Trump Eyeing Dramatic Cuts to Government?

There are some large claims made here. I do not know how to take Trump's grandiose claims.

Jazz Shaw digests it and comments on it, but here's the Hill article he quotes.


Donald Trump is ready to take an ax to government spending.

Staffers for the Trump transition team have been meeting with career staff at the White House ahead of Friday's presidential inauguration to outline their plans for shrinking the federal bureaucracy, The Hill has learned.

The changes they propose are dramatic.

The departments of Commerce and Energy would see major reductions in funding, with programs under their jurisdiction either being eliminated or transferred to other agencies. The departments of Transportation, Justice and State would see significant cuts and program eliminations.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting would be privatized, while the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities would be eliminated entirely.

Overall, the blueprint being used by Trump's team would reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion over 10 years.

I'll believe it when I see it, but Trump has surprised many of us before.

Posted by: Ace at 01:48 PM




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1 First!?

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 19, 2017 01:50 PM (8hICw)

2 I predict the cuts will YUUUUGGGGEEE, luxurious and very classy.

The best cuts to government ever made. Everyone will say this.

I can't wait.

Posted by: Lily Formerly of HotAir (Now from AoSHQ) at January 19, 2017 01:50 PM (vivhj)

3
Govt largess is the where congress derives its power. I don't see it happening either, but I sure hope so.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 19, 2017 01:50 PM (ODxAs)

4 Cut, cut, cut!

Posted by: Flyboy at January 19, 2017 01:50 PM (h4Av0)

5 Unveil the mighty SchadenSword.

Posted by: Roy at January 19, 2017 01:51 PM (fWLrt)

6 That's twice today, score!

On topic:

It's about time for the CPB.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 19, 2017 01:51 PM (8hICw)

7 hUUUUUUUUUUUUge cuts ....



well, somebody had to say it ...

Posted by: Adriane the Pithy Saying Critic ... at January 19, 2017 01:51 PM (AoK0a)

8 One of my dreams is having a first lady who doesn't promote a damned
thing. I don't need anyone telling me to just say no, or to read to my
kids, or to quit eating junk food. Just stay in the fucking kitchen
making the President tasty batches of sammiches.

Posted by: kathysaysso at January 19, 2017 01:51 PM (43OZ6)

9 But it was built by slaves,right bitch?

http://tinyurl.com/zuharqn

Posted by: steevy at January 19, 2017 01:52 PM (r/0kC)

10 I am not sure if Trump will go through with the cuts as advertised 100%.
However, the Leftards DO think he will do it. And their panic is delightful to behold.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 19, 2017 01:52 PM (ry4ab)

11 I'll re-post it because I *just* wrote about it in the bleeding-out Tucker thread:

Re: PBS

During the Alabama / Clemson game I saw an HBO commercial with Big
Bird featured prominently. Between HBO, the iPad apps, officially
licensed pajamas, etc., they clearly do not need taxpayers' support. Cut
them off immediately.

Posted by: Sonofabitch Johnson at January 19, 2017 01:52 PM (Halhc)

12 Show me don't tell me.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 19, 2017 01:53 PM (IqV8l)

13 When do we stop being surprised? Trump already did more for actual conservatism than the Bush family.

Posted by: trev006 at January 19, 2017 01:53 PM (qRR5v)

14 Well sonafabitch. Off, sock.

Posted by: Sonofabitch Johnson at January 19, 2017 01:53 PM (Halhc)

15 Each of these entities has lobbying groups that will explain how essentially crucial these entities and there programs are to various representatives and senators. That's where the roadblocks will be found.

The president proposes and congress disposes.

(Now if Trump actually is able to achieve any of this then I will consider him a political savant and all of critics to be blind fools.)

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Get Your Inaugural Whines at the Outrage Outlet! at January 19, 2017 01:54 PM (hLRSq)

16 How long before a GOPe stooge starts whining, "We can't do that! Someone might get angry!!"

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 19, 2017 01:54 PM (4ErVI)

17 "Overall, the blueprint being used by Trump's team would reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion over 10 years."

And this, right here, is why we need to abolish the federal income tax again. It is bullshit that the leviathan can grow so large.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 19, 2017 01:54 PM (92kX2)

18 At least the talk is in the right direction. I'm sure congrescritters will have a say. But there is at least a Republican majority. But talk is good. battlespace prep....

Posted by: USNtakim at January 19, 2017 01:54 PM (hMqvx)

19 They can use those funds to research a cure for 100 million schanenboners

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at January 19, 2017 01:54 PM (h/uSM)

20 Safe to assume that those leaking are ProgTards...

a 1/2% cut would be dramatic to theses Ass Lamprey.

Posted by: garrett at January 19, 2017 01:54 PM (tdv0F)

21
Posted by: kathysaysso at January 19, 2017 01:51 PM <<<<<

Sounds good, but I think its also ok if she walks around in a half buttoned flannel shirt and some tight jeans.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 19, 2017 01:54 PM (ODxAs)

22 8 One of my dreams is having a first lady who doesn't promote a damned thing. I don't need anyone telling me to just say no, or to read to my kids, or to quit eating junk food. Just stay in the fucking kitchen making the President tasty batches of sammiches.
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I want to go back to Fancy Nancy and have a First Lady whose first duty will be to tastefully redecorate the White House and throw glittery parties that the D.C. establishment will be forced to attend, and be forced to enjoy. If she wants to tell kids "Just Say No to Islam" on the side, it's OK by me.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 19, 2017 01:54 PM (ry4ab)

23 I'm cautiously optimistic; I keep reminding myself that Trump is not a politician, he is a businessman and they tend to keep their promises or else they won't be in business for too long..so there is a good chance he will do his best to make this happen.

Posted by: IC at January 19, 2017 01:55 PM (a0IVu)

24 Pen and phone.

Say it, bitchez.

Posted by: Golfman at January 19, 2017 01:55 PM (k0S3A)

25 Cut CPB? oh pleasepleaseplease.

Posted by: vivi at January 19, 2017 01:55 PM (11H2y)

26 >> Show me don't tell me.


Check your Phone.

Posted by: Carlos Danger at January 19, 2017 01:55 PM (tdv0F)

27 Isthmus of Florida? Or my schadenboner? Verrrry difficult to tell, really . . .

from space, that is.

Posted by: Publius Redux at January 19, 2017 01:55 PM (Fb9aZ)

28 He's cutting the size of government which is something the Dems would only do to the military.
Notice the article mentions nothing about entitlements.

Posted by: The real fake news. at January 19, 2017 01:55 PM (VjZ79)

29 This is awesome news. He isn't campaigning any more, so exaggerating wouldn't do him any good.

Posted by: Chris M at January 19, 2017 01:55 PM (eAZVt)

30 Govt largess is the where congress derives its power. I don't see it happening either, but I sure hope so.



Go large or go home.
Go large and make 'em defend why they won't cut.
Make they play in your stadium. Stay on offense. Make Congress stay on defense.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 19, 2017 01:55 PM (PukHz)

31 finally

a man in charge

Posted by: concrete girl at January 19, 2017 01:55 PM (QmEKL)

32 Willowed, because of course. But I love my own ideas so much that I'll repost them again. No need to thank me. Here goes:

Ace, I think you should drunk blog the inauguration tomorrow, sockpuppeting as drunk Hillary.

Posted by: TexasDan at January 19, 2017 01:55 PM (yL25O)

33 (Now if Trump actually is able to achieve any of this then I will consider him a political savant and all of critics to be blind fools.)
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Get Your Inaugural Whines at the Outrage Outlet! at January 19, 2017 01:54 PM (hLRSq)

Yeah, it would be a change on the level of FDR/LBJ, but in reverse.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 19, 2017 01:55 PM (92kX2)

34 Legislation is where the rubber hits the road. When I see a passed bill on his desk, I'll celebrate.

Posted by: joncelli, whose moobs are not calm at January 19, 2017 01:55 PM (1FhAQ)

35
How long before a GOPe stooge starts whining, "We can't do that! Someone might get angry!!"
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis


Their spouse's friends.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 19, 2017 01:55 PM (IqV8l)

36 If we get half the proposed cuts, it's winning bigly.

If we get any actual cuts, still a win.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 19, 2017 01:55 PM (YEelc)

37 I actually believe that he will do this, because there is zero political capital to be gained by proposing it. There's not Lucy with a football advantage, unless he actually means it.

I'm feeling hopeful for once, and I don't know how to feel.

Posted by: sunny-dee at January 19, 2017 01:56 PM (QAOZh)

38 "Conservatives" hardest hit?


(of the NeverTrump variety, I mean)

Posted by: rhomboid at January 19, 2017 01:56 PM (QDnY+)

39 Seee!!!! This is what happens when you have a Business Man running Government!!!

MASS HYSTERIA!

Posted by: Government Unions at January 19, 2017 01:56 PM (qf6WZ)

40 If Trump gets 25% of what he's listing for cuts he will be a Hero. I'd like more but any movement downward is more than any other candidate was going to give us.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 19, 2017 01:56 PM (aVYsC)

41 The Corporation for Public Broadcasting would be privatized, while the
National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the
Humanities would be eliminated entirely.

Get ready for it...HE'S GOING TO KILL BIG BIRD!!!!!!

Posted by: tu3031 at January 19, 2017 01:56 PM (qJhUV)

42 Headline - Trump goes Carrie Nation on Federal bureaucracy

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 19, 2017 01:56 PM (XdfIf)

43 >>> During the Alabama / Clemson game I saw an HBO commercial with Big Bird featured prominently. Between HBO, the iPad apps, officially licensed pajamas, etc., they clearly do not need taxpayers' support. Cut them off immediately. Posted by: Sonofabitch Johnson at January 19, 2017 01:52 PM (Halhc)

Big Bird is in the 1%, libs like to forget that. Years of kids clamoring for Tickle Me Elmo and other toys have made CPB extremely rich.

I grew up with Sesame Street, it and Mr Rogers have soft places in my heart. But for goodness sake, PBS does not need more of my tax money. Especially the joke of a show that the left slanting Frontline is.

Posted by: LizLem at January 19, 2017 01:56 PM (hvf9s)

44 Frontline narrator hardest hit.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 19, 2017 01:57 PM (IqV8l)

45 This is so great!
Here's an experiment that anyone can do to realize just how great this is.
If you can still find one, find a phone book.
Look at it from on edge. There will be white pages, yellow pages and (usually) blue pages. The blue pages are government.
Now thumb through those pages and stop randomly. Look at some of the jobs and titles there.
Complete waste and BS.
And remember, your taxes pay for that phone, that phone line, and as that phones rings on a desk, the computer that is sitting next to the phone. The waste is enormous.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 19, 2017 01:57 PM (0tfLf)

46 10.Yes,even if this is just a softening tactic hopefully reality will be at least half the cuts

Posted by: Greg61 at January 19, 2017 01:57 PM (PuFjU)

47 Less that 24 hours left for that Fuck Fredo.

What ever PE Trump does is better than the alternative. I have high hopes but go into this with my eyes wide open. Not my first rodeo. But The FAB will never be President and we should still have The Court.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 19, 2017 01:57 PM (sRFAL)

48 It's about time for the CPB.
Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 19, 2017 01:51 PM (8hICw)

Yup. And the Arts and Humanities will do just fine as charities.

Bring it DJT!

Posted by: Thuggish Ruggish at January 19, 2017 01:57 PM (wx6iv)

49 Beck was reporting yesterday that the congress is planning on increasing the debt 11 trillion in the next 10 years contrary to the above story.

Posted by: R. DUKE at January 19, 2017 01:57 PM (ONH2e)

50 Both links go to hotair.

Posted by: Methos at January 19, 2017 01:57 PM (3Liv/)

51 I get the feeling this is a negotiation tactic. He's threatening slash and burn policies so he can go in with the strong hand and negotiate downward.

Posted by: Dr. Mr. Badman at January 19, 2017 01:57 PM (cfjq1)

52 well...bye.








Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at January 19, 2017 01:57 PM (toH8T)

53 Has he come out with defunding Planned Parenthood yet?

If someone could please google that for me. Thanks.

Posted by: TexasDan at January 19, 2017 01:57 PM (yL25O)

54 Ah ain't noways tarred yet.

Posted by: West at January 19, 2017 01:57 PM (1Rgee)

55 Just stay in the fucking kitchen
making the President tasty batches of sammiches.

Posted by: kathysaysso at January 19, 2017 01:51 PM (43OZ6)
...........

I think she should be allowed out occasionally to answer the front door... in her bathrobe.

Posted by: wth at January 19, 2017 01:58 PM (HgMAr)

56 >>Both links go to hotair.


Ewok are loyal to a fault.

Posted by: garrett at January 19, 2017 01:58 PM (tdv0F)

57 Get ready for it...HE'S GOING TO KILL BIG BIRD!!!!!!

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At least it's (his/hers/whatever's/?'s) public supported nest egg

Posted by: auscolpyr at January 19, 2017 01:58 PM (suO/a)

58 Trump is treating this as a businessman coming in to fix a failing company. Good.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at January 19, 2017 01:58 PM (gqpF8)

59 53 Has he come out with defunding Planned Parenthood yet?

If someone could please google that for me. Thanks.

Posted by: TexasDan at January 19, 2017 01:57 PM (yL25O)

That came from Ryan. They're going to attempt it. Or since it came from Ryan it's failure theater. We'll see.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 19, 2017 01:59 PM (4ErVI)

60 Get ready for it...HE'S GOING TO KILL BIG BIRD!!!!!!

Posted by: tu3031 at January 19, 2017 01:56 PM (qJhUV

HBO now owns Big Bird.

Posted by: Dr. Mr. Badman at January 19, 2017 01:59 PM (cfjq1)

61 This is all wonderful but I'll cheer when he reveals the new seating chart for the Press Room. And who gets press credentials. heh.

Posted by: vivi at January 19, 2017 01:59 PM (11H2y)

62 Get ready for it...HE'S GOING TO KILL BIG BIRD!!!!!!
Posted by: tu3031 at January 19, 2017 01:56 PM (qJhUV)


Suuure, Big Bird gets off easy.

Posted by: The Chicken at January 19, 2017 01:59 PM (yL25O)

63
Frontline narrator hardest hit.

What about me? And my violin players!

Posted by: Ken Burns at January 19, 2017 01:59 PM (qJhUV)

64 If Trump's only two notable accomplishments in these 4 years are increased border security and taking an axe to the federal leviathan, then he'll be the best President we've had in my lifetime.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 19, 2017 01:59 PM (KUaJL)

65 The one knock I usually concede regarding Trump is that I don't know how serious he is about "smaller" government, at least on his watch.

I hope the rumors are true that he does plan some real fiscal reforms.

But I really think the conservative agenda is far more likely to be scuttled by asshole Republicans in the Senate that said they couldn't support Trump because he wasn't a true conservative that will now try and enable to Democrats so they can have their "I told you so" moment.

Posted by: Maritime at January 19, 2017 01:59 PM (PqoGA)

66 Yes, yes, yes, only delivered results, in the form of appropriations bills (remember those??), will "mean anything".


But that such talk is even refreshing, stirring, notable, etc. is another measure of how far down the tubes we are. And how useless the GOP has become.


Others have pointed it out already, but we're in a situation where the Dems (vile, deranged, un-American, irresponsible, and generally stupid) are hardly an issue. It's Ryan and his ilk that are the main thing standing between us and a freer, more prosperous, more secure, more American America.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 19, 2017 01:59 PM (QDnY+)

67 Get ready for it...HE'S GOING TO KILL BIG BIRD!!!!!!
Posted by: tu3031




Barn door shut after horse leaves.
Sesame Street was sold to HBO.
Big Bird is already private.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 19, 2017 01:59 PM (PukHz)

68 schadenboner level - Over 9,000

Posted by: Distracted drivin.... SQUIRREL! at January 19, 2017 01:59 PM (DVC2D)

69 It will be interesting to see how the cuts, if any, are reported on. It has always, heretofore, been reported as if any tiny little change in the rate of growth in a government program is a dramatic cut of mammoth proportions that will cause the death or unemployment of millions.

But NOW, do they report cuts in growth as the minimalist trivia it is, or go along as they always have shrieking at the unfairness of it all, thereby giving Trump credit for keeping a campaign promise.

Or, since every proposed cut has always been the worst thing ever, how can they report actual bloodletting?

More popcorn, please. And maybe some Raisinettes and a Coke while you're up.

Posted by: Lily Formerly of HotAir (Now from AoSHQ) at January 19, 2017 01:59 PM (vivhj)

70 21
Posted by: kathysaysso at January 19, 2017 01:51 PM

Sounds good, but I think its also ok if she walks around in a half buttoned flannel shirt and some tight jeans.
----------
Message to Boys of America.
See that hawt thing on The Donald's arm? If you work hard, become successful, avoid becoming a Leftard Gamma Male, and have your name on large buildings, you can land a trophy wife like that.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 19, 2017 01:59 PM (ry4ab)

71 Given the way Trump has been playing the MSM, I would think that:

A] He's doing this as stray voltage - driving the narrative to what he wants it to be to drive the Left nuts with fear

- and/or -

B] Being Mr. "Art of the Deal" this is opening bid - drastic cuts! - which is setting the stage for negotiating these drastic cuts down to not-quite-as-drastic cuts in which the feds will tell themselves was a win for them.

Trump is fun, huh?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 19, 2017 01:59 PM (NOIQH)

72 "49 Beck was reporting yesterday that the congress is planning on increasing the debt 11 trillion in the next 10 years contrary to the above story"


Uh, that would be a net reduction versus Obama's past and projected future budgets.

Posted by: West at January 19, 2017 01:59 PM (1Rgee)

73 Beck was reporting yesterday that the congress is planning on increasing
the debt 11 trillion in the next 10 years contrary to the above story.

==

Beck?

The man's choo choo does not go all the way into the station, if you know what I mean.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at January 19, 2017 01:59 PM (toH8T)

74 >>> I'm feeling hopeful for once, and I don't know how to feel. Posted by: sunny-dee at January 19, 2017 01:56 PM (QAOZh)

I know right? It still feels surreal.

Maybe Michelle was right, just 8 years too early...hope is finally makin' a comeback!

Posted by: LizLem at January 19, 2017 01:59 PM (hvf9s)

75 Why not go large?

It isn't like the Democrats and their loyal fellow travelers can hate him even more.

Go big Donald. Go really BIG!

Posted by: rd at January 19, 2017 01:59 PM (iT57s)

76 How long before a GOPe stooge starts whining, "We can't do that! Someone might get angry!!"

Paging Thom Tillis

Posted by: Al Leppo at January 19, 2017 02:00 PM (vmsda)

77 The departments of Commerce and Energy would see major reductions in funding,

Sha-WING!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 19, 2017 02:00 PM (ul9CR)

78 >>Get ready for it...HE'S GOING TO KILL BIG BIRD!!!!!!


HBO's Big Bird?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 19, 2017 02:00 PM (NOIQH)

79 19
They can use those funds to research a cure for 100 million schanenboners

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at January 19, 2017 01:54 PM (h/uSM)

Why waste money on the uncureable?

Posted by: local news at January 19, 2017 02:00 PM (1isJI)

80 Trump is treating this as a businessman coming in to fix a failing company. Good.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at January 19, 2017 01:58 PM (gqpF

Sell of MASS?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 19, 2017 02:00 PM (sRFAL)

81 I believe that April 15th is going to be really special this year.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at January 19, 2017 02:00 PM (toH8T)

82 Entitlements are a harder nut to crack. If Trump can get some momentum with smaller victories, as well as an improving economy to provide jobs, then he has a lot better chance of getting real entitlement reform through Congress.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at January 19, 2017 02:01 PM (gqpF8)

83 Trish Regan talking about this now....

Posted by: Tami at January 19, 2017 02:01 PM (Enq6K)

84 70, Message to Boys of America.

See that hawt thing on The Donald's arm? If you work hard, become
successful, avoid becoming a Leftard Gamma Male, and have your name on
large buildings, you can land a trophy wife like that.



Posted by: exdem13 at January 19, 2017 01:59 PM (ry4ab)
Great advice for young boys.

Posted by: IC at January 19, 2017 02:01 PM (a0IVu)

85 44 Frontline narrator hardest hit.
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You mean Stacey Keach will have to go back to ACTING?!?!?

Posted by: exdem13 at January 19, 2017 02:01 PM (ry4ab)

86 2017: The Year of the Schadenboner

Posted by: L, Elle at January 19, 2017 02:01 PM (Rsi2C)

87 61 This is all wonderful but I'll cheer when he reveals the new seating chart for the Press Room. And who gets press credentials. heh.
Posted by: vivi at January 19, 2017 01:59 PM (11H2y)

I really do like that they are talking about inviting a LOT more media into the press box. This is something that should have been done with W. Stop this kabuki show with hostile media outlets and start legitimizing other sources- it can only help you.

And the Daily Mail has been doing a lot of the work our own media refuse to do- give them a seat at the table and talk to them about setting up outlets here in the states.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 19, 2017 02:01 PM (92kX2)

88
16 How long before a GOPe stooge Paul Ryan starts whining, "We can't do that! Someone might get angry!!"

Posted by: rd at January 19, 2017 02:02 PM (iT57s)

89
Trish Regan talking about this now....


Posted by: Tami
===

so jealous...

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at January 19, 2017 02:02 PM (toH8T)

90 So PE Trump is staying at Blair House tonight.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 19, 2017 02:02 PM (sRFAL)

91 62 Get ready for it...HE'S GOING TO KILL BIG BIRD!!!!!!
Posted by: tu3031 at January 19, 2017 01:56 PM (qJhUV)

Suuure, Big Bird gets off easy.
Posted by: The Chicken at January 19, 2017 01:59 PM (yL25O)

actual conversation when my Son was 5...

'Dad, is Big Bird a boy, or a girl'

Son, I really don't know....'


And 20 years later? All this confusion over Gender identity....

Kinda makes ya go.... hmmmmmm

Posted by: Don Q. going hmmmmmm at January 19, 2017 02:02 PM (qf6WZ)

92 A cure for the Schadenboner?

Now that would deserve Proxmire's Golden Fleece Award.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 19, 2017 02:02 PM (XdfIf)

93 Barn door shut after horse leaves.

Sesame Street was sold to HBO.

Big Bird is already private.

Doesn't mean they still won't use it. What do the rubes know?

Posted by: tu3031 at January 19, 2017 02:02 PM (qJhUV)

94 Ewok with a press card?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 19, 2017 02:02 PM (92kX2)

95 I grew up with Sesame Street, it and Mr Rogers have soft places in my heart. But for goodness sake, PBS does not need more of my tax money. Especially the joke of a show that the left slanting Frontline is.




Downton Abbey would have done just fine as a commercial venture.
Examining Your Mish Rocks? Not so much. But then, they could have community cable access time for all the viewers they get.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 19, 2017 02:02 PM (PukHz)

96 86 2017: The Year of the Schadenboner

Posted by: L, Elle at January 19, 2017 02:01 PM (Rsi2C)


Even the 'Ettes are getting boners!

Everyone gets a boner!

Is there nothing Trump can't do?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 19, 2017 02:02 PM (4ErVI)

97
I think my schadenboner might explode if he said something like "austerity for the govt equals prosperity for the people".

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 19, 2017 02:02 PM (ODxAs)

98 The first teh gays to be sacrificed: Bert and Ernie.

Posted by: NCKate at January 19, 2017 02:03 PM (oM8Np)

99 After seemingly capitulating on moving the WH press briefing room, Trump has told the whining presstitutes that they'll be begging him before long to move the pressers to a larger venue.

I believe he will be proven correct.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 19, 2017 02:03 PM (ul9CR)

100 >>
Trump is treating this as a businessman coming in to fix a failing company. Good.

Yup. It's fabulous, provided he follows through on this.
I really like what he's done so far with his cabinet picks and pwning the MSM/WH reporters.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 19, 2017 02:03 PM (NOIQH)

101 These budget cuts are gonna be YUUUUUUUUUGE

Posted by: John Nada - Formerly #NeverHillary at January 19, 2017 02:03 PM (pCUr3)

102 I think it's time for Big Bird to retire anyway and go to the rest home for aged muppets.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 19, 2017 02:03 PM (tOcW/)

103 You can't kill Schadenboner.

You can only hope to contain it.

Posted by: garrett at January 19, 2017 02:03 PM (tdv0F)

104 Any .gov employee who has to go home for a change of pants after reading this doesn't get to come back to work.

Posted by: DaveA at January 19, 2017 02:03 PM (8J/Te)

105
Limbaugh about had a frickin' orgasm when he announced this earlier.

Fingers crossed. Not for his orgasm but for Trump to do this.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 19, 2017 02:03 PM (mbhDw)

106 First Ladies - Trump divorced better looking women then Mooooshell

Posted by: Big Ben at January 19, 2017 02:03 PM (TTVQ4)

107 94 Ewok with a press card?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 19, 2017 02:02 PM (92kX2)


Not if the pressers start before noon.

Maybe they could set up a cot for Ace?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 19, 2017 02:03 PM (4ErVI)

108 is Big Bird a boy, or a girl

Yes

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 19, 2017 02:03 PM (ul9CR)

109 Fingers, toes, and eyes crossed.

Mr-soon-to-be-president Trump typically doesn't shoot himself in the foot.

Posted by: Flyoverpilgrim, still deplorable at January 19, 2017 02:04 PM (ZHm8z)

110 Get ready for it...HE'S GOING TO KILL BIG BIRD!!!!!!


Posted by: tu3031 at January 19, 2017 01:56 PM (qJhUV)


Oven roasted, or deep fried?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Get Your Inaugural Whines at the Outrage Outlet! at January 19, 2017 02:04 PM (hLRSq)

111 First Ladies - Trump divorced better looking women then Mooooshell

True dat. Marla = total MILF

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 19, 2017 02:04 PM (ul9CR)

112 " Overall, the blueprint being used by Trump's team would reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion over 10 years."

Wasn't it just a couple of years ago that Ryan was doing a happy dance over his bipartisan budget agreement that cut $20 billion (BILLION) or so over that same 10 year time frame?

Posted by: Sonofabitch Johnson at January 19, 2017 02:04 PM (Halhc)

113 One does not simply 'Cure' Schadenboner...

Posted by: Boromir at January 19, 2017 02:05 PM (tdv0F)

114 Message to Boys of America.

See that hawt thing on The Donald's arm? If you work hard, become
successful, avoid becoming a Leftard Gamma Male, and have your name on
large buildings, you can land a trophy wife like that.

Or three or four of them!

Posted by: tu3031 at January 19, 2017 02:05 PM (qJhUV)

115 78 >>Get ready for it...HE'S GOING TO KILL BIG BIRD!!!!!!


HBO's Big Bird?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 19, 2017 02:00 PM (NOIQH)

Hodor!

Posted by: Hodor at January 19, 2017 02:05 PM (7HtZB)

116 Am I the only one who's not surprised that Trump is being adamant about keeping many of his campaign promises?

The only one he seems to be reneging on was appointing an independent prosecutor to butt fuck Hillary over, but even that could change.

Posted by: John Nada - Formerly #NeverHillary at January 19, 2017 02:05 PM (pCUr3)

117 105
Limbaugh about had a frickin' orgasm when he announced this earlier.

Fingers crossed. Not for his orgasm but for Trump to do this.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 19, 2017 02:03 PM (mbhDw)

Again I will say: How nice is it to be talking about being cautiously optimistic about budget cuts and dept cutting instead of tranny's in bathrooms or lowered expectations for the military?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 19, 2017 02:05 PM (92kX2)

118 I just watched the video of Trump and his family landing in DC......I cried.....don't know why this is so emotional for me, he wasn't my candidate but I did vote for him. Melania looked gorgeous, as always. I hope it wasn't just wishful thinking but it seemed like the SS looked extra diligent and happy to be doing their jobs.....

Posted by: lindafell de spair deplorable xenophobic redneck at January 19, 2017 02:05 PM (JNDQi)

119 We don't want to kill Big Bird. We just think it's time he leaves our nest.

Posted by: Sonofabitch Johnson at January 19, 2017 02:05 PM (Halhc)

120 19 They can use those funds to research a cure for 100 million schanenboners

Posted by: buzzsaw90


100 million Kate Upton clones oughta do it.
***********

I hope everyone over the State Department took advantage of the grief counseling sessions they offered to employees (this is Not a joke) recently, to cope with the election loss.

It'll make their unemployment journey a little easier. I'd say he needs to cut that department by at least $500 million, to make up for the that same sum they sent to the UN Climate Fund just this week.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 19, 2017 02:05 PM (xpfRn)

121 Democrat partisan Walter Schaub, Director of the "Office of Government Ethics" (hahahahaha!) has gone on the offensive, releasing a graphic of Trump owned properties (more than 500 entries). The purpose is obviously to enable Democrats to harass Trump owned hotels etc, but it's still very interesting.

I'll be honest on this one: I wish he would put these ownership interests into a holding company/trust and sign over management of it to someone else while he is president. Nevertheless, it needs to be said this "Ethics" guy is an asshole.

http://tinyurl.com/h7rt9n7

Posted by: MTF at January 19, 2017 02:05 PM (X4ZNp)

122 I think she should be allowed out occasionally to answer the front door... in her bathrobe.
Posted by: wth at January 19, 2017 01:58 PM (HgMAr)


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

Ah, c'mon. Use your imagination. She answers the front door in a see-thru teddy and says her husband is so busy that he doesn't pay any attention anymore. And then she asks (coyly) what could possibly break her boredom.

Posted by: Soona at January 19, 2017 02:06 PM (Fmupd)

123 >>After seemingly capitulating on moving the WH press briefing room, Trump
has told the whining presstitutes that they'll be begging him before
long to move the pressers to a larger venue.


Yep. They haven't yet figured out that the whole "We have to move the press briefings" thing was to make them feel like they won. In exchange for giving them this "win" Trump has announced changes in seating, who is in the room.

So..manufactured win and Trump gets to do what he wanted all along.
Yep, not yet tired of the #Winning.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 19, 2017 02:06 PM (NOIQH)

124 CPB = Chupacabras Department? But how will you ever find one then?!

Oh. "PBS". Never mind.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 19, 2017 02:06 PM (lJXY3)

125 8 One of my dreams is having a first lady who doesn't promote a damned thing. I don't need anyone telling me to just say no, or to read to my kids, or to quit eating junk food.
Posted by: kathysaysso at January 19, 2017 01:51 PM
----------------------------------
AMEN.
The principal duty of the FLOTUS from the beginning has been to serve as hostess for events at the WH. That's a big enough job, even with a big social-secretary staff.

After that, she should concentrate on giving her husband (and kids) a decent home life.



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 19, 2017 02:06 PM (Nox3c)

126 This story's numbers are drawn from a Heritage budget blueprint that is fairly similar to the RSC budget from last year. It's an exercise in "if we could get everything we want, here's what we'd do."

You can slash the appropriations funneled to a lot of these programs, sure, but literally everything in here - changes in agency organization, elimination of program authorizations, passing appropriations bills with less money - requires 60 votes in the Senate at some point.

It's going to be a tough slog.

Posted by: ATaLien at January 19, 2017 02:06 PM (b96e6)

127 Trump is not the President we deserve, but he is the President we need...

Posted by: I smell something Rotten at January 19, 2017 02:06 PM (ctO3Z)

128 #Tomorrow

Posted by: An Observation at January 19, 2017 02:06 PM (pklWy)

129 Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 19, 2017 01:59 PM (KUaJL)


If he does even 2/3 of what he promised, he deserves a spot on Mount Rushmore. Or maybe his own damned mountain?

Posted by: rd at January 19, 2017 02:06 PM (iT57s)

130 94 Ewok with a press card?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 19, 2017 02:02 PM (92kX2)

For the love of all that is good YES!

Trump needs to open up the Press Corp, add people and organizations that actually care about the truth and America, and routinely mock and call out the Ministry of Truth.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at January 19, 2017 02:06 PM (WuRdh)

131 Can the NEA and NEH. Arts and humanities assholes have made it clear that the arts and humanities are just engines of "social progress" (i.e. Leftism). If they can't be non-partisan, get rid of them. Not a federal matter anyway.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 19, 2017 02:06 PM (ftcCW)

132 I keep trying to tell everyone... Trump is the stealth candidate that true conservatives have been wishing / hoping for since Reagan

Posted by: I smell something Rotten at January 19, 2017 02:06 PM (ctO3Z)

133 Wasn't it just a couple of years ago that Ryan was doing a happy dance over his bipartisan budget agreement that cut $20 billion (BILLION) or so over that same 10 year time frame?
Posted by: Sonofabitch Johnson at January 19, 2017 02:04 PM (Halhc)

That was $23 Billion over 10 years.... all from MILITARY RETIRMENTS!

/spits

Posted by: Don Q. going hmmmmmm at January 19, 2017 02:07 PM (qf6WZ)

134 111 First Ladies - Trump divorced better looking women then Mooooshell

True dat. Marla = total MILF
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 19, 2017 02:04 PM (ul9CR)

I've already told you all about the time I tried to pick up this hot older lady in the elevator at the Times Square Marquis Marriot, only to find out after that she was Marla Maples.

Posted by: josephistan at January 19, 2017 02:07 PM (7HtZB)

135 President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday that National Football League team owner Woody Johnson was going to St. James, indicating he would assume the plum diplomatic post of U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Trump referred to Johnson, owner of the New York Jets, as ambassador during remarks at a luncheon in Washington honoring supporters on the eve of his swearing in as the 45th U.S. president.


LOL. I hope he does not do for The UK what he did for The NY Jets?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 19, 2017 02:07 PM (sRFAL)

136 This hopeful optimism is itchy.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity woman extraordinary) at January 19, 2017 02:07 PM (yTnCT)

137 Tote Bags, Overpriced DVDs Hardest Hit

Posted by: tu3031 at January 19, 2017 02:07 PM (qJhUV)

138 107 94 Ewok with a press card?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 19, 2017 02:02 PM (92kX2)


Not if the pressers start before noon.

Maybe they could set up a cot for Ace?
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 19, 2017 02:03 PM (4ErVI)


Just a pie of straw adorned with pieces of discarded hobo clothing will do.

Posted by: West at January 19, 2017 02:07 PM (1Rgee)

139 129 Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 19, 2017 01:59 PM (KUaJL)


If he does even 2/3 of what he promised, he deserves a spot on Mount Rushmore. Or maybe his own damned mountain?
Posted by: rd at January 19, 2017 02:06 PM (iT57s)

Gold plate the moon, emboss it with the Trump crest

Posted by: josephistan at January 19, 2017 02:07 PM (7HtZB)

140 I swear Trump intentionally acts like a buffoon to make it easier to fuck over his enemies.

Posted by: John Nada - Formerly #NeverHillary at January 19, 2017 02:08 PM (pCUr3)

141 >>Ewok with a press card?


It wasn't as good as 'Hobo with a Shotgun'.

Posted by: garrett at January 19, 2017 02:08 PM (tdv0F)

142 >>One of my dreams is having a first lady who doesn't promote a damned
thing. I don't need anyone telling me to just say no, or to read to my
kids, or to quit eating junk food.


THIS

Posted by: Lizzy at January 19, 2017 02:08 PM (NOIQH)

143 I love that, rd. "Go really big!" Defund CPB, EPA, NEA, zero budgeting for all bureaucracies. No corporate cards for bureaucrats....But the rest of us have to keep up the pressure on the legislators, too.

I hope Trump appoints outreach to rural america and forgotten americans who came out in droves to make their voices heard and voted for him.

And I really hope he imposes a remittance tax on money being wired out of the US (why only worry about repatriating corporate profits when it's probably peanuts compared to millions of millions of immigrants (legal or not) sending money home).

And, a major FU to Hollywood - a tax on movie theatre tickets. Or closing loopholes in Hollywood accounting...and a tax on filming outside the United States. hahahaha.

Posted by: vivi at January 19, 2017 02:08 PM (11H2y)

144 110
Get ready for it...HE'S GOING TO KILL BIG BIRD!!!!!!





Posted by: tu3031 at January 19, 2017 01:56 PM (qJhUV)





Oven roasted, or deep fried?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Get Your Inaugural Whines at the Outrage Outlet! at January 19, 2017 02:04 PM (hLRSq)

Fried. Serve it up on a table with legs made from the legs of Mr. Snuffalofakus. And lots of baked beans. Lots. Want to make it interesting for Bert Ernie's evening romance.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 19, 2017 02:08 PM (jxbfJ)

145 The only one he seems to be reneging on was.....

that and the "dreamers" also.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 19, 2017 02:08 PM (ODxAs)

146 My pecker just offered the Phillies its services as the left field foul pole for the upcoming season

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at January 19, 2017 02:08 PM (h/uSM)

147 Trump means it. He's a businessman. He counts his pennies. He had to to stay in business.

Remember photos of his campaign office in his Trump Tower? It was an unused, utility area with concrete flooring and walls. Maybe some drywall here and there, metal folding chairs. Staff working away. Zero money spent on any frills. All business, no time for dead weight.

In early and under budget is his motto.

Posted by: Fuq the Media at January 19, 2017 02:08 PM (t/9G+)

148 When I was a kid watching Sesame Street thirty years ago, Big Bird was referred to as "he". I don't care if they say he's gender neutral or some other such BS now, he's a he, and always will be.

And dear God in heaven, please let some of these spending cuts happen. The next 24 hours can't go fast enough.

Posted by: iwuzhere at January 19, 2017 02:09 PM (GRNzr)

149 Just a pile of straw adorned with pieces of discarded hobo clothing will do.
Posted by: West at January 19, 2017 02:07 PM (1Rgee)

Well, you would not want him to get separation anxiety.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 19, 2017 02:09 PM (92kX2)

150 Dramatic cuts. To Shakespeare-in-The-Park grants, and Cowboy Poetry.
Get it? Pretty cute.

This is momentous for the actual grass roots of arts in the country, and I'll tell you why. Before the Great Society, things like your Civic Symphony, the local ballet troupe, and the art museum were usually established by old money fat cats as a hobby. Then, the Little People demanded to be allowed to contribute. It's been so long, many of you will not even recognize this, but that's how it was. It all depended on civic pride.

And National Endowments bulldozed all that. Old-line rich philanthropists were nervously edged out and replaced by Corporate Giving advisers. Every arts organization, in order to survive, is now run by Arts Administrators. Grantsmanship first, and then please the Commission.

It would take a truly inspiring level of social collapse for classical theater and music to pay for themselves with ticket sales. But, taking the "giving" out of the hands of tax-distributors and putting the arts' hats back in their hands would make a revolutionary and, I'll dare say, refreshing change.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 19, 2017 02:09 PM (H5rtT)

151 The secret service is going to need a stronger lock on the White House garbage...

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at January 19, 2017 02:09 PM (gqpF8)

152 so jealous...


Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at January 19, 2017 02:02 PM (toH8T)

HEY! GET BACK TO WORK!

Posted by: Mortimer's Chinese Employer at January 19, 2017 02:09 PM (Enq6K)

153 126 This story's numbers are drawn from a Heritage budget blueprint that is fairly similar to the RSC budget from last year. It's an exercise in "if we could get everything we want, here's what we'd do."

You can slash the appropriations funneled to a lot of these programs, sure, but literally everything in here - changes in agency organization, elimination of program authorizations, passing appropriations bills with less money - requires 60 votes in the Senate at some point.

It's going to be a tough slog.
Posted by: ATaLien at January 19, 2017 02:06 PM (b96e6)


25 Democrat Senate seats in 2018. Trump can make this a National Referendum in 2018. Vote Republican and cut Government. Even the squishy squishes would have to go along.

Posted by: rd at January 19, 2017 02:09 PM (iT57s)

154 142
>>One of my dreams is having a first lady who doesn't promote a damned

thing. I don't need anyone telling me to just say no, or to read to my

kids, or to quit eating junk food.


THIS


Posted by: Lizzy at January 19, 2017 02:08 PM (NOIQH)

Can she bake cookies? I mean, FAB did such a convincing job baking up a batch.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 19, 2017 02:09 PM (jxbfJ)

155 Where can I buy the commemorative plate and the airbrushed 5x white tshirt with trumps face on them?

Posted by: NCKate at January 19, 2017 02:09 PM (oM8Np)

156 I think the Press room should be opened up to bloggers and not just the Pressitutes who are there simply to press a progressive agenda. CNN should be boosted out. I mean, if your employees are speculating on assassinations why should they be given any consideration at all?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 19, 2017 02:10 PM (tOcW/)

157 Eliminate public employee unions.
Simple EO would do it.

Then, fire at will.

Posted by: Joe Mama at January 19, 2017 02:10 PM (S4vXM)

158 HE'S GOING TO KILL BIG BIRD!!!!!!

-
Big Butt? He's going after Mooch?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Laugh at a joke, get another joke free! at January 19, 2017 02:10 PM (Nwg0u)

159 Gold plate the moon, emboss it with the Trump crest

Posted by: josephistan at January 19, 2017 02:07 PM (7HtZB)

That'll be hu....

Posted by: local news at January 19, 2017 02:10 PM (1isJI)

160 We hate Trump because he be lyed to are Presdent of Color. Trump is a clawn and a iddiot and will never be up to the callander of presdent Obama who in Brattlebororo peeples mine is the best Presdent ever. Even better then Presdent Cliton and maybe Hillary Cliton..

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT (Soon to be Obamaboro, VT) at January 19, 2017 02:10 PM (Fbj4h)

161 I'll be honest on this one: I wish he would put these ownership interests into a holding company/trust and sign over management of it to someone else while he is president. Nevertheless, it needs to be said this "Ethics" guy is an asshole.

http://tinyurl.com/h7rt9n7
Posted by: MTF at January 19, 2017 02:05 PM (X4ZNp)

Uh.... he did... He signed over management to his Sons...

You know... the other owners? The ones who have helped run it for years?

Or, should the Son's and Daughters of Trump be PENALIZED because he is now President?

Posted by: Don Q. going hmmmmmm at January 19, 2017 02:10 PM (qf6WZ)

162 Think of the thousands of resumes that will hit the job search market. All these idiots looking for jobs that include Safe Spaces in the compensation package are just going to make the rest of us seeking real jobs look all the better.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 19, 2017 02:10 PM (0tfLf)

163 Fried Big Bird gizzards

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 19, 2017 02:10 PM (XdfIf)

164 135, LOL. I hope he does not do for The UK what he did for The NY Jets?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 19, 2017 02:07 PM (sRFAL)
Jets will always have the memory of Sanchez and the butt fumble.

Posted by: IC at January 19, 2017 02:11 PM (a0IVu)

165 Trump taps NFL owner Woody Johnson as ambassador to UK

Posted by: EVLINC! at January 19, 2017 02:11 PM (y3aQB)

166 One of the Big Lies that we've all been fed for years is that "Cutting spending is Hard!!!"

Cutting is actually ridiculously easy, except when you have a pile of vested interests to protect. If you don't give a f*ck about any of those interests, then cut away, and who cares? They're going to whine, but fired employees always whine.

Example - a bill has been introduced to eliminate the ATF. About f*cking time!!! The only reason the ATF exists is so the Justice Dep't can have some guys of its own with all those cool tactical weapons and they don't have to ask the FBI for it.

WELL CUT THAT WHOLE AGENCY RIGHT NOW! The firearms stuff, send over to the FBI, the alcohol and tobacco stuff, give it back to the states to enforce which is where it always belonged. (c'mon, interstate bootlegging hasn't been a big issue for about 80 years now) There is absolutely no reason for ATF to exist, other than to give an office building full of bureaucrats boners when they look at the shiny uniforms.

We could go through all kinds of stuff. Why does Energy look after nuclear weapons? They shouldn't. Give that entire division to the DoD, and let them take care of it with their budget and their people. That's what streamlining is.

On and on - it really ain't that hard.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 19, 2017 02:11 PM (Mb+1L)

167 Overall, the blueprint being used by Trump's team would reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion over 10 years.

------

Clarification.

Is that an ACTUAL reduction.

Or one of those "reductions" where the increase in the buget is 7% instead of 10% and reported as a 3% slash.

Posted by: fixeruper at January 19, 2017 02:11 PM (8XRCm)

168 116 Am I the only one who's not surprised that Trump is being adamant about keeping many of his campaign promises?

The only one he seems to be reneging on was appointing an independent prosecutor to butt fuck Hillary over, but even that could change.

Posted by: John Nada - Formerly #NeverHillary at January 19, 2017 02:05 PM (pCUr3)

Considering he's been saying what the problems are as he sees it for over 30 years, I'm not surprised.

We'll see though. He's going to have to use all of his powers and might still come up short.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 19, 2017 02:11 PM (4ErVI)

169 160 We hate Trump because he be lyed to are Presdent of Color. Trump is a clawn and a iddiot and will never be up to the callander of presdent Obama who in Brattlebororo peeples mine is the best Presdent ever. Even better then Presdent Cliton and maybe Hillary Cliton..
Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT (Soon to be Obamaboro, VT) at January 19, 2017 02:10 PM (Fbj4h)

Mary, did you turn off the spell check when you forgot your meds again?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 19, 2017 02:11 PM (92kX2)

170 Posted by: Lizzy at January 19, 2017 02:08 PM (NOIQH)
I think Melania has already accomplished her number one job which is bringing glamour and class to the White House.
I'm waiting to hear the media talk about how fashionable she is.
I know that'll never happen, they'll just bitch about how much she spends on clothes.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 19, 2017 02:12 PM (IgBFP)

171 that and the "dreamers" also.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 19, 2017 02:08 PM (ODxAs)

**************************

I'd call that more of a walkback, to me dreamers are not the priority. Build the wall, deport the violent felons, fuck over the sanctuary cities, bring sanity back to immigration.

Then we can talk about the ones who are still here illegaly but otherwise havent caused any trouble on a case by case basis.

Posted by: John Nada - Formerly #NeverHillary at January 19, 2017 02:12 PM (pCUr3)

172 Is this where Slappy McEarflaps steps in to defend his legacy?

Go on. Make his day.

Posted by: Fritz at January 19, 2017 02:12 PM (2Mnv1)

173 Think of the thousands of resumes that will hit the job search market. All these idiots looking for jobs that include Safe Spaces in the compensation package are just going to make the rest of us seeking real jobs look all the better.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 19, 2017 02:10 PM (0tfLf)
................

Starbucks will be overwhelmed.

Posted by: wth at January 19, 2017 02:12 PM (HgMAr)

174 157 Eliminate public employee unions.
Simple EO would do it.

Then, fire at will.
Posted by: Joe Mama at January 19, 2017 02:10 PM (S4vXM)

That would work for the federal public employee unions.

Not the state ones.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 19, 2017 02:12 PM (8hICw)

175 I've already told you all about the time I tried to pick up this hot older lady in the elevator at the Times Square Marquis Marriot, only to find out after that she was Marla Maples.
Posted by: josephistan at January 19, 2017 02:07 PM (7HtZB

On a scale of 1-10, how did you fare?

Posted by: Pepe at January 19, 2017 02:12 PM (gOfxh)

176 He can most assuredly try that, RD. But based on the way a lot of these confirmation votes are about to go, I don't think Senate Dems are fearful enough of losing 8 seats to go along with voting against AFGE. Which is what a vote for lower spending is.

Posted by: ATaLien at January 19, 2017 02:12 PM (b96e6)

177 >>Just a pile of straw adorned with pieces of discarded hobo clothing will do.
Posted by: West at January 19, 2017 02:07 PM (1Rgee)

Pro Tip : Get a mechanical clock with a second hand and wrap it in a towel soaked in hobo urine. Put it in his nest and he'll sleep through the first night.

Posted by: garrett at January 19, 2017 02:12 PM (tdv0F)

178 165 Trump taps NFL owner Woody Johnson as ambassador to UK

Posted by: EVLINC! at January 19, 2017 02:11 PM (y3aQB)

ZOMG EVIL RICH TRUMP AND WOODY ARE MOVING THE JETS TO THE UK!!11!!1eleventy

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at January 19, 2017 02:13 PM (WuRdh)

179 Simplify the tax code.. then send all the commies at the IRS packing.

Make taxes so simple you can submit them on your phone or computer.. and automate the IRS so there only needs to be a skeleton crew.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 19, 2017 02:13 PM (UpGcq)

180
How big a scowl will Mooch have at the inauguration?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 19, 2017 02:13 PM (ODxAs)

181 That would work for the federal public employee unions.

Not the state ones.
Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 19, 2017 02:12 PM (8hICw)

Eliminate federal funding to states with sanctuary cities, and that problem will take care of itself.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 19, 2017 02:14 PM (92kX2)

182 170
Posted by: Lizzy at January 19, 2017 02:08 PM (NOIQH)

I think Melania has already accomplished her number one job which is bringing glamour and class to the White House.

I'm waiting to hear the media talk about how fashionable she is.

I know that'll never happen, they'll just bitch about how much she spends on clothes.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 19, 2017 02:12 PM (IgBFP)
They are already bitching about the added expense for security because she is going to be at Trump Tower for the next few months.

Posted by: IC at January 19, 2017 02:14 PM (a0IVu)

183 "Friedman! You magnificent bastard! I read your book!"

Posted by: Blake MacBain at January 19, 2017 02:14 PM (Ws18s)

184 161 Ivanka should be punished. I recommend vigorous spanking.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at January 19, 2017 02:14 PM (gqpF8)

185 Instead of pardoning the turkey, Trump should ceremonially kill Bird Bird on Thanksgiving.

Posted by: josephistan at January 19, 2017 02:14 PM (7HtZB)

186 Posted by: Tom Servo at January 19, 2017 02:11 PM (Mb+1L)

One of the things Washington is just figuring out...

Trump does not owe a damn thing to anyone there.

He has not been a Professional Politician, so the Special Interests don't own him....

Thus, EVERYTHING is on the table...

Posted by: Don Q. going hmmmmmm at January 19, 2017 02:14 PM (qf6WZ)

187 Well, at least Starbucks performs a useful service, more necessary than many jobs in the Federal Behemoth..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 19, 2017 02:14 PM (tOcW/)

188 Posted by: fixeruper at January 19, 2017 02:11 PM (8XRCm)
My other fantasy is to get rid of baseline budgeting.
The average person doesn't understand that accounting trick that happens no where else but government.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 19, 2017 02:14 PM (IgBFP)

189 Holy crap, someone who when he says we are reducing the budget he means an actual reduction, not a decrease in the rate of increase?

It's so weird, I've been told since, hmmm, mid 1980's that such a thing is Unpossible.

*toddler fits*

I DON'T WANNA ACTUALLY LIKE TRUMP

NO

YOU CAN'T MAKE ME!

Posted by: alexthechick - all your caps are belong to me at January 19, 2017 02:14 PM (mf5HN)

190
Barn door shut after horse leaves.

Sesame Street was sold to HBO.

Big Bird is already private.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 19, 2017 01:59 PM (PukHz)


From what I've just read they're not sold, though. I could be wrong, but they still appear to get 30% of their funding from taxpayers in their left hand, while HBO gives their right hand big money for exclusive rights to air new episodes for five years. Non-HBO peasants will get to watch what they paid for nine months later during those five years.

Screw those guys in particular. Cut them off.

Posted by: 16 Paranoia Filled Days Later at January 19, 2017 02:14 PM (Halhc)

191 Dramatic cuts.

-
Dramatic like Lifetime Movie Channel's I Banged My Teacher and the Summa Bitch Still Flunked Me or dramatic like The Longest Day?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Laugh at a joke, get another joke free! at January 19, 2017 02:14 PM (Nwg0u)

192 they'll just bitch about how much she spends on clothes.
---------
Who care. We know she can afford to actually buy her own clothes.....has been doing it for a while now. She doesn't need anyone to "dress" her, aka giving her free clothes. She would rock a burlap sack......

Posted by: lindafell de spair deplorable xenophobic redneck at January 19, 2017 02:14 PM (JNDQi)

193 175 I've already told you all about the time I tried to pick up this hot older lady in the elevator at the Times Square Marquis Marriot, only to find out after that she was Marla Maples.
Posted by: josephistan at January 19, 2017 02:07 PM (7HtZB

On a scale of 1-10, how did you fare?
Posted by: Pepe at January 19, 2017 02:12 PM (gOfxh)

0, but I tried.

Posted by: josephistan at January 19, 2017 02:14 PM (7HtZB)

194
The first teh gays to be sacrificed: Bert and Ernie.


Don't know that

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21OH0wlkfbc

Posted by: DaveA at January 19, 2017 02:15 PM (8J/Te)

195 HEY! GET BACK TO WORK!


Posted by: Mortimer's Chinese Employer
===

may I please have some ointment for my leg, sir ?

The chains, they chafe so...

*sniffle*

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at January 19, 2017 02:15 PM (toH8T)

196 They are already bitching about the added expense
for security because she is going to be at Trump Tower for the next few
months.


Posted by: IC at January 19, 2017 02:14 PM (a0IVu)

If anyone says that to me, I'm just going to respond, "It's for the child."....followed by, "Bite me."

Posted by: Tami at January 19, 2017 02:15 PM (Enq6K)

197 135; who cares about the u.k. prince charles can kick in a little to help out. less cash for that limp dick spaz to spout his global warming shit. clownfucker.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 19, 2017 02:15 PM (KP5rU)

198 179 Simplify the tax code.. then send all the commies at the IRS packing.

Make taxes so simple you can submit them on your phone or computer.. and automate the IRS so there only needs to be a skeleton crew.
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 19, 2017 02:13 PM (UpGcq)

Instead? What is Paul Ryan's plan?

Essentially to lower business tax rates, but then add a VAT to make up for the revenue...

Thus making taxes MORE complicated, vice less.

Posted by: Don Q. going hmmmmmm at January 19, 2017 02:15 PM (qf6WZ)

199 The Paolo, he laugh.

Posted by: Paolo at January 19, 2017 02:16 PM (hoJm7)

200 Remember Trump has been leveraging politicians his entire adult life. A wealthy businessman and he got what he wanted out of them.

Now he's the most powerful person in the world with the power and weight of the U.S. Government behind him.

He leverage is off the charts and he knows how to use it. He's not beholden to anyone but his voters. He'll get what he wants.

Posted by: Fuq the Media at January 19, 2017 02:16 PM (t/9G+)

201 Wow, the actor playing Big Bird makes $300K+ per year.

Posted by: 16 Paranoia Filled Days Later at January 19, 2017 02:16 PM (Halhc)

202 @173
Starbucks will be overwhelmed.
Posted by: wth

- - - - -

It won't last long. You actually have to work at Starbucks.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 19, 2017 02:16 PM (0tfLf)

203 We're ready to fight back! Ready to do a video whenever you need us!
Whenever
Whenever
Whenever
You Need Us
Need Us
Need Us
Us
Us

Posted by: Stars of the 80's and 90's at January 19, 2017 02:16 PM (qJhUV)

204 One of the things Washington is just figuring out...

Trump does not owe a damn thing to anyone there.




Which is one of the reasons I backed him from the beginning.
He owes no one a damn thing. Period. Full stop.
He can get to work and do what is necessary.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 19, 2017 02:16 PM (PukHz)

205 Who care. We know she can afford to actually buy her own clothes.....has been doing it for a while now. She doesn't need anyone to "dress" her, aka giving her free clothes. She would rock a burlap sack......
Posted by: lindafell de spair deplorable xenophobic redneck at January 19, 2017 02:14 PM (JNDQi)

Gauzy white sheets should make a come back.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 19, 2017 02:16 PM (92kX2)

206 I DON'T WANNA ACTUALLY LIKE TRUMP

NO

YOU CAN'T MAKE ME!

Posted by: alexthechick - all your caps are belong to me at January 19, 2017 02:14 PM (mf5HN)

----

heh

*curtsys*

You dont have to like Trump, maam.

You just have to like what he does.

Posted by: fixeruper at January 19, 2017 02:16 PM (8XRCm)

207 Somebody named Woody Johnson will be the Ambassador to the U.K.? Is he a pron star?

Posted by: Northernlurker at January 19, 2017 02:16 PM (hJrjt)

208 I care about the U,K, My sister an BIL live there. I would have made an excellent ambassador to the UK. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 19, 2017 02:17 PM (tOcW/)

209 Message to Boys of America.
See that hawt thing on The Donald's arm? If you work hard, become successful, avoid becoming a Leftard Gamma Male, and have your name on large buildings, you can land a trophy wife like that.
Posted by: exdem13 at January 19, 2017 01:59 PM (ry4ab)


The Paolo, he laugh.

Posted by: Paolo at January 19, 2017 02:17 PM (hoJm7)

210 Wow, a big reduction in the size and scope of government? This makes it sound like Trump may actually be...ambitious.

I mean, all he has to do to be a "successful" President is to be sentimentally American. Sounds like an awfully low bar, I know, but that bar has not been cleared recently.

Posted by: OurFederalism at January 19, 2017 02:17 PM (48KEb)

211 CNN Hires Daughter of Obama Advisor Valerie Jarrett to Cover Trump Justice Department

Weasel Zippers

Kinda like incest no?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 19, 2017 02:17 PM (sRFAL)

212 The same one that has been permanently set on her mug since '08.

Posted by: auscolpyr at January 19, 2017 02:17 PM (suO/a)

213 Not the state ones.>>>

The states unions are the states problem. It's easier to move out of a state that over promised vs moving to a new country.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 19, 2017 02:17 PM (81UWZ)

214 The woody Johnson appointment is a gift to the UK press.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at January 19, 2017 02:17 PM (gqpF8)

215 I was really pulling for Woody Strode.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 19, 2017 02:17 PM (4ErVI)

216 He has significant cuts planned and restructuring. But whoever leaked that is full of shit about the size. Maybe deliberately so.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 19, 2017 02:17 PM (9ASbL)

217 Connected in any way to American University? If you are you should be aware that American is allowing the terrorists James O'Keefe has been exposing to use its facilities for training purposes.

Don't give AU any money.

http://tinyurl.com/h4at4l2

Posted by: MTF at January 19, 2017 02:17 PM (X4ZNp)

218 Kinda like incest no?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 19, 2017 02:17 PM (sRFAL)

nepotism

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 19, 2017 02:18 PM (8hICw)

219 >>>And the Arts and Humanities will do just fine as charities.

Posted by: Thuggish Ruggish at January 19, 2017 01:57 PM (wx6iv)

Or as business-backed ventures. Peter Thiel could show the way.

Posted by: m at January 19, 2017 02:18 PM (3jGss)

220 They are already bitching about the added expense
for security because she is going to be at Trump Tower for the next few
months.


Posted by: IC at January 19, 2017 02:14 PM (a0IVu)

If anyone says that to me, I'm just going to respond, "It's for the child."....followed by, "Bite me."
Posted by: Tami




Followed by, "At least it's not $50 million for a separate vacay".

Posted by: rickb223 at January 19, 2017 02:18 PM (PukHz)

221 It would take a truly inspiring level of social collapse for classical theater and music to pay for themselves with ticket sales. But, taking the "giving" out of the hands of tax-distributors and putting the arts' hats back in their hands would make a revolutionary and, I'll dare say, refreshing change.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 19, 2017 02:09 PM (H5rtT)


Arts types screech that artistic institutions can't be run like a business. True enough, but what they can't grasp is that really they're a charity. People will give to an otherwise uneconomical cause if they think it's worthwhile. Alas, our precious artistes seem to think the best way to earn support is to insult half their potential audience.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 19, 2017 02:18 PM (BWL+E)

222 174 That would work for the federal public employee unions.



Not the state ones.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric


Which is how it should be. If the shithole blueish states want to keep their public employee unions, I'm okay with that. It'll help them sink faster.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 19, 2017 02:18 PM (xpfRn)

223 Posted by: josephistan at January 19, 2017 02:14 PM (7HtZB)
I imagine Marla to only be attracted to someone that smells of money.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 19, 2017 02:18 PM (IgBFP)

224 Gah,Decades channel running Obama's inaugural speech right now.I heard his voice for like 4 words.

Posted by: steevy at January 19, 2017 02:18 PM (r/0kC)

225 may I please have some ointment for my leg, sir ?

The chains, they chafe so...

*sniffle*


Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at January 19, 2017 02:15 PM (toH8T)

NO! YOU GO NOW...YOU BEEN HERE 4 HOUR!

Posted by: Mortimer's Chinese Employer at January 19, 2017 02:18 PM (Enq6K)

226 193 175 I've already told you all about the time I tried to pick up this hot older lady in the elevator at the Times Square Marquis Marriot, only to find out after that she was Marla Maples.
Posted by: josephistan at January 19, 2017 02:07 PM (7HtZB

On a scale of 1-10, how did you fare?
Posted by: Pepe at January 19, 2017 02:12 PM (gOfxh)

0, but I tried.
Posted by: josephistan at January 19, 2017 02:14 PM (

Don't sell yourself short, you tried. That takes balls. Give yourself a 10 in the effort category.

Posted by: Pepe at January 19, 2017 02:18 PM (gOfxh)

227 These are not "grandiose claims". That's about $1T/year which is exactly the amount that the Obamanites increased it "temporarily" in 2008 for the fake stimulus and then never reduced it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 19, 2017 02:18 PM (mpXpK)

228 85 Instead of pardoning the turkey, Trump should ceremonially kill Bird Bird on Thanksgiving.
Posted by: josephistan at January 19, 2017 02:14 PM (7HtZB)


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

Good! I hate Bird Bird.

Posted by: Soona at January 19, 2017 02:18 PM (Fmupd)

229 >>The Woody Johnson appointment is a gift to the UK press.


They can say what they want, he was Great in Toy Story!

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 19, 2017 02:18 PM (tdv0F)

230 Is NPR on his list? Because I didn't see it.

Posted by: tu3031 at January 19, 2017 02:18 PM (qJhUV)

231 And the Arts and Humanities will do just fine as charities.

Posted by: Thuggish Ruggish at January 19, 2017 01:57 PM (wx6iv)

Or as business-backed ventures. Peter Thiel could show the way.
Posted by: m





And if they can't? Didn't need them to begin with. Obviously.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 19, 2017 02:19 PM (PukHz)

232 wait, Woody Harrelson is dead ?

Posted by: Al Leppo at January 19, 2017 02:19 PM (vmsda)

233 196 They are already bitching about the added expense
for security because she is going to be at Trump Tower for the next few
-----------
And Trump isn't taking a salary and putting profits from his foreign interest directly into the treasury.....so fuck them!!!

Posted by: lindafell de spair deplorable xenophobic redneck at January 19, 2017 02:19 PM (JNDQi)

234 Don't sell yourself short, you tried. That takes balls. Give yourself a 10 in the effort category.
Posted by: Pepe at January 19, 2017 02:18 PM (gOfxh)

Participation ribbons are for losers.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 19, 2017 02:19 PM (8hICw)

235 207 Somebody named Woody Johnson will be the Ambassador to the U.K.? Is he a pron star?

Posted by: Northernlurker at January 19, 2017 02:16 PM (hJrjt)
=======================

Inherited millions in J&J stock. Owns the NY Jets.

No wonder he's running off to England.

Posted by: MTF at January 19, 2017 02:19 PM (X4ZNp)

236 I imagine Marla to only be attracted to someone that smells of money.
Posted by: CaliGirl at January 19, 2017 02:18 PM (IgBFP)

Brb. I've got a cologne fragrance I need to pitch to someone.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 19, 2017 02:19 PM (KUaJL)

237 Followed by, "At least it's not $50 million for a separate vacay".

Posted by: rickb223 at January 19, 2017 02:18 PM (PukHz)

And how much did Mooch's mom cost us over 8 years?

Posted by: Tami at January 19, 2017 02:19 PM (Enq6K)

238 >>I imagine Marla to only be attracted to someone that smells of money.


Try as you will, Ace is still going to roll around in any Hobo droppings he finds.

Posted by: garrett at January 19, 2017 02:19 PM (tdv0F)

239 Moving a NFL team to the UK is a huge mistake.

Posted by: Pepe at January 19, 2017 02:20 PM (gOfxh)

240 *couriers to AlextheChick a strawberry Hate Shake*

Started watching James Patterson's Master Class videos. and been writing, almost 1,600 words last night.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 19, 2017 02:20 PM (XdfIf)

241 Posted by: Tom Servo at January 19, 2017 02:11 PM (Mb+1L)

No, keep the firearms in the ATF until the 68 & 34 Gun Control Acts are repealed. I shudder to think what would happen if a Hillary came to power and could use the prestige of the Famous But Incompetent to control guns and attack gun dealers.

Posted by: rd at January 19, 2017 02:20 PM (iT57s)

242 >>From what I've just read they're not sold, though. I could be wrong, but
they still appear to get 30% of their funding from taxpayers in their
left hand, while HBO gives their right hand big money for exclusive
rights to air new episodes for five years. Non-HBO peasants will get to
watch what they paid for nine months later during those five years.


I always forget - did the McDonalds founder's wife leave everything to PBS or NPR?

Regardless, these federal media orgs could easily fund themselves with these huge donations and grants + money that is earned from related product sales (DVDs, toys, companion books, etc.). Instead they've allowed these shows like Sesame Street, Frontline, Prairie Home Companion, etc. to remain as separate production entities just so that they can deny that PBS/NPR profits from their success.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 19, 2017 02:20 PM (NOIQH)

243 Posted by: lindafell de spair deplorable xenophobic redneck at January 19, 2017 02:14 PM (JNDQi)
I totally agree, I think she's lovely. Very beautiful woman.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 19, 2017 02:20 PM (IgBFP)

244 216 He has significant cuts planned and restructuring. But whoever leaked that is full of shit about the size. Maybe deliberately so.
Posted by: Marcus T at January 19, 2017 02:17 PM (9ASbL)

Art of the Deal...

Your first position is NEVER what you really want...

Its something the Dems have understood, and the Repubs seemed to never learn... which is why every damn time the Dems get 'some' of what they want...

Its the very basis of the Progressive movement.

Posted by: Don Q. going hmmmmmm at January 19, 2017 02:21 PM (qf6WZ)

245 "Trump does not owe a damn thing to anyone there."

And he makes decisions based on what is best for 'the business.'

Guiliani, Gingrich, Christie didn't get jobs though everyone expected they would get to pick and choose jobs because of their early support. Nope. Business is business. Friendships after business not before.

Posted by: Fuq the Media at January 19, 2017 02:21 PM (t/9G+)

246 21 hours, 29 minutes.

Posted by: Soona at January 19, 2017 02:21 PM (Fmupd)

247 Without the NEA and NEH spending other people's money who will buy the useless crap nobody spends their own money on? I expect a interpretive dance happening protesting Artmageddon in the strongest terms.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at January 19, 2017 02:21 PM (j1Wvr)

248 The Obamas hit Hawaii and every other expensive place on the map when we were paying for it. Meanwhile it's Californiastan when it's on their dime.

We should put a clawback provision in the oath of office.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 19, 2017 02:21 PM (9ASbL)

249 246 21 hours, 29 minutes.
Posted by: Soona at January 19, 2017 02:21 PM (Fmupd)

Any sign of Jack Bauer?

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 19, 2017 02:21 PM (8hICw)

250 end of the obama era!
https://youtu.be/jvH4cS-EHn8

Posted by: docweasel at January 19, 2017 02:21 PM (XxzcU)

251 >>>Sesame Street was sold to HBO.
Big Bird is already private.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 19, 2017 01:59 PM (PukHz)

The model for further privatization.

Posted by: m at January 19, 2017 02:21 PM (3jGss)

252 I DON'T WANNA ACTUALLY LIKE TRUMP

NO

YOU CAN'T MAKE ME!



Posted by: alexthechick - all your caps are belong to me at January 19, 2017 02:14 PM (mf5HN)

Whoa, you like to think you're immune to the stuff, oh yeah
It's closer to the truth to say you can't get enough
You know you're gonna have to face it, you're addicted to Trump.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Get Your Inaugural Whines at the Outrage Outlet! at January 19, 2017 02:21 PM (hLRSq)

253 Moving a NFL team to the UK is a huge mistake.


And I am just the man to do it!

Posted by: Roger Gooddell at January 19, 2017 02:21 PM (iT57s)

254 I'm hoping Trump makes suppressors simple over-the-counter purchases, too.

Posted by: 16 Paranoia Filled Days Later at January 19, 2017 02:22 PM (Halhc)

255 211
CNN Hires Daughter of Obama Advisor Valerie Jarrett to Cover Trump Justice Department



Weasel Zippers



Kinda like incest no?

Posted by: Nevergiveup
====



IT'S SO UNFAIR!!!!

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at January 19, 2017 02:22 PM (toH8T)

256 Yes, I am really concerned about government workers losing their jobs and finally having to work for a living, said nobody ever.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 19, 2017 02:22 PM (9ASbL)

257 Moving a NFL team to the UK is a huge mistake.
Posted by: Pepe at January 19, 2017 02:20 PM (gOfxh)

Well if it's the NY Jets, yeah a huge mistake for The UK

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 19, 2017 02:22 PM (sRFAL)

258 Trump's a businessman. He's making them "think past the sale." Telling them there will be eliminations/big cuts in order to end up with lesser cuts that are still bigger than what he would have gotten if he just asked for them directly the first time. Scott Adams has written extensively on this (one link in my sig).

Posted by: not the mama at January 19, 2017 02:23 PM (EpAnP)

259
Rick Perry believes "climate change" is real? OK, then. Glad he failed in the primaries.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 19, 2017 02:23 PM (ODxAs)

260
I hope these dreams of Trump are not just grandiose pipe dreams like going to the moon in this decade, not because it is easy, but because it is hard.

Or Governor Moonbeam's pipe dreams, (I forget what they were, nothing ever happened). Or Newt Gingrich's dream of a moon colony.

I fear that the process in congress will whittle away all the proposals, and we'll be left with the same old shinola for the children, education, homeless, and starving people everywhere.

Posted by: Sam Cold Hans at January 19, 2017 02:23 PM (vSVDW)

261 Whoa, you like to think you're immune to the stuff, oh yeah
It's closer to the truth to say you can't get enough
You know you're gonna have to face it, you're addicted to Trump.
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Get Your Inaugural Whines at the Outrage Outlet! at January 19, 2017 02:21 PM (hLRSq)

----

Im so stealing that...

Posted by: fixeruper at January 19, 2017 02:23 PM (8XRCm)

262 Reporter: President Trump, what does PBS stand for?

President Trump: Prepare to Be Sold.

Posted by: Ed Anger at January 19, 2017 02:23 PM (TJx8f)

263 And how much did Mooch's mom cost us over 8 years?
Posted by: Tami



Not sure, but she's getting &160k/yr "retirement" for babysitting the brats.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 19, 2017 02:23 PM (PukHz)

264
Big Bird is already private.

His bird up and died, he up and died.
After twenty years he still grieves.

Posted by: Mrs. Bojangles at January 19, 2017 02:23 PM (IqV8l)

265 I do think deep down, Trump is a penny pincher despite his grandiose style.

I was reading an article where one of his consultants wanted to spend a modest amount for internal campaign polling and he thought it was a complete rip off. Supposedly it was about what a decent Senate campaign spends.

Hopefully he see how large these DC parasites live and takes a chainsaw to their budgets.

Posted by: Maritime at January 19, 2017 02:24 PM (PqoGA)

266 Reporter: President Trump, what does PBS stand for?

President Trump: Prepare to Be Sold.




OMG. I just pulled a muscle from laughing.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 19, 2017 02:24 PM (PukHz)

267 265 I do think deep down, Trump is a penny pincher despite his grandiose style.

Posted by: Maritime at January 19, 2017 02:24 PM (PqoGA)

You don't get rich by spending your own money.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 19, 2017 02:24 PM (8hICw)

268 255; kinda like a job on the titanic. as a member of the band. keep fucking that chicken, cnn.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 19, 2017 02:24 PM (KP5rU)

269 Not sure, but she's getting 160k/yr "retirement" for babysitting the brats.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 19, 2017 02:23 PM (PukHz)

WHAAAAAAT!? OH FFS!

Posted by: Tami at January 19, 2017 02:24 PM (Enq6K)

270 NEH: I have a friend who, a few years ago, was awarded a large NEH grant "pending funding." Funding did not come through. His university stepped in to fund his work.

Ahem.

Posted by: m at January 19, 2017 02:24 PM (3jGss)

271 1 The Washington "Dumb As a" Post: The media has the freedom, the consumers have the responsibility.

http://tinyurl.com/hykkvvv

"Good journalists work extremely hard to report the news as accurately as possible. When they get things wrong, they take responsibility for their errors or are held accountable by their employers. But who holds a reader or viewer or listener responsible for ignoring credible stories or spreading easily verified false reporting? If news consumers want to go after journalists for how we do our jobs, they'd better make sure they are doing theirs. A free press is all of us now."

That is so packed with fake news, it's hard to know where to begin. "Good journalists work extremely hard to report the news as accurately as possible." To the extent this implies that the Postest with the Mostest employs good journalists who aim for the truth, that is a lie. "When they get things wrong, they take responsibility for their errors or are held accountable by their employers." Yeah, when's the last time that ever happened? For more common is disciplining reporters for being too concerned with factual truth and not sufficiently concerned with the larger truth of the narrative.

This rant could be more succinctly written as, "You fucked up. You trusted us."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Laugh at a joke, get another joke free! at January 19, 2017 02:24 PM (Nwg0u)

272 Guiliani, Gingrich, Christie didn't get jobs though
everyone expected they would get to pick and choose jobs because of
their early support. Nope. Business is business. Friendships after
business not before.

Posted by: Fuq the Media at January 19, 2017 02:21 PM (t/9G+)

Didnt Guiliani get some cyber hacking position?

Posted by: local news at January 19, 2017 02:25 PM (1isJI)

273 Whenever a supposedly conservative politician or appointee suddenly tacked left after assuming office, the NY Times boilerplate used to describe this phenomenon was that the guy has "grown in office" and "surprised friend and foe alike".

Everybody has thought Trump may turn out be a big lib, but everything he's done so far has been the opposite. I wonder if the Times will ever say he has "surprised friend and foe alike"?

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at January 19, 2017 02:25 PM (QXQKl)

274 >> OK, then. Glad he failed in the primaries.



He can't think of 3 convincing arguments for or against it, really.

Posted by: garrett at January 19, 2017 02:25 PM (tdv0F)

275 >>CNN Hires Daughter of Obama Advisor Valerie Jarrett to Cover Trump Justice Department

Google her - she and her husband (son of a former Canadian MP) both used to work for the tech company that was given the Obamacare portal contract. Jarrett's daughter is Chelsea Clinton 2.0.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 19, 2017 02:25 PM (NOIQH)

276 >>Not sure, but she's getting 160k/yr "retirement" for babysitting the brats.



That was satire - not true.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 19, 2017 02:26 PM (NOIQH)

277 Alternate headline : Trump increases unemployment, women and minorities hit hardest.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at January 19, 2017 02:26 PM (tu3iY)

278 263; trump should rescind that shit immediately. let esther figure out how to get by.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 19, 2017 02:26 PM (KP5rU)

279 she's getting 160k/yr "retirement" for babysitting the brats.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 19, 2017 02:23 PM (PukHz)

I thought that was debunked.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 19, 2017 02:26 PM (rF0hx)

280 Didnt Guiliani get some cyber hacking position?
Posted by: local news at January 19, 2017 02:25 PM (1isJI)

Yeah kinda like an ambassador to silicon valley. LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 19, 2017 02:26 PM (sRFAL)

281 Metro workers are being issued bolt carriers in case of shenanigans.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 19, 2017 02:26 PM (2x9LM)

282 Yes, I am really concerned about government workers losing their jobs and finally having to work for a living, said nobody ever.
Posted by: Marcus T

______

So over 90% of Washington DC voted for Hillary and Trump got 4.1%. Think about that.


I would go out of my way to see these people unemployed.

Posted by: Maritime at January 19, 2017 02:26 PM (PqoGA)

283 Metro workers are being issued bolt carriers in case of shenanigans.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 19, 2017 02:26 PM (2x9LM)

Why have we run out of RPGs?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 19, 2017 02:27 PM (sRFAL)

284 " I'm sure congrescritters will have a say...."

I'm equally sure that the majority of them will have a cow.

Posted by: Twin Cities Daydrunk, countin' the hours down to Zero at January 19, 2017 02:27 PM (kVX3W)

285 may I please have some ointment for my leg, sir ?

The chains, they chafe so...

*sniffle*
Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at January 19, 2017 02:15 PM (toH8T)




When did we get audio from Harry Reid's basement?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 19, 2017 02:27 PM (OE2ur)

286 I know Perry said he believed in climate change, I do too because the climate is constantly changing. But did he say he believed in man made climate change? Because that is totally different. I don't believe in man made climate change.

Posted by: lindafell de spair deplorable xenophobic redneck at January 19, 2017 02:28 PM (JNDQi)

287 236 I imagine Marla to only be attracted to someone that smells of money.
Posted by: CaliGirl at January 19, 2017 02:18 PM (IgBFP)

Brb. I've got a cologne fragrance I need to pitch to someone.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 19, 2017 02:19 PM (KUaJL)

I got a great idea for a cologne, CK. It smells like cocaine & every form of bacteria known to man.

Posted by: josephistan at January 19, 2017 02:28 PM (7HtZB)

288 I wonder if the Times will ever say he has "surprised friend and foe alike"?

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at January 19, 2017 02:25 PM (QXQKl)

More like,
"Homeless Population Skyrockets Under Trump Regime; Americans Dying In Streets"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 19, 2017 02:28 PM (rF0hx)

289 Overall, the blueprint being used by Trump's team would reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion over 10 years.

Is that actually REDUCE or reduce relative to planned growth "estimates"? If that is really "reduce" then this is really something.

Sadly, the $1 trillion/yr reduction will be totally eaten up by the rise in the cost of servicing our gargantuan debt (when interest rates return to normal). If interest rates pass by "normal" (as they are want to do) then there are going to have to be even more REAL cuts.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 19, 2017 02:28 PM (zc3Db)

290 >>> I just watched the video of Trump and his family landing in DC......I cried.....don't know why this is so emotional for me, he wasn't my candidate but I did vote for him. Melania looked gorgeous, as always. I hope it wasn't just wishful thinking but it seemed like the SS looked extra diligent and happy to be doing their jobs..... Posted by: lindafell de spair deplorable xenophobic redneck at January 19, 2017 02:05 PM (JNDQi)

I got a big grin watching Trump's family exit Air Force One today...it matched the grin on the guy in uniform greeting Trump at the bottom of the stairs. That was lovely to see.

Also lovely? Ivanka's gorgeous green coat, serious coat porn going on there. And Melania looked fantastic in hers as well. Barron looked aww-shucks adorable, being the first to deplane and getting instructed in what to do.

Posted by: LizLem at January 19, 2017 02:28 PM (hvf9s)

291 Even if the cuts are half that amount, it would all but eliminate the current deficit spending, provided we don't find ourselves fighting a multi-trillion dollar two front war with Russia and China a year from now.

Posted by: Sirius the Canine Pundit at January 19, 2017 02:29 PM (LBO1U)

292
Didnt Guiliani get some cyber hacking position?
Posted by: local news at January 19, 2017 02:25 PM (1isJI)


He owns a security consulting firm so he might get contracts for government work.But I don't think it's a position.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 19, 2017 02:29 PM (lKyWE)

293 Not sure, but she's getting 160k/yr "retirement" for babysitting the brats.



That was satire - not true.

Posted by: Lizzy




Good to know.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 19, 2017 02:29 PM (PukHz)

294 Headline at MSN - "Supergroup Reunites for Anti-Trump Concert." More fake news. Audioslave was never a supergroup.

Posted by: josephistan at January 19, 2017 02:29 PM (7HtZB)

295 Time for some art?

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/katerina-belkina-15.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 19, 2017 02:29 PM (XdfIf)

296 245 Guiliani, Gingrich, Christie didn't get jobs though
everyone expected they would get to pick and choose jobs because of
their early support. Nope. Business is business. Friendships after
business not before.

Posted by: Fuq the Media at January 19, 2017 02:21 PM (t/9G+)


The Fat Man who ate NJ was kicked out of the Trump team early on because he got caught in a lie to Trump. I posted a link on that last week.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 19, 2017 02:29 PM (mpXpK)

297 Clueless caller to Rush, who exhibits his own ignorance in "correcting" the clueless caller.


Caller says (derp!) Trump should replicate Clinton!'s economic policies, which produced balanced budgets! *face-palm*


Rush says no, Clinton didn't do it, Gingrich did! On the back of the continuing Reagan boom.


*face-palm*


The tech boom (isn't Rush a tech fanboi?) of the mid-90s was entirely responsible for the near-balancing of budgets. Run the current services trendlines, and the revenue trendlines (absent the tech boom with its massive unexpected revenue windfalls), you still get red budget ink under Congress's budgets.


Of course the caller was even more clueless than Rush, but it's a matter of degree. The last cycle before the "balanced" budget era started, Clinton's OMB director (the wealthy, scratch-golf game, Bermuda-estate-owning guy who as head of FNHMA oversaw the destruction of US financial markets via officially-promoted mortgage derivatives, Franklin Raines), said that balancing the budget at that time without devastating effects on govt. services would take 10 YEARS. Yeah, the Clinton admin. balanced the budget, you fucking cretin.

And some people wonder why it is that some of us think there's a big hill to climb here.


Posted by: rhomboid at January 19, 2017 02:30 PM (QDnY+)

298 The Fed.GOV is slated to spend between $45T and $50T over the next 10-years as "entitlements" blow-up, so cutting $10T is not by any stretch of the imagination pocket change.

I certainly wish him Joy! in that pursuit, but I doubt CONgress will go along willingly.

Second look at Executive Sequestration?

Posted by: DocJ at January 19, 2017 02:30 PM (NYS7S)

299 Isn't government employment a very large part of the black middle class?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 19, 2017 02:30 PM (IqV8l)

300 I'm counting the hours to when The JEF is out of The People's House.

Posted by: Carol at January 19, 2017 02:31 PM (sj3Ax)

301 >>OK, then. Glad he failed in the primaries.

I'm not a big Perry fan, he's made a fortune while being a career politician, but to be fair every single one of Trump's cabinet picks who has been asked has answered this question almost identically.

I believe the climate is changing. Some of it is natural and some of it is due to human activity. The question is how much is due to human activity and how can we address it it while not damaging our economy blah, blah, blah.

It's a nothing statement designed to get by the Senate inquiry.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 19, 2017 02:31 PM (/tuJf)

302 may I please have some ointment for my leg, sir ?
The chains, they chafe so...
*sniffle*

You put the balm on? Who told you to put the balm on? I didn't tell you to put the balm on. Why'd you put the balm on? You haven't even been to see the doctor. If you're gonna put a balm on, let a doctor put a balm on.

Do you know what a balm is? Have you ever seen a balm? Didn't you read the instructions? No one can tell what a balm's gonna do. They're unpredictable.

Posted by: zombie jackie chiles at January 19, 2017 02:31 PM (lJXY3)

303 >>The Fat Man who ate NJ was kicked out of the Trump team early on because he got caught in a lie to Trump. I posted a link on that last week.


TRUMP : Who ate the last Krueller? The Chocolate one. Who ate it?

Christie : It wasn't me, Sir.

Posted by: garrett at January 19, 2017 02:31 PM (tdv0F)

304 I wonder if/when parents will wise up and sue schools and universities that deprive their children of a day of education to demonstrate.

Posted by: vivi at January 19, 2017 02:31 PM (11H2y)

305 Remember these:

He's a plant who will give the election to Hillary!!!
He's not a true conservative!!!
This is all a publicity stunt!!!!!!
He's a NE liberal!!!!
How do we know that he might change his miiiinnnddd!!!!

There's more that I can't think of right now.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 19, 2017 02:31 PM (Rsi2C)

306 259
Rick Perry believes "climate change" is real? OK, then. Glad he failed in the primaries.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 19, 2017 02:23 PM (ODxAs)


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


What's wrong with that? I believe climate change is real. Man-made climate change on the other hand.........

Posted by: Soona at January 19, 2017 02:31 PM (Fmupd)

307 Posted by: LizLem at January 19, 2017 02:28 PM (hvf9s)

I did also. Our long national nightmare is almost over

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 19, 2017 02:31 PM (sRFAL)

308 always forget - did the McDonalds founder's wife leave everything to PBS or NPR?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 19, 2017 02:20 PM (NOIQH)

Joan Kroc left NPR $200,000,000.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now @SMcEvil on GAB at January 19, 2017 02:31 PM (kXoT0)

309 302 may I please have some ointment for my leg, sir ?
The chains, they chafe so...
*sniffle*
You put the balm on? Who told you to put the balm on? I didn't tell you to put the balm on. Why'd you put the balm on? You haven't even been to see the doctor. If you're gonna put a balm on, let a doctor put a balm on.

Do you know what a balm is? Have you ever seen a balm? Didn't you read the instructions? No one can tell what a balm's gonna do. They're unpredictable.
Posted by: zombie jackie chiles at January 19, 2017 02:31 PM (lJXY3)

Jackie Chiles is dead?

Posted by: josephistan at January 19, 2017 02:32 PM (7HtZB)

310 237
And how much did Mooch's mom cost us over 8 years?
Posted by: Tami at January 19, 2017 02:19 PM (Enq6K)
----------------------------
I imagine there was a slight increase in the utility bills.

Guests and family (including POTUS himself) pay for food, toiletries, and laundry services themselves.

This is a good thing since most presidents have had extended family or even friends live there. If we had to pay for board, the expenses could get really nasty.

BTW, I am sure that Melania's parents, who often have extended stays with them in NYC, will be doing the same in DC. Or at least I hope so. Barron is apparently very close to his grandparents and even speaks Slovenian with them.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 19, 2017 02:32 PM (Nox3c)

311 >>>"austerity for the govt equals prosperity for the people".
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 19, 2017 02:02 PM (ODxAs)

I like that a lot.

Posted by: m at January 19, 2017 02:32 PM (3jGss)

312 Posted by: steevy at January 19, 2017 01:52 PM (r/0kC)

I know this isn't the reaction you were expecting to get, but... she actually looks nice there.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 19, 2017 02:32 PM (kqtMD)

313 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Laugh at a joke, get another joke free! at January 19, 2017 02:24 PM (Nwg0u)


Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho! That was a good one, putting all of the blame on the customers for being too stupid to understand what the reporters are saying and too irresponsible to separate truth from falsehood. Man, they are totally losing their Sweet Honey Iced Tea! And I am enjoying every second of it!

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Get Your Inaugural Whines at the Outrage Outlet! at January 19, 2017 02:32 PM (hLRSq)

314 I've already told you all about the time I tried to pick up this hot older lady in the elevator at the Times Square Marquis Marriot, only to find out after that she was Marla Maples.
Posted by: josephistan at January 19, 2017 02:07 PM (7HtZB

On a scale of 1-10, how did you fare?
Posted by: Pepe at January 19, 2017 02:12 PM (gOfxh)

0, but I tried.

-
You didn't open with, "You're hot for an older lady," did you?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Laugh at a joke, get another joke free! at January 19, 2017 02:32 PM (Nwg0u)

315 Lefties be like:

@PJohnFord Patrick John Ford Retweeted David Marcus
Imagining art history without government patronage of the arts is a scary exercise. Goodbye da Vinci, Shakespeare, Mozart, etc.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 19, 2017 02:32 PM (V3IFq)

316
Yep, he said man made climate change. Now it could be just a show, but why give in to this crap, its old school repub bending over, he should have learned from Trump.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 19, 2017 02:32 PM (ODxAs)

317 312 Meh,it's not about the way she looks.

Posted by: steevy at January 19, 2017 02:33 PM (r/0kC)

318 I'm not a big Perry fan, he's made a fortune while being a career politician, but to be fair every single one of Trump's cabinet picks who has been asked has answered this question almost identically.

I believe the climate is changing. Some of it is natural and some of it is due to human activity. The question is how much is due to human activity and how can we address it it while not damaging our economy blah, blah, blah.

It's a nothing statement designed to get by the Senate inquiry.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 19, 2017 02:31 PM (/tuJf)

That is my read as well. Time will tell, but I am tired of watching lefty bastards get by the senate by mouthing platitudes which they then refute in office, while our guys stick to their ideological guns in committee and then never get to office.

This seems to be an inoffensive bromide offered to provide cover while saying nothing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 19, 2017 02:33 PM (92kX2)

319
TRUMP : Who ate the last Krueller? The Chocolate one. Who ate it?

Christie : It wasn't me, Sir.


Trump: What's that on your shirt?

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 19, 2017 02:33 PM (lKyWE)

320 >>>More popcorn, please. And maybe some Raisinettes and a Coke while you're up.

bon-bons for me please

Posted by: concrete girl at January 19, 2017 02:33 PM (QmEKL)

321 299 Isn't government employment a very large part of the black middle class?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 19, 2017 02:30 PM (IqV8l)


Elections have consequences.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 19, 2017 02:33 PM (4ErVI)

322 Oh, and of course debt servicing will quickly exceed $1T annually thanks to Barry O'fail doubling the debt over the last 10-years once interest rates start to normalize from their 8-year swoon.

Thanks JugEars.

Posted by: DocJ at January 19, 2017 02:33 PM (NYS7S)

323 So sad. But why do I feel like laughing?

Posted by: Caliban at January 19, 2017 02:34 PM (DrC22)

324 Rick Perry believes "climate change" is real? OK, then

As long as it stays third on his list we'll be fine.

Posted by: DaveA at January 19, 2017 02:34 PM (8J/Te)

325 >>>Again I will say: How nice is it to be talking about being cautiously optimistic about budget cuts and dept cutting instead of tranny's in bathrooms or lowered expectations for the military?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 19, 2017 02:05 PM (92kX2)

Adults!

Posted by: m at January 19, 2017 02:34 PM (3jGss)

326 The NEA and the NEH are just slush funds for progressives who think it's funny to put crucifixes in buckets of piss.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 19, 2017 02:34 PM (Mb+1L)

327 I've already told you all about the time I tried to pick up this hot older lady in the elevator at the Times Square Marquis Marriot, only to find out after that she was Marla Maples.

Posted by: josephistan at January 19, 2017 02:07 PM (7HtZB


I had an argument with ace over whether she was hot or not. To be fair, I said "smoking hot" ... but back in her younger days she was.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 19, 2017 02:35 PM (zc3Db)

328 Why have we run out of RPGs?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 19, 2017 02:27 PM (sRFAL)


Please deploy those AFTER I get out of the city

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 19, 2017 02:35 PM (2x9LM)

329 322 Oh, and of course debt servicing will quickly exceed $1T annually thanks to Barry O'fail doubling the debt over the last 10-years once interest rates start to normalize from their 8-year swoon.

Thanks JugEars.
Posted by: DocJ at January 19, 2017 02:33 PM (NYS7S)

"Did someone say servicing?"

~ Sandra Fluke

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 19, 2017 02:35 PM (8hICw)

330 Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 19, 2017 02:32 PM (Nox3c)

As always, we agree on this!

Honestly, who in the hell begrudges a grandmother around for young children whose parents are gone a lot?

The Obama girls were little when they went into the WH; they needed some normalcy and someone around when mom and dad were at late night functions and traveling.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 19, 2017 02:35 PM (kqtMD)

331 Patrick John Ford gives village idiots a bad name.

None of those three were on the government teat. Elizabeth was doting on Will from her Privy Purse. da Vinci earned commissions from nobles. Ditto Mozart.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 19, 2017 02:35 PM (XdfIf)

332 271
"Good journalists work extremely hard to report the news as accurately as possible."
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Laugh at a joke, get another joke free! at January 19, 2017 02:24 PM (Nwg0u)


The only good journalist...

Posted by: rickl at January 19, 2017 02:36 PM (zoehZ)

333 What is the countdown # now?

Posted by: USNtakim at January 19, 2017 02:36 PM (hMqvx)

334 Rick Perry believes "climate change" is real?

===


"Every Halloween, the trees are filled with underwear. Every spring, the toilets explode."

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at January 19, 2017 02:36 PM (toH8T)

335 I believe the climate is changing. Some of it is natural and some of it is due to human activity. The question is how much is due to human activity and how can we address it it while not damaging our economy blah, blah, blah.

It's a nothing statement designed to get by the Senate inquiry.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 19, 2017 02:31 PM (/tuJf)


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

I'm not so arrogant to believe mankind can change the earth's climate even a little bit.

Posted by: Soona at January 19, 2017 02:36 PM (Fmupd)

336 PE Trump to visit the Unknowns at Arlington soon

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 19, 2017 02:36 PM (sRFAL)

337 Rick Perry believes "climate change" is real? OK, then

----

I'd be 100% ok with this being our version of when Democrats say "Oh, of course I believe marriage is between a man and a woman."

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 19, 2017 02:37 PM (KUaJL)

338 >>>Trump has announced changes in seating, who is in the room.

So..manufactured win and Trump gets to do what he wanted all along.
Yep, not yet tired of the #Winning.
Posted by: Lizzy at January 19, 2017 02:06 PM (NOIQH)

Presumably Sean Spicer is advising.

Posted by: m at January 19, 2017 02:37 PM (3jGss)

339 I've already told you all about the time I tried to pick up this hot
older lady in the elevator at the Times Square Marquis Marriot, only to
find out after that she was Marla Maples.

I stayed there once. Those elevators were like the slowest in New York, so at least you had plenty of time to work your magic.

Posted by: tu3031 at January 19, 2017 02:37 PM (qJhUV)

340 well, "used to say" anyway.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 19, 2017 02:37 PM (KUaJL)

341 303. Jesus H. Christ! What is that? What the f*ck is that?

Sir, a jelly donut, sir!

Is chow allowed in the barracks? Are you allowed to eat jelly donuts?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 19, 2017 02:37 PM (3y7KT)

342 >>>Meh,it's not about the way she looks.
Posted by: steevy at January 19, 2017 02:33 PM (r/0kC)

Or the way she combs her hair?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at January 19, 2017 02:37 PM (cBdd5)

343 Stipulating the central unscientific assertion of the environmental authoritarians - that human activity has *any* impact on climate - is a fundamental and unrecoverable error. It enshrines illogical and unscientific analysis, it doesn't limit or expunge it.


The conjecture that humans affect climate - yet to be even rise, technically speaking, to a hypothesis, due to the inability to characterize and model the question in a way that can be falsified - is audacious, implausible, and pretends that earth history does not exist, and cannot be analyzed through physical evidence.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 19, 2017 02:38 PM (QDnY+)

344 PE Trump to visit the Unknowns at Arlington soon

Posted by: Nevergiveup

Are any TV channels covering this? I mean, a channel that won't make me through my shoe thru the TV.

Posted by: Bruce at January 19, 2017 02:38 PM (8ikIW)

345 The woody Johnson appointment is a gift to the UK press. Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at January 19, 2017 02:17 PM (gqpF

In what way? I know nothing about him, other than the basics of what is being reported today.

Posted by: LizLem at January 19, 2017 02:38 PM (hvf9s)

346 "Rick Perry believes "climate change" is real? OK, then."

I have no argument with the statement that climate change is real; no one should, since climate is always changing. The money question is who or what is responsible for the change? If it is the sun plus natural cycles, then there's nothing man can do to affect it no matter how many virgins we throw into the volcano.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 19, 2017 02:38 PM (Mb+1L)

347 Hi- ho. Anything been happening while I was taking care of business in RealSpace?

Posted by: tubal at January 19, 2017 02:39 PM (53RYI)

348 Theme song for Gaylord and gang boarding Air Force One for last trip?

"Who's gonna drive you home?" by The Cars.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 19, 2017 02:39 PM (XdfIf)

349 Are any TV channels covering this? I mean, a channel that won't make me through my shoe thru the TV.
Posted by: Bruce at January 19, 2017 02:38 PM (8ikIW)

Fox

C-Span might?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 19, 2017 02:39 PM (sRFAL)

350 Are any TV channels covering this? I mean, a channel that won't make me through my shoe thru the TV.


Posted by: Bruce at January 19, 2017 02:38 PM (8ikIW)

FBN says they will be covering it. The Stache is currently on talking to Trish Regan.

Posted by: Tami at January 19, 2017 02:39 PM (Enq6K)

351 Are any TV channels covering this? I mean, a channel that won't make me through my shoe thru the TV.

Posted by: Bruce at January 19, 2017 02:38 PM (8ikIW)


A champagne bottle works better.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 19, 2017 02:39 PM (4ErVI)

352 Posted by: L, Elle at January 19, 2017 02:31 PM (Rsi2C)

I entertained 1,2 and 4.... I was never against him, but I was just hoping he'd be slightly less Democrat than Hilary IF he won. Figured he was Scott Brown on a Federal level.

I haven't stopped smiling since he was elected. He has exceeded my wildest dreams.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 19, 2017 02:40 PM (kqtMD)

353 >>I'm not so arrogant to believe mankind can change the earth's climate even a little bit.

Would you really have preferred that Perry get into an extended argument about man made global warming which would have convinced absolutely nobody or would you rather he just put out a platitude that lefties can really argue with and end the discussion altogether? Politicians are skilled liar, it's what they do.

Let's just get the cabinet seated and move forward. Nobody in this administration is going to be a Gaia warrior.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 19, 2017 02:40 PM (/tuJf)

354 Are any TV channels covering this? I mean, a channel that won't make me through my shoe thru the TV.
Posted by: Bruce at January 19, 2017 02:38 PM (8ikIW)

Wearing the lead toed chucka boots again?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 19, 2017 02:40 PM (92kX2)

355 The US Government ran a deficit under Clinton. All eight years. You can detect this by checking the borrowing of the US Government. There never was a surplus by normal accounting rules. Rules never applied to Clinton. Gingrich was neutralized and removed before he could do anything permanent.

Posted by: Ok at January 19, 2017 02:40 PM (K2SnJ)

356 343 Stipulating the central unscientific assertion of the environmental authoritarians - that human activity has *any* impact on climate - is a fundamental and unrecoverable error. It enshrines illogical and unscientific analysis, it doesn't limit or expunge it.


The conjecture that humans affect climate - yet to be even rise, technically speaking, to a hypothesis, due to the inability to characterize and model the question in a way that can be falsified - is audacious, implausible, and pretends that earth history does not exist, and cannot be analyzed through physical evidence.


So agw\acg is horseshit?

Posted by: USNtakim at January 19, 2017 02:40 PM (hMqvx)

357 while our guys stick to their ideological guns in committee and then never get to office.

Somehow I doubt my "If we'd have set them on fire when they first brought it up they'd be out by now" policy would go over either.

Posted by: DaveA at January 19, 2017 02:40 PM (8J/Te)

358 Theme song for Gaylord and gang boarding Air Force One for last trip?

"Who's gonna drive you home?" by The Cars.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 19, 2017 02:39 PM (XdfIf)


I think we should outsource Barky's last flight to Malaysian Airlines.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 19, 2017 02:41 PM (zc3Db)

359 Just realized, Barron is Kai's uncle. They're about the same age.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 19, 2017 02:41 PM (ul9CR)

360 Good. He has been planning this for a long time, Morons.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky,Deplorable Infidel Queen at January 19, 2017 02:41 PM (fq4ih)

361 Fox



C-Span might?

Posted by: Nevergiveup

Thanks

Posted by: Bruce at January 19, 2017 02:41 PM (8ikIW)

362 315 Lefties be like:

@PJohnFord Patrick John Ford Retweeted David Marcus
Imagining art history without government patronage of the arts is a scary exercise. Goodbye da Vinci, Shakespeare, Mozart, etc.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 19, 2017 02:32 PM (V3IFq)

"The government" at the time were just wealthy individuals.

Posted by: josephistan at January 19, 2017 02:41 PM (7HtZB)

363 >>I imagine there was a slight increase in the utility bills.


Michelle's mom also went on a lot of those presidential trips to China, Africa, etc.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 19, 2017 02:41 PM (NOIQH)

364 PE Trump to visit the Unknowns at Arlington soon
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 19, 2017 02:36 PM
******
Within the half hour. I can't wait. There will be no fake respect for the military like with TFG

Posted by: L, Elle at January 19, 2017 02:41 PM (Rsi2C)

365 "342
>>>Meh,it's not about the way she looks.

Posted by: steevy at January 19, 2017 02:33 PM (r/0kC)



Or the way she combs her hair?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at January 19, 2017 02:37 PM (cBdd5)"


Her voice was soft and cool

Her eyes were clear and bright

But she's not there

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 19, 2017 02:41 PM (Mb+1L)

366 Rick Perry believes "climate change" is real? OK, then

Okay, a Freeman Dyson would have parsed it more accurately, but...what Perry said was unobjectionable.

It is likely that human activity plays a part in climate change.

It is also likely that part is vanishingly small, a point that Perry did not raise and that his questioners did not wish to raise.

And his point that economic impact needs to be taken into account...I'm sure a Monckton could have spun a better tale, but what Perry said is honest and accurate enough to get him past the hearing with minimal hassle.

Posted by: JEM at January 19, 2017 02:41 PM (TppKb)

367 This is priceless on WZ:
http://tinyurl.com/zc6y3ey

Awww, poor little princess.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 19, 2017 02:41 PM (92kX2)

368 If Trump can cut the growth of government, maybe economic growth can increase taxes enough to actually balance the budget.

Can an increase in manufacturing income replicate the tech boom of the 1990's?

None of the static economic models will show that, because they are STATIC.

Posted by: rd at January 19, 2017 02:41 PM (iT57s)

369
I'm not so arrogant to believe mankind can change the earth's climate even a little bit.
Posted by: Soona at January 19, 2017 02:36 PM (Fmupd)


Some hotel in Italy was buried by an avalanche of global warming today

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 19, 2017 02:41 PM (lKyWE)

370 Man-made Climate Change has been a bunch of Bantha po-do since the 1970s when they were claiming the world was about to enter a new Ice Age.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 19, 2017 02:41 PM (XdfIf)

371 "The only one he seems to be reneging on was appointing an independent prosecutor to b*tt f%ck Hillary over, but even that could change."

Eh, think he's holdin' that one in reserve, to keep the demented shrieking hag on the barstool and out of the political arena- I suspect communications along the lines of "stfu and stfd, or we start goin' through yo' sh*t, meticulously" have been conveyed to team canklo mcdrunkiepants.

I would point out the surreptitious, middle of the night style shuttering of the CGI as a bit of evidence for my contention...

Posted by: Twin Cities Daydrunk, countin' the hours down to Zero at January 19, 2017 02:41 PM (kVX3W)

372 Posted by: steevy at January 19, 2017 02:33 PM (r/0kC)

OH, I know! And agree with your post, I mean suddenly she's upset about leaving this place she hated so much?

I was just shocked that she looked pretty good.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 19, 2017 02:41 PM (kqtMD)

373 What's wrong with that? I believe climate change is real. Man-made climate change on the other hand.........

Posted by: Soona at January 19, 2017 02:31 PM (Fmupd)

" "Climate"? what's a "Climate"? "

Posted by: local news at January 19, 2017 02:41 PM (1isJI)

374 Theme song for Gaylord and gang boarding Air Force One for last trip?

Blondie: "Just Go Away"

Don't go away mad, don't go away sad,
Just go away (go away) and stay away-stay away!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 19, 2017 02:42 PM (ul9CR)

375 No one can reliably predict what Trump will do at this point. (Other than confound the DC experts.)

Posted by: Ok at January 19, 2017 02:42 PM (K2SnJ)

376 >>> PE Trump to visit the Unknowns at Arlington soon Posted by: Nevergiveup
Are any TV channels covering this? I mean, a channel that won't make me through my shoe thru the TV. Posted by: Bruce at January 19, 2017 02:38 PM (8ikIW)

Here's the C-Span link, they will be covering live soon.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jzg4fvg

Posted by: LizLem at January 19, 2017 02:42 PM (hvf9s)

377 When I started lawyering the opening demand was always policy limits. Then it got to be in excess of policy limits. Then the insurance companies started writing higher limits. Then it was still higher than limits. Limits went up again.

Negotiation 101. Its stupid, but some times, at least in the aggregate, brute stupidity works.

Posted by: simplemind at January 19, 2017 02:42 PM (C6xeQ)

378 42 >>>Meh,it's not about the way she looks.
Posted by: steevy at January 19, 2017 02:33 PM (r/0kC)

Or the way she combs her hair?
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at January 19, 2017 02:37 PM (cBdd5)



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Or the way she hacks up lugies in the bathroom every morning.

Posted by: Soona at January 19, 2017 02:42 PM (Fmupd)

379 I believe the climate is changing. Some of it is natural and some of it is due to human activity. The question is how much is due to human activity and how can we address it it while not damaging our economy blah, blah, blah.

It's a nothing statement designed to get by the Senate inquiry.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 19, 2017 02:31 PM (/tuJf)


Exactly.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at January 19, 2017 02:43 PM (QXQKl)

380 --
You didn't open with, "You're hot for an older lady," did you?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Laugh at a joke, get another joke free! at January 19, 2017 02:32 PM (Nwg0u)
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That's better than: "So, is it huge and luxurious?"

Posted by: irright at January 19, 2017 02:43 PM (pMGkg)

381 362 315 Lefties be like:

@PJohnFord Patrick John Ford Retweeted David Marcus
Imagining art history without government patronage of the arts is a scary exercise. Goodbye da Vinci, Shakespeare, Mozart, etc.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 19, 2017 02:32 PM (V3IFq)

"The government" at the time were just wealthy individuals.
Posted by: josephistan at January 19, 2017 02:41 PM (7HtZB)

======================

Well, Shakespeare was supported directly by the queen, but yeah...comparing the creation of art in a feudal system vs. a capitalistic one is just kind of silly.

My company's CEO is building a children's hospital with his massive earnings from our successful IPO a couple of years ago, and these people would probably believe that without government assistance, no one would get healthcare either.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 19, 2017 02:43 PM (/prE6)

382
You guys are all talking about them playing the word games for senate confirmation, I am talking about shoving it up their ass (ie, trump it). He has a lock on confirmation, why give the left anything?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 19, 2017 02:43 PM (ODxAs)

383 If shadenboner lasts more than four years, please see your doctor.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 19, 2017 02:44 PM (oVJmc)

384 Rick Perry believes "climate change" is real?

He's promising not to do that thing in their mouths.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at January 19, 2017 02:44 PM (9krrF)

385 The swamp needs water to thrive. In the swamp of DC, that water is money. Draining the swamp means cutting off its money. Kill it, Donald, kill it dead.

Posted by: Jeffersonian at January 19, 2017 02:44 PM (+ttLq)

386 "What's wrong with that? I believe climate change is real. Man-made climate change on the other hand........."

Exactly.
Go visit the Petrified Forrest, or the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 19, 2017 02:45 PM (QM5S2)

387 Man-made Climate Change has been a bunch of Bantha po-do since the 1970s when they were claiming the world was about to enter a new Ice Age.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 19, 2017 02:41 PM (XdfIf)


Actually, the ice age thing is a much better guess. According to the climate history seen in the Vostok cores the Earth is currently at the unstable, highly variable peak of a 100,000 year (give or take) natural cycle that is about to drop off a cliff (more than 15 degrees cooler). That's how things really look. Of course, that drop appears to stand to happen over the next 1000 years or so.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 19, 2017 02:45 PM (zc3Db)

388 Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 19, 2017 02:43 PM (ODxAs)

Do they have enough votes to do that?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 19, 2017 02:45 PM (kqtMD)

389 While Perry was governor of Texas, climate change was a non issue. I really don't think that has actually changed.

Posted by: lindafell de spair deplorable xenophobic redneck at January 19, 2017 02:45 PM (JNDQi)

390 I have no argument with the statement that climate
change is real; no one should, since climate is always changing. The
money question is who or what is responsible for the change? If it is
the sun plus natural cycles, then there's nothing man can do to affect
it no matter how many virgins we throw into the volcano.


Posted by: Tom Servo at January 19, 2017 02:38 PM (Mb+1L)

There are actually 3 questions:1) Is the climate changing? (yes)2) Is human activity the primary cause? (no definitive answers, but probably not)3) Will the proposed restrictions on human behavior change it back to a "good" climate? (no definitive answers, but probably not)

Posted by: not the mama at January 19, 2017 02:45 PM (EpAnP)

391 Here's a live stream to Arlington:

https://youtu.be/Xndpyx4069k

Posted by: L, Elle at January 19, 2017 02:46 PM (Rsi2C)

392 367. Heh.....lamentations of de vimmins.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 19, 2017 02:46 PM (3y7KT)

393 >>> Some hotel in Italy was buried by an avalanche of global warming today
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 19, 2017 02:41 PM (lKyWE)

Ha. Al Gore is at Sundance today since they are releasing the sequel to An Inconvenient Truth. It is all snowy snow in Park city today, huge storms expected all weekend. I am pointing and laughing in spirit.

Posted by: LizLem at January 19, 2017 02:46 PM (hvf9s)

394 This is priceless on WZ:
http://tinyurl.com/zc6y3ey

Awww, poor little princess.


No job under Clinton.

Not cute enough to compete with the Russians.

Since they all mate assortatively her partner (whoever/whatever that might be) is likely to be part of some Democrat-machine operation, government or otherwise, that may be in trouble too.

Still looking for that 40% devaluation in Beltway real estate, and maybe a return of parts of NoVA to sanity.

Posted by: JEM at January 19, 2017 02:46 PM (TppKb)

395 Whoa, you like to think you're immune to the stuff, oh yeah
It's closer to the truth to say you can't get enough
You know you're gonna have to face it, you're addicted to Trump.
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Get Your Inaugural Whines at the Outrage Outlet! at January 19, 2017 02:21 PM (hLRSq)

Must. Steal.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at January 19, 2017 02:46 PM (Om16U)

396 Re. Jackie Chiles. Wow! I thought the gentleman who played Chiles (Phil Morris) had died but I see at IMDB that he's still alive. I wonder who died then who I thought was the Chiles actor?

I guess I'll have to change that sock now. Luckily!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 19, 2017 02:47 PM (lJXY3)

397 >>Theme song for Gaylord and gang boarding Air Force One for last trip?

Jack Ingram's "Love You"

Posted by: Lizzy at January 19, 2017 02:47 PM (NOIQH)

398 Is that the normal thing to do, go lay a wreath?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 19, 2017 02:47 PM (4ErVI)

399 PE Trump to visit the Unknowns at Arlington soon Posted by: Nevergiveup

+++

Bless him. Already 100 million times a better man than O'fuckstick.

Posted by: washrivergal at January 19, 2017 02:48 PM (Ivjge)

400 390 3) Will the proposed restrictions on human behavior change it back to a "good" climate? (no definitive answers, but probably not)
Posted by: not the mama at January 19, 2017 02:45 PM (EpAnP)

=====================

Well, it depends on which proposed restrictions.

The ones advocated by most "mainstream" sources wouldn't do much.

The ones advocated by eco-terrorists would do a fair bit to affect the environment as a whole. What with all the suddenly empty cities and boon of food for carrion birds and all.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 19, 2017 02:48 PM (/prE6)

401 wow. cuts? This is why I vote GOP. What a strange world.

Posted by: Joe Inaugurating 45 in DC at January 19, 2017 02:48 PM (QkS7+)

402 *sighs*

Fine. I should have said "The commie scum sucking proponents of Man-Made Climate Change" just to ensure my point was clear. Notice I did not mention 'science' in my original sentence.

Another bit of science is that CO2 is ALWAYS a lagging indicator of any climate shift.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 19, 2017 02:48 PM (XdfIf)

403 Somebody needs to punch me because I must be dead with all this good news.

If I hear Obama lost his voice forever, I will know I am really dead.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 19, 2017 02:48 PM (dKiJG)

404 My problem with the climate change people is that they discount the variable output of the giant thermonuclear explosion continuously going off over our left shoulder.

They get mad when I tell them that the earth is an unimaginably vast system which is pretty much impossible to model.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 19, 2017 02:48 PM (92kX2)

405
I don't know maybe I was just hoping that the Repubs this time with congress and the presidency would act like dems and ram through what they want instead of rolling over. Probably too much to ask.

But history damn well shows what obama and the dems did in a similar situation.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 19, 2017 02:48 PM (ODxAs)

406 This is an excellent video of Trump and family arriving in DC. There must have been a lot of dust and detritus in the air....my eyes were just going crazy.

http://tinyurl.com/zb57y94

Posted by: bicentennialguy at January 19, 2017 02:48 PM (vg8iE)

407 The earth has a fever folks...and the only prescription is for the government to take more of your money.

Posted by: steevy at January 19, 2017 02:48 PM (r/0kC)

408 396
Re. Jackie Chiles. Wow! I thought the gentleman who played Chiles (Phil
Morris) had died but I see at IMDB that he's still alive. I wonder who
died then who I thought was the Chiles actor?

I guess I'll have to change that sock now. Luckily!


Posted by: andycanuck at January 19, 2017 02:47 PM (lJXY3)

Maybe you're thinking of the real attorney he was based on, Johnnie Cochran?

Posted by: Tami at January 19, 2017 02:48 PM (Enq6K)

409 >>You guys are all talking about them playing the word games for senate confirmation, I am talking about shoving it up their ass (ie, trump it). He has a lock on confirmation, why give the left anything?

Because it's meaningless. It's all kabuki but that doesn't mean you want to lose points in the process.

I don't believe the polls but I do believe that the media and roughly half the country is looking for any excuse to pounce on Trump. Why feed them ammo when you want the public behind you? Like it or not, this is still a politically exercise and it helps a lot to have the public behind us. Trump himself has already walked back his "AGW is a fraud" statement and said some of it is man made.

If the Trump administration starts becoming AGW warriors then there is something to talk about. Otherwise it's just political posturing at a time when everyone is politically posturing.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 19, 2017 02:48 PM (/tuJf)

410 >>Is that the normal thing to do, go lay a wreath?


Every morning, right after my first cup of coffee.

Posted by: Michelle Obama's landing Strip at January 19, 2017 02:48 PM (tdv0F)

411 377. Its stupid, but some times, at least in the aggregate, brute stupidity works.
Posted by: simplemind at January 19, 2017 02:42 PM (C6xeQ)
***
If it's stupid and it works, it isn't stupid.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 19, 2017 02:49 PM (3y7KT)

412 Trump goes low they dance on the pole?

The University of Texas at Austin will host a day-long "twerkshop" where
they will "move together like nasty women" to protest Donald Trump's
inauguration.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hu6wqcs

From WZ

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 19, 2017 02:49 PM (tf9Ne)

413 CPD & paramedics here. Hillary meltdown like 3 Mile Island.

Posted by: Bill in Chappaqua at January 19, 2017 02:49 PM (bc2Lc)

414 404 My problem with the climate change people is that they discount the variable output of the giant thermonuclear explosion continuously going off over our left shoulder.

They get mad when I tell them that the earth is an unimaginably vast system which is pretty much impossible to model.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 19, 2017 02:48 PM (92kX2)

=======================

"#SCIENCE knows everything! If you don't believe that, then you are a heretic! Our priests will banish you!"
-Level-headed Environmental Advocate

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 19, 2017 02:49 PM (/prE6)

415 There are actually 3 questions:1) Is the climate changing? (yes)2) Is human activity the primary cause? (no definitive answers, but probably not)3) Will the proposed restrictions on human behavior change it back to a "good" climate? (no definitive answers, but probably not)
Posted by: not the mama at January 19, 2017 02:45 PM (EpAnP)

There's actually a 4th.

4) If all the above are "yes," then are the proposed restrictions the best way we can think of to change the climate back to a "good" climate?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 19, 2017 02:50 PM (KUaJL)

416
You guys are all talking about them playing the word games for senate confirmation, I am talking about shoving it up their ass (ie, trump it). He has a lock on confirmation, why give the left anything?
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 19, 2017 02:43 PM (ODxAs)


Because their job isn't to set policy,their job to execute the policy of president Trump

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 19, 2017 02:50 PM (lKyWE)

417 There are actually 3 questions:1) Is the climate changing? (yes)2) Is human activity the primary cause? (no definitive answers, but probably not)3) Will the proposed restrictions on human behavior change it back to a "good" climate? (no definitive answers, but probably not)
Posted by: not the mama at January 19, 2017 02:45 PM (EpAnP)

Follow up question to #3: If the proposed actions will have admittedly no effect, why are they being proposed.

No matter the problem, the prescription is always the same.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 19, 2017 02:50 PM (92kX2)

418 406 This is an excellent video of Trump and family arriving in DC. There must have been a lot of dust and detritus in the air....my eyes were just going crazy.

http://tinyurl.com/zb57y94

Posted by: bicentennialguy at January 19, 2017 02:48 PM (vg8iE)


I need to tie my leg to my chair because I keep floating up to the ceiling.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 19, 2017 02:50 PM (4ErVI)

419
So I went over to weaselzippers, and OH! My! GOD! look at those heels!!!!

Posted by: Sam Cold Hans at January 19, 2017 02:50 PM (vSVDW)

420 Oh, yeah Riley?

Well. The Twerkshop called.

They're running out of you!

Posted by: George Costanza at January 19, 2017 02:51 PM (tdv0F)

421 I'm not commenting in any way on Perry's testimony. JackStraw has the right practical take on that, I think.


No, USNtakim AGW isn't horses**t, it is, as I said, an audacious conjecture, probably not even rising to the level of hypothesis.


The process of promoting this conjecture as so corrupted aspects of the physical sciences, esp. weather data collection, that the new admin. can make gigantic contributions just getting those things back to normal.


NOAA/NASA, with some real kooks in charge, has destroyed the credibility of what should be reliable climate data. If they do nothing but return some integrity to simple things like surface temperature collection, it could deal a serious blow to the lysenkoism that has ravaged parts of science.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 19, 2017 02:51 PM (QDnY+)

422 "They are already bitching about the added expense for security because she is going to be at Trump Tower for the next few months. "

But nary a peep about close to 100 million for earflaps and trigger's 8 years of vacationing.

Yeah, no bias there. Not even a smidgen.

Posted by: Twin Cities Daydrunk, countin' the hours down to Zero at January 19, 2017 02:51 PM (kVX3W)

423 408 Yeah,and I've recently seen ambulance chaser ads for the "Jackie Cochran Group".

Posted by: steevy at January 19, 2017 02:51 PM (r/0kC)

424 416
Because their job isn't to set policy,their job to execute the policy of president Trump
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 19, 2017 02:50 PM (lKyWE)

======================

"No, their job is to do what we want without regard to the results of a democratic process."
-Liberal judiciary

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 19, 2017 02:51 PM (/prE6)

425 Someone may have mentioned this in response to earlier inquiries, but whatever happened to Nip Sip (the Tillis atrocity reminded me of him), and LDC, who was such a valuable source of damning GOPe Twitterisms, etc.?

Posted by: rhomboid at January 19, 2017 02:52 PM (QDnY+)

426 >>The University of Texas at Austin will host a day-long "twerkshop" where

they will "move together like nasty women" to protest Donald Trump's

inauguration.


IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE SUCH A MEANINGLESS GESTURE HIGHLIGHTS HOW POWERLESS THEY ARE

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at January 19, 2017 02:53 PM (NOIQH)

427 "Well, Shakespeare was supported directly by the queen, but yeah...comparing the creation of art in a feudal system vs. a capitalistic one is just kind of"


Professional acting was not permitted, the dodge was that the company had to be sponsored by a nobleman, as in "The Lord Chancellor's Men" or the "Lord High Admiral's Men."

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Get Your Inaugural Whines at the Outrage Outlet! at January 19, 2017 02:53 PM (hLRSq)

428 "Follow up question to #3: If the proposed actions will have admittedly no effect, why are they being proposed.(?)"

Money.

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 19, 2017 02:53 PM (QM5S2)

429 Aetius, could always your 'friends' if they know what the Albedo Effect is.

Water vapor reflects four times as many wavelengths of sunlight as that nasty nasty little bit of CO2.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 19, 2017 02:53 PM (XdfIf)

430 I guess yesterday heard a clip of Bernie questioning a Trump appointment (not sure which)but my response would have been
Is Marxism all you got?

Posted by: Skip at January 19, 2017 02:54 PM (yx0Ld)

431 418 406 This is an excellent video of Trump and family arriving in DC. There must have been a lot of dust and detritus in the air....my eyes were just going crazy.
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I cried too.

Headline news: DONALD TRUMP MAKES PEOPLE CRY!!!!!!

Posted by: lindafell de spair deplorable xenophobic redneck at January 19, 2017 02:54 PM (JNDQi)

432 This is an excellent video of Trump and family
arriving in DC. There must have been a lot of dust and detritus in the
air....my eyes were just going crazy.

http://tinyurl.com/zb57y94


Posted by: bicentennialguy

Thank you for the link. Great!!

Posted by: Bruce at January 19, 2017 02:54 PM (8ikIW)

433 Here's my take on how businessman Trump looks at Fed spending.

He's in his office in Trump Tower, during winter, writing out checks for the building's heating bill and signing employee checks but first he heads downstairs to see all windows open, the loading dock open, heat escaping everywhere, employees drinking and partying, talking on the company phones to friends, surfing the internet for pron, insulting his customers, employees taking company property...what do you think his mind set is and what he's going to do about it?

Posted by: Fuq the Media at January 19, 2017 02:54 PM (t/9G+)

434
Follow up question to #3: If the proposed actions will have admittedly no effect, why are they being proposed.

For the future Solyndras.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 19, 2017 02:55 PM (IqV8l)

435
this thing with Perry is very very minor to me, but repubs have been fools for playing the media game for so long, that they let these things invade the culture instead of yelling "stop".

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 19, 2017 02:55 PM (ODxAs)

436 Weasel Zippers- Obama Staffers Crying as they leave The White House for the last time


Definitely Downfall bunker scene.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 19, 2017 02:55 PM (PukHz)

437 " CNN Hires Daughter of Obama Advisor Valerie Jarrett to Cover Trump Justice Department "

And CNN takes another circle round the Bemus, on it's inexorable way to flushtown.

Posted by: Twin Cities Daydrunk, countin' the hours down to Zero at January 19, 2017 02:56 PM (kVX3W)

438 >>>Jackie Chiles

remember mission: impossible guy, greg morris?
seinfeld jackie is his son

Posted by: concrete girl at January 19, 2017 02:56 PM (QmEKL)

439 "The University of Texas at Austin will host a day-long "twerkshop" where

they will "move together like nasty women" to protest Donald Trump's

inauguration."

If this is true, I would like to think some rather clever man is taking advantage of the libtards.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at January 19, 2017 02:56 PM (WuRdh)

440 412 Trump goes low they dance on the pole?

The University of Texas at Austin will host a day-long "twerkshop" where
they will "move together like nasty women" to protest Donald Trump's
inauguration.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hu6wqcs

From WZ

Yeah, that'll show 'em.

Posted by: iwuzhere at January 19, 2017 02:56 PM (GRNzr)

441 Overall, the blueprint being used by Trump's team would reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion over 10 years.
***
Coincidentally about how much Obama added to the debt over his presidency.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 19, 2017 02:57 PM (X7E8f)

442 436 Oh man,their tears are better than the finest Scotch.

Posted by: steevy at January 19, 2017 02:57 PM (r/0kC)

443 Coming late so someone may have made this point. A trillion dollars over ten years is only a hundred billion dollars a year. That's not really that much. There is a lot more cutting that could be done without even getting close to the bone.

I have to think that this is only one aspect of the plan. The idea of eliminating departments and reducing staffing could add up to a lot more than a hundred billion a year.

And the timeline is always a question. It all depends on what happens between now and 2027, how well the GDP does (with resulting increases in tax revenues) and so forth.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 19, 2017 02:57 PM (ro5Th)

444 >>I guess yesterday heard a clip of Bernie questioning a Trump appointment (not sure which)but my response would have been
Is Marxism all you got?

One Republican Senator did sort of answer this way. Sanders was going off on Price about Obamacare and free healthcare for all and saying we aren't a compassionate country like other developed nations and then did a mic drop so Price couldn't reply.

Some Republican Senator, Isakson maybe, said something to the affect, Well we see how well free healthcare works in socialist countries like Venezuela. There was a bit of chuckling in the room after that one.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 19, 2017 02:57 PM (/tuJf)

445 442 436 Oh man,their tears are better than the finest Scotch.
Posted by: steevy at January 19, 2017 02:57 PM (r/0kC)

No. No they're not.

MMmmmmm, scotch.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 19, 2017 02:58 PM (8hICw)

446 in former Soviet America, Trump surprises YOU!!!


embrace the Trump, ace; get your 40-something NYC hipster ass in gear

Posted by: name, rank, cereal # at January 19, 2017 02:58 PM (ihtYN)

447 421 I'm not commenting in any way on Perry's testimony. JackStraw has the right practical take on that, I think.


No, USNtakim AGW isn't horses**t, it is, as I said, an audacious conjecture, probably not even rising to the level of hypothesis.


The process of promoting this conjecture as so corrupted aspects of the physical sciences, esp. weather data collection, that the new admin. can make gigantic contributions just getting those things back to normal.


NOAA/NASA, with some real kooks in charge, has destroyed the credibility of what should be reliable climate data. If they do nothing but return some integrity to simple things like surface temperature collection, it could deal a serious blow to the lysenkoism that has ravaged parts of science.

I meant that Climate change driven by human activity is horseshit... you stated it in terms I can not muster.

Posted by: USNtakim at January 19, 2017 02:58 PM (hMqvx)

448 Tiffany looked great too. Her Democrat boyfriend should have shaved that stubble though.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 19, 2017 02:59 PM (ul9CR)

449
432 This is an excellent video of Trump and family
arriving in DC. There must have been a lot of dust and detritus in the
air....my eyes were just going crazy.

http://tinyurl.com/zb57y94


Posted by: bicentennialguy

Thank you for the link. Great!!
Posted by: Bruce at January 19, 2017 02:54 PM (8ikIW)


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

Ha! Those Air Force pilots really greased that landing.

Posted by: Soona at January 19, 2017 02:59 PM (Fmupd)

450 He's in his office in Trump Tower, during winter, writing out checks for the building's heating bill and signing employee checks but first he heads downstairs to see all windows open, the loading dock open, heat escaping everywhere, employees drinking and partying, talking on the company phones to friends, surfing the internet for pron, insulting his customers, employees taking company property...what do you think his mind set is and what he's going to do about it?
Posted by: Fuq the Media at January 19, 2017 02:54 PM (t/9G+)

Well... at least they aren't shitting in the hallways...


oh... wait... EPA.... crap...

Posted by: Don Q. going hmmmmmm at January 19, 2017 02:59 PM (qf6WZ)

451 @432 - You are quite welcome!

Posted by: bicentennialguy at January 19, 2017 02:59 PM (vg8iE)

452 @PJohnFord Patrick John Ford Retweeted David Marcus

Imagining art history without government patronage of the arts is a scary exercise. Goodbye da Vinci, Shakespeare, Mozart, etc.


Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 19, 2017 02:32 PM (V3IFq)


Wait, so they're pro-1%ers like the House of Medici again? (They were bankers and businessmen, right?)

Posted by: 16 Paranoia Filled Days Later at January 19, 2017 03:00 PM (Halhc)

453 NOAA/NASA, with some real kooks in charge, has destroyed the credibility of what should be reliable climate data. If they do nothing but return some integrity to simple things like surface temperature collection, it could deal a serious blow to the lysenkoism that has ravaged parts of science.

I meant that Climate change driven by human activity is horseshit... you stated it in terms I can not muster.
Posted by: USNtakim at January 19, 2017 02:58 PM (hMqvx)

They have even recently started to 'renorm' the satellite data... because it wasn't saying what they though it should say....

So must be wrong...

Posted by: Don Q. going hmmmmmm at January 19, 2017 03:00 PM (qf6WZ)

454 Coming late so someone may have made this point. A trillion dollars over ten years is only a hundred billion dollars a year. That's not really that much. There is a lot more cutting that could be done without even getting close to the bone.



10.5 TRILLION over 10 years. A trillion a year.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 19, 2017 03:00 PM (PukHz)

455
The University of Texas at Austin will host a day-long "twerkshop" where they will "move together like nasty women" to protest Donald Trump's inauguration.


I predict many a mish will be grabbed

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 19, 2017 03:01 PM (lKyWE)

456 Secretariat has a piece in the NYT called "What We Got Right."

Amazingly, it runs for several paragraphs.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 19, 2017 03:01 PM (B+qrE)

457 Ahem,ace is 29.Messenger bags are not purses and totally not gay.

Posted by: steevy at January 19, 2017 03:01 PM (r/0kC)

458 363
Michelle's mom also went on a lot of those presidential trips to China, Africa, etc.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 19, 2017 02:41 PM (NOIQH)
----------------------------
She is required to pay for her room and her food expenses.
She is also required to pay the going commercial rate for transportation --- unless she is a tax-dependent, which she may or may not be.

(That being said, I think those trips look bad, especially when so many can't afford ANY vacation in the Obamaconomy.)

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 19, 2017 03:02 PM (Nox3c)

459 >>Coming late so someone may have made this point. A trillion dollars over ten years is only a hundred billion dollars a year. That's not really that much. There is a lot more cutting that could be done without even getting close to the bone.

A trillion a year in discretionary spending, that's all this is, is a metric fuckload. As has been said over and over and over, the only way we are going to get real spending cuts is there are cuts in military spending and more importantly entitlements.

So far, Trump has said no cuts to entitlements and an increase in military spending. We shall see.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 19, 2017 03:02 PM (/tuJf)

460 The University of Texas at Austin will host a day-long "twerkshop" where

they will "move together like nasty women" to protest Donald Trump's

inauguration.

Hey! They're stealing our gig! Don't make us cut yas, bitches!

Posted by: Harf and Psaki: Pole Dancers for Hire at January 19, 2017 03:02 PM (qJhUV)

461 29 This is awesome news. He isn't campaigning any more, so exaggerating wouldn't do him any good.

___________________

No, Insty had a link the other day to a story that Trump has already trademarked his 2020 campaign slogan: "Keep America Great"

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 19, 2017 03:02 PM (riF5p)

462 i want to see ophuckstick and his band of dysfunctional spawn and relatives boarding a plane for the last time. i will have the sound off playing the motley crues' don't go away mad, just go away. the neighbors will hear it too. fuck em.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 19, 2017 03:02 PM (KP5rU)

463 Late to the thread so this has probably been discussed already, but I think what's happening here is Trump is doing his usual play: open with a sky-high offer and then let the opponent whittle you down to something that's less than you asked for, but more than they expected. Then everyone gets to feel like they "won."



I would LOVE if half of what Trump's team is proposing here were to happen. If all of it went through? I might have a heart attack from all that winning.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at January 19, 2017 03:03 PM (4df7R)

464 Oh, this is going to be good.

Based on an aging analysis of the federal judiciary a study concludes Trump may eventually appoint as much as half of all federal judges. Half.

http://tinyurl.com/za2vto5

Posted by: MTF at January 19, 2017 03:03 PM (X4ZNp)

465 >>The University of Texas at Austin will host a day-long "twerkshop" where
they will "move together like nasty women" to protest Donald Trump's
inauguration.


Kinda like the super-effective queer dance party on Mike Pence's front lawn last night?

How do we lose to these people?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 19, 2017 03:03 PM (NOIQH)

466 417 There are actually 3 questions:1) Is the climate changing? (yes)2) Is human activity the primary cause? (no definitive answers, but probably not)3) Will the proposed restrictions on human behavior change it back to a "good" climate? (no definitive answers, but probably not)
Posted by: not the mama at January 19, 2017 02:45 PM (EpAnP)

Follow up question to #3: If the proposed actions will have admittedly no effect, why are they being proposed.

No matter the problem, the prescription is always the same.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 19, 2017 02:50 PM (92kX2)


To this day, I'm stunned by the fact that no one argues that the answer to any kind of climate change is cheap and plentiful energy! Cheap energy (and a robust infrastructure) allows you to counteract the effects of climate whether its too hot or too cold. Imagine a politician saying "We're not going to worry about climate change, because we'll have the cheap energy to overcome whatever Mother Nature will bring!"

As to what's causing climate change? Considering the forces involved, I'd consider us just above ants and beavers in having the ability to affect the climate. Compared to the forces of gravity, and radiation from all sorts of heavenly bodies, our contribution is probably negligible. When you consider the Fukishima quake altered the earth's rotation on its axis, and actually moved Japan closer to China, to the Mt. Pinatubo eruption which spewed out more pollution than all of man's industrial activity combined, its pretty clear where we are on the climate change pecking order. But it doesn't fit the liberal agenda, so we won't hear it.

Posted by: Iblis at January 19, 2017 03:04 PM (9221z)

467 No, USNtakim AGW isn't horses**t, it is, as I said, an audacious conjecture, probably not even rising to the level of hypothesis.

I think framed and limited properly you can get hypothesis from it.

But you certainly can't get to theory because there's no possible falsification test.

And if the Trump administration wanted to make heads explode they'd establish a guide that it should be referred to as the 'climate change hypothesis'.

Because the warmists want to consider it fact.

Posted by: JEM at January 19, 2017 03:04 PM (TppKb)

468 465 >>The University of Texas at Austin will host a day-long "twerkshop" where
they will "move together like nasty women" to protest Donald Trump's
inauguration.


Kinda like the super-effective queer dance party on Mike Pence's front lawn last night?

How do we lose to these people?
Posted by: Lizzy at January 19, 2017 03:03 PM (NOIQH)

By not fighting....

Posted by: Don Q. going hmmmmmm at January 19, 2017 03:04 PM (qf6WZ)

469 How do we lose to these people?

Ahem.

We didn't.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 19, 2017 03:04 PM (B+qrE)

470 Speaking of aging judiciary...

Has anyone seen a non-CGI version of Ruth Vader-Meinhoff Ginsburg in awhile?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 19, 2017 03:04 PM (XdfIf)

471 If Trump made me the Tzar of budget cutting Leftists would be howling bloody murder

Posted by: Skip at January 19, 2017 03:05 PM (yx0Ld)

472 Schadenboner.............looks like we are going to be making a trip to the ER tonight.

Posted by: name at January 19, 2017 03:05 PM (En9Fa)

473 This is an excellent video of Trump and family
arriving in DC. There must have been a lot of dust and detritus in the
air....my eyes were just going crazy.

http://tinyurl.com/zb57y94

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Boy, that talk of Christ and freedom, I bet that pisses off the moonbats.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Laugh at a joke, get another joke free! at January 19, 2017 03:05 PM (Nwg0u)

474 have the drum circles formed yet? you can't have a self respecting protest without a shitload of drum circles.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 19, 2017 03:05 PM (KP5rU)

475 454
Coming late so someone may have made this point. A trillion dollars over
ten years is only a hundred billion dollars a year. That's not really
that much. There is a lot more cutting that could be done without even
getting close to the bone.







10.5 TRILLION over 10 years. A trillion a year.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 19, 2017 03:00 PM (PukHz)

We have to get Washington to stop with this "over 10 years" B.S. This is nothing but a PR tactic because in 10 years they won't be in charge any more.

I want real, concrete and permanent cuts outlined for the upcoming budget. Do that, get it through Congress and then I'll be impressed.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 19, 2017 03:06 PM (jxbfJ)

476 Anna I think Zombie Ruthy will be around untill she literally starts rotting like a old dead on TWD

Posted by: Skip at January 19, 2017 03:07 PM (yx0Ld)

477 http://tinyurl.com/za2vto5

everyone's getting around to reposting the stuff I linked to on the morning thread...wow.

Yeah, he gets on day one just about as many openings as Clinton had and far more than anyone else in recent history. And potentially (but only potentially) half of the total in his first term.

Posted by: JEM at January 19, 2017 03:07 PM (TppKb)

478 470 Speaking of aging judiciary...

Has anyone seen a non-CGI version of Ruth Vader-Meinhoff Ginsburg in awhile?
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 19, 2017 03:04 PM (XdfIf)

Here you go:

http://tinyurl.com/hkx8fm5

Have to get ready for work. You all enjoy the next 24 hours.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 19, 2017 03:08 PM (92kX2)

479 I want real, concrete and permanent cuts outlined for the upcoming budget. Do that, get it through Congress and then I'll be impressed.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 19, 2017 03:06 PM (jxbfJ)

The budget bill really doesn't mean anything either..

Its the spending bills.... which even the REPUBLICAN controlled Congress (both houses) could not seem to get done.

Posted by: Don Q. going hmmmmmm at January 19, 2017 03:08 PM (qf6WZ)

480 427 Professional acting was not permitted, the dodge was that the company had to be sponsored by a nobleman, as in "The Lord Chancellor's Men" or the "Lord High Admiral's Men."
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Get Your Inaugural Whines at the Outrage Outlet! at January 19, 2017 02:53 PM (hLRSq)

===================

Next thing you know, they'll be saying that you can't make art without copyright.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 19, 2017 03:08 PM (/prE6)

481
Kinda like the super-effective queer dance party on Mike Pence's front lawn last night?

They're playing that one over and over on Indy news stations.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 19, 2017 03:08 PM (IqV8l)

482 Insty had a link the other day to a story that Trump has already trademarked his 2020 campaign slogan: "Keep America Great"

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I was hoping for "Make Obama Cry Again".

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Laugh at a joke, get another joke free! at January 19, 2017 03:08 PM (Nwg0u)

483 Trump's team would reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion over 10 years.

If he does that, I would forgive many, many other failures. And I would probably put him in front of Reagan as the best president of my lifetime (though, watch that step from him to #2, it is a doozy).

Posted by: Kristian W Holvoet at January 19, 2017 03:08 PM (3bo9E)

484 >>> No, Insty had a link the other day to a story that Trump has already trademarked his 2020 campaign slogan: "Keep America Great"
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 19, 2017 03:02 PM (riF5p)

Ha! Winners see scenarios where they are successful. I like this mindset, means he is serious.

Posted by: LizLem at January 19, 2017 03:08 PM (hvf9s)

485 >>>Kinda like the super-effective queer dance party on Mike Pence's front lawn last night?<<<

Well, I for one, can't wait to see Donald and Caitlyn boogie down at the inauguration tomorrow. Because it's so very important to these people.

Posted by: Fritz at January 19, 2017 03:08 PM (2Mnv1)

486 Trump coming out of Blair House

Posted by: Bruce at January 19, 2017 03:09 PM (8ikIW)

487 Weekend with Ruthie for four years.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 19, 2017 03:09 PM (IqV8l)

488 TRUMP CAN SAVE A LOT OF MONEY BY NOT BUILDING THE CAMPS!! BUT TRUMP WON'T DO THAT BECAUSE THEN HE WON'T HAVE ANY PLACE TO THROW US IN!!!

Posted by: The Hysterical Sally Kohn at January 19, 2017 03:09 PM (qJhUV)

489 >>They're playing that one over and over on Indy news stations.

LOL - More of this, please!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 19, 2017 03:09 PM (NOIQH)

490 The worst-case scenario for Trump was always "Better than Hillary." What's the best-case look like now?

I'm not saying it's better than Reagan.

*coughs*

But... better than Reagan?

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at January 19, 2017 03:10 PM (OVUYQ)

491 415 There are actually 3 questions:1) Is the climate changing? (yes)2) Is human activity the primary cause? (no definitive answers, but probably not)3) Will the proposed restrictions on human behavior change it back to a "good" climate? (no definitive answers, but probably not)
Posted by: not the mama at January 19, 2017 02:45 PM (EpAnP)

There's actually a 4th.

4) If all the above are "yes," then are the proposed restrictions the best way we can think of to change the climate back to a "good" climate?


. . . and a 5th :
5) What's the definition of a "good" climate? What's the correct global temperature?

Posted by: Iowa Bob at January 19, 2017 03:10 PM (tu3iY)

492 And how much would President Hillary have reduced spending?

Posted by: steevy at January 19, 2017 03:10 PM (r/0kC)

493 486 Trump coming out of Blair House

--

He grabbed the Blair Witch's mish!

Posted by: @votermom @vm at January 19, 2017 03:10 PM (Om16U)

494 Do I want a link to the weird dance-off on Pence's lawn?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 19, 2017 03:10 PM (XdfIf)

495 Obama commutes another 330 sentences. He's now at about 2,000 the most of any president.

He does realize these people are going back into the communities they were destroying- right? He also realizes that drug offenses are a gateway to more serious crimes and that where they occur all crimes go up- right?

Let's see where these communities are in two years.

Oh yes in a bit of irony about 500 of those sentences have gun related charges.

But yeah. Set them free or something.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 19, 2017 03:10 PM (9ASbL)

496 Get rid of the IRS.

Adopt the Flat Tax.
No loopholes and EVERYONE pays.

Get rid of the Department of Education.
How many billions of dollars have been spent and test scores have gone down and not up? Throw it all back to the States and get back to teaching Reading, Writing and Artithmatic (NO COMMON CORE) and Civics.
Do not teach diversity or getting in in touch with your feelings

That is a start.

Posted by: Scuba Dude at January 19, 2017 03:10 PM (WsJuq)

497 I may have to turn in my Man Card. I just watched the video of Trump and his family coming off the plane and I started to cry like a baby. Tears are still running down my cheeks. I don't remember crying like this as an adult, not even when my parents or late wife passed. I have so much hope for our country, and things looked so dark for so many years under the shadow of Obama et al. Thank God it was not Hillery, Bill and Chelsea coming down that stairs.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 19, 2017 03:11 PM (ro5Th)

498 Posted by: Lizzy at January 19, 2017 03:03 PM (NOIQH)


So they're going to move together like nasty women to show that the ARE nasty women who have the brains and class of Miley Cyrus?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 19, 2017 03:11 PM (tOcW/)

499 How do we lose to these people?

Posted by: Lizzy

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By accepting their premise.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at January 19, 2017 03:11 PM (toH8T)

500 Trump coming out of Blair House
Posted by: Bruce at January 19, 2017 03:09 PM (8ikIW)

Link to vid, or just news report update?

Posted by: LizLem at January 19, 2017 03:11 PM (hvf9s)

501 Example - a bill has been introduced to eliminate the ATF. About f*cking time!!! The only reason the ATF exists is so the Justice Dep't can have some guys of its own with all those cool tactical weapons and they don't have to ask the FBI for it.


Originally, because of special federal taxes on those aforementioned items, the (Bureau of) ATF was part of the *Treasury* department.

If the taxes still exist, and they do, by all means put it back where it belongs.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 19, 2017 03:11 PM (ujg0T)

502 I think the Trump family should have a Toga Party tomorrow. At least the Trump wymmins should.

Posted by: wth at January 19, 2017 03:11 PM (HgMAr)

503 Honestly, who in the hell begrudges a grandmother around for young children whose parents are gone a lot?

The Fuckstick girls were little when they went into the WH; they needed some normalcy and someone around when mom and dad were at late night functions and traveling.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 19, 2017 02:35 PM (kqtMD)

---

My Gammy came to live with us after we moved to Hawai'i in 1980.

My dad (courtesy of the Navy) claimed her as a dependent from 1981-1983, when he retired.

Between my dad being away for months on end and mom being batshit crazy drunk more often than not, Gammy being there was literally a lifesaver for me and my siblings.

Posted by: SMFH at January 19, 2017 03:12 PM (CRotO)

504 Trump trademarked Keep America Great! both with and without the exclamation mark. He's a details guy.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 19, 2017 03:12 PM (ul9CR)

505 Thank God it was not Hillery, Bill and Chelsea coming down that stairs.


Posted by: Ruthless

Same here.

Plus all of the hot women coming out of AF1!

Posted by: Bruce at January 19, 2017 03:12 PM (8ikIW)

506 After 8 years, the sun rises.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 19, 2017 03:12 PM (4ErVI)

507 "the super-effective queer dance party on Mike Pence's front lawn last night"

There are lots of good socks being posted today.

Posted by: 16 Paranoia Filled Days Later at January 19, 2017 03:12 PM (Halhc)

508 Trump eyeing Demorcatic cuts.

FIFY and a half!

Posted by: 80's music fan at January 19, 2017 03:12 PM (PHcLa)

509 Link to vid, or just news report update?

Posted by: LizLem


Fox News

Posted by: Bruce at January 19, 2017 03:13 PM (8ikIW)

510 Yes, I see my mistake. I saw the trillion a year and thought that was the total over ten years. Yes, it would be a significant change. You know, this is really what the Tea Party movement was about and I think they deserve a lot of credit for Trump.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 19, 2017 03:13 PM (ro5Th)

511 Damn. How many SUV's are there in the Presidential motorcade? There has to be at least 30 of them.

Are they expecting Russia to invade during the the inauguration?

Posted by: JackStraw at January 19, 2017 03:14 PM (/tuJf)

512 Anna, It's about what you'd expect...

http://www.kare11.com/news/politics/national-politics/
queer-dance-party-held-outside-pences-home/387548491

Posted by: Lizzy at January 19, 2017 03:14 PM (NOIQH)

513 The University of Texas at Austin will host a day-long "twerkshop" where
they will "move together like nasty women" to protest Donald Trump's
inauguration.

---

Yuck.

Posted by: SMFH at January 19, 2017 03:14 PM (CRotO)

514 Obama commutes another 330 sentences. He's now at about 2,000 the most of any president.
.............

Any Caucasians?

Posted by: wth at January 19, 2017 03:14 PM (HgMAr)

515 Does anyone else think Liz Claman a cast iron hitch?

Posted by: Dosey Doe at January 19, 2017 03:15 PM (6LwXe)

516 511
Damn. How many SUV's are there in the Presidential motorcade? There has to be at least 30 of them.



Are they expecting Russia to invade during the the inauguration?

Posted by: JackStraw at January 19, 2017 03:14 PM (/tuJf)

I stopped counting at 15...

Posted by: Tami at January 19, 2017 03:15 PM (Enq6K)

517 So far, Trump has said no cuts to entitlements and an increase in military spending. We shall see.
___________________

He could cut entitlement spending immediately without actually cutting entitlements, and here's how: enforce the laws as written.

For example, for 8 years now the Obama administration has knowingly been paying out billions of dollars a year in food stamps to illegal aliens, even though the food stamp enabling act requires recipients to be citizens or legal residents of the U.S. Obama, as he did with so many other things, simply decided to ignore the law in the interests of "fairness" (as he defines it).

If Trump were to order HHS to audit the food stamp rolls and eliminate every recipient that is not legally eligible to receive the benefits, he could save taxpayers billions of dollars a year -- all without cutting benefits.

Another program where the Obama administration was knowingly paying out billions a year in benefits to illegal aliens: the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefits program. Just a few thousand illegal aliens account for billions of dollars a year (IIRC, something like $19b, per a Washington Post story) in that program. Stop that bullshit, and billions more savings -- again, without cutting any benefits to Americans or legal residents.

Another program paying out billions a year to illegal aliens: the IRS and its phony-baloney "tax credit" program. Stop that bullshit, and billions more savings every year.

Do this consistently across 80 or so of the different federal welfare programs, and pretty soon you'll have some real savings. As an added bonus, you'll significantly reduce the incentive for poor and crooked foreigners to sneak illegally into the U.S. in hopes of jumping aboard the U.S. Welfare Gravy Train.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 19, 2017 03:15 PM (riF5p)

518 BUT TRUMP WON'T DO THAT BECAUSE THEN HE WON'T HAVE ANY PLACE TO THROW US ININ WHICH TO THROW US!!!

FIFY.

Ending a sentence with a preposition?

Seriously. Please learn to shrill in proper English.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 19, 2017 03:15 PM (4AVeu)

519 I hope Rick Perry appoints a smart Assistant Secretary of Energy because Perry's not the sharpest tool in the shed. IMO.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 19, 2017 03:15 PM (Fmmcs)

520 "Any Caucasians?"

Only Democrat, Socialist or Communist ones.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 19, 2017 03:15 PM (ro5Th)

521 I want nominate Mary Clogginstien for Sec. Of Stupidity...

Posted by: Mary Dipshitz from Idiotsboro, VT at January 19, 2017 03:16 PM (EgjnZ)

522 http://preview.tinyurl.com/jzg4fvg

Someone had posted this earlier Cspan link

Posted by: Bruce at January 19, 2017 03:16 PM (8ikIW)

523 Dance-off and UT-Austin... it was as if a million Trigglypuffs gyrated in unison and the world flipped over.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 19, 2017 03:16 PM (XdfIf)

524 And how much would President Hillary have reduced spending?

By 3000%!! Oh, never mind- I thought you said 'standing'...

Posted by: Hillary! at January 19, 2017 03:16 PM (2z74n)

525 >>> I may have to turn in my Man Card. I just watched the video of Trump and his family coming off the plane and I started to cry like a baby. Tears are still running down my cheeks. I don't remember crying like this as an adult, not even when my parents or late wife passed. I have so much hope for our country, and things looked so dark for so many years under the shadow of Obama et al. Thank God it was not Hillery, Bill and Chelsea coming down that stairs.
Posted by: Ruthless at January 19, 2017 03:11 PM (ro5Th)

Man card firmly intact if I have any input! It has been a super rough 8 years. Lots of emotions at play.

The genuine warmth between Trump and the serviceman greeting him as he came off AF1 warmed my heart.

Posted by: LizLem at January 19, 2017 03:16 PM (hvf9s)

526 20 hours 37 minutes

Posted by: An Observation at January 19, 2017 03:16 PM (pklWy)

527 You know, if the following people were to die in some kind of accident/ man caused disaster/ workplace violence incident prior to 11:30 AM tomorrow, there would be no fear or large scale job loss in DC.

Not that we encourage such a thing, mind you. We're just saying. It's not like we made a map with gun sights on it.

Posted by: CNN at January 19, 2017 03:17 PM (71OEY)

528 501 Example - a bill has been introduced to eliminate the ATF. About f*cking time!!! The only reason the ATF exists is so the Justice Dep't can have some guys of its own with all those cool tactical weapons and they don't have to ask the FBI for it.

Originally, because of special federal taxes on those
aforementioned items, the (Bureau of) ATF was part of the *Treasury* department.

If the taxes still exist, and they do, by all means put it back where it belongs.
Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 19, 2017 03:11 PM (ujg0T)



Oh, and I forgot, those "reven-ooers" the moonshiners were trying to hide from were, you guessed it, Treasury agents.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 19, 2017 03:17 PM (ujg0T)

529 I heard there are going to be a billion billionaires attending the inauguration.

And poor people will be served at the gala -- on toast points with smoked cheddar!

Ahhhhhh-ha-ha-ha-haaaa!!!!

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 19, 2017 03:17 PM (4AVeu)

530 No, the media won't complain about Melania's clothes. They'll show those nude pictures from when she was modeling. And they'll tsk about how awful it is to have a First Lady like that.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 19, 2017 03:17 PM (g6yUI)

531 "I may have to turn in my Man Card. I just watched the video of Trump and his family coming off the plane and I started to cry like a baby"

Epcot's "American Adventure" does that to me, I don't think it's unmanly to want your nation to succeed.

Posted by: Robert Crawford at January 19, 2017 03:18 PM (Vgf7J)

532 513 The University of Texas at Austin will host a day-long "twerkshop" where
they will "move together like nasty women" to protest Donald Trump's
inauguration.

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Yuck.

Posted by: SMFH at January 19, 2017 03:14 PM (CRotO)

Agreed. Twerking is ugly and trashy.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at January 19, 2017 03:18 PM (ZM2xo)

533 Here's Ted the N on guitars, SUVs, life n shit.

https://youtu.be/GYGlAnM_8b4

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Laugh at a joke, get another joke free! at January 19, 2017 03:18 PM (Nwg0u)

534 test from home computer

Posted by: Sixkiller at January 19, 2017 03:18 PM (s3+kQ)

535 Can't find the ball gag in Lincoln Bedroom!

Posted by: Reggie at January 19, 2017 03:18 PM (bc2Lc)

536 >>No, the media won't complain about Melania's clothes. They'll show those nude pictures from when she was modeling

That may not have the desired result.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 19, 2017 03:19 PM (/tuJf)

537 "The University of Texas at Austin will host a day-long "twerkshop" where

they will "move together like nasty women" to protest Donald Trump's

inauguration."

====


If they want to be taken seriously they should twerk while on fire.

Posted by: Tami at January 19, 2017 03:19 PM (Enq6K)

538 When does the replay of election night comments start here, Ace? I CANT WAIT!!!!

Posted by: Libertarianwannabe at January 19, 2017 03:19 PM (nQ10o)

539 Shibumi,

You saved me!

HOXX works like a charm!!! Fast too!

Thank you sooooo much!

Posted by: Sixkiller, now Secretary of Deadlifts at January 19, 2017 03:19 PM (s3+kQ)

540 Trump just left Blair House and is heading to the cemetery

Posted by: L, Elle at January 19, 2017 03:19 PM (Rsi2C)

541 530
No, the media won't complain about Melania's clothes. They'll show those
nude pictures from when she was modeling. And they'll tsk about how
awful it is to have a First Lady like that.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 19, 2017 03:17 PM (g6yUI)
I remember that photo of her on the furs..naked I think. I am not gay and I thought she looked damn fine.

Posted by: IC at January 19, 2017 03:19 PM (a0IVu)

542 479
I want real, concrete and permanent cuts outlined for the upcoming
budget. Do that, get it through Congress and then I'll be impressed.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 19, 2017 03:06 PM (jxbfJ)



The budget bill really doesn't mean anything either..



Its the spending bills.... which even the REPUBLICAN controlled Congress (both houses) could not seem to get done.

Posted by: Don Q. going hmmmmmm at January 19, 2017 03:08 PM (qf6WZ)

Excellent point Don Q. But if they start stepping out of line, knowing how Trump likes to run his yap, America will hear about it.

But we - all of us Americans - need to start holding them accountable.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 19, 2017 03:19 PM (jxbfJ)

543 532: not too many females can pull off twerking. only hillary and miley. the rest, not so much.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 19, 2017 03:20 PM (KP5rU)

544 I want nominate Mary Clogginstien for Sec. Of Stupidity...
...........

Spelling Czar

Posted by: wth at January 19, 2017 03:20 PM (HgMAr)

545 Obama commutes another 330 sentences. He's now at about 2,000 the most of any president.

Still waiting, Mr. President.
Oh, yeah. Dad says, "salaam alaikum".

Posted by: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at January 19, 2017 03:20 PM (qJhUV)

546 The University of Texas at Austin will host a day-long "twerkshop" where
they will "move together like nasty women" to protest Donald Trump's
inauguration.

Has anyone told them he's not a social con?

Posted by: Robert Crawford at January 19, 2017 03:20 PM (Vgf7J)

547 Twerking is the Lena Dunham of dance moves. Explicit and disgusting and unsexy.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at January 19, 2017 03:20 PM (ZM2xo)

548 Twerking in Austin.

LGBT dancy party in front of Mike Pence's home in Chevy Chase.

These assholes don't give a shit about who's prez, they just want to let their freak flag fly.

Posted by: SMFH at January 19, 2017 03:20 PM (CRotO)

549 Are they expecting Russia to invade during the the inauguration?

Just Soros.

Posted by: JEM at January 19, 2017 03:20 PM (TppKb)

550 The genuine warmth between Trump and the serviceman greeting him as he came off AF1 warmed my heart.

Posted by: LizLem at January 19,

And Trump's proper Salute.

Posted by: Infidel at January 19, 2017 03:20 PM (VtLx6)

551 Afternoon, all.

Just ahead of the Inauguration, and I have a fever and ache all over. Ugh.

Not tired of #winning, though. So there's that.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 19, 2017 03:20 PM (PY9jH)

552 With Trump in office, we can actually look forward to real budget bills being sent to the White House instead of the stupid trick of 'deeming' it passed or the equally absurd Continuing Resolution.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 19, 2017 03:21 PM (XdfIf)

553 I guess laying a wreath is the usual part of the pre-inauguration ceremonies? It's nice that we now have a President who appreciates the sacrifices of our military.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 19, 2017 03:21 PM (tOcW/)

554 Agreed. Twerking is ugly and trashy.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at January 19, 2017 03:18 PM (ZM2xo)

Speaking of ugly and trashy, yesterday for the first time I saw a middle-aged woman wearing a pussy hat. She is everything you would expect: obese, frumpy clothes, and scoldy-face. She looked profoundly unhappy.

Sad!

Posted by: fly gal at January 19, 2017 03:21 PM (8TdcF)

555 Twerking is the Lena Dunham of dance moves. Explicit and disgusting and unsexy.
______________________

And even the name of it is annoying and stupid.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 19, 2017 03:21 PM (riF5p)

556
The genuine warmth between Trump and the serviceman greeting him as he came off AF1 warmed my heart.



Posted by: LizLem at January 19,

And Trump's proper Salute.


Posted by: Infidel at January 19, 2017 03:20 PM (VtLx6)


THIS. So happy the wispy SCOAMF won't be CiC in a few more hours.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 19, 2017 03:22 PM (PY9jH)

557 Was the LGBY dance party well attended, or just a small group of, histrionic, disaffected people?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 19, 2017 03:22 PM (tOcW/)

558 I bet Trump doesn't insist the soldiers walking guard for the unknowns take out the bolts of their rifles like Fredo always did.

Posted by: Soona at January 19, 2017 03:23 PM (Fmupd)

559 So far so good

Posted by: LadylibertarianformerlylibertarianwannabeThe at January 19, 2017 03:23 PM (nQ10o)

560 I am pretty much resigned to seeing pussy hats on some of the teachers when I drop my daughter off at school tomorrow.

Posted by: IC at January 19, 2017 03:23 PM (a0IVu)

561 Nood

Posted by: Tami at January 19, 2017 03:23 PM (Enq6K)

562 I really like feeling confident that our new First Lady is both gorgeous AND has never twerked.

Posted by: 16 paranoia filled days later at January 19, 2017 03:23 PM (Halhc)

563 >>Its the spending bills.... which even the REPUBLICAN controlled Congress (both houses) could not seem to get done.



>Excellent point Don Q. But if they start stepping out of line, knowing how Trump likes to run his yap, America will hear about it.

Not really true, though. Republicans in Congress made a deal with Trump to do a CR through March so they could negotiate with him, not Obama, about the new budget.

If they fail to get it done with Trump by the end of March it's an issue but this was done in concert with Trump,

Posted by: JackStraw at January 19, 2017 03:23 PM (/tuJf)

564 "There's actually a 4th. "

And a 5th, which should probably come before all the rest- "what constitutes a good or optimal climate- that is, when will we know we've succeeded?"

Posted by: Twin Cities Daydrunk, countin' the hours down to Zero at January 19, 2017 03:24 PM (kVX3W)

565 From the tight camera work, it seems it was just a small clutch of loons. One with pink hair and wearing a unicorn headband was super special.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 19, 2017 03:24 PM (XdfIf)

566 548; smfh, freak flags sure aint what they used to be.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 19, 2017 03:24 PM (KP5rU)

567 --
Speaking of ugly and trashy, yesterday for the first
time I saw a middle-aged woman wearing a pussy hat. She is everything
you would expect: obese, frumpy clothes, and scoldy-face. She looked
profoundly unhappy.



Sad!

Posted by: fly gal at January 19, 2017 03:21 PM
-------------------

They wear those because no one wants to get close to their non-hat version.

Posted by: irright at January 19, 2017 03:24 PM (pMGkg)

568 20 hours 37 minutes

Posted by: An Observation at January 19, 2017 03:16 PM (pklWy)
.............

THE END IS NEAR
WE'RE DOOMED
WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE

Posted by: Hollywood at January 19, 2017 03:24 PM (HgMAr)

569 546 The University of Texas at Austin will host a day-long "twerkshop" where
they will "move together like nasty women" to protest Donald Trump's
inauguration.

Has anyone told them he's not a social con?
Posted by: Robert Crawford at January 19, 2017 03:20 PM (Vgf7J)



It is hilarious how empty the Leftist Tropes are now:
--"Theocrat Trump". Yah right, the least churchy president ever.
--"Warmonger Trump". Yah right, the guy who wants to pull back from many overseas entanglements and is willing to talk to Czar Vlad.
--"Exporter of Jobs Trump". Yah right, the guy who is talking protectionism.

Even if you think he is wrong on an issue or two above, surely the Left's emptiness is apparent now.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 19, 2017 03:24 PM (ujg0T)

570 I'm afraid to ask what a pussy hat is. I think I'm on a not need to know list.

Posted by: Infidel at January 19, 2017 03:24 PM (VtLx6)

571 In Age of Trump, U of Tex Austin pioneers teaching of marketable skills.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 19, 2017 03:24 PM (H5rtT)

572 What must our military be feeling at this point. Jef is leaving, Tump and Mattis are coming in to restore American pride. It's been a long eight years.

Posted by: USNtakim at January 19, 2017 03:24 PM (hMqvx)

573 Nood.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 19, 2017 03:25 PM (PukHz)

574 I dislike the term "trillion".

I prefer, in context, $10,500 BILLION. A billion of anything is a whole lot of something.

Posted by: Skunky Choom at January 19, 2017 03:25 PM (u/p7K)

575 Everyone should go to Arlington, at least once. Watching the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns will get dust in your eyes.

When we were there November a year ago, it just so happened an Honor Flight from Savannah was there.

I had to keep wiping my eyes under my sunglasses.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 19, 2017 03:25 PM (PY9jH)

576 31 "I may have to turn in my Man Card. I just watched the video of Trump and his family coming off the plane and I started to cry like a baby"

Epcot's "American Adventure" does that to me, I don't think it's unmanly to want your nation to succeed.
Posted by: Robert Crawford at January 19, 2017 03:18 PM (Vgf7J)

Even alpha males can cry in the right circumstances. I think you get a pass this time!

Posted by: LadylibertarianformerlylibertarianwannabeThe at January 19, 2017 03:25 PM (nQ10o)

577 OT, but a Brit millionaire who helped bankroll UKIP and Brexit is starting an "anti-establishment" website called Westmonster, which will be Britain's answer to the Drudge Report.

Keep on challenging the culture....

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at January 19, 2017 03:26 PM (ZM2xo)

578 552 With Trump in office, we can actually look forward to real budget bills being sent to the White House instead of the stupid trick of 'deeming' it passed or the equally absurd Continuing Resolution.
-----------------------------------------

I believe the last federal budget was prepared by George W. Bush. Barky has never put forth a budget, his 8 years of misery has been done with Continuing Resolutions.

Posted by: Boots at January 19, 2017 03:27 PM (EBwPV)

579 Iran's 9/11?

...

"At least 75 people have been killed after Iran's oldest high-rise building was engulfed by a fire and collapsed in Tehran.

Iran's state-run Press TV said the dead included 45 firefighters who had been called in to battle the blaze."

http://tinyurl.com/z8mm6rg

Posted by: SMFH at January 19, 2017 03:28 PM (CRotO)

580 In case someone needs something to tsk tsk the networks about today, I have something to share with the class...

I was flipping channels last night and the beginning of L&O:SVU came on. Was a rich kid hitting on a waitress at a party bragging that he lived in the hotel. I was like oh crap, this is a thinly veiled Trump dig episode, isn't it? So I decided to watch the potential idiocy. I was not disappointed!

Trump character in the show is a 75 year old billionaire businessman sexist pig Hef like playboy. His grandson who lives with him had sex with the waitress in the apartment he shares with Trump. Grandpa Trump then puts quaaludes in a drink after they have sex and rapes the waitress. His Trump-like family tries to protect him, but eventually the dad of the grandson reveals to his son that grandpa Trump raped his mom, also using quaaludes, which is why his parents divorced. Grandson comes clean about everything on the stand and grandpa Trump gets convicted of rape.

Classy, NBC, to air this ep the SAME WEEK Trump is being sworn in. All I can say is Of Course. Of course.

Posted by: LizLem at January 19, 2017 03:28 PM (hvf9s)

581 377. Its stupid, but some times, at least in the aggregate, brute stupidity works.
Posted by: simplemind at January 19, 2017 02:42 PM (C6xeQ)
***
If it's stupid and it works, it isn't stupid
======================
Its not stupid in the aggregate. In an individual case it usually is a bad idea because it doesn't work and puts the client in a bad position. Most Plt lawyer's are the aggregate business however, if you see where I'm going with this.

Stupid for the lawyer? - not so much. For an individual client? most often its not great. Wind up losing a lot of cases that you could've gotten good money on just because you are trying to hit one out of the park. It only takes a couple of big hits for plt lawyer to have a really nice career. Of course, the misses, are total misses and no do overs for each one of those clients.

In general, avoid litigation if you can, unless you are getting paid to lawyer it. (Everything you need to know about the law.)


Posted by: simplemind at January 19, 2017 03:29 PM (xVRrG)

582 Someone posted the Seattle area anti-Trump stuff on Reddit:

http://bit.ly/2iXUGhw

There's "Beer Trumps Hate". And they suggest you stay home on Inauguration day. And poster making!

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 19, 2017 03:34 PM (L7t0A)

583 Inappropriately-dressed photographers running around, getting into every video shot at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

Posted by: LadylibertarianformerlylibertarianwannabeThe at January 19, 2017 03:37 PM (nQ10o)

584 497 I may have to turn in my Man Card. I just watched the video of Trump and his family coming off the plane and I started to cry like a baby. Tears are still running down my cheeks. I don't remember crying like this as an adult, not even when my parents or late wife passed. I have so much hope for our country, and things looked so dark for so many years under the shadow of Obama et al. Thank God it was not Hillery, Bill and Chelsea coming down that stairs.
Posted by: Ruthless at January 19, 2017 03:11 PM (ro5Th)


That's ok. You just got your Patriot Card stamped!

Posted by: Iblis at January 19, 2017 03:38 PM (9221z)

585 >>>PE Trump to visit the Unknowns at Arlington soon

It's here on tape (USA Today).

http://tinyurl.com/zly4k9e

It's beautiful. I cried.

Posted by: m at January 19, 2017 03:39 PM (3jGss)

586 579 Iran's 9/11?
______________________

Not yet.









Soon.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 19, 2017 03:40 PM (4AVeu)

587 279 she's getting 160k/yr "retirement" for babysitting the brats.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 19, 2017 02:23 PM (PukHz)

I thought that was debunked.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 19, 2017 02:26 PM (rF0hx)

The 160 large is for the use of her likeness to make gorilla cookies.

Posted by: cornbred at January 19, 2017 03:45 PM (TfI6+)

588 "Inappropriately-dressed photographers"

Back during the Carter administration I had occasion to attend briefings in the White House press room and was always disgusted by the appearance of the White House photographers. I hope Trump puts in place a dress code for the press. It is an outrage for those guys to be doing their jobs while dressed like bums. I have worked as a press photographer (not White House) and know that three-piece suits are not appropriate for working with a bunch of camera gear, but that doesn't mean you can't get a haircut once in a while and wear clean clothes with polished shoes.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 19, 2017 03:52 PM (ro5Th)

589 562 I really like feeling confident that our new First Lady is both gorgeous AND has never twerked.

Real ladies don't twerk.

Posted by: iwuzhere at January 19, 2017 04:00 PM (GRNzr)

590 "The changes they propose are dramatic."

I don't understand the skepticism.

Anything other than unrestrained growth would be a dramatic change.

Posted by: Mathers at January 19, 2017 04:09 PM (3myMJ)

591 When I read "National Endowment ..." on the chopping block,
I thought "The Art of the Deal" by Donald J. Trump and Tony Schwartz

Great bargaining chips those National Endowments.

Posted by: Forrest Gump at January 19, 2017 04:20 PM (e8kgV)

592 with this news about slashing the size of g'ment, aolong with his cabinet picks I can attest I gotcher 'National Endowment" right here...

Posted by: DanMan at January 19, 2017 04:24 PM (aZqu2)

593 For those wondering about how to take Trump's comments: you'll get a lot of insight from his book "The Art of The Deal"

Posted by: Endisnigh at January 19, 2017 04:24 PM (bQTiX)

594 517

\Another program paying out billions a year to illegal aliens: the IRS and its phony-baloney "tax credit" program. Stop that bullshit, and billions more savings every year.

Do this consistently across 80 or so of the different federal welfare programs, and pretty soon you'll have some real savings. As an added bonus, you'll significantly reduce the incentive for poor and crooked foreigners to sneak illegally into the U.S. in hopes of jumping aboard the U.S. Welfare Gravy Train.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 19, 2017 03:15 PM

===

THIS

Posted by: Lurkette at January 19, 2017 04:25 PM (jVlNS)

595 Honestly I'm willing to compromise on the Dreamers so long as serious border enforcement occurs, criminal aliens are deported and sanctuary cities are denied federal funds.

Posted by: Ernie McCracken at January 19, 2017 04:26 PM (WzFI6)

596 One of the things the media does that bothers me the most is use the far left position as the default position. Their questioning goes something like, "Republican, why are you evil?" "Democrat, why are Republicans so evil?"

Posted by: Drew in MO at January 19, 2017 04:34 PM (cGlgB)

597 I like how all the Trumps are so hands on with their kids. Lots of little interactions that show that the kids aren't strangers to the parents being raised by nannies.

Posted by: lindafell de spair deplorable xenophobic redneck at January 19, 2017 04:41 PM (JNDQi)

598 Ah, ye'll be a Trumpster yet my friend.

Posted by: Viator at January 19, 2017 04:50 PM (Ueq18)

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