JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WILL, GET THIS, NOT SEEK CONTEMPT CHARGES AGAINST LOIS LERNER


The masks are all off now.

The DoJ won't press contempt charges against her for her busted attempt to plead the fifth (Here Is a Statement of Alleged Facts I Want to Introduce Into the Record/Having Done That, I Now Say I Don't Want to Speak for the Record).

Supposedly the DoJ is still considering bringing some sort of charges against her over the Tea Party Targeting.

Sure. I'm sure Eric Holder and Barack Obama want to get right to the bottom of the conspiracy they were participants in.

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Posted by: JohannDolph@AskQuality at April 01, 2015 03:42 PM (g1MTt)

2 Segundo

Posted by: the littl shyning man at April 01, 2015 03:43 PM (U6f54)

3 Because of course they won't.

Posted by: physics geek at April 01, 2015 03:43 PM (MT22W)

4 Perjury is a much bigger offense anyway, so they will probably pursue that.


APRIL FOOLS

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at April 01, 2015 03:43 PM (z+4T3)

5 Here's my shocked face.
http://is.gd/GoTCOV

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at April 01, 2015 03:44 PM (/kI1Q)

6 They have deleted the masks from their hard drives.

Posted by: zombie at April 01, 2015 03:44 PM (K4YiS)

7

David Burge @iowahawkblog 2m 2 minutes ago

Print out & staple to your blank tax return.
http://politi.co/1NBYuKq



David links to the politico piece:
DOJ: No contempt charges for former IRS official Lois Lerner


heh.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 01, 2015 03:45 PM (IXrOn)

8
obama's Justice Department..

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. at April 01, 2015 03:45 PM (Yidyr)

9 The masks were off in 2009.

Posted by: JEM at April 01, 2015 03:45 PM (o+SC1)

10 Soon.

Posted by: Texas at April 01, 2015 03:45 PM (MYCIw)

11 I'm shocked,shocked!

Posted by: steevy at April 01, 2015 03:45 PM (KETbL)

12 as I said last night on the twittes, the left is going to be looking for a new law to gaslight USA with everyweek for the next 2 years to cover up obscene incompetence and lawlessness.

Well, shit, they can rule 12 a new nobody everyday of the week as need be because no one is going to defend anyone in America anymore.

50 million new zero info voters has ways of changing a country.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at April 01, 2015 03:45 PM (th6S/)

13 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at April 01, 2015 03:45 PM (kff5f)

14 If she was not in contempt, then does she get her job back?

Posted by: m at April 01, 2015 03:45 PM (WIUGG)

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

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at April 01, 2015 03:46 PM (kff5f)

16 1st having been accomplished...

The masks are not only off, they have powdered their noses, made up their eyes and lips and whitened their teeth to enhance their sneering grin as they say to the country with both arms extended and flipping the bird:

"Fuck you. Whatcha gonna do about it? Fuck you."

Posted by: JohannDolph@AskQuality at April 01, 2015 03:46 PM (g1MTt)

17 Every single part of the Obama administration is corrupt. It's time we stopped pretending that what is happening is the fault of Republican politicians weak as they may be.

We are up against a tyrannical, corrupt government that will not be bound by the rule of law.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 01, 2015 03:46 PM (g1DWB)

18 Does anyone here know the number of a good arborist?

Posted by: Thomas Jefferson at April 01, 2015 03:46 PM (kFxpe)

19 Hey, y'know what would be great?

If we held a nationwide election, and if the Republicans won a landslide victory partly because of public outrage over the IRS abuses! Then the administration would be cowed, and the GOP would be emboldened, and everything would start going our way!

Oh wait.

Posted by: zombie at April 01, 2015 03:46 PM (K4YiS)

20

The masks melted off a long time ago.

See Icarus.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 01, 2015 03:46 PM (IXrOn)

21 Nothing to see here, wingnuts.

Posted by: Eric Holder at April 01, 2015 03:46 PM (8ZskC)

22 The mask of ?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 01, 2015 03:46 PM (WSjHU)

23 Meanwhile the phony charges against Rick Perry continue.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at April 01, 2015 03:47 PM (XUKZU)

24
All of us down at the Brattleboro Women's Reproductive Health Choice Clinic that Bush probably had something to do with this and then Blamed it on our Presdent of Color.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at April 01, 2015 03:47 PM (Sd++4)

25 That Benedict Option is sounding better and better.

Posted by: Citizen X at April 01, 2015 03:47 PM (7ObY1)

26 It would be news if they DID press charges.

The fact that they didn't is... well, what do you expect? DC takes care of it's own, baby.

Posted by: mynewhandle at April 01, 2015 03:47 PM (AkOaV)

27 Don't worry. As soon as we get a R president the new AG will go after all these corrupt scum suckers.

What day is it again?

Posted by: going through the motions at April 01, 2015 03:47 PM (Cel0r)

28 That Benedict Option is sounding better and better.


Still gotta pay taxes.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at April 01, 2015 03:47 PM (/kI1Q)

29 "He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance."

~Some Document Thomas Jefferson Wrote

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at April 01, 2015 03:48 PM (kff5f)

30 The masks are not only off, they have powdered their noses, made up their eyes and lips and whitened their teeth to enhance their sneering grin as they say to the country with both arms extended and flipping the bird:

"Fuck you. Whatcha gonna do about it? Fuck you."

-See, e.g., Reid, Harry

Posted by: The Great White Snark at April 01, 2015 03:48 PM (XUKZU)

31 Almost as predictable as gravity.

Posted by: Penfold at April 01, 2015 03:48 PM (Fbt5B)

32 In a supermassive black hole, the event horizon is so gentle you don't know when you've crossed it.

Then you realize you have.

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at April 01, 2015 03:48 PM (SCcgT)

33 Well, it was just a "false controversy" amirite?

Y'all think I wouldn't have pardoned her?

Posted by: Barack the Magnificent at April 01, 2015 03:48 PM (TLTHv)

34 As for Lerner, what can you do?
We can't even get teh GOP to vote down Lynch who says she won't enforce laws, let alone bargain for a special prosecutor.


fuck, wait. isn't this shit why people want special prosecutors?

Perhaps, GOP could use some sort of arguing/coercion to get one?

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at April 01, 2015 03:48 PM (th6S/)

35 As for Lerner, what can you do?
We can't even get teh GOP to vote down Lynch who says she won't enforce laws, let alone bargain for a special prosecutor.


fuck, wait. isn't this shit why people want special prosecutors?

Perhaps, GOP could use some sort of arguing/coercion to get one?

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at April 01, 2015 03:48 PM (th6S/)

36 The masks were off when they refused to prosecute Black Panthers 8 ya.

Posted by: JD at April 01, 2015 03:48 PM (uingK)

37 >>The fact that they didn't is... well, what do you expect? DC takes care of it's own, baby.

Tell it to Scooter Libby.

It's not DC or at least not mostly DC, its liberals.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 01, 2015 03:48 PM (g1DWB)

38 Lerner and other IRS officials, however, are still under investigation by the FBI for the tea party targeting matter -- which is a separate probe entirely.

So we still have that disappointment to look forward to.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 01, 2015 03:48 PM (JtwS4)

39 Posted by: m at April 01, 2015 03:45 PM (WIUGG)

Eh, why? She's getting paid out on a full pension right now, why would she want to go back to work?

Posted by: mynewhandle at April 01, 2015 03:48 PM (AkOaV)

40 Even if they did, she'd just get pardoned after a few months.

Posted by: Bigby's Expressive Wrists at April 01, 2015 03:48 PM (3ZtZW)

41 Guilty as sin, free as a bird!

Posted by: Lois Lerner Ayers at April 01, 2015 03:48 PM (DC3uV)

42 20

The masks melted off a long time ago.

See Icarus.


I'd prefer "Raiders of the Lost Ark" melting.

Posted by: wooga at April 01, 2015 03:48 PM (AO98W)

43 I'm convinced their strategy is to force Israel to war so they can declare them an enemy of peace and destroy them, and to provoke domestic violence in order to do the same thing here.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at April 01, 2015 03:48 PM (MMC8r)

44 31 nice timing.

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at April 01, 2015 03:49 PM (SCcgT)

45 Fire and salt, some effort required

Posted by: Benjamin Franklin at April 01, 2015 03:49 PM (kFxpe)

46 I'm sure Eric Holder and Barack Obama want to get right to the bottom of the conspiracy they were participants in.

Posted by: Ace


Ace, I'm ashamed of you. "Participants in"??? Puh-leeze. It's not like Lois Lerner was the ringleader, and Obama and Holder participated in her crime.

THEY ORDERED HER TO DO IT.

Obama committed treason by ordering Lerner to use the govt to punish his political enemies, and by ordering Holder not to pursue her. Period.

Let's stop pussyfooting around here.

Posted by: zombie at April 01, 2015 03:49 PM (K4YiS)

47 Posted by: JackStraw at April 01, 2015 03:48 PM (g1DWB)

Well, I mean...

we need a short hand to describe the entire DC apparatus minus conservatives / conservativish people (which is a small group relative to the size of the DC establishment / apparatus / whatever).

Posted by: mynewhandle at April 01, 2015 03:49 PM (AkOaV)

48 Posted by: zombie at April 01, 2015 03:46 PM (K4YiS)

Okay, who's got the razor blades? Because that was F'n depressing.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at April 01, 2015 03:49 PM (kff5f)

49 Liberty, washing, plasma

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 01, 2015 03:49 PM (WSjHU)

50 "The DoJ won't press contempt charges against her for her busted attempt to plead the fifth (Here Is a Statement of Alleged Facts I Want to Introduce Into the Record/Having Done That, I Now Say I Don't Want to Speak for the Record)."

Of course they won't. Entirely expected. Depressing but not a disappointment.

Now, the genuine disappointment was that the House Republican leadership proved so invertebrate as to let Lerner pull this crap without immediately having her arrested by the House Sergeant at Arms.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 01, 2015 03:50 PM (noWW6)

51 Well, I think we all her an apology then.

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at April 01, 2015 03:50 PM (TPjwz)

52 Posted by: zombie at April 01, 2015 03:49 PM (K4YiS)

Oh, I doubt anyone had to order her to do anything.

This is what our bureaucrat class does. this is their mission in life. They happen to have fellow travelers in the WH right now, but its not like they're going to act any differently if there was an R in the WH.

Posted by: mynewhandle at April 01, 2015 03:50 PM (AkOaV)

53 oops

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at April 01, 2015 03:50 PM (TPjwz)

54 Here's the question:

Is it "masks off" and now they're just being arrogant assholes who expect to rule in perpetuity

OR

Is it a mad scramble to get sh!t done before losing it all in the next General election?

Posted by: Bigby's Expressive Wrists at April 01, 2015 03:50 PM (3ZtZW)

55 Can we ramp up production now????

Posted by: Torch and Pitchfork Industry Association at April 01, 2015 03:50 PM (kFxpe)

56 Okay, who's got the razor blades? Because that was F'n depressing.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at April 01, 2015 03:49 PM (kff5f)


I'm rusting them before use.

Posted by: physics geek at April 01, 2015 03:50 PM (MT22W)

57

They just wanted to pick a day *whistling past the failed Iran talks* to distract from more failure.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 01, 2015 03:51 PM (IXrOn)

58
I'm going to tell the story of "The King Unwilling" again.

People in "Salem Village" Massachusetts petitioned the crown for township. Their charter was returned to them unsigned, with this message written on it: "The King Unwilling."

Eventually the people went ahead with incorporation and made their motto "The King Unwilling" which to this day is still on the town of Danvers, MA's official seal.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 01, 2015 03:51 PM (Yidyr)

59 Soooooooo.....
109,579th look at impeachment?

Posted by: Navycopjoe says death to 3 bean casserole at April 01, 2015 03:51 PM (40WkV)

60 >>I'm convinced their strategy is to force Israel to war so they can
declare them an enemy of peace and destroy them, and to provoke domestic
violence in order to do the same thing here.

Sounds about right

Posted by: Lizzy at April 01, 2015 03:51 PM (TLTHv)

61 Posted by: torquewrench at April 01, 2015 03:50 PM (noWW6)

Yeah. The house has a jail.

they haven't used it in a while, but... why not? It would give me great joy to see them drag lerner to the house jail cell and lock her up until a judge ordered her released (I'm sure that would be arranged quickly.)

Posted by: mynewhandle at April 01, 2015 03:51 PM (AkOaV)

62 I've said it before and I will say it again.

"The founding fathers would have been shooting by now".

Lock and load!

Posted by: The Walking Dude at April 01, 2015 03:51 PM (8cQFN)

63 It's so strange, I was sure that once the gop capitulated on illegal executive amnesty, that the donks and their various organized crime wings would get back in the fold and become good citizens.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at April 01, 2015 03:52 PM (th6S/)

64 Sadly, I don't think we're even close to Peak Bulworth yet.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 01, 2015 03:52 PM (TLTHv)

65 " Okay, who's got the razor blades? Because that was F'n depressing. "

I do. My husband just switched to safety razors and we bought a huge box of them on Amazon for like $20.

Posted by: Lauren at April 01, 2015 03:52 PM (MYCIw)

66 I'm sure there is some kind of misunderstanding. Saying they won't bring contempt charges would be like the Republicans saying they'd never seek to impeach Obama under any circumstances.

We all know that would never happen.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at April 01, 2015 03:52 PM (BZAd3)

67 You can't see, but, I'm wearing my shocked face right now.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 01, 2015 03:52 PM (LA7Cm)

68 Obama is a lawless dictator.

Anyone surprised by this?

Posted by: The Unsurprised Hat at April 01, 2015 03:52 PM (0Ew3K)

69 >>we need a short hand to describe the entire DC apparatus minus conservatives / conservativish people (which is a small group relative to the size of the DC establishment / apparatus / whatever).

Liberals. That's the long and shorthand.

Team right may be weak and disappointing but the left has gone full rogue. Look at Hillary! and her emails. If a Republican squish of the worst order did that he would crucified but Hillary gets a pass from the msm.

Our guys may be weak but some of them still seem to believe in the law. Liberals have no such boundaries.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 01, 2015 03:53 PM (g1DWB)

70
LEGALIZE HEMP NOW!!!!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 01, 2015 03:54 PM (SpnVI)

71 Well?

Posted by: Patrick Henry at April 01, 2015 03:54 PM (SCcgT)

72
This will probably get me in some trouble but:
"When all Israel saw that theking had not listened to them, the people answered him:
'What portion do we have in David?
We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse
Israel, return to your tents;
David, now look after your own house!'
So Israel went to their tents."
1 Kings 12:16
We are getting to the stage where something like this is coming, when the government will collapse under its own tyranny while demanding more, and people will say: "Screw you, no, and you can't make me anymore".

Posted by: lurkingestlurker - Giant Monastic Plush Porcupine at April 01, 2015 03:54 PM (k8xvx)

73 Not all of them, I think Hillary is still wearing her Keiko mask, though it's hard to tell for sure.

Posted by: wth at April 01, 2015 03:54 PM (wAQA5)

74 Laws are for the riff-raff.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 01, 2015 03:54 PM (LA7Cm)

75 "Obama committed treason by ordering Lerner to use the govt to punish his political enemies, and by ordering Holder not to pursue her. Period."

It has been pointed out previously that one of the articles of impeachment against Richard Nixon, written up by House Democrats in 1974, the article which alleges Nixon's attempted weaponization of the IRS, could be dusted off and cleaned up and slightly edited and filed against Barack Obama today.

Today.

That's not happening because the House Democrats of 1974 were tough assertive street fighters, and the House Republicans of 2015 are cringing passive betas worried about getting their best shirt torn and dirty.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 01, 2015 03:54 PM (noWW6)

76 Hey the head of the IRS basically told congress and specifically Ted Cruz to go sod off you can't touch the IRS the other day.

And you know what he's right, who is or can do anything about any of this?

And I fully expect within the next 2 years that churches and priests will be forced to preform "gay marriages"

Book it!

Posted by: Kreplach at April 01, 2015 03:54 PM (vDp2x)

77 I didn't want to see her convicted under this administration only to see the JEF pardon her on his way out the door.....what is the statute of limitations on civil rights violations?

Posted by: the Butcher at April 01, 2015 03:55 PM (fUjxW)

78 Surprised? No.

Disappointed? Yes.

I expect the next administration (be it D or R) will build upon the processes used by this administration. In other words, a lawless dictatorship. Bring on the burning times.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at April 01, 2015 03:55 PM (UhRGU)

79

David Burge @iowahawkblog 49s 50 seconds ago

Fire them all, bulldoze their headquarters, salt the earth of the ruins. #IRS

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 01, 2015 03:55 PM (IXrOn)

80 Yeah, we all know where to find these mutts even after the curtain's come down.

Funny thing about a Biblical corrupt Administration...
The piper will be paid.

At least Obama will not have to Pardon Lois Lerner with the Junk Dealers and Bank Robbers

It started big time with Johnny Corzine

Posted by: fletch at April 01, 2015 03:55 PM (/WmRg)

81 If we held a nationwide election, and if the Republicans won a landslide victory partly because of public outrage over the IRS abuses! Then the administration would be cowed, and the GOP would be emboldened, and everything would start going our way!

Oh wait.
Posted by: zombie at April 01, 2015 03:46 PM (K4YiS)

-------

"Our" politicians are spineless, butt licking worms. And those are the good ones.

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 01, 2015 03:55 PM (A98Xu)

82 >>Team right may be weak and disappointing but the left has gone full
rogue. Look at Hillary! and her emails. If a Republican squish of the
worst order did that he would crucified but Hillary gets a pass from the
msm

Now that we know she was operating a rogue intelligence agency and potentially rogue (contracted) US forces on foreign soil----seriously, WTF?
You'd think someone might be the least bit curious as to whether she was doing this with or without Obama (with both options bad, but the former totes frightening if true).

Posted by: Lizzy at April 01, 2015 03:55 PM (TLTHv)

83 The masks are off? Again?
This works sort of like those Russian nesting dolls I guess.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at April 01, 2015 03:56 PM (sH832)

84 The masks are all off now.


Luchadores hardest hit

Posted by: Nacho Libre at April 01, 2015 03:56 PM (yn6XZ)

85 "Fire them all, bulldoze their headquarters, salt the earth of the ruins. #IRS"

Hmm, something about that is sounding familiar...

Posted by: Lauren at April 01, 2015 03:57 PM (MYCIw)

86 Didn't the House charge her with criminal contempt? If so Holder has no choice, he must indict her. Of course when everything is off the table they can do anything they want.


She has committed multiple felonies beside the criminal contempt anyway. Including use of her federal position to illegal pursue innocent people, perjury, and several other things they can get from that.


And Holder is no innocent lamb either.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 01, 2015 03:57 PM (wlDny)

87 #Unexpectedly!

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 01, 2015 03:57 PM (yi8ar)

88 Putin, on examining the American political landscape as it currently exists, waxed nostalgic saying, "This reminds me of the days in Soviet Empire, when all branches of government worked together to achieve the same socialist goals. Ahhhhhhh, " he said wistfully.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at April 01, 2015 03:57 PM (BZAd3)

89 I assume we're all preparing the cyanide cocktails for our children and grandchildren right about now.

Certainly there's nothing else we can do.

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at April 01, 2015 03:57 PM (SCcgT)

90 Clown mask on, clown mask off.

And everyone said I was being pessimistic when I said nothing would happen to Lerner.

The Congress has NO power. All of it's legal remedies must take place through the action of the DOJ. If the DOJ refuses, there is no remedy for Congress except for Impeachment.

This is the ONLY legal action that it can take on it's own without material support from the DOJ.

And even THAT could be ignored because who would enforce their ruling? If they impeached Obama, how would they enforce it?

I think that's one reason why they won't do so because they are afraid that if they convict him, he will refuse to leave and then we'll have a REAL Constitutional crisis that has no solution in the case of a criminal DOJ.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 01, 2015 03:57 PM (zRby/)

91 And some people still wonder why re-electing the same squishes over and over and over doesn't work.

Washington DC needs to be shut down.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at April 01, 2015 03:57 PM (UhRGU)

92
Alternate post title for this post and all the posts below and the all the next posts:

This Is What Tyranny Looks Like

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 01, 2015 03:58 PM (Yidyr)

93 C I T I Z E N' S A R R E S T!

Posted by: Barney Fife at April 01, 2015 03:59 PM (iAUf+)

94 Thinking out of the box. What we need to do is to organize the small community of conservative celebrity actors and athletes to take the risk and speak out collectively on issues. Staying politically silent may be the polite thing and smart career move to do as a celebrity but now is not the time. We have crossed the Rubicon and we need to fight fire with fire. Sides need to be chosen.

Posted by: Cruzinator at April 01, 2015 03:59 PM (sIhFA)

95 Like Spot The Dog, this bitch was only doing her master's bidding.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at April 01, 2015 03:59 PM (3rLmo)

96
Bring on the burning times.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at April 01, 2015 03:55 PM (UhRGU)










Word. I have hockey pads and a stainless steel colander face mask ready to go. Not to mention, assless chaps.

The mohawk will need some prep work though.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 01, 2015 03:59 PM (SpnVI)

97 The New Black Panther Party case told me all I needed to know about this bunch. Every left-wing president would have gone after them -- and hard. Because (a) they're small fish and (b) to shore up their law-and-order credentials for the mushy middle and (c) to show the rest of the left that Obama's in charge and there will be no dissent from the party line.

In any other administration, with any other skin tone, this would have been a disaster. Left wing groups would have started to act up and agitate over any number of things, especially "warmongering". The newspapers would be full of tut-tut articles, even from lefties.

But these guys bet, rightly, that Obamism would protect them from most American institutions.

By now, the halo is (literally) off but we are in the situation where so many people are invested in Obamism that they can't let go.

In any other administration, you'd ask "Who is Lois Lerner related to that the administration bends over backwards for her?" Indeed, someone like her would be a scapegoat, easy to shove under the bus and blame for all of the scandal.

But they're rewarding loyalty now. They are in a situation where they just say "turbulent priest" and get a dead priest. That's the kind of behavior they're rewarding.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 01, 2015 03:59 PM (L2xDv)

98 April fools, right?

Posted by: some guy at April 01, 2015 03:59 PM (q177U)

99 Lawless nation. A few more bananas and we can rename the Republic.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at April 01, 2015 04:00 PM (1CroS)

100 GOP shouldve defunded this rogue govt.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at April 01, 2015 04:00 PM (KZBSl)

101 Might be a good time to start staring regularly at kittens and puppies.

Or become one of the losers I hate who simply live off the government.

And say F it a lot.

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 01, 2015 04:00 PM (A98Xu)

102 insight


Mr T 2 @GovtsTheProblem 15 minutes ago

Of course Lois Lerner won't be charged. Because then we might find out who in the Obama Administration told her to do it.
#IRS

You know Lois Lerner wasn't acting on her own because she is not getting charged.
#IRS

Department of Injustice determined laws don't apply to liberal democrat party hacks like Lois Lerner.
#IRS

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 01, 2015 04:00 PM (IXrOn)

103 But Menendez will be indicted. For doing what they all do, as in sell out.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at April 01, 2015 04:00 PM (GzDYP)

104 Update: They are indicting Menendez.

Just saw it on Twitter, beware the date today.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 01, 2015 04:00 PM (L2xDv)

105 And Holder is no innocent lamb either.
Posted by: Vic
------------------

Don't go there buddy.

Posted by: Eric 'The Red' Holder at April 01, 2015 04:00 PM (l1zOH)

106 She must know a lot if they wont throw her under the bus.

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 01, 2015 04:01 PM (iQIUe)

107 Might be a good time to start staring regularly at kittens and puppies.



kittenwar.com

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at April 01, 2015 04:02 PM (/kI1Q)

108 But they're rewarding loyalty now. They are in a situation where they just say "turbulent priest" and get a dead priest. That's the kind of behavior they're rewarding.
----------------

We will reward our friends, and punish our enemies.

Posted by: ValJar at April 01, 2015 04:02 PM (l1zOH)

109 Meanwhile, that brutish, dumpy, boorish lard-bag in a cardboard double-breasted suit who married a latina from yesterday is probably using this as further evidence we need to just die already (Pass the Dutchie).

Remember how PJ Orouke described his kin "Lickspittle slaveys to the maniacal schemes of their blood-lusting Red overlords. They make bicycles out of cement and can be sent to Siberia for listening to the wrong radio station. Their Communist party cuts the dicks off of high school boys to get women athletes, and shoots losing chess champions in the kneecaps. They shine their shoes with shit and spread Shinola on their wheat fields
"

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at April 01, 2015 04:02 PM (th6S/)

110 The stuff she did was like two years ago, dude.

Posted by: Roy at April 01, 2015 04:02 PM (VndSC)

111 This lawlessness is how you get a military coup. I am certain that millions of citizens would now applaud having their own elected officials shot.

Posted by: toby928(C) at April 01, 2015 04:02 PM (evdj2)

112 I'm doing the right thing because?

Oh. Right. God. Mommy. My dad. Looking in the mirror.

Stupid morality.

Posted by: alexthechick - Scariest. Evah. at April 01, 2015 04:03 PM (mf5HN)

113 Now that our painstaking investigation has concluded, we can assure American citizens that their faith in their government has been vindicated. The IRS will continue to act fairly and impartially in applying our nation's income tax laws, as it always has.

Posted by: Eric Holder at April 01, 2015 04:03 PM (8ZskC)

114
So do any of you lawyer or govt types know if a Repub administration could still prosecute in 2017?

*I know this assumes an R that had a backbone and wouldn't say its too divisive to do.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 01, 2015 04:03 PM (ODxAs)

115 "obama's Justice Department.."

That won't fly any longer. How many employees work there? How many more "I was just following orders" mafia enforcers?

Just like congress that sat a usurper. It's not unraveling, it ALREADY has unraveled. People are just ignoring the the unraveled, lawless, banana republic.

Posted by: Birthers were right at April 01, 2015 04:03 PM (4A96C)

116
When a megalomaniacal tyrant tells there's not a smidgeon of corruption in his administration, you had better believe him.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 01, 2015 04:03 PM (Yidyr)

117 toby928(C)

careful...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 01, 2015 04:04 PM (IXrOn)

118 The proper tactic all along should have been to arrest the IT guys who destroyed the hard drive and BlackBerry.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at April 01, 2015 04:04 PM (z+4T3)

119 >>>>OR

Is it a mad scramble to get sh!t done before losing it all in the next General election?
.
.
.
.It's clear the decks of anything that might linger and not beat out the Statute of Limitations before Obama leaves office. Sort of like Nixon being pardoned before he was even charged with a crime.

And if anyone here seriously thought she was going to actually be charged with anything I have some property for sale in NYC cheap.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 01, 2015 04:04 PM (4oSLk)

120 Jeeb. You'd think she was black or something.

Posted by: did I say that out loud? at April 01, 2015 04:04 PM (wAQA5)

121 Jeb would fix all this.

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 01, 2015 04:05 PM (A98Xu)

122 The fact that no charges are filed can be looked at positively. That means there is no problem with double jeopardy for a Republican Attorney General.


How long is the statute of limitations?

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at April 01, 2015 04:05 PM (KDbAT)

123 If only Uncle Obama knew about this.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 01, 2015 04:06 PM (8ZskC)

124 The mask is off? Just wake up? Holder goes to Ferguson immediately, did he go to this?




http://tinyurl.com/nkf2n6t

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 01, 2015 04:06 PM (0FSuD)

125
What a time to get diagnosed with reflux disease.

I need a drink, but can't.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 01, 2015 04:06 PM (St6BJ)

126 Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at April 01, 2015 04:05 PM (KDbAT)

Uh ... won't happen.

Guarantee it.

Posted by: mynewhandle at April 01, 2015 04:06 PM (AkOaV)

127 My friendsh, we have nothing to fear with Barack Obama in the White House.






April Fools.

Posted by: John McLame at April 01, 2015 04:07 PM (DC3uV)

128
Wait until Bergdahl is completely exonerated.

I am still pissed pre-Benghazi about FF and Obama claiming executive privledge for Holder.

You had to know that Lerner wasn't going to face any consequences as she hauled in a big bonus after the fact.

Posted by: Cheri at April 01, 2015 04:07 PM (G+Wff)

129 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 01, 2015 04:06 PM (St6BJ)

...Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue...

Posted by: mynewhandle at April 01, 2015 04:07 PM (AkOaV)

130 Posted by: alexthechick - Scariest. Evah. at April 01, 2015 04:03 PM (mf5HN)

How much longer will submitting to this particular government still be moral?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at April 01, 2015 04:07 PM (kff5f)

131 >>The proper tactic all along should have been to arrest the IT guys who destroyed the hard drive and BlackBerry.

Given that the GOPe hates the tea party nearly as much as Obama, is it any surprise that they only took this investigation far enough to provide some good soundbites for Fox news?

Darn, so close, guys! We'll get 'em next time, as long as you keep sending those checks to the RNC....

Posted by: Lizzy at April 01, 2015 04:07 PM (TLTHv)

132 >>> Might be a good time to start staring regularly at kittens and puppies.


Google Maps has Pac-Man mode today, that should be good for a few minutes of distraction!

Posted by: LizLem at April 01, 2015 04:07 PM (yRwC8)

133 Don't read the comments at the Politico link if you value your sanity. A lot of folks saying "there's no crime here, suck it Repubs hahaha!"


Posted by: Heralder at April 01, 2015 04:07 PM (/Mxso)

134 The fact that no charges are filed can be looked at positively. That means there is no problem with double jeopardy for a Republican Attorney General.


Jeopardy hasn't attached yet. There hasn't been a trial, and if Holder has his way there never will be.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 01, 2015 04:07 PM (8ZskC)

135
Can you imagine if regular honest citizens had the stones and the infrastructure to do what union goons and Sharpton do to their enemies?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 01, 2015 04:07 PM (St6BJ)

136 In a way, I hope Obama pardons them all. Then they cannot take the 5th before the coming Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It's more important that the truth get out than any particular weasel go to jail.

Posted by: toby928(C) at April 01, 2015 04:07 PM (evdj2)

137 Ace, we need a cute animal thread or a movie thread or something, what do you think?

Posted by: Heralder at April 01, 2015 04:07 PM (/Mxso)

138 120 Jeeb
Posted by: did I say that out loud? at April 01, 2015 04:04 PM (wAQA5)

121 Jeb
Posted by: Seems Legit at April 01, 2015 04:05 PM (A98Xu)

weird

Posted by: m at April 01, 2015 04:08 PM (WIUGG)

139
@111
Why should they (or any government official) be shot? Not all of them deserve death, and I don't want to make martyrs of the ones who do.
Let them live with their dishonor, without power or regard, among the common people they've lorded over, and let all mensay of them"They were once kings who trampled their people, and so their peopletrampled their kings"

Posted by: lurkingestlurker - Giant Monastic Plush Porcupine at April 01, 2015 04:08 PM (k8xvx)

140 Who hates the Tea Party more?

a) Obama

b) GOPe

c) Trick Question, it's equally hated by both

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 01, 2015 04:08 PM (0LHZx)

141
These people lie and deceive in multiples of 187.5.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 01, 2015 04:09 PM (ODxAs)

142 Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at April 01, 2015 04:07 PM (kff5f)

Here's the thing, though... and this isn't necessarily directed at you, but in general.

There's NOTHING any of us can do about it. I mean, I know its lethargic to bitch and to talk in code about "non political solutions" or whatever, but the vast majority of our fellow citizens are not at all on the same page as us, and neither are any of our politicians or anyone else.

So I mean, our only real option is to just laugh at the absurdity of it all and sit back, enjoy a beer, and watch it play out.

Posted by: mynewhandle at April 01, 2015 04:09 PM (AkOaV)

143 Somewhat OT: Here's a guy trying the old I'll-be-reasonable-if-you'll-be reasonable approach to dealing with prog ire. Any guesses on how this is going to work out?

http://tinyurl.com/kl96xm8

Posted by: The Great White Snark at April 01, 2015 04:09 PM (XUKZU)

144 This is not the hill to die on.

- Job B.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 01, 2015 04:10 PM (0LHZx)

145 Really, the only thing that works in oppressive regimes are strikes.

Work slow downs, tax strikes, tax reduction strategies, form filing, bring the system down because they aren't going to play fair as long as it suits their purpose.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 01, 2015 04:10 PM (zRby/)

146 5
Here's my shocked face.
http://is.gd/GoTCOV


Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at April 01, 2015 03:44 PM (/kI1Q)

F'ing hilarious. Thanks, I needed that!

Posted by: The Full Monty at April 01, 2015 04:10 PM (TBp4e)

147 #24, spell my name correctly when you impersonate me, you vile Cheeto-smelling neckbearded Reich-wing piece of cisgender chauvinist filth. I hope your Flashlight burns you to death.

The rest of you, you will be ruled. This whole consent of the governed joke was merely until all systems were in place. Your choices and opinions no longer matter.

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein from Brattleboro, VT at April 01, 2015 04:10 PM (ViF0c)

148 oh, so that's cool...over at zero hedge, get this:

ZERO GDP Growth for First Quarter.

We better get these hicks in line for the 1.6%

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at April 01, 2015 04:10 PM (th6S/)

149 Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 01, 2015 04:10 PM (0LHZx)

You had one job or was it JEB?

But you failed.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 01, 2015 04:11 PM (zRby/)

150 Really, the only thing that works in oppressive regimes are strikes.

Work slow downs, tax strikes, tax reduction strategies, form filing, bring the system down because they aren't going to play fair as long as it suits their purpose.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 01, 2015 04:10 PM (zRby/)



It is tax season...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 01, 2015 04:11 PM (IXrOn)

151 Has anyone mentioned that Italian tramp on Drudge is pretty hot?

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 01, 2015 04:11 PM (0FSuD)

152 Obama has been kind enough to avoid my state like the plague his whole presidency, but sadly he will be making an appearance at Hill Air Force Base tomorrow. (My apologies to the workers there.) He's staying in SLC overnight, I assume at the Hotel Utah since it is the swankiest hotel in SLC. Then will dash away right after speech. Is going to talk about the economy, oh goodie!

Posted by: LizLem at April 01, 2015 04:11 PM (yRwC8)

153 Posted by: Heralder at April 01, 2015 04:07 PM (/Mxso)

Right. It's like football teams.

Your home team can do no wrong, and everyone who is a fan of another team is an idiot and borderline traitor.

It's just being part of the in-group. No one at politico actually thinks Lerner or even Hillary! are innocent, but that doesn't matter.

Posted by: mynewhandle at April 01, 2015 04:11 PM (AkOaV)

154 You had one job or was it JEB?

But you failed.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 01, 2015 04:11 PM (zRby/)

____________

It was supposed to be Jon. But Jeb works too.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 01, 2015 04:11 PM (0LHZx)

155 Welcome to the third world.

I'm sure the senate majority leader and the speaker will be out and denouncing this any second....

Posted by: Jukin, Former Republican at April 01, 2015 04:11 PM (WGm5T)

156 weird
Posted by: m at April 01, 2015 04:08 PM (WIUGG)

----

I thought so too.

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 01, 2015 04:11 PM (A98Xu)

157 The rest of you, you will be ruled. This whole
consent of the governed joke was merely until all systems were in place.
Your choices and opinions no longer matter.

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein from Brattleboro, VT at April 01, 2015 04:10 PM (ViF0c)

Sock. That's not our dear Mary's nic

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 01, 2015 04:12 PM (0FSuD)

158 152 Obama has been kind enough to avoid my state like the plague his whole presidency, but sadly he will be making an appearance at Hill Air Force Base tomorrow. (My apologies to the workers there.) He's staying in SLC overnight, I assume at the Hotel Utah since it is the swankiest hotel in SLC. Then will dash away right after speech. Is going to talk about the economy, oh goodie!
Posted by: LizLem at April 01, 2015 04:11 PM (yRwC

__________

Don't tell me......he's pivoting to jobs?

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 01, 2015 04:12 PM (0LHZx)

159 I need a drink, but can't.




IV drip?

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at April 01, 2015 04:12 PM (/kI1Q)

160
I used to think we were heading into a new Civil War but have changed my mind to Pre-Revolution. The powdered wigged elites have declared anyone who believes in the Constitution and Bill of Rights as the enemy that must be silenced and neutralized.

Posted by: Cheri at April 01, 2015 04:12 PM (G+Wff)

161
I need a drink, but can't.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 01, 2015 04:06 PM (St6BJ)

Eyeball?
Snort? (alcohol powder)
Enema?

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 01, 2015 04:12 PM (iQIUe)

162 156 weird
Posted by: m at April 01, 2015 04:08 PM (WIUGG)

----

I thought so too.
Posted by: Seems Legit at April 01, 2015 04:11 PM (A98Xu)

Moron poetry.

Posted by: m at April 01, 2015 04:13 PM (WIUGG)

163 IV drip?

Val-u-rite suppository.

Posted by: toby928(C) at April 01, 2015 04:13 PM (evdj2)

164 April Fools. Right?

Posted by: Thunder B, shapeshifter at April 01, 2015 04:13 PM (8hY9v)

165 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 01, 2015 03:55 PM (IXrOn)

Looks like IowaHawk must still hang out here even if he never comments anymore.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 01, 2015 04:13 PM (GDulk)

166 When you cannot get justice from the Fovernment, then you must go to
Don Corleone.

Posted by: rd at April 01, 2015 04:14 PM (/u1nf)

167 Now, now ... there's SOMETHING you can do ... if you're serious.


Remove household debt. Have a plan to liquidate all investments quickly. Identify and learn skills. Get in shape. Practice outdoors living. Study history. Lay in supplies.


In short ... if you're resigned to a collapse ... start preparing.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 01, 2015 04:14 PM (aNSOb)

168 Posted by: Cheri at April 01, 2015 04:12 PM (G+Wff)

I feel more like we're living in post-revolutionary Russia, in say, 1920, when the reality of it all really started dawning on the peasants, and they said "oh shit, this won't end well."

Posted by: mynewhandle at April 01, 2015 04:14 PM (AkOaV)

169
Use your mucous membranes, Seftong!

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 01, 2015 04:14 PM (iQIUe)

170 Bullshitocracy!

Posted by: Herp McDerp at April 01, 2015 04:14 PM (7QRNd)

171 Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at April 01, 2015 04:12 PM (/kI1Q)

Alcohol directly into a vein?

That would be . . . problematic. (and painful)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 01, 2015 04:14 PM (zRby/)

172 When your reach is short, your blows must be heavy.

Posted by: toby928(C) at April 01, 2015 04:15 PM (evdj2)

173 125
What a time to get diagnosed with reflux disease.

I need a drink, but can't.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 01, 2015 04:06 PM (St6BJ)

Water: cool water, warm water, hot water. And big deep breaths. And put your shoulders down.
Hope it passes.

Posted by: m at April 01, 2015 04:15 PM (WIUGG)

174 Looks like IowaHawk must still hang out here even if he never comments anymore.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 01, 2015 04:13 PM (GDulk)


aye

It's THE site for inspiration.

for the RedEye folks, too.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 01, 2015 04:15 PM (IXrOn)

175 Lawless nation. A few more bananas and we can rename the Republic.



Dole or Chiquita?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2015 04:15 PM (YZizW)

176 DOJ on Lerner: "Romney's not president, is he"
or whatever it was Reid said.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at April 01, 2015 04:15 PM (th6S/)

177
how do you remove html stuff again so you can post symbols past pixy's blockade?

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 01, 2015 04:15 PM (Yidyr)

178 167 Now, now ... there's SOMETHING you can do ... if you're serious.


Remove household debt. Have a plan to liquidate all investments quickly. Identify and learn skills. Get in shape. Practice outdoors living. Study history. Lay in supplies.

.
Posted by: ScoggDog at April 01, 2015 04:14 PM (aNSOb)

__________

If you think the apocalypse is coming, fuck eliminating debt. Take on as much as you can since you'll never have to pay it back. If things get as bad as people say, inflation will make that debt worthless.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 01, 2015 04:15 PM (0LHZx)

179 That would be . . . problematic. (and painful)

I've got a cow-orker who's done it, as part of an experiment about the effects of alcohol on something or other. He said it was fun.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at April 01, 2015 04:15 PM (/kI1Q)

180 The powdered wigged elites have declared anyone who believes in the Constitution and Bill of Rights as the enemy that must be silenced and neutralized.

And declared them "Not American."
Just like members of parliament called the colonists "Not British."

This is untenable. It will end. The only questions are "when" and "how much blood will be shed."

And there is a direct correlation between the amount of time that passes and the amount of blood that will be shed.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at April 01, 2015 04:15 PM (kff5f)

181 http://www.unicodetools.com/unicode/convert-to-html.php

Posted by: toby928(C) at April 01, 2015 04:16 PM (evdj2)

182 Why would they.

Let's be clear about this. In our system of government, the executive is Obama. Everyone else is just an agent of Obama. As was true for all past presidents and all future presidents (though the agents may not quite share the same principles as the principal in this case).

The idea of a independent government agencies is a fantasy.

Posted by: SH at April 01, 2015 04:16 PM (gmeXX)

183 What everyone needs to realize is GAY!!!!!

Posted by: Jukin, Former Republican at April 01, 2015 04:16 PM (WGm5T)

184 Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2015 04:15 PM (YZizW)

I vote for Dole -- easier to pronounce and spell.

Just to simply shit for our LIV friends.

Posted by: mynewhandle at April 01, 2015 04:16 PM (AkOaV)

185
Over at drudge, in the land of swimming pools (CA): No Water For You!

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 01, 2015 04:16 PM (ODxAs)

186
@172
This is AtC's motto (hence the Ravage)
*Runs*

Posted by: lurkingestlurker - Giant Monastic Plush Porcupine at April 01, 2015 04:16 PM (k8xvx)

187 Fucking Romney.

Posted by: toby928(C) at April 01, 2015 04:17 PM (evdj2)

188 Moron poetry.
Posted by: m at April 01, 2015 04:13 PM (WIUGG)

------

heh

So stupid the GOP will understand.

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 01, 2015 04:17 PM (A98Xu)

189 Alcohol directly into a vein?
That would be . . . problematic. (and painful)



No more so than AtC's heroin in the eyeball shooter trick.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2015 04:17 PM (YZizW)

190
��

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 01, 2015 04:17 PM (Yidyr)

191
awww, it no work

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 01, 2015 04:18 PM (Yidyr)

192 Sure. I'm sure Eric Holder and Barack Obama want to get right to the bottom of the conspiracy they were participants in.

Posted by: Ace at 03:42 PM

Top Men.

Or is that cisnormative now?

Posted by: Iblis at April 01, 2015 04:18 PM (9221z)

193 Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 01, 2015 04:15 PM (0LHZx)

I like where your heads at.


Oh, that reminds me... theres whispering again about the fedgov forgiving student loan debt.

After I've spent years faithfully paying my payments every month and now have a pretty insignificant balance left. Fuckin' A, man. I can't win.

Posted by: mynewhandle at April 01, 2015 04:18 PM (AkOaV)

194 Why would Obama bring charges against himself?

Posted by: SH at April 01, 2015 04:18 PM (gmeXX)

195 is this a good time to bring up the whole Article V convention dealio?

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 01, 2015 04:18 PM (7RXcs)

196 Don't tell me......he's pivoting to jobs?
Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 01, 2015 04:12 PM (0LHZx)

Utah dukes it out with Texas and North Dakota for the top spot as the state with the best business environment, low unemployment, and the best place to find and create jobs. I'm guessing he is coming here to steal some of that credit.

Hmmm, now what do those three states all have in common, I wonder...

Posted by: LizLem at April 01, 2015 04:19 PM (yRwC8)

197 148 oh, so that's cool...over at zero hedge, get this:

ZERO GDP Growth for First Quarter.

We better get these hicks in line for the 1.6%
Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at April 01, 2015 04:10 PM (th6S/


Are they going to blame the "super cold" weather for it again this year? And remember these numbers always get revised and usually down. Zero Growth probably means more like -1%

Posted by: Buzzion at April 01, 2015 04:19 PM (z/Ubi)

198 Moo ... I considered that option as well.


My readings into the Great Depression convinced me otherwise. However ... your idea has merit. I'm just going in a different direction.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 01, 2015 04:19 PM (aNSOb)

199
"I met a traveler from an antique land
Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of tone
Stand in the desert. Near them, one the sand,

Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Loom on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away."
-Ozymandias, by Shelley.

Posted by: lurkingestlurker - Giant Monastic Plush Porcupine at April 01, 2015 04:19 PM (k8xvx)

200 *look

Posted by: lurkingestlurker - Giant Monastic Plush Porcupine at April 01, 2015 04:19 PM (k8xvx)

201 Here's my shocked face.
http://is.gd/GoTCOV
-------------------
Some of my favorites, same site:

http://tinyurl.com/kpgok76

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 01, 2015 04:20 PM (l1zOH)

202 185
Over at drudge, in the land of swimming pools (CA): No Water For You!
-----------------------

If Indiana had a sense of humor (yeah, I know, they wouldn't be Indiana)... they would ship tankers of water to California with a label on the side saying "Straight Water".

Posted by: Roy at April 01, 2015 04:20 PM (VndSC)

203 I've got a cow-orker who's done it, as part of an experiment about the effects of alcohol on something or other. He said it was fun.



Powder it. Snort it. 18 yr old single malt right up the nose.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2015 04:20 PM (YZizW)

204 Do you mean the Grand America, Lizlem?

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at April 01, 2015 04:20 PM (KZBSl)

205 So the weak excuse from the House GOP on impeachment is, "There's no point. We can impeach Obama here but there aren't the votes in the Senate to remove him."

But as usual with the House GOP, that's not the point.

When Clinton was impeached, there weren't the votes in the Senate to remove him either, and there was no realistic possibility of switching enough votes to do so.

What happened was that the House set forth a clear case that the President was guilty of criminal abuses and should be removed. The House impeachment managers clearly made that case before the public, and put it on the permanent record.

That President wasn't removed by the Senate -- as was entirely predictable -- but despite that tawdry "triumph" over his adversaries, consider what happened to that President's party in the very next Presidential election.

When that President's VP went on to lose the election in a squeaker. As the guy who won the election later said, it was amazing, because as the challenger, he had been "running against peace and prosperity".

Some of that subsequent loss was due almost certainly to a lingering sense of unease and disquiet among voters. Recalling how an obviously guilty President had been given a casual pass on his criminal misconduct by members of his own party.

So impeachments do matter and they are consequential even if they do not (and can not) plausibly result in removal from office.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 01, 2015 04:20 PM (noWW6)

206 anyone want to start one of those White House petitions demanding that Lerner be indicted?

Posted by: mallfly at April 01, 2015 04:20 PM (qSIlh)

207 173 Water: cool water, warm water, hot water. And big deep breaths. And put your shoulders down.
Hope it passes.
Posted by: m at April 01, 2015 04:15 PM (WIUGG)


I may be prematurely self-diagnosing. Have been somewhat asthmatic and am going to a pulmonologist to see what the deal is. I'd rather my lungs be screwed up than not be able to eat what I love.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 01, 2015 04:20 PM (St6BJ)

208 Moo ... I considered that option as well.


My readings into the Great Depression convinced me otherwise. However ... your idea has merit. I'm just going in a different direction.

----

Sounds good, but the history of debtors fairing well in catastrophes is not good.

Posted by: SH at April 01, 2015 04:20 PM (gmeXX)

209 Are they going to blame the "super cold" weather for it again this year? And remember these numbers always get revised and usually down. Zero Growth probably means more like -1%
***
zero information voters wondering why their kids are living in the basement after college.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at April 01, 2015 04:21 PM (th6S/)

210
When your reach is short, your blows must be heavy.

Posted by: toby928(C) at April 01, 2015 04:15 PM (evdj2)








When the sun is setting, small men cast long shadows.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 01, 2015 04:21 PM (SpnVI)

211 169
Use your mucous membranes, Seftong!
Posted by: Bruce J. at April 01, 2015 04:14 PM (iQIUe)


Seftong. That's my Chinaman uncle.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 01, 2015 04:21 PM (St6BJ)

212 And on our side of the ledger:

We have a drunk who relies on Democrats to get shit bills passed and has assfucked the Hastert rule to oblivion and a turtle who can't speak a sentence and refuses to change the filibuster whilst Obama is burning the Constitution, let alone simply hold up the nomination of a woman Holder.


Welcome to the fucking party pal.

Posted by: prescient11 at April 01, 2015 04:21 PM (04daj)

213 You can't tell but I'm smiling a big toothy grin right now.

Posted by: Jimmy Carter at April 01, 2015 04:22 PM (WGm5T)

214 Oh, that reminds me... theres whispering again about the fedgov forgiving student loan debt.



After I've spent years faithfully paying my payments every month and
now have a pretty insignificant balance left. Fuckin' A, man. I can't
win.

Posted by: mynewhandle at April 01, 2015 04:18 PM (AkOaV)


How exactly do they propose to actually PAY for the debt incurred?How do they expect anyone to pay back any debt they owe when they will now know to just wait for the taxpayers to foot the bill?What about people like you and me who have paid on time for years?Yeah, this is bullshit.


Posted by: Heralder at April 01, 2015 04:22 PM (/Mxso)

215 Posted by: lurkingestlurker - Giant Monastic Plush Porcupine at April 01, 2015 04:19 PM (k8xvx)

Good thing you weren't the engraver.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 01, 2015 04:22 PM (zRby/)

216 Posted by: mallfly at April 01, 2015 04:20 PM (qSIlh)

Nah, why not bypass the whole thing and just make it easier for the IRS to find you -- just send them an email saying "I vote Republican, can I please be audited?"

Posted by: mynewhandle at April 01, 2015 04:22 PM (AkOaV)

217 If Indiana had a sense of humor (yeah, I know, they wouldn't be Indiana)... they would ship tankers of water to California with a label on the side saying "Straight Water".


"Free States Jesusland Water"

Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2015 04:22 PM (YZizW)

218 143 Somewhat OT: Here's a guy trying the old I'll-be-reasonable-if-you'll-be reasonable approach to dealing with prog ire. Any guesses on how this is going to work out?

http://tinyurl.com/kl96xm8
Posted by: The Great White Snark at April 01, 2015 04:09 PM (XUKZU)


It is fast approaching the point where the time for talk is over. Actually we are way past that point.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 01, 2015 04:22 PM (St6BJ)

219 More Kabuki theater.

The GOPe won't do anything that upsets the usurper.

Lerner and the Usurper worked together.

Impeachment is off the table because the congress (Democrats and Republicans - the uniparty) installed an enemy combatant as president. They are guilty of treason.

Posted by: Birthers were right at April 01, 2015 04:22 PM (4A96C)

220

brilliant


Mr T 2 @GovtsTheProblem

Breaking: Someone told me that @SenatorReid may have told Lois Lerner to target Americans with the #IRS.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 01, 2015 04:22 PM (IXrOn)

221 It's not like Lerner refused to bake a cake for Adam and Steve.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at April 01, 2015 04:23 PM (MMC8r)

222 The month of April has started off like this:

http://tinyurl.com/ptdu9lr

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 01, 2015 04:23 PM (A98Xu)

223 "ZERO GDP Growth for First Quarter."

Always remember that from Q1 2014 onwards and inclusive, you need to subtract roughly 2% from the official GDP figures to get the real number.

Because the Obama administration rejuggled the computations at the end of 2013 to artificially make their anemic economic performance look better.

The corollary here is that any GDP growth figure under the new system that clocks in under 2% by a measurable margin would have been reported under the old system as in recessionary territory.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 01, 2015 04:23 PM (noWW6)

224 OT: might be of interest.

Guy made a speed loader for the AR-15. Looks brilliant.

https://youtu.be/vf76iM1E3fk

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 01, 2015 04:24 PM (JtwS4)

225 That was my take SH. Plus, I can easily envision banks becoming another Enforcement Arm of the Fed. Hence, my keen interest in ending our relationship (soon).

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 01, 2015 04:24 PM (aNSOb)

226 There's video over at hotair of a guy trying to rob a store with an ax. A clerk attacks him and it is a struggle since it takes a while to get the ax. When he is subdued some what, a woman comes up with a bat and starts hitting him. The other clerks say no but she continues to get her whacks in.
Dont know how to link it.

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 01, 2015 04:24 PM (iQIUe)

227 "ZERO GDP Growth for First Quarter."


Ted Cruz is such a bastard.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at April 01, 2015 04:24 PM (MMC8r)

228 how do you remove html stuff again so you can post symbols past pixy's blockade?

Posted by: Soothsayer
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Paste at ( http://tinyurl.com/25h7ueh ) , click 'Convert', then copy from *lower* (converted) window, paste here.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 01, 2015 04:24 PM (l1zOH)

229 Posted by: Heralder at April 01, 2015 04:22 PM (/Mxso)

Pay for what?

You seem to be under the impression that anything our government does is "paid for"... it's called borrowing a jokingly unpayable amount of money, having the federal reserve monetize said debt and keep interest rates at zero, and creatively printing anything else they may need.

It's all fake fiat zeros at this point.

Posted by: mynewhandle at April 01, 2015 04:24 PM (AkOaV)

230 First cakes, now pizzas. Why is Indiana trying to starve all thegheys?

Posted by: wth at April 01, 2015 04:24 PM (wAQA5)

231 When the sun is setting, small men cast long shadows.



When the chair is against the wall, Snoopy will love his doghouse. Over.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2015 04:25 PM (YZizW)

232 "ZERO GDP Growth for First Quarter."

Oh. Well that's good.

I'd hate to think the GDP was growing.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at April 01, 2015 04:25 PM (kff5f)

233 It sure was nice of Machen to take care of this on his last day on the job, and not leave it for his successor.

Posted by: George Tirebiter at April 01, 2015 04:25 PM (91kn2)

234 Oh, that reminds me... theres whispering again about the fedgov forgiving student loan debt.

After I've spent years faithfully paying my payments every month and now have a pretty insignificant balance left. Fuckin' A, man. I can't win.
Posted by: mynewhandle at April 01, 2015 04:18 PM (AkOaV)

__________

Just like the housing bailouts. Those who play by the rules get fucked, those who break the rules get rewarded.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 01, 2015 04:25 PM (0LHZx)

235 220

brilliant


Mr T 2 @GovtsTheProblem

Breaking: Someone told me that @SenatorReid may have told Lois Lerner to target Americans with the #IRS.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 01, 2015 04:22 PM (IXrOn)



Is that really new? I thought it was well documented that there were several dem senators calling for investigations into tea party groups and not long after Lerner set out for it.

Posted by: Buzzion at April 01, 2015 04:25 PM (z/Ubi)

236
@215

Haha! Yeah, pretty much.

Posted by: lurkingestlurker - Giant Monastic Plush Porcupine at April 01, 2015 04:25 PM (k8xvx)

237 The bigger they are the harder they fall.

All the "good" parts are in reach of a short person.

testicles, lady parts (they hurt too if punched), knee caps, ankles, shins, toes and bellies.

They're reach may be short but the jewels are all within reach.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 01, 2015 04:26 PM (zRby/)

238 I tole ya. Not. One. Smidgen. Of. Corruption.

Bitches.

Posted by: Czar Barky the Foist at April 01, 2015 04:26 PM (RHLfG)

239 rickb223: "Dole or Chiquita?"

Peruviana.

Peruvia is already taken. Also, Peruvia has rational, Moron sensibilities. I wouldn't want to tarnish that fine country.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at April 01, 2015 04:26 PM (1CroS)

240 I would guess that Iran already has nuke capabilities assisted by Obama the commie muslim usurper.

No way the Muslim brotherhood sat back for seven years with their boy in the White House. No way.

Posted by: Birthers were right at April 01, 2015 04:26 PM (4A96C)

241
Has anyone linked R. Dean Taylor's "Indiana Wants Me"?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 01, 2015 04:26 PM (St6BJ)

242 First cakes, now pizzas. Why is Indiana trying to starve all thegheys?
you really don't know much about gay men.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at April 01, 2015 04:26 PM (th6S/)

243 Posted by: torquewrench at April 01, 2015 04:23 PM (noWW6)

More so.... neither Debt generated by the Government, nor Quantitative easing, is growth...

Take that artificial spending out of the GDP, and we have had negative growth for a long long time...

Posted by: BB Wolf at April 01, 2015 04:26 PM (qh617)

244
Speaking of Iranian nukes, the Fordow processing plant site is clearly visible on Google Earth and Openstreetmap.

Wow.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 01, 2015 04:27 PM (St6BJ)

245 Do you mean the Grand America, Lizlem?
Posted by: Y-not on the phone at April 01, 2015 04:20 PM (KZBSl)

Ugh, yes I do. I don't think he wants to go to the Hotel Utah, I'm sure watching LDS church videos is not on his to-do list, lol.

The Grand America has a really lovely, really filling afternoon tea, if you can do it Y-Not I recommend it! And around Halloween they turn it into a Witch's High Tea.

Posted by: LizLem at April 01, 2015 04:27 PM (yRwC8)

246 Guy made a speed loader for the AR-15. Looks brilliant.



I saw one carved from wood. Great idea for an armory. Sucks for field portability.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2015 04:27 PM (YZizW)

247 Re: 0% GDP growth.

This prediction is from ZeroHedge, the place where every day is the worst day ever.

Seeking Alpha predicted 0% growth for Q4 last year too. Every fucking quarter someone is predicting 0% growth.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 01, 2015 04:28 PM (0LHZx)

248 I saw one carved from wood. Great idea for an armory. Sucks for field portability.

Yeah this one's wood. 17 seconds.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 01, 2015 04:28 PM (JtwS4)

249 Take that artificial spending out of the GDP, and we have had negative growth for a long long time...
Posted by: BB
-----------------

Yeah, dumping $85 Billion a month into the economy has a way of leaving the wrong impression.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 01, 2015 04:28 PM (l1zOH)

250 Is that really new? I thought it was well documented that there were several dem senators calling for investigations into tea party groups and not long after Lerner set out for it.
Posted by: Buzzion at April 01, 2015 04:25 PM (z/Ubi)


it's a joke on Reid's recent admission to lying on the Senate floor about Romney not doing his taxes for years

"he lost didn't he" was his answer when questioned about the blatant lie

Another words: Say Anything
Because anything is true

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 01, 2015 04:29 PM (IXrOn)

251 Has anyone linked R. Dean Taylor's "Indiana Wants Me"?


"YOU ARE SURROUNDED. GIVE YOURSELF UP. "

Seems appropriate.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at April 01, 2015 04:29 PM (/kI1Q)

252 Just like the housing bailouts. Those who play by the rules get fucked, those who break the rules get rewarded.
Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 01, 2015 04:25 PM (0LHZx)

Yup thats what got Rick Santelli going on his infamous tea party rant.

"You play by the rules, and your neighbor takes out a second mortgage to buy a boat and re do his bathroom, and now you're being asked to bail him out?!?" or you know, something like that.

but yeah, that's about how I feel. But I know I just have to take it, because lifes not fair.

Posted by: mynewhandle at April 01, 2015 04:29 PM (AkOaV)

253 Shatner vs The Ghorn on ME TV

Posted by: rd at April 01, 2015 04:29 PM (/u1nf)

254 >>>>More so.... neither Debt generated by the Government, nor Quantitative easing, is growth...

Take that artificial spending out of the GDP, and we have had negative growth for a long long time...
.
.
.
.And that's why the Fed has kept interest rates at 0% for six years now, trying to make people and businesses spend money, but it didn't work.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 01, 2015 04:29 PM (4oSLk)

255 >>Yeah, dumping $85 Billion a month into the economy has a way of leaving the wrong impression.

And if a Republican is elected in 2016 Obama will order the presses shutdown a week before the poor bastard takes over.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 01, 2015 04:30 PM (g1DWB)

256 Hey, I know we have a lot of Texans here at the HQ.

I wonder what (if anything) would happen if we all bundled up the linked articles (poor politicians might faint if they read the Morons' takes on things) for all this most recent lawlessness (say... the last two weeks, on a rotating basis) and sent letters to the Governor, Lt. Gov, Attorney General, and our various State Senators and Representatives?

Probably nothing, I'm guessing, but it has a better % chance of working than just bitching here at the HQ. Or even on that blog I don't have (which, by the way, has two new posts today)

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at April 01, 2015 04:30 PM (kff5f)

257 In a sane world, the Republican Senate would call for a closed session, lock the doors, and beat the ever-living shit out of every democratic senator with billyclubs until they bled from their eyes and were unable to stand.

In a sane world.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at April 01, 2015 04:30 PM (S8V5R)

258
All these problems will be solved either by the ballot or the bullet.

I'll keep directing my effort toward the ballot until it becomes impossible.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 01, 2015 04:30 PM (jeCnD)

259 Seftong. That's my Chinaman uncle.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 01, 2015 04:21 PM (St6BJ)

Sorry. My keyboard is effed up.

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 01, 2015 04:31 PM (iQIUe)

260 Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 01, 2015 04:28 PM (0LHZx)

Well, you know...

http://tinyurl.com/nfspuuv

Posted by: mynewhandle at April 01, 2015 04:31 PM (AkOaV)

261 "YOU ARE SURROUNDED. GIVE YOURSELF UP. "

Seems appropriate.

Posted by: HR
----------------

You'll never take me alive coppers!

Posted by: Jimmy Cagney at April 01, 2015 04:31 PM (l1zOH)

262


I see it's not TGIF. (altho this week is TGIGF for some of us)

But, TGIAFD will work...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 01, 2015 04:31 PM (IXrOn)

263 Shatner vs The Ghorn on ME TV
Posted by: rd at April 01, 2015 04:29 PM (/u1nf)

*makes makeshift canon using bat guano*

Posted by: Jim Kirk, using outdoor survival lessons from the Horde at April 01, 2015 04:31 PM (yRwC8)

264 >>>>Re: 0% GDP growth.

This prediction is from ZeroHedge, the place where every day is the worst day ever.
.
.
.
.It's the Atlanta Fed making that prediction, not Zero hedge, they just reported it.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 01, 2015 04:31 PM (4oSLk)

265 No justice, no peace?

Posted by: Gmac- Pulling in feelers in preperation... at April 01, 2015 04:32 PM (74McK)

266 Has anyone linked R. Dean Taylor's "Indiana Wants Me"?

I'm originally from IN.

I HATED that song.

Especially the sirens.

You'd be driving along and suddenly you'd hear sirens and if you happened to momentarily impaired your freak out o-meter would hit 100.

Hated. That. F'ing. Song.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 01, 2015 04:32 PM (zRby/)

267
If Indiana had a sense of humor (yeah, I know, they wouldn't be Indiana)... they would ship tankers of water to California with a label on the side saying "Straight Water".
........................
They would be stopped at the state line, taxed, inspected for trace carbon, regulated,catalogued, inspected again, taxed, and sent to Tijuana.

Posted by: wth at April 01, 2015 04:32 PM (wAQA5)

268 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 01, 2015 04:20 PM (St6BJ)


Didn't you mention having allergies J.J.? John found that one of the two major nasal allergy meds was causing the vast majority of his (extremely bad) reflux. Changing to the other one (unfortunately I can never remember which was which) meant he was able to get off the reflux medication entirely. Losing weight helped as well, but that's longer term and harder to do than changing which pill he took.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 01, 2015 04:32 PM (GDulk)

269 How has our government strayed so far from the founding principles they swore to uphold? If the system were founded with the knuckle heads that are in charge now, we would be calling elected officials citizen in order to elevate their status above the dregs. Such a sad state of affairs that those working for government officials (not even those in elected positions) are not held accountable for their actions. Actions that would land any other legal citizen in this country in jail. I fear for the implications that these double standards will have on my children's future.

Posted by: Luis at April 01, 2015 04:32 PM (eu2CH)

270 On HuffPo, Menendez is indicted.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 01, 2015 04:33 PM (JtwS4)

271 the IRS is blaming budget cuts on the backlog at the IRS

a nice reply

Denise Hampton

@TeamCavuto @NomikiDKonst if #IRS chief collected the #$3.3 mil owed by govt employees they'd have plenty of money

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 01, 2015 04:33 PM (IXrOn)

272 .
.And that's why the Fed has kept interest rates at 0% for six years now, trying to make people and businesses spend money, but it didn't work.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 01, 2015 04:29 PM (4oSLk)


And destroyed any incentive to save...

When inflation is greater than the Interest you can get on a savings account... BY GOVERNMENT DESIGN...

Its stupid to save money....

You get more of what you reward... less of what you punish...

Posted by: BB Wolf at April 01, 2015 04:33 PM (qh617)

273 259
Seftong. That's my Chinaman uncle.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 01, 2015 04:21 PM (St6BJ)



Sorry. My keyboard is effed up.

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 01, 2015 04:31 PM (iQIUe)

tell me about computers.

Posted by: Hillary at April 01, 2015 04:33 PM (TBp4e)

274 "And if a Republican is elected in 2016 Obama will order the presses shutdown a week before the poor bastard takes over."

not to worry: Jeb will start them right back up!

Posted by: GOPe at April 01, 2015 04:33 PM (yi8ar)

275 Well at least Menendez looks to be taking it in the shorts.

8 count indictment of bribery, each count carries a maximum of 15 years.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 01, 2015 04:33 PM (g1DWB)

276 "All these problems will be solved either by the ballot or the bullet."

There is an unspoken third "B" option: "bankruptcy".

Posted by: torquewrench at April 01, 2015 04:34 PM (noWW6)

277
Shatner vs The Ghorn on ME TV
Posted by: rd
.................................
Shatner wins by forcing the Gorn to pay full price for a hotel room.

Posted by: wth at April 01, 2015 04:34 PM (wAQA5)

278 In all fairness, Luis, certain Founding Fathers started looking for ways to expand the Federal Govt before the Constitutional Ink was even dry.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 01, 2015 04:34 PM (aNSOb)

279 Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 01, 2015 04:32 PM (GDulk)

Some High Blood Pressure meds will also stimulate or simulate GERD.

Metoprolol is one. What a relief when I got off that.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 01, 2015 04:34 PM (zRby/)

280 There is an unspoken third "B" option: "bankruptcy".

Posted by: torquewrench at April 01, 2015 04:34 PM (noWW6)


Bankruptcy => bullets.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at April 01, 2015 04:34 PM (kff5f)

281

and some said Holder was leaving

what a joke

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 01, 2015 04:34 PM (IXrOn)

282
@TeamCavuto @NomikiDKonst if #IRS chief collected the #$3.3 mil owed by govt employees they'd have plenty of money


Or Al Sharpton.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at April 01, 2015 04:35 PM (MMC8r)

283 They'll get to dealing with Lerner but first they have to do a year-long sweeping civil rights probe of Indiana, Arkansas, and Texas.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 01, 2015 04:35 PM (39g3+)

284 In a sane world, the Republican Senate would call for a closed session, lock the doors, and beat the ever-living shit out of every democratic senator with billyclubs until they bled from their eyes and were unable to stand.

-
Sounds like a mass exercise machine accident.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at April 01, 2015 04:35 PM (XUKZU)

285 No contempt charge for good soldier Lerner, but an indictment for Bob 'I was Billy Jeff's understudy at Lolita Island' Menendez.

Guess he shoulda laid off the Iran stuff.

Posted by: George Tirebiter at April 01, 2015 04:35 PM (91kn2)

286 Good news. McDonald's announced they will pay burger flippers $1 above minimum wage starting in July.

Enjoy the $7 Big Mac everyone.

But fuck it, it's for the children.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 01, 2015 04:35 PM (0LHZx)

287 There's not enough active mockery in the current stable of conservative legislators. Newt used to be able to sneer so ably that even the leftists kept it in - funny/nasty sells.

Why don't we have someone just go apeshit on this crap and start verbally backhanding the press or clambering over the Democrats at every live spot while chanting "BULLSHIT" or "IRS THIEVING BASTARDOOOOS" or whatever?

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at April 01, 2015 04:36 PM (S8V5R)

288 Posted by: JackStraw at April 01, 2015 04:33 PM (g1DWB)

Uh, it makes me nervous to see the Dems hanging one of their own like this for something all 535 members of congress do regularly. I mean the shit they'r charging him with is called "Tuesday" for most of these guys, why are they focusing on him?

You're not going to try to tell me the government has finally decided to crack down on itself and actually punish legal, quasi legal, and illegal corruption, are you?

Posted by: mynewhandle at April 01, 2015 04:36 PM (AkOaV)

289 Well at least Menendez looks to be taking it in the shorts.

8 count indictment of bribery, each count carries a maximum of 15 years.


And Hillary walks free.

Menendez may be a crook, but Hilly's crime is professional caliber usurpation of government.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at April 01, 2015 04:36 PM (MMC8r)

290 If I was a Senator I would walk around with a bag of rubber bands and every time I saw Reid I would shoot one at him and laugh.

Fuck that dishonest piece of shit.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 01, 2015 04:36 PM (g1DWB)

291 "134
The fact that no charges are filed can be looked at positively. That
means there is no problem with double jeopardy for a Republican Attorney
General.





Jeopardy hasn't attached yet. There hasn't been a trial, and if Holder has his way there never will be.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 01, 2015 04:07 PM (8ZskC)"

Yes. That means that if a Republican is elected President in 2016 and he picks an Attorney General with balls, the way is clear to indict Lois Lerner for her multiple felonies without that particular worry.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at April 01, 2015 04:36 PM (KDbAT)

292 They would be stopped at the state line, taxed, inspected for trace carbon, regulated,catalogued, inspected again, taxed, and sent to Tijuana.
Posted by: wth at April 01, 2015 04:32 PM (wAQA5)

Sent to Tijuno and slipped across the border with the requisite vig.

Posted by: Golfman at April 01, 2015 04:36 PM (48QDY)

293 .It's the Atlanta Fed making that prediction, not Zero hedge, they just reported it.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 01, 2015 04:31 PM (4oSLk)

______

Not really. ZeroHedge just interpreted what Atlanta said and came up with 0% growth.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 01, 2015 04:37 PM (0LHZx)

294 Some crimes are more equal than others

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 01, 2015 04:37 PM (eoeps)

295 They would be stopped at the state line, taxed, inspected for trace carbon, regulated,catalogued, inspected again, taxed, and sent to Tijuana.



Let 50,000 gallons of water out on the ground on the Nevada side of the border.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2015 04:37 PM (YZizW)

296
Ted Cruz yesterday: "In the face of great threats, that's often what it takes to wake people up."

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 01, 2015 04:37 PM (Yidyr)

297 Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 01, 2015 04:35 PM (0LHZx)

I think #1 meals are already like $7. I don't know, I eat fast food maybe twice a year, but it seems to me I was on a road trip recently and spend $15 or so for two people for meals.

Anyways, besides the point. I just remember being surprised.

Posted by: mynewhandle at April 01, 2015 04:37 PM (AkOaV)

298 278 In all fairness, Luis, certain Founding Fathers started looking for ways to expand the Federal Govt before the Constitutional Ink was even dry.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 01, 2015 04:34 PM (aNSOb)


Yeah... but back then there was actual opposition to that idea...

Now a days... the only question is HOW fast to expand the Government... not whether to do so in the first place.... and NO ONE is seriously talking about cutting it back...

Posted by: BB Wolf at April 01, 2015 04:37 PM (qh617)

299 Ozymandias II

http://is.gd/QA55B5

Posted by: Bigby's Expressive Wrists at April 01, 2015 04:37 PM (3ZtZW)

300 Lerner's not going to be charged? Oh, that's good... now can we talk about getting this lady some back pay, put her back to work doing the people's business? It's tax season, you know.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 01, 2015 04:37 PM (TOk1P)

301 Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at April 01, 2015 04:36 PM (KDbAT)

Statute of limitations. Do you speak it bitchez?

Posted by: Lois Lerner at April 01, 2015 04:38 PM (48QDY)

302 Posted by: BB Wolf at April 01, 2015 04:33 PM (qh617)

Um, NO.

the reason for the low interest rates. (manipulated by the Fed) is to keep our debt payments low as we're already spending too much money.

If interest rates ever reach what they should be, the Federal government (that's you and me) won't have the money to make the payments and will technically be in default.

THAT'S why they're keeping the interest rates low.

And we're paying for it.

There's where your real income inequality is.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 01, 2015 04:38 PM (zRby/)

303 There's not enough active mockery in the current stable of conservative legislators. Newt used to be able to sneer so ably that even the leftists kept it in - funny/nasty sells.

Why don't we have someone just go apeshit on this crap and start verbally backhanding the press or clambering over the Democrats at every live spot while chanting "BULLSHIT" or "IRS THIEVING BASTARDOOOOS" or whatever?
Posted by: Inspector Cussword at April 01, 2015 04:36 PM (S8V5R)



there are a few
but they get attacked by the GOPe

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 01, 2015 04:38 PM (IXrOn)

304 Yes. That means that if a Republican is elected President in 2016 and he picks an Attorney General with balls, the way is clear to indict Lois Lerner for her multiple felonies without that particular worry.
Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at April 01, 2015 04:36 PM (KDbAT)

__________

I think it's cute that you actually believe a GOPe president would do that.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 01, 2015 04:38 PM (0LHZx)

305 Posted by: mynewhandle at April 01, 2015 04:36 PM (AkOaV)

This.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at April 01, 2015 04:36 PM (MMC8r)

And this.

Bob Menendez is a small fish (relatively speaking). Indicting him lets the MFM say, "See? Democrats do get indicted!" and insinuate that any unindicted Democrat must necessarily be innocent.

So they'll pretend like what Hillary! did wasn't a crime, and the same for Lerner, and the SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at April 01, 2015 04:38 PM (kff5f)

306 tell me about computers.
Posted by: Hillary at April 01, 2015 04:33 PM (TBp4e)

Because you're an old fat out of touch woman! Get it?

Posted by: Trevor Noah, these are the jokes people at April 01, 2015 04:39 PM (yRwC8)

307 Walmart is going to a minimum wage of $10 / hour.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 01, 2015 04:39 PM (n9kSQ)

308 218
It is fast approaching the point where the time for talk is over. Actually we are way past that point.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 01, 2015 04:22 PM (St6BJ)



Agreed. I have zero interest in talking to leftists any more.

Posted by: rickl at April 01, 2015 04:40 PM (zoehZ)

309 Posted by: BurtTC at April 01, 2015 04:37 PM (TOk1P)

Pretty sure she's been getting paid this entire time. I think she "retired" at some point during her "paid absence" and is now collecting a pension, but I'm not sure.

Posted by: mynewhandle at April 01, 2015 04:40 PM (AkOaV)

310 What a time to get diagnosed with reflux disease.



I need a drink, but can't.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 01, 2015 04:06 PM (St6BJ)


So no Manischewitz for you Friday?

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 01, 2015 04:40 PM (0FSuD)

311 307 Walmart is going to a minimum wage of $10 / hour.
Posted by: Boss Moss at April 01, 2015 04:39 PM (n9kSQ)

____________

Racists!! It should be $25/hr. Because....fairness.

What the SJW will be saying within a year.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 01, 2015 04:40 PM (0LHZx)

312 The trolling will continue until some *wingnut loses it and shoots up a daycare. Then all the woes of the world will be pinned on evil conservatives.


*He's gotta be a he, white-ish, from a southern state, own guns, and say bible shit.

Posted by: Federal Bikini Inspector at April 01, 2015 04:40 PM (yn6XZ)

313 >>>>This has been the way I see it too. Either that or telling the fed reserve to pull the trigger on raising interest rates. Or perhaps do both.
.
.
.
.Yellen already has her marching orders form Obama. She will pull the trigger just in time for the pain to really kick in right before November 2016 and Republicans will get the blame because they are nothing but obstructionists and wont let Obama and the Dems do what they need to do to fix the economy.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 01, 2015 04:40 PM (4oSLk)

314 speaking of Newt


BOOM! NEWT GINGRICH SLAMS OPPOSITION OF INDIANA RFRA LAW AS NOTHING BUT A LYNCH MOB

therightscoop.com

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 01, 2015 04:40 PM (IXrOn)

315 "You're not going to try to tell me the government has finally decided to
crack down on itself and actually punish legal, quasi legal, and
illegal corruption, are you?"

the DOJ only recognizes two crimes these days: being a conservative and Lèse-majesté against Ear Leader.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 01, 2015 04:41 PM (yi8ar)

316
Speaking of Iranian nukes, the Fordow processing plant site is clearly visible on Google Earth and Openstreetmap.
............................
Yes, but can you see my neighbors daughter sunbathing?

Posted by: wth at April 01, 2015 04:41 PM (wAQA5)

317 If interest rates ever reach what they should be, the Federal government (that's you and me) won't have the money to make the payments and will technically be in default.

THAT'S why they're keeping the interest rates low.

And we're paying for it.


So basically all that deficit spending is sucking the money directly out of the future.

Funny how that works.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at April 01, 2015 04:41 PM (MMC8r)

318
If interest rates ever reach what they should be, the Federal government (that's you and me) won't have the money to make the interestpayments and will technically be in default.

---

More accurate

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 01, 2015 04:41 PM (eoeps)

319 Statute of limitations. Do you speak it bitchez? - Lois Lerner

Treason has no limitation. And you just proved that we can lie ALL WE FUCKING WANT in pursuit of anything we want. All we need are 3 liars from the NSA.

You'll hang.

In a sane world.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at April 01, 2015 04:41 PM (S8V5R)

320 Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 01, 2015 04:38 PM (zRby/)

I was speaking as to consequence... not the reason they did it...

They are so short sighted.... they don't see, or don't care, what their policies are doing to the average person...

Its all about WallStreet, and Government Debt... not those of us who have to live in this "Keynesian Dreamland'....

Posted by: BB Wolf at April 01, 2015 04:41 PM (qh617)

321 Bob Menendez crossed the Party Leadership. They covered for him up until he did that.

Posted by: Grad School Fool at April 01, 2015 04:41 PM (A9KzJ)

322 lese-majeste....

thanks for nothing Pixy!

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 01, 2015 04:41 PM (yi8ar)

323 Who cares about this? Did You see that Indiana is homophobic!!!

Posted by: hello it's Me Donna... again at April 01, 2015 04:42 PM (Bn6aD)

324 In all seriousness, I fear for these people.

Learner, Holder, Reid and number of others are criminals that should be held to account, but within the system we've established and according to the laws of the land.

There are people who take these affronts to the law very seriously and when the system doesn't work they feel powerless. Especially when it appears that those who should be upholding the law flaunt it, regular people begin to wonder if there is any law.

We've all seen the stories of "regular, nice people" who snap and do thing they never would have done in normal circumstances. Of course, when something like this happens, everyone remotely associated with their politics gets painted with the same brush.

Yes, these administration criminals deserve punishment, but not the type doled out by those who think they're acting in the public interest.

Posted by: jwest at April 01, 2015 04:42 PM (9ZZd+)

325

Everyone should take note, because THIS is how you respond to the radical left screaming about Indiana's RFRA law. Not only does he defend Mike Pence on HuffPost Live, he calls the opposition a lynch mob and won't back down when challenged. He also hits back at the louder voices condemning the law over their selective moral outrage and blatant hypocrisy:

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 01, 2015 04:43 PM (IXrOn)

326 Bob Menendez crossed the Party Leadership. They covered for him up until he did that.

I'm thinking Menendez is the warning to anyone else considering defecting.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at April 01, 2015 04:43 PM (MMC8r)

327 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 01, 2015 04:40 PM (IXrOn)

What's a Newt?

Posted by: LIV at April 01, 2015 04:43 PM (48QDY)

328 I used to think that the most horrible thing in the world would be if some enemy government managed to smuggle a nuke into DC and set it off.

I don't think that anymore.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 01, 2015 04:43 PM (Kpl3J)

329 The fact that no charges are filed can be looked at positively. That

means there is no problem with double jeopardy for a Republican Attorney

General.




Jeopardy hasn't attached yet. There hasn't been a trial, and if Holder has his way there never will be.



Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 01, 2015 04:07 PM (8ZskC)"

Yes.
That means that if a Republican is elected President in 2016 and he
picks an Attorney General with balls, the way is clear to indict Lois
Lerner for her multiple felonies without that particular worry.


Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at April 01, 2015 04:36 PM (KDbAT)


Yeah, I'll get right on that. My AG will be somebody with an Hispanic sounding name... who, that guy??
Oh ha! No. I need someone who doesn't sound so Anglo, and I need to practice rolling my r's, so I can show my constituents that I am one with them.

Posted by: Prezdent Jeb at April 01, 2015 04:43 PM (TOk1P)

330 They are so short sighted.... they don't see, or don't care, what their policies are doing to the average person...

Its all about WallStreet, and Government Debt... not those of us who have to live in this "Keynesian Dreamland'....
Posted by: BB Wolf at April 01, 2015 04:41 PM (qh617)
________

The LIVs love low interest rates. Hey cool I can buy a Harley with 0% financing. Fuckin' eh!! And I can buy a 80" TV with 0% financing too. Double fuckin' eh!!

Yeah but you realize inflation is eating away your purchasing power and all your savings.

The what is doing to the which now? Fuck man, didn't you hear 80" TV with 0% down. Fuckin' eh!!

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 01, 2015 04:43 PM (0LHZx)

331 .It's the Atlanta Fed making that prediction, not Zero hedge, they just reported it.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman


What's this? Moo beclowning himself yet again.

Oh, Moo. You just dont' learn, do you?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 01, 2015 04:43 PM (JBzwC)

332 Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 01, 2015 04:38 PM (zRby/)

You're both right.

Low interest rates favor government and existing businesses, at the expense of the middle class, and saves / retirees. It also hurts banks, but they get bought off in a million other ways so it works out for them in the end.

Higher interest rates lead to / show more growth, but are problematic for progressive politicians and for government borrowing.

Having a central bank plan are of this based on the whims of the banking cartel and the government... now, thats just priceless.

Posted by: mynewhandle at April 01, 2015 04:43 PM (AkOaV)

333 @309
Pretty sure she's been getting paid this entire time. I think she "retired" at some point during her "paid absence" and is now collecting a pension, but I'm not sure.
---------------------

The dirty little secret was that Lerner was already scheduled to leave the IRS even before the story broke. I think she only had about six months left. So she effectively suffered no punishment at all as a result of the scandal.

Except, of course, when she tried to break into her neighbors' house to escape the cameras.

Posted by: junior at April 01, 2015 04:43 PM (UWFpX)

334 Who turned him into a newt?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 01, 2015 04:43 PM (n9kSQ)

335 For those who don't know poor JJ's plight.



http://tinyurl.com/qhakxkt

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 01, 2015 04:43 PM (0FSuD)

336 "Walmart is going to a minimum wage of $10 / hour."

Remember the rule that for every front page banner headline, there's a sibling story in small type on page D-18.

The front page story is that WMT are increasing their baseline wage. The sibling story on page D-18 is that WMT are going to can their previous program of subsidized health insurance for their associates, and dump them out into the Obamacare exchanges to fend for themselves.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 01, 2015 04:45 PM (noWW6)

337 "125


What a time to get diagnosed with reflux disease.



I need a drink, but can't.





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 01, 2015 04:06 PM (St6BJ)"

It doesn't have to go in your mouth. There are alternatives.

Posted by: Steve Kroft at April 01, 2015 04:45 PM (KDbAT)

338 Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 01, 2015 04:40 PM (4oSLk)

I actually believe the 2008 crash was engineered...

There was no real reason for it, except panic... and all the problems that supposedly caused it, were due to Government regulations (had to change by law how they valued derivatives)...

It was a crises in the BANKS... not a crises in the Economy... and note, it was the BANKS who got all the money from the bail out... and used it to consolidate the banking industry...

Not one single damn derivative was ever purchased with that money... as we were told it was going to be used for...

Posted by: BB Wolf at April 01, 2015 04:45 PM (qh617)

339 @328 What's a Newt?
----------------

Something that witches wiccans turn you into. Though with any luck, you'll get better.

Posted by: junior at April 01, 2015 04:45 PM (UWFpX)

340 326
Bob Menendez crossed the Party Leadership. They covered for him up until he did that.



I'm thinking Menendez is the warning to anyone else considering defecting.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at April 01, 2015 04:43 PM (MMC8r)

NO He is a crook. Sure he is sticking up for Israel, but he's a crook. Let the Democrats keep him.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 01, 2015 04:45 PM (0FSuD)

341 I hate racist apartheid wine.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 01, 2015 04:45 PM (n9kSQ)

342 331 .It's the Atlanta Fed making that prediction, not Zero hedge, they just reported it.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman

What's this? Moo beclowning himself yet again.

Oh, Moo. You just dont' learn, do you?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 01, 2015 04:43 PM (JBzwC)

___________

LOL. I've always wondered who the fuck takes zerohedge seriously? Well now I have my answer. I guess there's a sucker born every minute.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 01, 2015 04:45 PM (0LHZx)

343 Who would ever have guessed Lois Lerner is a member of the New Black Panther party?

Posted by: Epobirs at April 01, 2015 04:45 PM (IdCqF)

344 324 -

Cute.

Daily reminder if y'all need it. jewst is trolling the blog, and isn't even trying hard to hide it.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 01, 2015 04:46 PM (TOk1P)

345 Who turned him into a newt?
Posted by: Boss Moss at April 01, 2015 04:43 PM (n9kSQ)


no fear

the video is great

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 01, 2015 04:46 PM (IXrOn)

346 Sounds like JJ is moving to CO.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 01, 2015 04:46 PM (0FSuD)

347 Corruption, from the top down.

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 01, 2015 04:46 PM (A98Xu)

348 Must be something in the water:

http://tinyurl.com/kukzr2y

Excellent post from Daniel Greenfield

Along the same lines as Ace's last post.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at April 01, 2015 04:46 PM (BZAd3)

349 Most transparent administration ever.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 01, 2015 04:47 PM (/tNwW)

350 I'm getting close to doing physical harm to a liberal.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 01, 2015 04:47 PM (/tNwW)

351 Daily reminder if y'all need it. jewst is trolling the blog, and isn't even trying hard to hide it.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 01, 2015 04:46 PM (TOk1P)


Has there ever been a time when this has not been the case?

Jus' askin'

Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 01, 2015 04:47 PM (V+kmg)

352 and dump them out into the Obamacare exchanges to fend for themselves.


Posted by: torquewrench at April 01, 2015 04:45 PM (noWW6)


Big sign just went into my local Doctors Office...

No Obamacare or Covered California Insurance Accepted.

This is a 6 Doctor practice... in a Small, Poor, Central Calif. town...

Posted by: BB Wolf at April 01, 2015 04:48 PM (qh617)

353 Yes.
"That means that if a Republican is elected President in 2016 and he
picks an Attorney General with balls, the way is clear to indict Lois
Lerner for her multiple felonies without that particular worry."

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at April 01, 2015 04:36 PM (KDbAT)


No administration can ever go back and start prosecuting the previous one.

If that happened, it would just start a string of new administrations arresting the previous one. Third world, banana republic antics.

Posted by: jwest at April 01, 2015 04:48 PM (9ZZd+)

354 I actually believe the 2008 crash was engineered...

There was no real reason for it, except panic...

__________

Uhhhhh...no reason for it? You mean the trillions in junk CDOs doesn't count? The housing market collapse was fiction?

Lemme guess, fire also doesn't melt steel?

Come on. Anyone with an IQ north of room temp knew the crash was coming. It started in 2007 and just finally reached the tipping point in 2008. There was no conspiracy.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 01, 2015 04:48 PM (0LHZx)

355 The front page story is that WMT are increasing their baseline wage. The sibling story on page D-18 is that WMT are going to can their previous program of subsidized health insurance for their associates, and dump them out into the Obamacare exchanges to fend for themselves.

Oh, goody. I am *so* looking forward to the next round of "Walmart is Evil for doing exactly what we asked!"

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at April 01, 2015 04:48 PM (kff5f)

356 >>> In all seriousness, I fear for these people.
Learner, Holder, Reid and number of others are criminals that should be held to account, but within the system we've established and according to the laws of the land.

I suspect Holder is going to go full Hulk, be the absolute worst DoJ he can be to force a vote on his replacement. A temper tantrum for not swearing in Loretta Lynch ASAP.

Posted by: LizLem at April 01, 2015 04:48 PM (yRwC8)

357 California ran out of something that covers 2/3 of the earth's surface?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 01, 2015 04:48 PM (n9kSQ)

358 Daily reminder if y'all need it. jewst is trolling the blog, and isn't even trying hard to hide it.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 01, 2015 04:46 PM (TOk1P)

Has there ever been a time when this has not been the case?

Jus' askin'
Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 01, 2015 04:47 PM (V+kmg)


Sounds about right to me

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 01, 2015 04:48 PM (/tNwW)

359 Posted by: BB Wolf at April 01, 2015 04:45 PM (qh617)

Engineered is such a strong word.

But yes, it did end up working out well for the banks.

And yes, I agree, there was never a systematic risk to the rest of our economy. That's just what the banks always say.

Posted by: mynewhandle at April 01, 2015 04:49 PM (AkOaV)

360 Ever play the boardgame Junta. I feel I am in that game a lot over the last few years..

Posted by: thane6 at April 01, 2015 04:49 PM (yVrbl)

361
There was no real reason for it, except panic...

It was, like everything else in Life, 3/4'rs bullshit.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 01, 2015 04:49 PM (Yidyr)

362 What's a Newt?



It's something witches turn you into.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2015 04:49 PM (YZizW)

363 What's a Newt?
Posted by: LIV at April 01, 2015 04:43 PM (48QDY)


similar to a honey badger

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 01, 2015 04:50 PM (IXrOn)

364 Ever play the boardgame Junta

Sometimes I feel like I'm living a game of Paranoia.
Does that count?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at April 01, 2015 04:50 PM (kff5f)

365 @357 California ran out of something that covers 2/3 of the earth's surface?
--------------------

Problem is, most of it's a bit salty...


The more serious issue, actually, appears to be the water tables. There's enough surface groundwater to keep the state going for a while. But from what I'm hearing, the underground water tables are getting dangerously low.

Posted by: junior at April 01, 2015 04:50 PM (UWFpX)

366 Daily reminder if y'all need it. jewst is trolling the blog, and isn't even trying hard to hide it.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 01, 2015 04:46 PM (TOk1P)



Has there ever been a time when this has not been the case?



Jus' askin'

Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 01, 2015 04:47 PM (V+kmg)


Honestly, I don't know. It gets harder and harder for me to track the past here at the ol' AoSHQ, so I can't even remember how long he's been here.

Sad, really. I seem to be leaking brain cells, and not the fun way.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 01, 2015 04:50 PM (TOk1P)

367 355 The front page story is that WMT are increasing their baseline wage. The sibling story on page D-18 is that WMT are going to can their previous program of subsidized health insurance for their associates, and dump them out into the Obamacare exchanges to fend for themselves.

Oh, goody. I am *so* looking forward to the next round of "Walmart is Evil for doing exactly what we asked!"
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at April 01, 2015 04:48 PM (kff5f)

____________

It's a smart move. Someone making $10/hr will get virtually free health insurance from Obamacare. WMT has $0 costs, the WMT employee is happy. Win win for everyone...well except for the tax payer of course.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 01, 2015 04:50 PM (0LHZx)

368 So there's no statute of limitations on what Lerner did?

Posted by: Iblis at April 01, 2015 04:51 PM (9221z)

369 So that pizza parlor in Indiana is gonna close for good because of all the death threats.....?

Posted by: hello it's Me Donna... again at April 01, 2015 04:51 PM (Bn6aD)

370 Sad, really. I seem to be leaking brain cells, and not the fun way.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 01, 2015 04:50 PM (TOk1P)



Here, take two bourbon and call me in the morning.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 01, 2015 04:51 PM (V+kmg)

371 Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 01, 2015 04:48 PM (0LHZx)

Well, yeah, the real estate bubble was beginning to unravel after the fed created it after the dotcom bubble. But the rest of the stuff was horseshit.

The banks who were over extended would have gone bankrupt, lots of debt would have to be written off, and the other banks would have had to lick their wounds for a while.

But Google wasn't going to disappear over night, and trucks weren't going to stop delivering food, and the world was not going to end if we just let the handful of banks who fucked themselves at the governments instructions go out of business.

Posted by: mynewhandle at April 01, 2015 04:51 PM (AkOaV)

372
Notice how major problems just fade away but never get resolved? (I pose this question from time to time because I need to.)

What happened to ebola?

What happened to all the problems with Fannie and Freddie? What happened to all the underwater mortgages and Bad Debt?

What happened to ISIS??

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 01, 2015 04:51 PM (Yidyr)

373 @338 There was no real reason for it, except panic... and all the problems that supposedly caused it, were due to Government regulations (had to change by law how they valued derivatives)...
-------------------

Chuck Schumer wants you to know that he was IN NO WAY RESPONSIBLE for what happened to IndyMac Bank, when Sen. Schumer leaked the results of a confidential study regarding the bank's stability to the press! The resulting run and collapse of the bank was NOT Sen. Schumer's fault!

Posted by: junior at April 01, 2015 04:52 PM (UWFpX)

374 LOL. I've always wondered who the fuck takes zerohedge seriously? Well now I have my answer. I guess there's a sucker born every minute.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo


Wow. Amigo, you still don't get it. You just blew past what TGWS wrote in response.

Lemme put this in simple words for you, Moo.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is *not* zerohedge.

Ok? Is that easy enough to compre- ooops, almost used a big word - You unn'erstand now, BrownCow?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 01, 2015 04:52 PM (JBzwC)

375

the huffpo beatch slips in "women's rights" then blocks Newt from responding to that

she probably gave herself a high five

he would have torn her to shreds

liberals have to deceive and cheat

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 01, 2015 04:52 PM (IXrOn)

376 I am *so* looking forward to the next round of "Walmart is Evil for doing exactly what we asked!"

People who *heart* Obamacare and think the exchanges are amazeballs with awesomesauce are going to demonize a company for freeing its workers from job lock by letting them utilize it?

It's almost like they're a howling mob of unserious bigots or something.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at April 01, 2015 04:53 PM (/kI1Q)

377 Walmart's old insurance was completely worthless if you ever read the fine print. Huge deductibles. A percentage between dollar amounts a and b. And zero over amount c. Obamacare.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 01, 2015 04:53 PM (n9kSQ)

378
Soothsayerism #1:

Three-quarters of everything in life is bullshit. Pay attention only to the 25%.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 01, 2015 04:53 PM (Yidyr)

379
The banks who were over extended would have gone bankrupt, lots of debt would have to be written off, and the other banks would have had to lick their wounds for a while.

But Google wasn't going to disappear over night, and trucks weren't going to stop delivering food, and the world was not going to end if we just let the handful of banks who fucked themselves at the governments instructions go out of business.
Posted by: mynewhandle at April 01, 2015 04:51 PM (AkOaV)

____________

No Google wasn't going to disappear, who ever said it would? I was responding to teh claim that the crash was engineered. It wasn't.

The crash should have been allowed to crash. The recovery would have been much faster. Instead the govt intervened and like it always does, makes the situation 10X worse. I don't think we disagree there.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 01, 2015 04:53 PM (0LHZx)

380 Come on. Anyone with an IQ north of room temp knew the crash was coming. It started in 2007 and just finally reached the tipping point in 2008. There was no conspiracy.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 01, 2015 04:48 PM (0LHZx)


Excuse me... but if you will note, those 'toxic derivatives' are STILL OUT THERE.

They were never 'unwound'.... they changed how they had to account for them, which was the problem as they had kept crappy records... (which was supposed to be already overseen by the Government)...

They then, RELAXED that rule... after a few months... and then used the money they had appropriated, and the Power of the SEC, to consolidate the banking industry.

As to your normal Personal Attack... FUCK YOU... tired of your shit...

Posted by: BB Wolf at April 01, 2015 04:53 PM (qh617)

381 Sad, really. I seem to be leaking brain cells, and not the fun way.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 01, 2015 04:50 PM (TOk1P)


Radish....

Any news on airfare??

Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 01, 2015 04:53 PM (V+kmg)

382 Notice how major problems just fade away but never get resolved? (I pose this question from time to time because I need to.)



What happened to ebola?



What happened to all the problems with Fannie and Freddie? What happened to all the underwater mortgages and Bad Debt?



What happened to ISIS??

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 01, 2015 04:51 PM (Yidyr)


At this point, what difference does it... sorry, I can't finish that sentence without laughing.

And also, I denounce your racist hashtag.

Posted by: Granny Mrs. Benghazi at April 01, 2015 04:54 PM (TOk1P)

383
Walmart is going to a minimum wage of $10 / hour.
Posted by: Boss Moss at April 01, 2015 04:39 PM (n9kSQ)








A couple of years ago when the cause du jour was "excessive CEO pay", I took great delight in noting to lefties that Walmart's CEO was getting about $30m/yr. Walmart has around 3m employees.

So if the CEO took $1/yr, and spread the rest around equally to the poor abused workers, that'd make up about........

*mathmathmathmathmath*

$10 per worker. Per year.

Just enough for a Starbucks coffee and a scone.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 01, 2015 04:54 PM (SpnVI)

384 @ 350


Physical harm?

Just spit in his face.

If he doesn't swing at you, you own him.

Be ready, though.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 01, 2015 04:54 PM (jeCnD)

385 Daily reminder if y'all need it. jewst is trolling the blog, and isn't even trying hard to hide it.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 01, 2015 04:46 PM (TOk1P)


Local cops know that if they let a child rapist out of custody because of a technicality, there is a good chance some citizen is going to try to administer justice.

That's just human nature.

People have flown airplanes into IRS offices for less provocation than this. Learner, as far as I know, doesn't have any protective detail. All it takes is someone who was ruined by the IRS to see her smirk on the street and it would be all over.

Posted by: jwest at April 01, 2015 04:55 PM (9ZZd+)

386 "Big sign just went into my local Doctors Office... No Obamacare or Covered California Insurance Accepted."

I talked with an M.D. who has spent her entire career here in Commiefornia who said that she finally had to quit taking Medi-Cal patients in her office.

It wasn't so much the crummy reimbursements. It was that the Medi-Cal patients were constantly trying to scam her for publicly subsidized painkiller prescriptions for vague unverifiable maladies. Whenever she told them to get lost, they were likely to start filing complaints with the state medical board alleging racial bias.

This particular patient population also turn out to be statistically *extremely* likely to file malpractice suits. Who knew?

Posted by: torquewrench at April 01, 2015 04:55 PM (noWW6)

387
California ran out of something that covers 2/3 of the earth's surface?
Posted by: Boss Moss
.............................
We're famous for sucking it dry.

Posted by: Californiados at April 01, 2015 04:55 PM (wAQA5)

388 Wow. Amigo, you still don't get it. You just blew past what TGWS wrote in response.

Lemme put this in simple words for you, Moo.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is *not* zerohedge.

Ok? Is that easy enough to compre- ooops, almost used a big word - You unn'erstand now, BrownCow?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 01, 2015 04:52 PM (JBzwC)

__________

You are not very bright.
Let's try again.

The Atlanta Fed didn't say anything about 0% growth. They put out an innocuous statement revising some figures. Then the braintrust at ZH interpreted that statement as "Atlanta Fed says 0% growth is coming". But the Atlanta Fed said nothing of the sort.

Do try and follow along.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 01, 2015 04:56 PM (0LHZx)

389 Lois is having lunch with us tomorrow.

Posted by: Gruber, Epstein & Corzine at April 01, 2015 04:56 PM (4A96C)

390 There's enough surface groundwater to keep the state going for a while. But from what I'm hearing, the underground water tables are getting dangerously low.



Water flows downward. Dig a hole so the surface water can flow to the underground.

Problem solved.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2015 04:56 PM (YZizW)

391 Any news on airfare??

I haven't looked since last night...I need to figure out how many days I can take to sight-see or whatnot.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at April 01, 2015 04:57 PM (/kI1Q)

392
IDF Prepares for Holiday With Passover MREs

On duty soldiers will be celebrating Passover at Seders on their bases around the country, and, where necessary in the field.


Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 01, 2015 04:57 PM (/tNwW)

393 The Atlanta Fed didn't say anything about 0% growth.

Really? Why is this on their GDP forecast page then:

The GDPNow model forecast for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the first quarter of 2015 was 0.0 percent on April 1

Posted by: derp at April 01, 2015 04:58 PM (9Z8lH)

394 Buy an Aquifer from Emperor Pickens.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 01, 2015 04:58 PM (n9kSQ)

395 I think we should have a new rule here, anyone who consistently insults other posters should be banned.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 01, 2015 04:58 PM (/tNwW)

396 Lois is so dreamy, I wrote her this song...

You can't spell love without L-O
You can't spell is without I-S
You can't spell... silo without Lois
And solo from the pet rock!

Posted by: Handful Of Peter at April 01, 2015 04:59 PM (yn6XZ)

397 I think we should have a new rule here, anyone who consistently insults other posters should be banned.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 01, 2015 04:58 PM (/tNwW)


You are a doo doo head for suggesting this.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 01, 2015 05:00 PM (TOk1P)

398 Because of double jeopardy, it might be best to try and convict people like Lernerafter Obama won't bein the positionto pardon them. Wonder what the statute of limitations are on these things.

Posted by: Speller at April 01, 2015 05:00 PM (PsEVn)

399 Really? Why is this on their GDP forecast page then

Don't take financial advice from a guy who lives in a van down by the river.

Posted by: toby928(C) at April 01, 2015 05:01 PM (evdj2)

400 I think we should have a new rule here, anyone who consistently insults other posters should be banned.

That's just the kind of moronic thing you would say.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at April 01, 2015 05:01 PM (MMC8r)

401 Because of double jeopardy, it might be best to try and convict people like Lerner after Obama won't bein the positionto pardon them.

Wonder what the statute of limitations are on these things.



Usually one day shy of when you can.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2015 05:02 PM (YZizW)

402 Big sign just went into my local Doctors Office...

No Obamacare or Covered California Insurance Accepted.

This is a 6 Doctor practice... in a Small, Poor, Central Calif. town...Posted by: BB Wolf at April 01, 2015 04:48 PM (qh617).........................................My company dumped my plan and offered one B.O. compliant that only covers 50% of out of network visits. Good luck finding a doctor "in network".My doctor told me I could get 70% discount for paying cash.Central coast, CA.

Posted by: wth at April 01, 2015 05:02 PM (wAQA5)

403 It's a Newsd.

Posted by: Sweating German General at April 01, 2015 05:02 PM (0NdlF)

404 Obama will pardon every one of his Den of Thieves. To stop 'witch hunts', you know.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at April 01, 2015 05:02 PM (MMC8r)

405 Screamin' Uncle Howard suffered a rare moment of clarity when he said Obama and Kerry shouldwalk away from the table with Iran.

It is the conventional wisdom here that Obama desparately wants a deal because he has to show he won something. But it seems more are coming around to the conclusion that Obama could appear to "win" if he walked and didn't let the Iranians hustle him. So if he doesn't take advantage of that opportunity, what does that tell us?

It tells us President Jarrett is really running the show, and Bammy's first priority is not America, or even his own grandeur anymore.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at April 01, 2015 05:02 PM (sG76x)

406 Gee, sock off.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 01, 2015 05:03 PM (0NdlF)

407 I think we should have a new rule here, anyone who consistently insults other posters should be banned.


What would a fag say? I'll take Medieval Torture Instruments for $500.

Posted by: Bob from Glendale at April 01, 2015 05:03 PM (yn6XZ)

408 I think we should have a new rule here, anyone who consistently insults other posters should be banned.
Posted by: Nevergiveup



I second Nevergiveup Johnson's proposal.
--Howard Johnson

Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2015 05:03 PM (YZizW)

409 Posted by: BurtTC at April 01, 2015 05:00 PM (TOk1P)

Heh. I sense insults more coming.

Posted by: Golfman at April 01, 2015 05:04 PM (J7Ep2)

410 Heh. I sense insults more coming.

You would, you jackanape!

Posted by: toby928(C) at April 01, 2015 05:05 PM (evdj2)

411 Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 01, 2015 04:56 PM (0LHZx)

You know Moo Moo...

I have always tried to treat everyone with respect... its both the way I was raised, and a point of honor with me.

You however... bring bad behavior upon yourself.

You constantly insult those, who are probably smarter than you (go take the Nuclear Field Qual test someday...)... casting aspersions on their intelligence....

I am one of the few on this site, who tried to treat you with civility....

No longer.... I will now join the chorus of many on this site... with a hearty... FUCK YOU... instead of actually listening to your sometimes correct arguments....

Posted by: BB Wolf at April 01, 2015 05:06 PM (qh617)

412 I think we should have a new rule here, anyone who consistently insults other posters should be banned. [
/i]

Thou ruttish tallow-faced bag of guts!

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at April 01, 2015 05:06 PM (/kI1Q)

413

Crap.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at April 01, 2015 05:07 PM (/kI1Q)

414 >>Well at least Menendez looks to be taking it in the shorts.



8 count indictment of bribery, each count carries a maximum of 15 years.

That's how he likes his women - maximum of 15 years.

Posted by: Aviator at April 01, 2015 05:11 PM (sQzB6)

415
I think we should have a new rule here, anyone who consistently insults other posters should be banned.
Posted by: Nevergiveup
........................................
Except of course, when those insulted have mothersseen wearing army boots.

Posted by: wth at April 01, 2015 05:12 PM (wAQA5)

416 Er, nood.

Posted by: Piercello at April 01, 2015 05:13 PM (QJCCx)

417 The living wage proponents have already established 15.00/ hr is the proper LW amount so WalMart is still evil and 5.00 / hr in arrears.

Posted by: Cruzinator at April 01, 2015 05:16 PM (sIhFA)

418 "328
I used to think that the most horrible thing in the world would be if
some enemy government managed to smuggle a nuke into DC and set it off.



I don't think that anymore.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 01, 2015 04:43 PM (Kpl3J)"

The current administration is making that scenario a lot more likely.

Posted by: Steve Kroft at April 01, 2015 05:19 PM (KDbAT)

419 385 -
You've hit on the horror beneath this all. When a civilization is in doubt of existing to its citizens; when the Rule of Law is honestly doubted and the word "justice" is meaningless for many - then what comes is .. anything.

Anyone could give up. Anything could happen when the structure of the Republic is in tatters.

I'd prefer to use the ash and soot-covered forms of the Judicial System to get them - even unfairly- on the gibbet. Even through lies since through lies we have gotten here. Even though warrantless searches, targeted political prosecutions, with kangaroo courts after kangaroo courts - as long as they are punished with the remains of the system they burned to the ground.

I want them healthy so we can pervert the Judicial System in the same way they did - one last time - to eradicate them forever. Justice can come from pretense and lies - once.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at April 01, 2015 05:22 PM (S8V5R)

420 Hands up, everyone who was surprised by this. If your hand is raised, you haven't been paying attention.

Posted by: Null at April 01, 2015 05:32 PM (xjpRj)

421 Good, because if Holder did it the findings would be 100% not guilty. This will leave it to a Republican in the Prezzy office where there is the sliver of 0.01% belief they may actually prosecute her.

Posted by: dogfish at April 01, 2015 05:36 PM (1vYi0)

422 "Vultures, Vultures Everywhere"

Posted by: Donna,,,,Seriously. at April 01, 2015 05:55 PM (E/XWt)

423 "Supposedly the DoJ is still considering bringing some sort of charges against her over the Tea Party Targeting."

No, you, or whoever you're getting that from, are reading that part the wrong way. What the DoJ is doing is using the sheer size of the potential investigation, with thousands of potentially affected claimants and so thousands more in potential witnesses to be questioned, to deliberately assign totally inadequate investigative resources to the task. Holder knows full well that at the current pace the DoJ investigation into the potential victims is bound to take well into next year; hell, with the current resources, it could easily take into next decade.

What the DoJ is doing by announcing they're not going after Lerner for contempt, that's totally for the Dem base, which includes a huge per cent age of federal government workers. This announcement effectively forces GOP House leaders to put before the House a vote on whether to proceed against Lerner in the federal court system.

But we know from the history and progress of the Dems when they were in the majority trying to go to the courts to get after then-AG Alberto Gonzales that it takes YEARS to go that route to a conclusion, and that if an election intervenes and a new Congress gets sworn in, they have to start all over again. And that problem is only made worse by the fact that Lerner didn't just leave the IRS, she left the civil service completely and retired. That was part of the Bush administration's strategy for dealing with Schumer and rest going after AG-AG: that it no longer qualifies as "Oversight" once the officer leaves the service, and has to be dealt with consistent with the US Code as a matter of criminal perjury or obstruction of justice; mere "contempt" doesn't cut it any more.

Posted by: Wax the Gunter Flog at April 01, 2015 06:55 PM (lqeGC)

424 and of course, the Republican establishment wants to get to the bottom of it, too. LOL! Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, know what I mean?

The Republican party establishment was involved in the targeting Tea Party groups, too. They were involved in this up to their eyeballs. Do I have proof? Nope, but they aren't doing anything to get to the bottom of it, and they also benefited the most from the targeting. They hate conservatives more than they hate Democrats - wait! they don't hate Democrats! They ARE Democrats! Dang, this is getting so confusing.

Posted by: Mr Kobeyashi at April 01, 2015 10:29 PM (2/oBD)

425 She was only doing what the King wanted.

Posted by: burt at April 02, 2015 03:16 PM (ls8AU)

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