Democratic Controlled Senate Tells Conservatives To Go To Hell, Sets Up Hot GOP On GOP Action Vs. House Over Highway Spending

When last we visited GOP Failure Theater: Highway Spending Edition, Ted Cruz was calling Mitch McConnell a liar on the floor of the Senate and McConnell was busy ensuring the Ex-Im Bank rose from the dead while preventing any conservatives amendments from being offered.

All of this came to a head in a rare Sunday Senate session where the GOP delivered the votes to add the Ex-Im to the bill but prevented Ted Cruz from offering an amendment that would have forced the Iranians to recognize Israel and free four Americans before any deal with Obama could go into effect.

Cruz's amendment was ruled out of order and he appealed the ruling of the chair. GOP leadership is angry at Cruz so they denied him "a sufficient second" (11 Senators) to get a role call vote on his appeal.

Mike Lee also offered an amendment to pass a repeal of ObamaCare which would have also required 51 votes on an appeal of the chair. For some reason the GOP denied him a roll call vote on his appeal. Thus preventing the GOP from passing an ObamaCare repeal with only 51 votes. Attempts to bring up an amendment to defund the body parts traffickers at Planned Parenthood.

Of course had those amendments passed the Democrats would have filibustered the bill thus killing the highway bill and the Ex-Im re-authorization.

At least we know the GOP's priorities.

In fairness, McConnell did allow a pretend ObamaCare repeal vote which needed 60 votes. It got 49. So yeah, the GOP couldn't even muster a majority to pretend to repeal ObamaCare.

Lee was not amused.

"That Senate leaders blocked votes on amendments to defund Planned Parenthood and require Iran to recognize Israel's right to exist is a disappointment," Lee said. "But the way they did it by disenfranchising the people of Utah on the Senate floor is absolutely unacceptable. Utahns and all Americans deserve to have their voices heard on these questions."

"Tomorrow," Lee added, "begins the work of doing better."

Yes, always tomorrow. Why if you just give the GOP 745 House seats, 342 Senate seats, the presidency and 63 SCOTUS seats, then they might be able to do something you like (but probably not). Until then, keep those checks, volunteer hours and votes coming!

Next year gang! Next year.

Reminder: Lee had a better highway plan that never even got a sniff from the GOP leadership. It involved less federal control and that means less ROI to the party's investors/owners at the Chamber of Commerce. Can't have that kind of crazy talk.

So now that Senate has passed a multi year highway bill that is partially funded (and that part is full of gimmicks that will never produce the money it promises) and the House has passed a five month short term extension that is funded by changes to international tax laws that McConnell says won't pass this year. The House bill doesn't include an Ex-Im save either.

The Senate is set to pass the highway bill today and with funding for the Highway Trust fund set to hit its statutory floor on Friday, we should see who blinks in the next day or two.

In the matter of McConnell vs. Boehner I shall be rooting for injuries.

Posted by: DrewM. at 10:18 AM




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1 Blue on Blue

It isn't gonna get better, is it?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 27, 2015 10:22 AM (VPLuQ)

2 The U.S. is effectively a banana republic with nukes.

The elites simply no longer even attempt to hide their actions and contempt.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 27, 2015 10:23 AM (I6d7z)

3 That's odd.

Two threads with two different active socks at the same time.
Even after hitting Refresh.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 27, 2015 10:25 AM (VPLuQ)

4 I would pay real money for a transcript of Cruz' meeting with *REDACTED TO PREVENT THREAD DISAPPEARANCE* last week.

Posted by: some random meathead at July 27, 2015 10:25 AM (/m9uo)

5 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 27, 2015 10:25 AM (M1uf/)

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

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 27, 2015 10:26 AM (M1uf/)

7 The GOPe is complicit in the continued destruction of our country. I don't see how anyone but the most blind follower of the Repub establishment could conclude otherwise.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2015 10:27 AM (2Ojst)

8 Could someone tell me the difference between Mitch Reid and Harry McConnell?

Seriously.

Posted by: steveegg at July 27, 2015 10:27 AM (cL79m)

9 And this is why Trump's Hair Piece is doing so well in the polls. Conservatives are done with this crap. No mas.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 27, 2015 10:27 AM (M1uf/)

10 I HATE liberturdians

Posted by: Uncle Rick at July 27, 2015 10:27 AM (ZbB1q)

11 You can't call it failure theater if the Reid Schumer McConnell leadership gets the results they intended

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at July 27, 2015 10:28 AM (vvn84)

12 Posted by: steveegg at July 27, 2015 10:27 AM (cL79m)

The Searchlight Strangler really tries to fulfill at least some of his promises.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 27, 2015 10:28 AM (M1uf/)

13
Republicans are connivers.

Republicans stand for Nothing, but kneel before Democrats.

Posted by: Soothie at July 27, 2015 10:28 AM (ppXFZ)

14 We need the ashole min-moo to arrive and save us, explaining how the death of socons has resulted in fiscal sanity.

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 27, 2015 10:28 AM (Spluw)

15 Feel the hate flow . . .

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 27, 2015 10:28 AM (JO9+V)

16 (R) and (D).

All serve me.

Posted by: Mammon at July 27, 2015 10:29 AM (/m9uo)

17 The matter of Boehner versus McConnell will be settled over many free drinks, courtesy of the Chamber, and the only risk of injury comes from laughing too hard.

Posted by: MTF at July 27, 2015 10:29 AM (TxJGV)

18 Good thing we have a big important election coming up to fix all these shenanigans!

Posted by: Weasel at July 27, 2015 10:29 AM (6xtq3)

19 8 Could someone tell me the difference between Mitch Reid and Harry McConnell?
Seriously.
Posted by: steveegg at July 27, 2015 10:27 AM (cL79m)

One of them is a proud Democrat, the other likes little boys.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft - Happy birthday Bugs at July 27, 2015 10:29 AM (nqiq9)

20 But remember folks...a vote for anyone but Jeb! guarantees that Hillary will be elected.

/sarc

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at July 27, 2015 10:30 AM (UPYPp)

21 Their World, we just live in it.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 27, 2015 10:30 AM (oVJmc)

22
GOP

The party of chicanery.

Posted by: Soothie at July 27, 2015 10:30 AM (ppXFZ)

23 Next up : a vote on a bill requiring Iran to recognize Planned Parenthood.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 27, 2015 10:31 AM (W5DcG)

24 Just to recap: The Republican Party is no longer pro-life, no longer pro-capitalism, no longer pro-Israel, no longer pro-rule of law.

And you (you know who YOU are) are still pro-Republican... why?

Posted by: BurtTC at July 27, 2015 10:31 AM (TOk1P)

25 Perot was saying this over twenty years ago. These people are engaging in behavior that would get a peasant arrested. No business is allowed to do anything like this.

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 27, 2015 10:31 AM (Spluw)

26 That last thread took a bad turn. I apologize

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 27, 2015 10:31 AM (7RXcs)

27 The Republican Party is now nothing more than Mr. Paul Anka's band, and the role of Mr. Paul Anka is tonight being performed by the Chamber of Commerce.

Posted by: MTF at July 27, 2015 10:31 AM (TxJGV)

28 I was thinking the Republican Party is now Caitlyn.

Hell, America is now Caitlyn.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 27, 2015 10:33 AM (7RXcs)

29 "Fvck you!" they explained.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at July 27, 2015 10:33 AM (EewWx)

30 It isn't gonna get better, is it?

Posted by: Village Idiot's


Only if tridents are involved and Magic 8 Ball sez "No."

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 27, 2015 10:33 AM (VY8H5)

31

Well. Let's see if Mr Trump starts bellowing about this. I personally am all for his being a mega phone. He cannot be ignored right now.

Posted by: ThunderB at July 27, 2015 10:33 AM (zOTsN)

32
Repubilcans are also now a Big Govt party.

They are Corporate Fascists, being led around by their Democrat advisers.

Posted by: Soothie at July 27, 2015 10:34 AM (ppXFZ)

33 Gettin' Ornery Prostates.

Posted by: Dr. Nucatola's Fetus Herbal Tea at July 27, 2015 10:34 AM (zfbtA)

34 26 That last thread took a bad turn. I apologize
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 27, 2015 10:31 AM (7RXcs)

We didn't really need to know that your anus is as big as a house. Apology accepted.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2015 10:34 AM (2Ojst)

35 I'm on the Highway to Hell.

Posted by: Shallow HAL 2000 at July 27, 2015 10:34 AM (VcOqI)

36 Yes, always tomorrow. Why if you just give the GOP 745 House seats, 342 Senate seats, the presidency and 63 SCOTUS seats, why they might be able to do something you like. Until then, keep those checks, volunteer hours and votes coming!

Nailed it.
They are such assholes.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 27, 2015 10:35 AM (NOIQH)

37 Cause right now this is an inside baseball story.

But if trump talks about the perfidy of republican leadership perhaps the candidates will need to disavow them

Posted by: ThunderB at July 27, 2015 10:35 AM (zOTsN)

38 this sort of shit is why i am NOT a republican anymore...

fuck the GOPe, sideways, with a tanker's bar wrapped in 3 rolls of concertina wire.

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 27, 2015 10:35 AM (lsWof)

39 I have been reading defenses of the Ex-Im Bank this morning. They amount to, "Jobs are supported by this, and other countries have it, and if the USA doesn't it puts us at a disadvantage."

What is the refutation of these talking points?

Posted by: V the K at July 27, 2015 10:35 AM (O7MnT)

40 GOP? Adios.

Posted by: Shallow HAL 2000 at July 27, 2015 10:36 AM (VcOqI)

41 Merle Johnson was right!


We are rolling downhill like a snowball headed for hell.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 27, 2015 10:36 AM (JO9+V)

42
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) lamented in a floor speech that the upper chamber had been a place where "colleagues treat each other with respect."

"Squabbling and sanctimony may be tolerated on the campaign trail but not in here," Hatch said.



"Gentlemen -- you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!"

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 27, 2015 10:36 AM (kdS6q)

43 I always knew the perpetual orange barrel projects were a scam, but apparently the scam goes all the way to DC.
*facepalm*
Somebody please tell McConnell to stop being the stereotype Republican politician please?

Meanwhile Trump is gaining momentum and nobody in the know claims to know why. I can think of a couple more reasons this morning...

Posted by: exdem13 at July 27, 2015 10:36 AM (ry4ab)

44 Reagan was an abberation-- the GOP has always been a big government party.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 27, 2015 10:36 AM (oVJmc)

45 What is the refutation of these talking points?

Posted by: V the K

Derisive laughter.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at July 27, 2015 10:38 AM (VAsIq)

46 >>"Squabbling and sanctimony may be tolerated on the campaign trail but not in here," Hatch said.


So...I guess he was out those days Harry Reid took to the Senate floor and slandered Mitt Romney during the 2012 campaign?
Did he not see Reid recently saying he didn't care if anything he said was true, as long as it was effective?

Collegiality is a one-way street, bucko.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 27, 2015 10:38 AM (NOIQH)

47 "Just to recap: The Republican Party is no longer pro-life, no longer pro-capitalism, no longer pro-Israel, no longer pro-rule of law."

Sure, but just look at the Democrats, shall we?

Not Pro-Life
Not Pro-Capitalism
Not Pro- Israel
Not Pro-Rule of la.....




Hey, wait a minute....



Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 27, 2015 10:38 AM (VPLuQ)

48 "Tomorrow," Lee added, "begins the work of doing better."


Oh yeah, Mike? How do you expect that to happen with that shitweasel fucktard McConnell still in charge?

Posted by: DangerGirl at July 27, 2015 10:39 AM (tHAoL)

49 Anyone hear about a incident involving a little red headed girl and a Shetland pony this weekend at Gettysburg?

Posted by: wrg500 at July 27, 2015 10:39 AM (kQBSd)

50 what is hilarious is the republican establishment attacking trump for his liberal views


As they vote to keep obamacare

They vote to keep funding planned parenthood

They vote to continue open borders

And they vote to keep the ex import bank

Posted by: ThunderB at July 27, 2015 10:39 AM (zOTsN)

51
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said in a floor speech that Cruz's effort "would destroy regular order in the Senate." "It would create chaos in the Senate," Alexander said.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said on the Senate floor that Cruz's effort would create "chaos." "We will lose all control of the Senate's schedule," he said on the Senate floor. "I certainly don't think it's in the best effort of the American people."



Buttercups. Such pretty delicate buttercups they all are.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 27, 2015 10:39 AM (kdS6q)

52 What is the refutation of these talking points?

Posted by: V the K


The majority of jobs in the US should not and do not depend on two companies sidling up to the taxpayer wet-bar.

Second, other countries practice state-managed mercantilism?

No shit. They're called failures.

Corporate welfare is every bit as debilitating as individual welfare to an economy.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 27, 2015 10:40 AM (VY8H5)

53
Could someone tell me the difference between Mitch Reid and Harry McConnell?

Seriously.
Posted by: steveegg at July 27, 2015 10:27 AM (cL79m)







Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines (or Chelonii) characterised by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield, while Lizards are a widespread group of squamate reptiles, with approximately over 6,000 species, ranging across all continents except Antarctica, as well as most oceanic island chains.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 27, 2015 10:40 AM (VbHFl)

54 Oof. Expected lifetime of this thread?

Posted by: Agent J at July 27, 2015 10:41 AM (ueOgE)

55 Reagan was an abberation-- the GOP has always been a big government party.

Did the government shrink under Reagan?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 27, 2015 10:41 AM (W5DcG)

56 "Anyone hear about a incident involving a little red headed girl and a Shetland pony this weekend at Gettysburg?"

AtC meets My Little Pony.

Film at eleven.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 27, 2015 10:41 AM (VPLuQ)

57
Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines (or Chelonii) characterised by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield, while Lizards are a widespread group of squamate reptiles, with approximately over 6,000 species, ranging across all continents except Antarctica, as well as most oceanic island chains.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 27, 2015 10:40 AM (VbHFl)

Give me my earpiece back!

Posted by: Soledad O'Brien at July 27, 2015 10:41 AM (2Ojst)

58 What is the refutation of these talking points?

Posted by: V the K at July 27, 2015 10:35 AM (O7MnT)

The Ex-Im Bank finances purchases of American products....financing that would not otherwise be granted by the world credit markets.

That, in and of itself should be enough to refute any argument for the bank.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 27, 2015 10:41 AM (Zu3d9)

59 Today I formally announce the vague outlines of a new party, to replace the worthless hollow shell of the GOP. The New Party shall be known as the Pro-Con Party (either Pro-Constitution or Pro-Conservative). I invite everyone to call and write their congresscritters to tell them you have broken with the Republican Party because they are faithless, and then give me a bunch of money to get the ball rolling on Pro-Con.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at July 27, 2015 10:42 AM (VAsIq)

60 Cause right now this is an inside baseball story.



But if trump talks about the perfidy of republican leadership perhaps the candidates will need to disavow them

Posted by: ThunderB at July 27, 2015 10:35 AM (zOTsN)


Honestly, it shouldn't BE inside baseball, and it shouldn't take a Trump to talk about it. Once upon a time there was a vibrant conservative media, even if it was being ignored by the mainstream press.

These people are as much responsible for the silence as anybody. They're still playing the "Ssshhh! We might get a supermajority if we be vewy vewy quiet, heh heh heh" game with all this.


Meanwhile, the Washington leadership is now openly demonstrating contempt for everything the Party once stood for. They wouldn't be able to get away with that, without a HUGE number of co-conspirators.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 27, 2015 10:42 AM (TOk1P)

61 Loved the "redacted" comment upthread.

"Bringbackdave'spost!

Posted by: teej-tiny print banned at July 27, 2015 10:42 AM (fE9nD)

62 Oof. Expected lifetime of this thread?




#twoweeks

Posted by: rickb223 at July 27, 2015 10:42 AM (vxBxx)

63

The Sanders v Clinton divisions is also contentious.

The whole country is so angry and divisive.

Only in Obama's America.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 27, 2015 10:42 AM (qCMvj)

64 Does that asshole McConnell not realize that ordinary Americans are not stupid, and that many of them are aware -- and more catching on every day -- to his treacherous deceptions and scheming?

At some point, and we are quickly approaching that point, there will be enough people clued in that a cascade will start, and then build like a tsunami.

The reckoning, when it comes (and it will) will be a fearsome thing to behold. And there will not be enough pork in all the world to save Mitchie's corrupt ass when it happens.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 27, 2015 10:42 AM (kGrdk)

65 ranging across all continents except Antarctica

Fucking penguins.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at July 27, 2015 10:43 AM (/kI1Q)

66 Cthulhu/SMOD 2016: One Shared Vision for America's Future

Posted by: Agent J at July 27, 2015 10:43 AM (ueOgE)

67 GOP #GOPhuckYourselves that is all

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at July 27, 2015 10:43 AM (0O7c5)

68 This thread will end in T minus 17 minutes........

Posted by: Shallow HAL 2000 at July 27, 2015 10:43 AM (VcOqI)

69 "It would create chaos in the Senate," Alexander said.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 27, 2015 10:39 AM (kdS6q)

That would be fvcking awesome!

Those cocksuckers are far too comfortable. Toss a few rhetorical grenades into the senate chambers.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 27, 2015 10:44 AM (Zu3d9)

70 >>Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said in a floor speech that Cruz's effort "would destroy regular order in the Senate." "It would create chaos in the Senate," Alexander said.


Maybe someone could show them a tape of CSPAN's coverage of the UK's PM "Question Time" w/Parliament?

http://www.parliament.uk/about/how/business/questions/

The lack of collegiality is awesome, and does not create chaos.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 27, 2015 10:44 AM (NOIQH)

71 49
Anyone hear about a incident involving a little red headed girl and a Shetland pony this weekend at Gettysburg?
--------------
No, but I am listening.

Posted by: exdem13 at July 27, 2015 10:44 AM (ry4ab)

72 65 ranging across all continents except Antarctica

Fucking penguins.
Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at July 27, 2015 10:43 AM (/kI1Q)

Go on...

Posted by: An Ornithophile at July 27, 2015 10:45 AM (2Ojst)

73 This thread will end in T minus 17 minutes........


Posted by: Shallow HAL 2000 at July 27, 2015 10:43 AM (VcOqI)

So that is when AtC gets here with her flamethrower?

Posted by: wrg500 at July 27, 2015 10:45 AM (kQBSd)

74 62 Oof. Expected lifetime of this thread? #twoweeks
Posted by: rickb223 at July 27, 2015 10:42 AM (vxBxx)

I meant until somebody crosses the Line of Death That We Don't Know What It Is

Posted by: Agent J at July 27, 2015 10:45 AM (ueOgE)

75 Your attitudes give Ron Wilson a sad, so he rubs more hookers and blow on it.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 27, 2015 10:45 AM (oVJmc)

76 Soon.

Posted by: The Lace Whig Party at July 27, 2015 10:45 AM (oZr5y)

77 There was a civil war in Washington, one that the conservatives and the conservative-leaning libertarians lost.

Now they're razing our towns and raping our women.

When you look at it like that, it all makes perfect sense.

Posted by: Chupacabras at July 27, 2015 10:46 AM (5npD/)

78 76 Soon.
Posted by: The Lace Whig Party at July 27, 2015 10:45 AM (oZr5y)

Not if I have anything to say about it.

Posted by: Machine politics for sale at July 27, 2015 10:46 AM (2Ojst)

79 SMOD / Yellowstone Caldera 2016!


"You can run but you'll just die tired. And screaming."

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 27, 2015 10:46 AM (JO9+V)

80
Cthulhu/SMOD 2016: One Shared Vision for America's Future
Posted by: Agent J at July 27, 2015 10:43 AM (ueOgE)







Greater Evil/Global World-Ending Thermonuclear Destruction? Where do I send my contribution?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 27, 2015 10:46 AM (VbHFl)

81 Could someone tell me the difference between Mitch Reid and Harry McConnell?
_________________

Reid has a chin and McConnell doesn't.

Other than that, no real difference. They both enjoy screwing little boys, and American citizens.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 27, 2015 10:46 AM (kGrdk)

82

Well since McConnell prevented the Stop Butchering Human
Babies Like Cattle Amendment, because collegial and bipartisan or some
shit, this seems appropriate...
Hundreds Gather for Unveiling of Satanic Statue in Detroit

Posted by: some random meathead at July 27, 2015 10:46 AM (/m9uo)

83 from previous thread

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 27, 2015 09:55 AM (qCMvj)

Do you have a microplane? A little bag of lemon zest in the freezer is a good thing.
Posted by: Martha Stewart at July 27, 2015 10:12 AM (GzDYP)


yes, I have a few (I used one this morning to make my Lemon Ice Cream mixture that is now in the fridge before putting in the ice cream maker. I had set aside a 1 /2 cup of the fresh lemon juice I was squeezing and zest from two lemons for the recipe).

I froze all the lemon rind halves already, however. Sometimes I zest and save some zest in the freezer (also with oranges, and grated fresh ginger too). Today, I was lazy and just put the rinds in. That works for me in a pinch too. It zests fine when frozen.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 27, 2015 10:46 AM (qCMvj)

84 63




The Sanders v Clinton divisions is also contentious.



The whole country is so angry and divisive.



Only in Obama's America.

------------
It's just the way he likes it, and his Commie terrorist mentor likes it, and his America-hating wife likes it, and his both his Secretaries of State like it.


Posted by: exdem13 at July 27, 2015 10:47 AM (ry4ab)

85 Could someone tell me the difference between Mitch Reid and Harry McConnell?


One eyeball.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 27, 2015 10:48 AM (qCMvj)

86 It's not all Republicans. But just like our screwed up citizenry, it only takes 52% of them to make the GOP the failure it is. I hate that some Senators are more equal than other Senators. I also hate that Kentucky voters get to basically decide how our country is run.

Posted by: Cruzinator at July 27, 2015 10:48 AM (KkliO)

87 79 SMOD / Yellowstone Caldera 2016!


"You can run but you'll just die tired. And screaming."
Posted by: Count de Monet at July 27, 2015 10:46 AM (JO9+V)

Instantaneous annihilation. Now that's a policy position I can support wholeheartedly.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2015 10:48 AM (2Ojst)

88 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 27, 2015 10:46 AM (qCMvj)

I use the peels for cocktails and usually have to scramble for enough zest for cooking.

#firstworldproblems

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 27, 2015 10:49 AM (Zu3d9)

89 Does that asshole McConnell not realize that ordinary Americans are not stupid

Posted by: TrivialPursuer

Ha!

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at July 27, 2015 10:49 AM (VAsIq)

90 Meanwhile, back at Camp Unelectable Lunatic:

Up Like Trump - NSFW rap video gets over 25 million hits.

Breitbart - http://tinyurl.com/nsd3h58

Posted by: some random meathead at July 27, 2015 10:49 AM (/m9uo)

91 Hundreds Gather for Unveiling of Satanic Statue in Detroit
Posted by: some random meathead at July 27, 2015 10:46 AM (/m9uo)


Fucking A.

Another Obama statue?

Posted by: 1bulwetweft - Happy birthday Bugs at July 27, 2015 10:49 AM (nqiq9)

92 *facepalm*

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at July 27, 2015 10:50 AM (go6ud)

93 Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said in a floor speech that Cruz's effort "would destroy regular order in the Senate." "It would create chaos in the Senate," Alexander said.


I would have said: "And, your point?"

I want the chaos. We need a shakeup. We need an earthquake, a tsunami, a Politiknado!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 27, 2015 10:50 AM (qCMvj)

94
What kills me is that the door is wide open for an articulate conservative LEADER to emerge.

NOW is the time.

Walker? Jindal? Opportunity is knocking.

Posted by: Soothie at July 27, 2015 10:50 AM (ppXFZ)

95 Isn't that the second post of dave's that has been disappeared?

Posted by: Infidel at July 27, 2015 10:51 AM (3b6dx)

96 Anyone hear about a incident involving a little red headed girl and a Shetland pony this weekend at Gettysburg?
--------------
No, but I am listening.


Posted by: exdem13 at July 27, 2015 10:44 AM (ry4ab)


Wait a sec... <unfastens belt, unbuttons pants>

Ok, go on...

Posted by: Chester D. Molester at July 27, 2015 10:51 AM (TOk1P)

97 I remember when people would come on here and give me shit about not voting GOP. Said it was better for conservatives to get some of what we wanted instead of 100% of nothing.

Just when do we get some of the agenda that we wanted.....?

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at July 27, 2015 10:52 AM (eytER)

98 The republicans in that Ohio district and in Kentucky who vote for Boehner and McConnell should be marked with a letter I for idiot. They are worse than democrats.

Posted by: Reality Man at July 27, 2015 10:52 AM (9AQdP)

99 "I want the chaos. We need a shakeup. We need an earthquake, a tsunami, a Politiknado!"


I give you *Tada* Donald Trump.

The only person with both an ego and a wallet large enough to nudge that moribund organization into some semblance of change.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 27, 2015 10:52 AM (VPLuQ)

100 I keep lemons and limes on hand year-round, why bother freezing any zest?

First world solutions.

Posted by: Chupacabras at July 27, 2015 10:53 AM (5npD/)

101 Anyone hear about a incident involving a little red headed girl and a Shetland pony this weekend at Gettysburg?
--------------
No, but I am listening.


They tried to reenact Pickett's charge but lost AtC in the weeds.

Posted by: wrg500 at July 27, 2015 10:53 AM (kQBSd)

102 Third Party time.

It isn't like we have anything to lose.

Posted by: EndOfPatience at July 27, 2015 10:53 AM (ky5gy)

103
Republicans only control 1/2 of 1/3 of 0% of obama's government.

Posted by: Soothie at July 27, 2015 10:54 AM (ppXFZ)

104 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 27, 2015 10:41 AM (Zu3d9)

Boeing (for example) could finance the purchases themselves, and likely make little profit off it.
Or they could leverage influence with the super banks.
But why bother, if the government will do it for you!

Posted by: tsrblke (Tablet) at July 27, 2015 10:54 AM (U8W/7)

105 Anyone hear about a incident involving a little red headed girl and a Shetland pony this weekend at Gettysburg?
--------------
No, but I am listening.




Posted by: exdem13 at July 27, 2015 10:44 AM (ry4ab)


Wait a sec... <unfastens belt, unbuttons pants>

Ok, go on...


Posted by: Chester D. Molester at July 27, 2015 10:51 AM (TOk1P)


Sorry... Ricky Gervais tells a really really REALLY awful (and funny) joke, loosely along these lines, but it takes a visual demonstration to go along with it, so...

Posted by: BurtTC at July 27, 2015 10:54 AM (TOk1P)

106 "Isn't that the second post of dave's that has been disappeared?
"

First one was basically an open letter to those causing the recent unpleasantness in the city of Baltimore.

Some felt it to tread the line to closely to being racist.


Some people also are truth averse.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 27, 2015 10:55 AM (VPLuQ)

107 Republicans only control 1/2 of 1/3 of 0% of obama's government.

The Repubs. need to get a phone and a pen to do anything.

Posted by: wrg500 at July 27, 2015 10:55 AM (kQBSd)

108 Interesting Breitbart article, that was.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at July 27, 2015 10:55 AM (go6ud)

109 Some people also are truth averse.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 27, 2015 10:55 AM (VPLuQ)

is that what happened to yesterday's too?

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at July 27, 2015 10:56 AM (0O7c5)

110 Some people also are truth averse.

Word.

Posted by: Infidel at July 27, 2015 10:56 AM (3b6dx)

111 I am taking steps to create a habitable environment on Pluto. So far, my experiments have killed all but two of my fellow mission members. I still remain optimistic, and have the greatest zeal for the mission. From what I gather, Pluto is our last, best hope.

Posted by: Shallow HAL 2000 at July 27, 2015 10:56 AM (VcOqI)

112 Anyone hear about a incident involving a little red headed girl and a Shetland pony this weekend at Gettysburg?

Pistols at dawn, motherf*cker.

Posted by: Charlie Brown at July 27, 2015 10:56 AM (2Ojst)

113
When Democrats won big in 2006 they shut down Bush and ran the federal government, all except the Iraq war -- they said No, George, you keep that one and we'll use it to to ruin your party in 2008.

Posted by: Soothie at July 27, 2015 10:57 AM (ppXFZ)

114 Some many people also are truth averse.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 27, 2015 10:57 AM (W5DcG)

115 I remember when people would come on here and give
me shit about not voting GOP. Said it was better for conservatives to
get some of what we wanted instead of 100% of nothing.



Just when do we get some of the agenda that we wanted.....?

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at July 27, 2015 10:52 AM (eytER)


One could argue it was true. As late as the '12 election cycle, you could make that case. After '12 though, it was clear the direction the Party had taken. Even if some still wanted to avoid acknowledging it.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 27, 2015 10:57 AM (TOk1P)

116 And, yes, I am a downgraded, used surplus model.

Posted by: Shallow HAL 2000 at July 27, 2015 10:57 AM (VcOqI)

117 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 27, 2015 10:46 AM (qCMvj)

I use the peels for cocktails and usually have to scramble for enough zest for cooking.

#firstworldproblems
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 27, 2015 10:49 AM (Zu3d9)


I could go for a cocktail right about now.
But, I won't.
Thank goodness for self-restraint!
Coffee instead.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 27, 2015 10:57 AM (qCMvj)

118 Not to rehash the whole cuckservative thing, but didn't Jeb cuck Mexico when he married Columba?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 27, 2015 10:57 AM (oFCZn)

119 I wonder if Dave would send me that post if I figured out how to contact him.
Really want to send it when I send back a questionnaire the RNC sent me.
With a few added comments of my own, of course.
Back to work.

Posted by: teej-tiny print banned at July 27, 2015 10:57 AM (fE9nD)

120 Isn't that the second post of dave's that has been disappeared?

Posted by: Infidel at July 27, 2015 10:51 AM (3b6dx)

Yes....it was the second time he pissed in his host's face.

Posted by: Lurkster1023 at July 27, 2015 10:58 AM (vaZxb)

121 Not sure how Cornyn has avoided pushback from my fellow Texans? Or a qualified opponent.

Posted by: RustyG at July 27, 2015 10:58 AM (TMrG4)

122 It's Monday, Dave, and, no, I won't do an effing thing today.

Posted by: Shallow HAL 9000 at July 27, 2015 10:58 AM (VcOqI)

123 Q: How do you reach and influence the LIVs and FSAs of EBT Nation?

A: NSFW - Something called 'Mac Miller' has a NSFW video on Youtube called 'Donald Trump'

1. It is absolutely tuneless and idiotic. I have heard motor vehicle accidents that were more musically appealing.


2. It has over 100, 000, 000 views.

Posted by: some random meathead at July 27, 2015 10:59 AM (/m9uo)

124
2. It has over 100, 000, 000 views.

Posted by: some random meathead at July 27, 2015 10:59 AM (/m9uo)

Pfft.

Posted by: Gangnam Style at July 27, 2015 10:59 AM (2Ojst)

125 "is that what happened to yesterday's too?"
Despite being heavily into commenting on the thread that never was, I have no knowledge of why, or by whom that thread went *Poof*

And I do not care to conjecture at this point.

It still comes down to the unassailable truth that it's the bosses blog, and the bosses rules.

You have heard of the assassins veto?

This is the owners veto.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 27, 2015 10:59 AM (VPLuQ)

126 Sorry... Ricky Gervais tells a really really REALLY awful (and funny) joke, loosely along these lines, but it takes a visual demonstration to go along with it, so...
Posted by: BurtTC at July 27, 2015 10:54 AM (TOk1P)


Watched a couple of his An Idiot Abroad episodes recently.

oh my

comedians are twisted, hehe

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 27, 2015 11:00 AM (qCMvj)

127 Just want to say how nice Mindy and her husband are. We had a lovely afternoon yesterday.

Posted by: Infidel at July 27, 2015 11:00 AM (3b6dx)

128 Yes....it was the second time he pissed in his host's face.

Posted by: Lurkster1023 at July 27, 2015 10:58 AM (vaZxb)

how so?...

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at July 27, 2015 11:00 AM (0O7c5)

129 wretch. wretch. wretch.

Posted by: Sphynx at July 27, 2015 11:00 AM (OZmbA)

130 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 27, 2015 10:49 AM (Zu3d9)

Nah a real first world problem is that I had to throw out a grapefruit because I needed the peel to brew some beer, but no one in our house eats grapefruit.

Posted by: tsrblke (Tablet) at July 27, 2015 11:00 AM (U8W/7)

131 Looks like the Republican Party is having its big Whig moment. The Whigs played go-along and get-along with the Democrats over slavery. As a result, the Whigs forced a third-party split and--over the period of a few short years--ceased to exist as a viable political party. They just withered away.

Do none of those guys read history books?

Posted by: troyriser at July 27, 2015 11:01 AM (XHR9b)

132
Yes....it was the second time he pissed in his host's face.
Posted by: Lurkster1023 at


Oh is that so, dunce who just appeared out of nowhere?

Posted by: Soothie at July 27, 2015 11:01 AM (ppXFZ)

133 Infidel

This link was posted yesterday


http://ace.mu.nu/archives/358078.php


Lurkster1023

Exactly how did Weirddave "piss in Ace's face", dipshit?

Posted by: some random meathead at July 27, 2015 11:02 AM (/m9uo)

134 Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at July 27, 2015 11:00 AM (0O7c5)

Total WAG, but I suspect it was considered to hostile towards whateverhisnameis.

Posted by: tsrblke (Tablet) at July 27, 2015 11:02 AM (U8W/7)

135 While Hatch are all being so non-chaotic and collegial three prominent headlines at Drudge:

* Immigrant flood turning Virginia blue
* MS-13 Gang in Land of Colonial Williamsburg
* 1/5 of El Salvador lives in USA
* More green cards issued in 1 year than lived in original 13 colonies

*shakes head in disgust*

Posted by: Lizzy at July 27, 2015 11:02 AM (NOIQH)

136 How in God's name do we uproot these GOPe motherfuc*ers?

Posted by: rrpjr at July 27, 2015 11:02 AM (s/yC1)

137
There isn't a mikvah dark, deep and filthy enough to drown these fucks in.

Cunts. Fithy running cunts, the lot of them.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 27, 2015 11:02 AM (St6BJ)

138 Nah a real first world problem is that I had to throw out a
grapefruit because I needed the peel to brew some beer, but no one in
our house eats grapefruit.


I don't see the problem there.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at July 27, 2015 11:02 AM (/kI1Q)

139
Lurkster is just another fellatio expert who likes the company of men and votes for Democrats.

Posted by: Soothie at July 27, 2015 11:03 AM (ppXFZ)

140
Mitch Meconium.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 27, 2015 11:03 AM (St6BJ)

141 The constant GOPe Failure Theater is bumming me out. I don't think this country can be saved. Time to get right with God.

Posted by: biancaneve at July 27, 2015 11:04 AM (kBiy2)

142 I don't see the problem there.


Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at July 27, 2015 11:02 AM (/kI1Q)


I don't like a) wasting food and b) spending $1.29 (or whatever) for something's peel. (But in the name of beer I did.)
It's a "American Belgian IPA." Basically a Belgian ale with extra hops.

Posted by: tsrblke (Tablet) at July 27, 2015 11:04 AM (U8W/7)

143
Lurkster is a cuckservative.

Posted by: Soothie at July 27, 2015 11:04 AM (ppXFZ)

144 Sackcloth/ Ashes 2016

Judgement time bitchez!!!11!!!!

Posted by: Gordian Knot of corruption at July 27, 2015 11:04 AM (LPHFE)

145 "Lurkster is just another fellatio expert who likes the company of men and votes for Democrats."

Not all who identify as women, menstruate.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 27, 2015 11:05 AM (VPLuQ)

146 I voted for Cruz and against Cornyn.
Don't know what else I can do.
First time since Reagan I've voted against the R candidate.

Posted by: Retread at July 27, 2015 11:05 AM (WfHs6)

147 Leave politics behind. Revel in the splendors of nature and the vastness of the universe. We are all sailors on a much larger sea.

Posted by: Shallow HAL 9000 at July 27, 2015 11:05 AM (VcOqI)

148 So, about that trading deadline, where the hell is Cole Hamels going to wind up?

Posted by: Shallow HAL 9000 at July 27, 2015 11:06 AM (VcOqI)

149 "Cunts. Fithy running cunts, the lot of them. "


J.J.'s got 'em figured. Not much else to say about them.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 27, 2015 11:06 AM (LA7Cm)

150
The Republicans: We all must obey the laws of Babel.

Posted by: Soothie at July 27, 2015 11:06 AM (ppXFZ)

151 how so?...

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at July 27, 2015 11:00 AM (0O7c5)

First one was overt race-baiting. Second one was unnecessarily and aggressively rude to a friend of the blog....someone who has been on the podcast.

House rules are that we don't shit on the carpet.

Posted by: Lurkster1023 at July 27, 2015 11:06 AM (7G4i0)

152 Infidel

This link was posted yesterday


http://ace.mu.nu/archives/358078.php


Lurkster1023

Exactly how did Weirddave "piss in Ace's face", dipshit?


Posted by: some random meathead at July 27, 2015 11:02 AM (/m9uo)


As far as I can tell, there is a hierarchy of folks who can post here. WeirdDave is not a Cob. I do believe the Cobs can remove posts, if they so choose, and there was at least one of them who showed up in the comments of that post, expressing disapproval.

If... and that's a big IF, one of them decided to take it down, he should explain himself. Silently doing so would seem to me an abuse of power, and frankly, quite a gutless move.

I sincerely doubt Ace took it down. If he did, he would have said so.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 27, 2015 11:06 AM (TOk1P)

153 >>Anyone hear about a incident involving a little red headed girl and a Shetland pony this weekend at Gettysburg?



I hate anyone who had a pony growing up.

Posted by: Jerry Seinfeld at July 27, 2015 11:07 AM (f70AG)

154 I don't get it.

How can people like McConnell go to the mat for corporations, against the wishes of the people who vote for him, when those corporations are more than willing to put up rainbow flags and otherwise shit on conservatives whenever the Democrat SJW extortionists show up?

Posted by: chemjeff @ Houston at July 27, 2015 11:07 AM (4wasR)

155 Things will be different when We control the Senate..... Oh.....

Posted by: donna at July 27, 2015 11:07 AM (hUdMz)

156 147 Leave politics behind. Revel in the splendors of nature and the vastness of the universe. We are all sailors on a much larger sea.
Posted by: Shallow HAL 9000 at July 27, 2015 11:05 AM (VcOqI)

You mean the cold, uncaring void that contains the insignificant chunk of rock on which we carry out our meaningless lives? That universe?

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2015 11:07 AM (2Ojst)

157 "I do believe the Cobs can remove posts, if they so choose, and there
was at least one of them who showed up in the comments of that post,
expressing disapproval."

Which one?

Posted by: Manco at July 27, 2015 11:08 AM (aitDQ)

158 OT, they found Holmes guilty. Since we don't enact the death penalty until after 25 yrs of tax payer funded appeals, I think he should get life and be put in general population.

but, that's just me.

Posted by: Infidel at July 27, 2015 11:08 AM (3b6dx)

159 And this post has nothing to do with immigration so I don't know how it belongs on the HQ.

Posted by: chemjeff @ Houston at July 27, 2015 11:09 AM (4wasR)

160 "I remember when people would come on here and give me shit about not voting GOP"

Waiting for the "tru-anti-tru-cons" to show up myself. Going to be fun shoving a blowhard like Trump in their faces.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 27, 2015 11:09 AM (K8o7l)

161 #147 If you think this universe is bad, you should see some of the others

--Philip K. Dick

Posted by: Shallow HAL 9000 at July 27, 2015 11:09 AM (VcOqI)

162 First one was overt race-baiting.


Posted by: Lurkster1023 at July 27, 2015 11:06 AM (7G4i0)



You lying sack of shit. There was no race baiting. You hateful little gutless prick.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 27, 2015 11:09 AM (TOk1P)

163
Rick Wilson is a "friend of the blog?"

What is this, Romper Room?

Posted by: Soothie at July 27, 2015 11:09 AM (ppXFZ)

164 lurkster

overt race baiting? by dave? seriously? don't believe it.....not for a second.....

as for yesterday's thread....dave nailed it it .....if it was deleted because someone was afraid that someone who appeared on the podcast can't take criticism.....omg....honestly....time to grow a set


Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at July 27, 2015 11:10 AM (0O7c5)

165 "That universe?"

No, the one with the Unicorns shitting skittles, and equal income for all.

Of which, North Korea would be a good example.

Except that they would eat the unicorn, and the skittles, then go back to everyone eating tree bark soup.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 27, 2015 11:10 AM (VPLuQ)

166 Formerly reserved only for liberal callers, my standard FUCK YOU response has now been extended to the GOP, as well.

I like the cut of my jib.

Posted by: Weasel at July 27, 2015 11:10 AM (6xtq3)

167 We're boned.

Posted by: that guy that always thinks we're boned at July 27, 2015 11:10 AM (evdj2)

168 Which one?


Posted by: Manco at July 27, 2015 11:08 AM (aitDQ)


If it was him, let him say so. I'm not going to even remotely suggest I have any knowledge of who would have removed the post, and I have no reason to suspect the person who showed up in the comments did so.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 27, 2015 11:10 AM (TOk1P)

169
I think Lurkster is someone else we know hiding behind a pseudonym.

Posted by: Soothie at July 27, 2015 11:11 AM (ppXFZ)

170 Hey, it's Monday---all of this hate so early in the week? Can't we at least wait until tomorrow?

Posted by: Shallow HAL 9000 at July 27, 2015 11:11 AM (VcOqI)

171 Perhaps someone could ask McConnell what his goals are, how he plans to accomplish them, and a time frame that this is all supposed to happen in. Of course his answer would be completely unbelievable, but it certainly be nice to have on record for evaluating his miserable lie filled job performance.

Posted by: fairweatherbill feels like a sucker at July 27, 2015 11:11 AM (1eYr7)

172 The Democrats are our opponents. The Republican leadership is our enemy.

Posted by: Grump928(c) notes at July 27, 2015 11:11 AM (evdj2)

173 147
Leave politics behind. Revel in the splendors of nature and the vastness
of the universe. We are all sailors on a much larger sea.


Sounds lovely.

Unfortunately , the great American experiment in personal liberty and freedom, which could enable such wondrous exploration and enjoyment, has been cut off by a bunch of totalitarian control freak millionaires and baby butchers.

Compliance will be rewarded.

Posted by: some random meathead at July 27, 2015 11:11 AM (/m9uo)

174 Posted by: BurtTC at July 27, 2015 11:09 AM (TOk1P)

To be entirely fair Weirddave did say on *his* blog it was taken down because someone accused him of race baiting.

The real problem is that we can't have a serious discussion about race in this country without being accused of race baiting.
He'll I can't have a serious discussion about *HEALTH CARE* among members of my family without them accusing me of race baiting,

Posted by: tsrblke (Tablet) at July 27, 2015 11:12 AM (U8W/7)

175 How in God's name do we uproot these GOPe motherfuc*ers?

Posted by: rrpjr at July 27, 2015 11:02 AM (s/yC1)

Easiest question ever. Don't vote for them.
Vote for the Democrat, takes one vote from one side and puts it on the other side.
If you don't want to be complicit in the destruction of your own country, just don't vote.

There's no rule that says we have to vote for one of two different flavors of poop. We can and should pass on that meal.
A politician is supposed to represent the wishes of his district or state. If you don't like what he's promising, or if he's proven to be a feckless liar, don't vote.
Simple. They don't give a hoot. The feeling should be mutual.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 27, 2015 11:12 AM (XmOA9)

176 Posted by: tsrblke (Tablet) at July 27, 2015 11:04 AM (U8W/7)

Ballast Point Sculpin Grapefruit IPA (I think) is an amazing beer. It's redolent of grapefruit but with enough other stuff going on that it doesn't taste like one of those weird fruit beers.

It's also stupidly expensive. $15/six around here.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 27, 2015 11:12 AM (Zu3d9)

177 More green cards issued in 1 year than lived in original 13 colonies


Holy fuck.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at July 27, 2015 11:13 AM (/kI1Q)

178 http://ace.mu.nu/archives/358078.php


Lurkster1023

Here is the post.

Pull the racist quote .


Posted by: some random meathead at July 27, 2015 11:13 AM (/m9uo)

179
I was banned yesterday and it wasnt by Ace, so here I am.

But Im pretty sure the sniveling weasel who banned me went crying (and lying) to Ace about me, so we'll see what happens.

Posted by: Soothie at July 27, 2015 11:13 AM (ppXFZ)

180 "I think Lurkster is someone else we know hiding behind a pseudonym.
"

First thing you should do is think on who has used the term "shit on the carpet" on more than one occasion around here.

People are creatures of habit. Turning styles on and off on a whim are impossible unless you make an effort at it.

Most are too lazy to make that effort.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 27, 2015 11:14 AM (K8o7l)

181 179 Hey! Cool it with the sniveling weasel talk!

Posted by: Weasel at July 27, 2015 11:14 AM (6xtq3)

182
It's also stupidly expensive. $15/six around here.





That's like 7 bottles of ValuRite. Friggin high rollers.

Posted by: fairweatherbill feels like a sucker at July 27, 2015 11:15 AM (2z4UX)

183 So GOP voters got cucked again, I see. The only question I have is whether Harry Reid makes Mitch dress up like a boy scout during deliberations

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 27, 2015 11:15 AM (8v1kA)

184 17,459.93 -108.60(-0.62%)

Posted by: DJIA Death Watch at July 27, 2015 11:15 AM (evdj2)

185 Lurkster seems to be evaporating.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2015 11:16 AM (9mTYi)

186 Not to rehash the whole cuckservative thing, but didn't Jeb cuck Mexico when he married Columba?

The narrative on that is that he effectively cucked himself; as a member in good standing of the Elite Ruling Class he could have any hot supermodel that he wanted but he married an average-looking woman instead.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 27, 2015 11:16 AM (B/VB5)

187 A Monday morn' full of intrigue, deception, and, cock-foolery.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 27, 2015 11:16 AM (LA7Cm)

188
One must understand how DC works. There are many vested interests in keeping alive programs that deserve a stake thru the heart. GOP vets who've served for more than a decade now have the power and money that flows easily to their campaigns. As an incumbent, they now have a 94% chance of re-election. As long as they keep the DC crowd happy and funded they get their bucks and power.
They look at the base and guys like Lee and Cruz as rubes. As people who just don't understand. I spent 15 yrs there, nothing changes.

Posted by: jcelephant at July 27, 2015 11:16 AM (EXOhI)

189 <i>Hot GOP On GOP Action</i>
Bob Dole approves.

Posted by: Bob Dole at July 27, 2015 11:17 AM (87y4e)

190 jeez...here are our talking points... wouldn't want to upset the apple cart.......

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at July 27, 2015 11:17 AM (0O7c5)

191 Who the hell lets two 14 year old kids go out fishing on the Atlantic, alone?

Posted by: Garrett at July 27, 2015 11:17 AM (f70AG)

192 "dress up like a boy scout during deliberations"

That's a euphemism, right?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 27, 2015 11:17 AM (VPLuQ)

193 When will people figure out ALL these assholes hate us. We are the great unwashed. They are the pricks you went to school with.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at July 27, 2015 11:17 AM (ucDmr)

194 All I intend is that I will no longer allow myself to be disappointed by the political class. I have wasted too much time and energy on that already. In the end, they march only to where the money leads them, and nothing more. What ever I can do to savor life beyond what they fashion, I will dearly try to do. Simplistic, yes, but it really is all there is.

Posted by: Shallow HAL 9000 at July 27, 2015 11:17 AM (VcOqI)

195 Bob Dole doesn't use square brackets.

Posted by: Bob Dole at July 27, 2015 11:17 AM (87y4e)

196 177
More green cards issued in 1 year than lived in original 13 colonies



Holy fuck.


Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier


Cheap Labor, baby!


Posted by: TimeWarnerComcastAppleRJReynoldsVerizonetcetc at July 27, 2015 11:17 AM (/m9uo)

197 Hey, bill. Long time, no comment.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 27, 2015 11:17 AM (LA7Cm)

198 The real problem is that we can't have a serious discussion about race in this country without being accused of race baiting.


I might have said "without being accused of racism." Actual race-baiters (and race 'baters) are bloviating all over everything everywhere.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at July 27, 2015 11:17 AM (/kI1Q)

199 #191 With no GPS or other tracking/locating device. Criminal.

Posted by: Shallow HAL 9000 at July 27, 2015 11:18 AM (VcOqI)

200 So an execrable whine (in Politico, no less) gets protected status because it's a 'friend of the blog?'

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 27, 2015 11:18 AM (oVJmc)

201 Posted by: fairweatherbill feels like a sucker at July 27, 2015 11:15 AM (2z4UX)

Yup...but the problem is that it tastes great. I'm seeing it around more and more so hopefully supply will catch up with demand and the price will moderate.

[oh please oh please oh please...]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 27, 2015 11:18 AM (Zu3d9)

202 Nood

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 27, 2015 11:18 AM (VPLuQ)

203 I feel no need to be a friend to those that pick my pocket.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 27, 2015 11:19 AM (evdj2)

204
Cuckservative attackers. I ran into some the other night on Twitter. Some of them seem like Mobys, but a few of them seem real. Either that or they are very patient leftists. One had 20k tweets, so they weren't a newly created acct.
I went thru a few months worth of their tweets and they seemed sane until the last few days.
Still, this is clearly coordinated and in my eyes suspicious.
I mean lackingevidence thatthe right is "racist" I would not put it past the left to manufacture such evidence.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at July 27, 2015 11:19 AM (LWWrf)

205 If a cob deleted the post, he should have the stones to admit it and the reason. Step up to the plate and be a man.

Posted by: DangerGirl at July 27, 2015 11:19 AM (tHAoL)

206 "All I intend is that I will no longer allow myself to be disappointed by the political class. "


You can't. I don't get mad anymore though occasionally surprised at the level of stupidity or outright dishonestly. Mad, no, it's a waste.


No votes or money for any but a very damn few.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 27, 2015 11:20 AM (LA7Cm)

207 Hey, it's Monday---all of this hate so early in the week? Can't we at least wait until tomorrow?


Posted by: Shallow HAL 9000 at July 27, 2015 11:11 AM


No. We have to clear out the hate today. Tomorrow is Rapey Tuesday.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 27, 2015 11:20 AM (QiBX8)

208 Posted by: tsrblke (Tablet) at July 27, 2015 11:12 AM (U8W/7)

We can't have a serious discussion about ANYTHING in this country without it devolving eventually into a name-calling brawl, complete with SJWs demanding scalps and the purity brigade demanding banishments.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 27, 2015 11:20 AM (Zu3d9)

209 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 27, 2015 11:12 AM (Zu3d9)

This only had 1/2 a grapefruit's wroth of peel in a 5 gal batch. So it shouldn't be to grapefruit-y. Shipping beer is too hard, you'll have to come here to try it .

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at July 27, 2015 11:17 AM (/kI1Q)

Many of the race baiters you speak of are racists too. These days there isn't enough distance between the terms to matter I submit.

Posted by: tsrblke (Tablet) at July 27, 2015 11:20 AM (U8W/7)

210 Nood Lurkster.

I mean Malor.

Posted by: some random meathead at July 27, 2015 11:21 AM (/m9uo)

211 17,459.93 -108.60(-0.62%)

Posted by: DJIA Death Watch


Ooooh, 0.62%. Scaaaary...

Posted by: SHCOMP down 8.48% at July 27, 2015 11:21 AM (VY8H5)

212 The republicans always play safe and by the rules. They want to make laws or pass laws that are oh so perfect and will make all things right. Meanwhile, we in the democrat party just throw a bunch of used diapers against the wall and call it law. (ObozoCare anyone?) Obozo just makes it up and calls it executive action. The Supremes just make it up and call it stare decisis. All bullshit and we run it time and time again.

Hillary! 2016...More phree shit for you!

Posted by: Hillary with a Wang! at July 27, 2015 11:23 AM (D0NZx)

213 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 27, 2015 11:20 AM (LA7Cm)

I've tried and have done it fairly well but this latest crap by Cornyn pissed me off where I couldn't ignore it.

Posted by: Cruzinator at July 27, 2015 11:23 AM (KkliO)

214 Ricardo, work has chewed me up and puked me onto zombie beach. And it's raining, which is clearing the forest fire smoke from the neighborhood but keeping me from enjoying that campfire smell in my living room.
Anyway, work just called. They need me to come in early and tear someone's head off.

Posted by: fairweatherbill feels like a sucker at July 27, 2015 11:24 AM (2z4UX)

215 This is just fcuking depressing as shit. We all knew McC was a RINO, but this shit is beyond dick sucking a lobbyist.



How to frcuk up your brand? Make it stand for nothing.



Good work boys.

Posted by: Nip Sip at July 27, 2015 11:24 AM (0FSuD)

216 Yeah I quit going to Lurkster's posts a long time ago.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at July 27, 2015 11:25 AM (zauWW)

217 For whoever was asking for the link the Weirddave post for inclusion in a letter to the GOP -

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/358078.php

Posted by: some random meathead at July 27, 2015 11:26 AM (/m9uo)

218 In the matter of McConnell vs. Boehner I shall be rooting for injuries.-DrewM

Personally I'm cheering a fight to the death, of the both of them. Harsh? Fuck it! I don't care about them anymore.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 27, 2015 11:27 AM (QyBQv)

219 Sorry, bill. Hopefully a little R&R is in the works.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 27, 2015 11:27 AM (LA7Cm)

220 Today I formally announce the vague outlines of a
new party, to replace the worthless hollow shell of the GOP. The New
Party shall be known as the Pro-Con Party (either Pro-Constitution or
Pro-Conservative). I invite everyone to call and write their
congresscritters to tell them you have broken with the Republican Party
because they are faithless, and then give me a bunch of money to get the
ball rolling on Pro-Con.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at July 27, 2015 10:42 AM (VAsIq)


Or, just join the American Conservative Party: http://tiny.cc/hh330x

Posted by: Country Singer at July 27, 2015 11:27 AM (8hctH)

221 Some people also are truth averse.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


This is true.

Posted by: Moderate Salami, mourning our Republic at July 27, 2015 11:27 AM (/Ho8c)

222 Posted by: BurtTC at July 27, 2015 11:06 AM (TOk1P)

I commented on that post yesterday. Are you referring to me?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 27, 2015 11:29 AM (Zu3d9)

223 I was going to call McConnell's office to leave my opinion that he is a f-weasel. You can't even speak with anyone OR leave a message. You can EMAIL the turd if you want! I got so angry.. But to what end? He is the power and I can't do a thing about it! The futility of not being able to affect any change is overwhelming some days.....

Posted by: AnnaS at July 27, 2015 11:32 AM (ZEXhw)

224 I cannot cheer about stripping power from Republicans. I reserve my efforts for condemnation of the Dems, Liberals, and the Left in general. Any fellow travelers in the GOP must suffer with the latter.

I am disgusted with many of the senior GOP, but there remain many within the party who work hard to regain control. Blanket cries of "I'll never vote GOP again!" are self-defeating, and play into the hands of the Dems/Left/Liberals.

While talk of a Third Party is satisfying, the history of such is universally abysmal. Lessons of history, something something.

The only rational course that I see is supporting current GOP conservatives, and leaning hard on the pukes. I reiterate; if the same quantity of mail was being directed to the squishes, as is being posted here daily, it would have considerably more impact.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2015 11:34 AM (9mTYi)

225 A little slow here. But from the morning thread I was very disappointed to see Senator Tim Scott (SC) vote for McConnell's Cloture Motion S.Amdt. 2327: To reauthorize and reform the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

Very disappointed is an understatement.


Posted by: gracepc at July 27, 2015 11:34 AM (DMQhB)

226 gracepc -

ExIm is a fat corporate slush fund. The Social Democrat Uni-Congree pass this bill and their corporate donors re-route the money to them in campaign donations.

Tim Scott has a shiny new membership card and is now playing the rigged game with the rest.

Posted by: some random meathead at July 27, 2015 11:36 AM (/m9uo)

227 Once again the Republican Establishment placed the rich elite donor class above their voters, I honestly think it's time to take our anger out on them in their districts. We can't let them continue to win elections based on lies and fraud, it's clear they're nothing more than political mercenaries for hire and the Chamber of Slime seems to be their biggest client.

Posted by: Rose at July 27, 2015 11:38 AM (/1Oxb)

228 The only rational course that I see is supporting current GOP conservatives, and leaning hard on the pukes. I reiterate; if the same quantity of mail was being directed to the squishes, as is being posted here daily, it would have considerably more impact.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2015 11:34 AM (9mTYi)


My guy is suppose to be a Con but has become Mitch's little butt boi. He is facing Russ Feingold in November 2016. What the fuck am I suppose to do Mr. Hammer? Give him money, my vote? I'm tired of voting conservative then they go native.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 27, 2015 11:39 AM (QyBQv)

229 227
Once again the Republican Establishment placed the rich elite donor
class above their voters, I honestly think it's time to take our anger
out on them in their districts. We can't let them continue to win
elections based on lies and fraud, it's clear they're nothing more than
political mercenaries for hire and the Chamber of Slime seems to be
their biggest client.

Posted by: Rose at July 27, 2015 11:38 AM (/1Oxb)

Amen

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at July 27, 2015 11:40 AM (0O7c5)

230 Dear D's n R's.
eff ewe. WAR!

Sincerely etc etc

Posted by: dissent555 at July 27, 2015 11:44 AM (VFhMt)

231 I would pay real money for a transcript of Cruz' meeting with *REDACTED TO PREVENT THREAD DISAPPEARANCE* last week.
DLANOD PMURT!!!

Posted by: andycanuck at July 27, 2015 11:50 AM (kivUY)

232 As far as I can tell, there is a hierarchy of folks who can post here. WeirdDave is not a Cob. I do believe the Cobs can remove posts, if they so choose, and there was at least one of them who showed up in the comments of that post, expressing disapproval.

If... and that's a big IF, one of them decided to take it down, he should explain himself. Silently doing so would seem to me an abuse of power, and frankly, quite a gutless move.

I sincerely doubt Ace took it down. If he did, he would have said so.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 27, 2015 11:06 AM (TOk1P)

---

Dave knows why his post was taken down.

Neither CBD nor I nor any of the "Open Bloggers" had anything to do with the removal of his posts. We do not have the ban hammer either, btw.

Posted by: Y-not at July 27, 2015 11:58 AM (RWGcK)

233
Dave knows why his post was taken down.



Ok. Why?

Posted by: some random meathead at July 27, 2015 12:06 PM (/m9uo)

234 Posted by: some random meathead at July 27, 2015 12:06 PM (/m9uo)

Ask Dave.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 27, 2015 12:14 PM (Zu3d9)

235 "Mike Lee also offered an amendment to pass a repeal of ObamaCare which would have also required 51 votes on an appeal of the chair. For some reason the GOP denied him a roll call vote on his appeal."

Here's a dirty little secret of Senate procedure. All Mike Lee needed was someone to second his amendment. An oral motion. Just one Senator! Like, I don't know...Ted Cruz? Where was Ted Cruz?

Even Cruz abandoned us on this.

Posted by: Wm. Miller at July 27, 2015 12:36 PM (xQvFm)

236 I'd watch Mc Connell v. Boehner in just about any event....I've never seen two people compete so, so hard to lose. Would be amazing to see them try to out-fail each other at just about any event you can think of.

Posted by: A Proper Southern Gentleman at July 27, 2015 12:38 PM (cYntP)

237 And then they marvel at the GOP's 18% approval rating among Republicans. I'm not sure how a Reid/Pelosi congress was functionally any worse.

Posted by: Commissar M at July 27, 2015 12:45 PM (KBRQX)

238 "First one was overt race-baiting.



Posted by: Lurkster1023 at July 27, 2015 11:06 AM (7G4i0)"

Ever seen the Route 40 corridor that plods thru to Orleans? Mondawnin Mall? Druid Hill Park?

Make sure your life insurance and will are up to date if you venture thus...

Posted by: Ibin Pharteen at July 27, 2015 12:47 PM (zL/eJ)

239 Late to the party...

".honestly....time to grow a set"

Absolutely agree. If all it takes is a bunch of neo-Stormfront Twitter-freaks to put this blog into perpetual Orange Alert OMG-racist mode, we're playing the other side's game by their rules - and we all know how well that works out.

Don't allow SJW's to dictate terms of debate - particularly by acting as their stand-in censors in an attempt to avoid what you fear they'll do with your CrimeThought blog posts.

It's Ace's blog and his financial and professional risk so he can do as he likes, but I'd lose an immense amount of respect for Ace if we're going to be policed (internally or externally, actually or constructively) by folks whose outrage meter is forever set on 11.

The best way to deal with actual Blood Soil racists is sunlight, not shutters. Let them have their say and put on the record what we believe - same with SJW trolls.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at July 27, 2015 04:34 PM (uTEYr)

240 "House rules are that we don't shit on the carpet."

Who's this "we," kimosabee?

Lurkster's a cob? A sock for a cob (which wouldn't be proper in this context - own your criticism under your cob handle if you point the racist finger) ? I'm not looking up hashes - working today.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at July 27, 2015 04:39 PM (mrjgR)

241 Rick Wilson is still a phony fucker. Anyone who falls for his act is a fool.

Posted by: Lopan at July 27, 2015 11:16 PM (F6Igz)

242
510-909-0498
Anybody know who's number this is?

Hint: It is some one here, Give him a call!

O.K. Its an asshole, does that change anything?

Ask for Ms. Osama, or Mr. Beaker. W.T.D.

Call Records FTW!

Posted by: Innocent man at July 28, 2015 03:56 AM (5x+Ft)

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