2016 11:22 AM (sdxPm)

379 chi and BAMA know their stuff.

Posted by: Irony at February 25, 2016 11:22 AM (BHaRb)

380 ok, that really worries me.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 11:23 AM (L1+sh)

381
If Ted goes by Ted and not his official name "Rafael" why don't people just call him Ted?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2016 11:19 AM (8PaGh)
________
My family has a tradition of using middle names -- first name is an initial. Lots of Christian _______ and Mary _______ (Irish/Scandi), so at least half of us use middle names formally as well as informally.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 25, 2016 11:23 AM (MIKMs)

382

to go full tin foil hat crazy


look at the timing of Hot Air going to Facebook posting. Feb 15.

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 11:23 AM (zOTsN)

383 Did I miss the shit bath this morning?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 25, 2016 11:23 AM (Wckf4)

384 375 Srsly? A million Jamaicans marched on Washington?
Posted by: rickb223

They were going to. And then they got high.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 25, 2016 11:22 AM (FkBIv)


_________________________________________

I have that problem a lot.

Posted by: Afroman at February 25, 2016 11:24 AM (rsudF)

385 Commander Salamander can't access his Facebook account.

I know I should care so hard.

yeah.

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 11:24 AM (qUNWi)

386 Would your rather be a Google engineer or working on an assembly line making socks? The former is a "service" job, the latter is a "manufacturing" job.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 25, 2016 10:47 AM (0LHZx)


Well, the Google engineers will get seats in the tumbrels when the Revolution eventually comes. Sock knitters, not so much. So there's that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 25, 2016 11:24 AM (afR/C)

387 Irony, it was a super kindness to me for You guys to share your knowledge .

and i thank you.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 11:24 AM (L1+sh)

388 292 Long past due for a march on Washington by millions
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2016 11:04 AM (8PaGh)

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

The only non-violent way that change can happen is full on civil disobedience. By that I mean the march on Washington ends in peaceful occupation of the Capital building, White House, etc.

And there can only be one demand. Unfortunately, we are so far gone the only demand that I can think that would work is complete dissolution of the Federal government.

No "rollback" would ever work.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 25, 2016 11:24 AM (LXJ1e)

389 Every time I game out in my head how you'd infiltrate a million men armed with rifles into DC proper it always falls apart



For what purpose? Show? Pffffft.
If a million person march didn't do it, a million with empty rifles wouldn't do it.
Something more profound? Then go concealed carry.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 11:24 AM (tBimT)

390 More importantly, objectives. I can't think of a good reason to pull such a stunt to begin with, as things currently stand.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 25, 2016 11:20 AM (9krrF)

For sure. I just assumed that there would have to be a clear and compelling objective to get all those people to go.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 11:24 AM (xuouz)

391 stoner sock off

Posted by: NotCoach at February 25, 2016 11:25 AM (rsudF)

392 look at the timing of Hot Air going to Facebook posting. Feb 15.

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 11:23 AM (zOTsN)

but why would salem agree? is that a 'right' establishment
is that who owns hot air now?

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 11:25 AM (L1+sh)

393 God, I love my new boss. Just overheard him ranting from my cubicle:

"I don't give a shit what Chris doesn't know, I need him concerned with what he does know, which is getting this project funded. I like Chris, but I swear I'll kick that motherf*cker in the jimmy."

Posted by: Country Singer at February 25, 2016 11:25 AM (8Y7+f)

394 "142 I never got to the part how a non-producing economy is sustainable; how a service economy is supposed to create wealth.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 25, 2016 10:19 AM (fQ/0p)

Me either, but I just assumed my "betters" knew more than I did, so I forgot about it and went about my life.

Finally realized one day our "betters" don't know jack squat more than I do.

Posted by: Blano at February 25, 2016 10:32 AM (sdPF/) "


I think I was already on my way there, but back in the 80's that was one of the things that convinced me that we were in fact being ruled by idiots who were somehow succeeding in bullshitting the rest of us.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 25, 2016 11:26 AM (Z8DIA)

395 You don't have to clobber all
Muslims and Republicans. You just have to clobber the key nodes and the
rest will mill around like leaderless ants.


Amusingly this dovetails into the "Million Rifles March" scenario--the key nodes just aren't actually in DC. They're decentralized around the country at think tanks and NGOs and media outfits and tech firms. I can't even conceive how a hypothetical insurgent group could conduct a coherent and successful campaign against that without becoming compromised nearly instantly given the state of communications. It just wouldn't work without a hell of a lot of prep and boatloads of luck, not as things stand.

Thus I abandon the daydream as futile, every time.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 25, 2016 11:26 AM (9krrF)

396 even if you hate their content, unless they are threatening people or planning insurrection, and they were not, this is very very troubling

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 11:26 AM (zOTsN)

397 Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 11:24 AM (L1+sh)

I think I speak for everyone when I say you're very welcome.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 25, 2016 11:27 AM (rkCLP)

398 The Facebook and twitter thing is why i come here. Why I bothered to do a new nic after Wickett's last meltdown.

I keep saying it ... Like minded people need to start making face to face connections. Because sooner or later, ace will lose his nerve or succumb to pressure and shut this little experiment into somewhat free speech down.

Posted by: Irony at February 25, 2016 11:27 AM (BHaRb)

399 Kraken

I think the discussions are fine. t's when they get really nasty that I bail; So far today it hasn't gotten really rude from what I've seen. And i suppose the discussions-rude or otherwise- will continue until the convention.

But I need to bail anyway.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2016 11:28 AM (8PaGh)

400
look at the timing of Hot Air going to Facebook posting. Feb 15.
Posted by: ThunderB



But that would mean the totes conservative Salem Comm was in cahoots with the CA-DC Axis of Evil.

And that's unpossible....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 25, 2016 11:28 AM (kdS6q)

401 ace will lose his nerve or succumb to pressure and shut this little experiment into somewhat free speech down.

Somewhat?

Jesus waddaya want?

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 11:29 AM (qUNWi)

402 I can't even conceive how a hypothetical insurgent group could conduct a coherent and successful campaign against that without becoming compromised nearly instantly given the state of communications. It just wouldn't work without a hell of a lot of prep and boatloads of luck, not as things stand.




Quietly. Like mafia hits.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 11:29 AM (tBimT)

403 sock off

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 25, 2016 11:29 AM (/D5Lf)

404 Please someone, anyone, cite or link to the story about Obama admin officials meeting with twitter and facebook leadership. Lizzy you mentioned this in an earlier post about silicon valley and Obama brownshirts at various tech companies.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 11:30 AM (xuouz)

405 I've been pretty combative and full of vitriol towards Trump and my fellow Morons lately.

I got off my computer yesterday feeling frustrated and disappointed by all the Trump support. I feel it's foolish to put so much expectation and hope in that man. What bothered me the most is my attitude toward you guys. AosHQ and you Morons are my little slice of heaven I have everyday from all the crap that happens in the political world and I love the camaraderie here.

Point is I'm sorry for being such a bastard lately. You guys are weird and wonderful and so what if you guys like Trump? Ace doesn't call us Morons for nothing, right? So here's my heartfelt apology to the Horde, I'm sorry to those I've pissed off. I'm sorry to the lurkers who've been turned off by it.

With that said I'll tell you my feelings on Trump. As another commented on another site put it: "One can like a man, but hate him as a king."

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 25, 2016 11:30 AM (UnJ7w)

406 >>but why would salem agree? is that a 'right' establishment

is that who owns hot air now?

Obama is all about "nudging" people, organizations into making the right decision. For all we know, the FCC's net neutrality rules have some teeth for prosecuting/fining sites where there is "hate speech" or whatever in the comments, so....Salem, nice group of sites ya got there, would hate to have to audit all of them for hate speech that's been anonymously reported --- would make it easier for all of us if you farmed out comment review to a 3rd party, such as facebook...Something like that.

Obama's team has nudged banks and CC payment platforms into not doing business with gun businesses, why would they stop there?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2016 11:30 AM (NOIQH)

407 ace will lose his nerve or succumb to pressure and shut this little experiment into somewhat free speech down.

Oh, FFS.

Settle down, Francis.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 25, 2016 11:30 AM (659DL)

408 Had a friend of mine go Troofer-curious on FB recently. Solid lefty and Democrat.


Having a blast getting him twisted up on a conceptual level. So far it's remained civil, but I've got him packed tightly into a corner right now, so he could lose it at any moment.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 25, 2016 11:30 AM (Wckf4)

409 I thought the moon would be worth a lot more than a quarter.

Posted by: Bill and his seal at February 25, 2016 11:31 AM (sDW6R)

410
For

those who don't know what this means, it means that the administration

is able to draw a graph (like a network chart) of who is talking to

whom. It is able to say what are the key nodes through which any

business passes, find all its Internet 'friends' and interlocutors and

potentially drill down into the comms themselves --in time
series.This would pick up every organization of significance, whatever
its purpose.....
=========
Then go back and read that "What I Saw on the Way to the Coup" where it started with the communication black-out, (false-flag terrorist act) to cover the abduction and murder of some 2000 internet voices they'd identified as thought-leaders.

Sometimes this shit gets really scary . . . .

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 25, 2016 11:31 AM (fQ/0p)

411 Posted by: Arson Wells at February 25, 2016 11:30 AM (UnJ7w)

Fine, fine.

Where is my sammich, peasant?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 25, 2016 11:31 AM (659DL)

412 Somewhat?

Jesus waddaya want?

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 11:29 AM (qUNWi)


_________________________________________

I want a Trust and Safety Council because free speech is supposed to be unoffensive first and foremost.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 25, 2016 11:32 AM (rsudF)

413 And there can only be one demand. Unfortunately, we are so far gone the only demand that I can think that would work is complete dissolution of the Federal government.
No "rollback" would ever work.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 25, 2016 11:24 AM (LXJ1e)

Don't be ridiculous, of course a rollback would work, it would just have to be principled, sustained, and have teeth. It would be incredible difficult, but it could be done.

If you really believe "No 'rollback' would ever work" then you're not actually advocating for civil disobedience, you're advocating for civil war.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 11:32 AM (xuouz)

414 I can't even conceive how a hypothetical insurgent group could conduct a coherent and successful campaign against that without becoming compromised nearly instantly given the state of communications. It just wouldn't work without a hell of a lot of prep and boatloads of luck, not as things stand.

Lets see if this actually posts: One of the main reasons why the American revolution was successful was because the rebels controlled virtually all the newpapers, local and colonial assemblies, and the militia groups. The Tories never organized properly, even with the British Army to back them up.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 25, 2016 11:32 AM (bZ7mE)

415 You are rght, I guess, FS. My point being I just came to, with only my 3rd cp of coffee in me, hit the art thread, and it's Cruz/ Rubio/Trump. No biggie. This thing is putting me in brain-lock. My problem, no one elses.

Posted by: kraken at February 25, 2016 11:32 AM (sdxPm)

416 I want a Trust and Safety Council because free speech is supposed to be unoffensive first and foremost.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 25, 2016 11:32 AM


You want a side order of Safe Spaces with that?

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 25, 2016 11:33 AM (D+xyy)

417 Arson, im my opinion, none of them are worth losing our solidarity with eachother.
they get to d.c and few can fight against rolling over.

so we'll all hope for the best do our best using different tactics wanting the same thing really. the country to regain its optimism, and a semblance of freedom.

tactics and how to use them effectively with Whom is the issue to me.

imho

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 11:33 AM (L1+sh)

418 408 do tell.

Posted by: Infidel at February 25, 2016 11:34 AM (tjkQB)

419 394 "142 I never got to the part how a non-producing economy is sustainable; how a service economy is supposed to create wealth.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 25, 2016 10:19 AM (fQ/0p)

Me either, but I just assumed my "betters" knew more than I did, so I forgot about it and went about my life.

Finally realized one day our "betters" don't know jack squat more than I do.

Posted by: Blano at February 25, 2016 10:32 AM (sdPF/) "


I think I was already on my way there, but back in the 80's that was one of the things that convinced me that we were in fact being ruled by idiots who were somehow succeeding in bullshitting the rest of us.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 25, 2016 11:26 AM (Z8DIA)

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

There is wealth creation in information gathering, analysis, design, etc. All those are service sector jobs.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 25, 2016 11:34 AM (LXJ1e)

420 Don't be ridiculous, of course a rollback would work, it would just have to be principled, sustained, and have teeth. It would be incredible difficult, but it could be done.

If you really believe "No 'rollback' would ever work" then you're not actually advocating for civil disobedience, you're advocating for civil war.


And then there is the ultimate economic/political entropy argument: Things that can't continue, won't. Math is already irreversibly acting on this principle now.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 25, 2016 11:35 AM (659DL)

421 You want a side order of Safe Spaces with that?

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 25, 2016 11:33 AM (D+xyy)


_________________________________________

I find your emoji triggering. Please ban yourself.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 25, 2016 11:35 AM (rsudF)

422 It's quite alright Arson, as the invective has been returned in kind, and Trump true believers are, as some leading light once put it, twice as fervent since for many this is their first embrace of a political figure. They're infants to the mental process of political belief, and it can be incredible obnoxious.

That said, there is room on this train. So much room, there's big beautiful seats, we love this train, it's a huge, luxurious train, the very best.

See my comment at >251

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 11:35 AM (xuouz)

423 When I was a young man, I used to get a kick out of reading up on conspiracy theories. Everything from Bilderburg to JFK. Never really believed in such things as really possible. Then, The JEF got into office and today is much different than back then. Not saying it's all come true but watching the snowball that started in 2007 until today has been quite eyebrow raising. I doubt I ever go full tinfoil but too many things look far too suspicious these days.

That is not how government is supposed to be.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 25, 2016 11:35 AM (rkCLP)

424 Here's one link re: Obama WH people joining tech companies. I am speculating on their impact on progressive policies based on what we've seen the last 7 years.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jxrgbko

Mr. Pfeiffer joins a long list of Obama White House and campaign
alumni who have gone on to work for major tech companies and Silicon
Valley startups. Former White House press secretary Jay Carney joined Amazon.com Inc. this year, while top political adviser David Plouffe joined Uber Technologies Inc. last year.

Other Obama loyalists have ended up at electric car maker Tesla, and
Internet giants Twitter and Facebook. Several White House communications
staffers also joined at the short-term rental site Airbnb.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2016 11:35 AM (NOIQH)

425 Lizzy, yes why would they stop at one thing when they have their hands in every pie at this point.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 11:35 AM (L1+sh)

426 I cant do links

but its a 7 Jan 2016 story in the WaPo titled

"Obamas Top National Security Officials to Meet with Silicon Valley CEOs"

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 11:36 AM (zOTsN)

427 "Her dream ticket is Trump/Romney. Ok whatever Ann." ghost ..

I think Ann has priority issues, and looks for vehicles to carry those issues.

She saw utility in Romney, and in Christie till he turned.

As to her dating Maher, idk, having a life and being in touch with "the other side" is fine by me, and probably helpful in establishing a well rounded belief system, as opposed to being isolated in the echo chamber. Maher the atheist has made waves with liberals by pointing out Christians are nothing like the Muslims of the world.

She promotes her books ... of course. But is she controversial only because that sells? Does her take on McCarthy really help her sell, or does she have a valid and deep point? I think she gets at the root of the "commie infiltration", and that of course generates controversy in PC World.

hurray for Ann

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 25, 2016 11:37 AM (eUbDe)

428 I once drank a fifth of bourbon under those very trees. *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at February 25, 2016 11:37 AM (Dwehj)

429 And then there is the ultimate economic/political entropy argument: Things that can't continue, won't. Math is already irreversibly acting on this principle now.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 25, 2016 11:35 AM (659DL)

Oh I'm not saying we *will* roll back the federal government, or that meaningful reform will be accomplished peacefully, on time, and on budget. Just that I believe it could.

What it will require first and foremost is for us to abandon our trenchlines, cross no-man's land, and extend a hand to our leftist brothers and sisters.

And we will have to be the ones to cross the barbed wire first, because they cannot. They are chained to their posts, without even realizing.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 11:37 AM (xuouz)

430 I wonder if the billions and billions to all the 'green' companies were pay to play .
and if those funds could be tracked to anything.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 11:38 AM (L1+sh)

431 Does anyone else find Ann Coulters sidebar linked column ironic? I like Ann for the most part but the bloom is off her rose. Someone who was such a Romney and Christie booster talking about strategists that get it wrong?

Self aware much?

Posted by: blaster at February 25, 2016 11:38 AM (DUPgJ)

432 They're infants to the mental process of political belief, and it can be incredible obnoxious.

This is quite possibly the most condescending thing I have ever read here.

I'm laughing in disbelief.

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 11:39 AM (qUNWi)

433 Alternate painting title- What the Freshly Dumped Corpse Saw

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale inc. at February 25, 2016 11:39 AM (u0kqM)

434 See my comment at >251
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 11:35 AM (xuouz)

Thanks Kari. I'll get in my seat once Cruz's train stops and the breaks are about to come on. I'll see you real soon

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 25, 2016 11:39 AM (UnJ7w)

435
USA Today had a story on the meetin as well but everyone made it about ISIS

They met on Jan 8th, a Friday

Milo was banned on Jan 12, the next Tuesday

have the meeting, then the weekend, give the order Monday, and by Tuesday he is banned

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 11:39 AM (zOTsN)

436 When SMOD comes, this will be the last thing you see.

Posted by: Fritz at February 25, 2016 11:40 AM (UzPAd)

437 lol kari...I like you...wtf

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 11:40 AM (qUNWi)

438 I want a Trust and Safety Council because free speech is supposed to be unoffensive first and foremost.

-
I like the Saudi name better, the Society for the Promotion of Virtue and the Suppression of Vice.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 25, 2016 11:40 AM (Nwg0u)

439 As to her dating Maher, idk, having a life and being in touch with "the other side" is fine by me
Posted by: Illiniwek at February 25, 2016 11:37 AM (eUbDe)

Fine by me, too, it's not about the politics, it's about holy shit, that guy is a fucking asshole, not funny, way pompous, and looks like Duckman from that stupid 90s cartoon.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 11:40 AM (xuouz)

440 Re Mitt opining on Trumps taxes ala Harry Reed: go fuck yourself Mitt!

Posted by: keena at February 25, 2016 10:11 AM (RiTnx)


As I said yesterday, Willard may be an establishment squish who I did not support BUT he is a fairly honest man (unlike Trump who continually lies if he feels it is to his advantage). I do not believe that he would be making the statements he is if he didn't feel there was something to the issue.
And the notion that he and Perry are somehow both establishment stooges is ludicrous. Willard is establishment but Perry... not so much.

It is not out of line to look at candidate's taxes and, given Trump's lack of any scruple past what is good for Trump, it would likely be prudent to know what his personal and business tax filings look like.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 25, 2016 11:40 AM (OrI3J)

441 Ann Coulter's OK, but she's got that icky vagina.

Posted by: Karl Rove at February 25, 2016 11:40 AM (Dttnn)

442 ok, my valve is here, . need to finish this thing.

bl
ty ty again.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 11:40 AM (L1+sh)

443 lol kari...I like you...wtf
Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 11:40 AM (qUNWi)

Aw shucks.

Why wtf though? haha

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 11:41 AM (xuouz)

444 Milo wasn't banned. He just had his "verified" status removed.

Not that that's a good thing.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2016 11:42 AM (1xUj/)

445 OMG ThunderB the silicon valley execs met with the WH again today!

Fortune.com

Minitrue

Posted by: @votermom at February 25, 2016 11:42 AM (cbfNE)

446 I love Donald Trump and I'm 100% onboard.



I've been making a lot of noise about the cultural aspect of his
candidacy. I think that's really important. But what it really is is the
economy. This election is about the economy.



He might not be qualified from a social media or WSJ op-ed or
intersectionalist speech code or conservative purity test perspective,
but economically?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rksd80-FCAw

This presentation was made without notes.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 10:54 AM (xuouz)


His announce policy path is not economically sound.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 25, 2016 11:42 AM (OrI3J)

447 I like the Saudi name better, the Society for the Promotion of Virtue and the Suppression of Vice.



Aka, My Way.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 11:42 AM (tBimT)

448 First they came for his verified status. And I didn't do anything....

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 25, 2016 11:42 AM (rkCLP)

449 Like Popehat says, the lights are starting to go out all over the place. I'm starting to think like "that guy".


Not much of a conspiracy theorist, but come on.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 25, 2016 11:42 AM (Wckf4)

450 It is not out of line to look at candidate's taxes
and, given Trump's lack of any scruple past what is good for Trump, it
would likely be prudent to know what his personal and business tax
filings look like. Posted by: redbanzai at February 25, 2016 11:40 AM


Then you have no problem with making Rafael open up about his taxes, too?

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 25, 2016 11:43 AM (D+xyy)

451 just made an eye appt. allergies dry them out terribly this time of year.....but i must have something in one of them....there is a bump on the white part...i can feel it every time i blink.....it's not painful but it is just irritating enough to get looked at

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 25, 2016 11:43 AM (0O7c5)

452 Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 11:40 AM (L1+sh)

You in the valve actuator business?

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 25, 2016 11:43 AM (UnJ7w)

453 God knows, I don't like Trump and I've argued with Trump supporters here, but-

Last night, I got into an argument with my Republican (GOPe) BIL who was shouting over the phone that this income tax business will kill Trump, who is apparently as bad as Hitler. When I say, "Oh, for God's sake, that's ridiculous" and said I didn't think the income stuff would hurt Trump any more than anything else he's said or done has, I was accused of being a Trump fan, which is hilarious.

Just as Trump fans are prone to call you a Rubio or Jeb fan if you express doubts about Donald, the rabid Trump haters (the real Rubio and Jeb fans) call you a Trump groupie if you suggest that he is not Hitler and say he's better than Hillary.

Then my sister got on the phone to tell me Trump is every bit as evil as Hillary. Fox News says so, you see.

So I find myself disliking Trump and yet, when I got off the phone, I fantasized for a minute about how much I will secretly enjoy next Thanksgiving, if Trump could pull it off. My family of GOPe fans and libs will be sitting there bemoaning the End of the World As We know It, and I would be meanspirited enough to sit there feeling a warm glow - although then I'll immediately start fretting about who Teh Donald will appoint to SCOTUS.

However, I don't think that will happen. I think I'll be depressed and the libs will be gloating about President Cankles.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present moment) at February 25, 2016 11:43 AM (u0lmX)

454 I thought the moon would be worth a lot more than a quarter.
Posted by: Bill and his seal


Wait till it hits you in the eye like a biz pizza pie.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 25, 2016 11:43 AM (FkBIv)

455 Romney trying the Reid approach on taxes as an attack vector?

Seriously?

Though, as Reid said, Romney lost.

Posted by: blaster at February 25, 2016 11:43 AM (DUPgJ)

456
Why wtf though? haha


That was amazing. You gotta have balls to say that.

I have a whole new respect for you.

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 11:43 AM (qUNWi)

457 But....you might could organize a crapton of truckers to just park and walk out on all the approaches.
Posted by: Bigby's Gripping Hand at February 25, 2016 11:19 AM (3ZtZW)


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


That's been my ideal scenario. Blockade every route into DC.

But I must, especially in these days and times, advocate for a large number of people to surround key areas in DC to "grab the enemy by the belt-buckle". That would suppress a lot of retaliation.

Posted by: Soona at February 25, 2016 11:43 AM (Fmupd)

458 What it will require first and foremost is for us to abandon our trenchlines, cross no-man's land, and extend a hand to our leftist brothers and sisters.



FTS. Total war. We didn't start this shit.
They don't get off that easy.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 11:43 AM (tBimT)

459 Milo wasn't banned. He just had his "verified" status removed.



Not that that's a good thing.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2016 11:42 AM (1xUj/)


The twitter equivalent of the over-dramatic "Its like I don't even KNOW you anymore!?!" (sob)

Posted by: redbanzai at February 25, 2016 11:44 AM (OrI3J)

460 Oops yesterday, and with DON, but yeah, ministry of truth is here to stay

Posted by: @votermom at February 25, 2016 11:44 AM (cbfNE)

461 >>OMG ThunderB the silicon valley execs met with the WH again today!

Fortune.com

Minitrue


Kerry met w/Universal Studios execs in Hollywood last week to discuss how to incorporate anti-terrorism messages into their content. Knowing Kerry, this is more Islam is peace PR than anti-ISIS.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2016 11:44 AM (NOIQH)

462 454 I thought the moon would be worth a lot more than a quarter.
Posted by: Bill and his seal

Wait till it hits you in the eye like a biz pizza pie.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 25, 2016 11:43 AM (FkBIv)

So is that amore?

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 25, 2016 11:45 AM (RD7QR)

463

In Feb 15, the National Terror Assessment from the Department of Homeland Security said the the domestic threat from sovereign citizen groups from the right was greater than that of ISIS


if that is their terror assessment, and the meet with Silicon Valley to help fight terrorism, I have no doubt they asked them to monitor and suspend voices on the right

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 11:46 AM (zOTsN)

464 Where's John Wick when you need him?

http://tinyurl.com/j9chq2w

Posted by: John Wick/SMOD 2016! at February 25, 2016 11:46 AM (H9MG5)

465 That's been my ideal scenario. Blockade every route into DC.
But I must, especially in these days and times, advocate for a large
number of people to surround key areas in DC to "grab the enemy by the
belt-buckle". That would suppress a lot of retaliation.

Posted by: Soona at February 25, 2016 11:43 AM


I'm for building a giant dome over D.C. No entrances, no exits.

Maybe a single hatch so we can occasional throw in food parcels. Maybe.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 25, 2016 11:46 AM (D+xyy)

466 It is not out of line to look at candidate's taxes and, given Trump's
lack of any scruple past what is good for Trump, it would likely be
prudent to know what his personal and business tax filings look like.
_______


And the blind trust supposedly established for Presidents. I do not think that has been discussed or structured at all.

Also the problem of Trump University.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 25, 2016 11:46 AM (MIKMs)

467 Don't be ridiculous, of course a rollback would work, it would just have to be principled, sustained, and have teeth. It would be incredible difficult, but it could be done.

If you really believe "No 'rollback' would ever work" then you're not actually advocating for civil disobedience, you're advocating for civil war.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 11:32 AM (xuouz)

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

I was speaking specifically of a march on Washington, its effectiveness. If you march on a rollback, the list of demands would be a mile long, not everyone would be united and the occupation would quickly disband over disparate interests.

Not saying you couldn't march on something limited and focused, like shut down the IRS. But that's the only thing you'll get and ultimately won't mean a thing.

And a demand for dissolution does not have to result in civil war. There are instances of non-violent or relatively non-violent breakup of countries or governments falling (Czechoslovakia, USSR, Romania). Now I fully admit the other type of breakup is more prevalent.

Now a sustained electoral win would work for a rollback. But it would have to be extremely focused on what the end goal is, otherwise the interest groups will tear it apart.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 25, 2016 11:46 AM (LXJ1e)

468 Mistrust but verify.

Posted by: The Twatter Police at February 25, 2016 11:46 AM (Dwehj)

469 Smooches eleven

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 11:47 AM (xuouz)

470 Then you have no problem with making Rafael open up about his taxes, too?


Posted by: MrScribbler at February 25, 2016 11:43 AM (D+xyy)

First, Rafael is the name Ted Cruz's father goes by... you look like a jerk and kinda racist every time you post like that.

Second, no I don't have a problem with that.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 25, 2016 11:48 AM (OrI3J)

471 His announce policy path is not economically sound.
Posted by: redbanzai at February 25, 2016 11:42 AM (OrI3J)

I'm not attacking you on this, I'm really asking:

As opposed to what? Or I should say, who?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 11:48 AM (xuouz)

472 Milo wasn't banned. He just had his "verified" status removed.



Not that that's a good thing.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2016 11:42 AM (1xUj/)


The twitter equivalent of the over-dramatic "Its like I don't even KNOW you anymore!?!" (sob)

Posted by: redbanzai


no

his badge was removed so "new" followers could not follow him

and his tweets "disappeared" from people that were already following him

so I you were following him prior to Jan 12, you no longer got his tweets

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 11:48 AM (zOTsN)

473 My guess: Romney is bluffing, but he is savvy enough to know what calling out Trump on his tax return will yield.

This is all speculation, but I have a fair amount of confidence in it.

Trump does not own $5-10 billion in assets. I expect that he has an array of minority interests in assets which collectively might be valued in the billions. He will have disproportionate controlling interest in many of those, but he does not own them.

He is able to afford a lifestyle. There's no question that he's rich.

But if he has to produce tax returns it will show that he has markedly less income than he'd like to let on.

He keeps saying "I built a great company". What's the company? Trump Enterprises, Inc.? Can you find a 10-K for it?

There isn't a company. There's a collection of brand assignations.

Romney is betting that tax returns will show Trump to be a Potemkin Billionaire.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2016 11:48 AM (1xUj/)

474 In Feb 15, the National Terror Assessment from the Department of Homeland Security said the the domestic threat from sovereign citizen groups from the right was greater than that of ISIS [/i/]


Does anyone think this would be the case if Trump were CiC?

Honest question.

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 11:49 AM (qUNWi)

475 None of you know anything about art! Nothing!

Posted by: Ann Coulter at February 25, 2016 11:49 AM (LISuA)

476 First, Rafael is the name Ted Cruz's father goes by... you look like a jerk and kinda racist every time you post like that. Posted by: redbanzai at February 25, 2016 11:48 AM

Pots and kettles, dude.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 25, 2016 11:49 AM (D+xyy)

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 11:49 AM (qUNWi)

478 wooops.

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 11:49 AM (qUNWi)

479 Potemkin Billionaire. Sounds like a real put down. Lol

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 25, 2016 11:50 AM (rkCLP)

480 They also hid the milo-related hashtag from it's trending stats and it's search auto-fill. Twitter did everything short of banning him. Kinda wonder why they didn't ban him?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2016 11:50 AM (NOIQH)

481

Eleven to the barrel.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 25, 2016 11:51 AM (RD7QR)

482 BTW, what would you rollback to? 1988, 1969, 1946, 1929, 1861, 1859, 1812, 1788?

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 25, 2016 11:51 AM (LXJ1e)

483 One day in the not-so-distant future, our at signs and hashtags will control your very autonomic functions.

Posted by: The Twatter Police at February 25, 2016 11:51 AM (Dwehj)

484 I can guaran fuckin tee if Hillary is CiC we will be enemies of the state.

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 11:51 AM (qUNWi)

485 Ugh, "its".

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2016 11:51 AM (NOIQH)

486 FTS. Total war. We didn't start this shit.
They don't get off that easy.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 11:43 AM (tBimT)

We shake the berniebots awake, the blue dog democrats, the goth kids, the pretty feminists, the urban blacks who really do want a chance at a life instead of a handout, the gays who've kept quiet about how bullshit leftist adoption of their lifestyle is, the hispanics who want to own their own homes and provide for their kids (yes, even the illegals).

And we say "Seriously guys? Take a look around. We're going to be working our asses off whether we got socialist or we go capitalist, let's at least work for ourselves."

Then we ask them to show us where their leadership is holed up.

And we go and slit their throats.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 11:51 AM (xuouz)

487 The complaint form to get someone booted from Twiiter includes "disagreement with my opinion."

http://tinyurl.com/zhdmgyu

They deserve it. Bastards were disagreeing with enlightened opinion.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 25, 2016 11:52 AM (Nwg0u)

488 Milo made thought mistakes. He will be made to agree or suffer. Seriously. That is literally where we are today

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 25, 2016 11:52 AM (rkCLP)

489 Does anyone think this would be the case if Trump were CiC?

Honest question.


No.

I don't think it would happen under any Republican president, including Jeb, though, so that isn't much of a recommendation for Trump.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 25, 2016 11:52 AM (bZ7mE)

490 They also hid the milo-related hashtag from it's trending stats and it's search auto-fill. Twitter did everything short of banning him. Kinda wonder why they didn't ban him?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2016 11:50 AM (NOIQH)

its shadow banning

he would keep postin and not know they had dumped thousands of his followers


very soviet, like cutting out his picture

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 11:52 AM (zOTsN)

491 Eleven to the barrel.

wut? no

5 second rule broshus.

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 11:52 AM (qUNWi)

492 National Terror Assessment from the Department of Homeland Security said the the domestic threat from sovereign citizen groups from the right was greater than that of ISIS


This is the same Homeland Security that can't find thousands of it's guns or badges? That Homeland Security?

These guys are as good at analyzing terror threats as Karl Rove is at GOP election strategy.

Posted by: Ann Coulter at February 25, 2016 11:52 AM (LISuA)

493 Just worried that EE field is not growing?

The only thing growing is looting the corpse. aka The New Economy.

Posted by: DaveA at February 25, 2016 11:53 AM (DL2i+)

494 I don't think it would happen under any Republican president, including Jeb, though, so that isn't much of a recommendation for Trump.

Point being staying home on election night will get you Hillary not Trump.

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 11:54 AM (qUNWi)

495 Posted by: MrScribbler at February 25, 2016 11:46 AM (D+xyy)

Why?

They are cannibals. Let them be themselves.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2016 11:54 AM (Zu3d9)

496
Ann Coulter's OK, but she's got that icky vagina.

Posted by: Karl Rove at February 25, 2016 11:40 AM (Dttnn)
________________________

I'd hit it....

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 25, 2016 11:54 AM (HSmrB)

497
And we will have to be the ones to cross the barbed wire first, because they cannot. They are chained to their posts, without even realizing.-----Ghost of kari - WAR

They chained themselves to their posts. If we extend our hand, they will greet us with a fist.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale inc. at February 25, 2016 11:54 AM (m3iiU)

498 He keeps saying "I built a great company". What's the company? Trump Enterprises, Inc.? Can you find a 10-K for it?

There isn't a company. There's a collection of brand assignations.

Romney is betting that tax returns will show Trump to be a Potemkin Billionaire.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2016 11:48 AM (1xUj/)

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I agree with this. I guess when Trump talks about being a billionaire he means wealth, which can, especially in real estate, fluctuate wildly.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 25, 2016 11:54 AM (LXJ1e)

499 rickb, what I'm saying is, let's convert the footsoldiers and recruit them to fight the global socialist cabal.

They want blood, the left. From bankers and fatcats and the oil industry and etc etc etc, on and on.

If we can take that impulse (kill the people who stacked the deck!) and rewire it so it points them not at some construct like "the patriarchy" or "structural racism" or "old white men" (although never Bill Clinton or Steve Jobs or John Kerry, funny that) but at the actual bastards, the coven of global socialism.

Then the problem will have solved itself. And we'll have our country back.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 11:55 AM (xuouz)

500 the made his mindthoughts disappear

sort of like what they are doing on Facebook to Commander Salamander

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 11:55 AM (zOTsN)

501 And we say "Seriously guys? Take a look around. We're going to be
working our asses off whether we got socialist or we go capitalist,
let's at least work for ourselves."



Then we ask them to show us where their leadership is holed up.



And we go and slit their throats.


*****

Maybe you could be head of the raptor guards in alextopia.


Posted by: Infidel at February 25, 2016 11:55 AM (tjkQB)

502 John Kerry on a former Gitmo detainee who rejoined Al Qaeda: "Well, Senator, he's not supposed to be doing that."

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Well, I'm glad we got that straight.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 25, 2016 11:55 AM (Nwg0u)

503 431 Does anyone else find Ann Coulters sidebar linked column ironic? I like Ann for the most part but the bloom is off her rose. Someone who was such a Romney and Christie booster talking about strategists that get it wrong?

Self aware much?
Posted by: blaster at February 25, 2016 11:38 AM (DUPgJ)



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I would have agreed with you back in 2007. But there has been so much negative change to this nation in the last 7 years, especially since 2012 that the whole landscape of discourse has evolved into a war all it's own. It's the last thing we can do before the shooting starts.

Ann fights mean and dirty. Same goes for Trump, and Ace, for that matter. The times in which we're living demands it.


We really are running out of words in which to fight. And when all the words are spoken.......


Posted by: Soona at February 25, 2016 11:56 AM (Fmupd)

504 493 Just worried that EE field is not growing?

The only thing growing is looting the corpse. aka The New Economy.
Posted by: DaveA at February 25, 2016 11:53 AM (DL2i+)

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Bill Clinton was in NoVA saying how good the economy is around there.

Yes, yes, it is. Looting is very profitable.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 25, 2016 11:56 AM (LXJ1e)

505 They are cannibals. Let them be themselves. Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2016 11:54 AM

You're right, CBD. So we should nix the access hatch.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 25, 2016 11:57 AM (D+xyy)

506 National Terror Assessment from the Department of Homeland Security
said the the domestic threat from sovereign citizen groups from the
right was greater than that of ISIS


As they further draw the lines in the sand. Conjuring up domestic enemies, ignoring the true clear and present danger.

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at February 25, 2016 11:57 AM (Dwehj)

507 And when all the words are spoken.......


Posted by: Soona at February 25, 2016 11:56 AM (Fmupd)


The Break Dance fighting begins!!

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 25, 2016 11:57 AM (UnJ7w)

508 I first noticed the buildup of domestic assets aimed at monitoring US Citizens during Clinton.

"W" put it on steroids after 9/11. The Patriot Act marked my divorce from the GOP.

And Obama ... a cat with tyrannical ambitions if I ever saw them ... walked into a bunch of shiny new tools wielded by really eager folks ready to go out there and do some good. With a willing conspiratorial media to boot.

Anything government proposes to protect you is meant to control you.

Posted by: Irony at February 25, 2016 11:58 AM (BHaRb)

509 And we go and slit their throats.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 11:51 AM (xuouz)

Metaphorically I assume?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2016 11:58 AM (Zu3d9)

510 anyway, to my paranoid mind, the evidence is all over the place that the administration has asked the silicon valley to silence conservative voices in the name of anti-terrorism

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 11:58 AM (zOTsN)

511 BTW, what would you rollback to? 1988, 1969, 1946, 1929, 1861, 1859, 1812, 1788?
Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 25, 2016 11:51 AM (LXJ1e)

It's not about hearkening back to a better time, it's about having the economy be participatory instead of subscription based, education no longer being all about indoctrination, elected officials being subject to the rule of law, and a return to good-faith discourse.

The treatment IS the cure.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 11:58 AM (xuouz)

512 They want blood, the left. From bankers and fatcats and the oil industry and etc etc etc, on and on.

If we can take that impulse (kill the people who stacked the deck!) and rewire it so it points them not at some construct like "the patriarchy" or "structural racism" or "old white men" (although never Bill Clinton or Steve Jobs or John Kerry, funny that) but at the actual bastards, the coven of global socialism.

Then the problem will have solved itself. And we'll have our country back.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 11:55 AM (xuouz)

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I like the jujitsu thinking there.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 25, 2016 11:58 AM (LXJ1e)

513 Metaphorically I assume?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2016 11:58 AM (Zu3d9)

Yes. Let me be clear about that.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 11:59 AM (xuouz)

514 502 John Kerry on a former Gitmo detainee who rejoined Al Qaeda: "Well, Senator, he's not supposed to be doing that."

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You have GOT to be shitting me.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 25, 2016 11:59 AM (kTF2Z)

515 just made an eye appt. allergies dry them out terribly this time of year.....but i must have something in one of them....there is a bump on the white part...i can feel it every time i blink.....it's not painful but it is just irritating enough to get looked at

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 25, 2016 11:43 AM (0O7c5)


I hope that your doctor gets it sorted out pronto, PG!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 25, 2016 11:59 AM (afR/C)

516 Getting government out of the economy would be a lovely start.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 25, 2016 12:00 PM (rkCLP)

517 Metaphorically I assume? Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2016 11:58 AM

You might want to ask "Charles CW Cooke" about that.

Also, of course, Wick Rilson.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 25, 2016 12:00 PM (D+xyy)

518 They chained themselves to their posts. If we extend our hand, they will greet us with a fist.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale inc. at February 25, 2016 11:54 AM (m3iiU)

Not if we take off our red uniforms and drop the R banners we've been fighting under.

Goodbye GOPE

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 12:00 PM (xuouz)

519 anyway, to my paranoid mind, the evidence is all over the place that the administration has asked the silicon valley to silence conservative voices in the name of anti-terrorism

Which will only increase under President Hillary.

I don't plan on staying home on election night. I hope I can convince everyone else to join me.

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 12:00 PM (qUNWi)

520

I would be amazed if any journalist would ask the administration if they demanded silicon valley monitor and silence voices on the right in the name of anti-terrorism

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 12:00 PM (zOTsN)

521 Romney is betting that tax returns will show Trump to be a Potemkin Billionaire.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2016 11:48 AM (1xUj/)




Tax returns are not the be all-end all that some think.
Warren Buffet bragged that he paid less taxes than his secretary.

Does his secretary make more than he does?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 12:00 PM (tBimT)

522 me too aop

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 25, 2016 12:00 PM (0O7c5)

523 I am Groot

Posted by: Groot at February 25, 2016 12:01 PM (n22zQ)

524 Romney is betting that tax returns will show Trump to be a Potemkin Billionaire.


Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2016 11:48 AM (1xUj/)

100% correct.

I would be shocked if Trump is anywhere close to being as wealthy as he claims.

I am confident that it is an order of magnitude less than his boasts.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2016 12:01 PM (Zu3d9)

525 SEC. 347. REMOVAL OF ALIENS WHO HAVE UNLAWFULLY VOTED.(a) Section 212(a)(10) (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(10)), as redesignated by section 8 USC 1182 note.

110 STAT. 3009-639 PUBLIC LAW 104-208 -- SEPT. 30, 1996
301(b) of this division, is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
"(D) UNLAWFUL VOTERS. -- Any alien who has voted in violation of any Federal, State, or local constitutional provision, statute, ordinance, or regulation is excludable.".

(b) DEPORTATION OF ALIENS WHO HAVE UNLAWFULLY VOTED. -- Section 241(a) (8 U.S.C. 1251(a)), before redesignation by section305(a)(2) of this division, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
"(6) UNLAWFUL VOTERS. -- Any alien who has voted in violation of any Federal, State, or local constitutional provision,statute, ordinance, or regulation is deportable.".

Posted by: David Windsor at February 25, 2016 12:01 PM (e8kgV)

526

in fact, as long as the process for getting you banned only requires an email, I dont wonder that Organizing for America is spending all day making complaints

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 12:01 PM (zOTsN)

527 You have GOT to be shitting me.

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Horseface has a fairly firm grasp on the obvious.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 25, 2016 12:01 PM (Nwg0u)

528 Yeah, MrScribbler, but I don't want to be like Rick Wilson in any facet of my life, however tangentially.

I shouldn't have put it that way.

"And we go and we tell them what a bunch of jerks they are."

The point being that's the newly liberated leftists who are doing the jerk-telling.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 12:01 PM (xuouz)

529 Soona yeah I get it she fights and punches back twice as hard. But she has been wrong as rain on candidates so her column misses the point. If as she writes we shouldn't listen to those who have been wrong repeatedly, well, why would we read her?

She has a good point but like I said, self aware much?

Posted by: blaster at February 25, 2016 12:02 PM (DUPgJ)

530 Arson, while I've disagreed with some of the comments, I wouldn't want you to change what you believe in. I think the majority here want the exact same thing, no need to apologize.

Posted by: long time lurker at February 25, 2016 12:02 PM (SOVQ8)

531 And we go and slit their throats.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 11:51 AM (xuouz)

Metaphorically I assume?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo



Crap.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 12:02 PM (tBimT)

532 >>>"The only non-violent way that change can happen is full on civil disobedience. By that I mean the march on Washington ends in peaceful occupation of the Capital building, White House, etc.

And there can only be one demand. Unfortunately, we are so far gone the only demand that I can think that would work is complete dissolution of the Federal government.

No "rollback" would ever work."
Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 25, 2016 11:24 AM (LXJ1e)

This^^^It is the SYSTEM, the whole, entire SYSTEM that is infected from one end to the other with all the arrogance, hubris and TBTF "can't touch dis" attitude that results in unaccountable government that is out of touch, out of reach, out of money and out of ideas. Either it collapses on its own (with a little help from my civil disobedience friends) or it is brought down by the TRUE grass roots anger of a populace exhausted from being told to run faster and pay higher taxes so our Emperor and his Court and Party may shower taxpayer largess on SJW works of their choosing while showering US with deeper indebtedness.

Posted by: 7Mike at February 25, 2016 12:02 PM (pxwEr)

533 I had a minor revelation last night.

Regarding Trump. (and to a certain extent Obama)

And it is this:


You know how, unhinged journalists became over the emergence of bloggers.

Because, in essence, bloggers destroyed the illusion of journalists/opinion writers/commenters as professionals-

they were simply guys with an bigger soapbox to stand on.

As an example, say Juan Williams, that guy is a complete moron (not the good kind), I wouldn't take his opinion buying a McDonald's cheeseburger let alone anything political-

he simply had the right connections to guys with money.


Now, Trump is doing the same exact thing to the world of politicians-

this aren't guys who are any better or smarter or who have conducted studies and have a deep understanding of issues,

they are simply schmoes who talk well and have convinced people with money to back them.

Money is the breakpoint.

Trump has shown that.

Any schmoe with money and a gift of gab can run circles around these morons.

Politicians aren't in any way shape or form members of a "profession"

their experience means nothing as we've seen with the Turtle and Boehner and Ryan.

If their experience meant anything, they could've come up with a way to stop Obama or hell, Trump for that matter.

Obama actually proved the same thing, but the MSM was able to play the smarter/wiser game with him

cuz anyone who pointed out that the Emperor was naked was a RRRRRRRRAAAAAAAYYYYCCCIIIISSSS!


The point is proven by Trump using his own money and running his own campaign.

Any businessman with enough money and smarts could beat these monkeys.

Any of you morons with a gift for gab who won the lottery could beat these weasels.

So, to sum up:

Journalists - Not a profession.

Politicians - Not a profession.


STEM majors -still professionals.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 25, 2016 12:03 PM (0cMkb)

534 Warren Buffet bragged that he paid less taxes than his secretary.

Does his secretary make more than he does?



Buffet pays a lower percentage than his secretary, not a lower absolute amount.

He pays capital gains, she pays income tax.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2016 12:03 PM (1xUj/)

535 Maybe you could be head of the raptor guards in alextopia.
Posted by: Infidel at February 25, 2016 11:55 AM (tjkQB)

Do we get to ride them? Or are they fully sentient and I shouldn't have asked that?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 12:03 PM (xuouz)

536 I think the majority here want the exact same thing, no need to apologize.

Posted by: long time lurker at February 25, 2016 12:02 PM (SOVQ

Thank you.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 25, 2016 12:03 PM (UnJ7w)

537 I don't plan on staying home on election night.

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Same here. I'm not a Trump fan, but I'll vote for him if he gets the nod. Can't stand the thought of that vile woman be rewarded for decades of corruption.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 25, 2016 12:03 PM (kTF2Z)

538 just made an eye appt. allergies dry them out terribly this time of year.....but i must have something in one of them....there is a bump on the white part...i can feel it every time i blink.....it's not painful but it is just irritating enough to get looked at


Is it a little dark spot surrounded by a kind of white ring? If so, that is a sort of callous, I think. I have one of them, though I can't feel it. they can be removed, though there is a possibility that they can come back.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 25, 2016 12:04 PM (bZ7mE)

539 Warren Buffet bragged that he paid less taxes than his secretary.
Does his secretary make more than he does?
Posted by: rickb223


I believe he said he paid a lower percentage than she did.
Not a lower total.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 25, 2016 12:04 PM (FkBIv)

540 "(6) UNLAWFUL VOTERS. -- Any alien who has voted in violation of any Federal, State, or local constitutional provision,statute, ordinance, or regulation is deportable.".



Aliens, or ILLEGAL aliens?

Because illegals shouldn't be here in the first place and should have already been deported.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 12:05 PM (tBimT)

541 36


Coulter's apex moment was outing Keefums for merely having a Cornell
Cow College degree and reducing him to protracted stutterf*ckery trying
to recover from his shame.



Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 25, 2016 09:57 AM (BK3ZS)

Apex moment? We're still talking orgasms right?

Posted by: Badda Bing at February 25, 2016 12:06 PM (gxIP7)

542 The point being that's the newly liberated leftists who are doing the jerk-telling.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 12:01 PM


Well, I'd say the majority of the actual murderkilldeath threats and exhortations to commit violence do seem to come from those peace-loving types among the lefties.

It bugs me more when I hear it from the Conservative side.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 25, 2016 12:06 PM (D+xyy)

543
It's not about hearkening back to a better time, it's about having the economy be participatory instead of subscription based, education no longer being all about indoctrination, elected officials being subject to the rule of law, and a return to good-faith discourse.

The treatment IS the cure.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 11:58 AM (xuouz)

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Other than the rule of law thing, I don't believe that to be concrete enough to motivate any group of people for any meaningful length of time.

And forget about reaching across the wire to our opponents for two of those.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 25, 2016 12:06 PM (LXJ1e)

544 502 John Kerry on a former Gitmo detainee who rejoined Al Qaeda: "Well, Senator, he's not supposed to be doing that."

-
Well, I'm glad we got that straight.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 25, 2016 11:55 AM (Nwg0u)

The asshole even screwed that up.

#Don'tReJoin

There.

Fixed.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 25, 2016 12:06 PM (/D5Lf)

545 ***"If we can take that impulse "***


Yeah, there's the rub.


The problem is Gramscian damage. It's taken about a hundred years to get to this point. You're not going to undo any of this in a short amount of time. People have been saying for years that it can't get any worse.


The fvck it can't. It's getting worse by the day.


People keep saying that we're not even close to government censorship and that that won't happen.


From a practical standpoint, we're already there.


I think I've finally gotten to the "people need to wake the fvck up" moment.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 25, 2016 12:06 PM (Wckf4)

546 eyeball callous?

stop playing with yer eyeball.

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 12:06 PM (qUNWi)

547 >>I would be amazed if any journalist would ask the administration if they
demanded silicon valley monitor and silence voices on the right in the
name of anti-terrorism

I would be surprised if there's any record of a direct request - just talk about troublesome atmosphere, hate breeds terrorism, get one of your guys as an executive and then someone steps up to rid Obama of those troublesome voices.

Same thing happened with the DC/NYC media - so many of them are related to someone in the WH, plus the WH Press office's very aggressive treatment of any reporter/news outlet that dares to criticize, means things just go easiest when the go with Obama. Doubt they've ever had to demand good coverage, it's just that they have the right people picking the stories, and pesky journalists like Atkisson are suppressed, harassed and eventually let go.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2016 12:06 PM (NOIQH)

548 Arson don't get too cozy, you're still WRONG WRONG WRONG

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 12:07 PM (xuouz)

549 539 Warren Buffet bragged that he paid less taxes than his secretary.
Does his secretary make more than he does?
Posted by: rickb223

I believe he said he paid a lower percentage than she did.
Not a lower total.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 25, 2016 12:04 PM (FkBIv)



You are correct. Sorry.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 12:07 PM (tBimT)

550 I get the feeling that DC's ability to simply hide the consequences of all this deficit spending I coming to an end.

If that happens ... there won't be a "March on DC". This country will simply dissolve into a few smaller confederations.

And if that happens ... I'm going to do my personal best to make sure a couple progressives I know get to enjoy laying in their own shitty bed.

Posted by: Irony at February 25, 2016 12:07 PM (BHaRb)

551 Is it a little dark spot surrounded by a kind of
white ring? If so, that is a sort of callous, I think. I have one of
them, though I can't feel it. they can be removed, though there is a
possibility that they can come back.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 25, 2016 12:04 PM (bZ7mE)
no....it's clear...right up against the iris.....i think it's allergy related....it shows up this time of year...never this big though.....i've never felt it when i blinked before...hopefully it just requires drops and i can be on my way.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 25, 2016 12:07 PM (0O7c5)

552 Not to mention sufficient AA/ECM capabilities to keep

Which of those grows food in red states and ships it?

Posted by: DaveA at February 25, 2016 12:07 PM (DL2i+)

553 And forget about reaching across the wire to our opponents for two of those.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 25, 2016 12:06 PM (LXJ1e)

We have to try or there's going to be shooting, sooner or later.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 12:08 PM (xuouz)

554 >>>I believe he said he paid a lower percentage than she did.

Not a lower total.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 25, 2016 12:04 PM (FkBIv)
---And I believe part of that is because she pays income tax on her wages, while he is paying some other kind of tax on his income from investments or whatever. He was comparing two different types of taxes.

Posted by: Emmie at February 25, 2016 12:08 PM (ezXrF)

555 Ok finished my blog post about social media

Link in nic

Go read coz you're bored anyway

Posted by: @votermom at February 25, 2016 12:08 PM (cbfNE)

556 540
"(6) UNLAWFUL VOTERS. -- Any alien who has voted in violation of any
Federal, State, or local constitutional provision,statute, ordinance, or
regulation is deportable.".


Permanent Legal Residents are also referred to as "aliens" and do not have the right/privilege to vote.
I know, I am one

Posted by: cind at February 25, 2016 12:08 PM (nRbbW)

557
First, Rafael is the name Ted Cruz's father goes by... you look like a jerk and kinda racist every time you post like that.
Posted by: redbanzai

Pots and kettles, dude.
Posted by: MrScribbler



You - you - called someone by their first name?

You -- MONSTER!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 25, 2016 12:08 PM (kdS6q)

558 Go read coz you're bored anyway
Posted by: @votermom at February 25, 2016 12:08 PM (cbfNE)

That's...

God damnit.

*clicks*

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 12:09 PM (xuouz)

559 It takes two to play the political game. You can have the exact campaign and candidate personality that can both fail or succeed depending on the present demographics of the voters. Right now the demographic of American voters is dominated by LIVs in spite of the greatest availability of information in our history.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 25, 2016 12:10 PM (dwNYN)

560 531 And we go and slit their throats.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 11:51 AM (xuouz)

Metaphorically I assume?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


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Yeah. Sure. Absolutely.

Posted by: Soona at February 25, 2016 12:10 PM (Fmupd)

561 Not to belabor this point because we're all aware of the media pumping up Rubio but I can't help but notice that it's being said that if Cruz loses Texas he loses all credibility as a candidate. Rubio on the other hand is most likely going to lose Florida but it's not being said his credibility as a candidate will be gone.

Posted by: Serenity Now! at February 25, 2016 12:10 PM (BDZWU)

562 553 And forget about reaching across the wire to our opponents for two of those.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 25, 2016 12:06 PM (LXJ1e)

We have to try or there's going to be shooting, sooner or later.



Going to be anyway.
As soon as the check bounces and the EBT cards aren't reloaded.
Mr. Maths is going to win. The house always does.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 12:11 PM (tBimT)

563 535 Whatever her Highness wishes.

*riding a raptor into battle would be fun*

Posted by: Infidel at February 25, 2016 12:11 PM (tjkQB)

564 553 And forget about reaching across the wire to our opponents for two of those.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 25, 2016 12:06 PM (LXJ1e)

We have to try or there's going to be shooting, sooner or later.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 12:08 PM (xuouz)

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

I certainly think we can get an agreement of dissolution with some of our opponents. There are already liberal secession movements, progressive anarchists, etc.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 25, 2016 12:12 PM (LXJ1e)

565 ***"you look like a jerk and kinda racist every time you post like that."***


And you look like a SJW crybully when you say stupid shit like this.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 25, 2016 12:12 PM (Wckf4)

566 539 Warren Buffet bragged that he paid less taxes than his secretary.
Does his secretary make more than he does?
Posted by: rickb223

I believe he said he paid a lower percentage than she did.
Not a lower total.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 25, 2016 12:04 PM (FkBIv)



You are correct. Sorry.
Posted by: rickb223
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Yes. But it quickly was 'translated' to the former and has been parroted ever since by talking heads and LIV's.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2016 12:12 PM (n22zQ)

567 Posted by: @votermom at February 25, 2016 12:08 PM (cbfNE)

Nice blog post @votermom. I'll definitely check out MeWe.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 25, 2016 12:12 PM (UnJ7w)

568 Arson don't get too cozy, you're still WRONG WRONG WRONG
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR



LOL.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 12:12 PM (tBimT)

569
Ghost of kari - WAR, I have watched for 30 years of my life how the left rose to power. Yes a small number of rich marxists are in charge, but they could not have gotten there without a network of willing helpers.
There is no deprogramming them by taking out theirleaders. There is no reasoning with people who arrived at their conclusions through pure emotion. Many HAVE tried to engage them in logic and debate. They are now silencing us for daring to do so. Their followers are cheering this on and in fact,helping to do so.
Both sides have to want to talk. We do. They do not.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale inc. at February 25, 2016 12:13 PM (m3iiU)

570 Votermom, read your post. I like it!

Posted by: Emmie at February 25, 2016 12:13 PM (ezXrF)

571 So anyhoo...did that blonde chick from Game of Thrones win the throne or what?

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 12:13 PM (qUNWi)

572 Rubio on the other hand is most likely going to lose
Florida but it's not being said his credibility as a candidate will be
gone.

Posted by: Serenity Now! at February 25, 2016 12:10 PM


Could that be because it's gone already?

Yup. Down the drain. Burble, burble, burble.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 25, 2016 12:13 PM (D+xyy)

573 I certainly think we can get an agreement of dissolution with some of our opponents. There are already liberal secession movements, progressive anarchists, etc.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 25, 2016 12:12 PM (LXJ1e)

Dude fuck that! We are NOT going to reward leftist intransigence by dissecting this country FOR them.

We're going to fight and we're going to win and then we're going to make America great again.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 12:14 PM (xuouz)

574 Can someone tell me how technology depletes natural resources and spews pollution?

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 25, 2016 12:14 PM (1RQsP)

575 557
First, Rafael is the name Ted Cruz's father goes by... you look like a jerk and kinda racist every time you post like that.
Posted by: redbanzai

Pots and kettles, dude.
Posted by: MrScribbler



You - you - called someone by their first name?

You -- MONSTER!


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 25, 2016 12:08 PM (kdS6q)


And Middle Names???? OFF LIMITS!

Posted by: Barrak Hussein Obama at February 25, 2016 12:14 PM (RK8AH)

576 I went to votermom's blog.

Saw some nekkid fat ladies.

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 12:15 PM (qUNWi)

577
I believe he said he paid a lower percentage than she did.

Not a lower total.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 25, 2016 12:04 PM (FkBIv)


He paid his secretary about 300k a year. He paid himself about 100k and the rest of his compensation was in non liquid assets. Thats the way I remember that being debunked.

Posted by: Mimzey at February 25, 2016 12:15 PM (aRUb8)

578 Hi, Kids is everything still crappy?

Posted by: donna at February 25, 2016 12:15 PM (/dSsq)

579 Arson don't get too cozy, you're still WRONG WRONG WRONG
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 12:07 PM (xuouz)


*Points to Kari and rick223*

They're break dance fighting!!!

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 25, 2016 12:15 PM (UnJ7w)

580 So anyhoo...did that blonde chick from Game of Thrones win the throne or what?
Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 12:13 PM (qUNWi)

Of various walled slaver-states in Essos, yeah, but she hasn't done jack in Westeros, where the only throne that matters is located, and she lost her dragons.

She lost her top in the struggle, though, so I'd call it a wash.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 12:15 PM (xuouz)

581 Kari ...

... if it's all the same to you - I'll take shooting.

Here's the thing - I WANT these Progs to suffer. Even if I have to as well. Because they'll suffer more. I'll make damn sure of that.

And besides ... Until we get on one side of a border ... and the Progs get on the other ... We will never be allowed to simply work, prosper, and enjoy. They will not fucking allow it. That basic existence, devoid of any contrived struggle, is their version of hell. They will not stand for it.

Posted by: Irony at February 25, 2016 12:16 PM (BHaRb)

582 That's...

God damnit.

*clicks*
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 12:09 PM (xuouz)

Posted by: @votermom at February 25, 2016 12:16 PM (cbfNE)

583 565 ***"you look like a jerk and kinda racist every time you post like that."***


And you look like a SJW crybully when you say stupid shit like this.

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

Anyone else think of this when reading this exchange?

Your Majesty, you look like the piss boy!

And you look like a bucket of shit!

No? Ok, just me then.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 25, 2016 12:17 PM (kTF2Z)

584

On Feb 11th, a Monday, Obama announced that "Obama for America" was dispatching "Truth Teams" to the internet to defend the president and hsi record and fight conservatives on line

so lets look at that time line again

Feb 2015, Department of Homeland Security Says sovereign citizen groups on the right are a greater terrorist threat than ISIS

Jan 8, 2016 Administration officals meet with Silicon Valley CEOs, including Facebook and Twitter, to request their assistance in monitoring and blocking terrorist voices on social media

Jan 12, 2016 Milo is "shadow banned". And then Stace McCain, and Adam Baldwin, and who knows else

Feb 13, 2016 Obama announces that Obama for America is dispatching "Truth Teams" to the internet to combat voices that attack his record.


The Truth Team website highlights the effort's three goals, each of which have their own website:

AttackWatch.com will defend the president against false attacks,

KeepingGOPHonest.com will fact check Republicans claims about their own records,

and KeepingHisWord.com will tout the presidents record

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 12:17 PM (zOTsN)

585 ***"Of various walled slaver-states in Essos, yeah, but she hasn't done jack in Westeros, where the only throne that matters is located, and she lost her dragons."***


Was there ever an explanation as to why that throne matters, is it something we're just supposed to assume?


I quit giving a shit about all those crapsack characters and that crapsack world, so I'm a little out of the loop.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 25, 2016 12:17 PM (Wckf4)

586 He paid his secretary about 300k a year. He paid himself about 100k and the rest of his compensation was in non liquid assets. Thats the way I remember that being debunked.

Posted by: Mimzey
--------------

I think the distinction was between capital gains and qualified dividend tax rates vs. income tax rates.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2016 12:17 PM (n22zQ)

587 Permanent Legal Residents are also referred to as "aliens" and do not have the right/privilege to vote.
I know, I am one



Posted by: cind at February 25, 2016 12:08 PM (nRbbW)

The question then becomes... what would stop you from voting if you wished to? Besides your own reverence for Law?

Is there any mechanism in place to ensure you are a citizen...

Because here in Clownifornia... there is not.

Posted by: Barrak Hussein Obama at February 25, 2016 12:18 PM (RK8AH)

588 You - you - called someone by their first name?

You -- MONSTER!


More like insisting on calling someone by their foreign-sounding first name rather than their more mainstream preferred name. I've got a couple people in my family that go by their middle names, including my father, so it isn't exactly an odd or politically motivated thing for Cruz to go by "Ted" instead of "Rafael."

It isn't out of bounds to ask why Scribbler would do such a thing, though I would expect the answer to be obvious: Scribbler hates Cruz for some personal reason that he won't divulge and never misses an opportunity to be petty and insulting.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 25, 2016 12:18 PM (bZ7mE)

589 >579-582

I am become the comments

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 12:18 PM (xuouz)

590 Of various walled slaver-states in Essos, yeah, but she hasn't done jack in Westeros, where the only throne that matters is located, and she lost her dragons.

She lost her top in the struggle, though, so I'd call it a wash.


hasn't done jack....as in present tense?\\

does it never end ffs?

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 12:18 PM (qUNWi)

591 Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 25, 2016 12:17 PM (kTF2Z)


I lolled.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 25, 2016 12:19 PM (Wckf4)

592 More like insisting on calling someone by their foreign-sounding first name rather than their more mainstream preferred name.



Like Barack Hussain instead of Barry?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 12:20 PM (tBimT)

593 The progs claim that the blue states are the net producers and the red states are the takers. The blue states give us googles and ubers and the red states only give us goobers.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 25, 2016 12:20 PM (FkBIv)

594 The orientation of that crescent implies the sun is above the horizon. Not far above, but above.

Posted by: melanerpes at February 25, 2016 12:21 PM (uN8EQ)

595 Here's the thing - I WANT these Progs to suffer. Even if I have to as well. Because they'll suffer more. I'll make damn sure of that.

And besides ... Until we get on one side of a border ... and the Progs get on the other ... We will never be allowed to simply work, prosper, and enjoy. They will not fucking allow it. That basic existence, devoid of any contrived struggle, is their version of hell. They will not stand for it.
Posted by: Irony at February 25, 2016 12:16 PM (BHaRb)

I'd as soon see them become converts as see them suffer. There's a certain mental anguish in that, and a convert is twice as ardent, as I noted above.

And their leadership will suffer seeing their base evaporate once it's provided, for the first time in this generation's time on earth, with a real choice, fair and square, between freedom and serfdom.

Their whole worldview revolves around depriving people of fair choices. That's what liberalism IS.

The treatment IS the cure. Virtue is, in fact, its own reward.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 12:21 PM (xuouz)

596 >>Feb 13, 2016 Obama announces that Obama for America is dispatching
"Truth Teams" to the internet to combat voices that attack his record.


The Truth Team website highlights the effort's three goals, each of which have their own website:



---AttackWatch.com will defend the president against false attacks,



---KeepingGOPHonest.com will fact check Republicans claims about their own records,



---and KeepingHisWord.com will tout the presidents record


Aaand the punchline: "Organizing for America," Obama's former (still current?) campaign apparatus is a 501(c) "non-partisan" organization.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2016 12:21 PM (NOIQH)

597 Warren Buffet bragged that he paid less taxes than his secretary.
Does his secretary make more than he does?
Posted by: rickb223

I believe he said he paid a lower percentage than she did.
Not a lower total.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 25, 2016 12:04 PM (FkBIv)



You are correct. Sorry.
Posted by: rickb223
---------------------

Yes. But it quickly was 'translated' to the former and has been parroted ever since by talking heads and LIV's.
Posted by: Mike Hamme




no

she gets paid a salary. A salary is taxed as income

he takes no salary and gets paid in stock, which is only taxed when cashed in and not as income


he could pay her the same way but he doesn't

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 12:21 PM (zOTsN)

598 He paid his secretary about 300k a year. He paid himself about 100k and the rest of his compensation was in non liquid assets. Thats the way I remember that being debunked.

Posted by: Mimzey



No, it was because Buffett's compensation is 99.9% in the form of capital gains which is only 15% (plus the new ObamaCare tax after a certain amount so 20%)

The secretary would be at 39.6% for her marginal rate, plus the SS tax, FICA, MediCare, etc. because she is paid a "wage", not a capital gain.

For most people, capital gains are some sort of side investment but their main income comes from a wage.

Most of Wall Street in the top tier make all of their money through capital gains.

I personally think Republicans should not have lined up to protect this loophole for Wall Street billionaires, but I'm more of a populist conservative.

Posted by: Tivoli at February 25, 2016 12:21 PM (6ejxM)

599
You - you - called someone by their first name?



You -- MONSTER!



More like insisting on calling someone by their foreign-sounding
first name rather than their more mainstream preferred name. I've got a
couple people in my family that go by their middle names, including my
father, so it isn't exactly an odd or politically motivated thing for
Cruz to go by "Ted" instead of "Rafael."



It isn't out of bounds to ask why Scribbler would do such a thing,
though I would expect the answer to be obvious: Scribbler hates Cruz for
some personal reason that he won't divulge and never misses an
opportunity to be petty and insulting.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 25, 2016 12:18 PM (bZ7mE)

_____________
As I said before, at least half of my family uses their middle names socially and legally (as do I).

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 25, 2016 12:21 PM (MIKMs)

600 Bush lied to Presdent Obama !!! What are we going to does about this??

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at February 25, 2016 12:21 PM (mQn6S)

601 Am I the only one here who wishes they had a chimp smoking a cigarette and punching the refresh button on the homepage on another laptop so they can post and not miss being first post on another thread?

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 25, 2016 12:21 PM (UnJ7w)

602 does it never end ffs?
Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 12:18 PM (qUNWi)

HBO's board of directors was surveyed, and the survey says...

NO!

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 12:21 PM (xuouz)

603
I went to votermom's blog.

Saw some nekkid fat ladies.-----eleven

Link please.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at February 25, 2016 12:22 PM (m3iiU)

604 Well, I see Trump has picked up a yuuuge, luxurious endorsement today.








David Duke.

Posted by: Country Singer at February 25, 2016 12:22 PM (8Y7+f)

605 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rksd80-FCAw


This presentation was made without notes.



Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 10:54 AM (xuouz)



Second comment on this ghost because I didn't go look at the video before I commented but just spoke of his current policy statements.



This video is HORRIBLE and if you think that high taxes on the rich (as Trump is advocating there) and interventionist and crony government action is any way to fix an economy... the kindest thing I can say is you are wrong.




Trump was advocating policies then (while wildly exaggerating a mild recession into a "depression") that may have benefited him personally but would have been bad for the economy in general.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 25, 2016 12:22 PM (OrI3J)

606 George RR Martin hardest hit.

Also, think about how much less of an intellectual he seems if you take those two, totally made up initials out of the middle of his name.

Pretty sure "George Martin" is a gay latin singer. Oh wait that's Ricky. Same difference.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 12:22 PM (xuouz)

607 585-- Yeah me too. Martin just went on and on and on. Then stopped. If he wanted to seal the deal on the , finishing the damned thing might have helped.

Posted by: kraken at February 25, 2016 12:22 PM (sdxPm)

608 Right now the demographic of American voters is dominated by LIVs in spite of the greatest availability of information in our history.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 25, 2016 12:10 PM (dwNYN)

LIVs can be fixed. FSA however is hopeless.

And I suspect FSA is a greater enabler of voting patterns than even LIV these days as the free government money candy train has its tentacles everywhere, kind of like anime pron. Similar eventual outcomes as well.

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at February 25, 2016 12:23 PM (Ojki1)

609 Pretty sure it's a photograph.

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 12:24 PM (qUNWi)

610 Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 12:17 PM (zOTsN)

ThunderBird, yesterday the DOJ held a summit with Silicon Valley execs on more online speech crackdowns

Posted by: @votermom at February 25, 2016 12:24 PM (cbfNE)

611 I'd as soon see them become converts as see them suffer. There's a certain mental anguish in that, and a convert is twice as ardent, as I noted above.



Pain. Has to be some pain. Pain is wages of obstinance.

It's not like they haven't been repeatedly told for 30+ years.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 12:24 PM (tBimT)

612
Pretty sure "George Martin" is a gay latin singer. Oh wait that's Ricky. Same difference.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 12:22 PM (xuouz)

Damn Kari, that was ruthless and funny.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 25, 2016 12:24 PM (UnJ7w)

613 601 Am I the only one here who wishes they had a chimp smoking a cigarette and punching the refresh button on the homepage on another laptop so they can post and not miss being first post on another thread?


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

Skip does.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 25, 2016 12:25 PM (kTF2Z)

614 Votermom I have zero doubt about this

this silencing of the right on social media is at the request of the whitehouse

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 12:25 PM (zOTsN)

615 Am I the only one here who wishes they had a chimp smoking a cigarette and punching the refresh button on the homepage on another laptop so they can post and not miss being first post on another thread?


Depends.

What kind of cigarette?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2016 12:25 PM (1xUj/)

616 It is not out of line to look at candidate's taxes

How is that your business not his? It's a political ploy.

Either Donald's or the scalp weasels financial positions could be traded against when they became public. Mitt spent a lot of time and money running for POTUS long before 2012.

Posted by: DaveA at February 25, 2016 12:25 PM (DL2i+)

617 When I see Martin's photos, I'm reminded of Jerry Garcia in his early onset dotage.

Posted by: kraken at February 25, 2016 12:26 PM (sdxPm)

618
More like insisting on calling someone by their foreign-sounding first name rather than their more mainstream preferred name. I've got a couple people in my family that go by their middle names, including my father, so it isn't exactly an odd or politically motivated thing for Cruz to go by "Ted" instead of "Rafael." It isn't out of bounds to ask why Scribbler would do such a thing, though I would expect the answer to be obvious: Scribbler hates Cruz for some personal reason that he won't divulge and never misses an opportunity to be petty and insulting.
Posted by: Grey Fox



Cruz's middle name is "Edward". So now it's racist to not call someone by a name they grabbed out of thin air?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 25, 2016 12:26 PM (kdS6q)

619 You - you - called someone by their first name?

You -- MONSTER!


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 25, 2016 12:08 PM (kdS6q)


And Middle Names???? OFF LIMITS!

Posted by: Barrak Hussein Obama at February 25, 2016 12:14 PM (RK8AH)


Look. It's pretty obvious that to call someone by a name they do not prefer is intended to be mocking or demeaning. That's just the way it is. Observing that fact does not make one a cry-bully or an SJW. I do that sort of mockery myself. It's really nothing more than a signal that I don't like X, or consider him a lightweight.


Personally, I try reserve the mockery for known enemies of conservative thought. I have respect for Cruz, Trump, and Carson, and so, wouldn't mock them. Rubio, Kasich, and Jeb? Not so much. And of course Hussein and Hillaroid are fair game.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 25, 2016 12:26 PM (afR/C)

620 Wow Kari - when you say it that way ...

... No, no. I'm going with Make Them Suffer. Because, for the most part, they're too stupid to save. And they deserve it.

Posted by: Irony at February 25, 2016 12:27 PM (BHaRb)

621 When I see Martin's photos, I'm reminded of Jerry Garcia in his early onset dotage.
Posted by: kraken at February 25, 2016 12:26 PM (sdxPm)

I especially hate those fucking hats Martin wears.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 25, 2016 12:27 PM (UnJ7w)

622 And I suspect FSA is a greater enabler of voting patterns than even LIV these days as the free government money candy train has its tentacles everywhere, kind of like anime pron. Similar eventual outcomes as well.
Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at February 25, 2016 12:23 PM (Ojki1)


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


There's anime pr0n?

Posted by: Soona at February 25, 2016 12:27 PM (Fmupd)

623 593 The progs claim that the blue states are the net producers and the red states are the takers. The blue states give us googles and ubers and the red states only give us goobers.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 25, 2016 12:20 PM (FkBIv)


This is the most important myth above any other to dispel.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 25, 2016 12:27 PM (VdICR)

624 I'm getting carpel tunnel syndrome.

Posted by: Cigarette smoking monkey hitting F5 like I'm on crack at February 25, 2016 12:28 PM (kTF2Z)

625 I personally think Republicans should not have lined up to protect this loophole for Wall Street billionaires, but I'm more of a populist conservative.
Posted by: Tivoli
-----------

Ah. But what about those of us who in retirement have worked and invested? As always, the tax scheme in seeking 'fairness' and revenues is a tricky thing. That's why the law is so voluminous.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2016 12:28 PM (n22zQ)

626 It is not out of line to look at candidate's taxes

How is that your business not his? It's a political ploy.

Either Donald's or the scalp weasels financial positions could be traded against when they became public. Mitt spent a lot of time and money running for POTUS long before 2012.
Posted by: DaveA


I don't think it's out of line, I definitely would want to see the Clinton's financial records with that ridiculous "foundation" of theirs.

My biggest fear with Trump is that the guy actually doesn't have very much money comapred to what he brags about. Which means he can't self-finance a campaign.

He might not even be a billionaire.

If he tries to become President "on the cheap" we will be slaughtered.

Posted by: Tivoli at February 25, 2016 12:28 PM (6ejxM)

627
Observing that fact does not make one a cry-bully or an SJW.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon



Calling it "racist" is.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 25, 2016 12:28 PM (kdS6q)

628 621-- Yeah, the Trotsky fedora is a hoot.

Posted by: kraken at February 25, 2016 12:28 PM (sdxPm)

629
Or perhaps "does".

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 25, 2016 12:29 PM (kdS6q)

630 Ted is the familiar form of Edward (Ted Kennedy's first name was Edward for instance)

I am sure Cruz's family as called him "Ted" since he was small becuase he and his father share the same name. Big deal. Lots of familys do this


Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 12:29 PM (zOTsN)

631 Also, think about how much less of an intellectual he seems if you take those two, totally made up initials out of the middle of his name.

Not made up! Stolen!

Posted by: JRR Tolkein at February 25, 2016 12:30 PM (VdICR)

632 Like Barack Hussain instead of Barry?

If Obama actually preferred "Barry" instead of "Barack" and didn't use the "exotic" factor on and off as a political ploy, than yes.

I can't say that I think calling Cruz "Rafael" is racist, though, just petty and juvenile.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 25, 2016 12:31 PM (bZ7mE)

633 Cruz's middle name is "Edward". So now it's racist to not call someone by a name they grabbed out of thin air?


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 25, 2016 12:26 PM (kdS6q)
___________
You might not know this, but 'Ted' is a very common nickname for Edward as well as Theodore.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 25, 2016 12:31 PM (MIKMs)

634 What I find most interesting is that the tax return thing has been done already. Unfortunately for us, Republicans have been on the receiving end of both attacks. So explain to me why Romney isn't asking for Hillary to release hers? Weird. I know.

Same attack by two different parties directed at the republican candidate.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 25, 2016 12:32 PM (rkCLP)

635 Ted Kennedy was Edward for instance

this is a giant nothing burger.

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 12:32 PM (zOTsN)

636 Romney is betting that tax returns will show Trump to be a Potemkin Billionaire.

Before Donald got rolling this might have been effective.

Posted by: DaveA at February 25, 2016 12:32 PM (DL2i+)

637 Talk about stuck on a name, whenever I hear "Ted" I think about some on the unbearable "Ted" talks I've been shanghaied into attending at my inlaws senior living ghetto.

Posted by: kraken at February 25, 2016 12:32 PM (sdxPm)

638 Ted is the familiar form of Edward (Ted Kennedy's first name was Edward for instance)



Srsly? No snark. I honestly thought Ted was short for Theodore.
As in Roosevelt. Teddy.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 12:32 PM (tBimT)

639 You might not know this, but 'Ted' is a very common nickname for Edward as well as Theodore.
Posted by: mustbequantum at February 25, 2016 12:31 PM (MIKMs)


Not always.

Posted by: The Beaver at February 25, 2016 12:33 PM (Fmupd)

640 'Ted' is a very common nickname for Edward as well as Theodore.
Posted by: mustbequantum


Or "Beaver."

Posted by: Theodore Cleaver at February 25, 2016 12:33 PM (FkBIv)

641 I personally think Republicans should not have lined up to protect this loophole for Wall Street billionaires, but I'm more of a populist conservative.
Posted by: Tivoli
-----------

Ah. But what about those of us who in retirement have worked and invested? As always, the tax scheme in seeking 'fairness' and revenues is a tricky thing. That's why the law is so voluminous.
Posted by: Mike Hammer



I'm fine with a capital gain tax rate being lower, but after say $100 million maybe they should just pay the same rate as a wage earner?

I just would prefer to make a deal where we offset that somewhere else say for upper middle class tax relief.

That's why I like a flat tax where there's one rate for everyone.

Warren Buffett is a piece of shit, but I do think underneath the preening hypocrisy, there is a good point that the tax code is basically discriminating based on the industry you work in.

If you sell a product and make millions in profits from your business, you pay basically double the tax somebody that trades securities on Wall Street despite having the same income.


Posted by: Tivoli at February 25, 2016 12:33 PM (6ejxM)

642 Srsly? No snark. I honestly thought Ted was short for Theodore.
As in Roosevelt. Teddy.



Seriously. Edward Moore Kennedy is Ted.

It's also a nickname for Theodore.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2016 12:34 PM (1xUj/)

643 I can't say that I think calling Cruz "Rafael" is racist, though, just petty and juvenile.

It's Scribs, the guy who thinks the 5,894th repeat of "Tepid Air" is just as thigh-slapping as the first.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 25, 2016 12:34 PM (KUTP5)

644 I'm an intellectual.

Posted by: The Great White R.R. Snark at February 25, 2016 12:34 PM (Nwg0u)

645 This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Edward Danson at February 25, 2016 12:34 PM (n22zQ)

646 As in Roosevelt. Teddy.

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

I believe that's Teddy Brosevelt.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 25, 2016 12:34 PM (kTF2Z)

647
The left wants violence and that is what they are working towards.
Step one is dehumanizing those they want to kill tomake it easier.
I am seeing certain parallels with the Jews of WWII and how Germany started persecuting them.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale inc. at February 25, 2016 12:35 PM (m3iiU)

648 Lots of familys do this


Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 12:29 PM (zOTsN)

This is true. IRL I go by 'Hole' because my dad's name was Asshole and I don't want ANYBODY confusing me with that guy.

Seriously though, stop the petty Rafeal/Ted crap. Grow up people. You're not going to siphon votes away from Cruz calling him rafael and you won't siphon votes from Trump calling him Fuck Face Von Clownstick. Heh.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 25, 2016 12:35 PM (UnJ7w)

649 135
Has anyone seen Risen?



The Leavening?



Night of the Living Bread?




Annmnnnd we're off!

*
*
Doughboys in Palestine!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 25, 2016 12:35 PM (TjTgM)

650 Talk about stuck on a name, whenever I hear "Ted" I think about some on
the unbearable "Ted" talks I've been shanghaied into attending at my
inlaws senior living ghetto.>>>

I assume Mike Rowe wasn't the speaker then.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 25, 2016 12:35 PM (XtAzU)

651 >>So explain to me why Romney isn't asking for Hillary to release hers? Weird. I know.


No doubt Romney has been drafted by the GOPe to assist with getting the interloper out of the race. Romney, like all the other prominent Republicans and conservative writers/pundits, no doubt finds the spectacle of Trump distasteful and problematic. And dignity, decorum are more important than winning, as Romney so deftly demonstrated in 2012.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2016 12:35 PM (NOIQH)

652 Romney is betting that tax returns will show Trump to be a Potemkin Billionaire.

Before Donald got rolling this might have been effective.
Posted by: DaveA


All of these dumb shits decided instead to duke it our for 2nd and 3rd place.

They could have blown up Trump on Day 1 but they decided to tear each other apart while Trump was leading by 20 points the whole time.

And now they are out of time.

Posted by: Tivoli at February 25, 2016 12:35 PM (6ejxM)

653 not everything is a thing

and I am paranoid and I think that

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 12:35 PM (zOTsN)

654 Bully!

Posted by: Ted at February 25, 2016 12:35 PM (FkBIv)

655 This is about me, isn't it?
Posted by: Edward Danson
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Pfft. You little worm.

Posted by: Edward Turner at February 25, 2016 12:35 PM (n22zQ)

656 Talk about stuck on a name, whenever I hear "Ted" I think about some on the unbearable "Ted" talks I've been shanghaied into attending at my inlaws senior living ghetto.
Posted by: kraken at February 25, 2016 12:32 PM (sdxPm)

TED talks blow.

God that was brave

*takes rest of day off*

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 12:35 PM (xuouz)

657 Calling it "racist" is.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 25, 2016 12:28 PM (kdS6q)


Agreed.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 25, 2016 12:35 PM (afR/C)

658 votermom, great post on your blog and great links in it. Thanks for sharing

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 12:35 PM (xuouz)

659 650-- Not even close.

Posted by: kraken at February 25, 2016 12:35 PM (sdxPm)

660 ***"you look like a jerk and kinda racist every time you post like that."***





And you look like a SJW crybully when you say stupid shit like this.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 25, 2016 12:12 PM (Wckf4)


No... no I don't.

Ted Cruz has gone by a short form for his middle name (Edward) his entire life... as do many sons who are named after their fathers.
Insisting on calling him Rafael is: A) confusing as that is the name his FATHER is known by, B) a showing of pettiness as Scribbler knows he goes by Ted and C) a kinda racist attempt to remind people that Cruz has a foreign name.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 25, 2016 12:35 PM (OrI3J)

661 Edward Moore Kennedy is Ted.

-
And "Moore" is a reference to his pants size.

Posted by: The Great White R.R. Snark at February 25, 2016 12:36 PM (Nwg0u)

662 Cruz's middle name is "Edward". So now it's racist to not call someone by a name they grabbed out of thin air?


Seriously?

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 25, 2016 12:36 PM (bZ7mE)

663 Did Hillary ever release the transcripts of her paid 'speeches'?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2016 12:36 PM (n22zQ)

664 Seriously. Edward Moore Kennedy is Ted.



I honestly didn't know that. I had a cousin Edward, who was always "Eddie". (Had. He passed)

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 12:36 PM (tBimT)

665 Posted by: The Beaver at February 25, 2016 12:33 PM (Fmupd)
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How did you get that nickname, anyway? Did you come home one day with a branch in your mouth?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 25, 2016 12:36 PM (TjTgM)

666
'Ted' is a very common nickname for Edward as well as Theodore.

Posted by: mustbequantum



Or "Beaver."



Posted by: Theodore Cleaver at February 25, 2016 12:33 PM (FkBIv)
_________
Sometimes growing up without television really kills me in trivia. My parents caved and bought a 12" bw to watch the moon landing.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 25, 2016 12:37 PM (MIKMs)

667 Leland Yee gets 5 years.

Should be more.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 25, 2016 12:37 PM (/D5Lf)

668 They could have blown up Trump on Day 1 but they decided to tear each other apart while Trump was leading by 20 points the whole time.
And now they are out of time.
Posted by: Tivoli at February 25, 2016 12:35 PM (6ejxM)

The sheer clueless arrogance of this phenomenon is How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Donald.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 12:37 PM (xuouz)

669 Teddy Broheim.

You people are stuck in argue loop 505. What's up.

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 12:37 PM (qUNWi)

670 Quelle Surprise

Donald Trump: Immigration Hypocrite

http://tinyurl.com/zrmq2qs

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 25, 2016 12:38 PM (lVU49)

671 So the NCAA's are nigh.

Any favorites?

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 12:38 PM (qUNWi)

672 TED talks blow.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 12:35 PM (xuouz)




The only one I've run across that was really worthwhile was the one Mike Rowe did.

https://youtu.be/IRVdiHu1VCc

Posted by: Country Singer at February 25, 2016 12:38 PM (8Y7+f)

673 Ann needs to get a good orgasm.

---

is there another kind?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2016 12:38 PM (oGRue)

674 Cruz's middle name is "Edward". So now it's racist to not call someone by a name they grabbed out of thin air?
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 25, 2016 12:26 PM (kdS6q)

When the right does it, it's not usually racist, but when lefties do it? Oh yeah, it's racist. A lot of them insist on calling him Rafael, and they also call Jindal "Piyush" and Nikki Haley "Nimrata". It's their way of implying that the person is a self-loathing minority because they use a nickname. It's racist because it implies that people of some ethnicities aren't entitled to use anglicized names.

Posted by: stace at February 25, 2016 12:38 PM (ozZau)

675 **pushes on belly**

Everyone calls me "Teddy."

Let's be friends. Would you like me to tell you a story?

Posted by: Edward Ruxpin at February 25, 2016 12:38 PM (H9MG5)

676
Those aren't trees.

They're Ents.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 25, 2016 12:39 PM (P/8aq)

677 I am sure Cruz's family as called him "Ted" since he was small becuase he and his father share the same name. Big deal. Lots of familys do this


Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 12:29 PM (zOTsN)


Heh. My father was known as "Ted" since his childhood, despite the fact that neither of his given names could remotely be rendered into "Ted". He ran a business under that name for many years, too. I daresay that most people who knew him never knew his real given names, not that it was ever any kind of secret.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 25, 2016 12:39 PM (afR/C)

678 Tilikum ... There's this guy here that's always pointing out the similarities between now and 1930s Germany.

But whatever ... Dude's a crank.

Anywho ... One big difference between 21st Century Americans and 1930s Jews ...

Posted by: Irony at February 25, 2016 12:39 PM (BHaRb)

679 just remember, her G-spot is to the right.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2016 12:39 PM (oGRue)

680 Holy Crap.

We're still on this thread??

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 12:39 PM (8XRCm)

681 Angry orgasm.

Sarcastic orgasm.

Organism

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 12:40 PM (qUNWi)

682 Ted Cruz has gone by a short form for his middle name (Edward) his entire life... as do many sons who are named after their fathers.
Insisting on calling him Rafael is: A) confusing as that is the name his FATHER is known by, B) a showing of pettiness as Scribbler knows he goes by Ted and C) a kinda racist attempt to remind people that Cruz has a foreign name.
Posted by: redbanzai at February 25, 2016 12:35 PM (OrI3J)


That's what I told those stupid hobbits during my campaign. Don't say Hussein. Don't say it!

Posted by: Juan McCain at February 25, 2016 12:40 PM (Fmupd)

683 You people are stuck in argue loop 505.

No we're not.

Posted by: Arguer at February 25, 2016 12:40 PM (FkBIv)

684 Posted by: The Beaver at February 25, 2016 12:33 PM (Fmupd)
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How did you get that nickname, anyway? Did you come home one day with a branch in your mouth?



At conception. Ward pounded that beaver.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 12:40 PM (tBimT)

685 As to TED talks,you want Mike Rowe, you get a vapid ex - perfesser who talks about the subject in a vapid perfesser manner, sucking alll the juices out of the subject like a famished spider in the window sill.

Posted by: kraken at February 25, 2016 12:41 PM (sdxPm)

686 Leland Yee gets 5 years.
Should be more.
Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 25, 2016 12:37 PM (/D5Lf)

It definitely should but at least that cocksniffer is in prison, it was looking for the longest time like he'd skate.

Yon makes some noise indicating he thinks the whole case, and Chris Christie too, is tied to Chinese infiltration of state governments, but he leaves that mostly unspoken.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 12:41 PM (xuouz)

687 658 votermom, great post on your blog and great links in it. Thanks for sharing
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 12:35 PM (xuouz)

Obviously you are a person of great taste and discernment!
Thank you!

Posted by: @votermom at February 25, 2016 12:41 PM (cbfNE)

688 Srsly? No snark. I honestly thought Ted was short for Theodore.

As in Roosevelt. Teddy.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 12:32 PM (tBimT)


Both actually... as well other names that are close to Edward like Edwin and Edmond. My ex, for instance was an Edwin the 4th. He went by Ed, his dad went by Ted and his granddad went by their middle name.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 25, 2016 12:41 PM (OrI3J)

689 You people are stuck in argue loop 505. What's up.
Posted by: eleven


Crush eleven! Stomp him! Kick him to the curb! Stab him in the spleen!

Speak ill of his nieces! Rifle through his bank accounts! Expose his pron collection! Discredit his mother's cooking!

Call his ancestry into question! Say it's not even his ancestry because he's the bastard son of an Ohio mailman!

Punch him in the nuts! Do bad things in his no-no place!




Nothing personal, brah. Just changing things up as you asked.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2016 12:41 PM (1xUj/)

690 We're still on this thread??

It's 12:43, you really think Ace is awake yet?

Posted by: Ian S. at February 25, 2016 12:41 PM (KUTP5)

691 They often call me Speedoo.

Posted by: Mr. Earl at February 25, 2016 12:42 PM (n22zQ)

692 No we're not.

ok Marco Rubio what's 5 divided by zero?

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 12:42 PM (qUNWi)

693 Ace is awake.

Posted by: HH at February 25, 2016 12:42 PM (DrCtv)

694 John Waynes first name was Marion. What a fraud

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 12:42 PM (zOTsN)

695 Leland Yee gets 5 years.

Should be more.
Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 25, 2016 12:37 PM (/D5Lf)

What's funny is I learned of this news from one of the pc gaming sites I follow. Apparently he went after the gaming industry after the Sandy Hook shooting.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 25, 2016 12:42 PM (AJeMv)

696 How did you get that nickname, anyway? Did you come home one day with a branch in your mouth?

Wally had a hard time pronouncing Theodore and it came out as Beaver.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 25, 2016 12:42 PM (FkBIv)

697 Nood

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 25, 2016 12:43 PM (UnJ7w)

698

"Dickhead" is short for people who "make the name other people are known by" an issue.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 12:43 PM (8XRCm)

699 >The question then becomes... what would stop you from voting if you wished to? Besides your own reverence for Law?


I married an American, I love him and I love living in North Dakota with him, plus, as you said, total reverence for the law. Being deported for falsely voting would devastate our marriage/our lives/our families lives.


>Is there any mechanism in place to ensure you are a citizen...

hmm, I don't think so. I have a valid ND license, I can provide residency for 16 years .... although in my case, I live in a teeny town so everyone knew me as the outsider/immigrant from the get-go, so if I went to the town fire station to vote, they would not allow me, "if" they understood the restrictions of my legal status.



Posted by: cind at February 25, 2016 12:43 PM (nRbbW)

700 >>The only one I've run across that was really worthwhile was the one Mike Rowe did.


That one is THE BEST.
Love Rowe, love his common sense message.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2016 12:43 PM (NOIQH)

701 "Ned" is also a short form for Edward, BTW. Edward is a very old Anglo-Saxon name, and has garnered quite a lot of forms over the last 100 years.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 25, 2016 12:43 PM (bZ7mE)

702 Just re-skimmed the sidebar piece from TheDC about "establishment conservatives." Yep, it's still as stupid as it was when I skimmed it this morning.

Posted by: Sambo at February 25, 2016 12:43 PM (CwNIZ)

703 Whatever you do never ever call my ancestry into question.

Serial.

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 12:44 PM (qUNWi)

704 Cruz's middle name is "Edward". So now it's racist to not call someone by a name they grabbed out of thin air?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 25, 2016 12:26 PM (kdS6q)


Really Laurie? Thin air?

Posted by: redbanzai at February 25, 2016 12:44 PM (OrI3J)

705 I call my own ancestry into question. A mutt, I love ancestry but always a bit afraid of what I will find

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 12:45 PM (zOTsN)

706 187
A five dollar donation to the first person that can make a pun out of "pumpernickel".

*
*
I wouldn't lower myself for a nickel. Her dime is the lowest I'll go.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 25, 2016 12:46 PM (TjTgM)

707 Pumpernickel, I hardly knew her!

Posted by: ThunderB at February 25, 2016 12:46 PM (zOTsN)

708 Heh. My father was known as "Ted" since his childhood, despite the fact that neither of his given names could remotely be rendered into "Ted". He ran a business under that name for many years, too. I daresay that most people who knew him never knew his real given names, not that it was ever any kind of secret.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 25, 2016 12:39 PM (afR/C)

Heh, there was a tough, well-respected old geezer in the beach town where I hang out who was nicknamed Susie. When he was a kid his mom ran a boarding house and he had to hang the laundry. He'd make a joke of it by wearing a sunbonnet while doing the chore, and the boarders called him Sunbonnet Susie. After that he was never again called by his real name for the rest of life.

Posted by: stace at February 25, 2016 12:47 PM (ozZau)

709 Heh, there was a tough, well-respected old geezer in the beach town where I hang out who was nicknamed Susie. When he was a kid his mom ran a boarding house and he had to hang the laundry. He'd make a joke of it by wearing a sunbonnet while doing the chore, and the boarders called him Sunbonnet Susie. After that he was never again called by his real name for the rest of life.

Posted by: stace at February 25, 2016 12:47 PM (ozZau)

That is a great story. I bet he has great stories, especially if you spring for a beer or two!

Posted by: Moki at February 25, 2016 12:51 PM (7q2ch)

710 Leland Yee gets 5 years.

Should be more.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 25, 2016 12:37 PM (/D5Lf)


I agree. That is not nearly long enough.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 25, 2016 12:51 PM (OrI3J)

711 That is a great story. I bet he has great stories, especially if you spring for a beer or two!
Posted by: Moki at February 25, 2016 12:51 PM (7q2ch)

Yeah, he's passed on, but I heard that story at the old hardware store, where his granddaughter works. I asked her for fishing tips and started getting old island stories along with the tips. It was fun and would be even better with a few beers.

Posted by: stace at February 25, 2016 12:57 PM (ozZau)

712 Even a 1 point victory by Trump--with Kasich or Rubio 2nd--gets Trump 100% of those delegates.

That's
why March 15 is the absolute knock-out--not just that but, we will have
passed the point where over half of the total delegates will have been
voted.

Trump will have a lead large enough after that, that not
even running the table in the remaining winner-take-all states (some 500
delegates) will get the nomination.


Posted by: RoyalOil at February 25, 2016 11:16 AM (fQ/0p)

Trump has to win 8 states by majority (not plurality) vote or it goes to a brokered convention.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 25, 2016 01:03 PM (OrI3J)

713 180 Dont forget the Space X launch around 3 ish.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 25, 2016 10:41 AM (iQIUe)


Thanks for the alert! Love seeing that booster land! Real Buck Rogers stuff. SpaceX is not optimistic about the chances of this one landing because of where they are having to attempt to put the payload, but lowering our expectations will make a success that much sweeter. If they stick one of these open ocean landings it's going to be a big deal.

Here's a link to the launch stream (liftoff is scheduled for around 6:45ET).

http://www.spacex.com/webcast

Posted by: goon at February 25, 2016 01:10 PM (gy5kE)

714 Great painting today! His city scenes are excellent also, I mention that in case anyone hasn't done a search, and the perspectives he uses are so interesting. Next lifetime, I'm gonna' learn me some paintin'. It must be such a fulfilling thing to be able to capture something like that without using any technology (other than the painting gear).

Posted by: goon at February 25, 2016 01:18 PM (gy5kE)

715 The Japanese Happiness Realization party are corporatists so they must be right wing............except they aren't.

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 25, 2016 01:42 PM (1RQsP)

716 In case I didn't say it before, (I can't recall) because my brain is a little foggy right now, that is an absolutely gorgeous painting.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2016 01:48 PM (w4NZ8)

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