Meet the Generals Leading the Intelligence Community's War on a Duly Elected President

Mollie Hemingway recaps the intelligence community's many illegal leaks against Trump, and rounds up the usual suspects who should be asked closely about their participation in the leaks.

Let me suggest this: The very fact that the media won't ask these men closely about the leaks suggests to me the media knows that one or more of them are leaking -- one doesn't rake one's own source over the coals on television, after all.

The media has asked Russian officials if they "hacked the election," and then cast snarky doubt on their denials.

Why aren't we getting any of that with the US intelligence community leakers?

A plausible answer, it seems to me, is that the media is protecting the sources it knows damn well are the leakers.

Posted by: Ace at 11:55 AM




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1 I didn't put up with this.

Posted by: zombie eisenhower at January 17, 2017 11:56 AM (lJXY3)

2 First in peace; first in war; first in the comments.

Posted by: zombie eisenhower at January 17, 2017 11:57 AM (lJXY3)

3 Men in uniform! Mmmm - mmm - mmm!

Posted by: Reggie at January 17, 2017 11:58 AM (bc2Lc)

4 Let's hope President Trump cleans house fully of these dicks.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 17, 2017 11:58 AM (lJXY3)

5 A plausible answer, it seems to me, is that the media is protecting the sources it knows damn well are the leakers.

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THIS JUST IN!!!!

WATER IS WET!!!!!


AND..... apparently ...... the Sun also rises in the East.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 17, 2017 11:58 AM (8XRCm)

6 th

Posted by: fixerupper at January 17, 2017 11:59 AM (8XRCm)

7 Need to clean house on Jan 20th.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 17, 2017 11:59 AM (2x9LM)

8 Willowed from last thread:

234 Okay, not every input. But you start with a 95%+ complete idea of the internal stresses and then, I assume, put in some assumptions about likely external stresses and then design it to be 25% stronger than needed.

I guess my point is, a building model is essentially complete minus some randomness due to weather, earthquakes, settling, etc. Same with car engines and other closed mechanical system models.
Posted by: Moron Pundit at January 17, 2017 11:40 AM (xeeHA)

You're close enough to what happens when a building is designed.

And I agree with what you're saying. And where I think the climate modelers are failing is: does our model match with what's happening? If your model doesn't predict what's happening, then it's not modeling things correctly.

Remember kids: IF THE MODEL RESULTS DON'T MATCH WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS, THEN YOUR MODEL IS NOT CORRECT.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 17, 2017 11:59 AM (8hICw)

9 Trump needs to fire everyone of those assholes.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 17, 2017 11:59 AM (mpXpK)

10 Protecting them because, after January 20th, these intelligence people will be leaking the stuff that Pulitzer prize-winning stories are made of.

See: Bush's leaks about secret terror programs earning several reporters the award.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 17, 2017 12:00 PM (NOIQH)

11 Trump could have a great time with this and kill a few dozen birds with one stone. Tell Jim X, tell Bob Y, and tell Susie Z. Wait to see what is on the news the next day, and make a very, very public exhibition of Obama's legacy.

Posted by: 16 paranoia filled days later at January 17, 2017 12:00 PM (Halhc)

12 LOL. I didn't read the link (hey--this is the interne!) first but was socking DDE from the last thread on his flipside of the military-industrial complex being an unelected technical elite. (Not that many [any?] are actually elite nowadays.)

Posted by: andycanuck at January 17, 2017 12:00 PM (lJXY3)

13 Mollie is a treasure.

Posted by: Jeff C at January 17, 2017 12:01 PM (yvazt)

14 IF THE MODEL RESULTS DON'T MATCH WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS, THEN YOUR MODEL IS NOT CORRECT.
Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 17, 2017 11:59 AM (8hICw)


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**looks up model in the dictionary**

model - (n) A cheap, plastic, nonfunctional smaller scale replica of the real thing.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 17, 2017 12:01 PM (8XRCm)

15 Trump needs to fire everyone of those assholes.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 17, 2017 11:59 AM


You spelled 'prosecute' wrong.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 17, 2017 12:01 PM (p+Wdc)

16 See..... Trump lied and did s everything to hurt Hilllary Clinton! Trump lied and should not be allowed to be are Presdent. Best thing we can do nown is just kweeps Presdent Obona in office and have another elction in 2020 with Presdent Obama watching to muakes sure no one lies or cheats like Trump did !!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT (Soon to be Obamaboro, VT) at January 17, 2017 12:01 PM (Fbj4h)

17 "I'm not on SnapFace and all those. I'm not too worried what they put on InstantChat."

Bill Belichick


Damn, there has gotta be a place for him as Trump's Press Secretary.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at January 17, 2017 12:01 PM (YMQt3)

18 I am looking forward to what Trump, Pompeo, and the rest do to these people.

Has Trump suggested to Bezos that stocking Beltway Amazon warehouses with cement overshoes might be a good idea? Prime One-Day. How deep is the Potomac?

I won't say there will be blood, but there should be blood.

Posted by: JEM at January 17, 2017 12:02 PM (TppKb)

19 Remind me why exactly Trump needs the Intelligence Community. They're often wrong or slanted.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 17, 2017 12:02 PM (SIY7D)

20 16 See..... Trump lied and did s everything to hurt Hilllary Clinton! Trump lied and should not be allowed to be are Presdent. Best thing we can do nown is just kweeps Presdent Obona in office and have another elction in 2020 with Presdent Obama watching to muakes sure no one lies or cheats like Trump did !!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT (Soon to be Obamaboro, VT) at January 17, 2017 12:01 PM (Fbj4h)


Okay, I know you're a goof but really. C'mon already.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 17, 2017 12:03 PM (mbhDw)

21 17 "I'm not on SnapFace and all those. I'm not too worried what they put on InstantChat."

Bill Belichick


Damn, there has gotta be a place for him as Trump's Press Secretary.
Posted by: Malcolm Tent at January 17, 2017 12:01 PM (YMQt3)

"What did you think about..... "

*Interrupting* - "On to Baltimore"

From one of Belichick's more fun Q & A sessions.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 17, 2017 12:03 PM (8hICw)

22 15 You spelled 'prosecute' wrong.


Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 17, 2017 12:01 PM (p+Wdc)

That comes after he fires them.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 17, 2017 12:03 PM (mpXpK)

23 to be are Presdent

kweeps Presdent Obona

Presdent Obama watching to muakes sure

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT (Soon to be Obamaboro, VT) at January 17, 2017 12:01 PM (Fbj4h)

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Somebody tell Mary that Jose Conseco is socking her....

Posted by: fixerupper at January 17, 2017 12:03 PM (8XRCm)

24 I'm not on SnapFace and all those.

Wasn't that the one Harry Reid was on?

Posted by: JEM at January 17, 2017 12:03 PM (TppKb)

25 the media is protecting the sources it knows damn well are the leakers.

Take a leak. It's what we do.

Posted by: Democratic Operatives with Bylines at January 17, 2017 12:03 PM (DMUuz)

26 Just as a personal anecdote, I have a relative that's a DC creature and is a pretty ardent liberal and he was just nominated by Obama for a very powerful position along with a slew of others. I guess it's up to the Senate whether he is confirmed.

To say this person wouldn't torpedo the Trump Administration if he had the chance is an understatement.

I'm hoping Trump war with the CIA makes him understand that he has to fire every single person he possibly can, Obama has stacked the bureaucracy with political operatives.

Posted by: Maritime at January 17, 2017 12:03 PM (lZXWv)

27 19 Remind me why exactly Trump needs the Intelligence Community. They're often wrong or slanted.
Posted by: Ignoramus at January 17, 2017 12:02 PM (SIY7D)


Might I suggest President Trump calls in the Mossad to help restructure and advise.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 17, 2017 12:03 PM (mbhDw)

28 "Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you," Schumer told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.

That says it all. Employees of the Federal Government, including political appointees are supposed to be working for the American people, working for the national interest, not settling grudges with opposition party leadership.

For most of my life, the democrat party has been all about party loyalty first, foremost, and always, and nothing about the national interest. That is why the can switch positions on any issue in a heartbeat. What ever serves the party, and the party leadership, and sabotaging the president, destroying the country, are all the democrats care about if it keeps them in power.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 17, 2017 12:05 PM (5UeeQ)

29 Within all of Catherine Herridges's excellent coverage of Hillary's email scandal was this: they type of classified docs that Hillary was passing around went beyond stuff that she had access to as SoS.

Hillary was getting her hands on stuff she was not read in on. In at least one case it was within hours of it first being presented. There was also highly classified docs that Blumenthal sent Hillary - indicating *he* has well-placed people in intelligence.

So...safe to assume that there are people currently in our intelligence agencies that were happy to spy on their own agencies to assist Hillary, and be happy to continue to do this in order to undermine Trump.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 17, 2017 12:05 PM (NOIQH)

30 >>17
"I'm not on SnapFace and all those. I'm not too worried what they put on InstantChat."
Bill Belichick

Damn, there has gotta be a place for him as Trump's Press Secretary. Posted by: Malcolm Tent at January 17, 2017 12:01 PM (YMQt3)

Reminds me of the Mickey Spillane quote: "Mike Hammer drinks beer because I don't know how to spell 'cognac.'"

Belichick's of the right kidney for a job in the no-nonsense L'etat Trump.

Posted by: General Zod at January 17, 2017 12:05 PM (Bdeb0)

31 my problem is that these guys, employees of the state, are a "community" at all. your town is a community. your place of employment isn't .

it's almost like these guys are in some kind of inbred network where work, downtime, and even family are one and the same

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at January 17, 2017 12:05 PM (BXsYJ)

32 "Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you," Schumer told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.



Fine. Cry havoc! And let slip Blackwater.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 17, 2017 12:06 PM (WDy4l)

33 **looks up model in the dictionary**



model - (n) A cheap, plastic, nonfunctional smaller scale replica of the real thing.>>>

2nd definition "A thing you will never hit"

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 17, 2017 12:06 PM (wrS2o)

34 Remind me why exactly Trump needs the Intelligence Community.

Right now, I'd suggest for research into the porcine digestive system.

Posted by: JEM at January 17, 2017 12:06 PM (TppKb)

35 funny dat: Meggie Mac on Fox just called Krugman a moron.

Posted by: mallfly of the Jungle at January 17, 2017 12:06 PM (b7fwp)

36 "Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you," Schumer told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.

That says it all. Employees of the Federal Government, including political appointees are supposed to be working for the American people, working for the national interest, not settling grudges with opposition party leadership.

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To me, this one of those things that should have been a much bigger story than was reported.
it really is chilling and jaw dropping.

Trump can either fire all of these people now and take the bad news cycle for a few days or these Agencies will destroy his Presidency.

Look what they've TRIED to do to him before he has even been sworn in.

Posted by: Maritime at January 17, 2017 12:07 PM (lZXWv)

37 Let me repeat, Soon To Be President Trump stone cold busted the oh so professional intelligence community as to which side was leaking by the next level trick of not telling anyone on his side he was having the meeting and seeing if it still leaked.

Next. Level. Spymaster.

Posted by: alexthechick - I see you tree rats at January 17, 2017 12:07 PM (mf5HN)

38 Belichick's of the right kidney for a job in the no-nonsense L'etat Trump.

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WTF does that even mean???

Posted by: fixerupper at January 17, 2017 12:07 PM (8XRCm)

39 2nd definition "A thing you will never hit"

Speak for yourself, loser.

Posted by: Donald J Trump, Warcock-Elect at January 17, 2017 12:07 PM (TppKb)

40 I guess they think he won't fight them. They had better have every single duck in a f'n row.

Posted by: Lord Sir x at January 17, 2017 12:07 PM (nFwvY)

41 Fires? Like with a .303?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 17, 2017 12:07 PM (lJXY3)

42 Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 17, 2017 12:03 PM (8hICw)

I remember that.

The guy would be a stone-cold killer in front of the press. Send him out in a MAGA hoodie to answer questions in one word comments and dismissive responses.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at January 17, 2017 12:07 PM (YMQt3)

43 38 It means he has the right temperament.

Posted by: steevy at January 17, 2017 12:07 PM (r/0kC)

44 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at January 17, 2017 12:07 PM (GwIKd)

45 28
"Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have
six ways from Sunday at getting back at you," Schumer told MSNBC's
Rachel Maddow.



That says it all. Employees of the Federal Government, including
political appointees are supposed to be working for the American people,
working for the national interest, not settling grudges with opposition
party leadership.



For most of my life, the democrat party has been all about party
loyalty first, foremost, and always, and nothing about the national
interest. That is why the can switch positions on any issue in a
heartbeat. What ever serves the party, and the party leadership, and
sabotaging the president, destroying the country, are all the democrats
care about if it keeps them in power.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 17, 2017 12:05 PM (5UeeQ)

Well you start with stripping all their clearances and then you fire them. That makes them "getting back" at you difficult. And neither Chuckies Cheasedk nor Ratshit Maddow can tell their ass from a hole in the ground.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 17, 2017 12:07 PM (mpXpK)

46 JJS, I wonder if that's why Trump is courting the Israeli Right so zealously (so to speak). maybe he *is* asking for Mossad help

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at January 17, 2017 12:08 PM (BXsYJ)

47 That is a pretty chilling statement from Chucky.And he cheers that type of behavior?I call it insubordination at the very least.They work for the executive.

Posted by: steevy at January 17, 2017 12:08 PM (r/0kC)

48 Trump wants to cull 20% of the federal workforce? Good start - start with these idiots.

Posted by: IC at January 17, 2017 12:08 PM (a0IVu)

49 What good are they?

Posted by: Lord Sir x at January 17, 2017 12:09 PM (nFwvY)

50 Fires? Like with a .303?
Posted by: andycanuck at January 17, 2017 12:07 PM (lJXY3)

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Why you gotta pick a Brit Calibre??

Posted by: fixerupper at January 17, 2017 12:10 PM (8XRCm)

51 The MSM is part of the operation. I would not be shocked if in a few years we learn that many members and certain MSM outlets are considered assets to the IC.

Posted by: Pepe at January 17, 2017 12:10 PM (92ruB)

52 I'm not on SnapFace either. But sometime on the weekend, I'll use ShitFace.

Posted by: Roy at January 17, 2017 12:10 PM (VndSC)

53 --

IF THE MODEL RESULTS DON'T MATCH WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS, THEN YOUR MODEL IS NOT CORRECT.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 17, 2017 11:59 AM
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Those bikini models are not correct. They never happen to me.

Posted by: irright at January 17, 2017 12:10 PM (pMGkg)

54 It's sort of neat how an unelected police officer potentially racially profiling/inconveniencing a person to make sure everything is on the up and up is a constitutional crisis and near - death - penalty offense against the nation that requires riots and looting, but unelected federal employees actively working against duly elected representatives...

Posted by: 16 paranoia filled days later at January 17, 2017 12:10 PM (Halhc)

55 Trump wants to cull 20% of the federal workforce? Good start - start with these idiots.

I said a while ago that the measure of an effective GOP Presidency would be how much harm it does to Beltway real estate values.

I wouldn't even object if the Trump Organization bought up all the properties as the U-Hauls left for Harvard or...wherever the U-Hauls leave for.

Posted by: Donald J Trump, Warcock-Elect at January 17, 2017 12:11 PM (TppKb)

56 General Plumbing Supply

Posted by: @votermom @vm at January 17, 2017 12:11 PM (Om16U)

57 Why you gotta pick a Brit Calibre??
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Breaker Morant reference. And thank you for spelling 'calibre' correctly for me!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 17, 2017 12:11 PM (lJXY3)

58
Anyone remember back in 2015 when I said the BEST thing about Trump is that he's Turning Over All The Rocks and showing the World all the Slugs in the GOP?

Donald Trump is still turning over rocks.

Posted by: Soothsayer XLT at January 17, 2017 12:11 PM (BlyS3)

59 >>49
What good are they? Posted by: Lord Sir x at January 17, 2017 12:09 PM (nFwvY)

Hard to say. They publish very, very few of their "attaboys," and get 24-7 coverage for weeks (or years) of their "oh shits."

Posted by: General Zod at January 17, 2017 12:12 PM (Bdeb0)

60 General Plumbing Supply
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They're crack agents!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 17, 2017 12:12 PM (lJXY3)

61
All these Shits have been exposed or have exposed themselves.

President Trump can now simply dismiss them and replace them.

Posted by: Soothsayer XLT at January 17, 2017 12:12 PM (BlyS3)

62 Do these clods not realize that they by "attacking" a President, they are eroding the trust that citizens have in them???

Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 17, 2017 12:12 PM (wtvvX)

63 off-topic because I spazzed and forgot I shoulda blogged this earlier

3 CLFA books on 99c sale today & tomorrow: Domino, Underlake, and Chasing Freedom

link in nic or do a searchy on Ace's amazon box up top

Posted by: @votermom @vm at January 17, 2017 12:12 PM (Om16U)

64 John Batchelor show had a great discussion with Larry Johnson - ex CIA (web site "No Quarter") about this and especially John Brennan. Essentially called it an attempted coup. Suggest you post the podcast Ace.

Posted by: Sid Vicious at January 17, 2017 12:13 PM (xYNyF)

65 IF THE MODEL RESULTS DON'T MATCH WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS, THEN YOUR MODEL IS NOT CORRECT.

You slapped my face when I went vulva hunting, therefore you're not correct.

Posted by: Donald J Trump, Warcock-Elect at January 17, 2017 12:13 PM (TppKb)

66 Dammit. I thought we were still talking about science.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 17, 2017 12:13 PM (0mRoj)

67 >>52
I'm not on SnapFace either. But sometime on the weekend, I'll use ShitFace. Posted by: Roy at January 17, 2017 12:10 PM (VndSC)

Or Shitter, if I'm feeling especially illiterate.

Posted by: General Zod at January 17, 2017 12:13 PM (Bdeb0)

68 Talk in the crazy conspiracy world is that the CIA is going to take Trump 0ut.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 17, 2017 12:13 PM (J5mC3)

69 >> especially John Brennan

We have his size.

Posted by: Amazon Prime, Cement-Overshoes Department at January 17, 2017 12:14 PM (TppKb)

70 Ukraine just took Russia to court. for annexing Crimea

after the Yook's Mooks interfered in our election on Hillary's behalf.... yeah good luck with that.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at January 17, 2017 12:14 PM (BXsYJ)

71 Talk in the crazy conspiracy world is that the CIA is going to take Trump 0ut.

Impossible. Trump doesn't even smoke cigars.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 17, 2017 12:14 PM (FYrz1)

72 The Deep State is going Batshit crazy. Pass the Popcorn.

Posted by: Pete Seria at January 17, 2017 12:14 PM (lJW6d)

73 IF THE MODEL RESULTS DON'T MATCH WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS, THEN YOUR MODEL IS NOT CORRECT.


Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 17, 2017 11:59 AM

All models are wrong. It's just a matter of recognizing how they are wrong, and how much.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 17, 2017 12:14 PM (wtvvX)

74 Remember kids: IF THE MODEL RESULTS DON'T MATCH WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS, THEN YOUR MODEL IS NOT CORRECT.
Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 17, 2017 11:59 AM (8hICw)
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The climate models are so wrong they need to be completely rewritten from the ground up. I suspect, as is conventional wisdom, that predicting the weather is practically impossible. You can guess a few days out but there are just too many factors to really nail it down.

I basically start every conversation about global warming by dismissing models out of hand. Show me something else.

Posted by: Moron Pundit at January 17, 2017 12:14 PM (xeeHA)

75 Remember kids: IF THE MODEL RESULTS DON'T MATCH WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS, THEN YOUR MODEL IS NOT CORRECT.
Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 17, 2017 11:59 AM (8hICw)

Wrong! It just means you haven't massaged the data enough!

Posted by: Insomniac at January 17, 2017 12:14 PM (0mRoj)

76 This is related to this post and the Judith Curry post below.

Ike also warned about this in his farewell, that we must be alert to that public policy could be captured by a scientific and technical elite.

He feared that scholarship would become dominated by the federal government's allocations of project money and jobs.

Lefties always seem to forget that part of his speech.

Posted by: stace, deplorable at last at January 17, 2017 12:15 PM (ozZau)

77 Nobody here should even speculate on "Taking out Trump"...I know it's all tongue in cheek and reporting on what others say but still.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 17, 2017 12:15 PM (sRFAL)

78 Traitors get the tree ---with a string attached.

Posted by: !Deplorable Lives Matter! at January 17, 2017 12:15 PM (1+OXC)

79 All models are wrong. It's just a matter of recognizing how they are wrong, and how much.
Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 17, 2017 12:14 PM (wtvvX)

I disagree. Adriana Lima is sooo right.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 17, 2017 12:15 PM (0mRoj)

80 Something tells me these guys are fu-king with the wrong person.

Posted by: Tradd at January 17, 2017 12:15 PM (GSJcT)

81 Continue to ardently pray for the safety of Trump and Pence. This is worrisome stuff.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 17, 2017 12:16 PM (tOcW/)

82 and showing the World all the Slugs in the GOP?
Posted by: Soothsayer XLT at January 17, 2017 12:11 PM


Please. I'd prefer it if you said "all the Nancies in the GOP".

Posted by: Sluggo at January 17, 2017 12:16 PM (DMUuz)

83 Trump should weaponize the Hatch Act. These tax thieves are too stupid to have covered their tracks. The easiest way to get rid of the worst of the worst and as an added bonus they forfeit their stolen pensions.

Posted by: Lord Sir x at January 17, 2017 12:16 PM (nFwvY)

84 Interesting and all, but if I hear "Military industrial complex warning" BS one more time...

I guess no one even bothers to read the rest of Ike's speech. C'est la vie.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at January 17, 2017 12:16 PM (C9pBZ)

85 Aaaand Obama continue with is farewell and f#@$ off activities:

The White House released a list of new appointments Tuesday morning...Among them were Valerie Jarrett, his White House senior adviser, and Susan Rice, the national security adviser, who will both become general trustees to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser for strategic communications and chief salesman of the Iran nuclear agreement, was appointed as a member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.

Maine independent Sen. Angus King also found himself appointed to the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission.


Ben Rhodes at the Holocaust Museum is a nice touch, huh?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 17, 2017 12:17 PM (NOIQH)

86 and josh earnest is really shovelling now.

Posted by: mallfly of the Jungle at January 17, 2017 12:17 PM (b7fwp)

87 I wonder how long it'll be til there is an assassination attempt.

Think the deep state would look the other way on something like that? I have concerns.

Posted by: Moron Pundit at January 17, 2017 12:17 PM (xeeHA)

88 80 Something tells me these guys are fu-king with the wrong person.

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Everybody is king-fu fighting

Posted by: @votermom @vm at January 17, 2017 12:18 PM (Om16U)

89 "no one even bothers to read the rest of Ike' s speech"

kind of like MLK

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at January 17, 2017 12:18 PM (BXsYJ)

90 There seems to be many Demoncrat DeepThroats in the US Intel community.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 17, 2017 12:18 PM (0/EIm)

91 Ben Rhodes at the Holocaust Museum is a nice touch, huh?
Posted by: Lizzy at January 17, 2017 12:17 PM (NOIQH)
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He's just going to stand in the lobby saying, "nothing to see here."

Posted by: Moron Pundit at January 17, 2017 12:18 PM (xeeHA)

92 Parcells would be a great press sec.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 17, 2017 12:18 PM (nafpB)

93 BREAKING: Obama Appoints Valerie Jarrett, Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes, Other Faves To Cushy Posts

Weasel ZIppers

Disgusting and revolting and worse

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 17, 2017 12:18 PM (sRFAL)

94 85 Gotta keep those paychecks coming for his minions.

Posted by: steevy at January 17, 2017 12:18 PM (r/0kC)

95 The climate models are so wrong they need to be completely rewritten from the ground up.

I'm not sure that's true of all of them now, but a few years back I spent some time looking through what James Hansen had been doing at NASA, and GISS was his attempt to learn FORTRAN coding on the fly.

Posted by: Amazon Prime, Cement-Overshoes Department at January 17, 2017 12:19 PM (TppKb)

96
Putin is trolling the western press about Trump and prostitutes -- "I don't know that he hired prostitutes here, but if he did, he hired the best in the world." (more or less)

-- on Limbaugh just now

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at January 17, 2017 12:19 PM (BK3ZS)

97 Ike also warned about this in his farewell, that we must be alert to that public policy could be captured by a scientific and technical elite.

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Instead of by the journalistic elite like God intended.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at January 17, 2017 12:19 PM (Nwg0u)

98 All models are wrong. It's just a matter of recognizing how they are wrong, and how much.
Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 17, 2017 12:14 PM


True dat. A prime example being a particular model much beloved by much of the Horde, and yet, shall we say, "lacking".

Posted by: Sir Mix-A-Lot at January 17, 2017 12:19 PM (DMUuz)

99 >>>Remember kids: IF THE MODEL RESULTS DON'T MATCH WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS, THEN YOUR MODEL IS NOT CORRECT.<<<


No, no, no, your measurements are wrong!!! Models don't lie!!

Posted by: Model maker at January 17, 2017 12:20 PM (yOqwj)

100 or The Nature Boy Ric Flair for press sec.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 17, 2017 12:20 PM (nafpB)

101 Oh fuck the fuck showed up to fuck up my day. What a fuck face

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 17, 2017 12:21 PM (sRFAL)

102 Years ago I called a mid-level at FEMA to float the idea of an article on its use of GIS technology. I usually go though the PR gatekeeper first but I was just exploring the idea and had came across a paper with direct contact information.

I was treated to 30 minutes of this person begging me to do an expose on how the dud political appointees come in every 4-8 years and waste time and resources and generally screw with their ability to do their job.

His bitch was that they always want a signature project for their resume that ends up mainly being make work crap for the actual worker bees. Now, of course, these political hacks are trying to use their power as a weapon. One though on why their efforts seem so weak at times is that without the worker bees to do the work you just have political hacks whose best attributes are ass kissing and officiating.

Posted by: Keith at January 17, 2017 12:21 PM (USf3s)

103 this is such a deal that I previously would have believed I needed some psychiatric help to root out .
so these jackasses think Trump needs this type of intelligence gathering while they let Obama , trips to powkeestawn, ayers groupie, sitting at the knee of the most radical professors was given a pass?

they have lost their fkn minds, how can I respect them or their jobs when Trump is deemed more an enemy than MB in govt angency leadership or Iran?

Posted by: willow at January 17, 2017 12:21 PM (R7cwD)

104 Barky just came out to the josh earnest farewell press conference. Barky sure likes peppering his comments with "uh..."

Posted by: mallfly of the Jungle at January 17, 2017 12:21 PM (b7fwp)

105 You have to respect the uniform. Even when it is attached to a boot which is stomping on your head.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 17, 2017 12:21 PM (IqV8l)

106 I am baffled why no Democrat is acting like an adult, or counselling their troops to put on their big boy pants.
I wonder why Democrats seem utterly incapable of admitting they ran a truly dreadful campaign. I mean how can they deal with it if they acknowledge it? It's kind of like recovery from alcoholism starts with the admission of alcoholism.
And whey are there no "happy warriors" on the left? Do they only do misery? And is there a single human being who is actually attracted to misery if they are not already miserable?

Posted by: Northernlurker at January 17, 2017 12:21 PM (nBr1j)

107 Not typically a big Weekly Standard reader, but Fred Barnes has a nice take on Trump's punking of the press and his ownership of Jim Acosta.

Posted by: General Zod at January 17, 2017 12:21 PM (Bdeb0)

108 BREAKING: Obama Appoints Valerie Jarrett, Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes, Other Faves To Cushy Posts

Zero out Federal funding for the JFK Center for The Performing Arts and the Holocaust Memorial Commission.

Posted by: JEM at January 17, 2017 12:22 PM (TppKb)

109 Obama Appoints ...

If one president can appoint, can the next president unappoint?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 17, 2017 12:22 PM (5UeeQ)

110 105 You have to respect the uniform. Even when it is attached to a boot which is stomping on your head.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 17, 2017 12:21 PM (IqV8l)

They're just doing their job.

STOP RESISTING!!!! STOP RESISTING!!!

Posted by: Insomniac at January 17, 2017 12:22 PM (0mRoj)

111 Noon! Drink!

Posted by: Hillary! at January 17, 2017 12:22 PM (bc2Lc)

112
Barky sure likes peppering his comments with "uh..."
Posted by: mallfly of the Jungle


His supporters claim he stutters because his mouth cannot keep pace with his hyperspeedy brain.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 17, 2017 12:23 PM (IqV8l)

113 Nobody here should even speculate on "Taking out Trump"...I know it's
all tongue in cheek and reporting on what others say but still.
---

When I posted, I used a 0 instead of an o, but it autocorrected somehow.

There
are people out there on the fringe that believe the CIA is corrupted
and will do whatever it takes to keep the status quo. That's kind of
what this thread is about: war by the CIA and the way the media is
assisting them in their goals.

Although it is unimaginable to consider that the CIA could be behind something l, we've seen a lot of unimaginable things in the recent past.

Just ask Ambassador Stevens in Bengazi.

Or the domestic terrorists planning chemical attacks at the inauguration.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 17, 2017 12:23 PM (J5mC3)

114 My three lasting impressions of the US Holocaust Museum when I visited it in 2000 are as follows:

1. The location of the museum is a bit sketchy.
2. Everything inside was too neatly presented and there was no feeling of the suffering or evil that happened.
3. In the bookstore I found books on the Nazi death camps side by side with books on the internment of the Japanese in the US.

So any minion of Gaylord's will fit right in judging by Point #3.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 17, 2017 12:24 PM (0/EIm)

115 Repost:
Best summary that I have read so far... Very good summation from a couple of weeks ago but still very accurate
======
the refrain of Russian attribution has been repeated so regularly and so emphatically that it's become easy to forget that no one has ever truly proven the claim...This remains the enormous inductive leap that's not been reckoned with, and Americans deserve
better.

http://tinyurl.com/jld69ob

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at January 17, 2017 12:24 PM (tsreI)

116 Noon! Drink!
Posted by: Hillary! at January 17, 2017 12:22 PM (bc2Lc)

o hell maybe I'M with Hillary today.

Posted by: willow at January 17, 2017 12:24 PM (R7cwD)

117 #96 I don't know. I'm sure people do a lot of scummy things for money, but how good a prostitute could you be if you're mainly paid to defecate and urinate on a bed?.

(Sorry if I offended anyone)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 17, 2017 12:24 PM (tOcW/)

118 >>>No, no, no, your measurements are wrong!!! Models don't lie!!<<<

.

I actually did run models, predictions of results in complicated systems, and worked with a company who insisted that their predictions were correct, and if measurements were different than predictions then the measurements were faulty.



Posted by: Javems at January 17, 2017 12:25 PM (yOqwj)

119 ushy Posts

Zero out Federal funding for the JFK Center for The Performing Arts and the Holocaust Memorial Commission


And remove their non profit status. Retroactively.

Posted by: Lord Sir x at January 17, 2017 12:25 PM (nFwvY)

120 Zero out Federal funding for the JFK Center for The Performing Arts and the Holocaust Memorial Commission.

Posted by: JEM at January 17, 2017 12:22 PM (TppKb)


Yeah, and while we're at it, no more federal subsidies for "private" universities either.

Including research money.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 17, 2017 12:25 PM (TOk1P)

121 Just ask Ambassador Stevens in Bengazi.


Oh Steve! Pretending to be dead on television! What a kidder!

*cackle cackle cackle*
*cough cough cough cough*
*seizure*
*collapses*

Posted by: Hillary at January 17, 2017 12:25 PM (0mRoj)

122 If one president can appoint, can the next president unappoint?

If you're talking about Obama stuffing Jarrett, Rice, and Ben Rhodes into their sinecures, probably not.

But the organizations could force them out if they were grabbed by the fiscal pussy.

Posted by: JEM at January 17, 2017 12:26 PM (TppKb)

123 THIS JUST IN!!!!
WATER IS WET!!!!!

AND..... apparently ...... the Sun also rises in the East.
Posted by: fixerupper at January 17, 2017 11:58 AM (8XRCm)


FAKE NEWS. The sun rises where we say it rises, peon.

Posted by: MSM, harrumping at January 17, 2017 12:26 PM (hvf9s)

124 I actually did run models, predictions of results in complicated systems, and worked with a company who insisted that their predictions were correct, and if measurements were different than predictions then the measurements were faulty.

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

I read somewhere that when a theoretical physicist walks into the lab, all the equipment breaks.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 17, 2017 12:26 PM (5UeeQ)

125 Or, shibumi, the Pentagon and the CIA separately funding opposed groups in Syria that are trying to kill each other?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 17, 2017 12:26 PM (lJXY3)

126 They're fucking frightened.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 17, 2017 12:27 PM (nafpB)

127
*cackle cackle cackle*

*cough cough cough cough*

*seizure*

*collapses*


Posted by: Hillary at January 17, 2017 12:25 PM
---

I'm pretty sure there was an implicit promise that you'd be hospitalized by now.


Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 17, 2017 12:27 PM (J5mC3)

128 Now that's a journalist. Great article.

Posted by: matty at January 17, 2017 12:27 PM (zQA40)

129 93 BREAKING: Obama Appoints Valerie Jarrett, Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes, Other Faves To Cushy Posts

Weasel ZIppers

Disgusting and revolting and worse
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 17, 2017 12:18 PM (sRFAL)


BREAKING: Hitler Appoints Doenitz as Successor. Wishes Him a Long, Successful Reign.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 17, 2017 12:27 PM (mbhDw)

130 Remember when the left used to complain about the possibility of the CIA and the like subverting the will of the people by taking down a president? I mean it was so long ago like...2009.


Posted by: 18-1 at January 17, 2017 12:27 PM (X7E8f)

131 OT, laughing 'cause I just worked up my daughter's Federal taxes.

In 2016 my 23 y/o daughter made just shy of 100k and she kept telling me she should get a huge refund because of all the money that was withheld in her bonuses. I had a feeling she was gonna be in for a shock, and kept reminding her she wasn't in the poor folks tax bracket anymore.

Sure enough, her refund is gonna be less than 200 bucks. She's pissed. Welcome to reality, honey.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 17, 2017 12:27 PM (Jcg9Q)

132 I see the the press conference is going to be full of hugs and kisses and crap.

Posted by: mallfly of the Jungle at January 17, 2017 12:27 PM (b7fwp)

133 My three lasting impressions of the US Holocaust Museum when I visited it in 2000 are as follows:

Never been there, only such memorial I've been to is Dachau.

Nice pretty suburb of Munich.

Then there's the camp...

Posted by: JEM at January 17, 2017 12:27 PM (TppKb)

134 Not much Trump can do about this unless a few laws are changed and tradition gets trashed,

From one of the few legit news sources - The Daily Mail (UK)

https://tinyurl.com/jzomyle

Posted by: Skunky Choom at January 17, 2017 12:28 PM (u/p7K)

135
Or, shibumi, the Pentagon and the CIA separately funding opposed groups in Syria that are trying to kill each other?
---

Unfortunately, we live in interesting times.

/but it's OK, because the MSM says we're funding the GOOD ISIS in Syria, not that bad ISIS that hates us.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 17, 2017 12:28 PM (J5mC3)

136 What pisses me off is how the press gives the document of unsourced rumors undeserved weight and dignity by referring to it as a "dossier."

It's not a dossier. It's a fucking junior-high slam book.

Posted by: Alex at January 17, 2017 12:28 PM (7Yy8M)

137 BREAKING: Obama Appoints Valerie Jarrett, Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes, Other Faves To Cushy Posts

***
I think Trump has the nominees for the first squad to go fight ISIS in person.

And sense they are opposed to firearms, he can give them Samsung 7s instead.


Posted by: 18-1 at January 17, 2017 12:28 PM (X7E8f)

138 131 OT, laughing 'cause I just worked up my daughter's Federal taxes.

In 2016 my 23 y/o daughter made just shy of 100k and she kept telling me she should get a huge refund because of all the money that was withheld in her bonuses. I had a feeling she was gonna be in for a shock, and kept reminding her she wasn't in the poor folks tax bracket anymore.

Sure enough, her refund is gonna be less than 200 bucks. She's pissed. Welcome to reality, honey.
Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 17, 2017 12:27 PM (Jcg9Q)


Congratulations, my dear. You are now helping pull the wagon whilst being whipped like the rest of us.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 17, 2017 12:29 PM (mbhDw)

139 I pre-denounce myself.

I am enjoying Death Row: The Last 24 hours entirely too much.

Posted by: Infidel at January 17, 2017 12:29 PM (VtLx6)

140 In 2016 my 23 y/o daughter made just shy of 100k and she kept telling me she should get a huge refund because of all the money that was withheld in her bonuses. I had a feeling she was gonna be in for a shock, and kept reminding her she wasn't in the poor folks tax bracket anymore.

Sure enough, her refund is gonna be less than 200 bucks. She's pissed. Welcome to reality, honey.



She needs a few Juans & Juanitas for EITC.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 17, 2017 12:29 PM (WDy4l)

141 Obama wanted a farewell tour like a retiring hall of fame player.He needs adulation like we need food and water.

Posted by: steevy at January 17, 2017 12:30 PM (r/0kC)

142 Among military supporters outside the military there's this misconception that everyone in the military is a hero. It's far from the truth. There's a boatload of bureaucratic bloat, especially in staff positions, cozy offices far from grunt life, which is where a lot of senior intel guys end up. These people are profiteers, same as anyone else, and know where their bread's buttered. Defining everyone as disabled, maintaining the existing defined benefit plan retirement, bitching about pay raises when they have ridiculous benefits, so on and so forth... much as they might allege to like guns and hate commies, their outcomes are based on government largesse. They will resist anyone who tinkers with their expectations, even if they know deep down their expectations were designed around the irresponsible policies of an unsustainable 50-year bubble.

Posted by: Above My Pay Grade at January 17, 2017 12:30 PM (wx6iv)

143 Mmm. Doenitz.

Doh!

Posted by: homer simpson at January 17, 2017 12:30 PM (lJXY3)

144 Let's say Trump manages to clean house in the intelligence services -- which obviously we need -- who should be in there to run things? The CIA needs a new head, so does the FBI (even though they're technically justice, but they do intel as well). Who should be in charge there?

And what will he do with all the guns and ammo Obama threw at agencies like the EPA?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2017 12:31 PM (39g3+)

145 BREAKING: Obama Appoints Valerie Jarrett, Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes, Other Faves To Cushy Posts

It's only Tuesday. Shit and fan won't meet until Wednesday or Thursday.

Posted by: JEM at January 17, 2017 12:31 PM (TppKb)

146 Someone correct me here: other than Flynn, what 'general' was named in this article? What list of 'generals' was posted regarding offering Trump bad info?

As someone tied to the community, I'm not seeing who was listed here- some senior dudes of course, but I don't see 'generals' of any service listed.

Posted by: Mr Wolf at January 17, 2017 12:31 PM (rD+jq)

147 Sure enough, her refund is gonna be less than 200 bucks. She's pissed. Welcome to reality, honey.
Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 17, 2017 12:27 PM (Jcg9Q)

Tell her about ways to reduce taxable income for next year

Posted by: @votermom @vm at January 17, 2017 12:31 PM (Om16U)

148 >>136
What pisses me off is how the press gives the document of unsourced
rumors undeserved weight and dignity by referring to it as a "dossier." Posted by: Alex at January 17, 2017 12:28 PM (7Yy8M)

The intel community was chastened by the Curveball WMD "source;" apparently the press didn't learn the same lesson.

Posted by: General Zod at January 17, 2017 12:31 PM (Bdeb0)

149 Meh. These people are gnats.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 17, 2017 12:31 PM (vP09u)

150 Mollie Hemingway recaps the intelligence community's many illegal leaks against Trump,

I feel for you, bro.

Posted by: Joe The Plumber at January 17, 2017 12:32 PM (zc3Db)

151 If one president can appoint, can the next president unappoint?

If you're talking about Obama stuffing Jarrett, Rice, and Ben Rhodes into their sinecures, probably not.



If it's a presidential appointment, yes.
Appointments serve at the pleasure of the President.
Senate confirmations are harder, but appointments? Yeah.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 17, 2017 12:32 PM (WDy4l)

152 The CIA needs a new head,

Head, brain, body, arms, legs, etc.

Posted by: JEM at January 17, 2017 12:32 PM (TppKb)

153 Leak?

Well...that's why you wear Poise.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 17, 2017 12:32 PM (xd0pN)

154 64 John Batchelor show had a great discussion with Larry Johnson - ex CIA (web site "No Quarter") about this and especially John Brennan. Essentially called it an attempted coup. Suggest you post the podcast Ace.

I really enjoy Batchelors show, most of the time. He's been exposing a lot of the hypocrisy going on . Good history stuff too, if you're into that.

Posted by: Pete Seria at January 17, 2017 12:32 PM (lJW6d)

155 101 Oh fuck the fuck showed up to fuck up my day. What a fuck face
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 17, 2017 12:21 PM (sRFAL)

Sorry for laughing

*pushes booze thru USB port for NGU*

Posted by: @votermom @vm at January 17, 2017 12:32 PM (Om16U)

156 Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 17, 2017 12:27 PM (Jcg9Q)


The birth of a conservative.

If everyone in the country was a 1099'd employee, the popular view of January 1st - April 15th would be markedly different. Instead of "looking forward" to tax season, people would hate it with the white-hot intensity of a thousand suns.

Perhaps then there would be pressure on Washington to develop a streamlined budget.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at January 17, 2017 12:33 PM (YMQt3)

157 Time to send in Tony Romo.

Posted by: Jerry Jones at January 17, 2017 12:33 PM (7Fvx+)

158 Tell her about ways to reduce taxable income for next year
___
Like donating to the Clinton Global Foundation!

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 17, 2017 12:33 PM (X7E8f)

159 This week is probably the only week in the past 8 years oblabla has put in anywhere near 40 hours.

Posted by: Infidel at January 17, 2017 12:33 PM (VtLx6)

160 Congratulations, my dear. You are now helping pull the wagon whilst being whipped like the rest of us.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 17, 2017 12:29 PM (mbhDw)

Great line, I'm gonna tell her that.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 17, 2017 12:33 PM (Jcg9Q)

161
In the name of a balanced budget, and debt reduction, every federal agency should have their budget cut ten percent. Real cuts where this year's spending is less than last year's spending by ten percent.

Keep doing that every year until the budget balances and then freeze spending at that level until the debt is paid off.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 17, 2017 12:34 PM (5UeeQ)

162 Nice round up of the post-election retardation.

Really at this point I have to conclude Trump is a pretty clean guy, which is surprising because I figured being a big shot in NYC real estate surely he'd have some skeletons in the closet.

Apparently not if they're ginning up a bunch of obvious bullshit. None of this stuff is sticking, and in fact it's ridiculous on its face.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 17, 2017 12:34 PM (4ErVI)

163 You're terminated. Get to de chopper.

Posted by: Ahnold at January 17, 2017 12:34 PM (HgMAr)

164 156 Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 17, 2017 12:27 PM (Jcg9Q)


The birth of a conservative.

If everyone in the country was a 1099'd employee, the popular view of January 1st - April 15th would be markedly different. Instead of "looking forward" to tax season, people would hate it with the white-hot intensity of a thousand suns.

Perhaps then there would be pressure on Washington to develop a streamlined budget.
Posted by: Malcolm Tent at January 17, 2017 12:33 PM (YMQt3)

My fiscal conservatism was cemented the first time I got a "real" paycheck with the stub showing all the tax withholding. Thieving suckers of cock.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 17, 2017 12:34 PM (0mRoj)

165
Posted by: rickb223 at January 17, 2017 12:29 PM (WDy4l)


First of all, congrats to your daughter for being in whats seems to be a good place economically.

As for the refund (or lack thereof), may this be the start of her education as to where all the money goes and maybe, just maybe, there are opportunities to send less to the feds.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at January 17, 2017 12:34 PM (BK3ZS)

166 Trump needs to shut down the Post-Presidential Gravy Train.

Tax Obama 99% on ALL income derived using his Title of State.

Posted by: garrett at January 17, 2017 12:34 PM (xd0pN)

167 Hemingway makes many of the same points we've made here, except I hope Trump does the obvious and ends some careers over this. The CIA turning itself into a Praetorian Guard and deciding it should have a role in choosing the next emperor is a movie we've seen before and it didn't end well.

Posted by: MTF at January 17, 2017 12:35 PM (X4ZNp)

168 As someone tied to the community, I'm not seeing who
was listed here- some senior dudes of course, but I don't see
'generals' of any service listed.

Posted by: Mr Wolf at January 17, 2017 12:31 PM (rD+jq)


It's a metaphor. IC "generals" leading the "war on Trump".

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at January 17, 2017 12:35 PM (4df7R)

169 Self-employed here.

The "Self Employment Tax" makes me want to kill someone.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 17, 2017 12:35 PM (4ErVI)

170 Tell her about ways to reduce taxable income for next year

Posted by: @votermom @vm at January 17, 2017 12:31 PM (Om16U)

Already working on that. With her boyfriend also, who will likely make a ton this year as well.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 17, 2017 12:36 PM (Jcg9Q)

171 All models are wrong. It's just a matter of recognizing how they are wrong, and how much.
Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 17, 2017 12:14 PM (wtvvX)


No one tell Al Gore. The sequel to An Inconvenient Truth will be playing at Sundance this year, I bet it is chock full of those models.

I just realized something. Al Gore will most likely be in Utah for Sundance. Wherever Al Gore goes, that place gets record snow or rain. Utah is getting record snow levels the likes we have not seen in 50 years or so. Snow pack at 200% or above. Park City is asking residents to park IN the city parking terraces, for free, so they can get cars off the road to attempt to plow.

Conclusion, he is causing our unprecedented snow!! The science is settled. What research group do I fill out a grant at to study this and get all the sweet money?

Posted by: LizLem at January 17, 2017 12:36 PM (hvf9s)

172 >> Oh fuck the fuck showed up to fuck up my day. What a fuck face


Relax.

Exhale.

Put on mask.

Open the gas.

Inhale.

Posted by: garrett at January 17, 2017 12:36 PM (xd0pN)

173 North Dakota lawmaker's bill protects drivers who negligently hit someone obstructing traffic

http://tinyurl.com/zkrqg39

I think we need this at the national level right away.

Call it the Reginald Denny law.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 17, 2017 12:36 PM (X7E8f)

174 She's pissed. Welcome to reality, honey. "

"Who's this FICA and why are they taking all of my money?"

Season one "Friends" - the real reason the GOP took the House in 94...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at January 17, 2017 12:36 PM (C9pBZ)

175 Friends had a episode where Rachel got a job and after her first paycheck she said "Who is this FICA person and why am I giving him so much of my money?" or words to that effect.

Posted by: steevy at January 17, 2017 12:37 PM (r/0kC)

176 --
If everyone in the country was a 1099'd employee,
the popular view of January 1st - April 15th would be markedly
different. Instead of "looking forward" to tax season, people would hate
it with the white-hot intensity of a thousand suns.



Perhaps then there would be pressure on Washington to develop a streamlined budget.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at January 17, 2017 12:33 PM
----------------------------

Withholding is one of the most insidious things the government does.

Posted by: irright at January 17, 2017 12:37 PM (pMGkg)

177 >>I wonder why Democrats seem utterly incapable of admitting they ran a truly dreadful campaign.
Posted by: Northernlurker at January 17, 2017 12:21 PM (nBr1j)

This. Political beliefs aside, Clinton ran a popular vote campaign in an election decided by an electoral college. Dumb. If I were a Democrat, I'd want answers and rolling heads.

I guess it's easier to blame Big Bad than it is to admit you goofed. Bigly.

Posted by: Prudie, one-named and unashamed at January 17, 2017 12:38 PM (al6UK)

178 So Veritas is doing the drip drip again.

So glad I'm going to be home on Friday.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 17, 2017 12:38 PM (2x9LM)

179 I'm really thankful he retained Bannon as his top advisor. Trump might be flighty and think he can cut a deal with these guys, but Bannon ain't gonna tolerate this shit.

The Great Purge is Coming.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 17, 2017 12:38 PM (Mb+1L)

180 Wow.

Posted by: steevy at January 17, 2017 12:39 PM (r/0kC)

181 Oh wow, almost missed this. These people went completely around the bend with the TDS to such a point it is funny.

http://www.ufunk.net/en/artistes/the-unquotable-trump/

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 17, 2017 12:39 PM (0/EIm)

182 FICA, don't forget the employer match, an invisible tax

Posted by: Yo! at January 17, 2017 12:39 PM (GwIKd)

183 In 2016 my 23 y/o daughter made just shy of 100k
----------
How you doin'?

Posted by: joey tribbiani at January 17, 2017 12:39 PM (lJXY3)

184 168
As someone tied to the community, I'm not seeing who

was listed here- some senior dudes of course, but I don't see

'generals' of any service listed.



Posted by: Mr Wolf at January 17, 2017 12:31 PM (rD+jq)

It's a metaphor. IC "generals" leading the "war on Trump".


Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit Vaginassassin, aka Beth at January 17, 2017 12:35 PM (4df7R)

Crapper is a retired 3 star general. He is also an idiot.

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared at January 17, 2017 12:39 PM (7N6ox)

185 My fiscal conservatism was cemented the first time I got a "real" paycheck with the stub showing all the tax withholding. Thieving suckers of cock.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 17, 2017 12:34 PM (0mRoj)

That pretty much happened when daughter got her first paycheck at age 16.

Daughter: "why is all this money being taken out of my paycheck?"

CB: "because that's what the government takes from everybody who works to give to other people."

Daughter: "that sucks. I worked hard for that money."

CB: "Welcome to the Republican Party honey."

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 17, 2017 12:39 PM (Jcg9Q)

186 Might I suggest President Trump calls in the Mossad to help restructure and advise.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 17, 2017 12:03 PM (mbhDw)

===================

Trump already promised this role to me. Is deal we have and why I hack election for him ...

Posted by: Vladamir Putin at January 17, 2017 12:40 PM (mt8X9)

187
Withholding is one of the most insidious things the government does.
Posted by: irright at January 17, 2017 12:37 PM (pMGkg)

Indeed. Everyone should have to cut a check directly to the Feds for FICA and everything else.

THEN you'd see real change to the tax and soc. sec. systems.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 17, 2017 12:40 PM (8hICw)

188 Oh, and "heh".

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at January 17, 2017 12:40 PM (C9pBZ)

189 eSelf-employed here.


The "Self Employment Tax" makes me want to kill someone.
---

Self employed here as well.

At best, I get a tiny refund; most of the time I pay.

And get to hear everyone I know complain about their free employer provided healthcare and the fact that their refund, which is going to pay for their winter vacation, is late.

As opposed to their summer and fall vacations.

I go on vacations as well. Everyone else calls them business trips.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 17, 2017 12:40 PM (J5mC3)

190
...if measurements were different than predictions then the measurements were faulty.


Were I in charge of a company and a technically trained employee spouted that garbage, he or she would be discharged immediately.

"You're obviously not a scientist, toots. Hit the bricks."

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at January 17, 2017 12:41 PM (BK3ZS)

191 Withholding is one of the most insidious things the government does.
Posted by: irright at January 17, 2017 12:37 PM (pMGkg)



I agree. To be a bit pragmatic though, can you imagine the total clusterpuck if everyone and not just responsible self employed individuals had to be responsible and save the tax money they owed each year? It would of course educate them directly on how much money the govt actually takes out but I'd be amazed if half the population actually could pull that off.

Posted by: Keith at January 17, 2017 12:41 PM (USf3s)

192 Withholding is one of the most insidious things the government does.

Posted by: irright at January 17, 2017 12:37 PM


Worse yet, as an employer, they basically force me to be there jack-booted tax-collecting thug against my will.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at January 17, 2017 12:42 PM (YMQt3)

193 most of the time I pay."

Yep. 4 times per year.

If everyone had to write out a check to the feds quarterly...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at January 17, 2017 12:42 PM (C9pBZ)

194
It would of course educate them directly on how much money the govt actually takes out but I'd be amazed if half the population actually could pull that off.


Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at January 17, 2017 12:43 PM (BK3ZS)

195 My fiscal conservatism was cemented the first time I got a "real" paycheck with the stub showing all the tax withholding. Thieving suckers of cock.




Cemented first time the overtime that I figured in my head didn't come CLOSE to my paycheck. FTS.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 17, 2017 12:43 PM (WDy4l)

196 Any power given to the Government will eventually be used against the Citizenry.

FBI, CIA, BATF, IRS, DHS, FEMA ... they ALL need to be reduced in size and scope.

Every. Damn. One.

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 17, 2017 12:43 PM (qcr5D)

197 I wonder how many leakers in the intelligence community support prosecuting Snowden for breaking the same laws that their leaks are breaking.

Posted by: OurFederalism at January 17, 2017 12:44 PM (48KEb)

198 196 Any power given to the Government will eventually be used against the Citizenry.

FBI, CIA, BATF, IRS, DHS, FEMA ... they ALL need to be reduced in size and scope.

Every. Damn. One.
Posted by: ScoggDog at January 17, 2017 12:43 PM (qcr5D)

What else can the power given to the government be used for? That's the point of government - coercive force to be used against people.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 17, 2017 12:45 PM (8hICw)

199 Any power given to the Government will eventually be used against the Citizenry. "

Well, you pretty much summed up the arguments of the Founding Fathers in one sentence.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at January 17, 2017 12:45 PM (C9pBZ)

200 If you user your position in an intelligence agency to leak information, that is against various laws....but if you leak false information to try and take down the government...isn't that treason?

Posted by: 18-1 at January 17, 2017 12:45 PM (X7E8f)

201 Withholding is one of the most insidious things the government does.

Could be worse. We could have a national VAT.

Posted by: mikeski at January 17, 2017 12:46 PM (iKu60)

202 but if you leak false information to try and take down a Republican...isn't that treason?"

Heh.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at January 17, 2017 12:46 PM (C9pBZ)

203 200 If you user your position in an intelligence agency to leak information, that is against various laws....but if you leak false information to try and take down the government...isn't that treason?
Posted by: 18-1 at January 17, 2017 12:45 PM (X7E8f)

Sure, unless you think that your "side" will win. Then it's patriotic.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 17, 2017 12:46 PM (8hICw)

204 Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at January 17, 2017 12:43 PM (BK3ZS)



They could work off their IRS fines helping build the new debtors prisons. Win win.

Posted by: Keith at January 17, 2017 12:47 PM (USf3s)

205 Clapper is something that makes a toilet work. Am I right?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 17, 2017 12:47 PM (Pi7m7)

206 Could be worse. We could have a national VAT.


Posted by: mikeski at January 17, 2017 12:46 PM (iKu60)

As chemjeff would say, "we don't really need to do anything yet, things haven't gotten THAT bad."

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 17, 2017 12:47 PM (Jcg9Q)

207 If you user your position in an intelligence agency to leak information, that is against various laws....but if you leak false information to try and take down the government...isn't that treason?



If you use your position to harm this country, even accidentally, you should be drug out back and shot.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 17, 2017 12:47 PM (WDy4l)

208 Trump to be sued for inappropriate sexual contact, lawyer says
---


These fuckers really need to grow the fuck up

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 17, 2017 12:47 PM (2x9LM)

209 Memo to Clapper, and his cohorts:

Publish and be damned!

Posted by: Donald John, 1st Duke of Trump at January 17, 2017 12:47 PM (9X60i)

210 Well, you pretty much summed up the arguments of the Founding Fathers in one sentence.

Thanks. I may change Government to State. Not an original thought, I know, but the words are mine.

Trying to start a meme. We'll see how it goes.

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 17, 2017 12:48 PM (qcr5D)

211 The CIA ran out of worthy foreign governments to topple, so they have set their sights on ours.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 17, 2017 12:48 PM (4W0hU)

212 "Sure enough, her refund is gonna be less than 200 bucks. She's pissed. Welcome to reality, honey."

Be sure to stress that Democrats think she should PAY MORE! Fairness and all that...

Posted by: Log Cabin at January 17, 2017 12:48 PM (Hnlbz)

213 182 FICA, don't forget the employer match, an invisible tax
=========================

Not to us Sub-S business owners, its not

Posted by: MTF at January 17, 2017 12:48 PM (X4ZNp)

214 In 2016 my 23 y/o daughter made just shy of 100k
----------
How you doin'?


I think you meant "how's she doin'?"

Posted by: mikeski at January 17, 2017 12:48 PM (iKu60)

215 Trump to be sued for inappropriate sexual contact, lawyer says
---


These fuckers really need to grow the fuck up

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 17, 2017 12:47 PM (2x9LM)

Oh dear God PLEASE let Gloria Allred be involved.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 17, 2017 12:49 PM (Jcg9Q)

216 23 year old making $100k? MAGA

Posted by: free tibet with purchase of equal or great value tibet at January 17, 2017 12:49 PM (U4PcL)

217 Treason doth never prosper. What's the reason?
When treason doth prosper, none dare call it treason.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 17, 2017 12:50 PM (0mRoj)

218 Tucker Carlson's ratings up bigly form Megyn's in 9 pm Fox time slot.

MAGA!

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 17, 2017 12:51 PM (SIY7D)

219 Trump to be sued for inappropriate sexual contact, lawyer says

Another case for the courts to throw out?

This is Trump's big weakness, he has a history of just humping whatever he wants. At least some of those women can be convinced to claim it was unwanted, after all it works in college.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2017 12:51 PM (39g3+)

220 215 Trump to be sued for inappropriate sexual contact, lawyer says
---


These fuckers really need to grow the fuck up

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 17, 2017 12:47 PM (2x9LM)

Oh dear God PLEASE let Gloria Allred be involved.
Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 17, 2017 12:49 PM (Jcg9Q)

These things would be more credible if there were a police report filed immediately after the occurrence.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 17, 2017 12:51 PM (8hICw)

221 10 % flat tax due on Election Day.

Payments must be made at a public polling location. Citizens that do not make a tax payment are not eligible to vote.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at January 17, 2017 12:51 PM (YMQt3)

222 >>As chemjeff would say...Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 17, 2017 12:47 PM (Jcg9Q)

Don't speak that name three times while looking at your reflection in the mirror...

Posted by: General Zod at January 17, 2017 12:51 PM (Bdeb0)

223 I guess it's easier to blame Big Bad than it is to admit you goofed. Bigly.

Posted by: Prudie, one-named and unashamed at January 17, 2017 12:38 PM (al6UK)

For decades, the Dems have been championing the cult of the victim and denying that those victims (blacks, women, gays, Muslims) might have any responsibility for their actions or for any consequences.

While it's a cynical ploy, it looks like that mentality has sunk into the heads of the people pushing it. They are captives of their own ideology.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at January 17, 2017 12:51 PM (ZM2xo)

224 but if you leak false information to try and take down the government...isn't that treason?
Posted by: 18-1 at January 17, 2017 12:45 PM (X7E8f)
==========================

Not a lawyer but I think that's called "politics", unless its wartime and there is an identifiable enemy the bad guys helped.

Of course it probably violates all sorts of statutes, so you would think crimes like these would most likely be prosecutable (once you figure out the people involved).

Posted by: MTF at January 17, 2017 12:51 PM (X4ZNp)

225 211 The CIA ran out of worthy foreign governments to topple, so they have set their sights on ours.

There's something to that.

After the Cold War ... we never reduced alot of those necessary evils that were suddenly not so necessary.

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 17, 2017 12:51 PM (qcr5D)

226 Yes I've been a "contractor" most of my career. So self-emplyed for tax purposes, but not really self-employed. Lovely self-employment taxes and crappy insurance though. Ugh.

Posted by: brak at January 17, 2017 12:51 PM (guIHw)

227 219 Trump to be sued for inappropriate sexual contact, lawyer says

Another case for the courts to throw out?

This is Trump's big weakness, he has a history of just humping whatever he wants. At least some of those women can be convinced to claim it was unwanted, after all it works in college.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2017 12:51 PM (39g3+)

The first rule of Hypergamy Club is you do not talk about Hypergamy Club.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 17, 2017 12:52 PM (0mRoj)

228 23 year old making $100k? MAGA

Posted by: free tibet with purchase of equal or great value tibet at January 17, 2017 12:49 PM (U4PcL)

Yep, working her ass off but they've been rewarding her from the start.

Now they just sent her a computer and told her she can work from home if she wants. She's pretty excited about that. I'm happy too, since her office is in downtown Detroit.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 17, 2017 12:52 PM (Jcg9Q)

229 From the previous thread: The East German hooker team consisted of Katarina Witt and 3 each 300 lb female/tranny shot putters - so yeah they lost in the repechage to the Koreans.

Posted by: An Observation at January 17, 2017 12:52 PM (py4xj)

230 "183 In 2016 my 23 y/o daughter made just shy of 100k
----------
How you doin?"

Take it easy, Joey. That may be a damn good salary in the south or the rural midwest, but in New York, Boston, DC, or California, that's just getting by.

Posted by: Log Cabin at January 17, 2017 12:52 PM (Hnlbz)

231
The first rule of Hypergamy Club is you do not talk about Hypergamy Club.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 17, 2017 12:52 PM (0mRoj)

"Why didn't anybody tell me!?!?!?!"

~ Anthony Wiener

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 17, 2017 12:52 PM (8hICw)

232 can a POTUS be sued?

Posted by: @votermom @vm at January 17, 2017 12:53 PM (Om16U)

233 --
Now they just sent her a computer and told her she
can work from home if she wants. She's pretty excited about that. I'm
happy too, since her office is in downtown Detroit.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 17, 2017
-----------------

Ah. She's been getting hazardous duty pay.

Posted by: irright at January 17, 2017 12:54 PM (pMGkg)

234 It will be nice to again have a president who we know likes pussy.

Posted by: wth at January 17, 2017 12:54 PM (HgMAr)

235 At least some of those women can be convinced to claim it was unwanted, after all it works in college.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2017 12:51 PM (39g3+)

Ah, but the real world still requires a bit more proof than "I've decided that guy who banged me years ago was yucky, so it was rape."

That's why campus rape cases should be handled by the police, not by the college.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at January 17, 2017 12:54 PM (ZM2xo)

236 Take it easy, Joey. That may be a damn good salary in the south or the rural midwest, but in New York, Boston, DC, or California, that's just getting by.

Posted by: Log Cabin at January 17, 2017 12:52 PM (Hnlbz)

Detroit.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 17, 2017 12:54 PM (Jcg9Q)

237 I just noticed, one of the Generals is named Petain. Funny, that.

Posted by: tubal at January 17, 2017 12:54 PM (BQ5O8)

238 Let me repeat, Soon To Be President Trump stone cold
busted the oh so professional intelligence community as to which side
was leaking by the next level trick of not telling anyone on his side he
was having the meeting and seeing if it still leaked.



Next. Level. Spymaster.

Posted by: alexthechick - I see you tree rats at January 17, 2017 12:07 PM


Reminds me of the old joke:

Q: How do you know the CIA wasn't involved in the Kennedy assassination?

A: He's dead, isn't he?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 17, 2017 12:54 PM (p+Wdc)

239 >can a POTUS be sued?


A White one? Sure. Impeached, even.

Posted by: Mitch McConnel at January 17, 2017 12:55 PM (xd0pN)

240 Wait...my sister was making 100K in her early 20s, also at an office in downtown Detroit.

I'm betting it's the same place. Shmoo Shcross-Shmoo Shmield?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - I speak of the Pompatous of Love at January 17, 2017 12:55 PM (ul9CR)

241 It will be nice to again have a president who we know likes pussy.
-------
Thank you.
Mmm. Good chowdah.

Posted by: zombie jfk at January 17, 2017 12:55 PM (lJXY3)

242 Speaking of largesse and income. Tomorrow I interview for a position supporting the Marine Corps, teaching Combat Hunter, an advanced Infantry skill.

Today, it is the 33rd anniversary of a young man, leaving freezing Minnetonka, MN and arriving in very warm San Diego, starting on a set of yellow footprints, angled from the heels to 45 degree separation between the feet, and a 30 year vocation that saw me travel the globe from Korea to Afghanistan and a whole lot of places in between. Where does the time go?

Semper Fidelis and wish me luck!

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared at January 17, 2017 12:55 PM (7N6ox)

243 Gonna be the weirdest eight years of presidential politics in my memory, which goes back to Nixon.

The press, the televised media, the movies, the music, the schools, all aligned against the administration.

This, combined with the politicization of virtually everything, is going to make life a little unpleasant.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at January 17, 2017 12:55 PM (U6f54)

244 enemies foreign and domestic ... clearly the domestic "commies" have been operating rather freely for decades, as PC and identity politics gripped us by the throat. The Muslim Brotherhood joined them ... now they are exposing themselves, and it is not pretty.

"I would they were even cut off which trouble you." Cut them off and prosecute every seditious traitor. It must be done.

Posted by: illiniwek at January 17, 2017 12:55 PM (/aIFg)

245 First rule, The Mouse that Roared, to add to your lessons: don't eat yellow snow!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 17, 2017 12:57 PM (lJXY3)

246 232 can a POTUS be sued?
Posted by: @votermom @vm at January 17, 2017 12:53 PM (Om16U)

IIRC, yes. But they (apparently) can't be compelled to show up to court and will do all depositions from the White House. At least, if I remember the Clinton/Paula Jones lawsuit correctly.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 17, 2017 12:57 PM (8hICw)

247 All of this makes me thinketh about core values, and how they seem to be increasingly glossed.

Posted by: tubal at January 17, 2017 12:58 PM (BQ5O8)

248 Yellow snow is spoor, more important as a tracking guide than any possible value as a nutritional source, thanks Andycanuck!

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared at January 17, 2017 12:59 PM (7N6ox)

249 Wait...my sister was making 100K in her early 20s, also at an office in downtown Detroit.

I'm betting it's the same place. Shmoo Shcross-Shmoo Shmield?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - I speak of the Pompatous of Love at January 17, 2017 12:55 PM (ul9CR)

No. Schmikken Schmoans.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 17, 2017 12:59 PM (Jcg9Q)

250 "Country Boy "

Don't speak that name three times while looking at your reflection in the mirror..."

Why, do you get John Denver?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at January 17, 2017 12:59 PM (C9pBZ)

251 This is truly a revolution. Bloodless so far--mostly--but a revolution. Or is it a soft civil war, actually?

Posted by: Keith at January 17, 2017 12:59 PM (USf3s)

252 >>Yellow snow is spoor, more important as a tracking guide than any possible value as a nutritional source,


You must hunt young Hobos.

The old ones are too smart to leave you those kinds of clues.

Posted by: garrett at January 17, 2017 01:00 PM (xd0pN)

253 LOL it is Gloria Allred

https://twitter.com/law_newz/status/821403665231712256

Posted by: @votermom @vm at January 17, 2017 01:00 PM (Om16U)

254 The old ones are too smart to leave you those kinds of clues."

"It's a Trap!"

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at January 17, 2017 01:00 PM (C9pBZ)

255 These times are pretty much the 60's redux.

Posted by: tubal at January 17, 2017 01:01 PM (BQ5O8)

256 LOL it is Gloria Allred

https://twitter.com/law_newz/status/821403665231712256

Posted by: @votermom @vm at January 17, 2017 01:00 PM (Om16U)

Thank you Jesus!!

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 17, 2017 01:01 PM (Jcg9Q)

257 Ooh Rah, mouse! Good luck!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 17, 2017 01:01 PM (kTF2Z)

258 What else can the power given to the government be used for? That's the point of government - coercive force to be used against people.

And there will be a pool of assholes willing to wield that power. I wish Lerner and Koskinen could content themselves by defecating in the halls, like the EPA.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 17, 2017 01:01 PM (vP09u)

259 221
"10 % flat tax due on Election Day.



Payments must be made at a public polling location. Citizens that do not make a tax payment are not eligible to vote.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at January 17, 2017 12:51 PM (YMQt3)"
So long as they're taking away our money to give to people they think should have it instead..."No taxation without representation" should work both ways. You pay, you vote; you take, you don't.

Posted by: OurFederalism at January 17, 2017 01:02 PM (48KEb)

260 Ah, but the real world still requires a bit more proof than "I've decided that guy who banged me years ago was yucky, so it was rape."

That's why campus rape cases should be handled by the police, not by the college.
Posted by: Donna and V.





THAT, & you swing at the king, you'd better fell him.
Start a malicious lawsuit against Trump, it had better fell him.
He doesn't let shit slide.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 17, 2017 01:02 PM (WDy4l)

261 257
Ooh Rah, mouse! Good luck!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 17, 2017 01:01 PM (kTF2Z)

Thanks brother!

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared at January 17, 2017 01:02 PM (7N6ox)

262 I'll take some of that smotch.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 17, 2017 01:02 PM (kTF2Z)

263

And no licking freezing metal on double-dog dares!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 17, 2017 01:02 PM (lJXY3)

264 >>LOL it is Gloria Allred


Givin' Whores a Bad Name since 1965 or so...

Posted by: garrett at January 17, 2017 01:02 PM (xd0pN)

265 Way to go Mouse!!

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 17, 2017 01:03 PM (Jcg9Q)

266 Ah, but the real world still requires a bit more proof than "I've decided that guy who banged me years ago was yucky, so it was rape."

Or, "I've decided that I can get my 15 minutes of fame by..."

That may be the "victim", the lawyer, the judge, the...

Posted by: mikeski at January 17, 2017 01:03 PM (iKu60)

267 251 This is truly a revolution. Bloodless so far--mostly--but a revolution. Or is it a soft civil war, actually?

Bloodless for now. I doubt it stays that way.

I hope ... in whatever comes next ... that we figure out how to deny so much damn influence to two political parties.

Think about that. Government ... which influences just about every aspect of our lives ... is largely controlled by two entities who compete for control but collude to prevent the entry of outsiders. The Mob would be envious.

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 17, 2017 01:03 PM (qcr5D)

268 Posted by: Malcolm Tent at January 17, 2017 12:51 PM (YMQt3)"
So long as they're taking away our money to give to people they think should have it instead..."No taxation without representation" should work both ways. You pay, you vote; you take, you don't.
Posted by: OurFederalism at January 17, 2017 01:02 PM (48KEb)

I agree... but good luck getting the franchise limited to that.

A long long time ago.... it was just male landowners over 18.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 17, 2017 01:03 PM (8hICw)

269 Well here's a shocker, the asshole who went on the shooting spree at the Ft Lauderdale airport told police he did it for ISIS.

But there have been no terrorist attacks on US soil in the age of Obama.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 17, 2017 01:03 PM (/tuJf)

270 Best of luck, Mouse!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 17, 2017 01:04 PM (p+Wdc)

271 263

And no licking freezing metal on double-dog dares!
Posted by: andycanuck at January 17, 2017 01:02 PM (lJXY3)

What about triple-dog dares?

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 17, 2017 01:04 PM (8hICw)

272 nood

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 17, 2017 01:04 PM (8hICw)

273 Or, "I've decided that I can get my 15 minutes of fame by..."

It IS Allred? Hot dang. Allow me to revise and extend my remarks:

Or, "I've decided that I can get another 15 minutes of fame by..."

Posted by: mikeski at January 17, 2017 01:05 PM (iKu60)

274 The Mob would be envious."

They were competition. The State had more guns.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at January 17, 2017 01:05 PM (C9pBZ)

275 >Yellow snow is spoor, more important as a tracking guide than any possible value as a nutritional source,


You must hunt young Hobos.

The old ones are too smart to leave you those kinds of clues.




That, or so old they leak.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 17, 2017 01:05 PM (WDy4l)

276 What about triple-dog dares?
That's different. You have to do those.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 17, 2017 01:05 PM (lJXY3)

277 Posted by: The Mouse that Roared at January 17, 2017 12:55 PM (7N6ox)

Good luck.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth proud son of a Marine at January 17, 2017 01:06 PM (1me8P)

278 Leave the Congressional Page; take the cannoli.

Posted by: paul ryan at January 17, 2017 01:06 PM (lJXY3)

279 Judge: Why didn't you come forward before?

Plaintiff: Well, yer Honor, it's simple.
Back when he was just another billionaire, he would have gotten a fair shake from the media and I woulda been laughed out of court.
But now that he's POTUS, the media will taint the jury and I get free legal services from the Dems.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at January 17, 2017 01:07 PM (Om16U)

280 Ah, but the real world still requires a bit more proof than "I've decided that guy who banged me years ago was yucky, so it was rape."

But if you carry a mattress around you can claim the guy that you're stalking raped you because he won't do you again.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2017 01:07 PM (39g3+)

281 So long as they're taking away our money to give to people they
think should have it instead..."No taxation without representation"
should work both ways. You pay, you vote; you take, you don't.

Posted by: OurFederalism at January 17, 2017 01:02 PM (48KEb)



"I agree... but good luck getting the franchise limited to that.



A long long time ago.... it was just male landowners over 18."

...back when you had to have skin in the game.

Posted by: OurFederalism at January 17, 2017 01:07 PM (48KEb)

282 Think about that. Government ... which influences just about every aspect of our lives ... is largely controlled by two entities who compete for control but collude to prevent the entry of outsiders. The Mob would be envious.
Posted by: ScoggDog at January 17, 2017 01:03 PM (qcr5D)


yup

Posted by: Keith at January 17, 2017 01:07 PM (USf3s)

283 Gloria Allred, lawyer to Gold-Diggin' Whores for decades.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 17, 2017 01:09 PM (39g3+)

284 Oh dear God PLEASE let Gloria Allred be involved.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 17, 2017 12:49 PM (Jcg9Q)

Of course she is

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 17, 2017 01:15 PM (2x9LM)

285 Elitists and their cannon fodder never quit unless they are stopped dead cold in their tracks. Not advocating violence, just making a metaphor thingy.

Posted by: colfax mingo at January 17, 2017 01:33 PM (Ik1WR)

286 Obvious problem with the Gloria Allred sexual nonsense lawsuit, right from the start: What they are alleging is a criminal offense in most jurisdictions, right? Inappropriate touching is at least some level of sexual assault, by definition.

So why not file charges? There's certainly no lack of sympathetic DA's in California and NY. Obvious answer - there is no actual evidence and no witnesses, it's just a she said, he said story, that can never be proved either way. The accuser's only hope is that the accused will be ashamed and try to pay to make it go away, but I don't think Trump is gonna play Allred's game on this one.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 17, 2017 01:57 PM (Mb+1L)

287 Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 17, 2017 12:18 PM (sRFAL)

Dear God. Please tell me as political appointees they can be terminated as soon as Trump is sworn in and Obama goes to his government in "exile".

Posted by: gracepc at January 17, 2017 03:54 PM (OU4q6)

288 Trump can use Obama's precedent to go after reporters to name people who leaked highly confidential information.

If he wants to take that one on.

Posted by: mhj at January 17, 2017 05:49 PM (oqESW)

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Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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