DeVos Confirmed as Secretary of Education After Pence Breaks 50-50 Deadlock; GOP Breaks Filibuster on Sessions, Will Confirm Him Tomorrow

The Democrats attempted a fillibuster on Sessions but the GOP shut that shit down.

Republicans broke Democrats' attempted filibuster Tuesday and put Sen. Jeff Sessions on a glide path to becoming the next attorney general, with a final vote slated for Wednesday.

Among all of President Trumpís Cabinet picks, Mr. Sessions has been the chief target of civil rights groups, saying he represented a retreat on their issues, particularly compared to the Obama administration.

But they were unable to sway any Republicans and even lost a Democrat in the 52-47 vote.

The defecting Democrat was Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

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1 #WINNING!

Posted by: John Nada at February 07, 2017 12:28 PM (pCUr3)

2 SECOND!

Posted by: John Nada at February 07, 2017 12:28 PM (pCUr3)

3 yippppeee. DeVos

Posted by: never enough caffiene at February 07, 2017 12:28 PM (N3JsI)

4 THIRD!

Posted by: John Nada at February 07, 2017 12:28 PM (pCUr3)

5 Dang missed third by thatmuch

Posted by: John Nada at February 07, 2017 12:28 PM (pCUr3)

6 So that means yet another Chicago teacher's strike. Truth be told, the yes vote shouldn't have needed the overtime penalty kick.

Posted by: auscolpyr at February 07, 2017 12:29 PM (suO/a)

7 The Trumpening Thunderdome.

Posted by: Jmel at February 07, 2017 12:29 PM (Ln5Lb)

8 It looks like Sessions is next?

If that's the case then they must be confident that DeVos was the worst of it

Posted by: John Nada at February 07, 2017 12:29 PM (pCUr3)

9 The Trumpening Thunderdome!

Posted by: Jmel at February 07, 2017 12:30 PM (Ln5Lb)

10 Something is not right.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 07, 2017 12:31 PM (yL25O)

11 Sessions has a ton of work to do, he needs to get into that office soon.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 07, 2017 01:31 PM (39g3+)

12 Morning, Shelvey!

Posted by: garrett at February 07, 2017 01:31 PM (RkUS+)

13 But they were unable to sway any Republicans and even lost a Democrat in the 52-47 vote.
The defecting Democrat was Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

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I'm still hoping that some Democratic primary opponents will get the chance to do the, "This person voted for a racist and against bettering the education of your child" attack.

We have until tomorrow to see if that's possible.

Fingers crossed for comity in the Senate from Democrats!

Don't laugh.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 07, 2017 01:32 PM (vur0q)

14 I have a Shelving Question.

Where can I find the best deal on some Floating Shelves?

I would normally just make them, but the shop is a f'n mess...

Posted by: garrett at February 07, 2017 01:32 PM (RkUS+)

15 Senate Dems are through being cool - the tits are not calm.

Posted by: broseidon on even newer magic glowy rectangle at February 07, 2017 01:33 PM (SWcg7)

16 So the local news was saying that this is the first time a VP has broken a tie. Is that true?

Posted by: HH at February 07, 2017 01:33 PM (DrCtv)

17 >>this is the first time a VP has broken a tie.


For a Cabinet Nom, yes.

Posted by: garrett at February 07, 2017 01:34 PM (RkUS+)

18 17 So the local news was saying that this is the first time a VP has broken a tie. Is that true?
Posted by: HH at February 07, 2017 01:33 PM (DrCtv)

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On a cabinet vote.

They've done it 240+ times on legislation through the years.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 07, 2017 01:34 PM (vur0q)

19 SESSIONS WILL THROW US ALL IN THE CAMPS!!!

Posted by: The Hysterical Sally Kohn at February 07, 2017 01:34 PM (qJhUV)

20 I have a Shelving Question.


It's not nice to taunt the Ewok.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at February 07, 2017 01:34 PM (mgbwf)

21 Elections have consequences.

Posted by: Eggo at February 07, 2017 01:34 PM (UpI0k)

22 Some of the left's comments are genuinely insane. These people have no ties to normalcy. It's gonna be a real bumpy ride, but I've the popcorn, I mean ammo, ready.

Posted by: rustbucket at February 07, 2017 01:34 PM (E2hov)

23 22 Elections have consequences.
Posted by: Eggo at February 07, 2017 01:34 PM (UpI0k)

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

"I won."
-Same guy

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 07, 2017 01:35 PM (vur0q)

24 Excellent! -- steeples fingers --

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 07, 2017 01:35 PM (u82oZ)

25 Joe Manchin is not stupid, at least.

On this. Maybe.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 07, 2017 01:35 PM (92kX2)

26 Sorry donks, the (pizza) party is over!

Posted by: mugiwara at February 07, 2017 01:35 PM (zxxo6)

27
The GOP is still going to be PDT's biggest obstacle. And the thugs in Oakland are going to invade town hall meetings to intimidate GOP Senators and Congresscritters, like Tom McClintock in CA.

In any case, a big fuck you to Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2017 01:35 PM (UBQ2A)

28 51st!!!

Posted by: vp mike pence at February 07, 2017 01:36 PM (nlbfN)

29 25 Joe Manchin is not stupid, at least.

On this. Maybe.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 07, 2017 01:35 PM (92kX2)


If he's smart, he'll switch parties. He'll still be completely untrustworthy.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2017 01:36 PM (UBQ2A)

30 Posted by: vp mike pence at February 07, 2017 01:36 PM (nlbfN)

Heh...

Posted by: HH at February 07, 2017 01:36 PM (DrCtv)

31 Excellent!

Screw the Dems for not even letting Trump staff his own dang cabinet.
Why does the GOP always go the high road, such as with Obama's nominees, while the left will pull this stuff with every GOP's nominees?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 07, 2017 01:36 PM (NOIQH)

32 Well I hope you are all happy that you upset Seth McFarlane and Joss Whedon. They are inconsolable on Twitter.

Posted by: Benji Carver at February 07, 2017 01:36 PM (OD2ni)

33 27
The GOP is still going to be PDT's biggest obstacle. And the thugs in Oakland are going to invade town hall meetings to intimidate GOP Senators and Congresscritters, like Tom McClintock in CA.

In any case, a big fuck you to Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2017 01:35 PM (UBQ2A)

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I think I read that representatives are resistant to the idea of town halls anymore because of 2010 when Democrats got yelled at and because even the GOP House has realized that the left has access to buses and paid agitators.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 07, 2017 01:37 PM (vur0q)

34 Erections have consequences, too.

Posted by: Carlos Danger at February 07, 2017 01:37 PM (RkUS+)

35
If he's smart, he'll switch parties. He'll still be completely untrustworthy.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2017 01:36 PM (UBQ2A)

Or maybe he could become that rarest of things (like a jackalope): a conservative democrat.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 07, 2017 01:37 PM (92kX2)

36
32 Well I hope you are all happy that you upset Seth McFarlane and Joss Whedon. They are inconsolable on Twitter.


Bwahahahahahahahahaha!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 07, 2017 01:37 PM (vW5+V)

37 Mr. President, keep throwing touchdowns please.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 07, 2017 01:37 PM (EK6Z1)

38 "25 Joe Manchin is not stupid, at least.

On this. Maybe."


I'm always on his mind.

Posted by: 2018 at February 07, 2017 01:37 PM (OD2ni)

39 Democrats have turned what should have been a blase barely noticeable machination of our democracy and turned it into another Republican victory.

How's that working out by the way?

Posted by: Marcus T at February 07, 2017 01:37 PM (6nSdj)

40 Honorable Mention!

Posted by: Roland THTG at February 07, 2017 01:38 PM (QM5S2)

41 I hope nthis stupid spectal has her so pissed at the NRA that she brings the pain

Posted by: Jean at February 07, 2017 01:38 PM (rQae+)

42 Well I hope you are all happy that you upset Seth McFarlane and Joss Whedon. They are inconsolable on Twitter.
Posted by: Benji Carver at February 07, 2017 01:36 PM (OD2ni)
-----------

Those guys would blow up the sun to signal their virtue.

Posted by: Moron Pundit at February 07, 2017 01:38 PM (xeeHA)

43
Hee hee, you just know Ol' Manchin is thinking about switching in the back of his head, telling nobody but maybe his wife. Being in the minority sucks.

But does the GOP need another squish? Not really, but if he helps as a dem or repub, good enough.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 07, 2017 01:38 PM (ODxAs)

44 36
32 Well I hope you are all happy that you upset Seth McFarlane and Joss Whedon. They are inconsolable on Twitter.

Bwahahahahahahahahaha!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 07, 2017 01:37 PM (vW5+V)

This made me smile.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 07, 2017 01:38 PM (92kX2)

45 Can we start a GoFundMe to get Trump a set of golf clubs or something?
Not that I'm sick of Winning, but I really could use a break here. Just one day, man...

Posted by: Chi at February 07, 2017 01:38 PM (A2qIf)

46 So the local news was saying that this is the first time a VP has broken a tie. Is that true?

First time since the millennial who wrote that was born, yes. Previously it happened a mere 244 times

http://tinyurl.com/jxaxn4v

It is the first time that I'm aware of that a VP had to break a tie on a cabinet confirmation, so its possible that's what they meant

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 07, 2017 01:38 PM (39g3+)

47 "Sessions has a ton of work to do, he needs to get into that office soon."

The DOJ's "Community Relations Service".

Under Obama, Holder, and Lynch, CRS was a hornet's nest of deliberate racial mob incitement and Hatch Act violations. Needs to be shut down, cleared out, carefully vacuumed, and nailed shut.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 07, 2017 01:38 PM (noWW6)

48 39 Democrats have turned what should have been a blase barely noticeable machination of our democracy and turned it into another Republican victory.

How's that working out by the way?
Posted by: Marcus T at February 07, 2017 01:37 PM (6nSdj)

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Well, it's sure doing wonders to rile up their base.

Maybe burning a few more cars will help too.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 07, 2017 01:38 PM (vur0q)

49 Finally some balls.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 07, 2017 01:38 PM (0mRoj)

50 20†I have a Shelving Question.†


It's not nice to taunt the Ewok.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at February 07, 2017 01:34 PM (mgbwf)

But it's oh so much fun

Posted by: No One of Consequence at February 07, 2017 01:38 PM (bW8kg)

51 Looks like.............we won the popular vote.


YEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Posted by: Horatio Caine, breaking out the shades at February 07, 2017 01:38 PM (B+qrE)

52 Shouldn't all the vagina hats be going all rah rah girl power since a woman got the job at education?

Posted by: NCKate at February 07, 2017 01:39 PM (WGymb)

53 37 Mr. President, keep throwing touchdowns please.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 07, 2017 01:37 PM (EK6Z1)

I had Joe Montana teach me a few things.

Posted by: DJT at February 07, 2017 01:39 PM (92kX2)

54
Mike Pence's vote!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 07, 2017 01:39 PM (vW5+V)

55 We always taunt the GOPe with "this is not the hill to die" jibes.

But it seems that the Democrats have the opposite problem: for them, EVERY hill is the hill on which to die.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at February 07, 2017 01:39 PM (4xb1E)

56 "shut that shit down"

Best line of the day. Hope we get to use it frequently.

Posted by: Trish at February 07, 2017 01:39 PM (iAm/S)

57 47 "Sessions has a ton of work to do, he needs to get into that office soon."

The DOJ's "Community Relations Service".

Under Obama, Holder, and Lynch, CRS was a hornet's nest of deliberate racial mob incitement and Hatch Act violations. Needs to be shut down, cleared out, carefully vacuumed, and nailed shut.
Posted by: torquewrench at February 07, 2017 01:38 PM (noWW6)

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

Tomorrow, it begins.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 07, 2017 01:39 PM (vur0q)

58 I say just to save time Trump should give Sessions a Bradley tank to take with him to court.

Posted by: John Nada at February 07, 2017 01:39 PM (pCUr3)

59 Morning, Shelvey!


Shelvey Shilverstein.

Posted by: eleven at February 07, 2017 01:39 PM (qUNWi)

60 Weird thing on the breaking news. The Cabinet vote was the second thing. First was that right now tornadoes are hitting the New Orleans area. And at least one photo they showed one of them looked pretty darn big.

Posted by: HH at February 07, 2017 01:40 PM (DrCtv)

61 Nobody puts DeVos on a shelf.

Posted by: eleven at February 07, 2017 01:40 PM (qUNWi)

62 But it seems that the Democrats have the opposite problem: for them, EVERY hill is the hill on which to die.

Yeah and that has it own problems: cry wolf enough and people stop listening.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 07, 2017 01:40 PM (39g3+)

63 It will be nice to see a few white kids hunting Easter Eggs at the White House, again.

Posted by: garrett at February 07, 2017 01:40 PM (RkUS+)

64 The defecting Democrat was Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

****************

Somebody REALLY does not want to lose re-election in 2018.

Posted by: John Nada at February 07, 2017 01:40 PM (pCUr3)

65 I don't know how Adam Carolla can be friends with some of these lunatics. I imagine he will eventually join them.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 07, 2017 01:40 PM (N96yY)

66 The math, it hurts.

Posted by: General Zod at February 07, 2017 01:40 PM (Bdeb0)

67 Manchin might figure he has more leverage with the GOP if he remains a Dem.

Posted by: davidt at February 07, 2017 01:40 PM (XoldI)

68 27


The GOP is still going to be PDT's biggest obstacle. And the thugs
in Oakland are going to invade town hall meetings to intimidate GOP
Senators and Congresscritters, like Tom McClintock in CA.



In any case, a big fuck you to Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2017 01:35 PM (UBQ2A)
What they did to McClintock was disgraceful. And he thought he could have a rational discussion with these people.

Posted by: IC at February 07, 2017 01:40 PM (a0IVu)

69 Not that I'm sick of Winning, but I really could use a break here. Just one day, man...



Posted by: Chi

I read that Trump closed his eyes for 5 seconds yesterday. That's all you're getting

Posted by: Bruce at February 07, 2017 01:40 PM (8ikIW)

70 62 Yeah and that has it own problems: cry wolf enough and people stop listening.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 07, 2017 01:40 PM (39g3+)

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

"Why does no one listen to me anymore?"
-The Race Card

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 07, 2017 01:41 PM (vur0q)

71 Go for the teacher's strike. I am sure they have a plan for that. Restrict federal funding to school districts that strike. Or something of that nature.

Posted by: K-E at February 07, 2017 01:41 PM (HlvVu)

72 Spicer on...

Posted by: Tami at February 07, 2017 01:41 PM (Enq6K)

73 I'm serious, though.

I am awful at the googlefu, so I am relying on the Horde to keep me from being overcharged by Room and Board.

Posted by: garrett at February 07, 2017 01:41 PM (RkUS+)

74 How long before we run out of hills for Democrats to die on? I need a break to get more popcorn.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 07, 2017 01:41 PM (6nSdj)

75 The senate will plod onward, never moving as fast as any of the Moron Horde would like. The Democrats will engage in their version of Failure Theater (they do not control the agenda nor have enough votes but they have to appease their base somehow). All will be as it is.

Legislation will move with the usual glacial speed of the drafting committees, the hearings, the votes, the conference committees, the hearings, and the votes. Much speechifying will done, voices will be raised, threats of vengeance will be uttered, please for funds will be sent out, hysterics will be generated.

And the Slowest Greatest Legislative Show on Earth will continue onward.

Are you not entertained!?!

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet sponsors The Man in the High Dudgeon! at February 07, 2017 01:41 PM (hLRSq)

76 25 Joe Manchin is not stupid, at least.
_________________

Up for re-election in 2018.

In a Trump state.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 07, 2017 01:41 PM (riF5p)

77 So Trump must have educated McKonehead of the consequences of rolling over yet again.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 07, 2017 01:41 PM (mpXpK)

78 Representatives are resistant to the idea of town halls anymore because of 2010 when Democrats got yelled at

---

Also, constituents smell.

Seriously, town halls are as much the voice of the people as elections are.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 07, 2017 01:41 PM (ZTqLB)

79 It's not nice to taunt the Ewok.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at February 07, 2017 01:34 PM (mgbwf)

But it's oh so much fun
Posted by: No One of Consequence at February 07, 2017 01:38 PM (bW8kg)

Just give me a few minutes and let me limber up. Stretching is important.

Posted by: The Banhammer at February 07, 2017 01:41 PM (rF0hx)

80 Yeah, that "every Trump supporter is a Nazi" thing is getting pretty old.

Posted by: mrp at February 07, 2017 01:41 PM (JBggj)

81 Completely OT but a company I was trying to apply for a job with changed their online portal - which you are required to use - but didnt migrate ANY of the information from the previous account. It took me 40 minutes to put all the information in last time, and they just dumped it. Needless to say I'm pretty pissed off.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 07, 2017 01:42 PM (0mRoj)

82 59 Morning, Shelvey!


Shelvey Shilverstein.
Posted by: eleven at February 07, 2017 01:39 PM (qUNWi)

I just had an image of a series of Jewish childrens books:

Shelvey Shilverstein goes to a Bris!

Shelvey Shilverstein's Bar Mitzvah!

Shelvey Shilverstein sits shiva!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 07, 2017 01:42 PM (92kX2)

83 From the earlier thread:

521 IIRC, Maine's 2nd congressional district provide Trump's only electoral college vote from New England. And LePage is Maine's GOP governor.

So going after Bath IW in order to punish Collins, I think, would be bad politics.
Posted by: mrp at February 07, 2017 01:25 PM (JBggj)

Interesting take in terms of the collateral damage. Focusing just on the senate one concludes that if the national party went anti-Collins, they'd lose nothing because she is so consistently against them.

Still, as others have pointed out, there are strong rural bases in both states. To the extent that they are culturally excluded from the current political vision of the dems, I'd put these two on blast. Force them to go dem or third party, lose alignment with the party a substantial proportion of their states prefers. Handing the democrats either seat if it does not work is really more a symbolic loss, as practically speaking those seats are not functional.

Posted by: Pork Patrol at February 07, 2017 01:42 PM (wx6iv)

84 Shouldn't all the vagina hats be going all rah rah girl power since a woman got the job at education?

Posted by: NCKate at February 07, 2017 01:39 PM


Conservative, ergo not 'real' woman.

Posted by: Leftist Logic at February 07, 2017 01:42 PM (p+Wdc)

85 I think I read that representatives are resistant to the idea of town halls anymore because of 2010 when Democrats got yelled at and because even the GOP House has realized that the left has access to buses and paid agitators.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 07, 2017 01:37 PM (vur0q)

I know mine likes to do them over the phone. I think it will end up more online type meetings. You can always shut up the people who just won't shut up.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at February 07, 2017 01:42 PM (J70i0)

86 "So the local news was saying that this is the first time a VP has broken a tie. Is that true?"

For a Cabinet vote, yes.

Posted by: navybrat at February 07, 2017 01:42 PM (w7KSn)

87 The GOP is still going to be PDT's biggest obstacle. And the thugs in Oakland are going to invade town hall meetings to intimidate GOP Senators and Congresscritters, like Tom McClintock in CA.


The Commiecrats had to bus in the lefties from outside McClintock's district for that one. Looking at them they were from the neighboring Demunist district of Midtown Sacramento.

None of that group that mobbed McClintock's Town Hall meeting came from anywhere in suburban Roseville where it was held, or any of the rural towns all the way to the NV border, which is the territory of McClintock's district.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at February 07, 2017 01:43 PM (ujg0T)

88 This is winning. It's not come from 25 points behind and then fucking Giselle in a bathtub full of Goodell's tears winning. But it will do.

Posted by: Joe Inaugurating 45 in DC at February 07, 2017 01:43 PM (yRsqD)

89 The defecting Democrat was Joe Manchin of West Virginia.


I repeat what I said yesterday, Manchin will do anything he must to keep his seat.

Oh no. I have to go spelunking through the CFR for something.

AVENGE ME!!!!!

Posted by: alexthechick - all your caps are belong to me at February 07, 2017 01:43 PM (mf5HN)

90 But the two DIABLO sisters voted for the unions on the other one.


First order of buisness form Sessions is to check how money the unions are giving those two Scrunts.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 07, 2017 01:43 PM (mpXpK)

91 I hope Collins and Mukupshitkowsky don't get another dime or piece of legislation they want for the rest of this term.

Losing Political games should hurt enough that you don't do that again.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 07, 2017 01:43 PM (6nSdj)

92
Tomorrow, it begins.


Clinton Foundation employees -- however few are left -- will be working the paper shredders and ServerWipes ("Now with stronger, yet still supple cloth!") hard into the wee hours of tomorrow morning.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 07, 2017 01:43 PM (vW5+V)

93 >>I just had an image of a series of Jewish childrens books:



Where a cute little Ewok in a yarlmuke has various shelving related adventures?

Posted by: garrett at February 07, 2017 01:44 PM (RkUS+)

94 "How long before we run out of hills for Democrats to die on?"

There's (fundraising) gold in them thar hills!

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet sponsors The Man in the High Dudgeon! at February 07, 2017 01:44 PM (hLRSq)

95 Come on Mad Dog. Burn this to the ground, scatter the stones, and salt the earth.

"I doubt that General Mattis would agree that the Military Diversity
Complex
is part of his DoD planning," Mrs. Donnelly said. "I doubt he is
aware of it."

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 07, 2017 01:44 PM (EK6Z1)

96 78 Also, constituents smell.

Seriously, town halls are as much the voice of the people as elections are.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 07, 2017 01:41 PM (ZTqLB)

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

Town halls aren't the only way to connect with your constituents. It IS a showy way, though.

That showiness can easily be hijacked.

If I were a Rep, I'd do a lot of stuff in the district, but smaller events with as little forward notice as possible. Targeted meetings with people. I think this is what most do anyway.

Town halls are really just asking to be trapped by crazy people or gotcha questions you're not ready for.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 07, 2017 01:44 PM (vur0q)

97 Oh no. I have to go spelunking through the CFR for something.



AVENGE ME!!!!!

Posted by: alexthechick - all your caps are belong to me at February 07, 2017 01:43 PM (mf5HN)
I feel your pain - I have contemplated suicide after spending a hours in 40 CFR Part 60.

Posted by: IC at February 07, 2017 01:44 PM (a0IVu)

98 Shouldn't all the vagina hats be going all rah rah girl power since a woman got the job at education?

Posted by: NCKate at February 07, 2017 01:39 PM

Conservative, ergo not 'real' woman.
Posted by: Leftist Logic




But the hairy assed guy with the twig & berries is totes kewl using your bathroom.

Totes.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2017 01:45 PM (2w7OO)

99 I am awful at the googlefu, so I am relying on the Horde to keep me from being overcharged by Room and Board.

Posted by: garrett at February 07, 2017 01:41 PM (RkUS+)

Amazon has them as does, Wayfair.com, Potterybarn, JcPenneys, Walmart and yes, IKEA.

Posted by: Tami at February 07, 2017 01:45 PM (Enq6K)

100 Trump needs to have his persuaders approach Manchin with an amortization plan...

Posted by: General Zod at February 07, 2017 01:45 PM (Bdeb0)

101 Not tired of winning.

Oh no, not at all.

Posted by: ExurbanDoug at February 07, 2017 01:45 PM (Y81Nt)

102 94 "How long before we run out of hills for Democrats to die on?"

There's (fundraising) gold in them thar hills!
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet sponsors The Man in the High Dudgeon! at February 07, 2017 01:44 PM (hLRSq)

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

"Sow chaos, and I'll keep funding you."
-George Soros

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 07, 2017 01:45 PM (vur0q)

103 Under Obama, Holder, and Lynch, CRS was a hornet's nest of deliberate racial mob incitement and Hatch Act violations. Needs to be shut down, cleared out, carefully vacuumed, and nailed shut.

Uh...

https://www.rodentblaster.com/

Posted by: Washington State Attorney at February 07, 2017 01:45 PM (TppKb)

104 Take that, you wascally libruls.

Posted by: Tucker Carlson's Book of Untruths at February 07, 2017 01:45 PM (hegNd)

105 Who needs stinkin voters when you have The Grinches brother as senate minority leader?

Posted by: Marcus T at February 07, 2017 01:45 PM (6nSdj)

106 *tosses AlextheChick five more LED flashlights, 200 meters of rope, and an ACME teleporter*

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 07, 2017 01:46 PM (EK6Z1)

107 >>I hope Collins and Mukupshitkowsky don't get another dime or piece of legislation they want for the rest of this term.

>>Losing Political games should hurt enough that you don't do that again.

I guarantee you this whole thing was coordinated with the White House. The outcome was never in doubt.

Pence was talking about casting the tie breaking vote over the weekend. They all knew the game. Nobody lost on this one accept the left.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 07, 2017 01:46 PM (/tuJf)

108 Thanks Tami!

IKEA?


I will not abide another Swedish Meatball.

Posted by: garrett at February 07, 2017 01:46 PM (RkUS+)

109 "And the thugs in Oakland are going to invade town hall meetings to intimidate GOP Senators and Congresscritters, like Tom McClintock in CA."

McClintock, for whom I had previously reserved great respect, is turning out to be a total squish on Obamacare repeal.

He's worried that if it's done badly and quickly, they'll get hurt in the midterms.

Which is true, but... there are a bunch of ordinary voters and small businesses getting dicked around harder and harder by O-care with each renewal cycle, and they want relief from the O-care pain right NOW. They will not be pleased if Republicans are dilatory with remedial action.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 07, 2017 01:46 PM (noWW6)

110 ...into the wee hours of tomorrow morning.


Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM)


All hours are wee hours for Shillary. That's why she double bags the Depends.

Posted by: Bruce at February 07, 2017 01:46 PM (8ikIW)

111 Garrett,
I've seen them at Home Depot and/or Lowes. I would bet Target if you still give them money. Maybe even Walmarket?

Do you have N Amazon Prime acct? Let me do a quick search...

Posted by: Chi at February 07, 2017 01:46 PM (A2qIf)

112 "91 I hope Collins and Mukupshitkowsky don't get another dime or piece of legislation they want for the rest of this term.

Losing Political games should hurt enough that you don't do that again."


For all we know, this might have been worked out ahead of time with McConnell and done with his approval since he still had the votes.

Posted by: Benji Carver at February 07, 2017 01:46 PM (OD2ni)

113 "Sow chaos, and I'll keep funding you."
-George Soros


No you won't.

Posted by: AGM-114 at February 07, 2017 01:46 PM (TppKb)

114 I'm waiting for Sessions to get Soros on RICO charges or money laundering. At that point I'll retire.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 07, 2017 01:47 PM (6nSdj)

115 Where is Spicer? I just saw the McTurtle on CSPAN2....


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 07, 2017 01:47 PM (8iiMU)

116 Anyone else feel like the last two weeks has been going on forever? It is strange how the human mind works.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 07, 2017 01:47 PM (92kX2)

117
FIFY

21) Erections have consequences.

Posted by: BIG AL FREDO at February 07, 2017 01:47 PM (iWo0u)

118 >>For all we know, this might have been worked out ahead of time with McConnell and done with his approval since he still had the votes.

But that would involve politics!

Posted by: JackStraw at February 07, 2017 01:47 PM (/tuJf)

119 I'm Devos neutral since I don't have kids. And, if I did, they would be in Catholic school.

That being said, the fact that the Idiot Leftists are screaming so much about her makes me think she's a good choice.

BTW... can we accelerate the process with Sessions? I think that Trump will have more leverage once he's in place.

/ you know, like the Obama/Putin thing That Shall Not Be Spoken Of by the Left

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 07, 2017 01:48 PM (J5mC3)

120 Nancy Pelosi says she just can't work with President Bush
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDl2UrqQMQM

Posted by: undocumented Maxine Waters at February 07, 2017 01:48 PM (e8kgV)

121 The left is yelling that since the DeVos family (dozens of them) gave money to Senators, that she bribed them to get the appointment. Now, putting aside how idiotic that theory is -- presuming she's the first appointee in US history to donate to congress -- all that tells me is that congress didn't listen to the much, much larger teacher's union bribes.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 07, 2017 01:48 PM (39g3+)

122 116 Anyone else feel like the last two weeks has been going on forever?

I feel that way between 0700 and 1700, Mon thru Fri

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 07, 2017 01:48 PM (buBai)

123 114 I'm waiting for Sessions to get Soros on RICO charges or money laundering. At that point I'll retire.
Posted by: Marcus T at February 07, 2017 01:47 PM (6nSdj)

That would be sweet. On the level of Kate Upton driving up in my new corvette sweet.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 07, 2017 01:49 PM (92kX2)

124 ACME teleporter*
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 07, 2017 01:46 PM (EK6Z1)

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

ACME teleporter? I could have used one of those....

Posted by: Wile E. Coyote, Esq. at February 07, 2017 01:49 PM (qC1Sy)

125 What they did to McClintock was disgraceful. And he thought he could have a rational discussion with these people.
Posted by: IC at February 07, 2017 01:40 PM (a0IVu)



From what I know of Tom, this will just strengthen his resolve. The local major newspaper, The Sacramento Bee (Ess), went all out against him a few years ago, even sponsoring a pseudo Republican to run against him in his district. To no avail.

McClintock's district (the eastern Sacramento suburbs and exurbs, the "Gold Rush Country" and the Sierra Nevada Mountains) may the one of the last enclaves of freedom in Commiefornia, but it is still there.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at February 07, 2017 01:49 PM (ujg0T)

126 So, when will the congressional investigations start on the 2015 NOAA climate change report?

Does NOAA have an inspector general?

Posted by: mrp at February 07, 2017 01:49 PM (JBggj)

127 Republican senators blasting the Dems for dragging things along on CSPAN2...


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 07, 2017 01:49 PM (8iiMU)

128 We should all hearken back to 2009 when in March the White House said it wouldn't end the DC voucher program, but in April it did end it.

Posted by: undocumented Maxine Waters at February 07, 2017 01:49 PM (e8kgV)

129 Elections have consequences, at the end of the day, I won - Barky Mckfuckstick

Posted by: The Jackhole at February 07, 2017 01:50 PM (M+Lyo)

130 >>The left is yelling that since the DeVos family (dozens of them) gave
money to Senators, that she bribed them to get the appointment.

And yet I bet none of the Lefties screamed about how all of Obama's top donors became ambassadors.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 07, 2017 01:50 PM (NOIQH)

131
Fun's fun, but I gave got to go take down shelving I pit up in our crawl space over a dozen year's ago. Think Shelvy will lend a hand?

BBL, I hope...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 07, 2017 01:50 PM (vW5+V)

132 Manchin could do himself a solid and switch parties.

Posted by: torabora at February 07, 2017 01:51 PM (4FsaR)

133 Oh no. I have to go spelunking through the CFR for something.



AVENGE ME!!!!!

Posted by: alexthechick - all your caps are belong to me at February 07, 2017 01:43 PM


*looks at desk covered with 37 CFR*

*pours All The Vodka into the usb port for AtC*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 07, 2017 01:51 PM (p+Wdc)

134 Well I hope you are all happy that you upset Seth McFarlane and Joss Whedon. They are inconsolable on Twitter.

Sheesh...I have to say...I might just be getting tired of all this winning.

I'm just a simple Krakenboner for Pete's sake!

Posted by: The Krakenboner at February 07, 2017 01:51 PM (87y4e)

135 Anyone else feel like the last two weeks has been going on forever?

The last week yeah, very tedious and slow. I don't mind that so much, time seems to be accelerating the older I get.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 07, 2017 01:51 PM (39g3+)

136 The GOP is still going to be PDT's biggest obstacle. And the thugs in Oakland are going to invade town hall meetings to intimidate GOP Senators and Congresscritters, like Tom McClintock in CA.

In any case, a big fuck you to Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2017 01:35 PM (UBQ2A)

Saw McClintock being interviewed by Cavuto. He said he has held over 100 town halls over his tenure and this last one was the first in which he had to have a police escort to get him in and out due to the protestors.

My own rep. has a lot of phone town halls, and occasionally has one early am at a local coffee house, etc. My guess is that those coffee house ones are no more because of security concerns.

Posted by: Jen at February 07, 2017 01:51 PM (z0fov)

137 And yet I bet none of the Lefties screamed about how all of Obama's top donors became ambassadors.


Posted by: Lizzy

I ain't too happy about it.

Posted by: Zombie Chris Stevens at February 07, 2017 01:52 PM (8ikIW)

138 My liberal in-laws are going ape-shit.
I just sit and laugh and laugh.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 07, 2017 01:52 PM (0tfLf)

139 McClintock, for whom I had previously reserved great respect, is turning out to be a total squish on Obamacare repeal.

He's worried that if it's done badly and quickly, they'll get hurt in the midterms.

Which is true, but... there are a bunch of ordinary voters and small businesses getting dicked around harder and harder by O-care with each renewal cycle, and they want relief from the O-care pain right NOW. They will not be pleased if Republicans are dilatory with remedial action.
Posted by: torquewrench at February 07, 2017 01:46 PM (noWW6)



In fairness he is prepping himself for the inevitable rejoinder of "So what are you going to replace my Covered California Plan with? Huh? HUH?"

And frankly, the whole GOP should be ready for such baiting.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at February 07, 2017 01:52 PM (ujg0T)

140 The last week yeah, very tedious and slow. I don't mind that so much, time seems to be accelerating the older I get.





No shit. We're already a quarter way thru the second month of the new year.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2017 01:52 PM (2w7OO)

141 The woman's strike is scheduled for March 8. Shoud be changed to March 14 to compete with Steak and BJ Day

Posted by: tmitsss at February 07, 2017 01:52 PM (ufT34)

142 Everyone is in tears on FB. Actual quote:

Well I hope all you Trump supporters with kids still feel good about your decision. Just another sad day in a string of sad days we will have to endure for the next 4 years.

This is more my daughters friend than mine, but this bitch is real charmer. The other day she called everyone in the midwest a redneck. Uh.. honey.. YOU live in the midwest. Elitest snobby c**t

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at February 07, 2017 01:52 PM (zRZaJ)

143 There seems to be a lot of noise about Elliott Abrams.
What's up ?

Posted by: undocumented Maxine Waters at February 07, 2017 01:52 PM (e8kgV)

144 So, when will the congressional investigations start on the 2015 NOAA climate change report?

Does NOAA have an inspector general?


They're under Commerce, interestingly enough.


Posted by: JEM at February 07, 2017 01:53 PM (TppKb)

145 In fairness he is prepping himself for the inevitable rejoinder of "So what are you going to replace my Covered California Plan with? Huh? HUH?"



Nothing. Call BCBS or Aetna.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2017 01:53 PM (2w7OO)

146 49ers hire Kyle Shanahan as head coach. He is NOT African American, but Irish, and a cismale. It's so bizarre that we have to endure this stupid racist, sexist BULLSHIT in 2017.

Posted by: Zoey Tur at February 07, 2017 01:53 PM (mBYZv)

147 Looks like Tami beat me to the punch...

Posted by: Chi at February 07, 2017 01:53 PM (A2qIf)

148 89
The defecting Democrat was Joe Manchin of West Virginia.



The defecating Democrat was Chuck Schumer of New York.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at February 07, 2017 01:54 PM (zllbf)

149 Remember: pray for President Trump. You can do something.

Posted by: Lurkette, now with greater wattage at February 07, 2017 01:54 PM (jVlNS)

150 127 Republican senators blasting the Dems for dragging things along on CSPAN2...


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 07, 2017 01:49 PM (8iiMU)

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

This behavior is probably diminishing the GOPe's desire to work across the aisle.

They believe that presidents should receive deference on their choices for cabinet posts and SCOTUS seats, and Democrats are shitting all over it.

It may be enough for them to want to dig the knife in a little bit during some upcoming battles.

May.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 07, 2017 01:54 PM (vur0q)

151 I didn't even think about looking at Amazon.


Because. Idiot.

Posted by: garrett at February 07, 2017 01:54 PM (RkUS+)

152 Anna, if your email is the same as before I sent you a quick msg as requested.

Posted by: broseidon on even newer magic glowy rectangle at February 07, 2017 01:54 PM (SWcg7)

153 Well I hope all you Trump supporters with kids still feel good about your decision.

Uh, yeah. Right now the Schadenboner Mass is beginning to affect Earth's orbit.

Posted by: JEM at February 07, 2017 01:54 PM (TppKb)

154 "49ers hire Kyle Shanahan as head coach."

Yeah, the genius that didn't go for the field goal when it mattered...

Posted by: navybrat at February 07, 2017 01:55 PM (w7KSn)

155 138 My liberal in-laws are going ape-shit.
I just sit and laugh and laugh.
Posted by: Diogenes at February 07, 2017 01:52 PM (0tfLf)

It is kind of amazing how animated teachers and the dems are animated over any suggestion of change to the educational system, even while saying it is not working. It is kind of creepy. They all get this eyes glazed look on their face.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 07, 2017 01:55 PM (92kX2)

156 142 Everyone is in tears on FB. Actual quote:

Well I hope all you Trump supporters with kids still feel good about your decision. Just another sad day in a string of sad days we will have to endure for the next 4 years.

This is more my daughters friend than mine, but this bitch is real charmer. The other day she called everyone in the midwest a redneck. Uh.. honey.. YOU live in the midwest. Elitest snobby c**t
Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at February 07, 2017 01:52 PM (zRZaJ


You should reply thusly:

"8"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2017 01:55 PM (UBQ2A)

157 The woman's strike is scheduled for March 8. Shoud be changed to March 14 to compete with Steak and BJ Day



They should stretch it out to a week. And when they find that they weren't missed ...................

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2017 01:55 PM (2w7OO)

158
Town halls are really just asking to be trapped by crazy people or gotcha questions you're not ready for.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 07, 2017 01:44 PM (vur0q)


Or these days, get hit by a slimy leftie spitball.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 07, 2017 01:55 PM (BB1en)

159 Well I hope all you Trump supporters with kids still feel good about your decision.

Guess he's going to put the kids in camps.

We'll call them...summer camps.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 07, 2017 01:55 PM (B+qrE)

160 Everyday I am amazed by Patty Murray's brain.

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 07, 2017 01:55 PM (s6KUQ)

161 116 Anyone else feel like the last two weeks has been going on forever? It is strange how the human mind works.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 07, 2017 01:47 PM (92kX2)

Life has been going forever. Ugh.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 07, 2017 01:55 PM (0mRoj)

162 Since Benji Carver mentioned Joss Whedon having a twitter meltdown I thought I would go take a look. Whedon admits that the DeVoss confirmation has "broken" him. Wow. And she hasn't done anything yet.

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 07, 2017 01:56 PM (6n332)

163 Manchin could do himself a solid and switch parties.
Posted by: torabora at February 07, 2017 01:51 PM (4FsaR)

Manchin's constituents are old blue dog Democrats. He might as well stay a Dem so they feel he is still one of them and then vote for stuff that makes sense, something a lot of his older constituents would also be in favor of.

I know many a West Virginia Democrat, and they are not in favor of gay marriage, transgender bathrooms and being told they can't be icky miners or own guns.

He is actually a better ally as he currently is.

Posted by: Jen at February 07, 2017 01:56 PM (z0fov)

164 **surveys DOJ**

**sees infestation by horrific creatures***

Looks like nuking from orbit is the only way to be sure.

Posted by: AG Jeff Sessions at February 07, 2017 01:56 PM (eR9TL)

165 Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 07, 2017 01:48 PM (J5mC3)

The teachers unions are the ones losing their shit, so what you have is all the teachers telling mommy and daddy how horrible she is, which naturally gets them all riled up.

I think it boils down to schools being terrified of losing their funding.

Honestly, I think that's understandable; there isn't a lot of money to go around.

But Lefties are starting to reap what they sowed, as far as the crappy teaching methods they keep pushing, illegal immigration (hard to keep your class up to standard when 2/3s of them don't speak English) and actively encouraging the breakdown of the two parent family.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor is still pissed about cthulu at February 07, 2017 01:56 PM (kqtMD)

166 Well I hope all you Trump supporters with kids still feel good about your decision.




What about those of us with no kids who have been taxed for the last 26 years?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2017 01:56 PM (2w7OO)

167 The Left's shift to violence and violent conspiracy theories means that Dems have lost the political argument. When the DNC char race is a contest between radical and radical, well, that's the ball game.

The self-immolation of the MSM is ... sad. We need an adversarial press culture to keep our political society in check, but what we have now is just the propaganda arm of Washington, Inc.

Posted by: mrp at February 07, 2017 01:57 PM (JBggj)

168 >>Nothing. Call BCBS or Aetna.

One of the major reasons the left has been destroyed over the last few election cycles is specifically because they screwed up health care so badly. I don't mind if they take a few months to come up with a good plan to repeal and replace and not cause yet another clusterfuck with healthcare.

I'm kind of liking this winning stuff. I'd like to continue doing it.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 07, 2017 01:57 PM (/tuJf)

169 74
"How long before we run out of hills for Democrats to die on?"

With all the holes they're digging there will be fresh dirt mounds for that.

Posted by: geoffb5 at February 07, 2017 01:57 PM (d3wbb)

170 I checked the SacBee, (Sacramento CA newspaper) and an editorial is claiming the people who showed up at McClintock's townhall were just "democracy in action."

I hope GOP representatives get it through their heads that these people are unhinged and dangerous.

Posted by: Blake at February 07, 2017 01:57 PM (qC1Sy)

171 Does NOAA have an inspector general?

That's a good question -- it should, and I would like the Trump administration to kick it in gear, because they've been steadily engaged in fraud and doctoring data for a long time now.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 07, 2017 01:57 PM (39g3+)

172 130
>>The left is yelling that since the DeVos family (dozens of them) gave

money to Senators, that she bribed them to get the appointment.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 07, 2017 01:50 PM (NOIQH)

The DeVos (pronounced "Dih-Vawwsss" by the way) family has been very active in Michigan politics for years. Their family and the Van Andel family (they both founded Amway) have also donated shitloads of money to the West Michigan area. Their latest projects, I believe, were the Children's Hospital and Devos Place (a convention center), both in Grand Rapids.




Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 07, 2017 01:57 PM (8iiMU)

173 145 In fairness he is prepping himself for the inevitable rejoinder of "So what are you going to replace my Covered California Plan with? Huh? HUH?"



Nothing. Call BCBS or Aetna.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2017 01:53 PM (2w7OO)



Both of which ARE their (more often than not, heavily subsidized) providers under Covered California.

Clearly what has to be done is to allow more competing plans into California, and reduce insurance coverage into a bare-bones catastrophic coverage.

This will cause the Commiecrat cuntcremes like Sandra Fluke to have hissy fits, but screw 'em. Actually, don't.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at February 07, 2017 01:57 PM (ujg0T)

174
They should stretch it out to a week. And when they find that they weren't missed
---

As a female, I'm not really sure what the thinking is behind this.

Oh wait, I used the word "thinking."

That probably wasn't involved.

Also, do the organizers of this have money in the sex bot business?

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 07, 2017 01:57 PM (J5mC3)

175 163
Manchin's constituents are old blue dog Democrats. He might as well stay a Dem so they feel he is still one of them and then vote for stuff that makes sense, something a lot of his older constituents would also be in favor of.

I know many a West Virginia Democrat, and they are not in favor of gay marriage, transgender bathrooms and being told they can't be icky miners or own guns.

He is actually a better ally as he currently is.
Posted by: Jen at February 07, 2017 01:56 PM (z0fov)

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

Don't senators who switch parties have a nasty habit of losing their next election?

With that in mind, I'd say that Manchin has a better chance of switching after 2018 than before, if he wants this next term to be his last.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 07, 2017 01:57 PM (vur0q)

176 Donald Trump? Never heard of him.


138 - ha ha ha ha - me too. I'm blown away at how many liberals are experts on so many different topics.

The phrase "virtue signaling" is so perfect. They will bitch and whine on facebook. Maybe they'll purchase a pink crocheted hat and attend a march. But not much more that - just post stupid outrage memes on facebook

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at February 07, 2017 01:57 PM (RzUqr)

177 This is more my daughters friend than mine, but this
bitch is real charmer. The other day she called everyone in the
midwest a redneck. Uh.. honey.. YOU live in the midwest. Elitest
snobby c**t

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at February 07, 2017 01:52 PM (zRZaJ)

I would either 'unfollow' her on 'unfriend' her....life is too short to be annoyed by mere acquaintances.

Posted by: Tami at February 07, 2017 01:58 PM (Enq6K)

178 >>I think it boils down to schools being terrified of losing their funding.


Honestly, I think that's understandable; there isn't a lot of money to go around.


Oh, there's a ton of money to go around - weren't public schools the biggest recipient of Obama's stimulus package?
Also, Bush's NCLB increased federal funding of schools by something like 40%?

The question then is: where is the money going that should be redirected to pubic schools' core mission?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 07, 2017 01:58 PM (NOIQH)

179 120 Nancy Pelosi says she just can't work with President Bush
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDl2UrqQMQM
Posted by: undocumented Maxine Waters at February 07, 2017 01:48 PM (e8kgV)


Write her a nice note and tell her that he apologizes and really wants to work with her.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2017 01:59 PM (UBQ2A)

180 Posted by: Jen at February 07, 2017 01:56 PM (z0fov)

This, exactly. He needs that D behind is name.

I come from a long line of poor and working class Southern yellow dog Democrats, who have voted straight-line Republican ever since Reagan, but will not change their registration, because they're Democrats, damn it.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor is still pissed about cthulu at February 07, 2017 01:59 PM (kqtMD)

181 167
The self-immolation of the MSM is ... sad. We need an adversarial press culture to keep our political society in check, but what we have now is just the propaganda arm of Washington, Inc.
Posted by: mrp at February 07, 2017 01:57 PM (JBggj)

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

We need a competitive marketplace for the press where the two largest ideological factions have some kind of parity in terms of outreach.

The market is sorting this out as the MSM diminishes in importance, outreach, and ability to convince the public. I just wish it would happen even faster.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 07, 2017 01:59 PM (vur0q)

182 Her first act should be to dump Moochelle's lunch program.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 07, 2017 01:59 PM (dKiJG)

183 J.J. tempted.. lol.. I think it would blow her mind. She knows I'm a conservative but I have never answered one of her posts.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at February 07, 2017 01:59 PM (zRZaJ)

184 182 Her first act should be to dump Moochelle's lunch program.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 07, 2017 01:59 PM (dKiJG)


Can she abolish her own agency?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2017 02:00 PM (UBQ2A)

185 Still not tired of all the winning.

Being confined to this room 'cause I can't fit out the door no matter which way on account of my boner might get old.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 07, 2017 02:00 PM (AmMfi)

186 Nancy Pelosi says she just can't work with President Bush

Would that be elder, younger, or Jeb!?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 07, 2017 02:00 PM (B+qrE)

187 183 J.J. tempted.. lol.. I think it would blow her mind. She knows I'm a conservative but I have never answered one of her posts.
Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at February 07, 2017 01:59 PM (zRZaJ)


What have you got to lose?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2017 02:00 PM (UBQ2A)

188 I feel good about the fact that the DeVos supposedly doesn't like "Common Core" which i think is a disaster.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 07, 2017 02:00 PM (fDdVG)

189 Unrelated but San Francisco just announced "Free" community college for all residents. Presumably illegal or legal, and even people without identifiable residence.

"free"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 07, 2017 02:00 PM (39g3+)

190 >>Their family and the Van Andel family (they both founded Amway) have
also donated shitloads of money to the West Michigan area. Their latest
projects, I believe, were the Children's Hospital and Devos Place (a
convention center), both in Grand Rapids.


Why, that's horrible!!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 07, 2017 02:00 PM (NOIQH)

191 170 I checked the SacBee, (Sacramento CA newspaper) and an editorial is claiming the people who showed up at McClintock's townhall were just "democracy in action."

I hope GOP representatives get it through their heads that these people are unhinged and dangerous.
Posted by: Blake at February 07, 2017 01:57 PM (qC1Sy)



And the bused in mob came from outside McClintock's district. I know a few of them live in Midtown Sacramento, which is also where the Bee (Ess) is headquartered. The Bee (Ess) is lying as usual.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at February 07, 2017 02:00 PM (ujg0T)

192 I would either 'unfollow' her on 'unfriend' her....life is too short to be annoyed by mere acquaintances




Also too short to be annoyed by mere family.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2017 02:01 PM (2w7OO)

193
The defecting Democrat was Joe Manchin of West Virginia.










I'm expecting the Donks to retaliate against Manchin. Maybe by stripping him of his new, more powerful committee assignments at Appropriations and the Select Committee on Intelligence.

Can the Donks strip those assignments from him so soon, or do they have to wait until the next Congress?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 07, 2017 02:01 PM (cuZZW)

194 "Would that be elder, younger, or Jeb!?"

Billy.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 07, 2017 02:01 PM (J+eG2)

195 189 Unrelated but San Francisco just announced "Free" community college for all residents. Presumably illegal or legal, and even people without identifiable residence.

"free"
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 07, 2017 02:00 PM (39g3+)


When the money is cut off - PLEASE G-D - we'll see how free it is.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2017 02:01 PM (UBQ2A)

196 >>Manchin's constituents are old blue dog Democrats. Posted by: Jen at February 07, 2017 01:56 PM (z0fov)

They sure vote like Republicans--all three GOP House seats, 1 of 2 Senators, red since 2000 in POTUS elections, and both state houses majority-GOP; the
Dems only have the executive state offices. I hear what you're saying, and WVa. had a solid FDR Dem legacy into the 1990s, but the time looks ripe for Manchin to see the electoral reality for what it is--he's an anachronism in a red state, and he probably ought to get his bread in the gravy while it's hot (to coin a phrase).

Posted by: General Zod at February 07, 2017 02:01 PM (Bdeb0)

197 Civil rights groups? There are no civil rights groups on the left.

"Civil rights groups" are simply another left-wing political group, and we should insist they lose moral points they get from an outdated term. If the media won't drop the banner, we should yank it down.

Posted by: CJ at February 07, 2017 02:01 PM (9KqcB)

198 189 Unrelated but San Francisco just announced "Free" community college for all residents. Presumably illegal or legal, and even people without identifiable residence.

"free"
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 07, 2017 02:00 PM (39g3+)

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

Isn't the cost of actually living in San Francisco so large that it's pretty much just wealthy people?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 07, 2017 02:01 PM (vur0q)

199 How do they know Sessions will get confirmed?, Suppose some of the RINOS votes against him?

How did they shut down the fillibuster?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 07, 2017 02:01 PM (fDdVG)

200 Nancy Pelosi says she just can't work with President Bush

Would that be elder, younger, or Jeb!?




Yes.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2017 02:01 PM (2w7OO)

201 #163

He is actually a better ally as he currently is.
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Manchin should take a lesson from Bernie Sanders and switch to "independent" and then caucus with the Republicans.

Membership has its privileges.

Posted by: mrp at February 07, 2017 02:01 PM (JBggj)

202 194 "Would that be elder, younger, or Jeb!?"

Billy.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 07, 2017 02:01 PM (J+eG2)


August.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2017 02:01 PM (UBQ2A)

203 I come from a long line of poor and working class Southern yellow dog Democrats, who have voted straight-line Republican ever since Reagan, but will not change their registration, because they're Democrats, damn it.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor is still pissed about cthulu at February 07, 2017 01:59 PM (kqtMD)

There was a time when both parties had conservative and liberal members. Seems extraordinarily strange now, but it was the case.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 07, 2017 02:02 PM (92kX2)

204 City College of SF.
I could walk to it in 30 minutes.
They need to get their enrollment numbers up so that they may be accredited.

Posted by: navybrat at February 07, 2017 02:02 PM (w7KSn)

205 Uh...

https://www.rodentblaster.com/
Posted by: Washington State Attorney at February 07, 2017 01:45 PM (TppKb)


Holy crap. Them rodents blowed up *real* good!

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at February 07, 2017 02:02 PM (4xb1E)

206 Would that be elder, younger, or Jeb!?

Posted by: Circa

For that addled brain whore, it's probably Laura

Posted by: Bruce at February 07, 2017 02:02 PM (8ikIW)

207 >>Her first act should be to dump Moochelle's lunch program.

Isn't that under USDA - The "Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act"?
Regardless, yes, fix the menues and stop providing breakfast and dinner (where applicable) as well as summer lunch programs. That's what SNAP is for.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 07, 2017 02:02 PM (NOIQH)

208 Already did that with 2 others Tami. I keep this little charmer on because I do, at some time in the future, plan on giving her a major smack down. I notice even my daughter doesn't respond to anything she puts up anymore.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at February 07, 2017 02:02 PM (zRZaJ)

209 Does anyone know how many of Jeff Sessions deputies need confirmation?

He needs allies and trusted subordinates in place to really start changing things. By himself, the progressive saboteurs can stop him by tying him up and slow walking any changes, or even just preventing him from learning the actual facts.

Posted by: rd at February 07, 2017 02:02 PM (iT57s)

210 >>>182 Her first act should be to dump Moochelle's lunch program.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 07, 2017 01:59 PM (dKiJG)


We're way ahead of her.

Posted by: Students dumping their meals in the trash at February 07, 2017 02:02 PM (eR9TL)

211 ACME teleporter? I could have used one of those....

They're not the best quality, trust me.

Posted by: President Skroob at February 07, 2017 02:02 PM (4WhSY)

212 Unrelated but San Francisco just announced "Free" community college for all residents.

Ummm...ok.

Up next, this meerkat can juggle.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 07, 2017 02:02 PM (B+qrE)

213 182 Her first act should be to dump Moochelle's lunch program.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio
----------------

I think this should be Melania's job.
And then she can announce that Trump steaks will be on the menu at every public school in America just to rub it in Mooch's face.

Posted by: Chi at February 07, 2017 02:03 PM (A2qIf)

214 91
I hope Collins and Mukupshitkowsky don't get another dime or piece of legislation they want for the rest of this term.



Losing Political games should hurt enough that you don't do that again.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 07, 2017 01:43 PM (6nSdj)

MooKow will just switch to Democrat. She already votes with them more than she does Republican.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 07, 2017 02:03 PM (mpXpK)

215 " Unrelated but San Francisco just announced "Free" community college for all residents. Presumably illegal or legal, and even people without identifiable residence.

"free"


I gotta give them props for finding a faculty that would work entirely Pro-Bono.

Most teachers would expect at least a stipend.

And then, well, it wouldn't really be free.

Would it?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 07, 2017 02:03 PM (J+eG2)

216 I love my bag of dicks

Posted by: Bill Wynn at February 07, 2017 02:04 PM (6058L)

217 189 Unrelated but San Francisco just announced "Free" community
college for all residents. Presumably illegal or legal, and even people
without identifiable residence.



"free"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 07, 2017 02:00 PM (39g3+)


So are all staff at the college working for free too?

Posted by: Tami at February 07, 2017 02:04 PM (Enq6K)

218 Can we start a GoFundMe to get Trump a set of golf clubs or something?
Not that I'm sick of Winning, but I really could use a break here. Just one day, man...
Posted by: Chi at February 07, 2017 01:38 PM (A2qIf)

Golf clubs aren't on the list. Cadillac or Steak knives.
That's it.

Posted by: Mitch & Murray at February 07, 2017 02:04 PM (z79tQ)

219 And the bused in mob came from outside McClintock's district. I know a few of them live in Midtown Sacramento, which is also where the Bee (Ess) is headquartered. The Bee (Ess) is lying as usual.
Posted by: Curmudgeon at February 07, 2017 02:00 PM (ujg0T)

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

Which is why I used the word "claimed." The information regarding these organizations behind the protests is easily obtained. However, the press has chosen a side and it isn't the side of America. This whole thing completely disgusts me. That, and the fact the press is helping to foment the violence.

Posted by: Blake at February 07, 2017 02:04 PM (qC1Sy)

220 Today @VP Mike Pence did something no one else has ever done: cast the tie breaking vote on his own cabinet nominee. #RiggedCabinet


Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 07, 2017 02:04 PM (2x9LM)

221 Schumer

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 07, 2017 02:04 PM (2x9LM)

222 This is so much winning I don't know if can handle any more winnning!

Posted by: justasheep at February 07, 2017 02:04 PM (BIY1n)

223 The people crying about how the education system in America is broken are the same people screaming the loudest about DeVos "not knowing anything about education." Hey, maybe the gal who isn't entrenched in this broken system could be the one to fix it.

Posted by: no good deed at February 07, 2017 02:04 PM (hJamr)

224 189 Unrelated but San Francisco just announced "Free" community college for all residents. Presumably illegal or legal, and even people without identifiable residence.

"free"
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


The announcement is meaningless. Community college already are basically free in most cases. It was just a vapid virtue-signalling press release to announce "We Love Illegal Immigrants!!!"

Posted by: zombie at February 07, 2017 02:04 PM (jBuUi)

225 6 So that means yet another Chicago teacher's strike. Truth be told, the yes vote shouldn't have needed the overtime penalty kick.

Posted by: auscolpyr at February 07, 2017 12:29 PM (suO/a)

Like the kids there are learning anything anyway.

Considering the hate whitey propaganda they're pumping into these dummies, not going to school is probably a wash.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 07, 2017 02:05 PM (4ErVI)

226 LMAO.. well SOMEONE didn't like her comment...she is getting into a major argument with someone right now! Oh.. and claims she never insulted anyone. *rolls eyes*

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at February 07, 2017 02:05 PM (zRZaJ)

227 188 I feel good about the fact that the DeVos supposedly doesn't like "Common Core" which i think is a disaster.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 07, 2017 02:00 PM (fDdVG)

If you ever read MoeLane's blog (sadly, he does not blog politics anymore) he had posted a problem from his 4th(?) grader. It was a classic system of two unknowns algebra problem, but they were not taught the algebra to solve it. He taught his children the algebra to solve it, but a teacher posted in the comments that this was a 'number sense' question not unlike how kids figure out baseball stats. My point was- you have to have a certain framework in order to solve a problem like that. Common core seems to be more interested in solving the problem- without establishing ANY framework.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 07, 2017 02:05 PM (92kX2)

228 224 The announcement is meaningless. Community college already are basically free in most cases. It was just a vapid virtue-signalling press release to announce "We Love Illegal Immigrants!!!"
Posted by: zombie at February 07, 2017 02:04 PM (jBuUi)

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

They really are lovely people, I'm sure.

I don't know why Mexico wouldn't want them back.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 07, 2017 02:05 PM (vur0q)

229 Isn't the cost of actually living in San Francisco so large that it's pretty much just wealthy people?

Other than the bums, yes. You're either ridiculously rich to live in the town or homeless and living in camps.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 07, 2017 02:06 PM (39g3+)

230 Isn't the cost of actually living in San Francisco so large that it's pretty much just wealthy people?

CCSF is the two-year community college, and it failed dismally over the past decade.

In theory the state community colleges are supposed to be 'feeders' to the state four-year colleges because the four-year colleges got all constipated with grievance-studies programs occupying space where engineering students ought to be blowing things up, but some do better jobs than others.

Posted by: JEM at February 07, 2017 02:06 PM (TppKb)

231 178 >>I think it boils down to schools being terrified of losing their funding.


Honestly, I think that's understandable; there isn't a lot of money to go around.


They're fucking failures employed by a system that is a fucking failure which is in turn run by fucking failures. Where are fucking failures going to get secure jobs other than in the aforementioned fucking failure of a system?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 07, 2017 02:06 PM (0mRoj)

232 >>Her first act should be to dump Moochelle's lunch program.

Isn't that under USDA - The "Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act"?
Regardless, yes, fix the menues and stop providing breakfast and dinner (where applicable) as well as summer lunch programs. That's what SNAP is for.
Posted by: Lizzy at February 07, 2017 02:02 PM (NOIQH)
_______

In Minneapolis Minnesota, they send backpacks of food home with the poor disadvantaged children. In the Summer they send a roach coach out to the neighborhoods to feed them..

And no, do not stop this program this year, or next. The wailing and rending of garments will be horrific. It will vplay into the "mean heartless Republicans " theme.

Posted by: rd at February 07, 2017 02:07 PM (iT57s)

233 Heh. Funny troll made me laugh.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at February 07, 2017 02:07 PM (ul9CR)

234 I was hoping for a tweet by Trump saying "In order to avoid your distress over Secretary DeVos's confirmation, we decided to just shut down and disband the DoE tomorrow".

Posted by: Roy at February 07, 2017 02:07 PM (VndSC)

235 Posted by: Bill Wynn at February 07, 2017 02:04 PM (6058L)

Bill whinnying again. Who are you trying to convince?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 07, 2017 02:07 PM (fDdVG)

236 The people crying about how the education system in America is broken are the same people screaming the loudest about DeVos "not knowing anything about education."

Same deal with government. Everyone yelled about how the federal government is broken and we're tired of career politicians and we need someone new and different... and when they get one, they cry about how he isn't a politician.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 07, 2017 02:07 PM (39g3+)

237 >>Just one day, man...
Posted by: Chi at February 07, 2017 01:38 PM (A2qIf)

White House To Announce National Day of Lamentation. Trump: "The American people have spoken, and their voice has been heard: they want a day to savor the whining, and they shall Have That Day!"

Posted by: General Zod at February 07, 2017 02:07 PM (Bdeb0)

238 West Virginia must be rewarded with some pork.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 07, 2017 02:08 PM (LTHVh)

239 "Unrelated but San Francisco just announced 'Free' community college for all residents. Presumably illegal or legal, and even people without identifiable residence."

If you drive around SF these days outside of the carefully kept up tourist areas, the dot-com yuppie zones, and the Pelosi-Feinstein mansion section of Pacific Heights, you'll find sad little agglomerations of ratty tents tucked away on blind side streets.

Third World America.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 07, 2017 02:08 PM (noWW6)

240 Ace did you get a load of Obama's epic fag vacation pictures?They will require a whole thread for proper mockery.

Posted by: steevy at February 07, 2017 02:08 PM (r/0kC)

241 White House To Announce National Day of Lamentation.



They finally will get their 1 million women then, huh?

Posted by: Roy at February 07, 2017 02:08 PM (VndSC)

242 Healthcare reform was the old bait and switch. The main or only reason presented for this national plan was to get insurance / healthcare to those involuntarily uninsured. So for these alleged 45 million people they screwed it up worse for the other 260 million.

It should have been a two prong reform effort that could have been passed separately and still needs to be done that way.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 07, 2017 02:09 PM (N96yY)

243 Which is why I used the word "claimed." The information regarding these organizations behind the protests is easily obtained. However, the press has chosen a side and it isn't the side of America. This whole thing completely disgusts me. That, and the fact the press is helping to foment the violence.
Posted by: Blake at February 07, 2017 02:04 PM (qC1Sy)



True. If it is any consolation the McClatchy newspaper chain (which owns the Bee-Ess) is only growing by acquiring other and also failing newspaper chains, like Knight-Ridder.

What was hilarious was that the Bee (Ess) tried to
have a paid premium online service, but it failed for lack of takers.

Meanwhile their free online service got so bombarded with angry letters to the editors and angry comments that the Powers That Be, rather than change their editorial leanings, curtailed the ability of people to comment.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at February 07, 2017 02:09 PM (ujg0T)

244 Ace did you get a load of Obama's epic fag vacation pictures?They will require a whole thread for proper mockery.
Posted by: steevy at February 07, 2017 02:08 PM (r/0kC)

The Left and the media will be wetting themselves silly over these pics

Posted by: JoeF. at February 07, 2017 02:09 PM (7uYFy)

245 Breaking:

Due to an unexpected demand on the nations healthcare system, the FDA has allowed the modification to the label of Viagra.

It now reads "If you have an erection which lasts longer than four years, contact your Doctor immediately".

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 07, 2017 02:10 PM (J+eG2)

246 I think it boils down to schools being terrified of losing their funding.

Its all teacher's unions. They stand to lose a lot of funding and power if school choice really goes through.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 07, 2017 02:10 PM (39g3+)

247 This lady has more baggage than Hillary and it will continue to haunt her throughout her tenure.

Bill, I know you're a failtroll who works on contrarianism powered by snorting ground vintage copies of Newsweek and The Nation, but nobody has more baggage than Hillary. Delta Airlines, Southwest, and classic Pan Am combined don't have the baggage that the old baggage has baggaged. Not even close.

Posted by: Sporkatus at February 07, 2017 02:10 PM (eXSOZ)

248 Other than the bums, yes. You're either ridiculously rich to live in the town or homeless and living in camps.

Or young and living 6 to an apartment.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 07, 2017 02:10 PM (LTHVh)

249 Can I get one of those juggling meerkats?

Posted by: eleven at February 07, 2017 02:10 PM (qUNWi)

250 I saw them steevy.. I'm still laughing. What a girl.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at February 07, 2017 02:10 PM (zRZaJ)

251 "The woman's strike is scheduled for March 8."

Coinciding with National Men's Beer & Brats Day.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet sponsors The Man in the High Dudgeon! at February 07, 2017 02:10 PM (hLRSq)

252 The Left and the media will be wetting themselves silly over these pics
========

Who is this Obama person?

Posted by: mrp at February 07, 2017 02:10 PM (JBggj)

253 Yeah, that "every Trump supporter is a Nazi" thing is getting pretty old.

Posted by: mrp at February 07, 2017 01:41 PM (JBggj) fnord (JBggj)


Truman called Republicans Nazis in 1948.

Yeah, it's gettin' pretty fuckin' old.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 07, 2017 02:11 PM (wB8Tg)

254 Healthcare reform was the old bait and switch. The main or only reason
presented for this national plan was to get insurance / healthcare to
those involuntarily uninsured. So for these alleged 45 million people
they screwed it up worse for the other 260 million.



It should have been a two prong reform effort that could have been passed separately and still needs to be done that way.


The goal was to break the system as an excuse to usher in "single payer".

Posted by: President Skroob at February 07, 2017 02:11 PM (4WhSY)

255 I actually want DeVos to cut federal funding for education from states and let them sort it out. Its really pathetic that states like California prefer to spend tax payers money on illegals and expect federal money collected from everyone else to pay for failing education in their state. And the teachers have no accountability even in the better school districts. I have a kid in the public school system here in California and its considered one of the better districts for special education and its still a hot mess of inefficiency. I spend a fortune on after school tutoring for her just so she doesn't keep falling further behind. Its ridiculous.

Posted by: IC at February 07, 2017 02:11 PM (a0IVu)

256 I think this should be Melania's job.
And then she can announce that Trump steaks will be on the menu at every public school in America just to rub it in Mooch's face.


Trump Steaks, Bacon, and Pork Chops

Posted by: Iowa Pork Producers at February 07, 2017 02:11 PM (iT57s)

257 "Other than the bums, yes. You're either ridiculously rich to live in the town or homeless and living in camps."

Not entirely true, but close.
My mortgage is paid, but my property taxes run me about $600 a month, easily my largest monthly expenditure.

Posted by: navybrat at February 07, 2017 02:11 PM (w7KSn)

258 Ace did you get a load of Obama's epic fag vacation pictures

I don't begrudge the man taking time off to have fun after 8 years of presidency. Even the slacking off he did was stressful.

I really don't care what the man does, as long as he keeps his idiot hole shut and stays out of the way.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 07, 2017 02:11 PM (39g3+)

259 Off, Brooksian sock!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 07, 2017 02:11 PM (4WhSY)

260 The teacher's unions and Democrat politicians have had a symbiotic relationship for decades with the kids being the pawns.

Democrats give the unions and schools tons of money some of which the unions funnel back to the Dem politicians in the form of campaign funds and of course votes and they also do the Dems bidding by indoctrinating kids in liberal policies from the time they are old enough to go to school thereby creating the next generation of "activists", voters and liberal politicians.

This has been an incredibly cozy and dangerous relationship. They don't give a crap about kids save for how they can mold and use them.

Someone who is committed to charter schools and draining that particular swamp is a mortal threat. This is a great day for kids, for free thought and liberty.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 07, 2017 02:11 PM (/tuJf)

261 Trump broke Joss Whedon...LITERALLY!

Pixie won't let me put the Tweet here, but he Tweeted that he's broken.



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at February 07, 2017 02:11 PM (ul9CR)

262 Jewell, I was FB friends with this chick I knew in college. She posted something called "they really want to go to war with Iran" and then was going back and forth in a circle jerk with this other guy about how the American people are "easily convinced" to go into wars and "want to believe" and stuff. I said that I had literally never heard another Trump supporter talking about wanting war with Iran; it was all coming from liberals / NeverTrumpers, and I thought it was insulting to categorize Americans as war mongering or easily duped. And she claimed that I was twisting her words and she NEVER said that they wanted war ... when it was the title of her post. Like, right there at the top. Sigh.

And also unfriend.

Posted by: sunny-dee at February 07, 2017 02:12 PM (QAOZh)

263 The exploding heads on the left, and the vile and violent protests is 'the lamentations of the women' that Conan spoke of.

Enjoy it. It's what's best in life.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 07, 2017 02:12 PM (kfcYC)

264 165 Honestly, I think that's understandable; there isn't a lot of money to go around.

Tammy, that's pure unadulterated horseshit; you've seen the chart of school spending growth tripled, inflation adjusted, and the resultant flat line of student achievement scores. It's like throwing more paper money on a fire, in the hope of putting it out.

The problems are many, but cash ain't one of them. Incompetent teachers protected by union rules, excessive federal regulations, uninvolved parents, No Child Left Behind and the lowering of expectations, social justice curricula, massive bureaucracies...shall I go on?

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 07, 2017 02:12 PM (xpfRn)

265 Trump broke Joss Whedon...LITERALLY!
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Tiny bubbles, in my whine ...

Posted by: Joss at February 07, 2017 02:13 PM (JBggj)

266 Trump broke Joss Whedon...LITERALLY!

Pixie won't let me put the Tweet here, but he Tweeted that he's broken.


Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at February 07, 2017 02:11 PM (ul9CR)



Good. Crush their commie bones to dust

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 07, 2017 02:13 PM (493sH)

267 I've seen many lamentations of people worried about special education programs. I have responded, "Wouldn't it be great if you were given a voucher or tax break to send your kid to a school that is specifically tailored to the challenges your child faces instead of the cookie cutter institutions we have now?"

Posted by: no good deed at February 07, 2017 02:13 PM (hJamr)

268 178 Oh, there's a ton of money to go around - weren't public schools the biggest recipient of Obama's stimulus package?
Also, Bush's NCLB increased federal funding of schools by something like 40%?

The question then is: where is the money going that should be redirected to pubic schools' core mission?




Posted by: Lizzy at February 07, 2017 01:58 PM (NOIQH)

Only schools in Democrat strongholds in the inner cities. And the money was dedicated to hiring more minority teachers which will make it hard on the schools when that money dried up.

In SC one time money is ONLY allowed to be used for capital projects.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 07, 2017 02:13 PM (mpXpK)

269 ""The woman's strike is scheduled for March 8."

Coinciding with National Men's Beer & Brats Day."

News from the future: March 9th, 2017, Insurance companies across the nation are reporting an unusual drop in small claims for fender benders, and Mall parking lot collisions.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 07, 2017 02:14 PM (J+eG2)

270 244 There is going to be a lube shortage.


http://tinyurl.com/z5fpvh8

Posted by: steevy at February 07, 2017 02:14 PM (r/0kC)

271 Sean Spicer just showed that there is some change in the air in the White House press briefing: A question came from a North Korean reporter; she was hard to understand; Sean tried to understand, and looked earnestly at her, and other reporters in the room helpfully and gently interpreted the question for him. It was nice. I think he should have let that be the last question in the room!

Posted by: m at February 07, 2017 02:14 PM (3jGss)

272 "I was hoping for a tweet by Trump saying 'In order to avoid your distress over Secretary DeVos's confirmation, we decided to just shut down and disband the DoE tomorrow'."

In key respects, Trump is going the wrong way on education policy. That silly black chick who was on teevee with him, Ermagerd or whatever her name is, has gotten in his ear about the terrible troubles that the historically black colleges and universities are having.

The HBCUs are in trouble because they're trouble. They have zero academic rigor. Their graduates are unemployable. They're sewer pits of indignant identity politics. They should be left to vanish as relics of no further relevance.

Instead, Trump is apparently preparing EOs which will direct Betsy DeVos to rescue the HBCUs with moar federal funding. (They're already sinkholes for Fedzilla's cash, so, hey, let's throw good money after bad.)

This _noblesse oblige_ attitude towards the black community was previously tried by George W. Bush. It blew up in his face. All of his expensive gestures and costly outreach didn't bring a single black voter over to the GOP.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 07, 2017 02:14 PM (noWW6)

273 Spicer just threw out a "I'm sure Secretary DeVos will have something to say about funding and education priorities for those looking to continue their education."

Someone in the group yelled, "What about the children? About K-12?"

And Spicer said, "See you later." And left...

Classic!



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 07, 2017 02:14 PM (8iiMU)

274 The exploding heads on the left, and the vile and violent protests is 'the lamentations of the women' that Conan spoke of.

Enjoy it. It's what's best in life.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 07, 2017 02:12 PM (kfcYC)


I'm waiting for the "crushed and driven before you" part.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at February 07, 2017 02:14 PM (aMlLZ)

275 Ace did you get a load of Obama's epic fag vacation pictures?They will require a whole thread for proper mockery.

Posted by: steevy at February 07, 2017 02:08 PM (r/0kC)



He and Reggie went public?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 07, 2017 02:14 PM (493sH)

276 261 Trump broke Joss Whedon...LITERALLY!

Pixie won't let me put the Tweet here, but he Tweeted that he's broken.



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at February 07, 2017 02:11 PM (ul9CR)

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

If following politics "breaks" you, then you shouldn't be following politics, Joss.

Politics is important, but you're not emotionally mature enough if policy outcomes and cabinet posts are populated in ways that you don't agree with are what "breaks" you.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 07, 2017 02:14 PM (vur0q)

277 I think I'm broken

I never ran smooth but I think I'm really broken, I'm sorry, I was funny for a while, good times, please keep fighting

-Whedon

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 07, 2017 02:14 PM (2x9LM)

278 Why is Rove allowed anywhere near Fox News property?

Posted by: Under Fire at February 07, 2017 02:15 PM (UOJLJ)

279 Just time to read headline. Good news. American education might have a chance to start turn around -- hopefully deserving kids will get a choice.

Funny -- fancy dancin' Manchin.

Posted by: gracepc at February 07, 2017 02:15 PM (OU4q6)

280 The DeVos center was where Trump held his last campaign rally prior to the election. He told his staff, while they were at a rally in Maine, that since Hillary had gone to Michigan on Monday afternoon, he wanted to go back there also and make it happen.

The DeVos Center in Grand Rapids said ok, and it was arranged within two or three hours. I remember watching online as 10,000 people showed up to that rally at 10pm and waited until Pence and Trump got there at midnight. Watching him walk out and talk to everyone , looking fresh and well dressed and ready to go, I thought then that he really had a chance to win it.

The Devos' involvement in education is quite deep and I have to laugh at these idiots who are crying that Betsy has no experience with public education, the sky is falling etc.

For heaven's sake the family has created business schools at the university level Northwood University is a highly acclaimed not for profit University that is home to the DeVos Business school and the University of Central Florida is home to the Devos School of Sports Management.
I believe the DeVos' also created a private flight school somewhere around the Grand Rapids area.

Northwood's website includes the fact that they are one of the top schools in the country for return on a student's investment.

https://www.northwood.edu/graduate/

Posted by: Jen at February 07, 2017 02:15 PM (z0fov)

281 good morning my little lina dunham loving computer friends
so does this mean common core is soon to be dead?

Posted by: navycopjoe is still alive at February 07, 2017 02:15 PM (k3vx5)

282 Trump broke Joss Whedon...LITERALLY!

Pixie won't let me put the Tweet here, but he Tweeted that he's broken.


Ummm...ok.

Next up, Girls of the IDF on Trampolines.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 07, 2017 02:15 PM (B+qrE)

283 Has anybody noticed that Barack Obama has left the country .. for the British Virgin Islands

Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at February 07, 2017 02:15 PM (e8kgV)

284 182
Her first act should be to dump Moochelle's lunch program.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 07, 2017 01:59 PM (dKiJG)

Will need congress for that. During that first two year interval where the Demo-commies had everything they passed a law.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 07, 2017 02:15 PM (mpXpK)

285 >>And no, do not stop this program this year, or next. The wailing and
rending of garments will be horrific. It will vplay into the "mean
heartless Republicans " theme.


True. However, these programs have to be scaled back at some point.

Mentioned it before, but a progressive friend who used to teach kindergarten in poor neighborhood of Denver said this about her school's free breakfast: half the kids showed up to school hungry and in pjs; however, parents couldn't bother to get them to school early for pre-class free breakfast. She started saving food for them, but eventually came to realize that they didn't value free food, or even her effort to accommodate their unwillingness to even *just show up* to receive it. Seriously, how far does the state have to go to accommodate/care for people who make little/no effort to behave like responsible adults???


Posted by: Lizzy at February 07, 2017 02:16 PM (NOIQH)

286 Posted by: Insomniac at February 07, 2017 02:06 PM (0mRoj)

That's very true, but the system has also been set up to fail, as I mentioned in my original comment.

Many of my friends are teachers in an average area of SoCal; not wealthy, but not poor. (Lakewood/East Long Beach, if you're familiar with the area)


Things started going down hill when they started busing the kids in from the ghettos of West Long Beach. (Break down of traditional families plays a big part in the extreme behaviour of the black kids)

With that also came an influx of non-English speaking kids ( thank you amnesty crowd).

Traditional teaching methods and subjects are being tossed out, and replaced iwth crap meant to (imho) dumb the kids down, and make then hate America.

So yes, fucking failure. But it's been planned for decades, I think, and the average teacher is not solely to blame.




Posted by: Tammy al-Thor is still pissed about cthulu at February 07, 2017 02:16 PM (kqtMD)

287 >>277
I think I'm broken
I never ran smooth but I think I'm really broken, I'm sorry, I was funny for a while, good times, please keep fighting
-Whedon

Your submission is acceptable. Don this burlap bag; here is your bowl and shovel. Your toil begins at dawn tomorrow; today you will lament.

Posted by: General Zod at February 07, 2017 02:17 PM (Bdeb0)

288 I like Phillip Klein's answer to the Obamacare dilemma.
Cut off the Obamacare sign ups but don't repeal it. Leave it, with its horrible optics and disasterous results. It is a constant, terrifying reminder of what the democrats do when given power.
Then give Americans a choice- they can stay with the disasterous, unaffordable, Obamacare or go with the superior, more cost effective Trumpcare.
Obamacare will die a swift death on its own.

Posted by: Flowerbelle1 at February 07, 2017 02:17 PM (wA4zT)

289 Whedon is out?


Whedon...is out!?!?!?!

Posted by: eleven at February 07, 2017 02:17 PM (qUNWi)

290 I think I'm broken

I never ran smooth but I think I'm really broken, I'm sorry, I was funny for a while, good times, please keep fighting

-Whedon

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 07, 2017 02:14 PM (2x9LM)




Poor widdle baby. Maybe he can join Olberman in the Resistance HQ and shout at the walls

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 07, 2017 02:17 PM (493sH)

291 George Washington Carver would weep if he saw black colleges today.

Posted by: Eromero at February 07, 2017 02:18 PM (zLDYs)

292 "Posted by: Bill Wynn"


How are the polls for Hillary looking in Florida and North Carolina?

Posted by: Benji Carver at February 07, 2017 02:18 PM (OD2ni)

293 The exploding heads on the left, and the vile and violent protests is 'the lamentations of the women' that Conan spoke of.

Enjoy it. It's what's best in life.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 07, 2017 02:12 PM (kfcYC)


I'm waiting for the "crushed and driven before you" part.
Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division




Crushed is Joss Whedon.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2017 02:18 PM (2w7OO)

294 he represented a retreat on their issues
==

You know who represents a retreat on MY issues???

Fucking BLEACH!

Posted by: a nasty bacteria at February 07, 2017 02:18 PM (gMByP)

295 292 "Posted by: Bill Wynn"


How are the polls for Hillary looking in Florida and North Carolina?
Posted by: Benji Carver at February 07, 2017 02:18 PM (OD2ni)


The same as the 3rd quarter score in the Superbowl.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2017 02:18 PM (UBQ2A)

296 Your submission is acceptable. Don this burlap bag; here is your bowl and shovel. Your toil begins at dawn tomorrow; today you will lament.


nice.

Posted by: eleven at February 07, 2017 02:18 PM (qUNWi)

297 Poor widdle baby. Maybe he can join Olberman in the Resistance HQ and shout at the walls

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 07, 2017 02:17 PM (493sH)


Don't forget Shia!

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 07, 2017 02:18 PM (2x9LM)

298 My son has a friend on FB, conservative and he told me he can't believe the vitriol aimed at this guy from so called friends. Son can't defend him because he's not supposed to let his political beliefs be known because of his job. Said he feels so bad for him and can't believe the hate he is seeing.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at February 07, 2017 02:18 PM (zRZaJ)

299 159 Well I hope all you Trump supporters with kids still feel good about your decision.

Guess he's going to put the kids in camps.

We'll call them...summer camps.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 07, 2017 01:55 PM (B+qrE)


Yeah, I'm a business guy gone teacher. And I would soooo rather have some MA in education instead of DeVoss, because they are much much smarter and havent fucked up the school system at all. In fact better yet, lets have more PHD's at the Dept of Ed. Becuse they're even smarter and have really made the unlicensed school system something to be envied by all other countries. Yeah, thats it. i mean if DeVoss only had an education degree....

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 07, 2017 02:18 PM (BB1en)

300 43
Hee hee, you just know Ol' Manchin is thinking about switching in the back of his head, telling nobody but maybe his wife. Being in the minority sucks.

But does the GOP need another squish? Not really, but if he helps as a dem or repub, good enough.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk

If he switches in time for 2018 then he won't have to worry about a republican in the general, and he'll have the Senate fund to help him in the primary.

He may well lose the primary as a Dem.

I'm predicting Manchin switches parties. He's going to be getting all manner of nasty repercussions from the Dem base from all over the country, including his share of threats, and who needs that from their 'friends'.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 07, 2017 02:19 PM (kfcYC)

301 >>How are the polls for Hillary looking in Florida and North Carolina? Posted by: Benji Carver at February 07, 2017 02:18 PM (OD2ni)

Broward always reports late; Tech Triangle should carry the Tarheel State. Early night for the small-handed fascist.

Posted by: General Zod at February 07, 2017 02:19 PM (Bdeb0)

302 >>The woman's strike is scheduled for March 8. Shoud be changed to March 14 to compete with Steak and BJ Day


And there's also an April Tax revolt march scheduled for DC.
How long can they do this protest stuff, I wonder?
How many people will this get to join or abandon them as the tantrums continue?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 07, 2017 02:19 PM (NOIQH)

303 Crushed is Joss Whedon.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2017 02:18 PM (2w7OO)


yeah I have a slight definition of crushed. lol

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at February 07, 2017 02:19 PM (aMlLZ)

304 290 Poor widdle baby. Maybe he can join Olberman in the Resistance HQ and shout at the walls
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 07, 2017 02:17 PM (493sH)

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

I swear, I've been following politics closely since very early 2009.

The nearest I've gotten to emotional outbursts in response to political news was Benghazi. That pissed me off.

Otherwise, I've been able to see bad things coming but not freak out and think of myself is "broken".

I'm a good 15 years younger than Whedon, and I've figured out how to do this. What's his excuse? He's actually just a child?

Come on. Grow up, people.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 07, 2017 02:19 PM (vur0q)

305 Latest Monmouth poll has Trump down 4 in Georgia ,it's going to be an early night!

Posted by: steevy at February 07, 2017 02:19 PM (r/0kC)

306 It's a good thing Manchin is an opportunistic weasel. That can be useful.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at February 07, 2017 02:19 PM (RD7QR)

307 Crushed is Joss Whedon.


Just look what you people have done to this fine young man!

Posted by: eleven at February 07, 2017 02:20 PM (qUNWi)

308 I need to ask MP4 something.

If anyone sees him tell him to give me a hey at votermom at gmail

Posted by: @votermom @vm at February 07, 2017 02:20 PM (Om16U)

309 ...A question came from a North Korean reporter; she was hard to understand;...

(record-scratch)

North Korean reporter?

Posted by: Lance McCormick at February 07, 2017 02:20 PM (u0s1P)

310 I mean slightly "different" definition of the word crushed.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at February 07, 2017 02:20 PM (aMlLZ)

311 Unlicensed??? Wtf? That was supposed to b be 'public'...well I'm a special ed. Teacher so shut up.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 07, 2017 02:20 PM (BB1en)

312 "Trump broke Joss Whedon...LITERALLY!

Pixie won't let me put the Tweet here, but he Tweeted that he's broken."


Not only that. Lena Dunham claimed today that Trump forced her to lose weight. The guy is amazing.

Posted by: Benji Carver at February 07, 2017 02:20 PM (OD2ni)

313 Broward always reports late; Tech Triangle should carry the Tarheel State. Early night for the small-handed fascist.

WISCONSIN IS RIGHT OUT!

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 07, 2017 02:20 PM (B+qrE)

314 Sessions needs a black fedora and a poncho.

He should also clench a cheroot in his teeth and squint a lot during press conferences.

Posted by: Mortimer, FINISH HER! at February 07, 2017 02:20 PM (gMByP)

315 299 I wish kids would be forced into a mandatory summer camp
shit, take the moms too to supervise
I could use the vacation

Posted by: navycopjoe is still alive at February 07, 2017 02:21 PM (k3vx5)

316 George Washington Carver would weep if he saw black colleges today.


Posted by: Eromero
-----
"I got 99 uses for peanuts and peanut butter ain't one."

-George Washington Carver

Posted by: Dang at February 07, 2017 02:21 PM (8b+oT)

317 I'm a good 15 years younger than Whedon, and I've figured out how to do this. What's his excuse? He's actually just a child?

Come on. Grow up, people.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 07, 2017 02:19 PM (vur0q)



All liberals are mentally and emotionally children. Spoiled brats more accurately. If they grew up they wouldn't be liberal any more.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 07, 2017 02:21 PM (493sH)

318 >>I'm a good 15 years younger than Whedon, and I've figured out how to do this. What's his excuse? He's actually just a child?

>>Come on. Grow up, people.

Conservatives tend to think with logic, facts and reason. Liberals think with feelings and emotions.

They don't know how to grow up.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 07, 2017 02:21 PM (/tuJf)

319 Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 07, 2017 02:17 PM (493sH)


Don't forget Shia!
Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 07, 2017 02:18 PM (2x9LM)

He just needs to put the paper bag back over his head and fuck off.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 07, 2017 02:21 PM (0mRoj)

320 271 Sean Spicer just showed that there is some change in the air in the White House press briefing: A question came from a North Korean reporter;

Wait just a minute...NORTH Korea has a reporter in the WH Press Corps?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at February 07, 2017 02:22 PM (ul9CR)

321 274 The exploding heads on the left, and the vile and violent protests is 'the lamentations of the women' that Conan spoke of.

Enjoy it. It's what's best in life.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 07, 2017 02:12 PM (kfcYC)


I'm waiting for the "crushed and driven before you" part.
Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division

The crushings started November 9, and have continued and will continue for the next 8 years at least. The lamentations will similarly be continuous.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 07, 2017 02:22 PM (kfcYC)

322 Pixie won't let me put the Tweet here, but he Tweeted that he's broken.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at February 07, 2017 02:11 PM (ul9CR) fnord (ul9CR)


Torture, mental abuse, and emotional abuse can actually cause mental illness.

You can even do it to yourself, as often happens in Hollywood.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 07, 2017 02:22 PM (wB8Tg)

323 They don't know how to grow up.

Can they fly? Do they fight pirates? Pfff. They're doing it wrong.

Posted by: Peter Pan at February 07, 2017 02:22 PM (u0s1P)

324 300 I'm predicting Manchin switches parties. He's going to be getting all manner of nasty repercussions from the Dem base from all over the country, including his share of threats, and who needs that from their 'friends'.
Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 07, 2017 02:19 PM (kfcYC)

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

I don't know WV politics, but I'd bet that the only man who could take him on would be the governor (who is a Democrat).

I'm not sure which battle would be easier for Manchin to win. A primary against the sitting governor or a general election against the sitting governor.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 07, 2017 02:23 PM (vur0q)

325 Posted by: Jen at February 07, 2017 02:15 PM (z0fov)


We were at that rally.
We waited three hours in line to get in, as we watched the line get longer and longer behind us.
Fun times!


https://youtu.be/pLERzuzgOaY

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 07, 2017 02:23 PM (8iiMU)

326 >>North Korean reporter?

North, South.

Potato, Kumqat.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 07, 2017 02:23 PM (/tuJf)

327 Not only that. Lena Dunham claimed today that Trump forced her to lose weight. The guy is amazing.

Posted by: Benji Carver at February 07, 2017 02:20 PM (OD2ni)



Michael Moore: He can do that?!?! Oh shit!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 07, 2017 02:23 PM (493sH)

328 Oh...BTW...sorry your parents named you Joss.

Posted by: eleven at February 07, 2017 02:23 PM (qUNWi)

329 275 Ace did you get a load of Obama's epic fag vacation pictures?They will require a whole thread for proper mockery.

Posted by: steevy at February 07, 2017 02:08 PM (r/0kC)

He and Reggie went public?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 07, 2017 02:14 PM (493sH)

I don't know about Reggie, but the JEF was playing some slap and tickle with Branson....**shudder**

Posted by: the Butcher at February 07, 2017 02:24 PM (AGJqR)

330 The senators who opposed DeVos represent 36 million more people than her supporters do

-ThinkProgress



And?

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 07, 2017 02:24 PM (2x9LM)

331 North Korean reporter? You sure the reporter wasn't from Crimea?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 07, 2017 02:24 PM (N96yY)

332 North Korean reporter?

Posted by: Lance McCormick at February 07, 2017 02:20 PM (u0s1P) fnord (u0s1P)


Some guy called William of Ockham just called and said that's probably supposed to be *South* Korean.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 07, 2017 02:25 PM (wB8Tg)

333 330 The senators who opposed DeVos represent 36 million more people than her supporters do

-ThinkProgress



And?
Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 07, 2017 02:24 PM (2x9LM)

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

The Federalist? What is that?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 07, 2017 02:25 PM (vur0q)

334 I wish kids would be forced into a mandatory summer camp
shit, take the moms too to supervise




The Paolo, he would teach at this camp.
Posted by: Paolo

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2017 02:25 PM (2w7OO)

335 North Korean reporter?

Posted by: Lance McCormick at February 07, 2017 02:20 PM (u0s1P)
what did he/she ask ?

Posted by: runner at February 07, 2017 02:25 PM (c6/9Q)

336 I'd love to see that North Korean reporter's report.

"And then the running capitalist dog proclaimed his allegiance to Dear Leader and complimented his golf game..."




Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at February 07, 2017 02:25 PM (ul9CR)

337 *crawls out of CFR hole*


Can't sleep, regs will eat me.

Posted by: alexthechick - all your caps are belong to me at February 07, 2017 02:25 PM (mf5HN)

338 Keep in mind that WA state has a huge budget shortfall:

http://bit.ly/2lkJXvI

Of course, we can find money for pointless lawsuits challenging the President.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 07, 2017 02:26 PM (mBYZv)

339 >>330
The senators who opposed DeVos represent 36 million more people than her supporters do
-ThinkProgress

Lamentation in stereo. Wall of Lamentation, in fact.

Posted by: General Zod at February 07, 2017 02:26 PM (Bdeb0)

340 >>The senators who opposed DeVos represent 36 million more people than her supporters do



-ThinkProgress






Heh. The Senate, how does it differ from the House, and why?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 07, 2017 02:26 PM (NOIQH)

341 298 My son has a friend on FB, conservative and he told me he can't believe the vitriol aimed at this guy from so called friends. Son can't defend him because he's not supposed to let his political beliefs be known because of his job. Said he feels so bad for him and can't believe the hate he is seeing.
Posted by: deplorable Jewells45

He can defend his friend's right to believe and say what he wants. He don't need to agree or say he agrees with him, just that he disagrees with the hate. Of course these days even being friends with a conservative makes you dirt in some people's books.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 07, 2017 02:26 PM (kfcYC)

342 Have the teachers unions self-immolated yet?

Also , any decent conservatives want to run for Senate in Maine , or Alaska ?

Because I predict that PDT would support the shit out of your campaign.

Posted by: Mortimer, FINISH HER! at February 07, 2017 02:26 PM (gMByP)

343 Yeah,I'm thinking about a mandatory 12 month school year. Why should teachers be sunning themselves on the beach when there are kids to educate? Amiright?

Posted by: DeVos at February 07, 2017 02:26 PM (UOJLJ)

344 North Korean reporter?

Posted by: Lance McCormick at February 07, 2017 02:20 PM (u0s1P)
what did he/she ask ?

Posted by: runner at February 07, 2017 02:25 PM (c6/9Q)



Why the American MFM are such blatant propagandists.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 07, 2017 02:27 PM (493sH)

345 If Trump wants to crush Joss Whedon, he needs to announce that he's buying Fox.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 07, 2017 02:27 PM (mBnZE)

346 Still, it was amusing that the person Obama picked to head the Education Bureaucracy was the same guy who ran the public school system that wasn't good enough for Sasha and Malia.

Posted by: V the K at February 07, 2017 02:28 PM (O7MnT)

347 So yes, fucking failure. But it's been planned for decades, I think, and the average teacher is not solely to blame.




Posted by: Tammy al-Thor is still pissed about cthulu at February 07, 2017 02:16 PM (kqtMD)

The system is definitely designed to fail to educate. There are good teachers out there, but the education system as a whole is an orgy of fucking failure.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 07, 2017 02:28 PM (0mRoj)

348 North Korean reporter?

Posted by: Lance McCormick at February 07, 2017 02:20 PM (u0s1P)

what did he/she ask ?

Posted by: runner at February 07, 2017 02:25 PM (c6/9Q) fnord (c6/9Q)


Reporter: "Dear Leader is a better golfer than Tiger Woods!"

Spicer: "Technically that's not a question."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 07, 2017 02:28 PM (wB8Tg)

349 And?

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 07, 2017 02:24 PM (2x9LM)

How many of those 36 million are wetbacks?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2017 02:28 PM (rF0hx)

350 I just had a thought that has me giggling.

Think of all the "we'll win this battle" the Dems have lost since Trump.

Trump wins
Wins blue states
wins recounts
wins electors
sworn in
keeps announcing more jobs
keeps getting his cabinet appoint

And so many others--they keep losing and keep going down the line to find a win, any win: To the point that the JEF is reduced to making city council endorsements.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 07, 2017 02:28 PM (AmMfi)

351 Trumpy the Whedon Slayer

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at February 07, 2017 02:28 PM (ul9CR)

352 The senators who opposed DeVos represent 36 million more people than her supporters do

-ThinkProgress


I have decided that they really don't know how stupid they make themselves sound some times.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 07, 2017 02:29 PM (B+qrE)

353 Regarding repeal and Replace of Obamacare.

Over at The Federalist, Sean Davis is arguing the Republican's can get by the 60 vote rule by enforcing rule XIX (known as the 2 speech rule). It essentially makes the Dem's work for their filibuster.

If this is the case, why couldn't they invoke the same rule to get the replacement done on Obamacare?



Posted by: WisRich at February 07, 2017 02:29 PM (hdpay)

354 "Mentioned it before, but a progressive friend who used to teach kindergarten in poor neighborhood of Denver said this about her school's free breakfast: half the kids showed up to school hungry and in pjs; however, parents couldn't bother to get them to school early for pre-class free breakfast."

The public schools used to serve lunch. Then, free lunch. Then free breakfast and lunch. Then free breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Now in some parts of the country, the public schools are keeping their cafeterias open during vacation time when class isn't even in session, providing three free meals a day year-round.

To feed the innnocent chirruns who somehow aren't getting fed meals at home, despite record levels of food stamp expenditure.

What's wrong with this picture?

Posted by: torquewrench at February 07, 2017 02:29 PM (noWW6)

355 326
>>North Korean reporter?



North, South.



Potato, Kumqat.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 07, 2017 02:23 PM (/tuJf)

Korea, Crimea....

Posted by: Tami at February 07, 2017 02:29 PM (Enq6K)

356 Very happy on DeVos, thought the Democrats were keeping their powder dry for that one.

Manchin is in Trump country, he has to break now and then to have any hope of surviving

Posted by: JH at February 07, 2017 02:30 PM (DuTGc)

357 If this is the case, why couldn't they invoke the same rule to get the replacement done on Obamacare?

Are you really asking why Republicans wouldn't use a rule to help them do what they don't want to do anyway?

Posted by: V the K at February 07, 2017 02:30 PM (O7MnT)

358 I do not understand why people stay on Facebook if all they get if a bunch of rude insults from so called friends. Who needs that?. Just get the heck off of it. Your real friends might disagree with your views but they would also not assume that you were the devils minion because you voted for Trump

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 07, 2017 02:31 PM (fDdVG)

359 >>>Goofy Theory, Suggested by Quentin Tarantino Himself, That All Tarantino Movies Exist In Two Shared Universes, A "Real" Universe and a "Movie" Universe, Consisting of Movies the Characters from the "Real" Universe Watch on TV


In the real universe, the fundamentel unit of existence is feet, not atoms. Trillions of tiny smelly feet, comprising your entire existence.

Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at February 07, 2017 02:31 PM (mBYZv)

360 The public schools used to serve lunch. Then, free lunch. Then free breakfast and lunch. Then free breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Now in some parts of the country, the public schools are keeping their cafeterias open during vacation time when class isn't even in session, providing three free meals a day year-round.

To feed the innnocent chirruns who somehow aren't getting fed meals at home, despite record levels of food stamp expenditure.

What's wrong with this picture?
Posted by: torquewrench




I'm paying for a shitload of kids and I'm not getting to fuck a whole lot of mommas.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2017 02:31 PM (2w7OO)

361 The senators who opposed DeVos represent 36 million more people than her supporters do

-ThinkProgress


And?
Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 07, 2017 02:24 PM (2x9LM)



Pence as VP cast the tie breaking vote. He represents the entire country.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 07, 2017 02:32 PM (493sH)

362 "Still, it was amusing that the person Obama picked to head the Education Bureaucracy was the same guy who ran the public school system that wasn't good enough for Sasha and Malia."

Who then went on to install a "Safe Schools czar" who turned out to have longstanding amicable ties to pedophiles.

You couldn't make this stuff up.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 07, 2017 02:32 PM (noWW6)

363 The system is definitely designed to fail to
educate. There are good teachers out there, but the education system as a
whole is an orgy of fucking failure.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 07, 2017 02:28 PM


This didn't just start last night:

"If a foreign government had imposed this system of education on the United States, we would rightfully consider it an act of war."
-- Glenn T. Seaborg, National Commission on Education, 1983



Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 07, 2017 02:32 PM (DMUuz)

364 I'm paying for a shitload of kids and I'm not getting to fuck a whole lot of mommas.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2017 02:31 PM (2w7OO)

Unless you're a chubby chaser you probably wouldn't want to.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 07, 2017 02:32 PM (0mRoj)

365 Kewl. School Choice/charters (private competition) and a reduced Dept of Edumakashun on the way I hope.

Next, make public employee unions collect their own dues, rather than have gubmint pull from paychecks. Walker did in Wisconsin and membership dropped >70% IIRC. Let the members put their money where the bosses mouths are and see how that goes.

Oh, teachers unions and public administrators, how does De Vos' ass taste? Oh, too soon to ask? I'll get back to you later.

Posted by: oddnot enjoying #winning still with schadenboner to prove it at February 07, 2017 02:32 PM (g1MTt)

366 This _noblesse oblige_ attitude towards the black community was previously tried by George W. Bush.

Its also really bad for blacks, throwing money at failure and disaster only encourage smore.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 07, 2017 02:33 PM (39g3+)

367
The senators who opposed DeVos represent 36 million more people than her supporters do -ThinkProgress


I deidn't realize the teachers union was so big

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 07, 2017 02:33 PM (lKyWE)

368 >>If this is the case, why couldn't they invoke the same rule to get the replacement done on Obamacare?

They already picked the strategy to do it and avoid a filibuster, reconciliation.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 07, 2017 02:33 PM (/tuJf)

369 Are you really asking why Republicans wouldn't use a rule to help them do what they don't want to do anyway?
Posted by: V the K at February 07, 2017 02:30 PM (O7MnT)
-

Wait. what?..uh...ohhhh.... Fu*****k, you're right.

Posted by: WisRich at February 07, 2017 02:33 PM (hdpay)

370 Unless you're a chubby chaser you probably wouldn't want to.
Posted by: Insomniac



True. But I'm paying for a lot of shit and not reaping any benefits.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2017 02:33 PM (2w7OO)

371 Now in some parts of the country, the public schools are keeping their
cafeterias open during vacation time when class isn't even in session,
providing three free meals a day year-round.
>>>

And for the poor hipster kids "Food Trucks".

http://www.nhps.net/foodtruck

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 07, 2017 02:34 PM (81UWZ)

372 We obviously need another legislative chamber that would take population into account.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 07, 2017 02:34 PM (B+qrE)

373 Mmm. Gravy brand.

Posted by: homer simpson at February 07, 2017 02:34 PM (nlbfN)

374 The senators who opposed DeVos represent 36 million more people than her supporters do

And how many of them are toast in the next election?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 07, 2017 02:35 PM (oVJmc)

375 Iran is moving its missles around. Quick--hand out more visas!

Posted by: Judge Admiral Robarts, National Security Expurt at February 07, 2017 02:35 PM (EYwhF)

376 When there are no facts to support your argument, simply start pulling random numbers out of your ass. -Think Progress

Posted by: Dang at February 07, 2017 02:35 PM (8b+oT)

377 The senators who opposed DeVos represent 36 million more people than her supporters do -ThinkProgress


Then I certainly hope those opposing Senators plan to refund all those excess campaign contributions.

Posted by: Roy at February 07, 2017 02:35 PM (VndSC)

378 Soon, Lena Dunham will be anorexic.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 07, 2017 02:36 PM (oVJmc)

379 I'm paying for a shitload of kids and I'm not getting to fuck a whole lot of mommas.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2017 02:31 PM (2w7OO)

Take your pick!

http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2017 02:36 PM (rF0hx)

380 Even back in the dim past of my grade school days ,they served breakfast for the underprivileged kids.I always ate at home.

Posted by: steevy at February 07, 2017 02:36 PM (r/0kC)

381 The senators who opposed DeVos represent 36 million more people than her supporters do -ThinkProgress

Ten of them represent states that went for Trump.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 07, 2017 02:37 PM (oVJmc)

382 Posted by: Insomniac at February 07, 2017 02:28 PM (0mRoj)

It really is. It's beyond pathetic. It's also infuriating.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor is still pissed about cthulu at February 07, 2017 02:37 PM (6bEnV)

383 Unrelated but San Francisco just announced "Free" community college for
all residents. Presumably illegal or legal, and even people without
identifiable residence.



"free"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 07, 2017 02:00 PM


Free. They keep using that word. I do not think it means what they think it means.

Posted by: Inigo Montoya at February 07, 2017 02:38 PM (p+Wdc)

384 Monday means more winning.

Posted by: torabora at February 07, 2017 02:38 PM (YrlJh)

385 378 Soon, Lena Dunham will be anorexic.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 07, 2017 02:36 PM (oVJmc)


Her waist and face are slimmer, but her thighs are 5 times the girth.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2017 02:38 PM (UBQ2A)

386 I would feed my kid breakfast, and he'd get to school and get in line for another one.

After a few weeks, we got a phone call about signing Little Billy up for the free grub.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 07, 2017 02:38 PM (oVJmc)

387 True. But I'm paying for a lot of shit and not reaping any benefits.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2017 02:33 PM


Dude. It's your privilege to pay. To think otherwise is racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, bigoted, cowardly, un-American, intolerant, transphobic, ignorant, misogynist, climate denying, bullying, and just plain mean-spirited.

Posted by: SJWs of New Yawk and Kalifornia at February 07, 2017 02:38 PM (DMUuz)

388 It's fun mocking celebs freaking out about DeVos.

Like Minnie Driver - graduate of Bedales, a pricey UK school

Or Chris MacFarlane

https://twitter.com/votermom/status/829050956130168837

Posted by: @votermom @vm at February 07, 2017 02:39 PM (Om16U)

389 I'm paying for a shitload of kids and I'm not getting to fuck a whole lot of mommas.

So am I and I'm not getting to f*** any of them. Stop whining. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 07, 2017 02:39 PM (fDdVG)

390 "If a foreign government had imposed this system of education on the United States, we would rightfully consider it an act of war."
-- Glenn T. Seaborg, National Commission on Education, 1983


Exceptional quote, and painfully true.

The money going into public education has skyrocketed, even as the quality has at best stayed the same. Key areas of education are cut or downplayed in favor of boutique areas and SJW focus. Graduation rates are up though!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 07, 2017 02:39 PM (39g3+)

391 If the libs hate her, I'm for her. Pretty much simple as that.

Enjoy that bag of dicks! Bon appetit!

Posted by: Dang at February 07, 2017 02:40 PM (8b+oT)

392 It really is. It's beyond pathetic. It's also infuriating.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor is still pissed about cthulu at February 07, 2017 02:37 PM (6bEnV)

Certainly is. As you can see I get a bit...animated...in talking about it.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 07, 2017 02:40 PM (0mRoj)

393 Republicans have always disappointed me by not going after Democrats that send their kids to private schools.

it's such an easy pitch down the middle.

Posted by: Maritime at February 07, 2017 02:40 PM (DWmPO)

394 390 And just think it was much BETTER in 1983 than it is now.

Posted by: steevy at February 07, 2017 02:41 PM (r/0kC)

395 Its also really bad for blacks, throwing money at failure and disaster only encourage smore.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 07, 2017 02:33 PM (39g3+) fnord (39g3+)


I'm still hoping the rhetoric about addressing the inner cities *differently* wasn't just time wasting.

As little tolerance for rioting and gangs as I have, there is a *massive* amount of abandoned human potential in Dem-run inner-city wastelands.

This is one of those "so far down the road you can't see the way back" things, but it ain't gonna resolve itself.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 07, 2017 02:41 PM (wB8Tg)

396 It's fun mocking celebs freaking out about DeVos.

This is what they get for indoctrinating rather than educating.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 07, 2017 02:41 PM (oVJmc)

397 385 378 Soon, Lena Dunham will be anorexic.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 07, 2017 02:36 PM (oVJmc)


Her waist and face are slimmer, but her thighs are 5 times the girth.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2017 02:38 PM (UBQ2A)

So, slumping like wet concrete?

Posted by: Pug Mahon of the Clan Deplorable at February 07, 2017 02:41 PM (RwwCT)

398 After a few weeks, we got a phone call about signing Little Billy up for the free grub.

I like where that kid's head is at.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 07, 2017 02:41 PM (buBai)

399 Her waist and face are slimmer,
but her thighs are 5 times the girth.

And that's a mile wider than an adult hippo's berth!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 07, 2017 02:42 PM (nlbfN)

400 Regarding repeal and Replace of Obamacare.

Over at The Federalist, Sean Davis is arguing the Republican's can get by the 60 vote rule by enforcing rule XIX (known as the 2 speech rule). It essentially makes the Dem's work for their filibuster.

If this is the case, why couldn't they invoke the same rule to get the replacement done on Obamacare?



Posted by: WisRich at February 07, 2017 02:29 PM (hdpay)


Firstr of all, I want no "replacement" for BarkyCare. It's un-Constitutional for the feral government to be mucking around in individual health insurance. I want BarkyCare repealed and that's that. The feral government's job is only to make regular interstate commerce of health insurance. Period.

The Vichy GOP turds are not going to do shit about BarkyCare. They are assholes. Traitors. Swine. Dirtbags. Not that anyone didn't know this for a long time, already.


Trump has done a lot of good things already but he is really disappointing me on the major issues he ran on. He's not doing shit on BarkyCare. He hasn't done squat on illegals - not even stopping Barky's totally illegal and anti-American (anti-civilization) DREAMER crap and seems to have long forgotten that Shrillary is a criminal.

As to the GOP turds, they are doing what they were expected to do - be the turds they are. They were always screaming about how they passed repeals of BarkyCare 53 times through Congress, or wahtever it was, and now they are whining about the poor, widdle welfare leeches losing their precious health insurance, that my health insurance went up over 200% to friggin pay for. I'm fucking sick of it.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 07, 2017 02:42 PM (zc3Db)

401 Republicans have always disappointed me by not going after Democrats that send their kids to private schools.

Yeah its a hanging curve and they just ignore it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 07, 2017 02:42 PM (39g3+)

402 It's 72 degrees here in SE MO. Can I turn my AC on in Feb....or no?

Posted by: Tami at February 07, 2017 02:42 PM (Enq6K)

403 "'If a foreign government had imposed this system of education on the United States, we would rightfully consider it an act of war.'
-- Glenn T. Seaborg, National Commission on Education, 1983"

For those unfamiliar with Glenn Seaborg, the guy was the real deal. A bona fide genius of physical and analytical chemistry.

Note that the above quote came during the fabled "Reagan Revolution". What was done to significantly change the system in response to this warning? Answer: BUPKIS.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 07, 2017 02:43 PM (noWW6)

404 So am I and I'm not getting to f*** any of them. Stop whining. ;^)
Posted by: FenelonSpoke



Ouch. Game, set & match!
Very well played!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2017 02:43 PM (2w7OO)

405
The money going into public education has skyrocketed, even as the quality has at best stayed the same.


We've got that nice big Department of Education that hasn't improved education a damn bit. It's a pit to throw money down.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 07, 2017 02:43 PM (oVJmc)

406 The money going into public education has skyrocketed, even as the quality has at best stayed the same. Key areas of education are cut or downplayed in favor of boutique areas and SJW focus. Graduation rates are up though!
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 07, 2017 02:39 PM (39g3+)

======

Pretty easy to do when you lower the standards to the point that functional illiterates are allowed to graduate.

Posted by: Flyboy at February 07, 2017 02:43 PM (R3Jti)

407 Nood, Sean Davis on 'nucular' option...

Posted by: micky at February 07, 2017 02:43 PM (o5vMc)

408 On Drudge - Al Franken for President?

Dear Democrats. Yes. Please.

Posted by: blaster at February 07, 2017 02:43 PM (tewYv)

409 Civil rights groups are upset that we will now have an AG that won't let crimes by Dems get covered up, won't be meeting on a tarmac with a candidate's spouse to broker deals, and will not be inclined to let armed militants hang out at your local vote polling places. Got it.

Posted by: Cheri at February 07, 2017 02:43 PM (oiNtH)

410 Enjoy that bag of dicks! Bon appetit!

--

Or even Boner Appetit

Posted by: Bigbys other phone at February 07, 2017 02:44 PM (A4Isf)

411 It's 72 degrees here in SE MO. Can I turn my AC on in Feb....or no?

Posted by: Tami at February 07, 2017 02:42 PM (Enq6K) fnord (Enq6K)


Isn't that up to you?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 07, 2017 02:44 PM (wB8Tg)

412 "Republicans have always disappointed me by not going after Democrats that send their kids to private schools."

A lot of Republican pols don't want it realized or discussed that they're also quietly sending their own kids to private schools, as the kids of their voting constituents molder away in failing public schools.

It's one of the aspects of life for Our Betters which crosses the aisle between the parties.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 07, 2017 02:45 PM (noWW6)

413 Isn't that up to you?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 07, 2017 02:44 PM (wB8Tg)

It is but I needed reinforcement for when my husband says 'WTF are you doing with the AC on?!'

Posted by: Tami at February 07, 2017 02:45 PM (Enq6K)

414 Trump has done a lot of good things already but he is really disappointing me on the major issues he ran on. He's not doing shit on BarkyCare. He hasn't done squat on illegals - not even stopping Barky's totally illegal and anti-American (anti-civilization) DREAMER crap and seems to have long forgotten that Shrillary is a criminal.



He needs Sessions in first. So Sessions can crank up RICO investigations.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2017 02:45 PM (2w7OO)

415 @83
Interesting take in terms of the collateral damage. Focusing just on the senate one concludes that if the national party went anti-Collins, they'd lose nothing because she is so consistently against them.
-------------------

Not entirely true.

She provides a vote for Majority Leader. And the fact that McConnell has the job instead of Schumer meant that the Dems weren't able to use the committees to tie up Trump's cabinet picks. So there are some advantages to having her around. For instance,
Hatch got one nominee through by changing the committee rules when the Dems ran away. If Hatch hadn't been the committee chair, then the Dems likely would have just left the nominee in limbo.

Doesn't mean that she shouldn't be primaried if the Republicans ever decide they can get a more conservative senator elected in her place. But until then, best to leave her alone.

Murkowski, on the other hand, would be a safe target for a primary attempt, assuming someone with the necessary popularity could be found.

Posted by: junior at February 07, 2017 02:45 PM (nsZ+m)

416 Her waist and face are slimmer, but her thighs are 5 times the girth.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2017 02:38 PM

The cellulites are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And ears to make warm before I sleep.

Posted by: L. "Frosty" Dunham at February 07, 2017 02:46 PM (DMUuz)

417 Trump has done a lot of good things already but he is really disappointing me on the major issues he ran on.

He's been in there two weeks. Why, why isn't he getting everything Done?!!! Why?? Why?? Why??

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 07, 2017 02:47 PM (fDdVG)

418 It is but I needed reinforcement for when my husband says 'WTF are you doing with the AC on?!'

Posted by: Tami at February 07, 2017 02:45 PM (Enq6K) fnord (Enq6K)


"Why does one traditionally run one's AC?"

I mean, unless you set it to 48 or something, I don't see what the problem is.

Then again, people look at me funny when they find out I may have owned *one* car that didn't require premium gas. Because those pennies are *so* important.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 07, 2017 02:48 PM (wB8Tg)

419 the average teacher is not solely to blame

Yep. Both sides know that the biggest problem with education is at home.

The progs think that if you have a bad public school, and you make it possible for people to choose an alternative, then all the kids with good parents will flee. (Which is true.) And then the public school will be even worse, because only the kids with bad/AWOL parents will be left. (Also true.)

It sucks. It's a much bigger problem than the schools and teachers.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at February 07, 2017 02:49 PM (10LGw)

420 I must be dumb, but how do you break a filibuster?

Posted by: Anwyn at February 07, 2017 02:50 PM (vIYA9)

421 Let me rephrase: How do you break a filibuster with fewer than 60 votes? Or does the 60-vote thing nowadays only apply to SCOTUS nominees? Which, if so, that's stupid on its face.

Posted by: Anwyn at February 07, 2017 02:51 PM (vIYA9)

422 383 Unrelated but San Francisco just announced "Free" community college for
all residents. Presumably illegal or legal, and even people without
identifiable residence.



"free"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 07, 2017 02:00 PM

Free. They keep using that word. I do not think it means what they think it means.
Posted by: Inigo Montoya at February 07, 2017 02:38 PM (p+Wdc)
*************
The community college itself cannot 'waive' tuition. That is against state law.

If you can demonstrate indigence, you can get a Board of Governors waiver of tuition. Over HALF the students qualify so they already do get 'free' tuition.

You can possibly get a tuition grant given by the college's Foundation if there is one.

You can win a scholarship, but that takes extra effort and means you have to actually do something.

You can pay tuition with cash. How you get the cash is up to you.

Books are up to you and there are some possibilities to get rentals/loans to acquire them.

Bus passes to college are free if you demonstrate indigence.

Food stamps are available if you demonstrate indigence.

You cannot get a community college sports scholarship. They are illegal...to qualify for one you would be proving life is unfair to those who are too sick, lame or lazy to qualify for one and that is not what is taught at these places...everybody is denied the opportunity to get a sports scholarship because of hurt feelz. Life must be fair. Nobody gets one of those. So they cheat.

Posted by: torabora at February 07, 2017 02:52 PM (YrlJh)

423 Posted by: GnuBreed at February 07, 2017 02:12 PM (xpfRn)

I agree with everything you say, GnuBreed, although I do think funding is an issue.

Now, maybe the money they have is misused, I wouldn't be surprised at that! But at most of the schools I am familiar with because of my friends or families kids, the parents regularly chip in for classroom supplies.

Again, maybe that particular money is used for things that it shouldn't be used for.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor is still pissed about cthulu at February 07, 2017 02:52 PM (6bEnV)

424 I really respect Joe Manchin......a PRINCIPALED DEMOCRAT....WHO KNEW! I predict sometime in the near future.....he will have had enough dem bullshit.....HE WILL BECOME A REPUBLICAN!

Posted by: Linda Piper at February 07, 2017 02:53 PM (2Q0t0)

425 Fenelon,

My husband and I call it "fence fighting". It's what our dogs do to the neighbor's dogs. You get up next to the fence and bark in their face.

I have unfriended and blocked a number of folks. What I hate about Facebook is that you have these posts show up from a friend of a friend, with comments from all their lefty friends. I still respond, if I'm in the mood. I don't think the Left should chase us out of the public discourse.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 07, 2017 02:54 PM (mBYZv)

426 It's one of the aspects of life for Our Betters which crosses the aisle between the parties.

Amen. Yet another thing that makes the blood boil.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor is still pissed about cthulu at February 07, 2017 02:55 PM (6bEnV)

427 It's one of the aspects of life for Our Betters which crosses the aisle between the parties.

Amen. Yet another thing that makes the blood boil.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor is still pissed about cthulu at February 07, 2017 02:55 PM (6bEnV)

428 The only thing I have a problem with is special ed kids. Love them, but they shouldn't have the right to force the public school systems to accommodate their individual challenges, shall we say. My niece was deaf, my sister certainly didn't insist that the public school hire a teacher that could communicate with her to the detriment of all the other children in class. No, she went to a deaf school and onto Gauladett University in DC and got a masters in education and is now teaching deaf kids in California. I understand the need for a child to feel included in a regular setting, but that isn't always possible and shouldn't add costs to the schools.

Posted by: Jaimo at February 07, 2017 02:56 PM (9U1OG)

429 251 "The woman's strike is scheduled for March 8."

Coinciding with National Men's Beer & Brats Day.
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet sponsors The Man in the High Dudgeon! at February 07, 2017 02:10 PM (hLRSq)

Well, it would be more accurate to call it National Men's Beer & Brats & Smacking the Love Snake Around Like It Owes You Money Day.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at February 07, 2017 02:57 PM (RD7QR)

430 keep it up, we're burnin daylight!

Posted by: concrete girl at February 07, 2017 02:58 PM (lJ4Cz)

431 60 Weird thing on the breaking news. The Cabinet vote was the second thing. First was that right now tornadoes are hitting the New Orleans area. And at least one photo they showed one of them looked pretty darn big.
Posted by: HH at February 07, 2017 01:40 PM (DrCtv)

I live not terribly far up the road. It's been very bad today.

Posted by: Miss Sippi at February 07, 2017 02:59 PM (Tcfj+)

432 Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at February 07, 2017 02:49 PM (10LGw)

Yep.

It's a huge problem.

And all down to the Dems are all the efforts they put into destroying traditional families. Black Americans hardest hit, but whitey aint far behind.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor is still pissed about cthulu at February 07, 2017 03:00 PM (6bEnV)

433 421 Let me rephrase: How do you break a filibuster with fewer than 60 votes? Or does the 60-vote thing nowadays only apply to SCOTUS nominees? Which, if so, that's stupid on its face.
Posted by: Anwyn at February 07, 2017 02:51 PM (vIYA9)

It's all based on the rules. Harry Reid changed the rules on confirming lower court judges and cabinet nominees, mostly because he could. The Dems now probably have a picture of Harry up where they can throw darts at it. Rules changes only require 51 votes so the GOP can, when the time comes, change the rules to break a filibuster on SCOTUS nominees. Elections have consequences.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at February 07, 2017 03:00 PM (RD7QR)

434 Posted by: Miss Sippi at February 07, 2017 02:59 PM (Tcfj+)

I am hell and gone from New Orleans, but my neck of the woods had a very bad night last night. Hailstorm, and a doozy; broken windows, injure cattle, etc.

78 today and dropping to 30 tonight, which means somebody somewhere is gonna have a bad night.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor is still pissed about cthulu at February 07, 2017 03:02 PM (6bEnV)

435 Nood.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 07, 2017 03:04 PM (92kX2)

436 Isn't that up to you?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 07, 2017 02:44 PM (wB8Tg)

It is but I needed reinforcement for when my husband says 'WTF are you doing with the AC on?!'

Posted by: Tami at February 07, 2017 02:45 PM (Enq6K)



You should listen to Merovign, he's pre-med.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 07, 2017 03:06 PM (LTHVh)

437 Uh oh, tornado sirens.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 07, 2017 03:07 PM (LTHVh)

438 Blowing the load on cabinet appointments. Keep going dems - keep putting your vulnerable senators in stupid positions.

Posted by: reality man at February 07, 2017 03:11 PM (Ch0fq)

439 429 251 "The woman's strike is scheduled for March 8."

Coinciding with National Men's Beer & Brats Day.
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet sponsors The Man in the High Dudgeon! at February 07, 2017 02:10 PM (hLRSq)

Well, it would be more accurate to call it National Men's Beer & Brats & Smacking the Love Snake Around Like It Owes You Money Day.
_________________________________

Fu** it. Let's have National "Leave the Toilet Seat Up" Month followed by a nationwide boycott by all men to NOT check the oil levels, tire pressure and windshield wipers on a woman's car.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 07, 2017 03:24 PM (4AVeu)

440 Short version :

Democrats never expected to ever lose again, are mad they lost, and are throwing temper tantrums over fairly insignificant things.

Secretary of f*cking education is the hill they're also willing to die on, though? Gotta give them credit, eh "now we need every governor and state house and Senate before we can do anything" (R) s, don't you?

Posted by: Moron Robbie at February 07, 2017 03:39 PM (Halhc)

441 "Kill your own spiders" day

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at February 07, 2017 03:41 PM (B11vO)

442 It's funny cause the Democrats fucken this up! The one shot at a scalp that they had they ducked up by not confirming sessions!!!!

Had they actually just done their job and confirmed sessions two weeks ago then he wouldn't have been there today to vote for Betsy....hahahahahhahahha!!!

Karma beeeeeeeotches!! Karma!

Posted by: Mailman at February 07, 2017 04:41 PM (D2j/k)

443 Pudding Pops get yer Pudding Pops great for anal stimulation...but with todays developments prolly don't need need more stim. ..

Posted by: Voter dude at February 07, 2017 07:56 PM (SJ5pV)

444 Oh goodie!! Maybe that old hag Hillary will finally go to jail!!

Posted by: Cooter Maximus at February 07, 2017 08:12 PM (zDISV)

445 As a female, I'm not really sure what the thinking is behind this.


Somebody remembers Lysistrata in high school.

Posted by: Fox2! at February 07, 2017 09:09 PM (brIR5)

446 278 Why is Rove allowed anywhere near Fox News property?
Posted by: Under Fire at February 07, 2017 02:15 PM (UOJLJ)

Obama proposes a national Cap & Trade system. The US Chamber of Commerce says that will damage US business and would testify to that fact in front of Congress. They did so and convinced many that Cap and Trade was a bad idea. Not the Dems, though, they claimed USCoC was in the pocket of foreign governments because they lobbied in other countries on behalf of American business. USCoC said that was baloney, then San Fran Nan doubled down and said that other countries donated money to the USCoC to undermine the USA. Rove got on FNC and said he was going to show the world exactly how much evidence Granny Botox had of that. He had a little white board with NADA written on it. That was the first time he did that, i saw it, it was correct and brilliant, and that's why FNC keeps him and the white board on. True, Rove and his white board have been wrong, but they are batting at least .500 and that's OK with me.

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