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Breaking Wind: Incompetent Layabout Failure Joyboy Endorses America's Veineyest Mothballiest Abuela


He sort of orders Bernie to get out of the race.

Here's video of Bernie being informed about this.

Sean Davis asked a question on Twitter: Obama is Loretta Lynch's boss. Loretta Lynch makes the decision whether or not to follow the FBI's urging of an indictment against Hillary. But her boss just endorsed the target of the FBI's investigation for President.

In what world is this woman not beset by a fatal conflict of interest?

or, per the ninnies of the right and their latest hysterias: Would that be racist to ask, given that both Obama and Lynch are not white?

I mean, we now know, by Cult Declaration, that it's Bull Connor Level Racism to suggest that a non-white person might be biased according to his or her politics.

So Sean Davis should probably just rend his garments and go live in a cave.

Posted by: Ace at 03:21 PM




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1

here we go

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 09, 2016 03:22 PM (qCMvj)

2 Sean Davis asked a question on Twitter: Obama is Loretta Lynch's boss. Loretta Lynch makes the decision whether or not to follow the FBI's urging of an indictment against Hillary. But her boss just endorsed the target of the FBI's investigation for President.

and the FBI

We've got conflict of interest all over the place, but /shrug says the MSM (and the GOPe).

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 09, 2016 03:23 PM (qCMvj)

3 Loretta Lynch makes the decision whether or not to follow the FBI's urging of an indictment against Hillary.

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Its not her decision at all. The decision to prosecute Hillary lies in the hands of one person - Obama. Its never been in any one else's hands.

Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 03:23 PM (gmeXX)

4 Probability of indictment approaching 0.

Posted by: SCOTUS without Scalia at June 09, 2016 03:23 PM (KUaJL)

5 >>In what world is this woman not beset by a fatal conflict of interest?


In the same world that Obama's presidency has been scandal-free and the most transparent administration evah!

So...MSM world, baby!!

Posted by: Lizzy at June 09, 2016 03:24 PM (NOIQH)

6 Its not her decision at all. The decision to prosecute Hillary lies in the hands of one person - Obama. Its never been in any one else's hands.
Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 03:23 PM (gmeXX)



yes, ultimately

That's why the Shrill was so sure of herself yesterday. The fix is in. Again.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 09, 2016 03:24 PM (qCMvj)

7

"Obama Endorses Hillary."

And...Trump's polls numbers go up another 5%.

Posted by: zombie at June 09, 2016 03:25 PM (jBuUi)

8 I wonder if Bernie realizes he never had a chance.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at June 09, 2016 03:25 PM (KUaJL)

9 You know what?
I can't even watch that smug [redacted] for 3:15 minutes.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 09, 2016 03:25 PM (NOIQH)

10 Its a clear conflict of interest. A special counsel should have been appointed to handle the investigation.

The best we can hope for is an FBI criminal referral that leaks. Perhaps with a public resignation of Comey.

Everyone will know what that means.

Posted by: Revenant at June 09, 2016 03:25 PM (y64uP)

11 Scankles cannot put it away w/o the DNC super delegates so Obama and the DNC say screw the voters Scankles is it. Which, in my opinion, means has absolutely no intention of letting FBI bring up charges on her.


She will skate once again.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 03:26 PM (mpXpK)

12 >>I wonder if Bernie realizes he never had a chance.


Sounds like his followers have figured that out.
The Philadelphia DNC is gonna be...interesting.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 09, 2016 03:26 PM (NOIQH)

13 A special counsel should have been appointed to handle the investigation.

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What would that have done? The special counsel answers to one person only - Obama.

Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 03:26 PM (gmeXX)

14 I really like how this soft-focus informercial is being pushed by all the usual suspects like Comcast as real news, boy howdy!

And by 'really like' I mean one quick spasm away from projectile vomiting on the keyboard.

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at June 09, 2016 03:26 PM (XdbLA)

15 >>The best we can hope for is an FBI criminal referral that leaks. Perhaps with a public resignation of Comey.

Been my hope since Day 1. Obama had to have known all along that Hillary was using a private server unless he is so stupid he didn't realize that every single email he sent her was not addressed to a .gov account. And I'm sure Hillary has reminded him of this detail.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 09, 2016 03:27 PM (/tuJf)

16 What? Obama endorsed Hillary?

I did not see that coming.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet carries Billy Kristol DIY Candidate Kits! at June 09, 2016 03:27 PM (hLRSq)

17 I'm actually liking Bernie Sanders a little better now (and no, I won't vote for him), So far he isn't bowing to the man who would be King.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 03:27 PM (rmw+9)

18
The video of "Bernie Being Informed ..." really was of Bernie ... I thought it would be a Hitler-parody. Perhaps soon.

Posted by: Arbalest at June 09, 2016 03:28 PM (FlRtG)

19 He's also seen his emails on her server and has to elect her so she can pardon him.

Posted by: Sav at June 09, 2016 03:28 PM (zWaPh)

20 OK but look

I think even if you live in a cave you still ought to look nice. So I say No to the garment rending.

Posted by: Bigbys Cellphone at June 09, 2016 03:28 PM (Yjjjf)

21 Hmmmm...

Now, if I didn't want to look like I was pulling shenanigans by indicting Clinton and inserting Joe Biden into the race, what would I do?

I'd endorse her, then order the indictment.

Posted by: Sardiver at June 09, 2016 03:29 PM (Pn0FW)

22 My advice: drink heavily.

Posted by: Senator Blutarski at June 09, 2016 03:29 PM (QkA3o)

23 unless he is so stupid he didn't realize that every single email he sent her was not addressed to a .gov account.

Welllll......that's assuming Barry the Magnificent actually condescended to personally email Scankles himself.

I'm seeing an airy wave to a flunky and 'send this stat!'.

This is the guy that's umbrella-challenged, remember.

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at June 09, 2016 03:29 PM (XdbLA)

24 what is an abeula ?
Posted by: DeadFred at June 09, 2016 03:28 PM (qQk+U)



Taco Bell's latest invention. Try the potato bacon one.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 09, 2016 03:29 PM (8ZskC)

25 13 What would that have done? The special counsel answers to one person only - Obama.

Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 03:26 PM (gmeXX)

Under the old "special council rules" they reported to a congressional committee. But that law was sunset-ted since there are no longer any Republicans to harass.
There is no more "special council".

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 03:29 PM (mpXpK)

26 Which is why Trump's speech next week against Clinton Corruption is so important.

Trump is now fighting the Clintons, Obama, MSM and the fifth column GOPe. And the shithead pundit class.

Pick a side.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 09, 2016 03:29 PM (r1fLd)

27 I will call out this BS
I'm not afraid of being called anything by the MSM and NRO (but I repeat myself)

WOO-WOO

Posted by: Trump Train - Still Barreling Thru at June 09, 2016 03:29 PM (10hEu)

28 Obozo also tells evil Jew Netanyahu he'd better not retaliate just because a bunch of evil Jews got themselves killed. See WZ.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Racist for Dinosaurs at June 09, 2016 03:29 PM (Nwg0u)

29

He wouldn't endorse if it would make him look bad in the end. It's all about him. Of course, if this is revenge, anything is possible.

But, after all, you can't block the First Woman President can you? Even the GOPe know this. The Democrats deserve to win by identity politics, says Ryan. It's the textbook definition of sexism.



Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 09, 2016 03:30 PM (qCMvj)

30 Doesn't matter anyway. We are not a nation of laws anymore.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 09, 2016 03:30 PM (0mRoj)

31 At this rate, perhaps 7% of the population are happy and satisfied with the two candidates presented to them.

This election would therefore be much more interesting -- and honest -- if the ballot in November were instead phrased like this:

Who Do You Most NOT Want to Be President?

[ ] Hillary Clinton
[ ] Donald Trump


Person with the least votes is declared President.

Posted by: zombie at June 09, 2016 03:30 PM (jBuUi)

32 0 has issued his final edict for his subjects:

Must. Vote . For. Herself.

Free Shit Army salutes and votes.

America dies....but, of course, THAT is Donald J Trump 's fault.


Sure.

Posted by: reintn at June 09, 2016 03:30 PM (3ZttN)

33 We must not be too distracted by the train wreck on the Right and forget to nuke a bowl of Redenbackers, sit back, and enjoy the train wreck on the Left.

America has a two party political system. One road leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to popcorn.

Posted by: gentlement this is democracy manifest at June 09, 2016 03:30 PM (LWu6U)

34 All I know is that this probably increases the chances of my daughter being president one day

Posted by: Webb Hubbell at June 09, 2016 03:30 PM (n9LsX)

35 "In what world is this woman not beset by a fatal conflict of interest?"


Stop being so racist.

Posted by: AG Conservative at June 09, 2016 03:30 PM (OD2ni)

36 >>>10 Its a clear conflict of interest. A special counsel should have been appointed to handle the investigation.

The best we can hope for is an FBI criminal referral that leaks. Perhaps with a public resignation of Comey.

Everyone will know what that means.
Posted by: Revenant at June 09, 2016 03:25 PM (y64uP)

___________

I hear Ken Starr is looking for work

Posted by: TeamRawDog at June 09, 2016 03:30 PM (10hEu)

37 Poor Bernie. He never worked so hard for a job in his life.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 09, 2016 03:31 PM (8ZskC)

38 Under the old "special council rules" they reported to a congressional committee. But that law was sunset-ted since there are no longer any Republicans to harass.
There is no more "special council".

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Tell me, where is it under the Constitution that a person who reports to Congress is authorized to bring a suit through the executive branch. The special prosecutor is a constitutional nullity that allows both sides to give the appearance of doing something without actually having to exercise their constitutional powers and take some accountability.

Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 03:31 PM (gmeXX)

39 He's with her. Which cellblock? Does he get the upper bunk or does she?

Posted by: Roy at June 09, 2016 03:32 PM (VndSC)

40 I wonder if Bernie realizes he never had a chance

-
All he can do now is dance, dance, dance.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Racist for Dinosaurs at June 09, 2016 03:32 PM (Nwg0u)

41 Who Do You Most NOT Want to Be President?

[ ] Hillary Clinton
[ ] Donald Trump

Person with the least votes is declared President.
Posted by: zombie at June 09, 2016 03:30 PM (jBuUi)


90% of the people going to the polls would read the question wrong.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at June 09, 2016 03:32 PM (KUaJL)

42 In what world is this woman not beset by a fatal conflict of interest?


Haven't there been some court martials that have been derailed due to command interference (or whatever the proper term is) due to comments Obama's made about the subject of the court martial?

Posted by: alexthechick - All Your Parfait Is Belong To Me at June 09, 2016 03:32 PM (mf5HN)

43 If only congress had some power by which to appoint a prosecutor without bias. A Special person perhaps...

Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at June 09, 2016 03:32 PM (tM4uk)

44 Bernie is an American hero. Anyone who fights the Clinton machine so long and so well gets my thanks. Keep going Bernie!

Posted by: MTF at June 09, 2016 03:32 PM (/m8T6)

45 Be pissed, Bernie supporters!. Be very pissed!. Everybody except die hard Hillary supporters know how crooked she is and you now know how she learned from the ersatz lightbringer how to manipulate the election process up to this point

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 03:32 PM (rmw+9)

46 off topic but wanted to share: seen on yahoo main page today: another leftist lectures conservatives:

"
Thomas Friedman is drawing attention for his blistering column about the state of the Republican Party, which he thinks should "declare moral bankruptcy" and start over.

The three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist said the United States needs a healthy two-party system but that the Grand Old Party is not doing its part, which traditionally has been to advocate for market-based solutions and sound fiscal policy. Instead, he said, it's merely an empty shell willing to sell itself off to the highest bidders - untethered from principled, center-right conservatism.
"

[sounds to me like Friedman is pissed that the party didn't nominate Jebush or maybe let Romney have another chance. In other words, he's pissed off that Hillery is going to lose to Trump.]

Posted by: mallflower Rodham Clinton at June 09, 2016 03:32 PM (qSIlh)

47 what is an abeula ?

Well, when it's spelled correctly, as "abuela," it's Spanish for "grey-haired old childless aunt."

Posted by: zombie at June 09, 2016 03:32 PM (jBuUi)

48

As usual, the election will be all about turnout.

Trump will really need to get into the trenches.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 09, 2016 03:33 PM (qCMvj)

49 So this won't be like when they were going to make Joe Pesci a Made Man?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 09, 2016 03:33 PM (h/uSM)

50 Well Hillary! picked up noted GOP feminist Lindsey Graham-McCain's endorsement....

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 03:33 PM (g8Hfr)

51 Do never trumpers still want a second amendment?

It seems they don't.

Posted by: Duncan MacLeod, The Highlander at June 09, 2016 03:33 PM (NAv1Q)

52 The *FIX* is so fucking in. Fuck me. Fuck the world. No consequences for executive lawbreaker traitors. In fact, promotion! Burn it down, scatter the stones where it stood and salt the earth. Start with Commiefornia.

Posted by: OK, Thanks, Bye at June 09, 2016 03:33 PM (ucB75)

53 Bernie is an American hero. Anyone who fights the Clinton machine so long and so well gets my thanks. Keep going Bernie!
Posted by: MTF at June 09, 2016 03:32 PM (/m8T6)


He's been a stooge, a place holder put in to make Hillary look at least 1% better than Bernie the Socialist. He's done his job.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 09, 2016 03:34 PM (qCMvj)

54 what is an abeula ?
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That dark area around the nipples, right?

Posted by: Roy at June 09, 2016 03:34 PM (VndSC)

55 it's merely an empty shell willing to sell itself off to the highest bidders

GOP or Hillary? I can't tell.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 09, 2016 03:34 PM (YEelc)

56 If only congress had some power by which to appoint a prosecutor without bias. A Special person perhaps...

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Congress has not such power, and we should not pretend they do, just because at one time they passed an invalid law granting them this power.

Congress has the power to impeach Lynch. Congress has the power to withhold funds from the FBI or the DOJ. But Congress does not have any prosecutorial powers.

Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 03:34 PM (gmeXX)

57 Thank you President Obama for your support!

Posted by: TeamNeverTrump at June 09, 2016 03:34 PM (10hEu)

58 What would that have done? The special counsel answers to one person only - Obama.

Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 03:26 PM (gmeXX)

____My understanding is that the Attorney General may appoint a special counsel, vest the special counsel with the discretion to investigate with the proviso that the Attorney General will recuse him or herself from the ultimate decision as to whether or not seek to prosecute.I believe that the special counsel doesn't report directly to the president, but rather to the AG.https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43112.pdf

Posted by: Revenant at June 09, 2016 03:34 PM (y64uP)

59 Everybody except die hard Hillary supporters know how crooked she is....

___


Oh, they know.

They just dont care.

Its because they hate conservatives or Republicans like you and me more that they care about her "faults".

Posted by: fixerupper at June 09, 2016 03:34 PM (8XRCm)

60 51 Posted by: Duncan MacLeod, The Highlander at June 09, 2016 03:33 PM (NAv1Q)

I fully intend to comply with Hillary!'s gun shit like her Hispanic friends do our immigration law.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 03:34 PM (g8Hfr)

61 what is an abeula ?
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The plastic piece on the end of a shoelace, right?

Posted by: Roy at June 09, 2016 03:35 PM (VndSC)

62 59 - this!

Posted by: OK, Thanks, Bye at June 09, 2016 03:35 PM (ucB75)

63 >>>54 what is an abeula ?
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That dark area around the nipples, right?
Posted by: Roy at June 09, 2016 03:34 PM (VndSC)

________

Whats a nipple?

Posted by: Ms. Lindsey Graham at June 09, 2016 03:35 PM (10hEu)

64 90% of the people going to the polls would read the question wrong.
Posted by: joe, living dangerousl


Then, hey, I wouldn't mind having a guy named "Chad" in the White House.

Posted by: zombie at June 09, 2016 03:35 PM (jBuUi)

65 I'm confident that the Obama-Lynch DOJ will administer justice fairly and impartially, just like that blind chick in the bathrobe holding up the triangle thingie.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 09, 2016 03:35 PM (8ZskC)

66 Thomas Friedman is drawing attention for his blistering column about the state of the Republican Party, which he thinks should "declare moral bankruptcy" and start over.

Haha! Love it. Was a taxi cab ride mentioned? Was his arm cleavered off with a Chinese made meat cleaver, so a thief could take his Swiss watch?

Posted by: MTF at June 09, 2016 03:35 PM (/m8T6)

67 what is an abeula ?
----------------

That flap of skin in the back of the throat that dangles around, right?

Posted by: Roy at June 09, 2016 03:35 PM (VndSC)

68 Do never trumpers still want a second amendment?

It seems they don't.
Posted by: Duncan MacLeod, The Highlander at June 09, 2016 03:33 PM (NAv1Q)


they don't seem to care
after all, an "opposition" makes tons of money, or they wouldn't exist at all would they?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 09, 2016 03:35 PM (qCMvj)

69 "Congress has the power to impeach Lynch. Congress has the power to withhold funds from the FBI or the DOJ."

This.

and suhriize suhpriize suhpriize, they dont use that power.

Posted by: Grad School Fool at June 09, 2016 03:35 PM (swEzU)

70 Posted by: fixerupper at June 09, 2016 03:34 PM (8XRCm)

I know someone who supports her who doesn't know. She only reads liberal sites or listens to liberal news or she thinks it's some sort of plot.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 03:36 PM (rmw+9)

71 Abeula? Isn't that the party they throw when daughter gets hair down there?

Posted by: OK, Thanks, Bye at June 09, 2016 03:36 PM (ucB75)

72 Congress has the power to impeach Lynch. Congress has the power to withhold funds from the FBI or the DOJ. But Congress does not have any prosecutorial powers.

Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 03:34 PM (gmeXX)


Congress is also an investigatory body in it's own right. They fuck that up for soundbytes though.

Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at June 09, 2016 03:36 PM (tM4uk)

73 So when do we go underground like the Morlocks? Is it 2017 or 2021? I'm updating my dayplanner and want to make sure I block it out.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at June 09, 2016 03:36 PM (QkA3o)

74 Hillary has been tweeting thanks and shout outs to the never Trump

It's hysterical really

Posted by: Bigbys Cellphone at June 09, 2016 03:36 PM (Yjjjf)

75 As Ace said a couple months ago:

... It will end in tears. And Hillary. But mostly Hillary. And also, tears.

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/363146.php#363146

Posted by: Webb Hubbell at June 09, 2016 03:37 PM (n9LsX)

76 So is it official, have we become European enough?

With current rulers cutting deals with future rulers to avoid mutual prosecution? Throw in a garlic soaked four hour lunch, and this could be France, or Italy.

Posted by: gentlement this is democracy manifest at June 09, 2016 03:37 PM (LWu6U)

77 I believe that the special counsel doesn't report directly to the president, but rather to the AG.

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The AG reports to the President and is a mere agent of the President. So how can a person report just to the AG without also reporting to the President? Where does the Constitution grant Congress this power.

The special prosecutor office is an end-run around the Constitution, and we should not be encouraging it just because Obama will not prosecute Hillary.

In the end, it does nothing except allow people to escape accountability.

Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 03:37 PM (gmeXX)

78 54 what is an abeula ?

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Its that fancy schmancy lettuce they sell for salads in upscale restaurants... right??

Posted by: fixerupper at June 09, 2016 03:37 PM (8XRCm)

79 Ok this means that Hillary! promised to accept Obamas pick for Veep

Sooooo, who would that be?

I still think this sets her up for the old fuckeroo post convention...

Posted by: naturalfake being all philosophical and stuff at June 09, 2016 03:37 PM (G+6OI)

80 DO NEVER TRUMPERS STILL WANT THE SECOND AMENDMENT?

9th circus will be our future. We are literally one vote away right now.

WAKE THE FUCK UP!

Do you want Jeff Sessions having influence picking the next SC judge, or Hillary Clinton and la raza?

WAKE THE FUCK UP!

Posted by: Duncan MacLeod, The Highlander at June 09, 2016 03:37 PM (NAv1Q)

81 At least the go live in a cave bit. I do not really care if he rends anything prior.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 09, 2016 03:38 PM (3ZoRf)

82 Abuela-Spanish word for grandmother. or granny.

Sweet old granny. Riiiiiiiight.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 03:38 PM (rmw+9)

83 With Bill and Gaylord campaigning for her, Hillary! will be lucky to still have a bathroom come November.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 03:38 PM (fc/KF)

84 Well, it doesn't look like Biden will be parachuted in which is actually good news as I think Hillary is the only person Trump could beat.

Posted by: Maritime at June 09, 2016 03:38 PM (GbrzM)

85 Bernie will come around. They will give him something and by next week he will be all in on the Hitler bandwagon. They're still negotiating, which is why the slience.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at June 09, 2016 03:39 PM (0LHZx)

86 >>>69 "Congress has the power to impeach Lynch. Congress has the power to withhold funds from the FBI or the DOJ."

This.

and suhriize suhpriize suhpriize, they dont use that power.
Posted by: Grad School Fool at June 09, 2016 03:35 PM (swEzU)

______

My Fwiends, we hafth nofing to fwear from anofer Clinton Pwesdencie

Posted by: John McCain's Pathological Phimosis at June 09, 2016 03:39 PM (10hEu)

87 You say abuela, I say ebola. Let's call the whole thing off.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 09, 2016 03:39 PM (8ZskC)

88 Please let the shit Midas touch apply to Hillary like it has to Solyndra, various sports teams, etc.

Posted by: Palerider at June 09, 2016 03:39 PM (dkExz)

89 LOL, Ace.

Posted by: wth at June 09, 2016 03:39 PM (HgMAr)

90 Abuela is what gives you the ass bleeding.

Posted by: eleven at June 09, 2016 03:39 PM (fYChk)

91 90 Abuela is what gives you the ass bleeding.
Posted by: eleven at June 09, 2016 03:39 PM (fYChk)

That disease from Africa a year or so ago that everyone was scared about?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at June 09, 2016 03:40 PM (KUaJL)

92 With all of the backing and help (i.e., cheating) by the Democrat Establishment, Hillary needed until June to put a stop to Bernie Sanders.

June. She didn't curbstomp him out of the gate. She was incapable of doing so. He made her bleed and fight for every inch of ground she got.

Just something to think about as we head into summer.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet carries Billy Kristol DIY Candidate Kits! at June 09, 2016 03:40 PM (hLRSq)

93 Another great headline.

Posted by: Seems Legit at June 09, 2016 03:41 PM (U+nHb)

94 Cicero -- like I say...

The Donald is President Kaboom.

Hillary! is President Ebola!

Posted by: eleven at June 09, 2016 03:41 PM (fYChk)

95 Democrats prosecute Democrats?

Ha.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 09, 2016 03:41 PM (vP09u)

96 If you're talking about Hillz the appropriate word is cloaca rather than abuela

Posted by: Webb Hubbell at June 09, 2016 03:41 PM (n9LsX)

97 Awaiting Obama's Saturday Night Massacre in 5...4...3...2...oh who am I kidding, principles and ethics died off decades ago.

Posted by: JEM at June 09, 2016 03:41 PM (o+SC1)

98
Abuela is a movie I saw once

"Ferris Abuela Day Off".... Pretty funny I thought.

Posted by: fixerupper at June 09, 2016 03:41 PM (8XRCm)

99 The DOJ only goes after real scandals, like the whole Plame affair, now that really saved America.

Posted by: brak at June 09, 2016 03:42 PM (MJuTN)

100 My question for Obama would be this - is the FBI still investigating Hillary? If so, why?

Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 03:42 PM (gmeXX)

101 They will give him something and by next week he will be all in on the Hitler bandwagon.

----

Autographed photo of Bill Ayers? Mummified finger of Lenin?

Posted by: Bigbys Cellphone at June 09, 2016 03:42 PM (Yjjjf)

102 Who Do You Most NOT Want to Be President?

[ ] Hillary Clinton
[ ] Donald Trump

-
I saw a Twilight Zone one time where this hoity toity guy in a fancy suit visits this rather low life chick. He gives her a box with a red button on it and tells her that if she pushes the button, two things will happen. 1) She will get $1,000,000. 2) Someone she doesn't even know will die. After a period of deliberation she pushes the button and hoity toity shows up with her cash and takes back the box with the red button. He tells her he will now give the box and button to someone she doesn't even know.

If Hillizard had such a button to push to become president, she'd be banging that button like Bill on an intern. I don't think Trump would.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Racist for Dinosaurs at June 09, 2016 03:42 PM (Nwg0u)

103 IIRC, a poll taken shows that over 50% of the Hildebeest's supporters would still vote for her even if she is indicted.
I have no words.

Posted by: Old Blue at June 09, 2016 03:42 PM (9iR5/)

104 Breaking Wind: Incompetent Layabout Failure Joyboy Endorses America's Veineyest Mothballiest Abuela

this just "triggers" me to NOT turn the TV on any time soon

I notice he has the "I'm stoned" look in the snap capture.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 09, 2016 03:42 PM (qCMvj)

105 I can no way envision Hillary! as Ebola-chan....

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 03:42 PM (fc/KF)

106 Irrelevant comment but I wanted to make it anyway.
I was at the bank this morning when I caught a news item about fat, ugly, unattractive narcissist Lena Dunham posting an online video expressing support for the Stanford rape victim.
Dunham has contributed absolutely nothing of the slightest value to the human race. It's past time for her to take a flying fuck at disappearance from public life.
Public people taking advantage of private pain or grief to get a narcissistic orgasm pisses me off. I mean seriously.
I do apologize for going off topic and language but I'm feeling a touch snarly today.
It's good I took the day off today or a random imbecile might get throat punched.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 09, 2016 03:42 PM (aCNZ6)

107 what is an abeula ?


Her? A pinche puta.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 09, 2016 03:42 PM (BoFYZ)

108 Someone should bravely go on Bernie sites and see what his supporters have to say about Obama supporting Hillary.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 03:43 PM (rmw+9)

109 That headline is an insult to Abuelas everywhere, the word is "Bruja" or "loro".

I favor the latter even if it is not proper mexican because bruja implies basic ability and competence.

Posted by: RoyLC at June 09, 2016 03:43 PM (UGLi1)

110 Better headline:

Head of FBI doing criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton endorses her for president.

He's their boss. He just backed her for the job. The resignations starting soon, or does the FBI just shelf the investigation? What's the point any more?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 09, 2016 03:43 PM (39g3+)

111 #52 Gov Moonbeam signed a law recently making it illegal to carry an unloaded firearm in plain sight. Juxtapose that with the 9th banning concealed carry....and it's a ban when a local sheriff won't permit CCW.

Posted by: torabora at June 09, 2016 03:44 PM (klFjs)

112 there is no rule of law. there are no ethics. it's time the right plays by the rules written and certified by the fascist assholes. this scaley reptilian broke avery law you can imagine. just like the fresh prince billy ayers, guilty as hell, free as a bird. suck it proles. cackle,cackle,cackle. female mao in a tunic.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 09, 2016 03:44 PM (ucDmr)

113 The AG reports to the President and is a mere agent of the
President. So how can a person report just to the AG without also
reporting to the President? Where does the Constitution grant Congress
this power.



The special prosecutor office is an end-run around the Constitution,
and we should not be encouraging it just because Obama will not
prosecute Hillary.



In the end, it does nothing except allow people to escape accountability.





Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 03:37 PM (gmeXX)
____Disagree. If the Justice Department and its personnel are empowered to investigate and bring criminal charges against government officials, the AG should have the authority to recognize a conflict of interest and appoint an independent prosecutor to conduct the investigation. This appears to be the case, even in the absence of specific legislation.
If proper political pressure were brought against the White House, the AG and Obama could be constrained from influencing the eventual outcome from the special counsel (or else risk the public fallout).The situation we have now places the investigation in the hands of people with a clear conflict of interest in the outcome (federal bureaucrats). A supermajority believe (correctly) that Obama will not let Clinton get indicted, irrespective of the merits. That's largely because the media has not applied the public political pressure to the White House that Hillary's grave offenses deserve.

Posted by: Revenant at June 09, 2016 03:44 PM (y64uP)

114 12 >>I wonder if Bernie realizes he never had a chance.


Sounds like his followers have figured that out.
The Philadelphia DNC is gonna be...interesting.
Posted by: Lizzy at June 09, 2016 03:26 PM (NOIQH)

I've heard that campgrounds in South Jersey are booked solid with Bernie supporters for the convention.

Posted by: josephistan at June 09, 2016 03:44 PM (7HtZB)

115 I favor the latter even if it is not proper mexican because.....

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Proper Mexican???? Its proper Spanish.

The Nevertrumpers will have your head for that.

Posted by: fixerupper at June 09, 2016 03:45 PM (8XRCm)

116 Obama called her the "most qualified candidate ever" which is just... really? More than Washington? Everyone that ever has lived before this?

I mean... sure, she's more qualified than him, but so is his dog.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 09, 2016 03:45 PM (39g3+)

117 Get that bastard off my screen.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 09, 2016 03:45 PM (1ZOkK)

118 He's their boss. He just backed her for the job. The resignations starting soon, or does the FBI just shelf the investigation? What's the point any more?

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Exactly. I'd like to know if the FBI is still performing an investigation, and if so why? If it is still necessary, then why did the President endorse her?

Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 03:45 PM (gmeXX)

119 #110

*clap*

Posted by: torabora at June 09, 2016 03:45 PM (klFjs)

120 Oh, and that's one of my favorite headlines ever, Ace.

Posted by: josephistan at June 09, 2016 03:45 PM (7HtZB)

121 38 Tell me, where is it under the Constitution that a
person who reports to Congress is authorized to bring a suit through the
executive branch. The special prosecutor is a constitutional nullity
that allows both sides to give the appearance of doing something without
actually having to exercise their constitutional powers and take some
accountability.

Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 03:31 PM (gmeXX)

There is still an "Office of Special Counsel" but it is an independent agency charged mainly with enforcing PC personnel practices. It no longer has a "special prosecutor" charged with investigating high level administration abuses and lawlessness.
The original special council reported to congress when they were going after Republicans. The new one reports to the DOJ making it worthless.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 03:45 PM (mpXpK)

122
Thomas Friedman is drawing attention for his blistering column about the state of the Republican Party, which he thinks should "declare moral bankruptcy" and start over.

Is he worried the the Washington Generals might not follow their prepared script this time?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 09, 2016 03:45 PM (IqV8l)

123 Gov Moonbeam signed a law recently making it illegal to carry an unloaded firearm in plain sight. Juxtapose that with the 9th banning concealed carry....and it's a ban when a local sheriff won't permit CCW.

OK Sure, you can KEEP arms but you can't bear them. Its a compromise!

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 09, 2016 03:46 PM (39g3+)

124 "Joyboy"? I can't think of anything remotely joyous about Obama and I wouldn't even if I were a gay male.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 03:46 PM (rmw+9)

125 I've heard that campgrounds in South Jersey are booked solid with Bernie supporters for the convention.



Move 'em to the Pine Barrens.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 09, 2016 03:46 PM (BoFYZ)

126 What would Paul Ryan do if it was his son/daughter being beaten and assaulted at a political rally by leftists?

Posted by: Duncan MacLeod, The Highlander at June 09, 2016 03:47 PM (NAv1Q)

127 Abuela Salpicar, translating as loosely as her bowels to Granny Splatter. (or Splash)

Posted by: wth at June 09, 2016 03:47 PM (HgMAr)

128 OK Sure, you can KEEP arms but you can't bear them. Its a compromise!

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 09, 2016 03:46 PM (39g3+)



Yep. Never take it out of the locked safe and you'll be just fine.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 09, 2016 03:47 PM (8ZskC)

129 what is an abeula ?


Don't know but I think I have a new bumper sticker


Hillary Clinton - Clitorical First President

Posted by: Lice Wags at June 09, 2016 03:47 PM (ZnIt3)

130 the AG should have the authority to recognize a conflict of interest and appoint an independent prosecutor to conduct the investigation

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How is this person any more independent than Lynch is? Lynch isn't being asked to investigate her office. Who would appoint this person?

Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 03:47 PM (gmeXX)

131 Vagina! has been assured by the jug-eared Marxist fuck that she has no fear of being indicted.

I really, really want some patriotic FBI agents to spill some damned beans. And I hope Comey hasn't lost his balls.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 09, 2016 03:47 PM (1ZOkK)

132 The NYT only prints Thomas Friedman to make Paul Krugman look sane.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 09, 2016 03:47 PM (vP09u)

133 I think "abeula" is the scientific name for "dingleberry"

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at June 09, 2016 03:47 PM (LWu6U)

134 The video of "Bernie Being Informed ..." really was of Bernie ... I thought it would be a Hitler-parody. Perhaps soon.
Posted by: Arbalest
...............
I thought Ace was gonna sucker us with a Trigglypuff tantrum video..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 09, 2016 03:48 PM (so+oy)

135 Always love an elected official "endorsing" the person they beat to replace them.

"Yeah, remember back when I said this asshole was horrible and utterly unqualified for this job? Forget all that....just joshin' ya."

Posted by: FaCubeItches at June 09, 2016 03:48 PM (rznWS)

136 I could see there being a real legal issue just transporting a gun home from a gun store in California.

You're basically allowed to have it locked in a gun safe, unloaded, just like Founders intended.

Don;t know if it's still true, but in NYC you basically had to hire an attorney just to purchase a firearm. Not carry it, but simply have one.

Never understood how they passed muster even with a moderate Supreme Court.

Posted by: Maritime at June 09, 2016 03:48 PM (GbrzM)

137 There is still an "Office of Special Counsel" but it is an independent agency

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Independent of what? Ultimately nothing is independent as it is all headed by the same person.

Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 03:48 PM (gmeXX)

138 I had a bad itch on my abuela once.

Couldn't sit for a week.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 09, 2016 03:48 PM (vP09u)

139 Bernie and the alleged pederast look like they're sitting in the doctor's waiting room knowing one of them has hepatitis of the taint and the doctor walks out and tells them the tests say it's Bernie who's gonna die.

Posted by: spongeworthy at June 09, 2016 03:48 PM (mrfTe)

140 Hairy Reed has a face that needs another punching. By Tom Cotton.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 09, 2016 03:49 PM (1ZOkK)

141 131: nice fantasy, jane. these guys have impotent jobs to do. can't upset the status quo you know.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 09, 2016 03:49 PM (ucDmr)

142 OFF TOPIC

Hey Ace, are you gonna make that sidebar about the book you flung against the wall a post and if so can I blog about it on my blog?


Also I survived coffee with butter, day two now.
Just having that when I wake up, but right on hour 4 after waking I get my coffee with half & half.

Posted by: @votermom at June 09, 2016 03:49 PM (7lVbc)

143 the AG should have the authority to recognize a conflict of interest and appoint an independent prosecutor to conduct the investigation

The proper check against this is congress. They're supposed to be clearing house when corruption and conflict of interest, abuse of power, and unconstitutional activity takes place. They aren't doing anything.

When even Brazil is tougher on corruption than you... you are a batch of incredibly nutless freaks.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 09, 2016 03:49 PM (39g3+)

144


How is this person any more independent than Lynch is? Lynch isn't
being asked to investigate her office. Who would appoint this person?

Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 03:47 PM (gmeXX)
___Lynch would. She should then publicly recuse herself from the decision to prosecute made by the special counsel. And divert all media questions to his office.Is that a perfect situation? No. But its better than what we have now. No-one really believes that Lynch will pursue an indictment against Hillary, notwithstanding the apparent merits.

Posted by: Revenant at June 09, 2016 03:49 PM (y64uP)

145 Looks like Bill finally got Barry to fetch his coffee.

Posted by: Fritz at June 09, 2016 03:50 PM (UzPAd)

146

I'm looking forward to being a national science-y advisor to President Hillary!

Posted by: Neil Disgrace Tyson at June 09, 2016 03:50 PM (n9LsX)

147 4 Probability of indictment approaching 0.
Posted by: SCOTUS without Scalia at June 09, 2016 03:23 PM (KUaJL)

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I really hate being right.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 09, 2016 03:50 PM (rlfds)

148 >>I wonder if Bernie realizes he never had a chance.

Bernie has been in Congress for decades and has never been taken seriously. Nobody has ever given a shit what he had to say.

Sure he knew he was going to lose. But he had an all expenses paid (socialists like that a lot) excellent adventure for the last year where for once people listened to his idiotic drivel. Granted it was mostly kids with bones in their noses and pink hair but they came to hear the Tao of Free Shit.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 09, 2016 03:50 PM (/tuJf)

149 Abuela=grandmother. Around here they usually say the diminutive, abuelita, and 'buelita for short.

Posted by: stace at June 09, 2016 03:50 PM (ozZau)

150 Brazilian legislature: they might kill me for this but I'm voting to impeach this administration.

GOP Congress: this is not the hill to die on.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 09, 2016 03:51 PM (39g3+)

151 If you're talking about Hillz the appropriate word is cloaca rather than abuela

Posted by: Webb Hubbell at June 09, 2016 03:41 PM (n9LsX)
................

Abuela plugs the cloaca.

Posted by: wth at June 09, 2016 03:51 PM (HgMAr)

152 We are so not voting our way out of this bullshit.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 09, 2016 03:51 PM (rlfds)

153 Also I survived coffee with butter....


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Wait... is that on eof the euphemisms Ill regret looking up in the Urban Dictionary.

Posted by: fixerupper at June 09, 2016 03:51 PM (8XRCm)

154
I'm looking forward to being a national science-y advisor to President Hillary!

Posted by: Neil Disgrace Tyson at June 09, 2016 03:50 PM (n9LsX)


And I'm looking forward to being in charge of President Hillary's! Happy Fun Re-education Camps for Deniers!

Posted by: Bill Nye, the Douchebag Guy at June 09, 2016 03:51 PM (1ZOkK)

155 Also as soon as we go officially OT I need some HVAC advice:
how do I compare Trane vs Rheem?

Posted by: @votermom at June 09, 2016 03:52 PM (7lVbc)

156 "fatal conflict of interest" Are you suggestion Ms. Lynch should stay clear of any parks in the greater Metro Washington D.C. area?

Posted by: #vincefosterlivesmatter at June 09, 2016 03:52 PM (vI+F1)

157 So what? Unless HRC magically turns her skin black ... she will not get the turnout of blacks that came out for TFG. His entire team hates HRC. Nothing is ever done or said without motive of the end game. ACORNing will not be as large of an impact in getting out votes for HRC.

TFG is toeing a line saying he supports her but that line is not necessarily the Dem line. His team ... Valerie Jarrett, et al. make the rules not TFG.

Valerie Jarret gave an interview some years ago about the guy (forget his name at the moment) that was forced to step down from was it EPA. Wait ... Van Jones? forget ... anyway during the interview she said admiring him .. "Yes, WE, have had our eye on him for a long time." ... and you know who the WE she was talking about don't you? It was NOT the Dem regular party.

There is more behind the curtain than even the head of the DNC know. Wasserman and crew think they control it all ... fools.

This election will change everything. If they wanted immigration reform, they could have done it all in the first 2 years of TFG administration.

No, they hold their cards until needed.

Like I said previously ... I am riding any damn train with any conductor that keeps Hillary Rodham Clinton out of the White House.

The end game has always been about illegals getting the vote. If HRC gets in you can kiss any other party goodbye. The Dems will be in forever and they will continue to embrace Socialism/Marxism/Communists openly and there will be NOTHING anyone will be able to do about it ... ever.

All aboard whatever train you decide to ride or if you decide not to ride ... you decided by omission.


Posted by: wasone at June 09, 2016 03:52 PM (nA3uK)

158 She should then publicly recuse herself from the decision to prosecute made by the special counsel. And divert all media questions to his office.Is that a perfect situation? No. But its better than what we have now. No-one really believes that Lynch will pursue an indictment against Hillary, notwithstanding the apparent merits.

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But the decision isn't hers to begin with. Its Obama's. People are looking for a solution that already exists. The Constitution gives Congress the solution. To the extent Congress doesn't exercise it, then it becomes a political issue for the people to decide. We should not be looking for an extra-Constitutional solution merely because Congress refuses to take the hard steps or because the people may decide differently.

Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 03:52 PM (gmeXX)

159
The proper check against this is congress.
They're supposed to be clearing house when corruption and conflict of
interest, abuse of power, and unconstitutional activity takes place.
They aren't doing anything.



When even Brazil is tougher on corruption than you... you are a batch of incredibly nutless freaks.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 09, 2016 03:49 PM (39g3+)
___Congress doesn't have the authority to prosecute though.
I suppose Congress could hold hearings, find executive officials in contempt and seek to jail them on the premises. But that's asking alot from a body of hand-wringing wimps who will not even pursue something like impeachment against an IRS commissioner who stonewalled and lied to their faces under oath.

Posted by: Revenant at June 09, 2016 03:53 PM (y64uP)

160 152 We are so not voting our way out of this bullshit.
Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 09, 2016 03:51 PM (rlfds)

Yep. There's only one option left - dance off, bro!

Posted by: Peter Quill, Star-Lord at June 09, 2016 03:53 PM (7HtZB)

161 We are so not voting our way out of this bullshit.

No. Sadly, we are not.

God help us all in the coming days. We've had it so easy for so long.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 09, 2016 03:53 PM (39g3+)

162 how do I compare Trane vs Rheem?

Either way, you're HVACked.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at June 09, 2016 03:53 PM (hqZPQ)

163 Oh, and somewhat tangentially related: Paul Ryan declares that he has not yet begun to draw attention to himself and further declares that he still supports Trump.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at June 09, 2016 03:54 PM (4ng05)

164
But the decision isn't hers to begin with. Its
Obama's. People are looking for a solution that already exists. The
Constitution gives Congress the solution. To the extent Congress
doesn't exercise it, then it becomes a political issue for the people to
decide. We should not be looking for an extra-Constitutional solution
merely because Congress refuses to take the hard steps or because the
people may decide differently.

Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 03:52 PM (gmeXX)

__What solution do you have in mind? Impeachment of Obama and the AG?

Posted by: Revenant at June 09, 2016 03:54 PM (y64uP)

165 >>how do I compare Trane vs Rheem?

Traned or Rheemed, tough call.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 09, 2016 03:54 PM (/tuJf)

166 Congress doesn't have the authority to prosecute though.

If the president doesn't do his job, they can remove him. Same for any appointment-level office. But they won't.

I'm not kidding, Brazil's legislature just did that. With their government.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 09, 2016 03:54 PM (39g3+)

167 anybody who thought this would end differently was baked worse than choomboy. you really need to put the pipe down for an hour or two.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 09, 2016 03:55 PM (ucDmr)

168 Just that stupid grin on his face turns my stomach,never mind actually watching the clip.

Posted by: steevy at June 09, 2016 03:55 PM (B48dK)

169 Also as soon as we go officially OT I need some HVAC advice:
how do I compare Trane vs Rheem?
Posted by: @votermom



No idea. I had a Rheem. It lasted 12 Texas summers.
My AC guy is pushing American Standard.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 09, 2016 03:56 PM (BoFYZ)

170 I still hope there are enough Bernie Bros to make things fun at the Dem convention.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 09, 2016 03:56 PM (1ZOkK)

171 There are only two ways out of this shit we are in. One, an Art V convention in which the power is returned to the States and the ability of DC to rule like an oligarchy is terminated or a violent insurrection.


As long as the FSA determines the outcome of our elections we are doomed.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 03:56 PM (mpXpK)

172
Unless HRC magically turns her skin black ... she will not get the turnout of blacks that came out for TFG.

Yeah, instead of 94% she'll only get 91%

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 09, 2016 03:56 PM (IqV8l)

173 I have long said to those around me that, nowadays, we elect politicians to office, not statesmen. Doing so has an effect: you're looking at it right now.

As others have said here and elsewhere, politics is downstream from culture. So it depresses me that America's greatness is behind her and will not be re-established without a great deal of pain, suffering, and a hearty replenishment of the tree of Liberty.

Posted by: Shinjinrui at June 09, 2016 03:56 PM (4SznG)

174 Vote like the republic depends on it!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 09, 2016 03:57 PM (Ozsfq)

175 The state has already notified rioters and protesters that they won't be arresting anyone, just giving the cops the power to assess a $100 fine. Not detain. Fine.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 09, 2016 03:57 PM (39g3+)

176 I never thought Obama was going to formally charge Hillary. All of this rivalry talk was just that, he was never going to hand Trump the keys to the White House. Ever.


I still think the FBI recommends indictment, and Lynch says no and Obama will at least have to get his hands dirty, but they will gladly take that punch in the face rather than indict.

Posted by: Maritime at June 09, 2016 03:57 PM (GbrzM)

177 Just took my house off the market. I'd commented earlier about getting zinged by Zillow on my Zestimate...then went to my realtor telling her we'd like to reduce our ask but would like to negotiate a new commission.

She said there was no negotiation on commission because (in our little town), there's a gentlemen's agreement among the realtors to keep commissions set at 6%.

Not a lawyer, but that sounds like price fixing/collusion to me.

This is how things work, I guess. Maybe Hillary! will offer BO a blanket pardon for any offenses committed while President.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at June 09, 2016 03:57 PM (hqZPQ)

178 Unless HRC magically turns her skin black ... she will not get the turnout of blacks that came out for TFG.


They love her in the black churches. Still. And she always has that awesome black dialect to fall back on. She ain't no ways tahred.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 09, 2016 03:58 PM (1ZOkK)

179 Iwo Jima as seen from the air during the invasion.

http://ww2db.com/images/battle_iwojima7.jpg

Look where we are now.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 03:58 PM (fc/KF)

180 Gov Moonbeam signed a law recently making it illegal to carry an unloaded firearm in plain sight. Juxtapose that with the 9th banning concealed carry....and it's a ban when a local sheriff won't permit CCW.

I read in the affirmative decision, that the sticking point on their decision came down to what the word 'bear' means. They stated it was like twice as difficult as 'is', is.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at June 09, 2016 03:58 PM (4ng05)

181 Also as soon as we go officially OT I need some HVAC advice:
how do I compare Trane vs Rheem?
Posted by: @votermom



Not a pro, but if the price is close I would do Trane.

Posted by: Maritime at June 09, 2016 03:58 PM (GbrzM)

182
If the president doesn't do his job, they can remove him. Same for any appointment-level office. But they won't.



I'm not kidding, Brazil's legislature just did that. With their government.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 09, 2016 03:54 PM (39g3+)

___Yeah. Good luck with that. Impeachment is only a possible remedy where a majority in Congress believe that their individual political futures will be better off voting for Impeachment/Conviction than not.Realistically, Obama probably could commit thousands of serious felonies and not be subject to impeachment. At a bare minimum, you'd need a mob of protestors in the streets of the capital, the 24/7 cable news covering nothing but serious Executive Branch scandals, and a majority of the democratic party running for the hills for impeachment to be a viable answer.

Posted by: Revenant at June 09, 2016 03:58 PM (y64uP)

183
>>how do I compare Trane vs Rheem?


The most important part is the quality of the installing contractor.

Run-of-the-mill components designed and installed by an excellent contractor will give much more satisfaction than excellent components designed and installed by a schlampig contractor.

That's why Consumer Reports is pretty worthless on engineered systems component ratings.

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at June 09, 2016 03:58 PM (XdbLA)

184 Muslim Cleric Officiating Muhammad Ali Funeral Accused Jews Of Facilitating 1993 WTC Bombing

Weasel Zippers

It appears Ali is going out the same way he came in.

I was prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt of his early days because of his youth and stupidity..but now. Fuck him

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 09, 2016 03:58 PM (Ozsfq)

185 Also as soon as we go officially OT I need some HVAC advice:

how do I compare Trane vs Rheem?

Posted by: @votermom


I have a Trane and it has been going now for almost 15 years. The only problem I have had with it has been lightning strikes. And that is about the average lifetime for a heat pump. My next door neighbor also has a Trane that is about 20 years old but she has been having to get it fixed a lot lately.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 03:59 PM (mpXpK)

186 I guess the fact that she severely compromised the security of a cabinet department he is responsible for, and which is one of the two cabinet departments our enemies would most want to spy on (three if you count Homeland Security, I guess), isn't really anything to hold against her.

Posted by: Michael at June 09, 2016 03:59 PM (KClXw)

187 She said there was no negotiation on commission because (in our little town), there's a gentlemen's agreement among the realtors to keep commissions set at 6%.

Not a lawyer, but that sounds like price fixing/collusion to me.

This is how things work, I guess. Maybe Hillary! will offer BO a blanket pardon for any offenses committed while President.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie



Most realtors won't agree to it but there's certainly no law that says you have to have a minimum commission.

Posted by: Maritime at June 09, 2016 03:59 PM (GbrzM)

188 Impeachment still off the table.

Strike a match...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, readying the webcam at June 09, 2016 03:59 PM (9krrF)

189 So some Morons are pulling a Trane?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 03:59 PM (fc/KF)

190 Fuckstick looks like he's baked. As usual. He's probably openly doing bong hits in the Oval Office theses days.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 09, 2016 03:59 PM (SeD0w)

191 Revenant - that's my point. Congress doesn't have the power to prosecute. Only the President does. And Congress can't pass a law granting itself of someone other than the President the power to appoint a special prosecutor. Even if you do, and even if you say that person is independent, and even if that person does act independently - under the Constitution that person is always answerable to the President - so that person is never independent.

My solution is simply, either impeach Lynch or the FBI director, withhold funds from the FBI or DOJ, or take other actions against the President. Those are simple solutions, but they carry political risk. If Congress is spineless, then we the people can exercise our voting power to not vote for her, to vote for someone who will prosecute her, or to vote for a Congress that will use its power.

Beyond that we shouldn't be inventing some solution just to give us the appearance that something is being done.

Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 04:00 PM (gmeXX)

192 I watched the nauseating endorsement video. Not one single statement made by that Potemkin Village facade of a man, was truthful. In fact, not one single isolated word was true. "Compassion." "Heart." "America."

Coupled with the recent events in Fresno, it came across as a declaration of war. They're releasing the hounds.

I hope now that the rancid old psychopath thinks she's home free, she'll double down on her drinking and carpet munching, and die of natural causes such as liver failure, brain hemorrhage, or choking on pubic hair.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at June 09, 2016 04:00 PM (/f6Nd)

193

OBAMA: I WANT HILLARY TO WIN
PRIVATE MEETING WITH AG LYNCH

Vote like your life depends on it!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 09, 2016 04:00 PM (Ozsfq)

194 She said there was no negotiation on commission because (in our little town), there's a gentlemen's agreement among the realtors to keep commissions set at 6%.


Tell them fine, you want that 6%, sell it at $XXX or I'm going with xyz who will.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 09, 2016 04:00 PM (BoFYZ)

195
How is this person any more independent than Lynch is? Lynch isn't
being asked to investigate her office. Who would appoint this person?

Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 03:47 PM (gmeXX)
___Lynch would. She should then publicly recuse herself from the decision to prosecute made by the special counsel. And divert all media questions to his office.Is that a perfect situation? No. But its better than what we have now. No-one really believes that Lynch will pursue an indictment against Hillary, notwithstanding the apparent merits.
Posted by: Revenant at June 09, 2016 03:49 PM (y64uP)
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How would this be even a minimal improvement? How would this be "better than what we have now"? Of course there will be ONE criterion for this appointment: the person will not indict.

Posted by: iforgot at June 09, 2016 04:01 PM (pC96u)

196 Col. Allen West on Fox.

He'd make a great Trump VP.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 09, 2016 04:01 PM (1ZOkK)

197
Trump on Palestinian celebrations of terror: 'despicable!'
Donald Trump notes fireworks in Hevron following murderous attack in Tel Aviv, addresses Palestinian incitement.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 09, 2016 04:01 PM (Ozsfq)

198 and also on yahoo, Craig Snyder, 'lifelong Republican" who started 'Republicans for Hillary":

"
"You have to put first things first in life, and a threat to the security and the safety of our country and our families is far more important than any disagreements we have over taxes or spending or social issues," says Snyder in an interview.
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But, he maintains: "Down the road, America will have plenty of time to go back to arguing, civilly and thoughtfully, about taxes, spending, and the right balance between accommodating change and preserving tradition in family and community values," he wrote on the site. Right now, "Donald Trump must be defeated."
"

has this guy paid attention to anything in recent years? Did he miss school they day they learned about what a total fustercluck Hillery was a Sec of State? And when have the Democrats even been civil when they didn't get what they wanted?

Posted by: mallflower Rodham Clinton at June 09, 2016 04:01 PM (qSIlh)

199 Gov Moonbeam signed a law recently making it illegal to carry an unloaded firearm in plain sight. Juxtapose that with the 9th banning concealed carry....and it's a ban when a local sheriff won't permit CCW.

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I'm not worried. The California police would never just stand by and let people be assaulted.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Racist for Dinosaurs at June 09, 2016 04:02 PM (Nwg0u)

200 192 Recent events in San Jose. For some reason I really like typing "Fresno." I think everybody does.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at June 09, 2016 04:02 PM (/f6Nd)

201 Hillary's poor health will be her downfall. That and a Chi-Com hack into her knurled processor.

Posted by: Fritz at June 09, 2016 04:02 PM (UzPAd)

202 Thanks for the advice...I'm in a real bad place in the market, but I do have some insider info on incoming businesses, so I'm holding off the sale for a few more months.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at June 09, 2016 04:02 PM (hqZPQ)

203 The current GOP crew shits their pants at the mere mention of the "I" word or ,God forbid,"government shutdown".

Posted by: steevy at June 09, 2016 04:02 PM (B48dK)

204 how do I compare Trane vs Rheem?Posted by: @votermom 

Not sure you should. The smart money nowadays buys ' mini-splits' out of Asia.

Localized choice of heating or cooling.

Everything depends on localized needs and a 1, 000 variable equation. More btu cooling power does not equate to a more comfortable home. Smaller energy efficient units running more often reduce humidity which raises comfort level even at higher temperatures.

As an 'empty nester' I want to pick up a remote and heat or cool a room in minutes for an hour a day. There's a lot to figure out. I guarantee you that your hvac guy is not going to inform you or sell you the best solution for your current or future needs.

Posted by: Lice Wags at June 09, 2016 04:02 PM (ZnIt3)

205 198
and also on yahoo, Craig Snyder, 'lifelong Republican" who started 'Republicans for Hillary":




Fuck that guy in particular. With a pineapple and razor blade. Assembly required.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 09, 2016 04:03 PM (1ZOkK)

206 So Obama, Hillary, Trump and Reince Pribus are all in a twitter war...this sounds like a really bad horror movie.

Posted by: IC at June 09, 2016 04:03 PM (a0IVu)

207 Muslim Cleric Officiating Muhammad Ali Funeral Accused Jews Of Facilitating 1993 WTC Bombing

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Well, as long as it's classy.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Racist for Dinosaurs at June 09, 2016 04:03 PM (Nwg0u)

208 'A republic, if you can keep it' LOL

Posted by: GregV61 at June 09, 2016 04:03 PM (H0lcY)

209 razor blade = razor wire


Angry fingers.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 09, 2016 04:04 PM (1ZOkK)

210 from the sidebar

Case Against Sugar, wait for December, when the indispensible Gary Taubes will publish his book, called, felicitously enough, The Case Against Sugar.

exactly

eat fat, fatty fat (duck liver pate!)
and protein (duck liver pate!)

cut back on sugar or sugar making foods

My sister and I keep trying to tell my mother, a bread-a-holic to slow it down - a tiny petite little lady who's never been overweight was just diagnosed with a low level diabetes (pills versus insulin shots). She's so upset because she's always "ate right" etc. She's a breadaholic and she's in denial. She's too addicted to give it up.

And, like (I think Taube said), you don't have to exercise to lose weight. I've done it. Just reduced calories. (the right calories, which also means less sugar - I assume everyone knows how to eat right... but I'm often proven wrong. Real food.)

Good to know about the other book, Fat Chance + Big Gov. The book gets rave reviews.





Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 09, 2016 04:04 PM (qCMvj)

211 I'm actually liking Bernie Sanders a little better now (and no, I won't vote for him), So far he isn't bowing to the man who would be King.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke
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Sure he is. He's never once mentioned Hillary's long history of corruption. In point of fact, he has avoided it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 09, 2016 04:04 PM (9mTYi)

212 Have you ever noticed that the most flattering pictures of Obama are the ones where his expression is the most vacant?

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at June 09, 2016 04:04 PM (4ng05)

213 Is it too late to sign up for the Mars mission?!? Asking for me!!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at June 09, 2016 04:04 PM (QkA3o)

214 So Obama, Hillary, Trump and Reince Pribus are all in a twitter war...this sounds like a really bad horror movie.

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Real battle of wits.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Racist for Dinosaurs at June 09, 2016 04:04 PM (Nwg0u)

215 I can't bear to watch it, but yes, just the still makes him looked stoned.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 04:04 PM (rmw+9)

216 The whole "what do we do about Lynch and Obama not indicting?"

If you can't win at the ballot box, then that's "it" unless you want to overthrow the government.

I hate the GOP leadership but so many of these strategies I hear about like impeaching Obama or shutting down the government until ObamaCare is repealed is just not going to happen.

Elections have consequences and that's how these issues are addressed (for now anyway) At the ballot box.

Years ago, no political party would get away with this, but now Americans don't seem to care.

Posted by: Maritime at June 09, 2016 04:05 PM (GbrzM)

217 Its pretty obvious that on those Hil-legal Servers are some "interesting" emails from Obama. Hence, he endorses her and she will not be indicted.

Mm mm, that sweet fragrance that comes from living in a banana republic. I look forward to the coming purges.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 09, 2016 04:05 PM (bp5WU)

218

I deflected topics because I can't stand talking about that sh*tface.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 09, 2016 04:05 PM (qCMvj)

219

Was Barry pretending to cry again?

Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz The Main Dude My Man Esq at June 09, 2016 04:05 PM (sItQg)

220 ___Yeah. Good luck with that. Impeachment is only a possible remedy where a majority in Congress believe that their individual political futures will be better off voting for Impeachment/Conviction than not.Realistically, Obama probably could commit thousands of serious felonies and not be subject to impeachment. At a bare minimum, you'd need a mob of protestors in the streets of the capital, the 24/7 cable news covering nothing but serious Executive Branch scandals, and a majority of the democratic party running for the hills for impeachment to be a viable answer.

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I fully understand why Congress doesn't go the impeachment route - though note I said impeach Lynch (not Obama). But that is the power Congress has - among others. I cannot be in favor of creating powers because we don't like the politics of it all. Some things are really political battles. And whether we like to admit it or not, but this is a political battle not a legal battle. Its a political battle because Obama refused to make it a legal one. So we are left with fighting this using political tools. Using those tools carry a lot of risks. Which is why they aren't being used. Its frustrating.

Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 04:05 PM (gmeXX)

221 So Obama, Hillary, Trump and Reince Pribus are all in a twitter war...this sounds like a really bad horror movie.
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Whose side is Prius on?

Posted by: RioBravo at June 09, 2016 04:06 PM (NUqwG)

222 212
Have you ever noticed that the most flattering pictures of Obama are the ones where his expression is the most vacant?

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at June 09, 2016 04:04 PM (4ng05)


It's the choom. And Reggie under his desk.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 09, 2016 04:06 PM (1ZOkK)

223 This "historic, unprecedented" conflict of interest - and really, constitutional crisis - is notable even by the pinch-yourself-is-this-happening insanity of the last few years.


You might have noticed that hyperbole and exaggeration are common on internet comment boards (no, really).


But it really isn't exaggeration to say that US is now comprehensively, formally, and brazenly just a lawless place. Recalling that arbitrary, selective enforcement of law is not just a form of lawlessness, but the essence of most authoritarian systems.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 04:06 PM (QDnY+)

224 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 09, 2016 04:04 PM (9mTYi)

No, if he were really bowing he would leave the race on order of the King, Not. yet anyway. I don't think he wants to ket down his supporters yet and he's waiting for some sort of deal.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 04:06 PM (rmw+9)

225 Years ago, no political party would get away with this, but now Americans don't seem to care.
Posted by: Maritime at June 09, 2016 04:05 PM (GbrzM)


people have had it too good for too long
they do not know sacrifice

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 09, 2016 04:06 PM (qCMvj)

226 Hills just told Trump to delete is twitter account. lol

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 09, 2016 04:06 PM (iQIUe)

227 203
The current GOP crew shits their pants at the mere mention of the "I" word or ,God forbid,"government shutdown".

Posted by: steevy at June 09, 2016 04:02 PM (B48dK)
Why they all need to go. Spineless wastes of skin.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed - PROUD LGBT - Loves Guns, Beer and Tatas at June 09, 2016 04:07 PM (jxbfJ)

228 Gah. SAFE SPACE KITTEH, STAT!!!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 09, 2016 04:07 PM (1ZOkK)

229
It appears Ali is going out the same way he came in.

I was prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt of his early days because of his youth and stupidity..but now. Fuck him
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 09, 2016 03:58 PM (Ozsfq)
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In fairness, fuck the people who arranged his funeral. And definitely fuck Bill Clinton, the scheduled eulogist.

Posted by: iforgot at June 09, 2016 04:07 PM (pC96u)

230 how do I compare Trane vs Rheem?Posted by:@votermom

Not sure you should. The smart money nowadays buys ' mini-splits' out of Asia.

________

Mini splits are great but if you have a good sized home it's going to mean a ton of evaporators hanging from you inside walls.

Most people don't want that look and so Central Air makes more sense and most already have the ductwork.

Posted by: Maritime at June 09, 2016 04:07 PM (GbrzM)

231 212 Have you ever noticed that the most flattering pictures of Obama are the ones where his expression is the most vacant?
Posted by: Mr Macca Bean



https://youtu.be/l7vvSO_nhaI

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 09, 2016 04:08 PM (bp5WU)

232 214 So Obama, Hillary, Trump and Reince Pribus are all in a twitter war...this sounds like a really bad horror movie.

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Real battle of wits.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Racist for Dinosaurs at June 09, 2016 04:04 PM (Nwg0u)

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Our half is winning.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at June 09, 2016 04:08 PM (/f6Nd)

233 Whose side is Prius on?

Posted by: RioBravo at June 09, 2016 04:06 PM (NUqwG)
Well, Hillary told Trump to delete his (twitter) account. Reince replied saying 'well, if anyone knows how to use a delete key, its you'

Posted by: IC at June 09, 2016 04:08 PM (a0IVu)

234 Hills just told Trump to delete is twitter account. lol

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Real mature, Hillz.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Racist for Dinosaurs at June 09, 2016 04:08 PM (Nwg0u)

235 In fairness, fuck the people who arranged his funeral. And definitely fuck Bill Clinton, the scheduled eulogist.

Posted by: iforgot at June 09, 2016 04:07 PM (pC96u)


Actually, Ali planned his entire funeral. He kept the plans in "the book," according to family members and friends.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 09, 2016 04:08 PM (1ZOkK)

236 189 So some Morons are pulling a Trane?
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 03:59 PM (fc/KF)

Rheems Anna under the Trane

I keed!!!

Posted by: @votermom at June 09, 2016 04:08 PM (7lVbc)

237 If Congress is spineless, then we the people can exercise our voting power to not vote for her, to vote for someone who will prosecute her, or to vote for a Congress that will use its power.

We tried that, three increasingly furious and desperate elections in a row. We're not voting our way out of this one. We've tried the legal and proper channels. We gave it our best shot.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 09, 2016 04:08 PM (39g3+)

238 Also as soon as we go officially OT I need some HVAC advice:

how do I compare Trane vs Rheem?


American parts, Russian parts, all made in Taiwan.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 09, 2016 04:09 PM (YEelc)

239 Nobody is ever going to impeach anybody. This is a Club, the government. For all of their puffery, politicians of either side will never throw out one of their Own. That's just talk for naive Proles.

Posted by: kraken at June 09, 2016 04:09 PM (sdxPm)

240 >>In fairness, fuck the people who arranged his funeral. And definitely fuck Bill Clinton, the scheduled eulogist.

Reportedly, Ali arranged his own funeral.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 09, 2016 04:09 PM (/tuJf)

241 So Obama, Hillary, Trump and Reince Pribus are all in a twitter war...this sounds like a really bad horror movie.

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Real battle of wits.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Racist for Dinosaurs at June 09, 2016 04:04 PM (Nwg0u)


wut?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 09, 2016 04:09 PM (qCMvj)

242 In fairness, fuck the people who arranged his funeral. And definitely fuck Bill Clinton, the scheduled eulogist.
Posted by: iforgot at June 09, 2016 04:07 PM (pC96u)

Ali, HIMSELF, arranged his own funeral in detail before he died. He had a whole book about how he wanted it done and by whom...so no fuck him

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 09, 2016 04:09 PM (Ozsfq)

243 Yes, the fix is in. Can you imagine if Jeb! had won the Primary? Trump is the only one who can beat here because he will actually fight.

The entertainment value of the next six months will be priceless.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 09, 2016 04:09 PM (iONHu)

244 This is what frustrated and angered me about Thor's "oh who will rid us of this troublesome politician" talk. I didn't have so much a problem with its basic content - what do you do if a tyrant is elected and in power?

My problem is his target and lack of statements about this earlier. Really? A future theoretical Trump? When the hobnail boot is smashing into your face already?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 09, 2016 04:10 PM (39g3+)

245 Jane D'Oh even the cats can't believe what is going on with all these stupid humans.

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/selection-du-weekend-195-16.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 04:10 PM (fc/KF)

246 This is not news...

This is now an in kind Political contribution...

Because you cannot convince me they did not talk to the Clinton people first...

Posted by: Don Q.. at June 09, 2016 04:11 PM (qf6WZ)

247 239
Nobody is ever going to impeach anybody. This is a Club, the government.
For all of their puffery, politicians of either side will never throw
out one of their Own. That's just talk for naive Proles.

Posted by: kraken at June 09, 2016 04:09 PM (sdxPm)
No? On the assumption Trump wins in November, by Feb. 1 the demoncrats will be waiting for Trump to fart just once in their direction and proceedings will begin.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed - PROUD LGBT - Loves Guns, Beer and Tatas at June 09, 2016 04:11 PM (jxbfJ)

248 people have had it too good for too long
they do not know sacrifice


Fuck the people who wouldn't sacrifice before to keep what's coming from happening.

It would be one thing if it were just me I had to worry about. Instead I have to shepherd my declining father through the madness to come?

Fuck the ones who chose wrong. Fuck the ones who talked themselves out of the right thing because it was haaaaaaaard and they had too much to looooooose. Fuck the people who didn't call them account and fuck the people like me who didn't do enough to hold all those people to the fire.

Pray for grace. If we get what we deserve, we're toast.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, readying the webcam at June 09, 2016 04:11 PM (9krrF)

249 177 Just took my house off the market. I'd commented earlier about getting zinged by Zillow on my Zestimate...then went to my realtor telling her we'd like to reduce our ask but would like to negotiate a new commission.
...
I saw your comment yesterday, so I checked my house on zillow for the the first time in years-- we're fixing to sell it anyway.

It's a seller's market here. Values have been and still are going up.

I hope you're able to get what you need out your sale.

Posted by: stace at June 09, 2016 04:11 PM (ozZau)

250 Ace: "But her boss just endorsed the target of the FBI's investigation for President."

I heard Rove make a big deal yesterday about whether Obama "endorses" Hillary as creating a conflict.

It's bullshit to focus on the endorsement as if that creates the conflict. It's a phony excuse by the GOPe to explain away why until now they confirmed Lynch and did nothing to fight for a special counsel at a time when all of this about her using her secret server was publicly known and they had leverage over Obama.

The DOJ is an extension of the Hillary campaign. It is part of her team of defense lawyers.

Posted by: Justice is dead in America at June 09, 2016 04:12 PM (X4FeV)

251 It is always possible (however improbable) that the King Shit Midas touch will be the kiss of death for Hil. I mean, it's not as though it hasn't happened... a time or two, or dozens.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 09, 2016 04:12 PM (9mTYi)

252 If Congress is spineless, then we the people can exercise our voting power to not vote for her, to vote for someone who will prosecute her, or to vote for a Congress that will use its power.

We tried that, three increasingly furious and desperate elections in a row. We're not voting our way out of this one. We've tried the legal and proper channels. We gave it our best shot.

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Then Hillary will escape any repercussions. Sucks, but that will be the decision of the country. We can then proceed from there.

Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 04:12 PM (gmeXX)

253 245
Jane D'Oh even the cats can't believe what is going on with all these stupid humans.



LOL! That's hilarious!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 09, 2016 04:12 PM (1ZOkK)

254 Also as soon as we go officially OT I need some HVAC advice:

how do I compare Trane vs Rheem?

American parts, Russian parts, all made in Taiwan.
Posted by: Blanco Basura



None of them are as good as they used to be. I firmly believe the huge push for efficiency has made them less robust.

From people I've heard in the business, Trane is usually said to be the least crappy.

But also be sure the unit you're replacing actually needs to be replaced. Techs are basically salesman that will tell you to replace over a $20 capacitor needing replacement.

Posted by: Maritime at June 09, 2016 04:12 PM (GbrzM)

255 191
Revenant - that's my point. Congress doesn't have the power to
prosecute. Only the President does. And Congress can't pass a law
granting itself of someone other than the President the power to appoint
a special prosecutor. Even if you do, and even if you say that person
is independent, and even if that person does act independently - under
the Constitution that person is always answerable to the President - so
that person is never independent.



My solution is simply, either impeach Lynch or the FBI director,
withhold funds from the FBI or DOJ, or take other actions against the
President. Those are simple solutions, but they carry political risk.
If Congress is spineless, then we the people can exercise our voting
power to not vote for her, to vote for someone who will prosecute her,
or to vote for a Congress that will use its power.



Beyond that we shouldn't be inventing some solution just to give us the appearance that something is being done.

Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 04:00 PM (gmeXX)
__The practical effect of this is to accomplish nothing. Congress will not impeach. They won't withhold funds either. (And, if they tried, Obama would veto the legislation and stand on a soap box about how the GOP's desire for a witch hunt was going to mean that federal law enforcement can't go after the real bad guys, like murderers and drug dealers).There is no political solution to this as it currently stands because the media will not put proper pressure on the Dems and because
the people will not spontaneously revolt over these types of offenses. You have to roll the dice and try to get someone outside the system who, hopefully, would have enough of a sense of honor to make the right call.I don't trust the DOJ rank and file to do this because they know that if Hillary wins the election, their careers will be on the line.

Posted by: Revenant at June 09, 2016 04:12 PM (y64uP)

256 This is now an in kind Political contribution...

Because you cannot convince me they did not talk to the Clinton people first...


It's a transaction. OfA is getting its cut of the CGI action, I guarantee it.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, readying the webcam at June 09, 2016 04:12 PM (9krrF)

257 The entertainment value of the next six months will be priceless.

Yeah, its time to put your feet up and eat the popcorn. Watch it all like a show, because you damn well aren't a player.

On the assumption Trump wins in November, by Feb. 1 the demoncrats will be waiting for Trump to fart just once in their direction and proceedings will begin.

Not even then. They could have impeached Bush, and based on their lying treasonous rhetoric, they had cause, in their minds. But they didn't even make the gesture.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 09, 2016 04:13 PM (39g3+)

258 Another reason to hate the JEF: Twelve of the Gitmo detainees Barry released have killed Americans in Afghanistan.

And now I'll remove my fingers from the keyboard.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 09, 2016 04:13 PM (1ZOkK)

259 Leaked criminal referral + Comey and others resignation = long-held hope/expectation of many.


Even assuming it comes to that - and if it doesn't it's really an equally devastating and sort of final collapse of legitimacy for the rule of law WRT govt. officials' conduct - just what country do we think we're talking about?


Will anyone be shocked if such an unimaginable scandal will result in ..... almost no political repercussions? I always say it - don't look up, look around you for the reason the US is in its present state.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 04:13 PM (QDnY+)

260
So Obama, Hillary, Trump and Reince Pribus walk into a twitter bar.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 09, 2016 04:14 PM (IqV8l)

261
We tried that, three increasingly furious and desperate elections in a row. We're not voting our way out of this one. We've tried the legal and proper channels. We gave it our best shot.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 09, 2016 04:08 PM (39g3+)

Agree, there's no way out. And don't anyone hold their breath for a "revolution". The Right is not wired that way. I imagine most Righties will try to get by, trying to just keep their heads down. Besides, we're probably two thirds of the way to outright Socialism anyway, and most people are plugged in to that system, in some fashion.

Posted by: kraken at June 09, 2016 04:14 PM (sdxPm)

262


NOOD

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 09, 2016 04:14 PM (qCMvj)

263
Hmmmm...

Now, if I didn't want to look like I was pulling shenanigans by indicting Clinton and inserting Joe Biden into the race, what would I do?

I'd endorse her, then order the indictment.
Posted by: Sardiver at June 09, 2016 03:29 PM (Pn0FW)
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I can see this.

And after she's indicted, I would step back and say "I did everything I could for her. I stuck my neck out for her. This sad event is not of my doing."

And then I would leave the White House on a wave of love, with unparalleled power over the liberal establishment, sharing it with no one, no not even a Clinton, not a Bill nor a Chelsea nor a Huma nor a Cheryl, the entire Kingdom of Dem to myself, no matter who is in the White House.

Posted by: iforgot at June 09, 2016 04:14 PM (pC96u)

264 My problem is his target and lack of statements about this earlier. Really? A future theoretical Trump? When the hobnail boot is smashing into your face already?



I've said it since it was first brought up. People are worrying WAY too much about what Trump MIGHT do, and not enough about what Hillz WILL do.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 09, 2016 04:15 PM (BoFYZ)

265 __The practical effect of this is to accomplish nothing. Congress will not impeach. They won't withhold funds either. (And, if they tried, Obama would veto the legislation and stand on a soap box about how the GOP's desire for a witch hunt was going to mean that federal law enforcement can't go after the real bad guys, like murderers and drug dealers).There is no political solution to this as it currently stands because the media will not put proper pressure on the Dems and because
the people will not spontaneously revolt over these types of offenses. You have to roll the dice and try to get someone outside the system who, hopefully, would have enough of a sense of honor to make the right call.I don't trust the DOJ rank and file to do this because they know that if Hillary wins the election, their careers will be on the line.

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None of this will work, but a special prosecutor will? I find that laughable. More importantly, I find it an affront to the Constitution. But I no the response back is going to be no one respects the Constitution anyway.

Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 04:15 PM (gmeXX)

266 Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 04:05 PM (gmeXX)

Better... Impeach HILLARY for telling lies to Congress, and breaking all those security laws...

You CAN impeach even after they have left office... AND one possible punishment for impeachment, is never to be able to hold public office again.

Posted by: Don Q.. at June 09, 2016 04:15 PM (qf6WZ)

267 fuck Bill Clinton, the scheduled eulogist.
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Expect Bill to point out that both he and Clay dodged the draft. He will skip the part where he, himself, did not go to jail.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 09, 2016 04:15 PM (9mTYi)

268 If a Republican did this during an investigation the NY Slime would be 24/7 calling for an independent counsel.



With Obama? Crickets.

Posted by: Nip Sip at June 09, 2016 04:15 PM (jJRIy)

269 How much will Bill get paid to eulogize at Ali's funeral?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 04:15 PM (rmw+9)

270 So Obama, Hillary, Trump and Reince Pribus are all in a twitter war...this sounds like a really bad horror movie.

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It's on like Donkey Kong.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Racist for Dinosaurs at June 09, 2016 04:16 PM (Nwg0u)

271 Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 04:05 PM (gmeXX)

Better... Impeach HILLARY for telling lies to Congress, and breaking all those security laws...

You CAN impeach even after they have left office... AND one possible punishment for impeachment, is never to be able to hold public office again.
Posted by: Don Q.. at June 09, 2016 04:15 PM (qf6WZ)

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I'm all in favor of more impeachments.

Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 04:16 PM (gmeXX)

272 nood

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 04:16 PM (mpXpK)

273
I fully understand why Congress doesn't go the
impeachment route - though note I said impeach Lynch (not Obama). But
that is the power Congress has - among others. I cannot be in favor of
creating powers because we don't like the politics of it all. Some
things are really political battles. And whether we like to admit it or
not, but this is a political battle not a legal battle. Its a
political battle because Obama refused to make it a legal one. So we
are left with fighting this using political tools. Using those tools
carry a lot of risks. Which is why they aren't being used. Its
frustrating.

Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 04:05 PM (gmeXX)
__It is frustrating. The system is being stretched so far now that its starting to break down.If it hasn't already, once it devolves completely into a system where one Tribe will protect its own, no matter what, and attack the other Tribe, no matter what, we will have what amounts to Rwanada-style government at the federal level, with the elections being the battle lines.At least at the beginning.

Posted by: Revenant at June 09, 2016 04:17 PM (y64uP)

274 Posted by: kraken at June 09, 2016 04:09 PM (sdxPm)
No? On the assumption Trump wins in November, by Feb. 1 the demoncrats will be waiting for Trump to fart just once in their direction and proceedings will begin.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed - PROUD LGBT - Loves Guns, Beer and Tatas at June 09, 2016 04:11 PM (jxbfJ)

He is not part of the Club.
Plus, he will never be allowed to win. The amount of fraud and intimidation this cycle will be astounding.

Posted by: kraken at June 09, 2016 04:18 PM (sdxPm)

275 __It is frustrating. The system is being stretched so far now that its starting to break down.If it hasn't already, once it devolves completely into a system where one Tribe will protect its own, no matter what, and attack the other Tribe, no matter what, we will have what amounts to Rwanada-style government at the federal level, with the elections being the battle lines.At least at the beginning.

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That may be. Appointing a special prosecutor is not going to stop that if that is indeed where we are going.

Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 04:19 PM (gmeXX)

276 Trump should go after Bernie's supporters.

Hell....he won't even have to change his views much....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo...Am Yisrael Hai at June 09, 2016 04:19 PM (Zu3d9)

277 I'm a bad person. I laughed hysterically while I watched Bernie have his heart ripped out of his chest, skewered, tossed on the floor, doused with kerosene and lit on fire.

I will use this as a teachable moment to my kids: this is what it looks when your dreams are crushed.

And on the preparation of H?

Like any of this was not pre-ordained?

She ran against Margin O'Error and that other nameless guy and uncle crazy.

Like there wasn't a chance of this happening...

Posted by: Nuke it from orbit at June 09, 2016 04:20 PM (94216)

278 Mini splits are great but if you have a good sized home it's going to mean a ton of evaporators hanging from you inside walls. Most people don't want that look and so Central Air makes more sense and most already have the ductwork.Posted by: Maritime

Variables. I have over 4, 000 sq feet to heat and or cool. Sitting under a hundred foot tall treeline. I can cool this place with 5, 000 btu running continuously. HVAC peeps want to sell me 50, 000 btu that would cool the place instantly but I'd end up with a clammy, moist, cold home.

There are so many variables involved and some hvac people don't want to spend the time figuring out what is best, only the brand they sell - as if that's the most important variable. It isn't. Cost and comfort and utility matter most to me.

Which is why I won't buy from them. They have one solution - take it or leave it.

Posted by: Lice Wags at June 09, 2016 04:20 PM (ZnIt3)

279
None of this will work, but a special prosecutor
will? I find that laughable. More importantly, I find it an affront
to the Constitution. But I no the response back is going to be no one
respects the Constitution anyway.

Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 04:15 PM (gmeXX)
__A wise man once told me that there were really three ways to amend the constitution. The first is the tried and true amendment process that begins in Congress. The second is the never-before-attempted Article V convention.The third is simply that, if the people just don't believe in a provision anymore, it in effect gets written out of the document by custom and practice, irrespective of any formal votes.When I first heard that, I wasn't quite sure I believed it. But I think that there is a great deal of truth to it. The Constitution is a paper document. It has no intrinsic force to rule our lives, except the force that we personally imbue it with our own beliefs.Some believe that its strict wording is what it has to mean, because that is what it says. I tend to subscribe to this view.Others believe that it changes with the times. From a strictly logical perspective, they are wrong. But practically, they are correct. The Constitution has been effectively amended many times by the People's refusal to adhere to its strict wording and acquiescence to be governed in contravention of it.

Posted by: Revenant at June 09, 2016 04:23 PM (y64uP)

280 "It's a phony excuse by the GOPe to explain away why until now they
confirmed Lynch and did nothing to fight for a special counsel at a time
when all of this about her using her secret server was publicly known
and they had leverage over Obama."

As with the Lois Lerner affair, the GOP establishment will huff and puff and harrumph about how outrageous it all is, but really, they were not all that affronted by Lerner's crimes, and really, they aren't all that affronted by Hillary's crimes either.

The pork must flow. That's the only thing which really matters in D.C.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 09, 2016 04:24 PM (noWW6)

281 God damn it -- Why don't the spaces I add to my comments appear? Everything turns into a block of text. I don't understand why that is.

Posted by: Revenant at June 09, 2016 04:24 PM (y64uP)

282 GOPe= Washington Generals of politics. We are screwed.

Posted by: Dr. Zaius MD at June 09, 2016 04:24 PM (Y/VkU)

283 >> Congress can't pass a law granting itself of someone other than the President the power to appoint a special prosecutor. Even if you do, and even if you say that person is independent, and even if that person does act independently - under the Constitution that person is always answerable to the President - so that person is never independent.

The Supreme Court said otherwise 7-1 in Morrison v Olson. Scalia was the one dissenter. He was appalled that Rehnquist upheld the law. The independent prosecutor law expired without being renewed, but was not struck down.

Posted by: Scalia's Ghost at June 09, 2016 04:24 PM (X4FeV)

284 I have over 4, 000 sq feet to heat and or cool. Sitting under a hundred foot tall treeline. I can cool this place with 5, 000 btu running continuously. HVAC peeps want to sell me 50, 000 btu that would cool the place instantly but I'd end up with a clammy, moist, cold home.

There are so many variables involved and some hvac people don't want to spend the time figuring out what is best, only the brand they sell - as if that's the most important variable. It isn't. Cost and comfort and utility matter most to me.

Which is why I won't buy from them. They have one solution - take it or leave it.
Posted by: Lice Wags

_____________


But you'd concede your home has incredibly unusual cooling needs to say the least. I'm sure in Hawaii you could heat a home with a can of Sterno.

5,000 BTUs here in the Southwest wouldn't cool a good sized closet, much less a 4,000 sq foot house.

But if I had a small townhouse or condo, I would definitely look at buying a mini split system for the utility savings.

Posted by: Maritime at June 09, 2016 04:24 PM (GbrzM)

285 The Supreme Court said otherwise 7-1 in Morrison v Olson. Scalia was the one dissenter. He was appalled that Rehnquist upheld the law. The independent prosecutor law expired without being renewed, but was not struck down.

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Scalia was right. I don't care what the Court said. They were wrong.

Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 04:27 PM (gmeXX)

286 "The system is being stretched so far now that its starting to break
down. If it hasn't already, once it devolves completely into a system
where one Tribe will protect its own, no matter what, and attack the
other Tribe, no matter what, we will have what amounts to Rwanada-style
government at the federal level, with the elections being the battle
lines."

Funny thing, though. In Rwanda, I don't remember that there was a particular tribe which had an internal taboo against actually asserting and upholding its own interests against those of other tribes.

I don't think it would have worked out too well for such a notional tribe had one existed with that belief strucure.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 09, 2016 04:27 PM (noWW6)

287 Revanant - I still believe in the Constitution. I'm not going to take positions that are an affront to it merely because they are convenient, and subsequently lose all future arguments for why it should be followed.

Posted by: SH at June 09, 2016 04:28 PM (gmeXX)

288 So the communist, instead of throwing his support behind a communist, gave it to a communist.

Posted by: CrustyB at June 09, 2016 04:29 PM (GvSpB)

289 A Republican Congress that had any balls would have refused to appropriate dollar one to the DOJ unless an independent lawyer approved by it, say Andrew McCarthy, was appointed by DOJ as Special Counsel with a full team of FBI agents to investigate the national security case againt Hillary.

If the shoe were on the other foot, that's how the Democrats would have played it.

Posted by: Scalia's Ghost at June 09, 2016 04:31 PM (X4FeV)

290 How did the whole Valerie Plame affair get a special prosecutor?

Posted by: Maritime at June 09, 2016 04:32 PM (GbrzM)

291 For the first time in the history of our country, a President has endorsed a Presidential candidate under investigation by the FBI for violating our national security.

Take a minute and let that sink in.

Posted by: Dogstar at June 09, 2016 04:35 PM (T8vFa)

292 >>How did the whole Valerie Plame affair get a special prosecutor?

The Dems and the Media screamed bloody murder 24/7 until the Bush Admin DOJ relented and appointed an independent counsel, Patrick Fitzgerald and gave him an FBI team of investigators.

Posted by: Scalia's Ghost at June 09, 2016 04:38 PM (X4FeV)

293 Totally off-topic and apropos of nothing at all:

Back in the Spring and Summer of '95, 3 law school graduate buddies and I crewed a small sail boat every Tuesday night at the Duck Dodge, a race held on Lake Union just north of Downtown Seattle. Boat was named "Breakwind II" and was owned by another of our graduate friends.

Much beer was consumed and hilarity had, as this was the perfect release for the stress of studying for the Bar we'd take in July that year.

Sometimes after finishing the race, we'd repair to the Red Door Tavern to further imbibe, and if the mood struck us on the walk home would relieve our bladders against the base of the statue of Lenin that still unfortunately pollutes the nearby Fremont neighborhood of Seattle.

Ahhh, good times, good times.

Posted by: Sharkman at June 09, 2016 04:41 PM (NcYPQ)

294 The Tree of Liberty is lookin' mighty thirsty.

Posted by: SaltyDonnie at June 09, 2016 04:48 PM (i6shs)

295 This may be Obama's kiss of Judas. What does he owe "likeable enough" Hillary, particularly after she humiliated him on Sid Blumenthal?

Posted by: Jamie at June 09, 2016 04:55 PM (9eteO)

296 179 Anna Puma

Your picture of Iwo is post invasion. The landing beaches were on the other side of the island.

The picture is looking south. THe landing beaches were on the southern part between Mt. Suribachi and the uplands to the right.

This picture shows the supply effort to the temporary piers on the north beaches.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 09, 2016 05:09 PM (u82oZ)

297 Makes sense Reggie's bff would like Cankles...

Posted by: setnaffa at June 09, 2016 06:11 PM (jl6Ly)

298 Wow.
For almost 8 years they've all been sucking Obama's dick.

Now he's sucking Hillary's.

Posted by: Bobby K. at June 09, 2016 07:00 PM (AJZbw)

299 All you need to know is Obama's past record in decision making based on his desired outcome. He sucks at it....he is monumentally bad at it.

In true form he just tied a cinder block to his ankle and is pretending it is a good thing. It will end as all his desired outcomes have...in failure. Hillary will not be the nominee in November.

Posted by: Orson at June 09, 2016 09:47 PM (gqXN6)

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