GOP Budget Includes Provision To Slash Government Spending And Repeal Dozens Of Costly Mandates

April Fools! A bunch of Republicans joined with Democrats to move forward on a major liberal agenda item.

It's old, from last week, but I just came across an interesting tidbit about the Senate GOP's budget...it includes a provision that could lead to implementing one of Hillary's likely campaign priorities.

Not every budget vote in Thursday's Senate marathon is particularly telling. The vote on SA 798, one of Washington Senator Patty Murray's amendments, is an exception. Titled the Deficit-Neutral Reserve Fund for Legislation to Allow Americans to Earn Paid Sick Time, Murray's amendment would devote funds "relating to efforts to improve workplace benefits and reduce health care costs, which may include measures to allow Americans to earn paid sick time to address their own health needs and the health needs of their families, and to promote equal employment opportunities."

The amendment retooled the Healthy Families Act, a bill that faces a steep hill in a Republican Congress. Yet unlike most of the Democrat's amendments this one was agreed to, picking up every member of Murray's party and 16 Republicans. From the Republican side: New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte, North Carolina Senator Richard Burr, Illinois Senator Mark Kirk, Arizona Senator John McCain, Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, Ohio Senator Rob Portman, and Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey.

This isn't the first time the GOP has passed something near and dear to Hillary's heart. The "doc-fix" included an extension of the Child Health Insurance Program which she championed during Bill Clinton's administration.

On the upside, such as it is, all the GOP Senators who are going to run for President voted against this amendment.

It's also mostly a symbolic act and doesn't set up a program or carry the force of law. On the other hand, symbolism is important. This is how government grows. Liberals propose something and a handful of "reasonable" Republicans decide to work with them. Suddenly the question isn't whether or not this big government mandate is something we should do, it's simply a question over how to cut a deal to do it. Anyone not supporting the expansion is immediately branded "anti-family" and "obstructionists". And we all now how that ends.

Wasn't the idea of having control of both houses of Congress to make the Democrats take tough votes and force Obama to veto popular stuff? That doesn't seem to be how this is working out.

SIXTEEN GOP Senators voted to help put a crack in the dyke. It's just a matter of time before the pressure builds and everyone decides to ride the wave instead of being drowned by it.

Thank God for the GOP majority!

Posted by: DrewM. at 11:39 AM




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1 Frist

Posted by: Citizen X at April 01, 2015 11:41 AM (7ObY1)

2 Why does Ace keep supporting this party?

Posted by: blaster at April 01, 2015 11:41 AM (amMYN)

3 Budget Budget Budget Budget Budget Budget Budget Budget Budget Budget Budget

mushROOM mushROOM

Posted by: Badger at April 01, 2015 11:41 AM (3ZtZW)

4 I might care, were I a Republican.

Posted by: toby928(C) at April 01, 2015 11:41 AM (evdj2)

5 It's gonna be nice to have my Tuesday in November back.

F em all.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 01, 2015 11:42 AM (fWAjv)

6 Let it burn.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 01, 2015 11:42 AM (ZbCKc)

7 Meet the new management, same as the old.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 01, 2015 11:42 AM (LA7Cm)

8 Fuck these senators in particular.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 01, 2015 11:42 AM (h4vJk)

9 SIXTEEN GOP Senators voted to help put a crack in the dyke.

----

Oooooo..... the SJW's be ALL.OVER your ass.....

Posted by: fixerupper at April 01, 2015 11:43 AM (NaV4z)

10 Riiiiiiiiiiiiigggggggggghhhhhhhhhhtttttttttt...

Pull my other leg/wool over my eyes/say pretty things.

Posted by: Gmac- Pulling in feelers in preperation... at April 01, 2015 11:43 AM (74McK)

11 Always said the R's are the flip side of the same coin.

Posted by: wrg500 at April 01, 2015 11:43 AM (sWgE+)

12 Titled the Deficit-Neutral Reserve Fund for Legislation to Allow Americans to Earn Paid Sick Time


The DNRFFLTAATEPST for short.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 01, 2015 11:43 AM (ZbCKc)

13 Well, this is April, and we were fools to place faith in them, so......

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 01, 2015 11:44 AM (Spluw)

14 Why do people hate healthy families?

Posted by: huerfano at April 01, 2015 11:44 AM (bAGA/)

15 "measures to allow Americans to earn paid sick time to address their own health needs and the health needs of their families, and to promote equal employment opportunities"

read: "measures to force companies to give employes paid sick time so as to stifle economic growth and drive more Americans toward socialist State control of health insurance"

Posted by: Feh at April 01, 2015 11:44 AM (x287p)

16 In other news, Holleywood is making a movie about the Apostle Paul.

I'm guessing we're going to be treated to a movie where Paul goes around warning about global warming.

Posted by: Lauren at April 01, 2015 11:44 AM (MYCIw)

17 SIXTEEN GOP Senators voted to help put a crack in the dyke.


They did WHAT to Hillary?

Posted by: wrg500 at April 01, 2015 11:44 AM (sWgE+)

18 Where in the Constitution is the federal government tasked with the duty of giving employees of private companies sick leave? Where?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 01, 2015 11:45 AM (ZbCKc)

19 If I were still a Republican, I might care. As it is, well, let's just say that I will get many chances to laugh heartily when the GOP calls asking me for money in 2016.

Posted by: physics geek at April 01, 2015 11:45 AM (MT22W)

20 I'm guessing we're going to be treated to a movie where Paul goes around warning about global warming.

And his self-hate over his homosexuality.

Posted by: toby928(C) at April 01, 2015 11:45 AM (evdj2)

21 This blog has been the vanguard for the "you must vote GOP, damn you purists!" folks. Now you realize what scum bags they are, but it is too late.

Posted by: Dan at April 01, 2015 11:45 AM (COpZ4)

22 Is Paul going to be portrayed as a black transsexual environmentalist?

Posted by: Citizen X at April 01, 2015 11:46 AM (7ObY1)

23 Senator Kelly Ayotte

That's "Senator Kelly Iscariot Ayotte".

Posted by: Citizen X at April 01, 2015 11:46 AM (7ObY1)

24 oh let me guess, the Apostle Paul:

a) was a self-hating Jew, who
b) invented Christianity, and
c) hated gays.

To be played with maximum tongue-in-cheek snark by Jon Stewart.

Posted by: Feh at April 01, 2015 11:46 AM (x287p)

25 Reasonableness....that's me.

Posted by: John McLamo at April 01, 2015 11:46 AM (TBp4e)

26 This blog has been the vanguard for the "you must vote GOP, damn you purists!" folks.

Or not.

Posted by: toby928(C) at April 01, 2015 11:47 AM (evdj2)

27
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday the Senates first budget vote under new Republican leadership is a chance for Americans to be heard after the 2014 midterm elections.

"They called for change and today, the Senate is delivering that change," McConnell said during his daily opening remarks. "Tonight, the American people will have their voices heard again here in the Senate under new management."

The Hill

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 01, 2015 11:47 AM (kdS6q)

28 I bet Paul goes to warn The Corinthians about Globull Warmening.

Posted by: Citizen X at April 01, 2015 11:47 AM (7ObY1)

29 I thought you had left the GOP, why would this bother you?


Posted by: McAdams at April 01, 2015 11:47 AM (Bk6tm)

30 The Apostle Paul refused to bake wedding cakes for gay weddings because he was a hater and an Indianan.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 01, 2015 11:47 AM (ZbCKc)

31 Is Paul going to be portrayed as a black transsexual environmentalist?

Posted by: Citizen X at April 01, 2015 11:46 AM (7ObY1)


I suspect his vision on the road to Damascus will be portrayed as some sort of hallucination. Caused by global warming, no doubt.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 01, 2015 11:47 AM (zF6Iw)

32 SIXTEEN GOP Senators voted to help put a crack in the dyke.

Dude.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at April 01, 2015 11:47 AM (/kI1Q)

33 " This blog has been the vanguard for the "you must vote GOP, damn you purists!" folks."


Maybe you're confusing us with another blog...?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 01, 2015 11:47 AM (LA7Cm)

34 In other news, Holleywood is making a movie about the Apostle Paul.

I'm guessing we're going to be treated to a movie where Paul goes around warning about global warming.



Rand?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2015 11:47 AM (YZizW)

35 Is the dyke reference about Hillary or Patty Murray?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 01, 2015 11:48 AM (/9Mak)

36 "Is Paul going to be portrayed as a black transsexual environmentalist? "

Definitely not black. It's Hugh Jackman.

Also staring: Ben Affleck and MATT DAAAAAMON

Posted by: Lauren at April 01, 2015 11:48 AM (MYCIw)

37 In fairness, I don't think Drew was ever in the GOP.

Posted by: toby928(C) at April 01, 2015 11:48 AM (evdj2)

38 3 Budget Budget Budget Budget Budget Budget Budget Budget Budget Budget Budget

mushROOM mushROOM
Posted by: Badger at April 01, 2015 11:41 AM (3ZtZW)

A snake, a snake! Snaaake, it's a snaaake! Oooooh, it's a snake!

Posted by: Insomniac at April 01, 2015 11:48 AM (2Ojst)

39 Where's the movie about Mohammad?

Posted by: Feh at April 01, 2015 11:48 AM (x287p)

40 SIXTEEN GOP Senators voted to help put a crack in the dyke.Dude.
Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier

They're worse than a frat!!!!

Posted by: Rolling Stone; the glossy TP at April 01, 2015 11:48 AM (Spluw)

41 "They called for change and today, the Senate is delivering that change," McConnell said during his daily opening remarks. "Tonight, the American people will have their voices heard again here in the Senate under new management."




Moar shit!

Posted by: 52% at April 01, 2015 11:49 AM (LA7Cm)

42 Where's the movie about that vile bitch, Margaret Sanger?

Posted by: Feh at April 01, 2015 11:49 AM (x287p)

43 It's Hugh Jackman.


A hot Paul. Interesting.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at April 01, 2015 11:49 AM (/kI1Q)

44 This blog has been the vanguard for the "you must vote GOP, damn you purists!"

You're either on drugs or ought to be.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 01, 2015 11:49 AM (2Ojst)

45
The Apostle Paul refused to bake wedding cakes for gay weddings because he was a hater and an Indianan.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 01, 2015 11:47 AM



A Xtianist and Native Americanian, you racist. Indians are from India, like Peruvians and Peruvia.

Posted by: huerfano at April 01, 2015 11:49 AM (bAGA/)

46 A snake, a snake! Snaaake, it's a snaaake! Oooooh, it's a snake!

Posted by: Insomniac at April 01, 2015 11:48 AM (2Ojst)
SHHHHHH!!! Don't tell AtC!

Posted by: wrg500 at April 01, 2015 11:49 AM (sWgE+)

47 40
SIXTEEN GOP Senators voted to help put a crack in the dyke.Dude.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier



They're worse than a fart!!!! <<< FIFY


Posted by: Rolling Stone;

Posted by: Gmac- Pulling in feelers in preperation... at April 01, 2015 11:50 AM (74McK)

48
@36
Matt Damon will play Silas rewritten as Jason Bourne in the 1st Century AD, just to fit with Damon's typecasting.

Hugh Jackman will play Paul as a bitter, mopey man who angsts over his past.

Posted by: lurkingestlurker - Giant Plush Porcupine at April 01, 2015 11:50 AM (k8xvx)

49 Where's the movie about Mohammad?

Posted by: Feh at April 01, 2015 11:48 AM (x287p)


There actually was one. 1976s The Message:

http://goo.gl/hGVQ1b

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 01, 2015 11:50 AM (zF6Iw)

50 "the American people will have their voices heard again here in the Senate under new management"

Does McConnell even realize how idiotically empty this sounds?

Millennials tune this shit out instinctively.

Posted by: Feh at April 01, 2015 11:50 AM (x287p)

51 SIXTEEN GOP Senators voted to help put a crack in the dyke

Avenge meeeee!

Posted by: Rapey Tuesday at April 01, 2015 11:51 AM (BrQrN)

52 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at April 01, 2015 11:51 AM (kff5f)

53
@48

And Sylvester Stallone will get a cameo as Peter.

Posted by: lurkingestlurker - Giant Plush Porcupine at April 01, 2015 11:51 AM (k8xvx)

54 Paul with retractable adamite claws might be pretty cool.

Posted by: toby928(C) at April 01, 2015 11:51 AM (evdj2)

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

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at April 01, 2015 11:51 AM (kff5f)

56 Is this why I'm supposed to support the GOP?

So they can do this? Refuse to even stand up against symbolism?

Cowards.

Posted by: @JohnTant at April 01, 2015 11:52 AM (eytER)

57 The GOP establishment:

-- "We're out of power. We have to retake the House before we can even begin to get things done."

-- "Okay, okay, we got the House. But we can't *possibly* be effectual in opposition to the Democrats unless we get the Senate, too."

-- "We hear you! Pipe down already! Listen, all we have are the House and the Senate. Without control of the Presidency, all that amounts to is a fart in a hurricane."

It should be right around this point that we recall what happened the last time that the GOP establishment simultaneously controlled the House, the Senate, and the White House.

To wit: domestic discretionary spending growing at the fastest rate since Lyndon Johnson. Ethanol mandates. Light bulb bans. The DHS. The TSA. Medicare Part D. Sarbanes-Oxley. Harriet freaking Miers seriously proposed for the Supreme Court. John freaking Roberts actually installed at the head of the Supreme Court. Reauthorization of the Democrats' political crown jewel, the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Two colossally expensive and poorly conceptualized overseas military adventures, both of which ended up as humiliating failures.

Why bother to vote Republican if it just means more of this crap?

Posted by: torquewrench at April 01, 2015 11:52 AM (noWW6)

58 49

oh ho, the wiki is interesting:

In October 2008, producer Oscar Zoghbi revealed plans to "revamp the 1976 movie and give it a modern twist," according to the Internet Movie Database and the World Entertainment News Network.[3][4][5][6] He hopes to shoot the remake, tentatively titled The Messenger of Peace, in the cities of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.
In February 2009, the producer of the The Matrix and The Lord of the Rings film trilogy Barrie M. Osborne was attached to produce a new movie about Muhammad. The film is to be financed by a Qatari media company and will be supervised by Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi.[7]

Posted by: Feh at April 01, 2015 11:52 AM (x287p)

59 "Does McConnell even realize how idiotically empty this sounds?"


No. That's why he says it. He thinks he sounds tough and "conservative" for the idiot constituents back home.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 01, 2015 11:53 AM (LA7Cm)

60 Avenge meeeee!

Saw a bumper sticker the other day with a picture of Reagan and the caption "AVENGE ME."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 01, 2015 11:53 AM (zF6Iw)

61
@40

A rolling stone gathers no moss. Or credibility. Or virtue. Or taste. Or honesty. Or common sense.

Posted by: lurkingestlurker - Giant Plush Porcupine at April 01, 2015 11:53 AM (k8xvx)

62
A Xtianist and Native Americanian, you racist. Indians are from India, like Peruvians and Peruvia.


And yet, the vast majority of Native Americans in my area prefer to be called "Indians."

I guess they didn't get the memo from the OC Police telling them what they should want to be called.

I asked the elderly gentleman behind the counter of my favorite Rez smoke shop one day why they prefer "Indian."

He smiled and said, "Indian" is associated with warriors and bravery and all that. "Native American" is just something whites made up, it means nothing to us. Which would you rather be called?

I just smiled and said "point taken."

He gave me a free calendar. Nice guy.

Posted by: Citizen X at April 01, 2015 11:53 AM (7ObY1)

63 In an effort to rebrand himself the Ballet School Dropout has taken the new name "Cassius of Chicago".

Caesar:
Antonio!

Marcus Antonius:
Caesar?

Caesar:
Let me have men about me that are fat,
Sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights.
Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look,
He thinks too much; such men are dangerous.

Posted by: MachiasPrivateer at April 01, 2015 11:53 AM (EMi53)

64 Actually, I'm pretty sure all dykes have cracks.

Well, reasonably sure.

Posted by: wisenheimer at April 01, 2015 11:53 AM (qnhj2)

65 PC Police, not OC Police.

I hate my fingers

Posted by: Citizen X at April 01, 2015 11:53 AM (7ObY1)

66 tentatively titled The Messenger of Peace

I lol'd.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at April 01, 2015 11:53 AM (/kI1Q)

67 Yes, it's incredibly business friendly for the Federal Government to force employers to provide a particular benefit.

Oh, wait, it's not?

You mean it's probably supported by large businesses which already comply as a way to prevent smaller businesses from competing?

The deuce, you say!

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at April 01, 2015 11:53 AM (kff5f)

68 BTW, the article mentions the bill probably doesn't pass in the House.

We all understand GOP candidates running in blue states have to compromise their beliefs. But this bill seems like such stupid horseshit that it makes you wonder if there are any hills to die on for Senators like Ayotte or Portman.

What GOP priorities will those people actually fight for, if they're willing to quietly support anti-economy crap sandwiches like this one?

Posted by: MTF, Vote for someone the GOP insiders hate! at April 01, 2015 11:54 AM (LISuA)

69 53
@48

And Sylvester Stallone will get a cameo as Peter.
Posted by: lurkingestlurker - Giant Plush Porcupine at April 01, 2015 11:51 AM (k8xvx)

Hey, yo, I don' know dis Jesus guy at all!

Posted by: Insomniac at April 01, 2015 11:54 AM (2Ojst)

70 Keanu Reeves as Thomas.

"Holes in your hand, dude. Let me see. Whoa."

Posted by: @JohnTant at April 01, 2015 11:54 AM (eytER)

71 Why do people hate healthy families?

They're not people, they're politicians.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at April 01, 2015 11:54 AM (0HooB)

72
@54

Of course, they will rewrite his resurrection after being beaten as being due to his mutations.

Posted by: lurkingestlurker - Giant Plush Porcupine at April 01, 2015 11:54 AM (k8xvx)

73 A snake, a snake! Snaaake, it's a snaaake!
Oooooh, it's a snake!


On a mother f'n plane!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2015 11:54 AM (YZizW)

74 A snake, a snake! Snaaake, it's a snaaake!
Oooooh, it's a snake!


On a mother f'n plane!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2015 11:54 AM (YZizW)

75 A rolling stone gathers no moss. Or credibility. Or virtue. Or taste. Or honesty. Or common sense.


----

... or Derringer!!

Posted by: fixerupper at April 01, 2015 11:55 AM (NaV4z)

76 I'm curious who Ben Affleck will play. Someone with self righteous certainty, that's for sure.

Posted by: Lauren at April 01, 2015 11:55 AM (MYCIw)

77 Well, thanks for reminding me of this website:

http://goo.gl/gMzO

Posted by: physics geek at April 01, 2015 11:55 AM (MT22W)

78 GOPe: God's April Fools joke on conservatives, and we fall for it every time.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at April 01, 2015 11:56 AM (gfB4n)

79 "dike"...

Shrillery already has a crack.

%-)

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 01, 2015 11:56 AM (Vha1U)

80
Why bother to vote Republican if it just means more of this crap?


Posted by: torquewrench at April 01, 2015 11:52 AM (noWW6)


You forgot a few...

A Presidentially controlled War, which is in place forever...

No knock Raids... Civil forfeiture... NSA spying on Americans... EPA taking MORE control... No Child Left Behind which is the Legal blackmail used to usher in Common Core...

Posted by: BB Wolf at April 01, 2015 11:56 AM (qh617)

81 I'm curious who Ben Affleck will play. Someone with self righteous certainty, that's for sure.
Posted by: Lauren at April 01, 2015 11:55 AM (MYCIw)

----

Im thinking the ass that Christ rode on into Jerusalem....

Posted by: fixerupper at April 01, 2015 11:56 AM (NaV4z)

82 @76: Barnabas? (Oh, you said Self-righteous certainty, and Barnabas was right to take Paul to task over John Mark)

Posted by: lurkingestlurker - Giant Plush Porcupine at April 01, 2015 11:57 AM (k8xvx)

83 incoming:

July, Third International Conference on Financing for Development

September, UN General Assembly to agree on "sustainable development goals" to run until 2030

December, Climate Change Conference in Paris, to replace the defunct Kyoto rounds

Posted by: Feh at April 01, 2015 11:57 AM (x287p)

84 Oh wait, maybe Damon and Affleck are only producing the movie.

It's totally going to be about global warming.

Posted by: Lauren at April 01, 2015 11:57 AM (MYCIw)

85 33 " This blog has been the vanguard for the "you must vote GOP, damn you purists!" folks."


Maybe you're confusing us with another blog...?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 01, 2015 11:47 AM (LA7Cm)



Well there was always gabe's shilling for the GOPe and then there are always the "but the democrats are worse!" Commenters. You know the guys that always seem to not be around when 70+ republicans vote with the democrat minority to shove bullshit through that they swore they would oppose two months earlier.

Posted by: Buzzion at April 01, 2015 11:57 AM (z/Ubi)

86 I'm curious who Ben Affleck will play. Someone with self righteous certainty, that's for sure.

I was thinking Judas, actually...

"I had to turn you over. You are dangerous, man! This path you're walking is going to result in millions of people dead, if not now then in the future!"

Posted by: @JohnTant at April 01, 2015 11:57 AM (eytER)

87 69 53
@48

And Sylvester Stallone will get a cameo as Peter.
Posted by: lurkingestlurker - Giant Plush Porcupine at April 01, 2015 11:51 AM (k8xvx)

Hey, yo, I don' know dis Jesus guy at all!

Posted by: Insomniac at April 01, 2015 11:54 AM (2Ojst)


And in his first Acting role.... President Obama as Judas...


typecasting ya know...

Posted by: BB Wolf at April 01, 2015 11:57 AM (qh617)

88 It's totally going to be about global warming.

With an in-your-face bromance that leads to "questioning"

Posted by: Feh at April 01, 2015 11:58 AM (x287p)

89 >>> Does McConnell even realize how idiotically empty this sounds?

"No. That's why he says it. He thinks he sounds tough and 'conservative' for the idiot constituents back home."

McClownell sure does have a lot of idiot constituents.

Back when it it looked as though Mitch might end up getting successfully primaried from the right, he went round squinting and growling about how he would tear out Obamacare "root and branch".

Now? Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm not so much.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 01, 2015 11:59 AM (noWW6)

90 This blog has been the vanguard for the "you must vote GOP, damn you purists!" folks."


Maybe you're confusing us with another blog...?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 01, 2015 11:47 AM (LA7Cm)


Prior to the last election... I was called a TRAITOR to this country, if I did not vote GOP.

By Posters on this very blog....

Oh, and it was not a blanket statement... it was a directed post... with quotes from my post.

Posted by: BB Wolf at April 01, 2015 12:00 PM (qh617)

91 torque, I hate those fuckers

Posted by: Feh at April 01, 2015 12:00 PM (x287p)

92 87 And in his first Acting role.... President Obama as Judas...


Nah, his first acting role is as President and he totally sucks at it. But I *do* like the Judas role for Barky - if he meets the same end.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at April 01, 2015 12:00 PM (gfB4n)

93 McClownell sure does have a lot of idiot constituents.

Considering the smarmy nickelfucker isn't swinging from a lamppost, can you blame him for laughing at the rubes who buy his act?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 01, 2015 12:00 PM (zF6Iw)

94 Murray's amendment would devote funds "relating to efforts to improve workplace benefits and reduce health care costs, which may include measures to allow Americans to earn paid sick time to address their own health needs and the health needs of their families, and to promote equal employment opportunities."


What does that even mean? No, seriously, what do those words mean in that order? Because the hell.

Paid sick time and vacation time and personal time is between me and my employer. If I don't like what the employer offers, then I can leave. An employer can put in whatever level of benefit it wants and adjust that should such that not work out and the employer not get the types of employees it wants. That's how it works, that's how all of this works.

Or, well, they could if we had an even half way towards free market economy.

The psychopaths for whom I used to work once implemented a fairly draconian policy that you could not make up time and use that for going to the doctor but instead had to use half a vacation day.

The staff promptly began scheduling doctors appointments for early afternoon and then enjoying their afternoon off. Oh and the staff started leaving at 5:00 p.m. on the dot and not coming in on weekends and not working through lunch. You know, reacting exactly how anyone who had ever met another human being could have predicted.

I don't believe that policy made it a month.

Posted by: alexthechick - Scariest. Evah. at April 01, 2015 12:00 PM (mf5HN)

95 43 It's Hugh Jackman.

A hot Paul. Interesting.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier


At least it's not a Hot Carl!

Posted by: Smash'em at April 01, 2015 12:00 PM (kQh9Z)

96 So is this Drew's final, Final final break with the GOP?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at April 01, 2015 12:00 PM (xSCb6)

97 thought you had left the GOP, why would this bother you?




Posted by: McAdams at April 01, 2015 11:47 AM (Bk6tm)


You can only leave the party once. Why Drew is obsessing over it and not founding the Conservative Party is beyond me.

Posted by: Mister Magic at April 01, 2015 12:00 PM (8jKT6)

98 President Obama as Judas


Obama's more the Nero type or Caligula.

Posted by: wrg500 at April 01, 2015 12:00 PM (sWgE+)

99 Fact is, there is never going to be any reform that hurts DC, that comes out of DC. Walker, Jindal and the other governors know this, and if they cared about hurting DC they would... make agreements with other states to bypass DC.

These candidates want in to DC because they like it there.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 01, 2015 12:01 PM (uYUVu)

100 I used to think it was better to have a fight with the GOP than the Dems, but when it comes to the size of the State, it's a distinction without a difference

I'd rather be right than shite

Posted by: Feh at April 01, 2015 12:01 PM (x287p)

101 "They called for change and today, the Senate is delivering that change," McConnell said during his daily opening remarks. "Tonight, the American people will have their voices heard again here in the Senate under new management."

-
Every day we are lied to by both parties and all three branches of government. And the media, and academia, and "science" and . . . .

Posted by: The Great White Snark at April 01, 2015 12:01 PM (XUKZU)

102
@98
Also Judas is dead. Unless they do a flashback

Let's face it, folks. Based on "Noah" and "Exodus", this movie will be "The Expendables" set in1st Century Middle East and Europe.

Posted by: lurkingestlurker - Giant Plush Porcupine at April 01, 2015 12:01 PM (k8xvx)

103 Oh look, the Ark gov is calling for "changes" to religious freedom bill.

Can we please get someone with balls in office? Anyone?

Posted by: Lauren at April 01, 2015 12:02 PM (MYCIw)

104 "dike"...

Shrillery already has a crack.



Stem to stern.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2015 12:02 PM (YZizW)

105 Obama's more the Nero type or Caligula.
Posted by: wrg500 at April 01, 2015 12:00 PM (sWgE+)

----

Nope.

"All this I give to thee, if you take a knee and worship me."

Then Christ puches him in the nuts.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 01, 2015 12:03 PM (NaV4z)

106 "Tonight, the American people will have their voices heard again here in the Senate under new management."

-
Every day we are lied to by both parties and all three branches of government. And the media, and academia, and "science" and . . . .

Posted by: The Great White Snark at April 01, 2015 12:01 PM (XUKZU)


Aw.... come one.... he is listening to the American People... at least the ones who pay the Lobbyists...

Posted by: BB Wolf at April 01, 2015 12:03 PM (qh617)

107 the SSA crowd won't be satisfied until "sexual orientation" is inserted into the Civil Rights Act

and until everyone celebrates their abnormality as if it were normal

Posted by: Feh at April 01, 2015 12:04 PM (x287p)

108
Other thread dead. Done with politics. Anyone watch Justified last nite? Mikey was a champ!

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 01, 2015 12:07 PM (iQIUe)

109 Why is it every picture I see of Monica Lewinsky it looks like she just swallowed something nasty?

Posted by: wrg500 at April 01, 2015 12:08 PM (sWgE+)

110 Where in the Constitution is the federal government tasked with the duty
of giving employees of private companies sick leave? Where?

--

I've come to the conclusion that the LIV voter, aka the majority of the American voting public, has been brainwashed into believing that it is the government's job to protect employees from the big, bad, greedy, capitalist-pig businesses from which they are employeed. They deserve fill-in-the-blank and the gov't will make them cough it up. Consequences be damned, because outcomes aren't important. It just sounds good.

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 01, 2015 12:08 PM (TYfRG)

111
tentatively titled The Messenger of Peace

I lol'd.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at April 01, 2015 11:53 AM (/kI1Q)





When they say "peace", they mean "requiescat in pace".

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 01, 2015 12:08 PM (SpnVI)

112 How did we get here after a historic mid-term victory, including capturing the Senate majority, just 4 months ago?

Two parties is just an illusion, it's Team Progressive vs. Team Please Like Us, Progressives!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 01, 2015 12:08 PM (TLTHv)

113 Seriously, if the reports are true about Arkansas Governor now waffling, the conservative movement needs to just drop this for good and move on. Wedding photographers are just going to have to lie or not show up for work.

I'm sick of these public failure spectacles. If you want religious freedom, we're going to have to just make it happen ourselves and not count on bureaucrats to protect us.

Posted by: McAdams at April 01, 2015 12:09 PM (Bk6tm)

114 Why is it every picture I see of Monica Lewinsky it looks like she just swallowed something nasty?

Couldn't tell you. Never swallowed anything while I was around.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at April 01, 2015 12:09 PM (eytER)

115 Michelle's My Dog Or My Husband List.

Likes to play ball.

Proud of himself for destroying things.

Breaks any rule he thinks he can get away with.

Likes to sniff butt.

Is vicious if he thinks he has been crossed.

Likes to slobber on bones.

Is loyal and helpful. (OK, that's an easy one.)

Posted by: The Great White Snark at April 01, 2015 12:10 PM (XUKZU)

116 AtC - O/T, but as I had left for the day once Ace's afternoon thread came around, for the record, I don't hate you.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 01, 2015 12:11 PM (zF6Iw)

117 April 15th - 60,000 fast food workers to go on strike.

Such precious little snowflakes.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 01, 2015 12:11 PM (fWAjv)

118 So we should stop defending the founding principle of our nation because people are whining?

Got it.

Posted by: Lauren at April 01, 2015 12:11 PM (MYCIw)

119 New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte, North Carolina Senator Richard Burr,
Illinois Senator Mark Kirk, Arizona Senator John McCain, Alaska Senator
Lisa Murkowski, Ohio Senator Rob Portman, and Pennsylvania Senator Pat
Toomey.



Bunch of damn RINOs. We have no Party.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 01, 2015 12:12 PM (wlDny)

120 Posted by: alexthechick - Scariest. Evah. at April 01, 2015 12:00 PM (mf5HN)

It's a place holder. Budget resolutions just give the authorizing committees top-line numbers to deal with.

What that amendment means is, "if we create this new program later it will require money, here's where the authorizing committees can take money from existing programs to pay for the new one and keep the total spent the same in the end."

Posted by: DrewM. at April 01, 2015 12:12 PM (r5Qcm)

121 >>Other thread dead. Done with politics. Anyone watch Justified last nite? Mikey was a champ!

Wynn Duffy may be the only guy who survives!
I missed the beginning - any updates on Loretta's uest to be the pot kingpin in Harlan?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 01, 2015 12:13 PM (TLTHv)

122 28 I bet Paul goes to warn The Corinthians about Globull Warmening.

Posted by: Citizen X at April 01, 2015 11:47 AM (7ObY1)

Nope, but he does tell them the future is in leather.

Posted by: Ricardo Montalbán at April 01, 2015 12:14 PM (JOG+K)

123 110
It's Europe envoy. For decades Mordor on the Potomac has been trying to move us towards the European model of economics and gov't. Just in the past they moved slower at it than they are now. They've stopped trying to hide they're desire about a decade ago.

Posted by: wrg500 at April 01, 2015 12:14 PM (sWgE+)

124 Bruce J.. that was one hell of scene. Glad that bitch bought it too.

Posted by: jewells45has a secret at April 01, 2015 12:14 PM (l/N7H)

125 118
So we should stop defending the founding principle of our nation because people are whining?



Got it.

Posted by: Lauren

If the people that are going to take up this issue are only going to publicly crumble, then yes, I think it's counterproductive to take the issue up.

If we now have the public watching this and the same people pushing the issue are now basically saying these laws ARE bad and we need to change them, or they are just simply lying about the intent of the bills, to me that's several steps backwards.

Posted by: McAdams at April 01, 2015 12:14 PM (Bk6tm)

126 Nope, but he does tell them the future is in leather.

Plastics.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at April 01, 2015 12:14 PM (0HooB)

127 It's 187.5, not 42, your morons.

Posted by: Fast Radio Burst at April 01, 2015 12:15 PM (GjeLd)

128 "Bunch of damn RINOs. We have no Party."


Murderer's Row of Squish GOPe.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 01, 2015 12:15 PM (LA7Cm)

129 >>Michelle's My Dog Or My Husband List.

Heh.

Likes to put his feet on the furniture

Likes to nap all morning

Trots down the AF1 stairs

Posted by: Lizzy at April 01, 2015 12:15 PM (TLTHv)

130 "It's also mostly a symbolic act and doesn't set up a program or carry the force of law."

It's called a "moral obligation" -- get people to agree to something "in principle" and then throw their support in their faces when you actually want them to vote for the legislation. Works a whole lots better when thrown at Republicans than Democrats.

Posted by: mallfly at April 01, 2015 12:15 PM (qSIlh)

131 A cunning bunch of runts.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at April 01, 2015 12:16 PM (jsWA8)

132 The Senate has always had a bunch of RINOs. Maybe the House will kill it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 01, 2015 12:16 PM (wlDny)

133 39 Where's the movie about Mohammad?
Posted by: Feh at April 01, 2015 11:48 AM (x287p)

The infidel director ended up in jail.

Posted by: Hillary The Shrill Shrew at April 01, 2015 12:17 PM (JOG+K)

134 39
Where's the movie about Mohammad?


It's been done. Staring Anthony Quinn, but not as Mohammad, his uncle. the part of Mohammad played by wind chimes in keeping with mooselimb sensibilities. Yea, even way back then, 70's.

They ate his liver at one point....so pretty accurate.

Posted by: Paladin at April 01, 2015 12:17 PM (E1aoU)

135 HA! Y'all will be back........ *counts the stacks of money in office*

Posted by: RNC Spokestool at April 01, 2015 12:17 PM (sCHw2)

136 I wonder if all you people who thought it was crazy for us Texans to talk about seceding still think it's such a crazy idea. I don't really care about what any of those non-Texans do in their own states. They can do whatever they want. I just want to take away forever their ability to mess with MY state.

And given what this country has turned into, I really don't think of myself as an "american" anymore. It doesn't mean anything to me. I'm a Texan.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 01, 2015 12:18 PM (Kpl3J)

137 One in a continuing and unending series from Drew on how the Republicans suck and don't do anything right.

I guess there is absolutely nothing to write about Democrats- right?

Maybe, just maybe take some time to understand what the alternatives may be?

I dislike the Republican Party as much as the next guy. But I'm getting a little tired of this shit.

Posted by: Marcus T at April 01, 2015 12:19 PM (GGCsk)

138 Paid sick time and vacation time and personal time is between me and my employer. If I don't like what the employer offers, then I can leave. .... That's how it works, that's how all of this works.


Yes but if it wasn't for Progressives we wouldn't have the 40 hour work week, overtime pay, minimum wage, and safety in the work place....

That's what they keep telling me

So the March of Progress continues apace with O-Care, paid sick leave, paid family care leave etc..

But don't worry, b/c the rich greedy business owners are paying for this, they owe it to you

Posted by: McCool at April 01, 2015 12:19 PM (nCSwS)

139 "If the people that are going to take up this issue are only going to publicly crumble, then yes, I think it's counterproductive to take the issue up"

So the solution is to do what then? Nothing? Let's all just close our eyes and pretend that the left isn't trying to destroy us.

I agree that our "leaders" are a pathetic bunch of idiots, but doing nothing is not the solution either. We need to make it more painful for them to betray us than to be attacked by the left.

Posted by: Lauren at April 01, 2015 12:19 PM (MYCIw)

140 I liked the "pick 10 or 15 terrible GOP Congress critters to deliberately tank idea" better than the "say there's absolutely nothing we can do to change things but still complain about things" idea.

Posted by: Hawkins1701 at April 01, 2015 12:19 PM (JgGWZ)

141 More asshattery, "activists" go one debt strike, refuse to repay student loans for worthless degrees.

http://tinyurl.com/pesu8lo

Hey idiots. Your degrees are not only worthless but actually harmful. You know less about how the real world works than you did before you went to college. But guess what? You chose those worthless degrees, not us, and I hope you have to pay back every penny even if you have to replace illegal aliens picking fruit in the fields. But look at the bright side. Now you're getting an actual education.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at April 01, 2015 12:20 PM (XUKZU)

142 Heh, I must admit I fell for it. Read the headline, and was momentarily astonished. Of course, before I even got to the first line I was asking what the gimmick was.

Still, I laughed. Thanks, Drew.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 01, 2015 12:20 PM (TOk1P)

143 Sixteen Senators
There in that Hall
Making Me
Biggest Fool of Them All

Posted by: Al Green what gots soul but no Party at April 01, 2015 12:20 PM (7RXcs)

144 They ate his liver at one point

Did they serve it with a nice Chianti?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Dr. H. Lecter at April 01, 2015 12:21 PM (9Z8lH)

145

This really is some beautiful wordsmithing from a Reuters update on the current state of the talks over Iran's nuclear program.


"Negotiators have a tentative agreement on the rough outline of a possible public statement on the progress they have made so far that would also highlight areas of disagreement, diplomats close to the talks said."


(This one absurd sentence sums up the state of the Iran talks


washingtonexaminer

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 01, 2015 12:21 PM (IXrOn)

146 "124 Bruce J.. that was one hell of scene. Glad that bitch bought it too. Posted by: jewells45has a secret at April 01, 2015 12:14 PM (l/N7H)"

For a while now, people have asked for a Wynne/Mikey spin off. I guess they can do a prequel like in Breaking Bad.

I'll admit that their relationship was interesting and of course teh ghey. Also, the fact that Wynne was a rich kid from Haiwii and a surfer.

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 01, 2015 12:21 PM (iQIUe)

147 Yes but if it wasn't for Progressives we wouldn't have the 40 29 hour work week

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at April 01, 2015 12:22 PM (/kI1Q)

148 "I'm a Texan"

Amen, brother.

And for all of you who are currently located outside of Texas, I suggest that you learn the following from our patron saint, Davy Crockett:

"You can go to hell, I'm going to Texas."

Also, as an aside, Crockett, TX is a lovely town that I highly recommend. I meant to tell Carol about it last week when we drove through on our way back from Louisiana.

Posted by: Lauren at April 01, 2015 12:22 PM (MYCIw)

149 watch Justified last nite? Mikey was a champ!

Adios Steenburgen.

Posted by: DaveA at April 01, 2015 12:22 PM (DL2i+)

150 It's 187.5, not 42, your morons.

Posted by: Fast Radio Burst at April 01, 2015 12:15 PM (GjeLd)


I was given incorrect data.

Posted by: Deep Thought at April 01, 2015 12:23 PM (W5DcG)

151 Mikey was a champ!

Wynn's such an ass he couldn't call him Michael while he died.

Posted by: DaveA at April 01, 2015 12:23 PM (DL2i+)

152
"Negotiators have a tentative agreement on the rough outline of a possible public statement on the progress they have made so far that would also highlight areas of disagreement, diplomats close to the talks said."


Holy shit! Gettin' paid by the word to say nothing.

Posted by: Al Green what gots soul but no Party at April 01, 2015 12:23 PM (7RXcs)

153 One in a continuing and unending series from Drew on how the Republicans suck and don't do anything right.

I guess there is absolutely nothing to write about Democrats- right?

Maybe, just maybe take some time to understand what the alternatives may be?

I dislike the Republican Party as much as the next guy. But I'm getting a little tired of this shit.


Posted by: Marcus T at April 01, 2015 12:19 PM (GGCsk)


So your solution is to rag on Drew for pointing it out? Why not expend some of that tiredness on the Party.


And here, since you seem to need it: Breaking News! The Democrat Party is full of snakes and rats and commie socialists!!


Film at 11.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 01, 2015 12:23 PM (TOk1P)

154 But remember, folks, if you don't vote Republican, then the Democrats will win, and will then get to implement stuff that Hillary wants.

Posted by: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus at April 01, 2015 12:24 PM (YYJjz)

155 Just FYI-

Musing on the efficacy of throwing gays off buildings will result in a timeout of an undetermined length.

Soona will rejoin us when/if I remember to unban him.

Posted by: DrewM. at April 01, 2015 12:24 PM (r5Qcm)

156
"Negotiators have a tentative agreement on the rough outline of a possible public statement on the progress they have made so far that would also highlight areas of disagreement, diplomats close to the talks said."

Diplo speak for "we got nothin' "

Posted by: wrg500 at April 01, 2015 12:25 PM (sWgE+)

157 we really have given up on having a free republic.

Traded a free republic for free money.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 01, 2015 12:25 PM (W5DcG)

158 lulz

Scott Walker disqualified for presidency due to dog allergy

it doesn't matter that it's April Fool's Day - it always is at the new york times


h/t hotair

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 01, 2015 12:25 PM (IXrOn)

159 So the solution is to do what then? Nothing? Let's
all just close our eyes and pretend that the left isn't trying to
destroy us.



I agree that our "leaders" are a pathetic bunch of idiots, but doing
nothing is not the solution either. We need to make it more painful
for them to betray us than to be attacked by the left.





_________________________________

I don't think the answer is to publicly fail.

Honest question, do you think what was accomplished by Indiana was worthwhile if there's also some sort of follow up bill that will likely make homosexuals a new protected class in order to "clarify"?

I absolutely support the intent of what IN and AR were trying to do, but it's sort of like would I support a General that wants to charge the enemy if he plans on surrendering as soon he gets there? All we're doing is taking casualties before losing.

We clearly need a reboot in how we protect religious freedoms, and we can't even count on deep Red State Governors to implement something like this without crumbling.

Hoping AR reports are not true, I admired Asa for basically saying F#ck Off to the MSM at least earlier this week.

Posted by: McAdams at April 01, 2015 12:26 PM (Bk6tm)

160 And for all of you who are currently located outside of Texas, I suggest that you learn the following from our patron saint, Davy Crockett:

"You can go to hell, I'm going to Texas."



Texas sucks! Stay away!
(Except for Morons)

Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2015 12:26 PM (YZizW)

161 Posted by: Tom Servo at April 01, 2015 12:18 PM (Kpl3J)

If I could get Mrs P to move, I would light out for the hill country of East Texas quicker than you could say "Ticonderoga."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 01, 2015 12:26 PM (zF6Iw)

162 "Negotiators have a tentative agreement on the rough outline of a possible public statement on the progress they have made so far that would also highlight areas of disagreement, diplomats close to the talks said."

Diplo speak for "we got nothin' "

-
And we'll respect you in the morning.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at April 01, 2015 12:27 PM (XUKZU)

163 Never mind all of this because Indiana!

Posted by: Low Information Douchebags at April 01, 2015 12:28 PM (Dwehj)

164 109 Why is it every picture I see of Monica Lewinsky it looks like she just swallowed something nasty?

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

Hmmm. I thought she testified to being a spitter?

Posted by: jdub at April 01, 2015 12:29 PM (WDySP)

165 127 It's 187.5, not 42, your morons.

It would be expected for all the signals to be an alias of one frequency. They play that off as surprising but that would be normal. One source, you take an FFT of many samples and you get a single frequency. Seems pretty basic.

Posted by: BananaDream at April 01, 2015 12:29 PM (vLk7c)

166 @140

To his point if the elected representatives are not backed up by just as vocal an opposition to the SJWs defending the bill what are the politicians to do?

The old saying might makes right applies.

If there aren't 1000s of people out there counter protesting the SJWs then the SJWs being the squeaky wheel will win every time.

It's time for people to start doing what the SJWs do and get out into the streets and be heard otherwise it's all going to be over without a shot.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 01, 2015 12:29 PM (vDp2x)

167 Indiana wants me, Lord I can't go back there.

Posted by: The First Amendment at April 01, 2015 12:29 PM (Dwehj)

168
"This blog has been the vanguard for the "you must vote GOP, damn you purists!" folks."

Maybe you're confusing us with another blog...?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill




Ace routinely toggles to his "u Tru-Cons are the Sux" mode about a month before elections and starts to denounce anyone not pulling the lever for Team GOP.

And take a quick headcount of this thread, and you'll see the "Wahhhhh Drew is being mean! to Republicans" brigade makes up about half of those making noise.

It's a fair cop.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 01, 2015 12:29 PM (kdS6q)

169 Oh, and those of you doing Justified posts? Maybe a spoiler alert or two?

Some people have not seen it yet, and I don't think it is unreasonable to give them at least a day or two to catch up on their DVR.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 01, 2015 12:29 PM (TOk1P)

170 "It's also mostly a symbolic act and doesn't set up a program or carry the force of law."



And the next thing you know, incandescent light bulbs are illegal.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at April 01, 2015 12:29 PM (xwKF+)

171 OT - Honey (lorikeet), today would have been your 20th birthday
(hatchday). You should have made 30, but didn't get half that - we both
were cheated by disease and what turned out to be a quack avian vet. The
whole world started to go to shit when you died in 2007, I know mine
did. Miss you so much. Hoping to see you again one day... (breaks down).

Posted by: OK, Thanks, Bye at April 01, 2015 12:29 PM (ucB75)

172 Go to Texas...

Si se puede

Posted by: Neotejanos at April 01, 2015 12:30 PM (5K/L4)

173 It's 187.5, not 42, your morons.

Posted by: Fast Radio Burst at April 01, 2015 12:15 PM

-------

But 187.5 divided by 42 is 4.46428571 with the 428571 repeating.

Do you realize what this means!!??!!

'cause I don't.

Posted by: irright at April 01, 2015 12:30 PM (aSKRB)

174 The old saying might makes right applies.

Worked for Harry Reid.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 01, 2015 12:30 PM (W5DcG)

175 That was never the idea of having a GOP majority. It was just the lie we were told to convince enough of us to vote for the GOP so that John Boehner and Mitch McConnell could have nice offices and give our money to their cronies too, rather than just the Democrats' cronies (but, just to be clear - the Democrat cronies get theirs regardless).

Posted by: gm at April 01, 2015 12:30 PM (K0tm3)

176 Never mind all of this because Indiana!

You know, I moved down here instead of just being a contractor for awhile because it seemed like a relatively easy place to ride out the SCOAMF admin. Boy, am I stupid.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at April 01, 2015 12:31 PM (/kI1Q)

177 157 we really have given up on having a free republic.

Traded a free republic for free money.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 01, 2015 12:25 PM (W5DcG)


I told ye but did thee listen? Not a single word did you hear.

f#ckin' tories!

Posted by: Ben Franklin at April 01, 2015 12:31 PM (JOG+K)

178 Where is the product liability lawsuit from Harry Reid about that exercise machine that broke?

Posted by: OK, Thanks, Bye at April 01, 2015 12:32 PM (ucB75)

179 You know, I moved down here instead of just being a contractor for
awhile because it seemed like a relatively easy place to ride out the
SCOAMF admin. Boy, am I stupid.


Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.

Posted by: Teh Ghey Mafia at April 01, 2015 12:32 PM (Dwehj)

180 >>>16 In other news, Holleywood is making a movie about the Apostle Paul.

I'm guessing we're going to be treated to a movie where Paul goes around warning about global warming.
Posted by: Lauren at April 01, 2015 11:44 AM (MYCIw)>>>

we will probably also be surprised to learn that he was in a gay marriage.

Posted by: gm at April 01, 2015 12:32 PM (K0tm3)

181 Some people have not seen it yet, and I don't think it is unreasonable to give them at least a day or two to catch up on their DVR.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 01, 2015 12:29 PM (TOk1P)

Oh, piss off! No one leaked any plot points. You always are whining about something. It gets old.

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 01, 2015 12:32 PM (iQIUe)

182
But 187.5 divided by 42 is 4.46428571 with the 428571 repeating.

Do you realize what this means!!??!!

'cause I don't.

-
I think I've deciphered it.

D-R-I-N-K-M-O-R-E-O-V-A-L-T-I-N-E.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at April 01, 2015 12:32 PM (XUKZU)

183 "This blog has been the vanguard for the "you must vote GOP, damn you purists!" folks."

Maybe you're confusing us with another blog...?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill




Ace
routinely toggles to his "u Tru-Cons are the Sux" mode about a month
before elections and starts to denounce anyone not pulling the lever for
Team GOP.

And take a quick headcount of this thread, and you'll
see the "Wahhhhh Drew is being mean! to Republicans" brigade makes up
about half of those making noise.

It's a fair cop.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 01, 2015 12:29 PM (kdS6q)


No question there are more than a few commenters here who are Team GOP all the way, and we'll see more and more of them the closer we get to the Primaries. Ace however, tends to do the Icky Socons thing at any time, but particularly vocal for a long portion of the past Primary season in his criticisms of the eventual nominee.

I think you would be hard pressed to find anybody, even today, who would honestly say they would NOT have preferred Romney pull it off, and be a respected regular here in the comments.


I don't think that makes us Gope apologists.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 01, 2015 12:33 PM (TOk1P)

184 In other news, Holleywood is making a movie about the Apostle Paul.

I'm guessing we're going to be treated to a movie where Paul goes around warning about global warming.
Posted by: Lauren at April 01, 2015 11:44 AM (MYCIw)>>>

we will probably also be surprised to learn that he was in a gay marriage.

-
Before he had sex reassignment surgery. It was more than scales that fell off on the road to Damascus.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at April 01, 2015 12:34 PM (XUKZU)

185 >>Just FYI-
Musing on the efficacy of throwing gays off buildings will result in a timeout of an undetermined length.


It would be nice if someone would check the morning threads where Hector (currently "Pass the Dutchie") regularly uses offensive slurs - this morning he used "f_g" to refer to gays. He also likes eliminationist talk of various groups/ethnicities.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 01, 2015 12:34 PM (TLTHv)

186 But 187.5 divided by 42 is 4.46428571 with the 428571 repeating.

Do you realize what this means!!??!!


We all get pi?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2015 12:34 PM (YZizW)

187 Agreed that we have to be just as vocal as the SJWs. We have to be smart about it, and have good message discipline, but we need to be loud.

Of course, 600K pro-lifers march on DC every single year and are ignored, so there's that.

Posted by: Lauren at April 01, 2015 12:34 PM (MYCIw)

188 I'm so old I remember when Kelly Ayotte's name was floated as a Severe Running Mate for Mr. Electable.

Has ANYONE from Mitt's circle turned out to be as conservative as advertised? smdh

Posted by: Y-not at April 01, 2015 12:34 PM (9BRsg)

189 >>>29 I thought you had left the GOP, why would this bother you?

Posted by: McAdams at April 01, 2015 11:47 AM >>>

Fucking sick of this stupid non sequitur. Stupid shit Obama does bothers me too you stupid fucker.

Posted by: gm at April 01, 2015 12:35 PM (K0tm3)

190 Whew, Drew almost had me fooled.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 01, 2015 12:35 PM (2Aj5D)

191 but a million people of the conservative persuasion that demonstrate and
surround the DC capital building barely get a mention on page 10 of the
local rag.


And that's an op-ed railing against them.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at April 01, 2015 12:36 PM (/kI1Q)

192 Some people have not seen it yet, and I don't think
it is unreasonable to give them at least a day or two to catch up on
their DVR.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 01, 2015 12:29 PM (TOk1P)



Oh, piss off! No one leaked any plot points. You always are whining about something. It gets old.

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 01, 2015 12:32 PM (iQIUe)


You really want to go there cupcake? Bring it on.


You leaked plot points on the thread that got disappeared earlier. I don't know if they came back. So quit lying.

If you want me to make you are target, you'll be sorry.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 01, 2015 12:36 PM (TOk1P)

193 -
I think I've deciphered it.

D-R-I-N-K-M-O-R-E-O-V-A-L-T-I-N-E.
Posted by: The Great White Snark at April 01, 2015 12:32 PM (XUKZU

Not so fast there Snark.

D-R-I-N-K-M-O-R-E-V-A-L-U-R-I-T-E

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 01, 2015 12:36 PM (2Aj5D)

194 D-I-N-O-V-I-T-E

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 01, 2015 12:38 PM (W5DcG)

195 That Lausanne Reuters dispatch really is the essense of our time - unintentional parody, about a deadly serious matter.

But just as with the death of parody (how do you tell? and the gap between reality and parody needed for parodic humor has closed to where it doesn't work), how does a thoughtful person even explain it?

Big, steep, slippery rock face, no hand-holds for intelligent people pushing decent and worthy concepts (or defending them). That's the public square and what's left of civil society today.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 01, 2015 12:39 PM (afQnV)

196 I hope the guy who tried to primary McConnell puts up Billboards all over the state.

"Well you wanted to keep a veteran, powerful, establishment Senator. How's that working out for you?"

"Well, see-ya... I've moved to TEXAS."

Posted by: Paladin at April 01, 2015 12:39 PM (E1aoU)

197 Forgot who it was who was talking about people beating each other over the head withd!ck shaped ragethoughts in the last nasty kerfuffle between the Ewok and portions of the Horde, but the beating with d!ck shaped ragethoughts seems to return in some of these GOPe threads.

Posted by: lurkingestlurker - Giant Plush Porcupine at April 01, 2015 12:39 PM (k8xvx)

198
Burt! Bruce!

Bruce! Burt!


Don't make me come back there.

Posted by: eleven at April 01, 2015 12:39 PM (IPzoI)

199
Ace however, tends to do the Icky Socons thing at any time, but particularly vocal for a long portion of the past Primary season in his criticisms of the eventual nominee.
Posted by: BurtTC



Check the tape. 60 days before an election, Ace starts to Jeckle/Hyde on the GOP and "electability", then 30 days out he goes into full e-rage about those not voting R There's a series of "not going to follow you over the cliff" rants.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 01, 2015 12:39 PM (kdS6q)

200
@199
We may get some "not going to follow you back onto the cliff" rants now that he's become a democrat/cast off all political affiliations. Should be interesting.

Posted by: lurkingestlurker - Giant Plush Porcupine at April 01, 2015 12:40 PM (k8xvx)

201 Here's an idea.

Anyone who hasn't boycotted social media should post a status about the Lipan Apaches and how they used Religious Freedom legislation to fight back against the fed stealing their eagle feathers form their pow wows.

It's very hard to argue against that story, and it touches on a lot of liberal sympathies as well.

Posted by: Lauren at April 01, 2015 12:40 PM (MYCIw)

202 I'm okay with this only if somebody gets to beat the shit out of Harry Reid again.

Posted by: tu3031 at April 01, 2015 12:40 PM (YFFpo)

203 Reading this site just pisses me off. Thanks for being one of the last voices of truth left.

I going to go and clean my guns now and load up magazines.

In closing, burn it down, salt the earth and then piss on it.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at April 01, 2015 12:40 PM (8cQFN)

204 199
But he's a Democrat now.

Posted by: wrg500 at April 01, 2015 12:41 PM (sWgE+)

205 >Honest question, do you think what was accomplished by Indiana was worthwhile if there's also some sort of follow up bill that will likely make homosexuals a new protected class in order to "clarify"?

Cowards never accomplish anything, this isn't news.

Announce that your state will not enforce any laws that disagree with constitutional freedom of association, and be prepared to weather the consequences. Then we'll talk.

Posted by: kartoffel at April 01, 2015 12:42 PM (uEmgg)

206 SIXTEEN GOP Senators voted to help put a crack in the dyke.


Which ones? I have a proposition for them.

Posted by: Bruce Jenner at April 01, 2015 12:42 PM (eenKj)

207
that headline was cruel,april fools day or not

Posted by: kj at April 01, 2015 12:42 PM (lKyWE)

208 The Venn diagram here of those who display little understanding of legislative or political mechanics (way things actually work) and those exhibiting tribal GOP loyalties (mindless, sports-like) is not a single dark grey circle, but it's close.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 01, 2015 12:42 PM (afQnV)

209 The best cities to play Pac-Man in Google Maps
http://is.gd/RnYXx7

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at April 01, 2015 12:42 PM (/kI1Q)

210
I'm okay with this only if somebody gets to beat the shit out of Harry Reid again.


I think that's a party we should all belong too.

Posted by: eleven at April 01, 2015 12:42 PM (IPzoI)

211 Check the tape. 60 days before an election, Ace
starts to Jeckle/Hyde on the GOP and "electability", then 30 days out he
goes into full e-rage about those not voting R There's a series of "not
going to follow you over the cliff" rants.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix

Not electing Obama in of itself is a worthy goal, even if the replacement was not ideal.

You will never convince me that sitting out an election altogether and letting Obama get a 2nd term was some sort of brilliant, 3rd dimensional chess move that helped this country.

Posted by: McAdams at April 01, 2015 12:44 PM (Bk6tm)

212 Ace however, tends to do the Icky Socons thing at
any time, but particularly vocal for a long portion of the past Primary
season in his criticisms of the eventual nominee.
Posted by: BurtTC



Check
the tape. 60 days before an election, Ace starts to Jeckle/Hyde on the
GOP and "electability", then 30 days out he goes into full e-rage about
those not voting R There's a series of "not going to follow you over the
cliff" rants.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 01, 2015 12:39 PM (kdS6q)


I don't know. I remember him ragging on Rick Sanctotum. He may have had a meltdown or two in the comments, but I really don't remember him telling people how to vote.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 01, 2015 12:44 PM (TOk1P)

213 So we should stop defending the founding principle of our nation because people are whining?
***
So will we actually see Christian martyrs, in the real sense, in America soon?

If you refuse to submit, eventually the state will send armed men to force you to do so.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 01, 2015 12:44 PM (78TbK)

214 I'm okay with this only if somebody gets to beat the shit out of Harry Reid again.

I want the popcorn concession.

Posted by: wrg500 at April 01, 2015 12:44 PM (sWgE+)

215 You will never convince me that sitting out an election altogether and letting Obama get a 2nd term was some sort of brilliant, 3rd dimensional chess move that helped this country.

---

Are you talking about Romney?

Posted by: Bill Clinton at April 01, 2015 12:45 PM (PFy0L)

216
evidently the GOP's brilliant plan for winning in 2016 is to alienate itsbase and lose half the independents

Posted by: kj at April 01, 2015 12:45 PM (lKyWE)

217 "I think that's a party we should all belong too"



Ah, but what shall we name it?

Posted by: HH at April 01, 2015 12:46 PM (Ce4DF)

218 Tell me this isn't one of the most sympathetic things you've ever read:

"Lipan Apache Tribe Vice-Chairman Robert Soto said, "Even though I got these feathers back, I got them with all these restrictions. Like I'm the only one that can handle them, put them on, wear them, use them. These feathers can never be given to anybody. They can never be (lent) to anybody."

The tribe used the feathers for religious ceremonies, but the feds said not anymore.

"This is like the government telling the church, well you can only use your Bible on Sunday, but if you use it on Monday, you'll get arrested. Or you can pray with your rosary on Wednesday, but you do it on Tuesday, you get cited."

Posted by: Lauren at April 01, 2015 12:46 PM (MYCIw)

219 If you refuse to submit, eventually the state will send armed men to force you to do so.


Posted by: 18-1 at April 01, 2015 12:44 PM (78TbK)

Your seeing it through lawfare now. They bankrupted the baker in Washington if I remember right.

Posted by: wrg500 at April 01, 2015 12:47 PM (sWgE+)

220 that headline was cruel,april fools day or not

So was the "Netflix purchases Firefly from Fox" headline.
I hate April 1.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at April 01, 2015 12:47 PM (sH832)

221

glee

O'MALLEY: HILLARY SHOULD HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE

HILLARY'S IN TROUBLE: O'MALLEY BLASTS, POLLS PLUMMET, SUBPOENAS LOOM

O'Malley assumed a very aggressive stance Tuesday saying if Clinton has nothing to hide she should come forward and talk openly about it. This is just two days after O'Malley said of Bush and Clinton, "The presidency of the United States is not some crown to be passed between two families."


http://www.breitbart.com/

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 01, 2015 12:47 PM (IXrOn)

222 Ah, but what shall we name it?
-------

Pedo-Beaters?

Posted by: irright at April 01, 2015 12:48 PM (aSKRB)

223 >>Ah, but what shall we name it?

To be subversive, name it the Hater Party. Hard to insult the party when they've taken the Left's favorite insult.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 01, 2015 12:48 PM (TLTHv)

224 evidently the GOP's brilliant plan for winning in 2016 is to alienate itsbase and lose half the independents

-
Ah, the Socrates gambit.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at April 01, 2015 12:48 PM (XUKZU)

225 Fucking Romney.

Posted by: toby928(C) at April 01, 2015 12:48 PM (rwI+c)

226
Harry Hurtlocker Party.


Took me a while.

Posted by: eleven at April 01, 2015 12:49 PM (IPzoI)

227 Cowards never accomplish anything, this isn't news.



Announce that your state will not enforce any laws that disagree
with constitutional freedom of association, and be prepared to weather
the consequences. Then we'll talk.

Posted by: kartoffel


I genuinely think the average low info voter looks at this and thinks "I guess the GOP was trying to pull a fast one and legalize gay discrimination. Even the people that signed the bill into law are now saying so."

So now, any religious freedom bill is going to have this taint. This whole exercise was a BIG step backwards.

These Governors should have quickly signed the bill, it would have already been forgotten about by now, but instead they made sure to embarass themselves and everyone that defended the bill twisting in the wind.

Posted by: McAdams at April 01, 2015 12:49 PM (Bk6tm)

228 Why is it every picture I see of Monica Lewinsky it looks like she just swallowed something nasty?

Posted by: wrg500 at April 01, 2015 12:08 PM (sWgE+)


Funny, that. Cause if she had swallowed, you'd have never heard of her.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 01, 2015 12:49 PM (eenKj)

229 evidently the GOP's brilliant plan for winning in 2016 is to alienate itsbase and lose half the independents
___
If by win you mean hand the majority and all the actual responsibilities back to the Dems then yes...that is our plan.

Posted by: The GOPe at April 01, 2015 12:50 PM (78TbK)

230 "This is like the government telling the church, well you can only use your Bible on Sunday, but if you use it on Monday, you'll get arrested. Or you can pray with your rosary on Wednesday, but you do it on Tuesday, you get cited."

Posted by: Lauren at April 01, 2015 12:46 PM (MYCIw)

The Gov't wants you to only be able to practice your religion in the 4 walls of your church or your house. Having it be your guiding principle of your day to day life is a challenge to the gov't being your guiding principle.

Posted by: wrg500 at April 01, 2015 12:50 PM (sWgE+)

231 @187

We need to be just as driven as the SJWs right now.

Nature abhors a vacuum, if we are not out in the streets bing just as vocal then the SJWs will fill the gap.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 01, 2015 12:51 PM (vDp2x)

232 Check
the tape. 60 days before an election, Ace starts to Jeckle/Hyde on the
GOP and "electability", then 30 days out he goes into full e-rage about
those not voting R There's a series of "not going to follow you over the
cliff" rants.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 01, 2015 12:39 PM (kdS6q)

Maybe but he's not alone. I stopped posting a few months before the election because it was pretty clear people just wanted to win and the idea of pointing out how pointless that would be would go over like a lead balloon.

At no point did Ace ever say anything to me about letting up or shutting up. Quite the opposite in fact.

The reality is people wanted to believe it would be different *this time*. It wasn't and it won't be. At least not in the foreseeable future.

And you know what? The majority of people swearing they'll never vote GOP again and certainly never vote for Jeb will be singing a very different tune come November 2016. And then they will be surprised again when nothing changes.

Posted by: DrewM. at April 01, 2015 12:51 PM (r5Qcm)

233 McAdams, your comment (I think) refers to the widely-discussed "missing" Romney voters in 2012.

Just curious if you or anyone else here has done the homework my lazy alienated a** has not done, and looked up the data from that massive exit-poll done every presidential cycle, which actually would be the closest thing to an answer as to why Romney lost?

I think it's done by the APSA (political scientists), and is fairly reliable since (1) simple concrete questions - who did you vote for, what's your demographic (2) it's massive and has a very small margin of error.

Anyway, it's been a pretty good window on who actually voted, for whom, and to some extent why, for many presidential cycles. Yet I've seen no reference to it since the catastrophe of 2012.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 01, 2015 12:52 PM (afQnV)

234 216
evidently the GOP's brilliant plan for winning in 2016 is to alienate itsbase and lose half the independents
Posted by: kj at April 01, 2015 12:45 PM (lKyWE

Amazing what they can do in 6 months.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 01, 2015 12:52 PM (2Aj5D)

235 191 but a million people of the conservative persuasion that demonstrate and
surround the DC capital building barely get a mention on page 10 of the
local rag.

And that's an op-ed railing against them.
Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at April 01, 2015 12:36 PM (/kI1Q)


Not. Gonna. Happen. We have jobs. Someone's gotta pay for this crap.... hmmm idea, nah, poverty sucks.

Posted by: Ben Franklin at April 01, 2015 12:53 PM (JOG+K)

236 If it's Jebbie vs. Skankles, I am not voting, period.

I just can't. Can't do it and still live with myself.

Posted by: Citizen X at April 01, 2015 12:54 PM (7ObY1)

237 holy crap

jeb's out in full force

GEORGE P. BUSH WINS FIRST UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS LATINO LEADERSHIP AWARD

As the University of Texas debuted its new Latino Leadership Award, it was announced that the first winner would be newly-elected Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush.

In conjunction with its Latino Research Initiative, UofT awarded Bush the honor early this week.

"In our diverse Latino Texas, there are very few individuals who have the resume and record of excellence as Commissioner Bush," said Nicole Guidotti-Hernandez, chair of the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies. "His life-long commitment to service as a teacher, veteran, UT alumnus and land commissioner makes him an exemplar of why transformative leadership is valued and necessary."

George P. Bush, the oldest son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush...


let this sink in a sec
breitbart

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 01, 2015 12:54 PM (IXrOn)

238 The Indian guy should take the feathers and put them through a wind turbine. Currently, if an eco-freak kills an eagle, it's dreamy.

Better yet, he should demand to see Princess Running Joke.

An Apache chief in a sweat lodge with a mayo carrying "chrokee".

That's PPV shit right there.

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 01, 2015 12:55 PM (Spluw)

239 And you know what? The majority of people swearing they'll never vote
GOP again and certainly never vote for Jeb will be singing a very
different tune come November 2016. And then they will be surprised again
when nothing changes.
***
When Mitt Romneycare won the nomination in 2012 I said I wouldn't vote for him and I didn't.

I told everyone that he GOPe would take his victory in the primary as a sign that they could advance ANY leftist agenda item with impunity and still get most of the "conservative" note.

And unfortunately I was 100% right.

Had we turned out in mass for the Constitution party guy in 2012 we likely wouldn't be in this position right now because the GOPe would be afraid of us. But right now they've called us out, see that collectively we are full of shit, and will continue to treat us like Monica in the Oval Office until something changes.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 01, 2015 12:55 PM (78TbK)

240 An interesting good intentions road to hell story.

http://tinyurl.com/o7vgmwz

Posted by: The Great White Snark at April 01, 2015 12:55 PM (XUKZU)

241 I know we all hate Romney but I don't think he'd be giving Iran nukes. So I don't get this "nothing would be different" whinge.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at April 01, 2015 12:56 PM (/kI1Q)

242 Posted by: McAdams at April 01, 2015 12:49 PM (Bk6tm)

Which is why it's hard to believe that the governors aren't doing this on purpose. It's "Damning with faint praise". Either they are even more incompetent than we suspected (difficult as that may be) or they *intended* to throw conservatives a bone and then "have" to walk it back.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 01, 2015 12:56 PM (GDulk)

243 237
I wonder how larger of a donation the Bushes made to the UT trust fund to get the award for George.

Posted by: wrg500 at April 01, 2015 12:56 PM (sWgE+)

244 Totally OT, but the Washington Times site? Holy shit, Literally two paragraph news story that was difficult to even read because of two pop up ads, ads on both sides squeezing in the margins, ads below the main picture of the story before the story starts, ads after the first paragraph of a two paragraph story, ads below the story before the comments, and finally ads below the Washington Times header and news.

Posted by: Heralder at April 01, 2015 12:57 PM (/Mxso)

245 Ace is awake.

Posted by: HH at April 01, 2015 12:57 PM (Ce4DF)

246 I know we all hate Romney but I don't think he'd be giving Iran nukes. So I don't get this "nothing would be different" whinge.
***
Romney was never going to beat Obama. Its why the GOPe and the Democrats selected him.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 01, 2015 12:57 PM (78TbK)

247 Drew thanks for your posts, I find them informative - in fact, though they are obviously brief and intended mostly to spark discussion, it's pretty stark how "lonely" your sorts of observations are. I mean that the "press", incl. the "conservative" press, hardly even begins to really cover things as they are.

It's always the same make-believe false framework, in which increasingly insane Dem/lib actions are simply stipulated as the norm, and any GOP opposition is caricatured as obstructionism, etc. In the "conservative" press there is usually little more than some shallow personality-centric drama about leadership vs. insurgents.

Actual principles, budgetary implications, concrete or nearly concrete consequences? Nada.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 01, 2015 12:58 PM (afQnV)

248 Man, The Five has officially jumped the shark.

Perino and Gutfeld both on their high horses against religious freedom (see Hot Gas)

I stopped watching The Five about a month ago as they started heading leftward.

Gutfeld used to be my hero. But, since leaving Red Eye he seems to have decided to be a "serious" commentator now. He's just turned into a surly scold and a freakin' RINO.

Ugh.

Posted by: Citizen X at April 01, 2015 12:59 PM (7ObY1)

249
If you want me to make you are target, you'll be sorry.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 01, 2015 12:36 PM (TOk1P)

Fuck off.

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 01, 2015 12:59 PM (iQIUe)

250 That RINO SOB Kirk going to be looking for a job next year. Not going to get my vote.

Posted by: Daninmichigan at April 01, 2015 12:59 PM (2yD4G)

251 I genuinely think the average low info voter looks at this and thinks "I guess the GOP was trying to pull a fast one and legalize gay discrimination. Even the people that signed the bill into law are now saying so."


They do now that they see all the manufactured, artificial outrage coming at them from the MFM.
Hell, this crap's even on ESPN. It's hard to ignore.


They are LIV's precisely because they lack the ability to question what they are told.

They are literally sheeple. And sadly, they appear to enjoy being controlled by people who secretly hate them.

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at April 01, 2015 12:59 PM (0HooB)

252 I'm not playing interdimensional chess. I'm sick and tired of being lied to. It makes me feel like I've been conned. I'm not going to vote RINO any more.

All I'm asking is that you judge Boehner, McConnell and the other Rethugs by the fruits of their labors, like we judge Obama, Reid and Pelosi.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at April 01, 2015 01:01 PM (XUKZU)

253 @235

Not an acceptable answer.

We each have vacation and personal time off that could be used during organized counter protests.

Sure the progressives use their institutionalized muscle, teachers, students, union goons, the indolent but we could build just as effective an army.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 01, 2015 01:02 PM (vDp2x)

254 233
McAdams, your comment (I think) refers to the widely-discussed "missing" Romney voters in 2012.



Just curious if you or anyone else here has done the homework my
lazy alienated a** has not done, and looked up the data from that
massive exit-poll done every presidential cycle, which actually would be
the closest thing to an answer as to why Romney lost?





Posted by: rhomboid

It was mainly do to low Republican turnout.

Romney won the independent vote and lost the election. Bush lost the independent vote and won the election in 2004.

Had the same number of Republicans simply showed up in 2012 as did in 2004, Romney would have easily won. Obama's turnout was down dramatically from 2008.

I actually think the Mormon thing creeped up but you're never going to se it in polling, the Evangelical vote was really down. I was amazed how many Republican voters I knew said that the Mormon thing was a big issue for them, with some not voting for him because of it. It doesn't take very much of this to swing an election.

Here's an interesting article about missing Evangelical voters

http://tinyurl.com/mcgd8lq


Posted by: McAdams at April 01, 2015 01:02 PM (Bk6tm)

255 I HATE liberturdians. I seriously hate them

If all you scumbag liberturdians spent half as much time bad-mouthing the scum of the earth -- dimocraps, maybe we wouldn't have to bend dimocrap filth over and kiss their fucking asses every time we tried to get legislation through.

But, nope.... All you numbskull liberturdian bitches got is -- Bitching...

Here's the scoreboard --

Republlicans -- 18 Presidencies.

dimocraps -- (even though they were around 20 years before us) 14 Presidencies.

liberturdian douchebags: Zero (0) Presidencies

And we should listen to you douche-nozzles..... Why, exactly?

Go away or shut the fuck up, liberturdians. Preferably both.

Yeah, I am a very profane kinda guy. Deal with it

Posted by: Uncle Rick at April 01, 2015 01:02 PM (ZbB1q)

256 You really want to go there cupcake? Bring it on.


You leaked plot points on the thread that got disappeared earlier. I don't know if they came back. So quit lying.

If you want me to make you are target, you'll be sorry.


Posted by: BurtTC at April 01, 2015 12:36 PM (TOk1P)


The world is going to Hell in a handbasket, and you're whinging about some guy that revealed plot point s for a TV show you had not yet watched? Really?

Free your mind, dude. Kill your TV.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 01, 2015 01:03 PM (eenKj)

257 I love reading the spiteful, hate-filled comments from otherwise rational commenters regarding something as petty as a tv show while around them, the nation smolders.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at April 01, 2015 01:05 PM (fwARV)

258 I/T

Yesterday a moron-probably Allen G-made such a good point that I think it should be sent to every conservative talk show host. The point was that the RFRA bill shows us that sadly the Bill of Rights could never be added to our Constitution today. It makes an Article 5 convention very scary.

Posted by: Chilling the most at April 01, 2015 01:05 PM (zW5rQ)

259 246
I know we all hate Romney but I don't think he'd be giving Iran nukes. So I don't get this "nothing would be different" whinge.
***
Romney was never going to beat Obama. Its why the GOPe and the Democrats selected him.


Posted by: 18-1

Who did you support in the primary that would have beaten Obama, I'd love his name.

I get this alternate history where we had all sorts of other, better choices when the reality was Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich.

Posted by: McAdams at April 01, 2015 01:06 PM (Bk6tm)

260 I get the feeling that Kirk is going to get a shock when he discovers that the conservatives in Illinois are not enthused at the prospect of voting for his squishy ass and Dick Durbin proceeds to campaign for his opponent after Kirk played nice with him and didn't campaign for Durbins.

Posted by: Buzzion at April 01, 2015 01:08 PM (z/Ubi)

261 I get this alternate history where we had all sorts of other, better
choices when the reality was Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich.
***
Either of whom would likely be president today had they won the R primary...

Posted by: 18-1 at April 01, 2015 01:08 PM (78TbK)

262 OT: And they made it home.

http://tinyurl.com/m7d6f2l

Battle damaged B-17s.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at April 01, 2015 01:10 PM (XUKZU)

263 Posted by: Uncle Rick at April 01, 2015 01:02 PM

Gee I can't wait to discuss politics with this guy :^)

Posted by: kartoffel at April 01, 2015 01:10 PM (uEmgg)

264 I get this alternate history where we had all sorts of other, better

choices when the reality was Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich.
***
Either of whom would likely be president today had they won the R primary...


Posted by: 18-1

Oh wow, you're one of those.

Santorum lost his last election in his home state by around 20 points and wanted to make his campaign about married people using birth control.

Newt was far and away the most open borders Republican, further to the Left than even Jeb Bush. Remember his idea to just let immigrant communities decide who gets to stay? It was similar to his idea of putting mirrors on the moon to have 24/7 daylight to fight crime. Crazy.

Posted by: McAdams at April 01, 2015 01:14 PM (Bk6tm)

265 Look up "GOP turnout: myths and reality" published at Hit Air Nov 23rd 2012 to debunk the low turnout myth.

Can't link on the phone, sorry.

Evangelical vote thing is a myth as well.

Romney/Ryan did not deliver on the things of most importance to voters and their GOTV strategy sucked in key states.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at April 01, 2015 01:20 PM (KZBSl)

266 graft, corruption, and treason trials are bipartisan too

Posted by: Grad School Fool at April 01, 2015 01:27 PM (A9KzJ)

267
Santorum lost his last election in his home state by around 20 points
Posted by: McAdams




How much did Romney lose his home states of Massachusetts and California by in 2012?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 01, 2015 01:34 PM (kdS6q)

268 Prediction for 2016:

Senate goes back to democrat control (as if it isn't now).
The HOR goes democrat or so slim a margin as to be democrat (as if it isn't now).
We get another democrat president, probably the former Maryland governor.

Why?
All because the republicans were given control to stop Obama and the fascism he supports and only helped him and his religion. The donks don't need to do a thing, just let the GOPe shit on its base every other day.

GOPe, you arrogant assholes, you just killed the country.

Posted by: Jukin, Former Republican at April 01, 2015 02:07 PM (WGm5T)

269 I remember when Pat Toomey was president of the Club for Growth.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at April 01, 2015 02:11 PM (nFdGS)

270 "I remember when Pat Toomey was president of the Club for Growth."

Apparently he's now stumping for president of Club for Government Growth. He's still CFG's poster child top-of-the-page endorsement checking their webpage a moment ago.

I distrust "comprehensive" PAC's like this where they cover so many issues and issue vague percentage ratings that a guy like Toomey can play around the margins like this vote indicates.



Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at April 01, 2015 02:50 PM (QKIQb)

271 No, this is NOT how it was supposed to work out! We voted for the Repubes because we wanted them to stop the radical lefty agenda that has been rammed down the throats of Americans against their will. But this is not what is happening. The Republican party is in full surrender mode. Pelosi still controls the house, and McConnell could really care less.

How anyone could ever vote Republican AGAIN after all of this is beyond me. I will not, and I refuse to hold my nose again. I will never, ever vote Republican again. Not only have they lied to us, but they have actually called those of us who voted for them the most horrible names.

The country is already done, and the Republican party, which was placed in power in Congress in order to help get the country back on track, has been complicit in the country's destruction. Honestly, if the Dems controlled Congress right now, what would they be doing differently? Nothing. So, why bother voting for a Republican ever again since they are just as bad as the Democrats? Why?

Posted by: Mistress Overdone at April 01, 2015 10:49 PM (2/oBD)

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