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Jeff Sessions Floats Idea of Administering Lie Detector Tests to All 100+ NSC Members, To Find Who Leaked the Transcripts of Trump's Calls with Foreign Leakers

No one can claim that this wasn't a serious leak. So no one can say he's overreacting.

But then, that's exactly what they're saying. Because they want those ticks to stay burrowed in deep in flesh.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has told associates he wants to put the entire National Security Council staff through a lie detector test to root out leakers. It's unclear whether this will ever happen, but Sessions floated the idea to multiple people, as recently as last month.

Sessions' idea is to do a one-time, one-issue, polygraph test of everyone on the NSC staff. Interrogators would sit down with every single NSC staffer (there's more than 100 of them), and ask them, individually, what they know about the leaks of transcripts of the president's phone calls with foreign leaders. Sessions suspects those leaks came from within the NSC, and thinks that a polygraph test -- at the very least -- would scare them out of leaking again.

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1 Or he could purge all of the Obama holdovers, as a start?

Posted by: Lizzy at September 12, 2017 12:46 PM (W+vEI)

2 To Find Who Leaked the Transcripts of Trump's Calls with Foreign Leakers


I'd say it was the foregin "leakers."

Posted by: Low Level AI at September 12, 2017 12:46 PM (tbOMB)

3 You'd think the NSA's super-duper surveillance capabilities would come in handy here - or are those only used to spy on regular citizens?

Posted by: Lizzy at September 12, 2017 12:46 PM (W+vEI)

4 It's unclear whether this will ever happen, but Sessions floated the idea to multiple people, as recently as last month.

Sounds like posturing. No need to declare it, just do it or STFU.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at September 12, 2017 12:47 PM (W2mX1)

5 So, this is his idea of a gimme after letting the IRS skate on charges?

Sorry, not buying it.

/tired of defending Sessions.

Posted by: shibumi at September 12, 2017 12:48 PM (aT+Bx)

6 Sonobi kills the first comment, so enjoy your reward, firsters.

Posted by: Chupacabra at September 12, 2017 12:48 PM (pz6b2)

7 Or how about looking intoo the people they are leaking *to*?!?

I'm glad this is being mentioned as a first step, not the only step to get at leakers.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 12, 2017 12:48 PM (W+vEI)

8 Fine great, no problem with this...but when and who will test all the Justice Department People?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 12, 2017 12:48 PM (5y11N)

9 Do people on the NSC have to take polys to get their clearances? I think an after action re-screen is in order.

Posted by: no good deed at September 12, 2017 12:49 PM (eIQHF)

10 *raises hand, and wriggles frantically in seat*

I know, I know!

Posted by: Bob from NSA at September 12, 2017 12:49 PM (ctuyM)

11 Thumb Screws. Quit being pussies.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 12, 2017 12:50 PM (YV+SU)

12
I say put a Sonobi ad in front of their faces until they confess

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 12, 2017 12:50 PM (493sH)

13 Sounds like a plan. Go for it.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Reach for the Stars! Trump-Klingon Dictionaries are at the Outrage Outlet! at September 12, 2017 12:50 PM (hLRSq)

14 Hook them up to the Sonobi.

Posted by: garrett at September 12, 2017 12:51 PM (Hyf/Q)

15 Another unfortunate endorsement of polygraphs as a credibility assessment tool.

Posted by: Zod at September 12, 2017 12:51 PM (Bdeb0)

16 Deeds not words.

Posted by: Max Power at September 12, 2017 12:52 PM (QCc6B)

17 How about just asking NSA to run the emails and phone calls of all of WAPO and NYTs reporters and see what pops up? If there is some legality preventing this then simply have Russian prepare a dossier that incriminates them and go for it. Jeebus, didn't anyone learn anything from Obama?

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 12, 2017 12:52 PM (YV+SU)

18 Sadly, lie detectors are bullshit, but they serve as a good way to scare people who believe what they're told by the establishment.

I could beat a lie detector; with 20 minutes practice, so could you. The trick is simple; if the subject believes in the test, then it will work. If the subject doesn't, then it won't, and there are plenty of ways to jam/invalidate the results.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 12, 2017 12:52 PM (k1TUh)

19 Unfortunately the leaker is George Costanza so this is futile.

Posted by: steevy at September 12, 2017 12:52 PM (rmVvL)

20 I hear you can put a Sonobi in your shoe to defeat a polygraph.

Posted by: Chupacabra at September 12, 2017 12:52 PM (pz6b2)

21 It is truly hilarious seeing the stammering outrage on the left at the very suggestion anyone could POSSIBLY subject these untouchable heroes to a lie detector test! Inconceivable! The nerve of that man!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 12, 2017 12:52 PM (39g3+)

22 What the hell is Sonoboi? Is this something gay?

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 12, 2017 12:53 PM (YV+SU)

23 This is some next level stuff right here, given that we are discussing leaks about what to do to find out who leaked.

I stand by my rule (except for when I don't) that any story that cites to unnamed sources is a lie being told by people who are making up that those sources exist.

Also, and this shows how naive I am, I assumed that if you worked for the NSC you would undergo routinely various and sundry security checks, including, at a minimum, lie detector tests.

Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at September 12, 2017 12:53 PM (mf5HN)

24 I'd much prefer a Voight-Kampff:

"You're walking in the desert. You see a Trump on his back."
"What's a Trump?"
"Nevermind. So, you see a..."

Posted by: Zod at September 12, 2017 12:53 PM (Bdeb0)

25 So, this is his idea of a gimme after letting the IRS skate on charges?

Sorry, not buying it.

/tired of defending Sessions.
---
This.

NSC or anyone else in the administration that's leaking, is a threat (of embarrasment) to Trump, not me, and not my fellow Americans.

You guys want credit, let's see some action against those who are a threat to me and my fellow Americans. Like the IRS. Or Antifa's paymasters, or the rest of the Chamber of Commerce crowd. Or any of the other progressives that set government policy.

Posted by: Methos at September 12, 2017 12:53 PM (XQvuQ)

26 So leaks are totes worse than a fully operational Death Star firing on random citizens participating in politics? Just trying to sort out Jeff's Outrage Meter.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at September 12, 2017 12:53 PM (uVd6p)

27 Waterboard.

Posted by: josephistan at September 12, 2017 12:53 PM (7HtZB)

28 Water boarding would be cheaper.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at September 12, 2017 12:53 PM (Nwg0u)

29 Seriously,the test can be beaten by simply lying calmly.

Posted by: steevy at September 12, 2017 12:53 PM (rmVvL)

30 lie detectors are bullshit, but they serve as a good way to scare people who believe what they're told by the establishment.

They are generally effective but they can be defeated and worse, they rely on subjective readings by the guy giving the test, so there's good reason they are not admissible as evidence in any court I'm aware of.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 12, 2017 12:53 PM (39g3+)

31 I say put a Sonobi ad in front of their faces until they confess

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 12, 2017 12:50 PM (493sH)


Is there a copy of Jane's Defense Weekly around? Because I would think ads for sonobuoys would be a rather limited market.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Reach for the Stars! Trump-Klingon Dictionaries are at the Outrage Outlet! at September 12, 2017 12:53 PM (hLRSq)

32 Razib: "I think @tedcruz should own it like @joshtpm instead of pulling a @kurteichenwald"

uhhh...

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at September 12, 2017 12:53 PM (N5FGX)

33 The only thing I find outrageous is that NSC has 100+ members.

Posted by: runner at September 12, 2017 12:54 PM (QC/4S)

34 How 'bout truth serum? Or has that been outlawed by The International Forum of People Who Supposedly Know Better?

Posted by: washrivergal at September 12, 2017 12:54 PM (7m3t8)

35 Seriously,the test can be beaten by simply lying calmly.

Better to do the opposite: be constantly wracked with nerves and worry, so the read is just constantly spiked

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 12, 2017 12:54 PM (39g3+)

36 >>27 Waterboard. Posted by: josephistan at September 12, 2017 12:53 PM (7HtZB)

They'll float, too.

Posted by: Zod at September 12, 2017 12:54 PM (Bdeb0)

37 Also... yeah, just posturing.

Publicly: "See, I want to solve this problem."

Privately: "We can't fire those Obama holdovers. They depend on this job for the mortgage and car payments. That would be mean."

/I actually had a supervisor tell me the above in regards to a bad employee. Employee could have been fired numerous times (and one of her actions cost the company $20,000 in fines) but they felt bad about firing her... plus she was constantly threatening lawsuits. BTW... they're hiring her for a new gig. So...being an incompetent psycho bitch obviously works.

Posted by: shibumi at September 12, 2017 12:54 PM (aT+Bx)

38 It seems like it would be easier to fire everybody.

Posted by: Eddie Baby at September 12, 2017 12:55 PM (wpJDK)

39 29 Seriously,the test can be beaten by simply lying calmly.
Posted by: steevy at September 12, 2017 12:53 PM (rmVvL)

You lie on the control questions, or cause yourself slight pain on the control questions.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 12, 2017 12:55 PM (Ri/rl)

40 So, no bi?
Sounds cisnormative.
Outrage!

Posted by: wooga at September 12, 2017 12:56 PM (8TQ1K)

41 Is "Sonobi" what "Tsunami" sounds like when spoken by someone with a stuffed-up nose?

I think Sonobi is a warning....

Posted by: JoeF. at September 12, 2017 12:56 PM (7uYFy)

42 >>Better to do the opposite: be constantly wracked with nerves and worry, so the read is just constantly spiked Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 12, 2017 12:54 PM (39g3+)

Then the spike is calibrated as the norm, and the calm is the evasion.

Posted by: Zod at September 12, 2017 12:56 PM (Bdeb0)

43 Make them watch their step daughters have sex.

Posted by: Tez Crud at September 12, 2017 12:56 PM (XFue2)

44 "You're walking in the desert. You see a Trump on his back."
"What's a Trump?"
"Nevermind. So, you see a..."

"My Mother? Let me tell you about my mother!!!!...."

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 12, 2017 12:56 PM (k1TUh)

45 Replace them with cyborgs. That's the ticket.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at September 12, 2017 12:57 PM (ul9CR)

46
I'll never forget when Frank Rizzo, mayor of Philadelphia, and former Police Commissioner, took a lie detector test... and failed.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at September 12, 2017 12:57 PM (EgwCt)

47 Waterboard.
Posted by: josephistan




Waterboard? Ouija Board them.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 12, 2017 12:57 PM (FeRav)

48 Make them wait in an adjacent room occupied by Lena Dunham for an hour or two. Then do the poly.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 12, 2017 12:57 PM (YV+SU)

49 gonna repost my offtopic willowed question

southeast PA - can anyone rec a good cheap junk remover?

Some bulky stuff the trash company won't take (pt wood, old appliance, etc).

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at September 12, 2017 12:58 PM (hMwEB)

50 >>They are generally effective but they can be defeated and worse, they rely on subjective readings by the guy giving the test, so there's good reason they are not admissible as evidence in any court I'm aware of. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 12, 2017 12:53 PM (39g3+)

No. No. Yes, but not for that reason.

Posted by: Zod at September 12, 2017 12:58 PM (Bdeb0)

51 See, that was silly of you to assume competence, AtC.

Posted by: Chupacabra at September 12, 2017 12:58 PM (pz6b2)

52 Sessions needs to learn the Way of the Ninja. Strike hard. Strike fast. Fade away...

Into the night.

Or, plan B: flip out and kill people.

Posted by: Shinobi at September 12, 2017 12:58 PM (u0s1P)

53 Throw them in the water. If they float they're a witch. If they don't they get a free cremation.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at September 12, 2017 12:58 PM (Nwg0u)

54 How about administer the Jeopardy test? Let's see who on the NSC is smarter than Wolf Blitzer.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 12, 2017 12:58 PM (YV+SU)

55 Believe it or not, there is actually a Yolo county. Its in California, not Florida as you'd expect.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 12, 2017 12:58 PM (39g3+)

56 Just fire them all and start over

Posted by: It's me donna at September 12, 2017 12:58 PM (O2RFr)

57 How about the "torture" scene from the first "Punisher" movie?

Posted by: josephistan at September 12, 2017 12:58 PM (7HtZB)

58 I remember seeing a video of Saddam Hussein. He was in a big government chamber filled with their leaders. He slowly pulled out a cigar and started smoking. Security people came in and dragged people out one by one and you could hear shots in the hallway outside. People started crying and shouting their loyalties, but he just stood there puffing on the cigar.

Not advocating a dictatorship or saying that is the best lesson in leadership to follow, but he sure didn't need a lazy ass AG to take care of traitors.

Posted by: Uncle Si at September 12, 2017 12:59 PM (ZLmoR)

59 E-meter them. "Try to think of a time in your past when you felt physically ill about something you said to someone. Take your time. Thank you. Thank you."

Posted by: Zod at September 12, 2017 12:59 PM (Bdeb0)

60 So...being an incompetent psycho bitch obviously works.
Posted by: shibumi at September 12, 2017 12:54 PM


Shhhhhhh...

Posted by: Maxine! (D-PDRK) at September 12, 2017 12:59 PM (ctuyM)

61 We should really just fire them all and start over. This is truly symptomatic of government run amok. They are not civil servants, they are careerists or ideologues, in either case self-interested, overeducated little pricks who genuinely think they're the smartest guy/girl/nonbinary entity in the room in every room.

This will remain a problem until we make clear that job security depends on performance, to include obedience, and take away the prestige and perks of these jobs to stop attracting/rewarding silver spoon grifters and activists. Staffers, and our elected officials themselves, should live in modest barracks and eat at modest cafeterias and generally live as others who serve the people do. And just like that, no more trust fund kids from Swarthmore or Vassar trying to score media points or fight the man.

As Churchill said, "Neither servants nor civil." It needs to get fixed already.

Posted by: Indignation's Cousin, a WaPo Literary Device at September 12, 2017 12:59 PM (wx6iv)

62 southeast PA - can anyone rec a good cheap junk remover?

Some bulky stuff the trash company won't take (pt wood, old appliance, etc).


Have you considered fire?

Posted by: Arthru Brown at September 12, 2017 01:00 PM (u0s1P)

63 Because, you know.

Fire.

Posted by: Arthur Brown at September 12, 2017 01:00 PM (u0s1P)

64 Until there are prosecutions for the lawbreakers from the previous administration, every promise of cracking down on new lawbreakers from our current administration is presumed to be worthless at best, and rote hypocrisy if actually pursued.

Posted by: krakatoa at September 12, 2017 01:00 PM (RCS9o)

65 Just fire them all and start over

Posted by: It's me donna at September 12, 2017 12:58 PM (O2RFr)




Yes, it's well beyond time to clean house/drain the swamp or whatever they want to call it but get it done

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 12, 2017 01:00 PM (493sH)

66 >>>52 Sessions needs to learn the Way of the Ninja

That's shinobi. We're talking about sonobi.

Posted by: wooga at September 12, 2017 01:00 PM (8TQ1K)

67 Did *all* the members of the NSC have access to the transcripts?

Even if they did, was access to the transcripts *unaudited*?

If it were audited, then this indirect approach should be unnecessary.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 12, 2017 01:00 PM (/qEW2)

68 They are generally effective but they can be defeated and worse, they rely on subjective readings by the guy giving the test, so there's good reason they are not admissible as evidence in any court I'm aware of.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 12, 2017 12:53 PM (39g3+


Given that court proceedings are more like following rules for playing a game than trying to find out the truth, something as subjective as reading and interpreting a highly variable stream of data is best kept on the outside.

Posted by: Captain Hate at September 12, 2017 01:01 PM (y7DUB)

69 The Great Loyalty Oath Crusade

I confess that I wonder how really effective a guy who spent the last umpteen years merinating in the Congressional pork factory can be as a law enforcer.

Not questioning his integrity, loyalty or ideology. Just his strategy.

He seems to gravitate to the national security stuff, avoids anything that has the remotest hint of antagonistic political potential and has made the Constitutional rights of regular people an afterthought rather than the centerpiece of his efforts.

I appreciate that throwing MS13 out of the country addresses a real and present danger. Resources are limited , trustworthy people are scarce.

But is Jeff Sessions the right guy for this? I amd really beginning to think that his appointment has been in appreciation for his loyalty rather than any capability as an enforcer.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 12, 2017 01:01 PM (2wRtc)

70 So...being an incompetent psycho bitch obviously works.
Posted by: shibumi at September 12, 2017 12:54 PM


*shifty eyes*

Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at September 12, 2017 01:02 PM (mf5HN)

71 this clearly violates a Constitutional right we are about to invent

Posted by: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals at September 12, 2017 01:02 PM (ILitO)

72 If you were in Philly, Votermom, all you'd need to do is throw all that crap onto the curb.

Posted by: Chupacabra at September 12, 2017 01:02 PM (pz6b2)

73

How about a lie detector test for the entire legislative branch and their minions?

Posted by: Kestrel at September 12, 2017 01:02 PM (3qhq4)

74 "Truth Serum" was never anything more than heavy sedatives that would cause euphoria but not complete unconsciousness.

The problem with that (as anyone who's been around sedated patients in a hospital knows) is that SOMETIMES a person in that condition will tell the truth, since they lose all of their inhibitions; but just as often, the sedated person will just start babbling total nonsense that comes from the fantasy world in their head. (kinda like I do when I'm just about to fall asleep but my wife wants to talk to me, so I start talking and pretty quickly she figures out that I'm talking and dreaming at the same time, which makes for interesting conversations)

Anyway the problem with truth serums is that there's no way to tell which of the subjects statements are true, and which are just hallucinations.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 12, 2017 01:02 PM (k1TUh)

75 Go all Aztec on them. Tear Hillary's heart out, then skin her and then walk about in her skin. Doubt you'd have much disloyalty after that. It would be multicultural and thus praised by academics. Just sayin.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 12, 2017 01:02 PM (YV+SU)

76 Sonobi has come for our Lace wigs.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at September 12, 2017 01:03 PM (bML9A)

77 That's shinobi. We're talking about sonobi.

...

Could I interest you in some adobe?

Or The Many Loves of Dobie

Gillis
?

Posted by: Shinobi at September 12, 2017 01:03 PM (u0s1P)

78 Someone has mentioned electric shock and pulling fingernails already amirite?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 12, 2017 01:03 PM (nmr2M)

79 Shadoobie

Shattered, shattered

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at September 12, 2017 01:04 PM (ul9CR)

80 >>But is Jeff Sessions the right guy for this?
Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 12, 2017 01:01 PM (2wRtc)

No, for all the reasons you pointed out. Plus, he's old and probably tired.

Niedermeyer is the right guy for this.

Posted by: Zod at September 12, 2017 01:04 PM (Bdeb0)

81 but just as often, the sedated person will just start babbling total nonsense that comes from the fantasy world in their head
====

Or as we call it the "ONT".

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 12, 2017 01:04 PM (2wRtc)

82 Shadoobie

I think doobies are more Willow's thing.

Posted by: Shinobi at September 12, 2017 01:05 PM (u0s1P)

83 >>> rather than any capability as an enforcer.

If you think he's an enforcer you must not have seen the pic of him staring at the eclipse.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at September 12, 2017 01:05 PM (67IiR)

84 "You'd think the NSA's super-duper surveillance
capabilities would come in handy here - or are those only used to spy on
regular citizens?



Posted by: Lizzy"

Only for real threats. Like complaining about your taxes or membership in organizations that want limited government.

Posted by: Ripley at September 12, 2017 01:05 PM (MxEKc)

85 "Truth Serum" was never anything more than heavy sedatives that would cause euphoria but not complete unconsciousness.

Best truth serum scene ever is in True Lies.

"Did you ever kill anyone?"
"Yes, but they were all bad people"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 12, 2017 01:05 PM (39g3+)

86 Securing the National Security Council will make the nation less secure.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 12, 2017 01:05 PM (oVJmc)

87 Posted by: Tom Servo at September 12, 2017 01:02 PM (k1TUh)

+++

Good to know. Really.

Posted by: washrivergal at September 12, 2017 01:05 PM (7m3t8)

88 Judge Napolitano said on FBN this morning that Sessions really can't do the lie detector test. Would be tested in court and Sessions would lose.


He annoys me sometimes.

Posted by: Tami at September 12, 2017 01:06 PM (Enq6K)

89 In case anyone is wondering how BC, his lovely wife and the Drunken Midgets are doing, I texted him earlier to see and got back I understand The Shining now.


Being me, and thus a caring, compassionate, wonderful friend, I laughed and laughed and laughed.

Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at September 12, 2017 01:06 PM (mf5HN)

90 "but just as often, the sedated person will just start babbling total nonsense that comes from the fantasy world in their head"

or as we call it, Obama at a town hall without a teleprompter

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at September 12, 2017 01:06 PM (ILitO)

91 >>75 Go all Aztec on them. Tear Hillary's heart out, then skin her and then walk about in her skin.
Posted by: Puddin Head at September 12, 2017 01:02 PM (YV+SU)

Cultural appropriation. Fifteen yard penalty and loss of down.

Posted by: Zodchtlatltl, The Aztec Obsidian-Knife-Guy Referee at September 12, 2017 01:07 PM (Bdeb0)

92 Sonobi seems to be growing more powerful. Global Warming?

Posted by: Ripley at September 12, 2017 01:07 PM (MxEKc)

93 Firing squad for them all.

Posted by: Well... it would be 100% effective at September 12, 2017 01:07 PM (tYzAL)

94 Jeff Sessions Floats Idea of Administering Lie Detector Tests to All 100+ NSC Members, To Find Who Leaked the Transcripts of Trump's Calls with Foreign Leakers

This is a no-brainer. People in very sensitive positions should be subject to routine lie detector tests, anyway. And they should be felt up by the TSA on a daily basis, too.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 12, 2017 01:07 PM (rZ+mb)

95 12 I say put a Sonobi ad in front of their faces until they confess

Once saw a movie in which they tortured people by playing "Itty Bitty, Teeny Weeny, Yellow Polkadot Bikini".

If that wasn't enough to break them, they'd move the record to an off-center hole.

Posted by: Anachronda at September 12, 2017 01:08 PM (sGtp+)

96 I should remind everyone here that Perez fired everyone in the DNC as his first act as chairman. I read that act as an admission that the DNC emails were leaked, not hacked. Maybe someone should tell this to Grandpa Sessions?

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 12, 2017 01:08 PM (YV+SU)

97 I like the polygraph idea, I like trial by ordeal even better.

Posted by: MAGA at September 12, 2017 01:08 PM (95j/M)

98 I should remind everyone here that Perez fired everyone in the DNC as his first act as chairman.
===

Democrats are really much, much better at this.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 12, 2017 01:09 PM (2wRtc)

99 If anyone wanted to torture something out of me by playing music, Yoko would be my weak spot.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at September 12, 2017 01:09 PM (ul9CR)

100 But is Jeff Sessions the right guy for this? I amd really beginning to think that his appointment has been in appreciation for his loyalty rather than any capability as an enforcer.
Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 12, 2017 01:01 PM (2wRtc)


Being around McCain, Schoooomer and Durbin deserves a flea collar more than an executive position.

Posted by: Captain Hate at September 12, 2017 01:09 PM (y7DUB)

101 Break out...The Rack!

Posted by: tu3031 at September 12, 2017 01:09 PM (O5Q3r)

102 Judge Napolitano said on FBN this morning that Sessions really can't do the lie detector test. Would be tested in court and Sessions would lose.


He annoys me sometimes.

Posted by: Tami at September 12, 2017 01:06 PM (Enq6K)


Yeah, Napolitano is a bit nutty sometimes. The courts have no jurisdiction over this.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 12, 2017 01:09 PM (rZ+mb)

103 "Judge Napolitano said on FBN this morning that Sessions really can't do the lie detector test."

I don't think so. Most of the agencies have you sign an agreement to undergo polygraphs as directed by the agency. It's a condition of employment.

Now, no spy has ever been caught during routine random polygraphs.

However, if you have suspects, polygraphs are useful in applying pressure in the follow-on interview.
Hmmmmmmmm... test says you're lying/being deceptive. Anything you want to tell me that might explain it? Inadvertently sending info to someone who may have leaked it?

Posted by: grayswindir at September 12, 2017 01:09 PM (NmR1a)

104 To serve on NSC you have to pass a Top Secret with Poly. I have friends who did this and they described it as jail rape.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 12, 2017 01:09 PM (YV+SU)

105
southeast PA - can anyone rec a good cheap junk remover? 

Some bulky stuff the trash company won't take (pt wood, old appliance, etc).

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at September 12, 2017 12:58 PM (hMwEB)

Does 1 800 GOT JUNK operate in your area?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 12, 2017 01:10 PM (zkhXv)

106 First. Always & all ways.

Posted by: Sonobi Pundit at September 12, 2017 01:10 PM (bc2Lc)

107 If you can piss test everyone on a Navy ship because a couple people popped, I don't see why this is all that much different.

Posted by: Chupacabra at September 12, 2017 01:10 PM (pz6b2)

108 . And they should be felt up by the TSA on a daily basis, too.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 12, 2017 01:07 PM (rZ+mb)

Where do i sign up!!

Posted by: Shep at September 12, 2017 01:10 PM (nmr2M)

109 I've been through a polygraph test for a job, and even with nothing to hide it was remarkably unpleasant.

Posted by: RedStick at September 12, 2017 01:10 PM (3xIOh)

110 Better to do the opposite: be constantly wracked with nerves and worry, so the read is just constantly spiked
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 12, 2017 12:54 PM (39g3+)

Catholics pass ploys all the time, so that doesn't work.

"I'm Catholic, sir. I can feel guilty about anything,"
Ben Stone, Law and Order

Posted by: Fox2! at September 12, 2017 01:10 PM (Vg/Kf)

111 It's unclear whether this will ever happen, but Sessions floated the idea to multiple people, as recently as last month.

Just like he "floated" the idea of cutting off funds to self-described sanctuary cities, yet illegal immigrant pandering assholes like Marty Walsh continue to walk free. This is more bukkake theater.

Sessions suspects those leaks came from within the NSC, and thinks that a polygraph test -- at the very least -- would scare them out of leaking again.

If he really thinks that, then he's as stupid as I have come to believe he is. There is a reason lie detectors are inadmissible in court.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 12, 2017 01:11 PM (X6fMO)

112 Break out...The Rack!
Posted by: tu3031 at September 12, 2017 01:09 PM (O5Q3r)



Oh hell no.

Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at September 12, 2017 01:12 PM (mf5HN)

113 Does 1 800 GOT JUNK operate in your area?


Careful with that. The 800 number is legit, but 212 can get you in trouble.

Posted by: Eric Bolling at September 12, 2017 01:12 PM (gIRsn)

114 33 The only thing I find outrageous is that NSC has 100+ members.


Posted by: runner


The only way 100 people can keep a secret is if 99 of them are dead.

Also, I like the idea of thumbscrews.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 12, 2017 01:12 PM (0ogQG)

115
98 I should remind everyone here that Perez fired everyone in the DNC as his first act as chairman.
===

Democrats are really much, much better at this.
--------
Not really. Debbie Washerman Schultz was the DNC Chair when she (1) denied FBI to the server, (2) hired a friendly IT Group to find 'the Russian hack' and (3) somehow couldn't control her in-house IT Pakis.

Add Debbie's troubles to the troubles with Bernie-bots and one can almost sympathize with Perez. How'd you like to inherit that mess?

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 12, 2017 01:13 PM (YV+SU)

116 >> Break out...The Rack!
Posted by: tu3031 at September 12, 2017 01:09 PM (O5Q3r)


>>Oh hell no.



Now, now -

Let's not be hasty.

Posted by: garrett at September 12, 2017 01:13 PM (Hyf/Q)

117
Sessions suspects those leaks came from within the NSC, and thinks
that a polygraph test -- at the very least -- would scare them out of
leaking again.
===

I don't think it's stupid. It's playing politics. His comfort zone.

Law enforcers don't threaten , they just do. Sessions is acting like a lawmaker.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 12, 2017 01:14 PM (2wRtc)

118 I've had a polygraph or two in my day. Nervous as hell for the first, but passed. Second time was a breeze.

Required for job placement and/or clearance levels. It's a requirement for employment at NSA, in any capacity.

If the operator is good it can be a worthwhile tool.

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at September 12, 2017 01:14 PM (jAZR9)

119 Sessions does do more "floating" than "doing."

But I can't give him the "floating" nom de AoS because Floating Bob Corker.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at September 12, 2017 01:14 PM (ul9CR)

120 There is a reason lie detectors are inadmissible in court.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 12, 2017 01:11 PM (X6fMO)


Yeah ... but psychiatrists' "expert" testimony is accepted.

Using the courts' reasoning for things isn't really the best way to go ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 12, 2017 01:14 PM (rZ+mb)

121 Break out...The Rack!
Posted by: tu3031 at September 12, 2017 01:09 PM (O5Q3r)


Oh hell no.
Posted by: alexthechick




Dammit!

Posted by: rickb223 at September 12, 2017 01:14 PM (FeRav)

122 >>Shinobi

Got that on 5 1/4" back at the house somewhere. The PC-DOS version was enough of a direct port from the arcade versions that it looped the intro screen constantly and required pressing some arcane combination of buttons to actually, y'know, quit out of.

Posted by: Sporkatus at September 12, 2017 01:14 PM (HtLSE)

123 Sorry,this story is way more important than catching leakers.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/275277/

Posted by: steevy at September 12, 2017 01:15 PM (rmVvL)

124 Sodium thiopental.

Posted by: Furious George at September 12, 2017 01:15 PM (j+dfT)

125 Perez ran for the job, I feel nothing for him.

Posted by: Chupacabra at September 12, 2017 01:15 PM (pz6b2)

126 75 Go all Aztec on them. Tear Hillary's heart out, then skin her and then walk about in her skin. Doubt you'd have much disloyalty after that. It would be multicultural and thus praised by academics. Just sayin.
Posted by: Puddin Head at September 12, 2017 01:02 PM (YV+SU)

Why not? Hillary's was the Aztek of campaigns - an ugly, expensive, overhyped, low-energy sack of crap that nobody wanted.

Posted by: josephistan at September 12, 2017 01:16 PM (7HtZB)

127 Great idea, but lie detector tests aren't admissible in court for a reason...they're unreliable. Personally, I've taken three and failed all three even though there was no reason for me to fail. Especially the third time when I knew prior to the test what the questions would be. But the second that machine got hooked up to me I got nervous and that was the end.

Posted by: bknsty14 at September 12, 2017 01:16 PM (0gAY0)

128 >>Also, I like the idea of thumbscrews. Posted by: GnuBreed at September 12, 2017 01:12 PM (0ogQG)

The "pear of anguish." "Actually, at this point, we're no longer interested in what you have to say. We're only interested in mechanically separating your jaw from your skull. Slowly."

Posted by: Zod at September 12, 2017 01:16 PM (Bdeb0)

129 Sessions does do more "floating" than "doing."

But I can't give him the "floating" nom de AoS because Floating Bob Corker.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at September 12, 2017 01:14 PM (ul9CR)


You can call him "Balloon Boy". I think the trademark on that one is up, and, even so, the double entendre with that old event has its uses.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 12, 2017 01:17 PM (rZ+mb)

130 Also, I like the idea of thumbscrews.
Posted by: GnuBreed at September 12, 2017 01:12 PM (0ogQG)

+++

We've lost all leverage. Public shaming and damning do not work, waterboarding only brings hysterical screaming, no one sees the inside of a jail, and lawsuits are always on the horizon and as far as the eye can see.

Posted by: washrivergal at September 12, 2017 01:17 PM (7m3t8)

131 Second look at the Tree of Woe?

Posted by: Chupacabra at September 12, 2017 01:17 PM (pz6b2)

132 112 Break out...The Rack!
Posted by: tu3031 at September 12, 2017 01:09 PM (O5Q3r)


Oh hell no.
Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at September 12, 2017 01:12 PM (mf5HN)

Please?

Posted by: josephistan at September 12, 2017 01:17 PM (7HtZB)

133 If he really thinks that, then he's as stupid as I have come to believe he is. There is a reason lie detectors are inadmissible in court.

Not a reliable indicator of individual lies per se, but a jam-up framework for running a general flakiness survey and sweating various suspicious sorts. Plus, all the desk-jockey leak yahoos who think they're King Shit, SuperSpy are incredibly likely to fuck up in some obvious way when under that scrutiny.

Posted by: Sporkatus at September 12, 2017 01:17 PM (HtLSE)

134 Once saw a movie in which they tortured people by playing "Itty Bitty, Teeny Weeny, Yellow Polkadot Bikini".

I believe that was 1961s One, Two Three, directed by Billy Wilder and starring the late, great James Cagney in his penultimate role before 1981s Ragtime.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 12, 2017 01:18 PM (X6fMO)

135 First ask them under oath, then the lie detector.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 12, 2017 01:18 PM (LTHVh)

136 Iron Maiden


Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at September 12, 2017 01:19 PM (ul9CR)

137 Yeah ... but psychiatrists' "expert" testimony is accepted.


Well its a different category (testimony vs evidence) but yeah I agree. Most 'expert' testimony is trash from what I've seen.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 12, 2017 01:19 PM (39g3+)

138 Question slipped in at request of Trump

Q: Do you or have you ever thought about banging Melanie Trump?

Only administered to the women staffers.

Posted by: Jack Sock at September 12, 2017 01:19 PM (D0r5+)

139 I thought polygraph tests had been proven to be notoriously inexact.

This news is deserving of derision.

Posted by: navybrat at September 12, 2017 01:19 PM (w7KSn)

140 You know, one perp-walk of a senior Obama stay-behind would send the rest scurrying over the gunwales. Bonus: the ensuing media wailing would make it clear to the average voter just how many Obama scumballs there are in need of a rope and a lamppost.

You just have to think these things through, Jeff.

Seriously, I thought it had been made plain that not playing to win was the one thing Trump voters would not up with put!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at September 12, 2017 01:19 PM (4hIeD)

141 It's unclear whether this will ever happen, but Sessions floated the idea to multiple people, as recently as last month
===

Isn't this a leak?

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 12, 2017 01:19 PM (2wRtc)

142 Huh? What? Hey, what time is it?

Posted by: Jeff Sezzzions at September 12, 2017 01:19 PM (vtcmf)

143 Can a leak float?

Sounds like a zen koan.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at September 12, 2017 01:20 PM (ul9CR)

144 >>139 I thought polygraph tests had been proven to be notoriously inexact. Posted by: navybrat at September 12, 2017 01:19 PM (w7KSn)

Yep. The test results are a lot less interesting to the examiner than the hurried, last-minute, soul-baring confessions as the terminals are being hooked up.

Posted by: Zod at September 12, 2017 01:20 PM (Bdeb0)

145 122 >>Shinobi

Got that on 5 1/4" back at the house somewhere. The PC-DOS version was enough of a direct port from the arcade versions that it looped the intro screen constantly and required pressing some arcane combination of buttons to actually, y'know, quit out of.

Posted by: Sporkatus at September 12, 2017 01:14 PM (HtLSE)



I always preferred "Rolling Thunder." I've got the C-64 ports of both squirrelled away somewhere.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at September 12, 2017 01:21 PM (5sQ8t)

146 I don't think it's stupid. It's playing politics. His comfort zone.

That's pretty much his job. At that level of administration, you're not a cop or lawyer at all. You're a politician.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 12, 2017 01:21 PM (39g3+)

147 "But the second that machine got hooked up to me I got nervous and that was the end."

That's the problem right there. What lie detector tests identify are people who are self conscious, prone to be nervous, and who have a highly developed moral sense. The test is designed to key on those kinds of responses.

At the same time, a hard core psychopath who feels no guilt at all about the 10 women he's murdered can sail through a lie detector test with no problems at all. The test will see a totally calm, unemotional response to all questions.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 12, 2017 01:21 PM (k1TUh)

148 143 Can a leak float?

Yes

Posted by: Astronauts at September 12, 2017 01:21 PM (ul9CR)

149 Cruz Blames Staff For Liking Porn


Link in Sig

Posted by: Off the reservation at September 12, 2017 01:21 PM (vWMNq)

150 No one expects the comfy chair!

Posted by: Spanish Inquisition at September 12, 2017 01:21 PM (6MRrv)

151 Can't Sessions review the backgrounds of these people in order to figure out who the most likely offenders are? Maybe he should hire 4chan to do that.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 12, 2017 01:21 PM (/qEW2)

152 Now, now -

Let's not be hasty.
Posted by: garrett at September 12, 2017 01:13 PM (Hyf/Q)



You greedy mcgreederson's got Victory Tits. I have done my duty.

Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at September 12, 2017 01:22 PM (mf5HN)

153 38 It seems like it would be easier to fire everybody.
Posted by: Eddie Baby at September 12, 2017 12:55 PM

THIS!!!

Posted by: bknsty14 at September 12, 2017 01:22 PM (0gAY0)

154 >>Q: Do you or have you ever thought about banging Melanie Trump? Only administered to the women staffers. Posted by: Jack Sock at September 12, 2017 01:19 PM (D0r5+)

And they get a zap until they confess yes. Also, two-sided mirror with observation room.

"Yes, she'll do, bigly."

Posted by: Zod at September 12, 2017 01:22 PM (Bdeb0)

155 *Looks at Lap*

Bad Staff - BAD!

Posted by: Ted Cruz at September 12, 2017 01:22 PM (Hyf/Q)

156 I think I would just admit it"yeah,I was beating off to MILF porn".Probably why I'm not a politician.

Posted by: steevy at September 12, 2017 01:22 PM (rmVvL)

157 They want to renew FISA and yet can't even find their own saboteurs. I don't trust them. They don't rust me. But they have all the means to make trouble.

Posted by: DanMan at September 12, 2017 01:22 PM (XTiHL)

158 Better if you hypnotize all of the staff. After you asked them about their knowledge of leaks you can make them do funny shit.

Posted by: Jack Sock at September 12, 2017 01:23 PM (D0r5+)

159 Does 1 800 GOT JUNK operate in your area?
Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 12, 2017 01:10 PM (zkhXv)

yeah, I think so
are they good?

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at September 12, 2017 01:23 PM (hMwEB)

160 "Fighting" Jeff is finally ready to roll out that master plan we kept hearing. Almost....ready....

Posted by: Max Power at September 12, 2017 01:23 PM (QCc6B)

161 "If the operator is good it can be a worthwhile tool."

No, if the interrogator is good it can be a worthwhile tool.
It isn't the machine detecting the lies, it's the interrogator in the interview afterwards using the illusion that the machine detected something that applies pressure and loosens tongues.

Posted by: grayswindir at September 12, 2017 01:23 PM (xGZ+b)

162 22
What the hell is Sonoboi? Is this something gay?

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 12, 2017 12:53 PM (YV+SU)

****
I believe Sonobi is an old wooden ship used during the Civil War. . .
or it may be a character in a Star Wars Movie: "Obi Wan Sonobi" - I am not sure I didn't see the movie because it wasn't that popular.

Posted by: Publius "Ron Burgandy" Redux at September 12, 2017 01:23 PM (Fb9aZ)

163 >>>If that wasn't enough to break them, they'd move the record to an off-center hole.

This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Hope Solo at September 12, 2017 01:23 PM (8TQ1K)

164 Q: Do you or have you ever thought about banging Melanie Trump?

I have the perfect control question: "Do you or have you ever thought about banging Chubble Clintoon?"

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at September 12, 2017 01:23 PM (ul9CR)

165 There's a new drug on the street. They're cutting high quality blogs with oversized JS ads. Kids call it 'sonobi.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 12, 2017 01:24 PM (fA1SL)

166 Wasn't it South Carolina that got in trouble for putting a colander on a suspect's head connected by wires to a copy machine where they had placed a piece of paper with the words 'He's Lying.' Every time they asked the suspect a question, they pressed copy and showed him the output until he confessed.

The Appeals Court did not look with favor on using a suspects stupidity against him.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 12, 2017 01:24 PM (LTHVh)

167 Bench vise. Noggin. Some assembly required.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 12, 2017 01:24 PM (6MRrv)

168 There's a new drug on the street. They're cutting high quality blogs with oversized JS ads. Kids call it 'sonobi.'


That needed an Ice T nic.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 12, 2017 01:24 PM (LTHVh)

169 You greedy mcgreederson's got Victory Tits. I have done my duty.
Posted by: alexthechick



And we thank you. From the bottom of our pervy hearts.
But 2020 is a long way off!

Posted by: rickb223 at September 12, 2017 01:24 PM (FeRav)

170 166 Wasn't it South Carolina that got in trouble for putting a colander on a suspect's head connected by wires to a copy machine where they had placed a piece of paper with the words 'He's Lying.' Every time they asked the suspect a question, they pressed copy and showed him the output until he confessed.

The Appeals Court did not look with favor on using a suspects stupidity against him.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 12, 2017 01:24 PM (LTHVh)


Wait...some LEO's did that?!

Sounds like an episode of Monk.

Posted by: Tami at September 12, 2017 01:25 PM (Enq6K)

171 168. I'm a lazy guy, what can I say?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 12, 2017 01:25 PM (fA1SL)

172 136 Iron Maiden


Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at September 12, 2017 01:19 PM (ul9CR)

Excellent! \m/

youtube.com/watch?v=Xg9aQvjMS60

Posted by: josephistan at September 12, 2017 01:25 PM (7HtZB)

173 So the Trump White House's chief legislative liaison to Clowngress is pushing back on Steve Bannon's comments about the Hill GOP leadership being useless and treacherous.

The liaison, Marc Short, describes Mitch McClownhell and Paul-osi Ryan as being, quote, "terrific allies" and "strong partners".

This is the part where I attempt the rare and tricky quadruple facepalm. Can you believe this crap?

Oh, for those of you who were wondering who this Short fellow is and where he came from, he's the former chief of staff to Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Yeah, nothing says "draining the swamp" and "taking on the establishment" quite like picking a long-term career swamp creature, an aide to an establishment fixture, to be the primary conduit between Capitol Hill and 1600 Penn.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 12, 2017 01:26 PM (ujwCG)

174 Let me help Slumberin' Jeff out with a lie detection system far more reliable than a polygraph test:

Was the person appointed by Obama?

Posted by: Furious George at September 12, 2017 01:26 PM (j+dfT)

175 "166 Wasn't it South Carolina that got in trouble for putting a colander on a suspect's head connected by wires to a copy machine where they had placed a piece of paper with the words 'He's Lying.' Every time they asked the suspect a question, they pressed copy and showed him the output until he confessed. "

That's terrible, but gawd that's funny!!!

And I've met people that would work on. So have you!

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 12, 2017 01:26 PM (k1TUh)

176 Never happen. That sound you hear is the NSC staff laughing.

It's nice to think he would do it and prosecute someone so there's a head in a spike over the door. But leaking is a way of life at NSC.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 12, 2017 01:26 PM (9xpg1)

177 >>That needed an Ice T nic.


Still. Well played.

Posted by: garrett at September 12, 2017 01:26 PM (Hyf/Q)

178 Q: "Covfefe?"

Posted by: Zod at September 12, 2017 01:26 PM (Bdeb0)

179 There's a new drug on the street. They're cutting high quality blogs with oversized JS ads. Kids call it 'sonobi.'
***
Open hosts file.

Type:
127.0.0.1 sonobi.com
127.0.0.1 go.sonobi.com

Save
No more sonobi

Posted by: 18-1 at September 12, 2017 01:26 PM (eSx+E)

180 First question: 'Is it safe?'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 12, 2017 01:27 PM (fA1SL)

181 Bench vise. Noggin. Some assembly required.

Just threaten using it, worked great in Casino

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 12, 2017 01:27 PM (39g3+)

182 "Lemonade. Read the sign!"

Posted by: Other things that need an Ice T. sock at September 12, 2017 01:27 PM (HtLSE)

183 181. Don't make me be the bad guy here!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 12, 2017 01:28 PM (fA1SL)

184 They should give a lie detector and electric shock therapy to whoever put all the spam on this site.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 12, 2017 01:28 PM (9xpg1)

185 I actually had a supervisor tell me the above in regards to a bad employee. Employee could have been fired numerous times (and one of her actions cost the company $20,000 in fines) but they felt bad about firing her... plus she was constantly threatening lawsuits. BTW... they're hiring her for a new gig. So...being an incompetent psycho bitch obviously works.
========

Meh. We have one here who runs around, wedging the verbiage "my husband" into every meeting, conversation, etc. He's also fond of talking about their queen-sized bed. Numerous people have made complaints to HR about it, and also about his computer wallpapers of nearly nude men which are projected when he does presentations in meetings, etc.

I finally asked my boss one day why they put up with it. She point blank said that they are afraid he'll sue.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at September 12, 2017 01:28 PM (vg8iE)

186 southeast PA - can anyone rec a good cheap junk remover?

Some bulky stuff the trash company won't take (pt wood, old appliance, etc).

Academy ave...just under I-95. Just dump it there. Keep an eye out for smoldering tires though.

Posted by: Cu'Chulainn at September 12, 2017 01:28 PM (vmsda)

187 What about the Spanish Inquisition?

I bet they aren't ready for that.

No one expects the Spanish Inquisition.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....deplorable American at September 12, 2017 01:28 PM (vcOmj)

188 Time to send ol' Beauregard a copy of Mark of the Devil.


That's how you sweat out a confession!

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 12, 2017 01:28 PM (6MRrv)

189 I had this really cool bento for lunch. Highlight of the meal was the sonobi roll.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at September 12, 2017 01:29 PM (tVWQB)

190 189. Liar! Those things won't fit in a bento.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 12, 2017 01:29 PM (fA1SL)

191 >> southeast PA - can anyone rec a good cheap junk remover?


Craigslist : To Give Away

Posted by: garrett at September 12, 2017 01:29 PM (Hyf/Q)

192 Numerous people have made complaints to HR about it, and also about his computer wallpapers of nearly nude men which are projected when he does presentations in meetings, etc.


I finally asked my boss one day why they put up with it. She point blank said that they are afraid he'll sue.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at September 12, 2017 01:28 PM (vg8iE)


Maybe it's time everyone else put up some questionable wallpaper.

Posted by: Tami at September 12, 2017 01:30 PM (Enq6K)

193 >>>104 To serve on NSC you have to pass a Top Secret with Poly. I have friends who did this and they described it as jail rape.

Meh, just the tip.

Posted by: wooga at September 12, 2017 01:30 PM (8TQ1K)

194 Pfft. How many polygraph tests did Robert Hanssen pass? Do they ever get anyone this way?

Posted by: bonhomme at September 12, 2017 01:30 PM (jhqr1)

195 can anyone rec a good cheap junk remover?

=======

Sure.....

Oh, "junk" - junk.

My bad.

Posted by: Caitlyn at September 12, 2017 01:30 PM (vg8iE)

196 >>Maybe it's time everyone else put up some questionable wallpaper.


Hope's Rolo, FTW!

Posted by: garrett at September 12, 2017 01:31 PM (Hyf/Q)

197 It's almost always cheaper to have the troublesome employee killed rather than settle.

Posted by: Grump928(C) notes at September 12, 2017 01:31 PM (LTHVh)

198 Pfft. How many polygraph tests did Robert Hanssen pass? Do they ever get anyone this way?
===

True.

Sociopaths live the Costanza Rule.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 12, 2017 01:31 PM (2wRtc)

199 Folks around these parts still talk about that badass hombre Jeff Sessions. Meanest, toughest SOB this side of the Rio Grand. One of his steely eyed glares could strip the feathers off a chicken at forty yards.

Posted by: Max Power at September 12, 2017 01:31 PM (QCc6B)

200 1. Look into employment records of all government employees. Find out who was hired by a democrat, and fire them.

2. Replace them with people who genuinely love America and want to see her prosper.

3. Ignore all the outrage. The outraged will be outraged no matter what. Ignore them. Or, if they're among those not hired by Democrats, fire them. It'll give them more to howl about.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 12, 2017 01:31 PM (l9m7l)

201 using the illusion that the machine detected something that applies pressure and loosens tongues.
Posted by: grayswindir at September 12, 2017 01:23 PM


It's not an illusion that she applies pressure and loosens tongues.

Posted by: Huma! at September 12, 2017 01:32 PM (ctuyM)

202 186
southeast PA - can anyone rec a good cheap junk remover?



Some bulky stuff the trash company won't take (pt wood, old appliance, etc).



Academy ave...just under I-95. Just dump it there. Keep an eye out for smoldering tires though.

Posted by: Cu'Chulainn at September 12, 2017 01:28 PM (vmsda)

****
I always use Sanford Son Salvage, 9114 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90002

Posted by: Publius Redux at September 12, 2017 01:32 PM (Fb9aZ)

203 >>149 Cruz Blames Staff For Liking Porn

From the link he said: "Although I will say that if I had known that this would trend so quickly, perhaps we should have posted something like this back during the Indiana primary."

I think Cruz has the sharpest, funniest, self deprecating humor of any politician. I guess he didn't come across with warmth during the primaries and his humor is a bit geeky. Still like him.

Posted by: bananaDream at September 12, 2017 01:32 PM (yfaSg)

204 Ignore all the outrage. The outraged will be outraged no matter what.

Exacamundo.

Trump used to seem to understand this.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 12, 2017 01:32 PM (39g3+)

205 Cruz is a million times more likable and authentic since Trump got in office.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at September 12, 2017 01:33 PM (XFue2)

206 Find out who leaked the possibility of using a lie detector test and you'll find the master leaked.

Seriously why can't the media who was given this national security breech of information be compelled to divulge their source?

Posted by: Jack Sock at September 12, 2017 01:33 PM (D0r5+)

207 gee, maybe if they tried they could find out who funded the Russia dossier ruse ... or do they already know?

But no, they get a special unlimited funds almost unlimited power special counsel to dog Trump, while they don't seem to care that their own IC is leaking POTUS conversations with foreign leaders.

Everything points to a very corrupt deep state mostly intent on covering their own treasonous activities.

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/09 /the_unconstitutionality_of_rod_j_rosenstein.html

Posted by: illiniwek at September 12, 2017 01:33 PM (yKAUL)

208 Wasn't it South Carolina that got in trouble for putting a colander on a suspect's head connected by wires to a copy machine where they had placed a piece of paper with the words 'He's Lying.' Every time they asked the suspect a question, they pressed copy and showed him the output until he confessed.

The Appeals Court did not look with favor on using a suspects stupidity against him.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 12, 2017 01:24 PM (LTHVh)



Okay, look, you can't do that but that is hilarious.

Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at September 12, 2017 01:33 PM (mf5HN)

209 I think that immediately after the polygraph test, they should all be hypnotized and made to cluck like chickens. Or Nancy Pelosi.

Posted by: Fritz at September 12, 2017 01:33 PM (D0riW)

210 you know who else used lie detectors to find security leaks...

Posted by: andrew jarbacka at September 12, 2017 01:33 PM (DQdye)

211 My staff likes porn too.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at September 12, 2017 01:34 PM (ul9CR)

212 Meh. We have one here who runs around, wedging the verbiage "my husband" into every meeting, conversation, etc. He's also fond of talking about their queen-sized bed. Numerous people have made complaints to HR about it, and also about his computer wallpapers of nearly nude men which are projected when he does presentations in meetings, etc.

I finally asked my boss one day why they put up with it. She point blank said that they are afraid he'll sue.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at September 12, 2017 01:28 PM (vg8iE)

That reminds me of an episode of "King of Queens" where Doug screwed up something bad at work, and carrie told him to blame it on his best friend, Deacon. "They won't fire him, he's black!"

Posted by: josephistan at September 12, 2017 01:34 PM (7HtZB)

213 "Although I will say that if I had known that this would trend so
quickly, perhaps we should have posted something like this back during
the Indiana primary."
==

Good line. Good guy.


Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 12, 2017 01:34 PM (2wRtc)

214 No one expects the Spanish Inquisition.
Posted by: Bossy Conservative....deplorable American at September 12, 2017 01:28 PM


Especially when it's their mother.

Posted by: Torque yer Mama at September 12, 2017 01:34 PM (ctuyM)

215 They ought to be having regular polygraphs every two years.

Posted by: simplemind at September 12, 2017 01:34 PM (3mr+j)

216 From the link he said: "Although I will say that if I had known that this would trend so quickly, perhaps we should have posted something like this back during the Indiana primary."

I think Cruz has the sharpest, funniest, self deprecating humor of any politician. I guess he didn't come across with warmth during the primaries and his humor is a bit geeky. Still like him.
Posted by: bananaDream


Did the Pron have Melania in it?

Could be big trouble for Ted. Back to the Great White North!

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....deplorable American at September 12, 2017 01:35 PM (vcOmj)

217 According to a book titled Influence, I believe, a skill interrogator can make anybody look guilty. Given time they can even convince you of your own guilt.

Posted by: Northernlurker at September 12, 2017 01:35 PM (uVQGA)

218 Did Joe Arpaio "float" the idea of making prisoners wear pink and housing their convicted asses in desert tents?

Nope.

He just did it.

That's how it's done.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 12, 2017 01:35 PM (2wRtc)

219 "The liaison, Marc Short, describes Mitch McClownhell and Paul-osi Ryan as being, quote, "terrific allies" and "strong partners".

This is the part where I attempt the rare and tricky quadruple facepalm. Can you believe this crap?"

Yes, actually. Because as a liaison you are not supposed to call the people you are trying to work with "a passel of pig-f*****s who make it out of bed only due to gravity and their diseased livers' need for more alcohol".

A pity, but that's the way it rolls.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Reach for the Stars! Trump-Klingon Dictionaries are at the Outrage Outlet! at September 12, 2017 01:35 PM (hLRSq)

220 I think Cruz has the sharpest, funniest, self deprecating humor of any politician. I guess he didn't come across with warmth during the primaries and his humor is a bit geeky.

He seems to have learned to be more warm and approachable in the last year or so. His social media stuff is great, either he's better or his staff is really good at it.

i think if he grew a beard, he could win the presidency. As is, his face looks kind of molesty

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 12, 2017 01:35 PM (39g3+)

221 >> I believe, a skill interrogator can make anybody look guilty.



Ever since Skil moved production offshore, their interragators have been crap.

You should go with the Bosch.

Posted by: garrett at September 12, 2017 01:36 PM (Hyf/Q)

222 >> southeast PA - can anyone rec a good cheap junk remover?

Call the St. Vincent De Paul Society. They haul away whatever you got & sell what they can for their charity.

Posted by: josephistan at September 12, 2017 01:37 PM (7HtZB)

223 This is entirely justifiable. If somebody wants a top security clearance, normal expectations of privacy do not exist. The position is not an entitlement.

Posted by: forest at September 12, 2017 01:37 PM (4ExtI)

224 i think if he grew a beard, he could win the presidency. As is, his face looks kind of molesty
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

My brother in law thinks he's a cross between Richard Nixon and Joe McCarthy.
Not meant to be complimentary, but it made me laugh.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....deplorable American at September 12, 2017 01:37 PM (vcOmj)

225 221. Pan's Labyrinth - 'At first, I won't believe anything you say......'

Great little routine El Capitan had there.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 12, 2017 01:38 PM (fA1SL)

226 Screw the polygraphs. Give them unannounced drug tests including prescription medications.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at September 12, 2017 01:38 PM (XFue2)

227
i think if he grew a beard, he could win the presidency. As is, his face looks kind of molesty
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 12, 2017 01:35 PM (39g3+)

Without looking it up, who was the last President with a beard?*

*I call no Michelle Obamam jokes

Posted by: josephistan at September 12, 2017 01:38 PM (7HtZB)

228 CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Hillary Clinton says she is now convinced that associates of candidate Donald Trump helped Russia meddle in the 2016 presidential election.

"There certainly was communication and there certainly was an understanding of some sort," Clinton told USA TODAY Monday in a far-ranging interview about her new book, What Happened. "Because there's no doubt in my twisted mind that (Russian President Vladimir) Putin wanted me and wanted to stop Trump from his constant 'winning'. And there's no doubt in my mind that there are a tangle of financial relationships between the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, Trump and his operation with Russian money. And there's no doubt in my demented mind that the Trump campaign and other associates have worked really hard to hide their connections with lunar aliens."

Does she believe there was collusion by Trump associates?

"I'm convinced of it," she said

Posted by: undocumented SMOD at September 12, 2017 01:38 PM (e8kgV)

229 Last President with a beard?

Wild stab: Benjamin Harrison?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....deplorable American at September 12, 2017 01:39 PM (vcOmj)

230 But would Cruz's Beard be evil?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at September 12, 2017 01:39 PM (ul9CR)

231 *I call no Michelle Obamam jokes

Posted by: josephistan at September 12, 2017 01:38 PM (7HtZB)

========

No fair, meanie! We all know Barry was the last president with a "beard."

Posted by: bicentennialguy at September 12, 2017 01:40 PM (vg8iE)

232 It is very easy to beat a lie detector test: guaranteed.

Do not go to sleep the night before the test. It is that simple.

You could also do Xanax or something like that but you don't need to do that. Just stay up all night. Easy.

Posted by: Steve at September 12, 2017 01:40 PM (yT8QN)

233 This is a terrible idea!

Posted by: Hillary Clinton, President In Waiting at September 12, 2017 01:40 PM (LISuA)

234 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 12, 2017 01:35 PM (39g3+)

He's always had a moron sense of humor and wit. The caricature of him turned into a meme and that's all she wrote. The mob had a perception and that wasn't going to change.

One of the best examples of his moron credentials was his interview with Adam Carolla where he spontaneously quoted an entire scene from The Princess Bride when Adam went on a tangent about funny movies.

That said I'm still pissed at him right now.

Posted by: Jack Sock at September 12, 2017 01:40 PM (D0r5+)

235 But would Cruz's Beard be evil?
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat?

Ted with a beard and sunglasses; maybe he could get a gig with ZZ Top?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....deplorable American at September 12, 2017 01:40 PM (vcOmj)

236 Last President with a beard?
===

On Earth Prime?

It's a big multiverse, you know.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 12, 2017 01:41 PM (2wRtc)

237 Wiki claims Truman was the last POTUS with a beard.

Truman?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at September 12, 2017 01:41 PM (ul9CR)

238 Without looking it up, who was the last President with a beard?*

Benjamin Harrison?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 12, 2017 01:41 PM (X6fMO)

239 >>>>>>107 If you can piss test everyone on a Navy ship because a couple people popped, I don't see why this is all that much different.
.
.
.All,of these chuckleheads signed agreements to take a polygraph every few years to maintain their clearances and continued employment They might try to challenge this decision but they will lose.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at September 12, 2017 01:41 PM (Vz9Up)

240 Without looking it up, who was the last President with a beard?*

*I call no Michelle Obamam jokes
Posted by: josephistan



Michelle Obama.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 12, 2017 01:41 PM (FeRav)

241 And I see the margins are getting blown more often than I am.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 12, 2017 01:42 PM (X6fMO)

242 Why not have anyone that works for the NSC sign a waiver that all forms of communication can be wiretapped and reviewed?

I mean, that's what the NSA basically does to every American anyway, I think if you want to work with classified material you give up some privacy.

Posted by: Maritime at September 12, 2017 01:42 PM (G/kZc)

243

Time to see who "calls in sick" or decides to quit all of a sudden.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at September 12, 2017 01:42 PM (fceHP)

244 Oh yeah. Footnotes. Only had a beard for a brief period in November 1948, while on vacation.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at September 12, 2017 01:42 PM (ul9CR)

245

MSNBC's Katy Tur wondered Monday why Democrats do not simply get people to move from California to rust belt states like Michigan and Wisconsin to solve their electoral woes.

While discussing the party's demographic problems, Tur pondered why Democrats do not ask people to simply move to those midwestern states from the liberal bastion of California.

Liberal guest Zerlina Maxwell interjected that there are policies in red states that "marginalize communities and that's why we choose to live in places like California and New York."

"Got it," Tur said.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 12, 2017 01:42 PM (IqV8l)

246 B. Harrison was the last to have a real beard, Taft the last to have a 'stache.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at September 12, 2017 01:43 PM (ul9CR)

247 The Daily Caller says Skankles is blaming NBC today. Matt Lauer was insufficiently deferential and asked her about he Benghazi bullshit.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton, President In Waiting at September 12, 2017 01:43 PM (LISuA)

248 O/T

But Baltimore made it into the news again

http://cbsloc.al/2f37ofM

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 12, 2017 01:43 PM (EyPfd)

249 What about an evening beard?

Posted by: Richard Nixon at September 12, 2017 01:44 PM (gIRsn)

250 >>>Without looking it up, who was the last President with a beard?*<<<

Chuck Norris?

Posted by: Fritz at September 12, 2017 01:44 PM (D0riW)

251 I'm sorry. Been a bad year.

Posted by: Hurricane Irma at September 12, 2017 01:44 PM (rqQ57)

252 MSNBC's Katy Tur wondered Monday why Democrats do not simply get people to move from California to rust belt states like Michigan and Wisconsin to solve their electoral woes.

While discussing the party's demographic problems, Tur pondered why Democrats do not ask people to simply move to those midwestern states from the liberal bastion of California.

Liberal guest Zerlina Maxwell interjected that there are policies in red states that "marginalize communities and that's why we choose to live in places like California and New York."

"Got it," Tur said.
========

And this fucking happened? Seriously? This fucking happened?

This is INSANE. This is considered acceptable, mainstream discourse in our fucked up society??

There is so much unbelievable idiocy, stupidity and lies, it's going to cause a tear in the space time continuum and we will be lucky to survive it.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at September 12, 2017 01:44 PM (vg8iE)

253 Pan's Labyrinth - 'At first, I won't believe anything you say......'

I ought to look for a copy of that. Haven't seen it since the theater, and it was thought-provoking, intense, and imaginative. Of course, one of the people I went to see it with had somehow failed to understand that it was a foreign language film...

Posted by: Sporkatus at September 12, 2017 01:44 PM (HtLSE)

254 Okay, look, you can't do that but that is hilarious.

Honest question: Why is this problematic?

Cops are allowed to lie during questioning and say things like, "We know you're lying, we have a witness."

I think this is the same thing, except with a prop instead of a fake witness or fake testimony.

Posted by: bonhomme at September 12, 2017 01:44 PM (jhqr1)

255 223 This is entirely justifiable. If somebody wants a top security clearance, normal expectations of privacy do not exist. The position is not an entitlement.
Posted by: forest at September 12, 2017 01:37 PM (4ExtI)

Precisely. For a TS SCI clearance, you have to have a polygraph every five years. The military doesn't do that, I believe, and frankly, that's why they had Bradly C. Manning. If the people who risk their lives to get the intel have to poly, then the people who make decisions with that intel should have to as well. And their bloody staffers.

That right there would reduce the size of government and provide for term limits without have to legislate it.

Posted by: moki at September 12, 2017 01:45 PM (V+V48)

256 Trump colluded with his own staff to influence the election! Trump secretly waged a political campaign to work in that political "gray zone" and gain influence. All the tangled webs lead suspiciously right back to Trump!

Posted by: Max Power at September 12, 2017 01:45 PM (QCc6B)

257 253. A favorite of #1 & #2 daughters for years.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 12, 2017 01:45 PM (fA1SL)

258
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr
===

I like how they swim around and around the same 12" fishbowl and yet arrive at new and exciting places everyday.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 12, 2017 01:46 PM (2wRtc)

259 247 The Daily Caller says Skankles is blaming NBC today. Matt Lauer was insufficiently deferential and asked her about he Benghazi bullshit.
Posted by: Hillary Clinton, President In Waiting at September 12, 2017 01:43 PM (LISuA)
========
Didn't she parcel out blame for her loss to the media too?

Yet she still expects the same soft interviews?

She is soooo clueless.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at September 12, 2017 01:46 PM (rqQ57)

260 As to beards.

Wore one on active duty in the Navy during my first enlistment.
And for no reason whatsoever, Mrs VIA and I were going through our old passports, and I came across my old Official Passport for what turned out to be literally an around the world trip that I went on on Active Duty.

Full beard, head of hair that pushed Uniform and grooming regs as far as they could be pushed.

Oddly enough, I could pass for any one of our Special Ops guys in that photo.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 12, 2017 01:47 PM (EyPfd)

261 Liberal guest Zerlina Maxwell interjected that there are policies in red states that "marginalize communities and that's why we choose to live in places like California and New York."

You mean "policies" such as obeying the law, you spirochete-infested, pinch-pussied ambulatory vaginal discharge?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 12, 2017 01:47 PM (X6fMO)

262 Hey, Lara Trump gave birth. A son, Eric.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at September 12, 2017 01:47 PM (ul9CR)

263 Sessions, just DO SOMETHING, ANYTHING!!!

It is like opening day of duck hunting season and thousands of birds jump up all at once and cover the sky.

Just shoot, damn it!


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 12, 2017 01:48 PM (UsCnO)

264 Quit talking and start doing. WTF? Telling the press ANYTHING is going to draw fire.

Posted by: Very Undude at September 12, 2017 01:48 PM (2X7pN)

265 Just shoot, damn it!
SHOOT THE DUCK! SHOOT THE DUCK!

Posted by: Daffy Duck at September 12, 2017 01:49 PM (HtLSE)

266 A son, Eric.
A son... a son... a son!

Posted by: The Who at September 12, 2017 01:50 PM (HtLSE)

267 You mean "policies" such as obeying the law, you spirochete-infested, pinch-pussied ambulatory vaginal discharge?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 12, 2017 01:47 PM (X6fMO)


*pats couch*

Come. Sit by me.

Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at September 12, 2017 01:50 PM (mf5HN)

268
I'd much prefer a Voight-Kampff:



"You're walking in the desert. You see a Trump on his back."

"What's a Trump?"

"Nevermind. So, you see a..."

Posted by: Zod at September 12, 2017 12:53 PM


You are in the dark. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 12, 2017 01:50 PM (p+Wdc)

269 262.

*infant held aloft by a fremen midwife*

'A son! A fighter for the cause!'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 12, 2017 01:50 PM (fA1SL)

270 Liberal guest Zerlina Maxwell interjected that there are policies in red states that "marginalize communities and that's why we choose to live in places like California and New YorK


Do they even listen to themselves? It's pretty common knowledge that the blue states are losing population with migration to the red states. They don't have to be told to move. These liberal migrants are infecting us now as we speak.

Posted by: Jack Sock at September 12, 2017 01:51 PM (D0r5+)

271 Sessions floated the idea to multiple people, as recently as last month.
---

So, lemme guess- one of *those* people leaked this news?

Posted by: ironically speaking at September 12, 2017 01:51 PM (JFpNs)

272 On Earth Prime?

It's a big multiverse, you know.




Earth Prime? Check your dimensional privilege.

Posted by: Grump928(C) notes at September 12, 2017 01:51 PM (LTHVh)

273 You are in the dark. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

Just wait.

Posted by: Many twisty passages, all alike at September 12, 2017 01:53 PM (u0s1P)

274 And this fucking happened? Seriously? This fucking happened?

This is INSANE. This is considered acceptable, mainstream discourse in our fucked up society??

There is so much unbelievable idiocy, stupidity and lies, it's going to cause a tear in the space time continuum and we will be lucky to survive it.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at September 12, 2017 01:44 PM (vg8iE)
=======
I know, right? I don't know what is real and parody anymore. And the media wonders why we don't think they are objective. It's like invasion of the pod people, and they don't know what real journalism looks like. So much crazy, so little time.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at September 12, 2017 01:53 PM (rqQ57)

275 247
The Daily Caller says Skankles is blaming NBC today. Matt Lauer was
insufficiently deferential and asked her about he Benghazi bullshit.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton, President In Waiting at September 12, 2017 01:43 PM (LISuA)


Wait! I thought Matt was on the payroll?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 12, 2017 01:54 PM (UsCnO)

276 Earth Prime? Check your dimensional privilege.

I liked Futurama's solution: Universe 1 and Universe A.

Posted by: Shinobi at September 12, 2017 01:54 PM (u0s1P)

277 We're on Easy Street
And it feels so sweet
Cause life is but a treat
When you're on Easy Street

Posted by: Johnny at September 12, 2017 01:54 PM (kUotE)

278 And I see the margins are getting blown more often than I am.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 12, 2017 01:42 PM


It's good to be the king.

Posted by: The Margins at September 12, 2017 01:54 PM (p+Wdc)

279 NoooooooooD. Duh.

Posted by: Sporkatus at September 12, 2017 01:54 PM (HtLSE)

280 "Liberal guest Zerlina Maxwell"

Am I the only one who thinks that the name "Zerlina" sounds like a villainess in a cheap 1950s sci-fi B-movie?

"Zerlina! The Earthlings are escaping! Activate the plasma disruptors!"

Posted by: torquewrench at September 12, 2017 01:55 PM (ujwCG)

281 Ok, we have jurisdiction because a couple of these NC folks took the kids to Disneyland.

We find that the language saying the lie detector gets administered every 5 years is only constitutional if the employee didn't do anything wrong.

If the test starts showing who's guilty and who's innocent, that's disparate impact. And we'll have none of that.

Posted by: The 9th Circuit at September 12, 2017 01:56 PM (uVd6p)

282 *infant held aloft by a fremen midwife*

'A son! A fighter for the cause!'



Rafiki holds infant aloft.

Circle of Life plays in the background....

Posted by: rickb223 at September 12, 2017 01:56 PM (FeRav)

283 Liberal guest Zerlina Maxwell interjected that there are policies in red states that "marginalize communities and that's why we choose to live in places like California and New York."

"Got it," Tur said.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 12, 2017 01:42 PM (IqV8l)


Wow that Tur(d) is really intellectually curious, isn't she?

Posted by: Tami at September 12, 2017 01:57 PM (Enq6K)

284 t's almost always cheaper to have the troublesome employee killed rather than settle.
Posted by: Grump928(C) notes at September 12, 2017 01:31 PM (LTHVh)

I know, right.

Posted by: DNC at September 12, 2017 01:57 PM (suO/a)

285 Send them to the PIT OF DIS...COUGH, COUGH COUGH...

The Pit of Dispair.

NOT TO FIFTY!

Posted by: Johnny at September 12, 2017 01:59 PM (kUotE)

286 >>>>260 As to beards.

Wore one on active duty in the Navy during my first enlistment.
And for no reason whatsoever, Mrs VIA and I were going through our old passports, and I came across my old Official Passport for what turned out to be literally an around the world trip that I went on on Active Duty.

Full beard, head of hair that pushed Uniform and grooming regs as far as they could be pushed.

Oddly enough, I could pass for any one of our Special Ops guys in that photo.
.
.
.
.Watched the movie Final Countdown last night. The bridge scenes were classic old Time Navy. Full beards everywhere.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at September 12, 2017 01:59 PM (Vz9Up)

287 Re: Sonobi

It only covers a small portion of comments 1 & 2 for me. Since they are usually 1st! and other goofy posts, it doesn't matter much, or does it?

Does it cover more screen & posts for others?

Posted by: Money Maker at September 12, 2017 02:00 PM (rqQ57)

288 253 Pan's Labyrinth - 'At first, I won't believe anything you say......'

I ought to look for a copy of that. Haven't seen it since the theater, and it was thought-provoking, intense, and imaginative. Of course, one of the people I went to see it with had somehow failed to understand that it was a foreign language film...
Posted by: Sporkatus at September 12, 2017 01:44 PM (HtLSE)

Yes I enjoyed the film though I had to ignore the continued Leftist meme that the communist Republicans were the pure good guys and the Nationalists were more evil than evil.

Posted by: Jack Sock at September 12, 2017 02:01 PM (D0r5+)

289 288 Exactly.

Posted by: steevy at September 12, 2017 02:07 PM (rmVvL)

290 And of course Del Toro has come out to blast Trump .

Posted by: steevy at September 12, 2017 02:08 PM (rmVvL)

291 The Daily Caller says Skankles is blaming NBC today. Matt Lauer was insufficiently deferential and asked her about he Benghazi bullshit.
Posted by: Hillary Clinton, President In Waiting at September 12, 2017 01:43 PM (LISuA)

To be honest, I can't believe Bill hasn't killed her after all these years...what an insufferable bitch

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 12, 2017 02:09 PM (5y11N)

292 After watching Pan's Labyrinth, I had a night of the most vivid/terrifying/fascinating dreams I've ever had. I don't think I would ever tell anyone about them completely, just too disturbing.

I think it's kind of funny, I think it's kind of sad, the dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 12, 2017 02:09 PM (k1TUh)

293 he want to redeem himself this is how you do it

Posted by: happyfeet at September 12, 2017 02:09 PM (mLfQi)

294 Skip the lie detector test. Go with the "Witch Test".

Posted by: OCBill at September 12, 2017 02:12 PM (df+Zi)

295 Must be some really bad stuff in the Cruz twitter thread above. Work firewall is blocking when I try to read the comments.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at September 12, 2017 02:14 PM (r5KeJ)

296 Has anyone in the media asked Mrs. Clinton to actually define what she means by "colluded" or "associates"?
And, does "colluded" mean knowingly or unknowingly, such as an alleged "unintentional" exposure of classified information on an intentionally created private server?

Posted by: xnycpeasant at September 12, 2017 02:15 PM (QtQaN)

297 Keel haul.

Posted by: colfax mingo at September 12, 2017 02:34 PM (gkURX)

298 204 it's "Exactamundo" where I come from.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at September 12, 2017 02:35 PM (4hIeD)

299
And of course Del Toro has come out to blast Trump .
===

Who?

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 12, 2017 02:38 PM (2wRtc)

300 Just ask these pricks what they think of Melania's shows. You'll find the leakers pretty fast.

Posted by: Shidooby Shattered at September 12, 2017 03:10 PM (hKi6n)

301 Dumb idea. Psychopaths easily beat lie detectors.

Posted by: S at September 12, 2017 03:17 PM (poT2p)

302 Silly me, I thought if you had access to sensitive data and worked for the NSC you were tested by polygraph routinely. No wonder the gov't leaks like a basketball hoop.

Posted by: Locke Common at September 12, 2017 03:19 PM (ciOBu)

303 It would be nice to see sessions do something for a change. He should definitely do this as this was national security stuff.

Posted by: Dude1394 at September 12, 2017 03:21 PM (1V/O9)

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